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Jill Cody - Seduced and Abandoned

Jill Cody - Seduced and Abandoned

June 4, 2019

Jill Cody – Seduced and Abandoned

Aired Tuesday, 4 June 2019, 5:00 PM EST / 2:00 PM PST

The “Velvet Coup” That Cost Us Our Democracy, and How We Get It Back

Interview with Jill Cody, Radio Host and Author of “America Abandoned”

“Our commonwealth has been hijacked by a small percentage of the uncommonly wealthy and now we the people must ‘higher-jack” it.” — Swami Beyondananda

In the early 2000s, my friend and colleague Joseph McCormick was going through a dark night of the soul. A hardline conservative, former Army Ranger and a Christian Coalition member, he had just lost a Congressional race in Georgia, and he found himself on a spiritual retreat in a cabin in rural Virginia. While there, he was “adopted” by a band of hippies, and he had an epiphany — that fundamentally, all of us really want the same things, except we’ve been divided by habit and tribalism. He decided his mission was to “reunite America.” He got a grant and set about to interview luminaries across the political spectrum, asking one question: What ails America, and how do we fix it?

His interviewees, ranging from Ralph Nader and Noam Chomsky on the left, to Ross Perot and Grover Norquist on the right, pretty much all said the same thing: Citizen engagement. We the people have become disengaged from the political process, and only by re-engaging can we rebalance the balance of power.

Well, here we are fifteen or so years later, and we seem more divided than ever. Those who are engaged, tend to be polarized to one side or the other. The media accentuates the polarities so that political conversations tend to create a lot of heat, and very little light.

The good news is that more and more Americans are awakening from the dueling dualities puppet show, and recognizing that we now need to engage in an entirely new way, independent of the two political parties. Instead of “following” parties or candidates, we the people need to LEAD the conversation.

Our guest this week, Jill Cody is a citizen advocate, award-winning author, and radio host. She’s held a life-long passion for knowledge and a will to inspire change in politics, the environment, higher education, and organizational development. During Jill’s 31-year career in public service, she saw our democracy slipping away in slow motion. This observation inspired her to research what happened that ended up explained in her international award-winning book, America Abandoned: The Secret Velvet Coup That Cost Us Our Democracy.

Prior to that Jill was personally trained and authorized by vice president Al Gore to share his “An Inconvenient Truth” presentation with schools and community groups across Silicon Valley. Her passion for educating anyone who would listen, led her to write Climate Abandoned: We’re on the Endangered Species List published this past Earth Day and became a #1 Amazon Bestseller.

Currently Jill hosts a bi-weekly radio show “Be Bold America!” on KSQD 90.7FM serving the Monterey Bay and the world, to discuss ideas on how to reunite this country and save our democracy.

As Jill examined her own family history and the role “abandonment” played, she recognized that the American people have been seduced by the American dream, and then abandoned by those who hold the real power. And now, we must re-engage as a more awakened and wiser body politic. Hence, the “Great Upwising”…

Instead of being divided and conquered, how DO we “unite and prevail”?

If you’re ready to engage in this new and fruitful conversation, please tune in this Tuesday, June 4th at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET. http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

One more thing… How YOU and WE Can Make a Difference

Have you noticed that regardless of which of the two political parties you vote for, neither of them seem to be willing to confront Monsanto and agribusiness? Are you disgusted and frustrated by the stonewalling by the two-party duopoly? Are you ready to empower a truly effective “third-way” movement that can move the dial? Are you ready for … oxymoron alert … FUNCTIONAL POLITICS?

If so, go here to find out more: https://wikipolitiki.com/functional-politics-an-idea-whose-time-has-come/

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Del Bigtree - The Real Story Behind “Vaxxed”

Del Bigtree - The Real Story Behind “Vaxxed”

May 28, 2019

The Real Story Behind “Vaxxed” – How the Body Politic Can Emerge From a “Pharmaceutically Induced Coma”

Aired Tuesday, 28 May 2019, 5:00 PM EST / 2:00 PM PST

Interview with Del Bigtree, Producer of “Vaxxed”

“The truth shall UPSET you free.” — Swami Beyondananda

My cosmic comic cohorts in the Firesign Theatre said it in their 1974 comedy record: Everything You Know Is Wrong.

Boy, were they right.

And that’s even truer when you are convinced everything you know is right. Take the “anti-vaccination” movement — or rather the anti-anti-vaccination movement. A couple of months ago, a “progressive” audience pretty much booed me off the stage when I made a peripheral reference to mandatory vaccinations maybe not being such a good idea.

