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The Pragmatic Prophet: Google Apocalypse?

Written and published on 25 September 2020 by Alice B. Clagett

Dear Ones,

THE PRAGMATIC PROPHET SAYS: Could be the East Coast internet will become separate from that of the West Coast, if United States federal government decentralization continues as I predict. It might be good to get financial records offline and onto a flash drive or onto CDs, in case the national versions of Google and HR Block online should begin to fail.

As well, I figure if I plan my day around non-internet activities, then Google outages may not be too important to me.

Link: “Google Services Go Down in Some Parts of the U.S.,” by Daisuke Wakabayashi and Michael Levenson, 24 September 2020 … in the New York Times … https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/24/technology/google-service ..

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Ways to Deal with Rogue Towns and Crime Gang Towns in the United States . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 2 February 2020; published on 16 August 2020
Location: Los Angeles, California

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Rogue Town: Counterfeit Money Laundering to Tourists or Through Local Banks
    • Rogue Town: Siege as An Option to Bring It Into Line
    • Real Estate Seizure Gambit in a Putative Rogue Town
    • Dealing with Rogue Towns, from a Federal Standpoint
    • Conclusion

Dear ones, there is an edited Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.

I would like to talk a little today about the things that probably will not go wrong with America but that, in the worst case scenario might take place in a few small towns of America. And so these are things that we should look out for and have a plan for in advance, just in case. That is how I feel. It has to do with social unrest and the economy of the United States.

Rogue Town: Counterfeit Money Laundering to Tourists or Through Local Banks

There is a chance, in the coming years, that one of these scenarios might come up: It might be that a town might have a sheriff or police officer who is in collusion with a crime gang, or a mob or mafia … a crime family. And the crime family or crime gang might be producing its own counterfeit United States ‘money’.

They might be passing it out to the tourists who come into town, and laundering it in that way. Or they might be laundering it through the local banks to other parts of the country.

Now if that happens … if the crime gang controls the town … what we have, as far as I can tell, is secession from the United States. The reason for that is, one of the things the Federal Government does is provide a currency for all the states in the United States.

If a town chooses to produce its own currency, then in effect it is setting itself up as a sovereign nation with its own currency, trading on the goodwill and the economic success of the larger governing body, the United States.

Rogue Town: Siege as An Option to Bring It Into Line

If that were to happen, I wonder if the Department of Homeland Security would be the place to go to try to get the situation handled. I say that because, in a broad sense, the actions of a crime gang town might be considered terrorist actions, I suppose, or secessionist actions, and maybe one of those definitions might be covered by the Department of Homeland Security, which might have enough personnel to take care of it.

If the economy is tight here in America, federally, then one way to handle such a situation of a rogue town would be to create a stage of siege to barricade the incoming and outgoing traffic on the roads to other parts of the country, and to prevent air flights from coming in.

The advantage of this would be … with luck … less loss of life than, say, sending in a SWAT team or a National Guard, or worse yet, doing a pinpoint strike.

So that is my idea … something simple. If that did not work, after a length of time, then I would look at more serious action.

Real Estate Seizure Gambit in a Putative Rogue Town

There is one other thing that LI think might happen; and I think, in this case, it would be a different sort of action that would be taken: It is possible that there may be some small towns coming up, where, if a person from another part of the country buys real estate there … if it is a crime town, like the one I described above … they may find that they are arrested on trumped up charges by, say, the sheriff or police officer who is in league with the crime family, and that their only way of getting out of the situation … or worse yet, execution … would be to give their land to the rogue law enforcement officer for a mere dollar, for a pittance … for nothing … in exchange for a lighter sentence or no death sentence … or a chance to leave town and never come back, as in the old days in the Wild West, the days of formation of the country, when laws were rather ‘catch as catch can’.

If that were to happen, that anyone’s real estate could be seized and sold, and they could be In prison with no real reason for it, then in essence, no one could hold property. No one would have property rights in that town, except for the people in the crime gangs.

The crime gang could move into any house in town that it wanted to … say, murder the owners, and falsify the real estate ownership records saying that they were the new owners, and that the house had been sold for a dollar whatever price it might be.

Dealing with Rogue Towns, from a Federal Standpoint

What does this mean in terms of the United States, and social unrest, and secession? To me it means that the most basic right of American people is being violated; the most basic right of property ownership is being violated. And so that town … that rogue town … has violated the United States Constitution.

Again I feel that this is an act of secession. You could consider it a terrorist act too. But in this case what I would do is ask the CIA Factbook to list that town as a place that is too dangerous for Americans from other parts of the country to visit; and to explain why. And I would ask them to issue an advisory that people should not buy land in that area, and to explain why.

It would be kind of like it used to be, to buy land in Mexico: You could not really buy land; you had to go in with a partner who was a Mexican national, if you were American. It might be kind of like that, in rogue United States towns, eventually.

Of course, the other thing that could be done, if property rights are constantly violated, is simply for the United States government to prohibit United States citizens from purchasing land there, if they are not natives of the local area.

Really it would be as if the rogue town were a foreign nation, and the property rights of the mainland Americans would need to be rewritten in the context of that. That is what I feel. We may experience a town or two like that, in the coming years, since everyone is becoming psychic, and they are clearing things out of their energy fields.

Such rogue towns might even exist right now, and they might need a little ‘what for’ … a little getting in tune with the situation in the rest of America. That is what I think.

Conclusion

I would not take this too seriously. We Americans are a strong people, and we can take it in stride, even if it should happen in the rare instance.

Enough talking. You all take care. Love you lots. Have a wonderful February.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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Counterfeit Laundering – Safe Deposit Box Substitution Gambit . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 2 February 2020; published on 16 August 2020
Location: Los Angeles, California

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Dear ones, there is an edited Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.

I thought I would tell you about a scary astral story that went by the window of my imagination some years ago. I was vacationing, and not here in Los Angeles. I had a funny feeling that something awful might happen … like a premonition of disaster … but I did not know what.

I figured it was not really going to happen, but to be on the safe side, it might be good to put some money in a safe deposit box. I found out since then that putting money in a safe deposit box is a very bad idea; it is not a very safe thing to do.

But back then I thought, you know: I will put a little money into a safe deposit box, and leave it there in case the worst happens; and at least I will have a little cash.

Quite some amount of time went by. I was getting near the end of my vacation; and I had an astral dream. I dreamt that a police officer who was crooked wanted to send me to jail for potentially interfering with a drug operation in that town.

I do not know that there are drug operations in that town; in fact, I do not think there are. Maybe it was in a different town, and I just received the dream about it, but it was happening elsewhere. That is frequently the case.

But so anyway, the dream kind of terrified me, because in the dream, this police officer went to my bank … you know, dreams often convert the national news to a person’s own sphere of endeavors  … and took the money out of my safe deposit box, and substituted marked counterfeit bills.

And so I had had another premonition. So I went back to the bank, and took the money out of the safe deposit box, and gave it back to the bank just there and then. So the money never left the bank, and they credited it to my account.

So if the money was counterfeit … it seems unlikely; I was probably pegging on somebody else’s scary astral story … But let’s say the money was counterfeited, then I guess the bank bore the brunt of it.

I do not know what a bank would do, in a situation like that. That would be a tough one, because it would be stuck with however much in counterfeit bills that were basically the responsibility of a police officer who was laundering counterfeit money for the drug operation that he was supposed to be preventing there in that town.

Apocryphal though this story may be, I feel we should look out for situations like that all across America, as times are tough, and people are resorting to all kinds of things to make ends meet. That is my thought.

The takeaway is: Let the banks be careful as to what is happening. Maybe they could develop guidelines prior to something like that happening, to make sure that they do not get stuck holding the bag.

All right, you all, I know this is a weird one. You all take care, and welcome to February 2020. It is looking to be a really wonderful year in terms of Soul clearing.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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Production of Counterfeit as Secession from the Union . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 2 February 2020; published on 16 August 2020
Location: Los Angeles, California

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Dear ones, there is an edited Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.

I just had a thought, in a hypothetical scenario, where this small town or that, in the United States, might choose to start producing counterfeit, and distributing it to the tourists that come in.

I think that, if a town is producing counterfeit, or distributing it, we might consider it perhaps a terrorist activity, to fall under Homeland Security. Actually, technically, it is secession from the Union, because they have chosen to set up their own paper currency, in that case.

Of course, nothing like that would happen here in the United States; this is just a hypothetical, sci-fi situation. I have mentioned in the past, and I will mention once more, my feeling about such a scenario …

Should it happen, I would suggest the cheapest way for the United States to deal with a secessionist town would be to barricade the main roads in and out, so that traffic cannot move in and out. Basically you have a siege situation going on. I would also remove their air flight and import of Walmart items rights. That is what I would do. That is the cheapest thing.

And if that did not work … if they tried to barge through the barricades and so forth … then we could always send in a commando unit, or a pinpoint strike could be effected. But the thing about pinpoint strikes is that there are a lot of civilian casualties. I would think twice about that.

I know National Reserves are very expensive to use, and the Nation is short on cash. That is why I suggest this low-cost alternative in case such a thing should ever come up.

And I would say that, if it did come up … and it seems to me 99 percent impossible … that we should expect it to happen in only one or two instances. Then everyone else would fall back into line, I feel.

Well, I hope you will forgive me for being so hard-nosed about this; that is just what I feel about it. I also think the CIA Factbook should indicate American towns that are secessionist or terrorist in inclination, so that tourists would not be tempted to go there. That could be like a warning signal.

So, I do not know …. My dad was a veteran of World War II, and I guess, even though I have never seen military action, I do have a feel for military maneuvers, and a concern for cost-cutting in the United States budget.

I am hoping no towns would make that choice; but if they did, that would be my recommendation.

You all take care; and do not pass around counterfeit. It is important. Stand with the U.S. of A.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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Shop Till You Drop Dead of COVID? Here Is What the Pragmatic Prophet Says!

Written and published on 29 July 2020

Image: “A Corner Shop in Boston, Massachusetts,” by Elvis Batiz, 15 June 2012 … in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Boston_corner_shop.jpg … CC BY 2.0

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Dear Ones,

The ‘word from on high’ is: HVAC in retail stores across Los Angeles may be causing customers to catch COVID-19.

I urgently ask Mayor Garcetti and Governor Newsom to mandate that California retailers sanitize the air filters in their HVAC systems daily.

I urge that President Trump propose similar measures to managers of high-rise buildings nationwide, with emphasis on New York and New Jersey.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Activation of Light to Change Up Groups . from the Hathors through Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 26 July 2020

Dear Ones,

Here is an activation of Light to change up groups …

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Spirit to Team!
Change up groups worldwide
To reflect transparency and the common good!
For the All, through Free Will!

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In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Western States Pact and Possible Decentralization of the United States . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 2 June 2020

  • FORMATION OF THE WESTERN STATES PACT
  • POSSIBLE DECENTRALIZATION OF THE UNITED STATES INTO LOOSELY FEDERALLY RULED ECONOMIC REGIONS IN YEARS TO COME
    • Decentralization Stressors
      • COVID-19, AIDS, and Less Federal Revenues
      • The Price of Water and the Potential Need to Grow Crops
  • COVID-19 LOCKDOWNS VERSUS THE COMMON GOOD

Dear Ones,

FORMATION OF THE WESTERN STATES PACT

As you may know, a Western States Pact has been formed in response to the COVID-19 issue. To date, the states involved are Washington, Oregon, California, Colorado, and Nevada …

Link: “Colorado & Nevada Join California, Oregon & Washington in Western States Pact,” 27 April 2020 … https://www.gov.ca.gov/2020/04/27/colorado-nevada-join-california-oregon-washington-in-western-states-pact/ ..

This is a power block or united front asking for financial help from the federal government in response to the impact of COVID-19 on their states’ economies.

POSSIBLE DECENTRALIZATION OF THE UNITED STATES INTO LOOSELY FEDERALLY RULED ECONOMIC REGIONS IN YEARS TO COME

While this power block has a focused purpose, it does present a small step towards consolidating a Western economic region, in a way that is reminiscent of this possible timeline for relative decentralization of the United States into economic regions, with less control by a federal government as a possibility in years to come …

Link: “What If: Will the United States Become Less Centralized?” by Alice B. Clagett, written and published on 6 December 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-fnm ..

Decentralization Stressors

COVID-19, AIDS, and Less Federal Revenues. Among the stressors, in the current scenario, would be COVID-19 affecting the current economy of the large United States cities; AIDS (which prevents having viable offspring) affecting the Eastern Seaboard economic region (which is hard hit by AIDS) first, and other regions later; and in the short term, inability of the federal government to provide financial aid because of decreased tax payments next year because of unemployment caused by lockdowns this year.

The Price of Water and the Potential Need to Grow Crops. In addition, here in Los Angeles the price of water has made it untenable to raise crops; water prices may rise elsewhere in the United States as well. For those in the cities, I suggest a power block lobbying for reasonably priced water. For those who can move away from the cities, I suggest moving to regions of plentiful rainfall, so that a sustainable or survival-oriented lifestyle can be maintained if necessary.

COVID-19 LOCKDOWNS VERSUS THE COMMON GOOD

My feeling is that riots and curfews are happening in New York, Los Angeles and elsewhere because people who have no savings have been prevented from making a living by lockdowns in the urban areas of the United States. My hope is that our mayors and governors will see the wisdom of balancing relatively few lives lost through COVID-19 against social unrest caused by inability to get work.

Italy, for instance, was very hard hit by the epidemic, yet their people are going back to work and reopening churches. In addition, Dallas, Texas is doing so. From available news, the resurgence of COVID-19 in Wuhan, which reopened for business a while ago, has been far less in numbers than the good caused by the ability of the people to feed and clothe themselves.

In other words, I feel that, in terms of lockdown or return to normalcy, we must weigh the common good against our fears regarding possible, but as yet unproven, negative outcomes. For all we know, the worst is over, and better days lie just beyond the horizon, nearly within our ken.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Los Angeles Residents – Get Work in Ventura County? . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 30 May 2020

Dear Ones,

This post is for residents of Los Angeles who need to go back to work and have been prevented by the lock down order in Los Angeles. Surely Los Angeles cannot entirely prevent our young people and those of us who are cannot work from home from earning an honest wage.

I see that Ventura County has opened up more possibilities for employment; for instance, it is allowing restaurants to have dine-in service …

Link: “Ventura County gets state OK for more reopenings, including dine-in restaurant service,” 20 May 2020 …  https://abc7.com/reopening-california-ventura-county-reopens-restaurants/6200097/ ..

Why not get work in Ventura County until the Los Angeles lock down ends?

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Danger for Hikers and Campers in Ventura County? . by Alice B. Clagett

Excerpted on 28 May 2020 from a blog published on 29 September 2019

  • DANGER FOR HIKERS AND CAMPERS IN RURAL VENTURA COUNTY AND LOS ANGELES COUNTY?
  • NEED FOR INTER-COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT LIAISONS AMONGST COUNTIES ADJACENT TO THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES

Dear Ones,

DANGER FOR HIKERS AND CAMPERS IN RURAL VENTURA COUNTY AND LOS ANGELES COUNTY?

