Saturday, January 29, 2011

Clan Dyken - No More Silence



I'm with Clan Dyken.  It's time to kick a little ass on the playground as we did when I was young in an attempt to shape them up.  Today those litle Liars, Socialpaths, and Pychopaths get rewarded and have become our Presidents, Prime Ministers, and CEO's worldwide.  We have allowed ourselves a steady diet of poison and lies.  It time for a major worldwide detox and begin a healthful diet of sanity, truth and justice. 

Thursday, January 27, 2011

A Little Healer

I thought this was interesting and will pass no judgement as to my belief in this little healer by the name of  Alani dos Santos, whom by the way is six years of age.  Perhaps there is much truth in the saying, "That if one only had the faith of a child" miracles are possible.  I will give to her many warm and kind wishes for her work and her everyday living as a child of six.  I for one believe that all is possible when one has a sincere faith.

Here is the link to the orginal article from the Guardian Newspaper in the UK:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/oct/29/brazil-evangelical-revolution-miracle-healers


The name Jesus is stamped behind the pulpit in thick blue lettering. But at the Pentecostal Church of the Miracle the headline act is not the Son of God but a six-year-old girl in a pink dress.

A banner advertises "an explosion of miracles" at the entrance to the church ? a converted warehouse on the impoverished outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. "She places her hands and the miracle happens." On the roof a placard promises "health, happiness and victory".

On the street outside, anxious followers quiz dapper evangelical doormen: "Is she here? Is she here?"

"She" is Alani dos Santos, a "child healer" better known as the Missionarinha or Little Missionary, who is reputedly capable of healing the sickest of congregants with a touch of her hands. Twice a week, bandage-clad and cancer-ridden believers pack this cramped "temple" in search of a miracle.

"Thousands of people have been touched," says her father, Pastor Adauto Santos, 44, a former hairdresser and car thief who runs what is one of Rio de Janeiro's most talked-about churches and believes his daughter can cure ailments from cancer to Aids and TB.

"She's a normal kid ? apart from this gift," he says, adding: "It is Jesus who cures. She is an instrument."

A sensation in the rundown dormitory town of S?o Gon?alo, the Little Missionary is part of a growing number of infant evangelists in Brazil: child healers, miracle workers and preachers who have become big crowd pullers in this increasingly evangelical nation.

"The Bible itself says that the best praise comes from the mouths of children because they are pure," Santos said. "They sing, they praise, they preach. There are lots of them."

Brazil ? and much of Latin America and the Caribbean ? is in the midst of what believers proudly call an "evangelical revolution". According to the IBGE, Brazil's census board, the country's Catholic population fell from around 89% in 1980 to 74% in 2000, while its Pentecostal flock grew from 3% to 10%. Brazilian churches are opening branches from Buenos Aires to Port-au-Prince.

The tendency is even likely to play a role in Sunday's presidential election run-off, with the two candidates, Dilma Rousseff and Jos? Serra, openly courting the denomination on issues such as gay marriage and abortion.

Cesar Romero Jacob, a political scientist at Rio's Catholic University, said Brazil's evangelical revolution had gripped two key areas: remote regions in the Amazon and the deprived outskirts of Brazilian cities such as Rio.

A "state vacuum", where poverty, violence, alcoholism and prostitution proliferated, had laid the foundations for the boom. "If the [Catholic] church and the state are absent, somebody else will occupy the space," said Jacob, a leading expert in religious voting trends in Brazil. "Pentecostalism occupied it."

While government neglect has been key to the evangelical explosion, technology is also playing its part.

According to government figures, internet access doubled in Brazil between 2004 and 2009 and the Little Missionary owes much of her success to the web, a place where evangelists gain fame, fortune and sometimes notoriety through homepages and YouTube.

Santos said his daughter's website [http://www.missionarinhaalani.com.br" title="] ? where followers can buy a DVD with a "bonus Little Missionary poster" ? had received about 2.5m hits from the US, France, China and Japan. "The telephone rings all day," he beamed, before answering a call from a Brazilian TV network keen to interview the Little Missionary. "It's like a call-centre."

The growth of Brazil's evangelical community has bestowed both considerable wealth and political power on many local evangelists.

Bishop Edir Macedo, the leader of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God and head of one of Brazil's largest TV networks, is widely considered to be the wealthiest bishop on Earth.

Brazilian newspapers estimate that Macedo's estate is worth about $2bn and includes a 35-bedroom mansion in S?o Paulo and a $50m private jet. Macedo, who claims about eight million followers worldwide, is thought to live in Westchester county, New York state, where the Clinton family were recently reported to be negotiating an $11m mansion.

Jacob said he understood why desperate, "invisible" Brazilians would respond to "those who reached out".

"They are mothers who are worried about their husbands becoming alcoholics, their daughters becoming prostitutes or their sons becoming drug traffickers," he said. "[The church] helps to hold their family nucleus together."

Child curers and the wider Pentecostal church represented a possible form of salvation, he said.

While many question why Brazil's poorest citizens should pay a tenth of their meagre wages to churches, Jacob said the decision was often pragmatic.

"My theory is that people are paying to be citizens in a place where they can," he said. "In this environment people feel they are someone. It is a form of leisure, a place where you can find work, where you feel protected."

At the Church of the Miracle it is also about God-sent cures, and lots of them. Dozens of worshippers arrived at a recent afternoon service using wheelchairs or crutches. Plastic chairs spilled out into the corridor as congregants jostled for a better view. "She is here today to place her little hands on you," Santos told the 200-strong congregation. "Hallelujah," they cheered back.

Rosane Braga, 53, had brought her elderly aunt, Cleonice, who has cancer. "In the name of Jesus [my aunt] will be cured," she said. "Having a child that is being used by God is something sublime, pure, something saintly."

Hunched over in his wheelchair Luiz Gonzaga, 78, said: "It was great. I'm coming every week." Nearby a woman fiddled with a supermarket bag containing syringes and a white box inscribed with the words "Pentecostal Dialysis".

"Some people come here in wheelchairs and leave running," one preacher boasted, shortly before the collection was announced and dozens of golden envelopes filled with bundles of R$20 notes (worth about ?7).

Opposition to Brazil's evangelical preachers and the use of infant evangelists is widespread. Some denounce child exploitation. Others cry charlatanism. In his nightly sermons, Santos tackles such criticism head-on.

"How could I pay everyone [to fake a miracle cure]?" he shouted. "Imagine if I gave R$50 to everyone here! I'd need a very big businessman bankrolling the ministry.

"You will hear people criticising," he added. "But it doesn't matter. What is important is what Jesus Christ is doing."

For now such debates are lost on the Little Missionary. "I want to be a doctor," she said, clutching a chocolate rose given by a fan. Why? "So I can keep healing people."

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

When Birds Fall From The Sky And The Animals Are Dying - Kiesha Crowther‏

Here is another message from Kiesha Crowther that I am passing on.  Here is the orginal text along with links after the article.   Please read and see if this makes sense to you.  Always trust yourSelf first.  This is a belief that I hold firm. There are far more spiritual flim flam persons in the world than the real deal.  I take in what I can and what makes sense to me and discard the rest.  This attitude has served me well and allowed me to develop my own talents in knowing in a safe and balanced way.  Never put another above yourSelf.   Not ever God would ask this of you.  Take and share and pray to the Source for guidance.  All truth and helpful information comes from the same Source.  The trick is to get in contact with yourSelf and It's Source to separate the Truth from all the rubbish being tossed out by spiritual wantabes whose main goal is the glorification of their own ego rather than to Serve That Which Is Good.  


