Capitalism with a Conscience

Marianne Williamson: Capitalism with a Conscience

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Marianne Willliamson with Vishen Lakhiani, Founder of Mindvalley, May 4, 2019 (Transcript/Notes)

Every public issue will ultimately get to your private door. . . there’s no religious or spiritual path that gives us a pass on addressing the suffering of other sentient beings.. . . the world is too connected.

So when you’re living a really nice life but people are suffering on the other side of town, or people are suffering on the other side of the world, you should see those as canaries in a coal mine because this cannot last.

It’s unsustainable how a few people on the planet are able to enjoy the fruits of all this creativity versus how many are at the effect of the mistakes we are making. . .

We need to be fierce.

We need to be authentic in our truth-telling. . . those things which stand against LOVE have to do with huge political and economic systems.

When Martin Luther King was talking about dealing justly with every system that stands — some of them as we know are in our heads — but some of them are in our societies. . .

We need to be convicted [convinced?] around our LOVE.

Gandhi said, ‘Anyone who thinks politics and religion have nothing to do with each other, doesn’t understand religion.’

It’s not spiritual to distract yourself from the suffering of other sentient beings. Call it a lot of things but please don’t call it spiritual, and that’s the shadow side of our own (spiritual) community. . .

It’s an issue of personal growth.

We have to apply the same principals of personal growth with which to transform our individual lives to the transformation of the civilization.

One of those principals of growth is we have to look at — for the [cause of the] bad thing that just happened — ourself.

What part did I play?

Because until you recognize the part that you played in your disaster, you’re not going to be able to change it. . .

The pinnacle of personal growth is it’s not about you.

You are serving the ages.

I think that life works when you do the right thing, and money is one of the things that works better. . . .

The historical narrative is to push back against the overreach by capitalism and it’s bigger than, ‘We’ll make more money if we do the right thing.’

The people who are really the good thinkers on Wall Street, the people. . . in capitalism know that if they don’t reclaim an ethical core. . .  a system that has to do with justice and real democracy. . .

. . . Those. . . who have money, who are leading in the capitalist world, should be the ones designing the transition.

Capitalism with a conscience. . . some sense of ethical responsibility to the workers, to the community and the environment, not just fiduciary responsibility to the stockholders.

People need to reconnect to their role as citizens.

Democracy does not just give us rights.

It gives us responsibilities. . . we have to take ethics back.

I do believe we should have a massive infusion of HOPE. . .

It cannot remain within the private sector.

No amount of private charity can compensate for a basic lack of social justice.

This idea that if we just change corporate mentality, that alone will be enough … it’s not, because too much of that amounts to what is, in essence in too many cases, window dressing.

Social justice for me means that we try to apply within our social systems, our larger economic and political systems, the same level of COMPASSION that we try to express in our personal lives.

. . . our conceptualization of right relationships, and LOVE, and COMPASSION should apply as much to how we think about the Yemenis, and how we think about the women in Afghanistan, how we think about the children on the other side of town, as it applies to what’s going on in Silicon Valley and the people who are working in ‘cool’ places.

. . . to right the ship of our ethical core

. . . the BEAUTY. . . the place where capitalism is it’s high side is it gives people a chance.

Go out there and CREATE! Go out there and SOAR!

If you cap people’s dreams so much that they can’t spread their wings, then this is neither democracy, FREEDOM, nor even what capitalism should be.

I’m running for President. I’m one of millions of people who are giving our all. . . that fire, that LIGHT, that ETERNAL TORCH to bring it forth. . .

We are afraid of the LIGHT, more than of this little comfort zone of playing small. . . and I believe that what spiritual practice does for us, is it opens us up to the realization that all things are possible. . . this is the safe place to be, not the dangerous place to be.

Dwelling in the place that we’re all here to LOVE each other is the safe place to be, not the dangerous place to be.

The ego mind says, “Oh, it’s going to be dangerous if I allow myself to just LOVE everybody. It’s going to be dangerous if I go around thinking anything’s possible. . .

But really that’s the only safe place to be.