In the last few years, I have clairly listened to several astral stories while exploring the byroads and hiking trails of Ventura County north of Ojai and of Los Angeles County north of Santa Clarita. What intuition very strongly tells me is that those of us who hike and camp in rural areas of Ventura County and Los Angeles Cunty are in danger of thefts from our parked vehicles (including theft of electronics, personal items, and tires); theft of the vehicles themselves; burglary of equipment from our tents; and apparently possible violent loss of our lives so that thieves may market our stolen goods and cars without being caught out.

I feel what intuition tells me is greatly increased danger in this regard may have to do with higher water costs for Ventura County and Los Angeles County rural residents, the need for food and firewood for their homes, and the need for feed and water for their livestock. It seems to me reasonable, if these crimes are occurring, to try to find out if local Ventura County and Los Angeles County residents have a hand in it.

NEED FOR INTER-COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT LIAISONS AMONGST COUNTIES ADJACENT TO THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES

It is possible that, because of increasing economic stresses in California, residents of small towns and of rural areas … including their law enforcement agencies … may be beginning to band together to protect themselves from outsiders, and to profit by occasional raids on tourists and visitors such as I describe above.

I ask that law enforcement for counties adjacent to the City of Los Angeles reach out, each to the other, so as to form as close bonds of cooperation and information exchange as possible. In that way, we can keep Southern California strong and safe for everyone.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

The above concerns are derived from intuition and clair perception; they cannot be said to be factual in any regard unless facts are found that support the ‘astral intel’.

Excerpted from Link: “The Ghouls of Sere Vale,” an Astral Story by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 28 August 2019; published on 29 September 2019; revised on 22 June 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-ejX ..

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Side Trading of Stocks and Bonds: Broker-Client Conflict of Interest . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 18 February 2020; updated on 12 June 2020
Previously titled: Question About Stock Brokerage Integrity and Hidden Client Risk

Image: “A Section of Midtown Manhattan in Daytime,” by user: AngMoKil, in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Architecture_of_New_York_City#/media/File:Pano_Manhattan2007_amk.jpg … CC BY-A 2.5

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  • PUTTING SAVINGS IN BANKS
    • Potential Risks
  • INVESTING IN STOCKS AND BONDS THROUGH A STOCK BROKERAGE FIRM
    • Potential of Brokers Skimming Margin Cream
      • Question: Is This Type of Skimming Maybe Common Practice?
    • Possible Need to Liquidate a Client’s Holding without Their Knowledge: A Workaround Not in the Client’s Best Interests
      • The Temptation for Stock Brokers to Advocate High-Risk Instruments to Cover ‘Phantom’ Trades

Dear Ones,

It seems possible to me there may be stock and bond brokerage conflict of interest with individual investors because of side trading by brokers. I say this because of experiences I had as an individual investor with a prestigious stock broker in years past. First some background regarding putting savings in banks, and then the question regarding side trading by brokers, and the ensuing conflict of interest …

PUTTING SAVINGS IN BANKS

If banks, say, take our savings into a savings account or CD, they are allowed to provide us a low rate of interest, and then they may invest that money in somewhat riskier ways, so as to earn our profit on the money we invest.

Potential Risks

The potential risk for the person who places his or her savings into a savings account or CD is the possibility of large-scale bank failures, as in the case of the Great Depression, when I recall my mom said people lined up on the streets trying to withdraw their savings from the banks, but were not able to because the banks failed.

These days, as I understand it, our bank savings are secured by the SEC or maybe FINRA, up to a certain per-person limit. That may mitigate the risk of large-scale bank failures … at least, up to a point.

INVESTING IN STOCKS AND BONDS THROUGH A STOCK BROKERAGE FIRM

Potential of Brokers Skimming Margin Cream

When we invest our savings in stocks and bonds, say, in a margin account, then it seems to me that the opportunity exists for the stock broker to benefit from our holdings in a way a little reminiscent of banks. For instance, might not the stock broker use our margin account to day trade equities or maybe bonds in hopes of skimming some cream off our account, with the client being none the wiser?

Question: Is This Type of Skimming Maybe Common Practice? Is that allowed, on Wall Street? Maybe it is common practice amongst stock brokerages, and I am not familiar with the practice?

This is the question I have: Do any of my readers know whether this skimming of margin cream is standard stock brokerage practice? If it is, then, I feel, there would be a potential broker-client conflict of interest …

Possible Need to Liquidate a Client’s Holding without Their Knowledge: A Workaround Not in the Client’s Best Interests

I know, from a year of day trading myself, that it is hard to beat the market through day trading. Sometimes, though, people get into the thrill of day trading, so much so that they do not want to look at the bottom line and find out for sure whether they bettered the market over the course of a year. Do you not feel this to be true?

I myself found, using the best software I could obtain, that after a great deal of work every morning, and plenty of thrills, I ended up with no profits (and no losses) at the end of a year.

The best of stock brokers intent on skimming margin cream would most likely know what I learned … that the chance exists that some of the client’s stocks would need to be liquidated because of a broker’s side traded margin deal gone south, unbeknownst to the client.

I remember in my mom’s time, stocks and bonds were actual pieces of paper that a brokerage handed to a client. Thus the client knew for sure what he or she owned; the stockholder or bondholder had the paper to prove it.

Today, however, investors often chose to leave their stock and bond certificates with their brokers. It is true, the investor can see on their monthly statement that they have such-and-such investments, numbered such and such. That, however, is the only proof they have that they have purchased and now own these stocks and bonds.

In a way, these stock brokerage statements are but figments; surely it might be possible, through sleight of hand, to sell some of the underlying instruments to pay off margin debt, without the client being wiser, the presumption being that similar instruments might be purchased, and their CUSIPs, for example, jimmied round, in the event the client wished to sell the (already sold) stock or bond, or to transfer the entire account to another brokerage.

In a sense, then, the stock and bond holdings of the modern-day brokerage client might be viewed as ‘phantom’ holdings. While possible, it seems to me such an approach to skimming margin cream might cause some last-minute sweat of the brow of the broker if the client were to decide to trade or transfer a ‘phantom’ stock or bond.

The Temptation for Stock Brokers to Advocate High-Risk Instruments to Cover ‘Phantom’ Trades. Here is a more difficult call from an ethical standpoint: The broker might wish to cover losses from ‘phantom’ margin trades by persuading the client to accept risky stocks and bonds that are likely to decrease in value. Then the risky instruments might be sold by the broker … while remaining as if held on the client’s statement … and the money from the sales used in ‘phantom’ day trading, with profit going to the broker, and phantom trading losses covered by the decreased cost of the broker’s purchase of the risky stocks as they go down in price.

What I am thinking is that the desire of stock and bond brokers to profit from ‘phantom’ trades might lead them to push very risky stocks onto a client, to cover the broker’s losses. In such instances, the financial interests of the broker would be opposed to the financial interests of his client, do you not think?

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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The Ghouls of Sere Vale . an Astral Story by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 28 August 2019; published on 29 September 2019; revised on 22 June 2020
Location: Middle Lion Campground, Los Padres National Forest, Ventura County, California

  • INTRODUCTION
    • Danger for Hikers and Campers in Rural Ventura County and Los Angeles County?
    • Need for Inter-County Law Enforcement Liaisons Amongst Counties Adjacent to the City of Los Angeles
  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Dear Ones,

INTRODUCTION

Here is a spooky astral tale for you, that I clairly heard while exploring the Rose Valley Area of Ventura County near Ojai, California. The tale is entirely fictional, and all the characters are fictional as well.

This tale could have been sparked by a ranger warning sign I saw at the entrance of the dirt road to Piedra Blanca Trailhead (Rose Valley Area) …

Image: “Warning Sign at the Entrance to Piedra Blanca Trailhead from Rose Canyon Road (NF-6N31), Ventura County, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 28 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0 … DESCRIPTION: The warning sign says: Theft Warning, Rose Valley Hikers: Did you leave these in your car? Cell phone, computer, money, valuables, purse, wallet. They won’t be there when you get back. Ventura County Sheriff

Image: “Warning Sign at the Entrance to Piedra Blanca Trailhead from Rose Canyon Road (NF-6N31), Ventura County, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 28 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0 … DESCRIPTION: The warning sign says: Theft Warning, Rose Valley Hikers: Did you leave these in your car? Cell phone, computer, money, valuables, purse, wallet. They won’t be there when you get back. Ventura County Sheriff

The location of the fictional tale was Middle Lion Campground, Los Padres National Forest, and Rose Canyon Road.

Piedra Blanca Trailhead and Middle Lion Campground are at the far end of Rose Canyon Road (NF-6N31) in Ventura County, California, quite near the Sespe Wilderness …

Map: Rose Valley High Impact Recreation Area (HIRA) … http://www.lpfw.org/archive/docs/AdvPass/RoseValleyFeeSite2005.pdf ..

It is a lonely stretch of road …

Image: “T-Intersection of Rose Canyon Road (NF-6N31) (foreground) with Entrances to Piedra Blanca Trailhead (left) and Middle Lion Campground (right), Ventura County, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 28 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “T-Intersection of Rose Canyon Road (NF-6N31) (foreground) with Entrances to Piedra Blanca Trailhead (left) and Middle Lion Campground (right), Ventura County, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 28 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

… with some spectacular scenery on the lefthand side of the end of Rose Canyon Road …

Image: “Spectacular Scenery to the Left at the T-Intersection of Rose Canyon Road (NF-6N31) (foreground) with Entrances to Piedra Blanca Trailhead (left) and Middle Lion Campground (right), Ventura County, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 28 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Spectacular Scenery to the Left at the T-Intersection of Rose Canyon Road (NF-6N31) (foreground) with Entrances to Piedra Blanca Trailhead (left) and Middle Lion Campground (right), Ventura County, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 28 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Danger for Hikers and Campers in Rural Ventura County and Los Angeles County?

In the last few years, I have clairly listened to several astral stories while exploring the byroads and hiking trails of Ventura County north of Ojai and of Los Angeles County north of Santa Clarita. What intuition very strongly tells me is that those of us who hike and camp in rural areas of Ventura County and Los Angeles Cunty are in danger of thefts from our parked vehicles (including theft of electronics, personal items, and tires); theft of the vehicles themselves; burglary of equipment from our tents; and apparently possible violent loss of our lives so that thieves may market our stolen goods and cars without being caught out.

I feel what intuition tells me is greatly increased danger in this regard may have to do with higher water costs for Ventura County and Los Angeles County rural residents, the need for food and firewood for their homes, and the need for feed and water for their livestock. It seems to me reasonable, if these crimes are occurring, to try to find out if local Ventura County and Los Angeles County residents have a hand in it.

Need for Inter-County Law Enforcement Liaisons Amongst Counties Adjacent to the City of Los Angeles

It is possible that, because of increasing economic stresses in California, residents of small towns and of rural areas … including their law enforcement agencies … may be beginning to band together to protect themselves from outsiders, and to profit by occasional raids on tourists and visitors such as I describe above.

I ask that law enforcement for counties adjacent to the City of Los Angeles reach out, each to the other, so as to form as close bonds of cooperation and information exchange as possible. In that way, we can keep Southern California strong and safe for everyone.

The above concerns are derived from intuition and clair perception; they cannot be said to be factual in any regard unless facts are found that support the ‘astral intel’.

After the video there is a Summary …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.

Do I have a spooky story for you!

I just went down a long grade on a poorly paved hill with a lot of issues for a Honda to negotiate … a mile or so down … and at the bottom of the mountain was a rough campground. It was a dead end next to a stand of trees and a tiny, very shallow brook. Here is the topo map …

Link: “Middle Lion Campground Topo Map in Ventura County, CA,” by Topozone … https://www.topozone.com/california/ventura-ca/locale/middle-lion-campground/ ..

There were no people there. I got a spooky feeling immediately. I hardly wanted to get out of the car, even so much as to look at the brook. I did get out, but first I positioned my car so that it was heading back in the direction up the hill, next to the road … such as it was … that went up the hill.

As I got out of my car, lo and behold, there drove down to the turnaround that I was facing a man who looked like Clint Eastwood; without a mustache, without a hat, but definitely that piercing-eyed, Clint Eastwood, spare look.

Next to him in the car was a lady who was looking in the other direction, as if she were emotionally distant. She was about his age, maybe his wife or girlfriend, I guess. She was very pretty, and muscular in the way that people who live outdoors on ranches are.

So I thought, gosh, maybe these two are ranchers or farmers; something like that. But I had a presentiment; I thought: Maybe I had better skedaddle back up the hill right away. So the minute I saw them I got in the car. Just as they were stopping in the roundabout, I was heading back up the hill, such as it was … the ill-paved hill … as fast as I could, considering my Honda.

While I was going up the hill I was talking to them on the psychic plane.

The man said: I guess she knows what happened here last night.

I thought: What is that about … that big, black trash bag propped up against the post next to the roundabout? Are there bodies in the bag? What’s up? My emotions were running wild; I could not figure it out.

Then I said to the lady, on the psychic plane: Say, what does he mean by that?

She said: We tied ‘em up, and we conked ‘em out.

I said, on the astral plane: Where’d you take them?

She said: We took them to the manure heap in the back of our place.

As I was heading up the hill I heard a friend of the man pitch in and say: Did we lose anything there?

And the man at the bottom of the hill said: No, I don’t think that’s worth looking into.

I thought: Oh my gosh, what should I do? So in that county where that is, in my mind I called to the sheriff. I said: Say, you know what’s happening over there …

He said: Yeah, we got an idea what’s going on.

Then I said: I ‘xpect it’s those types of folks that hires a sheriff in this county?

He said: Yeah, it’s up to them.

Spooky! Then the man at the bottom of the hill said: Well you know, we ain’t got enough water for the cattle out here to last all the year round, so we got to do something to make ends meet.

I got on the main road, and was just riding along, hoping there were no tacks strewn round on that bad road that went down the mountain; hoping I was not going to get a flat before I got back to welcome civilization … that being the next small town along the way.

I heard the woman’s voice talking to the man. It went like this: I just don’t like that look in their eyes … that pleading look in their eyes.

The man said: Last night the fellow died like a man. He looked me straight in the eye and he said ‘Go ahead and do it!’

The other night I was listening to a gentleman on the psychic plane. He sounded a little like the Dalai Lama; like a person who offers sage, peaceful advice. He said: If anybody confesses to a horrible crime on the astral plane, just say to them ‘I understand’. Then they will leave you alone, and go off someplace.

