White House petition on ‘47 GOP traitors’ draws 260,000 signatures

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White House petition on ‘47 GOP traitors’ draws 260,000 signatures

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A petition to the White House demanding treason charges against 47 Republican senators who attempted to sabotage US President Barack Obama’s efforts to reach a nuclear accord with Iran has garnered more than 260,000 signatures.

The petition, on whitehouse.gov, was filed on Monday and had 263,312 signatures as of early Friday morning, well above the threshold of 100,000, which requires the White House to respond.

In an unprecedented move on Monday, a group of Republican senators ignored protocol and sent a letter to Iran, warning that whatever agreement reached with Obama would be a “mere executive agreement” that could be revoked “with the stroke of a pen and future Congresses could modify the terms of the agreement at any time.”

The letter appears at a time when US negotiators are preparing to return to Switzerland to participate in the nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 countries – the US, Britain, France, China, Russia, and Germany, which have entered a sensitive final stage….

The US federal law prohibits unauthorized American citizens from interfering in relations between the United States and foreign governments. Violation of the Logan Act is a felony….

READ MORE:  http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/03/13/401586/GOP-traitors-come-under-American-fire

ADDITIONAL LEGAL INFORMATION

Congressional Research logoIran: Interim Nuclear Agreement and Talks on a Comprehensive Accord

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/R43333.pdf

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TEXT OF THE LOGAN ACT

U.S. Code § 953 – Private correspondence with foreign governments

“Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.

This section shall not abridge the right of a citizen to apply, himself or his agent, to any foreign government or the agents thereof for redress of any injury which he may have sustained from such government or any of its agents or subjects.”

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/953

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DID BUSH MOVE AMERICA’S PRESIDENCY OFF-SHORE?

https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2014/08/25/did-bush-move-americas-presidency-off-shore/

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18 U.S. Code § 2381 – Treason

Truth-is-Treason“Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.”

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/2381

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ISRAEL & IRAN: A LOVE STORY

ISRAEL & IRAN:  A LOVE STORY

WARS ARE NEVER STARTED BY THE PEOPLE!

THE PEOPLE WANT NOTHING MORE THAN TO LIVE PEACEFULLY WITH THEIR NEIGHBORS … TO LOVE THEIR FAMILIES & TO HAVE FUN WITH THEM … TO TRAVEL & APPRECIATE THE BEAUTY OF OUR PLANET.

PEOPLE ARE THE SAME WHEREVER YOU GO … WE ARE ONE FAMILY!

THIS VIDEO IS A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF HOW WE, AS CO-CREATORS WITH MOTHER/FATHER GOD, CAN CREATE THE NEW 5TH DIMENSIONAL EARTH!

BY LOVING EACH OTHER & WORKING TOGETHER!

 LOVE STORY

https://www.facebook.com/israellovesiran

THE LOVE STORY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6Lp-NMaU0r8

MOST OF US KNOW ONLY WHAT THE MAJOR MEDIA TELLS US

ABOUT IRAN & ITS PEOPLE. 

 Lush mountains in northern Iran 

GETTING TO KNOW THE BEAUTY OF THE PEOPLE OF IRAN – PART 2

https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2012/10/08/getting-to-know-the-beauty-of-the-people-of-iran-part-ii/

 

GETTING TO KNOW THE BEAUTY OF IRAN & ITS PEOPLE – PART 1

https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2012/10/07/getting-to-know-the-beauty-of-iran-its-people/

 

HOW DO WE ACHIEVE BALANCE BETWEEN POSITIVE & NEGATIVE?

HOW DO WE ACHIEVE BALANCE BETWEEN POSITIVE & NEGATIVE?

Part 2

Nancy B. Detweiler, M.Ed., M.Div.

Scales in balance

 A reader’s question in response to my article:

https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2012/05/24/attempting-to-focus-only-on-the-positive-creates-imbalance/

 

As we near the end of our sojourn on the 3rd dimensional plane of duality, a part of the creation process for our galactic society will entail bringing our lives, and that of the entire human family, into balance.  How will we accomplish this?

Let’s first consider achieving balance on an individual level.  As a vocational rehabilitation counselor, my job was to evaluate each client’s personality/physical characteristics and the skills that could be developed into a vocation.  This meant knowing the negative characteristics as well as the positive.  The evaluation would have been useless if I did not get to know the negative influences that would impact the client’s capacity to function successfully.  At first sight, the negative might outweigh the positive to the point where the situation seems hopelessly imbalanced.

scales of imbalance

The goal of vocational rehabilitation is to know the negative and then, to use the positive to achieve balance, as demonstrated by a well functioning individual.  During the rehabilitation process, we are focusing on the positive characteristics and developing them.  The more the client uses the positive characteristics, the more balanced his/her life becomes.  We did not ignore the negative; instead, we got to know the negative and the positive, then developed the positive.