THE SCALES OF JUSTICE, OF WORTH AND OF THE UNIVERSE, IN BALANCE

 

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Our Evolving Spiritual Culture

Our Evolving Spiritual Culture by Bonita Wutzke

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Our Evolving Spiritual Culture

Bonita Wutzke

Many of Gaia’s readers are familiar with our meet-ups in Bellingham and how they started, when Steve and Kathleen stopped here on the last leg of their spiritual adventure from Vancouver, Canada to San Diego and back.

They were invited by Sitara who had gathered a few friends to explore her vision of a spiritual community. On that day, a meet-up was born that has become a true spiritual family, a tribe of sharing, of love, camaraderie and laughter.

By now, through sheer numbers and divine timing, our gatherings have outgrown the meet-and-greet sharing stage of the intimate group we had become. As we evolved, our numbers grew until it became apparent that the grounding stage was complete, and the time had come for the next stage. It was now time to turn our focus toward our greater work.

Last month with mixed emotions, we left our familiar structure and began to shift our focus to the greater community and share our visions that reflect the influence of 5D consciousness for our lives, our community and beyond. It is time now for action as we move into the creative phase. It is time to go to work.

Now we are exploring a new format for our gatherings. We are brainstorming and laying the groundwork for what is to come. Our visions are vivid and alive as we each share what has been growing within us. The RV and GESARA are on the horizon, but first there is groundwork to do. It is time to set the stage…

Our visions are unfolding. Some in the group shared their vision of a sustainable eco-culture and community on 20 acres of beautiful land, with a stream and gardens, where co-housing and sharing is a way of life…a team already seems to be coming together for this project.

Others are ready to share their vision of a beautifully designed Spiritual Center with an inviting area for spiritual gatherings and meetings, for classes and events. A Center that includes a social area with a fireplace for gatherings, books to read, a coffee and gift shop, outdoor patio with seating, etc.

A Center where spiritual groups would gather instead of commercial sites; a larger place for Spiritual Movie Nights. Both spiritual and social, it would be a Center where our rapidly growing spiritual community would love to gather, where they could get to know each other beyond their smaller groups.

Some see Bellingham’s bay-front setting as ideal for larger gatherings where Expos could be held, a setting for ongoing spiritual retreats amidst nature’s beauty. Some see a holistic healing center. Already organic community gardens have been started. The movement is on, and its only just begun!

There is much excitement, support, questions and laughter as visions are shared. All are part of this brainstorming time, and nothing is tossed out at this point as visions are filled out, some combined, new ones inspired and added, some set aside.  As we share our visions, we are preparing for the humanitarian work just ahead.

Our life experiences have brought us to this moment. Our passions are seeking fulfillment and can no longer be put off. We are now ready and eager to help further the awakened reality in this idyllic village where snow-capped mountains meet a glorious bay filled with sailboats, where sunsets are breathtaking and music is a way of life.

Yes, Gaia is alive and well!

We are finding a new way of living, a new way of Being as we move more fully into the Love that transcends any we have known. Our visions, individually and collectively enhance the wholeness of who we are on our journey into greater wholeness.

This is the value of Spiritual groups. Every person, each project is part of the whole. We inspire one another. Everyone has an expertise, a gift that has been honed through their life and is now being unveiled and shared…we are ready to do what we came into this life to do. It is time. We are ready.

Like you, we have been irresistibly drawn to gather with those of like-mind. We are finding our tribe. It is as if it was intended that we meet. And it was. These are not chance meetings, but are divinely directed, and our heart responds with a quickening, a recognition, a knowing.

Our group is but one of thousands that are emerging simultaneously across the globe to ultimately come together. We are one family, one tribe connected to all others on this most extraordinary adventure into wholeness. Something is afoot! The divine has arrived…and we are it!

A new world of Love is being born out of the ashes of 3D. The Shift is gaining momentum as we move swiftly now into the higher dimensions of Love. As we see the old come up for release, we are feeling new and different energies emerging, new urgings.

