The Gods of Creation and Legendary Beasts of the Guarani

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April Holloway | AncientOrigins

The ancient culture of the Guarani people, who are spread across Paraguay, Brazil, Argentina, and Bolivia, is as strong today as it was many centuries ago, sustained through an oral tradition of passing down myths and legends from one generation to the next. Included among these tales, is the Guarani creation story and the legend of the seven cursed brothers who were transformed into terrifying beasts.

Very little is known about the Guarani people prior to their contact with the Spanish conquistadors. They were a nomadic, decentralized society and had no written language, so their early history is based entirely on oral accounts.

When Europeans arrived in the 16th century, many Guarani people were converted to Christianity, leading to some of their traditions and religious practices being lost or watered down. However, many of their core beliefs have still been retained among indigenous communities in the Guaraní region, allowing their stories of creation to be retold till this day.

A Guarani child learns to hunt

A Guarani child learns to hunt (public domain)

The Guarani Creation Story

Tupa is the supreme god of the Guarani creation myth. According to their mythology, Tupa came from the sun, and with the help of the moon goddess, Arasy, he descended upon a hill in Aregúa, Paraguay, where he stood and created the universe and all of humanity. In addition, he created Tau, the spirit of evil, and Angatupyry, the spirit of good.

The original humans created by Tupa were Rupave and Sypave. They bore many children, including Marangatú, a benevolent and generous leader of his people, who in turn fathered a beautiful daughter named Kerana.

Kerana attracted the attention of Tao, the spirit of evil, who decided he must have her for his own. Tau transformed himself into a handsome young man in order to seduce Kerana, but when he arrived at her house, he found the spirit of good waiting for him. The spirits of good and evil fought for seven days and nights until Tao eventually overpowered the spirit of good. He captured Kerana and together they produced seven sons.

The Seven Legendary Monsters

Tau’s actions incurred the wrath of the high goddess Arasy, who placed a curse upon his seven sons, transforming them into terrifying beasts.

Tau and Kerana

Tau and Kerana (public domain)

Teju Jagua

The first son to be born was Teju Jagua, a beast in the form of a lizard with the head of a dog and eyes that could throw flames. Although feared for his fiery eyes, Teju Jagua could only move slowly and his temperament was calm.

Teju Jagua was known as a spirit of the caves and protector of fruits, as he would guard treasures found in caverns and would feed on fruits. He was occasionally described as being shiny, his scaly skin glistening from rolling around in gold and precious stones.

Depiction of Teju Jagua from the Mythical Museum Ramón Elías

Depiction of Teju Jagua from the Mythical Museum Ramón Elías (tripfreakz)

Mbói Tu’i

The second son of Tau and Kerana was Mbói Tu’i (“snake parrot”), a monster with the body of a serpent and the head of a parrot. His forked tongue is the color of blood, his skin is scaly, and his head is covered in feathers. It was said that he could let out a powerful squawk that could be heard over great distances and would instill terror in all who heard it.

Mbói Tu’i is the lord of the waterways and aquatic creatures. He is believed to protect all wetlands and aquatic life.

Depiction of Mbói Tu'i from the Mythical Museum Ramón Elías

Depiction of Mbói Tu’i from the Mythical Museum Ramón Elías (tripfreakz)

Moñái

The third legendary monster of the Guarani is Moñái, lord of the air and spirit of open fields. Like Mboi Tui’I, Moñái has the body of a serpent, but upon his head are two horns that function as antennae. The antennae have hypnotic powers which can mesmerize his prey, allowing him to hunt with ease.

Moñái is believed to be a mischievous creature who is fond of stealing and hiding his loot in caves. For this reason, Moñái was blamed whenever villages were raided or treasures went missing.

Depiction of Moñái from the Mythical Museum Ramón Elías

Depiction of Moñái from the Mythical Museum Ramón Elías (public domain)

Jasy Jatere

Jasy Jatere (Yasy Yatere), whose name means “a little piece of the moon”, is viewed as one of the most important gods among the Guarani. Unlike his brothers, who have a monstrous appearance, Jasy Jatere looks like a small man with long blonde hair and blue eyes. He carries a magical staff, which has the power to send people to sleep or place them in a trance.

