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Issue 409 In This Issue December 20th, 2014

Editors Corner

As you may know, Steve Klein is retiring from his job as event services manager of RSE at the end of this year. The combination of his warm friendly nature and amazing knowledge regarding RSE and current world events, amongst other things, made him ideal for the position he held. In the capacity of event services manager, he will be missed. Click here

On a another subject, with Christmas right around the corner, how is your tree looking? With a few tips and a little TLC, you can significantly extend the life of your Christmas tree. Little things like choosing a healthy, locally grown tree and making sure it has enough water can make a big difference. Click here

Do you still have Christmas lights from years ago? Maybe they all still work and you still use them on your tree, or maybe they don't and although it may only be one bulb that's quit, part or all of it no longer works...? Did you know that, whether they work or not, they can be recycled? Click here

There's more, but I will leave the rest for you to discover and enjoy.
Have a wonderful week.

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Passing of a Master
Wayne Rowland
March 14, 1943 - December 9th 2014

Wayne passed this plane December 9th 2014.
We welcome you to join his family and friends in honoring and celebrating his life.

Saturday December 20th
11am - 12pm guided meditation
12pm - 4pm Celebration and Potluck

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In The News

California needs 16 million Olympic swimming pools worth of rain to end the drought
Over the past two weeks, California has gotten a deluge of rain, lifting its reservoir levels and hydrating the soil in a state that is in the midst of one of the worst droughts in history. The chart above shows the state’s drought levels pre- and post-storm, and thankfully, there’s a little less of the menacing “exceptional drought.”

In its weekly summary, the U.S. Drought Monitor emphasized cautious optimism:

A wet December (to date) has provided California a foothold for drought recovery, but 3 straight winters of subnormal precipitation will take time (possibly several consecutive wet winters) to fully recharge the reservoir levels and subsoil moisture back to normal. With several more months still left in the wet season, it is possible that additional storms similar to the ones that just occurred will continue to chip away at the long-term hydrological drought, and the addition of lower temperatures would help build the snow pack. “Cautious optimism, but still a long way to go” would be the very short summary for this week’s California drought picture.

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On The Lighter Side

World View Captures Spectacular Sunrise with High-Altitude Balloon

RSE Newsletter

Ramtha, Christmas 2014: The life of an Aesthetic:
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Merry Christmas from #Ramtha and #JZKnight:
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The RSE Staff & Teachers Family wish you & yours a Merry Christmas:
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Beyond the Ordinary internet radio BTO hosts a special 2 hour roundtable discussion w/Miceal, Theologian & Karriem, Physician on NDEs Tues., Dec. 23:
Click here to read article

Steve Klein retiring from RSE at end of year – will remain a #Ramtha student entering his 30th year:
Click here to read article

Mitja Kadow on his journey learning about telomeres – Ramtha has spoken often on the role of telomores:
Click here to read article

“Harvard Scientist Lights Up Neurons to Find Brain Cures” added to #Ramtha on the brain (scroll down to Dec. 17, 2014, see fabulous graphic video):
Click here to read article

RSE students making a difference for our community:
Click here to read article

“Bad News for Florida: Models of Greenland Ice Melting Could Be Way Off (underestimated)” added to #Ramtha on this subject (scroll down) – Ramtha has always said this:
Click here to read article

“Scientists have found that memories may be passed down through generations in our DNA” added to #Ramtha on DNA:
Click here to read article

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Triad Theater
Calendar of Events

Dec 20th @ 7pm: The Yelm Community Orchestra and Chorale doing christmas songs
$5 donation welcomed but come if you are short on cash anyway. It is heartwarming and heavenly! Featuring Robert Mozarella, another RSE student! Traditional tunes, classics, plus a singalong for all of us to join in! Cookies, Egg nog, Apple Cider...Bring a guest , bring a neighbor who has never been here, bring a homeless. All are welcome.

Dec 21st @ 1pm: Mom and dad's day off matinee for kids
Want privacy to do last Christmas shopping or watch the SEAHAWKS Game? Drop your kids off at the Triad for Classic Inspirational Movies while you get a little break! $5 Cheaper than a sitter! (Must be over 4 years old.)

Dec 23rd @ 7pm: $10 Miracles and Inspiration presents A Review of 2014 News Events
Plus The Historical and Enlightening History of Christmas that can't be told on mainstream TV. Hosted by Scott Mowry

Dec 25th @ 2pm & 5pm: The Immortalists
$8 - A new award winning film about 2 scientists seeking immortality even if it kills them.

Dec 27th @ 6pm: Conversations with Miceal with Appetizers and Desserts!
Bring your favorite treat to share with Miceal.
Check for details but you know this is going to be a GREAT ONE facing the end of the year!

Also Appearing TBA (check website) : Debra Jones Returns!
Vibrant Street Savy, Wise Brilliant speaker on the topic of personal and financial sovereinty for 2015.

