TNT - Destaques da programação de 03 a 09 de Julho   
Destaques da programação TNT. (Imagem/Divulgação)
Confira os destaques da programação do canal TNT de 03 a 09 de Julho. O filme Malévola, com Angelina Jolie, é destaque na programação.

Domingo, 9 de julho, às 21h30

TNT Megafilm

Malévola - (Maleficent, 2014) Aventura, EUA, 10 anos. Direção: Robert Stromberg. Com Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning. Sinopse: Baseado no conto da Bela Adormecida, conhecemos melhor o passado da famosa vilã Malévola. Antes uma bela e ingênua jovem de asas negras e chifres, Malévola levava uma vida pacífica como protetora dos Moors, reino encantado no meio da floresta. Desde pequena, essa garota mantém a paz entre os reinos, até se apaixonar pelo garoto Stefan. Os dois iniciam um romance, mas Stefan tem a ambição de se tornar líder do reino vizinho e abandona Malévola, traindo-a de forma cruel no processo. Malévola então se torna uma mulher vingativa e amarga, que decide amaldiçoar a filha recém-nascida de Stefan, Aurora. Com o passar dos anos, Malévola começa a ficar confusa em relação a seus sentimentos pela jovem e pura princesa e o encontro das duas promete mudar a vida dos dois reinos para sempre.

Segunda-feira, 3 de julho, às 20h55

Minha Mãe É Uma Peça – (2013) Comédia, Brasil, 12 anos. Direção: André Pellenz. Com Paulo Gustavo, Rodrigo Pandolfo, Mariana Xavier Sinopse: Dona Hermínia é uma mãe divorciada que resolve sair de casa após se decepcionar com os seus três filhos: Marcelina, Juliano e Garib. Durante uma conversa, eles dizem que a consideram insuportável e decide passar uns dias com sua tia Zélia. Durante esse tempo, fala sobre a relação com cada um deles Dona Hermínia é uma mãe divorciada que, um dia, Ela vai para o apartamento de sua tia Zélia esfriar a cabeça e repensar a vida. Os filhos, sozinhos em casa, a princípio apreciam a liberdade, mas depois veem que não é fácil ficar longe da mãe.

Terça-feira, 4 de julho, às 22h30

TNT Megafilm

Depois da Terra – (After Earth, 2013) Aventura - Ação, EUA, 12 anos. Direção: M. Night Shyamalan. Com Jaden Smith, David Denman, Will Smith Sinopse: Há mais de mil anos, um cataclismo tornou a Terra um lugar hostil e forçou os humanos a se refugiarem no planeta Nova Prime. Depois de enfrentar diversas missões especiais em nome da humanidade contra a raça alienígena conhecida como S'krell, o general Cypher Raige retorna à sua família e ao filho de treze anos. Entretanto, antes de se aposentar, uma chuva de asteroides faz com que a nave onde pai e filho estavam caia na Terra. Cypher fica muito ferido e cabe ao adolescente Kitai Raige seguir as ordens do veterano, aprender a encontrar água, comida e mantê-los vivos para conseguirem sair do planeta dominado por espécies ameaçadoras, evoluídas para eliminar a raça humana. Para piorar, um S'krell que havia sido capturado está à solta na selva.

Quarta-feira, 5 de julho, às 21h40

Riddick 3 – (Riddick, 2013) Ação, Inglaterra, 16 anos. Direção: David Twohy. Com Vin Diesel, Katee Sackhoff, Karl Urban. Sinopse: Riddick, o homem mais procurado da galáxia, foi abandonado à própria morte em um planeta habitado apenas por animais selvagens. Ele deseja retornar ao seu planeta natal, mas precisa encontrar um jeito de sobreviver. Quando dois grupos de mercenários chegam ao planeta, com o objetivo de capturar Riddick, ele passa a usá-los a seu favor na tentativa de escapar.

Quinta-feira, 6 de julho, às 22h30

TNT Nitro

Alvo Duplo – (Bullet To The Head, 2012) Ação, EUA, 16 anos. Direção: Walter Hill. Com Sylvester Stallone, Sung Kang, Sarah Shahi, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jason Momoa, Christian Slater. Sinopse: Vingança é um desejo. Após uma traição, um matador de aluguel de Nova Orleans tem o seu parceiro morto. Para encontrar o assassino, ele decide colaborar com um policial. Mas sua filha é sequestrada, e a busca se torna tão desesperada que inclui balas e até lutas com machados.

Sexta-feira, 7 de julho, às 22h30

Caçada Mortal – (A Walk Among The Tombstones, 2014) Suspense - Dama, EUA, 16 anos. Direção: Frank Scott. Com Liam Neeson, Patrick Mcdade, Maurice Compte. Sinopse: O detetive particular Matthew Scudder é um ex-policial que trabalha com os mais variados casos em Nova York e, muitas vezes, age fora da lei. Ex-alcóolatra, Matthew é assombrado por uma tragédia do passado, afinal, em 1991, mata dois ladrões, mas não consegue impedir que uma garotinha de sete anos morra no tiroteio, o que o obriga a se aposentar. Oito anos depois do incidente, com certa relutância, aceita ajudar um traficante de drogas que está atrás dos homens que sequestraram e mataram sua esposa. Quando sua investigação começa, imagina não passar de nada além de uma vingança, mas não demora muito para que Matt descubra que o procurado já havia cometido este tipo de crime. Aos poucos, revela uma conspiração que coloca diversas outras pessoas em risco.

Especial Bem-Vindo a Hogwarts

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Sábado, 8 de julho, a partir das 13h10

Em celebração aos 20 anos de lançamento do 1º livro de uma das sagas mais amadas no mundo, a TNT preparou mais um especial com os filmes do Harry Potter. Aproveite a sua tarde de sábado para acompanhar Harry, Hermione e Rony enfrentando perigos e forças malignas no mundo mágico criado por J.K. Rowling!

Serão 4 filmes na sequência a partir das 13h10: Harry Potter e a Pedra Filosofal | Harry Potter e a Câmara Secreta | Harry Potter e O Cálice de Fogo | Harry Potter e o Enigma do Príncipe.

          Livro analisa paralelo entre mapas da Terra Média com País de Gales e Inglaterra   
O autor Steve Ponty nos leva a um olhar particular sobre metodologia de elaboração de mapas de J.R.R. Tolkien, em Middle – Earth in Magic Mirror Maps… of the Wilderland in Wales… of the Shire in England. Este trabalho é um novo olhar para os mapas do Wilderland para com O Hobbit , que levou à descoberta […]
          Join the Co-op in July!   

There’s a lot to love about being a co-op member-owner! Join us! In addition to being part of an organization that supports local small farmers, products made locally, a thriving local economy, fair trade, earth-friendly products, sustainable living practices, universal access to healthy food you will also enjoy: a FREE slice of cake on your […]

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          ERA OF LIGHT – God’s Message – Breathe In New Vision   
Behold the Glory that you are filled with. Look up. Keep your attention high. Let your mind soar. Love the Earth. Love the ground your feet walk on. Love the flowers. Love the dirt. Love it all. Relish this Earth that I have given to you for Joy just as it appears. If you were … Continue reading "ERA OF LIGHT – God’s Message – Breathe In New Vision"
          INELIA BENZ – Are You Waiting for the Event? – Well, it happened — Enigmatic Healing Blog – 7-1-17   
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          The Elephant in the Sky – Chemtrails, Contrails and Climate Engineering — Openhearted Rebel – 7-1-17   
Climate engineering, commonly referred to as geoengineering, is the “deliberate and large-scale intervention in the Earth’s climatic system with the aim of affecting adverse global warming.” via The Elephant in the Sky: Chemtrails, Contrails and Climate Engineering — Openhearted Rebel via The Elephant in the Sky: Chemtrails, Contrails and Climate Engineering — Openhearted Rebel — Blue … Continue reading "The Elephant in the Sky – Chemtrails, Contrails and Climate Engineering — Openhearted Rebel – 7-1-17"
          Field Engineer- Earthworks- Contract - Cenovus Energy - Christina Lake, AB   
Provide engineering recommendations and support during the planning and the execution phases of all projects managed by the Civil/Earthworks group Monitor...
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          US Government Prepares For 'Space Weather Event' As NASA Warns "Solar Minimum Is Coming"   

Via StockBoardAsset.com,

A new report and video out from NASA about the upcoming ‘solar minimum’ has been published. The report titled ‘Solar Minimum is Coming’ outlines every 11-years, the sun oscillates from a solar minimum to a maximum. Today, the sun is called “solar minimum,” says Dean Pesnell of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. “And it’s a regular part of the sunspot cycle”. The sun is heading towards a solar minimum where the sunspot count will be relatively low.

The report goes on to say, “while intense activity such as sunspots and solar flares subside during solar minimum, that doesn’t mean the sun becomes dull. Solar activity simply changes form”. During a solar minimum, we can expect more space weather events called coronal holes.

According to the report, coronal holes are vast regions of the sun’s atmosphere where the sun’s magnetic field opens up and allows streams of solar particles to escape the sun as fast solar wind.

Pesnell says “We see these holes throughout the solar cycle, but during solar minimums, they can last for a long time – six months or more”. Solar particles from coronal holes are then ejected towards earth’s magnetic field causing space weather events.

Space weather refers to the environmental conditions in Earth’s magnetosphere, ionosphere and thermosphere due to the Sun and the solar wind that can influence the functioning and reliability of spaceborne and ground-based systems and services or endanger property or human health.

Meanwhile, The White House in October 2016 quietly passed through an Executive Order— “Coordinating Efforts to Prepare the Nation for Space Weather Events”. 

Here is snippet of section 1 of the executive order:   

Space weather events, in the form of solar flares, solar energetic particles, and geomagnetic disturbances, occur regularly, some with measurable effects on critical infrastructure systems and technologies, such as the Global Positioning System (GPS), satellite operations and communication, aviation, and the electrical power grid. Extreme space weather events — those that could significantly degrade critical infrastructure — could disable large portions of the electrical power grid, resulting in cascading failures that would affect key services such as water supply, healthcare, and transportation. Space weather has the potential to simultaneously affect and disrupt health and safety across entire continents. Successfully preparing for space weather events is an all-of-nation endeavor that requires partnerships across governments, emergency managers, academia, the media, the insurance industry, non-profits, and the private sector.

Back in April 2017, we wrote an article titled ‘Yesterday’s Broad Power Outage Likely Caused By Geomagnetic Storm‘. While everyone thought terrorism was to blame, we correctly pointed out that large power failures in major US cities was due to an intense geomagnetic storm registering 8-10 on K-Planetary Index.

Conclusion: Our fragile nation is not adequately prepared for space weather events as highlighted in the recent Exec Order.

Frankly, this should of been done years ago, but it appears that our nation will soon deal with the consequences such as April 2017 power failures in major US-cities. Couple the solar minimum period with The Fourth Turning in the west, and we’re staring at the perfect cocktail for self-destruction of an empire. Perhaps, the downfall of America is not some external threat that the mainstream media makes you believe, but in actuality, it’s an implosion from with-in. It’s happened to the greatest empires that have attempted to rule our planet, why not now? 

Don’t believe me? Here are various minimums verse the rise and fall of Chinese Dynasties

 
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Addendum: one reader noted the deja vu divergence once again between declining sunspot activity and surging stock prices... did not end well last time...

          Back to earth with a THUD   
In the past week I've had a rather severe writing reality check. My multi-page rejection and then the win in the First Kiss (which I'd thrown together a few days prior to the closing date) had me in a rather arrogant state of mind. Surely finalling in contests and subsequent requests was now merely a formality?

Well, as it turns out - no it's isn't :) Is started off well - I've finalled in all the contests I've entered this year until the Clendon. And then I didn't final in the Clendon.

Or get Highly Commended.
Or even Commended.
(BTW approx 25 people either finalled, were highly commended or commended)

I haven't come any less than 8th in a competition since 2007, so to not even be in the top 50% was a serious blow to my ego. It hurt. I also seriously regretted my Clendon posts - I mean, now blogland knows I failed! I suck, and my book sucks.

Fortunately, I got over that sookiness pretty quickly (thank you to my writing friends who dealt with my sookfest).

Then I found out my placing in a contest (that hasn't been formally announced yet). I didn't place - but that wasn't the problem. I didn't get a request :( So, this new book that has finalled in everything it's entered (okay, 3 contests, but "everything" sounds more impressive!) isn't worthy of even a request for a partial. Ouch.

But - I have a new plan:
  1. FINALLY finish partial and submit (I do have a request for it from the FK comp -I'll need to do a considerable re-write)
  2. Start something new and enter Romance Is Not Dead
Romance Is Not Dead terrifies me. I am a softie at the best of times, and potential public humiliation does not appeal. But - it will push me to write something new, and gives me a reward for finishing that damn partial.

With my new Humble Leah hat on, I don't expect to even final - I have no doubt that the competition will be huge and of a very high quality.

But still - worth a shot, right?
          NCAOR Recruitment 2017, Mechanic, Electrician   
NCAOR Recruitment 2017:

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          Heart Of Skiing – Ep. 3   
In episode 3 we get to know Abraham Cain. Abraham is a simple, down to earth, god loving aspiring olympic slopestyle skier.   Created, Directed & Produced by Steve Stepp (@stevestepp) https://www.instagram.com/stevestepp/ https://www.facebook.com/SteveSteppSkier/ https://www.youtube.com/user/SteveSStepp Lead Cinematographer: Paul Braunstein Abraham Cain … Continued
          Earthwork Superintendent - Kiewit Corporation - British Columbia   
Scheduling equipment and subcontractors (graders, excavators, loaders). Kiewit is one of North America's largest and most respected construction and engineering...
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          GeekList Item: Item for Geeklist "3 Day Auction (shipping $10 total no matter how many games you win)"    

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An item Board Game: Journey to the Center of the Earth has been added to the geeklist 3 Day Auction (shipping $10 total no matter how many games you win)
          When Is The Earth Farthest From The Sun? The Answer May Surprise You!   

It's summer, and it's hot out! That must mean the Sun is close to the Earth, right? Not so fast! Learn more.

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          Radial Hydrogenic Wavefunction Mathematica   
21 - Bernard Thomas Roudeix March 3, 2011

Play issue 1
Guest: Bernard-Thomas Roudeix, painter, sculptor and ceramist "art disfigurement," the fierce and joyous sensibility in the wake of Bacon, Dubuffet and Tapies, for his exhibition "Canvas Earth: Portrait of a tear," February 3 to March 6, 2011 at Space Gallery SEL Sèvres (Hauts-de-Seine).

Play the 2nd Part
          How To Repair A Torn Couch   
Lures & Revolutions

What happens in the Maghreb, Egypt is probably a prelude, predators waiting for their time: these insurgencies are for them, as once were the struggles of American countries South, a field of experimentation. Become cumbersome, the Ben Ali Mubarak and other (member of the International Socialist! As DSK, as Ségolène!) Will be replaced by Democrats on their own blessed by the IMF and technocrats dismal. As we will rely on the current economic system will not change anything in depth because it is the source of deadly disturbances of humanity as a whole.

All cases we defend not they come here? Address the profound evil does he not return to drastically change my lifestyle? Give yourself the luxury of denying that the neighbors poor, hitherto ignored, can live decently. Solidarity that is shared, like bread, like a handshake, like a poem, like ideas and wealth too. Let's start by sweeping our doorstep. Globalization? I felt like an illusion, an ideology of standardization and formatting of the masses. An insurgency is not a revolution: the first is the result of a situation had become intolerable while the second, in essence, is the long term, by mobilizing more than the civic conscience which should be central to any process and any political action. The game of global governance that is taking place is to discredit political thought (which has nothing to do with an ideological construct). Let us not forget that capitalism is the result of an ideology (with its strategies, policy makers and police), and in this respect is comparable to Stalinism which was only a state capitalism totalitarian. And this is capitalism, we do not too worried, is not it, when rampant in the Arab and African held an iron fist by dictators orders of multinational corporations, guided by foreign secret services. Dream holiday in Hammamet Marrakech or for a nominal price, which in the wings, has a price in human lives.

unbridled consumption, a synonym for huge profits, which suck the vast majority of people, today revealed its limitations and the risks it is incurring imminent future generations. Market forces, as we bombard the singers of the single thought, were only dressing a hateful ideology has continued to crush the living beauty of the values common to all cultures.

" That the Earth is pretty " said the poet Armand Robin, "No need also flowers!"


G. Hadey
          ERC Team Manager - Client Services - Amazon Dev Center India - Hyderabad - Hyderabad, Telangana   
Carrying out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Amazon policies and procedures; Amazon.com strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company...
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          3.1 magnitude earthquake rocks area in northern Oklahoma   
HELENA, Okla. (AP) -- An earthquake has shaken part of northwestern Oklahoma....
          Water Avenue Coffee   
I love my city; I really do.  However, I occasionally encounter something so preposterously Portland that I'm not sure whether to chuckle or cringe.  Such was the case when not one, but two, gentlemen were lounging on Water Avenue Coffee's comfortable sofas in their bicycle helmets.  Chin straps buckled.  You are unlikely to find many fashion tips in this blog, but here is one: it's hard to pull off wearing a helmet inside.  I am guessing Brad Pitt would never have been cast in Fight Club if he'd ever been seen wearing a helmet inside.  On the other hand, I am often wrong in matters of fashion, and it's undeniable that, in the event of a major earthquake or nuclear attack, the guys in the helmets will have the last laugh.

And, judging by the twenty or so bikes parked outside on that same morning, two wheels are apparently the best way to arrive at Water Avenue.  It's hip in a very hip neighborhood that includes Hair of the Dog, Bunk Bar, ClarkLewis and Boke Bowl.  Inside, it's warm and cozy in an underfinished industrial way, and they are pulling superb espresso shots (I recall them making that espresso on a Synesso machine, but their website prominently features a high tech Nuova Simonelli).  Pastries and sandwiches looked tasty.  The staff is friendly and casual.



Water Avenue's signature blend, which is used at several other great coffee places around town, is called El Toro.  It's described on their website as "dark chocolate, sweet peanut butter, bright cherry, woodsy."  I had some trouble finding the peanut butter, but there is definitely a nice cherry flavor, and the coffee finishes with a citrusy sweetness.


          3.1 magnitude earthquake rocks area in northern Oklahoma   

HELENA, Okla. (AP) — An earthquake has shaken part of northwestern Oklahoma. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 3.1 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 6:50 a.m. Saturday more than 10 miles (16 kilometers) northeast of Helena in Alfalfa County. The earthquake was recorded at a depth of about 3 miles (5 kilometers). No damage or […]
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I came here to rant. As a 5 year customer of Trustco, I'm fed up. I really tried to give them a chance but they shouldn't even be mentioned on this site. Trustco has to be the worst bank I've ever had. I've just switched to Sefcu today to end the misery. Frankly I really don't know why I've banked with them this long in the first place. Where do I start? Don't use their online banking. Its a joke. It's never accurate. They keep changing my balances, and then say oh its a glitch in the system. Yeah, its a glitch in trustco. Why on earth do you have online banking if it isn't accurate!!! Maybe back in medival times Trustco may have been a great bank if you balance your account with pen and paper. But anything online they can't handle! I paid my mortgage on time as usual via Trustco's online interface. Usually it takes 3-4 days. They decided to pay it a week and a half later causing my payment to be late. Way to go Trustco. This past weekend I checked my account online. It said I have 0 dollars. I can't use my card. I call them up to find out there is another glitch in the system. It wasn't fixed for 3 days. Then 5 days later I see 4 NSF charges on my account. Blasphemy! How do you do that to your customers!!! Anywho. I finally came to my senses and ditched that bank. I feel sorry for anyone who still uses it. Good riddance!
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          Favalias 0.6 available   

- You can use Favalias as a calculator since google has a new calculator function, so you can "evaluate math expressions (5+2*2, 2^20, sine(30 degrees), e^(i pi)+1), units of measure and conversions (100 miles in kilometers, 160 pounds * 4000 feet in Calories), and physical constants (1 a.u./c, G*mass, earth/radius of earth^2). You can also experiment with other numbering systems, including hexadecimal and binary (0x1A in decimal)".
- Change CommandLineParser to support ArrayList fields (so multiple arguments), and fix some bugs (optional parameters, default values, use of ":"...)
- You can specify the modifiers (ctrl, alt, shift, win) for your shortcut key (new project added : SystemHotKey ; KeyboardHook is removed).
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          Pre-diabetic or early diagnosis?   

Oh, also I finally saw 1 c-peptide test result.. it was on the paper the hospital gave us from his labs Thursday, all it said was L1.0... That's all.... what on earth does that mean?! No explanation was given or even mentioned at discharge.


          Let's Check The StarFleet Manual   
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          Earth Week 2017: RISE UP. BE THE CHANGE.   
On Tuesday April 18th to Friday April 21st, we have a very exciting line-up of activities for the campus to enjoy. Check out the poster below, or the chart for a more detailed explanation of events. Check back here to keep up to date on any changes to the schedule! We also have a bonus ...more about Earth Week 2017: RISE UP. BE THE CHANGE.
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          [uhindsv46]:How to better control the golf ball head - POCO空间(POCO.CN)   

Much better control provide simple weight training is golf-specific immediately about your body. If you strengthen your muscles, you improve functional strength which automatically gives more control and balance. Some people believe that cause weight training, you will feel to lose.


The mental game has several levels of depth as the human spirit. First, let’s discuss your rational mind and what has to do with course management. If you do not very often play, or even if, you maybe do a sense of awareness on the golf course in times; noticed not only if you notice that the birds or the wind blows – is more than that. Get in a zone of thinking like a pro. Funding your exact yardage, and the way the wind blows you know out of bounds is right, sand is said links, long bad, have a flier lie the air is short you hard and last time, seven a beat iron from the same place that you came up short. This intellectual address is just as important to the golf ball how beat the right Club. Intelligent people say that what determines how good are your good pictures isn’t a decent game, but rather how bad are your bad shots, need each action to increase your chance of success if a perfect shot not you met.
 
However none of these States of mind are accessible when they are created on a solid foundation of gratitude. What does that mean? Someone once said, “A good way is spoiled that golf.” It can be sure when you cultivate a mindset of gratitude not. If you take field to the first tee, all appreciate a minute, which will take place; a game with your friends for a few hours, the air smells fresh, you have to make 18 holes to you good shots and 19 hole if you need to drown a bad trip in a whisky sour. Regardless of anything are privileged, play for a few hours of life to spend one of the greatest games on Earth. If you really do feel in your body, that my friend is the fulfilment of your deepest level – the golfer’s soul.
 
Subscribe most teaching professionals, to the standard ball position theory, as do most players and the most professional golfer. This theory advocates the ball’s position according to the Club used change. If taken golf lessons or read my golf tips have, probably know with this theory.
 
A third consideration with ball position is weather. If it is windy, tee make the ball higher when you generate using the wind to loft are. The added loft allows the wind can the ball further wear. Tea you the ball to produce line in baseball by car if you shot a low against the wind, meeting with lower are. This type of shot cuts through the wind and rolling further than a shot with loft.
 
Much golf instruction is based on the standard theory. But not everyone per lesson in favour of it. David Leadbetter, taught numerous per golfer, Nick price, and several books written who offers a different approach. It is stressed he put in his golf instruction books. Like the standard theory, it makes sense.
 
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          Misleading Theories Lead People Astray - Gardening and Theology   
 Pirate Bugs are tiny enemies of aphids.

Dr. Lito Cruz blogged about scientists and their theories. That reminded me about the agricultural experts discovering aspects of Creation that eluded them for the last century.

Synthetic fertilizer will make plants grow better, especially when the correct NPK ratio is observed for the crops, which vary in their needs.Nitrogen can make a plant grow without producing fruit. Most of us have put lawn fertilizer on grass and noticed how it became greener and denser. Conclusion - man-made fertilizer is good, even though the pioneering scientist - Liebig - saw that the original outcomes were misleading and the theory wrong. Never-mind, he launched an international industry.

Justus Liebig is Mr. N-P-K.
Nitrogen-Phosphorus-Potassium.


Only recently, soil scientists have taken note of the essential work of soil fungus, whose strands are thinner than a human hair and invisible to the naked eye. Moreover, fungal contributions cannot be easily observed in a lab.

Likewise, organic growers re-discovered the value of manure, mulch, and compost. They had good results, but gave more credit to the larger creatures of the soil -  like earthworms - than to the fungus they could not see. One earthworm per shovel of soil was considered a key  measure of fertility.

Now the scientists realize soil fungus has many powerful effects:
Breaking down the most complex plant compounds, like wood and bark;
Distributing useful chemicals and water to plants;
Fighting plant disease.

The log rotting on top of the soil is feeding many plants, attracting soil creatures, perhaps sheltering a toad, and providing bugs for bird food.

Others have argued that cover crops are essential for renewing the soil, because 75% of the organic matter in soil comes from roots.

Since these results can be measured scientifically, it is easy to compare the Liebig theory with Creation. Whether one starts from

  1. The complex relationship of fungus and soil microbes, or
  2. Replacing toxins with beneficial insects, or 
  3. The regeneration of soil through cover crops, or 
  4. Abandoning the plow - 

Creation explains why those new approaches work so well, whether among Christian believers or not, for the sun shines equally on the just and the unjust.

Dr. Cruz' article reminds me of a professor who knocked us off our assumptions that something was true because everyone said it was. He would offer something from Judaism and then point out the exceptions. He let us plant our flags on everyone's established truth, then blew up the assumption. His final observation was: "Every Harvard graduate gives the same test - short answer, matching, and an essay question." And I thought, "That's my Old Testament professor from Augustana."

 Where do we find cell groups
instead of the Means of Grace? - Pietism.
Where do we find Justification by Faith
instead of UOJ? - Pietism


In Theology
What intrigued me about the WELS clergy in Columbus, Ohio was their smug ignorance and their utter hatred for Lutheran doctrine. Something had to explain how the entire cluster of congregations was running on hypocrisy, so utterly superior to everyone but doing exactly what ELCA, the LCMS, and the Pente-Babtists were doing. Albeit a day late and a dollar short.

The answer was - their complete disregard and contempt for the efficacy of the Word in the Means of Grace. At this point they have already caught up with the early ELCA's commitment to all things radical. The LCMS and WELS are tearing apart their own sects while celebrating the Reformation's 500th by saying, "Here We Stand in our CPH Stockings - Sign Up for a Charitable Annuity Trust from Thrivent."

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Posted on: 2017-07-01

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          A Two Hour Journal Of Bethesda's MMORPG   

The MMORPG genre and The Elder Scrolls series are known for being engrossing time sinks. Players pour hours into these worlds and still feel like they hardly scratched the surface. Bethesda is combining both game types with The Elder Scrolls Online, potentially creating an even bigger threat to fantasy fans’ calendars (and wallets). I played two hours of Zenimax Online Studio's ambitious title at a Gamescom 2013 preview event in Cologne, Germany. The time I spent exploring Bleakrock Village and clearing bandits from a mine flew by, so I kept a detailed journal to archive my experience.

9:00 a.m.

Bethesda representatives sit us down at our computer stations, explain the basics of character customization and skill distribution, then set us loose.

9:09 a.m.

I begin by selecting a male Dark Elf and am dropped into Bleakrock Village, an island off the coast of Skyrim. I’m a Templar, which is a precursor to the Dawnguard featured in The Elder Scroll V: Skyrim’s post-launch DLC. A Bethesda employee helps me with the skill point distribution system. I drop a point into my combat skills, acquiring Puncturing Strikes, which allows me to attack several enemies in front of me at once. Attacks like these can be leveled up, independent of your character level, allowing players more progression without the regular old grind. I start off with a quest to commander Rana.

9:18 a.m.

I encounter a woman preaching at a statue about Rana. She claims Rana is risking people’s lives. I continue to explore the snowy Nord village and talk to a Denskar Earth-Turner, a dairy farmer that tells me he moved to this village to start a new life.

9:22 a.m.

I find commander Rana, who needs my help warning the townsfolk. She believes an invasion ship is on the way. She tells me I need to find important Bleakrock citizens at a dragon shrine, a haunted hollow, and an abandoned mine. I decide to start off by killing the bandits inhabiting the mine and send Rana’s compatriot Seyne back to town.

I find a journal in your quarters which reveals Rana’s partner Seyne is also a Dark Elf, and that the commander has been exiled to command a garrison or Nords on Bleakrock. The journal mentions a mysterious body that showed up on the beach, which was curiously dry. A Bethesda employee watches me curiously as I type and read this journal entry simultaneously. I believe they think I’m feverishly copying down the content of the in-game journal.

9:30 a.m.

I test out the first-person swordplay on some unsuspecting deer wandering through the woods. I feel like a monster. The action feels familiar to Skyrim, which helps me settle into the experience more quickly. I find sergeant Seyne outside the mine. She killed one of the bandits and asks me to wear its clothes and sneak into the mine and see what they’re doing down there.

9:35 a.m.

I attempt to sneak into the bandit encampment and blow it. I’m discovered pretty quickly and begin battling. The first guard I kill drops a letter. These bandits have been charged to wrangle up villagers and sell them for supplies. I accept a secondary quest to burn the bandits’ supplies, but the quest marker is far off. I attempt stealth again, but a patrolling sentry spots me. I get ambushed, die, revive on my corpse, and try again. I kill the first sentry I see, take its uniform, and try to be more careful. I’m almost discovered again when the sentry immediately respawns on my location.

9:42 a.m.

I make it to the mine, but the person on the other side of the massive door won’t let me in. I explore the surrounding area for clues. I fight some more bandits, settling into a steady attack, block, attack rhythm familiar to Elder Scroll’s basic combat. I find a contract in a nearby house that reveals the bandits took over the town in order to retrieve magical artifacts from the mine, Hozzin’s Folly. The note warns of traps in the mine, as it used to host old Nord rituals.

9:50 a.m.

I find more clues, including a relic and an old journal. The relic is shattered and has lost its magical potency. The journal reveals that the Nords were performing rituals in the mines to appease their god, but otherwordly creatures called scamps are causing trouble. I knock on the door to the mine, tell the guard I’m there to help take care of the trouble, and I’m let in. The fool immediately flees upon recognizing me as a stranger and is immolated by an old booby trap.

10:00 a.m.

I batter enough bandits to level up. I spend the skill point on the Puncture ability, which allows me to damage my enemies’ armor for a short duration. I blow my cover again and am swarmed by disgruntled miners toiling away. Puncture changes up the way I play quite a bit. I now open up combat by using the armor-weakening move on my foes, then peppering them with regular sword swipes for increased damage.

10:10 a.m.

I find my way into the tomb, and I’m prompted to avoid a series of fire traps. The scamps blast me with fire spells as I slowly work my way into the tomb. A swirling, glowing mass of purple and yellow light is in the middle of an improvised ritual chamber. This is a portal to the hellish world of Oblivion, and I have the option to enter. Stepping within I’m prompted to destroy the Unspeakable Sigil. I stare down the mouth of a twisted, red cavern with intimidating red banners hanging from above.

10:16 a.m.

I fight several more scamps. The little fiery goblins like to cast area-of-effect fire spells, but the casting time and telltale ruins give me a moment to step out of the way. I kill the remaining scamps and approach a floating sphere basking in bright light. I click the Unspeakable Sigil and my character is knocked back, sent through a portal, and suddenly outside the mine. A message informs me that I’ve destroyed the strange item. Seargeant Seyne meets me outside. I tell her what happens and she tells me a group called the Covenant is behind it all. She rewards me with a new sword and suggests we head back to speak with Captain Rana.

10:22 a.m.

I return to Bleakrock via a toll-based shrine teleportation system. This luxury cuts my travel time in half, which allows me to warn Rana more quickly to evacuate citizens. Seyne is already there, fervently reading a book near her commander. Rana asks me to start rounding up people to get out safely. Being the upstanding denizen of Tamriel I am, I set out to find the 15 people I need to help evacuate.

10:30 a.m.

I run into a wounded warrior named Hoknir. A beast named Deathclaw has eaten off his foot (though his character model still clearly has the appendage). He wants me to end the beast in his stead. Hoknir lost a slew of gear as he limped away from Deathclaw’s base. He suggests I follow the trail of equipment like breadcrumbs to the fiend’s lair.

10:35 a.m.

I find Hoknir’s arrows and sword on the wait to Deathclaw’s lair. I take out a couple of wolves chewing on a deer carcass. I loot the dead doe’s carcass and use the meat to lure Deathclaw outside. An unremarkable battle ensues that I easily win. I begin questioning Hoknir’s claim to be a lifelong hunter of dangerous beasts. Nevertheless, I take Deathclaw’s talon and head back. Hoknir miraculously rises to his feet and asks me how my hunt went. I exchange the memento for Hoknir’s axe, he limps a few steps towards the road, the dissolves into nothing. My quest tracker indicates I’ve rescued one of the missing townsfolk of Bleakstone. I decide to head back to Bleakstone to see if we can advance the quest without rescuing any more schleps like Hoknir.

10:42 a.m.

Rana gives me a chance to change my mind about abandoning the missing people. I’m still rewarded for rescuing the people that I did. I gladly equip the new pair of pants. The Covenant has arrived, and Rana charges me with cutting a swath through them and lighting a warning beacon to warn the mainland about them. In the meantime, Rana goes to rally the villagers. 

10:49 a.m.

I fight a handful of Covenant troops on my way to the tower. One enemy rogue uses an ability to leap over my head and land behind me, forcing me to turn quickly and block his follow up attack. I encounter an archer with a red, glowing charge shot which can perceptive players can sidestep. I like the simple cues the game displays to telegraph enemy attacks. I climb the tower, light the warning beacon, and am prompted to go talk to Tillrani Snow-Bourne.

10:56 a.m.

A trail of dead villagers leads all the way back to Bleakstone Village. Snow-Bourne is mortally wounded. Between bloody coughs she mentions that the townsfolk must be saved from the spreading fire. She points me towards a well and water buckets, so I get to work. I click on the buckets near the well and make for the closest flaming building. An incendiary mage is blocking barring my route, but the blade Seyne gave me makes short work of him. I use the water bucket on the flaming door and enter. Within I find the dairy farmer cowering in building and lead him out. I set out to put out more fires when I’m informed my two hours is up.

 

Time in Tamriel flies by whether you’re playing a single-player Elder Scrolls game or checking out Bethesda’s new MMO. I haven’t played World of Warcraft for years, and Star Wars: The Old Republic couldn’t hold my attention, but I’m excited to play more of The Elder Scrolls Online. The interesting questlines and familiar combat have kept me engaged so far, and doing it all with friends should make the experience even more exciting. The Elder Scrolls Online hits Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC early next year.

Check out more impressions from a previous The Elder Scrolls Online preview


          Exploring Daggerfall   

An extended session of hands-on time with the hotly anticipated MMO brought us to the familiar city from Elder Scrolls II, and we got a taste of combat and questing.

Hot on the heels of the announced console versions of Elder Scrolls Online, we've had a chance to once again sit down with an early build of the game here at E3. A few weeks back, Tim Turi explored one approach to the large demo space, so I took a different route this time around, and spent some extra time exploring the character creator, abilities, and a separate quest line.

First, I dug into the detailed options for the character creator. In addition to choosing a race, face and body morphing options help to assure that each character should look distinct within the game world; these options are significantly more detailed than many MMOs. I opted for the Dragon Knight class, which appears to be a multi-purpose fighter class with a wide variety of ability options.

The demo popped me a little past the starter area of the game, right into the heart of Daggerfall, though the game's setting several thousand years before the other Elder Scrolls games means that the city looks decidedly different than it does in later years (in Elder Scrols II: Daggerfall). My character begins at level six, so I immediately hop in and explore the game's level-up and ability screen. Here, I'm greeted by abilities spread across three distinct trees. For my dragon knight, I can select abilities in the Ardent Flame, Draconic Power, and Earthen Heart groups -- each of which has multiple abilities that can be leveled up. Powers map to a small action bar at the bottom of the screen, keeping your options limited to a small number of five or six special moves in each battle, in addition to a standard left-mouse click melee swing. As I move through the city and begin a series of quests, enemy combatants regularly arrive, and help show off the fast-moving combat. Battles are highly focused on movement, blocking, positioning, and smart power use; the whole affair feels more action-oriented than most MMOs.

During my hour of playtime, I make my way through a number of small sidequests, as well as an extensive mission chain that sees my character thwarting an assassination attempt on the local king. Questing feels more directed and story-driven than many MMOs, and less focused on "kill this many foes" or "collect this many objects." Even so, in the balance between traditional MMOs and the familiar Elder Scrolls games, the game undeniably feels closer to an MMO than its single-player RPG forebears.

As my demo ends, the king has been saved, and I head out of Daggerfall to help save a nearby hamlet from attack. The Elder Scrolls Online is an undeniably pretty MMO, with great looking characters, monsters, and environments, and the established world of Tamriel should be an exciting place to explore. After finally getting some hands-on time with the game, I'm most enthusiastic about the combat mechanics, and the way they combine strategic use of powers with a decidedly action game feel. Like any MMO, even an extended demo only scratches the surface of The Elder Scrolls Online's feature set. Nonetheless, I came away excited about what I played, and eager to see how Zenimax Online continues to build out the ancient history of one of my favorite fantasy worlds. 


          Caramujo gigante suga, sufoca e despedaça minhoca com seus 6 mil dentes   
A equipe do BBC Earth surpreende novamente com a qualidade dos flagras da vida selvagem; a vítima da vez é uma minhoca distraída
          Re: Possible 9th planet hiding near edge of solar system, astronomers say   

Its no big deal, after NIBIRU completes its orbit of 3600 years and heads over to earth, its gravitational pull will only inundate our planet and get the much needed RESET that humanity was asking for. Back to Stone age !!...So you people get ready your ocean going yachts and be ready for the ride of your lives.


          Strong 8.3 Quake Shakes Chile, Some Tsunami Flooding Along Coast   

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SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- A powerful magnitude-8.3 earthquake hit off Chile's northern coast Wednesday night, causing buildings to sway in the capital of Santiago and bringing flooding from small tsunami waves in some shore towns.

Officials reported three deaths. There were no reports of serious damage hours after the quake, but officials were still checking the region late into the night.

Authorities had issued a tsunami alert for Chile's entire Pacific coast, and the tremor was so strong that people on the other side of the continent, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, reported feeling it.

Map from USGS

More: Strong Quake Shakes Chile, Some Tsunami Flooding Along Coast - SFGate


          Lightweight Mobile Phone Sony Ericsson K530   

Mobile phones are seen everywhere, because of their lucrative and alluring qualities for any customer. Everyone wants to buy a mobile phone that comes for free along with an array of incentives plus an immense gift item to compliment the whole offer .The apparently beneficial schemes play a crucial role in appealing a user to buy a specific mobile phone. Just pay the subscription amount and a monthly line rental; you are the luckiest soul on the earth.The latest mobile phone is Sony Ericsson K530. Fearures It is a Triband Unlocked Phone announced in 2007,2Q. The Network coversUMTS / GSM 900 / GSM 1800 / GSM 1900 Weighing just 92 grams and coming in at 14mm thick, the K530i is certainly lighter and slimmer than most 3G handsets. It has stereo Bluetooth, an FM radio, video calling, a multimedia player, email client and web browser.Display Type - TFT, 256K colors ,Display Size - 240 x 320 pixels, 2 inchesIt is a lightweight 3G phone. Sony Ericsson K530 features a 2-megapixel camera, vivid 2-inch screen, and support for M2 memory. The Other additional features are Java MIDP 2.0, MP3/AAC/MPEG4 player, FM radio, TrackID music recognition, T9 , Picture blogging, Picture editor, Organiser, Voice memo. One thing that the Sony Ericsson K530i does have it style - it borrows the typically understated styling from many other Sony Ericsson devices to create a device that is smart but not overly showy.It’s the type of device that would be equally suited for personal or business use. Grab the Sony Ericsson K530 mobile phone in http://www.phoneandbeyond.com and enjoy a true mobile phone experience.
          Ocean Life Faces Mass Extinction, Broad Study Says   

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A team of scientists, in a groundbreaking analysis of data from hundreds of sources, has concluded that humans are on the verge of causing unprecedented damage to the oceans and the animals living in them.

"We may be sitting on a precipice of a major extinction event," said Douglas J. McCauley, an ecologist at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an author of the new research, which was published on Thursday in the journal Science.

But there is still time to avert catastrophe, Dr. McCauley and his colleagues also found. Compared with the continents, the oceans are mostly intact, still wild enough to bounce back to ecological health.

"We're lucky in many ways," said Malin L. Pinsky, a marine biologist at Rutgers University and another author of the new report. "The impacts are accelerating, but they're not so bad we can't reverse them."

More: Ocean Life Faces Mass Extinction, Broad Study Says


          Gardening is a Form of Resistance   
Today and every day: Grow and eat good food. Find your grounding in the earth and connect to the nature that is in you — the nature that is you. Make space for wildness. BE wild. Tend and be tender. Don’t be good; be defiant. Cultivate compassion and empathy. Hold yourself in strength and dignity.
    

          Glad tidings to all believers   
Nasir Khan, June 7, 2017 “Sacrificing the earth for paradise is giving up the substance for the shadow.” — French writer Victor Hugo (1802-1885) – Many people are more concerned with the afterlife than this life. Who can blame them? In any case, when we see how the vast majority of human beings exists and […]
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          Radio 1 Breakfast Cover - July 1997 - Week Two   
Well, judging by the recently installed counter on the blog, the first installment of these shows proved hugely popular and it's nice to know there's still interest in the wonderful work of Kevly. Once again, thanks are due to Jules from Oxford for unearthing and encoding this beauties. Five more shows, ten more hours of cracking links and numerous songs it seems hard to believe were still being played on Radio 1 Breakast in 1997.

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          Merely a conduit...   
Hello again, all. Thanks to those who've been in touch about a new post appearing on the site. It's a shame that there doesn't appear to be a vast archive of Kev's career out there for us to enjoy, but I'll keep on hoping. Feel free to join me in so doing.
My thanks, once again, to Sonja, who's far better at unearthing the good stuff than I am. She's sent across the following links that relate to different aspects of Kev's career.
First up, here's the Radio Academy podcast that features a tribute to Kev by Mark Goodier, Will Saunders and Trevor Dann.

Radio Academy Podcast

No zSHARE there, so shouldn't be problem with it! You'll need to skim to just before 22 minutes in.

Secondly, and fair play for the digging here, Sonja's turned up some material relating to Kev's stint on BBC Choice's 'Inside Tracks'.
Of most interest will be the following clip, which features Kev's introduction to the show.

Opening Sequence to 'Inside Tracks'

A couple of other 'Inside Tracks' items here:

Image and info about the show

Introducing a performance on the show

A few more bits of audio coming soon. If anyone knows what's up with zSHARE, please let me know!

          Edge of Divinity with Dr. Julie Buckman   
Dr. Julie Buckman, is an ordained Minister, working with God and his Divine guidance. She works with the Angels, Saints, Fairy's, Elementals, Animals, and all the elements (earth, wind, fire, and air). Julie has the desire to share and teach her knowledge so others may discover and embrace their gift and use it ethically. Her focus is to embrace who you are and help you understand what your true purpose is.  Join Dr. Julie the first Saturday of every month, where she shares her knowledge, her thoughts, and her guidance. Thank you for your interest in the Edge! Please go to edgemagazine.net to view the latest issue of the Edge.  For information on advertising in the Edge please contact Cathy Jacobsen at 763.433.9291. Or via email at Cathy@edgemagazine.net  For article submission please contact Tim Miejan at 651.578.8969. Or via email at editor@edgemagazine.net  Or for further information regarding the Edge Talk Radio contact Cathryn at via email at Cathryn@EFTForYourInnerChild.com
          The Week's Coolest Space Photos   
Every day satellites are zooming through space, snapping incredible pictures of Earth, the solar system, and outer space. Here are the highlights from this week.
           The Princess Mage by Maggie L. Wood    
In this sequel to The Princess Pawn, Willow is still trying to cope with her old-fashioned and determined grandmother, with her mischievous little brother, with her mother being struck down by a suspicious illness, and most absorbingly, with Sir Brand, her boyfriend. Relationships for teens are tough enough without the added hassles of being a princess, a mage still struggling to master magic, and a girl with Earth attitudes. Or should that be Attitude? Her grandmother certainly thinks so -- and sometimes, it seems, so does Brand.
          Last Day on Earth: Survival APK   
Last Day on Earth: Survival

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          Asteroid Day: Monitoring the skies for the next strike   

A large asteroid is hurtling toward Earth -- but there's no need to duck and cover. The space rock, known by the very dull name of 2014 JO25 will safely fly by Earth on April 19, according to NASA.


          Planet X Incoming: We Don't Know What Happened" St. Louis Officials Clueless As Downtown Sinkhole Swallows Car   
Planet X Incoming: We Don't Know What Happened" St. Louis Officials Clueless As Downtown Sinkhole Swallows Car
I can tell you what is happening.  Planet X is inbound and as it gets closer these sinkholes will be all to common.  Do not be surprised to see coastline states sink like a cork.  There was another major one in China the other day too.
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In a development that should send a chill down the spine of every citizen of St. Louis  – especially considering the city’s efforts to revitalize its violence-plagued downtown – a sinkhole spontaneously appeared in the city's downtown, swallowing a car that had been parked street side.
And even more concering, city officials say they have no idea how it happened.
Vincent Foggie, of the city's water division, said the hole was missing mounds of dirt that normally support the road's asphalt-topped concrete. He called such voids large enough to swallow a vehicle a rarity in the city.

