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November 24, 2005

The Dawn of a New Era Series #2: The Brighter And The Darker Sides of The Big Picture

Hello everyone!

After several hours of intense work, I finally completed this 70+ pages compilation with material gleaned from emails I received over the last week and from my own "discoveries" on the Net. This time for a change I put the bright side stuff first (below the "see also" section) and the harder stuff after. Of course, as usual, this is merely a sampling of all I received as there is no way I can include all I get. I've kept only what felt most networking worthy to me. As most of you have certainly noticed, I no longer have time as before to prepare Light-filled compilations separate from the rest of the more political/environmental material. I intend to keep the number of compilations to one per week — aside from the Meditation Focus which are a different endeavor — as I cannot possibly make time to do more than this.

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"Don't just talk about peace but really feel that peace which passeth all understanding. Fill your whole being until you can no longer contain it, then release it out into the world. Feel it flowing in full force and send it to those troubled spots in the world, to the places and people who are torn in strife, hatred or bitterness.All over the world are Light Centres like this, and Lightbearers like you. Part of the work that is done in these Centres of Light is to accumulate Light, then generate it out in full force to those in need. That is why what you are doing must not be woolly or halfhearted, but must have real purpose, plan and drive behind it, so that it forges ahead bringing results."

- Eileen Weekly Guidance - Radiating Peace - 18 November, 2005 - Findhorn Foundation


Symptoms on bird flu...

The Center for Disease Control has released a list of symptoms of bird flu. If you experience any of the following, please seek medical treatment immediately:

1. High fever
2. Congestion
3. Nausea
4. Fatigue
5. Aching in the joints
6. An irresistible urge to shit on someone's windshield

(Sent by "Rayah Rowswell" OziRayah@optusnet.com.au>)


A teacher once told each of her students to bring a clear plastic bag and a sack of potatoes to school. For every person they refuse to forgive in their life's experience, they chose a potato, wrote on it the name and date, and put it in the plastic bag. Some of their bags were quite heavy. They were then told to carry this bag with them everywhere for one week, putting it beside their bed at night, on the car seat when driving, next to their desk at work. The hassle of lugging this around with them made it clear what a weight they were carrying spiritually, and how they had to pay attention to it all the time to not forget and keep leaving it in embarrassing places. Naturally, the condition of the potatoes deteriorated to a nasty smelly slime. This was a great metaphor for the price we pay for keeping our pain and heavy negativity! Too often we think of forgiveness as a gift to the other person, and it clearly is for ourselves!

(Sent by "John T. Linnell" integrity1@simantha.com>)


Worthy of Your Attention
Buy Nothing Day - NOVEMBER 25, 2005
http://adbusters.org/metas/eco/bnd/
For 24 hours, millions of people around the world do not participate -- in the doomsday economy, the marketing mind-games, and the frantic consumer-binge that's become our culture. We pause. We make a small choice not to shop. We shrink our footprint and gain some calm. Together we say: enough is enough. And we help build this movement to rethink our unsustainable course. This year, we've got a radical new tool to keep BND activists connected: JammerGroups, city-based local forums. Click http://adbusters.org/metas/eco/bnd/tvspot.php

Party Time
http://www.grist.org/news/maindish/2005/11/16/anderson/index.html
What to expect from the U.N. climate-change negotiations in Montreal

Call the COPs
http://www.grist.org/news/maindish/2005/11/16/kraybill/index.html
A refresher on the basics of climate conferences and Kyoto

The Lacerta File - Reptiloids of the Inner Earth (available in several languages)
http://www.sabon.org/reptiloid/index4.html
Recommended by Janine Fafard janineyoga@racsa.co.cr> who is seeking my take on this: True or false? What is your own take? Quite fascinating material anyway!... But it could very well be a clever story only designed to spread fear...


CONTENTS

1. November 17 Message from Matthew
2. The Crystal Beings are wonderful children indeed!
3. Pilgrims flock to see 'Buddha boy' said to have fasted six months
4. Ascension Symptoms
5. A message of love from Diana to people everywhere
6. We Need To Come Together and Establish Major Collective Lawsuits
7. Secret Service, U.S. intel say Bush uses cocaine, Prozac, alcohol
8. Behind the phosphorus clouds are war crimes within war crimes
9. Forests paying the price for biofuels
10. Pulp mill devastates swans' sanctuary in Chile
11. Report: Ocean Noise Harms Dolphins, Whales
12. 'Environmental refugees' set to become big global scourge
13. Private Company Still 'Controls' Election Outcome
14. The real war
15. China Permeated with Fear
16. Chemtrails Are Over Las Vegas
17. A Phone Call To The Federal Reserve Bank in San Francisco


See also:

Tropical Storm Gamma kills 12 in Central America (Nov 20)
http://www.deccanherald.com/deccanherald/nov202005/update6524520051120.asp
Tropical Storm Gamma lashed Central America and killed at least 12 people, three of them in a plane crash on their way to a luxury jungle lodge owned by film director Francis Ford Coppola. In Honduras, Gamma's torrential rains, which followed several days of downpours from a cold front, cut off Caribbean coast villages, killed at least nine people and left 14 others missing. Several disappeared when a rescue boat overturned in raging river waters. Slow-moving Gamma is the 24th named storm of a record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season and is cutting an erratic course off the Caribbean coast of Central America and towards Cuba, where it is expected to land tomorrow. The storm was not expected to gain strength. Experts said it would bypass Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, which is recovering from a battering by Hurricane Wilma three weeks ago, and revised earlier predictions to say it probably would not directly hit southern Florida, where Wilma also wreaked havoc. (...) Over 5,000 people were evacuated on Honduras' Caribbean coast and rescue officials said more than 50,000 were cut off as bridges were damaged or destroyed, leaving several cities and towns isolated. Engineers were working to erect temporary bridges in heavy rainfall.

Liberia Elects Africa's First Woman President
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/112305S.shtml
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has won Liberia's presidential vote, becoming Africa's first elected woman head-of-state. Ms. Sirleaf plans to embark on a six-year mission to lift the war-torn country towards prosperity and reconciliation.

Fitzgerald sees new grand jury proceedings (Nov 18)
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051118/pl_nm/bush_leak_dc
In a sign he may seek new or revised charges in the CIA leak case, special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald said on Friday his investigation would be going back before a grand jury.It was the first time Fitzgerald said he would be presenting information to another grand jury since the indictment and resignation three weeks ago of Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, Lewis "Scooter" Libby.Lawyers in the case said the investigation into who leaked the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame, which has reached into the highest levels of the White House, could be moving into a new phase that could result in charges against other top administration officials.President George W. Bush's top political adviser, Karl Rove, was told by prosecutors last month that he remained under investigation and could still be charged, lawyers said. CLIP

The Mother of All Constitutional Crises
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/112205L.shtml
(...) George W. Bush and his associates must have remarkably short memories. While he has been careful to mouth words of cooperation in the Plamegate case, he has depended on the Republican control of Congress to stonewall on just about every egregious misdeed that has seen the light of day, blocking public hearings into Abu Ghraib, the treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo, the CIA secret prison system, faux intelligence on Iraq, and Plamegate itself. (...) Plamegate, after all, is no more just an odious but simple case of Beltway character assassination than the plumbers' break-in at Democratic Party headquarters was just a burglary. Famed Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein now argues that just as the Watergate break-in was the key that opened a strongbox of ugly facts about the Nixon Administration's unbridled abuse of power, so might the Plame affair break open the Bush Administration's imperial modus operandi. Will Plamegate lead to the collapse of the Bush presidency or even impeachment? These are, in the end, matters less of legality than politics, consciousness, and conscience. A Republican-dominated Congress impeached President Bill Clinton for lying to a grand jury about sex with a White House intern, while President Bush remains free even from hearings, let alone legal action, on his administration's many Watergate-like excesses. Now that's politics! (...) John Dean was indeed right. The Bush Administration's excesses are "worse than Watergate," in part because the power that has congealed in presidential hands is much greater than Nixon's imperial presidency held in the early 1970s. As a result, its zealotry, secrecy, deceit, and abuses of power are more akin to the secret bombing of Cambodia or the Iran-Contra affair - scandals which did not unseat presidents - than Watergate itself. In both the bombing of Cambodia and Iran-Contragate, a power-hungry White House kept secret foreign policies that it knew neither Congress, the courts, nor the public would be likely to approve - even though Americans have traditionally been only too eager to give the White House a blank check on national security. No one was indicted for the secret bombing of Cambodia. In Iran-Contragate, eleven top administration officials, including two national security advisers and an undersecretary of state were finally convicted, but the first President George Bush rushed to pardon four of them as well as Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger (even before he could be indicted). The specter of this resolution of the Libby case recently prompted Democrats and then a group of CIA officials - to little media attention - to write the President demanding that he go on record indicating there will be no pardons in the Plame affair. They received no reply.

NN Flashes a Big "X" Over Cheney's Face During Live TV Speech
http://drudgereport.com/flash3cnc.htm
At 11:04:45 AM ET Monday CNN was airing Vice President Dick Cheney's speech live from the American Enterprise Institute in Washington -- when a large black 'X' repeatedly flashed over the vice president's face! The 'X' over Cheney's face appeared each time less than a second, creating an odd subliminal effect. As this DRUDGE REPORT screen capture reveals, while one 'X' flashed over Cheney's face CNN ran a headline at the bottom of its screen: "CHENEY: I DO NOT BELIEVE IT IS WRONG TO CRITICIZE."One top White House source expressed concern about what was aired over CNN."Is someone in Atlanta trying to tell us something?"A CNN spokesman did not return repeated calls late Monday night.

Majority Believe White House Misleads Public, Poll Shows (November 23, 2005)
http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB113268445376804317-peArUJ0jmqqYPCE_3VRW6UOw7aM_20061123.html?mod=blogs
A majority of U.S. adults believe the Bush administration generally misleads the public on current issues, while fewer than a third of Americans believe the information provided by the administration is generally accurate, the latest Harris Interactive poll finds.While the telephone survey of 1,011 U.S. adults indicates about 64% of Americans believe the Bush administration "generally misleads the American public on current issues to achieve its own ends," opinion on the topic is clearly divided along party lines. A large majority (68% to 28%) of Republicans say the Bush administration generally provides accurate information. However, even larger majorities of Democrats (91% to 7%) and Independents (73% to 25%) think the information is generally misleading. CLIP

Dread Takes a Toll on GIs in Iraq (Nov 22) http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/112205G.shtml
(...) During this bloody fall, Maj. Robert Blessing, the chaplain at Falcon, talked to soldiers who were dealing with flashbacks and nightmares about mangled bodies. The official, and anodyne, title of these sessions: "critical event debriefings." Blessing went to the bedsides of victims, visiting the dying first, then the wounded, he said. For a man of faith, the kind of relativism Iraq brought was hard. Telling a soldier, "Hey, you've only lost a hand - hallelujah - you're going to make it," is bizarre, he said. "So many deaths, so many wounds," said the 47-year-old Blessing, his voice thickening with repressed tears. "Supposedly it's peacekeeping, but it's a war." Although the battalion was getting ready to leave Iraq, the chaplain feared he would be talking to troubled soldiers for years to come. "They're going back with all these memories," Blessing said. "The wound they carry back with them is the loss of innocence."

