What Happens When “Scotland” Comes To Spain?


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Friday saw the largest demonstration in the history of Barcelona with 1.8 million people showing up, exceeding all previous records, calling for Catalan independence…

As Martin Armstrong notes, demonstrators were waving independence flags and wearing yellow-and-red shirts with the phrase “Now is the time” shouting “Independencia!” as they swarmed into the semiautonomous area in northeastern Spain that hails Barcelona as its capital.

What is clear, we are seeing the beginning stages of what we have warned about – the rise of civil unrest that leaded to nations dividing or being overthrown in revolutions. What has taken place in Scotland is by no means going unnoticed.

“Independence, independence”, has been the new cry of the people today in Spain in the center of the Catalan capital. Two main roads that converge at a place filled over a distance of seven miles with people. Here, a “V” for “Victoria” (Victory) was formed. The amount of protesters is very impressive and the police have been gearing up for this because they know what is coming.

Catalonia has 7.6 million inhabitants and this is a very important region for Spain. Despite the economic crisis and an unemployment rate of more than 22 percent, Catalonia is around one fifth of total gross domestic product of the Southern European country is generated.  

Proponents of secession from Spain think an independent Catalonia would achieve a higher standard of living.

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Coming to another European country near you soon…

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Of course, this doesn’t help…

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Just as we warned previously…

The history of Europe over the last 100 years shows that austerity can have severe consequences and outcomes and perhaps most notably, the independent variable that did result in more unrest: higher levels of government debt in the first place.

 

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And here is Deutsche Bank’s take on how this might escalate…

From Edinburgh to Barcelona

The unexpected increase in the uncertainty about the outcome of next week’s Scottish independence referendum – see accompanying article in this issue of Focus Europe – re-focused press and clients’ attention on the possibility of a similar referendum in Catalonia on 9 November. The large demonstration in Barcelona on 11 September contributed to elevate media interest.

Catalonia matters

It will take years for Spain to work through the high public and private debt, but the country tends now to be described as a poster-child of the euro-area approach to the crisis along with Ireland, while France and above all Italy struggle to recover. Furthermore, contrary to France, the Spanish government is in a more solid position, and, contrary to Italy, it showed a greater determination in implementing structural reforms.

 

However, calls for a self-determination referendum in Catalonia add a significant element of uncertainty. Catalonia accounts for a larger proportion (18.8%) of the national economy than Scotland (8%). Indeed, Catalonia is the largest region in Spain (Figure 2).

Catalonia’s referendum would have less clear consequences than Scotland’s

The consequence of the Scottish referendum will be clear: a yes would imply that Scotland becomes independent and Great Britain would be a less united kingdom. The Catalan referendum would differ in at least two elements:

First, and most important, the Catalan referendum, if it takes place, would probably have a very different (lack of) legal basis. The Spanish Constitution opens the possibility of referenda, but specifically excludes from such a procedure the “basic principles” of the Spanish constitution, which include Spain’s unity. Indeed, it appears highly likely that the Spanish Constitutional Court will reject Catalonia’s request for a self-determination referendum to be held on 9 November.

 

Second, even if a non-binding referendum were to take place, it would probably ask two questions: (i) “Do you want Catalonia to become a state?” and (ii) “If yes, do you want this state to be independent?”

Will the Catalan referendum take place?

The referendum is promoted by the Catalan President Artus Mas, leader of Convergence and Union (CiU) and the junior regional government partner Republican Left of Catalonia (Esquerra Republicana per Catalunya – ERC). The latter is a more radical pro-independent party. The 2012 CiU-ERC government pact is based on the commitment that a self-determination referendum will take place by end-2014 unless socio-economic conditions require a postponement.

Assuming that as expected the constitutional court will declare the referendum illegal, we see four broad scenarios:

(I) Catalan President Mas and Spanish PM Rajoy’s reach a compromise and both referendum and early regional elections are avoided (positive for a macro-stability point of view). Rajoy could change approach and promise a constitutional reform after the end-2015 general election along with greater financial autonomy (for example in terms of tax treatment).

 

— Push-back: If Rajoy is seen as too lenient, his PP party could pay a political cost. But if Mas does not obtain major concessions, his position would weaken to the advantage of ERC. If a compromise was easy to reach we would not have come to the current situation. ERC could also react by triggering a fall of the Catalan government.

 

(II) Mas triggers early elections using the result as a de facto proindependence vote (potentially negative for a macro-stability point of view).

 

— Push-back: The risk for Mas would be to lose the presidency as his current junior coalition partner ERC is leading in opinion polls. The eventuality that Catalonia, contrary to Scotland, is not allowed to hold a referendum could further boost consensus for ERC.

 

(III) A variation of the second scenario is a crisis triggered by ERC (potentially negative for a macro-stability point of view). In this case CiU could try to form another government coalition (e.g. with the socialists) but the risk, however, would be that ERC would gain further consensus ahead of the next elections to the cost of the less radical CiU.

 

— Push-back: CiU will be perfectly aware of this risk – hence they will have to avoid providing a clear justification to ERC. This in turn complicates even further the relationship with Madrid.

 

(IV) Catalonia goes ahead with the referendum even if the Constitutional Court declares it illegal (potentially negative for a macro-stability point of view). According to the Financial Times (11 Sept.), the majority of analysts believes the vote will have to be called off after the Constitutional Court’s ruling. There are probably at least three reasons behind this view. First, going ahead with an illegal referendum could split Mas’ party. Second, a significant part of the Catalan population could boycott the referendum if it is declared illegal. Third, the referendum would have no legal validity and Madrid could argue that nothing has changed – it could also complicate the relationship of Catalonia with EU partners. However, we would not discard the possibility of a referendum taking place on 9 November:

 

— Push-back: ERC could push to hold an informal referendum anyway. Alternatively, Mas may want to avoid losing the initiative at the advantage of ERC and also use the result of the referendum to strengthen his bargaining position with Madrid.

Which scenario is more likely? Toward a muddle-through approach

In cases as complex as the one above the most likely scenario can sometimes be identified by finding the dominant strategy (in terms of game theory). However, it is extremely difficult to identify such a strategy given the above described constellations of incentives and constraints. For example, PM Rajoy could opt for a divide-and-rule strategy by trying to entice Mas’ CiU away from the alliance with ERC via material concessions. But that would cause the fall of the current government and more importantly could further boost ERC’s projected share of seats. On top of that, Rajoy will also have to take into account the repercussions of his concessions on other regions – for example on the Basque regions. The risk of ending up in a “prisoner’s-dilemma” conundrum, where the least optimal solution is selected, is material.

Alternatively, we could resort to economic arguments. The scenarios that lead to the greater economic benefit (i.e. probably scenario I above) should become the most likely. The central government may hope that the improving economic conditions will quell the demand for independence. Although it is true that the economic crisis shone a light on the financial transfers from Catalonia to the central government, our understanding is that the drivers of the independence movement in Catalonia are beyond economic considerations. They are rooted in a centuries-long history. This gives a strong emotional content to the debate beyond pure economic considerations like in Scotland.

The Scottish referendum and reactions to it will matter for Catalonia

Next week’s Scottish referendum could affect the likelihood of the above four scenarios via at least three elements.

The result: a yes vote would probably boost the independence movement.

 

The EU partner reactions: the pro-independent Catalans are in favour of Catalonia as an independent state within the European Union.3 If Scotland vote yes, joining the EU could become a complicated process. The European Union could be weary of being seen as supporting Scotland’s independence given the situation in Ukraine. Equally if not more relevant, a number of European countries will be also wary of the consequences for their own territorial unity, for example Belgium and to a lesser extent Italy. Overall, exiting the euro-crisis calls for further European integration. A break-up of the euro-area fourth largest country would be perpendicular to this trajectory.

 

Markets and business reaction: a negative reaction by the market and businesses potentially reallocating away from Scotland in case of a yes vote could weaken the pro-independence movement in Catalonia.

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Opinion polls on Catalonia independence

No regular, independent opinion polls are available to assess support for the pro-independence vote. However, there appears to have been an increase in the support for pro-independence over the past 3 years.