I might have been one of those booing boors, had it not been for a posting by my esteemed colleague, Mark Crispin Miller, in 2016. Mark had his own “upwising” after the 2004 election when he published his book, Fooled Again: The Real Case For Electoral Reform.

The book offered ample evidence of electoral fixes in 2000 and 2004, including hacked voting machines. Mark eagerly awaited the positive reviews that would come from left stalwarts like Democracy Now and Mother Jones. But they never came. The response from the progressive press and the Democratic Party was deafening silence.

They were simply unwilling to take on the established order, where apparently the Democrats were supposed to lose. And while that party seemed willing to accept that fated role, Mark was not willing to go along with it. And he has become one of the few “alt left” journalists willing to call out the establishment on issues that are conveniently dismissed as “conspiracy theories.”

So when I read his post on the controversial movie, Vaxxed. dated April 2, 2016 my eyes were opened. Subsequently, I’ve watched the Truth About Vaccines video series, and was surprised to find that most of the doctors interviewed favored vaccines — but were alarmed at how many were given at once to young babies primarily for financial gain, how much money Big Pharma was making on the vaccines, how studies linking vaccines to autism and other conditions were suppressed, and how doctors who had any objections have been marginalized, ostracized, and worse.

Perhaps now that the pharmaceutical industry is being held accountable for the opioid crisis, there is the perfect opportunity to break the vaccination issue through the “soundless barrier.”

That’s why I am thrilled and honored to have as my guest on Wiki Politiki this week Del Bigtree, the producer of the aforementioned Vaxxed movie, which was supposed to air at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2016 but was withdrawn. You can read the “official” story in Wikipedia where you will notice they use loaded words like “pseudoscience” … “discredited” … “anti-vaccine propaganda film”, etc. Speaking of “discredited”, if reading this entry doesn’t evoke Pravda (the Russian word for “truth” that the Russian people recognized to mean “lies”) then … well, might as well leave Orwell enough alone.

Del Bigtree’s foray into the vaccine issue was anything but intentional. After spending a decade celebrating great doctors, cutting edge surgeries and medical breakthroughs as a producer on The Dr. Phil Show and the CBS medical talk show, The Doctors, it was a routine investigation into the story of a whistleblower at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that catapulted Del into the vaccine debate. When every news agency in television, including The Doctors, refused to cover the story of Dr. William Thompson, a senior scientist at the CDC who had provided over 10,000 documents to support his claim that the agency had destroyed scientific evidence proving a connection between vaccines and autism, Del put his career on the line and left network television to make one of the most controversial documentaries in history: Vaxxed: From Cover-Up To Catastrophe. The film made worldwide news when it was abruptly removed from the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival lineup under unprecedented pressure by the festival’s medical sponsor, The Sloan Foundation.

Del has since become one of the preeminent voices of the vaccine risk awareness movement around the world. He is the founder of the non-profit, Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN), and host of a rapidly growing internet talk show The HighWire, boasting over 33 million views to date.

You can find out more about ICAN here. https://icandecide.org/

If you’re ready to have the veils lifted on the vexing issue of vaccinations, please tune in this Tuesday, May 28th at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET. http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

You can listen right here: http://wikipolitiki.com/archives/

One more thing… How YOU and WE Can Make a Difference

Have you noticed that regardless of which of the two political parties you vote for, neither of them seem to be willing to confront Monsanto and agribusiness? Are you disgusted and frustrated by the stonewalling by the two-party duopoly? Are you ready to empower a truly effective “third-way” movement that can move the dial? Are you ready for … oxymoron alert … FUNCTIONAL POLITICS?

If so, go here to find out more: https://wikipolitiki.com/functional-politics-an-idea-whose-time-has-come/

Support Wiki Politiki — A Clear Voice In The “Bewilderness”

If you LOVE what you hear, and appreciate the mission of Wiki Politiki, “put your money where your mouse is” … Join the “upwising” — join the conversation, and become a Wiki Politiki supporter: http://wikipolitiki.com/join-the-upwising/

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Harvey Stone - The Next Ten Years

Harvey Stone - The Next Ten Years

May 21, 2019

Harvey Stone – The Next Ten Years: Breakdown, Breakthrough and Breakaway

Aired Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 5:00 PM EST / 2:00 PM PST

Interview with Writer, Speaker, and Optimist Harvey Stone

“We live on a shrinking planet that could definitely use a good shrink.” — Swami Beyondananda

Back in my teaching days, I had a hilarious colleague who loved to channel Mel Brooks’ 2000-year-old man character, who naturally — or unnaturally — spoke with a Yiddish accent. I knew my friend was considering changing schools so when I ran into him, I asked him “So, what are you doing next year?”

