Issue 253 In This Issue July 23rd, 2011

Editors Corner

Has it really already been a week since we chatted? Time is such a mystery. Why does it fly when you are having fun and seem to stretch to infinity when you are waiting for that important phone call? Did you hear about what happened to the clocks near Mt. Etna when it erupted? Read about it here.

Speaking of waiting, one of our creative readers sent us the words to a song she composed about an antidote to the feeling of frustration that tortures you while you wait. One Day Closer

This week's installment of Dutchsinse is interesting because he is predicting a large 8.0+ earthquake. He points out a pattern he observed before the last big earthquake in Japan. Watch here

Did you know it is already time to start your winter garden? Here in Yelm, we still haven't seen summer yet. I am not complaining though. All over the United States people continue to suffer from extraordinary heat. A friend who was traveling through the central states, the country's bread basket, and said that everywhere she looked the crops were brown and dried up. Food truly is the new gold. I never have had a winter garden, but I will this year. Suzanne Wood, our fellow student, is an expert. I am going to do exactly what she says to do.

At the suggestion of one of our readers in this issue we are starting a new column called “Turn to Your Neighbor”. For anyone who has attended RSE it is obvious we are talking about the way Ramtha teaches by having us repeat what we have learned to the person sitting next to us. The purpose is to help us retain what we have just learned by allowing our brains to make holograms out of the words and ideas. Often Ram will ask us to turn to our neighbor and share with them our greatest learning. Turn to Your Neighbor is meant to be an interactive column. Ideally it is a supportive place to share discuss and uplift everyone who participates, readers and writers.

It is so great to receive your emails, articles, ideas, pictures, and videos. Keep them coming. We are looking for your input on a couple of new topics we are planning to feature in upcoming issues of MastersConnection2020. The first one is alternative types of housing. We are particularly interested in container housing. If you know someone who lives in a home constructed with recycled shipping containers—tell us about it. We are looking for personal experiences with this and other forms of alternative housing. Another topic we will be exploring is home based businesses. With unemployment rates so high and a desire to stay out of the big cities, many people are turning to home based business opportunities. We want to share some of those ideas with our readers around the world. If you work in a home based business and can share your experiences, we would love to hear from you. Email us at

One last thing. . . last week we made a mistake. Remember the announcement we made about the rocket stoves? We gave an incorrect email address for Trish and Bruce Palmer. They are the brains behind the idea to help everyone save money by buying together. So, their correct email is Telephone (360) 446-1066

Have a wonderful week. God bless.

Question of the Week

The following is an email conversation I had with a friend who knows a lot about copper and electromagnetic energy. Just thought I would share the exchange with you.

Jan: Hi Rick,
I have a question for you. Do you know if copper stops the radiation from solar flares. If it does not, are you aware of anything that does. Thanks

Rick: Hi Jan,
Yes and no.
It would depend on the intensity of the solar flare and on how the copper is installed.

Here is an excerpt from an article to consider:
If you have a shortwave radio, it is likely to be knocked out by the EMP unless it is adequately shielded. To be adequately shielded, it needs to be kept inside of a complete metallic shielded enclosure, commonly known as a faraday cage, and preferably inside nested faraday cages. A faraday cage is an total enclosure made out of a good electrical conductor such as copper or aluminum. Large faraday cages can get extremely complicated. For small portable electronics, though, completely covering the electronic equipment in aluminum foil makes an adequate faraday cage around the equipment. The foil covering needs to be complete, without any significant gaps. Wrap the device in plastic or put it in an insulated box before wrapping the covered device in foil. (Otherwise, the foil may simply conduct the EMP energy into the device more effectively.) A single layer of foil may not be adequate. In order to enclose the equipment in a nested faraday cage, place the foil-covered device in a plastic bag, such as a freezer bag, and wrap that bag completely in aluminum foil. If you really want to protect the equipment against a large EMP, add another layer of plastic and foil. The layer of plastic need to be the thickest plastic bags that you can easily find. (They don't need to be terribly thick, but do try to find some heavy-duty bags.) Just adding many layers of foil directly on top of foil won't do as much good, due to what is called "skin effect." I won't bother to explain skin effect here, but you can look it up if you're curious. Don't worry too much about skin effect, though. I only mention it here because many people have the misconception that when it comes to shielding, the thicker the better -- and this is definitely not true after a certain thickness is reached. Layers of shielding separated by insulation works much better. As a practical matter, though, wrapping with 2 or 3 layers of foil helps to assure that you actually have a good shield around the equipment. Of course, any antennas or power cords need to be either disconnected or contained completely within the faraday cage.