"We don't know what happened," Foggie said. "I have no idea where the dirt went."



St Louis resident Jordan Westerberg parked his car on sixth street downtown near the railway exchange building on Thursday morning as he and his fiancée headed to an early morning workout at a gym nearby.
When he returned shortly before 7 a.m. local time, his Toyota Camry was nowhere to be found. Westerberg and his fiancée said they figured it had been towed.
Then, they saw a gathering of street workers near their parking space, tipping them off that something wasn’t right. That's when Westerberg, 25, found the vehicle in the gaping hole - about 20 feet (6 meters) deep and 8 to 10 feet (2.5 to 3 meters) across - that took up the entire southbound lane of the street, next to a vacant building expected to feature apartments, office space and retail, according to the Associated Press.

No injuries were reported.

"It's pretty crazy," said Westerberg, who lives in a loft downtown. "We could've been in the car. It's a compact car. It's not like it's heavy."

The city said it wasn’t immediately clear what caused the sinkhole, though an 8-inch, below-ground water main at the site appeared to have been broken for some time, given the amount of erosion.
Now for the real question: How does a water main break in a major city’s downtown without city officials being alerted somehow?
Hopefully the city will refund Westerberg's parking costs, at the very least.
Here’s a video courtesy of local AM radio station KMOX.




TCK Exclusive:"And the Earth Shall Swallow up..." 

Planet X Incoming: Birth Pangs May, 2017 

 




          The Next Pandemic Is Nearly Upon Us and Bill Gates Is Positioned to Enormously Profit   
The Next Pandemic Is Nearly Upon Us and Bill Gates Is Positioned to Enormously Profit
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"...because Fatima is a very apocalyptic message. It says that no matter what happens there are going to be terrible wars, there are going to be diseases, whole nations are going to be wiped out, there are going to be 3 days darkness, there are going to be epidemics that will wipe out whole nations overnight (great culling), parts of the earth will be washed away at sea and violent tornadoes and storms. It's not a nice message at all." ~Fr Malachi Martin on portions of the real 3rd secret of Fatima
My oh my, we may be getting glimpse into how the Deep State will ultimately respond to the extreme scrutiny that they are undergoing. The Deep State is losing control of the narrative and they desperately need a game-changer. And the following may very well represent what is coming.

Bill Gates and the Discovery Channel are Promoting a New Show on Pandemics As a Threat to Humanity

The Discovery Channel is airing a show on July 6th which details how easy it would be for a pandemic to wipe out a significant amount of humanity. The content of the show is not newsworthy unto itself. However, when they bring the richest man in the world, who has made a large portion of his wealth from vaccines, come in and promote the show’s trailer, namely Bill Gates, that is worth noting.
Bill Gates is certainly no stranger to the subject of pandemics and it is interesting that he is featured in such a prominent manner.



If I wanted to obtain credibility on a widespread basis, I would not be selecting Bill Gates to promote anything that has to do with health, particularly in the arena of health administration. The old saying, “with friends like this, who needs enemies”, certainly applies. Please consider what Bill Gates previously did on a mass scale to young women in India. The following is from Natural News:
“In 2009, the tribal children of the Khammam district in Andhra Pradesh were gathered together and told they would be receiving healthcare shots. Even though the Gates foundation has the wealth to give these tribes access to clean water, sanitation services, nutrition and low stress living conditions, they instead push for HPV vaccines and call them “well-being” shots. The shot these young girls received was an HPV vaccine manufactured by Merck and administered by the state’s health department. The young girls, aged 9–15, were instructed to line up for three doses of the vaccine. As the months rolled on, the health of the 16,000 girls rapidly deteriorated. Five of the girls died shortly thereafter.
In Vadodara, Gujarat, another 14,000 or more tribal children were put to the test. This time the Gates Foundation carried out their humanitarian healthcare mission by providing the HPV vaccine called Cervarix, made by Glaxo SmithKline.
Giving no informed consent, the Gates Foundation coerced the tribal people on the belief that the shots were beneficial and necessary. However, when virus material, heavy metals and other preservatives foreign to the body are injected into young, developing women, drastic changes are bound to occur in their bodies. Having no idea that they were being signed up for vaccine trials, thousands of young girls were injected with these experimental vaccines purported to prevent cervical cancer.
Instead of seeing their health improve, the tribes reported numerous, bizarre adverse events in the days, weeks and months following vaccination. Young girls in India lost weight, appetite and stamina. 16-year-old Aman Dhawan had no idea he was even signed up for the vaccine trial. Soon thereafter he began to lose weight and energy, as the life was sucked right out of him. The same problem broke out among girls in Colombia, where the same vaccine had been doled out to the young girls there”.
Again, with friends like this, who needs enemies?

A New Pandemic Is the Fulfillment of Gates Self-Appointed Destiny

On February 28, 2013, Bill Gates appeared on the Charlie Rose Show and he was as candid as a globalist could be. On the show, Gates indicated that he has contributed large sums of money to numerous causes such as the Global Polio Eradication Initiative originally launched in 1988 by the World Health Organization (WHO), the CDC, and UNICEF.
Gates expressed his love affair with vaccines and his clear intention to reduce the world’s population when he stated the following:
 “The world today has 6.8 billion people… that’s headed up to about 9 billion. Now if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent.”

Quite clearly, Gates is a devoted subscriber to Eugenics and depopulation. On his television show, Charlie Rose asked Gates the following question:

“You mentioned the five or a six year plan the new initiative has learning from old lessons and therefore, coming up with new approaches. What are the new approaches?”
To that question, Bill Gates answered:
“Well, we’re able to use new technology like satellite photos to see are there people moving around, nomadic roots. You know we see if when we go out to get all the children, if there’s some settlement areas that we’ve actually missed. We also put a – – a phone in the vaccine box they carry around that looks where they’re located every three minutes and so it has that GPS data. At the end of the day you plug that in and compare it to where they were asked to go, and you can see if you’re – you’re really covering all the kids.”
Gates is clearly advocating for an extreme Orwellian society that will be monitored and targeted for vaccinations that do more harm than good. The ultimate goal is depopulation, not saving lives. Unfortunately for the fate of humanity, Gates seems to know something ominous is coming our way when we consider what Gates recently wrote in the New York Times.

Bill Gates Writes for the New York Times

On March 18, 2015, the King of vaccinations  wrote an editorial piece in the New York Times in which he stated that the “Ebola epidemic in West Africa has killed more than 10,000 people. If anything good can come from this continuing tragedy, it is that Ebola can awaken the world to a sobering fact: We are simply not prepared to deal with a global epidemic“.
Gates also stated the following:
“As menacing as Ebola was this past year, other pandemics are a greater threat to the human race.
The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has killed more than 10,000 people. If anything good can come from this continuing tragedy, it is that Ebola can awaken the world to a sobering fact: We are simply not prepared to deal with a global epidemic.
Of all the things that could kill more than 10 million people around the world…there are many things worse than Ebola”
Gates spoke about the deadly Spanish Flu and other epidemics which could (probably will) serve to threaten humanity. Frighteningly and prophetically, Gates is advocating for the United Nations should “fund a global institution” to coordinate the efforts to conduct mass vaccinations. Would anyone like to place a bet that the new round of vaccinations will be mandatory? The United Nations and the World Health Organization would be in charge according to Gates. After all, according to Gates, Ebola was terrible, but next time, “it could be much worse“.

Gates Has Already Put His Money Where His Mouth Is

Can we only imagine the enormous profits that can be realized by vaccinating every child in the third world? If we apply Gates’ penchant for investing in causes which produce a hefty “return on investment” (ROI) then one could reasonably suspect that Gates is positioning himself to profit on the $50 million he has invested in the Ebola cause which conveniently includes the CDC, the holder of the patent for Ebola and this is just one small example of how Gates has positioned himself to enormously profit from a pandemic:

“When an unsuspecting public is finally told of the existence of an Ebola vaccine, coupled with the fact that the Global Fund will be in charge of the distribution of the vaccine. Interestingly, Bill Gates has donated a total of $560 million dollars to the Global Fund. The Global Fund has also positioned themselves to be in charge of the distribution of the “newly developed”, and not yet announced vaccines for TB and HIV.  Since the goal is the vaccination of every man, woman and child on the planet with multiple vaccines, Gates’ $560 million contribution to the Global Fund is chump change compared to the expected ROI…”

If one really wants to get conspiratorial, consider that back in 2014 I previously published an article entitled:

The CDC, NIH & Bill Gates Own the Patents On Existing Ebola & Related Vaccines: Mandatory Vaccinations Are Near

Predictive Programming Supports Gates’ Prepositioning to Profit from an Engineered Pandemic

TNT is currently home to a very popular show known as The Last Ship. From a technical standpoint, the show is very well constructed particularly with regard to the military protocols embedded within the story line. The show is based on an engineered pandemic which sweeps the planet and destroys 80% of humanity. Interestingly, the show contains a sub-theme in which a group of people who are immune to the pandemic, ban together to try and form a “master race”  and also kill off the vulnerable at the same time as they try and enhance the spreading of the pandemic.
In the show’s plot a “vaccine” is developed as a cure. Bill Gates must be jumping up and down for joy at the storyline since this man virtually controls all vaccines on the planet.  Here is a further description of the show which takes on new meaning now that the discussion of a potential pandemic is taking place in combination with the Discovery Channel’s exploration, guided by Gates, into this topic. Here is a brief discussion of the show, The Last Ship.


In the first three seasons of the Last Ship, it has always debuted in June. I find it more than interesting that the season premiere has been delayed until after the Discovery Channel’s show with Bill Gates on pandemics.
TNT has chosen Sunday, August 20th,  for the fourth season premiere of its epic drama series The Last Ship. Also, I find it interesting that the show was renewed for two years which guarantees a 5th year. When have you ever seen a show be renewed for two years at a time?

Conclusion

If I were to don my conspiracy hat, which is easy to do when Bill Gates is in the neighborhood, it appears that humanity being prepared for the inevitable pandemic which will wipe out any real resistance to the Deep State.
What does this mean for the United States and for your family. Fortunately, the Obama administration left behind several documents which tells us what we are all facing and this will the future topic of these particular revelations. In the meantime, monitor your news for preliminary snippets of a coming pandemic.

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          Marie Julie Jahenny: Jesus speaking on His Precious Blood for These Endtimes   
Marie Julie Jahenny:  Jesus speaking on His Precious Blood for These Endtimes
 

          CERN Breaking Records With Unprecedented Number of Particles In Record Time    
CERN Breaking Records With Unprecedented Number of Particles In Record Time 
CERN is the evil program which will literally open the "gates of hell".   Our Lady said to wear her scapular and pray her rosary but how FEW take this message seriously.  I guess that is why 3/4 of the world will die in the 3 days of darkness...
Apocalypse 9: 1-5 with St. Jerome's commentary: "And the fifth angel sounded the trumpet, and I saw a star fall from heaven upon the earth, and there was given to him the key of the bottomless pit. [2] And he opened the bottomless pit: and the smoke of the pit arose, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened with the smoke of the pit. [3] And from the smoke of the pit there came out locusts upon the earth. And power was given to them, as the scorpions of the earth have power: [4] And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, nor any green thing, nor any tree: but only the men who have not the sign of God on their foreheads. [5] And it was given unto them that they should not kill them; but that they should torment them five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion when he striketh a man. 

[1] "A star fall": This may mean the fall and apostasy of great and learned men from the true faith. Or a whole nation falling into error and separating from the church, not having the sign of God in their foreheads.
[1] "The key of the bottomless pit": That is, to the angel, not to the fallen star. To this angel was given the power, which is here signified by a key, of opening hell.
[3] "There came out locusts": These may be devils in Antichrist's time, having the appearance of locusts, but large and monstrous, as here described. 




An unprecedented number of particles has been reached in record time. Just five weeks after physics resumed, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is already running at full throttle. On Wednesday 28 June 2017 the LHC established yet another record-breaking high, with 2556 proton bunches circulating in each direction of the accelerator. The beams in the LHC are made up of bunches of protons, spaced seven metres (25 nanoseconds) apart, with each one containing more than 100 billion protons. 2556 is the maximum possible number of bunches that can be reached with the beam preparation method currently used.
The particle bunches that are delivered to the LHC are prepared and accelerated by a chain of four accelerators. Since last year, a new method to group and split the bunches enables the particles to be squeezed even closer together. With an equal number of protons, the beam diameter was reduced by 40 per cent. Denser bunches means a higher probability of collisions at the centre of the experiments.
This success has led to a new luminosityrecord for the LHC of 1.58x1034 cm-2s-1. This figure may not mean much to most of us, but it's crucial for the accelerator's experts. It measures the number of potential collisions per second and per unit of area . This new peak luminosity surpasses initial expectations defined by the original designs for the LHC, which hoped it could reach a maximum of 1x1034cm-2s-1.
A higher luminosity means more collisions for the experiments collecting data: in just a few weeks ATLAS and CMS stored more than 6 inverse femtobarns, over an eighth of the total anticipated for the whole year.
Nevertheless, the operators cannot sit on their hands. Many parameters can be tuned to further improve the luminosity.
Next week, the LHC and its experiments will take a short break for the first of the two technical stops planned for the year. This will be an opportunity to carry out maintenance.

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THE THREE DAYS OF DARKNESS

 Marie-Julie announced the three days of darkness during which the infernal powers will be loosed and will execute all the enemies of God. "The crisis will explode suddenly; the punishments will be shared by all and will succeed one another without interruption ..." [January 4, 1884] "The three days of darkness will be on a THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. Days of the Most Holy Sacrament, of the Cross and Our Lady ... three days less one night."

"The earth will be covered in darkness", says Our Lady on 20th of September 1882, "AND HELL WILL BE LOOSED ON EARTH. Thunder and lightning will cause those who have no faith or trust in My Power, to die of fear."

"During these three days of terrifying darkness, no windows must be opened, because no one will be able to see the earth and the terrible colour it will have in those days of punishment without dying at once ..."

"The sky will be on fire, the earth will split ... During these three days of darkness let the blessed candle be lighted everywhere, no other light will shine ..."

"NO ONE OUTSIDE A SHELTER.. will survive. The earth will shake as at the judgment and fear will be great. Yes, We will listen to the prayers of your friends; NOT ONE WILL PERISH. We will need them to publish the glory of the Cross ..." [December 8, 1882]

"THE CANDLES OF BLESSED WAX ALONE WILL GIVE LIGHT during this horrible darkness. ONE CANDLE alone will be enough for the duration of this night of hell ... In the homes of the wicked and blasphemers these candles will give NO LIGHT."

"And Our Lady states: "Everything will shake except the piece of furniture on which the blessed candle is burning. This will not shake. You will all gather around with the crucifix and my blessed picture. This is what will keep away this terror."

"During this darkness the devils and the wicked will take on THE MOST HIDEOUS SHAPES ... red clouds like blood will move across the sky. The crash of the thunder will shake the earth and sinister lightning will streak the heavens out of season. The earth will be shaken to its foundations. The sea will rise, its roaring waves will spread over the continent. .."

 "THE EARTH WILL BECOME LIKE A VAST CEMETERY. The bodies of the wicked and the just will cover the ground."

"Three-quarters of the population of the globe will disappear. Half the population of France will be destroyed."


"And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church (Catholic), and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."
[Matthew 16:18]

 

Anthony Patch "CERN: Opening The GateWay To Hell"




          DAYS OF LOT: German Parliament approves same-sex marriage   
DAYS OF LOT: German Parliament approves same-sex marriage
We are truly living in the last days.  Do you recall the fire and brimstone which came down from heaven killing off the sodomites?  Guess what Planet X will be "kicking in"?  70 pound fiery space rocks will eventually fall from the sky like hail.  God is not amused...
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Apocalypse 8: 8:11  And the second angel sounded the trumpet: and as it were a great mountain, burning with fire, was cast into the sea, and the third part of the sea became blood: And the third part of those creatures died, which had life in the sea, and the third part of the ships was destroyed. And the third angel sounded the trumpet, and a great star fell from heaven, burning as it were a torch, and it fell on the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters: And the name of the star is called Wormwood. And the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she voted against same-sex marriage because she believes the country’s law sees it as between a man and a woman, but that the opposite view must be respected.
Parliament voted to legalize same-sex marriage in a snap vote Friday. Lawmakers voted 393 for legalizing “marriage for everybody” and 226 against with 4 abstentions. Germany has allowed same-sex couples to enter civil partnerships since 2001, but same-sex marriages remained illegal.
Bringing the measure to a vote in Friday’s session, the last before September elections, was fast-tracked after Merkel said Monday lawmakers could take up the issue as a “question of conscience,” freeing members of her conservative coalition, which has been against same-sex marriage, to individually vote for the measure.
She says “for me marriage as defined by the law is the marriage of a man and a woman” but she continues to see the interpretation as a “decision of conscience.”



All of Merkel’s potential coalition partners after the September 4 election, including the center-left Social Democrats of her challenger, Martin Schulz, have been calling for same-sex marriage to be legalized.
The measure, which is expected to see legal challenges, also opens the door for gay couples to adopt - which Merkel says she supports.
Archbishop of Berlin, Heiner Koch, said he “regretted” the parliament “gave up the essential content of marriage” in passing the new law. The archbishop heads the family life committee for the German bishops’ conference.
In a statement, he lamented the abandonment of “a differentiated perception of different forms of partnership,” adding that “differentiation is not discrimination.”
Koch also said “marriage did not deserve” to be caught “in the wheels of political tactics,” referring to the snap vote on the issue.
He concluded his statement by saying the bishops will now intensify their efforts to promote “the vitality of the Catholic understanding of marriage,” which he affirmed would be unaffected by the decision in parliament.




LGBT Mega-Donor Reveals Next Goal: ‘Punish the Wicked’ Gay Marriage Opponents


A prominent LGBT activist who has donated more than anyone else to LGBT causes has said that “wicked” people who advocate for laws protecting the religious freedom of conservative Christians to act in accordance with their views on marriage and sexuality need to be “punished.” The Rolling Stone recently published a lengthy profile piece examining the
contributions of Tim Gill, a software entrepreneur who has quietly been at the forefront of the push for same-sex marriage and LGBT rights in the United States over the past several decades. The article explained how Gill, who is gay, has spent over $422 million to advance the LGBT cause and explained the impact that his associated organizations such as the Gill Foundation, Gill Action, and OutGiving have made on LGBT advocacy in America. READ MORE




DAYS OF LOT: Canadians Choose a Gay, Transgender or Atheist Leader Over an Evangelical


Canadians are more likely to vote for an atheist, gay or transgender person than an evangelical Christian to lead their country, according to a Canadian research institute. The Angus Reid Institute survey, conducted in May with a sample size of 1,533 Canadian adults and a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points, found that 85 percent said they would vote for a party that is led by a gay man; 84 percent would back a lesbian; 80 percent, an atheist; and 69 percent, a
transgender. Meanwhile, 65 percent said they would support an evangelical Christian. Evangelicals fared better in the United States, with 72 percent of Americans saying they would vote for an evangelical presidential candidate. Americans are less likely to vote for a gay man or lesbian, at 63 and 62 percent, respectively. And atheists and transgender individuals are near the bottom of the U.S. list, at 52 and 50 percent, respectively. READ MORE




DAYS OF LOT: YouTube channel seeks to teach kids about dressing in “Drag and Transgenderism”


“Queer Kid Stuff,” a YouTube channel geared toward teaching children about sexual preferences, homosexuality, transgenderism, and more, celebrated “Pride Month” by releasing a video talking to kids about people dressing in drag. The producer and host of “Queer Kid Stuff,” Lindsay Amer, created the channel in June 2016 to help children ages 3-7 better understand the LGBT community, according to the show’s website.
“Young queer people need to see themselves represented in their media and that is exactly what I aim to do,” Amer wrote. In the videos, she and her co-host Teddy, a stuffed bear, invite guests on to explain various parts of the LGBT community, including the definitions of “gay,” “gender,” and “intersex.” They also discuss the subject of consent and include a sing-along video to go with it. Additionally, the channel discusses the Disney movie, “Frozen,” and how Elsa is allegedly homosexual.  READ MORE

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          9/11 Simplified...   
9/11 Simplified...
James Perloff

Yes, Virginia, there really were hijackers on the 9/11 planes—but not the ones we were told

This post is not intended to be taken dogmatically; I do not insist that its conclusions are correct; they are just presented for consideration.
In this post, though they have already been much discussed and debated within alternative media, I’ll address three major components of the 9/11 controversy: (1) what brought down the Twin Towers; (2) what initially struck the Towers; and (3) what happened to the original planes and passengers.
However, there is a valid complaint often voiced in the Truth Movement, which runs like this: “I really don’t care how 9/11 was done and I’m tired of all the infighting about this. What really matters is, we know the government’s story is bogus, so we need to focus on identifying the criminals and bringing them to justice.”



I consider this a very legitimate grievance. But I don’t think we can separate “who” from “how.” When a prosecutor presents his case in a courtroom, he doesn’t name a crime’s perpetrator without describing how the crime was carried out. Nor does he present the jury with the crime’s details and methodology without identifying the suspect(s).
So let’s tackle both how and who, and we’ll start with “who,” because doing so clarifies a lot of “how.”

The Who

What’s wrong with the following math equations?
3 + 3 = 68
98 – 7 = 2
58 X 7 = 35
What’s wrong, of course, are the 8s. Take away the 8s and each equation reads correctly.
I believe that, when it comes to resolving the mystery of how 9/11 was executed, the Truth Movement suffers from a major “8” (in addition to any individual doses of cognitive dissonance that have been deliberately sprinkled in). I believe that “8” is:
9/11 was an inside job.
I believe a far more correct rendering is:
9/11 was an outside job, done by Israeli operatives, but with consent and cooperation at the highest levels of the U.S. government.
To understand this, it may be helpful to compare Israel’s vicious 1967 attack on the USS Liberty. It is well understood that President Lyndon B. Johnson and Defense Secretary Robert McNamara fully cooperated, by twice recalling U.S. fighters that the Sixth Fleet had sent to rescue the Liberty, and later by ordering a cover-up. However, at the physical operational level, the attack was carried out by Israelis, not by Americans in an “inside job.”
OK, but what’s the evidence that Israel was behind 9/11? By far the best summary I’ve seen is the WikiSpooks post 9-11/Israel Did It. (Incidentally, as many of my regular readers know, I’m half-Jewish on my father’s side, so knee-jerk charges against me of “anti-Semitism” can be stuffed in the appropriate place.)
A sampling of highlights:
• The five notorious “dancing Israelis” who filmed the Twin Towers’ destruction, after which they celebrated, high-fiving each other and even photographing themselves flicking a lighter against the backdrop of the smoking ruins. They were arrested after driving off in a van whose license number was reported by a neighbor. Later it was revealed that at least two of them were agents of Mossad, Israel’s intelligence service.
• Michael Chertoff was put in charge of the Justice Department’s investigation of 9/11, despite his mother having been a Mossad agent, and Chertoff himself reportedly holding dual citizenship in Israel. Chertoff released hundreds of arrested Israelis back to Israel, including the notorious “dancing Israelis.”
• Quoting Wikispooks: “The company that ran airport security at all three airports where the alleged hijackings originated was Huntsleigh USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of ICTS International and owned by Ezra Harel and Menachem Atzmon —both Israeli Jews.”
• ”Lucky Larry” Silverstein, who became the new owner of the World Trade Center less than two months before the attacks, and earned an insurance payout of nearly $5 billion on his $124 million investment (after missing the disaster due to a fortuitous doctor’s appointment on the morning of 9/11) was such good friends with Benjamin Netanyahu that the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported in November 2001: “Every Sunday afternoon, New York time, Netanyahu would call Silverstein. It made no difference what the subject was or where Netanyahu was, he would always call.”1
• Supported by funds from Israel’s government, Zim Israel Navigational was the world’s ninth largest shipping firm. It had its American headquarters in the World Trade Center—until about two weeks before 9/11. Zim then moved its offices and employees to a new building, claiming rent was cheaper there.
• The 9/11 Commission’s executive director was Philip Zelikow, a dual U.S.-Israeli citizen. Why should anyone with sworn loyalty to a foreign nation be entrusted with such a position?
• On 9/11, the chairman of George W. Bush’s Defense Policy Board was Richard Perle, whom the National Security Agency had caught spying on the U.S. for Israel in 1970.
• On 9/11, employees of the Israeli instant messaging company Odigo received messages two hours before the attack, warning them not to be in the World Trade Center.
• Ptech, a software firm linked to Israeli intelligence, had provided vital software being used by the FAA, FBI, and U.S. armed forces on 9/11.
• On 9/11, seated in row 9 of Flight 11 (directly behind “Mohammed Atta”) was Danny Lewin, a former captain in the IDF (Israeli Defense Force), and who served in the Sayeret Matkal, which specializes in counter-terrorism, hostage rescue, and assassination. Lewin could bench-press 315 pounds and “was trained to kill terrorists with a pen or a credit card, or just his bare hands.”2 In 2000, he had himself photographed in front of panels resembling the Twin Towers, wearing a Swatch Watch whose model name was “Hijacker.” The hour, minute and second hands were all on the “11” and the date was set to the 11th, even though the picture was taken on the 10th.




The odds against all four time indicators being on “11” are more than 20,000 to 1. Times the odds of the watch model being named “Hijacker”: unfathomable.
That’s just a small sampling of the evidence that Israel did 9/11. When police detectives try to solve a murder, among the first questions asked is: Who benefitted from the crime? In 9/11’s case, Middle Eastern Muslims did not benefit—the U.S. has been making war on them for 16 years. America did not benefit—we’re suffering the casualties and trillions in costs from the wars, as well as degradation of our liberties in the name of security. The only beneficiary was Israel—her enemies have been neutralized one by one, courtesy America, in fulfillment of the Greater Israel plan, with Iran reputedly next on the hit list.
That’s the main who; let’s talk about the how.

(1) How were the Twin Towers destroyed?

Within alternative media are three major schools of thought about this. One is nano-thermite, largely advocated by Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth. Another is Directed Energy Weapons (DEWs), whose foremost advocate is Dr. Judy Wood. The third is nuclear devices, which I and a few others support. Let me be clear: I have friends in all three camps, and differing opinions on this matter don’t impede our friendships.
I’ve laid out why I believe the Twin Towers’ collapse was a nuclear event in an extensive blog post. To minimize redundancy, I’ll shrink this to a “top ten” list:

TOP TEN REASONS THE WTC COLLAPSE WAS A NUCLEAR EVENT

1. Thyroid cancer occurs at above-average frequency in 9/11 first responders more than any other type of cancer (see full post for citations). This is a signature of nuclear bombs; they emit iodine-131, which collects in the thyroid, often causing cancer. (This is why some people keep potassium iodide tablets on hand—to protect their thyroid glands in case of a nuclear attack.)
2. World Trade Center dust samples examined by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) found Uranium, Strontium, Barium, Thorium, and other products of nuclear fission, in high concentrations that only an atomic blast could explain. Although the Survey avoided calling attention to the significance, William Tahil vetted it in his pioneering 2006 book Ground Zero: The Nuclear Demolition of the World Trade Centre. (The phrase “ground zero,” incidentally, had only been applied to nuclear detonation sites prior to 9/11.)
3. There was molten steel underneath the rubble of the World Trade Center, whose fires kept burning for over three months. Extraordinary heat is yet another signature of a nuclear bomb.
(Note: I’m aware that molten steel was seen at a corner of the South Tower before its collapse; I don’t doubt that pre-planted explosives were in the Towers, probably including the incendiary thermite, but I don’t believe these explosives were what destroyed the WTC. To clarify, each Tower had six basement levels, and the thesis of my full post—which I had excellent assistance with—is that each Tower was destroyed by a suitcase nuke positioned at the lowest point in either building: the services pits beneath elevator 50. This was the only elevator that ran the full length of either Tower, and the only elevator whose service pits were carved into the bedrock beneath the World Trade Center. This location would make the ideal “launching pad” for a nuke, as the bedrock would contain the sideways and downward force of a nuclear explosion, which would follow the path of least resistance up through the shaft. See the full post for diagrams.)
4. The Towers did not simply “fall,” they exploded, throwing chunks of steel weighing multiple tons hundreds of feet. Check, for example, this piece that embedded itself in the American Express Building across the street:

No exotic weapons are needed to explain this. A nuclear bomb is the most powerful explosive known.
5. The Towers’ inner contents were vaporized: no furniture, filing cabinets (except one), computers, or toilets survived. All turned into dust. Even the buildings’ concrete became dust, instead of falling as chunks of debris. The vaporization, of course, included the people inside (whole bodies that were found belonged to people who jumped before the Towers disintegrated). Not only is a nuclear bomb the most powerful explosive known, its blast—unlike conventional explosives—endures for several seconds, enabling it to inflict considerably more damage.
6. At the times of the two Tower “collapses,” seismographs at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, New York, recorded enormous off-the-chart spikes consistent with huge explosions.


This shot of the South Tower exploding caught a huge singular upward burst of energy.
7. A nuclear blast explains the damage to the rest of the World Trade Center. Buildings 5 and 7 suffered enormous fires, and building 6 was cratered out. These phenomena could not have begun before the Towers’ destruction; otherwise, videos of the burning Towers would have shown additional smoke plumes, and cameras would have panned to the blazes.
Nuclear blasts originating at the lowest levels of the Twin Towers may provide the answer. Underground the World Trade Center was interconnected by pipes, not only for sewage, but a 3-foot-wide storm water drainage system.
Any building’s place at greatest risk for flooding is its lowest point. For the Twin Towers, this would have been Elevator 50’s service pits. From here flood water would be pumped through pipes to the 36-inch storm drain. Thus atomic blasts here would not only follow the path of least resistance through Elevator 50’s shaft, but through the 36-inch storm water drain, traveling through the underground pipes and shooting up through buildings 5, 6 and 7, igniting them. Falling debris could not have caused the raging internal fires seen in the smaller buildings; edifices outside the World Trade Center (American Express Building, Winter Garden Atrium) were heavily impacted by debris, but they did not catch fire. THEY WERE NOT CONNECTED TO THE WTC’S UNDERGROUND DRAINAGE SYSTEM.
Please see my full post for elaboration and documentation of the above point.
8. On 9/11, New Yorkers fled two terrifying dust clouds that engulfed the area surrounding the WTC. Anyone who watches videos of nuclear bombs detonating will see that they create sprawling ground-level clouds. Although building demolitions also routinely make dust clouds, the 9/11 ones seemed to have had a life of their own.

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https://jamesperloff.com/2017/06/30/911-simplified/ 


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          Spiritual Wickedness in High Places: Malachi Martin on The End of Religion (As We Know It)   
Spiritual Wickedness in High Places: Malachi Martin on The End of Religion (As We Know It)
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(Note: The following was one of the last interviews by Malachi Martin before his death in 1999.)

      Ever since Nimrod and the Tower of Babel, the Power Elite have never given up on their feverish dream of a One World Government.

      Former Jesuit Malachi Martin's novel, Windswept House (Doubleday/ Main Street Books), offers a lurid behind the scenes look at a cabal of Vatican insiders who want to use the Roman Catholic Church as a foundation for a politico-religious New World Order.

      The plot of the novel involves a group of Church officials who scheme with a group of like-minded corporate executives to manipulate the Church into a ready-made infrastructure for a One World Religion -- a universal umbrella for everybody from Episcopalians to voodoo practitioners.

      The new ecumenicalism is clothed in Globalist garb. The agenda includes promoting issues like population control, environmentalism and secular humanism, which the plotters hope will eventually lead to the complete secularization of religion. 


      The most outrageous and controversial premise of the novel -- described in great detail in the prologue -- is that a ceremony was performed in the Vatican in 1963 -- an occult ritual which enthroned the fallen archangel Lucifer as the head of the Roman Catholic Church.

      Does Dr. Martin believe that this enthronement actually took place in his novel, which could liberally be described as a roman a clef?

      "Yes, it did," he says emphatically. "Beyond a shadow of a doubt in my mind. But now the place, time, hour etc., are all obfuscated to protect the guilty and save the innocent."

      Was it common knowledge in the Vatican at the time? "Not common knowledge," explains Martin. "But I found out about it by being a member of the Vatican circles that learned these things. It's like everything else. I'm sure there are people floating around Washington, and they know an awful lot about what's going on. Someone says, 'how do you know that'? Well, it's just... we know it."

      The story ofWindswept House continues in present day Europe as an international group of conspirators spanning Church and State plots a one world government on behalf of Lucifer. So are readers to infer that no matter what happens, the Pope and the Church hierarchy are bound to serve the fallen angel?

      "No," explains Dr. Martin. "What it means is that for the moment, Lucifer the biggest archangel, the leader of the revolt against God, has a big in with certain Vatican officials. Enthronement doesn't mean that he rules. It means that they did their best to put him there. The ideal would be to have their man as Pope. In that case then Satan would be enthroned."

      The book goes on to describe how two brothers, one a priest and the other an investment banker, grapple with these awesome consequences as pawns in the game. Meanwhile the cabal of Globalist-oriented Vatican officials and European-based internationalists try to corner the Pope into voluntary resignation so that they can get their man in the Chair of Peter.

      This theme coincidentally is also the basis, albeit in non-fiction form, of Martin's book The Keys of This Blood: Pope John Paul II Versus Russia and the West for Control of the New World Order.

      The upshot? A One World Government is a fait accompli, he infers. What Dr. Martin calls the "millennium endgame" is a competition for a new global hegemony by the key Globalist players. What's interesting is that the novel appears to be a seamless transition from his previous non-fiction work. The reader then is put in the position of concluding that the New World Order is a done deal, that a One World Government is here and now and, as the expression goes, it's all over but the crying.

      But you wouldn't expect Globalist agit-prop from a former Jesuit. Or would you?



The Enthronement of Lucifer in the Vatican

 

And Who Is Malachi Martin?

      Author of 15 books on religious and geo-political topics, Malachi Martin is highly regarded and respected as a world renowned scholar.

      Trained in theology at Louvain, he received his doctorates in Semitic Languages, Archaeology and Oriental History. He subsequently studied at Oxford and Hebrew University in Jerusalem. From 1958 to 1964, he served in Rome, where he was a close associate of the Jesuit cardinal Augustin Bea and Pope John XXIII, as well as a professor at the Vatican's Pontifical Biblical Institute.

      Malachi Martin is the author of many best-selling books including Vatican, Hostage to the Devil, The Jesuits, The Final Conclave, and The Keys of This Blood. Also he was a Roman Catholic priest of the Society of Jesus until 1964 when he left the Jesuits. Why?

      "It was a grave decision," he says. "I could see the way the Church was going, the way churchmen were going in their decisions and all the anchors I had for morality and zeal were being undone. Then when the Vatican Council started in 1962, I could see the way the flow of opinion was going in the Vatican by a group of cardinals from Belgium, Germany and France. They were maneuvering the Church into totally new ecclesiology. I couldn't accept this."

      As an advisor to three Popes, Dr. Martin has had his fair share of romanita, that uniquely Roman methodology of connivance and power politicking. "I started off as an advisor on Judaism," he continues. "I was trained in Semitic languages and I spent a year and a half studying the Talmud... Then my superiors in Rome also found that I understood Judaism very well. They wanted someone to explain it, since they were studying the whole question of Jewish-Christian relations. So I was drafted into helping with that."

      And the outcome? "They produced a document in which they sort of absolved the Jewish people of the death of Christ."

      Based on his research? "No, not on my research," argues Martin. "I was only a cog in the wheel. I didn't agree with the final document either. It went too far. And then there were conclusions about the need for Catholics to study Judaism and get to know them better."

So this was the ecumenicalization of the Church that was going on?

      "That's it in one word," concurs Martin. "And I couldn't agree with the total effect of all that because I thought they went too far."

      Dr. Martin was also involved with Vatican intelligence. What did he do? "Just assessing things in Israel, whatever anti-Christianity there was amongst the Israelis. There was and still is. And what was the position of the Arabs. I used to live in Jordan and Lebanon and Egypt. I knew those places very well and could assess the position of the Church and the various Christian communities."

      The many-talented Dr. Martin is also known as a practicing exorcist and has even written a book about the subject called Hostage to the Devil.

      He says he came up against evil as a force in the world in an uncontrovertible undeniable way in his first exorcism.

      "I was in Cairo and it was evil," Dr. Martin recalls.

      "You know you only have to enter its presence, or for it to enter your presence to know that you are in the presence of something which is summarily evil."

      "It's invisible. You can't see it. But you know it wants you dead. Dead. Dead. And in a horrible way," he repeats in a hypnotic voice. "It's touching your very bones by its presence."

      So how does he explain the phenomenon of demonic possession? "Free will", says Dr. Martin. "For the first time in the work we have been doing for thirty-one years in this corner of the globe, during the last ten years or so, we have found young men and women thirty-somethings or twenty-somethings coming forward and saying, 'Listen I made a pact with the devil. I wanted this woman. I wanted this man. I wanted this job. I wanted this money. I wanted this, this, this, and I made a pact and he gave it to me and now I can't get free of him. He dominates my will. Please liberate me. And then people get to it by means of things like a ouija board or by spiritual seances or channeling."

      Malachi Martin is also known as a serious scholar of apocryphal writings, having authored a book called The Scribal Character of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

      (As an impressive mark of his erudition, Malachi Martin even knew about the alternative Abraham and Isaac story in one of the so-called Pseudepigrapha, the Book of Jubilees. In this unsanctioned version of Genesis, Abraham is commanded to kill his son, but not by God. Instead it is Mastema, a fallen angel known as "the accusing angel" as well as the Tempter and Executioner, who tells the Hebrew patriarch to do the dirty deed. To his credit, of course, Abraham doesn't slaughter his firstborn. When asked why the Genesis version omits details of the fallen angel Mastema as the instigator of Abraham's test, however, even Malachi Martin admits ignorance.)

Bernard Janzen "Fr. Malachi Martin: Camouflaged Apostasy"


The Globalist Imperative

      Like the prissy intellectuals of the 1930s enamored by National Socialism (as well as Fabian Socialism), the current fin de siecle version of internationalists are likewise paving their own road to a Globalist hell with good intentions.

      Using the Hegelian model of history, first there was Capitalism (thesis), then Communism (antithesis), and now there's the New World Order (synthesis), risen from the ashes of the Cold War and the formerly 'competing' ideologies.

      International socialism or corporate fascism (aka Globalism) is, in fact, the trendy philosophy for the end of the millennium. In his book Megatrends 2000, Olympian futurist John Naisbitt calls it "free market socialism," a hybrid economic system that combines welfare state policies with multinational corporate business on a global level.

      Globalism, however, as a secular religion, has a dogma all its own. Its primary belief system is based on the notion that the usefulness of the nation-state is over. In other words, national sovereignty is a thing of the past and a One World Government is inevitable. But... this effort, at least for now, must be couched in cryptic language for the unwashed masses. Otherwise they'd get too upset.

      Globalist spokesman Zbigniew Brzezinski, former Columbia University professor, President Carter's former National Security advisor, and founder of the Trilateral Commission spoke at the Gorbachev Foundation's State of the World Forum in 1995, "We cannot leap into world government in one quick step," he said. "(It) requires a process of gradually expanding the range of democratic cooperation." In plain language, that means people must be further indoctrinated.

      Eurocrat Jean-Marie Guehenno hints at this global hegemony or one world totalitarianism calling it an "empire without an emperor." Guehenno wrote The End of the Nation-State (1995) which was called La fin de la democratie (The End of Democracy) in the original French version. Since nation states are obsolete, he claims, "'wise men' capable of thinking through the finite world that has become our common lot" must be entrusted to guide us into what he calls an 'Imperial Age'." Presumably Guehenno counts himself as one of the ranks of "The Wise Men."

      Most striking though is a chapter in Guehenno's book called "Religions without God", which evokes the image of the humanist shaking his fist at an empty sky. The ultimate reduction of this conundrum for the internationalists is to hint at a "global politburo" to run the world as posited by Paul Mazur in Unfinished Business (1979).

      According to Dr. Martin's nomenclature, Guehenno is one of the Transnationalists -- bureaucrats who believe that Globalism is based on "the development of new and ever wider interrelationships between the governments of the world".

      On the other hand, the Internationalists are "individuals who operate from a power base of finance, industry and technology". Together these groups are the Globalists, the social engineers conniving for the convergence of East and West in the so-called New World Order.


Luciferian Geo-Politics

      For a Churchman, Malachi Martin shows a remarkable familiarity and understanding of Luciferianism, a belief system which hold human wisdom, secular humanism if you will, as its paragon and the fallen archangel Lucifer as the Prince who will rule the world.

      Readers ofWindswept Houseare given the impression that the old traditional Catholic Church is good because the protagonists, Christian Gladstone and his mother are defending it, while we know that the Church has been dedicated to Lucifer. Faced with these two alternatives, the conclusion is that the Roman Catholic Church run by Lucifer is good -- a classic (and incredibly sophisticated) double bind, which is constantly reinforced in the reader's mind throughout the 646 pages of the novel.

      "Well, the Church itself has not been given to Lucifer," argues Dr. Martin. "He was enthroned in the Vatican by Vatican officials. That doesn't mean he possesses the Church yet. The Church anyway is an ambiguous term because it either means the actual physical bloc of churches, convents, libraries, academies, parish houses and cathedrals, the physical plant. Or it means the group of faithful in the state of grace whether they are alive in Purgatory or in Heaven. That is the body of Christ."

      "There has always been, since the fourth century, this organization set up by the Emperor Constantine. But that is not essential for the Church. The Church can exist without it. So that mystical body of Christ has not fallen into Lucifer's hands. The organization to some degree has. That's the difficulty."

      What about the book putting his readers in a double bind? You're presented with two choices. Either A. The Luciferian-controlled Roman Catholic Church. Or B. The Luciferian-controlled New World Order. So where does Malachi Martin find himself?

      "The New World Order is definitely won by Luciferian believers," says Dr. Martin. "There's no doubt about that."

      And then he starts to rationalize their modus operandi.

      "But these are men who came to be and are in their actions at least, humanitarian and philanthropic. They want to wipe out hunger and disease. They want to limit the population of the world. They believe the world is headed for mass starvation. They also want to enter into education. They would like to have an alliance with the Roman Catholic Church and with another pope. This one -- they know would stand in their way in regards to population control because he is deadstart against abortion, contraceptives, genetic engineering."

      And what about "The Process" he refers to in his book?

      Dr. Martin replies that it's the "Luciferian Process" of secularizing every religious mind so that the common mind today would be one which regarded the earth as a planned paradise to be built up. There is no God above the skies, no heaven, and there is no hell beneath the earth. It's complete secularization."

      (John Lennon's classic rock anthem "Imagine" comes to mind. "Imagine there's no country," he sang. "It isn't hard to do. Nothing to kill or die for. And no religion too.")

      But do the Luciferians have a timetable?

      "We are now according to the official doctrine of the Luciferians in what they call "the Availing Time". They have a tradition that in these years they can avail of the time to install the Prince, who is Lucifer, as the greatest power on earth in charge of human civilization and adored by men."

      And to what end?

      "To exalt the power of Lucifer. That is the end in itself. It's the Luciferian purpose. If they don't do it in these years, then it is put off sine die, without resolution. They are very keen on getting it done."

      And what are the next steps in this "Process"?

      "The purpose is to secularize education completely," continues Dr. Martin. "And to eliminate from considerations of life and death -- medicine, sociality, finance, birth, development etc., to free that of any religious presumption whatever. To free it from the superstition of religion so that man is dealt with scientifically and humanly. And that is 'the Process'. 'The Process' is to make the human mind accept that... 'The Process' is whereby all education, primary secondary and higher, college university and all public activity is completely rid of all religious presumptions."

      "There is a layer of satanism, of satanist ritual which prepares people for perfect Luciferian adoption. They have covens and sacrifices and rites. The Luciferians have no rites, you know."

      So dabbling with satanism in these rituals leads to a different form of "commitment" which is Luciferianism?

      "It is a preparation for Luciferianism and there are reversals sometimes," claims Dr. Martin. "You will find a crowd of Luciferians having a satanic ritual as a reminder of things. But they have all passed through in a sense and that involves three things: the infliction of pain without flinching, the infliction of death without flinching, and the use of fire."


Windswept House — Message and Subtext

      In Windswept House, Christians and Luciferians clash over the remains of the Roman Catholic Church. It's a controversial and provocative story, a political thriller with metaphysical implications. It delves into the depths of treachery, intrigue and Machiavellian politics at the highest levels of the Church. As a fact-based novel with frequent lengthy asides on real historical geopolitical events like the fall of the Soviet Empire and the Helsinki Accords,Windswept House is a vehicle for one simple message -- the New World Order is here and now.

      While a group of cardinals scheme to force the Pope to resign his office so they'll be able to install a man who will do the Luciferians' bidding, a priest, Christian Gladstone is called to Rome. Cardinal Maestroianni, a power player and one of the leaders of the cabal, enlists the priest to poll bishops regarding closer ties with the European Economic Community. In fact, however, the Cardinal is assessing the timing for a conclave in which the Slavic Pope would be forced to resign because he has become a stumbling block in the Luciferians' plans.

