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Issue 342 In This Issue August 17th, 2013

Editors Corner

Aren't these wonderful and interesting times we live in.  We have new technologies dreamt up, built, and tested every day.  Graphine, 200 times stronger then steel and they are still discovering more and more uses for it.  Click here  Billionaire Elon Musk reveals his "Hyperloop" travel concept.  Click here  And a Japanese company is about to test a new turbine designed to capture energy from the air and the sea.  Click here

While some are dreaming of a better world, others are preparing for an apocalypse.  One family has built themselves a castle and are training themselves with crossbows and a catapult.  Click here

In some places, while this kind of preparedness may seem to be a bit over the top, some preparedness at least would seem to have been a good idea.  Like in Wellington, New Zealand, where two strong earthquakes hit just recently.  Click here  Or, in Alaska, where the volcano Veniaminof is still rumbling away and shows signs of increased activity.  Click here

For those that would like to learn a bit more about earths mechanism underlying earthquakes and volcanoes we have "Tectonic Plates' Patterns Revealed".  Click here

Speaking of preparedness, what better way to be prepared then to have a wonderful aid to healing on hand.  Honey has been known as a great aid to healing in some circles for a long time and some are still coming up with new, "better", versions of it.  Click here

Sleep is also a great aid to healing, amongst other things, as Russell Foster explains in his talk titled "Why do we sleep?"  Click here

And for something a little lighter we have "Rondo in the Turkish style".  Click here  And we also have some amazing photos of the Perseid Meteor Shower.  Click here

There is, of course, more but I will leave the rest for you to discover.  See you next week!

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Technology Watch

Hyperloop Unveiled: Billionaire Elon Musk Reveals Wild Idea for Superfast Travel
A year after first teasing the public about his "Hyperloop" travel concept, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has finally revealed details about the potentially revolutionary transportation system of tomorrow. Musk unveiled his vision for the Hyperloop transportation system online today (Aug. 12), saying that it could rocket passenger-packed pods through long tubes at 760 mph or so (1,220 km/h) using energy derived from the sun. The technology could cut the Los Angeles-San Francisco travel time to 30 minutes and would be ideal for such medium-distance jaunts, said Musk, who heads the private spaceflight company SpaceX and the electric-car firm Tesla. "The Hyperloop (or something similar) is, in my opinion, the right solution for the specific case of high-traffic city pairs that are less than about 1,500 km or 900 miles apart," Musk wrote in a description of the concept published online today. "Around that inflection point, I suspect that supersonic air travel ends up being faster and cheaper."

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Graphene - 200 Times Stronger Than Steel


Powering the Future: New turbine to capture energy from both wind and waves slated for testing
A Japanese company is set to test a new power generation system which -- for the first time -- should harness the energy of both the sea and the wind to feed the demand for electricity on land. The "floating wind and current power generation system," as it's officially known, will hit the water for trials off Japan's southwest coast in the fall. Just one of the huge floating turbines is designed to harness enough energy from the wind and waves, to power as many as 500 homes. That's the dream of chief visionary Takuju Nakamura, anyway. Showing off a model of the turbine to CBSNews.com at the Tokyo headquarters of his company, Modec, Nakamura explained that the new turbine design should generate about twice as much power as a traditional wind turbine of the same diameter. Nakamura explained that 80 to 90 percent of the power generated would come from the large wind-catching turbine floating over the sea, with another underwater turbine expected to produce the rest.

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Science Watch

Tectonic Plates’ Patterns Revealed
The biggest jigsaw puzzle in the solar system has a split personality: The number and sizes of Earth's tectonic plates can flip, according to a new study. Today, the pieces of Earth's broken shell are unequal in size. Of about 50 plates, a mere seven account for 94 percent of the surface. The biggest, the Africa and the Pacific plates, are antipodal, meaning they sit on opposite sides of the Earth. But about 100 million years ago, the tectonic plates tiled the planet as evenly as a real-life jigsaw puzzle. "The distribution of the large plates has not always been the same," said lead study author Gabriele Morra, a geodynamicist at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette. "The large plates have really oscillated between different patterns. This has strong implications for what is driving Earth's mantle convection," Morra told LiveScience's OurAmazingPlanet.

