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Barbara Colby: Where is the Rationing Sacrifice for the War Effort?

“I think it’s my mothers indomitable spirit. She’s World War II generation. I’ll give you a little insight. I didn’t put it in the film but while I interviewed her [Barbara Colby], we were talking about Iraq and Afghanistan; and she said ‘Where is my sacrifice? What am I being asked to do, where is my part in this war. If we are at war, give me something to do, and maybe I should ration; or maybe I should go and visit the VA hospital or wrap bandages. If I am part of this, where is my sacrifice?’. – Carl Colby; CSpan: Q & A: Carl Colby.
» IG: 17-07-04_williamcarlcolby17-08-11_jameswoolsey-loomingtower.

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Saperstein Citizens: Religious Fanatics with a small degree of — cooperate with the State to implement EoP intnl law — Rationality

You realize I am a religious fanatic; but there is small degree of rationality in me. If someone had come to me & said [voting to support EoP intnl law] to give up [overbreeding / consumption], would benefit the safety of Israel. … We will [cooperate & ration; or] pack our bags & go. – [EoP Amended] Moshe Saperstein; Highway 51: Withdrawal from Gaza.

Gen Hacohen, Ordered by PM Sharon to be Commander of Disengagement from Gaza:

BG: PM Arik Sharon, Attaturk & Fanatics with a small degree of rationality:

“He was a senior commander who went with his units from house to house, from bunker to bunker, from orange grove to orange grove; to explain what he meant. And three months later, Gaza was quiet. Terrorism was crushed with an iron fist, with a cruel hand. He cast fear into Gaza. …. They were afraid of him, really scared. He explained to me once in a very simple manner; that he went to put an end to terrorism in Gaza. He was head of Southern Command. His method was simple. Every Arab caught holding a weapon; was shot on the spot.” — Eli Landau & Uri Avnery; Anna Bens: Israels Generals: Ariel Sharon.

“Attaturk knew that for his movement to succeed and be permanent. He had to create a struggle that was initiated and supported by the people. Everything had to be legitimate and ideologically well-founded. A revolutionary ideal at the time it was announced to the whole country from the city of Amasia.” – Mark Campbell: Mustafa Kemal Attuturk: Attaturk the Feminist Warrior.

“We wanted our approach and modus operandi to be clearly understood and that we would not need to explain what we were doing. I would compare this to a statue set up in a town, such as Rodin’s “Burghers of Calais”, for example. If you have to explain the meaning or the idea, the artist has failed in his intention. We all in fact knew that the entire operation would so to speak take place on stage, with us as the actors, watched by 8,000 journalists from around the world. These had come to show the world how Jews treat their brothers during a sort of civil war. Without wishing to blow my own trumpet, I can say that we created a unique, historic situation. We were involved in a real confrontation and conflict that was extremely painful for all concerned. Despite everything, we succeeded, in part because we had clearly delineated boundaries within which to contain events, so that no blood would be shed. This was the spirit in which we worked, striking the balance between essentially Jewish behavior and the necessities of a military operation.” – Maj Gen Gershon Hacohen; Shalom Magazine: Sensitivity and Determination.

On Superbowl Sunday, Israeli PM Netanyahu released his shalom conditional peace promise to be a good prime minister babysitter ad. – Now This News: Netanyahu Promises Israelis He’d Be A Good Babysitter.

As Army Chief of Staff, I was in no position to say if I was for or against the evacuation. It was my duty to analyze the possible pros and cons. When asked whether Gaza is a strategic military asset to the State of Israel, I said no. On the other hand, leaving Gaza without controls in place, could turn the Gaza strip into a strategic threat. I thought that if we do leave Gaza, it be contingent on the Palestinians paying a heavy price. That didn’t happen. .. How did we get to this situation that it is legitimate to evacuate Jews from Palestinian State land, but not Palestinians from Jewish State land? .. If there was good will then these things could be settled.. coexistence. Why does it have to end up in war? … These days there is talk within Israel about a unilateral withdrawal. But what moves can you make when the other side doesn’t even accept your very existence, and any border you draw, will be the border from which they’ll continue to fight you. … It’s easy to label people. He’s right wing, don’t talk to him. She’s left wing, don’t listen to her. – Moshe Bogi Ya’alon, Former: Israel Defence Forces: Chief of Staff; Highway 51: Withdrawal from Gaza.

