Archive | January 21, 2012

Heavenly Signs: From Solar Flares to Social Unrest

Heavenly Signs: From Solar Flares to Social Unrest

By Hwaa Irfan

News of the big solar flare and Coronal Mass Ejection, CME from the Sun, on the weekend of global support for the Lotus (Egyptian) Revolution recall brought to my attention a possible connection , a connection that more often than not is denied. Anyhow I decided to explore the issue.

the big solar flare and Coronal Mass Ejection I am referring to is referred to by NASA as Sunspot 1401, which erupted at 16.00 UT. Not all eruptions proceed towards Earth, but Sunspot 1401 has been precisely that! Usually the visible signs of entry are geomagnetic storms that manifest as auroras, which with but Sunspot 1401 happens to be on January 21st. Out blasts of radiation are emitted from sunspots, hence the ability to affect human activity (even the economy). The last major series of eruptions from the Sun from 1979 – 1981 led to:

  • Soviet Union invasion of Afghanistan
  • Nicaraguan president Anastasio Somoza was forced to cede power and the Sandinistas took over
  • The Shah of Iran was forced into exile and Ayatollah Khomeini came to power
  • Iraq invaded Iran, beginning an eight-year war
  • Israel bombed Iraq’s nuclear reactor
  • China invaded Vietnam

This does not mean that sunspots are bad, and are therefore negative. It means we react negatively because we are locked into the negative patterns that emanate from functioning according to our lower desires – our miscreations.

January 24/5 2012

NASA’s Solar Dynmic Observatory has noted the strongest blast of radiation (Coronal Mass Ejection) since 2005 from a solar flare on Sunday/Monday 10.59pm/0359, ET/GMT arising from Sunpost 1402 (class M-8.7, next and final level is X-rated!). Rushing towards Earth at 2200 kilometres a second, the charged particles have been expected today, Tuesday 24 2012 14:18 UT,the eve before masses are to gather on Tahrir Square. Spaceweather warns there could be isolated reboots of computers onboard Earth-orbiting satellites, and interferance of polar radio communications.

Jan 24 2012

Spaceweather reports:

As predicted by analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab, a CME hit Earth’s magnetic field on Jan. 24 at ~1500 UT (10 am EST).  A geomagnetic storm is brewing in the aftermath of the impact, but as this alert is being written it is too soon to say how weak or strong the storm might be.  High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras after local nightfall; the hours around local midnight are often best for seeing the Northern Lights.  Chances for a good display favor observers in northern Europe, Greenland, Iceland, Canada, Alaska, and possibly northern tier US states such as Maine, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

January 23rd 2012 is the Year of the Water Dragon, the New Chinese Year. On that day According to USGS, 26 earthquakes took place in Alaska (8), Chile (3), China (1), Dominican Republic (1), Fiji (1), Hawaii (6), Indonesia (3), Japan (1), Puerto Rica (1), U.S. (California -1)…

The overall influence of the day 25 January 2012, points to the new that moves towards sustainability, but as always we have the God given gift of choice! Let’s pray as the Davos World Economic Forum focuses on capitalism, they will open to the insights as to why it is failing, destructive, and in dire need to be brought into line with the Universal Order! Unfortunately we are repeating the same negative patterns of anti-life:

  • U.S imposes sanctions on Iran’s third largest bank
  • U.S. signed in the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, or ACTA, which was signed in 2011 by US, Australia, Canada, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore and South Korea which aims to control world resources for the benefit of the few. It will also control Internet activity, in other words police freedom of information.
  • Dissent amongst Libyan and Syrian rebels will bring further chaos to those countries for a civil unrest that was started by the rebels in the first place, but will be to the benefit of their foreign backers
  • According to USGS, 26 earthquakes took place in Alaska (4), Argentine (1), China (1), Columbia (1), Dominican Republic (1), Fiji (1), Flores Sea (1), Hawaii (6), Italy (1), Indonesia (1), Japan (1), Kuril Isl. (1), New Mexico (1), New Zealand, (1), Pacific Ocean (1), Panama (1), Papua New Guinea (2), Puerto Rica (1), Philippine Isl. (1), U.S. (Washington-1)…

The good…

  • People power in Libya is fighting back the barbaric rebels, i.e. NTC recognized by Western allies as Libya’s governing power
  • India has risen above the nasty boy games of U.S. and allies to play real politics, and will buy oil from Iran in gold, not dollars!
  • The Sun put its hat on for the marking of the January 25th Revolution. The Sun came out to play after an unusual month of freezing cold English weather and grey skies bringing refreshing winds as if to announce Egypt’s Arab Spring. The atmosphere was high, and community spirited, and finally State T.V. gave way to months of anti-Revolution propaganda to  the importance of what the Revolutionary youth had begun.

