Monthly Archives: February 2012

Absolutely Incredible Discovery (Thanks, Vk!)

 Hofnerman1 | June 26 2009

Derinkuyu Underground City is located in the homonymous Derinkuyu district in Nevşehir Province, Turkey…….It was opened for visitors as of 1969 and to date, only ten percent of the underground city is accessible for tourists. Its eight floors extend at a depth of approximately 85m.

The underground city at Derinkuyu has all the usual amenities found in other underground complexes across Cappadocia, such as wine and oil presses, stables, cellars, storage rooms, refectories, and chapels. Unique to the Derinkuyu complex and located on the second floor is a spacious room with a barrel vaulted ceiling. It has been reported that this room was used as a religious school and the rooms to the left were studies. Between the third and fourth levels is a vertical staircase. This passage way leads to a cruciform church on the lowest level.

The large 55m ventilation shaft appears to have been used as a well. The shaft also provided water to both the villagers above and, if the outside world was not accessible, to those in hiding.

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Feinstein to Challenge Indefinite Detention Law

Carolyn Lochhead (San Fran. Chronicle) | RS_News | February 29 2012

Sen. Dianne Feinstein today will challenge a law signed by President Obama that allows the military to arrest and imprison, without charge or trial, Americans suspected of terrorism.

The California Democrat has argued that the detainee provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act are a contemporary version of a World War II executive order that sent about 110,000 Japanese Americans to relocation camps throughout California and the West in what is considered one of the most shameful episodes in U.S. history.

Feinstein will chair a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on a bill she is sponsoring, the Due Process Guarantee Act, that would change the detainee portions of the law that the president signed in December. The bill has 24 co-sponsors including four Republicans, Mark Kirk of Illinois, Mike Lee of Utah, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Jerry Moran of Kansas.

Among those scheduled to testify today is Lorraine Bannai, a law professor at Seattle Universitywhose parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles were incarcerated at the Manzanar relocation camp in the California desert during World War II.

Since Obama signed the law, it has generated an outcry from an unusual coalition of groups on the liberal left and libertarian right. Legislatures in several states, including Virginia, Missouri and Tennessee, have passed resolutions to urge that the law not be implemented.

Due Process Violated?

Critics contend the law violates basic due-process rights and turns back a post-Reconstruction injunction against using the military against civilians at home.

Bruce Fein, a former Justice Department official in the Reagan administration, said the law “authorizes the president to employ the military to show up on any of our doorsteps and say, ‘We think, based upon secret facts, you’re … in some kind of way associated with al Qaeda that is fighting against our coalition partners, whoever they are. You can’t challenge any of our evidence, and you can go to Guantanamo Bay and rot for the rest of your life.’ ”

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Millions Join Strikes Across India Demanding Reforms

Common Dreams Staff | Common Dreams | February 28 2012

Indians demanding improved rights for employees, trade unions and political activists

Millions of people, including members of the nation’s eleven largest trade unions, took to the streets across India today in a nationwide strike that seeks a remedy to rampant inflation, an end to the privatization of public entities, and increased labor protections — including calls for a social security system and a minimum wage. The strikes were mostly aimed at the financial institutions, the postal service, and the transportation sector.

Eleven trade unions backed the strike call, posing a challenge to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his administration (AFP, Diptendu Dutta)

Agence France-Presse reports:

A nationwide strike called by trade unions including those affiliated with the government hit Indian cities Tuesday, as millions joined the call for tighter labour laws and a minimum wage.

Eleven central trade unions backed the strike call, posing a fresh challenge to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his leftist administration, which had called on the unions to call off the show of force.

“We are fighting for our rights against a government that is anti-people.” –Gurudas Dasgupta

“This is a historic occasion. For the first time all the big trade unions have come together to protest the anti-labour polices of the government,” All India Trade Union Congress general secretary Gurudas Dasgupta told AFP.

Among the unions’ demands are a national minimum wage, permanent jobs for 50 million contract labourers, more government efforts to rein in the rising cost of living, and an end to the sale of stakes in profitable public companies.

“We gave the government ample opportunity to discuss these issues. Now striking is the only option before us,” Dasgupta said.

“We are fighting for our rights against a government that is anti-people,” he added.

