Archive | January 27, 2016

American Muslims Raise Over $190,000 For San Bernardino Victims*

American Muslims Raise Over $190,000 For San Bernardino Victims*

By Vandita

While Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump responded to the San Bernardino shooting by calling for a complete ban on Muslims entering the United States, a group of American Muslims set up a fundraising campaign for the victims’ families – hoping to respond to “evil with good”.

California-based neurologist and president of MiNDS Network Faisal Qazi along with Tarek El-Messidi, founder of the Muslim non-profit CelebrateMercy, set up a crowd funding campaign – Muslims United for San Bernardino – on LaunchGood, a Muslim-oriented crowd funding website, on December 3 to ease the financial burden on grieving families a day after 3 attackers went on a shooting spree at the Inland Regional Medical center in San Bernardino, California, and gunned down 14 people.

The initial goal of the united American Muslim campaign was to raise $50,000; so far, more than $180,000 had been raised online. Another $20,000 or so has been raised through the website for MiNDS and offline checks. The funds raised will go toward the immediate and short-term needs of victims and their families, which could include funeral expenses, medical expenses, rent and mortgage payments.

Qazi told Al Jazeera:

The people that suffered are our people and it is not just an obligation but a responsibility for us to be there – to show solidarity with the victims’ families [and] be there for them in the short and long term. Frankly, the fund was actually set up before [the] name of the assailant was revealed and before we knew a Muslim was allegedly involved. The crowd sourcing campaign was started the next day [after the attack] and later on, upon requests of Muslim scholars, it was expanded to be a national campaign. The message we would like to convey is that regardless of the political rhetoric and our concerns about a backlash, for nowwe are focused on things that are important and the people that need to be taken care of.

El-Messidi told The Huffington Post:

“I think it sends a clear message that American Muslims are here to build and not destroy. We do not want to be associated at all with extremists who are putting people in harm’s way, and we want to show this as just one example of how American Muslims are contributors to society, trying to make our society a better place… We are hoping in this time of crises, those who are Muslim and those who are not will get to know each other. Dialogue is the only way to clear up this state of confusion and tension.”

The fundraising page reads:

We wish to respond to evil with good, as our faith instructs us, and send a powerful message of compassion through action. Our Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said: “Have mercy to those on earth, and the One in the Heavens (God) will have mercy upon you”. And the Qur’an teaches to ‘Repel evil by that which is better’ (41:34).”

The campaign is endorsed by the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, which represents 78 mosques and Muslim organizations. Dr Muzammil Siddiqi, chair of the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, said,

We are sad at the suffering of our neighbours in San Bernardino. We are with them not only with the words of sympathy and condolences; we should show the acts of kindness and compassion. Victims’ Fund is a noble idea. I urge all American Muslims to contribute to this fund.”

While the effort was originally concentrated in Southern California, Imam Mohammed Fatiqh of the Islamic Institute of Orange County, helped make it a nationwide interfaith effort led by Muslims.

Since 9/11, we’ve felt we need to come out of our cocoons. We’re as American as anyone else … but if society is not feeling it, it means I’m not doing enough… This is something that affects all of us; it affects us as (US) citizens. This particular incident affected us as Muslims. This is the response that everyone, especially Muslim Americans should (have) in every case, regardless of who the perpetrators are,” Fatiqh said.

Source*

Related Topics:

San Bernadino Shooters were 3 White Men Dressed in Military Attire*

Muslim Group Donating 30,000 Bottles of Water to Lead-Poisoned Flint*

Syrian Refugees Protect Woman from Sexual Harassment in Germany*

Four Million Muslims Killed and Counting since 1990*

Apology to German Muslims from the PEGIDA Movement*

Muslim Charities Are Helping To Raise Money for Burned Black Churches In The US*

A Small Act of kindness Disarms anti-Muslim Protester.*

Captured Israeli Officer Details Israeli-ISIS Plan to Wipe-out all Islamic and Muslim Culture and Prevent Religions Coming Together*

