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Here is a beautiful youtube video with amazing pictures and song for relaxing.


This sort of thing helps me a lot so I thought I would share it.

With all the people who are having money problems right now I thought it might

be a good idea to share some ideas I learned from a prosperity class I took.. It really helped. Here are some ideas that they taught us in the class. And I understand that many people think this is all hogwash. I'm just sharing some things for whoever wants it.

(I don't want to appear like I am an expert on these things. I just remember, (some of) what we were taught.)

-Don't keep saying that you are poor. If you believe in Karma it means you will get what you most think about. ("As a man thinks so shall he be") We were told to look at everything in our lives are call ourselves prosperous now. Being grateful for what you have will bring more into your life. You can even look at the trees and be thankful for the prosperity you have to see all the trees (some people are living in slave situations and don't get to see the trees.

Keep telling yourself that money comes easily to you. You don't have to know where it is going to come from just keep this idea in mind and it will come to you.

On a practical note I have heard people who write down every single purchase they make just to see where they are wasting money. Starbucks is only a treat for me once in a while now instead of an every day thing. If you spend $2.50 a day for coffee that is $75 a month!

Give, and when you give say to yourself, "I am giving because I am prosperous and I love helping others." "What you give out will return to you 10 fold", (a woman who did Feng Shui told me that she always said that when people paid her.

The Feng Shui part of the house according to the Western school of thought is located in the far left hand corner when you are standing at your front door and facing in. You can put all sorts of things there if you believe in it to attract money. I have Chinese coins sitting on top of a mirror above my washing machine, I put red ribbons on all of my pipes that lead out and I always shut the lid on the toilet bowl now, . Here is a link for prosperity the Feng Shui way. http://fengshui.about.com/od/wealthcareer/qt/wealth.htm

There are plenty more ideas that you can try. Just google "creating prosperity" Here is one search. https://www.google.com/search?q=creating+prosperity&oq=creating+prosperity&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.5036j0j8&sourceid=chrome&espv=210&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8

Color me crazy but I have more money since I took that course and Feng Shui'd my house.

I wish everyone a very prosperous 2014!

Oh Good, There's Lead In Your Christmas Lights


Afraid so. It turns out that lead is applied to the polyvinylchloride (PVC) wire covering to keep the plastic from cracking. It's also a flame retardant. Not all brands are suspect, but an awful lot are. In a 2008 study published in the Journal of Environmental Health, researchers from Cornell University tested 10 light sets and found lead on all of them, at levels that surpassed the Environmental Protection Agency's limit for windowsills and floors.

Two other analyses in recent years, one by HealthyStuff.org and another done for CNN, produced similar results. The former, conducted in 2010, found that 54 percent of lights had more lead than regulators allow in children's products. Quantex, the company that did the lab work for CNN in 2007, found that the surface lead levels in each of the four types of lights it tested exceeded the Consumer Safety Commission's limit for children's products (which has since been reduced).

Isn't lead illegal, due to its well-known effects on human health, including damage to the brain and nervous system in children? Actually, it's only been banned from certain products, including paint and gasoline. The federal government restricts the amount of lead allowed on children's products and provides limits on acceptable lead levels in dust and soil, air and water, and waste through a variety of laws and regulations. At the state level, California requires a warning label on electrical cords that have more than 300 parts per million of lead. But selling Christmas lights coated in lead is perfectly legal.

Wow bullying stopped by using babies to teach empathy

You kind of really have to watch the short video to see how this works. It is all over the world except here!


Roots of Empathy's mission is to build caring, peaceful, and
civil societies through the development of empathy
in children and adults.

Roots of Empathy is an evidence-based classroom program that has shown significant effect in reducing levels of aggression among school children while raising social/emotional competence and increasing empathy.

Stop Bullying with Empathy
Childhood aggression isn't child's play. Stopping aggression starts early, by introducing young children to empathy.

The best teachers provide love and guidance

29 October 2013: In an online debate entitled “Can We Have Education Without Teachers?” Roots of Empathy Founder/President Mary Gordon contends that teachers are still a vital part of the education process, but what they teach and how they function within the classroom must change.

Gordon argues that real experiential learning happens through relationships rather than one-way learning. This makes the role of the teacher an essential component of successful learning environments, as the teacher is the one to model behaviour, facilitate relationships, provide feedback and guide students in observation, and internalizing their learning.

And the number one skill that Gordon thinks teachers should be developing in their students? – Empathy. “It is the ultimate human trait.” Empathy can only be developed experientially, guided by a committed teacher aware of the importance of social and emotional learning and empathy. In summation, Gordon predicts:

Far from being obsolete, the teaching profession is poised to reinvent itself in this globalized and modernized world. To care is to teach, and to teach is to touch the future. The challenges and the hope of this decade would be to revisit the cultivation of relationships and empathy in classrooms and to support teachers in learning how best to capitalize on the use of technology and the power of their own humanity.

As the 2013 World Innovation Summit for Education takes place this week in Qatar, visit the 2013 WISE Summit site to review this debate and read Mary Gordon’s perspective on teaching in the 21st century (click on the "Empathy and Teaching" tab).

When I think of children dying at a young age I always think of

tragedy. But the new spiritual beliefs I am trying to incorporate into thinking are that what seems like tragedy is really my wrong interpretation.

