Archive for April, 2012

Allness Weekly April 23

April 23, 2012

This first edition features Black Seminole War Chief John Horse & Stomp Dance roots. This new column will focus on it all; anti-diabetic liquorice chosen as medical plant 2012, satelittes find twice as many emperor penguins as was thought, diamond films and graphenes for future electronics, what peak oil? Earth Day, Jill Stein goes straight to the heart of another matter, One At Last, Gallup begins daily tracking of opinions on presidential candidates, Republicans block "Buffet" debate, drone futures, graphs of Google searches, and much more – weekly reposting with responsible editorial values.

Featured – Mexico & Back; John Horse Black Seminole War Chief, overlooked giant of US history.
Born a Seminole slave in Florida, he led the most militant band of Black Seminoles against the US in two wars, to Indian Territory, to Mexico, against the Emperor's invasion, and back to the US.

Bonus – Stomp Dance of the Muscogee Creek – Play this while reading about John Horse.


Discovery of Oil peaked in 1964. The total World production of conventional oil reached a plateau in 2004, and peaked in 2006.
As the first graph in this article shows, there has only been 5% variation in the plateau since mid 2004.
The last two years have managed marginal growth, but the long peak has really been here for some time.
This may well be the last year that even has a chance of reaching that high, there's nowhere to go from here but down.
As can be seen from this chart, conventional oil production has already been falling prior to 2010. (this is an awesome graph showing a breakdown of production by country and source).
Heavy oil, tar sands, and other such hard to reach and dangerous sources are increasingly filling the gap, allowing total oil production to continue a slow climb.
These sources are not as plentiful nor as economic, and will not last.
When it comes to conventional sources, we are unlikely ever again to see production at the rate it reached in 2006.

Event – Earth Day – Gaylord Nelson where have we not gone?
Everywhere (would you list your local happenings if there was a worldwide Earth Day "calendar"?)

Band – One At Last; Song – Natraj; On – Are You Dreaming?


Service – Music – – Build your own radio station using songs, artists, genres, and help from your friends. A social media for music fans. Share stations with others. Create a radio station to hear a song from a new band and similar songs. If you don't like that artist, delete the station. 100 stations allowed, shuffle option, choice to remove stations from shuffle list. Some recommended bands to check out: Yoshida Brothers, Niyaz, E. S. Posthumus, Escala, Jef Stot, Lenny Kravitz, Beats Antique, Immortal Technique, Gregorian,  Emma's Revolution, Faith No More, Midnight Oil, Omnia, The Style Council, Clint Mansell & Kronos Quartet, & Kazu Matsui


Stephen Colbert cites studies showing more approval for a Communist takeover of US than of US Congress.—alleged-congress-communists
(11% to 9%)

Republicans block debate on "Buffet" bill

Condoleezza Rice: 'I Don't Know When Immigrants Became The Enemy'
Condoleezza stands for THE core US value.

The Sportsmen's Heritage Act, which now heads to the Senate, would open more national parks to hunting and protect the use of toxic lead ammunition and fishing gear.
Some heritage, more lead in more bellies, and the sound and rampage of ATVs on all Federal Land; such very sportsman like conduct from the NRA and NSSF.
Call your Senator and help make sure it doesn't pass the Senate, it could hit the floor as early as next week.
The Bill –
"But conservation groups, including many that support hunting, call the bill a rollback of wildlife protections. "Instead of upholding values dear to many hunters, it degrades wildlife habitat on public lands and mandates continued use of known poisonous lead bullets and sinkers," Bill Snape of the Center for Biological Diversity says in a press release. "There are powerful reasons we banned toxic lead from gasoline, plumbing and paint; now it's time to finally rid this toxin from our bullets and fishing sinkers.""
“Not only does this bill ignore the millions of families who visit, value, and love experiencing and learning about our heritage in our National Park System, but its odd treatment of many National Park Service areas is highly arbitrary and wholly inappropriate,” said Obey in a prepared statement. “There are plenty of public lands, both federal and state, that provide appropriate opportunities for hunting and recreational shooting. Yet, in the absence of a perceived national need to hunt squirrels in Frederick Douglass’s backyard, or conduct target practice at the Gettysburg Cemetery or the Flight 93 Memorial, the House has passed legislation that would seem to contemplate such ridiculous notions.
"The NRA, Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Boone & Crockett Club, Safari Club International and the American Sportfishing Association virtually elbowed each other out of the way to pose for the cameras when the bill, known as "Sportsmen's Heritage Act of 2012" passed by a vote of 274-146." … "The House vote was along partisan lines and the bill's chances in the Democrat-controlled Senate are between slim and none."
National Shooting Sports Foundation's Lawrence Keane gushes.

