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The Charge of the Light Brigade

The Charge of the Light Brigade

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Half a league, half a league,
Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
‘Forward, the Light Brigade!
Charge for the guns!’ he said:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
‘Forward, the Light Brigade!’
Was there a man dismay’d?
Not tho’ the soldier knew
Someone had blunder’d:
Their’s not to make reply,
Their’s not to reason why,
Their’s but to do and die:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon in front of them
Volley’d and thunder’d;

Storm’d at with shot and shell,
Boldly they rode and well,
Into the jaws of Death,
Into the mouth of Hell
Rode the six hundred.
Flash’d all their sabres bare,
Flash’d as they turn’d in air
Sabring the gunners there,
Charging an army, while
All the world wonder’d:
Plunged in the battery-smoke
Right thro’ the line they broke;
Cossack and Russian
Reel’d from the sabre-stroke
Shatter’d and sunder’d.
Then they rode back, but not
Not the six hundred.
Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon behind them
Volley’d and thunder’d;
Storm’d at with shot and shell,
While horse and hero fell,
They that had fought so well
Came thro’ the jaws of Death,
Back from the mouth of Hell,
All that was left of them,
Left of six hundred.
When can their glory fade ?
O the wild charge they made!
All the world wonder’d.
Honour the charge they made!
Honour the Light Brigade,
Noble six hundred!

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Summary

The poem tells the story of a brigade consisting of 600 soldiers who rode on horseback into the “valley of death” for half a league (about one and a half miles). They were obeying a command to charge the enemy forces that had been seizing their guns.

Not a single soldier was discouraged or distressed by the command to charge forward, even though all the soldiers realized that their commander had made a terrible mistake: “Someone had blundered.” The role of the soldier is to obey and “not to make reply…not to reason why,” so they followed orders and rode into the “valley of death.”

The 600 soldiers were assaulted by the shots of shells of canons in front and on both sides of them. Still, they rode courageously forward toward their own deaths: “Into the jaws of Death / Into the mouth of hell / Rode the six hundred.”

The soldiers struck the enemy gunners with their unsheathed swords (“sabres bare”) and charged at the enemy army while the rest of the world looked on in wonder. They rode into the artillery smoke and broke through the enemy line, destroying their Cossack and Russian opponents. Then they rode back from the offensive, but they had lost many men so they were “not the six hundred” any more.

Canons behind and on both sides of the soldiers now assaulted them with shots and shells. As the brigade rode “back from the mouth of hell,” soldiers and horses collapsed; few remained to make the journey back.

The world marvelled at the courage of the soldiers; indeed, their glory is undying: the poem states these noble 600 men remain worthy of honor and tribute today.

Form

This poem is comprised of six numbered stanzas varying in length from six to twelve lines. Each line is in dimeter, which means it has two stressed syllables; moreover, each stressed syllable is followed by two unstressed syllables, making the rhythm dactylic. The use of “falling” rhythm, in which the stress is on the first beat of each metrical unit, and then “falls off” for the rest of the length of the meter, is appropriate in a poem about the devastating fall of the British brigade.

The rhyme scheme varies with each stanza. Often, Tennyson uses the same rhyme (and occasionally even the same final word) for several consecutive lines: “Flashed all their sabres bare / Flashed as they turned in air / Sab’ring the gunners there.” The poem also makes use of anaphora, in which the same word is repeated at the beginning of several consecutive lines: “Cannon to right of them / Cannon to left of them / Cannon in front of them.” Here the method creates a sense of unrelenting assault; at each line our eyes meet the word “cannon,” just as the soldiers meet their flying shells at each turn.

Commentary

“The Charge of the Light Brigade” recalls a disastrous historical military engagement that took place during the initial phase of the Crimean War fought between Turkey and Russia (1854-56). Under the command of Lord Raglan, British forces entered the war in September 1854 to prevent the Russians from obtaining control of the important sea routes through the Dardanelles. From the beginning, the war was plagued by a series of misunderstandings and tactical blunders, one of which serves as the subject of this poem: on October 25, 1854, as the Russians were seizing guns from British soldiers, Lord Raglan sent desperate orders to his Light Cavalry Brigade to fend off the Russians. Finally, one of his orders was acted upon, and the brigade began charging—but in the wrong direction! Over 650 men rushed forward, and well over 100 died within the next few minutes. As a result of the battle, Britain lost possession of the majority of its forward defenses and the only metaled road in the area.

In the 21st century, the British involvement in the Crimean War is dismissed as an instance of military incompetence; we remember it only for the heroism displayed in it by Florence Nightingale, the famous nurse. However, for Tennyson and most of his contemporaries, the war seemed necessary and just. He wrote this poem as a celebration of the heroic soldiers in the Light Brigade who fell in service to their commander and their cause. The poem glorifies war and courage, even in cases of complete inefficiency and waste.

Unlike the medieval and mythical subject of “The Lady of Shalott” or the deeply personal grief of “Tears, Idle Tears,” this poem instead deals with an important political development in Tennyson’s day. As such, it is part of a sequence of political and military poems that Tennyson wrote after he became Poet Laureate of England in 1850, including “Ode on the Death of the Duke of Wellington” (1852) and “Riflemen, Form” (1859). These poems reflect Tennyson’s emerging national consciousness and his sense of compulsion to express his political views.

