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The number one story of the week is that science is finally catching-up to Ramtha's teachings - Consciousness & its hand-maiden, Energy create the nature of all reality [see # 1 below].

The Great American Channel, JZ Knight begins her 34th year bringing the teachings of Ramtha the Enlightened One to the world this weekend as Ramtha's School of Enlightenment welcomes the School's premier Blue College Class to their annual 10-day Retreat.

Almost 1,500 students from around the world will gather at the Yelm campus during the next 2 days for their studies.

Was a Sunday afternoon in February of 1977 (2/20/1977) that Ramtha first appeared to JZ in her kitchen.

Happy 33rd anniversary, JZ, with sincere thanks, gratitude & appreciation...

Consciousness & Energy®, is a trademark of JZ Knight & used with permission. Copyright © 2010 JZ Knight. All Rights Reserved.
link here


1. "DOES SCIENCE FINALLY ADMIT THAT CONSCIOUSNESS CONTRIBUTES TO CREATING ALL REALITY?
"Sometime in the future science will be able to create realities that we can't even begin to imagine. As we evolve, we'll be able to construct other information systems that correspond to other realities, universes based on logic completely different from ours and not based on space and time.

Immanuel Kant declared in 1781 that space and time were real, but only indeed as properties of the mind. These algorithms are not only the key to consciousness, but why space and time - indeed the properties of matter itself - are relative to the observer. But a new theory called biocentrism suggests that space and time may not be the only tools that can be used to construct reality. At present, our destiny is to live and die in the everyday world of up and down. But what if, for example, we changed the algorithms so that instead of time being linear, it was 3-dimensional like space? Consciousness would move through the multiverse. We'd be able to walk through time just like we walk through space. And after creeping along for 4 billion years, life would finally figure out how to escape from its corporeal cage. Our destiny would lie in realities that exist outside of the known physical universe," quoting an examination of the implications in this thoughtful Huffington Post article. link here

About Dr. Robert Lanza, M. D., author of the article:
link here
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2. INTRODUCING ZERO-EMISSION ENERGY - STEORN ENGINEERING GROUP"
"Steorn, the Irish engineering group, are now furthering their claim to rewriting both the science of electrical theory and the inviolable laws of thermodynamics with their Orbo free-energy technology. CEO & frontman Sean McCarthy, "Six years ago our company discovered a magnetic anomaly, during the course of developing another technology. The anomaly was that we could gain energy from magnets with no apparent source."

Defying the cruel fates of previous free-energy proponents, as well as the derision of the press and academics, Steorn took over a convention center in downtown Dublin throughout January with full public access to exhibits and live-streamed demo/lectures.

Sean describes their objective, "Orbo is controversial. What we're focused on is getting this this technology demonstrated so people can understand the core principles, ultimately our role is to license this to people who make products. What we're offering is not just some new cool technology. It's a real opportunity for us as a species, and as a society to change everything," quoting a Korner reader who submitted this.

Orbo 2009 launch: link here

Demos/lectures posted at: link here
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3. INTRODUCING VETERANS FOR COMMON SENSE"
"Veterans for Common Sense (VCS) was formed in August 2002 as a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization by war veterans who believe that we, the people of the United States of America, are most secure when our country is free, strong, and responsibly engaged with the world. Our mission, based on the pragmatic ideals of the American patriot Thomas Paine, is to raise the unique and powerful voices of veterans so that our military, veterans, freedom, and national security are protected and enhanced, for ourselves and for future generations." link here

AND THIS ENLIGHTENING STORY:
"One Constitutionally Illiterate Congressional Leader"
link here
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4. "APOCALYPTIC TALK STOKES MICROCHIP IMPLANT DEBATE"
"Forbidding companies from forcing employees to have microchips implanted in their bodies isn't just about protecting personal freedom; it might ward off the biblical "mark of the beast," according to a lawmaker who's pushing for such a ban in Virginia.

The state House overwhelmingly approved Del. Mark Cole's bill Wednesday. Several other states already have similar laws or are considering them.

Cole said the right to privacy was the main reason he sponsored the bill. "I just think you should have the right to control your own body," Cole told The Washington Post. Some liberal bloggers were struck by such a pro-choice sentiment coming from a Virginia Republican. But what really got attention around the blogosphere was the other concern he expressed.

'My understanding -- I'm not a theologian -- but there's a prophecy in the Bible that says you'll have to receive a mark, or you can neither buy nor sell things in end times,' Cole explained to the Post. 'Some people think these computer chips might be that mark.'

The Book of Revelation describes the rise of an antichrist figure called "the beast" as the end of the world approaches and will require everyone to 'receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads,'" quoting AOL. link here
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5. INTRODUCING ONE TOWN'S "MIRACLE MAKEOVER"
"We did it! In a revolutionary experiment to improve health, one ordinary American town proved that simple changes in the way you eat, work, and play can boost your lifespan.
The best news: You can do it too.
Using secrets from cultures where people live the longest, the residents of Albert Lea, Minnesota, transformed the way they live as part of the Vitality Project: an unprecedented longevity study that energized bodies, spirits, and lives. From walking groups and community gardens to purpose seminars and healthier meals, find out how folks got strong, lost weight, connected with their community—and added years to their lives, in just five short months," from AARP Magazine [formerly known as the American Association of Retired Persons]. link here
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6. "BREEDING ANCIENT CATTLE BACK FROM EXTINCTION"
"The only place to see an aurochs in nature these days? A cave painting. The enormous wild cattle that once roamed the European plains have been extinct since 1627, when the last survivor died in a Polish nature reserve. But this could soon change thanks to the work of European preservationists who are hoping they can make the great beast walk again. If they succeed — through a combination of modern genetic expertise and old-fashioned breeding — it would be the first time an animal has been brought back from extinction and released into the wild," quoting TIME Magazine. link here
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7. IKE'S GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER, OUTS SECRET MARS COLONY PROJECT"
"In a public statement, Laura Magdalene Eisenhower, great-granddaughter of former President Dwight David Eisenhower (1890-1969), has exposed her attempted recruitment from April 2006 through January 2007 by a secret Mars colony project.

Ms. Eisenhower’s account of her targeting by time travel surveillance and attempted manipulation by trained intelligence agents attached to a Mars colony project were revealed in an ExopoliticsRadio.org interview, and in an extensive written statement at Ms. Eisenhower’s website," quoting Washington, DC's Examiner. link here

The Exopolitics site: link here

Ms. Eisenhower's statement: link here

8. ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS
A. "Snow on the ground in 49 states"
"Hawaii is the holdout, but weather is still one for the record books"
From the AP: link here

B. "Lowest delta-rivers salmon run ever in 2009" (California)
From the San Francisco Chronicle: link here

C. "Climategate U-turn as scientist at centre of row admits: There has been no global warming since 1995"
From UK's Daily Mail: link here

D. "Rogue Wave Victim: 'Like a Tsunami'"
From ABC News on the sea in Half Moon Bay, CA.: link here

E. "GUATEMALA: Anti-Mine Activists Encouraged by Canadian Ruling"
From IPS News: link here

F. "Space station’s ‘window on the world’ opens"
"Astronauts humbled by ‘absolutely spectacular’ views of Earth"
From the AP: link here

9. SOCIO-ECONOMIC NEWS
A. BE WARE!
"Leading aspartame producer Ajinomoto is launching a new initiative that will brand the sweetener AminoSweet.

It’s now more than 25 years since products sweetened with aspartame were first launched in Europe...

Ajinomoto believes that the time is right to remind the industry that aspartame tastes just like sugar, and that it’s made from amino acids – the building blocks of protein that are abundant in our diet.

