There was a connection problem once again at the last part of the newscast. The full newscast has now been uploaded. My apologies once again for the tech issues. The plan is to return to Canada early, and I expect to be back there after 28JAN.
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1. OPERATION: BANGKOK SHUTDOWN BEGINS AHEAD OF ELECTIONS.
http://bit.ly/1dC6c8N - 14JAN ConsciousLifeNews.com : Thailand: Occupy Bangkok Begins.
http://cnn.it/1dBUjkR - 14JAN Kocha Olarn, CNN: Thailand anti-government demonstrators stay out on Bangkok streets.
http://bit.ly/1m6z6Pk - 14JAN RT.com : Operation 'Bangkok Shutdown' in photos.
2. OBAMA ANNOUNCES OVERHAUL TO SPYING; SNOWDEN JOINS GREENWALD ON FREEDOM OF THE PRESS BOARD.
http://on.rt.com/5yyow5 - 17JAN RT.com : Obama announces NSA programs overhaul.
http://on.rt.com/yhb2fz - 16JAN RT.com : NSA collects millions of SMS messages worldwide.
http://on.rt.com/fzpsj4 - 13JAN RT.com : NSA snooping fails to prevent terrorist attacks, watchdog group says.
http://on.rt.com/kuszdw - 14JAN RT.com : Snowden joins Ellsberg, Greenwald on new Freedom of the Press board.
http://on.rt.com/f664qj - 17JAN RT.com: Obama to urge end to NSA phone data control – reports.
3. ISRAEL: HAVING SOME CHEESE WITH THEIR WHINE.
http://on.rt.com/fxlnso - 17JAN RT.com : Israel summons EU ambassadors over 'blame Israel' policy.
http://bit.ly/1dRAQHC - 15JAN PressTV.ir : More Dutch firms cuttings ties with Israel – report.
http://bit.ly/LfQPrY - 13JAN PressTV : 'Zionism aganst peace, humanity'
http://bit.ly/1awqQGf - 16JAN Mark Kennedy, PostMedia News: Canada has 'moral obligation' to support Israel and stop anti-semitism: Jason Kenney.
http://bit.ly/1dXUuBV - 15JAN Kevin Barrett, PressTV : Zionists covered up Sharon's horrific words, deeds.
4. CANADA: INDIGENOUS GRAND CHIEF ELECTED-TAKES NO CRAP FROM THE GOVERNMENT; 'HONOUR THE TREATIES' TOUR.
http://bit.ly/1b3oKOJ - Commentary blog: Canadian government trembles because Terrance Nelson is elected Grand Chief.
http://bit.ly/1fFwoT6 - 10JAN Jeff Keele CTVNews.com : Grand Chief Terry Nelson calls for 5 urban reserves in 2 years.
http://bit.ly/1eGVADF - 09JAN CBCNews.ca : Terry Nelson elected new SCO grand chief
http://bit.ly/1jaYC8P - 16JAN CBC News: 'Thank An Indian' shirt creator says orders flooding in.
http://bit.ly/1feqqoN - 09DEC APTN.ca : Neil Young's 'Honour The Treaties tour born in 'greened up' '59 Lincoln on the road to Fort McMurray.
http://bit.ly/1i2vQa9 - 16JAN Alisha Friedberg CTV News: Neil Young's latest sour note over proposed Keystone XL pipeline.
http://www.honorthetreaties.org/ - Homepage for the Honor The Treaties Tour for environmental awareness and indigenous rights.
http://huff.to/1fFyn9X - 14JAN Huffington Post: Neil Young oilsands comments get massive support in Alberta but also serious tongue lashings.
5. TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP: AGREEMENT FAILS ON THE ENVIRONMENT.
http://bit.ly/LdjbDK - 15JAN RT.com : Toothless! Wikileaks reveals secret draft of TPP environment chapter.
http://wikileaks.org/tpp-enviro/ - Wikileaks Document: Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) – Environmental Consolidated Text.
6. INTERVIEW: THIRD AND FINAL PART WITH KAREN HUDES.
http://kahudes.net - Homepage for Karen Hudes.
7. CHINA: LABOUR CAMPS ABOLISHED.
http://bit.ly/1i68n8f - 09JAN Malcolm Moore, London Telegraph: China abolishes its labour camps and releases prisoners.
