Monday, December 5, 2016

Dakota Access STOPS at Standing Rock (video)

Wisdom Quarterly;; Amy Goodman, Dave Archambault II (
With DA trying to throw case in favor of killer cop, mistrial may be good sign (See below)
He saved us from Hillary to throw us to the billionaires, which she wanted to do (AP).

S6 wells fargo protestors split
"Disaster": Could DAPL lose its contracts?
In a historic win for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota and the environment, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied Energy Transfer Partners  Corporation, the company behind the pipeline, a permit to drill underneath Lake Oahe on the Missouri River -- officially halting construction on the Dakota Access pipeline.

S4 standing rock protectorsThe project has faced months of resistance from the Standing Rock Sioux in North Dakota, members of more than 200 indigenous nations from across the Americas and thousands of their non-Native allies -- all concerned the pipeline’s construction will destroy sacred Sioux sites and that a pipeline leak could contaminate the Missouri River, which serves as a water supply for millions. We get reaction from Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault II. More

The outgoing, lame duck Obama Administration just announced that the Army Corps of Engineers has denied the final permit needed by Dakota Access to complete construction of the pipeline.

The corporation, Energy Transfer Partners, says they don't need no stinking permit and are moving forward like this never happened.

Obama also ordered a "review" of the route and a full EIS (Environmental Impact Statement) be conducted if the company still intends to move forward with the project -- and with Trump's help, they do.

In the meantime, this is a major victory for the Indigenous-led Water Protectors at Standing Rock and all allies who will continue to stand with them to fight this oil pipeline that is trampling sovereign rights, abusing eminent domain for private gain, and threatening our land, water, and climate. [A pipeline like this easily gets thousands of leaks a year, and a major catastrophic spill is always a danger.]
Thanks for continuing to stand with us.

- Jane Kleeb and the Bold Alliance team and Wisdom Quarterly
Reporter charged for reporting news: Amy Goodman tells CNN the media has responsibility to cover Standoff at Standing Rock...
Dn in the newsOn Sunday, before the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied the Dakota Access pipeline company a permit to drill underneath the Missouri River, Amy Goodman spoke with media correspondent Brian Stelter on CNN’s "Reliable Sources" about covering months of resistance by Native Americans and their allies against the $3.8 billion pipeline. 
S3 remy vets splitDec. 05, 2016: As Thousands of Vets Descend on Standing Rock, U.S. Army Backs Down and Halts Pipeline Construction
S6 wells fargo protestors split
A panel of one black and 11 white jurors -- who had seemed close to a verdict to convict Friday, with apparently only one holdout -- said Monday they were unable to reach a unanimous decision after deliberating more than 22 hours over four days.
"We as a jury regret to inform the court that despite the best efforts of all parties we are unable to come to a unanimous decision," said Circuit Judge Clifton Newman, reading a note from the jury before declaring a mistrial.
Former patrolman Michael Slager was charged with murder in the April 4, 2015, shooting death of 50-year-old Walter Scott. The judge had said the jury could also consider a lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter.
Cellphone video taken by a bystander that showed Scott being shot in the back five times was shown widely in the media and on the internet and shocked the country, inflaming the national debate about how blacks are treated by law enforcement officers. More

Jill Stein's protest at Trump Towers (video)

Seth Auberon, CC Liu, Pat Macpherson, Crystal Quintero (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly; SNL
And that Alec Baldwin guy is so not funny, SNL totally unwatchable... (WashPost)

Busy saving the world: Dr. Jill Stein in front of Trump Towers asking for recount (AP)
Our choice for president, Dr. Jill Stein, MD, is keeping the fire under Trump and his billionaire administration, even as corrupt hypocrite Hillary Rodham Clinton -- who did all she could to destroy Bernie Sanders and his movement that could have stopped Trump -- sits this one out.

Racist Trump likes some blacks (AP)
After raising a great deal of money to demand a recount in key states, the powers that be through the judiciary put a stop to her efforts in one state. But progress continues in others. What to do now? Dr. Stein held a conference in front of Trump Towers in New York City to discuss her plans openly with full transparency. We would not have seen that with Clinton, and we're not likely to see it with Trump...unless perhaps he keeps tweeting like a mad man.

