Time to plant seeds! Provided you’re not stuck in a deep freeze that is…….
“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….
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
Yesterday was World Ocean’s Day and here are a couple of stories highlighting the issue of plastic ……
‘The Helmholtz Centre in Leipzig, Germany, estimated that 75% of land-borne marine pollution comes from just 10 rivers, predominantly in Asia.’
Reducing the plastic loads in these rivers by 50% would reduce global plastic inputs by 37%, it said.
Restored Colossal Statue of Ramses II(aka Ramesses) unveiled in Egypt apparently he was a redhead….strange for an Egyptian….
Once-pristine Arctic contains 300 billion pieces of plastic what will we do about it? does this article inspire you to rethink how much plastic you consume?
No winners in any nuclear conflict- yet humanity still has almost 15,000 nuclear weapons out there (at least it’s better than the 32,0000 we had back in 1966)
Facebook unveils plan for next year to develop virtual worlds-let’s make life a videogame! quote from the article- “If you believe Facebook has good intentions and will properly protect user privacy, it’s exciting. If you don’t, then it’s a scary step towards a dystopian future.”
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…..
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
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…..
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