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Why Some Remember Dreams, Others Don't
People who tend to remember their dreams also respond more strongly than others to hearing their name when they're awake, new research suggests. Everyone dreams during sleep, but not everyone recalls the mental escapade the next day, and scientists aren't sure why some people remember more than others. To find out, researchers used electroencephalography to record the electrical activity in the brains of 36 people while the participants listened to background tunes, and occasionally heard their own first name. The brain measurements were taken during wakefulness and sleep. Half of the participants were called high recallers, because they reported remembering their dreams almost every day, whereas the other half, low recallers, said they only remembered their dreams once or twice a month.   When asleep, both groups showed similar changes in brain activity in response to hearing their names, which were played quietly enough not to wake them.

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In The News

Why China's H7N9 Bird Flu Cases Could be Much Higher


Insight: After disaster, the deadliest part of Japan's nuclear clean-up
The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is preparing to remove 400 tons of highly irradiated spent fuel from a damaged reactor building, a dangerous operation that has never been attempted before on this scale. Containing radiation equivalent to 14,000 times the amount released in the atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima 68 years ago, more than 1,300 used fuel rod assemblies packed tightly together need to be removed from a building that is vulnerable to collapse, should another large earthquake hit the area. Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) is already in a losing battle to stop radioactive water overflowing from another part of the facility, and experts question whether it will be able to pull off the removal of all the assemblies successfully. "They are going to have difficulty in removing a significant number of the rods," said Arnie Gundersen, a veteran U.S. nuclear engineer and director of Fairewinds Energy Education, who used to build fuel assemblies.

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Sailor believes illness due to radiation from service in Japan

Apocalypse Now
This Family Built a Castle to Survive Doomsday

Atop one large foothill here deep in the Carolina woods lies a most unlikely site: a castle, replete with a drawbridge, portcullis — and an underground bunker. The castle is the handiwork of a family aiming to protect itself from an electromagnetic pulse (EMP), which they think could take out electricity grids. So they're going medieval, training to use crossbows and building a catapult to defend themselves against marauders that might come in a doomsday scenario. The family is the subject of a new show on the National Geographic Channel called "Doomsday Castle," which premiers at 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Aug. 13. Family members aren't disclosing their last name or location for fear of curious and/or hostile fans showing up on their castle step. The father, Brent Sr., is the ringleader and a retired Army officer, and hatched a plan for the castle before Y2K, when people worried a computer glitch would unleash mass havoc beginning Jan. 1, 2000.

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Health Watch

Doctors discover 'super honey' with amazing power to treat soldiers' wounds and kill superbug infections
A new honey has been produced that has had ‘amazing’ results treating wounds and infections. The bio-engineered product Surgihoney was tested on babies, new mothers, cancer patients and the elderly for over a year in Hampshire hospitals. Wounds and ulcers, including those infected with the superbug MRSA, healed within days, while the number of women who suffered infections after giving birth by caesarean section has halved. It has also healed the wounds of soldiers returning from Afghanistan, and been used to treat acne and to protect the skin of cancer patients fitted with a catheter for chemotherapy. Dr Matthew Dryden, consultant microbiologist at the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: ‘It will revolutionise wound care around the world.’ Honey has been used for its healing powers for thousands of years, although doctors favour penicillin and antibiotics.

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Space Watch

Hubble looks 11 billion years back in time to understand origins of modern galaxies
Using the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have looked 11 billion years back in time to make sense of the origins of modern galaxies. The Hubble Sequence groups galaxies based on their morphology and star-creating activity, placing them into a vast circus of spiral, elliptical, and irregular shapes with spinning arms, fuzzy halos and shining central bulges. The two primary types of galaxy pinpointed in this sequence are elliptical and spiral. A third type, known as a lenticular galaxy, is positioned somewhere between the elliptical and spiral types. The Hubble Sequence poses the following questions: 1) is there any general regularity or symmetry to the galaxy, 2) is the light focused in the center, 3) is there a disk, and 4) are there any spiral arms. However, there is a fifth question that must be asked: how does galaxy morphology alter as astronomers peer further back in time, to when the Universe was just an infant.

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Perseid Meteor Shower of 2013
Amazing Photos by Stargazers

 

 

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On The Lighter Side

SOPRANO 10. "Rondo in the Turkish style"



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.

