Veracity Series #20 (PART 1): Disquieting Trends and Encouraging Signs of Hope *LINK*

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Veracity Series #20 (PART 1): Disquieting Trends and Encouraging Signs of Hope *LINK*
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Zany Mystic
Date: 
Wednesday, March 05, 2008 12:25 pm

Hello everysoul!

I wish I had more time to dedicate to this information gathering and dissemination process as there is so much going on - as usual! Another hefty dose of reading material gathered over the course of the past 12 days, and shedding light over a whole range of issues.

Hoping you still generally enjoy the \"ride\" ;-)

Jean Hudon
Earth Rainbow Network Coordinator
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THE QUOTES

\"You do such great work in informing the world and helping wake us up to the crying need for our cooperation in bringing in the peaceful and humane world that most of us desperately want.\"

- Ann Emerson (aemerson@wavecable.com)

\"We have come a long way in our understanding of the physical world around us. But as far as our understanding of the worlds within are concerned, we have not progressed very far at all. We still know very little about how we think, about why we feel the way we do, or about how our attitudes and beliefs affect our perception and hence our reality. Today we have reached a point where we can no longer afford to ignore this inner world. It is human actions and human decisions that lie behind so many of the world\'s problems. Likewise it is human failings that often lie behind our sluggish (or sometimes non-existent) attempts to remedy them. The decisions we make are in turn guided by our values and our sense of what is important. If we believe that sustained material growth is the root to salvation, that money can buy us peace of mind, or that the survival of our egos is more important than the survival of the planet, then it is little surprise that our behaviour is so crazy. Our global crisis is, at its root, a crisis of consciousness. Global warming, the destruction of the rainforests, the wide-scale extinction of species, acid rain, soil erosion, the depletion of the ozone layer, pollution, toxic waste, atomic waste, the energy crisis, the North-South crisis, the economic crisis, the food crisis, the water crisis, the housing crisis, the sanitation crisis, and the many other crises that humanity faces are all symptoms of a deeper psychological crisis.The writing is on the wall. If we are to navigate our way safely through these critical times we have to mature inwardly. Why do we feel so insecure? Why do we want to feel we are in control of things? We must discover how to move beyond this egocentric phase in our development. And fast.\"

- Peter Russell - Taken from A Crisis of Consciousness

\"My life is about bringing Joy, making miracles and creating joyously. I want to live genuinely, love purely and share abundantly. I also aspire to be a visionary creative, holistic healer & engaged mystic, manifested as an integral futurist, innovative artivist & pronoic uplifter ? I envision being fully alive, aware and present, aligning my body, mind and spirit in a harmonious state of being. I anticipate living and expressing my skills and talents in a way that makes our bodies dance, our hearts rejoice and our souls soar. I expect to grow in consciousness, learn from pain and pleasure and recreate myself constantly as I venture on the road from fear to love, from the self to the selfless on this amazing and wonderful journey. I want to explore the essence of the timeless, the heart of the infinite and the beauty of it ALL. I want to achieve my heart\'s desires as I keep dancing with my soul. I want to share, inspire and empower many others to also make their dreams come true. I want to remember that it is about the beauty, mystery and majesty of the all-encompassing ocean of love that we have come from and to which we will return. I want to express our radiant, vibrant and eternal nature in ways unimagined and unexperienced before. I want to be the seed of change and the catalyst of positive transformation physically, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually. I want to seek and find, learn and grow, express and experience, know and transcend while living fully and enjoying every moment of this magical adventure called life. \"

- Darina Stoyanova (darinajoy@gmail.com) -- taken from [ OLD LINK REMOVED ] where there is MUCH MORE dazzling expressions of divine creativity to be found...

1ST STEP: Keep your eye on the \"ball\" - how you are consciously aware.
Realize that your sphere of \"BELIEF\" focuses your lens of consciousness.
This belief focuses the currency of consciousness on your \"holodeck\",
your platform for growth as a consciously aware soul... evolving
your conscience - HOW you are conscious -- as you are
tested on Spaceship Earth\'s belief matrix holodeck.
As you become more aware of HOW you/we
all consciously process our programming
according to the Prime Directive for
optimal evolutionary ascent,
you and all souls become
aware of soulutions
that empower the
wisdom of
LOVE.

