Konstantinos-The ‘last’ announcement

Hello dear friends and readers. I would like to let you know that for some time now I feel a nudge to close down my two blogs, ‘Awakening to the Divine’ and ‘Konstantinos’s Lightwork’. Lately, and by that I mean for the last 4 months or so, I seem to wish to focus more on my personal work among other things. My personal work is about writing and drawing the story/ies that I create. It’s about the field of the 9th art or else known as comic book industry.

And I know that like elsewhere, there too, someone can find all kinds of things: from the most admirable work to the most profane. Though I recognize that these two sound too definite and I have seen for myself that everything have something good to offer. And I wish to continue offering good and do my work for the Light through that kind of field and not through the blogs anymore.

I feel that they have served their purpose, to me and to you all, in different ways, hope mostly beneficial.  That means though, that I’ll have to leave for good my web connections with all of you and with some people who I have come to interact with since November 2011. I got inspired and learned many things from all these beautiful persons.

I could start mentioning names but they are many and even by mentioning some of them, I feel that it wouldn’t be fair for the rest of them. So I prefer to refer to them all in a general way. I’m talking about a group of people that welcomed me in their company warmly and fulheartedly. I’ll never forget them.

I hope these people and each one of you out there, to continue doing your work for the Light, for the benefit of this world, its people and the rest of its life forms. I’ll sure continue trying to do my best not only through the field I mentioned above but through other ways as well (as I do already, actually). But not through blogs from now on, at least that’s how I feel about it for the time being.

I’d be glad to keep contacts with those who would like to find me via e-mail or skype, just know that I won’t do ‘readings’ or ‘channelings’ for anyone anymore. And in the end, why should I? I remind you, the voice of your God Self lies in each one of you. When we decide to exercise the ability to hear it, then we learn a little more about being masters of ourselves. Of course this isn’t as simple as it sound but it’s worth it. And I still learn about it and many other things as well.

I’ll try (since I haven’t done this before) to close down the blogs in the next hours or tomorrow.

I Love you all, people. Continue offering through your own paths, the good that this world seems to need so much. I’ll continue being with you on this.

All the best to all of you (-_-) ❤ !

Konstantinos

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Stephen Cook – An Open Letter to the Leaders of Every Government Around the World: Please, Just Tell Us the Truth in 2014!

Crossing out Lies and writing Truth on a blackboard.By Stephen Cook –  January 1, 2014

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An Open Letter to the Leaders of Every Government Around the World: Please, Just Tell us the Truth in 2014!

Dear World Leaders,

As a society, the human collective has been treated with such huge disrespect by you, our leaders, for way too long.

No matter what country we live in, you continue to lie to us every day.

Be it through saying you will do something while trying to get us to vote for you – and then not delivering or changing your mind. Be it through hiding some erroneous error you or your staff has made.

Be it through hiding some scandal you have willingly participated in – and then lying about it. Be it stating one reason for something (say, going to war with another country; or invading another country) when the real reason is something completely different.

Or, be it through allowing corruption to still exist at all levels of your governments, while still doing nothing effective to stamp it out, but, instead, paying billions to so-called ‘government’ investigations, programs and law enforcement strategies that never seem to ‘get’ the really’ big’ guys.

The list of  lies you have told us are endless… But what –  or who – are you covering up – and working – for?

So today, as 2014 begins anew, we ask you to start anew, too.

We ask that you stop lying about wars. Stop lying about policy decisions. Stop lying about history. Stop lying about who really controls the world markets and currencies. In fact please stop lying about anything to do with money and budgets and credit card debt and mortgage foreclosures and interest and taxes  – when you still allow the big bankers and their owners to hold the rest of us to ransom.

You’ve all seen – and some of you’ve felt – the roar of the crowd this past year in particular, as people in dozens of your countries have decided enough is enough, and taken to the streets in their hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands and sometimes in their millions to tell you” “We have had enough of this untrue way of living.” This is their truth. But it is also yours.

Talk to your fellow leaders in Egypt, Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Cambodia, Thailand, Brazil, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, Romania, Turkey and many other countries. They’ll tell you something is up.

Yes, ‘people’s patience and anger’ with you, your decisions and your way of ‘governing’ is what’s ‘up’.

Stephen Cook hosts The Light Agenda

We’re SO tired of you all not doing the jobs you believe you were either born to do, have a right to do, or have undemocratically been elected to do.

Photo: Stephen Cook

Yes, some of you did storm into power legitimately –  or managed to cobble together a minority government to do so – but your behaviour and lack of true and honest action in power has left people turning away from you in droves. Almost as quickly as they voted you in.

Why? Because you’re simply not doing your job: which is serving us… Governing for the people who voted you in.

Sure, during 2013 we’ve seen some truths come to light.  But not through you, our world leaders, being openly and totally honest. Rather, it’s been though more brave whistleblowers having to fear for their lives as they speak out against those who are the perpetrators of wrong doings.

Yes, some big bankers have been fined – but where did they get the money to pay these fines? And who are they paying these fines to?

Yes, some ‘bad guys’ have been arrested and jailed. And yes, corruption inquiries are underway in many countries.

And yes, we’ve finally seen some of the truth about what the NSA – and, no doubt, most other surveillance programs and organisations in countries well beyond the US – have been up to, by spying on us every day since George W. Bush signed some secret document in 2001 that has only now been released.

But none of YOU told us that truth. We have a young man called Edward Snowden to thank for doing that. And while I doubt he acted alone, he now lives in semi-exile in a foreign country – for telling the truth that you really should have told us in the first place.

Yet we don’t seek revenge. All we ask of you is to tell us the truth. Every day, from here on in.

So, dear leaders, please give us some true and honest answers this year; answers to questions such as:

What is our true history?  Why have religions, scientists and others re-written the truth to suit their needs and agendas?

Why do you all keep covering up the presence of our universal brothers and sisters – or extraterrestrials as some would say? What really happened at Roswell in 1947? What’s the real story of the moon landing and why can’t all the astronauts, cosmonauts and other men and women who’ve journeyed into space tell their true stories?

Who really started – and how and why did they start – all the wars of the 20th and 21st century?

Who really is responsible for such fear-invoking events as 9/11; the London, Mumbai, Boston and Bali bombings; the Lockerbie and Concorde air disasters – and many others?

Why is it that just ONE per cent of the people on this planet is SO rich that they own nearly everything and rule so many aspects of our lives?

Can you please tell us who is really running this world? Who runs the banks?  Who owns the world’s money markets and currencies? Who manipulates them? For you often say: it’s out of your control.

Why are the governments many of you run more like corporations? And why do you bend on hands and knees to do what big corporations want, rather than all of us?

Why has so much new technology been stifled, hidden and thwarted, when we are still polluting our atmosphere and our lungs by driving petrol-powered cars – yet you claim you want to save us all from climate change?