According to the State pollster CIS this year around 45% of the Catalan supports full independence, 20% a federal state and 23% an autonomous region (Reuters).

The Center for Opinion Studies of the Catalan presidency reported a 54.7% support for independence in 2013. The 2014 survey provides a less clear reading.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-14/what-happens-when-scotland-comes-spain

Moving Through Dimensions – Kwan Yin


Kwan Yin’s MER-KA-BA Travel Tips — II

Can you imagine, and perhaps would you be so kind as to dream of, how, if dimension is all about size, and dimensional movement is all about contraction (inward) or expansion (outward), the amount of “empty space” between the particles of consciousness that you are “made” of, actually determines the dimension(s) you are in?

You may need a moment to ponder that, but when you do, you’ll see  it absolutely makes sense. In fact, how could it be any different?

Now, for the dreaming part: just imagine that you are in absolute control over this, and that the “consciousness particles” I am talking about are not just your physical atoms, electrons, etc. but also the very akeneic particles themselves of which your kakra system and ultimately even your Mer-Ka-Ba itself is made of?

Using your thoughts and imaginations, you can travel anywhere.

The only limit is your own ability to imagine the bounty of endless infinityscapes you seek to visit.

Enjoy the roller coaster, when you decide to try this in bed tonight, you might not find yourself where you started, but boy oh boy will you have fun!

Next time we get into this, I’ll discuss the actual practical usages that come with understanding the full implications of working with defined, un-defined and non-defined kakra systems at the heart of your Mer-Ka-Ba, as touched upon in my previous Travel Tip. It’s your akeneic engine core, basically, but more about that another time.

As for now, kind lady, kind sir:
Your Transverse awaits…

Image Credit: Dave Morrow
Image Credit: Dave Morrow

(It was a ‘shortie’ this time, but I’ll make up for it by buying you a cocktail in my favourite Honomeia beach bar, once you make it there, and you will make it there, not kidding — not about the cocktail either!) :D

Kwan Yin

http://therisingway.com/2014/09/11/moving-through-dimensions/

False Prophets – Teal Swan


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A false prophet is one who falsely claims the gift of prophecy or divine inspiration or who uses that gift for evil ends. Here in we run into our first problem, often someone who is considered a “true prophet ” by some people is simultaneously considered a “false prophet” by others. I am no exception to this rule. In fact there are people who think that my stance on this particular subject is just more proof that I, myself am a false prophet. So what exactly is my stance on false prophets? There is no such thing as a false prophet.
In this episode, Teal explains her view on false prophets and offers the highest perspective about people who “lead others astray”. She also teaches us how to get in touch with our own power of discernment.

http://www.askteal.com
Kuan Yin’s Mantra (c) 2002 Lisa Thiel – used by permission http://www.sacreddream.com

SaskPower ordered to remove all smart meters in the province


Can we get some testing conducted on the dangers of living under high powered EMF’s?

By Shawn Knox Global News

REGINA – SaskPower has announced that they are removing all the smart meters that were installed in the province.

The minister responsible for SaskPower Bill Boyd said the utility company will be taking out all 105,000 smart meters around Saskatchewan.

“I think the concerns about safety are paramount here, the concerns are significant enough, anytime families are at risk in Saskatchewan, actions have to be taken and that’s why we’ve directed SaskPower accordingly,” said Minister Boyd.
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The removal of the smart meters over the next six to nine months will cost around $15 million, according to SaskPower.

“We view it as similar to a recall situation and the people of Saskatchewan shouldn’t be responsible for the costs of this and we’ll do everything we can to recover those costs,” said Boyd.

Boyd will also be reviewing why the new meters weren’t properly studied or tested before they were installed in homes.

“I don’t know whether there was enough testing done. We’ll certainly be conducting, along with SaskPower, an internal review of the procurement procedures around this around the safety concerns people had,” added Boyd.

“We want to determine when these were originally ordered, if there were safety concerns known at that point in time, so we have a lot of questions we’re going to be discussing with SaskPower about how this came to be.”

Earlier this month SaskPower temporarily suspended its installation of smart meters around the province after half a dozen caught fire.

http://globalnews.ca/news/1483134/saskpower-ordered-to-remove-all-smart-meters-in-the-province/

Shanghai: China, Russia and Brazil want to set up their own ‘world’ bank, Brics to open alternatives to World Bank, IMF


 

Shanghai: China, Russia and Brazil want to set up their own ‘world’ bank (Photo: stuck_in_customs)

By Valentina Pop

10.07.14

BRUSSELS – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (the so-called Brics) are to establish alternatives to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, which they find too biased towards Europe and the US.

The “New Development Bank” to rival the World Bank will be launched at a Brics summit in the Brazilian city of Fortaleza next week, with all agreed except where to put the main headquarters, Russian finance minister Anton Siluanov said Wednesday (9 July).

The two options currently being considered are Shanghai or New Delhi, Siluanov said. Russia didn’t push to get the bank in Moscow, but will seek management posts instead, he said.

The project will see each of the Brics contribute €1.4 billion to the bank’s funds over the next seven years, with the bank’s maximum capital set at €73 billion. The bank will fund mainly infrastructure projects.

Other countries that want to join will be able to do so once the new bank opens for lending, in 2016, the minister added.

It will be a small rival to the €163 billion-strong World Bank, but it marks the departure of a US and Europe-dominated international financial system.

Siluanov also confirmed plans for a separate Brics project: an alternative to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

This would be set up as a joint contingency pool between the five Brics countries to the tune of €73 billion.

“We have reached an agreement that, in the current conditions of capital volatility, it is important for our countries to have this buffer a so-called “mini-IMF” – a financial organisation which could quickly react to capital outflow, providing liquidity in hard currency, in particular in US dollars,” Siluanov said.

The pool will become available in 2015 and will see each of the Brics countries putting in as much of a proportion of the total capital as it would be allowed to withdraw, except for China (the largest donor) and South Africa (the smallest), which will be allowed to withdraw half and double their contributions, respectively.

Brics nations have grown increasingly frustrated at the priorities of the IMF, particularly during the euro-crisis, where a disproportionate amount of the fund’s money went to bailouts in southern Europe.

http://euobserver.com/economic/124920

 

Who can you trust? Take two.


Note: I concur with Ann, I’m seeing too much evidence that something MAGNIFICENT is on the horizon. Too many indications that transmutation is taking place at most every level, the chaos we see unfolding in the “outer” world is the result of a massive purging of density. There’s too much at stake, this planet and our human skin-suits are considered a highly valued “universal resource” for DNA and the creation of life to let us perish. The direction of energy is changing to a much higher frequency and as the vibration continues to climb,  positive manifestations will become increasingly apparent to everyone. Focus on BE-ing and DO-ing with the highest intentions for the common good and in living life in total transparency, accountability and with no hidden agenda’s in order to manifest the Highest possible outcome. Be the change you seek and don’t give energy to to the doomsayers, only to that which you want to create. Mahalo, Annette

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Note: See this, for Take One.

I’ve just spent a wasted? confusing? enlightening? disgusting? two hours with one “Joseph Chiappalone” via the internet. I had been alerted to him by  Bumpercrop, an unusually insightful commenter on this blog who referred me to an interview that he did with Jeff Rense. The interview was over 30 minutes long, so I postponed it.

Then Laura Bruno, who did listen to the interview, after seeing the comment on my site, decided to post it on hers.

“This Artificial Reality Must End” ~ Joseph Chiappalone w/ Jeff Rense 03.15.2013

Since I enjoy what Laura writes so hugely, especially her precise, sweeping “rants” that capture in detail the whole range of nefarious goings-on, I eagerly read her introduction to the audio, and then, while eating lunch (shouldn’t have done that), listened to the interview itself. It left me with an icky, gunky taste in my mouth. If Barbara Marciniak is right, that we need to listen to our bodies to discern the “truth” about the world, then I certainly did. I couldn’t help but do so. Simply, I don’t buy what Joseph Chiappalone says, not even a teensy weensy part of me. I just say NO.

