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Obama Pledges New “International Order” At West Point
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Quote: Sinister bunch, IMHO. Why, one of the over-haired walked up to a very much younger version of me - in Southampton in 1971 - and handed me, for no very obvious reason, a plastic flower.

Paul,I live in Pranksterland.I know these people,and they may be a little weird,but sinister?Believe me,the guy below is totally harmless.


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You got to love a newspaper that has an article titled "Does a Hippie Trip in the Woods".:bandit:

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You never know what you might find on Spencer Butte

Does a Hippie Trip in the Woods?[size=12]
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By Ted Taylor
Many of us enjoy a natural high from just being in the great outdoors and tuning into the music of wind through the trees and the buzz of life all around. We don’t need drugs for our summer outdoor camping adventures, but hey, there’s nothing quite like strong coffee perking on hot coals on a morning campfire. A pint of whiskey to pass around the evening campfire. A couple of mushrooms to transform that campfire into a swirling cosmic firestorm.
Author Denis Johnson consumed a bag of ’shrooms at a Rainbow Family gathering a few years ago. He couldn’t handle the intensity of the natural world crashing in on him so he crawled into his tent. “It was dark and closed and I’m safe from what’s out there, but not what’s in here, the impending cataclysm, the imploding immenseness, the jocular enormity,” he writes in his essay “Hippies.”
Johnson, even with his enormous literary skills, couldn’t do justice to the experience. “Anything you say sounds like the understatement of the century,” he writes. But his psychedelic adventure, miles from the comforts of civilization was not particularly pleasant.
This appears to be the quandary of the wilderness tripper. Psychedelics enhance everything, and the experience can be overwhelming, even horrifying in bad situations. And the day-after crash can be hellishly depressing. Even longtime tripper Ken Kesey in his later years opted for just a little acid, enough to “dapple the leaves” as he wandered the trails of Mount Pisgah. Kesey, in his Oct. 5, 2000 interview with EW, warned about impure, or “bad” LSD that’s sold on the street: “The chemical is so minute, if even a tiny amount is slightly bad … sometimes I’ve done it and wished I hadn’t.”
One solo mountain climber we talked to took a tab of pure LSD halfway up Mount Shasta. He made it to the top, but not by any of the safe and sane routes. Teetering 12,000 feet high on a narrow ridge far off the trail, he says “I was panicked out of my mind, but then the clouds parted, and I beheld below me a ray of sunshine illuminated a crystal blue pool in a hidden cul-de-sac. It was a throbbing Technicolor fantasy paradise. Mist formed out of the rocks, waterfalls and snow banks, and the whole electric scene slowly faded to white.”
The illicit thrill of a throbbing electric fantasy is not for everyone. Cheap beer, cigarettes, chewing tobacco and ibuprofen appear to the drugs of choice for folks who fish from the rocks along the beautiful Willamette and McKenzie rivers, based on the trash they leave behind. Alcohol is so prevalent among boaters and river floaters that the sheriff’s department is kept busy ticketing people all summer long and the Army Corps of Engineers decided to ban alcohol on Cottage Grove and Dorena lakes next year. Every year a few tipsy folks drown, usually without life jackets. Bummer.
John Denver sang about his good-natured Rocky Mountain buzz: “Friends around the campfire and everybody’s high.” Chances are he was passing around a pipe of good old-fashioned weed. And that appears to be the preferred intoxicant for many Oregon lovers of wilderness trails and mountain lakes. Pot is cheap (in moderation), easy to get, the buzz is predictable, and there’s not much weight to pack in or out — unless you stumble upon someone’s secret crop. It's just not legal.
Denver also sang, “I’ve seen it raining fire in the sky.” Can you really see the aurora borealis in Colorado?
"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
Buckminster Fuller
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#12
Keith Millea Wrote:The illicit thrill of a throbbing electric fantasy is not for everyone.

There's no pleasing some people.
"There are three sorts of conspiracy: by the people who complain, by the people who write, by the people who take action. There is nothing to fear from the first group, the two others are more dangerous; but the police have to be part of all three,"

Joseph Fouche
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#13
It seems to me,that what is happening here is Obama about to unleash his "Change We Can Believe In" scheme to the people of the WORLD.All I can say is:

People Beware !!!!!