This poem is effective largely because of the way it conveys the movement and sound of the charge via a strong, repetitive falling meter: “Half a league, half a league / Half a league onward.” The plodding pace of the repetitions seems to subsume all individual impulsiveness in ponderous collective action. The poem does not speak of individual troops but rather of “the six hundred” and then “all that was left of them.” Even Lord Raglan, who played such an important role in the battle, is only vaguely referred to in the line “someone had blundered.” Interestingly, Tennyson omitted this critical and somewhat subversive line in the 1855 version of this poem, but the writer John Ruskin later convinced him to restore it for the sake of the poem’s artistry. Although it underwent several revisions following its initial publication in 1854, the poem as it stands today is a moving tribute to courage and heroism in the face of devastating defeat.

 

Charge of the Light Brigade

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Charge of the Light Brigade
Part of Battle of Balaclava, Crimean War

The Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaklava by William Simpson (1855), illustrating the Light Brigade’s charge into the “Valley of Death” from the Russian perspective.
Date 25 October 1854
Location 44°32′16″N 33°37′27″E / 44.53778°N 33.62417°E / 44.53778; 33.62417
Result Russian victory
Belligerents

France French Empire

 Russian Empire
Commanders and leaders

France Armand-Octave-Marie d’Allonville

Russian Empire Pavel Liprandi
Strength
About 670 (Adkin: 668; Brighton: “at least” 666)
Casualties and losses
110 killed
161 wounded

The Charge of the Light Brigade was a charge of British light cavalry led by Lord Cardigan against Russian forces during the Battle of Balaclava on 25 October 1854 in the Crimean War. Lord Raglan, overall commander of the British forces, had intended to send the Light Brigade to pursue and harry a retreating Russian artillery battery, a task well suited to light cavalry. Due to miscommunication in the chain of command, the Light Brigade was instead sent on a frontal assault against a different artillery battery, one well-prepared with excellent fields of defensive fire.

Although the Light Brigade reached the battery under withering direct fire and scattered some of the gunners, the badly mauled brigade was forced to retreat immediately. Thus, the assault ended with very high British casualties and no decisive gains.

The events are best remembered as the subject of the poem “The Charge of the Light Brigade” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Published just six weeks after the event, its lines emphasize the valour of the cavalry in bravely carrying out their orders, regardless of the obvious outcome. Blame for the miscommunication has remained controversial, as the original order from Raglan itself was vague.

Background

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The charge was made by the Light Brigade of the British cavalry, which consisted of the 4th and 13th Light Dragoons, 17th Lancers, and the 8th and 11th Hussars, under the command of Major General James Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan. Also present that day was the Heavy Brigade, commanded by Major General James Yorke Scarlett, who was a past Commanding Officer of the 5th Dragoon Guards. The Heavy Brigade was made up of the 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards, the 5th Dragoon Guards, the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons and the Scots Greys. The two brigades were the only British cavalry force at the battle.

The Light Brigade, as the name suggests, were the British light cavalry force. It mounted light, fast horses which were unarmored. The men were armed with lances and sabres. Optimized for maximum mobility and speed, they were intended for reconnaissance and skirmishing. They were also ideal for cutting down infantry and artillery units as they attempted to retreat.

The Heavy Brigade under James Scarlett was the British heavy cavalry force. It mounted large, heavy chargers. The men were equipped with metal helmets and armed with cavalry swords for close combat. They were intended as the primary British shock force, leading frontal charges in order to break enemy lines. Overall command of the British cavalry resided with Lieutenant General George Bingham, 3rd Earl of Lucan. Cardigan and Lucan were brothers-in-law who disliked each other intensely.

Lucan received an order from the army commander Lord Raglan stating that “Lord Raglan wishes the cavalry to advance rapidly to the front, follow the enemy, and try to prevent the enemy carrying away the guns. Troop horse artillery may accompany. French cavalry is on your left. Immediate.” What Raglan wanted was for the light cavalry to prevent the Russians from successfully withdrawing the naval guns from the redoubts that they had captured on the reverse side of the Causeway Heights, the hill forming the south side of the valley. This was an optimum task for the Light Brigade, as their superior speed would ensure the Russians would be forced to either quickly abandon the cumbersome guns or be cut down en masse while they attempted to flee with them.

Raglan could see what was happening from his high vantage point on the west side of the valley. However, the lie of the land around Lucan and the cavalry prevented them from seeing the Russians’ efforts to remove the guns from the redoubts and retreat.[1]

The order was drafted by Brigadier Richard Airey and carried by Captain Louis Edward Nolan. Nolan carried the further oral instruction that the cavalry was to attack immediately.[2] When Lucan asked what guns were referred to, Nolan is said to have indicated with a wide sweep of his arm—not the causeway redoubts—but the mass of Russian guns in a redoubt at the end of the valley, around a mile away.[3] His reasons for the misdirection are unknown because he was killed in the ensuing battle.

