Dee Finney's blog
start date July 20, 2011
Today's date March 15, 2012
updated March 18, 2012
TOPIC: THE GAME OF LIFE - VISITORS CAME TO SEE ME -
3-`13-12 - MEDITATION AND DREAM - I was sitting in my favourite chair with my
eyes closed after a phone call, just resting my eyes, and I saw in my mind's
eye, a beautiful woman in a pink dress sitting sideways in front of me.
She was blond and blue-eyed as far as I could tell and She was almost
transparent in her spirit form. She spoke to me with a British accent and
said, "You are doing quite well." and just that quick I was in a dream.
(This was Tippi - an Anunnaki who is visiting Earth at this time.
I was in a room, sitting on a chair, sitting half slumped over to the right.
In front of me were four babies and small children playing on a large bed with a
sheet over it. On the right sat my husband on a chair, and on the far end
of the bed which had no headboard on it, sat another man. The two men
started to chuckle that all I was good for was suckling babies. They thought it
Just that quick, I was looking outside where there was a dirt road coming
towards me, apparently trucks or vehicles or carts used that road because there
was a hump in the center, but on the sides, there was no grass, just more of the
same dirt which was reddish. Growing in the dirt was a few scrub bushes
and a few trees. The sky was blue and seemed bright but I didn't see any
sun or shadows to speak of.
Coming towards me on this road was a person it seemed and as the person got
closer, I could see the person was riding on a gaunt medium brown cow or heifer.
Then as I watched, more people in a large group followed that person towards
me on the road, each one riding another one of those gaunt cows of the same
I didn't remember what color clothing the people wore, I assume it was all
faded and worn.
All of a sudden, the lead person fell over with the animal under it as if
dead and became a black and white playing card with a picture of them on it.
Then, just that quick, all the rest of the crowd of people each with their
animal fell over in an identical way except their black and white picture cards
were laying helter skelter all over that dirt field.
UT FELT LIKE A FOREIGN MIDDLE EASTERN COUNTRY. I WONDERED IF THOSE
PEOPLE HAD BEEN GASSED LIKE THE KURDS WERE BY SADDAM HUSSEIN. - interesting
I was awake during that whole episode.
NOTE: The people turning into cards means that we are all just part of
THE BEAT;ES SING IT
NOTE FROM DEE: WHOEVER THINKS UP MY DREAMS HAS A SICK MIND.
DON'T PUT THE BLAME ON ME. :-(
3-18-12 - THE GAME SHOW - DREAM:
I was in a small theatre with a sizeable audience at a Game Show. Marie
Osmond, the singer was in the audience.
Whoever was in charge of the show decided to call Marie Osmond up to help
play the game with a handsome guy who was the contestant.
Of course the audience oohed and aahed as they put a bridal veil on Marie's
head and played music as she walked on stage up to where the game was being
I saw a flash of Prince Ranier of Monaco standing there, and then they showed
Marie Osmond walk up to where the moderator stood, right next to an open casket
where Grace Kelly lay dead with her mouth open, and then showed Marie Osmond
reach into the casket, trying to manipulate Grace Kelly's open mouth to close
and stop the look of screaming she probably had on her face as she died when her
car went crashing off the mountain road in Monaco that terrible day September
14, 1982 )
) (Some of the names of the movies she was in are equally horrifying)
NOTE: I had to force myself awake from that dream, and both of my
dogs are howling outside as I type this. :-(
3-14=12 STARTING OVER - EVERYBODY LOVE'S RAYMOND'S MOTHER
I had just moved to Hollywood with my new boyfriend (my old maintenance man
from Milwaukee) who I wasn't really sure about yet, and he left to go do
something during the day and I wasn't sure if he'd return.
On the way to my new apartment, I stopped at a garden store, and picked up
some tiny new plants. I tried to buy three tiny newly sprouted trees
which I was told I couldn't buy because of a law that they had to be a year old
before they could be sold.
In my really nice apartment, which was on the second floor, I was
rearranging some plant stands in appropriate places, each with new plants on
Finally my boyfriend came home, (I can't even remember his name - only his
face) brought home a huge box of bone dry black dirt - but without the
box - it was just in a hunk about 6 feet long , about 3 feet wide - the size of
I told my boyfriend that nothing would grow in this soil or it would
burst into weeds which is more likely when water touched it, and then all of a
sudden I saw tiny plants come forth and I got all excited because I could water
it and have a whole new garden. It would be like the Garden of Eden.
I then saw a white car pull into the driveway alongside my building and a
woman (Doris Roberts from Everybody Loves Raymond) came upstairs with a box of clothing which she said belonged to Mitch who
had disappeared with his girlfriend.
She dumped it off on my living room floor and went away again, and I
realized that I hadn't brought my dishes or clothing in my move either and I had
to go get them or I'd have nothing to wear or couldn't cook or eat dinner
A neighbor invited us to go to dinner with them, but all I wanted was a
burger, not a fancy restaurant, so we declined going with them. I just
wanted my own stuff and had tO go get it.
I was starting over and that all that mattered.
3-14-12 - MEDITATION - THIS WAS ONE OF MY VISITORS TODAY
EMAM KHOMINI - Iran
THIS IS THE EMAM OF IRAN
- C10, Q74 -
"The year of the great seventh number accomplished,
it will appear at the time of the games of slaughter,
not far from the age of the great millennium,
when the dead will come out of their graves."
(this seems to be a metaphor about the death/rebirth of changing, transforming).
There is a recent prediction of millions of people being
during the London Olympic games in 2012
GAMES OF SLAUGHTER ON THIIS SITE
TERRORISM P;REDICTIONS FOR LONDON OLYMPICS
THE GAME OF LLIFE
the world's a stage, and all the men and women
merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man
in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.
“The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.”
Rob Brown quote - If all the world is a stage and life
is just a play upon it, get me two seats in the stalls.
Our life's a stage, a comedy:
either learn to play and take it lightly, or bear its troubles patiently.
If life is a game, what are the
rules? We all know the feeling: In the game of life, why am I the
only one who doesn't know how to play
The purpose of life is a life of purpose. ~Robert Byrne
I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire
to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day. ~Elwyn Brooks White
Life is simple, it's just not easy. ~Author Unknown
A life without cause is a life without effect. ~Barbarella
Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you're
alive, it isn't. ~Richard Bach
Life is not always fair. Sometimes you get a splinter even sliding down a
rainbow. ~Terri Guillemets
The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.
~Henry David Thoreau, Walden
I hope life isn't a big joke, because I don't get it. ~Jack Handey
Life is a foreign language: all men mispronounce it. ~Christopher Morley,
Thunder on the Left
Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee,
And I'll forgive Thy great big one on me.
