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These are interesting stories from last week on Iceland's volcano:

A. 1784 Iceland volcano's "Consequences in North America" From Wikipedia: link here

B. "Volcanic ash cloud: Global warming may trigger more volcanoes" "Climate change could spark more ''hazardous'' geological events such as volcanoes, earthquakes and landslides, scientists have warned." From UK's Telegraph: link here

C. "More from Eyjafjallajokull"
Ed. Note: These pics are a "must-see."
From the Boston Globe: link here

D. "Apocalpyse? Iceland Volcano, Earthquakes in Chile and Haiti, For Some Are Signs of the End of the World" From ABC News: link here

E. More on Iceland Volcano than Made Public "Below is a just-released video showing what it looks like to drive in Iceland. If this is a major "Eyjafjallajokull" eruption, parts of the United Kingdom may look similar. Not only does such an event change the world's climate for 3 or 4 years, it could cause a financial collapse of the European Union. If they go down --- everybody goes down. From Earth Changes Media: link here

F. Get your "Particulate Dust Respirator Mask" now From the Survival Center: link here


1. THE HUMAN BRAIN - NEW UNDERSTANDINGS
A. "UNDERSTANDING HOW THE BRAIN PERCEIVES THE PASSAGE OF TIME"
"Understanding how the brain perceives the passage of time could lead to treatments for mental illnesses. Why does time seem to slow down during a life-threatening situation? Our reporter falls 15 stories to find out," quoting Popular Science. link here

B. "GENE THAT ALLOWS WORMS TO GROW NEW HEAD AND BRAIN DISCOVERED"
"Scientists at The University of Nottingham have discovered the gene that enables an extraordinary worm to regenerate its own body parts after amputation -- including a whole head and brain...

The research led by Dr Aziz Aboobaker, a Research Councils UK Fellow in the School of Biology shows for the first time that a gene called 'Smed-prep' is essential for correctly regenerating a head and brain in planarian worms. The study is published on April 22 2010 in the open access journal PLoS Genetics," from ScienceDaily. link here
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2. "CAN YOUR MIND CONTROL YOUR HEALTH?"
"It's that power that psychotherapist Peggy Huddleston tries to capture for surgical patients...

Huddleston created a five step program. A Harvard study reports that it reduces anxiety and promotes healing. Steps include listening to a relaxation CD.

Step two: turning worries into positive thoughts.

'The third step is my favorite one. They ask their friends and family to think of them wherever they are in the world and to wrap them in a blanket of love,' said Huddleston.

Step four: Patients take healing statements and tape them to their hospital gowns.

Dr. Nina Carroll was skeptical, but patients changed her mind.

'Instead of being in bed, uncomfortable, the frown on the face, distant with the post-operative pain experience, they were like, 'Hi, Doc, how are you?' I'm fine. Look at you!' she said.

The last step: meet your anesthesiologist. A Harvard study found that you'll be calmer. Another study shows calmer patients use 50 percent less pain medication and go home earlier," quoting KING-5 TV (NBC) in Seattle: link here
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3. "A WELL-SEASONED MIND"
"Daniel G. Amen, M.D., May & June 2010 [reports]
New scientific research shows these five spices are good for your brain:

Turmeric

Saffron

Ginger

Garlic

Cinnamon," quoting this interesting AARP magazine story. link here
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4. "DIRTY BOMBS REVISITED: COMBATING THE HYPE"
"As STRATFOR has noted for several years now, media coverage of the threat posed by dirty bombs runs in a perceptible cycle with distinct spikes and lulls. We are currently in one of the periods of heightened awareness and media coverage. A number of factors appear to have sparked the current interest, including the recently concluded Nuclear Security Summit hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama," quoting this htoughful article in the STRATFOR Global Intelligence.
link here
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5. "QUIET SUN PUTS EUROPE ON ICE"
"BRACE yourself for more winters like the last one, northern Europe. Freezing conditions could become more likely: winter temperatures may even plummet to depths last seen at the end of the 17th century, a time known as the Little Ice Age. That's the message from a new study that identifies a compelling link between solar activity and winter temperatures in northern Europe.

The research finds that low solar activity promotes the formation of giant kinks in the jet stream. These kinks can block warm westerly winds from reaching Europe, while allowing in winds from Arctic Siberia. When this happens in winter, northern Europe freezes, even though other, comparable regions of the globe may be experiencing unusually mild conditions.

Mike Lockwood at the University of Reading in the UK began his investigation because these past two relatively cold British winters coincided with a lapse in the sun's activity more profound than anything seen for a century," quoting New Scientist.
link here
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6. "NASA PROBE RETURNS PHOTOS OF 'TREES' ON MARS..."
"Is the Red Planet covered in green?

A NASA probe has returned photographs of what appear to be trees on the surface of Mars.

The incredible images seem to show pockets of spruces springing up from dunes and hills on the rust-colored planet’s surface, but unfortunately, the pix are really just an optical illusion.

The "trees" are actually trails of dark basaltic sand debris and erupting dust clouds caused by landslides as dry ice (composed of frozen carbon dioxide) melts off the dunes during Martian spring.

The sand dunes, which form a ring around the planet’s north pole, are covered by a thin layer of reddish dust and patches of dry ice, explains Candy Hansen, a member of NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) team at the University of Arizona," quoting the NY Daily News. link here
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7. "GLOBAL TEMPERATURES PUSH MARCH 2010 TO HOTTEST MARCH ON RECORD"
"The world's combined global land and ocean surface temperature made last month the warmest March on record, according to NOAA. Taken separately, average ocean temperatures were the warmest for any March and the global land surface was the fourth warmest for any March on record. Additionally, the planet has seen the fourth warmest January -- March period on record.

The monthly National Climatic Data Center analysis, which is based on records going back to 1880, is part of the suite of climate services NOAA provides government, business and community leaders so they can make informed decisions," quoting ScienceDaily. link here
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8. "NATIONAL PARKS LESS TRAVELED"
"America has 58 national parks, and yes, you're familiar with such well-known sites as Yellowstone and Yosemite. So we've dug deeper than the Grand Canyon to find top parks that excel in one surprising, spectacular category, from starry skies to soggy ferns, from deep water to daunting dunes. Ready for a road trip? Check out these unique all-American destinations," quoting AARP Magazine.
Ed. Note: two are in the Pacific Northwest: link here
Olympic National Park, Washington: link here
Crater Lake national Park, Oregon: link here
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9. INTRODUCING EARTHJUSTICE
"Earthjustice, founded in 1971 as the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund, first used the courts as a conservation tool when it saved the pristine Mineral King Valley in California's scenic Sierra Nevada Mountains from becoming the world's largest ski resort.
Earthjustice works through the courts on behalf of citizen groups, scientists, and other parties to ensure government agencies and private interests follow the law. On Capitol Hill, we work to protect and strengthen federal environmental laws and preserve special places, like the Arctic,' quoting thei website. link here
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10. "AARP'S MOST HEROIC PET CONTEST"
"We launched a search to find America’s most heroic pet and picked the ten most courageous, original, and inspiring entries. You then voted on which amazing pet should win a $1,000 gift card. The winner—a blue-eyed miniature therapy horse named Magic (shown with owner Jorge Garcia-Bengochea)—is transforming lives in hospitals and hospice programs in north Florida. Find out more about Magic and our nine other finalists. AARP magazine. link here
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11. ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS
A. "Demand a coal free future"
From Environment Washington: link here

