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Farm-ageddon: No birds. No bees. Our countryside laid waste. And billions of animals that never see a blade of grass – book warns of terrifying threat from today’s mega-farms

Because I believe this industrialised farming, which treats the delicate art of working the land and rearing animals in the same way as making widgets or rubber tyres, is a disaster. A ‘farmageddon’ no less.

In my investigations of places around the world where such dubious systems are already well established, I saw barren landscapes devoid of anything living except the animal or crop at the centre of the operation. In California, I saw farmers importing hives of bees by the truckload to pollinate their crops because the chemical sprays and fertilisers they used had wiped out all the wild ones.

Every year, it costs them £150 million for 40 billion bees to do what is required on 60  million almond trees — yet another sign of how nature’s support systems are breaking down in the wake of unsustainable farming techniques.

I saw beaches in Brittany clogged by a green tide of noxious seaweed created by the waste of 14 million pigs pouring into rivers and down to the sea. I learned of pinkish-brown lagoons of animal effluent in North Carolina and China.

I saw the terrible suffering of animals treated like production machines, pushed ever further beyond their natural limits, bred to produce more milk or eggs, or to grow fat enough for slaughter at a younger and younger age.

via Farm-ageddon: No birds. No bees. Our countryside laid waste. And billions of animals that never see a blade of grass – book warns of terrifying threat from today’s gram mega-farms | Daily Mail Online

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Schumer, Gillibrand Co-Sponsor Senate Bill That Would Make Boycotting Israel A Felony

Both of New York’s Senators have signed on to a bill that would criminalize any attempt by Americans to boycott Israel, according to a new report.
According to The Intercept, Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are among 43 U.S. Senators who have co-sponsored the Anti-Israel Boycott Act, a bill that the ACLU wote is “antithetical to free speech protections enshrined in the First Amendment” in a letter to lawmakers urging them to oppose the bill.
The Senate bill appears to target the Boycott, Divest and Sanction movement that seeks to pressure Israel to end its occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip through economic isolation. Under the terms of the bill, a pair of U.S. laws that prohibit U.S. citizens from supporting a boycott request from a foreign government against an ally of the United States would be updated to specifically prohibit Americans from supporting international boycott efforts against Israel.

via Schumer, Gillibrand Co-Sponsor Senate Bill That Would Make Boycotting Israel A Felony: Gothamist

Only The ‘Good Jews’ Get To Go

Well, here’s a shocker. Our thin-skinned president-of-only-his-own-fans held the annual White House Hanukkah party a few days ago. Every president before him has made this a nonpartisan event, but not this time. This time, only the “good Jews” got to go. No Democrats were invited, Jewish or otherwise. No heads of major Jewish congregations who’d dared criticize him or his administration. Two Jewish Republicans were invited and should be ashamed of themselves for having attended.

I guess it shouldn’t bother me so much. After all, none of the black members of the House or Senate were invited. No gay people were invited. The Hanukkah celebration of eternal flame, representing goodness, charity, faith, and victory over the oppressor, was turned into something entirely different. Something divisive. Something petty. Something so childish, it beggars belief.

via Only The ‘Good Jews’ Get To Go | HuffPost

Further Signs of Looming US War with North Korea

To restart talks, Russia and China have both urged a so-called freeze-for-freeze—a halt to US-South Korean war games in return for a North Korean freeze on missile and nuclear testing. Washington has repeatedly rejected the proposal. Far from easing tensions, South Korean Defence Minister Song Young-moo this week said the joint drills would be conducted “two to three times a month.”

The Trump administration has deliberately created a powder keg on the Korean Peninsula in which a relatively minor incident or miscalculation could trigger a conflict that spirals out of control and drags in other powers. China and Russia are both deeply concerned that the US will provoke a devastating war on their doorstep.

Amid the joint US exercises in South Korea, the Chinese navy and air force has been conducting its own military drills. On Monday air force spokesman Shen Jinke announced that Chinese aircraft recently conducted exercises drills over the Yellow and East China seas near the Korean Peninsula using “routes and areas it has never flown before.”

via Further Signs of Looming US War with North Korea | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

Who Owns Puerto Rico’s Debt, Exactly? We’ve Tracked Down Ten of the Biggest Vulture Firms

When Puerto Rico declared a form of bankruptcy in May, it was the largest municipal bankruptcy debt in U.S. history. Puerto Rico’s more than $74.8 billion in debt and $49 billion in pension system obligations surpasses Detroit, Mich.’s $18 billion bankruptcy in 2013. Much of that debt is interest. According to a report by the ReFund America Project, the financial firms like Goldman Sachs and Citigroup that helped structure the bonds built in astronomically high interest rates. Nearly half the debt—$33.5 billion—is interest, and another $1.6 billion comes from fees paid to these firms.

To scrounge up that money, Puerto Rico has been struggling through austerity measures approved last spring by a U.S.-appointed fiscal control board, including school closures and utility bill hikes. In August the control board proposed even more draconian measures, such as massive furloughs.

