Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Gymnastics Today
Team USA Wins

Golden again, U.S. wins first Olympic team title since '96   NBC - July 31, 2012

The star-studded American squad received a lot of attention leading up to the Games and - unlike the men's team - had no trouble living up to the hype. They beat out second-place Russia by more than five points, amounting to a blowout, with Romania coming in third. The Americans didn't botch a single routine, and all but three of their 12 scores were 15.0 or higher. Gabby Douglas (second from the right) led the way once again. She competed in all four events and reaffirmed herself as a strong contender in the upcoming individual competition. Her rise over the past couple months has been astonishing. However, she couldn't have done it herself. Wieber (right) overcame her personal disappointment to post some tremendous numbers of her own. It would have been easy for her to mentally check out, but she stepped up when it mattered most. Aly Raisman, (center) who earned the second individual all-around spot for the U.S. ahead of Wieber, put together a strong floor routine. It should really help her confidence moving forward after hearing all the talk about Wieber in recent days. Kyla Ross and McKayla Maroney (left) affirmed their presence during the competition. Maroney was especially impressive on the vault. It all amounts to one of the deepest gymnastics teams the United States have ever had. Three of the most complete gymnasts in the world and two role players, so to speak, who are perfectly capable of picking up the slack when needed. The "Fab Five" didn't just beat the competition, they decimated it. And now, future teams will always be compared to the one that starred in London.

Swimming Competition

Michael Phelps breaks Olympic record with 4x200m freestyle gold
  BBC - July 31, 2012

Michael Phelps won a record 19th Olympic medal as he helped the US team to gold in the 4x200m freestyle relay. It was also a 15th gold medal for Phelps, 27, who swam the anchor leg as the Americans won in a time of six minutes 59.70 seconds, with France in second and China third. Ryan Lochte put the US team in total control with a blistering first leg and they barely lost their advantage. Phelps overtakes Russian gymnast Larisa Latynina who won 18 medals.

Michael Phelps sets all-time Olympic record with 19th medal   Yahoo - July 31, 2012
In the final 10 meters of his history-making race, Michael Phelps was alone in the open - a fitting margin for an Olympic icon who is now the most decorated medal-winner of all time. Swimming the anchor leg of the men's 200-freestyle relay, Phelps held onto a significant lead and delivered the United States another gold medal - the 15th of his career and the 19th time he has stood on an Olympic podium. He's now alone in the overall medal count, having broken a tie with Russian gymnast Larissa Latynina as the most-decorated athlete in the history of the Games.


  Missy Franklin deals with swimming double like a diver, then wins gold   NBC - July 31, 2012

Franklin had a hard night, as she swam the 100m backstroke 14 minutes after finishing her 200m freestyle heat. But instead of making the short walk over to the warm-down pool to prep for her 100m backstroke, she instead hopped into the diving well and did a few laps.

Archaeology Today

Take a look at the eyes of the large statue found in Turkey. Remind you of anything?
How about the Moai of Easter Island? Were you thinking gray aliens?


Archeologists Unearth Extraordinary Human Sculpture in Turkey   Science Daily - July 30, 2012

A beautiful and colossal human sculpture is one of the latest cultural treasures unearthed by an international team at the Tayinat Archaeological Project (TAP) excavation site in southeastern Turkey. A large semi-circular column base, ornately decorated on one side, was also discovered. Both pieces are from a monumental gate complex that provided access to the upper citadel of Kunulua, capital of the Neo-Hittite Kingdom of Patina (ca. 1000-738 BC).

Warrior King Statue Discovered in Ancient Mediterranean City   Live Science - July 30, 2012
A newly discovered statue of a curly-haired man gripping a spear and a sheath of wheat once guarded the upper citadel of an ancient kingdom's capital. The enormous sculpture, which is intact from about the waist up, stands almost 5 feet (1.5 meters) tall, suggesting that its full height with legs would have been between 11 and 13 feet (3.5 to 4 m). Alongside the statue, archaeologists found another carving, a semicircular column base bearing the images of a sphinx and a winged bull. The pieces date back to about 1000 B.C. to 738 B.C. and belong to the Neo-Hittite Kingdom of Patina in what is now southeastern Turkey. They were found at what would have been a gate to the upper citadel of the capital, Kunulua. An international team of archaeologists on the Tayinat Archaeological Project are excavating the ruins.