8. FINANCE: TRADERS IMPLICATED IN CHATROOM MANIPULATIONS OF FX RATES.
http://bit.ly/1decOFZ - 16JAN Lianna Brinded, IBTimes.com : FX Fixing Scandal: hundreds of traders tipped to be implicated via chatrooms.
http://bit.ly/KnrdbL - YouTube Video (from IBtimes.com) : Deutsche Bank, Citigroup feel heat of FX investigation.
9. FINANCE - ITALY: POPE FRANCIS OVERHAULS SUPERVISORY BOARD OF THE VATICAN BANK.
http://on.rt.com/g9t1ez - 16JAN RT.com : Pope Francis shakes up Vatican Bank supervisory board.
10. CHELSEA MANNING WINS AWARD FOR INTEGRITY IN INTELLIGENCE.
http://on.rt.com/vt36wx - 16JAN RT.com: Chelsea Manning awarded 2014 Sam Adams award for integrity in intelligence.
11. DISCLOSURE: STEVEN GREER ON DISCLOSURE.
http://bit.ly/1j8DUEd - RT.com: Steven Greer: Disclosure is imminent.
12. DISCLOSURE: DISINFO CAMPAIGN HEATS UP.
http://bit.ly/KaecTA - 15JAN Stephen Cook, GoldenAgeOfGaia.com : Mainstream media 'mistake': Iranian News Agency says US secretly run by 'nazi space aliens'.
http://bit.ly/1mjlO4E - 16JAN Stephen Bassett, PRG.com : Let the disinformation begin: Sorcha Faal.
13. TECH: ULTIMATE 'ANTI-NSA' PHONE AND EMAIL TO BE RELEASED.
http://on.rt.com/98e0lr - 15JAN RT.com : Anti-NSA Blackphone: Encrypted smartphone designed to liberate users from total surveillance.
14. TECH: VIDEO – THE TOP 3D PRINTERS OF 2013.
http://bit.ly/1eHLrXd - YouTube: The top 10 person 3D printers (2013).
http://bit.ly/Kozj3R - NASA creates a 3D pizza (allegedly).
15. HEALTH: WHEAT – THE PERFECT, CHRONIC POISON.
http://bit.ly/1d8qwtJ - 15JAN RT.com : Monsanto readies first-ever GMO wheat.
http://cbsn.ws/1mjlvqK - 21JUN2013 Amanda Cochran CBS News VIDEO/AUDIO: Modern wheat a 'perfect chronic poison,' doctor says.
http://bit.ly/1aehpNU - 17MAY2012 Dr. John Briffa: Wheat: Opiate of the masses?
16. SHELDON NIDLE WEBINAR: EARTH CHANGES
http://paoweb.com/updates.htm - for info on the webinar or to register for the webinar.
17. FINAL WORDS: RE-VISITING 'TRUTH'.
In this week's FINAL WORDS, it may be worth re-visiting this word called 'truth'.
One could perhaps argue that 'truth' is a factually accurate summary of specific events, situations, or people. However, 'truth' is often not a factually accurate summary, but an interpretation of those events, situations or people according to how the individual perceiving them has chosen to perceive them.
TRUTH, according to the Merriam Webster online dictionary, is defined as follows:
: the real facts about something : the things that are true
: the quality or state of being true
: a statement or idea that is true or accepted as true
Gregg Braden, in his book 'The God Code' has written: ""From persecutions and inquisitions, to holy wars and genocide, we have defined ourselves through differences. At the same time, the most advanced science in history has extended our collective eyes and ears to the edge of our solar system, and now beyond, in our quest to understand how, together, we fit into the scheme of creation. Even with the miraculous advances of last century's technology, the irony of our time is that we have yet to discover precisely who we are."
Therefore, what is 'truth' dear Ones?
Now, there is 'relative truth', that which is in alignment with you or that which resonates with you in this current moment of 'now'. This 'truth' may adapt or even change completely in another upcoming moment of 'now'. Is what was true for you a week ago, a year ago, 10 years ago or maybe 50 years ago any more or less 'true' for you right now? What has changed? Have the actual facts about something or someone changed, or is it merely your perception or interpretation of those facts that have changed?
