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Witness reports EBE/UFO sighting in Western Australia

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Alien Humanoid Sighting

Edited by Albert S. Rosales

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The following apparent UFO/alien sighting took place late at night in July 2007 in West Swan/Western Australia.

I woke up in the middle of the night and looked across into our living room and saw a very tall and very thin humanoid type being with very long arms and legs but no distinguishable features looking at a statue that we have. This being was made up totally of light yet it had form that I could distinguish. It was an intense bright light although it did not hurt my eyes and did not radiate and brighten the room. I would say it would have been at least 7 foot tall. It did not look at me but was looking at this statue. For some reason, my husband walked around the corner (as I was sleeping with my young child) as he had got up and was coming towards me. He must have missed it by a split second and did not see anything.

I initially thought it was my husband’s spirit as it was a being of a light and not a typical alien sighting that I have ever heard of. I do not believe it was my husband’s spirit or a ghost as even though it was made of light, it appeared solid as I could not see through it. The strange thing is I am an extremely frightened person and this did not frighten me at all. I have since seen strange lights in our area within the last year but cannot be sure if they are in fact unidentified or not. But I do know what I saw and I cannot explain this.

I would love to hear if anyone else has ever seen anything like this also as there is virtually nothing on the internet about this.

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January 25, 2010 at 8:03 am

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Conservative Party lead over Liberals all but evaporated, poll suggests

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In a file photo, Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper (3rd L) listens to Chief of the Defence Staff General Walt Natynczyk (R) during a meeting with Haitian-Canadian community leaders to discuss the earthquake in Haiti, in Harper's Langevin Block office in Ottawa. Also pictured are Foreign Minister Lawren
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In a file photo, Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper (3rd L) listens to Chief of the Defence Staff General Walt Natynczyk (R) during a meeting with Haitian-Canadian community leaders to discuss the earthquake in Haiti, in Harper’s Langevin Block office in Ottawa. Also pictured are Foreign Minister Lawren
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Photograph by: Chris Wattie, Reuters
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OTTAWA – Stephen Harper’s Conservatives hold only a slim lead over the Liberals, according to a new national poll that suggests the government’s decisive response to the earthquake in Haiti has not translated into big political dividends for the Tories.

The poll, conducted exclusively for Canwest News Service and Global National, said the Conservatives would garner 34 per cent of the vote if an election was held today, compared to 31 per cent for the Liberals.

The NDP would capture 17 per cent, the Bloc Quebecois nine per cent and the Green Party eight per cent, the poll suggests.

The poll by Ipsos-Reid is the third national sampling of voter intentions released within the past week that has said the Tory lead over the Grits has all but evaporated.

In Ontario, they were neck-and-neck with the Liberals at 38 per cent and Conservatives at 37 per cent. In Quebec, the Bloc held the lead at 37 per cent, followed by the Liberals at 30 per cent and the Conservatives at 15 per cent.

National support for the Conservative party was down three points from the 37 per cent support it enjoyed in November. On the other hand, Liberal support was seven points higher than the dismal 24 per cent the party scored in a survey two months ago.

Pollster Darrell Bricker traced the Conservatives’ slide and the Liberals’ sharp uptick in support to voter backlash over Harper’s decision to suspend Parliament until March 3, and said it appears to have nothing to do with anything Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff and his party have done.

“It’s completely a reaction to Stephen Harper,” said Bricker, president of Ipsos-Reid.

Bricker said many voters see his decision to prorogue Parliament as more evidence of Harper’s pre-occupation with political scheming.

“It’s not because people have a really big issue with proroguing the House,” Bricker said. “It’s really the (political) games, that’s what gets under people’s skin. That’s what you are seeing the effects of (in the poll).”

Bricker said the last time Harper suffered such a political hit was when he slipped a “poison pill” into the government’s economic update in the fall of 2008 that would have ended public funding of political parties.

Bricker said that although the Harper Conservatives have not scored a “partisan burst” of support for the speedy response to the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti, it’s still early days. “People haven’t seen this is political terms yet,” he said.

