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

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Taurus New Moon update

Restored Colossal Statue of Ramses II(aka Ramesses) unveiled in Egypt apparently he was a redhead….strange for an Egyptian….

Once-pristine Arctic contains 300 billion pieces of plastic    what will we do about it? does this article inspire you to rethink how much plastic you consume?

Nuclear diamond batteries developed by scientists

No winners in any nuclear conflict- yet humanity still has almost 15,000 nuclear weapons out there (at least it’s better than the 32,0000 we had back in 1966)

Advertising steals your attention & time and most often gives nothing in return

Saturn probe headed for final destruction after 12 years of data collection

US interfered in foreign elections 81 times in 54 years

Britain recently went coal-free for 24 hours- a first since the 1880s

Around the world by bicycle in 7 years

Is the air on airplanes laden with toxic chemicals?

Facebook unveils plan for next year to develop virtual worlds-let’s make life a videogame! quote from the article- “If you believe Facebook has good intentions and will properly protect user privacy, it’s exciting. If you don’t, then it’s a scary step towards a dystopian future.”

Bose headphones spy on users; lawsuit filed

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

June Full Moon/ Summer Begins…..

Net Neutrality movement claims victory as internet rights upheld in US ruling

Canada passes assisted dying law for terminally ill patients after much debate

Cordyceps harvesting in Tibet likely unsustainable

Microsoft bought LinkedIn 

Fearmongering in full force as Brexit vote 5 days away in Britain

Russian hackers penetrate Trump’s campaign

Walmart vs. VISA

Nepal struggles with corruption amid reconstruction and poverty

Alonzo_Lyons_Himalaya_DSCN7755Dead Sea shrinkage

Having the Olympics in Rio was a mistake. All of the money spent building underused sporting arenas would have been much better spent addressing the true roots of poverty and environmental degradation. There are 2 stories that highlight these issues well…this one on the pollution in Guanabara Bay and this one on the scope of the financial disaster recently declared

When you buy food that has palm oil in it (and I do hope you read labels) just remember this picture……

Russia has the world’s largest fleet of over 2 dozen icebreakers and just launched their biggest one ever- the Arktika

 

 

2016, Trends, Inspiration, and Brainstorming

Wishing you all an epic year filled with health, love, learning, and happiness ! Thanks for stopping by

Another year has arrived and I’ve been clearing away the clutter to make room for new endeavors & more focused, inspired living. I’ve tackled physical possessions and digital distractions attempting to pare down and distill my life to what really serves me and truly has value. In an age of distraction, these actions can really lay the foundation for true productivity and creativity. Starting something new is always a challenge no doubt, but the alternative-the slow grind into mediocrity and decline- is a terrible way to go.

the healing earth

Currently I’m seeking suggestions as to what this blog could feature more ofwhat holds value for you in the digital realm ? or just in your life in general? To be honest there is a part of me that is always conflicted with the time I spend online as I love being present in the physical world being active not in front of a screen, but I digress…….

    There is a desire within me to make this blog more meaningful, useful, and relevant and so please do send me any ideas you have. There has never been a better time for us to collectively kick our own asses into gear and reach for truth, health, and lives filled with meaning.

In the news…….harsh truths edition….

media_indoctrination   Big Sugar industry not much different from Big Tobacco in its tactics regarding health effects

Ethiopia facing epic drought

iPhones ruin posture and dampen mood

6 months alone in Canadian wilderness

TSA one step closer to making body scanners mandatory…

Controversial but well-done article on the propaganda and lies that underlie modern civilization

Full text of the Paris climate deal link here for those who have time on their hands….

Late August Food for Thought …

Butter good , margarine bad (just in case you had it backwards)

Places endowed with beautiful nature are less religious? the idea is that the inherent beauty of nature supplies some of the spiritual inspiration reducing the demand for organized religion to fill that role

Lawsuit Accuses Costco of Selling Shrimp Harvested by Slave Labor

In California, law firms have filed a class action lawsuit against Costco and its Thai seafood supplier, arguing that the company has knowingly sold shrimp whose harvesting relies on rampant human trafficking and forced labor. Men who have escaped from boats in this supply chain have testified to beatings, torture, execution-style killings and grueling 20-hour shifts. The suit seeks to block Costco from selling these shrimp unless they are labeled as the produce of slavery.  Democracy Now Aug, 20th

Transforming Media with an inspiring speaker, Dr. Kelly Neff

chaos

Oh and here’s one on the doom side of things China Tests the Most Dangerous Nuke of All Time

Interesting things you never knew about Kazakhstan Oil price crash shows the value of a diverse economy

Spotify and the creepiness factor

In the name of balance a good story …Grey wolves return to California for first time in 100 years

July & The Season of Fire

Worst June wildfire outbreak ever in Alaska’s history

Peru to provide free solar power to it’s 2 million poorest citizens

Robots replacing bricklayers, they’re faster and don’t need breaks

Russia has microwave gun that can destroy drones from 6 miles away

Low male fertility caused by sunscreen and plastics

Interesting read on tech being developed using hydrogen peroxide to remove micropollutants from waterways

Saudi prince donates $32B to charity

Gambler donates fortune to preserve nature in Florida

London, the epicenter for criminal money laundering

Community Solar Farming, coming soon to a city near you?