10 Oct 2018 Synchronicity and Mosquitos

10 Oct 2018

https://www.gematrix.org/

This line of thinking began with a word that came up during a conversation I had with my financial manager (broker) yesterday – synchronicity.  He had been experiencing this phenomena a lot lately.  I mentioned to him I was doing something like Gematria and he was intrigued.  He was familiar with Gematria from spiritual background.  He asked me if I felt what I was doing for myself could tell the future and I said that wasn’t the intention of it.  I told this system was like walking through time.  Seeing words common and uncommon in a different way.  It was helping me see the language I’ve been using for the past 50 years more clearly and sometimes some very curious things would happen.  For example when he called I was working on my database and had just come to working out the value of an Individual Retirement Account (individual retirement account in Simple Gematria equals: 309)!  He got a kick out of that!

synchronicity in Simple Gematria equals: 182

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

time in Simple Gematria equals: 47

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

divine timing in Simple Gematria equals: 135

9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle

right on time in Simple Gematria equals: 138

12/6/3 cycle

just in time in Simple Gematria equals: 140

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

on time in Simple Gematria equals: 76

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

perfect timing in Simple Gematria equals: 145

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

too late in Simple Gematria equals: 88

16/8/4/2/1

take at face value in Simple Gematria equals: 134

8/4/2/1

ask a question in Simple Gematria equals: 152

8/4/2/1

question in Simple Gematria equals: 120

3 divided by 2 = 1.5 = 6 divided by 2 = 3 cycle

trust in Simple Gematria equals: 98

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

blind faith in Simple Gematria equals: 85  (faith = 44)

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

difficult in Simple Gematria equals: 90
9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle
financial manager in Simple Gematria equals: 128
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
broker in Simple Gematria equals: 69 (people in Simple Gematria equals: 69)
15/6/3 cycle or 15 divided by 2 = 7.5 = 12/6/3 cycle
eleven eleven in Simple Gematria equals: 126 (“A God”)
9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle
in god we trust in Simple Gematria equals: 175  (175-98 (trust) = 77 (christ in Simple Gematria equals: 77)
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
unconditional love in Simple Gematria equals: 205

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

conditional love in Simple Gematria equals: 170

8/4/2/1
syn·chro·nic·i·ty
[ˌsiNGkrəˈnisədē]

NOUN
the simultaneous occurrence of events which appear significantly related but have no discernible causal connection.
“such synchronicity is quite staggering”
another term for synchrony.
what is synchronicity

What is synchronicity?

The term synchronicity (syn = with, chronos = time) was chosen by the psychotherapist Jung to describe the simultaneous occurrence of events (or coincidences) which apparently have no clear cause, but are deeply meaningful.

Some would say that coincidences are random, but if we look carefully into our lives, we realize it is not so. Every word or sounds we hear and people we meet are merely a simple coincidence. They appear in our lives when we need them most as answers to our inner doubts or questions.

Moreover, synchronicities can be guides when we do not know what to choose or what to change in our lives. It is like someone from above hears our silent prayers and talks to us through other people, images or events. As a matter of fact, Einstein described coincidences as being “God’s way of remaining unknown”.

Synchronicity connects the material world to the spiritual world through symbols that are not always understood and which arise from the collective unconscious. For example, if we’d go buy something and we encounter a neighbor we dislike, that is not a pure chance! Our spiritual guide may have wanted to tell us that our needs are not different from his own and that we should not consider ourselves better than he is.

Examples of synchronicity in your life

1)    Same numbers keep showing up over and over in your life.

2)    You have met someone out of the blue who talked about an event or said some sentences which in fact sounded like answers to that you have been asking yourself recently.

3)    Perfect timing! Things happen for you just when you need them most.

4)    Help and support appear in your life when you expect less from people you never met before.

