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Three Spaceships Landing on Planet X… and other COSMIC ART

December 9, 2017

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Original Art created in Photoshop, WINPLOT, GIMP and Paint-dot-net…

all four programs used…

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California was part of Mexico from 1760 to 1849 when gold was discovered and we became part of the USA. Texas was part of Mexico too. So when Trump wants to build a wall to keep the Mexicans out, he is 250 years too late…

December 2, 2017

 

Most of the cities of California were founded by a Catholic Priest called Junipero Serra. That’s why we have Spanish Names… San Jose was named for Saint Joseph… San Francisco was named for Saint Francis of Assisi… The Ciudad de Los Angeles=The City of the Angels… He rode north from Mexico on El Camino Real(the Royal Road) and built a Mission one days ride apart going up the coast… San Diego, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Monterrey all were Mexican towns originally.

 

In Texas, El Paso(The pass), Amarillo(yellow) and the Rio Grande(big river) have Spanish names.

It makes a lot more sense to be friends with Mexicans than to build a wall to keep them out.

http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/10/california-was-part-of-mexico-from-1760.html

A Brief History of the Vietnam War. 58,000 American Soldiers Died for Nothing…

December 2, 2017

During the 1950s Americans went into a Panic about Communists taking over the world. We built thousands of Nuclear Missiles and fallout shelters. The US Congress had witch hunts (Joe McCarthy-HUAC) to expose Commies who worked in The Hollywood Movie business and blacklisted folksingers that were leading our young people astray with anti-war songs. During the height of this hysteria Vice President Richard Nixon went on Television and explained “the Domino Principle”
while pointing to a map of Asia. His theory was that one by one those countries over there would turn Commie and soon they would take over Mexico and threaten the American Way of Life. Soon, President Eisenhower and Kennedy sent advisors to help the South Vietnamese soldiers fight the North Vietnamese soldiers. Then President Johnson sent even More American Soldiers to fight the Viet Cong. Then President Nixon continued the War for another 5 years before eventually he decided to allow the South Vietnamese to fight their own war and we left. Quickly the South lost and thousands of Boat People fled South Vietnam because they thought they would be killed.
As it turned out, The Domino Principle was false. Communism did not take over the world. The entire war was a waste of lives and money.

The main reason we ended the Vietnam War was the huge protest movement against the war. Lead by Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin of the Yippies, The Students for a Democratic Society and The Weatherman staged immense protest marches expressing the desire of the American People to end the war. Eventually the US government got the message…

Ho Chi Minh was the heroic leader of North Vietnam. He successfully threw out the French Colonialists and The Americans. He reunited his country and Vietnamese people ruled Vietnam.

The Vietnam War inspired many anti-war protest songs. Country Joe and the Fish’s “Fixing to Die Rag”, Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant, The Door’s “Unknown Soldier.and “Where Have all the Flowers Gone” and “Big Muddy” by Pete Seeger…

Then the Draft (forcing people to go fight in wars) ended and we were at Peace for Ten Years…

Many corporations profited from the War in Vietnam including Dow Chemical, Monsanto and Hughes Aircraft. The Government bought a lot of Napalm, Agent Orange and Helicopters.
Some say that corporations had President Kennedy Assassinated because he was going to end the war and they wouldn’t reap the profits…

President Lyndon Johnson was the main promoter of the Vietnam War. He is the one that changed from sending advisors to sending combat troops. Even after it became obvious that we could not win he continued to send more combat troops because he did not want to be the first President to lose a war. Robert McNamara was the Secretary of Defense at the beginning of the war and then he quit because all his experts said that we could not win. At one point, Barry Goldwater (The Republican Candidate for President) recommended dropping Atomic Bombs on Hanoi but he lost the Election to LBJ and we never dropped any. We did drop an astonishing amount of traditional bombs, Napalm
(jellied gasoline) and Agent Orange (a defoliant). That killed about two million Vietnamese people. Since they were fighting in defense of their own country they were able to outlast the Americans because they were interested in winning. The American public became opposed to the war in such numbers that eventually Richard Nixon ended the war. At one point, Nixon was so afraid of the protesters that he encircled the White House with Buses parked end to end so that people could not jump over the fence and attack. One protest march walked from the Lincoln Memorial in DC to the Pentagon in Virginia and encircled it. The plan was to hold hands, sing and chant until the Pentagon levitated into the air vibrated and collapsed into a pile of rubble. This march was documented in the Norman Mailer book “Armies of the Night”.

