Praying for Palmyra: Russian maestro leads orchestra
in ruins of ancient city
Such humanity at this time is sorely needed! ~J
Please Click the title link to read the story and listen to the concert including a statement by President Putin 🙂 ~J
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Please note that all videos now have in their title, a link. All videos are available to everyone, but perhaps not as a result of and because I’ve put them on my blog.
In preparation for the New Moon tomorrow, we follow the directive of the Balsamic Moon phase to release what we do not want to carry with us into the next lunar cycle. Balsamic Moon phase is the time to “weed out” our “field of consciousness” to begin anew with the best possible circumstances.
This means that the mindset, feelings, beliefs, and hopes, wishes, and dreams (or the lack thereof) that we have today influence the “quality” of our experience next month. In other words if we “load in” poor quality nutrients (fears and worries), our experience will not be as rich.
The cessation of negativity is needed on this last day of the month that sets the tone for the rest of the solar-lunar year.
This is no easy feat when much of the day’s energetics are dominated by a Moon-Black Moon conjunction, which naturally brings up fears and negativity.
But this also brings up an opportunity. The ability to transcend a fear, worry, or issue is greatly heightened right now, and when we turn that fear, worry, or issue over to a higher power (i.e. release it), we perform an act of power.
Acts of spiritual power underlie the entire next lunar cycle, as it discharges the energetic of “a symbolic battle between torches and swords.” Light overcomes might.
2016-05-01 Simon Parkes Q&A
The Defense Department has farmed out to a private company much of the criminal investigation and trials of the men accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, according to federal records and sources affiliated with the trials who spoke to BuzzFeed News.
What’s more, the government has hired the same firm, SRA International, to serve both the prosecution and defense teams, sparking concerns of a conflict of interest that could undermine the integrity of one of the most significant terrorism cases in modern history.
Sound a little odd? It’s not the only fishy thing about the 9/11 trials …
Most Americans don’t even know how many countries their government is currently bombing (it was at least seven by 2014). Obama dropped 23,144 bombs in Middle Eastern countries in 2015 alone. By that count, you’d think ISIS would be erased from the face of the planet. Instead, more and more “boots” are being placed “on the ground” in Iraq and Syria all the time. Just because no one has said it’s an official “war” doesn’t make it anything less… and people aren’t even paying attention anymore to whether or not the wars our government is waging are actually Constitutional or not.
Now an Army Captain with “ISIS Operation Inherent Resolve” stationed at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait has filed a lawsuit against his Commander-in-Chief over the Unconstitutional war Obama is waging against ISIS.
US President Barack Obama was in the beleaguered Michigan city of Flint for a briefing, community meeting, and speech amid allegations of “willful and criminal neglect” over its poison water crisis.
RT: Over 2,500 Georgia children tested positive for lead poisoning last year Like Flint, is this just another ‘complete screwup’?
More than 2,500 children in Georgia tested positive for lead poisoning in 2014, according to a new report, the latest sign that the dangerous neurotoxin poses a risk to Americans beyond the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
The issue of lead contamination in the US continues to expand beyond the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, as more than 2,500 children in Georgia tested positive for lead poisoning in 2014, according to a new report.
The most affected areas are located the greater Atlanta area, in the counties of Cobb, Dekalb, Fulton, and Gwinnett, according to a report by WXIA News. Eight more counties are also considered high-risk for children, Georgia Health News reports: Bibb, Chatham, Glynn, Hall, Richmond, Sumter, Thomas and Troup.
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NATO’s new chief military commander in Europe, Curtis Scaparrotti, vowed to continue his predecessor’s policy of opposing Russia. In Moscow he is seen as an even bigger warmonger by some officials. . .
NATO is facing a “resurgent Russia striving to project itself as a world power,” Scaparrotti said, as cited by the Pentagon. Other concerns for NATO are terrorism, as well as a refugee crisis “being driven by instability in North Africa and the Middle East,” he said.
“To address these challenges, we must continue to maintain and enhance our levels of readiness and our agility in the spirit of being able to fight tonight if deterrence fails,” he said. . .
Scaparrotti’s pledge to continue Breedlove’s policies was received with contempt in Moscow.
“By stating that NATO should be ‘able to fight tonight’ with Russia the new chief commander of the alliance has surpassed his predecessor in warmongering,” said Aleksey Pushkov, the chair of the Russian parliamentary committee for foreign relations.
Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday that “a resurgent Russia” posed military threat to no country and that the alliance should better seek points of mutual interest with Russia, like fighting terrorism.
“Russia certainly cannot ignore any action that can potentially threaten its national security. In this regard Russia will continue to defend its interests,” he added.
NATO is planning to deploy at least 4,000 additional troops on Russia’s border, the Pentagon announced this week. Russia is responding by forming three new divisions in its west and south, each with some 10,000 troops.
The first U.S. shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) arrived in Portugal last week and Gazprom did not immediately cut its own gas prices for Europe. While European media has hailed the entry of U.S. gas into the market as a game-changer and a monopoly-breaker, in the short term, nothing has changed at all.
