The Concordia Foundation Goes “Farther Down the Rabbit Hole” of Public Access
Real changes are afoot in the realms of alternative media as cable technology and the monopolies around it yield to the dizzying potential of the Internet. We need to start asking the difficult questions (and have solid plans to get the answers) about ownership of these technologies and the scary power of censorship already at work so that we might insure our collective success as nations and a global community. Personal examples of this censorship are videos taken down with no department to challenge the decisions of YouTube; these are viewable on www.rabbitholecentral.tv under the section "YouTube Removals".
So far the best, most listened to alternative media producers absolutely require free speech, imperative for meaningful public access or community based TV. Natural product placement within creative efforts of sincere producers offers, even within the global community of the internet, a sustainable media supported by local (and perhaps even non local) businesses. Our bewildering economic problems can be more simply understood if we think of connecting consumer to product with as little middle entities as possible. No matter how sophisticated web optimization managers are with clever abilities to drive traffic, content will always be king. Therefore all issues of copyright and the good of the individual creators of such content (not to mention the well being of their viewers) should be foremost in all thinking of how to control technology for the greatest human benefit. The answers are right there in front of us once we cut through all the fluff and distraction and good producers, dedicated to free speech and not ashamed to keep asking for it will surely provide the needed clarity to see the solutions.
Even as the monopoly giant Microsoft itself dies in the face of the emerging cloud computing we need to understand this process as these times glaring reveal the abuses of monopoly. We now have an opportunity to thrown light on the worst expressions of hidden control and thus we can do much more than trade one monopoly for another. What can we learn when we contemplate the force and meaning behind the removals of videos from the largest on line delivery site - YouTube - who can with no governmental control determine “community guideline violations”, giving the poster and viewer no address, no email, or telephone number to enter into ANY kind of discussion about their decisions? It is happening at an alarming rate and with greater impunity daily and again no recourse of where to turn to to reinstate and regain audience expectation as the audience is viewed only as traffic to be herded here and there by the sophisticated “web optimizers” – both human and machine.
No University or law school* gives the knowledge to understand how serious a problem this is and without leadership whose concern is the common good there is little chance those of us outside of the monopolies can be either heard securely today or hope to develop a voice for the future. Or is there?
Internet protocol TV channels were hyped for the last few years as many tried to take advantage of this shift from land based (cable access) to internet based viewership. However in the end driving traffic on the internet still has to have a destination of value (illegal site removals notwithstanding). People naturally seek something useful, important to their life and producers respectful of their viewer's time on the internet will always endure and stand up to all the dirty tricks played. Even if ignored by a weak and purposely uninformed government, the internet monopoly can only grow with real content providers. Ironically the content manipulated is in the end vital for the growth of the monopolies. The challenge now is to take the attention of these talented producers away from the addiction of pure creation to pay equally needed attention to creating a reliable delivery platform. It is a responsibility to their viewers.
The Concordia Foundation is rising to the challenge of responding to this bleak manipulation of information and chooses to highlight the even brighter possibilities of networking . Many are growing in awareness of the importance of communication. Many can develop clear, solid channels to do so, all of which can be enhanced by a vigorous, aware and informed on line community. The fungus of monopoly can be identified and contained.
Rabbit Hole Central TV hopes to start up again in earnest, after almost a year off, daily streaming M-F at 12 noon, kicking off this summer solstice, Jun 21st (God willing).
On another note:
Through a collaboration with Jane G. Goldberg, Ph.D., Paula Gloria was able to capitalize on her experience with her three year running daily public access TV show on spirituality and politics (“Farther Down the Rabbit Hole”) and create an important documentary, "Because People Are Dying" which follows the work of Dr. Goldberg as she developed the material for her book by the same title. The documentary includes interviews of scientists on the theory of why low-level radiation, called radiation hormesis, may work (although over 3,000 studies over the last 100 years already shows conclusively that it does work). It also includes the lectures of the clinical experience of Jay Gutierrez on the beneficial effects of his innovative radioactive delivery system. As Jane said to Alan in an informal interview “the research has turned my world topsey turvery”! Ditto for Paula, a process she went through during many 13 hour days editing the material and using the radioactive stones herself to pull off such a feat! Her eyesight by the way improved dramatically proving again the power of these miraculous stones and the rediscovery of the knowledge behind them - added to the healing effect of dharma, or working on that which is close to one's soul.
