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KLEINER'S KORNER FOR WEEK OF JUNE 30, 2008
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY - INDEPENDENCE DAY IN THE USA!


"In the United States, Independence Day (commonly known as the Fourth of July) is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.

Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, picnics, baseball games, and various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States, but is often also viewed as simply a summer festival, apart from its patriotic overtones.

Independence Day, the only holiday that celebrates the United States, is a national holiday marked by patriotic displays. Similar to other summer-themed events, Independence Day celebrations often take place outdoors. Independence Day is a federal holiday, so all non-essential federal institutions (like the postal service and federal courts) are closed on that day. Many politicians make it a point on this day to appear at a public event to praise the nation's heritage, laws, history, society, and people.

Families often celebrate Independence Day with a picnic or barbecue, and take advantage of the day off and in some years, long weekend to gather with relatives. Decorations (e.g., streamers, balloons, and clothing) are generally colored red, white, and blue, the colors of the American flag. Parades often are in the morning, while fireworks displays occur in the evening at such places as parks, fairgrounds, or town squares.

Independence Day fireworks are often accompanied by patriotic songs such as the national anthem ("The Star-Spangled Banner"), "God Bless America", "America the Beautiful", "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "This Land Is Your Land", "Stars and Stripes Forever", and, regionally, "Yankee Doodle" in northeastern states and "Dixie" in southern states. Some of the lyrics recall images of the Revolutionary War or the War of 1812.

Firework shows are held in many states, and many fireworks are sold for personal use or as an alternative to a public show...

Major displays are held in New York on the East River, in Chicago on Lake Michigan, Boston on the Charles River, and on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. During the annual Windsor-Detroit International Freedom Festival, Detroit, Michigan, and Windsor, Ontario host one of the world's largest fireworks displays, over the Detroit River, to celebrate both American Independence Day and Canada Day," quoting Wikipedia.
link here
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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"The time is now near at hand which must probably determine whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own...
The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage and conduct of this army. Our cruel and unrelenting enemy leaves us only the choice of brave resistance, or the most abject submission. We have, therefore, to resolve to conquer or die,."
George Washington (1732-1799)
General orders, 2 July 1776,
in J. C. Fitzpatrick (ed.)
Writings of George Washington vol 5 (1932) p. 211
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KLEINER'S KORNER FOR WEEK OF JUNE 23, 2008
There will be no Kleiner's Korner the week of June 30, as is seen now. Look for your next Kleiner's Korner the week of July 7th.

1. TIME TRAVELER PROFESSOR UPDATES HIS WORK
“Dr. Ron Mallett was interviewed in April by Beyond the Ordinary – KRSE where he updated his work on time travel. Dr. Mallett is a Professor of Physics at the University of Connecticut & author of "Time Traveler: A Scientist's Personal Mission to Make Time Travel a Reality." He advanced Black Hole theory in the process, shared a lot more in this interview. link here

A two-time visitor to Yelm as speaker at Ramtha's School, Dr. Mallett’s book is available here: link here

"Film rights to TIME TRAVELER by Dr. Ronald Mallett with Bruce Henderson -- the inspiring memoir by one of America’s first African American Ph.D.’s in theoretical physics who has discovered the basic equations for a working time machine -- have been acquired by director Spike Lee’s production company, Forty Acres & A Mule Filmworks,Inc. The Emmy-winning and Academy Award-nominated Lee will co-write the script and direct.
link here

TIME TRAVELER: A Scientist’s Personal Mission to Make Time Travel a Reality (Basic Books) is the compelling and touching story of a man whose deep childhood trauma -- at age ten the sudden death of his father -- drove him on a quest to build a time machine in an attempt to go back in time to save his father," quoting the June 16th Press Release.
link here

Dr. Mallett's website:
link here

Dr. Mallett also appeared in SuperConsciousness Magazine:
link here
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2. “SCIENTISTS SEE FIRST FLASH FORM DYING STAR”
“Like a cosmic Grim Reaper, a blast of ultraviolet light signals the violent death of the universe's most massive stars. Now astronomers have viewed this heavenly harbinger for the first time,” quoting Space.com. link here
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3. NEW NASA TELESCOPE NOW IN ORBIT
Today[June 11, 2008], NASA's Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST for short) left Earth onboard a Delta II rocket. "The entire GLAST Team is elated," reported program manager Kevin Grady of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center shortly after the rocket's liftoff from Cape Canaveral. "The observatory is now on-orbit and all systems continue to operate as planned."
What is NASA's newest space telescope going to accomplish? GLAST will explore the most extreme environments in the universe, searching for signs of new laws of physics, investigating the nature of dark matter, and many other things as well. Read today's story, A Violent History of Time, to preview one of the deep mysteries researchers hope GLAST will solve,” quoting NASA. link here
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4. “TEN TIMES THE TURBINE”
“Today’s largest wind farms are the size of small towns, made up of turbines 30 stories tall with blades the size of 747 wings. Those behemoths produce a great deal of power, but manufacturing, transporting, and installing them is both expensive and difficult, and back orders are common as the industry grows by more than 40 percent a year. The solution, says inventor Doug Selsam, is to think smaller: Capture more power with less material by putting 2, 10, someday dozens of smaller rotors on the same shaft linked to the same generator,” quoting Popular Science. link here
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5. “SCIENTISTS: 115-YEAR-OLD'S BRAIN WORKED PERFECTLY”
“A Dutch woman who was the oldest person in the world when she died at age 115 in 2005 appeared sharp right up to the end, joking that pickled herring was the secret to her longevity.
Scientists say that Henrikje van Andel-Schipper's mind was probably as good as it seemed: a post-mortem analysis of her brain revealed few signs of Alzheimer's or other diseases commonly associated with a decline in mental ability in old age.
That came as something of a surprise, said Gert Holstege, a professor at Groningen University, whose findings will be published in the August edition of Neurobiology of Aging,” quoting the AP. link here
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6. “’LUCKY’ GIRL HIT BY LIGHTNING, THEN WINS LOTTERY”
“No one quite understands the term "striking it lucky" better than 16-year-old BreAnna Helsel. The Michigan teen survived being struck by lightning [June 6] and went on to win $20 in the lottery the next day,” quoting the AP. link here
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7. “LORENZO: THE FLYING FRENCH MAN”
“20 years ago, Lorenzo started to do some acrobatic tricks with his Camargue pony in the South of France.

Today Lorenzo is one of the most famous actors, performing his both acts all around the world with a team of 12 horses, "Lorenzo Action and Lorenzo Emotion" link here

Lorenzo, the flying Frenchman video: link here
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8. "UNICORN DEER IS FOUND IN ITALIAN PRESERVE"
"A deer with a single horn in the center of its head — much like the fabled, mythical unicorn — has been spotted in a nature preserve in Italy, park officials said Wednesday [June 11].
The 1-year-old Roe Deer — nicknamed "Unicorn" — was born in captivity in the research center's park in the Tuscan town of Prato, near Florence, Tozzi said.
He is believed to have been born with a genetic flaw; his twin has two horns," quoting the AP.
link here
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9. "HONDA ROLLS OUT A NEW ZERO-EMISSION CAR"
"Honda’s new zero-emission, hydrogen fuel cell car rolled off a Japanese production line Monday and is headed to Southern California, where Hollywood is already abuzz over the latest splash in green motoring.

