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Truthout Daily Digest April 10,2014

To Stop an Overdose: Heroin, Narcan and the New Public Policies That Are Saving Lives

Mike Ludwig, Truthout: Voters and policy makers are slowly moving toward reforms to reduce the harm of skyrocketing numbers of opiate-related overdoses, but in the meantime, many like Truthout writer Mike Ludwig and friends will share skills that “help us keep each other alive, healthy and safe.”

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Why Is Everyone Still Calling Him “Justice” Roberts?

Sam Husseini, Truthout: “What is morally just and right – that’s not my job,” claims John Roberts, chief justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Would “Chief Legal Administrator” or “His Holiness” be a more accurate honorific?

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Evidence of GOP Interference in VW Election Is Now Overwhelming

John Logan, Truthout: Last week’s disclosure by respected Tennessee journalist Phil Williams concerning Republican dirty tricks in the Chattanooga union election demonstrates beyond any doubt that the GOP unlawfully interfered.

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Natural Gas “Addiction”: Massachusetts Cities Fight Plants, Thwarting of Alternative Power

Ellen Cantarow, Truthout: Activists in Brockton and Salem, Massachusetts, are fighting new natural gas infrastructures that will endanger both towns’ citizens while delaying – not transitioning – any move to renewable energy.

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Politicians Are Beginning to Realize Voter Suppression Is a Bad Idea

Crystal Shepeard, Care2: While candidates and political parties prepare their latest slogans for the midterm elections, current elected officials have been spending a great deal of time focusing on voter access.

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“Years of Living Dangerously”: James Cameron, Matt Damon, Harrison Ford in TV Climate Change Series

Amy Goodman and Juan González, Democracy Now!: A new Showtime television series featuring Hollywood actors and award-winning journalists brings the issue of climate change alive with the full drama and suspense of a blockbuster movie.

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Dean Baker | Ending Tax Breaks for Superrich Can Make Tax Day Fun for Rest of Us

Dean Baker, The Fresno Bee: Four simple tax changes could raise lots of money by taking away subsidies for rich people. They all make good economic sense, but they would take Washington away from its central purpose: using the government to take money from the rest of us and give it to the rich.

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Timeline: The Tortured History of the Senate’s Torture Report

Kara Brandeisky, ProPublica: Last week, the Senate Intelligence Committee voted to declassify the executive summary of its report about the CIA’s detainee program. It’s been more than five years since the committee announced its review. And it will be still more time before the public can actually read the report. Here’s what happened.

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America’s Homegrown Terror

Emanuel Pastreich and John Feffer, Foreign Policy In Focus: The greatest dangers for the US do not lurk in terrorist cells in the mountains surrounding Kandahar. Rather, our vulnerabilities are homegrown. The US plays host to thousands of nuclear weapons, toxic chemical dumps, radioactive waste storage facilities, complex pipelines and refineries, offshore oil rigs and many other potentially dangerous facilities.

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Cultural Production of Ignorance Provides Rich Field for Study

Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times: Robert Proctor, a professor of the history of science at Stanford, is one of the world’s leading experts in agnotology, a new word signifying the study of the cultural production of ignorance. He thinks that what you don’t know can hurt you and that there’s more ignorance around than there used to be.

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Governors and Legislatures Are Killing People by Not Expanding Medicaid

Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: Republican Gov. Rick Scott and the Republican legislature in Florida are likely responsible for the death of 32­ year-old Charlene Dill, a mother of three who was separated from her husband.

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Honey Maid Ad’s Positive View of Same-Sex Couple Inspires Ten Millionth Right-Wing Meltdown This Month

Read the Article at BuzzFlash

“America as theNo.1 Warmonger”: President Jimmy Carter Talks About Race, Cable News, “Slut-Shaming” and More

Read the Article at Salon

Tutu: Climate Crisis Demands “Anti-Apartheid-Style Boycott” of Fossil

Fuel Industry

Read the Article at Common Dreams

Pope Asks Pardon for Sex Abuse by Priests

Read the Article at the Associated Press

Paul Krugman | Health Care Nightmares

Read the Article at The New York Times

Naomi Klein | Why US Fracking Companies Are Licking Their Lips Over Ukraine

Read the Article at the Guardian UK

Right-Wing Media

Are Throwing Gas

on a Rancher’s Violent Threats Against the Government

Read the Article at Media Matters for America

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The Oracle Report | Thursday, April 10, 2014


Thursday, April 10, 2014

First Quarter Moon Phase: act, express, step out, break away, grow

Moon in Leo/Virgo

Ruling Mahavidya: Chinnamasta and Kali

Skill: “hold the line, purify the mind”

Negative Imprint: half empty

Positive Imprint: half full

Attention! Wise owls are called upon to use their skills to maintain a positive balance to the energy today. The predominant energy tempts us into feeling disappointed, unrecognized, frustrated, and defeated. We are going to flip this energy upside down.

The key to doing so lies in seeing the glass half full as opposed to half empty. We easily see what is lacking, but are we minimizing or dismissing what we already have and what we already are? Focus on what is already available and build from there. Adjust your expectations if necessary.

Don’t be fooled into thinking things will never be better. This is a trick.

If you set an “intention” for the new year back at the New Moon on March 30, today you will want to re-dedicate that intention in some way. Re-state the intention, reinforce it with another meditation, or reform it if needed. The universe opens to receive our will. Take advantage of the opportunity.

Strong feelings of nationalism can arise with today’s energy. The positive angle to this is the protection of higher ideals, not dedication to falsity.

We are co-creating with the Divine Sophia, the goddess embodied as our planet, to make our world and our lives in line with natural world order. Today, be part of this parliament of wise owl spiritual warriors. Stand up and be counted. Remain in line in defense of all that upholds freedom and beauty. We are formidable and will not be led astray today.


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The Oracle Report Wednesday, April 10, 2013


New Moon Phase – Moon in Aries

Get ready to be jacked up! The influx of this New Moon’s energy will upgrade our personal energetic frequencies/signatures, bringing us to a wider level of wisdom. Remember that this month will blow our minds in some way (dramatically change our perspective and enable us to see what we previously could not). With the New Moon at the Eris Point in tight conjunction with Eris, Mars, and Venus, interpersonal relationships make a shift and the world stage is host mostly to a battlefield. People tend to be reactionary and aggressive under the influence of Eris energy, so be aware of this potential. Pick your own battles.

We understand the duality of this energy. We know we can find as much beauty as we can strife. The task for wise owls today is to hold the space for the wonderful elements of this New Moon. “Maintain and contain” and don’t get pulled into emotional whirlwinds with people unless you are moved to take a stand. Keep your personal shield strong. Let’s guard this mother energy so that it can do its work to bring about emergence of higher consciousness within the human collective. Today marks the “Strike Point” and intentions that are set in place over this New Moon have a great deal of power for manifestation. We know that some will use this to manifest ill will, but we never forget there is another side. Remember that our bodies will have strange responses to this energetic upgrade, so stop and rest as often as possible. If we can release the need to control, this day will move better for us.

(Note: I need to correct a statement I made in the audio from April 4. I discussed the Eris Point energies in play in November and I mistakenly referenced Sandy Hook when I meant Newtown, Connecticut. In my mind, Aurora, Sandy Hook, and Newtown are all connected in that they are different stages of the same occult ritual. They all link together and I think of them interchangeably.)