Posted by: Dr Pano Churchill | September 27, 2016

People’s Health International

PHI — People’s Health International is offering Emergency Medical Services to Refugees and Displaced People all around the world fleeing war, oppression, & Life threats.

PHI is focused on saving lives and helping impacted communities from religious & political conflicts, war, disease, and famine. PHI is the only organisation that offers new antibiotics, immunotherapy, and therapeutics, against the new antibiotic resistant strains of Tuberculosis and Pneumonic TB.

This is a disease that once thought almost extinct in the Western world but it now has made it’s resurgence in Europe and the UK.
Resurgent TB is a fast killing disease that ravages the refugee populations coming to Europe from Africa, Bangladesh, India, Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria. It stems from the incomplete treatments and the weak antibiotics offered to face this new epidemic.

PHI focuses it’s anti-TB efforts at the points of entry into Europe and in the refugee camps — mainly in Greece, Turkey, Southern Italy, and Spain, and in the refugee camps of Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey, where the disease is rife and unacknowledged, by local authorities fearful of it’s impact on their Tourism.

PHI is the only organisation that has alerted, informed, and involved the WHO & the UN, of the extent and the vectors of this new and highly aggressive form of TB that has made it’s presence in Europe all over again in a new form that we have no known tools to combat effectively. That is why PHI has partnered with the United Nations to offer our data, our vector systems, and our services to WHO and the UN data monitors so that we can develop a campaign for new Vaccines, new Therapeutic, and new Resources to combat this deadly disease before it becomes the Plague and the scourge of Humanity as Black Death once was throughout the World. This drug resistant TB is really a serious threat…

PHI works with Volunteers and a small staff, and is populated by Doctors and nurses of the highest caliber, who choose to use their medical leave, or vacation time, away from their workplace and the hospitals in UK and the United States — in order to help their fellow Human Beings halfway across the globe. They do this as volunteers, fully knowing the lives they save, could be their own, by preventing this nasty killer from reaching their Home Countries.

PHI, relies on Volunteers. Doctors, Nurses, Couriers, Health Care workers, and all other Volunteers, who find meaning when they help others. Working with PHI offers lifetime learning, life affirming purpose, a well as spiritual & personal growth. PHI also offers vaccinations and the TB Medical Diploma, to all of our Volunteers who work with refugees in Syria, Turkey, and Greece, and especially at the illegal entry points.

Yours,

Pano

PS:
The PHI volunteers experience tremendous growth by offering help to others who have very little else to rely upon, and certainly nothing to give in return.

So go ahead and join us if you want to do something bigger than yourself…

https://www.facebook.com/groups/PeopleHealthInternational/

PPS:
These are the new phases of Tuberculosis, the MDR-TB and XDR-TB:
1) Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR TB) is a multidrug-resistant TB (MDR TB) is caused by an organism that is resistant to at least isoniazid and rifampin, the two most potent TB drugs. These drugs are used to treat all persons with TB disease.
2) Extensively drug resistant TB (XDR TB) is a rare type of MDR TB that is resistant to isoniazid and rifampin, plus any fluoroquinolone and at least one of three injectable second-line drugs (i.e., amikacin, kanamycin, or capreomycin).

PPPS:
What is tuberculosis (TB)?
Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by bacteria that are spread from person to person through the air. TB usually affects the lungs, but it can also affect other parts of the body, such as the brain, the kidneys, or the spine. In most cases, TB is treatable and curable; however, persons with TB can die if they do not get proper treatment.

What is multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB)?

Multidrug-resistant TB (MDR TB) is caused by an organism that is resistant to at least isoniazid and rifampin, the two most potent TB drugs. These drugs are used to treat all persons with TB disease.

What is extensively drug resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB)?

Extensively drug resistant TB (XDR TB) is a rare type of MDR TB that is resistant to isoniazid and rifampin, plus any fluoroquinolone and at least one of three injectable second-line drugs (i.e., amikacin, kanamycin, or capreomycin).

Because XDR TB is resistant to the most potent TB drugs, patients are left with treatment options that are much less effective.

XDR TB is of special concern for persons with HIV infection or other conditions that can weaken the immune system. These persons are more likely to develop TB disease once they are infected, and also have a higher risk of death once they develop TB.

How is TB spread?

Drug-susceptible TB and drug-resistant TB are spread the same way. TB bacteria are put into the air when a person with TB disease of the lungs or throat coughs, sneezes, speaks, or sings. These bacteria can float in the air for several hours, depending on the environment. Persons who breathe in the air containing these TB bacteria can become infected.

TB is not spread by

Shaking someone’s hand
Sharing food or drink
Touching bed linens or toilet seats
Sharing toothbrushes
Kissing
How does drug resistance happen?

Resistance to anti-TB drugs can occur when these drugs are misused or mismanaged. Examples include when patients do not complete their full course of treatment; when health-care providers prescribe the wrong treatment, the wrong dose, or length of time for taking the drugs; when the supply of drugs is not always available; or when the drugs are of poor quality.

Who is at risk for getting MDR TB?

Drug resistant TB is more common in people who:
A) Do not take their TB medicine regularly.
B) Do not take all of their TB medicine as told by their doctor or nurse.
C) Develop TB disease again, after having taken TB medicine in the past.
D) Come from areas of the world where drug-resistant TB is common.
E) Have spent time with someone known to have drug-resistant TB disease.
F) How can MDR TB be prevented?

The most important thing a person can do to prevent the spread of MDR TB is to take all of their medications exactly as prescribed by their health care provider. No doses should be missed and treatment should not be stopped early. Patients should tell their health care provider if they are having trouble taking the medications. If patients plan to travel, they should talk to their health care providers and make sure they have enough medicine to last while away.

Health care providers can help prevent MDR TB by quickly diagnosing cases, following recommended treatment guidelines, monitoring patients’ response to treatment, and making sure therapy is completed.

Another way to prevent getting MDR TB is to avoid exposure to known MDR TB patients in closed or crowded places such as hospitals, prisons, or homeless shelters. If you work in hospitals or health-care settings where TB patients are likely to be seen, you should consult infection control or occupational health experts. Ask about administrative and environmental procedures for preventing exposure to TB. Once those procedures are implemented, additional measures could include using personal respiratory protective devices.

Is there a vaccine to prevent TB?
Yes, there is a vaccine for TB disease called Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG). It is used in some countries to prevent severe forms of TB in children. However, BCG is not generally recommended in the United States because it has limited effectiveness for preventing TB overall.

What should I do if I think I have been exposed to someone with TB disease?
If you think you have been exposed to someone with TB disease, you should contact your doctor or local health department about getting a TB skin test or TB blood test. And tell the doctor or nurse when you spent time with this person.

What are the symptoms of TB disease?
The general symptoms of TB disease include feelings of sickness or weakness, weight loss, fever, and night sweats. The symptoms of TB disease of the lungs may also include coughing, chest pain, and coughing up blood. Symptoms of TB disease in other parts of the body depend on the area affected. If you have these symptoms, you should contact your doctor or local health department.

Additional Information.
Multidrug-Resistant TB (MDR TB) MMWRs: http://www.cdc.gov/tb/publications/factsheets/drtb/mdrtb.htm
Questions and Answers About TB:
http://www.cdc.gov/tb/publications/faqs/default.htm
Tuberculosis: General Information: http://www.cdc.gov/tb/publications/factsheets/general/tb.htm
Tuberculin Skin Testing: http://www.cdc.gov/tb/publications/factsheets/testing/skintesting.htm
Tuberculosis Information for International Travelers: http://www.cdc.gov/tb/publications/factsheets/general/tbtravelinfo.htm

So now I WANT you to take a break from Reality.

Turn off your TV and your Mind and follow me to a new Vista.

Forget about debates between highly incompetent people that want your vote and go on a flight of fancy with me… or at least on a flight to New York and to the United Nation building on the riverside between East 42nd and 48th streets.

Here is where 193 member states converge to talk diplomacy, economic, civil action, and human goals, but most importantly you get here with me to think globally…

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So let’s it back, have a cool drink, and intimately contemplate “what is the best this world has to offer.”

Of course after this rare moment of distance from the mundane and contemptible — we can all return to the more urgent screaming bloody needs worldwide, from the war in Syria and the drowning children refugees, to the ravages of climate change, and to the sinking small island countries of the rising Pacific ocean.

But first, let’s pause for a second to accept, acknowledge, and savour, our communal Victories for Human Progress.

Let’s cherish this moment, and let’s congratulate ourselves because the greatest gains in human well-being in the history of our species — just happened.

And of course, I am not trying to lead you to inaction, or to inspire complacency, but rather to spur our efforts to accelerate what may be the most important trend in the world today. The trend of our virtuous cycle of Human Existence, Human Progress, and Human Achievement.

Admittedly now the hyperbole we hear and see in the news, is that the world is a bloody mess, with billions of people locked in inescapable cycles of war, famine, and poverty, with more children than ever perishing from hunger, disease, and violence, and with all of us living inside an increasing vortex of hate, suffering, and intolerance, stemming from Islamic terrorism, civil wars, and human conflicts, appearing larger than Life itself…

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And that sound about right, because that’s about the only thing Americans can fully agree upon, since we are clearly and heavily polarised about everything else. Because several polls have found that about 9 out of 10 Americans believe that global suffering, poverty, and alienation have worsened, or stayed the same over the last 20 years or so.