Blindfolded Muslim Man Tells Parisians “Hug me if you trust me.”*

Inspiring Muslim Woman Donates $1 for Every Hate Tweet She Receives*

Muslim Scholar Answers Questions on live T.V.*

Despite Increasing Threats and Violence, Americans Show Support for Muslim Neighbours*

Advertisements

The Welsh Assembly Blocks Cameron’s Trade Union Bill*

The Welsh Assembly Blocks Cameron’s Trade Union Bill*

By Bex Sumner

The Welsh Assembly has just voted to block David Cameron’s trade union bill in Wales, with Assembly members saying it would undermine public services, the economy and the “constructive social partnership” between workers and employers in Wales. But instead of heeding the Welsh Assembly’s decision, David Cameron is ignoring it. Now a constitutional crisis looks set to erupt as the two governments do battle in the Supreme Court.

The showdown between the Welsh and U.K. governments over the trade union bill has been a long time brewing. While Cameron is determined to push through what some call “the biggest crackdown on trade union rights for 30 years,” Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones has promised his government will do everything in its power to stop the bill, which would severely limit the right to strike.

On Tuesday, the showdown came to a head when Welsh Labour, Plaid Cymru and Welsh Lib Dem Assembly members united to vote down the UK government’s plans by 43 to 13.

They were voting on a “legislative consent motion” (pdf) tabled by Public Services Minister Leighton Andrews. Legislative consent – basically permission – is required from the Welsh and Scottish governments when the UK government wants to pass legislation that relates to devolved areas, like on the health service and education.

The Welsh government believes the trade union bill does relate to those devolved areas. Introducing the motion, Andrews said the bill was “damaging, divisive and risks undermining public services and the economy”:

“We believe it will lead to a confrontational relationship between employers and workforce. It contrasts sharply with the constructive social partnership approach in Wales – valuing the workforce, supporting public services and encouraging enterprise.”

Therefore, says the Welsh government, the bill does require legislative consent.

That view is roundly supported by legal advice (pdf) given to Wales TUC by QC Hefin Rees:

In our view it is strongly arguable that clauses 3, 12, 13 and 14 of the Bill relate to the following devolved subject matters: “education and training”; “fire and rescues services”; “health and health services”; “highways and transport”; “local government”; and “public administration”.

Indeed, Rees goes further, telling the U.K. government that forcing the bill onto Wales without permission from the National Assembly would be unconstitutional:

“In so far as provisions of the Bill fall within the Assembly’s legislative competence, the U.K. Government would be acting in breach of the Sewel Convention, and therefore unconstitutionally, to enact such provisions without first obtaining the consent of the Assembly.”

But that, it seems, is exactly what David Cameron is planning to do.

No sooner had the vote taken place than a U.K. government spokesperson said the bill would continue its progress through parliament because:

“The Trade Union Bill relates to employment rights, duties and industrial relations, all of which are clearly reserved matters for the U.K. Government under the Welsh devolution settlement.”

In other words, Cameron plans to disregard the Welsh Assembly’s democratic expression of the will of the Welsh people in order to push through the bill.

But the story won’t end there. The constitutional battle now looks set to go to the Supreme Court. And if the U.K. government passes the bill, First Minister Carwyn Jones has said the Welsh government will immediately seek to repeal the parts of it that relate to Wales – which, according to Hefin Rees, it will be perfectly entitled to do.

Meanwhile, in Scotland, MSPs also slammed the trade union bill on Tuesday, although their attempt to table a similar legislative motion was thwarted by Holyrood’s Presiding Officer.

David Cameron’s trade union bill has already been branded potentially illegal by his own human rights watchdog and been partly defeated by the Lords for disrupting the political balance in the UK. Now the democratically elected Welsh Assembly has refused him permission to impose it on Wales – and David Cameron, displaying his typical contempt for democracy, couldn’t care less.

Get Involved!

Sign the petition telling David Cameron to scrap the trade union bill.

Tweet your MP to let them know how you feel about the bill.

Join the week of action (February 8-14) in support of trade unions.