And he answered in that perfect Yiddish inflection, “Oh? They’re having ANOTHER ONE?”

Apparently we are too — years, that is. And given how stressful years have been in recent years, looking into the future feels a bit like watching previews for the next dystopian epic. From a higher perspective of course, we recognize that chaos is a necessary phase of evolution.

This week’s guest, Harvey Stone — a corporate trainer, sustainability expert, and self-proclaimed optimist — has a coherent and compelling take on where we might be headed over the next decade, and has some surprising insights to help us anticipate and navigate the changes, which he calls “Disruption, Democratization, Demonetization, and Depolarization.”

He writes, “If you think the last decade was a blur, don’t blink during the next one. In fact, take a lot of photos of your world today because you may not recognize it when we welcome in 2030. Along the way, a ton of norms will be disrupted. But we’ve also got a moonshot at democratizing our world, demonetizing our costs, beginning to stabilize our climate, taking several giant steps forwards towards a more sustainable world and (hardest to believe) depolarizing out national politics.”

Harvey has been an executive speechwriter for Apple, IBM, Sony and other firms, and has consulted with companies and international agencies on sustainability and its impacts. He has written a video script for the World Bank on carbon-pricing strategies, as well as a “Climate Change and Development” training program for its internal staff and its economically-developing client countries. He has also hosted a radio show highlighting sustainability and published an action-thriller novel, “Melting Down”, to reach a broader audience with climate issues.

If you’re looking to see beyond our current “shituation” to find a likelier story — and a future more to your liking, please tune in this Tuesday, May 14th at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET. http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

You can listen right here: http://wikipolitiki.com/archives/

One more thing… How YOU and WE Can Make a Difference

Have you noticed that regardless of which of the two political parties you vote for, neither of them seem to be willing to confront Monsanto and agribusiness? Are you disgusted and frustrated by the stonewalling by the two-party duopoly? Are you ready to empower a truly effective “third-way” movement that can move the dial? Are you ready for … oxymoron alert … FUNCTIONAL POLITICS?

If so, go here to find out more: https://wikipolitiki.com/functional-politics-an-idea-whose-time-has-come/

Support Wiki Politiki — A Clear Voice In The “Bewilderness”

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Leah Lamb - Spontaneous Remission Through Spontaneous Remissioning

Leah Lamb - Spontaneous Remission Through Spontaneous Remissioning

April 30, 2019

Leah Lamb – Spontaneous Remission Through Spontaneous Remissioning

Aired Tuesday, 30 April 2019, 5:00 PM EST / 2:00 PM PST

Bringing Grace, Beauty, and Love Into Our Times Through Sacred Storytelling

Interview with Author and Storyteller Leah Lamb

“Stick to your old story, and you’re stuck with it.” — Swami Beyondananda

Cellular biologist Bruce Lipton says crisis precipitates evolution and if we look at the current crises we face — ecologic, economic, political and spiritual — we can conclude that the chances of precipitation are 100%.

Those who are paying attention are alarmed and concerned. Those paying even closer attention recognize that not just our civilization, but the web of life itself is at stake. Sadly, some of those who’ve been active for years have given up in frustration. We’re on track for a train wreck they say, and only a miracle can save us.

But … did you know, there is actually a template for miracles?

We can begin with the phenomenon called spontaneous remission. We read about these seemingly anomalous healings all the time, or perhaps we know someone who has had one. One day, the individual is on death’s door with a “fatal illness.” The next day, they are inexplicably symptom free. This kind of miraculous change that cannot be explained through ordinary science is often deemed a Divine intervention, part of the unknowable mystery.

But there might be more to it.

Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona, author of Coyote Medicine, tells us that spontaneous remission is often preceded by “a change of story.” In other words, our feelings, thoughts, beliefs, and the meaning we attribute to our situation may actually change the “field” in such a way that it impacts our physical reality. Can this also be true of our collective story and beliefs, and our collective reality? That’s what my book with Bruce Lipton, Spontaneous Evolution, is all about. As we say in the book:

The spontaneous remission we seek appears to be contingent upon a spontaneous re-missioning of civilization through which we change our mission from one based on survival of the individual to one that encompasses survival of the species.