However, the one point Americans fully agree on, is clearly wrong, if statistics and the United Nations data can be relied upon and can be believed.

The thing is that overall things around the World, and even back here at Home, have been greatly improving, and getting better at an advancing rate for most all Humans. Indeed things have been getting better at an accelerated rate and even more so than most of us had predicted possible when the Millennial Development Goals first came into existence…

Yes, you heard that right: Thing are getting better for almost all human beings across the planet we call Home. And they have been getting better at a rising clip…

So on this beautiful and balanced Earth, this year of the Lord 2016, we have had some really Good News. Reliably Good News that we can share, as world leaders gather once more for the United Nations General Assembly this week.

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Because it is here that the reckoning is tough, and efforts are made to surprise us with the bad news so that we can put our act together and solve big problems — yet all the evidence suggests that we are at a positive time point for all the ages.

Take as an example the number of people living in extreme poverty ($1.90 per person per day) that has tumbled by half in two decades, and the number of small children dying has dropped by a similar proportion — that’s six million lives a year saved by vaccines, breast-feeding promotion, pneumonia medicine and diarrhea treatments!

Historians may conclude that the most important thing going on in the world in the early 21st century was a stunning decline in human suffering.

So here are a few data points: 1) As recently as 1980, 44 percent of the world’s population lived in extreme poverty, according to the World Bank. Now the share is believed to be less than 10 percent and falling. “This is the best story in the world today,” says Jim Yong Kim, the president of the World Bank. 2) For the entire history of the human species until the 1960s, a majority of adults were illiterate. Now 85 percent of adults worldwide are literate and the share is rising. 3) Although inequality has risen in America, the global trend is more encouraging: Internationally, inequality is on the decline mainly because of rapid gains by the poor in places like China and India.

Still the U.N. aims to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030, and experts believe it is possible to get quite close. In short, on our watch, we have a decent chance of virtually wiping out ills that have plagued humanity for thousands of generations, from illiteracy to the most devastating kind of hand-to-mouth poverty.

Yet the public thinks the opposite, that poverty is getting worse. A recent poll, suggests that only 1% percent of Americans surveyed realized that global extreme poverty had fallen by half over the last 20 years.

I wonder if those of us focused deeply in our own worlds, don’t err by focusing so much on the index of human misery, human suffering, and human death, that we carry the misperception that everything is always getting worse and worse.

We all see the bad news, yet it is incumbent to hear the good news for a change because it’s also important to acknowledge the great story of the rising global progress. We need to hare this good news because the public may perceive poverty as hopeless and see no point in carrying on the fight against it — just when we’re making the most rapid gains ever recorded in lifting people out of it.

Let’s keep working against the ravages of Hate and Suffering and we’ll all be better for it.

We have saved many lives together and especially those of the young children, but there is far too much more that we need to be doing.

Let’s get to it without slackening our resolve nor our labors, even a little bit. Let’s keep this momentum going, and we’ll all look back at this singular & historical moment, as a time of triumph for the resilience of the indomitable Human Spirit.

That’s OUR SPIRIT.

Yours,

Dr Pano

PS:

Again, from a Malthusian point of view — cynics can scoff all they like, but when they say that if more children’s lives are saved, they will just grow up to have more babies and cause new famines and cycles of poverty — we have a great et of data to throw back at them.

Because that is imply not so.

As a matter of fact, when parents are confident and educated that their children will survive, they choose to have fewer of them.

As girls are educated and contraception becomes available, birthrates tumble for all the young mothers in the underdeveloped world — just as they did in the Western industrialised world. Look at Indian women now who average just 2.4 births per couple, and the Indonesian women with 2.5 per family, or the Mexican women who just have 2.2 offsprings, and the Chinese ones with just less than 1…

So please do not fret about Malthus and his negative ideas anymore, because he is too much of the old school to be believed anymore, today.

Let’s just keep on focusing on solving the most intractable and wicked problems out there that we have been optimising for all of our many lives, lived collectively and individually, as a Community of this special Species called Human Beings.

Do this, and help us do more to advance people’s health because our distant ancestor  “Homo Sapiens” could never be prouder…

Posted by: Dr Pano Churchill | September 20, 2016

Economics of Islamic Terrorism

The estimated number of deaths from terrorism worldwide rose from 3,329 in 2000 to more than 9,798 in 2001, the year of 9/11, to 32,685 in 2014, and all the way to 89,500 (estimate) in 2016. Clearly a rather steep increase in human carnage in such a short period of time.

The direct Economic Impact of 9/11 on Wall Street equities alone, was upward of $ 3 Trillion US dollars. Compounded with the Economic Impact of the 9/11 worldwide and resultant actions — we have more than $ 23 Trillion in total lost equity worldwide from that one horrid day.

If we were to add the impact of Terrorism worldwide in Economic Loss over the last fifteen years — we could easily surpass the total of the World’s annual GDP of the year 2015. that is stunning.

Surely the 3 thousand people killed in 9/11 on the world trade centre cannot be brought back by any measure of cost but the fact that now Americans can sue Saudi Arabia for damages (the financier of the Terrorists and the country that supplied these bombers) is a small measure of relief. Fifteen years too late, but the wheels of Justice work slowly in the extreme.

And the cost of this Terror Act and so many others will have to be estimated now in actions brought before the US courts. Yet since the fifteenth anniversary of 9/11 passed with a great deal of hand-wringing over all the people who want to kill Americans for their own religious grievances — we are especially worried in the apparent rise of terrorists whose origins seem far from fanatical, but certainly religious and ideological in a cold calculated and almost scientific way.

These terrorists are not the usually desperate, poor, or uneducated people from the Middle East. A surprisingly large share of them have college and even graduate degrees. Increasingly, they seem to be from Britain, like the shoe bomber Richard C. Reid and most of the suspects in the London Underground bombings and the liquid explosives plot, in the United Kingdom, and in the United States, were children of hard working yet religious parents who immigrated from the lands of the recent conflicts — places like Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria etc.

And we also have found that the Economic support mechanisms of the Terrorist Networks, almost always involve some so called Islamic charitable organisations, that are invariably masquerading as Mosques, Meddreses, and Poverty Alleviation Charities for Muslims, and are spread widely cross the United States, Great Britain and the Western European countries. And some of them have direct and open ties to the Wahabbi extremists who are the dominant religion of Saudi Arabia, and even some others are part of the opaque networks of the Secret Saudi Intelligence networks, or the State Intelligence Network of Pakistan, Iran, and Turkey.

This is what we have to address: The Economic inflow and outflow of Islamic Terrorism, and the sophisticated economic networks that facilitate the recruitment of capable and educated people to execute their Acts of Evil in order to spread fear in our Communities.

This is the most important issue facing the World today and the next President of the United States will have to deal with it headlong. With daily occurrence of Islamic Terrorism in these United States, through bombings, mass shoutings, and has killings — this has become the issue of the day for the people of this country and rightly so.

We just have to look at the facts unflinchingly and then engage with the people to bring about a consensus for Action. The talk about going to war against Islamic Terrorism worldwide is heady and rousing, but the reality is that we should first wage an Economic War against the Islamic sponsors of Islamic Terrorism and then go after their economically asphyxiated Terror Networks, cells, and fanatical community that spawns them.

This is the only way that we can win…

Because the serpent of Islamic Terrorism has laid it’s eggs deep within our own advanced and secular Societies and has caused deep Terror inside our own western communities, and that one issue has left the public pondering this question: “Why are some educated people from Western countries so prone to fanaticism?”

Before trying to answer that question, though, some economists argue that we need to think about what makes a successful terrorist and they warn against extrapolating from the terrorists we catch. It is a problem economists typically refer to as “selection bias.”

In their new study, “Attack Assignments in Terror Organizations and the Productivity of Suicide Bombers,” two economists, Efraim Benmelech of Harvard University and Claude Berrebi of the RAND Corporation, set out to analyze the productivity of terrorists in the same way they might analyze the auto industry. …

They gathered data on Palestinian suicide bombers in Israel from 2000 to 2005 and found that for terrorists, just like for regular workers, experience and education improve productivity. Suicide bombers who are older — in their late 20’s and early 30’s — and better educated are less likely to be caught on their missions and are more likely to kill large numbers of people at bigger, more difficult targets… Experience and education also affect the chances of being caught. Every additional year of age reduces the chance by 12 percent. Having more than a high school education cuts the chance by more than half. …

The research suggests … that there may be a reason that the average age of the 9/11 hijackers … was close to 26 and that the supposed leader, Mohammed Atta, was 33 with a graduate degree. As Professor Benmelech put it in an interview: “It’s clear that there are some terrorist missions that require a certain level of skill to accomplish. The older terrorists with better educations seem to be less likely to fail them. Perhaps it is not surprising, then, that terrorist organizers assign them to these more difficult missions.”

Among Palestinian suicide bombers, the older and better-educated bombers are assigned to targets in bigger cities where they can potentially kill greater numbers of people. That same idea means that the terrorists assigned to attack the United States are probably different from the typical terrorist. They will be drawn from people whose skills make them better at evading security.

We know relatively little about why the suspects arrested in the recent liquid explosives plot failed… Perhaps … poor educations made it easier to uncover their plan. We do know, however, that they included a large number of South Asians raised in Britain. It’s only natural that terror groups would recruit native English speakers… It does not imply that the Muslim community is a more fertile ground for terrorists in the United States, Britain, and Western Europe, than in other countries.

