MastersConnection 2020
Issue 371 In This Issue March 22nd, 2014

Editors Corner

Greetings,
In one of our newsletter not too long ago, we had an article about a discovery that plants can think, remember, and even sing. This week we have an article that covers, amongst other things, how plants are quite a bit more intelligent then is commonly believed, and to some degree, ties into the previous article. Click here

From plants to food, wouldn't it be nice to know exactly what is in our food and supplements instead of having the full ingredient list and/or their source obscured in case we might not like it? An article we have this week proposes just that and in fact suggests that it is only a matter of time. Click here

On a slightly different subject, have you ever wondered if a virus can be reprogrammed to do good instead of harm? Well, this week we have an article that covers just that. In this article it talks about a film in which doctors used an engineered version of a virus to cure a young girl of leukemia. Click here

To wrap-up on a lighter note, have you ever visited a place in southern China called Reed Flute Cave? Or at least seen pictures of it? If not, I urge you to check it out. It's quite beautiful with it's multicolored lighting. Click here

That's it from me for now. Have a wonderful week.

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Technology Watch

NSA recording ‘100 percent’ of another country’s phone calls
A secret spy program developed by the National Security Agency and reported publically for the first time on Tuesday has given the United States the ability to digitally record the contents of each and every phone call occurring across entire nations. Citing previously unpublished documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and statements from individuals with direct knowledge of the effort, the Washington Post’s Barton Gellman and Ashkan Soltani wrote that the US-administered surveillance system is capable of recording “100 percent” of a foreign country’s telephone calls. The program, “MYSTIC,” was launched back in 2009, according to the Post, but by 2011 it was ready to be rolled-out at full capacity and was subsequently deployed against at least one target nation. The Post says they are withholding details “that could be used to identify the country where the system is being employed or other countries where its use was envisioned” upon the request of US officials.

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Food Watch

Open Sourcing the Food, Nutrition, and Supplement Industries
The next wave of the food, supplement, and nutrition market is upon us with little fanfare. Perhaps because the age of information we are in has once again caught the public and market by surprise with its rapid pace. The idea of health supplements is nothing new, however the market has become lazy. Consumers settled for the status quo and companies were happy to take a back seat to meet that demand. However, all are in for a rude awaking. Garden of life and Subway just received their warning shot, and in doing so a revolution was quietly started. No longer will the informed public trust hype, social media marketing pushes, celebrity endorsement, or promises of meaningless words like ‘natural’. What is needed are truer, more honest products that place integrity and transparency above all other aspects. We are witnessing the beginning of an open source food, nutrition, and supplement movement. Open source being defined as having universal access to a product’s design or blueprint. This runs opposite of the dominant trend of centralized, elusive practices that are constantly seen.

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Nature Watch

Plants Are Far More Intelligent Than We Ever Assumed
Like higher organisms, plants appear able to make complex decisions. A new study shows that plants may be able to initiate a survival mechanism by aborting their own seeds to prevent parasite infestation. Plants have previously been shown to draw alternative sources of energy from other plants. Plants influence each other in many ways and they communicate through “nanomechanical oscillations” vibrations on the tiniest atomic or molecular scale or as close as you can get to telepathic communication. Plants exhibit intelligence with an intrinsic ability to process information from several type of stimuli that allows optimal decisions about future activities in a given environment. Stefano Mancuso from the International Laboratory of Plant Neurobiology at the University of Florence, Italy, and his colleagues are starting to apply rigorous standards to study plant hearing (Trends in Plant Sciences, vol17, p323). Their preliminary results indicate that corn roots grow towards specific frequencies of vibrations. What is even more surprising is their finding that roots themselves may also be emitting sound waves. For now, though, we have no idea how a plant might produce sound signals let alone how they might detect them.

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Earth Watch

What Is Causing The Mysterious Windsor Hum? Canadian Government Attempts To Find An Explanation
Strange, loud and very annoying humming sounds have been reported worldwide for decades. Scientists have presented several theories attempting to explain the origin of the noise, but none of the explanations is adequate and can solve the entire mystery of the phenomenon known as the Hum. Based on what is known the hum appear to be geographically focused. Cases like the "Bristol Hum", the "Taos Hum", or the "Bondi Hum" have been particularly publicized. There are also other places where the hum has been registered. There are many of reports from people who heard the mysterious sound in Largs, Scotland, Kokomo, Indiana, USA, Vancouver, Brtitish Columbia, Canada, Woodland, County Durkam, England, County Kerry, Ireland, Seattle, Washington, USA, Wellingto, New Zealand,, Pisa, Italy, Guadalajara, Jalsisco, and Colima in Mexico. These are just some examples where the noise has been detected. Although the Hum is slightly different in each area, there are some common factors: the sound is generally only heard indoors and usually becomes more powerful at night. The sound is also usually restricted to remote, non-urban areas.

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Something to Contemplate

RSA Animate - The Power of Outrospection

Gardening Against Learning
How campus design kills conversation

Universities are committed to gardening. Students and academics throughout the English-speaking world concur: we want more green and less wall, more grassy space and less concrete. The desire is reflected in what we see: lots of porosity in leafy beds and lawn, balanced by secluded bowers and intimate nooks. Since the 19th century, universities in the English-speaking world have been designed without a street or piazza in mind. The idea was for each building to sit on its own grounds, irrespective of how little land was available, in imitation of a palace or monastery surrounded by fields and garden. The university was to be a world apart – a cerebral haven – without the throng of a city but rather an otherworldly calm. This withdrawal from a surrounding community was facilitated during the expansion of universities in the second half of the 20th century. Land in the outer suburbs was cheap. The tradition of university as park was honoured and crowned with its logical extension: car parks, which discreetly surround the campus behind visual barriers of shrub.