Gallup begins daily tracking of presidential race

Cynthia McKinney and Robert Scheer Speak to Packed House about the Government's Betrayal of the People
Betrayed much lately? or, on what level isn't this not the country I was born in?

Occupation – Tax Day – May Day
#A17 Tax Day Actions –
General Strike Propaganda –

Green Party – Stein calls Obama "win-win" Colombia trade agreement a "lose-lose" for workers
"This trade pact is a jobs export pact," Stein said. "Manufacturing jobs are going to flow from the U.S. to Columbia, where violence and intimidation against trade unionists makes the labor cheap."
Jill Stein always goes straight to the heart of what really matters.
Posted by Jill Stein for President on April 16, 2012


Greenland May Be Slip-Sliding Away Due to Surface Lake Melting
Looking at 1,000 lakes on the glacial surface over 10 years in 9000 photos.
"new feature-recognition software capable of identifying supraglacial lakes in satellite images and determining their size and when they appear and disappear" "Lake drainages are a wild card in terms of whether they enhance or decrease the ice sheet's slide,"

Space pictures pick up lots more penguins
Seven new emperor penguin colonies found with new technique. First time an entire species is counted from space in one season.

“Medicinal plant 2012” – Liquorice root, contains anti-diabetic substance in the amorfrutin class of natural substances
"“The health-beneficial effects are based on the fact that the amorfrutin molecules dock directly onto a receptor in the nucleus called PPARγ,” explains Sascha Sauer. PPARγ plays an important role in the cell’s fat and glucose metabolism."
Materials – Carbon Films, Tubes, and Sponges Portend Diamond Age

Breakthrough in Diamond Films Helps Thermal Bottleneck
Temperature for diamond film deposition cut in half.

Graphene-Based Electronics: Entirely New Carbon-Based Material Synthesized from Graphene
Semi-conducting films which appear more easily scaled up than previous graphenes are accidentally discovered while preparing lab materials for study.

Sponging Up Oil Spills: Nanosponges Soak Up Oil Again and Again
Critical step made by creating solids from nano tubes. What can't they potentially be used for?
"boron puts kinks and elbows into the nanotubes as they grow and promotes the formation of covalent bonds"
"more than 99 percent air," they "also conduct electricity and can easily be manipulated with magnets."
"easily scaled up," they "can absorb more than a hundred times their weight in oil."
"sample remained elastic after about 10,000 compressions"

Sky – Pictures of Star Mother Tarantula

Panoramic View of a Turbulent Star-Making Region
"image reveals the stages of star birth, from embryonic stars a few thousand years old still wrapped in dark cocoons of dust and gas to behemoths that die young in supernova explosions"

larger image @ Hubble Peeks inside a Stellar Cloud @
Tarantula nebula @ Wikipedia –

larger image Hubblesite @ @
Mulitwavelength images of Doradus 30
30 Doradus dot org –

Chimpanzee Ground Nests Offer New Insight Into Our Ancestors' Descent from the Trees

"chimpanzees' behaviour suggests a more deep-seated, gradual transition from tree-to-ground sleep."
"This suggests that our direct ancestors were neither the only, nor the first, species to come down from the trees."