Source *

Related Topics:

U.K. Breaking the Social Contract Set’s it Back to Post-WWII*

Fracker Backs Down due to Protest, but Cameron will override this*

Corbyn Turns PMQs into the People’s Question Time, and Cameron Flounders*

No Confidence Vote in David Cameron Passes 170,000 Signatures*

War Crimes and the Rigged Scottish Referendum of David Cameron

How Blair Conspired with Whitehall for Ownership of Scottish Oil Fields*

Quest to Kill Human Rights Act in U.K.*

U.K. Magistrate Resigns over New Court Fee that Forces Innocent to Plead Guilty’*

Ballot Rigging in the U.K.*

The U.K. Establishment Toppling the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn*

U.K. Economy Ranked Below Zimbabwe by World Economic Forum*

Boundary Changes in U.K. will Swing in Favour of Current Regime*

U.K. Steel Industry on Verge of Collapse*

U.K. GPs to Gather Info on Sick Patients for the State*

The Science of Sound – Proves You Are a Cosmic Instrument*

The Science of Sound – Proves You Are a Cosmic Instrument*Brain_Waves

 

By Christina Sarich

An ancient understanding of the cosmological universe puts forth that inaudible music calculates the position of the heavenly bodies in our skies. With quintessential harmony, Mars, Neptune, Uranus, and all the other planets are held perfectly in place, with the harmonic ratios of each planet determining how they respond to one another, and how they affect all life on the planet earth, as well as sentient life elsewhere in the galaxy. The ancients understood that cosmic harmony is the state of enlightenment. Disharmony, is when the egoic nature, or false self has not been healed, and conducts the ‘show’ of our lives – the musical, as it were, of you.

The symphony of full realization, however, is sweeter than any Beethoven, Mozart or Sibelius ever wrote. Certainly, more amazing than the latest off-Broadway phenom. In fact, God-consciousness is 10 million times more blissful than sexual experience, according to Sage Ramakrishna Paramahansa. The music that soothes the savage beast is no metaphor for some outwardly creature, it is the beast within us that is soothed when our bodies and minds are in harmony.

Conceptualized as ‘gradations of good’, by the Pythagoreans, we can either evolve to the will of God, the Music of the Spheres, as it was called, or we can devolve into a state of evil or ego, which is really just a cacophony of sound, where the music becomes distorted. Our bodies work just like the planets do. In greater expressions of harmony and beauty we experience health, but in degradation, the cells, tissues, and mitochondria can no longer communicate effectively. The music simply becomes mayhem and disease ensues.

In research from scientists at Copenhagen University it was discovered that contrary to conventional scientific wisdom, nerves do not transmit electrical impulses, but musical ones – that is, they use sound to convey messages to the rest of the body.

“For us as physicists, this cannot be the explanation,” said Thomas Heimburg, an associate professor at the university’s Niels Bohr Institute.

“The physical laws of thermodynamics tell us that electrical impulses must produce heat as they travel along the nerve, but experiments find that no such heat is produced.”

According to the traditional explanation of molecular biology, an electrical pulse is sent from one end of the nerve to the other with the help of electrically charged salts that pass through ion channels and a membrane made of lipids and proteins that sheathes the nerves.

Heimburg and Jackson theorize that sound propagation is a much more likely explanation. Although sound waves usually weaken as they spread out, a medium with the right physical properties could create a special kind of sound pulse or “soliton” that can propagate without spreading or losing strength.

Our bodies, like the stars, and planets have their own musical signature.

Susumu Ohno, a geneticist and molecular biologist believed that he found music in our very DNA. He created multiple compositions based on the ‘sound’ of DNA.

In his research, Ohno assigned a musical note to each chemical in our DNA sequence and found if he strung these notes together, something miraculous happened.

A great intelligence, or harmony was within the structure of our DNA. It was highly intelligent. When he took his findings to other musicians, they realized that echoes of Schubert, Mozart and Bach were in our DNA code. We were quite literally, musical, mathematical codes, just as Pythagoras and other ancient cultures had suggested.

This phenomenon gained some attention and Pandora started the “Music Genome Project” which was conceived in late 1999, in an effort to “capture the essence of music at the fundamental level,” but other pioneers preceded this work.