      From the business side, Paul Gladstone, Christian's brother and an expert in international relations working at a Globalist law firm, is also unknowingly recruited to bring the Luciferian plan to fruition. When the brothers find out they are both being unwittingly used in the schemes of the Luciferians, they join forces. Christian then must reach the Pope to tell him that he is being manipulated to abdicate the Chair of Peter.

      Will the Pope resign? And will he exorcise the Church in time?

      The subtext? It doesn't really make a hell of a lot of a difference. 

Father Malachi Martin: End of Christian Civilization



The Future of the Church Militant

      In his novelWindswept House Malachi Martin expostulates his readers regarding the reasons why the "Slavic Pope" (Pope John Paul II) is so ineffectual. But what is the Pope's agenda as he sees it?

      "I think that from the very start John Paul II for whatever reasons, has sought after one thing and one thing only," says Dr. Martin. The formation of what now appears to be in his mind, a universal assemblage of Catholics at the core; grouped with them the Protestant denominations, sects and churches; grouped around them believing Jews, believing Muslims, believing Hindus, believing Buddhists. And that would be a universal religious assembly that could have a powerful dynamic kick in civilization and in solving the problems of men and women today. That is the only thing you can really say this man has sought heart and soul and body with all his travelling. When he went to churches all over the world, member churches of the Catholic Church in all the countries, he was bolstering the reputation of the papacy and he was speaking Catholic dogma, Catholic belief, Catholic morals. But in reality he was reaching out to everybody. He wanted to make friends with everybody."

      And what about the widespread homosexuality, pedophilia and satanic rituals in the Church, common knowledge he avers known to all Vatican insiders? Since as he wrote Christ is no longer honored in the tabernacle, what does he think will happen?

      "Once the tabernacle is emptied of Christ's real presence, then the Church ceases to be holy and therefore it's going to be entered by the opposite power, Lucifer," says Martin. "And this is taking place now. Not widespread, but it is taking place. There's no doubt about that."

      So will the Church fall on its own? "It's disintegrating slowly," says Martin. "As an organization, it's being marginalized sociopolitically and culturally. And religiously, it's weakening and decaying, obsolescing..."

      "If you look at any country today there are three identifiable components of that State. One, the government. Two, there is industry. Third, there are what we call NGOs, the non-governmental organizations. That's everything from Mothers Against Drunk Drivers to the Catholic Church. And they're just simply lumped together, voluntary associations with as much power as they can grasp but of no special importance. Now fifty or seventy years ago, when an ethical or moral question arose, people and governments looked to the churches. Now they don't any longer."

      And yet another sensitive question. Something doesn't add up. Malachi Martin's a priest. He's supposed to fight evil. Yet his bookWindswept Houseis clear evidence that he's thrown in the towel.

      "Well I don't see evidence of having thrown in the towel," protests Dr. Martin. "Because there's a lot I'm being made to pay for, in the sense that the writer obviously likes and reveres this Pope even though he disagrees with him. The writer also believes in the blessed sacrament. He believes in the Pope's infallibility. He believes in salvation. He believes in hell. He believes in the evil of the devil."

      So why doesn'tWindswept Houseend with Christ victorious in the book?

      Does Dr. Martin believe that the Luciferian forces have won already?

      "No. No. No," insists Dr. Martin. "This is an interim book. It ends in a big doubt -- everybody waiting." This must be what they call the European ending -- as opposed to the American ending where all the loose ends are tied up.

      Then the story shifts into "The Devil, Er, I Mean the Editor Made Me Do It". "The publisher said, 'listen the story isn't finished yet,'" says Dr. Martin. "I had a lovely glorious ending. I had a vision. I had a marvellous thing over the Alps. He cut it out."

      This is an actual editorial decision? "Yes," says Dr. Martin.

      But with all due respect, it almost sounds like Luciferian tampering. Not that anyone wants a saccharine ending. So are readers to conclude that the Luciferians won because of the passivity of the Pope in defending the Church?

      "Well, they haven't won yet," says Dr. Martin on a slightly upbeat note. "We're waiting for this man to do something. He's the Vicar of Christ. I know I'm defending him but..."

      "Readers who call me or write me say, what do we do now? I say, read my next book," he continues.

      With Martin's death on July 28, 1999, his suggestion seems to be a moot point.

      "So perhaps editorially," he concludes, "it was the right decision, but religiously it was the wrong decision. I don't know."

      It's been said that "by their fruits, ye shall know them." Malachi Martin's assent to the so-called "process" is the tangible "fruit" of Windswept House.

      Is the novel a prophecy? Or is it just a warning?

      In any case, the New (Luciferian) World Order that Martin describes puts a religious spin to the whole "process" of history.

It's also clear -- the book is a Luciferian masterpiece.  


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          (VIDEOS) Signs in the sun: The sun is set to 'change form,' says NASA   
Signs in the sun: The sun is set to 'change form,' says NASA
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 During a solar minimum, certain types of activity, such as sunspots and solar flares will drop - but NASA also expects the development of long-lived phenomena including coronal holes.

The sun's magnetic field weakens during solar minimums, thus providing less shielding to the earth. With our protective shield thus weakened, the number of galactic cosmic rays that reach the earth's upper atmosphere increases. 


Space Weather, Cosmic Giants, NSWEF 

Coronal Holes, Storm Watch, Light Walker

As Planet X gets closer...

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          Planet X Incoming: Giant sinkhole swallows sleeping woman in China   
Planet X Incoming: Giant sinkhole swallows sleeping woman in China
Latest earth changes news...
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A sleeping woman was swallowed by sinkhole in central China after her bedroom collapsed during heavy rain.

The video, filmed in Shizhuling, Hunan Province on June 25, shows how the house partially collapsed when the sinkhole opened due to the unstable terrain composed of a network of caves and waterways.

 

 

Just like Jeff Bush in Florida a few years ago! Fears are growing for a 45-year-old mother in central China who was apparently swallowed by a sinkhole while she was sleeping in her bed.


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Giant sinkhole swallows sleeping woman in China (video). via South China Morning Post
It is her husband that rang the alarm on Saturday morning, when after hearing a loud boom, he entered his bedroom, and found a three-square-metre hole in the floor that swallowed a refrigerator, an electric fan and his wife.
The couple lives in Shizhuling, a village in the city of Lianyuan, which had been hard hit by heavy rains over the previous two days.

Search for the swallowed woman

Rescue teams launched a search for the missing woman – digging to a depth of 15 metres – but the work had to be called off when conditions became too dangerous. The excavation in the sodden ground even led to the partial collapse of a neighbouring property.


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Rescue teams dig 15 meters deep and did not find the body of the 42-year-old mother. via South China Morning Post
The deadly sinkhole was most certainly due to geological landscape in the area made of a network of caves and underground waterways.

For the video:
 http://strangesounds.org/2017/06/giant-sinkhole-swallows-sleeping-woman-bedroom-china-video.html

 "And the Earth Shall Swallow up..." 


 

DEVELOPING: Mysterious boom shakes houses and alarms residents in St. Helens, Oregon


A mysterious sound resembling a thunderous explosion was heard around 8 p.m. on June 25 in the St. Helens area. Curious citizens flooded social media with questions about the origin of the loud boom that some said shook homes and rattled windows. According to St. Helens Police Chief Terry Moss, the first reports of the sound came in at 8:22 p.m. Moss said his department fielded 11 calls regarding the boom, mainly from residents on the west side of town.
The cause of the sound has not been determined. Moss said this time of year is marked by frequent firework and “loud boom” reports. Without more definitive information, Moss said the matter would be considered closed. There was a viral reaction to the sound on Facebook, where reports of the boom were contentiously debated and numerous theories were offered. READ MORE


BIRTH PANGS: 900 Quakes in Yellowstone, 40 quakes near Lake Tahoe, 40 Quakes in N. Iceland


There are currently several seismic swarms taking place around the world. Nobody knows when they are going to stop and more frightening what they are going to produce. Yellowstone Supervolcano earthquake swarm reaches 878 events in just two weeks. The earthquake swarm hitting the Yellowstone national Park is currently slowing down, but more than 900 quakes have already hit near West Yellowstone on the western edge of the National Park in the last 2 weeks. But there is
virtually no risk of the volcano erupting – USGS hasn’t raised either the volcano alert level or the aviation color. The current earthquake swarm began on June 12. A week later, the USGS put out a statement to say that 464 earthquakes had been recorded, with the largest being magnitude 4.4. This is the highest number of earthquakes at Yellowstone within a single week in the past five years. At the time, a spokesperson for the USGS said “slowly winding down,” adding that “no other geological activity has been detected.” However, in a newly released statement about the ongoing swarm, seismologists from the University of Utah said 878 events have now been recorded at Yellowstone National Park. READ MORE


Deadly floods and landslides hit southern China, 7.44 million affected


Floods, landslides and other disasters caused by severe weather across southern China affected more than 7.4 million people in 9 provinces since June 22, 2017, officials said today. As of early June 27, the death toll stands at 32 while 8 people are still missing. According to data provided by China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA) valid 01:00 UTC (09:00 local time) on June 26, Changde, Yueyang, Yiyang, Loudi, Shangrao, Juijiang and other places recorded between 350 and
470 mm (13.8 – 18.5 inches) of rain since the evening of June 22. By that time, severe weather affected 7.33 million people, 504 000 people were evacuated, and 186 000 needed emergency rescue. 6 500 houses collapsed while 60 000 suffered different degrees of damage. The direct economic loss was estimated at 9.46 billion yuan. At 01:00 UTC on June 27, the number of affected people rose to 7.446 million. READ MORE

Planet X Incoming: Birth Pangs May, 2017  



          By 2100, Refugees Would Be the Most Populous Country on Earth   
Poverty and deadly wars are the major drivers of displacement.

The UN Refugee Agency has announced the new figures for the world’s displaced: 65.9 million. That means that 65.9 million human beings live as refugees, asylum seekers or as internally displaced people. If the refugees formed a country, it would be the 21st largest state in the world, just after Thailand (68.2 million) and just ahead of the United Kingdom (65.5 million). But unlike these other states, refugees have few political rights and no real representation in the institutions of the world.

The head of the UN Refugee Agency, Filippo Grandi, recently said that most of the displacement comes as a result of war. "The world seems to have become unable to make peace," Grandi said. "So you see old conflicts that continue to linger, and new conflicts erupting, and both produce displacement. Forced displacement is a symbol of wars that never end."

Few continents are immune from the harsh reality of war. But the epicenter of war and displacement is along the axis of the Western-driven global war on terror and resource wars. The line of displacement runs from Afghanistan to South Sudan with Syria in between. Eyes are on Syria, where the war remains hot and the tensions over escalation intensify daily. But there is as deadly a civil war in South Sudan, driven in large part by a ferocious desire to control the country’s oil. Last year, 340,000 people fled South Sudan for refugee camps in neighboring Uganda. This is a larger displacement than from Syria.

Poverty is a major driver of displacement. It is what moves hundreds of thousands of people to try and cross the Sahara Desert and then the Mediterranean Sea for European pastures. But most who try this journey meet a deadly fate. Both the Sahara and the Mediterranean are dangerous. This week, the UN’s International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in Niger rescued 600 migrants from the Sahara, although 52 did not survive.

A 22-year-old woman from Nigeria was among those rescued. She was on a pick-up truck with 50 people. They left Agadez for Libya. ‘We were in the desert for ten days,’ she says. "After five days, the driver abandoned us. He left us with all of our belongings, saying he was going to pick us up in a couple of hours. But he never did." Forty-four of the migrants died. The six who remained struggled to safety. ‘We had to drink our own pee to survive,’ she said.

Getting to Libya is hard enough. But being in Libya is perilous. Violence against vulnerable migrants inside Libya continues to occur. The IOM reports the presence in Libya of ‘slave markets.’ Migrants who make it across the Sahara into Libya have told investigators that they find themselves in these slave markets where they are bought to be taken to private prisons and put to work or else sold back to their families if they can raise the high ransom payments. UNICEF reports incidents of rape and violence against women and children in these private prisons. One 15-year-old boy said of his time in a private prison, "Here they treat us like chickens. They beat us, they do not give us good water and good food. They harass us. So many people are dying here, dying from disease, freezing to death."

Danger lurks on the sea as well. This year already IOM reports least 2,108 deaths in the sea between Libya and Italy. This is the fourth year in a row that IOM has counted over 2,000 deaths by mid-year. Over the past five years, this averages out to about 10 deaths a day. Libya, broken by NATO’s war in 2011, remains a gateway for the vulnerable from various parts of Africa, countries damaged by IMF policies and by warfare. There is no expectation that the numbers of those on the march will decrease.

In a recent paper in The Lancet (June 2017), Paul Spiegel, formerly of the UN Refugee Agency suggests that the "humanitarian system was not designed to address the types of conflicts that are happening at present." With over 65 million people displaced, the various institutions of the UN and of the NGO world are simply not capable of managing the crisis.

"It is not simply overstretched," Spiegel wrote of the humanitarian system, "it is no longer fit for purpose."

These are shattering words. One problem Spiegel identifies is the assumption that refugee flows are temporary, since wars will end at some point. What happens when wars and occupations are permanent? People either have to live for generations in refugee camps or they will seek, through dangerous passages, flight to the West. He gives the example of Iran, which absorbed over a million Afghan refugees without using the camp strategy. They simply allowed the Afghans into Iranian society and absorbed them by putting money into their various social schemes (such as education and health). Spiegel also points out that refugees must be part of the designing the process for humanitarian aid. These are good suggestions, but they are not going to be possible with the limited funds available for refugees and with the crisis level of activity that detains the humanitarian agencies.

Spiegel does not deal with one of the great problems for humanitarianism: the persistence of war and the theory that more war—or the current euphemism, security—is the answer to humanitarian crises. This January, over 1,000 people tried to scale the large barrier that divides Morocco from the Spanish enclave of Ceuta. Looking at that barrier, one is reminded of the idea that walls will somehow prevent migration, a view driven by President Donald Trump. Violence met the migrants, a mirror of the violence that was visited among migrants along the spinal cord of Eastern Europe last year. Walls, police forces and military interventions are all seductive to an imagination that forgets why people migrate and that they are human beings on the run with few other options. There is a view that security barriers and security forces will raise the price of migrant and deter future migrants. This is a silly illusion. Migration is dangerous already. That has not stopped anyone. More humane thinking is necessary.

It is important therefore that the UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told a meeting on the Sahel on June 28 that the world leaders need to "avoid a disproportionate emphasis on security" when dealing with the multiple crises in the Sahara region and north of it. "No purely military solution" can work against transnational organized crime, violent extremism and terrorism, nor against poverty and hopelessness. Underlying causes are not being addressed, and indeed the surface reactions—to bomb more—only create more problems, not less.

In the July issue of Land Use Policy, professors Charles Geisler and Ben Currens estimate that by 2100 there will be 2 billion refugees as a result of climate change. These numbers are staggering. They are an inevitable future. By then, refugees will be the largest country on earth—nomads, seeking shelter from destruction of climate and capitalism, from rising seas and wars of greed.

 

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There's plenty of reasons to envy anyone whose job it is to find cool stuff in space. I mean, they get to stare into the cosmos with fancy, priceless tools, and discover things that humanity has never seen before. That being said, there's one thing that definitely wouldn't be so great about finding countless new planets, galaxies, and star formations: coming up with names for them all. A stunning new photo released by NASA shows off a gorgeous galaxy some 400 million light-years away from Earth, but its name is absolutely ridiculous. That fancy blob of orange and blue you see above is officially 2XMM J143450.5+033843. That long, rambling moniker doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, but its name is actually some pretty important information in itself. The letters and numbers indicate what observatory discovered it, as well as the galaxy's celestial coordinates. "Following the 'J': a right ascension value of 14h (hours) 34m (minutes) 50.5s (seconds)," NASA explains. "This can be likened to terrestrial longitude. It also has a declination of +03d (degrees) 38m (minutes) 43s (seconds). Declination can be likened to terrestrial latitude." NASA believes that the galaxy is driven by a supermassive black hole at its center, and that it is what is known as an "Active Galactic Nucleus," spilling X-rays into the universe from all sides. It's so incredibly far away that there's really no chance humanity will visit it in the foreseeable future, but from our perspective it's still a pretty stunning sight to behold.
          Rubio walks back comments on the age of the earth   
A month ago, I had a bit of fun at Senator Marco Rubio’s expense over his “I’m not a scientist, man” response to GQ’s question about the age of the earth. I brought up his comments again in my talk last week at the American Geophysical Union meeting, to much audience amusement. It served as…
          Rubio and Obama, compare and contrast   
Slate’s Daniel Engber is upset.  People are making fun of Marco Rubio’s “I’m not a scientist, man” response to a question about the age of the earth, and he wants to insist that “Willful ignorance of science is a bipartisan value.”  As evidence for this claim, he contrasts Rubio: Q: How old do you think…
          “I’m not a scientist, man”: Is Marco Rubio’s science denial stupid?   
After their thrashing in the 2012 elections, Republicans are casting about for a new standardbearer, and Marco Rubio is a leading candidate for that post.  One consequence of that attention is this GQ interview with Rubio, which includes this awesome exchange: GQ: How old do you think the Earth is? Marco Rubio: I’m not a…
          PROPHECY HOUR: 7 SIGNS TO SPOT THE ANTI-CHRIST EARLY!   
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          Texas cop killer had criminal record in St. Tammany: report   

The gunman who shot two San Antonio cops Thursday (June 29), killing one and critically wounding the opposite, had an in depth felony historical past in St. Tammany Parish, the San Antonio Categorical Information reported. Andrew Bice, 34, was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail 9 occasions on greater than 30 costs, together with a number of counts of kidnapping and housebreaking, over a 9-yr interval. Police stated Bice opened hearth on two cops after the officers stopped him and one other man on the road, the newspaper reported. Bice shot Officer Miguel Moreno within the head and Officer Julio

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          Amazing Monsoon Destinations in Asia   

Envision the cool rainstorm breeze shaking you in a sleep with you tucked into a comfortable cover tuning in to the sound of the raindrops against your window. The storm is a wonderful time. The clean and warmth settle and the rain divine beings remunerate our understanding with showers of help. With splendid, fluorescent greens all around that increase the draw of nature, the outside entice us to investigate, meander and delight in their appeal. Rainstorm mean hot cocoa and vivid umbrellas, petrichor and flying creature tunes. Goodness what a wonderland it makes! In the event that storm had a home, it would be South East Asia. This piece of Asia gets changed into a rich, green Utopia in the downpours. So whether its virgin rain-woodlands of Malaysia or the paddy fields of Indonesia, storms in Asia will make you go gaga for life in all its magnificence.

India

Rainstorms in India are frantic, tremendous and genuine in the meantime. They bring eminent grins, impromptu bewilderment and wash this magnetic scene with lavish green tints. All finished India, individuals experience the sweltering warmth of summers with just a single expectation in their brain; that the rain divine beings will be sufficiently caring to seem early. Such a great amount of relies upon the storms; the products, the celebrations and even the economy! What’s more, kid do the petitions work! At the point when the downpours come, they change the geography of this great country into something that is appropriate out of a legendary children’s story. A portion of the best places to visit in rainstorm in India are:

Kerala:

Rainstorm are caring to Kerala and favor this land with uncommon sights and scenes. Despite the fact that downpours are very substantial in this piece of the nation, they carry with them fabulous normal magnificence and a new breath of air, living Kerala up to the name divine beings claim nation.

Monsoon

Goa:

Goa is a heaven in downpours. The coconut trees move in a glad daze and the ocean is thundering and swelled with water. Despite the fact that you cannot take off to the shoreline amid this time, youll need nothing more except for a sluggish watercraft ride on the backwaters to appreciate the mysterious view. Can’t go to the shoreline in rainstorm? Try not to stress there are numerous different things to do in Goa in Monsoon.

Karnataka:

Karnataka winds up plainly splashed in excellence amid the storms. Waterfalls in Karnataka are an incredible sight in the times of July-August. Make a beeline for Coorg to sentiment in the midst of the espresso manors and waterfalls or to the compelling Jog falls in Shimoga area that move in jollity amid the downpours.

Monsoon

Meghalaya:

Home to Cherapunji and Mawsynram, the wettest places on earth, storms have an exceptional importance in this state. Shillong, encompassed with valleys, decorates perfect waterfalls and an all encompassing perspective of the moving slopes. North-east India with its untouched magnificence and virgin backwoods is genuinely a rain-darlings paradise.

Monsoon

Indonesia

At the point when there are storms in India, Indonesia is generally dry with light, discontinuous downpours that don’t come in the method for investigating this shocking nation. Indonesia, once the underdog of tourism, has since demonstrated that it offers amazing open doors for travel and touring. From one viewpoint Sumatra will entrance with its superb Lake Toba and on the other Bali will urge you to absorb its warm sun and delicate sands. That is the reason April to October is the best time to visit Bali . Jakarta is ending up being a shopaholics dream work out as expected and the Ayer islands are ideal for scuba jumping and snorkeling. Indonesia is unassuming, beautiful and brimming with conceivable outcomes!

Monsoon

Thailand

Thailand has an overwhelming rainstorm which is for the most part packed in its terrain. Storms shed the breathtaking exterior of Bangkok and despite the fact that the downpours here come to put it plainly, overwhelming spells, theres no chance you can avoid its appeal. The more secure spots to visit in Thailand amid the downpours are Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao where rain is less an aggravation instead of an enhancer of excellence. Prepare for amazing offers on lodgings and shopping amid this time and excellence like you have never experienced!

Monsoon

Malaysia

Malaysia is a standout amongst the most energizing rainstorm goals in Asia. It has everything; a virgin rainforest, stunning scuba plunge destinations, liberal retail treatment and even a world well known Orang-utan recovery focus! Amid the conventional storm period of whatever is left of Asia, Malaysia’s east drift is as yet dry which implies that its reality class shorelines are as yet available. So you can pick your enterprise: trekking, shake climbing, scuba-plunging or shop-bouncing! Malaysia is an explorers dream-work out as expected whenever of the year.

Monsoon

Singapore

Favored with two rainstorm, clamoring Singapore does not stop for any season! The main motivation to make a beeline for Singapore amid rainstorm is its observed Great Singapore Sale which offers mind blowing rebates, giving you a chance to look as chic and all around prepared as the Singaporeans so easily do! So go to this garden city to make the most of its total and find the incalculable liberalities and shocks anticipating you!

Monsoon

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          6.0 earthquake strikes off Ecuador   

A solid quake measuring magnitude 6.0 struck west of Ecuador, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said Saturday.

The shallow quake was enlisted at 22:29 GMT, the office said. The epicenter lied right around 20 miles northwest from the coastal city of Bahia at a profundity of 6.2 miles.

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There were no reports of harm or losses.

In April 2016, Ecuador was hit by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that slaughtered many individuals, harming more than 12,000 and causing genuine harm along the nation’s Pacific drift.

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          My Lord, the Most Merciful   
A few months ago, I updated this status to my Facebook account:
"Getting pretty sick of the rah-rah parade doing the rounds in the blogosphere:
"(to mothers/women in general): You ARE good enough. You ARE amazing."
Really, I'm not. Seriously. Enough already! I'm all for optimism, but...oh, wait. I'm not. I'm for realism.
Conclusion: I need chocolate. Lots of it. Therein lies the solution!"
I still stand by my words. I'm not saying we should wallow in the deep end of the pool of self pity; but this exaggeration of one's goodness also nauseates me.
I often feel this way. As I'm sure a lot of Mums do. That I'm not good enough; I'm not doing enough as a mother. If I'm finding it SO hard, surely I must be doing something wrong! I must try harder. I'm not trying hard enough. I'm not praying hard enough. I'm not attentive enough. I'm not loving enough. I'm not positive enough.
I am just not 'enough'. The feeling of being inadequate as a person - but intensified a hundredfold into the failings of a mother. Being inadequate as a person is somehow less awful than being inadequate as a mother. If you fail as a person, you have failed yourself. But if you fail as a mother, you have failed an entire generation.
These feelings come to a head when I get sick, like the past couple of days. I've been feeling down and low and completely unworthy of the beautiful present from my Lord that is my baby; and then last night was the worst. My whole body ached and my eyes watered and I was sure I would come down with a fever that would be the death of me. And the voices in my head said, "You're a horrible mother, thinking about dying and such when you should be thinking of Baby Girl. And what business do you have getting sick, anyway? How will you ever take care of Baby Girl in this condition?'
Feeling thus, I asked hubby if it would be ok for me to take a nap in the spare bedroom for a while before coming to bed for the night. My brilliant idea being proposed at midnight, he asked what did I need a nap for? I said that I really, really needed some rest (which I was not going to get with a 16 month old in bed with us, doing her best to take over the entire bed while her parents hung on to the edges for dear life.) He tore his eyes away from his PS3, took one look at me, and said, 'You know what, why don't you sleep on your own tonight. Get a good night's rest, and I'll take care of Baby Girl. Just keep the baby monitor with you, in case I do need to call you."
And suddenly there was a voice in my head, whispering "Then which of the favours of your Lord will you deny?"
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I don't remember the last time I had had such a good sleep as last night. To be sure, I still heard my baby's cries when she awoke in the middle of the night; I heard her cry out for me and I heard hubby comfort her back to sleep. But despite the disturbances, I had a good night's rest, alhumdulillah.
At Fajr time my bayboo woke up and cried for me again; this time she was inconsolable. I began getting up even before hubby's urgent whisper came through the baby monitor, asking me to come quickly.
As soon as I held my precious daughter in my arms, it was as if the negativity of the past few days had never existed. As she showered me with the sweetest hugs and kisses, I realized just how keenly she had missed me; and again there was the voice in my head, whispering, "Then which of the favours of your Lord will you deny?"
Such love as my baby expressed to me during the following day! All I could do was smile and think, so much love...for me? But I am so unworthy...so undeserving of it.
And then, finally, at long last, I understood: I may never be good enough. I may never attain perfection, but if I keep trying, my Lord will keep helping. When I take one step towards Him, He takes ten towards me. He, the Lord of the Universe, the Creator of all that is in the Heavens and the Earth, He who is Self-Sufficient and in need of no-one; He, my Merciful, Glorious Lord, will continue to help me as long as I keep trying.
With these thoughts in my head, I take a deep breath, cast away the doubts and continue on my journey of motherhood.

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          If my heart was a city...   
If my heart was a city, it would be filled with lush green grass and breathtaking waterfalls, with dense forests and golden sunshine. It would be a city of nature.

The air would smell of wet earth, of delicious baby-ness, of delicate flowers. It would be a safe haven; a cosy sort of place. A place of boundless love, of zero pretense - an open, honest place.

There would be rainbows, too, and unicorns and talking animals. Also ice cream that never melts and gemstones that grow on trees. And everlasting friendships and never ending relationships; a city of whimsy.

If my heart was a city, it would be dominated by mementos of my precious baby - breaking news of her latest cuteness being broadcast 24/7; perhaps even a committee to document every precious second spent with my angel.

And yet in this city, there would also be a darkness, lurking just out of sight - a certain frozen lake, where spring never comes and the sun never shines. A place of bittersweet history - closed off from public view, but ever-present, nevertheless.

There would be a hidden cave, too, overflowing with the pain of a million mothers and a million fathers; parents in Pakistan, in Iraq, in Syria, in Palestine...and an ancient family in Kerbala...a mother who mourns, to this day, the ruination of a beautiful household; the scorching heat of the desert, the piercing thirst of innocent children; the murder of a 6 month old.

But the heart remains hidden, and so does everything in it.

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          Habitable Zone Calculator   

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          Biodynamic Farming and the Legacy of Rudolf Steiner   

Biodynamic farming is a spiritual-ethical-ecological approach to agriculture initially developed by Austrian scholar Rudolf Steiner,1 Ph.D., (1861-1925). It’s an approach that can provide far superior harvests compared to conventional chemical-based agriculture, while simultaneously healing the Earth.


          【新品】★ニシノユキヒコの恋と冒険★キューピー★竹野内豊★   
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          The GAP Episode 283 - Phase Three   
The GAP Episode 283 - Phase Three On this episode of The GAP Luke Lawrie and Joab Gilroy discuss Phase Three of the podcast and kick off some of changes that are coming into play over the next few weeks. For this show they've been playing Rocket League, Neptune's Pride 2, Star Wars: The Old Republic, and talk about some hardware they recently got their hands on. In the news the T-800 Terminator is making its way to WWE 2K16, ESL is looking to implement drug testing, Hearthstone: The Grand Tournament is due out in August, and the Minecraft movie gets a sunny director. Then to cap things off...

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          The GAP Episode 278 - Arkham Knightmare   
The GAP Episode 278 - Arkham Knightmare On this episode of The GAP Luke Lawrie, Joab Gilroy, and Heath Dickson are joined by the editor of OXCGN.com Arthur Kotsopoulos to talk about his experience on and off the floor at E3. The games they've been playing include Batman: Arkham Knight, Ronin, Duck Game, DayZ, Hearthstone, and more. They also checked out AMD's latest lineup of graphics hardware and wrap up with the week in news. This episode goes for just over 2 hours, it also contains coarse language and some minor dodgy audio issues.

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          Japan bows out of the World Cup   

1: 第四期次席φ ★@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:35:53.08 ID:???0.net
Fifa World Cup Brazil 2014

Group C's final match
Japan 1 - Colombia 4

0 - 1: Juan Cuadrado (17th minute / PK)
1 - 1: Shinji Okazaki (47th minute)
1 - 2: Jackson Martinez (55th minute)
1 - 3: Jackson Martinez (83rd minute)
1 - 4: James Rodriguez (90th minute)

http://mainichi.jp/graph/2014/06/25/20140625k0000e050204000c/image/028.jpg




14 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:38:10.65 ID:pdJnHdH00.net
弱すぎワロタ 
LOL, so weak
22 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:39:25.07 ID:DXKPU3hL0.net
力は出し切れたな。湿度30度、気温も31度だったけど日陰だった。 
1、2戦目とは別のチームのように日本はよく動けた。 
They gave it their all. Humidity at 30 degress, and temperature at 31 but they were under the shade.
Japan moved much better in this game compared to the first and 2nd games.
26 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:40:16.39 ID:qD2PlC5I0.net
>>22
2軍が相手だったからね 
Because the opponent was mainly the reserves
23 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:39:27.94 ID:Bi6rAfo90.net
しかしNHK見てるがスペースの使い方が致命的に下手だな日本 
何で中央に固まっちゃうんだ… 
I was watching this on NHK, but Japan's hopelessly bad at utilizing the free spaces.
Why were they all bunched up towards the middle?
27 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:40:20.11 ID:P9ymCBHM0.net
>>23
それが自分たちのサッカー()なんだろ 
That's what they call "their own brand of soccer"
28 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:40:25.82 ID:NgcZjrJn0.net
感動をありがとうセールはまだですか? 
So will we be having thank you sales and discounts?
31 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:40:37.07 ID:v+mPBIFEO.net
所属クラブで結果を残せてない選手を使うな。 
頼むから、純粋に実力主義で代表メンバーを組んでくれ。 
Don't use players who haven't done anything for their respective clubs.
Please, form our National Team purely based on ability for a change.
33 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:40:44.46 ID:6L5Vagj80.net
次は選手の経年劣化を考慮した人選をして欲しいものだ 

何か広告宣伝の絡みで使い続けなきゃならんのかね
I hope they consider the decline in the players' quality when choosing the members next time.
Are they bound by sponsors that they just have to keep on using the same players?
35 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:41:03.03 ID:/ZO+teU90.net
ギリシャ「お前らの言う通り勝ってやったのに」 
Greece: "And we just won our game, just like how you hoped it"
39 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:41:18.16 ID:D5TAX0zv0.net
何も見るとこなく終わったな 
マジでなんだったのか 
So it just ended like that without even anything worth noting.
Seriously, what was all of this about?
41 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:41:22.69 ID:vEnCfaDB0.net
ツイッター見たら感動をありがとうばかり見るけど 
いったいどこに感動したんだろう? 
日本代表はW杯出られただけで十分という認識?
I'm seeing all these "Thank you, I was touched" comments on Twitter, but what on earth were they touched by?
Are these people satisfied with just being able to participate in the World Cup? 
44 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:41:42.87 ID:SrzzU0Bs0.net
史上最高の弱さだったな 
組み合わせ恵まれてこれ 
This looked like the weakest team in history.
We were blessed with the group pairings, and this is what we get.
48 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:41:57.74 ID:VpzfSXkw0.net
この代表に感動する要素ないよな 
Nothing to be impressed about this team at all
49 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:42:05.67 ID:6J59mIPA0.net
夢も希望もないわ 
There's no hopes nor dreams here
55 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:42:43.56 ID:DJXFCA3p0.net
ドイツW杯の時より酷いんじゃね?
Isn't this even worse than the World Cup in Germany? 
56 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:42:45.01 ID:Bi6rAfo90.net
これで感動とか言ってるようじゃベスト8なんて50年経っても無理だと思う 
If people are saying that they were moved by something like this, then I don't think we'll ever manage to get to the quarter finals in the next 50 years
61 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:43:01.15 ID:81d+QEYX0.net
世界ランクって正直やな~w 
The world ranking is pretty honest, huh w
62 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:43:10.64 ID:pmtIFKt40.net
プロを名乗るなこのアマチュアどもめが 
These damn amateurs who are calling themselves pros
63 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:43:11.26 ID:VEYmOah90.net
もっとスピード上げないと点取れないな 
相手が戻ってからじゃパス出す先も潰されてるし 
They can't score a goal if they don't take a more speedy approach.
If they just pass once the opponent has reorganized their defense then the receiver will be marked.
66 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:43:28.59 ID:34UOStOD0.net
あさ起きてびっく 
こんなにぼろ負けだったとはー 
I got shocked when I woke up.
Wow, I can't believe we were trashed.
67 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:43:33.06 ID:6L5Vagj80.net
もう世界ランクなんて3桁でいいよ 
Japan  should be ranked in the hundreds already
77 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:44:31.13 ID:SrzzU0Bs0.net
>>67
だな 
いちいち低すぎるとか文句言うバカうざいわ 
Yeah.
I'm sick of all those fools claiming how our current ranking is too low.
69 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:43:41.64 ID:Lcy5A0mZ0.net
アジア予選が無駄 
てかアジア枠が無駄 
The Asian qualifiers were a waste.
Rather, spots for Asian teams are a waste.
75 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:44:18.31 ID:SiepLVrw0.net
ここまでいいところなく終わるとはな・・・ 
I can't believe that this would all end without a single positive thing...
80 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:44:39.85 ID:dGf4oLp40.net
コロンビア相手に勝とうなんて甘い考え 
負けは、決まったのと同じなのに 

なんで失望してる連中がいるのか意味がわからん 
本気で勝てると思ったのかな 
Just the thought that we could beat Colombia was naive.
It was already decided from the outset that we'd lose.

I don't get why some people here are so disappointed.
Did they really think that we could win?
83 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:44:59.82 ID:gzen2kEC0.net
ちょっと渋谷に行ってくるね 
I'm off to Shibuya for a bit
84 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:45:00.70 ID:+3iziRFo0.net
どうせ広告屋のための選手を代表選手にするんだから 
2chで何言ったって変わらないんじゃね? 
もう4年後も大敗して日本サッカーが地に落ちるとこまでいかないとダメかもしれない 
They're still going to keep using players as their walking advertisements and include them in the national team, so I don't think anything will change even if you make all this noise here on 2ch.
I think there's no more helping our team unless we take a massive beating at the tournament 4 years from now and just let the Japanese football scene fall down to the ground.
88 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:45:10.70 ID:+AaPGjZl0.net
一回アジア予選でも負けてみれば? 
そうすりゃ勘違いも治るだろ 
Why not lose at the Asian qualifiers once?
That way, this wrong idea that we've had will all be wiped away.
92 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:45:50.15 ID:Aq2Cjl3Q0.net
何だかんだ言っても、優勝を狙うとか自信満々なことを言っていた 
本田と長友にはかなり責任があると思う 
I do think that Honda and Nagatomo who were so confident in saying that they were gunning to become champions are largely to blame for this
103 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:46:35.21 ID:iyecn5Br0.net
世界は遠いのお 
てかこれでアジア枠は減るな 
よかった 
The world is still so far away.
But I think they'll decrease the spots given to Asian teams with this.
Good.
104 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:46:36.83 ID:v0xpZDRt0.net
グループリーグ突破ってのは大変なこと 
敗退しても恥でも何でもない 
もちろん反省し原因究明しなければ次につながらないが 
Advancing to the knockout stage is a difficult thing.
There's no shame at all in losing at the group stages.
But of course, we have to reflect on this and determine the cause so we can use that experience in the future.
106 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:46:42.53 ID:mgPtdE9e0.net
このスレ、試合見ないで適当に書いてる奴多すぎだろ 
Too many people writing random stuff on this thread who probably didn't even watch the match
128 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:48:09.36 ID:gzen2kEC0.net
>>106
w
113 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:47:07.69 ID:RSRlBpDE0.net
2点目がもう完全に掌の上って感じ。 
岡崎のゴール以外、試合通じてほぼペケルマンのプランの中だった事がはっきりした瞬間。 
It felt like we were already dancing on top of their palms during the time they scored their 2nd goal.
It was the moment I realized that we were all trapped in Pekerman's plans throughout the entire game, apart from Okazaki's goal.
114 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:47:13.61 ID:leKPOquc0.net
筋力、体力、キック力、個人技すべて劣る 
Muscle strength, stamina, kicking strength, skills -- we were inferior in every way
118 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:47:19.42 ID:xwq3+zX00.net
とりあえず伸びた鼻を木っ端微塵にへし折られてよかった 
これでも世界との差を感じないと思うようであれば病気
At any rate, I'm glad that we've crash-landed down to earth.
If people still don't feel that gap with the rest of the world then they need help. 
127 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:48:05.88 ID:XNVr2hjd0.net
負けたのは結果として受け入れるしかないが 
全ての試合内容が勘弁してくれってレベルで酷いな 
We just have to accept the result that we lost.
But then the level of all the matches were so low that I want to say "gimme a break".
149 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:49:40.58 ID:sJNYT9Oi0.net
>>127
ギリシャ戦後の(主に地元の)観客からの大ブーイングとか酷かったなw 
ブラジル人はサッカーを見る眼が肥えてるから、人数少ないギリシャ相手のあの体たらくには我慢できなかったらしい 
The booing that the team got at the end of the match against Greece (especially from the locals) was so bad w
Brazilians have very keen eyes when watching football, so they probably couldn't take how our players were moving without intent against a depleted Greek squad.
138 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:49:00.79 ID:wxUQC28H0.net
サッカーの1-4て野球でいうと何対何? 
What's soccer's 1-4 like in baseball?
166 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:50:32.25 ID:4petfiDEO.net

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目の前の試合を勝つ!それだけに集中しよう。勝利する事ができれば最下位から抜け出せる可能性もある。1つ1つ積重ねよう!攻守に連動、後半戦に向け弾みを 1日、ホームで磐田戦|アルビレックス新潟|アルビレックス|新潟日報モア niigata-nippo.co.jp/albirex/soccer…

— PGM21 (@pro_g_mania21) 2017年7月1日 - 06:12

内容以上に勝ちたい気持ちをどれだけみんなが持ってプレーするかだ。あと2試合はこのメンバーだけで闘わなければならない。ここで全力を出さなければベンチ外になるメンバーもいる。必死にプレーしよう。流れを呼び込む勝利を albirex.co.jp/news/photo_dia… #albirex

— PGM21 (@pro_g_mania21) 2017年7月1日 - 06:15

@syogo11 一般の人たちでも働きながら子育てをするのは大変なのに国会議員は更に不規則でもっと激務な訳ですから宿舎から国会へ向かう経路であれば運用上問題ないと思います。それ以上にこういう実際に子育てしている議員がいる事で今を知… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

— PGM21 (@pro_g_mania21) 2017年7月1日 - 06:19

仕方ないだろうね。このままでは配信も無理だから止む無し。小出恵介ドラマ撮り直しが決定 さんま役で出演「Jimmy」(スポニチアネックス) - Yahoo!ニュース headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20170701-… @YahooNewsTopics

— PGM21 (@pro_g_mania21) 2017年7月1日 - 06:23

これだけ過酷な状況だと手取り25万以上は必要だ。ケチれば未来は萎む。「10年もたない」現役アニメ監督が語る、過酷な製作現場の内情と解決策(オリコン) - Yahoo!ニュース headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20170627-… @YahooNewsTopics

— PGM21 (@pro_g_mania21) 2017年7月1日 - 12:19

ご結婚おめでとうございます。ますますの活躍期待しています。横澤夏子、結婚!「ダイキくん」とすでに同居“奥さんごっこ”してます!(スポーツ報知) - Yahoo!ニュース headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20170701-… @YahooNewsTopics

— PGM21 (@pro_g_mania21) 2017年7月1日 - 12:20

青木、まさかのメジャー初登板!大差試合で9回マウンドに…敵軍マーもニヤニヤ dlvr.it/PRN8KZ #野球 #スポーツ新聞 pic.twitter.com/6G4zhtWIxt

— スポーツ報知 (@SportsHochi) 2017年7月1日 - 12:43

ピッチャー青木、新人王最有力候補のジャッジを抑える! #MLB #青木宣親 #アストロズ #ヤンキース #青木が投げた #ピッチャー青木 pic.twitter.com/moZzMTAia0

— DAZN ダ・ゾーン (@DAZN_JPN) 2017年7月1日 - 12:46

【MLB】HOU 4 - 10 NYY
<9回表:P.青木>
トレイエス  四球
ウェード   四球
カーター   左二(+1)
ガードナー  右犠飛(+1)
エルズベリー 遊ゴロ(+1)
ジャッジ   中飛
―――
1回20球… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

— ベースボールキング (@BaseballkingJP) 2017年7月1日 - 12:46

青木、まさかのメジャー初登板!! #MLB #青木宣親 #アストロズ #ヤンキース #青木が投げた pic.twitter.com/bOOJPL5dpB

— DAZN ダ・ゾーン (@DAZN_JPN) 2017年7月1日 - 12:30

モバアル試合速報メルマガ登録の皆様に本日のスターティングメンバーを配信しました。新潟はDFに西村竜馬選手が入りました。対人の強さはチームでも屈指。ソンジュフン選手と磐田の攻撃を跳ね返します。FWには山崎亮平選手。ホームでのゴールを… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

— albirex_pr (@albirex_pr) 2017年7月1日 - 16:33

サポーターの皆さんこんにちは。本日は19時からデンカビッグスワンで2017明治安田生命J1リーグ第17節・ジュビロ磐田戦。新潟市は雨もあがりました。大事な試合、力を合わせてともに闘いましょう! 今日も熱い応援よろしくお願いします!… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

— albirex_pr (@albirex_pr) 2017年7月1日 - 14:38

ビックスワンなう。今日は磐田戦!全て格上相手に1つ1つのプレーが必死にならないといけない。誰が出場しても出場する選手を信じる!ポイントは走り抜く!終わったらぶっ倒れる位走り抜く事!下手でもいい!下手なりのプレーをしよう!俺たちも全… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

— PGM21 (@pro_g_mania21) 2017年7月1日 - 18:03

守田登場!俺たちも守田と共にゴールを守り抜くぞ! #albirex pic.twitter.com/pTxjxiysWX

— PGM21 (@pro_g_mania21) 2017年7月1日 - 18:18

いよいよキックオフ直前!目に前の試合に全てを掛けて闘い抜く!余計な事は考えるな!目にの試合に集中して全力でサポートしていくぞ! #albirex pic.twitter.com/wdwG72lhFy

— PGM21 (@pro_g_mania21) 2017年7月1日 - 18:41

積極的に守りに行った失点は割り切る事!取り返す気持ちを持て行くしかない。後半はやり切る走り切る!最後まで諦めず必死にプレーしサポートしよう! #albirex

— PGM21 (@pro_g_mania21) 2017年7月1日 - 19:55

これが現実と受け止めるしかない。1番強くない俺たちが必死になっても互角に闘えない現実は今の力だ。残り半分やるだけの事をやるしか打開はできない。 #albirex pic.twitter.com/2Z7GK3QBL2

— PGM21 (@pro_g_mania21) 2017年7月1日 - 21:02

この状況で誰が社長をやっても強化部長をやっても監督をやっても非常に厳しいという事は重々わかり切っている。フロントが悪いというならこの予算でやってみたらよいと思うよ。世の中いかに予算次第と痛感させられる。この予算で14年もJ1のステージで闘い続けた事がやってしるだろう。

— PGM21 (@pro_g_mania21) 2017年7月1日 - 22:03

呂比須監督については今季について責任を問えない。開幕前から指揮したならともかく全員が自信を失った状況で誰も引き受けなかった中で火中の栗を拾って引き受けたというだけでも感謝しなければならない。これでクビにしたら次は誰も候補者はいない。それだけ深刻だと理解すべきだろう。

— PGM21 (@pro_g_mania21) 2017年7月1日 - 22:06

試合中呂比須監督とサンドロコーチの背中を観ていたけれどどうしたらよいのか本当に悩んでいる姿が非常に辛い。勝たせたいという気持ちは十分あるし、やっている事も悪くない。それだけ何やっても結果が出ない時である。同じ立場だったら誰もが苦悩するのだろうと背中を見て感じるよ。

— PGM21 (@pro_g_mania21) 2017年7月1日 - 22:13

補強しなかったという意見には少し異論がある。補強するにも予算がいる。昨年のカンファレンスに出席した人は予算が厳しいと聞かされている。この世の中予算次第で全てが決まる。神戸なんてまさにそう!1人の大金持ちで借金チャラにして全てが変わる。強いていうならストライカー不在が3年間痛い。

— PGM21 (@pro_g_mania21) 2017年7月1日 - 23:05

ご来場いただいたサポーターの皆さん、応援ありがとうございました。今日の試合もそうですが、苦しい、悔しいリーグ前半としてしまったことを申し訳なく思います。見つめ直し、皆が結束して戦う準備を続けていきます。監督、選手コメントを更新しました。 #albirex

— albirex_pr (@albirex_pr) 2017年7月1日 - 23:10

@albirex_pr 現実は受け止めています。何処で戦う事になったとしても予算が許す限りお金を払い共にスタンドから闘い続ける事に変わりありません。勝敗だけならこのチームに属する意味はありません。このチームのファミリーであるから意… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

— PGM21 (@pro_g_mania21) 2017年7月1日 - 23:20

オールマイティにコメンテート : 7月当ブログのターニングポイント!時代に合わせてやっていく blog.livedoor.jp/pro_g_mania21/…

— PGM21 (@pro_g_mania21) 2017年7月1日 - 23:22

@ugn58789 申し訳ないのですが1度Jリーグが公表しているJクラブ情報開示資料を観られた方がよろしいと思います。他のクラブと違い施設規模が大きかったり育成にも力を入れているので他の同規模クラブより維持費が必要です。観ればいか… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

— PGM21 (@pro_g_mania21) 2017年7月1日 - 23:25

補強しろとか言いますが各クラブの経営情報を確り見て批判しているように感じないんですよね。他のクラブの経営規模を知らずに批判されても困るので今年はこれからですが観た上で語ってほしい。About Jリーグ:Jリーグ.jp jleague.jp/aboutj/managem… #Jリーグ

— PGM21 (@pro_g_mania21) 2017年7月1日 - 23:29

唯一呂比須監督に助言するとしたら貴章を右サイドハーフでなく1トップで起用してほしい。ホニが右から左に回ってから正直機能していないし、山崎も1トップでは高さで競り合えない。その位置づけを変えるだけでも印象が違ってくる。クロスを上げろと指示するなら貴章の高さを目掛けてクロスを上げる。

— PGM21 (@pro_g_mania21) 2017年7月1日 - 23:36

23時45分頃、地震がありました。

[震度5弱]胆振中東部
[震度4]石狩中部、石狩南部
[震度3]石狩北部、後志北部、空知南部、日高西部、日高中部

— ライブドアニュース (@livedoornews) 2017年7月1日 - 23:48

■■気象庁速報■■01日 23時45分頃 最大震度5弱の地震が発生。( j.mp/2tvPyXN ) 震度5弱:胆振地方中東部他/震度4:石狩地方中部他/震度3:石狩地方北部他 #saigai #jishin #earthquake

— 地震速報 (@earthquake_jp) 2017年7月1日 - 23:48

【震度・震源速報 2017年7月1日 23:49】
1日23時45分頃、胆振地方中東部を震源とする地震がありました。震度3以上を観測した地域と震源は次の画像のとおりです。
images.zish.in/20170701234558…
この地震による津波の心配はありません。

— ライブドアニュース (@livedoornews) 2017年7月1日 - 23:49
          SANTO vs. EL ESPECTRO DEL ESTRANGULADOR / Cinematográfica Norte, Estudios América - 1966   
I'll end the month with this fun Santo flick, this follow up story starts with the recovery of the body of the Strangler, who had died at the hands of the police at the conclusion of the first film. The disfigured killer is taken to the city morgue, and, reading of the killer's death in the newspaper, Tor, the Strangler's assistant, heads for the morgue to take back his master's body. It seems though, the Strangler isn't actually dead!.. After being revived at his hideout, the Strangler vows revenge. There are shades of the PHANTOM OF THE OPERA going on, the Strangler is facially scarred, spends his free time playing his pipe organ and hangs out at the Opera House...