In response to the order, Lucan instructed Cardigan to lead his command of about 670 troopers[4] of the Light Brigade straight into the valley between the Fedyukhin Heights and the Causeway Heights. This was the hollow famously dubbed the “Valley of Death” by the poet Tennyson.

The opposing Russian forces were commanded by Pavel Liprandi and included approximately 20 battalions of infantry supported by over fifty artillery pieces. These forces were deployed on both sides and at the opposite end of the valley.

Lucan himself was to follow with the Heavy Brigade. Although the Heavy Brigade was better armored and intended for frontal assaults on infantry positions, neither force was remotely equipped for a frontal assault on a fully dug-in and alerted artillery battery—much less one with an excellent line of sight over a mile in length and supported on two sides by supporting artillery batteries providing enfilading fire from elevated ground. The semi-suicidal nature of this charge was surely evident to the troopers of the Light Brigade, but if there were any objection to the orders, it was not recorded.

The Charge

The Timeline of the Charge taken from Forgotten Heroes: The Charge of the Light Brigade (2007).[5]

Contemporary map showing line of the charge—”Charge des Anglais”
The charge was from left to right, with the Russian batteries at the extreme right

The Light Brigade set off down the valley with Cardigan out in front leading the charge. Almost at once Nolan was seen to rush across the front, passing in front of Cardigan. It may be that he then realised the charge was aimed at the wrong target and was attempting to stop or turn the brigade, but he was killed by an artillery shell and the cavalry continued on its course. Despite withering fire from three sides that devastated their force on the ride, the Light Brigade was able to engage the Russian forces at the end of the valley and force them back from the redoubt, but it suffered heavy casualties and was soon forced to retire. The surviving Russian artillerymen returned to their guns and opened fire once again, with grape and canister, indiscriminately at the mêlée of friend and foe before them.[2]

Lucan failed to provide any support for Cardigan, and it was speculated that he was motivated by an enmity for his brother-in-law that had lasted some 30 years and had been intensified during the campaign up to that point.[citation needed] The troops of the Heavy Brigade entered the mouth of the valley, but did not advance further. Lucan’s subsequent explanation was that he saw no point in having a second brigade mown down and that he was best positioned where he was to render assistance to Light Brigade survivors returning from the charge. The French light cavalry, the Chasseurs d’Afrique, was more effective in that it cleared the Fedyukhin Heights of the two half batteries of guns, two infantry battalions and Cossacks to ensure the Light Brigade would not be hit by fire from that flank, and later provided cover for the remaining elements of the Light Brigade as they withdrew.[2][6]

War correspondent William Russell, who witnessed the battle, declared “our Light Brigade was annihilated by their own rashness, and by the brutality of a ferocious enemy”.[2]

Cardigan survived the battle. Although stories circulated afterwards that he was not actually present,[7] he led the charge from the front and, never looking back, did not see what was happening to the troops behind him. He reached the Russian guns, took part in the fight, and then returned alone up the valley without bothering to rally or even find out what had happened to the survivors. He afterwards said all he could think about was his rage against Captain Nolan, who he thought had tried to take over the leadership of the charge from him. After riding back up the valley, he considered he had done all that he could and then, with considerable sang-froid, left the field and went on board his yacht in Balaclava harbour, where he ate a champagne dinner.[8] He subsequently described the engagement in a speech delivered at the Mansion House in London that was afterwards quoted in length in the House of Commons:[9]

The Chasseurs d’Afrique, led by General d’Allonville, clearing Russian artillery from the Fedyukhin Heights.

We advanced down a gradual descent of more than three-quarters of a mile, with the batteries vomiting forth upon us shells and shot, round and grape, with one battery on our right flank and another on the left, and all the intermediate ground covered with the Russian riflemen; so that when we came to within a distance of fifty yards from the mouths of the artillery which had been hurling destruction upon us, we were, in fact, surrounded and encircled by a blaze of fire, in addition to the fire of the riflemen upon our flanks.

As we ascended the hill, the oblique fire of the artillery poured upon our rear, so that we had thus a strong fire upon our front, our flank, and our rear. We entered the battery—we went through the battery—the two leading regiments cutting down a great number of the Russian gunners in their onset. In the two regiments which I had the honour to lead, every officer, with one exception, was either killed or wounded, or had his horse shot under him or injured. Those regiments proceeded, followed by the second line, consisting of two more regiments of cavalry, which continued to perform the duty of cutting down the Russian gunners.

Then came the third line, formed of another regiment, which endeavoured to complete the duty assigned to our brigade. I believe that this was achieved with great success, and the result was that this body, composed of only about 670 men, succeeded in passing through the mass of Russian cavalry of—as we have since learned—5,240 strong; and having broken through that mass, they went, according to our technical military expression, “threes about,” and retired in the same manner, doing as much execution in their course as they possibly could upon the enemy’s cavalry. Upon our returning up the hill which we had descended in the attack, we had to run the same gauntlet and to incur the same risk from the flank fire of the Tirailleur as we had encountered before. Numbers of our men were shot down—men and horses were killed, and many of the soldiers who had lost their horses were also shot down while endeavouring to escape.