One such genius in the DNA-is-music field is David Deamer, professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Cruz. In 1988 he collaborated with Susan Alexjander, composer and music theorist, on a science/art project to collect frequencies from the bases of DNA with a spectrophotometer. The spectrophotometer is an analytical instrument that measures the intensity of light as a function of its wavelength.

When Deamer sent infrared light through a base molecule of DNA, it was absorbed at certain frequencies. This was plotted as bands of a wavenumber across a spectrum, and then converted to hertz. This put (some of) the music within the human audible spectrum. It was found to be microtonal.

A microtone, for those who are not musicians, are sounds that are not on the traditional whole tone and half tone scale. In Western music, in fact, on many of our instruments, you can only play whole or half tones. Unless you were to pluck the strings of a piano on the inside, you can play C or C#, but you cannot play all the tones that occur between those two notes. This does not mean that they are not still there. Charles Ives, a famous piano composer did it, but it is not common, as the piano has to be tuned in an unconventional manner. A sitar player, however; trained in classical Indian music will play hundreds of microtones in a singular piece.

Microtonal sound may be the secret to mantra’s and Gregorian chants used to uplift the consciousness and heal the body in times past. According to Brian T. Collins, a musician and researcher, the standard pitch (A=440 Hz) does not harmonize on any level that corresponds to cosmic movement, rhythm, or natural vibration. The greatest musicians, such as Mozart and Verdi, based their music on the natural vibration of A=432. It’s true that it is only 8 vibrations per second different from the standard tuning, but this small difference seems to be remarkable to our human consciousness.

For example, A=432 Hz, known as Verdi’s ‘A’ is an alternative tuning that is mathematically consistent with the universe. Music based on 432Hz transmits beneficial healing energy, such that it is a pure tone of math fundamental to nature. The slightest variations to pitch can therefore, plausibly cause deterioration of life, or heal it.

In ancient Vedic knowledge, microtones were known as shrutis. Some who have been trained to hear microtones (since they are not often taught in Western music) say that one octave contains 22 shrutis or microtones, others say there are an infinite number.

All are simply a sound oscillation, beginning from silence of sound which then reaches its peak and slowly ‘decays’ to reach its original dormant state.

The very name of the heart chakra, is in fact ‘unstruck note’ when translated from Sanskrit. When sound emanates from the benevolent Universe, starting from its dormant or feminine state, and expands into its material or male state, there are layers of organization along the way. We are the instruments of the Cosmos.

Friedrich Nietzsche said, “Life without music would be a mistake,” but there are no mistakes, because we ARE music.

“In the beginning was the word, and the word was sound.”

The very first sentence of the bible explains the phenomenon of music in the Universe, and how matter is formed. We are the instruments upon which this sound is made in manifest reality.

This means we can make a ‘joyful noise’ and experience tremendous beauty and perfect health, or produce a distorted version of the ego, which falsely believes it is apart from the creation of Universal Sound.

Every single molecule of matter in this reality is the energy of God manifesting in different beautiful ways. Energy cannot be created or destroyed, but the music of God is played out through us – dependent upon our consciousness. If you don’t like the music that is playing, simply change the tune.

Source*

Related Topics:

The Healing Sounds of Life

Turkey: Music Therapy in Modern Healthcare

Delivering Music Therapeutics to the Homeless

Reasons to Convert Your Music to 432hz*

Rockefeller Music Project in the War on Consciousness*

A Musical Genius who can barely Count to 10*

17th Century African Burial Ground is Discovered in New York*

17th Century African Burial Ground is Discovered in New York*

By David Love

A stone unearthed at the old Mother Bethel burial site records the death of Amelia Brown, who died April 3, 1819, and the inscription: “Whosoever lives & believeth in me thou we be dead yet shall we live.” NBC Philadelphia

Another African burial ground has been discovered in New York, this time in East Harlem, underscoring the fact that there are numerous burial sites, important historical symbols of Black people who are neglected and forgotten.

