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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

Chronopolis, a sci-fi novel by joey racano

Friday, February 6th, 2015
A Time Machine powered by the energy of several stars, used to change history -

A Time Machine powered by the energy of several stars, used to change history –

Chronopolis: A book of science fiction by joey racano, 209 pages, lot’s of fun!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chronopolis/318012341728797

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

Marching in Miami

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
700 months in a little pool-

700 months in a little pool-

Marching in Miami

They’re marching in Miami
to free Lolita who
spent 45 consecutive years
inside a petting zoo

The kids are so against it
They’ll March in Seattle too
Lolita don’t you worry we
will soon be there for you!

For 700 hundred months
they held you captive in a park
Feeding you dead fish
and pouring chlorine after dark

But now because of Blackfish
the world has woken up
And science says a mom’s still there
who longs to see her pup

They’re marching on Miami
and watching ’round the world
As one, Lolita lovers say:
It’s time to release the girl!

jr

You can call Miami Seaquarium at: (305) 361-5705

More about the Miracle March for Lolita: https://www.facebook.com/events/541665699295430

More about the ongoing Miami SeaQuarium Protests. Each week they turn away an increasing number of cars from the park! https://www.facebook.com/events/1534994193431966/

Seattle Solidarity March for Lolita:

https://www.facebook.com/events/824071510970187/permalink/835921589785179/

“She’s there now, but she belongs here!” We’ll join in solidarity with the Miracle March for Lolita in Miami, as well as those who stand with and for Lolita every week of the year. We all share the same dream and hope: that Lolita may retire and return to the Salish Sea. Please see pinned post for latest details, and keep inviting your friends, on and off Facebook.

Please respond “Going” if you’re local and can make it. Otherwise, “Maybe” to show support or get notifications.”

This message forwarded by…

joey racano, Director
Ocean Outfall Group
On facebook: Free Tilly

Happy Trickster

Thursday, December 18th, 2014
Happy Trickster

Happy Trickster

Happy Trickster

Happy trickster, that’s Coyote
Saw him when I dropped peyote
Laying there in bed with me
Sound asleep and dreaming free

Toes were twitching, he was running
Some fool redneck out there gunning
Left his paw prints on the track
Walked on leaves and doubled back

Happy trickster ears akimbo
Living life in constant limbo
Hunted trapped reviled and hated
So under appreciated

Watch him prance amid the grasses
Sneak amid the sleeping masses
Got Coyote? I say thank it
Let him use your favorite blanket

joey racano

http://www.latimes.com/sc…/la-me-coyotes-20141218-story.html

Introducing Titan

Monday, November 17th, 2014
Point of No Return

Point of No Return

Introduction to Triton

Everybody, please meet Triton
Forgive me if these pictures frighten
The magnitude of these foul ships
Forces one to come to grips

Just how much oil do we need
When does good sense outpace greed
Hard work just brought back the whale
Now these fools are straining shale

Pointed ship and kind of stocky
Made with pride in Nagasaki
Please don’t buy from Mitsubishi
Always up to something fishy

Live aboard or land your chopper
One good missile, that would stop her
Triton, this is Planet Mother:
Stop pretending there’s another

jr

ACTION –

1.) Please watch this short fluffy sales video from the industry of Lucifer:

(Thanks to Ed Johnson for this amazing resource!)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu2a-BPNIsXdkF3vM8j0fMA

2.) Now, send this letter to our leaders in government:

http://www.petition2congress.com/…/prohibit-military-sonar…/

Thank You Whales (and our Friends who love them)!

Sunday, August 24th, 2014
Go Sea Shepherd!

Go Sea Shepherd!

Another Summer beach season comes and goes
Good folks digging in the sand with toes
Clouds lined up like cookies in the sky
Kids at the shore keep a watchful eye

Thar she blows!- comes the jubilant shout
as another mamma Humpback blows her spout
They’re just in time for the yearly jubilation
Thank You Whales, and the whole Whale Nation!

You saved us once and we took your advice
We promise that you’ll never have to save us twice
From the Shepherds of the Sea to the Greens of Peace:
‘Let the ecosystems heal and the Seals increase!’

joey racano

http://www.ksby.com/news/local-organization-thanks-whales-for-a-third-year/

OUR FRIENDS MAKE US STRONG!

In solidarity,

Joey Racano and the OOG crew

special thanx Diane Sandra Jennifer
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Have you hugged your Whale today?

Friday, July 25th, 2014
Have you hugged your whale today?

Have you hugged your whale today?

Have you hugged your whale today?

Willing a Whale

Somebody once told me if I hugged a whale
The oceans would calm and the sea beasts prevail
But my arms were too short and I knew I would fail
Even when I tried it down by his tail

So using a technique I learned in Madrid
Forehead to forehead I hugged with my Id
That was the weirdest thing I ever did
The whale was surprised melding minds with a kid

I thought ‘Do you like me?’ The whale pictured, ‘Yes,’
and showed me where Blackbeard had buried a chest
‘Now, do run along boy, I’m needing of rest’
And that’s when I hugged him for being the best

That was the last time I saw Mr. Whale
To this day, nobody believes in this tale
But sure as a sunset, the sea did prevail
So call it a fluke and I’ll call it his tail

joey racano

3rd annual Thank You Whales is fast approaching, get your tickets now at:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/thank-you-whales-celebration-tickets-11924974921?aff=eac2

Come celebrate and commemorate the Humpback invasion of 2012!

AVILA COMMUNITY CENTER more info www.oceanoutfallgroup.com

Featured speakers:

Susan Hartland, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, U.S.
Zachary Smith, NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council)
Mothers for Peace, Ocean Defenders Alliance, Howard Pines, Lyndia Leonard, Whale and Dolphin Watch Music by PANGA and by Joey Racano, Catered by Phil’s Catering, Susnet Prayer by Fred Collins, Tribal Administrator, Northern Chumash Tribal Council, Benedictine Monk Michael J Philips, and featuring the art of Templeton Elementary, Grade 2, and Sally Lamas- SPONSORS: Surfrider Sea Shepherd, Mothers for Peace, Central Coast BIONEERS, ECOSLO, Ocean Outfall Group, GREENPEACE, more-

When the Baleen Doors Slam Shut

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
Door slams shut!

Whump!

When the Doors Slam Shut

No one could believe it
Whales were in the Bay
In numbers that had not been seen
for many long a day

A shutterbugs exclusive
Who gets to be that close?
Baleenoptera performance opera
In a mighty dose

Some drew near in kayaks
And birds danced on the nose
But you don’t want to be there
when that cavern starts to close!

Zooming in with cameras
Focus all in view
Zooming birds, excited words
And someone lost a shoe

Surfboards crossed the safety borders
Let me tell you whut-
WHUMP! You better back up when
The baleen doors slam shut!

jr

Notes: Having evolved together in a sacred partnership, the Pelicans are in no danger. The whale in this photo waited patiently for the bird to fly out before closing up shop!

Please sign and share these petitions:

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/stop-the-navys-war-on

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/no-fishing-in-pacific

Reminder: NRDC is our featured speaker at this years THANK YOU WHALES event. For info: http://www.oceanoutfallgroup.com/thank-you-whales.html

For tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thank-you-whales-tickets-11924974921

And read today’s story about Navy Sonar:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brenda-peterson/war-games-kill-whales_b_5524085.html?utm_hp_ref=green

Love and respect,

Joey Racano, Director
Ocean Outfall Group
www.OceanOutfallGroup.com
www.EarthSourceMedia.org