But what, my Lord, was the feeling and what the bearing of those brave men who returned to the position. Of each of these regiments there returned but a small detachment, two-thirds of the men engaged having been destroyed? I think that every man who was engaged in that disastrous affair at Balaklava, and who was fortunate enough to come out of it alive, must feel that it was only by a merciful decree of Almighty Providence that he escaped from the greatest apparent certainty of death which could possibly be conceived.

Aftermath

Officers and men of the 13th Light Dragoons, survivors of the charge, photographed by Roger Fenton

The brigade was not completely destroyed, but did suffer terribly, with 118 men killed, 127 wounded and about 60 taken prisoner. After regrouping, only 195 men were still with horses. The futility of the action and its reckless bravery prompted the French Marshal Pierre Bosquet to state “C’est magnifique, mais ce n’est pas la guerre.” (“It is magnificent, but it is not war.”) He continued, in a rarely quoted phrase: “C’est de la folie” — “it is madness.”[10] The Russian commanders are said to have initially believed that the British soldiers must have been drunk.[8] Somerset Calthorpe, ADC to Lord Raglan, wrote a letter to a friend three days after the charge. He detailed casualty numbers, but he did not make distinction between those killed and those taken prisoner:

“Killed and missing. Wounded.
9 Officers 12
14 Serjeants 9
4 Trumpeters 3
129 Rank and file 98


156 Total 122
278 casualties;

— besides 335 horses killed in action, or obliged afterwards to be destroyed from wounds. It has since been ascertained that the Russians made a good many prisoners; the exact number is not yet known.”[11]

The reputation of the British cavalry was significantly enhanced as a result of the charge, though the same cannot be said for their commanders.

Slow communications meant that news of the disaster did not reach the British public until three weeks after the action. The British commanders’ dispatches from the front were published in an extraordinary edition of the London Gazette of 12 November 1854. Raglan blamed Lucan for the charge, claiming that “from some misconception of the order to advance, the Lieutenant-General (Lucan) considered that he was bound to attack at all hazards, and he accordingly ordered Major-General the Earl of Cardigan to move forward with the Light Brigade.”[12] Lucan was furious at being made a scapegoat: Raglan claimed he should have exercised his discretion, but throughout the campaign up to that date Lucan considered Raglan had allowed him no independence at all and required that his orders be followed to the letter. Cardigan, who had merely obeyed orders, blamed Lucan for giving those orders. He returned home a hero and was promoted to Inspector General of the Cavalry.

Grave of Charles Macaulay, former Sergeant 8th KRI Hussars “One of the Six Hundred” in Woodhouse Cemetery, Leeds

Lucan attempted to publish a letter refuting point by point Raglan’s London Gazette dispatch, but his criticism of his superior was not tolerated and Lucan was recalled to England in March 1855. The Charge of the Light Brigade became a subject of considerable controversy and public dispute on his return. He strongly rejected Raglan’s version of events, calling it “an imputation reflecting seriously on my professional character”. In an exchange of public correspondence printed in the pages of The Times, Lucan blamed Raglan and his deceased aide-de-camp Captain Nolan, who had been the actual deliverer of the disputed order. Lucan subsequently defended himself with a speech in the House of Lords on 19 March.

Lucan evidently escaped blame for the charge, as he was made a member of the Order of the Bath in July of that same year. Although he never again saw active duty, he reached the rank of general in 1865 and was made a field marshal in the year before his death.

The charge of the Light Brigade continues to be studied by modern military historians and students as an example of what can go wrong when accurate military intelligence is lacking and orders are unclear. Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who was a keen military historian and a former cavalryman, insisted on taking time out during the Yalta Conference in 1945 to see the battlefield for himself.

According to Norman Dixon, 19th-century accounts of the charge tended to focus on the bravery and glory of the cavalrymen, much more than the military blunders involved, with the perverse effect that it “did much to strengthen those very forms of tradition which put such an incapacitating stranglehold on military endeavor for the next eighty or so years,” i.e., until World War I.[13]

The fate of the surviving members of the Charge was investigated by Edward James Boys, a military historian, who documented their lives from leaving the army to their deaths. His records are described as being the most definitive project of its kind ever undertaken.[14] Edwin Hughes, who died 14 May 1927, aged 96, was the last survivor of the charge.[15]

Souvenir picture of the 1904 survivors’ reunion

In October 1875, survivors of the Charge met at the Alexandra Palace in London to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the Charge. The celebrations were fully reported in the Illustrated London News of 30 October 1875,[16] which included the recollections of several of the survivors, including those of Edward Richard Woodham, the Chairman of the Committee that organised the celebration. Tennyson was invited, but could not attend. Lucan, the senior commander surviving, was not present, but attended a separate celebration, held later in the day, with other senior officers at the fashionable Willis’s Rooms, St James’s Square.[17] Reunion dinners were held for a number of years.[18]

On 2 August 1890, trumpeter Landfrey, from the 17th Lancers, who sounded the bugle charge at Balaclava, made a recording on an Edison cylinder that can be heard here, with a bugle which had been used at Waterloo in 1815.