Although still on the editor’s cutting board, once completed the DVD version will be available as gifts to donors of the Concordia Foundation as a token of appreciation to all those helping to change our bankrupt medical paradigm so that a solid, safe space for this valuable therapy (and others) may discourage the nasty court and social harassment that in the past have subdued valuable clinical experience and advanced less effective even harmful therapies and blocked the real healing tools!
Cancer need not be a death sentence.
We all know about the power of positive thinking, right? Some of us know that in Ayurveda there are over 20 names for different kinds of (what we call) cancer - implying a cure, for once correctly diagnosed a cure is achieved within this system of balancing the elements with our body). Well what is it like for a healer (positive thinker) in this society in this day and age of dazzling technology and who has a proven track record and a satisfied following of people when he is faced with this kind of reality:
"Bogus Cancer Cure Guru Settles FTC Charges"
The settlement permanently prohibits the defendant from making claims that any food, drug, dietary supplement, device or health-related service, treatment, plan, or program is effective in treating or curing cancer, or that it makes conventional treatments unnecessary, unless the defendant possesses and relies upon competent and reliable scientific evidence." (italics are mine)
Until you become a donor of the Concordia Foundation and receive a gift of the documentary "Because People Are Dying" that Jane Goldberg, Ph.D. and I produced which follows her book by the same name citing over 3,000 scientific studies done over the last 100 years on radiation hormesis and on the work of Jay Gutierrez, helicopter mechanic turned medicine man and his clinical work with cancer take a look at his site and see why we are so excited about advancing the real cure for cancer which is education: www.nighthawkminerals.com
Please visit www.rabbitholecentral.tv and check out the shows taken down by YouTube as well as two hot-off-the-press interviews recently done in Washington, DC with Paula Gloria and Molly Cheshire and two leaders in science and economics. Paula gets the first impressions of Dr. Ted Rockwell, a scientist on the Manhattan Project and at Oakridge, TN of his role in the documentary as well as Paula's first on camera interview with a past call-in guest of her show, Norman Kurland, the founder of the Center for Economic and Social Justice. Go to www.cesj.org to learn how CESJ has worked for over forty years to achieve the economic philosophy and practical application of resources needed to unfold our personal and social well being. It folds in well addressing the blocks preventing us from achieving both the practical therapies for better health care as well as the knowledge that such therapies exist. As Louis O. Kelso, Norman’s mentor said: “Without economic ownership by the people in the largest corporations, ours will be only a blood economy”. Corporations are not the problem, but active diversified ownership needs to be understood as the solution. The same instrumentents of corporate financing (good credit) needs to be extended to a wider and wider population. If the rich can get credit for good ideas, why not the poor?
Check out the interviews done this April at the center for Economic and Social Justice and see for yourself if you don’t agree that these are times when crisis might invite bolder innovation.
Best yet leave a comment and tell us what you think or how you might like to see the discussion developed in the future.
Finally won’t you consider a donation to the Concordia Foundation and leave us your “co-ordinates” so we might ship a valuable DVD to you ASAP?
Thanks for your attention to these critical topics!
Paula Gloria Tsakona, President
The Concordia Foundation
“Farther Down the Rabbit Hole”
Manhattan Neighborhood Network
Howard 101 Sirius Radio
Executive Producer with Jane G. Goldberg
“Because People Are Dying”
Live Streaming Starts on June 21, 2009!
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About The Concordia Foundation
The Concordia Foundation was created in 1996 by Paula Tsaconas Santiglia (who has now returned to her original name as well as the more original Greek, Paula Gloria Tsakona) and her husband at the time, Vincenzo Santiglia who were living on the island of Cyprus. The Foundation was created with money Paula made from the cellular telephone lotteries of the late 1980's.
The Concordia Foundation, a 501(c)3, was created
to enable artists, visionaries, benefactors and like minded
entrepreneurs to join together in a unified purpose. An open
community of original thinkers brings ideas, resources, financial
donations, skilled technical know how and projects into action and can demonstrate solutions to our
seemingly insurmountable problems. Thus charitable work itself is a practical demonstration of raising
consciousness, accomplishing through collective
intention what can't be done alone.
This is the Concordia Foundation's goal.
The Foundation's present focus on realignment of the planet's collective reality
into a vibrant and fearless state is done now by exploring what "mainstream" ignores especially in the area of citizen journalism and the explosion of viewer ability to give feedback on the Internet.