Saturday, May 1, 2010

Master the News

UNITED STATES
Immigration Advocates Rally for Change New York Times Protesters gathered around the country on Saturday, including in Washington, criticizing an Arizona immigration law and calling for a federal overhaul...

Notice the propaganda. There is no "Arizona immigration law" so the rallies protest something that does not exist. The new Arizona law, by all credible accounts, is a law saying that existing law be enforced, sort of a "we are not kidding" measure. Other reports mention some Arizona cities may enact a law to negate the new law that existing law be enforced. Sound like life around your house? Good luck, America, you'll need it.

Good going, New York Times, in your effort to create maximum confusion.
Baha'i Writings: The pages of swiftly-appearing newspapers are ... an amazing and potent phenomenon. However, it behoveth the writers thereof to be purged from the promptings of evil passions and desires and to be attired with the raiment of justice and equity. They should enquire into situations as much as possible and ascertain the facts, then set them down in writing. Baha'u'llah
Gulf Oil Spill: Obama to Head to Region on Sunday Los Angeles Times

The wizards at our laboratories here in beautiful Dominica have calculated that Obama will not be able to talk the oil slick away from the shore. Wind and sea current slightly exceed the President's outgoing air flow during speech.

However, here is the big picture news:
Baha'i Writings: The American continent gives signs and evidences of very great advancement; its future is even more promising, for its influence and illumination are far-reaching, and it will lead all nations spiritually. 'Abdu'l-Baha
BUSINESS
Greek Protests: Eyewitnesses BBC News Protesters have taken to the streets of Athens, Greece. They are campaigning against government cuts to tackle the country's crippling debt...

For how many decades have these good people gotten something for nothing? When they start to learn that there is no free lunch, they become ingrates. For how long have all Western governments borrowed money they did not have to give it away to buy votes of future rioters?

Yep. It's quite an epiphany moment when folks learn they have to work to get stuff they want. How much rioting for how long? Well, about until the average worker in Europe and North America earns about the same as the average worker in China, India or Brazil. That's a whole lot of rock 'n' roll.
Baha'i Writings: In the Bahá'í Cause arts, sciences and all crafts are counted as worship. The man who makes a piece of notepaper to the best of his ability, conscientiously, concentrating all his forces on perfecting it, is giving praise to God. Briefly, all effort and exertion put forth by man from the fullness of his heart is worship, if it is prompted by the highest motives and the will to do service to humanity. This is worship: to serve mankind and to minister to the needs of the people. Service is prayer. 'Abdu'l-Baha
U.S. Faces High Stakes with Goldman Wall Street Journal The criminal investigation into whether Goldman Sachs Group Inc. or its employees committed securities fraud is a potent reminder of the pressure on the Justice Department to land a big fish on Wall Street...

It's all a sideshow, folks. Watch the other hand -- the one where Congress may pass a so-called financial regulation bill to set up a permanent $50 billion dollar revolving fund using your taxpayer money to pay off trading losses of Goldman Sachs and their bankster cartel friends, who are all busy trying to profit from the bankruptcy of U.S. cities and states, not to mention those in Europe, too.
Baha'i Writings: O Children of Fancy! Know verily, that while the radiant dawn breaketh above the horizon of eternal holiness, the satanic secrets and deeds done in the gloom of night shall be laid bare and manifest before the peoples of the world. Baha'u'llah
HEALTH
Children's Tylenol and Other Drugs Recalled New York Times

This applies only to unused pills and drugs, not those in the body of a sick or dead child.

When sick, see a competent physician and say a good Baha'i prayer:
Baha'i Writings: Thy name is my healing, O my God, and remembrance of Thee is my remedy. Nearness to Thee is my hope, and love for Thee is my companion. Thy mercy to me is my healing and my succour in both this world and the world to come. Thou, verily, art the All-Bountiful, the All-Knowing, the All-Wise.
ENTERTAINMENT
Newly Single Halle Berry Radiant at Charity Event People Magazine

A good idea for recent divorcees. Get dressed up, look sexy and radiant and give some money away at a charity event. Good going, Halle.
Baha'i Writings: O CHILDREN OF DUST! Tell the rich of the midnight sighing of the poor, lest heedlessness lead them into the path of destruction, and deprive them of the Tree of Wealth. To give and to be generous are attributes of Mine; well is it with him that adorneth himself with My virtues. Baha'u'llah
Master the News Like the Master
Above is a humble sample from the Proclamation 1,2,3 Files, based on the example of the Master -- 'Abdu'l-Baha. Stay tuned for details.
© 2010 James J Keene