Our bodies feel different as we too, move out of 3D and into greater awareness, greater love, forgiveness and compassion. This is what has drawn us to gather, this is where our inner urgings are leading us…to our glorious destiny together, within purest Love.

We are at the threshold now, and soon we too will join our Galactic families who have stood by our side as we traversed the often arduous journey that is now bringing us into enlightenment and into our rightful place – now at their side, and we are so eager to meet them…again!

With joy filled passion and purpose, we are coming together, supporting each other and cheering one other on, as we move swiftly into the home stretch.

We have moved out of 3D…and are coming through the challenges and changes 4D brings, and are now beginning to touch the love and joy of 5D and see in the not-too-distant horizon, blessings beyond our wildest dreams.

It is time to celebrate! It’s time to uncork the champagne and toast one another as we dance together in the divine Light of Universal Love. We truly are Rock Stars! We have worked our way back to our rightful place among the brightest stars in the Galaxy. Mission nearly complete!

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St Germaine at signing of Declaration of Independence

“Sign That Document!” St. Germain at the Continental Congress

Happy Fourth of July!

I’d like to repost one of my favorite stories – the story of how St. Germain inspired the hesitant signers of the Declaration of Independence.

Robert Campbell’s famous account is followed by St. Germain’s alleged actual speech.

Following that is a snippet from an interview I had with St. Germaine (as he calls himself through Linda) in which he verifies that he made this speech.

Reposted from March 12, 2012.


From The Mysterious Rosicrucian who was Father of the American Republic

http://www.ascension-research.org/Father_of_the_American_Republic.html

Little seems to have been known concerning this old gentleman; and in the materials from which this account is compiled, his name is not even once mentioned, for he is uniformly spoken of or referred to as ‘the Professor.’ He was evidently far beyond his threescore and ten years; and he often referred to historical events of more than a century previous just as if he had been a living witness to their occurrence; still he was erect, vigorous and active—hale, hearty and clear-minded, as strong and energetic every way as in the prime of life.

He was tall, of fine figure, perfectly easy, very dignified in his manners, being at once courteous, gracious and commanding. He was, for those times, and considering the customs of the Colonists, very peculiar in his method of living; for he ate no flesh, fowl or fish; he never used for food any ‘green thing’, any roots or anything unripe; he drank no liquor, wine or ale; but confined his diet to cereals and their products, fruits that were ripened on the stem in the sun, nuts, mild tea and the sweet of honey, sugar and molasses. [ Editor’s note: The Comte de Saint Germain’s same abstemious behavior regarding food was well documented in Europe.]

He was well educated, highly cultivated, of extensive as well as varied information, and very studious. He spent considerable of his time in the patient and persistent scanning of a number of very rare old books and ancient manuscripts which he seemed to be deciphering, translating or rewriting.

These books, and manuscripts, together with his own writings, he never showed to anyone; and he did not even mention them in his conversations with the family, except in the most casual way; and he always locked them up carefully in a large, old-fashioned, cubically shaped, iron-bound, heavy oaken chest, whenever he left his room, even for his meals.

He took long and frequent walks alone, sat on the brows of the neighboring hills, or mused in the midst of the green and flower-gemmed meadows. He was fairly liberal—but in no way lavish—in spending his money, with which he was well supplied. He was a quiet, though a very genial and very interesting member of the family; and he was seemingly at home upon any and every topic coming up in conversation. He was, in short, one whom everyone would notice and respect, whom few would feel well acquainted with, and whom no one would presume to question concerning himself—as to whence he came, why he tarried or whither he journeyed.”

By something more than a mere coincidence, the committee appointed by the Colonial Congress to design a flag accepted an invitation to be guests, while at Cambridge, of the family with which the Professor was staying. It was here that General Washington joined them for the purpose of deciding upon a fitting emblem. By the signs that passed between them, it was evident that General Washington and Doctor Franklin recognized the Professor, and by unanimous approval, he was invited to become an active member of the committee. During the proceedings which followed, the Professor was treated with the most profound respect and all his suggestions immediately acted upon. He submitted a pattern which he considered symbolically appropriate for the new flag, and this was unhesitatingly accepted by the six other members of the committee, who voted that the arrangement suggested by the Professor be forthwith adopted. After the episode of the flag, the Professor quickly vanished; and nothing further is known concerning him.

