Gut-Wrenching Video Shows Clash Between Neo-Nazis and Protesters in Sacramento

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Gut-Wrenching Video Shows Clash Between Neo-Nazis and Protesters in Sacramento

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Authorities rushed at least five people, some with critical injuries, to hospitals following a series of stabbings at a neo-Nazi rally at the California state capitol in Sacramento on Sunday, the Los Angeles Times reported.

According to ABC 10’s Frances Wang, large crowds of counter-protesters largely dressed in black had shown up to confront a planned demonstration by a group called the Traditionalist Worker Party.  Soon thereafter, the situation devolved into violence.

One video captured a shocking melee involving dozens of people fighting with flags and other improvised weaponry.

In another from a different twitter user, law enforcement seemed to have its hands full keeping the two groups apart.

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Chris Hedges | 2008 All Over Again

Rise Up Times

 The war against international finance, and the array of intergovernmental systems and institutions used to enforce the predatory beast of global speculation, has begun. The question is, who will win?  

  Financial markets in the United States and worldwide face uncertainty and potential crisis after Britain voted to leave the European Union. (Sparkx 11)  

By Chris Hedges  truthdig.com  June 24, 2016

Great Britain’s decision to leave the European Union has wiped out many bankers and global speculators. They will turn, as they did in 2008, to governments to rescue them from default. Most governments, including ours, will probably comply.

Will the American public passively permit another massive bailout of the banks? Will it accept more punishing programs of austerity to pay for this bailout? Will a viable socialism rise out of the economic chaos to halt further looting of the U.S. Treasury and the continued…

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Former Liberal leader says climate change should be dominant election issue

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USA election 2016climate-changeClimate change: John Hewson accuses Coalition of ‘national disgrace’
Former Liberal leader says climate should be dominant issue of election campaign rather than ‘short-term politicking’,
Guardian, Michael Slezak 25 June 16, The former Liberal leader John Hewson addressed an estimated 2000 people protesting in the Sydney suburb of Double Bay – minutes from Malcolm Turnbull’s harbourside mansion – calling on the prime minister to take stronger action on climate change.

Speaking at the same time as Turnbull addressed the party faithful at the Coalition’s campaign launch, Hewson told protesters the Coalition’s lack of action on climate change was a “national disgrace”

“I think climate change should be the dominant issue of this campaign – it should have been for quite some time,” said Hewson, who was once the local member for the seat of Wentworth, which includes Double Bay.

He said “short-term politicking” from both sides left targets…

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Citizens Jury: the ever climbing costs of Jay Weatherill’s nuclear waste dream

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text-my-money-2$7k each for Jay Weatherill’s nuclear citizen jury  http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/briefs-nation/7k-each-for-jay-weatherills-nuclear-citizen-jury/news-story/c363f8aac22374ef76e470b9c71d33e8 JUNE 27, 2016 Rebecca Puddy Reporter Adelaide   The South Australian government has set aside $350,000 for 50 randomly chosen people to meet over four days to discuss the establishment of a nuclear waste dump, equating to $7000 a person.

The first two days of consultations of the citizens’ jury were held at the weekend, with Premier Jay Weatherill ­picketed by anti­-nuclear activists on his way to open the deliberations over whether the state should have a high-level nuclear waste repository.

It is understood a budget of $350,000 has been set aside for the four days, ­including recruit­ment and management, accom­­modation and transport, event facilitation over the two weekends, live streaming and transcription services, catering, venue hire and security.

In announcing the citizens’ jury, Mr Weatherill last month said less than a $1 million had been budgeted for his nuclear consultation…

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June 26 Energy News

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World:

¶ Sweden is testing its first electric highway system for trucks. Siemens will help the country for next two years to test the eHighway system on a 1.25 miles stretch of highway on the north of Stockholm. The project may see a similar testing phase unveiled soon in California. [The TeCake]

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¶ The Chief Minister of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, addressing a seminar of Chinese companies and businesses, said the state is planning to increase its installed renewable energy capacity by five times in coming three years. The capacity is currently 2567 MW. [The Hitavada]

¶ The World Bank has approved a loan of $90 million to Vietnam. This is the first in a series of three credits that will support climate change and green growth policy actions under the Vietnamese government’s Support Program to Respond to Climate Change…

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Not Just W. Virginia: It’s a Hard Rain Fallin’

Climate Denial Crock of the Week

When I make presentations I always ask around the room whether those over 40 believe they are seeing more frequent intense precipitation.  Always nods, always agreement.
One of the most rock solid predictions, and now, observations, of a changing planet.

