March Virgo Full Moon update

A time to finish things already started and go within despite the tendency of full moons to draw us outwards………..

Southwestern US Desert wildflower superbloom greatest in 20 years

Plans made to build artificial island in the North Sea as hub for offshore wind farms

Trump invades Syria- regular troops sent in for first time

BC researchers analysing microplastics in the oceans

Wikileaks exposes vulnerabilities across all computer platforms used by CIA , etc for spying on everyone

One wonders if this story was released to get people even more apathetic about security and to give up on any hope of privacy…..

Do you aerate your lawn at this time of year? If so, chances are it’s counterproductive…..

Europe considering nuclear deterrant…. just lovely

Pisces New Moon

A good time to start something new….do some reflection …..clear out the old……cristales_cueva_de_naica

Here are the stories and issues that caught my eye these last few weeks….

Fake news has become a trending phrase recently and although it always has existed , it’s funny to see it finally enter the mainstream consciousness. Perhaps this means we really are finally waking up…..now we have another trend… fake friends

In Japan people actually hire fake friends to attend events (pumping up social media numbers) so they don’t feel so lonely and are not seen as having few real friends…..bizarre

Crystal caves in Mexico are very hot & wondrous ……”It is tear inducingly beautiful down there. I wrote several poems about it actually.” Dr. Boston . The caves hold some of the largest crystals in the world mostly selenite

China’s garbage issues esp regarding incineration (which creates dioxins, etc. that end up accumulating at the north and south poles) for more on that phenomenon check out ‘Cold, Clear, and Deadly’ by Melvin Visser

Contrary to popular belief, not all Trump stands for is bad but much is…. and the two main issues that have the broadest impact are nuclear proliferation and the environment………More nukes! Stronger nukes! Trump’s talk of being top dog with nukes is insanity…..also the evisceration of environmental protection is concerning

Deep sea mining for rare-earth metals being considered despite concerns– the addiction to technology is a tough nut to crack

China bans North Korea coal imports

China bans carfentenil– a good move to stop a hideous drug epidemic- sadly the people pumping out these drugs seems to be able to produce new substances far faster than authorities can enact laws to stop them…but that is whole other issue….

Medieval-style drugs catapult found welded to US-Mexico border wall

Taxi-drones set to start carrying passengers in Dubai

European CETA trade deal with Canada approved by EU parliament

Mexico City, the world’s largest, has major water problems

February Snow Moon – winter retreats

Inspirational 105 year old man sets cycling records

Ireland votes to divest from fossil fuels

Lettuce and broccoli rationed in the UK

Indian villagers knit sweaters for elephants due to freezing tempselephant-jumpers-4

Microplastics found in supermarket fish

Produce butchers- yeah that’s a thing- first world luxury

1 billion Yahoo accounts hacked

GPS darts track fleeing suspects- first in Canada

January 2017 – Full Moon update

What’s going on in the world?

China shutting down it’s ivory trade in 2017 – good news!

Inequality deepens under India’s demonetization (aka the war on cash)

Also from globalresearch….Washington behind India’s demonetization project

Artificial Intelligence replaces insurance jobs in Japan

China launches freight train line to London

Obama gives the bumblebee some protection on his way out of office – in advance of the dark ages of environmental protection that Trump’s presidency seems to portend….12bees-superjumbo

Alzheimer’s drug helps teeth heal themselves

Ever been curious about earthquakes? Recently found out about this dutchsinse feed that monitors quakes from around the world and creates visual maps, go to the youtube livestream to see the most up to date action….

Scientists suggest Atlantic current collapse (as pictured in the movie The Day After Tomorrow) could actually happen in 300 years

Firefighting blamed for megafires

How about a big picture look at things?

Or how about a REALLY big picture of things….new digital map of the cosmos

Winter Solstice update

Been 3 weeks since the last update …..a few interesting stories have popped up….really it’s much of the same nonsense as we struggle to evolve with all of our power struggles and chipping away at the planet that sustains us. However hope is never lost as we can change very quickly should we collectively decide to……santasurf

Sometimes a reality check is in order……Life on Earth is Dying. Thousands of Species Cease to Exist | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

The author of that sobering piece has created a PDF with a 15 year plan for action called the FlameTree Project -To Save Life on Earth

meanwhile the madness continues in this season of consumerism and family ties…..

Honor your parents ….as you never know when they will be gone♥…..and they’ve done so much for us ♥

France, Australia to sign ‘contract of century’ for 12 state-of-the-art submarines 

Duterte wants the death penalty back and daily executions in the Phillipines

Psychedelics as medicine made big leaps in research in 2016

Sagittarius New Moon update

sadgeCards Against Humanity Celebrates Black Friday by Digging a Pointless Hole in the Ground – how fitting!

Trump is Killing the TPP– which is probably good news as the benefits to the average person were minimal . The US and Japan effectively had veto power over this one so now that the US is out it’s dead.

War on Cash trend continues- India rupee ban sparks day of rage and discontent – governments want everyone online for total control as cash allows people to opt out of a broken system. Sadly people seem bent on convenience at all costs and don’t see that financial freedom is slowly slipping away…..

Facebook made China censorship tool

Vietnam scraps plans for nuclear plant

Swiss votes to keep nuclear plants a bit longer

French Air Force to use eagles against drones 582f23c2c4618805208b4574

Many clinical trial results are missing– how science skews perspective by not showing all results

US has recently banned triclosan but Canada drops the ball– ‘The absence of a ban here means Canada could become a dumping ground for products containing triclosan once the U.S. measures take effect’ . Results of the assessment indicate that triclosan can adversely affect aquatic organisms, even at very low concentrations. “As a result of its continuous releases from wastewater treatment systems to water courses, triclosan may cause harm to freshwater organisms.” Despite this government website goes on to state-“However, the Government of Canada has concluded that triclosan is not harmful to human health at current levels of exposure.”          A consultation period is open for submission until January 25th…

North Korea observes 3 days of mourning for ‘comrade Castro’ – politics sure is strange sometimes….Castro visited 30 years ago and recently in May of this year Cuban officials had talked of strengthening ties, however with Cuba now normalizing relations with the US it’s unlikely to amount to much

November Taurus Full Moon

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India wipes out 86% of cash in surprise move

Finland heading for a total restructure of the way subjects are taught in school

France planning mass biometric database on it’s citizens

Revelations of Canadian surveillance shatters any illusion of trust & proper oversight

Cleanup of Alberta tarsands proposed to put people back to work

Huge earthquake hits New Zealand Nov. 13th (interesting how these big quakes often coincide with full moons)

Argentina planning to cull 100,000 beavers to save native forests