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The Ocean Cleanup Is Starting, Aims To Cut Garbage Patch By 90% By 2040

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A close-up computer rendering of The Ocean Cleanup system.ERWIN ZWART/THE OCEAN CLEANUP

A massive cleanup of plastic in the seas will begin in the Pacific Ocean, by way of Alameda, California. The Ocean Cleanup, an effort that’s been five years in the making, plans to launch its beta cleanup system, a 600-meter (almost 2,000-foot) long floater that can collect about five tons of ocean plastic per month.

It’s a start. The launch date is September 8, and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch being targeted is more than 1,000 nautical miles from the launch point and on the move.

The Ocean Cleanup plans to monitor the performance of the beta, called System 001, and have an improved fleet of 60 more units skimming the ocean for plastics in about a year a half. The ultimate goal of the project, founded by Dutch inventor Boyan Slat when he was 18, is to clean up 50% of the patch in five years, with a 90% reduction by 2040.

The organization will take time to learn lessons from System 001, but “we are in a big hurry,” said Lonneke Holierhoek, chief operating officer at The Ocean Cleanup. “We really see the urgency in starting the cleanup because there’s so much harm that could happen with this plastic that’s floating out there.”

You’ve probably heard the latest stunning study on ocean plastic: By 2050 oceans are expected to contain more plastics than fish, according to the World Economic Forum.

The garbage patch is so large, it is easily detectable from space via satellites and covers roughly 1.6 million square kilometers and 1.8 trillion pieces of debris. The trash is collected and trapped within a circulating ocean current, called a gyre. This prevents the distribution of the garbage patch, a benefit when creating a system to collect the plastic.

The floating boom system, after undergoing testing, will be towed out 1,400 miles to the garbage patch around mid-October and begin collecting trash. The floating boom drifts along with the local currents, creating a U-shaped formation. As the boom floats, it collects trash in the U shaped system, which has 10 feet of netting below it to collect smaller fragments of plastic. Once the boom is full, a vessel will meet the boom to collect the plastic and transport it to land for sorting and recycling.

The idea is that the 10 feet of netting is not deep enough that fish can’t swim below it, with the hope that the boom will collect trash and not fish. However, this is something that remains to be seen in the open ocean.

While the organization has ambitious plans and the technology still remains unproven in the open ocean, they are the closest to a solution to cleaning up the garbage patch we have. No other company has a deployable system able to clean up the garbage patch on this scale.

The company is backed by some heavy hitters in the tech industry, including Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and Marc Benioff, the chief executive of Salesforce.com

Continued testing and deployment of additional boom systems will help further refine the systems to be more efficient and less disruptive to ocean ecosystems.

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NOVEMBER 3rd: TOBI HUNT PRESENTS

What is Earth Acupuncture? How Does It Improve Health and Well-being?

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD, 2018  

Time: 10AM for networking  10:30am- Noon presentation

Featuring: KAREN RICE KING

Please join us for this fascinating event!

Earth Acupuncture is working with the meridians of the Earth, very similar to that of the human body with acupuncture needles. Copper rods, or “needles,” are left in the ground, and people who live on the property where an installation has taken place report that they sleep better and find better health. Pets often take on the electrical and geopathic stressors, and as soon as the house is mitigated, the pets move to a different spot in the house to sleep. Real estate folks use these methods to get a property “cleared” to sell.

 

Master Dowser, Karen Rice King, studied and worked with the internationally known Slim Spurling. In 1996 Slim granted Karen the use of the term EARTH ACUPUNCTURE and encouraged her to start her own training of apprentices, which she has done.  She began this work as part of her private practice in Boulder, Colorado. She will even give us a live demonstration outside my home.

 

Karen Rice King, BA, CHAP, Psychotherapist

Master Dowser Energy Worker (Earth Acupuncture, LLC)

Global Shamanic Teacher (Ruffled Feathers, LLC.)