B. "Toxic Seafood Warning"
Posted in 2007 & still a good reminder.
From WSB-TV in Atlanta: link here

C. "Meteor streaks across US sky"
From the BBC: link here

D. "Dead whale had plastic, sweatpants in stomach"
"West Seattle: But no sign debris caused death, researcher says.
'It’s not a very good testament to our stewardship of the marine environment,' Calambokidis said." [John Calambokidis of the Olympia-based Cascadia Research Collective].
The debris, while abundant, represented about 1 percent to 2 percent of the stomach contents
From The Olympian (WA.): link here

E. Save Lolita
"Lolita is a 42 year old captive killer whale (orca) living at the Miami Seaquarium in Florida. Since her brutal capture in 1970, she has been kept in a tank that is illegal by the Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) standards for size requirements. Lolita is approximately 21 feet long and 7,000 pounds. Her tank is 20 feet deep at the deepest point and a mere 12 feet deep around the edges. The pool is only 35 feet wide. The Miami Seaquarium is considered to be one of the most dilapidated aquatic parks in the world. It is in need of major repairs, and per the Marine Mammal Inventory Report, has a substantial death rate for their animals.
Please come to one of our many peaceful international protest events, which be held around the world on Saturday, May 15, 2010, for Lolita's retirement," quoting Save Lolita.
link here

F. "Evergreen [Olympia, WA] ranked among 'greenest' schools by The Princeton Review"
From The Olympina: link here

G. "Burning Beauty: A New Look at the Sun"
"New footage of the sun may help scientists better understand climate change."
From ABC News: link here
&
"NASA Reveals Solar Dynamics Observatory's First Fiery Images"
From Popular Science: link here

H. "Earth Day: No more burning rivers, but new threats"
From the AP: link here

I. "Hubble Turns 20! New Photo Marks New Year"
"NASA releases new Hubble image in honor of telescope's 20th birthday."
From ABC News: link here

J. "Potentially deadly fungus spreading in U.S. and Canada"
From Reuters: link here
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12. SOCIO-ECONOMIC NEWS
A. “The Cell Phone Poisoning of America”
From Logical Health in 2008: link here

B. Revealed: Airport Body Scanner images ARE stored
From Epic.org: link here

C. "Riding the most advanced unicycle ever built"
From DVICE: link here

D. "Green growth increasing behind bars"
Ed. Note: FINALLY! Something that makes sense for the world's largest number of incarcerations!
From KING-5 TV (NBC) in Seattle" link here

E. "Just as you thought: More teens are texting"
"Study also says nearly 75 percent of 12- to 17-year-olds have cell phones"
From MSNBC: link here

F. "Free Tesla Energy is possible says Muammer Yildriz at the university of Delft, presenting energy from magnetism"
On YouTube: link here

G. "H1N1 vaccine study investigating hints of complications from vaccine"
From the Washington Post: link here

H. "Vatican to finance adult stem cell research"
"Church backs science to provide alternative to embryonic stem cells"
From the AP: link here
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13. THE NATION
A. "Poll: 4 out of 5 Americans don't trust Washington"
From the AP: link here

B. "Rotarix rotavirus vaccine contaminated, officials say"
From CNN: link here

C. "Remembering Fascism: Learning From the Past"
From Truthout: link here

D. "Thinking the Unthinkable: Could America Repeal NAFTA?"
From Truthout: link here

E. "Report says school food making kids unfit to serve"
From the AP: link here

F. "How can it be that you pay more to the IRS than General Electric?"
From Forbes Magazine: link here

G. "Why the US Fears a Nuclear Armed Iran"
Ed. Note: This is a well-thought-out story!
From Truthout: link here

H. "Deficits as far as the eye can see"
"The federal deficit has swollen to record levels, with no end in sight. Is there a solution?"
Ed. Note: A well-written article.
From The Week: link here

I. "What the Doomsayers Haven't Been Telling You About Greece"
From Truthout: link here

J. Artist annually paints The Freedom Rock in Iowa
From Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II's website: link here

K. "Congressman Ron Paul questions Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke at the Joint Economic Committee hearing "The Economic Outlook," April 14, 2010."
ED. NOTE: ALL AMERICANS SHOULD SEE THIS 6 MINUTE VIDEO!
On YouTube: link here
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RAMTHA STUDENT NEWS
A. RSE e-mailers last week
- STREAM EVENT: from Mexico Campaign. Register today!
link here
- Ramtha: Spain - Campaign Worldwide!
link here

B. JZ-Rose e-mailers last week
- DRIVE: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
link here
- Books of WWII at JZ Rose!
link here

C. A new Yelm event has been added in May - Progressive Discipline Workshop with Ramtha
link here

Tank Day is still on May 22nd & those participants will join the Progressive Discipline Workshop for the day: link here

D. The latest RSE videos & card demos on YouTube: link here
&
The Music List from the Mexico Stream: link here

E. Felicity Cameron of Australia is focusing to heal her organs from last year's diagnosis of advanced breast cancer and secondary metastasis to the spine. She asks for your loving healing focus.

F. A UFO sighting was reported in Yelm March 13, 2010.
From Whales in Space: link here

THAT ONE STUDENT'S BUSINESS CATEGORY/LINK IS LISTED DOES NOT IMPLY OR CONNOTE ANY EXCLUSIVITY OF ONE OVER ANOTHER. THE LISTINGS BELOW ARE IN NO WAY AN ENDORSEMENT OF A STUDENT'S PRODUCT OR SERVICE MENTIONED, HOWEVER ARE PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.
ALL-WAYS TRUST YOUR OWN KNOWINGNESS!

A. RSE speaker Lawrence Joseph is conducting "Webinar: The 2012 Phenomenon, Tuesday, April 27, 2010 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM PDT. Space is Limited! To register:
link here

B. "The Yelm Food Coop is needing volunteers to keep serving the community with all the great good food that we want and deserve. Please join the team and experience the love and the extra discount.
Your support is what makes possible that we find natural ingredients and organic healthy choices for our families in town. Be part of the Community Yelm Coop Family, is easy and fun!"
link here
“Yelm's Food Co-op is celebrating their 3rd anniversary Saturday, May 1st with specials, raffles and samples throughout the day. The Board and Volunteers want to say thank you for supporting us with an additional 10% discount to all Yelm Food Co-op members with a valid member card. Bring your friends and family to join.” link here

C. "SuperConsciousness [Magazine} is going through its own rebirthing process and we are eager to share with you our evolution into the future." Check it out: link here

D. WA. 2nd Legislative District Rep. Tom Campbell has been a friend & interested supporter of our school and students for many years and is running for re-election this year. He has a new-comer within his own party as an opponent with bags of money, local political connections & a familiar family name from Wilcox Farms. Tom has been the ONLY elected official that accepted an invitation to join our School as a guest at an in-progress event [joined by his wife, Lynn, as well!]. Additionally, last year, they both attended CSE's Auction, again the ONLY elected state official to do so.

Even if you live elsewhere around the world, you should know this man supports our School. Won't you please consider reading Tom's website, sending a donation, placing a sign and/or volunteering? Rep. Campbell needs our support now more than ever, as much as we have leaned on him over the years on local issues of note. Tom has always supported all persuasions of belief in his district without bias, which he has stated is mandated by the First Amendment of the US Constitution. He is a fantastic listener & advocate of our School's & student's rights to be represented and heard, no matter that our disciplines lie not within the framework of common Judeo-Christian beliefs. link here
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LOCAL NOTES:
A. Mayor suggests condemning Tahoma Terra parcels to get water
link here

B. Is Yelm owned? Mayor Harding too controlling or a good politician?
link here

C. Bald Hills Fire Dept. celebrates 3rd year of growth
link here

D. Venture bank failure studied - Mgt. & board oversight poor
link here

E. Earth day @ 40
link here

F. Commissioner Romero's Coffee 4/26 will focus on Planning Dept.
link here

G. Nisqually Home Show this weekend:
link here

H. CSE now accepting Fall enrollments
link here
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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar,
but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar."

