Sunday, February 24, 2013

New Discovery About How Flowers Communicate Using Electrical Fields

"Flower Power" Copyright Julian Harris and Dominic Clarke

The next time a beautiful flower captivates you, and you want to see if you it has a detectable fragrance, be courteous, and remove your shoes and socks.  Grounding yourself with the Earth might be a huge compliment to the flower, and help the flower communicate with you!  ~Madison Reed

“When you bend over to sniff a flower, it will change (the flower’s electrical) potential.  What the flower makes of that, I would not know… But I do hope very much that someone will take this up and look into it.”
"The last thing a flower wants is to attract a bee and then fail to provide nectar: a lesson in honest advertising since bees are good learners and would soon lose interest in such an unrewarding flower."
~Professor Daniel Robert of the University of Bristol's School of Biological Sciences

Flowers Communicate With Electricity

by Jennifer Viegas

Flowers may be silent, but scientists have just discovered that electric fields allow them to communicate with bumblebees and possibly other species, including humans.

It’s well known that color, shape, pattern and fragrances allow flowers to connect with pollinators, but the new study, published in the journal Science, adds electricity to this already impressive lineup.

“We just now have discovered that electrical potentials, an unavoidable by-product of flying in air for bumblebees and being grounded for the flower, is being exploited to benefit both parties,” co-author Daniel Robert told Discovery News. It’s “another example of the beauty of evolution,” added Robert, a professor in the University of Bristol’s School of Biological Sciences.

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He explained that bees have a positive electrical charge because they fly in air, which is full of all kinds of tiny particles, such as dust and charged molecules. Friction from these particles causes bees to lose electrons, leaving bumblebees positively charged.

Flowers, on the other hand, “are electrically connected to ground,” he said. Unlike copper wire, which transfers charges very quickly, plants conduct electricity very slowly and tend to possess a negative charge.

For the study, Robert and his team placed petunia flowers in an area with free-flying foraging bees. The researchers then studied how interactions between the two changed the electric fields and the bees’ behavior.

They determined that when a bee lands on a flower, this generates its own electrical field, and therefore a force. It’s as though a mini spark results when the two connect.

Robert and his colleagues believe “that the bee can sense this electrically induced force.” It appears to improve the bee’s memory of flower rewards, such as pollen and nectar, affecting later foraging.

The flower, in turn, is electrically changed for a short period after the interaction.....

Jennifer Viegas' article continues at



Monday, February 18, 2013

Pakistan's Imran Khan Challenges Banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi to Give Up Terrorism

Madison Reed
Imran - Like the people of the other Abrahamic faiths, if the followers of Muhammad are to ever stop the violence and bloodshed in the name of Islam, a monumental effort must be made by Muslims, to take an honest look at all the violent language in the Qur'an, and put everything into its proper perspective, to educate the masses of believers that Allah really is the fountain of Love and Compassion, the face of Beauty, the caring Hand of Justice, and the Encourager of Enlightenment and Liberation.

As we're all moving into a breathtaking future with miraculous potential, we all, must kick down the walls of those little huts that have been lulling us into a sense of false security; into believing that we're sheltered and protected, when in fact our lives are being destroyed.  As we are inside, marveling at the wonders of the beautiful interior of our little ugly huts, we are slowly self-separating from the Creator Source and atrophying, and the outside world is changing, blooming, and moving closer to expressing the Will of the Source.

Salaam brother.

~Madison Reed

Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan.

Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Monday called out to the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) to quit terrorism in the name of Islam, holding the militant group accountable for the first time in a public speech.

“I explicitly take their name and call out to the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi. If you carry out this terrorism in the name of Islam, then you couldn’t be greater enemies of the religion,” Khan told a press conference in Islamabad, naming the feared militant group for the first time.

The PTI chief’s press conference follows a deadly bombing in Quetta claiming 84 lives, with most victims belonging mostly to the ethnic Hazara Shia community. It was the second deadly blast in the city in little over a month, with an earlier attack claiming 93 lives, also mostly Hazaras.

Both attacks were claimed by the feared militant group LeJ.

“Islam is the religion of peace. Attacking innocent civilians is outright terrorism,” he said.

Critics have previously blamed Khan of not explicitly naming religious militants while condemning terrorism incidents, with detractors calling him ‘Taliban Khan’ for his advocacy of peace talks with the Pakistani Taliban.

