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 Lyndon LaRouche NEC Meeting Saturday, January 29, 2011


 LYN:  Okay, how do you do?  First, a word:  Don't ask me about
 what the contributions are to each category of money.  First of
 all, you got to get it -- that's something people overlook.  They
 say, "I've got this item, we've got to cover this.  I've got this
 item, we've got to cover this.  I've got this item, we got to
 cover this.  It's childish.  If you don't get the total amount,
 you don't get the parts.  You can not, as this point, debride
 costs which are necessary costs, you can't cancel 'em, because of
 something else that's high priority.  It's not possible.  We're
 at the bottom.  We have no room, no maneuvering room, for
 priorities.  We have some priorities.  They're established
 priorities, and they're bottom of the line priorities.  There's
 no wiggle room in them, and in fact we have less than wiggle
 room, by a long shot.
         So the question is, is generating the income, not spending
 it.  And that's entirely the problem.  You've got to think in
 those terms.  You say, "By God, this important thing has got to
 be priority!"  No!  That is not allowed.  You don't have that
 kind of priority.  We have priorities that we're not meeting!
 That bothers me.  But the priorities we set forth, are it!
 There's no wiggle room, for anything, unless you want to start a
 catastrophe.  We are barely functioning on a level we can raise
 income, sufficient income, so you don't have any wiggle room.
         And this week was terrible, terrible performance.  And
 that's what you have to think about, because if you don't think
 about that, there's no point of discussing anything!  So, there's
 no wiggle room, for writing one thing off against another.
 You've got to cover all categories, and we can only cover the
 minimal amount of each category.  We can't say, "excess this,
 excess that" -- we don't have any wiggle room.
         First of all, you've to look at reality.  Reality is, the
 entire international system, the entire international system, the
 entire international economic and financial system is now in a
 process of plunging, accelerating, disintegration.  And if we
 don't make a change in the world, it's not going to get better.
 It's going to get rapidly, much worse.
         The problem we're having is not our mistakes.  There are
 mistakes being made among us, but it's a lack of discipline where
 the mistake is.  We have the standard that has to be met, which
 represents discipline.  When that standard is met, then we have
 discipline, not until you reach that standard overall.  You have
 to fill all pockets, up to the minimum, before you can talk about
 wiggle room. And there's no sign, there's no danger of an
 invasion of wiggle room. [laughter]  Huh?  We're not threatened
 by that, an overdose of wiggle room!  Well, John's getting a
 little bit more wiggle room, he's losing some weight here -- a
 little more wiggling these days!
         But you have to think that way, and when people start
 talking about campaigning for raising this amount of money, that
 amount of money, forget it! You're wasting your time, and just
 screwing things up.  You know what the minimal standards are,
 that's the first thing that has to be met, in all categories
 simultaneously.  There is no deviation from that.  There's no
 sane alternative to that.  Once you get above the minimum on all
 categories, then you can talk about adjustments.  But they're
 upward adjustments, and you've got to have some upward to adjust
         Now, we're in a special kind of situation, in addition to
 the fact that this entire planet is going into a collapse and
 disintegration.  There is no future for anybody on this planet!
 And I mean anybody!  There's no part of this planet which is
 secure!  You're talking about a {general breakdown crisis}, for
 which the comparable precedent is the 14th-century new dark age.
 That's what we're on the edge of!  And we're sliding into a new
 dark age!  It's in progress!  It's like 1923 Germany, all over,
 not one country.  And there's no bottom to it!  There's no
 bounce-back point, there's only down.
         Now, of course, it starts with the fact that the world's
 oligarchy, typified by the Roman Empire, otherwise known as the
 British Empire, is determined to reduce the population of this
 planet, to a level of about 2 billion people, from about 7.  And
 that's the intention.  When they're talking about "cutting
 budgets," they're beginning to approach exactly those quotas they
 have in mind.  If you don't destroy them, there will never be a
 bounce-back.  If we don't win, there's no planet, as far as
 you're concerned, for three to four generations to come.  This is
 reality!  This has struck you, and struck the world.
         Now, actually, to the extent we're doing our job, and some
 people know we are doing our job, we tend to get a little
 leverage on some support, because we're doing something that
 nobody else is doing, in contributing to the general benefit; and
 that's the other side that we have to stick to.  There's no
 chance of our surviving under these circumstances, unless we're
 all pushing, on things which mean an enhancement, of our
 importance in the minds of a lot of other people out there.
         So all the childish things, all the little things, all "my
 comfort station," all this sort of thing, forget it!  It's not
 that you're being denied it:  It's the fact that it does not
 {exist} to be distributed!  And therefore, you have to stick to
 your business, and our business is what we do.  And if we do our
 business, and do it properly and effectively and imaginatively,
 we can probably deal with this situation.  But what we're looking
 for, is an overturn in the policy of this government.  Without an
 overturn in the policy of this government, without the
 elimination of this crazy President from the position of the
 Presidency, {you haven't got a fuckin' chance!}  That simple.
         Because there is no bottom in this process, not under the
 circumstances.  The courts are crazy, everybody's crazy; the
 institutions are insane.  When not otherwise insane, they're
 cowardly. They won't do anything, to save their own butt!
         What you have, the best you have is the Angelides report:
 Now, the Angelides report, which you all looked at, the 2008
 report, if you look at this thing, right, it's a serious,
 well-intentioned report.  It goes directly to what the issue is,
 at least in a formal way, and to something about the pattern of
 history to this decay of this society.  And implicitly,
 therefore, refers to the nature of the current situation, and
 identifies the problem which has to be solved. Now, what they're
 defining as a solution is not the solution.  What they're
 defining is what the solution must achieve!  It's like you're
 defining the solution, you say, "I'm hungry."  That's the problem
 you want to solve, huh?  Now, that begs another question:
 "Where's the food?" [laughter]  Hmm? So, that's the situation.
         Now, we can do something about that.  But that means getting
 rid of this President.  As long as this President remains
 President {you don't have what's called "a fucking chance,"} or
 otherwise.  That simple.  Because what is being done -- now,
 don't worry about who's doing what to whom so much.  Don't worry
 about reports that so-and-so is running this scheme or that
 scheme.  It's irrelevant!  First of all, you're dealing with a
 bunch of idiots, and any scheme they have is idiotic.  Just about
 stop it, that's all; that's the only thing we're going to do with
 these schemes is stop them, huh?  You don't worry about them,
 there's nobody out there who's a genius.
         The best you've got is this Angelides report, in terms of
 public reporting, because the fact is, the entire damned system
 is coming down.  And as long as this President remains President,
 it's going to continue to come down!  And what's going to come
 down is not just the United States, what's going come down is a
 chain-reaction of the entire planet, and it's coming on fast!
 Don't make any Fourth of July plans, this year!  I mean it!
 You're in that type of situation.
         Look at the rapidity of the collapse now.  Then ask
 yourself, at the rate of acceleration of collapse, which we're
 going through right now, what month looks a good month for
 extinction?  When did the dinosaurs meet, to extinguish
 themselves, turn out their little lights, you know?  Big
 dinosaurs with their little lights; they got a little head, a
 much smaller brain, a gigantic body, and their body is so large,
 that their brain isn't adequate to manage all the parts!  Sort of
 like the White House, or something, you know?
         So that's the first thing you've got to consider.  Now, what
 are we doing that's going to change it?  Well, we have to deliver
 the solution.  Our solution?  No.  The solution for the planet.
         Get this President out of there, hmm?  If you don't get this
 President out of there, you're getting nowhere.  Now what're we
 doing {here}, that's relevant to this?  We're doing essentially
 two principle things: We're doing the work in the Basement, which
 is now being extended, and it will extend itself.  It will get
 more and more cumbersome, because it's going to be more and more
 important.  This is crucial.  Because if you don't have this
 thing done, you don't have a lever for planning a recovery.
         See, what we have to get to, is, put the whole United
 States, in effect, under bankruptcy reorganization.  Get this
 President out of there, get everything that resembles him out of
 there, right?  And go to work, with, first of all,
 Glass-Steagall, just put that through.  If you don't put that
 through, kiss your butt goodbye.  Or if you want to kiss your
 butt goodbye, take a walk.
         That's got to be done.  The first thing you have to do, is,
 fix the states.  If you don't put the states back in functioning,
 you're not going to get the attention of the people in the
 states. And we're a Federal, Constitutional system, and
 therefore, you don't select one state against another:  It's all
 states, or none.  So therefore, we have to get that thing into
 motion, which means all the essential services have to be plugged
 in, and {we wipe out} about $17 trillion worth of worthless debt.
 If you can't wipe out $17 trillion of worthless debt, you can not
 save this nation; if you can't save this nation, you can't save
 this planet.  If the United States goes, every part of the world
 goes.  No part of the world will survive a collapse of the United
 States.  So that's got to be done.
         Now, once that's done, we're going into, essentially, a
 NAWAPA mode, and NAWAPA does not mean just NAWAPA.  Because
 NAWAPA was designed for 1964 conditions.  Most of the so-called
 presumable conditions in 1964 were wiped out, since that time.
 So therefore, you can not do NAWAPA on a NAWAPA budget alone.
 There's probably the 4 million jobs, as basically your NAWAPA
 requirements, {plus} an additional factor, for the nation and for
 NAWAPA of about a 1.5 jobs, required for rebuilding the nuclear
 industry.  We can bring it back, the capability exists for
 bringing it back.  It'll take about 1.5 million jobs to do,
 because you've got a lot of stuff to reclassify, and reprocess
 and get into motion again.  But we have the stocks, the available
 stocks and so forth, to provide a nuclear industry, sufficient to
 support what NAWAPA represents in terms of a general recovery.
 That's number 1.
         Then, you have a problem, that, we don't have anything else!
 We've lost the automobile industry, as such.  We lost all the
 things that went with the same floor space that used to be auto;
 we're losing the aircraft industry, in general, overall, but
 we're also losing it to China, because China has now cut these
 contracts with GE and so forth, which are going to take a lot of
 components of the aircraft industry are going to be now produced
 in China, not here.  So you have a shortage of the ability to
 sustain the population, in a way necessary to support NAWAPA.
         So, now you're talking about 2 million jobs there, just to
 do that, these projects.  And the way we'll be able to do it, is
 on a credit system.  It'll start slowly, because we have a few
 people who are technically qualified for this, we have a lot of
 other people who aren't, because there's no skill in the
 population to speak of; no scientific competence, no thinking
 competence.  And the desire to think has almost vanished among
 the population, generally.  The population under 25 is generally
 hopeless.  Then the Boomers are Boomers.  They have no
 self-starter in them.  They have a little thing they turn off,
 let the battery out and so forth.
         So, we're talking about a near-rebuilding the entire
 economy, with  the NAWAPA project as the central driver of that
 mobilization.  Once we reach that process, that that's in motion,
 then some of the pressure's off.  Because we're going to have put
 people into the jobs, which they're man, but they're not going to
 be too skilled at first.  So therefore, they'll be working, and
 the effect of their work and earning incomes will have an effect
 on the economy in general, and will stabilize the economy.  But
 it will take probably 10 years, before you're fully operational,
 as a national economy, in the direction we want to get to.  But
 if we can get through the first year, then the next ten years are
 going to be hard work, but it will be successful work.
         That's where we are. And we are, with the resources we have
 now, the level of resources.  We can improve it only by improving
 {our} productivity, not by pushing this or that, {our}
 productivity is what we depend upon.  And our productivity is
 focused on what we {should} be doing as an organization.
         We're not doing enough, for example, in the video work, for
 monetary reasons.  We're not producing enough scheduled product
 per day, to actually meet the needs of our program, hmm?  And you
 know why we're not doing it.  You know you can count the number
 of dollars involved. And that's our problem.  That's our
         And, we have some options within that framework... but if
 the framework isn't there, the options aren't there!  It's that
         So we had a sloppy week last week. We're not only going to
 have to not have a sloppy week, this week, we're going to have to
