ALERT!!! BIRD EMERGENCY


 

Last night, into early morning, I took over fifty phone calls, texts and Facebook messages. Most were about weak and dying warblers, robins and woodcocks. Please understand this is an extraordinary situation. More snow and cold temperatures are predicted for Wednesday and Thursday. The birds require your help. YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

We are in desperate need of volunteer drivers for this event specifically. Please call 715-623-4015 or leave a message on Facebook if you can help us. Birds are coming from Marshfield, Stevens Point, Pittsville, Adams Friendship, Wausau, Shawano, Marion and all of the surrounding areas.

This is not a normal spring. The birds can deal with some snow and cold, but not deep snow (30 plus inches) and sustained cold. They have slipped into hypothermia, unable to maintain their own body temperature or keep themselves warm any longer. Birds that eat insects cannot find natural food. They are starving.

If you see a bird that you can pick up, PLEASE do so. Put it in a cardboard box, not a cage or a carrier. Put a towel in the bottom of the box and bring them into a warm area. Put a heating pad on low under part of the box. Cover the box to create an “incubator” of sorts. You are looking for a temperature of about 80 degrees. Put food in the box. Live or dried mealworms and live waxworms work. (obtain from Wildbirds Unlimited ,Gas station/Fleet Farm/Walmart anywhere that sells fishing bait) Keep bird/box away from family pets. Transport the bird as soon as you can to our facility or your local avian wildlife rehabilitation center. 715-623-4015

If you cannot transport the bird, we will try to find a volunteer transporter. If weather again becomes hazardous call for more instructions. Keep the bird warm, well fed, a small non-tip dish of water in the box in the meantime. Do not release while weather conditions remain challenging.

AGAIN: Please keep your bird feeders full. Robins can eat cut-up raisins, dried mealworms, shelled sunflower-seed pieces, frozen blueberries, crumbled suet blocks. Put food on the ground where you see the birds. Robins congregate along rural roads, near stands of pine,spruce or other conifers. You can also feed them in those locations, Make sure the food you put down is off the roadway. If you see a bird in need, PLEASE pick it up and put it in cardboard box with a towel in the bottom. Bring it into a warmed area. Birds are dying of malnutrition and hypothermia and need assistance to get through this horrific weather. Call REGI at 715-623-4015 or your local avian rehabilitator for guidance. We continue to operate without full staff due to weather conditions.

Thank you for your help. Our thanks to the Marshfield Police Dept. for their help last night and to Antigo Police Departments own Officer Bruce Brown for taking the time to help REGI staffer, Ashley, when she got stuck in the deep snow.

 

http://www.raptoreducationgroup.org/blog/2018/4/17/alert-bird-emergency

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**SPECIAL**: Global Food Production Report [Peak Food] & Creeping Disclosure ~ Ice Age Farmer (Part 1,2 &3)


 

 

USDA’s latest data confirms global production is down with many catastrophic regional losses. Media continues to change its tune and is now disclosing hints of the real risks associated with the Grand Solar Minimum.

 

Please SHARE this video with your friends and family to help them understand what’s playing out in the world. A simple link can radically change someone’s life. (Indeed, it has mine.) _____

RECENT RISK ASSESSMENTS OF: Expected Volcanic Mega Eruption of 2018: https://youtu.be/tIIdBfBJCA0

Peak Food: https://youtu.be/NufoPDc4osI

Fragile Power Grid: https://youtu.be/LqraupYS390

Record Flu / Diseases: https://youtu.be/Y077xUK64No

CROP LOSS MAP: http://iceagefarmer.com/map

The natural cycles of the sun and, as a result, the changing climate on our planet, present very real and immediate challenges. Learn more about the history of previous cycles and these challenges, spread the word, and start getting prepared: http://wiki.iceagefarmer.com ___

LINKS FROM VIDEO: USDA FAS’s World Agricultural Production March 2018: https://www.fas.usda.gov/psdonline/ci…

more reports — check yourself: https://www.fas.usda.gov/data/world-a…

Asian Pacific Seed Association & latest edition: http://apsaseed.org / http://apsaseed.org/AsianSeed2018/AS_…

Hackett’s full interview included here: https://youtu.be/yWEzJfj7xpM

Forbes in 2017: No Sunspots, No Problem — Nothing to See Here https://www.forbes.com/sites/matthewf…

Forbes now — oh by the way, food and energy prices MIGHT rise in Grand Solar Minimum: https://www.forbes.com/sites/simoncon…

(still not featured like “DISEASE X IS GREATEST THREAT TO MANKIND” ffs) US Rice Production Down: https://www.foodbusinessnews.net/arti…

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As Modern Agriculture fails, we are hitting PEAK FOOD. Are you growing your own? Sinabung’s massive eruption signals, Sudden Stratospheric Warming / Polar vortex split in two. New IAF Crop Loss Map. This video is part of Ice Age Farmer Episode 32 — see http://wiki.iceagefarmer.com/wiki/IAF…

Part 2: “Zero Land Grow” Challenge: https://youtu.be/t_TPSbXA81k

* IAF GSM Crop Loss Map http://iceagefarmer.com/map/

* Winter-kill Temperatures: http://wiki.iceagefarmer.com/wiki/Win…

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* 2″ Net Cup On my potting soil + amendments: https://youtu.be/n553XFVmeCk — PREPARE Start moving towards self-sufficiency today. Learn more about the natural cycles dictating these changes, and how to prepare, from the Ice Age Farmer wiki: http://wiki.iceagefarmer.com/

