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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…

release all cannabis prisonersFeel free to Pirate these Images and set them free all across the internet.

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Cosmic ART, Arcata Tourism and Opinion pages… Big FUN for the Whole Family…

December 8, 2017

 

“Flower Power”, “Friends Forever and eight other psychedelic images created in digital paint programs
http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/06/flower-power-friends-forever-and-eight.html

Kinetic Sculpture Race in Eureka, CA. In the Humboldt Bay
http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/06/kinetic-sculpture-race-in-eureka-ca-in.html

Darryl Cherney and the Chernobyls play the Harvest Festival in Arcata, CA. Earth First Band.
http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/06/darryl-cherney-and-chernobyls-play.html

I oppose sending more soldiers to Afghanistan. Endless War for Profit. We have been there for many years and have never been close to winning. No one can even say what the goal is… Just an endless war with no mission. Pointless destruction…
http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/06/i-oppose-sending-more-soldiers-to.html

“Cosmic Fish Kinetic Sculpture”, “Friendly Alien” and 40 other psychedelic Images
http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/06/cosmic-fish-kinetic-sculpture-friendly.html

“No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need” by Naomi Klein – BOOK recommended by Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!
http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/06/no-is-not-enough-resisting-trumps-shock.html

Democrats Launch “Resistance Summer” Focused on Healthcare, Education & Social Security
http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/06/democrats-launch-resistance-summer.html

Picture of Colon Powell standing in front of Picasso’s Guernica… at censored press conference at United Nations before the start of Iraq War.
http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/06/colon-powell-standing-in-front-of.html

A Brief History of the Vietnam War. 58,000 Americans died for nothing…

December 6, 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.
———- (~);-} ———-
At Kent State University in Ohio 4 Students were murdered by the National Guard during an anti-war demonstration. This caused widespread outrage among the people of the USA. After all, when a species starts killing it’s children extinction is not far away. Why these 4 deaths caused more of a backlash than the thousands of soldiers dying in Vietnam is a mystery. Maybe it’s because of the Freedom of Speech guarantee of the First Amendment to the Constitution. The Night before the murder students burned down the ROTC building. (Reserve Officers Training Corps) That arson was used as the excuse for the National Guard to arm it’s men with real bullets. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young wrote a great song documenting the murder called “Ohio.”

At UC Santa Barbara students burned down the Bank of America building. That building was selected because the BofA was making a profit off the war.

The revolutionary organization “The Weathermen” blew up over 100 buildings in an attempt to “Bring the War Home”. The Idea was that if the horrors of war were happening in the USA, the public would quickly grow tired of the war and ask our leaders to end it. Eventually, that is exactly what happened. “The Weathermen” selected organizations that were enabling the war for bombing targets. No people were ever hurt by the bombings only buildings. Including the US Capitol building in Washington DC.

Muhammed Ali refused to go to war and was arrested and convicted of draft dodging. At the time he was the most famous man in the world. He was a boxer. He said: “No Vietnamese ever called me nigger”. Martin Luther King also opposed the war. So did Dr Benjamin Spock the author of the book “Baby and Child Care” which was the most popular book about how to raise children among the parents of the Baby Boom generation. Jane Fonda went to North Vietnam to visit the Army there and took many famous photographs that were printed in the newspapers worldwide. She was protesting Against the war and using her Fame as a Hollywood Movie Star to get attention to her views. Those photographs enraged people in favor of the war.

The draft had a tendency to select people who were poor. Anyone who was attending college got a student deferment. That meant that people who were too poor to afford going to college were drafted while students were excused from the war. Practically speaking, soldiers had a tendency to be Black, Hispanic or Native American. Rich people could also get a doctor to write a letter stating that their patient had medical reasons that made serving in the military impossible. For Example: Donald Trump was excused from service due to “Bone Spurs”… a medical condition that made it impossible for him to march… It’s very likely that this medical condition was totally phony and was just an excuse… A friend of mine got a deferment for having surf bumps on his feet. He couldn’t wear Army Boots…

William F Buckley was TOTALLY WRONG about the Vietnam War. He had a popular TV talk show where he would debate liberals. He was supposed to be a brilliant conservative thinker however, he was actually clueless about the war. At the time his show was on TV there were only 3 TV networks and his show was watched by millions of Americans. His opinions influenced the thinking of many “Right-Wing” Republicans. He was sort of like Rush Limbaugh or Fox TV News. A voice of the government. He believed that people should simply do what they are told. He was a skilled debater and could make seemingly believable arguments. Then these concepts were
repeated by millions of Americans… He put words in the mouth of parents that were worried that their children were running away to live in Hippie Communes and smoking Marijuana… Could it be that William F Buckley was a paid stooge of corporations that were making a profit on the war?