Of course, the list of synchronicities can be endless and subjective as synchronicity is a more complex phenomenon. These are few general examples that we all experience at a certain point in our lives. The best way to recognize your synchronicities is to “think less and feel more”, listen to your intuition. By being in tune with your inner voice, you can understand the outer signs easier.

Intuition is usually validated by an external magic event. Therefore, if you seek an answer and you randomly read a sentence in a newspaper or watch a video related to your current situation, you will feel a revelation. Then you should ask yourself if that is the answer you were waiting for.

A good representation of synchronicities can be seen in the movie Winter’s Tale. The movie beautifully illustrates the presence of positive and negative forces which can influence our decisions as well as the presence of symbols that can guide us to our destiny.

If you think you have experienced synchronicities which made a difference in our life, please share them with us and help other people recognize theirs.

References

  1. Durant, R. (2002). Synchronicity: a post‐structuralist guide to creativity and change. Journal of OrgChange Mgmt, 15(5), pp.490-501.
  2. Hedden, B. (2016). Mental Processes and Synchronicity. Mind, 125(499), pp.873-888

 

The other day our Link was savagely attacked by the mosquitos that have been appearing along with the heavy rains we’ve had here.  They were going after him with no restraint, blood all over him.  I was more than a bit upset but understand mosquitos, just like all other life forms here, exist for a reason.  For example they feed birds, bats or other species I share the world with.  Sadly, many of these beings that used to eat them are no longer around in the numbers they used to be or at all.  Mosquitos, like all living beings, will do what it takes to survive and just move up the food chain.  Kyle got bit by mosquitos in the house several times!   Anyhew, that  is the purpose for these questions !

god is all of existence in Simple Gematria equals: 204

6/3 cycle

all food is energy in Simple Gematria equals: 167

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

people are energy in Simple Gematria equals: 167

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

mosquito in Simple Gematria equals: 129

12/6/3 cycle

what is the purpose of a mosquito in Simple Gematria equals: 374

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

what is the function of a mosquito in Simple Gematria equals: 366

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

what is the purpose of a human in Simple Gematria equals: 302

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

what is the function of a human in Simple Gematria equals: 294

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

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8 Oct 2018 Just for Us

Hello to you.  I hope this finds you well as you visit here.  Thank you for stopping by.  I know the numbers bit may not make much sense sometimes but it’s my new normal.  I am trying to maintain balance and make sure it’s not the only thing I’m doing as you can see.  My earth bowls are still in the works and look pretty much the same as the last time I talked about them.  They just have a lot more layers of the coating I’ve been putting on them.  It feels good when I hold them.  I can feel their energy in my body, so I know they will be what I intended when I put them together.  The bowls I made in the past were helpful to those I gave them to.

Yesterday evening I was outside with my headphones and some pretty powerful clouds were rising up all around us.  So beautiful.  I listened to the music and just embraced the energy between my fingers.  In the clouds, for me, is one of the powerful, tangible and visible ways that God manifests for me.  The clouds shifted on and in their place the view was replaced by one of my favorite sights in all the world, a rainbow.  I was tempted to run inside and grab my camera to take a picture but inside I heard, “Just for us.”  This is a phrase Kyle and I use between us when we are out, see something amazing and don’t have the camera…..”Just for us to see.”

Some things, some moments aren’t meant to be shared with anyone.  They are a gift from God to you specifically.   It’s an opportunity to be still, to feel, to be mindful, to be in a moment….to be loved.

