Friday, July 31, 2015

Fukushima, Virgin Mary, Natives, police (video)

Ashley Wells, CC Liu, Seth Auberon, Pat Macpherson, Crystal Quintero, Wisdom Quarterly
The daisies of Fukushima, Japan: You, too, can have mutant flowers at home. Just plant them near your microwave oven, and as you give yourself cancer by irradiating plastic and such, your buds may warp and mutate or simply die (twitter.com/san_kaido).

Maybe the Messiah arrived on a corn tortilla, maybe not. But are the Virgin Mary (the Western version of Buddhist Kwan Yin, Goddess of Mercy and Compassion) praying in church?
(TheLipTV) We live in a cynical world, a deeply cynical world. Is seeing believing?

We're not racists. Our parents are. We're no more biased than Daisy's Dukes. Who needs White Power when you already got White Privilege? Watch FOX News, and leave our Confederate heritage alone like them Good Ol' Boys (Dukes of Hazard).











 
Flowers: Japanese Fukushima nuclear meltdown
(NY Daily News, July 23, 2015 
She never had a chance. Arm of Fukushima mannequin sticks out of rubble in area devastated by 2011 earthquake, tsunami, nuclear meltdown (David Guttenfelder/AP).
 
US and UK governments oppose Japan (E).
Maybe don't stop to smell these flowers. Pictures of [mutant] white daisies growing in some odd shapes near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan have gone viral. The plants are growing quite oddly by the area that had a meltdown of three of the nuclear plant's six reactors following a horrific earthquake and tsunami in 2011. More

For regular updates on Fukushima radiation headed for U.S., see rense.com
Kill in the name of [racism?]
Hey, N-word, freeze/Let's see your license!
Former University of Cincinnati police officer Raymond Tensing has been released on a $1 million bail after pleading not guilty to the murder of Sam DuBose. Tensing, who is white, [executed] the 43-year-old African-American man on July 19 after stopping him for not having a front license plate. Two additional officers, Phillip Kidd and David Lindenschmidt, have been placed on administrative leave.
 
Meanwhile, new information shows that Officer Phillip Kidd and another officer on scene during the DuBose shooting were involved in the death of an unarmed African-American man five years earlier.
 
Don't fear us. Don't fear us. We're police.
According to documents revealed by The Guardian, Phillip Kidd and Officer Eric Weibel were part of a seven-officer team that Tased and shackled a mentally ill man who was having a psychotic episode. Democracy Now! speaks to Iris Roley, longtime police accountability activist with the Cincinnati Black United Front.
 
She is the cousin of Kelly Brinson, who died after being Tased and restrained by Univ. of Cincinnati police officers in 2010. Two of the police officers involved in Roley’s cousin’s death were at the scene of Sam DuBose’s shooting and later lied to investigators to try to corroborate Officer Ray Tensing’s false claim about being dragged by DuBose’s car. More
Where did First Americans come from?

Elk Foot, Taos Pueblo (E.I. Couse)
The Americas were the last great frontier to be settled by humans, and their peopling remains one of the great mysteries for researchers. Two major studies of the DNA of living and ancient people try to settle the big questions about the early settlers: Who were they? When did they come? How many waves arrived?

But instead of converging on a single consensus picture, the studies, published online in Science and Nature, throw up a new mystery: Both detect in modern Native Americans a trace of DNA related to that of native people from Australia and Melanesia. The competing teams, neither of which knew what the other was up to until the last minute, are still trying to reconcile and make sense of each other’s data.
 
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (beacon.org)
“Both models...see in the Americas a subtle signal from” Australo-Melanesians, notes Science co-author David Meltzer, an archaeologist at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. “A key difference is when and how it arrived in the New World.”

The Nature team concludes it came in one of two early waves of migration into the continent, whereas the Science team concludes it came much later, and was unrelated to the initial peopling.
 
