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State of the Union Year End Report -Threat from Within

Friday, December 4th, 2015
State of the Union Year End Report

State of the Union Year End Report

State of the Union Year End Report- The Threat from Within
by Joseph J. Racano

Friends of Future Freedom,

As we grieve together for those killed in France, Colorado, San Bernardino and elsewhere, we can take solace in the season. December in modern American culture is fertile like the spring; a time to reflect, for quality relationships, and a place marker from which we set a baseline for our hopes to come. If we can look through the smokey haze of current events, we can still manage to be optimistic. For the first time in history, the world is united in a cause of self betterment, if for no other reason than our mutual survival.

At the risk of alienating some, I have always put truth first and my public appeal second. As someone completely unelectable, I have that luxury. I have run for public office five times, never with any possibility of winning an election, but always being successful in altering the conversation toward substance. You understand how important truth and substance are these days when you read the news, watch it on TV and internet, or listen to America’s presidential debates. The candidates are there, the issues are there, big money is there, war hawks and their conjoined twin big oil is there- but the truth alas is not.

That lack of truth motivates me annually on a masochistic trek to write a State of the Union and offer it to whomever needs a healing dose of truth or utter madness, depending on your outlook. One of the issues on my mind is gun control. I feel uniquely qualified to reflect on this because of my dual citizenship, having one foot in two different worlds. On the one hand, I am a card-carrying member of PETA. I am proud of it. The world needs PETA because the world needs compassion. On the other hand, I am a card-carrying member of the National Rifle Association. That’s right, the NRA. When I was in a sports shop recently, the owner said, “You can’t join the NRA- you’re a tree-hugging liberal.” I told him not to drink the kool-aid. Liberals and conservatives must act together in concert or we risk being buried in a mass grave like the communards (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communards).

There is a thing called TMT, or ‘Terror Management Theory’ which is the study of how to control the behavior of populations by dosing them with terror. According to Senator Al Franken, the George W. Bush administration did three separate TMT studies and concluded that people who feared for their lives or thought constantly of their own mortality were far more likely to vote for strong-leadership types, even if the voter was liberal. Around the world and recently even in America, there are many terror inducing events. Some are part of TMT, while others are simply terror crimes. The way to tell the difference is in how the media uses these criminal acts afterward to manipulate the population.

For instance, the morning of the 9-11 attacks, I was shocked and aghast. But after watching the reports come in for a few hours, I realized how often the site of the planes hitting the buildings was being shown to the viewer, and I knew it was being done on purpose. And so it was true, ‘the threat always comes from within.’ Liken it to a pickpocket who does his dirty deed by getting the ‘mark’ to focus away on the horizon. Watch that Saddam Hussein! Watch out for Al Qaeda, Isis, and zip- the oil and drug cartel just swiped your wallet!

And never in history has this all been more important. For the first time, we have a pope who has come out against climate change, with billions hanging on his every word. We have a climate summit underway as I write these words. And then you have Al Gore, whose life mission is to battle climate change, and this time he came up with a plan for a global action concert series on no less than seven continents, featuring Bon Jovi, Elton John and many others. This concert was to be broadcast 24 straight hours all over the world, bringing attention on the climate summit-to-be.

And at the exact time the concert was to begin in Paris, Sydney, Rio, Bejing and elsewhere, this highly suspicious French terrorist attack takes place, killing 130 people, turning France into a world war II police state, and completely obliterating any mention of climate talks, concerts or summits out of the news. Shortly thereafter, another shooting at Planned Parenthood, brought to you by the vile rhetoric supplied by foul-mouthed Republican presidential candidates, not unlike the shooting of Congresswoman Gabby was brought to you by Sarah Palin’s map with liberal congresspersons she felt needed to be ‘removed’ demarked by a rifle target.

