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Hello! I'm Anne Guildenstern, that's not my real name though. Heh, you can call me Anne. I just talk about random things I guess. But thats okay, right? Thats all! No other information needed.
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Video showing officer punching 14-year-old boy under the scanner, the investigation started.
A police officer from Northern California is under investigation after a video has surfaced in which he was captured punching a 14-year-old black boy. He had pinned the boy to the ground. The video was posted by the family and friends of the boy on Twitter. It showed an officer from Rancho Cordova that is a city in the east of Sacramento holding him in the dirt at the point with his hand on his neck and striking him several times in the chest. The boy was cited for possession of a tobacco product, according to the police, and released to his parents. A person who identified themselves on Twitter as the boy’s sister said it was a Swisher Sweet, a type of cigar.
The rural-urban is divided into California over COVID-19 infection rates.
Governor Gavin Newsom is signaling every now, and then that economy in California will begin to reopen soon but slowly. He compared it to sliding a dimmer switch incrementally on. He said that the state is now a single geography. The assault COVID-19 had on the state has hit different parts at different levels.
A Sacramento Bee review of the infection along with the death rates in 58 counties of California, showed that there is a vast difference in the depth of the crisis, especially between lightly-hit rural and harder-hit urban spots. Notably, the infection and death rates in the state as a whole, as measured against the state population, show that California, as of this week, has done much better than the nation.
California scaled up 1st-In-US Electric Truck Sale Proposal.
The regulators of California strengthened a proposed first-in-the-nation rule that would force automakers to sell more electric delivery vans and work trucks. The state has the country’s worst air quality. The updated government proposed by the California Air Resources Board has asked the automakers to sell a certain percentage of zero-emission trucks per year.
By 2035, the board estimates at least 20% of these trucks on the road would be electric. Paul Cort, an attorney for Earthjustice’s Right to the Zero campaign, said in his statement that this would be transformative. At some point in the future, these makers are going to realize that it does not make sense to make zero-emission trucks and combustion trucks to serve the same market.
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American hip-hop artist Cardi B is launching her own show called "Cardi Tries".
The show will air on Thursdays on Kim's Facebook and Instagram.
In the new episode, Cardi will be trying something outside of her repertoire, be it ballet dancing, stunt driving, putting out fires or training.
She will be joined by actors, athletes and experts in each field, including Michelle Rodriguez from The Fast and the Furious, Debbie Allen from Grey's Anatomy, basketball star Damian Lillard and country music singer Mickey Guyton.
over a quarter of Americans say they probably will not receive the coronavirus vaccine.
As the United States begins the most ambitious vaccination drive in its history, with images of relieved health care workers getting a shot in the arm flashing across TV screens and news sites, fresh data revealed that more than one-quarter of Americans say they probably or definitely would not take a coronavirus vaccine.
First case of COVID-19 in wild mink detected in the USA
Farmed minks are known to be susceptible to the virus, and cases have been reported on fur farms in Europe and the United States.
This is the first known finding of the coronavirus (Sars-Co-V2) in free-range minks. According to Dr. Dan Horton, a veterinary expert at the University of Surrey, the case raises concerns that the infection could spread between wild minks.
But he said there is currently no evidence that the infection was transmitted from mink to mink outside of farms.
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एनएसयूआई के राष्ट्रीय प्रभारी ने दिया अपने पद से इस्तीफा, महासचिव (संगठन) पर लगाए गंभीर आरोप
कांग्रेस की अंतरिम अध्यक्ष सोनिया गांधी पार्टी के शीर्ष नेतृत्व के साथ अहम बैठक कर रही हैं। मुश्किल वक्त से गुजर रही कांग्रेस के लिए यह बैठक काफी अहम मानी जा रही है क्योंकि इसमें सोनिया को लेटर लिखने वाले 23 नेताओं के ग्रुप के भी कुछ नेता शामिल हैं। दूसरी तरफ कांग्रेस को झटका देते हुए एनएसयूआई की राष्ट्रीय प्रभारी रूचि गुप्ता ने शनिवार को पार्टी से इस्तीफा दे दिया। उन्होंने पार्टी के महासचिव (संगठन) केसी वेणुगोपाल पर कई इकाईयों के पुनर्गठन में देरी करने और पार्टी को नुकसान पहुंचाने का आरोप लगाते हुए यह इस्तीफा दिया है। गुप्ता ने ट्विटर पर पार्टी से इस्तीफे की घोषणा की।
UNEARTHING THE MYSTERIES BEHIND REINCARNATION
By Obinna Nnajiuba.