As The New York Times reported, community activists had insisted for nearly 10 years that an antebellum burial site existed underneath the 126th Street Bus Depot in Upper Manhattan.  Documents show the site once was a Dutch Reformed churchyard where Black people were buried from the 17th through the 19th centuries.  Last summer, archaeologists discovered over 140 bones and bone fragments, including an intact skull that likely belonged to a middle-aged African woman.

Last Wednesday, leaders of the Harlem African Burial Ground Task Force — City Council speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the Rev. Dr. Patricia Singletary, pastor of the Elmendorf Reformed Church — announced the discovery.  Dr. Singletary named the woman “Nana,” which is a term of respect for an elderly African woman.

“We’re very excited,” said speaker Mark-Viverito to the Times.

“This is a way of affirming a part of Manhattan history that has been overlooked.”

The speaker also said that a fitting memorial would be erected to honor the burial ground, in consultation with the community.

According to A. Michael Pappalardo, an archaeologist at AKRF, which performed the excavation work for the city, the bones were found in soil outside the known boundaries of the cemetery.

“No intact burials were encountered or disturbed,” he added, noting that the remains were “disarticulated,” or separated at the joints.

Although this bus depot is reportedly a candidate for development, officials maintain that a memorial must be included on the site in the future.

African Burial Ground National Monument

This news comes 25 years after the discovery of the African Burial Ground in lower Manhattan.  According to the National Park Service, free and enslaved Africans were buried in the 6.6-acre burial ground outside the settlement of New Amsterdam, which later became known as New York.  As a result of landfill and development, the burial ground was lost, rediscovered in 1991 amid plans to construct a federal office building.

Although 419 Africans were found at that site, 40% of them children, it is believed that as many as 15,000 were buried there — in the largest colonial-era cemetery for Black people and New York’s earliest known African-American cemetery. The burial site is now known as the African Burial Ground National Monument.

But these are not the only examples of forgotten, neglected, abandoned and newly rediscovered resting places of the ancestors.  In Philadelphia, for example, there is the Mt. Moriah Cemetery, in the Southwest section of the city, and the Mother Bethel Burying Grounds in South Philadelphia, as the Philadelphia Tribune reported.  The latter, part of Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church — the nation’s oldest Black church — dates from the late 18th century.

As many as 3,00 people are buried there, as NewsWorks reported, from a time when cemeteries would not accept the remains of Black people. One gravestone reads:

“Amelia Brown, 1819, Aged 26 years,” with this epitaph:

“Whosoever live and believeth in me, though we be dead, yet shall we live.”

The property had been long abandoned, sold to the city and left vacant until a playground was built.  Meanwhile, nothing had been left to mark the burial site.

“It gives us a chance to really do right,” said Rev. Mark Tyler, head of Mother Bethel A.M.E. to NewsWorks.

“Unfortunately, like a lot of churches that start cemeteries — because of the pressing financial issues of keeping a church going — it ran on really hard times. It’s not one of our shining examples that we’re proud of. This gives us a chance to redo history a second time.”

Meanwhile, as Vice News reported this month, in the Gullah-Geechee communities of South Carolina and Georgia, Black people are being forcibly uprooted from the ancestral land they have known since slavery to make way for white developers.  Developers are using legal loopholes to seize the communally owned Black land, which is highly-coveted waterfront property. The first such community to witness this transformation was Hilton Head Island, which draws 2 million tourists per year and is a top vacation spot in the nation.

“Gullah burial grounds dating back to the days of slavery are now the backyards of million-dollar condos, in opulent gated communities that new moguls fondly call ‘plantations,’ ” as Vice News reported.

Source*

Related Topics:

Black Wall Street*

Chicago Pays $5.5mn in Reparations to 57 Black Men Tortured by Police Decades Ago*

After Undercover Operation Finds LAX Taxis Reject 20 Percent of Black Passengers*

Obama Anaesthetizing Black Resistance*

Black Female Activist Falsely Accused of Lynching*

Pentagon Admits 60,000 Black Soldiers Used in Human Experiment*

Kenya’s New Wind Farm Contributing to Country’s Energy Needs*

Muslim Charities Are Helping To Raise Money for Burned Black Churches In The US*

‘We Charge Genocide’: Systematic Murder & Oppression of Blacks Continues in U.S.*

The Deep State’s Bank

The Deep State’s Bank

From Alexandra Bruce

Rob Kirby of Kirby Analytics exposes the deepest, darkest financial secret on the planet, which almost nobody has ever heard about.

