Lynn Miles: A Life Celebration

Lynn Miles

It’s the Life Celebration of the day Lynn Miles was born.

I met Lynn back in the late 1990s and would bump into him at various events around the Island, but it wasn’t until the early 2000s when my band played at an event (he co-founded with others called PeaceFest) that I really got to know Lynn.

PeaceFest was held in Longtan, Taiwan in this big beautiful park. Many of the bands and organizers had set up their camp or chill area behind a temple that was behind the stage. We had laid out plastic tarps, strung up some cool lights and would meet back there for a quick rest, smoke, drink and light chats.  After the day wound down, we went back there again to play drums, have great conversations and then eventually pass out until the sun woke us up a few hours later.

It was here I really got to know Lynn.

Lynn’s magnetic personality, his disarming smile and cute chuckle soon endeared me to him. I began helping with some of the organization/admin of Peacefest and did some volunteering, too. Through Lynn, I was involved with other events as well. He became a bit of a mentor to me concerning Taiwan, it’s history and politics.

I had learned that Lynn was a real fighter for Taiwan Democracy back in the day – Back in the day was when fighting for democracy in Taiwan could get you killed by the ruling KMT party. In fact, Lynn – working with many of the Taiwanese rebels and dissenters – got kicked out of Taiwan for his work. Instead of moving back to the states, Lynn instead moved to Japan so he could keep on being part of The Cause.

He was awarded permanent residency in Taiwan by the DPP government for his contributions.

I read a book he co-wrote will Linda Arrigo called ‘A Borrowed Voice’  and realized this man was the Real Deal (and so was/is Linda… but that’s another story!)

Last year, we all learned he had cancer. He knew he was going to die at the beginning of last year when he was diagnosed.

He made efforts to get in touch with as many people as he could to say good-bye. He refused pharmaceuticals and chemo and wanted to die peacefully.

Those of us who knew him well had a few fundraisers for him as he could not work anymore.

Right up until he died, he still had that sparkle in his eye and a sense of strength. We weren’t sure when Lynn was going to pass on, it was all conjecture,  but we braced ourselves.

A few days before we heard the news of him passing on, I had prepared questions and got my recording device ready so I could get one last interview with him.  That also never happened. He was gone before I knew it… and now I can only miss him and treasure the time I got to spend with him.

Though the death Lynn Miles also marks the end of an era, his Legacy & Spirit live on.

Remember Lynn? Yeah those were The Good Old Days, eh?

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Published in: on June 15, 2016 at 11:09 PM  Comments (4)  

A Vietnam Vet’s Quest to find his Son. The Journey thus far…(中文)

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A couple months ago, my friend Shaun and I embarked on a Journey.

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幾個月前我的朋友Shaun和我開始了這次的經歷。 ㄧ開始ㄧ位居住在美國的女士和我聯繫上,想要找到她在台灣同父異母的哥哥,經過數次電子郵件的往來及我所了解的相關資訊,我將它寫在以下部落格中。 英文相關連結如下:

感謝Jill Chung將文章翻譯成中文 中文相關連結如下:

然後Shaun也成立了臉書專頁

Focus Taiwan也依據我的資料發表文章,相關連結如下:

Shaun也運用他媒體的關係於八大電視台發佈了相關影片的新聞,我很高興他們根據我的資料在中文姓氏拼音上做了澄清: Harvey當年遇到的女孩名(拼音)為Ming Ying-Chi(也極有可能為Chi Ming-Ying)端看當時是否習慣在對西方人自我介紹時將姓氏擺於最後。 八大電台相關新聞如下:

直到目前為止Shaun和我毫無所獲,我們像偵探ㄧ樣,保持樂觀態度,帶著放大鏡般不放棄任何蛛絲馬跡。 我們甚至找去了別的城市或小鎮,還有無遠弗屆的網路世界,在大家的幫忙下,展開了這次的尋人之旅。 對於熱心提供資訊及幫忙的人們,我們感謝您,我們也會不間斷的更新我們的資料!

你可於臉書上持續追蹤訊息,相關連結如下

It all started when a woman from the USA contacted me about finding her half brother in Taiwan.  After a few Emails back and forth where I asked her pertinent questions I broke the story here at Militant Hippi.

You can read about it here:

The Original Story (English):

https://bostonpaul.wordpress.com/2016/03/27/breaking-vietnam-veterans-dying-wish-to-find-his-son-lost-love-in-taiwan%E5%8D%B3%E6%99%82%E6%96%B0%E8%81%9E-%E8%B6%8A%E6%88%B0%E9%80%80%E4%BC%8D%E8%80%81%E5%85%B5%E8%87%A8%E7%B5%82-2/

My friend Shaun then enlisted  Jill Chung to translate the story.

You can read the story in Chinese here:

The Original Story (中文 Chinese):

https://bostonpaul.wordpress.com/2016/03/30/%E5%B9%AB%E6%88%91%E6%89%BE%E5%88%B0%E6%88%91%E7%9A%84%E5%85%92%E5%AD%90-help-me-find-my-son-paul-breaking-vietnam-veterans-dying-wish-to-find-his-son-lost-love-in-taiwan%E5%8D%B3/

Shaun then started a Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/mytaiwanson/

Focus Taiwan then picked up on the story and used my original story as a source, you can read about that here:

http://focustaiwan.tw/news/asoc/201604010008.aspx

Shaun then used his connections in the media and had  Leah make a video.  The story
recently broke on GTV news… I was happy to see they also used my original story to clarify the use of surnames in Chinese:


Harvey had met a local girl named Ming Ying-chi (It could be Ming Ying-chi or Chi Ming-ying as it is customary for Chinese to write their surname first but are known put it last when dealing with Westerners.

You can see the GTV news report here:

 

 

Shaun and I have followed lead after lead to no avail.  We have kept optimistic as we’ve traveled around, donning our detective hats and armed with our proverbial magnifying glasses.

This journey has taken us to other cities and towns, and a myriad of on-line corners in cyber-space. This in turn has given us more leads, connections and people that want to help…. the Journey continues!

To all those that have come on-board with advice, leads, help with admin.. THANK YOU!

We will update again soon!

1995Shaun B

Boston Paul and Shaun Bettinson

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Published in: on May 11, 2016 at 5:59 PM  Comments (2)  

I Need War

I Kill For Peace 

 

I wrote these lyrics a few years ago and perform this song with my band DM4 – AKA – 大METⒶ4 (DaMeta4).

I Need War is a song that is sung in the first person of a CEO of a corporate bank who lends money out to keep their wars going.. cause that is how they live the good life.

We love performing this song and for those who know this DM4 song, here it is for your reading pleasure.

I NEED WAR

I need War, so I can have more

Fun watching people run from the bullets of my gun.
 
I need War because it’s profit
My war machine is growing ain’t nothing gonna stop it.
 
I need war so I can soar like an eagle flying high on the horizon… I got my eyes on
Those free passes
War of the Masses
NASA’s lads and lasses
Spying on the Masses.
 
I control everything you see
As long as you’re working, you’re working for me
The economy belongs to me
Every King and Country is in my control
I control the Nations
Inflation
Deflation
Salvation
… and what you call …the Creation.

I Need War so I can get more
Sun while I get shit done like Attila the Hun
Everybody needs some funny money
Some honey honey
On a sunny day…
I make distractions then kill the free my way

If Peace would pay, I’d be spreading Peace
Like they’re spreading bullets in the Middle East.

I Need War.
I Need War.
I Need War.

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Drill Sergeant: OK! It’s the First day of Basic Training!
And I’m here to indoctrinate your young impressionable mind!
So, I’m going to ask you this: Would you die for your God and your country?

Recruit: I’m not absolutely positive, sir!

Drill Sergeant: You’re not absolutely positive?? You WILL be positive by the end of today!
I’m going to ask you again!  Would you die for the sweet lord baby Jesus and the United States of Corporate Amerika?

Recruit: I’m not sure… could I perhaps kill someone else for their country instead?

Drill Sergeant: I’m going to ask you one more time! WOULD YOU DIE FOR THE SWEET LORD, BLOND HAIRED, WHITE SKINNED, BLUE EYED BABY JESUS AND THE RED WHITE & BLUE???

Recruit: HELL NO SIR!

Drill Sergeant: Well you had better get down.. AND GIVE ME TWENTY!

ONE – TWO – THREE – FOUR!

People People! Run for the Hills
Before they give you pharmaceuticals
Not for thrills
But for ills
You never knew you had
Then they tell you that Life ain’t so bad!

Do you know what I need?

I Need War!
I Need War!
I Need War!
I Need War!

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Published in: on February 20, 2016 at 1:08 AM  Comments (1)  

GET YOUR FREAK ON. The Meaning of Freak at FreakFest

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Freak is an old word – roughly 500 years old – and has gone through a few etymological changes as it has bounced around the English lexicon. The meaning has gone from changing one’s mind suddenly and without a reason; then to dance; to capricious behavior. As the years progressed it took on other meanings such as unusual thing or fancy and then became abnormally developed individual.  In the 1840s we found our first recorded freaks of nature, which included bearded ladies, the shortest, the tallest and the more-est.

The word has since taken on a more modern definition as: a person (or animal) exhibited as a strange deviation from nature;  as a person who has withdrawn from normal, rational behavior and activities to pursue an interest or obsession; and a hippie.

The word Freak eventually made its way to Taiwan, an Island Nation found in the South Pacific Sea –  just a few hours plane ride from Japan…  but we’ll get to that in a moment.

First, a bit about the Taiwan music scene.

Over the decades, there has been quite a Live  Music (and Festival!) Revolution in Taiwan.

Taiwan is now the host of a variety of festivals and gatherings.  These festivals are held at many different venues around the island and not only feature kick-ass bands playing original music, but also the rockers, the rollers, hippies, emo, Rainbow Gatherers, Burning Man Gatherers… and yes the Freaks! All venturing out to find like-minded people.

The events and gatherings found in Taiwan include (or have included) PeaceFest, Spring Scream, May Jam, LUVstock, Jazz Fest, Compass Food Festival, Taichung Rocks, Rainbow Gathering, just recently a Burning Man – and many more. These festivals have made, in their own way, a major impact on the music scene here on our Lovely Island Paradise.

One festival not mentioned – yet carries on the tradition of gatherings and perpetuates the groovy Music& Art Vibe – happens every Chinese New Year.

About eight years ago, a small group of people – freaky people – decided to have a little event on a farm in Kending – Kending being about the coolest place in the southern part of Formosa where one can go to tan and hit half way decent beaches.  They all got their freak on that weekend – called it FreakFest – and had such a good time that they decided to do it again… and again.

For the next several years after its Kending debut, FreakFest was held in Tainan City and has been brightening the vacations of Traveling Chinese New Year Revelers ever since.

This year, 2016 and The Year of the Monkey on the Chinese calendar, FreakFest will be held on the east coast of Taiwan in Taidong.

Taidong – specifically Dulan –  is known for its artsy fartsy artists, its musicians, cool people, aboriginals and beautiful scenery… definitely a place to spend a Chinese New Year and definitely the perfect place for FreakFest to be this year.

FreakFest is an event where being a freak is the norm. It’s where the unusual things, the fancy ones, the abnormally developed individuals, the bearded ladies and bikini wearing men converge. It’s an event you can meet awesome people, find a drum jam, watch some great shows, watch a fire spinner, Dance n Groove to some Freaky DJs and Freakier Bands.