Green Party's Jill Stein demands recount

MADISON, Wisconsin (AP) - Presidential candidate Jill Stein's fight to force ballot recounts in three states focused Monday on Pennsylvania, where her Green Party was seeking an emergency federal court order for a statewide recount, and Michigan, where a hand recount began on the orders of a federal judge. [What's the use -- or, as turncoat Bernie says, "What difference does it make now?" -- is a question best answered by investigator Greg Palast in the movie The Best Democracy Money Can Buy.] More

Hillary Clinton's child molestation ring at pizza shop: "self-investigation" thwarted

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Corp of Engineers: NO to Dakota Access

The Associated Press (via; Editors, Wisdom Quarterly
Celebration at the Oceti Sakowin camp after it was announced that U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will NOT grant easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in Cannon Ball, N.D., Dec. 4, 2016 (AP).
Corp of Engineers says no to corporation.
[Trump is going to be mad.] North Dakota's leaders criticized the decision [against the Dakota Access corporation trying to make money at the expense of environment and Native Americans].

Gov. Jack Dalrymple call ed it a "serious mistake" that "prolongs the dangerous situation" of having several hundred protesters who are camped out on federal land during cold, wintry weather.

U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer said it's a "very chilling signal" for the future of infrastructure in the United States.

The four-state, $3.8 billion project is largely complete except for the now-blocked segment underneath Lake Oahe, a Missouri River reservoir.

Assistant Secretary for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy said in a news release that her decision was based on the need to "explore alternate routes" for the pipeline's crossing.

Her full decision doesn't rule out that it take an alternative and less dangerous route as originally planned: it could cross under the reservoir or north of Bismarck.
"Although we have had continuing discussion and exchanges of new information with the Standing Rock Sioux and Dakota Access, it's clear that there's more work to do," Darcy said. "The best way to complete that work responsibly and expeditiously is to explore alternate routes for the pipeline crossing."

The company constructing the pipeline, Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners, had said it was unwilling to reroute the project. It had no immediate comment Sunday.

The decision came a day before the government's deadline for the several hundred people at the Oceti Sakowin, or Seven Council Fires, encampment to leave the federal land.

But demonstrators say they're prepared to stay, and authorities say they won't forcibly remove them.

As the news spread Sunday, cheers and chants of Mni wichoni -- "Water is life" in Lakota Sioux -- broke out among the protesters. Some in the crowd banged drums. Miles Allard, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux, said he was pleased but remained cautious, saying, "We don't know what Trump is going to do."

Tragedy strikes: Oakland warehouse.
"The whole world is watching," Allard added. "I'm telling all our people to stand up and not to leave until this is over." Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Sunday that the Department of Justice will "continue to monitor the situation" and stands "ready to provide resources to help all those who can play a constructive role in easing tensions." More

What to do after the breakup?

Ashley Wells, Wisdom Quarterly;

Why do great women pick people who treat them poorly?
Smart, beautiful, incredible individuals -- who give 110% to a person who in return is only half-vested, part-time, and approaches the relationship with a “me” not “we” mentality.

While friends see that our relationship is unhealthy, as does the rational mind, we just can’t seem to get out.

We know (deep down) that the person is not right for us, but we make justifications and excuses over and again. We stay. We try harder. We’re hooked.
Why does this happen? More Well, it's time to move forward.


Going through a breakup?  Or have you experienced emotional distress from a heartache that hasn’t fully healed? 

There is a "breakup bootcamp" to immerse in an intense and spiritual program designed to heal the heart and help you gain your personal power back. More

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

What do Bernie/Hollywood say about Trump?

