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August 6, 2003
Miscellaneous Subjects #191: Hot Days Ahead
Once again here is a rather large compilation - most probably the only one for this week except of course for the next Meditation Focus coming your way near the end of this week - after almost 10 days of silence from me.
Aside from the weather extremes causing havoc around the world - something which, unfortunately, we will have to get used to - there are quite a number of extraordinary things that should catch your attention in this compilation...
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"Anyone who has proclaimed violence his method, inexorably must choose lying as his principle."
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
"As wise elders, we are capable of cultivating the very resources our endangered world needs if it is to survive healthy and whole: qualities of sustain ability, patience, reflection, appreciation for justice, and the humor born of long experience."
- Ram Dass, Still Here - Sent by Ed Elkin EdElkin@aol.com>
WORTHY OF ATTENTION
Following The Money: 911 Is Unraveling Just Like Watergate
911 Funds Traced To Pakistan Accounts
Kucinich August 1 speech in Omaha (Real audio)
Talk is on US hypocrisy when it comes to it's stand on nukes and WMD
The On-Going Cost of War (Jaw-dropping!)
1. Feedback on your service
2. Celestial Happening - Mars' Closeness to Earth!
3. Feedback on the Anti-GMOs petition
4. Dove of Oneness - friend or fraud?
5. More on Nesara and Dove
6. Food for the soul
7. Yoga At The Speed Of Light -- The Meaning Of 108
8. Finally - A Chemtrail Aerosol Breakthrough?
9. Amazing Ascending Children
10. The Meria Heller Show Celebrates Its Third Anniversary / 700th Show
11. Cheney was trigger in intelligence row
12. Eating Dogs
Drought, Heat Wave Cool Europe's Economy (July 29)
BUCHAREST, Romania -- A heat wave and a drought are gouging a multibillion-dollar hole into Europe's economy, crippling shipping, shriveling crops and driving up the cost of electricity. In Romania, dredgers dug into the Danube on Monday to deepen the river bed for hundreds of stalled barges, while in Croatia, five tons of dead fish polluted a lake. Levels on the Danube were under two yards near Bazias in southwestern Romania, more than a yard below the minimum needed for barge traffic. At the southern port of Zimnicea, dredgers scooped up sludge from the river bed Monday, attempting to deepen navigation channels for the 251 ships waiting to move upstream to key markets in central and northern Europe. Weeks of heat and dryness also choked other parts of the Balkans and the rest of Europe. CLIP
Europe's Heat Wave Raises Global Warming Concerns (July 31)
MADRID (Reuters) - The intense heat wave that has baked much of Europe for weeks, fueling deadly forest fires, causing drought and damaging crops, has convinced many people that global warming is a reality. While experts caution that you cannot read too much into a single hot summer or natural disaster, Europe does seem to be experiencing extreme weather with growing frequency. Less than a year ago, scores of people were dying as floods swamped Germany, Russia, Austria and the Czech Republic. This year, the problem is extremely hot weather and drought, which, though it might be welcome to holidaymakers, is threatening lives and livelihoods in many parts of Europe. "We've not seen such an extended period of dry weather and sunny days since records began (in about 1870)," said Michael Knobelsdorf, a meteorologist at the German weather service, referring to Europe as a whole. "What's remarkable is that these extremes of weather are happening at such short intervals which suggests the climate is unbalanced. Last year in Germany, we were under water. Now we have one of the worst droughts in human memory," he said.
Alaskan Warming is Disturbing Preview of What's to Come, Scientists Say (July 31)
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska is melting. Global warming has caused the Columbia Glacier to retreat 7 miles in the last 20 years, leaving calves of ice in Prince William Sound. Seth Borenstein, KRT. Glaciers are receding. Permafrost is thawing. Roads are collapsing. Forests
are dying. Villages are being forced to move, and animals are being forced to seek new habitats. What's happening in Alaska is a preview of what people farther south can expect, said Robert Corell, a former top National Science Foundation scientist who heads research for the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment team. "If you want to see what will be happening in the rest of the world 25 years from now, just look at what's happening in the Arctic," Corell said. Alaska and the Arctic are warming up fast, top international scientists will tell senior officials from eight Arctic countries at a conference in Iceland next week. They will disclose early, disturbing findings from a massive study of polar climate change. In Alaska, year-round average temperatures have risen by 5 degrees Fahrenheit since the 1960s, and average winter temperatures soared 8 degrees in that period, according to the federal government. The entire world is expected to warm by 2.5 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit by 2100, predict scientists at the International Panel on Climate Change. CLIP
Nuclear plant hosed down as drought wreaks havoc - but wine growers eye vintage year
France - August 5 - French forecasters yesterday warned there would be no imminent respite from the heatwave which has scorched the country for over a month. Technicians were yesterday forced to spray water on the walls of a nuclear power plant in Fessenhiem, near Strasbourg, as temperatures at the building rose to 48.5C (119F), two degrees celsius below the point at which an emergency shutdown would be triggered. More than 10,500 hectares of land and dozens of houses were burnt to the ground in forest fires which swept through the south last week. Five people were killed and thousands more were evacuated. Water restrictions were imposed in 54 of France's 95 departments, as farmers grew increasingly concerned about how they will be able to feed their cattle this autumn, with even the straw crop shrivelled and scorched.
Africa suffering worst effects of global warming (July 29)
Global warming is affecting Africa more than the industrialised world despite being the inhabited continent least to blame for the greenhouse effect. A study by scientists at Britain's Hadley Centre has found that the tell-tale signature of global warming is significantly stronger in Africa than in other continents such as Europe and America. The researchers believe that industrial pollution, which emits the carbon dioxide that exacerbates the greenhouse effect, also offers some localised protection against climate warming.
The World of Electric, Hybrid & Fuel Cell Vehicles: Is Hydrogen Sustainable?
Hydrogen is often cited as the solution to global energy problems and the perfect energy carrier for a sustainable society due to its' non polluting nature and suitability to store and transport energy generated from renewable sources. This essay examines the practicalities of a hydrogen-based energy system and its' ability to provide a sustainable future. (...) The only way a hydrogen economy could possibly function sustainably would be if renewable energy plant produced enough energy to cover ALL the conversion inefficiencies of the hydrogen system, plus ALL the energy required to manufacture and dispose of (or recycle) the system, plus the delivered energy we needed in the first place. (...) The possibility of a completely sustainable hydrogen economy therefore seems so distant that the billion dollar investment in hydrogen and fuel cell research from the automotive industry must have more to do with vested interests than any concern for a sustainable future. CLIP
Air Car America (August 03)
Is it really possible to run a four passenger car or a minivan or a pickup on nothing but compressed air? You bet! MDI Air Car in France has done it, but getting the idea off the drawing board and into the showroom is another matter, as its developers and investors have discovered over the last half decade since the car was officially unveiled. But it appears that the "times they are converging" as battery development continues its slow pace of progress and fuel cells remain a distant dream. Maybe the way to power the "electric" cars of today isn't chemically, but mechanically with air compressed to 4,500 psi.
Olympic champion Carl Lewis on being vegan (August 5)
Worried about getting enough protein or health on a vegan diet? Did you know that Olympic champion Carl Lewis is vegan? Not only that, right after going vegan was his best year!
The Darwin Awards - Recommended by Mark Elsis email@example.com>
The Darwin Awards honor those who improve our gene pool... by removing themselves from it. These men and women gave their "all" in an effort to improve the human species. Of necessity, the honor is generally bestowed posthumously.