 

just for us in Simple Gematria equals: 149 (one 13 – I was born on the 13th)

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

two as one in Simple Gematria equals: 112 (two 1’s that become 2)

4/2/1

cosmic twins in Simple Gematria equals: 147 (complete and eternal)

12/6/3 cycle

rainbow in Simple Gematria equals: 82 (God and the two parts of me who saw it)

10/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1 (there are 7 recognized colors in the rainbow, I have seen 8, pink)

clouds in Simple Gematria equals: 74 (two eyes that see something that is many parts moving as one)

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

sky in Simple Gematria equals: 55 (like the rainbow, like a painters canvas in Simple Gematria equals: 162)

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

= 634/94/13/4/2/1  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

https://www.gematrix.org/ – I use this when I’m online and for longer phrases

 

2 Oct 2018 Retreat

72        87

Sweet Potato = 159/15/6/3 cycle or 15 divided by 2 = 7.5 = 12/6/3 cycle

64             92        97     60

American Horror Story Hotel =  313/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

42    48

sick  tree = 90/9 cycle

= 562/13

87         60    26

retreat with God = 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

= 735/15/6/3 cycle or 15 divided by 2 = 7.5 = 12/6/3 cycle

I’ve been having some time away from everyone, a retreat, with God as I understand them lately.  I am processing a lot of unresolved, very old issues.  It is surprisingly liberating to have an experience of this nature.

 

 

25 Sept 2018 Bowls, Caterpillars and Drawing

Just a reminder, the dividing by 2 came to me when the system initially did.  It’s like analyzing something with both parts of ourselves, the light and shadow.  It’s the duality of human nature.  We are basically two parts stitched together inside and out if you think about it!  Most things that come into our lives go under some sort of scrutiny and or analysis before we accept the person, place or thing as “truth” or worthy of being part of our life.   It seems a rare thing when a person, other life form, place or thing is exactly how it seems to appear.   What we call things today aren’t always the names that were used in the past.  In this list you will see the difference in value between dirt and soil.  Dirt in the numbers has the same value as a camera even though it has the same purpose of soil.

The “3 cycle” represents to me the cycles of life, death and rebirth.  The “9 cycle” represents difficult to me or something is hard, sturdy or tough.  It’s rather incredible to see what numbers can tell us about the meaning and possible intent of why things were given the labels they were.  As I’ve done this for my personal list, you can see how dated some words are compared to others.  It’s pretty fascinating!  (To me at least!)  If you have a question about any of this, please leave me a comment.  Thank you for stopping by!

https://www.gematrix.org/

what is the purpose of a craft in Simple Gematria equals: 293

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

what is the function of a craft in Simple Gematria equals: 285

15/6/3 cycle or 15 divided by 2 = 7.5 = 12 divided by 2 = 6 divided by 2 = 3 divided by 2 = 1.5 = 6 divided by 2 = 3 cycle

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

12/3 cycle or 12 divided by 2 = 6 divided by 2 = 3 divided by 2 = 1.5 = 6 divided by 2 = 3 cycle

what is the function of orgone in Simple Gematria equals: 310

4/2/1

what is the purpose of orgonite in Simple Gematria equals: 347

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

what is the function of orgonite in Simple Gematria equals: 339

15/6/3 cycle or 15 divided by 2 = 7.5 = 12 divided by 2 = 6 divided by 2 = 3 divided by 2 = 1.5 = 6 divided by 2 = 3 cycle

http://www.orgoneenergyfields.com/what-is-orgonite/(use link to read more if your interested)

What is Orgone?

The word orgonite comes from “orgone”, the name given by Wilhelm Reich to vital energy found everywhere in nature. It is life energy, also called Ch’i, Prana, and Aether. This vital energy exists, in a natural way, under many different forms. It can be neutral (OR=orgone), positive (POR=positive orgone energy) or negative (DOR = deadly orgone energy). When positive, it enables living organisms to exist in a healthy state. Reich did a lot of research on the properties and behaviors of this energy. He built an orgone accumulator out of alternate layers of metal and organic material. He also observed that OR was able to neutralize nuclear radiation.

what is the purpose of organic in Simple Gematria equals: 311

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

what is the function of organic in Simple Gematria equals: 303

6/3 cycle

what is the purpose of a bowl in Simple Gematria equals: 297

18/9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle

what is the function of a bowl in Simple Gematria equals: 289

19/10/5 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 dirt in Simple Gematria equals: 295

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

what is the function of dirt 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 purpose of soil 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 function of soil in Simple Gematria equals: 291 – soil isn’t the same as dirt in the numbers, dirt has the exact same value as a camera!