Norman Vincent Peale stated:  “Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution.  If you don’t have any problems, you don’t get any seeds.”

 Albert Einstein stated:  “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.”

 Both men recognize that we have to focus on the problem, i.e. the negative, long enough to understand its systemic causes and to decipher the seeds of solution, i.e. the positive.

My intuitive impression is that people study Unity, Science of Mind (both of which I studied for decades), and The Course In Miracles, and somehow develop a fear of looking at the problem—the negative.   We say, “I don’t want to energize the negative with my thought energy.”

However, there is a difference between focusing on the negative – and – evaluating the problem that we consider to be negative in search of the seeds of its own solution.  As we search for the seeds of solution, we are not focused on the negative.  Instead, we are looking for the pathways to the positive.

 I’ll give another example:  Recent news has been filled with negative images and reports on Iran and Afghanistan.  With a mind saturated with the negative news, it is next to impossible to think positive thoughts about Iran or Afghanistan.  So I tried an experiment:  Can I continue to think of Iran and Afghanistan and do so in a positive light?  I created a 4 part series entitled “Working For World Peace By Getting To Know The Beauty Of A Country & Its People.”  http://www.pathwaytoascension.com/

 It works!  Now, each time I send Light to Iran or Afghanistan, my thought energy goes to the beauty of the country and its people.  As we get to know the beauty (or positive) and focus on it, we are envisioning peace rather than a war-torn country or the possibility of nuclear weapons.  It isn’t that we ignore Iran and Afghanistan because we don’t want to energize negative energy; it is that we focus on the beauty … look into the eyes of the people and love them … and know we want peace for our precious brothers and sisters.  I was startled to find in the photos of Afghanistan—a country that has been under near-continuous military attack since the 17th century—that it possesses an aura around it that I perceive as the blue of devotion  and Archangel Michael’s Blue Flame.

A very important consideration regarding what we presently know as one of the most corrupt (thus negative) facets of our 3rd dimensional lives is the political arena.  Politics is literally a dirty  word and with good reason.  However, the end result of very well meaning people not wanting to focus on the negative has been that many of the good and often very capable people in any nation have refused to get involved with politics. It is easy to see how imbalanced governments become when a large portion of the citizenry, especially those seeking the good, refuses to get involved.

In 2012, our entire planet is on the verge of being tasked with creating a galactic society as the old, corrupt society crumbles.  Every human being will be needed as an involved citizen to cooperate in this planetary endeavor.  I feel sure that for awhile there will be pockets of negativity representing problems awaiting evaluation and the finding of the seeds of its own solution.  These solutions, or positive alternatives, will be found as we seek with the higher level of consciousness that will be ours as we ascend.  We can then work together from a higher level of consciousness than that with which the problems were created.

May we begin today to learn to think in accordance with a higher consciousness—to solve the problems of our society from the standpoint of a much higher conscious awareness than the one on which our societal problems exist.

Together, as ONE, we will achieve balance!  Not by focusing only on the positive, but by cooperatively evaluating the negative in a search for the seeds of solutions, thenplanting, watering, and harvesting those seeds together!

 BALANCE

Scales in balance

THE 5TH DIMENSION IS ONE OF BALANCE!

BALANCE BRINGS LIGHT & DARKNESS INTO LIGHT!

 BALANCE = A CONSCIOUS AWARENESS OF THE ONENESS OF ALL PEOPLE!

PART 1

https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2012/05/24/attempting-to-focus-only-on-the-positive-creates-imbalance/

GETTING TO KNOW THE BEAUTY OF THE PEOPLE OF IRAN – PART II

GETTING TO KNOW THE BEAUTY

OF THE

PEOPLE OF IRAN

PART II

Compiled by Nancy B. Detweiler, M.Ed., M.Div.

 

“Iran is one of the world’s oldest civilizations and has been among the world’s most thoughtful and complex civilizations from the very beginning.  There are aspects of Iranian civilization that, in one way or another, have touched almost every human being on the planet.”[i]

 IRAN = PERSIA

Iran is the political name – Persia is the cultural name.

TRADITIONAL PERSIAN TEAHOUSES

 

Tea House in Shiraz, Iran – the city of roses, nightingales, wine, and poets.