Many thanks to all who protested the war as we saved countless lives. Including my own.
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I participated in “The Moratorium” anti-Vietnam War protest march in San Francisco. We had protest marches that day in every city in the USA. At my high school we chartered a bus and many students rode from Los Gatos, California to San Francisco. The march ended at the Polo Fields in Golden Gate Park.There was a vast sea of people and The Beatles song “Come Together” was playing on the public address system when I walked over the hill leading to the field. I felt a feeling of “Oneness” with the crowd. It’s emotionally valid to be in favor of good and opposed to evil. The Vietnam War was pure evil. We cut school to participate in this protest march but the principal of our High School did not assign any punishment for our missing class. He told us to figure out for ourselves the meaning of not getting assigned detention. (he was proud of us for risking punishment in support of
our beliefs.)
I participated in a Candlelight March down Main Street in Los Gatos with my parents. I also collected signatures on an Anti-War petition from passers-by in front of the Post Office in Los Gatos. One man who was in favor of the war gave my father a book for me. “You can Trust the Communists” was the title and it’s contents explained the justification for the war.

The Movie “The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming” documents in a humorous way the PANIC Attack of the USA about Global Communism and the threat to our way of life. ALSO, “Doctor Strangelove” ridiculed the Pro War people… Both movies are worth watching. “Team America: World Police” is a more recent mockery.
Ironically, during the 1960s most Americans were in favor of the war because they believed in obedience. The concept was that if the government told them to do something that people should simply do what they are told. During the late 1960s there was a global awakening and people started
to think for themselves and question authority.

I protested against the war in Vietnam not only because it was pure evil but also to save my own life. I turned 18 in 1972 and registered for the draft but was NOT asked to go to war. I missed the war by exactly ONE year. Thanks to Jane Fonda, Joan Baez, Peter Paul and Mary, John Lennon and the millions of other people who protested the war. “All We are Saying, is Give Peace a Chance” …

http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/11/a-brief-history-of-vietnam-war-58000.html

How I meditate. I Lie down in a quiet room and close my eyes. I Look at what I see and pay attention to the patterns behind my closed eyelids.

December 2, 2017

I Focus on my breathing. Breathe very deeply and constantly.
This causes a great deal of oxygen in the body. Including my brain.
I feel tingling on my extremities, my nose and cheeks.
If they itch, I take a moment to scratch instead of paying attention to the itching…
If I’m breathing thru my mouth, I pay attention to the wind on my tongue and lips.
If I’m breathing thru my nose I can feel wind inside my nostrils and on my moustache.
This technique requires that I pay attention to many things at once.
My Eye-Closed Visuals, My Breathing, The Mantras and The Thoughts flowing thru My Imagination.
In “Real Life”, Multitasking does not work. Here it’s a technique I use to free my mind…
and visit altered states of consciousness…
Silently say these mantras… changing them at will… Make up new ones as they appear…
When I notice thoughts, I either pay attention to them if they are worthy and try to control their flow…
OR…
I ignore them, send them away and return my attention to my visuals, my mantras and my breathing.
This technique is part of an Idea Mining Practice… Hoping to Harvest New Concepts for Art, Lyrics and Tales…

[Inhale]…My Mind…[Exhale][Inhale]…is completely Relaxed…[Exhale]
[Inhale]…My Body…[Exhale][Inhale]…is completely Relaxed…[Exhale]
[Inhale]…I’m going deeper…[Exhale][Inhale]…and deeper…[Exhale]
[Inhale]…I’m going deeper…[Exhale][Inhale]…and deeper…[Exhale]
[Inhale]…Into a Hypnotic…[Exhale][Inhale]…Trance…[Exhale]{REPEAT}