The FCX Clarity, which runs on hydrogen and electricity, emits only water and none of the noxious fumes believed to induce global warming. It is also two times more energy efficient than a gas-electric hybrid and three times that of a standard gasoline-powered car, the company says.

Japan’s third biggest automaker expects to lease out a “few dozen” units this year and about 200 units within three years. In California, a three-year lease will run $600 a month, which includes maintenance and collision coverage," quoting the AP.
[Ed. Note: Count me in upon the Washington State debut!]
link here
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10. GARDEN NEWS
A. “EATING ONLY WHAT GROWS AROUND YOU”
“Once the purview of foodies and hippies, 'locavorism' is going mainstream.
Recently, however, a small but devoted number of Americans have started to think a lot more about the origin of the food going into their grocery cart. Worried about the environmental impact of shipping food hundreds of miles, plus the dwindling fate of local farmers – and obsessed with the idea of eating really good food – these extreme eaters try to only buy food that is grown within a 100-mile radius of their own home,” quoting MSNBC. link here

B. “A WALK THROUGH THE TREETOPS”
“London's Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew recently opened an attraction that gives visitors the chance to walk among the treetops and examine tree canopies from a new perspective. The Xstrata Treetop Walkway, which opened at the end of May, is the latest design from London Eye architects Marks Barfield," quoting CNN. link here
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11. ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS
A. “Chemical Law Has Global Impact
E.U.'s New Rules Forcing Changes by U.S. Firm”
From the Washington Post: link here

B. “Today’s high oil prices could be here to stay
Unlike 70s, there is no more supply to quench growing appetite for crude”
From the AP: link here

C. “Gas prices bring bicycle business boom”
From Seattle’s KING-5 TV.
link here

D. "High price of gas boosts interest in Segways"
From the AP: link here

E. "500 Year Flood Submerges Iowa"
From ENS: link here
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12. SOCIO-ECONOMIC NEWS
A. “Anti-Americanism at Record Levels: Report”
From France’s AFP: link here

B. “Ron Paul Plans Rally Near GOP Convention”
From CBS News: link here

C. Ron Paul’s “Campaign for Liberty-
The Revolution Continues” link here

D. “Constitutional scholar on impeachment: 'It's time to pony up”
From Raw Story: link here

E. “Meet the Federal Reserve”
“A new video featuring Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve Chairman, and Jerry Nelson, Corporate Communications for the Federal Reserve with Gary Franchi, Managing Editor of Republic Magazine…
Recorded May 14th-16, 2008 at the 44th Annual conference on Bank Structure and Competition hosted by the Federal Reserve of Chicago.
Shot on location at the Hotel Inter-Continental and on the streets of Chicago, Illinois.”
[Ed. Note: Stay with all 26 minutes, as this is bang-on!]
From Restore the Republic: link here
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RAMTHA STUDENT NEWS
A. Congratulations to Bettye Johnson, who won the 2008 Independent Publishers Book Award for her book, Mary Magdalene: Her Legacy (Living Free Press).
link here

This year's contest attracted over 3,100 total entries;
just over 2,500 entries in the national categories and just over 600 entries in the regional competition. Bettye's book won in the Religious Fiction category. scroll down to #16. link here

Bettye's first award was in 2006 for Secrets of the Magdalene Scrolls.
link here

B. RSE student and South Puget Sound Community College continuing education instructor Cari Von Sternberg will be featuring work by local art students at a Young At Art Summer Exhibition on Tuesday, June 24, 2008, 6:00pm-8:00pm, at Schafer Gallery Art and Frame – 104 Yelm Avenue, E. Yelm, WA
Cari’s work can be seen on her website: link here

C. Dr. Jenifer Preston, a Homeopathic Veterinarian Doctor was interviewed for the first time in several years on Beyond the Ordinary – KRSE in April. Here her excellent points about keeping our pets safe. link here

D. RSE students Luke Sutton and Liza Bennett have started a new business:
Fly High Joy™
Funny Inspirational T-Shirts, Clothes, Kids
Tees, Plush Toys and... Big Smiles.
Enter promo code Joy1332 in the shopping cart for will get a 10% discount through July 4th.
link here

E. Dr. Miceal Ledwith has penned this month's Bleeping Herald story saying about Bloodline: The Movie he is "saddened to see very strong indications that the documentation claimed to be part of the discoveries on which the movie is based appears to be fraudulent."
link here

E. JZ's latest book recommendation:
The Last Campaign
Robert F. Kennedy and 82 Days That Inspired America (Hardcover)
link here
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LOCAL NOTES:
Covered last week on Yelm’s Community Blog:
A. County's poor planning led to budget woes -- is Yelm next?
B. Yelm Open House on water
C. Yelm shocked by Arnold's County Inn closure
D. Bicycle business booming - get your in Yelm at this store
E. Summer begins in Yelm .
link here
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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"Essentially what we are relearning is that intelligence and connection are pervasive,
not only on this planet, but throughout the universe, and that complex relationships exist in the cosmos, ones that we are only beginning to grasp."
John E. Mack, M.D. (1929 -2004)
Former psychologist and professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer, considered to be a leading authority on the spiritual or transformational effects of alleged alien encounter experiences, sometimes called the Abduction Phenomenon. link here
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Kleiner’s Korner is copyrighted by Stephen R. Klein, 2008.
For archived issues of Kleiner’s Korner, click on "Current Kleiner’s Korner and Archives" at link here
Send comments to steve@kleinerskorner.com
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KLEINER'S KORNER FOR WEEK OF JUNE 16, 2008
"Father's Day celebration was held on July 5, 1908, in Fairmont, West Virginia or on June 19th of the same year, in the state of Washington. Today, Father's Day is celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of June," quoting Wikipedia. link here
See why a Seattle Couple made national news this Father's Day. link here

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TO THE PROGENITORS OF OUR LIVES!

"In the northern hemisphere, the longest day of the year (near June 22) is when the Sun is farthest north. In the southern hemisphere, winter and summer solstices are exchanged. The summer solstice marks the first day of the season of summer." June 20, 2008 at 5:56pm in Yelm. link here

HAPPY SUMMER!


1. STOP PRESS
A. NBC'S VETERAN REPORTER TIM RUSSERT DIES
Kleiner's Korner has often quoted Tim Russert as host of Meet The Press over the last 7 years. This is a huge loss for NBC and our wishes are with Mr. Russert's family and the NBC Washington Bureau, where he was chief. link here
Tim Russert, "in his own words," as we would say of his closing Meet The Press segment's speakers. This is about his legacy as Meet The Press host:
link here

B. LAST WEEK'S EMERALD EARTH PRODUCTS HAS LOCAL REP.
Erika Fehr is "a local distributor for this very product."
link here
then scroll down to Singing Cedar Inc.