By –passing all the Dooms Dayers on the Net, I found the following examples around the dates mentioned below:

Global Coherence Monitoring

Jan 05 – 09 2011: 7 solar flares had preceded culminating in Sunspot complex 1393 and 1388. =

  • Seven volcanoes on Level III alert, Indonesia
  • Volcanic activity causing 230 sq. m. of earth to rise around the Three Sisters volcanoes,  Oregon, U.S.
  • Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords,  Arizona was shot in the head killing at least five people and wounding several others.
  • A student protest gathers momentum on Armed Forces Day, Egypt to become the January 25th Revolution.

February 13, 2011: X-rated Solar flare 1158 erupted at 1738 UT (class M6) and on the 15th it became X-rated =

  • The Libyan unrest began
  • February 14 Revolution, Bahrain began
  • Copper futures fall, while Gold futures hit an all time high
  • Riots and civil unrest in Wisconsin, U.S.

June 7 2011: Sunspot complex 1226-1227 erupted (class M2, radiation storm S1, plus a big CME) =

  • June 5th, the Chilean Puyehue volcano started erupting – has been dormant for 50 years.
  • Upsurge in violence, Yemen
  • Somali refugees flee, Yemen
  • Civil servants strike, Botswana, Africa

June 21 2011: Sunspot complex 1236 erupted (magnetic fields above erupted, plus a big CME =  The former Tunisian president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali and his wife were sentenced to 35 years in prison.

  • Heavy military activity across the U.S. involving the moving of heavy artillery, tanks, rocket launchers ground to ground ground to air in and around Alexandria Virginia.
  • Anti-austerity protests spread across Spain
  • NATO admitted launching a missile at a residential compound in Libya killing innocent women and children.
  • Pro-Ghadaffi protestors clashed with anti-Ghadaffi protestors in Deir Ezzor
  • Protests erupted in the city of Aleppo, Syria
  • Pro-Assad protests take place across Syria
  • Jordan’s Information Minister Taher Adwan resigned

August 3 -9 2011 Sunspot complex 1260 (class M1.4) , 1261 (class M1.1) and 1263 (class M9)=

  • Security Council condemns growing violence in Syria
  • Earthquakes: Bolivia, Pakistan, Indonesia, Easter Island, Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Mexico, Fiji, Chile, Japan, Papua New Guinea

Obviously there is a lot more than anyone can digest in a short period, and what other ‘events’ are taking place, affect the form and the outcome, but all this serves to remind us is, we are a part of something greater than the boring lives we have reduced ourselves down to in the mistaken belief, that we were ever really free from our own devices!

22 Jan. 2012

NASA’s Spaceweather reports:

Earth’s magnetic field is reverberating from a CME impact during the early hours of Jan. 22nd. The hit compressed Earth’s magnetic field, briefly exposing some geosynchronous satellites to solar wind plasma, and disturbed the ionization structure of Earth’s upper atmosphere. As night falls on Jan. 22nd, Arctic sky watchers are reporting bright auroras in response to a polar geomagnetic storm

Bjørn Jørgensen observed this display from Tromsø, Norway

Does this look like an eagle or what?

Spaceweather Report

Jan 27 2012 – X-FLARE:  Earth-orbiting satellites detected a powerful X2-class solar flare today, Jan. 27th, at 1837 UT. The source was departing sunspot 1402.  The blast produced a spectacular CME (not Earth directed) and accelerated energetic protons toward Earth.  A low-level radiation storm is now in progress around our planet.

For those who asked, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster occurred on 11 March 2011:

March 10 there was a CME strike on March 10, 2011 which resulted in a geomagnatic storm, which strucka mighty blow to Earth’s magnetic field at 0630 UT

March 07 Sunpsot 1166 erupted around 2323 UT from a powerful solar flare after 4 years without a flare.

March 03 the largest sunspot observed by NASA, Sunspot AR1339 80,000 x 40,000 km, wider than the Earth


McCraty, R. “Results from the Global Coherence Monitoring System – A Case Example from the Middle East.”

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Basque: A 7,000 Year Old European Language and a People Exist

Basque: A 7,000 Year Old European Language and a People Exist


By Hwaa Irfan

If one is still under the illusion that there is more freedom today than there was say, 20 years ago, then one would only have to take a look at the Basque people, a people whose ongoing struggle used to appear frequently in mainstream news. Their struggle first hit the news through the Basque separatist group Eta, through their campaign of bombings in the 60s onwards, until Eta was and still is categorized as a terrorist group by Spain, the EU, and the US of course. Despite their ceasefire in 2009, their struggle continues as it was only in 2011, Arnaldo Otegi Basque activist and leader of the Basque separatist group Batasuna was jailed.

What are they Fighting For?

They are fighting for Euskal Herria, (País Vasco/Vasconia in Spanish) – Basque which stretches from Bilbao in the north of Spain to Bayonne in southwest France. Simply put they, the Basque people want independence from the rest of Spain, but why?

