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A Warning About Chaotic Nodes

Thank you Laura! There are plenty of people who are doing their utmost to increase the chaos and difficulty for others from the insane dealings between major world powers to the local jerks forwarding random acts of *unkindness* to help overwhelm everyone who hasn’t yet fallen to survival struggles or “holiday cheer”. Unless we have a good way to stay grounded and ignore the distractions madness and despair seem a bit too available to all lately!

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On October 31, 2014, I posted a message from Tom Kenyon and the Hathors regarding the extreme Chaotic Nodes (plural) and the dismantling of 3D reality at that time and set to accelerate. I repeat part of their message again here:

At this fork in the road, one path leads to self-destruction, madness, despair and hopelessness while the other fork leads to a deeper connection with your interdimensional or spiritual nature. It is this fork in the road we wish to explore.

It is not an either/or proposition. Many of you who possess a transcendent and interdimensional or spiritual sense of yourself may find yourselves, from time-to-time, on the path to madness and self-destruction in spite of your self-knowledge.

This is because your 3-D reality is oscillating. And the rapid changes in your third-dimensional existence are accelerating at a faster rate than your biological organism might be capable of handling…

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Leigh Anne Tuohy, Racism, and the White Saviour Complex

Thank you for sharing this. I felt like there was something odd about the original story, but until I read your deconstruction of it, I could not articulate what it was.

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Leigh Anne “That Nice Woman Sandra Bullock Played In The Blind Side” Tuohy recently posted the following picture and caption on her Facebook and Instagram accounts:


We see what we want! It’s the gospel truth! These two were literally huddled over in a corner table nose to nose and the person with me said “I bet they are up to no good” well you know me… I walked over, told them to scoot over. After 10 seconds of dead silence I said so whats happening at this table? I get nothing.. I then explained it was my store and they should spill it… They showed me their phones and they were texting friends trying to scrape up $3.00 each for the high school basketball game! Well they left with smiles, money for popcorn and bus fare. We have to STOP judging people and assuming and pigeon holing people!…

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Saving the Planet One Garden at a Time – Waking Times : Waking Times


Saving the Planet One Garden at a Time – Waking Times : Waking Times.

Video – “Find out why the backyard gardener is the hero in the struggle to save the planet. Narrated by Dr.Vandana Shiva, this video offers a simple and practical solution to climate change and local food security. Opening your eyes to the impact of our dependence on cheap oil in our industrial food system, you will discover why growing your own edible garden is the key to a sustainable world.”

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Common Dreams Highlights Wednesday, 17 December 2014

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News & Views | 12.17.14


US and Cuba to Restore Diplomatic Relations in Historic Overhaul
by Nadia Prupis
“Obama’s announcement is a recognition that the new generation of Cubans agree with the majority of Americans that the embargo is a relic of the Cold War that should be put to rest.”


‘Biggest Fracking Victory Ever!’ as New York Bans Dangerous Drilling in State
by Jon Queally
“Fracking has no place in New York or anywhere,” says prominent activist after announcement by Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Amid Grief, Warnings That Pakistan Gov’t Retaliation Could Violate Human Rights
by Sarah Lazare
As Pakistan holds vigils and mass funerals, across the border, people in India stage moment of silence.
Despite Warnings of Future War, Obama to Impose New Russian Sanctions
by Jon Queally
Instead of negotiations designed to end crisis over status of Ukraine, White House says president will sign quietly passed bill that critics says will solidify new Cold War.
Out of Control Fracking Well Forces Evacuations
by Andrea Germanos
An out-of-control natural gas fracking well in Monroe County, Ohio forced more than two dozen families from their homes and may pose the threat of an explosion.


Howard Zinn and the Joy of a Political Life
by Frances Fox Piven
The essays in Some Truths Are Not Self-Evident remind us that Zinn was not just a historian: he was also deeply involved in the major twentieth-century struggles for social justice in the United States.
How “Citibank Budget” Push Foreshadows “Fast Track” For Trade Deals
by Dave Johnson
What lessons can we learn from the way the “Citibank” provisions in the budget deal were pushed through? How do these lessons apply to the next big fight?
Jeb Bush v. Hillary Clinton: The Perfectly Illustrative Election
by Glenn Greenwald
Having someone who is the brother of one former president and the son of another run against the wife of still another former president would be sweetly illustrative of all sorts of degraded and illusory aspects of American life, from meritocracy to class mobility.
A Lump of Coal for Fossil Fuels
by Emily Schwartz Greco
Move your money… before it’s too late.


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Truthout Daily Digest Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Henry A. Giroux | America’s Addiction to Torture

Henry A. Giroux, Truthout: State-sanctioned torture is not just a US export; it’s part of a long history of domestic terrorism. We must connect the dots between the same lawlessness and culture that subjects foreign nationals to brutal violence, and provides immunity for killer cops at home.