Libby Indictment May Open Door to Broader Iraq War Deceptions
http://fpif.org/fpiftxt/2925
The details revealed thus far from the investigation that led to the five-count indictment against I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby seem to indicate that the efforts to expose the identity of undercover CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson went far beyond the chief assistant to the assistant chief. Though no other White House officials were formally indicted, the investigation appears to implicate Vice President Richard Cheney and Karl Rove, President George W. Bush's top political adviser, in the conspiracy. More importantly, the probe underscores the extent of administration efforts to silence those who questioned its argument that Iraq constituted a serious threat to the national security of the United States. Even if no other White House officials ever have to face justice as a result of this investigation, it opens one of the best opportunities the American public may have to press the issue of how the Bush administration led us into war. Spurred by the Libby indictment, the Downing Street memo, and related British documents leaked earlier this year, some mainstream pundits and Democratic Party lawmakers are finally raising the possibility that the Bush administration was determined to go to war regardless of any strategic or legal justification and that White House officials deliberately exaggerated the threats posed by Saddam Hussein's Iraq in order to gain congressional and popular support to invade that oil-rich country. CLIP

IRAQ -- ARMY SAID USE OF WHITE PHOSPHOROUS WEAPONS VIOLATED 'LAWS OF WAR': Reversing numerous prior denials, Pentagon officials admitted last week that deadly incendiary white phosphorous was in fact "used as a weapon against insurgent strongholds during the battle of Fallujah last November." But the Bush administration defended its use, claiming that phosphorus is "not outlawed or illegal." Yet new reports show that an instruction manual used by the U.S. Army Command and General Staff School (CGSC) at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, "teaches senior officers it is against the 'laws of war' to fire the incendiary weapon at human targets." According to the UK Independent, the manual "makes clear that white phosphorus can be used to produce a smoke screen. But it adds: 'It is against the law of land warfare to employ WP against personnel targets.'"

Full Text of Congressman Murtha's Speech: IRAQ CANNOT BE WON
http://www.alternet.org/waroniraq/28432/
A conservative senior House Democrat and Purple Heart-decorated Vietnam veteran describes the U.S. presence in Iraq as an 'occupation,' and calls for immediate troop withdrawal.

'Blair talked Bush out of bombing' (22/11/05)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=369350&in_page_id=1770
There were calls for Downing Street to publish the transcript of a conversation between Tony Blair and US President George Bush, amid claims that the Prime Minister persuaded Mr Bush not to launch a military strike on a TV station in a friendly Arab state.According to unnamed sources quoted in the Daily Mirror, the memo - stamped Top Secret - records Mr Bush suggesting that he might order the bombing of Al-Jazeera's studios in Qatar.And it allegedly details how Mr Blair argued against an attack on the station's buildings in the business district of Doha, the capital city of Qatar, which is a key ally of the West in the Persian Gulf.Al-Jazeera had sparked the anger of the US administration by broadcasting video messages from al Qaida head Osama bin Laden and leaders of the insurgency in Iraq, as well as showing footage of the bodies of US servicemen and Iraqi civilians killed in fighting.According to the Mirror's source, the transcript records a conversation during Mr Blair's visit to the White House on April 16 last year, in the wake of a failed attempt to root out insurgents in the city of Fallujah, in which 30 US Marines died. CLIP

SOA Protest Message: 'We Ain't Going Away'
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/112105P.shtml
There was no doubt Sunday they were still there: more than 15,000 SOA Watch protesters gathered outside the main gate of Fort Benning. For the 16th consecutive year, the protesters demanded the closing of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, formerly known as the School of the Americas.

Police Showed Solidarity With Protesters as They Were Arrested (Nov 23)
http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/november2005/231105showedsolidarity.htm
Elliot Adams of Veterans For Peace appeared on The Alex Jones Show today and passed on some positive news in the light of today's attack on the First Amendment where peaceful protesters were arrested in Crawford Texas. Adams said that as the protesters were being taken away many police officers gave them the peace sign as a show of solidarity.Also, when protesters were previously arrested and fingerprinted in Washington DC, police made it clear that they support the cause of the protesters.This is extremely welcome news as it tells us that the loyal enforcers of the would-be dictators aren't buying the propaganda either and are coming over to our side.The elite need the vast majority of the police and military under their control. Any dissent in the ranks is disastrous for them. After all, how can there be a war if nobody turns up to fight it?"Many gave us a peace symbol as they left," stated Adams."I think times are changing I see it all throughout law enforcement. When we were in DC some of the officers who were fingerprinting people for the arrests on 26th as they lowered each finger they said, 'keep doing it.' So I see breaks within the structure because it's clear that what we're seeing is very unconstitutional and it's not what anybody in America believes in."These are not the principles that we've fought for in the past, these are not the principles that we've beloved.""Even the officials are seeing it. They may be stuck in their jobs but they cannot support what's happening." CLIP

House Votes to Cut $700 Million in Food Stamps
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/111905B.shtml
The US House of Representatives voted on Friday to cut $700 million from the food stamp program, despite objections from anti-hunger groups

Patriot Act Extension Shelved
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/111905F.shtml
Capping another tough week for President Bush and top Republicans in Congress, a bipartisan backlash yesterday forced congressional leaders to shelve a bill to extend provisions of the USA Patriot Act that expire at the end of the year.

TiVo Files Patent For RFID Video Recoder Based On Implant Chip
http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/november2005/241105tivofiles.htm
This is absolutely key. We have been told all along that implantable chips will only ever be voluntary, yet through security justifications and popular culture they're sqeezing us in a vice like grip.In the future it will be a case of no chip, no TV. They want to create a society of outcasts who refuse to take the chip and then can be demonized and blamed for society's ills.They are relying on peer pressure to push part of the agenda through. Clubs across Europe are already chipping people to enter VIP areas. CLIP

Thousands in Mass. to get cheaper oil - Chávez help broker deal (November 20, 2005)
http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2005/11/20/thousands_in_mass_to_get_cheaper_oil?mode=PF
A subsidiary of the Venezuelan national oil company will ship 12 million gallons of discounted home-heating oil to local charities and 45,000 low-income families in Massachusetts next month under a deal arranged by US Representative William D. Delahunt, a local nonprofit energy corporation, and Venezuela's president, White House critic Hugo Chávez. The approximately $9 million deal will bring nine million gallons of oil to families and three million gallons to institutions that serve the poor, such as homeless shelters, said officials from Citizens Energy Corp., which is signing the contract. Families would pay about $276 for a 200-gallon shipment, a savings of about $184 and enough to last about three weeks. CLIP

Peak Oil resolution in U.S. House of Representatives (21 November 2005)
http://www.globalpublicmedia.com/articles/572
In Brief: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States, in collaboration with other international allies, should establish an energy project with the magnitude, creativity, and sense of urgency that was incorporated in the `Man on the Moon' project to address the inevitable challenges of 'Peak Oil'.

Iraq's Oil: The Spoils of War (November 22, 2005)
http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article328526.ece
Iraqis face the dire prospect of losing up to $200bn (£116bn) of the wealth of their country if an American-inspired plan to hand over development of its oil reserves to US and British multinationals comes into force next year. A report produced by American and British pressure groups warns Iraq will be caught in an "old colonial trap" if it allows foreign companies to take a share of its vast energy reserves. The report is certain to reawaken fears that the real purpose of the 2003 war on Iraq was to ensure its oil came under Western control. The Iraqi government has announced plans to seek foreign investment to exploit its oil reserves after the general election, which will be held next month. Iraq has 115 billion barrels of proved oil reserves, the third largest in the world.According to the report, from groups including War on Want and the New Economics Foundation (NEF), the new Iraqi constitution opened the way for greater foreign investment. Negotiations with oil companies are already under way ahead of next month's election and before legislation is passed, it said.The groups said they had amassed details of high-level pressure from the US and UK governments on Iraq to look to foreign companies to rebuild its oil industry. CLIP

The Big Thaw: Global Disaster Will Follow If the Ice Cap on Greenland Melts (November 20, 2005)
http://news.independent.co.uk/environment/article328217.ece
Now scientists say it is vanishing far faster than even they expected.by Geoffrey Lean Greenland's glaciers have begun to race towards the ocean, leading scientists to predict that the vast island's ice cap is approaching irreversible meltdown, The Independent on Sunday can reveal.Research to be published in a few days' time shows how glaciers that have been stable for centuries have started to shrink dramatically as temperatures in the Arctic have soared with global warming. On top of this, record amounts of the ice cap's surface turned to water this summer.The two developments - the most alarming manifestations of climate change to date - suggest that the ice cap is melting far more rapidly than scientists had thought, with immense consequences for civilisation and the planet. Its complete disappearance would raise the levels of the world's seas by 20 feet, spelling inundation for London and other coastal cities around the globe, along with much of low-lying countries such as Bangladesh.More immediately, the vast amount of fresh water discharged into the ocean as the ice melts threatens to shut down the Gulf Stream, which protects Britain and the rest of northern Europe from a freezing climate like that of Labrador. The revelations, which follow the announcement that the melting of sea ice in the Arctic also reached record levels this summer, come as the world's governments are about to embark on new negotiations about how to combat global warming. CLIP

Drought killing Zimbabwe's elephants (18 November 2005)
http://news.independent.co.uk/world/africa/article327762.ece
Zimbabwe's big game, which once helped make the country's national parks one of Africa's prime tourist attractions, are dying in record numbers because of a man-made water crisis.The systems of pumps, pipes and water bores that serve the game reserves have collapsed as the state, itself on the verge of bankruptcy, has stopped funding the national park service. In Hwange National Park, many of the pumps have been vandalised or stolen by militant war veterans who have invaded and settled the land with government connivance. Animals are being shot for food and Zimbabwe's unpaid park rangers are unable to intervene because they have no fuel. Johnny Rodrigues, chairman of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, anon-governmental organisation, said at least 400 elephants had died in Hwange alone, which supports one of Africa's largest elephant populations. Buffalo, kudu, impala and other species are dying in large numbers. "Most of the deaths are due to dehydration," Mr Rodrigues said yesterday. "There is drought but there is a lot of water underground which needs to be pumped. This cannot be done because everything is broken down and they can't fix anything."He said most of the department's vehicles were disabled, lacking spares, tyres and diesel to move into the park and repair broken pumps. Zimbabwean wildlife authorities have appealed to neighbouring countries to take some of the ailing elephants but some have refused, saying they are burdened with large populations. The Namibian government was the first to publicly reject Zimbabwe's request.Hwange National Park was established by colonial authorities 76 years ago and is home to some of the world's rarest species. The elephant population in Zimbabwe is estimated at 100,000, one of the largest on the continent. Zimbabwe's once-robust economy is in free fall, with inflation running at over 400 per cent. Basic services have ground to a halt and there is little running water or electricity. Vice-President Joice Mujurusaid the government had no money to import fuel as it had to use the little foreign currency it had to buy maize to feed more than four million people facing starvation.

Thousands of Kruger Elephants Face Slaughter http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1160498/
Culling elephants in Kruger National Park lacks scientific justification. There are more humane options. Thousands of elephants in South Africa's Kruger National Park need your help. The largest land mammal on earth, elephants are extremely intelligent, social and grieve tremendously for the loss of family members. Can you imagine these majestic creatures being herded into family groups by helicopters, and then shot in the head by marksmen? This population control measure by lethal means (called a cull) is exactly what is being proposed by South Africa National Parks (SANParks) in order to protect the vegetation of the park from a perceived overpopulation of elephants. But culling is a cruel, unethical and scientifically unsound practice that does not consider the welfare implications to elephant society as a whole, which is why it has been banned in South Africa since an international outcry halted the practice in 1994. Speak out against the mass killings of elephants now http://www.kintera.org/TR.asp?ID=M712347919936594321133665
Culling has been heavily criticised by many independent scientists, some of whom are considered to be the most reputable scientists working on elephant biology and population dynamics in Southern Africa. CLIP

Who will be the keeper of the Net? (Nov 18)
http://news.com.com/Who+will+be+the+keeper+of+the+Net/2009-1028-5957270.html?part=dht&tag=ntop&tag=nl.e703
Last-minute deal at U.N. summit in Tunisia averts showdown over Net control.

