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The suspended leaf


     Do you believe in Karma? If you don’t you might want to at least consider it after reading my, very true, little story here.

     A few weeks ago I had a couple of my neighbors stop by unexpectedly to pay a short visit. That evening I went to put a CD into my CD player while I cooked dinner. After searching high and low I ended up playing a different CD as the one I was looking for was no where to be found. I spent a couple of hours a day for the next couple of days looking for the CD while I cleaned up other things in my house, but still, no CD. I finally came to the conclusion that one of those two people who had visited me a few days earlier must have taken that CD. And one of those two individuals does have a reputation for taking things that do not belong to her and so I approached her and told her to return the missing CD as I was certain that she had taken it. You kind of should be getting an idea of where this is going by now.

     About three weeks passed and just two nights ago my cat got sick in the middle of the night so I immediately jumped out of bed, while half asleep, to clean up her mess before it had a chance to set into the rug. However, first I had to find it.  After a few minutes I realized that she had gotten sick under a chair right next to one of my dressers so I got down on hands and knees with paper towels a plenty and proceeded to crawl under the chair that was loaded down with a ton of other stuff sitting on it. It took only a second to realize that my cat had thrown up right on top of the missing CD that must have fallen off my dresser and in behind the chair. In one respect, this did make it pretty easy to clean up, but it also left me with a huge apology that I need to perform to the person I had accused of the crime.

     Moral of this story: Sometimes you have to eat crow to take your Karmic medicine when it is handed out by your cat!

Bill Walker


Multiple Sclerosis and Beyond

ImageA few of my readers I believe are primarily interested in my posts about multiple sclerosis so I have created a new site just for and about MS. On this new site I would love for people who either have MS, or have an interest in it, to write and submit topics of interest to others, like myself, about MS. I really would like for this site to be interactive with as many contributors as I can get. I know that a number of people with MS don’t really want to bother with having their blog site/page but would like a place where they could submit their own personal story for others to share. And that is why I wanted to create this page. If you are currently one of my readers who cares about MS please check out the new page by using the link below. I will be moving my MS blogs from this site over to the new one as time goes by. But I would really like to see if I’m going to get any feedback on this new site before I spend a great deal of time working on it.

The new web address:



     Over the holidays I noticed, even watched a few, a number of programs that discussed miracle cures and what were claimed to be Angelic interventions.  My interest for this blog centers on those cases where the medical field states freely that either a cure or a spontaneous remission should not have been possible by any means known to man.

     This obviously leads one to believe that only an intervention from God could have been the reason for an otherwise impossible cure. 

     And that got me to wondering that if God did step in and cure what couldn’t be cured, could he have also left that cure to be discovered with in the DNA of that particular patient? I just can’t help but to believe that if we took the blood sample of someone before this miraculous event and studied it along side a blood sample after the cure that we might be able to determine a difference between the two samples and perhaps be able to cure others with the same disease.

     I mean it almost makes sense that if God was going to step in and save one person, who otherwise would not have survived, he would also leave behind at least a hint as to how to save everyone else with that affliction, doesn’t it?

     I just have to think that its worth our time to take a closer look at what messages may have been left in the DNA of these individuals.  Do you think it’s possible? Obviously, I do!


     Recently I have read a number of letters lamenting how Monsanto, Dow, and other corporations and agribusiness bought the election, in Washington State, about GMO’s.  I take a completely different stand on this.  Thanks to these chemical conglomerates we now have a way to question many of their practices and products using the initiative process in every state nationwide.  Let’s face it they spent 46 million dollars in California and another 23 million dollars in the state of Washington to convince us that GMO’s might be safe, my question, how much are they willing to spend overall?   


     And Growth Modified Organisms are not the only questionable products that many of these companies distribute that they claim have health and environmental benefits and do little harm.


     I propose using the initiative process to question some of these assertions that have been put forward to us by writing initiatives that force these corporations to prove their chemicals and products true value and safety or remove them from the American retail and business market.  And if they choose to spend millions to fight any disclosures of their products that may have little value, or might even be dangerous, then let them.  And if we have to run multiple initiatives on multiple products that they sell, then again, let’s do that.


     But if you’re a group planning on running an initiative and you feel that their may be other issues you want to become involved in then be smart and keep a copy of all those individuals that signed the original initiative document so you can easily contact them about other issue’s. This way it would be much easier to coordinate where signature gathers would be, and when, as a convenience to the public while shortening the amount of time needed to collect these signatures.



