Ellie's World Blogs: July 29-August 3, 2012

2012 North American Drought

U.S. Drought 2012: Half Of Nation's Counties Now Considered Disaster Areas   Huffington Post - August 2, 2012
Nearly 220 counties in a dozen drought-stricken states were added Wednesday to the U.S. government's list of natural disaster areas as the nation's agriculture chief unveiled new help for frustrated, cash-strapped farmers and ranchers grappling with extreme dryness and heat. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's addition of the 218 counties means that more than half of all U.S. counties - 1,584 in 32 states - have been designated primary disaster areas this growing season, the vast majority of them mired in a drought that's considered the worst in decades.

2012 North American Drought is a record-breaking expansion of the 2010-2012 Southern United States drought which began in the spring of 2012, when the record-shattering lack of snow in the United States caused very little meltwater to absorb into the soil. The drought includes most of the US, parts of Mexico, and central and Eastern Canada. It currently covers 80% of the contiguous United States with at least abnormally dry (D0) conditions. It is affecting a similarly large area as droughts in the 1930s and 1950s but it is not yet been in place as long. The drought has inflicted, and is expected to continue to inflict, catastrophic economic ramifications for the affected states.


From Ellie:

Droughts create food shortages, unemployment, and wildfires. This is very serious and will affect you one way or another. On the matter of toxins in the air, food, and water - there is more about the 2012 Gulf of Mexico oil spill and the radiation leak after the 2011 tsunami in Japan than is reported in the news but you know that. What does it all mean? The clock is ticking ... The pressure is building and something is going to give soon. Those who don't understand the nature of reality assume we return to the old patterns of survival, healing, and rebuilding. In the past that was true but not at the end of a simulation (hologram, program, physical experiment, etc). We simple return to light.

July 2012 India Blackout

Could you survive the rest of your life without electricity? Remember the Northeast blackout of 2003?

Let's go to India and the -- July 2012 India Blackout -- The outage affected over 620 million people, about 9% of the world population, or half of India's population, spread across 22 states[4] in Northern, Eastern, and Northeast India. An estimated 32 gigawatts of generating capacity was taken offline in the outage.

Why India Just Suffered the World's Biggest Blackout   Live Science - August 1, 2012

India endured the world's largest power failure today (July 31), with a blackout that affected 700 million people, including the nation's capital of New Delhi. Trains and subway systems stopped, while private businesses and hospitals geared up their generators, the New York Times reported. Today's blackout followed another large outage yesterday, which affected 350 million people. Although record-setting in size, the blackout wasn't entirely unexpected. India is chronically short on power, and Indian cities regularly experience temporary power cuts, as many outlets reported. Today's and yesterday's outages underscore longer-term questions about how India can continue to supply its citizens' and businesses' growing demand for electricity.

Pictures: India Power Outage Darkens Cities, Stops Trains   National Geographic - August 1, 2012

London 2012 Website

Swim Competition

Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympian of all time with 22 medals.

Missy Franklin became a three-time Olympic gold medalist.


McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, and Jordyn Wieber,
won the team all-around gold medals.

Gabby Douglas is an American artistic gymnast who won gold medals in 2012 in both the individual and team all-around competitions. Douglas is the first African-American and first non-Caucasian female in Olympic history to become the individual all-around champion, and the first American gymnast to win gold in both the individual all-around and team competitions at the same Olympics.


My daughter Zsia 1980s

Having a daughter who was a regional champion gymnast in the 1980s,
you understand the commitment, focus, and emotional energies involved.

Rainbow Adventures

Fire Rainbow Photographed July 31, 2012

Rainbows   Crystalinks

Noah and the Rainbow

Hi. I'm Ellie's Grandson Noah and this is my blog Tuesday July 31, 2012

It all started in June when my brother Matthew and I painted a rainbow for Grandma.

A little magic and the rainbow became real ... following us ever since.

Today it became a double rainbow ... one for each of us.

On Thursday the rainbow prism followed us to Matthew's 9th Birthday Party.

Beam me up ...

Once upon a time there was another Noah who saw a magic rainbow.

Noah builds an altar to the Lord after the Flood.
God sends the rainbow as a sign of his covenant (Genesis 8-9).

Humans earliest rainbow is the rainbow of the imagination. Whether as bridge, messenger, archer's bow, or serpent, the rainbow has been pressed into symbolic service for millennia. The myriad rainbow bridges and myths built by the world's peoples clearly tell us more about human hopes and fears than they do about nature's rainbow.

Speaking of hopes ... Have you been watching the Olympics?

Think of all the children out there who hope that one day they can compete.

