Friday, August 31, 2012

NEW ORLEANS - THE COMMUNAL SOUL OF A NATION





NEW ORLEANS - THE COMMUNAL SOUL OF A NATION

Individual souls may take birth in such a location not only to fulfill their own destiny and Divine purpose, but also to assist on a larger scale, offering their sacrifice in service to a larger purpose that pertains to the nation as a whole.
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There are places in the world that represent the ideals of a nation.  They hold an energy and vibration of what that nation is meant to become.  Sometimes they hold this in a positive way by showing what these ideals might look like in manifestation.  In this manner they create art, beauty, new architectural structures, new ways of people living together, new political forms.

There are other areas of a nation that may hold ideals in a different way, a way that points up what that nation is lacking and what it needs to strive for.  Sometimes great sacrifice is needed when the inhabitants of such an area become the living illustration of what a nation is called to.  In such cases the sacrifice may appear as an extreme version of the need for rectification of a nation's values, practices, or goals that have become out of balance and that have departed from that nation's true promise and destiny.  Individual souls may take birth in such a location not only to fulfill their own destiny and Divine purpose, but also to assist on a larger scale, offering their sacrifice in service to a larger purpose that pertains to the nation as a whole.

It is thus with New Orleans, her inhabitants, and with some of the rest of the Gulf coast as well.  Here, the ideal that is being pointed to both by its presence and by its absence is the ideal of community – the ideal of people caring for one another and taking responsibility for one another.  New Orleans demonstrates this by what she has had to do without due to the limited restoration of her homes, neighborhoods, and structures since Hurricane Katrina.  These are things that she still must do without in many instances, for she has never recovered from that earlier major hurricane.  At the same time and by virtue of this deprivation, the city and its inhabitants are calling the rest of the nation to a sense of communal responsibility.  Through the grit and resilience of its inhabitants, New Orleans continues to rebuild itself, calling many others to help sustain what cannot be sustained on its own.  This call to collective responsibility is the call to the soul of a nation from those who have sacrificed much in order to deliver this message.

At the same time, New Orleans reflects the nature of community built out of shared external hardship, but also out of love and commitment, often deeply religiously based, sometimes based on necessity, to help and sustain one another in the neighborhoods and parishes that make up her various sections. 
The love for communal culture and roots can be nowhere more illustrated that in the stories of those who were forced to leave their homes in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, some of whom have returned, many of whom have not been able to.  Now, once again with Hurricane Isaac, (making landfall in Louisiana on the same date seven years later as Hurricane Katrina), common hardship presents both the local community and the nation with a choice of shared responsibility or one of relative isolation, each from the other, each taking care of their own needs.

This is the message of a city and of a people - of a collective soul that calls to America to listen to the need for re-balancing itself.   New Orleans carries this message to the nation and to the world.  In this sense she is a rallying point for an energy that must be expanded if this country is to become what it is meant to be and what it has promised to be – a home for all people in which life can flourish.



http://lightomega.org/NL/2012-08-31-New-Orleans-Communal-Soul.html

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Pastor Bruce McClueIII and Family in Slidell where flooding is occuring - your prayers are needed



"Authorities in Louisiana’s St. Tammany Parish, on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, called Thursday morning for residents to evacuate from some neighborhoods in the city of Slidell amid flooding concerns."

Slidell, La., Is Warned on Flooding


Blessings and love to all who are in the path of sufferation of Isaac. Blessings and prayers to Pastor Bruce McClueIII of Mount Carmel Baptist Church and to his family, and friends in Slidell.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

August 29, 2012: ISAAC and the Suffering of New Orleans and Southern Louisiana


Hurricane Isaac has stalled overnight bringing suffering and destruction to the peoples of New Orleans, Plaquemine's, Grand Isle, Bayou's, LaPlace and many other areas in the region. There have been reports of tornadoes in Alabama and Mississippi which is also suffering greatly on the shorelines. This storm is not predicated to move due to the dry air above it until tomorrow.


Photo: NASA  

 
Follow this link for flash image of dry air holding Isaac in place:
http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/goes/east/eaus/flash-wv.html

Follow this link at talkweather.com for updates from people following the storm. Excellent links.

Follow this link at NOLAReady@twitter for twitter updates of citizen reports of damage.

Follow this link for street closures, power outages: http://new.nola.gov/ready

Follow this link for updates from the LEDE of the NY Times and video as well as webcams: THELEDEwithRobertMackey

Follow this link with the Weather Channel's Twitter updates: Hurricane Central @twc_hurricane

To listen to live local New Orleans talk radio: http://www.wwl.com/
 
To listen and watch live coverage: Fox8NewsLive

Follow this link for the radar images: National Weather Service Enhanced Radar Image Loop

Follow this link from Harry Shearer for tweets on the storm and info about levee's "all but complete": twitter.com/TheHarryShearer
 
HRRR loop of ISSAC until 2 a.m.: HRRRComposite Reflectivity
 
It has been reports that Plaquemines Parish flooded. with 12 feet if water in homes via The Weather Channel's Hurricane Central (follow the above twitter link).