In 2004, on the 150th anniversary of the Charge, a commemoration of the event was held at Balaklava. As part of the anniversary, a monument dedicated to the 25,000 British participants of the conflict was unveiled by Prince Michael of Kent.[19]

Poems

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, the then Poet Laureate, wrote evocatively about the battle in his poem “The Charge of the Light Brigade“. Tennyson’s poem, published six weeks after the event on 9 December 1854 in The Examiner, praises the Brigade (“When can their glory fade? O the wild charge they made!”) while trenchantly mourning the appalling futility of the charge (“Not tho’ the soldier knew, someone had blunder’d… Charging an army, while all the world wonder’d”). Tennyson wrote the poem inside only a few minutes after reading an account of the battle in The Times, according to his grandson Sir Charles Tennyson. It immediately became hugely popular, even reaching the troops in the Crimea, where it was distributed in pamphlet form.

Forty years later Kipling wrote “The Last of the Light Brigade“, commemorating a visit by the last twenty survivors to Tennyson (then in his eightieth year) to reproach him gently for not writing a sequel about the way in which England was treating its old soldiers.[20] Some sources treat the poem as an account of a real event,[21] but other commentators class the destitute old soldiers as allegorical, with the visit invented by Kipling to draw attention to the poverty in which the real survivors were living, in the same way that he evoked Tommy Atkins in “The Absent Minded Beggar“.[22][23]

Survivor postscript

Years after the battle, James Bosworth, a station-master at Northam, was run over and killed by a railway engine.[24] At the time of his death he was 70 years old and in his younger days was one of those who had fought at the Battle of Balaclava and survived.[24][25] The English Illustrated Magazine states that he “surviv[ed] ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’ at Balaclava”.[25] His epitaph as listed below referenced both his presence at the battle and Lord Tennyson’s poem.

 

 

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Blues for Allah is the eighth studio album by the Grateful Dead. … a fan of the Grateful Dead who was assassinated by his nephew Faisal bin Musaid in the year the …The fan was a good fine man, he purchased numerous slaves at $2,000 each to set them free before he was killed.

 

Lyrics By: Robert Hunter
Music By: Jerry Garcia

Arabian wind, the needle’s eye is thin
The ships of state sail on mirage and drown in sand
Out in no man’s land, where Allah does command
What good is spilling blood? It will not grow a thing
“Taste eternity”, the swords sing
Blues for Allah, Insh’Allah
They lie where they fall, there’s nothing more to say
The desert stars are bright tonight, let’s meet as friends

The flower of Islam, the fruit of Abraham
The thousand stories have come round to one again
Arabian night, our gods pursue their flight
What fatal flowers of darkness bloom from seeds of light
Bird of Paradise fly in the white sky

Blues for Allah, Insh’Allah
Let’s see with our heart these things our eyes have seen
And know the truth must still lie somewhere in between

Under eternity
Under eternity
Under eternity blue
Under eternity
Under eternity
Under eternity blue

Bird of Paradise fly in white sky
Blues for Allah, Insh’Allah

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An installment in The Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics.
By David Dodd
Research Associate, Music Dept.
University of California, Santa Cruz
(The opinions expressed are those of the author, not of the University of California.)
Copyright notice


“Blues For Allah”
Words by Robert Hunter; music by Jerry Garcia
Copyright Ice Nine Publishing; used by permission.

Arabian wind
The Needle’s Eye is thin
The Ships of State sail on mirage
but drown in sand
in No-Man’s Land
where ALLAH does command
What good is spilling
blood? It will not
grow a thing

“TASTE ETERNITY”
the sword sings Blues for ALLAH
In’sh’ALLAH

They lie where they fall
There’s nothing more to say
The desert stars are bright tonight,
let’s meet as friends
The flower of Islam
The fruit of Abraham

The thousand stories have
come round to one again
Arabian Night
our gods pursue their fight
What fatal flowers of
darkness spring from
seeds of light

Bird of Paradise – Fly
In white sky
Blues for ALLAH
In’sh’ALLAH

Let’s see with our heart
these things our eyes have seen
and know the truth will still lie
somewhere in between

Under eternity
Under eternity
Under eternity
Blue
Bird of Paradise
Fly
In white sky
Under eternity
Blues
for ALLAH
In’sh’ALLAH

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Education to save lives and tips from these sources for survival against an ever changing and hostile tyranny against God’s creation.  Peace and light and love will be restored one day…

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A shocking report just issued by the W.H.O. says that 1 in 20 Ebola victims could incubate the virus for up to SIX weeks (42 days) before showing symptoms.

Yet all along, we’ve all been told the incubation period is only 21 days. See what else the W.H.O. is now saying that calls many Ebola assumptions into question:
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(NaturalNews) There are 5,723 hospitals in the United States, and only four of them have level-4 biohazard isolation facilities. The other 5,719 are just “regular” hospitals with rooms that are no more secure against Ebola than your own bedroom, most likely.

Because the Ebola outbreak continues to spread out of control, it is becoming increasingly likely that hospitals will be completely overwhelmed very early in the pandemic. Just one patient, Thomas Duncan, already shut down the entire emergency room of the hospital in Dallas, requiring 70 medical staffers to treat him.

