Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, April 30, 2016 ( geoengineeringwatch.org )


Note: I’ve been following Danes work since at least2012. After the last two weeks of accelerated earth changes, it’s become apparent everything he’s been saying about the destruction of the environment and subsequent collapse of the biosphere is happening right now, in real time. IMHO it’s time for everyone who’s aware of the crisis, to ask themselves what can I do to raise awareness in my community? How can I take action to assist humanity in standing in OUR power against the system? Food for thought…blessings, {~A~}

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The all out anthropogenic assault against planet Earth continues to decimate the entire web of life. From the ongoing climate engineering insanity to the completely out of control military “exercises” that are killing countless life forms in what is yet left of our once thriving oceans, collapse will come soon on the current course. Global temperatures are skyrocketing and shattering all former records. Deadly heat and record drought in India are wreaking havoc on the population and it is only April, the hottest months of the year are yet to come. Climate engineering is nothing less than weather warfare, and it is playing a massive part in the unfolding climate chaos (though there are countless other contributing anthropogenic factors). Why is such a large percentage of the population so willing to completely ignore the insanity? Because they are in one way or another invested in the very companies helping to create it.
True solace can only exist in facing reality head-on. It can only exist in fully embracing one’s responsibility to the whole, to our children, and to the greater good. We must all stand together and make our voices heard, we can yet alter the outcome of what is unfolding.
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‘A great silence is spreading over the natural world’


Bernie Krause has spent 40 years recording nature’s sounds. But such is the rate of species and habitat loss that his tapes may become our only record of the original diversity of life
Dr. Bernie Krause
Musician and naturalist Bernie Krause has spent 40 years recording over 15,000 species in many of the world’s pristine habitats. Photograph: Courtesy of Hachette Book Group

“The birds are silent in the woods.
Just wait: Soon enough
You will be quiet too”
– Robert Hass

When musician and naturalist Bernie Krause drops his microphones into the pristine coral reef waters of Fiji, he picks up a raucous mix of sighs, beats, glissandos, cries, groans, tones, grunts, beats and clicks.

The water pulsates with the sound of creatures vying for acoustic bandwidth. He hears crustaceans, parrot fish, anemones, wrasses, sharks, shrimps, puffers and surgeonfish. Some gnash their teeth, others use their bladders or tails to make sound. Sea anemones grunt and belch. Every creature on the reef makes its own sound.
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But half a mile away, where the same reef is badly damaged, he can only pick up the sound of waves and a few snapping shrimp. It is, he says, the desolate sound of extinction.

Krause, whose electronic music with Paul Beaver was used on classic films like Rosemary’s Baby and Apocalypse Now, and who worked regularly with Bob Dylan, George Harrison and The Byrds, has spent 40 years recording over 15,000 species, collecting 4,500 hours of sound from many of the world’s pristine habitats.

But such is the rate of species extinction and the deterioration of pristine habitat that he estimates half these recordings are now archives, impossible to repeat because the habitats no longer exist or because they have been so compromised by human noise. His tapes are possibly the only record of the original diversity of life in these places.

“A great silence is spreading over the natural world even as the sound of man is becoming deafening,” he writes in a new book, The Great Animal Orchestra. “Little by little the vast orchestra of life, the chorus of the natural world, is in the process of being quietened. There has been a massive decrease in the density and diversity of key vocal creatures, both large and small. The sense of desolation extends beyond mere silence.

“If you listen to a damaged soundscape … the community [of life] has been altered, and organisms have been destroyed, lost their habitat or been left to re-establish their places in the spectrum. As a result, some voices are gone entirely, while others aggressively compete to establish a new place in the increasingly disjointed chorus.”

Hawaii, he says, is the extinction capital of the world. “In a couple of centuries since the islands were populated by Europeans, half the 140 bird species have disappeared. In Madagascar, 15 species of lemur, an elephant bird, a pygmy hippo and an estimated half of all the animals have gone extinct.”
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Even partially disturbed habitats lose much of their life for many years, says Krause. Recordings of a meadow in the Sierra Nevada mountains east of San Francisco before the surrounding forest was selectively logged in the 1980s sounds very different to when Krause returned a year later.