Walter Cronkite spoke up against the war. He was a TV News Anchorman and one of the most beloved people in America. He was regarded as a trustworthy father figure. When he came out against the war it was a sign that the people of the USA had had enough. He influenced public opinion greatly.

The “Gulf of Tonkin Incident” was fake. It was used as a reason for our involvement in Vietnam’s Civil War. It was an event that did not happen.

Barry Goldwater ran for President against Lyndon Johnson and lost. Barry believed that we could win the war by dropping Atomic Bombs on Hanoi, the capital of North Vietnam. The American people thought nuking Vietnam was a bad idea. So Johnson Won.

The Chicago Riots at the Democratic Convention: Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin of the YIPPIES! (Youth International Party) asked for a million protesters to assemble in a park in Chicago during the Convention. The Police attacked the protesters with billy clubs and the riot was televised. Chanting “The Whole World is Watching” protesters fought with police. Later there was a trial of “The Chicago 7” and they were all convicted of inciting a riot. Later on appeal they were all found
innocent and the Judge (Julius Hoffmann) of the first trial was convicted of obstruction of justice. One of the people of trial (Bobby Seal) was bound and gagged so he would not talk during the trial. A Great song by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young documents these events. It was also covered in Abbie Hoffman’s Book “Woodstock Nation”. Another great book of his was called “Steal This Book” a guide to how to live as a revolutionary in America by getting everything for free so a person did
not have to work at a job for money.

The Anti-War movement caused President Lyndon Johnson to decide to Not run for re-election. He was discouraged by constantly being blamed for the USA losing the war. Often protesters encircled the White House and chanted “Hey, Hey, LBJ. How Many Kids Did You Kill Today?” this constant noise disrupted his sleep and he decided to go home to Texas instead of running for a Second Term. When he go home he drank himself to death. It took years but he eventually died.

University of California at Berkeley was an early start of the anti-war protest movement. Mario Savio and Mark Rudd spoke at free speech rallies on campus and organized blockades of the nearby Oakland Army Recruiting facility. The rock band Country Joe and the Fish got their start playing at rallies. Joe McDonald’s parents were pro-communist sympathizers and named him after “Country” Joe Stalin. “The Fish” was a referral to the Mao Tse Tung quote: “A revolutionary swims
thru the people like a fish swims thru the sea.” They are most famous for the “Fixing to Die Rag” song shown in the movie “Woodstock.”

The invention of Television helped end the Vietnam War. For the first time people saw the horrors of war every day in their own homes. Reporters on location showed pictures of the war and the human suffering caused by bombing, napalm and agent orange. Pictures of burning civilians made even
the most Brainwashed of Conservatives Question Authority. TV revealed the lies of the government about how we were supposedly “winning” the war and that there was a “light at the end of the tunnel” and how it would all be over soon. Johnson and Nixon had a more and more difficult job of selling the War to Americans whose children were dying. Awakening Was Happening Nationwide.

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” …

Many ART pages on this blog… Like, totally trippy… my best work!

December 3, 2017

Cosmic Potatoshop Images by Gregory Vanderlaan

http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/06/fantasy-art-show-feel-free-to-pirate.html
http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/06/alien-invasion-of-blue-planet-art-space.html
http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/06/free-desktop-wallpaper-background.html
http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/06/pollen-free-desktop-wallpaper.html
http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/06/its-butterflies-and-rainbows-from-here.html
http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/06/space-exploration-is-our-destiny-simply.html
http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/06/draw-fish-using-paper-plate.html
http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/06/fun-with-potatoshop.html
http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/06/cosmic-art-show-ascii-text-art-steal.html
http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/06/ufo-ezekiels-wheel-wind-power-artwork.html
http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/06/annotated-map-of-northern-california.html
http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/06/free-wallpaper-backgrounds-trippy-leaf.html

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.
———- (~);-} ———-
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

IS TRUMP TOO INSANE TO SERVE AS PRESIDENT? Does his danger to the Human Species warrant a 25th Amendment removal?