Robert Brault
American free-lance writer & poet.
link here
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All Rights Reserved.

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Send comments to steve@kleinerskorner.com.
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KLEINER'S KORNER FOR WEEK OF APRIL19, 2010
Earth Day is April 22.

Originally established in 1970 by President Nixon,
"Earth Day 2010 [40th Anniversary] can be a turning point to advance climate policy, energy efficiency, renewable energy and green jobs. Earth Day Network is galvanizing millions who make personal commitments to sustainability. Earth Day 2010 is a pivotal opportunity for individuals, corporations and governments to join together and create a global green economy. Join the more than one billion people in 190 countries that are taking action for Earth Day." link here

Delta Airlines SKY magazine has a fabulous article on Earth day featuring Jane Goodall. Robert Redford, Ted Danson & many others. link here

And, "Dr. Jane Goodall: 'I'm not going to fight for animal rights,'" quoting The Ecologist: link here


1. "SKIN CELL SPRAYING BIO PRINTER CAN HEAL BURN VICTIMS IN THREE WEEKS"
"The skin-spraying project is being developed by scientists and students at Wakend, Dr. Jane Goodall: 'I'm not going to fight for animal rights' Forest University in North Carolina. They are planning to team up with U.S. Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine to use the device to help wounded soldiers returning from overseas. The process starts as skin cells are separated and purified. They are then placed in a nutritious solution that helps the cells multiply. They are then loaded into the device, sprayed on the skin in layers and voila! Burns are healed. So far they’ve only tested the process on mice, and they were able to successfully heal burns after just three weeks," quoting Inhabit.com
link here
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2. "ALAN RUSSELL ON REGENERATING OUR BODIES"
"Alan Russell studies regenerative medicine -- a breakthrough way of thinking about disease and injury, using a process that can signal the body to rebuild itself," quoting TED.
link here

"The founding director of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, at the University of Pittsburgh, Russell leads an ambitious biomedicine program that explores tissue engineering, stem cell research, biosurgery and artificial and biohybrid organs.
In the fight against disease, defect and injury, Alan Russell has a novel argument: Why not engineer new tissue and organs to replace sick ones?" from TED. link here
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3. "10 PROVEN SPERM KILLERS"
All men (And women should know this)
"When it comes to conceiving a child, there are lots of things that can go wrong—sperm allergies, poor egg quality, and ineffective sperm. Of the approximately 1 in 10 couples who are infertile, it has been estimated that male factors alone contribute to 30 percent of these cases.

Though men produce millions of sperm a day (compared to the 300–400 eggs that women release during their lifetime), external factors (like temperature) can affect the health of these little swimmers. And because sperm cells take about 75 days to grow to maturity, harming them can affect your fertility.

Here are 10 surprising factors that may affect a man’s sperm," from MSN.
link here
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4. "THE 20 BEST ORGANIC FOODS FOR MEN"
"Your Earth-healing, palate-pleasing, diet-improving shopping list for healthier, tastier meals all day long," from Men's Health on MSN.
link here
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5. "SUPERMARKET LIGHTING ENHANCES NUTRIENTS IN FRESH SPINACH"
"Far from being a food spoiler, the fluorescent lighting in supermarkets actually can boost the nutritional value of fresh spinach, scientists are reporting. The finding could lead to improved ways of preserving and enhancing the nutritional value of spinach and perhaps other veggies, they suggest in a study in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry," quoting ScienceDaily.
link here
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6. "CROATIAN TEENAGER WAKES FROM COMA SPEAKING FLUENT GERMAN"
"A 13-year-old Croatian girl who fell into a coma woke up speaking fluent German.
The girl, from the southern town of Knin, had only just started studying German at school and had been reading German books and watching German TV to become better, but was by no means fluent, according to her parents.

Since waking up from her 24 hour coma however, she has been unable to speak Croatian, but is able to communicate perfectly in German.

Doctors at Split's KB Hospital claim that the case is so unusual, various experts have examined the girl as they try to find out what triggered the change," quoting UK's telegraph.
link here
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7. "DISCOVERY"
"The fossilized skull and bones found by a boy with his scientist father are the discovery of a lifetime and may prove to be a new link in the human evolutionary chain. Bob Simon reports," quoting CBS News 60 MINUTES. link here
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8. "SOLAR EXPLOSION TRACKED ALL THE WAY FROM THE SUN TO EARTH"
"An international group of solar and space scientists has built the most complete picture yet of the full impact of a large solar eruption, using instruments on the ground and in space to trace its journey from the Sun to Earth.

Dr Mario Bisi of Aberystwyth University presented the team's results, which include detailed images, on the 13th of April at the RAS National Astronomy Meeting in Glasgow," from ScienceDaily.
link here
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9. "NEW PLANETS FOUND; HAVE BACKWARD ORBITS"
"In a batch of 27 planets found outside our solar system, half a dozen have "wrong way" orbits, astronomers have announced.

Each of the six extrasolar planets, or exoplanets, orbits in the opposite direction as its star's rotation. Such backward motion is unlike anything seen in our solar system.

'This is a real bomb we are dropping into the field of exoplanets,' study co-author Amaury Triaud, a Ph.D. student at the Observatory of Geneva in Switzerland, said in a press statement," quoting National Geographic. link here
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10. "NASA BEGINS SCIENCE FLIGHTS WITH ROBOTIC JET"
"Global Hawks were designed to perform high-altitude, long-endurance reconnaissance and intelligence missions for the Air Force, which has turned over to NASA three versions built in the developmental process.

This month, NASA has begun putting one to work for the first time with flights over vast areas of the Pacific to demonstrate the scientific usefulness of the unmanned aircraft.

'It's never been used by a civilian agency, and it's never been used for Earth science,' said David W. Fahey, a research physicist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration," quoting Headline News Bureau. link here
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11. ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS
A. "100 Places to Remember Before they Disappear"
From Newsweek: link here
And 100PLACES.COM: link here
23 sites are in The Americas: link here

B. "Tribes of Amazon Find an Ally Out of ‘Avatar’"
From the New York Times: link here

C. "Calif. gray whale-watchers fear dip in population"
From Headline News Bureau: link here

D. "‘Terrible earthquake’ kills hundreds in China"
"6.9-magnitude temblor topples homes in mountainous region near Tibet"
From MSNBC: link here

E. "Iceland evacuates hundreds as volcano erupts again"
From the AP: link here

F. "Iceland eruption: New satellite image of volcanic ash cloud"
From ScienceDaily: link here
&
"Icelandic Ash cloud spreads; European air traffic snarled"
From VOA News: link here
&
"In Pictures: 'Ash Cloud Over Europe Grounds Aircraft Over Weekend'"
From M & C: link here
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12. SOCIO-ECONOMIC NEWS
A. From Greg Simmons' Physics of Change newsletter last week:
GOLD IS READY FOR A MAJOR MOVE UPWARDS

In 1973, all ties between gold and the dollar were officially cut by President Richard Nixon. Gold skyrocketed from $43.25 an ounce to $850 over the next seven years, nearly a TWENTY-FOLD GAIN.

Now, Compare Our Nation's Debts
Today with Those in 1947, 1973 and 1980

In 1947, the official national debt was $247 billion. The price of gold was $35.