As Mac Slavo of SHTFplan.com writes, “a single Ebola patient in Dallas overwhelmed the system to such an extent that Texas Presbyterian had to shut down their emergency room to new patients.” [1]

In a continued outbreak, all local hospital will be overwhelmed with Ebola patients and Ebola victims will be sent home to recover or die on their own. This will put American families in the extremely uncomfortable position of suddenly needing to care for an infected Ebola patient in their own home.

Another scenario involved government authorities declaring medical martial law and ordering a “shelter in place” lockdown of an entire city or region. Here, too, families would need to take care of their own medical needs until the lockdown is lifted.

How to build an Ebola isolation room in your own home

For this reason, and out of “an abundance of caution” as the hospitals like to say, I’m going public with potentially lifesaving information on how to build an emergency Ebola isolation room in your own home.

Disclaimer: This isn’t a BSL-4 biohazard room, obviously. It’s not 100% effective. There are no guarantees that it will keep you safe, but it’s a huge step in the right direction. It can save lives and help prevent the spread of any viral pandemic. Everything you’re about to learn here is fully aligned with the sterilization and isolation principles taught in medical school and practiced in hospitals around the world. My mantra is “do the best with what you have” and be fully informed of the astonishing ease at which Ebola is now spreading. If you can get the help of a medical professional, please seek to do so. This information is offered in the context of an uncontrolled Ebola outbreak scenario where people are being turned away from hospitals and are forced to care for themselves. In these circumstances, the following information may help save your life.

For full instructions, listen to the free MP3 audio in Episode 15 at www.BioDefense.com

Here’s some of what the free audio file teaches:

- Hospitals won’t be functional in an Ebola outbreak

- Myth busted: Ebola is now spreading in the best hospitals in the world

- Ideally, you need level-4 biohazard equipment to deal with Ebola patients

- Indirect transmission of Ebola is now confirmed

- You have to take Ebola transmission seriously; do not underestimate its ability to spread

- Isolation strategies for your own home

- Plan on medical martial law and being ordered to “shelter in place” in your own home

- How to handle an infected family member or guest

- Acquire a large quantity of plastic sheeting or shower curtains

- Cover the entryway of the isolation room with plastic sheeting

- Anyone entering the room must be wearing full protective gear, full-face respirator, gloves, full body suit, shoe covers, with all joints taped to seal the gaps

- Ideally, you would have a positive-pressure space suit, but nobody has these at home

- Assume that every surface and object in the room is contaminated

- Have a protocol for sanitizing contaminated items removed from the room

- What kills Ebola? Sunlight and bleach!

- A “decon” person also needs to be wearing protective gear while scrubbing and rising the first person

- Remember the ventilation pathways of your home: Air is likely being injected into the room, causing contaminated air to leave the room under the door

- Air leaving the isolation room can carry aerosolized Ebola particles

- Use a HEPA filter to filter particles from the air in the isolation room

- Off-the-shelf ultraviolet lights might be helpful but are likely not strong enough to kill Ebola virus in any reasonable amount of time

- Consider the bathroom needs of the person in the isolation room: Do they have their own private bathroom? If not, you will need to remove feces and urine from the room manually (and consider both to be heavily contaminated)

- If you have to flush contaminated fluids down the toilet, follow it with bleach as a disinfectant

- Tips on giving supportive care to an Ebola patient: hydration, environmental controls, sufficient sleep, nutrition, etc.

- Respect the choices of your patient; don’t force them to consume foods or supplements that they don’t want to

- Don’t forget the mental and psychological support needed for someone in isolation

- Be prepared for “bargaining” from the patient in isolation

- Give them things to pass the time: books, videos, etc.

- Get them reason to hope and something to look forward to after the quarantine

- Discussion of multiple isolation rooms in the same home

- Do the best you can with what you have

- Plan in advance for at-home isolation rooms

- Count on a police state response with forced vaccinations and isolation orders

Listen to the full audio now in Episode 15 at www.BioDefense.com

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/047254_Ebola_outbreak_isolation_room_shelter_in_place.html#ixzz3GEg6OCLi

 

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Mind Reading, Telepathy & Psychic Phenomenon

Laurel:

Wonderful news and excellent sourcing. God bless you. Peace.

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If all Human Beings are interconnected at an energetic level and nature is really entangled then we should be able to read other peoples thoughts telepathically… the question is can we or can’t we? Ordinarily this concept would be dismissed out of hand by your average skeptic – as well as your average scientist… but it’s far from crackpot as you’ll see.

What is it you think you are listening to when you talk to yourself (inside) your head… do you believe it’s sound you can hear even though there is no noise coming from the vocal chords. Quite clearly we can comprehend something that sounds like words being spoken in the Mind despite the vocal chords remaining unused… but where do these [apparent] sounds come from and what are they made from if not sound waves?

