Friday, February 28, 2014

Native American Ancestors Likely Isolated On Bering Land Bridge For 10,000 Years 
New research suggest the first Americans came from northeast Asia during the ice age and were isolated on the Bering Land Bridge for up to 10,000 years.
This migration theory, dubbed the "Beringia Standstill," was first proposed in 2007 and later supported by DNA evidence from about 600 Native Americans, a University of Colorado at Boulder. Mutations in the DNA suggested their direct Siberian ancestors were isolated in the region for thousands of years.
"A number of supporting pieces have fallen in place during the last decade, including new evidence that central Beringia supported a shrub tundra region with some trees during the last glacial maximum and was characterized by surprisingly mild temperatures, given the high latitude," CU-Boulder researcher John Hoffecker, lead author of a short paper said in the news release.
Many researchers believe humans first entered the Americas 15,000 years ago when glaciers retreated, allowing a pathway for migration. There would have been wood in Beringia at the time, which could have been used as fuel.
"The climate on the land bridge and adjacent parts of Siberia and Alaska was a bit wetter than the interior regions like central Alaska and the Yukon, but not a lot warmer," co-author Scott Elias of Royal Holloway, University of London, said in the news release. "Our data show that woody shrubs were available on the land bridge, which would have facilitated the making of fires by the people there." Read More

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Chasing the Biggest Story on Earth: ‘The Sixth Extinction’ Looks at Human Impact on the Environment

[New York Times]
When Elizabeth Kolbert joined The New Yorker in 1999, after more than a decade covering New York politics as a reporter and columnist for The New York Times, she began gravitating to environmental issues.
“The magazine has a history in this area,” she told me in one of two recent conversations. “They’d published Rachel Carson. It was unoccupied territory at the time.”
This week Ms. Kolbert, 52, published her second major book on the environment, “The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History” (Henry Holt), which asks science-based questions about whether humans might be causing mass extinction. (Her first, “Field Notes From a Catastrophe,” was about climate change.)
What follows is an edited and condensed version of our conversations.
Q. How does a journalist take on a topic this big — mass extinction?

Saturday, February 22, 2014

'Putting the next generation of brains in danger'

(CNN) The number of chemicals known to be toxic to children's developing brains has doubled over the last seven years, researchers said.
Dr. Philip Landrigan at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and Dr. Philippe Grandjean from Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, authors of the review published Friday in The Lancet Neurology journal, say the news is so troubling they are calling for a worldwide overhaul of the regulatory process in order to protect children's brains.
"We know from clinical information on poisoned adult patients that these chemicals can enter the brain through the blood brain barrier and cause neurological symptoms," said Grandjean.
"When this happens in children or during pregnancy, those chemicals are extremely toxic, because we now know that the developing brain is a uniquely vulnerable organ. Also, the effects are permanent."
The two have been studying industrial chemicals for about 30 years. In 2006, they published data identifying five chemicals as neurotoxicants -- substances that impact brain development and can cause a number of neurodevelopmental disabilities including attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism, dyslexia and other cognitive damage, they said.
Those five are lead, methylmercury, arsenic, polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, and toluene.
Banned in the United States in 1979, PCBs were used in hundreds of products including paint, plastic, rubber products and dyes. Toluene is in household products like paint thinners, detergents, nail polish, spot removers and antifreeze.
Now, after further review, six more chemicals have been added to the list: manganese; fluoride; tetrachloroethylene, a solvent; a class of chemicals called polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or flame retardants; and two pesticides, chlorpyrifos, which is widely used in agriculture, and dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, or DDT.
"The continuing research has identified six new chemicals that are toxic to the developing human brain," said Landrigan. "We're turning up chemicals at the rate of about one a year that we're discovering are capable of damaging the developing brain of a human fetus or human infant." Read More

Climate Engineering Weather Warfare, and the Collapse of Civilization

Friday, February 14, 2014

Earth Changes and the New Normal

In this interview Lori Toye with radio interviewer Richard Dugan – Tell Me Your Story – explores the Time of Change and the impact this will have on Earth. Extreme weather events marked by the recent Polar Vortex, wildfires, and warming oceans mark our entrance into a time that is unique and unprecedented. Yet, over twenty years ago Lori Toye, along with a group of extraordinary women explored this prophetic Time of Change in weekly meetings with Spiritual Teachers who carefully described our entrance into these times as an opportunity to change our perceptions, and how to heal and grow spiritually. Lori shares her experiences in her latest book, “Sisters of the Flame,” and describes humanity’s entrance into the Cellular Awakening, the prophesied changes to our human DNA, and our new familiarity with the Super Senses of the Fourth Dimension. This includes our personal and collective opportunity to experience the innate Godhead through love, cooperation, and the ONE. You will enjoy this engaging conversation about the cultural and social Tipping Point we now face through concurrent Earth Changes and humanity’s shift into the new paradigm of the Divine Feminine.

Looking To Escape The Polar Vortex? Head North To Alaska

(NPR) Many Alaskans are watching the lower 48 suffer through the cold and snowy winter with one reaction: envy. That's because Alaska is enduring the opposite, facing record high temperatures and extremely low snow totals. Alaska Public Radio Network's Annie Feidt reports that the unusual weather has made it difficult for residents to enjoy the winter sports, like skiing, that are popular in the state.