C. ADDITION TO LAST WEEK'S POPCORN VIA CELL PHONE STORY
Several readers wrote to share this news about the popcorn via cell phone story:
Urban Legends debunks the story:
link here

And:
"HOW MUCH RADIATION DOES YOUR PHONE EMIT?"
From The New York Times: link here
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2. “CONSPICUOUS BY THEIR ABSENCE”
“Observe any summit picture -- you won't find many women. The mystery of female underrepresentation in the echelons of power persists: after so many decades of the feminist movement, why are women at the helm scarce? A look at the media sector may provide some answers.

"The media is a mirror on society so it needs to be a reflection of that society. If our newsrooms are male-dominated spaces, they will reflect a male-dominated world. That, for me, is not living true to our mission of creating non-racial (in the case of South Africa), non-biased, non-sexist societies," says Ferial Haffajee, the first woman editor of the South African Mail & Guardian,” quoting IPS news. link here
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3. DRINKING RED WINE MAKES HEADLINES
A.“NEW HINTS SEEN THAT RED WINE MAY SLOW AGING”
“Red wine may be much more potent than was thought in extending human lifespan, researchers say in a new report that is likely to give impetus to the rapidly growing search for longevity drugs.
The study is based on dosing mice with resveratrol, an ingredient of some red wines,” quoting the New York Times. link here

B. "CAN RED WINE HELP YOU LIVE LONGER?"
"Drinking Red Wine Offers Benefits Similar to Low-Calorie Diet," quoting CBS News.
link here
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4. “...THE WASHING MACHINE THAT NEEDS JUST ONE CUP OF WATER”
“A washing machine that uses only a cup of water to carry out a full wash, leaving clothes virtually dry, has been developed by British inventors.
Researchers say the technology, which uses less than 2 per cent of the water and energy of a conventional machine, could save billions of litres of water each year.
The machine, which has been created by academics at Leeds University, works by using thousands of plastic chips - each about half a centimetre in size - to absorb and remove dirt…
The technology, dubbed Xeros, is already being compared to the Dyson bagless vacuum cleaner, which revolutionised the home cleaning industry when it was first released in the mid-1990s” quoting UK’s Daily Mail. link here
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5. AMERICA'S FOOD SUPPLY AT ISSUE
A. "SOUTH KOREA TO RESTRICT CERTAIN US BEEF"
"President Lee Myung-bak suggested Tuesday that South Korea will seek to ban imports of U.S. beef from older cattle amid a public backlash against his government over fears of mad cow disease.

Agriculture Minister Chung Woon-chun said earlier Tuesday that Seoul had asked the U.S. to refrain from exporting any beef from cattle 30 months of age and older, considered at greater risk of the illness," quoting CBS News.
link here

B. "FDA HAS TOMATO SALMONELLA REPORTS IN 17 STATES"
"U.S. health officials said on Wednesday [June 11]they are still receiving reports of people falling ill from eating Salmonella-tainted tomatoes and that they now have 167 reported cases from 17 states.
Representatives from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said they are continuing to search for the source of the Salmonella outbreak, which has hit New Mexico and Texas the hardest," quoting UK's Guardian.
link here

C. "POTENTIALLY FATAL BACTERIA FOUND IN PIGS, FARMWORKERS"
"Federal food safety and public health agencies are being urged to begin checking meat sold across the country for the presence of MRSA, a potentially fatal bacteria. Scientists have found the infection in U.S. pigs and farmworkers.

Members of Congress and public health advocates are demanding that the government determine whether highly infectious MRSA has entered the food supply.

MRSA -- methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus -- can be extremely dangerous, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention," quoting the Seattle-PI.
link here

D. “FIRMS SEEK PATENTS ON 'CLIMATE READY' ALTERED CROPS”
“A handful of the world's largest agricultural biotechnology companies are seeking hundreds of patents on gene-altered crops designed to withstand drought and other environmental stresses, part of a race for dominance in the potentially lucrative market for crops that can handle global warming, according to a report being released today [May 13].
Three companies -- BASF of Germany, Syngenta of Switzerland and Monsanto of St. Louis -- have filed applications to control nearly two-thirds of the climate-related gene families submitted to patent offices worldwide, according to the report by the Ottawa-based ETC Group, an activist organization that advocates for subsistence farmers,” quoting the Washington Post. [Ed. Note: Another corporate takeover of the world's food-supply! They won't have enough until they control ever bit of food that goes into our mouths. Big Brother.] link here
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6. RECYCLE YOUR ANALOG TV AFTER FEBRUARY, 2009
“What will happen to some 15 million analog TV sets rendered obsolete after the transition to digital transmission on Feb 17, 2009? According to the Consumer Electronics Association, 25 percent of them will be recycled. That's good news because just one TV set can leak eight pounds of lead into the environment," quoting AARP Bulletin, May, 2008 page 8. link here

Do your research on recycling your analog TVs: link here
And: link here
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7. "SAND AN UNLIKELY ENERGY SOURCE - SCIENTIST"
"Emissions-free electricity could be generated from sand and sunshine, a Waikato University scientist says.

Professor Earl Bardsley said World Environment Day tomorrow [June 5] was an excellent time for people to ponder alternatives to coal or nuclear-powered power stations.

New Zealand is hosting the 2008 World Environment Day, and it has a theme of carbon reduction...

Emissions-free electricity could be generated from sand and sunshine, a Waikato University scientist says.

He said silicon was the most abundant element in the earth's crust and occurred in large, natural concentrations as the white silica sand in many desert regions. Using parts of the world's desert regions as an energy source would make good use of unproductive land," quoting the New Zealand Herald. link here
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8. “DO OUR BRAINS CHANGE WHEN WE TRAVEL IN OUTER SPACE?”
“In February, 1971, Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell experienced the little understood phenomenon sometimes called the “Overview Effect”. He describes being completely engulfed by a profound sense of universal connectedness...

Andy Newberg, a neuroscientist/physician with a background in space medicine, is learning how to identify the markers of someone who has experienced space travel. He says there is a palpable difference in someone who has been in space, and he wants to know why. Newberg specializes in finding the neurological markers of brains in states of altered consciousness: Praying nuns, transcendental mediators, and others in focused or "transcendent" states.