~Robert Frost, "Cluster of Faith," 1962
In spite of the cost of living, it's still popular. ~Kathy Norris
To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else. ~Emily
Yes, I will try to be. Because I believe that not being is arrogant. ~Antonio
Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin
Life is the hyphen between matter and spirit. ~Augustus William Hare and Julius
Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827
My life has a superb cast but I can't figure out the plot. ~Ashleigh Brilliant
I say, if your knees aren't green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously
re-examine your life. ~Bill Watterson, Calvin & Hobbes
You fall out of your mother's womb, you crawl across open country under fire,
and drop into your grave. ~Quentin Crisp
As we struggle to make sense of things, life looks on in repose. ~Author Unknown
I think I've discovered the secret of life - you just hang around until you get
used to it. ~Charles Schulz
Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets. ~Arthur Miller
Life is like a blanket too short. You pull it up and your toes rebel, you yank
it down and shivers meander about your shoulder; but cheerful folks manage to
draw their knees up and pass a very comfortable night. ~Marion Howard
Life is a whim of several billion cells to be you for a while. ~Author Unknown
You can't escape history, or the needs and neuroses you've picked up like layers
and layers of tartar on your teeth. ~Charles Johnson
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.
I have a simple philosophy: Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. Scratch where
it itches. ~Alice Roosevelt Longworth
Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it
once. ~Lillian Dickson
We are born wet, naked, and hungry. Then things get worse. ~Author Unknown
Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up. ~Author Unknown
Life is a cement trampoline. ~Howard Nordberg
To preserve a man alive in the midst of so many chances and hostilities, is as
great a miracle as to create him. ~Jeremy Taylor
Life... is like a box of chocolates - a cheap, thoughtless, perfunctory gift
that no one ever asks for, unreturnable because all you get back is another box
of chocolates. So, you're stuck with mostly undefinable whipped mint crap,
mindlessly wolfed down when there's nothing else to eat while you're watching
the game. Sure, once is a while you get a peanut butter cup or an English toffee
but it's gone too fast and the taste is fleeting. In the end, you are left with
nothing but broken bits filled with hardened jelly and teeth-shattering nuts,
which, if you are desperate enough to eat, leaves nothing but an empty box of
useless brown paper. ~The X-Files
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. ~Friedrich Nietzsche
God pours life into death and death into life without a drop being spilled.
Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be. ~Grandma Moses
I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed
of so they can see that it's not the answer. ~Jim Carrey
The great business of life is to be, to do, to do without, and to depart. ~John,
Viscount Morley, Address on Aphorisms
Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or
walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the
suffering and effort which life implies. ~Erich Fromm
My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed
at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can. ~Cary Grant
To live remains an art which everyone must learn, and which no one can teach.
Living involves tearing up one rough draft after another. ~Author Unknown
My grandfather always said that living is like licking honey off a thorn. ~Louis
No man lives without jostling and being jostled; in all ways he has to elbow
himself through the world, giving and receiving offence. ~Thomas Carlyle, Sir
Walter Scott, in London and Westminster Review, 12 November 1838
Don't think of retiring from the world until the world will be sorry that you
retire. I hate a fellow whom pride or cowardice or laziness drive into a corner,
and who does nothing when he is there but sit and growl. Let him come out as I
do, and bark. ~Samuel Johnson
Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: "I am with you kid. Let's go."
Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than
itself. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Why torture yourself when life'll do it for you? ~Author Unknown
Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be
serious when people laugh. ~George Bernard Shaw, The Doctor's Dilemma,
Puritans will never believe it, but life is full of disagreeable things that
aren't even good for you. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook,
'Tis all a chequer board of nights and days,
Where destiny with men for pieces plays;
Hither and thither, and mates, and slays.
~Edward Fitzgerald, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyám, 1859
Life: It is about the gift not the package it comes in. ~Dennis P. Costea, Jr.
...the powerful play goes on, and you will contribute a verse. ~Walt Whitman, "O
Me! O Life!", Leaves of Grass
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing.
It was here first. ~Mark Twain
Life is the game that must be played. ~Edwin Arlington Robinson
You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists
of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. ~Albert
There is no wealth but life. ~John Ruskin
I know what things are good: friendship and work and conversation. These I shall
have. ~Rupert Brooke
Life will always remain a gamble, with prizes sometimes for the imprudent, and
blanks so often to the wise. ~Jerome K. Jerome
The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it. ~Henry David
I've learned never to be surprised if what must inevitably happen happens right
now. ~Robert Brault,
Life is not a final. It's daily pop quizzes. ~Author Unknown
Eating, loving, singing and digesting are, in truth, the four acts of the comic
opera known as life, and they pass like bubbles of a bottle of champagne.
Whoever lets them break without having enjoyed them is a complete fool.
We mourn the transitory things and fret under the yoke of the immutable ones.
I have measured out my life with coffee spoons. ~T.S. Eliot, The Love Song of
J. Alfred Prufrock
Life was a damned muddle - a football game with everyone offside and the referee
gotten rid of - everyone claiming the referee would have been on his side. ~F.
Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out. ~Anton
Following straight lines shortens distances, and also life. ~Antonio Porchia,
Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin
Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don't be afraid.
Life is like sailing. You can use any wind to go in any direction. ~Robert
Life is so largely controlled by chance that its conduct can be but a perpetual
improvisation. ~W. Somerset Maugham
In life we all have an unspeakable secret, an irreversible regret, an
unreachable dream and an unforgettable love. ~Diego Marchi
I count life just a stuff
To try the soul's strength on.
Today, fill your cup of life with sunshine and laughter. ~Dodinsky,
Life may have no meaning. Or even worse, it may have a meaning of which I
disapprove. ~Ashleigh Brilliant
Life is an incurable Disease. ~Abraham Cowley
Different shades of life make the painting more beautiful. ~Mike Dolan,
The philosophy of mine earth can be summed up as this: Sunshine creates
happiness, and I create myself. Nights are long and life is predominantly good.
Wind is refreshing. Tea is wisdom. Do the best you can, and be good to yourself
so that you can above all be good to others. ~Jessi Lane Adams
Human life is purely a matter of deciding what's important to you. ~Anonymous
For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in
despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable
grandeur of this life. ~Albert Camus
Life is not so bad if you have plenty of luck, a good physique, and not too much
imagination. ~Christopher Isherwood
I ask of life to shine meaning in everyone who is searching. ~Aurora Hernandez
The only way to have a life is to commit to it like crazy. ~Angelina Jolie
Life is a compromise of what your ego wants to do, what experience tells you to
do, and what your nerves let you do. ~Bruce Crampton
Life is a mixed blessing, which we vainly try to unmix. ~Mignon McLaughlin,
The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966
In masks outrageous and austere
The years go by in single file;
But none has merited my fear,
And none has quite escaped my smile.