UN figures on the 'state of the world's forests' are misleading, inaccurate and understate the real extent of deforestation and damage to forests globally http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1154348/
Each year about 13 million hectares of the world's forests are lost due to deforestation.

Omega-News Collection 19. November 2005
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1169353/




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LOTS OF IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM MATTHEW!

From: "Suzanne Ward" suzy@matthewbooks.com>
Subject: Message from Matthew
Date: 17 Nov 2005

November 17, 2005

S: Matthew dear, hello! Finally all the questions are ready.

MATTHEW: Greetings to you, dear soul! Yes, and I see that many are about topics addressed in a number of previous messages. I don't mind repeating, because these same concerns are in the minds of millions, and my comments will be clear without your typing the pertinent questions. 

There will be NO bird flu endemic! Yes, it is true that a virus was laboratory-created to be announced as a mutation of the avian flu, which afflicts only the fowl population and has caused the death of some humans with severely impaired immune systems who worked with food fowl. It also is true that an Illuminati intention is to spread this virus by means of chemtrails and vaccines, along with putting programmed microchips in flu inoculations that would be made mandatory as a "preventive measure." This sinister scheme to reduce the world's population as well as track those who are inoculated will never get off the ground-ET technology has neutralized the virus supply and deprogrammed the microchips. Nevertheless, other harmful ingredients are in vaccines of any sort, and it is wise to forego all types of vaccinations.

There will be NO nuclear detonations in space and NO terrorist acts on the scale of "9/11"!

NO geophysical disasters will cause entire coastlines to break away and sink beneath the seas or cause massive changes in land and sea masses! Geophysical events will continue, however not in the severity predicted in numerous reports circulating on the Internet.

Actually, if only massive fear results from the greatly publicized possible bird flu endemic, the Illuminati will be satisfied, just as they are with fearful reactions to information about "peak oil," which is a fallacy; devastating results of global warming; cataclysmic natural disasters; and the economic downturn globally.

The battle between the light and the dark forces is not for bodies, it is for SOULS. This battle is raging universally, and on Earth, the power of the dark is ebbing from all areas where formerly control was complete. FEAR is their most powerful tool because the energy of fear blocks light from entering the hearts and minds of humankind on your planet. The dark forces off-planet, which are using their Illuminati puppets to carry out their bidding, know the universal laws regarding thought forms and their manifestations, and the more fear-filled thought forms that are created on Earth, the greater chance the dark forces have to capture the souls residing there. This is why the oft-repeated messages from high light beings urge: DO NOT GO INTO FEAR!

Now, Mother, I believe that covers all facets of those groups of questions. I know from your thoughts, not only your paper list, that another group of questions is from people in several countries who are asking the same thing: Are their leaders Illuminati and what role do their countries have in the ascension process? Whether Australia or Scotland, Italy or Germany, England or Singapore, and all other countries with economic status, yes, your leaders are Illuminati.

The Illuminati are at the peak of governments and legal systems; royalty; religions; mainstream media; banking; education, health care and entertainment industries; and international corporations-in short, every organization and agency that influences life on Earth. This is why you have been so easily controlled, why deception and corruption have so long prevailed with little resistance, why Earth no longer can tolerate the negativity amassed by the abuse of free will, and why your space family has been given permission to help you break this chain of lies, greed and tyranny. As the light has been increasing on your planet, it is reaching some of the Illuminati, and while this is not evident yet, the stirrings of the heart are happening and transformation in leaders will come or they will leave their positions by one means or another. Unjust laws in all lands, especially those described as "Draconian," will be overturned by the will of the people, if not by the leaders themselves.

In this battle of the light to wrench Earth free from the last clutches of the darkness, there are no national boundaries, just as there are no cultural, ethnic, racial, gender, religious or economic boundaries. This is an undivided world of individual souls radiating their light wherever they are, with each as important as all others. You are where you are for good reason. You came to participate in this unique time on Earth and you chose your genetic and environmental elements because they're needed for your primary mission, which also is your soul's selection.

Your mission doesn't come printed on your birth certificate, so how do you know what it is? To all of you who are asking this, I say: Your mission prepares you with intelligence, talents, skills and various strength levels, and gives you guidance as intuition, inspiration, aspirations, perceptions and instinct-your soul's messages to your consciousness. When you are heeding your inner voice, the nudgings of your godself, you are in a "space" of serenity and acceptance. Some speak of this pervasive peaceful sensation as "surrender"-"Give up and give God"-and it is that, but too often it is misinterpreted and thought of as relinquishing control of your life. No! It is GAINING control of your life! By surrendering all of your fears and anxieties, your doubts and regrets and guilt to a higher power for resolution, you consciously flow in harmony with God as the god or goddess you are, living the purposeful experience you chose.

I'll continue, if I may, and address another group of questions whose bottom lines are: Where is Earth in her ascendancy? and Will Bush's administration end this year?

Recently Earth was the beneficiary of a massive influx of energy that gave many of you quite a jolt and her quite a leap forward. The alignment of many celestial bodies that influence Earth became optimum for pushing her past an energy "slow-down" space-a gravitational bump in the astral highway, you could say-that otherwise would have temporarily disrupted her steady pace toward fourth density. Thanks to this influx, her pace has accelerated. The jolting you felt has the same effect, so pay attention to your soul's messages and flow with this higher energy plane.

With even mainstream media frequently reporting that US President Bush is fast losing favor with his former supporters throughout that country, with influential members of his own party and leaders and citizens in other countries, the world-watchers are seeing his administration crumbling. If he is still in office by year's end, it will be because other Illuminati holding reigns well out of the public view will be keeping the US economy afloat for their personal reasons that have nothing whatsoever to do with loyalty to George W. Bush. Quite the contrary-he has outlived his usefulness to them and is as expendable as if, in their fortune-calculating eyes, he were an itinerate farmer.

Yes, Mother, I know: What will happen after he's out of office? He is little more than "the mouth" for the real powers in the government, and the truth about this-about them-will come out through more indictments. At this point, given the free will of all involved, it isn't clear whether resignations or resistance will accompany the denials of any wrongdoing, and ultimately it won't matter because the days of all the dark ones in this administration are growing short. The transitional team, some of whom are in high positions and are being heard, is becoming more publicly active, and the change from this administration into the next will be as organized as possible.

To you who are gravely concerned about the continuing erosion of civil rights-indeed, HUMAN rights!-fear not! All laws and policies that are unjust in any way to individuals or to Earth herself, will be legally declared null and void because they were made by administrations elected unconstitutionally, not only fraudulently. Every activity that is detestable, such as the sanctioned torture of prisoners who have no judicial recourse, will abruptly cease, and Supreme Court Justices whose decisions have been or would be influenced by darkness will be removed.

I remind you, the Illuminati are a global force, not national, and their aim is to control your whole world. The ever intensifying power of the light is preventing this step by step. Because the United States is perceived as the mightiest nation on Earth, its government has to be the first to fall, and falling it is. By the people's demands and light-filled leaders emerging, other nations will follow suit. To ones in every nation, please see the glimmers of light and feel thankful for these harbingers of full light ahead.

Now, Mother, it's your turn to ask the questions.

S: Well, OK, but you're really on a roll-you've answered most of those on this long list. I think the money questions fit here too. Understandably, many people are very concerned about money, especially since pension plan funding may be lost-a lot already is. I'm still getting requests for your advice on investments, and one writer asked if gold or silver will be necessary for daily transactions if paper currencies collapse, or will everyone just share his or her gifts freely.  

MATTHEW: I do understand this natural concern, of course, and believe me, the dark forces are counting on none of you using your powers of manifestation to create the abundance you can if you believe you can. You who are doing this, please spread the word that can help to alleviate financial fears. But to deal with the reality of the global psyche, which still is aligned with need rather than abundance, yes, there will be hardships for many due to economic manipulation, and in the short term, these can be lessened by exactly what the writer mentioned-the sharing of gifts, or resources, freely. This can be outright giving or bartering-an exchange of skills, tools, materials, talents, labor, food, water, fuel, whatever some have that others need-or sharing residences, child care, care for the ill, gardening and food preparation. Above all, have faith in your ability to successfully meet the challenges and be steadfast in your light; you knew when you chose this lifetime that this would be part of it, and you "signed up" for the strength and wisdom to make it through! 

As for investments, I can only repeat that I am not a financial adviser; however, I can say that gold and silver will become the basis for the global economy that will be implemented in increments so that allocation of the world's resources will become equitable.

S: Thank you. A few questions are holdovers because we ran out of space in the last two messages. Someone asked if the real reason for the Iraq invasion is because it has two of Earth's six star gates through which dark alien forces will invade the planet.

MATTHEW: Since the dark forces off-planet know better and were orchestrating the war through their influence over ones on the planet, I can't imagine that the invasion would have been based on such erroneous information. First, the portals known as star gates are for light forces to enter. These areas-and there are many more than six-are especially powerful energy spots in the light grid surrounding Earth, and no darkness could even approach them because of their brilliance. At one time such areas were over Iraq, but as energy currents in any locale change due to increased negativity or positivity, the star gates change accordingly. The light grid is constant in its intensity but has motion flexibility so that spacecraft may safely enter a desired location in either visible form or light waves. The grid is not like a spider web in uniform thickness or large spaces, but it is in connectiveness and tenacity, and with its flexible aspect, it can be as close as 10 feet above the surface, or even less in extraordinary circumstances, and extend hundreds of miles into space. It is the operators of the grid who have prevented nuclear detonations in space near Earth since Creator made that exception to the law of free will.   

S: That's surprising, that the grid can be that close to us! The next question is, Are organ and tissue donations for transplantation disruptive to the soul during the dying process?

MATTHEW: The answer is "no," but this begs further comment. By definition the "dying process" is prior to death, and no "donor" organs or tissues are ethically removed from living patients. The very concept of organ transplantation and the skilled procedures were filtered from the higher densities to receptive surgeons who were inspired to save lives by this means. In the far rarer cases of "live" donations, the willingness of the donor and the thankfulness of the receiver generate light to sustain both bodies‚ life force unless physical death at that time is a provision of their soul contracts. Even in the most unconscionable situations, where organs are removed from an unwilling person for the purpose of being sold, the death of the body is immediate and the soul transitions. 

S: But wouldn't the soul be traumatized in that case?

MATTHEW: Yes, but no more so than in the billions of deaths throughout the ages from other types of inhumane brutality and gross neglect. The psyches of those souls are gently treated in Nirvana, where customized treatment nurtures them, but the impact is carried forth through cellular memory in many embodiments until that patterning ends via completion of a chosen karmic lesson or is erased through emotional strength and spiritual clarity.

S: I see. I think this is a good place for this question: "Regarding the great transformation of Earth, what does it mean to be prepared spiritually? To the believer in Christ, it means to have accepted Him as Lord and Savior."

MATTHEW: And that is one of the greatest of all the beliefs that will be shattered when the truth about the millennia of deception perpetrated through religions becomes known. The "second coming" and the "raptures" and "salvation" are part of the great lie. Religious beliefs are not the same as spirituality, and in most instances, they haven't even a nodding acquaintance. One of the greatest challenges ahead is resolving the conflict between the people who do know the truth and those who will resist it to keep their belief foundations intact regardless of their religion.