The name AminoSweet is appealing and memorable," quoting FoodBev.com.
Ed. Note: Korner's readers KNOW the dangers of ingesting aspartame, no matter what they call it: link here

B. "Snow days mean less food for many students"
"Tens of thousands of children miss out on free or reduced-price school lunch"
From the AP: link here

C. "One Economist's View of Davos"
"Presented With A Once-In-Generation Chance To Fix Global Finances, The World's Most Powerful People Went Skiing"
Find out how the world is run from CBS News' 60 Minutes: link here

D. "Scams: Pigeon Fever" or commonly called Ponzi Scemes
"It's been just over a year since Bernard Madoff's multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme fell apart. But, as Morley Safer reports, despite all the news about the scandal, similar scams are still thriving." From CBS News' 60 Minutes: link here

E. "Airport body scanners 'may be unlawful'" in the UK
From the BBC: link here

F. "Rising tide of suburban homeless across U.S."
"'Truly reaching a stage of being alarming,' one official says"
From the AP: link here

G. "In historic first, Sarkozy visits Haiti"
"First visit to former colony by French president since slave revolt in 1804"
From the AP: link here
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10. THE NATION
A. "Boeing 747 uses laser to destroy missile"
From KING-5 TV, NBC News in Seattle: link here

B. "(Daniel) Ellsberg's "Dangerous Decision - To Tell The Truth" (A documentary up for an Oscar)
From NPR: link here

C. "John Pilger: The kidnapping of Haiti"
From Green-Left: link here

D. "Power of 50: Working Women"
"Women hold more than half of the labor force’s top jobs. Here are 50 fascinating facts about women on the job."
From AARP: link here

E. "The Media Response to the Growing Influence of the 9/11 Truth Movement."
"Part II: A Survey of Attitude Change in 2009-2010"
From Global Research: link here

F. New video footage of JFK's last day
From NBC News: link here

G. This man is a hero to this writer:
Former Alabama Governor Don Seligman speaks: link here
Won't you take the time to read about this case: link here
Gov. Seligman's story: link here

H. "Cheney Admits to War Crimes, Media Yawns, Obama Turns the Other Cheek"
From Truthout: link here

I. "Virginia delegates pass bill banning chip implants as ‘mark of the beast’"
From The Raw Story: link here

J. "The Real Roots of the CIA's Rendition and Black Sites Program"
From Truthout: link here

K. "Unable to get job, freed inmates returning to jail"
"Recidivism rate likely to rise as jobless rate for ex-cons may be 60 percent"
From MSNBC: link here
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RAMTHA STUDENT NEWS
A. RSE e-mailers last week:
- Ramtha, The Campaign, Worldwide Events
link here
-RSE Blue Body Event!
link here

B. JZ-Rose e-mailers last week:
- Lovely New Arrivals at JZ Rose!
link here

C. Beyond the Ordinary - KRSE internet radio recently had on Emilio L. Ippolito (Mr. E.) in a show titled: "Protecting Your Life, Liberty, and Property"

"That is what "Mr. E" has devoted his life to for the last 60 years, understanding the intent of the United States Constitution. Because even 60 years ago something was not right in our country. In 1992 he had the audacity to create hundreds of Common Law Courts to give the power back to the people that our Constitution was created to preserve."
A MUST-HEAR FOR ALL AMERICANS! link here

D. Tom Wiseman is the Sales Manager for Yelm-based EARTHWISE TECHNOLOGIES, Inc.
Learn more about his company's infrared in-wall heaters: link here
"Headquartered in Yelm, Washington, EarthWise Technologies, Inc. continues to advance technology in efficient heating. Founded over 15 years ago by Bruce Searle, EarthWise Technologies has developed more than a dozen earth-friendly, green technology products that benefit mankind and the environment." link here

E. YouTube interviews with Blue College speakers:
- Dr Colin Ross MD speaks about CIA Mind Control
These two links on YouTube:
link here
link here

- Major General Albert Stubblebine III & Dr Rima E Laibow, MD are interviewed on the Alex Jones show, Part 1, all other Parts accessed here: link here

F. Dr. Míceál Ledwith's article this month VALENTINE is both timely & very interesting knowledge:
link here

G. We now offer Canned, Heirloom Seeds and more Freeze Dried Foods, etc. Create a Self-Sufficient Life & Get Prepared with link here

H. Daniela Leoz - Maestría de las Cartas on Argentina's "The Show" demonstrates reading the cards on Argentina's national TV & is joined in-studio by RSE coordinator Lucas Zalazar - in Spanish:
link here

I. A heartfelt note from Amber Wiltsie:
To our fellow Ramtha students:
Because of maintaining my focus with Ed, I haven't written anything up to this point. But with all of the beautiful focus that is being dedicated to Ed, I feel that it is important to let everyone know what Ed and I know is real. We know that miracles happen in every moment, they are apart of our every day reality and are as common as our common thought when we surrender to holding the dream in the now. We also know that the only reason that we call them miracles and that they don't manifest in our daily lives is that somewhere in our human existence we have given more credence to the reality we see then to the reality we dream.

Ed and I know that everything that Ramtha has taught us is absolute truth and reality for we have lived the teachings and manifested great dreams. However, sometimes the challenges to the personality or the human mind seem so large and so real that they rock the core of an individual's being and affect the the very fiber of an indivdual's life. The challenge, when this happens, is not to buy into the illusion that has manifested into the physical,but to continue to hold the dream. This is the challenge that our family has been faced with in the last 31/2 months. It was for this reason we have not informed our community. We felt that informing everyone might lock the illusion even further into reality for we would have no control of the thoughts of others. What we had not considered was that the thoughts and focus of the individuals in our community might aid in Ed's healing.

I have found that sometimes in the darkest moments in one's life, some truth understood or some experience we have had, resurfaces to aid us in remaining resolute to the manifestation of the dream. This is what happened for me yesterday at the hospital.

After entering the hospital environment, interacting with the staff and interfacing with the beliefs of the medical industry, I could feel the weight of human consciousness and belief system of the medical industry baring down upon my conscious mind and affecting my dream, my resolve and my focus. As I walked through the hospital with tears streaming down my face and sobs welling up in my chest, I heard Ed's voice reiterating a teaching, a knowingness that he had shared with me 20 years before.

He said,"Am, if you have dream that you really want, you have to hold that dream, no matter what the outside world all around you is demanding you know and understand. The outside world is an illusion and is created from your thoughts. You can't buy into this. You must hold your dream in the face of all adversity and in the face of everything that you see. For if you do this, the dream that is physically before you will change and the new dream will manifest."

Throughout our time in Ramtha's school Ed, our family and I have understood this concept and have used it to change many things on our timelines. I thought, "Of course! What was I thinking!

I came back to my husbands room, with NEW resolve. When I arrived, I found emails from people in our school, all over the world, who were holding that focus with us. I was uplifted, which enabled me to regain my focus, my resolve and my dream. Within a few hours, Ed's present medical condition shifted significantly, and the physical medical data changed, his blood work, his heart rate and his physical body.

Our family is with Ed 24/7 and we are and will continue to hold the dream for Ed, until it manifests into this reality completely. We know it can manifest in a moment, as was evidenced yesterday, when his heart rate which was elevated to 145-150bpm for 5 days, dropped to 80bpm instantly and has maintained itself there since. This both shocked and pleased the medical staff, who have tried for days to convince me of the one classical physics ,potential that they understand on Ed's timeline.There have been many times in the last five days I have had to give the doctors and the nurses, who are but relfections of my own human personality's doubts and fears, the lecture on quantum physics, quantum realities and holding the dream.

Ed, my family and I THANK ALL of YOU for the LOVE, the kindnesses and the FOCUS you have show and dedicated towards us. It has been very humbling. Ed and I have never needed to ask for anyone's help in the past and that is why no one has know of these facts until now. What Ed and I had forgotten, is that we are all CONNECTED. We will not forget that again.

Our family is open to all help and all prayers on Ed's behalf and ask you all, if you will continue to hold the dream with us until it manifests completely. Ed is now out of the critical care unit and in his own hospital room. His heart rate has remained between 80-90bpm, his platelets have increased over the last few days from 19 to 90, his temperature is normal, his ammonia levels are normal, billi-rubin has decreased & blood pressure is normal.

