Saturday, January 25, 2003

---from the Globe and mail, newspaper. friday 24th.


>>>National calamity' declared in India over cold

Associated Press
Patna, India — An eastern Indian state declared a bitter month-long cold spell a "national calamity" on Friday as the toll from freezing temperatures in South Asia rose to more than 1,830, most in India.

The cold killed 23 people in Bangladesh, 12 in India and nine in Nepal overnight. Most were elderly and children without enough warm clothing, blankets, shelter or heating.


Officials and newspaper reports said 1,005 have died in India since the bitterly cold weather and icy Himalayan winds began in mid-December.

Winters are normally short and mild in heavily populated South Asia and millions live in shacks or mud-and-thatch houses without heat or electricity. Millions more have no homes and sleep outdoors.

Governments have built night shelters for the homeless, but they cannot accommodate all those exposed to freezing conditions.

India's eastern Bihar state declared "a national calamity" and began distributing two million blankets and wood worth the equivalent of $9.5-million (Canadian) to hundreds of thousands of homeless people, said Navin Verma, the state relief and rehabilitation commissioner

Temperatures dipped to 3.5 degrees in Bangladesh's northwestern Rajshahi district on Thursday — the coldest in 35 years, according to the weather office in the capital, Dhaka.


Bihar's declaration of a national calamity will enable the state to seek financial help from the federal government, although widespread corruption in Indian aid programs means officials often pocket the money or keep aid goods for themselves. Bihar is one of India's poorest states.>>>
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...from Reuters.....
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Month-Long Cold Spell Eases in South Asia
Sat January 25, 2003 08:40 AM ET
LUCKNOW, India (Reuters) - A month-long cold spell in South Asia that has killed about 1,640 people has started easing and temperatures are likely to rise over the next few days, weather officials said on Saturday.

Despite the warmer weather, 40 more people have died of exposure in India and Bangladesh in the past 24 hours.

Thousands of people, who have coped with near freezing temperatures since Christmas, sunned themselves in parks and on street corners as temperatures rose to more than 68 degrees Fahrenheit.>>>>

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Interesting!!
from the baltic sea freezing for the first time since 1948, to my upstate new york aunt, who Loves to ski, having to give it up as it is too too too cold!!

It has been MY opinion, sports fans, looking through my life of 61 years, that the weather and the culture are linked! the last 35, or so, years have been a kind of "tropic flowering " period. time to do the arts and humanities and to be the most creative, in growing one's soul.
for me...that 9-11 trade center was a MARKER! a marker in time and space that the Spiritual purpose of the end of the mellenium has been gotten to! this marker was the marker for the "rollover of the age". the new mellenium has now begun!
I used to work in a Senior center. there were many programs there for one and all...arts, poetry readings, yoga, sewing, card socials, pottery.....as IF it were a time to "do all that one has not done, to grow one's soul, before the Sunset of death, approaches, one's
PERSONAL WINTER! This senior center had many such programs and social events: many senior people took full advantage of these.

I see the 1965 to 2003 times *as* just that: a time to treat life as a "senior center", as the mellium roll-over was about 35 years away!
the new Agers write of "ascension", the Christian talk of "end times and the Return of Jesus"! so everyone HAD a time of grace, a time to finish up all the unfinished karma business. A grace-time, to grow one's soul, or even finish up unfinished soul-projects from other lifetimes, that were started within that 1 AD-2000 AD time period, but for whatever reason, were not completed.

and NOW it is over and Winter sets in!
Symbolicly *AND* literaly!
[a spiritual meaning-event, collectively, must also show up in the physical world, too!! Thus "winter" must also have a winter, in the weather!]
the marker of the trade center has been passed and probably
from now on.....
every winter, for at least 5 to 7 years, will be
cold cold cold! And ya havent seen nuttin yet! i am beginning to suspect that NEXT year's winter will be even worse and be worse by a far far greater margin! snow in Miami and regular snow at the frence Mediterrianian! London will have 20 to 40 inches of snow per year and Chicago will see 30 below fareignheit!
for it is over.
that grace period is now over: probably I set up my own death-to-come, knowing just that!! thus my life-records has it recorded, so that master read it so...."one year"...from may 13th 2002! I will die at the end of this mellenium......many many will come soon, as the wars and the earthchanges accelerate!
death for all......
thus, NOW is the time to turn one's *belief* in tha fterlife....to....*knowing* that there IS an afterlife and that everyone will go there, and to
CONTINUE the great soul-growth, that was promished by the "senior center"! every life experience, touched upon here, in the earthly "indian summer", will be a "ticket of admission" to a corressponding heavely temple, after death!

Stretching my intuition a bit: perhaps "now" is about near the corresponding times of the end of the Roman empire. a great unraveling could occur, in the world's politic, and wars will be as common as soccer matches, worldwide!! In a recent astral travels, into the future, i listened to other astral travelers coming from "realtime", and they talked about the great wars...maybe the date was around 2008.
so.
winter, like Death, will come. it must be accepted. accept winter. no matter what the weather bureau says about..."this cold wave is the last one"! there will be yet another waiting in the wings to advance south!! winter will last till june and begin in september...each and every year, from
NOW
on.......

--Bush, the florida govenor, is going to try to abolish the Florida State Library, by july 1st. remove the books, save money.

---aunt writes me that," someone's grand old farmhouse burns down and they have to buy a housetrailer to put up behind the burned out house: they made a huge surprise....the heat bill for the house was $400 a month, the bill, even in this cold cold winter is $58 a month!!
moral: hunker down and simplify. Sell your antique old house and buy a housetrailer! eat lots of FAT and protein and
Make out your will and get ready for winter, in the years ahead of

GLOBAL COOLING!