‘’Truth being the essence of all that is, is not difficult to find: it is within us and we are within it. It is like light and the blind do not see it"(Eliphas Levi). Though cases and evidences of reincarnation abounds, in my clime those who don't believe in it, were ask and meant not to believe in it by the imperialist and the Christian crusaders through their numerous brainwashing techniques, as opined by Chief Fred Nwaike a native of okporo clan in Orlu local government area of Imo State, Nigeria.
A French chemist Antino Laurent Laroise in the late eighteenth century discovered a certain law known as the law of conservation of mass and energy, this natural law states that matter can neither be created nor destroyed, but can only change from one state to another.
Years later, however, several scientists including John Dalton and Albert Einstein refined and expanded on the principle. They found that the total amount of matter and energy in the universe always remains the same.
Every aspect of the universe is part of a phenomenal recycling effort. We as souls, are divine sparks of God, that which can neither be created nor destroyed. This doesn’t mean that the human population on earth remains the same, for the soul can reincarnate in more than one physical body.
Reincarnation is also known as transmigration or metempsychosis, in religion and philosophy.
Rebirth of the aspect of an individual that persist after bodily death-weather it be consciousness, mind, the soul or some other entity in one or more successive existence, this rebirth is basically hinged on karma, however, worthy of note, is the fact that we stop reincarnating once perfection is attained.
Depending upon the tradition of the people , these existences occur and are basically noticeable in humans, in some other climes, Enugu State, south East Nigeria, for instance, it is believed that a masculine soul can reincarnate into a feminine body depending on the souls karmic obligations.
Reincarnation is the belief that each of us goes through a series of lifetimes for a purpose of spiritual, soul development and attainment of worthy ancestor hood or simply put , that reincarnation is the rebirth of the same soul in different bodies.
Those who believe in reincarnation take the view that when they die their spirits continue and after a period of rest and recuperation are born again, in order to fulfill one's karmic obligations.
Achebe in an attempt to explain this concept of reincarnation said that in igbo belief, a man does not die, life does not end by death, one only goes back to where he comes from on completion of his mission on earth through birth, death and rebirth.
In his contribution, Idowu said that the Nupes believe in the existence of two human souls on earth, one of these souls will go back to God while the other reincarnates to continue the existence. On the other hand, the Yorubas believe that the soul of the dead man goes to the presence of God to be judged, if the soul lived a righteous life while on earth, the soul will remain with God to choose between coming back to this earth world again as a child. But if the soul is convicted, then the soul will face her negative karma.
It is funny to hear people deny reincarnation simply because they do not know much about it.
Due to the exhibition of certain characteristics, people of different cultures have different names given to people to indicate that they have returned again to this earth world. To the Igbo’s , Nnanna, Nnenna, Nnenne, Ogbonna, Nnedim, Nnadim. To Yoruba's Yetunde which means Nnenna when translated to Igbo . It's also observable in AKAN such names as ‘Ababio’ meaning someone has come.
NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE
Some people have had near death experience. They were able to view their injured body from above and had a glimpse of the higher world. Most, have extremely happy and uplifting experiences like the case of Mazi Okereke Ahuekwe a Godian with the Abuja, Jabi Branch,in 1993 according to him was involved in a ghastly motor accident on his way to his workshop in Suluja in Niger State, when the accident occurred he felt unconscious and remain in that state for some minutes, he found himself in a lonely environment and well decorated walk part and walk for over 30miles while on the move, he saw a white house on top of a mountain and decided to trace the way to the white house, he then discovered a four way junction and heard a voice that said to him to move straight up, upon aging closer he saw a mammoth crowd and try to force himself into the crowd only to discover that it was him that was on the flow with bruises all over his body , immediately he woke up to discover himself lying on the floor in real life with same crowd all surrounding him and bruises all over his body.
Spirits never die, it does not grieve for its physical body. Many tell of meeting old friends or relatives who have passed on or great encounter with great majestic beings who greet them but say the time for their death has not yet arrived. Those who return to their physical body often feel totally different about their lives, they are often free of the fear of death and are able to live life more fully.
