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Headlined, Shadow Politics, December 4, 2016

Stephanie Staie

This week on "Shadow Politics" our guest will be Stephanie Staie. Ms. Staie is an environmentalist with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of California @Santa Barbara who is taking an active role in the Dakota pipeline controversy. With her lineage to the Lakota Sioux, she is requesting people not to support the major banks that are providing financial capital for the pipeline. While the protests have drawn international attention and have been said to be "reshaping the national conversation for any environmental project that would cross the Native American land", there was limited mainstream media coverage of the events in the United States until early September.

Headlined, Insight Out...the Naked Truth, December 4, 2016

 
"Let's Face It
 
with Errol and Rochelle Strider
"Let's Face It," there are so many issues, problems and dilemmas demanding our Stime, attention and money which is why "Let's Face It," is the focus of Sunday morning's program.

Headlined, As You Wish Talk Radio, December 3, 2016

James Gilliland interviews Kosta Makreas and Mark Sims about the atrocities & wins at Standing Rock.

Headlined, Why Life Is..., December 2, 2016

Rerun of show from 5/23/16

Basics of Quantum Field Theory

 

Headlined, Sri and Kira Live, December 1, 2017

2017: Stunning predictions for The Year Ahead!

The show you spend all year waiting for!

Sri & Kira will share FOR THE FIRST TIME what the Blue Cosmic Essene have asked them to share about 2017.

This information first was gifted to them last July and has already proven highly accurate!

(They were told that Donald Trump would win the presidency of the USA in July 2017 and that this was just the beginning of the 2017 rapid escalation of polarity and more!)

What are we preparing for globally, individually and spiritually?

This is a LIVE show and Sri & Kira have the lines wide open for your calls, requests and sharing!

Headlined, Sri and Kira Live, December 18, 2016

Are You a Spiritual Renegade?

What exactly is a Spiritual Renegade and how can you identify if you are one?

As we’re ever closer to 2017 and the deepening of the 5th dimensional energies of the twining earth, we discover a greater call toward authenticity and heart-centered alignment.

Is this really a renegade energy and if so, why?

The answers may both surprise and inspire you to ever greater clarity and rapid abundant manifestation.

The lines are open!

This week’s quote: “I AM the divine in action in Every moment!” St. Germaine, Embracing an ascended Life Series

Headlined, Sri and Kira Live, December 11, 2016

Revelations from the Galactic Encyclopedia: Why am I here?

Within your heart is the Divine recognition of your Galactic heritage and connection!

Gazing at the stars is just the beginning.

Today Sri & Kira will share loving and timely information directly from the Galactic Encyclopedia of Divine Cosmic knowledge to assist your journey of loving remembrance of the truth of who you are, why you are here and what is next for our planet!

The lines are open for your calls, questions and mini-soul reading requests! Join us and experience the Universe!

This week’s quote: “The judgment of any path interferes with your own path!” Archangel Zadkiel, Lessons from the Galactic Encyclopedia

Headlined, Sri and Kira Live, December 4, 2016

Live your Ascended Life Today!

The fear energy of December 2017 does not define you!
What does it really mean to ascend into the fifth dimensional energy of the twinning earth?

How can you embrace this energy NOW?

As time speeds up through the 2015-2022 escalator to Ascension, our awareness opens ever more.
This is THE MOMENT to come forward with Divine understanding of Living a SUCCESSFUL Ascended Life.

Tune in as Sri & Kira guide you through this process! Your heart will feel amazing energy as your soul will call
to you with loving presence and the fullness of abundance that is yours to enjoy!

This show is LIVE! Call-in and join the conversation or ask for a mini soul-reading!

Headlined, Insight Out...the Naked Truth, November 29, 2016

Tuesday Nights 7 PM, Sunday Mornings 8 AM

"Like what?" you may ask.

"It"--the desired state to which we continually aspire--that "It".

Headlined, Radio Free Kanata, November 29, 2016

Stop Child Trafficking
This Sunday December 4 on Radio Free Kanata:
 
Putting the Child Traffickers on Trial: We examine the Evidence and the Guilty
 

Headlined, The People Speak, January 20, 2016

Professor Hugo de Garis talks about the future of Artificial Intelligence and humans.

Headlined, Spiritually Naked, December 10, 2016

David Low, author of Universal Spiritual Philosophy and Practice, joins us as we discuss the ideas of religion and why we create and relate to these concepts. David encourages us to contemplate and understand the deeper dimensions of religion and to recognize that when we do this all the differences vanish and we begin to realize that the superficial differences in history and geography mean nothing of any substance. David gives us specific examples of this and also talks to us about his perspective of enlightenment and embracing union with all reality while providing us with tools and techniques to explore our own path to enlightenment during these times of intensified transformation.

Headlined, The People Speak, November 29, 2016

Morning Star Gali - Native protestor in Standing Rock North Dakota gives us a live report and overview of the situation.

Headlined, Universal Soul Love, November 29, 2016

Alexandra Meadors of Host of Galactic Connection

Det David and Dr Lana Love speak with Alexandra Meadors.  Alexandra hosts Galactic Connection on the BBS Radio Network.  She is also a celebrity blogger for the popular alternative news website GalacticConnection.com.

Headlined, Shadow Politics, November 27, 2016

Fidel Castro

We will cover current events such as the death of Fidel Castro and what that means for Cuba and America, Trump’s latest round of appointees and much more!