Religion is one such topic where numerous traditions claim to be in possession of 'truth' . Although this word 'truth' applies any specific experience in your world in this moment, I would like to share a few paragraphs from my Masters thesis for Peace Education, talking about religion. As you hear the words on this topic, try to expand what you hear, beyond the topic of 'religion' and see how they may apply to your family life, your social life, your professional career or any other aspect of your LIFE-path that you feel is most meaningful to you in this moment of 'now'. The following is from my thesis:
"Many, if not all religions lay claim to the provision of the love that (David) Suzuki (has) said is required by our nature as social animals. "Their" Divine may provide love, however this love is also conditional, and requires compliance in order to be granted. Humans have sought to be connected to love, and in accepting what others say or believe, humans "give away" their energy to the prevailing belief, thinking that they are somehow not "worthy" or able to have the love, or give the love that they see present in various religious social networks. As long as one "believes" or supports the illusions of separation of others, one is accepted and loved as a member of their group. However, upon reaching a point where ones truth is expanding to look elsewhere, the love of that group becomes conditional, and this is not LIFE-honouring. Walsch writes that "Until you see God in the face of your enemy, you cannot see God at all. For, in truth, there is no such thing as an 'enemy'. There is only that part of you which is in contrast to another part of you. God doesn't exist for you if He exists for you only in the things and the people you like. God isn't real for you if She is experienced by you only in those things with which you agree." (p.142)
What humanity seeks, and needs is the connectedness that comes at the level of LIFE. Tolle (2004) believes that it is this lack of connectedness that fuels illusions of separation from oneself and from the world. It is from this point of separation that one sees oneself as isolated. From this point, fear grows, and conflict from within and without become normal behaviour and expression.
"The word God has become empty of meaning through thousands of years of misuse. ... people who have never even glimpsed the realm of the sacred, the infinite vastness behind that word, use it with great conviction, as if they knew what they are talking about. Or, they argue against it, as if they knew what it is that they are denying."(p.13)
"Many in Judeo-Christian-based religions may argue that we, meaning humans, are created in the image and likeness of God, and therefore humanity represents the Divine upon Earth, and it is creation that serves us. Walsch (2004) does not necessarily disagree with this, but goes further to write that "the statement that you are made in the image and likeness of God, does NOT mean that God is like you, but that you are like God." This is a rather profound statement, and requires thought by many. It requires us to re-think our relationship with that which exists beyond the physical realm. "If you are like [God], that means that you are not a being, not a physical form, at all, but can take the form of a physical being whenever you wish. ..It means that you are Pure Energy, with the power of Creation, expressing as a source of Infinite Wisdom and Unconditional Love." (p.178)
As will be shown later, an argument can made that EVERYTHING is "God", because everything is LIFE, and LIFE consists of the same basic elements of creation. Humanity just happens to be one aspect of LIFE that possesses an ability to choose, based on ever-increasing levels of self-awareness.
Awakening to what needs to be done requires humanity to see the path we have walked, and choose willingly to take responsibility for past choices, accept the consequences, and make new choices within our means to live and survive. Walsch (2004) has noted that "... given where humanity is saying that it wants to go, given what humanity is insisting that it wishes to experience – namely, a world of peace, harmony and happiness – you (we) are headed in the wrong direction." Humanity is suffering massive consequences of its choices for living the way it does.
We need a new understanding of the consequences that have resulted from choices that do not honour LIFE. It requires an acknowledgement that things are wrong. It requires humanity to take responsibility at a personal level for having contributed to the prevailing global condition. It requires humanity to make bold, new choices that cannot be made later.
Every action, thought, and feeling is motivated by an intention, and that intention is a cause that exists as one with an effect. If we participate in the cause, it is not possible for us not to participate in the effect. In this most profound way, we are held responsible for our every action, thought and feeling, which is to say, for our every intention." (Zukav, 1989)"
So it comes down to choices and to truth. What is your uniquely different yet equally beautiful truth, relative to your current LIFE-path, and which absolute truth are you observing and creating for humanity and our planet? What choices are you ready, willing and able to make to honour your relative truth, in order for the absolute truth to unfold, not only for your Highest Good, but for the Highest Good of ALL aspects of LIFE, physical, non-physical, visible and invisible?
Are you ready, able and willing to reconcile your relative truth, to fall into greater alignment and greater service to, this larger absolute truth?
BE empowered, dear Ones!
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/truth - Merriam Webster dictionary definition for the word 'truth'.
Braden, Gregg (2004). 'The God Code: The Secret of Our Past, the Promise of Our Future'. Carlsbad, California: Hay House Publishing Inc.
Suzuki, David (2006). 'It's Not Just Empty Space'. Retrieved on May 14, 2007 from www.greentreks.org/naturalheroes/season2/notjustemptyspace.asp
Tolle, Eckhart (2004). 'The Power of Now': A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment. Novato, CA: New World Library.
Walsch, Neale Donald (2004). 'Tomorrows God'. London. Hodder and Stoughton.
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