Editors, Wisdom Quarterly; Lee Camp; Glenn Greenwald; Associated Press; Sen. Bernie Sanders
Oh no, a sexist, racist bigot just got elected to be leader of the US! Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. No one does much of anything but cry and complain after the fact. Where's Bernie?
(ET Canada/Global News) Hollywood Reacts To Trump Win: Stunned Hollywood elites reacts negatively to Donald Trump’s shocking win as Snoop Dogg calls Toronto “his new home.” ET Canada has all of their reaction.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert(The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) Bernie Sanders: Now More Than Ever, It's Our Revolution. The Vermont senator -- whose task may have been to attract leftists and guide them back to the mainstream party ("Bernies' Plan B: Follow me to Hillary") -- remains optimistic about the country's future and urges citizens to become more deeply involved in the political process. He's got a new summer home and a new book just out, Our Revolution. Will you fall for it again? We never understood the slur "libtard" till now.
(CBS News, 60 Minutes) Leslie Stahl interviews Trump Family after election
(CBS) [Sell-out] Sen. Bernie Sanders [who may have taken a $600,000 from the Clinton Camp and used the windfall to buy a summer house, paid for in cash a week after getting out of the race], whose presidential campaign won 22 states and 13 million votes before being robbed of the nomination by corrupt Hillary Clinton, is laying out his agenda in his new book, "Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In." The Vermont senator joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss why he thinks Democrats failed to appeal to the working class in the 2016 election.

What's going on?
Author of Listen, Liberal! Thomas Frank was on the BBC and on Mitch Jeserich's "Letters & Politics" (10:00 am, 11/16/16) today breaking it down for a population misled by a deceptive mainstream media. People are not shocked that Trump won. He had a chance just by running in one of the two wings of our one party American system. What is the surprise is that we were all led to believe there was nothing to worry about because corrupt Hillary Clinton had it in the bag.
Steal Back Your Vote
In fact, so convinced were we of this that we were shocked when someone with a 99% certainty of winning lost. Who said it was 99%? The deceptive media and corrupt pollsters. We at Wisdom Quarterly were so taken in that we were going to call it for Hillary a day in advance, seeing how the system is rigged and assuming that Democrats were the ones who rigged it more effectively than Republicans this time around. (Both sides engage in "caging" and other illegal and unethical practices, as Greg Palast details in his book and film). But it was the other way around:

Republicans rigged our gerrymandered system so that a minority won over a majority of voters. The consolation in California? Now big corporations will start selling high intensity marijuana (high THC, low CBD) like sugar, alcohol, and cigarettes to dumb everyone down with a new variation of an "opium for the masses."
Standing Rock: Hey, President Obama, how about stopping the Dakota Access Pipeline?

Okay, Obama, then how about freeing these heroes (and Snowden and Assange)?

I'm triggered! I'm so f#$%&@* mad at you, Mister Racist Sexist Nazi Trump!

The next stage: Will anti-Trump marches become a movement?
WASHINGTON, DC (AP) - Demonstrators upset over the election of Donald Trump have marched in cities around the country over the past week, and some are making plans to be in Washington for his inauguration Jan. 20. But whether marches will become a movement is an open question. More

Monday, November 14, 2016

The Super Moon (sutra)

Amber Larson, Dhr. Seven, Crystal Quintero (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly;; Ven. Thanissaro a.k.a. Geoffrey DeGraff (trans.), Maha-punnama Sutra (MN 109),