Headlined, Insight Out...the Naked Truth, November 27, 2016

Sunday 8 AM (PT) "Insight Out, the Naked Truth"

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Featured, Guest, Nancy E Bailey December 4, 2016

Broadcasting Date: 
Sunday, December 04, 2016 02:00 pm

Guest, Nancy E Bailey

Guest Name: 
Nancy E Bailey
Nancy E Bailey
Guest Category: 
Guest Occupation: 
Author, education activist and a former special education teacher
Guest Biography: 

I taught special education for many years. I left teaching due to the current reforms that are taking over the nation’s classrooms. I am now committed to writing about the profession that I hold dear and the public schools that are critically important to the future of America and its children.

Along with my book, Misguided Education Reform: Debating the Impact on Students, I have been published in Phi Delta Kappan and Education Week. I am an activist on the issue of safe school facilities. In 2012, I was invited to speak about school building safety at the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute’s annual meeting in Memphis, Tennessee.

I have a B.S. degree in special education from Central Michigan University, a M.Ed in special education from the University of North Florida, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Florida State University. I earned credentials in teaching students with emotional disabilities, learning disabilities, developmental disabilities, and school administration. I also obtained post-doc credentials in teaching gifted and talented from the University of South Florida. My student teaching involved working under wonderfully talented veteran teachers who I still hold in high regard.

Nancy E Bailey

Featured, Guest, Stephanie Staie December 4, 2016

Broadcasting Date: 
Sunday, December 04, 2016 04:00 pm

Guest, Stephanie Staie

Guest Name: 
Stephanie Staie
Stephanie and Marge at Standing Rock
Guest Occupation: 
Environmentalist and Water Protector at Standing Rock North Dakota
Guest Biography: 

My  great great grandfather was a riverboat captain on the Missouri River.  He met and married a full blood Sioux woman my great great grandmother.  This was the grandmother of my mother's father.   My family never talked about that part of the family tree because according to my mother's cousin " . . . it was not popular because of Custer's Last Stand".  I became interested in my Sioux background when my mother passed.  I traveled to Bear Butte South Dakota, the holy land of the Sioux, with my friend Robin (in the photo).   

I met a Lakota Sioux Hunkpapa (Head of the Circle) elder Marge Edwards there.  I began to learn of the Natives deep connection with mother earth and the Great Spirit.  Marge and I spent days together and she took Robin and me up the Native side of Bear Butte to pray.  At the end of our time together Marge asked my friend and I to Sun Dance for her.  I said sure and had no idea what the Sun Dance was.  My friend said you have no clue what you just said yes to.  Your life is going to change.  And it did!!  

Marge was from Standing Rock reservation and I stayed in touch with her until her death.  Her husband and son still reside in Standing Rock.  I have had the amazing experience of honoring up an elder's request and have Vision Quested and Sun Danced for two years.  It has been an incredible blessed journey.  I began to hear about the North Dakota Pipeline when I returned from Sun Dance this summer.  I knew I had to go and return to the land of my ancestors.  

The natives have a saying when you show up at the Sweat Lodge which is our monthly time of worship prayer and song . . . they say: that your ancestors prayed you here. With my background in environmental studies and being concerned about the environment since my early 20's and all the connections, I HAD to come! 

How can people help?  Go to: defund DAPL  to find stories on line or on instagram at #defunddapl and #bankexit

The offending banks contributing to this project to drill under the Missouri river and endanger the drinking water of 10 million people are Bank of America, Wells Fargo, US Bank, Citibank, ING Bank, PNC Bank and Chase Bank.

Ace Hardware in Bismarck North Dakota was told by Morton County Sherriff’s not to sell small propane canisters to campers who need them for heat and cooking.  The Comfort Inn in North Dakota had a sign that said we love all veterans but when they found out the veteran staying with them was on his way to Standing Rock they asked him to leave.

Attend rallies-watch facebook or on line for NODAPL Rallys.  There is one in Los Angeles on December 10th at 2 pm.  Location to be announced.

Featured, Guest, Dick Summer December 4, 2016

Broadcasting Date: 
Sunday, December 04, 2016 06:00 pm

Guest, Dick Summer

Guest Name: 
Dick Summer
Dick Summer - The Storyteller
Guest Occupation: 
Radio host, writer, story teller, national commercials
Guest Biography: 

Dick Summer is a story teller.... as stated in the (New York Daily News)

Dick Summer has one of America's most comfortable and familiar voices. He was a top radio personality on the NBC Radio Network in New York City and Boston. Dick is now heard every day on national radio and television commercials. He is also a pilot, a poet, and a hypnotist. He created Quiet Decisions in New York City where he used hypnosis to help people heal. His five highly successful "Lovin Touch" books were published by Random House and Bantam Books. His current best seller is, "Staying Healthy, Happy, and Hot."

Author and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame radio personality, Dick Summer shows how he avoids letting all the candles on his birthday cake set off the everyday sprinkler systems that can put out the fire in our lives.
 
In his new book, Staying Happy, Healthy and Hot, Dick admits his "New Louie Louie Generation folks don't look like the people in the beer commercials anymore, with their fancy abs and perky breasts." But," he says, "we have some surprises in store for the ‘Pimple People' and the ‘Dreary Drones,' who think we have any intention of letting ourselves turn into a bunch of lukewarm slabs of meat."
 
Staying Happy, Healthy and Hot: We're the Brand-New Louie Louie Generation (published by iUniverse) is a collection of true short stories about Dick's life that shows how staying happy helps keep you healthy. And when you're healthy, you're hot. He calls that the "attitude/gratitude connection."
 
