Parashat Vayakhel gives us a detailed description of the construction and furnishings of the Tabernacle ; in fact, more than most of us wish to hear. Why include this data? Why does it matter? It matters because in the ancient world, a temple was a model of the cosmos Mircea Eliade, The Myth of the Eternal Return How the temple is designed and furnished and where objects are positioned express symbolically what its builders believe about the nature of the cosmos.
Vayakhel gives us the specifications for these symbols, but it cannot tell us all that they mean. Symbols and metaphors exist precisely because they point toward what cannot be entirely expressed.
Moreover, symbols and rituals are not static. They grow and change along with the people who use them, acquiring new layers of meaning along the way. What does it mean? We kindle lights for ShabbatHavdalahYom Tov holidaysyahrzeit memorial occasion. The philosopher Ernst Cassirer says that the creation of light, which begins many creation myths, represents the creation of consciousness Language and Myth Perhaps, when we ritually kindle light, we reenact the dawning of consciousness that enables us both to know God and to be aware of ourselves, Gilded Lamp Of The Cosmos - DJ Pirumov - Psychonaut (CD).
Is the Menorah a lamp representing the light-giving or knowledge-giving aspect of the cosmos? The Menorah is not just any lamp, however.
It is a giant lamp of unusual design, so tall that a priest must ascend a ramp to light it. Twice, in Exodus and then in our parsha Exodusthe Menorah is painstakingly described: a golden base, a tall shaft, six golden branches issuing from the sides, each branch bearing cups shaped like almond blossoms, detailed with calyx and petals, plus more blossom-cups on the shaft itself.
Atop these branches are seven golden lamps. Clearly the Menorah embodies some kind of metaphor. But metaphor has rules, just like tennis or Scrabble.
One rule is that there has to be some link between the tenor the topic under discussion and the vehicle the concrete object to which it is being compared. The Menorah is a representation of a flowering almond tree! It is also the legitimating emblem of the Aaronite priesthood. Trees, as Gilded Lamp Of The Cosmos - DJ Pirumov - Psychonaut (CD) as light, are associated with consciousness for Jews. Our moral consciousness comes from having eaten the fruit of a tree Genesis 3. Trees are elders of the living earth.
The righteous too shall be trees of life. But the Menorah is yet a different sort of tree, because its branches are crowned with bowls filled with oil that are lit regularly by the priests. Our uniquely and purely American concept of individual rights, endowed by our Creator, would be quickly set aside as an anachronistic relic of a bygone Gilded Lamp Of The Cosmos - DJ Pirumov - Psychonaut (CD) ; replaced by new "collective" rights, awarded and enforced by government for the "common good".
The problems our nation faces are not a result of deficiencies in our Constitution ; rather, they are the direct result of our disregard for that divinely-inspired document of liberty. There is no challenge faced by this nation that cannot be solved either by enforcing existing law, or in limited cases, by writing new law. Ohio must not vote for a Con Con! We cannot control the debate! And state 34 is likely sitting silently in the wings, ready to act with lightning speed, sealing the fate of our once great nation before we can prevent it.
Stop the Ohio bill and we can stop the Constitutional Convention. I've known him for y ears. The bill could be voted on as early as this afternoon Wednesday. I'm so sorry for this late notice. We just found out about this last night. Please get this message out far and wide. This task requires our very best effort! E-mail and call your friends, family and neighbors. Network anywhere and everywhere possible. If you know someone who never takes action, encourage them to break that habit this one time.
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Do they have yours? Attachments only for special list. Attachment 1 — Excerpts of Congressional Record of Vol. Attachment 2 — Excerpt of 28 U. The Truth about the Writ of Certiorari. Shockingly the answer is no one!
So the next question should be how can that happen? The first was to pass laws, the second to approve and execute them, and the third to expound and enforce the them.