Speaking to the media, Khan supported the demand of Hazara protestors for the deployment of Army in the provincial capital. He demanded that the culprits of the deadly bombing be brought to justice.

Khan also urged the chief justice to immediately take suo motu notice of the Quetta tragedy.

Terming immediate elections as the only solution to Pakistan’s problems, the PTI "



Sunday, February 17, 2013

"Buddhic Cleansing" Underway in Iran

Buddha statues have joined Barbie dolls and characters from "The Simpsons" TV cartoon as banned items in the conservative Muslim nation.

Authorities are confiscating Buddha statues from shops in the Iranian capital, Tehran, to stop the promotion of Buddhism in the country, according to a report Sunday in the independent Arman daily.

Iran has long fought against items, such as Barbie toys, to defuse Western influence, but this appears to be the first time that Iranian authorities are showing an opposition to symbols from the East.

The newspaper quoted Saeed Jaberi Ansari, an official for the protection of Iran's cultural heritage, as calling the Buddha statues symbols of "cultural invasion." He said authorities will not permit a specific belief to be promoted through such items. Ansari did not say how many Buddhas had been seized, but that the "cleansing" would continue.

Some Iranians buy Buddha's statues to decorate their homes and cars. Most are made in China and come from Iranian free-trade zones in the Persian Gulf.


Saturday, February 16, 2013

Chilean expert says there is an Obama Administration UFO cover up unfolding in Chile

"One family was threatened with a huge fine — one they could never afford — for camping out with a fire and some food supplies.  Military police let them go provided they hand over their cell phones and cameras to an ‘American sounding’ MP who took them away.  Three days later these items were returned via postal delivery from the USA to the homes of the people involved.   That strikes me as something very strange."

 “In November of 2009, locals began reporting strange metallic crafts hovering over farms and ranches.  One disc-shaped craft was described by one farmer as being over 300 meters across and occupied by strange ‘babies’ who mulled around him and his wife.  This report was substantiated by the police but than retracted.~Mauricio Cueva


by Damien LeGallienne

In spite of the recent lull in reported UFO activity both in the USA and abroad, there has been a lot of activity in the southern hemisphere — mainly in Chile. Recently, several government officials in Chile have been accused of covering up a UFO incident or incidents near and around the desert resort city of Calama which is not far from Chile’s border with Argentina and Bolivia.

The rule, as far as Latin American UFO activity goes is that these reports always end up being exposed for what they are; money-making scams brought about by cranks and crooked cops with illuminated ballons [sic] tethered on fishing poles, but these recent accusations aren’t so easy to dismiss because they might very well involve none other than US President Barack Obama and the US military.

“Chilean military figures and scientists have been guests of The White House seven times since January, 2010. That’s more official Chilean presence in three years than has been seen in almost 20 years combined,” said UFO investigator Maurizio Cueva who works for a major South American News Agency under another name that we at do not know.

“Suddenly, there are many visits of Chilean ‘people of interest’ to the White House and elsewhere in the inner sanctum of United States intelligence and militarism. It can’t be a coincidence that these visits have not been treated like the proverbial ‘official visit’ at the same time the area in and around Calama has been inundated with a lot of military activity in the skies over that region and the well-kept secret that people in the more rural areas have been reporting strange sightings of unusual craft – one of which supposedly landed in a cow pasture and was photographed by a local policeman who was later given a higher postion [sic] within government security but now denies ever having taken any such photographs.”  ~Maurizio Cueva

Cueva’s accusations have a strong ring of truth because there have indeed been a lot of Chilean visits to the White House that were not treated like official visits. It seems that these visits were always seemingly masked as charitable and purely social events. It’s also no coincidence that newswriters in Chile have all been very quiet about the events in the skies over Calama. Initally [sic] these stories were reported as war games played out between the Chilean and Argentinian Air Forces, but local villagers seem to think otherwise.

Story continues here....


Marriage Equality is Damaging E-Harmony Says Company's Founder

Good news.  Could it be that we are now seeing the visitation of divine judgement moving against mean-spirited, misguided people of religion everywhere - especially against the clerics - from Cleveland, Tennessee to Virginia Beach, VA, and from Tehran, Iran to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, and from Minsk, Belarus to Moscow, Russia?