And there are those who have had out-of-body experience. These experiences are similar to near death experience but can occur under more ordinary circumstances. The person is able to shift his attention away from the physical realm and travel in the spirit body. After such experience, it's hard to be afraid of death because the continuity becomes so apparent.
SOME OTHER PLANES OF EXISTENCE.
When the physical body dies, the spirit goes on to exist on other planes of God. The spirit may stay on these planes for a day, a hundred or thousand years or more before reincarnating depending on the spirit(soul) mission, its karmic obligation and its level of spiritual development .
For many, this in-between time of waiting could be referred to as waiting in the ‘astral plane’ which is the one of the planes of existence.
REINCARNATE SPIRIT AND YOUR CHI.
For one to lead a seamless life, he must first know his reincarnate spirit otherwise known as your ‘chi’, and at same time identify oaths and remarks taken in the previous life (iyi uwa), and begin to to work towards appeasing the karma especially when the karma is in the negative and position themselves properly when its positive.
That is the reason you hear names like, Chibuzo, (God first), Chinaemere (God provides), Chinedu (God guides), and on the other hand the reincarnate spirit (Chi), shouldn't be mistaken for the Supreme creator(Chukwu) .
However, in all things, one is expected to know his reincarnate spirit and offer the right sacrifices to her, (maka na onye bury ChI ya uzo ogbagbo onweya na oso) .
REINCARNATION EXPLAINS PARTS OF OUR PERSONALITY
Reincarnation provides an explanation for various elements of our personality. ‘Why does a young child show great musical talents whereas his parents have none’?
The reason could be that these talents may have been developed in a previous reincarnation or desire that was carried over and subtle memory persists.
Reincarnation according to the Bhagavad Gita, unlike what is popularly believed, you can yourself decide as to what you want to become in your next life. Same is also obtainable in Igbo culture. It is said that if you strongly feel about something, you might become that in your next birth.
Unfulfilled wishes as mentioned earlier, if a human dies with a lots of unfulfilled wishes, he or she will not be released from the shackles of life and death so easily. His soul might become a ghost and will wander around the mortal life until he attains liberation, those who fall in this category are those who left this earth world untimely.
EVIDENCES OF REINCARNATION
The demonstration of similar personality characteristics and skills not learned in the current life .It is said that all our memories right from the beginning of time are stored in our unconscious mind. However, very few of us are able to recollect those memories and if we do, we may forget about them soon after. Therefore, cases where individuals actually recall past lives have been properly documented and in some cases investigated.
People have returned to where they lived in a former life to perform certain obligations, like greetings and discussions with the people they left behind and even located objects only the dead person would know where it was kept.
Recently in 2018, during the search of evidences to support this research work, I visited a small community called Akuma, in Oru East local Government Area of Imo state, Nigeria, where I met with an old man of about 90 years who shared this story with me about one of his sons who was in his mid 50’s at the time. According to him, when the said son was given birth to, and he was about 4 years old, he went to his late fathers house and was busy searching the entire house , when the little boy was confronted, his response went thus ‘I am looking for my knife’. The dad stuttered and promised to buy the little boy a knife.
The next day the Mum went to the market and bought a blunt kitchen knife for the boy, upon return the little boy rejected the knife and responded, “this is not my kind of knife”.
Subsequently the little boy fell ill with a life threatening illness, while it ragged, one day the Dad decided to approach a diviner, who later told him that son is a reincarnate of the late Dad, and that what he is looking for is not a kitchen knife rather the palm wine tapping knife and the solution to the little boys sickness, was that the palm wine tapping kind of knife should be replaced for the little boy.
The next day, they went to the market and bought the knife and from that moment the little boy was made whole permanently till this day.
What exactly happens after our death, is something that is shrouded in mysteries.
When a person is said to have reincarnated, the new-born child sometimes carries some remarkable scars previously born on the person. The dead one transfers his features, his personality or his gender to the new-born grandchild. Reincarnation explains many things that have puzzled many great thinkers. It explains why some people are much more intelligent than others. The weaker minds are in the early stages of their development. It explains why some seemingly innocent people suffer on earth. They are suffering and at the same time paying a karmic debt accumulated in their previous life. it explains the striking physical and behavioral similarities often observed between the living and the death.