And it’s not that I don’t think all of what he says might be “true,” or I should say, “true” in a certain timeline. On the other hand, recent experiences of my own — the North American Permaculture Convergence and my loving gathering with family upon the death of our mother — not to mention the wondrous two-house plus GANG garden permaculture paradise that six of us are in the midst of creating here in Bloomington with, by the way several stories that I have yet to tell about our recent successful, even pleasurable and victorious interactions with the city government — yes, these experiences, and others (what about my recent plane trips, for example, where, unfailingly, as we leave the plane, fellow passengers helped each other get their bags from the overhead, stay back so that others can leave ahead of them, smile and say hello) — all these have placed me firmly, at least for now, on the “side” of regeneration and resilience. I simply do not think that we are all going to “go up in smoke.”

Or maybe I’m already living in an alternate reality?

Maybe in the one I apparently, some time ago, jumped out of, Chiappalone is right? His predictions of increasing madness and violence leading to an ignominious end by 2019 certainly would meet with the nightmare visions I had as a child, when the idea that “the world will end in my lifetime (through nuclear conflagration)” weighed on me ever since I was two and a half years old, upon hearing the news about Hiroshima on the radio. My “knowledge” of the coming end times ruined my childhood, in the sense that, from then on, I could only pretend to play.

But would I rather my visions be proved correct, or that my intuition and forward reaching now be viable? Obviously the latter. (Or, as above, we are dealing with parallel realities, alternate timelines). On the other hand, I do think Chiappalone is correct, in that whatever we lose in the coming time, is not of value, since we are not our bodies, and, as he says, the most important fear to get over is the fear of “death.”

One of my housemates came back from two weeks away last night and this morning discovered that I had been in Seattle during that same time upon the death of my mother. “Oh,” she murmured, her face falling into sadness, thinking to commiserate with me. “It was good!” I told her, “Mom was 96 years old, time to go.” She still couldn’t seem to get over her initial reaction (was it fear of her own death that gripped her? I think it usually is), so I just said, or rather, I fear, I might have even snapped, “I’m comfortable with death. Don’t you realize that by now?”

I’m afraid I embarrassed her, or at least shocked her. Which is worse?

In any case, I do think Chiappolone is correct, that the fear of death keeps us in check, and able to be controlled by outside forces.

After listening to the Jeff Rense audio, I did some further research on the internet and, on an old “godlikeproductions” site, discovered a set of predictions that Chiappolino made that did not, by any stretch of the imagination, come true.

And I found some shady stuff supposedly associated with him, though who knows whether any of that is real or whether it matters.

And I did read through one of his long posts on rense.com, which I recommend instead of the audio above, since it doesn’t take as long to absorb and you won’t be dealing with his Australian accent.

Terminal Madness of the End Time

I have not read anything else. While I appreciate that he, who apparently claims to be a gnostic, and like John Lash Lamb (one of my heroes), views what is happening here as a result of a cosmic mistake, there’s just something about this man’s language and terminal worldview that my body itself does not accept. And I, like Barbara Marciniak suggests, have indeed “made friends with my body.”

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Garden


Courtesy of Hawaii Be Prepared blog

In my last post I mentioned how important it is to consider food security, especially living in the middle of the ocean. Unfortunately our islands are not self-sustaining – we cannot support the population without importing food. On top of that, the mainland drought is sure to bring even higher food costs, so storing something extra now is something to consider. How much depends on your own concerns and budget, but every family should have enough for at least a couple of weeks. And here in Hawaii, there’s not much excuse for having at least one edible on your lanai. Even if it’s not enough to completely support your family, you will gain the experience and appreciation for growing your own healthy food. And who knows – that knowledge may come in handy one day.

My parents both have green thumbs. I grew up in a house in the suburbs on the East Coast full of happy houseplants of all shapes and sizes, and a summer garden with an abundance of fresh veggies. I remember eating tomatoes off the vine, big beefsteak tomatoes literally bursting with deep red juiciness. But, alas, I didn’t seem to inherit the verdant digit. I wasn’t so interested in digging in the dirt with Dad back then, and any houseplant Mom put in my bedroom ended up sad and dying after a few months. I figured that sort of thing just wasn’t for me and I never gave it another thought, until I bought my first house back in Los Angeles. Suddenly, I wanted my own garden.

I managed to scrape out a few tomatoes, peppers and zucchini from that sad little plot back in the ‘hood. But believe it or not, when we moved to Hawaii it took many years for me to think about doing that again, because we were so busy working. Finally around 2007 I realized time was of the essence. I had to get serious about being prepared and figure out how to replace some of that lawn with something edible.

The first few years saw a lot of failures – I mean a LOT. It was depressing and stressful. One time I had sprouted dozens of seeds in one of those plastic trays with a lid, forgot and left the lid on during a hot day, and when I came home they were all fried. I was horrified; like I had been some sort of mass murderer of tiny children. But I definitely learned how to sprout seeds after that, and it’s one of my favorite parts of gardening now. Even my Dad, who I now know had mostly used starters, has started using more seeds too just to try some different things in his garden, and because, well, there is something satisfying about seeing that tiny speck become such a magnificent and useful entity.

Another mistake was more of a learning curve in terms of soil amendments. We have a local garden supply place here called Farm & Garden, and the guy who works there knows who I am by now because I am constantly pestering him with questions about what to do about this or that. Fortunately he always gives a patient smile along with his advice. Also, I learned that dirt – good dirt anyway – can be expensive, unless you make your own. At least for us on the leeward side, our soil tends to be shallow and rocky. So I can tell you from experience: if you’re starting out and need dirt, don’t be cheap about it, and compost, compost, compost, amend, amend, amend. Seriously – don’t buy a truckload of cheap dead dirt like we did. Good soil looks and feels like chocolate cake, not dusty gravel. Get some chickens too if you’re serious about good soil – which we are, and did. Good eggs too. ;)

Bugs and blight. Always trouble for the hopeful organic gardener. A friend of mine says she is trying diluted Simple Green for those problems on her plants, supposedly that is considered an organic option. I do sometimes use neem oil and Dr. Bronner’s peppermint castile soap, but unless you are seriously dedicated to spraying every leaf top and bottom every few days or if it rains it doesn’t seem to keep them at bay for long. I have been known to use BT and sometimes copper for the mildews and blights. They say those are organic options. I’m taking their word for it because I don’t want to lose another entire crop of cucumbers to worms again, or not continue to fight for those pesky tomatoes to survive their numerous blights. Tomatoes are – and excuse my French – a bitch to grow over on our side for some reason. But I have found a couple of strains that seem to do ok, and you can be sure I learned to save seeds from those varieties and have already grown subsequent generations much more successfully than when I first started. Seed saving is very satisfying. It makes you feel free of the system or something. Funny; I sometimes feel my grandparents, who were small farmers nearly a century ago, are smiling down on me somewhere, especially given the horrors of modern agriculture, Monsanto and all that. I believe the dedicated organic and heirloom farmer will eventually save the planet, one way or another, one plot of land at a time.

Slugs were a big problem when I first dug the garden. I lost a lot of young plants that way. I read somewhere that every piece of land has its share of slugs but that if you physically remove them you won’t have to worry about them again for several years. That has been my experience, to my surprise, at least for the most part. We had those seriously scary ginormous tiger slugs and I would go out after dark with a pair of chopsticks, a flashlight and a jar with a very secure lid – because those guys are strong I can tell you, and fast – and literally pick them out of my garden one by one. It took a few weeks of midnight diligence, and my family still finds the whole thing very humorous, but after that they were just kind of gone and I haven’t seen any since. I now only occasionally see evidence, at which time I scatter some iron phosphate ‘safe’ slug killer (debatable but I haven’t had any problems) and whatever may have been there goes away again. I only do that about once every six months now.

Leeward side gardening has the added issue of drought, so I do collect some rainwater when we get it. We’re high enough elevation to get some moisture but since we seem to get most of our rain in the spring and fall, if at all (used to be summer, but our climate has shifted too as I have heard told by some of the local ranchers) I now plant in January/February, and again in late summer. That way I kind of avoid being reliant on rain when it’s really hot and/or dry. So in the middle of summer when most mainland gardens have to be in full swing, much of my garden has been cleared and composted. That also seems to help with the bugs and blight as well by the way, since they seem to be in fullest swing for me in mid-summer.