In 1973, the official national debt was $469 billion. The price of gold was $43.25.

In 1980, the national debt was $930 billion. The price of gold reached $850 an ounce.

Today, our official national debt is a whopping $12.78 trillion. That's:

- Thirteen times greater than it was in 1980

- Twenty-seven times larger than our 1973 national debt, which broke the back of the gold standard

- And nearly FIFTY-TWO TIMES larger than our national debt in 1947
link here

B. "4 Weeks to a Healthier Heart—Week"
"A simple change each day can cut heart disease risk by 92 percent."
From MSN: link here

C. "Next-up Organisation advises against using the rear right passenger seat in the Toyota Prius Hybrid."
Ed. Note: This is an interesting consideration.
From Next-Up: link here

D. "Cheating is at an all-time high"
From KING-5 TV in Seattle: link here

E. "Whistle Blower... The price of gold and silver being manipulated"
From the Economic Collapse Blog: link here

F. "In Defense of Public School Teachers in a Time of Crisis"
From Truthout: link here

G. "Foreclosure rates surge, biggest jump in 5 years"
‘On pace to see more than 1 million bank repossessions this year’
From the AP: link here
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13. THE NATION
A. Rep. Ron Paul's (R-TX) son Rand is making huge in-roads in his quest to be elected as a Senator from Kentucky. Rand was shrugged-off & dismissed months ago by fellow Kentuckians as not having a chance. With the KY. Primary May 18th, Dr. Paul has made great headway to a potential victory. Being born & raised in Kentucky, this writer donated to Paul's campaign. Here's the latest:
link here
Dr. Paul's website: link here

B. Two excellently reported stories on how 2 wars are effecting our young folks
- "‘Thrown-away hero’ laid to rest at Arlington"
From the Headline News Bureau: link here
&
"The War Within"
From the Headline News Bureau: link here

C. "Black Jobless Rate Nearly Double US Average"
From Truthout: link here

D. "Moon Men to Obama: Your NASA Plans Suck Asteroids"
From Fast Company: link here

E. "Our Fill-in-the-Blank Constitution"
Ed. Note: Fabulous perceptions in this thoughtful Op-Ed!
From the New York Times: link here

F. "Conyers Calls For Firing of FBI Officials"
Ed Note: I was fortunate to shake this man's and & thank him for all he does.
From Truthout: link here
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RAMTHA STUDENT NEWS
A. RSE E-MAILERS LAST WEEK
- Ramtha's Yelm Mini-Campaign, Open to the Public!
link here
- RSE Advanced Retreats around the World!
link here
- Ramtha's Mexico Campaign, Streamed April 24-25!
link here

B. JZ-ROSE E-MAILERS LAST WEEK
-Celebrate Mothers. Mother's Day from JZ-Rose.com
link here

C. A reader wrote last week about my comments on Obama being just like George W. Bush saying, "Obama is EXACTLY the same man for whom you voted. He entered the running pretty much as a cipher-no real history of a voting record in the Senate."
That brought to mind what Ramtha said three weeks before Obama took the oath of office.
Amazing now in hind-sight how bang-on Ramtha was! From the RSE Newsletter February, 2009:
link here

D. Norah Perez had successful lung surgery which removed all of the cancer on April 12.
Thank you for your focus. Love, Carlos

E. Long-time RSE student Bill Magno is returning to OZ to be with his children.
His story & Diane D'Acuti's Freedom School were on KING-5 (NBC) News April 14:
"Man loses retirement money at yard sale"
link here

THIS WRITER HAS ENDEAVORED TO PROVIDE NEWS OF RSE'S PRODUCTIVE STUDENTS WORLDWIDE HERE FOR OVER 8 YEARS. THAT ONE STUDENT'S BUSINESS CATEGORY/LINK IS LISTED DOES NOT IMPLY OR CONNOTE ANY EXCLUSIVITY OF ONE OVER ANOTHER. THE LISTINGS BELOW ARE IN NO WAY AN ENDORSEMENT OF A STUDENT'S PRODUCT OR SERVICE MENTIONED, HOWEVER ARE PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.
ALL-WAYS TRUST YOUR OWN KNOWINGNESS!

A. Laurie Barta owns Cozy Valley Farm (CVF), located in Tenino, WA. Last year, CVF has expanded its operations into the Raw Milk Dairy arena. "We are now a licensed Grade A Raw Milk Dairy. At our micro dairy, we milk several Jersey's, a Guernsey & a Brown Swiss cow. Our cows are fed mainly pasture & grass hay grown on our own fields. We follow all natural practices with our animals and do not feed antibiotics or hormones. Milk is available at the farm in Tenino, Yelm Food Co-ops,... and Dave's Thriftway in Tenino--more to come!" link here

B. "Miracle Healing in a moment for everyone without touchment - Alignment from the spine, hips, and shoulders. We want to enable everyone to get the alignment - Therefore we work for donations.
Divine Align is a one time alignment only, no repetition is required."
Susanne and Jens Vetter: link here

C. Nurture My Body received Thurston County Chamber's Thurston Green Business program honor recognized for their efforts to be sustainable in the areas of green building, waste reduction and recycling, water conservation, energy efficiency and pollution prevention.
Congratulations Patty & Rich! link here
Nurture My Body: link here

D. Christine Netuschil will be interviewed about Orbs on Blog Talk radio April 22nd @ 6pm.
link here

E. Freedom School of the Pacific Northwest, A Home School Co-op is having an Open House:
When: Sunday, April 25, 2010
Where: 206 Minnesota Ave, Rainier
Time: 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
"The Freedom School Co-op takes a radically different approach to education based on freedom, trust and personal responsibility. It is a center for democratic learning with class offerings that change with student interest. All students are registered as home school students within their district." Visit our website at: link here
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LOCAL NOTES
A. Yelm to spend $615,223 for a test well - in defaulted Tahoma Terra?
link here

B. 2010 Economic Summit held
link here

C. City Administrator says new well to be on city land - it's not
link here

D. Yelm led county with highest taxable revenue drop - 4th Q. 2009
link here

E. State Appeals Court overturns JZ Knight's case against city's water practice
link here

F. Mayor suggests condemning Tahoma Terra parcels to get water
link here

G. Public hearings: designation of mineral lands
link here
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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time,
but it's not going to go away."
Elvis Presley (1935-1977)
"...one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century. A cultural icon, he is widely known by the single name Elvis. He is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King"."
from Wikipedia: link here
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All Rights Reserved.

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KLEINER'S KORNER FOR WEEK OF APRIL12, 2010
I hope the troubles some of you have had accessing the Korner in recent weeks are now resolved. All back issues are archived for your 24/7 reading on the web at: link here

1. "PATENTED GENES"
"Should companies be able to own human genes? Morley Safer examines the idea of biotech firms patenting genes for profit," quoting this great story on CBS news 60 MINUTES.
Ed. Note: This is ridiculous - that's like patenting a tree!
link here

And:
"BIO Statement on Initial Decision in Myriad Genetics Lawsuit"
From Business Wire: link here
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2. GORGEOUS GALAXY FOUND
"Scientists have found a massive galaxy in the early Universe creating stars like our sun up to 100 times faster than the modern-day Milky Way.

The team of international researchers, led by Durham University, described the finding as like seeing "a teenager going through a growth spurt".

Due to the amount of time it takes light to reach Earth the scientists observed the galaxy as it would have appeared 10 billion years ago - just three billion years after the Big Bang.

They found four discrete star-forming regions within the galaxy known as SMM J2135-0102. Each region was more than 100 times brighter than star-forming regions in the Milky Way, such as the Orion Nebula.