Thank you again for your love, your concern and your focus,

Amber R Wiltsie

There have been many requests for sending cards, so here is the address:
Ed and Amber Wiltsie
PO Box 6102
Olympia Wa, 98507

Hear Amber in her own words on Beyond the Ordinary - KRSE internet radio: link here

Amber's book "Ramtha and Me: One Woman's Journey in a School of Ancient Wisdom"
link here
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LOCAL NOTES
A. Local beekeeping news as season approaches:
link here

B. Haiti through the eyes of area volunteers
link here

C. Olympia's St. Peter's Hospital earns Magnet recognition award
link here

D. Puget Sound Energy: "More solar power in cloudy times"
link here
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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“Whether you believe you can do a thing or not,
you are right.”
Henry Ford (1863-1947)
American Industrialist & noted car manufacturer
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The name & newsletter title Kleiner’s Korner is Copyright © 2010 Stephen R. Klein.
All Rights Reserved.

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 SPECIAL EDITION FOR FEBRUARY 16, 2010
The "We Are The World 25 For Haiti - Official Video" was released last week on the opening of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver: link here

"Recorded on February 1st, 2010, in the same studio as the original 25 years earlier (Henson Recording Studios, formerly A&M Recording Studios) "We Are The World 25 For Haiti", in which Jones and Richie serve as executive producers and producers, was created in collaboration with executive producers Wyclef Jean, Randy Phillips and Peter Tortorici; producers Humberto Gattica and RedOne; and co-producers Rickey Minor, Mervyn Warren and Patti Austin to benefit the Haitian earthquake relief efforts and the rebuilding of Haiti. The 25th Anniversary recording features over 80 artists and performers. The recording of We Are The World 25 For Haiti embodied the same enthusiasm, sense of purpose and generosity as the original recording 25 years ago.," quoting YouTube. Ed. Note: In addition to the modern performers, this writer was thrilled to see Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Natalie Cole, Earth, Wind & Fire; the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson, and a recorded reprise of Michael Jackson from 25 years ago along side his sister Janet Jackson. The We Are The World 25 Foundation website: link here

"'We Are the World" is a song and charity single originally recorded by the supergroup USA for Africa in 1985. It was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and co-produced by Quincy Jones and Michael Omartian for the album We Are the World," quoting the Foundation's website: link here

The original, 1985's "We Are the World for Africa" still touches my soul: link here

1985's performers: link here


RAMTHA STUDENT NEWS

To our beloved School's student body,
These are indeed challenging times for many & in addition to the economy, environment or era in which we live, there are several of our fellow students requiring our love, focus, prayers & attention right now in dealing with catastrophic illnesses, fighting for their lives as their families support them back to health and attempt to pay the ensuing bills.

In that regard, this writer is asking for your help on behalf of our family friend, fellow neighbor, student, local-political scene activist & Ramtha's former Comrade, Ed Wiltsie who is hospitalized with multiple conditions that add up to a life-threatening situation.

I have been asked by the Wiltsie Family to share with our RSE Family their request of your focused healing for their husband, father, grandfather & friend, especially in the abdomen area. No visitors to the hospital please, so the family can support Ed without distraction.

Further, any financial assistance you can give would be appreciated in helping Ed & his family handle the expenses of daily life that have to be shoved aside while they give comfort, aid, devotion, time & love to their family's bread-winner.

Ramtha created The Masters' Fund over 2 decades ago specifically for this purpose:

"I have asked for them [Fred and Sherrie Loertscher] to evolve that which is termed a trust account. I have asked and will ask for every master to contribute five of your dollars to this account. It is the account of the masters. It is to help illiteracy and hunger and catastrophic disease of those people that you love. And to those who cannot, there will be a reserve made for them."

"Longtime RSE students Fred and Sherrie Loertscher were asked by Ramtha many years ago to oversee a trust fund for RSE masters in need," and they are handling all donations for the Wiltsie Family.
Won't you place your spare change in The Master Fund containers at RSE or mail a check to:

The Masters' Fund
P.O. Box 1217
Tenino, WA 98589
link here

On behalf of Amber and all of the Wiltsie Family, with sincere appreciation, love & thanks for your consideration of their family during this challenging time!

"QUOTE OF THE DAY"
"I will make love my greatest weapon and
none on who I call can defend against its force....
My love will melt all hearts liken to the sun
whose rays soften the coldest day.
Augustine "Og" Mandino II (1923 – 1996)
Best-selling American Author
More from Wikipedia: link here
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The name & newsletter title Kleiner’s Korner is Copyright © 2010 Stephen R. Klein.
All Rights Reserved.

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 FEBRUARY 22, 2010
The number one story of the week is that science is finally catching-up to Ramtha's teachings - Consciousness & its hand-maiden, Energy create the nature of all reality [see # 1 below].
The Great American Channel, JZ Knight begins her 34th year bringing the teachings of Ramtha the Enlightened One to the world this weekend as Ramtha's School of Enlightenment welcomes the School's premier Blue College Class to their annual 10-day Retreat.

Almost 1,500 students from around the world will gather at the Yelm campus during the next 2 days for their studies.

Was a Sunday afternoon in February of 1977 (2/20/1977) that Ramtha first appeared to JZ in her kitchen.

Happy 33rd anniversary, JZ, with sincere thanks, gratitude & appreciation...


1. "DOES SCIENCE FINALLY ADMIT THAT CONSCIOUSNESS CONTRIBUTES TO CREATING ALL REALITY?
"Sometime in the future science will be able to create realities that we can't even begin to imagine. As we evolve, we'll be able to construct other information systems that correspond to other realities, universes based on logic completely different from ours and not based on space and time.

Immanuel Kant declared in 1781 that space and time were real, but only indeed as properties of the mind. These algorithms are not only the key to consciousness, but why space and time - indeed the properties of matter itself - are relative to the observer. But a new theory called biocentrism suggests that space and time may not be the only tools that can be used to construct reality. At present, our destiny is to live and die in the everyday world of up and down. But what if, for example, we changed the algorithms so that instead of time being linear, it was 3-dimensional like space? Consciousness would move through the multiverse. We'd be able to walk through time just like we walk through space. And after creeping along for 4 billion years, life would finally figure out how to escape from its corporeal cage. Our destiny would lie in realities that exist outside of the known physical universe," quoting an examination of the implications in this thoughtful Huffington Post article. link here

About Dr. Robert Lanza, M. D., author of the article:
link here
.

2. INTRODUCING ZERO-EMISSION ENERGY - STEORN ENGINEERING GROUP"
"Steorn, the Irish engineering group, are now furthering their claim to rewriting both the science of electrical theory and the inviolable laws of thermodynamics with their Orbo free-energy technology. CEO & frontman Sean McCarthy, "Six years ago our company discovered a magnetic anomaly, during the course of developing another technology. The anomaly was that we could gain energy from magnets with no apparent source."

Defying the cruel fates of previous free-energy proponents, as well as the derision of the press and academics, Steorn took over a convention center in downtown Dublin throughout January with full public access to exhibits and live-streamed demo/lectures.

Sean describes their objective, "Orbo is controversial. What we're focused on is getting this this technology demonstrated so people can understand the core principles, ultimately our role is to license this to people who make products. What we're offering is not just some new cool technology. It's a real opportunity for us as a species, and as a society to change everything," quoting a Korner reader who submitted this.

Orbo 2009 launch: link here

Demos/lectures posted at: link here
.

3. INTRODUCING VETERANS FOR COMMON SENSE"
"Veterans for Common Sense (VCS) was formed in August 2002 as a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization by war veterans who believe that we, the people of the United States of America, are most secure when our country is free, strong, and responsibly engaged with the world. Our mission, based on the pragmatic ideals of the American patriot Thomas Paine, is to raise the unique and powerful voices of veterans so that our military, veterans, freedom, and national security are protected and enhanced, for ourselves and for future generations." link here

AND THIS ENLIGHTENING STORY:
"One Constitutionally Illiterate Congressional Leader"
link here
.