Tor has recovered the Strangler from the morgue and takes him to their hideout, there, the presumed dead maniac bounces back and plays his evil heart out on his creepy sounding organ!

It's Tor's job to sculpt the masks to be worn by the Strangler. Tor reminds me of the Charles Bronson character in HOUSE OF WAX starring Vincent Price from 1954.

Santo gets captured by the Strangler's goons and is put under a pile driver! Don't worry though, our hero escapes this infernal device by the skin of his ass!

Great shot of the Strangler as his ascends a ladder in the stinky old sewer system, it's how him and Tor get around without being seen!

Wow, Santo had some great crime labs in his early films, this is probably the best one!

Our hero tracks down the villains in the cemetery, and after battling it out, Santo is freakin' buried alive!! After pushing up on the earth above him, he barely escapes the death trap!

The Strangler's a tricky dude, he has a mask made from a detective in order to infiltrate the Opera House, where he has an evil plan he wants to implement...

The plan is to cut the rope holding the chandelier up and have it drop on the main opera star while she performs! Luckily enough, his aim is off and it misses her by a few feet!

This is insane! The Strangler kidnaps Santo's little crime buddy and beats the crap out of him!

Santo's having some problems getting to the Strangler in his hideout, so, he's forced to play Superman and bend some iron bars to get to the crazy killer!.. Damn!!

But, the Strangler is a really tough dude and brings it on! He knocks a huge metal whatchacallit over onto our downed hero and it looks like he's out for the count...

Luckily, the place catches fire and the Strangler actually dies in the flames... Hooray!!.. Hey, Dude punched a kid!.. More than once!!

Anyway, Santo makes with a twenty-three skidoo and heads for the exit, his little buddy is waiting for him in the car, making for a happy ending! Eegah!! starts off a new month for us tomorrow, so's, check it aus!!

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GuestLaura and Bruce will be talking about his new book "The Honeymoon Effect: The Science of Creating Heaven on Earth."
          The Laura Longley Show: - Where authentic change takes flight: Explore the Hidden Feminine and Spirituality with Cate Montana, Author of "Unearthing Venus"   
GuestEveryone talks about gaining enlightenment. But few realize one of the first steps on the journey is balancing out feminine and masculine energies. Join Laura and Cate Montana, author of "Unearthing Venus" on the Laura Longley show as they delve into exploring the feminine side of things.
          The Laura Longley Show: Astrologer Rhea Wolf, Author of "The Light That Changes" Nurturing our Inner Nature: Finding Peace in the Heart of Change. Discover the power of the moon   
GuestChanging how you see yourself can change the world. Portland astrologer and writer Rhea Wolf brings the Moon down to Earth and offers practical guidance for increasing self-awareness and nourishing the roots of the soul. Her new book "The Light That Changes" is both a workbook and a reference for understanding the language of the Moon in astrology. Whether you are new to astrology or continuing in your professional practice, you will find fresh insights and tools for working with Lunar Energ ...
          The Laura Longley Show: with Guest Bruce Lipton author of The Honeymoon Effect: The Science of Creating Heaven on Earth. Learn to create the relationship you want   
GuestLaura welcomes Bruce Lipton to the Laura Longley Show this week. Laura and Bruce will be talking about his new book "The Honeymoon Effect: The Science of Creating Heaven on Earth".
          Two arrested in Delhi jewellery shop robbery case   

New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Two robbers have been arrested in connection with a broad daylight robbery in a jewellery shop in the national capital, police said on Saturday.

Police said the accused persons -- Rakesh Rastogi, 57, and Raja Ram Deshmukh, 55, natives of Muradabad in Uttar Pradesh -- were wanted for a sensational robbery, committed on June 15 in a jewellery shop in south Delhi's Malviya Nagar area.

"Rastogi and Deshmukh were arrested on Saturday afternoon from Botanical Garden Metro Station in Noida's Sector 37 following a tip-off. Police also recovered robbed gold jewellery valued at several lakhs of rupees from their possession," Deputy Commissioner of Police Ishwar Singh told IANS.

"Police had on June 27 arrested their other associates, identified as Azeem, 26, Dilshad Mohammad, 26, and Saurabh Verma, 24, from different areas of Uttar Pradesh. With covered faces and carrying firearms and meat choppers, they entered victim Pramod Jain's jewellery shop in Malviya Nagar," Singh said.

They threatened Jain and escaped with all the jewellery, valued at Rs 65 lakh, from his shop, the police officer added.

"Both Rastogi and Deshmukh are being produced in the court and will be taken on police remand to unearth the entire conspiracy of the daring robbery. Several teams of south District are conducting raids at Bijnor, Moradabad and Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh to arrest the remaining accused," he added.

--IANS

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          Fargo's No Joke. It's a Hub of Cool Creativity.   
By The Boston Globe
The city of Fargo owes much to the Coen Brothers. Their same-named Academy Award winning dark comedy — and more recently, the spinoff FX series — put North Dakota’s largest city on the tourist radar, with many visitors eagerly posing beside the original woodchipper, an infamous Fargo movie prop, in the Fargo-Moorhead Visitors Center. The movie’s bumbling characters, screwball conversations liberally peppered with “you betcha’s,” and other over-the-top Midwestern dialectic expressions — not to mention the iconic woodchipper scene — have inextricably linked Fargo’s reputation to a long-running joke. (The Fargo Brewing Co. has taken advantage of this gag, crafting Wood Chipper, an aromatic pale ale served in many of the city’s bars.) Recently, the city has undergone a renaissance, with a revitalization of downtown bubbling with inventiveness. Here are some of the best examples of the savvy Fargo of today, a nexus of creativity, sustainability, and an energetic maker movement.

Coffee culture

An all-embracing sense of community pervades the Twenty Below Coffee Co. where local artists painted the abstracts hung on the walls, and crafted the cafe’s ceramic demitasse cups and saucers. Chemex, syphon, and seven other brew methods are available, but the owners also dispense “Pay what you can” coffee for a more economical caffeine jolt. The sunny space beckons patrons to stay awhile, serving up scrumptious in-house baked goods like peach thyme waffles with goat cheese and almond chia seed bread. Fridays are special: everyone, including customers, can contribute to a community potluck meal at noon.

Bike sharing

Great Rides debuted in 2015 offering sturdy bikes that can be picked up and dropped off at any of 11 docking stations all over the city. The Red River Path, one of several bicycle lanes, leads to an oasis: sylvan Lindenwood Park with shaded paths allowing access to picnic pavilions and the river, where locals cast fishing lines hoping to snag catfish or walleye.

Rooftop respite

Art bedecks many of the indoor and outdoor spaces at the boutique Hotel Donaldson, known as HoDo. Each of the 17 rooms features paintings, drawings and sculptures from various regional or local artists. Some of the guest rooms resemble a gallery space, such as #13 that showcases seven raw mixed media pieces by local artist Mike Marth, who’s noted for his abundant use of found objects. The hotel’s Sky Prairie Bar, Fargo’s first green rooftop, provides stellar views of downtown from its three-story perch with its meticulous native prairie landscaping. A ribbon of a pebbled path, in the shape of the Red River, wanders among tables snuggled amid tall blooming flowers and ornamental grasses. Here, the after-work crowd as well as visitors gather for a glass of Wood Chipper or another craft beer, or any of the more than two dozen wines by the glass. The hotel’s cuisine is farm to table, with some of the herbs sourced from the roof’s kitchen.

Contemporary art

A turn-of-the-20th century warehouse transformed into North Dakota’s largest art museum, the Plains Art Museum is impressive, both architecturally and culturally. At the core of the interior is a light-filled, three-story atrium that retains brick walls, heavy timber beams and some other original features. Among its 4,000-some pieces — including national and regional contemporary art — are works by prominent Native American artists, such as Star Wallowing Bull. His dramatically-hued drawings meld allusions of pop culture with traditional Native American symbols. Celebrating the plains region is a colorful mural by North Dakotan pop artist James Rosenquist, a work reflecting surrealist sensibilities that is prominently displayed on the ground floor. A second-floor skybridge leads to the Katherine Kilbourne Center for Creativity, an exhibition and workshop space that offers public art classes for kids and adults. (Pottery and figure study are two single-session adult classes that are regularly offered.)

Locally made

Unglued is a vibrant shop chock-a-block full of contemporary, handmade works from more than 300 regional makers. Expect the unexpected here, such as woodsy beard oils for men and funky black cat greeting cards. Unglued’s workshops couldn’t be more unique: Kids can take sushi making, while adults learn to sew snarky embroidery onto dish towels.

Liz and Cari, the mother-daughter team behind c.lizzy’s, a chill giftshop-cum-art gallery, curate wildly creative hand thrown pottery, metal earrings and other striking objects d’art. Liz, the mom, is an artist who works in a medley of different styles and media, some quite untraditional. She’s mounted her copper, nature-based, hand-cut pieces atop fragments of cottonwood branches that she’s gathered from the family farm.

Ashlee Dedin, owner of AENDEE, displays her upcycled accessories: neckties, bowties, earrings, headbands and scarves all fashioned from men’s button-down shirts she finds at thrift shops. She transforms each shirt into as many items as possible, even stylish bowties for pets.

Farmer’s market

An old Goodyear Tire property along Broadway buzzes with activity on Saturday mornings as crowds throng the outdoor Red River Market. More than a dozen vendors focus primarily on locally-sourced products. Selling alpaca sweaters, Ten Seven Acres has a couple of these gentle animals on hand. Russian rye, honey oat bran, and other baked goods sold by Breadsmith came straight from their hearth. Dirt Head Microgreens specializes in nutrient-rich sunflower and pea shoots and other edible micro leaves that make a perfect salad or sandwich accompaniment. At Rogue Candies, consumers clamor for maple bacon flavored and other inventive caramels.

Craft spirits

In an expansive space repurposed from a former car dealership and courthouse, Proof Artisan Distillers offers both tastings and tours of their distillery where all the spirits are made in a former judge’s chambers. Potatoes, barley and corn, base ingredients for the vodka, gin and whiskeys, are locally sourced. Recently, they released a cinnamon-flavored whiskey and several other spirits. Among the many vodka- and gin-based cocktails served at the bar — where bison burgers and pork tacos are on the menu — those blended with fresh grapefruit juice are especially refreshing.

Fargo's No Joke. It's a Hub of Cool Creativity - The Boston Globe

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          Comment on Joy by Jean-François Suchard   
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          North Dakota's Oil Boom Fuels Economic Growth   
By USNews.com

This isn't your father's Fargo any more.

That a state so sparsely populated and geographically remote stands among the top-five nationally in a broad measure of economic, educational, health and other metrics speaks volumes about an economic boom that North Dakota has experienced during the past decade.

Indeed it is the state's economic growth – No. 1 in the Best States rankings – that helped propel it to No. 2 in the overall measure of state economies.

With among the lowest unemployment in the nation and highest labor force participation, North Dakota also ranks highly in the roads, energy infrastructure – and even internet service – that it provides for just over three-quarters of a million residents. Its highly ranked higher education, with among the nation's most affordable tuition, has helped the citizenry reach a high level of attainment of college degrees. All measures considered, the state ranks No. 4 overall.

While 90 percent of North Dakota's land still is devoted to farming – with one-fifth of the population employed in agriculture that produces most of the nation's canola and flaxseed and ranks No. 1 in dry navy and pinto beans – it's what lies beneath the surface of this Canadian border state's wide open land that explains much of the recent growth of a domain that as recently as 2010 counted fewer residents than it had during the Great Depression of the 1930s.

It's oil and natural gas – and the technology for extracting it – that have both boosted the state's economy and also added a new dimension of social controversy surrounding pipelines that the industry is attempting to push through the state. Yet the state also is counting gains in manufacturing and high-tech ventures that have helped diversify the economy as oil has occupied a growing share of it.

"Energy and ag have always been very strong in our state, and the oil boom has moved us forward, but we've also worked to diversify," says Sandy McMerty, co-deputy commissioner for the North Dakota Department of Commerce. 

Recently elected North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum attributes the state's business sense to a long line of governors who came from the business world – in his case, the software industry. And he points to developments that hold promise for the future: A plant manufacturing the blades for 225-foot tall wind turbines employing 1,000 people, unmanned aerial aircraft mapping agriculture lands to amass mammoth data for improvement of crops, Microsoft "tapping in" to the state's well-educated workforce as the state attracts more young people.

"Our infrastructure is in great shape,'' the governor says – indeed, it ranks No. 6 in the Best States analysis. "The economic surpluses that we've had at the state level have allowed us to invest in infrastructure."

The Bakken Formation of oil and natural gas, among the largest contiguous deposits in the U.S., once was deemed infeasible for production. That was before hydraulic fracturing – an injection of water and chemicals into the black shale, siltstone and sandstone holding the oil, a process known as "fracking."

Before the oil boom, as recently as 2004, oil and gas production accounted for just 2 percent of the state's economy. By 2014, it accounted for almost 16 percent. And, while declining world prices for oil in recent years have dampened some of the Bakken boom's luster – and placed pressure on the small state's annual budget, forcing cuts in its esteemed public universities – overall oil production has held up for the most part.

There are fewer drilling rigs at work, but overall production slid to 1.17 million barrels per day in November from a peak of 1.23 million in December 2014 as drillers have pared operational costs. Drillers are employing new techniques that enable them to drill two miles down and then two miles horizontally, the governor notes, with the precision of someone picking the lock on a house.

"We've been a little bit down in production based on pricing,'' says McMerty, who is fluent in the daily price per barrel. "But energy companies are not short-term investment companies for the most part. They can ride out the lower prices."

The state's overall economic output more than doubled in 11 years, according to a Bureau of Economic Analysis report. The state's gross domestic product in 2013 reached a record $49.8 billion, up from $24.7 billion in 2002. In 2002, the state had the second smallest economy, ahead of only Vermont's. Still, some question the long-term sustainability of an economy hinging on a volatile industry.

"North Dakota has always been a boom and bust state – there hasn't been a time of expansion that wasn't followed by contraction," says Bill Caraher, associate professor of history at the University of North Dakota. "By and large, in terms of the billions and billions of dollars that have flowed into North Dakota's economy, very little has gone into producing the kinds of things that are sustainable long-term economic engines.''

In the state's bid for economic diversification, Northrop Grumman, John Deere and Bobcat are among the manufacturers that have added facilities and jobs – Northrop hoping to employ 100 people in Grand Forks. Caterpillar Remanufacturing recently chose between South Korea and North Dakota for a facility, and chose Fargo. And Grand Forks, inundated by the devastating Red River Flood of 1997, has rebounded 20 years later bigger and better, Caraher notes.

The state also boasts of the second largest campus for the software giant Microsoft outside of Washington state – in Fargo.

More than 80,000 jobs were created in North Dakota from 2011 from 2015, the data behind the Best States rankings show. And this state whose population had long hovered at Depression levels saw its populace grow from 674,000 in 2010 to 758,000 in 2016. Among all 50 states small and large, North Dakota ranked No 1 in the Best States ranking of net migration of people into the state. "Last check, we had 12,000 open positions across the state,'' McMerty says. "We're at a place where we really need that out-of-state population to come in."

The state's unemployment rate ranked No. 3 among all states in the Best States analysis, and running at 3 percent in December it remained the sixth-lowest and well below the national average.

All of this contributed to North Dakota's high ranking in the opportunity it offers citizens – ranking No. 7 nationally, with among the nation's lowest poverty rates, higher median household incomes and most affordable housing.

The state's oil development also has created its own issues. These include the challenges of housing oilfield workers in what have become known as "man camps." And a planned Dakota Access pipeline has generated strong public protest, particularly among the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe objecting to its construction near its reservation.

The tribe celebrated late last year when the Army Corps of Engineers announced it would seek alternative routes for the $3.7 billion pipeline. Then a new president signed an order directing the Corps to "review and approve" the pipeline "in an expedited manner." Allies of the tribe, including Earthjustice, contend that review already has identified problems with the pipeline, and this may end up in court.

The quality of the state's health care – No. 10 in the rankings – is borne out in some of the measures of public health taken into account in Best States.

This includes low mortality and infant mortality rates, 12th and 14th best respectively. One of the offshoots of this is a figure that's not counted in these rankings but measured by the U.S. Census: The nation's highest ratio of people 100 years old and older – with three centenarians for every 10,000 residents, double the national average.

The governor tells the story of a 100-year-old North Dakotan driver who was stopped running a stop sign on the way to his older sisters' place. "The police officer asked, 'Didn't you see the sign?' The man said, 'Sure I saw the sign. I didn't see you.""

The state's governmental services ranked No. 7 in the Best States assessment.

This included well-balanced state accounts – ranking No. 1 in financial health, No. 3 in its operating ratio of income and expenses, No. 6 in the digitalization of state information and No. 11 in the long-term funding of its pension system.

As a measure of that fiscal responsibility, when the state recently lost a sizable share of projected revenue for a two-year budget cycle amid a slowdown in oil drilling, the governor ordered budget cuts and drew $497 million from reserves to close a $1-billion shortfall in a $14-billion budget. Yet with cuts, come pain.

Assessing the cuts at the University of North Dakota – a system ranking No. 6 nationwide – Caraher notes: "People who keep hoping that the boom-bust economies can be leveraged into sustainable growth, these are the kinds of things that give people pause… Universities are one of the major leaders of innovation."

Yet in a world in which everyone holds a miniature "super-computer'' in their hands in their smart phones, the governor suggests, access to learning transcends the traditional boundaries of school buildings, and this too is a question of technology which the state must explore as it seeks to improve education.

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          3.1 magnitude earthquake rocks area in northern Oklahoma   
HELENA, Okla. (AP) -- An earthquake has shaken part of northwestern Oklahoma....
          Development Fund Awards Funding Requests Totaling $1,510,000   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Development Fund, a loan program within the North Dakota Department of Commerce, awarded funding for four projects totaling $1,510,000 at its monthly board meeting held in April. 

The North Dakota Development Fund was created in 1991 as an economic development tool. It provides flexible gap financing through debt and equity investments for new or expanding North Dakota primary sector businesses. Primary sector businesses create new wealth and are typically manufacturers, food processors and exported service companies. 

The following requests were funded: 
  • Gates Manufacturing, Inc., (Lansford) received a renewal of its $500,000 line of credit to finance the company’s working capital needs. Gates Manufacturing, Inc. manufactures light and heavy harrows and other tillage equipment for the agricultural industry. 
  • Buzz360, LLC, (Fargo) was awarded an $160,000 multiple advance loan to finance the company’s working capital needs. Buzz360, LLC is an online marketing automation platform company. The company offers social and automated marketing tools, plus the best of customer relationship management, to give large firms that serve or market through small businesses a powerful solution for their customer community. 
  • Earth-Kind, Inc. (Bismarck) received a renewal of its $600,000 line of credit to finance the company’s working capital needs. Earth-Kind is a developer, designer, and bio-manufacturing pioneer in natural alternatives to protect households everywhere from pests and odors and sells to national retailers such as Lowe’s, Target, Ace Hardware and Tractor Supply. 
  • Buffalo City Wood Products, Inc, (Jamestown) received a renewal of its $250,000 line of credit to finance the company’s working capital needs. Their primary product is the “Dakota Cabin” which is available in about 20 different models. The company has also produced a dormitory unit for oil workers in Western North Dakota. 
The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services. 

For more North Dakota news and information go to www.NDCommerce.com.

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          VIDEO: Assumption Parish Sinkhole Swallows Trees   
The Assumption Parish sinkhole, a massive opening in the earth that is believed to be the result of a collapsed salt dome used by petrochemical services company Texas Brine, underwent a sudden growth spurt around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Parish officials were on hand to witness a process called a "slough-in," where the edge of the sinkhole collapses into the hole. Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness director John Boudreaux took this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRhesBaRCME&feature=share&list=UURi6D8S8okOdYsJ-39YOvJw
          The Abnormally Normal Science Of Sinkholes   
When a Florida man vanished into a massive sinkhole that opened underneath his bedroom in February, the case garnered national attention. Every so often, tragedies like this put sinkholes in the spotlight. Researchers say that minor sinkholes occur all the time around the world without much notice. Lewis Land, a hydrologist at the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, is one of the organizers of the 13th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst . Karst is a term for landscapes made of porous, soluble rock — areas where sinkholes are naturally prone to occur. Since 1984, geologists, hydrologists, biologists and other researchers have gathered every few years to share knowledge and research about karst terrain. Land talks with NPR's Celeste Headlee about what happens when Earth swallows things. Interview Highlights On where sinkholes occur "If you see one sinkhole, then chances are that you are in an area that is prone
          Researchers say Treasure Worth Billions is Buried in North Dakota   
By Valley News Live
UND researchers are hunting for buried treasure in western North Dakota they say, is far more valuable than oil, coal and natural gas.

UND’s College of Engineering and Mines has received a federal grant, to retrieve Rare Earth Elements. Rare Earth Elements are found in western North Dakota coal and the ground that surrounds it.

Elements with names like Scandium metal and Terbium oxide can be worth hundreds of dollars a teaspoon, because they’re critical components in things we use every day.

Steve Benson, UND Engineering & Mines: “They’re used in a wide range of applications, ranging from the new batteries that are out, to components in wind turbines, to material in your cell phone.”

UND researchers now have a 900-thousand dollar grant to develop a method to commercially mine Rare Earth Elements.

The first step in the project will be trying to extract them from the stream of coal used to fire North Dakota power plants.

Steve Benson, UND Engineering & Mines: “Once we identify the best laboratory method, then we’ll build a skid mounted system we can take to a plant and test there.”

It’s research that has the potential to unlock billions of extra dollars into the State’s energy economy.

The United States currently needs to import Rare Earth Elements from China, despite the fact we have them in our own backyard.

Researchers say Treasure Worth Billions is Buried in North Dakota - Valley News Live

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          State Energy Program Awards Funding Requests Totaling $266,652   
The North Dakota State Energy Program's (SEP) awarded funding requests for eight grants totaling $266,652.
 
SEP’s mission is to promote energy conservation and efficiency, and reduce the rate of growth of energy demand by developing and implementing a comprehensive state energy plan supported by Federal financial and technical assistance. 
 
The following projects were funded:
  • NDSU Architecture and Landscape Architecture, $105,607, to develop an eFargo education campaign including a K-12 competition, urban game, and catalogs and classes. For more information contact Malini Srivastava, 612-209-7745.         North Dakota Ethanol Council, $30,000, to expand the offering of E15 in the state and increasing the use of distillers grains in the state.  For more information contact Deana Wiese, 701-355-4458.
  • City of Fargo, $25,244, for the assessments of existing buildings and/or buildings currently in design and construction from an energy use perspective.  For more information contact Malini Srivastava, 612-209-7745.
  • Energy & Environmental Research Center, $58,301, to conduct an assessment of North Dakota’s solar potential, analysis of advantages and disadvantages of PV solar power utilization in North Dakota and present the information to the public.  For more information contact Malhar Khambete, 701-777-5403.
  • North Dakota State College of Science, $25,000, to retrofit light fixtures to LED light fixtures.  For more information contact David Cooper, 701-671-2154.
  • North Dakota State University, $18,500, to provide education regarding agricultural energy efficiency.  For more information contact Ken Hellevang, 701-231-7243.
  • North Dakota Solid Waste & Recycling Association, $2,000, to host a conference regarding recycling. For more information contact Sheryl Koop, 701-330-4391.
  • Cedar Soil Conservation District, $2,000, to host a Bismarck Earth Day Festival. For more information contact Kathy Duttenhefner, 701-328-5370. The SEP provides a range of energy conservation and renewable energy related areas, including energy education, buildings, commercial/industrial, energy codes, and transportation. The SEP program receives formula funds from the Department of Energy.
Additional information on the program is available at: http://www.communityservices.nd.gov/SEP

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          Find Your Inner Explorer in North Dakota   
By ND Commerce Tourism Division
No matter what your interest, now is the perfect time to explore in North Dakota. Grab your boat, hiking shoes, golf clubs or historical flair to find that one experience you have yet to try. Here are a few ideas to get your adventure started:
 
Hit the Trails
How do you like to explore the trails? Whether it’s hiking, biking or on ATV, North Dakota has some exceptional spots you don’t want to miss. Check out the beautiful Pembina Gorge in the northeast where the wooded trails take you through the heart of the gorge, or take on the surrounding hills for impressive scenery and wildlife encounters. Or cut your own trail in a kayak on Lake Renwick in Icelandic State Park or on the scenic Pembina River.
 
Make Your Own Wake
Lake time is some of the best time in North Dakota. If you are looking for a great location for watersports or fishing opportunities try Devils Lake, Lake Sakakawea and Lake Metigoshe to start. Spend the morning fishing and once you have your limit, hit the water for some recreational fun in the sun! Camping and lodging opportunities are available in all three areas.
 
Connect with History
North Dakota provides many opportunities to connect with early explorers from Lewis & Clark to Theodore Roosevelt.
Visit the Knife River Indian Villages near Stanton to connect with the path Lewis & Clark followed through the state in 1804. Head further down the Missouri and visit the former home of Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer at Fort Abraham Lincoln near Mandan. Explore Mandan Earth Lodges and walk the grounds where the 7th Calvary once drilled before leaving for their fateful trip to the Little Big Horn. Early military life can also be experience at the historic sites at Fort Union and Fort Buford and the Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center near Williston. Or explore the rugged badlands and connect with Theodore Roosevelt and the national park that bears his name.
 
Package Your UNIQUE Experience
If you want bragging rights, visit the International Peace Garden and put a foot in two countries at the same time as this picturesque garden straddles the U.S and Canadian border. Grab some friends for a stay-and-play package and swing your clubs at North Dakota’s only links style golf course at The Links of North Dakota near Ray. Or capture the essence of North Dakota’s largest city, Fargo, with trendy dining, nightlife and a vibrant downtown shopping experience.
 
There is still much to explore in North Dakota, get more ideas for your next adventure at
NDtourism.com or phone 701-328-2525 or 800-435-5663.

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          Marilyn Hagerty: Dakota Comes to North Dakota   
By The Grand Forks Herald
His name is Dakota Van Deursen. He's a senior at Pembroke Hill High School in Kansas City, Mo.

He's 18. And up until Friday, he had been in 49 of the 50 states of our nation. Every state except North Dakota. It was on Friday that he came to North Dakota. He said he came to Grand Forks to have lunch with me as he completed his lifetime dream of visiting every state in the nation. He knew how I went viral after writing a review of the Olive Garden.

I could hardly believe it. His visit to me was as exciting as having a lift station named after me at 15th Avenue and Belmont Road. It was as exciting as being on big time television shows.

We met for lunch at the Bistro in the CanadInn.

Dakota, who is tall and lean, told me he always has loved to study maps. He always has kept travel diaries. And plenty of friends and family members have helped him reach his goal of visiting all 50 states.

Right now, he has applied to three different colleges and is hoping to study in the field of science.

He is a likable, down-to-earth young man. He has traveled with various friends and relatives. His trip to Grand Forks was with his parents, Sloane Simmons and Harl Van Deursen, and a family friend, Sherry Jackson.

Jackson said North Dakota is the 34th state she has visited. Her goal, too, is to visit 50. She wonders why — when there is so much in this world to see — people keep going back to the same places.

Through the years, Dakota has traveled with grandparents and friends to the various states of the nation. Not too long ago, he was trying to mop up his visits to the northeast part of the nation. He flew to Boston with friends and drove to Rhode Island. On that trip, he picked up visits in Connecticut, Vermont and New Hampshire.

He missed Delaware. And rather than seeking out far away countries on his spring break, he was able to fly there.

He remembers vividly "the Faces" in the Black Hills of South Dakota. He loved southwestern part of the other Dakota. The coldest he remembers being was on a spring break in Michigan. The hottest was in Arizona when he saw the Grand Canyon.

Alaska stands out in his mind. He remembers Denali Park and the cruise he took down to Vancouver.

He got the notion of visiting all the states when he was 5 years old. His mother remembers him sitting back in his car seat always reading maps.

Dakota has always kept travel diaries. "It's something," he says, "that I picked up from my mother."

After reaching his goal of visiting 50 states, he ended up sitting in the Bistro of the CanadInn with me and his parents and their friend Sherry. He said he was thinking it is about time he started writing thank you letters for family and friends who have helped him.

Marilyn Hagerty: Dakota Comes to North Dakota - The Grand Forks Herald 

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          Technology Created at NDSU Licensed to c2sensor   
By Newswise
A technology developed at North Dakota State University, Fargo, creates precise in-the-ground measurement and monitoring of soil and crop conditions which could provide opportunities for greater yields. The technology also has led to a new start-up company. The c2sensor corp., based in the NDSU Technology Incubator, has concluded a license agreement with the NDSU Research Foundation (NDSU/RF) for the precision agriculture technology.

Developed by a research team at NDSU, the sensors are constructed using NDSU's patent-pending "direct write" electronic printing techniques to print circuit and antenna patterns directly onto renewable, bio-based substrates. Developed between the NDSU Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering and the Mechanical Engineering Department at NDSU, the sensors are made with biocomposites so they can be left in the ground to biodegrade without harming soil quality.

The research team placed microsensors in fields at the Soil Health and Agriculture Research Extension (SHARE) farm in Richland county in southeastern North Dakota. Called SEED, which stands for Sensing Earth Environment Directly, the bio-degradable sensors are placed in the ground like seeds, with the potential to directly measure soil salinity, moisture, fertility, and chemicals in real time.

Sensors in the future could be placed directly into the soil during the seeding process, by mixing the sensors in with the seed during planting. A reading device mounted beneath an agricultural vehicle or other agricultural implements would interact with the SEED sensors embedded in the soil, and then provide direct measurements of soil conditions, moisture, and chemical content in real time.

“The NDSU-developed sensor technology licensed by c2sensor is different from current methods, which often require a combination of direct measurement such as soil sampling, or indirect measurements such as remote sensing via probes,” said Corey Kratcha, CEO of c2sensor.

Materials used to create the sensors allow them to be left in place after use, where they can degrade without leaving toxins in the soil. Wireless communication with the sensor is based on passive radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology with no batteries needed.
“As the product is developed, it could assist farmers to monitor salinity levels, nutrient levels for fertilizer applications, moisture and pH levels,” said Chad Ulven, associate professor of mechanical engineering. “It could be coupled with aerial mapping via UAVs or satellite imaging, giving farmers real time soil analysis for end-of-year field work.”
NDSU researchers in microelectronics, mechanical engineering and the NDSU Extension Service who were part of the initial research team include: Chad Ulven, associate professor of mechanical engineering; Cherish Bauer-Reich, Justin Hoey, Rob Sailer, Nathan Schneck and other members of the NDSU Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering; and Abbey Wick, NDSU Extension Service.

“Generating technologies that lead to start-up companies to bring discoveries to market is one of the ways that NDSU, as a student-focused, land grant, research university, serves the citizens of the state,” said Kelly A. Rusch, vice president for research and creative activity at NDSU.

“Licensing of this sensor technology to c2sensor represents an opportunity to commercialize this research,” said Dale Zetocha, executive director of the NDSU Research Foundation. “Licensing the technology to a North Dakota company supports goals to further diversify economic opportunities in the state.”

The North Dakota Corn Utilization Council provided initial funding at NDSU for the seed sensor project. Following licensing to c2sensor, additional funding through the North Dakota Department of Commerce Venture Grant Program and the North Dakota Centers of Excellence will be utilized to further develop the sensor technology.

About NDSU
NDSU, Fargo, North Dakota, USA, is an economic engine of the state, a top ranked and growing national research power. NDSU is notably listed among the top 108 U.S. public and private universities in the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education’s category of “Research Universities/Very High Research Activity.” As a student-focused, land grant, research institution, NDSU is listed in the Top 100 research universities in the U.S. for R&D in agricultural sciences, chemistry, physical sciences, psychology, and social sciences, based on research expenditures reported to the National Science Foundation. www.ndsu.edu/research

About the NDSU Research Foundation
The NDSU Research Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organization that supports NDSU in its teaching, research and public service missions. The Foundation manages the intellectual properties developed by faculty, staff and students doing research at NDSU and facilitates commercialization of these technologies. By commercializing intellectual property, the Foundation is able to create resources that are returned to the individual inventors and to the University to promote continued research. www.ndsuresearchfoundation.org

About c2sensor corp
c2sensor, based in the NDSU Technology Incubator, Fargo, North Dakota, provides expertise in bio-degradable sensors under development for precision agriculture and other applications. The start-up company licensed sensor technology from North Dakota State University. Materials used to create the sensors allow them to be left in place after use where they can degrade without leaving toxins in the soil. Wireless communication with the sensor is based on passive radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology.

Technology Created at NDSU Licensed to c2sensor - Newswise

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          London, July 6-9: Marxism 2017   

Come to Central London, UK, to join organizers, intellectuals, and activists in a 4-day political festival of ideas, discussions, debates, art, films, and music! Speakers will include Ian Angus, author of “Facing the Anthropocene: Fossil Capitalism and the Crisis of the Earth System”…… | more…


          54 SINGS 1776, Kyle Dean Massey, Samantha Barks and More Coming Up at Feinstein's/54 Below This July   

This July, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Scroll down for details, and to purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.


RED, WHITE, AND BROADWAY: PATRIOTIC SONGS FROM BROADWAY MUSICALS! JULY 1 AT 7:00PM:

Join Dream Theater Productions as they kick off the Fourth of July weekend with patriotic songs from classic Broadway musicals. Featuring songs, old and new, from Assassins, The Civil War, Hair, Rags and many others. Red, White, and Broadway features a cast of young, up and coming talent just starting out on their American Dreams!

Featuring Alex Birchwale, Stephanie Anne Christian, Shannon Doyle, Kate Glennon, Rashad Guy, Hunter Kovacs, Zach Miller, Erica Morreale, Alexandra Vecchio, and Matt Weinstein.

$35-45 cover charge. $75 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

54 SINGS DOONESBURY, JULY 2 AT 7:00PM:

Garry Trudeau's iconic characters come to life onstage in the satirical musical comedy Doonesbury, by Trudeau and Tony-nominated composer Elizabeth Swados. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning comic strip, this musical follows Mike Doonesbury and his pals as they get ready to graduate, leave their cozy Walden College enclave, and face the real world. The biting and tuneful satire of Doonesbury is more relevant than ever in 2017. Produced and directed by Mark Falconer, with musical direction by Will Buck (Oh, Brother! at Feinstein's/54 Below.)

Featuring original cast members of the 1983 broadway production Rachel Rhodes-Devey (Carousel at Lincoln Center, Most Happy Fella at Encores!), Colleen Hawks (The Boy From Oz, Shrek the Musical), Ron Spivak (Oh, Brother!, Mademoiselle Colombe, Henry, Sweet Henry), Kenny Metzger (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), John Jarrad Klapko (Oh, Brother!), Lendsey Kersey (The Mistress Cycle), Philip Jackson Smith (The Rage: Carrie 2, An Unauthorized Musical Parody in Concert), Eric Williams (Full House! The Musical!), Heath Saunders (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812), and Stephanie Jae Park (War Paint).

$30-40 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

Jennifer DiNoia, JULY 2 AT 9:30PM:

Jennifer DiNoia, currently starring as Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway, makes her Feinstein's/54 below and New York City solo concert debut. Jennifer has performed the role of Elphaba in seven companies across four countries, more than any other actress in the show's history (Broadway, Chicago, both North American National Tours, London, Korea, and Australia). Having started her career with the First National Tour of Mamma Mia! and the original company of We Will Rock You in Las Vegas, Jennifer will be sharing the stories and tunes that inspired her along the way. Jennifer leads us on a rock-driven musical journey that spans the 1930s to today, with updated arrangements by Ben Cohn. Personal, poignant, and electrifying, this is an evening of music you won't want to miss.

$35-45 cover charge. $70 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

54 SINGS 1776, JULY 3-4 AT 7PM & 9:30PM:

The Fourth of July meets Broadway in the fourth annual concert staging of the beloved musical, 1776, at Feinstein's/54 Below. Showcase your patriotism with some of Broadway's brightest stars singing numbers such as "Sit Down, John," "He Plays The Violin," "Molasses To Rum" and more, as we celebrate the great sacrifices our friends, family, and founding fathers have made to shape our nation. Feinstein's/54 Below is delighted to wave the American flag proudly at this most beloved Broadway score as some of New York's most exciting voices proffer these uniquely American tunes. Join AbiGail Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Martha Jefferson, and John Adams as they descend upon the stage for what promises to be the perfect theatrical fit for the Fourth of July. Music direction by Geraldine Anello. Produced by Amy Sapp. Directed by Matt Redmond.

Featuring Kyle Scatliffe (The Color Purple, Les Miserables), Carrie St. Louis (Wicked, Rock of Ages), Kyle Timson (Shrek in International Tour of Shrek), Ryan Vona (Paramour, Once), Michael McCorry Rose (Wicked, A Gentleman's Guide To Love and Murder), Sam Hartley (The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical), Kim McClay (I'll Be Home for Christmas World Premiere), Wade McCollum (Ernest Shackleton Loves Me, Wicked), Alex Prakken (Newsies National Tour), Connor F. Deane (Les Miserables at the MUNY, Broadway Method Academy Executive Director), Michael Hull (Avenue Q, That Golden Girls Show), Ben Biggers (Elementary on CBS, Aida at the MUNY), Jordan Jacobs (Peter and the Starcatcher at Oklahoma CityRep), and Nathan Goodrich (The Fantasticks).

$25-45 cover charge. $60-70 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

Nancy Anderson: TEN CENTS A DANCE, JULY 5 AT 7PM:

Let Nancy Anderson take you back to a time when speakeasies were born and jazz was king. With Ross Patterson and his little big band, Nancy, fresh off Broadway's Sunset Boulevard (where she understudied Glenn Close), revisits her critically acclaimed debut album Ten Cents a Dance in a nightclub uniquely appropriate to her quintessential jazz-age take on enduring classics by Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, Irving Berlin, and the Artie Shaw Orchestra. Nancy Anderson is a multiple-time Drama Desk Award nominee who has appeared in such Broadway shows as A Class Act, Wonderful Town, and Sunset Boulevard. Her show, Nancy Anderson: Ten Cents a Dance, is produced and directed by Scott Siegel.

$35-45 cover charge. $75 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

JOAN VÁZQUEZ- SOMETHING'S COMING: A TRIBUTE TO SONDHEIM, JULY 5 AT 9:30PM:

Joan Vázquez, star of the Spanish productions of Merrily We Roll Along, Hair, and Mamma Mia!, makes his Feinstein's/54 Below debut in Something's Coming: A Tribute To Sondheim after his West End debut at Live at Zédel. Accompanying himself on piano, Joan celebrates music theatre genius Stephen Sondheim with legendary songs such as "Losing My Mind", "Finishing the Hat", "Send in the Clowns" and "Being Alive", while delivering Mr. Sondheim's witty quotes on the state of the art, love, and life. Don't miss this solo show by the new guy in town performing in the style of recent actor-musician Sondheim productions on Broadway.

Featuring special guests Natalie Weiss and Trey Ellet.

$25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

Carole J. Bufford: THE FEARLESS FEMALES OF THE 1960S, JULY 6 AT 7PM:

With music made famous by Janis Joplin, Dusty Springfield, Tina Turner, Carole King, Lesley Gore and more! Carole J. Bufford returns to Feinstein's/54 Below with the debut of her brand new show, "You Don't Own Me," celebrating the songstresses of the 1960s. Putting her own inimitable spin on these classics, Carole will delve into and celebrate a time of great change and transition in America and across the pond. The musical and cultural landscape was never the same after these bold and daring women planted their flags and ensured their voices were heard.

$25-45 cover charge. $60-75 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

THE REAL LA LA LAND, WITH Renee Olstead, DAVE DAMIANI & THE NO VACANCY ORCHESTRA, JULY 6 AT 9:30PM:

The Real La La Land is a musical revue from the perspective of the former jazz club bartender/singing waiter turned band leader Dave Damiani. Like Ryan Gosling's character in the film, Dave Damiani and his group of young talented jazz musicians are in pursuit of bringing back the class, style, and swagger of places like the 500 Club, The Copacabana, Copa Lounge, and The Cocoanut Grove. With stories of actual successes and failures working for such musicians as Michael Buble', Justin Timberlake, The Jersey Boys, Steve Tyrell, and more... this show will warm your heart with the true experience of being a working musician and singer in the jazz community in Los Angeles. This amazing quartet will perform songs from great artists such as Frank Sinatra, Frankie Valli, Dean Martin, Nat "King" Cole, Johnny Mercer, The Beatles, and many more!

Featuring Renee Olstead (vocalist & actress, Warner Brothers, David Foster, Unfriended, The Secret Life of the American Teenager), Dave Damiani (vocalist & bandleader, Sinatra 100, Polo Ralph Lauren), Bijon Watson (trumpet player from La La Land, Michael Bublé & Natalie Cole), Graham Dechter (guitarist from La La Land, Michael Bublé & The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra), and Alex Frank (bassist from the film Jersey Boys).

$30-40 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

Christine Andreas, JULY 7, 11, 14, & 15 AT 7PM:

Celebrate Edith Piaf... brought to life in the words of her friends, her triumphs and her music. An extraordinary portrait in song, performed in French and English... "La Vie En Rose," "Hymne a L'Amour," "L'Accordeoniste," "Milord," et "Je Ne Regrette Rien.'"

