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Issue 328 In This Issue April 27th, 2013

Editors Corner

The spring sunshine has been so glorious this week!  The wild flowers are waking up as the days elongate.  Start off this week’s newsletter with this beautiful piece entitled , “Here Comes the Sun”.  Click here

One of my favorite articles this week is an amazing video describing the “Operating Room of the Future”.  The doctor narrating, Dr. Kobi Vortman, describes the high tech machines that can operate, get rid of tumors and make repairs all without cutting into your skin. Watch this one. It is such a hopeful vision.  I admit it still seems science fiction, but wonderful. Click here

Next on my list of fav’s is the “Nanofactory Movie”.  In the world of the tiny, this little factory builds macro projects, atom by atom. Click here  I found myself thinking of the Star Trek replicator that made to order whatever a voice command specified.  Then I thought of how our very own mind works to do the same process—we just can’t see it.

Ever heard about the ZENN cars from Canada?  ZENN stands for zero emissions and no noise. They are illegal to drive in Canada, but they are able to sell them here in the US. Watch here: Click here

In case you had not noticed, the earth is still changing. Perilous climate and political changes did not stop in 2012.  One of our MC2020 readers, Carlos Tavares, reminds us to be vigilant.  Click here   A new strain of bird flu is just one example.  Click here  GMO’s gone wild is another.  GMO awareness has gone main stream media with a spot on the afternoon TV series, “The Doctors”. Click here If you are new to the awareness of GMO dangers and the shameless, corporate greed of Monsanto, this next article will bring you up to speed. “Monsanto’s Dirty Dozen”. Click here

If your disgust of Monsanto has you digging even more fervently in your garden this year, perhaps you will appreciate the article about using all natural Epsom Salts as a natural soil amendment for your organic garden. Click here

In our “Moment of Zen“ category this week we are featuring Albert Einstein playing Mozart on the violin. Click here

Ever wish you had more time in a day?  Here is a fun, short, TED TALK by David Pogue: 10 top time-saving tech tips.  If you already know all of these short-cuts, good for you. But if you are like me you will be happy to learn some new tech tricks. Click here

Today was an historical day in the US.  George W Bush, 43rd president, dedicated his presidential library in Texas.  The historical part of it was that 4 former presidents and current president, Barack Obama, attended those ceremonies.  Among that elite group is 88-year old, one term president, Jimmy Carter.  Even though this article by Jimmy Carter was written in 2009, it seemed like a great time to bring it to our readers.  His story is entitled, “Losing My Religion for Equality”.  This article was submitted by  Dr. Renee Webb  who had the opportunity to spend time with the President and his wife Roslyn before Renee was elected to the Bermuda Parliament in 1993.  Click here

Last edition of the newsletter I inadvertently forgot to post a notice for one of our loyal advertisers. I want to give special mention of the fact that Dr. T, the skin growth and blemish removal doctor, will be in Rainier on Sunday, April 5. There are still some afternoon appointments left. Call Katherine at 360-446-4646 ext 12.  Click here

The “Happiest Man Alive” story is inspiring. This humble man’s joy is self-generated, not dependent on his external circumstances.  I want to hold his smile in my mind this week and if I start to complain, remind myself that my happiness is just a choice I make—not someone else.  Click here

Thank you for spending your time with us today. Blessings to you, wherever you are in the world. May your hearts be filled with joy.

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Hope for the World
Losing My Religion for Equality - Jimmy Carter
Written and submitted by Dr Renee Webb, J.P., Yelm WA

I have a lot of time for Jimmy Carter. During my time in political office he Invited me to visit him in Alanta where we spent much time contemplating, and discussing our journey. He had left political office  12 years before I was elected to Bermuda Parliament in 1993 where I served for 3 terms I.e for 15 years. The former President shared many stories with me. One of the most poignant was when he and Roslyn left the White House for the last time. He was a deeply religious man, who knew that I wasn't, for many of the reasons that he states below. Jimmy knew of my fight to end discrimination against girls, women and homosexuals. He even came to Parliament to hear me speak while visiting Bermuda. It was an honour. Clearly this man has been a seeker, and a doer all his life as was evident to me when he and Roslyn took me on a tour of the Carter Center which displays much of his great works.He was always a deep thinker.