The exceptions are the perennials, of which I have only a few, but I’m working on that. Come to find that here in Hawaii, since we never have frost, some things just never die! I have collards and long green eggplant that are like TREES by now – several years old. They just keep branching off and have even grown back after I thought I pulled them up by the roots! At that point I let them live; I figure they really want to grow there so just let them do their thing. So while some things tend to be difficult – like tomatoes and cucumbers – others basically move in permanently. 

Due to our rocky ground, I did try some straw bale gardening. It didn’t work so well for me the first time, but I’m going to try it again, when my husband decides to recycle the bales on his archery targets. I think I didn’t feed them enough first. I did create some above ground potato beds using old wire fencing. I put straw around the sides and filled them with dirt and compost, and successfully grew some potatoes. A couple of them have ginger and turmeric in them now. I have a separate plot for herbs, but I also keep some in pots closer to the house which is more convenient to the kitchen.

I have probably lost more plants than I grew since I started, and for a year or so I didn’t do anything out there at all. I was too cranky about the failures and too busy working, so it went to weed. But I got back on the horse, dug up even more of our lawn, and no longer cry over every failure, so to speak. I have learned to take it in stride, know my enemies and keep plowing forward no matter what. Kind of a good philosophy for a lot of things. And, we’ve learned to appreciate what we can grow. Want zucchini? Too bad – eat your green beans. This fall, I’m trying Brussels Sprouts again, after a spectacular failure a few years ago. Maybe they will do better this time, but if not, c’est la vie and I’ll try something else. And, I’ve been learning to can – nothing like eating homemade butter pickles or preserving that bumper crop of eggplant.

It took awhile, but I now understand why many consider gardening to be a powerfully meditative, positive experience, even with the losses and frustrations. Growing food is also pro-active against the doom and gloom out there. Your family’s food security is a vital topic, but despite the hard work, can be rewarding on so many levels. Dig in!

http://hawaiibeprepared.wordpress.com/

Police seize 190 pounds of illegally harvested ginseng


Unbelievable…is crime so low in West Virgina that cops have nothing better to do than bust people for harvesting ginseng? I think not.

This isn’t about illegally harvesting ginseng, it’s about money and keeping us in debt slavery. Period. I’m curious what the illegal drugs consisted of – personal marijuana stash? Couple tablets of Viagra? No details listed below, if it were anything significant related to trafficking that would boast about that too….yes, the U.S. has become a police state, no doubt about it. Solutions are out there, it’s a matter of the One People, the 99% standing in their sovereign power and reclaiming control.  Have a blessed day…Annette
Posted: Sep 18, 2014 1:34 AM PST
By Kayla Lambert
Illegal ginseng bust

BECKLEY (AP) — West Virginia natural resources police say they have made 11 arrests and seized 190 pounds of dry ginseng that was illegally harvested.

The West Virginia Department of Natural Resources estimates the market value of the native herb at $180,000.

The department said Wednesday the arrests followed a year-long investigation in southern West Virginia. Besides the ginseng, they said they also seized stolen guns, illegal drugs and $30,000 in cash.

West Virginia has a ginseng digging season. It begins Sept. 1 and runs through Nov. 30.

The department says the seized ginseng was harvested before the digging season began.

Ginseng long has been coveted in many Asian cultures because the plant’s gnarly, multipronged root is believed to have medicinal properties.

Natural resources officials say demand has spurred illegal harvesting.

http://www.wvva.com/story/26563681/2014/09/18/police-seize-190-pounds-of-illegally-harvested-ginseng

Warriors by Sitting Bull



Warriors were also given dominion over

the animal kingdom as stewards

and caretakers to heal, nurture, love and

preserve Gaia’s sentient BE-ings.

They’re our soul brothers and sisters

wearing different Earthbound skinsuits.

Annette O’Toole

School district police stock up free military gear


In this July 16, 2014 file photo, a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle sits in front of police headquarters in Watertown, Conn.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant armored vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles.

At least 26 school districts have participated in the Pentagon‘s surplus program, which is not new but has come under scrutiny after police responded to protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, last month with tear gas, armored military trucks and riot gear.

Now, amid that increased criticism, several school districts say they’ll give some of the equipment back, while others plan to keep the rifles they received. Nearly two dozen education and civil liberties groups sent a letter earlier this week to the Pentagon and the Justice and Education departments urging a stop to transfers of military weapons to school police.

The Los Angeles Unified School District — the nation’s second largest school district covering 710 square miles and enrolling more than 900,000 students — said it would remove three grenade launchers it had acquired because they “are not essential life-saving items within the scope, duties and mission” of the district’s police force.

But the district plans to keep the 60 M16s and a military vehicle — known as an MRAP — used in Iraq and Afghanistan that was built to withstand mine blasts.

District police Chief Steve Zipperman told The Associated Press that the M16s are used for training, and the MRAP, which is parked off campus, was acquired because the district could not afford to buy armored vehicles that might be used to protect officers and help students in a school shooting.

“That vehicle is used in very extraordinary circumstances involving a life-saving situation for an armed threat,” Zipperman said. “Quite frankly I hope we never have to deploy it.”

Law enforcement agencies around the country equipped themselves during learner budget years by turning to the Pentagon program, which the Defense Department has used to get rid of gear it no longer needs. Since the Columbine school shooting in 1999, school districts increasingly participated.

Federal records show schools in Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Michigan, Nevada, Texas and Utah obtained surplus military gear. At least six California districts have received equipment, state records show.

U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said while there’s a role for surplus equipment going to local police departments, “it’s difficult to see what scenario would require a grenade launcher or a mine resistant vehicle for a school police department.”

In Texas, Tina Veal-Gooch, executive director of public relations at Texarkana ISD, said the 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, led the district to acquire assault rifles. The district has no plans to return the weapons.

In Florida, Rick Stelljes, the chief of Pinellas County schools police, said Wednesday that the county has 28 semi-automatic M16 rifles. They have never been used, and he hopes they are never needed.

But, he said, they are “something we need given the current situation we face in our nation. This is about preparing for the worst-case scenario.”

School officials in Utah’s Granite School District and Nevada’s Washoe County School District, encompassing Reno, also said they don’t have any immediate plans to give back the M16s they received.

San Diego Unified School District is painting its MRAP white and hoping to use the Red Cross symbol on it to assuage community worries, said Ursula Kroemer, a district spokeswoman. The MRAP has been stripped of weapon mounts and turrets and will be outfitted with medical supplies and teddy bears for use in emergencies to evacuate students and staff, she said.

Jill Poe, police chief in the Southern California’s Baldwin Park school district, said she’ll be returning the three M16 rifles acquired under her predecessor.

“Honestly, I could not tell you why we acquired those,” Poe said. “They have never been used in the field and they will never been used in the field.”

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Tami Abdollah can be reached at http://www.twitter.com/latams

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Associated Press writers Juan Carlos Llorca in El Paso, Texas; Scott Sonner in Reno, Nevada; Brady McCombs in Salt Lake City; and Marina Hutchinson in Atlanta contributed to this report.

http://news.msn.com/us/school-district-police-stock-up-free-military-gear#tscptmf

Faroese Lies and the Lying Liars that Tell the Lies ~ Commentary by Sea Shepherd Captain Paul Watson


Note: Please share freely, the only way to fight willful ignorance is BOYCOTTING the Farose Islands. Take your vacation dollars elsewhere until a time when the Farose peoples discontinue this shameful, cruel, inhumane, outdated tradition that has no grounding in unity consciousness or reverence for sentient life. Mahalo, Annette

Faroese Lies and the Lying Liars that Tell the Lies. Commentary by Captain Paul Watson I've received quite a few angry messages from the Faroes and also from Denmark claiming they do not kill Atlantic White-sided dolphins. The Faroese are trying to say that Sea Shepherd harassed the dolphins today for no reason, because the Faroese whalers had no intention of killing them. They are blatantly telling the media that they don't kill White-sided dolphins.  They are liars. In August 2013 they killed 450 Atlantic White-sided dolphins.  If they are so damn proud of the pilot whales and the dolphins they kill in their despicable Grindacrap why are they denying this? Why? Because they want to accuse Sea Shepherd of harassment of dolphins. It is the same as the Canadians and their "Seal Protection Act" which makes it illegal to protect a baby seal. If you are convicted of breaking the Seal Protection Act because you tried to save a seals life, your record will simply say you were convicted of harassing a seal.  Here is a picture of an Atlantic White-sided dolphin lying dead on a Faroese dock. Funny thing that, considering they say they don't kill Atlantic White-sided dolphins. What they say and what they do generally tends to be quite different.

