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Capitalism Is Dying a Natural Death about the author For OpEdNews: Siv O'Neall - Writer

The curtain is going down on the lone-superpower world we know and it is now a most urgent question if and when and how forces for true democracy, human rights, peace and civilization can come out and dissipate the cloud that has spread over what was once an almost decent way of life.

The long-time descent into totalitarian capitalism and neglect for anything but corporate profit has just about finished its course. The party is over. Bankruptcy is next. What we don't know yet is how far-reaching this economic freefall is going to be.>

Predecessors such as the German Reich are brought to mind,


He is the cloud gatherer, ... "The Demon of the South-West Wind," Stephen Sennitt writes, ... a great black bird), Erebus (Primeval ...

10-18-11  DREAM  -  I was living in a community of people.  When I went to the front door, there were small houses across the street and I knew there were houses on my side of the street.  I saw men outside working in the yard, taking care of the grass.   I noted that my house was a little uphill from the road, but not a lot.

I noted that off to the southwest was a huge black cloud like a storm coming our way.

I saw two tall black men walk by that I didn't know and I asked one of the women out in the yard to come into the house and stand next to me and I held her hand to feel safer.

The men continued to just walk by, and the woman and I went into the house and in one room was a small store (which is against the law in Scottsdale)  I saw food being sold at a counter, but a woman who looked like Nora the attorney from One life to Live TV show had added some other counters, where she sold nickel candy like Tootsie pops, greeting cards, comic books, and some other small items that a drug store might carry  (not drugs though)

I started picking out candy, counting what it was costing me and I dropped a couple on the floor, I was counting 5 c, 10, c, 15 c, 20 c, 25 cents, and thought that I was going to spend all my money in there.

As I woke up I wondered if there should be fences around the individual houses, or just in their back yards to keep pets and kids safe.



12.1-5-11 - DREAM -  The Pleiadians visited me (blue orbs) first thing in the morning.  I then fell into a dream in which I was told by Whoopi Goldberg that the3.y don't like coming to this plane because we play too many games.  She told me I had 548 more games to play.  ()It was all about relationships)  I woke up feeling very upset, burnt breakfast and spilled juice all over th eatable and floor.  It took me hours to get over that dream.


12=-7-11   LUCID DREAM   I was sitting in a darkened room staring at a computer screen that contained a list of spacecraft.  I was deleting the ones that were colored red because they were only interplanetary ships, and we were replacing them with ships that were only inter-stellar. 

When I became conscious enough to realize that we had just watched a TV show about the planets (a documentary) and realized the numbers they gave for Neptune were different than the ones I just published on my magnetism page, I decided it was time to stop the dream. 


12-7-11- DREAM  I was working for a rather large company it seemed, but I drove a bright red delivery truck at fast speed even around corners in the city.

Back in the office, we were having telephone problems.  Our phones were self dialing and unfortunately our phones had televisions connected to them but we were having problems with th televisions connecting to the party on the other end before we could speak and say who we were and the party n th either end didn't like getting connected to television commercials instead of a personal voice, very much like I don't like getting connected to people calling with a computerized message and telling me to hit 1 if I wanted to talk to them.  Ugh

One of the guys who worked for me, who looked like Tucker a big businessman on The Young and the Restless TV show - told me that he wanted a phone with a television connected to it as well.

I told him that I would make an appointment with the telephone company because they had to come out in person to do this connection work to make sure it worked properly

12-8-11 - DREAM - I went to visit my in-laws in Wisconsin with my daughter-in-law Becky.  For some reason, the road (path) we took in was surrounded by water and it seemed like there would be no way back out unless we left immediately. 

We had the car parked inside the house and I wanted to leave quickly and I asked her how she had gotten the car inside the house and she said by the patio doors. 

I started going around the house locking the doors, but other people started coming and opening them again.  I didn't know any of those people and they were making themselves right at home.  One of them said, "Sam just arrived with his girlfriend.  I saw the girlfriend, who was older and chubby, but I didn't see Sam unless he was the old farmer guy who had just arrived.

I was ready to leave, and we had just enough roadway to get out of there, but we'd have to leave the house open for those other people or we'd never get out.


12=8=11 - MEDITATION:  I wanted to go to the year 2014 and I wasn't getting any answer to my question, so I said, "Take me to Earth Mountain View and a male voice said, PACIFIC MOUNTNAIN VIEW."   There was no further explanation.

later:  I was just resting my eyes and all of a sudden I was looking into a mirror.  I could not see myself in the mirror, and I realized that what I was seeing was actually behind me, but it was NOT the house I was in.  The room was dimly lit, but not with a lamp or a window that I could tell.  Ahead of me I could see a large table  perhaps a dining room, and there was a LOT of STUFF on the table but I couldn't identify any o fit.  It wasn't mine.

the vision ended, and I still haven't got any real answers.