Why are people really living in poverty? Why do epidemics that appear to be man-made still have yet to be tracked to source. Can you also tell us the truth of why the big pharmaceutical companies say they are helping us to health – yet are profiting enormously from our ills?

Why are so many good people in a variety of countries starving, when the wealthy toss tonnes of food out every day? Can you also tell us why the big food producers continue to refuse to tell us exactly what’s in their products that continue to cause us ill-health? Why sugar and salt are hidden in nearly all we buy from the giant supermarkets, who continue to freeze the little guys, us, out?

Why do you allow any company to continue to rape, pillage and pollute our environment, felling huge swathes of the world’s forests and trees?

Why is there still such inequality on racial, sexual, gender, religious and economic grounds? Why are people from one country allowed better lives than those from another?

Why is your country, or the country next door, still using or developing nuclear weapons or power? And if it’s not you, why are you allowing them to do so?

And  why are you still shoving dangerous chemicals into the water we drink and the air we breathe each day – the two most vital things for life – when you know, deep down inside, that it’s killing us?

As I’m sure you’ll agree, I’ve hardly touched the surface here. I’ll bet you can think of hundreds of examples from 2013 alone where you haven’t told us the truth.

Yet, WE are the people YOU serve. And, as many of you tell us when we vote you in, it’s a privilege and an honour to do so.

So, dear leaders, why, why, why, are you not doing the right thing by ALL of us? Why are you not telling US the truth?

If you did, do you not realise that we’d instantly have more respect and faith in you and what you do.

Yet, based on the way so many of us are feeling around the world right now, it’s very likely that you won’t be our ‘leaders’ for  too much longer if you don’t change your ways…

So, this year, we, the people of the world, the people YOU serve, demand to know the truth – about everything. It’s a win-win situation.

Which is why we trust, dear leaders, that you can see it in your hearts and consciences to tell us the whole truth and nothing but the truth in 2014. We expect and deserve no less.

And so, I ask that you all – each and every one of you – start telling us the truth from this day forth and forever more.

Here’s to a truthful 2014 – for ALL of us!

Sincerely,

stephen65

Stephen Cook , Truthseeker – Sydney, Australia Presenter/Producer, Lift Your Spirit on InLight Radio News Editor – http://goldenageofgaia.com

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Via email to friends and family; post it on Facebook; link to it on Twitter; post it on your blogs;  and, send to others, anyway you can.

Send it to your leaders in local, state and national governments no matter where you live. Let’s all ensure our leaders tell us the truth all the time in 2014. Here’s the link to share the YouTube version: http://youtu.be/BhfG_yhYGGw Here’s the link to share or listen to the audio-only version: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/inlight_radio/2014/01/01/lift-your-spirit-an-open-letter-to-the-leaders-of-government-in-every-country

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Mapping Emotions On The Body: Love Makes Us Warm All Over

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/12/30/258313116/mapping-emotions-on-the-body-love-makes-us-warm-all-over

by MICHAELEEN DOUCLEFF

December 30, 2013 4:04 PM
People drew maps of body locations where they feel basic emotions (top row) and more complex ones (bottom row). Hot colors show regions that people say are stimulated during the emotion. Cool colors indicate deactivated areas.

People drew maps of body locations where they feel basic emotions (top row) and more complex ones (bottom row). Hot colors show regions that people say are stimulated during the emotion. Cool colors indicate deactivated areas.

Image courtesy of Lauri Nummenmaa, Enrico Glerean, Riitta Hari, and Jari Hietanen.

Close your eyes and imagine the last time you fell in love. Maybe you were walking next to your sweetheart in a park or staring into each other’s eyes over a latte.

Where did you feel the love? Perhaps you got “butterflies in your stomach” or you’re heart raced with excitement.

When a team of scientists in Finland asked people to map out where they felt different emotions on their bodies, it found that the results were surprisingly consistent, even across cultures.

People reported that happiness and love sparked activity across nearly the entire body, while depression had the opposite effect: It dampened feelings in the arms, legs and head. Danger and fear triggered strong sensations in the chest area, the volunteers said. And anger was one of the few emotions that activated the arms.

The scientists hope that these body emoticons may one day help psychologists diagnose or treat mood disorders.

“Our emotional system in the brain sends signals to the body so we can deal with our situation,” says Lauri Nummenmaa, a psychologist at Aalto University who lead the study.

“Say you see a snake and you feel fear,” Nummenmaa says. “Your nervous system increases oxygen to your muscles and raises your heart rate so you can deal with the threat. It’s an automated system. We don’t have to think about it.”

That idea has been known for centuries. But scientists still don’t agree on whether these bodily changes are distinct for each emotion and whether this pattern serves as a way for the mind to consciously identify emotions.

Basic emotions, such as happiness, sadness and fear, form the building blocks for more complex feelings.

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To try and figure out that out, Nummenmaa and his team ran a simple computer experiment with about 700 volunteers from Finland, Sweden and Taiwan.

The team showed the volunteers two blank silhouettes of person on a screen and then told the subjects to think about one of 14 emotions: love, disgust, anger, pride, etc. The volunteers then painted areas of the body that felt stimulated by that emotion. On the second silhouette, they painted areas of the body that get deactivated during that emotion.

“People find the experiment quite amusing. It’s quite fun,” Nummenmaa tells Shots. “We kept the questions online so you try the experiment yourself.” (You can try it here.)

Not everybody painted each emotion in the same way. But when the team averaged the maps together, signature patterns emerged for each emotion. The team published these sensation maps Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The team still doesn’t know how these self-reported sensations match with the physiological responses that occur with emotion.

But previous studies have found marked changes in bodily sensations in mood disorders, Nummenmaa says. “For instance, with depression sometimes people have pain in their chest.”

And there’s even some evidence that when you change your own body language — like your posture or stance — you can alter your mind.

Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio, who was not involved in this study, says he’s “delighted” by Nummenmaa’s findings because they offer more support for what he’s been suggesting for years: Each emotion activates a distinct set of body parts, he thinks, and the mind’s recognition of those patterns helps us consciously identify that emotion.

“People look at emotions as something in relation to other people,” Damasio, who is a professor at the University of Southern California, says. “But emotions also have to do with how we deal with the environment — threats and opportunities.” For those, Damasio says, you need your body as well as your mind.

Konstantinos’s announcement

Hello dear friends and readers (-_-). I wanted to say  that I’m not going to post anything from Dec 18th till Dec 27th because I’m going to be away at my Twin Flame girl’s country. She came at my place in the summer, now it’s my turn     (-_-) and I’m glad for it. Wishing beautiful and peaceful Christmas to all of you and a happy new year<3 .

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Simulations Back Up Theory That Universe is a Hologram

At a black hole, Albert Einstein's theory of gravity apparently clashes with quantum physics, but that conflict could be solved if the Universe were a holographic projection. Artist's impression by Markus Gann/Shutterstock

At a black hole, Albert Einstein’s theory of gravity apparently clashes with quantum physics, but that conflict could be solved if the Universe were a holographic projection. Artist’s impression by Markus Gann/Shutterstock

sage:  This is just cool, considering that we are told life as we know it is only an illusion. This might be one of those “discoveries” scientists are supposed to make to bring on the full disclosure of our true history.