August 23rd @ 6pm: Bald Hill Time Bank meeting - Join the Time Bank Community!
Our next Bald Hill Time Bank meeting will be held this month at the Single Tree Estate Lodge, 18537 Sursingle Ct. SE, Yelm on Friday, August 23rd  at 6pm. (for newcomers) - 6:30 general. Our agenda this week is the creation of "teams" designated for specific work purposes. We ask for as many members as possible to attend in order to contribute to the workability of the organization for the benefit of ourselves and the community.
Remember to bring a dish, your plate and utensils for a garbage free event!
If you have any questions please contact: Robin 360-894-4328  or  Lauren 360-894-0423 for further information
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August 23rd to 28th @ 8pm: Standing Room Only's Summer Musical - Into The Woods
Into The Woods combines classic fairy tales into a single hilarious and profound adventure.  Book by James Lapine, with Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. A baker and his wife are assigned deceptively simple tasks by the terrifying witch next door, in order to lift a curse that prevents them from having a child. In the course of their quest into the woods, they encounter Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Cinderella, Jack of the Beanstalk and more princes than the usual fairy tale. SRO's production is directed by Nancy Hillman and stars Dave Champagne, Kellie Petersen, Dawn Young, McKenzie McDermott and many, many others!  This will be held on the Outdoor Stage at Gordon's Garden Center. Tickets:  $15.   Available at Gordon's Garden Center, Yelm Food Coop & Willow Spa. Call 360-446-2188 for reservations.

August 25th & September 15th, 2pm to 5pm: Karla's Wild-Shops
Empowerment through Knowledge and Experience, Homesteading Skill classes to become more self-sufficient Tuesday,August 20th, 2pm to 5 pm, Cheese making for advanced Beginners, cost $35 , material included.(Panir, Ricotta and more) Sunday, August 25th, 2pm to 5pm, Making Mead (Honey Wine) cost $25 , cost for material extra. Sunday, September 15th, 2pm to 5pm, Lotions and Potions,cost $30 plus material. Make your own body lotion, lip balm and mosquito repellent. Please look at my updated 2013 schedule: www.KarlasWildShop.com. Please Make Reservation: Karla7@fairpoint.net or call 360-894-6038

Triad Theater
Calendar of Events

August 20th: Magical Mystery Triad Tour Bus is on the road again!
This time to Mt. Rainier for the Wildflower Extravaganza!  If you have never seen the beauty of the wildflowers in bloom at Mt.Rainier, you must join us!  Luxury bus to Mt. Rainier with theme movies to watch on the way…information from the Rangers about Mt. Rainier, the volcano…the Triad’s famous sack lunch…time to wander…dinner option at the Paradise Lounge.  $75 covers RT transportation in luxury coach, park entrance fee, and sack lunch.  $10 discount for seniors, students, and military!  Dinner is not included.  We must have sold out bus to make this happen!  Tell your friends!  and join us on this very special trip!   RSVP to our email – thetriadtheater@gmail.com, or via the website –www.TheTriadArtsTheater.com.  Can send checks to P.O. Box 2040, Yelm, WA 98597. 

August 20th @ 7pm: Beyond the Veil: Karla Turner
$5 at the door - researcher of covert "alien" abductions and mind control.

August 22nd: Round the Poet’s Fire – hosted by Michael Apau!
Start time Regimay be changing; will keep you posted.  Join us in giving Michael a warm Yelm welcome for this newest expression of art!  You will be glad you came! 

August 23rd @ 7pm: Beyond the Veil - Super Soldier, Michael Prince
$5 at the door - Michael Prince aka James Casbolt, tells all. His Illuminati blood line and Super Soldier Missions. Michael says he is telling all right now because they are tired of hiding the truth from humanity.

To stay in the know, in the now:
Website - www.TheTriadArtsTheater.com
Facebook - www.facebook.com/triadtheater
Email us at thetriadtheater@gmail.com

Earth Watch

Two quakes hit New Zealand capital Wellington, some buildings evacuated
Two strong earthquakes hit the new Zealand capital, Wellington, with hundreds of commuters reportedly stranded and homes damaged. One quake of 6.5 magnitude hit the South Island town of Seddon at 02:31 GMT, and an aftershock of 5.7 was registered soon afterward, the BBC reported.  Chris Birks, the general manager of the Hotel d’Urville in Blenheim, near the quake’s epicenter, told Reuters: "The building just shook and it went on and on and on. There's a lot of police out here and fire sirens going off. It's pretty frightening."  Wellington mayor Celia Wade-Brown said life was "business as usual" in the capital and people should not be put off coming into the central business district on Saturday. Earlier an earthquake 6.8 on the Richter scale struck the northern tip of New Zealand's South Island on Friday. The depth of the quake was about 10 km, US Geological Survey reported. 