- Christopher Rudy (chrisrudy@wispwest.net)
-- Taken from Four Steps to Open Up a Society that is Closing Down

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CONTENTS

1. Cruelty to animals
2. Feedback on my reply to the person who doubted Mike Quinsey
3. Coast to Coast ET Invasion
4. Oprah and Eckhart Tolle
5. Unicorn Energy
6. Matthew\'s Feb 24 message
7. Former Congressman Warns Of Martial Law Camps In America
8. Impeachment is essential for cleansing the national soul
9. Does this represent you?
10. Peace Has No Borders
11. RALPH NADER FOR PRESIDENT: Right Man, Wrong Job
12. \"Doomsday Seed Vault\" in the Arctic
13. Seafood
14. The World\'s Growing Food-Price Crisis
15. Johann Hari: We\'ll save the planet only if we\'re forced to
16. AMAZING TECHNOLOGY FROM JAPAN \"MAY MAKE YOU SICK\"
17. Singing starlings and why thousands of babies who should have been boys are being born as girls

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WORTHY OF YOUR ATTENTION

Temperature Monitors Report Widescale Global Cooling (February 26, 2008)
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Twelve-month long drop in world temperatures wipes out a century of warming - Over the past year, anecdotal evidence for a cooling planet has exploded. China has its coldest winter in 100 years. Baghdad sees its first snow in all recorded history. North America has the most snowcover in 50 years, with places like Wisconsin the highest since record-keeping began. Record levels of Antarctic sea ice, record cold in Minnesota, Texas, Florida, Mexico, Australia, Iran, Greece, South Africa, Greenland, Argentina, Chile -- the list goes on and on.No more than anecdotal evidence, to be sure. But now, that evidence has been supplanted by hard scientific fact. All four major global temperature tracking outlets (Hadley, NASA\'s GISS, UAH, RSS) have released updated data. All show that over the past year, global temperatures have dropped precipitously.A compiled list of all the sources can be seen here. The total amount of cooling ranges from 0.65C up to 0.75C -- a value large enough to wipe out most of the warming recorded over the past 100 years. All in one year\'s time. For all four sources, it\'s the single fastest temperature change ever recorded, either up or down.Scientists quoted in a past DailyTech article link the cooling to reduced solar activity which they claim is a much larger driver of climate change than man-made greenhouse gases. The dramatic cooling seen in just 12 months time seems to bear that out. While the data doesn\'t itself disprove that carbon dioxide is acting to warm the planet, it does demonstrate clearly that more powerful factors are now cooling it.Let\'s hope those factors stop fast. Cold is more damaging than heat. The mean temperature of the planet is about 54 degrees. Humans -- and most of the crops and animals we depend on -- prefer a temperature closer to 70. Historically, the warm periods such as the Medieval Climate Optimum were beneficial for civilization. Corresponding cooling events such as the Little Ice Age, though, were uniformly bad news.

Global Cooling comes back in a big way (February 9, 2008)
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Dr. Kenneth Tapping is worried about the sun. Solar activity comes in regular cycles, but the latest one is refusing to start. Sunspots have all but vanished, and activity is suspiciously quiet. The last time this happened was 400 years ago -- and it signaled a solar event known as a \"Maunder Minimum,\" along with the start of what we now call the \"Little Ice Age.\"Tapping, a solar researcher and project director for Canada\'s National Research Council, says it may be happening again. Overseeing a giant radio telescope he calls a \"stethoscope for the sun,\" Tapping says, if the pattern doesn\'t change quickly, the earth is in for some very chilly weather.During the Little Ice Age, global temperatures dropped sharply. New York Harbor froze hard enough to allow people to walk from Manhattan to Staten Island, and in Britain, people reported sighting eskimos paddling canoes off the coast. Glaciers in Norway grew up to 100 meters a year, destroying farms and villages.But will it happen again? In 2005, Russian astronomer Khabibullo Abdusamatov predicted the sun would soon peak, triggering a rapid decline in world temperatures. Only last month, the view was echoed by Dr. Oleg Sorokhtin, a fellow of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. who advised the world to \"stock up on fur coats.\" Sorokhtin, who calls man\'s contribution to climate change \"a drop in the bucket,\" predicts the solar minimum to occur by the year 2040, with icy weather lasting till 2100 or beyond. CLIP