It is well settled law that only the judicial department declares the law as held and pronounced in adjudged decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in Marbury v. MorrisonU. Spendthrift Farm, IncU. Virginia Dept. This knowledge is only posited in some Federal and State Agency personnel, the Congress, the President, federal judges, some state legislators and state judges precluding the people of these United States the their secured rights of a tripartite government.
So what happened to the tripartite constitutional Republic where the judicial Branch declares the Law? From the Congressional Record of Senator McCarran who was the chairman of the judicial committee reporting to the Senate on the Administrative Procedure Act of prior to it being passed in stated that Congress setup a fourth branch in the Congressional Record  to wit:. This is easily verified that rules and regulations must be published in the Federal Register first to have any application to individual citizens and then have a comment period mandated under 5 U.
BrownU. Under the Administrative State in the Administrative Procedure Act of  we find in the Congressional Record excerpt  of Senator McCarran disclosing the court system that will be used in the newly created fourth branch, i.
Administrative State, to wit:. In the current Administrative State there is no requirement for a Court of Law constitutional court as this is only required in a tripartite constitutional Republic and the current Equity court is sufficient today.
Having no access to the Law side of Court of the United States today, but only to the Equity side, the Supreme Court of the United States is no longer mandated to declare the law pronounced in Marbury, supra. The CIT exercised a very small part of the judicial Power of the United States arising under Article III having nothing to do private rights of the people, which is constitutional as the judicial Power of the United States can be posited in several courts as required.
The CIT still exists today. The access to the Supreme Court of the United States had been closed by Public Law by eliminating the mandatory jurisdiction of the Supreme Court and eliminated the appeal process.
This is found in the commentary in Westlaw by David D. Siegel excerpt of 28 U. The decision of the Supreme Court of the United States on the Writ of Certiorari is totally discretionary today and the denial of the Writ of Certiorari has absolutely nothing to do with either the merits or the standing of the parties. And a denial of the Writ of Certiorari does not affirm or deny any veracity to the decision of the lower courts and has no precedential value but only affirms the Supreme Court of the United States chose not to grant the Writ of Certiorari.
A denial of the Writ of Certiorari by the Supreme Court of the United States is seldom disclosed but only means there were not four members of nine members that wished to hear the case, i. The Writs of Error designed to declare the law were abolished in at 45 Stat. So here find ourselves with no mandatory Judicial Branch by the Federal Gilded Lamp Of The Cosmos - DJ Pirumov - Psychonaut (CD) to declare the Law. To even entertain a real Habeas Corpus Congress has restricted the writ so narrowly rending it almost totally ineffective.
There are real solutions but they will not be easily attained. Hosea Chap. By Ralph Kermit Winterrowd 2 nd. Talk show on Republicbroading. SynarU. I n an earlier day, in which simpler notions of the role of government in society prevailed, it was perhaps plausible to insist that all "executive" officers be subject to an unqualified Presidential removal power, see Myers v.
United States, U. Page and and Volume 92 Pt. Page with Rep. Attachment 1 excerpt. Page Siegel from Westlaw with assorted cases. Attachment 2 excerpt. Some people want to believe that he was really assassinated by the CIA or some other government agency. Though Gary Webb was horribly betrayed by his colleagues in the news business — and especially his editors at the San Jose Mercury News — he also was taken advantage of by people in the progressive movement, who sometimes exploited his celebrity by having him speak at their events for little or no money.
There is a deeply troubling attitude within the American progressive movement that it bears next to no responsibility for people who speak truth to power and suffer terrible consequences, as Webb did.
While sometimes progressives cheer the heroism, they rarely back it up with anything sustainable. More often than not, after the celebrity fades, the person is left to fend for him or herself as an outcast from a profession that pays a salary and lets a person support a family. Indeed, what happened to Gary Webb — and to other mainstream journalists who took chances in the name of truth — is a powerful object lesson to those left behind, to play it safe.