December 2, 2017

Would a war with North Korea or Iran trigger GLOBAL ANNIHILATION by Nuclear Weapons? Would it be like totally groovy to end Human Life on this Planet Forever?
That’s what we have with a Madman in the White House…

http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/12/is-trump-too-insane-to-serve-as.html

 

 

Legalize Marijuana Nationwide and Free All the Cannabis Prisoners. We could use the extra money to pay for healthcare for all.

August 10, 2017

The USA would receive a fortune in VOLUNTARY Taxes. If you don’t smoke you wouldn’t pay a cent. We could also cut Taxpayer expenses currently wasted on Incarceration and Law Enforcement. It’s a Win-Win situation. More money going into the Treasury and Less going out.  In addition, states that have legal medical marijuana have fewer deaths due to opioid addiction. Some people simply choose the safer drug… DUH…

Who could Possibly be in Favor of keeping Cannabis Illegal?
Corporations that are in the business of incarceration.

Law Enforcement makes money by arresting people, then warehousing them in jail. While ACTUAL crime is on the wane, cannabis arrests are easy and low risk. REAL criminals are often dangerous. Cannabis Criminals are Often Stoned… and easygoing…

and… all these people depend on Prohibition for their Paycheck…

Judges, lawyers, police, bail bondsmen, prison guards, construction workers that build prisons, social workers that talk to the families left behind, involuntary rehab clinics, fertilizer salesman, grow-light salesman, realtors that rent abandoned houses to be used as farms… There is a huge industry that will have sales reduced if Marijuana is legalized…

also…

Criminals depend on Marijuana being Illegal to Protect their Profits. With Legal Marijuana, the Mexican Mafia would be in deep trouble… Are they bribing Senators and Congressmen? We do not know because that money is in cash and not traceable…

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My Best Art – A Psychedelic Freakshow by Greg Vanderlaan… See More at: http://gvan42.blogspot.com/p/my-best-art.html

Futureworld2525: a silly science fiction story… an Ecoterrorist Time Trip. Read More at: http://gvan42.blogspot.com/p/prolog-you-are-under-arrest.html

Solar Desalinization Project – Makes Pure Water, Salt and Electricity. When the Steam cools, it falls from the sky as rain. Read More at: http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/07/solar-desalinization-project-makes-pure.html

Did you ever Notice Arcata, California? It’s Simply Wonderful. Experience the delight at: http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/06/did-you-ever-notice-arcata-california.html

How to fix the Waiting for Edge Chat error in the Farmville Game. DELETE COOKIES, RESTART GAME. and tips for playing Farmville. Get a Clue at: http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/06/how-to-fix-waiting-for-edge-chat-error.html

Be Aware of Propaganda: “The Bottom Line with Boris” and Trump TV “Real” News. They are lying to you. Read more at: http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/08/be-aware-of-propaganda-bottom-line-with.html

Now is the time to tell your Senators that you want to FIX Obamacare or start Single Payer Medicare for all. Read More at: http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/07/now-is-time-to-tell-your-senators-that.html

Our war in Afghanistan has increased the production of opium therefore increasing US deaths due to heroin overdoses. Read More at: http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/08/our-war-in-afghanistan-has-increased.html

How to hack a US Senator’s Contact via email form. That way you can express your opinion to Many Senators. Up to 100… Read More At: http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/07/how-to-hack-us-senators-contact-via.html

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Trump’s Place in History is Now Secure. He signed the Russian Sanctions Bill despite Putin’s Anger.
Great Job, Donald. Like JFK and going to the Moon or MLK and the “I Have a Dream Speech”, Donald Trump will forever be remembered for the Russian Sanctions Bill that punishes them for meddling with our Presidential election in 2016. http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/08/trumps-place-in-history-is-now-secure.html
“Make America Hate Again” – It’s ABSURD to Blame Immigrants for all our troubles….

The Federal Police force called ICE is stopping and questioning anyone who looks like an illegal alien. That means Latinos… Including people that were born in the USA. Including people who’s Great Great Great Grandfathers were born in the USA. http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/08/make-america-hate-again-blame.html


Legalize Marijuana Nationwide bill introduced in the US Senate. Honorable Cory Booker author. http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/08/legalize-marijuana-nationwide-bill.html

People will write anything if they are paid enough… Check out this pro-nuke article by a Fellow at The Heritage Foundation… Stephen Moore… http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/07/people-will-write-anything-if-they-are.html

A collection of my best art is on Google Image Search keyword “vandergreg”…
My webstore is at zazzle.com/gregvan… Here is a link to my art: http://tinyurl.com/ycqp4sck
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Anonymous Mask. Why not be different? Make your own and become a Nom Nom Nom Mouse instead. Here’s How. http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/07/anonymous-mask-why-not-be-different.html

Fracking causes water pollution and health danger for people. Split Estate is a great movie documentary. It shows the dirty side of hydraulic fracturing and natural gas, an energy source the industry touts as a clean alternative to fossil fuels.