~Elinor Hoyt Wylie, Let No Charitable Hope
To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a
funnybone. ~Reba McEntire
The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but rather what they miss.
I say to my child, I will explain to you as much of life as I can, but you must
remember that there is a part of life for which you are the explanation. ~Robert
All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.
Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week. ~Joseph Addison
We tear life out of life to use it for looking at itself. ~Antonio Porchia,
Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin
[Psychoanalysis] is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts. Life itself
still remains a very effective therapist. ~Karen Horney, Our Inner Conflicts,
Give us Lord, a bit o' sun,
A bit o' work and a bit o' fun;
Give us all in the struggle and sputter
Our daily bread and a bit o' butter.
~From an inn in Lancaster, England
All human things hang on a slender thread, the strongest fall with a sudden
The tragedy of life is not that man loses, but that he almost wins. ~Heywood
Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance.
When compiling his great dictionary, the young Noah Webster travels to the
Himalayas, where he climbs to the cave of the world's wisest man. "O, great
sage," he says, "tell me the meaning of life." The sage sits Noah at his feet
and, with great solemnity, commences to unfold the meaning of life. When
finished, he places a hand on the young man's shoulder and says, "Do you have
any other questions, my son?" Noah flips a page in his notebook and says, "You
wouldn't know the meaning of lift, would you?" ~Robert Brault,
Life is a long process of getting tired. ~Samuel Butler
I really enjoy life I'm just not good at it. ~Daniel,
He who has nothing to die for has nothing to live for. ~Moroccan Proverb
The kaleidoscope of colour which is my life, shows the interesting choices I've
made along the way. ~Antie Koekie,
But now I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless
enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it
had an underlying truth. ~Umberto Eco, Foucault's Pendulum
I wish to die knowing that I took a fleeting instant of eternity and fashioned
from it a lifetime. ~Robert Brault,
God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not the choice. You must
take it. The only question is how. ~Henry Ward Beecher
Perhaps I'm old and tired, but I always think that the chances of finding out
what really is going on are so absurdly remote that the only thing to do is to
say hang the sense of it and just keep yourself occupied. ~Douglas Adams
Suppose the world were only one of God's jokes, would you work any the less to
make it a good joke instead of a bad one? ~George Bernard Shaw
There is a time early in life when there seem to be countless reasons for
happiness, and then you discover your mom is making them up. ~Robert Brault,
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on.
To whoever invented fantasy, redwood trees, and apple pie for breakfast: well
done. ~Dr. SunWolf,
Life is like a ten-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. ~Charles
There is no finish line. ~Nike advertisement
It may be life is only worthwhile at moments. Perhaps that is all we ought to
expect. ~Sherwood Anderson
I sit astride life like a bad rider on a horse. I only owe it to the horse's
good nature that I am not thrown off at this very moment. ~Ludwig Wittgenstein
The art of life is the art of avoiding pain. ~Thomas Jefferson
Serenity of spirit and turbulence of action should make up the sum of a man's
life. ~Vita Sackville-West
The fear of life is the favorite disease of the 20th century. ~William Lyon
Most men make the voyage of life as if they carried sealed orders which they
were not to open till they were fairly in mid-ocean. ~James Russell Lowell
In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back. ~Charlie Brown
The world is a grindstone and life is your nose. ~Fred Allen
Not unfortunately the universe is wild - game-flavoured as a hawk's wing. ~B.P.
The miracle is not to fly in the air, or to walk on the water, but to walk on
the earth. ~Chinese Proverb
People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think
the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on
earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a
blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child - our
own two eyes. All is a miracle. ~Thich Nhat Hanh
You live and learn. At any rate, you live. ~Douglas Adams
Life can be easy, it is only question of choosing between solutions and
illusions. ~Didier D’haese
Everything which is properly business we must keep carefully separate from life.
Business requires earnestness and method; life must have a freed handling.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Life is made up of constant calls to action, and we seldom have time for more
than hastily contrived answers. ~Learned Hand
The true harvest of my daily life is somewhat as intangible and indescribable as
the tints of morning or evening. It is a little star dust caught, a segment of
the rainbow which I have clutched. ~Henry David Thoreau, Walden
Life is the sum of all your choices. ~Albert Camus
Life is a brief opportunity to do something prehumously. ~Robert Brault,
Life is the fire that burns and the sun that gives light. Life is the wind and
the rain and the thunder in the sky. Life is matter and is earth, what is and
what is not, and what beyond is in Eternity. ~Seneca
Out of a hundred years a few minutes were made that stayed with me, not a
hundred years. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by
If A equals success, then the formula is: A = X + Y + Z, where X is work, Y is
play, and Z is keep your mouth shut. ~Albert Einstein
I gave my life to learning how to live.
Now that I have organized it all...
It is just about over.
There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering,
by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a
small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
Life is not fair, nor has it ever been, but the morning seems determined to dawn
until it is. ~Robert Brault,
Life is a horizontal fall. ~Jean Cocteau
Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one. ~Dr. Seuss
[P]erhaps nothing 'ud be a lesson to us if it didn't come too late. It's well we
should feel as life's a reckoning we can't make twice over; there's no real
making amends in this world, any more nor you can mend a wrong subtraction by
doing your addition right. ~George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans), Adam Bede
Only a few things are really important. ~Marie Dressler
The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly,
serenely, divinely aware. ~Henry Miller
Everything that occurs in your life is part of God's plan to wake you up.
Life is like eating artichokes; you have got to go through so much to get so
little. ~Thomas Aloysius Dorgan
Summing up, it is clear the future holds great opportunities. It also holds
pitfalls. The trick will be to avoid the pitfalls, seize the opportunities, and
get back home by six o'clock. ~Woody Allen, "My Speech to the Graduates,"
Side Effects, 1980
There is a lesson we learn early and harmlessly, or late and traumatically -
that there are things we can break that our parents can't fix. ~Robert Brault,
Life is a ticket to the greatest show on earth. ~Martin H. Fischer
Life has no auto-settings. No batteries. You gots to wind it up! ~Jeb Dickerson,
Situated in some nebulous distance I do what I do so that the universal balance
of which I am a part may remain a balance. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943,
translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin
Few of us write great novels; all of us live them. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The
Neurotic's Notebook, 1960
Life's like a novel with the end ripped out. ~Danny Orton and Blair Daly,
If you stop struggling, then you stop life. ~Huey Newton
Sometimes questions are more important than answers. ~Nancy Willard, quoted in
The Meaning of Life, compiled by Hugh S. Moorhead
It is while you are patiently toiling at the little tasks of life that the
meaning and shape of the great whole of life dawn on you. ~Phillips Brooks
My quest for cosmic understanding is a book I have picked up and put down many
times, always forgetting to insert a bookmark. ~Robert Brault,
There is a strange reluctance on the part of most people to admit that they
enjoy life. ~William Lyon Phelps
Literature is mostly about having sex and not much about having children; life
is the other way around. ~David Lodge, The British Museum Is Falling Down,
If a man in the morning hear the right way, he may die in the evening without
To drink the sunshine and to dream at night.... ~Author Unknown, "The Fall of
Each day of human life contains joy and anger, pain and pleasure, darkness and
light, growth and decay. Each moment is etched with nature's grand design - do
not try to deny or oppose the cosmic order of things. ~Morihei Ueshiba
The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to
match your nature with Nature. ~Joseph Campbell
You don't want to get to the end of life's journey and discover you never left
the interstate. ~Robert Brault,
In small proportions we just beauties see,
And in short measures life may perfect be.