Progressives often denounce mainstream journalists as sell-outs who are too timid to challenge the powerful or to take on the tough stories. But — by refusing to invest significantly in a media infrastructure — the progressives are partly responsible for the problem. Report suggests radical personnel changes By Rick Maze - Staff writer Posted : Tuesday Dec 9, EST A bipartisan think tank takes controversial positions involving military personnel in a new report about national security strategy.
For whole article, see the link There is a solution to increasing government power and control. There is a solution to the destruction of families, culture, borders, and freedom. This solution was implemented by Abraham, Moses, and Jesus. It was the only solution that could set men free from tyranny and keep them free. The Apostle Paul called it the Higher Liberty. It was the plan for government laid out by God and implemented by His Prophets. That solution is men living under the Perfect Law of Liberty by following the pattern of grassroots social and economic organization laid down by God and proclaimed the Prophets and by the Messiah.
God's model for bottom-up self-government has been in our faces in the Bible. Yet today few see it and reject it for top-down government that gradually eats out all wealth and oppresses all men. Many are exposing corruption but there is very little mention of any workable solution. According to God's Word as contained in the Holy Biblemen are to solve the problem of centralized power by organizing themselves into autonomous orders to take care of each other and render the need for government benefits and government commerce obsolete.
While most modern churches teach that the gospel is to claim Jesus as your saviour and meet on Sundays to sing hymns, we find that the ancient Christians and Israelites had a far different view and practice of the gospel. It was and remains about self-government and selfless service.
His Holy Church is one church that has been publishing this workable solution for years. All the information needed for patriots to be free is contained in several free publications offered by the church. When organized and prepared, without a central authority to undermine the society, a free people under God can and will weather the tough times ahead.
That solution is so obvious, so simple, that it is not obvious or simple to men blinded by fear, selfishness, greed, and sloth. But the diligent and those who love their neighbor can see the way and begin to implement the building up of a free society under Christ even in the wake of a burgeoning police state. Historical Outline. This martial law authority gives the President with or without Congress the dictatorial authority to do anything that can be done by government in accord with the Constitution of the United States of America.
This conscription act remains in effect to this very day and is the foundation of Presidential Executive Orders authority; it was magnified in with The Trading with the Enemy Act Public Law65th Congress, Session I, Chapters, October 6, Today these Acts address the people of the United States themselves as their enemy.
Perhaps a supportive such as this historical document will convince the doubting Thomas's. For the many messages which have come to me after that speech, and which it is physically impossible to answer individually, I take this means of saying thank you. Tonight, sitting at my desk in the White House, I make my first radio report to the people in my second term of office. I am reminded of that evening in March, four years ago, when I made my first radio report to you.
We were then in the midst of the great banking crisis. Soon after, with the authority of the Congress, we asked the nation to turn over all of its privately held gold, dollar for dollar, to the government of the United States. Note: Roosevelt's "Fire Side Chat" was in Robert Rubin ". A new Citigroup scandal is engulfing Robert Rubin and his former disciple Chuck Prince for their roles in an alleged Ponzi-style scheme that's now choking world banking. Director Rubin and ousted CEO Prince - and their lieutenants over the past five years - are named in a federal lawsuit for an alleged complex cover-up of toxic securities that spread across the globe, wiping out trillions of dollars in their destructive paths.
Investor-plaintiffs in the suit accuse Citi management of overseeing the repackaging of unmarketable collateralized debt obligations CDOs that no one wanted - and then reselling them to Citi and hiding the poisonous exposure off the books in shell entities. Carin Zissis December 9, Honduran President Manuel Zelaya. AP Images With the global financial slowdown dragging on Central American economies, eight heads of state came together in Honduras Friday to discuss how to head off the effects of the credit crisis.
The countries also pitched the idea of creating a common currency. El Salvador and Panama use the U. The global credit crisis has delivered a wallop to SICA nations, which were already hit hard by a food crisis that struck earlier in and a slowdown in remittance flows.
