A good time to start something new….do some reflection …..clear out the old……
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