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    FROM ANNE BELLRINGER TO FOURWINDS READERS, January 13, 2021 - MESSAGE FROM SANANDA: CURRENT WARNING MESSAGE

    http://www.fourwinds10.com/sit…nda/news.php?q=1610576886

    The whole text seems a bit of a mess to me.

    But the statement that alerted me, and made me laugh, is this one: "After an hour talk with both of them, including Arch Angel Michael; and Patrick, it was agreed that I shall give this message to Anne for to all who may read it at this time."


    I just can't even conceive of the idea of Esu and even Arch Angel Michael throwing away an hour of time to decide who should "receive" the message. But come on!!!!!!!!!!!


    And, by the way, who is "J." that was woken up with Anne????

    UK’s Covid Cops Call for Power to Invade Private Homes to Break up ‘Illegal Gatherings’… Again

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    Woman Arrested for Sharing Video of ‘Empty’ Hospital in England

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    I'm posting the "special interest" link again because it wasn't linked to Twitter.

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    https://rtd.rt.com/films/dangerous-music/ - 27' Documentary


    Dangerous Music

    Reviving traditional Afghan music in spite of terror threats


    Years of war and Islamic extremism have left their mark on Afghanistan’s traditional music culture. Though the Taliban was driven from power some 15 years ago, a generation was “brainwashed” into believing music was sinful and against Islam. Now, one school is trying to plant the seeds of rebirth for Afghanistan’s musical heritage, despite stiff resistance from conservative elements in society, which often leads to inter-family conflicts, death threats, and sometimes even acts of terrorism.


    When Dr. Ahmad Naser Sarmast returned to Afghanistan after the Taliban’s ouster, he found the country’s once thriving music scene in ruins, without even one orchestra capable of playing the Afghan national anthem. In an attempt to rebuild it, he turned to society’s youngest and most needy members: its children. Since 1988, there hadn’t been a school in Afghanistan dedicated to teaching children, and education in the country, especially for girls, was minimal, at best. Dr. Sarmast founded the National Music Institute of Afghanistan to transform the lives of Afghan children for the better through the study of music and ensure that the country does not lose its unique musical identity.


    Related: Music helps Palestinian children get through the devastation of war


    The project has now borne some impressive fruit. We’ll meet young Murtaza, who fell in love with the tabla on his first day of school, and sells plastic bags on the streets in the evening to support his family. Then there’s Wahid, who came to the school from the streets as a young boy and is now on the verge of graduating as an accomplished musician. He hopes to start his own music school one day to help people as he was helped. There’s also Negin, whose father split with his family, which objected to educating girls, and moved to Kabul so his daughter could study. She may be the country’s first female conductor someday and dreams of founding a national orchestra.


    Though each has faced their own hardships to attend the school, their musical success has made them optimistic, enthusiastic, and ambitious – and none is willing to give up.

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    https://rtd.rt.com/films/the-kungur-ice-cave/ - 25' Documentary


    Ice Queen of Kungur

    Visit off-limit areas in Russia’s most stunning glacier cave

    Kungur Ice Cave is one of Russia’s natural wonders. Located on the outskirts of the town of Kungur in the Perm Region of the Ural Mountains, it’s the seventh-longest gypsum cave in the world and considered one of the most beautiful glacier caves on the planet. Its caverns boast a total of 5.7 kilometres of paths, of which two are open to the public.


    Some 100,000 tourists per year explore its enchanted network of 48 grottos, which are covered by intricate ice crystals and stalagmites year-round. There are also 70 underground lakes to explore, as well as 146 vertical shafts, known as ‘organ pipes’, that connect to the surface. And this cave isn’t just an unchanging mineral kingdom. It’s a living, evolving organism teeming with eerily beautiful life that surprises scientists and locals alike.


    Join RTD, as one of our crews ventures deep into the ‘Pearl of Kungur’ to catch a rare glimpse of treasures that only speleologists, geologists, and biologists usually get to see. After crawling down a narrow hole to a closed part of the cave, you’ll see divers from the Russian Geographic Society make a stunning discovery while on a daring expedition to measure the depth of an underground lake dubbed ‘The Arctic Ocean’. The cave’s custodians will also show you what goes into making the site so safe that not a single accident has been reported in a hundred years.