 make up for last week. So, the funding of the operation, on a
 full schedule of funding, on all categories, is what the priority
 is for this week.  That's simple.  And no itty-bitty, well, how
 'bout this special thing?  That special thing?  No. Until we're
 operating on a stable basis we don't have any margin of legroom.
         Now I get involved in a certain amount of this thing on the
 management of the finances.  And my function is largely one of
 control, to make sure that we don't have competition among the
 leadership, for the budget.  That what happens on the budgeting
 of management of expenditures and income, is done by a committee,
 in which I function in my function, to make sure that people are
 not running off, on their own, and negotiating in pairs and
 otherwise, to try to change everything to fit their convenience.
 And that has been successful.  It has saved us from a deadly
 catastrophe so far, and we will have to continue to do that.  So,
 don't think about lobbying to change the pattern: The pattern is
 fixed.  We can not change it, because if we change it, we'll
 incur a disaster, because you'll try to patch up something, in
 order to start a chain-reaction of losing everything.
         It happened to be one of my expertises from my long history
 in management of consulting and things of that sort, and this is
 exactly what you don't do:  You don't get around, "well, can't we
 a little bit this, and can't we a little bit that?"  It's
 insanity.  Bankruptcy.  We're already overstretched {this week}!
 Huh?  Already!  Overstretched.  We're overstretched into the
 coming week, already!  We don't have any leg-room for
 maneuvering, except to realize these objectives, and to deploy
 the activities, which are necessary to realize those objectives.
 Hmm!  So the other  priorities, {pffft!} off.
         The intention on expansion, largely to production, right
 here, the video: This.  That's where our productive abilities are
 under our control, and that's where we can improve the income.
 Now, improving the income is not simply producing more things,
 it's encouraging the whole organization to be more optimistic and
 better focused on reality.  We've got a conscious effort, not to
 produce crap!  A conscious effort, not to fail, to make
 everything we're producing, at least somewhat effective, to its
 purpose.  If we just put something in, because somebody would
 like to do it, that's lousy, that's stupid, huh?
         In other words, you have a mission-orientation, which is to
 educate the public, and certain parts of the public, that we have
 access to, and {don't believe anything} that you get from the
 press!  Don't believe any of it.  It's all crap.  I've been going
 through some of this, over the past several days, what's coming
 is -- forget it all!  None of the press know what they're doing.
 Virtually no one in government, today, knows what he or she is
 doing!  They're not even guessing!  [laughter]  It's like a guy,
 you know, who owns a bunch of Australian animals, there, of
 dubious species, and trying to grow feathers, and he doesn't make
 eggs any more.
         Australia's a good place for that.  You see, Australia -- or
 Austrylier -- as it was -- [laughter], is on a special plate, in
 our system.  And the plate does not connect to the plates of
 southern Asia.  So that you had a period that the type of animal
 life running around, was of this peculiar "Austrylian" type.  And
 so therefore, you had a variety of species, in general, in
 Australia, and these species were not, shall we say, of the real
 mammalian type.  By dingo, they were not!  [laughter]
         So, in any case, what you have out there, now, you have a
 similar thing in the human kingdom, that we had in Australia, and
 the animal kingdom, prior to approach of the bunny rabbits who
 took over the place for a period of time, huh?  And that's our
 problem, is that, is that among the intellectual life, is they
 really are not of a species inclination, which is required for
 modern, mammalian life, hmm?  And that's our problem, and that's
 true of our politicians:  They're of a pre-mammalian,
 pre-species, that is.  That's what they mean, when they say,
 "It's in the bag."  [laughter]  That's what you have to keep in
         So we're dealing with a species, or an array of species of
 things, of things crawling around on two legs, or four legs, or
 six, or whatnot.  And these species are not exactly adapted to
 survival, at least not on the terrain we have now.  And thus we
 have to realize that the people out there, who are running
 things, the politicians of various kinds of groups and
 influences, are collectively {insane}, absolutely insane.  And we
 just have to have a factor of sanity in this thing.
         And I'm afraid of the poor performance that we could get
 into, because some of our people will cling to ideas from their
 past, like the problem in Australia, with the species problem,
 people trying to cling to a past which is far gone, long gone
 since, right?  And that's what's happening out there,
         The whole system is coming down.  Everything that's being
 done for the past 40 years, is wrong.  You go back to 1968, even
 before that:  Since that time, every direction, in U.S., and
 general European policy, has been wrong!  And that's what the
 problem is now.  Because doing wrong things or doing the wrong
 thing successively over successive generations, produces the
 effect we have now.  You see this, in the under-25, the under-20
 generation, where you have one-third of the under-20 generation
 is no longer human:  You took away the prospect of work, of
 productive work, from their families.  You, at the same time,
 {removed} the opportunities for them to try to move into
 categories, where they could be productive.  So, now you have the
 children of a generation which was useless, essentially, has now
 produced, systemically, useless brats.  One-third of them are not
 really human in their characteristic behavior as functioning
         So you have to, in a sense {write that off}!  But what you
 have left over, is people who are crippled, in their performance
 ability.  They don't know what {work} is!  It's not that they're
 out in the street and don't have a job; before they got onto the
 streets, their parents taught not to be able to do anything!
 Their culture, their circumstances, the school systems,
 everything was designed to destroy them!  And everything was
 called "pot luck," if you know what I mean.  [laughter]  And
 that's what they live on, pot luck:  That's entertainment, that
 determines their changes in sexual species from morning to night,
 and things like that, these kinds of things, and that's what
 we're up against.
         So, it's a matter of understanding, that we're running a
 cultural operation, based on knowing how to put this planet back
 together economically.  And I think I know more than most people,
 on that subject.  Because they don't know what economy is,
 generally, we're just trying to teach that in the Basement, what
 economy is, and sometimes we get some funny specimens from the
 Arctic Basin coming in to teach us what their latest schemes are,
 or something!
         Like, you know, we may have a magnetic shift, polar shift in
 progress.  Either a temporary adjustment, or something more
 serious.  This weather pattern:  Greenland is thawing out, and
 we're getting the Arctic. Hmm?  You know what that means?  That's
 what the indications are, they're going to be wearing hula skirts
 in Greenland!  [laughter]  We just got to find some Eskimos
 that'll go along with that... looking for the "seal of approval,"
 you know!
         So, anyway, that is essentially -- Oh, one of the long
 projects we have, which I've been dealing with, now, is, you
 know, we have what's going on out of the Basement:  We have a
 system, now, which is in progress, under which we are in touch
 with an increasing ration, of people from the long-lost
 generation, my generation.  And they are repositories of the
 actual scientific capabilities for production which are needed
 for leading this nation out of this.  Now, you have a younger
 generation, not so young, but relatively speaking younger, which
 are machine-tool specialists.  And these are people who are quite
 competent, but they don't have the variety of inspiration, which
 you get with the really senior people of my age-group, who are in
 these science-driver programs.
         This is what is required, to move this planet and move this
 nation.  Getting these two generations, because these are the two
 generations, or these people in this kind of specialty, who
 typify the ability to get this economy going again; and everybody
 else is an amateur, on a learning curve.  So that's what we have
 to gear up to.  We have to get {this} perspective in there.  We
 have to change the perspective.
         And we will not, possibly, save civilization, if you do not
 remove Obama from the Presidency.  You have not got a prayer of
 saving this culture, if Obama is not safely tucked into
 retirement, in some booby-hatch someplace.
         And that's not enough, you've got to get people in there --
 for example, this Angelides Commission: What he has said, or his
 commission has said,  {is true.}  But, he gives you a diagnosis,
 not the medication, that's needed.  But don't knock him for the
 diagnosis!  Because he has a public influence, this commission;
 it says what's true.  And behind that, there's a reality to it.
 Anybody who's gone through what the Angelides Commission has
 done, is now struck by what they know, and they know, that
 everybody else {outside} what they were doing, in the economy, is
 totally incompetent, and their opinions are worse than worthless.
 They should probably be anesthetized and put to sleep from a long
 period of time, probably with some tube keeping them alive -- a
 juice tube, or something.  Because we don't want these guys
 {anywhere} touching the economy.
         What we're getting now, is fantasies!  What you're hearing
 form the press, are fantasies!  You're hearing about
 conspiracies, they're fantasies!  Like this Egyptian thing:
 There's no conspiracy there!  Oh, there are many conspiracies,
 but there's no conspiracy driving that!  What's driving what's
 happening in Egypt, as in Tunisia?  The whole world is falling
 apart, and everybody's going nuts.  Don't talk about a
 conspiracy!  This is not a conspiracy!  This is a disease!  It's
 not human, either!
         So therefore, that's what we're up against.  We're up
 against this, that, what we represent in organizing, in
 understanding and in organizing as if we {were}, in fact, reading
 the Angelides Commission report.  But we don't need to read it,
 because we wrote it.  I mean, we wrote the thing, they just
 followed up on it, and did a lot of studies; but by doing these
 studies, they became engaged {by reality}:  What they report, is
 historically, reality. What nearly everybody else, including the
 White House, and the Republicans and so forth, have no connection
 whatsoever to reality!  They all have schemes!  Schemes which are
 premised on not paying attention to reality.  The whole Maghreb
 area is collapsing!  People living inside a collapsing Maghreb,
 are looking at the world, saying, "Our world is disappearing!
 ARRGGHHH!"  No conspiracy!  Then the [inaudible] says, "No, no
 scheme!"  It's the younger generation, people in their twenties
 and thirties, largely; some students, and some not.  {And they're
 all going crazy!  Because they see their situation as hopeless,
 in every one of these countries, they see the situation is
 hopeless!  All of Africa is in a hopeless situation!}  The
 conditions of life in India are also hopeless, a big factor in
 Indian politics.
         And unless we change this, it's going to {get worse, not
 better}.  It won't get better.  It will not be cured.  Pay no
 attention, essentially to these politicians.  They're worthless.
 Pay almost no attention to the press: They're worse than
 worthless.  What they say are conspiracy schemes which have no
 correspondence to reality.  They're trying to entertain
 themselves, as much as anything.  It's like a masturbator who's
 afraid he's going to get pregnant.  [laughter]  Well, that's what
 you've got going out there!
         So, that's our situation!  The world is going to Hell. There
 are a few people, like what's reflected by the Angelides
 Commission, different categories, different things, who are
 looking at reality, and because they're looking at reality, they
 don't believe in the myths that are going on.  They may not have
 a good idea what to do about it, but they know where the problem
 lies.  They know that if you don't get this economy revived,
 Egypt's going go, Tunis is going to go, every other part of the
 world's going to go sooner or later.  You're talking about a
 plunge into a dark age, and it's already in progress.  And nobody
 has got a braking system, to stop it from sliding into an
 acceleration into doom.
         It can be solved, because we're not animals, we're not an
 animal species; we're human.  But we're effective, only when we
 do {not} panic, when we do not run for some crazy scheme, some
 dream scheme, some fairytale or some fantasy.  "Oh, I'm going to
 survive this thing, I've got my little plan here.  I'm going to
 do just fine," huh?  And they'll be the first to go under.
         And so the important thing is, we have to keep a cool head:
 Don't believe what you're hearing.  Don't believe that some
 "Master Conspirator" out there, has got this scheme, by which
 they're going to triumph over humanity.  They're all going to go
 down:  They'll pull one another down.  They probably will try to
 {eat} each other, which will get them convicted of bad taste,
 both the eater and the eaten!  They'll be charged with bad taste,
 and justly so!
         Anyway, that's the situation. That's what you got to think
 about.  As opposed to thinking about, "Well, next week, we'll do
 this, we'll get by this way, we'll concentrate on this that week,
 we'll do this this time"; or, "So-and-so's got a scheme that may
 help us."  Bunk!!  There's nothing there!  {This system is
 finished!  It's gone, it's going and it will never recover!}  And
 only what human ingenuity can do, by sticking to reality is going
 to save anybody's butt, or any other part of their anatomy. That
 includes even the Austrylians.