It’s your right as a citizen to consider the government corrupt, and go to a more enlightened place. However once the government decides; not to obey, is destructive. You can now kiss the entire State of Israel goodbye. Why? Because democracy is important. That’s what gives us the tools to deal with all our external enemies, and internal problems, and we have plenty of both. … Trying to understand a person who is logical, but his logic is based on faith, is very difficult to understand. … Honestly my words were meant to calm, and to ease the swallowing of the pill. But this pill was bitter and it remained bitter. I was never able to convince anyone to leave their home, without them resisting in some way.. – Dudi Chaloni, IDF Soldier; Highway 51: unSettled / Withdrawal from Gaza.

Its clear when you want to survive in the Middle East, where power dictates, and every time you make a good-will gesture; it is interpreted as a sign of weakness or fear, then you need to prove your might all over again. That’s the Middle East, power is the driving force. Don’t fool yourself, give up all the territories, and even if you’re left standing on one leg, on one floor tile, in the middle of Tel Aviv, they’ll probably make demands on that floor tile as well. ….. Every person who lives in the State of Israel expands the borders of Israel. You live on the land, you determine the border. Like its done all over the world, from antiquity to modern times. And today’s debate over issues like ’48 borders or ’67 borders, in my opinion, seems insignificant, in relation to the history of the people of Israel, in the State of Israel.- Meir Shimoni; Highway 51: Withdrawal from Gaza.

The borders of the State of Israel are what God gave us in the Bible. Political circumstances may be such that we cannot occupy those borders at a particular time, but it is according to the Bible simply forbidden, to give up what you possess. You realize of course that I am a religious fanatic; but there is some small degree of rationality in me. If someone had come to me and said that giving up Gaza and Northern Samaria, would actually benefit the safety of the rest of Israel. Even though I believe it’s a mistake, I can understand it. We will pack our bags and we can go. But nobody, not the government, not the United Nations, not the United States, you name it. Nobody has explained what the benefit is to Israel for pulling out of here. And all I ever hear is Give Peace a Chance. Leaving here is a bold move for peace. What bold move for peace? It’s absolutely senseless. …. Everyone out here is so laid back, they are practically laid out. I would have preferred an old age home. Its true, I’ve been ready for an old age home since my Bar Mitzvah, but since she calls the shots, and wanted to go out and have an adventure, before they send us to the glue factory.. We came out here. –  [EoP Bold Emphasis] Moshe Saperstein; Highway 51: Withdrawal from Gaza.
» 17 Jul: EoP Axis, Wikileaks, B Blanton: EoP TRC Draft Statements; CC: Gen Hacohen & Al Sisi.
» IG: 17-08-04_sapersteincompost17-08-05_vputinsiberiafishing-bbrown17-08-06_trumpbedminsterwedding-lessorangeexpected17-08-07_04aug-mirmineaccident17-08-08_derrickjensen-lwilkersonpjay17-08-11_jameswoolsey-ltower-saperstein17-08-12_mfukuoka-dorlov-1strawrevolution.

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Compost Decision Making: All ‘Human’ beings on Planet Earths EoP Cooperate v WiP Dominate Decision Making:

There are similarities between a culture or society with different tribes of individuals; and the micro-organisms in a compost heap.

In the microbial world of a compost heap, approximately 5% of the micro-organisms are defined as regenerative bacteria – those which heal, restore and enliven. On the other extreme, roughly 5% are defined as degenerative bacteria – those which break down, decompose and putrefy. Both ends of the spectrum perform important functions. The other 90% of microorganisms are generally neutral and will follow the lead of whichever alliance establishes dominance. The degenerative alliances are most predominant and essentially work on the principles of dominance, control, and suppression. Whereas the regenerative alliances work on the principles of partnership, cooperation, and empowerment. Rather than working on the principles of suppression, the regenerative alliances have the ability to enliven that broad-based 90% of neutral microbes, so that they begin performing the many functions that they were designed to perform. Adding a particular effective micro-organism to your compost heap, can tip the 90% neutral organisms either way. [EM Earth: History of Effective MicroOrganisms: Little Organisms, Big Revolution!]

“I’ll be cynical to say that society can be divided into two groups. There is the minority who are never happy with what they have, who are always searching and creating things; and there’s the majority, who work honestly and professionally. Those who lead and those who follow.” – Vladimir Guzinsky; The Rise and Fall of the Russian Oligarchs.

“I think it’s my mothers indomitable spirit. She’s World War II generation. I’ll give you a little insight. I didn’t put it in the film but while I interviewed her [Barbara Colby], we were talking about Iraq and Afghanistan; and she said ‘Where is my sacrifice? What am I being asked to do, where is my part in this war. If we are at war, give me something to do, and maybe I should ration; or maybe I should go and visit the VA hospital or wrap bandages. If I am part of this, where is my sacrifice?’. – Carl Colby; CSpan: Q & A: Carl Colby.