From Me to WE & Beyond
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This inspirational movie is the co-created story of the evolution of me to WE & beyond. It is the synthesis of visionary art, amazing photography, passionate music & creative spirit inspired by the Pangea Day idea & vision. Feel free & invited to enjoy & share widely & wildly. It is dedicated to YOU, WE, y/our Loved ones & the future of Gaia, the infinite Universal Now & the beauty, goodness, wisdom & humor of ALL. We are truly really always already ONE & WE are The Ones WE have been waiting for. So Let US Be WE! [ OLD LINK REMOVED ] Co-created by You, me, WE & produced by the Surprise Foundation, genuine gratitude & countless credits go to the many creators, artists, photographers, musicians, friends & creative souls who have inspired & contributed generously with your amazing art, work & beings to the film creation. So Thank YOU deeply!

The Truth (3 min 15 sec) MUST WATCH!
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Even if it seems like a downer at first, stick with it to the end. BRILLIANT!!!

One - The Movie
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UFO snapped over Thames (28 Feb 2008)
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WHAT IS THE \"STARCHILD SKULL\"?
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The \"Starchild\" is a real, true bone skull independently dated by Carbon-14 to be 900 years old (+/- 40 years). Research indicates is unlike any human skull ever before recorded. The name \"Starchild\" is the result of early X-rays taken of the skull and maxilla fragment found with it, which showed unerupted teeth that, combined with the smaller-than-normal-adult size of the skull, indicated a child of age 5 or 6. A second skull was found with the Starchild, a normal, adult female of small stature, also C-14 dated to 900 years ago (± 40), and biochemically shown to have lived in the same general area as the Starchild. This second skull is often used for comparison to the Starchild. From its extremely shallow eye sockets to the total lack of frontal sinuses, the Starchild skull\'s morphology cannot be accounted for by any known combination of deformities. The bone is half as thick, weighs half as much, and is substantially more durable than normal human bone --unlike anything currently in the scientific record. Furthermore, inside that unusual bone are microscopic fibers and a reddish residue that so far defy any explanation.s

Revealing News: Saudis Threaten Terror in UK, Release of JFK Evidence, USDA Lapses, More
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April 5th weekend - The Moses Code Release -- April 6th - Peace Vigil (9 - 10 am Pacific time)
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For the first time a major spiritual film release is being combined with a worldwide prayer vigil focused on shifting the planetary consciousness. Join millions of people from every corner of the globe in learning the most powerful manifestation tool in the history of the world. Then on one momentous day we\'ll use the code to promote peace and compassion for all beings through over 1000 gatherings worldwide. This is the chance for humanity to use the Law of Attraction to create peace on the deepest level.Please join us for an experience that will change the world.

Baby Boomers
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Running the Numbers - An American Self-Portrait (Stunning composite art pictures, a MUST SEE!)
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This series looks at contemporary American culture through the austere lens of statistics. Each image portrays a specific quantity of something: fifteen million sheets of office paper (five minutes of paper use); 106,000 aluminum cans (thirty seconds of can consumption) and so on. My hope is that images representing these quantities might have a different effect than the raw numbers alone, such as we find daily in articles and books. Statistics can feel abstract and anesthetizing, making it difficult to connect with and make meaning of 3.6 million SUV sales in one year, for example, or 2.3 million Americans in prison, or 410,000 paper cups used every fifteen minutes. This project visually examines these vast and bizarre measures of our society, in large intricately detailed prints assembled from thousands of smaller photographs. The underlying desire is to emphasize the role of the individual in a society that is increasingly enormous, incomprehensible, and overwhelming. --- \"The reason why I do this is that we aren\'t feeling enough, and part of the reason is because the information we have to work with is made of gigantic numbers, and these are numbers that our brains have difficulty in understanding and processing. That\'s why I try to translate these numbers into visual messages that can be felt, in the hope that they help each of us to face the big question: how do we change, as a culture, and how do we each, individually, take responsibility for our own behaviour. I\'m not blaming anyone. This is just who we are right now\". Check also his \"Intolerable Beauty\" collection. Recommended by Darina Stoyanova (darinajoy@gmail.com)