Newberg can actually pinpoint regions in subjects' gray matter that correlate to these circumstances, and now he plans to use his expertise to find how and why the Overview Effect occurs. He is setting up advanced neurological scanning instruments that can head into space to study--live--the brain functions of space travelers. If this Overview Effect is a real, physiological phenomenon—he wants to watch it unfold,” quoting the daily Galaxy. link here
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9. “PRINCE CHARLES RAINFOREST PROJECT”
“Nature has given us an effective and cheap system of storing carbon: the rainforests. But as global warming gathers momentum, we are destroying these vital resources, writes Prince Charles” quoting OneClimate.com. link here

“In this mini documentary, Prince Charles explains why it’s important to preserve the rainforest to help the global climate,” quoting this May 5th posting on UK’s Telegraph.
link here

Prince Charles’ own website on this issue:
link here
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10. SOME “MUST-HAVE” TOOLS TO ASSIST DURING THESE PERILOUS TIMES
A. U. S. Army Survival Manual link here

B. Midland WR-300 AM/FM Weather/All Hazards/Civil Emergency Alert Monitor with S.A.M.E. link here

C. "The Etón Grundig FR200 Emergency Radio is the entry-level shortwave radio in Etón's line of emergency radios. With a dependable hand-crank power generator that powers the unit's AM/FM/Shortwave radio and built-in LED flashlight, the lightweight and portable Grundig FR200 is an economical choice for anyone in the market for a radio that can be relied on in emergencies or in environments where there are limited power sources," quoting Amazon.com.
link here
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11. ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS
A. “Port of Seattle Expands Innovative Recycling Program
Partnership with Airlines Promotes Recycling On-Board Aircraft and Saves Money”
From Alaska Airlines Press Release: link here

B. One of the best videos of an approaching tornado”
From iReport.com June 8, 2008: link here

C. "For about $500 a season, you can have own farmer"
From The AP: link here
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12. SOCIO-ECONOMIC NEWS
A. “Small businesses fighting to survive
Many owners say they are hanging by a thread that may soon snap” From the AP: link here

B. “Dan Rather Slams Corporate News at National Conference for Media Reform”
From FreePress: link here

C. “Commentary: Task as Americans is to be ready for disasters”
From CNN: link here

D. "Kucinich Introduces Impeachment Articles Against Bush:
From Truthout: link here

E. "This remake of the old Nat King Cole classic pokes fun at the idea that Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney are unimpeachable regardless of their actions." link here

F. "These Steps Could Lower Oil Prices, but Nobody'll Take Them"
From McClatchy newspapers: link here

G. "The worst airline — ever
The industry's a mess no matter where you look, but United is the worst"
From Portfolio.com: link here

H. FINALLY!
"Justices Rule Terror Suspects Can Appeal in Civilian Courts"
From The New York Times: link here
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RAMTHA STUDENT NEWS
A. The rarest of rare occasions! A private one-hour session with Ramtha...with all proceeds going to CSE. link here

B. JZ has added these books to her recommended reading list, now available at RSE online:
- My Dearest Friend; Letters of Abigail and John Adams (Hardcover)
link here
- My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey (Hardcover)
link here
- John Adams (Paperback)
link here

C. RSE students Patty Kerr & Rich Arnold had their Nurture My Body Shampoo Featured in the National Geographic Summer 2008 Green Guide link here
then advance to page 63 for the listing NutureMyBody website: link here
Congratulations to Patty & Rich!

D. Hear the latest interview of Kenny Thompson’s experiences and insights from June 5th on Beyond the Ordinary – KRSE internet radio: link here

E. RSE student Hilary Whyard writes, "We are an international group of Ramtha students building a community (our 200 acre farm will be ours in a week or two) in the Spanish Pyrenees."
Hilary was last interviewed on Beyond the Ordinary - KRSE in November, 2006:
link here
Hilary's website featuring her art work: link here

F. Dr. Miceal Ledwith will be on a list of distinguished speakers in the 2008 Science, Spirit & World Transformation Conference, July 4-6, 2008 at the ECETI Ranch.
link here
Directions to the Trout Lake, WA. locale: link here

G. The producer & director of Bloodline-The Movie will greet patrons at 11:15am in the Yelm Cinemas lobby on Monday, June 23, 2008. link here
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LOCAL NOTES:
Covered last week on Yelm’s Community Blog:
A. Youngest Yelm High graduate honored
B. Yelm Bypass Redux: Will falling gas tax revenues jeopardize 2009 Bypass funding?
C. Thurston Highlands Draft EIS released: now is the public's turn
D. Thurston County announces budget shortfall
E. Seattle logs highest mass transit use in nation
F. Support our local business: Anytime Fitness
G. Father's Day began in WA State June 19, 1908
link here
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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“A champion is someone who gets up when he can't.”
Jack Dempsey (1895-1983)
American boxer who held the world heavyweight title from 1919 to 1926.
link here
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Kleiner’s Korner is copyrighted by Stephen R. Klein, 2008.
For archived issues of Kleiner’s Korner, click on "Current Kleiner’s Korner and Archives" at link here
Send comments to steve@kleinerskorner.com
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KLEINER'S KORNER FOR WEEK OF JUNE 9, 2008
Dear Readers;

Forty years ago, this country descended into a summer abyss that turned many inner-cities into flames after the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and RFK. (the 40th anniversary of his assassination was June 6th). Hopefully, we have rounded a corner from those tumultuous times with the Democratic Party nomination of an African-American in Senator Obama last week.

In moving forward, lessons can be learned from what happened 40 years ago.
"RFK: 40 years later" from MSNBC: link here
"Key RFK figures: Where are they now?" from MSNBC: link here
NBC's Tom Brokaw reflects on RFK (Brokaw was news anchor at KNBC-TV in Los Angeles when Robert Kennedy was killed there) link here
The news report from that fateful day: link here
RFK's final interview: link here
"What if RFK had become President?" from Newsweek: link here
Daughter Kerry remembers her father: link here
"Remembering our Father" by Kerry Kennedy, Joseph P. Kennedy II, and Kathleen Kennedy Townsend in The New York Times: link here
Where is the other Mrs. Kennedy - Ethel? link here


1. "TWENTY-FIVE U.S. MILITARY OFFICERS CHALLENGE OFFICIAL ACCOUNT OF 9/11"
This story published in Pakistan Daily last week went around the world on the internet, yet was a reprint of a January 14,2008 Op-Ed News story.

Just one example:
"Lt. Col. Shelton Lankford, U.S. Marine Corps (ret), an attack pilot with over 300 combat missions" wrote these chilling words:
"September 11, 2001 seems destined to be the watershed event of our lives and the greatest test for our democracy in our lifetimes. The evidence of government complicity in the lead-up to the events, the failure to respond during the event, and the astounding lack of any meaningful investigation afterwards, as well as the ignoring of evidence turned up by others that renders the official explanation impossible, may signal the end of the American experiment. It has been used to justify all manners of measures to legalize repression at home and as a pretext for behaving as an aggressive empire abroad. Until we demand an independent, honest, and thorough investigation and accountability for those whose action and inaction led to those events and the cover-up, our republic and our Constitution remain in the gravest danger.”:
link here
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2. "MILKY WAY LOSES TWO ARMS"
"For decades, astronomers have pictured our galaxy as sporting four major, spiral arms, however new images effectively sever two appendages, revealing the Milky Way has just two major arms.