Bricker argued the latest polls should be taken with a grain of salt on grounds there appears to be no major issue driving voter opinion.

“It’s a bit like the silly season right now,” he said. “It’s kind of like the summer.”

The poll, conducted Tuesday through Thursday, involved telephone interviews with 1,000 adults. In a sampling that size, the national results are considered accurate to within plus or minus 3.1 percentage points, 19 times out of 20. The margin of error for the provincial breakdowns is higher.

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January 25, 2010 at 7:49 am

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City of Ottawa defensive over public housing failure

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by Hugh Adami
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The Public Citizen
 

The Public Citizen

Ottawa City Hall is on the defensive over the story of Rick Bertrand, the high-rise superintendent who has brain cancer and is trying to get into social housing after losing his job and the apartment that came with it.

Some people at City Hall resent my suggestion that silly bureaucratic rules are hampering the municipality in quickly providing Bertrand, his disabled wife, Tanya, and their little girl, Meghan, with a new place to live.

Too bad if I hurt any feelings. At least now some very senior people at City Hall and its agencies are working on this file, which wasn’t the case when Bertrand first went looking for help almost two weeks ago.

Bertrand’s story in The Public Citizen also caught the attention of Premier Dalton McGuinty’s constituency office, which says it is extremely interested in the outcome. The Bertrands live — for now — in McGuinty’s riding.

And Jim Watson, former Ontario municipal affairs and housing minister and a mayoral candidate in next fall’s municipal election, raised the Bertrand story a few days ago with Jo-Anne Poirier, executive director of Ottawa Community Housing, and Somerset Councillor Diane Holmes, chair of organization’s board of directors.

Mayor Larry O’Brien also had a chance to address the issue, but he did not respond to my voice mail, which explained why I was calling.

Watson agrees with me. He says it is paramount the city gets the family into social housing quickly, given their circumstances. He says it is not about having the Bertrands jump the queue on social housing’s waiting list, but rearranging it so that the family can be accommodated and their hardships eased a bit. “It’s not a question of queue-jumping. It’s a question of looking at who is in most need.”

Furious readers have also called and e-mailed the paper, some with offers of temporary accommodation if it means the Bertrands can avoid going to a homeless shelter on Wednesday when they have to vacate their apartment. That, if you can believe it, is what the city’s social-housing registry wants them to do if they want to keep their priority status for a subsidized unit. Meghan, only 21/2, has to go there, too, even though she could temporarily live at her grandmother’s home, about a kilometre away from the shelter.

Watson also thinks that forcing the Bertrands into a homeless shelter is unnecessary.

The Bertrands “have been beset by numerous challenges and the last thing they need, obviously, is to find themselves in a homeless shelter with a child,” he says.

Bertrand is now so fearful of losing priority status that he’s resigned to living in the shelter, even though originally, he said he couldn’t put his family through it. But now he says he wants to make sure his wife and daughter have a roof over their heads as soon as possible, especially as he may not have that much time to live. He’s had three seizures because of the cancer.

Bertrand’s horrific story has played into the hands of those at City Hall who are insinuating I don’t understand the rules and problems of a social-housing system that is busting at the seams.

The Bertrands look like pawns as the city gets a chance to advance its argument that the provincial and federal governments have to build more subsidized housing in Ottawa.

The housing situation is bad. The province is pitching in again at least, but it’s only a drop in the bucket. There are 10,200 families or individuals on a waiting list for 15,000 city-owned apartment and townhouse units and another 7,000 belonging to non-profit groups. More than 900 people on the waiting list — including the Bertrands — have priority status. The Bertrands are in the second-highest or “urgent” priority because of medical problems. (Tanya has hip dysplasia and needs hip-replacement surgeries.) Those who have the highest priority for social housing are women and children fleeing abusive situations. That priority is required by the province, while the other priorities are set by the city.

Those without any priority status could wait as long as eight years. The Bertrands have been told they could have a unit within a month or so. But I think it will be a matter of days, as there is much pressure on the city to find something for them.