By Ron Cowen, Nature.com – December 10, 2013 | Thanks to Golden Age of Gaia.

http://tinyurl.com/nq74a86

A ten-dimensional theory of gravity makes the same predictions as standard quantum physics in fewer dimensions.

A team of physicists has provided some of the clearest evidence yet that our Universe could be just one big projection.

In 1997, theoretical physicist Juan Maldacena proposed that an audacious model of the Universe in which gravity arises from infinitesimally thin, vibrating strings could be reinterpreted in terms of well-established physics.

The mathematically intricate world of strings, which exist in nine dimensions of space plus one of time, would be merely a hologram: the real action would play out in a simpler, flatter cosmos where there is no gravity.

Maldacena’s idea thrilled physicists because it offered a way to put the popular but still unproven theory of strings on solid footing — and because it solved apparent inconsistencies between quantum physics and Einstein’s theory of gravity.

It provided physicists with a mathematical Rosetta stone, a ‘duality’, that allowed them to translate back and forth between the two languages, and solve problems in one model that seemed intractable in the other and vice versa. But although the validity of Maldacena’s ideas has pretty much been taken for granted ever since, a rigorous proof has been elusive.

In two papers posted on the arXiv repository, Yoshifumi Hyakutake of Ibaraki University in Japan and his colleagues now provide, if not an actual proof, at least compelling evidence that Maldacena’s conjecture is true.

In one paper, Hyakutake computes the internal energy of a black hole, the position of its event horizon (the boundary between the black hole and the rest of the Universe), its entropy and other properties based on the predictions of string theory as well as the effects of so-called virtual particles that continuously pop into and out of existence.

In the other, he and his collaborators calculate the internal energy of the corresponding lower-dimensional cosmos with no gravity. The two computer calculations match.

“It seems to be a correct computation,” says Maldacena, who is now at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey and who did not contribute to the team’s work.

Regime change

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About me ! – 12- 12- 2013 – Multidimensional Ocean

Hi guys! 

A few people have asked me on private questions about me, my channeling work and technique, or had other discussions. Usually, I don’t have enough time to have one to one email with people and friends. This is because I work and study at the same time, and try to run 2 websites, and channel as well.. and with a slow broadband and windows 8.1 .. this is tricky.. and painful at times, not to mention the 3 hours daily travel time, the preparation for the next day’s work and classes (takes up to 5 hours per night), and the exams and readings I have to do for my post grad course.

So I am sorry if I can’t reply to emails or chats til roughly June, when I will be busy applying for a job… !

Such is my path in life, I have to work hard to make a living for me and help my family as well. No other way of surviving for us otherwise. So I thought I would say a little about me and my channeling work and try to hit on a few readers’ questions while I am home sick for the day…

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MY CHILDHOOD:

– I was born in East Europe on a farm. I have traveled from age 7 with my family in a few countries in Europe and since I am an adult I have lived in 2 European countries.

– I have always recalled living on Mars and on the Moon, in previous lives of course. I used to tell of those things to my family, but they always told me that there is no one living on other planets and that there is no extra- terrestrial life in the Universe. Which made me sad and scared, and I have always told them that that was not true, that life was plentiful in the universe, otherwise why would the universe be so big, if it was just all for our planet. We agreed on that.

– Since one particular day at age 3, I have always known that I was on Earth for a specific purpose, even though I still don’t fully know that purpose. But I did know that my life and mission was different on Earth than most of the people living on it. I have been trying to recall my mission since age 3, when I noticed that my memory was becoming corrupted and that I begun forgetting what happened the day before, unless I really thought about it.

– Since that same day, at 3 years old, I realized that I was forgetting what i did a few hours before, or what I just had for breakfast. I realized that Earth was having a heavy impact on my being and on my memory.. and that my past lives and between lives memories were slowly becoming a blur.. and what I thought I would always remember, was slowly fading away.. and to my horror, as I looked into my memory, I realized that the reason why I was on Earth, as huge and important as it was, was impossible for me to retrieve already. So I set on the search for my reason for being here since that day! :)

– I also remember my life planning and of being told about the Inner Earth and the lives and water there, and about the life on Mars and inside of it.

– I knew about the pyramids on Mars and about the face on Mars at age 3, in the mid 70s.when no body knew about those things on Earth and I also knew about the Moon structures and buildings. I told my family what I recalled from those places and I told them that ET beings live on the Moon and on Mars. I told them that humans used to live on Mars before a great catastrophe hit Mars,and we evacuated it, living memories for us to be able to see from Earth (aka the face and the pyramids).

– I could see ghosts and spirits as a child, I could see ghosts enter people’s bodies and I could see how people were influenced by those bad spirits or ghosts.

– I could see behind the veil of matter and of the solid world. My eye sight seeing things at a molecular / atomic / nuclear level, which means that I could also activate molecules and change the shape of things: for example turn a tennis ball inside out just by looking at it, make plants and grass grow in a matter of minutes, etc.. of course my family totally freaked out, and insisted that for my own safety I never do these things again. (they were truly scared, so scared that I became scared of this, and I forgot how to do those things on demand).

PAST LIVES

I recall vividly living on Atlantis (perhaps 2 lives: one in the glorious times and one in the end times of that society).

I also lived several lives in Ancient Egypt, one possibly as Sekmet.

I was a female pilot/ navigator during world war 2, on a bomber, working in an American/ UK team. I fought the Nazi ideology.

I never had a long life on Earth, as I could never adapt to life here, I usually died in accidents or disease, or by self harm. I died age 13 or 15 in my last life, in a horse accident, after stealing a stallion that nobody had rode before. He throw me down and I broke my neck in a matter of seconds. I never felt any pain, i was very surprised at how fragile human lives were for me to die on the spot like that.

For those of you interested in reading about my past lives, here are some of my memories:

http://2012indyinfo.com/past-lives-reminescences/

PRE- EARTH LIVES

I had several lives on various planets, among many societies and civilizations, including the civilizations of the beings that now visit me: Arcturus, Procyon, Sirus, Andromeda, Pleiadies,  also among Bellatricians, Procyonans and Centaurians.

I came on Earth as part of a benevolent effort to collaborate with new species and travel together to discover Earth. We did not know much about those species, but decided as an act of good will to travel on their space ship, with their fleet, while our own fleet followed us, and had no idea we were onboard. The expedition was made mainly of Pleiadian beings and other benevolent civilisations, such as the Sirians.

Those species were Annunki and Lizard beings, and we had no idea that a war would break out once in orbit around the Earth, as they wanted to have the planet to themselves when they have seen its beauty.

I have died in orbit between Earth and Mars in that life, in a space suit and have been here since that time, following the planet’s evolution process.