Think of the extreme case. One of the people arrested in the liquid explosives plot … was a woman with a baby. London newspapers have speculated that she was planning to carry her baby onto a plane with liquid explosives in his bottle. Even if true, that does not mean we should all start suspecting that women with babies are closet terrorists. That would be rather egregious selection bias. Objectively, we should be much more suspicious of other people. We see only the mother because the terrorists have an overwhelming incentive to find the one unusual terrorist who will outsmart our defenses.

And sadly, it seems that educated and intelligent terrorists are better at doing that than uneducated, fundamentalist lunatics. Oh, that it weren’t so. Like the old advertisement said, a mind is a terrible thing to waste.

Here’s another example of selection bias that might help to clarify. Suppose there two sets of people, one living in city A and the other living in city Z, and you need to recruit a group of tall people to help you in a criminal venture involving impersonating basketball teams. Suppose further that the number people, the distribution of heights, and the willingness to commit crimes is identical in each city.

Now suppose you know your way around city A much better than city Z, and it’s closer, so it’s cheaper and safer to recruit in city A than in city Z. Then your group, once formed, will only have people from city A in it but they are no more likely to be tall and criminal than people in city Z (to make it like the example above, there could be several teams formed from the group of recruits and each team would be formed and assigned to a location based upon the age and education of team members). Thus, if and when the authorities catch people from your group and discover they are all tall and all from city A (and they are likely to be young and uneducated due to the assignment), it would be wrong to then conclude that young, tall, uneducated people in city A are more inclined toward crime than young, tall, uneducated people people in city Z.

But let’s start with recovering a small measure of the damages wrought by the Islamic Terrorism through the newly opened window of the Justice System of the United states of America.

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Addendum:

Recent research on the relationship between indices of underdevelopment and
terrorist activity underscores the difficulty in making such links. Alan Krueger and Jitka Maleckova examined available evidence on the links between poverty and education, on the one hand, and the incidence of terrorist activities on the other, and found “little direct connection between poverty or education and participation in terrorism.”

They explored data on the education and income levels of those engaged in terrorist activities, opinion polls on attitudes toward terrorism, and data on income and poverty levels in the West Bank and Gaza Strip as well as among members of Hezbollah and the Jewish Underground—that is, in populations where terrorism has grown and where organisations have practiced terrorism.

Their findings indicate that terrorism seems unrelated to economic deprivation. Indeed, Krueger and Maleckova cite evidence that participants in terrorist organizations and terrorist activities seem to possess higher education and
income status than the bulk of the populations from which they are drawn.

This, of course, was true for the terrorists who carried out the 9/11 attacks on the U. S. Indeed, Muhammad Atta, widely thought to be the leader of the 9/11 attackers, was the son of a lawyer and attended graduate school in Germany.20 Based on the evidence they evaluate, Krueger and Maleckova conclude that the absence of civil liberties, rather than economic deprivation, and the quality and content of education, rather than one’s level of educational achievement, appear more important as determinants of terrorist activity.

At the same time, it needs to be recognized that those who are accepted into
terrorist organizations and are selected for operational activities are drawn from a large pool of volunteers who tend to be from the poorest segments of their societies, a point Krueger and Maleckova recognize but apparently feel is outweighed by additional evidence. Those selected for missions are likely to be those thought to be not only the most committed, but also the most capable of handling the complexities and difficulties that might arise on an operation, and therefore have higher education and technical skills than most members.

It should not be surprising that quantitative measures of economic causation
would be weak predictors of terrorist membership and activity since it is clear, as
mentioned above, that economic deprivation does not always lead to terrorism. The
broader point is that economics is not just about discovering whether specific economic variables can be identified as the sources of studied outcomes. It is primarily about how the inter-relation between incentives and constraints shapes behavior and objectives.

In Conclusion:
Research on groups that use violence suggest a number of avenues where economic considerations of this type may be important.

Yours,

Dr Pano Kroko Churchill

PS:

The Churchill Society has a Meeting to discuss this subject on October 21st in Seattle and you are welcome to participate fully.

Please RSVP right here:

Economics of Islamic Terrorism

Friday, Oct 21, 2016, 4:00 PM

Smart Building Center, Pacific Tower
1200 12th Ave. S Seattle, WA

22 Churchillians Attending

The estimated number of deaths from terrorism worldwide rose from 3,329 in 2000 to more than 9,798 in 2001, the year of 9/11, to 32,685 in 2014, and to 89,500 (estimate) in 2016.Clearly a rather steep increase in human carnage in such a short period of time.The direct Economic Impact of 9/11 on Wall Street equities alone, was upward of $ 3 Trilli…

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Posted by: Dr Pano Churchill | September 10, 2016

9/11 One Nation Many Faiths

Come join us this Sunday afternoon (5pm) at the scenic location of the “Abode of Kindness” the Seattle Ahmadiyya mosque located a mere 20 minutes outside of Seattle in Monroe Washington, to hear Dr Churchill speak about the solution to our problems of Islamic Terrorism and the issue of the wars of Religion and Civilization, as they are spelled out in his New Book with the title One Nation Many Faiths.

Dr Pano Churchill will be speaking on 9/11 about Peace and Reconciliation between Christians and Muslims who denounce Violence.

It is a talk about Peace and Reconciliation with the Muslim Leaders who actually dare to denounce Violence and interpret the Koran as a Religion of Peace — one of the many faiths that exist within the Secular & Democratic Republic of the United States of America.

Dr Churchill attempts a new understanding amongst the main Abrahamic religions and between the various People of Faith living in this Secular & Democratic Republic of the United States of America.

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Come join us this Sunday afternoon (5pm) at the scenic location of the “Abode of Kindness” the Seattle Ahmadiyya mosque located a mere 20 minutes outside of Seattle in Monroe Washington, to hear Dr Churchill speak about the solution to our problems of Islamic Terrorism and the issue of the wars of Religion and Civilization, as they are spelled out in his New Book with the title One Nation Many Faiths.

Google Maps Location: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ahmadiyya+Muslim+Community+Seattle/@47.8642288,-121.91796,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x5490053a0ee14b55:0x606a5f86d7c6e567!8m2!3d47.8642252!4d-121.9157713

Details: There will also be a Blood Drive on Sunday:
Muslims for Life – Blood Drive
In a nationwide effort to honor the lives lost on 9/11 The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, USA, began organizing blood drives all across the nation in …
Start: Sun Sep 11 10:00 AM
End: Sun Sep 11 5:00 PM

Location: 23515 Old Owen Rd, Monroe, WA 98272
http://www.amiseattle.org
Tel: (425) 954-7526
Bait-ul-Ehsaan (Abode of Kindness) Mosque

Posted by: Dr Pano Churchill | September 1, 2016

Brain Software – The Ultimate Resource

Brain software and the improved brain power that it effects, is the ultimate resource on this planet. This has been verified as being totally TRUE by any strenuous scientific and physical test.

Think about it…

The power of the mind endowed with the Brain Software of Free and unfettered thinking, as expressed in new ideas and the resultant innovation, is all that has propelled Civilization forward.

That is the Brain Software we need to be installing and reinstalling, in our heads, in order to survive and thrive as a person, as a people, and as a species, that truly aspires to become the rulers of this Earth and the Galaxies beyond, all the way to the ends of our Universe.

Let’s unfetter ourselves from the bondage of religion and allow our minds to fly free to the unknown to bring back useful knowledge and valuable energetics.

Limitless Success is what is accomplished by installing my Brain Software in your head. You should try it some time…

Yet when I first posited this Thesis of mine, about Brain Software and necktop computers, and the immense power resource within them, that is more powerful than any resource on Earth – some twenty years ago – I was attacked.

And I wasn’t only attacked by the religious zealots, but by the smart scientists as well. The attacks from the religious backward people that keep their societies riveted in the strange teachings of the goatherders of the 6th century, were well expected. But the attacks from the offended scientists and from well read physicists — were not…

Now that was expected, because every time we expand knowledge and move forward the progress of science and civilization – some Luddites or fearful of being deposed old-thought scientists, and of course the regular adherents of steady same couchsurfing comfort — suffer greatly when faced with CHANGE.

Yet today, a couple of decades onwards — many leading physicists, brain scientists, and ordinary neural progress advocates, have come around and have accepted my “thesis” and my Brain Software as the much needed tool to enhance and expand our Resourceful Reality. Because I believe that they have now started to see what I see — namely — that our reality is never constrained by resources, but rather by our lack of Imagination, Mindfulness, and Resourcefulness.

Clearly, this is no surprise, because we all know this internally and we can understand it, when we think about it hard and long. We can easily come to realize, that what exists between our ears and what resides inside our head cavity, is the most powerful resource this planet has ever known. Provided that we start using it in that resourceful fashion…

There is more abundant “Energy” inside our heads and through the capacity of our minds, than all the fossil fuels and renewable energy this planet has to offer.

On this — mark my words, read the book Brain Software and come back to tell me how you applied it in your own Life to make a monumental success out of yourself.

After all, the Human Mind is the source of our Thriving Existence, and it will continue to be so — if we maintain the upgrading of the brain Software that we apply to run this neck-top computer that we all have.

