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

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

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

Winter Solstice update

Been 3 weeks since the last update …..a few interesting stories have popped up….really it’s much of the same nonsense as we struggle to evolve with all of our power struggles and chipping away at the planet that sustains us. However hope is never lost as we can change very quickly should we collectively decide to……santasurf

Sometimes a reality check is in order……Life on Earth is Dying. Thousands of Species Cease to Exist | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

The author of that sobering piece has created a PDF with a 15 year plan for action called the FlameTree Project -To Save Life on Earth

meanwhile the madness continues in this season of consumerism and family ties…..

Honor your parents ….as you never know when they will be gone♥…..and they’ve done so much for us ♥

France, Australia to sign ‘contract of century’ for 12 state-of-the-art submarines 

Duterte wants the death penalty back and daily executions in the Phillipines

Psychedelics as medicine made big leaps in research in 2016

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….

British referendum on leaving European Union, War on Cash, and more….

UK to hold referendum June 23rd on whether to leave the EU

Mario Draghi, head of the European Central Bank, is looking at eliminating the €500 note using crime and money laundering as a reason; unfortunately it’s rather disingenuous and prudent analysts are saying that this is really just another step towards the elimination of all cash in order to have more control over people. The only way to get people to accept the madness of negative interest rates seems to be to close the exits and eliminate cash as an option to opt out of a system of central control which has terrible implications for personal freedom…..it’s important that people are aware of this as it seems that most people are being seduced by the lure of convenience and not realizing that they are slowly being squeezed …….if you want to read a bit more about the negative interest rate madness and the trends against cash check out this recent Bloomberg article

also to see the issue on more simple terms check out this one “Why are Zero Interest Rates Bad?”

Safes sell out as a way to store cash- Japan’s citizens recent response to negative rates

cashless society marches on….Mastercard now wants to bring facial recognition software to Canada for payments via smartphones

Colonoscopies no longer recommended as routine screening as health care model evolves

E-Cig vaporisers receive a fail , cancer causing chemicals abound

LA Hospital pays hackers to restore computer network

Walmart now charges for plastic bags in Canada

amazing time lapse photo!

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Day to Night, 2015. Courtesy of National Geographic/ Stephen Wilkes

Freedom, Lies, Science, and some Good News!

Good news! They finally plugged that awful methane leak in Southern California, which has been described by some as the worst environmental disaster since the BP spill

The science world was geeked about the big discovery of two black holes colliding provibinary-black-holeng the existence of gravitational waves

Inexpensive saliva test could detect cancer being worked on by California researchers

The fraudulent nature of the core of our economic system highlighted- workings of the Federal Reserve at the heart of monetary policy

Bill Gates’ philanthropy being questioned…..

Israeli boycotts to be made illegal…seems like a loss of freedom really….

What if we only had one time zone for the whole world?

In the health file – a few more notes on Zika…..Is Zika simply a lie to create profits for drug companies? The virus has been around since the 1950s and the links right now are still not totally conclusive……yet officials are warning people not to get pregnant…it’s unprecedented …..today it pays to ask more questions and not believe everything you read ……never stop questioning and thinking critically. Our survival and freedom depends on us using these critical faculties as we navigate challenging times….