Did General Washington and Doctor Franklin recognize the Professor as an emissary of the Mystery School which has so long controlled the political destinies of this planet? Benjamin Franklin was a philosopher and a Freemason—possibly a Rosicrucian initiate. He and the Marquis de Lafayette—also a man of mystery—constitute two of the important links in the chain of circumstance that culminated in the establishment of the original thirteen American colonies as a free and independent nation. Dr. Franklin’s philosophic attainments are well attested in Poor Richard’s Almanac, published by him for many years under the name of Richard Saunders. His interest in the cause of Freemasonry is also shown in his publication of Anderson’s Constitutions of ‘Freemasonry.

It was during the, evening of July 4, 1776, that the second of these mysterious episodes occurred. In the old State House in Philadelphia, a group of men were gathered for the momentous task of severing the tie between the old country and the new. It was a grave moment, and not a few of those present feared that their lives would be the forfeit for their audacity.

In the midst of the debate a fierce voice rang out. The debaters stopped and turned to look upon the stranger. Who was this man who had suddenly appeared in their midst and had transfixed them with his oratory? They had never seen him before, none knew when he had entered; but his tall form and pale face filled them with awe. His voice ringing with a holy zeal, the stranger stirred them to their very souls. His closing words rang. through the building, ‘God has given America to be free!’

As the stranger sank into a chair exhausted, a wild enthusiasm burst forth. Name after name was placed upon the parchment: the Declaration of Independence was signed. But where was the man who had precipitated the accomplishment of this immortal task—who had lifted for a moment the veil from the eyes of the assemblage and revealed to them a part at least of the great purpose for which the, new nation was conceived? He had disappeared, nor was he ever seen or his identity established. This episode parallels others of a similar kind recorded by ancient historians attendant upon the founding of every new nation. Are they coincidence, or do they indicate that the divine wisdom of the ancient mysteries still is present in the world, serving mankind as it did of old?


And here is what purports to be his actual speech.


Signing the Declaration of Independence

(St. Germain in the back of the room, the only man pictured in a hat. This same portrait appears on the $2 bill.)


Sign That Document!


The following is taken from Washington and His Generals: or, Legends of the Revolution by George Lippard, published in 1847. The signers of the Declaration of Independence sat in Independence Hall at Philadelphia, contemplating losing their heads or being hanged. Their courage wavered. The document sat there unsigned. An extraordinary catalyst was needed to move them to action. An unknown man rose and gave an electrifying speech. He disappeared soon after.

By signing the Declaration, all were guilty of high treason under British law. The penalty for high treason was to be hanged by the neck until unconscious, then cut down and revived, then disemboweled and cut into quarters. The head and quarters were at the disposal of the crown.

No wonder they wavered! No wonder they discussed back and forth for days on end before signing the document that carried so grave a penalty. An old legend dramatizes the story of the one who galvanized the delegates and gave them the courage to sign that document.

But still there is doubt–and that pale-faced man, shrinking in one corner, squeaks out something about axes, scaffolds, and a–gibbet!

“Gibbet!” echoes a fierce, bold voice, that startles men from their seats–and look yonder! A tall slender man rises, dressed–although it is summer time–in a dark robe. Look how his white hand undulates as it is stretched slowly out, how that dark eye burns, while his words ring through the hall. (We do not know his name, let us therefore call his appeal)

THE SPEECH OF THE UNKNOWN.

“Gibbet? They may stretch our necks on all the gibbets in the land–they may turn every rock into a scaffold–every tree into a gallows, every home into a grave, and yet the words on that Parchment can never die!

“They may pour our blood on a thousand scaffolds, and yet from every drop that dyes the axe, or drips on the sawdust of the block, a new martyr to Freedom will spring into birth!