Analysts predict a deceleration in Central American growth next year, from 4. For example, although a new report published by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean found that Honduras saw one of the regions sharpest drops in poverty by 3.
With these goals in mind, leaders of Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, and the Dominican Republic agreed to create a credit fund and stimulus packages for various sectors to counter the possibility of slowing foreign investment and slowing remittance flows. The details of how such credit fund would be created have yet to be worked out. So do plans for a common currency and passport as well as a plan to "standardize laws" in the immigration, education, and security sectors "that will give greater cohesion to Central American integration and that ensure citizens the benefits of that integration.
The SICA proposal comes at a time when the Central American countries continue to negotiate with the EU for an association agreement designed to deepen political dialogue, cooperation, and establish a free trade zone between the two regions.
Negotiations are expected to conclude next year. But the IMF is not the only one saving sovereign states. The buccaneers of restructuring, already busy breathing oxygen into the lungs of debt-choked companies, like retailer Baugar, are parleying what they do for corporates, multi-nationals and financial institutions into a tool kit to help them fix the breakdown of entire finance ministries and the economies they run.
Let us not forget Russia and China, to wit. Tuesday, October 28, He admitted the task would be tough, but said it was necessary amid the current problems with the dollar-based global economy. And it is just beginning. Full article, here:. The authorized capital stock divided into twenty thousand 20, shares having a par value.
Government also set up an Inter-American Investment Corporation to cover the action of this money laundering. The by-laws state only members can monitor or sanction members. They then are above the law. The major single capital stock holder is the U.
Government, as it owns a fourth of the Capital Stock. Central Intelligence Agency operating under the U.
Department of State and U. Department of Agriculture. Greenspan, Mr. Bush, Mr. North, Mr. Wright, Mr. It is beyond comprehension that the U. June D avid de Rothschild charts a course from San Francisco to Australia.
Photo: Phil Poynter. Some years ago, the year-old British explorer David de Rothschild endured that universal male ritual of telling his father what he wanted to do with his life. It could have been potentially awkward because 1 his father is Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, former captain of the British branch of the fabled family banking empire, and 2 David wanted to save the world rather than buy and sell it. Naturists get naked and run around the woods. I'm sure that's kind of fun, but, um, no.
Sure, with his shoulder-length hair, Gilded Lamp Of The Cosmos - DJ Pirumov - Psychonaut (CD) beard, and faded Converse sneakers, de Rothschild could be mistaken for one of those patchouli-scented dudes praying for a Phish reunion tour. But as he explains his grand designs over breakfast at San Francisco's Clift Hotel, it's clear that exploring the globe is only the first step in his quest to improve it.
Not content to simply brave the Arctic Ocean, be the youngest Brit to reach both poles, and set a speed record for traversing the Greenland ice cap, de Rothschild has added a green twist: He started Adventure Ecology, an organization that shares his expeditions with kids and tweens on the Web to spread environmental activism.
The idea is that they'll tell their friends, teachers, and parents. Call it trickle-up eco-nomics. It's like, 'What are you doing? Why the hell would I want to protect that place? De Rothschild's next Adventure Ecology mission, in December, is his most ambitious yet: a four-month, 8,mile voyage from San Francisco to Australia in a foot sailboat made of post-consumer plastic bottles.
There are now practically more floating containers in our oceans than there are whales. A few perils await the six-man crew, including treacherous weather, currents, and, of course, the possibility that the boat could split apart and become its own environmental disaster. De Rothschild's taste for the untamed is born of his upbringing on the family's country estate an hour north of London, where he rode horses with his Olympic equestrian uncle and generally ran amok.
These days his home base is a modest house outside of London, where he lives with his "two girls," a Staffordshire bull terrier named Smudge and a little schnauzer named Nesta. As to whether there's an actual human girl in the equation, de Rothschild errs on the side of caginess. Even though he was once rumored to knock Birkenstocks with Cameron Diaz and Tatler ranked him ahead of Prince Harry on its eligible bachelor list, de Rothschild still seems bewildered by the tabloid glare.
