Issue 241 In this issue April 22nd, 2011

Editors Corner

I just came from a lengthy meeting of 50+ Japanese new arrivals in Yelm. I was there mostly to listen and learn how the could be of service to these masters. I was quite pleased to hear that many of these were acquainted with our website and were actively using it as a resource. One gentleman followed me to my car just to say ”Thank You“ for our efforts. He said he had found the wonderful home he is in through the MastersConnection2020. I don't think he saw the tears in my eyes as I climbed into my car. My heart was filled with gratitude to know that the work we do here is touching the lives of these courageous people.

Have you ever thought about what it takes to make a move like these students are doing? They are leaving their homeland, their families, most of their possessions and moving to a country where they know very few people, don't speak the language, have no transportation or place to live. Talk about a leap of faith! The kindness that our readers continue to show to our Japanese brothers and sisters is nothing short of phenomenal. Just since last night, just over 24 hours ago, you have donated over $7,500. May your generosity be returned to you 10,000 fold.

We will continue to post your offers of places to live, volunteer time and household items on our website. The Japanese translators are relying on your emails to connect the relocating students with your desire to help. And for our subscribers around the world, we will continue to deliver your financial donations. Click here to Contribute

Learning English is a priority to every single person who attended the meeting tonight. They are eager to be self-sufficient in this new land. I can't help but imagine what it would be like for us in this country if the tables were turned and we were faced with the same challenges. Imagine studying to take a driving test in Japan or buying a car. These are just some of the tasks that the translators and other volunteers are helping with every day.

Our second installment in a series about Community Communication is our feature article. Teri Simpson takes organizing our neighborhoods to the next level. I attended an organizational meeting this week in my neighborhood. I feel better already. It is great to get acquainted with my neighbors and learn more about how we can support each other. If you haven't done it in your neighborhood, I recommend it.

If you want to be inspired, read about how the children at the Phoenix Rising School have described the world they would create if they were King/Queen of the world. How are you dreaming your future world?

This week is Holy Week. Today is Good Friday. May the Christ within you arise this Easter Sunday.

Article of the Week
It's All About Communication - Part 2 of 3
By Teri Simpson

The Setup
So you have started your neighborhood group. That's great. Now the question is how can this group of like minded neighbors be utilized to increase communication and security now, while we still have phones and computers, and later, when these taken-for-granted items no longer function?

First let's look at the primary goals and objectives of such a group.

Goals and Objectives of Group

  • Provide for communication in time of need, emergency or Ranch event, for when normal services ARE available, and then for times when normal services are NOT available (therefore learning how to use the calling list, CB/ham radios and getting alternative power source to run the CB, etc.)
  • Provide neighborhood awareness (who is living nearby)
  • Knowing who has what skills and equipment available in a crisis, and in crisis or non-emergency situations knowing who has what consumables or non-consumables for sale/barter, shifting towards a non-market economy.
  • Create a cohesive group, a support system of serious intent & commitment to make this work

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Click Here If You Missed Part 1

Recipe of the Week
Fun Frittata
Submitted by Cornelia O'Leary of NatureWise Farm

This recipe can be for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Preparation and cooking time: 20 minutes
Serves 2
- 1/4 lb cooked ground lamb, or finely chopped turkey or chicken
- 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
- 4 medium cloves garlic, ground
- 3 TBS chicken broth
- Kale, 3 cups rinsed and finely chopped (stems removed)
- 1 medium tomato, diced
- 3 eggs
- salt and black pepper to taste
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NatureWise Farm is a 10 acre historic homestead situated on a sunny plateau on Bald Hill Road in Yelm Washington. It lies near the source of Toboton Creek whose artesian waters flow through it. The farm was purchased in 2007 by Dr. Cornelia O'Leary. Her team has over 40 years combined experience in natural farming methods. We use only natural growing methods without the use of pesticides or chemical fertilizers to create the fertile soil, nutrient-rich healthy food and to preserve the natural balance of our environment.