    The wintry wonderland casts its powerful spell further afield, working its magic over the whole town. Atop Kungur Ice Cave sits Ice Mountain, whose hilly terrain is affected by a geological phenomenon known as karst. During this process, bedrock composed of soluble rock like gypsum becomes riddled with tunnels and holes caused by acidic water erosion. The end result is a landscape that collapses in places, producing sinkholes. RTD inspects the damage to homes suffering from subsidence and learns how geologists and town planners try to keep one step ahead of the shifts in the temperamental labyrinth.


    Kungur Ice Cave is also rumoured to have power over the future, thanks to its Singing Stone, on which visitors can make a wish. The most romantic story connected with this concerns Princess Louise of Battenberg, a descendant of Queen Victoria and the aunt of Britain's Prince Philip. During a trip to the cave on the eve of the First World War, legend has it the princess wished for a royal love match on this rock… and was not disappointed!

    RTD was granted access to this spot in the restricted part of the cave, where the princess’s name was written to commemorate her visit.

    https://rtd.rt.com/films/cycle-of-life/ - 25' Documentary


    Congo: Cycle of life

    Cycling club gives youth hope amid poverty & violence

    The residents of Goma live in the shadow of Mt. Nyiragongo, one of the most active volcanoes in Africa. In 2002, it erupted and destroyed much of the city, leaving 400,000 people homeless. Afterwards, militants from Rwanda and battles between the Congolese government and rebel forces continued the devastation. The majority of people here live without electricity, running water or basic sanitation, and there are no jobs to be had. Armed gangs hide in the nearby jungles, tempting young men with a life away from crippling poverty. The threat of violence is constantly present.


    Related: The Shegué, the Sorcerer and Che Guevara. Saving the Congo's 'witch kids


    Despite the bleak conditions, one man is trying to make a difference in the lives of the city’s youth, who must usually work menial jobs to feed their families and often resort to theft. Charlie Makongo founded the Goma Cycling Club (GCC) to give its young members something positive to occupy them so that they won’t become involved in armed groups.


    When he isn’t working his day job as a human right’s lawyer, Charlie mentors and trains a small community of about 35 budding cyclists. He also takes responsibility for feeding them after their morning training, so that they will have at least one decent meal in the day, and sees they get proper medical attention if they fall ill or take a spill. For most of the boys, the GCC is a beacon of hope that distracts them from their harsh everyday lives.


    Related: ToxiCity: A Graveyard for Electronics... and People


    The results are truly remarkable. As one of GCC’s young cyclists, Pomba, puts it, “Our father Charlie, gives us the strength to see the future. I know that one day my life with my bike will change, one day all my dreams will come true.”


    Charlie has dreams of his own. He wants to expand his project and build a cycling centre with a school, a workshop, and a special training track away from Goma’s dangerous streets.


    But a menacing cloud hangs over his plans. Nyiragono is due for another eruption. A new vent has recently formed in the northeast edge of the crater. It’s just a matter of time.


    This prospect doesn’t seem to alarm Charlie unduly, however. When asked if this ominous threat could dash his hopes for the future, he answers:

    “We can’t control the volcano, but we can control the boys.... We should be sure to bring hope through cycling. We control what we can control. If you have to run, you run!”

    https://rtd.rt.com/films/children-of-the-front/ - 27' Documentary


    Children of the Front

    A rehabilitation center that helps child soldiers erase war memories and rejoin society

    In 2012 a civil war broke out in the Central African Republic. The bloody conflict between the Muslim ‘Seleka’ and Christian ‘Anti-balaka’ militias lead to heavy casualties among civilians. The indiscriminate killing of both Christian and Muslim populations resulted in thousands of orphans and lost children being recruited by the armed groups. The children were turned into reluctant soldiers, taught to kill and regularly drugged. Not only did they witness horrific war crimes, many were forced to kill.


    Related: Inside the Chad's refugee camp for the survivors of Boko Haram attacks


    In May 2015, the warring parties agreed to a ceasefire and the demobilisation of child soldiers began. UNICEF and the Red Cross have undertaken the delicate and extremely challenging job of taking children from the war lords and reuniting them with their families. However, traumatised by war, these children might pose danger to their relatives.


