|1 Feb 2008 @ 18:07, by bagelhole1. Preparedness, Self-Reliance|
The website, www.sharingsustainablesolutions.org is a place where individuals, groups, and communities can share their knowledge to help others and themselves learn practical ways to move toward self-sustainability. With so many systems on the planet on the edge of collapse, it makes sense to become as self-reliant as possible. It also is more efficient and ecological, whether there is a collapse or not. This non-commercial website wishes to utilize the internet to create a database which is easily accessible to help make this happen. To be truly successful, it needs the participation of as many people as possible. I would like to invite you to take what you need and share what you have.
|5 Nov 2007 @ 21:37, by vaxen. Preparedness, Self-Reliance|
THIS IS MY PLACE OF "LIVE FREE OR DIE."
Damn, Jeff, sorry - but I've just got to re-publish this. Can't wait for your permission, though I've asked you, but I know it'll be OK with you and Lew cause we are of one mind where the subject matter is concerned.
To say that my heart hurts for my people is an understatement. Thanks a million for your delineation of that which we are facing unarmed and naked in the 'shades of night' that have befallen us. Thanks, man...
'Thought Crimes,' HR 1955 Passed With 404 Votes
Submit, Ye Citizens, Silently to State Murder
by Jeff Knaebel
The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed HR 1955, titled the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007. It was passed with 404 votes in favor.
A close reading within an historical context – keeping especially in mind the Patriot Act and the Military Commissions Act of 2006 and Presidential Executive Orders, pursuant to which the government has engaged in massive surveillance of its own citizens, as well as detentions, extraordinary renditions, assassinations, and torture – leads me to the following conclusions:
This is a "Thought Crime" bill of the type so often discussed in an Orwellian context.
It specifically targets the civilian population of the United States.
It defines "Violent Radicalization" as promoting any belief system that the government considers to be extremist.
"Homegrown Terrorism" and "Violent Radicalization" are defined as thought crimes.
Since the bill does not provide a specific definition of extremist belief system, it will be whatever the government at any given time deems it to be.
A few extracts of the Bill are presented below to show you its tone or "flavor."
"(2) VIOLENT RADICALIZATION- The term `violent radicalization’ means the process of adopting or promoting an extremist belief system… to advance political, religious, or social change."
SECTION 899B. FINDINGS.
"(3) The Internet has aided in facilitating violent radicalization, ideologically based violence, and the homegrown terrorism process in the United States by providing access to broad and constant streams of terrorist-related propaganda to United States citizens."
"(6) The potential rise of self radicalized, unaffiliated terrorists domestically cannot be easily prevented through traditional Federal intelligence or law enforcement efforts, and requires the incorporation of State and local solutions."
Section 899D of the bill establishes a Center for the Study of Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism in the United States. This will be an institution affiliated with the Department of Homeland Security. It will study and determine how to detain thought criminals. More >
|24 May 2007 @ 21:42, by freo7. Preparedness, Self-Reliance|
Shared FROM MY MULTIDIMENSIONALMAN yahoo group
PART 1... We are now in the Fifth Dimension meaning that the mechanism of our Reality is based on the workings of the 5th Dimensional Gadgetry. It is a a Point of No Return (Unless you Time Travel).
I Know this like I know there were some butterflies in my tummy when I got up this morning. I was filled with stunning hyped amazement yesterday evening knowing and feeling that I could instantly Create through Powered Thought and it all became complete clarification this morning.
THANK YOU Lightworkers, Every Being that contributed, Higher Beings and All Encompassing Creator. You are the ones that are Fundamental for bringing the Divine Decree into a new World just as Source is Fundamental for Creation.
What has changed ? ? --------------------
Basically, our World Earth now works of Fifth Dimension "Hardware" (Heart)
-This 5D World is now more than just Physical Density. -Creations appear quicker in Reality. -The Scope of Creation goes beyond limitation. Anything that can be thought of has an equal possibility of manifesting as anything else does. It depends on a Critical Mass of Beings of this world to Focus on bringing it into Reality. With Divine Decree and the Additional Energy influx of Higher Beings, this will be brought to manifestation in Divine Timing so that All are comfortable with it.
-First Contact by Extra-Terrestrials is highly possible now since we match their Vibration. They are the ones that will be fundamental in advancing all kinds of (not just Transistor) technology including Scientific, Political, Social...