For the Science paper, nearly 4 years in the making, researchers sequenced 31 complete and 79 partial genomes from people in North and South America, Siberia, and Oceania. They compared these with previously sequenced genomes of three ancient skeletons: the 24,000-year-old Mal’ta child from Siberia, the 12,600-year-old Anzick child from Montana, and the 4000-year-old Saqqaq individual from Greenland. More
First Native Americans are East Asian and aboriginal: DNA study (Science Mag)

    Tuesday, July 28, 2015

    "Spanish" is NOT the language of Mexico

    (archaeology.about.com); Xochitl (tongvatribe.net), Ashley Wells, Dhr. Seven, Crystal Quintero, Wisdom Quarterly
    Aztec/Indigenous-Mexican/Native American garb on the Day of the Dead, Hollywood
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    Spanish is the language of the Empire of Spain, the original colonial invaders, Conquistadors, genocidal murderers, ethnic cleansers, slave traffickers, bringers of disease and Christianity. No place-names in California were originally Spanish but were all named by Native American tribes whose territories and ranges ran from Canada up into Alaska down into Mexico and South America, all now known as "America."

    Nahuatl: the Language of the Aztec/Mexica

    Monday, July 27, 2015

    It's a STRANGE world: Time Travel (video)

    Pat Macpherson, Seth Auberon, Pfc. Sandoval, Wisdom Quarterly
    US MAP: The future, when one sees it, is NOT fixed. It is guided by freewill and karma.

    The Kepler Telescope Channel
    Kepler
    (The Kepler Telescope Channel) Time Traveler Spent 2 Years in the Future: 2749-2751 (Montauk and Philadelphia Experiments) The Montauk Project was a series of secret U.S. government projects conducted at Camp Hero, Montauk Air Force Station on Montauk, Long Island (NY) to develop psychological warfare techniques and exotic research including time travel. Jacques Vallée describes the Montauk Project as an outgrowth of the Philadelphia Experiment. [Further revelations about Montauk are made by Stewart Swerdlow, John Lear, and others.]

    Mysterious link emerges between Native Americans and people half a globe away
    Ancient Native Americans share DNA with aboriginals (news.sciencemag org).
    • (Science Mag) The Americas were the last great frontier to be settled by humans, and their peopling remains one of the great mysteries for researchers.

      Space alien skulls are common in Latin Am.
      This week, two major studies of the DNA of living and ancient people try to settle the big questions about the early settlers: who they were, when they came, and how many waves arrived. But instead of converging on a single consensus picture, the studies, published online in Science and Nature, throw up a new mystery: Both detect in modern Native Americans a trace of DNA related to that of native people from Australia and Melanesia.

      Indians are Asians (Paul Nicklen/AP)
      The competing teams, neither of which knew what the other was up to until the last minute, are still trying to reconcile and make sense of each other’s data. “Both models…see in the Americas a subtle signal from” Australo-Melanesians, notes Science co-author David Meltzer, an archaeologist at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. “A key difference is when and how it arrived in the New World.” The Nature team concludes it came in one of two early waves of migration into the continent, whereas the Science team concludes it came much later, and was unrelated to the initial peopling. 
    (KOMO 4 News) Attorney Andrew Basiago, Esq on Project Pegasus chrononauts
     
    Human-Spaceman Hybrid "Savior" Lash Dies
    Dead LA man who had 1,200 guns, underwater car identified; believed to be "part alien" secret government worker 
    (New York Daily News, July 23, 2015)


    Dawn VadBunker, 39, who used to work for Lash's fiancee, believed Lash was a "part alien" hero sent to save the world, her mother told KTLA.
    Dawn VadBunker, 39, worked for Lash's fiancee (Facebook)
    Dawn VadBunker believed Lash was a "part alien" hero sent to save the world, her mother told KTLA.

    The mystery behind a Los Angeles gun fanatic found decomposing in a car last week has deepened as his fiancée's family said he was an alien-hybrid secretly working for the government.
     
    The bizarre statement came Wednesday as the betrothed woman's lawyer identified the dead man as Jeffrey Alan Lash -- almost one week after he was discovered rotting in his car parked on the street in the tony Pacific Palisades neighborhood.
     
    EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES
    Stash of legal, mostly unused weapons (EPA)
    Los Angeles police found more than 1,200 guns, nearly 7 tons of ammunition, bows and arrows, knives, machetes, and $230,000 in cash inside Lash's home last Friday.
     
    They also discovered a Toyota SUV designed to drive underwater among the 14 vehicles registered in his name.
     
    The collection was as odd as Lash's confessions to his soon-to-be-wife Catherine Nebron that he was working as an undercover operative for multiple unnamed government agencies, according to her defense attorney Harland Braun.

    EDITORIAL USE ONLY, NO SALES  "The story itself sounds totally crazy, but then how do you explain all this?" Braun said. "There's no evidence he was a drug dealer or he stole these weapons, or had any criminal source of income, no stolen property, all the stuff you'd look for."
    • A cache of weapons was  found during a death investigation in the upscale west Los Angeles neighborhood of Pacific Palisades, California, last week.
    Lash was also believed to be an alien "sent to Earth to protect us," according to Laura VadBunker, the mother of 39-year-old Dawn VadBunker, who used to work for Nebron.

    "I can't believe this," Laura VadBunker told KTLA. "It's worse than a Twilight Zone movie. He was part alien and part human and was out to save the world."

    Police State is coming. Whatcha gonna do?
    Authorities are still working to confirm the man's identity and figure out why he possessed so many cars and firearms, many of which were still in boxes or had price tags.

    LAPD Deputy Chief of Detectives Kirk Albanese said he does not believe he was doing anything illegal with the weapons.

    He had been decomposing inside his car for nearly two weeks before police found him on July 17. Police do not suspect any foul play involved in his death, but there is an investigation into the cause.

    Braun said Nebron parked him in a car down the street from the condo they shared after he died. He had trouble breathing but refused to go to the hospital or call 911, the attorney said.

    The longtime girlfriend of 17 years then left for Oregon, believing government agencies would come for his body and the items in his house. More

    (Secret Astronomy, Time Travel and UFO)  Trip to Year 2137 Proof of Time Travel
    When the Police State arrives give thanks in part to FBI-boss Diego Rodriguez (AP)

      Social Dynamic of Theravada; Katy Perry

      Ven. Thanissaro (accesstoinsight); Ashley Wells, CC Liu, Crystal Quintero Wisdom Quarterly
      The Buddha taught a "forest tradition" for the end of suffering and gaining of enlightenment.
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      Social Dynamic of Theravad Buddhist Practice
      Pure and Simple (Kee Nanayon)
      Upasika (devout female layfollower) Kee Nanayon, also known by her penname K. Khao-suan-luang, was arguably the foremost female Dharma teacher in 20th-century Thailand.
       
      Born in 1901 to a Chinese merchant family in Rajburi, a town west of Bangkok...Her mother was a very religious woman and taught her the rudiments of Buddhist practice, such as nightly chants and the observance of the precepts, from an early age.
       
      In later life she described how, at the age 6, she became so filled with fear and loathing at the miseries her mother went through in being pregnant and giving birth to a younger sibling that, on seeing the newborn child for the first time -- "sleeping quietly, a little red thing with black, black hair" -- she ran away from home for three days.

      This experience, plus the anguish she must have felt when her parents separated, probably lay behind her decision, made when she was still quite young, never to submit to what she saw as the slavery of marriage.

      During her teens she devoted her spare time to Dharma books and to meditation, and her working hours to a small business to support her father in his old age.

      Her meditation progressed. It went well enough that she was able to teach her father meditation with fairly good results in the last year of his life. After his death she continued her business with the thought of saving up enough money to enable herself to live the remainder of her life in a secluded place and give herself fully to the practice.

      Her aunt and uncle, who were also interested in Dharma practice, had a small home near a forested hill called Khao Suan Luang ("Royal Park Mountain") outside of Rajburi, where she often went to practice.

      In 1945, life disrupted by World War II had begun to return to normal, so she gave up her business, joined her aunt and uncle in moving to the hill, and there the three of them began a life devoted entirely to meditation.