Social – Stereotypes and Prejudice

Changing Race by Changing Clothes? Stereotypes and Status Symbols Impact If a Face Is Viewed as Black or White
Can anybody say, "we are all Trayvon Martin"?

When Social Fear Is Missing, So Are Racial Stereotypes, Shows Study of Children With Williams Syndrome
"findings support the notion that social fear is at the root of racial stereotypes."
"we suspected that they would not show a particular preference for own-race versus other-race characters. The finding that racial stereotypes in children with Williams syndrome were completely absent was nevertheless surprising in its degree."
"children with Williams syndrome did make stereotypical sex role assignments just like normal children. That finding suggests that different forms of stereotyping arise from different brain mechanism"

Prejudice Linked to Women's Menstrual Cycle, Study Suggests
"fertile women were more biased against men of different races and men of different social groups"
"increase in bias occurred only for women who perceived the men as physically threatening"
"results suggest that the same traits that fertile women find attractive in men of their same group may actually lead to more negativity against men when those traits are associated with men of a different racial or social group"

Graph: Employment in Manufacturing in the United States (USAEMFGNA)[1][id]=USAEMFGNA

Congressional oil change needed; transportation as the grease in the economy and Congress as the sludge in the way.
Washington's Road to Economic Decline –

Is middle class ready for a tighter monetary policy? What middle class?
"Fed President Narayana Kocherlakota said earlier this week that the FOMC should consider raising interest rates later this year rather than maintain zero interest rate policy through 2014"
Discord In The Fed –

Word of the week
Filibuster: from vrijbuiter via filibustero, originally meaning freebooter.

Stuff Bumped From Top Of Category:
Music – One At Last; Latin, electronic, shot of Bodhisattva, Asia, dash o' harmonica 

Graphs of Google searches:

Penguins vs Chimp vs GMO vs sustainable vs chimpanzees

Jill Stein vs Roseanne Barr vs GPUS vs Wisconsin Green Party

Rocky Anderson vs Stewart Alexander vs Roseanne Bar vs Jill Stein vs Stephen Durham

News search of the above

News search for Kent vs Jill vs Roseanne comes up with completely different results for Roseanne???

Jill Stein vs Roseanne Bar vs Stephen Durham vs Peta Lindsay vs Kent mesplay
USA Green Party vs Green Party USA vs US Green Party vs Green Party US vs American Green Party

Illinois Green Party vs Wisconsin Green Party vs Green Party US

Indiana Green Party vs Green Party of Minnesota vs Wisconsin Green Party vs Iowa Green Party

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Earth Week In Science; Portents of the Future

April 23, 2012

Science Today, Biomimicry, Apprenticed To Nature Once Again

Are viruses the way to green manufacturing?
"Even in a place like MIT where you can't walk down the hall without running into someone famous, she stands out for her scientific vision and scientific bandwidth and ability to touch all areas of the community,"
Prof Angela Belcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is the superb Biomimicry Student.
She does not emulate one species at a time, but Nature herself.
She engineers evolution, recruiting viruses to assemble random new choices en masse, using conscious selection and reiteration to investigate and recombine the results.
Belcher, Prof. of Energy, chooses combinations of elements and proteins based on what most improves the quality of life, medicine, energy, and environment.
She represents an entirely new way of doing and conceiving science, not just the most revolutionary of methodology, but beyond paradigm and disciplines.

"when we begin to see organisms and ecosystems as mentors, we become students and our relationship changes, from hubris to humility" learn to see "with the eyes and the heart of the apprentice"

Biomimicry is key to a more sustainable shift to sustainability. When the engineer stands at the foot of a lower species seeking stand-undering, it changes the whole "better than nature" paradigm back to "we are nature". To become the apprentice is to shift from disrespect to seeking respect. As more industries make essential progress at nature's tutelage, others must follow; such is the way of human enterprise, of evolution, of revolution.

Sustainable is simply better investment.

The best overview imaginable of the strongest current in (the "fall" of) western thought AND 21st Century scientific technology is this recent Canadian TV show.