And conversely, when we use old and dysfunctional software in our heads — like some of the old religious software that was founded in the deserts of the Middle East by shepherds and goatherders, that we still install in the young people’s heads around the world — we end up with “jihad” against our Civilization and against our Progress. We end up with Dark Ages non-thinking and full on ignorance that takes us back to the Stone Age.

Methinks that it is best to endow ourselves with the Brain Software that will enable us to move the needle of Progress toward the kind of Mental and Physical Liberty that will allow us to move forth in both Science and Society, so that we can innovate our way out of the strenuous issues that we are faced with on our path to continued and thriving existence.

After all, our “Existence” is still a Big Challenge when we hear and experience the cult of Ignorance most all Religions are steeped into. We need to combat that closed mindset, with all we’ve got to avoid a dismal fate of Humanity sliding into the Hades of Oblivion and permanent Insignificance as a species and as a People.

So I wish us Good Luck

Now go ahead and read my book “Brain Software” and decide for yourself if it’s the best way to improve your Life and create your Legacy. You’ll see that it is the best way to upgrade your Brain by installing a better type of Software in your mind, and by extension in our global brain so that we can surely improve the collective Mindset and face the future boldly and limitlessly…

 

Yours,

Dr Churchill

PS:

Now regarding “Brain Software” — surely You can buy the book at Amazon and other internet booksellers like B&N and more, but for my friends — there is the download link where you get the digital version for FREE and thus we save the trees too.

Here you go: http://www.beb.mobi/tag/brain-software-free-electronic-book-download-by-pano-kroko/

Now if you were to think of my other important Physics Thesis, as I expressed it in the pivotal Annual Physics conference in MIT back in the day that I actually went there… “Tomorrows Physics, is today’s Metaphysics” we might be onto something substantial.

But I suspect it will be a few more decades, if not centuries before this other Thesis of mine, becomes accepted reality amongst the Cognoscenti of the Physics community, or the wider world of Science…

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Posted by: Dr Pano Churchill | August 21, 2016

The Reason behind Faith and Belief

I was reminded of this Logical Thinking when was asked to squarely think and share data points and information during a Life Science discussion with a friend. We were actually talking about a new L…

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Posted by: Dr Pano Churchill | August 21, 2016

The Reason behind Faith and Belief

I was reminded of this Logical Thinking when was asked to squarely think and share data points and information during a Life Science discussion with a friend. We were actually talking about a new Life Saving drug that we have in the pipeline. A medicine so powerful — that it can mend the broken Hearts. A medicine that can save the lives of people suffering from advanced Heart disease. A salvation for broken people…

As I was conversing and inviting this friend to work with me — all the while thinking that at this moment — indeed here is a Paradox for a logical person. A scientist no less. And what is paradox, but a contradiction. A seemingly straight forward contradiction. Same as when I ask people to take a Leap of Faith, and come work with me, based on limited information.

And indeed I do this all the time. Because the way I see it — this is the job of a Great Leader. I must be the Visionary that other people will follow before all the data paints a complete and highly defined picture that others can follow. And indeed there is Logic and Reason behind these great Acts of Faith and the Leaps of Faith required of those who like St Paul, live amongst us today.

It is indeed the mark of Leadership to be able to communicate the Vision, but it is also the key behind the Human Mystery of Belief, to be able to follow that Vision to the land of milk and honey. The ones who get there, the chosen ones, are the blessed ones to live in a state of Grace of their own choosing.

And yet it all comes down to the Pythagorean geometry of the Theorem of Contradictions, and the rounding the square around the circle.

It is truly an exercise in futility when we only engage the binary, dualistic mind and clearly we cannot deal with this level of contradictions, paradoxes, or mysterious theorems, that require us to think at a different level.

Yet the mysterious thinking of Belief which rests at the heart of faith, is what a small percentage of people have become adept at, while the majority remain quite rigid thinkers because their “point of view” their agnosticism, their religious interpretation — all taught them that in order to be faithful, obedient, and stalwart in the ways they choose to conduct their lives, they had better seek some ideal “order” of things that dovetails fully with their philosophy.

And who can blame people who choose the easy path, instead of growing in their capacity for understanding things beyond understanding…

These are not elliptically thinking people, but rather quite ordinary smart and functional people. Unfortunately, they simply never learned much about living inside of paradox and mystery as the very nature of faith and life.

Albert Einstein, the famous physicist, told us to live Life as if everything is a miracle and then he went ahead and proved that…

Yet when one searches further — the local English language dictionary defines a contradiction as two things that cannot be true at the same time. In short a schizophrenic attitude to thinking. One could say that a contradiction is two things that cannot be true at the same time, being held in your present frame of logic. As long as you do not reframe your reality, as long as you insist on your own frame of reference, you will not be able to find the wisdom in paradox.

Take for example “The Kingdom of God” which is Jesus of Nazareth term for the bigger frame, or what we often call “the big picture” or “in the light of eternity” the ‘Great Hereafter.”

But to get there and to even begin to understand that great hereafter, you’ve got to find some framework that allows you to stand back and look at this moment with the eyes of Compassion for all and sundry, including yourself. Only then you’ll see yourself with compassion and love as well.

And that way, you’ll see in peaceful coexistence, the many things which appear to be contradictory through logical, egocentric, dualistic thinking. In the frame of compassion — things might not necessarily be divided. So much so that living in the here and now becomes the norm and a transcendent belief suddenly becomes easily understood.

Therefore a great paradox which is a seeming contradiction — may nonetheless be true if seen in this different frame. This newfound “Reason” and “Logic” behind the “rational” mind is what transcends understanding through the normal thinking process.

But let’s look at the meaning and the origin of the word “Paradox” in order to fully understand this paradoxical nature of belief.

The word comes from the Greek prefix “para” meaning “beyond” or “outside of” and the verb “dokein” meaning “to appear or to think.” A paradox is beyond the normal way of thinking.

Contradictions are based on logic, a set of assumptions or expectations which we take for granted. Conversion to a new way of thinking, is when a changed mind allows you to call those old assumptions and expectations into question.

If you’re still overly attached to your ego, you normally can’t let go of these opinions. It takes true transformation to allow you to look at yourself from a bit of distance—with some calmness, compassion, and the humility and honesty to know that you don’t know.

In truth, we are all living paradoxes.

No one or no thing is totally good or totally bad.

Yet the miracle of Life is always present with us.

Every moment that we are alive and every moment that we breath — we are a manifested miracle.

And well beyond this Life we are a true Miracle too — only in a changed form and in an unseen [as of yet] reality.

So let’s behave like it.

Yours,
Pano

PS:

As a good example we must examine the Damascus moment of Paul of Tarsus. In his profession, He was a persecutor of the followers of Christ and he may even have been a murderer of many of them — all in the name of being a good Pharisee.

He defended his reality to the hilt.

Yet on a fine day, and quite suddenly, on the road to Damascus, he gets blinded and as a fallen blind man — he sees the “Light” and he finds that the strict line between good and bad, evil and virtue, black and white — gets completely dissolved.

And in that singular moment, the contradictions have been overcome within him, and he joins the eternal Life of Faith…

What a Journey…

So what would be your road to Damascus moment in your Life?

Will you come to truly see after being blinded?

Or you will stumble from proof to proof until there is no longer the Miracle of Life to behold you in this World?

Be in the now and accept what is as it is: A great Miracle to behold…

Posted by: Dr Pano Churchill | August 10, 2016

The Lincoln Party

What is the Lincoln Party?

The Lincoln Party is the accumulation of the aspirations of our Democratic and Republican members for Innovation in our Democracy.

We have been always seeking to create a better Body Politic and perhaps find a new path to keeping our Constitutional Republic alive.

The Lincoln Party is the way to be a fighting Democrat, or a Compassionate Republican, in today’s polarized and partisan Constitutional Republic of the United States without abandoning the team colors of your party — yet still voting your Conscience.

The Lincoln Party is for all those who choose to take a strong stand and want to fight corruption, cronyism, and fascism, in our Democratic Politics.

And of course the Lincoln Party is the Home of all those patriots that believe in UNITY, and choose to support our country’s journey forward towards a Great Future to believe in.

We have an enormous interest in public service and have been working towards making the world a better place for quite a while now. And now that Bernie has given up on the Movement — we’ve chosen to carry on by ourselves. Since we became conscious of the power of our Collective Actions — we decided to carry forth the New America movement in order to change the people in Congress and the Senate, with True Progressives who can safely earn our Vote, not because they deserve it, but because they earn it.

And that is the reason why I’ve made the effort and allocated the time and dedicated adequate resources to start the Lincoln Party in these United States of America.

Lincoln party is the only party of Unity in America. And we are the ones that walk the middle line between the two main parties. We follow the golden rule of classical politics. We are all inclusive because we invite all the people to join us — so long as they are flexible and adaptable towards all others. Regardless of creed, color of the skin, origin, nativity, sex, and orientation in Society — we are all together fighting this war of survival on behalf of our Constitutional Republic.

And don’t ever think that this is an exercise in Politicking like some Politicians are doing to get elected. I am doing all of this as an American strictly because I see the political corruption and the everyday business and societal corruption, endangering the very existence of our beloved Republic. Political corruption being the cancer in the body politic — we have to make every effort to excise it and stop it from killing the host: Our Great Democracy.

I founded the Lincoln party in honor of the first Civil Rights Activist — the Honest Abraham Lincoln. And I went further yet because I followed his platform for his elections and used the same seven planks for my platform adjusted for the current time and political climate.