4. "APOCALYPTIC TALK STOKES MICROCHIP IMPLANT DEBATE"
"Forbidding companies from forcing employees to have microchips implanted in their bodies isn't just about protecting personal freedom; it might ward off the biblical "mark of the beast," according to a lawmaker who's pushing for such a ban in Virginia.

The state House overwhelmingly approved Del. Mark Cole's bill Wednesday. Several other states already have similar laws or are considering them.

Cole said the right to privacy was the main reason he sponsored the bill. "I just think you should have the right to control your own body," Cole told The Washington Post. Some liberal bloggers were struck by such a pro-choice sentiment coming from a Virginia Republican. But what really got attention around the blogosphere was the other concern he expressed.

'My understanding -- I'm not a theologian -- but there's a prophecy in the Bible that says you'll have to receive a mark, or you can neither buy nor sell things in end times,' Cole explained to the Post. 'Some people think these computer chips might be that mark.'

The Book of Revelation describes the rise of an antichrist figure called "the beast" as the end of the world approaches and will require everyone to 'receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads,'" quoting AOL. link here
.

5. INTRODUCING ONE TOWN'S "MIRACLE MAKEOVER"
"We did it! In a revolutionary experiment to improve health, one ordinary American town proved that simple changes in the way you eat, work, and play can boost your lifespan.
The best news: You can do it too.
Using secrets from cultures where people live the longest, the residents of Albert Lea, Minnesota, transformed the way they live as part of the Vitality Project: an unprecedented longevity study that energized bodies, spirits, and lives. From walking groups and community gardens to purpose seminars and healthier meals, find out how folks got strong, lost weight, connected with their community—and added years to their lives, in just five short months," from AARP Magazine [formerly known as the American Association of Retired Persons]. link here
.

6. "BREEDING ANCIENT CATTLE BACK FROM EXTINCTION"
"The only place to see an aurochs in nature these days? A cave painting. The enormous wild cattle that once roamed the European plains have been extinct since 1627, when the last survivor died in a Polish nature reserve. But this could soon change thanks to the work of European preservationists who are hoping they can make the great beast walk again. If they succeed — through a combination of modern genetic expertise and old-fashioned breeding — it would be the first time an animal has been brought back from extinction and released into the wild," quoting TIME Magazine. link here
.

7. IKE'S GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER, OUTS SECRET MARS COLONY PROJECT"
"In a public statement, Laura Magdalene Eisenhower, great-granddaughter of former President Dwight David Eisenhower (1890-1969), has exposed her attempted recruitment from April 2006 through January 2007 by a secret Mars colony project.

Ms. Eisenhower’s account of her targeting by time travel surveillance and attempted manipulation by trained intelligence agents attached to a Mars colony project were revealed in an ExopoliticsRadio.org interview, and in an extensive written statement at Ms. Eisenhower’s website," quoting Washington, DC's Examiner. link here

The Exopolitics site: link here

Ms. Eisenhower's statement: link here

8. ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS
A. "Snow on the ground in 49 states"
"Hawaii is the holdout, but weather is still one for the record books"
From the AP: link here

B. "Lowest delta-rivers salmon run ever in 2009" (California)
From the San Francisco Chronicle: link here

C. "Climategate U-turn as scientist at centre of row admits: There has been no global warming since 1995"
From UK's Daily Mail: link here

D. "Rogue Wave Victim: 'Like a Tsunami'"
From ABC News on the sea in Half Moon Bay, CA.: link here

E. "GUATEMALA: Anti-Mine Activists Encouraged by Canadian Ruling"
From IPS News: link here

F. "Space station’s ‘window on the world’ opens"
"Astronauts humbled by ‘absolutely spectacular’ views of Earth"
From the AP: link here

9. SOCIO-ECONOMIC NEWS
A. BE WARE!
"Leading aspartame producer Ajinomoto is launching a new initiative that will brand the sweetener AminoSweet.

It’s now more than 25 years since products sweetened with aspartame were first launched in Europe...

Ajinomoto believes that the time is right to remind the industry that aspartame tastes just like sugar, and that it’s made from amino acids – the building blocks of protein that are abundant in our diet.

The name AminoSweet is appealing and memorable," quoting FoodBev.com.
Ed. Note: Korner's readers KNOW the dangers of ingesting aspartame, no matter what they call it: link here

B. "Snow days mean less food for many students"
"Tens of thousands of children miss out on free or reduced-price school lunch"
From the AP: link here

C. "One Economist's View of Davos"
"Presented With A Once-In-Generation Chance To Fix Global Finances, The World's Most Powerful People Went Skiing"
Find out how the world is run from CBS News' 60 Minutes: link here

D. "Scams: Pigeon Fever" or commonly called Ponzi Scemes
"It's been just over a year since Bernard Madoff's multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme fell apart. But, as Morley Safer reports, despite all the news about the scandal, similar scams are still thriving." From CBS News' 60 Minutes: link here

E. "Airport body scanners 'may be unlawful'" in the UK
From the BBC: link here

F. "Rising tide of suburban homeless across U.S."
"'Truly reaching a stage of being alarming,' one official says"
From the AP: link here

G. "In historic first, Sarkozy visits Haiti"
"First visit to former colony by French president since slave revolt in 1804"
From the AP: link here
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10. THE NATION
A. "Boeing 747 uses laser to destroy missile"
From KING-5 TV, NBC News in Seattle: link here

B. "(Daniel) Ellsberg's "Dangerous Decision - To Tell The Truth" (A documentary up for an Oscar)
From NPR: link here

C. "John Pilger: The kidnapping of Haiti"
From Green-Left: link here

D. "Power of 50: Working Women"
"Women hold more than half of the labor force’s top jobs. Here are 50 fascinating facts about women on the job."
From AARP: link here

E. "The Media Response to the Growing Influence of the 9/11 Truth Movement."
"Part II: A Survey of Attitude Change in 2009-2010"
From Global Research: link here

F. New video footage of JFK's last day
From NBC News: link here

G. This man is a hero to this writer:
Former Alabama Governor Don Seligman speaks: link here
Won't you take the time to read about this case: link here
Gov. Seligman's story: link here

H. "Cheney Admits to War Crimes, Media Yawns, Obama Turns the Other Cheek"
From Truthout: link here

I. "Virginia delegates pass bill banning chip implants as ‘mark of the beast’"
From The Raw Story: link here

J. "The Real Roots of the CIA's Rendition and Black Sites Program"
From Truthout: link here

K. "Unable to get job, freed inmates returning to jail"
"Recidivism rate likely to rise as jobless rate for ex-cons may be 60 percent"
From MSNBC: link here
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RAMTHA STUDENT NEWS
A. RSE e-mailers last week:
- Ramtha, The Campaign, Worldwide Events
link here
-RSE Blue Body Event!
link here JZ-Rose e-mailers last week:
- Lovely New Arrivals at JZ Rose!
link here

C. Beyond the Ordinary - KRSE internet radio recently had on Emilio L. Ippolito (Mr. E.) in a show titled: "Protecting Your Life, Liberty, and Property"

"That is what "Mr. E" has devoted his life to for the last 60 years, understanding the intent of the United States Constitution. Because even 60 years ago something was not right in our country. In 1992 he had the audacity to create hundreds of Common Law Courts to give the power back to the people that our Constitution was created to preserve."
A MUST-HEAR FOR ALL AMERICANS! link here

D. Tom Wiseman is the Sales Manager for Yelm-based EARTHWISE TECHNOLOGIES, Inc.
Learn more about his company's infrared in-wall heaters: link here
"Headquartered in Yelm, Washington, EarthWise Technologies, Inc. continues to advance technology in efficient heating. Founded over 15 years ago by Bruce Searle, EarthWise Technologies has developed more than a dozen earth-friendly, green technology products that benefit mankind and the environment." link here

E. YouTube interviews with Blue College speakers:
- Dr Colin Ross MD speaks about CIA Mind Control
These two links on YouTube:
link here
link here

- Major General Albert Stubblebine III & Dr Rima E Laibow, MD are interviewed on the Alex Jones show, Part 1, all other Parts accessed here: link here

F. Dr. Míceál Ledwith's article this month VALENTINE is both timely & very interesting knowledge:
link here

G. We now offer Canned, Heirloom Seeds and more Freeze Dried Foods, etc. Create a Self-Sufficient Life & Get Prepared with link here

H. Daniela Leoz - Maestría de las Cartas on Argentina's "The Show" demonstrates reading the cards on Argentina's national TV & is joined in-studio by RSE coordinator Lucas Zalazar - in Spanish:
link here

I. A heartfelt note from Amber Wiltsie:
To our fellow Ramtha students:
Because of maintaining my focus with Ed, I haven't written anything up to this point. But with all of the beautiful focus that is being dedicated to Ed, I feel that it is important to let everyone know what Ed and I know is real. We know that miracles happen in every moment, they are apart of our every day reality and are as common as our common thought when we surrender to holding the dream in the now. We also know that the only reason that we call them miracles and that they don't manifest in our daily lives is that somewhere in our human existence we have given more credence to the reality we see then to the reality we dream.