    Before going home they need to be ‘deprogrammed’ in specially set up rehabilitation centres. They are given psychological help and even attend school, in many cases for the first time in their lives. They can also learn various crafts and skills to aid their socialisation and provide them with a living back in the real world.


    Related: Kenya's growing child prostitution crisis


    Meanwhile, families too need to be prepared for the return of estranged children changed by war. RT Doc meets child soldiers after the war, trying to reclaim their childhood and return to a normal life. We talk to social workers who help them relearn how to live in society and meet the commanders who gave the children drugs and sent them into battle.

    Happy " sanitized" New Year.


    Partygoers heading out to celebrate New Year’s Eve in two of Australia’s most populous states have been told by government officials what’s good for them, being warned against any random acts of affection due to the risks posed by the coronavirus.


    In the southern state of Victoria, the government wants no displays of physical contact such as kissing despite the state going 59 consecutive days with no locally acquired coronavirus cases.


    The state government has issued guidance for people not to kiss anyone outside their immediate family, to prevent celebrations becoming a super spreading event.


    Victorians are also being advised to take hand sanitizer to parties on the night and use it liberally on anyone they come in contact with, Sky News reports.


    “Just as Christmas was a little different this year, New Year’s Eve will be too,” a spokesman for the Victorian Government said.


    The spokesperson also told Victorians to carry hand sanitiser with them on New Year’s Eve if they are going to parties, and warned not to share drinks.


    In the neighboring state of NSW the advice is much the same.


    Read more : https://www.breitbart.com/asia…ng-displays-of-affection/

    Riverside County Sheriff Calls Gov. Newsom Hypocrite, Bully over ‘Dictatorial’ Enforcement of Stay-at-Home Orders

    The Riverside County Sheriff is blasting California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) over his “dictatorial” approach to enforcing lockdown and stay-at-home orders, saying that the sheriff’s department will refuse to be “blackmailed, bullied, or used as muscle against Riverside County residents.”


    Read more https://www.breitbart.com/law-…t-of-stay-at-home-orders/

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    Man Builds, Donates Nearly 40 Desks to Kids Learning Remotely: ‘I Love What I’m Doing’

    A man in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, is using his talent for carpentry to help children doing their schoolwork at home.

    When Justin Foley heard a few months ago that students in his neighborhood needed somewhere to sit and learn online this year, he came up with an idea, according to NJ.com.


    “Just after talking with parents in the area, I know there are families that are in desperate need of desks, because right now kids are working on couches, beds. You’re sitting in an uncomfortable position for hours on end,” he told the outlet.


    Foley’s own children, who are 10 and 14, are also learning remotely with the Cherry Hill School District.


    The 44-year-old got to work after he found directions on how to build the desks online.


    Read more https://www.breitbart.com/loca…ely-i-love-what-im-doing/


    Justin Foley

    https://rtd.rt.com/series/hell…series/culinary-delights/ - 27' Film documentary


    Culinary Delights.

    How local cuisine lifting Chinese people out of poverty


    One of the primary goals declared by Xi Jinping, the eradication of poverty is well underway in China. In this instalment of “Hello, China”, Anna Nedelko visits yet another part of Fujian province, where she sees first hand that having the least agricultural land per capita doesn't have to be an obstacle. With more than a thousand species of fish, algae and molluscs, Quanzhou's small fishing villages can offer an unforgettable gourmet experience, while the Yuntai mountain dwellers can make a good living by harvesting precious bamboo shoots and cultivating pomelo.

    https://rtd.rt.com/series/hell…r-working-in-partnership/ - 26' Film documentary


    The Strong Help The Weak.

    The great potential of partnerships between rich and poor regions of China


    With a population of more than 1.5 billion people, China is determined to eradicate poverty across the nation. One measure that has ensured huge advances towards that goal is a program of cooperation between prosperous and less developed towns. Russian journalist, Anna Nedelko travelled to the remote province of Fujian to crack the secret of China's economic miracle that has pulled hundreds of millions of people out of abject poverty through state investment and private sector initiatives.