"We're not proposing that they change the positions of the arms," said Robert Benjamin of the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater. "What we're proposing is a change in the emphasis of the arms." Benjamin will present his team's results today here at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS)," quoting Space.com. link here
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3. TWO STORIES OF NOTE FROM THE GARDEN!
A. "GUERRILLA GARDENER MOVEMENT TAKES ROOT IN L.A. AREA"
"Stealth growers seed or plant on land that doesn't belong to them. The result? Plants that beautify or yield crops in otherwise neglected or vacant spaces," quoting the LA Times.
link here

B. "SEEDS OF CHANGE: FARMERS WORK TO MAINTAIN BELOVED VARIETIES THAT OTHERWISE WOULD BE LOST"
"Farmers worldwide face the same challenge: As the seed industry consolidates, the largest companies hold increasing power over what farmers grow -- and what we eat.

In 2006, 10 corporations controlled 55% of the worlds' commercial seed market, says the ETC group, a Canadian conservation organization. At that time, the top 10 list included companies such as DuPont, Syngenta, and Sakata Seed Corp., the parent company of Alf Christianson.

Monsanto, the largest seed company, has since gained more market share. In March, the company bought Dutch company De Ruiter Seeds, one of the world's largest vegetable seed companies.

Driven by profit, seed companies maintain products that sell well and cut those that don't. This motive makes sense from a business standpoint, but it also affects the diversity of food crops. It favors foods that are easy to harvest, ship well, have a long shelf life or uniform appearance -- the produce common in supermarkets. And it limits specialty fruits and vegetables.

In response, devotees of crops that have fallen out of favor must find other ways to preserve their seed. Local farms have joined others around the world in networking with seed farmers and specialty-seed companies, as well as learning how to propagate their own seed...

The Organic Seed Alliance, a nonprofit based in Port Townsend, Wash., helps farmers reach this goal with a project called Heirlooms of Tomorrow. 'We want farmers to have seed sovereignty over their varietals and their markets,' says Matthew Dillon, the alliance's director of advocacy. 'We provide farmers with the plant-breeding skills,'" quoting the Fresno Bee.
link here
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4. "IS WATER BECOMING THE NEW OIL"
"Water, Dow Chemical Chairman Andrew Liveris told the World Economic Forum in February, “is the oil of this century.” Developed nations have taken cheap, abundant fresh water largely for granted. Now global population growth, pollution, and climate change are shaping a new view of water as “blue gold.” ...

But governments pushing to privatize costly to maintain public water systems are colliding with a global “water is a human right” movement. Because water is essential for human life, its distribution is best left to more publicly accountable government authorities to distribute at prices the poorest can afford, those water warriors say....

Will “peak water” displace “peak oil” as the central resource question? Some see such a scenario rising," quoting the Christian Science Monitor.
link here

"IN SPAIN, WATER IS A NEW BATTLEGROUND"
From The New York Times: link here

Ramtha spoke of this very issue almost 20 years ago: link here
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5. TWO UNIQUE OCEAN CROSSINGS UNDERWAY
"BRITISH ROWERS TRY TO CROSS ATLANTIC OCEAN"
"Four men, one 29-foot rowboat - and about 3,200 miles to go. A team of rowers from the United Kingdom set out from the Hudson River on Sunday [June 1] to try to cross the Atlantic Ocean. They hope to end at the Isles of Scilly, a group of small islands off England's southwestern tip.

The boat has an electronic tracking system, and a Web site dedicated to the effort says the rowers had gone 37 miles as of Sunday night. They hope to break a record of 55 days and 13 hours, set by two Norwegian-Americans in 1896.

The rowers are expected to take turns, with two people rowing in two-hour shifts and then switching off. They range in age from 19 to 43 and have been training for more than a year.

They are carrying about 1,500 freeze-dried meals and a device that can make saltwater safe to drink," quoting Seattle KING5-TV. link here
Check-out their progress: link here

B. SAILING TO HAWAII ON 15,000 PLASTIC BOTTLES AND A CESSNA 310..."
"Junk Underway! "...to raise awareness about plastic junk fouling our oceans."
Amidst tremendous energy from a cheering throng, Junk set sail Sunday [June 1] for Hawaii. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect send off - a wonderful crowd of friends, supporters, and media showed up to wish the journey well," quoting Junk Raft. link here
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6. "KEY TO ALL OPTICAL ILLUSIONS DISCOVERED"
"Humans can see into the future, says a cognitive scientist. It's nothing like the alleged predictive powers of Nostradamus, but we do get a glimpse of events one-tenth of a second before they occur.

And the mechanism behind that can also explain why we are tricked by optical illusions.

Researcher Mark Changizi of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York says it starts with a neural lag that most everyone experiences while awake. When light hits your retina, about one-tenth of a second goes by before the brain translates the signal into a visual perception of the world.

Scientists already knew about the lag, yet they have debated over exactly how we compensate, with one school of thought proposing our motor system somehow modifies our movements to offset the delay," quoting LiveScience. link here
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7. "VATICAN: EXCOMMUNICATION FOR FEMALE PRIESTS"
"The Vatican insisted Friday that it is properly following Christian tradition by excluding females from the priesthood as it issued a new warning that women taking part in ordinations will be excommunicated.

The move dashed the hopes both of women seeking to be priests and of Catholics who see that as an option for a church struggling to recruit men.

A top Vatican official said the church acted after what it described as "so-called ordinations" held in various parts of the world...

The church has always banned the ordination of women by stating that the priesthood is reserved for males. The new decree is explicit in its reference to women...

The decree was published Thursday by Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, which in a headline called the ordination of women a "crime," quoting the AP. [Ed. Note: We call ourselves a modern world and still treat women differently than men! When will we grow up?]
link here
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8. "STEM CELLS APPARENTLY CURE BOYS FATAL DISEASE"
"Using stem cells from umbilical cord blood and bone marrow, researchers have apparently cured a fatal genetic disease in a 2-year-old Minneapolis boy, which could open the door for other stem cell treatments.

For the first time in his life, Nate Liao is wearing normal clothes, eating food that has not been pureed, and playing with his siblings.

'Nate's quality of life is forever changed,' said Dr. John Wagner of the University of Minnesota Medical School, who performed the treatment. 'Maybe we can take one more disorder off the incurable list,'" quoting the LA Times.
[Ed. Note: And they used stem cells that the Holy Mother Church and President Bush's "moral" watchdogs cannot attack, since no stem cells were taken from fertilized eggs. Still makes me wonder what kind of man President Bush is to send thousands of soldiers to lose their lives in Iraq, yet condemns using stem cells from fertilized eggs that would be destroyed anyway to help cure people. Go figure?]
link here
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9. CELL PHONES IN THE NEWS
A. "CELL PHONE USERS OUTSIDE OF U.S. SECRETLY TRACKED"
"Researchers secretly tracked the locations of 100,000 people outside the United States through their cell phone use and concluded that most people rarely stray more than a few miles from home.

The first-of-its-kind study by Northeastern University raises privacy and ethical questions for its monitoring methods, which would be illegal in the United States.