Ed and I know that everything that Ramtha has taught us is absolute truth and reality for we have lived the teachings and manifested great dreams. However, sometimes the challenges to the personality or the human mind seem so large and so real that they rock the core of an individual's being and affect the the very fiber of an indivdual's life. The challenge, when this happens, is not to buy into the illusion that has manifested into the physical,but to continue to hold the dream. This is the challenge that our family has been faced with in the last 31/2 months. It was for this reason we have not informed our community. We felt that informing everyone might lock the illusion even further into reality for we would have no control of the thoughts of others. What we had not considered was that the thoughts and focus of the individuals in our community might aid in Ed's healing.

I have found that sometimes in the darkest moments in one's life, some truth understood or some experience we have had, resurfaces to aid us in remaining resolute to the manifestation of the dream. This is what happened for me yesterday at the hospital.

After entering the hospital environment, interacting with the staff and interfacing with the beliefs of the medical industry, I could feel the weight of human consciousness and belief system of the medical industry baring down upon my conscious mind and affecting my dream, my resolve and my focus. As I walked through the hospital with tears streaming down my face and sobs welling up in my chest, I heard Ed's voice reiterating a teaching, a knowingness that he had shared with me 20 years before.

He said,"Am, if you have dream that you really want, you have to hold that dream, no matter what the outside world all around you is demanding you know and understand. The outside world is an illusion and is created from your thoughts. You can't buy into this. You must hold your dream in the face of all adversity and in the face of everything that you see. For if you do this, the dream that is physically before you will change and the new dream will manifest."

Throughout our time in Ramtha's school Ed, our family and I have understood this concept and have used it to change many things on our timelines. I thought, "Of course! What was I thinking!

I came back to my husbands room, with NEW resolve. When I arrived, I found emails from people in our school, all over the world, who were holding that focus with us. I was uplifted, which enabled me to regain my focus, my resolve and my dream. Within a few hours, Ed's present medical condition shifted significantly, and the physical medical data changed, his blood work, his heart rate and his physical body.

Our family is with Ed 24/7 and we are and will continue to hold the dream for Ed, until it manifests into this reality completely. We know it can manifest in a moment, as was evidenced yesterday, when his heart rate which was elevated to 145-150bpm for 5 days, dropped to 80bpm instantly and has maintained itself there since. This both shocked and pleased the medical staff, who have tried for days to convince me of the one classical physics ,potential that they understand on Ed's timeline.There have been many times in the last five days I have had to give the doctors and the nurses, who are but relfections of my own human personality's doubts and fears, the lecture on quantum physics, quantum realities and holding the dream.

Ed, my family and I THANK ALL of YOU for the LOVE, the kindnesses and the FOCUS you have show and dedicated towards us. It has been very humbling. Ed and I have never needed to ask for anyone's help in the past and that is why no one has know of these facts until now. What Ed and I had forgotten, is that we are all CONNECTED. We will not forget that again.

Our family is open to all help and all prayers on Ed's behalf and ask you all, if you will continue to hold the dream with us until it manifests completely. Ed is now out of the critical care unit and in his own hospital room. His heart rate has remained between 80-90bpm, his platelets have increased over the last few days from 19 to 90, his temperature is normal, his ammonia levels are normal, billi-rubin has decreased & blood pressure is normal.

Thank you again for your love, your concern and your focus,

Amber R Wiltsie

Hear Amber in her own words on Beyond the Ordinary - KRSE internet radio: link here

Amber's book "Ramtha and Me: One Woman's Journey in a School of Ancient Wisdom"
link here
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LOCAL NOTES
A. Local beekeeping news as season approaches:
link here

B. Haiti through the eyes of area volunteers
link here

C. Olympia's St. Peter's Hospital earns Magnet recognition award
link here

D. Puget Sound Energy: "More solar power in cloudy times"
link here
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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“Whether you believe you can do a thing or not,
you are right.”
Henry Ford (1863-1947)
American Industrialist & noted car manufacturer
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The name & newsletter title Kleiner’s Korner is Copyright © 2010 Stephen R. Klein.
All Rights Reserved.

For archived issues of Kleiner’s Korner,
click on "Current Kleiner’s Korner and Archives"
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Send comments to steve@kleinerskorner.com.
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KLEINER'S KORNER FOR WEEK OF FEBRUARY 15, 2010
There may not be another Korner for a few weeks while our worldwide staff takes a pause. Do not be alarmed. The Korner will be back in March! Thanks for your interest.

"Empire of the Sunset"
Ed. Note: A sobering look at America today, which should be required reading for all Americans.
In Truthout: link here


1. HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!
"Valentine's Day is a holiday celebrated on February 14. It is the traditional day on which lovers express their love for each other; sending Valentine's cards, donating to charity or gifting candy. It is very common to present flowers on Valentine's Day. The holiday is named after two among the numerous Early Christian martyrs named Valentine. The day became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.

The day is most closely associated with the mutual exchange of love notes in the form of "valentines." Modern Valentine symbols include the heart-shaped outline and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten notes have largely given way to mass-produced greeting cards. The mid-nineteenth century Valentine's Day trade was a harbinger of further commercialized holidays in the United States to follow. The U.S. Greeting Card Association estimates that approximately one billion valentines are sent each year worldwide, making the day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year behind Christmas. The association estimates that women purchase approximately 85 percent of all valentines," quoting Wikipedia.
link here
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2. "40,000-YEAR-OLD PRESERVED BABY MAMMOTH" COMING TO CHICAGO MUSEUM
From the Field Museum Press Release:
"In 2007, a Siberian reindeer herder and two of his sons made a fantastic discovery – an intact baby woolly mammoth, preserved in the frozen soil of the Arctic for some 40,000 years. The baby mammoth was named Lyuba (pronounced Lee-OO-bah) after the herder’s wife. This incredible specimen is now the centerpiece of The Field Museum’s new exhibition Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age. Lyuba’s discovery made headlines around the world, and this exhibition marks her first showing in the United States.

The Field Museum
1400 S. Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60605-2496
312.922.9410
March 5 through September 6, 2010
link here
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3. "BOOST YOUR BRAIN HEALTH"
"Despite what our youth-oriented culture tells us, mental decline after 50 is not a given. In fact, in some ways the healthy brain gets stronger with age. Studies confirm that accumulated knowledge and expert skills (a.k.a. wisdom) increase as you get older. In addition, emotional savvy, such as not dwelling on negative thoughts, also appears to grow with age, as demonstrated in a recent Duke University study...

So how do you keep your brain at its best? By growing new brain cells, for starters. Long thought impossible, this turns out to be relatively routine in lab animals and, thus, maybe in humans. Scientists suspect that certain lifestyle habits can spark the cells' growth.