"When birds fall from the sky and the animals are dying, a new tribe of people ...shall come unto the earth from many colors, classes, creeds, who by their actions and deeds shall make the earth green again. they will be known as the warriors of the Rainbow." —Hopi Prophecy

Kiesha Crowther - Attention very important!!! Something is very wrong with the electomagnetic field... animals are dying everywhere... Mother needs our prayers NOW... this is what we are here for as the tribe of many colors, to counter act those humans acting against the laws of nature!!

Unfortunately, I couldn't copy the orginal article without giving the link to a conference advertisement.  Please click on the link below for the full text and links to other information.

When birds fall from the sky and the animals are dying - Kiesha Crowther "Little Grandmother"

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Jim Humble interviewed by Bill Ryan



This is an interview with Jim Humble who is the man would has brought to us MMS (Miracle Mineral Solution).  I have used this product internally and on skin cuts.  It is an amazing product and water purifier as well as a cleaner.

For those interested in learning more or ordering this product, check out the links below:

http://www.projectgreenlife.com/cart/pc/home.asp


http://www.projectgreenlife.com/cart/pc/viewCategories.asp?idCategory=14

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Check out Doug's Travel Articles & Photos

For those who like to read travel articles, my friend Doug from Arizona has not so long ago started freelance writing.  I believe his photos are the best part of his articles. For those interested, check out the links listed below:

My home page has been fixed & is now accessable. http://www.examiner.com/outdoor-travel-in-phoenix/douglas-laszacs From here you can you can view all my articles, & subscribe to my column. Subscriptions do not cost any money. It's free. Just enter your e-mail to sign-up to be automaticly notified of any new articles I post. With my home page working, now I can start earning my money through page views, & subscriptions. So please pass around this link.

There are a couple issues I'm still having worked out. Slideshows I uploaded, & hyperlinks I used are not working at the moment. Bear with me as this is a work in progress.

Doug Laszacs

Here's another site I'm writing at‏:

http://hubpages.com/profile/Douglas+Laszacs

Doug Laszacs

Some Wisdom Hidden In Humor

WHAT CAUSES ARTHRITIS????

A drunk man who smelled like beer sat down on a subway bench 

next to a priest.  The man's tie was stained, his face was plastered 

with red lipstick, and a half-empty bottle of gin was sticking out of his torn coat pocket. He opened his newspaper and began reading.


After a few minutes the man turned to the priest and
asked,  'Say Father, what causes arthritis?' 

The priest replies, 'My son, it's caused by loose living, being with cheap, wicked women, too much alcohol, contempt for your fellow man, sleeping around with prostitutes and lack of a bath.'

The drunk muttered in response, 'Well, I'll be
danged,'  then returned to his paper.

The priest, thinking about what he had said,
nudged the man & apologized.  "I'm very sorry.
 I  didn't mean to come on so strong.
How long have you had arthritis?' 

The drunk answered, 'I don't have it, Father.
I was just reading here that the Pope does. 

MORAL: Make sure you understand the
question before offering the 
answer.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Shall We Hang Onto Our Old Clothes?




After reading this article, I came to the conclusion that we can't trust any modern clothing and that perhaps it is just best to hang onto to our old clothing or shop at thift and second hand stores if we are to be sure that we are wearing healthful fabrics.

Here is the article with references:



