Thank you for posting this. I’ve been trying to explain this since the early 1990’s but most people live in the comfort of denial. This is the genesis of the zombie apocalypse if there ever is one!
William Rivers Pitt, Truthout: “I spent the first decade of the 21st century dealing with these blood-sodden bastards from the Bush administration. Now, it appears, I will spend a chunk of a second decade watching them run around trying desperately to wash that blood from their hands… and the “news” media, is all too happy to help them do it.”
Robert Naiman, Truthout: At this writing, President Obama has neither the legal nor the political mandate to conduct airstrikes in Iraq or Syria. Before using military force, the President should come to Congress with a specific plan and get explicit Congressional approval for it.
Erika L. Sánchez, Truthout: Unaccompanied, undocumented minors experience extreme trauma and hardships. The recent surge in children apprehended at the border draws attention to the poverty and violence ravaging Latin America and the lack of resources available to this vulnerable population.
James Kilgore, Truthout: The death of a Pennsylvania mother in jail last week has once again highlighted the punitive cycle of criminal justice, debt and the depth of social change needed to reverse this trend.
Victoria Bruce, Truthout: The National Rare Earth Cooperative Act of 2014 would begin to address Pentagon dependence on Chinese components for essential US defense material: so why don’t defense contractors and the Department of Defense back it?
Steve Ellner, North American Congress on Latin America: The insurgent tactics employed by the opposition belie its central argument that the errors of the government on economic policies and the inherent failings of socialism on the economic front have led Venezuela down a disastrous path with no hope in sight.
Heather Murdock and Emerson Urry, EnviroNews: In response to national news in late May that pointed to a potential cluster of stillborn births in the heavily drilled and fracked Uintah Basin, the hosts take you inside a leaky and sadly typical oil well in this vastly exploited area.
Brendan Fischer, PR Watch: The campaign against Wisconsin’s John Doe criminal probe is being led by groups bankrolled by the Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation, which has $600 million in assets and is led by Scott Walker’s campaign chair, according to a new analysis.
Amy Goodman and Juan González, Democracy Now!: The growing movement to change the name of the Washington Redskins football team has scored a surprising victory. The US Patent and Trademark Office has canceled the team’s trademark registration after concluding its name and logo are disparaging to Native Americans.
Charles Ornstein, ProPublica: Over the past couple of months, media organizations have been busy dissecting data released by Medicare on payments made to health professionals in 2012. Unusual billing patterns have been uncovered such as doctors who only bill for the most complicated and high-priced office visits.
Nathalie Baptiste, Foreign Policy In Focus: Soccer is a democratic sport. Anyone anywhere can pick up a ball, kick it around, and learn to play. But what’s happening in Brazil is not representative of that sentiment.
Anna Brones, Care2: As more and more cities add bike share programs, it’s important that we talk about safety, and for a lot of people that discussion comes down to helmets. Rentals through bike share don’t usually offer bike helmets along with the bike.
PRAYING MANTIS IN SHADOW FROM WISE OWL WAYNE
NEW AUDIO UPDATE June 18, 2014:
Cancer Cycle June 27, 2014: Shift in the Game
Shift in the Game: Cancer Cycle 2014 (Please click the link below to go to The Oracle Report site and listen to the audio recording.)
Saturday, June 21 – Sunday, June 22, 2014
Third Quarter Moon Phase: complete
Moon in Aries
Ruling Mahavidya: Bagalamukhi (The Paralyzer, The Storm-Calmer)
Skill: accept personal responsibility
Negative Imprint: recklessness, carelessness
Positive Imprint: attention, renewal
Saturday brings the energy of the entire cycle to a head. We accept or assume personal responsibility for where we are in the process of our growth and development. It’s the Solstice, the longest or shortest day, depending where on Gaia Sophia you are, and we reach a turning point in how we see and understand things – particularly ourselves.
This energy enables us to take charge and rise to the occasion. What have you wanted to stand up and change, like an aroused striker around a factory? What is your standard now? What is being reborn in you? What have you wanted to find?
All of the newness and change sometimes has us overlooking or rejecting “the old” too quickly. We build the new from the old, so honor the contribution of what has been meaningful in the past as it morphs into the future.
Power issues and power struggles are inherent in this energy. This happens when there are dramatic shifts and turning points. When people feel like they are losing their place, losing their value, or losing the familiar, they can become fearful and reactionary. Anger ensures.
If the struggle is within yourself, accept responsibility for it. See it for what it is and then stand up to it. The power to end the internal struggle is strong today, and you can call on this month’s Wisdom Goddess, Bagala, to paralyze or end the struggle.
Sunday brings the ability to get “unstuck” or out of limbo. We rise above the challenges we’ve faced over the past month with a larger perspective. This energy is intense. It can feel relentless with one thing after another. The pummeling of energy serves to strengthen us on the last day of this lunar cycle. (Sunday is the last full day of the Third Quarter Moon phase, the energetic ending of the cycle.) Whatever has been welling up inside us has a strong push on Sunday.
Enjoy the Solstice and I will see you back on Monday as we move in between the veils of the worlds for the Balsamic Moon phase.
Thank you Aisha! Today indeed feels different and new already. I’m looking forward to reading others experiences in the comments later on and tomorrow. Wishing you all a beautiful and joyful solstice-summer or winter wherever you are!
Here we are again, at one of those power nodes that serves to enlighten you all even further. For as you continue to move across the firmament as passengers on this blue sphere that goes by the name of Planet Earth, you also pass through regions of heightened energetic presence at certain intervals, and one of them occurs today. For today you will mark the occasion of the Solstice, when the length of the day or the length of the night – according to where you reside on this celestial sphere – will mark its high point.
This day marks another high point in your calendar, but also in your energetic cycle, for this day is unlike any others, and as such, you will all be given a reason to take some time to mark the occasion. Again, the date defined in your calendars is not the important one, but…
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