The Western Press is as deluded as the Saudi-funded terrorists. Trying to pin blame on the SAA for striking a field hospital run by terrorist-enabling quacks and spies like the MSF did nothing to shake the belief of hundreds of millions that this war is a crime against the Syrian people. Now, plumbing to even deeper depths than one can possibly imagine, the MSM is trying to blame our army for bombing a hospital inside government-held territory! It’s becoming a laugh riot. And, of course, it really makes no difference. Here’s a little secret: Why haven’t the Western Media not conducted polls to see how their constituents feel about a war against Syria? Would that not be normal to buttress some foreign policy around that principle?
Here’s the truth . . .
The Syrian conflict involves a public relations war with a level of sophistication we’ve never seen before, geopolitical analyst Patrick Henningsen told RT.
Russia and the US agreed Wednesday to extend the ceasefire in Syria to Aleppo, the country’s second largest city. The Syrian government has accepted the terms of the agreement, with the Syrian Army saying the ceasefire will come into effect on Thursday night and will last for 48 hours.
RT: How much of an effect could the ceasefire, agreed by Moscow and Washington, have on the situation in Aleppo? . . . continue reading 🙂 . . .
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the United States is attempting to include positions held by al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front terrorists in a regime of calm in the northwestern Aleppo Province during Washington’s talks with Moscow on the issue.
Lavrov made the remarks in an exclusive interview with Russia’s Sputnik news agency published on Wednesday.
“During the negotiations, our US partners actually tried to draw the borders of this ‘zone of silence’ to include a significant number of positions occupied by al-Nusra [Front]. We managed to exclude this as it is absolutely unacceptable,” Lavrov said.
Such a move by Washington indicated that “someone wants to use the Americans to stop al-Nusra being targeted by strikes,” he added.
US-NATO is not prepared to let go in Syria.
While the US sponsored Al Qaeda and ISIS rebels have largely been defeated, with the support of Russia, Iran and Hezbollah, the Obama administration is now intent upon replenishing so to speak its “moderate opposition” brigades inside Syria with a new influx of jihadist fighters.
Following the decimation of Daesh-al Nusrah positions throughout the country, thousands of Islamic militants have fled amidst the outflow of refugees.
The Western military alliance has responded to this defeat of “moderate” rebel positions by replenishing its proxy army, – ie. recruiting and training a new horde of mercenaries and jihadists with the support of Turkey, Israel and Saudi Arabia.
In this regard, the ongoing Battle for Aleppo is absolutely crucial. “Thousands of terrorists” were reported to have crossed the Turkey-Syria border in early May. No doubt, they will be deployed against government forces in Aleppo:
“Syrian Prime Minister Wael Nader al-Halqi also warned that more than 5,000 fresh militants crossed the border into the Northwestern provinces of Aleppo and Idlib from Turkey, stressing that the ceasefire agreement was being violated by certain parties.”
The ongoing border crossing of terrorists into Syria is facilitated by the Turkish authorities.
The Syrian government accused the West of “aiding in the escalation of terrorist activity and arming terrorists.”
. . . A Proxy War against Russia? . . . continue reading
In a telegram sent to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Assad said the Syrian army would not accept anything less than “attaining final victory” and “crushing the aggression” in its fight against militants in the city of Aleppo and elsewhere in the country.
Aleppo has been the scene of a “regime of calm” brokered by Russia and the United States since early on Thursday. It has been divided between government forces in the west and militants in the east since 2012, a year after the conflict broke out in Syria.
The 48-hour ceasefire took hold in the city on Thursday, with residents returning to the streets as fighting subsided.
On Sunday, the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo saw the largest march with around 100,000 people, according to organizers, in three separate marches. Rousseff appeared at the CUT march in Sao Paulo, alongside the mayor of Sao Paulo, Fernando Haddad, and the president of the Workers’ Party, Rui Falcao.
During a speech to the crowd, Rousseff announced a new policy measure, according to Brazilian daily O Globo, saying that her flagship social welfare program Bolsa Familia would be increased by 9 per cent. Bolsa Familia is an ambitious cash-transfer scheme that has helped elevate millions of Brazilians out of poverty. Funds are channelled through the mothers of poor and working-class families. The scheme was launched nationwide by President Lula’s administration in 2003 and its exemplary success has cemented support for Rousseff’s Workers Party among the poorest in Brazil.
On Sunday, Rousseff also announced that 25,000 new houses would be built within the Mi Casa, Mi Vida (My Home, My Life) program, the renewal of the contracts of foreign doctors in the Más Médicos (More Doctors) program, an increase in paternity leave for public officials and an adjustment to the rental tax to benefit workers.
In other cities such as Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Manaus, Joao Pessoa, Recife and Salvador, Rousseff supporters marched, saying they would not allow her impeachment.
If an economic system collapses in the woods and no one is paying attention, are there any consequences outside the woods? Well, yes, of course. As with most situations financial and global, however, consequences are not usually taken very seriously until they have spawned a vast bog of sewage we all have to then swim through.
The issue is and always will be “interdependency,” and the dissolution of sovereign borders. Take a close look at the European Union, for example.
Canadian Oil Sands Fire . . . I can’t help but wonder about this event. Was it ‘natural” was it contrived? If so, who and why? What is the message and to whom? What might the fallout be?
Howmuch.net came out with some infographics to show that from 2000 to 2015. What we would highlight here is the notable shift from the U.S. depending heavily on Middle East countries and Mexico, to depending more on America’s neighbor to the north, Canada.
In 2000, the U.S. imported 661 million barrels of oil from Canada, 503 million barrels from Mexico, and a combined 902 million barrels from Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait.