Daily Archives: September 9, 2014
Truthout Daily Digest Monday, 8 September 2014
Dahr Jamail | From Pine Beetles to Disappearing Glaciers, NASA Scientists Tell of “Dramatic” Planetary Changes
Dahr Jamail, Truthout: In addition to droughts and floods, anthropogenic climate disturbances scientists and astronauts can see from space include fires, insect outbreaks and more direct human impacts like excessive logging.
Ellen Brown | Preparing to Asset-Strip Local Government? The Fed’s Bizarre New Rules
Ellen Brown, The Web of Debt Blog: In an inscrutable move that has alarmed state treasurers, the Federal Reserve, along with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, just changed the liquidity requirements for the nation’s largest banks.
Surprise! GOP Lawmakers Investigating EPA and Climate Advocates Backed by Big Coal
Mike Ludwig, Truthout: Congressional Republicans are on the offensive against the Environmental Protection Agency after launching a probe into alleged “collusion” between the agency and a major environmental group in drafting proposed carbon emission rules for power plants.
Bill Moyers | Elizabeth Warren on Fighting Those Wall St. Giants
Bill Moyers, Moyers & Company: Senator Warren speaks about the problems facing middle-class Americans. “Washington works for those who can hire armies of lobbyists, armies of lawyers, and get just the rules they want. It doesn’t work so well for American families,” she says.
Watch the Video and Read the Transcript
Obama Strategy to Beat Islamic State Likely to Draw US Into Years of Conflict
Hannah Allam and Jonathan S. Landay, McClatchy: The nascent strategy calls for working with European and Arab allies to confront the group not only in Iraq, where the United States is conducting air strikes, but also in Syria, where the United States has failed to fulfill its years-long promise to help build a moderate rebel force.
Time to Get Rid of Racist Policing in the United States
The Daily Take Team, The Thom Hartmann Program: This is the 21st century – and, supposedly, the “land of the free and the home of the brave” – and it’s time our policing reflected that. We can take steps toward that goal by introducing national standards for policing – and working to end systemic racism.
Defeat of Ukraine Army Brings Cease-Fire, but Underlying Political Conflicts Unresolved
Roger Annis, Truthout: The cease-fire in Ukraine is indubitably good news, as is the resistance to both war and austerity the months of fighting have instigated in both eastern and western Ukraine. But winter is coming, and many uncertainties remain.
Dean Baker | The Inflation Fighters Want to Increase the Debt Burden on Our Children
Dean Baker, Truthout: Are you worried about the government running deficits in the hundreds of billions of dollars and a debt in the trillions? If so, then you should be really angry at people calling for the Federal Reserve Board to raise interest rates.
On the News With Thom Hartmann: California Is Suffering an Extreme Drought, and More
In today‘s On the News segment: California is still suffering with an extreme drought; we already know what trade agreements do to our economy, but the proposed EU-US deal also poses a threat to our food safety; the Nuclear Regulatory Commission just solved one of the industry’s greatest dilemmas – where they can store all that radioactive waste; and more.
Mass Deportations Don’t Squelch Hondurans’ Migration Dreams
Thelma Mejia, Inter Press Service: Poverty and violent crime are the main factors driving Hondurans to attempt the dangerous trek to the United States, experts say. Between October 2013 and May 2014, an estimated 13,000 unaccompanied Honduran minors reached the United States.
Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report: The substance of the president’s August 28 statements was lost in the repetition of nonsense and silly jokes about his tan suit. That is unfortunate because the president used this occasion to tell terribly dangerous lies about this country and the rest of the world.
GOP Dilemma: Government Has Made Health Insurance Available for More People, and They Vote
Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: Even with its privatized bias and flaws, Obamacare has proven that improving health care options for the population strengthens the nation’s well-being – and directly confronts the pernicious impact of rule by domination, individualism and exclusion.
Paul Buchheit | Profiting From America’s Misery
The US Government’s Secret Plans to Spy for American Corporations
Read the Article at The Intercept
Bad News For Obama: Fracking May Be Worse Than Burning Coal
Read the Article at Mother Jones
Finally, Wall Street Gets Put on Trial
The NRA’s Multimillion-Dollar New Ad Campaign Is Despicable
Read the Article at The Daily Beast
The European Court Confirms: The CIA’s “Black Sites” Operated in Poland
Read the Article at Global Voices
In Battle for Senate, a Debate Over “Corporate Deserters”?