$50-60 cover charge. $85 VIP seating. $95-100 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

THE PERKS OF BEING A SNOWFLAKE: SONGS BY BILLY RECCE, JULY 7 @ 9:30PM

He's offensive, he's irreverent, and he can't buy liquor! Billy Recce (NYMF's youngest ever composer for Balloon Boy: The Musical, Rachel Unraveled) makes his Feinstein's/54 Below debut in an evening of outrageous, irreverent, and bitingly satirical musical theatre songs about what it means to be young, idealistic, and emotionally vulnerable in America. Often compared to a young Tom Lehrer, nineteen-year-old Recce's songs are tuneful and poignant, shamelessly laughing in the faces of Betsy DeVos, Neo-Nazis, Tomi Lahren and beyond. Joined by a colorful cluster of the country's most talented up-and-comers, an eight-piece band, and maybe even a few special guests, this "Yuge"-ly original song cycle is an unmissable event that'll trigger even the toughest snowflakes! A portion of the proceeds from the concert will benefit the ACLU.

Featuring Patrick Swailles Caldwell (PharmaBro), Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Kinky Boots, Lysistrata Jones), Lynn Craig (Lazarus), Roger Dawley, Victoria Duffy, Alexa Joseph, Laura Laureano (Shrek), Sarah Rachel Lazarus, and Rachel Ravel.

$30-40 cover charge. $70 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

PORTER CARROLL, JR. & THE TAMBOURINE BAND, JULY 8 AT 7PM:

Porter Carroll, Jr., founder of Atlantic Starr, the rhythm and blues hit machine from the 70s and 80s, makes his Feinstein's/54 Below debut! Recently seen performing worldwide with Hall & Oates as their percussionist and vocalist, Porter Carroll, Jr., now brings to New York his own show, The Evolution of Cabaret. He will be joined by the amazing Wali Ali, Dave Livolsi, Erik Perez, and Danny Obadia. Featuring a tasty musical panoply that runs the gamut from rhythm and blues and improvisational jazz to soul, funk, blues, and rock & roll, this will be a concert to remember.

$40-50 cover charge. $85 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

FRANK SHINER, JULY 8 AT 9:30PM:

It's always a special night when singer Frank Shiner returns to Feinstein's/54 Below, and this show, Lonely Town, Lonely Street, promises to be his best yet. Taking its name from his new sophomore album, (produced by twelve-time Grammy winner Jay Newland) Shiner has put his stamp on some of the best blue-eyed soul classics of all time including songs by Elton John, Daryl Hall and John Oates, Randy Newman, The Rascals, Justin Timberlake, Amy Winehouse, Van Morrison, and others. His version of Tony Joe White's classic "Rainy Night In Georgia" has drawn raves from the songwriter himself, posting on Facebook and Twitter his fondness for Frank's version.

Featuring an all-star band including guitarist Sherrod Barnes (Whitney Houston, Beyoncé, Earth Wind & Fire), keyboardist Eric Finland (Greg Allman, Michael McDonald), drummer Dan Weiner (house drummer for America's Got Talent, Wu Tang Clan), saxophonist Jay Rodriquez (Elvis Costello, Patti LaBelle), and bassist Chris Anderson (Rachel Platten).

$30-40 cover charge. $70 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

54 SINGS GODSPELL, JULY 9 AT 7PM & 9:30PM:

Join us at Feinstein's/54 Below for a delightful evening featuring the songs of the beloved musical Godspell! In an unforgettable celebration of the Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak show, experience "Day By Day," "Beautiful City," "By My Side," "All For The Best," and "Learn Your Lessons Well" like you've never heard them before! Featuring an all-star cast, this concert is produced and directed by Nicole Lippey and A Work of Heart Productions. Music Directed by Adrian Ries.

Featuring Pablo Barajas, Matt Giroveanu, Melanie Beck, Joel De Candio, Alexandra Doman, Laura Laureano, Nicole Lippey, Carli Naff, Cadence Owensby, Taylor Patno, Adrian Ries, Jenna Rocca, and Danny Peter Smith.

$25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

BROADWAY GOES A CAPPELLA 2, JULY 10 AT 7PM:

After a sold-out debut, Broadway Goes A Cappella returns to Feinstein's/54 Below! Broadway and a cappella veterans come together for another very special performance of all new arrangements of classic and contemporary theatre songs, performed completely without instruments. Produced by Sam Strum. Concept & Musical Direction by Evan Feist.

Featuring: Atiles Sisters (2017 Aca Idol Champions), Miche Braden, Barry Carl (Rockapella), Harrison Chad (Caroline, or Change, Beauty and the Beast, Dora the Explorer), Amanda Cornaglia (FloVoice, Clear Harmonies), Evan Feist (FloVoice), Judy Fontana Minkoff (Stiletta, SingStrong), Tim Foust (Home Free), Charlie Friday (Clear Harmonies, Euphonism), Alex Green, Bryan Guffey, Candice Helfand-Rogers (Pitch Perfect, Pitch Perfect 2, Broadway Inspirational Voices), Jamie Lee, Abena Mensah-Bonsu, Rene Ruiz (Toxic Audio, Bastard Jones), Kaitlyn Sheehan Ramirez, Marc Silverberg, Adam Spiegel (Camp Rolling Hills, Cloned!), Eric Spiegel, Jeff Thacher (Rockapella), Bryant Vance (Rockapella, Vocalosity), Darryl Williams (Avenue X, After Midnight, A Cappella the Musical), Emily Young, Satellite Lane (2 time NY Harmony Sweeps Audience Favorite), CONNECT (ACAIdol Winner 2015 & 2016, NY Harmony Sweeps Winner), and Low Key (Gotham, Z100).

$40-50 cover charge. $80 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

WELL-STRUNG JULY 10 AT 9:30PM:

The all-male string quartet, Well Strung, has been receiving rave reviews at Feinstein's/ 54 Below and all over the world, and now they bring their brand new show to the venue in honor of Pride! A New York City based string quartet, the group derives their unique blend of vocals and strings by fusing classical music with the pop music of today. Members Edmund Bagnell (1st violin), Chris Marchant (2nd violin), Daniel Shevlin (cello), and Trevor Wadleigh (viola) spend their time making new music and touring internationally. The group was conceived by producer Mark Cortale and Chris Marchant.

$35-50 cover charge. $75-80 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

Kyle Dean Massey, JULY 11, 13, & 15 AT 9:30PM:

Returning to Feinstein's/54 Below by popular demand, Kyle Dean Massey, star of Broadway's Next to Normal, Wicked, and Pippin, as well as the ABC series Nashville, looks back, not at the things that were, but at the things that weren't. Come listen to Kyle share songs he heard nightly but never sang himself, the ones he played on guitar or belted in the shower, the ones that made him dance or mended his broken heart ... all songs he was not able to share the way he wanted until now.

$35-50 cover charge. $75-85 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

54 SINGS MAN OF LA MANCHA, JULY 12 AT 7PM & 9:30PM:

Man of La Mancha is among the greatest of all Broadway musicals; its enduring appeal is marked by four Broadway revivals as well as productions all over the world that continue to this day. It won the Tony Award for Best Musical, made Richard Kiley a star, and has since been a star vehicle for the likes of Raul Julia and Brian Stokes Mitchell. But the show's greatest achievement is its magnificent score, highlighted by the classic hit song, "The Impossible Dream." In our concert version of the show, you will hear the remarkable story of how this show came to be, plus witness, in live performance, the exciting, rich, and vibrant songs that propelled this exquisite, emotionally towering saga into musical theater history. The concert version of Man of La Mancha is conceived, directed, and hosted by New York impresario Scott Siegel.

Featuring William Michals (South Pacific, The Scarlet Pimpernel), Lesli Margherita (Matilda, Dames at Sea), Bob Stillman (Two-time Tony nominee), and Anthony Santelmo, Jr.

$35-50 cover charge. $75-80 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

Michael Lavine & FRIENDS, JULY 13 AT 7PM:

Broadway vocal coach, performer, and sheet music guru Michael Lavine is bringing his show Michael Lavine & Friends to the East Coast. He's done it five times all over Los Angeles with many stars, including Norm Lewis, Ellen Greene, Jack Noseworthy, Andrea Marcovicci, Daisy Eagan, Jason Graae, Vicki Lewis, and Jeff Marx. Join us as Michael hosts and tells fascinating stories about his work over the years with Broadway performers and writers, including Adolph Green, Sheldon Harnick, and Hugh Martin. A portion of the proceeds from the evening will go to The Actor's Fund.

Featuring special guests Mark Blowers, Steven Brinberg (Simply Barbra), Fay DeWitt (Niteclub Confidential), Tony Award Winner Daisy Eagan (The Secret Garden), DiAnne Fraser, Tony Award winner Debbie Gravitte (Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Les Miserables), Heather MacRae (Hair), Christine Pedi (NEWSical the musical), Tony Award Winner Tonya Pinkins (Caroline, Or Change), Clarke Thorell (Hairspray, Titanic), Sarah Wadsley, and Carol Weiss (Composer).

$30-40 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

54 SINGS BROADWAY'S GREATEST HITS, JULY 14 AT 9:30PM:

If you skip through cast albums just to hear the very best songs in each show, this is the nightclub concert event for you. If you love the classics of the Great White Way, come and hear the songs that made Broadway great, that made your heart soar, that you used to sing (maybe still do) in the shower! But at Feinstein's/54 Below, you will hear the greatest Broadway songs of all time performed by today's greatest stars, singing them straight up, the way you want to hear them. Produced, directed and hosted by Scott Siegel.

$35-55 cover charge. $75-90 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

A BROADWAY MUSICAL, BY Charles Strouse, Lee Adams, AND William F. Brown, JULY 16 AT 7PM & 9:30PM:

From idealistic playwrights to jaded theatre party ladies, from egotistical stars to meek directors, A Broadway Musical, written by the Tony Award-winning team behind Bye Bye Birdie, lovingly spoofs all those crazy people who make up that business called "show." In 1964, Charles Strouse and Lee Adams adapted Clifford Odets' play Golden Boy for Rat Packer, Sammy Davis, Jr. The trials and tribulations of creating Golden Boy became the springboard for Strouse and Adams' 1978 musical, A Broadway Musical. Despite a fantastic score, and a witty book by The Wiz's William F. Brown, A Broadway Musical closed on its opening night and has not been heard by New York audiences since that fateful performance in 1978. Now, for one night only, Feinstein's/54 Below will take everyone back to 1978 and give audiences a second chance to hear what only a few got to experience on December 21st, 1978 when we present A Broadway Musical in concert. Directed and Produced by Robert W. Schneider.

Starring Major Attaway (Aladdin), Glory Crampton (Rothschild & Sons), Clifton Davis (Aladdin, TV's Amen), Sarah Routh Ellis (A Gentleman's Guide To Love and Murder), Jason Graae (Forever Plaid & International Cabaret Artist), Kyle Scatliffe (The Color Purple), and Neva Small (Henry, Sweet Henry).

And starring from the original cast Gwen Arment, Maris Clement, Michael Kubala, and Larry Marshall (The Color Purple).

Also featuring Roger Dawley, Sean Green, Kyle Javon, Mychael Leverage, Lethabo Moffome, Paris Alexander Nesbitt, Ruby Shadley, Rebecca Spigelman, and Alexia Sielo.

$30-40 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

Eleanor Reissa, JULY 17 AT 7PM:

The soulful "Yiddish diva" Eleanor Reissa (currently on Broadway in the cast of Indecent) and the Grammy Award-winning "mystical high priest of New Wave Avant-Klez jazz" Frank London (just back from Havana where his Yiddish/Spanish opera premiered) have been inspiring each other and their audiences in widely-acclaimed concerts for over a decade. Finally appearing at Feinstein's/54 Below to celebrate their first collaborative album, Vilde Mekhaye (Wild Ecstasy), they are backed by London's Klezmer Brass All Stars, featuring the best of a new generation of Klezmer artists Michael Winograd, Brian Drye, Ron Caswell, Aaron Alexander, Brandon Seabrook and Patrick Farrell.

$25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

NEW MUSICAL: SWEETWATER BY Sean Mahoney AND Patricia Noonan, JULY 17 AT 9:30PM:

Join us at Feinstein's/54 Below for a high-flying evening featuring the songs of Sweetwater, the original, true story of the Women's Air Force Service pilots of World War II. In a one-night-only, unforgettable celebration of the new musical by Patricia Noonan (book and lyrics) and Sean Mahoney (music), experience the songs from this brand-new show for the first time in public! Featuring an all-star cast of Broadway regulars, come join us at Avenger Field for this truly epic story of sacrifice, honor, and duty in an America at war. Directed by Gina Rattan. Music Directed by Vadim Feichtner.

Featuring Ally Bonino, Hannah Elless, Alexandra Ferrara, Jessica Fontana, Jenn Gambatese, Alyse Alan Louis, Jillian Louis, Eric William Morris, Patricia Noonan, and Pearl Sun.

$30-40 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

CHRIS NICOLOSI: I'M BACK BITCHES, JULY 18 AT 7PM:

Following his outrageous and mildly offensive album release show at Feinstein's/54 Below last fall, pint-sized NYC diva Chris Nicolosi is back, baby, whether you like it or not. As usual, Mr. Nicolosi will perform a stunningly eclectic setlist of pop/funk/r&b covers from his debut LP "Down with the Flippy Floppies" but - STOP THE PRESSES - he will also premiere some ORIGINAL music. And we're not just talking about his acclaimed Dunkin Donuts "Cold Brew Jam" co-written with his comedy partner Roo McGoo. Oh no folks, Chris is breaking out into legit songwriting, and there is no turning back. Will his storytelling rival that of Taylor Swift? Or will he go down in flames? Find out when Chris hits the stage with his funky band and special guests for a wacky and wild evening.

$25-35 cover charge. $50 VIP seating. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

Daniel Koek, JULY 19 AT 7PM:

Daniel Koek is an international artist who has made a name for himself in London's West End, as well as Australia and some of the greatest theaters in Europe. An evening not to be missed, Daniel's show charts his transformation from SA Opera's Young Artist 2003 to one of Australia and the UK's best leading men. A sung-through timeline of Dan's career highlighting how a country boy with a big dream made it to the top! Produced by Megan Minutillo. Music direction by Dan Mertzlufft.

Daniel will be joined by special guests Betsy Struxness (Hamilton, Matilda) and Alicia Krakauer - with additional special guests soon to be announced!

$30-40 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

Meghan Murphy: THE BIG RED SHOW, JULY 19 AT 7:30PM:

Songstress powerhouse Meghan "Big Red" Murphy has taken the world by storm! Come see what all the fuss is about in an evening of songs, stories, sexiness, and sass by the diva herself! From pop to jazz, blues to folk, soul to showtunes, she'll sing 'em all and turn you into her next biggest fan! She's an old broad with a new twist. So come on down for a brassy, bawdy, boozy good time! Big voice. Big laughs. Big Red.

Joining Big Red is her long time accompanist Jimmy Morehead (Music Director of the Chicago Gay Men's Chorus; The Wiz, Theater Wit) on piano, Louis Tucci (Dear World, York Theater; A Comedy of Errors, Hartford Stage) on bass and guitar, and Jeff Roberts (Kinky Boots 1st Nat. Tour, Barrington Stage) on drums. Special guest star Michael Buchannan (The Book of Mormon 1st Nat. Tour, Broadway: The Addams Family, Crybaby) will also join.

$25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

Savannah Frazier WITH SPECIAL GUESTS Aaron Young AND Kyle Scatliffe, JULY 20 AT 9:30PM:

Savannah Frazier (Amazing Grace, Wonderful Town) joyously makes her Feinstein's/54 Below solo concert debut. Come see this tall, gangly ingenue joined by some of her most talented special guest friends including Broadway's JacoB Smith (Frozen; Doctor Zhivago), Aaron Young (Fiddler On The Roof) and Kyle Scatliffe (Les Mis, The Color Purple, Big River). Savannah will dazzle you with tunes ranging from the classic "Will He Like Me?" and "My White Knight" to newer work from The Bridges of Madison County and Bright Star, to the comedic landscape of Sondheim's Company. Ever-Long: Tales from a Tall Ingenue and Other Short(er) Stories is a night of comedy and heart not to be missed!

$25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

Samantha Barks, JULY 21-22 AT 7PM:

Samantha Barks makes her New York cabaret debut at Feinstein's/54 Below with 2 exclusive shows. After rising to fame as a contestant on BBC talent show I'd Do Anything in 2008, Samantha has wowed fans and critics alike with her stunning voice and captivating performances in film, theatre, and television. It was Barks' performance as Éponine in the West End production of Les Misérables, however, that led to her first movie credit, reprising the role in Tom Hooper's Oscar winning adaptation. Expect musical theatre classics and songs from Samantha's new album including "On My Own," "As Long as He Needs Me" and even some Disney as she makes her New York cabaret debut!

$65-75 cover charge. $85 VIP seating. $125-130 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

KATIE WELSH: THE EVOLUTION OF THE BROADWAY MUSICAL HEROINE, JULY 21 AT 9:30PM:

Katie Welsh returns to Feinstein's/54 Below in her brand new show, The Evolution of the Broadway Musical Heroine. In this evening of song, Katie travels through the decades, from the 1940s to the 2010s, on a quest to understand how Broadway's leading ladies have changed over time. For example, what makes a Rodgers & Hammerstein heroine different from a Sondheim heroine? How do our favorite female characters navigate the world of relationships in similar and different ways? Katie considers these questions as she sings songs from a range of beloved musicals, including Oklahoma!, South Pacific, Bells Are Ringing, Anyone Can Whistle, Sweet Charity, Jesus Christ Superstar, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, and many more.

$25-35 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

LADY AND THE VAMPS, JULY 22 AT 9:30PM:

Lady and the Vamps takes the stage with a "sex"tet of Manhattan's finest jazz musicians and a group of diversely talented performers for a sultry evening filled with guilty pleasures. Under the direction of Hope Echols Jarman (Vocals), and the musical direction of Yoonmi Choi (Piano), Ménage á Trios is a variety show that will keep you begging for "MORE!" Lady and the Vamps prides themselves on their technical abilities and musical versatility, breaking boundaries with their unique sound. Produced by the creative team that brought Salute the Troops to Feinstein's/54 Below last Memorial Day, Ménage à Trois will blur the lines of a promiscuous affair between colorful genres of music including sultry jazz standards like "Comes Love," to disco classics like "It's Raining Men" and chart topping hits like "That's What I Like" by Bruno Mars.

For one night only at Feinstein's/54 Below, Tommy J. Wright will host this class act extravaganza with guest performances by Cenny Ray, Julianna Ward, Danielle Summons, and Jordan Fife Hunt. We welcome you to leave your inhibitions at home for a one-night stand with Lady and the Vamps.

$25-35 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

DEMARIUS R. COPES, JULY 22 AT 11:30PM:

DeMarius R. Copes is excited to debut his solo show at Feinstein's/54 Below! Most recently seen in The Prom at ALLIANCE THEATRE, DeMarius also may be recognized as an original ensemble member of the first National Tour of Newsies. The night will be set with an eclectic mix of songs, including musical theater (Dear Evan Hansen, if you're lucky), jazz, and pop music. Laugh as he shares the most welcoming shade you've ever experienced. Smile as he takes you on a vocal journey like no other. And, of course, drink as he sings - until the bartender cuts you off - because let's face it, it's Saturday night in Manhattan with DMC!

$15 cover charge. $35 premium seating. 2 drink or $20 food and beverage minimum.

Tim Realbuto & FRIENDS SING Jeanine Tesori, JULY 23 AT 9:30PM:

Join award-winning performer/composer Tim Realbuto (The Emperor's Club; Off-Broadway's YES) as he returns to Feinstein's/54 Below for the fifth time, this time celebrating one of Broadway's greatest treasures, Tony Award-winning composer and women's history maker Jeanine Tesori. Songs from Tesori's Thoroughly Modern Millie, Fun Home, Caroline, or Change, Violet, and Shrek the Musical will come alive for one night only! Show created and conceived by Tim Realbuto. Musical direction by Julianne B. Merrill. Directed by Paul Mitchell Wilder.

Featuring Rozi Baker (Shrek the Musical, Bonnie & Clyde), Yvette Bedgood (Caroline, or Change, Freedom's Song), Grace Bennett (Dooples the musical), Nicole Corris (Forbidden Broadway: SVU), Eddie Egan (West Side Story, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Mallory Escott (Violet), Grace Field (After We're Gone), Jennifer Fouché (Sistas the Musical, Rock of Ages), Nick Gaswirth (The Great Comet, A Christmas Story), Jenna Leigh Green (Wicked, Sabrina The Teenage Witch), Kimberly Faye Greenberg (Danny and Sylvia, Fabulous Fanny), Teresa Hui (Candide),Mara Kaye (SpongeBob SquarePants the Musical), Erin Leddy (Ghostlight), Sarah Litzsinger (Beauty and the Beast, Amour), Katie Mack (No Filter: A Love Story), Brianna Morris (Young Frankenstein), Lieselotte Nickmans (9 to 5), Marissa O'Donnell (Shrek, Annie), Chazmond J. Peacock (Porgy and Bess, Oliver!), Tim Realbuto (Ghostlight), Kevin Riddagh (Gaybraham Lincoln: The Musical), Laurissa "Lala" Romain (South Pacific, Chris Rock's Top Five), Christina Sajous (American Idiot, Spiderman), Joshua J. Schwartz (42nd Street), Mavis Simpson-Ernst (Evita; You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown), Allison St. Rock (Wunderkind; Hair), Lauren Testerman (Love Quirks, The Black Book), Sofia Trimarchi (Fun Home), Adena Walker (Carrie), Morgan Weed (American Psycho), Paul Mitchell Wilder (City of Angels), Noah Zachary (Poster Boy, I Am Anne Hutchinson/I Am Harvey Milk), Eva Zazzali (Broadway's Next Generation, Shrek), Valentina Zazzali (Reddi High, Shrek), Mindy Cassle, MariaElisa Rosta Costa, Mary Hannah Dober, Cameron Draper, Erin Elizabeth Eichorn, Stevie Elle, Deborah Heagen, Casey Miko, Kristina Platé, Kathryn Porterfield, Jackie Reynolds, Shannon Rowland, Brianna Leigh Smail, Krystal Sobaskie, Eric Stephenson, Steve Walsh.

$25-35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

HELLO MUDDAH, HELLO FADDUH! 25TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION CONCERT, JULY 24 AT 7PM & 9:30PM:

Share an evening of hilarity with the original cast as they celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh! - the off-Broadway musical celebrating the music of comedy genius Allan Sherman. The show opened at Circle in the Square downtown in late 1992 to rave reviews and audience delight and included such classics as "One Hippopotami," "Harvey and Shelia" and the classic title song. The cast, under the musical direction of David Evans, shares the story of one 'Barry Bockman' from cradle to the grave with laughter, wit and tears. This is the ONE family reunion you don't want to miss this summer. Conceived and written by Douglas Bernstein and Rob Krausz.

FEATURING Tovah Feldshuh, Mary Testa, Jason Graae, Paul Kreppel, and Stephen Berger.

$35-45 cover charge. $75 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

Liz Callaway: THE BEAT GOES ON, JULY 25, 28, & 29 AT 7PM:

Tony nominee and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer and recording artist, Liz Callaway, returns to Feinstein's/54 Below this summer with an evening of music from the 1960s called The Beat Goes On. Featuring pop hits of the era and music from Broadway and the movies, the show also includes songs from her iconic album The Beat Goes On.

$40-50 cover charge. $80-85 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

54 SINGS PANIC! AT THE DISCO, JULY 25 AT 9:30PM:

Grab your best excessive smoky eye and join some of your Broadway faves for a moment you'll never remember, and a night you'll never forget! Audiences can expect to hear everything from the quintessential "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" and "Lying Is The Most Fun A Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off" to the more recent "Hallelujah," "This Is Gospel," "The Good, The Bad, and The Dirty," and many more. If you've ever screlted Spring Awakening alone in your bedroom, written Newsies fan fiction, or cried because American Psycho closed, this is a concert you don't want to miss! Music Directed by Eric Sorrels. Produced by Ashlee Latimer.

Featuring Nicholas Barasch, Alex Boniello, Max Chernin, Kaitlyn Frank, Kathryn Gallagher, and Natalie Walker.

$30-40 cover charge. $65 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

THE CAST OF CATS SINGS Andrew Lloyd Webber, JULY 26 AT 7PM & 9:30PM:

Jellicle cats come out tonight! Jellicle cats come one, come all! Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber is one of the most successful composers in musical theatre history - and now the first to have four shows running on Broadway at the same time. In this concert, the cast of Cats salutes the man and his music with songs from Evita, Sunset Boulevard, The Phantom of the Opera, Starlight Express, and more. Come hear a cast of "feline, fearless, faithful, and true" vocalists pay tribute to the music of the legendary composer.

Featuring Richard Todd Adams, Lili Froehlich, Francesca Granell, Jessica Hendy, Harris Milgrim, Madison Mitchell, Megan Ort, Arianna Rosario, Christine Cornish Smith, and Tanner Ray Wilson.

$35-45 cover charge. $75 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

CHEEK TO CHEEK: A BROADWAY ROMANCE WITH Tiffany Haas AND Michael McCorry Rose, JULY 27 AT 7PM:

Tiffany Haas and Michael McCorry Rose, former "Glinda" and "Fiyero" in Broadway's smash hit Wicked, return to Feinstein's/54 Below with their concert Cheek to Cheek: A Broadway Romance, a fun and flirty evening of popular Broadway love songs and the untold stories behind the composers who wrote them. Expect cherished classics from landmark songwriters: George and Ira Gershwin, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Irving Berlin, Lorenz Hart, Johnny Mercer, Stephen Sondheim, Adam Guettel, and more, including songs by some of New York's best new musical theater songwriters. Join them for an enchanted evening of romance on Broadway.

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THREE-MAN LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, STARRING THE HEAVYWEIGHTS! JULY 28 AT 9:30PM:

"The Heavyweights" Jeremy Geller (The Great Blueness), Larry Owens (Spamilton), and Cole Ragsdale (Gigantic), with special guest TBA, premiere their madcap, rambunctious, three man concert of Little Shop of Horrors! These comedic and vocal powerhouses will show you that it doesn't matter what you look like to get the girl, wish the grass was greener, fight the monster, or fall in love. Try not to blink...these three play every role and switch characters almost every scene! Featuring "Somewhere That's Green," "Feed Me (Git It)," and "Suddenly, Seymour" by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken. This is the Little Shop of Horrors you know and love, but turned on its head!

$30-40 cover charge. $70 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum.

MUSEMATCH 10.0, JULY 28 AT 11:30PM:

MuseMatch is a "Musical Theater Blind Date" where composers are paired with singers they don't know and asked to share themselves authentically leading to daring, bold new material. Music Directed by Nathan Dame. Produced by Scott Guthrie and Bill Coyne.

Featuring Emily Gardner Hall & Michael Deleget, Devin Ilaw & Spencer Robelen, Badia Farha & Emily Rose, Lauren Blackman & Dylan Marcaurele & Mike Ross, David Alan Thornton & Angela Sclafani, Taylor Iman Jones & Brett Macias, Bryant Martin & Ryan Kelly Berkowitz, Angel Reda & BRandon Lowden, Joanna Burns & Jessica Hendy, Brenna Yeary & James Stewart, Caitlin Lee Reid & Andrew Hanley, and Jamal Crowelle & Ilene Reid with Michael Heitzman.

$20 cover charge. $45 premium seating. 2 drink or $20 food and beverage minimum.

BROADWAY BY THE TEAR: BROADWAY'S GREAT TORCH SONGS & TEAR JERKERS, JULY 29 AT 9:30PM:

There is nothing like a great torch song. The reason: we've all been there! We know what those emotions feel like, and Broadway's grea

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          اي من نجوم الكون اقرب الى الارض من 5 حروف   

أي من نجوم الكون اقرب الى الارض من 5 حروف

اي من نجوم الكون اقرب الى الارض مكونة من خمسة أحرف

اي من نجوم الكون اقرب الى الارض

محبي ألعاب التسلية والألغاز الموجودة علي الهواتف المحمولة، نقدم لكم علي موقع حل لغز، جواب سؤال اي من نجوم الكون اقرب الى الارض، من معلومات عامة ومعاني ومفردات لعبة وصلة ورشفة كلمات متقاطعة الشهيرة، بالإضافة إلي كلمة السر من أسألنا ومعلومة بوك، المجموعة الحادية عشر لغز رقم 93.

يكون جواب سؤال

اي من نجوم الكون اقرب الى الارض من 5 حروف تبدأ بـ أول حرف ، ثاني حرف ، ثالث حرف ، رابع حرف ، خامس حرف ، سادس حرف ، سابع حرف ، ثامن حرف ، تنتهي بـ آخر وتاسع حرف .

هو الشمس.

الشمس تعد من أحد النجوم الموجودة في الكون، وأكبرها حجما، وهي الأقرب إلي كوكب الأرض من أي نجم آخر.

          Report Card: Karl Alzner   
As the 2011-12 season has come to a close, the time has come to evaluate what it meant for the Capitals, both as a team and as individuals.  As such, as the summer progresses, I will be writing a report card, or individual evaluation, for each player who played in 9 (~10%) of the team's games, or 4 playoff games. Next up is defenseman Karl Alzner, who finished his fourth NHL season, all with the Capitals, on this past year's campaign.

Season Summary: Alzner was a rock virtually all season again for the Capitals, playing in all 82 games for the second consecutive season.  In those 82 games, Alzner set career highs in assists (16) and points (17) while also leading the team in plus minus rating (+17) - this was especially remarkable because he spent most of the season playing his even strength minutes with John Carlson, who had the worst plus minus on the team.  Alzner also played the toughest minutes of any Capital at even strength, and the only two defensemen to allow fewer goals against per 60 minutes of 5v5 ice time while playing tougher competition were Ryan McDonagh and Nicklas Lidstrom (per JP).  Because Alzner played such incredibly hard minutes, his corsi was the worst on the team among defensemen.  Nevertheless, Alzner was a rock all year with very few exceptions as he continued to establish himself as one of the NHL's top shutdown defensemen. Grade: A
Role Play: Coming off his breakout first full NHL season, Alzner did not regress, unlike his partner John Carlson, in fact getting better in most respects.  I wrote in this space in September that the Capitals were going to lean in Alzner in all situations, and they did, particularly with a man down, as he led all DC players in shorthanded ice time and averaged over 20 minutes a night.  It is worth noting, however, that all of Alzner's shorthanded ice time came on the 21st ranked penalty kill in the league, which perhaps indicates too much ice for Karl in that regard.  Nevertheless, Alzner had established himself as a minutes-eating, responsible, steady defensive defenseman, and he was that this year, to a T.  He did exactly what he was supposed to and he did it well. Grade: A


Playoffs: Playing in all 14 postseason games, Alzner only had two assists and was a minus-one, but the story for Alzner continued to be the great defensive work he did in very hard minutes.  The British Columbia native played the hardest minutes of any defenseman that played in more than four games and only had the third worst corsi rating among Capitals defensemen, a relative improvement over the regular season.  In addition, Alzner's excellent play on the penalty kill helped the DC shorthanded unit improve in the early stages of the playoffs.  Eventually, it fell back to earth because of some goals allowed that Alzner was on the ice for, as perhaps the wear of playing so many minutes deep in the postseason got to him.  He looked a little winded late in the Rangers series, too. Grade: B
Future Potential: 24 by the time next season starts, Alzner will probably continue to get better as he gets older and enters his prime as an elite shutdown NHL defenseman.  There's really not much more you can say about him other than the fact that he plays very hard minutes, he plays them well, and he plays a lot of them.  The Caps are lucky to have him, and he is probably their best defenseman at this moment.  Alzner has one more year on his contract at a cap hit of $1.285 million before reaching restricted free agency - pending the RFA rules stay the same in the next collective bargaining agreement. Grade: A

The next report card will feature center Nicklas Backstrom.

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          UFOMAMMUT: il nuovo brano “Zodiac”   

Il pezzo è il singolo apripista del nuovo album "8" in uscita a settembre

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          LIARS: ad agosto il nuovo album “TFCF”   

La band condivide il primo singolo "Cred Woes" ed annuncia tre date in Italia a novembre

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          Evidence that the Earth is Flat   

See, the earth is a round disc, supported on the back of a four elephants, who are standing on a giant turtle. These guys got too close to the edge, and this may be the last photo we ever see of them.

Twin_Keel took this picture and blamed the result on a camera malfunction. The digital camera apparently changed orientation from landscape to portrait in the middle of scanning the image. Standing on a pier can totally disorient a person, so it may be the same for a camera. The result gives us an M.C. Escher or Inception vibe. This is a slightly altered version of the picture, repaired by VallleyNL. You can see the original at reddit.


          Symbionisher - Time To Punish The Earth!   


Symbionisher by Soulkr

There was a time when the symbiote was searching for a body to inhabit that might be a good fit for his bloodthirsty personality, so he jumped into one Frank Castle. They were a great fit for a while, since the symbiote didn't care whether good or bad people died as long as he was the one killing them and Frank was happy to be virtually bulletproof. But ironically it was Frank who ended up being too much for the symbiote to handle, since their symbiosis made it possible for Frank to carry on his Punisher crusade ad infinitum, and in the end Frank Castle proved to be too full of venom for the symbiote!

This Symbionisher t-shirt by Soulkr symbolizes one of the most unlikely partnerships in comic history, and yet now you're dying to read that series, aren't ya?!

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          Planes en #Alicante: Defiende el derecho al agua potable en Isabel Bedia   


Mañana, 22 de abril, es el día internacional de la Tierra, y en Isabel Bedia han querido contribuir este año con la campaña Aveda Earth Month 2015. Durante todo el mes de abril, el salón ha presentado una serie de acciones promovidas para ayudar a proteger el agua en las zonas más desfavorecidas del planeta. 

"Queremos que esté presente la pintura, la fotografía, la escultura, la moda, la música... y que a través de estas disciplinas se muestren y comunique la importancia de cuidar el mundo en que vivimos, y en esta ocasión la importancia del agua, como derecho humano fundamental". Comenta Carla Bedia, responsable de comunicación de Isabel Bedia.

Los colaboradores en esta edición son Yelo Trío (Música), Roberto Ruiz de Zafra (Fotografía), Juan Carlos Rayas (Escultura), Carmen Sevila (Moda) y Paula Alenda (Ilustración). Además de ser alicantinos, se ha buscado que cada uno de ellos transmita a través de su trabajo la importancia de cuidar el mundo en el que vivimos, y parte del precio de las obras expuestas en el salón está destinada a la campaña.








¿Cómo podemos colaborar los demás?

  • Las obras expuestas están a la venta y parte del precio está destinado para la campaña
  • Postales con las reproducciones de algunas de las obras
  • Vela Aveda Earth Month 2015
  • CD "Thirty minutes for the water" en colaboración con el grupo YELO
  • Por cada color Aveda aplicado durante el mes de abril, 2 € irán destinados a la campaña


Además, todas las personas que contribuyan con la campaña participarán el 22 de abril en el sorteo de:

  • 3 Packs de Productos Spa Aveda: "Renewal Renoveau" y "Give Spa Nights"
  • 3 Servicios de Beauty on Demand
  • 3 Servicios de brillo para el cabello
  • 3 Servicios de hidratación Botanical Therapy para el cabello
  • 1 Lote completo de la línea Color Conserve y Damage Remedy



Desde hace más de 15 años, la red de Aveda ha recaudado más de 34 millones de dólares en ayuda destinada a organizaciones de apoyo que ejercen una influencia directa en el cambio medioambiental. La campaña del Mes de la Tierra 2015 de Aveda invita a más de 30 países a apoyar la preservación del agua potable, un derecho humano básico por el que cerca de 900 millones de personas en todo el mundo luchan diariamente.  









          Duluth to host ‘March for Science’ on Saturday   
Duluth to host ‘March for Science’ on Saturday

Duluth’s nonpartisan “March for Science” will be one of more than four hundred marches that are scheduled to take place across the nation on Saturday in support of science.

On Earth Day, hundreds of marchers will take to the Lakewalk to express their support for science. The march will start with a speaker expressing views on the significance of science in the community at 10 a.m. at Leif Erikson Park.

Participants will march along the Lakewalk to the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center’s adjacent lawn, where more speakers will speak and conclude the program.

Geologist Alex Steiner, a co-organizer of the march, said, “It’s important to have informed decisions, especially on things that we have data for. We see this acceptance of ignorance and denial of science in our current political arena from both sides. It's not really acceptable anymore…”

Steiner also criticized funding cuts to various science programs for reasons that just are not true. It may be noted here that President Donald Trump’s administration recently announced notable cuts to various scientific research programs, including climate change programs.

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          Scientists piece together first-ever image of black hole   
Scientists piece together first-ever image of black hole

Using an Earth-sized telescope, an international team of scientists may have snapped the first-ever image of a black hole.

Project manager Michael Bremer, an astronomer with the International Research Institute for Radio Astronomy (IRAM), explained that they created a network of telescopes spanning from Hawaii to Spain to Antarctica by combining eight observatories like the pieces of a massive mirror.

The earth-sized virtual telescope, dubbed the Event Horizon Telescope, was used to capture an image of Sagittarius A*, a massive black hole at the center of our galaxy – the Milky Way.

Bremer said in a statement, “Instead of building a telescope so big that it would probably collapse under its own weight, we combined eight observatories like the pieces of a giant mirror. This gave us a virtual telescope as big as Earth — about 10,000 kilometers (6,200 miles) is diameter.”

Scientists know for a long time that a black hole exists at the center of the Milky Way. But, they could never capture a precise image of the black hole. However, the EHT project is expected to provide a clear image showing the black hole’s surrounding ring and its shadow.

Theoretical astronomy suggests that a black hole absorbs anything that comes too close to it, including planets, debris and even light. Gravity & light-sucking monster Sagittarius A* weighs as much as four million suns.


          NASA’s Juno probe sends back stunning images of Jupiter   
NASA’s Juno probe sends back stunning images of Jupiter

Renowned U.S. space agency NASA has released some really stunning new images of Jupiter that were captured and sent back to Earth by its space probe Juno.

Designed to map our solar system’s biggest planet’s poles and atmosphere, Juno entered Jupiter’s orbit in July 2016 after a 5-year journey, and it has been probing the planet since then.

Scott Bolton, Juno’s principal investigator from the Southwest Research Institute, said that the new images look like paintings of Van Gogh.

Speaking on the topic, Bolton said, “I kind of expected some of this, because a long time ago, Voyager took pictures, and other spacecraft that have gone near Jupiter have taken some images, but they’re usually global ones and boy, when you get close and you see these swirls, they look like art.”

The new images show stunning clouds above the surface of Jupiter that are produced by the planet’s incredibly complex atmospheric dynamics, including winds and turbulence.

Juno has already orbited the largest planet of our solar system five times since it arrival on in early July last year, and its most recent closest flyby of the planet occurred on 27th of March.

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          Las Vegas, Nevada Reason #300 Adam Green (www.AdamPaulGreen.com) Left a Cocoa MLM Company and Joined the "Rain International" Team (www.myrainlife.com/g3) was the Black Cumin Seed Power   

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          Laredo, Texas Reason #301 Adam Green (www.IMAdamGreen.com) Left a Chocolate MLM Company and Joined the "Rain-International" Team (www.myrainlife.com/g3) was the Black Cumin Seed Quality   

Laredo, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Rain International is the category creator of seed-based nutrition. Rain has been providing groundbreaking research and revolutionary nutritional supplement products since 2011. Rain's product experts have gone to the source of plant-nutrition in order to formulate products proven to support healthy lives. Rain has transferred their passion for helping people into a growing business that incentivizes sharing healthy products by using healthy-tactics and not pushy, in-your-face schemes. Rain International seeks to make positive-change wherever it has 'roots' through products, people, and their non-profit, 'Seeds for Change Foundation.'

Address: 825 East 1180 South, American Fork, UT, 84003
Phone: (801) 724-6606

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Laredo, Texas Reason #301 Adam Green (http://www.IMAdamGreen.com) Left a Chocolate MLM Company and Joined the "Rain-International" Team (http://www.myrainlife.com/g3) was the Black Cumin Seed Quality

Let Rain International introduce themselves as the first cup of gourmet coffee that tastes as-good-as its health benefits. This coffee was born from the idea that a morning cup of comfort shouldn't just be good for the soul, but should be good for the body as well. Each bean has been 'artisan grown,' handpicked, and then 'infused' with some of the worlds healthiest 'seed oils.' This infusion-process is patented, and the first of its kind. Rain International has created a beautiful union; one will experience and enjoy coffee more than ever before. https://rainintl.com/fused/about WELCOME TO THE SEED REVOLUTION!

https://rainintl.com/fused/story

Rain is the creator of seed-based nutrition. Rain's experts have gone to the source of plant-nutrition in order to formulate-products proven to support healthy-lives. Rain is proud to introduce seed-based-nutrition to the world. Rain has transferred their passion for helping people into a growing business that incentivizes sharing healthy products by using healthy-tactics and not pushy, in-your-face schemes. Rain seeks to make positive-change wherever it has 'roots' through products, people, and their non-profit, 'Seeds for Change Foundation.' The foundations' mission is to create self-sustainability through empowering the under-nourished, under-served, and the underdog to overcome challenges as individuals and communities.

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Black Cumin (Black Seed, or Nigella sativa) has a history that spans 2500 years, making this ingredient one of the safest plant-extracts for human consumption. Black Cumin seed is an adapt-ogen – meaning it has the ability to increase the human body's resistance, which protects it from health challenges. Clinical trials have shown that Black Cumin Seed-oil may help maintain blood-sugar and cholesterol-levels already within normal range along with other health benefits. Black Cumin Seed-oil is considered to be one of the most healthful herbs. Scientists worldwide have studied and continue to unearth benefits of the ingredients found in Rain Core.

The healthier a person is the less-money they spend on medical-bills. Ushered in after 'Soul' – 'Core' is the second product to be introduced by Rain International. Core contains the nutrition of high-quality greens and dense seed blends, all in a 1-ounce packet. Core has gained a clinical reputation for improving health-functions and works together with Soul to provide what the body needs. UNLOCKING NATURE: Rain's products are 'Lipo-philic": being able to be broken-down with fats-and-lipids, as part of the digestion process. Rain's seeds are bio-available for human consumption – using every single grain of nutrients from each seed — wasting nothing.

https://rainintl.com/core

Rain International ANTI-INFLAMMATORY ANTIOXIDANTS: Seed oils are possibly the most concentrated source of powerful antioxidants, which fight inflammation and fight all the damaging Free Radicals. Dangerous Free Radicals are produced whenever 'oxidation' occurs due to exposure from pesticides on food, tobacco smoke, fumes and pollutants in the air, etc. Each of us experiences all these harmful chemicals every single day, and balancing resulting radicals with antioxidants can help to prevent a big multitude of unhealthy conditions. Rain International is the innovative creator of seed-based nutrition. Rain's experts have gone to the source of plant-nutrition in order to formulate proven-products.

https://rainintl.com/form

About Rain International
Rain International is the category creator of seed-based nutrition. Rain has been providing groundbreaking research and revolutionary nutritional supplement products since 2011.

Rain's product experts have gone to the source of plant-nutrition in order to formulate products proven to support healthy lives. Rain has transferred their passion for helping people into a growing business that incentivizes sharing healthy products by using healthy-tactics and not pushy, in-your-face schemes

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/laredo-texas-reason-301-adam-green-wwwimadamgreencom-left-a-chocolate-mlm-company-and-joined-the-rain-international-team-wwwmyrainlifecomg3-was-the-black-cumin-seed-quality-827057.htm

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Rain International
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          Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky Reason #299 Adam Green (www.AdamPaulGreen.com) Left a Nano-Cacao MLM Company and Joined the "Rain-International" Team (www.myrainlife.com/g3) was the Black Cumin Seed Efficacy   

Lexington-Fayette, KY -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Rain International is the category creator of seed-based nutrition. Rain has been providing groundbreaking research and revolutionary nutritional supplement products since 2011. Rain's product experts have gone to the source of plant-nutrition in order to formulate products proven to support healthy lives. Rain has transferred their passion for helping people into a growing business that incentivizes sharing healthy products by using healthy-tactics and not pushy, in-your-face schemes. Rain International seeks to make positive-change wherever it has 'roots' through products, people, and their non-profit, 'Seeds for Change Foundation.'

Address: 825 East 1180 South, American Fork, UT, 84003
Phone: (801) 724-6606

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https://www.facebook.com/wearerain
https://www.instagram.com/rain.international
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Contact Executive Adam Green!
c: 801-809-7766
e: g3president@comcast.net

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Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky Reason #299 Adam Green (http://www.AdamPaulGreen.com) Left a Nano-Cacao MLM Company and Joined the "Rain-International" Team (http://www.myrainlife.com/g3) was the Black Cumin Seed Efficacy

IN RAIN INTERNATIONAL'S OPINON, TO HAVE A TRUE 'GOURMET PRODUCT' ONE MUST START FROM THE FARM UP. WHEN THEIR IDEA FOR THIS GOURMET, SEED-INFUSED COFFEE WAS CONCEIVED, THEY UNDERSTOOD THAT THEIR FIRST (AND MOST IMPORTANT) RESPONSIBILITY WOULD BE TO FIND THE 'MOST REPUTABLE' COFFEE FARMS WITH THE BEST TASTING COFFEE ON THE PLANET. THEIR QUALIFIED PRODUCT-DEVELOPMENT-TEAM SEARCHED, RESEARCHED, AND THEN HAND-PICKED EACH COFFEE FARM BASED ON THEIR: (1) INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE, (2) PRODUCT QUALITY, (3) ETHICS AND (4) ESTABLISHED FLAVOR PROFILES. EACH ARTISAN-FARM PROVIDES THEM WITH WORLD CLASS COFFEE, A PERFECT PLACE TO HOUSE RAIN INTERNATIONAL'S WORLD-CLASS 'SEED OIL' BLENDS.

https://rainintl.com/fused/seeds

The Company: Rain International has been providing groundbreaking research and revolutionary nutritional supplement products to millions since 2011. Rain's corporate headquarters are located in American Fork, Utah. Rain is blessed to be located along the base of the "Silicon Slopes" in the Rocky Mountains. This unique environment allows Rain to be up-to-date with the latest product-research and cutting-edge-technology all while enjoying some of the most notable and celebrated outdoor recreation areas in the world. Rain's branches extend to their international offices in Hungary and Singapore along with many other regional offices that are quickly developing across the world. https://rainintl.com/management.

