How many passes

29 04 2010

In the spirit of Suggestation, this just in today —

Do Not Cheat. See This Video Only Once.

n the video you will see a group of basketball players, some in white and some in black passing two balls around. Your goal is to count how many times the ball is passed by those wearing white shirts. It‘s that simple. Remember, count just the passes of the ball by those wearing white.

Do not watch the video again.

VIDEO LINK

http://viscog.beckman.illinois.edu/grafs/demos/15.html

Check it out





Shock Talk Radio and TV — Passionate but “Souless”

25 07 2009

These men just don’t get it, they don’t get the power of suggestion. The Becks, the OReillys, the Savages, and so on, don’t get the words of Socrates either, that, “The unexamined life is not worth living.”

They think they do, however, and perhaps this is why some find them so entertaining. But this is not a joke.

Thankfully, at Suggestation, we can begin to begin to observe even these forms of suggestation at work.

Meanwhile, it’s a tough but a well rounded report.  Who else could pull it off but the terrible liberal (whatever a “liberal” is) Bill Moyers?  Perhaps one might visit this report, Fear and Loathing in Political Discourse to enhance the sense of the context of this blog post.

One can only exercise the discipline of compassion for them.  And compassion is a discipline to be practiced each and every day. It’s the way of Love. On the other hand, what we have here on the “Shock Talk” airwaves, like it or not, are a bunch of souless, organic, opinion making machines.

These are men who have no souls. Again, what makes them entertaining is that they “think” they do. Often the truth is more obvious to others than to ourselves, for again, if one might add, What profit a man if he gain the whole world (or a wide listenership) and lose his own soul?

In this world, they will have it all, and for their entertainment, and coffers, and they will leave here with nothing. They will end as blobs of energy. Blobs. Blogged, not forgotten, having asked others to give up their own souls…and for what? for What purpose?

What could they have otherwise done and contributed that is worthwhile had they decided to maintain the privilege of their souls?  Think of the goodness that they cashed in.  And to have a soul is a privilege, if nothing else, and not a right, as they themselves think and would have other believe.  (Recall, a right is something that cannot be taken away from you.)

One hasn’t left one’s url on this blog this evening, to see if it was easier to make unfounded statements about other through a glass darkly, rather than face to face. Yes, it’s easier, and is what one is saying true?

In any event, Yes, ye shall know them by their fruits, I think is the point of this really disturbing but great report on PBS tonight.

And the World rolls on — in the immortal words of John Gardner, a man who did depart with a soul — from his book, “In the Suicide Mountains”

Thank you





Diebold lets slip election results

27 02 2008

One might observe the suggestions given in this video, accidentally leaking the results of the 2008 election months in advance!

http://www.theonion.com/content/video/diebold_accidentally_leaks





Okay, so what’s the sugge-station?

20 10 2007

To pick up from the last post (below)…

For all of the sugar stations we’ve looked at here, it has been as yet next to impossible to disprove General Smedley Butler’s hypothesis that War Is A Racket.

And so one suggestion, underneath this Blend(notablog) is that the US government is not out of control and very much controlled, run by multinational corporations, and that the role of the US military is fast losing its standing as a democratizing force in the world. The US Military is as seemingly helpless as the Iraqis in this conflict, and as the American people.

If there is to be a protest against Iran, for example, it can only work as a protest against the “military/industrial/congressional” corporations.

And now the corporations have a military force of their own (Blackwater etc) to put down any protests. These can also help to enforce a martial law in this country.

There is a bright side. There will be no invasion of Iran unless Iraq defaults as a money producing concern, which it won’t, not in the near future. However, with this kind of PRIDEFUL, “stay the course” behavior by the current Administration who we all know likes to smash things up, the USA will. It will go bankrupt.

West Palm Beach?

Don’t worry. It will be like it was in the early 50s here. It wasn’t so bad then. There may be a little crime at first, a little looting here and there, some brief uprisings, but the people will begin to find their families again and their family values. The churches and synagogues and temples will be happy because Americans overall will begin to respect the Sabbath more. It’s what the good people have wanted all along. For Bloggers and You Tubers, it may be hard to recognize at first–like a time warp–but kind of pleasant in a second or third world kind of way.