Organic & Natural Clothing
By Jasmine Greene
The term 'organic' or 'green' has become an important marketing term that gives people the peace of mind that what they are consuming is environmentally friendly.  Many other aspects of our lives have become greener, and green clothing is slowly gaining momentum.  Although the clothing does not look or feel any different, there are many differences that affect us and the world around us.
The most notable textile that has gone organic is cotton.  Many stores, including chain stores like American Apparel, have switched their t-shirts over to organic cotton.  Organic cotton is much better for the human body than normal cotton and is better for the environment.  Regular cotton is grown using different types of pesticides and insecticides.  While 10% applied to the cotton do their job, 90% dissolve into the air or the ground.  These pesticides are unnecessary for organic cotton because organic farmers use Brown cotton.  This cotton is the wild version and is much hardier than the crossbred cotton we use today.   But it's not only the insecticides that make conventional cotton harmful to you and the environment; it's the entire process of creating the fabric.  The use of chlorine to bleach the cotton and the actual dying process that adds heavy metals and sulfurs releases harmful gases into the environment.  Organic cotton, on the other hand, uses soft peroxide for bleaching and natural dyes with low metal and sulfur content for the dying process.  Another major difference is the finishing process.  While conventional cotton may use chemicals like formaldehyde, a probable human carcinogen, organic cotton uses a combination of warm water and soda ash.  Soda ash is naturally occurring in mineral deposits in arid regions and self-regenerating, meaning we can never run out of this natural resource.  Recently, a new process called cationic fiber modification has become popular.  Rather than using harsh chemicals during the dying process, cotton is treated to make it positively charged so it attracts the negatively charged dye.  Currently dye is treated with a lot of salt and dye as the dye does not naturally stick to the clothing.  With this process, not as much dye needs to be used and the hues turn out brighter.  Not only that, but the process can also be done using standard dyeing and finishing machines, so the manufacturers do not need to buy new supplies. 
One of the largest differences between organic and conventional cotton is the strain of cotton.  As stated previously, many of the organic cotton is made of the Brown or wild variety.  Most of the conventional cotton is GMO, or a genetically modified organism.  The cotton grown around the world is a cross breed between cotton plants named Bt cotton.  Bt is otherwise known as Bacillus thuringiesis, a soil dwelling bacterium.  When the bacteria sporulates (produces spores) it forms crystals of cry toxins.  These toxins are harmful to numerous species including: Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies), Diptera (flies and mosquitoes), and Coleoptera (beetles).  The proteins of the bacterium are combined then with the proteins of the plant DNA.  In the early 1990s the first Bt cotton strand was created.  Rather than spraying the cotton with Bt toxins, this strain of cotton produced the toxin naturally.  These GMOs are said to reduce the use of pesticides by 80%.  Despite advances in science, cotton remains a pesticide-intensive crop, using approximately 25% of the world"s insecticides and 10% of the world"s pesticides.   On top of that the use of synthetic fertilizer harms the environment.  Many areas, notably Uzbekistan, have become a desert because of the continual growth of cotton on the land.  Other areas have become completely salinated because of constant cotton growth.  Organic cotton does not use any insecticides and utilizes crop rotation in order to keep the natural balance of the earth. 
One of the most 'organic' textiles out there is produced by hemp.  Before cotton became the cash crop, hemp was one of the most used materials in the USA.  The civil war uniforms were made out of it, the constitution was written on it, and the first flag was created from hemp.  One of the most notable differences between hemp and cotton is that hemp needs no pesticides.  It is a hearty plant and can grow in almost every climate.  Not only that it absorbs more carbon dioxide than trees and even absorbs nuclear toxins from the ground.  When made into clothing, hemp is also three times stronger than cotton and will last longer than cotton clothing and also biodegrades faster.  It also has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, so it can be washed in cold water and line dried rather than having to use the washer or dryer.  Of course, just because it's hemp does not mean that the clothing is organic.  Most of the hemp clothing is produced in China where it is chemically treated to make it feel as soft as cotton.  Unfortunately, the chemical process makes the hemp clothing less durable than if it were made without these enzymes.  Besides the actual making of the yarn, hemp is also spun, dyed, and softened in a similar manner as cotton.  Heavy salts, caustic acids and even mercury may be used during the entire production process which inevitably strips the fiber of much of its rich character and strength and produces hazardous, environmentally-destructive waste.  Unfortunately, many people fall for the ploy that if it is hemp, it must be organic.  This is not the case, and only hemp that is labeled 'organic' is treated in a way that is not harmful to the environment.  It is an amazing plant, but it is very difficult to grow for commercial use due to the laws regarding marijuana.  As hemp is grown in small quantities, it does not benefit from economies of scale and thus tends to have a higher price.  Many people also associate hemp as clothing for hippies and don't think that the material can be created for anything fashionable.  However, there are many noted fashion designers that are now turning to hemp as a more environmentally friendly cloth such as: Versace, Behnaz Sarafpour, Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan International, Isabel Toledo and Doo.Ri.  During fashion week of 2008 these designers created all of their designs from different hemp mixes.  With the growth of more eco-friendly consumers, the clothing industry is beginning to realize again the versatility of hemp. 
Besides cotton and hemp, another textile that has emerged as 'green' is bamboo.  Bamboo clothing is growing in popularity due to its supposed green attributes.  One of the most notable attributes of bamboo is that it is inherently pest-resistant.   Besides this it's naturally regenerative and grows quickly.  Like hemp, the clothes are also anti-bacterial and do not require hot water to clean them.  However, the actual process of planting bamboo is questionable.  Because more and more people are becoming interested in bamboo clothing for its eco-friendly attributes, many plots of lands are being cleared to make way for the bamboo, and this in turn increases erosion.  The demand for this clothing also leads to a mono-crop plantation, which increases chances of pests and disease.  Not only is the growing method questioned, but also the production of the clothing.  There are two production methods for bamboo: mechanical or chemical.  The mechanical method crushes the woody parts of the bamboo and uses the natural enzymes to break down the bamboo wall into a pulpy mass so the natural fibers can be combed out and spun into yarn.  This is essentially the same method used for flax or hemp, and this product is often called Bamboo linen.  Although this is the most eco-friendly method of production, many companies do not use it because it is too labor-intensive and costly.  The most popular method of production is the chemical method and is similar to the production of rayon.  Many harsh chemicals are used, such as sodium hydroxide and carbon disulfide.  Carbon disulfide has been known to cause breathing and sleeping problems among workers. Sodium hydroxide can threaten aquatic wildlife when released into groundwater and streams.  These chemicals are used to produce the fibers that eventually make the clothes, a similar process that happens with the production of rayon.  And although dying bamboo requires less dye it still uses the heavy metals and sulfur used in the cotton dying process.   This is enough to make many people nervous about using the term organic or green when referring to bamboo.  Although there are many clothiers that claim that bamboo is eco-friendly, it is unlikely that they are truly organic.  However, there is new research occurring to make the production of bamboo clothing friendlier to the environment.  One such process is using nanotechnology.  The bamboo is made into charcoal and these nano-bamboo bits are then combined with cotton or other materials. 
Another natural product gaining popularity is soy.  Many other materials are being used as alternative textiles such as soy.  Soy clothing is created from the leftover dregs of soybean oil and tofu production.  Interestingly enough, soy clothing has been around for awhile as Henry Ford sported the first soy-wool suit.  It has been only recently that textile companies have created a way to make soy clothing a viable option.  The clothes itself are 3x stronger than wool and retain the same amount of heat, but like bamboo ends up using a chemical process for the actual production of the clothing.  Still, bamboo and soy have the potential to become the greenest materials on earth once someone finds a way to safely produce clothing from the materials. 
Of course, it's not just the materials that are used in clothing, but also how we decide to buy and take care of clothing.  Even if we buy organic clothing, the cleaning of clothing uses up a lot of water, electricity, and eventually impacts the environment.  Here are some tips on how to be greener with your clothing:
1. The greenest clothing is the clothing you already have.  If there are small rips or things that need repair, try to repair them as best you can.  Buttons can be easily sewed back on, small rips can be mended, and broken zippers can be replaced.  Don't automatically throw something out because of a small problem or because of fashion faux pas.  If anything, choose clothing that will last the test of fashion time and choose something simple.
2. The maintenance of your clothing is also very important.  No green clothing should require dry cleaning.  Dry cleaning requires the solvent 'perc' which is a probable human carcinogen.  California has already banned the use of perc: beginning in 2023 its use will be disallowed in California.  Although many dry cleaners still use perc, there are some that are using alternative chemical and methods.  One popular method is based on carbon dioxide.  In this method, CO2 is put under high pressure to convert it into a liquid. As a liquid, it acts as a carrier of biodegradable soaps just like water does in a washing machine. Once the cycle is done, it turns back into a gas and is mostly reused.  Another popular method is GreenEarth Cleaning.  This silicon-based process does not interact chemically with your clothing and acts as a carrier for detergent in a similar way to the carbon dioxide method.  Despite these new improvements, the best way to lead a green lifestyle with your clothing is to wash the garments in cold water and hang them out to dry in the sun. 
3. Buy your clothing from thrift stores.  Even if it's not 'new' you can find some great bargains on brand-name clothing.  There's a great place in Brooklyn, NY called Beacon's Closet that allows you to bring in your old clothing in exchange for store credit or other clothes.
4. Recycle your old clothes.  You can combine parts of your old shirts to make a new shirt, use the different parts to use as a cozie, or even use them as a dishrag.  There are a lot of different things that you can make out of old clothing, so see if you can find a use for them around your house.   There are some clothing stores that have combined old clothing to create a completely new style: Zachary's Smile, Gominyc, Mo Mo Falana, and Terra Plana.
5. Donate your old clothing to good will or charities instead of throwing them away.  Someone will benefit from the clothing you no longer want and you are not adding to the amount of garbage we have in the world. 
Still, if you plan on buying new clothing or textiles, look for the Oeko-Tex label.  This group was formed in the 1990s in response to consumer demand for some way to know that the materials used in clothing are not harmful.  The group does numerous tests on materials to make sure that there are no contaminants present. Tested contaminants include: antimony, arsenic, lead, cadmium, chromium, chromium (V), copper, cobalt, nickel, mercury, pesticides, phenols, colorants, and carcinogens.  To be given the Oeko-Tex label, each material is tested by various institutes to make sure that nothing harmful is present.  This vigorous testing allows for the quality assurance that the product is indeed safe.  There is growing interest in Oeko-Tex in the US market, and it is gaining ground among consumers as well as manufacturers. 
The growing number of ecological concerns has forced many textile industries as well as fashion designers to reevaluate the products they offer to the public.  Many stores are now offering organic clothing lines in their stores, while others are carrying only organic clothing, and still others are carrying recycled clothing.  One of the leading stores in recycled clothing is Patagonia, which uses recycled PET from soda bottles in their fleece.  Zuss is another store that utilizes recycled items, notably rubber, to create hats, jackets, dresses, and various types of clothing (if rubber is your thing).  For the less adventurous, American Apparel offers organic and sweatshop-free cotton t-shirts.  Kaight NYC is a boutique store in New York City that carries only eco-friendly clothing by up-and-coming designers.  The Oko Box takes the idea of green one step further by making their entire operation green.  They print letters on recycled paper, re-use packing supplies and walk most of their deliveries to the post-office.  They also donate to the National Wildlife Federation. 
There are still many companies that despite carrying organic items do not follow the green model for their business.  Although many other aspects of green living have taken off, the idea of having green clothing is only beginning to gain popularity.  This is mainly due to the high price of organic clothing and the fact that we enjoy buying new clothes rather than purchasing used ones.  It's easier to buy a bunch of 'fast' clothes, clothing that is produced normally with the pesticides and chemicals, when your old clothing wears out rather than repairing them.  There are some stores that are experimenting with leasing clothes or buying back old clothing from customers for recycling.  Unfortunately, these experiments have faltered as the main idea of the experiment is to own less 'stuff.'  In a world of consumerism where people are bombarded by ads encouraging people to own more stuff, it is difficult to spread the message that buying new clothes every season is detrimental to the planet.
Despite having great potential candidates for green clothing, problems still remain in the production of soy and bamboo (and even hemp).  Many of these production processes still use strong solvents and unfortunately while the raw product is green, the end-product is not.  Even with green production processes, the delivery of these products to retail stores, and the manner in which consumers care for these products once purchased,  remain significant environmental problems.  Green clothing still has a long way to go to gain a larger following, but even simple things that can be done at home makes even non-organic clothing more environmentally friendly. 
For more information
http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/01/24/business/clothing.php?page=1 - International Herald Tribune article on "Fast Clothes" vs. "Green Clothes"
http://organicclothing.blogs.com/my_weblog/2007/09/bamboo-facts-be.html - Bamboo clothing blog post on blog run by founders of LotusOrganic.com.
http://www.thegreenguide.com/doc/ask/bamboo - Article concerning the greenness of bamboo clothing on The Green Guide.  The Green Guide, created by the National Geographical Society, it is one of the leading guides to green living.
http://www.idealbite.com/tiplibrary/archives/soy_sexy - Gives simple and easy to follow ways to live a greener life by providing insights, reviews, level-headed advice and recommendations for people looking to make big changes by making lots of little changes.
http://www.oeko-tex.com - Provides uniform, scientifically sound evaluation standard for the human ecological safety of textiles.

