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Issue 382 In This Issue June 14th, 2014

Editors Corner

I have wondered whether patents were a good idea or not. Maybe they seemed like a good idea when they were created, but I often wonder, if innovations and technology that were patented, were to be released and allowed to be used relatively freely, how much different and wonderful our world might be. Apparently Tesla, the electric vehicle company, has been thinking along these same lines. Click here

While we're on the subject of technology, have you ever wondered what a car might look like if it was made out of tomatoes? Not really? Well now you can find out. I guess I should clarify this case it wouldn't be made out of whole tomatoes, so much as plastic made from tomato waste by-products. Click here

Speaking of tomatoes, and other produce, did you know that Whole Foods, the largest natural and organic retailer in the U.S., apparently intends to stop selling produce grown in human waste? Click here.
It's nice to know where potential food has been before buying and/or eating it.

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Garden Watch

Gardening: What to Do in June
Pondering what to do in your garden in June? Finally, now that the weather is reliably warm, we can move into summer gardening! It’s safe to plant tropicals and your warm weather vegetables (tomatoes!) and annuals. A little work now with your spring flowering bulbs and shrubs will make more flowers and encourage healthy new growth for next year.


It’s safe to plant dahlias, tuberous begonias, caladiums and elephant ears outside in Chicagoland. (Adjust your calendar according to your planting zone.) Among the tropicals, we plant fragrant moonflowers (ipomoea alba-not datura) with other things in the containers by the patio for evening enjoyment, being careful to note that these plants are poisonous. Many of these will be peaking in mid- to late-summer. We’re also bringing our tropical houseplants outdoors for a summer refresher. Protect houseplants from direct sun and be sure to water well… but check the soil before watering. We’ve had a white mandevilla vine for four years that is an easy keeper and gets more beautiful each year.

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Technology Watch

Tesla abandons its patents, aims to spur electric-car revolution
Tesla, maker of the most critically acclaimed car ever, is going open source. Every patent that the Silicon Valley electric-car pioneer has ever secured will now be available for any company in the world to use, free of charge. “Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk wrote in a blog post published Thursday. “Our true competition is not the small trickle of non-Tesla electric cars being produced, but rather the enormous flood of gasoline cars pouring out of the world’s factories every day.” “Given that annual new vehicle production is approaching 100 million per year and the global fleet is approximately 2 billion cars, it is impossible for Tesla to build electric cars fast enough to address the carbon crisis. … We believe that Tesla, other companies making electric cars, and the world would all benefit from a common, rapidly-evolving technology platform,” he wrote. Following a conference call with Musk, The Wall Street Journal reported that hundreds of patents, covering everything from batteries to electric control systems, would be affected, helping to spur growth in an industry in which Tesla is a global leader.

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Ford builds cars out of tomatoes while other companies play ketchup
When Ford Motor Company found out Heinz was looking for something to do with the waste byproduct from the over 2 million tons of tomatoes it uses each year, an idea took seed, and together the companies devised a saucy plan: Turn all that tomato waste into plastic for cars. Ford is using the tagline, “You Say Tomato; We Say Tom-Auto.” Of course, puns like that are far below Grist’s standards, but I think we can all agree the time is ripe for this a-peel-ing plan. If it works, Ford will paste its competition. Also salsa.

Ford’s media center had this to say:
Researchers at Ford and Heinz are investigating the use of tomato fibers in developing sustainable, composite materials for use in vehicle manufacturing. Specifically, dried tomato skins could become the wiring brackets in a Ford vehicle or the storage bin a Ford customer uses to hold coins and other small objects. “We are exploring whether this food processing byproduct makes sense for an automotive application,” said Ellen Lee, plastics research technical specialist for Ford. “Our goal is to develop a strong, lightweight material that meets our vehicle requirements, while at the same time reducing our overall environmental impact.”

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In The News

‘Unprecedented’: 13 aircraft mysteriously disappear from radars in heart of Europe
A total of 13 aircraft suddenly vanished off radars for about 25 minutes on two occasions over Austria and neighboring countries, Austria's flight safety monitor said, calling for an EU probe into the “unprecedented” incidents. The flights vanished from air traffic controllers’ screens in Austria on June 5 and June 10 for 25 minutes each time, Marcus Pohanka of Austro Control – Austria’s flight safety organization – said Thursday. Air traffic control in neighboring regions of Germany and the Czech Republic also reported similar problems. Pohanka said the location, height, and identity of the 13 aircraft vanished over Austria both times, in what he called “unprecedented” incidents, AP reported. He added that some neighboring countries had experienced similar problems. The daily Kurier, based in Vienna, elaborated that similar problems were experienced by flight controllers in Munich and Karlsruhe in Germany and in Prague, Czech Republic.