Dad, can we fly to the moon? - Yes, son.
The full moon of Nov. 14, 2016 is the biggest, closest, and brightest supermoon of the year. And it’s the closest supermoon since Jan. 26, 1948. Should we watch for this full moon on the night of Nov. 14? YES and if you do, it’ll be beautiful. (Well, it'll be beautiful anyway, so we should watch it). But for people in the Americas the moon is closer to full on the night of lucky Nov. 13th.
What's so super about this moon?
The moon turns precisely full on Nov. 14, 2016 at 13:52 UTC. This full moon instant will happen in the morning hours before sunrise Nov. 14th in western North America and on many Pacific islands east of the International Date Line. (See worldwide map below).
The Goddess Chandra Devi (light being)
In Asia and Australia the moon turns precisely full during the evening hours of Nov. 14. In New Zealand it actually happens after midnight Nov. 15. Around the longitudes of Europe or Africa, look both nights. More
NASA has always lied about the Moon
Al Theeathoone
Is the earth flat?* 47 years of NASA lies about the Moon. The moon is much closer than we are told and its own source of light (not simply reflected from the sun), according to empirical data we can test if we would only open our minds.
Al Theeathoone(Oct. 23, 2016) Questioning  the distance of the Moon from Earth based on the easy visibility of a tiny (53 mile long) feature, the Tycho crater, at the bottom of the artificial satellite. But wait, there's more: viewing astronauts jumping on the Moon,  gravity on the Moon, Moon models and miniatures, lying astronauts, missing videos, data, blueprints, and other records of the Apollo missions.
  • *Before you laugh, investigate. Debunk the claim, or try to. It may make you a believer. The world we see with our eyes is actually close to the way it is.
    The Great Full Moon Night Discourse
    Ven. Thanissaro (trans.), Maha-punnama Sutra (MN 109) edited by Wisdom Quarterly
    Thus have I heard. On one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Savatthi in the Eastern Monastery, in the palace of Migara's mother. On that occasion -- the lunar observance day (uposatha) of the fifteenth, the night of a great full moon -- he was sitting out in the open with the community of monastics.
    Then a monk, rising from his seat, arranging his outer robe over one shoulder and placing his hands palm-to-palm over his heart, said to the Blessed One:
    "Venerable sir, there is an area where, if the Blessed One will give me leave, I would like the answer to a question."
    "Very well, monk. Sit back down in your seat and ask whatever you wish."
    Responding to the Buddha, "Yes, venerable sir," the monk sat back down in his seat and said, "Are these not the Five Aggregates of Clinging -- form aggregate of clinging, feeling...perception...formations...consciousness aggregate of clinging?"
    "Monk, these are indeed the five aggregates of clinging -- form...feeling...perception...formations...consciousness aggregate of clinging."
    Saying, "Very good, venerable sir," the monk delighted and approved of the Blessed One's words and then asked him a further question: "But in what, venerable sir, are these Five Aggregates of Clinging rooted?"
    "Monk, these Five Aggregates are rooted in craving."
    More questions, explanations
    Saying, "Very good, venerable sir," the monk...asked a further question:
    "Is clinging the same thing as the Five Aggregates of Clinging, or is clinging separate from the Five Aggregates of Clinging?"
    "Monk, clinging is neither the same thing as the Five Aggregates of Clinging, nor is it separate from them. It is just that whatever passion and delight is there, that is the clinging there."
    Saying, "Very good, venerable sir," the monk...asked a further question: "Might there be diversity in the desire and passion for the Five Aggregates of Clinging?"
    "There might, monk. There is the case where the thought occurs to someone, 'May I be one with such a form [body] in the future. May I be one with such a feeling [sensation]... perception [receptive of sensory stimuli]... [mental] formations... such a consciousness [awareness] in the future. This is how there would be diversity in the desire and passion for the Five Aggregates of Clinging."
    Saying, "Very good, venerable sir," the monk...asked a further question: "To what extent does the designation 'aggregate' [heap, group, collection] apply to the aggregates [heaps]?"
    "Monk, whatever form is past, future, or present, internal or external, coarse or subtle, mundane or sublime, far or near, that is called the aggregate of form.
    "Whatever feeling is past, future, or present, internal or external, coarse or subtle, mundane or sublime, far or near, that is called the aggregate of feeling.
    "Whatever perception is past, future, or present, internal or external, coarse or subtle, mundane or sublime, far or near, that is called the aggregate of perception.
    "Whatever formations are past, future, or present, internal or external, coarse or subtle, mundane or sublime, far or near, those are called the aggregate of formations.
    "Whatever consciousness is past, future, or present, internal or external, coarse or subtle, mundane or sublime, far or near, that is called the aggregate of consciousness.
    • [Note 1: One form of consciousness apparently does not come under the aggregate of consciousness. This is termed viññanam anidassanam -- consciousness without a surface, or consciousness without a feature. MN 49 says specifically that this consciousness does not partake of the "allness of the all," the "all" being conterminous with the Five Aggregates of Clinging. The standard definition of the aggregate of consciousness states that this aggregate includes all consciousness, "past, present, or future... near or far." However, because viññanam anidassanam stands outside of space and time, it would not be covered by these terms. Similarly, where SN 22.97 says that no consciousness is eternal, "eternal" is a concept that applies only within the dimension of time, so it would not apply to this form of consciousness.]
    "This is the extent to which the term 'aggregate' applies to the aggregates."
    Saying, "Very good, venerable sir," the monk...asked a further question: "Venerable sir, what is the cause, what the condition for the delineation [2] of the aggregate of form? And what is the cause, the condition for the delineation of the aggregate of feeling... perception... formations... consciousness?"
    • [Note 2: Delineation (paññapana) literally means, "making discernible." This apparently refers to the intentional aspect of perception, which takes the objective side of experience and forms, fabricates, makes it into discernible objects. In the case of the aggregates, the Four Great Elements, contact, and name-and-form provide the objective basis for discerning them, while the process of forming the mental formations takes the raw material provided by the objective basis and turns it into discernible instances of the aggregates. This process is described in slightly different terms in SN 22.79.]
    "Monk, the Four Great Elements [are the characteristics of matter (rupa) known colloquially as earth, water, fire, and air] are the cause, the Four Great Elements are the condition for the delineation of the aggregate of form.