ET CONTACTS

– I have had several ET interactions and encounters. Although, on my demand, mainly in spirit form, and through telepathy, and interactions with light ships, cloud ships (and there is no doubt that these were clouds, as they totally move in different formation for miles in a matter of seconds..) and galactic ships, and light spheres and flashes.

– My interactions take place during sleep mainly, with Sirians (including Humans and reptoids beings working with SaLuSa), Andromedans, Arcturians, Procyon person, Ashtar, SaLuSa and Arch Angel Michael.

– My latest contact with a space ship was in October, it was a close encounter with my protector ship that came about 5- 10 meters from my window. They were so close that I could see the windows of the ship. It is a red ship, the size of a micro-bus, we interacted by telepathy and they flashed their lights at me, and responded to my questions by moving in certain positions to answer my questions. ps: I interact with them for about 3 years and it can last hours, and it feels so safe and exciting.

SaLuSa and his crew, and Ashtar saved my life several times, by either preventing my house from being blown up,or by protecting me from unwanted guests in my house… They have helped me in very tangible and physical ways from their ships and through telepathy.

Here is a list of most of the beings that i interact with, and of course I was guided to this list by them, only after I had spent a night of telepathy chatting to those beings, and to read their physical description on the site the day after was an amazing experience!! the description is exactly what they looked like in my contact with them and dreams!! and i have never read their description before! 🙂 http://www.paoweb.com/gfmcenta.htm

CHANNELING

I have never thought that i could channel..NEVER!! it had never even crossed my mind.. then i discovered SaLuSa by Mike Quinsey, in fact I was guided to his messages and Barbara Marciniak’s messages by a reptoid woman, who was with me for a week. She also introduced me to an article called Do you wish us to show up? and we discussed a lot through telepathy and during my dreams with her and with other Galactic Federation members who came with her.

I still could never imagine me doing channeling,  so it is not until the ETs and AA Michael made contact with me that this has started for me a few years ago but i have never dreamt of this or asking for this to happen to me, to be honest.I had never even imagined that i could ever do this.. never, never, never has it even crossed my mind or imagination.

 I have spent about 2 weeks with SaLuSa and many cloud ships and light ships where i lived at the time.
 and he asked me if I wanted to channel him, gave me 2 weeks to think about it and decide then.
 We worked together for 2 weeks on various projects, including making youtube videos
 and he (SaLuSa) thought me how to channel during that time. He even had to correct my spelling mistakes, as I am not a native speaker of English.. and there were many mistakes.. he spent more time correcting my mistakes than giving me a message :) !! he kind of gave up on that then and insisted that i would improve if i kept at it.
I actually spent hours with him getting me to fine tune the messages and i could see his ship outside my house for hours.
 Also of interest is that when he is physically near, the message is much clearer and stronger.
It is like talking on the phone, i hear him, except there is no phone.
– About 6 months later, I have also done an online TAUK course with Suzanne Spooner, which was excellent and really encouraged me in my work and gave me a lot of confidence in my channeling work, which I lacked of before.
This course thought me how to use a pendulum and how to make sue that i am protected and ask for it.
 – on top of those things I am involved in spiritual work since 1997 (not online), i work with a group of people internationally
 so i was already thought how to contact my Higher Self
I hope you guys have enjoyed reading this and that it will help you in your own light work :)
May you all have peace at heart, love, joy and purpose in your lives (past, present and futur).
With much love, Multidimensional Ocean.
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NASA unveils 6-foot-tall humanoid robot (VIDEO)

Published time: December 11, 2013 18:35
Edited time: December 11, 2013 21:01

 Screenshot from YouTube User IEEE Spectrum

NASA scientists have been secretly at work for a year on a walking, humanoid-like robot meant to evoke awe in anyone who comes across it — and it looks like they’ve accomplished their mission.

Researchers at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, Texas have released video footage of what they’re entering in a Pentagon-sponsored robotics contest later this month, and the evidence is enough to give just about anyone some spooky, sci-fi nightmares.

The JSC is entering a creation dubbed “Valkyrie” in this year’s DARPA Robotics Competition (hosted by the United States military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), and it very well may be one of the most realistic endeavors of its type yet.

Measuring in at around 6’2” and around 275 lbs (125 kg; 1.9m), the Valkyrie is a joint effort being undertaken by NASA and scientists at the University of Texas and Texas A&M University that will participate in a trial run later this month against five other creations courtesy of five competing groups of robotics wizzes.

Along with projects from the likes of Drexel University and Virginia Tech, the NASA/Texas team will enter Valkyrie in order to demonstrate a robotic creation designed for disaster areas that can mimic the behavior of man but with some added, lab-produced perks.

The challenge created by DARPA involves tasks like walking over uneven terrain, climbing a ladder, using tools and driving,” Evan Ackerman wrote on Tuesday for the IEEE Spectrum, who first published video of the robotic in action. “This means that Valkyrie has to be capable of operating in the same spaces that a person would operate in, under the control of humans who have only minimal training with robots, which is why the robot’s design is based on a human form,” he said.

Screenshot from YouTube User IEEE Spectrum

Screenshot from YouTube User IEEE Spectrum

And while the creation may indeed be human in form, its designed to do things that the average Joe might have a hard time accomplishing: mighty, interchangeable arms allow for ambidextrous control, and powerful legs provide for bipedal climbing that could put Valkyrie in situations and scenarios that a human being wouldn’t be able to transverse.

Even with humanoid features, however, the Valkyrie sports a modified design that makes it that much more different. Its arms have seven degrees of freedom and its feet feature six-axis force-torque sensors — which, along with every other aspect of what’s intended to be a fully-autonomous endeavor — is powered by a battery on the robot’s backpack, good for around an hour of use before it needs to be recharged.

We really wanted to design the appearance of this robot to be one that when you saw it (you’d say) ‘Wow. That’s awesome,'” Nicolaus Radford of the NASA JSC Dextrous Robotics Lab says in the video published by IEEE Spectrum.

But with electronics aplenty, the developers of the project say they didn’t want to make something that necessarily resembles the metallic clanking robots typical of classic science fiction.

Our robot is soft. If you brush against it while you’re working, you don’t want to feel this cold, hard metal. You want it to feel natural, like you’re working next to another human being. The soft goods, the clothes we put on the robot, give it that feel, that appearance of being more comfortable to be near,” added Radford.

The Valkyrie is expected to go up against the competition on December 20 during the “track A” trials among DRC contestants. Meanwhile, other teams will compete in a less-advanced track that will involve a pre-designed robotic prototype from DARPA dubbed the ATLAS robot. That creation is the same height as the Valkyrie but weighs in at around 55-lbs heavier and has to be tethered to its power source, rather than rely on a backpack.

   http://youtu.be/zkBnFPBV3f0

Montague Keen – December 8, 2013

http://galacticchannelings.com/english/montague08-12-13.html

It is wonderful when someone grasps what you are trying to expose and explain: they run with it and they find the answers.

