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Bernie Sanders Shatters The Big Keystone XL Lie: Pipeline Will Cause US Gas Prices To Go Up


Sen. Bernie Sanders is telling the American people what the supporters of Keystone XL don’t want them to hear. The pipeline won’t create jobs, but it will cause the price of gas to increase in the United States.



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The Oracle Report | Friday, November 7, 2014



The Oracle Report – Friday, November 7, 2014

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

Friday, November 7, 2014

Full Moon Phase: realizations

Moon in Taurus/Gemini

Ruling Mahavidya: Kamala (Goddess of Assurance) with Tara and Shodashi

Skill: be willing to relate and communicate

Negative Imprint: manipulative, false appearance of happiness, breaking apart, gossip, misunderstanding, not giving enough back or investing enough, ignoring your own needs, out of touch with the times, loneliness

Positive Imprint: freedom of choice and expression, inner happiness that transmits out, giving and receiving messages and information, new approaches, challenging outworn structures, overcoming fear, timelessness, releasing worries, truces, help from unexpected sources

Today’s energetics are heavily involved in communication and expression. The sheer amount of information that comes to us is astounding. Since this is the Full Moon of a lunar month that is like one long Full Moon, the second of two we have this year, we are in a double-impact Full Moon energetic.

Full Moons bring revelations about all kinds of things. They bring clarity to see the truth of things, especially the truth of ourselves.

Full Moons also tempt the shadow side to emerge. They bring about extremes of emotions. They can drive us a little or a lot crazy. And they often magnetize or fracture relationships. It’s intense all the way around, but if the degrees of this energy are aspecting your own chart, this energy can make us feel insane.

Added to this we are building toward Mars’ conjunction with Pluto and square to Uranus. Mars wants to run. Pluto wants to dive. And Uranus wans to fly. Which way do you go?

We have choices. We can run away from whatever the light of this Full Moon is showing us or we can run toward the focus of our desires – what we want to express and create in the world. We can dive down and hide or we can dive deep inside ourselves for something and return it to love. We can fly away from light or we can fly straight for it making a blazing trail.

As the aggressive, domineering, and volatile energy of Mars, Pluto, and Uranus enters, we will be wise to be responsive, not reactive. We understand that people’s communications may be harsh. It’s very easy for people to lose their tempers. It’s very common for power ad control dynamics within relationships to emerge. But it’s also very true that these things are coming to light for a reason: they need to be addressed and released. This energy wants tofree us.

Since this energy is heavily related to communication, we want listen more carefully to what people are saying. We also want to express things if we are prompted. Our words and feedback may be integral to someone else, even though we wouldn’t necessarily know it. Your conversation may even be overheard by someone else. So, if you have something to say or contribute that might be helpful, speak it. A generalized openness or willingness to connect or express or share today has magnetizing effects. It draws to us what we need.

The Sabian symbol that is operating all month long is “a sight-seeing bus filled with tourists.” Today, the bus is lively with conversation and discussion of all of the things we are seeing. And there are lots of things to see right now.

(Note: The Sun released a coronal mass ejection from an M5.4-class solar flare at 10:46 pm ET Wednesday night/03:46 am UT Thursday morning. The Moon was at the Chiron Point at that time with the Sabian symbol of “a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.” Heaven and Earth linked. Be ready for miracles.)

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Dancing with the Stars…. and the moon and the people in the coffee shop line

Thank you Pam, for always reminding us to come back to joy. I Love this post! When I was younger I did this-when I was younger in fact my whole worldview and lifestyle was just like this. I bet a lot of you reading this can also remember being more alive, more in tune with the real you-more awake in every moment. What I adore about Pam’s writing is that she distills that and brings it to our attention so we can reclaim what we may not even realize we have lost. Keep dancing everyone! 😉

Pam Grout

“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…”
― Susan Polis Schutz

Today, I’d like to introduce you to what I consider one of the most important spiritual practices. Erupting into spontaneous dance. In places besides dance floors.