I have been trying that ever since. I have to say, my success rate is pretty impressive. So I thought, with this couple with whom I was just talking it might be a good thing to use as well, because then the gentleman at the bottom of the hill said, on the astral plane: I wonder if we have to worry about rounding up this one …

An the astral plane, I said: I understand …

And he said: No, I guess that’s no worth worrying about.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Drinking Water for the California Homeless: Private Water Sellers?

Published on 21 May 2019

Dear Ones,

Partly because the water crisis in California is causing there to be less of the landscaping water the California homeless have been using as drinking water, there is in California today an urgent issue of providing potable drinking water for the homeless, and for the indigent. This is like the issue of drinking water faced in India …

Link: “Why Informal Water Sellers Are Key to India’s Future,” by Kavitha Rajagopalan, 28 December 2015 … https://www.citylab.com/life/2015/12/why-informal-water-sellers-are-key-to-indias-future/421950/ ..

Maybe here in the United States, as in India, private water sellers could step in, and provide inexpensive drinking water for those in desperate need of it? Perhaps this would be a new job category for those who need work: that of private water seller. Employment in that category might ease the burden of unemployment here in California.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Ought the United States, like North Korea, Have Forced Labor? . by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 21 May 2019

Image: “Who doesn’t work doesn’t eat” … Uzbek, Tashkent, 1920 (Mardjani Foundation), author unknown, 1920, public domain

Image: “Who doesn’t work doesn’t eat” … Uzbek, Tashkent, 1920 (Mardjani Foundation), author unknown, 1920, public domain

  • HOW NORTH KOREA DEALS WITH INCURABLE POVERTY AND STARVATION
  • FORCED LABOR IN NORTH KOREA AS A BARTER SUBSTITUTE FOR THE COINED TAX SYSTEM
  • HOW THE UNITED STATES EMPLOYS FORCED LABOR IN OTHER GUISE
    • Community Service in Lieu of Prison Time
    • Prison ‘Work Release’ Programs
  • ADVANTAGES OF OFFERING FELONS RURAL AND WILDERNESS WORK CAMP OPPORTUNITIES
    • Work Camps as Work Ethic Education
    • On Offering Habitual Offenders ‘Rough and Tumble’ Jobs Far From Urban Centers
  • CONCLUSION

Dear Ones,

Here in the United States, we are faced with lack of funds to deal with big problems of homelessness, unemployment, underemployment, and poverty-line living. For some years now, these difficult problems have been before us, and felicitous solutions, to date, do not avail.

Why is it that we have not found viable, long-term solutions to these problems? I feel it is because we have not felt desperate enough, or perhaps innovative enough, to look outside the envelope, and see what other nations that have been facing similar problems have come up with in terms of solutions.

I took a look at the United States Central Intelligence Agency’s “World Factbook,” hoping to come up with some off-the-wall offerings, and came up with the example of the dire poverty faced by North Korea, and its institution of Forced Labor for public projects. Here is part of what I found out …

HOW NORTH KOREA DEALS WITH INCURABLE POVERTY AND STARVATION

As I see it, in North Korea, the problem is intractable, long-term, incurable poverty. I have for you this quotation from the “CIA World Factbook,” with regard to the grim facts of the North Korean economy …

“North Korea, one of the world’s most centrally directed and least open economies, faces chronic economic problems. Industrial capital stock is nearly beyond repair as a result of years of underinvestment, shortages of spare parts, and poor maintenance. Large-scale military spending and development of its ballistic missile and nuclear program severely draws off resources needed for investment and civilian consumption. Industrial and power outputs have stagnated for years at a fraction of pre-1990 levels. Frequent weather-related crop failures aggravated chronic food shortages caused by on-going systemic problems, including a lack of arable land, collective farming practices, poor soil quality, insufficient fertilization, and persistent shortages of tractors and fuel.

“The mid 1990s through mid 2000s were marked by severe famine and widespread starvation. Significant food aid was provided by the international community through 2009. Since that time, food assistance has declined significantly. In the last few years, domestic corn and rice production has improved, although domestic production does not fully satisfy demand. A large portion of the population continues to suffer from prolonged malnutrition and poor living conditions. Since 2002, the government has allowed semi-private markets to begin selling a wider range of goods, allowing North Koreans to partially make up for diminished public distribution system rations. It also implemented changes in the management process of communal farms in an effort to boost agricultural output …” –from Link: “CIA World Factbook,  North Korea” … https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/kn.html … public domain.

FORCED LABOR IN NORTH KOREA AS A BARTER SUBSTITUTE FOR THE COINED TAX SYSTEM

Rather than asking people, who have nothing, for taxes, instead North Korea is conscripting people into forced labor situations for nothing … for free … to help with government projects …

… North Korea is a source country for men, women, and children who are subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking; many North Korean workers recruited to work abroad under bilateral contracts with foreign governments, most often Russia and China, are subjected to forced labor and do not have a choice in the work the government assigns them, are not free to change jobs, and face government reprisals if they try to escape or complain to outsiders; tens of thousands of North Koreans, including children, held in prison camps are subjected to forced labor, including logging, mining, and farming; many North Korean women and girls, lured by promises of food, jobs, and freedom, have migrated to China illegally to escape poor social and economic conditions only to be forced into prostitution, domestic service, or agricultural work through forced marriages.” –from Link: “CIA World Factbook, North Korea,” in the section: Transnational Issues … Subheading: Trafficking in persons … https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/kn.html … public domain.

To some degree, the ‘forcing of labor’ in North Korea, I feel in some instances may be a substitute for the coined tax system … It is more like a ‘barter’ tax, you know? We might look at this practice and offhandedly think of it as a completely evil thing, whereas, in fact, it may be a necessary thing there, so as to keep the economy alive, in a situation where everyone faces starvation whenever (as is often the case) weather conditions are not good.

Image: “A farmer inspects his ruined crops in famine-plagued South Hwanghae province, where a man is said to have been executed recently after being reported for eating his two children,” Damir SagolJ, Reuters …  http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.1250764.1359505983!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/article_1200/article-north-korea-hunger.jpg ..

HOW THE UNITED STATES EMPLOYS FORCED LABOR IN OTHER GUISE

I feel that we have various forms of forced labor here in the United States … forced labor that may be less injurious to human rights, but nevertheless forced labor. It is just that we cushion it with other terms … more aesthetic terms … according to our ideas of how things ought to be. Here are two kinds of ‘forced labor’ that we look favorably upon in the United States …

Community Service in Lieu of Prison Time

For instance, North Korea has forced labor part of the year … during which the people in the towns have to work for the government for free or for almost nothing … That has analogies to community service at, say, $40 a day, in lieu of prison time for Coloradans.

Link: “Alternatives in Imposition of Sentence in Colorado CRS 18-1.3-104,” by Colorado Legal Defense Group … https://www.shouselaw.com/colorado/CO_alternative_sentences.html ..

Prison ‘Work Release’ Programs

Then, I noticed in Mendocino County, California, there are various prison ‘work release’ programs … home detention, work release, and work furlough …

Link: “Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office” … https://www.mendocinosheriff.com/ … Click on: Corrections

ADVANTAGES OF OFFERING FELONS RURAL AND WILDERNESS WORK CAMP OPPORTUNITIES

Work Camps as Work Ethic Education

I recall that, in Russia and China, they think of forced labor as a way of educating people with regard to the work ethic … inculcating a notion of being productive members of society. And we might consider it like that too.

If we cannot house the felons in urban prisons, we could expand our programs to house them in work camps in rural or wilderness areas. These work camps might be viewed as offering education in the work ethic, and in that way, helping felons to qualify for good jobs after their release.

On Offering Habitual Offenders ‘Rough and Tumble’ Jobs Far From Urban Centers

In addition to providing work ethic education, work camp job experience would likely provide improved physical conditioning. This might help released felons find ‘rough and tumble’ jobs far from urban centers, occupations such as lumberjacking, or tramp steamer crew, for instance. Maybe, work in the mines, or in the deserts, or on oil rigs. There might be a segment of felons to whom rough and tumble jobs appeal; and this appeal might decrease recidivism.

There may be felons with many offenses, and whom we are unable to keep in prison. Yet if they are released, they might look for criminal work, and not wish to integrate into the general community. In some cases, they might fall into the category ‘antisocial personalities’. In such instances, it might be good if they found work away from the general population.

If California is unable to house multiple offenders, we might also consider offering those serving time the option to become a free person, or a semi-free person, in an occupation that is far from the general public … where the released prisoners cannot hurt the general public.

CONCLUSION

My thought as to whether forced labor might successfully be employed in the United States is this: Considering the American way of life, forced labor could never succeed here if it ruthlessly trammels human rights. I do feel, on the other hand, that the choice of modified versions of forced labor … as amongst the prison populations, or for released felons, or for the indigent … might be offered as an alternative, a free will choice, that might prove appealing, were its benefits to be properly laid out, and then offered by way of explanation to those undertaking it.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

See also … Link: “Notes on Forestalling Social Unrest in California,” by Alice B. Clagett, written on 12 April 2018; published on 6 December 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-8xT ..

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Call to Action: Calculate Cybercrime Drag on U.S. Economy . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 15 February 2019

Dear Ones,

This is a Call to Action: I ask that economists calculate the current cyber crime drag on the United States economy.

Also that they calculate the tipping point at which an internet presence for banks, stock brokerages, and online stores will become no longer economically feasible.

Has the tipping point already been reached? If not, can the date be extrapolated, and may financial institutions and online merchants be informed of this date, so that the move of financial matters away from the internet may be accomplished in an orderly way?

Telephone and fax offer alternatives to conversations currently taking place online. I gather that phone service may also have been cyber criminalized, and request research into resolving telephone privacy as well as cyber secure faxing, If these cannot be attained, then I suggest advising telephone service customers of this, so that an orderly move can be made back to paper correspondence and to the United States mail.

I note, for instance, the need that will arise for goods catalogs, such as the old Sears catalog, to replace Internet giants such as Amazon.com, and the need that will arise for greater stocks of inventory in local community stores.

I note the coming need of greater personnel in the United States Postal Service, to provide service for transactions formerly posted online.

I note the coming need for more paper production (hence more timber planting) to replace paperless online transactions.

In love, light and joy,
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Western Medical Prognosis, Spontaneous Healing, and Iatrogenesis . by Alice B. Clagett

Written on 25 September 2018; published on 30 September 2018

  • SOUNDTRACK
  • TRANSCRIPTION OF THE SOUNDTRACK
    • Changing Standard of Living in America, and Return to Sustainable Living
    • Bone Aches and the Metaphor ‘I Can’t Bear It!’
    • For the Healer: Devising and Placing a Positive Metaphor in the Injured Body Cells
    • On Outfoxing the Prognostic Mind-Set of Western Medical Practitioners
  • MORE INFORMATION

Dear Ones,

Here are a soundtrack and an edited transcription on the topics of the changing standard of living in the United States, on spontaneous healing, and on Western medicine …

SOUNDTRACK

 

TRANSCRIPTION OF THE SOUNDTRACK

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.

Changing Standard of Living in America, and Return to Sustainable Living

I was working late tonight, and I listened in on a person who was not feeling very well. He said he had bone cancer, and his concern was that he was not living up to his own expectations with regard to a livelihood.

A lot of people are in that situation right now, because America is turning from a very vibrantly growing economy … which had been agrarian, and then changed to a more industrial and factory and information technology work … all different kinds of work indoors … and with a raised level of living, including everybody moving into their own homes … often single-family … people moving into homes with each generation in a separate home … and lots of electronic equipment, and other kinds of good things that people got, that were a sign to them that we had made progress as a nation.

We are changing now. America is changing. It is coming on a different sort of time now, with a lowering of the general living standard, and a return to hands-on work. Sustainable, subsistence living and the pioneer spirit will do us well, in these days.

And so the feeling that this person has … this person that was feeling physically ill … feeling aches in the body, for instance … is a feeling that many people have today, here in America: That things are not going that well; that things are going downhill.

Things are changing; that is the truth. And they are changing all over America. It is not a specific situation for any one of us; all of us are enduring this change.

Bone Aches and the Metaphor ‘I Can’t Bear It!’

Getting more into the specifics of this particular person, as it turned out, I spoke with his body cells. He said his bones ached. He said he had a diagnosis of bone cancer. I spoke with his body cells, and asked them how they were doing.

What they told me was (in a sad, resigned voice): I can’t bear it!

Apparently this is a saying … a metaphor … that the person in question had been saying to them … or to himself … subconsciously, for a long time. And the bone cells, which bear the weight of the body, took it personally. So they were feeling pretty sick; they were feeling pretty sad … because, as you may know, the body cells exist on Joy .. not on upset and despair and anger, and all those other negative emotions. They exist, and feel healthy, because they feel Joy and love and Light and peace.

For the Healer: Devising and Placing a Positive Metaphor in the Injured Body Cells

As healers, what we have to do, when we come across these metaphors that create physical illness … these subconscious malspeak programs that create illnesses … is to come up with something that turns it around in the other direction … something that uses a similar metaphor, but a positive metaphor. I came up with this one …

I spoke directly to the body cells of the other person, and I said (in a lilting, joyful tone of voice): I bear up perfectly well! I bear up perfectly well!

They were very excited about it; they were joyful about it. They started to say that too: I bear up perfectly well!

And I said: That’s right! You do!

Then I spoke with the person involved, because the person also needs to change the jingle (or you might say, the ‘jingo jingle’ that makes war on the body), the motto, the subconscious malspeak, into what you might call ‘goodspeak’.

So I asked him … since his situation was acute … with every breath, to say: I bear up perfectly well!

And he agreed to write it down. Maybe he will do it!

On Outfoxing the Prognostic Mind-Set of Western Medical Practitioners

The trouble, in this kind of situation, is that Western medicine quite frequently makes a diagnosis and expects a certain result. It is not quick to recognize that the situation has changed.

And yet, amongst patients, the situation changes dramatically, all the time.

It is up to a patient to know when he is getting better; and not to pay so much attention to what the doctors say about it, until they finally realize that this is true.

In this context of a ‘set in concrete’ diagnosis and prognosis (‘prognosis’ is the expected outcome) … it is possible that the attitude of a doctor or a nurse can negatively influence the outcome for a patient, even if the patient is starting to get better.

If, in his heart, the patient feels that this is happening, he needs to place himself in an environment where people are supportive of spontaneous healing. He can still take advantage of all the wonderful things that Western medicine has to offer, but he can absent himself from the malspeak of people in the Western medical profession who are slow to realize that spontaneous healing is taking place. You understand what I mean? …

All right; you all take care. Love you lots. Good luck with spontaneous healings worldwide. I hope it happens now … right this very moment, now!

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Link: “Iatrogenesis,” in English Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iatrogenesis ..