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DNA Watch

Ancient Europeans Underwent Mysterious Genetic Transformation 4,500 Years Ago, Study Suggests
The genetic lineage of Europe mysteriously transformed about 4,500 years ago, new research suggests. The findings, detailed today (April 23) in the journal Nature Communications, were drawn from several skeletons unearthed in central Europe that were up to 7,500 years old. "What is intriguing is that the genetic markers of this first pan-European culture, which was clearly very successful, were then suddenly replaced around 4,500 years ago, and we don't know why," said study co-author Alan Cooper, of the University of Adelaide Australian Center for Ancient DNA, in a statement. "Something major happened, and the hunt is now on to find out what that was."

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Earth Watch

Mystery Malady Kills More Bees, Heightening Worry on Farms
A mysterious malady that has been killing honeybees en masse for several years appears to have expanded drastically in the last year, commercial beekeepers say, wiping out 40 percent or even 50 percent of the hives needed to pollinate many of the nation’s fruits and vegetables. A conclusive explanation so far has escaped scientists studying the ailment, colony collapse disorder, since it first surfaced around 2005. But beekeepers and some researchers say there is growing evidence that a powerful new class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids, incorporated into the plants themselves, could be an important factor. The pesticide industry disputes that. But its representatives also say they are open to further studies to clarify what, if anything, is happening.

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Our fragile Earth
Slideshows and Picture Stories



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On The Lighter Side

“Dance of the Honey Bee”

Here Comes The Sun (from 'The Secret Life of Plants')
For those of us in the northern hemisphere :)

Pictures of Interestingly Painted European Trucks

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TED Talks

David Pogue: 10 top time-saving tech tips

Something Worth Knowing

Emergency Generators: How to Choose the Right Generator for Your Home
The Size of your generator depends on your unique power needs; these needs have to be determined before ever purchasing an emergency generator. This worksheet is designed to help you determine the right size generator for your situation.
1. Select the items you wish to power at the same time. Using the table below, fill in the running watts and additional starting watt requirements on the “Your Power Needs” worksheet.
2. Add the running watts of the items you wish to power. Enter this number in the Total running watts column.
3. Select the one individual item with the highest number of starting watts. Take this one number, add it to your total running watts, and enter the total in the Total starting watts box.

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Plastic and Cancerous Compounds in Tea Bags—A Surprising Source of Potential Toxins
I’ve long advocated drinking tea in lieu of coffee, but the downside of modern food technology is again rearing its ugly head and causing brand new health concerns over this otherwise healthful brew. A recent article in The Atlantic raises questions about the safety of plastic tea bags, some of which have fancy pyramid shapes, designed to allow the tea leaves to unfurl during infusion. Chances are you’ve never even given the tea bag a second thought. But indeed, some of the newer tea bags are made with a variety of plastics; some are nylon, some are made of viscose rayon, and others are made of thermoplastic, PVC or polypropylene. Anyone aware of the dangers of plastic chemicals leaching out of plastic containers and bottles is likely to be concerned about drinking tea steeped through heated plastic.

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So you think you dodged the [Dec. 2012] Bullet?!
Submitted by MC2020 reader Carlos Tavares, South Africa

Carlos TavaresMany so called new-agers and others are celebrating that we got through 2012 without major catastrophes, most that did not even do a single thing differently to contribute, focus or prepare. We may have just done enough collectively to jump timelines, but we have nothing to celebrate yet. Maybe on the original timeline we had total destruction like was shown at the end of the movie "Knowing". Even if we are now on a new timeline we are not "there" yet. Some new-agers say we have arrived already in the fifth dimension, to them I say F***-off, you delusional weak minded puppets, wake up! Everything is at its worst now on every level. The controllers have lost the plot and are carrying on with their agendas faster and stronger than ever. Even stealing money directly from peoples life's saving. How many killing fields and wars are raging around the planet right now, how many species have become extinct today alone, how many people are struggling, like never before, how many died today of hunger, disease or from artificially manipulated wars and conflict.