In 1998, Fred Gage, Ph.D., and his colleagues at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California, showed that the memory centers of adult human brains can grow new cells. Since then, studies by Gage and others have suggested that the more physical and mental exercise you get, the more brain cells you grow, the longer they survive, and the better they connect with other nerve cells. Exercise, such as brisk walking for 40 minutes four times a week, increases bloodflow to the regions of the brain shown able to grow new cells," quoting AARP Magazine.
link here
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4. "IS CONVERSATION GONE FOR GOOD?"
"Where Conversation Goes From Here"
"We tweet, we text, we e-mail. Everybody's chatting, but is anybody listening? Why America needs to revive the vanishing art of conversation. We need to talk," quoting this thoughtful AARP Magazine report. link here
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5. "LANDMARK NEW STUDY REVEALS UNPRECEDENTED NUMBER OF AMERICANS SEEKING FOOD"
"A landmark study released today from Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, reports that more than 37 million people, one in eight Americans -- including 14 million children and nearly 3 million seniors -- receive emergency food each year through the nation’s network of food banks and the agencies they serve. The findings represent a staggering 46 percent increase since the organization’s previously released study in 2006.

Hunger in America 2010 is the first research study to capture the significant connection between the recent economic downturn and an increased need for emergency food assistance. The number of children and adults in need of food as a result of experiencing food insecurity has significantly increased.

More than one in three client households are experiencing very low food security—or hunger—a 54 percent increase in the number of households compared to four years ago," quoting Feeding America.
link here
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6. "WINTER OLYMPICS TO DEMO THOUGHT-CONTROLLED LIGHTING"
"A Canadian company has created what it calls the “largest thought-controlled computing installation.” It’s an experiment that lets visitors to the Olympics use their brainwaves to control the lights at three major landmarks in Canada, including Niagara Falls.

“When people put on the headsets and find themselves increasing the brightness of the lights by just thinking about it, you can almost see their brains explode,” says Trevor Coleman, chief operating officer for InteraXon, the company that has created this installation," quoting Wired. .
link here
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7. CHECK-OUT YOUR ADDRESS IN A VIRTUAL WORLD
"vPike.com provides Google street views, driving directions, local traffic conditions, maps, and local area photos from Panoramio and Picasa. You can use vPike.com to acquaint yourself with an area before you go there or you can call up places from your past to see what they look like now. vPike.com includes a driving simulator that enables you to simulate a drive-by of an area while you watch the scenery," quoting vPike.com. link here
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8. "FRANKINCENSE: COULD IT BE A CURE FOR CANCER?"
"The gift given by the wise men to the baby Jesus probably came across the deserts from Oman. The BBC's Jeremy Howell visits the country to ask whether a commodity that was once worth its weight in gold could be reborn as a treatment for cancer.

Oman's Land of Frankincense is an 11-hour drive southwards from the capital, Muscat," quoting the BBC. link here
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9. CELL PHONE NEWS
A. " CELL PHONE & BRAIN TUMORS - 15 REASONS FOR CONCERN
"Science, Spin & the Truth Behind Interphone"
Ed. Note: A must read meticulously researched!
From Radiation Research: link here

B. "CAN THE FBI SECRETLY TRACK YOUR CELL PHONE?"
"It may come as a surprise to most of the owners of the country's 277 million cell phones, but their cell-phone company retains records of where their device has been at all times—either because the phones have tiny GPS devices embedded inside or because each phone call is routed through towers that can be used to pinpoint the phones' location to within areas as small as a few hundred feet.

Such location "logs" never show up on your monthly cell-phone bill. But federal court records filed over the past year indicate that federal prosecutors and the FBI have increasingly been obtaining such records in the course of criminal investigations—without any notice to the cell-phone customer or any showing of "probable cause" that tracking the physical location of the phone will turn up evidence of an actual crime," quoting NEWSWEEK. link here
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10. PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
"Michael Douglas: Second Time Around"
"He wooed and won Catherine Zeta-Jones, he's a doting father to their two kids, and he's got another shot at the role that won him an Oscar. Has Michael Douglas finally got it right?" quoting AARP Magazine. link here
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11. ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS
A. "Earthquake gives Illinois ‘a little shake’"
"3.8-magnitude earthquake hits 50 miles northwest of Chicago, USGS says"
From NBC News: link here

B. "China dinosaur footprints found in Zhucheng"
"Scientists in China say they have discovered more than 3,000 dinosaur footprints, all facing the same way," quoting the BBC. link here

C. "Invasion of the Giant Squids"
From Yahoo's Buzz Log: link here

D. "Why Has the FDA Allowed a Drug Marked ‘Not Safe for Use in Humans’ to Be Fed to Livestock Right Before Slaughter?"
Ed. Note: Know where your meat comes from!
From AlterNet: link here

E. "L.A.-area foothills under new mudslide threat"
"Residents begin evacuating after authorities issue flash flood warning"
From the AP: link here

F. USA East Coast hit yet again - SNOW
"The previous records for snowiest winters were 62.5 inches in Baltimore in 1995-96, and 54.4 inches in Washington in 1898-99. As of Wednesday [Feb. 10] afternoon, Baltimore had 72.3 inches so far this winter and Reagan had 54.9.

The National Weather Service said 14 inches of snow was recorded at Philadelphia International Airport as of 7 p.m. ET Wednesday. That brought the total to 70.3 inches of snow for the season so far, topping the previous seasonal record of 65.5 inches recorded in 1995-96," quoting the AP.
link here

G. "Sea lions abandon Galapagos Islands for warm Peruvian waters"
"A colony of sea lions, previously unique to the Galapagos Islands, has unexpectedly moved 900 miles south-east to an island just off the coast of Peru."
From UK's Telegraph: link here

H. "What's stopping us getting solar power from deserts?"
From The Ecologist: link here

I. "Solar lighting spells the end of kerosene in Africa"
From The Ecologist: link here

j. "Space station gets room, window to see Earth"
From USA Today: link here
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12. SOCIO-ECONOMIC NEWS
A. "Haiti beyond the cleanup"
From Truthout: link here

B. "Some More Perspectives On This Weekend's Secretive Banker Meeting In Sydney"
From Zero Hedge: link here
AND:
"The race is on for Greece before the ECB exits"
From the Financial Times:
link here

C. "Greece hit by nationwide strike over austerity measures"
From the BBC: link here

D. "Mortgage lenders pursue homeowners even after foreclosure"
From CNN Money on Yahoo: link here

E. "Secret Societies Splashed Across Headlines"
From AOL News: link here

F. "Millionaire gives away fortune which made him miserable"
"Austrian millionaire Karl Rabeder is giving away every penny of his £3 million fortune after realising his riches were making him unhappy."
From UK's Telegraph: link here
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13. OUR NATION
A. "Congressman Ron Paul on Washington's Dirtiest Secrets"
From Dr. Joseph Mercola's interview: link here

B. Emerging from The Media Fog
Stephen Crockett, Truthout: "When we make an investment by buying shares in a corporation, are we endorsing the political goals of corporate CEOs or other corporate executives? For most American citizens, the answer is clearly 'NO!' The recent Supreme Court ruling stating that corporations have the right to spend the shareholders' money to influence federal elections seems designed to trample on the property rights of individual shareholders, empower the international corporate executive class and distort the electoral process in favor of the pro-corporate Republican Party," from Le Devoir, published in Montreal, is the Québec newspaper of record in Truthout: link here

C. 46 years ago last week
"Beatles Arrive in USA February 7, 1964 JFK Airport"
Incredible video on youTube: link here

D. "If Michael Moore Were to Run for President"
From Truthout: link here

E. "Newly released 9/11 photos show World Trade Center from above"
From CNN: link here
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RAMTHA STUDENT NEWS
A. RSE e-mailers last week:
-JZ Invites all Current Students Worldwide to join the guest speakers Live from the Blue College Retreat!
link here
- RSE is offering as a Pilot Program, Wi-Fi Internet Service at the Blue College Retreat
link here

B. JZ-Rose e-mailers last week:
-A piece of JZ's mind
link here
- Lovely Valentines at JZ Rose!
link here

C. Part of An Interview with Sherrie Loertscher, on Acorn & Rose:
link here

D. RSE students' economic impact on Yelm/SE Thurston County in 3rd quarter 2009:
link here
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LOCAL NOTES
A. Jamie Honey's Improv class returns in 2010: link here

B. Mayor's State of the City somber this year: link here

C. Yelm Area Fire Consolidation Vote results: link here

D. Thurston County Prosecution an embarrassment: link here

E. Republican officials paint grim State budget view: link here

F. Naturescaping for Water and Wildlife” workshop, Feb. 18: link here

G. Happy Valentines Day!
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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"The first and last thing required of genius is the love of truth."
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)
"German writer and polymath.
Goethe's works span the fields of poetry, drama, literature, theology, philosophy, pantheism, and science," quoting Wikipedia. link here
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The name & newsletter title Kleiner’s Korner is Copyright © 2010 Stephen R. Klein.
All Rights Reserved.