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Would It Be Good If the CIA Took Over the Drug Trade in the United States? . by Alice B. Clagett *

Written and published on 24 April 2018

  • CONSPIRACY THEORY ALLEGATIONS OF CIA DRUG TRADING IN DECADES PAST
  • THE DEFEAT OF THE WAR ON DRUGS?
  • RHETORICAL QUESTION: WHAT IF THE CIA WERE TO SEEK TO MONOPOLIZE THE DRUG TRADE IN THE UNITED STATES?
    • Overview: Potential Negative Outcomes
    • Putative Use of Released Felons as ‘Soldiers’ and Drug Runner for the CIA: Potential Negative Outcomes
    • Long-Term Potential Negative Outcomes: Decentralization of Government and Establishment of Drug Warlords Owing Fealty and Tribute to the CIA
  • ALTERNATIVE STRATEGIES
    • A Substitute Plan for the CIA to Garner Money for Our Government by Nationalizing and Administering Tobacco Sales, with Doubled Taxes
    • A Preferable Alternate Strategy: Legalization and Taxation of Recreational Drugs

Dear Ones,

This blog is mostly a ‘what if’ based on ruminations about ‘psy in the sky’ regarding the CIA and the drug trade in America. It presents various putative scenarios, along with putative negative and positive outcomes …

CONSPIRACY THEORY ALLEGATIONS OF CIA DRUG TRADING IN DECADES PAST

I was reading an article in Wikipedia about allegations of CIA drug trading in decades past …

Link: “Allegations of CIA drug trafficking,” in Wikipedia …  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allegations_of_CIA_drug_trafficking ..

THE DEFEAT OF THE WAR ON DRUGS?

I have heard, here and there, that the United States is ‘losing the war on drugs’, at least in terms of the current fight strategy. For instance, here is an article from Stanford University on the topic …

Link: “The United States War on Drugs – Stanford University” …  https://web.stanford.edu/class/e297c/poverty_prejudice/paradox/htele.html ..

RHETORICAL QUESTION: WHAT IF THE CIA WERE TO SEEK TO MONOPOLIZE THE DRUG TRADE IN THE UNITED STATES?

I began to pose the rhetorical question: What if the CIA, discouraged by losing ground in the war on drugs, were to begin dealing in drugs itself, as a way of wresting power from the drug cartels and the drug lords?

Overview: Potential Negative Outcomes

Here is what I feel about that …

  • The people of the United States would begin to live in fear of the CIA, just as they now live in fear of the drug cartels and the drug lords.
  • Money from drug sale profits would flow into the CIA coffers first, and from there to other parts of the government. We might anticipate a greater than proportionate share might stay with the CIA, making it a wealthy … perhaps even the wealthiest? … branch of government.
  • The CIA might accrue unto itself so much power, that it would become ‘top-heavy’, setting the balance of the democratic process off-kilter.
  • There would thus arise a chance that our government would move from a democratic process, to fascism, such as that promoted by the Italian National Fascist Party leader Benito Mussolini, who ruled Italy from 1922 to 1943; in 1925 he established a dictatorship there. In our case, it is likely that the head of the CIA would become America’s first dictator.

Putative Use of Released Felons as ‘Soldiers’ and Drug Runner for the CIA: Potential Negative Outcomes

The CIA has unique powers, even now, to coerce local law enforcement to accede to its expectations. As it attempted to gain hegemony over the drug trade in the United States, there might be inroads on America’s legal systems along these lines …

  • The headiness of the profits flowing from the people of the United States, and into the coffers of the CIA, would contradict the mandate of the CIA to educate our children and adults about the evils of drugs.
  • The CIA might employ felons released from our prisons, when their time is up, as strong-arm ‘soldiers’ and drug runners. These might be granted CIA ID cards.
    • Having cards, and having experienced previous lives of crime, they might continue with lives of crime, and evade retribution by law enforcement in our towns and cities through immunity granted them by their CIA ID cards.
    • As released felons are more likely to have HIV than the general population, and are more likely to have a history of child molestation, we could anticipate an increase in the HIV-infected population in towns where they operated.
    • Especially, we could anticipate the children being infected with HIV. As children with HIV are not able to have children, the populations of the towns where the CIA ‘soldiers’ worked might be anticipated to have zero population growth in 25.5 years (that is, in a generation).
  • These felon ‘soldiers’ might attempt to addict virtually all Americans with drugs, possibly through our drinking water, or through bottled water sold in stores, so as to increase the CIA’s customer base.
    • This would result in downtime and a decrease in America’s available man-hours.
    • If our drinking water were poisoned with drugs, then we might have deaths of newborns, toddlers, invalids, and seniors … in other words, of vulnerable parts of our population, because of the poisoned water.

Long-Term Potential Negative Outcomes: Decentralization of Government and Establishment of Drug Warlords Owing Fealty and Tribute to the CIA

Here is a ‘long view’ of the strategy …

  • The chance would arise that small towns across the United States would become like feudal holdings, whose law would be determined by profit rather than law and order.
    • Each of our towns might be ‘captured’, as it were, by local CIA released felon ‘soldiers’. Such ‘captured’ towns might be envisioned to be warlord strongholds, much like those of some despotic African warlords. These feudal holdings would owe fealty and ‘tribute’ to a Central Intelligence Agency on the East Coast.
  • With time, centralization of power on the East Coast would deteriorate, What would remain would be local warlord strongholds, ruled by the released felons. The manner of decentralization might be like the expansion of farming culture from the East Coast of the United States, to the West Coast, only in reverse, like this …
  • Due to the addiction of the population, and the decrease in available manpower because of HIV infection, it would become more difficult for each locality to meet its agricultural supply needs.
    • We might expect, for example, struggles with starvation in lean years.
    • We might anticipate food being held by warlord strongholds, and distributed by them. Granaries are an example of food power accretion in this manner.
    • We might anticipate raids by release felons, living in mountainous areas, upon the flatland communities, with concomitant fighting and bloodshed.
    • We might expect, as food supplies became more scarce, that the population would rely less on drugs, because of their expense, so as to set aside enough food supplies. As this began to happen, then the power of the drug lords might wain, as their wealth dwindled.
      • This might give our towns an opportunity to re-establish democratic process and civil law, through overthrowing the warlords.

ALTERNATIVE STRATEGIES

As I did not much like my line of inquiry and investigation of the above scenario, I would like to present two alternative strategies, with regard to the war against drugs in America.

A Substitute Plan for the CIA to Garner Money for Our Government by Nationalizing and Administering Tobacco Sales, with Doubled Taxes

As things stand, it is illegal for the CIA to engage in business in America. As mentioned above, the concern is that the resultant monopoly and hegemony would erode our Constitutional liberties and threaten our democratic way of life.

However, if our leadership felt that the situation were such that this law must be contravened, then I would suggest that the CIA begin to sell some commodity other than drugs. One such commodity might be tobacco.

From 2000 to 2010, Americans spend about $100B annually on illegal drugs, including cocaine, marijuana, heroin, and methamphetamine, according to the RAND Drug Policy Research Center for the Office of National Drug Control Policy. This is the most recent figure I have on the market value of illegal drugs in the United States, so I will go with this.

Link: “Americans Spent About A Trillion Dollars On Illegal Drugs In The Last Decade,” by Matt Ferner, 13 March 2014, in Huffington Post … https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/13/americans-trillion-dollars-drugs_n_4943601.html ..

The retail value of 2017 annual tobacco sales in the United States was about $121B …

Link: “Market value of tobacco in the United States from 2013 to 2020 (in million U.S. dollars),” by Jan Conway, 20 February 2020, in Statista: The Statistics Portal” … https://www.statista.com/statistics/491709/tobacco-united-states-market-value/ ..

Looking at these two figures: 2017 annual tobacco sales at $121B, and 2010 estimated annual illegal drug sales at $100 billion, we might consider these to be roughly equal.

Thus the CIA might expect to profit as much from the nationalization of tobacco sales, as it might from sales of recreational drugs, were it to double the tax on tobacco sales.

There would be other upsides to this strategy as well …

  • Like recreational drug use, tobacco use causes health risks. However, I feel that increased use of tobacco might not damage the decision-making ability of people as much as drug use while they are in the workplace. Thus our workforce might more easily maintain its competitive edge in the global economy.
  • As it would have no financial incentive to promote addiction to recreational drugs, the CIA could, without quandary, set aside part of its profits from the sale of tobacco, to educate children and adults on the danger of using drugs, and to offer drug rehab programs. (However, education on the health risks of tobacco might suffer.)
  • There might be less deaths of newborns, toddlers, invalids, and seniors were we to avoid addicting the overall United States population by drugging drinking water (as in the hypothetical instance above)
  • The CIA would not need to use released felons to sell tobacco; they could simply nationalize tobacco sales, and double the tax on them. Instead, released felons might be steered in the direction of employment in less populated areas, such as forestry or fishing. Thus the danger of infecting our schoolchildren with HIV, through use of released felons who may have been infected with HIV in prison, might be mitigated.

A Preferable Alternate Strategy: Legalization and Taxation of Recreational Drugs

I suggest a second alternate strategy, that of legalizing and taxing recreational drugs. I have discussed the benefits of this strategy in a prior blog …

Link: “What Could We Expect in Federal, State and Local Revenue Increases if Recreational Drugs Were Legalized?” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 20 April 2018; updated … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-8yL ..

To recap that article, the primary benefits of the strategy are …

  • $686.2B estimated annual net improvement in the federal bottom line, and
  • $17B estimated annual improvement in the State and local bottom line due to ‘sin tax’ increases

This strategy, then, would bolster the United States economy by providing a good deal of new money for government services, in addition to money for education and rehabilitation in the arena of drug use.

Were it to be implemented along with a strategy of circumventing, insofar as possible, the presence of HIV-infected child molesters in our small towns, the combined strategy would mitigate the timeline of the AIDS pandemic, allowing a slowdown during which an AIDS-resistant American population could develop. This, then, would mitigate manpower diminution in our next generation, about 25 years from now.

This strategy would not require that the CIA contravene its edict to protect the American people’s democratic way of life. Nor would it raise the threat of fascism or dictatorship taking hold in the United States.

Thus the people of American, raised with a healthy regard for the Declaration of Independence and our United States Constitution, might happily continue on, in a restful state of mind, and in what they understandably consider to be their right to pursue personal happiness during their lifetimes.

Consequently, we might confidently anticipate our American economy holding its own in the coming decades, very much in step with the other nations of the world.

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What Could We Expect in Federal, State and Local Revenue Increases if Recreational Drugs Were Legalized? . by Alice B. Clagett *

Published on 20 April 2018; updated

  • $27.8B FEDERAL DRUG CONTROL ANNUAL EXPENSE
  • $132B ESTIMATED ANNUAL INCREASE IN TAX REVENUES FROM NATIONWIDE LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA
  • $708.6B ESTIMATED INCREASE IN TAX REVENUES FROM NATIONWIDE LEGALIZATION OF ALL RECREATIONAL DRUGS
  • $686.2B ESTIMATED ANNUAL NET IMPROVEMENT IN THE FEDERAL BOTTOM LINE
  • $17B ESTIMATED ANNUAL IMPROVEMENT IN THE STATE AND LOCAL BOTTOM LINE DUE TO ‘SIN TAX’ INCREASES
  • FEDERAL LEGISLATION THAT MIGHT GET AROUND THE MORAL ISSUE STATES HAVE WITH LEGALIZATION OF DRUGS
  • MORE INFORMATION

Dear Ones,

$27.8B FEDERAL DRUG CONTROL ANNUAL EXPENSE

According to Forbes, the war on drugs costs the United States over $78 billion a year

Link: “Doc Series ‘The Trade’: The War On Drugs Costs The U.S. Over $78B A Year,” by Dana Feldman, contributor, in Forbes, 9 February 2018 …  https://www.forbes.com/sites/danafeldman/2018/02/09/doc-series-the-trade-the-war-on-drugs-costs-the-u-s-over-78b-a-year/#3076314a2c1b .. 

However, this includes addiction treatment, healthcare, and lost job productivity in addition to federal drug control expense. As it is the federal drug control expense that would be curtailed by legalization, I looked that up. The federal drug control expense for 2018 is estimated to be $27.8 billion dollars … That would mean the other costs … addiction treatment, healthcare, and lost job productivity … tally about $50.2 billion dollars a year.

Link: “Total federal drug control spending in the United States from FY 2013 to FY 2020 (in million U.S. dollars),” by Matej Mikulic, 23 January 2020, in Statista: The Statistics Portal … https://www.statista.com/statistics/618857/total-federal-drug-control-spending-in-us/ ..

$132B ESTIMATED ANNUAL INCREASE IN TAX REVENUES FROM NATIONWIDE LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA

According to the Washington Post, nationwide legalization of marijuana might result in $132 billion tax revenues annually

Link: “Post Nation: Study: Legal marijuana could generate more than $132 billion in federal tax revenue and 1 million jobs,” by Katie Zezima, 10 January 2018 …  https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/2018/01/10/study-legal-marijuana-could-generate-more-than-132-billion-in-federal-tax-revenue-and-1-million-jobs/?utm_term=.dee696c70135 ..

It seems to me that generation of jobs is a moot point in the above article, since the jobs are already there, in our economy, but just not included in the job statistics. Further, income tax revenue from legalization of these jobs is included as part of the $132 billion revenue figure in the above article.

So, the important figure there is the $132 billion annual revenue for nationwide legalization of marijuana, I note this figure takes into account payroll tax deductions, a retail sales tax of 15 percent, and business tax revenues, which seems appropriate to me. I note also they are calculating federal revenue rather than state or local revenue (i.e., ‘sin taxes’).

$708.6B ESTIMATED INCREASE IN TAX REVENUES FROM NATIONWIDE LEGALIZATION OF ALL RECREATIONAL DRUGS

I was unable to find comparable estimates for generation of revenue from legalization of sales of all categories of recreational drugs, including marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and other recreational drugs. However, this may be estimated as follows:

According to a 2010 Cato Institute report, the ratio of tax revenues for legalization of all drugs, to tax revenues for legalization of marijuana, was 46.7B : 8.7B. For these data, see …

Link: “Commentary: Making an Economic Case for Legalizing Drugs,” by Jeffrey Miron and Katherine Waldock. This article appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer on 3 October 2010 … https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/making-economic-case-legalizing-drugs ..

Plugging this ratio into the more recent estimate of $132B annual marijuana revenue, we get:

46.7B / 8.7B = X / 132B  … and

X = $708.6B … X being the current estimated annual revenues for legalization of all drugs nationwide.

$686.2B ESTIMATED ANNUAL NET IMPROVEMENT IN THE FEDERAL BOTTOM LINE

This estimate of $708.6B may be on the high side. However, going with this figure, and using the prior bolded figures, let’s consider what federal revenue changes might take place if all recreational drugs were legalized nationwide.

  • The current $50.2 billion dollar cost for addiction treatment, healthcare, and lost job productivity would stay roughly the same.
  • The current $27.8 billion dollar annual federal drug control expense would be greatly curtailed.
  • The current estimated annual revenues for legalization of all drugs nationwide would be $708.6B.