My game is basketball. I can score facing the net or backwards and almost never miss.

Your Day in Court

Monday July 30, 2012

Have you ever been sued? Have you ever sued anyone? I haven't been down that road but friends, clients, and other people tell me it can be a long drawn out process, painful and most of all costly - the final verdict not always just or fair. Here are some interesting observations I've made through the years ... Some people have accident after accident to collect money to retire. Some seem to always set themselves up to play the victim. Many can qualify as lawyers by the time their trial concludes. Even the best of lawyers lose sometimes. Judges, lawyers and others can be bought. Not all verdicts are right - some overturned later on. My fantasy - not a lie detector machine but some sort of sci-fi gadget that is accurate.

When I started High School I thought about being a lawyer to create balance. Other careers included - architect, fashion designer like my father, and media. By age 16 in Brooklyn College, I knew I came here to teach ... and so it came to pass by age 20 ... dreams of a legal career faded from memory.

A few years ago I was finally called to see if I qualify for jury duty. I reported first thing in the morning and waited with hundreds of other people. After lunch I found myself in a courtroom with about 40 other prospective jurors, the judge, a defendant on trial for drug possession, his lawyer and a lawyer for the prosecution. The judge asked, "Who here does not feel they are fit to serve on the jury?" About 10 people, including myself, walked to the side of the courtroom. I had all sorts of written proof about being a psychic and police cases I had worked on. I was going to show that I could not be objective - which is the truth.

The judge came down from the bench and called each of us in turn. I was somewhere in the middle of the line. When it was my turn, I stood with the judge, and the two lawyers to make my case - evidence in hand. I told the judge who I was and before I could finish, he looked at me and said, ... "You're the psychic in Bay Ridge who lives across from Tiffany Diner!" "That is correct your honor," I responded. "Do you know me? Have you ever been my client?" The judge did not reply as those who could hear us laughed (LOL). The look on his face was all we needed to know he had. He next asked if I had made a decision about the guilt or innocence of the defendant. Yes I had. He asked if I had discussed it with the other potential jurors. I had not. Needless to say I was dismissed. Another day in the life of a NYC psychic crime fighter! You can't make this up!


Today in court ... All rise .... (Is that an Ascension - End-time joke?)

Today James Eagan Holmes made an appearance in court. Holmes is the perpetrator of a mass shooting that occurred on July 20, 2012, at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado.

Other lawsuits making the news today:

Samsung and Apple's patent clash heads to trial by jury   BBC - July 30, 2012
Samsung and Apple's patent battle heads to a court in California this Monday - one of the biggest trials of its kind. The tech firms have accused each other of intellectual property infringement.

Taiwan university sues Apple over iPhone patents   PhysOrg - July 30, 2012
Taiwan's National Cheng Kung University has filed a suit against US tech giant Apple, claiming the company's Siri intelligent assistant has infringed on two of its patents.

When Death Approaches Unexpectedly

July 29, 2012

There are many ways one senses that they are coming to the end of their time in this part of reality. It can be a dream, a premonition, an event, other. For me, as of late, there has been the appearance of black birds - not common in my area - just before I hear about one or more deaths.

Yesterday I read a client who lost her 23 year old son, Jamal, in a tragic car accident here in Brooklyn, on May 7, 2012. It was 11:45 pm as Jamal drove south along Ocean Parkway on his way home to Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. The night was clear and all seemed well in the world as the young man, driving alone, approaching Avenue X - was in the wrong place - wrong time. Careening down Ocean Parkway heading north was another young man who lost control of his car and went head-on into Jamal's minivan. Jamal died 45 minutes later at Coney Island Hospital. Jamal was a fine young man from a loving family - college graduated - accountant - no substance abuse or emotional problems - well loved with many friends and no enemies.

The events of the days before he died unfolded as I sat talking to Jamal and his mother. The first question his mother asked - the most common question - was did he suffer, and the answer was no. At the instant of the accident, Jamal's consciousness left his physical body and he had a near death experience. We've heard scenario this before - but here is something new - at least for me. Jamal spoke about the days before he died. He had the feeling of being followed, especially in the subway station, by a man he would late come to understand was another aspect of his soul waiting to merge with him. The train (subway) station is a symbol for the place of transition between two realities - which you may remember from the film Matrix Revolution - as well as other films and TV shows. The train station as a metaphor also refers to a place to transcend time.

In 2012 we understand the multidimensional levels of reality and soul experience - and how they are merging as the simulation ends. You are much more than the person sitting there reading this. One of the ways you get a glimpse of who you are has to do with ...

Lucid Dreaming in 2012