Here are five reasons it’s as important as meditation:

1. It cuts thought off at the knees
. All spiritual practice is about getting out of our own way, letting go of all the thoughts that block the Divine Buzz. The majority of our thoughts are boring re-runs from yesterday, the same ole to-do lists, fears and gripes.

And the Truth is that life works just fine without our incessant input. In fact, the more we distract the yammer, the better things actually work. This may seem counterproductive, but your right and perfect path will show up once you quit trying to figure everything out. It’s all the…

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Truthout Daily Digest Wednesday, 5 November 2014


Assigning a Cost to BP’s Gulf Oil Spill: Four Years on, Debate Continues

Dahr Jamail, Truthout: With billions of dollars riding on the number, BP has been quick to assert that independent scientific estimates of the amount of oil the Deepwater Horizon spill released are wrong, but slow to offer countervailing evidence.

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Common Core Betrays the Civil Rights Movement

Nicholas Tampio and Yohuru Williams, Truthout: Common Core is harming a generation of young African-Americans by draining educational budgets, narrowing the curriculum and turning students into little test-taking machines. This is no way to advance the civil rights legacy.

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There’s No Republican Mandate for More War

Robert Naiman, Truthout: The best way to thwart big media spin that Republicans have a mandate for more war is to force Republicans to speak on the record – where US citizens can hear them – on whether they support or oppose specific “more war” policies.

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Many Hurdles Ahead Before Countries Can Sign a New World Climate Agreement

Nick Fillmore, Truthout: Release of the United Nation’s most critical report ever on the threat of global warming means that the world’s nations will have to overcome serious hurdles if they are to sign a binding climate deal by the end of 2015.

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Bay Area Protesters Block Israeli Ship at Port of Oakland

Adam Hudson, Post News Group: On October 26, about 200 people blocked the docking of a container ship from the Israeli-owned ZIM shipping company in protest against Israel’s ongoing blockade of the Gaza Strip and occupation of the West Bank.

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How Much of a Difference Did New Voting Restrictions Make in Yesterday’s Close Races?

Wendy R. Weiser, Brennan Center for Justice: The Republican electoral sweep in yesterday’s elections has put an end to speculation over whether new laws making it harder to vote in 21 states would help determine control of the Senate this year.

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The Fatal Flaw With Democracy

The Daily Take Team, The Thom Hartmann Program: The most depressing thing about this year’s election is probably the fact that we have outsourced our political process to factions. Actual candidates and actual campaigns no longer run the show; billionaires and dark money do.

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The End of the Drug War – or a New Cartel of Cartels?

Benjamin T. Smith, Dissent: Media spin has a long history in Mexico. Now, combined with historical amnesia, it threatens to cover up the return to the state-cartel cooperation status quo. The question is, are US authorities quietly writing their own script for the next phase of the drug war?

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“We Couldn’t Possibly Be Poor”: How a Doctor Fell Into Poverty

Robin Dickinson, YES! Magazine: Suddenly a medical doctor realizes that after a serious illness, her family has fallen into poverty when they found themselves “choosing between rice, oatmeal, or potatoes for every meal.”

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Federal Reserve Policy Keeps Fracking Bubble Afloat and That May Change Soon

Steve Horn, DeSmogBlog: Legislation initiated under George W. Bush’s presidency provided near-free money from the Federal Reserve to the fracking industry. Yet the party may soon be over as the Fed has announced a change in policy.

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Gated Communities Lock Cities Into Cycles of Inequality

Séverine Deneulin and Roy Maconachie, The Conversation: The Mexican thriller film, La Zona, offers an alarming insight into life in Latin America, where the urban center populations – and inequality – are skyrocketing.

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2014 National Elections Took Place Amidst Ratcheting Up of Fear That Favors Republicans

Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: In the absence of a compelling national vision from Democrats, the GOP was able to revive the war on terrorism as a campaign issue.

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An Election – and a Nation – Lost in Afghanistan and Vietnam

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Fracking Bans Pass in Denton, Texas, Two California Counties and One Ohio Town

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Newsy Ballot Measure Results: An Election 2014 Highlight Reel

Read the Article at The Atlantic

Can Obamacare Survive a Republican-Controlled Senate?

