The God Particle ?

Here is a photograph I took of cows. In it I see the Universe. ..the serenity, beauty and the sacredness of family, of living in harmony.

There is so much talk about finding the God Particle.

What is this? Are we looking for ourselves?

Who we are and where we came from?

Why does this matter?

Why do we need a certified explanation of the origin of life?

So many questions and no answers…

Yesterday I watched the rise and fall of the Roman Empire; it felt like I was watching the evening news.

So if we continue to kill, torture and maim each other why do we search for this God Particle?

Is it to prove that Humankind is of the highest intelligence on earth because we figured out where we originate from?

Or, how the Universe came about?

If we do find the God Particle, then what?

The question will remain, where did this God particle come from?

Can our feeble minds warped by eons of abuse comprehend the immenseness of the Universe or Universes? Can we lay aside our hatred, our deviant ways and concentrate on the oneness of humanity?

Even if we do ‘find’ the God Particle, in essence, we have actually discovered nothing because we still remain savages in paradise.

The truth could be that we are the God Particle and that all we seem to do is to destroy this, ourselves.

Human organs for sale!

The macabre criminal business of illegal trade in human organs continues. Here is an excerpt from Wired Magazine. LINK

KIDNEY (one only)
$15,000-40,000 Pakistan
$20,000 Iraq
$25,000 Russia
$35,000-85,000 Philippines
$65,000 China
$80,000 Colombia
$120,000 South Africa
$145,000 Turkey

LUNG (both if you order from China)
$150,000-170,000 China
$290,000 Singapore
$290,000 South Africa
$290,000 South Korea
$290,000 Taiwan

LIVER (Whole or part)
$25,000 Egypt
$25,000 Pakistan
$60,000-130,000 China
$100,000 Colombia
$100,000 Philippines
$290,000 Singapore
$290,000 South Africa
$290,000 South Korea
$290,000 Taiwan

$110,000 China
$140,000 Singapore
$140,000 South Africa
$140,000 South Korea
$140,000 Taiwan

HEART (One Only)
$90,000 Colombia
$130,000-160,000 China
$290,000 South Africa
$290,000 South Korea
$290,000 Taiwan
$290,000 Singapore

I wonder if Love is for Sale. I will check and revert asap:)

Poor in Europe sell their organs

So this doesn’t only happen in Asia.


Belgrade, Serbia: Pavle Mircov and his partner, Daniella, nervously scan their e-mail in-box every 15 minutes, desperate for economic salvation: a buyer willing to pay nearly $40,000 for one of their kidneys.

The couple, the parents of two teenagers, put their organs up for sale on a local online classified site six months ago after Mr. Mircov, 50, lost his job at a meat factory here. He has not been able to find any work, he said, so he has grown desperate. When his father recently died, Mr. Mircov could not afford a tombstone. The telephone service has been cut off. One meal a day of bread and salami is the family’s only extravagance.

“When you need to put food on the table, selling a kidney doesn’t seem like much of a sacrifice,” Mr. Mircov said.

Facing grinding poverty, some Europeans are seeking to sell their kidneys, lungs, bone marrow or corneas, experts say. This phenomenon is relatively new in Serbia, a nation that has been battered by war and is grappling with the financial crisis that has swept the Continent. The spread of illegal organ sales into Europe, where they are gaining momentum, has been abetted by the Internet, a global shortage of organs for transplants and, in some cases, unscrupulous traffickers ready to exploit the economic misery.

In Spain, Italy, Greece and Russia, advertisements by people peddling organs – as well as hair, sperm and breast milk – have turned up on the Internet, with asking prices for lungs as high as $250,000. In late May, the Israeli police detained 10 members of an international crime ring suspected of organ trafficking in Europe, European Union law enforcement officials said. The officials said the suspects had targeted impoverished people in Moldova, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.

“Organ trafficking is a growth industry,” said Jonathan Ratel, a European Union special prosecutor who is leading a case against seven people accused of luring poor victims from Turkey and former communist countries to Kosovo to sell their kidneys with false promises of payments of up to $20,000. “Organized criminal groups are preying upon the vulnerable on both sides of the supply chain: people suffering from chronic poverty, and desperate and wealthy patients who will do anything to survive.”

