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Issue 476 In This Issue April 30th, 2016

Editors Corner

Did you know that lake Kivu in Africa is going white? Apparently it's experiencing an unusually strong 'whiting event' which could be caused by a phytoplankton bloom, high surface water temperatures causing calcium carbonate precipitation, or a combination of both. Click here

Speaking of lakes, are you aware that there are 'giant wetlands' under the 800 meters of ice in western Antarctica? At least that's what researchers are saying after finding a subglacial lake that is similar to a wetland. Click here

On a slightly different subject, have you heard that the Large Hadron Collider was shut down by a small animal? Apparently the animal gnawed its way though an electrical cable. Click here

That's about it from me for this week.
Enjoy this newsletter and have a wonderful week.

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Passing of a Master
Sirkka Poystila-Creagh

Sirkka Poystila-Creagh transitioned on April 8, 2016 after a brief illness. Born in Helsinki, Finland, Sirkka and her family immigrated to Thunder Bay, Canada where she grew aware of the world around her. Sirkka found solace in nature and was happiest when sailing Lake Superior and hiking around its shores. A bright and innovative mind Sirkka always wanted to learn and grow, a trait she passed along to her students when she taught. Sirkka was a passionate Student of the Ram from the first event. She was on one of the first planes to fly after 9/11 to travel to her beginning event and she never looked back. Sirkka lived the teachings of the Ram and up until the end devotedly engaged in the disciplines that propelled her to new levels of mind. When Sirkka became ill she told no one other than her doctors and spouse because she wanted every conversation to be about the future and life, not illness. Anyone wishing to honor her life can donate to the Phoenix Rising School of Excellence in her name. Services will be held in Thunder Bay on May 31st at 11:00 A.M. E.S.T. at Harbourview Funeral Home. The service will be available for live stream from the Harbourview website.

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Water Watch

India’s worst drought in 50 years is shutting down farms, hospitals, and schools
India is suffering. In the midst of the worst drought it has seen in half a century, some 330 million people are currently affected, reports the government. The scarcity is so severe that schools, farms, and even hospitals cannot function — doctors don’t have enough water to wash their hands — and many people are leaving their homes in search of water. To combat shortages, the government has started shipping water across the country via trains, but it’s not enough. In one of the most devastated states, 9 million farmers have little or no water for irrigation and at least 216 have committed suicide, reports the Guardian. “The government says it is bringing water by train every day, but we are getting water once a week,” Haribhau Kamble, an unemployed laborer in the drought-struck district of Latur, told Reuters after waiting in line for three hours to fill up two pitchers. The situation for people like Kamble is expected to get worse as the summer temperatures rise and reservoirs dry up. The current drought and other extreme weather events — including flooding that killed hundreds in South India last year — are linked to climate change.

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"Nestlé Is Trying to Break Us": A Pennsylvania Town Fights Predatory Water Extraction
Donna Diehl, a 55-year-old school bus driver from Kunkletown, Pennsylvania, a small historic town located on the edge of the Poconos, wanted to do three things this year: drive the bus, paint her bathroom and learn to crochet. Instead, Diehl, along with dozens of her neighbors, is spending her time trying to stop the largest food and beverage corporation in the world from taking her community's water, putting it in bottles and selling it for a massive profit. Nestlé Waters, the North American subsidiary of the Swiss-owned Nestlé Corporation, had been active in Kunkletown for years, conducting well testing on a privately owned property adjacent to Diehl's home. Last summer, residents noticed Nestlé had rented an office in the local community center. Word spread, and with some investigation, Diehl and her neighbors found out that the transnational corporation had been active in the community as early as 2012, testing water quality and quantity with the ultimate goal of constructing and operating a bulk water extraction facility. In the permit application that Nestlé Waters filed with the Township, it states the company is proposing to drill two large wells, pump 200,000 gallons of water per day from the aquifer, put it in trucks and transfer it to an existing bottling facility near Allentown, about 20 miles away.

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In The News

Tons of dead fish washed ashore in central Vietnam
Tons of various species of dead fish washed ashore along the central coast of Vietnam over the last couple of days. The fish bodies show signs of poisoning and an investigation is being carried out to investigate the issue. The local authorities claim such an environmental disaster is unprecedented. A massive amount of dead marine life has been found along the coastal regions in the provinces of Ha Tinh, Quang Tri, Quang Binh and Hue. Dead fish include different specimens, those living far offshore as well as those inhabiting the deep waters. “We have never seen anything like it,”  said Nhu Van Can, an aquaculture official. According to local fishermen, hundreds of kilograms of fish are being buried away on a daily basis, and the bodies can be seen all over the sea-floor only a few kilometers offshore. Tran Dinh Du, deputy director of agriculture in Quang Binh province stated the signs indicate the fish have been poisoned by unidentified substances. People have been warned not to consume or use the fish to feed the livestock.

