22 Sept 2018 The Crossroads

Hello to you.  We are getting lots of rain this morning!  I opened the back door to let the dogs out and army worms and other creatures were clinging to it lol.  I am grateful for the water.   This morning the phrase crossroads and the subsequent message came to me.   I was curious to see what it would calculate in the Gematria calculator and 1775 was there which is a significant date in American and British history.  We’ve got a lot of “stuff” going on right now in this world.  Stuff that we are using to divide us instead of unite us.  How do we find a way to respect our individuality as countries, as family,  while still remaining united as a world.   This has always been and will remain a challenge for as long as we allow it to be.

the crossroads in Simple Gematria equals: 164

cross·roads
noun
an intersection of two or more roads.
North American
a road that crosses a main road or joins two main roads.
noun: crossroad

Here we are, we’ve come to the crossroads

Each standing on their patch of road

Shoulders raw with the burdens of this life

All we’ve got for sure is choices to make

While we are standing still.

here we are weve come to the crossroads each standing on their patch of road shoulders raw with the burdens of this life all weve got for sure is choices to make while we are standing still in Simple Gematria equals: 1775/20/2/1 or 20/10/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

https://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution/american-revolution-history – excerpt, please use link to read entire article.

Revolutionary War

The Revolutionary War was an insurrection by American Patriots in the 13 colonies to British rule, resulting in American independence.

The Revolutionary War (1775-83), also known as the American Revolution, arose from growing tensions between residents of Great Britain’s 13 North American colonies and the colonial government, which represented the British crown. Skirmishes between British troops and colonial militiamen in Lexington and Concord in April 1775 kicked off the armed conflict, and by the following summer, the rebels were waging a full-scale war for their independence. France entered the American Revolution on the side of the colonists in 1778, turning what had essentially been a civil war into an international conflict. After French assistance helped the Continental Army force the British surrender at Yorktown, Virginia, in 1781, the Americans had effectively won their independence, though fighting would not formally end until 1783.

https://www.gematrix.org/

Interesting what shows up here in the numbers:

what is the purpose of a revolution in Simple Gematria equals: 396/18/9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle

what is the function of a revolution in Simple Gematria equals: 388/19/10/1 or 19 divided by 2 = 9.5 = 14 divided by 2 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1 

what is the purpose of world peace = 346/13/4/2/1 or 13 divided by 2 = 6.5 = 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

what is the function of world peace = 338/14/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1 or 14/7 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1 

what is the purpose of peace = 274/13/4/2/1 or 13 divided by 2 = 6.5 = 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

what is the function of peace = 266/14/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1 or 14/7 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1 

what is the purpose of a war in Simple Gematria equals: 287/17/8/4/2/1 or 17 divided by 2 = 8.5 =13 divided by 2 = 6.5 = 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

what is the function of a war in Simple Gematria equals: 279/18/9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle

what is the purpose of March = 287/17/8/4/2/1 or 17 divided by 2 = 8.5 =13 divided by 2 = 6.5 = 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

what is the function of March = 279/18/9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle

what is the purpose of division in Simple Gematria equals: 345/12/3 cycle or 12/6/3 cycle

what is the function of division in Simple Gematria equals: 337/13/4/2/1 or 13 divided by 2 = 6.5 = 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

what is the purpose of separation in Simple Gematria equals: 362/11/2/1 or 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

what is the function of separation in Simple Gematria equals: 354/12/3 cycle or 12/6/3 cycle

what is the purpose of human nature in Simple Gematria equals: 380/11//2/1 or 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

what is the function of human nature in Simple Gematria equals: 372/12/3 cycle or 12/6/3 cycle

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20 Sept 2018 Purpose or Function

Hello to you.  I woke up with my Emmy’s “yellow” post on my mind this morning.  I got that tugging at my conscience and heart about it and decided to trash it.  If it ain’t light, it ain’t right.  It wasn’t light.  The last thing I would want to do is hurt someone’s feelings about these things.  Sometimes I can be so focused on one aspect of something that I don’t see the whole picture.

I decided to take another look at some aspects of my deleted post.  I am doing it with a question I have found for myself when converting words and phrases to numbers.   The phrase is “What is the purpose of……” and I seem to be getting some pretty direct answers.  I am building a document with these questions about various people, places and things and have a pretty good list so far.

Now you can word a question many different ways, you can use different words in place of others, the words I have used here are commonly used words in the form of a direct question.  Kind of like talking to a computer in a way.  If you think about it, when you are using an internet search engine, the more direct the question you ask, the more clear answer/results you get.

You could use “function of” instead of “purpose of”.   It looks like they both work well.  I’ve put together most of my personal list with purpose but may also start to include function as a comparison.

https://www.gematrix.org/ – I use this to help me calculate words and phrases faster but use my calculator, dictionary and numeric alphabet list offline

purpose in Simple Gematria equals: 110

function in Simple Gematria equals: 102

Hopefully this compilation I’ve done here will be interesting/useful to someone besides myself.   I didn’t include names of people this time.  If you are curious, you can use the calculator to satisfy your own curiosity.   Doing this letters to numbers conversion has really been stimulating for me – makes me use the rusty “math” parts of my brain lol!

what is the purpose of a entertainment in Simple Gematria equals: 403

7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

what is the function of entertainment in Simple Gematria equals: 394 – changed to a “16” value with switching out purpose

16/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1 or 16/8/4/2/1

what is the purpose of an apology in Simple Gematria equals: 350

8/4/2/1

what is the function of an apology in Simple Gematria equals: 342

9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle

what is the purpose of honor in Simple Gematria equals: 314

8/4/2/1

what is the function of honor in Simple Gematria equals: 306

9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle

what is the purpose of a television show in Simple Gematria equals: 440

8/4/2/1

what is the function of a television show in Simple Gematria equals: 432

9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle

what is the purpose of an award in Simple Gematria equals: 306

9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle

what is the function of an award in Simple Gematria equals: 298

19/10/1 or 10/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1 or 19 divided by 2 = 9.5 = 14 divided by 2 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

what is the purpose of flattery in Simple Gematria equals: 351

9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle

what is the function of flattery in Simple Gematria equals: 343

10/1 or 10/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

what is the purpose of an opinion in Simple Gematria equals: 351

9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle

what is the function of an opinion in Simple Gematria equals: 343

10/1 or 10/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

what is the purpose of an actor in Simple Gematria equals: 316

10/1 or 10/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

what is the function of an actor in Simple Gematria equals: 308

11/2/1 or 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

what is the purpose of color in Simple Gematria equals: 307

10/1 or 10/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

what is the function of color in Simple Gematria equals: 299

20/2/1 or 20/10/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

what is the purpose of money in Simple Gematria equals: 316

10/1 or 10/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

what is the function of money in Simple Gematria equals: 308

11/2/1 or 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

what is the purpose of an actress in Simple Gematria equals: 344

11/2/1 or 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

what is the function of an actress in Simple Gematria equals: 336

12/3 cycle

happy in Simple Gematria equals: 66

12/3 cycle

what is the purpose of a movie in Simple Gematria equals: 309

12/3 cycle

what is the function of a movie in Simple Gematria equals: 301

4/2/1

what is the purpose of a producer in Simple Gematria equals: 345

12/3 cycle

what is the function of a producer in Simple Gematria equals: 337

13/4/2/1 or 13 divided by 2 = 6.5 = 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

what is the purpose of a backhanded compliment in Simple Gematria equals: 418

13/4/2/1 or 13 divided by 2 = 6.5 = 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

what is the function of a backhanded compliment in Simple Gematria equals: 410

5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

what is the purpose of saying im sorry in Simple Gematria equals: 436

13/4/2/1 or 13 divided by 2 = 6.5 = 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

what is the function of saying im sorry in Simple Gematria equals: 428

14/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1 or 14/7

what is the purpose of a compliment in Simple Gematria equals: 365

14/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1 or 14/7

what is the function of a compliment in Simple Gematria equals: 357

15/6/3 cycle or 15 divided by 2 = 7.5 = 12/3 cycle

what is the purpose of creation in Simple Gematria equals: 329

14/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1 or 14/7

what is the function of creation in Simple Gematria equals: 321

6/3 cycle

what is the purpose of a writer in Simple Gematria equals: 338

14/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1 or 14/7

what is the function of a writer in Simple Gematria equals: 330

6/3 cycle

what is the purpose of forgiveness in Simple Gematria equals: 383

14/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1 or 14/7

what is the function of forgiveness in Simple Gematria equals: 375

15/6/3 cycle or 15 divided by 2 = 7.5 = 12/3 cycle

what is the purpose of a television in Simple Gematria equals: 375

15/6/3 or 15 divided by 2 = 7.5 = 12/3 cycle

what is the function of a television in Simple Gematria equals: 367

16/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1 or 16/8/4/2/1

television set in Simple Gematria equals: 174  (This was a wow when I saw it, kind of creepy too!)