On the plus side for the federal government are the last two bullets: $27.8B plus $708.6B = a total of $736.4B total ‘fattening of the federal coffers’.

This increase in the federal bottom line might resolve the issue of the first-bullet minus: A portion of the federal increase might be set aside to completely cover the $50.2 billion dollar annual cost for addiction treatment, healthcare, and lost job productivity would stay roughly the same.

This would leave a net improvement in the federal bottom line of $736.4B less $50.2B = net $686.2B. 

$17B ESTIMATED ANNUAL IMPROVEMENT IN THE STATE AND LOCAL BOTTOM LINE DUE TO ‘SIN TAX’ INCREASES

An added plus would be sin taxes on that might optionally be levied by state and local governments. In 2014, state sin taxes for were $32.5B for currently legal activities and products such as alcohol, tobacco, casino, racino, and gaming. The largest category was tobacco at $16.9B.

The retail value of 2017 annual tobacco sales in the United States was about $121B

Link: “Market value of tobacco in the United States from 2013 to 2018 (in million U.S. dollars),” in Statista: The Statistics Portal,” https://www.statista.com/statistics/491709/tobacco-united-states-market-value/ ..

From 2000 to 2010, Americans spend about $100B annually on illegal drugs, including cocaine, marijuana, heroin, and methamphetamine, according to the RAND Drug Policy Research Center for the Office of National Drug Control Policy. This is the most recent figure I have on the market value of illegal drugs in the United States, so I’ll go with this.

Link: “Americans Spent About A Trillion Dollars On Illegal Drugs In The Last Decade,” by Matt Ferner, 13 March 2014, in Huffington Post … https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/13/americans-trillion-dollars-drugs_n_4943601.html ..

Looking at these two figures: 2017 annual tobacco sales at $121B, and 2010 estimated annual illegal drug sales at $100 billion, we might consider these to be roughly equal.

Thus the sin tax on legalized recreational drugs sales might be anticipated to be about what states and local governments receive in annual sin tax for tobacco: that is, about $17B annually.

FEDERAL LEGISLATION THAT MIGHT GET AROUND THE MORAL ISSUE STATES HAVE WITH LEGALIZATION OF DRUGS

This crunching of the figures makes it clear that the most logical thing to do would be to legalize all recreational drugs, and generate federal and state revenues from their sales. However, many people in the United States have strong moral stands on recreational drugs.

In fact, the fury over legalization, or criminalization, of recreational drug use in America today is very similar to the fury over alcohol use that resulted in Prohibition … a ban on alcohol sales and use from 1920 to 1933. As I understand it, criminal activity around ‘bootlegging’ skyrocketed during those years. Then when Prohibition was repealed in 1933, the crime wave abated, and federal and local governments began to benefit from liquor revenues.

I feel we might have the same benefits with regard to recreational drugs in this way …

  • The federal government might legalize all recreational drug use and sales.
  • States might have the power to prohibit recreational drug use and sales, either altogether or in part.
  • Those states that legalize recreational drug use and sales, either altogether or in part, might get the benefit of remuneration by the federal government, based on increased federal revenues from recreational drug sales in their state.
  • Federal remuneration to states that decide to legalize recreational drugs might be earmarked for drug-use-related health care, addiction treatment, and health education for schools, and for drug users and their families.

In love, light and joy,
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Tobacco tax revenues in the United States are expected to be about $14 billion dollars for the year 2018 …

Link: “Tobacco tax revenue and forecast in the United States from 2000 to 2025 (in billion U.S. dollars).” by Erin Duffin, 4 March 2020, in Statista: The Statistics Portal … https://www.statista.com/statistics/248964/revenues-from-tobacco-tax-and-forecast-in-the-us/ ..

Liquor tax revenues in the United States are expected to be about $10 billion dollars for the year 2018 …

Link: “Alcohol tax revenue in the United States from 2000 to 2025 (in billion U.S. dollars),” by Erin Duffin, 4 March 2020, in Statista: The Statistics Portal … https://www.statista.com/statistics/248952/revenues-from-alcohol-tax-and-forecast-in-the-us/ ..

By comparison, total United States government receipts for 2018 are expected to be about 3.65 trillion dollars

Link: “Total receipts of the U.S. government in fiscal years 2000 to 2025 (in trillion U.S. dollars),” by Erin Duffin, 3 March 2020, in Statista: The Statistics Portal … https://www.statista.com/statistics/200405/receipts-of-the-us-government-since-fiscal-year-2000/ ..

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Call to Action: Our Nation Arisen . by Alice B. Clagett *

Filmed and published on 30 March 2018

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  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
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Dear Ones,

A video for the Friday before Easter. A Summary follows the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.

On this Friday before Easter, I have a Call to Action nationwide. I would like to request that Homeland Security be repurposed as Homeless Security, and that Homeboy Industries be repurposed as Homeless Industries … so that we, as nation can solve the issues of homelessness and joblessness in the United States.

God bless you all, on this Friday before the celebration of Christ Arisen.

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The Los Angeles Economy . by Alice B. Clagettl

Filmed on 13 October 2017

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    • On Reducing Landfill by Reusing Road Repaving ‘Scrabble’
    • On Reusing Substandard Thrift Store Fabric as Clothing and Blankets for the Los Angeles Homeless, Rather than Sending It to Other Countries
    • The Hidden Cost of Not Providing Immunizations and Infectious Disease Care for Illegal Aliens in Los Angeles
    • The Importance of Counselling Centers for the Los Angeles Homeless, to Assist Them in Returning to a Productive Life
    • The Hidden Cost of Hiring Illegal Aliens in the Outlying Areas of Los Angeles, Such as the Farming Community
    • The Upward Spiral of Goods and Utilities, and the Downward Spiral of Living Conditions for Those Paying into Our Tax Base
    • On Resigning Ourselves to the Future Prospect of Sustainable Living, Similar to That in Our Grandparents’ Time
    • On the Prospect of a Shift in Attitude, by Those Who Have Achieved Citizenship, Toward the Issue of Illegal Immigration
    • On Starting Where We Find Our Feet to Be Standing

Hello, Dear Ones,

Here are thoughts on the Los Angeles economy. There’s a Summary after the video; new text is in green font.

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.

I had a few thoughts about the current economy in Los Angeles, and also in Colorado and New Mexico.

On Reducing Landfill by Reusing Road Repaving ‘Scrabble’

I was watching the roads being scraped up in preparation for being repaved today, here in Los Angeles. And I wonder if the scrabble that’s scraped up from the roads might be used on dirt roads to improve them. That would save on landfill expenses in landfills, and it would also improve the dirt roads in outlying areas if it’s nontoxic and doesn’t cause too many problems.

I feel as if it’s worth looking into. And also, I’m thinking, other large landfill issues: If there are items that are being used for landfills a lot, let’s look at the ways to recycle them and use them to improve our lives here in Los Angeles.

On Reusing Substandard Thrift Store Fabric as Clothing and Blankets for the Los Angeles Homeless, Rather than Sending It to Other Countries

For instance, the thrift stores, such as Goodwill and Salvation Army, I think, take substandard clothes and ship them off to other countries. But yet, here we have a great problem with homeless people here in Los Angeles.

Why not use those clothes for the homeless here in the Los Angeles area? And why not use the fabric that’s otherwise unusable to make blankets for the homeless?

The Hidden Cost of Not Providing Immunizations and Infectious Disease Care for Illegal Aliens in Los Angeles

Also, with regard to the homeless, I have read that there are many homeless people that aren’t eligible for health care, such as HIV care and hepatitis care, and care for all of the infectious diseases.

My feeling is that those that are not eligible, because of, say, citizenship, or whatever, are most likely in danger of infecting the homeless people who do have health care here in the Los Angeles area … I think there are 6,000 homeless people here in the San Fernando Valley; 60,000 in Los Angeles County, and probably many more. (1)

The cost to us, in the long term, is great, for not providing health care to those, say, undocumented aliens and so forth, that don’t qualify for health care. This is because they’re living with other homeless people who do get health care, and those people get sicker.

The Importance of Counselling Centers for the Los Angeles Homeless, to Assist Them in Returning to a Productive Life

Also, I feel, … I was talking to a friend about this, and I agree … I think that counselling for the homeless is a major, and perhaps overlooked issue here in Los Angeles.

It is vitally important that the homeless here in the San Fernando Valley have centers available … small, local centers would be best; but even one center or two centers in the San Fernando Valley would be good … that help people get back on their feet by providing information about shelters (of which, I feel, there are very few), and also, especially, about jobs and substance abuse programs, and so forth.

The Hidden Cost of Hiring Illegal Aliens in the Outlying Areas of Los Angeles, Such as the Farming Community

I had one other thought regarding the economy all over the United States and the issue of illegal aliens. Here in Los Angeles, in the outlying areas and farming communities, and so forth, there’s a tendency to hire illegal aliens because their labor is cheaper, right?

I was thinking this over the other night, and it occurred to me that the money that we’re paying as United States citizens … the taxes that we’re paying, that help support the indigenous homeless population, and from which, often, this labor is drawn … these taxes that we pay for welfare, and so forth, for these people are increasing the burden of tax expense of those who employ the homeless … and of everyone else.

And so, our salaries do not stretch as far as they used to, because of the increased tax burden.

And in addition, products have increased in price … Maybe because of this. Because, basically, we’re employing cheap labor, and there are hidden costs. And one of the hidden costs consists of the taxes that we pay for the welfare of the people that aren’t paying into the taxes.

In other words, this whole homeless population is not paying into taxes. Yet, our tax dollars are helping to support them, in terms of health and housing, and so forth.

So there is a hidden cost in employing illegal aliens. So why not hire, locally, people who are citizens instead?

The Upward Spiral of Goods and Utilities, and the Downward Spiral of Living Conditions for Those Paying into Our Tax Base

The thing is that, overall, this country is based on the notion that most people will get jobs, and will pull their own weight and contribute to the economy, you see. And pay taxes and so forth.

So that that smaller percentage of people who are down on their luck and can’t get work for a while, will be able to get by. And, for instance, mothers will have enough milk for their children through the milk program, and so older people who don’t have a safety net financially, will have a minimum amount that they can get by with.

So the whole notion … that most of the people in this country will pull their own weight financially, and will provide taxes … is critical to our situation right now.

What we have is an influx of many, many people who aren’t in a position to pull their own weight. And so, taxes go up.

And so, more people come in, who are willing to work for very little, because they’re not paying taxes. And then, the people that attain citizenship during this process … they begin to bear the burden of, and begin to see the trouble that’s caused by the people who are immigrating illegally into this country.

We’re in a spiral, right now, of higher and higher prices of goods. And very few people are able to afford very much.

The utilities … the water, electricity, gas, and trash collection … are going up immensely here in Los Angeles as well.

On Resigning Ourselves to the Future Prospect of Sustainable Living, Similar to That in Our Grandparents’ and Great-Grandparents’ Time

So we need to look at sustainable living. We need to step out of the system, insofar as possible, and make friends with our neighbors, and try and get by with a lot less, as was done in the days of my grandparents. That’s what I think.

On the Prospect of a Shift in Attitude, by Those Who Have Achieved Citizenship, Toward the Issue of Illegal Immigration

And in the meantime, I feel that those people who have entered the country and attained citizenship, will become aware of, and their attitudes will shift with regard to illegal immigration into the country. I hope that’s the case, anyway.

On Starting Where We Find Our Feet to Be Standing

My own feeling is that the place to start with improvement in the economic lives of a people is at home … in one’s own country. Why should economic opportunities be scarce, south of the border? Why are they now scarcer and scarcer in Los Angeles? 

We must start where we are, where we live; speak with our friends and neighbors, and do what we can to change what must be changed, and to find innovative means of subsistence for ourselves, for our families, and for our communities.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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(1) Link: “Homelessness in LA County Spikes 23 Percent: Nearly 60,000 Residents Are Now Homeless,” by Elijah Chiland, 31 May 2017, 12:51 p PDT, https://la.curbed.com/2017/5/31/15720470/la-homeless-count-results-increase-affordable-housing ..

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Counterfeit versus Enough Money for All People . by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 14 October 2017

  • THE PROCESS OF UPLIFTMENT OF COMMUNITIES ON NEW EARTH
    • Upliftment and Cleansing of the Justice System Worldwide
  • THE OUTCOME OF COUNTERFEIT MONEY USE
    • Magnification of Soul Wounding
    • Increase in Personal Fear and Paranoia
    • Desire to Overthrow the Powers That Be
      • Introspection
      • Sedition
  • WHERE DID HE OR SHE GO WRONG? WHAT DID HE OR SHE DO WRONG?
    • On Alignment with Divine
    • On Our Relationship to the Caesars of This World
    • Transformation of the Hologram
  • ON CHOOSING HAPPINESS
  • ON TURNING AWAY FROM PUBLIC OPINION

Dear Ones,

I do feel that we now have a chance to arrange world wealth in a more equitable way, so that all the people who share this planet have enough to eat, have adequate shelter and medical care, have a good education and job opportunities, are provided with safety and equity through the laws of their country, and have a chance for happiness.

On the other hand, I don’t believe in counterfeit as a quick way to achieve this goal. Here is my reasoning:

THE PROCESS OF UPLIFTMENT OF COMMUNITIES ON NEW EARTH

First, during these times of New Life on New Earth, the most important thing, I feel, is not the end result … plenty for all humankind … but rather the process of evolution of our communities into an understanding of the importance of this goal.

Upliftment and Cleansing of the Justice System Worldwide

It’s the same way with the upliftment and cleansing of the justice system in each of our communities. There’s just no point in a ‘lone ranger’ going in and attempting to eliminate criminal activities in a community. The process the world is undergoing right now, is the upliftment of each community, arranged by God through the grace of the Incoming Light. As the Soul wisdom of the people in each community matures, the elimination of criminal activities, and of the current widespread abuses and infringements of human rights, worldwide, will occur naturally.

THE OUTCOME OF COUNTERFEIT MONEY USE

Secondly, when people figure that global money is ‘rigged’ by a few powerful people (which it currently, most likely, is), and then go make counterfeit money as a way of evening the playing field, there are unfortunate results.

Magnification of Soul Wounding

Firstly, great power has the power to corrupt us greatly. For the truth of this, look to those who now hold great power on Earth.

When a person makes and uses counterfeit money, he puts himself in the same boat of the powermongers of Earth. The same temptations beset him as he clearly perceives to beset them. His Soul wounding is greatly magnified by the opportunity to act out, in real life, the promptings of his malware.

Increase in Personal Fear and Paranoia

Secondly, possession of counterfeit money quite naturally leads to fear and even paranoia. How could it not be so? One fears to use the money he had intended for the upliftment of humankind. How could he explain, to the powers that be, how he came by this money?