Robert Scribbler:

In Kyushu, Japan on Friday, government officials urged 700,000 residents to evacuate as record heavy rains and severe flooding inundated the city for the fifth day in a row. Half a world away in West Virginia, another unpredicted record deluge dumped 8.2 inches of rain, washed out roads, cut off shopping malls, flushed burning homes down raging rivers, and left more than 14 people dead and hundreds more stranded.

Individually, these events would be odd. But taken together with what are now scores of other extreme flooding events happening around the world in the space of just a few months and the context begins to look a lot…

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Recycling Plutonium: How the US EPA is Disbursing Radioactive Waste From the Lowry Landfill to the Sewage System and onto Farmlands and Public Parks; More on the Ambushed Grand Jury

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[Note that there is some overlap with yesterday’s post (the previous transcript) https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2016/06/25/grand-jury-accuses-justice-department-of-rocky-flats-nuclear-cover-up/ But it continues with new, additional, information].
From DemocracyNow.org:
Recycling Plutonium: How the EPA is Disbursing Toxic and Radioactive Waste From the Lowry Landfill to the Sewage System and onto CO Farmlands and Public Parks
May 4, 2004

We speak with Colorado University Environmental Studies professor Adrienne Anderson about the Lowry Landfill. Citizen groups claim the landfill is widely contaminated with highly radioactive plutonium and other deadly wastes. The EPA is allowing the contaminated groundwater at the landfill to be discharged into the Denver metro sewage system, after only partial treatment. [includes rush transcript]

* Adrienne Anderson, professor of Environmental & Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder. In 1997 Anderson filed a federal whistleblower case on a plan to mix plutonium waste with sewer sludge, process it into fertilizer and then use on…

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Nixon’s Guaranteed Basic Income Proposal

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Imagine my recent surprise on learning Republican president Richard Nixon, in 1968, was on the verge of enacting an unconditional income for all poor families. It would have guaranteed a family of four $1,600 a year, equivalent to roughly $10,000 in 2016. Here we have yet another historical event that’s been conveniently erased from US history books.

Nixon began by commissioning a study involving a little over 8,500 Americans in cities around the country. Researchers attempted to answer three questions: (1) Would people work significantly less with a guaranteed income? (2) Would the program cost too much? (3) Would it prove politically unfeasible?

Outcomes were surprisingly favorable. Hours of work decreased only slightly and allowed for an increase in other useful activities, such as searching for better jobs or working in the home. Among youth, almost all the reduced work hours were used for education. In New Jersey, the rate…

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Interview with Xiuhtezcatl Martinez | Real Time with Bill Maher – June 24, 2016

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16-year-old environmental activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez: “Sure, we’re a future generation, but we’re here now and we’re not going to wait to make a difference.”

“Bill Maher interviews teenage environmental activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez about his advocacy work and lawsuit against the federal government for inaction on climate change.” ~ Real Time with Bill Maher

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The Collateral Consequences Of Hillary Clinton.

THE ONENESS of HUMANITY

By Jerry Alatalo

“In public life, instead of modesty, incorruptibility, and honesty – shamefulness, bribery and rapacity hold sway.”

-SALLUST (86-34 B.C.) Roman historian

aaa-9Alphabet The Wall Street documentary expose’, “The Veneer of Justice in the Kingdom of Crime”, was written, produced and directed by Mr. John Titus. In the film he makes a strong case that the Obama administration Justice Department under Attorney General Eric Holder (the top law enforcement official in the United States), Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer and others from the department protected executives of Wall Street global giant Goldman Sachs from prosecution for major financial fraud – and prison.

For those men and women who view the film, it should become readily apparent the real reasons for Hillary Clinton’s firm resolve and still-persisting refusal to show the American people the transcripts of her three (3) $225,000 speeches to Goldman Sachs. At the same time, the level…

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Hillary…Hillary…Hillary…

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Zero HedgeHillary’s Official Calendar Is “Missing” A Lot Of Entries

When the AP compared Clinton’s 1,500 page official calendar with the detailed Hillaryplanning schedules, what the AP found was stunning. The names of at least 114 outsiders who met with Clinton were missing from her calendar, and at least 75 meetings with longtime political donors, Clinton Foundation contributors and corporate and other outside interests were not recorded or omitted from the official calendar. . .

