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Issue 478 In This Issue May 21st, 2016

Editors Corner

Have you ever wondered why "scientific studies", that often appear in the news, can vary so much from one week to the next, or even from one day to the next? Some of the reasons apparently include over-simplification or misinterpretation by the news agencies, or lack of peer review for the study itself. Apparently, in the case of the last one, this happens quite often as there is very little incentive in being anything but the first person to discover something. Click here

Something a little more solid then the apparently average "scientific study", have you heard that Texas is building a Gold Bullion Depository and intends on having it completed next year? Apparently, through a gold backed bank based around this, Texans will have the opportunity to open accounts similar to checking or savings accounts at traditional banks. Their account, of course, would be valued in gold rather than dollars. They may even be able to make gold transactions electronically. Click here

On a slightly different subject, are you aware that a company in Japan is looking to create a man-made meteor shower? It'll apparently be like fireworks, except over a much larger area. They intend on showing it off at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. 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
Ana Vollmann

We invite you, friends and family, to celebrate the joyous life of our beloved Ana Vollmann.

Sunday - June 5, 2016
3:00 to 7:00 pm
At the NOWNESS Retreat Center
22410 Aislinn Oir Ln SE
Yelm WA 98597
(360) 894 1363

Please bring your loving memories of Ana and a potluck dish/beverage to share

Currency Watch

Texas Bullion Depository: Gold Backed Bank To Be Completed Next Year
Last year Texas Governor Gregg Abbott signed HB 483, allowing the creation of the Texas Gold Depository. “With the passage of this bill, the Texas Bullion Depository will become the first state-level facility of its kind in the nation, increasing the security and stability of our gold reserves and keeping taxpayer funds from leaving Texas to pay for fees to store gold in facilities outside our state,” he said last June. This gold bank would allow Texas to recover the gold that it has stored in New York vaults, and give Texan citizens and institutions a chance to store their gold in the facility, and open checking and savings accounts that would be valued in gold rather than dollars. This even opens the possibility of making gold transactions electronically for the very first time. Now several companies are offering competing plans to build the depository, including Brinks, Anthem Vaults, and Texas Precious Metals. TPM wants to create a sprawling 46,000-square-foot facility with 12-inch concrete walls. Brinks would utilize a series of preexisting vaults that they own and operate in Texas, while Anthem vaults would build “multiple vaulting locations throughout Texas to enable all Texans access to their bullion within a reasonable distance from their homes.”

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Food Watch

Central Valley's growing concern: Crops raised with oil field water
Here in California's thirsty farm belt, where pumpjacks nod amid neat rows of crops, it's a proposition that seems to make sense: using treated oil field wastewater to irrigate crops. Oil giant Chevron recycles 21 million gallons of that water each day and sells it to farmers who use it on about 45,000 acres of crops, about 10% of Kern County's farmland. State and local officials praise the 2-decade-old program as a national model for coping with the region's water shortages. As California's four-year drought lingers and authorities scramble to conserve every drop, agricultural officials have said that more companies are seeking permits to begin similar programs. The heightened interest in recycling oil field wastewater has raised concern over the adequacy of safety measures in place to prevent contamination from toxic oil production chemicals.

Oil field water: In the May 3 Section A, an article about the use of recycled oil field water in California agriculture said that samples contained acetone and methylene chloride after treatment. Acetone was found in testing in 2014, but not in a March 2015 test.

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Health Watch

Can too little sunlight actually reduce your life span?
A substantial new study has found that women who received more "active sunlight exposure" were at far less risk for cardiovascular disease, meaning they are likely to liver longer, healthier lives. The study, published in March in the Journal of Internal Medicine, found that the avoidance of direct sun could actually be as harmful to a person as smoking. As reported by Wake Up World, the study was conducted by Swedish researchers who studied 30,000 women, assessing the differences in sun exposure as a risk factor for all-cause mortality. The 20-year study involved the Melanoma in Southern Sweden (MISS) sampling of women aged 25–64, and recruited into the study from 1990 to 1992. When sun exposure habits were analyzed using modern survival statistics, researchers made two major observations: -- Women with active sun exposure habits were mainly at a lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and noncancer/non-CVD death as compared to those who avoided sun exposure; and -- As a result of their increased survival, the relative contribution of cancer death increased in these women.