FreakFest will take place in a field overlooking the ocean with Monkey Ass Mountain smiling over the event. The site – located at the end of a coconut grove – is stunning.

Here’s Monkey Ass Mountain:

Monkey Ass Mountain

FreakFest Day One is on Friday and will host international psytrance sensations DJ Dragon and DJ Koala among other awesome talent –  not to be missed!

FreakFest Day Two is on Saturday and will feature some of the most freakiest live bands all day til the wee wee hours.  And what better way to get your freak on than being part of an extended jam session (hosted by the Headliners 大METⒶ4 – AKA DM4 – from Taichung…. this band is the epitome of the crazy, the manic, and the freakiest of freaks!).

Hungry? Thirsty? There will be food and drink stalls serving artisan festival fare and plenty of amazing craft brews.

Don’t miss FreakFest 2016!

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For information on tickets, camping and more go to the FB Event site here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1696277960611991/

or the TinPan Roadhouse Page here:

https://www.facebook.com/TinPanRoadhouse/

Directions:


Driving ?
Drive along highway 11 to Dulan. Look for The Roadhouse near 7-11 in Dulan, find a place to park, go to The Roadhouse get the direction to the venue.

Public Transportation?
Take the train to Taitung (Taidong) train station, look for Dingtung bus (鼎東客運) near train station. You can take the bus and come straight to Dulan.  Get off the bus at the bus stop after the old Dulan Sugar Factory  (which is near Dulan 7-11) then look for The Roadhouse, ask the Roadhouse Staff for more info.  FreakFest is only a five minute walk from there!

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No Love for Jakarta?

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Religion is Poison and this time the Poison spreads through one of its Hosts (ISIS) in Indonesia… Jakarta to be exact.

It warms my heart to that everyone has used the social media flag filter – as they did with France – to show solidarity with Jakarta.

The News Feeds on social media are going ballistic with updates and pouring out of love, sympathy and empathy.

Wait a minute… none of that has fucking happened.

Crickets.

Not one peep.

Why?

Are the lives lost in France more important than our brothers and sisters in Jakarta?

Is it because Indonesia is a predominately Muslim Country? So who gives a fuck?

Is it because People from around the world like French Croissants and Escargot better than Indonesian Otak-Otak?

No matter who the Victims are –  Violence is Violence. Terrorism is terrorism and We The People should stand together.

#SolidaritywithJakarta

#KamiTidakTakut   (We Are Not Afraid)

Published in: on January 15, 2016 at 11:07 AM  Comments (2)  

The Beast In My Life is Under Control

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The Baby just kept staring

I remember chatting with an old timer quite a few years ago and he told me a story…

He had an eye twitch and would intermittently stare off into the distance and not say anything for several minutes. I dared not even clear my throat. After the moment passed he continued his story. I thought he might snap out of it, clear his throat and say, “Now where was I..?”

But he continued the story exactly where he had left off.

He told it to me in first person present tense narrative.

Like it was happening right then in front of me.

It was a creepy.

I found myself holding my breath for most of his tale…

His tale went something like this:

I AM HOLDING MY FRIEND’S BABY BOY. He is so small in my arms. He looks up at me gurgling and smiling. You’re great with kids, they say to me. Babies have a sense about people the same as animals. Babies can sense evil or if someone is inherently bad. This is what they say to me. I rock the small child in my arms, scarcely believing that once upon a time, I too, was once that tiny and people held me the same way. I sit down on a chair still holding this delicate child. Everyone else has gone into the kitchen and left me alone with him. I appear to be watching TV and the baby falls asleep in my lap. I look down at him and he takes a deep baby breath. I smile.


  At once I have this thought. I don’t know how this thought could have ever entered my mind, but suddenly I want to crush this child. I want to take his little head in one of my hands and squeeze it until I crush his skull. The baby is that cute. So cute that I could Love it to Death.

I remember once when I was a little child. Our dog gave birth to puppies. I remember how cute they were! I remember one little pup. I liked it best. How precious it was! I remember one time I gave it a big hug. I hugged it so tight, that it began to squirm. A moment later it stopped squirming and I was holding a dead little puppy. I almost cried. I ran out of our house and put the dead pup behind a stone wall where our rented property ended.

That night, Mother asked my sister, brother and I if we had seen one of the puppies. She looked at me when she asked. It was like she knew. I never owned up to it and I never admitted it to anyone…   not even myself.

I look down at the baby. He is looking right at me. Directly into my eyes. He’s not smiling anymore. I take his soft little head in my hand.

He stares at me and I stare right back.

I begin to squeeze.

“Is he sleeping? His mother comes into the living room.

“He was,”  I say. “Looks like he just woke up.”

She smiles at me.

“You’re so good with kids, Jess.”

The mother takes baby in her mother’s arms, but he is still staring at me.

I hate to be stared at.

I let out a deep sigh as the mother walks into the other room leaving me alone with my thoughts.

                                 ~The Beast in my Life is under control~

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You might also like to read some other short stories:

(slightly disturbing) https://bostonpaul.wordpress.com/2010/07/24/short-story-the-flame-that-softly-danced/

https://bostonpaul.wordpress.com/2010/01/17/short-story-stoned-at-the-fair/

https://bostonpaul.wordpress.com/2011/02/11/the-express-lane-10-items-or-less/

https://bostonpaul.wordpress.com/2012/06/25/interview-with-picasso/

Published in: on January 12, 2016 at 12:10 AM  Comments (1)  

Summer Life: Friends, Events & Other Bits in Pictures

The pictures you are about to see are mostly from this summer, but I snuck a few others in there.

They are friends and acquaintances from around the world sharing their Art, Music, Laughter and Love here in Taiwan.

1. Basic Human Needs in the Park. We raised money for kids that need it in India. (will comment on each picture soon… check back!)

Chantal Human!
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Chantal and Jess with Arlan on the kit
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Candice, Patty Guylene, Ah-Jie and Duece
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Mike, James, Cat and Mark of Lao-Wai

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Chantal and Boston Paul

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Little Aiden! What a dancer!

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Fellow Organizer Rita with Artist Cathy W.
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PJ and Boston Paul
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Jams with Arlan, Franklin and Duece

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2. A Grasshopper near my (Boston Paul) Corn and Basil.

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3. My friend Johnny (Taiwan) bought one of my favorite drums. I’ve had this drum for 12 years. It was hand made in Afrika.

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4. My Bro Yuri (South Africa)… he helped cut down a dangerous tree with his chain saw. (Tree in the background)

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5. My son. He is part of a drum class I teach to kids.
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5. Adam (England) and I jamming. Adam is on the Sitar.
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6. A Flag with a Wooden Penis… just because (think about it).

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7. A water color done of me by the girl in the foreground. Her name is Cathy (South Africa).
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8. Jonas (Sweden), Jamie (U.S.) and Brittany (U.S.) after a nice of Debauchery at The Refuge. This was the next morning.
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9. Me (Boston Paul The Militant Hippi) making a Djembe the traditional way right before a Massive Typhoon swept the Island.
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Published in: on August 21, 2015 at 2:04 PM  Leave a Comment  

A Friend. A Legacy. Your Life Matters.

My Birthday Anniversary AKA Life Celebration was this past July 2015.

On the morning of my Birthday Anniversary, I was checking Email, Social Media and doing other computer bits. I was going through all the well wishes and congratulations for making it this far in life… when suddenly, I read a post about my high-school friend Joe Garside. He passed away from complications resulting from an injury he got earlier in the year.

I sat staring at my computer screen in disbelief.

The notes of Happy Wishes that flooded my social media wall became a blur as I began pondering my own life and those in my life that help make – in some big and small way – my life what it is.

On this day when I’m expected to be celebrating my birth and subsequent life of ups, downs, curves and relative calm, I could only think about the lives of Friends that abruptly ended this year, 2015.

Specifically, Joe Garside, Hannah Hornsby, Simon Mowforth  and Lynn Miles.

Many of you knew at least one of these excellent humans, but even if you didn’t know them, perhaps you may still find a nugget of goodness to chew on and ponder.

They were all young (or acted young!), full of life, and were all taken suddenly as I, from my little corner of the earth, took them for granted – you know, because I thought they would always be there.

Here are my jumbled thoughts on each one of these special people:

Joe Garside (USA) was a high-school friend with whom I got to re-know through social media. He had come to visit me in Taiwan a few years ago (as he lived in nearby China) for a few days and it was awesome.  Joe and I realized we had so much more in common than we thought we did. We had both been in the military, disenfranchised with the way our home country was going and we believed in our fellow human beings.
When we met after years of not seeing each other, we talked about invention ideas, Chinese and Taiwanese culture, our high school years and had a good ol’ boys drinking session.  It was a memorable visit.  Joe moved back to The States for a short time, then got another contract in China. We talked about him visiting Taiwan again and the plan was another visit for the end of this year or beginning of next.  I imagine we would have picked up where we left off from his last visit… but alas, the time has passed and now I can only mourn and remember Joe in what has quickly become The ‘Old’ Days.

Hannah Hornsby (Canada) was a friend I met quite a few years ago here in Taiwan.  Though we had met a few times before, my first impressions of her was as a volunteer at the summer LUVstock Festival in Taichung.  She was so unbelievably helpful and talented. She watched the entrance gate, had great ideas, spun fire and gave that reassuring Hannah Smile of hers that made everyone feel welcome (see her smile at the end of this post). For me personally, the Hannah Smile affected me and let me know that despite the pressure and stress of putting on a festival – everything was going to be OK. And it was.
When the last band and the last reveler went home from the festival, Hannah organized everyone to help clean up. And as the sun popped its head over the mountains at 6AM Monday morning, and it was promising to be a beautiful sunny day, we talked  about music, politics, veganism, and life in general until lunch time. This past last year we kept planning on meeting again soon and I missed a few opportunities to see her…  and now I miss her all the time.
Hannah is now etched in my memory as someone who was there in The Good ‘Old’ Days, too.

Simon Mowforth (England) was a musician I met through other musician friends. He played with his band at The Refuge Community Venue in Taichung many times.  Simon often stuck around for the after-party which consisted of drinks, great conversations and memorable jams. What attracted me to Simon as a person wasn’t just the music and creativity,  it was his vast knowledge and collection of books. When we did get a chance to chat one on one, we mostly talked about books we had read. We both read many of the same books and discussed our feelings on them. We introduced each other to authors and books that had made a difference in each of our own lives. Literature, philosophy, physics, you name it.  No Book Genre was left unturned.
We had planned on getting together with our favorite books to trade, lend and copy for each other.  That never happened. Another opportunity to get to know a special human being even better… gone.
Ahh, do you remember The Good Old Days with Simon?