BENEFITS (Rain International COLD-PRESS PROCESS): Soul's potent benefits are due to a cold-press processing. This process does not damage the nutrition found in seeds, unlike harsh chemical or high heat methods. Benefits include: Increased energy, Neutralizing free-radicals with powerful-antioxidants, Immunity-support, Better-sleep, Effective-exercise-recovery and more. Scientists worldwide have studied and continue to unearth benefits of the ingredients found in Rain Core. Just one of the many ingredients in Rain Core is so beneficial that some companies have based their entire business on that one single ingredient. Rain has found many nutrients combined are more powerful than one. Synergy creates greater results.

https://rainintl.com/soul

The healthier a person is the less-money they spend on medical-bills. Ushered in after 'Soul' – 'Core' is the second product to be introduced by Rain International. Core contains the nutrition of high-quality greens and dense seed blends, all in a 1-ounce packet. Core has gained a clinical reputation for improving health-functions and works together with Soul to provide what the body needs. UNLOCKING NATURE: Rain's products are 'Lipo-philic": being able to be broken-down with fats-and-lipids, as part of the digestion process. Rain's seeds are bio-available for human consumption – using every single grain of nutrients from each seed — wasting nothing.

https://rainintl.com/core

DESIGNED TO BURN FAT AND SUPPRESS APPETITE. Rain International's 'FORM' IS THE PUREST, MOST POWERFUL PROTEIN SUPPLEMENT ON THE MARKET. Rain International is the creator of seed-based nutrition. Rain's experts have gone to the source of plant nutrition in order to formulate products proven to support healthy lives. Rain is proud to introduce seed-based-nutrition to the world. Their Company: Rain International has been providing groundbreaking research and revolutionary nutritional-supplement products to millions since 2011. Rain's corporate-headquarters are located in American Fork, Utah. Rain is blessed to be located along the base of the "Silicon Slopes" in the Rocky Mountains.

https://rainintl.com/form

About Rain International
Rain International is the category creator of seed-based nutrition. Rain has been providing groundbreaking research and revolutionary nutritional supplement products since 2011.

Rain's product experts have gone to the source of plant-nutrition in order to formulate products proven to support healthy lives. Rain has transferred their passion for helping people into a growing business that incentivizes sharing healthy products by using healthy-tactics and not pushy, in-your-face schemes

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/lexington-fayette-kentucky-reason-299-adam-green-wwwadampaulgreencom-left-a-nano-cacao-mlm-company-and-joined-the-rain-international-team-wwwmyrainlifecomg3-was-the-black-cumin-seed-efficacy-827054.htm

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Rain International
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          Long Beach, California Reason #297 Adam Green (www.AdamPaulGreen.com) Left a Chocolate MLM Company and Joined the "Rain-International" Team (www.myrainlife.com/g3) was the Black Cumin Seed Purity   

Long Beach, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/29/2017 -- Rain International is the category creator of seed-based nutrition. Rain has been providing groundbreaking research and revolutionary nutritional supplement products since 2011. Rain's product experts have gone to the source of plant-nutrition in order to formulate products proven to support healthy lives. Rain has transferred their passion for helping people into a growing business that incentivizes sharing healthy products by using healthy-tactics and not pushy, in-your-face schemes. Rain International seeks to make positive-change wherever it has 'roots' through products, people, and their non-profit, 'Seeds for Change Foundation.'

Address: 825 East 1180 South, American Fork, UT, 84003
Phone: (801) 724-6606

https://twitter.com/rain_intl
https://www.facebook.com/wearerain
https://www.instagram.com/rain.international
https://www.youtube.com/c/RainInternationalofficial

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Long Beach, California Reason #297 Adam Green (http://www.AdamPaulGreen.com) Left a Chocolate MLM Company and Joined the "Rain-International" Team (http://www.myrainlife.com/g3) was the Black Cumin Seed Purity

Coffee is one of society's staples. Rain International wants to make coffee even better. So, Rain decided to enhance it. They kept the same, nostalgic flavor, but added substance to coffee so that it's now a "Super Food" and an 'Infusion.' Rain took a proprietary, four-seed oil-blend and infused-it into each cup of their gourmet coffee. This blend is: Grapefruit-seed, Grape-seed, Pomegranate-seed, along with Black Cumin-seed which carry a wealth-of-benefits and nutrients. By combining the four-seed-oils into each coffee bean, Rain created a super-charged source of nutrition that converts average coffee into a source of health and wellness. https://rainintl.com/fused/seeds.

Rain International products are manufactured in a top-of-the-line facility, using only non-GMO ingredients. Their unique cold-press process leaves no harsh chemical waste; it does not emit harmful smoke into the atmosphere. The lack of harsh chemical and high heat proves beneficial to the seeds, keeping nutrition intact with mild processing. Rain is unique because they have control of their own manufacturing process. They ensure that every packet is of the highest quality and they stand behind each pouch. With both NSF (The Public Health and Safety Organization) and INFANCA certification, the consumer can trust their products to be of the highest quality. In process testing and inspection is performed to ensure cGMP standards are met.

Rain International ANTI-INFLAMMATORY ANTIOXIDANTS: Seed oils are possibly the most concentrated source of powerful antioxidants, which fight inflammation and fight all the damaging Free Radicals. Dangerous Free Radicals are produced whenever 'oxidation' occurs due to exposure from pesticides on food, tobacco smoke, fumes and pollutants in the air, etc. Each of us experiences all these harmful chemicals every single day, and balancing resulting radicals with antioxidants can help to prevent a big multitude of unhealthy conditions. Rain International is the innovative creator of seed-based nutrition. Rain's experts have gone to the source of plant-nutrition in order to formulate proven-products.

https://rainintl.com/form

Black raspberry seeds contain antioxidant-like phytonutrients including 'Ellagitannins' and Antho-cyanins, which are powerful antioxidants that help-support many bodily functions and overall good-health. Antioxidants seek out and eliminate cell damaging substances, called Free Radicals. Free Radicals can occur naturally in the body or from exposure to environmental toxins. Although 'Ellagitannins' exist in most berries, raspberries contain the most potent levels. https://rainintl.com/soul. Scientists worldwide have studied and continue to unearth benefits of the ingredients found in Rain Core. Rain has found many nutrients combined are more powerful than one. With Rain's synergy of ingredients, greater results are being discovered and achieved.

WHY CHOOSE RAIN? Rain International's President and Founder, Byron Belka, is an ex-distributor in the Network Marketing Industry that personally excelled to expert echelons. With more than 10 years' experience in the Direct Sales Industry, Mr. Belka worked around the globe establishing teams of thousands of individuals who have earned over $100 million. With the creation of Soul, Rain's flagship product, Mr. Belka not only built a product that has had dramatic health benefits for communities around the world, but he has also opened up a new category of wellness products that is quickly revolutionizing health and generating wealth.

https://rainintl.com/management

About Rain International
Rain International is the category creator of seed-based nutrition. Rain has been providing groundbreaking research and revolutionary nutritional supplement products since 2011.

Rain's product experts have gone to the source of plant-nutrition in order to formulate products proven to support healthy lives. Rain has transferred their passion for helping people into a growing business that incentivizes sharing healthy products by using healthy-tactics and not pushy, in-your-face schemes

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/long-beach-california-reason-297-adam-green-wwwadampaulgreencom-left-a-chocolate-mlm-company-and-joined-the-rain-international-team-wwwmyrainlifecomg3-was-the-black-cumin-seed-purity-826363.htm

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Rain International
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Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: https://rainintl.com


          Los Angeles, California Reason #296 Adam Paul Green (www.IMAdamGreen.com) Outgrew a Cocoa MLM Company and Joined the "Rain International" Team (www.myrainlife.com/g3) was the Black Cumin Seed Quality   

Los Angeles, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/29/2017 -- Rain International is the category creator of seed-based nutrition. Rain has been providing groundbreaking research and revolutionary nutritional supplement products since 2011. Rain's product experts have gone to the source of plant-nutrition in order to formulate products proven to support healthy lives. Rain has transferred their passion for helping people into a growing business that incentivizes sharing healthy products by using healthy-tactics and not pushy, in-your-face schemes. Rain International seeks to make positive-change wherever it has 'roots' through products, people, and their non-profit, 'Seeds for Change Foundation.'

Address: 825 East 1180 South, American Fork, UT, 84003
Phone: (801) 724-6606

https://twitter.com/rain_intl
https://www.facebook.com/wearerain
https://www.instagram.com/rain.international
https://www.youtube.com/c/RainInternationalofficial

https://myrainoffice.com/enroll/self_enroll_pc.php

Los Angeles, California Reason #296 Adam Paul Green (http://www.IMAdamGreen.com) Outgrew a Cocoa MLM Company and Joined the "Rain International" Team (http://www.myrainlife.com/g3) was the Black Cumin Seed Quality

For years, coffee has been just coffee. Recently, scientists began the process of 'infusing coffee' with different flavors to enhance taste. However, these 'infusions' did little to enhance the Total-Nutritional-Value (TNV) of coffee; until now. Many other attempts were made to increase the inherent benefits of coffee; but these failed for various reasons. The difficulty-level of performing such an infusion was too high. However, Rain International has found a way to take a cup of coffee and infuse each bean with its proprietary "seed-blend." Thus, taking a "normal cup of coffee" and turning it into a super-source of nutrition.

https://rainintl.com/fused/story

Rain is the creator of seed-based nutrition. Rain's experts have gone to the source of plant-nutrition in order to formulate-products proven to support healthy-lives. Rain is proud to introduce seed-based-nutrition to the world. Rain has transferred their passion for helping people into a growing business that incentivizes sharing healthy products by using healthy-tactics and not pushy, in-your-face schemes. Rain seeks to make positive-change wherever it has 'roots' through products, people, and their non-profit, 'Seeds for Change Foundation.' The foundations' mission is to create self-sustainability through empowering the under-nourished, under-served, and the underdog to overcome challenges as individuals and communities.

https://rainintl.com/management

BENEFITS (Rain International COLD-PRESS PROCESS): Soul's potent benefits are due to a cold-press processing. This process does not damage the nutrition found in seeds, unlike harsh chemical or high heat methods. Benefits include: Increased energy, Neutralizing free-radicals with powerful-antioxidants, Immunity-support, Better-sleep, Effective-exercise-recovery and more. Scientists worldwide have studied and continue to unearth benefits of the ingredients found in Rain Core. Just one of the many ingredients in Rain Core is so beneficial that some companies have based their entire business on that one single ingredient. Rain has found many nutrients combined are more powerful than one. Synergy creates greater results.

https://rainintl.com/soul

The healthier a person is the less-money they spend on medical-bills. Ushered in after 'Soul' – 'Core' is the second product to be introduced by Rain International. Core contains the nutrition of high-quality greens and dense seed blends, all in a 1-ounce packet. Core has gained a clinical reputation for improving health-functions and works together with Soul to provide what the body needs. UNLOCKING NATURE: Rain's products are 'Lipo-philic": being able to be broken-down with fats-and-lipids, as part of the digestion process. Rain's seeds are bio-available for human consumption – using every single grain of nutrients from each seed — wasting nothing.

https://rainintl.com/core

Rain International HEART-HEALTHY FATS: Seeds are full of healthful mono- and polyunsaturated-fats. Other fats, such as saturated and trans-fats (those found in meats, dairy, fried and processed foods) can trigger 'inflammation.' According to research, diets 'high' in these unhealthy fats can lead to a disease. Eating healthy-fat-foods can lower-cholesterol and decrease-inflammation. Rain is the creator of seed-based nutrition. Rain's experts have gone to the source of plant-nutrition in order to formulate products proven to support healthy-lives. Rain is proud to introduce seed-based-nutrition to the world. The Company: Rain International has provided groundbreaking research and revolutionary nutritional-supplement products since 2011.

https://rainintl.com/form

About Rain International
Rain International is the category creator of seed-based nutrition. Rain has been providing groundbreaking research and revolutionary nutritional supplement products since 2011.

Rain's product experts have gone to the source of plant-nutrition in order to formulate products proven to support healthy lives. Rain has transferred their passion for helping people into a growing business that incentivizes sharing healthy products by using healthy-tactics and not pushy, in-your-face schemes

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/los-angeles-california-reason-296-adam-paul-green-wwwimadamgreencom-outgrew-a-cocoa-mlm-company-and-joined-the-rain-international-team-wwwmyrainlifecomg3-was-the-black-cumin-seed-quality-826357.htm

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Rain International
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Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: https://rainintl.com


          Comment on We Still Celebrate Independence Day at Church (by Dean Stewart) by Jim Perry   
Hey Dave Miller Todd Benkert Brent Hobbs, this started as a comment on the post about patriotic services, but grew so long in the telling that it seemed less appropriate as such. Would it pass muster as a regular piece on the blog as the other side of the argument? ####### I was a worship leader on staff at a church the last two years. I have seen two 4th's of July come and go, and I never did even one patriotic song. Pastor mentioned it and maybe preached on how to live as Christians in this country, but we didn't do patriotic stuff, and in fact, I never heard a complaint for not doing it. And we're in the middle of Indiana, which is hardly any less patriotic than anyone else. I have said in the past, perhaps glibly, "I'm here to worship God, not America." That's how I see it, personally. But there is so much to deal with on this issue, and it really is a matter of the conscience, certainly not a salvation issue, or perhaps not even a right or wrong issue, though I suppose we only come to positions we believe are right and correct. I don't hate anyone who thinks differently, and I don't get angry over it. But here, perhaps, is a suitable explanation of my perspective. The first principle is that it is incumbent upon those of us in leadership to aim for the higher ideal, closer to the heart of God, and lead our people there. With regard to the "meat sacrificed to idols" topic, much is made of the "brother with the weaker conscience," but wherein is the strengthening of that conscience? If it is permissible to eat that meat, but we abstain from doing it in front of the weaker brother, are we not to educate said brother and strengthen him so that he agrees with the Lord, "Why call unclean what I have made unclean?" I don't believe the Apostle was advocating for leaving said brother in his "weaker" state. We absolutely have to analyze why we think the way we think, in all areas. To find the roots of our sentiments and judge them valid or invalid. First is an appreciation for the undertaking that won us our liberty from Great Britain. I love the Revolutionary War period of history. I will gobble that stuff up. Every 4th of July I make my kids sit down and watch The Patriot, with John Williams' beautiful score (my son's named after the guy), and that overwhelming sense of national pride. This and the founding documents are essential to understanding how and why we became who we are as Americans, and Who through His divine Providence made us free. Second is our contemporary sentiments regarding this country, which are largely generational. We are nearing the time when the veterans of World War II will no longer be among us. It was the last war that I believe we fought on entirely just grounds (save for the first Gulf War, which really was no war, but a brief armed incursion to remove Saddam Hussein from Kuwait). Many thousands of people died to liberate the European continent and the Pacific theater from near global tyranny. The industry of war finally brought us out of the Depression (which FDR had unnecessarily perpetuated with his disastrous economic policies). It brought us together as a nation for a common purpose. It made us proud to be Americans. We were the good guys for real. We did something really GOOD, and that was something to celebrate. The World War II generation may be nearly lost to us, but their children remain. They were raised in a country steeped in this good patriotism. My Grandfather was of the World War II generation, and several of you are Boomers, so we are not so far removed from that time we did something truly good. We know and believe what we are taught, and we naturally gravitate toward the familiar. So it is with no great burden that we dutifully recite the Pledge of Allegiance, we stand for the National Anthem with our hands on our hearts, we vote because we believe we should, and we say our troops our "defending our freedom." However, I am reminded of a couple things from Eisenhower's farewell address. Who better to draw from than a man who embraced, and served with distinction in, all spheres of his life? The first is this: "In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together." We have been so very fortunate that those at the head of the "military-industrial complex" have not sought misplaced power. Our military brass have respected the chain of command, and I agree that all who have served deserve our honor and respect. The problem is that there has been a "disastrous rise of misplaced power" in our politicians, and all our Presidents since Eisenhower have been looking, in one form or another, for that next great military victory that all Americans can again be unified in celebrating. Trust me when I say that I am not being glib in asking this question, and it is not a reflection on our troops or their commanders, but rather the bureaucrats who command them. Are they really sent to defend our freedom? Were they defending *our* freedom when they were sent to Vietnam, Grenada, Kosovo, Iraq or Somalia? Our military has been sent into action after questionable action, without Constitutionally appropriate declarations of war from Congress, and then when they are sent in, the execution of the action so often becomes subject to political calculation and partisan whim. We all know too well the sins of Vietnam. I now fear my children desiring to serve in the military, and would counsel them against it. I didn't always feel this way. The second Eisenhower quote is this: "As we peer into society's future, we -- you and I, and our government -- must avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering for our own ease and convenience the precious resources of tomorrow. We cannot mortgage the material assets of our grandchildren without risking the loss also of their political and spiritual heritage. We want democracy to survive for all generations to come, not to become the insolvent phantom of tomorrow." Sadly, the World War II generation gave us a great tragedy along with a great victory. That tragedy was the vast behemoth of FDR's government, which threw out the window every great thing that President Coolidge achieved (or left alone) when he vastly reduced the size, scope and budget of the Federal Government. That World War II generation, and now the Boomers, are beginning to rely on a government program that has itself become insolvent, and may in fact become a "phantom" tomorrow. With the national debt now having increased 800% (!!!!!) since 1980, vastly out-gaining inflation of just over 212%, our government has truly mortgaged the material assets of our grandchildren. By allowing Marxist Socialism into our government and allowing the Federal Government to exceed its Constitutional bounds, we have lost our political heritage. And who would be culpable in a nation that has lost its spiritual heritage? Perhaps the American Church which has largely worshiped our "Christian" Nation? Examine your own hearts in this regard. How many times to we misappropriate 2 Chronicles 7:14 for America? This is not a promise from the Lord to heal our land, but Israel. And under the New Covenant we are spiritually grafted into Israel, which is a *spiritual* Israel. Psalm 81:13 says, "If only my people would listen to me and Israel would follow my ways." God is not going to heal America, no matter how much we ask him. He is interested in the hearts of men and women, and he judged harshly the nations whose god was themselves. So when you raise up America in the focal place where God is worshiped, how can he be pleased? This is what bothers me about Awana or RA’s/GA’s (if anyone does that still). We teach kids not only to do the Pledge of Allegiance–which, secularly speaking, is good insofar as we do not seek to undermine the country whose benefits we enjoy–but then a made-up pledge to the Bible, which the Lord doesn’t command we do, and a made-up pledge for a made-up “Christian” flag, which to me, raising a flag for Jesus that Jesus didn’t institute is an abomination. It's an offensive trivialization of the Faith. We lift up the Savior, not a flag. Yes, we ought to be grateful that God gave us this country to live in, where our ancestors settled to be free to worship as they saw fit. Yes we have been blessed by God, but we have taken that blessing and grown fat and lazy. We have "done evil in the sight of the Lord," and not just "those sinners" who practice abortion and homosexuality, but also "us Christians" who gossip, covet, hate and worship idols. None of this should be taken as hatred for America, but rather we all ought to cultivate a healthy sense of ambivalence to it. And I mean 'healthy.' We have liberties and we should *use* them, even as many of them are slowly eroded away. We must participate in the electoral process, but always demanding the best of our politicians. We should lobby our government for "redress of grievances" as is appropriate. We should not speak evil of her but speak truthfully about the evils within her, and most especially in our own house. We should recognize the erosion of civility with the increase in partisanship and become less partisan ourselves because Jesus is our King, and His is our Kingdom. With the celebration of our founding comes lament in that we have allowed this country to fall so far from it. In conclusion, I do not feel patriotic observances are wrong. It is not sinful to honor the people who have served in our military. Have the picnics. Have the fireworks. Sing the songs, honor those who died in service to another, and celebrate the founding of "the last best hope of man on earth." But consider carefully whether it ought to take the place of our singing to the Lord, and singing of him only, and preaching of his Word rather than overlaying it with a flag. To present this as a function of our worship service is wrong, in my view. It is not hope on earth we are trying to secure, but hope in the life to come.
          Aug 2nd: Venus and Jupiter both struck by massive impacts in less than a fortnight. Is it Earth's turn next?   

It has been revealed today that a massive unexplained white spot has appeared in the cloudy atmosphere of the planet Venus. Scientists are unsure what has caused the spot - some are even speculating on the possibility of volcanic activity - but a massive impact from a comet or asteroid seems the more likely of the two.

This comes just two weeks after a massive scar appeared on Jupiter near its southern pole. The current scientific thinking/speculation suggests that this too may have been caused by a massive asteroid or comet plunging into the largest planet in the solar system.

To date no one has connected the two events. So should we ask the question: Is it possible that there have been some seriously violent collisions taking place in the asteroid belt - which lies between Mars and Jupiter - that have been sending huge asteroids out into both the inner and outer Solar System? And has the Earth been lucky so far in that two of its near neighbours have taken the worst of the impacts?

It's been a while since Earth was struck by a large impact from space. The last big one to strike the Earth's landmass was perhaps on June 30, 1908 when a comet or asteroid measuring some tens of metres across exploded 5-10km in the air over Tungsta, Russia. Although the explosion took place in the air it still had the blast power of a 5-30 megatons bomb (1,000 times that of the Hiroshima bomb) and caused massive damage on the ground.

There's been no such impacts in the age of mass communications and satellite TV networks - which may have created a false sense of security here on Earth. As Californians love to say - regarding the next quake - it may not be long before the next "big one". A sobering thought for a Sunday morning.
          July 20th: Radical Video Library   

No joining, no fees. Radical Video Library. Just like it says on the tin:

Radical Video Library is a non-profit D.I.Y. project, that has put as its goal to spread the word in form of "the video". We will try to bring here various genres from different perspectives and subcultures. We try to focus especially on anarchy, protests, riots, ecology, animal liberation, peak oil, antifascist struggle, human rights and other liberation struggles - in the form of film, documentaries, music, presentations, pictures, zines,...for Download.

With the all important proviso:

Remember! The main purpose of this library is not to keep you in front of the computer screen!! The struggle is out there in the streets and forests of this lovely Earth!!!
          3.1 magnitude earthquake rocks area in northern Oklahoma   
HELENA, Okla. (AP) -- An earthquake has shaken part of northwestern Oklahoma....
          Production Supervisor- Danone Canada - DANONE - Quebec   
Son portefeuille de marques comprend Activia, DanActive, Danone, Earthbound Farm, Horizon Organic (produits laitiers de première qualité), International Delight...
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          Superviseur de production - Danone Canada - DANONE - Quebec   
Son portefeuille de marques comprend Activia, DanActive, Danone, Earthbound Farm, Horizon Organic (produits laitiers de première qualité), International Delight...
From Danone - Wed, 17 May 2017 22:03:56 GMT - View all Quebec jobs
          Persian Solid Black Male Kitten (Oodle) $1,000   
Adorable and playful Black Persian male Kitten available for reservation to a pet home. This boy is currently 10 wks old and will be ready to leave for his new home around the end of June. There is a very high demand for quality pure bred Persians in our area, so most of my kittens are reserved in advance. Deposit is $350 with balance due upon pick up. Price includes kitten vaccinations and a worming. All pets must be spayed/neutered by my vet at the buyer's cost before leaving me. Please tell me about yourself and your home when you inquire. I am selective about where I place my kittens. Look for Rare Earth Persians and Grooming on Facebook to read more about me and my beautiful cats. I have been breeding for 28 years and successful show them in CFA for 17 years.

          Why does the new realtor.com redesign not show property status?   
I'm well aware that I'm on Zillow, but realtor.com doesn't have a forum.  Why on god's green earth does the new realtor.com not show the status of a property on the listing?  The ONLY reason to go to realtor.com was to view the status -- active, pending, etc.  That was the important piece of information that realtor.com provided that Zillow (mostly) did not.  This is a crucial piece of information when looking at a property.  Why would a new redesign make the site LESS functional?

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          Comment on Best weapon (DPR, Pathfinder) by Alex Anderson   
An Earth Breaker deals 2D6 points of damage, critical multiplier X3, is a bludgeoning weapon, making it more useful than a greatsword (for overcoming the DR of the majority of enemies), and does not have reach like a dwarven longhammer (so you can use it against foes adjacent to your character).
          Backhoe-Dozer Operators (Earth Movers) - Caliber Services, LP - Texas Gulf Coast, TX   
Demonstrate knowledge and skills in identifying various soil types. Houston, Pasadena, Laporte, Port Lavaca, Freeport & Clute, Tx)....
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カフリンクがチェーンのタイプなどは、小さく間仕切りされたディスプレイ用ケースの方が、使いやすいかも。


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          2018 International Summer Bible Conference   

The kingdom of God is at the heart of the Bible. When God reigns on the throne of our hearts, we experience grace, peace, joy and freedom in all circumstances. Our communities are filled with His love and compassion. We have the power of the Holy Spirit to serve others with the gospel. The kingdom of God is everything. A fruitful life and ministries flow out of it. In truth, the kingdom has come through the gospel to all believers and to the church, but Jesus’ reign here on earth is still limited.


          Institute for Astronomy celebrates 50 years of discovery   
Since its founding on July 1, 1967, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Institute for Astronomy (IfA) has played a role in almost every significant astronomical discovery. IfA is responsible for the observatories on Maunakea, the most productive astronomy site in the world, and on Haleakalā, the world leader in asteroid and Near Earth Object …
          Biodiversity loss from deep-sea mining will be unavoidable   
Biodiversity losses from deep-sea mining are unavoidable and possibly irrevocable, an international team of 15 marine scientists, resource economists and legal scholars argue in a letter published recently in the journal Nature Geoscience. The experts, including Craig Smith, oceanography professor at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology …
          Reptile skin grown in lab for first time, helps study endangered turtle disease   
Scientists, including Tina Weatherby with the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), published a study wherein they reconstructed the skin of endangered green turtles, marking the first time that reptile skin was successfully engineered in a laboratory. In turn, the scientists were able to grow a tumor-associated …
          RamsaySnow antwortete zum Thema ALLE wilden Sets (Erweiterungen & Abenteuer) bald wieder kaufbar im Forum Neuigkeiten zu Hearthstone   
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          kizfs empfiehlt ein Hearthstone-Deck von @Terpentin300.   
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          maurriss antwortete zum Thema Zusammenfassung der Fragerunde vom 30.06.2017 - Neue Erweiterung im August, kommende Arena-Änderungen und mehr im Forum Neuigkeiten zu Hearthstone   
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          Zox17 antwortete zum Thema Turnier am 01.07.2017, 18:30 Uhr von Walles (max. 16) im Forum Hearthstone Turniere   
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          NekronNex empfiehlt ein Hearthstone-Deck von @Loretaker.   
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          BrAinCore antwortete zum Thema Turnier am 01.07.2017, 18:30 Uhr von Walles (max. 16) im Forum Hearthstone Turniere   
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          beatinfected antwortete zum Thema Diesen Kartenrücken gibt es in Saison 40 (Juli 2017) + Was war in eurer Bonustruhe drin? im Forum Neuigkeiten zu Hearthstone   
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          LordOfCinder antwortete zum Thema Hearthstone vs Gwent im Forum Gasthaus zum goldenen Off-Topic   
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          Dal Segno Uncensored Full Version   
SKIDROW Repacks – Free download visual novel Dal Segno Full Game released on 1 July 2017 for PC windows. PC game Dal Segno Uncensored Full Version is amazing game. Happiness. Paradise. Words that mean as many different things as there are people in this earth. What does happiness mean […]
          Wind Services Lead Technician (Hussar, Alberta) - General Electric - Alberta   
We take the earth’s most abundant resources - the strength of the wind, the force of water, and the heat of the sun, - and put them to work with breakthrough...
From GE Careers - Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:20:09 GMT - View all Alberta jobs
          Warehouse Team Lead - Mama Earth Organics - Toronto, ON   
Our mission is to build a fully sustainable local food system, by delivering health and happiness to our members, our farmers, our team and the planet.... $20 an hour
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          SahifaeKamila/ SahifaeSajjadia - Most Spiritual Dua's on the Earth   
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          Canadian entertainment industry begs Chinese courts to censor its movies   

The Supreme Court of Canada just handed down a controversial ruling in which it ordered Google to block links to a page that was deemed illegal in Canada for every Google user, everywhere in the world -- asserting that the Supreme Court of Canada's jurisdiction extends to the end of the earth. Terrifyingly, Canadian entertainment industry execs are celebrating this ruling because they say that it will allow them to get copyright takedown orders in Canada and enforce them everywhere else.


          Comentario en Dada Life – One Last Night On Earth (Original Mix) por Luis Rodriguez Coronel   
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          Earth Day with Baby Appleseed   
This Earth Day (April 22, 2017), you could pick up litter, clean a beach, or walk to work. But responsibly-sourced, American crib manufacturer Baby Appleseed wants you to plant a tree. Why? American cities are losing millions of trees each year. Trees that: Provide wood Provide food Provide shady places to play, picnic, and relax […]
          NWA Classics 24/7 #19   
Nick Bockwinkel v Tony Atlas (Houston Wrestling, 10/22/82)

Atlas is about as jacked in this match as I've ever seen a wrestler. He's not someone I've ever really thought about in a "how good at the wrestling was Tony Atlas?" sense, so I was interested in seeing what Bock might get out of a guy I've paid no attention to whatsoever. At times it felt like a Bockwinkel approximation of a Ric Flair touring title defence with how much he gave Atlas, especially late on with how desperate he was getting. The finish probably would've been the exact same had Flair been in there. But with Bock you never got all the begging off. Things were a little more grounded and they never seemed to be aiming for a big, dramatic crescendo. It turned out to be a nice tight contest, and almost certainly the best Atlas match I've seen. He wasn't spectacular or anything, but he made the most of what Bock gave him, and Bock will always try and keep things interesting while being worked over. There was this great bit where Bock tried to get out of a grapevine by elbowing Atlas in the head, but of course black wrestlers have heads of granite so Bock wound up selling it like he'd popped his funny bone. Matches like these aren't necessarily essential to Bockwinkel's case as a GOAT candidate, but they add to the picture we already have and that will never be a bad thing.


Midnight Express v Rock 'n' Roll Express (Houston Wrestling, 5/11/84)

This is one of the matches from this service I've been most looking forward to eventually sitting down and watching and it did not disappoint. Heck of a first go-around for these teams in Houston.
They basically spent the first six minutes getting the crowd to pop and boo for high fives, then go apeshit for a hair pull. It was magical. I think over the years I've come to prefer the MX/Fantastics series over this by a tiny bit (I mean, they're both phenomenal), but the early shtick they work in MX/RnR matches is unparalleled. They have so much they can roll out between all four guys, five if you count Cornette, six if you count the referee. I thought the ref' in this was being crazy hyperactive and annoying early, really getting on Gibson's case about a phantom hair pull, but they paid that off with the spot where he breaks up a Condrey hair pull by literally yanking Condrey to the deck by the hair. In most cases I might've thought that to be too much, but the MX reaction to it, and the crowd exploding, really had me popping along with them. When the MX take over they work an awesome heat segment on Morton, running all sorts of distractions so they can hurl him over the top rope repeatedly, jab him with a steel chair, whack him with the tennis racket. It's the Midnight Express working over Ricky Morton -- you know what to expect and you know it's good. You don't need me to tell you this. I've written before about Condrey being a mean wee bastard and I just love him stomping on fingers and driving the point of his knee right into kidneys. Eaton is an absolute dynamo with the offence and he and Morton do a killer rope running sequence that ends with a HUGE powerslam. I also loved how Gibson just said fuck it and literally hiptossed Morton into his own corner, then quickly jumped back out to the apron to make the hot tag. I think there are three more MX/RnR tags from Houston that we don't already have, so hopefully they're unearthed at some point and we get the whole set. This was excellent stuff, obviously.
          WHEN GOVERNMENT WORKS (WE GOT OUR URBAN FOREST)   
Franklin Roosevelt the 32nd President of the USA once said this, “Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.”
 I think the voters in Malaysia over decades have felt emasculated in many ways thinking that the people who represent us care little for our welfare. They rule over us as like an alien power. We feel distanced from government and unable to have a say in what truly affects us on a daily basis. This can be very frustrating even depressing.

Sometimes however government works and when it does it affects us all and brings immense benefit to the people. I like to cite an example to show how our neighbourhood became a little better off because we had the channel to voice our proposals and to have it heard and considered. I know this is a rare story nevertheless we are thankful for the small improvements in Selangor. 

About 10 years ago when we moved in to Pinggiran USJ, there was a sizable piece of land next to our taman. Approximateky 3ha. When we purchased our house, we were told that the empty land was an MPSJ reserved land. As years went by we heard of the possibility of an eatery or hawker center, a motel with sports facilities, a driving range, even a shopping complex etc.  Many a times I drove by and saw people in their long sleeve shirts parking their Mercedes surveying the empty land with rolled out maps and drawings of the area.  I, as with all our neighbours were obviously very concerned. As it is we have so little public spaces and the last thing we wanted was another concrete mall next to our taman.

In 2010, I served as the Chairman of USJ3ABCD Residents Association and because of that was onboard the MPSJ Residents Committee for Zone 3 (JKP Zone 3).  The Committee was under the leadership of then Councillor Rajiv Rishyakaran who is now the ADUN of Bukit Gasing.  Afraid that another shopping mall or concrete building was to come up instead of a recreational space, I drafted a proposal in March 2011 through the JKP, the idea of an Ecological Urban Forest. We called it the Z3 Eco Forest. The JKP accepted the idea and we presented the proposal to the Council.  MPSJ approved the idea and on Nov 11th 2011, the Subang Jaya community together with a private school nearby planted 1,111 trees in the area, officiated and supported by our ADUN, YB Hannah Yeoh.    

Today, 6 years later, the Park is fully supported by MPSJ and earthworks is being carried out.  This is a win for the Residents of Pinggiran Subang Jaya and Subang Jaya at large as we will have an Urban Forest right in our township. I was told that because of the Urban Forest the value of the properties in the area would also escalate.


 In the midst of all the skepticism and frustration of government working for the people here is a success story.  When government works, and the people’s interest are heard; residents are happy and the state prospers. It works only when ordinary voters, residents, neighbors care enough to get  involved in resident groups or committees.  I can only imagine this on a larger scale, perhaps one day not just in Subang Jaya or Selangor, but the whole Malaysia when we can then fully comprehend Roosevelt’s quote; “The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.” 

The ambitious proposal included these facilities:


Facilities
The proposed facilities available on Z3 Eco Forest are as follows:
1)      A 2Km walking and jogging path around the park.
2)      A bicycle path along the walking and jogging track
3)      Ponds and streams along the path
4)      Picnic and Playground area with water features and landscape
5)      An arts and cultural center approx 2000 square feet
6)      A small amphitheatre
7)      A Eco Farm
8)      Parking

The Empty land before 2011


View towards the kindergarten in 2011



          [Wir lackieren...& #happyANNYversary] Anny Blue Fashon Show & Paradise on Earth Blobbicure....   
.............als ich die Ankündigung von Lotte und Tine zu "Wir lackieren..." war ich total begeistert. 

Ich hatte sowas Ähnliches auch im Sinn und so kam mir die Aktion wie gerufen. Tja und nun.....ist der Januar schon fast rum und ich habe noch keinen Einzigen Anny Lack gezeigt. Aber lackiert hab ich viele und kam aber einfach nicht zum fotografieren. 

Aber immerhin habe ich es jetzt endlich geschafft ein Design passend zum #happyANNYversary zu lackieren und fotografieren.....yayyyy :D. Und hab noch so einige Ideen im Kopf. Mal sehen, was ich die Woche noch so schaffe.

#happyANNYversary.......Anny wird 5 und lädt uns alle zum Mitfeiern ein. Auf der Homepage gibt es einige Aktionen und Gewinnspiele. Zudem hat man die Möglichkeit bei Lotte und Tine durch hochgeladene Designs etwas zu gewinnen. Die Details findet Ihr HIER. Ebenso kann man diese Designs auf Insta posten und da noch direkt von Anny Preise abtauben.

So, und nun zum Design.

Blue Fashion Show habe ich schon vor 3 Wochen solo lackiert und er gefiel mir ausgesprochen gut. Solche Blautöne mag ich unheimlich gern. Für das Design habe ich noch Paradise on Earth dazugenommen.

Ein Blobbicure wollte ich auch schon seit Ewigkeiten mal wieder machen. Das ist ja auch so eine Nailart Technik, die immer total easy aussieht. Wäre schön, wenns auch immer so einfach funktionieren würden. Ich hab da so mit der Dosierung der Lacktropfen immer so meine Problem, viel läuft auch immer am Nagel runter (doof, dass die aber auch gebogen sind).

Also habe ich mir Decals auf meiner UberMat gebastelt. Das ging ganz gut und ich habe sie auch relativ unkompliziert auf meine Nägel bekommen. Leider ist mir der Zeigefinger etwas verwischt, weil ich zum falschen Topcoat gegriffen habe.

Aber insgesamt war ich ganz zufrieden und werde meine nächste Blobbicure beim nächsten Mal definitiv wieder auf der UberMat machen. 






Na, wie gefällts Euch? Habt Ihr Euch auch schon mal an einer Blobbicure versucht?


          Review: Skin and Earth #1   
Review: Skin and Earth #1 Writer: Lights Art: Lights Colours: Lights Letters: Lights Publisher: Dyna
          Universities Space Research Association — USRA: NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP)    
Generous Stipend, Travel Budget and Relocation Allowance: Universities Space Research Association — USRA: The NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) supports NASA's goal to expand scientific understanding of Earth and the universe in which we live 14+ Space, Flight, Astrobiology, Lunar Science and Research Centers as well as NASA HQ
          What's New in Science Reference: The Total Eclipse of 2017, New Science Webcast   

Solar physicist and associate director for science, Heliophysics Science Division, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Dr. C. Alex Young spoke about the science and wonder of total solar eclipses.  He explained the celestial mechanics of the eclipse, viewing opportunities and how NASA will study the sun and Earth during this rare event on August 21, 2017.

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          And now for something completely different...   
...Actually, it will probably be more of the same.

This is usually where I say it's been way too long.

"It's been way too long!"

Now that that is out of the way I can move on.

So, what's been going on? Good question. I wish I had a good answer. I've been putting off doing my thesis because I have no earthly idea how to do a thesis. I have a rough idea of what the topic will be, now I need to do some honest to god research. You know, that means documenting what you read and where you read it. I've never been all that good at that kind of research. I've always been more of a read everything at once while trying to learn everything I can. I've never really worried about where I read what, or who said what where. I just read it all and let the ideas simmer in my head for awhile as I try to come to some form of understanding. This whole bit about having to write stuff down goes completely against my learning style. As one of my professors (the one who I'd like to be my thesis advisor), "Get over it!"

My daughter (I can't really call her my "baby" girl anymore, she's almost two and well into toddler mode, but she'll always be my "baby" girl on some level) is running around all over the place. She's climbing stairs upright now, and doing her best to overcome gravity at every turn. Unfortunately, this means that sometimes there are some scraps and bruises. We signed her up for daycare this week, but she won't start until we get back from Pennsic. This is both exciting and terrifying all at the same time. I want my wife to be able to get some sleep. I want us to have access to the gym (we're putting her into the "YMCA" daycare, and it's cheaper if you're a member), but at the same time, I'm a little concerned about turning over my daughter to someone else to raise. The Y does this all the time and they have a really good reputation in town for being an excellent daycare. That doesn't change the fact that I'm concerned.

As for the SCA...I'm doing the best I can to find some joy. There's another gentleman who happens to be a foster squire to the Knight I primarily train with. He and I try to keep each other motivated when the chips are down. Two years ago, he hatched a plan. It was a cunning plan, it was a subtle plan (Baldric, you wouldn't know a subtle plan if it stripped naked, painted itself purple and....sorry tangent). It was his idea that he and I would challenge the world. We would setup a list field and a couple pavilions at an event, and challenge anyone to come fight us for the sheer joy of it. Well, two years ago, my wife was weeks away from giving birth. That meant the plan got shelved. This past week, I took it out, dusted it off, considered it, wrote out a formal challenge to everyone, saved it as a draft and emailed it to him for his review. He read it. Then he called me a bastard for remembering it. Then he said he was in. So, sometime this Fall, at an event that takes place right about equi-distant between the two of us, we will set our camp, and hold the field against all comers for about 6 hours straight. It's going to kill both of us, but it'll be a heck of a lot of fun.

I'll type more later. Take care world.
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          The Future of English in the World of Communication   
English – History

Britain’s colonial expansion established the pre-conditions for the global use of English, taking the language from its island birthplace to settlements around the world. The English language has grown up in contact with many others, making it a hybrid language which can rapidly evolve to meet new cultural and communicative needs.

English in the 20th century

The story of English has been closely linked to the rise of the US as a superpower that has spread the English language alongside its economic, technological and cultural influence. In the same period, the international importance of other European languages, especially French, has declined.

Who speaks English?

There are three kinds of English speaker:

- Those who speak it as a first language

- Those for whom it is a second or additional language

- Those who learn it as a foreign language.


English is remarkable for its diversity, its propensity to change and be changed. This has resulted in both a variety of forms of English, but also a diversity of cultural contexts within which English is used in daily life.

The main areas of development in the use and form of English will undoubtedly come from non-native speakers.

Major International domains of English

  1. Working language of international organizations and conferences
  2. Scientific publications
  3. International banking, economic affairs and trade
  4. Advertising for global brands
  5. Audio-visual cultural products (e.g. film, TV, popular music)
  6. International tourism
  7. Tertiary education
  8. International safety (e.g. ‘airspeak’, ‘seaspeak’)
  9. International law
  10. As a ‘ready language’ in interpretation and translation
  11. Technology transfer
  12. International communication.

English is the most widespread language on the earth, and it is second only to Mandarin Chinese in the number of people who speak it.

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has five official languages: English, French, Spanish, Russian, and Chinese.

In the era of communication, English is gaining a strong position.

English -The most widespread language on the earth - How?


- When an Indonesian businessman meets a customer from Finland, they converse in English.

- Airline pilots flying international routes communicate with their controllers in English.

- 76% of the content of the Internet is in English. (The runners-up are, in order: Japanese, French, German, and Chinese.)

- Out of 193 countries of the world, 43 are English speaking [http://www.aneki.com/english.html]

- English is the second most spoken language in the world

- There are 57 million blogs on the Internet. English and Japanese remain the two most popular languages in the blogosphere. [http://technorati.com/weblog/2006/11/161.html]

- Most people use English language to communicate using SMS.

ENGLISH – COMPUTER LANGUAGES

English and computers have seemed, for decades to go together. Computers and the programs which make them useful were largely the invention of English speaking countries. The hardware and software reflect the needs of English language.

English will continue to be spread via software products and digitized intellectual property.

ENGLISH – THE WORLD

  • English and the International Economy


The shifting patterns of trade and new working practices are affecting the use of English language in complex ways. At present there is a considerable increase in the numbers of people learning and using English.

  • English and global culture

As the number of people using English grows, so second-language speakers are drawn towards the ‘inner circle’ of first-language speakers to the ‘outer circle’ of second-language speakers.

  • English as a leading-edge phenomenon

English is closely associated with the leading edge of global scientific, technological, economic and cultural developments, where it has been unrivalled in its influence in the late 20th century.

In four key sectors, the present dominance of English can be expected to give way to a wider mix of languages:

- The global audio-visual market, especially satellite TV

- The Internet and computer-based communication including language-related and document handling software

- Technology transfer and associated processes in economic globalization

- Foreign-language learning, especially in developing countries where growing regional trade may make other languages of increasing economic importance.

  • A bilingual future

There is a growing belief among language professionals that the further will be a bilingual one, in which an increasing proportion of the world’s population will be fluent speakers of more than one language.

  • Social value shifts

The spread of English has been made more rapid in recent years as a consequence of decisions and actions taken by governments, institutions and individuals.

The economic argument for English also may be challenged as developing countries make more careful evaluations of the costs and benefits of mass educational programmes in the English language.

Language shift

In many parts of the world there are ongoing shifts in the status of English.

In the countries listed below, the use of English for International communication is largely increasing:

- Argentina

- Belgium

- Costa Rica

- Denmark

- Ethiopia

- Honduras

- Lebanon

- Burma

- Nepal

- The Netherlands

- Nicaragua

- Norway

- Panama

- Somalia

- Sudan

- Surinam

- Sweden

- Switzerland

- United Arab Emirates.