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On The Lighter Side

Man-made meteor shower to dazzle skies at 2020 Olympics

A Japanese startup is aiming for the stars, literally, after detailing plans to create a man-made meteor shower for the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. Known as ‘Sky Canvas,’ the pyrotechnics show will be visible across an area of 200km (125 miles), about 400-times wider than a usual fireworks display.

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May 25th, 7pm to 8:30pm: Days for Girls Organizing Meeting
We are starting a new Days for Girls project for 2016. Come learn about how you can help and all the ways to participate in this rewarding endeavor. Click here or scroll down to "Days for Girls" for more info. Everyone welcome.
17008 146th Ave SE, Yelm - For directions or more info call: 360-480-5790

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

Days for Girls
Ready, Set, Here We Sew Again!

Last year the Yelm Chapter of Days for Girls delivered 100 feminine hygiene kits to young girls in Sierra Leone. It took us four months of concentrated effort by an amazing team of committed, caring individuals to make it happen. AND now we are ready to get started on our next project. It is an amazing feeling to realize that each kit, made with our own hands, travels thousands of miles around the globe into the hands of a precious young woman that will use it for three years to be able to stay in school for an additional five days each month. That is a gift of 180 days during those three years. 180 days that she will not be ostracized, left to bleed in isolation and shame. She will be able to stay in school and ultimately contribute to raising her family out of the soul-sucking cycle of poverty. Statistics show that for every year a girl stays in school after the age of 12 her family’s income increases by 20%. Three years will compound the benefits of her education into unlimited possibilities for her, her family and her community.

So... that is why we are doing this labor of love and why we invite you to join our efforts. If you can sew that’s great, but we have lots of other jobs that anyone can do. Come to our organizing meeting this Wednesday evening at 7pm at 17008 146th Ave SE, Yelm. If you need directions or additional information, call 360-480-5790. Just bring yourself and a great attitude.

Something Worth Knowing

Scientific Studies
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GMO Watch

Big Candy Breaks Up With GMO Sugar Beets, Leaves GM Producers In Lurch
Despite a world-wide economic depression, U.S. consumers appear to be fighting back against the power of Big Agri and GMO food corporations. After seizing control of virtually all the means of production of sugar beets, GM food corporations might be getting dealt a blow that resembles a self-imposed checkmate. Ever since around eight years ago, almost all the sugar beet farmers in the United States started growing GMO sugar beets. These GM beets are genetically modified to tolerate Roundup, aka glyphosate, obviously Monsanto and other Big Ag companies were quite pleased with the status quo. But in the past two years, with an increase in awareness about the dangers of GMOs, consumers have begun to demand another option for their sugar goods, seek out sweets that do not contain GMOs and pressure manufacturers to discontinue using the GMO sugar beets. Big Ag is not accustomed to changing their behavior based on a consumer. In fact, Big Ag’s motto seems to be “Eat GMOs or starve.” But because of the change in the consumer appetite, manufacturers have, at the very least, seen dollar signs in regards to the non-GMO sugar beet market. For instance, Hershey’s, one of the largest sugar users in the country, has begun transitioning from GMO sugar beets to sugar cane – a plant that is not currently genetically modified.

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Triad Theater
Calendar of Events

May 20th & 21st @ 7pm: MOVIE - "Where to Invade Next"
YEP - So nice we're showing it twice! Cost is $8

May 21st & 22nd, Noon to 4pm: Second Annual Shitzale
IMMEDIATELY ​After the Shitzale at 4:00pm is "The Grunge Fashion Show" -- a hilarious ending to the Shitzale! Ramp modeling of latest fashions for the chic mud-slinger, rancher, country girl motif gal and street walker a la Yelm!

May 28th @ 2:30pm: Miceal hosting a special evening with Dr. Rodrigo
Dr. Rodrigo will give an understanding of the entire Keshe technology. He will also instruct us on how to construct the home power units for ourselves, and will describe how to avail of the health applications of the Keshe Plasma Devices. $35 at the door.

Sundays in June, 1pm to 4pm: Art Classes - Charcoals & Acrylics
CLICK HERE for details and enrollment information. Taught by Artist Susan Tabor.

June 11th: Miceal is back in Conversations with Miceal
Details posted soon.

June 24th @ 7pm: Laura Eisenhower with Brooks Agnew
Get your tickets. Available on our website by CLICKING HERE $45 for VIP seating and $35 for Regular. Who is she? FIND OUT HERE

June 25th @ 7pm: Laura Eisenhower with Brooks Agnew - Special evening by the fireside
Limited seating. $125 per person.

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Phoenix Rising School

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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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