It also yielded somewhat surprising results that reveal how little people move around in their daily lives. Nearly three-quarters of those studied mainly stayed within a 20-mile-wide circle for half a year," quoting the AP. link here

B. IF CELL PHONES CAN POP CORN, THINK WHAT THEY DO TO YOUR BRAIN!
While this YouTube video may be called entertainment, when you think what cell phones are doing to your brain that they do to popcorn, you get the idea. [Ed. Note: Is Sen. Kennedy's brain tumor on his left side the result of cell phone usage? No one will ever know, yet the correlation is something to ponder. HMMM!]
link here
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10. FROM NEW YORK TO LA ON A TANK OF GAS
Check this out from NBC News: link here

What is the X-Prize: link here

"300 MILES TO THE GALLON"
From YouTube: link here
And, more on the Aptera from Business Wire: link here
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11. ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS
A. Introducing Effective Microorganisms™
"EM is a collection of microorganisms that do the work of revival....
It has been shown to be perfectly safe for people and the environment.
We can say that EM is another indication of hado technology." —Dr. Masaru Emoto"
From Emerald Earth: link here

B. "Scientists warn of acidic seawater in Puget Sound"
From KING5-TV: link here

C. "Paul Stamets: 6 ways mushrooms can save the world"
From TED: link here

D. Bush Administration impeded scientists' & reporters' climate communications
"An investigation by the NASA inspector general found that political appointees in the space agency's public affairs office worked to control and distort public accounts of its researchers' findings about climate change for at least two years, the inspector general's office said yesterday [June 2]," quoting the Washington Post. link here

E. "Santa Monica’s New Solar Powered LED Ferris Wheel"
If any of you have ever been to the Santa Monica Pier, this story will light up your mind!
[Ed. Note: This writer loves having wine on the balcony of the Loew's Santa Monica Hotel and looking at the sunset on the Pacific Ocean with the colorful Ferris Wheel in view!]
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12. SOCIO-ECONOMIC NEWS
A. "Oil consumers ask for boost in output
Five energy-consuming nations say price surge hurts global economy," quoting the AP.
[Ed. Note: This writer hopes they don't -- and the high prices force consumers to demand cars that run on hydrogen, compressed air or water, all covered here in the last year.]
link here

B. "Equity in Americans’ homes falls to historic low
Drops to 46.2 percent in first quarter — level not seen since end of WWII"
From the AP [Ed. Note: This is a sad state of affairs.] link here

C. Interview with Congressman Ron Paul
From Truthout: link here
And: "For Paul, It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over"
From Newsweek: link here

D. "The "Millennials" Are Coming"
From CBS New 60 Minutes:
link here

E. "A Tale of Two Conservatives: Comparing Bush and Hoover on the Economy"
"An examination of President Bush and Herbert Hoover, the president who helped steer the economy into the Great Depression, shows interesting similarities," quoting Truthout.
link here

F. "Adviser Says McCain Backs Bush Wiretaps"
Oh Brother! Oh, Big Brother continues under McCain!
From The New York Times: link here

G. "Gas prices encourage telecommuting"
From the AP: link here

H. "A Special Thanks to George W. Bush"
From Rense.com: link here
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RAMTHA STUDENT NEWS
A. JZ's latest book suggestions now available from the RSE Online Store:
1. Confessions of an Economic Hit Man author has new book just out:
The Secret History of the American Empire
The Truth About Economic Hit Men, Jackals, and How to Change the World
by John Perkins (who spoke at RSE about his first book)
link here

2. What Happened
Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception
Scott McClellan [Ed. Note: Finally! Someone else has the courage to step forward and reveal the atrocities of the inner circle at The White House!]
link here

B. Ramtha's teachings on Change and The Days to Come in DVD & CD formats are now available here:
link here

C. Master of Music Debbie Christie was interviewed on her return from Europe's Retreats on Beyond the Ordinary - KRSE last month with some wonderful insights: link here

D. Contact Has Begun
A True Story with James Gilliland
James Gilliland
This groundbreaking DVD, produced by RSE students Michael Knight & John Savage and includes Dr. Miceal Ledwith is now available from the RSE Online Store: link here
And, is listed on the RSE Student DVD page: link here

E. Congratulations to RSE student Midnightblue Auld for being one of the youngest students in 39 years and possibly ever to graduate from Yelm High School, at age 15.
[Ed. Note: Midnightblue's mother Anita tells Kleiner's Korner that the NVN coverage last Friday of this story was incorrect in several key areas:
Anita said, "I did not say I channeled her spirit to get her name. I asked her spirit what she wanted to be called. The writer was supposed to say that Midnight credited much of her success to the disciplines and focus she had learned at RSE...
The idea was that she set a goal and worked hard to achieve it. It was never a joke (or fun between friends) for her, as stated (in the NVN story)." For those of you that live here, you understand the bias in NVN reporting; for those of you that don't, this is a perfect example!

Congratulations also to Midnightblue's mother Anita Auld and father Efim Alter! Their devotion and love has shined in the contributions their daughter has made in our lives - especially her lively directions to the fire exits of the Drew Harvey Theater as a little girl!]
link here

RSE students Bill Hashim, Rosalie Saecker and Suzanne Hashim were beaming in-audience last week as their son, former RSE student Akel Hashim was honored as a Top-Ten student at Yelm High School's graduation! Both Akel & Midnightblue received scholarships at the YHS Scholarship Awards Evening June 2nd. link here

RSE student Patty Miller's son BJ received top 5 honors and a scholarship at his Rainier High School Awards Evening June 2nd.
link here

RSE students Cliff & Sylvia Keeslar's grandson Kya was also honored with a scholarship at Rainier High. Kya is the son of Pam & John Keeslar. Three generations of Keeslars making a difference in our community! Congratulations!
All are a testament to fine parenting! link here

F. "We are now offering the service of tent and equipment rental so you can travel light during your journey to RSE. This includes a dome tent, foam mattress, cooler, light, C&E cushion and floor mat.
Other optional equipment is also available for rent such as a sleeping bag, folding cot and beach chair. For more information, visit Charlie's RV web pages at link here
under "RV and equipment rental". Thanks Linda and Charlie"
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LOCAL NOTES
Covered last week on the Yelm Community Blog:
A. Vanda coming back to the area next month
B. Yelm spending $50,000 on a lobbyist for Bypass funds
C. Rep. Campbell wins environmental endorsement
D. Yelm's water rate hike topic of next week's Chamber forum
E. Support our local businesses: Christenson Auction
F. Yelm's Bar Cinco celebrates 2nd anniversary
G. Thank you to Yelm Blog readers -- for 2+ years!
link here
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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light.
Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears.
Glenn Clark (1969 - )
Head coach of the Toronto Rock of the National Lacrosse League.
link here
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Kleiner’s Korner is copyrighted by Stephen R. Klein, 2008.
For archived issues of Kleiner’s Korner, click on "Current Kleiner’s Korner and Archives" at link here
Send comments to steve@kleinerskorner.com
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KLEINER'S KORNER FOR WEEK OF JUNE 2, 2008
"June is bustin' out all over" Lyrics and song from the musical Carousel: link here