THIS YEAR'S WINNER: The late John Pernicky and his friend, the late Sal Hawkins, of the great state of Washington, decided to attend a local Metallica concert at the George Washington amphitheater. Having no tickets (but having had 18 beers between them), they thought it would be easy to "hop" over the nine foot fence and sneak into the show. They pulled their pickup truck over to the fence and the plan was for Mr. Pernicky, who was 100-pounds heavier than Mr Hawkins to hop the fence and then assist his friend over. Unfortunately for Mr. Pernicky, there was a 30-foot drop on the other side of the fence. Having heaved himself over, he found himself crashing through a tree. His fall was abruptly halted (and broken, along with his arm) by a large branch that snagged him by his shorts. Dangling from the tree with a broken arm, he looked down and saw some bushes below him. Possibly figuring the bushes would break his fall, he removed his pocket knife and proceeded to cut away his shorts to free himself from the tree. Finally free, Mr. Pernicky crashed into holly bushes. The sharp leaves scratched his entire body and worse, without the protection of his shorts, a holly branch penetrated his rectum. To make matters worse still, on landing, his pocket knife penetrated his thigh. Mr. Hawkins, seeing his friend in considerable pain and agony, threw him a rope and tried to pull him to safety by tying the rope to the pickup truck and slowly driving away. However, in his drunken haste/state, he put the truck into reverse and crashed through the fence, landing 30' below atop his friend, killing him. Police arrived to find the crashed pickup with its driver thrown 100' from the truck and dead from massive internal injuries. Upon moving the truck, they found John under it half-naked, scratches on his body, a holly stick in his rectum, a knife in his thigh, and his shorts dangling from a tree branch 25-feet in the air. Hearty congratulations gentlemen, you win...
U.S. Bartering Arms for Soldiers for Iraq War (July 31)
UNITED NATIONS -- Faced with a rising death toll among its soldiers in Iraq, the United States is trying to "buy" foreign troops for a proposed 30,000-troop multinational force in Baghdad. ''When they were seeking U.N. support for a war on Iraq, they were twisting arms,'' one Asian diplomat told IPS. ''Now they are offering carrots in exchange for our troops.'' Since the war on Iraq began Mar.19, 244 U.S. soldiers have died--163 from hostile actions and 81 from accidents. The rising death toll looms as a political liability for Bush who faces re-election next year. The inducements--including weapons and increased military aid--have apparently been offered to at least three countries whose troops Washington desperately needs to bolster the fledgling multinational force in Iraq and relieve the pressure on U.S. forces. The administration of President George W. Bush has intensified efforts to seek troops from India, Pakistan and Turkey in order to bolster a multinational force that now includes troops mostly from former Soviet republics and Latin American nations. The Indian government, which withdrew its offer of 17,000 troops under heavy domestic political pressure, is being lobbied once again with an offer of sophisticated military equipment. The quid pro quo, according to diplomatic sources, is approval of the proposed sale of the state-of-the-art Arrow-2 missile defence system by Israel. Since the $100 million system includes U.S. components and funding, Israel needs U.S. approval to close the deal. General Richard Myers, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, is now in New Delhi to try to convince the government of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to change its stance on troops for Iraq. The London Financial Times said Tuesday that the Bush administration has also pledged to further relax the sale of dual-use technology to India in return for that country sending troops to Iraq. France, Germany, India, Pakistan and several other nations have declined to provide troops unless there is a new U.N. resolution authorizing the proposed multinational peacekeeping force in Iraq. (...) Washington is also expecting smaller units from Hungary, Romania, Latvia, Estonia, Slovakia, Honduras, El Salvador, the Dominican Republic, Mongolia, the Philippines and Nicaragua. It has logistical support from Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal and South Korea). The Washington Post reported Tuesday. The Bush administration has agreed to pay $240 million in support costs to the Polish contingent of about 9,000 troops. The costs will cover airlift transportation, meals, medical care and other expenses. CLIP
The human cost of the 'war on terror' by John Pilger (July 31)
On the suppression of the genesis and human cost of the 'war on terror' and the invasion of Iraq. (...) As for the great human catastrophe in Iraq, the bereft hospitals, the children dying from thirst and gastroenteritis at a rate greater than before the invasion, with almost 8 per cent of infants suffering extreme malnutrition, says Unicef; as for a crisis in agriculture which, says the Food and Agriculture Organisation, is on the verge of collapse: these do not exist. Like the American-driven, medieval-type siege that destroyed hundreds of thousands of Iraqi lives over 12 years, there is no knowledge of this in America: therefore it did not happen. The Iraqis are, at best, unpeople; at worst, tainted, to be hunted. "For every GI killed," said a letter given prominence in the New York Daily News late last month, "20 Iraqis must be executed." In the past week, Task Force 20, an "elite" American unit charged with hunting evildoers, murdered at least five people as they drove down a street in Baghdad, and that was typical. (...) The verboten truth is that the unprovoked attack on Iraq and the looting of its resources is America's 73rd colonial intervention. These, together with hundreds of bloody covert operations, have been covered up by a system and a veritable tradition of state-sponsored lies that reach back to the genocidal campaigns against Native Americans and the attendant frontier myths; and the Spanish-American war, which broke out after Spain was falsely accused of sinking an American warship, the Maine, and war fever was whipped up by the Hearst newspapers; and the non-existent "missile gap" between the US and the Soviet Union, which was based on fake documents given to journalists in 1960 and served to accelerate the nuclear arms race; and four years later, the non-existent Vietnamese attack on two American destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin for which the media demanded reprisals, giving President Johnson the pretext he wanted to bomb North Vietnam. In the late 1970s, a silent media allowed President Carter to arm Indonesia as it slaughtered the East Timorese, and to begin secret support for the mujahedin, from which came the Taliban and al-Qaeda. In the 1980s, the manufacture of an absurdity, the "threat" to America from popular movements in Central America, notably the Sandinistas in tiny Nicaragua, allowed President Reagan to arm and support terrorist groups such as the Contras, leaving an estimated 70,000 dead. That George W Bush's America gives refuge to hundreds of Latin American torturers, favoured murderous dictators and anti-Castro hijackers, terrorists by any definition, is almost never reported. Neither is the work of a "training school" at Fort Benning, Georgia, whose graduates would be the pride of Osama Bin Laden. CLIP
Global Eye -- Dead Reckoning (August 1)
The armchair warriors who directed the American-led conquest of Iraq would like us to believe that the estimated 10,000 innocent civilians who died in the invasion were simply unfortunate, inadvertent, unavoidable, accidental victims of a just and noble action. No one wanted these innocent people to die. Surely no American leader ever knowingly ordered a mission with the certain knowledge that innocent people were going to be killed by it. These deaths just happened; no one is to blame for them. That's what the armchair warriors tell the world -- and themselves too, no doubt, when they look into the mirror every morning. But like almost every other statement issued by the Bush Regime on the subject of Iraq, this comforting fairy tale is a cynical, blood-soaked lie. To take just one example: U.S. military commanders revealed last week that up to 1,500 civilian deaths were personally approved by Pentagon chief Donald Rumsfeld. CLIP
Death marches at double in Iraq but US public unaware (August 5)
United States military casualties in Iraq are running at more than twice the number most Americans have been led to believe they are. The public is largely unaware of a high number of accidents, suicides and other non-combat deaths. Since May 1, when President George Bush called an end to combat operations, 52 of his troops have been killed by hostile fire, according to Pentagon figures. But the total of deaths from all causes is much higher at 112.
Anti-US resistance spreads through Iraq (July 30)
SULAIMANIYA, northern Iraq - As attacks against US targets in central Iraq increase, many factors in the north and south are combining to add to the woes of the US occupiers, the US-appointed administration, and their supporters. Intelligence sources in the northern city of Sulaimaniya say that those resisting the US presence are on a steep learning curve and that their attacks will become more organized and ruthless.
Outrageous Bush Executive Order on Iraq Oil Must Be Investigated (July 28)
EarthRights International - President Bush has issued an Executive Order, so far completely unreported, that purports to grant broad legal immunity to oil companies operating in
Iraq. The Order is, on its face, outrageous, and should be investigated. Executive Order 13303, issued on May 22, 2003, claims to be essential to Iraqi reconstruction efforts. A cursory reading of the Order indicates that its real purpose is to protect oil companies by giving virtual impunity for any activities undertaken relating to Iraqi oil. This Order, with broad language that seems to sweep aside federal statutes, including the Alien Tort Claims Act, has received no public attention. It has been brought to light by a researcher with the Sustainable Energy and Environment Network (SEEN). (http://www.notortureforprofit.org
http://www.seen.org/BushEO.shtml) Under this Order, an oil company complicit in human rights violations, or one that causes environmental damage, would be immune from lawsuits. The language of the Executive Order is so broad that it might as well have been written by lawyers for Halliburton, ExxonMobil and ChevronTexaco. CLIP
HIGHTOWER: A Wilting Bush (July 28)
This is Jim Hightower saying... Having 40 percent of Americans saying aloud that Bush has lied to them is a big and profound number and it's growing, as more and more Americans are now beginning to admit their suspicions that their Warrior President is a self-serving fraud. http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=16503
* A CBS poll shows that, for the first time, less than half of Americans say that the end results of Bush's war in Iraq have been worth the costs. * Also, two-and-a half months after Bush declared "mission accomplished" in Iraq, wives of our soldiers are openly protesting the continuing presence and almost daily deaths of U.S. troops there, and only 45 percent of Americans now believe that U.S. occupiers are in control of events in Iraq. * Only 39 percent believe the Bush government was being truthful when it claimed that Saddam Hussein was linked to the al Qaeda terrorists. * Almost four in ten Americans now believe that the Bushites deliberately misled the people (and our troops) about whether Saddam had Weapons of Mass Destruction.
