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Issue 284 In This Issue April 7th, 2012

Editors Corner

Does anyone know why the bunny gets all of the attention at Easter?  Why not the Easter Chicken?  I was in Yelm Farm and Pet today and saw the cutest little baby chicks.  If you are thinking of starting a flock of your own, you should go see these fuzzy, adorable, little birds.  I know they won’t stay cute forever, but fresh eggs will soon be very precious protein.  Could these tiny chicks be related to the ancient “titanic  tyrannosaur”? Click Here

We have a collection of articles and videos this week with something for everyone. If you are having a bad day and need a smile—Click Here.  This is the cutest little boy.  Elvis reincarnated? 

Teri Simpson’s article is focused on garden planning for this year and the years ahead.  Follow her advice to make sure you are able to sustain an uninterrupted supply of fruits and garden veggies— Your life, or at least your food supply may depend on whether or not you harvest the seeds as well as the vegetables.  Trust Teri, she know what she is teaching you.  Click Here

In the News Thurston County . .. .if you have a firearm, you will be interested in this information.  Thurston County is considering some far-reaching gun laws.  Watch the video, read about it online and then express your opinion.  Participate. Click Here

In Health Watch this week, there is a disgusting revelation about milk. Almond milk is sounding better all the time.  Click Here

Earth Watch highlights the punishingly severe drought in England while neighboring Scotland and Ireland are extremely wet.  Click Here

Political Watch continues to highlight the controversial activities of ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council.  Word has it you are doing a great job of spreading information about the activities and the motivation behind this shadowy organization threatening our freedom on every front.  Speaking of freedom, speaks out about the hypocrisy of those crying loudest for freedom while seeking to suppress the freedom of anyone that disagrees with them.  Click Here is asking for your support to help make their movie go viral within a week. Watch the video that explains the urgency.  Click Here

Earth Changes:  This video is 19 minutes of strange lights in the sky, unusual, noises, and multitudes of earthquakes, violent tornadoes, and even a new volcano. The title is Calamity Upon the Earth. We include it here because it brings so many of these earth events into one report.  Click Here

While the earth is shaking and changing in every possible way it is nice to be reminded that there are individuals who are living big and dreaming big.  Jay Holcomb is a living example of how one person can make a difference in the world. Read about his environmental work and come see the HBO documentary about his heroic efforts.  Saving Pelican #895  will be shown at Capitol Theater in Olympia on April 13th at 6:00 pm all proceeds go to Phoenix Rising School. Read more about Jay here. Click Here

As the sunshine pops out from behind the clouds, so will the bright little yellow orbs we affectionately call dandelions.  Most people don’t really think they are so dandy, but perhaps, we can change their mind with this recipe for dandelion wine. Let me know if you make it and how it tastes.  Dandelions might really be a hidden treasure. I will be anxious to hear your reports.  Click Here

We are thrilled to let you know that our good friend Steve Klein's updated website,,  is now up and running.   You have to check it out.   Congratulations Steve.   Click Here

I understand the weatherman is forecasting sunshine in Yelm for the next 7 days.  I, for one, am ready for a dose of sunshine.  Wherever you are in this big, wide world, I wish you a dose of sunshine and happiness til we meet again.

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Garden Seeds Part 3
Get them from where, and store them how?
By Teri Simpson of Optimum Preparedness

Your Life Actually Depending on Your Being Able to Grow Your Own Food???
Probably Not, would be my guess. 

Sure. Sure. In 1989, Ramtha said 'Everyone needs to have a garden and grow their own food' (not an exact quote). So lots of us planted big ol' gardens, me included. Then Ramtha said 'Everyone needs to store 2 years of food'. OK, sez I (and hundreds of my fellow students), and we laid in a big store of food (this was back before the days of mylar bags and oxygen absorbers – this is in the days of Bay Leaves and diatomaceous earth).

Could it be that Ramtha the Wise saw that we'd all starve to death if we had to depend solely on what we grew ourselves and then preserved/canned ourselves? I'M A-THINKIN'!!! (not that I had that thought way back then – I was just doing what my Teacher told me to do because I knew he was a whole lot smarter than me.)

But now we're 20+ years later and I've done a lot of gardening (to the point I am actually writing articles about it). I've talked a bit about Open Pollinated vs Hybrid seeds, determinate and indeterminate tomatoes, why you want to get more seeds than you are just going to need to plant for one year, and I just barely touched on why you want to get seeds that came from your geographical area (or one VERY similar).

Now I want to go over HOW to figure out how much of everything to buy , WHERE to get seeds and HOW to store them.