DISCLAIMER: I have taken some information and print screens from an eBook at http://www.britishcouncil.org/learning-elt-future.pdf.

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The Earth is the only planet in the entire universe, which is suitable for living creatures. This is our home and we need to take care of it, because it depends a lot on us whether it is a comfortable place to live. The Windows screensaver "Earth 3D" shows us the greatness of the planet and allows us to move to any place we like without any additional resources. This 3D desktop screen saver background like a virtual map, which helps us to study in details all the complexity and versatility of our world. Download one of the most popular free screensavers on your PC and get a desktop atlas, which becomes an inexhaustible source of valuable information.
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“As one great furnace flamed, yet from those flames / No light, but rather darkness visible,” wrote English poet John Milton in Paradise Lost , describing the infernal realm into which the archangel Lucifer fell. Milton’s words could equally describe a more astronomical sort of descent-- the whirling dervish and collision of orbiting black holes, warping the very fabric of space and time around them. Such events are detectable from Earth in the form of gravitational radiation, a phenomenon offering a novel way of seeing the Universe. Gravitational radiation results from the orbital motion of mass in space. Albert Einstein predicted this in his Theory of General Relativity, which describes gravity as the spacetime curvature of matter. All mass can emanate gravitational radiation (even people,) but only the most massive astronomical objects can do so strongly enough to be detectable by current technology. Though born from cosmic cataclysm, such radiation only weakly interacts with matter
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          Liturgy with communion for July 9, 2017 (Pentecost 5/Trinity 4/Proper 9/Ordinary 14 - A)   
Texts:  Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67; Psalm 45:10-17; Romans 7:15-25a; Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

Call to Worship
Come to our God, all who hunger for life:
for it is God who nourishes us at the Table of Grace
Come to our God, all who are worn out by life:
for it is God who provides the rest we need.
Come to our God, all who are weighed down:
for it is our God who carries our burdens with us.

Prayer of the Day
Eternal God:
you sing a song
of silence
to our noisy hearts,
inviting us to still
our fidgeting souls,
and find our peace
in your cupped hands
which cradle us.

Jesus Christ,
Wanderer of the kingdom:
you are called
to reveal God to us
and do so in
    the tenderness of your touch,
    the gentleness of your words,
    the goodness of your heart,
    the peace of your shared yoke.

Spirit of Rest:
your childlike presence
opens our eyes
to the wonders of the world.
As we hand you
our anger, our hurt, our sin,
may our burdens
become our songs of joy.

May we find our rest, our hope, in you,
God in Community, Holy in One
even as we pray as Jesus taught us, saying,
(The Lord's Prayer)

Call to Reconciliation
Fretful, agitated, longing for more and more of this and that, we spend our lives in a never-ending, never-fulfilled search for that which satisfies.  But Christ knows that we will only find the end of our journey in God, and so invites us to that peaceful place known as God's heart.  May we let go of our burdens of anger, hurt and sin so we can find our rest.

Unison Prayer for Forgiveness
   We are so skilled at being in control, at taking charge, Sabbath-Taking God, that we are not very good at resting.  We think we have to be constantly busy, so we have no time for you.  We are trained to be extremely productive, and so create our harried, stress-filled lives.
   Forgive us, Shalom Giving God.  Help us to let go of our distractions, so you can act in us; calm our creaturely activity, so you can re-create us; help us to follow Jesus, not only into discipleship, but into our rest with you.

Silence is kept

Assurance of Pardon
It sounds so simple, we think it is too simple.  But which is the burden you would choose: hate or love; anger or forgiveness; pain or peace?  God invites us to receive the gifts which make it possible to have lives of faithful obedience.
This is the good news:  God forgives us and takes our burdens from us.  We would let go of them and welcome hope, joy, grace into our lives.  Thanks be to God.  Amen.

Prayer of Dedication/Offering
You invite us to offer our pain, our burdens, our troubles to you, and we do so easily.  Yet when you challenge us to offer our abundance for others, we resist and grumble.  Help us to be as welcoming, as caring, as generous as you, Loving God, as we share our gifts with you and the world.  Amen.

Great Prayer of Thanksgiving
The Lord be with you.
and also with you.
People of God, lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the One who invites us to rest in the heart of the Trinity.
People of God, give thanks to the One who offers you rest.
We bring our thanksgiving to God, who sings to us of peace.

With hearts filled with joy,
we bring our praise to you,
God of Rest.
On the first morning of creation,
you whispered of peace,
and the cacophony of chaos
was stilled.
You walked softly
through the grasses of the earth
and all creation
sang of your goodness.
Created to find our peace with you,
our fretful desire to be in control
led us into a nomadic existence
of rebellion against you.
Prophets spoke and angels sang
to invite us home,
but our stubborn pride
only grew stronger.
When the burden of our sin
became too great for your heart,
you sent Jesus to carry it for us.

With those who have found their rest in you,
with those who long for their burdens to be lifted,
we join in singing your praise:

Holy, holy, holy are you, God of the weary.
All creation celebrates your name in all generations.
Hosanna in the highest!

Blessed is the One who yokes himself to us.
Hosanna in the highest!

Holy are you, God of our footloose hearts,
and blessed is Jesus Christ, your Son,
our Lord and Savior.
Watching our restless striving
for more and more,
he modeled the life
of self-denial and service;
seeing us weighed down
with the burdens of sin and death,
he picked up his cross,
carried it to Calvary,
where he died to give us life.

As we remember his life and his rest in you,
as we celebrate the good news of lightened burdens,
we speak of that mystery we call faith:

Christ came, that we may have life;
Christ died, so that the burden of death might be lifted from us;
Christ was raised to new life, so grace might be revealed to every generation;
Christ will return, to yoke us to God through all eternity.

Pour out your Spirit of rest and shalom
upon this bread and this cup,
that these gifts might nourish us.
As we find our rest in you,
may we become restless
in service to your children;
as we engage with you
in solitude,
may we build a community
of justice and righteousness;
as we listen to your silence,
may we speak out
for all whose voices
are ignored by the world.

Then, when we gather with all
who have found their rest with you
at the Table of the Lamb,
we will sing our praise for all eternity,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
God in Community, Holy in One.  Amen.

Sending
We leave with the presence of the Holy,
so we may show others the way to grace and hope.
We leave with Jesus, who draws living water for us,
so we can share it in the heat of summer,
and in the bitterness of winter.
We leave with the Spirit, who teaches us how to listen,
so we may hear the cries of the lonely
and the voices of all who are ignored.

(c) 2017 Thom M. Shuman
          Pity About Earth   
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    Quando se fala de caminhar para acampar, cada grama conta para aumentar o seu conforto. Com esta linha de raciocínio, preparei (e testei) o kit que explico neste video.
    Tive um experiência muito agradável com este equipamento. Fiquei muito surpreso como nível de conforto, mesmo com um conjunto tão leve e reduzido de equipamentos.
    Segue abaixo links para os equipamentos, na ordem em que estão sendo mencionados no video.




Links:
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Lanterna Dínamo ON bright 50 - Loja: Decathlon

Filtro de água Sawyer Squeeze Mini - Loja: Amazon

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          Comment on Trump Blows, Spews ‘Bleeding Badly’ Mika Brzezinski Tweets *Updated* by Caroline   
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We are offering commercial parcels for designers and creators for at no charge for a period of 3 months. These parcels are in commercial property regions, 3600 sq meters, 824 prim, the normal cost for these lots are $10.00 USD per month.


This offer is only valid if the shop is established and vendors or items for sale are placed within two weeks of retaining the land.


To accept this offer please locate a empty parcel on one of the the following regions located North of the Community core regions:
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Then contact via email support@3rdrockgrid.com, giving us the details of the land parcel you wish to retain, your real world information, and also the relevant information regarding the type of shop or service.

3RG Management reserves the right to refuse this offer to or retract it from any individual on the basis of products or services that are deemed unacceptable or would violate the 3RG TOS.


Offer expires March 31, 2011.


If you have been considering opening a business in 3rd Rock Grid, now is the time.

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          Seeking the True Church   
If I were not a Catholic, and were looking for the true Church in the world today, I would look for the one Church which did not get along well with the world; in other words, I would look for the Church which the world hates. My reason for doing this would be, that if Christ is in any one of the churches of the world today, He must still be hated as He was when He was on earth in the flesh. If you would find Christ today, then find the Church that does not get along in the world. Look for the Church that is hated by the world, as Christ was hated by the world. Look for the Church which is accused of being behind the times, as Our Lord was accused of being ignorant and never had learned. Look for the Church which men sneer at as socially inferior, as they sneered at Our Lord because he came from Nazareth. Look for the Church which is accused of having a devil, as Our Lord was accused of being possessed by Beelzebub, the Prince of Devils. Look for the Church which, in seasons of...
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This article supplements Slate’s Conspiracy Thrillers Movie Club. To learn more and to join, visit Slate.com/thrillers.

Most generally but most straightforwardly, surveillance narratives relying heavily on satellite and GPS imagery indicate the place surveillance technologies have come to hold in the formations of geopolitics, particularly through the integration of system and subject. This integration can be traced directly to the manner in which surveillance is incorporated into a film’s storyline, but, perhaps more importantly, also to its increasingly privileged place as an aspect of cinematic continuity systems. What one finds in films that incorporate locative technology and satellite imaging is that both systems serve dual and interrelated purposes: to visually establish an individual subject from a great distance, and to find a technological means within the narrative for motivating crosscutting between shots that construct elaborate plot connections between spaces, people, events, and actions. Whether they include a liberal surface critique of surveillance in their narrative, or unabashedly celebrate the spectacle of global surveillance, such films work to legitimize that caricatured element of the “world image.”

There are myriad examples: In the seminal example of such films, Enemy of the State, the numerous shots coded as satellite images, targeting the protagonist from high above, visually situate him in a variety of complex urban spaces. These shots are then “put into play” as they are crosscut with shots of the satellites themselves in orbit, the satellite operation center, and other figures in the political drama that unfolds.

GPS imaging, a digitally animated rendering of a figure in a given space enabled by satellite locative technologies, serves a similar purpose in these narratives, and is used both alongside and interchangeably with satellite photography. The image, though this time arguably more mediated by digital animation than photographic images, is designed to show a point on a map from above. These data visualizations appear in the same cinematic genre and with an almost identical narrative function as the satellite photography—to visually pinpoint a singular figure within a broad narrative and visual context—and thus GPS also provides a tie between the general and the particular, an individual body and a system. Satellite and GPS images often serve the function of establishing shots, providing the context for the individual storylines that will develop either within the entire film, or within the scene that shot is establishing. Here, however, the establishing shot is a continuous presence, insistently tying the individual’s image and action to its context—a context that includes not just the space the satellite provides an image of, but the space that includes the satellite—a world system in which satellite technologies have an integral part, both symbolic and literal. The cinematic satellite image is, like many surveillance moments within these narratives, a type of point-of-view shot—an image that, insofar as it is highlighted as a technologized vision set apart from the other cinematic images, insistently refers back to itself as much as it refers to the objects it provides images of.

The satellite and GPS images within these films also clearly function as a narrative device, a technique that motivates crosscutting or establishes other cinematic forms of narrative connectivity. The satellite or GPS image almost never exists as a signifying image in and of itself; instead it is used as a mode of producing narrative relationality across very broad fields, and almost inevitably, in a manner that highlights the individual as a geopolitical subject. Most frequently and simply, this will take the form of a chase scene, in which we see not only what is happening on the ground but also the third and broader term in the chase—the larger agency monitoring and directing the chase through satellite and GPS, an agency that represents the broader political context of the smaller, individual actions below. Within these scenes, the surveillant image and the surveilling agency are frequently the narrative touchstone, the fulcrum of the scene, as much if not more than the protagonist (who is rarely aligned with the surveillant gaze) and in this way, we see the further invitation to the film’s spectators to identify themselves with both the system of surveillance and a globalizing visual logic, even as they are also identified with a character subjected to that system.

The fact that the great majority of scenes utilizing satellite and GPS are chase scenes that culminate in destruction and often death (though rarely of the protagonist) is crucial to understanding exactly what kind of global system this is: All the films use surveillance technology that visualizes “location” in such a way that it serves as a narrative and stylistic pivot that constructs relationships among individual bodies, inter- and transnational spaces, and broad global systems through economies of violence. The agency and world citizenship of the protagonists of current political action-thrillers is offered only in relation to a violent targeting, even as they gain increased value within a larger symbolic economy of “global” politics. The frequent result is that these films follow both a narrative and spatial trajectory that frequently establishes Americans as geopolitical subjects through monitored immersion in globalized urban locations.

Enemy of the State, as suggested above, has come to serve as the model for more recent films that incorporate satellite imaging as an integral part of the narrative, and Tony Scott (before his suicide in 2012) was becoming somewhat of a surveillance auteur, continuing these themes and aesthetics in the 2006 action-sci-fi-terrorism-thriller Déjà vu. Enemy of the State tells the fictionalized story of the political intrigue surrounding a bill that allows the U.S. government broad powers of surveillance, pitting corrupt National Security Agency leadership against resistant members of Congress and unwitting citizens. The political tale is told through the filter of one of these citizens, a labor attorney played by Will Smith. With the casting of Smith, Enemy of the State establishes itself as an action-based political film with a personality-based narrative, even before the narrative unfolds. While it is “set” entirely within the U.S., both the political stakes around national security and the use of GPS and satellite within the narrative make this a film that presents domestic concerns (in a number of senses) as on the cusp of global political significance.

Smith’s character, Robert Dean, finds himself by pure happenstance at the center of this intrigue when an old college buddy surreptitiously drops a computer disk into Dean’s shopping bag as he runs for his life. The disk contains surveillance footage of a congressman’s murder, which Dean’s friend, a wildlife researcher, captured unintentionally with a hidden camera intended to record birds. This series of purely accidental encounters results in a large-scale manhunt (already begun with the chase of the friend who slips the disk to Dean), with the massive technological and political power of the NSA unleashed upon Dean by those responsible for the videotaped murder. The narrative is organized around Dean’s discovery that he is being tracked and then targeted, followed by his attempts to extricate himself from the multiple “framings” used against him as weapons: The constant visual frames of the surveillance he is now under, and the information technology-enabled frame-up in which his professional, financial, and personal life are destroyed such that he will have no credibility should he go public with the video.

By using the NSA’s access to massive amounts of personal data as the method of targeting Dean alongside its elaborate geo-surveillance operation, the film already effectively elides any distinction between its surveillance system and the myriad economic and social systems through which daily life functions in the contemporary United States. Here, Enemy of the State suggests the dependence of a subject’s position on the “correct” functioning of multiple systems (computer systems, legal systems, financial systems, etc.), which a surveillant narrative structure produces as integrated and thus unstable—a threat to one’s very identity. Ultimately, the film goes to great lengths to demonstrate how an individual’s life, in this case bourgeois domestic life in particular, is inextricably linked to geopolitical concerns; in no uncertain terms, it also makes clear that the tie that binds these realms is a network of surveillance systems.

Similarly to the visual system described above, in which the pinpointing of an individual is tied to a representation of global totality through satellite imaging, Enemy of the State insists that the political debates about national security versus individual rights come down to a question of how much one’s domestic space can and should be put into relationship with national security practices and geopolitical systems. The increasing intrusion of the NSA into Dean’s life also involves the revelation of his marital problems resulting from a prior affair, and the film moves frequently back and forth between his domestic space and his implication in the political conspiracy. The suggestions of marital difficulty are themselves heavily interspersed with clear visual and narrative representations of an upper-middle-class couple very much in love and happy in the domestic space that they share with their young son. As the surveillance is ratcheted up, the fallout from his infidelity is reactivated and his marriage and domestic life are destabilized; the plot thread in which he evades surveillance, clears his name, and manages to expose the government figures targeting him is joined with the plot thread in which he reconnects with his wife and re-establishes domestic propriety and happiness.

In and of itself, this is unremarkable—surveillance films are certainly not the only Hollywood narratives in which the establishment or re-establishment of a heterosexual union is provided as the corollary resolution to a parallel or primary narrative thread. As has been argued in numerous contexts, this is the very lifeblood of classical Hollywood narrative. The particular insistence on this formula in this context is notable more for the significance that “intimate,” domestic space comes to hold in a film that is on every other level concerned with presenting as broad an aesthetic and narrative as possible. Unlike the films of the 1970s and 1980s, which feature usually unmarried and often antisocial protagonists attempting to uncover a vast political system, the otherwise paranoid political vision of Enemy of the State returns to a more classical Hollywood formula. The film’s structure and its reliance on heterosexual monogamy to define both discord and resolution imply that geopolitical stakes are in some ways reducible to the domestic stakes of the bourgeois household.

To drive this point home (as it were), the film closes not with Dean’s successful escape from surveillance but instead with multiple formations of surveillant mediation “managed” within and by domesticity. The final scene presents Dean and his wife sitting on their couch watching television: They have exposed the “bad apples” in the U.S. government with the help of an ex-NSA operative now working as a surveillance expert, Edward Lyle (played by Gene Hackman in what is one of this film’s several references to the earlier canonical surveillance narrative, The Conversation). As they watch the political story from which they have now extricated themselves play out on their television, “resolution” here suggests a return to their proper roles as spectators. As Dean’s wife (also an attorney) shouts her critiques of governmental surveillance at the screen, he playfully turns her comments into a sexual innuendo, and the connection between their position as media consumers, the liberal critique of government overreach, and the stability of their upper-middle-class existence becomes synonymous with narrative resolution.

The scene continues with Dean flipping through the channels until he sees a live video image of himself, sitting and watching TV. Realizing that this surveillance shot is a perversely playful greeting from his mysterious ally, he responds conversationally to the television as Lyle communicates a message through a series of televised images. Rather than respond with outrage that Lyle has invaded his home, Dean merely teases him—“You are one sick man”—and accepts this “friendly” invasion of his privacy as humorous. The film closes with Dean’s television returning to its usual broadcast in the form of Larry King, who in 1998 was an iconic political talk show host, conducting a discussion about surveillance and national security, followed by a cut to the film’s final imagery: satellite photography of the globe—the “Earth-shot” Lisa Parks cites as the emblematic image of idealized globalization. King’s characteristic political narcissism provides the film’s concluding dialogue in voiceover: “You’ve got no right to come into my home.”

The contiguity offered between domestic space and global imaging is announced here with little subtlety: A final political comment provided by a televised media figure on the sanctity of domestic space, accompanied by an image of the globe, sets the terms fairly clearly. Even while the media provides critiques of surveillance culture, it is that same mediating presence that provides the link between the “world system” and individual subjects within it. By establishing both a visual and narrative continuity between the personal and the political, the singular and the total, the house and the globe, all through devices of surveillance and mediation, the film indicates that it is in some ways proper domestic work—and the task of the media consumer—to establish one’s place in the global system. The connection to legal and political debates about security versus privacy is clear, but what the film seems to suggest is that ultimately the privacy at stake is that of the liberal bourgeois subject who, even if his or her domestic life isn’t perfect, ultimately has “nothing to hide” and must, like Dean, merely accept with begrudging good humor the pervasiveness of surveillance as part of the economy of mediation in upper-middle-class America.

A reading of this film through its positioning of the ideal liberal bourgeois subject in a security state is bolstered by the casting of a black actor and celebrity, Will Smith, in the lead role. Beyond its function as a star vehicle for Smith, it is not inconsequential that a film about the unfair targeting of a black man by American surveillance and security operatives takes such pains to emphasize this targeting as an absolute, unequivocal coincidence. Both in the casting of Smith and the implicit reliance on his bankability as an action star, the film narrates the overreach of state surveillance in the 1990s in a framework that completely ignores and even puts under erasure the racial projects of American surveillance (and cinema): the racializing and profiling central to the policing of black populations, the Islamophobic securitization characteristic of the 1990s on through today, and countless others that have rendered the histories of surveillance inseparable from the histories of race in the United States. Instead, Smith is cast in a role that in today’s parlance would be referred to as “postracial” (in terms of both his upward career trajectory and his narrative function within the film), suggesting a significant disavowal at the heart of this critique of surveillance and an investment in the idea that this could happen to anyone (an idea that also has come to define contemporary forms of celebrity, especially as constructed by reality programming).

If we consider the film’s narrative formulation in relation to the stylistic constructions discussed earlier, what emerges is that Enemy of the State’s narrative efforts to establish the individual subject in relation to a global system do not ultimately serve to highlight the political implications and context of an otherwise individualized subject. Rather, they serve to eclipse historically embodied political experience, particularly as defined by racial identity, in favor of a liberal subject defined in relation to an aesthetic of geopolitics, an aesthetic produced through the incorporation of global imaging and information systems into cinematic continuity devices and broader media culture. This aesthetic in turn serves to centralize and privilege the place of the bourgeois media consumer even as that consumer is shown to be endangered by the very technologies that enable his or her position.

Excerpted from Surveillance Cinema by Catherine Zimmer. Reprinted with permission from NYU Press.


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With all the tumult in Europe and the Middle East and here at home, where will the next earth-shaking surprise erupt? How about Korea?I don't mean an outright attack by Communist North Korea, even if its dictator, Kim Jong-un, has been perfecting his A-bomb. What worries me is the whiff of revolution in South Korea.Everyone has been worrying about the ability of a nuclear-armed Iran to cow its neighbors in the Middle East. What about the effect of a nuclear North Korea on the south?Just...
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          I don't know (Drifting away from god)   
I often find myself drifting away from god, but recently more than ever before. I was so close a while ago and now I just don't really speak to him. I am not sure how I feel. Is it depression or need of attention? I want this time on earth to endand then seconds later I am inspired. A..
          "OUR ALL POWERFUL GOD" BY DAVID MCMILLEN - @david-a-mcmillen   
OUR ALL POWERFUL GOD IS OUR GOD ALL POWERFUL?  WE KNOW HE IS BUT THE REAL QUESTION IS, IF HE REALLY IS, WHY DOES HE ALLOW ALL THE BAD THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING IN THIS WORLD?  WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT GOD GAVE DOMINION OVER THE EARTH TO ADAM AND HE HAD A FREE WILL TO DO WITH IT WHAT HE WANTED TO AND WHEN HE DISOBEYED GOD, SINNED ENTERED INTO THE WORLD, BOTH IN HUMANITY AS WELL AS THE EARTH. THAT IS WHAT IT SAYS IN ROMANS 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.     THE HURRICANES, TORNADOES AND ALL THE OTHER BAD WEATHER IS NOT DUE TO GOD BUT HAPPENS BECAUSE THIS IS A SINFUL WORLD.  GOD GAVE US THE POWER TO CONTROL ALL THOSE THINGS SO IT IS UP TO US TO STOP THE DAMAGE THEY CAUSE.  HE CALM THE WEATHER AND HE SAID GREATER THINGS WE WOULD DO.  IF GOD EVER GOES AGAINST HIS OWN WORD, ALL OF CREATION WOULD COME APART.  THAT IS ACTUALLY WHAT IT SAYS IN HEBREWS 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.   MOST PEOPLE THINK THAT GOD'S WILL ALWAYS COMES TRUE BUT IT DOESN'T.  LOOK WHAT IT SAYS IN 2ND PETER 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.  ALTHOUGH IT IS HIS WILL THAT NONE SHOULD PERISH, WE KNOW THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE DO. WE KNOW THAT WE HAVE A POWERFUL BUT LOVING GOD AND SHOULDN'T BE BLAMING ALL THE BAD THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING ON HIM.  IF WE ARE GOING TO BLAME SOMEONE IT SHOULD BE US.  WE ARE NOT DOING OUR JOBS. LET'S START TRUSTING HIM AND USE OUR FAITH TO BELIEVE WHAT HE SAYS IS TRUE AND START ACTING ON IT.  ARE YOU UP FOR THE TASK? GOD BLESS YOU ALL.  
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Wow what a turn of events. Hope someone say WARNING!! Nuclear launch detected. Hope for carnage. (Raise flag)Go go earth. Go go earth
          ‘Live’ Tweeting Apollo 17’s Mission   

  40 years ago on December 19, 1972, Apollo 17 splashed down on Earth, marking the end of the manned moon missions. The astronauts came back with a treasure trove of rocks collected in 22 hours of extra-vehicular activity on the lunar surface, including “orange” soil that ended up coming from an ancient volcano. Twitter […]

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Thanks for all of your hard work. Today's NYT article will help as well, but educating everyone about this is almost as difficult as figuring out where to find it on Google Earth!
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I just came back from a 3-day marquetry class at the David Marks School of Woodworking, and although I am physically exhausted, I also feel creatively rejuvenated! Let me tell you about my experience there. David and his wife Victoria are very friendly, down-to-earth people. They live in a modest house in the outskirts of […]
          New Book from Jennifer Kingsley   
A year ago, we carried a book review here on Kayak Yak -- a review of Jennifer Kingsley's wonderful book Paddlenorth: Adventure, Resilience, and Renewal in the Arctic Wild. Sure, her paddling adventures on the Back River in Canada's far north were amazing, but what's she been doing lately? Why, another book on paddling in the far north.
Here's a guest post today on Kayak Yak, written by Helaine Becker for Sci/Why, a blog by Canadian writers of science books for children. She's graciously allowed us to borrow this post!


Meet The North 
posted by Helaine Becker

Paddling North
I recently had the good fortune to meet author Jennifer Kingsley at the Lakefield Literary Festival. I was completely taken with her, and with her story of her current project: circumnavigating the Arctic via word of mouth. She'd talk to someone, who would tell her about someone else in the north she should meet, go see that person, talk to them and get another recommendation, and so on. How fabulous, I thought! How brilliant a demo of the science of communication, in action!

Jennifer Kingsley
I asked Jennifer if she'd talk to Sci-Why, and she very graciously agreed. She sent me her answers to my questions from Greenland, where she is now deep in her project.

Here is the interview:

1. Tell us a little bit about who you are, what you do and how you get started on the Meet the North Project.
I'm a Canadian who loves the outdoors, and I express that in two different ways. One: I'm a guide and naturalist, and I work on sailboats and ships in different parts of the world, primarily the Arctic. Two: I'm a writer and radio producer always looking for ways to bring stories and sounds out of remote regions and into the imaginations of my audience.
My first book is called Paddlenorth: Adventure, Resilience, and Renewal in the Arctic Wild, and it's about a 54-day canoe expedition across the Canadian Arctic.
2. Paddlenorth  is terrific. I was so intrigued by your presentation at the Lakefield Festival, I got the book right away! It's full of adventure, of course. But also heart. And there's some serious drama and mystery too. Heart-thumping, page-turning mystery.

Now, you've embarked on a new adventure! Can you describe the Meet the North project for our readers?
Meet the North is my personal journey from WHAT is the Arctic to WHO is the Arctic. It's a project I created, and it's sponsored by Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic.
Here's the skinny about Meet the North from the project web site www.meetthenorth.org:

#meetthenorth is a project about the lives of northerners from
Svalbard to Greenland, Iceland, the Canadian Arctic, and beyond.
These are among the most remarkable places on Earth, and the
best way to understand them is to ask those who know them best.
This project gets its direction from the people of the north.
Their ideas set our path; we listen, and we follow their lead.
By meeting one person at a time, and by asking that person to
introduce us to someone new, we are getting to know the
Arctic community, and we are sharing our journey with you.

Join the adventure on Instagram at #meetthenorth 

and by following @meetthenorth. Follow the
stories on this website too.




3. Sooooo coool! To my mind, your project is science in action, in that through your project, you are demonstrating and investigating human communication. Do you agree? Can you elaborate?
Meet the North is absolutely about human communication. It's about having a strong vision . . . but not much of a plan. I let the people that I meet set my path, so it's not until they introduce me to someone new that I know where I am going next. I think you could call it social science; it's similar to Snowball Sampling, which is used by some anthropologists.
I think what makes this project valuable and different is that it values the contribution of each individual. It's not about mapping the entire fabric; it's about finding one true thread.
4. It seems to me your project will provide valuable scientific data for use in other fields. Can you elaborate on that?
I believe that this project, and it's method, will help to uncover ideas and topics that would not be discovered otherwise. If I really want to know what is important to someone, I have to be very open. It doesn't serve me to come in with preconceived ideas, nor can I open with directive questions.
In this way, I think Meet the North could help fill out the picture painted by other work in other fields. It gives a human face to the data others are collecting. 
5. Can you describe one encounter you have already had, and what it revealed/meant to you?
I just got home from Iceland, and at the beginning of my time there, I had one meeting set up. That one meeting led me, through a series of introductions, to the far east corner of the country which has been, perhaps, the least impacted by the recent tourism boom. By making personal connections to a very out of the way place, I discovered a project I would never have heard about otherwise.

Way out there, in a municipality of 500 people, there is a movement afoot to turn a fjord into a container port. This will only make sense more than a decade from now, if sea ice melts in a certain way and if global politics take a certain turn. It's an attempt to involve Iceland in the evolving Arctic economy, when many Icelanders are opening guest houses and selling souvenirs. It was a whiff of the change in the air - still faint but indicative of big changes ahead. So we interviewed the man spearheading this initiative, out in the middle of the heath. Who knows what will be there 10 years from now.


 Thanks, Jennifer! Good luck with your project, and please keep us posted!

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          [敏儿好学]:[转载]美国绘本令人惊叹想象力的无穷尽 - POCO空间(POCO.CN)   

[敏儿好学]:[转载]美国绘本令人惊叹想象力的无穷尽 - POCO空间(POCO.CN)

好书,绘本打开想像力大门。原文地址:美国绘本令人惊叹想象力的无穷尽作者:中法混血蓝丘海焰

想象力是人类创新的源泉。

想象力的魅力在于它可以将你带入一个虚拟世界,实现现实生活中不可能实现的梦想。

想象力的作用就是它可以使你享受快乐,享受惊奇,享受自由,享受现实生活中少有的感受。


最近我家的亲子阅读书架上有一本题为“想象有一天”,书本上带来的视觉效果的丰富,更为佩服作者的想象力是如此的强。国内孩子相比,想象力培养这方面都是比较欠缺的,希望这本书可以唤起更加多的家长,对孩子想象创造力的培养。



Imagine a day

when you can dive

down through branches

or swim up

to the sun

可以想象到有一天,通过攀爬大树的倒影也能到达岸上吗?


Imagine a day

when grace and daring

are all we need

to build a bridge

想象有一天古希腊的人墙也能造成桥梁,让火车悠然通过?


Imagine a day

when your wishes float

on a puff of air

to summon back the blue

想象到有一天,你所有的愿望随着气球升空,一一实现?


Imagine a day

when your house enfolds you

like a nest

rocking gently

in the autumn wind

想象到有一天,你的房子和鸟巢紧密相连?


Imagine a day

when you forget

how to fall

想象到有一天,你已经忘掉了摔倒的感觉,勇于冒险?


Imagine a day

wehn we build a moat

not to keep strangers out

but to welcome them in

想象到有一天,平时用来杜绝外人进入的小湖,变成了触地的版块,欢迎客人的进入?


Imagine a day

when you don't

need wings

to soar

想象到有一天,你不需要秋千也能飞荡起来?


Imagine a day

when autumn is

a yellow canopy above you

a burnt orange carpet underneath

a road you have never

ridden on before

想象到有一天,你可以在树木上骑单车,探险这条新的城市交通道路,并友善地和途人打招呼?


Imagine a day

when everything you build

touches the sky

想象到有一天,所以你堆的积木,都可以触摸到天空? 


Imagine a day

when roots drink up rivers

twigs tangle in clouds

and a tree is a ladder

between earth and air

想象到有一天,树木变成了梯子,连接地球和空气? 


Imagine a day

when you build the world

around you

piece by piece

想象到有一天,你可以用拼图彻出自己的世界? 


Imagine a day

when the edge of the map

is only the beginning

of what we can explore

想象到有一天,地图的边缘,只是我们去探险的开始?


Imagine a day

when your sand castle

can withstand

even the highest waves

想象到有一天,你所堆的沙之城堡可以抵御最高的海浪的冲击? 


Imagine a day

when the peace of a forest

and the strength of a mountain

become a cathedral

for your heart

想象到有一天,森林和山脉可以成为你心目中的天堂?而不是一座座的教堂?


Imagine a day

when a book swings open

on silent hinges

and a place you've never seen before

welcomes you home

想象到有一天,打开所有的书本,里面总是连接着外面的世界?

Imagine ......today

让我们今天开始,一起想象!

 
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          [敏儿好学]:[转载]令孩子爱上英文阅读的POP-UP书 - POCO空间(POCO.CN)   

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立体书,有趣。原文地址:令孩子爱上英文阅读的POP-UP书作者:中法混血蓝丘海焰

英语大家都知道它的重要性。很多家长也在孩子很小的时候就购买大量的英文书,录影带,或参加课外英文学习班等,来提高孩子的英语能力。但很多时候花费了大量的金钱,却达不到预期的效果。不要说小孩子,即时是我们大人们,这门外语是小学开始学,中学,大学继续学,但可以熟练的掌握,却没有多少人。大家也知道学语言环境的重要性,但总不能个个都把小孩子送外外国学外语了事吧,这也是不切实际的做法。

学任何语言都是一个道理,要通过大量的阅读来增加词汇量,熟悉句型,从而变成自己的东西,可以脱口而说。我也必须承认,在国内,真的太难买到颜色鲜艳,生动活泼的学外语的书籍了。很多时候看到明明是中国印刷的,但也是全部出口,在外国才买的到了。

对幼儿来说,要吸引他们看书,本身要看那本书是否与众不同。最近和LEO看了一系列的POP-UP书,也就是立体书。觉得这类的书籍非常的成功,是完全能吸引孩子的注意力的。



When he first goes to town, the little car fells suddenly lost ans shy.

The traffic is noisy and fast, so he stops and lets it all rush by.


The bus who has a nasty cold, coughs and shakes from side to side.

She sneezes ans says I am sorry. This is such a bumpy ride.


The digger is busy digging with earth ans stones between his teeth.

He says I love to make big holes and see what is underneath.


The tractor climbs up the hill. It has been a busy day.

You look so tired. the scarecrow says.

Why don't you stop and play?



When the truck is crawling up the hill. He puffs ans pants and gasps.

How much further must I go till I reach the top?He asks.


 Clicketty-clack, clicketty-clack! The train is racing along the track.

Whoom, Whoom, Whoosh, Whoosh!

Into the tunnel-and out in a rush.


The plane is flying in the sky. How wonderful to be so high;

Hills and houses look so small, just like toys,not real at all.


 As the helicopter whirls around with such a busy, buzzing sound:

I can rescue those at sea, Or stuck on mountains-just watch me!




看书的同时也动手。



认真阅读的表情,看出对这本书的喜爱。

语言的学习都是融会贯通的。孩子们为了把语文学好,必须多看好的课外书。而好看的书本,对孩子的阅读起到事半功倍的作用。孩子们只有养成了良好的阅读习惯,才能在增加识字量的同时,积累更多的好词佳句;才能更流畅的表达自己的情感,达到完美沟通的最佳效果。

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          Shower the people...   
I was looking thru pictures the other day, and I came across some that I had taken for a friend and her business.  It was a bright, sun shining, beautiful day. Her and I spent the afternoon working on things for our upcoming festivals. Her wrapping soaps and me cutting out puppet parts while our gaggle of kids spent hours playing together on an amazingly hot PNW summer day. For me, seeing those pictures was a reminder of the last day I felt normal... the next day I would get a phone call that would change my world and change me forever...

I've always known that I wanted to speak at my Gram's funeral. I didn't know how I would ever be able to but I knew that God would hold me up and give me the words when I needed Him to. It's been a year today that we lost one of the greatest women I have ever known. It's been a year of feeling lost and empty at times, but it's also been a year of love and focus... 


If I learned anything from my Gram it was to LOVE in the little things and to LOVE in the big things... to focus on what's important like God, and family and friends... and to love unconditionally...


I've been asked a number of times to share the words that I spoke the day we buried her but I just haven't been able to push send. Those words were the last thing that were just mine for her. But she wouldn't want me to keep it to myself so I am sharing them now, for anyone that knew her to take a moment to remember her and for anyone that didn't get the priveledge of knowing her to at least have a moment to hear about how great she was and to somehow take a little bit of goodness from it and pass it on out into the world....






 Proverbs 31 verse 10-31 reads


[b]Who can find a virtuous and capable wife?
    She is more precious than rubies.
11 Her husband can trust her,
    and she will greatly enrich his life.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
    all the days of her life.
13 She finds wool and flax
    and busily spins it.
14 She is like a merchant’s ship,
    bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household
    and plan the day’s work for her servant girls.
16 She goes to inspect a field and buys it;
    with her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She is energetic and strong,
    a hard worker.
18 She makes sure her dealings are profitable;
    her lamp burns late into the night.
19 Her hands are busy spinning thread,
    her fingers twisting fiber.
20 She extends a helping hand to the poor
    and opens her arms to the needy.
21 She has no fear of winter for her household,
    for everyone has warm[c] clothes.
22 She makes her own bedspreads.
    She dresses in fine linen and purple gowns.
23 Her husband is well known at the city gates,
    where he sits with the other civic leaders.
24 She makes belted linen garments
    and sashes to sell to the merchants.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity,
    and she laughs without fear of the future.
26 When she speaks, her words are wise,
    and she gives instructions with kindness.
27 She carefully watches everything in her household
    and suffers nothing from laziness.
28 Her children stand and bless her.
    Her husband praises her:
29 “There are many virtuous and capable women in the world,
    but you surpass them all!”
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last;
    but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised.
31 Reward her for all she has done.
    Let her deeds publicly declare her praise.

As a Christian wife and mother, this scripture is acts as much of a blue print for the woman I am aiming to be. It defines the woman or wife of noble character. For a number of years now, I have been studying about this scripture and learning how to be a better wife and mother through the eyes of God. What I didn’t realize until recently was what an amazing example of this I have been living with and loving my entire life. It wasn’t until recently that I got a clearer image in my mind of what that kind of woman would look like and I realized that it was my Gram through and through.

My relationship with my gram hasn’t just been that of some elderly distant figure like most people I know. It’s been more like that of a second mom. When I was little and we lived with Grammy and Papa, I spent my early years at home with Gram while my mom was at work. I didn’t realize until I was older and starting a family of my own, just how important that time in my life was and how lucky I was to have spent it with her instead of in the care of strangers. I think back on how their home was really that house that built me… her and my papa (along with my mom of course) gave me the best foundation for life that I person could ask for…

One of my earliest memories in life, are of her in the kitchen, and really a lot of my memories focused around that room. She was always baking…. Baking bread and cookies and meals for my Papa to take to camp. I can remember her skilled hands rolling out pie dough and making them with such precision that you would have thought they were store bought ( only hers were better!)  She would cut off the excess crust and sprinkle it with cinnamon and sugar before rolling it into a circle and baking it for a special treat for me… it was in those everyday tasks, the tiny insignificant gestures that she showed me how to love, and to feel important. Looking back and being a mom it was probably just a way to get me out from under her feet but to me it made me feel so special.

Gram would get up every morning and make Papa’s lunches and then she would have the oven going with the door propped open and my school clothes draped over a chair so they would be warm in the morning when I came down to get ready for school…. Her love shone thru in the everyday simple details. She was showing me how to love, how to be a great mom and how to dedicate my life to my husband and God.

It is my belief that the greatest testimony to Christ is to live our lives loving each other... my Gram did that with every breath she ever took. The greatest thankyou we can ever give those we love here on earth is to take what they gave us, not in money but in love and pass that on to the next generation. I knew for my entire life that when I grew up, I wanted boy or girl to name my kids after Grammy and Papa. And today, I can look out into the faces of Janie and Rori and know that they are the greatest legacy I could ever leave for a woman that was everything to me.

I didn’t know if I would be able to stand up and speak, but my Papa asked me the other day if I really thought I’d be able to and I told him that I was just  trusting in God to give me a few minutes of calm. A friend of mine mentioned that his grandma was the pattern for his life too and I loved the thought of that…. My gram is that pattern of everything good that I am…. She was with me when my babies were little and I’d kiss  the bottom of their feet like she used to mine, and she is with me in every meal I make and serve on the dishes I now have that were hers…. She will continue to be with me every morning when I get up to make my husband coffee and lunch because she lead by example by being the kind of 31 wife I want to be…. And she will be with me with every dough I kneed or pie I roll out….or orange cookie that someday I will make for my grandchildren…

When most people want to celebrate a person they will gesture to raise a glass…. But I want celebrate by raising a cookie instead because last week heaven got a little bit sweeter….




          Real friends bring tea bags and toilet paper...   
  I feel like I have lived a charmed life in some way, having never dealt with such huge losses in the way I have this last year. That's not to say I've never lost someone close to me because I have, but until last year it was much older family and never someone I've had such close relationships with. That being said, I have been learning a lot about the grieving process and how important it is to have friends that reach out at just the right time.

  Now, I don't want this blog to become something you dread reading. I don't want it to focus strictly on the losses my family has experienced this last couple years but on the other hand I don't want to ignore it either. I would rather be honest about thoughts and feelings and maybe help someone else that is going thru this or can relate. And don't get me wrong, there have been many blessing in our lives too and continues to be, intermixed with the sadness. Not to worry, we are taking notice of the blessings along the way too. But some days, the sadness just seeps in and seems to hover in my immediate area.There is no rhyme or reason and no pushing it away. Sometimes it just means having a blue day and allowing myself to feel it. It's not something that everyone can understand but when they do, it means alot.

Through all the loss and funerals and such, I've also witnessed some incredible kindness and love. I never realized how much it meant to get a sympathy card in the mail. How one little card can let a person know that someone else out there is thinking about them. The first sympathy card I got after my Gram's passing actually had a cloth hanky in it. Crisp and new and o so pretty. I ended up holding it thru most of the visitation and funeral as a reminder that I had people praying for us.



I don't know about you but  I know I never feel like I know exactly what to do when a friend loses someone. Will my meal be good enough? What if I show up and they are busy? I don't want to bother them. How can I help without getting in the way?

 Through all this, I have learned that it doesn't have to be some grand gesture, some perfect act of kindness... it just needs to be SOMETHING.... Even if it isn't the food you would normally eat, when a meal shows up at your door you welcome it in and enjoy it because you know that the person who made it or brought it just wanted to help and lighten your load. When my husband's grandfather passed away, their church family flooded us with food. Some in the form of meals and some that I would consider to be more filler- cases of water, cases of individual orange juice bottles, chips, breakfast foods and yes.... toilet paper! I can remember laughing about the toilet paper... but when you really think about it, it was brilliant! Within a matter of days of his grandfather taking a turn for the worse, my husband's aunt and uncle had 6 extra people staying with them and certainly no time to go stock up on things like toilet paper! All of those little things were lifesavers....

More recently, when my gram passed away, my mom's house was also overwhelmed with food. Friends from all directions brought in lunch meat platters, fried chicken with salad choices, and they all rallied to have a hot meal delivered for about a week after the funeral. Knowing that we had to eat was obvious but if we had had to make it, I really don't know that any of us would have gone to the effort. In times like that, you just go numb...



Some of things that were brought that really stood out to me weren't things I would have ever thought of. We got there (from west coast to east coast) within 3 days and already my mom's friends had her freezer full of frozen waffles/pancakes, her counters covered in breakfast cereals and a huge bag of misc tea bags waiting for those quiet moments that were sure to come. I think her friends probably felt pretty helpless and just went into their own personal cupboards and freezers to find things they thought we could use. I picture them in a hurry to help, arms reaching into their own kitchens so intent on getting to my mom's side.... Isn't that what we are supposed to do? As friends, family and Christians... aren't we supposed to just pull together and help comfort or sometimes hold up each other when we need it? It was all those little things that I think about when I am having a hard day. I took  a picture of the tea bags because at the time, they really struck a cord with me. They were something so simple but so sweet and thoughtful.





On the day of the visitation, it was pretty much a constant sea of friends and family pouring in the doors of that beautiful old funeral home.  Some were friends I hadn't seen in nearly 30 years, while some were friends from my parents' church who had never even met my gram but had traveled great distances to be there for our family. I have never really been one for going to funerals or viewings for people I don't know incredibly well but I have to say, I learned something thru this experience. I've learned that it's really not about the person that died... its about all the people left behind and that's not just including their immediate families. When you think about all the people that are touched by the life of one person.... there are so many people that are left to grieve when they are gone. Going to that visitation, seeing the family and friends that you don't get to see on a regular basis and getting to hear the stories and catch up on their lives too... that is so much a part of the healing process...


I guess what I'm trying to say, is that when you feel the need to reach out to someone who is having a rough day, or to someone that is hurting due to the loss of someone or just because of life that seems to be coming on too strong... follow that urge! If you meant to send a card but didn't and now it seems too late... send it! The healing doesn't happen over night, and many times the darkest hours are going to come long after the funerals are over and the meals/kindness have stopped.

I think one of the biggest problems in our world today is that we are so afraid of what others will think of us. I hope that people will look back on me as someone who cared... even to a fault. If each of us would just reach out to another person today, tomorrow and the next etc... can you imagine how much better our lives would be? That's what I try to remember on the hard days. When I look back on the many people we've lost in the last few years, I see people who cared. I see people who weren't afraid to reach out and help a friend. I see people who are no longer here on earth with us but I also carry the lessons they taught deep in my heart. I think we have all probably had people like that in our lives.... won't you join me in honoring them by doing something nice for someone else? Be the change...