Bill Walker

Haunted Northern State

I worked on the grounds of Northern State Hospital in Sedro-Woolley, WA for over five years at two different jobs and with Halloween just around the corner I thought I would share some of my experiences, as well as a few others, during my employment their. As many of you have heard, or perhaps not, this old psych hospital built and opened in 1912 is purported to be quite haunted. I can certainly attest to the fact that there is at least some very strange energy that manifests itself on this sprawling 400 acre plus site.

My first job on these grounds was with Job Corp which is located, in part, in the four old dormitory buildings that housed almost all of the patients until the hospital was closed in 1979. And these buildings are still used for the same purpose for the kids attending Job Corp. And part of my job was to do bedroom checks, since I worked the night shift, making sure the students were all where they were supposed to be. The dorm I worked in had two floors, boys on the ground level, and girls on the second floor, and each floor is set up in a T formation with heavy magnetic steel fire doors separating the three different hallways that make up the T. All three of these double fire doors are set up to close together in the case of a fire as they are all on the same electrical circuit. I always knew when I was being escorted along my rounds by something, or someone that I could not see, as quite often when I would pass threw one of the three sets of fire doors they would suddenly close right behind me but the other two sets would remain open. Like I already said, that’s impossible, they are all on the same circuit and it wasn’t the same set of doors each time. It varied I guess depending on which set my invisible helper decided to release for my benefit.

If you ever watched the show Ghost Hunters on A&E they had a half hour segment about Northern State where in one camera shot you can actually see a shadow step out from behind a wall and into a hallway and then suddenly step back out of the camera shot. I have been down that hallway once on a tour and it’s blocked off so you can’t go any further then where you see the shadow person emerge from and then disappear from. I guess permanently sealed doorways don’t present much of a problem for him!

I also worked at the Evaluation & Treatment Center that used to be housed on the same grounds about a quarter of a mile down the hill from Job Corp. And much to the dismay of two of our nurses Shadow Man, as he is referred too, made a couple of visits to see us down there as well. The first one was when one of our night nurses was looking out our break room window, not really thinking about much of anything, when she said that the whole window became shadowed over just like someone was walking right past the window except, other then a shadow, there was nobody their. The second nurse to make his acquaintance about a year later had gone outside for a break during a heavy rainstorm. She had been standing under our front door eve when she very suddenly ran back inside exclaiming, “Oh my god, Oh my god, I think I just saw shadow man.”

After calming down she explained how she had just been kind of staring out at the rain when she suddenly noticed a complete full outline of a man running threw the rain. The thing was though, as she put it, “I could see the rain falling right threw him, but it was just a shadow.” I thought that was going to be the last night we ever saw her but she did continue to work their even after her encounter though she rarely went outside by herself after this at night.

I have many other stories that I heard from students and the like but I’ll close with the two scariest stories of all. The first happened in the administration building that houses a different treatment center then where I worked.  One night two nurses went to get on the elevator that runs between the basement and the first and second floors. However, the basement is no longer used except for storage so the elevator is locked out from going down to that level. On this night though the ghosts had other plans and not only did the elevator go down to the basement it refused to go back up after the doors opened and then stayed open no matter what buttons they pushed. I was told that it took the fire department to come and unlock the stairway door and escort these two nurses back upstairs because they wouldn’t leave the open elevator until they got their.

And finally, the old hospital building that is on the grounds has been used on a couple of occasions to film horror movies by Valentine Films. One movie called, Bloody Mary, didn’t need any computer to add special effects. In one scene a woman is in a bathroom and is supposedly being attacked by Bloody Mary and as the camera pulls away so you can no longer see her, the bathroom lights start flickering on and off rapidly, creating a great effect along with her screams. However, like the magnetic doors, this bathroom is wired into the electrical system for that entire section of the hospital which means that there is no way the light’s can do that. And if you tried to do this from the electrical panel you would blow out the entire system for that part of the building. It’s in the film which you can still get on DVD online.

So if you ever find yourself on the grounds of Northern State remember, It’s always Halloween their, so expect the unexpected.