The Deep South is preparing for another blast of wintry weather. Snow, ice and freezing rain are expected in parts of Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia, over the next day. In Alaska, people are watching with envy. That's because the state is enduring the opposite: record high temperatures and very little snow. Organizers of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race are considering moving the starting line from Anchorage, hundreds of miles north to Fairbanks. And the weather has also made life difficult for the state's avid skiers.
Alaska Public Radio's Annie Feidt reports on how they're coping.
ANNIE FEIDT, BYLINE: There are no long lift lines to contend with on a recent day at Alyeska Ski Resort, 40 miles south of Anchorage. But there isn't much snow, either. Brad von Wichman is standing in ski boots at the bottom of the hill. He says the skiing is surprisingly decent.
BRAD VON WICHMAN: So the groom is pretty good. It really is. It's fast snow, fast conditions. If you get off, there's some avalanche chunks and some trees and things like that you got to watch out for.
FEIDT: There are other hazards, too. In places where there are usually feet of snow, this year, it's just a thin layer. And at the base area, it's speckled with chunks of gravel.
WICHMAN: George, guys. That's the downside to all this - the rocks everywhere.
FEIDT: Von Wichman's son comes speeding by with a group of friends.
WICHMAN: When you see sparks coming from their skis, that's a bad thing.
FEIDT: Alyeska is known for getting a lot of snow. The upper mountain averages more than 50 feet each season. But this winter is different. It's been nearly a month since any significant snow fell. And in January, the mountain, along with most of Alaska, endured two weeks of rainy, warm weather that's more typical of early June. The same weather pattern that sent the polar vortex diving into the lower 48 pushed warm air and moisture from the subtropics up into Alaska. The result? Temperatures that were hard to believe. Read More and Listen to NPR Broadcast

UK FLOODS Threatens LONDON as River Thames Breaches its Banks, ARMY Call...

Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Seeds of a New Generation

[New York Times] by Michael Moss
John D. Jackson lives in the heart of the Corn Belt, where most of the corn has nothing to do with sweet kernels on the cob. His farm in Southern Illinois typically grows field corn, the high-starch variety that is turned into ethanol and cattle feed. He also works as a logistics manager for Archer Daniels Midland, the agricultural giant that produces the other big artifact of this crop: high fructose corn syrup.
But on 10 of his 700 acres, Mr. Jackson broke from this culture of corn last fall by planting something people can sink their teeth into. With a tractor and an auger, he drilled four-foot holes in his soil, added fertilizer and put in 48 apple trees bearing Gold Rush, Jonagold, Enterprise and the sweet-tart blushing globe called the Crimson Crisp. This year he plans to add more apple trees, blackberry bushes and possibly some vegetables.
Mr. Jackson is part of a small but eager cadre of corn farmers who are starting to switch sides, as it were, lured by a little-appreciated fact of farm economics: There is vastly more money to be made in growing other vegetables and fruits. While an acre of corn is projected to net average farmers $284 this year after expenses, and just $34 if they rent the land, as is common, an apple orchard on that same acre will make $2,000 or more, according to crop analysts. A sophisticated vegetable operation using the popular plastic covers called high tunnels, which increase yields and extend the growing season, can push that figure as high as $100,000
Until recently, farmers in the nation’s heartland could only dream about such profits because there were so few ways to sell their produce locally. California dominates vegetable production, with a vast infrastructure of distribution and transportation to stores coast to coast. But the rising demand for fresh, indigenous produce has spawned new markets — from grocers to restaurants to school cafeterias — that are making it possible for more Midwestern farmers to give fruits and vegetables a go. Read More

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Awaken with the Sisters of the Flame on the Hundredth Monkey Radio Show

Lori Toye with hosts Tom and Ramon on the Hundredth Monkey Radio premieres the book “Sisters of the Flame: An Introduction to the Ascended Masters of the I AM America Teachings.” This is Book Two of a trilogy (Book One, “A Teacher Appears”) and continues Lori Toye’s autobiographical story and her amazing journey with the teachings of Spiritual Teachers - both physical and ethereal. The Earth Changes prophecies presented in this interview place an emphasis on consciousness and personal change through the E-Motion, Cellular Awakening, and how to initiate the Ascension Process. This leads the student to experience Fourth Dimension, and new levels of Spiritual Awakening. "Sisters of the Flame," goes on to explore the innate nurturing, feminine side of every human being.

Monday, February 3, 2014

If you track the orbit of Venus relative to Earth for 8 years this is the resulting pattern.

I just received this email from Andras Nevai, and it was so interesting I had to share it on my blog. The graphic below depicts the orbit of Venus relative to our Earth. What fascinates me is that Venus is one of the alleged homes of many Spiritual Teachers and you will notice that the orbit's center pattern is a five-pointed star. This is also an important symbol that the Spiritual Teachers have asked to always be included in the I AM America Spiritual Teachings! - Lori

Here is the email:
"We live so much on the surface, when just beneath the skin there are countless wonders! What are the implications here for Sacred Geometry, Mathematics, Vibrational Healing, Astrological Influence . . . and much much more?

This pattern or form vibrates to Chakra  3  (will power, ego, wisdom) at about 1/3 or 33% of normal.
It also vibrates to Chakras or Dimensions 4, 8, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33, 35, 37, and 39 at about 400% of “normal” energy or power.

Thus viewing, contemplating, or meditating upon this form will give access to not only an Earth- Venusian Vibration Set, but opens the possibility to admittance to very high vibrational levels of consciousness."

If you track the orbit of Venus relative to the Earth for 8 years this is the resulting pattern.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Volcanic ash smothers part of Indonesia

(CNN) Sunday morning arrived in North Sumatra, Indonesia, with webcams from the Indonesia Geologic Agency showing a translucent sky the color of dirty milk enveloping the top of Mount Sinabung, the volcano that had erupted several times on Saturday.
Plumes of ash had spewed more than a mile into the sky and descended in superheated clouds impossible for those too close to the volcano to escape. By the time the final eruption had ended, at least 14 people had been killed, a government official told CNN. Read More