Danish Citizens Fight For Democracy

I give my support and best wishes to the citizens of Danmark who now fight for their sovereignty and for democracy to prevail in their Land.  As with Sweden, the citizens were not allowed to vote for the Lisbon Treaty in a proper election, but was decided in both Parliaments.  Will Democracy win out over Totalitarianism?

Danish PM sued over Lisbon Treaty

11.01.2011 @ 15:40 CET

EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS - The Danish Supreme Court on Tuesday (11 January) ruled admissible a complaint filed by 28 citizens who are trying to sue Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen for having adopted the Lisbon Treaty without a referendum.

In a surprising ruling, the country's top constitutional judges allowed the plaintiffs to pursue their case against Mr Rasmussen for breach of the constitution. The Supreme Court found that the 28 plaintiffs have a "requisite legal interest in having their claims verified."


The group of professors, actors, writers and euro-sceptic politicians mounting the constitutional challenge argues that the Lisbon Treaty does indeed hand over parts of national sovereignty to Brussels and therefore a referendum should have taken place.

It is unclear what would happen if they win. The plaintiffs have far-fetched hopes it could lead to the undoing of the treaty itself, but in any case the PM would not face any personal repercussions.

The constitutional challenge is not a first: in 1996, a similar case was brought to the court by a group of citizens claiming the Maastricht Treaty was in breach of the Danish constitution. The government tried to block the case, but it was accepted by the Supreme Court. The plaintiffs, however, lost the case in the end, but won certain amendments similar to the German Constitutional Court.

"It is unlikely that the Supreme Court will find the whole treaty in breach of the Danish Constitution, but just like in the German case, they will probably ask for some provisions in the way it's implemented," Danish MEP Soren Bo Sondergaard from the People's Movement against the EU told this website.

The pending case may however complicate the ratification of a further treaty change, concerning the establishment of a permanent EU bailout mechanism, the Danish MEP speculates. It could also block efforts by the current government to hold a referendum on scrapping the Danish opt-outs from the EU treaties: on accession to the eurozone, on participation in the common defence policy and on justice and home affairs co-operation.

"Nothing will happen to the politicians," Mr Sondergaard noted, "as we don't have a tradition of prosecuting politicians for their votes."

As for Mr Lokke Rasmussen, he "took note" of the ruling but maintained his position that the Danish Parliament did not breach the Constitution when approving the Lisbon Treaty without a referendum. "I don't think there should be any consequence to this," the prime minister said.

When the Lisbon Treaty was first signed, in 2007, then-prime minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen said that the parliament would have to vote on it, but there was no need for a referendum because no sovereignty was relinquished.

The mood among EU leaders at the time was to avoid referendums, after the initial Constitutional Treaty was rejected by a popular poll both in France and the Netherlands.

All governments used the "no sovereignty transfer" argument to avoid a referendum, except for the Irish one. Initially, in 2008, the Irish people rejected the EU treaty, but one year later, after intense lobbying both the No and the Yes camps and top-level assurances that there will be no interference in the country's social and fiscal laws, a second referendum was held, approving the Lisbon Treaty.

Back in 2009 when he was leader of the opposition, British Prime Minister David Cameron spearheaded attacks on the Labour government to hold a referendum on the Lisbon pact. Mr Cameron is currently walking a thin line in ensuring that no referendum is being held on the latest EU treaty change, approved by all 27 heads of state in December, concerning a permanent EU bailout mechanism.
A bill is being debated on Tuesday in the British Parliament proposing that any "significant" EU treaty changes must be approved by a national referendum in the future. The term "significant" implies that any "non significant" changes, such as the bailout mechanism, could pass without a referendum - a distinction loathed by Conservative eurosceptic hard-liners.

Sovereignty issues were also a hurdle for the ratification in the Czech Republic and Poland and a constant concern in Germany, where several constitutional challenges have been brought. None of them were able to block the ratification of the treaty, however.

Germany's Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe managed to box through enhanced powers for the national parliament in EU matters as it deemed that the European Parliament is not "democratically elected."

Sweden's Phase 3 Job Program Is Modern Day Slave Trading

Sweden's Phase Three Job Program Is Modern Day Slave Trading


My words actually and something I have been saying for some time.  I talk from experience being involved in this program.   Just another one of Swedens work programs that benefit the families and friends of politicians and channel the Swedish taxpayers money away from health and welfare into the hands of a few wealthy connected people.  A pure scam in my eyes and it turns out that Mr. Michael MacLaine has said pretty much the same in a TV 4 news story.

Now, for a little background information for both Swedes and those from other Lands.  Phase Three is a program for long time unemployed in Sweden.  After one's normal unemployment insurance runs out after about 2 years or 300 days, then one goes into a Phase One, Two, and Three in which one is given extra help in the form of a Job Coach, who is basicly an unemployed person who can't get a job and who is given this job to help people develop a CV, Interview Training, make contacts, give pep talks, and make one feel better.  The majority of the coaches are uneducated and wouldn't be able to get a job if their lives depended on it.  The government just came up with this idea to give the unemployed extra help to get back into the job market without any Formal Coach Education or system in place.  The private Education Companies and Job Coach Firms grew like a cancer with Billions of Swedish Crowns being pumped into these flim flam programs and firms.  The Coaching Companies made 9,000 Swedish Crowns per month for every unemployed person enrolled.  If you take the time to read their Home Pages it's as if one created a Power Point Presentation and the rest just copied their work.  Many of the Education and Job Coach Companies are politically connected with EU clout.  The owner of the Coaching company I went to said out loud that I was a parasite of the State and only living off of tax money.  I didn't agrue with him, but called him a little man not worth my attention and walked away.  He was only mad because he was sending many unemployed to work in practicums at a friend's company.  Another one into State and EU funds playing the system.  I was told I was to work there for free for one month and if I wasn't offered a job, I was to leave.  Well, they tried their best to con me into staying up to 3 months and I said, no.  This wasn't our agreement.   This private business owner was famous in town to using free help paid for by the Swedish Taxpayers.  He has been running a company with free lavbor for over 10 years.  He even lied to the State Employment Agency and said he had a collective agreement with the Union when in fact he did for his white collar help of one , but not for the blue collar workers, which were the ones being sent their as slave labor.  Perhaps a bit of a stretch, but the Government Agencies were easily conned by him and the Job Coach Company Owner.