Tomb of Mayan Prince Discovered in Jungle Ruins   Live Science - July 30, 2012

Excavators have uncovered what they believe to be the 1,300-year-old remains of a Mayan prince entombed within a royal complex of the ancient city of Uxul, located in Mexico near the Guatemalan border. The fossilized man, who researchers estimate was between 20 and 25 when he died, was found lying on his back, with his arms folded inside a tomb 4.9 feet (1.5 meters) below the floor in a building within the city's royal complex. When the researchers first slipped a camera into the tomb to peek at what was inside they saw ceramics at the feet of the skeleton, said Kai Delvendahl, field director for the project with the University of Bonn.


Oldest Poison Pushes Back Ancient Civilization 20,000 Years   Live Science - July 30, 2012

The late Stone Age may have had an earlier start in Africa than previously thought - by some 20,000 years. new analysis of artifacts from a cave in South Africa reveals that the residents were carving bone tools, using pigments, making beads and even using poison 44,000 years ago. These sorts of artifacts had previously been linked to the San culture, which was thought to have emerged around 20,000 years ago. "Our research proves that the Later Stone Age emerged in South Africa far earlier than has been believed and occurred at about the same time as the arrival of modern humans in Europe," study researcher Paola Villa, a curator at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, said in a statement.

Later Stone Age Got Earlier Start in South Africa Than Thought   Science Daily - July 30, 2012
The Later Stone Age emerged in South Africa more than 20,000 years earlier than previously believed - about the same time humans were migrating from Africa to the European continent, says a new international study led by the University of Colorado Boulder. The study shows the onset of the Later Stone Age in South Africa likely began some 44,000 to 42,000 years ago, said Paola Villa, a curator at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History and lead study author. The new dates are based on the use of precisely calibrated radiocarbon dates linked to organic artifacts found at Border Cave in the Lebombo Mountains on the border of South Africa and Swaziland containing evidence of hominid occupation going back 200,000 years.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Your Day in Court

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 is 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.

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 waiting 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 been - not to mention police work I had been involved in. 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 ....

Colorado shooting suspect to return to court   CNN - July 30, 2012
The man accused of opening fire inside an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater is expected to return to court Monday where he will face formal charges.

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.

Team USA Women's Gymnastics

Having a daughter who was a regional champion gymnast years ago, it is hard for me to stay away from gymnastics at the Olympics filled with surprises and upsets. You have to be an athlete, or the parent of an athlete, to fully understand the commitment, focus, and emotional energies involved. My personal favorite in the 2012 Olympics is Aly Raisman - she just nails it! As with most of the TV shows I watch - I record the event - then watch it without breaks and commercials. If I totally miss an event - there's always TV news and the Internet ... for example ...

Check out this amazing photo essay

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 later 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

Saturday, July 28, 2012

London 2012

London 2012 Website


BBC Coverage

Ellie's Archives This Week

Humor all around

God save the Queen ... was it 007? Is Liz now a Bond Girl?

  Watch the Full Version

Jeremy Hunt just after saying how prepared London was for the Olympics

Friday, July 27, 2012

Local Storms

A storm cloud begins to dump rain as it passes over the
Brooklyn borough of New York, July 26, 2012. - Reuters

61-year-old man killed in Brooklyn when lightning strike causes scaffolding at church to collapse  
NY Daily News - July 27, 2012
Lightning Hits Christ Church Steeple

London 2012 is Here

Opening Ceremonies begin 7:30 pm on NBC.

Good luck to everyone.

    Follow it all on BBC     Live now

London 2012 Summer Olympics

Olympic Fortress ... Preparing for London 2012

Many people have discussed the possibility of a terrorist attack at London. I don't see anything significant happening. We all know the repercussions of Mitt Romney's statement on London 2012 security. He still comes across as the wrong person to run a country.