“The British King may blot out the Stars of God from His sky, but he cannot blot out His words written on the Parchment there! The works of God may perish – His Word, never!

“These words will go forth to the world when our bones are dust. To the slave in the mines they will speak – hope – to the mechanic in his workshop–freedom–to the coward-kings these words will speak, but not in tones of flattery. No, no! They will speak like the flaming syllables on Belshazzar’s wall–

THE DAYS OF YOUR PRIDE AND GLORY ARE NUMBERED!

THE DAYS OF JUDGMENT AND REVOLUTION DRAW NEAR!

The original Declaration of Independence

“Yes, that Parchment will speak to the Kings in a language sad and terrible as the trump of the Archangel. You have trampled on mankind long enough. At last the voice of human woe has pierced the ear of God, and called His Judgment down! You have waded on to thrones over seas of blood – you have trampled on to power over the necks of millions – you have turned the poor man’s sweat and blood into robes for your delicate forms, into crowns for your anointed brows. Now Kings – now purpled Hangmen of the world – for you come the days of axes and gibbets and scaffolds – for you the wrath of man – for you the lightnings of God!–

“Look! How the light of your palaces on fire flashes up into the midnight sky!

“Now Purpled Hangmen of the world–turn and beg for mercy!

“Where will you find it?

“Not from God, for you have blasphemed His laws!

“Not from the People, for you stand baptized in their blood!

“Here you turn, and lo! a gibbet!

“There–and a scaffold looks you in the face.

“All around you–death–and nowhere pity!

“Now executioners of the human race, kneel down, yes, kneel down upon the sawdust of the scaffold–lay your perfumed heads upon the block–bless the axe as it falls–the axe that you sharpened for the poor man’s neck!

“Such is the message of that Declaration to Man, to the Kings of the world! And shall we falter now? And shall we start back appalled when our feet press the very threshold of Freedom? Do I see quailing faces around me, when our wives have been butchered–when the hearthstones of our land are red with the blood of little children?

“What are these shrinking hearts and faltering voices here, when the very Dead of our battlefields arise, and call upon us to sign that Parchment, or be accursed forever?

“Sign! if the next moment the gibbet’s rope is round your neck! Sign! if the next moment this hall rings with the echo of the falling axe! Sign! By all your hopes in life or death, as husbands–as fathers–as men–sign your names to the Parchment or be accursed forever!

“Sign–and not only for yourselves, but for all ages. For that Parchment will be the Text-book of Freedom–the Bible of the Rights of Man forever!

“Sign–for that declaration will go forth to American hearts forever, and speak to those hearts like the voice of God! And its work will not be done, until throughout this wide Continent not a single inch of ground owns the sway of a British King!

“Nay, do not start and whisper with surprise! It is a truth, your own hearts witness it, God proclaims it.–This Continent is the property of a free people, and their property alone. [17-second applause] God, I say, proclaims it!

“Look at this strange history of a band of exiles and outcasts, suddenly transformed into a people–look at this wonderful Exodus of the oppressed of the Old World into the New, where they came, weak in arms but mighty in Godlike faith–nay, look at this history of your Bunker Hill–your Lexington–where a band of plain farmers mocked and trampled down the panoply of British arms, and then tell me, if you can, that God has not given America to the free?

[12-second applause]

“It is not given to our poor human intellect to climb the skies, to pierce the councils of the Almighty One. But methinks I stand among the awful clouds which veil the brightness of Jehovah’s throne. Methinks I see the Recording Angel–pale as an angel is pale, weeping as an angel can weep–come trembling up to that Throne, and speak his dread message–

“`Father! the old world is baptized in blood! Father, it is drenched with the blood of millions, butchered in war, in persecution, in slow and grinding oppression! Father–look, with one glance of Thine Eternal eye, look over Europe, Asia, Africa, and behold evermore, that terrible sight, man trodden down beneath the oppressor’s feet–nations lost in blood–Murder and Superstition walking hand in hand over the graves of their victims, and not a single voice to whisper, “Hope to Man!”‘

“He stands there, the Angel, his hands trembling with the black record of human guilt. But hark! The voice of Jehovah speaks out from the awful cloud–`Let there be light again. Let there be a New World. Tell my people–the poor–the trodden down millions, to go out from the Old World. Tell them to go out from wrong, oppression and blood–tell them to go out from this Old World–to build my altar in the New!’