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Breaking Story

The new is now up, though the servers are all still propagating the pages, and they may not be all working properly until Saturday.
This is my gift as a professional electronic entry point and welcome mat to the community and will be a work-in-progress, which will be constantly changing and updated.
The Pride of the Prairie can finally be experienced in an inviting internet site, which can be used as a foundation to making the Yelm-area like Paris, as Ramtha mentioned recently. For the first time on any local website about the Yelm area, RSE is treated as the area asset that it is.
My sincere appreciation goes to Pat Richker & Melissa Peizer, who gave of their time to assist in a truly wonderful site.
Check it out at
Steve Klein

In The Yelm News

Thurston County no shooting ordinance

Here is how to contact the county commissioners.

Yelm Food Co-op is Moving

The store is MOVING to Gordon’s Gift Shop, 308 Yelm Ave. East
When? We’ll let you know as soon as we do…but it’s going to be in April.
WE NEED HELP! How would you like to help?
• Interior painting at Gordon's
• Cleaning Gordon's     
• Clearing out co-op storage unit
• Cleaning the store equipment and shelves
• Cleaning everything else in the store
• Cleaning store carpets
• Shelf stockers for the new store

5-6 healthy, strong-backed folks to move everything

Equipment needed:
• dollies/heavy straps 
• big trucks with side rails
• trucks with trailers with side rails 
• vans

Earth Watch

Time to ditch the umbrella? 20 million hit by drought in southeast England
London has an undeserved reputation as a rainy city, with “things to do” when the U.K. capital is wet a popular topic of conversation among tourists.
But this year could see that image shattered in dramatic fashion, with much of southeast England gripped by a serious drought currently affecting about 20 million people.
Restrictions on the use of water were imposed Thursday from the southeast coast to the River Humber in the north and almost as far west as Wales.
By the time the Olympics comes to London in July, further controls could be introduced that will prevent aircraft, London’s famous double-decker buses and other vehicles from being washed. Other restrictions are also likely.

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Vast ice shelf in Antarctic has shrunk by 85pc since 1995
A VAST ice shelf in the Antarctic peninsula, a hotspot for global warming, has shrunk by 85 per cent in 17 years, the European Space Agency (ESA) says.
Images taken by its Envisat satellite show that the so-called Larsen B ice shelf decreased from 11,512 square kilometres in 1995 to only 1670 sq km today.
Larsen B is one of three ice shelves that run from north to south along the eastern side of the peninsula, the tongue of land that projects towards South America.
From 1995 to 2002, Larsen B experienced several calving events in which parts of the shelf broke away. It had a major break-up in 2002 when half of the remainder disintegrated.

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Bat-Killing Fungus Continues Deadly Spread; Death Toll Now at 7 Million
Things keep getting worse for North American bats. Nearly seven million from various species have now fallen victim to the deadly but little-understood disease known as white-nose syndrome (WNS) since it was first observed in February 2006. The fungus that causes WNS,Geomyces destructans, has quickly spread from cave to cave and state to state, and the disease itself was confirmed for the first time west of the Mississippi River this week. This makes 19 U.S. states and four Canadian provinces where the disease can now be found. WNS has a 70 to 100 percent mortality rate; it has no cure or treatment, nor is it entirely clear how it kills bats.

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Health Watch

Got a milk PUStache? Celebrities are smearing their lips with pasteurized pus, reveals shocking new video
All the celebrities and sports figures who participate in the "Got Milk" ad campaigns are actually showing their faces smeared with pus cells, reveals a startling new Food Investigations video produced by the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center ( Narrated by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, the video reveals little-known documentation from the dairy industry that proves the industry allows up to 750,000 pus cells per ml of pasteurized milk. This means that an 8-ounce of glass of conventional pasteurized milk may contain up to 180 million pus cells.

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Meet ALEC. Corporations Writing Laws.
ALEC wants to (and kind of already does) own your democracy.

Update: Exposing ALEC
Where we left off: In early July, Common Cause introduced you to ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, and its corporate and Congressional members who work together writing laws that benefit bottom-line profits at the expense of the public interest.
What’s happened since then: Digging deeper into ALEC, we uncovered disturbing trends in campaign contributions and proposed legislation that connected the dots directly between some of the wealthiest and most powerful corporations in America and the members of Congress who are using ALEC’s model legislation, sometimes verbatim.