Staying Happy, Healthy and Hot is full of laughs, tears, hopes, and fears. It's real; it's not about looking at life through rose-colored glasses. It's about a guy who's happily looking at life through bifocals that still get steamed up and sometimes a little teared up, watching the Summer sunshine of his life turn to Autumn gold.
 
Dick's PERSONAL AUDIOS (sm) are CDs and MP3's that keep you company. They're always there for you, even in the middle of the night. They can make you feel safe and comfortable. They can give you courage. They can make you laugh and cry. Unlike audio books which take hours of concentration, PERSONAL AUDIOS (sm) are quick "Time Outs" for people with over stressed, sometimes solitary, and often frustrating lives. In the past, Dick Summer took his radio listeners for emotional trips like these every night. But PERSONAL AUDIOS (sm) take you well past the limits of where radio could ever go.

Featured, Guest, Camryn December 6, 2016

Broadcasting Date: 
Tuesday, December 06, 2016 06:00 pm

Guest, Camryn

Guest Name: 
Camryn
Guest Occupation: 
Certified Life Coach, Psychic Reader
Guest Biography: 

Camryn about herself:

I have had many premonitions in my lifetime. The most intense premonition I've had was one month before the Sept 11 attacks I was at work and I felt an overwhelming sense of doom that filled me with fear. As I looked out the window, I had a very vivid image of an airplane crashing through that window. I was so frightened and I had to take a few moments to get myself together. The second premonition was when I heard a voice tell me, "you will have cancer, but you will survive." Two months later, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had to undergo a bilateral mastectomy, chemotherapy, radiation and reconstructive surgery. Three years later, I am cancer free.

In life we are always changing and evolving and the keys that unlock transformative power are the words we use. I encourage you to seek guidance by using the power of affirmations to catapult change in their lives. Change is difficult but it is often surprising and beautiful. I will be straightforward with you and tell you what I see and sense. I will encourage you not to be afraid of anything because fear is not empowering but destructive. I can help you find that inner peace you\'ve been searching for. At times, life may present you with so many problems that you just don't know what to do. But there is a way, there is always a way. There is no problem that cannot be overcome.
 

I've often felt as if I was put on this world to provide comfort to those in turmoil and this is my life's purpose, e.g. to heal the soul.

If you are having difficulty coping with issues, such as childhood trauma, alcohol/drug addiction in the family or divorce or health issues, let me bring you comfort and understanding to these most complex and difficult issues.

You may choose to have a psychic reading, tarot reading or angel card reading. My gifts include clairaudience and clairsentience along with the gift of empath.

When I hear your voice or "sense your vibration (in a chat session), I automatically pick up on your vibrational energy and can literally sense or hear what spirit is telling me about you. I trust what I call the "Divine Energy of Life" who has consistently been with me throughout my entire life. It feels like a force field surrounding me with a bright light of protection. Together, you and I along with this divine spirit will find solutions to your each and every problem.

 

http://www.psychic-contact.com

Featured, Guest, David Low MS, PhD December 10, 2016

Broadcasting Date: 
Saturday, December 10, 2016 09:00 pm

Guest, David Low MS, PhD

Guest Name: 
David Low MS, PhD
David Low MS, PhD
Guest Occupation: 
Community Counseling & Religious Studies
Guest Biography: 

DAVID LOW, MS (Community Counseling), PhD (Religious Studies) was an adjunct professor at Rutgers, Holy Family, LaSalle and Rowan Universities for ten years, worked as a drug counselor for seven years, a technical writer for four years, lived in both eastern and western spiritual communities for six years (one of them in India), and even worked for 2 years out of college as a circus entertainer (juggler and wirewalker). He teacher meditation, does dreamwork, and maintains a small counseling practice in Philadelphia, PA. His first book, Universal Spiritual Philosophy and Practice, came out in 2015.

Featured, Guest, Rick Roberts December 12, 2016

Broadcasting Date: 
Monday, December 12, 2016 03:00 pm

Guest, Rick Roberts

Guest Name: 
Rick Roberts
Rick Roberts former lead singer and songwriter for 'Firefall' on The Ray Shasho Show
Guest Category: 
Guest Occupation: 
Musician/Singer/Songwriter
Guest Biography: 

RICK ROBERTS

LEGENDARY SINGER-SONGWRITER-MUSICIAN-FOR 'FIREFALL'

 IS THE SPECIAL GUEST ON THE RAY SHASHO SHOW 

Singer-songwriter Rick Roberts and guitarist Jock Bartley founded Firefall in the summer of 1974. Roberts had served as a spark for the Flying Burrito Brothers from 1970 to 1972, after Gram Parsons left the band. He contributed several compositions to the repertoire—the best-known being “Colorado”—before launching his own career as a solo artist. Bartley had started as a student of jazz guitar great Johnny Smith, a Colorado Springs resident. With a few band stints around the Denver/Boulder area under his belt, Bartley took over the lead guitar post of Tommy Bolin in Zephyr in 1971. The following year, he switched over to Gram Parsons’ band, the Fallen Angels (which also featured Emmylou Harris) and met Roberts, whose touring schedule with the Burritos often overlapped that of Parsons. Mark Andes, the founding bassist of the bands Spirit and Jo Jo Gunne, joined with Bartley and Roberts, who began an informal series of jam sessions at his home in Boulder. Roberts thought of a fourth participant he’d met in Washington, D.C., singer-songwriter Larry Burnett. At Chris Hillman’s suggestion, they added drummer Michael Clarke, an original member of the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers.