So I just started looking at her picture and all of a sudden I realized how she moved thousands of people, how she got them together for the forces of good. How for a short period of time they were all one. And how she is influencing people not just from her neighborhood but around the world.

Then she looked like an angel that was sent to help us all heal.

A great life doesn't have to be a long life. And I don't think anyone dies anyway. I think they just change forms and I think they come back to earth if they want to.

Just my 2 cents.

Dana Rohrabacher Is Dirty (R) California


When Congressman Dana Tyrone Rohrabacher moved into a four-bedroom, four-bathroom, million-dollar Costa Mesa rental home on April Fool's Day 2010, the immaculate, 6,300-square-foot property could have been featured in a glossy real-estate magazine. Built in 1948, the two-story, Orange Avenue home had been updated in recent years for comfort and style. The carpeting was new, appliances worked and walls were spotless. Thriving flowers, plants and grass adorned the idyllic back yard less than 4 miles from the Pacific Ocean.

But it's now understandable why Orange County's senior, career politician secretly changed the locks and refused to allow homeowner Robert Polyniak inside for annual inspections. When he moved out in August 2012, Rohrabacher left behind a shockingly horrific pigsty, a dump worse than a college fraternity house of unhygienic slobs unfamiliar with the most basic tools of cleaning. Darlene Whitsell, Polyniak's longtime girlfriend, entered the home shortly after the congressman's departure and wept at the scene.

"It was disgusting," she said. "It was unbelievable. Who lives like that?"

Massive black stains and muck covered the carpet throughout the home. Sticky grime encased damaged, rusted appliances. Denied water, once-thriving outside plants and grass dried up and died. Blinds were cracked. Black dirt ruined the appearance of once-sparkling tile floors. Walls inexplicably contained odd holes, nail polish, wax and some smelly substance that may have been feces.

Every toilet seat in the house was broken. The ceilings showed smoke damage. Light switches had been cracked. Clumps of hair and remnants of what may have been balloons or some other rubbery material clogged sinks. Cracks scarred doors. Thick, solidified grease rendered the air-suction vent above the kitchen stove useless. Bathroom towel bars were missing, and vanities suffered water damage.

MORE at link

The bank and wall street are giving themselves 95 billion in bonuses!


The only thing I can think of to do is sign this petition and others like it. And maybe other ideas?

And check out the book for these greedy rat bastards, "How to spend it." Be the Financial Times. A book that explains how these pathetically rich people can spend their money, (I guess to avoid paying taxes)


“Wall Street is about to give themselves $94.11 Billion – with a B – in holiday bonuses, even as they continue to dodge jail time for their ongoing crime spree!”1HUH? Wall Street megabanks forced ten million people out of their homes due to the foreclosure crisis, while spending 2013 dodging the law for the blatant financial fraud that left folks homeless.2

HOW? Ten banks kicked off 2013 by paying $8.5 billion to settle complaints that they improperly foreclosed on homeowners3; in the summer, Bank of America was charged with rewarding employees who pushed the MOST people into foreclosure4; and then JPMorgan Chase rounded off the year by paying $13BN in fines to make fraud complaints go away.5

WHY? That $91.44 Billion a year could go a very long way towards undoing the vast damage done by Wall Street’s megabanks that have engaged in megafraud, not to mention go quite a long way towards curbing American homelessness in general.

How insane is our Wall Street bonus situation? Wall Street bankers are running out of ideas of how to spend the money. That’s not a joke: the Financial Times publishes “How To Spend It” magazine to help stumped Wall Street bankers figure out what to do with their fat bonus checks.

Megabankers might not spend too much time outside of the financial district, but we do, and we know that bankers are unbelievably unpopular right now. So, we’re asking them to do the right thing: give their bonuses to the people they made homeless. It doesn’t take a genius to know this is good PR – it’s a win/win for the banks!

Are you the kind of nerd, like us, who wants more details and sources? Read on!

We weren’t joking about $91.44 Billion putting us on the road to ending homelessness for good.

Seriously: The National Affordable Housing Trust is a program that, if funded for $30 billion a year for 10 years, could END homelessness in America.

The banks could pay for the first two years of funding with one year of bonuses alone!6 Meanwhile, public housing – y’know, the place that the foreclosed have largely been pushed into? – has needed $21 Billion in repairs for a long time.7 That means $10.44 Billion left over – more than enough bonuses for every Wall Street banker to take many, many, many trips to Disney World, or whatever Wall Street bankers spend their money on. (Ahem.)

- See more at: http://other98.com/wall-street-give-your-bonuses-to-the-people-you-made-homeless/#sthash.WhrcIIKq.dpuf

So in a little thread over on FB someone posted a picture of the sign language imposter

at Mandela's Memorial service.

The first person said it was hysterical.

And the second person said: "That's about par for this administration."

A funny song/video about brain farts.

God I hate saying this and it will probably be removed which is fine.

but we all know there will be another mass shooting in the future. So that being true I would wish that it would happen to the republicans in congress.

I am not trying to incite violence here. I was just thinking about how these people's motivation is to spend their time taking as much food and shelter and education and health care from children as they can. And how after the second largest mass shooting in this country happened to children these people's motivation was to spend their time and energy making sure that this would happen again in the future.

The ironic thing is they all work behind metal detectors.

It just seems like it would be poetic justice.

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