I’ve received quite a few angry messages from the Faroes and also from Denmark claiming they do not kill Atlantic White-sided dolphins. The Faroese are trying to say that Sea Shepherd harassed the dolphins today for no reason, because the Faroese whalers had no intention of killing them. They are blatantly telling the media that they don’t kill White-sided dolphins.

They are liars.

In August 2013 they killed 450 Atlantic White-sided dolphins.

If they are so damn proud of the pilot whales and the dolphins they kill in their despicable Grindacrap why are they denying this?

Why? Because they want to accuse Sea Shepherd of harassment of dolphins. It is the same as the Canadians and their “Seal Protection Act” which makes it illegal to protect a baby seal. If you are convicted of breaking the Seal Protection Act because you tried to save a seals life, your record will simply say you were convicted of harassing a seal.

Here is a picture of an Atlantic White-sided dolphin lying dead on a Faroese dock. Funny thing that, considering they say they don’t kill Atlantic White-sided dolphins. What they say and what they do generally tends to be quite different.

Aisha North ~ A short update on the energies 09/15/2014


Aloha,

As we move into the fall equinox, now is the time to pull any remaining weeds from tour garden we planted last spring. We’ve worked hard for the coming bounty, now’s the time to prepare for a bountiful harvest…Much love and gratitude, Annette

By Aisha North, 09/15/2014

 

 

As many of you have noticed the amplitude is once again increasing as we all prepare you for that incoming blast of light that will once again envelop your entire planet in this upcoming period. For as many of you know, you are approaching an important time of your year, when you once again enter what we like to call a focal point of energies. For what you call your Equinox is once again approaching, and with it, a whole new set of coordinates will come into being.

You see, this period will this time also come accompanied by a whole host of energetic messengers that will serve to strengthen the foundations for all those seeking balance while at the same time serve to further destabilize those still intent on creating fear in the hearts and minds of humanity. And so, that rift between the two worlds will once again widen, and for those trying to straddle this expanse, the ensuing confusion will also increase.

In other words, make sure to prepare yourselves for this incoming light by consciously going through your entire list of fixations, and we do mean that in a very broad way. For what needs to be fixed should be looked at in this upcoming period, and when we say fix, it is intended to cover the entire gamut from severance of old ties, finalization and closure, and all the way to fixing up solid anchorage to the new. And so, what may seem to be a long list of contradictions will eventually clarify your situation more and more as you begin to survey the scene that lies before you. Are you entirely free from any old inhibitors, or have some of them started to resurface again? And if they have, have you realized the reason for it, or has your mind started to play out the same old tales of disbelief and diminishment?

You see, as these incoming energies continue to squeeze and pull at you, it will also continue to extract the old and outdated juices if you will, and so, you may all at some time get that lingering sour taste of yesteryear in your mouth. But again it is essential to understand that this is all about extraction, and so, whatever may surface is doing so in order to make it disappear from your foundation, but in doing so, it may serve to confuse you even further. For this time, it serves you all to keep in mind that this is not for you to hold on to and scrutinize, no matter how foul a taste it will leave as it exist you being. No, this is simply something that you need to sever any attachment at all to in order to clarify you for that next step of final separation that looms ahead.

For now, so much will begin to leave your being it may be likened to veritable storm of confusing emotions for many of you, and so, we will once again repeat our old message of maintaining your focus on your inner being, not on your immediate surroundings where more chaos may erupt at any moment. For this period will serve to convince many of you that you might be losing the grip on yourself, but try to keep in mind that if you do, it is because you are meant to. For what you need to lose grip on, is everything that is being pushed out to the very perimeter of your existence in order for it to be able to exit your field completely, and so, if you try to catch it in the flight as it were you will simply delay the departure. And doing that will also serve to increase your bewilderment as soon as the ship you have bordered begins to drift ever further out into those clear blue waters of tomorrow.

For what is leaving you now is something you will need to let go of in order to make that journey outwards ever more speedy and indeed less intense, and so we will once again leave you with this short advice: learn to let go of anything that arises within you that leaves you feeling uneasy, unsure or even unworthy, for it is all part of your old setup, all packed up and made ready to leave you. For if you start to cling to these old remnants in an attempt to unravel the mystery they still hold for you, you will only serve to make yourself more entangled in this old web of insecurity and inability to soar as high as you are more than capable of at this moment in time. And now, as the incoming light will once again start to push the buttons in so many of you, learn to distinguish between those buttons that will serve to increase your abilities to soar ever higher and those that will only serve to slow you down. And now, that will be more imperative than ever, as the proverbial train has indeed left the station and the speed is picking up. And if you continue to try to sort through all of the unclaimed baggage still cluttering up the station, you will make it exceedingly difficult for yourself to literally catch those waves of incoming light that will soon arrive, ready to lift you all ever further and ever faster onwards and upwards, away from the old and into new layers of interesting formations of energetic compatibilities that again will serve to increase your momentum.

You see, this process is like an ever unfolding origami-like structure of interconnected energetic strata, one leading to another in a very detailed sequence. So if you in any way try to hold back the force of this momentum, you will only make it that much harder for yourself. For then, what can only be likened to a powerful but smooth river of light will for you seem to be nothing more than a churning morass of pulsating light, all doing what it can to bring you out of that stale backwater you so tenaciously try to cling on to. In other words, the light will do what it can to give you another mighty push in the back to speed your progress, but if you try to push your way backwards you will find yourself having a really hard time catching your breath or even keeping your head above the water.

So again we say prepare yourself by making that list of what to focus on and what to simply let go of one that truly favors the last category, and then, you will realize that all you need to bring along is you, the very essence of you. That is all it takes, and everything else is indeed optional. That is, the more you think you need to carry with you, the less comfortable this next part of the journey will be, and the more you will be apt to be dragged under by that extra burden you place on yourself. So let go and let be, and give yourself the opportunity to simply allow yourself to float as freely as you can in this ever moving, ever increasing flood of light. And do not think you have failed to do your lesson if nothing untoward at all will surface for you in the next few days. For if you already feel as free as a bird, that is actually what you are. And remember, do not make yourself the disservice of comparing your process to that of others in a way that will make you feel at fault. For that is indeed the surest way to exceed the limits of any “carry on luggage” you might be tempted to try to take along with you on this next stage.

So again we say know that all is well, and again, remember to let bygones be bygones, and continue to keep that uppermost in your mind as these days and nights come and go. For that way, you will learn the lesson as quickly as possible, and the lesson in once again the same it has been countless times before: whatever emerges is not for you to take care of. It is simply letting you know that it is exiting your immediate surroundings, and if you remember to not hold on to it, it will soon dissipate forever.

http://aishanorth.wordpress.com/2014/09/15/a-short-update-on-the-energies-64/

 

Simon Black – Scottish independence: they love democracy so much they’re trying to subvert it


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September 16, 2014
Santiago, Chile

The polls in Scotland will close this week on one of the more important elections in recent history… perhaps one of the only elections that actually matters.

Rather than a typical vote to see who the captain of the Titanic will be, Scots are deciding whether they want to be free and independent from the UK.

Every eligible voter has a say, and a simple majority decides the outcome for everyone else.

By definition, this is the PUREST possible form of the democratic process.

What’s ironic here is that ‘democracy’ is typically held up as the hallmark of free society.

Western nations have spent years (and trillion of dollars) force-feeding representative ‘democracy’ down the throats of developing countries at gunpoint.

Opening his second Presidential term in 2005, George W. Bush famously told the world that “it is the policy of the United States to seek and support the growth of democratic movements and institutions in every nation and culture. . .”