Read the Article at BuzzFlash

The New GOP Senate Is Already Gearing Up to Cause Climate Mayhem

Read the Article at Grist

Mark Udall’s Loss Is a Blow for Privacy, but He Can Go Out With a Bang: Leak the CIA Torture Report

Read the Article at The Guardian

Struggling Together With Mothers and Grandmothers Fighting for Justice

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69% of Jews voted for Democratic candidates in the 2014 midterm elections

I really appreciate Rabbi Lerner’s perspective and understanding on political issues. As a person devoted to spiritual growth and values-to making my decisions in life based on what is right, what is most compassionate, kind, loving and beneficial for all living beings instead of just on personal desires- I find solace in the larger community of people who also do so. Especially when it appears that the majority in my country are so sadly focused more on fear, greed and attempts to control others.

In the long run, I firmly believe that compassion and concern for all will become the majority view. Even apparent setbacks can lead to miracles.


In this week’s elections, the majority of Jews once again voted for candidates advocating more progressive economic policies (higher taxes and more government support for the poor)-69 percent according to one poll, 65 percent according to another.

Why did even wealthy Jews, whose own narrowly defined economic interests might better be served by tax cuts, lean progressive? Because the legacy of Jewish religious teachings, Jewish history, and Jewish culture all push Jews to side with the oppressed even at the expense of personal financial or other forms of sacrifice. Even the grandchildren of assimilated Jews carry with them the message of the Torah that we have a special obligation to ha’ger (the “other”) and the Torah’s call to “love the stranger and remember that you were strangers in the Land of Egypt.”

I’ve acknowledged in my books Jewish Renewal: A Path to Healing and Transformation and Embracing Israel/Palestine that there is a counter-strand in the Jewish tradition-I call it “Settler Judaism.” These two strands often appear in tandem as though the editors of our holy books could not fully decide upon which of these two voices to confer legitimacy. It’s a dynamic apparent within most cultures throughout history. In the Jewish context, both strands alternate, and which gains legitimacy depends on many extrinsic factors. What’s remarkable is how strong the voice of caring for the “other” has remained given all the traumas of Jewish history and the pressures of a capitalist ethic pervading most aspects of contemporary capitalist society. It’s true that under conditions of perceived threat, many Jews find themselves unable to apply this message to the Palestinian people. But they nevertheless apply it to domestic politics in the U.S.

Of course, this is not a necessary carryover for the next generations-the more assimilated wealthier Jews are, or the more scared for their survival, the more they are likely to leave behind the legacy of identifying with the oppressed and start to vote the way others of their same economic and social class vote, prioritizing their own narrow self-interest. Some people have tried to argue that this has nothing to do with Torah values, but only with the experience of oppression Jews have experienced. But this argument holds no weight, based as it is on the assumption that other groups who have voted overwhelmingly with Republicans did not also face histories of significant levels of oppression. This simply is not true-ask any person of Polish, Irish, or Italian descent and you’ll hear many stories of past oppression, but without the conclusion that they should therefore embrace the candidates who are most committed to developing programs to alleviate others’ suffering or oppression.

I expect that Jews’ tendency to identify with oppressed groups will slowly give way to a different dynamic as Judaism’s most radical messages fade from the memory of increasingly assimilated American Jews, while right-wing forces are seen as more reliable allies to the misguided settlement and occupation policies of the current Israeli government, while ethically sensitive Jews are hounded from the Jewish community by those who will never tolerate any dissent about Israel, and as intensified struggles between the 1 percent of most wealthy Americans and the vast majority of Americans pushes more Jews to identify with their class interests rather than their religious/spiritual values. But this is not inevitable-which is one reason why I urge you to do all you can to get friends and colleagues to read and subscribe to Tikkun (or buy them a subscription for a perfect Chanukah or Christmas gift) or to join our Network of Spiritual Progressives (members also get a free one-year subscription to Tikkun).

Rabbi Michael Lerner


p.s. my fuller analysis of the midterm elections will appear soon-not focused on Jewish participation but on the underlying value issues. In the mean time, I wanted to share these thoughts and also pass along the Times of Israel report below.