  Fortress London: UK protects Olympics with biggest security plan since World War II   MSNBC - July 25, 2012

The biggest peacetime security operation in Britain's history is under way - an $877-million civilian and military plan to protect athletes and visitors from threats ranging from suicide bombers to organized criminals. But it has also turned some London streets into military zones and Olympic venues into fortresses.

Fortresses and Defense Walls

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Mountain Lion

My old Mac Pro - the one that died in May - ran Snow Leopard (as the operating system) which was not as good as the version before called Leopard, but I could work quickly with it. When I got the new Pro Mac in May, I had to switch to Lion and hated it, especially when using Text Edit which I do all the time. Alas, Mountain Lion came out Wednesday. As George was here to help me - I decided to update in hopes of fixing the problems. Wrong!

After 18 years of using Apple computers, this version does not give you a choice of font - the only choice available being Helvetica - when I prefer Geneva. If I was creating the first version of Crystalinks, I probably would walk away, but as Crystalinks' upgrades are complete - give or take tiny things I find here and there - and it's mostly about blogging and email - so I will have to adjust - but I won't be happy about it. I spoke with 2 tech people yesterday and they confirmed the worst about the font. This is not just Text edit but the entire computer - Browser - and everything but Adobe. The techs are hoping the automatic upgrades will offer font options. I have to wonder what Steve Jobs would say about this. I don't think he would have taken away functionality !!!!

I'm not having a meltdown - not my personality - but elsewhere near the north and south poles:

Antarctic: Grand Canyon-sized rift 'speeding ice melt'   BBC - July 26, 2012
A rift in the Antarctic rock as deep as the Grand Canyon is increasing ice melt from the continent, researchers say. A UK team found the Ferrigno rift using ice-penetrating radar, and showed it to be about 1.5km (1 mile) deep. Antarctica is home to a geological rift system where new crust is being formed, meaning the eastern and western halves of the continent are slowly separating.

Satellites reveal sudden Greenland ice melt   BBC - July 25, 2012
The surface of Greenland's massive ice sheet has melted this month over an unusually large area, Nasa has said. Scientists said the "unprecedented" melting took place over a larger area than has been detected in three decades of satellite observation.

Olympic Fortress ... Preparing for London 2012

Many people have discussed the possibility of a terrorist attack at London. I don't see anything significant happening.

  Fortress London: UK protects Olympics with biggest security plan since World War II   MSNBC - July 25, 2012
The biggest peacetime security operation in Britain's history is under way - an $877-million civilian and military plan to protect athletes and visitors from threats ranging from suicide bombers to organized criminals. But it has also turned some London streets into military zones and Olympic venues into fortresses.

Fortresses and Defense Walls

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Necessary Weirdness

You may or may not be experiencing at the same level of consciousness that I am, but the grids have destabilized. In a manner of speaking, they look like a plate of entangled spaghetti. Quantum entanglements that are the fabric of the hologram, no longer apply. It's a "disconnect". You may experience being in 2 places or more at the same time, especially when conversing with someone else - their voice like an echo. Something is breaching. Your connection to the other side - guides or whomever - seems to be diminishing.

I wasn't going to blog about this until Ron called and we compared experiences - almost identical. My health and sleep patterns (9 consecutive hours) are normal though Ron reports his usual deep sleep was interrupted several times last night. Also - this isn't the feeling of your consciousness not coming back into your physical body when you woke up here. It's different.

Dean looked at the grids and said they are all static and that people in Manhattan are all sensing something is going to happen and things can't continue as they are, yet they can't define what it is.

George said he has dreams which are extremely lucid and feel real though he knows he is dreaming. Upon waking, he sometimes feels confused about what reality he is in.

Kim, a client from Louisiana was here today and described the dramatic physical and psychic affects the solar flares have on her psyche. I received this email from Kristin in Vancouver, B.C.

Solar flare: The sun touches our psyche   Washington Times - July 24, 2012
Maybe it is time to wear tin foil on our heads. With high electromagnetic activity from the sun coming this way, our human electromagnetic fields may start glowing. Even if we do not begin incandescing, scientists have noticed correlations between solar flares and moods.