They say their results, published online today (Sunday, March 21), in the prestigious scientific journal Nature, suggest that star formation was more rapid and vigorous in the early Universe as galaxies went through periods of huge growth," quoting PhysOrg.
link here
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3. "SCIENTISTS HIDE GOLD WITH 3D 'INVISIBILITY CLOAK'"
"German scientists have created a three-dimensional "invisibility cloak" that can hide objects by bending light waves.

The findings, published in the journal Science on Thursday [March 18, 2010], could in the future make it possible to make large objects invisible, but for now the researchers said they were not keen to speculate on possible applications.

'For now these...cloaking devices are just a beautiful and exciting benchmark to show what transformation optics can do,' said Tolga Ergin of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology," quoting Reuters. link here
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4. "12 FOODS WITH SUPER-HEALING POWERS"
"Whole foods that help fight disease.

As part of a healthy diet, whole foods play a significant role in helping our bodies function optimally. There are hundreds of extremely nutritious whole foods, but the dozen on this list do more than contribute healthy nutrients—they help you heal. In fact, every food on this list boasts multiple healing effects, from fighting cancer to reducing cholesterol, guarding against heart disease, and more. Eat these super-healing picks and start feeling pretty super yourself," quoting MSN: link here
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5. "WORLD'S OLDEST LIVING TREE- 9550 YEARS OLD -- ...IN SWEDEN"
"The world's oldest recorded tree is a 9,550 year old spruce in the Dalarna province of Sweden. The spruce tree has shown to be a tenacious survivor that has endured by growing between erect trees and smaller bushes in pace with the dramatic climate changes over time," quoting ScienceDaily.
link here
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6. "CAN NEWBORN NEURONS PREVENT ADDICTION?"
"In a recent study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, Michele Noonan, a University of Texas neuroscience graduate student in the lab of Amelia Eisch, shows that a lack of neurogenesis, or birth of new neurons, in the adult rat can actually cause drug addiction. Their team blocked neurogenesis in the hippocampus — a seat of memory — with targeted irradiation, and then tested the rats for their ability to become addicted to cocaine. They found that when fewer neurons were born in the irradiated hippocampus, rats were more vulnerable to develop cocaine addiction and were more likely to relapse. This is the strongest evidence yet that there are real biological reasons why some people might be more vulnerable to addiction than others, and gives us a better understanding of the role these little newborn neurons might play in the brain," quoting Scientific American.
link here
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7. "OUR UNIVERSE AT HOME WITHIN A LARGER UNIVERSE?"
"Could our universe be located within the interior of a wormhole which itself is part of a black hole that lies within a much larger universe?

Such a scenario in which the universe is born from inside a wormhole (also called an Einstein-Rosen Bridge) is suggested in a paper from Indiana University theoretical physicist Nikodem Poplawski in Physics Letters B. The final version of the paper was available online March 29 and will be published in the journal edition April 12," quoting ScienceDaily: link here
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8. "ANIMALS LIVING WITHOUT OXYGEN DISCOVERED"
"Creatures found more than 10,000 feet deep off southern coast.
Animals that live without oxygen have been discovered for the first time, deep under the Mediterranean Sea.

A wide variety of single-celled organisms that live anaerobically, or without oxygen, had been found in the past, usually deep underwater or deep underground. But researchers had not found a multi-cellular or metazoan animal that did so until now — the giant tube worms that live by hydrothermal vents, for instance, rely on dissolved oxygen, " quoting Live Science. link here
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9. "SCIENCE DISCOVERS NEW HEAVY ELEMENT"
"A team of Russian and American scientists has discovered a new element that has long stood as a missing link among the heaviest bits of atomic matter ever produced.

The team produced six atoms of the element by smashing together isotopes of calcium and a radioactive element called berkelium in a particle accelerator about 75 miles north of Moscow on the Volga River, according to a paper that has been accepted for publication at the journal Physical Review Letters," quoting the New York Times. link here
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10. "UN SEC-GEN: THE DRYING-UP OF THE ARAL SEA ON OF WORLD'S MOST SHOCKING DISASTERS"
"The drying up of the Aral Sea is one of the planet's most shocking disasters, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Sunday, as he urged Central Asian leaders to step up efforts to solve the problem.

Once the world's fourth-largest lake, the sea has shrunk by 90 percent since the rivers that feed it were largely diverted in a Soviet project to boost cotton production in the arid region," quoting the Huffington Post. link here
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11. ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS
A. "Strong Mexico quake shakes L.A., San Diego"
From MSNBC: link here

B. Seattle swimming pools sloshes after Mexicali quake, 1300 miles away
Ed. Note: Reporter Stephanie Klein is not related.
From KIRO 97.3 FM radio in Seattle: link here

C. "Power Lines Cited as Possible Cause of Runaway Toyotas"
From FOX News: link here

D. "Are all the recent big earthquakes connected?"
From Seattle's NBC affiliate, KING-5 TV: link here

E. "Earth Gets Geomagnetic Wallop"
From Discovery News: link here

F. "Glacier National Park loses two more"
"Expert: Many of the last 25 icefields could be gone by 2020"
From MSNBC: link here

G. "...[April 8th's] record-setting heat of 92 degrees in Central Park was the 'earliest-recorded day in the year to have ever hit 90 degrees'"
From NY1: link here

H. "Target installs wide array of recycling bins in all stores"
From the St. Petersburg [FL] Times: link here

I. "China Is Eager to Bring High-Speed Rail Expertise to the U.S."
From the New York Times:
link here

J. "Window Farms are vertical, hydroponic,... low-energy, high-yield edible window gardens"
From Window Farms: link here

K. "Candle Holder Collects, Retains, Concentrates, and Radiates Dry Space HEAT"
From Kandle Heeter: link here

L. "Why is Obama drilling?"
"Obama's surprise embrace of offshore drilling has thrown everyone off guard. What's the president doing?"
Ed. Note: This guy is looking more & more like an incarnation of George W. Bush:
drilling for oil in pristine waters, Afghan war, out to murder an American, etc., etc., etc! This is not the same man for whom I voted.
link here

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12. SOCIO-ECONOMIC NEWS
A. "Ex-IBM Employee reveals TV Abandoned Analog Band to Make Room for RFID Chips"
From DProgram: link here

B. "Greenspan, Summers, and Why the Economy Is So Out of Whack"
Bang-on from Robert Reich.org: link here
&
"Greenspan: Fed policy not to blame for crisis"
"Greenspan, others getting questioned about roots of financial crisis"
Ed. Note: Damage Control 101, deny, deny, deny.
From the AP: link here

C. "Solar-powered plane makes successful maiden flight"
From USA Today: link here

D. "Future of Catholic celibacy may be in doubt"
"The Trouble with Celibacy"
"In Africa, Catholicism's best growth market, many priests have little use for Rome's chastity mandate."
From Newsweek: link here

E. "Homebuyers scramble as mortgage rates rise"
"Higher payments could price many would-be buyers out of the market"
From the AP: link here

F. "Here's a legal way to print money: change the font"
From the AP: link here

G. "The Dow's up but trades are scarce, worrying bulls"
From Headline News Bureau: link here

H. "Oldest American dies at 114 in Iowa"
"Held title less than a month; Texan now said to be oldest"
From the AP: link here

I. "Rice Lake [Wisconsin] Voters Elect 19-Year-Old Mayor"
From WCCO-TV in Minneapolis: link here

J. "Census Bureau concerned about head count problems"
From the AP: link here

K. One of the best descriptions of the scam called the Federal Reserve I've seen
Ed. Note: this shows how Alan Greenspan's testimony last week was bunk!
From The Dylan Ratigan Show on MSNBC: link here

L. "9/11 rescuers may have long-term lung damage"
"Breathing tests show lung function not improving over time"
From the AP: link here
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13. THE NATION
Ed. Note: The following stories from last week alone, demonstrate how the USA is an occupier, can't be trusted, murders others & their own citizens and imprisons people without following the Constitution. No wonder this country's government is so hated in so many corners of the world. No wonder Americans must be vigilant in protecting themselves when overseas...
And, there seems to be a day approaching when even criticizing the government in this land could be a crime (see C below).


