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I'm often torn between only focusing on the good, in order to manifest more of it in the Universe... But there is much information that needs to be understood so you will find disturbing things here, alongside the wonderful things. I hope to help you make the most informed decisions possible.
Cassini spacecraft obtains best views of Saturn hexagon Phys.org | 4 December 2013
This colorful view from NASA’s Cassini mission is the highest-resolution view of the unique six-sided jet stream at Saturn’s north pole known as “the hexagon.” This movie, made from images obtained by Cassini’s imaging cameras, is the first to show the hexagon in color filters, and the first movie to show a complete view from the north pole down to about 70 degrees north latitude.
Hey Sam. Are auras real? My dad says they are not real and it is just new age hippie crap. I believe in you because I know you tell the truth.
To which I replied:
Well the idea of the aura also known as the “halo” or “nimbus” has cropped up in every culture on every continent. We see them of course in Christian iconography but also in Roman and Greek iconography as well as Hindu, Buddhist, Egyptian, Incan and Aztec. Beings of great power are seen with energy fields surrounding them. Sometimes around the head but often the entire body. It is thought that the universal tradition of rulers wearing a crown is in emulation of this phenomena. It is a fact that the human brain and especially the human heart emit powerful electric fields and powerful magnetic fields. (See the top figure above). It is also the case that humans have organs in their heads which allow them to sense these fields. It is amazing at how similar these fields look when compared to ancient depictions of auras or halos. So, there is no doubt that the fields exist. Science has confirmed this. The real question is how did the ancients know they existed and how come so many people today all over the world can sense them without sophisticated electronic equipment?
Hot on the heels of the second year of Black Friday protests last week, fast-food restaurant workers in 100 cities around the U.S. plan to strike on Thursday, organizers have announced.
Their call is for a $15 an hour minimum wage, a major but necessary, hike from the current federal minimum wage of $7.25. While one-day strikes have been happening for the last year in major cities like Seattle, New York City, and Los Angeles, they’ll be happening for the first time this week in Providence, Rhode Island; Charleston, South Carolina; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the New York Times reported.
It has been a big year for both retail and fast-food industry worker public actions. This spring and summer were dotted with one-day fast-food strikes of McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s restaurants around the country. In August, retail and fast-food workers in 50 cities staged a one-day walkout for their cause. The calls come as cities are grappling with growing class inequality and poverty. One solution is to raise the minimum wage. Last week, Seattle area voters approved a ballot measure to increase the minimum wage in SeaTac to $15 an hour, a harbinger of changes to come, advocates hope.
Food security is national security! These folks need support. Buy a $20 shirt and they will throw in heirloom tomato seeds. Brett is a two-tour Iraq vet and his wife Kristy is about to give birth to their second child. They are dear friends of mine and I would really like to help them.
The price of a bitcoin topped $900 last week, an enormous surge in value that arrived amidst Congressional hearings where top U.S. financial regulators took a surprisingly rosy view of digital currency. Just 10 months ago, a bitcoin sold for a measly $13.
The spike was big news across the globe, from Washington to Tokyo to China, and it left many asking themselves: “What the hell is a bitcoin?” It’s a good question — not only for those with little understanding of the modern financial system and how it intersects with modern technology, but also for those steeped in the new internet-driven economy that has so quickly remade our world over the last 20 years.
Bitcoin is a digital currency, meaning it’s money controlled and stored entirely by computers spread across the internet, and this money is finding its way to more and more people and businesses around the world. But it’s much more than that, and many people — including the sharpest of internet pioneers as well as seasoned economists — are still struggling to come to terms with its many identities.
With that in mind, we give you this: an idiot’s guide to bitcoin. And there’s no shame in reading. Nowadays, as bitcoin is just beginning to show what it’s capable of, we’re all neophytes.
Any currency that can jump to 69x previous value in 10 months while also having miniature economic bubbles burst twice within that time period is not a stable currency. Bitcoins are functionally stocks for bourgeoisie nerds that want to feel good about ‘escaping the system’ and ‘avoiding the Fed’.
Plans to finalize construction of a controversial high-tech surveillance hub in Oakland, California will continue as planned following a heated City Council meeting late Tuesday evening that stretched into Wednesday morning.
Lawmakers in Oakland voted 6-to-1 at the gathering to move forward with plans pertaining to the city’s Domain Awareness Center (DAC), an all-seeing intelligence-analysis complex that when completed will link data captured by surveillance cameras, gunshot detectors, license plate readers, Geographic Information Systems mapping and social media feeds to provide law enforcement personnel and emergency responders with 24/7 access to seemingly all public activity within the town of 400,000.