Eric Rankin Sonic Geometry

Thanks for referral reminding me of video compendium by Eric Rankin where he explores geometrical shapes, numerical values and Platonic solids, synthesizing geometry into sacred frequency. He discusses the origins of sacred numbers like 432 from Sumerian root of 12-60 based system of counting, still in use today. He shows astounding relationship between F# and C# chords and what’s become known as ‘sacred geometry’. It’s geometric!  and all about frequency.

 

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Immigrants pay billions in taxes annually

Headline from Mic online reads, “New Study Shows Just How Much Undocumented Immigrants Actually Contribute.”  Some startling statistics reveal the bigger story:

Undocumented immigrants pay an estimated $12 billion in taxes to the federal government annually. But that’s just for Uncle Sam. A new report by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy shows that undocumented immigrants also pay quite a lot in state and local taxes — $11.6 billion a year. And that amount would increase significantly if the U.S. was to undertake serious immigration reform.

Immigrants contribute in three ways, according to report, through income tax, sales tax and property tax. Social security is also collected but not stored for their later use.

My father tells a story about how his great grandfather and brother from Ireland slept out in a tent for a time after they arrived as immigrants to America. It was the first time they’d ever seen lightening bugs, like lanterns to heaven.

Aging infrastructure and aging population of naturalized citizens in America would seem to necessitate that we have enough young people with strong backs to make necessary repairs to roads, railroad tracks and bridges, for instance. The billions paid by immigrants in taxes could provide just the funding for such worthy endeavors.

Missy Higgins pleads for ‘open arms toward the sea’ – protection for innocent

Singer/songwriter Missy Higgins releases single pleading with Canada to open its arms to families seeking passage from war-torn homelands across the sea.

Higgins sings, “Oh Canada, if you could help me out. All I wanted was a safe place for my family.”

Video includes powerful illustrations drawn by children displaced by this refugee crisis.

Sodium Benzoate, commonly used preservative shown to harm mitochondrial DNA

Natural News report by S.D. Wells sites a study using human volunteers that found sodium benzoate causes harm to human cells. Wells states:

A molecular biology expert at Sheffield University found that sodium benzoate damages mitochondrial DNA – cells associated with metabolism and aging. How much DNA damage is done by sodium benzoate? Nobody knows. Yet there is a whole array of diseases tied to this type of DNA (coding sequence) damage. Somatic mitochondrial mutations (mtDNA) have been increasingly observed in primary human cancers. In other words, mutant DNA eventually take over if fed the right carcinogenic “fuel,” namely sodium benzoate.

Wells reports that sodium benzoate may be responsible for a type of DNA mutation commonly seen in cancers. He explains how mutations can occur.

At the cellular level, sodium benzoate deprives mitochondria of oxygen, sometimes completely shutting down the “power station” of your cells. It’s programmed cell death, and when cells are deprived of oxygen, they cannot fight off infection, and that includes the infection known as cancer – the mutation and uncontrolled division of cells. Plus, when sodium benzoate is combined with vitamin C or E, benzene is formed, which is also a known carcinogen that causes leukemia.

The shocking part is just how common sodium benzoate’s use as a food preserving ingredient is. Anything packaged might be suspect. Wells lists a few:

Sodium benzoate is easily found in most conventional foods, especially the acidic ones, including pickles, peppers, soy sauce, ketchup, salad dressings, jams, most condiments, vinegar, fruit juices, salsa, dips, shredded cheese and diet or regular soda. You may also see it listed on your mouthwash, toothpaste, cough syrup, cream, lotion and hundreds of cosmetic products. Sodium benzoate is the cheapest mold inhibitor on the market, and is one of the main reasons many Americans do not have enough essential nutrients in their bodies to detoxify. This is occurring at the cellular level – think of Parkinson’s and other neuro-degenerative, premature aging diseases.

Beavers as ‘keystone species’ prove to be keepers – groundbreaking UK study

Western Morning News story by Martin Hess reports study showing beavers as, “A natural ally in the fight against flooding.” 

