Many of us believe that our incarnation at the time of the great shift of the ages is no cosmic accident. With team light & team dark each vying for the collective souls of humanity I believe that source has marshaled it’s most adept spiritual masters & warriors to incarnate at this time. We didn’t come here to be spectators. We are here to act on behalf of humanity and earth as agents of change; to restore balance and freedom. We’re not born obnoxious, greedy & violent – those things are bred and programmed into us to prevent us from remembering who we really are, and what we’re here to accomplish. Each of us incarnates here with two objectives. First there are those things we came here to learn on our quest for enlightenment, and then there is something we came here to do, a service to perform; our personal spiritual mission.
As for the “time” between incarnations; it is divided into twelve different states. Immediately following the transition called death, the spirit moves sequentially through six after death states. The first of these is a kind of recess, a time to acclimate to the transition, a time to let the memory begin to recover. Following the rest period there are five more after death states to traverse, having to do with reviewing the just ended life, and assessing the lessons learned, and so forth. The next six states are pre-birth states; and as such are geared to assist in preparing for another incarnation. It is within these six phases that we choose what gender we will be, what race, who our parents will be, and the things we are going back to learn.
As previously stated, there is also group reincarnation which essentially is like-minded kindred spirits moving thru time together, usually with a specific agenda in mind.
Awesome, but these guys have way too much time on their hands…
The video was filmed in a two story warehouse, in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA. The “machine” was designed and built by the band, along with members of Syyn Labs ( http://syynlabs.com/ ) over the course of several months.
“I am the Mother and the Child. I, God, I matter am.”
“… the genius and uniqueness of Virgo is that it produces the form
as well as stimulates the life within that form and, therefore,
nourishes and energises two lives simultaneously.”
In exoteric astrology, Virgo is known as precise, meticulous, perfectionist, a nurturer and healer, discriminating and analytical but also critical and fault-finding. These are all traits of the developing mind of humanity. Yet later,
“The mind, under the influence of Virgo, which has been analytical and critical, changes to that quality of mind … illumination and revelation. The Christ [or soul] to whom the Virgin must eventually give birth, is recognised as present in the womb, though not yet born. Life is recognised. The process of the revelation of the Christ consciousness is carried intelligently forward and the selfish aspirations and experiments of the undeveloped man give place to the selflessness of the illumined and intuitive disciple.”
The Moon, Cancer and Virgo have always been associated with the “feminine” and the the word Virgo is a corruption of an Atlantean word concerning the mother principle. Atlantis at that time was a matriarchy, just as in this current cycle, the world is emerging from thousands of years of patriarchy.
As this Aquarian Age waxes in strength, the swing of the pendulum will see the re-emergence of the feminine, bringing balance and harmony to this ravaged planet. Virgo, as the polar opposite of this late Piscean cycle, is paving the way for awareness of the Divine Feminine.
|“Urusvati treasures thought about the Mother of the World. Women’s movements have a special significance for the immediate future. These movements should be understood not as an assertion of supremacy, but as the establishment of justice. Much has been said about co-measurement and equilibrium; precisely for the realization of this principle must the full rights of women be strengthened. One should not think that this will benefit only women; it will promote world equilibrium, and thus is necessary for harmonious evolution.“ (Agni Yoga Series: Supermundane I, 38.)|
It is noteworthy that the word “ravage” is related to “ravish”, used to describe, “carrying off a woman by force”. The patriarchal male-dominated corporate culture continues to greedily ravish Mother Earth’s resources, with no regard for the consequences – which the planet is already reaping; it is teetering upon the precipice of environmental destruction – yet the required changes in behaviour are not coming quickly enough.
Perhaps the world is seeing the re-emergence of the Amazonian women warriors of Atlantean times to combat this menace – in the form of the many environmental groups on the planet.
We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, Time for Progressives to Grow Up
AMERKA! AMERIKA! AMERIKA!
Asset forfeiture is an extraordinarily powerful law enforcement tool that allows the government to take cash and property without pressing criminal charges and then requires the owners to prove their possessions were legally acquired.
After the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, the government called on police to become the eyes and ears of homeland security on America’s highways.
Local officers, county deputies and state troopers were encouraged to act more aggressively in searching for suspicious people, drugs and other contraband. The departments of Homeland Security and Justice spent millions on police training.
The effort succeeded, but it had an impact that has been largely hidden from public view: the spread of an aggressive brand of policing that has spurred the seizure of hundreds of millions of dollars in cash from motorists and others not charged with crimes, a Washington Post investigation found. Thousands of people have been forced to fight legal battles that can last more than a year to get their money back.
Behind the rise in seizures is a little-known cottage industry of private police-training firms that teach the techniques of “highway interdiction” to departments across the country.
One of those firms created a private intelligence network known as Black Asphalt Electronic Networking & Notification System that enabled police nationwide to share detailed reports about American motorists — criminals and the innocent alike — including their Social Security numbers, addresses and identifying tattoos, as well as hunches about which drivers to stop.
Many of the reports have been funneled to federal agencies and fusion centers as part of the government’s burgeoning law enforcement intelligence systems — despite warnings from state and federal authorities that the information could violate privacy and constitutional protections.
