ENVIRONMENTAnother Disastrous Side Effect of Monsanto’s Notorious Roundup Pesticide Discovered
The controversial main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup is being connected to algae blooms that have fouled drinking water and killed wildlife.
Glyphosate, the controversial main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup and other herbicides, is being connected to Lake Erie’s troubling algae blooms, which has fouled drinking water and suffocated and killed marine life in recent years. Phosphorus—attributed to farm runoff carried by the Maumee River—has long beenidentified as a leading culprit feeding the excessive blooms in the western Lake Erie basin. Now, according to a new study from chemistry professor Christopher Spiese, a significant correlation has been established between the increased use of glyphosate to the percentage of dissolved reactive phosphorus (DRP) in the runoff.
Source: Another Disastrous Side Effect of Monsanto’s Notorious Roundup Pesticide Discovered | Alternet
New York is poised to dump $7.6 billion into dirty, dangerous and aging nuclear power plants as part of a policy that Governor Andrew Cuomo is calling the Clean Energy Standard. Although this policy would provide support for renewable energy by requiring utilities to meet New York’s goal of producing 50 percent of electricity from renewable energy by 2030, the real money in the plan is sadly reserved for bailing out nuclear plants. The governor wants to keep several aging nuclear plants open to preserve jobs in two upstate communities.
Source: New York’s Governor Would Rather Prop Up the Nuclear Industry Than Invest in Renewable Energy | Alternet
The fossil fuel giant spent nearly $2 million on more than a dozen climate denier and obstructionist groups last year.
By Elliott Negin / AlterNet July 14, 2016
ExxonMobil officials may hem and haw when reporters ask them if the company still funds climate science denier organizations, but the numbers don’t lie.
Source: ExxonMobil Still Funding Climate Science Denier Groups | Alternet
Where too much creative repression often leads: the tightly-constructed self By Steve Beckow, Golden Age of Gaia In the late Nineteenth Century, the prevailing view of the path to growth was what h…
Source: The Journey to the Center of Our Being | Culture of Awareness
By Barbara Minton, Natural Society, August 27, 2015 National legalization of marijuana may be drawing a smidgeon closer. The National Cancer Institute (NCI), one of the federal government sponsored…
Source: Barbara Minton: Marijuana Kills Cancer Cells, Admits the U.S. National Cancer Institute | Culture of Awareness
“Oh yes, and another thing. I hate to say this, but the creation and maintenance of a permanent government-dependent underclass, in our cities, is a purposeful act. It isn’t an accident, and it isn’t just a strategy for winning votes in election seasons. It’s a way of pulling the whole country down, sucking it into an ever-widening vortex of poverty, conflict, division, and useless guilt. It’s a political, economic, and psychological operation. There is no strong motive to help this underclass help itself. If there were, it might lead to a genuine renewal. But renewal isn’t in the cards. The men who are behind this underclass-operation intend to sink America. I should know. I’ve been working for them. Until now.
“Can we right the ship?
“—Did the networks just cut off my feed? I was just getting started. I was about to talk about the militarization and federalization of police forces, and the expanding Surveillance State. We have to curtail all that…Hello? Are we still on the air? Who’s running things here…I need to talk to the person in charge…Who’s in charge?”
Source: The gift that keeps on giving: inner cities, violence, poverty, drugs « Jon Rappoport’s Blog
Following a 0.3% decline in May, Industrial Production rose 0.6% in June (better than the 0.3% rise expected) but year-over-year remains lower (-0.7%) for the 10th straight month. This is the longest non-recessionary streak of industrial production declines in US history. Gains on the month were driven by motor vehicle assembly (which is ironic givenm near-record inventories), but Q2 ended with a decline of 1.0% – the 3rd quarterly decline in a row (also not experienced without a recession). The 0.7% decline YoY in June is the 10th in a row – the longest streak without a recession in US history…
Source: US Industrial Production Declines For 10th Straight Month – Longest Non-Recessionary Streak In History | peoples trust toronto
Source: Caught On Tape – CNN Reporter Cut Off Air As She Critiques Hillary Clinton | Zero Hedge
Hillary Clinton passed the anti crime legislation that is now the issue around the killing and incarceration of minorities. Getting tough on crime is also part of the message of Trump, along with getting tough on immigrants of all kinds, by either tossing them out of the country or building walls to keep them out.
In his chapter on the work of Dr. Daniel P. Brown, an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School, an international expert on hypnosis, he affirms the obvious: that Sirhan was hypno-programmed to shoot his pistol in response to a post hypnotic touch cue, most likely from the girl in the polka-dot dress.Dr. Brown states that Sirhan “did not have the knowledge, or intention, to shoot a human being, let alone Senator Kennedy.” At the request of Sirhan’s defense team seeking a new trial and a parole for Sirhan (efforts led by the great lawyer William Peppers and the heroic Paul Schrade), Dr. Brown “conducted a forensic assessment in six different two-day sessions over a three year span spending over sixty hours interviewing and testing Sirhan at Corona Penitentiary and Pleasant Valley in California.”In his declaration to the Parole Board Dr. Brown stated unequivocally that Sirhan was hypnotized and was therefore a “Manchurian Candidate” who did not kill RFk (see the CIA’s programs ARTICHOKE and MLKULTRA).Furthermore, Faura affirms the fact of a highly sophisticated conspiracy and cover-up that implicates the FBI, LAPD, and CIA. He affirms the fact that far more than the eight bullets in Sirhan’s gun were fired (up to 13), as proven by physical and acoustical evidence. He affirms the fact that, as Los Angeles County Medical Examiner Dr.Noguchi’s autopsy concluded, Kennedy was shot from behind by at least a second gunman with all four bullets entering from the rear, three entering his body. And he affirms the fact that none of the bullets from Sirhan’s gun hit RFK.
Source: The Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy and “The Polka-dot File” | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization
VT has stumbled across the CIA’s secret false flag airforce, composed of stolen MiGs and used to attack hospitals and refugee camps from inside Israel and Turkey.Back in March this year, we reported on a rather shady deal between Croatia and Ukraine where a dozen MiG-21s disappeared. Croatia sent 7 MiG-21s to Ukraine to be refurbished, they were supposed to receive those 7 after refurbishment plus another 5 refurbished to the same standard. What the Croats got was rather different – piles of worn out junk that looked like MiGs but were useless, unable to fly. The Croats investigated and discovered the scam – these were not the MiGs they had sent for refurbishment, they were fakes cobbled together from junk parts taken from scrapped aircraft. One plane had a Bulgarian fuselage, Algerian wings and old fuel tanks from the former Soviet Union.Which begs the question – what happened to Croatia’s MiGs? They were indeed refurbished in Ukraine but the Croats never saw them again, instead, they were sold on to another customer – the Russian Mafia.What would the Russian Mafia want with a dozen refurbished MiG-21s? First, we need to recognise who the Russian Mafia actually are – they are 100% Jewish, the direct descendants of the Khazars. The Khazars inhabited what is now southern Ukraine and one of the main cities of their empire was Odessa, the port on the Black Sea that today is Ukraine’s major port. Odessa today is ruled by former president of Georgia, international arms trafficker and close friend of Israel, Mikhail Saakashvili.
Source: Censored CIA Air Force Article Gets Unblocked Link | Veterans Today
The world’s most distinguished expert in international human rights law believes Dick Cheney should – and eventually will – stand trial for war crimes.Thomas Buergenthal, who served as a judge at the International Court of Justice for the first 10 years of this century, said he believes the former U.S. vice president could be brought before the International Criminal Court, reported Newsweek.“Some of us have long thought that Cheney and a number of CIA agents who did what they did in those so-called black holes should appear before the ICC,” said Buergenthal, who survived the Auschwitz concentration camp as a boy.The 81-year-old was born in the former Czechoslovakia but is now a U.S. citizen and a professor of law at George Washington University.
Source: Dick Cheney should — and eventually will — be tried as a war criminal: former International Court judge
Newt Gingrich managed to out-Trump Donald Trump in the wake of Thursday night’s horrific attack in Nice, calling for nothing less than the ideological testing of all Muslims in the US and the expulsion of those who don’t pass muster. “Let me be as blunt and direct as I can be. Western civilization is in a war. We should frankly test every person here who is of a Muslim background, and if they believe in Sharia, they should be deported,” Gingrich told Fox News’ Sean Hannity, per CNN. “Sharia is incompatible with Western civilization. Modern Muslims who have given up Sharia, glad to have them as citizens.” Gingrich added that Muslims should also have their mosques and online activities monitored.The biggest problem is that those that are most in fear know absolutely nothing about it except for the mindless ranting of morons.Let the old professor help you out a bit…..Sharia is the laws that all Muslims live by……not completely accurate…..there is NO country that lives by Sharia law solely….however Saudi Arabia and Iran are close but no cigar….but Afghanistan comes the closest.
Source: Sharia Along The Way – In Saner Thought
We received a very strong sense from talking with many different people in Crimea that they are happy with their decision. The impetus was not aggression from Russia; the impetus came from the violence and ultra-nationalism of the foreign backed coup in Ukraine.