As for Christianity, the man known as Jesus in the Bible would be the first to tell you how wrong the teaching is, that "accepting him as Lord and Savior" is the way to "salvation," and he'd also tell you that believing that is not the same as "believing in Christ." Christ is not a name—it means "being one with God." The Christed energy, or Christed light, is the highest power in the universe and it is eternally available to all as the "savior" that can keep you from falling into darkness and committing acts considered "ungodly."

The soul that originated in the Christed realm, which is Creator's first creation, and incarnated in one lifetime as Jesus also has lived as many other spiritual leaders on Earth and far beyond. The energy of the Christed realm is pure love, and it is this energy that Jesus, all of his soul's other embodiments, and all other souls of that highest station impart that is "the second coming." It is not a return of the man who lived in Galilee 2000 years ago. He knew that he was no different from all other souls, that all are parts of God, that all have the same potential to perform the "miracles" ascribed to him, and that all have multiple lifetimes for remembering their godselves and their inseparability from every other soul in this universe.

If Jesus‚ true message had been preserved in the Bible instead of being distorted or parts of it eliminated, you would know this in his own words. I feel apologetic for not having done justice here to his full message.

What is being "spiritually prepared"? It is knowing that eternally you are an inseparable part of God and all other souls in the universe; that your godself chose this lifetime, like all of your other lifetimes, so you can experience the fullness of God. It is hearing, trusting and heeding your soul's messages to your consciousness, those messages I mentioned earlier. It is understanding why we urge you not to judge others—you don't know their soul contracts—and urge you to send love to all, especially those in darkness, where there is a void of love, of light. It is knowing that wherever you are, you will be safe if your soul contract calls for safety, and knowing that if your soul has completed its mission, you will move forward in spiritual growth.

What about the "good" people who are caring and helpful, generous and fair, and they don't know what "spiritual preparedness" is? At soul level, everyone does know. The influx of higher vibrations is illuminating all who are soul searching and is touching the minds that are opening. My mother is particularly drawn to two lines at the end of the senders‚ emails: "One heart at a time, we are changing our world," and "Together we are healing our world." Yes!

S: I knew you'd like those too, Mash. Several people have written about the astonishing times the number 11 is appearing on clocks, bills, sales receipts, letters—anywhere numbers are used—and they would like to know the significance of what "appears to be an epidemic of 11s," as one wrote. Even I'm noticing a lot of them, and when I looked at the clock this morning, the time was 11:11.

MATTHEW: In numerology the number 11 has great significance, and without explaining this metaphysical science, I'll say simply that it heralds the approaching the New World, the Golden Era, the return of Earth to her Eden self. The prevalence of 11s is GOOD news!

S: So it seems! There are a few questions about that new Eden. One is from someone who's wondering if we'll still need food when Earth has finished her ascension, or will it be like it is in Nirvana, where etheric bodies don't need solid food?

MATTHEW: Physical bodies need physical nourishment, so definitely you'll still want to eat. It is the diets that will change in accordance with respect for animals‚ lives along with your crystalline-based cells finding raw food and whole grains more appealing than supermarkets‚ current offerings.

S: Some are questioning—very logically, I think—what can change for people in large cities, where crowded conditions and lack of privacy and quiet lead to dysfunctional families, violence, crime and despair. What about the millions who live in cities like New York, Buenos Aires or Tokyo?

MATTHEW: A number of factors apply. One effect of the new energy plane I mentioned will be increased motivation for people to leave crowded cities and relocate in rural areas, like a new wave of pioneers as the currently uninhabitable places start flourishing and beckon the venturesome. Demolishing many buildings and restoration of many others and the addition of parks; vegetable and flower gardens; neighborhood libraries with music too; animals you now consider wild—not in cages, though!— and entertainment and recreational centers will make city life much more fulfilling for the spirit. New transportation modes and a much fairer distribution of wealth will enable city dwellers to frequent the countryside, where a booming business will be "bed-and-breakfast" inns to accommodate the growing desire for those oases of respite from routine activity, and go to distant places as well. Populations will decrease from all natural means of attrition and the birth rate will drop. But the major difference will be the amount of light in the souls who make this journey with Earth—the prevailing spirit will be harmonious, cooperative, helpful, kind and delightfully good-natured.

S: That certainly would cheer me up if I still lived in a city. I can hardly wait to hear what you'll say about this next topic. A young man who feels his friends are marrying because of social and religious pressures, which could be manipulated or even created by dark forces to some extent, wants to know where the institution of marriage is heading with the coming changes. Also, what about divorce?

MATTHEW: It's always wonderful to see you smiling, Mother! Yes, your personal view will be shared by all in years to come. Those who have read my description of life in Nirvana, your spirit world, know that there, love bonds alone unite couples, not a legal requirement levied by federal or religious decrees or due to peer or parental pressure. Parting is the same, and always it is amicable, as interests and activities take different directions in accordance with the souls’ growth.

The move away from Earth couples‚ lifelong ties began some time ago with a growing divorce rate, and to a lesser degree but steadily increasing, with partners choosing to forego legalities and parting when one or both felt a need to move on. The latter is not an easy row to hoe because of unfair restrictions in benefits given married couples and public ostracizing, especially of homosexual partners. This will change as prejudice and judgmental attitudes give way to realizing that the purpose of each lifetime is to fill gaps in experiencing so the soul can evolve, and that every soul experiences all types of relationships and sexual orientations.

Earth differs in a paramount respect from Nirvana, where no children are born to couples, so no custody conflicts arise; and since money is nonexistent as everyone's needs are easily met, neither is financial support an issue. These situations that currently plague many Earth families will be resolved in the higher vibrations where love is purer and stronger, negative traits will have been outgrown, and an entirely different economy will be in force. And a primary concern now, the children of broken families, no longer will present any sadness or worries. The differences in living arrangements will be accepted with equanimity and grace in the realization that living within the soul contract that is designed for spiritual growth is of utmost importance to all. All is One. 

Mother, I know it is time to wrap this up because of space limitations in the emails, and "All is One" is a fine thought to leave as I say goodbye for now. I add only "All my love" to all.

S: Thank you for your message, sweetheart.

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From: "Adi Gaia" adigaia@moose-mail.com>
Date: 23 Nov 2005
Subject: The Crystal Beings are wonderful children indeed!

Daily Star Light 23rd November 2005

Each Crystal Child that is born is born into the New Earth Grid system, and has the potential to be a fully awakened and conscious Master at the level of the Christ Consciousness. They are Spiritual Masters in their own right.

The Crystal Beings are wonderful children indeed! They generally have large clear eyes that seem to look into your soul, for that indeed is what they do! They are often calm are focused, but they can become hyperactive when their energy is out of alignment. They are very Loving and Nurturing, and enjoy sharing their energies with others who might have need of them. They are powerful, and often have no fear at all. They can be very sensitive to food and to the environment, as they are born with the clear systems needed for the New Earth.

They are Clairvoyant and psychic, they see angels and spirit guides, and they can often feel and see the future. They know about past lives, and can often talk about who they were in past lives.

They are also very connected as a Group, and much of their work for the Planet is done on the levels of the Higher Consciousness as a group. This is one reason why Crystal children are sometimes tired and irritable and grumpy. They have often been working very hard on the Higher Levels to help to hold the energies for the Ascension process.

By Celia Fenn
Starchild Ascension

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See also:

Decent CNN Coverage of Indigos  http://www.cnn.com/video/player/player.html?url=/video/us/2005/11/15/tuchman.indigo.children.affl
Recommended by "Kathleen Roberts" weerkhr@pacbell.net>




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Forwarded by "Mark Graffis" mgraffis@gmail.com>

From: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/11/21/wbuddha21.xml&sSheet=/portal/2005/11/21/ixportal.html

Pilgrims flock to see 'Buddha boy' said to have fasted six months

By Thomas Bell in Bara District, Nepal
(Filed: 21/11/2005)

Thousands of pilgrims are pouring into the dense jungle of southern Nepal to worship a 15-year-old boy who has been hailed as a new Buddha.

Devotees claim that Ram Bomjon, who is silently meditating beneath a tree, has not eaten or drunk anything since he sat down at his chosen spot six months ago.

Witnesses say they have seen light emanating from the teenager's forehead.

"It looks a bit like when you shine a torch through your hand," said Tek Bahadur Lama, a member of the committee responsible for dealing with the growing number of visitors from India and elsewhere in Nepal.

Photographs of Ram Bomjon, available for five rupees (4p) from his makeshift shrine, have become ubiquitous across the region. "Far and wide, it's the only topic of conversation," said Upendra Lamichami, a local journalist.

He said no allegation had yet emerged of Ram breaking his fast or moving, even to relieve himself.

Santa Raj Subedi, the chief government official in Bara district, appealed to the capital, Kathmandu, for assistance in dealing with the influx of visitors, and for a team of scients to examine the case.

Local doctors failed to reach a final conclusion, although they were allowed no closer than five yards from the boy mystic, declaring that they could confirm no more than that he was alive.

The popularity of the phenomenon is partly because it resembles an episode in the life of the historical Buddha, who was born 160 miles away around 543 BC. The Buddha achieved enlightenment when he meditated beneath a sacred pipal tree for 49 days.

Ram Bomjon is also sitting beneath a pipal tree, in the same posture as the Buddha is depicted, but his vigil has already taken longer.

Ram's mother, who is called Maya Devi, like the Buddha's mother, admits to anxiety, particularly at meal times. But she tells herself: "God took him to the forest and I have faith that God will feed him."

She said: "He's definitely got thinner. Early in the morning he looks sunken, like there's no blood in him, but as the sun rises he seems to get brighter and brighter."

The fervour increased last week when a snake is said to have bitten Ram, and a curtain was drawn around him.

After five days it was opened and he spoke. "Tell the people not to call me a Buddha. I don't have the Buddha's energy. I am at the level of rinpoche [lesser divinity].

"A snake bit me but I do not need treatment. I need six years of deep meditation."

Despite his protestations, "Buddha boy" is famous.

A thriving market has grown in the once pristine forest, supplying pilgrims with everything from chewing tobacco and bicycle repairs to incense and sacred amulets. The ground is covered in litter.

A fence was built around Ram's tree to prevent pilgrims prodding him, then a second, and now a third is planned, as well as a bus park, leaving Ram at the centre of an ever growing circle of rubbish.

Prakash Lamsal, a businessman said: "Some people are selling 2,500 rupees [£20] worth of tea a day.

"These lamas [monks] are going to build mansions out of this. If I wasn't a bit embarrassed I'd take a van down there and set up a stall."




VERY USEFUL!

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Recommended by Eve Howard shc2005@nitline.com>

Ascension Symptoms

- Know that although our evolutionary process is rapidly accelerating, along with the New higher vibrational energies, we are all experiencing these changes in our own way and in our own time, according to who we are and according to our coding and plan before birth. In addition, generally speaking, our ascension process relates to how we each run our own individual energy, and what our beliefs and experiences are (in other words, how we are wired and how we vibrate). These things can be changed and will also change automatically as we clear and embody more light within ourselves. For the highly sensitive, psychic and those very open to the higher realms, the ascension process can be a bit more challenging.

For me, all of my interesting and "strange" symptoms disappeared after I completely "arrived" in a higher realm......and they will for you as well. These symptoms seem to occur while we are going through the transition, or what I liken to the "tunnel". Know that there is an end, and an incredibly beautiful, peaceful and loved filled reality awaiting you. May your evolutionary process be joyous, peaceful and filled with light and wonder! (Note: Of course, not all of these symptoms can be attributed to the ascension process. Please follow your own inner guidance and consult a health care professional as needed).