A. "Obama Administration Authorizes CIA to Kill US Citizen"
From Truthout: link here
More in the New York Times: link here

B. "Not Just Guantanamo: US Torturing Muslim Pretrial Detainee in New York City"
"If the Constitution prohibits cruel and unusual punishment, what is the impact of forced isolation," in this thought provoking Truthout story: link here

C. "Pentagon Sees a Threat From Online Muckrakers"
From the New York Times: link here

D. "Video shows U.S. firing on civilians in Iraq"
"A senior U.S. military official...confirmed as authentic..."
Ed. Note: The world sees this stuff as The American Way.
From MSNBC: link here

E. "Iraq: Seven Years of Occupation"
Ed Note: The USA is viewed as occupier!
From Truthout: link here

F. "Ex-Bush Official Willing to Testify Bush, Cheney Knew Gitmo Prisoners Innocent"
Ed. Note: Hopefully, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, who was chief of staff to former Secretary of State Colin Powell and would be willing to state, under penalty of perjury, what top Bush officials knew and when they knew it, has already recorded his information & has it protected so that if he doesn't make it to testify, his knowledge is secure & would be released. Jet plane crashes are the way du-jour our government/corporations/CIA silence some people!
From Truthout: link here
And, what did Poland's President & team know? HMMM!
link here
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RAMTHA STUDENT NEWS
A. RSE is pleased to announce the USA's very first Ramtha: The Campaign Worldwide Event in Yelm, WA
April 16-18, with Ramtha opening Friday evening of this landmark, open-to-the-public Mini-Campaign.
This is a unique and rare opportunity for the public to join Ramtha on the Yelm campus, featuring his remarkable April, 2010 Mexico Campaign teachings & disciplines, yet does not qualify as a Beginning Retreat. More information will be forthcoming on streaming the Mexico videos. link here

B. RSE e-mailers last week
-RSE 2010 Beginning Retreats
link here
- Celebrating RSE's Culture of Sovereignty and Ramtha's Predictions
link here

C. JZ-Rose e-mailers last week:
- See the Circus of Toys at JZ Rose!
link here

D. CSE has received final approval for occupancy of their new building, with new classrooms & administration office designed to accommodate the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s academic programs and student learning styles. The new computer and science labs will feature technology dedicated to research and other engaging projects. link here
SAVE THE DATE: CSE’s 7th Annual Auction is June 27th, 2010!

D. Suzannne & Bill Hashim's & Rosalie Saecker's daughter Sahalie is a student at UTEP (Univ. of Texas, El Paso) where her physics class had an assignment to review What the Bleep Do We Know, one of the most successful indy films of all time. Sahalie was so incensed at some of the ridiculous comments left on her class's blog about the movie, she enlisted the aid of her physics-major brother Akel, a Univ. of WA sophomore, who just completed his Primary Retreat. Western Washington Univ. enrolled sister Sarrah joined Akel & mom Rosalie at Primary, too. Sahalie & Akel's fabulous response to the UTEP Physics & Writing Class blog is a must-read -- printed here with permission: link here

E. With your love & support, Alison Zaca is improving everyday. She thanks you for your thoughts, focus & kindness. Keep it coming. My wife & I visited her last Friday & are amazed at her will, cheer & twinkle in her eye! Visitors are welcome if not in large groups & the visitation is kept to a short time. She is getting excellent care at Seattle's word-renown Harborview Medical Center, Burn Unit Room 809. She welcomes flowers & organic grapefruits or tangerines.
Get well soon, beloved Alison!
link here

F. Richard "Dick" Slaughter passed on March 24th. An open house in Richard's memory is planned Saturday, April 17th from 1-3pm at his home, 149540 Berry Valley Rd. in Yelm. While the obit speaks of Dick's days as an active Christian Scientist in the 70s, there was no mention of why he moved from Colorado to Yelm in 1985 - to subsequently join Ramtha's School of Enlightenment, where he was well-known & much-beloved in the late 80s & early 90s. Dick was 86. link here

G. Homer Sheets passed on April 3rd. Homer was the former Rainier Market owner, neighbor and unofficial Ambassador to so many in Rainier, who's smile will be greatly missed. Homer was 84. Leave a message on his tribute page: link here

THIS WRITER HAS ENDEAVORED TO PROVIDE NEWS OF RSE'S PRODUCTIVE STUDENTS WORLDWIDE HERE FOR OVER 8 YEARS. THAT ONE STUDENT'S BUSINESS CATEGORY/LINK IS LISTED DOES NOT IMPLY OR CONNOTE ANY EXCLUSIVITY OF ONE OVER ANOTHER. THE LISTINGS BELOW ARE IN NO WAY AN ENDORSEMENT OF A STUDENT'S PRODUCT OR SERVICE MENTIONED, HOWEVER ARE PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.
ALL-WAYS TRUST YOUR OWN KNOWINGNESS!

A. Sherri Lannom and John Collinsworth are Washington licensed CPA’s, holding Certified Business Manager certifications and have combined professional public accounting experience in excess of 50 years of practice. "We have always offered the “full deal” when it comes to accounting and tax services."
Ed. Note: While I have not used their CPA services, I was thrilled to have John as a campaign adviser during my unsuccessful 2005 mayoral run. I valued his counsel, wisdom and efforts: link here

B. Liza Bennett's EarthWave Living has e new, "powerful short video about emergency preparedness and self-sufficient living that includes Ed Wiltsie giving brilliant and informative information."
Liza says the video is dedicated to Ed Wiltsie and his family as it was such an Honor to work with Ed who was a Genius Mind..." link here
Ed Wiltsie's website with grand info is still accessible: link here

C. Yelm Earthworm & Castings Farm now on the RSE Seeds & Food Storage link
Yelmworms.com sells Red Worms, Earthworm Castings, Worm Tea, Worm Bins (including the enormously popular Worm Wigwam and Worm Factory), Harvesters and numerous other products worldwide.
They say they produce some of the world’s best tasting, certified organic fruits and vegetables, delivered directly throughout the United States. The Yelm Soil Building Depot (farm's store) offers a wide range of products and services to assist in vermiculture, vermicomposting, horticulture & all your organic farming needs. link here

D. South Africa students old and young shared Easter weekend making UFO Designs. That night, someone saw a bright green ball of light fly through the sky. Check-out some of their drawings (especially my buddies Igor's & Zander's): link here
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LOCAL NOTES
A. Library's future here after 2011 now in city's hands: link here

B. Yelm's Rotary Club officially chartered: link here

C. South Sound sea level rise discussion to be held: link here

D. Yelm By-pass Phase 1 ground-breaking: link here

E. Commercial irrigation 50% reduction coming to Yelm: link here

F. Rainier Volunteer library has nifty,new website: link here

G. Yelm to spend $615,223 for well on defaulted Thurston Highlands land - HOW when the land is going into foreclosure? link here
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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“Why is it that when we talk to God we're said to be praying,
but when God talks to us we're schizophrenic?”