Jasy Jatere is god of the siesta, protector of the yerba mate plant, and protector of hidden treasures. According to one version of the story, Jasy Jatere searches through villages for children who are not taking their siesta (mid-day nap). When he finds children that are not napping, he lures them into the forest with a whistle, where he imprisons them or feeds them to his cannibalistic brother, Ao Ao.

The story of Jasy Jatere continues to be told to Guarani children in order to scare them into taking a nap during their siesta.

Depiction of Jasy Jatere from the Mythical Museum Ramón Elías

Depiction of Jasy Jatere from the Mythical Museum Ramón Elías (public domain)

Kurupi

Kurupi is the spirit of fertility and sexuality. He is depicted with an enormous penis that is so large he can wrap it around his waist several times.

Kurupi with his penis wrapped around his waist

Kurupi with his penis wrapped around his waist (public domain)

Kurupi’s penis is described as being prehensile, meaning it can grasp and hold onto things. It also has the power to extend through doors and windows and enter the homes of sleeping women, causing unexpected pregnancies. Kurupi would be blamed by adulterous women to avoid the wrath of their husbands. Any children fathered by Kurupi were said to be small, ugly and hairy like their father.

Kurupi, a legendary creature from Guaraní mythology

Kurupi, a legendary creature from Guaraní mythology (public domain)

Ao Ao

Ao Ao, spirit of hills and mountains, is a sheep-like creature with large fangs who is said to enjoy the taste of humans. Ao Ao, named after the howling sound he makes, relentlessly pursues his victim. There is only one chance of escape – climbing a palm tree, which contains the power to repel the hungry beast.

Depiction of Ao Ao from the Mythical Museum Ramón Elías

Depiction of Ao Ao from the Mythical Museum Ramón Elías (tripfreakz)

Luison

The last of the seven sons to be born was Luison (Lobizón), a werewolf-like creature that lingers around cemeteries, eating rotting flesh and carrying the stench of death and decay. Luison is believed to be the lord of death and the mere touch from a Luison is a sure sign of impending death. In some Guarani communities, it is considered extremely bad luck to be born as a seventh son, as this son is believed to carry the curse of a werewolf.

Depiction of a Luison from the Mythical Museum Ramón Elías

Depiction of a Luison from the Mythical Museum Ramón Elías (public domain)

Today, the culture and traditions of the Guarani people are under threat as their numbers have drastically reduced and much of their land has been taken. Nevertheless, the Guarani remain deeply spiritual and they strive hard to retain their vivid and rich history of mythology and oral storytelling.

Featured image: The Legendary Monsters of the Guarani (public domain)

References

COLMAN, Narciso R. (Rosicrán): Ñande Ypy Kuéra (“Nuestros antepasados”), 1929

Mythical Museum Ramón Elías – the collection of Guarani creatures – TripFreakz. Available from: http://tripfreakz.com/offthebeatenpath/mythical-museum-ramon-elias

The Guarani Creation Story – Ecela Spanish. Available from: http://ecelaspanish.com/cultural-tidbit-the-guarani-creation-story/

The Seven Sons of Kerana and Tau. Available from: http://sinjininparaguay.blogspot.com/2012/03/seven-sons-of-kerana-and-tau.html

Paraguayan Myths – Project Paraguay. Available from: http://www.projectparaguay.com/myths.htm

Guarani Mythology: Myths, Legends, And Monsters From Paraguay. Available from: http://samuraijack.hubpages.com/hub/GuaraniMythology

The Guarani – Survival International. Available from: http://www.survivalinternational.org/tribes/guarani

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Dr. Oz’s New Episode Ends Controversy, Doubles Down on GMO Labeling

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Jefferey Jaxen | NaturalBlaze

Dr. Oz, choosing not to start the fight, has finished it in expert fashion. He opened his much anticipated episode with the statement,

My life’s work has been built around one simple message; you have a right and a responsibility to become a world expert on your own body. And the way you do that is to have access to the best, and most current information, multiple points of view, and diverse opinions.

At this point, the Dr. Oz show went into full investigative journalist mode exposing the underside of GMO lobbying, medical industry fraud, and falsified scientific research. This marks a new, high water mark for the show’s integrity and professionalism. A format that is sure to be a home run in the future if Dr. Oz decides to dip his toe into investigating the medial fraud and corporate collusion. At times feeling like an educational documentary on how the medical profession, scientific literature, and thought are falsely shaped. Mainstream viewers seeing this information for the first time will not forget or forgive anytime soon.

