Mid-April World Update

Turkey votes in a referendum to give Erdogan more power

US attack on Syria – seems like a  false flag event designed to impose a solution on a country in tatters after 6 years of civil war

Luckily North Korea didn’t blow off a nuke on their founder’s anniversary after being warned by China and the US , they opted instead to do a missile test which failed...nevertheless they appear to be prepped to blow one up soon

Nearly 2 billion people rely on food grown elsewhere

Indian court recognizes Himalayan glaciers as “legal persons” as a means of protection

Robots deliver food in San Fran

Blue whales recover from whaling in California

Japan kills 333 whales

Norway hunts 999 whales

Facial recognition in China to dispense toilet paper

9 year anniversary of chaosandreason- March 28th Aries New Moon update

This blog started on this day 9 years ago and has had a small but loyal following….thank you for continuing to keep up. Send along suggestions you have for making it more valuable….or just drop a line and tell me what is inspiring you and furthering your evolution…..

thankful for water today and the turning of the seasons into spring

The deal that ignited an uprising…that you’ve probably never heard of…in 2009 a South Korean company, Daewoo, tried to buy half of Madagascar’s arable land for 99 years (they would have mowed down all of the forest to grow corn and biofuels)…..unbelievable! good on the people for rising up and putting a stop to it

Yemen is running out of water- lack of water fuels endless conflict

Study shows that smart devices actually make us poorer navigators

Smartphone app & device being developed at Harvard to test sperm count

Whales at war! Orcas vs. Sperm whales

Covert fashion camouflage against surveillance

Diego Garcia- the island stolen from natives for a military base

The realities of power and change- Google woos Republicans- after years of Democrat bias– money still flows to both parties though- big corps always have their pulse on the lever of power wherever they may land…….

JEFTA- another corporate trade deal being worked on in the background, between Japan and the EU…..of course with the EU showing cracks in unity and more and more countries wanting independence from the bureaucracy this may end up being a no-go anyways….

Ford cars hacked!

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

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

Libra New Moon update

owlMay the light of wisdom guide our path as we stumble into the future!

Stories from the last few weeks…..

This one tickled my funny bone….Drone blasted out of the sky by Virginia woman

Zika aerial sprays killing off bee populations

Sugar industry paid scientists to direct blame at fat; reminds me of the tobacco industry tactics…..

Hungary planning new border fence to keep refugees out

Polluted air affects 92% of Earth’s population

Bristle BBQ brushes should be eliminated say surgeons

60% of south Asia’s water contaminated

Global human footprint infographics from the Journal Nature

from 1993 to 2009. We note that while the human population has increased by 23% and the world economy has grown 153%, the human footprint has increased by just 9%. Still, 75% the planet’s land surface is experiencing measurable human pressures. Moreover, pressures are perversely intense, widespread and rapidly intensifying in places with high biodiversity.

5G wireless networks set to be unleashed despite risks to health ; when will it ever be fast enough?

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Late August 2016 update, Sun enters Virgo

 Nova Scotia’s humble role in restoring endangered bald eagle populations- hooray for good stories! american-bald-eagles-like-these-two-eaglets-trace-their-roots-to-cape-breton

China is racing Russia to build floating nuclear reactors….seems like a dodgy idea….

meanwhile RAND thinktank envisions war with China– this insane report argues that the war is inevitable and should happen sooner rather than later for economic reasons…..

these two stories make me uneasy for our collective future…..

Zika virus now in Miami, Florida as CDC issues alert ; also a new study shows effects on adult brains

Private prisons being phased out in the US as cost savings never materialized

Are you bummed because you never learned to type? Never fear! Now voice recognition software is officially advanced enough to be faster than you could ever type

Demand for avocadoes impacts the monarch butterfly- complexities of the web of life

Turkey will be unable to join the EU if it reinstates the death penalty

English bar blocks cellphone signals to get people talking again