Simon Black ~ Historical Figures’ Salaries In Gold: Leonardo Da Vinci

Region VII, Chile ~ Among the masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci’s “La Scapigliata” stands out distinctly from the rest.

The unfinished painting is of a common woman with disheveled hair. It’s remarkable particularly for depicting not the exceptional, but the real.

Part of da Vinci’s genius was the way he was able to capture life—genuine, unaffected reality, often intense detail. His notebooks reflect the same.

Leonardo, in fact, passed on to posterity great details of his finances. We know, for example, that around the time he painted La Scapigliata in the early 1500s, the great master was living in Milan and earning a salary directly from the king.

Leonardo’s journals state that in a ten-month period, he was paid a total of 240 scudi and 200 florins from the king.

The Italian gold scodo at the time was 3.42 grams of gold, and the florin was 3.54 grams. As of today’s gold price, that adds up to an annualized salary of $72,153.24.

Bear in mind, this was Leonardo’s ‘take home pay’ as there was no income tax, meaning his gross salary in today’s world would be just over $100,000 to account for income tax and FICA.

If we were to extend this analogy even further, given that Leonardo was on the government payroll back then as an artist/engineer, we can look up the US government employee pay scale today.

Da Vinci was an accomplished professional to say the least. His age, experience, and job title in the early 1500s would make him the equivalent of a GS-13 rank today (based on current US government pay scale). Continue reading

Oracle Report ~ Thursday, October 30, 2014

“It’s a Black Moon day, one of the last during the Black Moon’s jaunt through Leo, . . . The energy brings out people’s core fears.  People project those fears onto others.  Analyze what people are telling you about yourself from this perspective.  They are probably talking about themselves but don’t know it.  We project what we cannot face about ourselves.” – L Walker

First Quarter Moon in Capricorn/Aquarius: branch out

MediterraneanSpainWaterSeaCoastRuling Mahavidya: Kamala (Goddess of the Lotus Blossom)

Skill:  integrate the aspects of yourself that are revealed

Negative Imprint:  causing damage, forcing, unsupportive and unsupported, feeling abandoned or lost, mood swings, feeling unable to cope, dividing and conquering

Positive Imprint:  repairing damage, transcending conditions, improvisation, reflections, facing truth through the fall of illusions, people of like mind and mission coming together

If the energy of this lunar month is like being on a sight-seeing bus filled with bold tourists going where no one has gone before, today the bus stops for gas and repairs.

An opportunity to explore presents itself.

In keeping with the energy of “pausing” and taking a departure, let me tell you a story of the day instead of giving a report.

Many of us on the bus wish the driver would’ve stopped in a better part of town, so to speak.  Everything looks ominous.  Symbols of death abound.  Do the people that inhabit this place worship death? Continue reading

Soren Dreier ~ Tales From The Morph VII

WomanLyingOnGrassI lay me down in the tall grass and focus on ‘Holy’.

I lay ME down and open my heart and ME steps out, creates a void and into that void ‘Holy’ can enter.

I lay me down and the void that’s in me, and in you, connects to ‘Holy’ and is forever glued to Holy, since Holy lives in the void. So why make extra room for it?

Because we are not always walking the grass. We walk and we stray, and we need to invite what’s already in us out of the realm of the Celestial stronghold that’s within us, and ‘do the walk and stop talking the talk’.

Holy, does not manifest in noise.
Holy, can’t settle in a busy mind.
Holy is sacred and people have agendas.

“How to get…”
“10 easy ways to purify the pineal gland”
“5 quick steps to oneness”

Surface-based quick fixes. ‘ Holy’, is long and weary. Continue reading

SO News ~ CME, Record Cold Coming, Landslide, Volcano – October 30, 2014 [Video]

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Paul Craig Roberts ~ The Ebola Story Doesn’t Smell Right

“As University of Illinois law professor Francis Boyle has revealed, Washington placed its biowarfare laboratories in African countries that did not sign the convention banning such experimentation. Washington’s deviousness in evading the convention that the US government signed has produced another suspicion: Did the new ebola strain escape, perhaps via some lab mishap that infected lab workers, or was the strain deliberately released in order to test if it works?” – P C Roberts

PaulCraigRobertsThe federal government has announced that thousands of additional US soldiers are being sent to Liberia. General Gary Volesky said the troops would “stamp out” ebola.
The official story is that combat troops are being sent to build treatment structures for those infected with ebola.

Why combat troops? Why not send a construction outfit such as an engineer battalion if it has to be military? Why not do what the government usually does and contract with a construction company to build the treatment units? “Additional thousands of troops” results in a very large inexperienced construction crew for 17 treatment units. It doesn’t make sense.

Stories that don’t make sense and that are not explained naturally arouse suspicions, such as: Are US soldiers being used to test ebola vaccines and cures, or more darkly are they being used to bring more ebola back to the US?