Blair accused of genocide in Iraq (July 29)
Tony Blair was accused yesterday of war crimes including genocide, as a dossier of 22 alleged incidents involving British troops in Iraq was lodged with a new international court in The Hague.
US scraps nuclear weapons watchdog (July 31)
A US department of energy panel of experts which provided independent oversight of the development of the US nuclear arsenal has been quietly disbanded by the Bush administration, it emerged yesterday. The decision to close down the national nuclear security administration advisory committee - required by law to hold public hearings and issue public reports on nuclear weapons issues - has come just days before a closed-door meeting at a US air force base in Nebraska to discuss the development of a new generation of tactical "mini nukes" and "bunker buster" bombs, as well as an eventual resumption of nuclear testing.
Group releases report on abuses in Afghanistan (July 30)
A human rights report has documented widespread extortion, armed robbery and kidnapping by police and intelligence officials and militias in Afghanistan. The report accuses the US of supporting some of the worst offenders, and blames all countries for not doing enough to intervene and halt the abuses. The 101-page report, titled Killing You Is a Very Easy Thing for Us, by the New York-based Human Rights Watch, is a list of violent crimes committed against Afghan civilians in recent months in 12 provinces in eastern and southeastern Afghanistan. It also details threats against journalists, feminists and political activists.
Poindexter To Resign Over Terror Bets Plan
America Is a Religion By George Monbiot (July 29)
There is no more dangerous notion than that of America the Divine, US leaders now see themselves as priests of a divine mission to rid the world of its demons.
Does a rash of mysterious deaths around the world lead to Memphis?
It sounds like a mystery for Mulder and Scully. A string of scientists working on similar projects all over the world are found dead. A mysterious Russian with ties to biological warfare tells tales of threats that boggle the mind. A Tennessee driver-testing center employee is burned to death after being implicated in a license-selling scandal. And the United States government pushes states to adopt a doomsday law that dramatically reduces civil rights.
American agents are blamed for raid that became a massacre - by Robert Fisk (July 29)
The American killing of up to 11 Iraqi civilians in Baghdad during an abortive attempt to seize Saddam Hussein on Sunday has provoked disturbing questions as well as widespread anger in the city.
The Theft of Your Vote Is Just a Chip Away (July 30)
Are computerized voting machines a wide-open back door to massive voting fraud? The discussion has moved from the Internet to CNN, to UK newspapers, and the pages of The New York Times. People are cautiously beginning to connect the dots, and the picture that seems to be emerging is troubling. (...) Another concern is Internet voting, since it's impossible to ensure its accuracy. Imagine if all the time a voting machine was being used, it also had its back door open and an unlimited number of technicians and hackers could manipulate its innards before, during and after the vote. Activists suggest this is one of the reasons it's dangerous that so many electronic voting machines today are connected to company-access modems, but it's an even stronger argument against the very core of democracy - the vote - being handled out in the public of cyberspace. Nonetheless, the Pentagon is moving ahead with plans to have a private corporation conduct Internet voting for overseas GIs in 2004, and many fear it'll be used as a beta test for more widespread Internet voting across the nation. While many Americans think the ability to vote from home or office over the computer would be wonderfully convenient, the results could be disastrous: even the CIA hasn't been able to prevent hackers from penetrating parts of its computer systems attached to the Internet. CLIP
How George W. Bush Won the 2004 Presidential Election (MUST READ!)
Purging voter lists is just the beginning: the U.S. has embraced a form of electronic voting that is unreliable, unverifiable and funded by the radical Christian right. ES&S, Diebold and Sequoia may not be household names like Enron or Arthur Andersen, but these three companies will decide America's next president. In the 2004 presidential election, the full effect of electronic voting will be felt for the first time and these are the companies that will report the majority of the results. CLIP
Bush May Start Another War in 2004 To Win The Election (July 30)
Former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Joseph Wilson predicts the situation in Iraq will deteriorate so much over the next year Bush may resort to start another war in order to win the 2004 election. Wilson is the retired diplomat who visited Niger in a CIA-sponsored trip last year during which he determined the alleged Iraq-Niger uranium deal was bogus. His conclusion was ignored by the Bush White House.
Silence of the Media Lambs: How the US Media Scrubbed Greg Palast's Stolen Election Exposes
If profit lust is the ultimate problem blocking significant investigative reportage, the more immediate cause of comatose coverage of the election and other issues is what is laughably called America's 'journalistic culture.'
U.S., Israel Accused of Trying To Foment Civil War in Palestine (July 30)
GAZA (Reuters) - Islamic militants accused the United States and Israel Wednesday of trying to spark a Palestinian civil war by building a new "Berlin Wall" in the West Bank and threatened to reassess a shaky truce. Their anger highlighted Palestinian resentment that President Bush did not persuade Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon at talks Tuesday to stop building what Israel calls a security fence and demanded a crackdown on militants. "
Bush, the rainforest and a gas pipeline to enrich his friends (30 July)
Plan would enrich Bush corporate campaign contributors - President George Bush is seeking funds for a controversial project to drive gas pipelines from pristine rainforests in the Peruvian Amazon to the coast. The plan will enrich some of Mr Bush's closest corporate campaign contributors while risking the destruction of rainforest, threatening its indigenous peoples and endangering rare species on the coast. Among the beneficiaries would be two Texas energy companies with close ties to the White House, Hunt Oil and Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR), a subsidiary of Vice-President Dick Cheney's old company, Haliburton, which is rebuilding Iraq's oil infrastructure. The pipeline slices through some of the mostbiologically diverse places on earth. Their remoteness has preserved an extraordinarily rich ecosystem in the coastal Paracas reserve, which is home to such rare species as Humboldt penguins, sea lions and green sea turtles.
New Estimates on Senate Carbon Dioxide Emissions Plan (July 30) http://nytimes.com/2003/07/30/science/30CLIM.html
WASHINGTON, July 29 - An internal analysis by Environmental Protection Agency economists has found that a Senate plan to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions linked to global warming could achieve its goal at very little cost, according to a copy of the analysis made available by a group supporting the plan. This stands in contrast to public statements by Bush administration officials saying the environmental benefits of the plan, which sets limits on emissions of so-called greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide, would come at a significant cost to the nation's economy. The results of the environmental agency analysis, dated May 23, were never completed and analysts were told not to continue with the study, employees at the agency said. In June, Christie Whitman, who was then the agency's administrator, sent a letter refusing to carry out the study to the proposal's sponsors, Senators John McCain, Republican of Arizona, and Joseph I. Lieberman, Democrat of Connecticut. In the letter, Mrs. Whitman wrote that the Energy Department's independent statistical office, the Energy Information Agency, was already doing an analysis and "based on past analyses, I would expect that E.I.A.'s cost estimates should not be significantly different from the estimates that E.P.A. would have produced." But the results do appear to diverge significantly. The Energy Department projects economic harm dozens of times that projected in the internal environmental agency results. The department study says the economy will be reduced by $106 billion, or six-tenths of 1 percent, in 2025. The E.P.A. results put those losses at from $1 billion to $2 billion, or one-hundredth of 1 percent. Environmental agency officials emphasized that the analysis was preliminary and incomplete.
Ozone layer showing first signs of recovery (July 30)
Destruction rate slows in upper stratosphere - Phasing out of chemicals has restorative effect.
