Daily Archives: September 27, 2014
Truthout Daily Digest Friday, 26 September 2014
Faith and Science, Heart and Brain: An Interview With Katharine Hayhoe
Leslie Thatcher, Truthout: The director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University talks about her climate change research, her work with the Evangelical Environmental Network, the politics of mitigating climate change and how she brings Christian values to all her work.
Burns Overlooks Secret of FDR’s Success: Power of the People
Peter Dreier, Truthout: Ken Burns’ documentary The Roosevelts fails to report the real secret of FDR’s success at instigating change in US law and society: escalating citizen protests that created a sense of urgency throughout the country, combined with the political savvy of a small cadre of FDR’s progressive advisers.
Code Black: Murder, Mass Incarceration, Militarization and Genocide in Progress
Marsha Coleman-Adebayo and Kevin Berends, Black Agenda Report: Since the 1989 Supreme Court ruling in Graham v. Connor we don’t have lynchings per se in the US anymore. We now enjoy the spectacle of the fraternal-order-of-police executing blacks and browns as sport.
Four-Day Workweeks: Change for the Better?
Richard D. Wolff, Truthout: Reducing work times with no reduction in pay is a perfectly viable economic development strategy and the democratically preferred method of coping with changing global labor conditions.
Another War, Another Evil: Haven’t We Learned That the Devil Cannot Be Slain?
Brad Evans, Truthout: The drums of war follow a very well-rehearsed strategy, where slowly but surely the public is sold the idea of the need for violence to cure the world’s ills, despite our responsibility for creating those ills.
After Koch-Tied Judge Is Reversed, Walker Probe Rests With Conflicted Wisconsin Supreme Court
Brendan Fischer, PR Watch: A federal appellate court has shut down Judge Rudolph Randa’s decision halting the criminal probe into Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and allied groups, rejecting Randa’s interpretation of campaign finance law and declaring the investigation best resolved by state courts.
Bill Moyers | What’s Possible, a New Film for World Leaders on the Urgency of Global Warming
Bill Moyers, Moyers & Company: More than 120 world leaders – including President Obama – kicked off a one-day United Nations’ summit on climate change in New York City by viewing What’s Possible, a short film on the urgency of global warming.
Watch the Video and Read the Transcript
EU Case Against Google Shows Need for New Publishing Models in the Information Age
Madeline Carr, The Conversation: On a deeper level, the EU’s case against Google highlights some of the significant implications that access to information has for our social and political well-being. And, as is usually the case with these debates about new technology, there are many sides to the story.
Reports Condemn Health Care and Solitary Confinement in Arizona State Prisons
Lisa Dawson, Solitary Watch: The ACLU, along with California-based Prison Law Office and their co-counsel in the federal class action lawsuit Parsons v. Ryan, has released a series of 26 reports alleging extensive problems with the Arizona Department of Corrections’ health-care program and its use of solitary confinement.
Scrambling Birds’ Brains: Could This Toxic Algae Offer Clues to Human Diseases?
Lindsey Konkel, Environmental Health News: A mysterious toxin – with no name and no cure – lurking in lakes in the South has drilled holes in the brains of various waterbirds, rendering them unable to swim, eat and fly. In humans, researchers suspect that the neurotoxin may be linked to Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Five Arrested at White House in Antiwar Protest
Anne Meador, Popular Resistance: A few dozen proponents of nonviolence demonstrated in front of the White House the morning after US-led airstrikes on targets in Syria. They attempted to deliver a letter to President Obama calling for drastic changes in policy regarding militarism, poverty and the environment.
Sustainable Businesses Applaud Corporations for Leaving ALEC
Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: The impact on ALEC as a result of the desertion of large corporations weakens it as an entity that sponsors and passes widespread destructive legislation at almost every level of government.
A GOP Senate’s First Target: Elizabeth Warren’s Consumer Protection Agency
Read the Article at Mother Jones
The “American Dream” Is Now a Myth: How Bad Policies and Worse Ideology Ruined Us
The Secret Goldman Sachs Tapes
Read the Article at Bloomberg News
“Ebola Is Winning”: Sierra Leone Quarantines 1.2 Million People
Read the Article at Common Dreams
Measure D: The American Beverage Association Has Gone Beast-Mode on Berkeley Over Taxing Soda
300,000 US Students Live in Shelters, Motels or on the Street
New Generation of GM Crops Puts Agriculture in a “Crisis Situation”
The Oracle Report | Saturday, September 27 – Sunday, September 28, 2014
FROM WISE OWL KAHLIL
NEW AUDIO: September 22, 2014
Libra 2014 Cycle: “Time to Respond”
Libra 2014 Cycle – Time to Respond
Saturday, September 27 – Sunday, September 28, 2014
Saturday: New Moon Phase: initiate
Moon in Scorpio
Skill: maintain the stance of the wise owl in the tree observing
Negative Imprint: forceful ill will, feeling alienated and isolated, neglect of self and others, pushing forward too hard, propaganda, chasing, stuck in fear or impulsively driven by fear
Positive Imprint: warmth, renewal, stories, golden opportunities, clearing, uplifted, clarity, insight, shapes, eagerness, grounding visions, inspiration
Saturday’s energy varies greatly with Sunday’s energy, so the reports are split in two this weekend.