      The small retreat they made for themselves in an abandoned monastic dwelling eventually grew to become the nucleus of a women's practice center that has flourished to this day.
       
      Life at the retreat was frugal, in line with the fact that outside support was minimal in the early years. However, even now that the center has become well-known and well-established, the same frugal style has been maintained for its benefits in subduing greed, pride, and other mental defilements, as well as for the sublime forms of pleasure (piti and sukha) it offers by unburdening the heart.

      The women practicing at the center are all vegetarian and abstain from such stimulants as tobacco, coffee, tea, and betel nut.

      They meet daily for chanting, group meditation, and discussion of the practice. In the years when Upasika Kee's health was still strong, she would hold special meetings at which the members would report on their practice, after which she would give a talk touching on any important issues that had been brought up. It was during such sessions that most of the talks recorded in this volume were given.

      Charts from the teachings of the Thai Living Buddhist Master Ajahn Jamnian
      In the center's early years, small groups of friends and relatives would visit on occasion to give support and to listen to Upasika Kee's Dharma talks. As word spread of the high standard of her teachings and practice, larger and larger groups came to visit, and more women began to join the community.

      When tape recording was introduced to Thailand in the mid-1950's, friends began recording her talks and, in 1956, a group of them printed a small volume of her transcribed talks for free distribution.

      By the mid-1960's, the stream of free Dharma literature from Royal Park Mountain -- Upasika Kee's talks and poetry -- had grown to a flood. This attracted even more people to her center and established her as one of the best-known Dharma teachers, male or female, in Thailand.
       
      Upasika Kee was something of an autodidact (self taught). Although she picked up the rudiments of meditation during her frequent visits to Thai Buddhist monasteries in her youth, she practiced mostly on her own without any formal study under a meditation teacher.

      Most of her instruction came from books -- the Pali canon and the works of contemporary Buddhist teachers -- and was tested in the crucible of her own relentless honesty.

      Her later teachings show the influence of the writings of Ven. Buddhadasa, although she transformed his [teaching] concepts in ways that made them entirely her own. More

      Royal Katy Perry (a.k.a. silly Catty Purry) is a tabloid  "princess" (wizzed.com)
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      Does Katy Perry want to be a nun?
      "You skank, you can't buy our convent! I mean, we already sold it to this guy for less money, and the greedy Vatican can't stop us. And, by the way, you and your music suck!" -- this is the subtext, but the real story goes like this:

      According to TIME, Two nuns want to stop Katy Perry from buying their convent.
       
      "We feel we are being forced to violate our canonical vows"

      July 21, 2015
      World Premiere Screening Of "Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour"
      Katy Perry (Axelle/Bauer-Griffin-FilmMagic)
      A couple of nuns are making Katy Perry’s life very difficult these days. The pop star wants to purchase an 8-acre property in Los Angeles, on which the nuns’ convent happens to be sited.

      But the nuns, who are among five remaining members of an order known as the Sisters of the Most Holy and Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary, are having none of it. In court documents released on Friday, they say the sale would go against their sacred vows.
       
      Perry has been competing with L.A. restaurateur and developer Dana Hollister for the property, which also includes a retreat house for priests, the New York Times reports.
       
      Journey of One Buddhist Nun
      Perry is offering a $10 million all-cash deal, with an additional $4.5 million to purchase a new retreat house for priests to replace the current one. Hollister is also willing to pay $10 million and an additional $5.5 million to buy out the lease on the priests’ house.
       
      The Times says that the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles favors the Perry deal and claims to have control over the property, while the nuns prefer the Hollister arrangement.

      “In selling to Katy Perry, we feel we are being forced to violate our canonical vows to the Catholic Church,” Sister Catherine Rose Holzman wrote to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in a May 22 letter. The letter, among others, was revealed in court documents the nuns filed on Friday, CNBC uncovered.
       
      The nuns said their objection to the sale to Perry had nothing to do with her risque performance style, the Times reports. Instead, they reportedly favor the Hollister deal because it would keep the convent open to the public. More