Kali yuga is known as the age of the male demon, Kali. The scriptures, like Srimad-Bhagavatam 12.2, teach that during the 432,000 year age of Kali, humanity deteriorates and falls into barbarism. “Religion, truthfulness, cleanliness, tolerance, mercy, physical strength and memory diminish with each passing day.” Severe droughts and plagues are everywhere. Slovenliness, illness, hunger and fear spread. Nations are continually at war with one another. People in this age will be lazy, greedy and deceitful. The end of Kali Yuga is marked by the return of the Kalki, the last reincarnation of Vishnu, who will battle the demon Kali.
According to another tale, there are 4 ages, Krita/Satya Yuga (Golden Age), Treta Yaga (Silver Age), Dvapara Yuga (Copper/Bronze Age), and the Kali Yuga (Iron Age). In one of the oldest Vedic writings, attributed to the god-man Manu, the four yugas are said to add up to 24,000 years, but when they are enumerated they only come to 12,000 years. The Krita/Satya Yuga lasts 4,800 years; the Treta Yuga lasts 3,600; the Dvapara lasts 2,400 years and the Kali Yuga lasts 1,200 years. The “descent into darkness”- Kali Yuga – started when the summer solstice (June) Sun was aligned with the apparent Galactic Center, around 10,800 BC. The “Ascent back into light” takes place now, when the winter solstice (December) Sun aligns with the apparent Galactic Center around 2002-2012.
It would seem that no matter who you are or what sort of worship practice you follow, things around the world point to the human race being fed up with current human behaviour.
For years, Shell has been vying for one environmental jewel that has remained off-limits to the company’s drill rigs: the Polar Bear Seas off the northern coast of Alaska, including the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
The Obama Administration has just given Shell a tentative go-ahead to begin drilling this summer off the coastline of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge—the polar bear's most important denning ground in Alaska. An oil spill is all but assured if the company moves forward with full-scale oil production. Even worse, the oil industry has no proven method for cleaning up oil in the Arctic's ice-filled waters. So the death toll of oil-soaked and poisoned polar bears, whales and seals would be unimaginable.-Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., NRDC Senior Attorney
In case you think this drilling will cut your gas bill, guess again. Our number 1 export last year was, wait for it, Gasoline! ("Gas, other fuels are top U.S. export – USATODAY.com") We're using less gas, so they're selling it offshore to South America rather than cutting prices. They won't cut prices, they'll keep them high and sell whatever we don't use offshore and pocket the profits.
Which is why they want to drill in the Arctic so badly. Not to reduce our energy dependence on foreign oil. Just to make more money while soaking your wallet.
I do, indeed, have a problem with this. If you do too, have a look at the attached.
KEEP SHELL OUT OF THE ARCTIC! http://www.savebiogems.org/stop-shell/
- Arctic National Wildlife Refuge 50th Anniversary - A Pictorial Odyssey Amidst Renewed Debate (prweb.com)
- Offshore Drilling Agency Conditionally Approves Shell's Arctic Drilling (thinkprogress.org)
- Rep. Doc Hastings renews fight over Alaska oil drilling (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Shell's Sketchy Arctic Spill Plan (thinkprogress.org)
- Alaskans Express Serious Concerns About Arctic Offshore Drilling (gcaptain.com)