The Bertrands’ situation isn’t unique, the city says. Ishbel Solvason, executive director of the city’s social-housing registry, says there are another 110 or so applicants with health problems.

Breaking the rules and bumping the Bertrands to the top of the list doesn’t address the real problem of inadequate social housing, Bay councillor and mayoral candidate Alex Cullen wrote this week to the Citizen’s editor. The argument was repeated in another letter to the editor by Aaron Burry, general manager of the city’s community and social services.

Who says breaking the rules would address the problem? I’m just saying breaking the rules would show some compassion.

Says Watson: “The last thing that’s needed is buck-passing and finger-pointing. These people need help. … I think (the Bertrand case) yells out, ‘Use some good, common sense.’

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January 25, 2010 at 7:43 am

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UFOs are as common in Space as planes in the sky Space Agency experts say

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by Paul Chen

  Photo taken by Roberto Di Sena
 
Photo taken by Roberto Di Sena, former military officer. He described taken the photo anytime between 08h30 and 10h00 a.m. local time, on November 26, 2006, in a location called Alagamar, periphery of the city of Natal, state of Rio Grande no Norte, Brazil. Di Sena did not observe anything unusual in the sky and took several pictures at random, deleting a few later. Fortunately, he did not delete this one. The camera used was a Pentax Optio 60 6.0 megapixels. Reference: ufocasebook.com

Astronauts often detect Extraterrestrial space craft trailing Space Shuttle other missions” the India Daily reports.

“Evidence has come up which now points to the fact that there are thousands of alien space ships that control the space around the Earth. The alien space crafts follow the terrestrial missions closely,” The India Daily further reports, which also obtained information that, “The astronauts see them all the time.

NASA’s Astronaut Scott Carpenter indicated that “At no time, when the astronauts were in space were they alone: there was a constant surveillance by UFOs.” LINK

“Uh Houston, this is Discovery. We still have the alien spacecraft under [observance])?” (note last word difficult to make out on tape).

During the mission of the Space Shuttle Atlantis
During the mission of the Space Shuttle Atlantis “STS-37” in April 1991, an Extraterrestrial space craft which appears to be metallic, arrives from the top and then swings in front of the video camera (it moves to the right and to the left, up and down). In the backgroundwe can see the Earth. Reference: Ufoevidence.com.

‘Astronauts Talk’ alleges that the previous statement was recorded by Baltimore resident Donald Ratsch (MUFON member) from a HAM radio rebroadcast between the space shuttle Discovery and Houston ground control, on March 1989 03/14/89 6:42 EST.

Eugene Cernan was commander of Apollo 17 In a Los Angeles Times article in 1973 Cernand said, about UFOs:

“…I’ve been asked (about UFOs) and I’ve said publicly I thought they (UFOs) were somebody else, some other civilization.”

A Time Magazine article cited that Major White exclaimed over the radio in 1962: “There ARE things out there! There absolutely is!”

  Earth Orbit - Alien spacecraft in METEOSAT photo
 
September 03, 1993, Earth Orbit – Alien spacecraft in METEOSAT photo.

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Recommended readings:

The Quality-of-Life and Human Development, ISBN: 1897036353, 2006, 2007;Capitalism is Not Democracy, Part I, 2006; ISBN: 1894934636; and Do Extraterrestrials Exist? ISBN: 189731809X, 2007.

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January 25, 2010 at 7:41 am

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Protesters demand Stephen Harper reconvene Parliament

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Anti-prorogation rally on the Hill draws 3,500

by Vito Pilieci

Calling it a rally in support of democracy, more than 3,500 people gathered at Parliament Hill Saturday afternoon to demand Prime Minister Stephen Harper immediately re-convene Parliament.

The Ottawa rally — one of more than 60 planned rallies in cities across the country — boasted a turnout almost three times more than organizers were expecting.

Jesse Root, one of the organizers of the Ottawa rally, said the number of people was proof that the Internet can be a powerful tool when piecing together a political movement.

