2 Police Officers Turn In Badges In Support Of Standing Rock Water Protectors

2 Police Officers Turn In Badges In Support Of Standing Rock Water Protectors

Earlier today it was reported by Redhawk at Standing Rock in North Dakota that two police officers have turned in their badges in support of the water protectors.

“There have been at least 2 reports of police officers turning in their badges acknowledging that this battle is not what they signed up for. You can see it in some of them, that they do not support the police actions. We must keep reminding them they are welcome to put down their weapons and badge and take a stand against this pipeline as well. Some are waking up.”
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With actions from militarized police continuing to be seen as extremely violent and dangerous, this news is a big win for the water protectors and for humanity as a whole. While the actions of some police officers are not appropriate, we all must continue to visualize and intend/pray that the hearts of all involved in this situation continue to open. Police must be held accountable for their actions, though we must continue to welcome them over to the side of the water protectors.

Having the police lay down their weapons and join the people is the goal. It is also a win-win solution, which is the best case scenario. So what is it that opened the hearts of these two officers?

At the time of this writing, the answer is not known but we can speculate on a few different items.

  • Word is spreading quickly that there are 17 multi-national banks funding this pipelineand that the propaganda being spread about this deal “creating American jobs” or “helping America’s economy” is being seen as just that, propaganda. The American people, as well as people of the world, know that the big banks and U.S. Government does not care for the people, but only themselves. These banks and the government showed their hand in 2008 when they were bailed out after the stock market crash, leaving the public to bear the economic and social burdens. Even the police are becoming aware of this fact that the government and banks do not care for them and see the police only as pawns in a bigger game the government wishes to control.
  • Water is life is not just a meaningless slogan in many people’s minds. It is becoming understood by more and more that water IS indeed life. If water becomes toxic, all life that depends on that water becomes toxic…including the families of these same police officers who are currently protecting the construction sites. They too would be affected by toxic water.
  • It is innately traumatizing for humans to hurt other humans. While we have been seeing this for some time now with this situation, police officers are realizing the harm they do when they assault an unarmed, peaceful water protector. In essence, peace is wanting and needing to be established.

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Take a look at what happened in Frankfurt, Germany in May of 2012. The police removed their helmets and began marching with the people who were protesting the big banks, while also safely escorting them down the streets.

Let us all use this latest news as a big step forward towards peace and resolution of this pipeline issue. The pipeline construction needs to and must stop. With the announcement from Barack Obama yesterday that the White House is considering “re-routing” the pipeline, we must continue to demand that it’s construction cease entirely. We can also view that statement as a buckling of the Establishment. Continue on, water protectors. Truth and love is spreading.

Lance Schuttler graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Health Science and practices health coaching through his website Orgonlight Health. You can follow the Orgonlight Health facebook  page or visit the website for more information on how to receive health coaching for yourself, a family member or a friend as well as view other inspiring articles.

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Credit: http://themindunleashed.com/ original article here.

Macro Photographs of Nature’s Tiniest Architects by Nicky Bay

Macro Photographs of Nature’s Tiniest Architects by Nicky Bay

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Nicky Bay is an incredible macro photographer from Singapore his photos are incredible. Have a look at his latest series on natures tiniest architects.
If you like his work please follow him on his blog and on Facebook.

 

Bagworm moth larva (Psychidae)

Bagworm moth larva (Psychidae)

Bagworm moth larva (Psychidae)

Bagworm moth larva (Psychidae)

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Arctiine moth pupa (Cyana sp.)

Arctiine moth pupa (Cyana sp.)

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Are you on Aweditoria? Aweditoria is a new social media platform where people share small stories and ideas based on interests. Focusing on, personal development, health, politics, science, technology and etc. No distractions, just pure knowledge, it is free to use and it only takes few seconds to join, click here. You can follow Myscienceacademy.org there as well.

Have The World At Your Fingers With These Nature Inspired Rings

Have The World At Your Fingers With These Nature Inspired Rings

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I’ve been seeing these rings more and more each day. I’ll admit, I’m pretty impressed with the detail and effort that’s put into making one of these beautiful rings. Anything nature based I’ll go completely bananas over but these show some of the finest craftsmanship out there. I mean, who doesn’t want to own one of these stunning pieces of work? Even if it’s not on your finger you could still own a nature ring just for the fact of owning an amazing nature ring. I’d dress to impress with any of these!

Modern Flower Child has an abundance of options to choose from and every single one of them is to die for. Maybe that’s just me wanting ten of these around each of my fingers, but I would definitely recommend purchasing one of these lovely creations.

Modern Flower Child is an Oregon-based company that makes truly incredible piece of artwork. Among our favorites are these extremely intricate rings laden with beautiful floral and other natural prints.

Modern Flower Child’s work can be found on Etsy, along with multiple other platforms.