Following in the footsteps of the alternative community’s instant investigative journalism after the initial attacks on Oz, honorary Dr. Oz show investigative reporter Elizabeth Limy took things further by presenting a compelling report. In the line of fire were all ten doctors. Oz attacker Dr. Henry Miller was clearly shown to be a biotech shill and gun for hire working previously as a key supporter for the tobacco industry in the 90’s. The next target exposed was the “Rent-A-Scientist” group American Council of Science and Health (ACSH) for their work promoting cigarettes, pesticides, and GMO’s while collecting money from all three industries. Ross’s $8 million criminal Medicare fraud and jail time was another easy target for Limy’s report. Rounding out the rest of the attacker’s backgrounds showed more biotech shills and ACSH henchmen.

Also lending to the episode’s integrity were trusted names like Lisa Graves, Executive Director of Sourcewatch.org, Gary Ruskin of U.S. Right to Know, and Scott Faber of the Environmental Working Group, and Dr. Joel Fuhrman.

Fuhrman hit this crocked nail on the head by saying,

It’s ugly, its ugly…number one, they (the attackers) are not representative of the medical profession. Number two, it’s not an attack just against you (Oz), it’s an attack against all physicians, all health professionals…

Fuhrman strikes at the roots by continuing, “It’s very important we recognize this (Oz’s attacks) as being anti-American, anti-freedom, anti-the right to help people in the best way possible.”

Not even the media was safe as Fuhrman correctly chastised mainstream news outlets and reporters stating:

…what the media did to explode it (the attacks) all over the place. It was sloppy and dangerous journalism because they didn’t do their background checks, they didn’t know who these people were, they didn’t understand their agenda, and they reported a lot of things that just we not accurate.

Dr. Oz committed the remaining time to illustrating the draconian reality of The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act calling it “an attack on our free speech.” The “Dark Act” congress is proposing would deny Americans the right to label GMO foods as sixty-four other countries already have done. The future battle ground for this bill is being shaped now by $86 million in big industry lobbying to date.

In closing, Dr. Oz appeared to signal a new era for his show by saying, “I vow to you right here, right now, we will not be silenced, we will not give in.”

References:
Dr. Oz Fires Back Episode
The Dark Act Info

Jeffrey Jaxen is an open source researcher and writer on the front lines of many up and coming alternative health modalities. Jefferey is constantly working behind the scenes to bring them to the mainstream. His mission in life is to teach & empower others to take back their power and heal themselves. As a compelling writer, active health researcher, and creative force his work has been catapulted into the mainstream. Jefferey’s writing has been featured by Natural News, Infowars, Collective-Evolution, Waking Times, Om Times, Natural Blaze, and others. In addition, he has set himself apart with his growing library of unique and original spoken word pieces.

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Dr. Oz’s New Episode Ends Controversy, Doubles Down on GMO Labeling

By The Rundown Live

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Jefferey Jaxen | NaturalBlaze

Dr. Oz, choosing not to start the fight, has finished it in expert fashion. He opened his much anticipated episode with the statement,

My life’s work has been built around one simple message; you have a right and a responsibility to become a world expert on your own body. And the way you do that is to have access to the best, and most current information, multiple points of view, and diverse opinions.

At this point, the Dr. Oz show went into full investigative journalist mode exposing the underside of GMO lobbying, medical industry fraud, and falsified scientific research. This marks a new, high water mark for the show’s integrity and professionalism. A format that is sure to be a home run in the future if Dr. Oz decides to dip his toe into investigating the medial fraud and corporate collusion. At times feeling like an educational documentary on how the medical profession, scientific literature, and thought are falsely shaped. Mainstream viewers seeing this information for the first time will not forget or forgive anytime soon.

Following in the footsteps of the alternative community’s instant investigative journalism after the initial attacks on Oz, honorary Dr. Oz show investigative reporter Elizabeth Limy took things further by presenting a compelling report. In the line of fire were all ten doctors. Oz attacker Dr. Henry Miller was clearly shown to be a biotech shill and gun for hire working previously as a key supporter for the tobacco industry in the 90’s. The next target exposed was the “Rent-A-Scientist” group American Council of Science and Health (ACSH) for their work promoting cigarettes, pesticides, and GMO’s while collecting money from all three industries. Ross’s $8 million criminal Medicare fraud and jail time was another easy target for Limy’s report. Rounding out the rest of the attacker’s backgrounds showed more biotech shills and ACSH henchmen.