Treat soil as though it were a dead matrix for chemistry instead of a living thing.
Turn the sequestration of toxins in the crust upside down.
The "highest" primate has been pretending to "be above" even our own natures until not only Nature is the enemy, but each of our "human nature"s is likely as not a mad dog one way or another (often in packs).

Without a veneration of the Allness we are too many rats in the cage, too many packs of mad dogs in the "wilderness".

Take a look at the complexity of the actual 3D structures of chlorophyll.
Each chlorophyll molecule an arm, a solar reflector, and a collector panel, working together as part of a larger complex.
Each part of more and more complex structures as evolution proceeds forward, upward, onward.

Here's something even a mad dog can get one's teeth into, Formula performance from an electric car.

BAE provides details of 'structural battery' technology
"The beauty of what we've got is that, when it's fully developed, a company will be able to go out and buy what is a standard carbon-composite material, lay out the shape, put it through the curing process and have a structural battery,"
Molded "batteries" composed mostly of carbon fibre.

'Amazing' electric racing car
Made with beta release of BAE's structural batteries.

Researchers develop new system to 'eliminate' batteries
"The emerging area of power harvesting technology"
Wirelessly charged materials powered by ambient radio waves' "waste energy".

Doped molded carbon fiber and polymers will not only get stronger with the molecular biomimicry cited above, and be able to store a charge,
carbon fiber can be made to carry electrical charge more efficiently, and bucky tubes may soon compose the ultimate nano transistor.
I believe the possibilities hinted at in these two articles will also be a part of 21st century composites.
A jelly may not seem like the best foundation for a structural element, but if you read throught to the end, you'll see that the action is in taking the action out of solution and focussing it on the molecular interface.

Jelly batteries: Safer, cheaper, smaller, more powerful

Power from the people
Fuel cells that run on oxygen and glucose, at blood chemistry levels, have been demonstrated in rats.

'DNA robot' targets cancer cells

DNA computer 'calculates square roots'

Electric motor made from a single molecule

Memristors' current carves protected channels

Biomimicry asks one to assume these diverse kinds of power will come together as one.
Already solar panels are trending towards asphalt and roofing, now batteries and 'generators' are beginning to look like cars frames and walls. Such integrated systems would not need big dangerous expensive centralized distribution. Expect to see them soon in micro-devices, micro-bots, drones, and things soldiers have to carry. Sports-men's equipment and airframes will mark the second generation.

'Pharmacy on a chip' gets closer
Pharmacy on a chip is the flip side of "Lab on a chip"
New sensor chips are the cheapest and most acurate, whether measuring DNA or momentum.
Microfluidics are predicted to make it easy to test for an array of molecule, in concentrations as small as one incidence per sample, or in a swarm, 3 in an hundred (statistical significance limit only).

Mobile phones expose human habits
A first glimpse of a world with a few more data points.

First, maybe in our health care devices, and in DARPA's microbots, then in our phones, and then ubiquitous, these won't just change the cost and power of health care. They will turn our world inside out, making our data map much more vast than the real world now feels.
First the Earth, then the Universe, will be our lab; math and algorithms our hypothesizes, tools, experiments, and results.
There will be no privacy, you leave your scent wherever you go, an array may sniff things about you that you don't even know, like states of health or emotion. The child of the future might as well put one's whole life on Facebook to try to make sense of the storm.

The following 2 programs are very comprehensive and current, well worth anyone's time.

The Nature of Things – Earth Energy
Iceland's main power station is also a mineral spa, heats most buildings and homes, and provides drinking water for most of the nation. 
Denmark's sea of serious windmills. Effective and sustainable power is core to real systems biomimicry.
How solving power issues in integrated and holistic ways solves other problems as well.

The Nature of Things – Build Green
More excellent currently deployed building solutions with Earth energy.

The Nature of Things – Bee Talker; The secret world os bees
Power, information evolution feedback, and the human imagination are all key, another most critical key is bees.