                          - DIALOGUE -

         ALICIA:  Well, it seems like that's the only way to raise
 the money, by sticking to reality.
         LYN:  Yeah, it is!
         ALICIA:  Anything else, you're not going to raise the money
 if it's not reality.
         LYN:  Yep, exactly it.  That's exactly it.  Fantasies are
 deadly.  The only one I allow to have fantasies is a certain
 little white dog.  And she's very deeply attached to dogged
 determination.  And she's not persuaded to think otherwise.
         I don't know what kind of species Sky is going to come up
 with on the menu.  Probably at least six legs!  And up!
         What I said, you can get Dennis Small, if you need any more
 reminders, he'll be likely to tell you about 'em.  He and Nancy
 and I, we have these little chats, each day.  And therefore, we
 are intimately acquainted with reality -- and the {un}reality,
 which makes reality what it is!

         DAVE C: were describing the culture degeneration in
 the United States, and then the factor of these old, skilled
 scientific thinkers that are still around, now you see there,
 it's a ticking clock, and the time is running out to utilize
 this. [crosstalk]
         LYN:  Three years from now, they're gone.
         DAVE C: ... the culture boundary that's -- yeah.  So,
 there's a cultural -- they've destroyed us, to the point where
 there's a finite amount of time, where this factor of
 intelligence still exists? It's not very clear.
         LYN:  Do you realize how few, what a small percentage of the
 population has survived to my age, and is still functional?  Most
 of them are gone about five years earlier.
         DAVE C: But now you bring in the international picture that
 you presented, with the hopelessness among most of the
 population, you see the [inaudible] like this, these group of
 70-year-olds in the United States that are being underutilized,
 and almost the entire world's sitting on the ability for them to
 pass on that knowledge here in the United States, and get this
         LYN:  All we have is the machine-tool-design layer, as in
 aircraft and a few other things, as specialists.  They're the
 ones who are the most likely candidates for, and qualified as
 candidates, for continuing what the older generation of
 scientists are capable of doing.
         I'm concerned that we get this thing started, because, we
 have to get the institutionalization, of this potential
 installed.  We have the living human bodies of people who are
 senior engineers.  And the senior engineers and the specialists
 are capable of setting up the institutional framework, {to
 preserve} the kind of knowledge that the older guys represent.
 Therefore we have to make that kind of connection, and we have to
 concretize it with some very specific kinds of projects or types
 of projects.  I think we already have the potential; we're very
 close to being able to do that.  We're talking to right people in
 part, but we have get more of these connections going.  What we
 were talking about yesterday, exactly this.
         You know, there are certain trade unions, very special
 unions, in the United States, in Germany, and elsewhere, which
 contain the design engineering capability.  In other words, these
 people generally have gone through university education, as well
 as machine-tool training, and applications, and they've gone on
 to higher degrees of education in specialization:  These are the
 guys you trust to make airplanes, for example.  These are the
 guys, who would know how to build, construct a tube, in which you
 could run a train, in an evacuated tube, at 1,000 miles an hour.
         And so, you have a few test types of projects, of that type,
 which are standard which tell us whether you're really on the
 ball.  I mean, we have a handful of people who are specialists in
 knowing how to revive the entire nuclear industry, from when it
 was mothballed, virtually; to get it back out of mothballs and
 into functioning.
         So you have a very definite number, of crucial aspects of
 technology and science, which, if you put them into place as an
 organized, ongoing thing -- really, it's like forming an academic
 function, like an academic program, in machine-tool design and
 science.  Once you get the process, of preserving knowledge of
 this type, into the hands of a handful of people who are crucial
 in this thing, will train the rest.  But if you don't get that
 connection, you won't be able to do it.  So the next three years
 are crucial for this.