Click here to read full article

Progressive Movement Compels Coca-Cola To Pull Support From ALEC Over Voter Suppression Efforts
Prompted by a petition campaign by the progressive advocacy group Color of Change, Coca-Cola has pulled its support from ALEC, a right-wing corporate-funded front group which has been pushing voter restriction efforts around the country. The company released this statement moments ago:

The Coca-Cola Company has elected to discontinue its membership with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Our involvement with ALEC was focused on efforts to oppose discriminatory food and beverage taxes, not on issues that have no direct bearing on our business. We have a long-standing policy of only taking positions on issues that impact our Company and industry.

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In The News

Yutyrannus Huali, Tyrannosaurus Rex Relative, Was Largest Feathered Dinosaur Ever
A newly discovered titanic tyrannosaur is the biggest feathered dinosaur yet, reaching up to 30 feet (9 meters) long and weighing more than 3,000 pounds.
While smaller than Tyrannosaurus rex, the new species, named Yutyrannus huali —meaning "beautiful feathered tyrant" — is still 40 times the weight of the largest feathered dinosaur known previously, Beipiaosaurus, which was described in 1999.

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Recipe of the Week

Spring has sprung – time to make some dandelion wine!
This post comes to the Mountain News courtesy of the Big Bottom Self-Reliant Community, an organization started by our old friends Anuttama and Billy Budd.  Last year, the Budds moved to the Glenoma area, east of Morton, in the Cowlitz River Valley, farming ten-plus acres in a fertile section known to the early settlers as the Big Bottom.
 Assisting Anuttama is a woman named Sybil and she’s responsible for putting this wonderfully simple recipe into our hands:
 “Before you go out and try to rid your yard of those yellow dandelions sprouting up and showing their bright yellow heads in the sun, take some time to make some of those most beautiful big blossoms into wine.”

Click here to read full article

Reprinted with permission from The Mountain News

Remedy of the Week

Usually we give you a health remedy in this column. This week we want to show you yet another way that essential oils can protect you and your family. They make perfect pesticides and insect repellents without any contamination or nasty side effects from chemical pesticides. Essential oils are safe, natural medicine for you, your pets, your livestock and your garden.

Deter ants like the one in the picture (and several hundered of his closest friends) with peppermint!

Customized Pest Control
For more specific insect problems, try mixing 8 ounces of water in a spray bottle with 1/2 teaspoon natural soap and 12 drops of doTERRA essential oil from the guide below, remembering to shake the bottle frequently to keep the oil mixed with the water.

ANTS peppermint (add a line to the window and door seals)
APHIDS peppermint, sandalwood, white fir
BEETLES peppermint, thyme
CHIGGERS lavender, lemongrass, thyme
FLEAS lavender, lemongrass, peppermint
FLIES basil, clove, eucalyptus, lavender, peppermint, rosemary
GNATS patchouli
MOSQUITOES lavender, lemongrass
MOTHS lavender, peppermint
PLANT LICE peppermint
ROACHES eucalyptus
SLUGS white fir
SNAILS patchouli, white fir
SPIDERS peppermint
TICKS lavender, lemongrass, thyme
WEEVILS patchouli, sandalwood

A Little Goes a Long Way
Essential oils are powerful, so apply to plants sparingly.
Begin by sorying the solution on plants, making sure to spry underneath the leaves as well as on top. You can also apply the solution with a brush if you want to be more precise in your application to a specific area.
Several applications, every few days, may be necessary. 

For more information about essential oils contact Anita Marriott at or 360-894-6754.

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.

Don’t live near Yelm, but want to learn about healthcare with essential oils? This free online class is for you. The classes are being offered with world time zones in mind. Class limited to 6 participants, email for a reservation.

1) Tuesday , April 9, at 11 AM Yelm Time (7 PM in Paris, France)
2) Saturday, April 21 at 5 PM Yelm Time (10AM Sunday, April 22 in Sydney, Australia)

Emergency Preparedness with Essential Oils Online Class
These classes will teach how essential oils can be the medical safety net for you and your family in any disaster or emergency situation. The will explain the science behind the powerful medicine and how they work rapidly to relieve pain, suffering, infection, inflammation and other traumas an emergency might bring. Essential oils unlike antibiotics have an infinite shelf-life, so they are dependable when you need disease protection from unsanitary conditions or close quarters. Come find out why essential oils can stop viruses from reproducing and how to use them proactively to protect against the threat of “superbugs”.
For more information call: Anita Marriott 360-894-6754 or email
If these times don’t work for you, additional, individual classes can be arranged by appointment.