This fear and paranoia might logically lead to the following scenario …

Desire to Overthrow the Powers That Be

Introspection. Having ‘all the money in the world’ … yet beset by fear and even paranoia … this man might choose introspection:

What has gone wrong here? I see the injustices caused by inequity in distribution of world wealth today. I had hoped to level the playing field. I now have ‘all the money in the world. Yet I feel fearful of the government, of the financial system, and of others with great wealth. What misstep may I have taken? And in this way, through introspection, he might arrive at a different course of action.

Sedition. Or else, and to his great misfortune, he might reason otherwise … He might think: Ah, it is the fault of these powermongers that I feel fear. I shall choose, once more, boldly to act. And then, through the use of his counterfeit funds. he may foment revolution among the downtrodden. The likely result of this act of sedition will be his death.

WHERE DID HE OR SHE GO WRONG? WHAT DID HE OR SHE DO WRONG?

Where did he or she go wrong? What did he or she do wrong? Here is how I feel about it:

On Alignment with Divine

I feel we are not on Earth to play the power game, or to force other people to eat mud because they are playing that game. Rather, we are on Earth to increase our loving nature, the energy of our hearts …

  • through prayer and meditation, for the upliftment of humankind
  • through our own conversation with God,
  • our walking with Christ,
  • our singing the praises of Lord Krishna,
  • our reading of the poetry of the great saint Rumi,
  • our appreciation of the natural world,
  • and our interaction, in a kindly and understanding manner, with other members of our community.

On Our Relationship to the Caesars of This World

As Christ said: “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” –Mark 12:17 (KJV, public domain) In other words, we need not fight the powermongers of Earth. Let them be the powerful ones.

Ours is the province of developing a relationship with the Divine that imbues all we see. As Djwhal Khul said in the “Great Invocation,” of aligning our minds, our hearts and our wills with the great Mind and Heart and Will of God. (1)

Transformation of the Hologram

In this way, through alignment with Divine, the entire Earth hologram transforms to the Light. All in a flash, and through our beings, through our own turning the the Great Light, enlightenment happens. This is the fractal reality of our Earth experience. This is our choosing of the optimum timeline and dimension. In this way, we experience that All is One, and One is All.

ON CHOOSING HAPPINESS

About money I have this to say: Ask God to work through us so that we may get enough money that we can be happy in the world. Or if we cannot garner that, that we may find work that makes us happy, and fulfills our daily physical needs. In this way we can feel happiness.

While powermongers spread a contagion of want and need amongst those those around them, we who choose the simple life spread quite the opposite. Simply by standing in our presence, our friends and work acquaintances will feel a contagion of joy.

ON TURNING AWAY FROM PUBLIC OPINION

One of the most important things in achieving inner peace, I’ve found, is to summon the strength of will to turn away from public opinion as a means of achieving self-esteem. What other people think of us is invariably based on their own Soul wounding. Why ought we kowtow to that? What would that bow do for us, but incline our own set of malware to include their own?

This is the power of aligning with God, or with our ascension team: It allows us to turn away from societal expectation, from the chidings of our families, our worldly organizations, and to follow our own hearts’ promptings.

This realignment greatly strengthens our electromagnetic field, allowing us to maintain that peace of mind, that state of happiness we had hoped to achieve all along.

So I find, so I feel, and so I hope for each of you.

May you all be blessed.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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FOOTNOTE

(1) Here I have channeled the prayer …

Video: “The Great Invocation” . by Djwhal Khul . Channeled by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 19 November 2014 … https://youtu.be/IrE4QJg_Ai0 ..

And here are the words to the prayer … Link: “The Great Invocation,” by Djwhal Khul, through Alice Bailey, in Theosophy Wiki … https://theosophy.wiki/en/Great_Invocation ..

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On Getting Through the Apocalypse in Los Angeles . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 17 April 2017

Image: “Woolsey Canyon Fire, Simi Hills, California 6,” by Alice B. Clagett, afternoon of 9 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Canyon Fire, Simi Hills, California 6,” by Alice B. Clagett, afternoon of 9 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

  • END TIMES PROPHECIES
  • ASTRAL ROVING BANDS OF MEN
  • ACTING OUT OF PREDATION ON WOMEN BY MEN IN TEAMS OF TWO
  • FAKE DRUG-DEATH M.O. BEING USED AGAINST VALIANT MEN
  • CANNIBALISM OF WIFE BLAMED ON AUTO ACCIDENT
  • ON AVOIDING END TIMES APOCALYPTIC SCENARIOS
    • Cultivating Positive Emotions Lifts the Astral Body Out of the Hellworlds
    • Hathors on Optimizing Timelines and Dimensions to Escape Danger
      • On Remembering Our Multitemporal, Multidimensional Skills
      • On Having Faith, and Following the Wisdom Set Down by Others
  • CONCLUSION

Link: “For the Children,” a Zen poem by Gary Snyder … http://moralground.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/GarySnyder.pdf ..

Dear Ones,

END TIMES PROPHECIES

It was prophesied by others regarding the End Times … the time we Ascensioneers call the Time of New Beginning … that there might be roving bands of men preying upon women and children (something like some of the scenes in the upsetting movie “A Boy and His Dog” (1) that was filmed many years ago. This is just a heads up regarding that, for the sake of community health and safety.

ASTRAL ROVING BANDS OF MEN

In the main, this theme has been playing out merely on the astral plane, as the feral drives and the lower chakras clear and are purified by the Incoming Light. While a little unsettling, these sorts of astral stories, about roving gangs of men psychically raping women, are not life threatening.

ACTING OUT OF PREDATION ON WOMEN BY MEN IN TEAMS OF TWO

However, there are some few men, especially in large cities such as Los Angeles, who, because of the patriarchal energetic imbalance of the Atlantean Age, have the energy threads of misogyny, or hatred of women, as a weightier portion of their Soul wounding. Amongst these men, some few are acting out the following scenario:

They form a group, which may be found online, but whose true purpose will be gilded over with noble thought forms. The members of the group are men who have been convicted of sexually molesting a child, or perhaps of raping a woman.

These men hunt down women in packs of two: One man beds a woman. The other creeps in while she sleeps and murders her with a drug overdose. This kind of killing is commonplace today in the large cities, and is difficult to pin down because of the heavy burden of drug use under which the cities labor. In a law enforcement report, such a murder is often misplaced as a drug OD by the murdered woman.

A fake marriage certificate has been forged before the murder, and the woman’s goods are deeded to the first man, the one who bedded her, and who is, technically innocent of the act of murder, although in fact he is complicit.

This technique used to be implements through psychic heart attack before the 2012 Shift, but now that the light on Earth has shifted, psychic heart attack can no longer be employed. Those who used to murder through psychic means have turned to difficult-to-detect physical means such as drug overdose.

On the astral plane, I’ve heard of one man who has a list of over 100 women whom he intends to murder using this MO. He has gathered a group of men together, along the lines described above. He assigns these men in twos to women on the list. This group has, according to the astral stories, successfully murdered many women and garnered their property and money for various non-profit cover organizations which apportion the money to the men involved.

FAKE DRUG-DEATH M.O. BEING USED AGAINST VALIANT MEN

According to the astral stories, a less elaborate drug-death MO has been used by a member of the group to murder valiant men (was it a 17-year veteran of a fire department?) who attempted to investigate this criminal group.

CANNIBALISM OF WIFE BLAMED ON AUTO ACCIDENT

There is another ploy taking place, along the same theme, where a misogynist ‘offs’ his wife by murdering her, dismembering and partly eating her. The act of cannibalism is disguised through a faked death report citing an auto accident. No doubt, with the many auto accidents today, consumption of part of a mangled body would be easily overlooked, without the need for money to change hands.

From the astral stories, this cannibalistic acting out is relatively rare, in comparison to the drug death method described above.

ON AVOIDING END TIMES APOCALYPTIC SCENARIOS

The above are a few of the examples of the real-life workings out of apocalyptic End Time scenarios predicted by prophecies (as I recall, these were prophecies by a Zen monk?) prior to the Shift. Many other disasters have been predicted, among them earthquake and other natural disasters, economic troubles, war, population decimation, famine, and in general, the ‘weeping and gnashing of teeth predicted many times over in the Bible.

Weeping and gnashing of teeth … https://jesuswithoutbaggage.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/outer-darkness-500.jpg ..

In fact, there are some people who are experiencing this apocalyptic scenario on the astral plane (6th and 7th levels of astral negative … the densest hellworld experiences) right now. However, it’s very easy to sidestep these experiences.

Cultivating Positive Emotions Lifts the Astral Body Out of the Hellworlds

First, we must create within our emotional bodies positive emotions such as joy, hope, faith, and charity towards other people. That is because it is our negative emotions such as fear, hatred, and anger that are causing us to have the hellworld experiences, and to act them out.

Hathors on Optimizing Timelines and Dimensions to Escape Danger

Second, if we may use the timeline and dimensional optimization technique to escape imminent danger, whether it be danger of being at the effect of violent acting out, or the acting out itself.

Here is the timeline and dimension optimization activation of light, as gifted by the Hathors. Every word is important; so the beneficial effect cannot be guaranteed if the wording is changed:

Spirit to Team!
Optimize timelines and dimensions!
For the All, through Free Will!

What happens, when we use this technique, is that our Awareness timeline and dimension undergo a shift that optimizes our chance of Soul learning. In other words, the fabric of time and space shifts. As humans, we have the ability to manipulate time and space in this way, only we have forgotten that we do.

On Remembering Our Multitemporal, Multidimensional Skills. Thus, the greatest hurdle to implementing this technique, and escaping the present Apocalyptic dangers, are to remember that we humans have these multitemporal, multidimensional abilities.

On Having Faith, and Following the Wisdom Set Down by Others. If we cannot remember, then we must have the faith to utilize the ascension techniques anyway; and not just those that I espouse, but those put forth by other Lightworkers, those described in the Bible and other holy books, the wisdom writ down by the ancients.

CONCLUSION

For those that would like more information on transcending End Times and Apocalyptic scenarios, I recommend the following …

Link: “How World Events Hold a Mirror to the Soul,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 6 March 2013 … http://wp.me/p2Rkym-789 ..

Link: “Dharma Talk: Zen in the Time of Apocalypse,” by Myozen Barton Stone, 27 May 2012 … https://stonecreekzencenter.org/2012/05/27/zen-in-the-time-of-apocalypse/ … Here is the audio file … https://ia601604.us.archive.org/0/items/20120527MyozenZenInTheTimeOfApocalypse/2012-05-27_Myozen-Zen_In_The_Time_Of_Apocalypse.mp3 ..

Link: “Saturn Retrograde: The Prophecy of the Popes,” by Salvadore Russo, in Spirit of Ma’at, 2019 … http://spiritofmaat.com/magazine/march-2013-spring-equinox-edition/saturn-retrograde-the-prophecy-of-the-popes/ ..

Well, stay safe! May you be blessed with unconditional love!

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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FOOTNOTE

(1) This is a reference to the first 5 minutes of the 1975 iconic movie “A Boy and His Dog” …

ADULTS ONLY Video: “A Boy and His Dog,” by Megadude, 2 February 2014 … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BDxqhI9qDw ..

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Work Camping and Annual Camping Opportunities in America . by Alice B. Clagett

Written on 25 January 2015 and published on 4 November 2016

  • WORK CAMPING
  • NATIONAL PARKS AND FEDERAL RECREATION LANDS CAMPING
  • COLORADO, NEW MEXICO, AND NEVADA STATE PARKS CAMPING
  • FREE CAMPGROUNDS ACROSS AMERICA

Dear Ones,

WORK CAMPING

I just read an article in “AARP the Magazine,” Dec/Jan 2015, called “Mixing Work and Pleasure on the Long, Winding Road.” This is about ‘work camping’, which I thought might be of interest to some of us as we go through the Ascension process. Reason being, a competitive career lifestyle is not always compatible for all of us as the process unfolds. Work camping offers a chance to ratchet down on housing cost … by living in a trailer … and at the same time work for minimum wage at a low key job, and garner enough money to pay for food and gas. With some employers, part time work is available.

I could not find the AARP article online; It looks like you have to become a member to get it. However, in the article they mention Amazon.com has a CamperForce program, providing free campsites and about $10 an hour, plus overtime, for seasonal work in its warehouses all across the US …

Link: “Amazon Camperforce” … http://www.amazondelivers.jobs/about/camperforce/ ..

Some campers do seasonal work for KOA; you have to be willing to clean bathrooms and empty trash.

Link: “Live the Life You Love: Become a KOA Work Kamper” … https://workatkoa.com/ ..

When I was camping at Mesa Verde last summer, I found out that Aramark offers seasonal jobs at National Parks and elsewhere. This sometimes includes a campsite, minimum wage, and part time or full time work in a laundry or gift shop or snack shop, etc …

Link: “Hourly Job Opportunities,” by Aramark … https://hourly-aramark.icims.com/jobs/intro ..

NATIONAL PARKS AND FEDERAL RECREATION LANDS CAMPING

For those that do not need to work, passes are available to National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands …

Link: “America the Beautiful Passes,” by National Park Service … https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/passes.htm ..

However, and this is pretty important, passes do not include camping costs, which can be hefty at National Parks.

Typical camping costs for National Forests, which tend to offer less developed campsites, vary from free to $12 a night …

Link: “Seasons, Rates (Fees) and Forest Information” in “U.S. National Forest Campground Guide” … https://www.forestcamping.com/dow/intro/introduc.htm#fees ..

COLORADO, NEW MEXICO, AND NEVADA STATE PARKS CAMPING

State Parks sometimes offer great opportunities for campers. I noticed on both the Colorado and the New Mexico banks of beautiful Navajo Lake State Park, sites with amenities and an incredible view are offered.

On the New Mexico side, annual camping permits are $180 a year for New Mexico residents, $100 a year for New Mexico resident seniors and disabled, $225 a year for out of state residents. More information here …

LInk: “Navajo Lake State Parks” by New Mexico State Parks …  http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/SPD/navajolakestatepark.html ..

On the Colorado side of the lake, camping is apparently just $70 a year for one vehicle. For more on the amenities there, see …

Link: “Navajo State Park,” by Colorado State Parks and Wildlife … https://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/Navajo ..

Looks like that fee will get you the right to camp in other Colorado State Parks as well …

Link: “Annual Pass Information,” by Colorado Parks and Wildlife … https://cpw.state.co.us/buyapply/Pages/AnnualPassInfo.aspx ..

I gather from this chart that Nevada State Parks offer seasonal low entrance fees with free camping. Annual permits for camping in all Nevada State Parks are $200 a year ..

LInk: “Annual Permits,” by Nevada State Parks … http://parks.nv.gov/fees/annual-permits ..

And maybe other state parks have good camping opportunities too.

FREE CAMPGROUNDS ACROSS AMERICA

Here is a map of free campgrounds across America …

Link: “Free Campsites” … https://freecampsites.net/ ..