Lynn Miles was the oldest Earthling of the four. He was in his seventies, but you would not have known it.  I met Lynn years ago at various events around the Island, but it wasn’t until the early 2000s when my band played at an event he co-founded with others called Peacefest that I really got to know Lynn. Soon after I helped with some of the organization of Peacefest and did some admin and volunteering. Through Lynn, I was involved with other events as well. This is when he became a bit of a mentor.
I learned that Lynn was a real fighter for Taiwan Democracy back in the day – Back in the day is when fighting for democracy in Taiwan could get you killed. In fact he got kicked out of Taiwan for his work and moved to Japan so he could keep on being part of The Cause. He was awarded permanent residency in Taiwan by the government for his contributions. I read a book he co-wrote called ‘A Borrowed Voice’  and realized this man was the Real Deal.
We knew he was going to die at the beginning of this year when he was diagnosed with lung cancer. We had a few fundraisers for him as he could not work anymore.  Right up until he died, he still had that sparkle in his eye and a sense of strength. We weren’t sure when Lynn was going to pass on, it was all conjecture,  but we braced ourselves. A few days before we heard the news of him passing on, I had prepared questions and got my recording device ready so I could get one last interview with him.  That also never happened. He was gone before I knew it… and like the others, now I can only miss him and treasure the time I got to spend with him.
Lynn Miles also marks the end of an era.  Remember Lynn? Yeah those were The Good Old Days, eh?

*Everyone in our lives will eventually pass on… some sooner than others.  And all of us feel some amount of guilt as we recognize that we have lost opportunities of getting to know a Special Someone better – by having a laugh and a cry with them; by picking their brains and understanding what makes them tick.

Life is fleeting…. so frustratingly and painfully fleeting.

What are the lessons I’ve learned from this past Spring to Summer?
What are the epiphanies and realizations I’ve taken away from knowing these truly awesome people?

It all came to a hilt on the day I was supposed to be celebrating the day I was born:

*Give what we can of ourselves while we’re still Alive.
*Make People Happy.
*Stand up for Justice.
*Strive for Peace.
*Don’t take People for granted.
~and~
*Don’t miss opportunities to Love someone, Know someone and Care for someone…

…cause you just never know.

Everyone has a Legacy… think about what yours will be.

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The pictures above are Joe with his dog Loki, Lynn & Hannah, and Simon playing guitar.
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The Dangers of Fluoride

Stealth Health

Non est vivere, sed valera vita est

–MARTIAL, epigrams, 1st century A.D.

Written By: Boston Paul

Greetings and salutations. Welcome to Stealth Health: your manual for preventive medicine and guide on how to stay healthy, live well, and take control of your own body.  This S.H. report will clue you in to the dangers of fluoride. What is fluoride and why is it in EVERYTHING?

Be sure to investigate yourself, this is creepy stuff.

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I have written about Corpus Alimentarius in the past (I will get it up on this blog soon) and how  Korporation & the U.S. Government would have total control over what goes into your body (bye-bye vitamins without a prescription). So one might think, I’ll grow my own herbs and plants and get my vitamins that way! Better do it quick and make sure you are not using genetically modified seeds. Look into GMOs yourself, and in the coming months, expect an essay in S.H. about how these dastardly little evil-doers are knocking our ecosystem off balance.

S.H. Welcomes your comments, submissions and inquiries. Please send them to Stealth.Health@hotmail.com

I have broken my somewhat lengthy laborious lecture down to 8 parts:

This Month:

1. Introduction

2. What is Fluoride and What is It Used For?

3. A Brief History (A)

4. The Effects on the Body (A)

5. The Fluoride Time line

6. Conclusion

7. References

1. Introduction

Fluoride. There is much controversy surrounding the fluoride issue.  Both the pro-fluoride camp and anti-fluoride camp both vehemently defend and attack the use of fluoride on human beings. Years of research has convinced me that fluoride is not all it’s cut out to be. Studies reveal no significant differences in teeth between fluoride users and non-fluoride users. In fact, the negative aspects of fluoride out-weigh the positive (though the ‘positive’ effects are still open to heated debate). A few questions must be asked:  First, why does the government (and by default; the masses) allow fluoride to be put in their water anyway? Think about it. Why does the government – our benevolent leaders – feel it urgent to taint our water with a dangerous chemical to protect of all things on our bodies our teeth? Second, why does the government adamantly endorse the fluoridation of the water… is there a hidden agenda? Why not fill our water reserves with nutrients that enhance our intelligence? Or put Vitamin C in our water supply? Vitamin C has been proven to enhance health by supplying us with antioxidants.  Vitamin C is also instrumental in preventing diseases such as scurvy.

If fluoride is indeed ‘good’ for our teeth, then why can’t they just let the fluoride in toothpaste do its work? And perhaps the real concern is that if they can pipe a toxic chemical like fluoride into our water pipes, what is preventing them (or any hostile agent) from putting other things into our water supply? Who gives them the right anyway? My teeth are my own concern thank you very much. Brush your teeth and floss and stay away from junk food (not just for your teeth, but your overall well-being) and your teeth will be fine.

I have asked these questions and I have searched for answers and now they are here for you. Are you ready to hear about one of the biggest scams in history? We all believe that fluoride is added to the water supply, toothpastes, mouthwashes and bottled drinking water to help prevent tooth decay. Most of us believe that it is good for us. What I will show in this article is that the masses are being deceived and slowly poisoned and that the environment is suffering too. I will include a list of bottled water containing fluoride in Part 2.

Please take the time to read the references at the end and do a bit of research for yourself. As always I would love to get your feed back and any ideas you may have.

I remember going back to the States a few years ago and staying at my sister’s house. I was making dinner for everyone and asked if it was ok to use water from the tap. My sister said “of course… and it has fluoride in it too!” like that was a good thing. I almost fell over… but that is the general feeling in the States; that fluoride is good for you. Remember the old cigarette adverts and commercials? Tobacco was supposed to be good for you too. There were studies to ‘prove it’ and those anti-tobacco proponents were persecuted much the same way the anti-fluoride camp is now.

I have visited many pro-fluoride sites and they all report that fluoride is safe and good (1part per million [1ppm]) for you because the [government] scientists say that it is. They report that those who suspect conspiracy are wrong and that fluoride – and they stress this – in ‘small amounts’ is good for you. The studies that many of these sites quote are in fact Korporate sponsored government studies and quite often there are conflicts of interest with many of the these ‘researchers’ (i.e. some of these scientists have investments in the Korporation, are being funded by the Korporation or they are holding other posts in governmental agencies etc).

Numerous independent studies – and some government studies – that do not adhere to the status-quo when ready to make their findings public, are hard-pressed to find a journal that will publish them because of the possible backlash from big Korporations (that actually run the government). These Korporations not only profit from the sale of this poison but, conveniently, they also do not have to pay hundreds of millions of their dollars to eliminate or store this toxic waste. What a deal!

Neutral researchers such as John Yiamouyiannis, Dr. John Colquhoun and Phyllis Mullenix have all concluded that fluoride is dangerous to the human body. These superb scientists have lost funding and in some cases have been forced to resign from their projects because their studies do not kowtow to the status-quo. Ms. Mullenix began her research thinking that fluoride was an essential part of dental care, but when she saw what fluoride was doing to her rats; she researched further and subsequently dug up buried unfavorable stats, cover-ups, Korporate funding for research, ETC.  She published her findings in Neurotoxicology and Teratology (Vol. 17, No. 2 pp. 169 – 177. 1995). Her work, with other brave scientists, has shown that the fluoride ion is particularly damaging to the brain’s hippocampal region, which is the learning center. See Neurotoxicity of Fluoride below.

2. What is Fluoride and What is It Used for?

We all love those buttery potatoes or savory fish wrapped in aluminum baking slowly on the BBQ. Aluminum is one of the most abundant metals in the earth’s crust. We only started using it in the late 19th century because it is a pain in the neck to mine and refine. In 1886, a method was discovered to economically refine aluminum. Bauxite (an aluminum oxide and primary source of aluminum ore) was dissolved in cryolite which is a ten-atom molecule composed of one aluminum, three sodium and six fluorine atoms. They then used an electrolysis process and charged the mix thus separating the aluminum. When the aluminum was removed, the deadly poison sodium fluoride was (and still is!) the main byproduct. Wade Frazier explains the process in detail in his comprehensive report Fluoridation: A Horror Story. Fluoride is the bi-product of aluminum smelting and it is indeed a toxic waste.

So now we know what fluoride is, but what is it used for besides ‘protecting’ our teeth? Here are other uses of fluoride: Fluorine and its compounds are used in producing isotopically fractionated uranium (from UF6). Commercial fluorochemicals are used in many well known high-temperature plastics. Hydrofluoric acid is extensively used for etching the glass of light bulbs, etc. and fluorochloro hydrocarbons are used extensively in air conditioning and refrigeration.

3. A Brief History (A)

Very rare do we find a teacher that makes history fun and enlightening. My history teacher was boring at best and made us memorize numerous dates and tested us on those dates. Numbers with no meaning. He also fed us Amerika is the greatest country in the world BS without ever using history to show us why it was. I dreaded history because of the way it was taught to me. In my reports to you I always include a history because that is how we learn. History does indeed repeat itself, but if one is ignorant of it, then history is free to repeat itself again and again. Read. Read. Read. Knowledge is Power. Published here is some of that knowledge so that you may, dear reader, have power over your own body. Question Authority.

The first recorded instance of fluoride being dumped into the drinking water was in Nazi Germany. They did this to control the population and the minds of the people. Seventy some years later, this horrific Past has reared its ugly head once again. The Amerikan government has been steadfastly condoning fluoride in the water for its population since the 50s (not long after WWII, surprise surprise!). Many suspect that it is done to keep control of the American people under the BS guise of protecting their teeth. How absurd is that? Many countries have resisted fluoride in the water. Most of Europe is un-fluoridated.

It is a historical fact that Germany fluoridated Poland’s water before they invaded in 1939.  Was this to protect their teeth before they invaded their country and started killing them? Why would Nazi Germany fluoridate the water of a country that they would invade? This question begs looking into, eh?

The Nazi’s realized through human experimentation that fluoride actually made one docile and thus obedient (see Effects on the Body below).  Food For Thought: what do you suppose became of all the Nazi scientists and doctors after WWII? Were they tried and executed like many of the Nazi soldiers? Hardly. The majority of them received immunity and were allowed into the United States, bringing all there valuable human experimentation reports and knowledge with them. And the Flower Children are worried about testing on animals?

4. The Effects On the Body (A)

The positive effects of fluoride on the teeth are questionable. Research has been repressed and scientists have lost their jobs for reporting the truth, but here are some of the things that fluoride DOES do to the body and no scientist worth his salt can deny.

*Fluoride exposure disrupts the synthesis of collagen and leads to the breakdown of collagen in bone, tendon, muscle, skin, cartilage, lungs, kidney and trachea.

*Fluoride stimulates granule formation and oxygen consumption in white blood cells, but inhibits these processes when the white blood cell is challenged by a foreign agent in the blood.

*Fluoride confuses the immune system and causes it to attack the body’s own tissues, and increases the tumor growth rate in cancer prone individuals.

*Fluorides have a disruptive effect on various tissues in the body.

*Fluoride inhibits antibody formation in the blood.

*Fluoride promotes development of bone cancer.

*Soluble fluoride in drinking water (2 ppm) causes mottled enamel in teeth in children.

*Fluoride was found to be an equivocal carcinogen by the National Cancer Institute Toxicological Program.

*The reproductive effects of fluoride intake: lower birth rates, sperm count, and testosterone levels.

*Studies show there may be grave implications by ingesting fluoride. Findings point to Alzheimer disease, Dementia, Attention Deficit Disorder and reduced IQ in children.

*There is no scientific data that shows that fluoride mouth rinses and tablets are safe for human use.