In the field of psychic phenomenon there are lots of people who claim…

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Bill Comes Calling Run Like Hell…His Father Helped Spawn Planned Parenthood Genocide

But it is the lives he is claiming with genocide vaccines and GMO, Glyphosate, Chemtrail toxin poisons that is worst of all.  He is steering storms and generating earthquakes with HAARP and Chemtrails as well.  Want water, disease, malfunctions, floods, call Bill.  Horrific abuse of corporations in full view of the world people.
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Bill Gates Donates 50 Million To Fight Ebola, vaccines is the name of the game and you can’t beat the Meningitis vaccines he is helping provide…look at the symptoms of this and Ebola, likeness? Yes indeed.  Genocide in all it’s ugly forms must end. 
 (CNN) — The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced Wednesday it will donate $50 million to help fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

More than 2,200 people have died in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where the outbreak has been concentrated. Cases have also been reported in nearby Nigeria and Senegal.

The foundation says the money will be used to enable international aid organizations and national governments “to purchase badly needed supplies and scale up emergency operations in affected countries.”

It will also “work with public and private sector partners to accelerate the development of therapies, vaccines, and diagnostics that could be effective in treating patients and preventing further transmission of the disease.”

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The first human trial of an experimental Ebola vaccine began last week at the National Institutes of Health.

This is considered the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history. The World Health Organization said Monday the rapid spread of the virus in Liberia shows no sign of slowing.

“The number of new cases is increasing exponentially,” WHO said, calling the situation a “dire emergency with … unprecedented dimensions of human suffering.”

Taxis packed with families who fear they’ve contracted the deadly virus criss-cross the Liberian capital, searching for a place where they can be treated, WHO said. But there are no available beds.

“As soon as a new Ebola treatment facility is opened, it immediately fills to overflowing with patients,” the U.N. group said.

To help ease some of the burden on West Africa’s already over-taxed medical system, the United States announced Tuesday it will send $10 million in additional funds. That’s in addition to the $100 million Washington has already sent to help fight the outbreak. USAID also announced it will make $75 million in extra funds available.

The new funds will pay for transportation and support to send 100 more health care workers to help fight the epidemic. The WHO and several nonprofit agencies on the ground have repeatedly called for the international community to send additional trained help.

USAID funding has already provided 130,000 sets of personal protective equipment, 50,000 hygiene kits, and 1,000 new beds.

USAID has created a website where trained nurses, physician assistants or doctors who want to help can sign up.

On Sunday, President Barack Obama said the Ebola outbreak needs to be a “national security priority.” Obama told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that the U.S. military could help set up isolation units and provide security for public health workers.

“If we don’t make that effort now, and this spreads not just through Africa but other parts of the world, there’s the prospect then that the virus mutates. It becomes more easily transmittable. And then it could be a serious danger to the United States,” he said.

U.S. ‘ill-prepared’ for a pandemic, feds say

CNN’s Betsy Klein contributed to this story.

Bill Gates vaccine large Bill Gates shares his views on Ghana as he visits for vaccination project

Philanthropist,billionaire and co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation has arrived in Ghana to observe the nations’ health care delivery especially successes chalked so far in the area of immunization.
In a blog post titled ‘What I’m Learning about Ghana’, he shares on pieces and bits he has been picking on our health care since his arrival and purpose for his visit. Read full article below.

I arrive in Ghana today to see firsthand why the country’s immunization system is working so well and meet

Bill Gates, Co-Chair the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation shows a vaccine during the press conference. UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferr?

the people involved.

For some people, health delivery systems might not seem like the most intriguing topic, but I am really interested in understanding how they’ve done so much of this right. Strong immunization systems are crucial for protecting our gains against polio and helping us reach mothers and children with new vaccines and other life-saving health services. In Ghana, for example, polio was eliminated a decade ago and an outbreak in 2008 was quickly controlled. No child there has died from measles since 2002. And Ghana was the first country to launch two new vaccines last April, against rotavirus, which causes severe diarrhea, and pneumococcal pneumonia.

Ghana’s approach works so well for a few key reasons: Rigorous data gathering and analysis, accountability at the district level, and community outreach. Just as importantly, the vaccination program is fully integrated into the health system.  But there’s really no substitute for seeing it on the ground.

Tomorrow we’re going to visit a director of health services in a district in central Ghana, then a nearby clinic.  We’re then going to visit a community health center where the nurses also go out to find mothers who missed appointments or children due for immunizations to make the program as thorough as possible. As I wrote in my annual letter this year, measurement is crucial for improving health care, so at every stop I want to understand how the data is collected and used for planning and decision making – and meet the people who are making this success possible.

I plan to share my experience in Ghana at the Global Vaccine Summit in Abu Dhabi April 24-25, where global health leaders will celebrate progress in immunization and demonstrate how the world is united to give all children a healthy start to life.

Of course, no system is perfect, so I want to learn about the obstacles and challenges in Ghana as well. I’ll speak with many of the leaders who are working so hard to reach every child with vaccines, including Dr K.O. Antwi-Agyei, who manages the national immunization program.  I’m also excited to talk to some of the well-trained community health nurses and meet some of their local clients. In my next post I’ll tell you about the people I’m meeting and some of the lessons we can learn from Ghana’s success.

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September 25, 2008

September 25, 2008
Prepared remarks by Bill Gates

Mr. Secretary General, Mr. President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen:

It is unusual for a member of the philanthropic sector to be given the opportunity to address heads of state here at the United Nations. I am honored by it—and I am also encouraged. I see it as a sign of partnership—that the world understands that no sector acting alone can achieve the goals for humanity that are the mission of the United Nations.

