Mid-April World Update

Turkey votes in a referendum to give Erdogan more power

US attack on Syria – seems like a  false flag event designed to impose a solution on a country in tatters after 6 years of civil war

Luckily North Korea didn’t blow off a nuke on their founder’s anniversary after being warned by China and the US , they opted instead to do a missile test which failed...nevertheless they appear to be prepped to blow one up soon

Nearly 2 billion people rely on food grown elsewhere

Indian court recognizes Himalayan glaciers as “legal persons” as a means of protection

Robots deliver food in San Fran

Blue whales recover from whaling in California

Japan kills 333 whales

Norway hunts 999 whales

Facial recognition in China to dispense toilet paper

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!

March Virgo Full Moon update

A time to finish things already started and go within despite the tendency of full moons to draw us outwards………..

Southwestern US Desert wildflower superbloom greatest in 20 years

Plans made to build artificial island in the North Sea as hub for offshore wind farms

Trump invades Syria- regular troops sent in for first time

BC researchers analysing microplastics in the oceans

Wikileaks exposes vulnerabilities across all computer platforms used by CIA , etc for spying on everyone

One wonders if this story was released to get people even more apathetic about security and to give up on any hope of privacy…..

Do you aerate your lawn at this time of year? If so, chances are it’s counterproductive…..

Europe considering nuclear deterrant…. just lovely

February Snow Moon – winter retreats

Inspirational 105 year old man sets cycling records

Ireland votes to divest from fossil fuels

Lettuce and broccoli rationed in the UK

Indian villagers knit sweaters for elephants due to freezing tempselephant-jumpers-4

Microplastics found in supermarket fish

Produce butchers- yeah that’s a thing- first world luxury

1 billion Yahoo accounts hacked

GPS darts track fleeing suspects- first in Canada

Libra New Moon update

owlMay 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?

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China pillages the high seas and other news…..

Hague court rules China’s South Sea claims invalid in dispute with Philippines– China has built artificial islands for military purposes here and sent it’s Coast Guard ships to scuttle Filipino fishermen from making a living

meanwhile almost 500 Chinese ships raid the coast of West Africa decimating poorer countries

article on the Guinea pillage here…there have also been disputes with Argentina, South Korea, and Indonesia
…….this makes me angry and sad to see such crimes against nature

2 years ago there were reports of illegal fishing in Vietnam’s waters as well

It’s not all  bad news though…..

Ozone hole over Antarctica starting to heal

The frigatebird , a marvel of nature, flies for weeks with no rest 

Scientists discover 1st transmissible cancer that can spread between speciesfrigatebird2

Russia now headed down the mass-surveillance road, Snowden sounds the alarm

France could leave the EU next

Clinton above the law apparently…..

Yellow fever breaks out in Angola

Reinforced concrete- an idea primed to fail……

Lawyers suggest you stop using your finger to unlock your phone…

Google My Activity site shows what it knows about you….

May Full Moon Madness

India diverting rivers to deal with drought….

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Aerial view of Christ the Redeemer, over Rio de Janeiro Getty

Olympics in Brazil could spark worldwide Zika health disaster Harvard researchers warn

Canada adopts Indigenous Rights Declaration at UN – next step- actually putting it into practice

Drones the size of bees using static to hang like bats……..

The advances in drone tech are a bit …disconcerting …..or exciting depending on how you look at it

Psilocybin mushrooms for depression-study published in Lancet Psychiatry

Italy to double child benefits to stimulate birth rate

Drought + harsh winter = hard times in Mongolia- the dzud

Push-button ignitions on cars => unintended problems

The sweetener xylitol is toxic to dogs says FDA