Ashes and Snow- Feather to Fire
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Gregory Colbert has used both still and movie cameras to explore extraordinary interactions between humans and animals. - More through [ OLD LINK REMOVED ] - Take the enhanced version of the tour and give yourself 10 minutes and grace in a transcending experience you\'ll forever remember... Watch also this Ashes and Snow tributed and if you are really too much in a hurry right now to explore this stunning art at least watch this short video summary of Gregory Colbert\'s work - Recommended by Pierre Cloutier (ameast@total.net)

At Altitude - Chemtrails Up Close - Pics taken from a flying airbus.
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(...) The \"Chemplanes\" appeared to be flying at the same general altitude as our own flight - zipping past us multi-directionally like angry hornets-- some so close, I actually flinched (scared the $%^@ out of me!) a few times as they shot by and I found myself astonished that no one else seemed to notice this. Wide-eyed, like a kid, I marveled at how just how MANY there were ... from what I could see, the chemplanes were clearly executing a colossal grid pattern of some kind, extending as far I could see to the horizon; CLIP

HOW IS THE FEDERAL BUDGET LIKE A PILE OF OREO COOKIES? (Must watch)
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Watch this short entertaining video by our allies at True Majority to see how the federal government is spending our tax money. Tax policies may seem abstract, but not when you visualize them in terms of cookies.

Corporate \'swift-boating\' targets Kucinich. Please help.
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Here\'s an example of their distortions.
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Establish International \"World Unity Day\"
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For humanity to move forward successfully in the 21st century, a spirit of unity must be cultivated within the hearts of all nations and people. A foundation must be laid that will allow each nation to grow and prosper individually, but also collectively within the context of an interdependent global community. A successful future for all nations and people depends upon strengthening the bonds of our commonality as human beings, while honoring our differences. To create a healthy global environment for all nations to overcome the struggles they face, we must recognize that all have erred, all have faults and none are perfect, yet each has cultural gifts to share. Let us recognize and value those gifts. Let us celebrate the wealth of our diversity and strive to learn from each other and help one another in a spirit of openness, trust and respect. Petition:We, the people of earth, members of one global family, declare our unity and seek to honor it by establishing an internationally recognized \"World Unity Day\" - a day to celebrate the diversity of the human family. Goal: Deliver 1,000,000 signatures to the U.N. with every nation represented! Sign the petition

Lubbock Infant Can Read at 17 Months Old (Feb 28, 2008) STUNNING!
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Incredible 11-Year-Old Yodeller (!!!)
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Get Service (we all need a pair of these)
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Recommended by Len Satov (len_satov@shaw.ca) who wrote: \"This is powerful - I was deeply moved by it.\" INDEED!

Diebold Accidentally Leaks Results of 2008 Election Early
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As Obese Population Rises, More Candidates Courting The Fat Vote
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Richard Boylan: \"Major announcement: The Altimarians Have Landed!
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It is my pleasure and joy to announce that the 12 environmental scientists from the planet Altimar have now arrived on Earth!Their mission is to work on remedying the environmental damage which has occurred in so many of our ecosystems. They also look forward to eventually working with select top Human environmental scientists in a collaborative effort towards environmental clean-up and restoration of Earth. They will teach our scientists, and show them the advanced technology which they use to help clean up Earth faster than we can do it on our own without such advanced environmental knowledge and equipment. CLIP

World Clock
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The Trials of Henry Kissinger - The Making Of A War Criminal (Video: 1hr 19 min)
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\"A fascinating, bombshell documentary that should shame Americans, regardless of whether or not ultimate blame finally lies with Kissinger. Should be required viewing for civics classes and would-be public servants alike.\" -- Brent Simon, Entertainment Today

WAKE UP! - \"101\" ON THE FOREIGN DARK CABAL\'S EXPLOITATION AND CONTROL OF AMERICA
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Jordan Maxwell discussing who really runs the United States of America, Illuminati, business and family ties among the elite, International Maritime Admiralty Law and more exposing the reign of British royalty over the American citizens of the USA including the English-speaking world in general. To view PART one go at [ OLD LINK REMOVED ]