All racial, religious or ideological socio-culture’s composed of humans, have a small percentage of individuals focused on cooperation, partnership and empowerment, and another percentage of individuals focused on domination, control and suppression; and the other 90% of neutral humans whose life-goals are simple: With access to land, using their own labour, they are  capable of being happy and satisfying their Maslow Hiearchy of Needs — Physiological, Safety, Love and Belonging, Esteem and Self Actualization – without exceeding ecological carrying capacity limits. Have you ever seen the wooden lace windows in a Russian village?; or watched the Community Solution documentary: The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil?. See also: IGN: Community Self Sufficiency: Rural Off Grid Russians Unphased by Economic Collapse. These simple people can be tipped either way; towards cooperative rationing sharing and problem solving, or mass hoarding hysteria mobjustice, looting or mass murder. For example: Consider the Japanese cooperative rationing sacrifice and sharing during the Fukushima earthquake; vs their gang raping, pillaging and mass murder; during the rape of Nanking.

Similarly, a family, village, region, nation or planet confronting SS DEFCON 2: Scarcity Conflict; the neutral majority can be led by their racial, religious, class or cultural leaders towards sincere root cause problem solving rationing – including of procreation, production and consumption – and equitable sharing of available resources use below ecological carrying capacity limits; or they can be led to mass hoarding hysteria mobjustice looting and race, class and religious war; and looking the other way, while their family members, neighbors, members of their church, are carted off to concentration camp ovens; simply because they belonged to the wrong race, religion, gender, or class.
» EoP Leg Sub: 07 Jul: EoP Re: Patching it Up with Putin; Liberal Jews to Israel: Do It Our Way or Else. 13 Jul: EoP Re: ETFO & Jordan Peterson: Education vs Indoctrination Info for High School Students. 19 Jul: US DoJ SC: EoP Re: EoP Win-Win TRC v WiP Lose-Lose Circular Firing Squad; LJ v BB, Comey: Truth or Loyalty.  24 Jul: McChrystal Group: One Mission: Capability to Connect & Willingness to Convert to EoP law lifestyle values. 25 Jul: Re: EoP Response to Rope Culture: James Mason is Back; via West’s Darkest Hour. 28 Jul: Van Jones & Billy Wimsatt ReBuild the Dream Color of Change Corps: EoP TRC Responsible Freedom Path to Sustainable Future.
» IG: 17-08-04_sapersteincompost17-08-07_04aug-mirmineaccident.

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The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

When Cuba lost access to Soviet oil in the early 1990s, the country faced an immediate crisis – feeding the population – and an ongoing challenge: how to create a new low-energy society. This film tells the story of the Cuban people’s hardship, ingenuity, and triumph over sudden adversity – through cooperation, conservation, and community.

Havana, Cuba — At the Organipónico de Alamar, a neighborhood agriculture project, a workers’ collective runs a large urban farm, a produce market and a restaurant. Hand tools and human labor replace oil-driven machinery. Worm cultivation and composting create productive soil. Drip irrigation conserves water, and the diverse, multi-hued produce provides the community with a rainbow of healthy foods.
» Community Solution: The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil. Resilience: Review by Permaculture Activist.
» Documentary: Prime Amir; Jane Norman.
» IG: 17-05-08_sanctions-selfsufficiencylessonspeakoil.

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Russian Wooden Window Lace

Decorative and Applied Arts of Russia is an ongoing series of stamps issued by the Russian Post and devoted to traditional handicrafts of Russia. The stamp series started in 2011, as of 8 August 2015 18 stamps of the series were issued; in 2016 the stamps of the series were not issued. The series will continue.

The tradition to decorate windows with carved casings comes from the pre-Christian times when the adorned frames were supposed to be preserving home owners from evil spirits. Also, the functional purpose of it is to fill the gap between the cover and the wall of a house. Russia has always been proud of these fabulous decorated windows, but unfortunately in twentieth century the art has fallen into decay. Now very few people build houses in the originally Russian style; meanwhile lots of old buildings with traditional ornament are being ramshackle. In case of total disappearance, to save at least a memory, the photographer Ivan Hafizov travels around the country and makes pictures of the beautiful window casings. By this moment Ivan has been visiting numerous Russian villages and towns and made thousands of photographs of various window covers which he places into his own virtual museum. We have been visiting Ivan’s web site and decided to pick up and show here several great specimens. Some of them are relatively new or restored, some are more than 150 years old. – Russian Ambience: Traditional Russia: Fabulous hand-carved wooden window frames.