Dec 30th & 31st: The Triad's Black Stretch Courtesy Limousine is available for hire
$80 per hour (3 hour minimum, up to 3 couples allowed). Money to benefit the Triad Theater.

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Bloggers Corner
Why Trickle Down Doesn't.
By Florence Vincent

Some facts as to why Congress just can't give enough welfare away to their multinational corporate friends. The Institute for Policy Study found that 7 of the 30 largest corporations that were highly profitable in 2013 earned $74 billion in pre-tax profits, paid no taxes. In fact they received $.9 billion in refunds and subsidies. They distributed those funds to their CEOs as wages and to shareholders as dividends. All big corporations do it. They say they'll leave the country if they don't get subsidies. They say corporate taxes are 35%, when they are in fact 19.4%. That's an all time low, while corporate profits are at an all time high. At the moment 80% of all the tax breaks that congress is talking about will go to these top corporations, while pundits are blaming Obama for redistribution of wealth, it is happening, but at the other end. Corporations "Retained and Reinvested" from WW2 to the 70's. Because taxes where high, it wasn't worth the CEOs taking big wages, so they put their profits back into their businesses, improving them, hiring more workers so the money went straight back Into the economy.

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Nature Watch

Birds 'heard tornadoes coming' and fled one day ahead
US scientists say tracking data shows that five golden-winged warblers "evacuated" their nesting site one day before the April 2014 tornado outbreak. Geolocators showed the birds left the Appalachians and flew 700km (400 miles) south to the Gulf of Mexico. The next day, devastating storms swept across the south and central US. Writing in the journal Current Biology, ecologists suggest these birds - and others - may sense such extreme events with their keen low-frequency hearing. Remarkably, the warblers had completed their seasonal migration just days earlier, settling down to nest after a 5,000km (3,100 mile) journey from Colombia. Dr Henry Streby, from the University of California, Berkeley, said he initially set out to see if tracking the warblers was even possible. "This was just a pilot season for a larger study that we're about to start," Dr Streby told the BBC. "These are very tiny songbirds - they weigh about nine grams. "The fact that they came back with the geolocators was supposed to be the great success of this season. Then this happened!"

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Something Worth Knowing

How to Extend the Life of Your Christmas Tree
Nothing kills the holiday mood faster than a dead, dried out tree — not only an eyesore, but a fire hazard, too. But with a little care and forethought, you can keep your Christmas tree fresher longer.

Keep plenty of fresh water in the tree stand. As a general rule, stands should hold 1 quart of water per inch of stem diameter – a stand that holds a gallon of water should suffice. Make a fresh cut on the bottom of the truck, which will keep water flowing to the needles.
Pick locally-grown trees, which are fresher when you buy them from the lot. Branches should be springy and fragrant. Although a few loose needles are OK, branches shouldn’t rain needles when you shake them.
Pines and firs will last up to a month, while a spruce will stay fresh for only about 7 to 10 days, says Cornell University experts.
Chose only solid-tree trees. Brown or yellow patches can predict early needle drop.
Position your tree away from radiators or heating grilles, which will dry them out faster. Also, it’s better to display trees in windows that get indirect light.

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How to Recycle Your Old Holiday Lights
Traditional twinkly holiday lights are beautiful, but they can make a bit of a dent in your holiday budget, given how much electricity it takes to illuminate them. They can also be downright annoying, since if one bulb breaks or blows a fuse, it can ruin the entire string of lights. That’s why so many people are recycling their old holiday lights and switching them out for LEDs. LEDs, or light-emitting diodes, are environmentally preferable because they’re so incredibly efficient: while a string of 300 conventional mini Christmas lights costs about $13.12 to operate, 300 LEDs will cost only around $1.25 to power up. You can get LEDs in multi colors or  in a glow that’s called “warm.” They’re also available in larger bulbs as well as the tiny, twinkly ones. For those who celebrate Hanukkah, you can get strings of only blue bulbs as well. LED holiday lights have become so mainstream you can find them at most local hardware stores, at big box outlets like Wal Mart and Target, and online. Though they do cost more upfront than incandescents, you’ll make the money back over time in electricity savings.

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5 Creative & Natural DIY Holiday Centerpieces
Here are five ways to use plants and other natural materials to create beautiful holiday centerpieces. They won’t cost a lot of money and when your holiday is over, you can either continue to water them for longer life, compost them, or simply put them out with your yard debris. Any way you choose, they won’t generate a lot of trash, which is another benefit of creating natural holiday centerpieces.

1. A rosemary “tree.”
Fragrant rosemary plants are trimmed into tree-like forms that can be anywhere from 12 to 18 inches tall and maybe 18 to 24 inches around at their base. The plants will come in a container that can either be wrapped with colorful fabric and ribbons, or placed in a holiday basket that is then surrounded by pine cones and greenery. What I love about rosemary trees is that, with regular watering and a few hours of sunlight daily, they’ll last well into spring. And in the meantime, when you need fresh rosemary for cooking, you’ve got it at the ready.

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