News-in-Transition

5 April 2017

  - Every single day, grocery stores throw out perfectly good food either because it’s not pretty (too bruised, funny shaped) or because it has “gone bad.” However, the reality is that the food that’s thrown away is still healthy and edible and could provide much-needed calories, sustenance, energy for someone who is starving or struggling to feed themselves or their family. That’s right. People go hungry here because we routinely throw away perfectly good food.

But, thanks to groups like Feeding America, who understand the importance of capturing excess food and providing it to people in need, good food no longer has to go to waste. “Last year, the Feeding America network and our partners diverted over 2 billion pounds of safe, edible food that might otherwise have gone to waste, to Americans facing hunger.”

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4 April 2017

 - People in the small town of Cajamarca, Colombia understand that water is life, and that’s why they rejected a $35 billion gold mine project, choosing instead to put people and the Earth before profit. “Around 98 percent of the residents in Cajamarca said no to the mine due to concerns over the environment and water pollution.”

The South African company, AngloGold Ashanti, wanted to build the gold mine (La Colosa) in Central Colombia. It is planned to be the biggest gold mine in South America, and has the backing of the national government. However, residents of Cajamarca, the planned location of the mine, overwhelmingly rejected the project in a recent referendum.

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4 April 2017

 - Just as birders can identify birds by their melodious calls, David George Haskell can distinguish trees by their sounds. The task is especially easy when it rains, as it so often does in the Ecuadorian rainforest. Depending on the shapes and sizes of their leaves, the different plants react to falling drops by producing “a splatter of metallic sparks” or “a low, clean, woody thump” or “a speed-typist’s clatter.” Every species has its own song. Train your ears (and abandon the distracting echoes of a plastic rain jacket) and you can carry out a botanical census through sound alone.

“I’ve taught ornithology to students for many years,” says Haskell, a natural history writer and professor of biology at Sewanee. “And I challenge my students: Okay, now that you’ve learned the songs of 100 birds, your task is to learn the sounds of 20 trees. Can you tell an oak from a maple by ear? I have them go out, pour their attention into their ears, and harvest sounds. It’s an almost meditative experience. And from that, you realize that trees sound different, and they have amazing sounds coming from them. Our unaided ears can hear how a maple tree changes its voice as a soft leaves of early spring change into the dying one of autumn.”

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3 April 2017

 - “For thousands of years Australia was a timeless land where things stood still and very little change took place. The Aboriginal people were cut off from the rest of the world, unaware of all the things going on around the globe. Time had passed them by, whilst in other places, great civilisations built up, and great civilisations were built up on the ruins of other civilisations.

“It was a world of good and evil. Great and wonderful things were happening as humanity strived towards greater knowledge and understanding. Scholars traveled all over the world seeking knowledge in other lands, exchange of cultures and ideas were taking place, it was an exciting world of new discoveries and inventions as mankind pressed ever forward. It was also a world of great and terrible things, as large armies clashed and wars swept continents.

“Civilisation as we have it today,  did not come easily to mankind, for there was a price to pay. The price paid, was the blood, sweat, and tears of the people of the ages. Cultures clashed with cultures, there was religious intolerance, and whole races of people became wiped out from the face of the earth.

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3 April 2017

karimic-tools-144 - 4/5 ~ Mars (energy) ~trine~ Pluto (transformation): This is an active, transformative energy that will help you to change your life in a healthy, positive way. You may have the energy & inclination to make major personal (and permanent) changes to who you are and what you want on a deep Soul level...

 - 4/7 ~ Sun (core essential Self) ~oppose~ Jupiter (expansion & learning):  This energy is a double-edge sword in that you may "feel" positive and optimistic - which is a good thing - but it is also prone to excess - which brings us to the philosophy of "anything in moderation" or "balance in all things". Be positive but be alert too! Beware of the urge to overdo it or over-extend yourself on any level...

 - 4/8 ~ Venus (values) ~square~ Saturn (foundation): This energy can make you feel cool & detached with loved ones. It is time to 'take stock' of your relationships and really evaluate the level of balance between giving & receiving. Business or personal - relationships must have a balance of give & take. You may feel more aware of your true independence in life and start reevaluating the need for certain relationships in your life...

 - 4/8 ~ Sun (illumination) ~square~ Pluto (transformation): This is a challenge to grow out of your comfort zone and into new territory. That said, with Pluto in Capricorn (2008-2024), twice a year for these 16-years, when the Sun is in Aries (Spring) and Libra (Fall), we get an opportunity to grow & change in fundamental departments of life: self vs other and home vs work...