Climate marchers were forbidden to gather in France last week although other large gatherings went on as planned. Marchers who defied the order were beaten and jailed, and restaurants around Paris are reporting of police swat teams battering their doors in during dinner! This caused the opposite effect of hiding the climate summit from the news, so somebody had to use what is called ‘transference’ (an old public relations technique) to draw media attention somewhere else. And miraculously, another big shoot-em-up occurs in San Bernardino California, where 14 people were killed by cammo-thugs who burst into a Christmas party firing semi automatic rifles. Suspiciously, police say a young couple tossed away their new baby, good jobs and bright future and took on the cops in a raging gun battle and all for no apparent reason. For the sake of comparison and coverage, 14 people were also killed in a single climate-induced storm in the Midwest this week. Will the government want to ban the weather channel?

I think it is important to note that all stories carried about these events have focused on the public’s right to own semi automatic rifles and ammunition rather than domestic and foreign policy, violent video games or glorification of all things military. All the stories are now morphing as we speak, into a cheering section for police, swat, paramilitary, tighter lockdowns, less freedoms and more so-called domestic intelligence gathering among US citizens. In other words, we’re heading down a dark road and a slippery slope that will lead to an Orwellian future if we let it. Historically, when a people have been subjugated, they were first divided and disarmed. We must allow neither. If a populace is to lay down their arms forever, that disarmament must start with the military and the police. The last people you would want to disarm are those in charge- and those in charge are supposed to be us. Currently, there are no candidates for US President who will address this danger- the threat from within.

Joey Racano

Hijacked headlines

Monday, November 16th, 2015
Hijacked Headlines

Hijacked Headlines

Hijacked Headlines
by joey racano

This is the tale of a billion sheep
The governments got them all fast asleep
They’re walking and talking but asleep all the same
Now they have french flags in front of their names

This is the tale of another attack
People have died and we’re taken aback
But somehow it has a recurring theme
Pearl Harbor, nine eleven, another bad dream

This is the saga of a planet gone wild
Flowers in winter, the weathers too mild
And powerful forces at work and at play
Control information, it’s worse every day

It’s hard to believe this is cause and effect
But here comes big oil you’re about to elect
This is the tale of a fork in the road
A terrorist bombing about to explode

I just read the paper, the headlines of fear
We’re shooting and bombing for Christmas this year
But someone worked hard to successfully time it
The headlines were hijacked away from the climate

joey racano

http://www.legitgov.org/CIA-Director-Brennan-Met-French-Sec…

Hijack, epilogue…

Had the french attacks not occured, this is what would be filling the worlds media news papers television cable and radio right now:

http://www.climaterealityproject.org/24hoursofreality…

Instead, I challenge those who doubt me to look at what is in the news instead. It’s all fear, it’s all war, it’s all hate and it leaves nobody talking about the climate.

C. omplete I. ntervention A. ccomplished

joey racano

Terra Attacks

Saturday, November 14th, 2015
Forced off the Air

Forced off the Air

Terra Attacks

The Pope has arrived as Saint Francis of Assisi
So has the gunfire on Avenue des Champs-Élysées
But who could have done these most hideous acts
The press has gone viral without all the facts

The news of the world is now 24 seven
200 dead, just a dozen to heaven
And who of all people got knocked of the air
It looks like Al Gore once again, it ain’t fair

The climate spectacular set to begin
Exxon and Mobil to court for their sin
Greenland is melting much faster than thought
We can’t let this build said big oil, distraught

What would it take to take over the airwaves
How many innocents sent to their early graves
Hire the mercenaries ten million each
When they are done meet the sub at the beach

Too many billions at stake in the game
Elton, Bon Jovi all using their fame
Bringing the climate awareness we fear
Leading to Paris December this year

Never mind polar bears, we’re the endangered
Who’s gonna pay for our jets and Road Rangers
We can’t let that concert go world-wide as planned
Go shoot up Paris and one of the band

joey racano

Terror attacks happen in Paris:

http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/13/world/paris-shooting/

Concerts called off:

http://news.yahoo.com/al-gore-hosting-climate-telethon-pari…

Seaworld Sanitarium

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015
dead orca

dead orca

Seaworld Sanitarium

French Riviera never really cared
about a whale named Valentin
French Riviera never was prepared
against the storm that did him in