Single molecule's stunning image
Ever Smaller meets Seeing with a Tuning Fork – the Atomic Force Microscope

What's next? the answer continually amazes me.
Overarching patterns do emerge however.

Not only will structure and power generation and consumption began to come together, but power and data will also continue to blend. Where ever power is used to process and communicate data, it is also increasingly collecting chemical, mechanical, and other physical data. Increasingly the Defense Dept. is doing research on swarm behavior and evolutionary algorithms that apply evolutionary algorithmic methods to themselves.

Future wires may well power themselves enough for the needs of computation and communication, and structural elements will increasingly embody micro electronics as well as power collection or storage.

It is not that hard to see the day when a few small micro-pieces of nano-engineered materials can form a mobile linked multi-sensor platform that takes it's power from "context" due to Sun and variations in ambient fluctuations in heat, vibrations, and radiations.

Such a material will not bring the grey goo, but it could be on the way there.
These "nano-bots", really at micro scale, will be built taking advantage of self assembling materials, but they will not be able to do such assembly. The microfluidics they are built to perform will quickly find ways to build tinier more integrated structures however.

True Microbotics, fabricated at the nano scale, will bring more revolution in human being than microelectronics.
This is not the distant future, it's 10-20 years from now, depending on how hard we resist it.

Farther along, but probably before robots out-think us in every way, true nanobots will be constructed at the femto scale, by microbots. These may well soon after become to a large degre self replicating.
The reasons I don't worry about the gray goo are Love and Reason.
Emotion, attachment, is the only solid basis for rationale.
I believe our micro electronics are in the process of using us to figure out how to program such things.
Even as most of us don't get it yet, and inefficiently as it progresses, inevitably we go towards more possibilities.

Microcomputers, sensors, microdrones, these things are coming together in ever smaller more integrated packages. We are nearing a critical point where lower power and smaller scales enable ambient energies like sound and the natural radio environment to provide power. None of this is sci fi, this is all stuff that has been demonstrated to be feasible (some programs, like picoradio, seem to 'evaporate' into state secrets right about here).

It is not inconceivable that many of us will see the day when the built environment is our best source of advice, as we attempt to wade oceans of information by asking the patterns to show themselves; soon after problematic patterns will be asked to heal themselves.

Complex problems of engineering, maintaining, and modifying our built environment, and it's impact on Earth, will be beyond our comprehension or concern, much as it was before, but at our behest to a much greater degree.

We've built mechanical bees that fly in scale, we've geared them up and precisely measured their power, and now we've even wired up beetles' and rats' brains to choose their course by remote control.

The sky is literally the limit.

Eventually we will be asking ourselves very seriously where the inside and outside begin and end. No matter how we go about it, the collective will rise to a degree that the modern ego cannot, for it simply will not, survive.

The modern ego always was just a(n) (in)convenient illusion.

RFID chip implanted into man gets computer virus

Youth today give me great encouragement, and concern, regarding the question of retaining freedom, individuality, and diverse thought in action, as we also become Borg. There is a way to make this world much more humane when it is taken from human hands, but doing it in time, while keeping the best of what we call humanity…
hmmm. bzzzzz
We must listen first to the bees, there is no choice but to be their collaborators.

For our robot to act right it must have a heart, even if it contains no fluid, which it probably will.
Shareholder profit is not the heart of our future.
Mature 21st technology will breathe eat and shit, it will have fluids very much like ours which will be modified to be even more similar and seemless with our tools.
There will be no room for humans who are tools of others.

As science begins to lay our emotions bare, and learns to apply motivation to automated (collective) discernment, we must also realize the necessity of all that which western thought has historically tried to distance itself from.

Searching for the origins of life… and our future
It's not just that mind blowing cosmography is becoming common, this article stresses the way that important work is increasingly very interdisciplinary. Even "pure" science of a single discipline requires the specialists that enable the very toolage and experimental methods and interpretations, who are from other disciplines like ogic, design, electromechanical design, physics, et cetera.