The financial firms have organized themselves into alliances to aid their quest to get paid. These alliances include the Mutual Fund Group, which claims $7.1 billion in Puerto Rico’s debt; the Ad Hoc Group, which claims $3.3 billion; the Cofina Senior Bondholders Coalition, which claims $3.1 billion; ERS Secured Creditors, which claims roughly $1.4 billion; and the QTCB Noteholder Group, which claims more than $600 million.

via Who Owns Puerto Rico’s Debt, Exactly? We’ve Tracked Down Ten of the Biggest Vulture Firms | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

“Greater Israel”: The Zionist Plan for the Middle East – The Infamous “Oded Yinon Plan”

The following document pertaining to the formation of “Greater Israel” constitutes the cornerstone of powerful Zionist factions within the current Netanyahu government,  the Likud party, as well as within the Israeli military and intelligence establishment. (article first published by Global Research on April 29, 2013).

President Donald Trump has confirmed in no uncertain terms, his support of Israel’s illegal settlements (including his opposition to UN Security Council Resolution 2334, pertaining to the illegality of the Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank).

Moreover, by moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem and allowing for the expansion of Israeli settlements in the occupied territories and beyond, the US president has provided a de facto endorsement of the “Greater Israel” project as formulated under the Yinon Plan.

Bear in mind: this design is not strictly a Zionist Project for the Middle East, it is an integral part of US foreign policy, namely Washington’s intent to fracture and balkanize the Middle East. Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is intended to trigger political instability throughout the region.

According to the founding father of Zionism Theodore Herzl, “the area of the Jewish State stretches: “From the Brook of Egypt to the Euphrates.”  According to Rabbi Fischmann,  “The Promised Land extends from the River of Egypt up to the Euphrates, it includes parts of Syria and Lebanon.”

via “Greater Israel”: The Zionist Plan for the Middle East | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

Lovvvvvvvvvvvv

No longer keep looking for suffering. Keep your eyes open for all the Goodness in the world, for Goodness and Happiness are My Will for you day by day, instant by instant. Of course, Goodness and Happiness are My Will for you.

You tend to have a different expectation. Don’t ever say that suffering is My expectation for you. Never. My Vision goes far beyond suffering.

Because you interpret loss as suffering, you suffer. If you could know non-attachment rather than loss, what would you suffer? You set up all these Earth rules and regulations. You believe in them. Don’t believe in your own propaganda.

You believe that Love is lost and found, found and lost, and, so, you go around in circles. To go around the Merry-Go-Round is fun, but that’s as far as going around in circles goes.

Children look forward with joy to every day. This is how it is supposed to be. If you consider this to be True, move forward without further ado. Anticipate Joy every day. Draw Joy to you with My blessings.

via Lovvvvvvvvvvvv | Heavenletters

US and Israel ‘Isolated’ at UN Security Council Meeting on Jerusalem

In an emergency meeting convened by the United Nations Security Council on the crisis prompted by President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the U.S. stood isolated as other members unanimously condemned the decision.

The meeting was called by Bolivia, Uruguay, Italy, Senegal, Egypt, France and the United Kingdom on Friday.

Bolivian Ambassador Sacha Llorenti offered the strongest words of condemnation. Llorenti is known for his outspoken support of the Palestinian people, having debated the issue at the U.N. wearing a Keffiyah: a black-and-white scarf that has become a symbol of Palestinian resistance.

“While there are two parties in this conflict, they are not on a level playing field,” Llorenti said. “One is an occupying power, the other is an occupied people.

“One party builds illegal settlements… One party puts a seige on Gaza… One party takes over the water resources and farmlands of the other …. One of the parties engages in forced displacement. Bolivia opposes the unilateral decision of the United States to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.”

Other representatives, including France, Japan, Russia, and Sweden, expressed their dismay at the decision, saying that it would lead to violence and potentially ruin chances at the peace process that President Trump claims to favor.

Egyptian Ambassador Amr Aboulatta said he expected the decision to have a “grave” impact on peace.

via US and Israel ‘Isolated’ at UN Security Council Meeting on Jerusalem « Aletho News

A Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On

In Saner Thought

The cold snap has left us Southerners with a bit of a shiver……normally we in the Deep South do not suffer from the bone chilling weather that most the country has to endure…..and we do not suffer quietly.

My garden is only a memory from the summer…..at least the wide array of birds are still visiting and makes it seem like Spring…..

Sorry I was babbling on but it is Sunday and what better day to go on aimlessly?

Now we get to the good stuff……..

Sunday and I have some sad news for the world……looks like that next year, 2018, is going to be a bad year for earthquakes……17 to 20 major quakes of 7.0 or higher magnitude……

Two geologists may have spotted a surprisingly simple correlation that can help predict earthquakes—and if they’re correct, the Earth is on track for an uptick in major quakes next year. The…

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