Friday, May 31, 2013

Tales of Two Women

Two American women are in the news this morning, both having to do with events in other countries. Did you ever think Yanira was guilty of drug smuggling? I didn't. If not for modern day technology (surveillance), she'd be in jail for a long time. I know that drones sometimes take away privacy, but I also believe they are necessary, even in the case of collateral damage. When your time is up in this program .. it is ... which takes us to the second story - Monica who fought for what she believed in but died trying.

  Mexican court frees Arizona mom accused of drug smuggling   CNN - May 31, 2013

  Arizona Mom Yanira Maldonado Freed From Mexican Jail   BBC - May 31, 2013
The Arizona mother detained in Mexico for more than a week on drug charges has been released and returned to the U.S. after a video showed she boarded a bus with no packages that could have contained 12 pounds of marijuana, as police had alleged. Yanira Maldonado, 42, walked out of the jail late Thursday night local time, and thanked well-wishers and Mexican officials. Maldonado told one jail official in Spanish, "Thank you for everything and the quality of person you are."

Michigan woman dies in Syria fighting for opposition: family   Reuters - May 31, 2013
A 33-year-old Michigan woman, Monica Mansfield Speelman, and convert to Islam has been killed in Syria while fighting with opposition forces against the government of President Bashar al-Assad in the country's civil war, her family said on Thursday. The woman's aunt told Reuters that the FBI had informed her on Thursday afternoon of the death of her niece, Nicole Mansfield of Flint, but said she did not have the details of how she died.

You'll read a lot more about drones in the future. As with all things, there will be positive and negative occurrences.

Drones to enter public skies in 2015: Will it be safe?   Yahoo - May 31, 2013
Nothing stresses out drone enthusiasts more than reading in the news that some hobbyist decided to pilot a homemade, remote-controlled helicopter drone over Alcatraz or, as in a reported case in March, test out a three-foot-wide drone near a jetliner landing at John F. Kennedy airport. These flights are illegal - people must keep drones within their line of sight, under 400 feet, and away from airports - but that hasn't stopped a few rogue hobbyists from breaking the rules. It was these kinds of incidents that led the Federal Aviation Administration to greatly restrict small drone flights in the first place in 2007 and begin the process of coming up with still-uncompleted universal safety standards for unmanned aircraft that could be as stringent as those for commercial airliners.

What's on Mars?

More Mars Scrying

Is Mars Infested With Pareidolia Rats?   Discovery - May 30, 2013
It has finally happened. Not content with (potentially) infecting the pristine Martian surface with our germs, it appears that we've sent a rat (yes, a whole rat) to the Red Planet. And this isn't some far-fetched hypothesis, there's photographic evidence! NASA's Mars rover Curiosity snapped this panorama (above) of the Rocknest site with its MastCam camera on sol 52 of the mission. Now, with a keen eye and fertile imagination, a UFO enthusiast realized there was a camouflaged rodent hiding in the rocks. Needless to say, there's no other evidence supporting this claim, it's just something that looks like a rodent.

Mars Rover Curiosity Finds Pebbles Likely Shaped by Ancient River - May 30, 2013
Smooth, round pebbles found by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity provide more evidence that water once flowed on the Red Planet, according to a new study. The Curiosity rover snapped pictures of several areas with densely packed pebbles, and by closely analyzing the rock images, researchers discovered that the shapes and sizes of the individual pebbles indicate that they traveled long distances in water, likely as part of an ancient riverbed.

There are three choices about what the object is:

    a rodent brought from Earth,

    a rodent that escaped from an alleged underground facility run by humans and/or aliens,

    an interesting rock formation.

Consider ... how would a rodent survive on Mars? It couldn't - under NASA's statement of what Mars' atmosphere is. I know you would love to see proof of any kind of alien life - so would I, but this is not it. Look at some of the other rocks and you will see different images - it's called rock scrying. We won't know about aliens until something big happens here. Many believe it is soon, others believe it will never happen. You decide.

Thursday, May 30, 2013


From the beginning, humans marked the seasons with megalithic monuments which guided their annual journey through time. Today we find remnants of those astronomical observatories as clues to ancient civilizations ... allowing us to wonder who guided their original design. In 2013, we continue to build stone monuments above, below, and on the surface of the planet as if codes written in time. Sometimes those buildings get destroyed as a reminder that life is about ongoing change and nothing is meant to last forever.