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2 April 2017

 - Is a feeling of disappointment, gloom, or hopelessness sweeping through the activist community, the “revolutionaries,” or the people who generally care about the future?

It seems like this is where we are at, in this “awakening” some of us have experienced in the past several years: a moment of transition.

In the past few decades, a seemingly small number of people in areas around the world have used the internet to understand what the world is made of, and why we are in servitude (or slavery) to a wealthy class of people who use “the system” to keep us in place.

Then, there are the masses of people who have no idea that we are in a state of slavery. They believe in authority and government still.

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2 April 2017

 - Yesterday, a landmark ruling occurred in South Africa when the Western Cape High Court decided that keeping weed (dagga) illegal is unconstitutional. The decision marks a significant change in the South African nation, as cannabis has essentially been legalized for private use.

Until March 31, 2017, the herb was illegal to grow, own or use under the “Criminal Prohibition of Dagga Act.” The Court deemed the prohibition to be unfair, outdated and discriminatory, however and said that the law disproportionately targeted people of color.

As a result, it is now legal for people to possess and use cannabis in their homes, as well as grown their own plants. Lawmakers now have 24 months to update the Drug Trafficking Act and the Medicines Control Act to reflect the recent ruling which is being celebrated by cannabis activists around the world.

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1 April 2017

 - As relations with the West continue to deteriorate — and the potential for crushing sanctions remains tangible — President Vladimir Putin has begun preparing to release Russia from the crushing grip of the international banking system completely, by moving to a nationalist model based and conducting transactions with allies in gold.

In short, Russia has plans to abandon central banks and the dollar — if, indeed, the shit hits the fan.

Russia isn’t alone — the move away from the much-maligned, Western-centric international banking cartels toward a system less dependent on massive banks comprises a new plan for BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) and their allies to vacate the almighty dollar and assert independence.

For Putin, the bulk issue pertains to the Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, or SWIFT, system — which allows for speedy and secure financial transfers worldwide — and threats from the United States and its allies to cut Russian banks from access.

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1 April 2017

 - Under a new bill introduced on Capitol Hill, the federal government would pay the Navajo Nation nearly $200 million for water projects, with another $8 million coming from Utah, as part of a deal to end more than a decade of contention over water rights.

Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) introduced the bill on Thursday, with Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) filing companion legislation in the House. Senate Bill 664 would authorize the US government to spend up to $198.3 million for Navajo water projects like wells, pipelines and treatment plants.

It took more than 13 years for a federal negotiations team from the Bureau of Reclamation, the state of Utah and the Navajo Nation to agree to a deal, which the current Navajo Nation Council listed as a priority when it took office in 2015. Formal discussions between Utah and the Navajo Nation began after the two sides signed a memorandum of agreement in 2003.

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1 April 2017

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1 April 2017

 - Gandhi is known the world over as the man who single-handedly catalyzed the exit from India of the most powerful imperialistic force on the planet of his time. But did you know he was also uncompromisingly against the 'violence' of vaccination?

Almost one century ago, Gandhi published a book where he deconstructed the dangers and lack of effectiveness of vaccines and the agendas surrounding them.  His voice rings true now more than ever.

Gandhi’s opposition to imperialism and its varied forms of violence extended to all areas of British rule. This included the bio-imperialism of the British vaccination program, which according to Gandhi was imposed upon his people against their will:

“Its supporters are not content with its adoption by those who have no objection to it, but seek to impose it with the aid of penal laws and rigorous punishments on all people alike.”

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31 March 2017

 - After the catastrophic attacks of September 11 2001 monumental sorrow and a feeling of desperate and understandable anger began to permeate the American psyche. A few people at that time attempted to promote a balanced perspective by pointing out that the United States had also been responsible for causing those same feelings in people in other nations, but they produced hardly a ripple. Although Americans understand in the abstract the wisdom of people around the world empathizing with the suffering of one another, such a reminder of wrongs committed by our nation got little hearing and was soon overshadowed by an accelerated “war on terrorism.”

But we must continue our efforts to develop understanding and compassion in the world. Hopefully, this article will assist in doing that by addressing the question “How many September 11ths has the United States caused in other nations since WWII?” This theme is developed in this report which contains an estimated numbers of such deaths in 37 nations as well as brief explanations of why the U.S. is considered culpable.

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31 March 2017

 - Your body is an amazing, intelligent structure that carries so much wisdom and knowledge. The more you listen to your body, the better your health, and the better your connection with your soul purpose.

Our body is always in communication with us, the trick is learning how to listen to our bodies and respond to the signs that we see, hear, smell, feel and taste.

When you are going through your day-to-day life or a period of stress, your body reacts by releasing energy. This is achieved through these 6 common bodily functions.

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