The break came when Roberts, Bartley and Andes toured as Hillman’s backup band. Hillman fell ill during a date at the Other End in New York, and the club owner accepted a proposal to bring Burnett and Clarke into town. Firefall finished out the engagement, and Atlantic Records was sold on the band. By January 1976, the group had completed recording a debut album with producer Jim Mason, who blended the group’s acoustic guitars, mellow pop melodies and vocal harmonies. A sixth member, David Muse, joined the ranks on keyboards, synthesizers, flute, tenor sax and harmonica.

Firefall reached platinum status, and the singles ”You Are the Woman,” “Livin’ Ain’t Livin’” and “Cinderella” together sold in excess of one million copies. Firefall notched more hits—”Just Remember I Love You” and “Strange Way”—and two more best-selling albums in the late 1970s, Luna Sea and Elan. The band’s heady time culminated in an opening slot for Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” tour in 1977, including a hometown Folsom Stadium gig before 61,500 Coloradans. Lineup changes followed, and the band ran out of chart momentum.

Visit Rick Robert's official website at http://rickrobertsmusic.com/

Lame Brain

Featured, Guest, Wayne Madsen December 12, 2016

Broadcasting Date: 
Monday, December 12, 2016 05:00 pm

Guest, Wayne Madsen

Guest Name: 
Wayne Madsen
Guest Occupation: 
Investigative Journalist, Author, Columnist
Guest Biography: 

Wayne Madsen is a Washington, DC-based investigative journalist, author and columnist. He has written for The Village Voice, The Progressive, Counterpunch, Online Journal, CorpWatch, Multinational Monitor, News Insider, In These Times, and The American Conservative. His columns have appeared in The Miami Herald, Houston Chronicle, Philadelphia Inquirer, Columbus Dispatch, Sacramento Bee, and Atlanta Journal-Constitution, among others.

Madsen is the author of The Handbook of Personal Data Protection (London: Macmillan, 1992), an acclaimed reference book on international data protection law; Genocide and Covert Operations in Africa 1993-1999 (Edwin Mellen Press, 1999); co-author of America's Nightmare: The Presidency of George Bush II (Dandelion, 2003); author of Jaded Tasks: Big Oil, Black Ops & Brass Plates; Overthrow a Fascist Regime on $15 a Day; The Manufacturing of a President: the CIA's Insertion of Barack H. Obama, Jr. into the White House; L'Affaire Petraeus; and National Security Agency Surveillance: Reflections and Revelations.

Madsen has been a regular contributor on RT and PressTV. He has been a frequent political and national security commentator on Fox News and has also appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, and MS-NBC. Madsen has taken on Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity on their television shows.  He has been invited to testify as a witness before the US House of Representatives, the UN Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and a terrorism investigation judicial inquiry of the French government.

Madsen has some thirty-five years experience in security issues. As a U.S. Naval Officer, he managed one of the first computer security programs for the U.S. Navy. He subsequently worked for the National Security Agency, the Naval Data Automation Command, Department of State, RCA Corporation, and Computer Sciences Corporation. Madsen was a Senior Fellow for the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), a privacy public advocacy organization.

Madsen is a member of the National Press Club.

 

The Almost Classified Guide to CIA Front Companies, Proprietaries & Contractors

The Almost Classified Guide to CIA Front Companies, Proprietaries & Contractors

By Wayne Madsen

This book is a compilation, in encyclopedic format, of the CIA's various fronts, proprietaries, and contractors/corporate partners since the agency's inception in 1947.

The Star and the Sword

The Star and the Sword

By Wayne Madsen

This book, for the first time, suggests that both Israel and Saudi Arabia were intimately involved in planning and carrying out the 9/11 attack on the United States. Both countries, while seemingly enemies, have been longtime secret allies. They share a number of common enemies, including Iran, Shi'a Islam, pan-Arab nationalism, Hezbollah, and the Muslim Brotherhood. Their intelligence chiefs often meet and conspire in utmost secrecy. The Saudis and Israelis had the motive and the means to cooperate in launching a "false flag" terrorist attack on the United States in order to plunge America into endless conflicts to bolster the positions of Israel and Saudi Arabia. This book tells that story.

 

The Manufacturing of a President

The Manufacturing of a President

By Wayne Madsen

This book covers Barack H. Obama, Jr's rapid rise in American politics and the role that the CIA played in propelling him into the White House. Research is based on formerly classified CIA and State Department files, personal interviews, and international investigations. Obama's birth certificate has never been the issue. The real issue, which affects his eligibility to serve as President of the United States, is his past and likely current Indonesian citizenship. The reader will be taken through the labyrinth of covert CIA operations in Africa, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and other regions. The real history of President Obama, his family, and the CIA quickly emerges as the reader wades into the murky waters of America's covert foreign operations.

 

Featured, Guest, Dale Loepp December 13, 2016

Broadcasting Date: 
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 06:00 pm

Guest, Dale Loepp

Guest Name: 
Dale Loepp
Dale Loepp
Guest Occupation: 
Professor of Near Eastern Studies
Guest Biography: 

Dale Loepp is a Professor of Near Eastern Studies at University of California Berkeley.  Dale is also a leader and spokesperson for Isaiah58 -  a group of concerned Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Lutherans who support justice for those living under military occupation in the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) and Gaza.  Isaiah58 urges the ELCA to take a more active role in assisting our neighbors in need in this part of the world, and listen more closely to our Lutheran sisters and brothers who live and minister there.