Ozone Hole Reaches Turning Point, Scientists Say (July 30)
For the first time, scientists have found evidence that worldwide efforts to halt the destruction of the ozone layer are working. Although the protective atmospheric layer has not begun repairing itself, the rate of its destruction has slowed considerably, presumably thanks to the global phase-out of ozone-destroying chemicals mandated by the 1989 Montreal Protocol. Because these chemicals take a long time to break down, no improvement in the condition of the ozone layer had been measured until now -- and even at present, the changes only affect the uppermost part of the stratosphere, which is home to less than 20 percent of the layer. Scientists expect it will be 40 to 50 more years before the ozone layer fully repairs itself. Still, environmentalists welcomed the news and called it proof of the efficacy of coordinated international action against long-term environmental threats.
The Empty Ocean
Richard Ellis's Delves Into the World of Marine Destruction - Okay, maybe you've been eating tuna sandwiches for lunch since you were seven, or maybe sashimi is your idea of culinary paradise. But before you indulge your fishy habits, take a look at Richard Ellis's new book, "The Empty Ocean." In it, he describes the acute crisis facing marine species, from cod, tuna, and salmon to sea turtles, whales, and seals. If you think this calamity has nothing to do with you, consider Ellis's take on the fate of one species: "There is no great mystery about what happened to the codfish of the North Atlantic. The fishermen caught them, and the rest of us ate them." Ellis makes the case for protecting the oceans, and Elizabeth Grossman reviews the results, only on the Grist Magazine website.
Has the Sea Given Up Its Bounty?
Most of the earth's surface is covered by oceans, and their vastness and biological bounty were long thought to be immune to human influence. But no more. Scientists and marine experts say decades of industrial-scale assaults are taking a heavy toll. More than 70 percent of commercial fish stocks are now considered fully exploited, overfished or collapsed. Sea birds and mammals are endangered. And a growing number of marine species are reaching the precariously low levels where extinction is considered a real possibility. "It's an incipient disaster," said Richard Ellis, author of "The Empty Ocean." A rush of recent studies, reports, books and conferences have described the situation as a crisis and urged governments and the industry to enact substantial changes. Behind the assault, experts say, are steady advances in technology, national subsidies to fishing fleets and booming markets for seafood. Demand is up partly because fish is considered healthier to eat than chicken and red meat.
Dolphin trade killing reef, warn villagers (July 24)
A dead baby dolphin on display at a village near Honiara. It was caught by a Solomon Islander now working for an export syndicate in the islands. Solomon Islands villagers say large areas of coral reef are being destroyed by dynamite fishing to feed dolphins caught for export to entertainment venues. "Many people are using dynamite to catch reef fish for the captive dolphins," said Andrew Kulebe, 28, from the village of Hadiana. "There are explosions every day now."
Farmed Salmon Heavy in Chemicals, Group Says (July 30) http://reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=healthNews&storyID=3188654
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Farmed salmon, which Americans are scarfing down because it is supposed to be healthy, may actually be carrying high levels of cancer-causing chemicals called PCBs, an environmental group said Wednesday. Wild salmon fished out of rivers and streams may actually be healthier for the time being, the Environmental Working Group said. They bought and tested farmed salmon filets from 10 grocery stores in Washington, San Francisco, and Portland, Oregon, and found seven were contaminated with high levels of polychlorinated biphenyls. "These first-ever tests of farmed salmon from U.S. grocery stores show that farmed salmon are likely the most PCB-contaminated protein source in the U.S. food supply," the group, a non-profit organization that investigates environmental matters, said in a statement. "EWG's analysis of seafood industry fish consumption data shows that one quarter of all adult Americans (52 million people) eat salmon, and about 23 million of them eat salmon more often than once a month," the group said in a statement. "Based on these data we estimate that 800,000 people face an excess lifetime cancer risk ... from eating farmed salmon."
Just Say Om (in the July 27 issue of Time Magazine - URL not provided))
Scientists study it. Doctors recommend it. Millions of Americans - many of whom don't even own crystals - practice it every day. Why? Because meditation works (...) Meanwhile, the evidence from meditation researchers continues to mount. One study, for example, shows that women who meditate and use guided imagery have higher levels of the immune cells known to combat tumors in the breast. This comes after many studies have established that meditation can significantly reduce blood pressure. Given that 60% of doctor visits are the result of stress-related conditions, this isn't surprising. Nor is it surprising that meditation can sometimes be used to replace Viagra. But meditation does more than reduce stress, bring harmony and increase focus. As the Beatles demonstrated in 1968 when they visited the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in his Himalayan ashram (they had met him in London in 1967), it can also give you much needed gravitas. (...) Goldie Hawn, who says she has been practicing for 31 years, has a dedicated meditation room in her house filled with her favorite crystals, flowers, incense and pictures of the Dalai Lama and Mother Teresa. She meditates twice a day for at least 30 minutes. "How do you learn to witness your destructive emotions?" she asks. "You can only do this by being able to sit quietly and quiet your mind." More recent devotees are decisively noncrystal. Eileen Harrington, who runs the hard-boiled consumer-fraud group of the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, invited a meditation speaker to give a presentation after 9/11. Roughly half her staff is still at it. Bill Ford, the head of Ford Motors, meditates, as does a former chief of England's top-secret MI-5. Hillary Clinton has talked about meditating, and the Gores are converts. "We both believe in regular prayer, and we often pray together. But meditationas distinguished from prayerI highly recommend it," says the man who nearly became our President.
Date: 29 Jul 2003
Subject: Feedback on your service
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Date: 5 Aug 2003
Subject: Celestial Happening - Mars' Closeness to Earth!
Never again in your lifetime will the Red Planet be so spectacular!
This month and next, Earth is catching up with Mars, an encounter that will culminate in the closest approach between the two planets in recorded history. The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287. Due to the way Jupiter's gravity tugs on Mars and perturbs its orbit, astronomers can only be certain that Mars has not come this close to Earth in the last 5,000 years but it may be as long as 60,000 years.
On August 27, Mars will come within 34,649,589 miles and will be (next to the moon) the brightest object in the night sky. It will attain a magnitude of -2.9 and will appear 25.11 arc seconds wide. At a modest 75-power magnification Mars will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye. Mars will be easy to spot. At the beginning of August, Mars will rise in the east at 10 p.m. and reach its azimuth at about 3 a.m. But by the end of August when the two planets are closest, Mars will rise at nightfall and reach its highest point in the sky at 12:30 a.m. That's pretty convenient when it comes to seeing something that no human has seen in recorded history. So mark your calendar at the beginning of August to see Mars grow progressively brighter and brighter throughout the month.
Share with your friends, children and grandchildren. No one alive today will ever see this again!
Date: 29 Jul 2003
Subject: Feedback on the Anti-GMOs petition
I want to express something about the "Open Letter to Bush" to protest against GMOs. G Bush is doing well his job of darkness and knows exactly about what we think we should reveal to him. I think he knows even more than he seems. Have you heard of Macchiavel? Our job is to develop our own inner light ant might without asking anything to outside authorities. To develop my might is just expressing my truth, first to myself, and then to others.
I don't want GMO so I don't buy in supermarkets, I pick up nettles, weeds, it is delicious and not genetically modified! And if sometimes I want some stuff from the supermarket, I welcome myself there as well and transform it with my thoughts.
The utter emergency: inform everyone that each of us is God and powerful instead of begging the government to become as good(?) as us! We cannot change anyone but ourselves. But we can deliver information about everything we ignored for centuries about our true godly nature!
Love and Light and Joy!
P.S. "Do you know that God loves you no matter what choice you make, because if you really, really knew that God loves you, you would only make good choices, because God is all empowering." Angelina, 5 years old . The main character featured in the film "Indigo"(see for more information)
From: "Neal Kruse" firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Dove of Oneness - friend or fraud?
Date: 29 Jul 2003
Your last wonderful compilation in hand, my reading of the transmission from Matthew RE Dove is disappointing.
You and I previously had briefly talked about Dove and NESARA. I had posted a negative research article on Dove and then gently retracted it after contact from someone on the inside loop of these prosperity programs. That person has since come to me and said she was wrong and now thinks Dove is a fake.
So here is my research on this issue in two parts for your review. You have my permission to publish as much as you want.
NOTE FROM JEAN: Although I do not have time to read the long material suggested by Neal on Dove and NESARA (which you can get from him if you are interested), I shared a copy of his letter above with Suzanne Ward who replied the following important comment about this:
Subject: Dove of Oneness is NOT a fraud!