EPA chief pushing governmentwide effort to question climate change science. As if we could just talk away global warming… The Trump administration is debating whether to launch a government wide effort to question the science of climate change, an effort that critics say is an attempt to undermine the long-established consensus human activity is fueling the Earth’s rising temperatures.
Learn Secret Communication at: *#%$@**^&*$%^%.com … http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/07/learn-secret-communication-at.html

Impeach Trump protests nationwide. It’s time for GenX and Millennials to run for public office. Save us Jenna Marbles! We the people have had enough of this buffoon. What is needed is some leadership from young people. The Baby Boom Generation has ruled long enough. It’s time for us to retire and enjoy some free time. http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/07/impeach-trump-protests-nationwide-its.html

‘Blue Cheese Gone Bad’ – Penicillium roqueforti – (fiction- not one word is true)… http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/07/blue-cheese-gone-bad-penicillium.html
Alternative words for Marijuana so you can post to Facebook without Homeland Security putting you on a list… 13, M, MJ, ganja, The Nice, The Kind, Bud, hemp, hashish, boo, weed, reefer, herb, tea, grass, joint, wacky tabaky and the ever popular… medicine. Know any others? Comment…

GV: pot, Acapulco gold, Maui wowie, Panama red, bhang, cannabis, doobie, dope, ganja, loco weed, maryjane, roach, sinsemilla and “The Mule” because it kicks you in the head…

Artshow – eye candy – feel free to pirate any image – Greg Vanderlaan http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/07/artshow-eye-candy-feel-free-to-pirate.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

Be Aware of Propaganda: “The Bottom Line with Boris” and Trump TV “Real” News. They are lying to you.

August 8, 2017

Sinclair Broadcasting forces their Stations to play Boris. Sinclair is a giant media conglomerate and they own 70% of the local TV Stations. They engage in Brainwashing so “Conservative” Candidates will be elected and appointed. Recently the FCC re-wrote rules about corporate monopolies to allow Sinclair to take over the airways. Frankly, I prefer to get my news from Free Speech TV, Link TV and Google. However, the uneducated white people that make up Trump’s “Base” often watch broadcast TV and FOX…

Pro-Trump outlet Sinclair is turning local news into Trump TV. Here’s what it looks like.  https://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2017/08/03/pro-trump-outlet-sinclair-turning-local-news-trump-tv-heres-what-it-looks/217482

Trump TV Debuts ‘The Real News,’ And It Looks A Lot Like State Propaganda
https://www.good.is/articles/trump-tv-real-news

Our war in Afghanistan has increased the production of opium therefore increasing US deaths due to heroin overdoses.

August 7, 2017

The USA consumes 80% of the world’s heroin. If we simply got out of Afghanistan and let the people there run their own country the Opium Crop would be reduced as it’s against the Koran to grow it… Trump is Right – We are Losing the War. We ought to simply surrender just like we did in Vietnam and Nicaragua. That would reduce US deaths from Heroin and Soldier Suicide.

As you can see from the UN Chart above our war has increased the crop yield: Up to the year 2000 the Russians were at war in Afghanistan. Then in 2001 the people of Afghanistan ruled their own country. Then the USA invaded and crop production increased. Most of that Opium eventually comes to America and kills people here.

 

Americans Use 80% of the World’s Opioid Supply


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opium_production_in_Afghanistan

Trump’s Place in History is Now Secure. He signed the Russian Sanctions Bill despite Putin’s Anger.

August 6, 2017

Great Job, Donald. Like JFK and going to the Moon or MLK and the “I Have a Dream Speech”, Donald Trump will forever be remembered for the Russian Sanctions Bill that punishes them for meddling with our Presidential election in 2016.

History is sometimes like this… The Magna Carta was Signed by King John and has turned out to be one of the best documents in the History of the world. King John didn’t want to sign the Magna Carta and Donald Trump didn’t want to sign the Russian Sanctions Bill but both were faced with a power greater than themselves forcing correct action.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magna_Carta

Trump’s “base” is the 1% [the super rich]. They pretend that his “base” is uneducated white people but that’s a misdirection.