The report based on a groundbreaking 5-year study conducted by Professor Richard Brazier of University of Exeter’s Geography Department shows that not only do beaver dams help retain water and reduce run-off but also create a habitat that serves to clean water of pollutants.

Beaver - Wiki

Hess reports:

Prof Brazier explained: “My job is to monitor the changes, then to see what difference these animals make over a number of years. So what I’m doing here is looking at flood attenuation. Is beaver activity changing the flow regime – the water that’s coming in compared with what’s leaving the site? Can they play a role in mitigating flooding?

“The second is water storage, specifically in dry times. Can more water be stored in this woodland landscape and therefore benefit streams and reservoirs downstream?

“The third is water quality. Have the beavers essentially created a natural filter for quite polluted water coming off agricultural landscapes?”

Asked why such an experiment had never been done before Prof Brazier replied: “It’s not easy in the wider landscape. In an experiment like this there is one stream in, one stream out, so we can control what’s going on. But there is another aspect – studying it in the UK, in this lowland intensively farmed landscape that we have, is important. If you want evidence to discover what beavers will do in our landscape you really have to study the animals here.”

He explained how the 13 beaver dams are slowing the water flow. “The water comes in at the top and fills up behind the first dam, overflows and fills the next. It is like a staircase. There is a constant release of water – each pond draws down and is replenished before the next rainfall.”

Professor Brazier calls beavers a ‘keystone species’ precisely because their dams create habitat for other species.

We had just 10 frogspawn clumps here in 2011 – and we had 580 clumps last week.

Those industrious beavers build dams that actually serve to purify water in this mountain stream, the same water is sourced for drinking water downstream.

“From this landscape here we are seeing an average of 150 mg per litre of sediment coming off farmland in storms. But what we see leaving the site here is just 15mg per litre. Behind every one of these dams the water slows until it’s practically not moving – the sediment settles and fills the pond.

“If you are water company and a river has high sediment, it costs a lot of money to treat. Nitrogen and phosphorus both enter this site at reasonably high levels especially in storms – but at the bottom end we see so little in nitrogen and phosphate, the university’s equipment cannot actually detect the minute amount.

 

 

Birkeland Currents, Z-Pinch, Star formation- Donald Scott

Donald Scott gave this presentation on Birkeland currents, or ‘cosmic power lines’ at last years Electric Universe conference. Birkeland currents are the dance between magnetic fields and electric currents. When they are pinched, the density remains the same but is squeezed.  He compares this to electricity traveling through wires, no matter whether small or big the amperage will remain the same. He shows a slide of M2-9 Nebula around 9 minutes in, showing a z-pinch with what looks to be a star forming within it.  Here’s a shot of it.

M2-9

Scott calls this nebula the ‘prototype’ of a z-pinch. He believes that this is the way stars are formed. He says that when the current pinches together, the object in the middle is ‘condensing’.

Hawking lecture- Do black holes have hair?

BBC produced video covers an illustrated Stephen Hawking presentation questioning whether black holes have hair or not.

He gives a tutorial about thermodynamics and the Second Law on entropy and how, over time entropy increases. It leads to a gravitational collapse which causes eventually, a singularity. He describes an event horizon, or a point of no return encircling rim of gravitationally dense black holes. This theory is based on bodies of mass being made up of nuclear cores. And as mass entropy speeds along, these mass furnaces become denser to the point where they collapse into a point of ultimate density. He calls this a ‘singularity’.

This theory of black holes weighs heavily on entropic effects of gravity upon mass. His black holes grow dense through hydrogen to helium transfer, as the mass of them slowly disappears, caving in on itself to create a big black hole which we really can’t see but will devour whatever dare pass through it’s event horizon. But, when G-2 gas cloud, binary star orbited into close proximity to our milky way black hole, this didn’t happen. And more than just a little ‘Hawking radiation’ spewed from both poles of our black hole in response.

The pictorial depiction in video seems to get dimmer and darker to almost brooding by the end. It reminds me of the Nobel prize garnering theory that expansion of the universe is accelerating. I have yet to understand how this could be so. Red shift may not prove the best way to measure distance between objects in space. Parallax works better in practical application.