I understand why people ask these questions. The fact that they will receive no investigative answer will deepen suspicions.

Uninformed and gullible Americans will respond: “The US government would never use its own soldiers and its own citizens as guinea pigs.” Before making a fool of yourself, take a moment to recall the many experiments the US government has conducted on American soldiers and citizens. For example, search online for “unethical human experimentation in the United States” or “human radiation experiments,” and you will find that federal agencies such as the Department of Defense and Atomic Energy Commission have: exposed US soldiers and prisoners to high levels of radiation; irradiated the testicles of males and tested for birth defects (high rate resulted); irradiated the heads of children; fed radioactive material to mentally disabled children. Continue reading

Jon Rappoport ~ The Ebola Covert Op: 30 Answers To “Who Benefits?”

“What I call the Reality Manufacturing Company is deeply satisfied; they just invented, out of whole cloth, a new front of fake reality, and untold numbers of people bought it, rather than imagining and inventing their own reality. The day when THAT most profound of all revolutions occurs is shoved further into the future.” – J Rappoport


“In any major covert op, there are always multiple objectives and levels of opportunity, and they are not wasted. The interesting thing is, 99.99% of the players who benefit don’t even realize the whole thing is a planned op.” (The Magician Awakes, Jon Rappoport)

BioHoaxEbolaThis is not a complete list of benefits from the Ebola op. However, it does cover a significant amount of territory.

In no particular order:

Distraction: the continuing US war in the Middle East moves to the back pages.

Vaccine and drug sales for pharmaceutical companies expand.

The public is further conditioned to accept all vaccines, follow all medical orders, buy phony epidemics as real, fear germs, fear “unpredictable outbreaks.”

Fear=easier to control.

The public is conditioned to living, cradle-to-grave, under the power of the medical cartel and doctors’ orders.

Mega-corporations and financiers gain more control over the rich resources of West Africa.

The US government establishes a military outpost in West Africa, the purpose of which is to enhance and expand its operations on the African continent. Its main economic competitor in Africa is China.

The CDC and the World Health Organization enhance their influence, justify their budgets, try to appear as the protectors of humanity.

Ebola researchers grab new grant monies, seek promotions, enhanced status, awards.

The diagnostic-testing industry cashes in.

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X22 Report ~ Episode 504 – Oct 29 2014 [Audio]

False Flag Coming To The U.S. And The Government Is Now Putting Out Warnings

  • More companies are now laying off employees.
  • Mortgage apps plunge back to 1995 levels.
  • Loan apps fall again, real estate is imploding.
  • The federal reserve end QE.
  • Obamacare healthcare premiums skyrocket for the young. Obama muzzles the media.
  • Pentagon approves a 21 day quarantine but the White House says it is not necessary for everyday citizens.
  • Insurance companies creating insurance with and without Ebola.
  • UN and the US do not recognize the election in the Southeastern part of Ukraine.
  • US beefing up security at all government buildings,
  • DHS expecting a terrorist attack in the US.
  • The White House was hit with a cyber attack. Be prepared for a false flag.

All source links to the report can be found on the x22report.com site.

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Oracle Report ~ Wednesday, October 29, 2014

OwlInTreeCrescent Moon in Capricorn: persevere

Ruling Mahavidya: Kamala (The Lotus Goddess)

Skill: be the wise owl in inner contemplation and outer observance

Negative Imprint: demanding one’s way, prejudice, projection of one’s own feelings onto others, moody, denial

Positive Imprint: integration of aspects of ourselves, openness, expansion, self-respect, clearing of emotions, drawing on inner resources, heritage

This month’s journey on the “sight-seeing bus filled with tourists” takes us along the water’s edge today.

The energetic signatures that most of the planets are delivering today involve water.  Water is symbolic of emotions, cleansing, the unconscious mind, and mutability (things being changed by outer forces).  Water can be placid or it can be whipped up into white caps.  Since we will likely see and/or experience the variety of these “watery” states today, we will invoke the shamanic skill of being like the wise owl in a tree in inner contemplation and outer observance. Continue reading

Greg Hunter Interviews Egon von Greyerz ~ Disorderly Reset Coming-Dollar Goes to Zero [Video]

Wealth preservation expert Egon von Greyerz is not bullish on the U.S. dollar.  Greyerz explains, “More and more countries are trying to go away from the dollar, and I think the days of the dollar are counted. 

I think the dollar is going to start falling rapidly in coming months and years.  Of course, it already has fallen dramatically in the last few decades, but that will now accelerate.  It will go down to its intrinsic value which is zero, which most currencies do over their lifetime.  Of course, we have the movements in Russia and China with alternative currencies for commodities like oil, etc.  There will be a very disorderly reset with currencies falling.  They can’t all fall at the same time, but they will fall dramatically, and gold will, of course, reflect that.

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