The man speaks with forked tongue...
"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
Buckminster Fuller
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#14
Obama’s Strategy To Save America’s Rich By Creating Universal Insecurity for Everyone Else

23 05 2010 At West Point, Obama offers new security strategy

By Michael D. Shear
Washington Post Staff Writer


WEST POINT, N.Y. – President Obama on Saturday offered a glimpse of a new national security doctrine that distances his administration from George W. Bush’s policy of preemptive war, emphasizing global institutions and America’s role in promoting democratic values.
In a commencement speech to the graduating class at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the president outlined his departure from what Bush had called a “distinctly American internationalism.” Instead, Obama pledged to shape a new “international order” based on diplomacy and engagement.
Obama has spoken frequently about creating new alliances, and of attempts to repair the U.S. image abroad after nearly a decade in which Bush’s approach was viewed with suspicion in many quarters.
Unlike Bush, who traveled to West Point in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to announce his American-centered approach to security, Obama on Saturday emphasized his belief in the power of those alliances.
“Yes, we are clear-eyed about the shortfalls of our international system. But America has not succeeded by stepping outside the currents of international cooperation,” he said. “We have succeeded by steering those currents in the direction of liberty and justice — so nations thrive by meeting their responsibilities, and face consequences when they don’t.” [Obama faults Bush for stepping outside the flow of civil behavior and cooperative human endeavor, while putting forward his ideas for bending the norms of civilized human behavior to suit American will. He plans to help those nations which cooperate with American demands and punish those who don't--just like any other mafia chief.]

In his speech — the ninth wartime commencement in a row — the commander in chief, who is leading two foreign wars, expressed his faith in cooperation to confront economic, military and environmental crises.
“The international order we seek is one that can resolve the challenges of our times,” he said in prepared remarks. “Countering violent extremism and insurgency; stopping the spread of nuclear weapons and securing nuclear materials; combating a changing climate and sustaining global growth; helping countries feed themselves and care for their sick; preventing conflict and healing its wounds.”
And yet, as he calls for global cooperation, Obama has intensified the U.S. war in Afghanistan. And his administration has repeatedly confronted the dangers of Islamic terrorism on U.S. soil, including unsuccessful attempts to down a Detroit-bound airliner and explode a car bomb in New York’s Times Square.
To the men and women in the hall, many of whom are headed to Afghanistan because of the expansion of the war the president announced here six months ago, Obama pledged “the full support of a proud and grateful nation.”


The president expressed confidence in the military’s ability to succeed in Afghanistan. But he warned of a “tough fight” ahead as the United States helps the Afghan people rebuild civil institutions and a security system so they can battle the Taliban and other extremists on their own.
“We have brought hope to the Afghan people; now we must see that their country does not fall prey to our common enemies,” Obama said. “There will be difficult days ahead. But we will adapt, we will persist, and I have no doubt that together with our Afghan and international partners, we will succeed in Afghanistan.” [American forces have brought nothing but death, destruction and despair to both Afghanistan and Pakistan.]
In Iraq, he said, the United States is “poised” to end its combat operations this summer, leaving behind “an Iraq that provides no safe haven to terrorists; a democratic Iraq that is sovereign, stable and self-reliant.” [Total bullshit! Every square inch of Iraq is safe for the right kind of acceptable terrorist...there is nothing that resembles "democracy" in Iran's vassal state of Iraq..."sovereign, stable and self-reliant"??? Surely, Obama meant this as a joke?]
“You, and all who wear America’s uniform, remain the cornerstone of our national defense and the anchor of global security,” he said. “And through a period when too many of our institutions have acted irresponsibly, the American military has set a standard of service and sacrifice that is as great as any in this nation’s history.”
Civilians, he added, must answer the call of service as well, by securing America’s economic future, educating its children and confronting the challenges of poverty and climate change. The country must always pursue what he called the “universal rights” rooted in the Constitution. [Here he is pushing his civilian form of the military again. CONSTITUTION...WHAT CONSTITUTION?]
“We will promote these values above all by living them — through our fidelity to the rule of law and our Constitution, even when it’s hard; and through our commitment to forever pursue a more perfect union,” he said. [A more perfect union is one where the useless eaters understand their places.]
Obama praised the cadets’ pursuit of being “soldier-scholars” and lauded the records of academic excellence the Class of 2010 has set. He also noted that the class’s top two graduates are women, reflecting, the “indispensable role” that women play in the modern military.
“Here, in the quiet of these hills, you have come together to prepare for the most difficult tests of our time,” Obama said. “You signed up knowing your service would send you into harm’s way, and did so long after the first drums of war were sounded. In you we see the commitment of our country, and timeless virtues that have served our nation well.”
"Where is the intersection between the world's deep hunger and your deep gladness?"
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#15
This is the same Amerika that refuses to recognize international criminal courts in case they bring its own political, military and financial leaders to justice.

As Keith says, Obama does indeed speak with forked tongue.
"It means this War was never political at all, the politics was all theatre, all just to keep the people distracted...."
"Proverbs for Paranoids 4: You hide, They seek."
"They are in Love. Fuck the War."

Gravity's Rainbow, Thomas Pynchon

"Ccollanan Pachacamac ricuy auccacunac yahuarniy hichascancuta."
The last words of the last Inka, Tupac Amaru, led to the gallows by men of god & dogs of war
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