Wine, as is all alcohol, is banned under Islamic law.

http://www.transitionsabroad.com/listings/travel/narrative_travel_writing/saffron-and-nukes.shtml  At this site, Nancy Penrose shares her story of touring Iran in 2008.

Traditional Persian Outdoor Tea House

http://www.worldisround.com/articles/73022/photo1365.html

Teahouses are scattered throughout Iran.

PERSIAN GARDENS

Gardens are created as a symbol of paradise—a place for spiritual reflection.  Water is a vital part of the garden as it is a metaphor for looking into one’s Soul.  In the garden, an individual can meditate while feeling a sense of sacredness and tranquility.[ii]

Gardens play an important role in Iran, where much of the land is arid.  Moving water—as in a waterfall or fountain–adds humidity as well as creating the sounds that enhance a meditative state.

“No one can inspire humans with hope like Mother Nature and nowhere can she playfully display the greater extent of her will than in the garden of human mind….  Persian worldview and culture does not regard humans sans Nature. Islamic teachings consider Nature as a bed of signs that display the power of the creator of this world and therefore a source of meditation and wonder. A forerunner of world gardens, the Persian garden is a sanctuary where the creative forces of humans and Nature merge into another.  Building gardens is an ancient art in Iran which includes its very own traditions as a material and spiritual representation.” [iii]

Architecture can be an important part of the Persian Garden.  Graceful arches play an important role.  Iranian architects use to build domes on square buildings.

http://www.slideshare.net/kitang007/persian-gardens

Garden of Eden Persian Garden

http://www.slideshare.net/kitang007/persian-gardens

“By the … soul, and Him who perfected it and inspired it with conscience of what is wrong for it and right for it….  He is indeed successful who causes it to grow, and he is indeed a failure who stunts it.”   Islam. Qur’an 91.7-10

 “Train yourself in godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.”  Christianity.  I Timothy 4:7-8

“The Holy One gives wisdom only to him who has wisdom.”  Judaism.  Talmud, Berakot 55a

LANGUAGE

 “Iranians speak Persian, an Indo-European language, in the midst of the Arabic-speaking Middle East….  Since the 1979 revolution, Iranian women have been subject to one of the most restrictive dress codes in the Islamic world, yet partly in consequence, Iranian families have released their daughters to study and work in unprecedented numbers.  More than sixty percent of students entering university now are female, and many women—even married—have professional jobs.” [iv]

http://www.bangalorehelp.com/news-iranuniversity.php

 

SCHOOL GIRLS

Schools are presently segregated.

School girls on a field trip to Chelhel Sotun Palace in Esfahan, Iran

http://www.transitionsabroad.com/listings/travel/narrative_travel_writing/saffron-and-nukes.shtml

 

Boys on a school field trip to Imam Square in Esfahan, Iran

http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/photos/picture/6449169843/

EMPIRE OF THE MIND

“The deeper, reflective, humane Iran is still there beneath the threatening media headlines.  Iranian cinema is one of the most remarkable phenomena of the country since the revolution [1979].  Banned from the themes of violence and sex regarded by Hollywood as indispensable, Iran has produced a cinema of unique poetic artistry and universal appeal that has won many international prizes.  [Some of these films are] The Apple, 10, Taste of Cherry, The Circle, Blackboards, and Colour of God.  Many of these films develop subjects dealing with the mistreatment of women, the vulnerability of children, the effects of war, the distortions of Iranian politics and society, and other themes critical or tending to be critical of the Islamic regime.”

“Iran and Persian culture have been hugely influential in world history.  Repeatedly, what Iran has thought today, the rest of the world (or significant parts of it) has believed tomorrow.  At various stages Iran has truly been an Empire of the Mind, and in a sense it still is—Iranian culture continues to hold together an ethnically and linguistically diverse nation.”  [v]

PEOPLE OF IRAN/PERSIA

 

Old Town in Yazd, Iran

http://www.transitionsabroad.com/listings/travel/narrative_travel_writing/saffron-and-nukes.shtml

 

“Being American makes you the most popular kid in the village” – 2008.

Rick Steves shares his experience in Iran, where “the murals are mean, yet the people are friendly.”

http://www.ricksteves.com/plan/destinations/beyond/iran.htm

 

“Locals – quick to smile for the camera of a new American friend” – Persepolis, Iran

http://www.ricksteves.com/plan/destinations/beyond/iran.htm

“Woman in bookstore gave me a free book.”