Our guest this week, Leah Lamb, calls herself a “sacred storyteller” and our conversation will focus on how we “unravel” the old yarn, the one that doesn’t serve our evolution, and weave ourselves a new one. The Bible says, “In the beginning was the word.” Leah reiterates that every origin story in every culture tells us, “the world is sung, spoken or chanted into existence.”

Leah Lamb, MSW, works with story as a tool for personal transformation and social change. Leah has authored short stories, documentaries, and award winning PSA’s about the environment. She produced and hosted The Green Channel at Current TV.

Her articles have been featured in Fast Company, Spirituality & Health Magazine, and National Geographic News Watch. She now produces an online school for sacred storytelling called Speak the Spark, and is about to release her first guide to storytelling: A REBEL TELL: A Guide Book To Seeing, Hearing, and Creating Stories In Transition Times.

If you’re ready to deconstruct stories that no longer work, and build the stories that will bring us to a truly new future, please tune in this Tuesday, April 30th at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET. http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

You can listen right here: http://wikipolitiki.com/archives/

To find out more about Leah Lamb and her work, please go here: https://www.leahlamb.com/

One more thing… How YOU and WE Can Make a Difference

Have you noticed that regardless of which of the two political parties you vote for, neither of them seem to be willing to confront Monsanto and agribusiness? Are you disgusted and frustrated by the stonewalling by the two-party duopoly? Are you ready to empower a truly effective “third-way” movement that can move the dial? Are you ready for … oxymoron alert … FUNCTIONAL POLITICS?

If so, go here to find out more: https://wikipolitiki.com/functional-politics-an-idea-whose-time-has-come/

Support Wiki Politiki — A Clear Voice In The “Bewilderness”

If you LOVE what you hear, and appreciate the mission of Wiki Politiki, “put your money where your mouse is” … Join the “upwising” — join the conversation, and become a Wiki Politiki supporter: http://wikipolitiki.com/join-the-upwising/

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Eleanor LeCain - From Trauma to Transformation

Eleanor LeCain - From Trauma to Transformation

April 23, 2019

From Trauma to Transformation – How To Make Our Political Crisis A Rebirth

Aired Tuesday, 23 April 2019, 5:00 PM EST / 2:00 PM PST

Interview with Author and Political Consultant Eleanor LeCain

“If crisis precipitates evolution, the chances of precipitation are 100%.” — Swami Beyondananda

My comedian colleague Will Durst proclaims that the body politic is suffering from PTSD — President Trump Stress Disorder. While the trauma is palpable, it’s also important to recognize — as one of my correspondents recently shared — “beneath every festering pus hole is a deeper infection.”

In this next phase of the seemingly never-ending election season, we are once again being diverted to personalities and surface issues — when the deeper crisis is demanding to be addressed. From climate change to political climate change, we are called upon to move past divisive rhetoric to a unifying vision. As Van Jones pointed out several years ago, Martin Luther King’s famed speech was “I have a dream” not “I have a complaint.”

So other than wanting Trumpty Dumpty to have a great fall, what DO the sane and reverent majority want? What is our dream, our vision for a healthy future? Where is the opportunity in the crisis, and how do we unify to bring it forth?

Our guest this week, Eleanor LeCain, is particularly suited for this conversation. She is both a visionary and political strategist, who advises candidates on all areas of domestic policy and campaign strategy. She has extensive experience in successfully electing progressives at the federal, state and local level. She currently serves as the top Issues advisor to the presidential candidate Marianne Williamson. In 2016, she was the National Director of the She Wins We Win campaign to elect Democratic women to Congress. In 2014, she was campaign manager for Marianne Williamson for Congress in Los Angeles. In 2012, she helped Elizabeth Warren win a seat in the US Senate.

Her book, Breakthrough Solutions: How to Improve Your Life and Change the World by Building on What Works, has an Introduction by the Dalai Lama. The book profiles key innovations in areas such as education, crime, green jobs, and ending poverty. Her articles are published widely from the New York Times to the Boston Business Journal to Le Monde in Paris, France. She hosts her own show, All Together Now, on PRN radio.

If you’re seeking a visionary yet grounded approach to a unifying and forward-thinking movement, please tune in this Tuesday, April 23rd at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET if you’re ready to be educated, inspired and activated! http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

You can listen right here: http://wikipolitiki.com/archives/

To find out more about Eleanor LeCain and her radio show, please go here: http://prn.fm/hosts-ellen-kamhi-2

To read her most recent article, go here: https://prospect.org/authors/eleanor-lecain

One more thing… How YOU and WE Can Make a Difference

Have you noticed that regardless of which of the two political parties you vote for, neither of them seem to be willing to confront Monsanto and agribusiness? Are you disgusted and frustrated by the stonewalling by the two-party duopoly? Are you ready to empower a truly effective “third-way” movement that can move the dial? Are you ready for … oxymoron alert … FUNCTIONAL POLITICS?

