MastersConnection 2020
Issue 468 In This Issue March 5th, 2016

Editors Corner

Greetings,
You may have heard of the potato battery, or even made one in school when you were young, but did you know that if you boil the potato first, it makes an even better battery medium? Click here

Speaking of using nature to make things, you're most likely aware of honeys medicinal properties, and you've most likely heard of the medicinal properties of cannabis. Did you know that a guy in France managed to train bees to make honey from cannabis? Apparently the honey has the same effects as the plant with THC & CBD's. Click here

One place where nature is not doing what people want is Anchorage. Apparently it is so warm there this year that they had to import snow for the Iditarod, Alaska’s annual dogsled race! Click here

On a slightly different subject, have you seen the musical instrument, that uses 2000 marbles, built by a guy named Martin Molin? It's quite a work of art. 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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Bloggers Corner
Your Vote in 2016
By Florence Vincent

To take part at the Democratic Caucuses on March 26th, you will be asked to say you are a Democrat for the purpose of the Caucus.  This doesn’t mean you have registered with the state as a Democrat, it just means you’ve said you are a Democrat for that day. Don’t say your are an independent. In our Bernie Sanders coalition, we have Republicans, Independents, Democrats and Greens. Don’t be frightened by the word Revolution, because they called what happened in 1980 the Reagan Revolution. We want a new Political Revolution; to get power out of the hands of the corporate leaders running this country through their paid for minions.  It isn’t about Bernie Sanders, it’s about We The People against the Oligarchs and moneyed elite establishment. Join us at www.WAforBernie.com or on Facebook at Yelm for Bernie Sanders or Thurston County for Bernie Sanders 2016. If you support Bernie, when you register and fill out your form, just fill in his name in the top box. Don’t put anything in the second box. For more information contact me at florencev@fairpoint.net

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Science Watch

'Brain Prize' for UK research on memory mechanisms
Three British researchers have won a prize worth one million euros, awarded each year for an "outstanding contribution to European neuroscience". Tim Bliss, Graham Collingridge and Richard Morris revealed how strengthened connections between brain cells can store our memories. Our present understanding of memory is built on their work, which unpicked the mechanisms and molecules involved. This is the first time the Brain Prize has been won by an entirely UK team. It is awarded by a Danish charitable foundation and the 2016 winners were announced in London on Tuesday. Speaking to journalists at a media conference, Prof Morris explained it was the "chemistry of memory" that he and his colleagues had managed to illuminate.

Fire together, wire together
"Before this team got going, we had some idea about particular areas of the brain that might be involved in memory… but what we didn't have was any real understanding of how it worked," explained the professor, who works at the University of Edinburgh. The "team" of three winners never worked together in the same laboratory, but they have collaborated over the years.

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Something Worth Knowing

Potato battery new and improved Video Reuters


What are those floaty things in your eye?

History Watch

Long-Lost Anglo-Saxon Island Found Under English Field
In 2011 Graham Vickers was scouring a barley field outside the quiet English village of Little Carlton with his metal detector when he found a medieval writing implement buried in the freshly plowed soil. Although the ornate silver stylus had lain silently below the surface for more than 1,200 years, it turned out that it had one more extraordinary story left to write since the relic has led archaeologists to discover a long-lost Anglo-Saxon island that was once a bustling center of international trade and a crossroads of civilizations from across northwest Europe hidden underneath the otherwise ordinary-looking field. After Vickers reported his intriguing find to the government-funded Portable Antiquities Scheme, which encourages the voluntary reporting of archaeological objects unearthed by the public in England and Wales, further investigation revealed a trove of Anglo-Saxon relics—21 styli used to inscribe wax tablets, approximately 300 dress pins and a horde of coins dating from the 7th and 8th centuries. University of Sheffield archaeologist Hugh Willmott examined the bounty of artifacts harvested from the barley field, and once he saw the solid silver stylus that Vickers initially detected, he knew that the Anglo-Saxon settlement hidden underground was far from typical.