9/11 Truth in BRUSSELS, European Parliament, 26th February 2008.
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On Tuesday 26th February, Europarlementarian Guilietto Chiesa invited his colleagues and the press to attend the screening and debate of the Italian-produced documentary named \"ZERO, an investigation into the events of 9/11.\" Object of the screening was to create political awareness of the faulty official investigation into the events by the 9/11 Commission. (...) Question: \'Why did you make this film?\' Chiesa: \'It is obvious that we are now cast in an infinite war, based on lies. And as long as there is no new and independent investigation, we will never have security. There are too many lies for the official narrative to be true. Our film is an instrument to request the re-opening of the 9/11 investigation.\' CLIP

\'Incompetent\' Criticism: 9/11, Phillip Shenon and the Biggest Lie in History
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Vid: Cynthia McKinney Is Not Afraid
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\"The 9/11 truth movement is as critical to the future course of our country and global politics as it is important for us to know what happened in November of 1963 and again in \'65 and again in \'68...\"

\'9/11 attacks made up, \' says French best actress Oscar-winner (March 3, 2008)
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Actress Marion Cotillard sparked a political row yesterday after accusing America of fabricating the 9/11 attacks. The 32-year-old French actress, who received an Oscar last month for her performance as singer Edith Piaf in La Vie En Rose, openly questioned the truth behind the terrorist atrocity in an interview broadcast on a French website. \"I think we\'re lied to about a number of things,\" Cotillard said, singling out the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center as an example of the US making up horror stories for political ends.Referring to the two passenger jets being flown into the Twin Towers, Cotillard said:\"We see other towers of the same kind being hit by planes. Are they burned? They [sic] was a tower, I believe it was in Spain, which burnt for 24 hours. It never collapsed. None of these towers collapsed. And there [in New York], in a few minutes, the whole thing collapsed.\"She added that the towers, planned in the early Sixties, were an outdated \"money-sucker\" that would have cost more to modernise than to rebuild altogether, which is why they were destroyed. CLIP

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The MOTHERS ACT is a bill before the Senate, already passed by the House with only 3 \"no\" votes, which sets up a nation-wide screening and \"education\" campaign to encourage \"antidepressant\" drugs and other psychiatric drugs to pregnant and new moms. If this passes, we could see similar drugging rates to that of the non-mandated Teen Screen program, which results in prescriptions for 90% of people who take the screening test.The FDA Confirms that \"antidepressant\" drugs double the risk of suicide (at minimum) while numerous medical studies suggest the risk of suicide and violence against others is astronomically high on an antidepressant. Antidepressants have also been proven to be no more effective than placebo. Additionally they pose a serious threat to babies whose mothers take them during pregnancy and nursing, with pregnancy exposure behind many cases of spontaneous abortion, preterm birth, stillbirth, and serious birth defects and SIDS.The full press release follows.After you sign this petition, please read and distribute the press release which is found at [ OLD LINK REMOVED ] and go copy the contact information for the 21 senators on the HELP Committee (which still needs to examine the bill before it can be considered by the full Senate). [ OLD LINK REMOVED ] CLIP

Revealing News: EPA Scientist Fired for \"Bias\", US Imprisonment World\'s Highest, Government Secrecy, More
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The following is recommended by Larry Stell (lstell@glasgow-ky.com) who wrote: \"I have had this information for a week now. I have listened to the video, researched the material as best as I could and now I send it out for you to discern, investigate and research. I am unable to disprove anything that Dr. Deagle says.\"

Dr Deagle: The Grenada Forum
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What you are about to see, will SHOCK you.This makes Zeitgeist look like a day of fun entertainment.