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Bright green fireball streaks across the skies of Southern California, US
A bright green fireball was recorded streaking across the skies of Southern California at 04:40 UTC on April 27, 2016 (21:40 PDT on April 26). American Meteor Society received more than 65 reports and is investigating the case. According to witness reports, the event lasted from 3 to 20 seconds and was not accompanied by sound. Some observers reported fragmentation. Dr. Ed Krupp from Griffith Observatory told KTLA that the object was most likely a piece of interplanetary debris that was re-entering the atmosphere and heated up to create a meteor. However, a statement released by the U.S. Strategic Command said the object did not appear to be a tracked satellite in their database. This led them to conclude the re-entry of a man-made object did not occur.

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The Large Hadron Collider shuts down because of a WEASEL: Furry creature stalls world’s most powerful atom smasher
The world's most powerful scientific instrument has been sabotaged by a weasel. The small mammal shut down the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland, last night. The 17-mile, $7 billion superconducting machine is hoping to unlock the secrets of the universe by colliding particle beams traveling at close to the speed of light.  But that work has now been put on hold.   Engineers looking into the power outage found the charred remains of the creature that had bitten its way through a power cable. 'We had electrical problems, and we are pretty sure this was caused by a small animal,' says Arnaud Marsollier, head of press for Cern. While they have yet to conduct a detail post mortem of the body, Marsollier says they the unfortunate creature was 'a weasel, probably.' The shutdown comes as the LHC is preparing for another run at colliding particles together to unlock the secrets of the universe. Nobody knows what the facility might reveal with its collisions, which are mini-versions of the Big Bang that created the universe 13.8 billion years ago. Scientists hope they could top their discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012 - a particle which helps explain how the universe got its mass. But researchers will have to wait while workers bring the machine back online, which could take few weeks. 'It may be mid-May' before it's running again, said Marsollier.

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Shocking News Report: “Battle for humanity nearly lost: global food supply deliberately engineered to end life, not nourish it”:
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April 10am to 6pm: Paradise Organics now open Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday
We have vegetable starts, soil amendments, organic chicken feed and free range organic chicken eggs. Raw unfiltered local and pure honey is available as well.
Hours: 10:00 - 6 PM Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
Please call for availability of fresh vegetables. 360-894-1328.

May 7th @ 7:30pm: A Recital to Benefit The Phoenix Rising School
Pamela Roberts-Aue and The Phoenix Rising School Present
Greg Dempster, piano
Pamela Dare, soprano
In a Recital to Benefit The Phoenix Rising School
Works by Mozart, Debussy, Ravel, Chopin, Barber, Liszt
This event will be held at The Commons, Yelm Middle School, 402 Yelm Avenue West, Yelm, WA 98597
Click here or scroll to the bottom for more information

June 4th, 3pm to 9:30pm: The Phoenix Rising School presents: Summer Party and Auction!
Silent and live auction, paddle raise, dessert dash, wine, spirits, beer, live music by: LKMY, The Blue Laces, handcrafted burgers, frys and brats by Ricardo's. This event will be held at the Nisqually Springs Farm, 17835 Hwy 507 SE, Yelm. 21 and over only. Cost is $50, includes dinner, music and parking. Purchase tickets online only or call: 360.446.1500

Currency Watch

State Laws Can Help Restore Gold and Silver as Legal Tender
A growing number of Americans understand that the reckless creation of fiat currency by the Federal Reserve System is causing many of our economic problems. They want to abolish the Fed and return to the gold-backed currency that brought America and the world unprecedented prosperity throughout the 19 th century. But that will not happen overnight. Big banks and other special interests reap enormous profits from the present system, while many Americans are accustomed to paper money and do not grasp the deep connection between sound money and lasting prosperity. That’s why sound money activists are launching exciting initiatives at the state level to challenge the monetary monopoly of the Fed. Their strategy is based squarely on the U.S. Constitution, specifically Article 1, Section 10, which states, “No State shall…coin Money: emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts…” This logically implies, as constitutional scholars assert, that states have an explicit right under the Constitution to make gold and silver Coin legal tender for the payment of debts, at least within the jurisdiction of the state.

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Earth Watch

Massive M7.3 earthquake hits Vanuatu, tsunami warning issued
A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by Geoscience Australia as M7.3 hit Vanuatu at 19:33 UTC on April 28, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 28 km (17.4 miles). USGS is reporting M7.0 at a depth of 27.2 km (16.9 miles). EMSC reports M7.0 at a depth of 30 km (18.6 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 5 km (3.1 mi) WSW of Norsup, 64 km (39.8 mi) SSE of Luganville and 209 km (129.9 mi) NNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. There are 72 033 people living within 100 km (62 miles). Based on all available data, hazardous tsunami waves are possible for some coasts, PTWC said. Tsunami waves reaching 1 to 3 meters above the tide level are possible for some coasts of Vanuatu. Tsunami waves are forecast to be less than 0.3 meters above the tide level for the coasts of Fiji, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Tuvalu. Actual amplitudes at the coast may vary from forecast amplitude due to uncertanties in the forecast and local features. In particular, maximum tsunami amplitudes on atolls will likely be much smaller than the forecast indicates.