*Note date change of this class

Wednesday, April 11, 6-7:30PM Free Essential Oil Education Class

DNA Repair Formula
This class will contain basic introductory educational information about the powerful natural medicine in essential oils, but will go beyond the basics. New scientific studies show essential oils in the right combinations actually repair damaged DNA. Learn what oils you need to make the DNA repair formula. Come join us as we expand our knowledge of the science and practical application of essential oils. Learn why you will want your own collection of medicinal oils to care for yourself and your family now and in future days.
Location: 17008 146th Ave SE, Yelm for more information/directions contact Anita Marriott – 360-894-6754 or

April 9th @ 8pm:  Calling All Ham Operators
If you have your ham radio license, please join in with Future Net ham operators each Monday night at 8 p.m. on simplex frequency 146.5 MHz and at 8:15 p.m. on the OARS repeater 441.4 MHz, positive offset, tone of 103.5. If you would like more information, please contact Lois Willman at

April 13th @ 6pm:  Special Screening of the HBO documentary "Saving Pelican #895" - A PRS Fundraiser
Friday, April 13th 6:00 p.m. at the Capitol Theater in Olympia. There will br a Q & A to follow with Jay Holcomb, Director Emeritus of International Bird Rescue Research Center, Laurie Pyne of IBRRC, and Carol Bernthal, NOAA Superintendent of the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary.  Click here for more info

April 21st @ 6pm:  Conversations with Father Miceal
This event will be the FIFTH of a series of 6 teachings by Father Miceal that you will NOT want to miss.
When: This SATURDAY, 4/21/2012 at 6 pm.
There is no set time limit for any of Father's teachings. Come prepared to stay awhile, and learn a lot!
Where: Center For The Arts building, in Rainier. The building is immediately behind the Signature Service Real Estate office,
on the southwest corner of Highway 507 and Minnesota Street.
VERY LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE $35.00 Contribution Requested.
Important: Please bring a dish to share. Wine and/or pipe is encouraged, if desired.
RSVP or direct questions to:
Future event dates :
Sat April 28

Space Watch

NASA extends planet-hunting Kepler mission through 2016
Since launched in 2009, observatory has discovered more than 2,300 potential alien planets
NASA's prolific Kepler space observatory, which has found signs of thousands of alien planets, will keep hunting strange new worlds for at least four more years, the space agency announced Wednesday.
Funding for the Kepler mission, which has discovered more than 2,300 potential alien planets to date, was slated to run out this November. But a NASA review committee has recommended the telescope's planet-hunting effort be extended through at least fiscal year 2016.
"Kepler mission extended through FY16!" Kepler scientists wrote in a Twitter post today. "We are grateful and ecstatic!"

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Kepler Reveals Lots of Planets: Some Habitable?

Hot Topics - The philosophy of freedom
When I shared this article with a friend, I was told to never publish it, and I was warned we would lose half our subscribers if I did!
I told my friend I completely disagreed, insisting that I believe NaturalNews readers are intelligent enough, mature enough, and spiritually evolved enough to handle this discussion.
So I decided to publish the article. It's about the philosophy of freedom, and it dares to reveal a shocking contradiction that exists in the hearts and minds of a great many people who mistakenly think they believe in "freedom."
Warning: This is a startling article that may offend those who are not philosophically advanced enough to grasp its message.

It is entitled: The philosophy of freedom: Much more than demanding government get out of our lives, you must first get the tyranny out of your own heart

Click here to read it

Thrive's Going Free!

The movie THRIVE will be available for FREE on our website - - starting April 5, 2012!
Check out this video from Foster about our decision to go free and please spread the word!
We're counting on your support to help THRIVE go viral in just one week by sharing the movie with your networks.
With excitement and gratitude,
Foster, Kimberly, and the THRIVE team

RSE Newsletter

The Wall Street Journal - Ramtha School of Enlightenment Promotes Natural Healing
Click here to read article

Student Accomplishments: Rei Fujiwara uses disciplines to gain US Citizenship
Click here to read article

Student Accomplishments: Bettye Johnson publishes her memoir
Click here to read article

New Technology

Robotic support brings freedom to paraplegics

Earth Changes

Calamity Upon The Earth; Biblical Prophecy Being Fulfilled?

25 Must Know Skills For Surviving The Coming Nightmare
The following article was generously shared with the SHTFplan community by regular contributor ‘Be Informed’ and provides skills that will be essential for surviving any number of catastrophes that may befall us.
Many people nowadays are quite aware that the world they live in is going to the toilet. Aside from the geophysical part that “seems” to be going haywire and could be nothing other than the planet’s cycles, there are plenty of manmade catastrophes that loom on the horizon. Never has the planet had as many people as now and the more people there are the more competition there is for resources. More countries seek nuclear devices than ever before and with advancements in technology this is a much easier process than anytime before.