Given the west’s big love for democracy, you’d think this instance in Scotland– the most fundamental example of the democratic process– would be able to take place free, unfettered, and uninfluenced by government.

Government, in fact, is supposed to be the responsible steward to protect and champion democratic rights. At least, that’s the BS they’re constantly selling us.

But that’s not what’s happening.

British politicians are scared to death that Scotland will file for divorce. So they’re doing everything they can to influence the outcome of this supposedly impartial democratic process.

They’ve spent an incalculable amount of money trying to influence the outcome, effectively subverting a democratic election.

Their claim is that the government knows better than you do. They say they’re doing this for your own good. If Scotland breaks away, your children and grandchildren will suffer immeasurably as a result.

In other words, you NEED US TO TAKE CARE OF YOU. You cannot function without us being in charge of you.

The British government is spreading untold fear, paranoia, and propaganda to drive this point home, all in an effort to influence the outcome of a supposedly free and fair election.

It’s incredibly hypocritical. And the government’s desperation drives home how fragile this system really is.

They know how much weaker and impotent they’ll be if Scotland becomes independent. And they’re terrified of it.

But here’s the thing– this isn’t even the real story. The outcome of the election is irrelevant.

The real issue here is that this election is even happening at all.

Bear in mind that human nature is highly resistant to change. This is the way of the universe.

Sir Isaac Newton told us that an object at rest tends to stay at rest unless acted upon by an external force of sufficient enough to overcome the object’s inertia.

In chemistry, activation energy is defined as the minimum energy needed to be input in order to produce a chemical reaction.

A wooden log in a fireplace doesn’t spontaneously combust. You must first add sufficient energy (heat) to the system before the wood will burn.

Until that activation energy is reached, no reaction will occur.

Humans are the same. Our natural state is to remain at rest. Overcoming our inertia is incredibly difficult. Doing so requires tremendous energy. And motivation.

The fact that millions of people in Scotland are even considering rocking the boat and radically change is very telling.

It shows there is a deep, deep dissatisfaction with the status quo. People are sick and tired of the way things are. The system has completely failed them. And they want change.

This is huge. And it’s a sign of things to come.

The dissatisfaction is growing worldwide. As I reported yesterday, the latest Gallup numbers show that only 23% of Americans are satisfied with the direction of the country.

Change is coming. And not just any change. Deep, radical change– a fundamental reset in the way we do business, the way we organize ourselves as societies, and the way we view money.

There’s tremendous opportunity for people who understand this trend and stay in front of it. And frankly I think this makes it a very exciting time to be alive.

I invite you to spend some time with me this afternoon exploring this incredibly important issue in our latest Podcast episode.

http://www.sovereignman.com/podcast/019-scottish-independence-they-love-democracy-so-much-theyre-trying-to-subvert-it-15014/

Until tomorrow,
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Simon Black
Senior Editor, SovereignMan.com

http://followingworldchange.wordpress.com/2014/09/16/simon-black-scottish-independence-they-love-democracy-so-much-theyre-trying-to-subvert-it/

Mars in Sagittarius: 13th September to 26th October 2014


So what is the ultimate truth? What is your truth? Your philosophy?

This is a time of searching for the answers to these questions. We will be re-evaluating our beliefs and bringing them more into alignment with our new evolutionary stage, bringing forth the seeds for the next conscious shift. This is an exciting time ahead for us. The movement of Mars through Sagittarius brings us the feeling of the fire elements: joy, positivity, optimism and hope.

In a recent article, The Activation of Life Force, I wrote that when Jupiter moved into Leo (until August 2015) it would mark the beginning of activating our life force as a collective, and finding our inner sense of purpose. Well, with the current movement of Mars in Sagittarius, the beginning phase of this shift will be felt. This is a time in which we will begin strengthening our connection to spirit. This is the time to listen to your inner voice. Your intuition. That inner knowing that exists with you. This is your true guidance system.

Jupiter reflects to us our deep intuitive knowing. Jupiter and Sagittarius also reflect natural law. As humans we are hard-wired through natural law, the connection to Mother Earth/nature. So with Mars in Sagittarius there is an invitation to continue the progressive movement towards living in aliment with nature and natural laws. Becoming more synchronized with the universal cycles. Becoming more connected to your bio rhythms.

Ask yourself in all moments “What is natural for me?”

During this cycle it is important to recognize Sagittarius’s polarity, Gemini. This means that, as we find a belief system that is true to us, we must recognize and respect the diversity of other peoples’ truths.

With these two opposing energies, the danger here is that we may find ourselves forcing our beliefs onto others, to convince them that our truth is the ultimate truth, whereas all different perspectives actually reflect the totality of the ultimate truth.

Here are some of the influential aspects Mars will be making during its movement through Sagittarius.

Mars in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces

21st September 2014

This is a moment to reflect and inwardly connect to our spiritual center. This square will induce a sense of finding the answers from within. It will be very deep and will almost feel like you are lost. How Neptunian!

Use this time to reflect and practice the main theme of this Mars cycle through Sagittarius; the intuitive senses. We will be filled with daydreams and outer-body states of awareness. Be careful to not be over adventurous as it might be tough staying in the physical. Take this opportunity to rest and go within. Nourish your inner spiritual self. You will need it to really be able to take advantage of the change in energy when Mars starts to complete the fire-trine aspects in a few days’ time, allowing you to find the deeper meaning in your awareness.

Mars in Sagittarius square Chiron in Pisces

4th October 2014

This will be the point in which all the lessons and awareness from the full Moon in Pisces that happened on the 9th of September will come to the surface. Our collective wounds caused by the illusion that we are separate from Source will become more apparent, presenting an opportunity to heal through shifting our beliefs into alignment with natural law. Our connection back to Mother Earth will be strengthened.

This will be a sensitive time, so be careful to not project your pain onto others. See the pain in them, and connect through recognizing that we are not separate, by One.

Mars in Sagittarius trine Uranus in Aries

5th October 2014

This trine will drive a shift deeper into our hearts. The natural law of the fire trine in the zodiac reflects to us the feeling of spirit within us; that divine spark that drives our desires and helps us actualize ourselves.

The evolution of the fire trine works like this; from a young age we have a sense of excitement of new beginnings (Aries). As our consciousness begins to expand it moves through Leo (self-actualization) and we being to become aware of our own special destiny. As our consciousness expands even more it connects with Sagittarius, and it is here that we begin exploring that truth and linking that special destiny to our lives. This process helps us find meaning.

So, with Mars moving through Sagittarius for the next couple of weeks and then making trines to Uranus in Aries and Jupiter in Leo, we will receive an invitation to feel our collective heart beating. A sense of excitement, purpose and meaning will be felt. The key to this whole experience is love; our collective sense of divine appreciation for one another; our heart filled care for ourselves and others.

Be courageous! Be bold! Be daring!

Be the change!

Blessings
Simon

Mars in Sagittarius – The Ultimate Truth

http://wakeup-world.com/2014/09/18/mars-in-sagittarius-the-ultimate-truth/

Individuality and Spirituality in the Age of Institutional Rule


16th September 2014

By Ethan Indigo Smith and Andy Whiteley

Contributing Writers for Wake Up World

Humanity has lost its way, but we were led astray. The very institutions we invented to secure us, failed. They have achieved the opposite, and we, the collective of humanity are forced to live in the tribal, vengeance-ruled war world from which institutions invariably profit. And even if you are not completely indoctrinated by this institutionalization, generations of the collective have been indoctrinated, and by reinforcing social “norms”, the steered diligently steer their peers further toward the cliff edge.

Throughout our society is a misguided, socially polarized perspective. Everywhere we look, the truth is deliberately conjured and obscured, leading to divergent oppositions; from the simplest to the most complex, from garden plants to nuclear power “plants”. No matter the subject, no matter the related tangential beliefs, the divergence can be summarized via one simple divider – institutionalization or individuation.

We have been collectively steered by oligarchical institutions toward institutional thinking, allowing unnatural mechanizations to be granted the rights of individuals, and enabling a culture of war, competition and separation. So where does this leave we natural, spiritual beings, who are inherently wired for peace, co-operation and oneness?