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LINKS:

* Sinabung MASSIVE explosion 17km up: we’ve talked “Year Without a Summer” https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/…

https://watchers.news/2018/02/19/sina…

adapt 2030 covering: https://youtu.be/iAUOTh7a01o

volcano ash cloud/vei explained: https://youtu.be/QL3gic0dNo0

* Sudden Stratospheric Warming / Polar vortex split in two. Makes headlines. https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-0…

* Inverting temps across the US, record cold here in Cali. Winter Storm Oliver, 6 fatalities in US. https://weather.com/news/news/2018-02…

* Norway, raised concerns about structural collapses, record snow. You know, Norway never gets snow. https://www.iceagenow.info/record-sno…

* Broome, Aus hit by 2 years worth of rain in 2 months https://watchers.news/2018/02/20/broo… *

MORE hoax! from NOAA. https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordp…

CROP LOSSES: * Wheat crop worsens: http://agfax.com/2018/02/08/wheat-cro…

* Georgia, dry, but also 2.5-4’F cooler: http://agfax.com/2018/02/09/georgia-d…

* India – MASSIVE HAIL LOSS – 8,506 hectares of crop, belonging to 8,300 farmers in 37 villages http://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/ha…

* Shortage in India meant more imports, sent global prices for chickpeas up; Britian: +12% YoY, which is greater than https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/08/bu…

FOOD PRICES: Last decade via https://www.titlemax.com/discovery-ce…

STRAIGHT UP HEADLINES: WATER being rationed by armed guards in south africa: http://www.thebigwobble.org/2018/02/d…

Bees: http://wfla.com/2018/01/26/florida-be…

Zimbabwe: http://agroinsurance.com/en/zimbabwe-…

South Africa: http://agroinsurance.com/en/poor-rain…

Ethiopia: http://agroinsurance.com/en/ethiopia-…

Nigeria: Drought, pests — boko haram —http://agroinsurance.com/en/nigeria-b…

erratic rainfall Nilgiris: http://agroinsurance.com/en/india-err…

Argentina: http://agroinsurance.com/en/argentina…

Phillippines from Mt Mayon eruption: http://agroinsurance.com/en/philippin…

India: http://agroinsurance.com/en/india-2-5…

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/e…

 

 

GROW FOOD WHEREVER YOU ARE! As Modern Agriculture fails, we are hitting PEAK FOOD. Are you growing your own? Hydroponics, Aquaponics, Closet Grow update. Answering some questions and checking in on the learnings.

This video is part of Ice Age Farmer Podcast Episode 32 — see http://wiki.iceagefarmer.com/wiki/IAF…

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AQUAPONICS: * 10% off at TheAquaponicSource.com for patreon supporters * Aquaponic fish food: http://amzn.to/2FimMNH

START SEEDS for BOTH IN: * 1.5″ Rockwool cubes: http://amzn.to/2EKDZCo

* 2″ Net Cup also CLOSET GROWING: Info on my potting soil + amendments: https://youtu.be/n553XFVmeCk

— PREPARE Start moving towards self-sufficiency today. Learn more about the natural cycles dictating these changes, and how to prepare, from the Ice Age Farmer wiki: http://wiki.iceagefarmer.com/

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‘Grand Solar Minimum’ Explained & Solutions to Thrive During the Changes ~ Roundtable: Adapt 2030, Ice Age Farmer, Oppenheimer Ranch Project


 

Adapt 2030: Roundtable w/ Christian of Ice Age Farmer & Diamond of Oppenheimer Ranch – Grand Solar Minimum Primer & Solutions David DuByne of Adapt 2030 hosts a two-hour roundtable featuring Christian from Ice Age Farmer and Diamond of Oppenheimer Ranch Project. Together, we discuss how the natural cycles of the sun and, as a result, the changing climate on our planet, present very real and immediate challenges. As well, we offer hope by highlighting ideas and philosophies that will help us as we approach the a certain, tumultuous future in the next Grand Solar Minimum. Please SHARE this with your friends and family to help them understand what’s playing out in the world. A simple link can radically change someone’s life. (Indeed, it has mine.)

 

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WETWARE ~ American Intelligence Media


 

 

We don’t want to become robot extensions for the corrupt Silicon Valley boy kings so we came up with a citizens’ solution. This is not some pie-in-the-sky solution. This is something we can do to free humanity. Please educate and inform others.

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CRITICAL INFO: Entire CRISIS INDUSTRY Arose After Legalization of Psych-Ops in 2012 NDAA


 

Note: IMPORTANT HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUE: PLEASE READ LINKS BELOW the video, PLEASE SCROLL ALL THE WAY DOWN
This week the media began demonizing anyone who used critical thinking skills by asking questions about the alleged students, mainly the crisis actors at the Florida shooting. Emotional hysteria is literally blinding people to the fact these shootings are part of massive gov’t psychological operation called the CRISIS INDUSTRY.
 
Until I saw Debi’s EYE OPENING report below, I had no idea exactly how extensive and well planned these events are. Right down to websites that offer staging services and crisis actors, even actors dressed jihadist to fake a beheading.
 
I realize there a lot of newly awakened people who haven’t been down the research rabbit hole long enough to understand all the details behind ‘The Anatomy of a False Flag’. These events are staged to play on our emotions, blinding our critical thinking skills.
 