The Oracle Report | Tuesday, September 9, 2014
FROM WISE OWL CHRISTINE
NEW AUDIO REPORT August 22, 2014 –
“Holding the Line: Virgo 2014 Cycle”
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Full Moon Phase: realization
Moon in Pisces/Aries
Ruling Mahavidya: Shodashi (Goddess Who Fulfills Highest Desire) and Matangi (Goddess of the Wind)
Skill: flow with the energy instead of trying to drive it
Negative Imprint: overblown feelings, doubts about personal capabilities, feeling out of one’s depth, continually searching for information at the expense of inner wisdom
Positive Imprint: laser-like powers to cut through and reveal, learning from the past, choosing differently, openness to inspiration
About an hour before the Full Moon, at 8:39 pm EDT/12:39 am UTC last night, the Sun released an M4.5- class flare with coronal mass ejection (CME).
At that time, the Moon was located at 15 Pisces 35 right in line with Chiron at 15 Pisces 20. In other words, the Moon, an hour away from supermax, had just met up with Chiron, picking up all of Chiron’s energy – all that Chiron had to offer.
The Sabian symbol for this degree is “in a quiet moment, a creative individual experiences the flow of inspiration.” This symbol is a perfect explanation of how this month’s ruling Wisdom Goddess Shodashi works.
(It also belies the fact that the Sun and the Earth, both divine beings, are working in collaboration. But this is a story for another day.)
This symbol discusses how the flow, the course, the destiny of our lives is guided by higher sources. We are not in control when this symbol is highlighted. Fighting against the energy is futile. So is trying to move it forward. Relaxing into it with a neutral mindset is best. Relaxing into it may be a bit ambitious, but we can surely “go neutral” with anything. Going neutral expends no (as in zero) energy.
In essence, the solar flare and CME empowered divine efforts to bring us into proper alignment with what is in our highest and best interests at the soul level. This is key: what’s good for the soul sometimes does not feel good to the human. When situations, conditions, and events conspire to take blinders off, it can be quite a shock. It can feel like a wound.
Under this energy, everything that is happening is happening to get everyone on a better course. As mentioned yesterday, it is too early to judge where things will end up. When corrections are made, things in our lives change. Trusting the process makes it easier. Accessing that neutral side of yourself (the side that understands adventure?) is a powerful act.
We also have a desire to understand things on a deeper level, so follow impulses to pick up certain books, look at certain things like photos, listen to certain pieces of music, etc. Assistance to better understand what is happening with each of us on a personal level is provided in these sources.
Another strong theme is feeling like we are at the same place we were sometime in the past. Venus moves to the degree of “a merry-go-round” which brings old patterns, cycles, habits, and situations that have us saying “not again.” We can choose to do things differently this time around.
One other thing, moderation in most everything is important today.
Today we can release the need to control and put ourselves in the hands of wisdom. We can flow with the winds of change as we are carried along our path.
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A short update on the energies
Thank you Aisha! It is such a beautiful balance and reminder when so many of us are currently experiencing stressful and difficult circumstances, that all truly is proceeding as it should. I keep reminding myself that as the pains of labor precede the joy of the child, so too do many endeavours involve difficulty but still produce beautiful results.
By now, you will all in some way have perceived that your path is no longer the same as it was only a few steps back. And what do we mean by that? Simply that as you have stepped forth, you have also allowed the light to carry you even further. For with every step you have taken yourselves, the light has added considerable momentum to your trajectory, and as such, what once was, is no longer, and your future have been rewritten in ways that will bring many a project to conclusion while simultaneously bring many new ones into this world in a very literal way. For now, the road ahead is indeed a wide open one, and you will no longer have to contend with many of the obstacles that used to hamper your advance, and so, we would once again like to give you some pointers so…
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Truthout Daily Digest Sunday, 7 September 2014
Top Ten Things Congress Should Get Done This Fall (and Beyond)
Jasmine Tucker, Truthout: Lawmakers return to work on September 8 after a five-week recess – many campaigning for re-election in November. Congress has a lot on its plate and only a dozen legislative days before the election to get them done. Here are 10 things lawmakers should tackle this fall.
The United States Was Welcoming to White European Immigrants, But Not to Peoples of Color
Mark Karlin, Truthout: In her book that explores the history of unfair US immigration policy, Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal, Aviva Chomsky explains how prejudice and the exploitation of inexpensive labor has increasingly shaped immigration law and lives.
