This is our sweet contributor Leslie when she was a hot air guitar player. She learned the guitar that way.
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This is our sweet contributor Leslie when she was a hot air guitar player. She learned the guitar that way.
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Victory! Who says activism does not work? We can change the whole world people!
This is a big win. President Obama’s decision to reject Keystone XL because of its impact on the climate is nothing short of historic — and sets an important precedent that should send shockwaves through the fossil fuel industry.
Just a few years ago, insiders and experts wrote us off and assured the world Keystone XL would be built by the end of 2011. Together, ranchers, tribal nations, and everyday people beat this project back, reminding the world that Big Oil isn’t invincible–and that organized people can win over organized money.
But the win against Keystone XL is just the beginning, because this fight has helped inspire resistance to a thousand other projects. Everywhere you look, people are shutting down fracking wells, stopping coal export facilities, and challenging new pipelines. If Big Oil thinks that after Keystone XL the protesters are going home, they’re going to be sorely surprised. Today in Canada, dozens of people are risking arrest at Prime Minister Trudeau’s residence as part of the ‘Climate Welcome’ action to urge him to put an immediate freeze to tar sand expansion.
More than anything, though, today’s decision affirms the power of social movements to enact political change, and a clear sign that our movement is stronger than ever. We’re looking to build on this victory, and show that if it’s wrong to build Keystone XL because of its impact on our climate, it’s wrong to build any new fossil fuel infrastructure, period. With the same broad coalition that stood up against this pipeline and took to the streets during the People’s Climate March, we’re better positioned than ever before to make real climate policy a top priority for the U.S. government and achieve meaningful progress in this year’s climate talks. Our movement simply will not rest until our economy shifts away from the dirty fossil fuels of yesterday to the clean renewables of tomorrow.
This is almost funny considering that most US products are made in China.
The minister said the decision is based on guidance from Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in a letter to President Hassan Rouhani.
According to Khamenei, the nuclear accord with world powers reached in July, should help the Iranian economy become more independent, which should have happened years ago. This includes boosting national production and checking imports of US-made goods. Rouhani said he would comply with the guidance.
The Iranian media has reported Khamenei met with students, where he said the United States still remains the main enemy of Iran.
In mid-July in Vienna, Iran and the P5+1 countries finalized the text of an agreement on Tehran’s nuclear program, dubbed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).Under the JCPOA, limits will be put on Tehran’s nuclear activities in exchange for the removal of all economic and financial restrictions against the Islamic Republic related to its nuclear program.
Climate change could subject an additional 600 million people to malnutrition by 2080. We’re on track to see global temperatures rise up to 4°C by the end of the century. Ocean levels on Earth have risen an average of three inches in the last 23 …
Sounds familiar yet unreal? While these facts are truly shocking, some of us just refuse to accept the reality. Well, Climate Change Is Depressingly Robust.
The US Geological Survey is using Repeat Photography to document the progression of global warming and visually convey that climate change is real and happening. The striking photos are created by pairing historic images, from the 1800s to the early 1900s, with contemporary photos of the same landscapes to give global warming a face and make climate change a relevant issue to viewers. The project covers Montana’s Glacier National Park, as well as public parks and forests in Alaska.
While Russia claims global warming is nothing more than a western fraud, America offers evidence that global warming is not only ongoing – but is having real, and drastic effects on the world around us. Take a look at these 20 before-and-after images that reveal the impact of climate change – the results are shocking, and speak for themselves:
Arctic ice, 1980 and 2012
Aral Sea, 1989 and 2014
1920 and 2008: Grinnell Glacier Overlook in Montana.
1930s and 2005: Alaskan Pedersen Glacier
The Enterprise Bridge passes over a section of Lake Oroville in 2011 (left) and 2014 (right) in Oroville, California, which is experiencing “exceptional” drought.