· Feeling as though you are in a pressure cooker or in intense energy; feeling stress. Remember, you are adjusting to a higher vibration and you will eventually adjust. Old patterns, behaviors and beliefs are also being pushed to the surface. There is a lot going on inside of you!

a.. A feeling of disorientation; not knowing where you are; a loss of a sense of place. You are not in 3D anymore, as you have moved or in the process of moving into the higher realms.

a.. Unusual aches and pains throughout different parts of your body. You are purifying and releasing blocked energy vibrating at 3D while you are vibrating in a higher dimension.

a.. Waking at night between 2 and 4 a.m. As you progress, waking at 5 a.m. Much is going on in your dream state. You can't be there for long lengths of time and need a break. This is also the "cleansing and releasing" hour.

a.. Memory loss. Difficulty accessing words. A great abundance of short term memory loss and only vague remembrances of your past. You are in more than one dimension at a time, and going back and forth as part of the transition (you are experiencing a "disconnect"). Also, your past is part of the Old, and the Old is forever gone. Being in the Now is the way of the New World!

a.. "Seeing" and "hearing" things. You are experiencing different dimensions as you transition, all according to how sensitive you are and how you are wired.

a.. Loss of identity. You try to access the Old you, but it is no longer there. You may not know who you are looking at in the mirror! You have cleared much of your old patterns and are now embodying much more light and a simpler, more purified divine you. All is in order....you're OK. Up to top

a.. Feeling "out of body". You may feel as though someone is talking, but it is not you. Our bodies are the last to catch up and are not in the same place as the rest of us. In addition, this phenomenon can also occur as it is our natural defense mechanism of survival when we are under acute stress or feeling traumatized or out of control. Your body is going through a lot and you may not want to be in it. At one point, my ascension guide told me that this was a way of easing the transition process, and that I did not need to experience what my body was going through.

a.. Periods of deep sleeping. You are resting from all the acclimating and are integrating, as well as building up for the next phase.

a.. Heightened sensitivities to your surroundings. Crowds, noise, foods, TV, other human voices and various other stimulations are barely tolerable. You also overwhelm very easily and become easily over-stimulated. You are tuning up! Know that this will eventually pass.

a.. Dizziness, loss of balance, back and neck pain, ringing in the ears, "gritty" eyes, blurred vision (very common), insomnia, and heart palpitations with difficulty breathing (also very common). Headaches.

a.. Crying about anything, whether wonderful or sad.

a.. Not remembering the meaning of anything. When I was in an intense period of the transitional process and we were in the throws of a substantial energy thrust into the higher realms, I remember looking at a trash can and not knowing what it was for. I had to access my memory of the old" and reach far. What was happening was that I was vibrating at a point where everything only possesses the meaning and identity that we give it. In the higher realms, energy is just energy with no label or meaning. All is fresh and new. Sort of a Course In Miracles undoing process, without the trying".

a.. Difficulty in remembering what you did or who you talked to a day or sometimes just an hour before. In the higher realms, reality is very much in the moment. If we do not hold something in our consciousness, it simply ceases to exist. We have no attachments. We are creating our own world around us through our beliefs and thoughts and what we do not hold onto" does not exist. Everything is brand new as we are starting completely over, moment to moment. We can tap into whatever we choose to at any moment and create and experience just that. This state comes and goes, but is practice for living in the higher realms. It can feel a bit creepy when it occurs.

a.. You don't feel like doing anything. You are in a rest period, rebooting". Your body knows what it needs. In addition, when you begin reaching the higher realms, "doing" and "making things happen" becomes obsolete as the New energies support the feminine of basking, receiving, creating, self-care and nurturing. Ask the Universe to "bring" you what you want while you are enjoying yourself and having fun!

a.. An intolerance for lower vibrational things (of the 3D) reflected in conversations, attitudes, societal structures, healing modalities, etc. They literally make you feel "sick" inside. You are in a higher vibration and your energies are no longer in alignment. You are being "pushed" to move forward.....to "be" and create the New. In addition, you may feel like staying home or just being alone as much of everything out there" no longer matches the higher vibration of YOU.

a.. A loss of desire for food. Your body is adjusting to a new, higher state of being. Also, part of you does not want to be here anymore in the Old.

a.. A sudden disappearance of friends, activities, habits, jobs and residences. You are evolving beyond what you used to be, and these people and surroundings no longer match your vibration. The New will soon arrive and feel so-o-o-o much better!

a.. You absolutely cannot do certain things anymore. When you try to do your usual routine and activities, it feels downright awful. Same as above.

a.. Days of extreme fatigue. Your body is losing density and going through intense restructuring.

a.. A need to eat often along with what feels like attacks of low blood sugar. Weight gain (especially in the abdominal area). A craving for protein. You are requiring an enormous amount of fuel for this ascension process. Weight gain with an inability to loose it no matter what you do is one of the most typical experiences. Trust that your body knows what it is doing. (Note: The body seems to need this extra weight for processing and holding these New higher vibrations. In addition, the liver goes on overdrive as it is rapidly processing and detoxing. An overtaxed liver can lead to abdominal weight gain and frequent waking around 3 a.m. (the deliver hour in oriental medicine). Liver supports that can be helpful are milk thistle, casual walks, breathing and trusting in the future.)

a.. Experiencing emotional ups and downs; weeping. Our emotions are our outlet for release, and we are releasing a lot.

a.. A wanting to go Home, as if everything is OVER and you don't belong here anymore. We are returning to Source. Everything IS over. (But many of us are staying to experience and create the New World). Also, our old plans for coming have been completed.

a.. Feeling you are going insane, or must be developing a mental illness of some sort. You are rapidly experiencing several dimensions and greatly opening. Much is available to you now. You are just not used to it. Your awareness has been heightened and your barriers are gone. This will pass and you will eventually feel very at Home like you have never felt before, as Home is now here.

a.. Anxiety and panic and feelings of hysteria. Your ego is losing much of itself and is afraid. It may feel as if everything is ending (most of everything is!). Your system is also on overload. Things are happening to you that you may not understand. You are also losing behavior patterns of a lower vibration that you developed for survival in 3D. This may make you feel vulnerable and powerless. These patterns and behaviors you are losing are not needed in the higher realms. This will pass and you will eventually feel so much love, safety and unity. Just wait!

a.. Depression. The outer world may not be in alignment with the New, higher vibrational you. It doesn't feel so good out there. You are also releasing lower, darker energies and you are "seeing" through them. Hang in there!

a.. Vivid, wild and sometimes violent dreams. You are releasing many, many lifetimes of lower vibrational energy. Many are now reporting that they are experiencing beautiful dreams. Your dream state will eventually improve and you will enjoy it again. Some experience this releasing while awake. My mother commented one day that she believed I was having nightmares in the daytime!

a.. Night sweats and hot flashes. Your body is "heating" up as it burns off residue.

a.. Your plans suddenly change in mid-stream and go in a completely different direction. Your soul is balancing out your energy. It usually feels GREAT in this new direction, as your soul knows more than you do! It is breaking your "rut" choices and vibration.

a.. You have created a situation that seems like your worst nightmare, with many "worst nightmare" aspects to it. Your soul is guiding you into "stretching" into aspects of yourself where you were lacking, or into "toning down" aspects where you had an overabundance. Your energy is just balancing itself. Finding your way to peace through this situation is the test you have set up for yourself. This is YOUR journey, and your soul would not have set it up if you weren't ready. You are the one who finds your way out and you will. Looking back, you will have gratitude for the experience and be a different person.

All things pass, and each moment is perfect. Open your eyes to the Now and be at peace."




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This message has been channelled in English by Lise Lachance, Quebec, Canada, on October 3, 1997 - It is certainly worth reviewing it again...

A message of love from Diana to people everywhere

My dear friends, friends in every part of the world, Your response to my death was beyond anything I could ever have imagined.
I had no idea that I was loved by all these people I didn't even know. If only I'd had an inkling this love was there I wouldn't have searched for it so hard.

I realise now that love lives first of all inside each of us, and when we understand that, we can understand the love that other people feel for us.
All the time I was on earth I looked for love, but in the wrong place. That's why I so want to pass on to you now the secret of love. My friends still on earth, stop looking all around you for this miracle of love to happen. The answer is so simple: it's there inside each of you. All you have to do is listen to it, let it sink in and feel its force.
The earth needs it now so much, and it's only as you discover your own potential for love that you'll be able to help it and save it. You have everything you need for the job, and all it takes is for you to believe that you can do it. If each person begins to love themselves the great wheel of love will begin to turn.

This hurricane of love that you created after my death has proved how much love you are capable of giving. The next step is to take it in and create it for yourselves. It really is high time. Now I've got other work to do, but I'm here in the invisible world to help you discover this love which is in each of you and is not yet awakened.

You only have to think of love for it to spread inside yourself and around you. Even strangers will feel it reach them. A warm smile can bring so much comfort to someone starving for it. You don't even have to say anything, just let this love flow, the love each of you needs to experience if you are to grow.
If each of you makes a start, you will be able to move mountains: mountains of despair, of hate, of anger, of envy, of fear and jealousy. It can all be transformed into peace and love.

Come on then, warm up your heart, you're ready for it! You've been wanting to do something for so long, so make a start, you are ready to! Take a look inside those places in your heart you don't yet know, where love for yourself is growing, love that is pure and without conditions attached. Accept yourself as you are, that's the first thing, and then you'll be able to love and spread this love all around you. Maybe you thought someone has to be a princess or have a title or be already famous to change things. It's not so - everything, and I mean everything, starts with the you inside yourself. Now that I see how it works I really want to share this with you, and help you understand that it's possible to create together wonderful things for yourself first of all, and for the whole of humanity. Everyone has this magic inside them. All you have to do is believe it's there and make use of it.

My loves, thank you for all you are going to do to spread this message of love. I'll be here to guide you and give you the spark that will help you set out on this great and endless adventure. Thank you to each and every one of you.
When you read this message of love, make the wish to experience this wonderful discovery and I will be there beside you to help it happen. This will be my gift to each of you.
Spread this message with love and for the love of the person you give it to, without waiting around and to as many people as possible.

With all my boundless love,

Diana, Princess of Hearts.




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EMPHATIC WAKE-UP CALL FROM A LONG-TIME ERN SUBSCRIBER

From: Jan Buchalter@aol.com>
Date: 17 Nov 2005
Subject: We Need To Come Together and Establish Major Collective Lawsuits

I have a major need to express the frustration that is brewing within.

I am sure, I am not alone in this outrage that is directed at those within our very midst, who purposely with very directed intent intend harm to us as individuals and as a global collective.

Of all the malefic issues, I will focus on the deliberate manufacture and distribution of poisons that are being blatantly added to our water, our air, our food and even now, with a new "law in effect" that can tamper with what "organic" means.

This disgusting disregard for our rights to uphold integral standards of purity, by allowing devious infiltrators to deceive us, with due cause of harmful intent, must be with loud dissent and mutual consensus, uprooted where they lie.

The list goes on from the poisons of fluoride and chlorine in our water, where Harvard just suppressed a study they conducted on the harmful effects of fluoride, to MSG a known addictive substance to cause obesity (do you know MSG is in hundreds of store bought items you would never think it ever would be in, check info at: http://www.organicconsumers.org)

There are so many poisons now it is actually becoming common place. We are making it ok for them to continue to pollute our air, our water, our food.
We are live … because of the purity of these extremely important factors.
Do you realize how much disease is happening?

Do you know why?

Because there are major carcinogens purposely being placed in our food, our water, and our air.