12/3 cycle or 12/3 cycle or 12 divided by 2 = 6 divided by 2 = 3 divided by 2 = 1.5 = 6 divided by 2 = 3 cycle

what is the purpose of a caterpillar in Simple Gematria equals: 360

9 cycle

what is the function of a caterpillar in Simple Gematria equals: 352

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 a tree in Simple Gematria equals: 293

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

what is the function of a tree in Simple Gematria equals: 285

15/6/3 cycle or 15 divided by 2 = 7.5 = 12 divided by 2 = 6 divided by 2 = 3 divided by 2 = 1.5 = 6 divided by 2 = 3 cycle

what is the purpose of a cottonwood tree in Simple Gematria equals: 437

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

what is the function of a cottonwood tree in Simple Gematria equals: 429

15/6/3 cycle or 15 divided by 2 = 7.5 = 12 divided by 2 = 6 divided by 2 = 3 divided by 2 = 1.5 = 6 divided by 2 = 3 cycle

what is the purpose of a pecan tree in Simple Gematria equals: 332

8/4/2/1

what is the function of a pecan tree in Simple Gematria equals: 324

9 cycle

what is the purpose of an oak tree in Simple Gematria equals: 334

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 oak tree in Simple Gematria equals: 326

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 a crepe myrtle tree in Simple Gematria equals: 433

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 a crepe myrtle tree in Simple Gematria equals: 425

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 a human in Simple Gematria equals: 302

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

what is the function of a human in Simple Gematria equals: 294

15/6/3 cycle or 15 divided by 2 = 7.5 = 12 divided by 2 = 6 divided by 2 = 3 divided by 2 = 1.5 = 6 divided by 2 = 3 cycle

what is the purpose of a camera in Simple Gematria equals: 286

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

what is the function of a camera in Simple Gematria equals: 278

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

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

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.

15 Sept 2018 Evening clouds and drawing

photography in Simple Gematria equals: 149

14/5

sky in Simple Gematria equals: 55

10/5

evening in Simple Gematria equals: 76

13/4/2/1

clouds in Simple Gematria equals: 74

11/2/1

drawing in Simple Gematria equals: 76

13/4/2/1

alvarado texas in Simple Gematria equals: 143

8/4/2/1

= 573/15/6/3 cycle   or 15 divided by 2 = 7.5 = 12/6/3 cycle

573 divided by 6 = 95.5 = 19 divided by 2 = 9.5 = 14/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

 

Just for fun:

just for fun in Simple Gematria equals: 150

6/3 cycle)

sharing a part of my life in Simple Gematria equals: 223

43/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

drawing as therapy in Simple Gematria equals: 189

99/18/9 cycle (it’s not easy to draw and the numbers validate that)

writing as therapy in Simple Gematria equals: 213

6/3 cycle

blogging as therapy in Simple Gematria equals: 186

15/6/3 cycle

= 738/18/9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle

738 divided by 5 = 147.6/18/9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle

 

See the source image

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.

http://www.exhaustvideos.com/faq/legal-drive-car-loud-exhaust/

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.

6 Sept 2018 A tribute in music (Dream)

Hello to you.  Hope this finds you well.  No drawings today – we were blessed with rain.  I’d rather have that then my drawings any day!

I had an interesting dream in the midst of a not very restful night.

It was a dream about random people gathered in a theater paying tribute to a musician by playing one of the musicians songs together.  Each person was playing their own instrument.  It was a short song.  The music was projected on a large screen so everyone could see it to play.

I kind of remembered the song this morning – sounded like something that would be fun for a brass band to play!  It’s gone now, but I enjoyed it for a while this morning.  I think that would a lovely way for ordinary folks to pay tribute to a musician!  Just show up with whatever instrument you play, put the music up and read, set go!  Some of us don’t read music proficiently so we get to just appreciate what we see and hear….may be hum along.  I like to do that.