I NO LONGER PLAY PARTISAN POLITIC’S. Am not Democrat, Republican or Indenpendent and have removed my energy and consent from ‘the system of domination and control’ called party politics.
 
My perspective is VERY similar to Debi’s. As an Independent Journalist her eyes opened wide after covering Bernie Sanders on the campaign trail, where she saw the corruption on both sides of the aisle and has washed her hands of politics. We’re both simply trying to share the truth and are asking people to put their emotions aside and exercise CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS.
 
Now, those of us asking people to use critical thinking are being demonized because we care enough about the truth AND human lives to point out the anomaly’s and discrepency’s from the media.
 
PLEASE READ THE LINKS BELOW…then please listen to this extremely important message with an open heart and open mind. Here Debi does an outstanding job researching the crisis industry, providing evidence with further follow-up links below and in explaining the importance behind all of us getting on the same page and putting our political differences aside before the bars come down around us. Much love and mahalo….Annette
 
LINKS LINKS and MORE VIDEO LINKS: Be sure to scroll all the way through!
 
Police use blanks – scare/training “I thought it was a drill because they told us you will have police officers whoa re going to be firing blanks like scare us, get us like, you know, trained for this. So no one took it seriously until I heard like screaming, the worst screaming you will ever hear. It was awful like major heart stop beating and… http://edition.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/18…
 
‘I assumed it was a code red drill, they told us earlier in the day in the day we were going to be having a code red drill, I assumed it was blanks: (THINK about that, they were setting up a simulated event, how did the kid waltz in with police on site staging an event): http://home.suddenlink.net/front_cont…
 
Multiple students all report (in MAINSTREAM MEDIA interviews NOT Alex Jones) that they were told a drill was going to be conducted. One girl said she was told they would hear screams, another stated that they were going to use blanks. Got that. Students are reporting a SIMULATED event of this type was PLANNED and they were they were going to do things to make it seem real (screams, blank). https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_co…
 
Part 1 & 2: (Girl talking about multiple shooters, army guys piling injured under mats): https://twitter.com/saneprogressive/s…
 
 
Girl who said that she was walking down the hall next to Nicholas Cruz and he didn’t have a gun: https://twitter.com/KHOUSportsMatt/st…
 
Video banned multiple times from Youtube on graphic/violent content reposted, it won’t last: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nxla2…
 
Great video on history of False Flags by Truth Stream for people who are willing to start to look objectively: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_co…
 
Legalization of propaganda in 2012 NDAA which rolled back law to stop the use of psychological operations and propaganda US uses in other countries on its own citizens: http://www.newschief.com/news/2018021…
 
Naomi Wolf (former Gore/Clinton Consultant): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuB6w…
 
Crisis Industry has sprung up in wake of this legislation: Crowds on Demand: https://crowdsondemand.com/?gclid=EAI…
 
Wikipedia page w many links to articles on MSM https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crowds_…
 
Founder is a political operative who worked on Jerry Brown’s California campaign: https://crowdsondemand.com/who-we-are/ Crisis Cast &
 
Affiliates (NGOS, Security Agencies, Governments around the world): http://crisiscast.com/ http://www.magnumservices.com/experie…
 
 
ADS affiliate of crisis cast: https://www.adsgroup.org.uk/events-li…
 
Photo of type of targeted branding they provide: https://twitter.com/saneprogressive/w…
 
It was recently revealed that the world’s largest security firm G4S, who had employed the man named in the Orlando pulse nightclub shooting, Omar Mateen – is a client of the mass casualty staging company called CrisisCast. (this is Vanessa Beely’s site) http://21stcenturywire.com/2016/06/18…
 
This one is especially creepy. The Crisis Cloud. Ugh: http://www.crisis-solutions.com/simul…
 
Pattern of ads from these companies occurring in locations before large scale tragedies: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-0… https://www.veteranstoday.com/2017/10…
 
Police seeking power to detain preemptively based on social media postings and allowing teachers to carry concealed weapons: http://www.newschief.com/news/2018021…
 
Video of police seeking power to preemptively detain on social media posts on MSNBC: (they ALREADY can detain if you threaten someone online): Go to 20:59: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdnKp…
 

Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep, and Hollywood Hypocrites….Sane Progressive


 

Note: Outstanding feedback on the manipulation from the mainstream press and the Hollywood celebrity’s who use their power to manipulate public opinion. So relieving to see people are finally waking up to the hypocrisy.

This was a good speech. Try to ignore the audio glitches, Sane Progressive was banned from YouTube 3mo’s ago for reporting truth on the Las Vegas shootings and it appears they may be tinkering with her video’s. Blessings, {~A~}

 

Ghion Journal article on Oprah: https://ghionjournal.com/oprah-20never/ Jeff Bezos CIA https://www.alternet.org/media/owner-… NBC tweets Our President: https://www.mediaite.com/online/nbc-t…

People-Powered Solutions to Start the New Year – #NewWorldNextWeek ~ Corbett Report


 

 

Welcome to New World Next Week – the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news.

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Paraguay Legalizes Marijuana for Medicinal, Scientific Use http://bit.ly/2qScrES

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750,000 Protesters Clog Barcelona Streets, Demands Release Of “Political Prisoners” ~ ZeroHedge


 

Note: GO SPAIN!!! This is an amazing show of unity in Barcelona.  There were a few tweets that didn’t copy and paste into the text, please follow the source link at the bottom to see the tweets and witness how protests in America would look without paid thugs by opposing forces and those attempting to foment a civil war.