12/3 cycle

new world order in Simple Gematria equals: 174 

12/3 cycle

what is the purpose of gratitude in Simple Gematria equals: 349

16/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1 or 16/8/4/2/1

what is the function of gratitude in Simple Gematria equals: 341

8/4/2/1

what is the purpose of awards shows in Simple Gematria equals: 394

16/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1 or 16/8/4/2/1

what is the function of award shows in Simple Gematria equals: 367

16/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1 or 16/8/4/2/1

what is the purpose of fame in Simple Gematria equals: 269

17/8/4/2/1 or 17 divided by 2 = 8.5 = 13 divided by 2 = 6.5 = 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

what is the function of fame in Simple Gematria equals: 261

9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle

what is the purpose of a performer in Simple Gematria equals: 359

17/8/4/2/1 or 17 divided by 2 = 8.5 = 13 divided by 2 = 6.5 = 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

what is the function of a performer in Simple Gematria equals: 351

9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle

what is the purpose of pride in Simple Gematria equals: 296

17/8/4/2/1 or 17 divided by 2 = 8.5 = 13 divided by 2 = 6.5 = 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

what is the function of pride in Simple Gematria equals: 288

18/9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle

 

what is the purpose of human life in Simple Gematria equals: 333

9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle

what is the function of human life in Simple Gematria equals: 325

10/1 or 10/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

human life in Simple Gematria equals: 89

17/8/4/2/1 or 17 divided by 2 = 8.5 = 13 divided by 2 = 6.5 = 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

 

The reason I divide things out is because of the duality of all things to include ourselves – we are basically two parts stitched together if you think about it.  Seldom if ever is anything clear, easy or straight forward in nature.  I am in the process of refining this for myself.  This is a way for me to look at things in a different way.  It is a tool for me.  This may not make sense to you initially.   This system is for me like what learning things from “dead guys” is.  People who have come and gone can’t change what they’ve said or done, only the living can.  The “jury rests” so to speak.   I am sharing what I’m doing for those who might be looking for a way to evaluate a person, place or thing in a direct manner because they don’t trust much going on in the world at time either.

what is the purpose of gematria in Simple Gematria equals: 318

12/3 cycle

what is the purpose of outdoor chalk in Simple Gematria equals: 387

18/9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle – Kyle insisted on getting me some more chalk yesterday and I attempted to do some drawings but was thwarted by an invasion of army worms!  I have almost a phobia about them from childhood.  When these guys invade your yard,  they do not know about boundaries!

See the source image

Source Internet: Army Worm

what is the function of an army worm in Simple Gematria equals: 377

17/8/4/2/1 or 17 divided by 2 = 8.5 = 13 divided by 2 = 6.5 = 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1   (the 17 sequence was me out back with my spray bottle of vinegar and Dawn dish soap freaking out – I finally gave up lol)

 

https://www.planetnatural.com/pest-problem-solver/garden-pests/armyworm-control/

Armyworm

This destructive garden pest gets its name because it travels in small insect armies and consumes just about everything in its path. Here’s the natural, organic way to get rid of armyworms.

18 Sept 2018 Monument (Drawing), Numbers look and song by Röyksopp & Robyn

The name I gave the drawing was Monument.  The brainstorming here pretty much began with that.  This isn’t “all inclusive.”  It never is.  There are so many words in all the languages we speak for these sorts of things.  This is just my looking at what I’ve seen as an observer of the entertainment, “being famous” business.  People who embark on the famous business either rise, coast or fall just like statues.  What is the most important thing?  What we did in this life? How we are remembered after we die?  Follow this all the way to the bottom and you’ll see where I’m at it the question.

doing what you love to do in Simple Gematria equals: 270/9 cycle

monument in Simple Gematria equals: 115/7

statue in Simple Gematria equals: 86/14/7

award in Simple Gematria equals: 47/11

title in Simple Gematria equals: 66/12/6/3 cycle

idol in Simple Gematria equals: 40/4/2/1

role model in Simple Gematria equals: 99/18/9 cycle

example in Simple Gematria equals: 76/13

remembered in Simple Gematria equals: 88/16/8/4/2/1

legacy in Simple Gematria equals: 53/8/4/2/1

honored in Simple Gematria equals: 79/16/8/4/2/1

=1019

recorded in Simple Gematria equals: 72/9 cycle

photographed in Simple Gematria equals: 133/7

filmed in Simple Gematria equals: 49/13

written about in Simple Gematria equals: 168/15

talked about in Simple Gematria equals: 112/4

in a magazine in Simple Gematria equals: 100/1

in a movie in Simple Gematria equals: 88/16/8/4/2/1

in a television show in Simple Gematria equals: 219/16/6/3 cycle

vanity in Simple Gematria equals: 91/10

=1032

narcissist in Simple Gematria equals: 131/5

ego in Simple Gematria equals: 27/9 cycle

pride in Simple Gematria equals: 52/7

word of mouth in Simple Gematria equals: 158/14/7

press release in Simple Gematria equals: 142/7

in the news in Simple Gematria equals: 117/9 cycle

social media in Simple Gematria equals: 91/10

in the internet in Simple Gematria equals: 161/8/4/2/1

fans in Simple Gematria equals: 40/4/2/1

special treatment in Simple Gematria equals: 181/10

=1100

favor in Simple Gematria equals: 62/8/4/2/1

fame in Simple Gematria equals: 25/7

make a lot of money in Simple Gematria equals: 171/9 cycle (money=72)

live a rich lifestyle in Simple Gematria equals: 200/2/1

afford fancy clothes in Simple Gematria equals: 181/10

afford expensive cars in Simple Gematria equals: 210/3 cycle

eat at fancy restaurants in Simple Gematria equals: 252/9 cycle

elaborate vacations in Simple Gematria equals: 183/12/6/3 cycle

=1284

material wealth in Simple Gematria equals: 148/13

live in exclusive neighborhoods in Simple Gematria equals: 330/6/3 cycle

=478

= 4913/1313/44/8/4/2/1

control over your own life in Simple Gematria equals: 320

4913 + 320 = 5233/13/4/2/1

what is the most important thing in Simple Gematria equals: 364/13

what we did in this life in Simple Gematria equals: 208/10

how we are remembered after we die in Simple Gematria equals: 282/12

= 854/17/8  (one of the 8’s is the number for God #26/8  when all is said and done it’s time to return everything we’ve just been borrowing )

 

Röyksopp & Robyn “Monument” (Music Video)

Monument – The Inevitable End Version

Make a space
For my body
Dead or whole,
Push this side apart
This is what I’m controlling,
It’s a mole, the inside that I cart
This will be my monument
This will be a beacon when I’m gone, gone, gone
When I’m gone, gone, gone
When I’m gone!
Soon when that moment comes,
I can say I did it all with love, love, love
All with love, love, love
All with love!
Make a cast of my body
Pull back out,
So that I can see
Make a world
Are you ruling?
Make a world
That I used to be
I will let this monument,
Represent a moment of my life, life, life
Of my
I will let this monument,
Represent a moment of my life, life, life
Of my life, life, life
Of my life!
I will let this monument,
Represent a moment of my life, life, life
Of my life, life, life
Of my life!
Make a cast of my body
Pull back out,
So that I can see
Make a world
Are you ruling?
Make a world
That I used to be
Monument – The Inevitable End Version lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

17 Sept 2018 Sunrise

morning in Simple Gematria equals: 90
sunrise in Simple Gematria equals: 105
monday in Simple Gematria equals: 72
= 267/87/15/6/3 cycle  or 15 divided by 2 = 7.5 = 12/6/3 cycle

I saw this article as I glanced at the news this morning.  So sad!  These people are still trying to recover from Hurricane Matthew.  I have seen several articles asking for donations from the public to help the victims:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/2018/09/16/helping-out-after-hurricane-florence-where-what–how-to-donate/#529229597c55.