         “The most treasured souvenir of a trip to Iran:  memories of its people.”

http://www.ricksteves.com/plan/destinations/beyond/iran.htm

 “Those who act kindly in this world will have kindness.”  Islam.  Qur’an 39.10

“Be kind to one another.”  Christianity.  Ephesians 4:32

“The world stands upon three things:  upon the Law, upon worship, and upon showing kindness.”  Judaism. Mishnah, Abot 1.2

“Iranians find Americans as interesting (and confusing) as we find them.”

http://www.ricksteves.com/plan/destinations/beyond/iran.htm

 

 A Charity box is on many street corners – contributions used for social needs.

http://www.ricksteves.com/plan/destinations/beyond/iran.htm

“You will not attain piety until you expend of what you love; and whatever thing you expend, God knows of it.”  Islam.  Qur’an 3.92

“Each one must do as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”  Christianity.  II Corinthians 9:7

“Whether we bring much or little, it matters not, if only we fix our heart upon our Father in heaven.”  Judaism.  Talmud, Berakot 17a

IRAN BY DAMON LYNCH

http://www.pbase.com/dflynch/iran&page=all

“Iran is an extremely beautiful country in which to visit, make friends, and photograph.”

http://www.pbase.com/dflynch/iran&page=all

HANDMADE PERSIAN RUGS

 

 http://www.mprugs.com/

 

Handmade Persian rugs and carpet are among Iran’s major exports.  Persian rugs have been “woven into the fabric of Iranian history, religion, society, and culture for more than 2,500 years.” “Iran is the genesis of most motifs, patterns, and traditional colorations produced in rugs throughout the world today.”  –Susie Beringer

http://www1.american.edu/ted/persian-rugs.htm

Nomadic Couple – Village of Aghdash, Iran

Nomadic Life – Aghdash, Iran

Nomadic Couple in Aghdash, Iran

Nomadic Life – Tending sheep

Nomadic Life – Washing Wool – Aghdash, Iran

Aghdash, Iran

Aghdash, Iran

THUS ENDS MY TOUR OF PERSIA/IRAN

Little did I know when I decided to seek the beauty in Iran and its people what a fascinating journey it would be.

 

WE ARE TRULY ONE WITH ALL THAT IS!

“Open to all forms ”
Ib’n Arabi
(Sufi Poet, s. XII)


My heart is open to all forms:
is a pasture for gazelles,
is a cloister for Christian monks,
a temple for idols
the Kaaba of the pilgrim,
the tablets of the Torah,
and the book of Quran
We acknowledge the religion of love,
and whatever direction they move their ways;
the direction of Love
is my religion and my faith.

 —-Rumi, the Poet of Love

 

“Djalal Rûmi ad-Din was born in September 1207, where today’s Afghanistan. Rumi is considered the greatest Persian poet of all time. His vast work, comprising 70 000 verses, is compared by scholars to the greatness of Shakespeare, Dante and Beethoven.”  [vi]

PART I

https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2012/10/07/getting-to-know-the-beauty-of-iran-its-people/


[i]   Michael Axworthy, A HISTORY OF IRAN: Empire of the Mind, copyright 2008, page xii.

[iv]   Axworthy, page xii.  Some call the language of Iranians “Farsi,” but this is controversial.  See:  http://www.iranian.com/Features/Dec97/Persian/  for additional information.

[v]   Axworthy, pages 293-294.

GETTING TO KNOW THE BEAUTY OF IRAN & ITS PEOPLE

GETTING TO KNOW THE BEAUTY OF IRAN

&

ITS PEOPLE – PART I

Compiled by Nancy B. Detweiler, M.Ed., M.Div.

 

Lush mountains in northern Iran along the Caspian Sea

 

The majority of the Western world has formed its opinion of Iran in accordance with what is broadcast over television.  We envision Iran, and all of the Middle East for that matter, as brown—arid deserts devoid of color.  I dare say, most have never seen lovely, colorful scenes of Iran broadcast in the Western world.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT:  As long as humanity is daily fed a litany of negative impressions of a people or a country, they can be manipulated into hating, discriminating against, and inflicting all sorts of violent behaviors upon them.  On the other hand, if humanity is aware of the true nature of a people and the beauty of a country, they cannot be misled into destroying a people or country.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT:  The Western world teaches history as a series of wars.  We are required to memorize the dates of wars and what-we-are-taught caused them.  We study the individual battles, the military commanders involved, and the military tactics used.  The end result is that most graduate from high school and college considering history to be the study of the battles fought by a country and the conquests made.  I double majored in Social Studies/History in college, yet I graduated knowing little about the people of any nation or about the natural habitat of countries that have played a huge role in our lives based on the disagreements those in power positions have had with each other.