Date: 5 Aug 2003
I'm deeply concerned, to say the least, that you would give space to Neal Kruse's opinion of NESARA. Matthew never would speak positively of anything that didn't deserve it or describe Dove as a high light being if that were not also true. In my on-going searching through 1000s of old emails to purge useless ones, I have found several requests for M's opinion of NESARA going back over 1 1/2 years, and although his replies were shorter than his most recent one, they were consistent: He verified the validity of the NESARA legislation and stated that there was so much going on in the energy field of potential that "they" couldn't tell when its announcement would happen, but it was not imminent.
I'm writing because Matthew urged me to. The ramifications of NESARA's provisions are so profound that they will uproot the political and economic stranglehold of the the dark forces in this country and the full impact of the provisions will be beneficial worldwide. The dark forces are magnifying their efforts to hang on, to prevent the announcement because enactment of the provisions will be started immediately afterwards, with the current US government being replaced with people of integrity and many other greatly needed reforms being initiated. All of this is being done within US legal and constitutional methods, which is one reason for so many delays affecting the announcement.
In addition to planting betrayers within the "good" ranks of the NESARA people, disinformation is the major tool of the dark forces. At the other end of their struggle to retain control are the very high light beings who are -- and have been all along -- working for NESARA, but just as in all other aspects of our free will, they cannot do this for us, only HELP us to achieve what WE want. That's why it's imperative that we maintain our positive attitude and focus on NESARA's announcement so WE also are generating light toward this result.
I've told you that when I first heard of NESARA, I thought it was a big harebrained scheme (Matthew told me then that since that was my opinion of it, it was good that I didn't put any energy into it), but gaining knowledge of the legislation has definitely changed my opinion. I know that Dove has been denounced as a fraud, that it has been claimed that Doris Ekker is masquerading as Dove and that she and her husband EJ are the ones responsible for the big-time NESARA "scam." On her RumorMillNews site, Raye Allen published a long account about her convictions of this. I know both Raye and the Ekkers, and while it's easy for me to believe that Doris and EJ have swindled people (probably through the Phoenix Institute), they are in NO way affiliated with NESARA!! From my personal dealings with Raye over several years (and with her ex-husband Gunther Russbacher as well), I firmly believe she is operating at least to some extent under mind control and is programmed to publish the information she does.
Jean, you know me well, so you know I don't speak disparagingly about any person or situation unless I have solid ground, and then I do it privately as a caution, not publicly. I know whereof I speak on Raye, the Ekkers, Dove and NESARA, and if you want to post this, I will happily make an exception to my penchant for sharing confidentially because people knowing the TRUTH of NESARA is so vital.
Please do NOT give "aid and comfort" to the enemy!
With love and respect,
FINAL COMMENT FROM JEAN: It is obvious for anyone to see that I give great credence to Matthew's enlightened take on things and indeed do trust Suzy's abilities to faithfully receive his exact words. So although some may still harbor doubts as to the validity of Nesara and Dove's role in support of it, I now believe our best contribution, as Matthew suggests, is to hold this massive reform plan in a very positive light so as to maintain a positive momentum towards its implementation, in due time, while doing our utmost in our respective fields of activities to uphold the highest values and visions we came to embody in everything we think, say and do.
Date: 31 Jul 2003.
Subject: More on Nesara and Dove - Re: Concern over ECOW story contents
From: Helen Engel email@example.com>
(...) We are having a discussion between about half a dozen of us on this topic, and I am presenting the challenge that St. Germaine and Sananda Jesus have been working on changing the social structure of our planet for the past 250 years.
They are sponsoring NESARA and are physically appearing at their meetings. According to one report, St. Germaine appears to go through the wall, while Sananda is suddenly standing there. I also heard from Alie Marie that the Jesuits may have released their tremendous wealth into NESARA. This is a spiritual-social action. To add to that, I have a communication from a man who died in 1968, for whom I was secretary wen he was Leader of the Opposition in Saskatchewan, a province of Canada. He advised that he was St. Ignatius Loyola reincarnated. That meant nothing to me until I checked on the Internet and discovered that Ignatius was founder of the Jesuits. This old boss is called "Brock" and he is just learning the art of intercommunication, so we are moving slowly. Perhaps he wishes to confirm re the Jesuits turning their wealth over to Germaine and Jesus.
Matthew, of Suzy Ward's son Matthew, says that there are a great many other masters involved. So that makes NESARA an spiritual-economic matter; whereas in our present society we usually deal with political-economic matters. Quan Yi has urged the Earth Council of Women to get into economics. I remember she said "banking" and I wrote to several persons re credit unions and collectives, as Quan Yin called it. Perhaps the whole argument is about SPIRITUAL ECONOMICS VS POLITICAL ECONOMICS. We simply have not used the term "spiritual economics" up to now. You cannot eliminate economics, because we live in communities called countries, and the exchange of goods and services comes under the umbrella of economics.
To be considering NESARA as a political project is narrowing its scope. In a statement by St. Germaine, he explains how since U.S. is so powerful, the spin-off will affect the rest of the world. Europe has already made changes. I realize that you did not explain what you meant by politics, and I would agree with you that it is recommended that the Earth Council of Women as a group do not enter that field. My argument is that changing the social structure of the globe, and bringing us at least a little in line with the social structure of other planets, is a socio-economic project.
Given in love,
TO WHICH A CC RECIPIENT REPLIED:
Whether it is called spiritual - economic or political - economic is not an important question for me.
More important is the question: supporting economics policy of big/powerful central organizations dominating local communities and individuals (NESARA seems to be organized in this way) versus building on a change in the world based upon taking responsibility on local level and active cooperation with others in own community and with others in same function in other communities (networking). That is my way of being: personal involvement in own community and networking with others.
And an important question is: do I invite low frequency beings to change or do I force them to change?
Dove reports talk about force to change. My way of being is invite to change.
With Love for all ways of being,
Date: 01 Aug 2003
From: Richard Withheld by request>
Subject: Food for the soul (8/1/03)
This is a powerful prayer-request that you might like to make if you haven't already. Feel free of course to substitute whatever words you use for 'God' and 'spirit guide.'
"God, i am now requesting that the wisest and most loving spirit guide possible please enter my life as one of my guides. Thank you..."
If you do this, i encourage you to make it as heartfelt as possible, at a time when you're free of external distractions. And then spend a minute or two connecting with your new guide afterwards. I made this request after i woke up one morning recently, and about 10 seconds after making it i began feeling this powerful love radiating through me from my new guide like i have rarely experienced before -- to the point where it felt like every part of my body was vibrating as i was standing in the middle of the sun. You may feel something or you may feel nothing at all afterwards, but know that by making this powerful prayer-request it will end up having beneficial effects throughout the rest of your life.
From: "Mark Elsis" firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Yoga At The Speed Of Light -- The Meaning Of 108
Date: 31 Jul 2003
(At the end of this article, you can read my last two pieces: 108 Peace Slogans For Signs and 108 Lies)
Yoga At The Speed Of Light
by Linda Johnsen
It is amazing how much Western science has taught us. Today, for example, kids in grammar school learn that the sun is 93 million miles from the earth and that the speed of light is 186,000 miles per hours. Yoga may teach us about our Higher Self, but it can't supply this kind of information about physics or astronomy.
Or can it?
Professor Subhash Kak of Louisiana State University recently called my attention to a remarkable statement by Sayana, a fourteenth century Indian scholar. In his commentary on a hymn in the Rig Veda, the oldest and perhaps most mystical text ever composed in India, Sayana has this to say: "With deep respect, I bow to the sun, who travels 2,202 yojanas in half a nimesha."
A yojana is about nine American miles; a nimesha is 16/75 of a second. Mathematically challenged readers, get out your calculators!
2,202 yojanas x 9 miles x 75 - 8 nimeshas = 185,794 m.p.s.
Basically, Sayana is saying that sunlight travels at 186,000 miles per second! How could a Vedic scholar who died in 1387 A.D. have known the correct figure for the speed of light? If this was just a wild guess it's the most amazing coincidence in the history of science!
The yoga tradition is full of such coincidences. Take for instance the mala many yoga students wear around their neck. Since these rosaries are used to keep track of the number of mantras a person is repeating, students often ask why they have 108 beads instead of 100. Part of the reason is that the mala represent the ecliptic, the path of the sun and moon across the sky. Yogis divide the ecliptic into 27 equal sections called nakshatras, and each of these into four equal sectors called padas, or "steps," marking the 108 steps that the sun and moon take through heaven.