Now, to Phase Three.  In Phase Three, formally called, Job Development and Education Guarantee, the unemployed are send to Townships, Non-Profits, Associations, Clubs, and Private Companies to work full time for the same amount of unemployment insurance.  The businesses get free labor, all employment fees and work insurances paid, plus 5,000 swedish crowns per month per worker.  The unemployed gets nothing extra except for perhaps special equipment or work clothes which is in the agreement and that few are getting. I got mine, but I didn't ask for any, but just say,"when can I pick up my work clothes."

Now, for a rough translation of the Nyhetskanelen.se story in English.

Carrier Coach Michael MacLaine is very critical of the government's reform when it comes to long term unemployed and the so called Phase Three Job Program.  "This reform was to help the unemployed into the work market and to give them more self-esteem and confidence, but instead many feel worst from this program", claims MacLaine.

There was another story on the same subject entitled:

They Make Millions On The Unemployed.

Here is a rough translation:

The governments reform to get long term unemployed has become a successful business for companies.  Companies don't pay any salary, employment taxes or insurances for workers and at the same time are making 5,000 swedish crowns a month per person.

One whistle blower named Lars-Gören in Phase Three said that at the private company where he was placed, there were 30 to 35 unemployed from the Phase Three Program and many had no work  assignments.  He was basicly sitting at the work place for 40 hours per week doing nothing.  He said that once in a while he was given a paper to photocopy.

The company where he was placed got 150,000 swedish crowns of tax payers money per month on top of free labor.  Not a bad deal for a business owner, but not such a good deal for the unemployed.  Not actually the image of the  Scandinavian Model that the Swedes have spent so much time and money to project outside their borders.  The total bill for the Swedish taxpayers, not the Swedish Politicians was only 800 Million Swedish Crowns last year.  It looks to me like the Swedish Townships, Non-Profits, and Private Companies got the gold mine and the unemployed got the shaft.  I believe the township I live in made a 5 Million Crown profit last year on the unemployed in Phase Three.

My view of the Phase Three Reform is that it is just another dishonest and deceptive scam to steal tax money money from Healthcare, Insurance and other social programs into the hands of a few of wealth with political connections. Both the Swedish Government and Companies have lured the unemployed into believing that there is a possibility of working themselves into a real job when in fact the companies have no intention of hiring anybody. It is also partly a way to lower wages and break the unions with I believe is the unspoken goal of programs like this.

Will the Unemployed in Sweden ever find proper work when the government is supplying both Public and Private firms with free labor or one might say, slave labor, plus rewarding them with 5,000 swedish crowns per month per worker as a bonus?  I remember a man telling me that he went to an Ica Maxi Supermarket in town seeking work and the Store Manager said to him, "why should I hire you when I can get all the free help I want."

Wouldn't the Unemployed feel better while improving their self-esteem along with their living standard if the Government gave them the 5,000 crowns instead?  It's a nice thought, but not so likely in the modern day Swedish  Plutocracy.

Update:

I found some information on job coaching that I had written down from an article in Dagens Industri which is a Swedish Business Journal.  Here is a rough translation:

The venture of job coaches has cost 2 billion swedish crowns and is expected to cost an additional 1 billion next year.  There is a total of 800 companies engaged in advise giving to the unemployed in Sweden.  If it is really of any help, nobody knows.

"We don't operate any reviews", said Pär Wiker, quality chef for Arbetsdförmedlingen (Swedish Employment Office).

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Democracies and Media Systems: Action Versus Distraction

This is an article from Project Censored by Concha Mateos.  I believe it is a good explaination of how media is controlled by the corporate world with the goal of  distraction and confusing and conquering.  In a sense I see this as citizens being tricked or deceived into handing over their power.  As long as this condition remains in modern democractic societies than democracy is just an empty word.  Now if you so choose, please read this article and come to your own decisions as to the validity of this persons argument.  Here is part of the article with a link to the original in it's entirety along with references:

Democracies and Media Systems: Action versus Distraction

by Concha Mateos

The history of the media is saturated with communicational kidnappings. Edgar Borges1

This essay discusses profound tensions created by corporate media systems within modern democracies and how these relations may differ among Europe, Latin America and the United States. We will see that media systems are a central part of the democratic, or undemocratic, character of any society.

Democracy may be defined most simply as rule by the people; from the Greek, demos or the people; cracy or power – power by the people. A society is democratic when each individual within it has an equal capacity to influence the decisions that govern collective life. Power is in everyone’s hands.

The media system of a society and its characteristics (i.e., the numbers and types of media players, ownership structures and audiences, content distribution, and so on) produces the public discourse, a discourse that circulates among people, a discourse that is consumed by the public. Public opinion is constructed through the consumption of a media-produced discourse. And based on public opinion constructed in this way, women and men make political decisions governing collective life.

These decisions are political and are about power, whether the person who makes them knows it or not. Throughout the day, we all make a number of political decisions: we pay rent for an apartment; we buy (or do not buy) products from factories that exploit children; we ask another customer to not smoke in a café; we enroll in a Spanish course; and so on. These are examples of the demos making decisions and governing society. These are actions that are regulated politically, that become possible, or not, due to the adoption of particular policies. And they are actions that spring from the opinions that we hold about these and myriads of other things.

Therefore, the manufacture of public opinion has always been an objective of those who rule, those in power. If one dominates the creation of public opinion, one dominates the bases upon which decisions are made by citizens in a democratic society.

Of course, the conduct of others can be dominated or determined byforce. But the history of humanity represents a continuous demonstration that domination by force and physical repression generates more complicated problems for ruling powers than does domination through a more symbolic violence – the shaping of minds by the organized management of public opinion.


And where does the domination of the public opinion occur? It occurs, above all, in media communication processes. Manuel Castell (2008) points out indisputably that power relations are increasingly established within communication processes, and these are made according to the possibilities allowed by the media system in each society. Thus the media system becomes a central part of the democratic, or undemocratic, character of a society. And for that reason, we want to address it.

Castell reminds us that the same tool used for power is and can be a tool used to counter power, though of course, not without costs: “Torturing bodies is less effective than shaping minds. If most people are against the values and norms institutionalized and established by the state, through laws and regulations, ultimately the system will change, but not necessarily to fulfill the hopes of the agents of social change. But change will come. It will just take a while and will be at the expense of suffering, much suffering.”