-The Construct of Time in the measurement sense that we've "invented"is falling away.
How to Align with 5D --------------------
The 5D Hardware and Pure Raw Energy Source is available to All who are housed on Earth. What's required is to be in alignment with it through adjusting the Mind ("Software") to make use of it's Complete Potential. This means that all Older Frames of Mind (Restriction) need to fall away.
You have to believe and trust that Strongly Focused Thought and Powered Intent is the method of operating the 5D mechanism so that Source Energy can be conceptualized, put into Production and also reveal Undiscovered Existance.
What do You do Now ? ? ----------------------
*Learn how to Create accordingly.
Now that you are Conscious of this New Earth, learn the methods that harmonize with it. Learn how to create efficiently and effectively.
I encourage Lightworkers to continue so that more miracles can be brought to fruition and I would like to see more and more Awakening to the Divine role of Lightworker. In that way we could continue to essentially Crank away up the Dimensions until we're completely Surrended in Love.
Do you want to shift into the role of Lightworker?
Lightworkers are crucial. Being a Lightworker (if you can't identify yourself as being one now) gives you access to what you have now and more and they work towards the Wellbeing of All. Access is granted to All the wonderment and ability of the Potential that's unconditionally available so I would recommend it with a boost to those that choose to want to Walk the Path of a Lightworker.
----- *see care2firethegrid Light Worker Group Here we have 110 beginners and about 25 advanced lightworkers participating and classes (by phone conference usually on Saturdays) in BEGINNER and ADVANCED group energy work to date.
----- *Familiarize yourself with the workings of this New World for it is as Realistic Truth as the core Crystalline Grid of This Evolved Earth IS. *We ALL have Ascended since we reside on the same Planet*. Some of us are Aware of it and some may be not. Which one are you? What do you want to do about it?
PS. Please don't mind me (Dinesh Kuwar) for sounding like a Technical Artisan. It is just that this all happened today! May 21, 2007
"Atlantis has Risen like an Indestructible Brick Wall standing stunned and flowing a million tears of Passionate Pride in all remembrance of what IT was and what IT is NOW" More >
|15 May 2006 @ 18:46, by bkodish. Preparedness, Self-Reliance|
Reported by Ezra HaLevi of Israel National News
Former IDF Chief of Staff Moshe Ya'alon has broken his relative silence, decrying the entire notion of a Palestinian state, and urging Israel to be strong rather than appease the global Jihad. More >
| 6 Sep 2005 @ 06:20, by magical_melody. Preparedness, Self-Reliance|
Minnesota and Wisconsin
We need your assistance!
MN Coalition to Aid Hurricane Katrina Survivors
And Mission From Minnesota Concert for Hope For Hurricane Katrina
Volunteers Meeting 6th September: [link]
MN Coalition to Aid Hurricane Katrina Survivors
And Mission From Minnesota Concert for Hope
For Hurricane Katrina Survivors
Wednesday, September 7th at 7:30 p.m.
1516 E Lake Street (Next to Heart of the Beast Theater),
Minneapolis Minneapolis, Minnesota - [link]
Minimum Donation: $20 or $10 plus an item needed by hurricane survivors: sturdy shoes and clothes, new socks or underwear, diapers, formula, bedding, school supplies, hygiene supplies. Funds raised will be used for fuel and other expenses to bring desperately needed supplies to Louisiana evacuees. Donations are tax-deductible More >
|9 Jun 2005 @ 17:59, by raypows. Preparedness, Self-Reliance|
The Coming Oil Crisis Will Severely Disrupt the U.S. & Global Food System
Oil and food: A new security challenge
By Danielle Murray
Danielle Murray is a staff researcher with Earth Policy Institute
Speaking Freely is an Asia Times Online feature that allows guest writers to have their say.
From farm to plate, the modern food system relies heavily on cheap oil. Threats to our oil supply are also threats to our food supply. As food undergoes more processing and travels farther, the food system consumes ever more energy each year.
The US food system uses over 10 quadrillion Btu (10,551 quadrillion Joules) of energy each year, as much as France's total annual energy consumption. Growing food accounts for only one-fifth of this. The other four-fifths is used to move, process, package, sell, and store food after it leaves the farm. Some 28% of energy used in agriculture goes to fertilizer manufacturing, 7% goes to irrigation, and 34% is consumed as diesel and gasoline by farm vehicles used to plant, till, and harvest crops. The rest goes to pesticide production, grain drying, and facility operations.