Hilda did just that. She found what was so well hidden that it had escaped the attention of scientists for years. This is so important. It must be shared and openly discussed. Questions must be asked and answers must be given. This is the information that I have been preparing you for, and leading you towards.

I ask that you devote time to study the implications contained in this lengthy document and carefully consider what steps to take, in order to rectify the damage that was done to humanity by the Dark Ones in order to create a slave race to support and serve them.

You are waking up. The doors are opening wide to a future that, until now, you never expected to have. The future is yours. Grasp it with both hands. Go with the flow towards it. Leave everything negative behind you, it is not worth a moment of your time. Welcome the ENERGY that you will release when you all come together in peace and harmony. This is the last hurdle you face. You now have all the information you need to make the necessary changes. You are almost there. Read the following document carefully, my friends. The prison bars are dissolving, freedom awaits you.

My love, it is all moving forward nicely. People are ready to do what is necessary to restore your planet and to establish peace and harmony for all humanity.

The answers you need are contained within this document. I ask everyone to now read:

HOW DID WE (HUMANITY AND EARTH) BECOME SOULS OF DISTORTION ?
Website: The Montague Keen Foundation

Alldenale’s Return and the Event – Message channeled by Multidimensional Ocean -11 Dec.2013

http://multidimensionalocean.wordpress.com/2013/12/11/alldenales-return-and-the-event-message-channeled-by-multidimensional-ocean-11-dec-2013/

kagaya_earthlight1Laura: Hi Allendale! It was nice hearing you and feeling your presence yesterday and again today! Thank you for dropping by and giving us some news! You were telling me about the upcoming Event in the kitchen yesterday. Would you like to give us some news about it maybe?
Allendale: Ai lassie! It is good to be back. I have returned to be part and to witness the last and final phase of the Ascension of this amazing planet of yours.
She has been caring for so many for so long, she went through pain and suffering through time, and now, she is in her most desperate hour seemingly, because of the constant threats to her life and to the lives that she carries with her.
We all have an immense respect and love for your Earth, and we all rejoice to see her suffering come at last to an end, as she will complete the final phase of the permanent transition into the freedom and loving grounds of the 5th dimension.
You are going to see more and more activity in the air, as it is going to be increasingly difficult for the ET guests to remain hidden from the amateur astronomers, and the folks on the ground with cameras and iphones. he he he ! (smiles and giggles). I have to admit that there s a big crowd out there monitoring this birthing event so to speak.
It is going to be an amazing transition, and we all want to be part of it.
I know… at the moment, the cabal and just random events are conspiring together to take as many souls down the rabbit hole as possible, including your planet’s soul. This is in fact a sign of how desperate they are, and how they try all the tricks in the books.
This is the other reason why so many of us are here to keep an eye and an ear on their deeds, so that they don’t interfere in a dramatic manner with this beautiful transition.
The transition is in the books, it has already taken place, and many of us, who can time travel come back to this moment in time, when all seems lost, and people begin to awaken to the fact that they have been lulled into this illusion of democracy, of freedom and peace, when in actual fact the truth is far from what is being advertised on TV by the news media.
This is a moment in time when the power of awakening hits many, and the vibrations of love, peace and change begin to truly manifest visibly into reality.
Oh, I know that your readers have been fed up of hearing us speak of liberation time and again. You have got to understand that to any of us, who exist outside of the time and space plane, we do not perceive time as you do at all. So I am sorry for al the unrest and expectations that our messages can sometimes bring to you. Please take them with a pinch of salt and understnd that they come from a time outside of time, and from a place, outside of space. From beings who have bridged the gap between the perception of life and death. To us life and death are 2 sides of the same coin, and we keep our consciousness both when we take a physical form and when we are only in our energy form.
I come to bring great news, as the matters will continue their natural acceleration from now on towards the Event. The Event will be as beautiful as you can all dream it as a collective, you will help and shape this transition into 5D.
It wil be a cosmic Event, of Galactic impact and awareness. The victory of Love and Light at long last, that many of you have been waiting for, for so long, thoughout many ives.
Keep dreaming of love, of peace, keep calling your twin flame to you, and you will experience unimaginable hights of love, passion, and you will transform yourselves and the planet together.
The Earth’s rivers will flow with tears of joy, and with unconditional love.
Earth will be freed from those who kept it in shackles for eons and will know true joy and abundance at last.
Many people are still working behind the scenes to make dreams come true. These are your angels and archangels, and also many people incarnated onto the Earth at this time.
Keep the spirit of love and Chrismas alive, open your heart to joy and abundance.
The door is now open, and you are once step away.
Allendale out!
Channel: Laura Multidimensional Ocean

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Giant Underwater Pyramid Found Near Azores Island Associated With Atlantis, Portuguese Navy Investigating

[Konstantinos’s note: Thanks to my  friend Pinchu-Feilla for letting me and others, who may haven’t noticed this post back in September, know about this.]

http://beforeitsnews.com/beyond-science/2013/09/giant-underwater-pyramid-found-near-azores-island-associated-with-atlantis-portuguese-navy-investigating-2443658.html

Researchers have discovered an underwater pyramid 60 meters high and 8000 meters square base near the Bank De João de Castro, between the islands of Terceira and São Miguel.
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Video here

 The structure was identified by the sailor Diocleciano Smith based on bathymetry readings. The author does not believe that the pyramid is of natural origin.

The Government says that the matter is already being investigated with the support of the Portuguese Navy.

The Regional Secretary of Education  Luiz Fagundes Duarte believes that, taking into account the location one should not treat it as human work.

In the video it is said that the vertexes of the pyramids are aligned in a way that one of them points north and one of them points south, exactly like the pyramid of Giza.

 The base bigger than a football stadium.
The discoverer found it a few months ago but he couldnt really believe it, he kept it a secret and began to study it, he then decided to reveal it.
 The man already has given the coordinates to Portuguese officials for further study.

Terceira, also referred to as the “Ilha Lilás” (the “lilac” or “violet” island), is an island in the Azores archipelago, in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean. It is one of the larger islands of the archipelago, with a population of 56,000 inhabitants in an area of approximately 396.75 km². It is the location of the historical capital of the archipelago, the Azores’ oldest city and UNESCO Heritage Site (Angra do Heroísmo), the seat of the judicial system (Supreme Court), main base of the Azores Air Zone Command (Commando da Zona Aérea dos Açores) Base Aérea nº 4 and to a United States Air Force detachment.

 Historically, there has been uncertainty in the date and the discoverer associated with the islands of the Azores. Nautical charts before the “official” discovery identified islands in the Atlantic Ocean as far back as 1325, when a chart by Angelino Dalorto identified “Bracile” west of Ireland, and later one by Angelino Dulcert which identifies the Canaries, and Madeira, along with mysterious islands denominated as “Capraria” (whom some historians suggest were São Miguel and Santa Maria).