Where is the North and South Carolina  government in all of this?  Fighting.  Where is the Federal government in all of this?  Fighting.  Where are the people?  Drowning.  Living in rotting and flooded out homes hoping to ride out Florence.  Something just doesn’t seem right about all of this.

Why are so many people choosing to stay and ride out these storms?  Why don’t they have a place to go with their pets?  Do they have a place to go and they still don’t go? When they choose to stay in their homes then putting their lives and those of emergency personnel at risk?  I’m sorry but this doesn’t seem smart.

This disaster scenario is playing out over and over again and still it seems we haven’t learned much.  With all the technology, the wealth and resources and science still people are dying in these storms.  People are still making poor choices and expecting help that doesn’t seem to be there for them unless it comes from charity.  Do they have home owner’s insurance and if they do does it cover disasters like this?  If they don’t have insurance by choice or just can’t afford it then what?!  Where is all the money in this country going?  This is normal for a first world country?!  This isn’t climate change?!  Where is the breaking point with this?!

https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/hundreds-are-still-trapped-from-florences-flooding-and-the-worst-is-still-yet-to-come/ar-BBNophk?li=BBnb7Kz&OCID=ansmsnnews11

Hundreds are still trapped from Florence’s flooding, and ‘the worst is still yet to come’

hundreds are still trapped from florences flooding and the worst is still yet to come in Simple Gematria equals: 868/22/4/2/1

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/south-carolina-officials-clash-over-flood-barrier/ar-BBNr9oW?li=BBnb7Kz&OCID=ansmsnnews11

South Carolina officials clash over flood barrier

south carolina officials clash over flood barrier in Simple Gematria equals: 462/12/6/3 cycle

Grim warnings for White House, Republicans ahead of election
grim warnings for white house republicans ahead of election in Simple Gematria equals: 567/18/9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle
= 1897/25/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1
state government in Simple Gematria equals: 198
federal government in Simple Gematria equals: 184
federal emergency management agency in Simple Gematria equals: 294
north carolina in Simple Gematria equals: 148
south carolina in Simple Gematria equals: 156
hurricane in Simple Gematria equals: 97
climate change in Simple Gematria equals: 101
weather in Simple Gematria equals: 80
mandatory evacuation in Simple Gematria equals: 222
ride out the storm in Simple Gematria equals: 210
= 1690/79/16/8/4/2/1 or 16/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1
republican in Simple Gematria equals: 101 (ironic considering many Republicans don’t believe in climate change)
democrat in Simple Gematria equals: 79
third party in Simple Gematria equals: 139
*failure of leadership in Simple Gematria equals: 190
= 509/59/14/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1
1897 + 1690 + 509 = 4096/19/10/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1 
4096 divided by 17 items = 240.94117 = 28/10/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1  (averaging)
mandatory evacuation in Simple Gematria equals: 222/6/3 cycle
minus
its in gods hands now in Simple Gematria equals: 214/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1 
= 8  (#value for God = 26 or 8)
(I divide values by 2 because we evaluate people, places and things with our light and shadow selves, two eyes, two halves of our brains – basically
because of the duality of human nature)
Interesting: 
https://www.wunderground.com/hurricane/at1897.asp1897 North Atlantic Tropical Storms Detailed tracking charts and info for tropical storms since 1851.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/events/battle_of_the_boyne

The Battle of the Boyne

1 July 1690

The Battle of the Boyne was fought in Ireland between William of Orange and James II in July 1690.

It was the last time two crowned kings of England, Scotland and Ireland faced each other on the battlefield.

William of Orange won a crushing victory, which secured the Protestant ascendancy in Ireland for generations. It retains huge symbolic importance in Northern Ireland, where it is celebrated by the Orange Order every 12 July.

Ancient Roman historians initially differed over the precise date of Rome’s foundation. By the end of the republic, however, it was generally accepted that Rome had been founded in 753 bce and that the republic had begun in 509 bce, following the overthrow of Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, the last of Rome’s seven kings.

https://www.usgovernmentspending.com/ – found this site this morning, lots of interesting data here

What is the Total US Government Spending?

In FY 2017, total US government spending, federal, state, and local, was “guesstimated” to be $6.89 trillion, with federal $3.98 trillion; state $1.76 trillion; local $1.82 trillion.

What is Federal Spending?

In FY 2017, federal government spending was $3.98 trillion according to the Office of Management and Budget. Budgeted spending for FY 2018 is $4.17 trillion.

What is the spending on Defense?

In FY 2017 the federal government spent $822.9 billion on Defense.

That includes $598.7 billion on the military, $177.9 billion on veterans, and $46.3 billion on foreign aid.

What is the spending on Welfare?

In FY 2017 total US government spending on welfare — federal, state, and local — was “guesstimated” to be $1,098 billion, including $643 billion for Medicaid, and $455 billion in other welfare.

What is the spending on Medicare?

In FY 2017 the federal government spent $597 billion on Medicare.

But that is not the whole story.

The $597 billion number is so-called “net” Medicare, net of premiums and collections. Gross spending on Medicare in FY 2017, before subtracting “premiums and collections,” was $708 billion.

Here is the math:
Gross Medicare at $708 billion
equals Net Medicare at $597 billion
plus Medicare premiums and collections at $111 billion

What is the spending on Social Security?

In FY 2017 the federal government spent $945 billion on Social Security.

Government Spending: Federal, State, Local

Governments in the US will spend $7.1 trillion in 2018.

https://www.usgovernmentdebt.us/total?show=fTable 2.01: Total Spending in 2018

In fiscal 2018 the federal government estimates spending will be $4.2 trillion, of which $0.7 trillion will be transferred to states and local governments. State spending for 2018 is “guesstimated” by usgovernmentspending.com at $1.8 trillion and local government spending is “guesstimated” by usgovernmentspending.com at $1.9 trillion.

Total spending at all levels of government in the United States is “guesstimated” by usgovernmentspending.com to be $7.1 trillion in 2018.

https://www.usgovernmentdebt.us/state_spend_rank – you can see state by state ranking of spending

State                 State Spending Local Spending State and Local Spending

North Carolina 7.66%                9.45%                17.11%

South Carolina 11.77%              10.90%               22.67%

2:33 pm — I did some more thinking about the natural disaster issue.  I know I haven’t even reached a fraction of all the factors.  It’s so complicated!  It is interesting what showed up in just these few words:

17 Sept 2018

What is interesting to see in just the numeric value of the words, no actual dollar values or other facts what you can see. It seems like a lot of different agents benefit and or profit from what happens before, during and after a natural disaster but it’s a 9 cycle, meaning it’s a hard way to turn a profit and or benefit from tragedy –

profit from misery in Simple Gematria equals: 225/9 cycle

who makes the most profit from natural disasters in Simple Gematria equals: 532

82/10/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

who benefits the most from natural disasters in Simple Gematria equals: 479

*20/10/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

insurance companies in Simple Gematria equals: 199/19

grocery stores in Simple Gematria equals: 187/16

energy companies in Simple Gematria equals: 169/16

roofers in Simple Gematria equals: 96/15

police departments in Simple Gematria equals: 195/15

construction companies in Simple Gematria equals: 266/14

federal government in Simple Gematria equals: 184/13

fuel companies in Simple Gematria equals: 139/13

emergency medical technicians in Simple Gematria equals: 247/13

the earth in Simple Gematria equals: 85/13

banks in Simple Gematria equals: 47/11

hospitals in Simple Gematria equals: 119/11

national guard in Simple Gematria equals: 137/11

contractors in Simple Gematria equals: 146/11

city governments in Simple Gematria equals: 209/11

fire departments in Simple Gematria equals: 173/11

corporations in Simple Gematria equals: 163/10

garbage companies in Simple Gematria equals: 136/10

state governments in Simple Gematria equals: 217/10

storm victims in Simple Gematria equals: 180/9

first responders in Simple Gematria equals: 205/7

cleanup crews in Simple Gematria equals: 140/5

= 3639/99/18/9 cycle

home repairs in Simple Gematria equals: 127

damage to property in Simple Gematria equals: 199

loss of life in Simple Gematria equals: 118

injuries in Simple Gematria equals: 105

water removal in Simple Gematria equals: 153

water damage in Simple Gematria equals: 98

= 800/8

3639 – 800 = 2839/22/4/2/1

3639 + 800 = 4439/20/2/1 (interesting how 20 shows up here when you add a few of the side effects that come from natural disasters.