Neurotoxicity of Fluoride, Fluoride, 1996, 29:2, 57-58 (Editorial by AWB and JC). This report has an interesting paper by Dr. Phyllis Mullenix and her collaborators. They recorded behavioral changes in rats after ingestion of fluoride, and found that the severity of the effect on behavior increased directly with plasma fluoride levels and fluoride concentration in specific brain regions. A reading of the full paper is well worthwhile. In their introduction, after observing an increase of dental fluorosis in humans after decades of water fluoridation, the authors comment:

“One concern that has not been fully investigated is the link between fluoride and effects on the central nervous system (CNS)…. Many years of ubiquitous fluoride exposure have not resulted in obvious CNS problems such as seizures, lethargy, salivation, tremors, paralysis, or sensory deficits. Still unexplored, however, is the possibility that fluoride exposure is linked with subtle brain dysfunction.”

If only one thing listed here is true, that should be enough to make some life changes.  Don’t ya think? Question Authority.

THE FLUORIDE TIME-LINE

1855, 1893, 1907:Smelters in Freiburg, Germany pay damages to neighbors injured by fluoride emissions. Fluorides are also identified as the cause of crippled cattle in the area since 1877.

1916:The first evidence of brown mottling of teeth is reported in the United States, and would be eventually found to be caused by fluorides in water.
1928:Sigmund Freud’s nephew, Edward Bernays, writes the book Propaganda. He explains how to control the public mind: “those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. Our minds are molded; our tastes are formed, largely by men we have never heard of.” He goes on; “if you can influence group leaders, either with or without their conscious cooperation, you automatically influence the group which they sway.”
1930:Kettering Laboratory is founded from gifts from Ethyl Corporation, General Electric and DuPont (all connected I.G. Farben in Germany) to “investigate chemical hazards in American industrial operations” under contract, with provision that research “shall not be released to the public without the consent of the contracting company.” During the mid-20th century, Kettering dominated the medical literature on the toxicology of fluorides, but information wasn’t released to the public.
1931:Three independent groups of scientists determine that fluoride in the water is the cause of dental mottling. Dr. Gerald Cox of the Mellon Institute, owners of Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA), would later solve the expensive disposal problem with toxic fluorides by convincing others that it could be dumped in the public water supply as a “preventative” for tooth decay.
1931:Public Health Service dentist H. Trendley Dean is dispatched by ALCOA founder Andrew Mellon to certain remote towns in the Western U.S. where water wells have a naturally high concentration of calcium fluorides. Dean’s mission would be to find out how much fluoride people could physically tolerate before obvious visible damage to their teeth. Dean publishes a purposely skewed and deceptive study which purports to show that at 1ppm, fluorides result in the “reduction of tooth decay”.
1931 to 1939:The U.S. Public Health Service seeks to remove fluorides from water supplies because of endemic mottled teeth. ALCOA’s fluoride proposals have not been made known to the public or government yet.
1931:I.G. Farben and ALCOA sign Altered Agreement pooling patents, which would continue through 1939 and beyond. I.G. Farben complex begins large contributions to fund Nazi cause.
1939:ALCOA-sponsored biochemist Gerald J. Cox fluoridates rats in his lab and mysteriously concludes that “fluoride reduces cavities”. He makes a public proposal that the U.S. should fluoridate its water supplies. Cox begins to tour the U.S. promoting fluoridation.
1939: September 29, Mellon Institute scientist Gerald J. Cox plays a major role in the promotion of fluoridation by saying “the present trend toward removal of fluorides from food and water may need reversal. Water engineers had been recommending a maximum allowable fluoride contaminant level of 0.1 part per million (ppm), maintaining a tenfold margin of safety. (When fluorides were eventually added to water through Korporate pressure, that safety factor would be thrown out and the level raised tenfold beyond the engineering recommendations in 1939, when fluoride was properly recognized as a toxic contaminant. Note: Mellon Institute was founded by Andrew and Richard Mellon, former owners of ALCOA, plagued by disposal problems of toxic fluoride by products.

1939:U.S. Public Health Service regulations state “the presence of fluorides in excess of 1 ppm shall constitute rejection of the water supply.” (Yet, when water fluoridation is instituted, levels are set at a minimum of 1 ppm)
1942: Germany becomes world’s largest producer of aluminum (and Sodium Fluoride). Fluoride is used in the concentration camps to render the prisoners docile and inhibit the questioning of authority.
1944: Oscar Ewing is put on the payroll of the ALCOA, as an attorney. In 1947, Ewing was made Federal Security Agency (FSA) Administrator. The US Public Health Service, then a division of the FSA, comes under the command of Ewing, and he begins to vigorously promote fluoridation nationwide. Ref: May 25-27 Hearings before the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. Ewing’s public relations strategist for the fluoride campaign was Freud’s nephew, Edward L. Bernays. Bernays conducts a public relations campaign to promote fluorine ingestion by applying Freudian theory to induce public acceptance. It was one of Bernays most successful campaigns.

1950: The 24th edition of the U.S. Dispensatory (pp 1456-1457) defines fluorides as “violent poisons to all living tissue because of their precipitation of calcium. They cause fall of blood pressure, respiratory failure, and general paralysis. Continuous ingestion of non-fatal doses causes permanent inhibition of growth … the use of fluoride-containing dentifrices and internal medicants is not justified.” In subsequent editions, the editors removed this entire portion. Why? Science and biology don’t change. Political agendas do.
1950:The U.S. Public Health Service officially publicly endorses the concept of the addition of fluorides to public water supplies.
1950:The Seventh Annual Report of the Sugar Research Foundation (SRF) recognizes sugar as the major cause of tooth decay. The SRF furnishes grants to the Harvard Department of Nutrition to “solve the tooth decay problem without restricting sugar consumption”. The result of these grants was the advocating of water fluoridation. Two institutions most aggressive in promotion of water fluoridation, the Dental Schools of Harvard and the University of Rochester, receive large grants for fluoride research from the sugar industry (does anyone see anything wrong with this?).
1950:Soviets add fluorides to water in prison system to maintain subservience in the inmate population. In the 1940’s, fluorides are shipped to the Soviets from the U.S. via Alaska for use in their Gulag prison system. The U.S. continues to promote use of fluoride in the public water supplies.
1952: After Dr. A.L. Miller, former Nebraska Health Commissioner, became a Congressman, and found he’d been bamboozled by the former highly paid attorney for ALCOA; Oscar Ewing, into helping fluoridate the water of Washington, D.C.  Miller revealed at a Congressional Hearing (March 24, 1952 Congressional Record), how he had been misled. He asked how Mr. Ewing became Federal Security Administrator and whether ALCOA “might not have a deep interest in getting rid of the waste products from the manufacture of aluminum products”. Miller asked Dr. John D. Porterfield of the U.S. Department of Agriculture if studies had been done to see what fluorides might do to pregnant women. Porterfield replied, “They have different objectives in mind, sir. There is more money available for matters that have economic value than there is for health.”
1952:The American Dental Association (ADA) publishes an issue of its Journal instructing its dentists not to discuss their personal opinions about fluoride.
1952 to 1956:The cities on the “fluoridation list” begin to fluoridate their water supplies. As the process of water fluoridation continued, the cancer death rate of the fluoridated cities began to exceed the rate of un-fluoridated cities.
1954: Scientist Charles E. Perkins is sent to Germany by the U.S. after WW2 to supervise the breakup of I.G. Farben. He states: “the real purpose behind water fluoridation is to reduce the resistance of the masses to domination and control, and loss of liberty.”
1954:The Christian Science Monitor surveyed all 81 Nobel Prize winners in the fields of chemistry, medicine and physiology on their opinion regarding water fluoridation. Seventy-nine percent failed to endorse water fluoridation, which the promoters claim is endorsed by all “reputable” scientists.
1955:Dr. William Wolf, a clinical professor at New York University School of Dentistry, observes four cases of poisoning from drinking fluoridated water. After verifying the diagnosis, he warns colleagues. The Dean of the University then informs him that his teaching services are no longer needed. Wolf informs the Dean that he’ll go public. The Dean drops the matter.
1957: June 22: Controversial statement from Oliver Kenneth Goff (a member of the Communist Party and the Young Communist League from May 2, 1936 to October 9, 1939), reveals he testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1939, as to the implementation of the fluoridation of American public water supplies in the same way they used it as a brain tranquillizer at Soviet prison camps. Goff reflected that the Party leaders felt fluoridation would bring about lethargy in the U.S, and keep the public docile during a steady encroachment of Communism. Also discussed, was keeping a store of deadly fluoride near the water supplies where during a time of revolt it could be dumped wholesale into the water supply and either kill off the populace, or threaten them with liquidation, so that they would surrender to obtain fresh water. (See Ref#64,65). Sworn statement in Arapahoe Country, Colorado, notarized. (Ref: Fluoridation, by Isabel Jansen, R.N, 1990, ISBN 0-932298-73-7, page 128, Tri-State Press, Antigo, Wisconsin 54409)

1959:In the report of the proceedings of the 3rd Medical-Dental Conference on the Evaluation of Fluoridation, held on March 7, 1959 in New York City, the committee concluded that “It is apparent that the practice of fluoridation is not the simple, trustworthy procedure that the promoting authorities have given the profession and the public to believe. Added to the lack of control of fluorides at the consumers tap are these major uncertainties: the gross variation in individual water consumption, the varied intake of fluorides in food and the fluoride intake from atmospheric and occupational exposure. These unpredictable issues make meaningless any talk about “controlled individual fluorine intake.” Most, if not all of this research has been buried by the authorities, who maintain glibly that “fluoride compounds are safe in the water supply”. This is willful criminal negligence and conspiracy.
1960:The ADA issues a pamphlet for public consumption called Fluoridation Facts: Answers to Criticisms of Fluoridation. In defense of the use of toxic fluoride compounds in public water supplies (which is a grievous crime against humanity, since it means mandated involuntary public medication), they used the logic that “people have been known to live to a ripe old age” in areas where the water supply is fluoridated. Unfortunately, they neglected to mention that the addition of fluoride to the water supply correlated directly with the number of still births, mongoloid children, brittle teeth, enlarged dental root structures, adverse spinal conditions, osteomalacia (softening of the bones), and osteoporosis (abnormally porous and spaced structure inside bone) in the medicated population as opposed to control populations that were un-medicated.