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Now that you know what is at stake; here\'s the good news from Dr. D:
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Dr Deagle is a whistleblower who possesses possibly one of the greatest minds of our time. He had intended going into Nuclear physics at MIT but chose instead to go into bio-chemistry, then medicine all by age 20. He has done advanced training in technology. In his exposures, he has been in underground cities, he was a Doctor for the US Special Ops Command, Strategic Defence, The Echelon Project and the World Identification Program.Just so you know, the database containing everyone\'s dial tone and identification information on every citizen in every westernised nation on the planet: information that is vital to the final implementation of the National ID implantable chip project, has been in existent for 26 years! They began collecting and storing this data three decades ago! This brilliant narrative describes everything from underground cities and military bases to genetically modified and weaponised Baboons, to the 911 agenda, to the AVIAN Influenza Pandemic, to Nanotechnology/Weaponry, to the National ID project, to off world facilities and fleets of spaced based aircraft and other advanced technologies, to micro nukes in cities, to dangerous pathogens for release into the water supplies, to the Moon Base and Mars colony, to Super soldiers and on and on. This is 2.5 hours of the most SHOCKING information to come across my desk to date.It would be easy to dismiss this as alarmist nonsense and yes, there are the usual sites in cyber space debunking Dr Deagle: none of it fact based I notice. What really got my attention was: this movie of Dr Deagle\'s was filmed in December 2006 during which time he pointed out to his audience that his high level contacts had warned him of the upcoming sub prime mortgage market collapse which is unfolding before us right now.This either makes him a prophet or he has some very high level contacts it would seem.I am convinced we are entering into the most DANGEROUS era in the history of this planet.Please take the time to view these videos and then pass this information on to everyone so that they too might take action. This network needs to grow and grow quickly, to the proportion that we become an unstoppable force that will hopefully thwart their attempts to make us subservient to their evil plans. The word is now getting out, but we need to spread this information far and wide and as quickly as possible as it appears we have only 12 months left in which to take action. We ignore this warning at our own peril. PLEASE watch this and you be the judge.

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Pour les abonnй-e-s en France, une йmission sur ARTE а ne pas rater
Le monde selon Monsanto Diffusion le mardi 11 mars а 21h00
Le documentaire йvйnement de Marie-Monique Robin
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Du continent amйricain а l\'Inde en passant par l\'Europe, une enquкte magistrale et alarmante sur la multinationale amйricaine qui commercialise 90 % des OGM dans le monde. Dйtails sur le site ci-dessus.
Watch the revealing trailer, it\'s in English with French subtitles.

Йthanol, la fiиvre verte(28 fйvrier 2008) Pour les abonnй-e-s quйbйcois - EXCELLENT REPORTAGE
DISPONIBLE SUR LE SITE CI-DESSOUS
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Le Quйbec s\'est joint а la course mondiale aux biocarburants avec l\'ouverture, cet йtй, а Varennes, d\'une usine d\'йthanol. Produit а partir du maпs, ce carburant est appelй а jouer un rфle grandissant dans le marchй йnergйtique nord-amйricain, au moment oщ les Йtats-Unis cherchent а rйduire leur dйpendance au pйtrole importй. Mais cette course a un prix: le bouleversement de l\'йquilibre alimentaire mondial. L\'йthanol est-il aussi vert qu\'on le dit? Quelles sont ses consйquences sur l\'environnement, sur notre porte-feuille et sur les plus pauvres de la planиte?

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URGENT ACTION SUGGESTED

GAZA CONFLICT - CEASEFIRE NOW!
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Israel and Gaza are on the brink of war. A ground assault has left many dead, and the rain of rockets only spreads. Israel is now considering a full-scale invasion of Gaza, which has never worked before. The only answer is a ceasefire deal, already suggested by Hamas and supported by 64% of Israelis and some senior cabinet ministers. With international help, this could make civilians on both sides safer.Peace itself is at stake in the coming days, as are thousands of lives. But both sides know they are in a battle for global legitimacy, and international opinion matters. We need to raise a massive worldwide outcry for a Gaza ceasefire now - sign the emergency petition below, we will deliver it to senior Israeli and Palestinian leaders and in a billboard campaign: We call for Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal to stop the bloodshed and agree to an immediate ceasefire, and for the international community to engage constructively and help broker a fair deal for the safety of civilians on both sides.