MS and Spontaneous Remission

Copaxone This is a letter of hope to anyone who has or knows someone with multiple sclerosis. I wasn’t aware that this could happen until I witnessed it happening to someone else with MS. So yes, this is a true story.
About twelve years ago and not long after my own MS diagnosis I was volunteering at a thrift store for animal welfare on Whidbey Island in Washington State. The day I started I also found out that there was another volunteer who also had this yucky disease. And she was much worse off then I was. She described her disease as being responsible for her being blind in one eye and nearly blind in the other. She had to use braces to walk and even then it was extremely difficult. She said that she was always in pain and because of the numbness in both of her feet she hadn’t been able to feel anything in either foot for fourteen years.
We talked quite a bit about our conditions so it didn’t surprise me when she came in one day and said that when she woke up that morning she felt different. When I asked what she meant by different she couldn’t really give me an answer other then she felt different. Little did either of us realize the miracle that was about to take place.
About two weeks after our conversation she was in a complete remission. Her eye sight in both eyes had returned to 20/20. She had full feeling in both of her feet and no longer needed her braces because she could walk just fine without them.
When I asked my Neurologist about this he stated, “Yes spontaneous remission is possible, but it’s very rare, so I wouldn’t get my hopes up to much.”
I was like, are you kidding, sometimes hope is all people with MS have. And let’s put this into perspective. If MS can turn itself off almost as fast as it can come on then that means that there is some kind of a mechanism controlling it. And if we can find that switch then I could care less whether I have the disease or not as long as it stays turned off!
And this gives me tremendous hope regardless of how rare it might be!




Me (Bill) having way to much fun at work!

     This blog is primarily for writers that are new to blogging who may or may not understand the significance of Gravatar and what it can do to drive readers to your blog. First though let me state that I am not a Gravatar expert by any means. I even had to Google it to find out that its primary purpose is to act as a spam blocker to your blog site so you don’t get inundated with spam off the web in your comments section.

     However, Gravatar also serves another extremely important function.  And I can’t tell you just how frustrating it is to read your Gravatar comments about yourself and all the great things you want to say and share with me in your blog, only to find out when I open to your Gravatar page, after clicking on your picture, that you didn’t provide a link to get to your blogGravatar is like the front door for me to come straight through to find you.  It’s nothing less then the gateway to navigate around the blogesphere.  It makes you visible to the world so you can be heard and I assume that you do want to be heard or you wouldn’t be writing.

     This, if you don’t already know, is how you add a link to your Gravatar page that leads me to your blog!

1.     Go up to the right hand corner of your Gravatar page where it says my account and click on it.

2.     Click on where it says, Go to my profile.

3.     Then look for and click on where it says, My links.

4.     Look where it says, Link URL.  Put in your blog site URL which is the web address at the top of your blog home page.

5.     This is an Example of mine:

6.     The http:// part of the address is already there.

7.     It should look like this when you’re done:

8.     Then where it says blog title put in your title. Mine is: visusunoorca  (Which is also part of my blog address but it doesn’t have to be.)

9.     Go to the Add button just to the right of this and click on it.

10.    You now have a link that will bring me straight to your page.


     Happy Blogging!


PS. I can’t wait to read about what matters to you.

The Keystone XL Oil Pipeline


Anacortes Washington refinery where tar sands oil is already being refined!

     In a previous blog, The Keystone Oil Pipeline, is it all just a big lie?  I questioned just who was going to benefit from all this tar sands oil from Alberta Canada that would cross dangerously through America’s environmentally sensitive heartland to refineries in Texas and down south through this manmade vein?

     If we are to believe the, everything is wonderful ranting, by the people behind the TV commercials put forth by thousands of out of work construction workers are about to find blissful employment building this pipeline.  And if we buy into that deception, then surely we will believe that two dollar and fifty cent a gallon gasoline, like Newt Gingrich promised won’t be far behind. 

     I guess the people must have conveniently missed the Senate vote on (S 1813) where 65 Senators voted against requiring refined oil from the Keystone Pipeline be kept in the United States.  And I guess they also missed the fact that those very same Senators wouldn’t even require that the pipeline be built by American workers and, oh yes, that also included not requiring that American Steel and Iron be used in the construction of the Keystone Pipeline.

     In short it makes the line by in their commercials, “Bringing tar sands oil to American markets,” One of the biggest lies of all unless of course they mean South American markets?   

     And finally it just kind of makes one wonder, what do those 65 Senators know about The Keystone XL Pipeline that they don’t want the rest of us to know?  I guess we’ll find out after either the pipeline is approved or after the upcoming 2012 election.  Unless of course they’re being bought off under the table?

     I say, “Fire them all”, it’s time for the American worker to take back, and truly occupy America, because WE are too big to fail.

     Be Heard!!!!



Bill Walker

GREED: The New Religion and its Paper God!


GREED: The New Religion and its Paper God!

GREED: The New Religion and its Paper God!