1960:The Committee on Fluoride meets in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Dr. G.E. Hall guides the deliberations. His daughter was employed by an aluminum corporation with fluoride pollution problems, he was himself serving as honorary advisory director for a leading fluoridation promotion organization, and his university (University of Western Toronto) was the recipient of grants from the U.S. Public Health Service (three conflicts of interest). Fluoridation of all public water supplies in Canada was advocated.
1961:Sweden’s Supreme Court declared fluoridation illegal.
1964:The Ministry of the Interior of Denmark issues a public announcement “fluoridation of public water supplies as well as of all consumables is prohibited”.
1965: When asked about the advisability of adding sodium fluoride to table salt, the FDA on July 12th answered, “We would consider the addition of sodium fluoride to table salt as a violation of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.”
1968:Emmanuel Landau, Ph.D., Statistical Advisor for the Center of Air Pollution Control, admits that fluoride pollution poses a potential danger to humans, saying “anything we don’t know about constitutes a potential hazard. We know almost nothing about fluoride pollution. There is a great need for more research.” [Note: Here we see the repeated lie that “little is known about fluoride pollution”, despite the fact that there are probably more studies and more articles written on fluoride toxicity than on any other poison.]
1969:The fluoridated cities had an average cancer death rate of 225 per 100,000 people, while non-fluoridated cities had an average cancer death rate of 195 per 100,000. The data indicates a fluoride-linked increase of cancer of 10% in 13 -17 years. These figures were checked and confirmed in 1979 by the U.S. National Cancer Institute. The increase in cancer death observed in fluoridated cities occurred primarily in people ages 45 and over; this fact is explainable because both the immune system and the normal DNA repair process (the two major defense systems against cancer) decline with age.
1970: (April) A spokesman for Reynolds Aluminum Company is quoted in the Environmental Handbook Prepared for the First National Environmental Teach-In as stating that “it is cheaper to pay fines for polluting the environment than to control fluorides” (pay for the destruction of fluoride hazardous wastes).
1971:In the AMA’s Drug Evaluation News, physicians are advised not to give children fluoride and vitamin pills together. [Note: Children do not retain as much fluoride when they are also given essential nutrients such as calcium, which acts as an antidote to fluorides. It leads one to wonder why the AMA would want children to accumulate more fluorides.] Also, a study conducted by Dr.S.H. Cohn and his associates at the Medical Research Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, Long Island (reported in the January American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, concluded that fluorides cannot be considered an effective treatment for osteoporosis.
1971:Germany bans water fluoridation.
1971:The Swedish Parliament repeals the country’s fluoridation law on Nov 18, and in doing so stated “valid evidence to support the claims widely quoted by fluoridation proponents simply does not exist”. The American news media maintained silence in not reporting this notable event. [Fluoridation and Truth Decay, Caldwell, 1974, p.287 ] See 1961.
1972:Sweden bans water fluoridation.
1972:A scientific study published in the AMA publication Archives of Environmental Health (July) showed “dangerous levels of lead (above 5%) in the outer coatings of tubes of Crest, Fresh Breath, Macleans, Craig Martin and Worthmore toothpastes”. The article also stated that “potentially hazardous amounts of lead in the toothpaste itself were found in Crest, Fresh Breath and Worthmore toothpastes”. As expected, toothpaste makers denied these findings, but presented no documentation to justify their denial. These disclosures are additional reasons for attaching little scientific merit to an ADA endorsement, including its endorsement of fluoridation.
1972:On February 22, opponents of water fluoridation in Massachusetts appeared before the Legislative Social Service Committee to speak in favor of a bill asking for an impartial study commission to evaluate the dental and medical effects of fluoridation in communities fluoridated for 10 or more years. However, dentists and public health officials fought desperately to prevent this bill from appearing before the legislature (Surprised?)
1973:Netherlands bans water fluoridation on June 22. Holland’s Supreme Court ruled that “In its judgment, the High Court considered the fluoridating of a public water supply to be a medical measure and outside the purpose of the Dutch waterworks law which obligates a water board to ensure a supply of wholesome drinking water without the addition of any medical substance.”
1975:Dr. John Yiamouyiannis publishes a preliminary survey which shows that people in fluoridated areas have a higher cancer death rate than those in non-fluoridated areas. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) attempts to refute the studies. Later in 1975, Yiamouyiannis joins with Dr. Dean Burk, chief chemist of the NCI (1939-1974) in performing other studies which are then included in the Congressional Record by Congressman Delaney, who was the original author of the Delaney Amendment, which prohibited the addition of cancer-causing substances to food used for human consumption. Both reports confirmed the existence of a link between fluoridation and cancer. (Note: Obviously Dr. Burk felt free to agree with scientific truth only after his tenure at NCI ended, since his job depended on towing the party line).
1977:Congressional representative L.H. Fountain, chairman of the 1977 Sub-Committee Hearings on Fluoride, states that “the carcinogenic nature of fluoride remains unanswered” and orders the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS – in on the fluoride conspiracy anyway!) “to conduct animal studies to see if fluoride causes cancer”. Dr. Herman Kraybill, from the NCI (who in 1972 had been chosen by NCI to write a memo saying that fluorides don’t cause cancer) was placed in charge of these studies. Kraybill boldly states, “this will be the final study to confirm negativity of fluoride ions in carcinogenesis.” He cites 13 studies having nothing to do with the subject of fluorides and cancer in order to support his claim that “no link between fluorides and cancer existed.” (NCI Director Dr. Arthur Upton later admitted the 13 studies had nothing to do with the subject of the study). Congressman Fountain showed that Dr. Hoover and other NCI officials had purposely withheld information and had purposely sent fraudulent data to professors at Oxford, who published data as their own, defending the use of fluorides.
1978:Pomeranian Medical Academy in Poland discovers that fluorides cause genetic damage in human blood cells.
1979:The January 20th edition of the New York Times carried a story in which a child was killed because of a lethal dose of fluoride at a city dental clinic. The parents were awarded $750,000.
1983:The U.S. EPA deputy assistant administrator Rebecca Hammer points out that fluoride-polluting industries can get paid for using public drinking water as a sewer for their toxic waste products when she says “this agency regards the use of fluorisilic acid as a source of fluorides for water fluoridation an ideal environmental solution to a long standing problem of contamination of the water and air from fertilizer manufacturing.”
1983:A symposium takes place at the University of Michigan after years of planning between the US Dept. of Health and Human Services, the USPHS Michigan state health plans, the Kellogg Foundation, CDC,Medical Products Labs and others to “discuss the status of organized opposition to fluoridation, to analyze probable motives influencing the anti-fluoride movement, to develop political and legal strategies for the defense and promotion of fluoridation, and to access the need for a national fluoridation strategy.” Dr. Dennis Leverett of the University of Rochester reported that his committee felt that fluoridation was a “political issue and not a scientific situation”.

The Symposium was a taxpayer-supported event. Also attending were members of the ADA National Fluoridation Advisory Committee, John Small (the government’s pro-fluoride czar), the American Association of Dental Schools, members from the Illinois and Ohio State Departments of Health, and the Chief Dental Officer of the Department of Health and Human Services. The proceedings were published in a 129-page book titled “Fluoridation: Litigation and Changing Public Policy.” Dr. William T.Jarvis, a member of the board of the American Council of Science and Health (a front group for the junk food industry), speaks on “The Psychology of Anti-fluoridation”, noting that debates on fluoride always “seems to result in people becoming anti-fluoridationist.” Dr. Stephen Corbin of the USPHS suggested that a mandatory State Fluoridation Law be developed, and a Dr. Easley suggested processes be initiated to deny those seeking relief through the courts their right to due process.

Dr. D. Scott of Blue Cross/Blue Shield suggested that the cost of litigation defending fluoridation should be borne by taxpayers! Ms. Colleen Wulf of the Ohio Department of Health reported that her committee suggested formation of a non-profit organization which would coordinate with CDC and ADA, and pointed out that CDC has already drafted promotional materials for fluoride, and that the ADA and the USPHS had already formed an ad-hoc Committee to plan for the Legal Defense of Community Water Fluoridation. She suggested the name of the new group might be the “Coalition for Improved Dental Health, or something similar”. NOT ONE SCIENTIST ATTENDED the University of Michigan Symposium: those attending were dental hygienists, two dentists, five had degrees in P.R., Education, Psychology, or Public Health, one had no degree at all and the introduction was written by psychiatrist Stephen Barrett, who ironically would maintain a website in 1997 on “medical quackery”.
1985:The work of Takuya Saito in Japan demonstrates that even micro molecular amounts of fluoride, below 1ppm, may seriously depress the ability of white blood cells to destroy pathogenic agents in the body.
1986: Study by Kay, A.R., et al, is published in the Journal of Neuroscience (Vol 6, pp.2915-2920,1986), “Fluoride in cerebrospinal fluid of patients with fluorosis”, in which it was shown that intracellular fluorides can alter the kinetic properties of calcium currents in hippocampal neurons, which can affect behavior.
1989:In 1989 Dr.Yiamouyiannis used the Freedom of Information Act to obtain carcinogenicity studies conducted by Proctor and Gamble (one of the makers of fluoridated toothpaste) that were submitted to (and covered up by) the U.S. Public Health Service. These studies showed dose dependent cell abnormalities caused by fluoride. These results were reported in the February 22, 1990 issue of the Medical Tribune. Additional studies by Proctor and Gamble scientists confirmed the link between oral precancerous growth and fluoride, as well as an increase in osteomas (bone tumors) and osteosarcomas (bone cancer). In fact, the National Cancer Institute found in 1991 that the incidence of bone cancer was 50% higher in males 0-19 years of age exposed to fluoridated water compared to those who were not.
1990:The ADA issues a Press Release which states “water fluoridation remains the safest, most effective, and most economical public health measure to reduce tooth decay.”
1990:The National Toxicology Program in February releases its pathological data tables with a cover letter which, in a turnabout, claims “there has not been any evidence that shows a relationship between fluoridation and cancer or any other diseases in humans”, and “water fluoridation has proven highly effective in improving the nation’s dental health by markedly reducing tooth decay”. The NTP final report, issued in March, omitted all studies which showed genetic damage from fluorides, and important studies showing that fluorides induce tumors and cancers were ignored. Kraybill, head of the NTP study, becomes a consultant to the American Council of Science and Health (ACSH), who threatens to sue the EPA if it “tries to undermine public confidence in fluoride.”
1990:A study by Dr.John Yiamouyiannis on 39,000 school children contradicts any alleged benefits from the use of sodium fluorides.
1990:Dr. John Colquhoun in New Zealand is forced into early requirement in New Zealand after he conducts a study on 60,000 school children and finds no difference in tooth decay between fluoridated and un-fluoridated areas. He also finds that a substantial number of children in fluoridated areas suffered from dental fluorosis. He makes the study public.
1991:The EPA again engages ICAIR Life Systems to perform a “literature search on fluorides”. A researcher for ICAIR, Dr. John Beaver, admits that he was instructed to select only certain reports and ignore others. The final series of reports was sent to EPA, who forwarded them to the Subcommittee on Risk Assessment of Ingested Fluoride of the National Academy of Sciences as an “independent” report. Five out of eight members of the Subcommittee are historically pro-fluoridation.
1992:Michael Perrone, a legislative assistant in New Jersey, contacts the FDA requesting all information regarding the safety and effectiveness of fluoride tablets and drops. After 6 months of stalling, the FDA admitted they had no data to show that fluoride tablets or drops were either safe or effective. They informed Perrone that they will “probably have to pull the tablets and drops off the market.”

1992:Another scientific study reveals that fluorides suppress the immune system. [Gibson, S., “Effects of Fluoride on the Immune System”, Complimentary Medical Research, Vol 6, No.3, October 1992, pp.111-113.]
1992:The EPA is ordered to reinstate a senior scientist, William Marcus, and pay him $50,000 for emotional distress, after firing him because he publicly questioned and opposed EPA policy on the use of fluorides in water supplies.
1994:A study on the physiological and behavioral effects of Sodium Fluoride is published on October 12. The study is done by Mullenix, Denbensten, Schunior and Kernan, from the Toxicology Department, Forsyth Research Institute in Boston, the Department of Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School, the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Eastman Dental Center, and the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Iowa State University. According to the study (published in Neurotoxicology and Teratology, Vol 17, No. 2, pp. 169-177, 1995), while fluorides have a great number of effects on the body, the effect on the brain and central nervous system structures were examined, and it was found that fluorides affect the hippocampus, the central processor which integrates input from the environment, memory, and motivational stimuli to produce behavioral decisions and modify the memory.