The Lincoln Party is the place to find guidance and support for your Democratic Republic when you search to find other amenable Candidates accessible to American Citizens and especially Voters, in their pursuit of growth of our Constitutional Republic through Policy Advocacy for Liberty, Democracy, and Progress.

We are all Lincoln followers from the United States, starting from the State of Washington, and rapidly spreading across this Great Land of ours, and we are supporting both Progressive and Conservative Policies and Candidates for our Republic.

We want to caucus as a Group for the National Elections same as we caucus for the State Primaries and all Electoral contests. We further want to vote as a block of Independents in order to alter the balance of the Establishment Crony Politicians that rule the destiny of these United States, like some “Tammany Hall” corrupt politicians did so many years ago.

It is this corruption that has given us the Crony Corrupt Politicians that supposedly represent the people in the United States Senate. Take for example a local Washington State incumbent in the Senate that has done nothing for a full quarter of a century [25 years] minding only the special interests of the Big Money elites, and her Big Corporate Sponsors, along with her lobbyists and political establishment minions.

We aim to change that…

We are Jeffersonian Democrats and Hamiltonian Republicans, united in the pursuit of the Unity that Lincoln promised who also believed that we can take back our government from the corrupt & complicit career politicians in Washington DC Senate and House.

Therefore we also support Dr Pano Churchill — Founder and Funder of the Lincoln Caucus — in his electoral fight for the position of Senator of the United States Senate, on behalf of the Great State of Washington, same as we support all those others who run as Lincoln Caucus Candidates, Independents, Libertarians, Compassionate Republicans, and Fighting Democrats.

Join us and organize for the upcoming elections with us….

Here is the Essence of the Lincoln Caucus:

THE LINCOLN CAUCUS PARTY PLATFORM

If you’re tired of the mess in Congress, tired of corrupt partisan politics, tired of crony politicians lingering on in corruption just because they think our government is a good place to transact their dirty business for the benefit of their sidekicks – and if you want to change things – I urge you to join up and support the Lincoln Caucus.

Come walk with us because the Lincoln Caucus is the Spirit of Honest Abe personified for the Ages and adjusted to the demands of the difficult times we traverse today…

I ask you to join Lincoln, and stand up, and say proudly that this country, and our government, belong to all of us; and not just to the crony government squatters, the career politicians, and their meritless bureaucrats, who take advantage of us all – for the benefit of the 1% and their wealthy lobbyists & campaign contributors, to whom they profess their undying loyalty.

You know these people are corruption vultures, feeding on the carcass of our Rights and on the body Politic of our Republic that they have brought to this sorry state of affairs.

Join the Lincoln caucus & party, in order to clean up the bipolar US Politics and the Tammany Hall that the US House of Representatives has become.

Because we need to undertake the Herculean effort of rebuilding our Strength, finding our long lost Glory, and start reclaiming our rightful position at the helm of the world.

I say – join us, because it is an act of Honor to come together and demand CHANGE. It is an act of defiance and belief that we can undertake this giant job because we need to claim back our country from the claws of these DC vultures, the insiders, the lobbyists, the permanent representatives, the princely squatters of Congress & Senate, the narrow minded political establishment, & the broken political parties.

And like old Oliver said to the long parliament: “You’ve been here far too long for any good you have done – In God’s name Go away now.”

We’ve got to send our Alzheimer addled Senators to the rest home after 25 years… of doing children’s gymnastics in the Senate, because this is our country and we’ve got to do good for it. The Senators representing this State have to recall that they manage the future of the whole of these United States of America.

We have to upset the apple-cart of those vested interests who think they own both our government and our country, and they just partner up with the 1% to run it to the ground for their enjoyment and enrichment.

We must stop the rot, excise the cancer of corruption, and retake control of our Republic because we need to innovate and better our Democracy now – same as we do in our own work, our family, our business, our community, and in our own life.

We need an economy, a budget, a tax code, a health care system, and a system of justice that works for all Americans. We need to refresh our American Revolution demanding that government represents us all, not just the politically connected. We need a bigger economic pie where more Americans have a bigger piece of that economic pie. We need strong American leadership, not just wars and retreats.

Given the serious crises this country faces, we cannot expect the career politicians who created the problems in the first place, that they will now come around and become righteous so they can solve these problems for us. Instead, we need to take the initiative by taking head-on the big bureaucracy, the big government, the big banks, the big unions, and the big businesses, because we are free to restart and innovate our American Revolution since we are not tied-up to lobbyists and special interests.

We created the Lincoln Caucus because we recognize that we don’t need a permanent political class that thinks it’s entitled to rule over us. We only need citizen leaders who’ll put principle and people, before party.

And as Lincoln said: “If we stand together, there is nothing we cannot accomplish.” It’s time to Reboot Washington.

God Bless America.

So join the Lincoln Caucus, because over the last thirty years we’ve gone crazy in this country with divisive and partisan politics that only serve the beltway insiders and the special interests but never the people.

The people that make up the Main street normal America are rather upset that the “establishment” has grown fat, lazy, petty, conventional, and causing American failure.

The people recognize that America deserves better than that. And that the DC vultures deserve a dose of radical and major disruption.

And the best, perhaps the only way to disrupt the establishment is by innovating like we do with the StartUp businesses, and using whatever works to change the political landscape and disrupt Washington DC politics as usual.

We can even begin by “stealing” the ideas that work, and make an alchemy of it. Think of it like an amalgamation of the successful tactics of a lot of the Donald Trump show and the Bernie Sanders’s populist bag of tricks, and Hillary Clinton’s pragmatic establishment machine blietzkrieg, and put it all together – albeit with some really strong and clean, fresh candidates.

We are looking for candidates who are not wooden and are able to go on to campaign honestly and be elected as Lincoln Caucus Candidates for America. Do you know anyone to recommend?

But let’s first teach you some tricks of the trade… because we need to use whatever is out there. Take for example Mr. Trump’s vulgar approach to politics as a terrific extension of the middle finger to the establishment of Washington DC, but also as a terrible political and governing paradigm. Same goes for the Sanders-style socialism, with free weed for all. But if someone turned the critique, passion and disdain shared by these two movements into a new one — they could change the system in serious and meaningful ways.

And this can only be accomplished by an outside force that can knock Washington out of its rut, and take over the bully pulpit of the presidency, along with a healthy movement of new Senators, and Congress people. This is the only place to start because the governing body is the great lever that has the power to lift the Republic out of the ditch establishment politics has driven us into.

Here’s how the Lincoln Caucus proposes that we do this:

First we choose strong non Politician candidates, that come from outside of the beltway and the political system. Voters are beaten down, are upset, and are bubbling with anger. They watched as the two parties choose selfish spats and rhetorical maneuvers, to pretend that they work without ever doing anything of value. The current political parties rarely dare to do the right thing, and they don’t even try to do the hard things, and certainly not anything important. Mr Sanders and Mr. Trump in equal measure have shown us that the people want true outsiders, even deeply flawed ones instead of the same old corrupt and untrusted bureaucrats.

Thus we must give the People what they want.

And the way to win is to rail against Big Businesses, Big Media, Big Government, Big Establishment, and Big political parties.

Mr. Sanders and Mr Trump are right that the system is rigged against normal people. Everyone outside of the GOP establishment seems to agree on eradicating corporate welfare and tax-avoidance tricks for the super wealthy. Read the Panama papers for fresh ammunition on legal tax dodging. Then read the March 26 Economist cover story, “Winners Take All,” on how America’s small businesses are getting shafted by the lack of true competition.

The Lincoln Caucus will take this business a step further and force the wealthy to forfeit their entitlement benefits and contribute their fair share to this country that has given them so much. And then rail against the DC establishment and the corrupt beltway insiders. Everyone loves socking it to Congress and the lame old men and women squatting there for quarter of a century, half a century, or even more — with nothing to offer except favors for the lobbyists and the special interests in exchange for campaign contributions. We’ve got to get these bums out of the office.

We’ve got to establish firm term limits for all office holders and elected representatives. A two term limit has to become a priority and a Democratic goal right up there, with campaign finance reform.

We have to mandate that lawmakers go home after serving a couple of terms. Let them go back to their farm like the great Senators of old Rome, the great Cincinatus, the Seneca, and Cato who went back to plow their farm and tend to their lives and families, instead of profiting off their service to the country for ever.

So today we should do the same because we need to force the government leaches, to get outside of the D.C. government bubble and go renew themselves in the countryside. We can start doing this by holding months-long sessions in different sections of Normal America so the jaded cynics can meet the reality that You and I know to be true each and every day.

And this is what takes an innovative fresh thinking and a set of fresh clean-faced candidates, for this change to come to pass, and for our goals of renewal to happen.

Of course the candidates have to be authentic and capable of having a rolling, candid, transparent conversation with the voters in person, as well as on social, and conventional media. And they got to come from amongst the people because the American Voters aren’t dopes.

The American voters want an unvarnished look at their future representatives, at their future president, future senators, future congressmen and women, and at their personality and ideas. They can tolerate uncomfortable truths. But they have to come from someone comfortable in his or her own skin. If voters trust the person isn’t full of it, they are clearly willing to think differently about issues.

Exploiting this ideological ambiguity is key to success with the voters.