Ordained Minister

Karen@karenriceking.com

**PLEASE NOTE: You are required to pay in advance which confirms and guarantees your seat. This event is only open to 12 women and men. Seating is limited. You are welcome to bring a friend or another family member too.   This event is $25.00 a person.

Please sign up on my website at this link:  http://tobihuntevents.com/earth-acupucture-party-november-3rd/ 

**Your seat will be reserved upon receipt of payment and the directions will follow prior to the event.**

Cancellation policy:
Please note: I have to guarantee a specific number of attendees to the featured speaker. I put a lot of time and effort into these events, so please show up on time or give me at least five days advanced notice if you cannot attend or you will be charged a $25.00 cancellation fee. If you are unable to attend, you are also welcome to find a replacement.

I look forward to hearing from you. These events are really powerful, a great networking experience and quite informative.

Here’s to a fabulous event experience!

Warm regards,

Tobi Hunt

Tobi Hunt

tobi@tobihuntevents.com

www.tobihuntevents.com

303-926-4304 home office

303-263-2638 mobile

 

EARTH ACUPUNCTURE TESTING INQUIRY, 10/23/18

Hello Deirdre!

Thanks for your interest!

I have been in New Mexico working and preparing for Spring, 2019 workshops.

My process is that first we set a time for me to come to your home for $100, which is applied to any services you decide you may want.  I am there at least an hour interviewing you, testing the property for 20 feet on the South and West side of the home, while you watch.  I then show you what a full EARTH ACUPUNCTURE installation looks like.  We go back in the home and discuss all options and either then or later the same day I send my assessment and estimates for various options via email to you for you to contemplate.

I gather my research primarily on the health of the residents and their pets.  However, if you look on my website at TESTIMONIALS or click on the EARTH ACUPUNCTURE SECTION you will get a lot more perspective on this work, and all the benefits.

I also recommend that you look for EARTH ACUPUNCTURE discussions on my BLOG, which you can open right there on the website as well.  And if you open the BLOG for SLIM SPURLING’S LIGHT-LIFE TOOLS, you will read about products I sell associated with my work.

I am excited to schedule with you at your earliest convenience.  I will be back in the office SATURDAY, the 27th of this upcoming week and if we exchange CELL NUMBERS, we will have an easier time at communicating.

I look forward to our getting together!  Karen

Karen Rice King, BA, CHAP, Psychotherapist

Master Dowser Energy Worker (EARTH ACUPUNCTURE, LLc.)

Shamanic Practitioner/Global Shamanic Teacher

(RUFFLED FEATHERS, LLc.)

Ordained Minister

Karen@karenriceking.com

 

 

 

 

FROM NEW MEXICO TO PANAMA! 10/17/2018 ‘Transmission’

UPDATES:  From PANAMA and NEW MEXICO!

So great to hear what you are up to!  I am on my 3rd week in New Mexico.  Setting up workshops, tests of properties through colleagues and friends, and house/pet- sitting.

Incidentally, I have interviewed with a professional house sitter and have decided that my Holiday Gift to myself is to become a professional house/pet sitter with the International Society.  I will also get all the professional insurances.

Then, I am going to not only think about where I am going to build Apprenticeship programs, but where I may stay and work in someone’s home in those locations.

I have envisioned for certain the NE, SE, NW, SW of the borders of the United States to begin with.  I already have Des Moines, IA activated and one 22,000SQ FT home in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois mitigated.

I will be map dowsing for environmental regions in distress, such as the Gulf of Mexico areas, particularly Florida with the “fish die-off” from the “red tide bacterial issues.”

Vivian Dullien, my PhD dear friend and I are gathering data not only as I have with the current intake forms for humans in the home, but we are adding domesticated house pets of all kinds, farm/agricultural animals, commercial llama and alpaca operations, as well as horse breeding, etc.  I will in honesty to the Environment be testing for Bees and for land owner’s complaints regarding invasive insects that they find troublesome.

This excites me NO END.  Vivian was congenial as to the domestic pets, as the data from all over the world is published that home pets’ places (where they love to sleep and what they love to eat) does change after mitigation of the home with EARTH ACUPUNCTURE.