August 6, 2017

 

Like a magic act, he uses misdirection to keep our attention focused on what he wants us to see, not what he is really doing. Note that the Environmental Protection Agency has switched mission from Protecting the Environment to enabling corporations to increase profits by reducing expenditures for cleaning up pollution caused by their factories.


The Department of Education has switched mission also. It used to be about educating students but now it’s all about increasing profits for “Charter” Schools therefore reducing the quality of Public Schools through the concept of “School Choice”. Go Figure. That mission changed when Trump appointed a lobbyist as Secretary of Education. “Charter” Schools are often used to promote Christianity. AND… If you have “school choice” you may choose to have your white children go to a school without Black or Brown skinned students. Enabling “Separate but Equal” schools… Code words for segregation. “Make America Hate Again”.

Let’s get out of Afghanistan. Trump’s Right, we’re losing… just like we lost Vietnam and Nicaragua…

August 6, 2017

If we leave Afghanistan, those people over there will figure out solutions to their own problems. OR… Maybe they won’t. How could we possibly care? We have problems of our own and the era of the USA being the Daddy of the world is over. Those people over there have to get along without our help… We went to war in Afghanistan because the Afghan people needed our help fighting the bizarro-world Islamic FUN-da-Mental-Twists… As it turned out, dropping bombs on their country did not help at all and actually helped recruit people to Freedom Fighter [Terrorist] organizations. Who wouldn’t want to fight against destructo robots in the sky [drones] raining death? If some foreign country bombed MY home town, I’d be angry too. Have you seen photographs of Mosul? If freedom=devastation, most people would decline. The wars in Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan are simply evil marketing schemes to sell weapons to the Pentagon… Big profit for easy work.  I read now that ISIS has spread to the Philippine Islands… This war between the Christianity and Islam has been going on for a Thousand years and is likely to continue for a thousand more. It’s a waste of taxpayer dollars and American lives to continue this pointless fight.

Trump’s “base” is the 1% [the super rich]. They pretend that his “base” is uneducated white people but that’s a misdirection.

August 6, 2017

Like a magic act, they use misdirection to keep our attention focused on what they want us to see, not what they are really doing. Note that the Environmental Protection Agency has switched mission from Protecting the Environment to enabling corporations to increase profits by reducing expenditures for cleaning up pollution caused by their factories.


The Department of Education has switched mission also. It used to be about educating students but now it’s all about increasing profits for “Charter” Schools and reducing the quality of Public Schools through the concept of “School Choice”. Go Figure. That mission changed when Trump appointed a lobbyist as Secretary of Education. “Charter” Schools are often used to promote Christianity.

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.

It’s troubling that The Trump White House staff leaks so much information to the press.

August 5, 2017

I see in the news that the countries of Mexico and Australia did not leak the content of phone calls between Trump and their Presidents. No, it was employees of Trump that did the dirty deed. NOW, AG Jeff Sessions wants to restrict freedom of the press because of these leaks. It will be an interesting battle as Jeff Bezos, the owner of Amazon and the Washington Post probably has more power than Donald Trump. A true clash of Titans. Are corporations bigger and badder than countries? Long Live Freedom of the Press! Especially WordPress, Facebook and Blogger!

Did you notice that some guy got 20 years in prison for what he posted to Facebook? He was an “Islamic Terrorist” who posted words encouraging people to kill US soldiers… Yes, THAT guy should go to jail but… it’s an interesting question… are MY posts too extreme? are Your tweets a felony? Can words on a social media page be a crime?

I also see that ExxonMobil wants to drill for oil in Siberia. The Russians supposedly have more oil there that the Saudi Arabians have in the Middle East.  Rex Tillerson, the Secretary of State and Donald Trump would LOVE to do business with the Russians… However, the US Congress has no vested interest in doing business with Russia so they passed a Sanctions law punishing the Country of Russia for interfering with our 2016 election. Trump HAS finally accomplished a major legislative victory by signing the Russian Sanctions Bill. His place in US History is now secure… Just like JFK and going to the moon, MLK and the I Have a Dream Speech, Donald Trump will forever be remembered for The Russian Sanctions Bill. It really pissed off Vladimir Putin. Trump FINALLY found the courage to stand up to Putin. Great Job, Donald.
I wonder if Trump would have won without Russian help…

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