November 30, 2015

Yelm Cinemas hosts Special Screening December 1 & 2 –
Unity – The Documentary


Yelm Cinemas will be hosting special showings on the December 1st & 2nd of Unity – The Documentary.

“UNITY is a new film from the writer and director of EARTHLINGS, and features an unprecedented cast of 100 celebrity narrators. It is a documentary about why we can’t seem to get along with each other, even after thousands and thousands of years. UNITY will be released worldwide on August 12, 2015.

Seven years in the making, UNITY is a new documentary that explores humanity’s hopeful transformation from living-by-killing into living-by-loving. It is a unique film about compassion for all beings, or all “expressions of life”, going beyond all “separation based on form”, and beyond perceiving opposites. Writer/Director Shaun Monson, collaborating with an astounding cast of 100 celebrity narrators (never before gathered in the history of filmmaking), presents a message of love, tragedy and hope, all set against the backdrop of some of the most compelling 20th and 21st Century footage imaginable.”
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Click here to purchase your Yelm Cinemas tickets for the special screenings Tuesday and Wednesday at 8pm.


November 30, 2015

Gov. Inslee, Olympia Mayor Buxbaum in Paris for U. N. Climate Change Summit


Gov. Jay Inslee

– From KING 5 TV News:
“Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee is heading to the U.N. climate change conference in Paris this week to promote efforts to reduce carbon emissions.”

“Other leaders from Washington are also heading to the summit, including Seattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien, Olympia Mayor Stephen Buxbaum and King County Councilmember Larry Phillips.
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– “Gov. Jay Inslee says he is headed to Paris on Friday to show the state’s commitment to combating “the scourge” of climate change as he attends an international conference.”
“Inslee has made a statewide campaign to reduce greenhouse gases that warm the planet one of the central themes of his administration, but earlier this year he was unable to gain the Legislature’s approval for his centerpiece effort to regulate those emissions.”

“He will spend most of his four days in France attending meetings, where he will talk about Washington’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions, learn what’s happening elsewhere and check in with companies interested in doing business in Washington state,” quoting Hal Bernton, The Seattle Times.
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November 30, 2015

“Series of Storms to Slam Pacific Northwest US This Week”


“Series of Storms to Slam Pacific Northwest US This Week”
Photo credit: AccuWeather.com

– From Renee Duff, AccuWeather.com Meteorologist:
“December will begin with a roar across the Northwest as rounds of rain, mountain snow and even ice are in store this week.

Rounds of storms are poised to impact Washington, Oregon and northern California with rain beginning on Monday and continuing off and on through Friday.

Snow and ice are also possible across central portions of Washington and Oregon during the middle part of the week.

This stormy pattern follows a week-long dry stretch for much of the area.

On Monday, the first of three storms will work its way into the coast, bringing light rain from Seattle to Redding, California.

While the morning commute looks dry, anyone returning home from work later in the day could encounter wet roads.”
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Editor’s note:
The black ice on morning and evening roads, overnight lows in the low 20’s, dense morning fog, and air stagnation advisories will be gone however, as overnight low temperatures with the cloud-cover will be in the low 40’s here this week.


November 29, 2015

Support our “Friends of the Yelm Library”


Photo credit: Friends of the Yelm Library

– From the Friends of the Yelm Library Facebook page:
“Friends of the Yelm Library is a non-profit support group who work locally with the staff and the Yelm Library Board to promote the goals and objectives, as well as the full range of services and resources offered by the Timberland Regional Library.”
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Won’t you consider contributing to Friends of the Yelm Library?


Blogger Klein is a former Yelm Library Board Chair and contributor.


November 28, 2015

From Yelm: JZ Knight’s inspirational interview by ‘Dark Journalist’


“Dark Journalist” Daniel Liszt interviews JZ Knight
Image courtesy: DarkJournalist.com

– JZ Knight was interviewed from Yelm by ‘Dark Journalist’ Daniel Liszt:
I wanted you all to know that I loved this interview… It was scheduled for one hour, lasted 2 hours. As you can see it was a SKYPE INTERNET INTERVIEW.
Enjoy, it
JZ

‘Dark Journalist’ Daniel Liszt said this about JZ Knight:
“Today’s guest is a real Ambassador of that mystery [the mysteries of the unknown], by blending her work with science and spirituality and working on an individual basis, her approach may be more relevant than ever.”