“There have been a lot of questions about whether Facebook can be used to co-ordinate a political movement,” said Root.

“Look around.”

The rallies were organized after an Alberta university student created a group on the social networking website Facebook called Canadians Against Proroguing Parliament, which quickly became a rally point for Canadians who were against Harper’s decision to suspend Parliament until March, rather than having it reconvene this Monday as had been scheduled.

The group’s membership quickly swelled; it currently has more than 212,000 members.

Despite its size, political pundits questioned the group’s ability to generate an effective grassroots campaign against the prorogation, especially after a demonstration in Toronto on Thursday saw fewer than 35 people turn out.

However, Root said the results of the Toronto protest should be ignored.

He said the Toronto rally was planned at the last minute when it was announced that Harper would be addressing officials at the C.D. Howe Institute. Root said the official cross-country protests against the decision to prorogue Parliament had always been scheduled for Jan. 23.

“That was just a preview,” said Root, pointing to a sea of homemade signs and angry faces that quickly filled the sidewalk in front of the Peace Tower.

People came bearing signs with hand-painted slogans calling on politicians to resume their duties. “Get back to work,” read one sign. “Less hockey, more politics,” read another — referring to the timing of the prorogation, which will coincide with the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Similar scenes took place in other municipalities. More than 7,000 protesters turned up at Toronto’s Dundas Square, while another 500 demonstrated in Halifax.

Organizers were boasting of rallies in 50 communities across the country.

Demonstrations were also planned outside Canadian consulates in San Francisco, California, and Dallas, Texas. People were also expected to gather in Costa Rica and London, England.

In Ottawa, dozens of speakers took to the podium to discuss everything from Canada’s role in Afghanistan to the country’s environmental record, and even the way Nortel workers and pensioners are being treated by the company’s ongoing bankruptcy woes.

Protesters claimed the prorogation of Parliament has handicapped the country’s ability to address issues such as pension reform and green energy.

“Politicians calculated that we would be apathetic about this, but clearly they were wrong,” Alex Hill, another one of the Ottawa event’s co-ordinators, told the crowd before leading the protesters in a chant telling politicians to “get back to work.”

Despite attempts by organizers to keep the event unaffiliated with any political party, Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff and NDP leader Jack Layton were also allowed to speak to the crowd.

Layton was also planning to board a plane and jet to Canada’s west coast to speak at the Victoria rally later in the afternoon.

“The House of Commons is supposed to be the house of the people,” said Layton. “Mr. Harper, unlock the doors of the people’s house.”

The sentiments were echoed by Ignatieff, who praised the cross-country movement that the Facebook group had created.

“This is not a party or political event. It belongs to the Canadian people,” he said. “This is a demonstration that shows that Canadians care for their democracy.”

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January 25, 2010 at 7:36 am

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Canadian Navy says no to buying American

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by David Pugliese

OTTAWA — Faced with delays and restrictions about what it can and cannot do with U.S. technology, Canada’s navy has opted to modernize its frigates using as much non-American equipment as possible for key systems on the ships.

The Defence Department had stipulated that the command-and-control systems on the multibillion-dollar frigate upgrade be free of U.S. regulations, say officials with Lockheed Martin Canada in Ottawa, the company handling the contract.

In the past, the strict enforcement by the U.S. government of technology restrictions under International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) has delayed the delivery of military equipment to Canada. In addition, in 2006 U.S. government officials tried unsuccessfully to limit the type of Canadians who could work on Canadian defence programs, specifically requesting that those who were born in certain countries or who had dual citizenship with particular countries not be allowed access to American technology.

Such restrictions violate Canadian law.

As a result, key radars, sensors and software to be installed on the Halifax-class frigates are coming from Canada, Sweden, Israel, Germany and the Netherlands.

“It was a desire (by the customer),” Don McClure, Lockheed Martin Canada’s vice- president of business development, said of the decision to use technology that wasn’t controlled by ITAR. “The primary thing is during the life of a warship there is the need to modify certain tactics or add certain sensors and the navy didn’t want to be restricted to having to ask permission (from the U.S.) for that.”