Each is associated with a particular blessing force, with which you align yourself as you turn the beads.
Traditionally, yoga students stop at the 109th "guru bead," flip the mala around in their hand, and continue reciting their mantra as they move backward through the beads. The guru bead represents the summer and winter solstices, when the sun appears to stop in its course and reverse directions. In the yoga tradition we learn that we're deeply interconnected with all of nature. Using a mala is a symbolic way of connecting ourselves with the cosmic cycles governing our universe.
But Professor Kak points out other coincidences: The distance between the earth and the sun is approximately 108 times the sun's diameter. The diameter of the sun is about 108 times the earth's diameter. And the distance between the earth and the moon is 108 times the moon's diameter.
Could this be the reason the ancient sages considered 108 such a sacred number? If the microcosm (us) mirrors the macrocosm (the solar system), then maybe you could say there are 108 steps between our ordinary human awareness and the divine light at the center of our being. Each time we chant another mantra as our mala beads slip through our fingers, we are taking another step toward our own inner sun.
As we read through ancient Indian texts, we find so much the sages of antiquity could not possibly have known-but did. While our European and Middle Eastern ancestors claimed that the universe was created about 6,000 years ago, the yogis have always maintained that our present cosmos is billions of years old, and that it's just one of many such universes which have arisen and dissolved in the vastness of eternity.
In fact the Puranas, encyclopedias of yogic lore thousands of years old, describe the birth of our solar system out of a "milk ocean," the Milky Way. Through the will of the Creator, they tell us, a vortex shaped like a lotus arose from the navel of eternity. It was called Hiranya Garbha, the shining womb. It gradually coalesced into our world, but will perish some day billions of years hence when the sun expands to many times it present size, swallowing all life on earth. In the end, the Puranas say, the ashes of the earth will be blown into space by the cosmic wind. Today we known this is a scientifically accurate, if poetic, description of the fate of our planet.
The Surya Siddhanta is the oldest surviving astronomical text in the Indian tradition. Some Western scholars date it to perhaps the fifth or sixth centuries A.D., though the text itself claims to represent a tradition much, much older. It explains that the earth is shaped like a ball, and states that at the very opposite side of the planet from India is a great city where the sun is rising at the same time it sets in India. In this city, the Surya Siddhanta claims, lives a race of siddhas, or advanced spiritual adepts. If you trace the globe of the earth around to the exact opposite side of India, you'll find Mexico. Is it possible that the ancient Indians were well aware of the great sages/astronomers of Central America many centuries before Columbus discovered America?
Knowing the unknowable
To us today it seems impossible that the speed of light or the fate of our solar system could be determined without advanced astronomical instruments. How could the writers of old Sanskrit texts have known the unknowable? In searching for an explanation we first need to understand that these ancient scientists were not just intellectuals, they were practicing yogis. The very first lines of the Surya Siddhanta, for of the Golden Age a great astronomer named Maya desired to learn the secrets of the heavens, so he first performed rigorous yogic practices. Then the answers to his questions appeared in his mind in an intuitive flash.
Does this sound unlikely? Yoga Sutra 3:26-28 states that through, samyama (concentration, meditation, and unbroken mental absorption) on the sun, moon, and pole star, we can gain knowledge of the planets and stars. Sutra 3:33 clarifies, saying: "Through keenly developed intuition, everything can be known." Highly developed intuition is called pratibha in yoga. It is accessible only to those who have completely stilled their mind, focusing their attention on one object with laser-like intensity. Those who have limited their mind are no longer limited to the fragments of knowledge supplied by the five senses. All knowledge becomes accessible to them.
"There are [those] who would say that consciousness, acting on itself, can find universal knowledge," Professor Kak admits. "In fact this is the traditional Indian view."
Perhaps the ancient sages didn't need advanced astronomical instruments. After all, they had yoga.
108 Peace Slogans For Signs by Mark R. Elsis
by Mark R. Elsis,
http://Lovearth.net, April 22, 2003
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
1) The Abraham Zapruder film frame 313 death wound was fired from the storm drain.
2) The US Government spends $25,000 per second on the military industrial complex.
3) On October 20, 1942, the federal government seized the Union Banking Corporation in New York City as a front operation for the Nazis. Prescott Bush and E. Roland Harriman were directors.
4) Federal Reserve is not Federal or a reserve; It illegally stole our currency in 1913.
5) George Walker Bush went AWOL his last 12 to 18 months of air national guard duty.
6) The US Government spends more on the military than all other countries combined.
7) The intercept fighters sent to NY / DC on 911 were flying at 25% of their top speed.
8) The US provoked Japan and knew all about the "surprise attacks" on Pearl Harbor.
9) George Herbert Walker Bush authorized the assassination of John Winston Lennon.
10) Israeli fighters and torpedo boats attacked the USS Liberty on June 8, 1967; 34 KIA.
11) JFK / Pearl Harbor Commissions were set up within 11 days; 911 took 19 months.
12) Jeb Bush and Katherine Harris purged 57,000+ Florida voters in the 2000 election.
13) George Herbert Walker Bush authorized the assassination of Ronald Reagan.
14) Lee Harvey Oswald was not the assassin of John F. Kennedy, he was a patsy.
15) James Earl Ray was not the assassin of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., he was a patsy.
16) Sirhan Bishara Sirhan was not the assassin of Robert F. Kennedy, he was a patsy.
17) There is not Freedom of the Press for any issue that matters in the United States.
18) US breaks treaties; Antiballistic Missile, Land Mine, International Criminal Court.
19) The US Government military has almost 1000 installations in about 150 countries.
20) The US Government spends $1,500,000 a minute on the military industrial complex.
21) The US Government military has had over 200 incursions since World War II.
22) On June 4, 1963 John F. Kennedy signed into law Executive Order 11110, which for the first time since 1913 let the US Treasury issue its own currency; it printed up 4.3 billion in Silver Certificate Treasury Notes instead of the illegal Federal Reserve Notes.
23) The US Government imprisons 2,100,000 people, more than any country on Earth.
24) Homo sapiens cause between 100 and 1600 species of life to go extinct every day.
25) Homo sapiens let 30,000 to 50,000 of their own children die from starvation daily.
26) There are over 30,000 nuclear weapons on Earth (Enough to destroy Earth 300x).
27) There are approximately 430 commercial nuclear power stations on Earth; 103 US.
28) The US Military Industrial Complex is the largest supplier of weapons on Earth.
29) The US is 4.7% of the population of Earth, yet uses about 25% of the resources.
30) Atmospheric CO2 ppm has increased every month since tests began January 1958.
31) A bomb went off and bombs were found inside the OKC Murrah Federal Building.
32) The US Government caused the fires that murdered 74 Branch Davidians in Waco.
33) The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution was a farce to escalate the Viet Nam police action.
34) Clear Channel owns over 1240 radio stations and controls most musical concerts.
35) Three Mile Island accident on March 28, 1978 released a vast amount of radiation.
36) US Navy friendly-fire shot down (700+ witnesses) TWA Flight 800 on July 17, 1996.
37) There is a one world order, super-secret, ultra-elite cabal, known as the Illuminati.
38) USSR thought Korean Airlines Flight 007 was a spy plane invading their airspace.
39) The United States spends $90,000,000 per hour on the military industrial complex.
40) American Airlines Flight 11 of 911 flew directly over Indian Point Nuclear Stations.
41) George W. Bush executed every person (152) except serial killer Henry Lee Lucas.
42) The USS Maine; no evidence of any external explosion, the explosion was internal.
43) The Lusitania had 6 million rounds of US ammunitions onboard, when torpedoed.
44) The US dropped 2 atomic bombs on women and children of Japan, to scare USSR.
45) There are almost 80,000 chemicals; We don't know the interactions of 99% of them.
46) The US Government military has killed over 8 million people in the last 50 years.
47) The US Government broke every major treaty (300+) signed with American Indians.
48) Israel has between 200 and 400 nuclear weapons with worldwide ICBM capability.
49) The US Government military guarded all of Iraqi's oil fields, but not its antiquities.
50) Enron was the earliest and largest monetary supporter of George Walker Bush.
51) In 1984 the global grain output per person peaked at approximately 755 pounds.