If you position yourself anywhere near the public eye, people will feel like they have a sense of ownership over you, and want to know every detail. De Rothschild is savvy enough to know that his gilded pedigree — and the Sasquatch-size carbon footprint from frequent flying around the world to promote his cause — exposes him to charges of insincerity. My CO 2 output is more than most because of the lifestyle I lead, but it's less than it could be.
But what would you rather I do? Just sit back and consume? I want to maximize my social impact and make a difference, and that's why I do what I do. After breakfast, de Rothschild and I take a cab to the Port Commission for a sit-down with a city official How many entrepreneurs do you know who show up at a business meeting wearing a North Face backpack?
Thursday, December 11, What the Fuck "disaster event" are they preparing for? Simulation industry prepares for new battles Orlando Sentinel, FL - Dec 4, In a sour economy racked by job losses, the nation's simulation-training industry has held its own during the downturn, experts said Wednesday during the Flight simulator tracks a pilot's brain-wave activity Orlando Sentinel, FL - Dec 8, "I was ramping up the speed a little," said the psychologist, who works for the Navy's simulation training agency in Orlando.
Military exercise in Ariz. Missile defense system on target in Friday test The Huntsville Times - al. Defense Update, Israel - Dec 9, Dec 9, US companies Irvine Sensors Corp. Towhawk UAS tests successfully. Unit gets battle-tested on Fort Bliss range El Paso Times, TX - Dec 1, On live -fire ranges, where weapons are loaded with real ammunitionsoldiers from the brigade's battalions use skills they have practiced in less dangerous Pressed for space Las Vegas Sun, NV - Dec 10, The Air Force wants to limit the risk of a plane with live ammunition crashing into a populated area, and it wants to spare nearby residents the noise of The general location of this Haber Peacekeeping forces dismiss live -fire exercises in Darfur Haber 27, Turkey - Nov 15, "UNAMID categorically denies that it has planned, or will conduct, any live —fire military exercises.
Army beefs up non-lethal capabilities United States Army press release - Nov 25, Soldiers can stop a speeding vehicle without ever having to expend live ammunition, Aarsen said.
Special Forces hone skills, teamwork in Nevada Kansas City Star, MO - Nov 25, The training runs in places like Hawthorne - an Army ammunition depot in Nevada's high desert - give new guys like Capuano a chance to prove their worth.
Elbit Systems receives Live Training System Posted by neverknwo at PM 1 comments. From: "MCAC". Psss do something! Senator Karen S. John son. From: "spiker Some of what you are about to read may shock you. Some of what you read may cause you to tremble. In fact Reading this letter may be the one of the most important things you do in your life!
The sad and unfortunate truth is that your life Think about that question for a while before you answer. Mull it over. What would happen if the leader of the free world was Constitutionally ineligible to be President of the United States but - in direct and undisputable violation of the letter of the Constitution - decided to take and hold office anyway? What would happen if a politician actually got away with such a thing? Do you believe ANY of our God-given rights would remain secure?
Would any bill this Usurper signed into law be valid? Would this Usurper's Supreme Court appointments be valid? Would the military recognize this Usurper as Commander-in-Chief and what actions would those within our military take?
What would our enemies around the world do? What would happen to the economy Would our society destabilize uncontrollably and would we actually start down the road to anarchy? Here's a scarier proposition. For years, liberal activist judges have tried to legislate from the bench and erode the Constitution, but in doing so, they have always been nuanced and careful in their approach. They found "penumbras" in the Constitution or claimed the Constitution was a "living, breathing and evolving document" so they could make a pretext of honoring the Constitution as they changed its actual meaning and slowly and almost imperceptibly eradicated the rights of the people.
Would a flagrant, callous and outright disregard of the Constitution send a clear message to liberal activist judges and legislators that a nuanced approach was no longer necessary
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