The ideal candidate would write a very specific agenda in normal, conversational language, not whatever nonsensical language today’s political class was taught to speak. He or she would engage voters daily on social media, with fun and flare. (Think Trump with impulse control and better spelling.) The candidate would inundate voters with transparency and specificity, even when it hurts. And exploit cable TV’s addiction to whatever is hot and new. Mr. Trump has shown how technology has made money less important in modern politics.

The new candidates have to exploit the fear factor. The candidates could be from the military or immediately announce someone with modern-warfare expertise or experience as running mate, or their second in command, or as their chief of staff.

People are scared. Terrorism is today’s World War and Americans want a practical narrative not a “theory” for dealing with it. President Obama has established an intriguing precedent of using drone technology and intelligence to assassinate terrorists before they strike, but when there are too many collateral damages and collateral killings — it causes blowback, and we need to invest further in it and perhaps perfect it with surgical aim.

A Lincoln caucus party candidate could build on death-by-drones by outlining the type of modern weapons, troops and war powers needed to keep America safe. And make plain when he or she will use said power. Do it with very muscular language—there is no market for nuance in the terror debate.

Learn from the mistakes of Trump and Sanders and avoid that like the plague. Anger has its limits. The fringe can win primaries but it can’t win national elections. You draw in the 40% of people who don’t vote or big blocks of dissatisfied independents with a call to a higher purpose. In this case, the purpose is cleaning up the mess the leaders of the two parties created.

Use the Internet revolution for the greater good. Social media allows us to tweet our every thought, snap our every mood and Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat, or geek out every little bit of our fantasy, but it hasn’t done much to create shared purpose. We have breathtaking technology to find a ride, get a room, or a date, with the swipe of a finger across a smartphone screen. Those same innovators could help create a “National App” to match every kid who needs a mentor with a mentor, every person who wants to volunteer with someone or some group in need; every veteran with people and companies who want to reward his or her service with thanks, help or a job. Also, call on Silicon Valley technologist to do tours of service to bring data solutions and efficiencies to our aging governmental systems.

Right now, millions of young people are turned on by a 74 year old pot smoking socialist scolding Wall Street; and millions of others by a reality-TV star with a view of women harkening back to biblical times. So why not recruit Google’s, Facebook’s, or Twitter’s innovators to make a national appeal and a search for fresh talent? And why not choose the collective movement of Innovators to head a the Lincoln Caucus like a Third-party movement? Maybe we can even convince people like Bloomberg, Zuckerberg, and the Alphabet-Google guys, to help fund this movement with the billions they planned to spend on their own campaigns and lobbying efforts, and then recruit them to advise the Senators, the Congress people, and the new President.

This is the Lincoln Caucus — the Innovation Party.

Who on this bountiful land is against innovation?

Especially when winning campaigns is always about the future?

All we need are fresh good candidates.

Are you interested to help save this country?

If so please email us at envpar[at]gmail.com

The LINCOLN CAUCUS PARTY is the platform upon which Abraham Lincoln ran for president in 1860 and it was a simple one. All in all it was one and a half pages and 1200 words — quite a contrast to today’s party platforms of hundreds upon hundreds of pages of stuff…

Written in the succinct and beautiful language of principle, it was meant to be read by all Americans, not just policy elites, and to guide great political action rather than make promises to special interests.

Might such a document today help to heal the divisions in the parties and the American people, as a preparation to healing those in the nation?

The platform on which Lincoln ran gestated over a period of six long years, of introspection, reflection, and discussion between Abraham Lincoln and the best Political and Social Economic minds of his time – that came together often and caucused frequently in meetings that came to be known as the Lincoln Caucus.

This Lincoln Caucus we are reviving today and we use this truly extraordinary document that was written amid the gathering clouds of war and division in an America that was rendered asunder fast descending into chaos and hate.

Sounds like a document for our own times too…

The Lincoln Caucus Platform is an easy to read and understand document of principles and ideas for the people’s government that Abe Lincoln wanted to lead.

This is all of what was written in that first Lincoln platform: It said that “the maintenance of the principles promulgated in the Declaration of Independence and embodied in the Federal Constitution … are essential to the preservation of our Republican institutions; and that the Federal Constitution, the Rights of the States, and the Union of the States, must and shall be preserved.”

The achievement of the Lincoln Caucus platform was to reunite the Declaration and the Constitution at a time when one part of the country had departed from the nation’s principles and another from its constitutional forms.

Lincoln referred to the Declaration as an “apple of gold” adorned by a frame of silver — the Constitution. The Declaration supplies the principles and the Constitution supplies the structure of law to preserve those principles.

At its founding, the Lincoln platform sought to put those two documents back together in order to reunite the nation, and Abe Lincoln was afterwards known as the great Unifier for ever.

My question to you now is this:

Would it be wise for today’s Americans to pursue a similar platform for our Future?

This summer the RNC in Cleveland, and then the DNC in Philadelphia, the Republican Party and the Democratic party respectively, could do nothing better than to emulate the original achievement of the Lincoln Platform — and instead they chose to spread hate and division in spades.

Alas they are not interested in simplicity, or truthfulness either.

But we are. And in fact we are interested in simplicity and transparency mainly because the Lincoln Caucus platform was at work from back then 1860 all the way to right now. And because there is strong interest in the idea of always writing a short plank platform that people can understand; so they can in good turn examine the Leadership potential of the Candidate and evaluate their performance, and consequently hold their feet to the fire based on their promises, their specific platform, and their vision.

And that is the difference between the Lincoln Party and the other established crony political parties. Make the comparison for yourself. Do this because this is exactly what the corrupt political establishment parties want to avoid at all costs.

And that is why we have to stick with it.

Honest Abe left this legacy for us, and we aim to take it up for good.

We should begin by stating in simple language the main issues at stake and answering honestly the big questions:

For Example the question of:

Does equality, the principle resounding from the Declaration of Independence, require a vast government to make Americans equal in ways that we are not?

Or does it rather require a limited government that protects the decisive thing Americans have in common — our human nature and the rights inherent in that nature?

Following these principles, the Constitution establishes a form of law.

All sovereignty is in the people, who ratified the Constitution through republican means. It delegates limited authority to three politically accountable branches at the federal level and reserves the rest to the people and to the states.

For all its flexibility, the Constitution is not in this respect “living.” It establishes a powerful but limited government.

By contrast, our government today, under the doctrine of a “living” constitution, is a tool of limitless scope for the engineering of every aspect of our lives. As a result, we are becoming not citizens but subjects of a vast and failing bureaucratic social experiment. The nanny state wants to run or lives as if we are hamsters running the wheel inside a laboratory cage…

The Lincoln Caucus Platform, although unwelcome to many in the main political parties, has the virtue of simplicity.

We say that government belongs to, must respond to, and must in all cases seek to benefit the American people.

The federal government has become too centralized and many powers should be checked or returned to the states. The American people have the right to decide who joins them in citizenship. The military should be strong in defense of our nation and its interests. War should be undertaken cautiously, but when undertaken it should be fought fiercely and with the utmost speed. All agreements with other nations should be made in the interest of the American people. The social safety net, built at vast expense, should be made and kept secure.

One can find sanction for all of these opinions in the writings of Abraham Lincoln, and for many in that early American Government Platform. One can also find general agreement amongst all Free Thinking Americans, regardless of party affiliation, because the ground is laid to agree upon core principles and very few policies to implement them.

We lay the great big lines and the broad ideas because Political Platforms and Ideological Planks, should not be about details.

They should be about principles and broad lines of policy. The details will be worked out in due course between the President and Congress, as is right and good.

The platform of the Lincoln Caucus today supplies a direction, not a specific route.

Our Lincoln Caucus Platform is meant to actually be read. It is meant so that it would be discussed at dinner time in family kitchen tables, during lunch at the deli counters, in the subway, the bus, talked across back fences, shared in the porch talks, invoked in the press, and widely liked and shared on social media.

Such a simple Lincoln Caucus platform would unite all Americans in common purpose, as it did at the beginnings when it was used to head off divisions, and helped point the way to healing our divided nation.

As Americans we decided and wrote just such a platform — for the now. We employed the old Lincoln Caucus platform and refitted for today’s challenges and advanced technological age.

Because we all agree that an anti-party platform for the LINCOLN CAUCUS should be like the first platform that Lincoln wrote and ran on SUCCESSFULLY before he won the nomination and always used as his guiding light after he moved to the White House and led the country to Victory.

And what our platform is — is simple, truthful, and short.

Today our Lincoln Caucus platform has the same number of planks, as the Lincoln Caucus platform.

And it starts with the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, and it condemns the modern regulatory state, and says we have to devolve authority.

Those are the old Lincoln themes.

It says the entitlement state should be secured, because we’ve invested so much in it.

And then it has the platform “planks” that come directly from the Abraham Lincoln campaign. The great Abraham Lincoln campaign platform of I860 to today’s Lincoln Party Platform for the Presidential Campaign of 2016, are not that far apart…

But what about those platform “planks” ?

What are they?

A. All of the agreements with other nations should be made in the interest of the American people.

B. Our military should be very strong, cautiously used, and only so that when we fight wars, we would fight them expediently, economically, and quickly, in order to get it over with, so that we can go back to living our lives as fast as possible.

C. Our platform has to be steeped in common sense.

D. Our party platform further says that the American people get to judge who gets to be citizens with them, and who doesn’t. It’s our Right…

E. Total obedience to the Constitution

Etc, etc, etc.

We say things like that, in our daily conversations at home right?