~Ben Jonson, To the Immortal Memory and Friendship of that Noble Pair, Sir
Lucius Cary and Sir H. Morison, 1640
We should give meaning to life, not wait for life to give us meaning. ~Stacy
Life is a sexually transmitted disease and there is a 100% mortality rate. ~R.D.
Life always bursts the boundaries of formulas. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,
Flight to Arras, 1942, translated from French by Lewis Galantière
Many of us are equal to life's emergencies who cannot bear its
day-after-dayness. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960
Life is like an onion; you peel off layer after layer and then you find there is
nothing in it. ~James Gibbons Huneker
Life is not having been told that the man has just waxed the floor. ~Ogden Nash
I do like a little bit of butter to my bread. ~A.A. Milne, When We Were Very
I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe
in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be
going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that
tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles. ~Audrey Hepburn
How we long to remove the clutter from our lives not realizing that the clutter
is our lives. ~Robert Brault,
Life may be defined to be the power of self-augmentation or assimilation, not of
self-nurture; for then a steam-engine over a coal-pit might be made to live.
~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two
My friend asked me the essence of life and I smiled. ~Mike Dolan,
Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play
and to look up at the stars. ~Henry Van Dyke
People find it hard to be both comic and serious, though life manages it easily
enough. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966
Shall I redirect my life's journey because down some sideroad might be some
trifle I'm entitled to? ~Robert Brault,
Life is a long lesson in humility. ~James M. Barrie
In life, as in restaurants, we swallow a lot of indigestible stuff just because
it comes with the dinner. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook,
Life seems nothing more than a quick succession of busy nothings." ~From the
movie Mansfield Park
Reason and justice tell me there's more love for humanity in electricity and
steam than in chastity and vegetarianism. ~Anton Chekhov
To live is like to love - all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for
it. ~Samuel Butler
Life is easier than you'd think; all that is necessary is to accept the
impossible, do without the indispensable, and bear the intolerable. ~Kathleen
When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands
explained. ~Mark Twain
Life's a party. Invite yourself. ~Gary Johnson
You can hope for a miracle in your life, or you can realize that your life is
the miracle. ~Robert Brault,
One wanders through life as if wandering through a field in the dark of night,
wearing a blindfold and very heavy shoes, with a poisonous toad waiting
patiently beneath a clump of weeds, knowing full well that eventually you will
step on him. ~Lemony Snicket
Life is not like a box of chocolates. It's more like a jar of jalapenos. What
you do today might burn your ass tomorrow. ~Author Unknown
There are people who so arrange their lives that they feed themselves only on
side dishes. ~José Ortega y Gasset
The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination. But the combination
is locked up in the safe. ~Peter De Vries, Let Me Count the Ways, 1965
Every creatures stalks some other, and catches it, and is caught. ~Mignon
McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960
A great part of life consists in contemplating what we cannot cure. ~Robert
I have come one step away from everything. And here I stay, far from everything,
one step away. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by
A man who has work that suits him and a wife, whom he loves, has squared his
accounts with life. ~Friedrich Hegel
Anxiety and distress, interrupted occasionally by pleasure, is the normal course
of man's existence. ~Joseph Wood Krutch
There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she
has a place to fill and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle.
I have approximate answers and possible beliefs and different degrees of
certainty about different things, but I'm not absolutely sure of anything, and
many things I don't know anything about, such as whether it means anything to
ask why we're here, and what the question might mean. I might think about it a
little bit, but if I can't figure it out, then I go on to something else. But I
don't have to know an answer.... I don't feel frightened by not knowing things,
by being lost in the mysterious universe without having any purpose, which is
the way it really is, as far as I can tell, possibly. It doesn't frighten me.
~Richard Phillips Feynman
Life is just a series of trying to make up your mind. ~Timothy Fuller
Life is a series of family photos in which you keep moving to the rear until
finally you're a portrait in the background. ~Robert Brault,
The history of man for the nine months preceding his birth would, probably, be
far more interesting and contain events of greater moment than all the three
score and ten years that follow it. ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Perhaps we are looking at this from a wrong perspective; this search for the
truth, the meaning of life, the reason of God. We all have this mindset that the
answers are so complex and so vast that it is almost impossible to comprehend. I
think, on the contrary, that the answers are so simple; so simple that it is
staring us straight in the face, screaming its lungs out, and yet we fail to
notice it. We're looking through a telescope, searching the stars for the
answer, when the answer is actually a speck of dirt on the telescope lens.
~Jason Q., from generationterrorists.com
Life is little more than a loan shark: It exacts a very high rate of interest
for the few pleasures it concedes. ~Luigi Pirandello
There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that,
in the dinner, the sweets come last. ~Robert Louis Stevenson
Life never tires of testing the proposition that life must go on. ~Robert
The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy, but that it is
a bore. It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line. ~H.L. Mencken
Almost everything in life is easier to get into than out of. ~Agnes' Law
Chance is always powerful, let your hook always be cast; in the pool where you
least expect it, there will be a fish. ~Ovid
Wars and elections are both too big and too small to matter in the long run. The
daily work - that goes on, it adds up. ~Barbara Kingsolver,
Life is a series of collisions with the future. ~José Ortega y Gasset
To the student I would say, "Life is principally multiple choice, but at the end
there's a tough essay question." ~Robert Brault,
The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing. ~Marcus Aurelius,
Life is half spent before we know what it is. ~George Herbert, Jacula
When life throws you lemons, make orange juice. It will leave them wondering how
the hell you did that. ~Author Unknown
Why does a person even get up in the morning? You have breakfast, you floss your
teeth so you'll have healthy gums in your old age, and then you get in your car
and drive down I-10 and die. Life is so stupid I can't stand it. ~Barbara
Kingsolver, Animal Dreams
Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust - we all dance to a mysterious tune,
intoned in the distance by an invisible piper. ~Albert Einstein, in The
Saturday Evening Post, 26 October 1929
Jack Palance: "Do you know what the secret of life is? One thing. Just one
thing. You stick to that and everything else don't mean shit."