1995:In Australia, the Tasmanian government passes a bill to prohibit the holding of meetings on the subject of fluoridation. Called the “Consequential Amendments Bill”, it is later withdrawn for rewording and reissue at a later date.
1995:A Chinese study on fluorides finds that the IQ of children is lowered in fluoridated areas. Zhang, I.B., et al, “Effect of a High Fluoride Water Supply on Children’s Intelligence”
1995:On the 50th anniversary of fluoridation in the United States and Canada, a study published by P.Mullenix et al, reveals “the functional output of the central nervous system is vulnerable to fluorides, and that the effects on behavior depend on the age at which exposure takes place and how much fluoride accumulates in brain tissue.” Furthermore, “fluorides in drinking water affect the nervous system directly without first causing skeletal deformations from fluorosis”. Proponents of fluoridation typically use fluorosis as a measure of effect, when in fact neural effects occur at a very low dosage.

Conclusion:

Research and decide for yourself. Take control of your body! Remember though evidence strongly suggests the masses are being slowly poisoned by fluoride, it matters not if you believe it or not. What matters is that the government and Korporations have decided to medicate the masses. They are gaining ever-more control of your Health. They make sure that certain vitamins and plants illegal because that is how they stay in power and control. Why is alcohol legal and hemp illegal? Alcohol is clearly worse on the body.  Education is key. Developing your body and mind and achieving total balance in your life should be your life goal. Look for signs of government/Korporation intervention and avoid it like the plague. Question Authority. In fact, question what I write here. I beg you Dear Reader; prove me wrong. I seek Truth. Your Health and what you ingest should be YOUR decision, no one else’s.

There are those of us who seek Truth and Question Authority. We’re not conspiracy theorists, though every conspiracy begins with a theory. We’re not deranged, paranoid, internet geeks reading all the hype on the internet. We’re Lovers of Mother Earth, Humanity and Freedom. We seek knowledge; for Knowledge is Power. Not the Power that Korporations and many politicians seek; but the Power over our minds and bodies; the Power to live free and have control over our lives. This has been an ongoing battle for centuries.

For those of you seeking Truth; there will be those who disagree. There will be antagonists, pessimists, propagandists and such from the other side; this is good. Listen to them and research what they have to say. Be Aware: Answers are everywhere.

Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, John L. O’Sullivan and Henry David Thoreau have all in their own way said it best: an ideal government is that which governs least. I agree 100%.

REFERENCES

 

References:

1. http://curezone.com/dental/fluoride.asp

2. http://www.rense.com/general36/history.htm

3. http://www.apfn.org/apfn/water.htm

4. http://sanfrancisco.tribe.net/listing/Scientific-Study-Finds-Fluoride-Horror-Stories-Factual/san-francisco-ca/c15e55f7-44f7-4961-9eb2-3da49fad656a

5. A Chronology of Fluoridation By Val Valerian

 

More references posted soon.

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LUVstock Gathering 2010 English & 中文

Every year, the past 6 or so, the Refuge Community puts on a festival called LUVstock.  Thought I would put up the Gathering here and let y’all check it out!

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WELCOME TO 6th(ish) annual LUVstock!

Taichung’s only Music/Art /LUV Festive Gathering!

JULY 10 – 11, 2010 Dakeng, Taichung, Taiwan

@ Dong Shan Paradise!

... like Seeds!

LUVstock Poster Tshirt

LUVstock@Live.com

WELCOME TO 6th(ish) annual

LUVstock! ENGLISH below AFTER The Chinese! Thank you Musicians, DJs, Volunteers, and Guests for Supporting the LUV. This is your Community! Strong Loving Communities can change the World The BAND SCHEDULE! LUVstock 2010  BAND SCHEDULE:   Saturday Main Stage
  1. 330PM – 410: Native Space Jam: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Native-Space/313475458461?ref=ts
 
  1. 410 – 450: Avery Day & The Hotpot Players:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Hot-Pot-Players/347315448922?ref=ts  
  1. 455 – 530: Jim James
 
  1. 535 – 615: The Okay Cars:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Okay-Cars/130083850348299?ref=ts&v=wall  
  1. 620 – 700: Master Mock: http://www.facebook.com/pages/MASTER-MOCKchao-cui-da-shi-le-tuan/190431304556?ref=ts
 
  1. 705 – 740: David Chen & The Muddy Basin Ramblers: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Muddy-Basin-Ramblers/122622438133?ref=ts
  2. 745 – 815: Awesome Shit: http://www.facebook.com/awesomeshit?ref=ts
 
  1. 820 – 900: Zinnia: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Zinnia-bai-ri-cao/105703369458963?v=wall
 
  1. 905 – 945: 2 Acres Plowed: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=30627064272&ref=ts
 
  1. 950 – 1030: The Ever So Friendlies: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000863615539
 
  1. 1035 – 1110: Sky Jazz: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sky-Jazz-le-tuan/162250088551?ref=ts
 
  1. 1110 – 1120: Marcus Aurelius Mix w/ Sky Jazz
 
  1. 1120 – 100AM: DJ Marcus Aurelius: http://www.facebook.com/pages/DJ-Mixter-T/119850735084?ref=ts#!/djmarcusa?ref=ts
   
  1. 1ooAM – 230AM: DJ Mixter T. : http://www.facebook.com/pages/DJ-Mixter-T/119850735084?ref=ts
  Acoustic Stage
  1. 3:00 – 345PM: Mr. Funshine
 
  1. 3:45 – 4:30PM: Red Rob
   
  1. 4:30 – 5:15 PM: Dawid Vorster
 
  1. 5:15 – 6:00PM: The Blur Brother: DCR
    SPECIAL DJ STAGE
  1. 830PM- 945PM: DJ Francisco Pakirri: http://www.facebook.com/thepanamaniac?ref=ts
 
  1. 945PM – 1100PM: DJ Alonzo Lively: http://www.facebook.com/thepanamaniac?ref=ts#!/alonzolively?ref=ts
   
  1. 1100PM – 1215AM: DJ Tek: http://www.facebook.com/thepanamaniac?ref=ts#!/iamdjtek?ref=ts
 