Also lending to the episode’s integrity were trusted names like Lisa Graves, Executive Director of Sourcewatch.org, Gary Ruskin of U.S. Right to Know, and Scott Faber of the Environmental Working Group, and Dr. Joel Fuhrman.

Fuhrman hit this crocked nail on the head by saying,

It’s ugly, its ugly…number one, they (the attackers) are not representative of the medical profession. Number two, it’s not an attack just against you (Oz), it’s an attack against all physicians, all health professionals…

Fuhrman strikes at the roots by continuing, “It’s very important we recognize this (Oz’s attacks) as being anti-American, anti-freedom, anti-the right to help people in the best way possible.”

Not even the media was safe as Fuhrman correctly chastised mainstream news outlets and reporters stating:

…what the media did to explode it (the attacks) all over the place. It was sloppy and dangerous journalism because they didn’t do their background checks, they didn’t know who these people were, they didn’t understand their agenda, and they reported a lot of things that just we not accurate.

Dr. Oz committed the remaining time to illustrating the draconian reality of The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act calling it “an attack on our free speech.” The “Dark Act” congress is proposing would deny Americans the right to label GMO foods as sixty-four other countries already have done. The future battle ground for this bill is being shaped now by $86 million in big industry lobbying to date.

In closing, Dr. Oz appeared to signal a new era for his show by saying, “I vow to you right here, right now, we will not be silenced, we will not give in.”

References:
Dr. Oz Fires Back Episode
The Dark Act Info

Jeffrey Jaxen is an open source researcher and writer on the front lines of many up and coming alternative health modalities. Jefferey is constantly working behind the scenes to bring them to the mainstream. His mission in life is to teach & empower others to take back their power and heal themselves. As a compelling writer, active health researcher, and creative force his work has been catapulted into the mainstream. Jefferey’s writing has been featured by Natural News, Infowars, Collective-Evolution, Waking Times, Om Times, Natural Blaze, and others. In addition, he has set himself apart with his growing library of unique and original spoken word pieces.

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10 Things Money Will Never Be Able To Buy You

By The Rundown Live

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Higher Perspective | The Rundown Live

1. Time.

The only thing that can buy you more time in this life is treating your body well. Statistically speaking, wealthier people do live a bit longer because they can afford good health care, but if you don’t take care of yourself, good luck buying more time.

2. Wisdom.

That comes with life, time, and experience. You can of course use some of your wealth to buy a plane ticket to India and backpack for a year. You can use it to experience new places and new things. But money doesn’t buy it.

3. Acceptance.

This one is easily the most important. Money can’t buy you the ability to accept your current situation. It can be a real gift, but it can’t buy you every little thing. Living in the present requires patience and skill.

4. Love.

You might be able to buy yourself a relationship, a trophy partner, a “lover,” but you can’t buy love with money. Love is something earned over time.

5. The Truth.

You might be able to buy influence, but money can’t buy you good people who will be honest with you always. Money won’t help you skew the truth either.

6. Peace.

Peace comes within through cultivation of thoughts and peaceful action.

7. Talent.

Talent is something that’s earned, not purchased. You can perhaps pay for classes, but simply paying for classes won’t give you a talent.

8. Health.

See #3. Only taking care of yourself will buy you good health.

9. Classiness.

The wealthy can certainly be as rude as the poorest person. You may think of yourself as “high class” but that doesn’t necessarily make you a classy fella or gal.

10. Friends.

Good ones at least. If your friends love you for your money, it’s time for new friends.

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The Muslim Brotherhood’s Fight For Egypt

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The Muslim Brotherhood's Fight For Egypt

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The Muslim Brotherhood is one of the largest Muslim groups in the world. But their religious, social, and political goals have not always been a welcome presence in Egypt. So what is the Muslim Brotherhood?

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Profile: Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-12313405
“Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood is perhaps facing the most serious crisis in its 85-year history.”

Muslim Brotherhood officially enters Egyptian politics
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2011/0608/Muslim-Brotherhood-officially-enters-Egyptian-politics
“After being officially banned from politics for decades, Egypt’sMuslim Brotherhood is charging into the political fray under its official banner, looking to become a major player in the post-revolution government.”