This article is a discussion of various of modes of thinking, which compare and contrast institutionalization with individuation. Confusing the two, as in the latest trend of awarding the rights of men to machines, is the new shell humanity has wrapped itself in. And the divine right of institutions is now, dare we say, the essence of what the individuated around the world are rallying against, and what the institutionalized are fighting to protect.

Corruption of Our Food Supply

With this mindset embedded in the collective psyche, those institutionalized individuals figuratively or literally tout exposure to industrial excrement as nutrient, while the individuated among us warn that the industrial poison will kill and demand integrative conditions instead of those suitable only to oligarchical institutions. Some “scientists” have claimed that their “research” (read obfuscation) has found “conventional” food is the same as organic, with no negligible differences in nutrition content. But the facts tell a different story.

And therein is evidence of such social steering, through which pseudo-scientific “facts” are considered. Throughout recorded time, organic farming has been the convention, only recently have pesticides and fertilizers and herbicides been introduced into the food chain, along with factory farming and the genetic modification of plants to survive lethal doses of Monsanto’s Roundup (glyphosate) that kills everything it comes in contact with – including the global honey bee population. Never mind the epidemic levels of disease glyphosate exposure causes in humans. Yet it is organic (read unpoisoned) food that bears the burden of a prefix in our language.

Indoctrinated by misinformation, many people suggest that genetic modification is equivalent to traditional seed hybridization. But they are not equivalent. In the same way that a square is a rectangle, but a rectangle is not a square, seed hybridization is modification, but it is a modification that an individual can facilitate – with the aid of nature – and is not comparable, in either method or result, to the dangerous laboratory modifications touted by institutional leaders as the way to “feed the world”.

Undoubtedly, there are other ways.

The Nuclear Era

Just like the infiltration of GMOs into our food supply, when it comes to nuclear experimentation, our logic is flawed – but even more so, it is steered.

The complexity of nuclear experimentation is illustrative of the divergence away from manifest truth to total spiritual oligarchical collectivism.

One of the things that grew out the early days of the nuclear experiment was the idea of hormesis, convincing (emphasize con) many that external exposure to radiation is in fact beneficial! This con was originally touted in uranium mines, and now along the North Pacific Coast, etc. The concept of hormesis coincided with the flabbergasting idea, put forth by “scientists” who obviously failed chemistry, that all radiation is the same. Yet this is so far from the truth. In fact not all bequerels are created equal.

For example, the argument for hormesis is somewhat a corrupt conjuration that begins in some truth. The truth is that exposure to some radiation stimulates an immune response, because everything in your body is so heavily affected by radiation exposure that a physiological self-preservation response kicks in. But the “beneficial” result of that immune response is short lived. In the long/mid term, the human body does not benefit from radiation exposure and cannot maintain the full-tilt immune response required to deal with prolonged exposure. And the nuclear industry’s catastrophic history proves it.

The problem with hormesis related to industrial nuclear waste is that there are all kinds of accompanying elements, particulates and gasses that are certain to kill you – despite what the pro nuke kooks suggest; the same kooks, incidentally, who said everything at Fukushima 1 was fine after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, and who still say all is well, even after the triple meltdown and ongoing radioactive pollution spilling from the damaged reactor. [For more on the nuclear industry's ongoing denial, please see: GE Spokesperson Discusses Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster - Interview and Analysis)]

Hormesis is a load of nuclear industry jive. And while the nuclear experimentation industry is the most complex mechanization, it has a whole crew representing an equally complex system of manipulation to maneuvre it into social acceptance. Following the 2011 Fukushima meltdown, Dr. Peter Karamoskos, a nuclear radiologist and a public representative on the radiation health committee of the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency said in an article for the Sydney Morning Herald:

You have to hand it to the nuclear industry and its acolytes. In the middle of the second-worst nuclear power disaster in history at Fukushima, and with still no end in sight, you would think they would respond with contrition, humility and profuse mea culpas. Not on your life. The industry representatives and its acolytes came out swinging in full denial attire…

But more insidious and objectionable is the creeping misinformation that the nuclear industry has fed into the public sphere over the years. There seems to be a never-ending cabal of paid industry scientific ”consultants” who are more than willing to state the fringe view that low doses of ionising radiation do not cause cancer and, indeed, that low doses are actually good for you and lessen the incidence of cancer.

Despite the obvious risks, many people still see nuclear energy experimentation as an alternative to the ignition of petroleum fuels. However the petroleum and nuclear industries are basically the same institutional formation; they benefit those at the top of the oligarchy, and endanger the rest of us in the process.

Advocates of the nuclear position argue that nuclear energy is a ‘green’ energy with a zero or low carbon footprint. But nuclear energy is not green by any stretch of the imagination. To say nuclear power has a zero footprint is absurd, when this most lethal, toxic waste is virtually indestructible for millions of years. It is dangerous and destructive to all biological beings on this planet. There is no diluting radiation there is only dispersal. Scientifically speaking, the risk cycle of nuclear power generation cannot be validated as “safe” until waste can be permanently removed, stored or degraded, and the effects on human and environmental health entirely mitigated. And today, that is simply not the case.

Moreover, the nuclear energy and the nuclear arms industries are inextricably linked.

Nuclear Armament as a Means of Defense

The nuclear era began with a boom, and secrets, with the first atomic bombing of New Mexico and then Hiroshima and Nagasaki, etc. Soon after the industry’s first detonations, the atomic energy industry began. And it’s all just another day in the experiment that is the atomic precipice – one that has thousand millennia long implications.

The scholars of the status quo insist that the nuclear armament of the opposing forces in the cold war, pitted against each other, prevented those nuclear nations from going to war. The theory was that our mutually assured destruction viaweaponry of total annihilation would prevent us from using such weapons. And yet today we are faced with widening dispersal of weapons among many nations, with increasing numbers of nations as foes.

More importantly, the threat of radioactive pollution from nuclear detonations threatens the interconnected web of life, as no living being with cells can defend themselves from its toxicity. Thus, considering nuclear armament as a means of “defense”, not a threat, is an oxymoron, touted by morons.

Rise of the Police State

It is the same institutional thinking that has led our society to develop and deploy non-lethal weapons (ie. stun guns), and to accept increasingly militant police, who force individual compliance to institutional rule, while still using lethal weapons against those people considered to have “crossed a line” somehow.

Why is there now overwhelming and unnecessary aggression used by many police? Why are police forces deployed to control populations who protest against the actions of their institutions instead of defending their rights? Why, if there has been an increase in the development of “non-lethal weaponry” is there also an increase in deployment of lethal weaponry such as automatic rifles, alongside armored vehicles? Why, with an increase in the development of “non-lethal weaponry”, are police not trained to manage extreme situations accordingly, instead of routinely shooting dangerous armed offenders in the abdomen?

Why is it that we have surveillance technology used on all of us before the fact, instead of being used to track criminals after a crime has been committed? Does the emerging surveillance culture imply that we are all criminals-in-waiting? Couldn’t we eliminate most need for confrontational force and dangerous police car chases by using such advanced surveillance technology instead of resorting to violent forceful knee-jerk capture tactics in the first instance, which – as another example of dangerous institutional thinking – often end in the death or injury of the innocent and guilty alike?

Individual or Institutional Empowerment?

Today people look for religious, corporate and state institutions to tell us their answers to our questions instead of becoming and realizing our own selves. It seems people today would rather die for an institution than go through the process of individuation. As an institutionalize being, instead of saying “I am Ethan Indigo Smith” or “I am Andy”, one would identify themselves as a cog of some religious machine or so on. “I am catholic”, or “I am American”.

In contrast, there are so many different forms of, and names for, tai chi chuan or shadow-boxing because individuals learned forms of these practices and then made them their own, to suit their own character and intent. Tai chi is a martial art and specifically a form of kung fu. The meaning of kung fu is “stop war”, from what we understand as westerners interpreting summations of an ancient language. There are two symbols involved in kung fu: “stop” or “halt”, as in the gesture with open hand, and “power/war”. So one way, essentially the basic way, to interpret the symbols is as hand power, or “might makes right”. The correct or higher way to interpret kung fu is “stop war”; that being strong makes it such that one does not have to fight, and then secondarily pursues anything but fighting.