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Triad Theater
Calendar of Events

March 25th @ 7pm: Miracles & Inspiration
The Dawn of the Age of Miracles
Tickets: $10 suggested donation
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March 27th @ 7pm: The Triad Theater Film Series
London Bridge is Falling down!
The story of Queen Elizabeth and what you never knew about the royal family!
ALSO: The Smart Meter
How Un-smart it really is!
Tickets: $5 at door
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March 28th @ 7pm: Teen Acoustic Night
Back by popular demand!
Featuring local talent: Matt Sablan and Germ
$5 at door

March 29th @ 7pm: Live Rock Music!! - Featuring Bands:
In-Definitely
Fallstreak (Silver Bullet)
Silver Century
Showcase and CD party
$5 at door

March 30th @ 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"
Tickets $20 at the door
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April 2nd @ 7pm: Radiation-Crisis or Hoax?
Libbe HaLevy, guest speaker
Survivor of Three Mile Island
Q and A afterwards
$10 at door – reservations recommended

To stay in the know in the now…
Website - www.TheTriadArtsTheater.com
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Email us at thetriadtheater@gmail.com

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.

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.
When: Please send your email to transitiontech@fairpoint.net to be placed on our sign up sheet. (You will be notified when the workshop will be happening - TBA)
Where: Close to Yelm (call for details)
Come for all or part of the free workshop!
This is a free workshop.
Call Linda Powell & Sheri Yeager of Transition Technologies at 360-458-7311
transitiontech@fairpoint.net
"earth turns to gold in the hands of the wise"
- rumi

Science Watch

From scourge to saviour: using viruses to treat serious disease
Viruses have traditionally been mankind’s enemies, causing disease and often mutating out of the reach of our medicines. But now a new technology is conscripting them into doing good. Viral vectors show great promise so expect to hear a lot more about them in the future, starting with this brief introduction. They’re basically viruses modified to not cause disease that are then used to introduce genetic material into cells. These genes can alter the behaviour of the cells to cure disease or allow scientists to learn about the nature of the cells. Viral vectors are already being used by scientists to understand how our genes influence our bodies – from how we form memories through to why blood pressure increases when we’re stressed. The next frontier in their use will be to actually treat diseases in humans.

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GMO Watch

New Form of GMO Sneaking Into Food Supply This Year

A Switzerland based company called Evolva has developed a synthetic vanilla that is set to be released in 2014. The vanilla is created using a process of genetic engineering called synthetic biology. Synthetic biology, according to a 2005 European Commission paper is “…the engineering of biology… the synthesis of complex, biologically based (or inspired) systems which display functions that do not exist in nature.” Unlike the older science of splicing genes from different species together, synthetic biology is seeking to create whole new organisms that do not exist on earth. Evolva’s synthetic vanilla is created by inserting computer coded DNA into yeast. This new method of genetic engineering is called “natural” by Evolva.

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Something Worth Knowing

Mindfulness Reduces Pain And Opioid Misuse
With nearly one-third of Americans suffering from chronic pain, prescription opioid painkillers have become the leading form of treatment for this debilitating condition. Unfortunately, misuse of prescription opioids can lead to serious side effects—including death by overdose. A new treatment developed by University of Utah researcher Eric Garland has shown to not only lower pain but also decrease prescription opioid misuse among chronic pain patients. Results of a study by Garland published online Feb. 3 in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, showed that the new treatment led to a 63 percent reduction in opioid misuse, compared to a 32 percent reduction among participants of a conventional support group. Additionally, participants in the new treatment group experienced a 22 percent reduction in pain-related impairment, which lasted for three months after the end of treatment. The new intervention, called Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement, or MORE, is designed to train people to respond differently to pain, stress and opioid-related cues.

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RSE Newsletter

Phoenix Fifth Grader in SemiFinals of National Contest
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Tenino Vet Uses RSE Techniques to Heal Horses
Yelm Resident Goes from Traditional Vet to One Using Ultraviolet Frequency
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“‘Grow your own’ stem cells a game changer” – Ramtha on stem cells to regenerate growth:
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Class 101: Remarkable Mind Mexico Beginning Event – March 10 – 14, Event Links:
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“U.S. Nuclear Agency Hid Concerns, Hailed Safety Record as Fukushima Melted” added to Ramtha on this:
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Cover-up of giant humanoids revealed – Ramtha: Giants walked the Earth 35,000 years ago:
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Student Accomplishments: Sonya El Debssi on how RSE teachings helped her with C.R.E.A.T.E™ at the Phoenix Rising School:
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PRS Alumnus & RSE student Noah Medrud (12 years old) Changing the World:
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Student Accomplishments: Gail Marie wins $7,000 in 3 Jackpots in one visit - using RSE disciplines:
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Beyond the Ordinary's Nancy Lorenz and Elena Young continue their interviews with RSE's coordinators worldwide:
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MastersConnection 2020 is your source for student news & information:
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Scientists: “Are we all PSYCHIC?” – Ramtha on people who are psychic:
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On The Lighter Side

Spectacular Reed Flute Cave With Multicolored Lighting Admired By Millions

 

 

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