The group takes its inspiration from a Bible passage, Isaiah 58, which speaks about the consistency between religious belief and human action.  Without actively seeking justice, religious practices are rendered void.

Here is an article from Electronic Intifada featuring Dale's views...

In massive shift, Lutherans vote to halt US aid to Israel

 

Lutheran church wants US to halt aid to Israel until settlement construction and human rights abuses end.

Ryan Rodrick Beiler

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has become the latest US denomination to take economic action against the Israeli occupation.

At its triennial assembly last week in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the four million-member church, one of the largest in the US, voted on two separate resolutions targeting Israel’s occupation and human rights abuses, passing each by a landslide.

The first resolution calls for the end of US aid to Israel until it ceases violations of international human rights norms, specifically the ongoing construction of settlements on occupied Palestinian land.

It passed by a 751-162 vote, or 82 percent, on 12 August.

The US gives Israel more than $3 billion every year, despite laws that prohibit aid to countries with persistent records of human rights violations. The Obama administration has vowed to increase that sum over the coming decade in what would be the largest military aid package the US has ever given any country.

The second resolution, adopted by a 90 percent margin on Saturday, calls for the creation of a “human rights social criteria investment screen,” specifically citing concerns raised in the church’s Middle East policy.

The Lutheran church has deep ties to Palestinian churches which are members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land. Reverend Mitri Raheb, whose Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church in Bethlehem is one such congregation, was one of the authors of the Kairos Palestine Document which calls on churches around the world to use “boycott and disinvestment as tools of nonviolence for justice, peace and security for all.”

“By adopting this investment screen, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is taking an important step to ensure that we are not profiting from, or complicit in, injustice in the Holy Land and elsewhere,” said church member Jan Miller in a press release from the grassroots group Isaiah 58. The group describes itself as Lutherans advocating “for an end to Israel’s occupation and a just peace for both Israel and Palestine.”

Dramatic shift

According to Tim Fries, an Isaiah 58 activist, much of the assembly was focused on getting the church to move toward taking responsibility for the ways it has been complicit in systemic privilege, “namely, white, European colonial privilege.”

Fries cited huge majority support for resolutions also put to vote at the assembly about supporting refugees and immigrants (by an 842-48 vote), and expressing solidarity with Black Lives Matter (846-73).

Resolutions on fossil fuel divestment and opposition to US military spending also passed with overwhelming support.

Still, the votes on the Israeli occupation marked a notable shift in position.

Dale Loepp, an Isaiah 58 leader, noted that at the previous church assembly in 2013, there was visible and organized opposition from the Zionist activist group Christians for Fair Witness on the Middle East.

At that time, Loepp told The Electronic Intifada, the main strategy to defeat such measures was to introduce amendments that removed any economic consequences, allowing such “toothless” resolutions to pass easily.

Similar tactics were used to effectively deflect divestment actions targeting occupation-linked firms during the United Methodist Church convention earlier this year.

At the 2013 Lutheran gathering, the only amendment that introduced an investment screen targeting the occupation failed by a 70 percent margin.

“The surprising story here is that there has been a massive shift in the stance of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on the occupation in only three short years – 70 percent opposed to economic tools to end the occupation, versus 90 percent in favor today,” Loepp said. “Though these are three years that I’m sure seem like two eternities to Palestinians.”

Abuse of privilege exposed

At this year’s assembly, Loepp observed no such visible organized opposition.

At the same time, grassroots organizers from the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation joined Isaiah 58 and allies from the Israel Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (USA), American Friends Service Committee, Friends of Sabeel North America, New Orleans Palestinian Solidarity Committee and Jewish Voice for Peace to support the resolutions.

Yet the same obstructionist strategies were employed by a number of bishops who had actively opposed divestment efforts three years ago.

Echoing widespread complaints about the US presidential election system, both Loepp and Fries noted how these bishops used their privilege to manipulate parliamentary procedures in an attempt to thwart popular sentiment.

Loepp credits the head of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, with not allowing filibusters to block the measures from going to a vote.

He has also observed calls on social media for systemic reforms that would prevent a handful of elites from attempting to hijack the democratic will of such proceedings in future.

Isaiah58

Featured, Guest, Hugo de Garis December 20, 2016

Broadcasting Date: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 06:00 pm

Guest, Hugo de Garis

Guest Name: 
Hugo de Garis
Guest Occupation: 
Researcher Artificial Intelligence
Guest Biography: 

Prof. Dr. Hugo de GARIS

Retired, Summer 2010

In the summer of 2010, I retired from my job as Director of the Artificial Brain Lab (ABL), Xiamen University, China, at the age of 63, to concentrate on my strongest intellectual interests of pure math and mathematical physics, and pushing the “species dominance” and “globist” issues. During the period 2008-2010 I was building China’s first artificial brain by evolving neural net modules in $10,000 super computers very fast (seconds to minutes) and then connecting them into humanly specified architectures to make artificial brains to control the behaviors of robots. This evolutionary approach I labeled “Evolutionary Engineering.”

I am now (what I call) ARCing, (i.e. After Retirement Careering). I have longevity genes, take multi-vitamins and exercise vigorously for 15 minutes every day, so I expect to live into my 90s, i.e. 25+ more years, a big block of time. Since I  am now  no longer a wage slave, I am free to do what I like, and live off my American savings, which go 7 times further in China, given the much lower cost of living, so I can afford to retire much earlier.