Something Worth Knowing
Old Cars for 2011-2012
By David Biering, PE (RSE student & former automotive engineer)

Here is the list of antique cars suitable for "One Second After" type solar or nuclear events:
DO NOT be misled by anecdotal stories circulating about, saying something like, "1983 and older is OK" or "1981 vehicles will be fine". These allegations are not backed by solid science. Stick to the list below to avoid acquiring something with electronic ignition and/or computerized engine control.
Buick: 1974 and older
Cadillac: 1974 and older
Chevrolet: 1974 and older
Chevy Truck: 1974 and older
Chrysler: 1972 and older
Dodge: 1972 and older
Dodge Truck: 1972 and older
Edsel: all years, '58-'60 obviously (inside joke)
Ford: 1974 and older
Ford Truck: 1974 and older
GMC Truck: 1974 and older
Honda: 1978 and older
Jeep: 1974 and older
Lincoln: 1974 and older
Mercedes: 1975 and older, except diesel
Mercury: 1974 and older
Nissan 1974 and older
Oldsmobile: 1974 and older
Pontiac: 1974 and older
Porsche: 1975 and older
Plymouth: 1972 and older
Subaru: 1976 and older
Toyota: 1977 and older
Volkswagen: 1979 and older ('67-'74 is best)
Volvo: 1974 and older
ALSO, any diesel powered car or truck is suitable if it utilizes a fully mechanical diesel injector pump in the engine. Ask a mechanic if you don't know what this means.
ALSO, in general motorcycles older than 1980 and in all original condition should be suitable.

Vehicles from above list with the best availability of repair parts as of 2011:
Chevrolet V8 cars
Chevy V8 trucks
Dodge V8 trucks
Ford Mustang V8
Ford V8 Trucks
VW Beetle, air cooled
VW Microbus, air cooled
For all of the vehicles mentioned previously, the engine must be FACTORY ORIGINAL for the year of the car or truck. Many times a previous owner or mechanic will "improve" the old engine with newer electronic ignition parts, to elongate the time needed between tune ups. This will be to your detriment "one second after" unless you restore the motor to factory original components. If you are not savvy about factory original, contact one of our several masters who are mechanics, or buys/sells old vehicles as their profession.
Also, if you get a vehicle with a clutch (manual transmission) you will be able to push start or "bump" start it if the battery is dead.
Your Feedback

thank you for the exceptional job you are doing with this new and refined newsletter. I have been in amazement at your proficiency and competence. Bravo. And, thank you for the heads up on how to link with the new students. Bravo again and again.

Thank you for all you are doing to help accommodate the people who are bravely relocating despite few resources. Throughout the years many students have come to Yelm. Perhaps this effort to help the relocating Japanese will spread out to become an effort to help all students in need regardless of where they have come from and when they have arrived.

Your encouragement means a lot to us. We receive so many inspiring emails. Your feedback is vital to the success of the MastersConnection 2020. We want to hear from you. Tell us the truth. How can we serve you better? What topic(s) would you like more information on? Feel free to share your story with us about how the MastersConnection has benefitted you personally.
Click here to give us your feedback.

Making the Connection

Masters on the March Our commitment to helping our Japanese brothers and sisters marches on. Below are just a few of the emails we received this week. Follow the link to read the entire list.

Click here to email us with your offer to help.

Click here to make a financial contribution.
The money we collect goes directly to Japanese Students.

Hi Masters,
I would love to help our Japanese brothers and sisters with furniture and household items. I live in Vancouver, BC, Canada and if there was a way to transport my belongings I would be more than happy to give them away. I will be leaving Vancouver by the end of May so please let me know if a transportation can be arranged and at that time I can give you a list of things I can donate. If there was a Vancouver student going to Yelm, it would be ideal to ask them to take some things with them, I haven't heard of any though. If you know, please let me know asap so I can keep everything for them, otherwise I will have to donate things here as soon as possible since I need to empty my condo. My love to all the students arriving and thanks for all the hard work to accommodate them.

I have time to help - groceries, airport, etc. - small car will take 3 people plus me. I have a primitive loft, no guard rail, access by ladder, mat on floor for a bed, outhouse (no indoor toilet) shared kitchen & shower facilities. No charge. If the person is inclined they may help me in my garden. (not necessary) Elbow Lake rd - Bald Hill area. I have printed out some basic words in Japanese for primitive communication.