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Hundreds of thousands of people – 750,000 according to Barcelona police – backing Catalonia’s bid to secede from Spain clogged the streets in downtown Barcelona Saturday to demand the release of jailed separatist leaders.

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Close to a million people filled the length of the Avenue Marina that runs from the beach to Barcelona’s iconic Sagrada Familia church, while the jailed leaders’ families made speeches.

As AP reports, the rally’s grassroots organizers called for 10 prominent members of the secessionist movement in the northeastern Spanish region to be freed from prison.

Eight former members of Catalonia’s dissolved Cabinet and two activists are in jail while Spanish authorities investigate their alleged roles in promoting an illegal declaration of independence last month in violation of Spain’s Constitution.

A separate court in Madrid granted bail on Thursday to another six Catalan lawmakers – including Catalan parliament’s speaker Carme Forcadell – also being investigated over the secession push. Forcadell was released after agreeing to renounce any political activity that went against the Spanish constitution, according to the court’s ruling, in effect banning her from campaigning for independence in the December election. Those terms threaten to undermine the independence movement just as cracks are starting to appear and tensions rise between the grassroots and their leaders.

Still, there were few cracks on display Saturday: “We want to tell the world that we want freedom for our prisoners and freedom for Catalonia,” Agusti Alcoberro, the vice president of grassroots group National Catalan Assembly, told the crowd in Barcelona, the region’s capital.

Many of the protesters carried pro-independence “estelada” flags, with its white star and blue triangle superimposed over the traditional red-and-yellow Catalan colors.

“Look at all the people here,” said 63-year-old Pep Morales, who was confident separatist parties would win in the 21 December election. “The independence movement is still going strong.”

Many also held signs saying in Catalan “Freedom Political Prisoners” and wore yellow ribbons as a symbol of their demands.

Family members of the jailed separatists read messages from their loved ones to the crowd at the conclusion of the march.

While those separatist leaders now in jail obeyed a summons to appear in court in Madrid, deposed Catalan president Carles Puigdemont and four of his former ministers fled to Belgium, where they now await an extradition hearing to return them to Spain.

Addressing the rally in Barcelona via a video message shown on a large screen, Puigdemont said: “We need you all to be very active. We want to hear your voice, both those of us in Brussels and those in prison.”

 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-11/massive-crowd-barcelona-demands-spain-release-political-prisoners

Max Igan: Escaping The Smart Grid – A Conversation with the InPower Movement


 

 

Max Igan – Surviving the Matrix – Episode 311 – American Voice Radio, October 6th, 2017 – http://thecrowhouse.com

InPower Episode One: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtIYF…

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“The illusion of freedom will continue for as long as it’s profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will take down the scenery, move the tables and chairs out of the way, then they will pull back the curtains and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.” – Frank Zappa

“Who controls the past controls the future, who controls the present controls the past.” – George Orwell

When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty and there is nothing to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader. – Plato

“I would rather have questions that can’t be answered than answers that can’t be questioned.” – Richard Feynman

“I have lived on the lip of insanity, wanting to know reasons, knocking on a door. It opens. I’ve been knocking from the inside.” – Rumi

Universal Law/sovereign law trumps all others.

1. No man or woman, in or out of government shall initiate force, threat of force or fraud against my life and property and, any and all contracts Im a party to not giving full disclosure to me whether signed by me or not are void at my discretion.

2. I may use force in self-defense against anyone that violates Law

3. There shall be no exceptions to Law 1 and 2.

TURN OFF YOUR TELEVISION! THROW AWAY YOUR SMART PHONE!

Organic Food Ain’t Organic Anymore: We Eat More Than We Grow ~ Joe from the Carolina’s


 

 

Organic food shortage in the US, so Congress relaxes the standards again. Is this an Organic food false flag? Bigger problems need bigger solutions in organic farming. I talk about transitioning from chemical to organic farming. In this podcast, I cover an article from Organic Consumers that talks about how the demand for organic food exceeds the US supply. I use the article as a springboard to talk about bigger problems with the US food supply and the organic movement within farming. I also answer a question about natural mosquito control and encourage everyone to start growing your own food. Grow Your Own: The Budding Revolution is a podcast promoting DIY organic and permaculture-based solutions.

WATCH FREE: InPower Docu-Series (2017) Episode #1: A Mass Action of Liability (BRILLIANT Smart Meter Opt-out)


The InPower Docu-Series illustrates a powerful new method to restore social justice and accountability. Episode #1 focuses on solving the ‘smart’ meter problem: how we can prevent and reverse the installation of this dangerous technology, through holding corporate executives and government actors financially accountable — for the first time ever. And in so doing, we can restore safety in our homes, and bring balance to our world.

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Volunteer Pilots Swoop Into Puerto Rico With Supplies and Leave With Survivors


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ANGELS

They came from as far away as Connecticut at a moment’s notice, landing at an airport without radar, and taking off with women and children.

Paul Weismann got the call for help Monday night at his home in Connecticut. By Tuesday afternoon, he was flying to Puerto Rico on his personal plane, with food, water, and power generators as his passengers.

“You fly over Puerto Rico on the way to the airport, and you see the place is wrecked,” Weismann told The Daily Beast. At night, “a few streets and highways are lit up, because of people and businesses with generators. But the rest of the island was just pitch black.”