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 FEBRUARY 8, 2010
Readers sent in many stories on Haiti.
These are of particular note:

- The Fateful Geological Prize Called Haiti
By F. William Engdahl
Author of Full Spectrum Dominance:
Totalitarian Democracy in the New World Order
From Rense: link here

- During the recent events in Haiti, the international humanitarian aid group Medicins Sans Frontiers, a.k.a. Doctors Without Borders, was one of the first responders on the ground in Port-au-Prince. Recently, a first ever documentary about the inner workings of the MSF organization, Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders, had been released - and SuperConsciousness Magazine Editor-in-Chief Heidi Smith obtained an exclusive interview. Learn more about one of the most effective relief organizations in the world. link here

- This writer read this moving story in THE WEEK Magazine, re-printed with permission from Salon.com & so thrilled this dimension of the Haitian people was penned by Laura Wagner for the world to see. To quote Ms. Wagner, "...to shout and shout until someone responds."
This was not about just her getting rescued, rather this was about the telling of the story of the Haitians themselves from someone who lived there!
I am joining Ms. Wagner in shouting -
A MUST-READ! link here

SK-


1. HOME GARDENS IN THE NEWS
A. "SEED SHORTAGES COULD IMPERIL HOME GARDENS"
"Dreaming of biting into a garden-fresh cucumber sandwich this summer? Better order your seeds now.

A poor growing season last year and increased orders from Europe could make it difficult for home gardeners to get seeds for the most popular cucumber variety and some vegetables this spring. Farmers, who usually grow different varieties than home gardeners, aren't likely to be affected.

Seeds for what's known as open-pollinated cucumbers seem to be most scarce, but carrots, snap peas and onions also could be in short supply," quoting the AP.
link here

B. "...GROWING YOUR FOOD IS FASHIONABLE AGAIN"
"THE HEADY DAYS of high horticulture, when gardeners would kill for the newest and coolest perennial, are well and truly over. The resurgence of food gardening has ushered in a post-competitive era, where people share seeds and meals, and even welcome landless gardeners into their backyards for a little communal cultivation.

It doesn't really matter whether the food-gardening renaissance is driven by do-it-yourself frugality in a time of economic uncertainties or by concern over food safety and the environment. Its joys are as tangible as the taste of a fresh-picked tomato, as sublime as popping a sun-warmed raspberry into your mouth, as viscerally satisfying as stepping out your back door to pick a dinner you grew from a couple of seed packets," quoting the Seattle Times.
link here
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2. "HUNDREDS OF QUAKES ARE RATTLING YELLOWSTONE"
"In the last two weeks, more than 100 mostly tiny earthquakes a day, on average, have rattled a remote area of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, putting scientists who monitor the park’s strange and volatile geology on alert.

Researchers say that for now, the earthquake cluster, or swarm — the second-largest ever recorded in the park — is more a cause for curiosity than alarm. The quake zone, about 10 miles northwest of the Old Faithful geyser, has shown little indication, they said, of building toward a larger event, like a volcanic eruption of the type that last ravaged the Yellowstone region tens of thousands of years ago...

But at a time when the disastrous earthquake in Haiti on Jan. 12 has refocused global attention on the earth’s immense store of tectonic energy, scientists say that the Yellowstone swarm, if only because of its volume, bears close observation: as of Sunday, there had been 1,608 quakes since Jan. 17," quoting the New York Times. link here
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3. ZECHARIA SITCHIN FEATURED LAST MONTH IN NY TIMES ARTICLE
"The New York Times devoted a page to a 'profile' article on Zecharia Sitchin in its Sunday, January 10th edition.

Headlined "Origin of the Species From an Alien View", the article, written by Times staff reporter Corey Kilgannon, combines tidbits about Zecharia's daily life with information on his research, writings, and his conclusions regarding the planet Nibiru, the Anunnaki, and their involvement in Mankind's origins and civilizations," quoting Mr. Sitchen's website.
link here
For the full New York Times article: link here
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4. "NEW RESEARCH REJECTS 80-YEAR THEORY OF 'PRIMORDIAL SOUP' AS ORIGIN OF LIFE"
"For 80 years it has been accepted that early life began in a 'primordial soup' of organic molecules before evolving out of the oceans millions of years later. Today the 'soup' theory has been over turned in a pioneering paper in BioEssays which claims it was the Earth's chemical energy, from hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor, which kick-started early life," quoting Science Daily.
link here
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5. "HENRIETTA LACKS’ ‘IMMORTAL’ CELLS"
"Medical researchers use laboratory-grown human cells to learn the intricacies of how cells work and test theories about the causes and treatment of diseases. The cell lines they need are “immortal”—they can grow indefinitely, be frozen for decades, divided into different batches and shared among scientists. In 1951, a scientist at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, created the first immortal human cell line with a tissue sample taken from a young black woman with cervical cancer. Those cells, called HeLa cells, quickly became invaluable to medical research—though their donor remained a mystery for decades. In her new book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, journalist Rebecca Skloot tracks down the story of the source of the amazing HeLa cells, Henrietta Lacks, and documents the cell line's impact on both modern medicine and the Lacks family.

Who was Henrietta Lacks?
She was a black tobacco farmer from southern Virginia who got cervical cancer when she was 30. A doctor at Johns Hopkins took a piece of her tumor without telling her and sent it down the hall to scientists there who had been trying to grow tissues in culture for decades without success. No one knows why, but her cells never died.

Why are her cells so important?
Henrietta’s cells were the first immortal human cells ever grown in culture. They were essential to developing the polio vaccine. They went up in the first space missions to see what would happen to cells in zero gravity. Many scientific landmarks since then have used her cells, including cloning, gene mapping and in vitro fertilization," from Smithsonian Magazine.
link here
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6. "THE GOVERNMENT HAS YOUR BABY'S DNA"
"Newborn babies in the United States are routinely screened for a panel of genetic diseases. Since the testing is mandated by the government, it's often done without the parents' consent, according to Brad Therrell, director of the National Newborn Screening & Genetics Resource Center.

In many states, such as Florida,... babies' DNA is stored indefinitely, according to the resource center," quoting CNN.
link here
The National Newborn Screening & Genetics Resource Center website: link here
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7. "BUILDING HOUSES TO RESIST EARTHQUAKES"
"After a severe earthquake centered in Pakistan's Kashmir province killed more than 70,000 people in 2005, teams from a nonprofit architecture group based in London, England, helped the region start to rebuild.

The group, Article 25, worked with local craftspeople to develop a design that could withstand earthquakes and trained them to build the structures. That experience may provide some lessons for the rebuilding of Haiti, where Article 25 is also planning to help with reconstruction, according to Robin Cross, an architect who is the organization's director of projects," form CNN.
link here
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8. MEDIA EXPERT DOUGLAS RUSHKOFF IN SUPERCONSCIOUSNESS MAGAZINE & NOW ON PBS
"This week's PBS Frontline program featured a brilliant and timely program about multi-tasking, texting, and how all things digital are impacting our work, society and even our intelligence. The program, "Digital Nation" was co-written and co-hosted by Media scholar Douglas Rushkoff who was also recently featured by SuperConsciousness Magazine in their WINTER 2009 issue, "Why We Care," that focuses on Altruism. The SuperConsciousness interview gave him the opportunity to talk personally about his life, corporate metrics that have infiltrated our culture and way of thinking, and about how "saving the world" at the very local level is the best way to build sovereignty in our communities.