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Something Worth Knowing

The Worldwide Vanilla Shortage Is Coming
Vanilla, we hardly knew ye.
And now we’re heading into a worldwide vanilla shortage.

Yields are down by as much as 90% in every one of the world’s vanilla-growing regions. Supplies are dwindling and nervous buyers are bidding wholesale prices up into the stratosphere.
You won’t have vanilla to kick around anymore.
Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!
In a world of chocolate this and chocolate that, vanilla’s always been the quiet one. It’s plain vanilla, a name that’s synonymous with dullness. In finance, vanilla is the most basic investment with no special features; in sex talk, vanilla refers to the straightforward, routine variety. It’s the missionary position of flavors, the Treasury bond paying a reliable 3½%, the mousy girl with glasses that sat in the second row of English class and edited the yearbook.

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Starting in 1941, an increasing number of British Airmen found themselves as the involuntary guests of the Third Reich, and the Crown was casting about for ways and means to facilitate their escape...
Now obviously, one of the most helpful aids to that end is a useful and accurate map, one showing not only where stuff was, but also showing the locations of 'safe houses' where a POW on-the-lam could go for food and shelter.
Paper maps had some real drawbacks -- they make a lot of noise when you open and fold them, they wear out rapidly, and if they get wet, they turn into mush.

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On The Lighter Side

2 year old dancing the jive


Phoenix Rising School

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

Ocean Hero Jay Holcomb

The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill is not a hopeful topic for most people. With lasting images of environmental carnage seared across the minds of anyone who followed the news in 2010, it’s hard to imagine any good coming out of such devastation. Yet Jay Holcomb, who spent months in the gulf directing rehabilitation efforts for oil-slicked birds, found that his actions and those of his colleagues provided hope for many in the region, sometimes the only bright spot during a very dark time. Now he’s sharing that hope with the Phoenix Rising community through the HBO documentary Saving Pelican #895, which will be shown at Capitol Theater in Olympia on April 13th at 6:00 p.m. All proceeds will benefit PRS.  “I wanted to do something helpful with this film so that at least something good comes out of the spill,” says Jay.

He is featured in the film, which follows the story of one pelican and the team fighting to save his life and release him into the wild. As Director Emeritus of the International Bird Rescue Research Center, Jay is a well-known figure in the wildlife world. He was awarded the 1996 NWRA Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest award given in the field of wildlife rehabilitation. In 2010 Jay was honored as Oceana’s “Ocean Hero of the Year”.  He also received the John Muir Associations “2010 Conservationist of the Year” award recognizing his many years of leadership in the field of oiled wildlife and general wildlife rehabilitation. Jay spoke with PRS about his commitment to animals and what he hopes sharing this film will achieve.

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The Phoenix Rising School Presents SAVING PELICAN #895
More than 7,000 birds were killed as a result of the April 2010 BP oil spill that spread throughout the Gulf of Mexico.  HBO Documentary Films presents the story of the effort to save the 895th surviving oiled pelican in Louisiana, showing how conservationists, government agencies and wildlife activists joined forces to preserve this one life.  Directed by Oscar® nominee Irene Taylor Brodsky, SAVING PELICAN 895 tells the gripping story of "LA 895" from his rescue and recovery as an incapacitated juvenile bird with oil-slicked feathers through his ultimate maturation and release back into the wild.

Following the film, a question and answer period will follow featuring:

Jay Holcomb, the Director Emeritus of theInternational Bird Rescue Research Center. Jay has over 40 years of experience in wildlife rehabilitation and has dedicated that last 25 years to oiled wildlife and aquatic bird rehabilitation and oiled wildlife response. Jay was awarded the 1996 NWRA Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest award given in the field of wildlife rehabilitation. In 2010 Jay was honored as Oceana’s “Ocean Hero of the Year”. He also received the John Muir Associations “2010 Conservationist of the Year” award recognizing his many years of leadership in the field of oiled wildlife and general wildlife rehabilitation.

Carol Bernthal, Superintendent of the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary. Carol has worked for a variety of county, federal, and state agencies in subjects as diverse as growth management, forestland conservation, watershed restoration and protection, fisheries, and plant ecology. Prior to working for NOAA, Carol served as the Senior Habitat Biologist and Habitat Program Manager for the Point No Point Treaty Council, a consortium of four Native American Tribes on the Olympic Peninsula.

Suggested donation $10.00. All proceeds benefit The Phoenix Rising School. Get your tickets online at

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