Billy Crystal: "Yeah, but what's that one thing?"
Jack Palance: "That's what you've got to figure out."
~From the movie City Slickers
Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are good is like expecting
the bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian. ~Dennis Wholey
Life is an endless struggle full of frustrations and challenges, but eventually
you find a hair stylist you like. ~Author Unknown
Why do critics make such an outcry against tragicomedies? is not life one?
~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two
What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a
buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass
and loses itself in the sunset. ~Crowfoot, 1890, as quoted in Catch the
Whisper of the Wind compiled by Cheewa James
Have you noticed that life, real honest-to-goodness life, with murders and
catastrophes and fabulous inheritances, happens almost exclusively in the
newspapers? ~Jean Anouilh, The Rehearsal, 1950
God writes a lot of comedy... the trouble is, he's stuck with so many bad actors
who don't know how to play funny. ~Garrison Keillor
Look, I don't want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you're alive
you've got to flap your arms and legs, you've got to jump around a lot, for life
is the very opposite of death, and therefore you must at very least think noisy
and colorfully, or you're not alive. ~Mel Brooks
Unbeing dead isn't being alive. ~e.e. cummings
Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.
Life is a series of family photos in which eventually you stop showing up.
When we are alone on a starlit night, when by chance we see the migrating birds
in autumn descending on a grove of junipers to rest and eat; when we see
children in a moment when they are really children, when we know love in our own
hearts; or when, like the Japanese poet, Basho, we hear an old frog land in a
quiet pond with a solitary splash - at such times the awakening, the turning
inside out of all values, the "newness," the emptiness and the purity of vision
that make themselves evident, all these provide a glimpse of the cosmic dance.
THE PLAY OF LIFE
LIFE IS A DREAM
|3-15-08 - DREAM - The whole dream was set up
like a stage play or a movie set. Everything was set up in grand
A view from the sky showed all the farm fields
ablaze with flowers blooming and even at a distance I could see they
were carpets laid out on the ground like they had been newly
purchased from a store.
The scene zoomed down into a large apartment
building, but there were no walls inside the building. Where the
hallways were supposed to be were wide walkways, and the furniture
for each apartment was set up in squares and the sofas lined up
against the walkways where the walls should have been.
There were people in each of these squares of
furniture like they were living there and they were all actors in
the play or movie.
Some of the people in their apartments were my
relatives. My cousin Judy and my cousin Shirley had speaking parts
in the play.
I was dressed up fancy, had my hair done in
curls, and wore 3 inch high heeled shoes with tight fitting spandex
light blue pants and a frilly lazy white blouse. Compared to the
others, I looked like the star of the play.
We were supposed to be acting like this was
My husband and I were supposed to carry two
laundry baskets down to the public laundry in the basement.
The laundry room had rules. You couldn't start
a load of wash after 10 p.m. and the place was packed at 6:00 a.m.
So we would fill the machines with our laundry
at 10 p.m. and run down there again before 6 a.m. with our quarters
and be first in line to start up the machines. If someone yanked our
laundry out of the machines so they could be fist, so be it.
So we were walking along the walkway with our
laundry baskets and people spoke to us as we passed.
My cousin Judy said to me as I passed by, "I
went to see Joyce today!" (Joyce was her baby sister who contracted
polio in the 1940's and was disabled all her life until her passing
in the 90's. She lived in a lovely self-care nursing home after her
parents could no longer take care of her themselves.)
I said in return, "I spent all day having my
hair done and having my photos taken."
I knew after I said it, that it was the wrong
thing to say. I should have asked how Joyce was doing to be polite.
We got down to the end of the walkway where it
should have turned the corner before going down the stairs and the
people in the end square expanded their living room into the walkway
so I had to step over the end of their sofa and walk through their
living room to get to the stairs.
On their sofa was lined up three coloring book
pages - black and white - so someone could color them in.
There were three drawings facing me of soldiers
in battle, one of each war. WW I, WW II, and WW III.
Across the top of each page, it said a title,
"WE WERE TOO YOUNG TO GO TO WAR!"
I was stunned and shocked to see coloring books
like that and I had to think about what might have happened to those
We headed for the stairs with our laundry
baskets and the scene ended.
The next scene took place in the afternoon of
the next day. My husband and I had a meeting to attend at 2:30 p.m.
At the same time, I had an appointment to talk
to a man in our apartment at 2:30 p.m. I was hoping he wouldn't show
up so I could make my own appointment on time. My husband left for
the appointment and I'd get there when I could.
Exactly at 2:30 p.m. an old brown lumber truck
pulled up along the road and into our driveway and the man walked up
to our door for his appointment with me.
He looked and was dressed like a movie producer
I've seen on the Academy awards shows. A man in his 60's or 70's,
big black mustache, black cap and coat.
Since there were no walls or doors inside our
building, he could see me standing there.
Between him and me were standing laundry
baskets piled high with various coats I had worn in the past. (past
lives? past plays? past movies?)
I didn't know what to say to the man. I didn't
have a script for this part.
Was he expecting me to hypnotize him, give him
psychological therapy, heal him? I didn't have the formal training
for any of that.
I would just have to talk to him like the actor
I was, person to person. Maybe I'd find out what the next scene
would be in our movie/play!
end of dream
NOTE: I made an effort to figure out what the 2:30 p.m.
appointment means. It can't be a date because there isn't 30 days in
February. Perhaps it meant an actual time to go into meditation and
talk to that person. I was meditating every day but didn't see that
person as I saw him in the dream. I also tried to find him in
google.com images and didn't locate him there either.
|Before and after Shakespeare, others had the
Life's like a play: it's not
the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The Comedian Mel Brooks said:
"Hope for the Best. Expect the worst. Life is a
play. We're unrehearsed."
-- Mel Brooks
"Life is a stage
..............." said Shakespeare.
Well, it really is.
On a stage people get dressed up in
costumes, change their appearance,
suppress their true character and
take on the part of another
character. They then act the stage
part using what they learned and
practiced in preparation for the
So it is in spiritual life because
each life is a play wherein we dress
up as a character, change
appearance, suppress our true
character, take on the part of a new
character and act out what we
learned in the period/s between
But spiritual people say that Life is a Dream and
the reason for that is that physical life ends like dreams do, thus we
are not really living in reality. To us, it seems real, but those of us
who dream vividly swear that the dream was too real not to be real.
Which is true?
“Life is a challenge, meet it! Life is a
dream, realize it! Life is a game, play it!
Life is Love, enjoy it!”
Sri Sathya Sai Baba quotes
The worst mistake you can
make is to think you're alive
when you're really asleep in life's waiting room.