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On The Lighter Side

Love Bombs Drop on New Zealand
A man was sitting on a bench near the wharf in Auckland, New Zealand. His friend had died recently—the second friend to die in the past month. He had no job, and no place to stay as of the next morning. “I was like frozen, I didn’t know what to do next,” recalled the man, who preferred to remain unnamed. “You know, life is hard, but there are some days that are really hard. That day was one of those days. As I sat there looking into nothing, there comes this young guy. He talks to me. I think I may have been even rude. “I don’t want no preaching, I don’t want to buy nothing. Well he smiled still. He hands something to me. I say, ‘What’s this for?’ He simply replies, still smiling, ‘That’s just a present, a chocolate, that’s for you.'” This account came from a man who wrote to the Love This City campaign to say how important this act of kindness was to him. Love This City organizes people to drop love bombs on strangers. They pick someone at random in a public place in Auckland. One by one they go up to that person from different directions and each give him or her a small gift, like the chocolate this man received. It’s known as “love bombing.”

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Wintergatan - Marble Machine
(music instrument using 2000 marbles)

Triad Theater
Calendar of Events

March 2nd, 3rd & 8th @ 7pm: Replays of the Live Stream from Conscious Life Expo
The demand and interest has been so great we are replaying the recorded live streams listed above. Come hear the details in these informative workshops and discussions from the popular Conscious Life Expo hosted by David Wilcock. Cost $10.

March 4th - 6th & 11th - 13th: Standing Room Only presents Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest
Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinee's at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door, with military, senior & student prices of $15.00. Group rates are available for 10 or more. Go to www.srotheater.com to purchase tickets.

March 10th @ 7pm: Poetry and Songwriters Open Mic Night
This is held on the second Thursday of every month. Cost $5.

To stay in the know in the now…
Website - www.TheTriadArtsTheater.com
Facebook - www.facebook.com/triadtheater
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.

March 4th thru 10th: Michael Moores 'Where to Invade Next'
This movie was requested by people in the community. It will be showing at Yelm Cinemas.
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March 15th @ 1pm: Sheep Farm Verizon Tower hearing date changed!
As you might already know the March 7 hearing date has been changed to Tuesday, March 15, 2016. The Appeal by the Deschutes Neighborhood Group will begin at 10:00 am and the public comment period for the Special Permit portion will begin at 1:00 pm. Everybody is asked to appear at the minimum for the 1:00 pm public comment period. Your support is vital to our case to show the Thurston County Hearing Examiner that the majority of the general public does not want the Sheep Farm Cell tower erected.
The meeting will be held in Room 152 of the Thurston County courthouse Complex, Building #1 - Administration
2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia, WA
See you there!
- The Deschutes Neighborhood Group

Why I Believe In Ramtha
Submitted by MC2020 reader Martha Solis

Dear RSE students, I am writing a book about why I believe in Ramtha. I would like to ask you as a master of the Great Work, if you would like to share with me some of your experiences, which made you accept Ramtha as your master teacher, that I could include in my book. RSE has already granted me permission to write such a book provided that I follow the guidelines regarding what is appropriate for the book. I will provide the attachments showing I have clearance for publication & the guidelines you can use to state your own experience.

An example of experience I like to share would be like this extraordinary experience I had with Ramtha. I am one of eight children from a Dominican family extremely devoted to the Church —when I was a child, we had to do our prayers four times a day, we attended mass every Sunday. We did Sunday school. Religion and dogma were with us every inch of the way. Fortunately, thanks to my teacher Ramtha, I have learned how to free myself from the heavy programming I received from the Catholic Church as I was growing up. I had an extraordinary experience with Ramtha in the name field which made me aware he is for real. I lived in New York at that time. I was three months pregnant with my son Adonai. His father did not want me to travel from New York to Yelm where I would be required to do Fieldwork. He worried that something could happen to the baby if I had a rough time in the field with people bumping into me.