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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The HIV / AIDS Pandemic and the American Workforce . by Alice B. Clagett *

Published on 8 October 2016; revised

  • SUPPRESSION OF 2014 HIV INCIDENCE DATA BY THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL
  • THE DUTY THAT GOVERNMENT HAS TO MAKE THIS HEALTH RISK CLEAR TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
  • HOW TO GET HIV HOME TESTS, AND WHICH TEST LOOKS MORE PROMISING
    • OraQuick HIV Home Test
    • Home Access Express HIV-1 Test System
  • ON MAKING CONFIDENTIAL HIV TESTING AVAILABLE AT OUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS, AND HIGH SCHOOLS
  • ON FACILITATING THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN HIV-RESISTANT GENE POOL WORLDWIDE
  • ANTICIPATED DOWNTIME FOR OUR WORKFORCE AS A RESULT OF THE PANDEMIC
  • A SHORT-TERM STRATEGY FOR PRESERVING OUR WORKFORCE: ALLOWING OUR CHILDREN TO BEAR CHILDREN AT AN EARLY AGE; A RETURN TO CHASTITY AS A PRACTICAL IDEAL
    • Proposals
  • LONG-TERM STRATEGY FOR PRESERVING OUR WORKFORCE: HOSPITAL AND LONG-TERM CARE FOR AIDS BABIES; GRASSROOTS ALTERNATIVE MEDICAL CARE
    • Proposals
  • ON THE CHANCE OF AIDS BABIES TO SURVIVE
  • ECONOMIC OUTLOOK FOR VARIOUS INDUSTRIES AS THE PANDEMIC PROGRESSES
  • A CALL TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE: LET US MEET THIS CHALLENGE WITH FAITH, HOPE, AND CHARITY TOWARD THOSE IN NEED

Dear Ones,

SUPPRESSION OF 2014 HIV INCIDENCE DATA BY THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL

As you may know, nearly all of the United States county-by-county data on HIV incidence were suppressed in the 2014 United States Centers for Disease Control HIV report. (1) The likely reason is that HIV incidence is on the rise in the United States, and disclosure of this rise in incidence has been concealed because it causes political inconvenience, particularly in a presidential election year.

THE DUTY THAT GOVERNMENT HAS TO MAKE THIS HEALTH RISK CLEAR TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

My first thought on this is, that those we vote into office have no right to conceal the truth from the American people, in the name of political expediency. When the fate of our children, and our children’s children is in the balance, it is the duty of our political representatives to tell us, their constituency, what lies before us as a people, so that we may be prepared for the future.

If these data are being suppressed because our government has not the means to treat the HIV pandemic, and feels despair in that regard, then we, the people, must make the necessary grassroots preparations, through our schools, our places of work, our churches, and our civic organizations, to come together in community and deal with what lies before us in the best possible way.

In order for this to happen, it is crucial that our government reveal to us what is currently known about HIV incidence in the United States. As Franklin D. Roosevelt, speaking to the challenge then faced by America, said in his inaugural address:

“This is preeminently the time to speak the truth, the whole truth, frankly and boldly. Nor need we shrink from honestly facing conditions in our country today. This great Nation will endure as it has endured, will revive and will prosper. So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. In every dark hour of our national life a leadership of frankness and vigor has met with that understanding and support of the people themselves which is essential to victory….” (2)

HOW TO GET HIV HOME TESTS, AND WHICH TEST LOOKS MORE PROMISING

I observe that the Obama administration has made the OraQuick HIV Home Test available for about $40 through the Rite-Aid Pharmacies, Walgreens, and CVS Pharmacy. (3) This test has 99% accuracy, but only if used 3 months after a risk event … though very reasonably priced, this test is, I feel, not as timely as the test described below:

The Home Access Express HIV-1 Test System (about $60) is available through Amazon.com … https://www.amazon.com/ … search by the name of the product.  This test is 99.9% accurate … as accurate as the test at a doctor’s office, and, I feel, the better choice.

Here is a question: Why would these products be now available over the counter? Is their availability not proof that there has been a rise in HIV incidence in the United States … an increase concerning enough to propel the Obama administration to provide these products over-the-counter without the need for a visit to a doctor’s office?

ON MAKING CONFIDENTIAL HIV TESTING AVAILABLE AT OUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS, AND HIGH SCHOOLS

My feeling is, that as many as 40% of our youth may find themselves to be infected with the HIV virus by graduation from high school. I feel the infection may be taking place as early as elementary school level.

Proposal. The proof of this assertion … as well as its disproval … lies in our making free, voluntary, confidential HIV tests available to the students in our elementary schools, junior high schools, and high schools.

Knowing how many of our children are infected is very important to our children and their parents, and it’s also important to our schools, which may, in time, assume a leadership role in preserving the good health of our children, whether they be infected or not infected.

ON FACILITATING THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN HIV-RESISTANT GENE POOL WORLDWIDE

The HIV epidemic will eventually and inevitably sweep through the entire population of the United States, as it will in other countries.

The hope for continuation of our human population on planet Earth lies in those of our children who have a natural genetic resistance to the HIV virus. Their resistance must be such that they can survive, even though they have the virus, long enough to have children of their own. In this way, the resistant populations of children worldwide will eventuate an HIV-resistant global gene pool. In this lies the salvation and perpetuation of the human race on Earth.

How may this positive outcome be facilitated?

ANTICIPATED DOWNTIME FOR OUR WORKFORCE AS A RESULT OF THE PANDEMIC

One of the greatest concerns, in the short term, for our nation as for all the world’s nations during these trying times, is the preservation of a sufficiently large able-bodied workforce to transition through this challenging time; sufficient man-hours (and woman-hours) must be available to allow us to continue providing our people with foodstuffs, heat, materials for construction of homes and businesses, and other staples.

Among those of our workers who now have the HIV infection, greater downtime must be anticipated. Their work schedules must be compassionately devised so as to take into account their need to keep their immune systems strong, and their need to take time off when they aren’t feeling well.

This anticipated increase in sick-leave and wellness leave among our HIV infected workers points out a need to provide for additional workers. Where will this HIV-free workforce come from?

A SHORT-TERM STRATEGY FOR PRESERVING OUR WORKFORCE: ALLOWING OUR CHILDREN TO BEAR CHILDREN AT AN EARLY AGE; A RETURN TO CHASTITY AS A PRACTICAL IDEAL

In the short term, when our children reach puberty and before they are infected with the HIV virus, let us allow them to bear HIV-free children, rather than forcing them to abort these our grandchildren out of financial considerations.

Let the greater family unit assist in the rearing of these babies, who will may add to the HIV-free workforce, thus bolstering the manpower gap caused by downtime among workers infected with HIV.

A further consideration is for parents to explain the facts of the HIV pandemic, the effect infection would have on their lifespan, and the advantages of chastity among our young couples who give birth at an early age. This will help them stay clear of HIV infection.

HIV infection among our children is a difficult thing to avoid, considering the tendency of mass media and virtual devices to proffer profligacy as a preferential lifestyle. If they do get the infection, there are guidelines to help them not pass on the infection to their children … see (4).

Proposals. In general, the strategy I propose to preserve our workforce is to allow our children to bear children young, to educate them as to the dangers posed by the HIV pandemic, and to help promote the ideals of practical chastity among our young.

Further, if we allow them to get confidential HIV tests at their schools, then they will be aware of prospective health problems for the children they are bearing as well as for themselves.

LONG-TERM STRATEGY FOR PRESERVING OUR WORKFORCE: HOSPITAL AND LONG-TERM CARE FOR AIDS BABIES; GRASSROOTS ALTERNATIVE MEDICAL CARE

My feeling is, that more and more AIDS babies are being born. It could be that the statistics are not yet ‘out there’ because there is a cover-up going on, or it could be that hospitals have not yet put two and two together … They may not be testing all infants for AIDS, or they may be testing them, finding a greater incidence, and thinking that their city or town is just a particularly unlucky vicinity, as far as the HIV virus is concerned.

At present, the inevitability of the pandemic is simply not being put forth, and so, AIDS babies are often left at hospitals for adoption. As there is a great stigma attached to the virus, AIDS babies are less likely to be adopted than are healthy babies. It is also possible that some hospitals, whose have no clear understanding of the importance of keeping these babies alive, are euthanizing these infants or else allowing unfit couples to adopt them.

This notwithstanding, the long-term salvation of our people lies in preserving the lives of these AIDS babies. All the babies born in America will eventually be AIDS babies. From this gene pool will come the children who have sufficient resistance to the virus to carry on reproduction of our species. And so, long-term, we must do our very best to keep them alive.

Proposals. One possibility, as their numbers increase, might be the establishment of community orphanages, either through schools or through churches and civic organizations. These orphanages might be staffed by HIV-positive caregivers, possibly even parents who have lost their own children to the disease. I could see a Federal government subsidy for these orphanages as a natural likelihood.

Let us arrange, insofar as possible, for sufficient Western medicines for the virus to be provided through Obama care. For those not eligible for Obama care, let adequate provision of Western medicines be made. In the Western medicines should at some point become scarce, let us look into the efficacy of low-cost alternative medical care.

ON THE CHANCE OF AIDS BABIES TO SURVIVE

Infants in the womb can be infected with HIV through the mother’s blood, but this is less likely to happen if the mother is on HIV medications. Whether the baby has HIV won’t be known for sure till it is about 3 months old; this determination takes place after various tests are administered.

Babies who are infected with HIV and who do not receive medical treatment generally live less than 3 years. Babies who receive medical treatment can live many years. (5)

ECONOMIC OUTLOOK FOR VARIOUS INDUSTRIES AS THE PANDEMIC PROGRESSES

Transportation, postal services, and telecommunication may be come more localized.

Electric supply may become intermittent … available, say, 4 hours a day, or only at hospital operating rooms and other important locations, such as law enforcement, for instance. This is not a great catastrophe; rather, it is more like the current situation in undeveloped nations.

Medical care may become less available, and promising alternative healing modalities should be sought out at the grassroots level now, while time avails.

It is likely that children will be entering the workforce much younger, the consequence being less demand for higher education.

Luxury industries will likely fall by the wayside.

A CALL TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE: LET US MEET THIS CHALLENGE WITH FAITH, HOPE, AND CHARITY TOWARD THOSE IN NEED

Any great challenge that a nation faces, also provides an opportunity for its people to grow in courage, and in compassionate outreach, and to build a stronger sense of family and community. As President Ronald Reagan said in his 1984 State of the Union Message:

“… our greatest hope for the future, are the minds and hearts of our people, especially our children. We can help them build tomorrow by strengthening our community of shared values… For us, faith, work, family, neighborhood, freedom, and peace are not just words; they’re expressions of what America means, definitions of what makes us a good and loving people. Families stand at the center of our society….” (6)

Let us not fall into a torpor of disconsolation, nor into the pit of despair. Rather, let us join hands with our brothers and sisters and help each other through the coming times. Truly, the only thing we have to fear is not knowing what lies before us. Through knowing, we shall plan. Through faith, through hope, and through works of compassionate charity, we shall overcome all obstacles, and triumph as a people.

In love, light and joy,
Alice B. Clagett
I Am of the Stars

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OVERVIEWS

Link: “Compendium: HIV / AIDS Pandemic, and of Data Suppression by the Centers for Disease Control,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 10 July 2016; updated on 14 June 2018 … http://wp.me/p2Rkym-5QE .. 

Link: “Compendium: Surgical Risk, HIV / AIDS, Hepatitis, and Hard Drugs,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 17 October 2016; updated on 6 July 2017 … http://wp.me/p2Rkym-6gY ..

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FOOTNOTES

(1) See Link: “Compendium: HIV / AIDS Pandemic, and Suppression of 2014 Data on the US HIV Pandemic,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 June 2016 … http://wp.me/p2Rkym-5zq … and Link: “Compendium: HIV / AIDS Pandemic, and of Data Suppression by the Centers for Disease Control ,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 10 July 2016; updated on 14 June 2018 … http://wp.me/p2Rkym-5QE ..

(2) Citation: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Inaugural Address, March 4, 1933, “Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself”: FDR’s First Inaugural Address, as published in Samuel Rosenman, ed., The Public Papers of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Volume Two: The Year of Crisis, 1933 (New York: Random House, 1938), 11–16 … http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5057/ … Speeches given by employees of the Federal government are in the public domain. See Link: “Are Public Speeches in the Public Domain?” Submitted by New Media Rights last modified Wed, 06/28/2017 – 4:44pm … http://www.newmediarights.org/business_models/artist/are_historical_speeches_public_domain ..

(3) See Link: OraQuick HIV Home Test at Rite Aid … https://shop.riteaid.com/oraquick-in-home-hiv-test-0371651 … At Walgreens … https://www.walgreens.com/store/c/oraquick-in-home-hiv-test/ID=prod6118162-product … and at CVS Pharmacy ..https://www.cvs.com/shop/oraquick-in-home-hiv-test-prodid-1170321 ..

(4) See Link: “HIV and Pregnancy: Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV After Birth,” Last Reviewed: December 28, 2018 … https://aidsinfo.nih.gov/education-materials/fact-sheets/24/71/preventing-mother-to-child-transmission-of-hiv-after-birth ..

(5) See Link: “People Under 30: Life Expectancy for Babies Born with HIV,” by Sharon Lee, M.D., 2 June 2004. in Link: “The Body: The HIV / AIDS Resource” … https://www.thebody.com/article/life-expectancy-babies-born-hiv ..

(6) Citation: Pres. Reagan’s State of the Union message to Congress, 1982-1988 … “Address Before a Joint Session of the Congress on the State of the Union,” 25 January 1984 … https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/documents/address-before-joint-session-the-congress-the-state-the-union-4 … Speeches given by employees of the Federal government are in the public domain … See Link: “Are Public Speeches in the Public Domain?” Submitted by New Media Rights last modified Wed, 06/28/2017 – 4:44pm … http://www.newmediarights.org/business_models/artist/are_historical_speeches_public_domain ..

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Soothing Prospective Social Unrest in America: Historic Land Grants as a Wealth Distribution Model . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed and published on 27 May 2016, revised
Previously titled: Soothing Social Unrest: Historic Land Grants as a Wealth Distribution Model

  • INTRODUCTION
  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
  • MORE INFORMATION

Image: “Map of All Federally Owned Land in the United States,” in Wikimedia Commons …Page URL: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AUS_federal_land.agencies.svg … File URL: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0f/US_federal_land.agencies.svg … See page for author … public domain

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Dear Ones,

INTRODUCTION

This blog is about ways to soothe social unrest and improve our urban environments through land distribution. The information in green font below is not mentioned in the video …

  • After Columbus discovered America, the problem of unrest among younger sons of nobility was solved in England by offering them land grants to plantations on the East Coast of America. This was also a way of redistributing wealth and creating new wealth.
  • How this may apply to unrest among those of no means in America’s large cities, with regard to possible redistribution of Government Lands, for instance, lands owned by the Bureau of Land Management. It is possible the railroads are holding more lands as a result of original land grants to them to entice them to build railroads across the United States, and that these lands might, through whatever modus, offer an avenue of wealth redistribution in the United States.
  • Stepping up the United States land redistribution process might solve a number of problems:
    • It might mitigate discomfort among the very wealthy here in America, regarding the potential for social unrest among the urban poor.
    • It might offer a program that would foster the principles of hard work to provide for oneself a bright future, which has proven very effective in strengthening the moral fabric of America in times past.
    • The ideals of sustainable living might be fostered in the newly distributed lands.
    • A decrease in crowdedness of our large cities might give a financial boost to overworked community services, by removing the lower per capita income households from the cities and decreasing crowdedness.
    • And the resultant improvement in per capita urban income might improve public services coffers … for example, those of law enforcement, fire department, water, power, street cleaning and trash collection. Funds from relief of demand for public services might be channeled into urban renewal, with reinstitution of city street paving and sidewalk repair (of which there has for some years been a negligible amount ongoing in Los Angeles, for instance), better public transportation, less commute congestion, more urban green spaces, and urban wildlife transportation corridors.