How do you know waking life isn't just
a shared dream with 6 billion people? The only
difference is that one person out of 6 billion people
perceiving the same things has very little influence on
reality. Whereas in a dream you are the only person
perceiving it so you have total control over it.
just something to ponder....
If life is a dream, whose dream is it?
Will we awake when our life end?
"It would be easy to reduce
'Life Is a Dream' to its fatalism versus free will
paradox, but Cruz's translation strikes the chord of an
even more reverberant and often-ignored theme: in the
spiritual battle between destiny and self-determination,
forgiveness, not willfulness or witchery, is man's only
Mia Leonin, drama critic for the Miami Herald
Waking life is a dream controlled!
Dreams are true while they last , and do we not
live in dreams?
Alfred L. Tennyson
Dreams are the touchstone of our character...
Henry D. Thoreau
|The Art of Spiritual Dreaming
by The Spiritual Traveler
What is the art of spiritual dreaming? Is the experience of
spiritual dreaming distinct from dreaming, in general?
Spiritual dreaming can be defined as dreaming that has the effect
of awakening the individual to his or her true nature. To ask whether
spiritual dreaming is distinct from our normal dream experiences is
really no different from asking whether any spiritual experience is
different from all the other experiences we have in life. Life is a
spiritual experience, and therefore all our experiences in life have
something to teach us spiritually.
At the same time, we can distinguish between experiences in our
lives that have uplifted us, or have taught us a lesson, or have jogged
our memory of who and what we are, and more mundane experiences. And if
we have whetted our spiritual appetites, and consider ourselves
spiritual seekers, or ready for spiritual experiences, we will be hungry
for those kinds of experiences -both in our waking life and in our
dreams. So the art of spiritual dreaming simply reflects that hunger for
Eastern philosophies have long taught that
life is a dream, and Western esoteric wisdom has held that life is an illusion.
Nevertheless, most of us go on living as if our life experiences were real. What
good does it do us to know that life is a dream or an illusion?
Life As A Waking Dream is a unique method
of uncovering the deeper meaning of life. Everyday experiences are viewed as
messages from the real Self, giving instruction and guidance that tells us what
life skills we need to develop, what qualities we need to cultivate in our
self-expression, and what new choices we need to make to bring greater harmony
to our lives. By studying our life experiences as if they had been dreams, we
uncover the keys to more creative and powerful living. Some of those keys are
identifying a clear purpose, developing a strong sense of self, learning to
recognize and cooperate with the yin and yang polarities of energy, and
interpreting symbols that appear in our waking dreams. With practice we can
learn how to live more lucidly and even how to wake up to the reality behind the
illusion. You don't have to remember your sleeping dreams to do this form of
TOO YOUNG TO GO TO WAR
Darius The Great ( Dariush I)
Darius the Great (ca. 549 BC– 485/486 BC; Old Persian
Dārayawuš: "He Who Holds Firm the Good"), was the son of Hystaspes and
Persian Emperor from 521 BC to 485/486 BC. His name in Modern Persian is
داریوش (Dariush), in Hebrew דַּרְיָוֵשׁ (Daryawesh) and the ancient Greek
sources call him Δαρεος (Dareios).
The principal sources for the life of Darius are his own inscriptions,
especially the great
inscription of Behistun in which he explains how he gained the crown and
put down many rebellions. There are also some informations related to his
past, for example we know that his fathers name was Hystaspes. In modern
times the veracity of Darius has often been doubted, but without any
sufficient reason or suggestion of alternatives. The accounts given later by
Herodotus and Ctesias of his accession are in many points evidently
dependent on this official version, with many legendary stories interwoven,
e.g. the tale that Darius and his allies left the question as to which of
them should become king to the decision of their horses, and that Darius won
the crown by a trick of his groom. Herodotus also informs us of Dariuse'
past. He mentions that Hystaspes was a soldier in the Persian army during
the last war of
Cyrus the Great, which took place in 530. According to the story of
Cyrus becomes suspicious of the son of Hystaspes, who was "about twenty
at the time and had been left behind in Persia because he was too young for
war". So he sent back Hystaspes to gain control over Darius. A few days
Cyrus was killed in action. Cambyses was appointed as the new king and
Hystaspes became the satrap ( governor) of Parthia.
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Figuring out life
I’m trying to find something to base my life upon,
Something in this strange world that goes on and on.
As the years go by and time fades away,
What used to be "good days" are now filled with dismay.
Tomorrow comes, and then again, it goes,
And my ambition to become something more, grows and grows.
Around the corner, yet miles away,
The life I want now, gets closer each day.
All I've ever wanted was something to live for,
I don’t want to be this little person anymore.
I’ve been basing my life upon what others think,
I wish I could go back and redo everything, every time an eye would blink.
I've fought to become who I am and what I want to be,
I have to remind myself that one day, I will be free.
Free from the rules I followed as a child,
When everything was a game and life was so mild.
Now times have changed and I realize nothing is fair,
And sometimes it seems like nobody even cares.
It’s like no one pays attention to what I feel is best for me,
And what I think about the way some things should be.
I understand now, that I’m pretty much on my own,
And I know a lot of what I can do will never be known.
All the time, I think about everything I can’t say, what I have to keep in,
And by doing this, my thoughts only get more complicated and deepen.
Soon I hope to find out who I am, and what I am meant to become,
I want to know where I’m going, I don’t need to be reminded of where I came
Starting Over, Change Poem
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again.
The rhyme does not explicitly state that the subject is an egg, possibly
because it may have been originally posed as a
The earliest known version is in a manuscript addition to a copy of
Goose's Melody published in 1803, which has the modern version with a
different last line: "Could not set Humpty Dumpty up again".
It was first published in 1810 in a version of Gammer Gurton's Garland
Humpty Dumpty sate [sic]
on a wall,
Humpti Dumpti [sic]
had a great fall;
Threescore men and threescore more,
Cannot place Humpty dumpty as he was before.
According to the
Oxford English Dictionary the term "humpty dumpty" referred to a drink
boiled with ale in
the seventeenth century.
The riddle probably exploited, for misdirection, the fact that "humpty dumpty"
was also eighteenth-century
reduplicative slang for a short and clumsy person.
The riddle may depend on the assumption that, whereas a clumsy person falling
off a wall might not be irreparably damaged, an egg would be.
The rhyme is no longer posed as a riddle, since the answer is now so well known.
Similar riddles have been recorded by
folklorists in other languages, such as "Boule Boule" in
French, or "Lille Trille" in
Norwegian; though none is as widely known as Humpty Dumpty is in English.