Legends also persisted of Atlantis, Sete Cidades (Kingdoms of the Seven Cities), the Terras of São Brandão, the Ilhas Aofortunadas (The Fortunate Islands), the Ilha da Brasil (the Island of Brasil), Antília, the Ilhas Azuis (Blue Islands), the Terra dos Bacalhaus (Land of Codfish), and charts appeared between 1351 and 1439 of several groupings of islands with various names. The first association between the modern island of Terceira and these stories, was that of the island of Brasil; it first appears as Insula de Brasil in the Venetian map of Andrea Bianco (1436), attached to one of the larger islands of a group of islands in the Atlantic.

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Soren Dreier: Love – Or We Might Just Crumble

http://aquariusparadigm.com/2013/12/10/soren-dreier-love-or-we-might-just-crumble/

Heather Rodgers: The Division of Humanity by Humanity

http://awakeningtothedivine.wordpress.com/2013/12/10/heather-rodgers-the-division-of-humanity-by-humanity/

Neale Donald Walsch: A New Christmas Story?

http://awakeningtothedivine.wordpress.com/2013/12/10/neale-donald-walsch-a-new-christmas-story/

More Than 500 Authors from 100 Countries Sign Global Petition Against Mass Surveillance. You Can, Too.

http://awakeningtothedivine.wordpress.com/2013/12/10/more-than-500-authors-from-100-countries-sign-global-petition-against-mass-surveillance-you-can-too/

Gene Expression Changes With Meditation

http://awakeningtothedivine.wordpress.com/2013/12/10/gene-expression-changes-with-meditation/

Sierra Riddle Stops Medical Marijuana Treatment, Returns To Chemo For Son’s Cancer After Human Services Gets Involved

http://awakeningtothedivine.wordpress.com/2013/12/10/sierra-riddle-stops-medical-marijuana-treatment-returns-to-chemo-for-sons-cancer-after-human-services-gets-involved/

(Snip) Uruguay Senate To Vote On Legalizing Sale Of Marijuana

http://awakeningtothedivine.wordpress.com/2013/12/10/snip-uruguay-senate-to-vote-on-legalizing-sale-of-marijuana/

5 Health Benefits Of Peppermint

http://awakeningtothedivine.wordpress.com/2013/12/10/5-health-benefits-of-peppermint/

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns

http://awakeningtothedivine.wordpress.com/2013/12/10/man-walks-all-day-to-create-massive-snow-patterns/

Xbox Live among game services targeted by US and UK spy agencies

http://awakeningtothedivine.wordpress.com/2013/12/10/xbox-live-among-game-services-targeted-by-us-and-uk-spy-agencies/

DARPA designs giant foldable satellite capable of surveiling 40% of Earth (VIDEO)

http://awakeningtothedivine.wordpress.com/2013/12/10/darpa-designs-giant-foldable-satellite-capable-of-surveiling-40-of-earth-video/

 

13 Ways to be Happier

http://worldobserveronline.com/2012/04/25/15-things-you-should-give-up-to-be-happy/

Without realising it, many of our thought habits get in the way of our happiness and cause us to get stuck into negative patterns of thinking. Below we will look at 13 ways we can rewire our thoughts and minds into allowing ourselves to feel the happiness that we deserve, freeing us to live, love and be happy. We will look at how we can liberate ourselves from those thoughts and mental habits that hold us back and hold us down, we will look forward to a better, happier and more positive new us. Follow this advice and not only will you feel better but those around you will too, after all, only a lit candle can light other candles.

1. Let go of your complaining
Throughout the day we could potentially find countless things to complain about, the weather, the traffic, the service we got at a restaurant but how does this constant whinging make things any better for us? Does it make things better for us? Does is make us happier? Or does it just put a downer on our mood and make us feel unhappy, low and depressed? Our mood is in our hands, we can choose to react to any situation however we want, we can allow ourselves to sucked into a negative state of mind or we can rise above that and be happy despite the traffic!

“Tell the negativity committee that meets inside your head to sit down and shut up.” Martin Seligman

2. Let go of having to always be right. 
Many of us struggle with the even the thought of being wrong and will go as far as falling out with dear friends or loved ones solely for the sake of being right. Letting go of this habit will lead to better relationships for all. A sense of serenity in knowing that even though you may have been right, you’ve saved yourself and those around you a great deal of stress, worry and tension in not having to be right or have the last word. Wayne Dyer wrote “Would I rather be right or would I rather be kind?” Think about that next time you find yourself fighting this habit!

3. Let go of any self defeating ideas
Most of the hurdles we face in life are actually ones that we have concocted up in our minds, they are imaginary, unreal and they are what prevent us from moving forward, not our actual circumstances. These imaginary hurdles warp our ideas about what we can and cannot do, what is and what is not possible. We need to learn to see through these hurdles. Then we will be ready to spread our wings and fly!

An entire sea of water can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can’t put you down unless you allow it to get inside you – Goi Nasu

4. Let go of your fears
What would you attempt if you knew you could not fail? Our fears are unfortunately hindrances that we create for ourselves. Imagine all those hindrances had vanished, how would you feel? Close your eyes and imagine that for just a moment. Feel good? Now try living that way.

Being kind to yourself in thoughts, words and actions is as important as being kind to others.

5. Let go of attachment
Attachments create an atmosphere of fear. You are not reliant on things and allowing yourself to think you are will prevent you from being happy.

6. Let go of making criticism
Refrain from criticising anything and everything that you don’t understand. We are all different and that’s what makes life beautiful; what a boring place this would be if we were all the same. Allow people and things to be different, don’t see difference as an excuse to criticise. We all want to be happy, let’s allow ourselves to be happy and lets allow others to be happy.

7. Let go of blaming 
Stop trying to find reasons for why things are what they are, in looking to explain things away we often try and find fault in something or someone, this negativity harms those around us, but more than anyone else, it harms us!

8. Let go of trying to impress other people
There are so many more important things in life than worrying what someone thinks of our shoes, what you do for a living or the car you drive. These things are not that are going to nurture healthy relationships. What people want from you is to be real, to be yourself, when you drop all pretences you’ll realise that people appreciate you for who you are and you’ll find your relationships are now stronger and deeper.

9. Let go of your excuses
Sometimes we get into the habit of making excuses for the sake of making excuses. We have all the time, resources and energy that we will ever have. We need to take advantage of our youth, good health, wealth, free time and most of all, our lives while we have them!

10. Let go of trying to always control
Situations, events, people; as much as we may try, much of what happens around us cannot be controlled by us and so we must spare ourselves the hassle of trying to think that it can. Let everyone and everything around you just be and you will feel much more relaxed and happier.

11. Let go of the past
Keep things in perspective, never dwelling on the past or being anxious about the future, rather enjoying these precious everyday moments. Today is all you have. Tomorrow has not been promised to you and yesterday has passed you by. So be present in all that you do. Remember, these are the good old days, happiness is not something you can postpone for the future.