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Heath Watch

Scary new H7N9 bird flu strain leaps from China to Taiwan; human transmission already achieved?
The H7N9 bird flu strain is on the rise, having already killed 22 people in China while infecting 108. That's a kill rate of 20% -- among the highest ever witnessed in a bird flu strain. It has also spread outside of China, infecting a Taiwan national who brought the infection back to Taiwan and now rests in critical condition in a Taiwan hospital. Health authorities in the region haven't yet said this strain of bird flu has achieved human-to-human transmission, but it seems increasingly likely that such a trait either already exists or will develop very quickly. That's because the virus has been spreading among chickens without any symptoms showing. It doesn't make the chickens sick, in other words, allowing chickens to be "stealth carriers" of a virus that can easily leap to unsuspecting humans.

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Zen Gardner

Fear and the Everyday Mind
Fear is a force to be reckoned with there is no doubt about it. There is hardly anyone alive on this planet that does not to some extent have to contend with fear. I want to be clear as to what I mean by the word fear. Fear is a psychological state which has nothing to do with real world danger. If you are walking down the street and a man jumps out and sticks a gun in your face you could say you would react with fear. However what happens in such a situation is really a biological reaction to danger, its the fight or flight response and all animals have this to some extent. Its natural and part of the survival mechanism of the species. Usually in an acute life threatening situation the mind and its thought processes freeze and we are thrust intensely into present moment reality as the body forces us to deal with the immediate crisis.

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RSE Newsletter

JZ requested all to see the movie ‘Carbon Nation’: Yelm showtimes on the ‘big-screen’
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Student Accomplishments: Laverne Strunk’s $3,800 wins owed to RSE training
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Student Accomplishments: Victoria Blaze attributes her healing to RSE trainings - Focused on different set of numbers at her Retreat!
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Something to Contemplate

The Mirror Within: Is Seeing Believing?
The work of Dr. Masaru Emoto, which suggests that our thoughts and emotions can affect the structure of water, has been popularized in the movie, “What the Bleep Do We Know?” and diffused profusely on the internet. Is blood not essentially water? Medical doctors may have a difficult time accepting that you can look at the blood not only in quantitative terms, but also from a qualitative perspective. In doing so, they are missing a big piece of the whole picture. You can’t tell me that the qualitative evaluation of patients, providing information about their physical traits and appearance, doesn’t bring important information to the diagnostic process. For hundreds of years there have been clinical correlations with specific blood conditions. Observation of blood morphology through the use of dark field and phase contrast microscopy has been able to provide incalculable knowledge regarding what we call the ‘milieu intérieur’ (internal environment) of the body – or in an even more poetic language, ‘the mirror of the soul’.

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Nanofactory Movie

What is a Nanofactory?
A nanofactory is a proposed system in which nanomachines (resembling molecular assemblers, or industrial robot arms) would combine reactive molecules via mechanosynthesis to build larger atomically precise parts. These, in turn, would be assembled by positioning mechanisms of assorted sizes to build macroscopic (visible) but still atomically-precise products. A typical nanofactory would fit in a desktop box, in the vision of K. Eric Drexler published in Nanosystems: Molecular Machinery, Manufacturing and Computation (1992), a notable work of "exploratory engineering". -

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April 27th & 28th, 10am to 5pm: The Avriel Hillman Miracle, Part 2; The Yard Sale
This 'Not just your average Yard Sale' will be held at 13326 Vail Cut Off Rd. Rainier, WA.  We will have refreshments, videos from The Miracle Show, unique items and giveaways.  Come join us this weekend.

May 7th 6:30 pm-8:30 pm: A Japanese Paper Artistry workshop at Phoenix Rising school
Japanese Paper Artistry was created by Yoshimi who discovered an original way to express the beauty of flowers and nature by using traditional Japanese papers called Washi. We are offering this class to teach you how to create your own original card using this technique.
The cost is $20. This includes materials such as Japanese paper, a card, glue, etc. We will charge only $5 for materials for children under 13 years of age.
We have 10 spots remaining for this class. The only thing you need to bring is your scissors.
Please contact Mariko if you want to join us, so I can prepare your materials for the class.