1. TWO OF THE MOST DYNAMIC STORIES ON UFOs THIS WRITER HAS EVER HEARD RECENTLY
A. "VICE-PREMIER PAUL HELLYER, CANADA, ALIEN CONTACT"
[This is a brilliant speech worth the 9 minutes of your time!] Quoting from this talk,
"In a story told by Dr. Stephen Greer: President Clinton was asked a question by White House reporter Sarah McClendon about why he didn't do something about UFO disclosure. Clinton replied, Sarah, there is a government inside the government and I don't control it," quoting this video on YouTube: link here

B. "JOHN LEAR: THE TRUTH ABOUT UFOs - PART 1"
"In this interview John Lear reveals the real truth about UFOs and the truth about the U.S. space program. The insider John Lear son of the founder of the Lear jet and CIA pilot who was in the know about area 51 and several other secret projects," quoting Coast-to-Coast AM on this YouTube video.
[Ed. Note: Fabulous knowledge in this interview I wanted no interruptions as I listened! Worth every moment. THIS GUY SPEAKS OF THE SOUL AS THE RECORDER FOR ALL LIFETIMES ON PART 5!] link here
Part II: link here
Part III: link here
Part IV: link here
Part V: link here
PART VI: link here
Remote Viewing discussed on Part VII: link here
Part VIII: link here
Part IX: link here
Part X: link here
Part XI: link here
PART XII: link here
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2. EARTHQUAKE LIGHTS SEEN PRIOR TO CHINA QUAKE AND OTHERS
"Bizarre colorful (luminous/glowing) cloud phenomenon in the sky was observed about 30 mins before the May 12, 2008 Sichuan earthquake took place. This was recorded in Tianshui, Gansu province ~450km northeast of epicenter, by someone using a cell phone," quoting this YouTube link:
link here

"An earthquake light is an unusual luminous aerial phenomenon, similar in appearance to the aurora borealis, that allegedly appears in the sky at or near areas of tectonic stress, seismic activity or volcanic eruptions. Scientific evidence for the presence of lights is unreliable, given that there are few references documenting the phenomenon," quoting Wikipedia.
link here

EARTHQUAKE CLOUDS
link here

AERIAL PICTURES OF EARTHQUAKE DAMAGE & MUD SLIDES
link here
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3. UPDATE: BEES
A. "ORGANIC BEES SURVIVING COLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER (CCD)"
"I know this won’t come as a surprise to many of our readers, nor to the many organic beekeepers that have been commenting on our posts, but there have been several reports of organic bee colonies surviving where the ‘industrial’ bee colonies are collapsing," quoting Celsias.
link here

B. PERSISTENT LOSS OF BEES HAVING SOUR EFFECT ON ECONOMY"
"David Roy Park began finding empty hives where his bees should have been in the winter of 2006. In a matter of months, he went from 4,000 hives to 1,600...

Park's situation is not unique. Bee colonies surveyed across the country experienced an average 31 percent loss from September through March, and the total loss nationwide was 36 percent, according to a survey released this month that was commissioned by the Apiary Inspectors of America.

'That's an amazingly high number,' said Dennis vanEngelsdorp, president of AIA. 'If you can imagine one-third of all the cows or chickens dying, that would raise a lot of eyebrows,'" quoting the San Antonio Express-News. link here

C. HIGH DESERT BEEHIVE PRODUCTS
"High Desert Bee Pollen just received the highest ORAC antioxidant score of all of the whole foods yet tested!" link here
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4. "CALL FOR FRESH THINKING AS AIDS PANDEMIC MARKS QUARTER CENTURY"
"New ideas, young talent and injections of money are needed to invigorate the war against AIDS, top experts said here [Paris] Monday at a review of medical progress since the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was discovered 25 years ago," quoting Agence France-Presse.
link here
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5. MONKEY MIND: "MONKEYS CONTROL A ROBOT ARM WITH THOUGHTS"
"Two monkeys with tiny sensors in their brains have learned to control a mechanical arm with just their thoughts, using it to reach for and grab food and even to adjust for the size and stickiness of morsels when necessary, scientists reported on Wednesday.

The report, released online by the journal Nature, is the most striking demonstration to date of brain-machine interface technology. Scientists expect that technology will eventually allow people with spinal cord injuries and other paralyzing conditions to gain more control over their lives.

The findings suggest that brain-controlled prosthetics, while not practical, are at least technically within reach," quoting the International Herald Tribune (IHT).
link here
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6. "10-YEAR OLD SCHOLAR TAKES CALIF. COLLEGE BY STORM"
"With the end of another school year approaching, college sophomore Moshe Kai Cavalin is cramming for final exams in classes such as advanced mathematics, foreign languages and music.

But Cavalin is only 10 years old. And at 4-foot-7, his shoes don't quite touch the floor as he puts down a schoolbook and swivels around in his chair to greet a visitor.

"I'm studying statistics," says the alternately precocious and shy Cavalin, his textbook lying open on the living room desk of his parents' apartment in this quiet suburb east of Los Angeles.

Within a year, if he keeps up his grades and completes the rest of his requirements, he hopes to transfer from his two-year program at East Los Angeles College to a prestigious four-year school and study astrophysics.

One of his primary interests is "wormholes," a hypothetical scientific phenomenon connected to Albert Einstein's theory of relativity," quoting the AP. link here
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7. "TEEN DECOMPOSES PLASTIC BAG IN THREE MONTHS"
"Plastic takes thousands of years to decompose -- but 16-year-old science fair contestant Daniel Burd made it happen in just three months.

The Waterloo, Ontario high school junior figured that something must make plastic degrade, even if it does take millennia, and that something was probably bacteria.

(Hey, at between one-half and 90 percent of Earth's biomass, bacteria's a pretty safe bet for any biological mystery.)

The Record reports that Burd mixed landfill dirt with yeast and tap water, then added ground plastic and let it stew. The plastic indeed decomposed more quickly than it would in nature; after experimenting with different temperatures and configurations, Burd isolated the microbial munchers. One came from the bacterial genus Pseudomonas, and the other from the genus Sphingomonas.

Burd says this should be easy on an industrial scale: all that's needed is a fermenter, a growth medium and plastic, and the bacteria themselves provide most of the energy by producing heat as they eat. The only waste is water and a bit of carbon dioxide," quoting WIRED.com.
link here

FROM: THE RECORD (ONTARIO)
link here
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8. "MARINE DEAD ZONES GROWING IN TROPICS"
"Marine dead zones, where fish and other sea life can suffocate from lack of oxygen, are spreading across the world’s tropical oceans, a study has warned.

Researchers found that the warming of sea water through climate change is reducing its ability to carry dissolved oxygen, potentially turning swathes of the world’s oceans into marine graveyards.