The past half-century has witnessed a tripling in world grain production - from 631 million tons in 1950 to 2,029 million tons in 2004. While 80% of the increase is due to population growth raising demand, the remainder can be attributed to more people eating higher up the food chain, increasing per capita grain consumption by 24%. New grain demand has been met primarily by raising land productivity through higher yielding crop varieties in conjunction with more oil-intensive mechanization, irrigation, and fertilizer use, rather than by expanding cropland.
Crop production now relies on fertilizers to replace soil nutrients, and therefore on the oil needed to mine, manufacture, and transport these fertilizers around the world. Rock deposits in the United States, Morocco, China, and Russia meet two-thirds of world phosphate demand, while Canada, Russia, and Belarus account for half of potash mine production. Nitrogen fertilizer production, which relies heavily on natural gas to fuel the conversion of atmospheric nitrogen into reduced forms of nitrogen such as ammonia, is much more widely dispersed.
World fertilizer use has increased dramatically since the 1950s. China is now the top consumer with use rising beyond 40 million tons in 2004. Fertilizer use has leveled off in the United States, staying near 19 million tons per year since 1984. India's use also has stabilized at around 16 million tons per year since 1998. More energy-efficient fertilizer production technology and precision monitoring of soil nutrient needs have cut the amount of energy needed to fertilize crops, but there is still more room for improvement. As oil prices increase and the price of fertilizer rises, there will be a premium on closing the nutrient cycle and replacing synthetic fertilizer with organic waste.
The use of mechanical pumps to irrigate crops has allowed farms to prosper in the middle of the desert. It also has increased farm energy use, allowed larger water withdrawals, and contributed to aquifer depletion worldwide.
As water tables drop, ever more powerful pumps must be used, perpetuating and increasing the oil requirements for irrigation. More efficient irrigation systems, such as low-pressure and drip irrigation, and precision soil moisture testing could reduce agricultural water and energy needs. But in many countries, government subsidies keep water artificially cheap and readily available.
Countering the historical trend toward more energy-intensive farm mechanization has been the adoption of conservation tillage methods - leaving crop residues on the ground to minimize wind and water erosion and soil moisture loss. Soil quality is improved through this technique, while farm fuel use and irrigation needs are lowered. Zero-till farming is practiced on 90 million hectares worldwide, over half of which are in the United States and Brazil. Reduced tillage is now used on 41% of US
Although agriculture is finding ways to use less energy, the amount consumed between the farm gate and the kitchen table continues to rise. While 21% of overall food system energy is used in agricultural production, another 14% goes to food transport, 16% to processing, 7% to packaging, 4% to food retailing, 7% to restaurants and caterers, and 32% to home refrigeration and preparation.
Food today travels farther than ever, with fruits and vegetables in Western industrial countries often logging 2,500-4,000 kilometers from farm to store. Increasingly, open world markets combined with low fuel prices allow the import of fresh produce year round, regardless of season or location. But as food travels farther, energy use soars. Trucking accounts for the majority of food transport, though it is nearly 10 times more energy-intensive than moving goods by rail or barge. Refrigerated jumbo jets - 60 times more energy-intensive than sea transport - constitute a small but growing sector of food transport, helping supply northern hemisphere markets with fresh produce from places like Chile, South Africa, and New Zealand.
Processed foods now make up three-fourths of total world food sales. One pound (0.45 kilograms) of frozen fruits or vegetables requires 825 kilocalories of energy for processing and 559 kilocalories for packaging, plus energy for refrigeration during transport, at the store, and in homes. Processing a one-pound can of fruits or vegetables takes an average 261 kilocalories, and packaging adds 1,006 kilocalories, thanks to the high energy-intensity of mining and manufacturing steel. Processing breakfast cereals requires 7,125 kilocalories per pound - easily five times as much energy as is contained in the cereal itself.