Why are we all not screaming, or putting these people in prison?

We need to start demanding change. Demanding. 
We need the Clean Air back. Clean Water Act. 

Bring back the Standards for the Organic Industry.

Do you know companies like Kraft and General Foods are buying up organic companies. Changing the name, and now they want to change the ingredients, so their impurity and genetically engineering can slowly enter this market.

From this disease that will occur, the drug companies are ecstatic. 
We know most of the drugs from the drug companies have lethal side effects, yet we still use them. We are still duped, still deceived.

When will we wake up, and Protect Ourselves, our Earth, our Air, our Water, our Food. The time to do something is NOW !!

Is it possible to combine our unity, and get the lawyers behind this whole thing.

If it is to stop we need a major onslaught against them.

The media, the scientists, the environment experts, we need to combine our knowledge. All the facts are out there, but we need them in the publics
eye. So much of this deceit is stealth oriented.

The awareness of their subterfuge needs to become Obvious to everyone.

I have emailed this to alot of groups.

There has to be a way, where we can somehow combine our dissent.




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From: http://www.tomflocco.com/fs/SecretServIntelSay.htm

Secret Service, U.S. intel say Bush uses cocaine, Prozac, alcohol

Federal agents question out-of-control White House operating “under the influence” while continuing historical pattern of untested drug usage at highest levels places presidents above the law, jeopardizing the safety of all Americans

by Tom Flocco

Washington—November 17, 2005—Secret Service members attached to White House domestic security, FBI and CIA agents, and written national security field reports all confirm that President Bush has been using drugs which could be affecting his performance as the nation’s war-time commander-in-chief.

Multiple federal agents having direct knowledge and access to Bush’s medical records say the President has switched from using Ritalin to taking Prozac while also succumbing to periodic alcoholic binges which have led to tirades and explosive personal conduct among White House aides, absent required random drug testing of all public employees and elected officials.

Federal law enforcement agents have at different times witnessed President Bush doing lines of cocaine in the early morning hours at the White House and drinking straight shots of whiskey in the evening hours on other occasions, according to U.S. intelligence sources who confirm multiple stories appearing in the tabloid press which say the First Lady is assigned to “keep an eye on him.”

Bush’s alleged conduct raises serious questions as to what effect the chemicals are having on his oval office decision-making, and why Democrats and Republicans facing coming voter backlash—while undoubtedly having heard the whispers—are failing to call for the release of Bush’s medical records for bipartisan congressional scrutiny.

Legislators have also failed to ask Bush to submit to drug-testing when they required President Clinton to submit to similar tests to confirm a match of his DNA with spots found on Monica Lewinsky’s blue dress—a matter of far less consequence to U.S. national security than the effects of Mr. Bush’s alleged ongoing chemical dependency.

Having observed the President smirk and laugh when discussing the war or other serious matters of state at press conferences, the White House press corps has thus far refused to muster the courage to ask whether Bush will have himself tested for drugs or whether he considers himself above the law compared to all other federal employees.

U.S. intelligence sources having direct contact with White House domestic security told TomFlocco.com that multiple federal agents would be willing to testify before a grand jury if subpoenaed regarding what they have seen and heard pertaining to Mr. Bush’s drug and alcohol usage.

Secret Service and intelligence officials are reportedly concerned about public safety while Mr. Bush has access to nuclear weapons without being subject to random drug testing to determine how the addictions are affecting his ability to govern.

Bush’s doses of Ritalin and Prozac are reportedly administered by Col. Richard J. Tubb, the White House physician; and medical journals say they can impair the President’s mental faculties and decrease both his physical capabilities and his ability to respond to a crisis.

Medical reports also say that mixing cocaine with alcohol produces a substance in the blood called “cocaethylene” which can be more toxic to the body than the cocaine itself.

Dr. Justin Frank, a Washington D.C. psychiatrist and author of Bush On The Couch—Inside The Mind Of The President, told The National Enquirer: "I do think that Bush is drinking again. Alcoholics who are not in any program, like the President, have a hard time when stress gets to be great.”

CLIP




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From: http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1647716,00.html

Behind the phosphorus clouds are war crimes within war crimes

We now know the US also used thermobaric weapons in its assault on Falluja, where up to 50,000 civilians remained

George Monbiot

November 22, 2005 - The Guardian

The media couldn't have made a bigger pig's ear of the white phosphorus story. So, before moving on to the new revelations from Falluja, I would like to try to clear up the old ones. There is no hard evidence that white phosphorus was used against civilians. The claim was made in a documentary broadcast on the Italian network RAI, called Falluja: the Hidden Massacre. It claimed that the corpses in the pictures it ran "showed strange injuries, some burnt to the bone, others with skin hanging from their flesh ... The faces have literally melted away, just like other parts of the body. The clothes are strangely intact." These assertions were supported by a human-rights advocate who, it said, possessed "a biology degree".

I, too, possess a biology degree, and I am as well qualified to determine someone's cause of death as I am to perform open-heart surgery. So I asked Chris Milroy, professor of forensic pathology at the University of Sheffield, to watch the film. He reported that "nothing indicates to me that the bodies have been burnt". They had turned black and lost their skin "through decomposition". We don't yet know how these people died.

But there is hard evidence that white phosphorus was deployed as a weapon against combatants in Falluja. As this column revealed last Tuesday, US infantry officers confessed that they had used it to flush out insurgents. A Pentagon spokesman told the BBC that white phosphorus "was used as an incendiary weapon against enemy combatants". He claimed "it is not a chemical weapon. They are not outlawed or illegal." This denial has been accepted by most of the mainstream media. UN conventions, the Times said, "ban its use on civilian but not military targets". But the word "civilian" does not occur in the chemical weapons convention. The use of the toxic properties of a chemical as a weapon is illegal, whoever the target is.

The Pentagon argues that white phosphorus burns people, rather than poisoning them, and is covered only by the protocol on incendiary weapons, which the US has not signed. But white phosphorus is both incendiary and toxic. The gas it produces attacks the mucous membranes, the eyes and the lungs. As Peter Kaiser of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons told the BBC last week: "If ... the toxic properties of white phosphorus, the caustic properties, are specifically intended to be used as a weapon, that of course is prohibited, because ... any chemicals used against humans or animals that cause harm or death through the toxic properties of the chemical are considered chemical weapons."

The US army knows that its use as a weapon is illegal. In the Battle Book, published by the US Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, my correspondent David Traynier found the following sentence: "It is against the law of land warfare to employ WP against personnel targets."

Last night the blogger Gabriele Zamparini found a declassified document from the US department of defence, dated April 1991, and titled "Possible use of phosphorus chemical". "During the brutal crackdown that followed the Kurdish uprising," it alleges, "Iraqi forces loyal to President Saddam may have possibly used white phosphorus (WP) chemical weapons against Kurdish rebels and the populace in Erbil ... and Dohuk provinces, Iraq. The WP chemical was delivered by artillery rounds and helicopter gunships ... These reports of possible WP chemical weapon attacks spread quickly ... hundreds of thousands of Kurds fled from these two areas." The Pentagon is in no doubt, in other words, that white phosphorus is an illegal chemical weapon.

The insurgents, of course, would be just as dead today if they were killed by other means. So does it matter if chemical weapons were mixed with other munitions? It does. Anyone who has seen those photos of the lines of blind veterans at the remembrance services for the first world war will surely understand the point of international law, and the dangers of undermining it.

But we shouldn't forget that the use of chemical weapons was a war crime within a war crime within a war crime. Both the invasion of Iraq and the assault on Falluja were illegal acts of aggression. Before attacking the city, the marines stopped men "of fighting age" from leaving. Many women and children stayed: the Guardian's correspondent estimated that between 30,000 and 50,000 civilians were left. The marines treated Falluja as if its only inhabitants were fighters. They levelled thousands of buildings, illegally denied access to the Iraqi Red Crescent and, according to the UN's special rapporteur, used "hunger and deprivation of water as a weapon of war against the civilian population".

I have been reading accounts of the assault published in the Marine Corps Gazette. The soldiers appear to have believed everything the US government told them. One article claims that "the absence of civilians meant the marines could employ blast weapons prior to entering houses that had become pillboxes, not homes". Another said that "there were less than 500 civilians remaining in the city". It continued: "The heroics [of the marines] will be the subject of many articles and books ... The real key to this tactical victory rested in the spirit of the warriors who courageously fought the battle. They deserve all of the credit for liberating Falluja."

But buried in this hogwash is a grave revelation. An assault weapon the marines were using had been armed with warheads containing "about 35% thermobaric novel explosive (NE) and 65% standard high explosive". They deployed it "to cause the roof to collapse and crush the insurgents fortified inside interior rooms". It was used repeatedly: "The expenditure of explosives clearing houses was enormous."

The marines can scarcely deny that they know what these weapons do. An article published in the Gazette in 2000 details the effects of their use by the Russians in Grozny. Thermobaric, or "fuel-air" weapons, it says, form a cloud of volatile gases or finely powdered explosives. "This cloud is then ignited and the subsequent fireball sears the surrounding area while consuming the oxygen in this area. The lack of oxygen creates an enormous overpressure ... Personnel under the cloud are literally crushed to death. Outside the cloud area, the blast wave travels at some 3,000 metres per second ... As a result, a fuel-air explosive can have the effect of a tactical nuclear weapon without residual radiation ... Those personnel caught directly under the aerosol cloud will die from the flame or overpressure. For those on the periphery of the strike, the injuries can be severe. Burns, broken bones, contusions from flying debris and blindness may result. Further, the crushing injuries from the overpressure can create air embolism within blood vessels, concussions, multiple internal haemorrhages in the liver and spleen, collapsed lungs, rupture of the eardrums and displacement of the eyes from their sockets." It is hard to see how you could use these weapons in Falluja without killing civilians.

This looks to me like a convincing explanation of the damage done to Falluja, a city in which between 30,000 and 50,000 civilians might have been taking refuge. It could also explain the civilian casualties shown in the film. So the question has now widened: is there any crime the coalition forces have not committed in Iraq?

http://www.monbiot.com

Special reports

Iraq
http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/0,2759,423009,00.html

The anti-war movement
http://www.guardian.co.uk/antiwar/0,12809,879311,00.html

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See also:

Another day in Baghdad A&E - What happens to the victims of Baghdad's countless bombings? (November 18, 2005)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/gall/0,8542,1648234,00.html
Inside the compound of Yarmouk hospital, the mud-coloured buildings are filthy and falling apart. Smashed windows provide the only lighting along the corridors. Children touting sweets or cigarettes thread their way through piles of rubbish ... Ghaith Abdul-Ahad visited one of Baghdad's busiest emergency rooms and met the doctors who work in squalid conditions to treat the victims of the the Iraqi capital's countless bombings. All photographs: Ghaith Abdul-Ahad




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Forwarded by "Mark Graffis" mgraffis@gmail.com>

From: http://www.newscientist.com/channel/earth/mg18825265.400.html

Forests paying the price for biofuels

22 November 2005

Fred Pearce

THE drive for "green energy" in the developed world is having the perverse effect of encouraging the destruction of tropical rainforests. From the orang-utan reserves of Borneo to the Brazilian Amazon, virgin forest is being razed to grow palm oil and soybeans to fuel cars and power stations in Europe and North America. And surging prices are likely to accelerate the destruction.

The rush to make energy from vegetable oils is being driven in part by European Union laws requiring conventional fuels to be blended with biofuels, and by subsidies equivalent to 20 pence a litre. Last week, the British government announced a target for biofuels to make up 5 per cent of transport fuels by 2010. The aim is to help meet Kyoto protocol targets for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions.