And scientifically, there is no placebo effect.  In other words, what we as the practitioners/facilitators may be challenged with in the human’s before- and -after affects and the scientific viewpoints will be much simpler to look at  with the animals’ behavior and health. No contest with data.  Straight forward for now…

I, of course envision the data changing in different areas, as more becomes obvious.

On a personal note?

My body is finally leveling off from that weird injury while teaching the advanced workshop in Fall, 2016 where I tore the ligaments on the bottom of my left foot and was quite immobile for months.  The return to walking, lifting and living my old life is not quite the same.  Yet, I always joke about designing the all-terrain wheel chair I will be using before any traditional surgery.

Although I have been living at over 7400 feet for 2 weeks, went to 8500 feet in altitude and dowsed for the PERSONAL STRESS LINES/Lines Blocking the Sale of a Property?..   at a Yurt on 45 acres in Mora yesterday.  I did great hammering the rods in the ground and all that entails.  Not pretty as I was using a cutting board for my knees while bent over…Got it done with excellence!  Getting back up?  Not terribly sexy!  Ahahaah!  My organic hemp oil from Prime My Body continues to support my health.

I use CEDRIC’S DRAWINGS quite a lot to show prospective clients and have drawings of properties from 10 years ago and the DIFFERENCE in the stress is so obvious.

“DON’T WORRY, BE HAPPY!”

Still I wonder if you have tested the land where are you living?

As gorgeous as the NATURE IS, and as naturally PROTECTION comes from the living fauna and flora, still some stress is natural in the Earth and the Earth’s atmosphere, simply because of technology, electrical grids and underground water is always interesting as an amplifier or a  conductor as electrician’s know.

I am not ‘trying to be “Debbie Downer” from Saturday Night Live!

There is only one place so far noted to not have any “man-made stresses” present.  I have never been there yet.  It is the headwaters of the Amazon River.  Look at a map…

I am studying more and researching the Ley Lines on this magical, mystery Planet/Mother we are riding like bacteria or a virus….

Thanks for listening to my news…Know I hold you both in Light and Sound, as NATURE is certainly holding you!

Miss you, yet know we aren’t finished yet!

All Ways, Always, through All Time and Dimensional Exploration!

Karen

(c) Earth Acupuncture, Llc.2018.  All Rights Reserved.

DOWSING TEST RESULTS ON WHEAT RIDGE HOME FOR SALE : 08/29/18

Good Morning! 

Per our arrangement through a mutual friend, I completed a walk-through and tested all around the house on the outside along the property lines. 

FINDINGS: 

12 Lines Blocking the Sale of house:  3 on the East side, 4 on the South side, 2 on the North side, and 3 on the West side. 

My recommendation, considering that this is an unusually high number of these lines, is for me to come in with my apprentice and we will sink permanently into the ground 12 pair of copper-clad L-Rods (or staples) to halt the interference from entering the property.  My experience over 28 years is that prospective buyers will have a totally different experience of the property when driving by, not to mention touring the interior.  ( I would like to mention that driving south and north on the Ames Street, I had a difficult time seeing the FOR SALE sign.  Perhaps a 2nd sign street side may benefit.) 

These rods are sunk by hammers into the ground down 3 inches minimally and are permanently there unless someone digs them up. 

Cost:  $500 

Also, most client’s also purchase a LONG DISTANCE CLEARING on the house.  This consists of remote psychic/spiritual work with 3 assessments and 21 total clearings.  After each CLEARING sheet is done, Karen mails it to the client and they go over it in detail and strategize if so desired.  In this case also, Karen tracks showings and discusses details, such as price set, offers, etc. with client if they are interested at no extra charge while continuing to test the property during the phone interactions.

Cost:  $450 

I request a $200 deposit applied to the $750 balance and the remaining $550 mailed at closing on the property to address below.  We accept credit cards by Paypal, checks and money orders.  This is a discounted rate for this property as you are a referral from a good friend.