When these black holes spew out from their poles gamma and x-ray material, like our Milky Way black hole was spotted doing recently, perhaps new stars are born. Our galactic center could actually be the birthplace of the spiral arm galaxy. But, what caused it to come into being? That brings up the one miracle that Hawking needs, an original ‘Big Bang’ nuclear explosion.

Electromagnetism is everywhere yet I can find no evidence of it in this work. It’s in our blood as plasma. It’s in solar flares as plasma on the macro-scale. When G-2 closed in on the black hole at the center of our galaxy, the black hole reacted, releasing streams radiating gasses. Astronomers pondered whether the gas cloud would be swallowed up by the much more massive black hole but the object passed by, relatively unscathed instead. That’s when a report surfaced identifying the gas cloud as a possible binary star. Dr. Paul LaViolette had already suspected this and was worried that friction created by the clash might cause what he called a ‘super galactic wave’ to ripple out through the galaxy, reaching our solar system with broad, sweeping quantum kinetic strokes. But, that doesn’t seem to be the case.

Hawking talks about the black holes’ event horizon, or point of no return. If you threw your enemy in a black hole, he says, and you watch them from a distance, you will see them get dimmer and dimmer until they are no more. Calgon, take me away. Oh, I guess we’re not in Kansas anymore.

G-2 gas cloud

The G-2 star passing by black hole didn’t collapse. Above photo taken using equipment at W.M. Peck Observatory. The black hole was not so dense within itself that it didn’t react to the presence of a star body either. Instead, it spewed out radiation. We’ve also witnessed comets passing through the sun and coming out the other side. We’ve seen the sun flaring as objects approach. If the sun’s nucleus is a boiling inferno, then how could ‘icy’ comets withstand a glancing blow without melting? A few comets were seen growing a tail after such a sun encounter. Both bodies reacted, but the smaller body was not torn apart.

It could be that this cloudy star system is in orbit with our galactic center. Most observed stars are binary, sharing an orbit. What causes two bodies to orbit around one another, if not magnetism? What causes them to spark and flare in close contact if not electricity?

The matter of black holes hinges on everything breaking down over time, endlessly drifting apart until nothing but absolute zero remains. It’s a science of decay. Descended from sludge, we should enjoy the ride.

I believe that there is a unifying theory, simply stated ‘as above, so below’ and ‘as within, so without’. Chaos found in the cosmos can actually be seen in the natural world. Life is intelligent and not much of it is comprised of an eternal furnace.

Bee virus spread via transport of European honeybees

Varroa mite

New study published in Science concludes that the virus that has devastated bee populations worldwide is, “Driven by European populations,” through transport of bee colonies from, “Europe to North America, Australia and New Zealand.”

Science Daily has the full report on study and it’s implications.

Lead author Dr Lena Wilfert, of the University of Exeter’s Centre for Ecology and Conservation, on the Penryn Campus in Cornwall, said: “This is the first study to conclude that Europe is the backbone of the global spread of the bee killing combination of Deformed Wing Virus and Varroa. This demonstrates that the spread of this combination is largely humanmade — if the spread was naturally occurring, we would expect to see transmission between countries that are close to each other, but we found that, for example, the New Zealand virus population originated in Europe. This significantly strengthens the theory that human transportation of bees is responsible for the spread of this devastating disease. We must now maintain strict limits on the movement of bees, whether they are known to carry Varroa or not. It’s also really important that beekeepers at all levels take steps to control Varroa in their hives, as this viral disease can also affect wild pollinators.”

Researchers analysed sequence data of Deformed Wing Virus samples across the globe from honeybees and Varroa mites, as well as the occurrence of Varroa. They used the information to reconstruct the spread of Deformed Wing Virus and found that the epidemic largely spread from Europe to North America, Australia and New Zealand. They found some two-way movement between Europe and Asia, but none between Asia and Australasia, despite their closer proximity. The team also looked at samples from other species suspected of transmitting the disease, including different species of honeybee, mite and bumblebees, but concluded that the European honeybee was the key transmitter.

Is transporting bees between countries necessary? The reason for exporting European honeybee colonies is not stated. Wouldn’t it be easier to colonize native bee populations?