So yes, the domain of communication is power. And it can generate counter-power. But this power creates strong tensions: few have it; others want it. Yet, in a democracy, everyone should be able to exercise power, and for this it is necessary to establish some ground rules to ensure that “the demos is governing.”
If there are places where that power is not distributed equally, things shall be transformed – and probably painfully so. The media space in this first decade of the twenty-first century is a contested terrain. Some struggle to distribute power more equally and others work to keep power more concentrated among the few.

Some feel that their rights are at stake and others feel that their businesses are at stake.  It is unlikely that those with power will give it up without resistance: “[The process of] social change, [as] we know it, is always violent. Nobody will give up peacefully what he or she already has and considers his or her property. No injustice disappears by itself; it involves fighting. Like it or not, violence defines all of these processes. Peace is not the human reality.”2

Citizens in Darkness, Democracy in the Dustbin: The Business of Confusing People, And of Creating Immunity by Noise


A man without knowledge, a world without light, as Baltasar Gracián said in the 17th century in The Art of Worldly Wisdom.

To read the enire article, please click on the below mentioned link:

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Vivienne Westwood Talks With James Lovelock

Nanotech Particles Pose Serious DNA Risks

Now, I will briefly speak on my view of nanotechnology and how it has been marketed as this wonderous invention of science that will help mankind with it's many applications.  I have seen more than one documentary on television portraying nanotech in a very positive light without any reference to possible health dangers.  Nano particles are now in our clothes, building materials, cosmetics, pharmacetical drugs, vaccines, and food.  A great deal of taxpayer and corporate money are funding this nanomania without thoroughly investigating what the effects of these particles getting into our air, water, soil, animal life and we humans.

I have copied an article from  Project Censored's yearly report in which they cover the top 25 stories that never made it to the media.  I will give links for those interested in Project Censored, the list of all 25 stories for those who wish to read further and their contact information .  Now, here is the article in it's entirety:

17. Nanotech Particles Pose Serious DNA Risks to Humans and the Environment

Known human health risks include severe and permanent lung damage. Cell studies indicate genetic DNA damage. Extremely toxic to aquatic wildlife, nanoparticles pose clear risks to many species and threaten the global food chain.

 

Student Researchers:

  • Jody Lempa, Tina Shaerban, Katherine Tellez, and Jillian Wolande (DePaul University)

Faculty Evaluator:

Marla Donato (DePaul University)

17. Nanotech Particles Pose Serious DNA Risks to Humans and the Environment


Nanotech Particles Pose Serious DNA Risks to Humans and the Environment

Personal products you may use daily and think are harmless—cosmetics, suntan lotion, socks, and sports clothes—may all contain atom-sized nanotech particles, some of which have been shown to sicken and kill workers in plants using nanotechnology. Known human health risks include severe and permanent lung damage. Cell studies indicate genetic DNA damage. Extremely toxic to aquatic wildlife, nanoparticles pose clear risks to many species and threaten the global food chain.

 

Student Researchers:

  • Jody Lempa, Tina Shaerban, Katherine Tellez, and Jillian Wolande (DePaul University)

Faculty Evaluator:

  • Marla Donato (DePaul University)
Nanotech particles have been embraced by industry as the wonder ingredient in personal hygiene products, food packaging, paints, medical procedures and pharmaceuticals, even tires and auto parts, among burgeoning numbers of other consumer products. Cosmetic companies add titanium dioxide nanoparticles to sun creams to make them transparent on the skin. Sports clothing firms have introduced odor-free garments containing nanosilver particles that are twice as toxic to bacteria than bleach. Auto industry companies have added carbon nanofibers to tires and body panels to strengthen them.

According to the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN), health and fitness items continue to dominate available nanotech products, representing 60 percent of products listed. More products are based on nanoscale silver—used for its antimicrobial properties—than any other nanomaterial; 259 products (26 percent) use silver nanoparticles. PEN’s updated inventory represents products from over twenty-four countries, including the US, China, Canada, and Germany.

Yet, nanomaterials are so poorly understood that scientists are unable to predict how they will behave and are unsure of how to check their safety. Over one thousand consumer products made with nanoparticles, which can be one hundred times smaller than a virus, are already on the market, despite an almost complete lack of knowledge of the dangers they pose to human health and the environment. And while these atomic-sized particles may be beneficial in certain medical applications, scientists and environmentalists are calling for more studies. Until now, few adverse effects have been found for this virtually unregulated technology. Yet, that may simply be due to the relatively few studies that have been done in the rush to find ever more and profitable nanotech applications.

Nanotechnology, the science of the extremely tiny, is an important emerging industry with a projected annual market of around one trillion dollars by 2015. It involves manipulating or building new materials from atoms and molecules; silver and carbon are now the most important building blocks.

The nanomaterials are far smaller than a human hair and can only be seen with powerful microscopes. A nanometer is a billionth of a meter, while a human hair is about eighty thousand nanometers wide. An atom is roughly one-third of a nanometer across, and nanoparticles are groups of atoms that are typically smaller than one hundred nanometers. The tiny-sized materials often have unique properties that differ from the properties of their larger scaled versions. Nanoparticles lend their success to the extraordinary, and sometimes highly unusual, properties they have. For example, tennis rackets made with carbon nanotubes are incredibly strong, while the larger pieces of graphite easily shear apart. The medical industry is investing heavily in nanoparticles to create precision drugs that can target specific tissues, such as cancer cells. While some of these new materials may have beneficial applications in medical procedures, wound dressings, and pharmaceuticals, concerns are growing that they may have toxic effects. In particular, nanoparticles have been linked to lung and genetic damage.

In a new British study, researchers discovered an unforeseen process, dubbed “toxic gossip,” by which metal nanoparticles inflict genetic damage to DNA, even through walls of tissue that were not physically breached. Researchers called the finding “a huge surprise,” particularly since the billionth-of-a-meter-scale particles appear to have wreaked their havoc indirectly.

Now, for the first time, a scientific study has established a clear and causal relationship between human contact with nanoparticles and serious health damage. According to an article published in the European Respiratory Journal by a group of Chinese researchers headed by Yuguo Song, from the Department of Occupational Medicine and Clinical Toxicology at the Beijing Chaoyang Hospital, seven young female workers fell seriously ill after working in a paint factory that used nanotechnology. The workers suffered severe and permanent lung damage, and face and arm eruptions. Two of them died, while the other five have not improved after several years.

Around five hundred studies have shown nanotechnology toxicity in animal studies, in human cells, and in the environment. Although Song’s article finds evidence of clinical toxicity in human beings for the first time, according to researcher Silvia Ribeiro, this finding could be only the tip of the iceberg of an extremely risky industry.

Nanoparticles behave unlike lumps of the same materials—stronger, more toxic, and with radically different properties. What makes them so useful also makes their safety so uncertain. Immediate, further research into nanoparticle toxicities and its dissemination is needed. Effects on human health and the environment result from nanoparticles reaching waterways through wastewater treatment and disposal sites, affecting the organisms that live in the water and the people who drink and cook with water.
Three types of nanoparticles are of particular concern: nanosilver particles; carbon nanofibers; and “buckyballs,” or microscopic, football-shaped cages of carbon.