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ALSO RECOMMENDED

Abbas: Gaza Attacks \'A Holocaust\' (01/03/08)
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\"Al Jazeera\" -- - The Palestinian president has accused Israel of \"international terrorism\", saying its assault on Gaza constitutes \"more than a holocaust\". Mahmoud Abbas\'s comments on Saturday came as more Israeli air raids brought the total death toll over four days to 86 people, at least a third of which have been children, according to medical sources. Fifty-two people were killed during Saturday\'s raids alone. \"It\'s very regrettable that what is happening is more than a holocaust,\" Abbas told reporters in Ramallah.\"Children who are barely five-months old are being bombed by the Israeli army.\" \"We tell the world to see with its own eyes and judge for itself what is happening and who is carrying out international terrorism.\"Khaled Meshaal, the exiled Hamas leader living in Syria, also denounced the Israeli attacks against Gaza\'s civilians as \"the real holocaust\".Abbas later requested an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss the Israeli incursion into the Gaza Strip, a spokesman for the Palestinian leader said. Marwan Bishara, Al Jazeera\'s senior political analyst, said that \"at best\" Abbas could hope to get a Security Council resolution condemning the Israeli action.\"And as we know, Israel has ignored tens of UN Security Council resolutions over the last 40 years, and hundreds of UN assembly resolutions - so this is going to be more talk and probably not much will come out of it in the end,\" he said. Rana el-Hindi from Save the Children, speaking from inside the Gaza Strip, told Al Jazeera children were suffering greatly from the Israeli bombardment. \"In the last three days at least 19 children have been killed ... it\'s a real concern for all organisations here,\" she said. \"Most of the time, when we go into the field and talk to the children about their fears and concerns, they are always afraid of a new [Israeli] invasion to the Gaza Strip - and obviously the current situation is just ... what they fear.\" She said the number of children being hospitalised was increasing \"day after day\".Eissam Younis, director of the Al Mizan Centre for Human Rights in Gaza, told Al Jazeera that the Israeli army was \"intentionally and systematically targeting civilians\" and criticised world powers for their muted response.\"Israel puts itself above the law because the international community is always silent,\" he said. CLIP - Check the over 100 comments to this news at the URL above...

Shell-shocked Gazans emerge from rubble of Israel blitz (03/03/2008)
TRY TO IMAGINE LIVING THROUGH SUCH A SLAUGHTERING HELL... THE ISRAELI THUGS ARE ITCHING FOR AN EXCUSE TO FLATTEN GAZA AS THEY DID IN LEBANON in 2006
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As the last Israeli tanks rumbled out of the Gaza Strip the territory\'s shell-shocked residents crept out from the rubble where many of them had cowered for more than two days.The extended Abid Rabah family, all 67 of them, were confined by soldiers to a single room for most of the Saturday-Sunday incursion after an Israeli missile destroyed half of their house, including the kitchen. \"They would not even let us eat or drink,\" said Hanan Abid Rabah, 34. \"I asked the soldiers to let me fetch some milk for my son from the kitchen next door but they prevented me. We were trapped for two long nights.\" During those nights hundreds of Israeli troops backed by dozens of tanks trudged through the streets of the crowded Jabaliya town and refugee camp, clashing with Palestinian militants as warplanes pounded dozens of houses to rubble.As the explosions and gunfire thundered outside the Abid Rabah home, the interior was a scene of blood and chaos, with cries of hunger, tired children and the moaning of two young men wounded in the fighting. By the time ambulances were able to evacuate them, Rami, 23, and Mahmud Salih, 21, were both in critical condition after bleeding for more than a day.Troops withdrew from Gaza on Monday after killing at least 116 Palestinians, including dozens of women and children, in a devastating five-day escalation of violence including a string of air strikes in and around the territory.Most of those who died were killed in the massive assault on Jabaliya, north of Gaza City. On Monday, mourning tents stood on nearly every cratered street.

Amnesty rips IDF for \'reckless disregard of life\' in Gaza
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The London-based human rights organization Amnesty International has condemned Israel\'s attacks on Gaza, claiming they are \"being carried out with reckless disregard for civilian life.\"

Anti-Zionist Jews condemn Gaza massacres (03/03/08)
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A worldwide organization representing anti-Zionist Jews has strongly condemned the ongoing mass killing and maiming by the Israeli occupation army of hundreds of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.In an \"urgent statement\" released Sunday, the Neturei Karta organization called on the world community to \"stop the wild beast of the Zionist state from destroying the Palestinian people.\" \"We Orthodox Jews condemn the murderous terrorism and gangsterism of the Zionist murder machine,\" read the statement, reacting to the killing of as many as a hundred Palestinians, mostly innocent civilians, including some 20 children, during the past 72 hours. The statement went only saying that \"for sixty years the Zionist butchers have been expelling, occupying, ghettoizing, terrorizing and killing Palestinians who simply want their rights restored in their homeland of historic Palestine. \"We call on all peace-loving nations to take every measure to stop the madness unleashed by the Zionists and to restore the rights of the Palestinians, thereby ending all suffering and bloodshed of all people in historic Palestine.\"The statement affirmed that the Israeli state didn\'t represent the Jewish people and religion.\"They may call themselves Jews, but they are not following the Jewish religion. They are barbarians and butchers. They defile and desecrate the holiness of our religion, of our Torah.\"The statement offered \"deepest condolences and sympathy\" to the entire Palestinian people who must constantly face the effects of Zionist terrorism.Neturei Karta, which means \"Guardians of the City,\" is an international organization of Orthodox Jews dedicated to the propagation and clarification of Torah Judaism. The organization is firmly opposed to Zionism on theological and moral basis. The organization often accuses Israel of generating anti-Semitism by acting and behaving in ways inconsistent with Jewish morality and ethics, including the Ten Commandments.