Egypt’s Morsi sentenced to 20 years in jail
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/04/egypt-morsi-sentenced-150421063227546.html
“A Cairo court has sentenced former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and 12 other defendants to 20 years in prison.”

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Hillary Clinton Calls For ‘Toppling’ the 1%…While Being Bankrolled by the 1%

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Hillary Clinton must think we’re too stupid to use the internet.

This really happened. As crazy as it sounds, Hillary Clinton is trying to repackage her war-torn reputation into a populist spitting image of progressive icon Elizabeth Warren. The New York Times reports that “Mrs. Clinton pointed at the top category and said the economy required a ‘toppling’ of the wealthiest 1 percent, according to several people who were briefed on Mrs. Clinton’s policy discussions.”

The New York Times and Huffington Post didn’t bother asking the questions that should have been asked, with their reporting easily summed up by the opening line in the HuffPo peice: “Hillary Clinton believes that strengthening the middle class and alleviating income inequality will require ‘toppling’ the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans, according to a New York Times profile published on Tuesday.” That statement, so far, has gone relatively unquestioned by the corporate media.

But, as we all know, politicians tend to say things when they’re campaigning that differ greatly from what they actually do in real life. Firstly, Hillary Clinton’s stance that the 1% needs to be toppled goes directly against the interests of her biggest financiers. Behold her greatest campaign contributors since 1989 below:

A few familiar faces — Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Time Warner, 21st Century Fox (?) — which all happen to fall under the 1% category that Hillary is now claiming to despise. But Wall Street knows the name of the game, it is their game now after all, isn’t it? Politico asked them what they thought about Hillary’s pseudo-populist agenda a few days ago:

Back in Manhattan, the hedge fund managers who’ve long been part of her political and fundraising networks aren’t sweating the putdown and aren’t worrying about their take-home pay just yet.

It’s ‘just politics,’ said one major Democratic donor on Wall Street, explaining that some of Clinton’s Wall Street supporters doubt she would push hard for closing the carried-interest loophole as president, a policy she promoted when she last ran in 2008.

William Cohan at Politico added,

Down on Wall Street they don’t believe it for a minute. While the finance industry does genuinely hate Warren, the big bankers love Clinton, and by and large they badly want her to be president. Many of the rich and powerful in the financial industry—among them, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein, Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman, Tom Nides, a powerful vice chairman at Morgan Stanley, and the heads of JPMorganChase and Bank of America—consider Clinton a pragmatic problem-solver not prone to populist rhetoric. To them, she’s someone who gets the idea that we all benefit if Wall Street and American business thrive. What about her forays into fiery rhetoric? They dismiss it quickly as political maneuvers. None of them think she really means her populism.

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Wall Street knows it’s all politics. They continue funneling money into her campaign knowing that once she gets into office everything will be just fine for the 1%. These superficial, pseudo-populist calls for empowerment of the common working American will fall to the wayside once she’s elected. Hillary Clinton’s campaign is expected to raise $2 billion dollars during her 2016 presidential run. A large portion of that money is expected to come from two of her closest support groups in the private sector: Wall Street and the military-industrial-complex. Not exactly surprising considering her cozy ties to the banking industry and her track record of supporting pretty much every war America has been in since she became a politician.


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Egyptologists Unearth Tomb of Long Lost Pharaoh so Ancient Only His Name is Known

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Many people think of ancient Egyptian dynasties as fairly well-documented, but there were many kings whose lives and deeds are lost in the dust of time. One was King KhaBa of the Old Kingdom’s Third Dynasty of 2650 to 2575 BC.

As with so many kings, KhaBa’s name, which means ‘The Soul Appears’ or ‘Radiant Soul’, is recorded but very little else is known about him. That may soon change, as a tomb of KhaBa in the Quesna archaeological site in Nile Delta has been uncovered. It is the first tomb excavated from this period.

The mud-brick monument was first uncovered at Quesna in 2010, but it was not until last year that the archaeological team returned for further investigations. A press release from the Ministry of Antiquities reports that: “excavations revealed the tomb to be 14.1 m long north-south, by 6.0 m wide east-west, with a corridor chapel 3.0 m wide nearly running the length of its east side. It is a tripartite tomb, with the southern section having a rubble fill representing the primordial mound of creation, the northern section containing the burial shaft and the serdab, with the central section holding the double burial chamber.”

The most significant finding was made just a few days ago, when the research team found a remarkable artifact in one of the burial niches – a seal impression bearing the name of King Khaba.