Yoga has been steered the same. It is now, for the majority of practitioners, just a workout and not a work-in; a way to coordinate the body with mind. But the ultimate fight is within, with your ego, your shadow.

Why do so many people attend college to earn and so few to learn? Why is it that so few individuals and institutions consider helping others, but are ever quick to hinder others? Why are we steered to be selfish in our obtaining and experiencing, instead of being unselfish? Why are we trained to be passionate instead of being compassionate? For as many gyms as there are, for as many people who do train in some manner, there are fewer people who meditate and even fewer outlets for meditation.

How often do you meditate? When did you last take pause to genuinely reflect? Do you afford your spiritual being the same time and energy as your institutional obligations?

Holy Wars are a War Within

Everything is spiritual, ethereal in the first primal order. Spirit does need physical assistance, rather the physical realm acts in accordance to, and reflects, the spiritual being.

The manifestation of a war, in particular wars those of religious foundation, is a reflection of the collective war within. Disconnected from our true spiritual essence, humanity is engaged in a war with itself, where institutions rally individuals to fight over the “one true faith”, against those who we are taught do not share our spirituality, or our humanity. It is such institutional thinking that has led nationalistic and religious individuals to believe they can fight their way to redemption, heaven, or nirvana.

Considering your physical being as a tool, and becoming anything but a compassionate meditative conduit to Spirit, makes you a tool for such institutions – not a vessel for spirit or god. To survive, we must let go of institutional attachments, and go within. Deep within. And to do that, we must focus on the meaning, and not just the mantra.

The repetition of mantra is a mechanical operation that leads to magical experience. But the repetition of mantra is meaningless if the mind is focused on the method, not the meaning. Institutionalized religion is a form of external worship, which draws our attention to the method – the structure – and not the meaning. Yet true spirituality and spiritual awareness necessitates a responsibility to self and to others, not to religious structure or expectation, and it is there for all of us, without the need for religious and institutional alignment.

[To those who have not experienced the magic of mantra or connection to source, and who seek proof, simply ask them if they ever had a dream and then, ask them to prove it.]

Life and Death

Life itself is sustainable, but each individual expression of life is not; that is, no one gets out of here alive. There is no reason that we should create an environment, or necessary social structures, that are not sustainable beyond our own life span. To do so reflects dedication to the short term aspirations of corporate and government institutions, not the long term aspirations of humanity itself. Such aspirations reflect our conditioned belief that our life span, of say 80 years, is a long time – when it is in fact a blink of a Universal eye.

The “bucket list” mentality, which essentially tells us, “I’m only here once, so I’m going to get mine and go big”, is an expression of that short term thinking. So too is the rise of the industrial era, which was built on the false premise that perpetual economic growth is possible on a finite planet, and which ultimately served the interests of the “baby boom” generation to the detriment of all else. It has resulted in a polluted and bereft environment, and a twisted unsustainable concept of consumption and commerce – a legacy that is now left to younger generations to reverse.

If humanity is to survive, instead of living for now, the Rule of The Seven Generations must apply. Instead of adhering to the methods of self-preserving institutions, and focussing on what we ourselves can gain from such compliance, we need to consider entirety in equanimity. We must recognize our Oneness, our true nature, and act as Universal and Spiritual beings.

The Power of Love

True love has the power to change the world. What is worse is that when too few people find love, the world is also changed. Many find themselves in disarray and are tricked into lending their energy to other ideas – to institutionalized operations rather than individuals. This can take the form of anything from religious fanaticism to professions of war. True love can empower, but truly misdirected passion perceived as love can cause destruction and abuse of all sorts.

Typically, people who meditate more do less harm, by increasing their universal understating and allowing this perspective to influence their surroundings. Yet most people would rather dig a mine then dig into their own mind, where the rewards are truly greater. Instead of digging into the ground to look for minerals we need to practice grounding and meditation, to activate our compassion and find pure consciousness. Instead of practicing meditation (akin to The Secret) where we proactively work to activate our passions into being, we must mediate on the four aspects of love as posited by Buddha; love of self, love off others, love of the happiness of others, love for all in equanimity.

While institutional thinking reigns, individual ascension – the precursor to that of the collective – cannot exist. Only by rejecting the authority of institutions and embracing the sovereign authority to which we as Spiritual beings are entitled, will each of us find what we are yearning for. Peace.

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace”  ~ Jimi Hendrix

http://wakeup-world.com/2014/09/16/individuality-and-spirituality-in-the-age-of-institutional-rule/

David Sereda | The Matrix, NASA UFO’s, Reptilians and Vortex Math


Michael and Daniel begin the show by discussing recent conflicts in the middle east between Israeli and Hamas forces.

Then David Sereda joins us as our guest this episode. We discuss beings of light that visited David, advanced technology based on vortex math, the pyramids not being tombs, seeing spirits, Jesus’s true story, the dark matrix we are trapped in and even touch on reptilians/underground bases.

http://www.voiceentertainment.net/

Haggis vs Poutine ~ Mohawk Nation News


HAGGIS VS. POUTINE

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MNN. Sep. 17, 2014. Quebecers are gathering in to monitor Scotland’s  referendum to separate from Great Britain. They want to separate from Canada. There is a big difference. The Scots are Indigenous to their land and were colonized by England. They’re voting to get them off their backs. Quebecers are French immigrants who the natives allowed to settle on Great Turtle Island. They want to declare sovereignty and try to set up a new corporation on our land!! Read: MNN. “Real Referendum”. Scottie
The Scots rightly want their identity by breaking free of the Roman banking empire [City of London]. They want to regain their sovereignty and reconnect to their history based on their clan system which connects them to their land. To do that Quebecers must return to France.
Canada and the US rely on Papal Bulls like the Doctrine of Discovery, Terra Nullius and others which are essentially legal fiction for their their land claims on Onowaregeh/Great Turtle Island.
Quebecers left France to break free from the Christian tyranny of the Roman Empire [Papacy] to start anew on our land. Some immigrants learnt our ways and got along well with us, like the “cour du bois”. The rest were taken over by the corporate elites through their 51% majority rules mandate.
The French just wouldn't listen to the Mohawks.

The O’seh:ronni shouldn’t have messed with us! 
In 1689 the French settlers wanted to kill us all so they could claim our land as theirs. Our response is historically known as the “Lachine Massacre”. We eliminated that settlement. The French sued for peace. On June 25th 1701 they agreed to live in peace under the Guswentha/Two Row Treaty. They are violating that agreement.
Quebecers could vote to withdraw from the corporation of Canada, which is set up under Admiralty laws of the seas. Then they can try to renew their commitment to the Guswentha to live in peace with us. They are in dire need of a small condolence ceremony to remind them this is all Indian land. To stay they have to live under the Kaianerekowa, the law of Great Turtle Island.
Is it history repeating?
Like the Scots who want their true identity, Quebecers must return to their roots in France. Otherwise they will remain angry, disillusioned and never at peace. Like the US and Canada, they never honored their words to us. They have to quit biting the hand that feeds them. They and the world know how they took everything they have from us.
Quebec tin pot dictator: I have no time to listen to Mohawks and their complaints.

Pierre “tin-pot-dictator” Peladeau: “I have no time to listen to zee Mohawks and their complaints”.
They can’t separate with our land. Even if they exterminated all of us, it still wouldn’t be theirs. Even in death, it’s ours. Quebecers can’t have sovereignty here. We are the sovereigns. Separation means to leave. They’ve shown us they don’t respect our law or their agreements with us. That’s why their dreams of sovereignty will never be realized.
Stompin Tom debates the Scots and Quebecers about cuisine: “There was a guy from PEI they used to call ‘Potatoe’. He met this young Leamington Ontario tomato. But he had eyes for other girls and she was a little mushy. So he said, ‘Let’s get wed, there’s no sense in being fussy’. Big size French fries, how they love tomatoes. So dress them up with Heinz Ketchup. Ketchup loves potatoes. Ketchup loves potatoes”.  Stompin Tom: “Ketchup loves potatoes”.
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