 12=9=11 = ,MEDITATION;  I went to the high mental level to contact the same spirit who told me  PACIFI C MOUNTAIN VIEW and asked the question, "What does Pacific Mountain View mean with reference to Earth Mountain View?

I was shown some knitting in light brown with the round edges and a pair of scissors was put into my hand and I was urged to start cutting off the rough edges knowing I could sew up the edges and make them nicer, and I started to cut the rough edges off but couldn't make the last cut, and I was asked, "Do you really want to cut off your dream without even trying?  My response was, "No!"  and his response was, "Then don't"

Obviously - that was the answer I needed.


12-10-11 - DREAM -  I was living in the country with my Mom and Dad.   My Mom went shopping and when she came home, she was carrying a small green plastic bad with a see-thru window in it.  She said, "I have a mermaid in here."  I looked in the bag and inside of a tiny red container was a white - almost see-thru creature in it standing up in water.  (I knew it was a baby shrimp.)

My Mom took the poor little thing into the house and then went back out and drove her little yard jeep around doing her chores.

She showed me a plant she had bought - she called it a Yashii, which she said was from Mexico.  I told her I knew what it was because I had dream about three years ago.

My Dad came up to me then and asked me when I was moving.  I replied, " Probably not for a couple years. I can't come up with the 5 million dollars it costs to buy the land." I also told him what the real estate man had told me when I talked with him a couple weeks ago. I said, "You can make more money renting the land than you can growing the crop yourself."  (That save big bucks on labor as well." Just then I saw a large black cloud in the sky in the southwest. (I dreamed about that same black cloud in the southwest last month as well.) 

My Dad then took one of those cans of HOT SHOT and took down a wasp nest from the eaves of the shed.

He told me he needed me to go with him to buy some plumbing and I said okay, thinking he needed me to help him carry something.

My Dad then went to do something else, and I walked towards the house and saw that my neighbors were having a church service outside inn their yard.  Half the people were standing in one group having their pictures taken, and another group was listening to the sermon.   I noticed there was nowhere to sit down.

One of the women came over with a plastic bag just like my Mom had and she said, "I've got a Mermaid's head in here."  she let me look in the plastic bag and she had a little red container with a white almost see-thru creature in water jus tike my Mom had but here we sitting crouched down in the water.

I said, "Wait here a second."  and went to get my Mom's mermaid creature, thinking maybe we could mate the two creatures and see we could get a million creatures like

that to sell to raise some cash.

NOTE;  Not a bad idea. hahaha


12=11=11 - DREAM - I was  somewhere in the southwest in the country.

had a baby 2 months old named Donny -  he said " pa as"  The Pleiadians later told me it was "Que pa sa" and that they wanted me to learn to speak Spanish. I said I was willing to.

The name Donny means Diminutive of Donald: From the Gaelic Domhnall, meaning world mighty or World Rule.

There were two schools I was shown instructions for -= one with the word  quinoa  and math problems all over the paper. The writing was very tiny and it was a struggle to read it.    The other was near Lake Superior. I knew it was way too cold at Lake Superior and the growing season way too short.

Quinoa (play /ˈknwɑː/ or /kɨˈn.ə/, Spanish: quinua, from Quechua: kinda), a species of goosefoot (Chenopodium), is a grain-like crop grown primarily for its edible seeds. It is a pseudo cereal rather than a true cereal, or grain, as it is not a member of the grass family. As a chenopod, quinoa is closely related to species such as beets, spinach, and tumbleweeds.

I put the baby Donny to bed, but a minute later, I saw him n a deep bathtub with other people, laughing and having a grand old time.  I  saw the bubbles all around him and said, "He's going to be the cleanest happiest baby in the world."

I left him in the bathtub with the other people to have fun and went to retrieve the sheets that described the two schools so I could study them further.  That's when the large fat woman - 500 pounds came with her husband or boyfriend.  I was forced to sit next to her on the sofa, and all she did was complain about how her boyfriend didn't take good care of her.

I was outside with Donny and [op corn type clouds were in the sky.  Through a small gap in the clouds I saw a huge -  large black military plane sounding very ominous because it was so low, and then I heard it crash somewhere close by.


MEDITATION:  I was actually trying to sleep and the Pleiadians came again and were swirling around me.

Then the bay Donny appeared outside the door and he was now about two years old, and then his parents arrived in half bodies and said hello, and I told them I loved them again and again and again, and she said something like "well"   and started to shape shift and became a series of women and then finally turned into an old man with masses of white hair and white robes that were very heavy and I kept saying, 'Who are you really"  and it came to me that he was Obi wan Kenobi -  probably he represents the King or Leader of the Pleiadians.  I feel so honored.