I would love to hear back from anyone reading this. Feel free to share something thoughtful that someone else has done for you or something you did to reach out. It's not about bragging, but in sharing ideas. You'll never know how much your actions might inspire someone else...

     This blanket was a gift given to my Papa from the diner where 
he goes almost daily... 
6 of the workers came as a group to present it to him. 
You could literally feel the love walking in the door for him... 
                                   We should all be lucky enough to have friends like that!                                                                                                                  




          If memories ring true   
They have the saying "saved by the bell" but is all that ringing really saving us from something or just inching us along in God's big plan for our lives....



I've been thinking about it a lot lately, not so much as a bell ringing but more like the phone... all the phone calls that we answer in life that hold an unknown outcome in that split second of rushing to answer it. Most of us don't give it a second thought. The phone rings and we answer but really we never know when a simple thing like answering the phone is going to change life as we know it....

The last year or two has been full of ringing phones that ended up altering our lives and the outcomes have left me at a loss for words to write on this little blog you are reading. It's not that I haven't had a lot to say. If anything I have had so much to say that I haven't been able to simplify my thoughts to get them out in word form. And the more time that passes, the harder it is to come back. I didn't even really think anyone would miss my ramblings but I got a card in the mail (yes that ancient for of communication that is being lost in our society!) that proved me wrong. It was a from a friend that isn't on facebook (good for her! lol) and she was writing to say that she missed my blog writings. I had left her wondering if I'd ever learned how to use my loom, had our fairy garden grown and  how our animals were doing, including our newest addition Rudy ( I'll fill you in on him soon I promise!) . It got me to thinking of all the blogs that I have followed thru the years and the people behind them that I felt became like friends... only to have them leave their blogs sometimes unannounced and I've missed them....

And so, I sit here wanting to catch you up on all the phone ringing that has changed our course in the last year or so. I really don't mean to remember things in such detail but my mind just does it. It is something I am trying to let go of so maybe in writing it down I will be able to. Through everything we've had in the last year, I just hope that my actions have in some way been able to be a testimony to God. I don't know how I'd have gotten thru any of this without Him...



Really it began over two years ago when I was driving my girls to book club. My cell phone rang and I saw that it was my half- brother ( I don't like labels but to help explain family dynamics I will use them just this once.) My biological father had collapsed at work and was at the hospital. I remember the exact part of that road because I won't use my cell while I am driving so I had to pull over to talk. That call was a big one...

Then came the call that we had to move... in 6 weeks... with 48 eggs in the incubator and a small hobby farm to relocate. God was SO good in that whole situation. He had everything worked out in such detail...

There were numerous ringing of phones in regards to my father, like the one when he called to tell me it was brain cancer, and the one asking for prayers as he was having unexpected brain surgery while we were on the road traveling a few months later....

There was the call that we had lost my Great Aunt Sis and unfortunately so many more calls about family friends that are no longer with us either...

The biggest collection of phone calls started last spring... It was my daughter's 10th birthday and it was a beautiful sunny day. Yet again, I got a call from my brother and my father had had a stroke....

A month later, I was sitting at my sewing machine working on puppets having a wonderfully quiet morning to myself as the girls were still in bed. The phone rang and my life would never be the same. My aunt called to tell me that my father had a brain bleed and that this was it.... The phone call I got later in the day from my brother only confirmed it... my father was gone...

This is when I think I lost the words to write. I've been keeping my thoughts and feelings mostly to myself... well, myself and God. There's been a lot to talk about, just him and I. I wasn't sure how to move on in this blog space. I couldn't just pretend that this didn't happen but I didn't know how to explain it either. My thoughts and feelings run so much deeper than I could ever explain and the family history is anything but cut and dry. :)

Last fall came the call that our 16 year old niece was in car accident and that her life was ended all too soon and then just over a month ago we got the call that we were needed in KS for my husband's grandfather... we made it in time to spend his last two days on earth with him before his passing too...

I'm not telling you all of this to ask for pity, but I have to acknowledge the events of the last year so that I can somehow leave them there... in the past... so I can move on to the new plans God has for us.



 I need to move on...the last year has been so full of grief and loss and I don't want to focus on that any more. Today is another beautiful day that God has given us and I want to live it to its fullest and in a way that gives Him all the  glory.... to live in a way that pays tribute to all the people we have loved that aren't here any more.... to live in a way that that would make all those people proud... to give thanks everyday for those amazing people and for the memories we have of them....



Today is a new day and I am glad...




          Lost in a world of eggs   




It seems like I haven't been in this space, on this blog, in some time now. I think about writing, I really do, but the days just seem to be so full lately and then they just seem to slip away and the weeks just fly and before you know it- Its MARCH!! Where on earth did January and February go?! lol And soon it will be April! Agh!!



We have been doing lots of fun projects for school, and of course I've been right there taking pictures and writing blog posts about them in my head but I have yet to get them typed out and shared... sigh... someday.... Someday I will get caught up in everything I am working on, someday I will be more organized... someday....

But until then, my days are full of researching (mostly health stuff, recipes and more schooling ideas), school with the girls, more cooking REAL food from scratch and fitting in every little bit of crafting as I can... This week will be another one of those crazy weeks as the girls and I gear up for another craft show!! These little shows allow us to fund all these great learning experiences so in the long run they are worth if but boy do they make for busy days!! Here's just a few of the eggs I have been making!! I'll have them at the show or you can order them from my shop if you are interested! :)

 

Yeah, you could say I've been a little busy! :)


And the rest of my week will be spent finishing up more of this guy!! After months of being back ordered... I finally got my hands on more of this fur!! 


People ask me in what seems like amazement "How do you do it?".... what they don't realize is the sink stacked high with dishes and the laundry that is never ending... I don't do it all... I just juggle and hope nothing falls! lol




The Chicken Chick

          #ThursdayThoughts: Why did the White House contact a fringe alt-right LGBTQ group during Pride Month?   

 

 

Co-Founder of Deplorable Pride: “I was told: ‘The president is going to want to see this.’”

NEW YORK – GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today voiced concern over the report by the North Carolina-based newspaper The News & Observer that the White House Office of Political Affairs proactively contacted conservative LGBTQ organization Deplorable Pride, which was previously banned from participating in Charlotte’s LGBTQ Pride Parade. The group is led by Brian Talbert, who has used or promoted inflammatory language against Muslims, women, and even the LGBTQ community itself.

The White House has chosen to stay silent and refuse to recognize LGBTQ Pride Month. By instead contacting Deplorable Pride, the Office of Political Affairs has further shown how completely tone deaf this administration is to the inclusive umbrella of the LGBTQ community.

The News & Observer report caps off what has been (so far) complete silence by the White House in recognizing June as National LGBTQ Pride Month. The White House has, however, issued proclamations on “Great Outdoors Month,” “National Ocean Month,” and “National Homeownership Month.” Further, President Trump’s silence highlights his administration’s agenda of systematically erasing LGBTQ Americans from the fabric of this nation. Whether it’s filling his administration with long-time anti-LGBTQ activists or erasing LGBTQ Americans from government websites, federal surveys, and even the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census, the Trump Administration has proven itself to be anything but an ally to the LGBTQ community.

GLAAD urges media to question The White House on the about why they chose to contact Deplorable Pride and have remained completely silent on LGBTQ Pride Month.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Brian Talbert, Co-Founder of Deplorable Pride

  • Used derogatory anti-LGBTQ terms to attack people; including “f*ggot.”
  • Threatened to kill “every single” Muslim in a Facebook post.

  • Called Muslims “camel f*ckers” while voicing support of President Trump’s ban on Muslims.
  • Admitted that he doesn’t support Pride Month and said LGBTQ People should be ashamed of themselves.
  • Called Liberal LGBTQ people “some of the most vile and disgusting people on earth.”
  • Argued that a new version of the rainbow flag created to address LGBTQ people of color was racist for not having a white stripe.
  • Expressed extreme views towards people who are pro-choice.

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          Here's Your Annual Reminder That An Asteroid Could Kill Us All   

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          The Reason People Get Stuck Is Because They Don’t Think Who They Are Is Enough – Words to Live by   

Dr. Lonnie McCowan

[caption id="attachment_873" align="alignright" width="251"]Dr. Lonnie G. McCowan, pastor of Miracle Center of Ventura Dr. Lonnie G. McCowan, pastor of Miracle Center of Ventura[/caption] By Pastor Lonnie G. McCowan
The most powerful thing you possess is your ability to believe. Even the Bible says all things are possible to him that believes. As long as you believe you are missing something you will never be what you can be because deep down you will feel you can only be all you can be when that “thing” that you feel is missing shows up. It won’t ever show up because it simply does not exist.
You keep saying to yourself I need more of you name it: more time, money, energy, information, certainty, resources. Without these, we tell ourselves we can’t do what we want to do. This perception that there is something missing or we don’t have what we need to create what we want is the biggest source of unhappiness and dissatisfaction in the world today. It is also the greatest lie we tell ourselves. It causes us to dream about “becoming” something big, to hold out for doing that one big thing that is so big that we can’t see a way to do it, let alone get started.
We have fallen in love with the idea “becoming” more than “being” and that very belief keeps us stuck were we are. We are on an endless search for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, all the while not realizing that we are standing on the pot of gold. In fact, we are the pot of GOLD!
Many people travel their entire lives on this journey, believing they will find true happiness when they finally get somewhere. When in fact, they are lost right where they are.
The reason people find themselves getting stuck is because they don’t think who they are is enough - enough to drop that weight, get that promotion, build the ministry or close that next big business account and be financially independent. This causes us to resist the way things are for the way we want them to be in the future.
Before you can create your future, you have to accept the way you are right now. You have everything you need right now!! Here is an analogy: People living in scarcity and struggle see the cup as half empty. People who are positive thinkers see the cup as half full.
People who understand their true connection to God see the cup as overflowing. But people who are living in the Flow and in Alignment know they ARE the cup. What’s keeping you from seeing yourself as “The Cup”? Your Words. The Bible says God has made us kings and priests in order to reign on the earth. (See Revelations 5:10) The Bible also says we belong to “a royal priesthood” (1 Peter 2:9). The word royal is speaking of our kingly attributes and priesthood as being ordained to speak on behalf of God and “to bless.”
Too many of us have neglected our royal duty to decree blessings over our marriages, families, businesses, ministries, and every other realm of our lives.
The whole universe is waiting for us to take dominion, to speak out, and to give instruction. That’s what we were created to do! The Bible says, “The creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God.” (Romans 8:19)
All of creation waits in anticipation for God’s called out and anointed ones to bring it back into alignment with the Creator’s original intent--declaring His glory to the nations. (Isaiah 25:3 and 66:19)
Every word you speak is pregnant with, creative power. God created everything that exists by speaking out what He envisioned. He dreamed about creating the cosmos, but it was not until His Word framed what He saw in His mind’s eye did the earth, the sun, the moon, and the stars appear.
Imagination has no power until it is expressed--and the most powerful expression in the universe is the spoken word. God spoke, and from “nothingness” came everything that is. Only say what you want and what God says about you, nothing more and nothing less.
This week, speak yourself blessed! Speak yourself healed! Speak your home, business, marriage and children, healthy and prosperous.
Hear Pastor Lonnie each Sunday live at the Miracle Center 38 Teloma Dr. Ventura CA, www.miraclecenterventura.org (805) 644-7722 lonnie100@msn.com

          Legislature Refuses Deeper Investigation into UCOP Budget Abuse   

University of California President Janet Napolitano

[caption id="attachment_54528" align="alignright" width="300"]University of California President Janet Napolitano University of California President Janet Napolitano[/caption] State findings that launched the audit found UC president’s office paid excessive salaries to top staff and mishandled budget money
SACRAMENTO – Today, the Joint Legislative Audit Committee refused to dig deeper into allegations of financial misconduct by the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) in response to the secret $175 million fund unearthed in a recent California State Auditor report. The forensic audit was requested by Assemblyman Dante Acosta (R-Santa Clarita) and failed on a party-line vote.
“I am fighting to return trust to the institution of the UC Office of the President for students, parents, faculty, and staff,” said Acosta. “Only complete transparency can accomplish that goal.”
Assembly Republicans first requested a legislative subpoena after an investigation by the State Auditor revealed that the UC Office of the President amassed secret slush funds of $175 million dollars while raising tuition and fees on students. During the course of the investigation, UCOP censored campus administrators’ responses to auditor’s surveys and interfered with attempts to obtain accurate financial data.
Assembly Republicans have called for accountability in the office of the UCOP. Following the glaring misconduct regarding University of California funds and California State Auditor surveys, they requested legislative subpoenas to uncover all information related to the misconduct.
Acosta’s request would have triggered a forensic investigation of undisclosed budget expenditures to determine whether actual transactions match what was recorded in the budget development system of the UCOP.

          Reply by Goofy for God (OP)   
also keep eye on these http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/ USGS
          Reply by ÂLucy   
I got home and internet down I freaked but was earth weather , but made me think what if :hiding: [/quote] OMG, I can imagine! :chuckle:
          Reply by Anonymous Coward (UID 26802466)   
Now it's really overdue. Although, I thought their projected arrival time was a bit on the fast side. Usually these things take at least 48 hours to get to earth.
          Reply by Goofy for God (OP)   
I got home and internet down I freaked but was earth weather , but made me think what if :hiding:
          Reply by Anonymous Coward (UID 42315867)   
NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center says there is an estimated 60 percent chance of a strong geomagnetic storm hitting Earth in the coming days. So keep looking up....
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:shoefit: [/quote] :tantrum::wtf: [/quote] The amazing, disappearing speed freak cme....... [/quote] Yep, lost in Space :abduct: New doom scenario: Black Hole between sun and earth swallows CMEs [/quote] good grief. wow.
          Reply by Goofy for God (OP)   
How Does Solar Activity Affect Weather and Earth? Weather on Earth can also be affected. Recently, NOAA scientists finally concluded that four factors determined global temperatures: carbon dioxide levels, volcanic eruptions, Pacific El NiÃo pattern, and the Sun's activity. There is...
          Reply by ÂLucy   
:shoefit: [/quote] :tantrum::wtf: [/quote] The amazing, disappearing speed freak cme....... [/quote] Yep, lost in Space :abduct: New doom scenario: Black Hole between sun and earth swallows CMEs
          Reply by Goofy for God (OP)   
Earth is a sea of vibrations and frequencies. Mankind is skilled in creating and inventing devices in which there is an energy frequency and vibration. These waves of energy are always moving through you. Imagine for a moment all the electrical devices in just your home alone -...
          God promised to never destroy all life on earth again by flood, a question re:   
Genesis 9:11 I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be destroyed by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy...

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          "The Shuttered Eye" by Julia Copus (Bloodaxe, 1995)   

Typically all the lines of a poem are nearly the same length, and all the stanzas are the same length except for the final stanza, which is often a single line. This is symptomatic of pieces that nowadays might more naturally be prose. In a bio it says this book contains "the first of several ‘specular’ poems, a form she devised in which the second half of the poem is an exact mirror of the first". To me they're palindromes where the unit is the line (rather than the more common letter-unit palindromes). Word-unit palindromes exist too. Palindromes aren't necessarily poems.

There are many poems about parents and poems about Greek myths. Some poems use little imagery, other perhaps too much. I like the wit of "giant mosques// shoulder their way out of the mist at some/ unearthly hour just to be certain// of a place in the skyline" (p.46) but some of the other imagery sounds less original - something to give a poem a big finish.

  • "Orange" for example starts and ends thus - "He comes back to a house/ where the dark has splintered/ in through every crack; broken/ and entered. Inside, the clock ticks// loudly, like a heart in shock ... And by his head the black/ phone hangs silent like the// shell of a foetus on its coiled/ umbilicus, not moving".
  • "his breathing like the sound of the whole sea in one, small// uninhabited shell; like the sighing of steam which starts/ deep in the pistons, then shudders an engine into life" (end of "All these miles").
  • "Don't Talk to me about fate" starts with "There are still nights I wake into darkness,/ Dry-mouthed, unable to find myself.// And minutes later in the x-ray glare/ of the kitchen, over-exposed, the migraine-// hum of the fridge, hogging its cool dark/ like a secret". It ends with the more successful "What you hear is the flush of your own pulse./ Close by. Regular. Like a shuffling of cards." which returns to the title, though the pun on "flush" might be one twist too many.

"The Last Days of Proverbia" is light relief, prose - "all the eggs are gathered/ into a basket (several hatch/ even before they are counted) ... Reluctantly, we leave the dead/ digging graves for one another/ and set off in search of a fence". "Major Harwell Experiences Bliss" is a refreshing change, though I don't think it's much good. Nowadays it and "The Botanic artist" would surely be prose. The line-breaks fade into insignificance in pieces like "Digging the Pond" - "The colours have all/ faded but the image// remains clear: three thin/ shapeless bodies - me// in the middle with my hair/ blown across my eyes,// squinting. On either side/ my two brothers leaning// on spades and smiling,/ faces and hands// muddied with clay.".

In conclusion: a lot of words and many opportunities to go wrong, but she doesn't often. I wasn't keen on "Digging the Pond", "Homeopathy", "The Marriage", "The Sea-Polyp", "Cut", "Spring Bank Holiday". I liked "Song of the Clock Girl", "Bomb", "The Back Seat of my mother's car", and the changing subject matter sustained my interest.


          The Ark of Testimony   
God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters...
          Blow the Trumpet!   
God says, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold,...
          NASA’s Hubble captures gorgeous photo of galaxy with totally unpronounceable name   
There's plenty of reasons to envy anyone whose job it is to find cool stuff in space. I mean, they get to stare into the cosmos with fancy, priceless tools, and discover things that humanity has never seen before. That being said, there's one thing that definitely wouldn't be so great about finding countless new planets, galaxies, and star formations: coming up with names for them all. A stunning new photo released by NASA shows off a gorgeous galaxy some 400 million light-years away from Earth, but its name is absolutely ridiculous. That fancy blob of orange and blue you see above is officially 2XMM J143450.5+033843. That long, rambling moniker doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, but its name is actually some pretty important information in itself. The letters and numbers indicate what observatory discovered it, as well as the galaxy's celestial coordinates. "Following the 'J': a right ascension value of 14h (hours) 34m (minutes) 50.5s (seconds)," NASA explains. "This can be likened to terrestrial longitude. It also has a declination of +03d (degrees) 38m (minutes) 43s (seconds). Declination can be likened to terrestrial latitude." NASA believes that the galaxy is driven by a supermassive black hole at its center, and that it is what is known as an "Active Galactic Nucleus," spilling X-rays into the universe from all sides. It's so incredibly far away that there's really no chance humanity will visit it in the foreseeable future, but from our perspective it's still a pretty stunning sight to behold.
          All Wild sets will return to the Hearthstone shop this week, thanks to the inaugural Hearthstone Wil   

All Wild sets will return to the Hearthstone shop this week, thanks to the inaugural Hearthstone Wild Open. If you’re interested by the format or just never played Blackrock Mountain, now’s your chance to grab them before they disappear into the Wild once more.

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          Spotlight on green news & views: Bye-bye White House science division; climate 'debate' BS   

This is the 508th edition of the Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) usually appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Here is the June 28 Green Spotlight. More than 27,310 environmentally oriented stories have been rescued to appear in this series since 2006. Inclusion of a story in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it.

OUTSTANDING GREEN STORIES

Dartagnan writes—An Ominous Prediction Of The Impact Of Climate Change On The Southern States: “In a stark analysis based on a study published by the journal Science, the New York Times examines the economic impact of man-made climate change on the United States over the next century. Its conclusion? Southern states will be devastated. In a new study in the journal Science, researchers analyzed the economic harm that climate change could inflict on the United States in the coming century. They found that the impacts could prove highly unequal: states in the Northeast and West would fare relatively well, while parts of the Midwest and Southeast would be especially hard hit… The worst-hit counties — mainly in states that already have warm climates, like Arizona or Texas — could see losses worth 10 to 20 percent of G.D.P. or more if emissions continue to rise unchecked. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the greatest impact will be felt in deaths due to extreme heat. [...] This is in addition to the massive infrastructure costs needed just to keep people alive, such as expanding exponentially the utility power grids to accommodate abnormally large spikes in the use of air conditioning in businesses and residences, and losses in labor productivity due to simple inability to work in the intense heat. Coping with coastal flooding, already a real-world concern in places like Norfolk, Virginia and Miami, will also create enormous demands on state government resources.


          Hungarian Sailing Legend Nándor Fa Crosses Cape Horn for the Fifth Time   

Early Monday morning, Nándor Fa rounded Cape Horn for a fifth time while circumnavigating the earth as a participant in the Vendeé Globe race. Speaking to Hungarian news site index.hu, Fa said that he was quite tired of the Pacific Ocean, and that he had a hard time reaching Cape Horn. At first the sailor had no wind, but when […]

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          Buffalo Zoo Unveils Plastic Bag Polar Bear Sculpture    
The Buffalo Zoo has installed a new feature in the Arctic Edge exhibit.

A sculpture of a polar bear named Terra was added to the Zoo’s new Arctic Edge exhibit. The installation was constructed out of over 1,500 plastic shopping bags, the amount used by the average American family of four in one year.



One of the main goals of the new Arctic Edge exhibit is to educate people about environmental conservation, and why protecting the environment is important for the survival of not just polar bears, but all species,” said the Zoo’s curator of education, Tiffany Vanderwerf. “A lot of carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere when plastic bags are produced, and that carbon dioxide is causing the earth’s sea ice to melt. Polar bears and other Arctic species depend on sea ice for survival. We hope that this sculpture will serve as a visual reminder for families that the actions they take at home can have a big impact on the natural environment, and the survival of these animals.”

Buffalo Zoo staff and volunteers spent months collecting the bags and constructing the sculpture. It will be on display near the Arctic Edge Interpretive Center.

Megan Monaco, a keeper who works closely with the polar bears and who spearheaded the effort to create the sculpture said, “Our amazing docents and volunteers did a fantastic job and worked incredibly hard on this project, and I'm so thankful for all they did to help me with it.

“We wanted to show visitors just what a large impact their actions can have on the natural world. This is the amount of bags that just one family uses in a year, and when you see it all together, you realize just how much plastic that is. These bags don’t go away once they are thrown out; they just sit in land fills and can end up in our waterways and can harm wild animals. We hope this will encourage our visitors to reuse plastic bags whenever they can, and to make the switch over to reusable shopping bags, to help protect not just polar bears, but all animals and our entire planet.”



The Arctic Edge, presented by Tops Friend Markets, is open during regular Zoo hours, and free to visit with regular Zoo admission. For more information, visit www.buffalozoo.org or call (716) 837-3900.
                                                                                               

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          Гайд на Квест Мага - Hearthstone   
Экспедиция Ун’Горо дала нам новые архитипы, основанные на квестах – картах, которые при выполнении определенных условий дают игроку сильный бонус. Так появился аретип квест маг, Связующая спираль которого требует от игрока разыграть 6 заклинаний, которых не было в его колоде в начале матча, в награду за это игрок получит карту Искажение времени, которая позволит ему сделать два хода подряд. В данном гайде будет рассмотрен вариант колоды квест-мага через Антонидоса и учениц чародея. Квест-маг через Алекстразу и големов будет рассмотрен отдельно.  ...
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          KINIT HER - The Poet & The Blue Flower LP - €15.00   
AV!025 KINIT HER The Poet & The Blue Flower LP A1 Feast of Death I A2 The Poet & the Blue Flower A3 Reconcile A4 Silence, My Song I B1 Feast of Death II B2 As Old As Day and Night Together B3 A Dome Surrounds B4 Silence, My Song II Through kaleidoscopic composition, constitution of voice, and timbral experimentation, Nathaniel Ritter and Troy Schafer continue to braid their string of works as Kinit Her. Their discography has grown strong over recent years with releases on such esteemed labels as Alt.Vinyl, Small Doses, Pesanta Urfolk, Reue um Reue, and now AVANT!; this repertoire has become a powerful force that is harmoniously reliable and unpredictable in theme, atmosphere, and trajectory. On The Poet & The Blue Flower, Schafer and Ritter endure in architecting a unique system of auditory mysticism. Falling in an undefinable territory of the post-industrial and neofolk landscapes with both strictly structured songlike fragments and more free-associative passages throughout its 8 tracks, this album features the exalted rhetoric that is Schafer’s stoic orchestral arrangements, Ritter’s tidal electronics and the continually evolving vocal deliveries of both men. Lyrically The Poet & The Blue Flower continues with Kinit Her’s recent bent of drawing on poetry from Germany’s early 20th Century post-romantic literary underground. With this record they drift slightly from Der Kosmikerkreis to the poems of literary and political philosopher Rudolf Pannwitz serving as their sole inspiration. Pannwitz’ poetry effortlessly escalates Kinit Her’s themes of the entanglement of Heaven, Earth, and those who believe to be dwelling in some intersection thereof. Visual accompaniment to Kinit Her’s music, as it was on the recent The Cavern Stanzas, has been graciously provided by the brush of Gianluca Martucci. Comes on grey vinyl in black paper inner sleeve, all housed in heavy, full-color sleeve printed on the inner part too. Mastered by James Plotkin. Limited edition of 350
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AV!024 LAKES Blood of the Grove LP (2013) A1 Blood Of The Grove A2 The Oldest Place A3 Crossed With Leaves A4 Night Lark A5 Wingless And Earthbound B1 Visitation Dawn B2 All The Waking Dreams B3 The Longest Reign B4 Ashes Black B5 Painted Wreath Fifth album by Lakes, aka Sean Bailey from Melbourne, Australia. Since 2002, Lakes has released a constant stream of 7-inch’s, cassettes, CD-R’s and LP’s cloaked in a thick mist of noise and lowfidelity. 2011’s Winter’s Blade pointed to a new direction and strength of production with a challenging take on bleak folk, medieval wanderings, and the darker side of post-punk. The newest Blood Of The Grove marks the squaring of the circle with ten brand new songs: simple yet evocative, direct but solemn. Think of Rose Clouds Of Holocaust-era Death In June covering Discharge’s Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing and you’ll get what we might call combat-folk aka how to match peace-punk impetuosity with post-industrial acoustic ballads. One long-awaited and well-deserved comeback, for fans of the classic sounds of Current 93 and Sol Invictus, as well as for those you dig the curt and martial ones by Joy Of Life and Above The Ruins, obviously without forgetting to mention the influence of the local heroes Strength Through Joy. Comes in total black look: black wax in black paper inner sleeves and pic sleeves printed in black on the inner side too. Edition of 350
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          LAZY MAGNET - Acts Without Error LP - €12.00   
LAST COPY As an artifact, a piece of archived music, this feels as if it belongs beyond the earth — or perhaps buried deep within it. What started as something of an ill-fated project, a split 12″ with the ethereal forest-dweller Caethua, Acts Without Error took over a year and a half to finish. Spacing out through numerous edits and mixes, the final piece seems squelched straight from the cosmos, balancing itself down onto the earth via energy waves both yellow and neutral, black and beautiful. To say Lazy Magnet created a sonic spectrum of sound and tone is to suggest they did not practice magic. Surely they did, however, and blessed us in our sleep. You hear a synth call and beckon the light to enter the room, but it’s beyond a machine. Many artists push their noggin hard and strain to reach outside the world. They practice the scales and draw lines on paper, and ache for the sonics. Lazy Magnet wrings hands and nods heads – born from the soil is elegant rays, shifting pitch bends that lift your spine out of your body.
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          Benefits of Swimming as Exercise   

 

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As you’ve gotten older, we’re guessing your definition of “swimming” has changed a little.  When you were a toddler, swimming meant splashing around with plastic watering cans and arm floaties.  As a school-aged kid swimming became a little more serious, with some lessons or swim team thrown into the mix.  And now, as an adult, what does swimming look like to you?  If you’re like a lot of adults, “going swimming” means arriving at the pool, possibly wearing a swimming suit, and sitting pool-adjacent while enjoying the sun and a juicy magazine. 

 

As lovely as pool loungers can be, we’d like to encourage you to think again about real swimming, and just why you might want to incorporate it into your fitness routine. So here are our top 5 reasons to start swimming again.  Really swimming.

 

  1. Your joints like it.  Because you only bear about 10% of your weight in the water, swimming offers a cardio workout without the wear and tear on your body that you might find with running or playing sports.  As long as your doctor agrees, swimming can be a great exercise option for those with arthritis or heart conditions.  Also, some people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis find exercising in water to be good for building strength and balance under the guidance of their doctor.  And, as heat sensitivity is common in patients with MS, they might find relief in the coolness of pool water. 
     
  2. Your muscles like it.  Given the great resistance that water provides, simply moving through water can tone and strengthen muscles.  Add in swimming powerful strokes for 30 minutes at a time, and you’ve got an effective muscle-building workout, no weights or equipment needed.  In fact, swimming works an impressively high number of major muscle groups including your arms, back, legs, glutes, and core, making it an effective full-body workout.
     
  3. Your bedtime likes it.  Like most aerobic exercise, swimming can improve the quality of your sleep.  This is because exercise acts as a stressor on the body, one that the body needs to compensate for later with deeper sleep.  Exercise such as swimming also releases endorphins which can help lower stress and depression, leading to a clearer and happier mind come nighttime. 
     
  4. Speaking of depression, your mood likes it.  Exercise has been shown in studies to improve self-esteem, elevate the mood, and have a calming effect.  Plus, as you get more confident in swimming and learn more about how to do various strokes and turns well, this, too, can have a dramatic effect on your mood and level of self-confidence.  One study published in Psychosomatic Medicine in 2011 found that regular exercise can help ward off panic attacks in those suffering from anxiety.
     
  5. Your waistline likes it.  Of course, any kind of exercise can help manage weight if paired with a healthy diet.  However, swimming can be especially good for weight control in that it provides both cardiovascular and strength-training, all in one workout.  Aerobic exercise can burn a high level of calories, while building muscles can help ensure that your metabolism stays nice and high.

 

 

 

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https://www.sharecare.com/health/healthy-sleeping/can-exercise-improve-quality-of-sleep
https://health.clevelandclinic.org/2013/08/swimming-joint-friendly-and-good-for-the-heart/
 

          Celebrating Earth Day   

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If you’re like us, you’ve been using every excuse you can think of to be outside and enjoy the spring sunshine.  With the greening grass, the spring flowers showing off their annual flamboyance, and the strikingly bright shade of blue in the sky, spring makes us appreciate nature in a unique and wonderful way.  And that’s why we are thrilled to pay homage to our planet this Saturday on Earth Day.  And in case you need some inspiration, here are some of our favorite reasons why you should spend some time outside celebrating the Earth on its special day.

 

  1. It feels good.  And it’s not just in your head.  Your mental wellbeing gets a serious boost from spending time outside.  Being in nature has been linked to greater empathy and emotional stability, greater short and long-term attention spans, and an increase in the feel-good chemical serotonin (yes, that neurotransmitter that also gets a healthy lift from getting a massage).
     
  2. It’s naturally fortifying.  Are you tired of hearing about vitamin D yet?  Vitamin D gets a lot of hype simply because it really is that important.  Vitamin D is necessary for your body to absorb calcium, thereby strengthening your bones and teeth.  Also, vitamin D deficiency has been linked to depression, weight gain, certain cancers, autoimmune disorders, and heart disease.  And the most effective way for your body to receive its daily allotment is through good old-fashioned sunshine from being outside.
     
  3. Aromatherapy abounds.  You know how the smell of fresh-cut grass or a spring rain can make you feel instantly energized or relaxed?  Smells are powerful mood boosters, and can even help to dramatically lower anxiety, focus your thoughts, or energize your mind.  This is why we use only all-natural aromatherapy oils during our massages.  Depending on your mood, or how you want to feel, our YOUtopia program allows you to cater every aspect of your massage to your liking – even down to the scent of your massage oil.  The next time you’re in a nature setting, pay attention to how the different smells around you make you feel.
     
  4. It’s better for your eyes.  If you’re one of the millions of Americans who spends most of your waking time in front of a screen, you could be setting yourself up for Computer Vision Syndrome (yes, it’s a real thing!).  It turns out that your eyes can get a little too used to only focusing on objects two feet or less from your face, and this can result in vision problems, eye irritation, headaches, and dry or red eyes.  When we go outdoors we tend to focus on far-away objects, while taking a break from screen-related eye strain.  Frequent jaunts outside can help prevent or treat Computer Vision Syndrome.

 

Whether you renew your efforts to recycle more, explore alternate, less-polluting forms of transportation, or simply take a long walk outside appreciating the earth’s beauty, we encourage you to celebrate your planet this Saturday.  By respecting the earth you can show care and respect for your body, too.  What a beautiful win-win. 


          A Massage That is Tailor-Made for You   

 

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If there is one thing that people universally value, it’s our right to choose.  We want the exact kind of clothing, coffee, furniture, education, hairstyle, and food that suits us.  Author David McKay summed it up well when he said, “Freedom of choice is more to be treasured than any possession earth can give.”  Knowing this, why is it that we normally bold and decisive citizens tend to clam up when it comes to our own bodies?   Ever walk out of a hair salon, in shock at the dramatically “chic” (read: WAY too short) haircut you just got?  Ever sit idly while the nail salon worker painted on a color you quickly decided was wrong for you?  And, have you ever stayed mute during a massage, willing the massage therapist to read your mind as you silently urge, “more pressure!”  And shouldn’t we be the most vocal and outspoken when it comes to our bodies?  What gives?

 

  • You’re scared of being offensive.  Heaven forbid you enter the “I just hurt someone’s feelings” zone.  We understand how this can be hard, but the good news is that if you’re dealing with your massage therapist (or any other “professional” who really is professional), they will not only NOT get hurt feelings, but they’ll welcome your input.  After all – this is your massage, and they will want you to be pleased.  In the world of massage therapy, no news is good news, so if you stay silent then we’ll assume you’re a happy camper. 

 

  • You assume that they know best.  After all, she or he is the professional, right?  Well, while the therapists may know which muscles tend to be more sensitive, which muscles’ tightness may lead to soreness, and what other Wellness members like, the only way they’ll know about you is if you speak up.  Massage is definitely not a one-size-fits-all experience.  If you line up 100 people, each is going to have slightly different sets of body issues, areas of soreness, and preferences.

 

  • You don’t want to be picky.  Hear us on this: picky is demanding 1000-thread count sheets on the massage table, or refusing to listen to anything but Mozart during your session.  Picky is requesting a post-massage beverage of organic Meyer lemon water.  Picky is not asking for less pressure on your calves but way more pressure on your thighs and hips.  Picky is not asking for extra time on a certain tight area. 

 

In order for a massage to be thoroughly therapeutic, it has to be tailor-made for you and your lifestyle.  Carry stress in your lower back?  Have a desk-job?  Is there a toddler who is a permanent fixture on your hip?  No matter what kind of lifestyle you lead, there is a massage technique that can improve your health.  At Elements Massage we pride ourselves on making an effort to get to know you, your body, and your massage preferences.  And in this age of being able to make a choice about everything else, should you expect anything less?

 

 


          Happy World Health Day 2016   

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There’s a big important day coming up this week? No really, it’s true. We know that Easter has passed, Earth Day isn’t for a couple of weeks, and Mother’s Day is next month (yikes – noted!). Stumped? It so happens that this Thursday, April 7th, is World Health Day. Still stumped, and thinking about how you’ve somehow missed the greeting card section designated for this holiday? Let us school you: Since its inception in 1948, the World Health Organization has designated April 7th as a day to call attention to health concerns on a global scale. This day is a great opportunity to learn, spread the word and talk about relevant health issues that deserve a little extra publicity. In 2007 the focus was on international health security. 2008’s focus was protecting health from climate change. The focus for 2016 is an all-too-familiar one, in fact, affecting an estimated 350 million people across the globe. The call-to-action in 2016: “Beat Diabetes.” 

Some things you may not know about diabetes:

  • In 2014 9% of all adults worldwide had diabetes
  • More than 80% of diabetes-induced fatalities occur in low-income or middle-income countries
  • Until recently, type 2 diabetes was found only in adults but is now becoming more common in children and teenagers
  • Being male and/or having a family history of diabetes increases your risk of getting it yourself
  • In the next 20 years, the number of people with this disease is expected to double, reaching a staggering 700 million worldwide

The irony of this highly prevalent and life-altering disease is that prevention is extremely simple and affordable. In short: eat moderately and healthfully, don’t smoke, stay active. However, if you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with diabetes, you’ll be happy to know that receiving regular massage can help combat the effects of diabetes as well.

A commonly-known benefit of massage is that it improves circulation. This is beneficial for all of us, but even more so for those struggling with an insulin imbalance. It makes sense that happy, nourished cells are more readily able to receive and process insulin. Also, the relaxation and tension-release experienced during and after receiving a massage is a welcomed effect to those living with a disease that requires daily self-monitoring and self-care.  Positive health choices have a way of multiplying themselves in us, and choosing to care for ourselves with massage can make our disease management easier and less stressful. While further studies are needed about whether massage can lower blood sugar levels in adults, a 1997 study reported in Diabetes Spectrum that children with diabetes experienced lower overall blood sugar levels after receiving regular, full-body massage from their parents for a month. Lastly, those with diabetes may experience a thickening of their connective tissue caused by raised blood glucose levels. Massage can help to increase muscle tissue elasticity that has been stalled by this thickening effect.

Education and awareness about a disease as prevalent and widespread as diabetes is crucial. Spread the word to someone you love. This, along with setting a positive example to others by caring for yourself, can make a world of difference.


          Fun Family Activities to Give Back to Mother Earth   

earth-day-activities-elements-massage-wellness-newsWith Earth Day fast approaching, it is always good for everyone to think about how he or she can help save the earth. Whether it is planting trees or organizing a cleanup, there are a wide variety of activities to celebrate Mother Nature. For families, a big part of Earth Day is educating your children about the earth and how they can help protect the environment. Here are a few simple activities that you can do with your children.

A Nature Scavenger Hunt 
Perhaps one of the best ways to educate your kids about the earth is to get out and let them experience what they are protecting. A nature hike and a scavenger hunt are a great way for kids to learn and have fun at the same time. 

Create a Recycled Bird Feeder 
An easy way to teach children about recycling is by experimenting with small craft projects. A bird feeder made from a carton of milk is a fun, creative, and easy craft for you and the kids. Your kids will love watching the birds eat out of the feeders they made. 

Up-Cycled Herb Garden 
A great way for your kids to learn about up-cycling and gardening is to create a small herb garden out of up-cycled tin cans. You can make it as small or as large as you want. You can even use the herbs that coincide with your favorite foods. 

Earth Day is an incredibly important day, and it is a great time to have some family fun all while educating your children about the importance of protecting the environment. Try one of these activities to make the most of your day. You can find these ideas and others on www.dailyparent.com

After you’re through helping Mother Earth, treat your mind and your body to a personal therapeutic massage. Contact your local Elements Massage™ studio


          Getting Back to Basics: Importance of Focusing on What Really Matters   

If you’re like most people this time of year, you might be fretting over finalizing your best New Year’s resolutions. But, when it comes down to finishing up the past year and looking ahead to the future, the latest and greatest New Year’s resolutions aren’t really what this time of year is all about. To help you keep a realistic perspective on what matters most, Elements Massage challenges you to get back to basics in the New Year by trading in unrealistic resolutions with down-to-earth goals that focus on what really matters most.

Happiness is Key

Whatever goals you set or journeys you venture on in the New Year, striving for true happiness should be one of your biggest motivational factors. The people in your life, the goals you want to accomplish and the things that you want to do in your life should all be built around what makes your heart sing and your soul live. At every intersection in your life, always ask yourself whether the next step you’re going to take is going to lead to a life of happiness and fulfillment. If the answer is yes, then move full speed ahead. If you aren’t sure, then it might be a good idea to take some more time to think about your next step. 

Family, Friends Matter Most

The important people in your life and the experiences you’ve had with them over the years are what really matters most over property, possessions and promotions. If you’ve lost touch with your loved ones over the holidays or even during the past year/s, make it a point to reach out again to your friends and family members to not only rekindle your relationship, but to focus your energy on those who make you feel loved and happy.

Health, Wellness is the Gift that Keeps Giving

When you make it a priority to take care of your mind and body’s health and wellness, you’ll reap the benefits in all facets of your life. When you feel good about yourself and focus on promoting healthy lifestyle choices, you set an example for yourself and for those around you that your health and wellness is one of the most important factors that matter most to your life. Whether that means eating healthy, exercising, meditating or getting regular massage therapy sessions, make a plan in the New Year to take care of yourself so that you’re in a better position to live a healthy and happy life.

Your first step in the New Year to focus on your overall health and wellness should be to visit www.elementsmassage.com and find the Elements Massage studio nearest you. At Elements Massage, we make staying healthy easy and enjoyable for you, your family and your friends.


          Getting Back to Basics: Importance of Focusing on What Really Matters   

focus-on-what-really-matters-new-year-elements-massageIf you’re like most people this time of year, you might be fretting over finalizing your best New Year’s resolutions. But, when it comes down to finishing up the past year and looking ahead to the future, the latest and greatest New Year’s resolutions aren’t really what this time of year is all about. To help you keep a realistic perspective on what matters most, Elements Massage challenges you to get back to basics in the New Year by trading in unrealistic resolutions with down-to-earth goals that focus on what really matters most.

Happiness is Key

Whatever goals you set or journeys you venture on in the New Year, striving for true happiness should be one of your biggest motivational factors. The people in your life, the goals you want to accomplish and the things that you want to do in your life should all be built around what makes your heart sing and your soul live. At every intersection in your life, always ask yourself whether the next step you’re going to take is going to lead to a life of happiness and fulfillment. If the answer is yes, then move full speed ahead. If you aren’t sure, then it might be a good idea to take some more time to think about your next step. 

Family, Friends Matter Most

The important people in your life and the experiences you’ve had with them over the years are what really matters most over property, possessions and promotions. If you’ve lost touch with your loved ones over the holidays or even during the past year/s, make it a point to reach out again to your friends and family members to not only rekindle your relationship, but to focus your energy on those who make you feel loved and happy.

Health, Wellness is the Gift that Keeps Giving

When you make it a priority to take care of your mind and body’s health and wellness, you’ll reap the benefits in all facets of your life. When you feel good about yourself and focus on promoting healthy lifestyle choices, you set an example for yourself and for those around you that your health and wellness is one of the most important factors that matter most to your life. Whether that means eating healthy, exercising, meditating or getting regular massage therapy sessions, make a plan in the New Year to take care of yourself so that you’re in a better position to live a healthy and happy life.

Your first step in the New Year to focus on your overall health and wellness should be to visit www.elementsmassage.com and find the Elements Massage studio nearest you. At Elements Massage, we make staying healthy easy and enjoyable for you, your family and your friends.


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          Gardening: Good for Your Soul, but Potentially Tough on Your Body   

After being cooped up inside after the long winter months, May most often signals longer hours of sunlight, warmer temperatures and the kickoff to gardening season.

Before rolling up your sleeves and digging your hands into the fresh spring soil, the following tips can help you prepare your mind and body for planting and pruning a bountiful summer garden.

To Truly Blossom, Start With a Plan    

Before you go outside lifting branches, dragging limbs and clearing a path for this year’s garden, it’s important to bear in mind that gardening is actually a pretty physical activity. In the beginning, it can be helpful to set out and follow a gradual plan to maintain your body’s physical health and keep you from getting burned out mentally.

From personal experience as a gardener and from what she’s learned from her gardening clients, Maureen O’Brien, massage therapist at Elements Westford, believes that a good gardening plan should include the following:

  • Stretch before you head outside to prepare your legs, lower back, shoulders and hands for the physical labor associated with gardening.
  • Wear clothing that protects you from the sun and allows you to move around more freely.  
  • Hydrate yourself before, during and after you garden.
  • Wear gloves to protect your hands, a hat and sunscreen to protect you from the sun, and sunglasses for eye safety.
  • Use padding equipment, such as knee cushions, to help minimize the pressure on this injury-prone area of your body if you’re kneeling on the ground.
  • Be mindful of how you move. Make sure that you’re not doing too much repetitive motions and bend with your knees when lifting, not your back.

“The key to having an enjoyable gardening experience is to go into it with a plan,” explains O’Brien. “It’s also important to remember to do everything in moderation and to have fun with it too. If you can, it can be good to invite a friend to join you while you garden. It’s twice as much fun, and half the work.”

A Flexible Body Promotes Seasonal Longevity

On the surface, gardening may seem like a passive activity.  But when you get outside bending, crouching, digging and lifting, your body will soon realize that it’s a good workout that can cause physical strain and pain if you aren’t careful.

O’Brien sees that the most common injuries, aches and pains tend to be in the hands, knees and lower back areas. She always recommends regular massage therapy sessions during the spring and summer months to help repair and relax her clients’ tight and tense muscles from gardening. But, O’Brien also suggests the following stretches for daily maintenance and preparation during the gardening season. 

  • Bend at the waist to stretch your lower back and the backside of your legs. You don’t have to necessarily touch your toes, as the weight of your upper body will cause the stretch to happen naturally.
  • Keep the muscles and tendons around the knee loose and moving by stretching your quadriceps, hamstrings and calf muscles before heading outside.
  • Stretching the neck is important for releasing tension in the neck and shoulder area, as well as to maintain mobility. A few easy head rolls before digging into your garden can help loosen this common upper body area that is prone to tension build-up and strain.
  • When wrists start to ache or fingers start to cramp, rub the muscles in your