I couldn’t resist riddling this out in the numbers to see what would come up.

When I see a number go back to 1, it means self to me.  For example music goes back to 1 and that’s pretty  much how music is.  You choose a genre/sound of music you like and you enjoy it.  It doesn’t matter if anyone else does because when you are enjoying it, it’s for you.

The reason I divide a number that doesn’t come out straight away by 2 is thinking of light and shadow, the two sides of ourselves that are employed when we analyze a person, place or thing.  Perspective has two sides and we are biologically incapable of perceiving anything the exact same way.

When  I see a 3 cycle come up, it’s like life, death, rebirth or just the cycles of life.  A lot of times when I like a song, it’s pretty much for life but it can go in cycles.  One day I’ll like the song, the next I don’t but give it a couple days, weeks or even years and I might enjoy it again sort of thing.

When I see a 9 cycle come up, it makes me think of the phrase, “it’s not easy” or doesn’t come naturally as a cycle.  For example high fructose corn syrup = 288/18/9 cycle (the body doesn’t know what to do with this stuff.)

When I see numbers associated with my name or birth date, a personal flag goes up – 02/13/1968.  If I riddle the date Zero Two One Three One Nine Six Eight = 389/20.  If I riddle the date out like Zero Two Thirteen Nineteen Sixty- Eight = 453/12.  If I riddle the date out like Thirteen February Nineteen Sixty- Eight = 427/13.  For fun = 389 + 453 + 427 = 1269/99/18/9 cycle!  20 + 12 +13 = 45/9 cycle.  No matter how you compute it, 9 factors in and is a pretty accurate look at my life.

So here is what came up with the  theme of my dream – what do you see?

https://www.gematrix.org

A Tribute in Music = 184/13/4/2/1

Tribute = 95/14/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

Music = 65/11/2/1

Hear = 32/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

Listen = 79/16/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

Play = 54/9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle 

Sing = 49/13/4/2/1 

Song = 55/10/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1  (kind of how it goes when we are deciding if we like a song)

Write = 75/12/3 divided by 2 = 1.5 = 6 divided by 2 = 3 cycle

Write Music = 140/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1 (looks the process of writing a song)

Play Music = 119/11/2/1 

Sing a song = 105/6/3 divided by 2 = 1.5 = 6 divided by 2 = 3 cycle

Play a song = 110/2/1

Hear a song = 88/16/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

Listen to a song = 170/8/4/2/1

Love Music = 119/11/2/1

Music (65) + Sing (49) + Play Music (119) + Play a song (110) + Listen to a song (170) + Love Music (119) = 632/11/2/1 (632 is basically love music)

Hear (32) + Listen (79) + Play (54) + Song (55) + Write (75) = 295/16/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

Write music (140) + Sing a song (105) + Hear a song (88) = 333/9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle 

632 + 295 = 927/18/9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle

632 – 295 = 337/13/4/2/1

632 + 295 + 333 = 1260/9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle

Hard (31) work (67) = 98/17/8/4/2/1

Music (65) Business (108) = 173/11/2/1

Business = 108/9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle 

98 + 173 = 271/10/1

Dream (41) Theme (51) = 92/11 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  or just 2/1

Indian Blanket Flower. ‘Gaillardia pulchella’. The Indian Blanket Flower also known as the Firewheel or the Sundance flower, is the official state wild flower of the State of Oklahoma.

Gaillardia pulchella = 164/11/2/1
Indian Blanket Flower = 195/16/7
Firewheel = 91/10/1
Sundance flower = 160/7
Flower = 79/16/7
Plant = 63/9 cycle
Living Being = 110/2/1
Open Field = 86
Planet = 68
Gift from God = 120/3 cycle (what it is for me)

 

 

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.

 

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