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“The Way It Is” by Bruce Hornsby

This song deals with the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. The line in the lyrics that mentions “The law passed in ’64” is the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The law was supposed to prohibit discrimination in public places, the government and employment. The lyrics in this song deal with the need to resist complacency and never resign yourself to racial injustice as the status quo. http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=5494 The...

Back To The Garden

  ..::” We Are Stardust… Billion Year Old Carbon… ….We Are Golden… Caught in the devil’s bargain… And we’ve got to get ourselves… …Back to the Garden… ~ Joni Mitchell… Woodstock  www.ecodelmar.org/garden ..::”We Are Infinitely Timeless Living Stardust…   … Each and every One of us is made of infinitely timeless Star-Dust…. and since energy can neither be created nor destroyed… Each and every One of us is as ancient...

Filmmaker Penelope Jagessar Chaffer

..::” Filmmaker Penelope Jagessar Chaffer was curious about the chemicals she was exposed to while pregnant: Could they affect her unborn child? So she asked scientist Tyrone Hayes to brief her on one he studied closely: atrazine, a herbicide used on corn. (Hayes, an expert on amphibians, is a critic of atrazine, which displays a disturbing effect on frog development.) Onstage together at TEDWomen, Hayes and Chaffer tell their story…....

meditation

The 6 Phase Meditation, created by Vishen Lakhiani, is a daily affirmation for manifesting abundance in every aspect of your life… Here are the 6 phases: 1) Connection… 2) Gratitude… 3) Freedom from negative charges… 4) Creative visualization… 5) Intentions for the day… 6) Blessing :: EcoDelMar.org/meditation Discover the 10 unconventional laws that all extraordinary people live by in Vishen Lakhiani’s new book, “The Code of the Extraordinary Mind: 10...

GMO update

Complete Genes May Pass from GMO Food to Human Blood Sándor Spisák, Norbert Solymosi, Péter Ittzés, András Bodor, Dániel Kondor, Gábor Vattay, Barbara K. Barták, Ferenc Sipos, Orsolya Galamb, Zsolt Tulassay, Zoltán Szállási, Simon Rasmussen, Thomas Sicheritz-Ponten, Søren Brunak, Béla Molnár, István Csabai Based on the analysis of over 1000 human samples from four independent studies, we report evidence that GMO meal-derived DNA fragments which are large enough to carry...

Eco Awareness

Eco Awareness is growing in this generation. Let’s talk now, so that it’s not too late, for the next generation: http://EcoDelMar.org Introdution We are all “Eco Citizens” now… and it’s going to take this kind of awareness to change the direction of the empires running this Earth and Oceans into ecological disaster, just for profit… leaving “we the people” out in the storm… and a toxic environment created by a...

One Earth Sangha . org

https://www.OneEarthSangha.org/get-involved/join-our-team/ Tara Brach Tara Brach :: Our Earth :: On the Edge of the Roof ..::” Sit… be still… and listen… because you are drunk… and we are at the edge of the roof… ~ Rumi This talk views the ecological dis ease of our planet Earth through the lens of our evolutionary unfolding. We explore the EGOIC TRANCE that has precipitated the destruction of our environment, and the inner...

People Care

  Watch the 52 minute documentary here: http://watchdisruption.com/ “When it comes to climate change, why do we do so little when we know so much?” Through a relentless investigation to find the answer, Disruption takes an unflinching look at the devastating consequences of our inaction.The exploration lays bare the terrifying science, the shattered political process, the unrelenting industry special interests and the civic stasis that have brought us to this...

ACIM

  — NVC: Nonviolent Communication Please listen to the following recording…  starting at 31:00 minutes…. related to “HAVE TO” verbal declarations and the implications… https://www.dropbox.com/s/mrgx6nzhv8918hk/NVC_full_5_HRS.mp3?dl=0   Dr Marshall Rosenberg, PhD. Nonviolent Communication: (NVC) https://www.cnvc.org/   ..::” Every criticism, judgement, diagnosis, and expression of anger is the tragic expression of an unmet need.” ~ Marshall B. Rosenberg ..::” For thousands of years, we have been taught to think in a particular...

Indian Warrior

A Ka’apor Indian warrior stands near a burning logging truck during a jungle expedition to search for and expel loggers from the Alto Turiacu Indian territory in the Brazilian Amazon basin.   From 2000 to 2012, the world lost roughly 500 million acres of forest. Though the Amazon spans 1.4 billion acres, it has only 200 officers to counter deforestation. This lack of response from the government has prompted indigenous tribes to...

the “tipping point”

Stefan Rahmstorf: The critical threshold… the “tipping point” in West Antarctica has passed…   Recently the ClimateState staff, interviewed Stefan Rahmstorf, Head of Earth System Analysis, at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research Robert Bristow: To get CO2 emissions under control – do you think some form of geoengineering (i.e CO2 scrubbing) will be desirable? Stefan Rahmstorf: The term geoengineering or climate engineering, encompasses a wide range of ideas....

Warming Water, Fish Fry

MEXICAN authorities say a mass die-off of fish at a lake in western Mexico was not due to natural causes. Over 33 metric tons of rotting dead fish have been removed from Lake Cajititlan in Jalisco state.  Abrupt changes in temperature or oxygen levels may have been responsible for earlier incidents. NEWS.com.au/technology/environment/mass-dieoff-of-fish-at-lake-cajititlan-in-western-mexico-shrouded-in-mystery/story-e6frflp0-1227044480985 A respiratory illness that has already sickened more than a thousand children in 10 states is likely to...