Bleaching of the Great Barrief Reef, 2002 and 2014
1880s and 2005: Alaskan Muir Glacier and Inlet
1926 and 2008: Grinnell Glacier in Montana
The San Blas archipelago in Panama, 2002 and 2014
Aral Sea shrinkage, Central Asia, 2000 and 2014
Melting Muir Glacier, Alaska, 1882 and August 2005
Shrinking Elephant Butte Reservoir, New Mexico, 1994 and 2013
Deforestation of Mount Kenya Forest, Kenya, 1976 and 2007
Melting ice in Ecuador, March 1986 and February 2007
Shrinking Mar Chiquita Lake, Argentina, 1998 and 2011
Deforestation in Rondonia, Brazil, 1975 and 2009
Deforestation of Baban Rafi Forest, Niger, 1976 and 2007
Shrinking Lake Urmia, Iran, July 2000 and June 2013
Daniel Fagre, a Research Ecologist at USGS, says Glacier National Park’s namesake glaciers have receded rapidly since the Park’s establishment in 1910, primarily due to long-term changes in regional and global climate.
“In the last century, the five warmest years have occurred in the last 8 years – in this order: 2005, 1998, 2002, 2003, and 2004. This warming is ongoing and the loss of the Park’s glaciers continues, with the park’s glaciers predicted to disappear by 2030.”
To tell you the truth I really don’t care about Sweden anymore. It has embedded itself with the Barbaric States of Dumbmerica and karma can be a bitch. If Sweden wants to regain any credibility it will drop the ludicrous charges against Julian Assange. Until then I say we boycott anything Swedish.
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November 6, 2015
“I have never written a word with the intent to make people fearful. I believe, and will always believe, that the individual can triumph, no matter what circumstances surround him, if he knows what he is, what he is capable of, and the creative force he possesses.” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)
Note: This article is based on non-mainstream reports and sources who are decidedly independent of the Swedish establishment. Why is it necessary to hunt for facts? Because news is being suppressed.
The population of Sweden? 9.5 million people.
Only 9.5 million.
This should give you some idea about what is happening there, at ground level, as the migrant wave sweeps in.
There are also restrictions on what Swedes can say about the invasion. Political correctness rules. If this isn’t troubling, I don’t know what is.
As usual, politicians and various “community leaders” have jumped on the immigration bandwagon. At minimum, they have lost their minds. I see no coherent assessment of what effect migration will actually have on the economy—especially in a country famous for giving everything away.
Free government services are paid for by taxes. Let’s not forget that. So the extremely high tax rate will jump even higher.
I’m reading reports of violence and rape in Sweden—crimes committed by the new immigrants. From what I gather, even speaking about or publicizing these crimes is a violation.
From what I’ve learned about Sweden over the last 50 years, it’s clear the prevalent attitude of “it’s all good, things are fine, people are nice” is now being layered over the current migration crisis—which would be the equivalent of somehow seeing rainbows festooned with cupids in the middle of a hurricane tearing roofs off houses.
And yet this crisis is still being viewed as a test-case for tolerance. “We must respect all people and their culture…”
But this test case is about something else. It’s about what happens when the culture and community of a country are torn apart. It’s a test case for globalization. What happens when artificial and forced immigration, in great numbers, brings about chaos?
Globalist planners are pondering: “What amount and quality of revolt among the Swedish people will take place? How easy or difficult will it be to squash such a revolt? How long will it take to achieve the goal of somehow “integrating” a new population, most of whom have no intention of blending into the prevailing culture, some of whom plan to take it apart?”
This is a test case for burying the 9.5 million people of Sweden in a new heterogeneous mixture, in order to see what occurs.
Because, make no mistake about it, it is also the plan for many industrialized technological societies around the world.
This is the perception the Globalists hope to engender: “When we look at Germany, France, Sweden, England, and parts of the US, we no longer see the old homogenous population. Therefore, why call them separate nations? Why should they have borders? Why should they have immigration quotas? There are no immigrants. There are only ‘world citizens.’ Given that fact, they all must be governed as One, from an elevated management platform…”
Globalism, par excellence.
This is why Sweden is a test case.
The Globalist inquiry is: “How deeply programmed with ‘humanitarian goals’ are these Swedish people? How much will they endure silently? To what degree will they refuse to see what is in front of their faces?”
Obviously, we are talking about mind control on a widespread basis.
To come back to the economic picture, we will see major jolts. Household incomes will fall. Taxes will increase. Consumer spending will drop. Therefore, Swedish companies will undergo very hard times.
As I’ve written before, this is where the rubber meets the road in the Globalist plan. If companies and corporations that are supposed to win in the “new civilization” can’t find a sufficient consumer base, disaster will loom.