11 Sept 2018 Are you sorry you did something wrong or just sorry you got caught?

Kyle and I were talking today about whether or not most people are genuinely sorry when they have done something wrong.  Are they sorry about what they did or are they just sorry because they got caught.  It seems like there are so many laws that don’t get enforced or if they do they are not consistently enforced.  I honestly believe the lack of consistency goes to a lot more people are misbehaving than we have law enforcement to actually catch them at it.  I also suspect there are many laws on the books that really are either too complicated for the average person to understand or are out of step with our times.  Many people probably don’t even know they are even breaking a law there are so many of them and they are so complicated to understand.  The term “legalese” comes to mind.  I’ve tried to read some laws and it’s made my head hurt.  The language they use for a lot of laws are not the normal words that most of us use day to day.  Did they do that on purpose?  May be.

I’m going to take a break from here for a couple of days.  We are going to be having some extra four legged visitors for a few days and that will keep me pretty occupied!  Another reason I need to step away is I know I’m repeating myself.  I tried to draw today and I was empty – nothing came to me.  This isn’t necessarily a bad thing but it does make for a disappointment for those of you who started following my blog for my art works!

Anyhew… here is my brainstorm.  It’s not all inclusive but it’s interesting to see some of the common terms in numbers.  I am doing something a little different and making sure the dividing by 2 happens all the way through.  It’s interesting to see how some of these items really are not straight-forward and require analysis, which is pretty accurate to what is actually going on.

Brainstorm about being sorry for doing something wrong

  1. I’m sorry in Simple Gematria equals: 117

9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle

  1. I got caught in Simple Gematria equals: 111

3 cycle

  1. I am innocent in Simple Gematria equals: 117

9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle

  1. I’m not guilty in Simple Gematria equals: 165

12/6/3 cycle

  1. Somebody else did it in Simple Gematria equals: 185

14/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

  1. I dont know what you are talking about in Simple Gematria equals: 395

17/8/4/2/1 or 17 divided by 2 = 8.5 = 13 divided by 2 = 6.5 = 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

  1. I’m not sorry in Simple Gematria equals: 166

13/4/2/1 or 13 divided by 2 = 6.5 = 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

  1. guilty conscience in Simple Gematria equals: 184

13/4/2/1 or 13 divided by 2 = 6.5 = 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

  1. *forgiveness in Simple Gematria equals: 139

13/4/2/1 or 13 divided by 2 = 6.5 = 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

  1. ask for forgiveness in Simple Gematria equals: 209

11/2/1 or 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

  1. cheat in Simple Gematria equals: 37

10/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

  1. lie in Simple Gematria equals: 26

8/4/2/1

  1. steal in Simple Gematria equals: 57

12/6/3 cycle

  1. obstruct the truth in Simple Gematria equals: 238

13/4/2/1 or 13 divided by 2 = 6.5 = 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

  1. corruption in Simple Gematria equals: 149

14/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

  1. be unfaithful in Simple Gematria equals: 125

8/4/2/1

  1. adultery in Simple Gematria equals: 106

7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

  1. commit a crime in Simple Gematria equals: 122

5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

  1. commit murder in Simple Gematria equals: 152

8/4/2/1

  1. break the law in Simple Gematria equals: 106

7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

  1. bribery in Simple Gematria equals: 79

16/8/4/2/1

  1. libel in Simple Gematria equals: 40

4/2/1

  1. plagerism in Simple Gematria equals: 100

1 or 100 divided by 2 = 50 divided by 2 = 25 divided by 2 = 12.5 = 8/4/2/1

  1. assault in Simple Gematria equals: 93

12/6/3 cycle

  1. hide evidence in Simple Gematria equals: 93

12/6/3 cycle

  1. destroy evidence in Simple Gematria equals: 173

11/2/1 or 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

  1. perjury in Simple Gematria equals: 113

5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

  1. bribe a witness in Simple Gematria equals: 146

11/2/1 or 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

= 3743/17/8/4/2/1 3743 divided by 28 = 133.67857 = 40/4/2/1 which is same value for item 22. libel in Simple Gematria equals: 40)

defamation in Simple Gematria equals: 88 is another word for libel

https://dictionary.law.com/Default.aspx?selected=1153

libel

1) n. to publish in print (including pictures), writing or broadcast through radio, television or film, an untruth about another which will do harm to that person or his/her reputation, by tending to bring the target into ridicule, hatred, scorn or contempt of others. Libel is the written or broadcast form of defamation, distinguished from slander, which is oral defamation. It is a tort (civil wrong) making the person or entity (like a newspaper, magazine or political organization) open to a lawsuit for damages by the person who can prove the statement about him/her was a lie. Publication need only be to one person, but it must be a statement which claims to be fact and is not clearly identified as an opinion. While it is sometimes said that the person making the libelous statement must have been intentional and malicious, actually it need only be obvious that the statement would do harm and is untrue. Proof of malice, however, does allow a party defamed to sue for general damages for damage to reputation, while an inadvertent libel limits the damages to actual harm (such as loss of business) called special damages. Libel per se involves statements so vicious that malice is assumed and does not require a proof of intent to get an award of general damages. Libel against the reputation of a person who has died will allow surviving members of the family to bring an action for damages. Most states provide for a party defamed by a periodical to demand a published retraction. If the correction is made, then there is no right to file a lawsuit. Governmental bodies are supposedly immune to actions for libel on the basis that there could be no intent by a non-personal entity, and further, public records are exempt from claims of libel. However, there is at least one known case in which there was a financial settlement as well as a published correction when a state government newsletter incorrectly stated that a dentist had been disciplined for illegal conduct. The rules covering libel against a “public figure” (particularly a political or governmental person) are special, based on U.S. Supreme Court decisions. The key is that to uphold the right to express opinions or fair comment on public figures, the libel must be malicious to constitute grounds for a lawsuit for damages. Minor errors in reporting are not libel, such as saying Mrs. Jones was 55 when she was only 48, or getting an address or title incorrect. 2) v. to broadcast or publish a written defamatory statement.

See also: defamation libel per se public figure slander

it is a matter of opinion in Simple Gematria equals: 248/14/5

5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

court of law in Simple Gematria equals: 134/8 (133.67857)

 

 

 

 

11 Sept 2018 Seventeenth Anniversary (9/11)

Hello to you.  How are you?  I’m doing ok.  Today is the 17th anniversary of 9/11/2001.  Today I’m thinking about all the survivors who are yet struggling with cancer and the other adverse health conditions that came from the day.  I am thinking about the family of those who died that day….all of us.  Directly or indirectly, we are all family.   Sometimes families fight and do really horrible things to each other.  To me, as I look at 9/11 all these years later, that day is a testimony to what extremes can come from a dysfunctional family.

https://www.gematrix.org/

nine eleven two thousand one in Simple Gematria equals: 299/20/2/1

dysfunctional family in Simple Gematria equals: 229/13/4/2/1

seventeenth anniversary in Simple Gematria equals: 283/13/4/2/1

survivor in Simple Gematria equals: 144/9 cycle

family in Simple Gematria equals: 66/12/6/3 cycle

cancer in Simple Gematria equals: 44/8/4/2/1

broken heart in Simple Gematria equals: 117/9 cycle (I see 9/11 in here)