52) Global grains per person in 2003 will be about 675 pounds (It drops .6% per year).
52) The vast majority (90%) of Earth could be powered by renewable energies by 2020.
53) Human population exponentially peaked in 1987 (Adding 87,100,000 more people).
54) Human population adds less and less people every year (ZPG reached 2020 / 2037).
55) The total oceanic fisheries catch peaked in 1989 at 100 million Metric Tones.
56) All 17 oceanic fisheries are fished at or beyond capacity, 9 are in total collapse.
57) On October 28, 1942, two corporations managed by Prescott Bush were seized. The Holland-American Trading Corporation and the Seamless Steel Equipment Corporation, both managed by the Bush-Harriman bank, were accused by the US federal government of being front organizations for Nazi Germany.
58) The United States spends $2,160,000,000 a day on the military industrial complex.
59) Wind turbines are the cheapest way to make electricity (with/without externalities).
60) There are about 70 billion animals that are factory bred and slaughtered every year.
61) A vegetarian (or mostly) diet is by far the best for you, the animals, and the Earth.
62) The temperature of Earth is expected to rise from 3 to 10 degrees F. this century.
63) The US is the only western country without universal health care for its people.
64) The US is the only western country without maternal and sick family member leave.
65) The CEO was paid 42x more than the average worker in 1973, now it is over 500x.
66) Half the people of Earth, about 3.1 billion, live on less than 2 US dollars per day.
67) The bottom billion people of Earth barely exist on less than 1 US dollar per day.
68) Americans work more hours per year than any other western industrial country.
69) There has been an average of 44 wars every year since the end of World War II.
70) About a dozen corporations own the vast majority of all media and entertainment.
71) The crew of the space shuttle Challenger died when they impacted with the water.
72) It takes 200 servicemen 8 days to count the 914 victims from Jonestown in 1978.
73) The average US worker works 5 weeks more today than the US worker did in 1970.
74) The US spends $15,120,000,000 per week on the military industrial complex.
75) The chairman of the FCC (head of communication) is the top US General's son.
76) In the last 25 years 220% more money was spent on building prisons than colleges.
77) The US imprisons more of its citizens per capita than any other country on Earth.
78) Blacks represent 12.5% of the US population; yet they make up 47% of the prisons.
79) 71% of black males under 35 in the US have been in, or are in, the criminal system.
80) Approximately 20% of the children in the US live under the Federal poverty limit.
81) US gives the least amount of foreign aid of any western country; .06 of our GNP.
82) The 20 billion we spend yearly on the War On Drugs is a waste of time and money.
83) Homeland Security will not stop, but start terrorism; It also threatens civil liberties.
84) Addiction to any drug is a medical/mental problem; Not a criminal justice problem.
85) Colin Powell earned his strips when he valiantly tried to cover up Mi Lai Massacre.
86) US breaks treaties; Comprehensive [Nuclear] Test Ban Treaty and Kyoto Protocol.
87) Nikola Tesla was the greatest inventor of all time (is that why you don't know him).
88) 46% of what you pay in US taxes goes to support the military industrial complex.
89) Gulf War I; 312 babies left on the cold floor to die; daughter of Kuwaiti ambassador.
90) Operation Northwoods was signed off by all 5 members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
91) The US spends $65,573,200,000 per month on the military industrial complex.
92) John F. Kennedy Jr. was a capable pilot in clear conditions within visual of airport.
93) Princess Diana didn't arrive at La Pitié Salpêtrière hospital for at least 100 minutes.
94) Senator Huey Long "Cap wealth at 10 million"; assassinated on September 8, 1935.
95) USA PATRIOT Act has in fact nullified at least six amendments of the Bill of Rights.
96) Corporate capitalism benefits hugely from childhood and all slave labor conditions.
97) God does not Bless America breaking the 4th, 6th, 8th, 9th and 10th Commandments.
98) April 4, 1968, June 6, 1968, December 8, 1980 assassinations; lame duck President.
99) Bilderbergs, Council On Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission, Skull & Bones.
100) 10% / 50% Safeguard Threshold Providence Demarcation will be broken by 2016.
101) Marilyn Monroe was murdered by barbiturates in an enema on August 4/5, 1962.
102) John Adams, US President II, and Thomas Jefferson, US President III, both die on July 4, 1826, 50 years to the day of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
103) The Electoral College is kept, so no Third Party candidate can win the Presidency.
104) The United States of America died on June 6, 1968 along with Robert F. Kennedy.
105) The US Government was behind the Coup of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
106) On November 8, 1942, the federal government seized Nazi-controlled assets of Silesian-American Corp., another Bush-Harriman company doing business with Hitler.
107) The US spends $788,918,400,000 per year on the military industrial complex.
108) Love Is The Answer
Imagine there's no heaven, it's easy if you try,
No hell below us, above us only sky,
Imagine all the people, living for today.
Imagine there's no countries, it isn't hard to do,
Nothing to kill or die for, and no religion too,
Imagine all the people, living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one,
I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.
Imagine no possessions, I wonder if you can,
No need for greed or hunger, a brotherhood of man,
Imagine all the people, sharing all the world.
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one,
I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will live as one
Love Is The Answer
Mark R. Elsis
Date: 27 Jul 2003
Subject: Finally - A Chemtrail Aerosol Breakthrough?
Note - We know Clifford Carnicom to be as fine a private sector citizen/patriot researcher as we have ever worked with. His numerous appearances on the program addressing and presenting his tireless efforts to scientifically resolve the chemtrail aerosol mystery are remarkable, graphic testimony to his studied, determined, methodical approach to unmasking this ongoing aerial operation. Therefore, we take seriously the following news release from Clifford.
The portion of the statement regarding a SARS '80% mortality rate' suggests an enthno-specific bioweapon aimed at the mainland Chinese Asian population. As we know, SARS and apparent mutations thereof, made their way to Canada (and the US) primarily via Asians who had been in -- or had come into contact with people who had been in -- the SARS hot zones in China and Hong Kong. In fact, the recent list of photos of SARS fatalities in Canada showed that the vast majority of victims were Asian in national origin. We are taking all of this under advisement with an open mind and will watch to see what kind of feedback and comments come in. -ed
By Clifford E Carnicom
A meeting has taken place recently between an investigative researcher and a well placed military source. The identity of both parties is to be protected. The source has intimate knowledge of at least one aspect of the aerosol operations, and asserts the following:
1. The operation is a joint project between the Pentagon and the pharmaceutical industry.
2. The Pentagon wishes to test biological diseases for war purposes on unsuspecting populations. It was stated that SARS is a failure as the expected rate of mortality was intended to be 80%.
3. The pharmaceutical industry is making trillions on medications designed to treat both fatal and non-fatal diseases given to populations.
4. The bacteria and viruses are freeze-dried and then placed on fine filaments for release.
5. The metals released along with the diseases heat up from the sun, creating a perfect environment for the bacteria and viruses to thrive in the air supply.
6. Most countries being sprayed are unaware of the activities and they have not consented to the activities. He states that commercial aircraft flying are one of the delivery systems.
7. Most of the "players" are old friends and business partners of the senior Bush.
8. The ultimate goal is the control of all populations through directed and accurate spraying of drugs, diseases, etc.
9. People who have tried to reveal the truth have been imprisoned and killed.
10. This is the most dangerous and dark time that I have experienced in all of my years of serving this country.
This information is relayed without qualification, as I am knowledgeable in the level of integrity of the researcher that has made this information available to the public. There is both risk and restraint that has been exercised in the preparation of this statement.
Clifford E Carnicom
July 26 2003
'The Chemtrail Smoking Gun - Proof of global atmospheric geoengineering'
Forwarded by "Adi Gaia" email@example.com>
Amazing Ascending Children
By Connie Lewis
There is a new wave of children being born since the new millennium began. These children are bringing in a higher vibration that matches the higher vibration of Earth. This is the beginning of the ascension of Earth and humanity. Earth's ascension is manifesting as global warming and drastic weather changes.
Ascending children will raise the vibration of their parents and Earth. These children are being born around the world. No culture will be left out. They are the peace makers, bringing peace to the world with their presence. Each year the number of ascending children is rising. Ascension will come through each generation of ascending children. They will become the ascending parents of ascending children, bringing in a new golden era of peace and harmony.