Manhattanhenge occurs twice a year, when the setting sun aligns with the east-west streets of the main street grid in Manhattan. The name is derived from Stonehenge when the sun aligns with the stones on the solstices. During Manhattanhenge, an observer on one of the gridded east-west streets will see the sun setting over New Jersey directly opposite, from the street, along its centerline. The dates of Manhattanhenge usually occur around May 28 and July 12 or July 13 - spaced evenly around the summer solstice. As with the solstices and equinoxes, the dates vary somewhat from year to year.

Manhattanhenge   MSNBC - May 30, 2013

New Yorkers were wowed on Wednesday by a sunset that was perfectly framed by skyscrapers, thanks to an urban astronomical phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge. The same planetary tilt that determines the seasons also dictates exactly where the sun will go down each evening - and because of the way that Manhattan's dominant street grid is laid out, killer sunsets are potentially visible from some of the borough's best-known east-west streets in late May and mid-July.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Foggy Bridges

"Foggy" as an adjective: obscure, confused, lost, cloudy

Depression: foggy thinking - unable to make decisions

Fog causes accidents ... in any sense of the word.

It's another foggy day in New York City to be followed by heat
and humidity tomorrow.   :(

As is above, so is below

"Down Under" - refers to the Manhattan Bridge (image above) and Australia (image below).

Australia -- heavy fog blanketed most of Sydney on Wednesday causing travel delays again.

On a clear day ...

Memorial Day Fun

Rainbow Men of Manhattan

Hot air balloon shaped like a butt

Ellie's Adventures

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

FYI - Today is Tuesday,
not Monday

Brooklyn: A new six-part CBS miniseries "Brooklyn DA" premieres tonight and was created by Patti Aronofsky, sister of Darren Aronofsky. Both went to school with my older daughters in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn. Review: It does a good job of humanizing the 'system' by which bad guys are held accountable for bad deeds. I know a lot of people connected to the DA's office.

Rainbow Men of Manhattan

June begins on Saturday and with that we enter Gay Pride Month. Recently in the city, there has been several incidents of gay bashing, as violence seems to surface in every facet of life. Humans are just burned out. This morning, I received email from David, a gay friend in the city. I love you, David!

    Hi Ellie,

    Happy Memorial Day !

    As I woke up this morning, I heard Judy Garland singing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." ..... Y-E-S .... I realize I was on Fire Island where everything is GAY and about Judy Garland ! (haha). But, she was only playing in my head.

    The day was gorgeous out on the island, too cold to lay on the beach, but I did manage to get a nice burn laying out by my friends' pool :) Funny how so much rain makes one appreciate the sunshine that much more. I was in LOVE with the day. The feeling I had in general was Love.

    It's funny, but there are two distinct types of people on Fire Island -- those who will not look at you walking down the boardwalk, and those who smile and say 'hello'. Maybe that's true in all walks of life. On this day I could feel the hearts of those who engage opening up; while the others who keep their nose down, felt very shut-off / closed and cold.

    The way home ... maybe Judy got it right ...

    As friends drove me back to Manhattan, they took me via Brooklyn (where they live) and dropped me at the Jay Street Station to catch the train the rest of the way ...... easy breezy :)

    Yes, we heard on the radio that the Brooklyn Bridge was shut down due to an abandoned car on the bridge somewhere. (Did they just run out of gas? It just seemed like more fear mongering -- boring !). Luckily, traffic was fantastic and we had no problems anywhere. :)

    Riding in the car, I glanced over at Manhattan. There, with wispy clouds in the sky, was a rainbow (!!). It's hard to see in the picture below, but, it was quite large and distinct. My friends saw it too. I took out my camera and snapped a couple of shots.

    Upon enlarging, I noticed the faces of two men in the pics: a side profile on top of the rainbow and a front face immediately to the left of the rainbow. A contrail looks like it's drawing a line from the rainbow to the sun. Were the men watching over Manhattan? Does it perhaps have something to do with the recent wave of gay men being attacked? May we all be protected & watched over :))

    Btw -- the little white "dot" is just camera 'flare'. I was hoping to see a UFO :(

    Big hugs,

Memorial Day humor sent by another friend...