= 1182/12/6/3 cycle 

Links to some of the remaining posts I have here about 9/11:

https://saymber.com/2018/08/21/21-aug-2018-exploring-the-meaning-of-9-11-in-another-way-with-numbers/

https://saymber.com/2017/12/06/6-dec-2017-pete-davidson-snl-survivor-of-9-11/

https://saymber.com/2016/09/10/10-sept-2016-trying-to-regain-trust-in-my-country-bakken-pipeline-and-911-tech-n9ne-ft-redcloud-ptsd-songvideo-about-standing-rock-pipeline-protests-mc-redcloud-lyrics-green-party-jill-st/

https://saymber.com/2017/10/05/5-oct-2017-what-constant-exposure-to-negative-news-is-doing-to-our-mental-health-huffington-post-carolyn-gregoire/

A quick numbers run about some aspects of money:

old money in Simple Gematria equals: 103/4/2/1

new money in Simple Gematria equals: 114/6/3 cycle

wealth in Simple Gematria equals: 69/15/6/3 cycle  (people in Simple Gematria equals: 69)

rich in Simple Gematria equals: 38/11/2/1  or 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

poor in Simple Gematria equals: 64/10/1 or 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

middle income in Simple Gematria equals: 106/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

checking account in Simple Gematria equals: 137/11/2/1 or 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

savings account in Simple Gematria equals: 168/15/6/3 cycle

bank account in Simple Gematria equals: 105/6/3 cycle

credit union in Simple Gematria equals: 132/6/3 cycle

wall street in Simple Gematria equals: 135/9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle

individual retirement account in Simple Gematria equals: 309/12/6/3 cycle

roth ira plan in Simple Gematria equals: 132/6/3 cycle

taxes in Simple Gematria equals: 69/15/6/3 cycle

taxpayer in Simple Gematria equals: 110/2/1  (president in Simple Gematria equals: 110)

= 1791/18/9 cycle

money in Simple Gematria equals: 72/9 cycle

 

9 Sept 2018 Thoughts in Spirals (drawing)

9 Sept 2018 – I did this earlier today.  Can you see on the left, the one holding on to their thoughts like a carefully guarded treasure?   “Thoughts in spirals” = 235/10/1

Is what we see what we think or is what we think what we see? (591/15/6/3 cycle) – phrase that came to my mind thinking about this drawing

Reality = 90/9  Fantasy = 86/14/5  Illusion = 111/3  Simulation = 133/7 Creation = 85/13/4  Hologram = 89/17/8/4/2/1

= 594/18/9 cycle

“Life as we know it” = 172/19/10/1 or 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

594 + 172

= 766/19/10/1 or 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

It’s interesting to see with just this  little sampling that it boils down to the same answer, in the numbers at least!

 

This stuff has been on my mind again.  Most everything has already been done in music, movies, books, games etc., so what is it that we are buying?  We are paying to read, to play, to see and or to hear someone’s personal interpretation or unique vision/version of what has already come before.  So while the concept of an original thought or idea may not exist, an original interpretation of an existing thought or idea can.  My riddling this out is helpful because it helps me understand some of what is going on with the creative industries these days.

original thought = 184/13/2/1  intellectual property = 267/15/6/3  copyright infringement = 255/12/6/3

= 706/13/4/2/1

copyright = 121/4/2/1  property = 133/7  original = 85/13/4/2/1 creative = 83/11/2/1 rights = 81/9  royalties =124/7  profits = 103/4

ownership = 127/10/1

= 857/20/2/1

“It’s all about making money” = 259/16/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

“Point of view” = 154/19/10/1

Perspective = 138/12/3

Perception = 121/4/2/1

= 672/15/6/3

706 + 857 + 672 = 2235/48/12/6/3  — seems to boil down to copyright infringement doesn’t it?!

(Thoughts in spirals = 235 showed up in here lol)

Personal interpretation = 284/14/5 very close to original thought = 184/13/2/1 

2235 + 284 = 2519/17/8/4/2/1 very close to “It’s all about making money” = 259/16/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

money = 72/9

2519 + 72 = 2591/17/8/4/2/1

https://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-definitions.html

What is copyright infringement?

As a general matter, copyright infringement occurs when a copyrighted work is reproduced, distributed, performed, publicly displayed, or made into a derivative work without the permission of the copyright owner.

What is peer-to-peer (P2P) networking?

A type of network where computers communicate directly with each other, rather than through a central server. Often referred to simply as peer-to-peer, or abbreviated P2P, a type of network in which each workstation has equivalent capabilities and responsibilities in contrast to client/server architectures, in which some computers are dedicated to serving the other computers. A “network” is a group of two or more computer systems linked together by various methods. In recent usage, peer-to-peer has come to describe applications in which users can use the Internet to exchange files with each other directly or through a mediating server.

Where is the public domain?

The public domain is not a place. A work of authorship is in the “public domain” if it is no longer under copyright protection or if it failed to meet the requirements for copyright protection. Works in the public domain may be used freely without the permission of the former copyright owner.

Image result for what is perception

(Source is internet for this message)

= 863/17/8/4/2/1

7 Sept 2018 Noise

Hello to you.  Nothing much special to share today.   I hope this finds you well and what I’ve collected here is something you needed to see.   This is something I’ve noticed going on for quite some time.

 

Noise (62) Pollution (134) = 196  Decibels = 59 Deafness = 73 = 328  Noise (62) Ordinance (83) = 145

328 + 145 = 473/14/5

328 – 145 = 183/12/3 cycle

https://hearinghealthfoundation.org/hearing-loss-tinnitus-statistics/

HEARING LOSS & TINNITUS STATISTICS

A Public Health Epidemic – The Statistics Show a Troubling Trend

From 2000 to 2015, the number of Americans with hearing loss has doubled. 
Globally the number is up by 44%.

  • 48 million people in America1 and ~360 million worldwide
    • 1 in 5 teens
    • 1 in 5 adults
    • 3 in 5 of returning military service members
      • Hearing loss and tinnitus are the top two reported health concerns among service members both active and veterans.
  • Hearing loss is the 2nd most prevalent health issue globally
    • The number of people with hearing loss is more than those living with Parkinson’s, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes combined.
  • Tinnitus (ringing/buzzing in ears) affects ~10% of Americans on a regular basis
    • 25 million American adults report experiencing tinnitus for five or more continuous minutes in the past year
    • 16 million people seek medical attention for tinnitus
    • Roughly 90 percent of tinnitus cases occur with an underlying hearing loss1
  • Causes of Hearing Loss and Tinnitus
    • Genetic factors
    • Noise
    • Trauma
    • Ototoxic medications (medicine-induced hearing loss)
    • Viral or bacterial infections
    • Aging

Why is the number of people with hearing loss increasing?

1. Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

People are exposed to dangerous noise levels at work or during leisure activities

  • 26 million people in U.S. between ages 20-69 have hearing loss
  • 20% of teens ages 12-19 have reported hearing loss due to loud noise
  • 30 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous noise levels

2. Age-Related Hearing Loss

The population of people age 65+ is expanding… rapidly

  • 33% of Americans between ages 65-74 and nearly 50% of those 75+ have hearing loss
  • Hearing loss has been associated with cognitive decline, dementia, depression, hospitalization, and heart disease, among other diseases and conditions1

3. Economic Impact Associated With Hearing Loss

  • Lifetime costs of untreated profound hearing loss can be as much as $1 million per person in the U.S.

Sources:

http://www.everythingconnects.org/noise-pollution.html

Noise Pollution

Noise pollution is an unwanted or disturbing sound which can interfere with normal activities for humans and wildlife, such as sleeping, conversation, reproduction, communication, or disrupt or diminish one’s quality of life. Noise pollution can come from many sources, such as automobiles, motorcycles, aircraft, ships, trucks, buses, jet planes, construction equipment, electrical machinery, lawn mowers and leaf blowers, to name a few. Excessive noise pollution, from the city streets to the oceans’ commercial shipping traffic, can have harmful effects on the humans, plants, animals, trees and marine life constantly exposed to it. Long-term exposure to traffic noise may lead to coronary heart disease and accounts for approximately 210,000 deaths in Europe each year.