[Inhale]…I can fly… [Exhale][Inhale]…I can fly… [Exhale]
[Inhale]…I leave my body [Exhale][Inhale]…and reach for the sky [Exhale]{REPEAT}

[Inhale]…OOBE…[Exhale][Inhale]…Doobie…[Exhale]{REPEAT}

[Inhale]…BE… [Exhale] [Inhale]… HERE… [Exhale] [Inhale]…NOW… [Exhale]
[Inhale]…BE… [Exhale] [Inhale]… HERE… [Exhale] [Inhale]…NOW… [Exhale]{REPEAT}

When thinking the words “Be Here Now” focus on the meaning of each words and experience them…
For example: When focusing on them experience the experience of existing…
Realize that I am Here, right Now.

[Inhale]…When I Sleep…[Exhale][Inhale]…I will Dream…[Exhale]
[Inhale]…I Will Visit…[Exhale][Inhale]…An Art Gallery…[Exhale]
[Inhale]…I Will Remember…[Exhale][Inhale]…The Images…[Exhale]
[Inhale]…and Use Them…[Exhale][Inhale]…In My Own Work…[Exhale]
[Inhale]…I Will Read…[Exhale][Inhale]…An Imaginary Book…[Exhale]
[Inhale]…I Will Remember…[Exhale][Inhale]…The Words…[Exhale]
[Inhale]…and Use Them…[Exhale][Inhale]…In My Own Work…[Exhale]{REPEAT}

Hare KRSNA, Hare KRSNA, KRSNA KRSNA, Hare Hare, Hare RAMA,
Hare RAMA, RAMA RAMA, Hare Hare,
Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, Christmas Christmas, Merry Merry,
Marijuana, Marijuana, Juana Juana, Merry Merry {REPEAT}

The Doors of Perception are Opening to Reveal Enlightenment.
Not Peppermint, Not Spearmint but Enlightenment…
Zoom… Zoom… Zoom… in my four cornered room.
Outer Space Whoosh Whoosh Music is the best.
Why Not? What IF? Where can we go? What Exactly is Possible?

[Inhale]…OM…[Exhale][Inhale]…OM…[Exhale][Inhale]…OM…[Exhale][Inhale]…OM…[Exhale]
[Inhale]…HOME…[Exhale][Inhale]…HOME…[Exhale][Inhale]…HOME…[Exhale]

[Inhale]…My Body…[Exhale][Inhale]…Will Feel No Pain…[Exhale]

http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/11/how-i-meditate-i-lie-down-in-quiet-room.html

I oppose the US war against the Philippine Islands. Bombing people causes the survivors to join anti US groups.

August 8, 2017

Why don’t we just let those people over there solve their own problems? We don’t need to help ISIS with their recruiting drive… DUH.

It reminds me of Endless War in George Orwell’s book 1984. We already have Endless War in Afghanistan already, why start another futile bombing crusade? It’s all just a marketing trick to help defense contractors sell useless stuff to the Pentagon. That’s why we armed ISIS in the first place. OOPS, it was an accident. Now we can bomb people in the name of Freedom. What a racket.

I read twitter for the first time and it seems like everyone is arguing and calling each other names… Gee, I’ll never look at that again…

August 8, 2017

It’s unpleasant and pointless. They were refighting the Vietnam War and ridiculing Senator Blumenthal for joining the reserves… Who could possibly care 50 years later? Why can’t we all get along? I guess that twitter is designed to be used by Generation X people… I’m glad that I’m old and won’t have to live in a world run by them. I don’t like their RAP Music either.

Here, you can see what I mean by following this link. It’s all just Yadda Yadda Yadda… https://twitter.com/SenBlumenthal/status/894550621038059521

State Dept. Declines to use $80 million in funds to fight Russian Propaganda. I guess it’s up to bloggers like me to fight the good fight.

August 5, 2017

Remember, if the story is from RT, FOX or Sputnik… It’s very likely to be FALSE. Beware of their “news” because they are trying to brainwash you… That’s how Trump became Putin’s Puppet. Donald Trump is a victim of MKULTRA style Soviet Mind Control program. OOPS, Just Joking!