It brings new meaning to ...

As(s) is above ...

Memorial Day in Brooklyn - May 27, 2013

The annual parade kicks off with military, bikers, and men in antique cars making a whole lot of noise as they march down 4th Avenue.

They are followed by marching bands and veterans in unusual vehicles who all enter historic John Paul Jones Park.

Next are the speeches by local politicians, members of the military, and sometimes music and other entertainment.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day Parade
Cannonball Park, Brooklyn
May 27, 2013

Making new friends...

Some things are just classics

1957 Chevy

New Memorial in Cannonball Park

The Pagoda survived Hurricane Sandy

The Politicians

John Gangemi is running for Brooklyn Borough President.

Christine Quinn is running for mayor of NYC.

It's all water under the bridge ...

John Paul Jones (Cannonball) Park

Google Maps

I live in the top floor apartment corner apartment facing the park.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Happy Memorial Day

Memorial Day

At last, the sun is shinning in the city. Current weather was more like Hurricane Sandy than Memorial Day - the unofficial start of summer - unexpected weather patterns now the norm. I missed watching Fleet Week this year, when the boats sail under the Verrazano Bridge and sailors stop by for readings. It's gone along with other things lost to Sequester, though I did read other clients in the military who are visiting here. Monday, the annual Memorial Day Parade, will pass by my house with the usual marching bands, political speakers, and fanfare.

Fleet Week: Cancellation of sailors' visit to city a financial burden for businesses   New York Daily News - May 25, 2013
From gentlemen's clubs to barbecue restaurants, city establishments lament the lack of sailors who would normally fill the streets over Memorial Day weekend, bringing big bucks (and admirers) with them.

On a happier note ...

Crowds pack reopened New York Aquarium on Coney Island after $6 million in repairs   New York Daily News - May 25, 2013
Seven months after it was walloped by Hurricane Sandy, the New York Aquarium was finally back in business Saturday - welcoming families from across the five boroughs and beyond to a scaled back but resilient exhibition. Strollers jammed the halls of the reopened exhibition space and kids pressed their faces against the glass, pointing at the tropical fish and penguins.

If your'e a fan of the NBC TV series Smash, you probably know it's been canceled.

I loved the music and the extraordinary talent

Tonight is the series finale.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Saturday Memos

Over the past 24 hours, I feel like I'm living through Hurricane Sandy again, as the wind whips through the trees and the rain pours down. Whatever this storm is about - it's supposed to end soon. I surely hope so. I'm not a lover of heat and humidity, and this is probably all about the eclipse, but it seems surreal and just out of place for the end of May.

Collapsing bridges always speak to me of end times.

Missouri rail crash brings down US road bridge   BBC - May 25, 2013
Two goods trains have collided in the US state of Missouri, bringing down a road bridge and leaving seven people injured. The crash, in Scott County, prompted one of the trains to derail, hitting a pillar propping up Highway M, reports said.

No quick fix for downed bridge on holiday weekend   AP - May 25, 2013
Washington state officials are scrambling to find a temporary fix for a bridge that collapsed on an important interstate highway and, incredibly, left just three motorists with injuries. Whatever the solution, it won't come in time to help with Memorial Day's highway hoards. Transportation experts are also working to find out whether the spectacular disintegration of the heavily used span over the Skagit River, 60 miles north of Seattle, was a fluke or a sign of a bigger problem.

Bridge Collapses And Structurally Deficient Bridges Across The Country   Huffington Post - May 25, 2013
The collapse of the Interstate 5 Bridge over the Skagit River in Washington State on Thursday once again sounded alarms over our nation's aging infrastructure. While this incident had no fatalities, there are hundreds of other bridges in Washington with worse sufficiency scores and more than 150,000 structurally deficient or functionally obsolete bridges across the nation.

Solar Maximum

Reviewing Solar Maximum

It all begins with a CME ... Coronal Mass Ejection ... a massive burst of solar wind and magnetic fields rising above the solar corona that are released into space. If a powerful CME heads towards a planet, destruction ensues as in the film Knowing, where a solar flare burned away the atmosphere and incinerated the surface of the Earth, destroying all life on the planet.