  1. 1215AM – 130AM: DJ Colour Wolf
      SPECIAL DJ STAGE SATURDAY   1.      830PM- 945PM: Francisco Pakirri 2.      945PM – 1100PM – Alonzo Lively 3.      1100PM – 1215AM – DJ Tek 4.      1215AM – 130AM – Colour Wolf     ACOUSTIC STAGE SATURDAY   1.   3:00 – 345PM: Mr. Funshine 2.    3:45 – 4:30PM: Red Rob 3.  4:30 – 5:15 PM: Dawid Vorster 4. 5:15 – 6:00PM The Blur Brother: DCR         SUNDAY July 11, 2010 MAIN STAGE   1PM – 3PM: LUVjams with Special Guests 3PM – 350PM: Reign Dear 400 – 500PM: Mike Mudd & The Silence Mike Mudd: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1504090373&ref=ts The Silence: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=219152080730&ref=ts 510 – 600PM: Fake Girls 600 – 650PM: The Infinite Minute 700 – 800PM: The Refuge Jamz 830PM LUVstock Ceremonious Ending.   歡迎加入第六年的LUVstock ! 台中唯一愛的 音樂藝術祭! E-mail: LUVstock@Live.com 內容: 1. 什麼是LUVstock? 2. 最近訊息 3. 活動 4. 攤販 5. 常見問題 6. 指南/地圖 CONTENTS: 1. What is LUVstock? 2. Recent luvNEWS 3. ACTIVITIES 4. VENDORS 5. FAQs 6. DIRECTIONS/MAPS 1. 什麼是LUVstock? LUVstock 是生命的喝采 「即使在一個煩亂的政治世界裡, 我們應該感謝每一天生命的延續與真理」, 對於我們的使命, 生活安穩的人更應分享 生命的正面能量. 有人說錢使世界運轉, 但不是每個人都能進入那個所謂的錢世界, 而事實上超過一半世界的人們無法辦到. 有些人賺很多錢並不貢獻, 有人貪圖財富, 偷錢, 謀殺, 甚至有人說他們愛的是金錢; 我們說只有愛才能使世界運轉! 愛無法用錢取得, 也無法偷去, 更不能把愛抹殺儘管有人為愛而死. 只有分享越多我們的愛, 更多的愛就會在我們生活中. 因為我們愛你! 這就是為什麼參加LUVstock不用錢, 人們一起懷著愛來LUVstock 捐贈所能, 這是一個共同社會的聚會, 所以LUVstock 必須支出基本的場地, 音響設備跟種種經費等… LUVstock與大家茁壯成長, 每一年也積極的改變, 保證今年會是一個最明亮的夏季!!大家坐在草地上吃喝玩音樂互相認識甚至舉辦婚禮, 2009年近千人來自台灣及海外各地享受現代音樂與藝術,並了解認識與大自然共處的社區意識 . 舉辦位置: 台中市/北屯區/東山路二段151之2號 /東山樂園 在這個台灣島嶼上, 你永遠不會知道下一秒會如何發生在這個聚會 今年 2010我們將有源源不絕的作曲家 演奏家 DJs, 及震驚視覺的多位藝術家從台灣各地前來演奏(見下). 東山樂園已經是一個被遺棄的 遊樂園, 如今仍有完好的茶室/熱水/旅館等設備. 當我們勘查場地, 跟對方說起我們的計畫時, 他們真的很高興這美麗的樂園將再度被使用. 真的很感謝社區又將愛聯結在一起! 去年超過700人參加, 今年期望千人朝聖. 來當我們愛的一份子!! 7月10,11日– 將讓你愛上! 2. 最近訊息Recent LUVnewz! *2010世足! 對於愛與世足的你, LUVstock將為你呈現前16強世足賽 感謝Zo提供投攝影機 *樂團/藝術/攤位! 為了能聯絡你, 我們需要您的 EMAIL與手機號碼 ! *在 LUVstock過夜 (露營者/旅客 …尚有空房,請盡快連絡我們!): 房價 見 常見問題(往下) 預 約訂房請留下: 1. 姓名 2. 手機號碼 3. Email 4. 需求 (露營? 旅館房間? 熱水浴缸?) (參考房間請看LUVstock 預告片) http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=589105894#!/video/video.php?v=1282952964437&ref=mf * LUVstocker人們! 請至http://taiwandeal.com /luvstock-6th-ish-annual-2010/印出黑白雞寶寶的傳單, 助LUVstock一臂之力散播愛給你的朋友, 樂迷 與大眾,感謝大家的愛! *活動無論是雨天還是晴天! (天氣將會是大自然的禮物!) 我們都是被大自然籠罩的子民, 即使是雨天, 你也不會淋溼腳踩泥濘(東山樂園很大) * LUVstock今年有四個舞台! 樂團舞台, 特邀 DJ 舞台, DJ 台, 河邊acoustic台. 其他項目 *人體彩繪! 我們的當地紋身師將會幫你做臉部或身體彩繪…. 帶孩子親自體驗! 在 Facebook上標籤你的朋友們! 來自蘇格蘭的 Colin 把整個東山樂園的後現代壁畫藝術編輯成一個相簿, 即將參加LUVstock的你也許已經被標簽了! 到了現場別忘了跟自己被標籤的圖照張相寄給我們喔^^ 感謝/支持者: Sandra Huang Isaac Yu Scottish Colin Alonzo Lively Ross Cline Carel and Sara Heidi Viets Eric G. …還有LUVstock T-SHIRT贊助人: (感恩! 感恩!) Whose Travel Street Bacon GuanjXi Magazine The RefuZine FUBAR! ILearn English TaichungPAWS BEST English School Gary Photo And 當然還有 The Refuge 共同體! LUVstock 招募: 標誌設計製作- 現況活動進行顧問 T-Shirt設計 - LUVstock 海報Designs-設計師-雙語翻譯-台灣居留人-作家-攝影師-電影製作 / 有限的樂團, 藝術家, 贊助者, 慈善事業 歡迎有熱情專長 的你聯絡我們 ! 影片製作 1. James L. Tinker 2. Gary Liu 3. Boston Paul 4. 還有你! 跟我們連絡吧! 攝 影師/藝術家: 1. ŽENA VODENJAK (Sleepy Head) 2. Steve Barraclough 3. Mrs. Chen 4. Olga Chen 5. Isaac Yu 6. Brian Desmarais 7. Gary Liu 8. Bao Long 3. 活動 ACTIVITIES ~今年特別呈獻: 搖滾/幽默/記錄片(LUVstock螢幕團隊) 1. 記實記錄片: LUVstock的由來, LUVstock人們的行為 與 LUVstock的未來! 2. 詼諧紀錄片: 三個族群的角色尋找LUVstock的冒險遭遇片段 3. 搖滾紀錄片: 音樂場景, LUVstock在台中的成長. 包括各個多年音樂活動片段 (Spring Scream, May Jam, Peacefest, Basic Aid 以及許多相關的焦點人物) , ~~歡迎對於演出製作有熱情興趣的你 ,請盡速與我們連絡~~ ~活動: 派對獎賞大家拿不完 (選出最棒的嬉皮客裝扮) 4. 攤位 Vendors: 1.  Greg’s Grill! 提供美式大漢堡大口感, 以及素食主義的快感 2.  BEcuisine! 直到你吃了Gil的異國煎餃, 才會發現活著真好 3. Green Valley! 美味健康的家庭主廚三明治 4. Gary’s Mom 早點 提供星期日朝聖新活力! 5. The Londoner! 家喻戶曉… 等著準備好你的味蕾吧! 6.Eva & Friends:  Snacks and Stuff 7.http://balihippi.weebly.com *攤位剩最後2個名額 ! 相關詳情請盡快與我們連絡! 想提供攤位服務 嗎? 請盡速與我們連絡! ************************************************* 6. FAQs 常見問題 Q: BP你好, 樂團該如何在LuvStock申請演出呢 ? A: 請在我的Facebook電子郵件中提供以下訊息: 1. 樂團名稱 2. 樂團人數 3. 樂器與團員名稱 4. 音樂類別 5. 樂團網站(或其他資訊) 6. 最近演出 / 近期演出 7. 歌曲或MP3 8. 樂團CD(選擇性) 9. Contact info CELL PHONE/EMAIL Q:我們從外地來, 當晚是否提供住宿? A: 東山樂園將提供限量折扣房間還有露營區! *請與我們預約 *露營地: $300 NT. (需要請提前告知) 不含帳篷 * 熱水浴缸 1.兩人房(尚餘4) $2400NT 2.三人房(尚餘2) $2700NT *一般套房 1. 兩人房 (尚餘1) 1700NT 2. 四人房 (尚餘6) 2700NT 3. 八人房 (尚餘1) 6000NT Q: 有足夠的地方做藝術展示嗎? A: 我們有絕對足夠的空間, 更希望所有的藝術家都來共相盛舉 Q: 請問在LUVstock可以出售藝術品嗎? A: 當然可以! 藝術家絕對擁有全部銷售利潤(連絡我們, 請個人與我們討論) Q: 當日演出的樂團可以出售自己的CD嗎? A: 當然可以! 你可以把自己樂團CD或相關商品放置其中的指定攤位, 或是在演出時段時做宣傳, 樂團絕對擁有全部銷售利潤 Q: 計程車服務? A: 自助服務 連絡The Refuge Bar將會聯繫計程車服務 Q: 我們可以在LUVstock擺攤嗎? A: 當然可以, 但是要先與我們連絡預定攤位, 酒精飲料將由The Reguge (超廉價啤酒與調酒)提供, 攤位可以銷售無酒精飲料, 當日禁用玻璃杯瓶, 關於任何攤位申請請提早通知我們 Q: 請問全家大小都可以參加嗎? A: 在一個愛的山坡上充滿歡樂的聲音, 一個大自然的社區怎麼會沒有空間讓孩子在綠野上嬉戲呢 Q: 可以攜帶寵物嗎? A: 請務必攜帶鍊子, 寵物撿糞鏟, 糞便袋喔! *當日寵物將到處可見, 請主人們對自己寵物負責並做好安全措施 已防干擾到周遭的人事物(孩童, 不同種類之寵物 等等..) Q. LUVstock真的是免費入場嗎 ? A. 沒錯! 我們將會在大門口贈送禮物給愛的捐款人. 募款與酒單幫助我們支付本次活動. Q. 我們可以攜帶外食飲料嗎? A. 好問題. 為了社區的擁護, 飲料收入將支撐整個活動經費, 另外食物攤位也必須支付帳單, 所以這次將會有人檢查攜帶外食飲料, 愛, 和平 尊重, LUVstock的食物飲料絕對是價錢仁道又美味 7. 指南/地圖 DIRECTIONS/MAP LUVSTOCK 的路線指南 Google地圖-東山樂園: <http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode&q=Taichung+DongShan+Paradise&sll=23.69781%2C120.960515&sspn=3.133246%2C5.806274&g=Taiwan&ie=UTF8&ll=24.198689%2C120.764519&spn=0.003048%2C0.00567&t=h&z=18&iwloc=B> 路 線非常的簡單! (往台中市大坑方向)從台中港路轉至文心路穿越北屯路接東山路(路標129) 或是參照衛星地圖 “基本上是一路到大坑” 看 到東山路大坑圓環跟著LUVstock路標走, 東山樂園將再東山路二段路旁的右手邊! 我們愛你 ! LUVstock ! 地圖 / 更多路線指南: Google: 台中市北屯區東山路二段151之2號 東山樂園 最新信息: 07/1/2010 我 們將會持續與您通知最新信息 ! 我們愛你! WELCOME TO 6th(ish) annual LUVstock! Taichung’s only Music/Art /LUV Festive Gathering! LUVstock@Live.com CONTENTS: 1. What is LUVstock? 2. Recent luvNEWS 3. ACTIVITIES 4. VENDORS 5. FAQs 6. DIRECTIONS/MAPS 1. What is LUVstock? LUVstock is a Celebration of Life. In a world full of haggard politics we should all be thankful for another day that we are all still alive and reasonably well. For those of us who are well, our mission should be to share that Wellness. They say that Money makes the world go around, but not everyone can access that money… in fact over half the world can’t! Some people make a lot of cash and don’t share it. People steal money, covet money, kill for money… there are even people who say they love money. We say that Love makes the World around! You can’t buy Love. You can’t steal Love. You can’t kill Love though some have died for Love. The more Love we share, the more Love goes around. That is why LUVstock is free. It is a Community Gathering, and while LUVstock does have to pay for its Basic Needs such as renting the Venue, the Sound Company and a variety of Expenses, the LUVVERS that come to LUVstock donate what they can and bring it all together. ..We LUV y’all! LUVstock has grown and gone through many positive changes over the years and promises to be one of the Highlights of your Summer. Like last year and the years before, LUVstock has traditionally attracted hundreds of Musicians, Artists and Bohemians from around Taiwan; gathering to Celebrate Life, enjoy the company of like minded people, make music, spread awareness, make new connections, make acquaintances, lounge around on the grass, eat, drink & be Merry. We say this every year... but this year is going to be BETTER. The LUVstock Gathering 2010 will be held at the Same Venue (BUT different location inside the Venue) as LUVstock 2009 @ Dong Shan Paradise: 台中市/北屯區/東山路二段151之2號 /東山樂園 Take a picture of this address and give it to your Taxi driver! ;-) Taichung City/Beitun District/151 DongShan Road Section 2/Dong Shan Le Yuan ~You never know what will happen at this Gathering... and something always does! This year we have a great line up of some the best Musicians, DJs and Spectacular Artists from around the Island (see below). DongShan Paradise is an abandoned Amusement Park that functions now as a tea house, hot tub/hotel . When we investigated this Venue and told them what we want to do, they were happy that this beautiful land will be used again. Thank you Community for pulling together to get everything ready for LUV! LUVstock had hundreds come and feel the LUV last year… this year we expect hundreds more! Come be a part of what we do! July 10 and 11 - Come get your LUV on! 2. Recent LUVnews SATURDAY SCHEDULE IS UP! SCROLL DOWN TO #8! LUVstock Tshirts! We have two WICKED designs: Check out the white shirt design with green & red! Matt Flint: Much obliged Ol' Chum! We also have a Hippie Black shirt design with Purple, pink & green. The back of both LUVstock shirts include the Bands, Artists, Production Crew & Community Sponsors. We don't have many... so you might want to reserve one now. Seriously. Thank you Sponsors! Shout out to - Whose Travel, Street Bacon, FuBar, Best English Centre, & The RefuZine Staff. If you did not make deadline for getting your LOGO on the LUVstock shirt, we still have a magazine, websites, posters and fliers we can sport it on. Drop us a line and get the Details. *WORLD CUP! For those of you that were on the fence about LUV and the World Cup… we got cable and will show the World Cup @ LUVstock! Thanks Zo for the use of the projector ! Links to some of the bands and other LUVstock Players playing at LUVstock: http://www.landisshook.com/ http://www.2acresplowed.com/ http://www.Taichungmusic.com/ http://www.myspace.com/landisshook *BANDS/ARTIST/VENDORS! We need your EMAIL and a CELL PHONE NUMBER So we can contact you! Send it here: LUVstock@live.com *THOSE SLEEPING AT LUVstock (Campers/Hotel Dwellers …yes we still have a few rooms reserve now!): ROOM PRICES ARE IN FAQs BELOW! For those making Reservations, leave your 1. Name 2. Cell phone Number 3. Email 4. Request (Camping? Hotel? Hot tub?) So we can contact you with important details! (Check out LUVstock teaser Video to see rooms) http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=589105894#!/video/video.php?v=1282952964437&ref=mf * LUVstockers! Help us SPREAD the LUV! Please go into Event Photos and look for our Black & White chick flier (really, it's a baby chicken) If you could print out a few and give them to everyone... Musicians and Artists help spread the LUV and give em' to your fans and friends! Thank you for spreading the LUV. *This is RAIN OR SHINE (the weather is going to be GREAT though!) We are all covered from the sun and the rain. And even if it does rain... NO MUD and you do not get WET! Dongshan Paradise is HUGE ;-) * LUVstock has 4 STAGES this year! Main stage, Guest DJ Stage, DJ Stage, Acoustic Stage by the River. OTHER COOL STUFF *Face/Body Painting! Our Residents Tattoo-ist will be painting faces and bodies.. bring the kids! TAG YOUR FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK! Scottish Colin spent 2 or 3 days sauntering around the HUGE site taking pictures of intimate nooks and the abandoned amusement park art. If you’re going to LUVstock you may have already been tagged! When you get to LUVstock be sure to look out for your tagged picture, get a picture with you next to it and send it to us! THANK YOU/PROPS! Here are some of the LUVVERS that make this happen! Thanks & Appreciation go out to: Sandra Huang Isaac Yu Scottish Colin Alonzo Lively Ross Cline Carel and Sara Heidi Viets Eric G. (if you're supposed to be on this list, you will be soon!) …and our LUVstock T-SHIRT SPONSORS: (Thank you! Thank you!) Whose Travel Street Bacon GuanjXi Magazine The RefuZine FUBAR! ILearn English TaichungPAWS BEST English School Gary Photo Polly And of course The Refuge Community! Want to Volunteer? LUVstock NEEDS: *Sign Makers Ideas People for the various activities we have going on – *LUVstock poster Designs *Designers Bilingual People for Translation PR People Writers Photographers Film Makers - If you are interested in doing any of the above... drop us a line! 3. ACTIVITIES ~SPECIAL EVENT: This year The LUVstock Film Crew will be making a Doc/Mock/Rock-umentary of LUVstock. 1. The Documentary: Where LUVstock has come from, why the LUVstockers do it and where LUVstock is going! 2. The Mockumentary: Three groups of characters are trying to get to LUVstock and we see the adventures they encounter. T here will be real footage intertwined with acting. If you are interested in being part of this Production... drop us a line ASAP! 3. The Rockumentary: The Music Scene and how it has grown in Taiwan specifically Taichung. This will include footage spanning several years from other Taiwan events including Spring Scream, May Jam, Peacefest, Basic Aid and more and key players that make it happen. If you would like to be part of this production, drop us a line! ~ACTIVITY: Best Dressed Hippies! Our LUVscouts will be on the prowl looking for The Hippie. Prizes will be given for the Hippiest! Filmers/Production 1. James L. Tinker 2. Gary Liu 3. Boston Paul 4. YOU! Get in touch with us soon! PHOTOGRAPHERS/ARTISTS: 1. ŽENA VODENJAK (Sleepy Head) 2. Steve Barraclough 3. Mrs. Chen 4. Olga Chen 5. Isaac Yu 6. Brian Desmarais 7. Gary Liu 8. Bao Long 5. VENDORS 攤位: 1. Greg’s Grill! Serving up Big ASS burgers and Vegetarian Food to boot! 2. BEcuisine! You haven’t lived until you’ve tried Gil’s Exotic Dumplings 3. Green Valley! Sandwiches on Home-made bread! YUM! 4. Gary’s Mom providing breakfast Sunday Morning! 5. The Londoner! Needs no introduction… get your taste buds ready! 6.Eva & Friends:  Snacks and Stuff 7.http://balihippi.weebly.com LUVstock has a COUPLE MORE VENDING SPOTS! GET IN TOUCH ASAP FOR DETAILS! DO YOU WANT TO SELL SOMETHING? DROP US A LINE! ************************************************* 6. FAQs * FAQ * FAQ * FAQ * FAQ Q: Hey BP, how do bands sign up for LuvStock '10? A: The DEADLINE has passed, but we would still love your BAND INFO for the next Gathering we have! Drop me a line in my FB inbox with the following info: 1. Name of Band 2. How many Members in Band 3. Names of Members and their Instruments 4. Genre of Music 5. Band Website AND Email AND Cell Phone Number 6. Last show/Next Show Date 7. A song or two MP3 8. Band's CD (optional) 9. Contact information Q; We are coming from out of town. Where can we stay? A: DongShan Paradise has discounted rooms for LUVstock Gatherers and we have camping! MAKE RESERVATIONS WITH US ASAP *CAMPING: 300 NT per a tent space. Let us know in advance! NOTE: Camping is in a beautiful location near a river with lots of trees. The ground for camping however is not suitable for tent pegs… please bring a tent mat and some rope (for older type tents. *Rooms with HOT TUBS: 1. 2 Person Room (4 rooms left!) 2400NT 2. 3 Person Room (2 rooms left!) 2700NT *Rooms without hot tubs: 1. 2 person Room (1 room left) 1700NT 2. 4 person room (4 rooms left) 2700NT 3. 8 person room (only 1 room available) 6000NT Q: Is there room for more art displays? : There is plenty of room and we encourage ALL artists to come and be a part. Q: Can the artists sell their art at LUVstock? A: Of course! Drop us a private note to discuss details. Artists keep all profits. Q: I am playing in one of the bands. Can we sell our CDs? A: Of course! You can leave CDs and other 'for sale band stuff' with one of the Vendors or sell them during your set. Bands keep all profits. Q: Taxis? A: There will be taxis on hand if you need to get back to where you're going. Find us at The Refuge Bar. Q: Can we sell stuff at LUVstock? A: Yes you can, but you must reserve a vending table, drop us a note for details. Alcohol will be provided by The Refuge (cheap beer and mixed drinks), vendors are allowed to sell non-alcoholic juices etc, but let us know before hand what is on your menu. NO GLASS ;-) Q: Is this a place we can bring our children? A: The hills are a LUV with the sound of Children. Lots of kids and lots of space... this is a Community! What is a Community with out the munchkins running around? ;-) Q: Can we bring pets? A: There are pets everywhere! Please bring a leash, a pooper scooper and a poo-poo bag though, and be responsible for your extended family Mammal. (Factors to be aware of... other pets, other species, children, etc...) Q. Is LUVstock really FREE? A. YES! We have gifts at the front gate for those who donate. Donations and bar sales help us pay for this event. Q. Can we bring outside Food or Drink? A. Good Question. We ask that you don’t bring in outside victuals & ales as we hope that you will be part of this Community and support what we do. This year there will be people checking bags! (we literally had people bring in cases of their own booze at our Charity Event Basic Aid!… so please leave your outside stuff…outside! The Beverage sales help LUVstock pay its bills. The Food sales help the Vendors pay their bills! It is a bit expensive putting something like this on and every little bit helps… so in the name of LUV & Community, spend the change in your pocket on the very reasonably priced food & drink inside the Venue! Thank you in advance! 7. DIRECTIONS/MAPS DIRECTIONS TO LUVSTOCK DongShan Paradise MAP: <http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode&q=Taichung+DongShan+Paradise&sll=23.69781%2C120.960515&sspn=3.133246%2C5.806274&g=Taiwan&ie=UTF8&ll=24.198689%2C120.764519&spn=0.003048%2C0.00567&t=h&z=18&iwloc=B> This is VERY easy! From Taichung Zhong Gang Road... get on to Wenxin (or Wenshin) Road and go NORTH. You stay on this road the WHOLE WAY. Wen Xin (OR WENSHIN) Road turns into DONGSHAN Road or Route 129! See map and sattelite map of Venue! Cross over BEITUN (sometimes spelled PEITUN). Though this Road might change its name from Wenxin to Dongshan; IT IS THE SAME ROAD! LUVstock is on this road! Stay on DONGSHAN until you get to the DAKENG TRAFFIC CIRCLE (THEN FOLLOW THE SIGNS TO LUVSTOCK!) Go around the Traffic Circle and continue NORTH on 129 (Dongshan Road) (you're almost there 5 more minutes!) There will be signs. DongShan Paradise is on THE RIGHT SIDE ON DONG SHAN ROAD. LOOK FOR SIGNS AND FOLLOW THEM. WE LUV YOU! This is the Schedule for Saturday July 10th Main Stage! LUVstock 2010  BAND SCHEDULE:   Saturday Main Stage
  1. 330PM – 410: Native Space Jam: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Native-Space/313475458461?ref=ts
 