Lily Tomlin (1939- )
Kentucky-raised American Actress and Comedian.
More about Tomlin on 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 APRIL 5, 2010
Dear Readers:

Seems difficult to imagine I left a fabulous management career with the then-largest airline in the "Free-World" almost a quarter of a century ago to go on the "Road Less Traveled" for the green, green grasses of the Pacific Northwest. While Eastern Airlines is only a memory to some & not even heard-of by today's generation, this company was a true leader in the evolution of passenger aviation, leading the way with many innovations still in industry use today.
Eastern's impact though, was in the people - "The People of Eastern - We Earn Our Wings Everyday" was not just a slogan, rather was what made this airline great.
No airline today offers the Midnight Supper on the night flight from San Francisco to Miami - a grand memory.
The airlines & flying today are quite different than then. With so much government intrusion & dictations, I would not want to work for an airline today.

Here now, is a terrific 1-minute tribute to Eastern Airlines, the Eastern I knew, the Eastern Airlines I was privileged to serve! link here

Lest you think I am merely waxing about the past, there was alot learned there. I am excited to share that a group of hardy souls has restored to flying condition one of Eastern's 1950's Golden Falcons, a Douglas DC-7, a true beauty. I will be in Miami to see this ship the end of this month, as a bit of history is preserved for future generations: link here


1. "FOR ONE TINY INSTANT, PHYSICISTS MAY HAVE BROKEN A LAW OF NATURE"
"For a brief instant, it appears, scientists at Brook­haven National Laboratory on Long Island recently discovered a law of nature had been broken.

Action still resulted in an equal and opposite reaction, gravity kept the Earth circling the Sun, and conservation of energy remained intact. But for the tiniest fraction of a second at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), physicists created a symmetry-breaking bubble of space where parity no longer existed.

Parity was long thought to be a fundamental law of nature. It essentially states that the universe is neither right- nor left-handed -- that the laws of physics remain unchanged when expressed in inverted coordinates. In the early 1950s it was found that the so-called weak force, which is responsible for nuclear radioactivity, breaks the parity law. However, the strong force, which holds together subatomic particles, was thought to adhere to the law of parity, at least under normal circumstances.

Now this law appears to have been broken by a team of about a dozen particle physicists, including Jack Sandweiss, Yale's Donner Professor of Physics," quoting ScienceDaily. link here
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2. ASTRONOMERS DISCOVER 90 PER CENT MORE UNIVERSE"
"Astronomers know that many surveys of the universe miss a large proportion of their targets, but a new survey has found that 90 per cent of galaxies have gone undetected...

Traditional surveys use light emitted by hydrogen, known as the Lyman-alpha line, to probe the number of stars in the distant universe.

But the new survey found that Lyman-alpha light gets trapped within the galaxy that emits it and that 90 per cent of galaxies do not show up in Lyman-alpha surveys, according to Universe Today.

Astronomers always knew they were missing some fraction of the galaxies in Lyman-alpha surveys,' explains Matthew Hayes, the lead author of the paper, published this week in Nature," from UK's Daily Mail. link here
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3. "MAGNETS CAN MANIPULATE MORALITY"
"Magnets can alter a person's sense of morality, according to a new report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Using a powerful magnetic field, scientists from MIT, Harvard University and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are able to scramble the moral center of the brain, making it more difficult for people to separate innocent intentions from harmful outcomes. The research could have big implications for not only neuroscientists, but also for judges and juries.

'It's one thing to 'know' that we'll find morality in the brain,' said Liane Young, a scientist at MIT and co-author of the article. 'It's another to 'knock out' that brain area and change people's moral judgments,'" quoting Discovery. link here
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4. "LOVELOCK: 'WE CAN'T SAVE THE PLANET'"
"Professor James Lovelock, the scientist who developed Gaia theory, has said it is too late to try and save the planet.

The man who achieved global fame for his theory that the whole earth is a single organism now believes that we can only hope that the earth will take care of itself in the face of completely unpredictable climate change," on the BBC. link here
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5. "LARGE HADRON COLLIDER SETS COLLISION RECORD, CERN REPORTS"
"The world's largest atom smasher has set a record for high-energy collisions by crashing two proton beams at three times more force than ever before.

The $10 billion Large Hadron Collider directed the beams into each other Tuesday [March 30]as part of its ambitious bid to reveal details about theoretical particles and microforces.

The collisions start a new era of science for researchers working on the machine below the Swiss-French border at Geneva," quoting the Huffington Post. link here
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6. ARE TOYOTA'S CAR ISSUES RELATED TO COSMIC RAYS?
RSE Primary Retreat speaker & Apocalypse 2012 author Lawrence A. Joseph was asked this same question during his talk on March 27th. He speculated this as a potential.

Now, this story from MSNBC:
"Cars vs. cosmic rays"
"Could cosmic rays affect electronics here on Earth? Yes, absolutely. Could cosmic rays be what's causing the mysterious accelerator problems in Toyota cars? Maybe. That's one of the reasons why a NASA engineering team has been called in to assist in a federal investigation.

The team - drawn from the NASA Engineering and Safety Center, or NESC - serves as the space agency's rapid-response unit for engineering expertise. It was set up in the wake of the 2003 Columbia tragedy, in response to investigators' concerns that NASA didn't have an independent safety watchdog.

Since its formation seven years ago, NESC has taken on more than 100 engineering and safety assessments, said Keith Henry, a spokesman at NASA's Langley Research Center in Virginia. 'They range all the way from the shuttle and the International Space Station to interplanetary missions, Hubble, earth satellites and aviation questions,' he told me.

However, the Toyota investigation apparently represents a new frontier: 'To our knowledge, this is the first time the NESC has done anything related to automobiles,' Henry said.
link here

Lawrence A. Joseph's website: link here
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7. "'SPIN' - ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT FILMS OF THE LAST 25 YEARS"
Ed. Note: While this was posted 4 years ago, this is a timely & important today as then:
"Artist Brian Springer spent a year scouring the airwaves with a satellite dish grabbing back channel news feeds not intended for public consumption. The result of his research is SPIN, one of the most insightful films ever made about the mechanics of how television is used as a tool of social control to distort and limit the American public's perception of reality.

Take the time to watch it from beginning to end and you'll never look at TV reporting the same again. Tell your friends about it. This extraordinary film released in the early 1990s is almost completely unknown. Hopefully, the Internet will change that," quoting Brasscheck.
link here
First loaded April 9, 2006 on Google: link here
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8. "HOW'S THE BUNNY CONNECTED TO EASTER?"
"There's no story in the Bible about a long-eared, cotton-tailed creature known as the Easter Bunny. Neither is there a passage about young children painting eggs or hunting for baskets overflowing with scrumptious Easter goodies.

And real rabbits certainly don't lay eggs.

So why are these traditions so ingrained in Easter Sunday? And what do they have to do with the resurrection of Jesus?

Well, nothing.

Bunnies, eggs, Easter gifts and fluffy, yellow chicks in gardening hats all stem from pagan roots. They were incorporated into the celebration of Easter separately from the Christian tradition of honoring the day Jesus Christ rose from the dead.

According to University of Florida's Center for Children's Literature and Culture, the origin of the celebration — and the Easter bunny — can be traced back to 13th century, pre-Christian Germany, when people worshiped several gods and goddesses. The Teutonic deity Eostra was the goddess of spring and fertility, and feasts were held in her honor on the Vernal Equinox. Her symbol was the rabbit because of the animal’s high reproduction rate.