Effects of Noise Pollution

Human Health and Welfare

According to the World Health Organization, excessive noise seriously harms human health and interferes with people’s daily activities at school, at work, at home and during leisure time. It can disturb sleep, cause cardiovascular and psychophysiological effects, cause heart attacks, reduce performance and provoke annoyance responses and changes in social behaviour. The overlooked threat of noise pollution can cause a number of short- and long-term health problems, such as sleep disturbance, cardiovascular effects, poorer work and school performance, hearing impairment and more. Even low-level office noise can increase health risks and lower task motivation for workers, according to Cornell researchers. Children, night workers, those who cannot afford to live in quiet residential areas, chronically ill and elderly people are more vulnerable to noise. Noise pollution at night can lead to an increase in medical visits and spending on sleeping pills, which affects families’ budgets and countries’ health expenditure. According to the WHO, impairment of early childhood development and education caused by noise may have lifelong effects on academic achievement and health. Noise pollution can even lead to deaths from heart disease.

Studies and statistics on the effects of chronic exposure to aircraft noise on children have found consistent evidence that noise exposure harms cognitive performance, consistent association with impaired well-being and motivation to a slightly more limited extent and moderate evidence of effects on blood pressure and catecholamine hormone secretion.

Plants and Trees

Human noise can have ripple effects on long-lived plants and trees that can last for decades even after the sources of noise subside. Many plants and trees rely on birds and other animals to deliver pollen from one flower or tree to the next, or to disperse their seeds, but many animals are adapting to the noise by changing their behavior or moving to quieter locales. Consequently, noise pollution is altering the landscape of plants and trees, which depend on noise-affected animals to pollinate them and spread their seeds. Some plants do worse in noisy areas while others seem to do better, depending on how the community of creatures around them changes. The ripple effects can be far reaching and long lasting, especially for trees, which often take decades to grow from seedlings into adults. Learn more.

Benefits include hummingbirds preferring noisy sites because the western scrub jay, which preys on their nestlings, tends to avoid those noisy areas which increases the pollen transfer of hummingbird-pollinated plants, such as scarlet gilia, in the noisy sites. However, plants or trees such as the pinyon pine, might experience a decline because the animals or birds that are counted on for pollination shy away from the noise and can lead to a decline in tree or plant populations. These disturbances in a species that is vital for the community is going to have cascading effects throughout the ecosystem potentially leading to large-scale changes due to the responses of one or two important species.

Animals

By changing the fine-tuned balance between predator and prey detection and avoidance and interfering with the use of sounds in communication, especially in relation to reproduction and navigation, noise can have a detrimental effect on animals, increasing their risk of death. Hearing loss and rapid increase in heart rate are some of the ill-effects of noise pollution on animals. High intensity sound induces fear, which can force species to abandon their habitat. In loud places, studies have found that some birds have to sing at higher frequencies, bats and owls can have trouble finding prey, terrestrial insectivores lose habitat by avoiding areas with roads and construction, frogs can struggle to find mates, a population’s evolutionary trajectory can be altered by sapping resources normally devoted to other activities and thus lead to profound genetic and evolutionary consequences, various species experiencing hearing loss and the reduction of usable habitat that noisy areas may cause, which in the case of endangered species may be part of the path to extinction.

Noise pollution is becoming so ubiquitous that it is threatening biodiversity – even the protected animals living in National Parks in the U.S. are unable to escape the disturbing sounds as they are exposed to chronic levels of noise, which are audible during more than one quarter of daylight hours at more than half of 55 sites in 14 National Parks and at 12 sites, anthropogenic noise can be heard more than half the time.

Marine Life

As the Oceanic Preservation Society states, “Sound is to underwater creatures as sight is to humans.” Man-made noise is disrupting life below the surface where almost every living creature depends on sound as a primary sense for mating, communicating, hunting, and survival. Since the mid-1960s, the amount of commercial vessel traffic in Earth’s oceans has nearly doubled, resulting in an almost 16-fold increase in background noise intensity. The rising level of intense underwater sound produced by industrial ocean noise, oil and gas exploration, shipping traffic, seismic surveys, military sonar and other man-made sources can  afflict marine life with a lethal condition commonly known as ‘the Bends’ and poses a significant long-term threat to whales, dolphins, fish and other marine species from the individual animal’s well-being, right through to its reproduction, communication, migration and even survival of the species. The “auditory scene” derived from sounds provides marine animals with a three dimensional view of the world and extends far beyond the visual scene. Artificial noise in the environment that alters the marine organism’s ability to detect and analyze its auditory scene has the potential to cause a detrimental impact on the life of the animal as well as the survival of the species. Even short exposures to low-intensity, low-frequency sound can wreak havoc on the balance systems of squid, cuttlefish and octopi, but the impact of continuous, high-intensity noise pollution in the oceans could be devastating. Military sonar and ship engine noise can send a deafening tidal wave of noise for miles as sound in the water travels five times faster than on land. Whales, dolphins and other marine mammals that have been caught in the wake of sonar have died of cerebral hemorrhaging or intentionally beached themselves in a desperate attempt to avoid the ear-splitting resonance. Even oil and gas surveys have been shown to damage fish and dramatically reduce catch rates.

http://www.hearnet.com/at_risk/risk_aboutloss.shtml

When you notice a difference between loud sounds and quiet ones, your ears are perceiving changes in sound pressure level. Intensity (or volume) is measured in decibels (dB). Zero (0) dB is the softest sound that can be heard. Normal conversation is around 40dB to 60dB, a whisper around 30dB. A rock concert can average between 110 and 120 dB. Pain from hearing is subjective. Levels below 125 dB may be painful to some individuals. The sound from a jet plane is approximately 140 dB.

At rock shows, the dB level can be as great as 140 dB in front of the speakers, but less than 120 dB at the back which is still very loud and dangerous.Danger Zone

OSHA PEL recommends:The maximum exposure time for unprotected ears per day is 8 hours at 90 dB , A-weighted, slow response For every 5- dB increase in volume, the maximum exposure time is cut in half.

  • 95 dB – 4 hours
  • 100 dB – 2 hours
  • 110 dB – 30 min
  • 120 dB- 7.5 min

Many hearing professionals believe that these permissible levels are still too high for hearing safety.

NIOSH, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health recommends 85 dB for eight hours a day. The maximum exposure time for unprotected ears per day is 8 hours at 85-dB, A-weighted, slow response For every 3- dB increase in volume, the maximum exposure time is cut in half.

  • 88 dB – 4 hours
  • 91 dB – 2 hours
  • 97 dB – 30 min
  • 103 dB- 7.5 min

Other sources of noise: boom cars, bars, dance clubs, motorcycles, auto races, monster trucks, farm and factory equipment, power tools, guns, sporting events, crowd noise, stereo headsets.

Hearing Damage

Noise-induced hearing loss affects both the quantity and the quality of sound. Understanding human speech becomes difficult because words become indistinct. Excessive sound exposure damages hearing by over-stimulating the tiny hair cells within the inner ear. There are between 15,000 and 20,000 of these microscopic sensory receptors in the cochlea (coke-lee-ah). When these hair cells are damaged, they no longer transmit sound to the brain. Sounds are muffled. Hearing damage through noise exposure is permanently lost. Hearing aids amplify the remainder of your hearing.

Is Your Hearing at Risk?

Warning signs:
After exposure to loud music or noise you may experience one or more of the following:

  • Ringing or buzzing in the ears
  • Slight muffling of sounds
  • Difficulty in understanding speech. You can hear all the words, but you can’t understand them.
  • Difficulty in hearing conversation in groups of people when there is background noise, or in rooms with poor acoustics.

If you experience any of these early warnings, don’t wait to seek help. Have your hearing checked by an audiologist, or have your ears examined by an ear specialist. Protect your hearing by wearing ear plugs or turning down the volume. Take breaks. Give your ears a chance to recover.

Who is an Audiologist

Who is an Otolaryngoloist

Types of Hearing Aids

How Our Hearing Works

ear diagramThe OUTER EAR acts like a funnel to direct sound waves from the air to the tympanic membrane (eardrum). Sound causes the tympanic membrane to vibrate. These vibrations cause the three bones in the MIDDLE EAR (malleus, incus, and stapes) to move mechanically. The middle ear sends these mechanical vibrations to the INNER EAR, where they are picked up by tiny hair cells (cilia) and sent as electrical impulses along the auditory nerve to the brain.