I got up then, feeling quite overwhelmed and went to the bathroom.  I then put my hand in my left sweater pocket and found a god decorative arrow that is arrow shaped with 4 rubies in it.

What a gift.  I know it was not there before.  I've been wearing this sweater for months and never found anything in my pocket before.

OBI WAN KENOBI:  Obi-Wan Kenobi is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. He is one of several primary characters in the Star Wars series. Along with Anakin Skywalker (Darth Vader), R2-D2 and C-3PO, he is one of only four characters to appear in all six Star Wars films. He is portrayed in the original trilogy by Alec Guinness and in the prequel trilogy by Ewan McGregor, and is voiced by James Arnold Taylor in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars film and television series. His role in the original trilogy is of a mentor; whereas the prequels see him as a protagonist.

Original trilogy

Obi-Wan Kenobi is first introduced in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977), wherein he is played by Alec Guinness and is first seen rescuing Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) from a group of Tusken Raiders. There, Obi-Wan reveals that he knew Luke's father, Anakin Skywalker, and served with him in the Clone Wars. He gives Luke Anakin's light saber, having told him that Darth Vader "betrayed and murdered" Anakin. Obi-Wan offers to instruct Luke in the ways of the Force; but Luke is only persuaded when his aunt and uncle are slain by the Empire, whereupon Obi-Wan takes him to deliver a message to Alderaan.

Obi-Wan and Luke buy passage to Alderaan on the spaceship Millennium Falcon, piloted by smuggler Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and his partner Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew); but before they reach Alderaan, the planet is destroyed by the Death Star on the orders of Grand Moff Tarkin (Peter Cushing). On arrival, the Millennium Falcon is captured by the space station's tractor beam. After their capture, Obi-Wan disables the tractor beam so that the Falcon can escape and confronts Darth Vader in a light saber duel, eventually sacrificing himself so that Luke and the others can escape. Now disembodied, he speaks to Luke telepathically in the film's climactic battle scene, telling him to use the Force to destroy the Death Star.

In Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980), set three years after A New Hope, Obi-Wan appears as a Force ghost and instructs Luke to visit the Dagobah system for further training under Jedi Master Yoda (Frank Oz). After Luke has been further trained in the teachings of the Jedi, Obi-Wan appears in the Dagobah swamp to dissuade him from going to Cloud City, where Vader holds Han Solo and Princess Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) hostage. During Luke's battle with Vader, in which he loses his right hand, he learns that the Sith Lord is his father.

In Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983), set six months after The Empire Strikes Back (in the novelization), Obi-Wan appears on Dagobah to talk with Luke, who has learned from a dying Yoda that Vader is indeed his father. He explains Anakin Skywalker's fall from grace, and helps Luke realize that Leia is his sister. He then tells Luke that killing Vader is the only way to destroy the Empire. At the end of the film, Obi-Wan's ghost appears alongside the ghosts of Yoda and a redeemed Anakin Skywalker on the forest moon of Endor, watching Luke and his comrades as they celebrate the destruction of the second Death Star.

[edit] Prequel trilogy

In Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999), set 32 years before A New Hope, Obi-Wan, now played by Ewan McGregor, is seen as a young Jedi Padawan, [2] in which role he accompanies his master Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) in negotiations with the Trade Federation, who are blockading the planet Naboo. Upon their arrival on the Federation's flagship, they are attacked by battle droids and are forced to retreat to the planet, where they meet a clumsy Gungan named Jar Jar Binks (Ahmed Best), who assists the Jedi in reaching Queen Padmé Amidala (Natalie Portman). In escaping the blockade, the ship is damaged and makes an unscheduled landing on Tatooine, where Qui-Gon meets Anakin Skywalker (Jake Lloyd), a young slave who shows such tremendous potential in the Force that Qui-Gon believes him to be the "Chosen One" of Jedi prophecy, destined to bring balance to the Force by destroying the Sith. The Jedi Council forbids Anakin's training, believing that the boy is weakened by the fear he exhibits.

During the Battle of Naboo, Qui-Gon is mortally wounded by the Sith Lord Darth Maul (Ray Park). Having nearly to his death, Obi-Wan uses the Force to seize his master's abandoned lightsaber, and kills Maul. The dying Qui-Gon then exacts his promise to train Anakin.

For his heroics in defeating a Sith (being the first Jedi in 1,000 years to do so), Yoda bestows on Obi-Wan the rank of Jedi Knight, and grants him reluctantly the right to train Anakin.

In Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002), set 10 years after The Phantom Menace, Obi-Wan has become a Jedi Master, and Anakin (Hayden Christensen) his partner in a series of [unseen] adventures; but Anakin slightly resents Obi-Wan, and believes the latter to be retarding his training.

He and Anakin are required to protect Padmé, now a Senator, after an attempt on her life. Obi-Wan traces the attempt to the planet Kamino, and learns of a massive clone army that the planet's inhabitants are building for the Galactic Republic. He then meets with the bounty hunter Jango Fett (Temuera Morrison), the template for the clones, and deduces that he is the one responsible for the attempts on Padmé. Obi-Wan attempts to apprehend Fett, who escapes to Geonosis with his adopted son Boba (Daniel Logan). Obi-Wan follows them by placing a homing beacon on Fett's ship, Slave I.

On Geonosis, Obi-Wan discovers the Confederacy of Independent Systems, known as the Separatists, a conspiracy of star systems bent on secession from the Republic. The renegades are led by former Jedi Count Dooku (Christopher Lee), who was once Qui-Gon's master. Obi-Wan is captured after sending a message to Anakin. While Obi-Wan is in captivity, Dooku reveals that the Galactic Senate is under the control of a Sith Lord named Darth Sidious.

When Anakin and Padmé arrive on Geonosis to rescue Obi-Wan, they are themselves captured, and all three are sentenced to death by the Geonosians. The executions are prevented by the arrival of Jedi and clone reinforcements, led by Jedi Masters Mace Windu (Samuel L. Jackson) and Yoda. Obi-Wan and Anakin confront Dooku in a duel, wherein Dooku strikes Anakin with Force lightning, then turns to Obi-Wan. The two duel and Dooku outmanoeuvres Obi-Wan, wounding him on both his left arm and leg. Dooku is about to deliver a killing blow when Anakin recovers from the lightning and blocks Dooku's attack. Dooku and Anakin fight a short duel, and Dooku cuts off Anakin's right lower arm (which is later replaced by a robotic prosthetic). Yoda arrives and fights Dooku as well, but the Sith Lord puts Anakin and Obi-Wan in mortal danger in order to create a distraction, and escapes.[4]

In Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005), set three years after Attack of the Clones, Obi-Wan is a Jedi Master on the High Jedi Council and a general in the Army of the Republic. Anakin, now a full-fledged Jedi Knight, remains his partner, and the two have become war heroes and best friends. They are sent on a mission to rescue Supreme Chancellor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid), who has been kidnapped by Dooku and Separatist leader General Grievous (Matthew Wood). When they find the captive Palpatine, Count Dooku engages them both in a duel. Obi-Wan is rendered unconscious by Dooku, but Anakin defeats the Sith Lord by cutting off both his hands. At Palpatine's urging, Anakin kills the defenseless Count in cold blood, a violation of the Jedi Code. Palpatine then tries to convince Anakin to leave the unconscious Obi-Wan behind. Anakin refuses, insisting to Palpatine that "his fate will be the same as ours".

Soon after returning to Coruscant, Obi-Wan is called away to Utapau to confront General Grievous. Meanwhile, Anakin is angry at the Jedi Council for refusing him the rank of Master, and is also troubled by visions of Padmé, whom he married in the previous film, dying in childbirth. With Obi-Wan on the opposite end of the galaxy, Palpatine—who is in reality Darth Sidious—eventually corrupts Anakin to the dark side of the Force and takes him as his Sith apprentice, Darth Vader.

After finding the Separatist encampment, Obi-Wan engages Grievous in battle, eventually killing him with a blaster. At the same time, Palpatine issues Order 66, directing clone troopers to turn on their Jedi generals. Obi-Wan survives the attempt on his life and escapes, rendezvousing with Yoda and Senator Bail Organa (Jimmy Smits) of Alderaan aboard Organa's ship, the Tantive IV. Obi-Wan returns to Coruscant, where he and Yoda discover that every Jedi in the Jedi Temple has been murdered, even the children. Obi-Wan sends a beacon to all surviving Jedi, instructing them to scatter across the galaxy and remain in hiding. A heartbroken Obi-Wan then watches a security hologram revealing that the assassin, Darth Vader, is actually Anakin. Subsequently, Obi-Wan and Yoda split up to confront the two Sith Lords: Obi-Wan to fight Vader and Yoda to battle Palpatine. Obi-Wan wishes to fight Sidious to avoid having to kill his best friend, but Yoda insists that Obi-Wan is not strong enough to fight the new Emperor of the galaxy, and would have to accept that the Anakin he knows no longer exists, having been "consumed by Darth Vader."