The functional purpose of a traditional Russian window cover is to fill the gap between the actual window frame and the wall of a wooden house. In the 18th century, window covers were an integral part of wooden architecture, and craftsmen employed a unique woodcarving technique, which has been preserved in regional traditions to this day.  The intricacy, complexity and beauty of the window cover craft continues to turn heads in 2012. Ivan Khafizov has been photographing window covers all over Russia for some years now, and he recently founded thenalichniki.com project – an online museum where his inspiring photo collection is available for all to enjoy. RBTH: What is it that attracts you to window covers? What is special about them, and are they unique to Russia? Ivan Khafizov: The window-cover craft is one of many elements that make up the fabric of Russian culture. It came about somewhere a very long time ago and has spread across a huge area, drawing on the traditions of all the many ethnic groups who have carried on the craft. So window covers are something of great cultural importance; almost every city in Russia has some fine examples, but, for some unknown reason, most people tend not to notice them. So, for example, many people know about Gorodets painting, Gzelian crafts, khokhloma – these are all crafts that involve painting on wood, and each is named after the city in which the technique originated. The same goes for window covers – the styles vary and each place seems to have its own, unique approach to carving and decorating them. Every city must have had its own individual rules and traditions when it came to making windows. I like window covers because they are beautiful. And, in this case, the beauty and intricacy of the object has nothing whatsoever to do with its functional purpose! Nevertheless, even the poorest peasants made a point of carving and decorating the window covers on their houses. And this is partly what gave their village its identity; it meant each village had its own individual style. So the window covers formed the face – the brand, if you like – of every populated place in Russia. As to exactly where these window covers are located and why, there is no straight-forward answer. My theory is that window covers are traditional everywhere that was under the influence of the Russian Empire at the end of the 19th Century, when window covers were at the height of their popularity. But that’s just one of many possible answers. – Russia Beyond the Headlines: When Windows Start Speaking.

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Masanobu Fukuoka: One Straw Revolution

The One-Straw Revolution, in short, was Fukuoka’s plea for man to reexamine his relationship with nature in its entirety. In his most utopian vision all people would be farmers. If each family in Japan were allotted 1.25 acres of arable land and practiced natural farming, not only could each farmer support his family, he wrote, but each “would also have plenty of time for leisure and social activities within the village community. I think,” he added, “this is the most direct path toward making this country a happy, pleasant land.”

Although The One-Straw Revolution had little impact on agriculture in Japan, it did establish Fukuoka’s popular identity as a guru of natural farming. More frequently than before, he was called upon to speak on radio and television, and he now did so without inhibition. His provocative analysis of the degradation of modern agriculture, along with his proffered solutions, found a worldwide audience when his book was published in English in 1978. Eventually it was translated into seven other languages.

Spurred by a new sense of urgency “to preserve the light of natural farming,” Fukuoka began devoting more of his time to advocacy. He wrote more, spelling out in a series of articles and books his techniques for natural farming and his philosophy of nothingness, or mu. He also began to travel abroad.

In July and August 1979, he visited the United States. Glimpsing California for the first time from the airplane, Fukuoka was shocked to see nearly treeless hills covered with yellow grasses. Although California’s barrenness was caused in large measure by its climate — which lacks Japan’s dependable rains and snows — this striking image from the plane was Fukuoka’s introduction to what he later called America’s ecological disaster.

As he saw it, the United States was a vast continent suffering the “relentless injuries of heavy machinery, chemical fertilizers, and pesticides.” The huge monocrops of the American heartland, he said, were “fields of death” where crops fattened on petroleum derivatives as the soil was drained of its fertility. Most of these fields, he learned, yielded food grains for cattle and hogs to supply meat for what he considered the grossly indulgent and wasteful American diet. Fukuoka declared the whole process primitive in its disregard for nature.

In meetings with ecologically concerned Americans, Fukuoka found many eager to hearken to his message. Already, at 250 Zen centers, American disciples of Japanese Buddhism grew chemical-free foods. The Rodale Press — American publishers of The One-Straw Revolution — was spreading the message of composting and organic farming (characteristically, Fukuoka tried to dissuade it from promoting composting), and a few Americans were experimenting with Asian-style low-meat or vegetarian diets. These hopeful signs cheered him. But the momentum of scientific farming in the United States seemed overwhelming. After a second visit a few years later, he concluded gloomily that “not even one chance in a thousand exists that America will opt for a method of farming that returns to nature.”
– The Ramon Magsaysay Award Fourndation, via One Straw Revolution.
» Copy at EoP NWO SCF: Eco Future Reports.
» IG: 17-08-12_mfukuoka-dorlov-1strawrevolution.

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