Saturday’s energy engages us in this month’s unfolding mystery. The power of visualization is exceptionally high, as is creativity. We want to maximize this opportunity and reinforce our visions and dreams for our lives and our world. It’s a day to visually project all of our ideas (project our projects). It is very important that we stick to what we know to be true, and even more important that we “ground” that notion into the field of consciousness. Picture it.
If an opportunity comes along that seems too good to be true, this is a day to take a leap of faith. Mars is located at the degree of a “a theatrical representation of a golden haired goddess of opportunity.” This energy always brings openings and good fortune. Drama is usually part of it, too, but we want to direct that energy toward empowering our imagination with our visualizations. Take a chance.
A massive influx of information, insight, and clarity continues as we continue through the lunar cycle that is like a month-long Full Moon. We want to maintain the stance of the wise owl in the tree, peering out and observing. Observance is key Saturday. Keep watch. Wisdom is being revealed to us through what we see, so stay in the mindset of following the mystery and the clues that are being shown to you.
If what you see or what you feel is upsetting, jump above the situation to a “higher branch,” if you will. Your inner guidance will lead you to expand and uplift your perspective and will lead into Sunday’s energy for resolution. The way to handle any stress or distress today is to go above it. We take the high road.
The Sacred Masculine, which has been rising and returning since November 2013, is called forth today. This happens as Venus comes to the degree of the last coronal mass ejection: “a bald-headed man who has seized power.” The Sacred Masculine will ground its intentions in the field of consciousness today. If something within you calls, answer it. It may show up as needing to defend or assist someone (or yourself) today. Heed the call of your inner warrior. Make your mark.
Speaking of making marks, the Mahavidya Shodashi, Goddess Who Fulfills Our Highest Desires, joins us Saturday. She will be assisting as the day’s mystery unfolds.
Sunday: Crescent Moon Phase: persevere
Moon in Scorpio/Sagittarius
Skill: find answers in the patterns
Negative Imprint: obsession with “the ideal,” general dissatisfaction, tantrums, losing common sense, failing to acknowledge, trapped, outbursts, confusion, helplessness
Positive Imprint: crystallization of answers and ideas, solutions, illumination, hope, objectivity, simple answers, impetus to change or shift, wisdom, patience, steady progress
Sunday’s energy is all about solutions. Consternation and frustration give way to answers and insight. The energy is vivid and can bring stark confrontations with truth. All this month, how we respond to what develops in our lives and in our world at large vastly influence the future. Wise owls face truth with courage, knowing we are not alone, but linked together in spiritual mission.
Emotions, thoughts, and feelings tend to break loose or spill out with Sunday’s energetic signatures. Things that have built up or have been concentrated tend to burst out. Be careful with what you say and do. Be respectful. Come from a place of love. Recognize that sometimes things have to break loose in order to be released, revealed, or freed.
The Mahavidya Chinnamasta assists with these things today.
When looking for solutions Sunday, look to the ancient ways, the ancient sources. Wisdom is found in the old mysteries, not new ones today. If you find yourself confused or at an emotional loss, something will speak to you to pursue. It may be an old book that has always given you what you need or a new book that speaks of the ancient wisdom. In this way, the universe responds to us.
As we are finding answers, we want to make sure we are not focusing too heavily on one side of anything. This energy is holistic in that it wants to integrate all parts into a whole. So overemphasizing one element of anything is not a good idea. It could box us in or trap us. Maintain balance and common sense.
We want to take special care to attend to our physical bodies this weekend. The intensity of the cycle has become apparent since the New Moon, and our physical bodies bear the brunt of it. Reconnect mind, body, and spirit, and tend to your temple if you’ve neglected it lately.
As I discussed in the latest audio recording, books and stories are highlighted this month. You are the main character in your own story, which is part of a much grander story. This weekend, we follow along the illumined path, observant and vigilant. And remember, the natural world always reveals to us what we need to know. Look for it and find beauty.
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The manuscript of survival – part 425
Thank you Aisha! It’s funny how your and the CC’s messages always seem so exactly tuned to what I am experiencing. Amazing, really. I’ve been rereading a book called E Squared about how we have the ability to manifest all of our dreams, desires-anything we focus on. Like most of us I keep getting tripped up by my own “programming”. Automatically accepting limits that are no longer real if they ever were. It’s odd to see this and realize it’s not just me-that I’m not especially ridiculous or slow, just in the same place as so many others. I wonder why it’s so much easier to have faith in one another than it is to believe strongly in ones own self?
This message will perhaps shake up a few of those old misconceptions that still survive even in some of the enlightened circles. You see, this has very much to do about the very nature of things, and when we say that we are actually referring to the state that makes everything come about or rather come into existence in a way that enables you to perceive them. For existence and the definition of it is indeed a very convoluted subject, as what seems to exist to a human, is merely the tiniest tip of the proverbial iceberg compared to what really is out here. You see, or rather, you cannot see so much of what truly IS, and even with the most sophisticated of your equipment, you have only started to scratch the surface of Creation. Or perhaps we should say you have only seen one tiny layer of that…
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