Unaware of his former Padawan's location, Obi-Wan visits Padmé and explains to her what Vader has done. Padmé refuses to believe him, and will not reveal Vader's whereabouts, knowing that Obi-Wan will attempt to kill him. At this point, Obi-Wan realizes Padmé is pregnant with Vader's child and tells her he is sorry for what he is about to do. Padmé sets out to the Mustafar system to confront her husband herself, and Obi-Wan secretly stows away in her ship.

Arriving on Mustafar, Padmé confronts Vader and realizes with horror that Obi-Wan had been telling the truth. When Obi-Wan emerges from Padmé's ship, an enraged Vader immediately suspects that Padmé has betrayed him and uses the dark side of the Force to choke her into unconsciousness. Obi-Wan and Vader then fight a furious lightsaber duel, which ends with Obi-Wan severing Vader's legs and left arm in midair. As Vader lies defeated, he shouts to Obi-Wan that he hates him, to which Obi-Wan, in tears, responds, "You were my brother, Anakin. I loved you." Vader then slides too close to a lava flow and catches fire, almost burning to death. Unable to bring himself to deliver a fatal blow, Obi-Wan retrieves his former apprentice's lightsaber and returns to the shuttle, leaving Vader to die. However, Vader holds onto his life long enough to be rescued by Palpatine, who rebuilds him as the black armor-clad cyborg first seen in the original trilogy. Obi-Wan senses Vader's grief for Padmé from afar, and realises Vader is still alive.

Obi-Wan watches helplessly as Padmé loses the will to live, although physically healthy, and dies after giving birth to twins. Luke is put on Tatooine with Owen Lars (Joel Edgerton), Anakin's stepbrother, and Obi-Wan agrees to look after him in secret; Luke's twin sister Leia, meanwhile, is adopted by Bail Organa. Yoda, unsuccessful in his confrontation with Palpatine, then tells Obi-Wan that he has more training for him: Qui-Gon's spirit will teach him how to retain his identity through the Force and commune with the living after death. The film ends as Obi-Wan gives the infant Luke to Lars and his wife Beru (Bonnie Piesse), and disappears into the distance.

[edit] Expanded universe

Obi-Wan Kenobi appears extensively in the Star Wars "Expanded Universe" of comic books, novels, and video games. This material portrays the events in the character's life outside of the six films.

[edit] Television

Obi-Wan is a major character in the animated microseries Star Wars: Clone Wars and the CGI animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which both cover the period between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. It is also revealed that he is granted a seat on the Jedi Council during this time. Obi-Wan is voiced by James Arnold Taylor in both versions.

Among Obi-Wan's adventures in the microseries are a battle with the Intergalactic Banking Clan and an air strike on the planet Rattatak. In the microseries' final episode, he and Anakin are sent to the Outer Rim of the galaxy, a journey that climaxes in a quest to save the planet Nelvaan from the Techno Union.

[edit] Novels

Many Expanded Universe novels detail Obi-Wan's exploits before, during, and after the six films.

Obi-Wan's life prior to The Phantom Menace is portrayed mostly in Jude Watson's Jedi Apprentice and Jedi Quest series. The Jedi Apprentice books follow his adventures as Qui-Gon Jinn's Padawan. Notable events in the series include battling the Dark Jedi Xanatos, falling in love with fellow Padawan Siri Tachi, and going on his first independent mission. As for the relationship between him and Siri, she is killed during the Clone Wars; after Obi-Wan is killed by Darth Vader and becomes one with the force, he meets Siri and she promises that they can now be together and that she will always be by his side. The Jedi Quest books detail his adventures with Anakin in the years leading up to Attack of the Clones.

His heroism just before and during the Clone Wars is portrayed in novels such as Outbound Flight, The Approaching Storm, and The Cestus Deception.

Obi-Wan's life between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope is, so far, portrayed mostly in Jude Watson's The Last of the Jedi series. Set roughly a year after the fall of the Republic, the series follows Obi-Wan as he seeks out possible survivors of the Great Jedi Purge, most notably Anakin's former rival, Ferus Olin. The books also portray Obi-Wan adjusting to life as a hermit on Tatooine, and quietly watching over the infant Luke Skywalker. He also discovers that Vader is still alive after seeing him on the Holonet, the galaxy's official news source.

Obi-Wan appears in spirit form in many novels set after the destruction of the Empire in Return of the Jedi. In The Truce at Bakura, he appears to Luke to warn him about the threat presented by the Ssi-ruuk; in The Lost City of the Jedi, he guides Luke to the titular city on Yavin IV; in Heir to the Empire, meanwhile, he bids farewell to Luke, explaining that he must abandon his spiritual form to "move on" to a new, higher plane of consciousness. Before parting, Luke tells him that Obi-Wan was like a father to him, to which Obi-Wan replies that he loved Luke like a son.

