Friday, May 30, 2014

Energy Modernization Act

The "Energy Modernization Act" sounds like an act that's on target for making things better for Americans, right?

WRONG!

While other states are demanding that chemicals used in fracking (hydraulic fracturing) be revealed, North Carolina has taken a step backwards.

The Energy Modernization Act will actually prosecute anyone who reveals what those deadly chemicals are.
Fracking Damage

Yes, you read that right.

You may be thinking that all of the problems that have resulted from fracking are due to poor equipment and processes that are not regulated - and you would be right.

The problem is that no one seems to be able to make sure that their "process" is safe and therefore no one should be allowed to continue fracking unless and until the procedure is not damaging our drinking water.

Personally, I believe the damage will go much deeper than that, simply because of the process itself. It is not logical to do this to the planet. The effects are still being studied. Why are we taking chances with our lives?



Republican legislators have sponsored a bill—the so-called “Energy Modernization Act,” SB 786—that, among other things, includes mandatory jail time for anyone who discloses what dangerous chemicals are used in the fracking process. 

The bill does allow for emergency disclosure to “first-responders” like firefighters or health care workers, but then requires them to sign a confidentiality agreement. 

Sign the petition: Stop North Carolina’s sweetheart deal to the fracking industry, by urging the state legislature to reject SB 786.
Sign the petition here. 

Learn more about the studies on fracking and the ongoing debate here.



Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Incantation Bowls to Capture Evil

Incantation bowls - sound like some kind of magical witchy thing, doesn't it?

But it's not.

Ancient bowls have been found that date between the 2nd an 8th centuries AD. They were used to capture evil, the devil, demons, etc. It was believed they had the power to do so.

Interesting that this "need" to be protected arose AFTER the coming of Jesus, historically speaking.

Also interesting, is that the script inside the bowl is just bits and pieces of "real" languages, indicating that were created to pacify the public, at least on some of them.

I firmly believe that we can give power to anything we wish, so if they believed that these bowls protected them, then that faith would be enough unless the faith was tainted with fear, in which case any item or belief would be rendered useless.

Then again, I would believe that they capture negative energies, rather than giving a specific name to the entity, such as devil or demon. How do we know that all of those energies which we consider to be demonic actually consider themselves to be demons? Maybe they're just angry spirits wreaking havoc on all those people that they despised while on earth.

Okay, yes, I jest - a bit. But IF I was to give such power to a "bowl," I would definitely not place limits on which type of negativity it should capture.

I'd say - "Get 'em all!"

I continue to be fascinated learning about ancient religions, practices and the cultures of those who came before us.

The picture below is from Ancient Peoples.

You can learn more about this practice and other bowl discoveries from Biblical Archaeology's Magic Incantation Bowls. 

Incantation Bowl
6th-8th Century AD
Late Post Sasanian 
The text is a ‘pseudoscript’ devised by scribes to give illiterate clients the impression that they were valid incantations. Some bear close resemblance to identifiable forms of writing.
(Source: The British Museum)
Incantation Bowl

Thursday, May 01, 2014

America Strong: Stranger Raises $35k for Exonerated Prisoner



Jonathan with attorneys


  

THIS is the AMERICA that
I Am proud to belong to.


Thank you Alex Sutaru and to all who heeded your call to help this man. The value of your life - and his - cannot be measured by dollar signs, but the love?

Alex Sutaru

Priceless.



America Strong: Stranger Raises $35k for Exonerated Prisoner:

When Alex Sutaru heard the story of Jonathan Fleming, a Brooklyn man exonerated after doing nearly 25 years in a New York prison for a murder he didn’t commit, he knew he had to act. “This is somebody that wasn’t guilty of a crime; he...

There is a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo that has raised over $34,000 to help right this egregious judicial error that punished a man incorrectly.
http://www.crowdfundinsider.com/2014/04/36992-new-yorker-launches-indiegogo-campaign-jonathan-fleming/


And did you know?

One in 25 

Sentenced to Death 

in the U.S. 

Is Innocent, 

Study Claims



Blocked Bill to Raising the Minimum Wage