Protests against Ukraine’s Yanukovych government began in November 2013 in the “Maidan” (central square) in Kiev. Protesters included right wing nationalist and Nazi sympathizers hostile to the Yanukovych government. A significant faction glorified the Ukrainian Nazi collaborator Stepan Bandera.
The US was deeply involved in promoting the “Maidan” protests and strategizing how to bring in a new government. Assistant Secy of State Victoria Nuland demanded the Yanukovych government do nothing to stop or prevent the increasing vandalism, attacks and intimidation. With thugs in the street increasingly clashing with police, the US pressed the Ukrainian government to break economic ties with Russia as a condition for closer relations with Europe and loans from the International Monetary Fund.
Source: The Myth of “Aggressive Russia” | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization
The U.S. Forest Service is holding an open comment period on the terrible land giveaway of sacred Native American land at Oak Flat in Arizona. The comment period ends July 17 — submit your comment now to oppose this land grab by a foreign mining company.
Source: Say NO to mining sacred Native American land in Arizona | CREDO Action
Featured image via Flickr ADDICTING INFO The Republican Convention in Cleveland is facing a financial shortfall, and senior party officials are begging for dollars while nominee Donald Trump contin…
Source: GOP Convention In CHAOS: Party Bosses Admit They’re Running Out Of Cash As Trump Scares Sponsors – The Fifth Column
by Samira Sawlani Now let’s get one thing straight, holding on to power for decades on end is no easy feat, in fact it is downright exhausting, something all of you who judge and chastise leaders …
Source: The Dictators Handbook – Media Diversified
Do You Want to Stop Terrorism? Here’s How … The 9 Ways to Stop Terrorism In the wake of the barbaric terror attack in Nice, France, everyone is arguing over what we should do to stop further terror…
Source: The 9 Ways to Stop Terrorism: Step #1 stop arming them
Submitted by Soeren Kern via The Gatestone Institute, A move by Italy — the third-largest economy in the eurozone — to abandon the euro could strike a potentially fatal blow to the curr…
Source: Could Italy Bring Down The Euro? | peoples trust toronto
Sit outside quietly. Use your senses to experience the ground under your feet, listen to the birds, and feel the breeze. Slow everything down. Now tune into the feelings that being in nature evoke in you. Look at the tree in front of you. How does it make you feel? Start by sensing the vibration of everything around you – trees, rocks, grass, sky. Then bring your awareness back inside yourself. What emotions are you experiencing? Do you feel calm, anxious, optimistic? Sit with those emotions, and acknowledge them. Now throughout the day, check in with your heart. What is it telling you? When you feel yourself overthinking – steer your attention back to how you feel.
You’ve heard me say again and again that you are not here to live someone else’s life. The key to living your own authentic life – to experience your soul destiny – is to live from the heart. When in doubt, turn your focus inward and let your intuition guide you – it’s the voice of your soul!
Source: 1 Easy Exercise To Connect With Spirit by James Van Praagh
Opinion: ¶ “From Global Temps to Clean Energy, Broken Records Define the Climate Crisis” • We’re living in a time of records. More renewable energy came on stream in 2015 than ever, 147…
Source: July 15 Energy News | geoharvey
Source: The Portal: Terms of Surrender
The 1 percent better get jiggy with it, because their time is running out fast. Best they surrender now, if they know what is good for them.
A new dam on indigenous lands at Muskrat Falls will join a network of other hydroelectric projects spanning Innu territories across the Labrador-Quebec peninsula, writes Colin Samson. The continual violation of Innu rights imperils their ability to enjoy healthy and sustainable lifestyles – and follows in a long tradition of indigenous land theft in North America.
Source: Controversial dam robs, poisons Canada’s indigenous Innu people – The Ecologist
“Not only does it slash funding to the EPA, the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and other programs that protect our air, water, lands, wildlife, and climate; it is also chock-full of ideological, poison-pill riders—such as attacks on our ability to limit carbon pollution from power plants, protect clean water for all communities, and create new parks—that simply have no place in a spending bill,” LCV Deputy Legislative Director Alex Taurel wrote in a statement.
Source: Industry Groups Praise House Interior Bill Passage. Greens? Not So Much – Morning Consult
Government axes climate department By Paul Rincon Science editor, BBC News website, 14 July 16, The government has axed the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) in a major departmental s…
Source: UK Government axes climate department « Antinuclear
For a right wing controlled government, this makes absolute sense. Since global warming and climate change don’t exist, we won’t need the dept of environment telling us otherwise. Just get rid of it.