Spring also symbolized new life and rebirth; eggs were an ancient symbol of fertility. According to History.com," quoting Discovery News. link here
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9. "STUDY: CHOCOLATE COULD REDUCE RISK OF HEART ATTACK OR STROKE"
"According to a new study, small doses of chocolate every day could decrease your risk of having a heart attack or stroke by nearly 40 percent...

German researchers followed nearly 20,000 people over eight years, sending them several questionnaires about their diet and exercise habits.

They found people who had an average of six grams of chocolate per day - or about one square of a chocolate bar - had a 39 percent lower risk of either a heart attack or stroke. The study is scheduled to be published Wednesday [March 31] in the European Heart Journal.

Previous studies have suggested dark chocolate in small amounts could be good for you, but this is the first study to track its effects over such a long period of time. Experts think the flavonols contained in chocolate are responsible. Flavonols help the muscles in blood vessels widen, which leads to a drop in blood pressure," quoting the AP. link here
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10. "MYSTERIOUS WHALE DIE-OFF IS LARGEST ON RECORD"
"Mass death among baby right whales has experts scrambling to figure out the puzzle behind the largest great whale die-off on record.

Observers have found 308 dead whales in the waters around Peninsula Valdes along Argentina's Patagonian Coast since 2005. Almost 90 percent of those deaths represent whale calves less than 3 months old, and the calf deaths make up almost a third of all right whale calf sightings in the last five years.

'This is the single largest die-off event in terms of numbers and in relation to population size and geographic range,' said Marcela Uhart, a medical veterinarian with the Wildlife Conservation Society. She represents an associate director in Latin America for the WCS Global Health Program," quoting LiveScience. link here
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11. ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS
A. "Why You Should Care About Water"
From National Geographic: link here

B. "Forests May Depend on Survival of Native People"
From IPS: link here

C. "The Sharkman"
"Anderson Cooper dives unprotected with great white sharks and the South African who has spent more time up close with the ocean's most feared predator than anyone else," quoting CBS News 60 MINUTES.
link here

D. "British Columbia's Coast in the Balance"
Ed Note: Aw, jeepers, the corporate assault on Mother Earth's natural beauty just doesn't stop!
Thanks to Truthout for bringing this issue into the light: link here

E. Whale joins Cal. surfer raising breast cancer funds
Ed. Note: A MUST-SEE!
On MSNBC: link here
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12. SOCIO-ECONOMIC NEWS
A. Follow-up to last weeks Wild Fermentation story, sent in by a KK reader:
On YouTube: link here

B. "Walmart: The Inhuman Essence of a Corporate "Person"
Ed. Note: A VERY important story!
From Truthout: link here

C. "A London trader walks the CFTC through a silver manipulation in advance"
On Silver Seek: link here

D. "Researcher's labour of love leads to MS breakthrough"
From Canada's Globe & Mail: link here

E. "How Christian Is the Pope, Really?"
From Op-Ed News: link here

F. "Feds: Homes with Chinese drywall must be gutted"
From the AP: link here

G. "Idaho Bill Permits State Taxes Be Paid With Silver"
From the AP: link here
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13. THE NATION
A. "1905 San Francisco Street Car Ride film"
"A Trip Down Market Street Before the Fire 1905," quoting this YouTube site.
link here
More from this archive: link here

B. "Both House & Senate health bills require micro chipping of Americans"
From Word Press: link here
And, from the Daily Paul: link here

C. "Fed Loses Secrecy Suit, Considering Options"
From The New American: link here
And this from Bloomberg News:
"Federal Reserve Must Disclose Bank Bailout Records"
link here

D. "10 Things You Didn’t Know Were in the Health Bill"
"From breast pumping to adoption tax credits, the leviathan known as the U.S. health care bill is loaded with little goodies."
From Miller-McCune: link here
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RAMTHA STUDENT NEWS
A. RSE e-mailers last week:
- Ramtha: Spain - Campaign Worldwide!
Ramtha returns to Spain in 2010
- link here
- Tank Day or Fieldwork Series 2010, April 17
link here

B. JZ-Rose e-mailers last week:
- Julia Child Products at JZ Rose! - Learn French Cooking Today!
link here

C. Introducing Dr. Marvin Kunikiyo's new book Revolutionizing Your Health: link here
Read more about Dr. Marvin: link here

D. Jo Marsland's memorial will be held at her home Saturday, April 10th at 1:00.
A potluck so bring something yummy & your special memories to share! Location - half a mile down Elbow Lake Rd on the left side, pass by the first driveway that reads 22110 & take the next
driveway marked 22110 (Henry Sugar Residence). Her house is the first turn off on the left. Jo passed at home March 12.

E. Cornelia O'Leary's Nature Wise Farm has been added to the RSE student Storable Seeds & Food page: link here
And, Nature Wise Farm's "produce is freshly harvested, of the highest quality and sold at reasonable prices. You can buy from us on the farm or order in advance a regular weekly box..."
link here

F. David Biering's 2005 Special Report for the Korner is an important today as then:
"EMP-Resistant Automobiles
Or
What does the U.S. Secret Service Know
That You Don?t Know?"
link here

G. Home run outta da ballpark for Nancy & Elena & KRSE listeners
Blue College dynamic speakers Major General Albert Stubblebine, III, US Army Retired & President of the Natural Solutions Foundation, founded with his wife Dr. Rima Laibow was interviewed on KRSE - Beyond the Ordinary internet radio: link here
Dr. Rima Laibow was interviewed, as well, separately: link here

H. I am thrilled to announce to Korner readers that a very special edition on KRSE - Beyond the Ordinary internet radio will be Tuesday, May 4th @ noon PDT when Greg Simmons & I will be sharing our 50 year + combined experiences in preparing for days to come, building on our wonderful Preparedness evening at the Primary Retreat. Be sure to e-mail your questions to Nancy & Elena:
link here

I. Steven Knopp's excellently written songs:
"We Are All Indians Now"
link here
If you missed this in February - "Every Tree is Home Tree" link here

J. Listen to "Journey to My Master Teacher" compiled by Dr. Renee Webb, J.P. om the World Puja Network which aired March 23: link here

K. It's that time of year again - need an accountant? Look no further than Billy Gordon in Rainier:
link here

L. Update on Norah Perez: Drs. feel certain they will be able to completely remove the cancer in her left lung. Norah is scheduled for surgery on Monday, April 12, at noon. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers, especially the lower lobe of the left lung. Husband Carlos says, "We both want to thank all of you for your support."

M. For those of you that would like to add your comments about RSE Primary Retreat speaker & Apocalypse 2012 author Lawrence A. Joseph's lecture on March 27th, please enter them here [scroll to: Ramtha's School of Enlightenment Lecture Feedback]. The world's great minds in their area of expertise come to Yelm, Washington: link here
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LOCAL NOTES
A. Yelm's water rates go up this week: link here

B. Gas thieves target McKenna dealership: link here

C. Support our local businesses: Eco Earth Manor: link here

D. Area neighbors wish to avoid being like Yelm: link here

E. Thurston Highlands trustee bank's CEO resigns abruptly: link here

F. Introducing West Rainier Economic Development Initiative (WREDI): link here

G. Dungeness Valley Creamery's response to Seattle Times condemnation of raw milk:
link here
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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"A foolish faith in authority is the worst enemy of truth."
Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
In a letter to a friend, 1901
"German-born Swiss-American theoretical physicist, philosopher and author who is widely regarded as one of the most influential and best known scientists and intellectuals of all time. He is often regarded as the father of modern physics. He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect."
From Wikipedia: link here
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