    "Contact is the cause, contact the condition, for the delineation of the aggregate of feeling. Contact is the cause, contact is the condition for the delineation of the aggregate of perception.

    "Contact is the cause, contact is the condition for the delineation of the aggregate of formations.

    "Name-and-form (nama-rupa, mind and body, mentality and corporeality) is the cause, name-and-form is the condition for the delineation of the aggregate of consciousness." More

    Sunday, November 13, 2016

    US protests Trump, but Bernie doesn't (video)

    Editors, Wisdom Quarterly; Sky Newss; ShoeOffHead; Bernie Sanders, Michael Moore (CNN); MDC
    (Sky News) Morning after Election Day Dems woke up with combo of shock/outrage. See below.
    WARNING: Sass and some profanity from our new liberal, left-leaning centrist heroine (lol)
    (CIA/CNN via WND) Bernie on Trump winning  (11/10/16). This was our hero and source of hope? Biased, sell-out Wolf Blitzer: Bernie, do you think you could have beaten Trump? Bernie: "What good does it do now?! Ha-ha."

    wwwMOXNEWScom(CIA/CNN via MOX NEWScom) Filmmaker Michael Moore says Bernie Sanders would be president if [corrupt] Democrats had listened to the people!
    Burn the El Don Trompo pinata in effigy? Hundreds of demonstrators seethe over being lied to by the mainstream media, propagandists, biased pollsters and pundits when told Hillary had it locked with 99% certainty when she was losing all along.
    Anti-Trump demonstrators denounce Pres.-elect Trump in cities across the US (Reuters).

    Thousands Across US Protest Trump Win
    Protests against President-elect Donald Trump continue through the night in major cities across the U.S.A.

    Trump Camp, Russian Officials in Contact During Campaign: MinisterIn New York City, thousands of demonstrators descended on Fifth Avenue's Trump Tower, and The New York Times says 15 people were arrested.  Anti-Trump protesters in downtown Los Angeles burned an effigy of Donald Trump's head in front of City Hall [as UCLA students had earlier burned a whole body in Westwood], and hundreds of protesters shut down the 101 Freeway in Los Angeles. Crowds in Chicago blocked the entrance to Trump Tower, chanting [the MDC punk rock lyrics], "No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA!"

    "Gay Marriage Taboo Is About to Fall in AsiaProtesters in Washington, DC held a candlelight vigil in front of the White House. Protests were also reported in Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas, Portland, Seattle, and Oakland [across the bridge from San Francisco]. More

    [ShoeOffHead (the new Boxy?)] Hey, LGBTQ people, Trump does not hate gays. [Dick Gregory says Donald Trump gay/bisexual just like his longtime friend and fellow LIAR Hillary Clinton]. So stop literally shaking.
    US protests Trump, even if Bernie Sanders wants to work with him
    Sky News
    Donald Trump will be the next US president. For thousands, disappointment turned to protest as supporters of [corrupt criminal] Hillary Clinton channeled their disbelief into a single defiant message: "Not my president," they chanted. "Not today." [Not ever?]