A proposal by Massachusetts to boost the use of renewable energy may put New England’s last two nuclear reactors out of business and undermine the state’s efforts to cut carbon emissions, according to an industry group.
Source: Renewable Power Push Threatens Last Two New England Reactors – Bloomberg
“Year-over-year numbers have not been encouraging of late,” warns National Asscociation of Credit Managers’ economists Chris Kuehl, noting that the “nice little run of steady im…
Source: “This Is Not Encouraging” – Credit Manager Index Crashes To 7 Year Lows
A paradigm of just how badly stand your ground can go wrong: a Black man brutally attacked by a White men unintentionally kills one, is charged with murder, and is denied stand your ground self-def…
Source: Stand Your Ground Goes Wrong In Racist Gang Attack | End Stand Your Ground
The steady loss of the kelp removes an important habitat for other species and has a cascading effect through the marine environment, a Halifax marine biologist warns.
Source: Warming ocean temperatures destroying Nova Scotia kelp forests | Toronto Star
They can’t help themselves. Which comes first? Tobacco shilling or Climate denial? Or bigotry? Don’t let it confuse you. It’s all very, very clear. RawStory: Before there was Nor…
Source: Trump VP Choice Trifecta: Tobacco Shill, Climate Denier, Bigot | Climate Denial Crock of the Week
Venezuela is a powder keg. Once a rich country held together by strong leadership and heavy social spending, it is now in economic disaster and could slide into widespread social disorder, triggering instability throughout Latin America. Drastic shortages of food, medicine, electricity and other necessities are causing small riots. Organized crime and extrajudicial police killings have given Venezuela a frighteningly high rate of murder and violence, with narco-traffickers allegedly in cahoots with corrupt allies in the government and security forces. Runaway inflation means that from March 2015 to 2016 a basket of basic goods for a family of five became 524 percent more expensive. According to a local NGO, Venezuela faced 170 lootings or attempted lootings from January to April 2016.
Source: 6 things you need to know about Venezuela’s political and economic crisis – The Washington Post
“This is a situation that happens all across the country,” Sen. Tim Scott said, “whether we want to recognize it or not.”
Source: Black GOP Senator Talks About Being Pulled Over By Police 7 Times In One Year
Rural areas all over the country are embracing this kind of strategic retreat.
Source: Cash-Strapped Towns Are Un-Paving Roads They Can’t Afford to Fix | WIRED
Part of the mantra of government small enough to fit under a desk means that infrastructure is neglected or denied basic financial support, since it is all ‘evil’ government. Roads, bridges, parks, police, fire, schools, and 2.5 million homeless US citizen children and more are all neglected and denied money.
But when it comes to the biggest pork barrel and government spending program of all; the military industrial complex, the opposite is the rule. The government welfare and entitlement budget called the military gets raises every year, whether they need them or not.
Currently the US military budget is larger than all other civilized countries combined, but that is still not enough for the warmongers and fear mongers.
Refinements of Light Beings leads to connections of Gaia portals. Fleshes of stations are standardized for Higher Realms. Outer barriers are relinquished. Moorings of Galactics are formed.
Source: Refinements of Light Beings leads to connections of Gaia portals
What does this mean? Spiritual evolution continues, despite the seeming downhill course of much of humanity, the environment, animals and plants. The foundation is being set for the connection of Heaven to Earth.. stay tuned. It is coming soon. Some people may have already been connected in small groups or on an individual levels, in a ‘preview’ of what is to come.
Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, People are going to be pissed off no matter who wins this election and that is a very important social dynamic I believe is vastly under appre…
Source: Bernie’s Betrayal Sparks 1000% Jump In Donations To Jill Stein’s Campaign
There are still some who live in the fantasy world of fundamentals, earnings, macro business-cycles, and efficient markets… for everyone else, we offer the following seven charts to explain w…
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James Turnage writes an informed editorial on why Americans have lost the right to know what’s in our food…
Source: Another Government Cover-Up Protecting Big Business | The Truth with No Restriction
By Chris at Market dislocations occur when financial markets, operating under stressful conditions, experience large widespread asset mispricing. Welcome to this week’s edition of …
Source: What To Own In A Debt Implosion
A lawsuit filed earlier this year charging President Barack Obama with waging an illegal war against the Islamic State (or ISIS) was met on Tuesday with a motion from the Obama administration askin…
Source: In Attempt to Dodge Suit, White House Argues Funding War Makes War Legal
By a unanimous vote of its Board of Directors, the organic farmer-controlled Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) has withdrawn its membership from the Organic Trade Association (OTA…
Source: ORGANIC FARMER GROUP Dumps ORGANIC TRADE ASSOCIATION