12. Let go of resisting change
Every life process entails change. As human beings we often enjoy familiarity and once we become comfortable we become resistant to change. But very little lasts forever and so we have to alway be ready for change, that doesn’t mean we fear it, rather we embrace it whenever it comes knocking at our door, we welcome it in and see it as opportunity, opportunity for something new and better.

13. Let go of living life to other people’s expectations
Too much of our lives is spent trying to fit into social archetypes. We allow the expectations of others determine the job we do, the car we drive, the clothes we wear and much more! How much happier would we be if instead we followed our hearts and did things the way we wanted to do them. We allow our loved ones to dictate to us, our parents, siblings, partners and often we allow influences such as the media or government to dictate to us how we live our lives. We are all talented individuals, we all have something to offer, something unique. Each one of us is gifted. We need to nurture our talents and gifts and contribute through doing what we do best, doing what we love, rather than doing what we think is expected of us.

 

Barack Obama Jokes About Area 51 During Kennedy Center Honours

Area 51: the most secret spot in the USArea 51: the most secret spot in the US

sage:  Wow…just wow.  Obama comes public with Area 51 and even validates Shirley MacLaine, long ridiculed for her psychic abilities and belief in the Galactics. A far cry from the typical government stance on Area 51 and possibly the first step toward full Disclosure.  I did notice though that no US mainstream news outlet carried this story. 

By Bonnie Malkin, The Telegraph – December 8, 2013 |Thanks to Golden Age of Gaia.

http://tinyurl.com/mrehqkm

US President Barack Obama has publicly joked about Area 51 at a White House event for the Kennedy Center honorees.

“Now, when you first become president, one of the questions that people ask you is, what’s really going on in Area 51?” he said.

“When I wanted to know, I’d call Shirley MacLaine. I think I just became the first president to ever publicly mention Area 51. How’s that, Shirley?”

MacLaine, who is among five artists who are receiving the honour, has claimed to have seen UFOs.

She was joined by Billy Joel, Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock and opera star Martina Arroyo at the event, where they were awarded the nation’s highest honour for influencing American culture through the arts.

Joel said the honour stands apart from his six Grammys.

“This is different. It’s our nation’s capital,” he told The Associated Press. “This is coming more from my country than just people who come to see me. It’s a little overwhelming.”

The 64-year-old musician born in the Bronx has been playing the piano since he was a boy, growing up on New York’s Long Island. There was always music in the house, he said. His mother sang. His father played the piano.

Mr Obama saluted the honorees, saying the performers were extraordinary.

“The diverse group of extraordinary individuals we honour today haven’t just proven themselves to be the best of the best,” Mr Obama said. “Despite all their success, all their fame, they’ve remained true to themselves – and inspired the rest of us to do the same.”

But it was his remarks about Area 51 that made the news in the US.

Conspiracy theorists have long been obsessed by the secret Nevada base and have alleged it was a location of frequent UFO sightings.

Area 51 had been rumored to be a Central Intelligence Agency facility, but new documents released in August confirmed its existence.

Video: Nelson Mandela’s Life Story and Timeline of His Life and Times

Thanks to Golden Age of Gaia.

Stephen Cook: This 13-minute video of Mandela’s life was produced by the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

You can head to the Foundation’s website – http://www.nelsonmandela.org/ – to leave your condolence message.

Timeline: Life and Times of Nelson Mandela, The Liberator

Following are key dates in the life of South African freedom fighter and president Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, who has died at the age of 95.

July 18, 1918 – Rolihlahla Dalibhunga Mandela is born in a small South African village called Mvezo. When he starts school in 1925, his teacher gives him the name “Nelson.”

1937-1940 – Attends Fort Hare University College.

1940 –  Expelled from Fort Hare University College for participating in student strike.

1941 – Moves to Johannesburg, becomes mine policeman.

1943 –  Joins African National Congress (ANC).

1944 –  Marries Evelyn Mase, trainee nurse.

1948  – South African Government introduces apartheid policy. The National Party comes to power and introduces an apartheid policy of racial segregation, limiting black Africans’ freedoms. The ANC launches campaigns to resist the laws.

1952 –  Opens first black law practice in Johannesburg with Oliver Tambo.

December 5, 1956 –  Among 156 political activists arrested and charged with treason.

1958 –  Marries social worker Nomzamo Zaniewe Winifred “Winnie” Madikizela, having divorced Mase in 1954.

March 21, 1960 –  Security forces massacre 67 protesters in Sharpeville. Government bans ANC and Pan African Congress and declares state of emergency.

1961 –  Acquitted in treason trial, along with co-accused.

December 16, 1961 –  Launch of ANC’s armed wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe (Spear of the Nation), with Mr Mandela as commander-in-chief.

August 5, 1962 –  Captured and, after an eight-month trial, is  sentenced on November 7 to five years in prison for incitement to strike and leaving country illegally, having earlier travelled to Ethiopia and Algeria for military training.

1963 –  While serving this sentence is charged with sabotage along with other ANC activists arrested in Rivonia near Johannesburg.

June 12, 1964 –  After famous speech from dock (democracy “is an ideal for which I am prepared to die”), is sentenced to life imprisonment and sent to Robben Island prison off Cape Town.

July 5, 1989 –  Meets president PW Botha and then on December 13 with FW de Klerk, who later succeeds Botha.

February 11, 1990 –  After 27 years, is released from prison.

July 5, 1991 –  Elected ANC president.

April, 1992 –  Separates from wife Winnie.

October 15, 1993 –  Wins Nobel Peace Prize with FW De Klerk.

April 27, 1994 –  Votes for the first time in his life in the country’s first all-race elections. The ANC wins 252 of the 400 seats in the National Assembly, and Mandela is elected president of South Africa. De Klerk is sworn in as deputy president.

May 10, 1994 –   Inaugurated as President.

July 18, 1998 – Marries Graca Machel, widow of Mozambican president Samora Machel.

1999 –  Steps down as president after one term in favor of Thabo Mbeki and tours the world as a global leader.

2001 – Mandela is diagnosed with prostate cancer and begins medical treatment.

June 1, 2004 –  Announces his retirement from public life.

January 6, 2005 –  Announces that his son Makgatho had died of AIDS.

2008 – Celebrates 90th birthday with much fanfare at Hyde Park London Concert

April 19, 2009 –  Makes his final political address in a recorded message at an ANC election rally.

July 11, 2010 –  Appears at the closing ceremony of the football World Cup in South Africa.

January 28, 2011 – Discharged from hospital after two days of treatment for an acute respiratory infection.

February 25, 2012 –  Admitted to hospital to treat a long-running abdominal complaint.

May 30, 2012 –  Makes rare television appearance to receive symbolic flame marking the ANC centenary.

December 8, 2012 –  Admitted to hospital in Pretoria to be treated for a lung infection and gall stones. He was discharged after 18 days.

January 6, 2013 –  Doctors say Mandela has “recovered” although he continues to receive care at his home in Johannesburg.