     There is a new religion taking hold in America and it is every bit as evil as anything that Satan ever dreamed of.  It’s fanatical, destructive, and it has the ability to consume anyone that does not give it the proper respect that it requires.  This religion was born a long time ago but it recently has found the perfect womb in which to grow and possess its victims from.  It is no less then a snake that slithers under and around the tables and chairs of America’s, and the worlds, Corporations, Banks, and Financial Markets.  It even has its own Boardroom Chapels where the flock comes to pray and worship on Electronic Alters that flash gains and sacrifices as they plan how to foolishly manipulate this demon to fulfill their own desires.  The religion is greed and it comes with a paper god that is called by many names, Money, Currency, Dollars, just to name a few.

     The holy trinity of the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost, have now been replaced with the Supreme Court, Energy Conglomerates,  and Banks that are to big to fail.  And this new religion is run by the new Apostles and Saints who are now referred to as CEO’s and the Board of Directors.  They preach daily about profits and cost containment as they set their cross-hairs on any one that tries to stand in their way as they plan the destruction of the environment and world financial domination behind the disguise of Corporate Personhood

     This religion comes complete with its own simple Bible that contains only one Bible Verse.  What’s mine is mine.  What’s ours is mine. And what’s yours will soon be mine!  And the Greediest pursue this with a passion and self righteousness that blinds them as they throw their fellow countrymen to the lions while relishing their ill gotten rewards. 

     A day of reckoning is coming, an economic inquisition if you will, when the poor rise up and cast down this Satan of mans own design.  We are the ones that will occupy their nightmares from a nearby park or maybe even their own corporate offices.  We are the 99%.  And it will be our Faith that will eventually crush their destructive financial gains.  And until then remember what Jesus Christ said, “Give to Caesar, what belongs to Caesar.  But give to God, what belongs to God.”  A new day is coming, a true Heaven on Earth! Which side are you on?

 Bill Walker



The Coming Crash of the Oil Markets!

     As we approach another Earth Day, as well as four dollar a gallon plus gas prices, we can already hear the chant of, “drill baby drill” from conservatives and oil companies alike.  A few are even promising two dollar and fifty cent a gallon gasoline if we agree to rape ANWR, The Arctic Circle, and other areas that are still somewhat pristine in North America, including her coastlines all in the name of personal and financial greed without any regard for all of the other animals and their habitat that we share this planet with what so ever.

     If we needed any real proof of what a lousy idea this really is we don’t need to look any further then the BP blowout in The Gulf of Mexico.  If we can’t control a drilling operation in what is mostly a calm body of water how can anyone possibly believe that we can perform it safely in our world’s most violent body of water up in The Arctic Circle?  What if there was a way where you not only didn’t have to pay two fifty a gallon for gas but where you didn’t have to pay for gas at all? There is! 

     The problem with electric cars up to now is that it takes them eight hours or longer to recharge their batteries after a hundred or so miles of use.  One of the solutions to that problem is a company in Seattle, Washington called EnerG2.  They have already developed a nano-engineered carbon for use in batteries that allows for an increased battery capacity that can recharge totally in a matter of minutes rather then hours.  This is a highly purified carbon that they are already using in small batteries with hopes of having a car battery ready in five years that can totally recharge in ten to fifteen minutes and go farther on a charge then the current battery systems.  And furthermore they have just opened their first production facility in Albany, Oregonto expand research, development, and manufacturing.

     This is an environmentalists dream come true so I strongly recommend support of this company and others like it that are leading the way out of places like the Alberta Tar Sands in Canada as well as The Middle East with its propensity to like our money but hate us otherwise.  And wouldn’t it be great to never have to have another oil change since electric cars don’t need oil and require far less maintenance because of having far fewer moving parts?  I sure think it would!

     Yes, we would still need to do a massive upgrade on our antiquated electrical grid as it would never be able to hold the increased electric capacity that would be required if everyone had an electric car.  And we would still need either coal fired or natural gas powered electric plants but this would at least get us started in the right direction.  And who knows maybe that would be enough to open the door out in Western America to building Geothermal power plants where that energy is very accessible.  And it most certainly would create an abundance of construction and manufacturing jobs that our economy desperately needs.

     If you truly care about our world I ask you to please support start up companies like EnerG2 and other emerging technologies. Research them, get in touch with them, buy their stock if you can, do anything you have to, just make sure that energy conglomerates and their minion corporations can’t buy them up and bury them.  It’s our time to win, but to do that we need to stand up, and we need to stand united and strong.  It’s time for the other 99% of us to occupy the future and just say “NO” to corporate greed and environmental destruction!  


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