Halfway ‘round the world San Diego Seaworld
wanted to build bigger tanks
Couldn’t care less about Antibes muddy mess
and soon doomed to join their ranks

A Sting-ray has stung his last
Muddy bay approaching fast
Sea Turtle, Sand Shark
Lights out, darkened park

Complacency is what we’ve got
Orcas in the parking lot
Sea Lions you can’t see
Waters of turbidity

Stop the madness shut them down
Mighty orca’s not your clown
Marineland, Seaquarium
Seaworld Sanitarium

Write a letter, demonstrate
Stand outside of Seaworld’s gate
Their time is coming, they will fall
Free the orcas, free them all

joey racano

The drama continues to unfold in Antibes France, at Marineland, largest marine park in Europe. The park owners ignored the warning in 2011 when they were hit by a major flood, and re-built the park, even adding new buildings that served to funnel the storm surge waters in from the ocean when the hurricane hit last week. The entire park was inundated, with 90% mortality being reported by activists fighting their way around a total press blackout.

http://m.nicematin.com/…/deces-de-lorque-valentin-a-marinel…

Wilkie and Keijo in 2014:

Valentin has already died in a tank of filth and mud, and now there are unconfirmed reports that keijo has died as well, with Wilkie’s condition deteriorating. According to french activists, the crane pictured was rented and is being used to move the orca bodies to a secret location for low-key necropsies.

Obviously this was a preventable tragedy, and a crime against nature, and it has grave implications for the Seaworld tank expansion in San Diego. How could Seaworld San Diego protect their captive orcas from such a storm driven surge? The answer is simple- they couldn’t.

Stand by for updates.

love and respect

joey racano

RIP Valentin, Freya, Keijo

Plastic People

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Plastic Person

All about ME

All about ME

Plastic Person heart of stone
Narcissistic ego zone
Can’t leave well enough alone
Take a selfie with your phone

Plastic Person oh so blind
Acting like you’ve lost your mind
It’s not too late for you to find
One thing matters- are you kind

Plastic Person grow with us
Can’t you see the world’s a muss?
Leave behind the endless fuss
Hop aboard the eco bus

Plastic Person find your heart
From today a brand new start
Don’t make dolphins come to you
See them in the ocean blue

joey racano

NEWS ALERT:

Please plan to attend the California Coastal Commission meeting and ask them to deny approval of Seaworld San Diego’s request to build more and bigger swimming pools for captive orcas.

WHEN: October 8th, Thursday, 9:00am

What: Agenda Item 14a, last item on the agenda

WHERE: Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, 300 East Ocean Blvd in the SEASIDE BALLROOM

more info at: www.coastal.ca.gov

And remember: Captivity is Tragedy

Take whale protection to the next level- thank the Navy for agreeing to precautions and ask them to expand those precautions to the waters of the Pacific Northwest:

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/tell-the-us-navy-to-expand…

http://experience.usatoday.com/…/discovery-cove-s…/32568317/

Barf Bag

Barf Bag

The Fish, the Fry and the Whale

Sunday, January 25th, 2015
Free the Orcas!

Free the Orcas!

The Fish the Fry and the Whale

The fish, the fry and the whale
Fortunes entwined at the tail
Heartless captivity slammed
River of sadness be dammed

The tiniest fish is the smelt
Incredible fate she’s been dealt
Endowed by the courts with great powers
To heal watersheds within hours

For NOAA, the message is clear
Move boldly ahead without fear
Give the Endangered priority
And resident orcas seniority

Seventy Eight are what’s left
After four decades of theft
Tell whale prisons run by pathetics
We need Lolitas genetics!

NOAA must not be complacent
Restore the Columbia Basin
The watershed needs King Chinook
And the sea needs the orcas you took!

joey racano

Everything NOAA needs to know to make this decision is right here in black and white: Lolita must go free.

“Supreme Court leaves in place a longstanding ruling that the Endangered Species Act requires federal agencies to consider the preservation of all endangered species their highest priority.”

http://earthjustice.org/content/ebrief-january-2015…

Love and respect,

joey racano

On Facebook: Thank You Whales Central Coast

Joey Racano State of the Union 2015

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
State of the Union 2015

State of the Union 2015

State of the Union Address 2015
-by Joseph Racano

Thank you.