After landing on the island destroyed by Hurricane Maria last week, Weismann reloaded his plane—this time with young children, mothers, and senior citizens—and took off for the U.S. mainland.

Weismann isn’t a professional rescue pilot though. He’s a Connecticut-based investor working with Patient Airlift Services (PALS), a network of volunteer pilots. PALS mobilized pilots from across the U.S. to help Texas, Florida, and now Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands this hurricane season.

“You name it, we’ve done it,” said Eileen Minogue, the executive director of PALS. “We literally jumped into the deep end together to provide disaster relief and it just hasn’t stopped. We’ve been working for 30 days in a row right now pretty much round the clock just trying to provide support first in Houston and now in the islands.”

Her group, which usually provides airlift relief support within the United State’s northeast region, has partnered with other nonprofits to serve hurricane-stricken regions in Texas, Florida, and now the Caribbean. Since Maria hit, PALS has sent volunteer pilots to Caribbean islands like Puerto Rico daily, bringing satellite phones, water filters, generators, tarps, hammers, and medical supplies.

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Pilots flew to Puerto Rico at their own risk; the storm disabled several traffic-control radars in San Juan.

“The hurricane knocked out all their radars, and I think most of their radio communications,” Weismann said. “They have technical teams, but the roads are all blocked, and the radars are up on the mountains.”

Much of Weismann’s work has been delivering supplies to air traffic controllers, so the airport can handle more planes. But he and other PALS pilots have also worked to evacuate some people to Florida, especially young children and senior citizens. Those chosen for evacuation are vetted through FEMA or other philanthropic groups on the ground.

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Bob Lambert is a pilot from Michigan and has flown rescue missions for the past 10 years. He said he recently evacuated around 20 people, including children and their chaperones, from St. Thomas after flying rescue workers to the island.

“What becomes a little difficult mentally when you evacuate people, is deciding who really needs to go first,” he said. “That’s always a tough one mentally for me… That’s the emotional drain, making sure the people are safe and doing the best you can for the people.”

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On Thursday morning, Weismann had evacuated 16 people, and was flying to Dominica, where he planned to evacuate more. Sometimes, as was the case with four mothers and their young children, Weismann coordinated with families to plan evacuations in advance. But spotty post-hurricane cellphone service meant that some planned evacuations fell through.

“People are contacting me asking if I can bring people out,” he said. “These contacts try to get in touch with people, telling them to get to the airport at the agreed time and find me. But they can’t get ahold of anybody because the phones are so terrible and spotty. People’s phones are going dead and can’t be recharged because they have no power.”

Paul Weissman/Facebook

Fortunately, communications are still working from the air. Lambert said the only difference between flying to a storm-ravaged area and flying under normal conditions is that pilots need to carry extra fuel for the plane in case they receive incorrect information about landing conditions and have to turn back.

Paul Weissman/Facebook

“It’s just human nature to try and help,” Lambert said. Small aircraft like those he and fellow PALS volunteers fly are “not a long-term necessity but the ability to react immediately and get on station quickly and land at small airports… we can literally respond in minutes or hours given the large number of airplanes that are willing to do this.”

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Minogue said PALS expects to continue their efforts in Puerto Rico for the next four to six weeks.

“It just has escalated,” she said. “The 150 flights that we did in Harvey was a piece of cake compared to what we’re having to do in the islands.

Weismann said with increased demand has come a flood of volunteers.

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“There’s hundreds of people coming out of chartered airlines,” Weismann said. “And firefighters, park service workers, forestry workers, rangers, and police. I saw a lot of FDNY there stacked up, ready to go inland and deploy. It was pretty moving to see what’s going on.”

 

http://www.thedailybeast.com/volunteer-pilots-swoop-into-puerto-rico-with-supplies-and-leave-with-survivors

Animal Legal Defense Fund Sues Landry’s Inc. for Endangered Species Act Violations


Posted on September 26, 2017

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Four tigers are always indoors, suffer substandard conditions

Contact: Natalia Lima, nlima@aldf.org, 201-679-7088

HOUSTON– Today the Animal Legal Defense Fund filed suit against Houston’s Downtown Aquarium and Landry’s Inc., representing Houston-area resident Cheryl Conley, alleging violations of the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) due to the treatment of four tigers, who are kept in substandard conditions at the Aquarium.

The tigers at the heart of the case—Nero, Marina, Coral and Reef—have been housed indoors at the Downtown Aquarium for more than 13 years without adequate access to sunlight, fresh air or natural surfaces. These living conditions are inadequate for tigers and violate the ESA, which has protected tigers since 1970.

“These tigers have spent over a decade confined to small spaces—with cement and stone flooring. Deprived of walking on dirt and grass, breathing fresh air, and feeling the sun’s warmth,” says Animal Legal Defense Fund Executive Director Stephen Wells. “The cages provided in no way mimic a tiger’s natural environment—which makes many of their natural behaviors—like running, swimming or engaging in stalking or hunting behaviors –impossible.”

At the Downtown Aquarium, the tigers’ entire world is limited to a few hundred square feet. The tigers divide all their time between a small metal cage outside of the public’s view and a public concrete viewing area. Their only sources of sunlight are small windows and skylights; the floor they walk on is hard and unyielding. The tigers lack the opportunity to engage in the full range of their natural behaviors—including solidarity. In the wild, tigers cover a range of up to 40 square miles and can be extremely territorial.