The PBS Frontline program can be viewed in its entirety here: link here

"His investigation into how "corporate metrics" have replaced fundamental human values was recently published in the best seller, Life, Inc. How the World Became a Corporation and How To Take It Back," quoting the SuperConsciousness Magazine cutting-edge interview with Rushkoff:
link here
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9. "CAT PREDICTS 50 DEATHS AT RHODE ISLAND NURSING HOME"
"Dr David Dosa, a geriatrician and assistant professor at Brown University, said that five years of records showed Oscar rarely erring, sometimes proving medical staff at the New England nursing home wrong in their predictions over which patients were close to death...

Dr Dosa first publicised Oscar's gift in an article in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2007. Since then, the cat has gone on to double the number of imminent deaths it has sensed and convinced the geriatrician that it is no fluke," quoting UK's Telegraph.
link here
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10. AND, FINALLY, A LITTLE LEVITY - IN ALL OF THE NEWS!
"Jimmy Fallon & Brian Williams Slow Jam The News (VIDEO)"
Too funny!
From the Huffington Post: link here
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11. ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS
A. "Warmest January on record for Seattle"
From The Olympian: link here

B. "Seen on radar by thousands today over Australia."
From Colin Andrews: link here

C. "Mixed results in Puget Sound efforts"
"Ups and downs: Habitat restored even as land goes to development"
From The Olympian: link here

D. "Forests Are Growing Faster, Ecologists Discover; Climate Change Appears to Be Driving Accelerated Growth"
From Science Daily: link here
&
From TIME Magazine: link here

E. "Britain facing food crisis as world's soil 'vanishes in 60 years'"
"British farming soil could run out within 60 years, leading to a catastrophic food crisis and drastically higher prices for consumers, scientists warn."
From UK's Telegraph: link here

F. "Beyond Zero Emissions / Solar Power All Through the Night"
From Beyond Zero Emissions: link here

G. "Mid-Atlantic plows, digs out of epic blizzard"
"Roads reopen, but thousands still without power"
From the AP: link here
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12. SOCIO-ECONOMIC NEWS
A. Haiti Update!
- "On the Ground in Port-au-Prince"
Ed. Note: A sobering report.
From Truthout: link here

- "Haiti: Still Starving 23 Days Later"
From Truthout: link here

- "Medical flights slow for sick kids"
"Bureaucratic paperwork is delaying medical flights from Haiti to the United States and is endangering children wounded in the earthquake, doctors say."
From The Miami Herald: link here

B. "Gateses pledge $10 billion for vaccines for poor"
"Microsoft co-founder’s foundation pledges money for research and delivery"
From the AP: link here

C. "images of a shattered city"
Outside Kabul, Afghanistan
From CNN: link here

D. "The enemy is at home; Amazing speech by war veteran"
Ed. Note: WOW! Get an earful in this 4 minute video.
On Brasscheck: link here

E. "Iran sends mouse, worms, turtles into space"
"President: ‘Scientific arena is where we could defeat (West’s) domination’"
On MSNBC: link here

F. "No help in sight, more homeowners walk away"
"About 5.1 million will own a home valued below 75 percent of what is owed"
From the New York Times: link here

G. Remembering Danny Thomas's pledge: St. Jude's Children's Hospital
This great institution adorns the sides of boxes of Domino's Pizzas.
From St. Jude's website: link here

H. "Where Gays Do Serve, Openly, in the Military"
"In many corners of the world, the policy on gays in the military could be labeled this way: "Don't Ask, Don't Care."
From GlobalPost in Truthout: link here

I. "Troubling trend: The skyrocketing rate of C-sections"
From Today on NBC: link here
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THE NATION
A. "Accused Sept. 11 plotter Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Is likely to be executed after being tried and convicted, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Sunday [Jan. 31].
Ed. Note: Jeepers: Judged, tried & condemned BEFORE a trial - and by a government official? Where IS the US Constitution anymore or is it nothing more than a piece of paper under lock & key in the National Archives? In this country, a person is guilty & has to prove their innocence, rather than what the public thinks is the other way around. Regardless of how this man is being portrayed, he deserves America's best - a fair trial! Sheikh Mohammed is liken unto the 9/11 debris, cart off & destroy key evidence to keep the public from knowing, Huh?
From MSNBC: link here

B. "10 years after: The Crash of Alaska Air Flight 261"
Ed. Note: A crash that did not have to happen!
from the Seattle Times: link here

C. "China threatens sanctions against the U.S."
Ed. Note: They dump our debt & watch massive inflation happen overnight!
From the Daily Paul: link here
&
"U.S. of Who?"
"Why China is no longer interested in following America's lead."
From NEWSWEEK Magazine: link here

D. "Our Incredible Shrinking Democracy"
Ed. Note: Excellent & worth the read!
By Robert Reich: link here

E. "Patriot Act - Eight Years Later"
Frm Truthout: link here

F. "The Iraqi Oil Conundrum: Energy and Power in the Middle East"
Ed. Note: This is instructive.
From TomDispatch in Truthout: link here

G. "Bush, Cheney and the Great Escape"
From Truthout: link here
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RAMTHA STUDENT NEWS
A. RSE e-mailers last week:
- Ramtha Private Session - Blue College! Log in today. RSE-Auctions.com
link here
- Ramtha welcome's his Current Students to Blue College 2010!
link here
- Valentines Day Products from RSE
link here

B. JZ-Rose e-mailers last week:
- JZ Rose Giveaway Extravaganza!
link here
- JZ Rose "Piece of the Week"!
link here

C. Jamie Honey is offering Improv again in 2010: classes for ages 8-14, Juniors ages 4-7, & an Adult Improv Party once a month.
Improv (Improvisation)..., Lots of Laughs, Smiles and Joy while training Focus, Creativity, Memory and so much more..., LEARN TO LAUGH...LAUGH TO LEARN
Access the flyer with all the info, dates and age ranges for both Kids classes:
link here
Check out the calendar for up coming Improv classes and Adult Improv Parties:
link here

D. Introducing Stefano Schiavone's new website: Acqualberi.
"Watercolouring is a new passion for me, I am no expert and took no lessons, I started because I just tried it from following the instructions on a book and loved the magic of seeing this take shape in front of me, the joy to create my own personal designs."
Congratulations, Stefano! Check-out his works: link here

E. Introducing Susanne and Jens Vetter with Divine Align
You are invited to an Open Demonstration
Wednesday, Feb. 10th, 5pm at the Blue Bottle in Yelm
"In one moment, an alignment of the spine, hips & shoulders without touch you can watch.
Every person is solely responsible for their body and their life. The practitioner does not give any guarantee, nor can he or she be held responsible."
Provided here as information, this posting is not an endorsement.
Learn more: link here

F. Jeannie Isaacs, owner of Yelm's Acorn & Rose Puppet Theater has a fabulous article written about her owrk with children in the local newspaper last week: link here

G. "An Intimate Evening of Romantic Solo Piano Music at Yelm's Blue Bottle"
Madeleine Bongiorno's son Joe returns home for 1st concert here - with Special Guest Amy Janelle
link here
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LOCAL NOTES
A. Fire Commisisoner holds Q + A on ballot measure
link here

B. Introducing Starry Lane Apiary
link here

C. Area auction benefiting Haiti
link here

D. The Olympian: Fate of Thurston Highlands in question
link here

E. Senator & 2 Reps hold Yelm Town Hall
link here

F. Acorn & Rose Puppet Theater present Thumbelina at Blue Bottle
link here

G. "An Intimate Evening of Romantic Solo Piano Music at Yelm's Blue Bottle"
link here
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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
Geniuses are like thunderstorms. They go against the wind, terrify people, cleanse the air.
Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855)
Danish philosopher, theologian, and psychologist.
More from Wikipedia: link here
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KLEINER'S KORNER FOR WEEK OF FEBRUARY 1, 2010


The February 1st Kleiner's Korner edition was a double edition with January 25th & is accessible here:
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