– More about the interview:
The Interview You Must See!
Join Dark Journalist in this special episode as he welcomes the Bestselling Author, Lecturer and Founder of the Ramtha School of Enlightenment JZ Knight for a rare in-depth interview! JZ has been a leading voice for blending science and spirituality since the 1980s with thousands of students worldwide studying her unique methods of self-actualization through Quantum Consciousness.

Ramtha
Since her life was turned upside down by her encounter with a spiritual being named ‘Ramtha’ that she learned to channel and her many encounters with off-world UFO intelligences, JZ has brought her innovative teaching to a large audience with a powerful message of Creating The Future. Living through controversy and under attack from religious, political and media forces, JZ thrived through adversity and survived while keeping her movement growing where others had failed. She credits her success to ‘Moving to a New Neighborhood in Her Brain.”

Powerful Tools and Ideas
From Changing your DNA, Mind as Matter, Future Now, Becoming a Remarkable Life, and more, JZ has brought forward inspiring and challenging concepts that have helped individuals transform their lives. By giving her students access to universal principles she provides them with tools that are intentionally covered up and suppressed by hidden forces in the media and the hollywood/entertainment industry control grid on planet earth.

Covert Ops – Remote Viewing
It was revealed that some of the psychic and transpersonal methods she developed and taught students to practice were adopted by covert intelligence agencies for use in their remote viewing programs and misused in attempts at dark methods of control.

Shocking, revealing, compelling, inspiring, eye-opening and spellbinding, this is the Dark Journalist episode that will leave you asking, “What is the true nature of reality?”
Click here for the video.


Blogger Klein is a retired employee of RSE and in his 30th year as a continual student of Ramtha since November 23, 2015.


November 28, 2015

From Rep. Denny Heck: “Save Our Sound”

– This is an important issue, as highlighted by Rep. Denny Heck in his e-mailer: “Save Our Sound”
“Puget Sound is a deceptive wonder. Its haunting beauty obscures the slow-flowing poison of urban runoff and the lowering of pH from ocean acidification. The result imperils shellfish and marine life. The jewel of Western Washington, Puget Sound is at risk” (October 9th, Seattle Times).

As a Washingtonian, you understand the value of our Puget Sound. It’s an important environmental and economic resource for our entire region and preserving our Sound for future generations is an effort deserving of support.

Unfortunately, Puget Sound is gift that we are in danger of losing if we don’t act. Despite advancements in stormwater protection, industrial practices, and habitat restoration, the damage is outpacing the rate of recovery. We must work together to save our Sound.

Will you add your name to our effort to save Puget Sound?

I have teamed up with my colleague Derek Kilmer to introduce the PUGET SOS Act in the US House of Representatives. The Promoting United Government Efforts To Save Our Sound (PUGET SOS) Act is legislation crafted in partnership with Tribal, State, and local partners and will:

* Integrate and align Federal restoration efforts with the ongoing recovery work of Tribal, State, and local governments;

* Ensure the Federal-Tribal trust responsibility is upheld;

* Supply Federal funding to help restore habitat, mitigate stormwater runoff, and help shellfish recovery; and

* Prioritize Puget Sound recovery in a way that is commensurate with its national significance.

Investing in Puget Sound isn’t just about saving our environment. It’s about people, too. It’s about clean water to drink, healthy food to eat, a stable economy, protecting Tribal treaty rights, being resilient to climate change and flooding, and an endless number of quality-of-life benefits.

Thankfully, folks are taking notice. Our bill has garnered bipartisan co-sponsorship and recently received the endorsement of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission. We have also received the support of the Nature Conservancy, Defenders of Wildlife and the Washington Environmental Council.

Please join our effort to save our Sound. Add your name as a citizen co-sponsor today and help us restore the health of Puget Sound for future generations.

I appreciate your help.

Sincerely,

Denny Heck

P.S. Our Puget Sound is an environmental and economic resource we can’t afford to lose; preserving it for future generations is a responsibility we all share. If you agree, add your name as a citizen co-sponsor today.

Paid for by Denny Heck for Congress
Denny Heck for Congress
PO Box 235
Olympia WA 98507


Blogger Klein is a supporter and contributor to the campaign of Denny Heck for Congress.


November 27, 2015

Consumer Food Waste and Loss –
A pertinent topic after Thanksgiving Day


Image: Food check via Shutterstock

– “If Everybody Hates Wasting Food, Why Do We Do It and How Can We Stop?”
“Like it or not, when it comes to food waste, it’s not just industrial farms or supermarkets or restaurants or caterers or other people who are to blame: It’s all of us. In fact, according to The Wall Street Journal, more than twice as much food is wasted at the consumer level than at the retail level in the US,” by Mary Hoff, Ensia.
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– “Innovative Approaches to Solving the Massive Food Waste Problem”
“Americans discard 34 million tons of food every year — that’s like tossing a quarter of your groceries into the trash. Nearly half of all food grown in 2013 was thrown away, while 49 million Americans experienced “food insecurity” and hunger.1

The food waste problem is not limited to America’s home kitchens but also occurs in restaurants, grocery stores, and on farms.