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Something Worth Knowing

A Great Way to Feed Chickens

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RSE Newsletter

JZ Knight & Ramtha travel to Australia
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Rob Simone’s exclusive interview with Ramtha set to air Part I – June 15
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• Mireille Mokbel’s heartfelt story & challenge to students
• Lady who fled Lebanon war & found RSE issues a plea
I was divinely inspired by what I learned at the school.
The focus should stop “this irritating fire.”
We can do it.
All my love
Mireille, Quebec
Here is her letter:
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• Linda Bennett responds to the NW Daily Marker
Linda Bennett lives in Upstate NY
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Food Watch

Whole Foods to stop selling produce grown in human sewage sludge
The largest natural and organic retailer in the U.S. has taken a bold move that could make fruits and vegetables safer for everyone. Thanks in large part to the dedicated efforts of just one conscious man from North Carolina, Whole Foods Market has agreed to stop supplying "conventional" produce grown in fields containing so-called biosolids, or the waste residue leftover from sewage processing plants. Believe it or not, conventional produce in the U.S. can be legally grown in soils treated with human waste solids. Besides the obvious presence of feces, these solids contain all sorts of contaminants including residues from pharmaceutical drugs, chemical solvents, pathogenic bacteria, and heavy metals. Each of these has the potential to be taken up by plants and deposited into the fruits and vegetables eaten by millions. The assumption was that Whole Foods would never stock such produce, being a pillar of clean food an all. But Mario Ciasulli, a semi-retired engineer and home cook from North Carolina, made the startling discovery that Whole Foods has something of a "don't ask, don't tell" policy when it comes to how its conventional produce is raised.

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Heinz hides GMO corn in 'all natural' vinegar, lawsuit alleges
The "all natural" label on food products is sort of like a gated community; it provides a false sense of security. USDA Certified Organic is the only seal completely regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The "all natural" term is only regulated on meat and poultry products. Aside from that, any company can use this label without it really meaning anything, as it has no standard definition. Processed foods labeled with "all natural" can consist of GMOs, pesticides, artificial colors and chemical additives and preservatives. Heinz White Vinegar is the latest product to be sued for falsely advertising their product as "all natural." On March 17, Debbie Banafsheha filed a complaint against Heinz, accusing the company of false marketing and advertisement. Banafsheha alleges that Heinz Distilled White Vinegar is not "all natural," like the label implies, but is made from genetically modified (GM) corn. According to Rodale News, "Vinegar is made by fermenting any product with sugar or with starches that can be converted to sugar, and Heinz uses corn as their starting material."

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History Watch

Mythical 'White City' Hidden In Deep Jungle Of Honduras Begins To Reveal Its Secrets
A long forgotten almost legendary city La Ciudad Blanca ("White City") is probably hidden in the jungles of Honduras, Central America. The White City has often been linked to Central American mythology. Some think it was the birthplace of the Aztec god Quetzalcoatl. According to popular folklore, the ancestors of the indigenous Pech people, whose exact origin is still unknown, built a white city of immense proportions. The city was a sacred place of great beauty and a place full of gold. Over the years, many professional and amateur archeologists and treasure hunters have made attempts to find it and some even claimed they located it, but none have produced credible evidence. The area of the Mosquitia rainforest - where the city is probably located - is very remote, impenetrable and only partly mapped. Some plant specimens in the jungle, for example, can grow to 70 meters high and they don't make any search easier. For as long time, visitors to the jungle reported sightings of a large city lost in the rainforest, but these were nothing but rumors. Apparently this situation has changed.

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On The Lighter Side

Be Divergent song + music video by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

Triad Theater
Calendar of Events

Tuesday June 17th @ 7pm: Miracles & Inspiration
Alternative News Reports to wake up and change your world through meditation.
Hosted by Scott Mowry
Tickets $10 at the door

Wednesday June 18th @ 7pm: The Wisdom Tree
We bring you an exclusive screening of an indie film!
In a meditative sci-fi journey, eastern spirituality, ethereal music, sublime art mingle mystically with neuroscience and quantum physics; entwining three lives, deepening a timeless mystery.
Struggling to decipher a mysterious car accident, a quantum physicist, a neuroscientist and an FBI agent are drawn into an ever-deepening mystery. What follows is a meditative transformative journey through a maze of subliminal artworks, baffling scientific discoveries, introspective eastern mysticism and a series of puzzling events. Not in their wildest dreams could they have foreseen what lay ahead -- and neither will viewers.
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Tickets are $8 and can be purchased in advance at or at the door the night of the screening.

Thursday June 19th @ 7pm: ‘Round the Poets Fire
Our monthly get together for poets! Bring your original poems and share with the world! This event is gaining in momentum. Even if you are not a poet, come enjoy this unique creative event! A wonderful way to spend the evening. For ages 21 and over please.
Tickets $5 at the door

Friday June 20th @ 7pm: RDJ'S SUMMER BASH
Private Dance Party
21+ BYO supplies
Doors open 8pm/Show starts 9.30pm
Come dance and party the last night of Spring away and usher in the Summer Solstice!!
Tickets $10 at door

Saturday June 21st @ 6pm: Conversations with Miceal
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Tickets $35 at the door

Summerstruck - Annie Meets the Monsters
STANDING ROOM ONLY announces Summerstruck theater program for youth ages 8-18!
This is a three week theater arts performance class in singing, dancing and acting. Culminating in the musical production of “Annie Meets the Monsters”. Directed by Nancy Tribush Hillman.
Class registration began May 9th. Classes begin June 23rd.
Early registration for ages 8-12: $125
Early registration for ages 13-18: $100
After June 17th fees are: $150/$125
Limited scholarships and payment plans are available.
Email: OR
Phone: (360) 250-6591 or (360) 446-2188

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