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……
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
Cards 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
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
May 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?