Nanosilver is known to be highly toxic to aquatic life. While silver is safer for people than other toxics such as lead and chromium, for aquatic organisms, the story is quite different. Silver is more toxic to many fresh- and salt-water organisms, ranging from phytoplankton (at the bottom of the food chain) to marine invertebrates—such as oysters and snails—to different types of fish, especially in their immature stages. Many species of fish and shellfish, as well as their food, are susceptible; widespread exposure to silver impacts and disrupts ecosystem health. Nanosilver is significantly more toxic than lumps of silver because the tiny particles’ huge surface area increases their ability to interact with the environment. Nanosilver has been shown to break down and leach into water systems when, for example, sports garments incorporating silver nanoparticles for odor control are agitated in washing machines. In one study of silver nanoparticles used as antimicrobials in fabrics, of seven nanoparticle fabrics tested, four of them lost 20 percent to 35 percent of their silver in the first wash, and one brand lost half of its silver content in just two washings—all of which drained directly into the environment. Many waterways are just recovering from high levels of silver introduced by the photography industry during the twentieth century. New silver nanoparticle products may result in highly toxic levels of silver being reintroduced into rivers and lakes through water treatment facilities.

Carbon nanofibers, which are added to tires and woven into clothing to produce different colors without using dyes, are also likely to be shed where they can be inhaled and cause lung damage. In a study published in the Journal of Molecular Cell Biology, Chinese researchers discovered that a class of nanoparticles being widely developed in medicine—ployamidoamine dendrimers (PAMAMs)—cause lung damage by triggering a type of programmed cell death known as autophagic cell death. And finally, carbon-based “buckyballs” have shown to be absorbed by simple organisms, raising concerns that toxicities contaminate the food chain at the most damaging lower levels.

Today, according to PEN, over one thousand nanotechnology-enabled products have been made available to consumers around the world. The most recent update to the group’s three-and-a-half-year-old inventory reflects the increasing use of the tiny particles in everything from conventional products like non-stick cookware and lighter, stronger tennis racquets, to more unique items such as wearable sensors that monitor posture.

“The use of nanotechnology in consumer products continues to grow rapidly,” says PEN director David Rejeski. “When we launched the inventory in March 2006 we only had 212 products. If the introduction of new products continues at the present rate, the number of products listed in the inventory will reach close to 1,600 within the next two years. This will provide significant oversight challenges for agencies like the Food and Drug Administration and Consumer Product Safety Commission, which often lack any mechanisms to identify nanotech products before they enter the marketplace.”

More information on nanotechnology:

www.fda.gov/ScienceResearch/SpecialTopics/Nanotechnology/FrequentlyAskedQuestions/default.htm.

Nanotech products listing:

www.nanotechproject.org/inventories/consumer/browse/products.

Nanotech products listing:

http://www.blogger.com/www.nanotechproject.org/inventories/consumer/browse/products.

 

Update by Paul Eubig and Wendy Hessler, Environmental Health News


We found this story interesting because the research is an initial step toward defining how much consumer products contribute to silver nanoparticles in the environment. Knowing the amount of a chemical entering the environment is a necessary step in estimating the risk the contaminant poses to the environment and to human health. On a larger scale, this story also intrigued us because the questions it raises reflect unanswered concerns about nanotechnology in general.

This story was not widely reported. Short write-ups appeared in the New York Times and Chemical & Engineering News. Environmental Health News reported on an interesting follow-up in Particle and Fibre Toxicology, which found that silver nanoparticles are released from nanoparticle-treated fabrics when exposed to artificial human sweat. So a picture is emerging of silver nanoparticles exiting consumer products, exposing humans and entering wastewater to a greater extent than may have been intended. Meanwhile, in articles in Environmental Health Perspectives and Small, other researchers have demonstrated the adverse effects of silver nanoparticles on developing nerve cells and fish embryos, respectively.

The intent is not to target silver nanoparticles but rather bring attention to a broader topic: the safety of nanotechnology. The great potential of nanotechnology to revolutionize a broad array of fields—including energy production and management, health care, and manufacturing—is gradually being realized.

Yet, nanotechnology also provides great challenges in safety assessment. The composition, size and structure of nanoparticles are some of the numerous factors that influence how they act in the body or in the environment. Additionally, nanoparticles of a particular type, such as silver, do not necessarily act as individual molecules or atoms of the same substance, such as free, ionic silver.

Unfortunately, regulatory agencies have been slow to contend with the rapid emergence of nanotechnology in the workplace and in the home, as well as in the environment in a broader sense, resulting in a dizzying catch-up game in which the applications of nanotechnology continue to multiply while the regulatory playing field has still not been established. Current debate centers on whether existing safety data is sufficient for nanoparticle-containing products, or whether further assessment of the impacts on human and environmental health needs to be performed.

The past century provides numerous examples of chemicals—lead, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) to name a few—that were considered a great boon initially, but were later shown to have adverse effects on human or environmental health that outweighed their benefits. Our reporting aspires to help society remember the lessons of the past and to exercise caution as it embraces the promise of the future.

To read the orginal text and get it's list of references, please click on the link below:

http://www.projectcensored.org/top-stories/articles/17-nanotech-particles-pose-serious-dna-risks-to-humans-and-the-environment/

For the entire list of 25 stories, please click on the link below:

http://www.projectcensored.org/the-top-25-index/

For the Project Censored home page:

http://www.projectcensored.org/

To contact Project Censored:

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A Letter From Alex Kochkin - Part 2

I am passing on a second letter that I received from Alex Kochkin at Positive Future Consulting & Global Awakening Press. 

Global Awakening News
January 1st 2011
Update #10


“You are a part of an evolving spiritual being that has been working to understand the human experience and the nature of density.”

Saturday January,1st 2011

Dear Readers,

I wish everyone here and their family, friends, and circles of acquaintances the very highest possible in their spiritual evolution.

During these recent weeks I have been too preoccupied and to complete a lengthy December Update. Material prepared for it will now become part of a later January follow-up to this. During the last week of November, I found I was already into New Years day and then worked my way backwards to the Christmas week during the following day. (Sorry, I have no idea of the winning lottery numbers.)

Our focus is on the next stage of the ascension and transformation process that is now underway. The course of human affairs will be what it will be. It is from a higher level of spiritual consciousness that human existence can be understood and perhaps guided. There is also the possibility that this human race will end and new human race will begin anew, in a very different way.

What matters most now is the quality of what is learned from this human existence in the fields of density. If only one percent of humans alive today achieve this, it would be a stupendous achievement.

What if the present level of world war three exploded into more widespread conflict and destruction? What if an asteroid brushes the earth? What if the sun gives off its most spectacular displays and plasma storms damage most everything electrical? What if the crustal plates did a dramatic walkabout? What if…? 
What remains is what has been learned at the highest and deepest levels of your human and higher existence. It is this that permits the next level of spiritual and creational evolution. Your own higher soul being and the higher realms await your response.  Connection to Creator of All and Higher Oneness beckons.

It is not possible to say at this point what is to occur next in the human and higher levels. It is something that will be known as it unfolds. Early indicators are evident to those who pay attention.

The process that is underway seems correct and on track. I have not been able to say this until now. Those who are “awakening” must attend to their process of completion. This requires minimal distractions and not chasing promises emanating from blind alleys and “rabbit holes” that try to entice and enthrall everyone. This also indicates finding ways to ease the stress and burdens upon ones own 3d human life.

In general, transformational changes relative to the “as above” and the “as below” amongst humans have been delayed by roughly one year, along with various 3-d events that were clearly anticipated. The density and intensity of interferences and blockages were major problems that are now mostly overcome.  And so, here we are!

The processes of the “correction energies” and those guiding these processes have broken up and dissolved huge sections of the dark control grids that enclose immense “bubbles” within the fallen zone as well as the localized earth realm. Imagine this to be like the recently discovered voids in the earth’s magnetic field –an “as below” counterpart to the higher level changes.