         DENNIS S: The principle involved in this is really very
 interesting, because, I mean, it really is a race against time,
 on that level and in general, for humanity.  In Argentina, where
 they had a very active nuclear program for quite some time, and
 it was dismantled in the '90s, under Menem and Cavallo and so on,
 and Cavallo, who was the economics minister at the time, told the
 nuclear cadre, "Why don't you go out and do something useful...
 like drive a cab?"  They were told this, publicly.  And this
 whole layer was destroyed!
         What's happened now, under the two Kirchners, is that this
 has begun to be revived, and the reports that we get, are that
 this older generation of qualified nuclear engineers and
 scientists are coming back in.  And what they're doing, the
 average age, of course, has increased dramatically -- but what
 they're doing, is they're taking the younger generation under
 their wing, and they're showing them actually how to {do things},
 not just what were studied in school and so on.
         So this small change, apparently small change, in turning
 the corner and getting an actual optimistic policy going, is an
 {enormously} powerful force, which is what we are, really.
         What I wanted to raise, and ask you to talk about a little
 bit more, Lyn, if you would, is what you were talking about -- I
 guess it was in the last session: which is this incredible
 paradox, or irony, which is that the characteristic of the human
 species, of human beings {is} creativity.  That {is} what
 distinguishes us, that's what we are, ontologically.  And {yet},
 what you were going through, is that almost no human beings
 actually display creativity!  But just a very, very small number.
 So, we're in this incredible adolescence or infancy of humanity,
 in one sense, and this process of how very, very few people can
 actually turn the corner, and make what's the characteristic of
 the species, not just characteristic in the sense of Leibniz, but
 actually the willful tool of the whole species, of everybody!
         LYN:  Well, that's what I've been working on, and preaching,
 on a number of things, and that's one of the reasons why we
 started the music program, with the youth organization some years
 ago.  What the problem is, is that the creative powers of mind,
 do not lie in the domain of mathematics, and that's the first
 thing you have to understand, if you want to become a competent
 scientist:  Throw the mathematics out of the window, get your
 hands dirty in one way or the other.  Because, creativity comes
 in the imagination.  Now, there are all kinds of imagination
 running loose, most of which I don't want to talk about.
         But the creative imagination of the Classical poet, or the
 achieved musician, is very interesting.  Because, what happens,
 is you have -- for poets, we have almost {none}; we have people
 who call themselves poets, but that's  -- hahaha!  --  that's a
 family joke!  You know?  "I got a son, ya know, he's a poet..."
 [laughter] That is not exactly what I mean!
         But, what is lost by the Congress for Cultural Freedom and
 similar things, this was actually consolidated in 1950, from
 Europe, was consolidated by the worst fascists we had,
 Socialist/Social Democratic types of fascists, which are the
 worst; and they set up the Congress for Culture Freedom, in
 Europe, which was the basis for the existentialist movement, or
 the keystone for that.  As a result of that, and a shift in
 tuning, in musical tuning, the elevation of tuning, above the
 256, actually destroys the ability to understand music, because
 the human body doesn't function, otherwise. The human body
 functions on the basis of a tuning, which is inherent in the
 human body; and it was based on the location of the register
 shifts of the trained voice in the human body.
         Now, if you don't have that, and the equivalent thing in
 poetry, {give it up!}  Or, at least, try to find out what's wrong
 with you, that you don't get it that way.  Because, it's in this
 area of thinking, and this area of the tuning of the body, the
 tuning of the mind, in the terms of the Classical imagination,
 {that creativity lies.}
         Now, we have fun with that in the music program, with the
 {Don Giovanni}, for example.  You have -- I teased somebody into
 trying something on Schumann, the {Etudes Symphoniques}, which is
 a challenge, because, precisely if it's not performed with these
 concepts in mind, you miss the point, because this is a rather
 special composition by Schumann, which requires special
 treatment.  It's very poetical, extremely poetical.  And you do
 things, which, in terms of what look like {rubatos} and so forth,
 all the way through it, and voice-changing and so forth; the
 thing is Bachian in the extreme.  The {Etudes Symphoniques} is an
 expression of Schumann's attempt to revise and improve musical
 composition.  That's why he called it {Etudes Symphoniques}.  And
 the first version is the best one.  The later one is not so good;
 the later one is more fussy, it gives more mechanical challenges
 to the pianist, but the {Etudes Symphoniques} is quite adequate
 for that purpose, and is the best: Stick to that.
         All right. Now, you see, you stick to certain kinds of
 compositions; you stick to certain kinds of tuning. And you
 {don't} do things for "poetic affect."  {Never!}  Don't try to
 gush!  Don't get sloppy and slimy!  That's not art!  That's pain!
         So therefore, what happens is, the creative imagination, in
 scientific work, is embedded in Classical poetry!  That's where
 it's located.  And when somebody makes a {bitch} out of Classical
 poetry, you know they don't know what the hell they're doing!
 They have {no} artistic talent, at least none at that time.
         Because, it's in the aspect of the imagination, which is
 uniquely associated with this kind of {bel canto} -- which is
 what it was called; it's much older than Italian.  See the
 Italians lost Italian, and then, they tried to bring it back.
 And then, the Jesuits inside the Catholic Church said, "no, you
 can't do that."  The argument was, "No, Italian is a byproduct of
 Latin."  And you can imagine, any scholar of Latin or Italian,
 saying that Italian is a by product of Latin, has to be some kind
 of an animal!  It's not possible! I mean, the problem we have
 with people trying to learn some Italian for the {Don Giovanni}
 is exactly that! They're thinking in {Latin} terms!  They think
 {one word}, they pronounce {one word}, and they try to get the
 next one  -- {GUOP!}  They throw up!  They can't get it out
 otherwise!  It gets stuck in their throat and they have to throw
 up.  [laughter]
 No, I heard some!  Don't tell me... [laughs]
         Whereas the Italian language has a completely different
 character, which Dante Alighieri emphasized!  Dante Alighieri
 brought it back.  And this was not because he liked Italian.  He
 was a poet and a musician, and a great thinker.  And the Italian
 language is not mechanical.
         Latin is a mechanical language.  You try to superimpose some
 poetic structure on it... but... c'mon fellas! We know!  This is
 not the real thing!  [laughter]  Bach made a great effort to do
 something with that, with his mass.  He tried to do that, in one
 mass.  I don't think he found it too successful.  He probably
 thought he was successful.
         But anyway, it's this quality of creative insight, and the
 Italian is an excellent example, because Italian  -- you know,
 Italian's an old language.  It's older than Latin.  And was
 spoken by Italians, imagine that!  And so, what happened is, that
 most of the Roman soldiers, from Italy, spoke Italian, not Latin.
         So, then, they became a mess, because when Rome got really
 evil, they no longer trusted their soldiers, Legionnaires.  So
 what they did, is, they wouldn't let them retire in Italy.  So
 they assigned them to retire, after their term of life, to retire
 with their families in other parts of Europe, in France, in
 Spain, in what became Portugal, {and Romania} in that area. Don't
 blame Romania on this, and don't them for the Italian, or the
 Italians for this either!
         So therefore, it was a language which had a peculiarity,
 which was related to Greek, and other kinds of languages, of that
 period, which was characteristic is poetic elision.  Hmm? And
 therefore, you do not say-one-word-at-a-time.
 As-if-you-were-chopping-meat!  That's what happens.  You know,
 the guys' who're trying to speak Italian here?  It sounds like
 they're trying to chop meat, you know?  Because the elision is
 very important [elides sentence].  And good English is also very
 much dependent upon elision, it's very important, huh!
         So therefore, if you don't realize that there are functions
 of the mind, and habits of the mind, which go with the way the
 mind uses the body, and this is what is, artistic composition.
 It's the flight of the imagination:  What happens?  When you have
 poetry, Classical poetry, which is largely consistent with the
 Italian, and European Classical poetry is {very} largely
 consistent with Italian, hmm?  For many reasons, because of the
 Roman Legions, among other things!  The Roman Legionnaires spoke
 Italian, they didn't speak Latin.  What d'you think they are,
 pigs?  So therefore, the culture, the language-culture expresses
 itself, naturally, in such forms as {language}!  Hmm?
         So therefore, the poetic imagination has a sense of
 connection, of a statement.  For them, for many people in school,
 a sentence is a punishment.  Hmm? [laughter]  In artistic
 composition, it doesn't work that way!  {Beauty} is the object,
 or what we call beauty!  Classical beauty is the object of
 artistic composition.  And it's based on the same principle, as
 great Italian poetry, with a lot of elision.  Because a sentence
 is a unit, separated from things precede it and follow it.  But
 echoing, as in counterpoint, as in, again, this case of the
 Schumann {Etudes Symphoniques}, the opening statement, is a
 completely poetic, on which everything else depends!  A series of
 variations, mixed with a special compositions intertwined in
 between.  And you have to think Italian, in that sense, in order
 to do it.  You don't just think about it, it's different voices.
         You take Bach, the same thing:  When people are rehearsing
 their little etudes and fugues and so forth?  They make the same
 mistakes:  chop-it-up, chop-it-up!  Like this guy with his
 mittens, in Canada, trying to play, at the keyboard, making a
 mess of everything.  It's elision, it's poetry!  It's a series of
 voices!  That's what Bach says, it's a series of voices, one
 coming in after the other, responding, interacting with each
 other.  A developmental process, which is occurring through this
 interaction, this response. It's in this area, of this
 {visualization of the hearing of poetry], in which the mind
 works.  This is what Shelley refers to!  This is exactly what
 Keats refers to, as an example -- exactly that.  Hmm?
         So therefore, if you take away the Classical use of
 Classical language, and what goes with that, you no longer are
 able to think creatively.  You think like an adding machine.  You
 {talk} like an adding machine, one that's got a few chips in
 there, loose!
         So therefore, our problem is, and the problem comes up in
 the {Don Giovanni} for example, not merely in handling the
 Italian, because people try to anglicize the Italian, and chop it
 up, you know,
 Hmm?  Not a good idea!  So therefore, if you don't have the
 Classical imagination, you are not going to be able to be
 creative. Or only with great awkwardness and so forth.
         So therefore, when you have a population, which has now
 "popular" musical and other "entertainment," this is called the
 rubbish bin!  Artistically.  And their chances of being creative,
 in any meaningful way, are very slight!  Our great problem is, we
 no longer have a Classical culture, in the United States, the way
 we had it, shall we say, in the beginning of the 19th century, or
 the 20th century.  We don't have it any more.  Especially since
 people who are born after World War II.
         Because in World War II, you got elevated pitch, for one
 thing, destroys it immediately!  Singing with elevated pitch --
 for example, we organized, in Europe and in the United States,
 among the greatest singers, opera singers and other singers in
 the world!  We had a majority of the greatest opera and other
 singers in the world, who were working with us on this definition
 of register shift.  What we saw after that, {today}, these
 people, very few of them are still surviving!  They're out of
 business.  And what you have is junk!  Artistically junk!  And
 people are trying to perform, junk!  And calling it "art."
 Because, without the Classical register shift, the natural
 register shift is on the F/F#  -- without that Classical register
 shift, precisely placed, on C256 or approximately that, very
 close to C256, {you can't do it!}  It's not {in} you!  You can
 try to make it artificial; you can try to {simulate}, we had some
 great singers who did have a good registration.  But they gave it
 up, in order to adapt to a modernist approach!  And they lost
 their voice!  They can still sing, but they lost that precision,
 of sense of artistic composition, which is hard to read  in great
 musical composition.
         But it's that same qualification, it's the Einstein
 principle: Einstein's violin, which was of this nature, was {key
 to his creativity!}  It exemplifies that:  {Without that precise
 sense of creativity, you can not have, a reliable sense of
 creativity.}  And the danger is, you assign people to do creative
 work, and {they do not have a reliable sense of creativity.}
 That's the problem.
         And that's the problem that's conspicuous to me, in our
 efforts to deal with the {Don Giovanni}.  Because, what happens,
 I think there's a tightening around the anus, when they try to
 speak the Italian.  [laughter]  I think -- you may listen for
 that, in the next rehearsal!  It's true!!  I'm sorry, it's true!
         MALE:  Does that make it French?
         LYN:  Well, you know that from an old poets and things like
 that know these things.  Because it doesn't {work!}  I mean, your
 thinking -- when I had a period of very active in poetic
 composition, in the immediate postwar period, and it flows in a
 certain way.  If you try to artifice it, it {doesn't} work.  It
 leads to constipation.  Or something like that, or worse.  Or the
 other direction.
         And all creativity is associated with this.  So therefore,
 you have a population which does not know creativity, but even
 doesn't know what it is.  And people who do not have a Classical
 artistic orientation and development, can not do it!  They can
 learn how to simulate it, they can learn how to fake it, fairly
 successfully, once they get the idea -- but they find, {they
 didn't train their voice, or the voice of their mind}, and the
 most important thing is not the speaking voice, {it's the voice
 of the mind!}  What your mind goes through, not how it sounds
 like!  But what happens inside you.  So, it's the voice of the
 {mind}, not the speaking or singing voice that's crucial.  And if
 you lose that connection to that voice of the mind, you lose the
 artistic creativity entirely.  If you lose artistic creativity,
 keep you out of the laboratory, please!  We don't know what
 you're going to blow up!
         Anyway!  That's our thing.  We have to concentrate on that.
 Because creativity when properly apprised, gives you a sense of
 the creative powers of mankind, it gives you a sense of inner
 serenity, which enables you to capture and respond to things,
 {with} serenity.  And to bear all kinds of pain, psychological
 pain and otherwise, because beauty itself, nullifies the sense of
 pain, the apprehension of pain.  Hmm?
         If you lack beauty, you are a victim, of the apprehension of
 pain.  You get {nasty} when crossed!  Anyway, enough of that, for
 me!  But I thought it's worth throwing in.