Bluethroat

“Bluethroat” :: Photographer : Bogomolov PL. ..::” In you is all of Heaven… ♥ … Every leaf that falls is given life, in you… ♥ … Each bird… that ever sang… will sing again, in you…♥ And every flower that ever bloomed… has saved its perfume and its loveliness, for you. … What aim can supersede the Will of God and of His Son… that Heaven be restored to him for whom it...

Sanders.Senate.gov

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is the longest serving independent in U.S. congressional history. http://sanders.senate.gov/   SUPPORT A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO END CITIZENS UNITED https://action.dccc.org/page/s/citizens-united2   –   Paul Krugman,  Princeton Professor of Economics,  writes:  “President Obama has emerged as one of the most consequential and, yes, successful presidents in American history.” The author of 20 books and writer for the New York Times, Krugman goes on to list several...

Ocean Acidification, US Gov

36 bits of good news to cure your ocean blues http://grist.org/living/36-bits-of-good-news-to-cure-your-ocean-blues via @grist A film by Rachel Edwardson. In Iñupiaq with English translation. Part of the POSTCARDS FROM CLIMATE CHANGE project. http://www.postcardsfromclimatechange.org       Two climate activists were set to go on trial in Massachusetts on Monday for blocking the shipment of 40,000 tons of coal to the Brayton Point power plant, a 51-year-old facility that is one of...

Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology Resourses (original URL http://www.OpenDoorWorld.com/manufacturers.shtml ) ABLENET INC. Variety of Low-Tech Devices (for children, etc.) 800-322-0956 http://www.ablenetinc.com AccessAbility RBT40 Refreshable Braille Terminal (The Rabbit) & Bookworm 888-322-7200 http://www.4access.com Ackely Appliance Service Perkins Brailler Repair (515) 288-3931 http://www.braillerman.com Acrontech International, Inc. Portable CCTV & Personal Organizer 800-245-2020 http://www.acrontech.com Adaptive Technology @ RehabTool.com Offering leading edge assistive and adaptive technology solutions, augmentative and alternative communication software, cognitive rehabilitation tools, multilingual text-to-speech,...

The Power to STOP

“The Power to Stop” :: Any Out-of-Control Behavior in 30 Days :: Stopping as a Path to Self-Love, Personal Power and Enlightenment Book Link: http://goo.gl/ivi1AK ..::” In you is all of Heaven (Now) … …::” The ONLY aspect of time that is ETERNAL is NOW! ~ ACIM T-5.III.6 ..::” Extraordinary Praise For THE POWER TO STOP by: Diederik Wolsak, ..::” Karen Bentley’s inspiring book, The Power to Stop, is just that: inspiring....

One Act Of Kindness

One random Act of Kindness… at a time     (Photo: PhBasumata/flickr) Facebook.com/upliftconnect   A little more than 30 years ago, a teenager named Jadav “Molai” Payeng began burying seeds along a barren sandbar near his birthplace in northern India’s Assam region to grow a refuge for wildlife. Not long after, he decided to dedicate his life to this endeavor, so he moved to the site so he could work...

Vermont

The Vermont Legislature becomes the first state to pass a resolution calling for a Constitutional Convention to overturn Citizen’s United and get money out of politics. SHARE if the rest of the country should take Vermont’s lead!  http://vtdigger.org/2014/05/02/vermont-first-state-call-constitutional-convention-get-money-politics/ http://www.mychamplainvalley.com/story/d/story/vermont-calls-to-take-money-out-of-politics/41938/LdQJ_fFgT0G_rGTkOgc6TA LIKE ::  US Uncut! Photo :: Michael McKennedy: http://bit.ly/1kENoZ1

Climate :: Peace :: Summit

Many streams converging into a giant river of change People’s Climate March International Day of Peace and a globally synchronized meditation: http://on.fb.me/1tA3YjD   via Greenpeace Director Kumi Naidoo ..::” What will it take to turn climate change into a social movement? Would love to hear your thoughts of the Climate Summit in New York. http://motherboard.vice.com/read/climate-change-has-an-outrage-problem via 350.org "Disruption" Watch the documentary here: www.watchdisruption.com ‘‘When it comes to climate change, why do...

Clear the Air

“Clear the Air: How Eskom’s coal kills” on Vimeo http://vimeo.com/99675319 And this is where you come into the story. Eskom’s application is still under consideration. Now’s our chance to speak up and demand that Eskom be held accountable for their pollution. Communities in Mpumalanga and across the country have a constitutional right to a healthy environment. Together we can ensure that those rights are protected, that human rights are put...

Baptized in PCBs

Baptized in PCBs: Race, Pollution, and Justice: by Ellen Griffith Spears … Date: April 7, 2014 … “In the mid- 90s, residents of Anniston, began a legal fight against MONSANTO over the dumping of PCBs in the city’s historically African American west side. Simultaneously, Anniston environmentalists sought to safely eliminate chemical weaponry that had been secretly stockpiled near the city during the Cold War. Ellen Griffith Spears offers a compelling...