A thriving subculture of road officers on the network now competes to see who can seize the most cash and contraband, describing their exploits in the network’s chat rooms and sharing “trophy shots” of money and drugs. Some police advocate highway interdiction as a way of raising revenue for cash-strapped municipalities.
“As far as the LEAR Asset Management doing raids I want to clearly say the sheriff’s office has never hired LEAR Asset Management to eradicate marijuana and go on people’s land.” He added later, “Blackwater doesn’t work in Mendocino County.”
Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman told more than 100 people in Laytonville Sunday, Aug. 31, that he would come to the aid of medical cannabis growers if helicopter vigilantes raided them.
Butch Small, a Potter Valley man, told the sheriff that he was detained on August 5 by men who dropped from helicopters near his home. After seeing the men hovering above a friend’s property, Small drove to her land check on her well-being. She was not there, but two men “popped out of the bushes,” pointed two 40-caliber pistols in his face and refused to give him their names or IDs, pointing only to the word “police” printed on their thermal underwear. They threatened to raid his garden if he did not give them his name and identification.
Another audience member, who declined to use her name for fear of reprisals, told the sheriff that law enforcement officials, not just vigilantes, were “terrorizing” families in Mendocino County.
“I am here to represent the women and children and grandmothers that have come to me in tears, “ she said, “Broken from being arrested and terrorized by having their children threatened and guns pointed at their children and taken away by CPS.
“There is trauma here, Sheriff,” sobbed the woman. “We are in deep trouble. We need you to protect us. How do you get to a phone when you’re being raided? Do your deputies know the difference between a medical grow and a commercial grow? Can you protect us? Can you do that for us? We are being terrorized. There is a fear of retaliation and of speaking out. “
(heck,I can do that with my .306!)
Does anyone CARE before it is too late and radiation spreads for thousands and thousands and thousands of years?? Anyone?
From Former U.S. Labor Secretary: “College is a Ridiculous Waste of Money…Back to manual labor our children go…
Technician jobs are growing in importance. As digital equipment replaces the jobs of routine workers and lower-level professionals, technicians are needed to install, monitor, repair, test, and upgrade all the equipment.
Hospital technicians are needed to monitor ever more complex equipment that now fills medical centers; office technicians, to fix the hardware and software responsible for much of the work that used to be done by secretaries and clerks.
Automobile technicians are in demand to repair the software that now powers our cars; manufacturing technicians, to upgrade the numerically controlled machines and 3-D printers that have replaced assembly lines; laboratory technicians, to install and test complex equipment for measuring results; telecommunications technicians, to install, upgrade, and repair the digital systems linking us to one another.
Technology is changing so fast that knowledge about specifics can quickly become obsolete. That’s why so much of what technicians learn is on the job.
But to be an effective on-the-job learner, technicians need basic knowledge of software and engineering, along the domain where the technology is applied – hospitals, offices, automobiles, manufacturing, laboratories, telecommunications, and so forth.
Yet America isn’t educating the technicians we need. As our aspirations increasingly focus on four-year college degrees, we’ve allowed vocational and technical education to be downgraded and denigrated.
Will you be replaced by a machine? There’s nearly a 50-50 chance, according to a recent study by Oxford University researchers who found that 47% of the labor market in the US alone is at risk of being mechanized out of existence. Approximately 702 jobs thus far held by humans are now threatened by non-humans, as we were reminded by a widely shared report on the study this week.
(this company makes all the Ipads, Iphones, etc..)
(come this Winter hay and alfalfa prices will continue North plus the culling of the herds means meat prices will be going North even faster, once excess inventory is gone through. Got Food?)
Point Reyes dairy farmer John Taylor has cut the size of his herd by a third since the California drought started, and unless sufficient rainfall arrives by December, he will have to sell more of his 400 cows and calves.
“On December 1, we’re going to evaluate the rainfall and based on that we may have to make some more tough decisions,” said Taylor, a six-generation dairy farmer. Like Taylor, other Marin dairy operators, ranchers and farmers are all looking to the sky and hoping for some relief in the months to come.
“The drought has had a two-fold punch; it’s not just that there is a lack of water,” said David Lewis, a farm adviser with the University of California Cooperative Extension. Lewis said because much of the western United States is experiencing unusually dry conditions, the cost of hay has skyrocketed.
Sam Dolcini, a rancher and president of the Marin County Farm Bureau, said, “We’re dealing with historically high hay prices on top of historically low precipitation because of the drought.”
Hunt & Behrens, a hay supplier in Petaluma, is currently charging $308 per ton for hay fed to beef cattle; a year ago it was charging $217 per ton, said John Martin, a retail manager there. Martin said top-of-the-line hay fed to dairy cows is selling for $338 per ton, up from $252 per ton a year ago.
Nevertheless, Taylor said the last time he purchased hay he paid $400 per ton.
Dolcini said he has also cut the size of his beef cattle herd.
“We and everyone I know of in the beef business is running between 10 and 20 percent fewer animals this year because of the drought conditions,” Dolcini said.