In this light, there is the strong possibility that Sweden will also become a test case for an even more profound Welfare State. Whether through the invention of a new currency, or by allocation of credit, all persons in Sweden would receive enough buying power to “participate in the economy.”
Elite Globalists: “All right, now we have transformed the population and culture of Sweden. We’re clamping down on citizen revolts. But the consumer base is shrinking. Poverty is spreading. It’s time to make every person a viable consumer. Time to invent money and spread it around.”
Of course, this happened in many countries long ago. But not to this degree, and not by universal dictate.
Such a plan in Sweden would be fraught with the usual crises and disasters. For example: people demanding more buying power; people sending huge amounts of money out of the country; people using money to set up local crime organizations; government debt explodes; there is nothing left of the culture except low-level consumerism; riots against the wealthy increase…
The challenge for Globalists would be to somehow hold it all together and propagandize it as a new social-justice utopia. Free speech, of course, would be banned.
If you want a picture of the new economy, watch the 1982 film, Blade Runner. Forget the plot. Just look at the streets and alleys of the city, the people trudging along in a perpetual drizzle, the zig-zag bazaars and street-booths, the huddled customers, the gray defeated faces, the hints of a broad underground economy.
For those who live in Sweden now, and I particularly mean those who are free and independent individuals, it is time for them to assess their future from a position of independence—not as a willing slave of the emerging system.
As countries devolve into lower and lower forms of socialism and forced totalitarianism, it will become clearer to those who can see, going forward, that The Individual is the key.
He is the vanguard. He is the living repository of whatever is good about civilized tradition. He is the lamp in the darkness.
Most importantly, he is the one with imagination and creative force, who, no matter what, can invent new realities that take hold outside the planned mediocrity and destruction.
And in retrospect, he will be recognized as the reason civilization existed in the first place, beyond all other reasons: liberation.
Because after the other liberations are finished, he is the core. He sees life, he has life, he transmits life.
The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.
History tells us that the government lied to the people in every one of these incidents. Are we really “supporting the troops” by supporting these lies?
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A study published in the journal Plos One last week implying that mushrooms may have a direct link to rainfall.
November 5, 2015
(ANTIMEDIA) It can be thoroughly refreshing to step out of the busy “A to B” lifestyle and simply admire the world around us. Nature operates like a complex map of biodiversity and natural laws — so complex, in fact, that after thousands of years mankind is still struggling to understand how it all works. But this great mystery and the insatiable human desire for understanding makes new findings in the natural world all the more joyous.
Mushrooms are often associated with two things: psychedelic experiences and pizza toppings. However, Plos One published a study last week implying that mushrooms may have a direct link to rainfall.
Mushrooms reproduce by spreading their spores into the air to be dispersed across the ground. Over a century ago, Arthur Henry Reginald Buller discovered that tiny droplets of water would form on mushroom spores before they were released into the air. This led him to believe that the water formation was directly related to the discharge of the spores. However, it was also believed that whatever was causing these water formations on the mushrooms was eliminated once the spore became airborne.
Professor Nicholas Money of Miami University was able to capture this phenomenon with a high-speed camera. As they had anticipated, Buller was right about the discharge of the spores. Still, the functionality of this strange natural mechanism remains a mystery.
Furthermore, Money and his colleagues also discovered that the properties allowing for water formation on a spore are still present after it becomes airborne. In fact, as the spore is carried through the air, it can pick up more and more bits of moisture, expanding from a speck of humidity to a raindrop. According to Professor Money, this implies that spores directly contribute to rainfall and cloud patterns. In an interview with Newsweek, Money states:
“If you look at satellite photographs of rainforest canopies, you see that lots of small clouds form in the afternoon above the tree canopy, and these are locations where you’ve got very high densities of mushrooms and they’re releasing lots of spores. We’re not saying this is the only way in which clouds form, but this could be a stimulus for cloud formation, which is a rather amazing link.”
Amazing, indeed. The thought of fungi directly contributing to weather patterns is mind-blowing if one takes the time to appreciate the implications. This discovery is further testament to the awe and apparent intelligence of the interconnected biodiversity that composes the serenity found on our planet Earth.