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?
UK to hold referendum June 23rd on whether to leave the EU
Mario Draghi, head of the European Central Bank, is looking at eliminating the €500 note using crime and money laundering as a reason; unfortunately it’s rather disingenuous and prudent analysts are saying that this is really just another step towards the elimination of all cash in order to have more control over people. The only way to get people to accept the madness of negative interest rates seems to be to close the exits and eliminate cash as an option to opt out of a system of central control which has terrible implications for personal freedom…..it’s important that people are aware of this as it seems that most people are being seduced by the lure of convenience and not realizing that they are slowly being squeezed …….if you want to read a bit more about the negative interest rate madness and the trends against cash check out this recent Bloomberg article
also to see the issue on more simple terms check out this one “Why are Zero Interest Rates Bad?”
Safes sell out as a way to store cash- Japan’s citizens recent response to negative rates
cashless society marches on….Mastercard now wants to bring facial recognition software to Canada for payments via smartphones
Colonoscopies no longer recommended as routine screening as health care model evolves
E-Cig vaporisers receive a fail , cancer causing chemicals abound
LA Hospital pays hackers to restore computer network
Walmart now charges for plastic bags in Canada
amazing time lapse photo!
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Day to Night, 2015. Courtesy of National Geographic/ Stephen Wilkes