We are here today to assess where we stand on the Millennium Development Goals. As I look at it, the Millennium Development Goals are like a report card that helps us judge our performance.

A lot will be said about the areas in which we’re falling short of our targets and our funding commitments. These points are very important, and they need to be addressed. It is crucial to evaluate our performance in both areas, but I also think it’s important at this point to evaluate the goals themselves as a force for change.

So here’s my evaluation: I love the Millennium Development Goals. I think they the best idea for focusing the world on fighting global poverty that I’ve ever seen. With all the mountains of measures and studies and reports in the world—these Millennium Development Goals have broken through and grabbed broad attention.

Thanks to these goals, not only UN agencies but the world at large knows the key measures of poverty, hunger, health, and education. Some of the numbers are good and some are not. But the fact that the world is focusing on the numbers is excellent.

It means people see where things are going well, and understand how we can spread those successes. They see where we’re falling short, and they see the need to apply more effort and do things differently. That is the purpose of these Goals, and it’s a brilliant purpose. So independent of the individual measures—on the question of raising the visibility of the suffering faced by the world’s poorest people, I give the Millennium Development Goals an A.

Of course, attention alone can’t help us change the future. We also need greater innovation—in both the tools we discover and the way we deliver them. Scientific innovation led to the smallpox vaccine. Combining that with an innovative approach to delivering it helped us track the disease, immunize around it, and eradicate it. Likewise, innovation in discovery and delivery has cut child deaths from 20 million a year in 1960 to under 10 million today – through childhood vaccination.

Eradicating smallpox and expanding childhood vaccination are two of the greatest accomplishments in the history of global wellbeing. Today we have new advances in biotechnology, computers, and the Internet will give us the power to solve many more problems—and that’s why the future will be better than the past.

As an example, the world is working on some very exciting breakthroughs in agriculture, including drought-tolerant maize for Africa. This could bring dramatic increases in yield that would help African farmers adapt to climate change.

Researchers are working on new vaccines for livestock. The simplicity of developing these means they can be brought to market for a few million dollars. And by preventing families from losing their livestock to disease, the economic benefits are quire dramatic.

The Medicines for Malaria Venture are coming up with new synthetic drugs that works like artemisinin. In early animal studies, a single dose of this drug cured malaria—something we’ve never seen before.

The opportunities for innovation are incredible. And the Millennium Development Goals can guide the search for new discoveries by showing us where innovation can bring the biggest returns. This is their genius, and I am optimistic about what they can help us accomplish. They can bring together new partnerships with the private sector, the philanthropic sector and government and UN agencies working in new ways.

We have to acknowledge that progress in some areas is disappointing. But disappointing should not mean discouraging. This is the first time we have whole world focused on these problems and so, it’s not surprising we do not get perfect grades. So I disagree with those who focus only on the disappointments and try to spread around blame. People aren’t motivated by blame and guilt. People are motivated by success. And we have many successes and opportunities for many more.

When the Millennium Declaration was adopted in 2000, my wife Melinda and I would never have predicted the power of these goals to gather the world’s heads of state, our governments, businesses, and foundations in a focused effort to fight poverty and disease. And we certainly never expected that eight years later, one of our daughters would come home from school with an assignment to learn about the Millennium Development Goals. She was especially troubled to learn how many mothers die during childbirth.

These problems are going to be an interest and a focus of the children in her class and in her school for the rest of their lives. In its own way, this concern of the world’s children is just as important to our future as the attention of the people gathered here today.

There is more power in these goals than we ever imagined. Now that we’ve seen it, we want to work with you to intensify it – and push the day when all people, no matter where they’re born, can live a life filled with health and opportunity.

Thank you.

September 25, 2008
In his speech to the United Nations about the Millennium Development Goals, Bill Gates praised the goals and provided a progress report on the efforts of the foundation and its partners to help eradicate extreme poverty.

Ending Extreme Poverty by 2015: Are We on Target?

In 2000, 189 world leaders came together at the United Nations to design a roadmap for ending extreme poverty, disease, and hunger. Together, they created eight objectives—known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDG)—and agreed to achieve them by 2015. On Thursday, September 25, 2008, these leaders met again to renew their commitment to achieving these goals and set practical steps for action.

The foundation supports the MDGs through our grant work in initiatives such as Agricultural Development, Vaccines, Malaria, and HIV/AIDS.

Learn more about the Millennium Development Goals.

 

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[WATCH] Surveillance Drone Taken Out By Privacy Protecting Hawk

Originally posted on Christian Patriots:

A recent video seems to prove that it’s not just humans that are annoyed with the excessive surveillance these days. While capturing video with a drone, the operator was a bit more than shocked to see his RC aircraft get taken out by an apparent privacy protecting hawk.

The incident began when Christopher Schmidt decided to strap a go pro camera to a Quad Copter to take some video around Magazine Beach Park in Cambridge, Massachusetts. During his filming, he appears to have ticked off a hawk who decided to let the drone know who was boss.

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