The work will begin as soon as the deposit is received.  We will need for the LONG DISTANCE CLEARING:

  1. Year built of the home
  2. Year of major construction (walls put up or taken down)
  3. Year purchased

Installation will be scheduled immediately. 

We of coarse cannot guarantee anything with the work, yet have had continued success far exceeding our and our client’s expectations.  For more information, please read TESTIMONIALS, EARTH ACUPUNCTURE and BLOG on KarenRiceKing.com. 

Thank you so much for your interest !  Karen

 

GENERAL QUESTION: What Makes A Dowser a Master? (08/29/18)

 

Hi Karen,

I found your site while googling Bill Reid and Slim Spurling and the Harmonizers.

Can a person become a master dowser even if he never dowsed in his life, and he’s not that sensitive like most master dowsers are?

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Yes Sam,

Yes, I believe we all have the ability to become confident with our dowsing.  I did not “make” myself a master dowser, as Slim Spurling gave me this term and it was recognized by the Mile High Dowsers back in the day.  It was due to all the research I had gathered and individual discoveries I made.

I took their findings and expanded on them.  Like using Numerology to measure the bend in my L-rods to 4″ and 14″ instead of 3″ and 15″ at the bend.  I found this rods or staples to be more effective for me and my Apprentices.

Also the way I map out the property and leave the client with a color copy of all the places we installed on the property.  This enables them to see where the most stress WAS in the house before we installed.  Also, the density of intersections of Hartmann lines and Geopathic lines.  And thirdly, because I found the PERSONAL STRESS LINES for the complaints expressed for the child, or a pet or someone who isn’t sleeping well.  This than led to finding “lines blocking the sale of a property” for real estate agents and clients.

Practice makes perfect, is a common old saying that holds true with dowsing.  The longer you are out there and dowsing for where the new flower garden will go and where a tree may be planted, the more you will trust what you are finding.

Remember to ask a question that is stated as simply as possible and that makes perfectly good sense.

Have some fun with it!  I really am convinced DOWSING is a kinetic, innate ability in all of us.  Dowsing also has been known in a family line, but perhaps not widely shared.  In other words, when at your next family gathering as if Grandma or Great Grand Dad dowsed…

You may be surprised!

Best to you!  Karen

 

 

SELLING HOMES WITH EARTH ACUPUNCTURE and LONG DISTANCE CLEARING

This particular home was over 2 Million dollars asking price and in the foothills of Boulder, Colorado. Interview done last May with client:

ME TO CLIENT:   Getting any offers?  I will be home next week if you’d like me to go over and sink rods in the ground for personal stress lines and lines blocking sale.

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CLIENT:    No offers yet.  Please keep working on the property.  Shoot me a message when you get home.  Thanks

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ME TO CLIENT:   OK!  Now, have you and your husband had a little “CORD-CUTTING CEREMONY”?  do your own thing, but I suggest sitting together and thanking the home after lighting a candle.  If you have one of Slim’s LIGHT-LIFE® RINGS speak into it holding it up.  You may then just close your eyes and literally visually cut cords running from your body to the house.

You may also speak of a couple of your fondest memories and then both talk about who you see buying the house.  Talk about who would you LIKE to buy it and then individually close your eyes and picture the closing papers being signed quicker than it usually takes and picture the family/people walking into the front door on moving day.

Or whatever feels good!

Is your price a fair price?

What do you see as blockages to the sale?  Karen

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ME TO CLIENT AGAIN:

On Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 10:41 AM, Karen King <karen@karenriceking.com> wrote:

I wonder what is going on with the house?

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CLIENT:  (AND NOTE THE DATE CONSIDERING THE PRICE):

We are finally under contract.  I worked with the labyrinth to jump start the process.  In one week we had three offers.  YAY!

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It always takes some ceremony or some ritual that the CLIENT’s do in combination with my work to push to an offer.

Even something as simple as the owners lighting candles together.  Karen

Candle lighting ceremony