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Something Worth Knowing

What is the difference between http and https?
**The main difference between http:// and https:// is it's all about keeping you secure**
HTTP stands for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol.
The S (big surprise) stands for "Secure".
If you visit a website or web page and look at the address in the web browser, it will likely begin with the following : http:// This means that the website is talking to your browser using the regular 'unsecured' language. In other words, it is possible for someone to "eavesdrop" on your computer's conversation with the website. If you fill out a form on the website, someone might see the information you send to that site.
This is why you would NEVER EVER want enter your credit card number in an http website!!!
But if the web address begins with https://, that basically means your computer is talking to the website in a secure code that no one can eavesdrop on.
You understand why this is so important, don't you?
If a website ever asks you to enter your credit card information, ALWAYS look to see if the web address begins with https://
If it doesn't, DON'T enter sensitive information.... such as a credit card details etc.
Please pass this on.
You may save someone a lot of grief.

Mt. Rainier Web Cameras
Web Cams are a great way to practice bio-location. Wouldn't it be cool if you could see yourself in the picture? These cameras are all on Mount Rainer. Send us some of your favorite web cams we can share with our readers.
Is the Mountain out? What's the weather like at Paradise? Take a look at Mt. Rainiers' live MountainCam to find out! Then, from the Henry M. Jackson Visitor Center, look toward the east and west, or get a view of the visitor center itself. Look south to see the Tatoosh Range from the Tatoosh Range Webcam, and check the air quality camera monitoring the visibility over the Nisqually Valley. Want to see the view from the mountain? Check out Mt. Rainiers' new Camp Muir webcam.

Scrutiny by local nuclear watchdog group triggers concerns over Fukushima radiation
Written by Bruce Smith of: The Mountain News - WA
A flurry of press releases from a private nuclear energy watchdog group - the Seattle-based Heart of America Northwest — has sparked a renewed inquiry into the amount of radiation the Pacific Northwest has received from the nuclear incident in Fukushima, Japan. At the time of the partial meltdown of radioactive materials in Japan...

Click here to read the full article.

Start your Winter Garden!
Submitted by Suzanne Wood of
Some of these plantings will take you through the fall, some through the winter and some you will even be able to harvest through to spring. Winter gardening is so satisfying that we have a passion to encourage others to give it a try.

Cick here to read the full article.

Recipe of the Week
Stuffed Zucchini
Submitted by By Suzanne Wood of

Now that the zucchini are beginning to come on, here is a simple and delicious way to use them.

Start with a nice medium sized zucchini, Cut it down the center and remove the seeded center and 1/2 of the meat. Set the zucchini boat aside.

Click here for the complete recipe.

Hot Topics

The video below was created on July 21. He boldly predicts an 8.0+ earthquake in the near future. You will notice when you click through to this video you will be on the youtube site for Dutchsinse. He has posted several videos since July 21. Be sure to check them out, too.

Mount Etna: Missing Time
Submitted by an MC2020 Reader
Are you aware of the story about the clocks around the area of Mount Etna after the last eruption? The digital clocks all moved 15 minutes into the future? I am contemplating the the significance and do not really have more than speculation about the meaning or cause.

Send us your suggestions for the next Hot Topics at

On The Lighter Side

The photographer caught this special moment,
what a privilege to see.
Bird mother on branch with wings over chicks ether side
Kleiner's Korner

MC2020 is happy to welcome Kleiner's Korner to the neighborhood. Steve will no longer be regularly publishing his newsletter, but promises to continue posting stories and links he finds interesting and educational. Click here to go directly to Kleiner's Korner.

