Thank you, Lindsey. Thank you, Alex, for your enlightening posts. Wishing you both a wonderful week. And for you, my dear friends, Happy Week to you also.
Exopolitics: Disclosure gets (dis)closer & (dis)closer!
Mainstream news is starting to finally receive some of the fascinating intel that alternative sources have been reporting for decades. In fact, our dahlin’ NASA has revealed their latest findings.
Underneath the frozen moons of Jupiter, Europa and Ganymede, and also upon Saturn’s moon, Enceladus, there lies liquid water. Of course, I’m thinking “liquid water?” …isn’t that “redundant repetitive,” kind of like saying “concrete cement”? Forgive me, I digress….
Further, we’ve learned that Mars’ surface was covered in vast oceans, and we surmise that the darker streaks viewed today on its surface could have been the result of salty water creeks. In addition, NASA’s Curiosity rover has found carbon-like and nitrogen molecules, which are some of the basic requirements for life on planet Earth.
For me, probably the most thrilling information discovered is that NASA’s Kepler telescope sightings have suggested that almost every star system contains planets that may be hospitable for life. “Once we get out beyond Mars, the likelihood that it’s similar to Earth because we share that material gets very, very low. And I think that’s where it starts getting exceptionally exciting,” said associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, John Grunsfeld.
NASA reported that we should find evidence of life beyond Earth within the next decade –“yippee yahoo,” I exclaim! “We know where to look. We know how to look. In most cases we have the technology, and we’re on a path to implementing it. And so I think we’re definitely on the road,” added NASA chief scientist Ellen Stofan.
“I think we’re one generation away in our solar system, whether it’s on an icy moon or on Mars, and one generation [away] on a planet around a nearby star,” said Grunsfeld.
Politics & Human Rights: Sadly, racism seems to be alive and well in our political arena.
Unfortunately, we witness once again the lack of awareness and maturity of our human race through this story, which highlights racism amongst our politicians. And of course, in my mind, this is the last place where we should be finding prejudice: Living within our political leaders who, ideally, should be neutral in all areas without any discrimination (sigh). I do not believe this is an unrealistic expectation for our elected officials, do you?
As I’ve mentioned before, personal biases are natural even though they are probably not politically correct, yet if one holds public office and is responsible for the welfare of a whole population, then it’s my opinion that personal prejudices must be kept in check –which means we need to be aware of our personal biases. And yet, unless we proactively and consciously assess our own belief systems, then we often are not aware of all our biases –that’s why it’s a “bias.”
“When Powell was attacked by conservatives in 2012 for endorsing Barack Obama for reelection — Mitt Romney surrogate John Sununu famously suggested that the endorsement was motivated by race — [former chief of staff for Secretary of State Colin Powell Lawrence] Wilkerson sprung to the defense of his former boss, saying that the Republican Party was ‘full of racists.'”
Wilkerson stands by those assertions. In a recent conversation with Salon, the retired U.S. Army colonel renewed his criticism of the GOP and the Bush administration. When asked about being concerned with any backlash from his racist comments, Wilkerson replied, “I’m not afraid of a backlash. The GOP has scores of racists. Under Richard Nixon’s blessing, the GOP took advantage of disgruntled Democrats in the South. They are still there and their children are there. This is very much known in our party. This was a conscious strategy.”
To be clear: I do not assume that the other political parties do not have racist officials also. Sadly and ironically, I believe “racism” has no biases and adversely affects anyone who is triggered by another’s personal or cultural beliefs.
Renewable Energy: Brazil shines with solar power!
A major drought is occurring in Brazil: 7 months without rain. A most favorable yet unforeseen outcome may be the result of this drought: “Brazil’s devastating drought could have the unexpected consequence of finally prompting one of the sunniest countries in the world to take solar power seriously.”
The back story is that Brazil relies on hydroelectric dams for 80% of the country’s energy, yet this seven month drought clearly has immensely affected the country’s ability to generate its own power. Further, current President Dilma Rousseff has plans to violate the constitutional rights of 20,000 indigenous people of the Amazon by uprooting them in order to build a mega-dam.
Thank goodness the new Mines and Energy Minister, Eduardo Braga, has an alternative: Solar power. “Braga has announced plans to turn dozens of hydroelectric dams in the southeast and centre west – which run the risk of becoming white elephants as the waters diminish – into solar energy farms.”
“Thousands of solar panels attached to buoys would be floated on the surface of the dwindling reservoirs to provide an alternative source of power. Ministry officials have calculated they could add up to 15,000 megawatts (MW) of solar power capacity, which is greater than the maximum capacity of two of Brazil’s latest Amazon megadams.”
Across our beautiful world, We Are All One.