I thank you very much and now I ask that you please be seated.

2015 and its predecessor were amazing years in history as is well known by all who shared them, not only in our great nation but those having done so in countries abroad as well.

We watched live-wire jetliners vanish without a trace, banksters being rescued and genocidal dogmatics elevated to sainthood. In America, we endured the offhand propensity for poorly trained and rarely prosecuted law enforcement personnel to address racial tensions with the barrel of their service revolvers.

We continue to label people ‘aliens’, though they come from the same planet we do.

Perhaps it would be wise for us to envision what might come next if indeed we were all made to speak the same language. The next step could be to all wear the same shoes, wear the same ties, drive the same cars, and even hold the same opinions. In Paris, proponents of such extreme monoculture recently attempted to silence freedom of expression and diversity with terror tactics. In a sign of our troubled times, authorities then handed instant victory to these terrorists by immediately arresting scores of people afterward who voiced any support for their cause, however misguided their tactics.

Ask yourself, what is the fate for those who choose not to be Charlie Hebdo? A dragonfly-sized drone on the windowsill, eavesdropping on their morning coffee, or maybe a larger one dropping bombs on their wedding reception? It is no longer enough to agree to disagree. We must be willing to defend those with whom we disagree, and do so without fear of being labeled an enemy combatant.

In Guantanamo, a long-held prisoner has written a soon-to-be-released book about his time in that shameful, still open American torture chamber. It has been heavily redacted. One wonders if he will go on a book tour after being tortured in prison, and will his torturer Dick Cheney go to prison after completing his book tour.

With the republicans now firmly in control of the United State Senate, and their democratic counterparts keeping them there by disenfranchising their own voter base, it is unlikely a new world paradigm is on the horizon to replace the new world order.

And without that paradigm, America, along with the rest of the world, can only continue our slide into the abyss of a not-so-brave new world, one without glaciers, fresh air, truth, or freedom.

Thank you and have a good evening!

Joseph J. Racano

Joseph (Joey) Racano is editor of EarthSourceMedia.org and a former California Democratic Party State Central Committee Delegate, now with the United States Green Party.

Thousands March for Lolita in Miami, Elsewhere

Sunday, January 18th, 2015
Thousands March on Miami Seaquarium

Thousands March on Miami Seaquarium

Thousands Rise for Freedom

‘Freedom, let your sweet bell ring
Orcas haven’t done a thing
Only fools would want to cage
The greatest predator of our age’

joey racano

“Lolita is a southern Orca who was captured 44 years ago in Puget Sound. She is part of an endangered species that is in vital need of naturally reproducing. January 17 is a day when humans will meet near her holding tank to demand that she be returned to her waters where her genes will help the species recover. She is an intelligent, social, family oriented animal who has been calling to her family for decades. It is time to reunite her with her family. It is the kind and humane thing to do.”
-David Georgi, professor emeritus

Marches were also held in Seattle, Las Vegas, San Diego, Colorado and in London, all demanding freedom for orcas and for and end to the slaughter of dolphins at Tajji, Japan.

Video from London: http://youtu.be/_MerHDStjXE

photo: Christina Estrada
poem: Joey Racano

He Studied at Enbridge

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
KEYSTONE REJECTED- for now

KEYSTONE REJECTED- for now

EarthSourceMedia Breaking News…

NEWSFLASH: Dems reject Keystone XL pipeline in close vote. According to some sources, there will be another vote at a later date, after which Obama will likely use the pipeline as a bargaining chip in order for another of his policies to pass. Meanwhile, the US State Department ignores the sister project, Enbridge Line 67, which is moving ahead without permits.

http://news.yahoo.com/senate-democrats-reject-bill-build-oil-pipeline-232744939–politics.html