Rising demand for green energy has led to a surge in the international price of palm oil, with potentially damaging consequences. "The expansion of palm oil production is one of the leading causes of rainforest destruction in south-east Asia. It is one of the most environmentally damaging commodities on the planet," says Simon Counsell, director of the UK-based Rainforest Foundation. "Once again it appears we are trying to solve our environmental problems by dumping them in developing countries, where they have devastating effects on local people."

The main alternative to palm oil is soybean oil. But soya is the largest single cause of rainforest destruction in the Brazilian Amazon. Supporters of biofuels argue that they can be "carbon neutral" because the CO2 released from burning them is taken up again by the next crop. Interest is greatest for diesel engines, which can run unmodified on vegetable oil, and in Germany bio-diesel production has doubled since 2003. There are also plans for burning palm oil in power stations.

Until recently, Europe's small market in biofuels was dominated by home-grown rapeseed (canola) oil. But surging demand from the food market has raised the price of rapeseed oil too. This has led fuel manufacturers to opt for palm and soya oil instead. Palm oil prices jumped 10 per cent in September alone, and are predicted to rise 20 per cent next year, while global demand for biofuels is now rising at 25 per cent a year.

Roger Higman, of Friends of the Earth UK, which backs biofuels, says: "We need to ensure that the crops used to make the fuel have been grown in a sustainable way or we will have rainforests cleared for palm oil plantations to make bio-diesel."

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See also:

U.S. Biodiesel Production Expected to Triple in 2005 (November 15, 2005)
http://www.emagazine.com/view/?2958
The National Biodiesel Board (NBB), a trade group representing the burgeoning American biodiesel industry, reported last week that production and consumption of biodiesel is expected to jump threefold this year in the U.S. The industry expects to churn out 75 million gallons of the alternative fuel in 2005, as compared to the 25 million gallons produced in 2004. A new federal tax incentive along with increased state legislation calling for more alternative fuel use, not to mention environmental considerations, are contributing to the rise in demand. But patriotism is also playing a role, in that Americans increasingly concerned about national security are turning to biodiesel as a way to lessen the nation's dependence on foreign oil supplies. "The recent energy crunch causes us to think about energy in a way that we haven't in decades," said the NBB's Joe Jobe. "Americans are recognizing that conservation and alternative energy are a big part of the answer to our energy questions. Many alternative energy sources are theoretical. But with biodiesel, we can supplement our energy supply immediately." Biodiesel, which is most commonly derived from soy or canola oil, fuels any standard diesel engine with little if any modification yet produces much fewer particulate emissions. Also, the alternative fuel does not contribute to global warming, as any carbon dioxide generated by its use is absorbed by the plants growing to produce it.




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VERY SAD...

Forwarded by "Mark Graffis" mgraffis@gmail.com>

From: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2005-11/wwf-pmd112105.php

Contact: Michael Ross
michael.ross@wwfus.org
202-778-9565
World Wildlife Fund: http://www.worldwildlife.org

Pulp mill devastates swans' sanctuary in Chile

21 November 2005

SANTIAGO, Chile--A recently opened pulp mill in Chile has devastated one of South America's most biologically outstanding wetlands, decimating its famed population of black-necked swans, along with most other bird life, a WWF-led team of investigators said Monday.

"What was probably the largest population of black necked swans in South America has been wiped out in less than a year. It is an environmental catastrophe," said Clifton Curtis, director of World Wildlife Fund's Global Toxic Program. "Before the pulp mill, there were more than 5,000 black necked swans in the Carlos Anwandter Nature Sanctuary. When we visited the core of the sanctuary in August, we could find only four."

The Carlos Anwandter Nature Sanctuary covers more than 12,000 acres of wetlands along the Cruces river in the southernmost Chilean province of Valdivia. An officially designated "wetland of international importance" under the Ramsar convention, it was home to more than 100 species of rare, vulnerable or, in at least two cases, endangered species of birds--the Coscoroba swan and the white-faced Ibis. It was also the largest nesting area in South America for the black necked swan, the region's iconic species and a major tourist attraction.

"This was an area that was once teeming with water birds," added David Tecklin, WWF's Valdivia ecoregion coordinator. "Now, within the space of just months, it has become an empty expanse of brown, polluted water. It is a water desert. Words really can't describe the magnitude of the disaster here."

The investigators, who made two visits to the area, in August and October, affirmed earlier findings by the Austral University of Chile that pulp waste from the plant owned by CELCO, Chile's largest timber conglomerate, is most likely responsible for the catastrophic collapse of the swan population.

The scientists concluded then that contaminants from the plant contributed to a massive die off of luchecillo, the aquatic vegetation that was the swans' main food source.

"It was heart-rending. We talked to people in Valdivia who said they saw emaciated swans fall from the sky, landing on rooftops and cars," Curtis said. "They were so weak they were unable to carry their own weight."

Opened just upstream from the nature sanctuary in 2004, the CELCO plant was twice temporarily shut down earlier this year for environmental violations. Residents in Valdivia, 30 miles away, complained of noxious odors from the plant and the WWF mission found the facility's waste treatment, storage and disposal safeguards to be appalling. "Filter ashes, which can contain dioxins, and other potentially toxic waste were simply being dumped together in an open air site, where the wind can disperse them," Tecklin said.

The mission team, which prepared a report containing 25 key findings and recommendations, is now urgently calling upon the Chilean government and CELCO to take immediate remedial measures to protect the sanctuary and develop a plan to end pollution from the mill. Further research is also urgently needed to determine the full impact of the pollution on both the environment and human health.

A growing citizen's movement has kept case under the spotlight, as never before for an environmental issue in Chile. Although a series of lawsuits and other actions to force stronger action against the company have not so far succeeded, the case is now being heard by the Interamerican Court of Human Rights.

"The sanctuary has suffered so much damage that we won't know, without more research, how long it may take to restore it. The first priority now should be strict measures to reduce pollution at the source. At the same time, urgent human health and socio-economic impacts must be addressed. Thousands of families living in this area are heavily dependent on tourism and on fishing along the coast, where CELCO now plans to discharge liquid waste," Tecklin added.

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Editors' Notes:

The investigators' report, recommendations and photographs of the sanctuary, taken both before and after the pulp mill opened, are available at http://www.worldwildlife.org/toxics/pubs.cfm

In addition to Curtis and Tecklin, the WWF-led mission included Delmar Blasco, former Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, and Rune Leithe-Eriksen, an expert on pulp technologies and Executive Director of Ecology and Pioneering. Tecklin, in Santiago, and Curtis, in Washington, DC, are both available for interviews.

Known in the United States as World Wildlife Fund and recognized worldwide by its panda logo, WWF leads international efforts to protect endangered species and their habitats and to conserve the diversity of life on Earth. Now in its fifth decade, WWF works in more than 100 countries around the world.




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Forwarded by "Mark Graffis" mgraffis@gmail.com>

From: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/science/AP-Ocean-Noise.html

Report: Ocean Noise Harms Dolphins, Whales - New York Times

November 22, 2005

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Increasing levels of ocean noise generated by military sonar, shipping, and oil and gas exploration are threatening dolphins and whales that rely on sound for mating, finding food and avoiding predators, according to a new report.

The report released Monday by the Natural Resources Defense Council found that the affects of ocean noise on marine life range from long-term behavioral change to hearing loss to death.

The report, a follow-up to a 1999 study, included details from necropsies performed on beached whales suspected of being exposed to Navy sonar. Scientists who examined more than a dozen whales that beached in the Canary Islands in September 2002 found bleeding around the brain and ears and lesions in the animals' livers and kidneys.

''It is a set of symptoms that have never before been seen in marine mammals,'' said Michael Jasny, the report's principal author. ''That physical evidence has led scientists to understand that the sonar is injuring the whales in addition to causing them to strand.''

Researchers believe that whales are suffering the same type of decompression sickness that is known as ''the bends'' in humans. The leading theory is that sonar either causes whales to panic and surface too quickly or forces them deeper before they can expel nitrogen, leading to nitrogen bubbles in the blood.

A federal probe into the mass stranding of 17 whales in the Bahamas in March 2000 cited the Navy's use of mid-frequency sonar as a contributing factor. The Natural Resources Defense Council sued the Navy last month in federal court in Los Angeles in an attempt to curb its use of mid-frequency sonar, which is the most common method of detecting enemy submarines. The environmental group wants limits on sonar during training exercises, not in war.

In the new report, the NRDC urged the National Marine Fisheries Service to better enforce the federal Marine Mammal Protection Act. The service should also require the Navy to obtain permits for its sonar exercises, according to the report.

A fisheries service spokeswoman said the agency had not seen the report and could not comment on it.

Jasny said noises from oil and gas exploration have also been linked to lower catch rates of halibut, cod and other species of fish.

''It's been shown that some species of fish suffer severe injury to their inner ears, which can seriously compromise their ability to survive,'' he said.

The NRDC recommended year-round restrictions of excessive ocean noise in critical habitats and seasonal restrictions on migration routes. For example, the group suggested that oil-and-gas companies avoid seismic surveys in the winter off the west coast of Africa when baleen whales are breeding offshore.

It also called on the fisheries service to increase oversight of oil and gas surveys, which rely on shooting high-intensity air guns at the ocean's floor.

The true impact of ocean noise remains unknown because strandings likely represent just a small portion of marine life effected by excessive noise, Jasny said. ------ On the Net: Natural Resources Defense Council: http://www.nrdc.org




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From: http://news.webindia123.com/news/showdetails.asp?id=160536&cat=World

'Environmental refugees' set to become big global scourge

November 12, 2005

The United Nations has said that disaster in the form of growing ranks of environmental refugees will be the big trouble the world will have to cope with, in the next few years.

It has said that by 2010 the world will need to cope with as many as 50 million people escaping the effects of creeping environmental deterioration, and it will be necessary for the international community to urgently define, recognize and extend support to this new category of 'refugees'.

Problems such as sea level rise, expanding deserts and catastrophic weather-induced flooding have already contributed to large permanent migrations and could eventually displace hundreds of millions, and it is only going to increase with the passage of time.

It said that unlike victims of political upheaval or violence, who, however have access through governments and international organizations to such assistance as financial grants, food, tools, shelter, schools and clinics, "environmental refugees" are not yet recognized in world conventions, adding that millions of people across the world get uprooted by gradual environmental change and receive comparatively little support to cope and adapt.

"There are well-founded fears that the number of people fleeing untenable environmental conditions may grow exponentially as the world experiences the effects of climate change and other phenomena. This new category of 'refugee' needs to find a place in international agreements. We need to better anticipate support requirements, similar to those of people fleeing other unviable situations," said UNU-EHS Director Janos Bogardi.

"This is a highly complex issue, with global organizations already overwhelmed by the demands of conventionally-recognized refugees, as originally defined in 1951. We should prepare now, however, to define, accept and accommodate this new breed of 'refugee' within international frameworks," said UN Under Secretary-General Hans van Ginkel, Rector of UNU.

Experts further said that though environment-related migration has been most acute in Sub-Saharan Africa, it has also affected millions of people in Asia and India. Europe and the US were also witnessing increasing pressure from victims of often mismanaged and deteriorating soil and water conditions in North Africa and Latin America.

"Around the world vulnerability is on the increase due to the rapid development of megacities in coastal areas. Many cities are overwhelmed, incapable of handling with any degree of effectiveness the demands of a burgeoning number of people, many of whom take up shelter in flimsy shanties. Combine this trend with rising sea levels and the growing number and intensity of storms and it is the recipe for a disaster-in-waiting, with enormous potential to create waves of environment-driven migration," said Dr. Oliver-Smith. (ANI)




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Date: 20 Nov 2005
From: Trevor Osborne wharmony@westnet.com.au>
Subject: WHO/ WHAT BROUGHT DOWN THE WTCs?

