Friday, June 29, 2012



Dear America,
We have gone through a lot in the years since your birth. 
Too many wars.
Too many racial nightmares.  
Too many prejudicial minds condemning other religions.
Too many bad habits, taxes, laws, etc.  The ever-growing number of rules are already choking us.
We have survived so much.
Before I close my eyes,
it would be so wonderful to see peace,
justice, and a return of spiritual values to our land.  
Thanks for listening.

Love Ruby *o* 

Monday, June 25, 2012


MAN'S Ancient Belief In Afterlife

Norma’s Ark Blog =
Reprinting a blog with permission of author. 

YES! This is a photo of an ancient Egyptian door to the after-life. Yet untold eons before it was created, very early MAN was already burying their dead with flowers, ornaments, utensils, tools, and the essence of spirituality. What triggered such an idea in our species?
I have seen animals mourn, pine away, and be depressed when their companions go. Why not early MAN?
Surely our prehistoric hunter/gatherer forefathers and mothers had brief and harsh lives. Infant mortality must have been exceptionally high. How could they continue their searching for food and shelter watching the daily realities of life and death? Creative MAN conjured many feelings into the eons of raw spirituality. They saw the brevity of life as a hardship to survive. Hence, the continuity of mind and a new, spiritual existence would be a logical idea to bring them comfort.
Today, so many organized religions accept the concept of life after physical death, that it has taken root to the very core of our being. We speak about heaven (and on occasion it can be hell), as if it is a real, viable place to encounter our loved ones after we pass. Some people claim to contact their loved ones. Some people claim to contact other spirits. After a lifetime of doing research on this subject,
I have become a person who does believe we continue on consciously after the physical part ends here. Endless stories of those who return from Near Death Experiences have me convinced that they are telling the truth. I myself have had four Near Death Experiences. It was beyond glorious to encounter the angelic beings on the other side. Surely, a profound belief that has been part of MAN since the earliest of ponderings, and has lasted up to this moment, must be a very power-filled energy!
Seek in your own minds and souls that wondrous sense of oneness with eternity.   And please share your global thoughts with our readers?
Blest Be. Ruby *o*
# posted by Dr. InaNorma Yanez, CH.t 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Obama invokes executive privilege as Holder faces contempt vote