I am moving to a much smaller place and have to let go of a lot of things. I definately know that I have about 5 boxes of clothes (females) that I can donate and I know that I will have some kitchen things and other things. Just call me at 894-0419 I will only have that phone number until next Thursday morning (April 29th).

Click here to see the entire list.

If you want to submit a new request or offering, please email us with the information at

Readers Burning Question of the Week,
(no pun intended)

Can our part of the globe be hit by a coronal mass ejection only when we are facing the sun? In other words, will we be vulnerable only during the daylight hours? Will we be safe at night? Will we become nocturnal during the threat of solar activity? Click here to respond to question of the week.
Community Calendar

We do love to hear from you especially about community events that you think our readers ought to know about. So, thanks and keep the info flowing.
Click here to send us your community event.

April 22rd - 25th: Ramtha Q & A from April 9th on Demand
Open to all RSE students that completed a Beginning Retreat, Campaign, or enrolled in the Home Study Program since 1988.
Click here for more info

April 23rd: Celebrate Earth Day this weekend
Celebrate Earth Day this weekend at the 17th Annual Procession of the Species in Downtown Olympia. Come dressed as your favorite species of the natural world. 4:30pm Saturday, April 23, 2011

April 29th: National Designated Arbor Day
Rick Roberts, chairman of the Yelm Tree Advisory Board is inviting everyone to attend the Arbor Day ceremony at 11 a.m., Yelm City Park, on April 29.

April 30th & May 1st: Hazardous Waste Collection Events
The annual spring WasteMobile Collection Event for Thurston County residents will be held in Yelm Saturday & Sunday 10am to 4pm at Yelm Middle School parking lot at 402 Yelm Avenue West.
Residents who miss this event can always take hazardous household materials to HazoHouse, located at the Thurston County Waste and Recovery Center, 2418 Hogum Bay Road N.E. near Lacey. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Tuesday.
Click here for more information

April 30th & May 1st: Nisqually Valley Home and Garden, at Yelm High School Campus
This year's show features free antique appraisals both days of the show, a children's hands on museum activity center plus food and entertainment. Go to for the official program.

May 7th: Second Hand Safari
Huge garage sale at the Fairgrounds. Have a booth or shop til you drop!
Click here for more information


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Phoenix Rising School
Thought into Action and Experience

“I am 1,000 percent behind this school.” - Ramtha

Thought into Action and Experience - How 10,000 neurons became Pennies for Peace, became generosity and global awareness, and became a math lesson.

Pennies for Peace, Part 3
The pennies began pouring in to the classrooms, each with their own collection jars. Abundance often offers its challenges. How will we count all of these pennies? One of the math teachers was equal to the challenge. Here is his solution in his own words: ”Through the process of collecting Pennies for Peace, a math lesson came to mind. I know that young children need to solidify their understanding of place value - in which each digit in a number stands for a very different quantity. Just telling students that the 7 in 753 is seven hundred does not have much of an impact. Showing students, on the other hand, is much more powerful. So my students and I took the thousands of pennies we had collected and went about counting them. Quickly the students realized that they would lose track of how many pennies they had counted any time a distraction arose. Through a quick discussion, it was decided that we should group our pennies into cups of ten. Once ten cups were collected, all the pennies counted thus far would be poured into a larger cup of 100. Furthermore, 10 cups of 100 would be traded for a gallon sized bag of 1000. Students got into small groups and went to work. At the end of our counting, students were amazed that they could identify and read numbers larger than any they had ever counted before. Even better, students could see and explain what each digit in our total of 12,080 pennies stood for. It was a powerful model, and students came away with a lasting visual that has served us to this day.“
- 3rd and 4th Grade teacher Jonathan Wood

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Ramtha quote copyright 2011 JZ Knight. Used with permission.
Phoenix Rising School
Kings and Queens

“I am 1,000 percent behind this school.” - Ramtha

We had a morning C.R.E.A.T.E. (TM) session where the students were asked what they would do, if they were the Kings and Queens of the world, with no limitations and superpowers. How would they change/create the world? We have had some great ideas, innovations and changes made to the world- Peace, money-bearing trees, flying cars, lot's of games, and healthy people everywhere. In the pictures you will see the world through the eyes of our children.

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Ramtha quote copyright 2011 JZ Knight. Used with permission.
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