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Common Dreams Highlights “All Hope is NOT lost” | October 28, 2014

(Apologies for that Monty Python post with only Common Dreams appeal for donations after my intro. For some reason, WordPress chopped most of my first email instead of publishing it:-/ )

I don’t know how many of my readers are Democrats but those of you who are may relate to my laughter when I received today’s Common Dreams mail. The title proclaims that “It’s not hopeless”. After weeks of receiving one or more emails every day with the completely absurd and obnoxious title of “ALL HOPE IS LOST” from the democratic party I’ve been considering changing my registration to “Anything BUT Democrat”. Partly because they have irritated me so much I never want to look at another email (but just TRY unsubscribing from a political email list! Ugh!)

But also because really, who wants to associate with the losers who have lost ALL HOPE?!?!

I think for most Americans, all hope in our corrupt and broken political system, our corrupt and broken political parties, and anything related to them really may be lost.

The corporations obviously own the government and even the party that usually fights for the people is in on it-sure the corporate worshipping obvious core of the Republican party has been making laws to benefit the oligarchs for decades so they easily look worse-especially lately with this whole 6 years of nothing but obstruction and idiocy.

But there really are reasonable differences between REAL conservative, and real liberal views on how best to solve our country’s problems. Reasonable people on both sides can point to positions of their party that are actually in line with their beliefs.

But can any of us really say our team hasn’t been involved in some of the insanity of serving corporations, warmongers and oligarchs instead of us?

Imho there is PLENTY of hope left in America. Tons! But that hope lies in and with the American people who are aware that it all depends on US.

Not our political system, parties, government, leaders, politicians, or anyone above the grassroots level of personal actions.

We know we can make changes personally and locally. And we know we have to work together to FORCE the needed changes nationally and internationally.

Environmental, human rights, surveillance, GMO’S, healthcare, prosperity, infrastructure-we may disagree on the exact METHODS for solving problems but we all know the problems and the reason for most of them which is concentration of power and wealth into fewer and fewer hands nationally and globally.

Transparency, accountability, and a complete removal of money from politics appear to me to be clear goals of all “sides” at the grassroots, real people level.

We want things to work properly not be stuck, blocked or completely controlled by invisible forces.

Sorry to ramble on but between those awful emails and the wretched mudslinging insanity of our current election I just want to point out this substrate.

The underlying reality beyond all the programming and what the people who own the media want us to think is that we the people are actually in agreement on the fundamentals of what is wrong. We’re just being played into blaming one another instead of the miscreants in power whether obvious or hidden.

I hope this fiasco of endless negative advertising and endless money obsessed emails and other methods of begging for what most of us simply don’t HAVE will galvanize the people to get past the artificially created divisions and work together to create real positive change.

We can disagree and compromise on methods but first we have to clear the obstructions to accomplishing anything.

Whether you call it oligarchy, fascism, or plain old fashioned corruption; money controls our planet through the darkest and most heinous means possible.

Until we stop THAT-and the intensive concentration of wealth that both results from it and reinforces it-we are all going down together.

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The Oracle Report | Tuesday, October 28, 2014



The Oracle Report – Tuesday, October 28, 2014

“To Boldly Go…” Scorpio Lunar Cycle Overview – October 22, 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Crescent Moon Phase: persevere

Moon in Capricorn

Ruling Mahavidya: Kamala (Goddess of Passion)

Skill: breathe deeply and breeze along

Negative Imprint: deep depressive chasms, feeling torn or that something has been torn from you leaving a hole, separation, inexperience, foolish risks

Positive Imprint: connection, answers, igniting passion, deep understanding, overcoming concerns, rebalancing, transformational healing at the most profound levels

According to the ancient Sabian Gnostics, the energy of this lunar month is like “a sight-seeing bus filled with tourists.” The dizzying, surreal feeling like you are in the “twilight zone” is strong today as we go deeper into our journey.

This month, each day takes us farther into a new mental landscape – new territory or a new world, if you will. Since it is new, it is unfamiliar and, because we are a traumatized species working our way out of our trauma syndrome, what is unfamiliar is often fearful. But when you are wise to what is happening and understand that change is underway, it is easier to breathe deeply and breeze along.

Today’s energy brings redress/reorientation of societal order. A balancing of power toward humanity is occurring. Specifically, today we overcome distance, solve problems, find answers, and generally are driven toward better circumstances and conditions.

You may be called upon to “translate” what is happening for others. It isn’t always necessary to go into facts and details to support a position or take on reality. It is often enough to simply acknowledge that we are in the middle of a great change. Most everyone recognizes or senses this. What most everyone doesn’t recognize is that it is an amazing time to be alive. Mere acknowledgement of big change coupled with the wisdom that we are living in a historic time can flip someone’s mindset from fear to wonderment. This is honorable.

Today and tomorrow, Venus and the Sun are at the degree of “deep sea divers.” Stay on the bus; don’t jump off the deep end. This energy can take our thoughts to very, very deep places. This is good for healing and for learning, but can also be very wounding.

If you dive too deeply into painful places and find yourself having trouble getting back, ask the Mahavidya Kamala (Wisdom Goddess who is a face of Gaia Sophia) to assist you. Kamala specializes in going into the depths of the underworld to scoop people up. This energy is best utilized from the perspective of facing the future armed with your experiences of the past. It can take you as widely as it can deeply.