President Barack Obama invoked executive privilege on Wednesday for the first time since taking office to withhold certain Justice Department documents tied to the flawed "Operation Fast and Furious" gun-smuggling investigation from lawmakers demanding them. Obama's 11th-hour decision, revealed in a letter from the Justice Department to House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, did not derail the California Republican's plans to hold a vote declaring Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.
"I write now to inform you that the President has asserted executive privilege" over the documents, Deputy Attorney General James Cole told Issa in a letter released by the White House.
"Although we are deeply disappointed that the Committee appears intent on proceeding with a contempt vote, the Department remains willing to work with the Committee to reach a mutually satisfactory resolution of the outstanding issues," Cole wrote in the letter.
Issa read from Cole's letter as his committee opened the hearing, and said he was "evaluating" the situation but would not hold off on the contempt vote. If the panel votes to hold Holder in contempt, it could lead to a full House vote on the issue, which would refer the matter to a Justice Department prosecutor. The attorney general had recently warned of a "constitutional conflict" on the issue.
Obama's decision was sure to ramp up election-year political warfare between the president and his Republican critics in Congress and the fight could, conceivably, land in the Supreme Court.
Issa met with Holder late Tuesday to find a last-minute path out of the expanding constitutional conflict, but said afterwards that they had failed to reach a satisfactory arrangement regarding lawmakers' access to documents connected to "Fast and Furious." The operation aimed to track the flow of guns from the United States into the hands of Mexican drug cartels, but many firearms went missing and two turned up at the scene of the killing of Customs and Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.
Republicans have accused Holder of misleading them on what he knew about the operation and when. The attorney general has blamed Republicans of playing politics by rejecting his offers to make some of the materials available. Obama has rejected Republican calls to dismiss Holder.
The White House, in an email to reporters announcing the move, noted that Obama's Republican predecessor President George W. Bush had invoked executive privilege six times, and former President Bill Clinton relied on the doctrine 14 times. Republicans hit back by sending reporters a snippet from a March 2007 interview in which Obama condemned the Bush Administration's use of executive privilege "every time there's something a little shaky that's taking place" and urged that administration to "come clean."
By invoking "executive privilege," the Administration was essentially asserting a right to withhold documents that Issa's committee has sought using a congressional subpoena. The Supreme Court has ruled in the past that the privilege has its roots in the separation of powers enshrined in the Constitution. At issue is whether disclosing the documents could imperil ongoing investigations or reveal internal deliberations -- something officials of both parties have warned could make it hard for future officials to offer candid advice for fear it could be made public.
"In brief, the compelled production to Congress of these internal Executive Branch documents generated in the course of the deliberative process concerning the Department's response to congressional oversight and related media inquiries would have significant, damaging consequences," Cole wrote to Issa.
"As I explained at our meeting yesterday, it would inhibit the candor of such Executive Branch deliberations in the future and significantly impair the Executive Branch's ability to respond independently and effectively to congressional oversight," Cole said.
"Such compelled disclosure would be inconsistent with the separation of powers established in the Constitution and would potentially create an imbalance in the relationship between these two co-equal branches of the Government," the deputy attorney general wrote to Issa.
Republican House Speaker John Boehner's office seized on Obama's decision, arguing that it suggested White House involvement in a "cover-up" of the errors in "Fast and Furious."
"Until now, everyone believed that the decisions regarding 'Fast and Furious' were confined to the Department of Justice. The White House decision to invoke executive privilege implies that White House officials were either involved in the 'Fast and Furious' operation or the cover-up that followed," said Boehner spokesman Brendan Buck.
"The Administration has always insisted that wasn't the case. Were they lying, or are they now bending the law to hide the truth?" Buck said in a statement emailed to reporters.
But that's not necessarily true. Holder, who wrote to Obama asking him to invoke executive privilege, made no mention of any involvement by the White House in "Fast and Furious," which was run out of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in Arizona. And an Obama administration official shared a list of "examples of assertions of executive privilege not involving presidential communications" dating back to former President Ronald Reagan's October 1981 decision to do so in connection to international Interior Department deliberations about the Mineral Lands Leasing Act.
And White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer accused Republicans in Congress of neglecting efforts to spur job growth in faovr of pursuing "a politically motivated, taxpayer-funded election-year fishing expedition."
"Give the economic challenges facing the country, we believe that House Republicans should work with the rest of Congress and the president to create more jobs, not more political theater," Pfeiffer said in an emailed statement.

Saturday, June 16, 2012



It is with great smiles that I can say our Precious HoneyGlow has decided to become a therapy cat for my patients.  She was rescued as a feral pregnant older kitten.  For sure she has seen a lot in her brief life.  Yet she walks around loudly purring, and is so breathtakingly sweet it makes my heart smile.
Yesterday, HoneyGlow made the choice to choose a patient to help.  I was enthralled watching this transition. Truly she is now earning her kibbles.
Thank you for helping others, Sweet HoneyGlow.  The more you live with us, the more you behave like our RubyGlow in Rainbow!
It is beautiful to witness.  I love you. 

Thursday, June 07, 2012




Friday, June 01, 2012



All comments are listed publicly as Anon.  Here are a few that came in re:
PEACE, HEALTH, AND ETC.  Thanks for caring to read Norma's Ark. ;)
Dr. RubyNorma Yanez *o* 

Wonderful blog.

You made me feel.

It takes courage to write things of this nature.

Facing a terminal illness, I found this very beautiful.

Can you please counsel me?

Not in the mood for all this goo, but it is a nice blog.

I am ten and do not understand why Mommy just died.

Tell me more. My courage is gone.

This is hogwash. Some people really are victims.

Please write more blogs of this nature. Times are rough out there and people need uplifting.




Viewing this life from an older, not-so-gently-used-prospective, I find that the quoted statement is more true each day I am alive. For my younger readers, it is still a rosy ride out there providing..... you are in good health, gainfully and happily employed, and are surrounded by supportive and sincere friends and family.  Yet....... we all must face challenges eventually.  How we handle ourselves in the journey is a tribute to courage, role models, and a spiritual awareness above and beyond logic.  Today is not New Year's Eve.  Yet today really is a new life for me.  I must see things this way, otherwise global realities can become gruesome. For those of you facing great challenges, I bid you prayers of merciful courage to get through it all.  For those of you facing joys, I bid you happiness in knowing that joys really do exist. 
One thing I know is certain in life......
The great constant really is change.  Blest Be. RubyNorma *o*

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