Globacator (Global Educator)

Starting in 2012, I began making Masters and PhD level YouTube lecture course videos in Pure Math, Math Physics, and Computer Theory to educate students around the world in these topics for free. I also set up an e-library in these topics plus philosophy, brain, etc for students to use.

Movies

Over the past few years I have appeared in about a movie a year on the species dominance issue (whether humanity should build artilects (artificial intellects) or not.)  The number of invitations to appear in the world media has picked up considerably after the appearance of the Hollywood movie “Transcendence” which I suspect was based on my book “The Artilect War”

Current Life Style

 My life style now is rather unusual. I spend my afternoons in my favorite beautiful park (see the Photos section) and study and read all night, going to bed after the sun comes up. I love the quiet of the night, and can close in on my own thoughts, which come quickly at night. I’m obviously a night person.

Books and Essays

I have read that the average scientific published paper is read by only one other person. So perhaps for years, to earn a salary, I have been churning out 150 published papers that have barely been read. That is rather dispiriting. So now, I feel free to do what I like, which is to study intensively PhD level pure mathematics and mathematical physics to write books on such topics as Topological Quantum Computing (TQC), for which I have a contract with World Scientific, (as well as on Artificial Brains, with the same publisher). I am also very interested in the possibility of a femto meter technology (“Fermitech”), so I’m hunting around for phenomena at the femto meter level (quarks, gluons, nucleons, nuclei, etc) that might serve as a basis  for a technology that is a million times smaller and hence faster than nanotech. I also plan to write books on  a host of social and technical topics. Here is a list of  possible future book titles, which are rather self explanatory.

a) Masculism (i.e. Mens Lib, pushing the idea that girls around the world should be raised to be career conscious and hence financially independent  as adults so as not to parasite off mens money.)

b) Sageism (i.e.  Discrimination against the Sages (wise knowledgeable intellectuals))

c) Mathematical God

d) Fermitech

e) Democratization Plan for China

f)  Brain Theory

g) ARCing (After Retirement Careering)

h)  Science vs. PC (using science to attack popular myths)

etc.

I also write essays on a range of topics, mostly concerning the rise of massively intelligent machines (e.g. see the essays on  this  website), and on globism (the ideology in favor of creating a global state), plus other social and technical topics.

Species Dominance Publicity

One of my strongest interests is in promoting  worldwide an awareness of the “Species Dominance Issue”, i.e. the question whether humanity should or should not build godlike massively intelligent  machines this  century. I see this question dominating our global politics this  century and will eventually lead to the worst, most passionate war that humanity has ever had, “The Artilect War” which will  kill  billions of people (“gigadeath”) using later 21st century weapons. I get regularly in the international media on this issue,  and the frequency of such occurrences is increasing, as the performance level of artificial intelligence keeps increasing (e.g. IBM’s Watson’s recent defeat of the best human performers on the quiz game “Jeopardy”) My first book “The Artilect War : Cosmists vs. Terrans : A Bitter Controversy Concerning Whether Humanity Should Build Godlike Massively Intelligent Machines” (see the  Books section) was on the issue of species dominance.  See the Media section for my appearances on the world media on  this huge question.

Globist Publicity

Another topic that obsesses me is Globism, i.e. the  ideology in favor of  creating a global  state, that would rid the world of war, of the arms trade, nuclear weapons, ignorance and poverty. I see the annual  doubling of the speed of the internet (and many other factors) enabling the creation of this world state (that I call “Globa”) by mid century. My second book “Multis and Monos : What the Multi-Cultured Can Teach  the  Mono-Cultured : Towards the Creation of a Global State” is about Globism. I’m hoping that my species dominance publicity will give me more opportunities in the future to present Globist ideas to the world. I’m as optimistic about Globism as I am pessimistic about the Artilect War. For articles and media appearances on  the theme of Globa, see the tab “GLOBA”(L) State on my website.

Pre Retirement Resume/CV

This section is more history than anything. It gives an idea of what I was doing with  the first “half” of my career. The  second half I’m beginning now, that I call ARCing.  Its a second career, wageless, so I’m free to do what I like, which is most liberating.

To see my earlier resume/CV, click on the following (link).

Current Research

Now that I am in my 60s, and ARCing (i.e. After Retirement Careering, which I describe as “wage free careering in the third third of life”) I have returned (after working 20 years on artificial brains) to my old love of mathematical physics, studying intensively PhD level pure math and mathematical physics, with the view of writing several books on math/physics topics, such as “Topological Quantum Computing” and “Fermitech”.

Fermitech

I am now actively hunting down phenomena in physics at the femtometer scale that might serve as substrates to allow computation and engineering at that tiny scale. Since a femtometer (a.k.a. a “Fermi”) is 10-15 of a meter, to find such phenomena implies that one should be hunting at the nuclear, nucleon, and elementary particle levels. Hence one should be studying nuclear physics, elementary particles physics, QCD (quantum chromo dynamics), etc. I spend my afternoons in my favorite (beautiful) park, and my nights in my apartment, studying the following subjects in pure math, and theoretical physics, partly because of a deep inherent love of these topics, as well as being motivated to use this knowledge to try to find bases for a fermitech.