Finally, their perversion of the essential LOVE message taught by all of humanity's spiritual teachers, exposed to the world through their woman-hating and gay-hating; their obscene selfishness and hypocrisy, and their morbid sexual repression and obsession to sex, has awakened people all over the world, and we're realizing that WE are "Gods Hands"!  We  are rising out of the earth and becoming the change that we want to see in the world (Gandhi), bringing the shift that has been stirring within the depths of our hearts - that we have known to be humanity's beautiful, happy future.  ~Madison Reed

Neil Clark Warren

 by John M. Becker

"If you’re a straight ally of the LGBT community and you have an eHarmony account, I hope you’ll strongly consider withdrawing your financial support from this anti-gay company."  ~John Becker

Neil Clark Warren, the 78-year-old evangelical Christian CEO and founder of the online dating website, gave a doozy of an interview last week. In his remarks, which were posted February 6, he told CNBC and Yahoo Finance that he’s “tired” of the debate over marriage equality. Not because he views marriage discrimination as an injustice or anything, no, but because he says the debate is harming his company.

“I think this issue of same-sex marriage within the next five to 15 years will be no issue anymore,” he said. ”We’ve made too much of it. I’m tired of it. It has really damaged our company.”

Warren is referring to an agreement the company made with the state of New Jersey in 2009 to settle an anti-discrimination lawsuit. eHarmony reluctantly agreed to put up a separate matchmaking service for gay and lesbian singles called Compatible Partners after the New Jersey Attorney General told them that refusing to serve gays and lesbians would disqualify them from being able to do business in that state.

However, eHarmony’s conservative Christian core clientele — much of the site’s early growth is attributed to promotion by anti-gay evangelical pastors — did not like that at all. In fact, they were so angry about eHarmony launching even a separate site for gays and lesbians that some made violent threats. Warren said,.....Article continues here.


Monday, February 11, 2013

Is the Pope's resignation foreshadowing a severe judgment coming upon the Holy See?

Pope Benedict XVI shows off his luxurious red cape

This is the first resignation of a pope since 1415, when Pope Gregory XII resigned to end the "Great Western Schism." -- during which there were rival claims to the papal throne.  (CNN)

After seeing its tax exemption status for commercial property holdings revoked by the Italian government; Bank of Italy and international credit card authorities suspend all credit card, debit card and cash transactions within the territory of the Vatican state, and a continuation of revelations about yet more financial crimes and crimes against humanity that are likely to be just the beginning of a mysterious hurricane of judgment against the Holy See - now the most anti-gay Pope in history, Benedict XVI resigns, effective at 8 PM Rome time on February 28, 2013.

What we're witnessing is a dismantling and disintegration of a 2,000-year old, corrupt, man-made institution.   Eventually, after humanity reclaims what the Holy See has stolen from us and hidden away for centuries, maybe a clearer image of Jesus will emerge.

~Madison Reed 

In a statement today, Pope Benedict XVI said:

I have convoked you to this Consistory, not only for the three canonisations, but also to communicate to you a decision of great importance for the life of the Church. After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry.

I am well aware that this ministry, due to its essential spiritual nature, must be carried out not only with words and deeds, but no less with prayer and suffering. However, in today’s world, subject to so many rapid changes and shaken by questions of deep relevance for the life of faith, in order to govern the bark of Saint Peter and proclaim the Gospel, both strength of mind and body are necessary, strength which in the last few months, has deteriorated in me to the extent that I have had to recognise my incapacity to adequately fulfil the ministry entrusted to me.

For this reason, and well aware of the seriousness of this act, with full freedom I declare that I renounce the ministry of Bishop of Rome, Successor of Saint Peter, entrusted to me by the cardinals on 19 April 2005, in such a way, that as from 28 February 2013, at 20:00 hours, the See of Rome, the See of Saint Peter, will be vacant and a Conclave to elect the new Supreme Pontiff will have to be convoked by those whose competence it is.

Dear Brothers, I thank you most sincerely for all the love and work with which you have supported me in my ministry and I ask pardon for all my defects. And now, let us entrust the Holy Church to the care of Our Supreme Pastor, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and implore his holy Mother Mary, so that she may assist the Cardinal Fathers with her maternal solicitude, in electing a new Supreme Pontiff. With regard to myself, I wish to also devotedly serve the Holy Church of God in the future through a life dedicated to prayer.