The Indian Express adds:

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Greg Hunter ~ Dollar Alternative Anyone?

USAWatchdog.com | February 27 2012

Countries around the world have been actively seeking ways to not do business in dollars for the past few years.  The U.S. dollar is the so-called world reserve currency, but the big question is for how long?  China and Japan are beginning to shun the dollar in trade between the two countries.  Mind you, this is the 2nd biggest economy in the world doing business without dollars with the 3rd biggest economy in the world.  Russia and China, also, have an agreement tonot use the dollar, and even India recently announced it would trade gold for oil with Iran. Additionally, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has been calling for an alternative to the buck.  The big push is not because the U.S. dollar is held in the highest regard but because it is losing its luster on the world stage.   After all, the debt debacle facing America is worse than what the Greeks are facing according to a new report from U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions. Senator Sessions says every man, woman and child in the country is saddled with $44,000 in debt.

The difference is the U.S. can print money, Greece cannot, and that is the problem for the rest of the world.  Every dollar that is created devalues the other dollars in existence.  America spends 43 cents more than it takes in every year.  There is a current $15 trillion national debt and future commitments that some economists say exceeds $200 trillion.  Last August, Congress raised the debt ceiling $2.1 trillion to $16.4 trillion.  That money is likely to run out before the November 2012 election, and then, Congress will need to raise it again or the U.S. will face default.  My money is on yet another debt ceiling increase.  Is there any wonder why the world wants to move away from the dollar?  The more you have of something, the less it is worth.

Now, even some U.S. states want to do business in something other than dollars.  Wyoming is the latest to consider what some are calling the “Doomsday bill.”  A local news organization called Trib.com reported last week, “State representatives on Friday advanced legislation to launch a study into what Wyoming should do in the event of a complete economic or political collapse in the United States. . . . The task force would look at the feasibility of  Wyoming issuing its own alternative currency, if needed. . . . “I don’t think there’s anyone in this room today what would come up here and say that this country is in good shape, that the world is stable and in good shape — because that is clearly not the case,” state Rep. Lorraine Quarberg, R-Thermopolis, said. “To put your head in the sand and think that nothing bad’s going to happen, and that we have no obligation to the citizens of the state of Wyoming to at least have the discussion, is not healthy.”  

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Salusa ~ The Call For Freedom From Your Oppressors Has Been Answered

Mike Quinsey Blog | February 29 2012

If anyone doubted that time has speeded up, you have only to consider the speed at which the first two months have passed, and so it shall continue right through to Ascension. The call for freedom from your oppressors has been answered and their ability to cause further problems has been addressed, and they no longer have the powerful bases that maintained their hold over you. They may seek to change matters, but it is now beyond their scope to reverse the affect of the actions against them. Their roles have been reduced to ones of only a nuisance value, and soon their activities will have all but evaporated as their power structure is taken apart. Having come thus far it only remains for us to remove the Illuminati, and a major part of our mission will have been completed.

Our allies with our help are doing all they can to push the media to return to true and factual reporting, and to remove the gags and censorship that has been used to hide the truth from you. With so much going on we would like to see them bring you up to date reports of the worldwide resignations, and arrests of top people involved in criminal acts. Such information will serve to give others the confidence to come forward, and help cleanse banking and politics from the immoral and unscrupulous activities of those who only work for self. You can expect some astonishing events very soon that will show without doubt, that the old paradigm has been shattered never to rise once again.

Be assured that as the old is being dismantled, so its replacements are ready to fill the vacuum. It has been planned so that the inconvenience to you is kept to a minimum. There will be short periods of difficulty, as the changes are massive and something of a challenge even for us. However, as with every other aspect of our mission the object is to quickly introduce you to the new technologies, and provide you with the necessary means to become self sufficient. We want to make you as free as possible to enjoy what we have brought you, that will lift you up into the next level of experience. By then we will have made full contact with you, and we shall have established a good working relationship together. Life will change for the better in such a short time, and waves of happiness will sweep across the world.