 In pure math, I’m studying :- finite groups, abstract algebra, Lie theory, general topology, algebraic topology, algebraic geometry , smooth manifolds, complex manifolds, representation theory, ring theory, Galois theory, knot theory, quantum groups, low dimensional topology, etc.

 In theoretical physics, I’m studying :- quantum mechanics, quantum field theory, nuclear physics, elementary particle physics, quantum electrodynamics (QED), quantum chromodynamics (QCD), special and general relativity, gauge theory, supersymmetry (SUSY), supergravity, superstring theory, M-theory, brane theory, conformal field theory (CFT), topological quantum field theory (TQFT), topological quantum computing (TQC), etc.

 At the top end of both subjects, low dimensional topology and gauge theory have merged, thanks to the genius of Ed Witten, today’s Einstein, and the only physicist ever to have won the coveted Fields Medal for mathematics. I call this math-physics merge “mathics”.

To see a preliminary article on these themes, click on this (link). For further articles, see the Femtotech tab on my wesbite.

Topological Quantum Computing (TQC)

In 1997, Kitaev had the idea of storing quantum bits in topological quantum fields, which are robust against local distrubance, and hence in theory could make quantum computers robust and hence scalable to large numbers of quantum bits. Since quantum computers can outperform today’s classical computers by a factor of 2 to power N, where N is the number of qubits in a quantum register, quantum computers will utterly eclipse classical computers and revolutionize everything – physics, chemistry,  biology, economics, politics etc. Ministries of education will be phoning the presidents of major universities instructing them that their institutions are to teach TQC, for the economic health of the country. Deans of computer science will then be shocked to learn how heavily mathematical  physics based TQC is, and will be forced to revolutionize their computer science curricula, which in  effect will become much  more pure math and math physics based. Since pure math and math physics are intellectually the most demanding on campus, the future status of computer science will rise to the same level as pure math and math physics.

I am contracted with World Scientific (Singapore) to write the planet’s first text book on the  topic of TQC. It will either be a tome of about 800 pages or will consist of several books, since there is  so  much heavy math and physics to explain.

To see a preliminary article on these themes, click on this (link).

So, I have my plate full, undertaking an ambitious program of study and keeping an idea note book on my desk, that I’m constantly jotting ideas into.

 

The Artilect War: Cosmists Vs. Terrans: A Bitter Controversy Concerning Whether Humanity Should Build Godlike Massively Intelligent Machines

by Hugo de Garis
 

This book’s main idea is that this century’s global politics will be dominated by the "species dominance" issue. 21st century technologies will enable the building of artilects (artificial intellects, artificial intelligences, massively intelligent machines) with 1040 components, using reversible, heatless, 3D, molecular scale, self assembling, one bit per atom, nano-teched, quantum computers, which may dwarf human intelligence levels by a factor of trillions of trillions and more.

The question that will dominate global politics this century will be whether humanity should or should not build these artilects. Those in favor of building them are called "Cosmists" in this book, due to their "cosmic" perspective. Those opposed to building them are called "Terrans," as in "terra," the Earth, which is their perspective. The Cosmists will want to build artilects, amongst other reasons, because to them it will be a religion, a scientist's religion that is compatible with modern scientific knowledge.

The Cosmists will feel that humanity has a duty to serve as the stepping-stone towards building the next dominant rung of the evolutionary ladder. Not to do so would be a tragedy on a cosmic scale to them. The Cosmists will claim that stopping such an advance will be counter to human nature, since human beings have always striven to extend their boundaries. Another Cosmist argument is that once the artificial brain based computer market dominates the world economy, economic and political forces in favor of building advanced artilects will be almost unstoppable. The Cosmists will include some of the most powerful, the richest, and the most brilliant of the Earth's citizens, who will devote their enormous abilities to seeing that the artilects get built. A similar argument applies to the military and its use of intelligent weaponry. Neither the commercial nor the military sectors will be willing to give up artilect research unless they are subjected to extreme Terran pressure.

To the Terrans, building artilects will mean taking the risk that the latter may one day decide to exterminate human beings, either deliberately or through indifference. The only certain way to avoid such a risk is not to build them in the first place. The Terrans will argue that human beings will fear the rise of increasingly intelligent machines and their alien differences. To build artilects will require an "evolutionary engineering" approach. The resulting complexities of the evolved structures that underlie the artilects will be too great for human beings to be able to predict the behaviors and attitudes of the artilects towards human beings. The Terrans will be prepared to destroy the Cosmists, even on a distant Cosmist colony, if the Cosmists go ahead with an advanced artilect building program.

In the short to middle term, say the next 50 years or so, the artificial brain based industries will flourish, providing products that are very useful and very popular with the public, such as teacher robots, conversation robots, household cleaner robots, etc. In time, the world economy will be based on such products. Any attempt to stop the development of increasingly intelligent artilects will be very difficult, because the economic and political motivation to continue building them will be very strong in certain circles. If the brain-based computer industries were to stop their research and development into artilects, then many powerful individuals, including the artilect company presidents and certain politicians will lose big money and political influence. They will not give up their status without a fight.

However, as the intelligence levels of the early artilects increases, it will become obvious to everyone that the intelligence gap between these artificial-brain-based products and human beings is narrowing. This will create a growing public anxiety. Eventually, some nasty incident or series of incidents will galvanize most of society against further increase of artificial intelligence in the artilects, leading to the establishment of a global ban on artilect research.