Hearing Loss: It’s A Matter of Degrees

Degree of Hearing Loss can be mild, moderate, severe, or profound.

Mild (25-40 dB). A person with a mild hearing loss will have difficulty following conversation if the speaker is more than six feet away or if there’s noise in the background.

Moderate (40-70 dB). A person with moderate hearing loss would be able to hear if the speaker is speaking loudly and at no more that 3 to 5 feet away. They’ll also have trouble hearing with background noise and will need to wear a hearing aid to hear conversation.

Severe (70-90 dB). A person with a severe hearing loss would be able to hear someone’s voice if the speaker shouts and is 1 foot away. Without a hearing aid the person would not be able to understand speech and only be able to hear some loud sounds( a siren, for example).

Profound (91 dB or more). A person with a profound hearing loss is only able to hear very loud sounds. With hearing aids they would probably be able to hear loud sounds, like perhaps a telephone ringing or a name being called but, it would be difficult to understand speech. With training their ability for understanding some speech may improve.

Types of Hearing Loss

28 Million Americans have a hearing loss; 80% of those affected have hearing damage that is irreversible and permanent.

17 million Americans are affected by sensorineural hearing damage resulting from heredity, birth, trauma, disease, advanced age, or exposure to noise.

A sensorineural hearing loss is damage to the hearing nerve in the inner ear.

Advances in hearing aid technology have made great improvements in total or at least partial rehabilitation. They can assist in understanding speech and improving the clarity of sound. They cannot restore hearing to normal in the way that eye glasses correct vision.

When there is difficulty in both the middle and inner ear, a mixed hearing loss (conductive and sensorineural) exists.

A conductive hearing loss occurs when the hearing nerve functions properly but there is difficulty in the outer or middle ear transmitting system. Sound can not conduct properly to the inner ear nerve or cochlea.

Conductive hearing loss can be the result of many different conditions. The most common is fluid in the middle ear. Fluid builds up behind the ear drum which sometimes becomes infected. This can be treated with antibiotics and other medications. If drug therapy fails, drainage can be accomplished through a small incision in the eardrum (myringotomy). Tubes may be inserted to provide middle ear aeration.

Otitis media is the most common form of temporary hearing loss among children.

Another cause of conductive hearing loss is the fixation of the hearing bones (otosclerosis) which can be corrected through a surgical procedure called a “stapedectomy.” Holes or perforations in the eardrums and damaged hearing bones can be corrected by reconstructive surgery.

Hearing loss may be a symptom of ear disease. It is important to have your hearing examined by an ear specialist, (otologists or an otolaryngologist), or have your ears evaluated by an audiologist.

Rehabilitation advances in speech reading, counseling, auditory training, hearing aids and assistive listening devices (ALDs) help overcome the handicap of hearing loss. Hearing aids are now available that fit entirely within the ear canal and are practically invisible to the human eye.

Hearing loss in the profoundly deaf can sometimes be aided by a cochelear implant. This is a device which consists of a magnetic coil placed in the mastoid bone behind the ear. An electrode connects to the inside of the inner ear and stimulates the hearing nerve which enables sound to be perceived.

2 Million Americans are Profoundly Deaf

There is a difference between being deaf and being hard-of-hearing. People are either born deaf or become deaf later in life through accident or illness. American Sign Language (ASL) is used by most culturally deaf people as their primary means of communication. ASL is recognized as a language of its own and is the fourth most commonly used language in the United States. Hard-of hearing people usually use their residual hearing and communicate verbally.

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Is It Legal To Drive A Car With A Loud Exhaust System?

In the United States, it’s almost universally true that your car must have a muffler to be street legal. What’s more, every state and most cities/local authorities have rules prohibiting quote “loud” exhaust systems.

As a result, almost every car legally available for sale comes equipped with some sort of street-legal system. However, if you’ve decided to boost your car’s performance with an after-market exhaust system (and if you have, good work!), then you may be concerned that your exhaust system is too loud to be street legal.

Muffler & Exhaust System Sound Laws – No Standards For Maximum Noise

Unfortunately, there is no national law that vehicle owners and exhaust manufacturers can reference to make sure their systems aren’t too loud. Instead, every vehicle owner or exhaust system installer must know their local laws. In some states, such as California, the maximum sound level limit for vehicle exhausts is 95 decibels when measured next to the vehicle. In Kansas, state muffler laws require vehicle exhaust noise to be less than 90 decibels when measured from 50 feet away. Considering that sound loses power the further it travels, the 50 foot rule in Kansas means exhaust systems can be louder in that state than they can be in California. The state of Texas has no vehicle noise laws, meaning that cars and trucks can be even louder in Texas than they can in Kansas.

Of course, local communities can set their own rules that restrict sound levels even further. In New York City, drivers can be given a ticket if their car’s exhaust system is “plainly audible” from 150 feet away. In Mankato, MN, the maximum allowable exhaust sound limit is 86db, and many cities have adopted quiet rules that prohibit any loud exhaust system from operating between 11pm and 6am. Since there are no universal standards, it’s important that you learn the local laws for yourself.

It’s also important to recognize that the only way to measure sound levels is with a calibrated decibel meter…which is something most police cars don’t come equipped with. If you ever get a ticket for an overly loud exhaust system, you may be able to challenge it in court if the officer who ticketed you didn’t use a calibrated meter.

Standard Exhaust System Laws

While there are no standards for noise levels, there are some standard laws that apply to all cars in all states and localities:

  1. It’s illegal to try and modify your existing muffler to make your car louder. This law is on the books to prevent people from creating an exhaust leak, because exhaust leaks can be very dangerous.
  2. It’s illegal to drive a car that doesn’t have some kind of muffler. Open pipes are illegal anywhere you go.
  3. It’s illegal to remove the catalytic converter. Some people are under the impression that catalytic converters restrict exhaust flow, but they really don’t…especially newer models and/or catalytic converters designed for performance.
  4. It’s illegal to route your exhaust system through your vehicle’s passenger compartment.
  5. Backfires are illegal under any circumstance, and you can be ticketed if your car has a mechanical problem that causes frequent engine backfires.

What To Do If You’re Driving with a Loud Muffler

Since the law may vary from one community to another, and since enforcement of these laws is uneven, the best advice is:

  1. Drive as quietly as you can. Blipping the throttle at a red light is fun, but it’s noisy and likely to attract the attention of law enforcement. Same thing goes for WOT (wide open throttle) acceleration.
  2. Drive quietly late at night or early in the morning. If your car or truck has a loud exhaust system, a good way to avoid a ticket is to take it easy during the hours that most people sleep. Otherwise, you’re going to wake someone up and they’re going to call the cops and complain.
  3. Get with your local muffler shop and find out about swapping out your mufflers for something a little quieter. If that’s not an option, consider adding a removable muffler to the end of your vehicle’s tailpipe(s).

If you are pulled over for having a loud exhaust system, be sure to ask the officer if they had a chance to measure the decibels. If they didn’t use a sound meter, you may be able to ask them how they’re sure your system is too loud…as politely as possible, of course.

Good luck.

5 Sept 2018 Sentient or Food

Hello.   I hope this finds you well.  I saw this morning that Japan is making a proposal to resume commercial whaling and at first I got really upset.  Then I decided to look at things a little more closely and of course found myself in the hypocrite box.  I eat meat and meat comes from cows which are sentient beings.  I don’t know to what degree they rank up with whales but nevertheless, before I can point a finger at others, I have to remove “the plank in my own eye” on this.    It’s so hard to resist passing judgement on others who don’t believe what we believe and live the way we choose to live.  It’s almost like a reflex, an instinct to do so.  At least it can be that way for me.  It’s when I take a minute to reflect and step back from something and or someone I’m upset about that I realize my part in it.  I realize that I’ve either done something or been someone just like that at some point in my life.  I eventually set aside my anger to find understanding, compassion and even forgiveness.

Matthew 7 New International Version (NIV)

Judging Others

“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

“Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.