They are a people who are documented by Greek historians such as Pliny, and Ptolemy. They are a people who did not engage themselves in the quarrels of ancient Europe, accept when it was a matter of defense as in the case against the Barbarians of 3rd and 5th century A.D. After several attempts were made to encroach on their territory, the Basque people  became more consolidated politically, and as such boundaries were formed in 1016 between Navarre and the County of Castile. However, like today, that did not stop outsiders from trying to invade. Navarre was to be invaded by Castile, Pope Julius II, Henry VIII of England, Maximilian of Austria, Ferdinand the Catholic. By the early 16th century, a treaty was to consolidate Basque territory further in the Cortes of Burgos which states:

“united on an equal basis, each retaining (Castile and Navarre) its ancient character in laws, territory, and government.”

And so the Basque statute system was born to include the areas: Alava, Guipuzcoa, Vizcaya. With each new King, the agreements were ratified. They were governed by Biltzar in French Basque country, and by the General Assemblies in those areas with Spanish Administration. However in the 1839 Carlist War did not honor these agreements starting with compulsory national service in the Spanish Army and the payment of taxes. With the establishment of the Spanish republic on 14th April 1931, the issue of Basque self determination has been on the table ever since being divided into three political and legal entities that runs along the Bay of Biscay or Cantabria Sea as it is known in Basque:

  • The Autonomous Community of Euskadi/Basque Country/Basque Autonomous Community: Alava-Araba, Bizkaia and Gipuzkoa.
  • The Autonomous Community of Navarre/Comunidad Foral de Navarra
  • Iparralde/the French Basque Country/Euskal Herria, including Lapurdi/Labourd, Zuberoa/Soule, and Behenafarroa/Lower Navarre.

Who are They?

For 7,000 years they were able to maintain their own culture because they were pretty much isolated from mainstream Europe. Protected from the incursions of Christendom by mountains and valleys until their geography could protect them no more, they are people with a distinct identity, faith, and all the offspring of culture. They have their own flag: green, red, and white in the style of the English Union Jack, and their own cuisine. They also have their own language known as Euskera/Eskuera/Üskera which today is spoken by over 3 million people with varying dialects. Their language was spoken in Acquitaine, and in Catalonia. Although against their self determination, the U.S. used their language in WWII, as the secret language that was used in transmissions to throw off the Japanese. Euskera/Eskuera/Üskera is a language that shares no known roots with any other linguistic branch, and is the only living language prior to Roman conquest.

However those in the French part of Basque, have been ‘ethnically cleansed’ in the sense that France did everything to suffocate Basque expression, the same manner that France has been suffocating Franco-Muslim expression.

Society was patriarchal, whereby the wife-mother worked inside the home, and much of the responsibility of the home fell on her shoulders. The farmhouse was the center of daily life, and it was common to have several generations living under one roof, usually the firstborn inherited the farm to prevent the property from being divided.

However, politics and Catholicism has taken the place of their original faith and with the struggle for autonomy leisure has become a part of their lifestyle. As family remains the most important institution, faithfulness and respect are valued as important pillars of marriage between husband and wife, and love, respect, and sacrifice between children and parents. However, very few traditional communities are impervious to external influences, so divorce, abortion, and single mothers have become accepted practices in Basque society. Equality between men and women is ensured by the 2005 Gender Equality Act which was passed by the Basque Parliament.

A Peoples’ Democracy in Action

Their sense of community remains strong despite the transformation from a traditionally rural society, to an increasingly urbanized with the trappings of modern living. The people of Basque have not become a total fatality of capitalism in that the family remains the most important institution followed by a strong work ethic to sustain their families as opposed to work for the sake of work. This is probably the main reason why social participation is an essential part of Basque life whereby any reason to come together is only natural.

Their traditional biltzar system continues to this day, whereby the people from a group of homes come together to make joint decisions: they come together to decide who will run for local elections, or neighbours work together for community projects, from repairing roads to re-roofing a neighbour’s house, forming a cooperative, improving the local economy, rotating responsibilities, and even expecting representatives to live in the areas they represent so they can be kept an eye (that’s a thought for the youth of the Lotus Revolution)! In general they have a fundamental belief in human rights, and the right to not be mistreated, what a good example of how to run a people’s democracy! Representatives are therefore accessible, and are expected to be respectful and committed. Politics is viewed as a right for citizen participation, along with the right to express one’s opinion, a dwindling factor in the exemplar Western democracy, along with the right to assembly and the right to protest in a political system that has 7 not 2 major political parties that range from nationalists to non-nationalists. As a modern society though, Basque shares the problem of youth unemployment and housing with the rest of the world. They also struggle with the concept of identity in a changing world. This is partly supported by their unique language, and also their education system. They have a unique aspect to their education system known as ikastolas. The ikastolas was a popular response to the banning of their language under Franco, and they are privately run schools managed by parents, where learning takes place in the language of the Basque people Euskera/Eskuera/Üskera, but with 8 regional dialects and 24 subdialects there is a need for standardization when it comes to education and official documents. However, the forms of expression through their artistes, filmmakers, writers, and architects have all helped to keep Basque culture a buoyant reality.


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