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From: Dan Stafford aqmstaffo@mailbag.com>
Date: 23 Nov 2005
Subject: Private Company Still ‘Controls’ Election Outcome

From: http://www.americanfreepress.net/html/private_company.html

November 15, 2005

Secretive company administers almost every last aspect of ‘democratic’ election process

By: Christopher Bollyn

CHICAGO, Illinois—The morning after Election Day, Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry and the vice presidential candidate John Edwards promised the nation that the Democrats would make sure that every vote counts, and that every vote is counted. Later in the day, Kerry and Edwards, however, conceded defeat before some 170,000 to 250,000 provisional ballots from Ohio, which could have changed the outcome of the election, had been counted.

But how were the votes actually counted across the nation on Nov. 2? On Election Day, voters in Cook County, Ill., were among the 60 million Americans who voted with machines made by Election Systems & Software, a secretive company based in Omaha.

ES&S, as it is known, calls itself “the world’s largest and most experienced provider of total election management solutions.” According to the company’s own figures, 42 percent of all registered voters in the United States voted on ES&S equipment on Election Day.

ES&S sells its “end-to-end election management suite of solutions” to replace traditional voting methods and election officials with what it calls “‘one-stop-shop,’ full service election coordination from start to finish.”

What this means on Election Day is that ES&S, a private company, manages everything about the voting, from voter registration, the printing of ballots, the programming of the voting machines, the counting and tabulation of the votes and the final reporting of the results, for 60 million Americans in 47 states.

Four years after first revealing the flaws inherent in the insecure ES&S electronic voting machines used in Cook County, American Free Press went to the county clerk’s office to observe how ES&S manages the counting of the votes for America’s third largest city, Chicago, and the suburban area around it.

Scott Burnham, spokesman for the county clerk, had informed me that the vote count is open to the public and that press credentials would not be required.

Shortly after arriving, I ran into Burnham and David Orr, the county clerk, in the hallway. Although I had arrived just shortly before the polls closed at 7 p.m., I was the only member of the public or the press around except for a couple of Associated Press (AP) reporters in the far corner of the room.
They were busy setting up their laptop to the ES&S computer in the backroom, which provided them with “direct feed” of the results. I was surprised to see so few people attending such an important event. In France, scores of citizens watch the vote count in each polling station.

While the results were coming in, the AP reporter read a novel while her laptop did the communicating.

PLEASE LEAVE

When I went to talk to the AP reporter, Burnham quickly appeared and told me to leave. “You should talk to AP,” he said. “She is AP,”I replied. “She just works for AP,” he said.

Clearly the subject of AP having direct data feed from the mainframe computer was something Burnham did not want me to discuss.

Dane Placko, a local reporter for the Fox News network, told AFP that “Fox gets direct feed.”

Any actual counting of the votes by citizens is very rare in the United States except for a few counties in Montana and other states where paper ballots are still hand-counted. In most counties the ballots are treated as input data to be processed through computer systems controlled by private companies like ES&S.

In Cook County the ballot is inevitably a cluttered punch card with nearly 100 votes. After voting for the president and vice president, a senator and a congressman, the voter has to wade through pages of choices to vote for some 80 local officials from the sanitation board to the state’s general assembly. Every voter had to vote on nearly 80 judges.

LONG & COMPLICATED

Rather than holding separate elections for national and local officials, as is done in most countries, the Cook County ballot is extremely long and complicated. Officials who support electronic voting systems give the complexity of the ballot as the main reason why voting machines are necessary—because it would take too much time to count the votes manually.

After calling and personally visiting ES&S headquarters in Omaha and Chicago, I can say it is a highly secretive company. In August, I visited ES&S company headquarters on John Galt Blvd. in Omaha.

Although the company says it is the largest voting machine company in the United States, they were unable to provide any information about their company or their products. The ownership of the company is a closely guarded secret.

I asked to meet with Todd Urosevich, one of the two brothers that founded the company.

Bob and Todd Urosevich started ES&S as a company called Data Mark in the early 1980s.
Today, Bob Urosevich heads Ohio-based Diebold Election Systems, a competitor of ES&S and the second largest U.S. manufacturer of electronic voting machines. Together, the computerized ballot scanners and touch-screen voting machines systems made by ES&S and Diebold recorded some 80 percent of all votes cast in the recent U.S. presidential election.

As ES&S had no media relations person available, and Todd Urosevich was not willing to be interviewed, the company’s chief financial officer Tom O’Brien finally appeared. Clearly displeased with my visit and questions, O’Brien refused to provide any information about the company.

MORE NAUSEOUS

Although I was ill on Election Day, I knew I had to go to the county clerk’s office to observe “counting” of the vote. It is, after all, the only “counting” open to the public. What I saw in Chicago, however, only made me more nauseous.

The only “vote count” the press or public can observe in Chicago is what is projected on screens.

The opening screen read: ES&S Automatic Election Returns, Release 35, Under License to the City of Chicago, Serial No. 0004, Copyright 1987.

Carl Zimmerman, technical supervisor for the clerk’s office, said that the computer that ran the system was in the back, “in the ES&S room,” he said.

At 7 p.m., Jonathan Lin, a worker on the county clerk’s computer staff, came out and turned on the monitors on the 6th floor, where the City of Chicago votes were tallied and displayed. Behind him was Rick Thurman, an ES&S technician, checking the first results.

Thurman seemed surprised when I asked him if he worked for ES&S. He said that the company had about six engineers running the computer in the back room. He then checked himself, saying he had said too much.

Later I asked Lin who was actually operating the computer that was generating the results being shown on the monitors. “ES&S is running the mainframe for all of this,” Lin said, pointing to the television displays.

In the press room in the back I noticed stacks of boxes containing “Votamatic” voting machines and “prepunched” ballots printed by ES&S of Addison, Texas, for the different precincts in Cook County. In the rear hallway behind the pressroom was the ES&S room. Only ES&S personnel were allowed into the room.

When I poked around in the hallway and peeked into the ES&S room, an armed marshal and ES&S employee quickly appeared. In no condition for a confrontation, I made myself scarce.

I met a couple of reporters from CLTV, a local cable channel of WGN. One of the reporters asked about my interest in the Chicago tallies. I said I was interested to see how a private company runs the elections in Chicago.

Seemingly unaware of how ES&S operates elections in Cook County, I explained the basics. “I’ve observed elections across Europe,” I added, “from France and Germany to Serbia and Holland. Everywhere in Europe, voting is done on paper ballots that are counted by the citizens, except Holland.”

Obviously uncomfortable with this discussion, the reporter responded: “I’m glad I’m not in Serbia. I don’t mind if a machine counts the votes.”

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See also:

Update from BlackBoxVoting (11-17-05) MUST READ
http://www.bbvforums.org/cgi-bin/forums/board-auth.cgi?file=/1954/14296.html
(...) The entire Diebold product line should never have cleared Federal certification because it's too easy to cheat with it. The FEC standards were bypassed. CLIPBR>BR>


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From: John Kaminski skylax@comcast.net>
Subject: The real war
Date: 23 Nov 2005

The real war

How will you behave in your last battle?

By John Kaminski
skylax@comcast.net

Unless you really own yourself, you're just a pawn in somebody else's game.

Tennessee Ernie Ford nailed it 50 years ago: "I owe my soul to the company store."

Could it be the most profound line in American history? In world history?

We sold our souls for the trinkets — the best wine, women and song. And while we were out capturing jewels, our most valuable possessions — the kids — ran off with their peers, got mixed in with the masses and got chewed up in our scams. Chickens roosting. We kill our children and deny we do it.

We let our kids go out to play, knowing the land had been poisoned by our inattention to the important things.

Now we raise our kids to be killed for lies, and squirm in the dark chasms beneath our pillows, dreaming the bills have come due. They have.

When people don't earn what they get, and don't get what they earn, a sickness develops, a corruption. Our society is set up so the middlemen get all the money. They don't earn their money, they steal it from others who do. But this is how the society has developed, and the entire human species has turned into a culture of parasites feeding on themselves, destroying the very conditions that sustain their lives with the deluded pretense of gathering "wealth."

That makes it difficult to appeal to their sense of reason, because their reason is to rape and plunder and not get caught.

The guy who said, "Crime doesn't pay," was a crook, because crime most definitely does pay, because it runs the whole world, and the best criminals — sociopaths posing as political leaders — often wind up running governments.

Everybody does only what they can do. Everybody tries to be as honest as they can. When you have to be slightly dishonest, or change the debate in order to cover up something you want to hide, you need to look at the thing you don't want everybody else to know, and understand how it poisons your life.

Are you happy profiting from someone else’s misery? A majority of us are.

And that's where we are right now. That's the real war.

The real war presents the task of seeing what is real and what is not. At present the world pretends the freedom-loving American government is fighting terror all over the world. Precious few people understand that the freedom-loving American government has actually created the terror it pretends to fight, by combining with the subterranean intelligence agencies with its allies in corporate crime, Britain and Israel, to foment conflict in regions it wishes to further subjugate. That’s why they hire all those mercenaries.

Iraq is the classic example, as renegade Mossad hit squads roam the country bombing Muslim faithfuls and beheading their own superfluous gophers. And already reports of Mossad operatives in the Caribbean islands portend new war against Venezuela, whose leader calls the American president a killer psycho, and all intelligent humans have to agree with him.

For many, the real war is about coping with the death of your child, blown to bits by his own countrymen posing as Arab crazies called al-Qaeda. GET THIS STRAIGHT! Al-Qaida was created by Cheney and Rumsfeld for use as designated enemies to serve in their demonic plans to blow up those buildings in Oklahoma City and New York City. You only have to read any regular newspaper to know that, if you have a brain.

But for absolutely everyone, the real war is about personal mortality, and WHY we do WHAT we do.

I learned once that the Tibetan Book of the Dead is really a book about life, and that we are not prevented from learning all there is to know about possible multiple lives right now in this one, compacting all our possible lives into this one, and living everything we could possibly be right now. This is precisely the kind of attention our world needs right now.

We need to see through the delusions, and distinguish the superfluous human games from the genuine requirements of life, the necessary survival strategies for somewhat intelligent animals living on a garden planet.

By that I mean we need to see the difference between paving paradise for parking lots and feeling the exhilarating energy in food that you take through its cycle from the ground to your mouth. Then you get some idea of who you really are.

Otherwise, as I said at the top, you're just a pawn in somebody else's game. And if you keep doing it, without ever realizing who the hell you actually COULD be, the species will go extinct, made forever inept and superfluous because of its inability to transcend its own self-constructed delusions.

Otherwise, when you go into that room with Ma’at and the Feather of Truth (or whichever other mythological metaphor you choose to accompany you on your final journey on this planet), you may never realize what the stakes really are, or why you ever lived at all.

And that’s not only a bad thing for everyone and every thing, it’s precisely the reason why the world we pretend to love in is the condition it’s in right now.

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John Kaminski is a writer who lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida who writes Internet essays for not much fun and not much profit. Nevertheless they are seen on hundreds of websites around the world and have been collected into two anthologies, “America’s Autopsy Report” and “The Perfect Enemy.” A third collection, “Recipe for Extinction,” is soon to be published. earthrainbownetwork-subscribe@lists.riseup.net from the email account to which you want to receive the material compiled and networked by the Earth Rainbow Network Coordinator. Subscription is FREE!





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