The main supply countries have traditionally been China, India, Brazil and the Philippines. But experts say Europeans are increasingly vulnerable.


Live Encounters Magazine July 2012

Dear Readers,

The main feature is The Living Word – Tales from Tribal India by Randhir Khare.

An interview with Bobby Chinn, the celebrated restaurateur and TV Presenter. He has hosted the World Cafe Asia show for the Travel and Living Channel, BBC’s Saturday Kitchen, UKTV Food’s Great Food Live and Bobby Chinn Cooks Asia for the Discovery Channel. A must read is his bestselling book Wild, Wild East, Recipes & Stories from Vietnam.

Joo Peter’s photo exhibit of the Jade Emperor Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) is a collector’s item.

• The beautiful and gifted Country star, Kori Jean Olsen, from Austin, Texas, speaks about her life and work in an exclusive interview. She is on the verge of great stardom.

Terry McDonagh’s poem, A Journey Home!, was written about 20 years ago and yet the emotions are alive and relevant in the verse.

Special Report – Asylum Seekers in Tel Aviv by Steven Beck, Director of Israel-Diaspora relations, Irac, on the African refugees in Israel raises a number of uncomfortable questions on Jewish values besides highlighting the wonderful charity work that is being done.

• It takes a village – A photo feature on ARDC by Sari Ganulin reflects the pathos of the African refugees.

Candess M Campbell’s, Creating Healthy Boundaries, is essential reading for those seeking a balanced life.

John Chester Lewis exhibits two of his paintings that he feels will be of interest to his new born daughter in the years to come.

We request you to kindly pass this free magazine on to everyone you know.

Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om

Mark Ulyseas

CALL TO ACTION: Support Indigenous Occupation of the Belo Monte Dam Site

Amazon Watch
Support Indigenous Occupation of the Belo Monte Dam Site Now Entering Day 7

Chief Raoni
“I am very worried about the Belo Monte dam. I told the Brazilian environment minister not to build Belo Monte, because we indigenous who live on the edge of the Xingu River have our population growing. We need space. We need land.” – Chief Raoni

Dear Mark,

I wanted to share this urgent update about the escalating resistance to the destructive Belo Monte dam complex in the Brazilian Amazon. Please take a moment to read this update and support the indigenous and riverbank communities of the Xingu!

In the final days of the Rio+20 Earth Summit, several hundred members of the Xikrin, Juruna and Arara indigenous peoples affected by the Belo Monte Dam began an indigenous-led occupation of the construction site on Pimental Island in the Xingu River. The occupation – now in its 7th day – is gaining strength as more indigenous inhabitants come to join the blockade. Indigenous leaders have set up a peaceful encampment in the middle of the earthen coffer dam, confiscated keys to various trucks and earth moving equipment and stopped all construction works in the area.

This protest is specifically calling attention to the failure on the part of the dam-building consortium to address the grave impacts to the lives and livelihoods of the region’s indigenous inhabitants. These impacts are already being felt just from the early stages of dam construction and stem from the diversion of the majority of the flow of the Xingu River away from the 62-mile stretch known as the Big Bend.

On Monday, a local judge rejected an eviction order request from NESA (the dam building consortium) for the police to forcibly remove the occupiers.Tomorrow, officials from the Brazilian government agency FUNAI and Electronorte (State-owned power company and the main stakeholder in the dam) are scheduled to travel to the occupation to dialogue with the communities.

Click here to support the indigenous peoples of the Xingu and social movement leaders in the fight for the right to a healthy environment!

Meanwhile, authorities have begun a crackdown on leading members of the Movimento Xingu Vivo, the Xingu Alive Movement for organizing several actions in mid-June. At the request of Electronorte, the police authorities are considering the issue of arrest warrants for at least 11 local activists and residents. The hearing was held today and the court is expected to rule tomorrow.