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-06-24/hillarys-official-calendar-while-secretary-state-missing-lot-entries

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Historic, 1,000-year flood ‘like nothing South Carolina has ever seen’

The Extinction Protocol

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October 2015SOUTH CAROLINA South Carolina’s record-smashing days of rain created a 1,000-year flood event that scientists may be studying for years, caused by a confluence of weather events. Some parts of the Charleston area received twice as much rain as Hurricane Hugo dropped in 1989, though mercifully without hurricane winds or a storm surge. Tropical moisture from Hurricane Joaquin and a second storm system was squeezed by two conflicting weather systems “into a narrow band of intense rainfall” funneled directly at South Carolina, according to AccuWeather. “I have never seen rainfall this intense, in this large of an area and during this short of a period in absence of direct impact from a tropical storm or hurricane,” said AccuWeather Chief Meteorologist Elliot Abrams. The storms resulted in what’s known as a 1,000-year flood, but scientists caution that doesn’t mean such flooding won’t be seen again during our…

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At least 23 dead as historic floods sweep West Virginia

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Flooding W Virgina
June 2016WEST VIRGINIAAt least 23 people, including an 8-year-old boy who was wading in a foot of water, died in massive floods in West Virginia from a storm system that has dumped a historic amount of rain in parts of the state, state officials said Friday. As much as 8-10 inches of rain fell in six to eight hours in parts of West Virginia, the National Weather Service said. This amount of rain in such a short time is likely a “one-in-a-thousand-year event,” the weather service said.
It was the third-deadliest flood on record in West Virginia, according to the West Virginia state climatologist Kevin Law. Only the Buffalo Creek flood in 1972 (when 125 died after a dam break) and a November 1985 flood (when 38 died from a combination of Hurricane Juan’s remnants and another storm) killed more in the state, Law said. Gov…

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Signs You’re Arguing With A Psychopath

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By Jackson Mackenzie, Body Mind Soul Spirit

Psychopaths make up one percent of the general population. Contrary to popular belief, most of them aren’t serial killers.

They’re manipulative people who intentionally cause harm to others without any sense of remorse or responsibility.
Psychopaths are social chameleons who can fit perfectly into any situation.

They are experts at morphing their identities to get what they want and mirroring others for money, sex, and — most commonly — attention.

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French Cops Claim They’re Too Tired to Keep Policing Massive Protests

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By Michaela Whitton, Anti Media

(ANTIMEDIA) Months of mass demonstrations and violence linked to the Euro 2016 football tournament have left French police begging for mercy.

A heated combination of protests against controversial changes to France’s employment laws and outbreaks of violence by Russian and British football fans has taken its toll, leading a union leader to beg for a reprieve for French law enforcement.

Protests opposing Francois Hollande’s proposals to relax France’s labour code began in March and have been called the largest and longest-lasting since the French Revolution.

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— Frauds: Friends of the Earth and NRDC abandon immediate closure of Diablo Canyon, claim victory despite nine more dangerous years

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“Diablo Canyon should never have been constructed in the first place, and now it is clear it should not be allowed to operate another day. Diablo Canyon must be shut down now, and there should be both state and federal investigations into PG&E’s negligence.”

Damon Moglen, Senior Strategic Advisor, Friends of the Earth, March 9, 2015

On June 21, 2016, Friends of the Earth sent out an email entitled “BREAKING: Huge victory for renewable energy” and congratulating themselves for closing Diablo Canyon. The problem is, it wasn’t true.

With no link in the email for more information, an internet search finally located the press release from FOE with the details and agreement documents.[i] They reveal a different picture.

Yes, Friends of the Earth, in partnership with NRDC and other groups, negotiated a closure of Diablo Canyon, but it won’t happen for 9 years – in 2025.