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AK Beat: Veniaminof volcano still rumbling away
Volcanoes behaving badly: Mount Veniaminof, an 8,225-foot peak 25 miles southwest of Chignik Lake and 485 miles from Anchorage which first rumbled to life in early June of this year, is again showing signs of elevated activity, spitting at least one cloud of ash and steam into the air earlier this week and featuring higher levels of seismic activity and surface temperature. One plume on Monday rose to a height of about 12,000 feet, according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory. Meantime, NASA recently flew over the volcano and snapped a spectacular satellite picture showing the way that fresh ash is painting the peak, topping off the snow falling at the higher elevations of the mountain. Surge of coho boosts bag limits on some Mat-Su streams: Sometimes silver is as good as gold -- at least when it comes to Southcentral Alaska anglers seeking salmon.  After another disastrous year for king salmon fishing, the Pacific’s second-largest salmon species are surging into northern Cook Inlet.

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Greenland ice sheet IS melting but much of the heating is coming from INSIDE the earth
Ice in Greenland is melting partly because of heat from the Earth's mantle, according to a team of international researchers. The group claims that they are the first to find a connection between melting of the Greenland ice sheet and the high heat flow from the Earth’s mantle. The findings, they suggest, could have implications for future predictions on climate change and the reasons behind ice melt in the region. The Greenland ice sheet is often considered an important contributor to future global sea-level rise over the next century or longer. In total, it contains an amount of ice that would lead to a rise of global sea level by more than seven metres, if completely melted. The ice loss from the ice sheet has been increasing over the last decade, with half of it attributed to changes in surface conditions with the remainder due to increased iceberg calving - the process by which ice detaches from the glacier to become an iceberg. The international research initiative IceGeoHeat, led by the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, said that the effect of the Earth's crust and upper mantle in current climate modelling are too simplistic.

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Why this year's Gulf dead zone is twice as big as last year's
First, the good news: The annual "dead zone" that smothers much of the northern Gulf of Mexico - caused by an oxygen-sucking algae bloom mostly fed by Midwestern farm runoff - is smaller this year than scientists had expected. In the wake of heavy spring rains, researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration had been projecting 2013's fish-free region of the Gulf to be at least 7,286 square miles and as large as 8,561 square miles - somewhere between the size of New Jersey on the low end to New Hampshire on the high end. Instead, NOAA announced, it has clocked in at 5,840 square miles - a bit bigger than Connecticut. It's depicted in the above graphic. Now, for the bad news: This year's "biological desert" (NOAA's phrase) is much bigger than last year's, below, which was relatively tiny because Midwestern droughts limited the amount of runoff that made it into the Gulf. At about 2,900 square miles, the 2012 edition measured up to be about a third as large as Delaware.

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TED Talks

Russell Foster: Why do we sleep?


Steve Ramirez and Xu Liu: A mouse. A laser beam. A manipulated memory.

RSE Newsletter

Ramtha Predictions  

“Food tastes better when blessed prior to eating – Ramtha on the value of blessing one’s food”
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“Coffee may have a number of health-promoting properties” – Ramtha on coffee’s benefits:
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"Earth Scientists Pin Climate Change Squarely On ‘Humanity’” added with Ramtha quotes on this subject:
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“The Wipe-Out Effects of An EMP” by Michael Knight, Ed., Family Survival News – added to RSE Newsletter on this subject:
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Ramtha: "You Can Change the World, For You Are Divine Beings" in SuperConsciousness Magazine:
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Student Accomplishments

Student Accomplishments: Susan Hals credits her manifestation to RSE’s teachings:
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Student Accomplishments: Nancy Montan credits RSE training for her win
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Student Accomplishments: Judy Wagner does it again! Uses teachings & wins $1,400:
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Student Accomplishments: Karen Clark credits RSE training for her win:
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Student Accomplishments: Pam Paiz is blessed with win attributed to RSE teachings:
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Inspiration

A Teacher in Tokyo

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