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Issue 373 In This Issue April 5th, 2014

Editors Corner

This last week finally marks the end of an era with my family. For a long time we lived in a house on 93rd Ave. In late January of this year, we started getting rid of a lot of 'extra' stuff in preparation for moving. We had a lot more stuff then we thought as it took us about 2 months to get rid of it.
Some time last month, my father decided that he wanted to go back to New Zealand. On April 2nd, him and one of my brothers left and went back there. Apparently it was a smooth and easy trip.
Meanwhile, I have moved out in to a little space I can pretty much call my own, at least for the moment.

On to this weeks newsletter. Did you know that farmers are connecting their cows to the internet? Yup, cows surfing the internet. Ok, maybe that's not what they mean. Actually they are talking about a collar to monitor the cows with so farmers can maximize milk production. Click here

Speaking of milk, did you know that raw milk and raw milk products are illegal to commercially sell or distribute? Well, Rep. Thomas Massie is seeking to change that with the introduction of 2 new bills. Click here

That's about it from me for this week. I leave you with a wonderful piece of classical music, titled "And The Waltz Goes On". Click here
Enjoy and have a wonderful week.

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Technology Watch

The Internet of Things is a vision of a world in which most objects are connected, transmitting updates about their performance so the people who use them can learn to do so more intelligently. So far, commonly connected objects include household appliances, electrical meters, big industrial equipment and, increasingly, cattle. That’s right, cows are being incorporated into the Internet of Things via collars that allow farmers to monitor their heat cycles in real time. A Wi-Fi-connected collar called Silent Herdsman monitors the cow’s movements to determine, with the help of artificial intelligence software, when she is in heat. (Another device, called MooMonitor, offers many of the same features but provides cruder intelligence, leaving more to farmers to interpret.) It may sound absurd, but the name of the game in milk production is impregnating cows as soon as possible after they’ve had their last calf. Missing a cycle means lost sales of about 5 gallons of milk a day, costing about €230 ($315) per cycle. And since nearly all cows are artificially inseminated, failed attempts to impregnate a cow also come with a price tag.

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This Bike Is Made From Wood And Recycled Soda Cans
Bikes are inherently pretty good for the environment: If everyone in the U.S. living within five miles of work started commuting by bike only one day a week, it would save as much pollution as taking a million cars off the road for a year. But the process of manufacturing bikes could be a little greener. A new design concept from Dan Gestoso Rivers tries to make bike production more sustainable by swapping out a standard metal frame for wood and using components made from recycled soda cans. Like Ikea furniture--and like a somewhat similar project called the Sandwichbike--the wooden bike is designed to fit in a small box, and a buyer could put the whole thing together using an Allen wrench. “Erasing the assembly stage reduces a lot of time and energy, so flatpacking is the obvious choice,” Gestoso explains. “It gives some work to the user, but I also tried to make it easy to assemble at home.”

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Food Watch

Rep. Thomas Massie Introduces Bills to Legalize Raw Milk
Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY), who introduced legislation last year to eliminate the US government’s ban on growing hemp in accordance with state laws, last week introduced two bills that would remove US government restrictions on the sale of raw milk and raw milk products. The two new bills are the Milk Freedom Act (HR 4307) and the Interstate Milk Freedom Act (HR 4308). Raw milk and raw milk products, such as cheese and butter, are distinguished from other milk and milk products by having not been pasteurized. People may seek out raw milk and raw milk products for a variety of reasons, including because they desire better taste and nutrition. The US government’s war on raw milk has real victims. Dan Allgyer is one example. Allgyer, an Amish farmer in Pennsylvania, was forced to shut down his Rainbow Acres Farms in 2012 after a US district court judge ruled Allgyer had violated US law by selling to a buyers group in Washington, DC that the US Food and Drug Administration had infiltrated in a sting operation.

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Climate Watch

What the U.N.’s new climate report says about North America
Global warming is a global crisis, but the effects of climate change are being felt differently in different corners of the globe. The latest report from the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns of a world wracked by hunger, violence, and extinctions. But the IPCC also dedicates chapters to impacts that are underway and anticipated in individual regions and continents. For North America, the report states there is “high confidence” of links between climate change and rising temperatures, ravaging downpours, and declining water supplies. Even if temperatures are allowed to rise by just 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit (2 C), which is the goal of current international climate negotiations (a goal that won’t be met unless everybody gets a lot more serious about curbing greenhouse gas pollution), such severe weather is going to get a lot worse. North America’s coastal regions will continue to face a particularly long list of hazards, with climate change bringing growing risks of “sea-level rise, warming, ocean acidification, extratropical cyclones, altered upwelling, and hurricanes and other storms.”

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On The Lighter Side

André Rieu - And The Waltz Goes On (composed by: Anthony Hopkins)

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Date and Time TBA: FREE Earthbag Structure Workshop
Come Learn the simple skills required to build YOUR OWN Earthbag
Safeplace for FREE!  Build your confidence by participating in this hands-on workshop where we will build an 8' by 12' earthbag structure.
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History Watch

Wander through Angkor's thousand-year-old temples on Street View
The sunrise at Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia, is one of Southeast Asia’s most iconic and breathtaking vistas. Dawn brings to light the many temples that are thousands of years old, nestled in a web of ancient roads and jungles. Today you’ll be one step closer to that view as we are making more than 100 of these historic sites available online with Street View on Google Maps.  The temples at Angkor each have a unique story—whether it’s the way they were built, the ancient Khmer cities they sit on, or the artwork they contain. To give you the most complete picture, our team used all the tools available to us: Street View cars, Trekkers and tripods to carefully photograph the exteriors and interiors of Angkor’s temples as they stand today. 

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RSE Newsletter

Ingrid Plattmann was interviewed Monday, March 30, 2014 about her $230,000 Lottery win on the Vancouver, BC Canada-based show:
Synchronicity, the #1 spirituality, love and wellness radio show in the WORLD hosted by Marie Benard (according to Google, Yahoo, Alexa, etc)
Click here to listen to Ingrid’s podcast (interview)

The technology of our "higher brothers in wonderful craft" with Ramtha’s quote from last Sunday
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“Quantum Entanglement” in the news – 
Ramtha on “entangling” with him – last Sunday
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“Is the U.S. stock market rigged?” – on CBS New 60 Minutes program last Sunday -
Ramtha on the tenuous Markets
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Student Accomplishments: 
Canada’s Sally Mysko casino wins earn event tuition
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Student Accomplishments:
Paula Luiken on her mom living on after death
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Triad Theater
Calendar of Events

April 12th @ 7pm: Miracles & Inspiration
Ron Garner will be appearing via Skype video conference where he will be presenting a special lecture entitled, "Area 51 & ET Disclosure"
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Tickets $20 per person or $15 couple

April 17th @ 7pm: Round the Poets Fire
Bring your words, your love and your open mind! Open to all poets and all of those who enjoy live poetry. Bring your own supplies and poems!
Hosted by “Mind Mason” Mike Apau. For ages 21 and over please.
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Tickets $5 at door

April 18th @ 7pm: Film Fest Studies
Seasonal theme
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$5 at door

April 19th @ 6pm: Conversations with Miceal
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Tickets $35 at door

April 25th @ 7pm: Teen Acoustic Night
Featuring local talent
$5 at door

April 28th @ 7pm: Solar Flares & Earthquakes!
Andrew Kinney Thurston Co Emergency Management
Should we be worried? How is our community preparing?
Questions and Answers to follow
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$10 suggested donation

May 3rd @ 8pm: Magic Carpet Ride
Mas Uda Middle Easter Dancers
Special cuisine will be served
Reservations are required!
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Tickets $20

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