That is a…

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Gems from Nuclear Citizens Jury – South Australia today

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Morning Session

Jay Weatherill, Premier of South Australia:
 
ON Purpose of the Citizens Jury “Its purpose is not to arrive at a decision, but to arrive at a decision that the government can make a decision”
 
ON The job of the Citizens Jury:  “You are producing  a guide to the Royal Commission Report. You work out how to summarise that and how to publish it to the broad community”
“Brexit is a gold example of the ordinary people deciding, rather than having the politicians, movie stars, celebrities, telling people what they should think”
“First Jury produces  a guide to the report”  (Second jury – I couldn’t hear this)  Third Jury summarises the report for the public. Final jury – decides if the information is now good enough for the government to make a decision”
Question. “The nuclear Royal Commission said that ball of its recommendations were…

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Central U.S. preparing for mega earthquake that could kill tens of thousands of people

The Extinction Protocol

New Madrid
June 2016SIKESTON, MissouriIt is well known that California and most of the west coast of the USA are thought to be long overdue magnitude 7 or stronger earthquakes. News there has been significant movement along the 800-mile San Andreas Fault in the Sunshine State and an emergency drill of how to deal with a devastating tsunami along the length of the west coast, have kept both impending natural disasters in the headlines across the globe.
But it has largely been forgotten that another potential disaster is lurking within the ground in Missouri. The 150-mile long New Madrid Seismic Zone in New Madrid, Missouri, is the source of the concern, and is also thought to be overdue for a massive tremor, which would impact seven states – Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi. It has not seen significant earthquakes for more than 200 years.
In…

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At least 98 killed, 800 injured as hurricane-force storms pummel Eastern China

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China Tornado
June 2016CHINA Rescuers in eastern China searched Friday for survivors of a tornado and hailstorm that killed at least 98 people as it swept over a city’s outskirts, destroying buildings, smashing trees and flipping vehicles on their roofs. The tornado hit a densely populated area of farms and factories Thursday near the city of Yancheng in Jiangsu province, about 800 kilometers (500 miles) south of Beijing. Jiangsu Governor Shi Taifeng said Friday that the death toll had risen to 98 people, with 800 others injured, according to the official China News Service. Earlier, the state-run Xinhua News Agency had said 200 people were critically injured.
On Friday, rescuers worked to carry injured villagers into ambulances and deliver food and water to others, Xinhua reported, although state broadcaster CCTV said that roads were blocked with trees, downed power lines and other debris. Heavy rain and the possibility of…

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How Fluoride Poisons You – Dr Mullinex

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David Kennedy, DDS
Published on Nov 1, 2013

Dr. Mullenix gives an excellent description to the IAOMT of exactly how the fluoride ion interacts with human physiology to cause numerous adverse health effects. She describes in some detail its effects on various organ systems in clouding the issues her research into neurological impairment especially during pregnancy raised in 1995. Many dental offices apply topical fluoride during pregnancy. This would appear to be very unwise considering the fact that Dr. Mullenix used exactly the same level of blood fluoride in her experiment as a child will experience from this procedure.


See our Fluoride pages for more info & links, &/or search ‘categories’ for further related articles (at left of any page). 

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June 25 Energy News

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Opinion:

¶ “Overview – Brexit charts uneasy future for renewables” • The “world’s most complicated divorce” will have a huge impact on the UK’s environment and energy policies and on climate policy in the EU, the world’s largest political bloc, with a combined population of 500 million people. [SeeNews Renewables]

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World:

¶ The Australian Renewable Energy Agency says the final round of bidding for its large scale solar funding shows technology costs are still falling, and will likely continue to fall. ARENA may be in its last grant funding round before funds are stripped by the Coalition government. [CleanTechnica]

¶ Dong Energy is to go ahead with the 448-MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. The company said the project, which is expected to be fully commissioned in the first half of 2019, will consist…

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Coal Country Clobbered by Climate-fueled Cataclysm

Climate Denial Crock of the Week

The sad fact about the working class people who have supported right wing politics historically in the US, is that they are themselves so often the victims of the policies their political heroes advocate.  This is certainly true in areas of environment and climate, and yet another of those increasingly common “one in a thousand year” events in West Virginia illustrates vividly.

NBC News:

Huge floods ravaging West Virginia have killed at least 23 people, stranded hundreds and left tens of thousands without power overnight, officials said late Friday.

The threat of pop-up showers and overflowing rivers was still a concern late, and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said that search and rescue efforts remained a priority to help people trapped in swamped homes and cars. He said 200 National Guard members have been deployed in eight counties with about 300 more authorized to help with ongoing relief.