If so, go here to find out more: https://wikipolitiki.com/functional-politics-an-idea-whose-time-has-come/

Support Wiki Politiki — A Clear Voice In The “Bewilderness”

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Zen Honeycutt - Unstoppable!

Zen Honeycutt - Unstoppable!

April 16, 2019

Unstoppable! – How A Concerned Mother Launched a Movement to Free the World of GMOs and Glyphosates

Aired Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 5:00 PM EST / 2:00 PM PST

Interview with Author and Moms Across America Founder Zen Honeycutt

“Just because glyphosates have toxified our soil, our crops and our microbiome don’t mean we should take it poisonally.” — Swami Beyondananda

It has long been said that necessity is the mother of invention. But … sometimes it is motherhood that makes invention necessary.

Moms Across America grew out of one mother’s concern about her children’s health. Several years ago, Zen Honeycutt’s boys were suffering from chronic health issues — allergies, asthma, autoimmune issues and even autism. She writes, “It was overwhelming- I felt terrified and helpless. Then I learned about the food supply and the toxins our children are exposed to, started Moms Across America and connected with thousands of people dedicated to health.”

That one decision to educate herself and take charge of her family’s health has sparked an “upwising” that has impacted thousands of other families and moved the dial:

• 600+ Mothers Against America volunteers have hosted 1000+ events nationwide.
• Organic food products are growing 3 times faster than conventional
• 82% of America households now buy some form of organic food – Organic Trade Association
• Over 200 locations have restricted or banned glyphosate.
• There are now countless healthy children whose families hope for the future has been restored.

Having immersed myself in this conversation in recent months, I’ve concluded that when it comes to glyphosates (the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Round-Up and other herbicides), there are two kinds of people: The kind who are concerned if not alarmed … and those who haven’t looked into the issue.

Meanwhile, Monsanto — now part of Bayer, those wonderful folks who brought us Auschwitz — and their minions continue to spread disinformation disguised as “science”, in spite of the recent successful lawsuits affirming the link between glyphosate exposure and cancer.

If you would like to find out more about Round-Up, glyphosates and GMOs — and how to mitigate the harm they do, and inform others — tune in for this inspiring story of how one concerned mother moved the dial.

Tune in this Tuesday, April 16th at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET if you’re ready to be educated, inspired and activated! http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

You can listen right here: http://wikipolitiki.com/archives/

To find out more about the Unstoppable and Moms Across America, please go here: https://www.momsacrossamerica.com/

One more thing… How YOU and WE Can Make a Difference

Have you noticed that regardless of which of the two political parties you vote for, neither of them seem to be willing to confront Monsanto and agribusiness? Are you disgusted and frustrated by the stonewalling by the two-party duopoly? Are you ready to empower a truly effective “third-way” movement that can move the dial? Are you ready for … oxymoron alert … FUNCTIONAL POLITICS?

If so, go here to find out more: https://wikipolitiki.com/functional-politics-an-idea-whose-time-has-come/

Support Wiki Politiki — A Clear Voice In The “Bewilderness”

If you LOVE what you hear, and appreciate the mission of Wiki Politiki, “put your money where your mouse is” … Join the “upwising” — join the conversation, and become a Wiki Politiki supporter: http://wikipolitiki.com/join-the-upwising/

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Scott Smith - The Financial Freedom Act

Scott Smith - The Financial Freedom Act

April 9, 2019

The Financial Freedom Act – How to Eliminate the Income Tax and Pay For All We Need… And More

Aired Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 5:00 PM EST / 2:00 PM PST

Interview with Author and Entrepreneur Scott Smith, Founder of the Foundation for a Better Economy

“If we are going to have a casino economy, let’s at least make sure we the people are the ‘house’.” — Swami Beyondananda

Ready to stretch your imagination?

You sure?

OK … Imagine as if by magic, there is no more income tax, no more sales tax, or property tax. Then imagine we find a way to magically pay for everything the government currently spends money on … plus free health care for all, social security that is “secure” forever, and a guaranteed income of about $24,000 a year for every adult American. Oh, and then imagine all of this, AND we pay off the national debt.