He Studied at Enbridge
X L Pipeline that’s a ploy
Ask John Kerry, he’s our boy
While you’re looking toward the south
Endridge came from Kerry’s mouth
Line 67, the Alberta Clipper
One more pipeline for the Gipper
Same black tar from the same dam place
Clock ticks down on the human race
Nice little polar bear swims around
Two more days and he’ll be drowned
Short term profits, long term pain
See the acids in our rain
No one can control big oil
Land and sea they shall dispoil
Obama will approve XL
Sending all of us to hell
jr
Just the facts…
*John Kerry is being sued as his State Department ignores secret evil twin pipeline:
http://washingtonspectator.org/john-kerry-sued-keystone-xl…/
*Polar Bear numbers plummet as sea ice melts:
http://www.cbsnews.com/…/polar-bear-numbers-drop-dramatica…/
*Democrat gathers votes to pass XL Pipeline, Obama to ok it later anyway:
http://www.nytimes.com/…/landrieu-tries-to-gather-enough-vo…
Sign the petition against Enbridge, the XL Pipeline’s evil twin:
http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/no-enbridge-tar-sands
Let’s stop big oil!!
Love and respect,
joey racano
www.EV1.org

Marvel or Mayhem?

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Burning 'Marvel'

Burning ‘Marvel’

Marvel or mayhem?
Give me something slimy
Make it thick and black
Drill a hole with a bit on a pole
Behind the people’s back

Give the children something
They can do without
Blast a hole through bedrock
’till the dragon gushes out

Make the kids get asthma
You don’t give a f@!k
Long as yours are safe and sound
and you can make a buck
jr

Maybe you saw the link or my letter in the Los Angeles Times in response to old oil rigs being left in the ocean to be called ‘reefs’. I got one response, obviously from some long-winded oil stooge and I will include the exchange below. But first, here’s the new news about how the BP oil has made the former Gulf of Mexico into an oily bath of death:

http://www.nola.com/environment/index.ssf/2014/10/bp_spill_left_bathtub_ring_of.html

Translation? There’s an Exxon Valdez worth of oil slopping around the Macondo well on the dead gulf bottom, and far more languishing in the vicinity. And yet, here you have the brain dead Mr. Harris calling me names (my reply at bottom):

My letter:

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/readersreact/la-le-1025-saturday-oil-rigs-reefs-20141025-story.html

Mr. Harris’s comment on my letter:

Stephen Harris – Indep.
• Rank 8213
For those who are not familiar with offshore drilling operations to compare a $1.5 billion engineering and structural marvel, one of the finest examples of what engineers can do ever seen, to a shopping cart is simply ignorant. All oil companies have end-of-life (“EOL”) demolition and removal budgeted, in addition to massive State Federal bonding that goes into the hundreds of millions of dollars per unit. It is not the oil companies that are pushing for continuing usage of the substructure, usually over 100 feet from the surface for clearance, but the various state agencies and some true environmental outfits that actually have sued the companies to stop the de-commissioning of EOL units. The point is, if some underwater craft, like a US submarine, were to actually hit one of these “rigs-to-reef” projects then all major oils and independents know full well they will still have liability, so they have to correct such continuing liability or the millions of shareholders that are the actual owners of the major oil companies would fire all of the Board and Management if they left the company exposed in such a manner. Fortunately, for 15 years now, the waivers have been forthcoming sufficient to cover such potential liability and every single one of the rigs-to-reef projects have been absolute spectacular success stories as to natural habitats and the creation thereof. This is nothing new, except to “hit” bloggers and those looking for an excuse to undermine American energy security. « less
• 3 days ago

My response to Mr. Harris and his ‘marvel’:

• JoeyRacano
• Rank 12954
Somebody please tell Mr. Harris that his 1.5 billion dollar marvel left an oily bathtub ring the size of Delaware in the Gulf of Mexico. Remember this: These rigs use the latest tech to digitally position themselves at precise coordinates in the ocean, but only to suck up the dirtiest, most primitive form of energy- oil. Some marvel.

Joey Racano
• Just now

-BP should be made to clean up every last bit of that oil and their #1 customer, the pentagon, should help them.

Respect,

joey racano

www.oceanoutfallgroup.com