At the moment, Iran is getting a lot of negative media attention in the Western world.  For this reason, I would like to know the beauty of the country and its people.   As I begin this exploratory journey, I know next to nothing about Iran with the exception of our highly controlled news media’s portrayal of it.

IRAN = PERSIA

Iran is the political name – Persia is the cultural name.

A Map of the Persian Empire in Biblical Times

http://www.keyway.ca/htm2000/20000227.htm        

 King Cyrus, of Persia, played a major role in the events of the Old Testament.  Cyrus conquered Babylon (Iraq) and allowed the Jews living in exile in Babylon to return home, ordered the stolen Temple vessels to be returned, and commanded the Temple in Jerusalem rebuilt.  See Ezra 1:1-11.

THE ANCIENT COUNTRY OF IRAN/PERSIA

PART 1

ITS SCENIC BEAUTY

http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/asia/ir.htm

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rshoraka/2239910184

Kish Island, Iran – located in the northeast area of the Persian Gulf

The sea water along Kish’s coasts is so clear that the depths of the ocean and its unique aquatic life can be seen.[i]

Waterfall in northern Iran by the Caspian Sea

Mountains in Northern Iran

Wild Tulips (called Laaleh in Persian)

Tulips are actually indigenous to Iran, Afghanistan, and parts of Central Asia—not to the Netherlands.

http://www.irantour.org/Iran/flowers_iran.html

“Spring in Iran is so magical.”

http://flo14wer.wordpress.com/2010/06/18/the-magic-of-nature-in-ordibehesht/

Saffron

Native to Iran, the Mediterranean, & Asia Minor

Cultivated in the rich plains of Iran

http://www.imperialcaviar.co.uk/Boutique/tabid/101/sal_pagesize/100/sal_sortby/SortNumber/sal_sortdirection/desc/currentpage/1/sal_itemid/10/Default.aspx

Arasbaran Forest in East Azarbaijan, Iran

Baluchestan Province in Iran

Izeh – SW Iran

Latian Lake near Tehran, Iran

Oroomieh Lake – NW Iran

At one time the 3rd largest lake of salt water in the world … now turning to salt.

It has more than 100 rocky islands.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/sep/08/battle-save-iran-lake-orumieh

Pear Orchard – Shiraz, Iran

Desert Formations near Saayeh Khosh – Southern Iran

Oroomieh Lake, NW Iran

One of its many rock islands

Kohgilujeh Boyer Ahmad Province, Iran[ii]

Kaluts Desert, Kerman, Iran – famous for its natural sand castle formations

http://guillemlopez.photoshelter.com/image/I00006PmnbAablGQ

Central Desert, near the oasis village of Mesr, Iran

Sunset in the Kaluts Desert – famous for its natural sand castle formations

http://www.flickr.com/photos/-lucie-/4441235404/

IRAN/PERSIA IS A COUNTRY OF GLORIOUS COLORS!

 PART II

https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2012/10/08/getting-to-know-the-beauty-of-the-people-of-iran-part-ii/

 


[ii]   This photo and the seven above it were drawn from http://www.akademifantasia.org/south-asia/30-interesting-places-in-iran-pics/

COSMIC VISION NEWS – EXTRA BROADCAST – OCTOBER 1,2012

COSMIC VISION NEWS – EXTRA BROADCAST

OCTOBER 1, 2012

GEOFFREY WEST – JOURNALIST

 

Geoffrey is joined by Steve Beckow and Stephen Cook to discuss our changing times within countries and national leaders.

An Hour With An Angel was cancelled due to travel conflicts for Linda Dillon.

 

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/inlight_radio/2012/10/02/an-hour-with-an-angel

 

 

COSMIC VISION NEWS – SEPTEMBER 28, 2012

COSMIC VISION NEWS – SEPTEMBER 28,2012

GEOFFREY WEST – JOURNALIST


An excellent show – Ahmadinejad’s speech to the United Nations used the word peace 12 times, the word justice 15 times, and the word love 13 times.  He also met with Anti-Zionist Jews while in New York.  An American lobbyist (not a politician) encourages a pre-emptive strike of Iran, even though Iran has not attacked another country in over 200 years.  Geoffrey shares the first half of an interview with Mr. Keshe of the Keshe Foundation.  The second half will air in a special edition of CVN on October 1, 2012.

 http://www.blogtalkradio.com/inlight_radio/2012/09/28/cosmic-vision-news