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Truthout Daily Digest Friday February 14, 2014

Why Are GOP Politicians and Anti-Union Groups Interfering With the VW Vote?

John Logan, Truthout: Volkswagen accepts that its Chattanooga workers may vote for the union representation enjoyed by workers at all the company’s 61 major facilities outside of the United States and China: Why are Tennessee Republican politicians and a host of outside interests interfering?

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After Outcry From Antiwar Activists, Kareem Khan Has Been Released

Candice Bernd, Truthout: Since witnesses reported that Pakistani anti-drone activist Kareem Kahn was kidnapped from his home, antiwar activists mobilized to demand the truth behind the abduction. Khan was released in the early morning hours February 14. He had been interrogated, beaten and tortured.

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North Carolina Coal Ash Pond Still Leaking as Feds Launch Criminal Probe

Mike Ludwig, Truthout: Federal authorities launched a criminal investigation following Duke Energy’s massive coal ash spill and reports of ongoing leaks into North Carolina’s Dan River, amid allegations the state has long turned a blind eye.

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Waging War on Valentine’s Day

AK Thompson, Truthout: What are the connections between love and struggle? How can we rescue radical love from cardboard expression and use it to “restore the humanity” of our oppressors?

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John Pilger | “Good” and “Bad” War – and the Struggle of Memory Against Forgetting

John Pilger, Truthout: The United States extended its empire by dividing up Korea into the “good” South and the “bad” North in the “forgotten war” following WWII. By 2020, China will be ringed by US missiles and nuclear weapons-armed aircraft. Will this history also be forgotten?

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Massachusetts Teachers Aim To Knock Down “Data Walls”

Sarah Jaffe, In These Times: Last year, K-12 teachers in the Holyoke, Massachusetts, school district were told to try a new tactic to improve test scores: posting “data walls” of students’ scores in their classrooms. The data walls are seen as the latest salvo in a war over what many see as “predatory education reform.”

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Stop Burning Out the Activists

Bill Shireman, Truthout: It is exhausting to lead a nonprofit this way: scrounging for dollars from individuals, foundations and the wealthy, then advocating your objectives with the other half of your life. This model often burns out the people, drives out the ideas and leads to vested interest control. There are alternatives.

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Paul Krugman | Redefining the Middle Class

Paul Krugman, Krugman & Co.: One of the odd things about the United States has long been the immense range of people who consider themselves to be middle class – and are deluding themselves. Low-paid workers who would be considered poor by international standards nonetheless consider themselves lower-middle-class.

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Five Messed-Up Things That Are in Your Food

Martha Rosenberg, AlterNet: Many of these ingredients are banned in Europe, but here in the good old USA, there’s a good chance you are eating some of these products and byproducts.

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How Our Big, Cheap Wedding Fought Consumerism and Helped the Planet

Linnea M. Paton, Waging Nonviolence: “Once we had decided affirmatively that, yes, we did want to get married, we were left with a daunting question: What does a noncommercial, environmentalist, radical wedding look like?”

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BuzzFlash

The Buzzflash commentary for Truthout will return soon.

When Did PBS Become the Plutocratic Broadcasting Service?

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Eugene Robinson | The GOP’s Health Crisis

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Lights Out for NSA? Maryland Lawmakers Push To Cut Water, Electricity to Spy Agency Headquarters

Read the Article at US News & World Report

Obama to Announce Millions of Dollars in Drought Assistance for California

Read the Article at The Los Angeles Times

Last Flight of the Monarchs? A Plea for Help for the Dying Butterflies

Read the Article at The Daily Beast

Tom “Kristallnacht” Perkins’ Latest Idea: Give the Wealthy More Votes

Read the Article at Talking Points Memo

Charles P. Pierce | A Bad Week for the American Center

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SaLuSa Friday February 14, 2014 Mike Quinsey

We understand your anxiety at the apparent slow progress that is being made in curtailing the activities of the dark Ones. We have in fact prevented them from causing major incidents including another war, and we shall continue to restrict their opportunities to cause serious trouble.

Be assured that we have matters under our control, but nevertheless have to exercise non-interference when it is necessary. We refer of course to karmic situations where lessons remain to be learnt. However, the period you have recently entered is one that will bring major changes, leading to eventual peace. We ask you therefore to think positively and envision the Love and Peace which is descending upon Earth.

Bear in mind that we are well advanced in our efforts to contain the dark Ones, and gradually they are having to accept that they can no longer do just as they like. Indeed, they are finding it difficult to stem the change in their fortunes, and are unable to act with the freedom they once had.

This is in part due to the number of people who are awakening to the Light, and leaving behind any attachment to the dark Ones activities. Although you may be unaware of it, the Light is now the dominant force upon the Earth. It will continue to be so and carry on expanding until the Light is in total control. By then a New Age will truly be upon you, and you will have been prepared to fully anticipate in it.

We are guiding and giving every encouragement to Lightworkers to push ahead with their commitments, knowing that nothing can now stop their onward progress. You will of course have been aware of the potential for success before you incarnated upon Earth.

Every Lightworker who was chosen to work for the Light at this time will have known that it was to be a special occasion and is entitled to feel privileged. Be assured that you were selected because of your experience and ability to give of yourselves as required. At the same time your evolution is furthered by your new experiences and opportunities to clear karma. Sometimes the most difficult challenges are accepted by you at such times as, with faith in your own abilities and assistance given, you know that there is no reason why you should experience anything other than success.

Earth is something of a showpiece at this time, and many other civilisations draw near to observe the period that you are in. The reason is because you are going to have an experience that has not happened on it during any earlier cycle. You have undertaken to ascend with your physical body, which will adapt to the higher energies.

Your experience will be unique, and as you ascend you will find that your consciousness levels increase very rapidly. As you enter the higher energies you will be joined by Beings who have already ascended, and they will assist you. You are to join the Ascended Brotherhood and opportunities will given you to choose your own preferred path.

At present there are many representatives on your Earth from other planets in your Solar System, and beyond. It is as you might say “all hands on deck” as the occasion calls for the most experienced Beings to ensure complete success. You will find that as you get to experience other levels of Being and other civilisations, that it is normal for higher Beings to assist those below them. You Are One and help is always given to those who are also travelling your path. In fact, all paths lead back to the Godhead, and you are at liberty to experience as you choose, although at a certain level you will joyfully and willingly do the Will of God.

Your World continues to experience birthing pains as the old has to be swept away to make way for the new, and as you are finding it can result in very trying times. However, these will only last for a limited period, following which you will find that everything becomes more settled.

We, and Beings from other planets, will openly come to Earth and mix with you. We have much to impart and much to give you that will speed up your Ascension to the higher levels. Be assured that you are never without help, and we are active all of the time even if you are not fully aware of our presence.

We are preparing to address you on the subject of many matters that will be of importance to you in the near future. There is much that you need to keep an open mind about, as over a long period you have been deliberately misled and misinformed to hold you back. We are in fact now doing our best to gently awaken you to the truth, but for many it will be incomprehensible and too much to take in. All we can say at this time is that it is wise for every soul to be open to new ideas and not become too set in your thinking.

I am SaLuSa from Sirius and assure you of our help at all times. It will seem to many of you that the world is turning upside down – this is not the case, but simply the result of necessary changes that will gradually settle the Earth into a period of calm and peace. It is not only the physical aspects that are involved, but energies that continually move around it.

Thank you SaLuSa.

Mike Quinsey

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