There are also various theories of an original "Humpty Dumpty". The
suggestion that Humpty Dumpty was a "tortoise"
engine, an armoured frame, used unsuccessfully to approach the walls of the
Parliamentary held city of
in 1643 during the
Siege of Gloucester in the
English Civil War, was put forward in 1956 by Professor
The Oxford Magazine of February 16, 1956, on the basis of a contemporary
account of the attack, but without evidence that the rhyme was connected.
The theory, part of an anonymous series of articles on the origin of nursery
rhymes, was widely acclaimed in academia,
but was derided by others as "ingenuity for ingenuity's sake" and declared to be
The link was nevertheless popularised by a children's musical first performed in
From 1996 the website of
tourist board attributed the origin of the rhyme to a cannon recorded as used
from the church of St Mary-at-the-Wall by the Royalist defenders in the siege of
In 1648 the town of Colchester was a walled town with a castle and several
churches and was protected by the city wall. A huge cannon, colloquially called
Humpty Dumpty, was strategically placed on the wall. A shot from a Parliamentary
cannon succeeded in damaging the wall beneath Humpty Dumpty which caused the
cannon to tumble to the ground. The Royalists, or Cavaliers, 'all the King's
men' attempted to raise Humpty Dumpty on to another part of the wall, but
because the cannon was so heavy ' All the King's horses and all the King's men
couldn't put Humpty together again.' In his 2008 book Pop Goes the Weasel:
The Secret Meanings of Nursery Rhymes author Albert Jack claimed that there
were two other verses supporting this claim.
Elsewhere he claimed to have found them in an "old dusty library, [in] an even
but did not state what the book was or where it was found. It has been pointed
out that the two additional verses are not in the style of the seventeenth
century, or the existing rhyme, and that they do not fit with the earliest
printed version of the rhyme, which do not mention horses and men.
Another theory, advanced by Katherine Ewles Thomas
and adopted by
posits that Humpty Dumpty is King
Richard III of England, depicted in Tudor histories, and particularly in
Shakespeare's play, as humpbacked and who was defeated, despite his armies at
Bosworth Field in 1485. However, the term humpback was not recorded until
the eighteenth century, and no direct evidence linking the rhyme with the
historical figure has been advanced.
9/11: Starting Over With The Truth
/11: STARTING OVER WITH THE TRUTH–PART ONE
Susan Lindauer/9/11 Whistleblower and author of
The Terrifying Story of the Patriot Act and the Cover Ups of 9/11 and
Dedicated to TJ Bronco and
Eddie Sengola—Semper fi
When I recall the summer of 2001 and our last days of innocence before the
9/11 attack, I often think of Guy Clark’s old song, “Like Desperadoes Waiting
for a Train.”
I remember the heartbreak of it vividly. That’s because our team gave advance
warnings about the 9/11 attack in precision detail. On command of my CIA
handler, I also delivered threats to Iraqi diplomats at the United Nations of
the consequence of War should Baghdad withhold actionable intelligence about the
Throughout that hot summer, we understood exactly how 9/11 would play out—
with airplane hijackings and a strike on the World Trade Center. We had a good
idea of the timing. And we projected the use of a miniature thermo-nuclear
device. Yet for all that we tried, we could not stop it. Forces had been set in
motion. Responsive actions to our urgent appeals for help— which should have
been automatic—got ignored.
Above all, we could not fathom that another competing team would sneak in and
wire explosives to bring down the Towers—And that’s exactly what happened.
We shouted from the rooftops. We joked in phone conversations that “the NSA
should wake up and pick up the phones. You guys at NSA have been tapping our
phones for years, so you could catch this call. Don’t sleep through it now.
Hello NSA. Pick up the phone!” When new neighbors showed up with a moving van
that July, I joked they might go back where they came from, if they heard our
conversation about this World Trade Center attack.
After 9/11, I wept for those conversations. By August, our team was so
anxious about the “imminent” timing of the attack that my CIA handler, Dr.
Richard Fuisz instructed me to go the extra mile to notify the Justice
Department and the White House, so both sides of U.S. intelligence and law
enforcement could mobilize together to block it.
Our actions that August will be outlined in my next article. It put our
team—including Dr. Richard Fuisz and Paul Hoven— at the eye of the storm that
would become the 9/11 cover up. Our efforts robbed the Bush Administration of
deniability, making us a serious threat to the story they desired to sell on the
FOX News Channel and the Sunday morning talk shows. Notoriously, I would get
slapped with the Patriot Act and locked in prison on Carswell Air Force Base in
Texas. When incarceration failed to break my spirit or frighten me out of
speaking, they threatened me with forcible drugging with Haldol, Ativan and
Prozac to chemically lobotomize me into silence.
Because truth does matter. So much of America’s national security and
terrorism policy has been predicated on mistaken assumptions about that day.
Ignorance has inflicted a terrible cost on America’s foreign policy, pushing the
United States into two catastrophic Wars, and drowning our Middle Class in red
ink and deficit spending to beef up profit margins for defense contractors.
Once Americans understand 9/11 as a collision of special interests, our
country should be able to sweep away the false construct that has become the War
on Terrorism. We should be freed to create a more effective strategy for
protecting our nation’s security, without exaggerating threats and manufacturing
fresh hostilities against us.
Because there was no external enemy threatening our country on that terrible
day. Just Us. It was always Us.
Argumentum Ad Numeram
That’s not what the corporate media wants America to think. The
official 9/11 story relies on a principle called “argumentum ad numeram–” the
notion that an idea becomes truthful because large numbers of people believe it.
I have choked to hear the babbling of the media describe 9/11 with post-it
sticker smiley faces. It’s glib and trite and inaccurate.
The Corporate Media guessed wrong in the first hours and days after the
attack. Over the years the media discredited itself further by protecting those
mistakes, rather than confess that pundits had no idea what they were talking
about in the first place.
Americans aren’t fooled. They know the official story is bunk. People want to
know what really happened. And they have a right to know.
Citizens 9/11 Commission Campaign
For those reasons, I wholeheartedly endorse the new Citizens 9/11
Commission Campaign http://www.911cc.org. Organizers intend to file ballot
propositions in Oregon, Massachusetts and other states. When passed, the ballot
initiative would create a powerful, independent 9/11 Commission vested with
subpoena authority and the ability to collect testimony under oath. Largely free
of governmental interference, the Citizens 9/11 Commission would be
headquartered in the first state to pass the ballot measure.
“We believe we have a winning approach: the method of direct democracy—” says
former U.S. Senator Mike Gravel and President of the Democracy Foundation, which
has launched the 9/11 Campaign. Gravel is best known for his Senate filibuster
that ended the draft after Vietnam, and for reading the Pentagon Papers into the
“The 9/11 movement’s successful decade of citizen education can now give way
to an actionable citizen’s plan for change that will create a new
For myself, an opportunity to testify before a 9/11 Citizens Commission—no
holds barred— would be a huge relief. These articles scratch the surface.