The storm system dumped…

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Hillary Clinton Pushes GMO Agenda, Hires Monsanto Lobbyist, Takes Huge Dollars from Monsanto

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Hillary Clinton Pushes GMO Agenda, Hires Monsanto Lobbyist, Takes Huge Dollars from Monsanto

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Democrats who had been programmed to blindly vote for Hillary Clinton are picking their jaws up off the floor after learning the truth about Hillary’s ties to Monsanto. The ties run so deep that she’s now being dubbed the “Bride of Frankenfood.” (Tweet this story)

Shockingly, Hillary Clinton’s ties to Monsanto are new information to her liberal support base. It drives home the important point that nearly everyone supporting Hillary Clinton has no idea who she really is, as evidenced by this stunning new video from Mark Dice and Luke Rudkowski.

“Hillary Rodham Clinton’s ties to agribusiness giant Monsanto, and her advocacy for the industry’s genetically modified crops, have environmentalists in Iowa calling her ‘Bride of Frankenfood’” reports the Washington Times. “A large faction of women voiced strong…

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Leaving Toxic People Behind

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A note by Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness

When you’re dealing with a toxic person (or toxic people), the best thing you can do is starve them of your time, attention and energy.

You may think it’s best to reach out to them and try to meet them on their level or have them meet you on yours, but every time, they’ll drag you down and put you in a position where you have to verbally defend yourself – even when they’re the one causing conflict.

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Sanders Supporters Need to Split or Get Off the Pot

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“A significant fraction of the 12 million will get down to the business of alternative party-building, recognizing that the rich rule through the mechanism of the duopoly electoral system.”  

By BAR executive editor Glen Ford  Black Agenda Report
June 22, 2016  

Things fall apart – messily. At a statewide gathering of Democrats in Long Beach, California, members of the party’s Progressive Caucus hiss at the mere mention of Hillary Clinton’s name and cheer when a speaker (me) predicts that a new, social democratic party will emerge from the tumult of 2016. But Bernie Sanders, the umbilical cord that unites them, still binds these leftish dissidents to the Democratic Party. They wonder if he will “capitulate” to Clinton’s corporate juggernaut – refusing to comprehend that, for the Vermont senator, an exit from the duopoly was never an option. “The major political task that we face in…

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Cedella Marley: Imagine Making Your Dreams Come True

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Positive Vibrations, by Cedella Marley, A Nice Time

Imagine, exactly what you want your life to be. Envision taking on any challenge and easily moving past it, gaining knowledge and empowerment.

Think about accomplishing the goals in your career or the personal growth you wish to achieve. Imagine making your dreams come true and the power of manifesting your intention might just get you exactly where you want to be.

One love…Cedella

http://www.anicetime.com/positive-vibrations-6-23-16/?view=news

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30 Signs You’re Born to Be a Spiritual Healer

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By Aletheia Luna, Loner Wolf, Thanks to Conscious Life News

A healer’s power stems not from any special ability, but from maintaining the courage and awareness to embody and express the universal healing power that every human being naturally possesses. — E. Leventhal

At heart, we all have the capacity to heal ourselves and nurture others. Spirit, energy, thought, intention, skilful practice and belief are available to all people. Yet as individual expressions of the life force, we all have different paths, and not all of us feel called to healing practices.

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Lucid Dreaming as a Gateway to Spiritual Awakening

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By Frank M. Wanderer, Ph.D., Wake Up World

Allow me to draw your attention to an apparently surprising thing. If I told you that now, when you are reading these lines, you are in fact asleep, you would certainly believe that I have gone mad.

You are awake, you are concentrating your attention to reading, and you are aware of your environment as well. You can see the furniture of your room, you can hear the call of the birds from the nearby forest. You are also aware of your thoughts and emotions. How can anyone claim that you are asleep at this very moment?

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Will WWIII start in Poland as WWII did?

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“Why can’t we just wipe Poland off the map?”

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What about the Poles asks Cardinal SpellmanThey will be fine living under Uncle Joe.”

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The missile system that will be placed in Poland is sure to start WWII and at the present time I can see no way around this.

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There is no reason why Poland should believe NATO will back them up in a war time situation. The UK , France the “ allies” did nothing to help Poland during WWII.

NATO troop exercises in Poland and Easten Europe will do nothing but anger Russia.

The Neoconservatives who still run Washington would like nothing better than to see NATO soldiers US and Europen and Russian boys kill one another and for what?