[edit] Video games

Obi-Wan appears in many video games. He is a playable character in all four Lego Star Wars video games, Battlefront II, and Renegade Squadron of the Battlefront series. He is also the lead character in Star Wars: Obi-Wan. The older version, Ben Kenobi, is only playable in Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy and The Complete Saga, Renegade Squadron, and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed in multiplayer mode. He also appears in Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Jedi Alliance, Star Wars: Jedi Power Battles and Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Lightsaber Duels as a playable character.

[edit] Comic books

In the comic book series Star Wars: Republic, Obi-Wan faces many grave threats while fighting against the Separatists. Among other notable storylines, he is kidnapped and tortured by Dooku's minion Asajj Ventress before being rescued by Anakin ("Hate & Fear"), and apprehends corrupted Jedi Master Quinlan Vos ("The Dreadnaughts of Rendili"). Throughout the series, he grows increasingly wary of Palpatine's designs on the Republic—and his influence on Anakin.

In the non-canon story "Old Wounds", set a few years after the events of Revenge of the Sith, Obi-Wan confronts a resurrected Darth Maul on Tatooine to protect Luke Skywalker. The duel ends when Owen Lars shoots and kills Maul; he then warns Obi-Wan to stay away from his nephew. Through the Force, Obi-Wan reassures Luke that he will be there for him when needed.

[edit] Cultural impact

The character is loosely inspired by General Makabe Rokurōta, a character from The Hidden Fortress played by Toshirō Mifune, whom series creator George Lucas also considered casting as Obi-Wan.[5] Mad magazine parodied the original film under the title Star Roars and included a character named "Oldie Von Moldie"; a grizzled 97-year-old whose lightsaber runs on an extension cord. The Shanghai nightclub shown in the beginning of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is called "Club Obi-Wan" because George Lucas wrote both the Star Wars and Indiana Jones Series. A real bar/club by this name existed in the Xihai district of Beijing, China but closed in the summer of 2010. The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! episode "Star Koopa", being a spoof of Star Wars, also had its own parody of Obi-Wan Kenobi called Obi-Wan Toadi. The 1998 Animaniacs episode "Star Warners", which spoofed Star Wars, featured Slappy Squirrel portraying a parody of Obi-Wan Kenobi as "Slappy Wanna Nappy". In the Family Guy episode "Blue Harvest", Obi-Wan is parodied by the character Herbert. In the short film Thumb Wars Obi-Wan is parodied as the character Oobedoob Benubi. In the film his full name is Oobedoob Scooby-Doobi Benubi, "the silliest name in the galaxy". In the 1977 Star Wars parody Hardware Wars, Obi-Wan is parodied by the character "Augie Ben Doggie".

In French Internet subculture, "Obi-Wan Kenobi" became an expression meaning "your question does not make sense", and is said when one does not know what to answer but wants to respond in an amusing way. It was popularised by Les Guignols de l'info, which made a parody of the French version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? in which for every question, the fourth choice was invariably "Obi-Wan Kenobi" (and the question invariably nonsense). Humorous multiple choice questionnaires made on the internet since often featured an "Obi-Wan Kenobi" option.

Television tropes[6] uses Obi-Wan's name for the archetype mentor figure.

In 2003, the American Film Institute selected Obi-Wan Kenobi as the 37th greatest movie hero of all time.[7] He was also listed as IGN's third greatest Star Wars character,[8] as well as one of UGO Networks's favorite heroes of all time.[9]

In 2004 the Council of the Commune Lubicz in Poland passed a resolution giving the name Obi-Wan Kenobi to one of the streets in Grabowiec, a small village near Toruń.[10] The street was named in 2005. The spelling of the street name, Obi-Wana Kenobiego is the genitive form of the noun in the Polish language: the street of Obi-Wan Kenobi. "ul." is an abbreviation of ulica, the Polish for street.[11]

[edit] See also

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[edit] References

  1. ^ "Star Wars: Q: Where's Obi-Wan's home ...". Official Star Wars Twitter. Twitter. August 14, 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-20.
  2. ^ "The Phantom Menace Script". Retrieved 2008-10-05.
  3. ^ Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Novelization, 1st edition paperback, 1999. Terry Brooks, George Lucas, ISBN 0-345-43411-0
  4. ^ Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Novelization, 2003. R. A. Salvatore, ISBN-X
  5. ^ Star Wars DVD audio commentary
  6. ^ "The Obi Wan - Television Tropes & Idioms". Retrieved 2010-12-27.
  7. ^ "AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes and Villains". Retrieved 2010-05-21.
  8. ^ "Obi-Wan Kenobi is #3.". IGN. Retrieved 6 December 2010.
  9. ^ UGO Team (January 21, 2010). "Best Heroes of All Time". UGO Networks. Retrieved April 3, 2011.
  10. ^ resolution No. XXVIII/373/04
  11. ^ An interview with Leszek Budkiewicz, who lives on the street, and who (being the Council member himself) managed to convince the Council to name the street after Obi-Wan Kenobi.





