News-in-Transition

11 November 2012

- Thirteen years ago, photographer Miyoko Ihara began snapping pictures of the budding relationship between her now 88-year-old grandmother, Misao, and her odd-eyed kitten, Fukumaru. Since Misao found the cat abandoned in a shed, the pair have barely ever been apart. Their beautiful friendship is documented in a photo book, Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat.

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10 November 2012

 - As rates for cancer, heart disease, high cholesterol, obesity, and diabetes continue to climb, many people seem to be searching for a magic bullet to have optimal health overnight.

Optimal health is not an overnight guarantee. Experts in natural health point out the obvious: a solid balanced diet, moderate exercise, and stress reduction form the basis for longevity.

A diet rich in "superfoods" is absolutely essential. According to health writers at Natural Society, it is important to use targeted superfoods on a seasonal basis for best results.

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9 November 2012

 - Believe it or not, electricity is one of the most abundant resources on the planet, the only thing that is difficult is finding ways to tap into this energy safely.

Many inventors and scientists since Nikola Tesla have discovered ways to solve this problem effectively, but due to the radical change that this would bring to the social structure, these technologies have always been suppressed.

In Africa where central power grids are few and far in between, generators are an everyday part of life. Just recently 4 teenage girls created one of the most cost effective generators that you could possibility think of in terms of fuel, because it’s fuel source, human urine, is widely abundant.

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8 November 2012

 - By stalling pending court cases, the Brazilian government is allowing construction of the Belo Monte Dam to continue illegally. If the rule of law is followed, these lawsuits could stop the construction of the dam, which will destroy 400,000 hectares of virgin Amazon and the ancestral grounds of 40 000 indigenous people.

Please add your voice to the petition urging the judiciary to urgently rule upon the slew of lawsuits against the dam that are currently stalled in its courts.

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7 November 2012

- If you spend a lot of time online, you might well have asked yourself the question: is my computer killing me? This infographic takes a look at some of the biggest threats to your health from the PC, and how to stop them from affecting you.

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6 November 2012

- A total solar eclipse will take place on 13-14 November 2012, beginning locally on November 13 west of the International Date Line over northern Australia, and ending on November 14 east of the date line off the western South American coast.

A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partially obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is larger than the Sun, blocking all direct Sunlight, turning day into darkness.

Evidence has shown a connection between Solar and Lunar Eclipses and catastrophic events, with large earth changing events occurring within a 14 day window prior to, and 14 days immediately following an Eclipse.

Will a similar scenario occur as the result of the coming full solar eclipse? Let's take a look at history and the scientific evidence of "cycles".

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5 November 2012

- In some respects, November is a good news/bad news month; in others, it is a Rorschach (ink blot) test. What we think we see will have a lot to do with what we get. And for a great many of us, for those who choose so, November is a portal into a new and better time.

The difficult aspects are in the foreground.  The good aspects are powerful and lasting, but they are in the background. So how we come out of November, the choices we make, will depend a lot on where we put our focus.

The bad news for November is a month-long series of challenging aspects with a respite in the middle of the month.

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4 November 2012

 - 11/9 ~ Venus (socialize) ~trine~ Jupiter (optimism):

This is a most pleasant energy, although short lived. This is a good time to enjoy some kind of social activity. No pressure - just easy, laid back fun. It can make you prone to laziness, but only if you’re already prone to it...

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3 November, 2012

 - With their grey skin, mournful eyes and slow plodding gait, you could be forgiven for thinking elephants are uniformly melancholy creatures.

But scientists have now discovered the largest living land animals have personalities to match their size.

In a new study of African elephants, researchers have identified four distinct characters that are prevalent with a herd – the leaders, the gentle giants, the playful rogues and the reliable plodders.

Each of the types has developed to help the giant mammals survive in their harsh environment and are almost unique in the animal kingdom, according to the scientists.

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1 November 2012

 - According to history, a man named Lao Tzu, who lived around 600 BCE, founded Taoism. He is the author of a treatise called Tao Te Ching, which translates into English as, "The Book of The Natural Way and of Natural Virtues."

Anarchy and Taoism share a central premise. This premise is that only natural, uncoerced and voluntary action is acceptable. Both Anarchy and Taoism realize that any restriction to this process creates the seeds for disorder and chaos. As anarchists, we struggle every day against the idea that "Might makes Right." Whenever force is involved, that force carries with it the seeds of its own destruction.

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31 October 2012

 - In High Times magazine, Chris Bennett wrote a great article entitled "WAS JESUS A STONER?" Highly informative, the article was well-researched, yet I arrived at a different conclusion than Mr. Bennett .

I believe very strongly that Jesus was a distributor of medicinal marijuana and used it to heal many afflictions in his time.

The holy anointing oil was not only used and distributed but it was an integral part of Jesus’s practices and teachings.  “As Jesus and his followers began to spread the healing knowledge of cannabis around the ancient world, the singular Christ became the plural term ‘Christians’,” that is those who have been smeared or anointed with the holy oil.

“If cannabis was one of the main ingredients of the ancient anointing oil and receiving this oil is what made Just the Christ and his follower Christian, then persecuting those who use cannabis could be considered anti-Christ”, was the conclusion Mr. Bennett arrived at.

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30 October 2012

 - According to a study published back in 1998, there is a direct connection between the Sun’s solar storms and human biological effects.

The conduit which facilitates the charged particles from the Sun to human disturbance — is the very same conduit which steers Earth’s weather —– the magnetic field. Animals and humans have a magnetic field which surrounds them — in the very same way the magnetic field surrounds the Earth as a protector.

From 1948 to 1997, the Institute of North Industrial Ecology Problems in Russia found that geomagnetic activity showed three seasonal peaks each of those years (March to May, in July, and in October). Every peak matched an increased incidence of anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and suicide in the city of Kirovsk.

Electromagnetic activity from the sun affects our electronic devices and human electromagnetic field. We are physically, mentally, and emotionally altered by electromagnetic charges from the sun, and our bodies can feel sleepy but also become highly energized.

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29 October 2012

 - 10/28 ~ Mars (action) ~oppose~ Jupiter (expansion):

This energy is perfect for working on your “grand vision” and that is exactly what you’ll “feel” like doing. Anything or anyone that blocks you from that should be consciously (and kindly) dealt with and then get to it! Mars is action and Jupiter is expansion and they are dancing together...

10/29 ~ Mercury (communication) ~square~ Neptune (dissolution):

This is a mixed blessing energy. On one hand, it's good for spiritual study and giving your dreams a little energy (if your schedule permits). On the other hand, it makes for major miscommunications between people...

10/30 ~ Sun (core identity) ~sextile~ Pluto (transformation):

This is a healthy, positive, transformative energy. You will have access to energy that will help you change your immediate environment for the better and/or clear up an issue that has been pressing for some time now...

11/1 ~ Venus (values) ~oppose~ Uranus (freedom):

Any time Uranus is involved, it becomes the “wild card” and hard to predict HOW things will unfold, but right now there is a push-pull between your apparent values and your unique individual self...

11/3 ~ Venus (your values) ~square~ Pluto (transformation):

Hang on - it's going to be a challenging - but hopefully enlightening - week! The first energy to contend with will have much to do with relationships. It creates very intense emotional experiences...

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