Our guest this week, Scott Smith, an economic visionary with feet-on-the-ground experience has a plan to do just that. He calls his proposed legislation the Financial Freedom Act … and by taxing the $5 quadrillion in financial transactions that take place every year instead of the mere $16 trillion in income, we can finance the world of our dreams.

Over the past several generations our economy has shifted from the “material economy” (the part of the economy that is about making “things”) to the “monetary economy” (the part of the economy that is about making money). With factories closing and production jobs going offshore, an entirely new industry has become the way to create wealth. Our tax system that was created more than a century ago reflects a time when most of the money in the economy has given way to what is called “financialization”. Our economy is basically centered on making money rather than producing value. Meanwhile the financial economy — the world of interest, speculation, mergers and acquisitions — expands unfettered, while those who produce and provide “income” is forced to bear the burden.

I read the shortened version of Scott Smith’s book, and I find it one of the most promising, heartening, transformational and doable proposals I have ever seen. Sure, the financial institutions and reified powers in power will fight the idea tooth and nail. But as what the Swami would call “a critical mass of the heretofore uncritical masses” hear about it, the movement to enact it will make the Tea Party and Occupy movements seem like sewing circles.

Scott Smith was an early pioneer in structured finance, launching the first mixed-property commercial mortgage conduit and securing a billion-dollar line of credit from Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ). Scott also helped structure financing for President Nelson Mandela’s Redevelopment Program for affordable housing.

He is founder and former publisher of Kidz Magazine, which invited young readers to submit content. The publication grew from a local magazine to an international media channel, with a circulation that spanned 30 nations. Scott also is the co-founder of two Colorado charter schools, Summit Middle School and Peak-to-Peak Charter School, the latter of which is ranked among the nation’s top schools by Time Magazine and U.S. News & World Report.

Seriously and humorously, this might be one of the MOST IMPORTANT INTERVIEWS I have ever done!

Tune in this Tuesday, April 9th at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET if you’re ready for REAL economic change in this country. http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

You can listen right here: http://wikipolitiki.com/archives/

To find out more about the Financial Freedom Act, please go here: https://abettereconomy.org/

One more thing… How YOU and WE Can Make a Difference

Have you noticed that regardless of which of the two political parties you vote for, neither of them seem to be willing to confront Monsanto and agribusiness? Are you disgusted and frustrated by the stonewalling by the two-party duopoly? Are you ready to empower a truly effective “third-way” movement that can move the dial? Are you ready for … oxymoron alert … FUNCTIONAL POLITICS?

If so, go here to find out more: https://wikipolitiki.com/functional-politics-an-idea-whose-time-has-come/

Support Wiki Politiki — A Clear Voice In The “Bewilderness”

If you LOVE what you hear, and appreciate the mission of Wiki Politiki, “put your money where your mouse is” … Join the “upwising” — join the conversation, and become a Wiki Politiki supporter: http://wikipolitiki.com/join-the-upwising/

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Candidate Tulsi Gabbard Focuses on IDENTICAL Issues, Not Identity Issues

Candidate Tulsi Gabbard Focuses on IDENTICAL Issues, Not Identity Issues

March 26, 2019

Candidate Tulsi Gabbard Focuses on IDENTICAL Issues, Not Identity Issues

Aired Tuesday, 26 March 2019, 5:00 PM EST / 2:00 PM PST

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) Speaks At University of San Francisco

“There has been a key missing element in government of, by and for the people — the people!” — Swami Beyondananda

Once again it’s time for the (bad) dog and (lame) pony show called “electoral politics” which seems to be designed to keep the American people occupied fighting over “identity issues” instead of gathering around the IDENTICAL ISSUES we all face, cultivating the virtues and values that 90% of us share, and using those to set a standard for governance.

While Presidential campaigns have long been called out as “beauty pageants” and “popularity contests,” the 2016 campaign stood out in stark contrast. It was an “ugly pageant” and “unpopularity contest”, as people rushed to the polls to vote against the candidate they hated more. The results were conclusive: “None-of-the-above” would have won in a landslide.

And here we are once again, with the Democratic (sic) Party establishment set on going back to what the voters didn’t want in 2016, and polishing their image as “we’re not as bad as the other guys”, while a Democratic socialist insurgency seeks to “fight the power” and pull the party leftward.

In the midst of this replay of a scenario that handed Trumpism a victory in 2016, there is one candidate who stands out as sane … coherent … courageous … qualified, and on the scene to be of service, and who is ready to bust the divide-and-conquer game that “pits one group of us against the other for their own gain.”