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"Billy" Eduard Albert Meier (February 3, 1937) is a citizen of Switzerland who claims to be a UFO contactee and prophet. He is also the source of many controversial UFO photographs, which he states are evidence of his encounters. Meier reports regular contact with extraterrestrials he calls the Plejaren (aliens from beyond the Pleiades) describing them as humanoid Nordic aliens.

A farmer born in the town of Bülach in the Swiss Lowlands, Eduard "Billy" Meier's claimed his first extraterrestrial contacts occurred in 1942 at the age of five with an elderly extraterrestrial human man named Sfath.[1] Contacts with Sfath lasted until 1953. From 1953 to 1964, Meier's contacts continued with an extraterrestrial human woman named Asket.[2] Meier says that after an eleven year break, contacts resumed again (beginning on January 28, 1975) with an extraterrestrial human woman named Semjase[3] the granddaughter of Sfath.

In his teens, Meier joined the French Foreign Legion but says he soon left and returned home. He traveled extensively around the world pursuing spiritual exploration, covering some forty-two countries over twelve years. In 1965 he lost his left arm in a bus accident in Turkey. In 1966 he met and married a Greek woman, Kalliope, with whom he h

Beginning in 1975, Meier says he began his official contacts ("official" in that evidence was to be provided publicly, unlike earlier contacts), communicating both directly (face-to-face) and by telepathy with a core group of the Pleiadians/Plejaren, or Errans as he also refers to them (Erra being their home planet), who gave their names as "Ptaah", "Semjase",[9] "Quetzal" and "Pleja",[10] among numerous others. According to Meier himself in the video documentary 'Contact', he says that his first contact with extraterrestrials began on January 28, 1975.[11]

These visitors reportedly hail from the Plejares star system which is beyond the Pleiades and in a dimension that is a fraction of a second in the future from our own (an alternate timeline). These Plejaren have allegedly afforded Meier a more interesting sampling of evidence than that derived from most such encounters, including highly detailed photography, videos, multi-toned sound recordings, the temporary use of a weapon which he employed for trial on a nearby tree, and metal alloy samples.[12]

Meier claimed the visitors charged him with certain informational and consciousness-raising tasks.[13] As he undertook this mission, he met with a great deal of scorn and derision in addition to (according to his center) twenty-one assassination attempts. Some of these were allegedly initiated by hostile extraterrestrial entities and subsequently defeated largely through the intervention of his Plejaren friends.[14] Meier was uncomfortable with the megalomaniacal associations some would attach to his role as a representative (such as use of the term "prophet", e.g.) but he undertook the effort nonetheless.

In 1975 Meier established the Freie Interessengemeinschaft für Grenz- und Geisteswissenschaften und Ufologiestudien ("Free Community of Interests for the Fringe and Spiritual Sciences and UFOlogical Studies"), or FIGU, a non-profit organization for the benefit of researchers into this field, and headquartered it at the Semjase Silver Star Center.[15]

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Meier claims that he was instructed to transcribe his conversations with the various extraterrestrials, some of which have been published in the German language. These books are referred to as the Contact Notes (or Contact Reports). Currently, there are ten published volumes of the Contact Reports (titled Plejadisch-Plejarische Kontaktberichte). Some of the Contact Reports were translated into English, extensively edited and expurgated, and published in the out-of-print four-volume set Message From The Pleiades by Meier case investigator Wendelle Stevens.

Meier's discussions with the Plejarens are highly detailed and wide-ranging, dealing with subjects ranging from spirituality and the afterlife to the dangers of mainstream religions, human history, science and astronomical phenomena, ecology and environmental dangers, in addition to prophecies of future historic trends and events.

An additional aspect of the Meier case is the highly controversial book the Talmud Jmmanuel. It is said to be the translation of ancient Aramaic scrolls that were discovered by Meier and a colleague in Jerusalem in 1963. The book claims to be the original teachings and life events of the man named Jmmanuel (called Jesus Christ by historians and Christians). Extensive study has been made of the book by James Deardorff.

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as three children. The nickname "Billy" came by way of an American friend who thought Meier's cowboy style of dress reminded her of "Billy the Kid". This anecdote was told by Meier himself in an interview with Bob Zanotti of Swiss Radio International in June, 1982. (BZ, 1/08).