Artifact found in the burial tomb carrying the name of King Khaba

Artifact found in the burial tomb carrying the name of King Khaba (Egypt Exploration Society)

“The discovery of this tomb is a great achievement. We still do not know much about this king and his dynasty, much study and research much be done to unveil its history,” said Mamdouh al-Damaty, on April 20, 2015.

Al-Damaty said KhaBa probably ruled around 2670 BC. He is one of the earliest kings of the Old Kingdom. The Tour Egypt website says KhaBa may have been one of the names of Huni, who was king later in the Third Dynasty. Another king of the Third Dynasty, Djoser, has more fame and a more spectacular pyramid (see below).

Granite head of an Old Kingdom pharaoh, thought to be Huni, who's been identified with KhaBa. These men rule circa 2650-2600 BC.

Granite head of an Old Kingdom pharaoh, thought to be Huni, who’s been identified with KhaBa. These men rule circa 2650-2600 BC. (Photo by JMCC1/Wikimedia Commons)

“We know very little about the king, who probably occupied the throne of Egypt near the end of the 3rd Dynasty, named Khaba,” says TourEgypt.net. … “His nswt-bity [kingly] and nbty [heraldic goddess] names are unknown. It has been suggested that the king’s birth name might have been Teti. In the Turnin King List, this king’s name is marked as ‘erased,’ but is credited with a reign of six years. The fact that his name was marked as ‘erased’ may mean that there were dynastic problems, or simply that the scribe who composed the Turin King List was unable to read his name from more ancient records.”

KhaBa predates the time when the term pharaoh was applied to Egyptian kings.

Prior to the recent find at Quesna by National Geographic and Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities, KhaBa had been known from archaeological evidence at four or five sites, including a mastaba, or early type of pyramid, at Zawiyet al-Aryan where eight alabaster bowls with his serekh were found. A serekh is like a seal that indicates a king’s name.

However, this is the first tomb excavated in more than a century that can be attributed to the reign of King Khaba.

A name of the Egyptian king Khaba was etched on an alabaster vessel. It is now in the Petrie Museum in London.

A name of the Egyptian king Khaba was etched on an alabaster vessel. It is now in the Petrie Museum in London. (Udimu/Wikimedia Commons)

The most famous Third Dynasty king was Netjerykhet, who is said to have founded a new epoch in ancient Egypt.

Aerial view of Djoser's step pyramid at Saqqara

Aerial view of Djoser’s step pyramid at Saqqara (Photo by RThiele/Wikimedia Commons)

“Also known as Djoser, he ruled for almost two decades and is accredited with building the Step Pyramid at Saqqara,” says Tour Egypt. “The king’s vizier, Imhotep, was the architect of that great tomb, and of the magnificent Funerary Complex of Djoser at Saqqara. Egypt experienced a seven year famine during Djoser’s reign, so he sought the counsel of Imhotep and one of his governors, Medir, and agreed to travel to Elephantine at Aswan. Once there he erected a temple to the god Khnum, who was said to controlled the flow of the Nile. The famine ended, miraculously enough, and people believed it was due to this act of faith.”

Featured image: The newly identified tomb of Khaba (Egypt Exploration Society)

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Police So Out of Control, this Judge Explains How and Why You should Always Flex Your Rights

By TheRundownLive

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Jay Syrmopoulos | FreeThoughtProject

Washington, D.C. – A sitting judge, Justice Janice Rogers Brown, has advised citizens on how to deal with police attempting to engage in “fishing expeditions.”

Brown urges citizens to address officers “firmly, politely, (and) respectfully,” and to exercise their right to end “voluntary” encounters with police by stating:

“I do not wish to have an encounter with the police right now. Am I free to leave?”

On Tuesday, Brown, as part of a three-judge panel in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, said members of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Gun Recovery Unit are allowed to approach people on the street. They can then inquire as to whether they were carrying firearms and would consent to a search.

While agreeing that those encounters are legitimate, Brown expressed displeasure with the situation by writing a separate concurring opinion.

“Our jurisprudence perpetuates a fiction of voluntary consent where none exists,” Brown wrote.