         MALE:  You know, a funny thing that comes up with a
 grammarian or a mathematician thinking about Italian, is they
 say, "well, why does this work this way, because this doesn't fit
 the rules?  This shouldn't be this way!" And the Italian says,
 "Eh!  Sounds better this way!"
         LYN:  No, it's the Bach principle of counterpoint, is what
 the Italian usage is.  And every good Italian composer knows
 that.  It's counterpoint!  Counterpoint is essential for the
 connectivity of a sentence.  What makes a sentence a sentence:
 having a period?  [laughter]  Or not having one?  It's the
 process the integrity of a thought, and a sentence should be a
 thought. And it should be a thought, in a system of counterpoint.
 And, therefore, the purpose of elision and so forth, is to have a
 thought identified as a thought.  Not like some idiot out there,
 jabbering away. In other words, the beginning to the end of a
 sentence, should be signified, and spoken so, to represent a unit
 of thought.  And it's recognized, not because it sees a period
 someplace, or a capital letter at a beginning, or something like
 that, hmm?  but because the idea is a unit, and the person who's
 speaking the statement, wants the idea to be recognized, without
 necessarily seeing punctuation marks.  You get these people go
 out with these -- you know?  In quotation signs?  You say,
 what're you, a "leapfrog" or something?  And that's the point.
         So, the use of language was developed by human beings, and
 the Greek had a big influence, for example, in this whole
 process.  But, other languages, too.  But it developed a method
 of making a sentence, which was a {unit of thought}, and
 therefore, it was spoken, it was uttered to affect the mind of
 the hearer as a {unit of thought}.  That was it.  Now, you have
 another unit of thought.
         Now what you do, is you now play counterpoint, in poetry.
 You have a thought, and you have a counterpoint to it, in a
 different enunciation.  And this is organized so that the whole
 paragraph, or the whole stanza, has this character.  You don't
 have to see a space there, between the verses.  It's there, in
 the way it's spoken, and uttered.

         FEMALE:  You know what's interesting, someone was reading
 this book on language by Wilhelm von Humboldt, and he uses
 language and a nation, almost interchangeably.  He says that if
 you want to know, if you want to get to know a language, you have
 to look at the history of the nation, the birth of the nation,
 which is an expression of those people.  When those people are
 going to express something, it comes from the development of
 their  -- the birth of their nation.
         LYN:  This thing is what the Schiller is notable on this.
 The reason that both Schubert, and earlier Beethoven, abandoned
 their early efforts to set Schiller to music, was, they said the
 music is already in the language, and the music only gets in the
 way.  And there are whole series of early compositions, early
 settings, by Schubert, which are rarely done, for precisely that
 reason.  When you hear them sung properly, or some appropriate
 approximation of [preference?], you realize that the poetry --
 there's nothing you can distinguish between the music and the
 poetry. In other words, you don't have a setting imposed upon the
         In most compositions, such as even in Goethe, who's not a
 bad poet, but in Goethe, it's much more -- it much more lends
 itself to dramatic treatment, and the dramatic treatment is an
 external thing imposed upon the poetry, to bring the poetry out.
 Because it fits the poetry, as with Goethe, because there's a
 defect in Goethe's nature.  And the poetic settings, in
 particular, like Schubert and others, the poetic settings of
 Goethe, fix up what's wrong with Goethe's poetry.  That's the
 thing I referred to as this section from the [s/l Grosskopte],
 which is a setting of Goethe, the one I referred to.  It's the
 same thing.  It's works, it works better.  The problem is Wulf
 [ph] is not the best representative of this kind of treatment.
 He's much too formal; actually, strangely enough in Wulf, there's
 a lack of real passion in the [Grosskopte], because it's
 artificial.  It's over extended.  The element of surprise, the
 element of contrast, of movement is lacking.
         But anyway, this thing, in art, in the use of language in
 art, that's precisely it.  The sentence is composed as a unit of
 thought.  The section, of the poem, is a unit of thought, of a
 higher order.  And you contrast one stanza with another: the
 relationship between the two of them, is a unit of thought.
         I mean, how do you think Homer could have remembered, and
 how his people who did it, a blind man, how was he able to
 compose like that?  Because he relied upon an ancient habit, of
 poetry.  It was done by the harp, or similar things, things like
 the harp, with the instruments.

         JEFF:  That's what you mean by the idea of irony.
         LYN: Yeah.  Absolutely.  The contrast!  It's like a nice way
 of saying, "Hey!  That was not a bad speech, I did."  [laughs]
 Don't use that!
         Anyway.  You got to have fun, you know.  And poetry is fun,
 Classical poetry is fun. Now, you should make it fun for others,
 too, that helps. And watch the {Don Giovanni} please!  Eh?
         So?  Well, I got back safely yesterday, from my journey to
 Washington, D.C.  It was not too bad -- could be worse.  Oh?
 {Merci mille fois!}
         Now, in Germany, before this time, now, they will have made
 the announcements on the mayoral campaign in Berlin. So, we'll
 see what happens, Stefan is supposed to make the presentation.

         MATT:  Kesha recorded a statement, a greeting from the six
 candidates slate, which they're playing there, welcoming the BSo
 candidates to the international fray.
         NANCY:  Oh, good.
         LYN: Yeah!  Well, it's going to be fun.  So, we'll have
 also, for the day's events.  And probably we'll have epoch
 feature in there, inserted someplace which is eminently quotable,
 or something.  Because they really worked on this one, they
 really worked on preparing it.  I was involved before I left, and
 we had a whole series of meetings to try to straighten some
 things out, and I thought it worked rather well.
         So they got that straightened out, and I think the thing is
 going to go well.  How well the Germans are going to take it, I
 don't know.  No, we're doing better there.  In France, they're
 doing some things, but it's different.  In Germany, with a
 somewhat tighter situation, we're getting a much more profound
 insight, in the process.
         It was helped much, on Berlin, by getting the choral work,
 the Beethoven, from the Ninth Symphony.  The work on that was
 done by our people first, and then we had this director who had
 been a part of our association back in the 1980s, on the question
 of the defense of tuning.  And so he jumped in, and did the
 conducting for the final performance we did, in the Berlin
 chorus.  But the working through that, the way they did, actually
 enhanced the character of the organization politically.  Not in
 all moments and moves, but in terms of the ability of the chorus
 to function, which became a reflection and the effects on the
 political functioning.  Which is what the real purpose, often for
 us, on music is, is to get coherence in the organization, through
 coherence affected by the chorale work and musical work
 generally.  Because that's the natural function of art, Classical
 art, is to habituate the mind to enjoy the conveying of actual
 ideas, which you can only do effectively in that way.  And when
 people enjoy achieving that, that will shape they way they think
 and behave.  And they will behave better, more powerfully, more
 effectively, by doing that.
         I don't know what your performance is like, but I haven't
 checked it.  I have to talk about your prospective spouse what
 she has to say about this.
         MALE: I'll sing for you some time.  On some occasion, I'll
 sing for you.
         LYN:  Now I'm worried!