Triad Theater
Calendar of Events

May 1st @ 7pm: Sirius - The Documentary on Disclosure!
Very important for all to see. Price is low so you can bring your friends and family.
Also 2nd feature: FUKUSHIMA- Documentary. UPDATES on the situation
that has been suppressed by mainstream media due to its magnitude. $3

May 2nd, 3rd & 4th: Carbon Nation
JZ requested all to see the movie ‘Carbon Nation’. $8.00 admission.
Showtimes are as follows:
May 2nd @ 5pm
May 3rd @ 6pm
May 4th @ 2pm & 7pm
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May 8th @ 7pm: Powerful Women Who Have Changed The Course of History by Miceal Ledwith
Wear your New Orleans Voodoo head gear and gypsy skirt to this 7th session of the series.  The topic is MARIE LA VEAU, Legendary Voodoo Queen of New Orleans. More info:

May 10th: Spiritual Gangster concert and dance
$20 Tickets at La Gitana. Starring, Eric Delorme and Creme de Creme band of Yelm.

May 11th @ 7pm: Iron Man (Part 1 & 2)
Slumber Party! Bring Pajamas and thermos of hot cocoa... Then go see the NEW IRON MAN at Yelm Cinemas.
Film Studies Educational Series.

Also Coming in May:
• Girl Rising
 - Award Winning Documentary
• Live Theater Musical by The Phoenix Rising School - Grease!  May 30/31st and June 1st

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A Moment of Zen

Albert Einstein NEVER BEFORE HEARD: plays Mozart KV378 Sonata for Violin and Piano in B-flat

Technology Watch

RMR: Rick and ZENN Car

The Operating Room of the Future
Dr. Kobi Vortman Technion Alumnus

Earth Day Technology

Earth Day tech for a greener home
All the buzz about Earth Day is doing its job— inspiring us all to think about small steps we can take toward more eco-friendly habits. While the pressure to be greener can often feel a bit uncomfortable — use less toilet paper?—there are easy ways to make changes and tech tools to help.

A2B Metro Electric Bike, $3,099
My SUV is perfect for transporting a pile of kids, but it is a bit excessive when making a quick trip to the grocery store. This electric bike is a perfect solution: It’s got a scooter-like turn-key and dashboard, and its heavy-duty motor that helps me conquer the hills when the pedaling gets tough. Add a basket and I can shuttle those groceries with zero emissions. It’s about half the price of a scooter, not to mention way cheaper than a Prius. Now when I see Ed Begley Jr. cycling by in my neighborhood, I can ring my bell and wave with pride.

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Space Watch

NASA | SDO: Three Years of Sun in Three Minutes

"Two Water Worlds Unlike Anything in Our Solar System" --Found Orbiting a Kepler-Mission Star
Astronomers have a "Water World" planetary system orbiting the star Kepler-62. This five-planet system has two worlds in the habitable zone — the distance from their star at which they receive enough light and warmth that liquid water could theoretically exist on their surfaces. Modeling by researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) suggests that both planets are water worlds, their surfaces completely covered by a global ocean with no land in sight. “These planets are unlike anything in our solar system. They have endless oceans,” said lead author Lisa Kaltenegger of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy and the CfA. “There may be life there, but could it be technology-based like ours? Life on these worlds would be under water with no easy access to metals, to electricity, or fire for metallurgy.

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4 Minute News

Umbral Field Opens, Magnetic Storm Produced

GMO Watch

March against Monsanto May 25th, 2013

Is world's most popular weed killer causing Parkinson's? New study shows Roundup herbicide also could be linked to cancer and infertility
Heavy use of the world's most popular herbicide, Roundup, could be linked to a range of health problems and diseases, including Parkinson's, infertility and cancers, according to a new study. The peer-reviewed report, published last week in the scientific journal Entropy, said evidence indicates that residues of ‘glyphosate,’ the chief ingredient in Roundup weed killer, which is sprayed over millions of acres of crops, has been found in food. Those residues enhance the damaging effects of other food-borne chemical residues and toxins in the environment to disrupt normal body functions and induce disease, according to the report. The study was authored by Stephanie Seneff, a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Anthony Samsel, a retired science consultant from Arthur D. Little, Inc. Samsel is a former private environmental government contractor as well as a member of the Union of Concerned Scientists.