McClure said the command-and-control system the firm is developing in conjunction with Saab Electronics Systems of Sweden will be free of any U.S. export controls.

That will also allow the Ottawa company to market the system to other navies without having to seek U.S. permission.

Some of the weapons on the Canadian frigates use U.S.-technology and there are other American-made components that aren’t covered by ITAR on the vessels.

McClure said the frigate modernization is on track, with the first ship expected to be worked on starting in the fall. The Defence Department is spending a total of $3.1 billion on the program, which not only includes the work being done by Lockheed Martin Canada and its partners, but mid-life improvements to mechanical systems on the vessels to be done by shipyards on the east and west coasts.

The modernization of all 12 frigates will be finished by 2017.

Defence Department spokeswoman Jocelyn Sweet sent an

e-mail noting that the department did not specify that the materials and work associated with the mid-life maintenance of the frigates be free from U.S. ITARS.

But she added, “DND did require that any proposals related to the integrated combat system address how the contractor would mitigate any risk to the delivery schedule if they included sourcing of material or services from the U.S. that would invoke ITAR restrictions.”

Ottawa-based Thales Canada Defence and Security, which is also working on the frigate modernization, has noticed a spike in the desire for ITAR-free equipment at the Defence Department and from military forces around the world, said company official Conrad Bellehumeur. “Telling them something is ITAR-free produces a great interest” at DND, he added.

McClure noted that European companies are starting to gain an advantage in some marketplaces because of the U.S. ITAR restrictions.

ITARs have been partly blamed for the delays in the delivery of the Canadian Forces new maritime helicopter, the Cyclone, which is years behind schedule.

The U.S. enforces the ITARs as a way to prevent sensitive technology from falling into the hands of countries such as China and Iran.

But privately, some Canadian defence industry officials complain that the U.S. selectively uses ITARs to give equipment being provided by American-based companies an advantage in export situations. They say there have been cases where the U.S. State Department has used ITARs to prevent Canadian products from being sold overseas because those items have some American-technology in them, while at the same time giving approval to U.S. firms to sell the same components in the same foreign market.

Lockheed Martin officials said the frigate contract will create about 60 new jobs in Ottawa, largely in program management and manufacturing. Bellehumeur said the contract would maintain about 15 jobs in Ottawa at Thales.

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January 25, 2010 at 7:32 am

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Counter Our Consciousness Destruction by Capitalist Doctrine: Stress the Real Economy

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by Horace Carby-Samuels

Capitalist doctrine has promoted a civilization where persons are socialized to live their lives by primarily chasing after money and financial-equivalent results.  However, humans are essentially mind-guided entities who are intuitively aware of their latent cosmic-linked Consciousness.  Addtionally, the fiduciary currency which capitalism is conditioning humans to chase, has been a relatively recent convenience that has been created to accompany human civilization.

Meanwhile, as the human brain and our physical structure evolved, humans developed awareness of a number of critical dispositions, which capitalist doctrine and its supporting apparachnicks is busy trying to get us to overlook. Humans recognized their mortality, at the same time that they framed a latent awareness that they shared in a cosmic linkage, (which essentially led them to construe and to execute burial rituals).

Additionally, as humans began to develop technology, they also began to formulate concepts about their quality-of-living; and about how their own living could be advanced. Humans therefore began to see their living as exercises in how they are able to manage the commitment and the allocation of the time (for living) that became available to them.  Humans therefore began to economize on the allocation of their time for living, long before the invention and the usage of any other sort of currency.

Humans as mind-guided entities, have therefore historically set out to budget, to categorize, and to evaluate (appraise) the returns from the allocation (commitment) of their time. In his book Principles of Economics, which was first published in 1890, the neo-classical English economist Alfred Marshall explicitly recognized that humans draw on this intuitive principle of ranking in living-centred terms, the different yields from how and where their time for living had been committed.