The saber rattling by Vice President Cheney against Iran has been merely to raise the price of oil (through inflicting the emotion of fear on others) until it reaches $100.00 a barrel and far upwards. It’s now at $90.00 a barrel. This will be blamed on the weakness of the dollar, conveniently, by the Oil Companies, who will again reap enormous and silly profits. (Cheney was a good candidate for this because he is himself somewhat paranoid of losing personal power.)

So…

Does all this feel a little over your head? As if there is nothing you can do about it?

Ask: Is there anything you can really do about it?

Fact: There IS something you can do about your reaction, if not contribute a peaceful and harmonious mood right where you are.

(check it out)

🙂





History of Big Business

20 10 2007

Hello Friend,

The recent Clinton video you sent me, actually, was weak. He acted just like Gonzales in front of that particular camera, never telling a direct lie about Monica Lewinsky. “I don’t recall,” or, “According to my statement.”

Okay, you want to talk politics, don’t you? (Let me qualify this by saying that I’m just learning about this too, in a Blend I’ve been writing called, suggestation or sugar station.)

If you really want a take on Clinton and Clinton etc, and if you’d like me to not point out any flaws in the current Administration, you might take a look at the way they both tend to serve Big Business. (The question is: on what purpose?)

You can take a swat at Al Gore, while you are at it.

Sounds all too familiar, in a 50’s kind of way.

Meanwhile, in all of our emails, I’ve seen nothing to disprove General Smedley’s point that War Is A Racket. This really comes on home with the government support of Blackwater, which effectively ends the role of the US military as a democratizing force in the world.

http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/10192007/watch2.html

It’s always back to Bill Moyers and good investigative journalism, isn’t it? Take a look at what is going on with Free Trade, sold by Clinton, and also with the same (hidden) motivations.

http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/10192007/watch3.html

Will another president on either side really make any difference? It seems the only fellow who could make a difference is Kucinch, because he is the only one not afraid of the corporate strings. And will the corporations let him win?

Why bother arguing the back and forth of politics? A few people are put in such power to distract the population from those really in power. 98 percent of the politicians, are window dressing. It would not be the politicians that would call for war with Iran, and more harm to children, it’s the corporations backing them.

And why is it that in Free Trade, and the tax cuts, it’s the top one percent of the American population are served?

You tell me.

If we are to mutually observe anything “out there” in the political field, it would be big business, and the primary purpose that Big Business (corporations) serve. (hint– ain’t the will of the people)

I keep going back in my mind to the old man from France, Louis, who when Mr. Bush was elected President, became livid, and said, “Now the whole of this precious country will be bankrupted by a few men who will become very, very rich.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/edward-humes/the-war-as-investment_b_68873.html

I had no conception of what he was talking about. It’s still hard to believe but there you have it.

Our friendship is of more value than who is dressing what window, don’t you think? Let’s learn to laugh together again, as friends. If nothing else, at least we will feel better and have the better health for it.

In friendship,
Suggestation

Suggestion: For one week, ask this question: WHAT’S MY PURPOSE?





China, John Dewey, Democracy

19 10 2007

And now, storytime

Recall the American philosopher John Dewey? It’s little known that toward the end of his life, he was invited to speak in China. He spent a good deal of time there, talking in different places. He is arguably the greatest Philosopher that America has ever produced. He was received very well there, he inspired the Chinese to a new way of thinking after so many darned dynasties.

Even fewer know that after the Russian defeat of Germany and move on the Eastern Bloc, China became very alarmed about gathering Russian Power. China wanted nothing to do with “Communism” as defined by Russia.