So who are these children and how can you recognize them? Look in their eyes and you will see a wise soul looking back at you with a steady gaze. You will feel the richness of their soul. You will feel peaceful in their presence. These children radiate a calmness that calms adults. You will not feel that you are in the presence of a baby, but as wise being. These children become our teachers, when adults tune into the child's spirit. Adult's are drawn to these children and begin to seek them out, simply to bask in their presence.
Ascending children know who they are and expect to be treated as equals. Most of the communication with ascending children is non- verbal, communing with their soul. This awakens the parents spiritual awareness as they come into harmony with their child's soul. Parenting can be a graceful flow between parent and child in the dance of soul.
Some parents may find these children a challenge if they treat them as a child and try to use old parenting skills. They will not work with these children. They demand respect and dignity. They expect their parents to become as aware as they are. They will not tolerate being talked down to. They can see right through adult games. They force their parents to "get real".
If you find yourself the parents of an ascending child... on a soul level, you agreed to this mission. You will be transformed by your parenting of an ascending child. These children will teach all by their presence, how to live in peace and harmony on Earth. Your child will raise your vibration unconsciously. To intend to consciously ascend with your child will bring awareness to the process of ascension. Consciously choosing to ascend also supports the ascension of earth.
In consciously choosing to ascend, I have become an ascending caregiver to welcome these new children to Earth. I am currently living on the island of Kauai. The Hawaiian Islands have the highest vibration on the planet at this time. Living in Hawaii speeds up the raising of ones' vibration in ascension. It is a wonderful place to raise children in the middle of nature.
I have welcomed two ascending baby boys since I arrived on Kauai. They are brothers and their connection with each other is very strong. I have watched their parents change greatly since they were born. When I met the family, their first son was only six weeks old. The parents were overwhelmed. Clearly, they were out-of- touch with the technique of tuning into the soul of their child. Instead of practicing soul guidance in caring for their baby, they had read a book on disciplining a baby so they would sleep through the night by six weeks old.
Their son Sasha, was telling them in no uncertain terms that book had to go. He would scream non-stop and nothing they could do would console him. This made the parents feel more out- of-control which created a vicious circle.
When I picked up Sasha, I saw the panic of the disconnection between him and his parents. Screaming was his way of letting them know that their way wasn't working. Once I made eye contact and non-verbally let him know I was communing with his soul, Sasha calmed down. he looked at me with a clear understanding when I asked him silently what he needed. Knowing we had connected on a soul level, Sasha became a different baby. His parents thought it was a miracle.
Together Sasha and I taught his parents how to parent him, by demonstrating what worked. His parents went through a lot of inner growth that year. I'm glad to say that when their second son was born, they were completely different parents. Sasha had paved the way, and as a result they had learned to come into harmony with their children. Their second baby radiated peace, calming the parents.
Choosing to consciously ascend with your child makes caring for these children much easier. An ascending parent and child do not go through the conflict and struggles expected. There is a calmness at the center of the relationship that brings cooperation on a spiritual level. This allows guiding an ascending child through the stages of childhood run smoother.
As these children are ready for school, they will require a different educational system. Because of their spiritual awareness, they learn holographically. They will know what the teacher knows, by being in their presence. There will not be the need to teach step by step. Exposing them to learning will be enough. The best teachers for ascending children will be ascending adults. I have a vision of families with ascending children coming together in community settings and creating a new educational system for their children. I see these communities in beautiful settings of nature, for ascending children's vibration are in harmony with nature.
The world is changing with ascension. Humanity will be freed to find new ways of living in harmony with each other and the planet. If, we listen to the wisdom of our ascending children, they will help guide us into a new world of peace and joy.
It is a great honor to be the parents of an ascending child.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
My education with children comes from my life experience. I was the oldest of four with a strong role as caregiver for my siblings. I am the mother of four daughters and six grandchildren. I have continued my education with children as a Montessori teacher and through various childcare centers into the world.
Over the years I have noticed subtle changes in the children. The New children have been my teachers, as I have learned to connect with their spirit and create new ways of guiding them. Communing with a child's soul brings an inner knowing between parent and child. This allows for a natural flow that brings harmony in caring for children.
A parents commitment to their own spiritual development is the key to raising children. My own personal path of ascension in raising my vibration has been my gift in caring for children. I offer parents my spiritual insights from my own experiences and am available for spiritual counseling in raising these special children. Please contact me at - Connie.Lewis2@Verizon.net.
From: "Mark Elsis" firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: The Meria Heller Show Celebrates Its Third Anniversary / 700th Show
Date: 30 Jul 2003
On July 31, 2003 Meria Heller Celebrates Three Years Online
I believe in only supporting media that speaks the truth to you. Over the last three years, and 700 shows, The Meria Heller Show @ http://Meria.net has honored us, by speaking truth to power. Meria has created this marvelous show during a draconian time in our history, where an honest and open freedom of the press, has gone extinct. This is why I am a proud subscribing member, as well as, a listener to every show.
Greg Palast recently said, "Meria Heller is the best weapon of mass instruction we have." I, Mark R. Elsis say, "Meria Heller is one of the most courageous and patriotic women or men there is." My own personal example occurred when no one else in the media, whether it was mainstream or alternative / progressive, would let me talk or write about the Stand Down http://StandDown.net that was ordered on 911. Only one person throughout the media gave me, and therefore us, a voice, and that was Meria Heller. On September 27, 2001 we had our first of now three shows on the many strange anomalies of 911. I am flattered to once again be the guest for her 911 show, on Thursday, September 11, 2003.
The Meria Heller Show is a shining beacon of truthful, investigative reporting, amidst the dense fog of the corporate lap dog, stenographer media, one can be deluged with. Her archive of 700 shows includes -- Her wonderfully fact-filled news shows, or her in-depth informative interviews with today's leading writers, researchers, artists, journalists, animators, musicians, politicians, activists, and of course, environmentalists.
I first became aware of The Meria Heller Show on the Internet, http://Meri.net when I heard Meria read my study; Rainforests Biodiversity Scale Of Destruction -- The Number One Issue Facing Humanity @ http://Rainforests.net online one day back in 2000. I was soon invited to be a guest discussing Rainforests.net -- Through the years I have been a guest on many local, national, and international radio, television, and Internet shows. I always find Meria to be well prepared, open to debate, and an excellent interviewer. Now, three years later, with 700 archived shows ( I'm a guest for 1% or 7 shows ) that can be played 24/7 - It is time to listen to The Meria Heller Show, and become a subscribing member. With a full year subscription, Meria will autograph and send you her great new book -- The Awaking Of An American -- How My Country Broke My Heart.
So, you have to ask yourself, if not now, when?
Then, you have to ask yourself, If not you, who?
Love Is The Answer
Mark R. Elsis
July 31, 2003
Date: 30 Jul 2003
Subject: Cheney was trigger in intelligence row
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CHENEY WAS BUSH'S TRIGGER MAN IN ESCALATING INTELLIGENCE ROW
by Gordon Thomas
Vice President Dick Cheney was the trigger which exploded the long-simmering war between the White House and the CIA's embattled director, George Tenet. He ordered Tenet last January to insert the now notorious sixteen words that there was "credible" British intelligence that Saddam had tried in 2001 to buy uranium ore (yellowcake) from Niger, the impoverished West African nation.
Three months before, in October 2002, Tenet had personally intervened to stop President Bush from making such a claim in a speech that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
Tenet told Bush he could not support the claim. When Cheney told him last January about the "credible" British intelligence, Tenet repeated his warning that the CIA could not endorse it. In what one account says was a tense meeting, Cheney bluntly overruled the CIA director. CLIP
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From: "Mark Elsis" firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Eating Dogs -- A Little Humor
Date: 30 Jul 2003
Two Vietnamese refugees have just arrived in the United States by boat and one says to the other, "I hear that the people of this country actually eat dogs."
"Odd," her companion replies, "but if we shall live in America, we might as well do as the Americans do."
Nodding emphatically, one of the refugees points to a hot dog vendor and they both walk toward the cart. "Two dogs, please," she says.
The vendor is only too pleased to oblige, wraps both hot dogs in foil and hands them over the counter. Excited, the companions hurry to a bench and begin to unwrap their "dogs."
One of them opens the foil and begins to blush. Staring at it for a moment, she turns to her friend and whispers cautiously, "What part did you get?"
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