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Building a Better Border Means Relating to Communities

Julie Fisher-Rowe, Truthout: Immigration advocates need to speak out and work to replace the dominant narrative around “border security” and “law and order” with a proactive, values-based story about what kind of communities we all want to live in.

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“Ban the Box” Campaigns Seek to End Discrimination Against Formerly Incarcerated College Applicants

Victoria Law, Truthout: Those who check the box on college applications asking about their criminal past can face obstacle after obstacle gaining a higher education. In New York, students who have had to check the box are organizing to ban it.

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How the CIA Covered Up Its Lie on Torture and bin Laden

Gareth Porter, Truthout: The Senate torture report reveals how senior CIA officials concealed the agency’s false account of its torture program, focused on Osama bin Laden’s courier and used the film Zero Dark Thirty to popularize its own line while suppressing evidence that contradicted it.

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Seeds of Truth: Vandana Shiva and The New Yorker

Dr. Vandana Shiva, Independent Science News: “A recent article in The New Yorker contains many lies and inaccuracies that range from the mundane … to grave fallacies that affect people’s lives. The piece has now become fodder for the social media supporting the biotech industry.”

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A Warren Run Would Change Everything

The Daily Take Team, The Thom Hartmann Program: Elizabeth Warren is a populist, and if there was one good sign from this year’s midterm elections it’s that Americans of all stripes, even those living in red states, support a populist agenda.

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CIA Torture Is Out in the Open – but Guantánamo Bay Detainees Are Still Going Nowhere

Rebecca Cordell, The Conversation: The United States and its allies complicit in the illegal, secret detention and torture program are now busily proclaiming that the torture described in the Senate report was wrong, shameful and now a thing of the past. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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How Big Oil Got Expedited Permitting for Fracking on Public Lands Into the Defense Bill

Steve Horn, DeSmogBlog: The US Senate has approved the Defense Authorization Act of 2015. The pork-barrel legislation contains a provision – among other controversial measures – to streamline permitting for hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) on US public lands.

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New York State Official Raises Alarm on Charter Schools – and Gets Ignored

Marian Wang, ProPublica: A top official in the New York State Comptroller’s Office has urged regulators to require more transparency on charter school finances. The response has been, well, nonexistent.

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How State and Local Subsidies Fuel Inequality

Brendan Fischer, PR Watch: According to a new report, when a state or local government subsidizes a major corporation like Walmart or Amazon, it is doing the most to intensify economic inequality by enriching individuals at the very top of the income hierarchy while also perpetuating poor quality jobs at the bottom.

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Prosecute the Prosecutors: A Way to Justice in Staten Island, Ferguson and Cleveland

Robert Weiner and Joseph Abay, Michigan Chronicle: The families should not be faced with a brick wall of prosecutors they think are immunized from action when lawsuits are in fact possible, especially in glaring circumstances. Civil suits against the prosecutors are another route for damages for the families of Eric Garner, Michael Brown and Tamir Rice.

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An Actual, Positive Foreign Policy Move: US to Recognize That Cuba Exists

Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: Amidst ruinous and deadly US foreign policy, the diplomatic shunning of Cuba by the United States stood as a singular act of international stupidity.

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Governor Cuomo to Ban Fracking in New York State, Citing Health Risks

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People With Mental Illnesses Are Scapegoated as Cause of Mass Shootings

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Congress Is Finally Going to Make Local Law Enforcement Report How Many People They Kill, but How Effective Will It Be?

Read the Article at Mother Jones

Abolishing the CIA

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How Congress Snuck Changes to US Environmental Policy Into New Budget Bill

Read the Article at Scientific American

Bolivia to Host 2015 Meeting of Social Movements to Fight Climate Change

Read the Article at The Bullet

Glenn Greenwald: US TV Provides Ample Platform for American Torturers, but None to Their Victims

Read the Article at The Intercept

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Why Do We Boycott the University of Illinois?

Thank you for sharing this. I did not know about the boycott. The explanation of why draws together aspects of current society that many people are likely unaware of the connections between.


by Manu Vimalassery[1]

As many of us know, thousands of individual scholars and several scholarly associations within the U.S. and beyond have publicly declared a boycott and censure of the University of Illinois, for its firing of Steven Salaita. In its immediate aims – Salaita’s reinstatement, with damages, and sanctions for the Chancellor and Board of Trustees – the boycott has failed. And yet, the boycott continues. The boycott of the University of Illinois has been organized in the name of academic freedom and faculty governance. If the above conditions are met (which would be a huge movement from where things stand now), are we to imagine that academic freedom and faculty governance are now operative (if they ever were) at the University of Illinois? As Jakeet Singh put it, “The university’s largely unprecedented step of violating the autonomy of the hiring unit… is paternalistic and treats the hiring…

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