John Dewey, American Philosopher

 

Inspired by the John Dewey visit before the War, Mao Tse Tung and Chou En Lai wanted to get in touch with President Roosevelt. They contacted all the American Missionaries and educators they could to send a message to the President, and to set up a meeting. Mao did not want to go Communist, did not want to go the way of Russia. However, there was a very small group of people around the President who did not want this meeting to occur. No matter the efforts of the humble American missionaries, educators, this small group of not so very nice men wanted China to be branded by the United States as “Communist.” Well, we know the results of that and how it filtered down.

We have been exploring some motives here based on suggestions, and “motive” goes deeper still. And it’s not nice.

I have also spoken with people from China about this (and this information can be found–it’s available) who see the move to democracy now as something that China has wanted to do all along. Perhaps the historic visit of John Dewey was retained in the race memory of that country? Democracy is more in accord with that country (due to Dewey for planting seeds?) than ever was Communism…the way that it was forced after the Great War. Everything has its value and the people learned much under Communst rule–it’s just not them. Now, China, despite a dreadful all-day-hangover, is coming into its own.

On the Blend (notablog) somewhere is a story about how all the the advanced planning with Iraq, all the pitfalls, how every possible mistake (that the USA made) was submitted in a report BEFORE the war there. What’s astonishing about this is that all of the information was gathered from the internet only, not from “inside sources”. Amazing what can be found on the internet.

MORAL OF THE STORY?

(check it out for yourself?)





Executive Privilege or Tyranny?

19 10 2007

This just came in as a chain email. What we are looking at here are the suggestions. And how certain suggestions can be made by taking others out of context.

A little history lesson: If you don’t know the answer make your best guess. Answer all the questions before looking at the answers. Who said it?

1) “We’re going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.”

A. Karl Marx
B. Adolph Hitler
C. Joseph Stalin
D. None of the above

2) “It’s time for a new beginning, for an end to government of the few, by the few, and for the few…and to replace it with shared responsibility for shared prosperity.”

A. Lenin
B. Mussolini
C. Idi Amin
D. None of the Above

3) “(We)…can’t just let business as usual go on, and that means something has to be taken away from some people.”

A. Nikita Khrushev
B. Josef Goebbe ls
C. Boris Yeltsin
D. None of the above

4) “We have to build a political consensus and that requires people to give up a little bit of their own…in order to create this common
ground.”

A. Mao Tse Dung
B. Hugo Chavez
C. Kim Jong Il
D. None of the above

5) “I certainly think the free-market has failed.”
A. Karl Marx
B. Lenin
C. Molotov
D. None of the above

6) “I think it’s time to send a clear message to what has become the most profitable sector in (the) entire economy that they are being
watched.”

A. Pinochet
B. Milosevic
C. Saddam Hussein
D. None of the above

Answers:

(1) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/29/2004
(2) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 5/29/2007
(3) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/4/2007
(4) D. None o f the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/4/2007
(5) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/4/2007
(6) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 9/2/2005

If we look closely, her standard campaign talking points have been taken out of context. She’s referring not to the USA population but to her view of the fabled, “NeoCons”, the small but radical wing of the Republican party, which cannot properly be called ‘conservative’ but reactionary.

This does not excuse the Executive Branch from its gathering of more and more power to itself: the exercise of Tyranny. Power which the next President will inherit, for better or worse. And what is “Executive Privilege?” Everyone from Karl Rove to Scooter Libby has been excused from testimoy due to Executive Privilege which loosely has something to do with “National Security” blah blah blah.

We are not looking at what is right or wrong here at Sugar Station. We are looking at the suggestions we purchase with our precious life energy.

“The Executive Privilege in a Democracy is to serve the people well.

In a Tyranny, the people serve the privilege of the Executive.”

–Scholar/Educator, Roger Weir

Here is a suggestion: The United States is now facing the possible reality of Tyranny.

This sounds true, doesn’t it? And recall, a suggestion is something that sounds true.

(Is this suggestion to be agreed with? Or disagreed with?)

Agree or disagree, it doesn’t matter. Observe the feeling in your body for a moment. What matters is your health on all levels of being. Your emotional reaction–either way–is the real news.

Thank you.