St. Louis Police Shot 16 Before Michael Brown in 2014
Paul Gottinger and Ken Klipperstein, Truthout: Ferguson area police shot 16 people before shooting unarmed teenager Michael Brown. In most cases in which race was known, the victim was black.
Cashing In on Carbon: How Taxpayer Dollars Greenwash Dirty Energy
Anna Simonton, Oil Change International: The strategy of capturing carbon emissions only to unearth more fossil fuels has paradoxically made its way to the forefront of the federal government’s plans for tackling climate change, thanks in part to support from a plethora of pollutive industries.
Climate Alarms Ringing, UN Fails To Act
Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance: There is no question that the climate crisis is here and is accelerating at a faster pace than predicted. Its effects are widespread and dangerous, yet real solutions are being suppressed.
Fast Food Strikes Are Back, Bigger Than Ever
Terrance Heath, Campaign For America’s Future: Last week, workers in 150 cities took to the streets to demand livable wages for themselves and their families, the right to organize and a better economy for all of us.
Michael Sam: Out of the Closet, Out of the NFL?
Dave Zirin, The Nation: While the NFL’s first openly gay player, Michael Sam, has been picked up by the Dallas Cowboys, the league’s teams had shown hesitance to sign the talented defensive end, supposedly fearing his presence would create a “distraction.”
Josh Davis, Grassroots Economic Organizing: Science shows that rigid hierarchies are bad for the health of everyone in them – except those at the very top. But the good news is, cooperative values and cooperative action are the prescription for combatting these negative effects.
The Socialist Alternative to a World of Injustice
Danny Katch, Socialist Worker: For a more fair and equitable world free of the brutality of racism and disasters like climate change and constant war, we need to struggle for a different world.
Today’s Air Force Would Have Rejected Pat Tillman and Jesus?
Mikey Weinstein, AlterNet: The US Air Force made it mandatory to recite “so help me God’ in its official reenlistment and commissioning oaths, i.e. officers had better repent and swear an oath to “God” or be gone.
Joshua Weiner reports Lyme patients will hold a silent vigil at the New York Times headquarters to protest media silence about Lyme disease; Lawrence Davidson candidly asks whether Israel’s government policies are good for the Jews; Glyn Moody describes Guatemala’s challenge to the so-called “Monsanto Law” written into a trade agreement with the US; Andrew Smolski discusses Latin America as the growing force challenging US global hegemony; Robert Neustadt reflects on how his students have observed the overlap of music and the human tragedy at the US-Mexico border; Jubilee USA announces the UN will vote on a convention that could stop predatory hedge funds from interfering with countries’ financial policies; Graham Peebles reports on the unjust detention and treatment of Ethiopian activist and British citizen Andargachew Tsige; Jan Lundberg decries the modern American celebration of Labor Day as a joke given the decline in workers’ rights and organizing; and more.
The BuzzFlash commentary for Truthout will return soon.
Atlanta School Cheating Trial Has Teachers Facing Prison
Read the Article at the Los Angeles Times
Michael Brown Was Shot While His Hands Were Up, New Witness Confirms
Read the Article at Crooks and Liars
Shut California’s Fukushima: Diablo Must Go
Just 13, and Working Risky 12-Hour Shifts in the Tobacco Fields
Read the Article at The New York Times
In Shadow of Oil Boom, North Dakota Farmers Fight Contamination
Read the Article at Al Jazeera America
Hillary Clinton Praises a Guy With Lots of Blood on His Hands
Read the Article at Mother Jones
Big Banks Still a Risk
Hit the Ground Running | HighHeartLife Denise le Fey
There is a LOT in this new post from Denise. If you, like me, have been experiencing lots of physical unpleasant stuff, this post may help you make more sense of this process we are all going through.
Hit the Ground Running
On August 1, 2014 I perceived, very loudly, that I needed to prepare because soon I’d ‘Hit the ground running’. Of course I thought that meant something different from what happened, but, I’ve indeed been running like crazy since my mother’s August 28th triple bypass surgery.
There’s the obvious, the very top layer of stuffthat’s happening physically, but as is always the case, there’s so much more going on with that obvious surface stuff than one may be aware of at first. This is what I’ve gone through—increasingly this year and don’t expect that to end any time soon—(please click the link below to read the full post on HighHeartLife-http://highheartlife.wordpress.com/2014/09/08/hit-the-ground-running/ )