And our Lincoln Party Platform is a Conversation amongst Great Minds.

Lincoln Party platform is supposed to be a general document for the benefit of affiliates, citizens, and voters, but not a long list of detailed theses that need to be evolving and always flexible to allow Candidates to spread their wings and modify their message in order to win.

After all the Lincoln Party Platform is strictly a Visionary document… to invite people to come along and be counted.

Platform of the Lincoln Party is the list of general commitments, because you can’t really settle the details in a platform document.

That happens in politics between the Congress and the president, especially, after the election.

That is why we address them.

As for Treaties and Alliances here is my answer:

“Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations – entangling alliances with none” –Thomas Jefferson

Get the Vote out and come together to the Lincoln Caucus Party for Victory in 2016 and beyond.

If you’re tired of the mess in Congress, tired of corrupt partisan politics, I ask you to join up and support the Lincoln Caucus.

I ask you to stand up and say proudly that this country, and our government, belong to all of us; and not just to the crony government squatters, the bureaucrats, and the wealthy lobbyists & campaign contributors.

You know that we need to claim back our country from the claws of the DC vultures, the insiders, the lobbyists, the permanent representatives, the princely squatters of Congress & Senate, the narrow minded political establishment, & the broken political parties.

This is our country and we’ve got to do good for it. We have to upset the apple-cart of those vested interests who think they own it.

We must take control of our Republic because we need to innovate and better our Democracy – same as we do in our own work, our family, our business, our community, and in our own life.

We need an economy, a budget, a tax code, a health care system, and a system of justice that works for all Americans. We need to refresh our American Revolution demanding that government represents us all, not just the politically connected. We need a bigger economic pie where more Americans have a bigger piece of that economic pie. We need strong American leadership, not just wars and retreats.

Given the serious crises this country faces, we cannot expect the career politicians who created the problems in the first place, that they will now come around and become righteous so they can solve these problems for us. Instead, we need to take the initiative by taking head-on the big bureaucracy, the big government, the big banks, the big unions, and the big businesses, because we are free to restart and innovate our American Revolution since we are not tied-up to lobbyists and special interests.

We created the Lincoln Caucus because we recognize that we don’t need a permanent political class that thinks it’s entitled to rule over us. We only need citizen leaders who’ll put principle and people, before party.

And as Lincoln said: “If we stand together, there is nothing we cannot accomplish.” It’s time to Reboot Washington.

God Bless America.

So join the Lincoln Caucus, because over the last thirty years we’ve gone crazy in this country with divisive and partisan politics that only serve the beltway insiders and the special interests but never the people.

The people that make up the Main street normal America are rather upset that the “establishment” has grown fat, lazy, petty, conventional, and causing American failure.

The people recognize that America deserves better than that. And that the DC vultures deserve a dose of radical and major disruption.

And the best, perhaps the only way to disrupt the establishment is by innovating like we do with the StartUp businesses, and using whatever works to change the political landscape and disrupt Washington DC politics as usual.

We can even begin by stealing what works and make an alchemy of it. Think of it like an amalgamation of the successful tactics of a lot of the Donald Trump show and the Bernie Sanders’s Cheech & Chong bag of tricks, and Hillary Clinton’s pragmatic machine blietzkrieg, and put it all together – albeit with some really strong and clean, fresh candidates.

We are looking for candidates who are not wooden and are able to go on to campaign honestly and be elected as Lincoln Caucus Candidates for America. Do you have anyone you want to recommend?

But let’s first teach you some tricks of the trade… because we need to use whatever is out there. Take for example Mr. Trump’s vulgar approach to politics as a terrific extension of the middle finger to the establishment of Washington DC, but also as a terrible political and governing paradigm. Same goes for the Sanders-style socialism, with free weed for all. But if someone turned the critique, passion and disdain shared by these two movements into a new one — they could change the system in serious and meaningful ways.

And this can only be accomplished by an outside force that can knock Washington out of its rut, and take over the bully pulpit of the presidency, along with a healthy movement of new Senators, and Congress people. This is the only place to start because the governing body is the great lever that has the power to lift the Republic out of the deep ditch, the current establishment politics has driven us into.

Here’s how the Lincoln Caucus proposes that we do this:

First we choose strong non Politician candidates, that come from outside of the beltway and the political system. Voters are beaten down, are upset, and are bubbling with anger. They watched as the two parties choose selfish spats and rhetorical maneuvers, to pretend that they work without ever doing anything of value. The current political parties rarely dare to do the right thing, and they don’t even try to do the hard things, and certainly not anything important. Mr. Trump has shown that the people want a true outsider, even a deeply flawed one. Thus we must give the People what they want.

And the way to win is to rail against Big Businesses, Big Media, Big Government, Big Establishment, and Big political parties.

Mr. Sanders is right that the system is rigged against normal people. Everyone outside of the GOP establishment seems to agree on eradicating corporate welfare and tax-avoidance tricks for the super wealthy. Read the Panama papers for fresh ammunition on legal tax dodging. Then read the March 26 Economist cover story, “Winners Take All,” on how America’s small businesses are getting shafted by the lack of true competition.

The Lincoln Caucus will take this business a step further and force the wealthy to forfeit their entitlement benefits and contribute their fair share to this country that has given them so much. And then rail against the DC establishment and the corrupt beltway insiders. Everyone loves socking it to Congress and the lame old men and women squatting there for quarter of a century, half a century, or even more — with nothing to offer except favors for the lobbyists and the special interests in exchange for campaign contributions. We’ve got to get these bums out of the office. We’ve got to make term limits for all office holders and elected representatives a priority right up there with campaign finance reform. We have to mandate that lawmakers go home after serving a couple of terms, instead of profiting off their service to the country for ever. Also we need to force them to get outside of the D.C. government bubble by holding months-long sessions in different sections of Normal America.

And this takes an innovative fresh thinking and a set of fresh clean-faced candidates to happen.

Of course the candidates have to be authentic and capable of having a rolling, candid, transparent conversation with the voters in person, as well as on social, and conventional media. And they got to come from amongst the people because the American Voters aren’t dopes.

The American voters want an unvarnished look at their future representatives, at their future president, future senators, future congressmen and women, and at their personality and ideas. They can tolerate uncomfortable truths. But they have to come from someone comfortable in his or her own skin. If voters trust the person isn’t full of it, they are clearly willing to think differently about issues.

Exploiting this ideological ambiguity is key to success with the voters.

The ideal candidate would write a very specific agenda in normal, conversational language, not whatever nonsensical language today’s political class was taught to speak. He or she would engage voters daily on social media, with fun and flare. (Think Trump with impulse control and better spelling.) The candidate would inundate voters with transparency and specificity, even when it hurts. And exploit cable TV’s addiction to whatever is hot and new. Mr. Trump has shown how technology has made money less important in modern politics.

The new candidates have to exploit the fear factor. The candidates could be from the military or immediately announce someone with modern-warfare expertise or experience as running mate, or their second in command, or as their chief of staff.

People are scared. Terrorism is today’s World War, and Americans want a practical narrative not a “theory” for dealing with it.

The war on ISLAM is not an adequate story of all that is going on around the globe today. President Obama has established an intriguing precedent of using drone technology and intelligence to assassinate terrorists before they strike, but when there are too many collateral damages and collateral killings — it causes blowback, and we need to invest further in it and perhaps perfect it with surgical aim. Jihaddists exist inside all of our cities and inside all of our communities — so it is up to us to figure out how to educate them in order to help them see Peace as the only path going forward as Americans and to be able to place the Constitution above the Koran?

A Lincoln Party candidate could build a reputation by discussing the Liberty VS Security issues we face today. Or a Candidate could speak freely on executing wars like a videogame in “death-by-drones” by outlining the type of modern weapons, troops and war powers needed to keep America safe. And make plain when he or she will use said power. Do it with very muscular language—there is no market for nuance in the terror debate.

Learn from the mistakes of Trump and Sanders and avoid that like the plague. Anger has its limits. The fringe can win primaries but it can’t win national elections. You draw in the 40% of people who don’t vote or big blocks of dissatisfied independents with a call to a higher purpose. In this case, the purpose is cleaning up the mess the leaders of the two parties created.

Use the Internet revolution for the greater good. Social media allows us to tweet out every thought, snap our every mood, and Facebook our updates, Instagram our moods, and SnapChat our image, or geek out every little bit of our fantasy — but it hasn’t done much to create shared purpose. We have breathtaking technology to find a ride, get a room, or a date, with the swipe of a finger across a smartphone screen. Those same innovators could help create a “National App” to match every kid who needs a mentor with a mentor, every person who wants to volunteer with someone or some group in need; every veteran with people and companies who want to reward his or her service with thanks, help or a job. Also, call on Silicon Valley technologist to do tours of service to bring data solutions and efficiencies to our aging governmental systems.

Right now, millions of young people are turned on by a 74 year old pot smoking socialist scolding Wall Street; and millions of others by a reality-TV star with a view of women harkening back to biblical times. So why not recruit Google’s, Facebook’s, or Twitter’s innovators to make a national appeal and a search for fresh talent?

And why not choose the collective movement of Innovators to head a version of the Lincoln Caucus like a Third-party movement?