The Sun continues massive activity with several phenomenal flares yesterday, but still no coronal mass ejections. The Sun and Venus are traveling together right now and are completing their transit (energetic aspect) to the Chiron Point – the degree where Chiron, the energy of wounding, healing, and teaching, was discovered. The Earth is also completing its transit with the Chiron Point. The Sun, in collaboration with Gaia Sophia, proffers the healing and learning elements of the Chiron Point energy, and has thus far minimized the potentially wounding elements. These transits complete today.

This is a full-fledged Kamala kind of day. In addition to being the Goddess of Assurance, she is also a Love Goddess, and a Goddess Who Ignites Passion. Kamala breathes life into the corners of our hearts and minds. She helps us remember what was forgotten and helps us find what we need. She does this by helping us remember what makes us feel passionate about life. If you need some help with that today, breathe deeply and ask for her help.

Let’s stir passion today and bring in some loveliness to the world!

Thank you for supporting the Oracle Report. Blessings to all!

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Truthout Daily Digest Sunday, 26 October 2014

Want the Truth About New York’s Human Trafficking Courts? Ask a Sex Worker

Mike Ludwig, Truthout: A New York State prostitution court model of treating defendants as “trafficking victims” needing social services is gaining popularity. However, sex workers claim the human trafficking narrative is based on an unreliably narrow view of the sex trade, which should be decriminalized altogether.

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Brutal Crimes Don’t Justify Bad Laws

Jean Trounstine, Truthout: A true tragedy, driven by a media frenzy, often provokes a misguided need to do something as quickly as possible and leads to bad public policy – like California’s Three Strikes sentencing law.

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Greek Politics in the Age of the Euro Crisis and the Urgent Task for Left Unity

C.J. Polychroniou, Truthout: As a politically, economically and socially underdeveloped Balkan country in which corruption, cronyism and clientelism largely constitute the driving forces of “development,” “social mobility” and “social progress,” Greece’s only hope of revival from its moral and social morass is a unified left.

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Super PACs Exploit Disclosure Loophole

Dave Levinthal, The Center for Public Integrity: Thanks to a contentious quirk in federal law, at least six new super PACs may hide their funders from public scrutiny until early December, no matter how much money they raise or spend from now until Election Day.

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The Stealth Campaign to Buy US Courts

Zoë Carpenter, The Nation: With ideological groups increasingly eager to buy seats on state-level benches, judges are forced to act more like politicians, turning to lawyers and other parties who may later appear before them in court to raise campaign cash.

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Truthout Interviews William Rivers Pitt on Chemical Weapons in Iraq

Ted Asregadoo, Truthout: William Rivers Pitt discusses a recent New York Times piece on chemical weapons found in Iraq between 2004 and 2011 – and Bush administration efforts to silence news of their discovery.

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The Second American Revolution Is Brewing in Oregon

Evaggelos Vallianatos, Truthout: In Oregon, the capture of local government by the timber industry results in the destruction of the natural world and the poisoning of the populace, but a Josephine County ballot initiative would ban tree spraying by corporations and government entities.

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Victims of Domestic Violence Getting Longer Prison Sentences Than Their Children’s Abusers?

Alyssa Figueroa, AlterNet: At least 29 states have failure-to-protect laws, such as injury to a child “by omission,” by “permitting child abuse” or “enabling child abuse.” Maximum prison sentences for breaking these laws vary from one year to life, and in some states, they carry the same sentence as child abuse itself.

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Japanese Wartime Medical Orderly on Army’s Role in Maintaining “Comfort Women” System

David McNeill, The Asia-Pacific Journal: Matsumoto Masayoshi, a former medical orderly with the Japanese army, has spoken out this year. In this disturbing interview, he says during World War II, Korean women were used like public toilets, with soldiers lining up to rape them.

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Sticking Texas-Sized Hurdles on the Path to Polls

Marc Morial, OtherWords: Voter suppression and disenfranchisement far outweigh any trumped up and spurious claims of Election Day confusion. Don’t let anything keep you from the polls on November – even if you’re a Texas voter.

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This week in Speakout:

On the 25th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake, David Krause memorializes its impact on homelessness; Josephine Simmons describes corruption in Greek soccer; theDrug Policy Alliance reports that marijuana arrests in Bill de Blasio’s New York have not only increased, but also continue disproportionately to target people of color; Ann Wrightlauds the young people who have spearheaded ongoing protests over police violence and racial discrimination in Ferguson; David Swanson comes out in defense of the free speech of prisoners; Dr. Hakim discusses the heartbreaking story of Imal, an Afghan child whose father was killed by a US drone; high school senior Giovani Serrano considers the causes and impacts of poverty; Reprieve reports GCHQ has demanded the British government stay in compliance with international law on its drone program; Dean Baker criticizes The Washington Post’s efforts at downplaying crack rolled into Los Angeles streets by the CIA;John Boik and Lorenzo Fioramonti propose a framework to end poverty and maximize well-being; and more.

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Law Lets IRS Seize Accounts on Suspicion, No Crime Required

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UK Troops and US Marines Officially End Military Operations in Afghanistan

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More Cities Are Making It Illegal to Hand Out Food to the Homeless

Read the Article at NPR

Indigenous Communities Take Chevron to Global Court for Crimes Against Humanity

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Read the Article at Al Jazeera America