 

As I’ve mentioned before, sometimes when you look at the words we’ve come up with through time to describe certain things, you find some interesting things numerically.  It’s become important to  me to start looking at this because words are what I use to communicate the most, not numbers and yet, if you think about it, numbers are behind a great deal of what we say and do in this world.  The numeric value of a word, I’ve been finding, doesn’t always match what it means by definition.  Since I’ve discovered Gematria, it’s really opened my eyes about the foundations of language and communication.  Take a look at what I’ve put together, what do you see?  Do you see patterns?

https://www.gematrix.org

“What’s your bottom line?” = 275/14/5  “Bottom Line” = 125/8  Money = 72/9 cycle  Survival = 124/Existence = 104/5

Alive = 49/13/4  Sentient = 106/7  self-aware = 90/9 cycle consciousness = 175/13/4  conscience = 90/9 cycle God = 26/8 Soul = 67/13/4

Food = 46/10/5  Body = 46/10/5  Human = 57/12/6/3 cycle  Animal = 50/5  Animals = 69/15/6/3 cycle  People = 69/15/6/3 cycle

Domestic animal = 138

Wild animal = 98

Pet animal = 91/10/5

Food animal = 96/15/6/3 cycle

Some of the beings we farm and or hunt for food:   

whale = 41/5  dolphin = 78/15/6/3 cycle  fish = 42/6/3 cycle  chicken = 53/8  duck = 39/12/3 cycle goose = 61 pig = 32/5  cow = 41/5  goat = 43/7 sheep = 53/8  deer = 32/5  bear = 26/8  wolf = 56/11 dog = 26/8  cat = 24/6/3 cycle = 647/17/8  647-26 = 621/9 cycle

Life = 32 Death = 38  Birth = 57  Rebirth = 80 = 207/ 9 cycle (interesting that same numbers values here are above, 621).   

Hunting = 93/12/3 cycle  Fishing = 72/9 cycle  Whaling = 74/11/2/1  Trapping = 83/11/2/1  Ranching = 74/11/2/1  Breeding = 64/10/1

Farming = 68/14/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1  = 528/15/6/3 cycle

Links:

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/msn/japan%e2%80%99s-bid-to-resume-commercial-whaling-sets-stage-for-fierce-debate/ar-BBMS2pa – Japan’s bid to resume commercial whaling sets stage for fierce debate – Simon Denyer

“Moronuki said the United States is guilty of a double standard by allowing native communities in Alaska to continue whaling while not wanting Japan to do so, even though whaling is a tradition in some communities in Japan.

“All animals are equal,” he added. “Some say whales are intelligent, but I hear that some scientists found that other animals like cows and horses, they are as intelligent as whales. So you must be aware that we cannot draw the line between animals: ‘They should not be killed because they are intelligent, but others, they are not so intelligent, they should be killed.’ ”

Perry rejected that argument.

“Whether whales are sentient or not, they are very difficult to count. They are long-lived, slow-breeding animals. It’s very hard to know if you are depleting the population, and if you do deplete the population, it takes a long time to recover.”

https://www.livescience.com/39481-time-to-declare-animal-sentience.html – After 2,500 Studies, It’s Time to Declare Animal Sentience Proven (Op-Ed)

https://us.whales.org/issues/sentient-and-sapient-whales-and-dolphins – Sentient and sapient whales and dolphins

WDC believes that whales and dolphins are both sentient and sapient individuals, and that they deserve to have both their individual welfare protected and also for their moral and legal rights recognised.

https://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/conservation/issues/whaling.htm – How Whaling Works

https://www.meatinstitute.org/index.php?ht=d/sp/i/47465/pid/47465 – The United States Meat Industry at a Glance (as of 2013)

https://www.plantbasednews.org/post/are-farm-animals-sentient – Are Farm Animals Sentient?

https://news.vice.com/article/mexican-laborers-want-americans-to-know-who-picks-their-fruits-and-vegetables – Mexican Laborers Want Americans to Know Who Picks Their Fruits and Vegetables

“Day laborers in at least 19 other states in Mexico endure similarly poor working conditions. Some of these workers are among the quarter million people who live under modern-slavery conditions, according to the Walk Free Foundation’s 2014 Global Slavery Index.”

https://www.dirt-to-dinner.com/where-do-our-fruits-and-vegetables-come-from/ – Where Do Our Fruits and Vegetables Come From?

The Bottom Line:

Our fruits and vegetables come from all over the United States, but California leads production by a huge margin. When the season ends in the United States, production shifts to Mexico, Central and South American countries allowing Americans to enjoy many fresh produce items year-round.

 

2 Sept 2018 Hologram (Dream) and 149

Hello.  It’s Sunday morning as I write.  Laundry is chugging away and everybody is still in bed yet.  We have been struggling to get restful sleep for some time now.  I’m hoping as we get closer to fall and cooler days that this will change too.

Had a couple interesting dreams this morning.  One was one of those really brief flash dreams.  It looked a bit like a computer simulation of a black circle moving through space.  It made me think of a slinky.  A circle leaving an “after image” behind itself.  A slinky actually has a bunch of them tangibly connected to it.  Don’t know what that was about!

The other one was about walking into a dusty room and an Aaliyah like woman was standing there as a hologram….so I thought.  We started to sing together.  I did the harmonizing thing I do and walked closer to her.  I reached out to touch her because what we were doing seemed like something two real people would do not a hologram.  When I touched her she was warm.  I was surprised and said, “I didn’t think you were real!” and she said, “Neither did I!”  The song stuck in my head as I was writing down this dream was Aaliyah’s song “One in a Million.”

https://www.aaliyah.com/ – her official site

Aaliyah’s tragic death hit me really hard.  I used to sing and harmonize with her songs to try and comfort myself.

I’ve been thinking about these police involved shootings and thinking about reflexes.  I was thinking about survival instincts and what people do, no matter how much training they have had, when they are afraid.  People are typically afraid of what they cannot see.  When you encounter someone who is unstable, mentally ill or that you have a fear about, I suspect reflexes and survival instincts kick in.   You can’t see “what someone is going to do” in situations like what happened with Vanessa and so many others now.

Speaking as a person who has been through this,  I honestly don’t know how well you can prepare yourself.  Unless you can read minds or you are like a dog and can read even the slightest tick in body behavior and respond accordingly it seems like your screwed no matter what you do!  I think there is hope in sensitivity training and application of that training in various hands-on scenarios.  Reading about and or clicking buttons through a scenario simulator aren’t enough.  I think you actually need interactive training for this.

The way the police dealt with me to make sure I was ok came at many different levels.  One was they reminded me of my brother-in-laws I love so that helped.  Two they did not approach me in an aggressive or threatening manner – very kind.  Three they managed their energy with the tone of their voice and body language – the way they spoke to me was very soothing and enlisted my trust.   Four I am a white woman who speaks English.  I wonder if I were black, Hispanic or some other nationality if things would have gone the same?  When I think of our town police who I respect greatly, I’d like to think it would have gone just the same but I don’t know.

The internal clashes of culture, of all the labels we all wear,  do not end when someone puts on a badge.  We ask human beings to suppress so much of themselves to become police officers.  I think under duress, sometimes, all those normal safety catches get lifted and the bullets fly.  We get angry when the cops don’t respond quickly enough to our time of crisis and hate them when they do.  We ask human beings to be armed angels and are surprised when some of them fall.

I don’t know if this is an appropriate example but it’s what Kyle and I were talking about yesterday.  It’s like zombie movies.  The person looks like a human, acts like a human but behaves like something else completely.  Is this the person I knew or is it a zombie?!  You just don’t know what the zombie is going to do!  How can you prepare yourself to deal with this type of scenario?  Do you shut off any sort of human empathy you have and just shoot before finding out the zombie isn’t a zombie or do you use the empathy inside of you and risk being hurt, bitten or eaten?

To me, this is what many of our police are facing today.  They are having to deal with a lot of people who look human but under fear and duress become something completely different.  We are seeing the police survival instincts versus the survival instincts kicking in for a person who is having the worst day of their life.  In more cases than not, this is a lethal combination.

1006 am – Betrayed = 80 (Vanessa = 81 Rodriguez = 123 = 204)  204-149 = 55 (#value for cuffs) 204-80 = 124 

Aaliyah – Rock The Boat

Aaliyah = 57/12/6/3 cycle

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