That candidate is Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), who served as Bernie Sanders’ campaign manager in her home state, and then resigned her position at the Democratic National Committee over how she perceived Bernie to be cheated out of delegates by the DNC.

We had the opportunity to meet her when she came to speak at the University of San Francisco on March 16th … and we were not disappointed. In addition to calling our corruption that is kept in place by both major parties, she announced herself ready, willing and able to stand up to the military industrial complex, and re-purpose billions of dollars toward the wellbeing of the American people, and not the American empire. Unlike every President since Bush Senior, Tulsi actually served in the military during the Iraq War. Consequently, she has no illusions what war looks like, and she is decidedly against “wars of regime change” and “not intimidated by stars on the shoulder”.

She is better than “plainspoken” — she is “real spoken”, forthcoming about her Hindu faith and the “spirit of aloha” that unites us. Yes, yes, yes. George Burns the cynic put it well: “Sincerity and honesty. If you can fake those, you got it made.”

My BS detector says Tulsi is real — a real person, taking on this mission to be in service to our country and its people, not her ego. I am enrolled in seeing her get the 65,000 individual donations that will qualify her for the debates. I’m betting that if you listen in, you will too.

Tune in this Tuesday, March 26th at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET if you want to be inspired about the REAL future of politics in this country. http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

You can listen right here: http://wikipolitiki.com/archives/

To find out more about Tulsi Gabbard’s Presidential campaign,please go here: https://www.tulsi2020.com/

One more thing… How YOU and WE Can Make a Difference

Have you noticed that regardless of which of the two political parties you vote for, neither of them seem to be willing to confront Monsanto and agribusiness? Are you disgusted and frustrated by the stonewalling by the two-party duopoly? Are you ready to empower a truly effective “third-way” movement that can move the dial? Are you ready for … oxymoron alert … FUNCTIONAL POLITICS?

If so, go here to find out more: https://wikipolitiki.com/functional-politics-an-idea-whose-time-has-come/

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Emmanuel Itier - Documentaries For A Conscious Humanity

Emmanuel Itier - Documentaries For A Conscious Humanity

March 19, 2019

Documentaries For A Conscious Humanity — Making Peace, One Movie at a Time

Aired Tuesday, 19 March 2019, 5:00 PM EST / 2:00 PM PST

An Interview with Filmmaker Emmanuel Itier

“If you don’t like the current programming, turn off your TV and tell-a-vision instead.” — Swami Beyondananda

Movies move us.

Sure they were originally called “movies” because they were “motion pictures”. And there is something about the total immersion in a darkened theater watching a large screen that “puts us in the picture” and creates a totality of experience that is not just intellectual, but visceral and all-encompassing. That’s why movies move us.

Can movies move us toward an actual movement that moves the world?

Our guest on Wiki Politiki this week, filmmaker Emmanuel Itier thinks so. Born in France, Itier moved to the US 30 years ago and has used his platform in recent years to promote consciousness, and political and spiritual transformation.

His most recent film — created in collaboration with Executive Producer Sharon Stone, is called WE THE PEOPLE — a worldwide exploration of the notions of politics and economics with the likes of Robert Reich, Deepak Chopra, Sharon Stone, Michael Beckwith, Nobel Peace Laureates Mairead Maguire and Tawakkol Karman, Vandana Shiva, Mark Wahlberg, and many others. Says Emmanuel, “If we cultivate caring economies and politics maybe we can build a sustainable planet full of peace, justice and love for everybody. When you watch WE THE PEOPLE you will realize we are not focusing at putting anyone, any party, down but we are focusing on the possible solution to better our Humanity and use the tools of politics and economics to build a sustainable future.”

In the subtitle, Emmanuel uses a compelling and “swami-esque” phrase, “Re-evolution” to cite the need to move beyond the old paradigm “revolution” to the far more constructive and generative “evolution” to describe the passage in front of us.

He says, “This is a re-evolution of peace and love. How can we re-invent ourselves as one humanity, all interconnected, all interdependent from each other? Yes, we need a real change, a real shift of mind set and start looking again as collaborative forces and not as competitors, a peaceful neighbors and not segregated individuals. We need also a leadership inviting us to unite beyond our difference of opinion because we share the same land under the same sky.”