Kristin also wrote:

    Hi Ellie,

    I read with interest your take on the recent spate of 'Holmes' figures in the news. Here is yet another 'sighting', this time in the form of recent fiance Jeff HOLM, of Batchelorette fame. Could all this synchronicity be taken to mean that everyone is currently 'searching' for 'Home', with a capitol 'H' more desperately than ever? There has never been quite so much pressure in a world of escalating stress and overstimulation. We are indeed a world of dispossessed 'orphans'.

    And btw, the 'aurora' meme has been appearing everywhere we look lately too. Where do you think the 'new dawn' resides? Seems like we must suffer the 'Dark (K)night' in so many ways now. The theatre of life is highly unpredictable, the drama has everyone in its grip.

    With thanks as ever for your sage advice in these shifting sands of end-time...


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Machu Picchu

As we continue with UK Happenings this week
On the 101st anniversary of the discovery of Machu Picchu

Designed by the collective unconsciousness -> ancient aliens -> humans - another signpost

July 24, 1911

July 24, 2012

Peru comes to London: Ben Fogle recreates Machu Picchu with Legos
The Upcoming UK - July 24, 2012

The adventures of a University of Nottingham student  
Warrington Guardian.co. - July 24, 2012

Hiram Bingham III discovers Machu Picchu

The Keystone - Viracocha - Scrying the Stones of the Sacred Valley

Monday, July 23, 2012

UK Crop Circles 2012

Waden Hill with Silbury Hill in the Background

Silbury Hill -- Avebury   Crystalinks

This is not just about crop circles.
It's an interesting video covering many topics and research so check it out.
Earth's Grids, Pole Reversals, Vortex at the top, The Warning, UFO, More
You could jump to 18:36

  Silbury Hill's Anglo-Saxon makeover   BBC - October 30, 2010

Silbury Hill, Avebury

Monday in London

Boldly go: Patrick Stewart joins Olympic torch run   AP - July 23, 2012
Actor Patrick Stewart, best known as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in "Star Trek: The Next Generation," is set to take a turn on the torch relay Monday. The star-studded journey also will feature tennis stars Venus Williams and Andy Murray, who will carry the flame to Wimbledon in southwest London.

Women Carrying a Torch

London 2012: Olympic torch tops the London Eye

Other Photos
  Times Union.com

London 2012 Summer Olympics

List of Participants by Country

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Women Carrying a Torch

July 22, 1849 - November 19, 1887

Emma Lazarus

  Emma Lazarus Google Videos

Emma Lazarus was an American poet - The New Colossus (1883)
engraved on a bronze plaque at the base of the Statue of Liberty

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.

Until we are all free, we are none of us free.

July 22 - August 22, 2012 -- Sun in Leo

The focus in Leo turns to ...

London 2012 Summer Olympics

List of Participants by Country

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Saturday Memos

This weeks blogs have been archived. There are connecting themes with the exception of the Aurora Massacre - or maybe there is a connection there as well.


The Summer of Auroras

The sun has been active all summer with an increase in solar flares - coronal mass ejections - resulting in spectacular auroras seen around the world. They are no longer just northern lights.

Next, we have the massacre in Aurora, Colorado, a US state that has seen its share of violence and wildfires in recent years.


From Katie Holmes to James Holmes

Katie Holmes remains in the news after her quick well orchestrated divorce from Tom Cruise leading one to believe she feared him and had something on him to get free of his control. You never know what goes on behind closed doors or in the mind of someone unstable.

That takes us to James Holmes and his actions. No one just flips out in an instant. Mental illness is there from teen years and is covered up very skillful by people in today's world - until they explode. Holmes seems to have had a psychotic split and believes he is the Joker - who is the Trickster aka Kokopelli in Native American traditions - strongly linked to Colorado.

Here we have Kokopelli and Kokopelli Mana as depicted by the Hopi.