Amazon Watch’s team has sprung into action mobilizing the international media and getting the story out. At the Rio+20 earth summit we accompanied indigenous leaders Chief Raoni and Sheyla Juruna as they spoke out against Belo Monte in many different spaces. This week our team is coordinating media outreach, mobilizing funding and international observers, and supporting the legal defense of the local leaders facing criminal charges and who face imminent arrests.

I am calling on your support. Please make a generous donation to the Xingu Urgent Action Fund at this critical moment to enable Amazon Watch and our local partners to carry out this important work. Don’t forget to share this update with your personal networks and stay tuned for more news.

For the Amazon Rainforest,

Atossa Soltani
Atossa Soltani
Executive Director

Will Turkey invade Syria?

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan ran to NATO to complain about the shooting down of a Turkish fighter jet by Syria. Has he been given NATO’s blessings to bloody the nose of Assad and thereby assist in the popular uprising against the Syrian Regime?

Furious Turkey mobilizes tanks, troops to Syrian borderErdogan slams ‘murderous’ Assad, warns Damascus that rules of engagement have changed following downing of its jet...

Here’s the latest news report…

The Turkish military mobilized large numbers of reinforcements from its eastern provinces to the Syrian border on Tuesday, amid rising tension with Damascus, after the downing by Syria of a Turkish Air Force jet on Friday, Turkish media reported.

Large numbers of Turkish troops — including at least 15 long-range artillery pieces and tanks – moved to the Syrian frontier from the eastern city of Diyarbakir. A video published by the Turkish Cihan News Agency showed Turkish tanks being transported by carrier trucks toward the frontier.

The mobilization followed statements by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan that the Turkish military will respond to any future violation of its border by Syrian military elements.

“As awe-inspiring as Turkey’s friendship is, Turkey’s wrath is equally awe-inspiring,” Erdogan told the Turkish parliament on Tuesday.

“The rules of engagement of the Turkish Armed Forces have changed,” Erdogan said. “Any military element that approaches the Turkish border from Syria posing a security risk and danger will be regarded as a threat and treated as a military target.”

Erdogan closed his remarks with an especially harsh condemnation of Syrian President Bashar Assad: “Turkey and the Turkish people will continue to provide all support until the people of Syria have been saved from this tyrannical, murderous, bloody dictator and his gang.”


Abu Hamza – What will India do now with the proof that ISI was involved in the bloody Mumbai attack?

Indian Muslim terrorist Abu Hamza aka Lashkar operative Jundal aka Abu Hamza – whose real name is Zabiuddin Ansari and who has 10 aliases was one of the handlers directing the Pakistani terrorist during the bloody Mumbai attack.

So what will India do? Complain to Pakistan? Cry to the international community? Keep this despicable creature alive with mutton biryani like they do with Kasab, the lone terrorist caught during the Mumbai carnage?

There is no point “talking” to the Pakistan civilian government for they are a bunch of castrated politicians. Apparently the Supreme Court of Pakistan has now collared the present Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf and directed him to open the corruption cases against President Zardari. He has been given till July 12 to respond. He cannot do it so he will be thrown out and another bakra (goat) will come along.

I am sure the Pakistan Army and its side kick the ISI will step in sooner than later and conduct a nice little painless coup as this has been the practice since 1958.

In the meanwhile the Pakistan Army is getting its soldiers beheaded by the Taliban in the North while it commits genocide in Balochistan a country it has occupied since 1948 and continues to finance and support cross border terrorism directed at India.

We all wait with bated breath for yet another coup in this banana republic. The truth is Pakistan is a failed/pariah State with internal hemorrhaging of its morals, ethics, culture and public life.

The poor people of Pakistan are now cannon fodder for the Army elite.

A revolution – Pakistani Spring – is definitely brewing in the country and one hopes it comes sooner than later.

The time has come for the UN to step in to safeguard the Pakistani nuclear weapons from its own “establishment” and sends an international peacekeeping force to Balochistan to protect the Baloch from the Pak Frontier Rifles and the murderous ISI.