We must build our better compass while we are not yet quite entirely lost.

Anthropology, Exo-biology, and materials engineering have always been very multidisciplinary, but now they are all more tightly actually, and conceptually, linked. Our understanding and our methods of expanding it have become one giant field that no one can master. Our daily lives, toolage, survival, and interdependence are part of that. Software engineers cannot do the user testing part of their job without the methodologies of the social sciences and younger social scientists can't do their job without the software.

More than ever we are in need of the entire old meaning of the Greek word technologia.
As the 20th century closes the interdependent complexity of our toolage is incomprehensible to the unaided brain.
As the 20th Century opened, most toolage and structure needs could be accomplished by wood; tools that were all steel still had a countable number of tools, operations, and resources they depended upon. Today most devices we use require tools built with numerical control machinery that reduces tolerances to 1 or 2 millionths of a millimeter, which itself requires many such tools to build.

These extreme dependencies of one tool, or individual, on the other will actually improve with biomimicry, becoming reinforced by redundancies, cycles, stacked balancing acts, and a lushness diversity.

Centuries ago we sent science to the eight corners of Allness to find the answer, the results are now coming in from all over.
Inside and out, Earthly and not, the answer is to respect and revere the fragile uniqueness of every aspects of our being.
Love remains the answer.
The goal is lush again.

How to predict the future

Real-life Jedi: Pushing the limits of mind control

Will we all be tweaking our own genetic code?

New understanding about megalithic monuments helps illuminate the post Stone Age mind just when many are questioning the whole point of agriculture, much less snivilization.
Stonehenge design was 'inspired by sounds'

Hearing the past
Visitors to Stonehenge in Wiltshire rarely experience the historic site without the rumble of traffic noise from the nearby A303. But UK researchers have managed to recreate the sound of a ritual there, as heard by our ancestors 4,000 years ago.

Timewatch Dig at Stonehenge – Article List from 2008

Unlocking Stonehenge's secrets from 2008

Stonehenge's huge support settlement from 2008

Apr 2008

Stonehenge builders' houses found from 2007

Grow your own meat

Canadian government is 'muzzling its scientists'

National Trust aims for nature generation

Haitian invasion welcomed in rural America

Is English or Mandarin the language of the future?

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April 18, 2012

Panoramic View of a Turbulent Star-Making Region
"image reveals the stages of star birth, from embryonic stars a few thousand years old still wrapped in dark cocoons of dust and gas to behemoths that die young in supernova explosions"

larger image @ Hubble Peeks inside a Stellar Cloud

larger image @

On Monday, Premier Allness Of The Week; Look For Previews Every Tues.

April 17, 2012

Every week, starting Apr. 23, I will be issuing an annotated list of important and interesting music, sites, social media, apps, videos, references, quotes, and happenings in the Green Party.
Also listed will be science, politics, technology, history, news, events, media, and other things that have caught my eye in the previous week.

I will do my best to list things important to everyone today and include good sources and viewpoints new to you.
Ideology will be filtered out for the sanity of readers; when ideology IS the news it will deeply grounded, diversely understood, and presented in the interest of common understanding.

The main theme will be one of Allness Being.
Ways to see a more brilliant human future will be underscored by the dire nature of our current, and selected former, situations.

Altruism, diversity, unity, and consensual relations will be core production values and goals.
If you want to receive copies direct by email ask @
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Monte Letourneau – Necedah WI
WIGP Corresponding Secretary, GPUS NC Delegate,

Spread the Word About Stein’s Interview In Grist Last friday

April 13, 2012

Last Friday, an interview with Dr. Stein appeared in the widely-read green publication, Grist. It was a great interview, and went over so well that it was the most "liked" and reposted Grist article in a long time.

As a result, just the other day, Grist used the interview to lead off its weekly news summary @

If you want to promote the campaign itself use this link, which links to the article, recomending that one check out the comments section:

Clearly this is a message that people like when they see it. We need your help to make sure more people see it.