Stewart & Lynda Resnick: The Beverly Hills billionaires own a chunk of farmland in Southern California that’s larger than four San Franciscos. It includes Paramount Farming Company, the world’s largest pistachio and almond growing and processing operation, and Paramount Citrus, the country’s leading producer of fresh citrus. The couple also owns Fiji Water, Pom Wonderful, and Teleflora, the nation’s largest flower delivery business. In the 1990s the Resnicks gained control of what was originally meant to be a state-owned water storage bank; it now sells water back to the state at a premium.
“There is horrible gridlock in family farm transition today,” explains Ptak. “There is a group of dedicated young people who want to farm. There are highly productive farms that need new owners to produce needed healthy, locally produced food. The barrier is access to capital.”
We’re losing our family farmers faster than we can replace them
Stories like this are becoming more and more common. Today, the average age of the American farmer is 58 years old. And, according to the 2012 Census of Agriculture, 19 percent of farms—including very small hobby farms—are operated by farmers over the age of 65. Most of them are likely to retire in the next 20 years. Couple that with the fact that only about six percent of farmers are under the age of 35. Many people are worried that small-scale family farms—once a paragon of the American dream—will soon die out as farmland falls into the hands of corporate food production companies and other large-scale development.
The “Snowden Effect” was coined by Charles Pierce in a piece under that headline in Esquire’s politics blog on June 10, 2013. It was quickly latched onto by Team Greenbacks to describe all of the knock-on effects from Snowden’s “Revelations” (TM): the effect on other would-be whistleblowers who might be spurred into action by Snowden’s example, the reporters who are motivated to uncover other aspects of the story because of the attention Snowden’s story puts on government spying, the official admissions of programs and policies that would have otherwise remained hidden to the public. Given the virtues of this spin-off effect, Team Greenbacks argues, the Snowden story becomes by its very nature the most important whistleblowing story in the history of national security reporting.
Or something like that. Perhaps it was possible to make such an argument in June 2013, but here we are in September 2014 and, much as it burns in the pits of the stomachs of Team Greenbacks, it looks like Team Security State is right this time. The “public conversation” that was supposed to occur as a result of these leaks really has long since turned to more pressing matters, like hacked celebrity nude photos and the start of the NFL season.
Greenwald, for his part, has held back original reporting to help sell his book on the events, done a 180 degree about-face on the integrity of the folks at Sony Pictures after they bought the rights to his movie, lied about the details of his partner’s detention at Heathrow Airport, cheerfully gone to work for (and subsequently defended) a man with multiple business relationships to the NSA and its contractors and who has been involved in “democracy promotion” in Ukraine, and carefully chosen the subjects of his supposed “fireworks” story to minimize the outrage it would generate,
With friends like these, why do liberty lovers need enemies?
We can argue this philosophically, by discussing the Panopticon effect. A “panopticon” is a type of perfect prison designed by English philosopher Jeremy Bentham in the 18th century. The prison has a central guard tower and an outer ring of prison cells with windows on the outside, so that light shines inward (toward the guard tower). The set-up of the prison allows the guards to observe every prisoner in every cell without the prisoners observing the guards. As a result, the prisoners-always feeling like they are being watched but never knowing if they are-start to act as if they are being watched. They begin to self-censor. It is not difficult to see how this could apply to the Snowden case. Here we have the alphabet soup agencies who may or may not be watching everything you do on the internet at any given moment. Are you really going to re-tweet that funny meme making fun of the TSA patdowns? Are you really going to post that new Corbett Report video to your Facebook wall? After all, it could land you on a terror watch list. You might as well self-censor!
But don’t take my word for it. Take Snowden’s. He has been remarkably consistent in admitting that this was never about stopping the NSA (or, incidentally, the CIA, or any of the other dozens of alphabet soup agencies), from doing any of this.
He has declared “For me, in terms of personal satisfaction, the mission’s already accomplished,” adding “I didn’t want to change society. I wanted to give society a chance to determine if it should change itself.”
He has demanded that the documents should only be published “in coordination with government stakeholders.” As a result, we know at least one story was delayed at the request of the government and others have been redacted by the reporters themselves in anticipation of government concerns.
He has reminded the world that before he was an NSA contractor (and after he was a special forces “dropout”) he was a trained CIA spy, “pretending to work in a job that I’m not – and even being assigned a name that was not mine.”
He has berated former CIA whistleblowers, claiming “Leaking CIA documents can actually harm people.”
He has insisted on holding back the bulk of the documents that he supposedly took (however many that’s supposed to be, anyway), so much so that Greenwald has admitted that “we have had tens of thousands of documents for over a year and only a tiny percentage of those have been released at his [Snowden’s] insistence.”
(From our Nobel “Peace Prize” Winning President.. To WAR We Go, Rows on Rows, Crosses on Crosses. There is so much money for endless wars, but none for our schools, homeless and hungry? Where is the outrage?..oh yea, football season has started.)
Obama: U.S. Aims to “Degrade and Destroy” Islamic State
Biden: U.S. Will Follow ISIS “to Gates of Hell”
Another attempted “suicided”???