[11-second applause]

“As God lives, my friends, I believe that to be his voice! Yes, were my soul trembling on the wing for Eternity, were this hand freezing in death, were this voice choking with the last struggle, I would still, with the last impulse of that soul, with the last wave of that hand, with the last gasp of that voice, implore you to remember this truth – God has given America to the free!

[13-second applause]

“Yes, as I sank down into the gloomy shadows of the grave, with my last gasp, I would beg you to sign that Parchment, in the name of the God, who made the Saviour who redeemed you – in the name of the millions whose very breath is now hushed in intense expectation, as they look up to you for the awful words – `You are free!’”

[9-second applause]

O many years have gone since that hour–the Speaker, his brethren, all, have crumbled into dust, but it would require an angel’s pen to picture the magic of that Speaker’s look, the deep, terrible emphasis of his voice, the prophet-like beckoning of his hand, the magnetic flame which shooting from his eyes, soon fired every heart throughout the hall!

The work was done. A wild murmur thrills through the hall.–Sign? Hah? There is no doubt now. Look! How they rush forward–stout-hearted John Hancock has scarcely time to sign his bold name, before the pen is grasped by another–another and another! Look how the names blaze on the Parchment–Adams and Lee and Jefferson and Carroll, and now, Roger Sherman the Shoemaker.

And here comes good old Stephen Hopkins–yes, trembling with palsy, he totters forward–quivering from head to foot, with his shaking hands he seizes the pen, he scratches his patriot-name.

Then comes Benjamin Franklin the Printer. . . .

And now the Parchment is signed; and now let word go forth to the People in the streets–to the homes of America–to the camp of Mister Washington, and the Palace of George the Idiot-King–let word go out to all the Earth–

(This reading is taken from the book Washington and His Generals: or, Legends of the Revolution by George Lippard, published in 1847.)


Steve Beckow: Since you’ve raised the American experience, perhaps I could ask you a few questions about the early years of the American experience. Did you appear before the signers of the Declaration of Independence as an old professor and cure them of their hesitancy by crying out to them to sign the document?

St.Germaine: “Crying out” is quite the accuracy of what I did and said. Yes, I did appear as a strange old fellow. It was one of the few times I have actually appeared old. And yes, I decreed to them to sign the document that we had worked so hard on, that we had incorporated into the principles of this nation – the belief in equality and the belief in a different way of government, of society and of existence. So yes, that was I.

(From “An Hour with an Angel Transcript of Conversation with St. Germain,” March 19, 2012, athttp://goldenageofgaia.com/ascension-as-of-2012/the-masters-speak/an-hour-with-an-angel-transcript-of-conversation-with-st-germain-march-19-2012/)

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Climate change: and the new Al Gore film



I’ve just been to see the new film: ‘An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power’. Ten years after the first film, ‘An Inconvenient truth’ it exposes the effects of climate change on the melting of the Greenland glaciers, the effects of increasingly severe storms in the Philippines, increasing rain causing flooding, increasing solar energy causing drought – the list goes on.

It documents the negotiations of the Paris Climate Agreement to get India on board (India contributes 65% of the world’s carbon emissions). It made it very clear to me why we in Australia should not be selling coal to India.

It documents the move to train youth in reducing carbon emissions. I think this is an important film to be seen by students and all concerned individuals. Its on at the Gold Coast Arts Centre and other cinemas.

The decreasing cost of solar cells has meant many towns in the USA have switched to 100% solar power to fulfil all their power needs. Other countries are following them.

The climate change skeptics are becoming increasingly isolated as the evidence accumulates. President Trump in not ratifying the Paris agreement, is out of step with his people and likely to see further unrest in the USA, as social protest builds.