The tigers’ living conditions starkly contrast with the decades-long trend to place captive tigers in more natural habitats. Of the more than 100 facilities accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums that house tigers in the United States, only one other facility does not have an outdoor exhibit for the tigers: the Downtown Aquarium in Denver, also owned by Landry’s.

This lawsuit comes after the Animal Legal Defense Fund previously served Landry’s with a notice of intent to sue, offering to forego the lawsuit if the company accepted the group’s offer to rehome the tigers to a reputable sanctuary at no cost to Landry’s. Instead, Landry’s Inc. and the Downtown Aquarium Inc. filed their own lawsuit claiming the Animal Legal Defense Fund defamed Landry’s by publicly commenting on the long-controversial mistreatment of the tigers. In a victory for free speech, the Animal Legal Defense Fund obtained a dismissal of that suit, and an award of more than $600,000 in sanctions and attorneys’ fees against Landry’s.

“The Downtown Aquarium and Landry’s Inc. tried to intimidate and silence us with a baseless lawsuit, but we are committed to holding them accountable to the law,” says Wells.

The Animal Legal Defense Fund thanks the Houston law firm Irvine & Conner PLLC for providing pro bono representation in the case.

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GMO Crops Have Become the Hot Potato of Maui Politics Under Pressure, A&B Attempts to Mislead Maui County Council and Public About Their Plans For Former Sugar Plantation Land


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In April at the Maui Energy Conference, Rick Volner, the general manager of diversified agriculture for Alexander & Baldwin, gave a presentation on how Maui’s thousands of acres of former sugar cane land could be utilized in the future.

“We have the significant opportunity to alter that landscape,” he said. “Our lands are uniquely positioned to succeed in diversified agriculture.”

Alluding to Gov. David Ige’s pledge to reach the state goal of food and fuel self-sufficiency, he added, “We think the central valley agricultural lands will play a significant role in that.”

Nowhere in that talk did Volner reveal that A&B’s “self-sufficiency” plans included covering Maui’s pesticide-laden central valley with hundreds of acres of Monsanto’s GMO Bt corn.

Community activists and earth protectors, alerted through social media (including this Maui Independent feature) that A&B was growing GMO corn, packed a September 5 Maui County Council hearing on A&B’s ag plans. Most public comment expressed strong opposition to growing GMO crops on the former sugar plantations.

Bt corn has generated controversy in the last few years, as it’s been implicated in the death of monarch butterflies,  has contaminated native corn species, is requiring more pesticides as insects develop resistance,  and may not be safe for human consumption.

During the meeting, where committee chair Yuki Lei Sugimura tried to suppress public comment on GMO crops, Volner stated his company is not working on or working with any tenants growing GMO food crops. He denied GMO crops were being grown for animal feed. They were only being grown for bio-energy he said.

When queried by Council member Elle Cochran about their GMO crop, Volner stated: “None of the GMO corn is for animal feed.”

This was very surprising news to earth activist Autumn Ness, who a week earlier, had been standing in a harvested field of GMO corn, and was told some of the crop was going to be shipped to Big Island Dairy, which had been growing their own GMO corn.

“We have confirmed that Big Island Dairy has received or will soon receive A&B’s corn,” says Ness, who is on the advisory board of the Hawai’i Center for Food Safety. “They (A&B) are actively looking for buyers.”

Attending an event hosted by Maui Chamber of Commerce and the Maui Farm Bureau, Ness was told by A&B rep Shiloh Stafford Jones that the company had harvested 140 acres of corn – 75% was Bt corn and 25% was conventional non-GMO corn.

“Dick Meyer and I went on their tour and we were standing in the middle of the field,” says Ness, “We watched the combine harvester cut the last few rows of corn and we were told that was their biggest harvest of 140 acres. The next step is to scale up to 500 acres.”

“When HC&S shut there was a collective hope they would continue on an agriculture path. The fear is they are more focused on real estate through land and water banking.”

Mark Sheehan, a leader in the SHAKA movement, concurs. “A&B’s farm plan looks like window dressings,” he says. “A&B is applying to be certified as a real estate investment trust. With 95% of its income coming from property, the company is not an agricultural enterprise. The bottom line is they are land banking and water banking, pretending to do ag while planning to get well compensated when the state agencies give them approvals for malls and subdivisions.”

“While they have declined to meet with the one successful biofuel company from Maui (Pacific Biofuels), they purport to have as many as 60 contenders to lease land, so that’s why they need tons of water.”

Sheehan feels that collective outrage over A&B hogging super-cheap public water while polluting land with GMO crops is having an impact. As The Maui Independent has reported, A&B pays a fraction of 1% of the market value price paid by small Maui farmers for public water, while using more than five times as much public water as everyone else on Maui put together.

“That impact will be more powerful when more people talk back to those Council members who can’t hear the public because they have earplugs supplied by their donors,” he says.

“Just as the Republican mayor and supposedly non-partisan Council votes as a block to promote all corporate/development interests, the ‘aina warriors need to build and maintain a force of protectors who will constantly show up, stand up, speak up to call our the sell out of what are public resources – air, water, soil. Because the pesticides used on crops, whether GMO or not, wind up in our soils, streams, ocean and air. We are having a huge impact and things will never roll back to the good old days of plantation haze.”

For the first time publicly we can report that Maui County Council member Alika Atay met with A&B’s Volner a few weeks before the contentious County meeting to present an extraordinary, innovative proposal that could potentially completely revolutionize agriculture on Maui.