Most fresh produce and minimally processed grains, legumes, and sugars require very little packaging, particularly if bought in bulk. Processed foods, on the other hand, are often individually wrapped, bagged and boxed, or similarly overpackaged. This flashy packaging requires large amounts of energy and raw materials to produce, yet almost all of it ends up in our
Food retail operations, such as supermarkets and restaurants, require massive amounts of energy for refrigeration and food preparation. The replacement of neighborhood shops by "super" stores means consumers must drive farther to buy their food and rely more heavily on refrigeration to store food between shopping trips. Due to their preference for large contracts and homogenous supply, most grocery chains are reluctant to buy from local or small farms. Instead, food is shipped from distant large-scale farms and distributors - adding again to transport, packaging, and refrigeration energy needs.
Rather than propping up fossil-fuel-intensive, long-distance food systems through oil, irrigation, and transport subsidies, governments could promote sustainable agriculture, locally grown foods, and energy-efficient transportation. Incentives to use environmentally friendly farming methods such as conservation tillage, organic fertilizer application, and integrated pest management could reduce farm energy use significantly. Rebate programs for energy-efficient appliances and machinery for homes, retail establishments, processors, and farms would cut energy use throughout the food system. Legislation to minimize unnecessary packaging and promote recycling would decrease energy use and waste going to
Direct farmer-to-consumer marketing, such as farmers' markets, bypasses centralized distribution systems, cutting out unnecessary food travel and reducing packaging needs while improving local food security. Farmers' markets are expanding across the US, growing from 1,755 markets in 1993 to 3,100 in 2002, but still represent only 0.3% of food sales.
The biggest political action individuals take each day is deciding what to buy and eat. Preferentially buying local foods that are in season can cut transport and farm energy use and can improve food safety and security. Buying fewer processed, heavily packaged, and frozen foods can cut energy use and marketing costs, and using smaller refrigerators can slash household electricity bills. Eating lower on the food chain can reduce pressure on land, water, and energy supplies.
Fossil fuel reliance may prove to be the Achilles' heel of the modern food system. Oil supply fluctuations and disruptions could send food prices soaring overnight. Competition and conflict could quickly escalate. Decoupling the food system from the oil industry is key to improving food security. More >
|14 Jan 2005 @ 08:06, by redstar. Preparedness, Self-Reliance|
So, 2005, opening with earthchanging Events, and with current global activity so frantic that it is difficult to keep track of it all, I just have to wonder how things might progress. More >
| 3 Oct 2004 @ 21:04, by magical_melody. Preparedness, Self-Reliance|
While it may be that Mt. St. Helen's is just clearing her throat now, believe me there is deeper rumbling occuring and she has plenty to say! Back in 1980, Mount St. Helens blew her top and let go of some fierce tensions she'd been holding! Mother Earth has been increasingly becoming more active as can be seen within recurring weather patterns. She again is letting off steam as she has had enough of human's messing with her and our bodies! With all manner of negative thoughts, right down to destructive technologies: electromagnetic pulse weapons - EMP Earth Pulse Site and [link]
ELF technologies which are being used within the military causing negative consequences and death to a number of species. The astronomical and astrological influences for this month have also indicated major shifts and energetic eruptions within human nature as well as throughout the natural environments across the Earth. My feeling is that this activity is a significant prelude to what has been a sequential series of events taking place.
Seismic Activity Updates More >
| 9 Aug 2004 @ 15:16, by magical_melody. Preparedness, Self-Reliance|
I received the following message from a good friend Chris back in the US. Chris and his partner Michele are both very clear channels with very good hearts. They have passed along a message from another channel along with an excerpt of an earlier message of their own.
I myself have been working as a Spiritual Intuitive for over 25 years, and am very committed to inner listening daily for personal and professional reasons. I do find this timing and message to ring true. A few nights ago, my husband Max, my self and another good friend of ours, we joined hands before dinner and prayed that there would be an acceleration of karma that would allow more choice to be supported and realized. Aha, very interesting indeed! I believe we tuned into the request being made by ourselves at the higher soul level along with that of the Angelics.
Picture of Uriel by Artist Marius Michael-George. (Archangel Uriel and his feminine complement, Aurora, acting on the purple and gold rays, bring us the selfless flame of love used in devotional worship and service to all life). See Sacred Images Site More >
|15 Jul 2004 @ 04:13, by namakando. Preparedness, Self-Reliance|
Let the goverments of the world redirect the billions of dollars being spent on technological research into new weaponry to fight imaginary resource wars of their own making and hapharzard outerspace explorations to 'Human Innerspace' research to prepare our thinking as we endevour to make this world a better place to live on.'To be or not to Be'what we want is entirely our choice! More >
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