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In The News

Nearly 6,000 emergency, military personnel to conduct PNW megaquake exercise
The last damaging earthquake in Washington struck 15 years ago, on Feb. 28, 2001. The next one is scheduled for June 7. The ground isn’t expected to actually shake this spring. But nearly 6,000 emergency and military personnel will pretend it is during a four-day exercise to test response to a seismic event that will dwarf the 2001 Nisqually quake: A Cascadia megaquake and tsunami. Called “Cascadia Rising,” the exercise will be the biggest ever conducted in the Pacific Northwest. Which is fitting, because a rupture on the offshore fault called the Cascadia Subduction Zone could be the biggest natural disaster in U.S. history. “It’s really going to require the entire nation to respond to an event like this,” said Kenneth Murphy, regional director for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which is coordinating the exercise. While the Nisqually earthquake measured magnitude 6.8, a Cascadia megaquake is likely to hit magnitude 9 — which is nearly 2,000 times more powerful. It will affect the entire West Coast from British Columbia to Northern California, including Seattle, Portland, Tacoma and Vancouver, B.C. The quake will be closely followed by tsunamis 30 feet high — or bigger — that will slam into oceanfront communities.

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Nicolas Trainerbees, the Beekeeper That Has Managed to Get His Bees to Make Honey with Cannabis Resin
He is an artisan, locksmith and above all a beekeeper, although he does not carry out the last profession like others. His more than 4300 Facebook followers and 700 Instagram followers are looking for something that nobody else can offer: marvellous photos where cannabis plants receive an agreeable visit. Although most of us would be scared to find bees on our crop, that is the main goal of this 39-year-old Frenchman who describes himself as an advocate of medical cannabis and of legalisation. He is called Nicolas, although he is known as Nicolas Trainerbees, a nickname that is not a mere coincidence. He has been using it for more than 20 years because he has always liked to spend time with all kinds of animals, especially insects, and above all, bees. He observes them, and according to him (although without revealing his tactics), he trains them so that they behave as he wishes. “I have trained bees to do several things, such as collect sugar from fruits, instead of using flowers”. In addition to beers, he has also worked with tarantulas, lizards and ants because, as he explains, he has “been passionate about nature since childhood". This has led him to learn about the world of animal biology, entomology, cannabis growing, improving all kinds of plants and everything related to the world of beehives.

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France Will Require Green Roofs and Solar Panels on New Buildings
France has passed a law that will require all new commercial buildings to be equipped with either green roofs or solar panels, according to The Guardian. The law states that any new building constructed in a commercial space must be covered halfway with either greenery or solar panels—businesses can decide which option to choose.

The benefits of green roofs
Green roofs are a solution to many urban and environmental problems and are popular among environmental activists and green-minded city planners alike. Covering a building with plant life insulates the structure, making it more energy efficient. In fact, green roofs can reduce the amount of air conditioning necessary to cool a building by up to 75 percent, according to Greenroofs.org. That’s not all that these sky-high landscapes can do for cities. Like all plant life, these oases of greenery absorb carbon and keep the air cool, helping to mitigate the Heat Island Effect: a phenomenon that makes urban areas significantly warmer than suburban and rural communities because of human activities. Green roofs also provide sanctuary for birds, bees and other species that need spaces to call home in crowded, dense cities.

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Climate Watch

Anchorage is so warm this year it has to import snow for the Iditarod
Take an already warming planet, stir in a dash of El Niño, and add a splash of melting Arctic ice. Voila! You’ve got a baked Alaska. The state has experienced a warm and wacky winter, with only one-tenth its usual snowfall and temperatures 10 degrees F above average. This lack of snow is especially problematic for a cherished tradition: the Iditarod, Alaska’s annual dogsled race. To avoid the tribulations of slushy mushing, a snow-bereft Anchorage is importing snow for the beginning of the race. An Alaska Railroad spokesperson told Alaska Dispatch News that 300 cubic yards of snow will be transported by train from Fairbanks — some 350 miles away. That snow will be used to line Anchorage’s streets for the Iditarod’s ceremonial start on March 5, which was recently shortened from the usual 11 miles to 3 miles due to the snowless conditions. (The official 1,000-mile race will actually start the next day, 50 miles north of Anchorage.) The imported snow will also be used for other wintery festivities that weekend, including a lesser-known race called the Running of the Reindeer, which involves a crowd of humans sprinting through Anchorage, trying to outrun reindeer bounding alongside them.

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