March 9, 2013 – Admitted overnight to a Pretoria hospital for a “scheduled medical check-up”. Discharged the following day after “successful” tests.

March 27, 2013 – Mandela is readmitted to hospital for a recurrence of a lung infection. He was released a few days later.

June 8, 2013 – The 94-year-old returns to hospital with a new lung infection. His condition is reported as serious but stable.

July 18, 2013 – Celebrates his 95th birthday in hospital. The South African government said Mandela was “steadily improving”.

December 6, 2013 – Dies at his home in Johannesburg surrounded by family, at the age 95.

US Congress Has Close Encounter Over Extraterrestrial Life

Congress ... phone home. Photograph: Allstar/Cinetext/UniversalCongress … phone home. Photograph: Allstar/Cinetext/Universal

sage:  Yay!  At last, progress toward full disclosure.  I think this is huge news, considering it wasn’t long ago that the government denied outright any knowledge of extraterrestrial life and ridiculed the very idea. 

By Tom McCarthy, The Guardian – December 4, 2013 |Thanks to Golden Age of Gaia.

http://tinyurl.com/qbmfvzp

Witnesses from NASA and MIT suggest to House committee that scientists may be on verge of breakthrough in search for aliens.

The search for extraterrestrial life crosses every boundary. It has surpassed the limit of where humans can travel and tested the limits of what we can see. The quest must pass through time as well as space.

Also: Congress. A House committee convened on Wednesday to take up an abiding mystery of the universe: are we Earthlings alone? After about 90 minutes of testimony, committee chair Lamar Smith of Texas gaveled the hearing to an inconclusive close.

It was not, however, a fruitless outing. In impassioned testimony, witnesses from NASA, MIT and the Library of Congress described a crossroads in the search for life out there and suggested scientists may be on the verge of a breakthrough.

“This is the first time in human history we have the technological reach to cross the threshold,” said Dr Sara Seager, an MIT professor and 2013 MacArthur “genius grant” recipient. Her work focuses on the detection of “biosignature” gases on distant planets, large volumes of which might indicate life, whether intelligent life or single-cell bacteria.

Seager testified that the James Webb space telescope, scheduled for launch in 2018, and other advances are changing the search for alien life forms. “If life really is everywhere, we actually have a shot at it,” she said.

NASA announced last month that its Kepler mission had discovered 3,500 potential planets in the Milky Way galaxy, including 647 thought to be the right distance from stars to support inhabitants. The Hubble space telescope has detected water in the atmospheres of five planets outside the solar system, according to two studies released this week.

“The chance is very high” of life elsewhere in the universe, Seager said. “The question is: is there life near here, in our neighborhood of stars? We think the chances are good.”

The witnesses said that sustained funding was needed for scientific research in general and space research in particular. The latest White House budget calls for $17.7bn for NASA, a slight decrease from 2012 after deeper cuts in the last decade.

“I know that funding is tough, but it’s the best thing that you can do,” said Dr Mary Voytek, senior scientist for astrobiology at NASA.

“You’ve pretty much indicated [the discovery of] life on other planets is inevitable,” observed Bill Posey, Republican of Florida. “It’s just a matter of time and funding.”

Report: Disguised Pope Francis sneaks out of Vatican for night charity patrols

Published time: December 04, 2013 00:29
Edited time: December 04, 2013 01:05Pope Francis (AFP Photo / Andreas Solard)

Pope Francis (AFP Photo / Andreas Solard)

Speculation has been raised that Pope Francis has been venturing out of the Vatican at night, disguised as a priest and meeting with the homeless in Rome.

In a recent interview with Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, who has headed up the centuries-old position of seeking out the poor handing out alms for the Catholic Church, Krajewski seemed to imply that Pope Francis has been joining him on his nightly trips into the city.

Krajewski has been instructed by the Pope of finding those in need, reforming the work into a hands-on project and an extension of the church’s charity.

“The Holy Father told me at the beginning: ‘You can sell your desk. You don’t need it. You need to get out of the Vatican. Don’t wait for people to come ringing. You need to go out and look for the poor,'” Krajewski said.

According to a source that The Huffington Post describes as knowledgeable on the matter “Swiss guards confirmed that the pope has ventured out at night, dressed as a regular priest, to meet with homeless men and women.”

Krajewski himself avoided a direct answer to the rumor that the Pope is venturing out in disguise when pressed by reporters. “When I say to him ‘I’m going out into the city this evening’, there’s the constant risk that he will come with me,” said the Archbishop.

Archbishop Krajewski receives bundles of letters from the Pope each morning, on top of each are notes written by Francis that can read “you know what to do” or “go find them” or “go talk to them,” reports The Huffington Post.

Pope Francis (AFP Photo)

Pope Francis (AFP Photo)

Vatican officials have so far rejected the rumors of the Pope’s escapades, saying that the story was “simply not true,” though that is unlikely to quell the story.

Having already raised eyebrows for statements ranging from dealing with homosexuality to capitalism and wealth distribution, the latest tale seems to fit into the evolving image of a grounded, populist heads of the Catholic Church.

Since taking on the Catholic Church’s top position, Pope Francis has become well known for pushing certain boundaries, broaching tough topics such as the church’s sexual abuse scandals, and presented himself as an unconventional leader. Likewise, the media has been quick to highlight some of the more colorful aspects of the Pope’s background, such as his recent admission to having worked as a bouncer at a bar in his youth.

The Pope’s recent commentary on wealth have charged a decisively populist course for an institution that is at times associated with corruption within its finances, and is itself a wealthy organization.

“How can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it is news when the stock market loses two points?” Pope Francis asked an audience at the Vatican last month.

Those comments were accompanied by an 84-page apostolic exhortation, or a “mission statement” for the church released by Pope Francis, which further outlines his views on wealth disparity.

“A new tyranny is thus born, invisible and often virtual, which unilaterally and relentlessly imposes its own laws and rules.” 

“To all this we can add widespread corruption and self-serving tax evasion, which has taken on worldwide dimensions. The thirst for power and possessions knows no limits.”

“Just as the commandment ‘Thou shalt not kill’ sets a clear limit in order to safeguard the value of human life, today we also have to say ‘thou shalt not’ to an economy of exclusion and inequality. Such an economy kills,” the Pope’s document reads.

Vatican City (AFP Photo / Alberto Pizzoli)

Vatican City (AFP Photo / Alberto Pizzoli)

If the Pope’s marked departure from his more staid predecessors may be riling up the most conservative wings of the Catholic Church, so far they seem to be having a positive effect among his flock.

According to a recent report by Italy’s Center for the Study of New Religions (CESNUR) since Pope Francis was installed there has been a notable rise in church attendance. According to a survey conducted by researcher Massimo Introvigne of 250 Catholic priests, 51 percent reported a significant rise in churchgoing.

“It might have been attributable to the novelty of having a new pope and the emotions stirred by the resignation of pope Benedict. But after six months I got more or less the same result,” Introvigne told The Guardian newspaper.

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