         JEFF:  Lyn, one of the things I think that has happened,
 just going back over the process of social explosion over the
 last couple of weeks, and I think the fact that you identified,
 in the Tucson incident, a mass phenomenon, before the eruptions
 in either Tunisia or Egypt, I think is really important for
 people to think about.  Because I think we've reached a point,
 now, especially with the way this situation is playing out in
 Egypt, where the process of the financial disintegration, and the
 social disintegration are clearly indistinguishable: That's been
 true all along.  The process of social disintegration has been
 going on for the last 40 years, but it's reached the point now,
 where it's one and the same thing. And we were discussing earlier
 on the phone with Debbie, that people were looking at a break
 point, and looking at the financial break point, in terms of
 Spain, Ireland, and then this thing erupts in Egypt, Tunisia,
 it's the same thing.
         LYN:  Yeah, but see, the point is, it's not a break point.
 Look at the generation character:  The generation that's involved
 in this, in Tunisia, as in Egypt and elsewhere, is not the
 younger generation, of our freak show out there in Arizona.  This
 is a generation which {has} sanity!  But recognizes from the
 standpoint of sanity, that the society around them, is breaking
 apart.  And recognizing that, since this is an Arabic language
 area, even though the native languages are not necessarily
 Arabic, but it's a common language, and the expression throughout
 this area, {in Africa} in particular, and you take the case of
 the decline in Tunisia; take this one city which is the center of
 the explosion:  And it was the decline of the conditions of life
 in that city, where the people who had access at all, got the
 hell out of there!  what used to be a place of employment, right?
         JEFF:  Right.
         LYN: Then, the people who are more skilled got the hell out
 of there, and only the residue of people  who  could not find
 some way out of there, remained.  But they were young people, in
 the 25-35 age-group, which is generally the same thing which
 we're looking at in Egypt and elsewhere.  We're getting an
 explosion, on the basis of a perspective of the {society} -- it's
 not what's being done to them as such.  They're not reacting
 against somebody poking them in the ribs.  They're reacting to
 the fact that nobody {is} poking them in the ribs: {nobody cares
 about them.}  The society is collapsing and nobody cares!
         So you have young people who say, "We've got our future
 before us, and we've got nothing!"  We've got 20 years maybe of
 future, if we're not killed!  Or 50 years of future, if we're not
 killed!  But {we've got nothing!  We have nothing coming to us!
 It's been taken away, before it even started to be delivered.}
         And that's the kind of reaction you're getting.
         So, it's not a reaction to... , it's not they were provoked,
 it was not this.  It's like the Charlie Chaplin thing and the ice
 cube, sitting there during the winter, and getting hungrier and
 hungrier; and thinking about eating each other.  It's that kind
 of anxiety.  That's the kind that's hitting:  It's the anxiety of
 {nothingness}; it's {ennui} in the extreme. Hmm?!  And you can
 imagine what that means.  You've got a society, in which, {there
 is no future!}  And generations of younger people, who are
 revolting against what?  Against, {nothing}.  Well, then, why are
 they revolting?  Ah, but the nothing is the future.  That's why
 they're revolting.
         Now, that's a good ingredient for a dark age!
         That's what we're up against!  What is oppressing people in
 the United States?  Nothing:  No job, no home, no health care?
 Well, how are they oppressed?  Nobody's oppressing them. They're
 not forcing them to take health care. They're not forcing them to
 work.  They're not forcing them to learn anything.  They're
 leaving them alone!  And they're more enraged than anything else
 would enrage them!  If nobody speaks to you, if your face is not
 recognized, if your existence is not recognized, you go into a
 place you try to get a meal order, nobody serves you.  You're
 hungry, you try to get the attention of a clerk to buy something,
 nobody pays attention to you.
         You want to create a riotous situation, on a mass scale?
 The best way to do it.  All you have to do, is imagine, the
 staging of an act:  Compose an act, or a section of an act, in
 which the theme is, "Nobody Responds to the Others."  And you
 have people making pleas: "Hey! Speak!"
         No answer.
         And it's happening all through, among them, in the group.
 Now, imagine the {rage} that builds up in that circumstance.
         Fun? People get angry, not because you yell at them, but
 when you refuse, absolutely, to speak to them.  Then they want to
 kill you.  When you talk to them, they want to beat you up.  When
 you don't talk to them, they want to kill you.  [laughter]
         You have no problem, see?  The television screen talks to
 you, when you want it to.  You see that in actors; onstage, they
 seem to be entranced by what they're doing.  When they go
 offstage, the personality changes.  Because they're going no
 place.  When they're onstage, they have a mission:  They're going
 someplace, they're doing something -- and they're getting a lot
 of attention, you know!  Offstage?  Nah!

         FEMALE:  Do you have anything else that you could say on the
 production in Purcellville.  'Cause we're very worried that  --
 we're producing enough, but I'd like to know if you have anything
 more to say on that.
         LYN:  I think -- you know, there are all kinds of things
 going on here, as you may know.  And there is a certain amount of
 stress, and it will tend to get into interpersonal stress. And
 the most grievous form of stress, is silent stress.  When you're
 among people looking at each other, and have nothing to say.
 That's the worst. Hmm?
         Because, the issue is, you're trying to do something, and
 you've got a schedule, and you want something to work, and you
 can't get started.  It's not that you don't want to start.  It's
 that you are not yet... turned on, shall we say, to go work.  And
 a certain amount of joviality does help, and when people have too
 many gripes, and they're not jovial, they're not stimulating each
 other.  If you're having fun, you're don't have a problem. If
 you're not having fun, hmm?
         Now, here, Spencer with his Irish jokes, now, there's
 something!  I don't know, I find that kind of inspiring in a
 certain way, don't you think?  I mean, I really -- I'm afraid at
 times he's going to get drunk on us! [laughter]  Oh, yes, yes,
 yes...!  Oh, yeah!  [laughter]  Look, it says, "Guinness!"  It
 must be this bleached Guinness! [general hilarity]  Well, stout
 fellow, you know what I mean.
         No, just think about it, huh?  The fun thing is always think
 about your own environment:  If you could just step outside
 yourself, and look at yourself and people around you?  And be the
 observer of what you and others are doing together, to each
 other.  And that will tell you what's going on?

         MALE:  What happens when you look at yourself and laugh?
         LYN:  You're ahead! [laughter] If you can laugh at yourself,
 you've got the world in your hands.  That's the problem with the
 macho, you know.  The macho can not laugh at himself: he'd have
 to kill himself!  [laughter]  "I have to go out and kill myself."
         "What for?!"
         "I insulted me!"
         You got to have fun, you know.  That's the best recipe for
 most constraints, is, have fun!  And have fun at your own
 expense, and enjoy it!
         Ah! Coffee is good at this time of the day, under these
 circumstances.  We'll see what Dennis has to say about this
 later, when somebody mentions money to him: The magic word!
         DENNIS:  I'll just have a nice cup of coffee with you right
         LYN:  Anyhoo!  Okay: Have fun!

                       - NEWS SUMMARIES -

                    - LEADING DEVELOPMENTS -


                          - ECONOMICS -

         Geithner Not Worried About Inflation (see slug)

 Robert Marshall introduced a resolution, on Jan. 12, to create a
 subcommittee to study the adoption of an alternative currency for
 the state of Virginia in case the total breakdown of the dollar
 and bankruptcy of the Federal Reserve, as if Virginia has the
 authority to create its own currency.

                        - UNITED STATES -

         State Governors Prepare Their Quotas for Prince Philip's
 Genocide With Massive Medicaid Cuts (see slug)

         New York City Could Lose 21,000 Teachers (see slug)

                       - WESTERN EUROPE -

         Adams Welcomes Dissolution of Parliament, Denounces "Cozy
 Consensus for Cuts" (see slug)

         Breakdown of Security Around Italian Prime Minister
 Berlusconi: Who Is the Secret Servcie Working For? (see slug)

         London Markets Fear a British Glass-Steagall (see slug)

         German-Moroccan Cooperation on "Renewable Energies" (see
                            - ASIA -

         From Thailand: "A NEW ORDER WILL BE NEEDED SOON" (See slug)

                       LEADING DEVELOPMENTS


 FCIC REPORT.  That report was already number 14 on Amazon's
 bestseller list Friday, one day after its release.  And Angelides
 plans to keep pushing its conclusions: he told the Sacramento
 Bee, "I will speak out on this issue," in an interview published
 Friday, Jan 28.  On the financial collapse, he stressed again,
 "This didn't have to happen."  The Bee recalls that when Goldman
 Sachs' Blankfein compared the financial collapse to an act of
 God, Angelides interrupted him, saying, "Acts of God, we'll
 exempt. These were acts of men and women."  [ap]


 Geithner Not Worried About Inflation

 Jan. 29 (LPAC)--U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner
 apparently is not living in the same world as the rest of us. On
 Friday, he told the annual snow-bound gathering of the World
 Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland that inflation on a global
 level is "not high on the list of concerns," even though he
 admitted that inflationary pressures are being felt in emerging
 markets around the world. He also claimed that the U.S. economy
 is heading towards a "sustainable expansion," but because of the
 way companies slash their workforces, it will only result in "a
 tragically more moderate reduction in unemployment as the economy
         Geithner was followed to the stage by European finance
 ministers on Saturday, among them France's Christine LaGarde and
 Germany's Wolfgang Schaeuble, who all proclaimed that the
 eurozone crisis is mostly over and the survival of the euro is no
 longer in doubt. [cjo]

                           UNITED STATES

 State Governors Prepare Their Quotas for Prince Philip's Genocide
 With Massive Medicaid Cuts