These very high energies and the sentiency that guides them from true creation have made their way through all layers of density to the higher self/soul being levels, to the human 3-d levels, all the way to the sub-atomic levels. In addition these energies are somehow being conveyed through the local sun.

We have been noticing changes in the “fluid” that the atoms of 3d are suspended in as well as in the bonds that connect them into something resembling “stable” physical reality. These bonds are changing, loosening, re-arranging, and dissolving in some cases. It is possible this is making room for restructuring of matter that will be more responsive and connected to true creation in comparison to matter that has been distorted from the influence of dark.
I regard these as “as above” alterations to the structure of 3d matter.

During 2010, from the “as below “ realm, scientists discovered and confirmed instabilities in the atomic structure of matter which were traced to mysterious energies from the sun. A very interesting “coincidence”. (Comments on this are posted at NES Forums.)

As the Dark gave rise to many levels or structures of a distorted creation under its dominion, it applied certain manifestation principles that are a natural part of creation processes. The problem is that the Dark lacks at least two crucial qualities: the original Intent of Creator of All, and the Light of Creator that permeates true creation. It is due this that the primary impulse of the dark force has been to feed off of and to seek ways to control of the Divine Light, while engaging in all manner of mimicry. This meant finding ways to captivate and control soul beings.

The human creation was one of a number attempts to achieve this, as well as to find a suitable vehicle for the dark to inhabit more fully, replicate itself, and find ways to ascend itself. Overall and so far, this has failed, but it is the basic nature of the Dark to persist at this, no matter what the consequences. The process has taken an immense toll on innumerable beings of the Light and on many worlds, and continues to threaten the viability of this earth and the viability of humans of earthly origin.

The changes we have been noticing are vibrating loose the bonds that were formed by the dark energies to parasitize the light.  These take place in various forms at atomic levels as well as through the human and higher subtle bodies.

These bonds are now loosening and it is getting easier to shake them off.

Those terrible notions of “embrace the dark” and all related falsehoods, objectively serve the dark side to maintain its parasitism.

In addition to the various levels of invisibles realms, there is the meme control system. There is much more to this and meme engineering and related social-political-economic rubbish that is fed to people as “normal”, generation after generation. These memes can be readily understood and then rejected by those who still have half a wit to critically examine them.

What is more insidious and more difficult to penetrate is what is embedded and concealed in the interface between human “you” and those aspects of your associated higher soul self. The various branches of psychology systems were developed to enforce sophisticated levels of dark control, not just to facilitate conformity to the powers-that-be need for pliable “social normalcy”. These psychological memes are designed to enforce in the most terrible ways the grip of the dark upon the light.

As I refer to the main elements of human “self”, I try to avoid using the distorted connotations of the human psychological lexicon. So here is my simplified version:

The “upper self” would refer to that portion of your human awareness that is most aware of and desirous of moving into a mode of ascended or higher consciousness.

The “middle self” would refer to that portion that is most involved with the ego-personality-self, the “you” most tend to identify with. 

The “lower self” would refer to that portion that is most involved with your physical and body existence.

These are not tightly defined layers. They overlap and have numerous energetic and emotional/psychological bridges between them.  It is a cleverly constructed control system.

Conscious participation in your own process can lead to a more complete you in the ascension process, including the levels of the body consciousness that identify as a “self”.
As you move beyond the psycho-social control belief systems, there are those belief systems that relate to suppressed early memories and the body or lower self consciousness that at its lower levels operates at a simple animal level. At the deeper levels are the cellular atomic impulses that generally are neutral, although they can be programmed or influenced by thoughts. While many psycho-spiritual teachings set-up or reinforce outright antagonism between the aspiring human self and its lower levels of consciousness, it is preferable and possible to gain the cooperation and participation of these levels. Especially as more of you becomes aware from the “correction energies” and your own efforts of shaking loose from the dark.

There is the nearly seamless interface between aspects of your soul being and your nascent human self that involves your growth and development from birth.
As you move into adulthood, social conditioning usually suppresses conscious knowledge of your true nature before birth and you think of yourself as a separate and isolated “I”.  Part of this problem also rests in the interface between the middle human self and the levels of the body self.

I will be discussing this more in the next Update.

It is time for each of us to be attending to our own completions here to be better prepared for what is next for each of us. This also means completing or dismissing any “unfinished business” we have or imagine we have in this realm.

Pay attention to your increasing freedom from “invisible” dark interferences, most of which you are not aware of, nor were you ever expected to. Your higher self is asking the human “you” what you have learned, what is your contribution to the greater collective “you”?  Do not dwell in personal or collective fears or on the pain and suffering here, rather dwell in what you have learned. Perhaps you, your awakening human self, is “the one” who holds an important key to the further development of your greater being.

Find ways to ease your own social-material existence. Be clear and conscious of what are you doing and why. Follow through with your own “completions” to your human existence and your assessment of your own human and spiritual experiences being, as well as what you have learned from the sweep of collective human experience.

As the Light connection grows, the “fear factor” will diminish. Call in the “correction energies” through the space between your atoms and as well as through your higher soul being.

Cultivate qualities of high cosmic love vibration in your human fields and send it up to your higher levels as they will reciprocate setting up a flow of higher energies. The “Crystal Body” exercises described in GA:News aids in improving your human field integrity as well as to establish greater connection and integrity with your higher levels.

It is after all the human self that is of greatest concern here as there is the potential for the awakened human self to come into direct communion with higher oneness and takes its place as a core element with its larger soul being. There is the potential as well to form new relationships at the higher levels.

As all of “you” become are more clearly defined and less dissipated, then options as an evolving individuation of a larger being become more accessible. Even human embodiment takes on new meaning. Certain energetic structures that had importance or value will also change. Even the “crystal body”, once it has served its purpose in helping to “crystallize” your spiritual consciousness into a more complete energy matrix, may transform into a more unified field as part of its spiritual evolution.

So, call in all your “true light particles” or whatever descriptor works for you. Ask that the “correction energies” filter out any dark contamination.

This is related to calling together scattered or fragmented parts of your human self and your higher soul self. (I guess this lends new meaning to the expression, “pull yourself together”!)
Some have written that they have felt a distancing from higher self, but consider that the higher self/soul being has also been in need of help. Consider that without the benefit of the “correction energies” too many soul beings would remain laden with dark energies and unable to bring themselves into full integrity.

Some of written that they have found that they feel more a part of a greater being and thus very little sense of separation in their awareness.

Reflect upon the discussion of the general system of your human and soul body described in the “Crystal Body” and other material that we have provided.
Consider that you, the spiritually awakened human “you”, could form a vital and long-missing element to your greater soul being. Also consider that you, the human you, when spiritually awakened, could form the nucleus for a new type of spiritual being.

Consider that a small portion of a small portion of humans are well “in process” and this can have a rapid and profound effect on so many more. This would be consistent with what we anticipated in 2007 and 2008 when writing on the variations to the ascension and transformation process. First some, then many more, and a collective capacity can grow rapidly for transformational change. Do not concern yourself with distorted notions of “critical mass”, these notions have little or no relevance to the process that is underway.

The personal question for all of us is why we are doing (or not doing) whatever it is that we are about in this world, especially so given the nascent spiritual awakening we are a part of. 

An even greater question is how we are each attending to our spiritual evolution and so better able to contribute to the evolution of creation.

All my best to you each and everyone!

Alex

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