“Rex Tillerson Rejects $80 Million From Congress to Fight Russian Propaganda Because It Would Anger Moscow.”
http://www.newsweek.com/rex-tillerson-rejects-80m-congress-fight-russian-propaganda-because-it-would-645554

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/02/politics/tillerson-extremism-funds-russia/index.html

Do we really want to hand over control of our computer systems to a Russian Businessman?

August 5, 2017

Supposedly Kaspersky’s early KGB training ended when he started his own business but… What IF… What if Putin asked Kaspersky to upload a ransomware style attack on the USA? As a bargaining chip in the Sanctions debate… We recently saw an attack on the Ukraine with a virus that pretended to be ransomware but was actually just designed to destroy data… Frankly, I recommend buying your antivirus software from an American Company… Norton, PC-Matic or McAfey…

An anti virus program has access to all sections of your computer and receives frequent updates. This is the basic definition of a Trojan Horse. Here is a free gift from Mr. Kaspersky…

https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/26/kaspersky-lab-releases-free-antivirus-software-in-global-push/?ncid=mobilenavtrend

I saw Eugene Kaspersky on TV being interviewed by MSNBC… He seems like a nice man and appears to be trustworthy. However, he does live in Moscow and that’s because he is a Russian Patriot. He could live anywhere in the world and manage his business online but… He has selected Moscow because it’s a great city! He could live in Tahiti, Monaco or NYC or even LA but those locations do not appeal to him.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_Kaspersky

What IF… Well, it’s simply too late to worry about this because his programs are already installed on Millions of Computers… Have a nice day.

How I Meditate. It’s easy to do and It improves mental health… AND… It Accelerates Global Awakening!

July 22, 2017

I lie down and close my eyes. Then I focus my attention on my breathing. Slow deep breaths with a silent verbal statement during each breath.

For Example:

[Inhale] My mind is completely relaxed  [Exhale] … [Inhale] My body is completely relaxed [Exhale] …  [Inhale] I’m going deeper and deeper into a Hypnotic Trance [Exhale] … [Inhale] God… [Exhale] …  [Inhale] Make me a Channel of thy peace [Exhale] … [Inhale] Where there is Sickness may I bring Health [Exhale] … [Inhale] God… [Exhale] … [Inhale] God… [Exhale] … [Inhale] God… [Exhale] …  [Inhale] God… [Exhale] … [Inhale] God… [Exhale] … [Inhale] God… [Exhale] …  [Inhale] God… [Exhale] … [Inhale] God… [Exhale] … [Inhale] God… [Exhale] …

and then repeat the entire prayer again and again…

Sometimes I ask God What I should write on my Blog… Looking for divine inspiration for these words… seeking a little wisdom to share… Then I type my Ideas into the internet for people to read and share…

other times I ask God What should I do with my Art programs? Looking for basic concepts to express using Potatoshop?

Sometimes I fall asleep and have Colorful Dreams where I go visit an Art Gallery and see Imaginary Paintings…

It is possible to do this style of Meditation while walking. Focus your attention on your breathing, think positive uplifting thoughts and thank God for this wonderful world. Choose your own God to thank. [Inhale] thank you  [Exhale] [Inhale] thank you  [Exhale] [Inhale] thank you  [Exhale] [Inhale] thank you  [Exhale] [Inhale] thank you  [Exhale] Watch where you are going and observe the beautiful flowers and trees… they are your brothers and sisters… Observe the beautiful rivers, oceans and the morning dew on the trees… we are mostly water and it’s healing to view water… or swim… Some people find the Mantra “OM” is a powerful word. It rhymes with HOME but it’s a word in a language that’s not English. Ram Dass recommends Mantras written in Sanskrit but I find that they are confusing… He meditates by repeating “RAM” while paying attention to his breathing… That doesn’t work for me because RAM in English stands for Random Access Memory – a computer term or a Brand name of a TRUCK or a male sheep or goat… It doesn’t do me any good to focus my thoughts on a BIG TRUCK… SO, I choose my own Mantra… “Thank You” works for me.