And for Steve Klein's local Yelm news
Turn to your Neighbor
Credit for this idea goes to MC2020 reader, Neil Kennedy

“What has been your greatest learning?” Our reader friend, Neil Kennedy, sent us an email this week asking if we could start a column that would allow readers to write in and share their greatest learning. He said, “It would provide a means for people to share their thoughts without being criticized.” His idea was that all of us could learn from each others wisdom and it could be a springboard into even greater learning.
We really like your idea, Neil, and we are starting today to offer a place for fellow students and friends to share their greatest learning. We are calling this column “Turn to your Neighbor”. If you like you can imagine our teacher is asking you the question, “What has been your greatest learning?” And then hear his voice say, “Turn to your neighbor.”
You could tell us what you learned from your experiences at Assay. It could be what you learned from the accomplishment of a dream, or a lesson you gained from what appeared to be a failure.
So, click on the link below to share. A few ground rules: 500 words or less. Please don't quote Ramtha—we want to avoid any copyright issues. And no whining.

Click here to comment or share your learning.

Runners & Mirrors
Submitted by Iris-Arla Moore - MC2020 Reader
One Day Closer (The Gift of NOT Waiting)

Hello you two,
Thanks again for another great Newsletter. It truly has become the connection of Masters.
Lately so many people have been wondering how do we stop the "Waiting Syndrome." Our Beloved Teacher tells us: "Anything you desire, see it already done, and it will come quickly and easily." This morning I woke up and was singing about one day closer, so wanted to share to help others cure this "popular dis-ease." - Iris


Each day now..
We are one day closer.
One day closer to Freedom's door;
One day closer to Truth revealed,
And the Peace of no more war.

We are one day closer
To ships that cover every sky;
One day closer to the Oneness,
Replacing separation's lie.

We are one day closer
To see darkness fade away,
And all the people sing, rejoicing
In the Love-Light of that day.

We are one day closer;
My heart's beating so much faster,
And Light is shining so much brighter.
We'll soon be walking with the Masters.

Let us give up all the waiting.
See it done; we're at the shore.
Yes, see it DONE: that "one day closer"
Is now an open door.

Let us walk the journey upward
Through the changes that have come.
See the New World: Free and Holy.
See the Master Plan is done.

When you wake up in the morning,
Please remember if you can
To take God's hand in your hand
And walk through the Master Plan.
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.

July 29th:Tango By the Fountain
A wonderful FREE Event 6:30 pm until 10 pm Heritage Park Fountain 330 5th Avenue SW, Olympia WA USA
You are invited to attend the only Milonga held in Olympia, WA. This outdoor Milonga is one not to be missed. The wonderful music and the wonderful ambiance of Olympia will touch the hearts of many people.

July 30th: Free Equine Workshop
Saturday July 30th and August 13th: from 1 to 3 PM Children with parents/guardians welcome! Location: The Way Station, home of Harmonic Riding 12440 Koeppen Rd SE (between 123rd and Horizon Pioneer)Rainier, WA
For information: Call 360-791-1278 or Email

July 30th: Farmageddon (A Documentary Film)
Recommended by JZ Knight
The unseen war on American family farms.
Americans' right to access fresh, healthy foods of their choice is under attack!
Playing at Yelm Cinemas, Saturday, July 30th at 9am.
All seats $6.25
Link Here

August 3rd - 8th: Another "Standing Room Only" production
'Annie Get your Gun', directed by Nancy Hillman, will be performed at Gordon's Outdoor Theater August 3rd - 8th. Tickets will be available at Gordon's Garden Center and Yelm Food Coop soon. Poster announcement in development stage - coming soon!

August 13th: Bon Odori - Olympia
The Bon Odori Japanese Festival will be held in Olympia at Port Plaza on Aug. 13 from 4:pm to 9:pm. Traditional Japanese folk dance, taiko drummers, food and more will be featured. Click for more info.


Phoenix Rising School
Water, Water, Everywhere!

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

Summer camp continues at the Phoenix Rising School, and as the sun has occasionally shown its face, the past week has seen water slides, soggy children and soap bubbles galore. Admittedly, getting clean is only a side effect, while the main focus is having a good time, but we suspect that parents don't care. Thank you to our older students who have been behaving in older brotherly and sisterly fashions with our younger ones. Two weeks of camp remain, so it's not too late to enroll your child today.
REMINDER: Enrollment packets are currently available in the PRS office. Come pick up yours today!

Click Here to Contribute to the Phoenix Rising School

Ramtha quote copyright 2011 JZ Knight. Used with permission.
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