There’s much more depth that could be related under oath.
Hijackings or Demolitions?
An effective 9/11 Citizens Commission would do more than demolish the official
9/11 story. It would also shatter the false constraints imposed by the 9/11
Community on itself.
The trouble is that Americans are inclined to trust a limited range of
options. Either they believe airplane hijackings alone brought down the towers—
or they insist that only a controlled demolition of the Towers using explosives
accomplished the deed— as if the two must have been mutually exclusive events.
Both are mistaken. The World Trade Center suffered BOTH hijackings AND a
Fire fighters and building maintenance crews reported explosions popping through
the Towers like fireworks.
And they weren’t shy about reporting it. However for reasons that are
incomprehensible and grossly irresponsible, the corporate media took the
government bait, and oversimplified the 9/11 conspiracy to erase nagging
inconsistencies from human consensus. 9/11 was groupthink at its most refined.
Once you understand how competing events collided during that sweltering
month of August, 2001, you will understand how and why.
Motive and Opportunity
Any police officer will tell you a crime requires two things: motive and
opportunity. That’s been missing from the 9/11 debate until now. Advance
knowledge about the hijacking conspiracy created “opportunity” for taking 9/11
to the next level of absolute destruction. Iraq upped the ante, and created
motivation to guarantee maximum destruction—a competing agenda that collided
with efforts to stop the attack.
Most importantly, the decision to go on a War footing against Iraq, in
response to the hijacking attack, was made before 9/11 occurred, not after.
That’s critical to understanding why Cabinet level officers of the White House
took no action to deploy NORAD or post an anti-aircraft battery on top of the
Twin Towers, which would have been very easy to do. Advance knowledge of the
consequence of War with Iraq created an overwhelming provocation for an orphan
team to wire the building with explosives. Likewise, knowledge of the timing of
the attack, its method of operation—and the low sophistication of the hijackers’
flying skills (watched by foreign intelligence)— had been identified far enough
in advance that it was relatively easy to prepare the explosives. It was easy
enough to anticipate that a dramatic collapse of the buildings would maximize
the media impact, which could be exploited to stampede Americans into War with
Yes, that’s despicable. And it’s exactly what they did.
U.S. Threats to Iraq
The dynamic building into 9/11 started in April, 2001. I was summoned to my CIA
handler’s office in Great Falls, Virginia to receive a message for Iraqi
diplomats—exactly what my back channel existed for. The message demanded that
Baghdad hand over any fragment of intelligence involving airplane hijackings, or
face military retribution if the U.S. discovered Baghdad had possessed that
knowledge and took no action to warn us.
At that very moment, two special things were happening: 1) international
loathing was pushing an end to U.N. sanctions on Iraq, which had caused the
deaths of 1.7 million Iraqis, including 1 million children under the age of 5,
according to World Health statistics. And 2) unbeknownst to Americans or the
international community, the U.S. and Baghdad were engaged in highly productive
back channel talks for a comprehensive peace framework that would have achieved
all U.S. objectives, including preferential contracts for U.S. corporations
after sanctions in oil, telecommunications, hospital equipment and
pharmaceuticals, transportation and non-dual use factory equipment.
In April, my first instinct was to soft pedal the U.S. threat. No need to
upset diplomatic advances, right? As it happened, in February, 2001 Baghdad had
already invited the FBI to send an Anti-Terrorism Task Force into Iraq—seven
months before the 9/11 strike. So when I requested intelligence on the 9/11
Conspiracy in April, the Iraqis responded enthusiastically. They welcomed the
United States to go ahead and send the FBI right away, so the U.S. could get
what we wanted. (The original 9/11 Commission never got to hear about Iraq’s
welcome to the FBI, either).
When I reported back on my trip to New York, I was quite pleased. However Dr.
Fuisz stormed his office yelling that I had not sufficiently conveyed the force
of the U.S. threat. I was to go back to the Iraqi Embassy forthwith, and inform
Baghdad that “Iraq would be bombed back to the Stone Age, worse than anything
they had suffered before if it was discovered they had concealed any fragment of
intelligence involving airplane hijackings.”
Dr. Fuisz instructed me to warn Baghdad those “threats of War did not come
from him or anyone at the CIA. Threats of War originated at the highest levels
of government far above the CIA Director and the Secretary of State.”
Only three men fit the bill: President George Bush, Vice President Dick
Cheney and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.
Of course I did as instructed. Observing his fury, I understood with a jolt
that the hijacking threat was considered “highly credible” and “validated.” In
June and July, weekly meetings with Dr. Fuisz got more agitated. We talked about
9/11 practically every week. We regarded the terrorist scenario as inevitable,
if intervention failed. I began to tell civilian friends with ties to New York
that the CIA expected a major attack on southern Manhattan involving airplane
hijackings and a strike on the World Trade Center.
Dr. Parke Godfrey, a professor of computer science at York University in
Toronto, would later testify in the Federal Courthouse for the Southern District
of New York— 1,000 yards from where the Twin Towers had once graced the
skyline—that several times over the spring and summer I told him that we
expected “airplane hijackings and a reprise of the 1993 attack on the World
Trade Center that would finish the cycle.” I told him the attack was expected in
“late summer, early autumn.” And I told him we expected “mass casualties” and
speculated about the “possible use of a miniature thermo-nuclear device.”
On August 2, 2001, the Senate held confirmation hearings for Robert Mueller
to head the FBI. Dr Fuisz suggested that perhaps the FBI Director’s chair would
be vacant when the 9/11 attack occurred.
That’s when Dr. Fuisz and I mapped out a path of action that would undercut
the entire 9/11 mythology, and paint a bulls eye on my back for the 9/11 Cover
Alas, no good deed goes unpunished in Washington. Somebody would have to pay
for knowing about 9/11, and it would turn out to be me.
As luck would have it, the Feds didn’t count on one thing that would scotch
the government’s plan to imprison me indefinitely for up to 10 years with
forcible drugging to boot— and torpedo the official 9/11 story out of the water:
When Dr. Fuisz told me in August that the 9/11 attack was considered
“imminent,” I called my friend, Parke Godfrey, whose family lived in the wealthy
suburbs of Connecticut.
I warned him to stay the hell out of Manhattan.
Next in this series: August, 2001—
Organizers of the Citizens 9/11 Commission Campaign have asked me to lay out
evidence, but not draw conclusions. They argue, quite reasonably, that the
Citizens 9/11 Commission should be the appropriate body to draw conclusions once
all evidence and testimony have been taken from every possible source.
9/11 Whistleblower: Susan Lindauer is the author of “Extreme
Prejudice: The Terrifying Story of the Patriot Act and the Cover Ups of 9/11 and
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