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Last Updated 03-30-09


My Greatest Achievements


Much Cheaper, Much Better Healthcare in the USA? 

It's Possible!

Just Say No to Health Insurance - especially if the Government provides it

Please Pray for Steve Balkaran

 September in Seattle

Klamath Lake Blue-Green Algae Expedition


Grandkid Bragbook

June 2007

Sun Bathing will cure not cause skin cancer

How to select Fruit

Les Jones - Amazing

Hawaii Prep 1971

Raw Sacramento

Mark's 2007 Calendar of Events


I'd Like

Mark in the News


Davis, CA Co-op Reporter

August 2004

Article on Raw Foods


Alternative Medicine Magazine

May 2004

Article on Diet

(broadband recommended)


Sacramento Bee

July 2003

Article on Raw Foods


Sacramento Magazine

June 2002

"Meatless in Sacramento"

Phoenix Weekend with Todd, Laura & John

February 2005


Gospel & Praise Music

A Tribute to

Wes Kewish

Motorcycles in my Blood

0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds!   

March 2002 Editorial

(A Letter published in the Sacramento Bee)

Why Nobody Votes

January 2002 Editorial


Are you tired of hearing complaints about the United States?



Read This!

US vs. Them

A light-hearted comparison of Geo W. Bush and Osama B. Laden

If you haven't yet had Laser Surgery to improve your eyes

Read about this Natural Exercise Approach to restoring sight

The average American gains 18 pounds between Halloween  and New Year's Day!

Alkalai Flat vs. Metro PCS

fight the 'Tower of Doom'

What was I doing?

Warning:  Do NOT use Priceline to buy airline travel tickets!  Here's Why 

#1 Cause of Death in America:  Doctors!

Will your Grandchildren know what stars are? 

"Citizens should not be more afraid of the police than they are of criminals." Equal Justice Foundation

"The abandonment of the gold standard made it possible for the welfare
statists to use the banking system as a means to an unlimited expansion of
Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the 'hidden' confiscation of wealth.
Gold stands in the way of this insidious process. It stands as a protector
of property rights. "--Alan Greenspan, Former Federal Reserve Chairman

People who eat 3 servings of fruit per day have 1/16 the cancer risk of Americans who (on average)  eat 3 servings per week.

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness; and that to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any Form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it."  Declaration of Independence 1776. 

Have you forgotten What WAR is? - (a reminder by Harry Browne, economist and Pulitzer Prize winning author).


Mark S. Blackburn, MBA   



Recent News from Mark            (March, 2010)



Favorite Links

Human Health and Diet

Cichlids (Tropical Fish)

See my new Searunner Trimaran

Cruise Reports:                                      2004 Bahamas cruise report  (700 Miles)

Canistel                                                   2002 Maiden Voyage Toronto to Miami  (2000 miles)


Other                                                       2002 Cruise - Ensenada to Long Beach aboard Ludwig


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Ahoy, mate!  Welcome to my web.

I have a variety of information I hope you'll find helpful and instructive.  On my path through life I've tried to have an open mind.  Because of this, I have increasingly found the things I was taught as a child in my government school simply are not true.   I'm sure nobody deliberately tried to deceive me.  In the USA, however,  truth is often at a premium.  And, in times of war, TRUTH is usually the first casualty.   In this Internet age, thankfully, we now have among the freest and most far-reaching access to information  in history.  So, I dedicate this website to the truth, and to the notion that with increasing global communications, the USA will become less of an isolated island nation, and that the world will be a more embracing place.

Thanks for visiting.  Don't forget to bookmark this site if you find it valuable.

If you find errors, omissions, broken links, or nits to pick, please drop me a line!

Thanks for reading my page. Now go do something good for yourself!