Emmanuel Itier has enjoyed more than two decades of film success prior to this documentary. He directed: Tell Me No Lies (2000), Scarecrow (2002), The Invocation (featuring Deepak Chopra, Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama) and Bermuda Femme (2013). He also produced: Wildflower (1999) and Scarecrow Slayer (2003). In addition, he acted as a co-producer and financing consultant for Johnny Mnemonic, Another 9½ Weeks, Shattered Image (1998), The Dentist (1996), and Progeny (1999). Itier has also been a successful music and film journalist for rock magazines, French TV networks and the Internet for over twenty years. Finally Mr. Itier was a recipient of the 2018 Global Citizen Award from the prestigious United Nation Association, and was named President of The Year 2018 by the Rotary E- Club of World Peace.

Can movies “move us” to massively mobilize and move?

Tune in this Tuesday, March 19th at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET and hear what a “new edge” filmmaker has to say. http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

You can listen right here: http://wikipolitiki.com/archives/

To find out more about Emmanuel Itier and We the People please go here: https://www.firstshowing.net/2018/trailer-for-doc-we-the-people-questioning-global-politics-economics/

One more thing… How YOU and WE Can Make a Difference

Have you noticed that regardless of which of the two political parties you vote for, neither of them seem to be willing to confront Monsanto and agribusiness? Are you disgusted and frustrated by the stonewalling by the two-party duopoly? Are you ready to empower a truly effective “third-way” movement that can move the dial? Are you ready for … oxymoron alert … FUNCTIONAL POLITICS?

If so, go here to find out more: https://wikipolitiki.com/functional-politics-an-idea-whose-time-has-come/

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Peter B. Collins - Progressive Journalism in Regressive Times

Peter B. Collins - Progressive Journalism in Regressive Times

March 12, 2019

Peter B. Collins – Progressive Journalism in Regressive Times

Aired Tuesday, 12 March 2019, 5:00 PM EST / 2:00 PM PST

An Interview with Talk Show Host and Uncommontator Peter B. Collins

“Forget taking America back. Let’s take her forward.” — Swami Beyondananda

Tom Paine would have called these soul-trying times. And anyone with soul would call these “paine-ful” times. We have a president who is a bold-faced liar, and a mainstream press that prefers lying by omission and nuance. What a choice. Covert skullduggery, or overt scumbaggery. Caught between the devil and the deep blue state.

So how does one navigate these waters, when it’s hard to tell fake real news from real fake news?

Wonder no more. Our guest this week Peter B. Collins, is here to disabuse the politically abused, and hold the line for sanity and wisdom at a time when both are in short supply.

Peter B. grew up in Cincinnati, and in high school he and his buddies built a closed-circuit campus radio station. He went to Northwestern in Chicago, and a few years later he was hosting the late-night talk show on WLS-FM (WDAI), which rose to #1. He moved to the Bay Area in 1976 as a DJ and talk show host on KOME in San Jose. In the late 1970s he was a weekend talk host at KGO in San Francisco, the market leader. For most of the 1980s he was morning personality at KRQR, The Rocker.

In 1989, he returned to talk radio at KNBR, where he was the token liberal and followed Rush each day. He followed that with an afternoon stint on KSFO, before it was sold into right-wing demagoguery. He was a satellite radio pioneer on Sirius 2003-2004, and hosted the syndicated Peter B. Collins Show from 2005-2009. He was part owner of progressive talk station KRXA in Monterey, California, which was sold in 2014.

He currently produces a daily podcast, PBC News & Comment where he covers issues that mainstream media give “blanket coverage” — meaning they cover them up with a blanket to make sure everyone is left in the dark.

Writes Peter about himself:

Peter B. Collins is burdened with too many opinions. He follows news and politics to a degree that one friend calls “borderline obsessive” and the Peter B. Collins Show is his therapy. From San Francisco, he brings you his views and analysis on important national and international issues, and interviews political leaders, journalists, authors and others who know more than he does.

If you’re curious about how a truth-telling progressive walks the line — or is it “the lyin'” — between two incomplete narratives, tune in this Tuesday, March 12th at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET. http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

You can listen right here: http://wikipolitiki.com/archives/

To find out about Peter’s podcast, please go here: https://www.peterbcollins.com/

One more thing… How YOU and WE Can Make a Difference

Have you noticed that regardless of which of the two political parties you vote for, neither of them seem to be willing to confront Monsanto and agribusiness? Are you disgusted and frustrated by the stonewalling by the two-party duopoly? Are you ready to empower a truly effective “third-way” movement that can move the dial? Are you ready for … oxymoron alert … FUNCTIONAL POLITICS?

If so, go here to find out more: https://wikipolitiki.com/functional-politics-an-idea-whose-time-has-come/

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