In recognition that living, was the substantive operation that humans saw at hand, Marshall stressed that persons changed jobs on the basis of their judgments as to how their real income would change, rather than how their money income would change.

Clearly, when Marshall drew attention to the latent historical presence of the real economy, that was critical.

In particular, Marshall was pointing out that conscious, mind-guided persons, had targets in respect of the quality of their existence, that they used to judge how effective their time ommiments had been.

In contrast, proponents of the capitlist doctrine do not make what happens to people, their priority. Instead, they emphasize the money economy. However, the money economy, which capitalist doctrine emphasizes, was a manifestation of society, which was developed much later, after societies developed fiduciary currencies, to counteract the quantity and other limitations of commodity currencies.

Meanwhile, historically, by virtue of their ideological commitment to focus only on monetary-equivalent transactions, capitalist economists (such as Milton Friedman) have downplayed the presence of the real economy. They argue that, the real income (to which Alfred Marshall had alluded), is no more than the monetary income of persons, which they have [implicitly statistically] adjusted, for changes in the price levels which [they may expect to] occur as a result of inflation. Accordingly, that misperception by capitalist doctrine, is therefore being fed to us in the statistical reports that Western governments provide.

Capitalism does not emphasize persons, as being consumers of their time for living. It also does not emphasize them as being managers of that time, toward maximizing their opportunities to achieve Human Development. Therefore, proponents and supporters of capitalist doctrine, do not countenance the presence of the real (living-centred) economy out of which Marshall’s comment had come.

However, the ancient Gnostics had warned us about the presence of a hostile, predatory, alien consciousness (such as that which is now behind the promotion of capitalist doctrine), which is living among us in various masquerades. They pointed out that the aim of this predatory consciousness is to capture and to manipulate the evolutionary potential and the soul of humans. Accordingly, the hostile alien consciousness (behind capitalist doctrine), aims to use a human focus on monetary results, to befuddle and to distract humans.

This latent , hostile, and predatory alien consciousness behind capitalist doctrine, aims to distract the latent Consciousness which humans have of their cosmic linkages; and thereby aims to destroy human existential sensibilities.

By means of formal and informal programs of education and socialization, the capitalist doctrine is being used to steer us away from either being aware of, from contemplating, or from pursuing, an action-linked evolution of our Consciousness. Instead, the capitalist socialization emphasizes how our actions can be linked to the enhanced private acquisition of financial-equivalent wealth.

In the name of science and the scientific method, the capitalist doctrine promotes a civilization where persons are conditioned to primarily and overwhelmingly pursue the enhanced acquisition of money, (which they may then spend in profit-supportive trade). The system of governance in societies that have been conditioned to operate under the guidance and under the recognition patterns of capitalist doctrine, therefore promotes the generation of financial balance sheet results, (and so measures economic performance).

 Living is about Trade and Exchange

 Quality-of-living is about what we get in exchange for committing our time. Therefore, although the usefulness and convenience of money in commercial trading operations cannot be gainsayed, our latent awareness of the historical presence of the real economy, leads us to recognize some critical existential facts. Chief of these is the fact that it is the presence of the real economy, (in the form of the mix of opportunities among which we may commit our time), together with the understanding that we form as to what living is all about, that enables us to decypher the quality-of-living which we have.

Accordingly, we may not allow ourselves to forget that, notwithstanding the capitalist emphasis on monetary results, an economy is not about the monetary value of prevailing trade and exchange. Rather, it is about the pattern of outcomes which arise, in association with the time and effort management operations of the people who make up a society.

In particular, an economy (of any sort), shows the living-related results, that have been forthcoming from the productive participation of collectives of persons. who together contribute to the mixes of products and services which comprise the real economic data.

These participating persons should be seen as coping with their environment, while they are at the same time aiming to give content and meaningfulness to their respective decisions to remain alive. We therefore need to move our understanding of our reality, away from the money-chasing civilization into which the capitalist socialization has systematically set out to condition us.