Within this framework of lessons that need to be learned as the soul strives to attain perfection, is the central idea that the soul is constantly experiencing consequences of its previous choices (what a man sow, he shall reap).
It is said that karma, both good and bad, decides our fate for the next life until perfection is attained. If we do good karma, we are most likely to have a blessed life in the next cycle, while poor karma can make us be born in poor and unfavorable conditions, therefore disregard anyone coming to preach to you about heaven and hell, cause both situations are in your hands.
REINCARNATION A WIDELY HELD BELIEVE
Many people hold the belief in reincarnation. It simply means that certain traits of the departed are reproduced in a child born in his immediate family. Be proud to express what you believe in, most world religions hold a belief in reincarnation and these include Godianism ( African Traditional Religion), Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Sikhism etc, they all hold in common doctrine of karma(the law of cause and effect) (iwu ometara buru), which states that, what one does in this present life will have its effect in the present life and or in the subsequent reincarnation.
At least one-fourth of the world population believe in reincarnation , this makes it one of the most widely-held spiritual tenets.
Belief in reincarnation is as old as mankind, it is a very old view point. If you accept this form of spiritual existence as true, it makes more sense than belief in the fictitious heaven and hell tales.
THE MORGUE A DUMP SITE.
In recent times and in modern African society, it's believed that the best place to preserve the dead is in the morgue.
Our forefathers, being knowledgeable enough, realized that at the demise of an individual, the best thing to do for the dead is to bury his remains immediately or the next day with the accompanying burial rites. This is because the soul or the incarnate spirit which is the life in the man is gone.
The morgue is a mere dumping ground, what actually takes place at the event of death is simply a transition, when the flesh gets weak, it dies, the spirit waits again to wear a new flesh to be reborn.
Imagine a man sets out on a journey and on his way got beaten up by the rain, what will naturally happen, is that the man would return back home to change the clothes and continue on his journey.
The clothes may have been changed but the individual still remains the same. Humans don't actually die. That is exactly what scientists try to explain using the law of conservation of mass and energy.
WHY ARE WE SEPARATED FROM OUR PAST?
To survive here on this Earth world, one must be able to focus on the "now" and in the current activities and also learn to deal with his day to day events.
The Divine shields us from confusion by pulling the veil over our memory whenever rebirth takes place.
Previous life memories are accessible through meditation, through this exercise, one will be able to remember past lives, you can also be able to remember those whom you have had contact with.
This spiritual exercise can help one solve certain current spiritual problems.
Information concerning your past is stored on the causal plan and can be viewed as easy as possible, provided you are detached enough to handle them.
The earth world is like a school, we seldom return here to continue our spiritual maturity class. Soul in harmony with the law of karma chooses its next incarnation, is also able to choose her parents, siblings, kind of job or career and every other circumstances that suits the soul's spiritual need and development.
Here, the soul is not much concerned about riches, power, pain or pleasure, the soul is simply looking for her next spiritual experience and is compelled to balance her karmic account.
HOW MANY TIMES CAN SOMEONE REINCARNATE?
Owing to the fact that the ultimate end of a man is a worthy ancestor hood in the spirit world and everlasting state of spiritual perfection, fulfillment peace and happiness.
Recall like I said earlier, that man’s soul is immortal and indestructible, hence can pass through this earth severally in search of perfection.
Igbo people therefore, share the belief that one has the ability of reincarnating several times hence the saying “Uwam uwa asaa” (till my seventh reincarnation) .
However it’s important to note that the dead can reincarnate in more than one place and in one physical body.
One may wonder how to know who reincarnated, let say in a family? In igbo land for instance, one of the ways to know is through the AFA (fortune telling).
Sometimes, the reincarnating soul reveals to some of the family members whom they loved or trusted. Also, the new born may bear a mark on the body that is borne at the exact place, the dead had it before his demise.
In some cases too, the dead while alive reveal this by making promises either to close relatives or friends, that they shall be reincarnating in their household when they are no more or in their next life. This phenomenon is called ‘Ika agba’ in igbo land.
All things in nature liv e and die in a circle. The leaves fall , each dry season to sprout again next rainy season, so why should human beings not also return when the season is right?