What does it take to protect the Reef?

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Ex-Great Barrier Reef official criticises spoil dredging
Environmentalists and some scientists say dredge spoil will harm the Great Barrier Reef.
A former senior director with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has spoken out against the department’s decision to allow dredge spoil to be dumped in the marine park off Abbot Point.

Earlier this year the authority issued a permit for North Queensland Bulk Ports to dump three million cubic metres of dredged seabed offshore as part of a project to turn Abbot Point into one of the world’s biggest coal ports.

The decision followed Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s approval of the expansion.

Environmentalists and some scientists say the dredge spoil will harm the reef, while the federal government says developers must adhere to strict environmental conditions.

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Jon Day, a former GBRMPA senior director, opposes the decision and the way it was made.

“I believe there were alternatives that weren’t properly considered when that decision was made,” he told ABC’s Four Corners which aired on Monday night.

“If we did a proper evaluation of all the alternatives, that decision would not have been made.”

Mr Day, spent two decades with the authority before resigning this year, said the spoil shouldn’t be dumped within the marine park.

“Our own legislative mandate says ‘the long-term protection and conservation of the values’, and we’re not doing that,” he said.

Mr Hunt said his advice was that disposing the spoil was safe.

“I did a very careful and deep review and what was clear is that we could tighten and strengthen the conditions,” he told the ABC.

GBRMPA chairman Russell Reichelt said he doesn’t believe the project will harm the reef.

“The risks around Abbot are low and approvals were given on that basis that they are manageable,” he said.

Internal emails obtained under Freedom of Information reportedly show that up until January this year GBRMPA experts were against the proposal.

Mr Reichelt told the ABC he had encouraged staff to air their views.

“The project changed considerably over the life to something that at the end a decision was made taking all of that into account that that disposal could occur safely,” he said.

In June next year the World Heritage Committee will decide if the reef should go on its “in danger” list.

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Monday 18th August 2014

Four Corners and reporter Marian Wilkinson take you inside the agency that approved one of the most contentious environmental decisions this year. In January, the body tasked with protecting the Great Barrier Reef approved a plan to dump three million cubic metres of dredge spoil inside the marine park to expand the Abbot Point coal port.

The decision by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has shocked and angered the scientific community. Internal documents obtained by Four Corners reveal deep divisions between the scientists and bureaucrats behind the decision. They show that the dumping was approved despite previous recommendations from senior scientists that it be rejected.

“That decision has to be a political decision. It is not supported by science at all, and I was absolutely flabbergasted when I heard.” – Dr Charlie Veron, marine scientist

But the Chairman of the Marine Park Authority denies the decision was political and the Federal Environment Minister insists it will take place under the strictest environmental conditions.

Four Corners speaks to a senior director who recently left the Authority. He says bluntly that the dumping should not go ahead.

The dumping approval also comes as scientists are confirming a link between port dredging and deadly coral disease for the first time.

This week the Marine Park Authority released a report showing the Great Barrier Reef has significantly declined in just the last five years. It confirms climate change and ocean acidification are threatening the very survival of the reef.

It all comes at a critical moment in the reef’s history. In June, UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee criticised the dumping decision. Next year it will decide whether to place the Great Barrier Reef on the World Heritage “In Danger” list.

“We’re dealing with a World Heritage area, the most important World Heritage area on the planet… Our own legislative mandate says ‘the long-term protection and conservation of the values’, and we’re not doing that.” – former director, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

BATTLE FOR THE REEF, reported by Marian Wilkinson and presented by Kerry O’Brien, goes to air on Monday 18th August at 8.30pm. It is replayed on Tuesday 19th August at 11.00am and 11.35pm. It can also be seen on ABC News 24 on Saturday at 8.00pm, ABC iview.

