Been away traveling…..largely disconnected …. hence the lateness of this update
one story that was related to my travels was Hurricane Ophelia hitting Ireland…..which sounds like it’s rare but apparently not.…..this one could have easily hit me out in the ocean though had it tracked more southwards…..I did snap photos of chemtrails south of where the storm was tracking so perhaps there was an effort to steer it……
Here are some things that caught my eye from the last couple of months…..
Apps designed to be addictive- teens now will likely spend a decade of their life staring at a smartphone– “We’re really living in this new era that we’re not just designing software anymore, we’re designing minds.” Ponder that ……
Void found in Great Pyramid
Coral eats plastic like we eat junk food…..
Ship exhaust makes oceanic thunderstorms more intense
Antarctic ozone hole smallest in 29 years- good news! Which led me to wonder……how about the North Pole? Well there isn’t as much of an issue there and this page does a decent job explaining the differences in temperature, chemistry, and geography
All the nukes in the world visualized
Long-lost art found on isle in Caribbean
Historic treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons passed in UN
“France, the United Kingdom and the United States have not taken part in the negotiation of the treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons. We do not intend to sign, ratify or ever become party to it.” Interesting…..
Activist art highlights palm industry.….speaking of palm….it came to my attention that Dr. Bronner’s soap uses palm oil so all the hippies and environmentalists who love Dr. Bronners may want to reconsider their support….
Largest online dark web marketplace taken down
Elon Musk talks renewable energy
Tardigrades- hardier than cockroaches- can survive incredible conditions
VISA- War on cash- “We’re focused on putting cash out of business,” Visa’s new CEO Al Kelly – VISA offering bribes/incentives to retailers to refuse taking cash
Hotel run by robots opens in Tokyo- welcome to the future
Meanwhile Japanese population continues to decline as young people not having sex/having families
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thankful for water today and the turning of the seasons into spring
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!
Been on vacation for a bit and now I’m back, hope this finds you well wherever you are !
Here is a roundup of stories that caught my eye during the last 5 weeks as I always try to keep an eye on what’s going on even if I’m not actively posting….
Canada dumps gold– can’t say this seems prudent given the global environment we’re in now- you could argue we have this luxury being a producer but nevertheless having zero reserves is questionable (esp when noting how gold has performed well in the first part of 2016 and over the last 8 years)……