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Sunday, November 25, 2007

WMail ezine #72 "Farewell Issue"

WMail: The Working Minds Philosophy eZine
newsletter #72 [November 2007]
>+< G.E. Nordell, editor >+<


==> HOLIDAY GIFTING TIPS: Do not set foot inside Wal-Mart. Do not purchase anything on credit. Do not purchase toys from China. Coal is still a proper gift. Shop Amazon and B&N thru the Working Minds Stores Page.

==> FREE HOLIDAY GIFT: Download & print copies of the "Working Minds Source Document" .doc file (58 pages) and wrap’em up & give one to everybody on your list, for Xmas, Channakuh or Kwanzaah:

==> LAST INVITATION: Check out the new online Introduction To The Landmark Forum [click here] and-or the main Landmark Education website.

==> Naomi Wolf’s book "The End of America: Letter of Warning To A Young Patriot" is very scary, because her points are very true. Read the write-up on my blog and then buy & read the book.

==> What will I do next? Looks like it is time to get the “Working Minds” book manuscript box and re-key it onto the hard-drive – Don’t ask! – and then publish it, probably via iUniverse, like I did with the “Backlot Requiem” detective novel. I will save this email address book and let everyone hereon know when the new book is available.

==> JOIN THE BOYCOTT: No taxation without representation!! Since Dubya’s administration does the bidding of the corporations (the definition of fascism), there is no legitimate reason to deliver taxes to his government. Visit the website for instructions on witholding tax monies until Bush & Cheney are impeached & imprisoned.


F a r e w e l l    I s s u e

The WMail ezine (philosophy and activism newsletter) is shutting down, as-of this issue. The mission of the Working Minds Philosophy of Empowerment website will continue, by moving to other venues.

The seventy-two issues produced over the last eight years are archived on the WM website in three forms:

• The essays are posted as individual pages and are listed in numerical order at and also listed by topic at

• The full issues – essay, quotes & news factoids – are posted by year and also listed in reverse order at

• The quotations are posted alphabetically by author at

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Further essays that I decide to communicate to the world will be posted to my blog – [est. November 2005] – and-or to mass-distribution sites such as OpEdNews.

The quotations were an extremely popular feature of the ezine. I will be posting occasional handfuls of quotations on the blog, and then adding them to the WMquotes pages.

You can set up a free subscription to OpEdNews [click here] for a wide range of non-mainstream news and commentary.

You can also subscribe to notices of all updates to my blog by keying your email address in the form/box provided there by FeedBlitz. (What will happen is subscribers receive an email within roughly 24 hours after I post new content.)

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The long hiatus since WMail Issue #71 came about due to several technical problems that may or may not be resolved. My website host in New York and my I.S.P. in Vermont each took no responsibility for the problem; eventually I figured out that the email server in Virginia was involved, the owners of which referred me back to the host & ISP! Then I had to clear up records in Australia and France – round and round we went.

The other key factor in ending publication of the WMail ezine, as such, is that when I asked in the February & March issues for tales of actions taken by readers based on content of the ezine (for a planned Eighth Anniversary Issue) NOT ONE READER RESPONDED.

The hours that it took to send out 1500 or so emails per ezine issue was not producing (any known) results, so the move to other forms of mass distribution has the potential of reaching many more individuals (and with less effort).

The plan is to post updates on my blog over each month, with the essay and a handful of quotations and more-timely bunches of news factoids posted on different days, in whatever order they occur to me.

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I am quite proud of the content of WMail, and am glad for the many interactions with friend and foe alike. I have had readers of many, many stripes, and from too many countries to count, including Nepal; there were also readers with U.S. military and State Department and Halliburton email addresses.

I am pleased that my readership increased over time. In fact, during the research on Joe Hill and the I.W.W. labor history page at Spirit of America, I found that the hundred-year-old I.W.W. union has only 1250 members world wide: the WMail readership was larger than the famous ‘Wobblies’ labor union!

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So. The end of the ezine is a good time to re-specify the many Serious Issues of Our Time, which have become bigger and scarier over the last eight years.

• The fascist takeover of the U.S. government. (I expect that Presidential Directive 51 and the P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Act and the existence of Blackwater Worldwide are preparation for suspension of Con¬stitutional government here and replacement with martial law and a totalitarian dictatorship.)

• The pending unprovoked attack on Iran.

• Actual elections in 2008 (unless canceled).

• The U.S. National Debt (the United States is bankrupt) and the imminent economic meltdown desired by the Bush-P.N.A.C. crime family.

• Global warming, which is escalating beyond even Al Gore’s prognosis in “An Inconvenient Truth”.

• The absence of open political dialogue in America. (Monopo¬lies own most of the television and radio and newspaper indus¬tries; Air America Radio has been shut down in San Diego, Sacramento, Texas, Ohio, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, and Indiana.)

• Your children are unsafe on the streets, in the schools and in their homes. Their education is ludicrous. They are bombarded with propaganda and injunctions to consume. And they cannot expect or imagine a better life than their parents.

• The country is flooded with illegal immigrants, who work as slaves for illegal employers, the corporatist rulers of America who worship the Bottom Line and are exempt from the Rule of Law.

• N.A.F.T.A. & C.A.F.T.A. and the end of U.S. sovereignty.

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The only action that might possibly prevent the intentions of the P.N.A.C.-Federalist-fascist conspiracy and the globalized war-profiteer slave-labor cartel is removal by impeachment of their puppets in the White House – as required in the Constitution, as designed by the Founding Fathers. The scared-rabbit Democratic Party jumps when our war-monger President says to, and the American People are tired and disgusted and desperate. Every member in Congress is subject to replacement in November 2008 – IF elections do indeed take place.

We are all in this together, including the closed-minded and the oblivious sheeple and the wise and the ‘off-grid’ pioneers. The Greens and the Commies and the Quakers, and the gung-ho military serving their various countries. The lame and the halt and the blind. The active and the passive and the connected and the loners and the lonesome.

No one will escape Dubya’s apocalyptic intentions.

“Reason is the only frontier left.” — G.E. Nordell

[copyright 2007 by Gary Edward Nordell, all rights reserved]


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