There is an edited Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.

I had a few more thoughts on the days of yore as compared to current times, that I thought I would share with you. It has to do with ways to soothe social unrest and ways to solve problems of distribution of wealth; very practical notions.

A long, long time ago, soon after Columbus discovered America, the royalty of England found a use for that continent that did not have to do with finding gold. In those days there were nobility in England that had many children. Some of those children had lands and means. But the youngest sons typically had none.

So there was a problem there, with regard to the youngest sons of nobility, because they were restless, and they wanted abundance. They wanted means, and they did not have them. They posed a potential threat to the ruling powers of England.

So the notion that was ingeniously concocted by the ruling powers was to send the youngest sons of the nobility, with a land grant, to the East Coast of America. They would then become landed gentry, and they would establish plantations and create their own wealth for themselves. Furthermore, they would be very far from the ruling powers of England; hence, unable to cause trouble.

So this was a manner of distribution of wealth, and a way of creating new wealth, for those who had none, in England. And this applies today … in a different format; but there is the same difficulty today in what is now the United States.

In the large cities, there are numbers of restless people who, for whatever reason, have nothing. I would not blame it on the problem that is termed the ‘immigrant problem’, which is part of the worldwide wealth and abundance creation problem that remains to be solved on New Earth.

I would not term it the ‘immigrant problem’, because there are many people in the large cities of America today who are not immigrants … and many also who are immigrants … who have nothing. In other words, there is a very large class of people who are very, very poor.

These people pose a problem to the ruling elite of America. Here in America, the ruling elite comprises not kings and queens, and not the United States government. What it is, is the very wealthy, the heads of corporations, and that sort; the people who have most of the wealth.

The entertainment industry, for instance, has some very wealthy people. And there is old wealth here too, I feel. So there are a few people that have a lot of money, and who are threatened by the people in the cities who have nothing at all.

I have a proposal; I ask that you just take a look at this notion: We have in the United States a huge amount of land that is held by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) as the result of an old deal that took place between the railroad companies and the government, for the development of railroads across the United States, so as to connect the East Coast with the West Coast.

Technically, this land belongs to the Bureau of Land Management; but today, I would propose that some compensation might be made to them for this land, and that an offering might be made, of free or inexpensive land, to these people who are in the large cities, and might relocate to an environment of sustainable living in the BLM lands.

What would happen, then, is that those that have great wealth, in the cities, would gain some measure of security against social unrest. And it would be a double win, because those who have nothing would then have something.

In a manner of speaking, it is a conceivable method of redistributing wealth. So, something to look at. I am sure there are other notions too; but this, I feel, is a very intriguing notion.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Citation: “Taking Back Our Land: A History of Land Grant Reform,” by George Draffan, Public Information Network, in “Railroads and Clearcuts: Legacy of Congress’s 1864 Northern Pacific Railroad Land Grant,” by Derrick Jensen, George Draffan, John Osborn, Inland Empire Public Lands Council, 1 July 1995, available at http://www.amazon.com ..

Image: “My Public Lands Roadtrip: New National Conservation Lands Maps Online for Your BLM Roadtrip” … https://www.flickr.com/photos/mypubliclands/19015690271 … Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic … DESCRIPTION: Lake in an arid region, reflecting blue sky and white clouds

Image: “My Public Lands Roadtrip: New National Conservation Lands Maps Online for Your BLM Roadtrip” … https://www.flickr.com/photos/mypubliclands/19015690271 … Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic … DESCRIPTION: Lake in an arid region, reflecting blue sky and white clouds

Railroad-lands

Image: “Map of the United States Exhibiting the Grants of Lands Made by the General Government to Aid in the Construction of Railroads and Wagon Toads,” by John Wesley Powell, 1834-1902, Government Printing Office, in David Rumsey Map Collection: Cartography Associates … http://www.davidrumsey.com/rumsey/Size4/D5005/2347010.jpg … public domain. A bigger version of this image is here …  http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~254973~5519557:Map-of-the-United-States-exhibiting ..

Image: “Map of the United States Exhibiting the Grants of Lands Made by the General Government to Aid in the Construction of Railroads and Wagon Toads,” by John Wesley Powell, 1834-1902, Government Printing Office, in David Rumsey Map Collection: Cartography Associates … http://www.davidrumsey.com/rumsey/Size4/D5005/2347010.jpg … public domain. A bigger version of this image is here …  http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~254973~5519557:Map-of-the-United-States-exhibiting ..

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The US Economy . Co-creating the American Dream . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 19 February 2016; published on 23 February 2016

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Development Opportunity: Abandoned Planned Subdivision 40 Miles South of Barstow
    • Route 66 Redevelopment and Resettlement Opportunities
      • Scenes from Route 66, January 2016
    • Not Covered in the News: The Great Slowdown That Is Taking Place in the American Economy
    • Inflation, Perhaps Not Fully Represented in Changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI)
    • Call to Action: Let Congress Consider How to Help Middle America Achieve the American Dream
    • Would a Changeup to Sustainable Living Negatively or Positively Affect Quality of Life in America?
    • Would Less Ownership of Electronics Abate Neighborhood Theft?
    • What Can We Do to Make America a Better Place to Live?
  • MORE INFORMATION
    • Sustainable Living
    • Correlation of Handhelds with Child Crime
    • Consumer Price Index ‘Spin’
    • Mass Media Coverage of Relatively Unimportant News
    • Shall We Abate Factors Giving Rise to Serial Killing, So As to Create the Opposite Effect?

Dear Ones,

Here are my thoughts on the United States economy, the American Dream, and things we as a community of humankind might think of working on together for ourselves and for the sake of our children.

Local economies, middle America, small business. Prices and the Consumer Price Index (CPI). How can we have safe places, good businesses, good schools, environments where the American ideals are looked up to?

How can folks in our communities support each other in grassroots ways?

What would be the advantage of smaller homes, electronics-free homes, and sustainable living?

The healing effect of interacting with the Great Outdoors, with church, and with friends.

How can we help our children grow into the ideals of Democratic living that were envisioned when the Constitution was written?

The video is followed by an edited Summary …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.

I have something to say about the United States right now, and the economy, that really struck me as I traveled about. I only have the video of this place, but I will talk a little about some other places I visited too.

Development Opportunity: Abandoned Planned Subdivision 40 Miles South of Barstow

Right now I am maybe 40 miles south of Barstow. It is desert land. There are mountains here; and I expect, if you live higher up on the mountains, it is cooler in the middle of the summer. It is pretty barren; I will show you. [Shows a curbed, greystone-paved road in the desert.]

You will notice these curbs here in the middle of the desert. There was a road here; this is greystone in the middle. or greystone mixed with granite. And then there was this pretty fancy curb, going along here.

And off in the distance there are, probably water pipes or sewer pipes? … And more of them [piled on the sand] all around here.

And there was this giant subdivision apparently planned here, some time ago. [Shows a planting of trees in the desert.] And you will notice these trees here seem to be part of the plantation that took place, in addition to the curbs and the roads that were set up.

And those trees are still alive; but there were quite a few palm trees that just did not make it. This was a little forest of palm trees that did not make it … See here? [Shows dead palm trees.]

And over here, on the other side, this was the main road into the planned subdivision … [Shows majestically wide, greystone-paved road] … and there are plantings of palm trees all along it. I thought maybe some were still alive, but [zooms to the top of one palm tree] I think maybe they passed on for lack of water.

I just came in the entrance road. Then I took a look at the buildings over here. There are a few buildings … [shows buildings, with graffiti on their outer walls] … all deserted, and then I guess there is a school over there, which is in excellent repair … a good-looking school, on the other side of the [paved] road [outside the subdivision].

But basically, what we have here is somebody’s dream … one person’s American dream. He probably put a lot of money into it … probably bought the land for not much money, then arranged for this build-out … what do you call it, when you get the curbs and the roads in? …. Also, I saw drainage ditches for water to flow through in the wet season.

So they planned for water drainage too, and probably had plans for all the utilities, for people they hoped would buy homes here.

But the few buildings that were on the property are just to wrack and ruin right now. And then this other building over here … [shows a one-story, smallish building] … it had a tile roof. Maybe it was a sales office? … The tiles are all down. Maybe somebody is using them to build a new house, or is demolishing that place? I do not know.

Route 66 Redevelopment and Resettlement Opportunities

So, a little earlier this winter, I was travelling down Route 66. You know Route 66 … the song about that from long ago, and how you get your kicks on Route 66?

Video:  “Rolling Stones – Route 66 1976.” by Hairyblues, 24 march 2014 … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BE36QIwwkOc ..

It used to be the main thoroughfare that people used … one of them … from the East to the West, in the United States.

And then later, the superhighways were built, East to West, and all the businesses along Route 66 languished because of it … because most of the traffic would bypass Route 66 and go down these very fast superhighways instead.

But, if you would really like an enjoyable trip through America, I would suggest taking what remains of Route 66, if possible, because it is much more scenic.

One thing I noticed about Route 66 was that it was a little like this [the abandoned planned subdivision]: There were just so many buildings that were boarded up, or half-way demolished or deserted. Or maybe one person would be living in a motel or hotel that used to see a thriving business.

There were some businesses that would cater to the local population, that were open and doing ok. But that was the minority of businesses in those places.

Scenes from Route 66, January 2016. [The below photos are not in the video.]

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Image: “Along Route 66 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, January 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Along Route 66 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, January 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

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Image: “Along Route 66 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, January 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Along Route 66 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, January 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

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Image: “Along Route 66 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, January 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Along Route 66 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, January 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

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Image: “Along Route 66 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, January 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Along Route 66 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, January 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Not Covered in the News: The Great Slowdown That Is Taking Place in the American Economy

What I got, in those areas, is that the slow-down in the economy in the United States is pretty big … and that there are other issues that may be covered in the news, that are really not relevant to our lives, as Americans, that are taking up the spot, on the news, that should be covered by discussion of what we should do about the local economies.  What should we do. to help Middle America rise to meet its financial needs? What, in the way of business aid? What, in the way of helping people accomplish their dreams in America? You know?

Inflation, Perhaps Not Fully Represented in Changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI)

And the other thing that I have been noticing lately, whenever I go to a store, is that the prices are … I do not know what has happened, in the last few years, with regard to prices … It is phenomenal, really, how much prices have risen. At least, so it seems to me. I do not know what the cause of it is. It seems to me, too, that this increase in the cost of goods is not fully represented in changes in the consumer price index (the CPI).

Call to Action: Let Congress Consider How to Help Middle America Achieve the American Dream

  • the failure of businesses, in all but the large cities, it seems,
  • and the very greatly increased price of goods, which I do not find that much substantiation for, in the Consumer Price Index,

… these two things add up to economic difficulties in the United States that are not being squarely and honestly faced, I feel.

And I hope, during the coming year, that Congress has a chance to look at all this, and hear the stories of Americans, and rise to the aid of the average person, who needs a safe place and a good business, good schools, to keep his or her family safe, and to let them grow up in an environment where the American ideals are cherished and espoused and looked up to … rather than a crime-ridden place that is full of bad examples of the way to Wisdom and Love and Light … the kind of place where a family can feel that their lives are not threatened, as they go about their daily activities.

But instead, the community looks, one family to the next family, for support and understanding and assistance in grassroots growing of local businesses, and sustainable living. What do you say?

Would a Changeup to Sustainable Living Negatively or Positively Affect Quality of Life in America?

Suppose we had much smaller houses, with a lot more space around them … Would not that be easier to heat and to keep cool in the summertime? Would not the prices of utilities be lower? And outside, the children could be playing, right? Would not that be cool?

Would Less Ownership of Electronics Abate Neighborhood Theft?

And the other thing I am thinking is that, the question might be raised … family to family … Whether we really need the electronics that are so sought after by the break-in experts, and the thieves, and so forth. What would happen, if our family did without television sets and computers and handhelds, and so forth? How would our quality of life be affected? Would it be worse, or would it be better? Would we be stronger in our ethics and our values with, or without, the virtual reality?

I made up my own mind about this long ago, and decided I did not really want television in my life. I did not want that kind of entertainment; that my entertainment would be the Great Outdoors, and church, and friends … playing dominoes, and so forth.

What Can We Do to Make America a Better Place to Live?

My thought is: What can we all do, to make America a better place to live? More safe for our children? And what can we do to help our children grow into the ideals of democratic living that were envisioned when the Constitution was written? That is what I think. We have a lot of questions to answer right now.

You all, take care. I love you lots. I wish you great abundance, and prosperity, and happiness … each and every one.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Sustainable Living. For many decades of wisdom regarding sustainable living, see …

Link: “Mother Earth News” … http://www.motherearthnews.com/ ..

Correlation of Handhelds with Child Crime. There are quite a few articles substantiating the relationship between handhelds and child crime. Here is one:

Link: “A Pediatric Therapist Wants All Handhelds to Be Banned for Children Until Age 12,” by Katherine Martinko(@feistyredhair), 7 January, 2015 … http://www.treehugger.com/family/pediatric-therapist-wants-all-handheld-devices-be-banned-children-until-age-12.html ..

Consumer Price Index ‘Spin’. Here’s what ‘spin’ can do to inflation reporting: Consumer Price Index …

Link: “Consumer Price Index,” by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States Department of Labor … http://www.bls.gov/cpi/ ..

Mass Media Coverage of Relatively Unimportant News. Here’s the ‘news’ mass media considers important …

Link: “CNN” … http://www.cnn.com/ ..

Shall We Abate Factors Giving Rise to Serial Killing, So As to Create the Opposite Effect? Here is an analysis of the factors giving rise to the modern phenomenon of serial killing. This list might be deconstructed with a view to co-creating the opposite reality …

Link: “Modern Serial Killers, by Kevin D. Haggerty1 , 13 August 2009, http://cmc.sagepub.com/content/5/2/168.short?rss=1&ssource=mfr ..

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