As Conscious mind-guided persons, our alternative is to focus on the sense of being, toward which our historical and latent awareness of the real economy (in which our historical commitment to survival via time use management), has so far nurtured us. Therefore, ,to appraise prevailing economic performance, we need to look at the pattern of survival benefits that humans secure, as they aim to enhance the effectiveness of how they are able to commit their time for living.

An economic performance appraisal context which is consistent with this type of time-use recognition, was elaborated by Horace Carby-Samuels (2006) Quality-of-Living and Human Development as the Outcome from Economic Progress; Ottawa, Canada, (Agora Cosmopolitan Publishing, ISBN1897036353). He elaborated that, toward achieving the patterns which frame the quality-of-living that arises in the real economy, and that also lead to the achievement of Human Development, there are three types of not mutually exclusive time-use management activities among which persons allocate their efforts.

These critical indicative time-use activities of persons comprise their (a) Subsistence-Securing operations; (b) Meaning-Search operations; and ( c) Rest and Recreational operations. As a result, governments that aim to service the real economy, will need to ensure that their economic development commitments will enable persons to secure access to (at least minimum) targetted levels of these mixes of critical living-supportive services.

 Additionally, mindful that persons aim to give meaning to their decision to reject suicide (and remain alive), economic development programming that aims to service the real economy, must foster and must also complement knowledge-acquisition by the members of the society.

Governments therefore have the responsibility to see to it that barriers are not placed on information transference (as persons aim to understand and to cope with their natural environment, and its laws of autonomous evolution). Finally, governments will need to recognize that in the real economy, persons also seek to have at least some customary amount of time for rest and recreation..

Prevailing Economic Management Realities

Meanwhile, consistent with the capitalist oversight of the opportunities which people have to manage the allocation of their time, reports about the economic downturn of 2008-2009, concentrated on what the money economy showed. Circumstances regarding the real economy, and about how the quality-of-living of the members of the society could be enhanced, were essentially ignored. However, what cannot be ignored is that the recorded downturn in trade and exchange, arose from some disingenuous business operations in the banks and near-banks, that form the U. S. system of (trade-centred) financial intermediation.

True to the greed-promoting norms of the money economy, a number of these bank and near-bank agencies, in pursuit of profit results, had created a mix of questionable commercial paper “assets”. These “assets” were then sold (for profit, of course) on the world-wide market, to other financial institutions, which later found themselves holding what amounted to worthless paper..

The cascade of financial credit curtailment that then resulted in the commercial market; was also accompanied by insolvencies in the commercial banking sector.

However, notably, the “corrective” measures which governments then took, were largely all directed at propping up the commercial banking system. In the process, these governments caused their treasuries to create financial assets that were then ploughed back, as capital, into the ailing banking system, which has since then continued merrily on to generate “profit” earnings, through its speculation in commercial paper..

Like other Wesern governments, in the “corrective” economic measures regarding the 2008-2009 economic downturn, the president of the United States proposed in his Economic Reconstruction and Renewal package, no substantive remedy focus on fostering enhancement in the quality-of-living of the people who make up the society. Rather, these (western) governments were largely concerned with what the cash-equivalent volume of profitable commercial trade (largely by the banks and corporations) would show.

Their remedial focus was NOT on promoting the avilability of services that form the backbone of the real economy, (where the economic emphasis is on the types of participative efforts which are available to the persons who make up the society).

Arguably, therefore, these governments need to recognize that notwithstanding the capitalist propaganda (such as that which is offered as economic development “advice” to The President of the United States, and to western governments), an economy, is not about the changes in monetary value of trade, that the activities of corporations have generated.

An economy is about the pattern of outcomes which arise, in association with the time and effort management operations of the people who make up a society. Additionally, an economy shows the mixes of products and services, which have been forthcoming from the productive participation of the collectives of persons that operate within an environment of governance..

Meanwhile, these participating persons must be seen as coping with their environment, (while they are at the same time aiming to give content and meaningfulness to their respective decisions to remain alive)Accordingly, and in particular, an economy (of any sort), shows the living-related results from the resource management operations in which thepeople at hand participate.