Maybe we can even convince people like Bloomberg, Zuckerberg, and the Alphabet kids to help fund this movement with the billions they planned to spend on their own campaigns and lobbying efforts, and then recruit them to advise the Senators, the Congress people, and the new President that will surely come now that the people have seen the systemic rot, the cronyism, and the establishment corruption — and are disgusted with the sewer that our Political parties have been wading in.

Time for Change and as Bernie Sanders said, Let’s built a Future to believe In.

This is the Lincoln Caucus — the Innovation Party.

Who on this bountiful land can be against innovation when the old paradigm is dying?

Who can honestly say today that the Candidates of the Big Parties reflect that interests of the people?

Who feels proud to support the Losers that are showing up as Presidential Candidates today.

Could we even find more God-awful candidates that those two if we had been searching for the dregs of society?

Who can say that they don’t want change in our Body politic?

Especially when winning campaigns is always about the future and not about the past?

All we need are fresh good candidates.

Fresh blood and energy to water the tree of Liberty and Democracy.

Join us and let us know your thoughts.

Join us, if, you care to keep this Republic like Ben Franklin said: “If you Can Keep It”

Here is the US Senate Candidate Dr Churchill’s video statement of WHY he is campaigning for the Senate of our Republic:

watch

And here is the relevant podcast in audio link:

http://www.spokanetalksonline.com/?powerpress_pinw=3650-podcas

Please share with your team, supporters, friends and family, and with your far flung social family…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUvVhWqXiWo

And like my grandfather who successfully fought against Fascism and won during the Second World War as the Architect of Victory — Winston Leonard Spencer ChurchillI — today I carry the tradition and fight fascism and corruption in America and across the World.

Come join me to fight the endemic rot of Corruption and the creeping Fascism of Cronyism, to make our Democracy whole and alive again.

But how do we recognize the Enemy?

Here are some of the Characteristics of Fascism and it’s Corrupting influence today:

1. Rampant Cronyism and Corruption. Fascist regimes almost always are governed by groups of friends and associates who appoint each other to government positions and use governmental power and authority to protect their friends from accountability. It is not uncommon in fascist regimes for national resources and even treasures to be appropriated or even outright stolen by government leaders.

2. Fraudulent Elections. Sometimes elections in fascist nations are a complete sham. Other times elections are manipulated by smear campaigns against or even assassination of opposition candidates, use of legislation to control voting numbers or political district boundaries, and manipulation of the media. Fascist nations also typically use their judiciaries to manipulate or control elections.

3. Corruption, Cronyism, Lobbying. Lobbyists have conspired to control our Government and our Democratic process through massive influence of Money and Power in our Body Politic.

4. Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause. The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: racial , ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists, terrorists, etc.

5. Supremacy of the Military. Even when there are widespread domestic problems, the military is given a disproportionate amount of government funding, and the domestic agenda is neglected. Soldiers and military service are glamorized.

6. Rampant Sexism. The governments of fascist nations tend to be almost exclusively male-dominated. Under fascist regimes, traditional gender roles are made more rigid. Divorce, abortion and homosexuality are suppressed and the state is represented as the ultimate guardian of the family institution.

7. Controlled Mass Media. Sometimes to media is directly controlled by the government, but in other cases, the media is indirectly controlled by government regulation, or sympathetic media spokespeople and executives. Censorship, especially in war time, is very common.

8. Obsession with National Security. Fear is used as a motivational tool by the government over the masses.

9. Religion and Government are Intertwined. Governments in fascist nations tend to use the most common religion in the nation as a tool to manipulate public opinion. Religious rhetoric and terminology is common from government leaders, even when the major tenets of the religion are diametrically opposed to the government’s policies or actions.

10. Corporate Power is Protected. The industrial and business aristocracy of a fascist nation often are the ones who put the government leaders into power, creating a mutually beneficial business/government relationship and power elite.

11. Labor Power is Suppressed. Because the organizing power of labor is the only real threat to a fascist government, labor unions are either eliminated entirely, or are severely suppressed.

12. Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts. Fascist nations tend to promote and tolerate open hostility to higher education, and academia. It is not uncommon for professors and other academics to be censored or even arrested. Free expression in the arts and letters is openly attacked.

13. Obsession with Crime and Punishment. Under fascist regimes, the police are given almost limitless power to enforce laws. The people are often willing to overlook police abuses and even forego civil liberties in the name of patriotism. There is often a national police force with virtually unlimited power in fascist nations.

14. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism. Fascist regimes tend to make constant use of patriotic mottos, slogans, symbols, songs, and other paraphernalia. Flags are seen everywhere, as are flag symbols on clothing and in public displays.

15. Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights. Because of fear of enemies and the need for security, the people in fascist regimes are persuaded that human rights can be ignored in certain cases because of “need.” The people tend to look the other way or even approve of torture, summary executions, assassinations, long incarcerations of prisoners, etc.

17. Fascism takes different “masks” in different times and today it might just be the mask of Big Banks, Big Unions, Big Government, Big Bureaucracy, Big Lobbying, Big Education, Big Political parties, and Big Money… but in the end it is always the same: The Corruption of everyday fascism is the evil we should always fight against.

18. “Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of State and corporate power.” –Benito Mussolini, Fascist dictator of Italy

19. “Fascism will come to America in the name of anti-fascism’. I’m afraid, based on my own long experience, that fascism will come to America in the name of national security.” –Sen. Huey Long

20. “Fascism is capitalism in decay.” –Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Cheers

Dr Churchill

PS:

My Grandfather WInston Spenser Leonard Churchill fought fascism in Europe during the Second World War and won. He was rightly called the Architect of Victory as small distinction of the manly efforts he made and persevered to win the war against the Nazis and their allies.

Today I am called to fight fascism here in the United States against the cronyism and the corrupt practices of the establishment political parties that have ruled over us unchecked for far too long.

Join us and stand with me.

So…

Are you interested to help save this country?

If so please email us at envpar[at]gmail.com

God Bless America.

Posted by: Dr Pano Churchill | August 8, 2016

Leadership

“If you build an army of 100 lions and their leader is a dog — in any fight, the lions will die like a dog.

But if you build an army of 100 dogs and their leader is a lion — all dogs will fight like a lion.”

~ Napoleon Bonaparte

Posted by: Dr Pano Churchill | August 7, 2016

Influence of Mathematics on Philosophy

Mathematics has some profound philosophical implications.

English Modern Era Philosopher extraordinaire, Bertrand Russell, concluded from his study of the history of philosophy, that Mathematics is the chief source of the belief in eternal, external, and exact truth; as well as in a super-sensible intelligible world.

Russell argues, that this is so, because of the abstract nature of mathematical concepts, and he traces this to the early history of Philosophy where the ancient Greeks though hard and long about those timeless Questions.

Pythagoras, who found the school of thought of Mathematics and Geometry as Philosophy — a school of Thought that deals with complex theorems and their insoluble solutions, gave us the famous dictum of the “exact circle” although no physical object is now, or could ever be, exactly circular…

This suggests that exact circles are only idealized noetical, theoretical, or neural inventions, and that this fanciful fantasy is a byproduct of Reason and Logic that applies to ideal, rather than physical, objects.

Furthermore, numbers have all of these qualities as well being well serving “Inventions” that appear to be time-independent, or timeless.

Hence mathematics by definition and invention, seems to want deal with an ideal, eternal, and inalienable world, of pure thought.

Ergo philosophy…

But where and how do such mathematical entities exist?

But where and how do such mathematical entities exist?

Methinks — they exist within our own very lives.

Today and tomorrow and the day after, same as they exist in all of our tomorrows…

Yet the very existence of eternal, ideal mathematical thoughts, seems to require the existence of something actual upon which they are tethered or the scaffolding upon which they exist. Because much like the mortal coil we are, we see, and we inhabit, is based upon the unseen Soul and the Spirit — so is each and every number based upon the unseen and hardly understood Unity of the Infinity and Eternity, as the Understanding beyond Understanding.

And as Philosophical thought progressed, several centuries after the early “Pure Thought” Greek Philosophers — we come upon the early monotheistic and christian philosophers Philo (ca 20 BC – ca 50 AD) and Augustine (354-430) respectively, who placed the ideal world of eternal truths in the mind of the Godhead.

Augustine argued that mathematics implied the existence of an eternal, necessary, infinite Mind, in which all necessary truths exist. He asserted that we all know timeless and time-independent truths about logic (e.g., A = A) and mathematics(e.g., 2+2=4) but our comprehension of Infinity does not go much further than that…

Still those truths stand as things for the “limited” human historical time, but not for anything resembling eternity or even infinity. Because the always changing, always evolving, entropy ladden material things, can’t stand, let alone cause, … fixed, eternal truths.

Nor can the finite human minds, fully understand them — since our thinking of them, does not make them true, but is rather, judged by them.

Thus “ultimate truth” must derive from something non-material that is superior to the human mind.

Mathematical truths therefore, must depend on a universal and unchanging source.

A “Source” a “Spirit” an “Entity” that embraces all truth in its unity and in whose Understanding we shall all thrive.

Such a Truth must exist…

And maybe its definition is exactly what we call God.

This is the source of the Divine Spirit today.

Methinks…

Yours,

Pano

PS:

And by the way,

We do have the so called “Divine Algorithms” to prove it.

Einstein has also given us “proof” and some additional food for thought.

Do you want me to elaborate?

The Churchill Society will hold a Symposium on this subject shortly and we want to invite Thought Leaders and modern philosophers to participate.

You can apply herewith…

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