The Cosmists however, will oppose a ban on the development of more intelligent artilects, and will probably go underground. If the incidents continue and are negative enough, the anger and hatred of the Terrans towards the Cosmists will increase to the point where the Cosmists may decide that their fate is to leave the Earth, an option that is quite realistic with 21st century technology.

Since the Cosmists will include some of the most brilliant and economically powerful people on the planet, they will probably create an elite conspiratorial organization whose aim is to build artilects secretly.

The book presents a scenario in which the Cosmists create an asteroid-based colony, masked by some innocuous activity. In reality, this secret society devises a weapon system superior to the best on the Earth. With their wealth and the best human brains, this may be achievable. They will also start making advanced artilects. If the Terrans on the Earth discover the true intentions of the Cosmists, they will probably want to destroy them, but not dare to because of the counter threat of the Cosmists with their more advanced weapons. The stage is thus set for a major 21st century war in which billions of people die – "gigadeath."

This horrific number is derived from an extrapolation up the graph of the number of deaths in major wars from the beginning of the 19th century to the end of the 21st century. Approximately 200 million people died in the 20th century, for political reasons -- wars, purges, genocides, etc.

The profound schizophrenia that the author feels on the Cosmist/Terran species dominance issue will be felt by millions of people within a few years he expects. There is probably Cosmist and Terran in nearly all of us, which may explain why this issue is so divisive. The author is simply one of the first to feel this schizophrenia. Within a decade it may be all over the planet.

The last chapter of the book closes with a repetition of a pithy slogan that summarizes the two main viewpoints in the artilect debate in a nutshell; a debate that the author believes will be raging in the coming decades.

"Do we build gods, or do we build our potential exterminators?"

Featured, Guest, John Hall December 26, 2016

Broadcasting Date: 
Monday, December 26, 2016 03:00 pm

Guest, John Hall

Guest Name: 
John Hall
'Orleans' Songwriter,Guitarist, Singer John Hall, Special Guest on The Ray Shasho Show
Guest Occupation: 
Songwriter,Guitarist,Singer,Author,Congressman
Guest Biography: 

STILL THE ONE:  A ROCK’N’ROLL JOURNEY TO

CONGRESS AND BACK

AN INTERVIEW WITH 'ORLEANS'

GUITARIST-SONGWRITER-SINGER

JOHN HALL

John Hall’s path is optimistic. As a professional performer/singer-songwriter/guitarist, he found himself wanting and needing to make changes to better the world around him. By advocacy through music, he segued into politics first on a local level, and then nationally as a member of the United States Congress. After making a difference for the environment, healthcare, and even more so for veterans, he returned to the music world.

John’s memoir STILL THE ONE:  A ROCK’N’ROLL JOURNEY TO CONGRESS AND BACK shares a variety of stories from his life in the musical and political worlds. 

Best known as a member of Orleans, a hit-making pop-rock group with multiple lead singers and hits “Still The One,” “Dance With Me,”(both co-written by John and still in heavy use on the radio, streamers, Broadway shows, and TV shows like Maya and Marty and Hallmark's Movie of the week). “Still” and “Dance” have been certified by BMI at over 12 million airplays in the US alone. Other Orleans hits include “Love Takes Time,” "Let There Be Music," and "Reach."

John Hall has written songs for music legends ranging from Janis Joplin (“Half Moon”) and Bonnie Raitt (Good Enough) and to Chet Atkins (Sails). Other folks that have covered John’s songs include: Bobby McFerrin (Dance with Me),the Doobie Brothers with James Taylor and Michael McDonald (Power), Bela Fleck with New Grass Revival (Reach), and Ricky Skaggs and James Taylor (New Star Shining). He wrote “Ms. Grace,” Number One in England by The Tymes in 1975, and listed in Rolling Stone's top five of all- time beach music hits.  

John played guitar on record and/or on tour with Seals and Crofts, Taj Mahal, Carly Simon, Little Feat, and Christopher Cross.  

His environmental concerns led him into community activism, as one of the movers of the antinuclear movement. John co-founded the activist group MUSE (Musicians United for Safe Energy) with Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, and Graham Nash in 1979. His song “Power” became the rallying song and a highlight at the five NO-NUKES concerts presented by MUSE in 1979. Among the artists that participated: Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, The Doobie Brothers, James Taylor, Gil Scott-Heron, Crosby Still and Nash, Chaka Khan, Carly Simon, Tom Petty, Jackson Browne…

Starting in 1990 John served in the Ulster County New York legislature and the Saugerties, New York Board of Education. In 2006 he ran for Congress against an entrenched incumbent in a historically Republican district. John’s musical colleagues performing at fundraisers made it possible to finance his winning campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives, for whom he served until early 2011. 

In STILL THE ONE, John shares stories about moments that stand out from both his musical and political lives. 

John shares childhood memories of being raised to be an optimist, and finding himself at age 18 in the miles of the ‘60s’ Music Explosion. In STILL THE ONE shows the cresting of his passion for environmental issues and rolling up his sleeves to help build several environmental groups.  

From Janis Joplin's birthday party to conversations behind the closed-door caucus in the basement of the Capitol, from dialog with protesters to sharing elevator rides with fellow members of Congress, this captivating memoir offers viewpoints from an earnest and humorous voice.

John Hall’s life path is jam-packed with intriguing stories, fascinating people and optimism. 

Titled after John’s best-known song, STILL THE ONE: A ROCK’N’ROLL JOURNEY TO CONGRESS AND BACK is ultimately an ode to engagement in creating a better world. –available now at amazon.com

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