From the LTE archives. circa 2003. I don’t have the original letter from Mr Snyder and have not tried to locate it. – ed
I appreciate Steve Snyder , Midlothian Today 2-13-03 , for checking out those items noted for the “Stella” Award. I was more than willing to believe the stories of extraordinary lawsuits with big awards. It supports my feeling that I pay too much for insurance and the inflation eating my paycheck has a tangible foe.
Superstition is a part of our culture, whether it be Tarot Cards, guiding stars, tea leaves, or spirits that listen to our wishes, guide our daily lives, and determine the outcome of sporting events. Some people will be willing to believe things even when critical investigation shows them to be false, unlikely, or perhaps even in violation of physical laws, as we know them. Some will fail to investigate things or listen to critical analysis because it’s already works for them to believe ‘as is’. In many cases it is not possible to prove, beyond all doubt, that these things don’t exist or are not possible. I suppose I’m not really ready to stop giving others the ‘benefit of the doubt’ when I hear things that may be unlikely. The world could possibly be worse off with a world of cynics and those that would require 100% proof before going forward. We would still be in the Dark Ages if many people in our history had not moved ahead with only unsubstantiated ideas to guide them. You should be willing to believe people or events relative to the cost of such a belief. It really does me little harm if someone wants to bless me when I sneeze, knock on wood when there may be some danger of altering time and space by speculating on the future, or attribute the course of our lives to purple triangles on the far side of the universe. So long as I am not required to adopt their superstitions, support them involuntarily, or base substantial action or even inaction on their likelihood, people are free to think as they wish. When someone requires that you give up time-tested theories of how the world works, it’s time to require more than unsubstantiated claims.
In 2003 there are still many places around the world where people are dying in battles to see who has the most powerful supernatural friend(s). The outrage is our failure to use intellect and experience to realize our potential as human beings guiding the destiny of this planet. We need to encourage critical thinking skills and the ability to look for long-term solutions. We can’t do that if we are willing to relinquish control of our destiny to forces that cannot even be proven to exist, much less exert control.
Thanks Mr. Snyder, now if we can convince a few billion more people, the world will be a better, safer place.
My dollars worth ( been a while since a penny was worth anything );
As long as we continue to ignore the criminality in our government, we will be unable to change the direction of this country. The people, including the few that vote, will be seen by those in power as simply an ignorant force to be controlled and propagandized until we give up what little power we appear to have left. After that, it won’t really matter. The techniques used against us, paid for with our tax dollars, are far more sophisticated than most imagine and have been honed over decades. Sowing distrust, dis-information, and obfuscation is no accident. Voting for one controlled candidate or the other will have little positive long term effect because we fail to rectify the underlying lawlessness. We play in the rigged game and expect an outcome, for what little we participate, as if it were not rigged. The population of this country have failed test after test to do what is required to keep our politicians honest. There have been several of these testing events, and most people have failed to recognize them for what they are. One or two more and we will have relinquished what little control we have left.
I have no solution to offer other than to look at history and see how those in power have fooled us in the past. Unfortunately we fail to see through even the sheerest of lies, so I suspect we can only expect them to continue with what works. Even when most agree that they are lies, millions will claim that it is not their fight or are powerless to stop it. Neither is the case.
Corporate media will continue to report that which does not endanger the well being of those paying the bills and pulling the strings. Certainly independent media will continue to call out the lies, at least until those in power find a way to stop them or rob them of power. I’m just not sure it will be enough as long as people continue to trust those that history has shown do not deserve it. There is an incredible amount of information on the internet about what our leaders do in our name, you just have to research and come to your own conclusions. You won’t find solutions on the recommended viewing and reading from the popular corporate media, for obvious reasons. Please seek out alternatives and educate yourself. We may have substantial time to rescue things, but don’t underestimate those that have the power to alter your course should the population get knowledgeable enough to make a positive difference, at least to the rest of us. Good Luck.
It is amazing the extent to which we have not a clue how things really get done in our fine country.
This is a brief audio done by CorbettReport.com detailing those that should be investigated ( and jailed ) regarding 911. His idea is to start with some of the low level criminals and work our way up. But, as he laments, those responsible for this will never be brought to justice. They will continue to commit these crimes because they work, against a population that suspects nothing.
This article says exactly what I have been thinking since our change in ‘leadership’. The new administration is having a bumpy ride and a good many people are pointing to an eminent financial bubble of one sort or another bursting in 2017, seems like it might be a good time for a handy false flag attack like the one that saved Bush and Company in 2001 by giving everybody a common enemy ( didn’t really matter who ), unlimited funding ( for whatever they wanted to do), reduction in Civil Liberties ( you know, for our safety ), and making us forget all those less important issues. Like the Pentagon announcing the week before 911 that it could not account for (lost) 2 trillion dollars, somehow.
Documents uncovered about our fine governments efforts to use mental powers that on the surface were ridiculed. Of course, no secret why they made fun of such things, because they had more potential than they wanted people to know. An entertainment intro to this would be the movie Men Who Stared at Goats. I can only imagine the other powers or inventions that we are capable of, but are not allowed to surface because of the potential to unseat power. Could be they spent a bunch of money and never had success.
The CIA’s Covert Psychics Program Revealed
Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Update — More Cleanup Delays, Continually Rising Costs, & Extremely High Radiation Levels Destroying Cleanup Robots
We have “Plans to remove spent nuclear fuel have been delayed again, this time until fiscal year 2018 at the earliest; new fuel leaks continue to be discovered; cleanup cost estimates continue to rise; 300 tons of radioactive water are still pouring into the Pacific Ocean every day; … ”
One more time – 300 tons of radioactive water is still pouring into the ocean. This happened in 2011. We have not torn down the existing reactors because of … money. It’s cheap energy if you don’t consider the cost to build, to take it down, what happens when it goes wrong, and if we don’t consider the waste. Let’s hear it for disaster capitalism.
I realize this is nothing new, but just in case you haven’t been paying attention for, well, decades.
I’m sure there are more than a few people that would love to wander through the CIA’s treasure trove of documents that are seeing the light of day. I suspect the vast majority are fairly uninteresting depending on your interest in politics and what goes on behind the curtain. Certainly these documents do not contain the exclusions set forth when President Clinton signed the law to release them, but who knows what truths could be uncovered. Should you decide to delve into the pile, you are encouraged to put any particularly surprising information on-line. This organization is inviting users to do just that. corbettreport.com . If future leadership should decide this is a little too much and moves to block such information. You had your chance.