The study, by scientists from some of the world’s most prestigious marine research institutes, warns that if global temperatures keep rising there could be “dramatic consequences” for marine life and for humans in communities that depend on the sea for a living," quoting UK's TIMES.
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9. "ROBERT F. KENNEDY, JR - HE'S CLEANING UP AMERICA, ONE RIVER AT A TIME"
"Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s obsession with rivers has its headwaters in the mid-1960s, when he and his famous dad paddled along the towering walls of the Grand Canyon. Now 54 and chief prosecuting attorney for the Riverkeeper environmental alliance, he goes after river polluters nationwide with a vengeance…and returns to the Colorado River in the new IMAX movie Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk," quoting this well-written piece for AARP Magazine. [Ed. Note: YES. this writer is a member, now that they lowered their minimum age to 50.] link here
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10. OIL TIPPING POINT REACHED?
A. "ENERGY FEARS LOOMING: NEW SURVIVALISTS PREPARE"
"Convinced the planet's oil supply is dwindling and the world's economies are heading for a crash, some people around the country are moving onto homesteads, learning to live off their land, conserving fuel and, in some cases, stocking up on guns they expect to use to defend themselves and their supplies from desperate crowds of people who didn't prepare," quoting the AP.
link here

B. "WORLD LEADERS TO HOLD CRISIS TALKS ON GLOBAL FOOD PRICES"
"World leaders are to meet next week for urgent talks aimed at preventing tens of millions of the world's poor dying of hunger as a result of soaring food prices.

The summit in Rome is expected to pledge immediate aid to poor countries threatened by malnutrition as well as charting longer-term strategies for improving food production.

Hosted by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation, it will hear calls for the establishment of a global food fund, as well as for new international guidelines on the cultivation of biofuels, which some have blamed for diverting land, crops and other resources away from food production," quoting UK's Guardian.
link here

C. "BRITISH PM WARNS OF GLOBAL OIL "SHOCK" AS FUEL PRICE PROTESTS SPREAD"
"British Prime Minister Gordon Brown warned Wednesday that the world faced an era-defining oil "shock" that required urgent action, as European leaders argued how best to contain protests over soaring fuel prices.

"It is now understood that a global shock on this scale requires global solutions," Brown wrote in The Guardian newspaper," quoting Agence France-Presse.
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D. $130 OIL: IS THAT A TIPPING POINT?"
"Only a few weeks ago, prominent policymakers and economists were cheerfully asserting that the U.S. economy would dodge recession and keep chugging forward despite a housing bust, a credit crunch and continuing job losses....

But instead of clearing, the skies over the economy have ominously darkened in recent days. The chief reason is oil. And there are signs the nation may have reached an economic tipping point after years of shrugging off the petroleum problem.

'We may finally have crossed the line where the price of crude actually matters for most companies,' said Peter Boockvar, equity strategist at New York financial firm Miller Tabak & Co. 'The stock market has been in la-la land when it comes to oil, but they got a pretty good dose of reality the last few days,'" quoting the LA Times in Truthout. link here
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11. ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS
A. "Canada's water crisis 'escalating'"
From the Vancouver Sun:
link here

B. "New Zealand's 'Brittle-star city' yields secrets of starfish species"
From UK's TIMES: link here

C. "Vast cracks appear in Arctic ice"
From the BBC: link here

D. "Saving rare farm animals"
"Unusual farmers save rare breeds of animals to protect our valuable food chain," quoting this CNN video. link here

E. "How Green Is the College? Time the Showers"
From The New York Times: link here
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12. SOCIO-ECONOMIC NEWS
A. "A 26-Year Secret"
"Bob Simon reports on two lawyers who, bound by the client-attorney privilege, kept the secret that their client had committed a murder while an innocent man went to jail for the crime and remained there for 26 years," quoting CBS News 60 Minutes. [Ed. Note: A MUST-SEE story!]
link here

B. "It's not a campaign, it's a mission" about Ron Paul supporters
link here

C. "Stranded in Suburbia"
Op-Ed piece in the New York Times
[Ed. Note: Terrific thoughts on peak-oil and what it means for the USA.]
link here

D. "Top Corporate Air Polluters Named"
From the Political Economy Research Institute:
link here

E. "Lewes [England] plans its own local currency"
[Ed. Note: If tried in the USA, those persons would be arrested, even though this is protected by the Constitution!] From the BBC: link here

F. "House Of Cards"
"Steve Kroft reports on how the U.S. sub-prime mortgage meltdown, in which risky loans drove a housing boom that went bust, is now roiling capital markets worldwide," quoting CBS News 60 Minutes.
link here

G. How "Restaurants feel the bite of higher costs"
From the Louisville Courier-Journal:
link here

H. "These days, small cars carry bigger prices"
From the Louisville Courier-Journal:
link here

I. We all know airport security is a joke - here's proof from a 10 year-old.!
link here

J. Are oil prices about to collapse?
From Global Research: link here
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RAMTHA STUDENT NEWS
A. RSE has 4 new opportunities for the world to engage Ramtha's teachings this Summer:

1. Two new Evening Events with Ramtha for current students to join the Beginners Sat., July 19 & Sat., Aug. 9: link here

2. These two new evenings will be LIVE Streamed to all current students worldwide.

3. A completely new event for 2008 Beginning students called:
Yelm Advanced Beginning Workshop
July 23-27 with Ramtha
A workshop to advance 2008 beginning students.
All current students may attend any All Group Follow-Up anywhere in the world, including Yelm, WA, as their mandatory follow-up for the year, however only BEGINNING students may use this event to fulfill their 2008 mandatory Follow-up requirement. No discounts for advanced students.
link here

4. Italy Beginning Retreat simultaneous with the Italy Mini-Assay:
link here

B. RSE's students' works updated on website
RSE's Student Authors page:
link here
RSE's Student DVD page:
link here

C. Michelle LeBlanc has written a Ramtha-inspired book "Yes Mommy You Can Fly We All Can"
link here
Michelle was interviewed by Beyond the Ordinary-KRSE internet radio recently, based on her book.
link here
Michelle's website acknowledges RSE in her life: link here

D. World renowned violinist Ian Mardon now has one of his works on YouTube:
link here
More info. about Ian from the Yelm Community Blog: link here

E. Dave Wittenborn has a website that sells portable, solar powered ovens, along with other
health and environment-conscious items. The solar ovens are the big seller:
link here
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LOCAL NOTES
New reported on the Yelm Community Blog last week:
A. Memorial Day message 2008
B. Congressional Rep. Adam Smith to hold Town Hall Meetings
C. Yelm Animal Alliance addresses City Council
D. State Rep. Candidate Chuck Collins guest in Town Hall Meeting
E. 4 Political candidates make headlines this week
F. County wastemobile in Yelm this weekend
G. Yelm Animal Alliance makes animal control issue NVN front page
I. 2008 Nisqually Stream Stewards training course offered
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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"What is now proved was once only imagined."
William Blake(1757-1827)
English poet, painter, and printmaker.
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Kleiner’s Korner is copyrighted by Stephen R. Klein, 2008.
For archived issues of Kleiner’s Korner, click on "Current Kleiner’s Korner and Archives" at link here
Send comments to steve@kleinerskorner.com
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