Gazans fearful of further attacks
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Gaza\'s residents remain wary of further Israeli attacks, with air raids continuing even as Israeli troops withdrew after a campaign that killed 120 Palestinians over six days. The last Israeli tanks pulled out of Gaza on Monday, ahead of a two-day visit by Condoleezza Rice, the US secretary of state, who is promoting US-backed peace talks.Rice\'s stated mission is to revive peace talks that were re-launched with great fanfare at a conference in Annapolis, Maryland, in November. A senior Israeli official said there would be a \"two-day interval\" for Rice\'s visit, though northern Gaza was hit by two air raids late on Monday.Jacky Rowland, Al Jazeera\'s correspondent in Gaza, said Rice\'s regular but inconclusive visits were starting to lose weight with Palestinian citizens. Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, said on Sunday he was suspending contact with Israel in light of the aggression against the Gaza Strip. But by Monday he appeared willing to mediate a deal between Israel and his political rivals in Hamas, which control the strip. A statement from his office on Monday said the Fatah leader was \"willing to work for the conclusion of a total truce with the Israeli side to spare our people more victims and suffering\". A Hamas leader in Gaza confirmed to Al Jazeera that the group had received approaches from Fatah, but said Hamas \"has not reached a decision yet and no direct talks with Abu Mazen [Abbas] have yet ensued\". Despite calling an end to the operation Ehud Olmert, the Israeli prime minister, said Israel would be taking further action in Gaza unless cross-border rocket fire was cut significantly. \"We are not willing to show tolerance, period. We will respond,\" Olmert said. Rowland also reported that Gazans were \"very anxious indeed\". \"They are hearing the talk in Israel about this being merely the first stage of the operation and they are wondering: if this was the first stage, what on earth can they be likely to face during any second phase.\"Speaking after the pullout, Saeb Erekat, a senior Palestinian negotiator, said the US-backed peace talks, which Washington hopes can result in a statehood deal this year, would remain frozen for now. CLIP

Israeli Protests: End Gaza war crimes
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Hundreds of Israeli \"leftist\" activists join calls made by Arab states, EU; Tel Aviv protestor says \'child-killing government has no moral right to exist\'.

Israeli terror continues to stalk Gaza
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The artillery shelling never ends. The airstrikes never stop. The bloodbath never comes to a conclusion. For the Palestinians in Gaza, daily living is defined by the body count, the number of coffins being hurried to the cemeteries, the crammed hospital corridors and the overflowing of intensive care units.

Tens of thousands of Syrians, Arabs march to protest Israeli attacks on Gaza
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Tens of thousands of Syrians filled the central square of Damascus Monday to protest ongoing Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip that have killed more than 100 Palestinians, while elsewhere in the region thousands others also demonstrated.

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Hello everyone!

Last night I tried to send you PART 1 of my latest compilation but soon realized that, once again, the RiseUp.net listserver is not working. So I\'m sending you this note (hoping this will get through the listserver*) to let you know that, until this problem is resolved and I can send the other parts, the only way to review this new compilation is through the following archived copy:

Veracity Series #20: Disquieting Trends and Encouraging Signs of Hope
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Hoping this will be fixed shortly...

Jean

* As I\'ve just noticed through a bouncing email notice, it seems at least some of you have received PART 1 (although I did not receive a copy yet...)

If you received PART 1 please note that the correct URL for the archived copy is the one indicated above, not the one given in PART 1.