    In response to Trump's victory, a shocking win allegedly fueled by the rural roar of a dismayed white America, tens of thousands in at least 25 US cities -- including New York and Nashville, Chicago and Cleveland, San Francisco and Seattle -- shouted anti-Trump slogans, started fires, and held candlelight vigils to mourn the result.

    Many of those demonstrations continued early Thursday morning and led to dozens of arrests.

    "People are furious, not just at the results of the election, but the rhetoric of Donald Trump," Ahmed Kanna, an organizer for Social Alternative Berkeley, told CNN's Don Lemon.

    Demonstrations outside Trump's properties
    In New York, authorities estimated that as many as 5,000 people protested the real estate mogul's victory outside Trump Tower. They included pop star Lady Gaga, a staunch Clinton supporter.

    Their concerns ranged from policies, such as his proposed plan to build a wall along the US-Mexican border, to the polarizing tenor of his campaign that stoked xenophobic [fear of outsiders] fears.

    "I came out here to let go of a lot of fear that was sparked as soon as I saw the results," protester Nick Powers said. He said he feared Trump will support stronger stop-and-frisk policies that would put many people in prison. He also was worried that Trump's victory would embolden sexist views.

    Fifteen Trump Tower protesters were arrested Wednesday night for disorderly conduct, an NYPD spokesman said.

    In Chicago, activists marched down Lake Shore Drive -- an eight-lane expressway along Lake Michigan -- toward the Windy City's Trump Tower with signs such as one that said, "I still can't believe I have to protest for civil rights."

    CNN's Ryan Young, who saw a few thousand people there, said many chanted vulgarities toward the president-elect.

    "As a nation we thought we had come so far, but it seems like we're taking many steps back," one woman said. "We want to come together to change that."

    Meanwhile, protesters in Washington chanted "No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA," as they marched downtown to the Trump International Hotel. Elsewhere in the nation's capital, an illuminated sign proclaimed that the US is "better than bigotry."

    Their cries turned profane after a solemn gathering of thousands who attended a candlelight vigil outside the White House to mourn the election loss.

    Everything that has been built up has been destroyed," protester Brian Barto told CNN affiliate WJLA-TV. "America has failed (minorities)."Headed into Thursday, more than a thousand protesters in Los Angeles, including young Latino protesters, rallied outside City Hall, according to CNN's Paul Vercammen.

    They chanted "I will not live in fear," "Fight back, stand up" and "¡Si se puede!" (Spanish for "Yes it can be done").

    Protesters also set on fire a piñata depicting the head of president-elect.
    Several protesters said they feared that family or friends might be deported once Trump takes office.

    Brooklyn White, an 18-year-old protester who voted for Clinton, held a sign that said, "Hate won't win."

    "We can't let it stop us," she said. "If he's the president then fine, but if Donald Trump is going to be it, then he has to listen."

    Early on Thursday morning, the protesters marched onto the 101 Freeway and blocked traffic. Authorities arrested at least 13 protesters, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesman said.

    In Oakland, California, police said as many as 7,000 demonstrators took to the streets Wednesday night. By then, trash fires burned on a highway. Johnna Watson, public information officer with Oakland's police department, said three officers were injured.

    Thirty people were taken into custody and at least 11 citations were issued for vandalism, assaulting officers, unlawful assembly, failure to disperse and possession of a firearm. Police said some protesters threw Molotov cocktails, rocks, and fireworks at police officers.

    A few miles away at Berkeley High School, about 1,500 students walked out of classes Wednesday morning. It was one of numerous high school walkouts that occurred nationwide following the election.

    Supporters: Trump an "agent of change"
    As anti-Trump protesters aired their grievances with the election's outcome, supporters also came out in some places to express their enthusiasm for the president-elect.

    In New York early Wednesday, groups of Trump supporters cheered his triumph outside Trump Tower. Others went to the White House late Tuesday and early Wednesday to show their support.

    Nicholas Elliot, a Georgetown University student, said he was elated about Trump's election as he compared it to the United Kingdom's Brexit vote to leave the European Union. More