If your current God turns out to be a disaster then fire that God and find a different one that works! There are over one million different Gods in Hinduism alone. and… there are Many different Religions or lack of Religions in practice in the world today. Do you worship Money? Is that working out? Do you currently worship Jesus or Allah? Well, those paths work just fine for many people but… if they are leading you to chronic unhappiness then simply stop doing that. Just Stop with the self inflicted punishment and choose something else. What about worshipping a plant or worshipping ALL plants and ALL animals? We are all one big happy family… Try dancing around a campfire at night while playing the drums… Might work!

 

How to hack a US Senator’s Contact via email form. That way you can express your opinion to Many Senators. Up to 100…

July 17, 2017

Pretend to be a real voter in their state by using a valid street address. They have to believe that you are a real voter if the street address is valid.

Look up a valid street address using Google Maps Street View and the USPS zip code lookup.  Many of the forms check for a valid zip code and reject opinions from non voters.  Simply put the little golden man on a street in the appropriate state and presto-changeo an address appears in the upper left hand corner of the screen… Then copy and paste that address into the USPS webpage…

https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

https://www.google.com/maps

https://tools.usps.com/go/ZipLookupAction!input.action
Find your House of Representatives Contact Form Using this link.
http://www.house.gov/representatives/

Trump uses the “BUT MOMMY, EVERYBODY’S DOING IT” excuse for Junior’s bad behavior.

July 17, 2017

That excuse might have worked when Junior was 5 years old but now, it’s pathetic. The ‘resident says that since Hillary met with Ukrainians, it was OK for Junior to meet with Russians. What if BOTH were wrong? Just because someone ELSE has done the same crime is no excuse.

And now I see junior on Fox TV saying that he didn’t get anything that he could use to attack Hillary with… Is he telling the Truth? Is this the complete story? Did he just happen to not mention the documents he got from the Russian Lawyer?

Nancy Pelosi Says Trump Jr. et al May Be Complicit in Espionage

“The law was violated,” House Minority Leader insists.

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/07/nancy-pelosi-trump-aides-broke-law/

People will write anything if they are paid enough… Check out this pro-nuke article by a Fellow at The Heritage Foundation… Stephen Moore

July 17, 2017

He spends half a sentence on atomic waste in this article… That’s the fatal flaw of Nuclear Power… You have to store it for thousands of years and guard it as well… We can’t have terrorists stealing the radioactive waste to build a dirty bomb.

He says: “I’m not a cheerleader for nuclear power. The storage of nuclear waste and the accidents such as Fukushima make everyone understandably nervous.” He’s Right! People ARE nervous… Nukes are dangerous!

I heard that people near Three Mile Island could Taste The Air… It tasted “Metallic”.

One thing he fails to notice is that power companies hate Nuclear power and love solar/wind. No new nukes have been built since the 1970’s and hundreds of solar/wind plants have been built… That’s reality. PG&E and SoCal Edison simply refuse to go Nuke.

Stephen Moore: Author of “Fueling Freedom: Exposing the Mad War on Energy”

http://www.qconline.com/opinion/why-do-the-greens-hate-nuclear-power/article_74619ff7-da99-5e9b-9e34-c5e3b2a6ee12.html

 

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Hexagon Drafting Template – Paper Plate Crafts Project

February 1, 2016

Fold paper plate in half, then thirds. Clip edges. Automatic ‘Snowflake’ Design template. When folded, plate looks like a slice of Pie. Handy for all Six Sided Artwork…
Star of David, Peace Sign, Atomic Danger Icon, Recycling Icon… When drawing on T-Shirts be sure to use Sharpie Felt Pen Permanent Markers.

 

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drafting-template-paper-plate-crafts-project-trace-felt-pens-vandergreg-art-gregvan-420-design-toolfold paper plate in half, ten thirds. Clip edges.
Automatic ‘Snowflake’ Design template.drafting-template-paper-plate-crafts-project-trace-felt-pens-vandergreg-art-gregvan-4201-design-tool

 

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