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Monsanto’s Dirty Dozen
When you take a moment to reflect on the history of product development at Monsanto, what do you find? Here are twelve products that Monsanto has brought to market. See if you can spot the pattern…

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Garden Watch

Gardening with Epsom Salt
Epsom salt is a popular and well-reputed supplement in organic gardening. With the recent push towards “green” living, Epsom salt is an ideal answer to a variety of organic gardening needs. Both cost effective and gentle on your greenery, Epsom salt is an affordable and green treatment for your well-tended plants—both indoors and out. Completely one-of-a-kind with a chemical structure unlike any other, Epsom salt (or Magnesium Sulfate) is one of the most economic and versatile salt-like substances in the world. Throughout time, Epsom salt has been known as a wonderful garden supplement, helping to create lush grass, full roses, and healthy, vibrant greenery. It has long been considered a planter’s “secret” ingredient to a lovely, lush garden, and is such a simple, affordable way to have a dramatic impact.

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Remedy of the Week
Reducing Your Personal Toxic Environment

Ever think about the ingredients in your laundry detergent and fabric softener? I always bought the eco friendly kind at the big box store—but I never considered its effect on my own personal environment. AND those dryer sheets for fabric softener.... prepare yourself---this is really gross, but you really ought to know so you can change. Dryer sheets use animal fat to coat the fibers of your clothes to make them soft! I know it will take some time to get that image out of your mind, but never fear there is an alternative to wearing animal tallow. It is simple and inexpensive. This week we had an experimental class of some experienced essential oil users. We made liquid laundry detergent using a very simple recipe: ½ cup of Borax, ½ cup of washing soda ( this is not plain baking soda) and ½ cup of OnGuard concentrated cleaner.

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For more information about how to create these recipes or learn other creative uses for essential oils contact: Anita Marriott, 360-894-6754 email:

Controlling Your Body Temperature

Unique Ceremony Reveals How Your Brain Can Control Your Body Temperature - G-Tummo Meditation Works!
The g-tummo meditative practice controls "inner energy" and is considered by Tibetan practitioners as one of the most sacred spiritual practices in the region. Monasteries maintaining g-tummo traditions are very rare and are mostly located in the remote areas of eastern Tibet. Now, a group of researchers can show for the first time that it is possible for core body temperature to be controlled by the brain. The scientists, led by Associate Professor Maria Kozhevnikov from the Department of Psychology at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences found that core body temperature increases can be achieved using certain meditation techniques (g-tummo) which could help in boosting immunity to fight infectious diseases or immunodeficiency. Published in science journal PLOS ONE in March 2013, the study documented reliable core body temperature increases for the first time in Tibetan nuns practising g-tummo meditation.

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Earth Changes
A Lighter Perspective
Submitted by MC2020 reader Carlos Tavares, South Africa

If you were an advanced race and viewing what is happpneing to Earth from space right now, it would be like a person viewing a cacoon of a caterpillar, after a long period of seemingly no activety, it would start to move and crack open, thereby releasing the new butterfly. The Earth Changes are not doom and gloom, only from a limited understanding, only great cycles, changes and evolution at play. All that is needed is a few precautions and the ability to adapt to ride on the new "phoenix". Listen, observe and feel the Earth.


The Happiest Man Alive

Children Learn What They Live: Parenting to Inspire Values by Dorothy Law Nolte
“If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn . . .
If a child lives with hostility, he learns to fight . . .
If a child lives with fear, he learns to be apprehensive . . .
If a child lives with pity, he learns to feel sorry for himself . . .
If a child lives with ridicule, he learns to be shy . . .
If a child lives with jealousy, he learns to feel envy . . .
If a child lives with shame, he learns to feel guilty ...


If a child lives with tolerance, he learns to be patient . . .
If a child lives with encouragement, he learns to be confident . . .

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