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Greg Giles ~ As Your Efforts Continue The Reality You Wish To Experience Begins To Manifest

Ascension Earth 2012 | February 28 2012

These events we speak of are not events that can or cannot happen, these are events that can happen and will happen because you made them happen. We of the Galactic Commands have said to you time and again that the events that so many of you wish to experience are within your grasp, but it is you as a collective that must choose to experience these events, and it is you that will make them a reality. How this is done has also been explained to you, but certainly bears repeating here.

The events you wish to experience such as the arrests of the leaders of the criminal Cabal, as well as a reunion with us, your Star Families, can be manifested by your consent and your intent. Action is then necessarily applied and the reality you wish to experience is yours. This is how it works. Simple enough, is it not dear ones?

We at this time are asking for your permission to join you in your world and we see many of you welcoming us warmly. We also see many of you taking action to make your wishes a reality by helping to spread the word of our arrival. We also see many of you who have made your intentions clear that you wish to see the arrests of members of the criminal Cabal, and many who are also taking action to make your wishes a reality by assisting to spread this news as well.

As your efforts continue, the reality you wish to experience begins to manifest. If you stopped your efforts in this regard today, the reality you wished to create would begin to un-manifest and dissolve. The reason for this would appear to you to be a mundane reason, legal reason, technical issue, political issue and so on, but the catalyst behind these apparent reasons would be nothing but mundane, it would be because you as a collective chose to no longer manifest this reality.

This is important to understand today as so many of you, our Lightworkers who were chosen to be here to help manifest a new reality for this planet and her people, choose to sit by and wait for events to happen for them, instead of making events happen by them. Do you see and understand the difference? We see many of you asking for us to make ourselves known to you, to offer you proof of our existence and our intentions by placing this proof in your hand, but we tell you again we cannot reach your hand until you create the circumstances that will facilitate this meeting. We ask you at this time to get more involved, to refrain from demanding proof, and make your chosen reality your reality. Choosing is not nearly enough at this time, you must also act to see your chosen reality manifest. Will you begin to take action? That is the question we pose to you today.

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Visionkeeper ~ Stay Alert!

One World Rising | February 29 2012

As a general rule I try to stay positive because I firmly believe in the premise that our thoughts create our reality. Because of this belief I do not like to dwell in fearful areas such as what the dark ones may do next to bring everything down. To think in those terms is to give those thoughts your energy thereby giving them strength. By the same token, I also believe wholeheartedly that we must remain aware and awake to what is taking place in this country and not shut out that reality. Be aware but do not dwell in fear is what I am saying. As I mentioned yesterday knowledge is power.

There is a great deal going on right now but I am afraid far too many have continued to watch the propaganda on the nightly news and now view what is going on around them from an incorrect perspective. What we must truly grasp above all is the understanding that what is falling apart MUST do so! The news would have you believe the Government is fighting hard to save our financial system and all of us along with it. Wrong! They are not trying to save it but rather destroy it. They make it sound as if the system failing is the end of the world. Wrong! It must fail so a new and stable and HONEST system can be maneuvered into position replacing it. The old system is corrupt to its very core and we do not want to build our new system on top of the old and diseased one. Stay alert to what is happening, stay aware of true facts and be ready for whatever comes your way. Be an owl! Continue reading

Oracle Report ~ Wednesday February 29 – Thursday March 1 2012

Oracle Report | First Quarter Moon Phase

Wednesday’s energy brings out the pioneer in each of us. Where do events lead you today? Are you ready for an upgrade? The planets are squaring up to make an imprint on our destiny – “stamping” new energy – so follow along closely. Be open to new possibilities and don’t be overly concerned about letting other people down. In order for this energy to properly work, it requires each of us to consider what is best for ourselves.

Thursday’s energy contains an element of judgment. We will be judging situations and we may feel like others are judging us. If we are repeating a pattern that is outworn, some may be inclined to say “I told you so.” The truth is, a test or initiation is happening. We need to look at things a different way. The world is changing dramatically every day, so we cannot judge things and ourselves the same way or by the same standards. But the bottom line is judgment serves a higher purpose only on rare occasions – when we use it to make decisions and self-correct. It is all too easy to take it too far, which makes for a miserable time. If you feel yourself spiraling into a loop of harsh self-judgment, stop and ground yourself back into the natural world around you. Notice the changes in nature that are happening as the season prepares to change. We can make personal changes without dragging ourselves through the ringer of self-criticism.

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