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Occasionally I wandered in where I was not wanted and gave truthful answers.
Sometimes I even did it deliberately. A little disruption now can prevent disaster later.

NeoNotes – Government should not be trusted

Respectfully, I do not believe that a government agency should be trusted with caring for the environment.

When government is "responsible" for something, regular people stop paying attention. It becomes Somebody Else's Problem (I stole the label from Douglas Adams) and they can't be bothered. Then when something goes wrong, those ordinary people demand reform of the agency, not fixing the problem.

Additionally, it will always depend on keeping the "right people" in elected office AND overlooking abuse of power because it's the "right people." Case in point, the CO2 rules under the Obama EPA were far beyond anything used before and used shoddy science as the justification. Criticism of the rules was actively discouraged not because of the effects of the rules, but because it was the EPA and for the Greater Good. The institution and the policy was more important than the results.

Personally I avoid environmentalism. I prefer ecology and I focus on the interconnections and the tradeoffs. Power with instead of power over.



Pardon, but it's not the EOC (End of Conversation).

Carson's Silent Spring was disputed and is still disputed to this day. That should be part of any conversation including that book. It should also be a study for how propaganda is passed off as fact.

Looking at the history of the EPA, it's amazing how ineffective it has been. Just as one brief example, the "Superfund" has shifted the cost of environmental cleanup from the polluters to the taxpayer. Since the polluters face minimal consequences, of course they don't clean up their act (pun intended).

As I pointed out above, if it is government's "responsibility" to clean up the environment, then regular people just don't pay attention.

Just out of curiosity, what's the fix for "too many people?" Forced sterilizations? Killing by the millions and tens of millions?

NeoNotes are the selected comments that I made on other boards, in email, or in response to articles where I could not respond directly.

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Citrus mix

The best version of this uses freshly squeezed juice.

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I am (the long version)

Putting up one of my old chants

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Best practices

I had to learn that just because others didn't see the possibilities didn't mean I had to explain it.

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Beyond patriotism

I was coming off a long time of being militantly solitary and I relished the fellowship I finally allowed myself.

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Pure

If we're not recognizing and honoring the cycles, what are we doing?

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Dating obsessively

I need to be aware of them, but I don't need to track them in detail.

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Nothing supernatural exists

If something changes the universe, it can be measured. If it can be measured, it can be analyzed. If it can be analyzed, experiments can be performed.

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Five words

Power with versus power over

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Black & Blue

It's the calendar that has got it wrong

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Kafkatrap

I was adding commentary to some of my lexicon entries.

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Interconnections

Just because we humans don’t like a species doesn’t mean it’s not absolutely essential.

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Intuition & Inspiration

You have to begin by learning. Intuition relies on knowledge and experience.

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Act of Change

According to popular culture, magick is about breaking the rules and molding reality.

Nope.

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Faith Triad

No matter what the inspiration, you still have to come down off the mountain. Living in the Here & Now helps make you human.

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Earth centered

More and more I think I was wise to separate my pagan blogging from my political blogging.

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Bend the brains

But kids (especially BRIGHT teens) know when you’re different. They like different, they’re attracted to it.

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Flexing your calendar

Have I mentioned that I have a calendar obsession?

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Impress Me

If that "Living Word" exists, it has to be in the hearts and souls of those people who have really embraced it. It's not in a dusty book. The verses don't matter except to show you the way. Tell me what lives behind those printed words. Tell me how you turned your sacrifice into a blessing.
— from the private journal of NeoWayland
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The grand cause

You take a plot of land. Now you can grow flowers or vegetables or both. You choose.

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Bestest

You don’t have to use the Bestest as long as you can just do

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Tying thoughts to emotions

Thought germs are memes

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Gods make you stretch

Most people go through life letting the Robot drive

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People needing people

Accept or not as you choose, that doesn't make it less true

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Another Fine Message

Pulling together the bits on the mind that I have touched on before

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Micro spell kit

Feeding my tool and pattern obsessions

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Riding the Music Part II

I got an email asking why I didn't include Pagan music. Long story short, I think we need to look for connections beyond things that are just "Pagan" or Pagan related. There is meaning and life all around us, we do not need to shut ourselves off from it just because it didn't come from an approved source.

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Riding the music

Some songs work amazingly well as meditation aids, IF it's the right music and the right lyrics.

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Self-initiation

Most of the "self-initiated" aren't. We need to find ways to recognize that.

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