Entergy reporting over 400,000 people without power.

Isaac will be hovering over Louisiana all day. Keep everyone who are in the path of this storm in your thoughts and prayers throughout your day.
 
PRAYERS for the suffering

OneLOVE,
your planetary sister,
soulJAH

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Issac

PRAY.


May the waters fill the Mississippi where it is dry.
May the waters bring relief to areas where there is drought.
May the pumps work and the levees stay strong.
May all who are in Issac's path know we are with them and praying.


love your planetary sista,
soulJAH


 

Sunday, May 13, 2012

LIONEL: Terrorism, HAARP & Futzing With the Weather

 


Published on May 11, 2012 by LionelY2K 
 LIONEL 
NY's PIX 11 News 
Commentary Aired: May 13, 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Danziger - Justice

Source: NOLA.com



Judge imposes stiff sentences on 5 NOPD officers convicted in Danziger shootings



After a morning featuring powerful testimony from both the victims of the Danziger Bridge shootings and friends and relatives of the former NOPD officers who will spend much of their lives in prison, U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt this afternoon imposed stiff sentences on the five former cops who were convicted at trial last summer. The four defendants convicted of participating in the shootings themselves -- which claimed the lives of two civilians, and badly injured four others -- all face prison terms of more than 30 years.


Robert Faulcon Jr., 48, was sentenced to 65 years in prison. Faulcon is the only officer tied to the second of the two fatal shootings on the bridge -- that of Ronald Madison, a 40-year-old mentally challenged man. Madison was felled by a shotgun blast to the back fired by Faulcon on the western side of the bridge.


Former Sgt. Kenneth Bowen, 38, was sentenced to 40 years in prison. Bowen sat in the front passenger seat as a Budget rental truck full of officers sped to the bridge on the morning of Sept. 4, 2005. Prosecutors said Bowen jumped out of the truck and sprayed an AK-47 at a concrete barrier where civilians were hiding. The jury also convicted him of stomping on Madison as he lay dying, though Engelhardt later threw out that conviction, citing a lack of physical evidence.


Former Sgt. Robert Gisevius Jr., 39, was sentenced to 40 years in prison. Gisevius was one of several officers who rode to the bridge in the back of the Budget truck. He opened fire with an M-4 rifle after jumping out the back of the truck, and later, with Bowen and the investigators, helped orchestrate a years-long cover-up to hide what actually happened on the bridge.


Anthony Villavaso II, 35, was sentenced to 38 years in prison. He, too, rode in the back of the Budget truck, and then jumped out and fired an AK-47 at unarmed civilians on the bridge. Nine casings matching that AK-47 were recovered by investigators.


Former Sgt. Arthur "Archie" Kaufman, 55, who was convicted on 10 counts related to the cover-up of the shootings, was sentenced to six years in prison. Kaufman was the only one of the five defendants sentenced today who was not already incarcerated. Engelhardt ordered him to report to prison on May 23rd.


read full article: http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2012/04/judge_imposes_sentences_on_5_n.html

Monday, March 19, 2012

Petition for Trayvon Martin: Link

Prosecute the killer of our son, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin

From: http://www.change.org/petitions/prosecute-the-killer-of-our-son-17-year-old-trayvon-martin

Why This Is Important
On February 26, our son Trayvon Martin was shot and killed as he walked to a family member's home from a convenience store where he had just bought some candy. He was only 17 years-old.

Trayvon's killer, George Zimmerman, admitted to police that he shot Trayvon in the chest. Zimmerman, the community's self appointed "neighborhood watch leader," called the police to report a suspicious person when he saw Travyon, a young black man, walking from the store. But Zimmerman still hasn't been charged for murdering our son.

Trayvon was our hero. At the age 9, Trayvon pulled his father from a burning kitchen, saving his life. He loved sports and horseback riding. At only 17 he had a bright future ahead of him with dreams of attending college and becoming an aviation mechanic. Now that’s all gone.

When Zimmerman reported Trayvon to the police, they told him not to confront him. But he did anyway. All we know about what happened next is that our 17 year-old son, who was completely unarmed, was shot and killed.

It's been nearly two weeks and the Sanford Police have refused to arrest George Zimmerman. In their public statements, they even go so far as to stand up for the killer - saying he's "a college grad" who took a class in criminal justice.

Please join us in calling on Norman Wolfinger, Florida's 18th District State's Attorney, to investigate my son's murder and prosecute George Zimmerman for the shooting and killing of Trayvon Martin.

Sign the Petition:  http://www.change.org/petitions/prosecute-the-killer-of-our-son-17-year-old-trayvon-martin

 

'I Am Trayvon Martin' As Their Message, College Students Rally Demanding Justice 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/19/trayvon-martin-college-students-rally_n_1364734.html