 Jan. 29 (LPAC)--State governors, faced with massive budget
 deficits and lacking the courage to call for the LaRouche Plan
 for economic recovery that begins with the removal of Barack
 Obama from the presidency, are, instead, preparing to kill off
 large numbers of their most vulnerable citizens with massive cuts
 to the Medicaid program. Several news reports these plans today
 but repeat the Nazi lie that these governors have other choice
 but to make these cuts in order to try to balance their budgets.
 Among the latest developments on this front are the following:
         ARIZONA: Gov. Jan Brewer, who has already sentenced to death
 low income transplant patients, is now asking the Obama
 Administration for a waiver from the new health care law so that
 she can remove 280,000 adults from the Medicaid rolls.
         CALIFORNIA: Gov. Jerry Brown proposes to cut $1.7 billion
 from the state's Medicaid program by limiting beneficiaries to
 ten doctor visits a year and six prescriptions a month. The
 state's Medicaid director told the new York Times that the
 restriction on doctor visits will only effect about 10 percent of
 Medicaid recipients but they are among the sickest patients in
 the system.
         NEW YORK: Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to call for cutting
 $2 billion from Medicaid as part of the budget he will unveil on
         GEORGIA: Gov. Nathan Deal is proposing to end Medicaid
 coverage for dental, vision and podiatry visits for adults.
         TEXAS: Lawmakers in Austin are considering a 33 percent cut
 in Medicaid reimbursements for physicians, hospitals and nursing
 homes. The Texas Health Care Association is warning that such
 cuts imposed on nursing homes will have devastating effects on
 the 45,000 residents that nursing homes care for in Texas.
 "There's no way the major nursing home stream in Texas can be cut
 by a third and not cause significant bankruptcies, closures,
 widespread displacement of patients and frontline health care
 workers will just be going to unemployment lines in local
 communities," said THCA President Time graves. "The real concern
 for us is where do the patients go? Where do the residents go?
 These are the most frail, fragile Texans that the health care
 system takes care of. That's our main concern. How is this going
 to work out?" Health care professionals in Texas are warning that
 the proposed cuts are no savings at all, but massive cost
 shifting to local governments that will drive up costs for
         The new York Times explains that governors are chafing under
 the requirement of the new health care law that they maintain
 eligibility and the fact that enhanced federal aid to the states
 that was passed as part of the stimulus bill ends on July 1,
 causing an overnight increase of one-fourth to one-third in each
 state's share in Medicaid costs. Therefore, the only options
 states have are to cut benefits not federally required, slash
 reimbursements to providers and raise taxes on those providers,
 all of which they're doing in futile attempts to balance their
 budgets. [cjo]

 New York City Could Lose 21,000 Teachers

 Jan. 29 (LPAC)--New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg said, on
 his weekly radio show on Friday, that education funding cuts that
 New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to announce on Tuesday
 could cost New York City $1 billion and result in thousands of
 teacher layoffs.  Late November, Bloomberg had already put
 forward a budget that would eliminate the jobs of 6,166 teachers.
 Bloomberg estimated that the loss of $1 billion in education
 funding would cost the jobs of another 15,000 teachers, mostly
 through layoffs, out of a total 75,000 employed by the city's
 Department of Education.  City Council member Robert Jackson told
 the New York Times that the loss of 21,000 teachers would mean
 that class sizes would jump up to 35-40 students per class. [cjo]


 Adams Welcomes Dissolution of Parliament, Denounces "Cozy
 Consensus for Cuts"

 Jan. 29 (EIRNS)--Sinn Fin President Gerry Adams has welcomed the
 announcement that the Dail will be dissolved next Tuesday, Feb.
 1, while denouncing the European Union bailout as a disaster for
 Ireland.  "I welcome this long-overdue announcement from Brian
 Cowen," Adams declared in a statement posted on the Sinn Fein
 website.  "The people will be glad to see the back of this
 totally discredited government." Referring to the other
 opposition parties, including Fine Gael and the Labor Party's
 "cozy" agreement with the outgoing Fianna Fail government for
 cutting the budget and living standards of the Irish people,
 Adams said, "Sinn Fin looks forward to the election and would
 call on all citizens to make a stand for a better Ireland and
 against the cozy consensus for cuts."
         Commenting on the trip to Brussels by  Fine Gael's leader,
 Enda Kenny and finance spokesman Michael  Noonan, where they met
 European Commission President Jse Manuel Barosso  about
 "renegotiating" the EU/IMF deal and its punitive interest rates,
 Adams said: "While the interest on the EU/IMF loan is a serious
 problem, the greatest problem is the loan itself which this state
 cannot afford.  Ending the economic crisis is dependent on
 separating the sovereign debt from the private debt of the banks.
 Mr. Kenny would have had a stronger hand if he had not
 facilitated the passing of the Finance Bill in the Dail...
 Therefore Fine Gael's trip to Europe is little more than an
 election stunt."
         Fine Gael's call on Barroso was worse than a stunt, it
 smacked of treason.  Despite a "warm welcome" and spending one
 hour with them, Barroso told the Fine Gael to come back after the
 election, that is if they lead the next government.  Discrediting
 himself further Kenny is quoted in the {Irish Times} as saying,
 "President Barroso was very strongly in support of Ireland, as he
 always has been, and obviously the Commission must continue to
 deal with the government {in situ} until the people decide
 otherwise at the election."
         Noonan, speaking as if he were the leader of an EU satrap
 and not a sovereign state, went even further and voiced support
 for an EU dictatorship over the fiscal policies of member states:
 "Our side of the conversation [with Barroso] was that we were
 aware that there was a desire in Europe to control, in law, the
 ability of governments so that they would not borrow recklessly
 again.  So a new fiscal rule would have to be implemented and
 these could be implemented by statue in the first instance by
 establishing in European countries legal fiscal councils.  And FG
 are totally committed to the establishment of such a council."
         While Barroso refused to comment on anything Fine Gael's
 leaders proposed, Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, an executive board member
 of the European Central Bank, whom they did not meet, made
 perfectly clear that there will be no renegotiating of the
 agreement.  He told RTE TV, "No, there are standard procedures
 again.  It went through the democratic process.  It doesn't
 happen when you have a change of government that the next
 government renegs on commitments.  The program has been signed
 and it has to be implemented."  [dea]

 Source Discussions on the Italian Crisis

 Jan. 29 - In a discussion with a senior source in the Italian
 judiciary, the source said that the most striking feature in the
 current scandal around Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi
 is the incredible breach of security around the Prime Minister.
 As investigations have documented, frequent parties at the
 private residence of the Prime Minister were accessed by tens of
 girls, with a constant turnover, who could enter the residence
 without security checks, bringing mobile phones and
 photographing, taping and videotaping what was going on.
         Regardless of what went on in terms of sex, this
 circumstance describes a breach of security which is so
 incredible as to demand an explanation.
         The Prime Minister is protected by the secret service. If
 the secret service is not doing its job, then the question is:
 For whom is the secret service working?
         Also, the source said that if, as it was reported, thousands
 of Carabinieri were used by Milan prosecutors to conduct
 investigations on all guests at the Prime Minister's residence,
 this cannot have occurred without the General Command of the
 Carabinieri being aware of it. "Everybody must have known about
         As for the guests, "All persons coming in, willing or not,
 are espionage subjects or are pushed to carry out espionage."
         "Thank God, Berlusconi is not used to taking home work from
 his office. Can you imagine what would have happened if that were
 the case?" His guests having access to confidential government
         The source said that there could be an international
 "presence" in the case, and threw in the name of Israel, "just
 incidentally." But "There are unexplainable things. Maybe there
 is also some gap in our understanding of events. Aspects of
 international relations are not known to us."
         The difference between the current crisis and the 1992-93
 crisis is that, whereas the "Clean Hands" crisis was a conflict
 between the judiciary (or better, a faction in the judiciary) and
 the political branch (legislative and executive), now there is a
 fight inside the political establishment, the source said,
 referring to the fight between Berlusconi and President of the
 Chamber of Deputies Gianfranco Fini.
         The source was very eager to hear what LaRouche has to say
 on the revolts in North Africa and Southwest Asia.
         Another investigative source told EIR that he believes that
 "Berlusconi is kept up by the British and the French." The source
 sees no easy solution to the conflict between Berlusconi and the
 judiciary, because "Berlusconi has no institutional sense. His
 personal fate is at stake and he fights for his survival. People
 around him close ranks, because without Berlusconi his party does
 not exist. Therefore there will be an all-out resistance." There
 are too many variables to forecast what will happen, and much
 depends on what prosecutors have in their hands, but all the
 ingredients of classic tragedy are there. Berlusconi is sick, he
 is a sex-addict as his wife said, but prosecutors in Milan are
 "idiots who have no sense of opportunity. They could have waited
 for three months in order to have solid evidence in their hands.
 In the prosecution office there are people who have played this
 game for 20 years now. They believe in technocratic government,
 they want to transfer power to financial/banking circles. At
 least one prosecutor in the current team has a precise input.
 That is why there will be no terrorist bombings" i.e. they do not
 need them. "Unfortunately this country is, once again, distracted
 from what is happening around us," he said, referring to the
 revolts in the Mediterranean. [ccc]

 London Markets Fear a British Glass-Steagall

 Jan. 29 (LPAC)--Discussion of Glass-Steagall has broken out in
 London, where Sir John Vickers, the chairman of the Independent
 Commission on Banking, reported, in a January 22 address to the
 London Business School, that his commission has been asked, among
 other things, for its views on the separation of retail from
 investment banking.  Vickers said it was "vital" to find ways to
 allow providers of investment banking services to fail without
 having a systemic effect on retail banking. Vickers' speech set
 alarm bells ringing all over the City of London, because even
 though he never directly referenced the American Glass-Steagall
 law, the Daily Telegraph two days later reported that what the
 "markets" fear the most is a British Glass-Steagall. "If the UK
 were to bring in such a rule it would lead to the most dramatic
 shake up of the British financial sector in more than a
 generation, and would hit hard banks such as Barclays and Royal
 Bank of Scotland, which operate large investment banking
 businesses," wrote the Telegraph's banking correspondent.
         On Thursday, top officials of UK Financial Investment, which
 manages the government's stake in Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyd's
 Banking Group, Northern Rock and Bradford and Bingley, told the
 Treasury Select Committee of the House of Commons that breaking
 up the big banks was a bad idea.  Robin Budenberg, the chief
 executive of UKFI, told the committee that an attempt to
 introduce a British Glass-Steagall would result in a "diminution
 of value" in RBS and Lloyds.  He further complained that the IBC
 had cast damaging "uncertainty" over the sector  to the extent
 that there would be no point trying to sell the Government's
 stakes in Lloyds and RBS until the report is published (it's due
 in September with an interim report scheduled to be published in
 April).  UKFI chairman Sir David Cooksey added that breaking up
 Lloyds and RBS into separate retail and investment banks "would
 clearly make a difference" in what he falsely called the "value"
 of those two institutions.  [cjo]

 German-Moroccan cooperation on "renewable energies"