-Your Host, Mark Blackburn

"I cannot comprehend how any man can want anything but the truth."   -  Marcus Aurelius Antoninus


"If we make peaceful revolution impossible, we make violent revolution inevitable." -- John F. Kennedy

"I have little interest in streamlining government or in making it more efficient, for I mean to reduce its size. I do not undertake to promote welfare, for I propose to extend freedom. My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them. It is not to inaugurate new programs, but to cancel old ones that do violence to the Constitution or that have failed their purpose, or that impose on the people an unwarranted financial burden. I will not attempt to discover whether legislation is "needed" before I have first determined whether it is constitutionally permissible. And if I should later be attacked for neglecting my constituents "interests, " I shall reply that I was informed that their main interest is liberty and that in that cause I am doing the very best I can."  --- Senator Barry Goldwater in his Presidential Campaign Bid in 1964.  (Today, you will NEVER hear such concern for liberty from our corrupt single party duality.  You WILL hear it from the Libertarians, however, and certain other independents.  Friends tell me I'm crazy for voting Libertarian.  I think people are crazy for voting for Democrats or Republicans).

"You know the world's gone mad when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy, the tallest guy in the NBA is Chinese, the Swiss hold the America's Cup, France is accusing the USA of arrogance and the Germans don't want to go to war!"  - Comedian Chris Rock

The leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 45 is going to the doctor" -US Dept of Health - December, 1999  (Related Article)

In spite of government programs to make us all wealthy and protect us from every calamity, the average US family is less than 90 days away from financial failure in the event of a job loss.  Is the low savings rate a reaction to or a consequence of  the government's  illusory 'safety net?' 

"The weather is HERE, wish you were BEAUTIFUL!"  Jimmy Buffet

All truth goes through three stages. First it is ridiculed.  Then it is violently opposed. Finally it is accepted as self evident. --  This gives me hope!

"Everything that can be invented has been invented." --Charles Duell, Commissioner of the U.S. Patent Office, advising President McKinley to close that office in 1899.
"Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it." -- George Bernard Shaw

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. Abraham Lincoln

"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed -- and thus clamorous to be led to safety -- by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary." -- H.L. Mencken

If God had intended men to go to sea in fiberglass boats, he would have planted fiberglass trees.  --unknown

 “Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.”  William Feather

"A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government...." Thomas Jefferson First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1801

“What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly.”  Thomas Paine

“Better to be wise by the misfortune of others than by your own.”  Aesop

When a Man talks Dirty to a Woman - It's Sexual Harassment. When a woman talks Dirty to a Man - It's $ 2.99 per minute.

"I think legislative assaults on motorcyclists are totally emotionally, disproportionate and totally unfair....they're instigated and implemented by people who know nothing about motorcycling, but have a prejudice.  It's easy to curb the freedoms of others when you see no immediate impact on your own." --Malcolm Forbes, Sr.

"It is not the function of the government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error." - U.S. Supreme Court

TIME Quote of the year:  "No Viet Cong ever called me nigger"
Muhammid Ali commenting on his principled, heroic refusing of his draft selection - April 30, 1967

As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler: solitude will be not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty nor weakness weakness"  - Henry David Thoreau

"This country is a one-party country. Half of it is called Republican and half is called Democrat. It doesn't make any difference. All the really good ideas belong to the Libertarians."
-- Hugh Downs

"News is what someone wants to supress.  Everything else is just advertising."   Reuven Frank, former President of NBC NEWS.

"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."
       --George Orwell

To the eternal chagrin of politicians and the press, most Americans pay little attention to politics and even less attention to government. To most, government is like the weather: omnipresent, uncontrollable, potentially
annoying and not infrequently threatening. It can indeed prove an interesting spectacle, but, like the Weather Channel, it's an acquired taste. - Jerry Taylor, Cato Institute

“The only thing that saves us from bureaucracy is its inefficiency.”  Eugene McCarthy

“The United States is a nation of laws:  Badly written and randomly enforced.”  Frank Zappa

"Freedom is the societal condition that exists when every individual has full (i.e. 100%) control over his own property." A. J. Galambos

"Son, when you grow up you will know who I really am. I am just a child like you who has been forced to act responsibly." -Rod Byrnes


"Sir, if you were my husband, I would poison your drink." --Lady Astor to Winston Churchill 

"Madam, if you were my wife, I would drink it!" --Churchill's reply

"By a continuous process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. The process engages all of the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner that not one man in a million can diagnose."  John Maynard Keynes, 1920

When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.  When the government fears the people, there is LIBERTY.  -- Thomas Jefferson


Flying out of HNL 2010


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  Mark S. Blackburn, MBA
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Last Updated: March 13, 2010