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Unusually strong 'whiting event' in progress at Lake Kivu, Africa
Lake Kivu, one of Africa's greatest lakes, suffered an unexpected change in coloring during April 2016. The usually blue waters became milky, a phenomenon which attracted a lot of attention as the lake is known for storing potentially deadly amounts of gas. However, according to experts, the change in color is most likely due to a "whiting event", a phenomenon frequently observed across the Great Lakes of North America and Europe. NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites gathered three natural-color images of the event, on April 10, 18, and 20. Lake Kivu is situated on the border between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It provides the freshwater to almost 2 million people, serves for fishing and a transportation route. Its geological setting is such that it is connected to the volcanic plumbing of the East African Rift and, as such, stores vast amounts of dissolved methane and carbon dioxide. This has raised some concerns among the local officials and scientists as other lakes in Africa have already caused distress by abruptly discharging gasses and suffocating those who found themselves in the vicinity at the time.

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The hidden world under western Antarctica: Researchers reveal ‘giant wetlands’ 800 metres beneath the ice sheet
Researchers have revealed what really lies under western Antarctica.  They say the subglacial Lake Whillans, which lies 800 meters (2,600 feet) beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, is similar to a wetland. They hope by analysing the area, it could give new insight into how sea levels will rise and the ice melts due to global warming. The findings stem from the Whillans Ice Stream Subglacial Access Research Drilling (WISSARD) project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). "It is amazing to think that we did not know that this lake even existed until a decade ago.,' said Helen Amanda Fricker of Scripps, who initially discovered Subglacial Lake Whillans in 2007 from satellite data. 'It is exciting to see such a rich dataset from the lake, and these new data are helping us understand how lakes function as part of the ice-sheet system." Subglacial Lake Whillans is primarily fed by ice melt, but also contains small amounts of seawater from ancient marine sediments on the lake bed, the researchers found. The lake waters periodically drain through channels to the ocean, but with insufficient energy to carry much sediment.

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Space Watch

Sun Storm in Jaw-Dropping 4K HD

Triad Theater
Calendar of Events

April 30th @ 6pm: Miceal Returns
Doors open 5pm, Starts at 6pm for $35 CLICK HERE to register. Conversation details on our website

May 6th @ 8pm: Seis De Mayo
Live Comedy-Rated R. Prepare to LOL and HaHaHa!! Beer and Wine available. Tickets available now on our website CLICK HERE to purchase. Doors open 7:30pm, Starts at 8pm $15 on-line, $20 at the door.

May 7th @ 7:30pm: The Yelm Choir Presents - "A Toast to Life or Death" - Intrigued?
Come see what Warren Shaffer and the Yelm Choir have cooked up that explains this!!!??? Starts at 7:30pm for $5

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Phoenix Rising School

“I am 1,000 percent behind this school.” - Ramtha

Pamela Roberts-Aue and The Phoenix Rising School Present
Greg Dempster, piano
Pamela Dare, soprano
In a Recital to Benefit The Phoenix Rising School
Works by Mozart, Debussy, Ravel, Chopin, Barber, Liszt

7.30PM, Saturday 7 May 2016
The Commons, Yelm Middle School
402 Yelm Avenue West
Yelm, WA 98597

Tickets available at the door, $15.00 minimum tax-deductible donation
For VIP seating and Patron’s Preview, call for information:
The Phoenix Rising School

Summer Party and Auction
On June 4th a 3:00pm We will be having The Phoenix Rising School’s Summer Party and Auction at the Nisqually Springs Farm in Yelm!

This event is 21 and over only!

We will have a Silent and Live Auction

Dessert Dash

There will be two live bands (LKMY and Blue Laces, Wonderful food by Ricardo's, wine and spirits!

We are excited to announce, One of our auction items will be a intimate la petite chat and Luncheon with JZ at her home. (Date to be determined)

This is a great opportunity to party with a purpose!

We greatly appreciate our ongoing monthly donors and to express our appreciation! We will be drawing two names at the auction that will have the honor of participating in JZ’S le petite chat and Luncheon at her home.

If you would like to be entered into the drawing and aren’t already a ongoing monthly donor of $10 or more. Please visit our website... or Call (360) 446.1500.

Auction Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased online @ or by calling the school @ 360.446.1500

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