This is the Exchange Stabilization Fund, which Kirby describes as

“…one of the most closely-guarded secrets that America has.”

Why? Because the ESF is the bank for the Deep State.

“It is impossible to understand the world today without knowing what the ESF is and what it has been doing.

“Officially in charge of defending the U.S. dollar, the ESF is a government agency which controls the New York Fed, runs the CIA’s Black Budget, and is the architect of the world’s monetary system (IMF, World Bank, etc.).

“ESF financing (through the OSS and then the CIA), built up the propaganda network which has so badly distorted history today (including erasing public awareness of its existence from popular consciousness). It has directly been involved in every U.S. fraud/scandal since its creation in 1934, the London Gold Pool, the Kennedy Assassination, Iran-Contra, CIA drug trafficking, HIV and worse…”

The blog entry above from MarketSkeptics.com was written in June 2011 by Eric deCarbonnel, great-grandson of Frank Vanderlip, one of the “creatures of Jekyll Island”, who drafted the Federal Reserve Act.

Eric deCarbonnel also made a 4-part video series about the ESF – before he mysteriously dropped off the map, a few months later. There are more details  about his story in this broadcast – amid plenty of other mind-bombs, as well.

Get ready to hear about how the Black Budget works and about how world events and currencies have been manipulated over the past 100 years by the US Government Agency that you’ve never heard about: the Exchange Stabilization Fund.

Related Topics:

The U.S. is Back in Recession with Interest Rates Already at Zero*

U.S. Wasted $231mn on Failed Missile Defence Program*

U.S. Senate Blocks Bill to Audit the Federal Reserve*

The U.S. Spent a Half Billion on Mining in Afghanistan with ‘Limited Progress’*

U.S. Navy Just Spent $2.1bn on a Fancy Transport Fleet That Sinks*

World Rushes to De-Dollarize Oil Trade Before U.S. Economy Crashes*

U.S. Sued over $280bn Tax-deductible Aid Sent to Israel*

U.S. Treasury Imposes New Ballistic Missile Sanctions on Iran*

U.S. to Pay Iran $1.7bn in Debt, Interest*

The U.S. is At the Centre Of The Global Economic Meltdown*

U.S. Senate to Declare “International Martial Law”*

U.S. Computer Makers Lose Markets Courtesy of NSA Spyware*

The U.S. Expanding its Domain to Space and Cyberspace*

U.S. New Policy to Freeze Your Assets*

The Only Region in the World Projecting U.S. Crumbling Hegemony

Asian Bank Threatens the Dollar, so U.S. Threatens China*

Belgian Analyst: U.S. Born out of Violence Needs War to Survive*

U.S. Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson on Perpetual War to Maintain the Empire*

Obama Delivers the U.S. on TPP Platter*

Jimmy Carter: The U.S. Is an “Oligarchy with Unlimited Political Bribery”*

The U.S. No Longer Has Any Strategic Grain Reserves*

One-Third of U.S. Children Live In Poverty*

Drop in Drug Trafficking Followed Expulsion of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration*

Retired CIA Agent Framed for Exposing U.S. Running Opium Trade*

A Zionist to Head U.S.’s Economic Warfare Division*

U.S. Classifying Bitcoin as a Commodity So It can be Taxed and Regulated*

India Permits Free Energy Technology Despite Threats from U.K., U.S., Saudi Arabia*

1980 Interview: How the Tax Exempt Foundation has brought about the Destruction of U.S.*

U.S. Government Admits Social Security Going Bankrupt*

Judge Calls for U.S. Marshals and FBI to Arrest Congress and the President*

U.S. Air Force Hires Private Companies to Fly Drones in War Zones*