And let’s be clear to enter Russia with military force in a conventional war is suicide. Napoleon tried it…

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WINZ takes ‘let them eat cake’ to a whole new level – while white collar corporate criminals go free

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Copy of donut-791837_1280 NZ Govt taking ‘let them eat cake’ to a whole new level

This really takes the cake so to speak, bringing ‘let them eat cake’ to a whole new level! The Daily Blog reports on the reception a legally blind woman had from her case worker recently in Auckland. Firstly she says to her “you don’t look blind” then she pulls out a piece of paper, hands it to her, folds her arms and demands she read it and prove her wrong! These are the depths to which our government/corporate offices have sunk nowadays. Bonuses are earned (I’ve heard from a former WINZ worker) by those who manage to save the company funds.

There are humane workers at WINZ offices who respect people. But there are also many, unfortunately, like this poor specimen, who humiliate and denigrate their customers (forgetting that without their customers they would have no job themselves)…

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The United Kingdom has voted to leave the EU by 52% to 48%

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The United Kingdom has voted to leave the EU by 52% to 48%

BBC News

Leave won by 52% to 48% with England and Wales voting strongly for Brexit, while London, Scotland and Northern Ireland backed staying in the EU.

The pound fell to its lowest level against the dollar since 1985 as the markets reacted to the results.

The referendum turnout was 71.8% – with more than 30 million people voting – the highest turnout at a UK election since 1992.

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“Exit” Stage Right

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The votes are in and It is official…..the UK will be leaving the EU……

The BBC, among others, has called it: The UK has voted to leave the European Union, sending shock waves through the EU and world economies. With almost all results in, the vote stands at 52% for Leave and 48% for Remain, the Guardian reports. Signaling discord ahead for the UK, different regions voted differently, with Remain winning easily in Scotland, Northern Ireland, and London, and Leave sweeping much of England and Wales. “Let June 23 go down in history as our independence day,” jubilant UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage told reporters. The British pound, meanwhile, tumbled to its lowest level against the dollar in more than 30 years.

Britain is the first nation ever to vote to leave the EU, which will now shrink from 28 nations to 27. As the rest of the…

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June 24 Energy News

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Opinion:

¶ “We’re all going solar, rooftop panels or not” • Solar power has gone beyond a rooftop revolution. Thanks to rapid cost reductions that even surprised experts, solar is on the verge of transforming Australia’s energy mix, whatever the outcome of the July 2 election. [The Australian Financial Review]

Solar power is set to capture almost all the investment in new generation. Justin McManus Solar power is set to capture almost all the investment in new generation. Justin McManus

¶ “EDF should delay Hinkley Point decision following Brexit: union” • EDF’s unions have argued for months that the state-owned firm should delay its investment decision on the Hinkley Point. Now, the UK has voted to leave the EU, and UK politics have taken uncertainty to a new level. [The Fiscal Times]

Science and Technology:

¶ BMW announced battery packs from its i3 model can power your home, integrating seamlessly with solar panels to store energy for use at night, to…

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“I’ve never felt less welcome in this country” | Maya Goodfellow

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by Maya Goodfellow

“I’ve never felt less welcome in this country” – these are the terrifying words I’ve heard far too many times from migrants and UK-born people of colour in the run up to the EU referendum. Open anti-migrant hostility has been embraced; let loose by a referendum designed to placate a fractured Tory party. In a country that takes pride in being “tolerant”, one of the central messages of the campaign became: Foreigners might contribute but “they” are to blame for our problems – we need our country back. Now with a Vote to Leave it has been legitimised and this country has been cleaved in two.

Let’s be clear: there was no significant left wing campaign to leave the EU. Regardless of the varied reasons Brexit supporters may have had to vote to leave, this is a victory that legitimises the xenophobia and hate of the Leave…

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The EUs Nuclear Treaty: EURATOM

The first treaty of the EU was EURATOM.  The following is from the excellent Nuclear Heritage website.  Will withdrawal from the EU allow withdrawal from EURATOM ?

“EURATOM is an European treaty, particular element of the foundation of the European Union. Unrecognized even by most anti-nuclear campaigners, it is a main obstacle for a consistent nuclear phase-out in Europe – in spite of phase-out decisions made by several national parliaments. Thus, campaigns have been installed since a few years – on the on hand addressing politicians and governments to act, on the other one to educate anti-nuclear organizers and activists about the relevance of this treaty.
This page aims on providing a basis for the interested public gathering information in English on the EURATOM treaty – basic knowledge, history, campaigns and examples for the impact of this intergovernmental contract on anti-nuclear efforts.