Atay shared a vision based on the principles of permaculture and Native wisdom where 400-foot-wide food forests are divided with 400 foot wide open food crops, working down the mountain. This would include diversified trees, permanent trees, ulu, coconuts etc.

Atay suggested a technique of water utilization using the lay of the land. Referring to the hundreds of miles of roads that are adjacent to farmable lands he noted that 85% of rain catchment is possible with paving improvement of these roads.

“The blacktop can provide the rain to be aimed at the swale (low tract of land) and fill up the punawai (fresh water),” he said. “Rain catchment is anywhere from 20” to 90,” so water from East Maui is not needed as much. When it rains plenty you can pump it into the ditch.

“We can plant forests above and irrigate the fields below. You could literally make microbial spray solutions and spray from a truck along the roadside. Trucks can spray about 20 feet, imagine that for hundreds of miles.”

Atay told the A&B representatives that the greatest goal in life is to become a great ancestor. He told them that your predecessors of A&B have done a poor job. “You have the opportunity to become a great ancestor and to make great decisions for Maui County. You folks have opportunity.”

Just in that arena of food production alone, he said A&B has huge potential. “You will create jobs. You guys get the chance to do great things.”

“We cannot put all our eggs in one basket with tourism,” he emphasized. “As disasters occur the mentality is no-travel. What happens to our economy then? It’s dangerous to be solely dependent in one economy.”

“We need to be strong in diversified industries,” Atay concluded. “It’s a paradigm shift, it’s an entrepreneurial shift to empower. I call it an aloha paradigm shift with collaborative cooperatives.”

Maui’s grassroots organizer Mark Sheehan questions whether A&B will be willing to listen to Atay’s innovative ideas for Maui’s agricultural future.  “A&B has ignored input from local farmers and environmental groups for decades,” Sheehan says. “They have neither the knowledge to do better nor even an interest to do the right thing.

“With a climate catastrophe a week hitting somewhere, Maui needs to take control of its resources to assure food security for the future.  We can not waste a day as so much needs to be done to: decontaminate the land, assess best soils, regenerate the soils with proper mycorrhizae and minerals to allow farmers to grow nutrient dense food for local markets.  UH Maui College has been training a new generation of farmers, the Hawaii Farmers Union United has coordinated a network of farms, farmers and apprentices to extend that education. We should soon have a farm plan along with a tenet farmer lease-to-own arrangement to allow farm families to live where they are growing.”

“Nutrient recycling centers and food hubs need to be formed along with marketing channels. A Malama Wai plan should follow to outline the best use of the public trust waters. Such a plan will involve how to restore the EMI system, allowing greater allocation of water for East Maui stream dwellers and upcountry farmers.”

Autumn Ness too wonders why A&B is not focusing on growing food. “There’s a state wide goal to produce more food,” she says. “And there are plenty of crops like hemp or sunflowers, crops that are really hardy and don’t require a lot of labor. I can’t figure out why they would put their whole model in GMO corn. It doesn’t make any sense.”

 

http://mauiindependent.org/gmo-crops-become-hot-potato-maui-politics/

Heavy Sea Ice Stops another Sailing Expedition to the North Pole in August (443) ~ Adapt 2030


Ed Note: While taking time off the last couple months, I’ve been observing climate change data that points toward Global cooling as the sun approaches the Grand Solar Minimum. From my observations, Global Warming has been a 30yr propaganda campaign to make human’s believe climate change is a result of human activity, for the benefit of global governance thru corporate tax incentives and profiting from human desires to lower our ‘carbon footprint’ – when nothing can be nothing further from the truth. It’s all about profits and controlling human populations.

Maybe new climate change data caused Trump to back out of the Paris Climate Treaty, if so then he should be commended for his decision to stop feeding the global warming beast.  Lets hope he’s working on a plan to face the agricultural challenges on our doorstep, if crop failures due to weather extremes continue to escalate America will need a mass mobilization similar to the efforts behind WW II, to engage new technology’s coming online for growing crops indoors at both the corporate and individual levels.

At best humans have a 10% affect on the climate, the rest are cyclical changes that take place due to the sun’s activity’s combined with the solar systems position in the galaxy and cosmic energy’s affecting the entirety of the heliosphere.

The Arctic Mission had set out with the objective to reach the the north pole by sailboat to prove there was global warming melting the Arctic sea ice. Problem is they are already bogged down in feet thick sea ice a couple of weeks out of Alaska. This is due to growing sea ice extent versus prior years and below normal temperatures registered the entire melt season of 2017.

Sea Ice Update Aug 26, 2017 https://wattsupwiththat.com/reference…
http://greatwhitecon.info/2017/07/pen…
http://greatwhitecon.info/
Sea Ice Resource http://sites.uci.edu/zlabe/arctic-sea…
Canadian Ice August http://ice-glaces.ec.gc.ca/Ice_Can/CM…
Sentinel 1B image of Arctic sea ice at 86N, 180W on July 24th 2017
NASA Worldview “false-color” image of the North Pole on August 13th 2017, derived from the MODIS sensor on the Terra satellite https://worldview.earthdata.nasa.gov/…
Pen Haddows Arctic Mission http://www.arcticmission.com/
https://twitter.com/ArcticMission
http://www.arcticmission.com/follow-a…

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IMPORTANT: National Park Cuts Proposed In DOI Budget (Jun. 21, 2017) (VIDEO)


The Paris Climate Treaty CANNOT Affect Impending Climate Change – It’s Another Corporate SCAM Playing on Our Emotions


Note: The Paris Climate Treaty is another corporate scam, after 30yrs of brainwashing people saying that the world is getting warmer due to humans, now almost everyone beLIEves this lie. The Earth is moving into a cyclical period of climate change being impacted by the sun and space weather, we are heading into global cooling caused by the Maunder Minimum and there is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING that governments and corporations can do to change this FACT.