Read more: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/exgreat-barrier-reef-official-criticises-spoil-dredging-20140819-105lq8.html#ixzz3Azvmdi9O

Update
Tony Abbott has announced that the dredge spoil from Abbott Point will be disposed on land!!
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This week in the news, Australia

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Why haven’t we heard about this in the mainstream news reports:

Austin-based high-tech eco-friendly company Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE:FSL) has confirmed that 20 of its employees were confirmed passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Twelve are from Malaysia and eight are from China. The company’s key product solutions include those for electric vehicles.

“The entire Freescale Semiconductor community is deeply saddened by this news,” the company said in a written statement Saturday afternoon, adding it will provide more information as it becomes available. Freescale says its “key applications and end-markets include: automotive safety, hybrid and all-electric vehicles, next generation wireless infrastructure, smart energy management, portable medical devices, consumer appliances and smart mobile devices. The company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing and sales operations around the world. It is conceivable that the Malaysia plane is “cloaked,” hidden with high-tech electronic warfare weaponry that exists and is used by the military. The system can “make the real target appear to disappear or move about randomly. It is used effectively to protect aircraft from guided missiles.

“Most air forces use ECM to protect their aircraft from attack. It has also been deployed by military ships and recently on some advanced tanks to fool laser/IR guided missiles.

“Villagers near Marang, on Malaysia’s eastern coast, told police they heard a “loud and frightening noise” for about two minutes Saturday morning, according to Tom Phillips, a Telegraph correspondent in Kuala Lumpur.

Eight Marang islanders have filed police reports about hearing a loud and frightening noise. Some even ran toward the sound to see what was causing it – but saw nothing. That was about nine hours after the plane took off.

One of villager, Alias Salleh, 36, said he and seven fellow villagers were seated on a bench about 400 metres from the Marang beach at 1.20 A.M. when they heard a noise that sounded like the fan of a jet engine.

Alias Salleh, a truck driver told Malaysia’s The Sun Daily, he and friends ran towards the source of the noise, “but did not see anything unusual.”

The noise sounded like “the fan of a jet engine,” said Mr Salleh.

“My friends and I heard the ringing noise for about two minutes,” Mohd Yusri Mohd Yusof, a 34-year-old villager, said.

Marang is a town and the seat of Marang District, in the state of Terengganu, Malaysia. The town is on the South China Sea coast on the main highway between Kuala Terengganu and Kuantan

Last year, it was announced that new stealth technology makes airplanes invisible not only to radar, it also renders them hidden to the human eye as well — just like an invisibility cloak in a Hollywood sci-fi thriller.

http://beforeitsnews.com/events/2014/03/malaysia-plane-hidden-by-electronic-weapon-evidence-villagers-heard-but-could-not-see-it2432756.html

Update from the Galactic Federation:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/inlight_radio/2014/03/11/heavenly-blessings-commander-ashira-with-an-update-march-11-2014

The Bible Code

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I’ve just read The Bible Code and the Bible Code 2 by Michael Drosnin. The Bible Code is ecumenical, its for everyone. It was discovered since computer technology enabled a code breaking program to find words embedded in the original Hebrew text. Eli Rips the mathematician who found it, said that when he applied a computer he found words encoded far more than statistics allowed for by random chance. The code applied to recent history and was predictive. So 3000 years ago when the original Bible was composed, there was a code given which could only be accessed when computers became available and that code was predicting modern events before they happened.

This was startling by anyone’s standards. When other scientists starting confirming the maths, it confirmed that something was happening. It predicted the assasination of PM Yitzhak Rabin a year before it happened and he was given the prediction but did not prevent it from happening. He was shot in the back in 1995. There is evidence to suggest that changes in the geography or timing can change the outcome. In other words the predictions are a warning of an event which can be avoided. This appears to be the case in the predicted event of nuclear war in 2006.

It makes fascinating reading like an adventure story that is on-going. There is a reference to an object which will be discovered at Lisan Peninsula, near Mazra, in the Dead Sea on the Jordan side which is at its lowest level in hundreds of years. It’s 1300 ft below sea level and it’s a salt pan but the object which is said to be steel could be buried and the high salt content may have preserved it in the absence of oxygen. The object is some sort of code key. There are several references to it, Can’t wait for it to be discovered!