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Lobbyist secretly taped revealing all of the right-wing’s dirty tactics to energy execs

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Lobbyist secretly taped revealing all of the right-wing’s dirty tactics to energy execs
Nov 04, 2014 1:05pm PST byWalter Einenkel

NYTimes put together a piece on a recording of Richard Berman soliciting millions from energy industry execs, back in June.

The company executives, Mr. Berman said in his speech, must be willing to exploit emotions like fear, greed and anger and turn them against the environmental groups. And major corporations secretly financing such a campaign should not worry about offending the general public because “you can either win ugly or lose pretty,” he said.“Think of this as an endless war,” Mr. Berman told the crowd at the June event in Colorado Springs, sponsored by the Western Energy Alliance, a group whose members include Devon Energy, Halliburton and Anadarko Petroleum, which specialize in extracting oil and gas through hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking. “And you have to budget for it.”

Berman didn’t know he was being secretly taped by one of the executives at the meeting. The executive found Berman’s presentation offensive.

A transcript of the hour long power-point presentation can be found here. But here are just a couple of the comic book type quotes from the first ten minutes:

Concerning the ACA:

…And so we put this ad in the New York Times,and basically said, “Hey, you ought to be concerned about the health care bill.” But, we didn’t really say “why”. All we said is “seniors might have to pay more money”, or “your premiums might go up”, but there wasn’t any fact here. So this is an attempt at creating public opinion about something. Kind of soft top-line.

About “being on the offensive”:

…we’ll take the labor unions for example. I am well known for going after the labor unions for a thousand different reasons. And people say, “Well, what’s your offense?” I say, “I get up every morning and I try and figure out how to screw with the labor unions. That’s my offense.”

Attacking minimum wage:

We’re not experts and so you don’t want them [the general public] trying to be experts. But if you put enough information out there and say, “Well it could go to $10.10, but you could also lose a lot of jobs, the Congressional Budget Office says you can lose a lot of jobs.” And again, we got a lot of ads on this thing.You get in people’s mind[sic] a tie. They don’t know who is right. And you get all ties because the tie basically insures the status quo.

On using repetition to create “common knowledge“:

That’s common knowledge. And that comes from people hearing something enough times from enough different places, people repeating it to each other, that you reach a point where you have solidified your position.If we can solidify the position on drilling, fracking, etc. We have achieved something the other side cannot overcome because it’s very tough to break common knowledge.

It’s very tough to break first opinions. You know the guy that gets to make the first opinion, the first impression, has a huge advantage because people don’t want to admit they were wrong the first time.

If you have some Alka-Seltzer or some Tums, and a strong constitution, read some moreDr. Evil dialogue from Mr. Berman:

Things like:

  • Playing “hardball” and diminishing people’s moral authority the way you would if you were “attacking Mother Teresa.
  • How wealthy kids who help fund “left-wing” activism have lost their way.
  • How the public doesn’t have “the time or the brain to understand initiatives.”
  • Owning and running the websites that are sourced in attack ads.
  • Using humor when you are attacking someone or something in a nasty way.

And the always classic:

  • Gay jokes about public figures.

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Remember, Remember, the Fifth of November…


There’s a lot of talk of Revolution going around this fifth of November.

The thing we need to remember is, as Albert Einstein once said “A problem is never solved at the level at which it was created. ”

Or, as Audre Lourde expressed it “You can’t tear down the Master’s house using the Master’s tools. ”

If you are tired of the dominator model of society you will never conquer it externally using bombs and guns.

First, it must be cleared from our internal landscape.

For those who believe anarchy is the answer.  The essential meaning of anarchy is ‘None has power over another’ .

So no put downs, no violence,  no focus on being “right” or who is “right”.  It’s hard to switch mental gears after a lifetime in this culture but it is possible to decolonize our minds.


When we learn to think as fully functional parts of the systems we live within,  our awareness takes on new levels and new breadth.

We are no longer confined to the mental and emotional boxes the dominator culture kept us in.

We are Free.


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The Oracle Report | Wednesday, November 5, 2014


The Oracle Report – Wednesday, November 5, 2014

“To Boldly Go…” Scorpio Lunar Cycle Overview – October 22, 2014

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Gibbous Moon Phase: trust

Moon in Aries/Taurus

Ruling Mahavidya: Kamala (Goddess of Passion)

Skill: open up

Negative Imprint: interruptions, intrusions, insincerity, tangled up in other’s business, closed off or shut down, overcomplicating, not speaking up for oneself

Positive Imprint: contentment, self-sufficiency, depth, connections, transformation, repair, communication, magnetism, sincerity

A few years ago I noted a pattern of increased solar activity when the Sun comes into range, astrologically speaking, of 14 degrees of Scorpio in the sky, as it does today. The pattern is increased solar activity, as we are having now. The most recent example, November 5 2013, produced a solar magnetic crochet and an X3 flare.

What is happening at this place in space?

Our best clue about the effects of this energetic has been handed down to us by the Sabians, the Gnostic skywatchers of the before times. The contemporary symbol for 14 Scorpio is “telephone linemen at work installing new connections.” It is the energy for communicating our feelings, thoughts, and ideas. We “nexus” with people as the divine plan unfolds and sends what we need for co-creation with others. People, places, things, and informationare brought together or brought into a line – alignment. Professional, personal, and romantic relationships are often repaired under this energy. For as long as I have followed the Sabian symbols, this symbol has always proven to be quite powerful.

Under a Gibbous Moon phase, it is powerful magic.

(Because energy comes in waves, the energetic effects are experienced for three days prior to the Sun’s movement to this degree and three days after. This is why some people “pick up” the energy of the daily reports earlier or later than that day. If your chart is attuned to any of the degrees that are activated, you will usually feel it in advance. So you may already have picked up on this energy, especially since Venus just moved from this degree.

But back to the magic. Our willingness to open our hearts is directly tied to experiencing the magic. If your heart is closed off with sadness, grief, loss, anger, resentment, shame, guilt, and all like colors in the palette of human emotions, the magic cannot reach you, take spark inside of you, and manifest in the personal painting of your life.

Kamala, the Mahavidya or Wisdom Goddess who is one of the faces of Gaia Sophia, the divine being embodied as our planet, specializes in opening our hears like a lotus blossom, specifically by igniting passion for the things that make life worth living, which are myriad.

All of the Mahavidyas work from the heart, but some more than others. Bhairavi calls to us and fortifies our hearts. Shodashi brings the fulfillment of our highest desire – the desires at the soul level.

But Kamala works on a much more earthy, instinctual level. She engages all of our senses to open so that the fires of the heart can begin to rise throughout our bodies. She is interested in full, multi-dimensional awareness experienced right in the here and now. She takes what is instinctual and makes it sublime. This is intoxicating to us and it is why so many people (men particularly) are enthralled with Kamala’s energy (though few know this is what or who it is). Kamala uncoils from the base chakra and rises up. She is kundalini.

So Kamala’s energy helps us open, as if by magic, and connect with what we desire. When we connect with desire we become empowered and we take action. This is how our world is changing.

Today’s report is more of a behind-the scenes kind of view, so please rely on the negative and positive imprints to understand the nature of today’s energy and the kinds of things you might encounter and need to navigate.

Like a lotus blossoming, Kamala is trying to open our hearts today. She wants to free us from the shadows of our fears and bring us to the land of the truly living. Connect with her today. Open up to the possibilities that are being offered and engage the magic.

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