Gemini New Moon/ Ocean News

Ocean news is the focus for this latest update….we just passed World Ocean’s Day on June 8 and plastic debris remains perhaps the most pressing issue aside from the ongoing unsustainable rates of fishing that have been happening for many years now…..here are a few related stories….

Meditteranean has highest levels of microplastics

The machine turning plastic into oil- this would be great for remote places where they often burn their plastic waste……..

Fishing economics- government subsidies prop up unprofitable fisheries- top 6 countries six countries (China, Taiwan, Japan, Indonesia, Spain, and South Korea) accounted for 77% of the global high-seas fishing fleet

Krill digesting microplastic creating nanoplastic

Boyan Slat’s OceanCleanup site talks of 50% reduction of Great Pacific Garbage Patch in 5 years with full deployment

Overview of research- still in early stages

UK and EU plastic strategy comparison

Cleanseas.org- Good resource for ideas and infographics

This article blames sea temperature rise for 99 of 100 sea turtles turning female but I can’t help but wonder if it is in fact the combination of temperature plus microplastic pollution…….

 

Ancient baobab trees dying off in Africa

ATMs being phased out in Japan – the war on cash continues

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February- Winter wanes, light increases

Time to plant seeds! Provided you’re not stuck in a deep freeze that is…….

Magnetic field of earth weakening over South America, increasing in the north- Pole shift ahead?

Japanese scientists work on wireless power transmission

Mass deaths of saiga antelopes in Kazakhstan solved by scientists

India takes a firm stance against cryptocurrencies- Price crashes ensue

Planets discovered outside the Milky Way for the first time

The future of air travel- biometrics and facial recognition

Facebook begins to decline – use down for first time….

Cancer Full Moon kicks off 2018

Blessings to you all for this year ahead! my deepest wish for you is that it be filled with vibrant health, love and prosperity

 

This entry will be a little all over the place reviewing some stories that stuck out from the last year and other random tidbits….enjoy!

Maybe you drank too much last night…..how about some sound healing in the Temple of Sacred Sound?

The year started with inspiration from the Iceman Wim Hof – this excellent 39 minute video tells his amazing story so well – this led to me personally exploring ice therapeutically and doing polar bear swims

VisualCapitalist produced an articles that highlights the top infographics for 2017 related to markets and trends If you’re not familiar with them, infographics are great for visual learners….

The loss of jobs to robots continued – here is one example from Japan – major questions remain as to how humanity will cope with increasing populations and decreasing numbers of jobs due to automation….

The war on cash continued- India was frontline in this struggle  also major players such as VISA have a vested interest in having all transactions go digital…...

Russia has made plans to go biometric for banking services– although optional, it marks a continuing worldwide trend

Lyme disease quietly continued to rise – it may even be implicated in Alzheimer’s and autism in some people- the effects are far more wide-reaching than we realize….physicians are not well versed in treatment protocols generally either…

Facebook could be more powerful than the NSA (or is it already?) in less than 10 years– intriguing article asking good questions about what we’re really buying into by relying on one company for all our connections & our conformist ways of simply doing what everyone else is doing

In China social network profiles are being set up to be official ID

7 Notable Scientific Breakthroughs of 2017

Light pollution finally got some coverage in the media

Bolivia declared independence from IMF and World Bank

Geoengineering continued….or is it all just made up? You be the judge…

US military recognizes ecosystem dynamics – plants oysters to mitigate storm damage

BBC just released a great piece covering the threats to and slow death of the Nile river

Watershed cyberattack disrupted critical infrastructure

Volcanoes to watch in 2018

Japanese government warns of possible megaquake

In-depth look at Yugas (epochs)-author floats 2025 as possible end date of current Kali Yuga followed by earth changes (aka cataclysms)

Vending machines for the homeless

Patent exists for surveillance using smart meters (plus they are apparently fire hazards)

 

Mid Sept. brief update….

Summer comes to a close and my lack of updates has been due to immersive travel….hope you are all keeping well

Funky times ahead….things are moving fast……..the picture below is amazing…people play golf in Oregon while epic fires engulf precious forest…..

40 million affected by flooding in South Asia

Before and After Irma Sat photos- absolute devastation

Japan and Egypt talk Mid-East peace and education

Jobs of the future – babysitting robots in a cavernous warehouse…..

Secret warm caves of Antarctica

Economic tensions between US and China reach new peak

Leo New Moon late July

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

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!

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