Time to plant seeds! Provided you’re not stuck in a deep freeze that is…….
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
Geoengineering continued….or is it all just made up? You be the judge…
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…..
“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
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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
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….
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 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….
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