Physical reality is created by electromagnetic grids that allow the brain to believe everything you see and experience is real. CMEs affect electromagnetic grids and planetary magnetics, sparking geomagnetic storms -> affecting power grids, GPS, satellite communications, shifting ocean and jet stream currents in the Pacific Ring of Fire -> creating unusual and extreme global weather patterns and unstoppable Earth changes -> affecting the behavior patterns of all sentient life forms on the planet. It is what many people are experiencing today in the sense of ... nothing matters ... nothing makes sense ... the world is going crazy ... reality has to end as it doesn't work.

Solar Activity May 24-25

Red bars indicate a solar storm

Current Solar Data from NOAA

Opening the Iris ....

Eclipse and full moon energies create earthquakes.

8.3 earthquake hits Russia followed by a 6.8 as global earthquakes inch their way into more densely populated areas -- precursors to what is coming.
Powerful earthquake off east coast of Russia   BBC - May 24, 2013

A powerful earthquake struck off the Kamchatka peninsula in Russia's far east. Authorities in the eastern province of Sakhalin initially issued a tsunami warning that was lifted. Tremors were felt across Russia reaching Moscow, some 7,000km (4,500 miles) to the west. The last time tremors were felt in Moscow was 30 years ago. The epicentre of the quake was in the Sea of Okhotsk to the west of the Kamchatka peninsula, around 600 km (380 miles) under the sea. Volcanoes of Kamchatka

Northern California registered a 5.7 earthquake with 22 aftershocks including a magnitude 4.9 temblor.

Sinkholes are Serious

Recently several people have mentioned another destructive force Sinkholes. Due to climate changes and natural disasters there is massive increase in the number of sinkholes around the country, if not the world.

North of San Francisco and south of Mt. Shasta ...
Sinkholes in Lakeport, California   Earthfiles - May 2013
On Monday, May 6, 2013, Robin and Scott Spivey, a former building inspector, were stunned after their home dropped 10 feet below the street in Lakeport, California. Eight other homes have also sunk, breaking up and are now abandoned, while ten other homeowners have been given notice of imminent evacuation because the unexpected and unexplained ground sinking jeopardizes them as well. YouTube

2013 Moore Oklahoma Tornado

Friday, May 24, 2013


Wesak   Crystalinks

Wesak   Wikipedia

This month's full moon happens just after midnight on May 25, EDT.

This Full Moon takes us to Wesak. It encompasses the birth, enlightenment (Nirvana), and passing of Gautama Buddha. People gather in different areas around the world to pray, heal and find answers. I know people do that all the time, but this has a really cool energy about it. Try it at home or with others on Saturday night. The eclipse energies start now. It's a great time to clean your favorite quartz crystal/crystals (I use water), then put them in the moonlight to be reprogrammed. Do it for fun. Crystals are communicators. They know things. They have a matrix.

For those soul searching in these troubled and confusing times - thousands will make the journey to Mt. Shasta for the annual Wesak Celebration. Friends in northern California and Oregon emailed that they will be leaving today and driving there to meet people of like mind. This year the energies are more powerful due to the eclipse. There's nothing like an eclipse in a fire sign to shake things up.

May 25, 2013

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse 4° Sagittarius

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse: Visible from the Americas and Africa.

Lenticular Clouds over Mt. Shasta

In the US, the energies take us to Mt. Shasta in California and north to Washington State. Mt. Shasta is a 14,179-foot (4,322 m) stratovolcano with an interesting spiritual history. This year at the Wesak festival, emphasis is on reality changes in 2013. This is indeed a synthetic construct filled with glitches and yet we can still find beauty and messages ... in "clouds". More Images From Google

Eclipse Energies

This past Thursday, several friends asked me about the powerful energies they have been experiencing since entering the eclipse window, but I got nothing.

There was something about the Pacific region that stayed in my mind as I fell asleep. I often associate that area with Buddha, Wesak, and related. Wesak is a holy day observed traditionally by Buddhists in Tibet, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal and the South East Asian countries of Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Indonesia - set in the Pacific Region, where one often finds strong earthquake activity.