Unchanged since 1957 – even despite Chernobyl and…

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DemocracyCo advises on streaming of Nuclear Citizens Jury hearings in Adelaide

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Emily from democracyCo here.
Jury (1)The Lifestream sessions will be up tomorrow on this website. http://yoursay.sa.gov.au/decisions/yoursay-engagements-nuclear-community-conversation/about First session will be from 9.20am. We are also transcribing all presentation & Q&A sessions with the Jury – we can’t transcribe workshop sessions though, too tricky! On Facebook & Twitter you will also be able to find updates throughout the day.

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a-cat-CANHowever, the Royal Commission website has not, up until now, made this clear. And still, it appears at present, that only those who register with the Your Say website will be able to access the live streaming.

For any credibility, the hearings with witnesses would need to be available on video and audio, and preferably televised. I fear that NewDemocracyCo  is being played by the Nuclear Royal Commission and the Weatherill government.

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Cornel West: Why There Is a Serious Danger of a Right-Wing Revolution in the US

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This attempt to financialize, privatize, and militarize our way through deep problems – from the economy, education, incarceration, security and communication – has produced vast wealth inequality, cultures of superficial spectacle, and pervasive corruption in every sphere. Both political parties have been complicitous.

“We must choose between a neo-fascism in the making (Trump), neo-liberalism in the decaying (Clinton), and a neo-populism in the ascending (Sanders).” So says Dr. Cornel West, the nation’s most influential Black public intellectual and a key Bernie Sanders supporter. Not only are “the establishments in both the Democratic and Republican parties disintegrating,” says West, but “the neo-liberal sleepwalking in Black America is coming to an end.”

The myopic careerism and chronic narcissism that prevented any serious critique…

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Australians have saved $4.4bn in a few years, with solar rooftops

Antinuclear

the report estimated solar owners will avoid 6.3m tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions in 2016 – which they found is equivalent to taking a third of all trucks off Australian roads.

logo-Solar-Citizens-Solar Citizens found 80% of federal electorates have more voters with rooftop solar USA election 2016than would be required to change their sitting members. And of the electorates with the highest numbers of solar owners, seven out of the top 10 were now held by Coalition MPs.

Australians have spent almost $8bn on rooftop solar since 2007, says report https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jun/22/australians-have-spent-almost-8bn-on-rooftop-solar-since-2007-says-report Solar Citizens says since the 2012-13 financial year, rooftop solar owners have saved about $1bn on their household bills each year, Guardian, Michael Slezak, 22 June 16, Australian households and small businesses have invested more than $1bn a year in rooftop solar over the past five years, spending a total of almost $8bn since 2007, new calculations show.

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New South Wales leading the nation with large scale solar farms

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solar PV nyngan NSWNSW to double existing solar farm capacity with four new plants approved, SMH, Peter Hannam ENVIRONMENT EDITOR, THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD  23 JUNE 16The Baird government has granted planning approval for four new large-scale solar plants, potentially more than doubling the existing capacity in the state.

The four plants approved for construction have a combined capacity of 175 megawatts (MW), and would generate another electricity for 56,000 homes if built. “NSW is Australia’s large-scale solar leader, with the country’s three largest solar farms and hundreds of megawatts of solar electricity capacity online and in the pipeline,” planning minister Rob Stokes said.

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Return to Tribe

Openhearted Rebellion

By Theresa Crabtree, Thanks to the Galactic Free Press

What do you want your life to look like? What are your passions and how can you fit them into your life?

Begin to create what you wish to accomplish through clear visualizations. If you can see it in your mind, feel it with your emotions and incorporate your senses, you can create it in your reality.

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“Duty Bound To Protect Them”

In Saner Thought

Since my class was cancelled for the Summer session I thought I would spend the day irritating as many people as possible…..

This post will not be met with much interest because most Americans do not want to hear this…..you see it does not fit the paradigm that has been set in motion….

I do not really give a shit about what you think of Muslims…this is not open to discussion….I just wanted the naysayers to know that some of their misguided beliefs are wrong….and border on outright lies.

According to Muhammad Muslims are duty bound to protect Christians…..another thing that westerners do not seem to realize is the the Quran and a Hadith are not the same thing……a Hadith is an interpretation of what the Prophet has said…..there are some Muslims that reject all Hadiths…they do not consider them as important as the Quran…..they reject the authority of the…

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