Meier has accumulated a large collection of controversial photographs showing alleged spaceships (called beamships) as well as alleged extraterrestrials (humanoids called the Plejaren). Meier says that the Plejaren gave him permission to photograph [4] and film their beamships in order to produce some of the evidence for extraterrestrial visitation.[5] Meier's claims are both believed and disputed by UFO skeptics and enthusiasts.[6][7][8]




Michael Horn has been researching the Billy Meier UFO Contacts for over 25 years and is now the authorized representative for the book on the Meier case, And Yet They Fly . Though he has long been fascinated with the amazing photos, films, and other still irreproducible physical evidence, Michael's main focus since 1988 has been on Meier's prophetically accurate scientific and world event-related information, published from 1 to more than 25 years in advance of terrestrial discovery or occurrence. Because of the abundance and impeccable accuracy of Meier's material, and the failure of professional skeptics and debunkers to duplicate any of Meier's hard evidence, Michael has concluded that Meier's credibility is unequaled by any other source, past or present.;_ylt=A0oGdX9U7OROXAUAY.al87UF;_ylc=X1MDOTU4MTA0NjkEX3IDMgRhbwNhbwRjc3JjcHZpZANyMlJOVFVvR2RUQmEwR2lPVHFSQmRRS19UUGVwWTA3azdFNEFCNk5oBGZyA3NsdjgtYXR0BGZyMgNzYnRuBG5fZ3BzAzEwBG9yaWdpbgNzeWMEcHFzdHIDIk1pY2hhZWwgSG9ybiIEcXVlcnkDIk1pY2hhZWwgSG9ybiIEc2FvAzIEdG9TdHJpbmcDW29iamVjdCBPYmplY3RdBHZhbHVlT2YDdXJhLWZ1bGxbeXVpXzNfM18wXzJfMTMyMzYyNTU1NjY1MDE0XQR2dGVzdGlkA1ZJUDAyMw--?p=%22Michael%20Horn%22&fr=slv8-att&fr2=sfp&pqstr=%22Michael%20Horn%22



Date: Sunday, December 12-11-11

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Host John B Wells welcomes American media representative for ET
contactee BILLY MEIER, MICHAEL HORN. He'll discuss details about Planet
X, chemtrails, volcanoes, a pending San Francisco earthquake, the
world's financial crisis, peak oil, as well as recent confirmations of
MEIER's prophecies.


MICHAEL HORN promises a "no-holds barred, scorched Earth policy" and to
deliver a "radical paradigm belief shift" for tonight's exciting,
highly-charged and emotional "Coast 2 Coast AM" show in which
"UFOlogists" will be taken to the town square and "beaten to a bloody
pulp" with Pleiadian TRUTH, prophecies and insights!

ABSOLUTELY NO MERCY will be shown nor spared to those so-called "alien
abductees," certain retired USAF captains claiming "creepy critters"
running amok in their "critter-infested" apartment and the UFO
community's continued curious claims of "chasing lights in the sky!"

HORN emphatically states that instead of focusing on "the single most
important and ONLY legitimate and verified UFO contactee case in the
history of Mankind," many in the UFO community are instead opting to
become "village idiots seeking their 15 minutes of fame and shame"
falsely claiming all sorts of "alien encounters!"

ONLY when Michael Horn hears a collective cry and sigh from the UFO
community of, "UNCLE!" will he finally relent and compassionately ease
up on UFOlogy!

THIS is the "must tune-in" show of the year to listen in on ... heart
palpitations and skyrocketing blood pressure readings are sure to follow
for the UFO True Believer ... "I WANT TO BELIEVE!"



To: The General UFO Community

"HATER" MICHAEL HORN on "Coast to Coast AM!"

FLASH ALERT: Feel free to call in and tell MICHAEL HORN about all of
YOUR sightings and ET contacts at ECETI!

For people who don't know MICHAEL, he has a long desultory, disgusting
history of filthy LIES and despicable DECEPTIONS making a furious flurry
of asinine assumptions and outrageous accusations completely withOUT
merit. His hidden agenda of intrigue, subterfuge and skullduggery is to
establish BILLY MEIER as the ONLY "true prophet of God" or spirit form

The obvious problem here is what do we do with ALL of the other
THOUSANDS of contactees, pictures, video, eyewitnesses, etc.?! It is
almost hilarious to listen to MICHAEL's futile, ridiculous attempts.
Always BEWARE of exclusivity and disempowerment!

And, DON'T forget that the "photo" of Pleiadian astronaut SEMJASE is
actually a go-go dancer and singer named MICHELLE DELLA FAVE from "The

and "Dingaling Sisters" who appeared on the old "Dean Martin Variety
Show" from 1969-1973!

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