Friday May 24, 2013

This morning, in dreamtime, the energies hit my grid hard and fast. I woke up at 12:59 talking to someone about remembering a code, and when I saw it, the program was ending. As my consciousness returned to physical Ellie, I was really mad that I didn't bring the code back with me. I noted the fingers (mudra) in the Wesak image of Buddha posted previously that create a zero. Was Zero the Code? For some reason, I felt trapped in physical reality, my only thought being that my family and I remain safe in whatever was going to happen in the time remaining. I really sensed some nasty stuff happening everywhere. In the Zero Second, it all collapses out of the blue, like the bridge in the image below.


Recently several people have mentioned a massive increase in the number of sinkholes around the country, if not the world. They are often accompanied by landslides. Yesterday's topic was the increasing of sinkholes in eastern Washington State. This conversation happened shortly after I read a client who lives not far from there. Sinkholes happen unexpectedly and are being studied. FOX Video: Sinkhole Threatens Homes in Washington State

North of San Francisco and south of Mt. Shasta ...
Sinkholes in Lakeport, California   Earthfiles - May 24, 2013
On Monday, May 6, 2013, Robin and Scott Spivey, a former building inspector, were stunned after their home dropped 10 feet below the street in Lakeport, California. Eight other homes have also sunk, breaking up and are now abandoned, while ten other homeowners have been given notice of imminent evacuation because the unexpected and unexplained ground sinking jeopardizes them as well. YouTube

Washington State

Friday, Ezine opened with this story out of Washington State:

      US road bridge collapses into Skagit River, Washington   BBC - May 24, 2013

    Part of a road bridge has collapsed into the Skagit River in the US state of Washington. Vehicles and people were thrown into the water after a section of the Interstate 5 highway collapsed at about 19:00 local time (02:00 GMT). State officials said three people were rescued and there were no fatalities. The four-lane bridge is near Mount Vernon, on the main route between the state's main city Seattle and the Canadian city of Vancouver.

    Couple rides bridge down as it collapses into Washington state river   CNN - May 24, 2013

    Crews survey the scene of a bridge collapse on Interstate 5 on May 23, 2013 near Mt. Vernon, Washington. I-5 connects Seattle, Washington to Vancouver, British Columbia. Dan Sligh called out to his wife, who had been sitting on the passenger seat beside him. No answer. When a section of a bridge over the Skagit River in Washington State collapsed Thursday evening, plummeting into the current dozens of feet below, it took the couple with it. As they pounded onto the river's surface, the impact dislocated Sligh's shoulder. He popped it back in, groped around the cab of his truck to find his wife and unbuckled her, as the water rose on the passenger side. Then he dragged her out of the truck to safety.

Opening the Iris ....

When I opened Ellie's World and scrolled down, I noticed a big red circle on the IRIS earthquake map - a powerful earthquake in Russia. You must click on the map and see what's going on including California (5.7). Earthquakes in Greece and Crete have not stopped. Click the map a few times.

    Powerful earthquake off east coast of Russia   BBC - May 24, 2013

    A powerful earthquake has struck off the Kamchatka peninsula in Russia's far east. Authorities in the eastern province of Sakhalin initially issued a tsunami warning but this has now been lifted. The US Geological Survey said the earthquake was of a magnitude of 8.3, but Russian authorities estimated the size of the earthquake at 6.7. Soon after the earthquake, tremors were felt across Russia but it is unclear if they were linked. The tremors reached as far as the capital Moscow, some 7,000km (4,500 miles) to the west. The last time tremors were felt in Moscow was some 30 years ago. The epicentre of the quake, which struck at 15:44 local time (05:44 GMT), was in the Sea of Okhotsk to the west of the Kamchatka peninsula, around 600 km (380 miles) under the sea.

    5.7-magnitude earthquake shakes Northern Calif   AP - May 24, 2013
    A magnitude 5.7 earthquake hit Northern California Thursday night that was felt nearly 150 miles away, but there were no early reports of damage. The temblor struck at 8:47 p.m. and was centered near Greenville, about 25 miles southwest of Susanville in far northeastern California. There were no reports of damage in the early field reports. The Plumas County temblor was felt in downtown Sacramento, about 145 miles south of the epicenter. People in Yuba and Sutter Counties, south of Plumas, said they felt a rolling quake, according to the Marysville Appeal-Democrat. There have been eight aftershocks ranging from 2.6-to-3.5-magnitude.