So instead, they will scare you into taxation so the gov’t can continue to profit from a lie based on false science. I’ve been closely following earth changes for 12yrs and am surprised more people aren’t aware that this campaign for the Paris Climate treaty is another dog and pony show to benefit the ruling class. Unfortunately, there aren’t as many people covering climate change as are people covering useless news storys, fakenews and fear porn. Here’s the truth on CYCLICAL CLIMATE CHANGE

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GLOBAL FREEZING: http://seawapa.org/climate
15-year #miniIceAge of #SolarCycle25 seawapa.org/mia to start from 2021 (http://seawapa.org/timeline) as the sun prepares to ‘HIBERNATE’ 

NYCLASS Demands Action for NYC Carriage Horses After Chaos Reins on Streets and in Stables


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NYCLASS held an emergency press conference outside the West Side Livery stable in Manhattan on June 2nd in response to the NY Post’s article detailing a city whistleblower’s disturbing photograph and account of hellish living conditions inside it, including horses living in tiny, cramped stalls surrounded by their own manure on concrete with inadequate bedding.

POST ARTICLE: http://nypost.com/2017/06/01/stable-says-this-carriage-horses-stall-is-not-animal-abuse/

Coverage of NYCLASS press conference (more will be posted on our Twitter and Facebook accounts as they are released): http://pix11.com/2017/06/02/protesters-decry-horse-drawn-carriages-outside-nyc-stables/

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We are calling on the Department of Health and the Mayor to launch immediate investigations into the abusive conditions that stable owners admit are just business as usual.

Dr. Holly Cheever, DVM, an equine veterinarian and carriage horse expert wrote a letter to the Dept of Health condemning the stable conditions pictured and pointed out that the horses get no pasture or areas to graze, stretch, roll, run, or socialize with other horses—they are trapped in their tiny, rancid stalls after pounding the pavement pulling carriages for 9+ hours. This is cruelty.

This comes on the heels of two other alarming incidents in May involving horses on city streets. On May 30th a horse named Goldie bolted from her stable and ran wild through midtown streets during rush hour, terrifying drivers and pedestrians. Videos of the frightening moments were shared with media. We are happy to report that Goldie was uninjured, though she was put right back into traffic the following day. Watch the CBS report including video of the runaway horse and NYCLASS’s response: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/05/30/carriage-horse-runs-through-hells-kitchen/

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And on Mary 15th, two horses being ridden through morning midtown traffic spooked and a horse named Billy collapsed and crashed into a taxi, garnering widespread outrage and media coverage. NYCLASS was on the scene and was interviewed by CBS News: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/05/15/horse-incident-midtown/

The month of May has highlighted the misery and danger that carriage horses face both on the streets and in their stables.  Horses have a highly developed flight drive and frighten easily, so forcing them into chaotic midtown Manhattan daily is a recipe for disaster.

NYCLASS is working hard to gain real protections for carriage horses and we are meeting with city officials in the coming weeks so stay tuned for updates and news.

Thank you for your continued support of NYCLASS. Horses deserve better and we are committed to ensuring that New York becomes a more humane and safe city for both two-legged and 4-legged residents.

 

Sincerely,

Edita Binkrant, Executive Director

Jill Carnegie, Campaigns Director

NYCLASS

http://www.nyclass.org/

Throng of students walk out on Mike Pence’s commencement speech at Notre Dame


Vice President Mike Pence’s scheduled commencement address at the University of Notre Dame was met with a sizable protest by graduates, many of whom walked out en masse as Pence was being introduced.

Vice President Mike Pence delivered a pair of commencement addresses this weekend, both of which drew powerful protests.

Pence’s speech to small Christian school Grove City College was met with demonstrations outside the event. And his address to the University of Notre Dame drew protests from without and within.

Pence’s appearance at the commencement drew throngs of protesters outside the campus, and spurred a sizable walkout by graduates. A seemingly endless parade of Notre Dame students began to file out of the stadium as soon as Pence was introduced.

The planned walkout was a highly visible protest, not just of Pence, but of the administration which he represents. The organizers of the protest cited Pence’s own political positions, as well as Trump administration policies, as reasons for the walkout:

“The participation and degree-conferring of VP Pence stand as an endorsement of policies and actions which directly contradict Catholic social teachings and values and target vulnerable members of the University’s community,” Notre Dame student Xitlaly Estrada of WeStandforND said in a release.

The group cited the vice president’s opposition to gay rights, his attempts as governor to stop Syrian refugees from entering the state, his backing of President Trump’s travel ban on immigrants from seven majority-Muslim countries, and his opposition to sanctuary cities that refuse to enforce federal immigration laws.

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos also encountered highly visible resistance at her commencement address to Historically Black Bethune-Cookman University.

The Trump administration and these colleges may not be setting much of an example for their students, but the students are picking up the slack by demonstrating what it means to stand up for what is right. SEE VIDEO 

 

http://shareblue.com/throng-of-students-walk-out-on-mike-pence-commencement-speech-at-notre-dame/

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