A 2013 report entitled “Global Food: Waste Not, Want Not”2 by the British Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) found that more than 2 billion tons of food are wasted annually.

It reports that up to 30 percent of perfectly good vegetables are not harvested simply because they aren’t pretty. Thirty to 50 percent of the 4 billion tons of food produced around the world each year never reaches a human mouth.

Food Forward TV episode “Make Food, Not Waste” explores this massive problem of food waste and features a few innovative individuals and organizations who are transforming organic scraps into an ecological goldmine,” by Dr. Mercola.
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And:
– “How to Stop Wasting Food”
Click here


– From Thurston County Public Works Department
“Each year, about 40 percent of edible food in the United States gets tossed out or left to rot. This waste has huge environmental, social, and economic consequences. Learn more about the problem and easy ways businesses and residents can reduce wasted food.”
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November 27, 2015

Stagnant Air Alert through the weekend for Puget Sound

Issued by The National Weather Service Seattle/Tacoma, WA

– AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9PM TODAY TO 12N MONDAY.

“SMOKE DISPERSION WILL BE POOR THROUGH THE END OF THANKSGIVING WEEKEND… OWING TO TEMPERATURE INVERSIONS AND LONG PERIODS OF CALM WIND. AS OF THANKSGIVING MORNING… AIR QUALITY IN MARYSVILLE WAS ALREADY CONSIDERED UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS DUE TO WOOD SMOKE. SMOKE DISPERSION WILL ONLY BECOME POORER OVER WESTERN WASHINGTON THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

CONDITIONS WILL BE EVALUATED DAILY. IT IS POSSIBLE THE PERIOD OF AIR STAGNATION WILL EXTEND BEYOND MONDAY MORNING. BURN BANS HAVE ALREADY BEEN DECLARED FOR PORTIONS OF WESTERN WASHINGTON. CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL AIR QUALITY AGENCY FOR THE STATUS OF BURN BANS IN YOUR AREA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
AN AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY INDICATES THAT POLLUTION COULD INCREASE TO UNHEALTHY LEVELS DUE TO POOR DISPERSION. PERSONS WITH RESPIRATORY ILLNESS SHOULD FOLLOW THEIR PHYSICIANS ADVICE FOR DEALING WITH HIGH LEVELS OF AIR POLLUTION. PLEASE DO YOUR PART TO KEEP THE AIR IN YOUR COMMUNITY CLEAN BY HEEDING ANY BURN BANS IN YOUR AREA.”
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November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving from the Yelm Community Blog!

This Thanksgiving Day message was first published here in 2009:

THANKSGIVING DAY has been an annual tradition in the United States since 1863 & became a federal holiday in 1941.
President Lincoln issued this proclamation which set the precedent for Americas national day of Thanksgiving on October 3rd, 1863, which is as pertinent today as during the Civil War to heal our nation’s wounds:

By the President of the United States of America
A Proclamation.

The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union. Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle or the ship; the axe has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore.

Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consiousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom. No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People.

I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington, this Third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the Unites States the Eighty-eighth.

By the President: Abraham Lincoln

William H. Seward,
Secretary of State
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November 25, 2015

REI commits to #OptOutside this Black Friday –
Mt. Rainier and Olympic National Parks offer free admission Black Friday


Photo credit: REI

– From REI, based here in the Pacific Northwest:
“This Friday we’re closing our stores and paying our 12,139 employees to #OptOutside. Nearly a million of you have already raised your hands to join us, and more are signing on every day. The excitement is humbling and inspiring.

We want to recognize and thank Washington’s National Park Fund and Mt. Rainier and Olympic National Parks for helping encourage even more people to get outside by offering free admission on 11/27.

Find more details here and we hope to see you out on the trails.”

– Editor’s note:
This is important for the Yelm area, as Yelm IS Thurston County’s Gateway to Mt. Rainier!
The Yelm Community Blog salutes REI for their bold move in not only supporting their employees, yet with the public being out enjoying Mother Nature over shopping!
This Thanksgiving holiday, one company has priorities in the forefront!


Yelm Blogger Klein is an REI member.


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