 Jan. 29--"Morocco is an important partner for the development and
 realization of the Mediterranean Solar Plan and of the Desertec
 initiative, which are welcomed and supported by the German
 government," Katherina Reiche, deputy environment minister of
 Germany, said at the opening of the conference, "Morocco --
 Partner Country for Renewable Energies," in Berlin yesterday. The
 solar panel nonsense dominated the event, which should instead
 have discussed the real development design: water development in
 North Africa and the Sahel.
         Parallel to the conference, Reiche signed a cooperation
 agreement with Moroccan Energy Minister Amina Benkhadra,  which
 will establish a joint working group to design strategies to
 build the giant Desertec solar panel parks  in the Moroccan
 desert. Avoiding giving concrete figures,  Reiche did however say
 that a considerable share of Germany's electricity needs are to
 be supplied by Desertec, in the future, and that this is in line
 with the European Union's energy policy strategy target for the
 year 2050.
         The German government is thus moving along with a script for
 the intensification of insane EU/German policies in North Africa,
 which was presented by the European Council on Foreign Relations'
 Joschka Fischer in an op-ed in the {Sueddeutsche Zeitung} earlier
 this week. Fischer wrote that the escalating political crisis in,
 and transformation of that region offered a "unique chance" for
 Europe to promote the Desertec scheme (as if "democratization"
 had anything to do with solar panels ). (msk, rap)


 From Thailand: "A new order will be needed soon"

 Jan. 29 (LPAC)--{The Nation}, an English newspaper from the South
 East Asian country of Thailand, editorializes on a speech made by
 the governor of the Bank of Thailand, Dr. Prasarn Trairatvorakul,
 this past week. All in all, "Prasarn's speech might fit with the
 pre-2008 crisis," but "Now it does not seem to be relevant to the
 ongoing global financial crisis."
         It then asks: What policies are required to deal with the
 US's quantitative easing? What should be the response to the
 sovereign debt crisis in Europe? An era of runaway inflation if
 not hyperinflation appears to have taken hold, look at the social
 upheavals, starting from Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt and other Arab
 countries. How do we deal with that? And lastly, globalization
 has brought benefits but also huge risks. Is it now time to pay
 the costs?
         Dutifully, the editorial requests "the central bank to adopt
 a more prudent and defensive course of action," dutifully and
 resigned, since competent defenses against these problems are
 beyond Thailand's wherewithal.
         But, looking outward, it ends, "A new order will be needed
 soon." [RON]

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 |               NORTH AMERICAN OPERATIONS BULLETIN              |
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 |                     Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011                     |
 |                                                               |

         South Dakota Organizing Report, received Jan. 29

         South Dakota organizers attending legislative "cracker
 barrel" meetings today found unprecedented openness among the
 state llegislators, who are being told that their only priority
 is to cut the budget.

         T-- and A-- went to a Sioux Falls SD "cracker barrel" and R
 went one in Mitchell. Although the meetings were set up to just
 allow legislators to talk and to discourage a town hall effect,
 the organizers got a rather remarkable responce. All of the
 legislators told R that they had followed his e mails, including
 watching the LPAC TV videos and talked to him after the meeting
 for about twenty minutes each. All three of those legislators
 were Republicans. One, a retired banker, told R-- that this
 country must reinstate  Glass Steagall  in order to survive.and
 another told him she was following economics very carefully
 because two businesses she'd owned had gone belly up. R-- has
 continued to receive return e mails from legislators.
         T--&A-- met an acquaintance at the meeting who was attending
 because she is a teacher and the Governer's budget calls for
 cutting 10% of the education budget  When they talked to her
 about Glass- Steagall and told her that she should mobilize her
 union to get state legislators to put pressure on cCngress, she
 gave them the number of the union president and plans to follow
 up as well. They also met a legislator who they had been
 organizing, and who had just been elected. He told them that all
 the legislature was discussing was budget cuts and , having
 remembered what they'd discussed some months ago about a physical
 economy vs. austerity, he asked them to come to the state
 legislature and talk to his fellow legislators T--- asked him,
 "You didn't get elected to play Hitler did you?" and he answered
 "Oh my God no."
         Organizers around the state are calling their legislators to
 set up appointments with them to meet on our Wednesday day of
 action in Pierre. Organizers are using Lyn's Stte of the Union
 speech to organize others and state legislators, but are
 enthusiastically looking forward to the forthcoming pamphlet.

 Jan. 29 LaRouche Show:

         Australian, Canadian Leaders Discuss Waging War of
 Liberation Against the Empire; Making Ready for Well-Fed

         Noelene Isherwood (CEC, Australia) and Jean-Philippe LeBleu
 (LYM Canada, and Committee for a Republic of Canada), discussed
 with host Marcia Baker, the battle against the British empire, in
 terms of liberating ourselves and our nations. Food production
 capacity was specifically addressed, considered in the context of
 the general worldwide economic breakdown. The entire discussion
 is a provocative backdrop to the organizing now underway in state
 capitals across the USA, for citizens to wake up to the science
 of physical economy and necessity of LaRouche's emergency
         Noelene began with a vivid account of the extraordinary
 situation of the heavy rains and flooding in Australia. An area
 the size of France and Germany combined is now devastated from
 the Queensland flooding. But the damaging run-off continues in
 many places. Victoria has been hit by the heaviest rains in 200
 years. A giant inland sea--40 km wide and 90 km long, has formed,
 and is moving slowly downslope. Queensland, the Murray-Darling
 Basin--these are the "foodbowls" not only of Australia, but for
 multi-millions of people abroad.
         Look at the world wheat situation, in which Australia and
 Canada are among the top five key export-source areas for wheat.
 But now worldwide, there is a drop-off in production of wheat,
 for home consumption and for export. There is a rush to obtain
 and stockpile wheat; there is speculation. If we were dealing
 with the food crisis head on, nations would collaborate, and make
 contingency measures for production. But the empire remains at
         As Noelene pointed out in terms of reactions to the
 Australian floods: If we reacted in a straightforward way to vast
 flooding, we would start rebuilding. However, our battle is more
 profound. We are up against a genocide operation.
         The Murray-Darling Basin--the fifth largest drainage basin
 the world, and highly organized for agriculture, is itself
 targetted by the royalist-environmentalists for destruction.
 Noelene described both the 1950s construction of the Snowy
 Mountain water management system, and beautiful development of
 the Murray-Darling Basin farming. Then, in recent years, came the
 onslaught against this region, with crown-environmentalists
 asserting that it must be returned to a "natural" state of dust
 and swamp. Water has been turned into a commodity, bought and
         Jean-Philippe likewise summarized the history of the
 development of the Canadian prairies, through intervention of
 man. He focussed on Saskatchewan, where 60 percent of the
 Canadain wheat output is concentrated. But then has come the
 imperial intervention to stunt any more growth.
         However, people are now "seeing all this with new eyes,"
 Noelene stressed, and reported on the massive CEC campaign
 underway in Australia. Jean-Philippe, also reporting on
 organizing on Canada, emphasized that, this is no time for
 "debates." People are potentially ready to heed LaRouche's
 solutions. They respond to what NAWAPA means. What they need is
 leadership; we must stick to principle. There is inspiration from
 LaRouche, and from the fight in Ireland.

                    LaRouche Show. February 5

         Topic and Guests: TBA
         3-4 pm ET, Jan. 29
         Post-Show Message Line: 916 233 0630, Box 595
         Intro: While You Were Sleeping & The World In Review
         Message #1: Webcast or The Weekly Report
         Message #2: Webcast or The LaRouche Show

 called from the Basement go to:



 Feb 3-4
         Pennsylvania League of Cities and Municipalites, Elected
 Officials Training; Hilton Harrisburg, One North Second Street,

 Feb 8-10
         USW Rapid Response and Legislative Conference, Washington

 Feb 10-11
         Maryland Mayors' Association. Winter Conference, Anapolis.

 Feb 11-13
         Texas Municipal League and the Association of Mayors,
 Councilmembers and Commissioners, Elected Officals Conference,
 Austin Renaissance Hotel.

 Feb 14
         Texas Municipal League, Legislative Briefing, Austin
 Renaissance Hotel

 Feb 16
         New Jersey League of Municipalities, The 19th Annual Mayors'
 Legislative Day, The State House Annex in Committee Room 4.
 8:30am-noon, Trenton.

 Feb 16-18
         Virginia Local Government Management Association. Winter
 Meeting, Staunton, Stonewall Jackson Hotel.

 Feb 26-28
         National Governors Association Winter Meeting, Washington

 Feb. 27-28
         New York Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officals,
         Crowne Plaza, Albany.

 March 12-16
         NLC Congressional City Conference, Marriott Wardman Park
 Hotel, Washington, DC

 April 5-6
         Michigan Municipal League Capital Conference 2011 Lansing
 Center, Lansing, Details coming soon!

 April 14-16 NCSL Spring Forum, Washington DC


 Source:  (confirm information before planning

     1    Session begins for Oregon State Legislature.
          Special election: Pennsylvania House of Representatives
 (District 185).
     7    Session begins for Nevada State Legislature.
          Session begins for Oklahoma State Legislature.
     8    Special election: Oklahoma State Senate (District 47).
     15    Special election: Georgia House of Representatives
 (District 136).
     15    Special election: Georgia House of Representatives
 (District 178).
     19    Special election: Louisiana State Senate (District 22).
           Special election: Louisiana House of Representatives
 (District 101).
     26    Session ends for Virginia State Legislature.

                        * CALENDAR NOTE *

 In addition to Congressional Town Hall Meetings and Campaign
 Events, please see individual calendar listings for groups
 including Tea Party, Manufacturing, and Farmers.

 National Farmers Union. List is alpha by state for Nov.-Jan.
 Check website for additional info. (Dates and locations are
 subject to change. Please contact the individual Farmers Union
 offices for further details)

 CALIFORNIA - Jan. 21-22, 2011

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