Portrayed this way, Kokopelli looks a heck of a lot like an Ancient Astronaut. Moving to the Hopi - we find The Snake People and the Ant People or the gray aliens - summing it all up with Hopi Prophecy.



When films premiere - we read about record-breaking box office sales - both domestic and international. But what most people should consider is that the price of a movie ticket has gone up - hence the increase in profits. Everything is proportional.

Let's get to violence and the ability for people to create acts such as yesterday's events in Aurora. Bigger and more powerful weapons with easier access to buying them -> suddenly you have someone with emotional problems easily able to carry out an act of terrorism, not just here but anywhere in the world.


Segue to Aurora, Colorado

In a New Moon in (emotional) Cancer, the world continues to follow and react to the tragic events of the 2012 Aurora shooting. Not a day goes by that someone doesn't tell me that people are getting crazier and out of control, accelerated by the economy, anger, frustration, and in my words - the close of this reality. Most people have an opinion on gun control legislation, violence, and just about everything going on in the world today. Some feel they have solutions, while others feel there are no solutions. Can you imagine the chaos if a major natural disaster happened to the North American plate, or should the economy crash?

LIBOR or Lie More

A friend has pointed out to me that the LIBOR banking scandal is really a major issue. For those who don't know, this is the law suit against Barclays on how they manipulated and set the LIBOR interest rates. Many have heard of it on the news, feel it's another corruption with banks, and what are we going to do about it? Apparently, this is the tip of the iceberg, where it seems that all the banks are in collusion. If you have a mortgage, you are paying more because of this. If you are paying off credit cards, you are paying more interest because of this. If you bank at Chase, or CitiBank, they are involved. The video below is a great explanation of what it is about and how widespread across the globe this is. It is worth watching.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Craziness in Colorado

Not a day goes by that someone doesn't tell me that people are getting crazier and out of control, accelerated by the economy, the heat of summer, anger, frustration, and in my words - the close of this reality. Today we find this tragedy out of Colorado. Here in the city, security is stepped up at local theaters.

  Colorado theater massacre - Gunman kills 12 at new Batman movie   BBC - July 20, 2012

A heavily armed gunman attacked an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater early Friday, tossing tear gas before opening fire on the terrified audience and killing 12 and wounding 38, authorities said. The theater was showing the new Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises." The shooting unfolded inside a darkened theater packed with Batman fans, some in costume for the movie's premiere. Screaming, panicked moviegoers scrambled to escape from the black-clad gunman, who wore a gas mask and randomly shot as he walked up the theater's steps, witnesses said. - The suspect is 24-year-old medical school student James Holmes - Black-clad gunman fired randomly - Screaming moviegoers ran to escape - Theater's back door was propped open - Smoking canister tossed in

Will there ever be peace in the Middle East?

Did it ever exist there since the beginning?

Was this how the Annunaki set things in motion?

Allah is clearly an alien as are those who assisted him.

It began in 610 AD - a Fibonacci Number

July 20 - August 18, 2012 -- Ramadan

Ramadan always begins on the New Moon.

July 20, 2012 - From Nasa - The Navy Moon meets Jupiter

July 20, 1969 - Apollo 11: First Moon Landing

Many researchers believe the astronauts saw evidence of aliens.

  Apollo 11: First Moon Landing  Google Videos

Apollo 11 was the spaceflight which landed the first humans, Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, on the Moon on July 20, 1969, at 20:18 UTC. Armstrong became the first to step onto the lunar surface 6 hours later on July 21 at 02:56 UTC. A third member of the mission, Michael Collins, remained alone in lunar orbit until they returned from the surface about 15 hours later. All 3 returned to Earth safely after traveling in space for 8 days.

I think we're going to the moon because it's in the nature of the human being to face challenges.

It's by the nature of his deep inner soul... we're required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream.

Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand.

Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed.

That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.

Science has not yet mastered prophecy. We predict too much for the next year and yet far too little for the next 10.

It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth.

I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.

It's a brilliant surface in that sunlight.

The horizon seems quite close to you because the curvature is so much more

pronounced than here on earth. It's an interesting place to be. I recommend it.

Neil Armstrong Quotes