  1. 410 – 450: Avery Day & The Hotpot Players:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Hot-Pot-Players/347315448922?ref=ts  
  1. 455 – 530: Jim James
 
  1. 535 – 615: The Okay Cars:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Okay-Cars/130083850348299?ref=ts&v=wall  
  1. 620 – 700: Master Mock: http://www.facebook.com/pages/MASTER-MOCKchao-cui-da-shi-le-tuan/190431304556?ref=ts
 
  1. 705 – 740: David Chen & The Muddy Basin Ramblers: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Muddy-Basin-Ramblers/122622438133?ref=ts
  2. 745 – 815: Awesome Shit: http://www.facebook.com/awesomeshit?ref=ts
 
  1. 820 – 900: Zinnia: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Zinnia-bai-ri-cao/105703369458963?v=wall
 
  1. 905 – 945: 2 Acres Plowed: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=30627064272&ref=ts
 
  1. 950 – 1030: The Ever So Friendlies: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000863615539
 
  1. 1035 – 1110: Sky Jazz: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sky-Jazz-le-tuan/162250088551?ref=ts
 
  1. 1110 – 1120: Marcus Aurelius Mix w/ Sky Jazz
 
  1. 1120 – 100AM: DJ Marcus Aurelius: http://www.facebook.com/pages/DJ-Mixter-T/119850735084?ref=ts#!/djmarcusa?ref=ts
   
  1. 1ooAM – 230AM: DJ Mixter T. : http://www.facebook.com/pages/DJ-Mixter-T/119850735084?ref=ts
  Acoustic Stage
  1. 3:00 – 345PM: Mr. Funshine
 
  1. 3:45 – 4:30PM: Red Rob
   
  1. 4:30 – 5:15 PM: Dawid Vorster
 
  1. 5:15 – 6:00PM: The Blur Brother: DCR
    SPECIAL DJ STAGE
  1. 830PM- 945PM: DJ Francisco Pakirri: http://www.facebook.com/thepanamaniac?ref=ts
 
  1. 945PM – 1100PM: DJ Alonzo Lively: http://www.facebook.com/thepanamaniac?ref=ts#!/alonzolively?ref=ts
   
  1. 1100PM – 1215AM: DJ Tek: http://www.facebook.com/thepanamaniac?ref=ts#!/iamdjtek?ref=ts
 
  1. 1215AM – 130AM: DJ Colour Wolf
      SPECIAL DJ STAGE SATURDAY   1.      830PM- 945PM: Francisco Pakirri 2.      945PM – 1100PM – Alonzo Lively 3.      1100PM – 1215AM – DJ Tek 4.      1215AM – 130AM – Colour Wolf     ACOUSTIC STAGE SATURDAY   1.   3:00 – 345PM: Mr. Funshine 2.    3:45 – 4:30PM: Red Rob 3.  4:30 – 5:15 PM: Dawid Vorster 4. 5:15 – 6:00PM The Blur Brother: DCR         SUNDAY MAIN STAGE   1PM – 3PM: LUVjams with Special Guests 3PM – 350PM: Reign Dear 400 – 500PM: Mike Mudd & The Silence Mike Mudd: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1504090373&ref=ts The Silence: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=219152080730&ref=ts 510 – 600PM: Fake Girls 600 – 650PM: The Infinite Minute 700 – 800PM: The Refuge Jamz 830 LUVstock Ceremonious Ending. Questions? Drop us a line at LUVstock@live.com 1LUV LAST UPDATE: JULY 2, 2010 Thank you Isaac for the translation!
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