The honesty from a sitting judge was refreshing, yet startling, as Brown wrote:

With the guise of voluntary consent stripped away, the reality of the District’s regime is revealed. It is a rolling roadblock that sweeps citizens up at random and subjects them to undesired police interactions culminating in a search of their persons and effects. If the Fourth Amendment is intended to offer meaningful protection in the context of Terry stops, the voluntary-consent exemption cannot be used to engage with members of the public en masse and at random to fabricate articulable suspicions for virtually every citizen officers encounter on patrol.

What Brown is essentially saying is that when militarized officers dressed for war, approach civilians on the street and request that they allow a search, citizens have only the illusion of freedom in that situation. The person is being coerced to comply, as the officer will often attempt to use a refusal or other reaction as a means of justifying the search.

Brown says if an officer states a person can’t leave, “then coercion will cease to masquerade as consent. Our courts will be forced, at last, to directly grapple with the reality of the District’s policy of routinized and involuntary seizures.”

The commentary from Brown was in response to the case of Will Gross, which was before the court.

According to the National Law Journal:

Gross was walking in southeast Washington when police officers in a car pulled up next to him. One officer said, “[H]ey, it is the police, how are you doing? Do you have a gun?” Gross didn’t answer. The officer then asked, “Can I see your waistband?” Gross lifted up his jacket and the officers started to drive away.

But another officer in the car was suspicious and asked the driver to stop. As the officer stepped out of the car, he asked Gross if he could check him for a gun. Gross ran away. During the chase, an officer said he saw Gross pat his right side, which the officer suspected might mean he had a gun. The officer caught up to Gross and put him handcuffs. A frisk revealed a .40-caliber semiautomatic handgun.

The D.C. Circuit agreed with the trial judge that Gross wasn’t subjected to an unlawful seizure under the Fourth Amendment when an officer first asked if he was carrying a gun and if he would show his waistband. D.C. Circuit Judges Sri Srinivasan and Harry Edwards heard the case along with Brown.

This case was not the first time Brown has raised questions about police tactics, as she wrote a dissenting opinion in a 2007 case that addressed when a seizure begins under the Fourth Amendment.

“In my view, truly consensual conversation (‘Have you seen this man?’) in which police are on equal terms with ordinary citizens is very different from a confrontation in which police target a particular person because they suspect him to be the criminal described in a police broadcast,” Brown wrote.

In that case, U.S. v Goddard, Brown took issue with officers with officers detaining a group of black men “conversing peaceably in front of a gas station” while searching for a suspect described as “a black male, 5’8” to 5’10” in height, about 180 to 190 pounds, wearing a black jacket or coat and blue jeans.”

“Apparently, a ‘lookout’ broadcast encompassing virtually any casually dressed black man in the vicinity made all black males fair game,” Brown wrote. “Such a generic description should never be a sufficient basis for a Terry stop.”

It seems that Brown has a very good understanding of exactly how police are utilizing the authority granted them by the state. Obviously this judge gets it.

When a sitting judge tells American citizens not engage in voluntary conversations with law enforcement, you might just live in a police state.

This important message from Brown needs to be heard by people across the America, please share this story and help empower your fellow citizens!


Jay Syrmopoulos is an investigative journalist, freethinker, researcher, and ardent opponent of authoritarianism. He is currently a graduate student at University of Denver pursuing a masters in Global Affairs. Jay’s work has previously been published on BenSwann.com and WeAreChange.org. You can follow him on Twitter @sirmetropolis, on Facebook at Sir Metropolis and now on tsu.

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Election 2016: Will You Be Voting for the US War Machine?

By The Rundown Live

Election 2016: Will You Be Voting for the US War Machine?

Joseph Lemieux | ANTIMEDIA

The United States of America. Home to millions of people and commonly mistaken as the freest nation in the world. If you’ve ever wondered what living in a Historical Empire must be like, you’re in luck! Most of us are already living in that Modern Imperialistic Empire.

This time stakes are higher, weapons are deadlier, and the information is muddier; the citizens are all the more ignorant.

Torture camps and black sites are still allowed to exist; they only help support more extremism. The drone program that voids international law continues to exist and has expanded, killing more innocents than actual enemies. It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy of perpetual war.

The 2016 elections will serve for one thing: to seal Americans’ consent for perpetual war and continued empire. We bought the anti-war change for America in 2008 and 2012 and since then, America has been in more conflict. A vote in 2016 is a vote for Empire and its expansion.

Directed/Edited: Joseph Lemieux
Script: David Slater/Joseph Lemieux


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