Real economic performance is therefore shown by HOW the quality-of-living of the human participants (in the society at hand) has been affected.  However, capitalist economic reports are not interested in those economic outcomes, in behalf of human survival, (that are shown by the opportunities of persons to enhance their quality-of living). Meanwhile, the ancient Gnostics had warned humans about the fact that a predatory alien consciousness which is operating among us under various masquerades, will advance an insidious emphasis (such as the money-centred one of capitalist doctrine) which is indifferent to fostering the quality-of-living the experience of people.

These capitalists argue that application of the scientific method, shows that this money-centred doctrine which they articulate (and also empirically apply), provides the best vehicle for understanding what constitutes revealed progress from how humans manage scarce (biologically limiting) time and their other resources.

Indeed, capitalist doctrine, uses this “scientific bogeyman arbiter”, as an excuse to ignore and to essentially downplay the living-centred aim which is behind human economic management activities. The capitalist doctrine argues net financial-equivalent gain (as the indicator of economic performance), because that happens to be the ONLY measurement context which may be also used to gauge the success of the banks, and the corporations, (whose operations and objectives, the capitalist governments aim to service).

Through programs of formal and informal education, capitalism therefore executes a pernicious socialization. In it, persons are conditioned to accept an economy as being an environment where they must go about earning money, that will thereby show (as it does for in non-mortal corporations), how successful the management of scarce resources on their their time path of survival, has been..

The capitalist socialization, therefore conditions people to seek “employment” where they are “hired” to perform as corporate “wage slaves”, who are in market competition with each other (in the cycle of financial achievement). In that socialization, people are distracted from their latent awareness of the real economy; from their mortality; and from their latent cosmic linkage (as mind-guided entities). As a result, they are not conditioned to seek out, and to execute positive participative opportunities in their personal evolution, and in that of their society.

Capitalist doctrine has therefore been used to generate, or to perpetuate among human beings, an exploitive socialization, rather than one where persons relate empathetically to each other, at the same time that they recognize their mutuality.

Additionally, by keeping the prospects for the private acquisition of money at the forefront of the awareness and interactive patterns of persons, the capitalist socialization is centred on having people chase after money.  However, experience shows that the perpetuation of the money economy is a societal mode of fraternal and environmental parasitization, rather than one of mutual ennoblement.

The Adjustment Path

If citizens aim to enhance their quality-of-living attainments so as to access oppportunities for Human Development, there are specific operations into which they will need to enter. For example, they will need to require, and to also give support to those governments that begin to focus on fostering their access to those types of time-use opportunities which will lead to enhancement of (what Alfred Marshall had called) their real income; and also about which Carby-Samuels (2006) had elaborated

Any sort of government commitment, to fostering the availability of features that lead to quality-of-life enhancement, will await citizen prompting and insistence. That is because governments will look beyond servicing the profit opportunities of the corporate sector, only after citizens begin to demand that these governments make themselves aware of the real economy which they must also service. It must also be impressed on these governments that this real economy is expressed in the mix of the time-use opportunities that are available to the persons who are contributing participants in the society.

It happens, however, that when the foregiong type of citizen input is made, governments will need to pay close attention to the structure and to the content of prevailing programs of education and socialization which they promote. In particular, these programs will need to do more than deliver mixes of “wage slaves” who will compete among each other for corporate-provided financial compensation (only.

Meanwhile, under the influence of the prevailing predatory hideous alien consciousness that is behind capitalist doctrine, a capitalist-sponsored government and the educational system that it promotes, will dig their heels in to emphasize the overwhelming importance of likely financial outcomes. Such a government and its systems of formal and informal education will be unlikely to aim to foster the capability of citizens to develop the technical and environmental awareness, that will assist them to achieve opportunities for Human Development (as a bonding with their cosmic-linked human birthright).

Additionally, IF the type of economic shock which we experienced in 2008-2009 is not to be repeated, there must necessarily be also legislative reform of the privilege mix on which the commercial banking system now operates.

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January 25, 2010 at 7:25 am