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Are you on Aweditoria? Aweditoria is a new social media platform where people share small stories and ideas based on interests. Focusing on, personal development, health, politics, science, technology and etc. No distractions, just pure knowledge, it is free to use and it only takes few seconds to join, click here. You can follow Myscienceacademy.org there as well.

Source: www.expandedconsciousness.com

Buddhist Temple Covered With Ocean Of Golden Leaves From Ancient Chinese Ginkgo Tree

Buddhist Temple Covered With Ocean Of Golden Leaves From Ancient Chinese Ginkgo Tree

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Thousands of people from all over China have been flocking to the Gu Guanyin Buddhist Temple in the Zhongnan Mountains to witness a huge, 1,400 year old Ginkgo tree beside the temple walls as it sheds its golden leaves for the arrival of autumn. The leaves began falling in mid November, creating a thick ocean of gold that washes over the temple’s ground.

Ginkgo trees are commonly referred to as “living fossils” as they have remained unchanged for more than 200 million years despite all of the drastic climate changes the region has faced. They stand as tall today as they did when dinosaurs walked the Earth.

H/T: bored panda, thisiscolossal

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Source: http://timewheel.net/

Shocking Truth Of How It Was Vs How It Should Have Been

Shocking Truth Of How It Was Vs How It Should Have Been

Gunduz Aghayev altered iconic photos of children which shocked the world. He drew the little victims of tragedies in a way he would have liked to see.

Here is their stories retold.

Kevin Carter’s Pulitzer Prize-winning photo (1993) : Kevin Committed Suicide 3 Months After He Won the Pulitzer Prize for this Photograph of a Vulture Stalking a Starving Girl.

Kevin Carter’s Pulitzer Prize-winning photo (1993) :
Kevin Committed Suicide 3 Months After He Won the Pulitzer Prize for this Photograph of a Vulture Stalking a Starving Girl.

Vietnam War’s “Napalm Girl”

Vietnam War’s “Napalm Girl”

Children in Vietnam during war!

Children in Vietnam during war!

Child brides in Yemen. Tehani (in pink) and Ghada (in green)

Child brides in Yemen. Tehani (in pink) and Ghada (in green)

Son of Killed Azerbaijani journalist Elmar Huseynov

Son of Killed Azerbaijani journalist Elmar Huseynov

Rendered homeless by German bombs during the Blitz, a London boy points out his bedroom to friends in 1940.

Rendered homeless by German bombs during the Blitz, a London boy points out his bedroom to friends in 1940.

Doctor Janusz Korczak with children

Doctor Janusz Korczak with children

Death of Aylan Kurdi (Syria Refuge Crisis)

Death of Aylan Kurdi (Syria Refuge Crisis)

A Japanese boy standing at attention after having brought his dead younger brother to a cremation pyre, 1945

A Japanese boy standing at attention after having brought his dead younger brother to a cremation pyre, 1945

Credit: Cartoonist Gunduz Agayev

Via: http://www.diken.com.tr/

13 amazing places you won’t believe exist on Earth

13 amazing places you won’t believe exist on Earth

Not many of us are lucky enough to experience all this incredible world has to offer. While much of the population sits indoors on the latest technology, beautiful landscapes blanket the Earths surface, only to be seen by the luckiest of us. Just as the human body is a truly amazing creation, this is a truly amazing planet.

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Antelope Canyon is the most photographed slot canyon in the American Southwest. It is located on Navajo land near Page, Arizona.

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A terrace is a piece of sloped plane that has been cut into a series of successively receding flat surfaces or platforms. These are terrace rice fields in Bali, Indonesia.

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Hot air balloon flight over Cappadocia, a historical region in Central Anatolia, largely in Nevşehir Province, Turkey.

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Derweze is a village and area rich in natural gas. While drilling in 1971, Soviet geologists tapped into a cavern filled with natural gas. The ground beneath the drilling rig collapsed, leaving a large hole with a diameter of 70 metres (230 ft).

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Giant’s Causeway. An area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, Giant’s Causeway is the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. It is located in County Antrim on the northeast coast of Northern Ireland.

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Hitachi Seaside Park, Hitachinaka, Japan.

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Leshan Grand Buddha is a famous cultural and historical spot in Sichuan Leshan, China, which is the world’s biggest stone sitting buddha statue.

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Odle mountains chain separating the Funes valley from the Gardena valley, taken from the Seceda refuge, Italian alps.

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Travertine pools and terraces, Pamukkale, Turkey, World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

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The world famous Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park.

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This beautiful train tunnel of trees called the Tunnel of Love is located in Kleven, Ukraine. Nothing else is known about this place.

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Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat at 10,582 square kilometers (4,086 sq mi). It is located in the Potosí and Oruro departments in southwest Bolivia, near the crest of the Andes.

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Dragon’s blood trees, Socotra, Yemen. Dracaena cinnabari, the Socotra Dragon Tree or Dragon Blood Tree, is a Dragon Tree native to the Socotra archipelago in the Indian Ocean.

Source: www.themindunleashed.org