“The overall richness of sound was gone, as was the thriving density and diversity of birds. The only prominent sounds were the stream and the hammering of a Williamson’s sapsucker. Over the 20 years I have returned a dozen times to the same spot at the same time of year but the bio-acoustic vitality I had captured before logging has not yet returned.”

One in four mammals is threatened with extinction, he says. With the exception of a few sites, frog populations are in decline worldwide and birds are beginning to show radical signs of territorial shifting.

“Things are beginning to quiet down in the pristine habitats. The combination of shrinking habitat and increasing human pandemonium have produced conditions under which the channels … necessary for creature survival are being completely overloaded. The voices of the wild in their purest states where no [human] noise is present are splendid symphonies.”

But the wild natural world, comprised of vast areas not managed by humans, rarely exists now except in a few isolated places such as the Alaskan wilderness, the far Canadian north, Siberia, the pampas of Argentina and Uruguay, and the Brazilian Pantanal which are still rich with natural sound, he says.

“The fragile weave of natural sound is being torn apart by our seemingly boundless need to conquer the environment rather than to find a way to abide in consonance with it.”
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Weasel Apparently Shuts Down World’s Most Powerful Particle Collider


The Large Hadron Collider uses superconducting magnets to smash sub-atomic particles together at enormous energies.

The Large Hadron Collider uses superconducting magnets to smash sub-atomic particles together at enormous energies.

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A small mammal has sabotaged the world’s most powerful scientific instrument.

The Large Hadron Collider, a 17-mile superconducting machine designed to smash protons together at close to the speed of light, went offline overnight. Engineers investigating the mishap found the charred remains of a furry creature near a gnawed-through power cable.

A small mammal, possibly a weasel, gnawed-through a power cable at the Large Hadron Collider.

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“We had electrical problems, and we are pretty sure this was caused by a small animal,” says Arnaud Marsollier, head of press for CERN, the organization that runs the $7 billion particle collider in Switzerland. Although they had not conducted a thorough analysis of the remains, Marsollier says they believe the creature was “a weasel, probably.” (Update: An official briefing document from CERN indicates the creature may have been a marten.)

The shutdown comes as the LHC was preparing to collect new data on the Higgs Boson, a fundamental particle it discovered in 2012. The Higgs is believed to endow other particles with mass, and it is considered to be a cornerstone of the modern theory of particle physics.

Researchers have seen some hints in recent data that other, yet-undiscovered particles might also be generated inside the LHC. If those other particles exist, they could revolutionize researcher’s understanding of everything from the laws of gravity, to quantum mechanics.

Unfortunately, Marsollier says, scientists will have to wait while workers bring the machine back online. Repairs will take a few days, but getting the machine fully ready to smash might take another week or two. “It may be mid-May,” he says.

These sorts of mishaps are not unheard of, says Marsollier. The LHC is located outside of Geneva. “We are in the countryside, and of course we have wild animals everywhere.” There have been previous incidents, including one in 2009, when a bird is believed to have dropped a baguette onto critical electrical systems.

Nor are the problems exclusive to the LHC: In 2006, raccoons conducted a “coordinated” attack on a particle accelerator in Illinois.

It is unclear whether the animals are trying to stop humanity from unlocking the secrets of the universe.

Of course, small mammals cause problems in all sorts of organizations. Yesterday, a group of children took National Public Radio off the air for over a minute before engineers could restore the broadcast.

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/04/29/476154494/weasel-shuts-down-world-s-most-powerful-particle-collider?sc=tw

Ed. Note: From all indications, it appears Gaia is about to make her move…if a weasel can take out CERN, expect the unexpected from our ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT Earth Mother!

 

Massive Global Tree Die-Off Linked To Geoengineering


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Source: Waking Times, article by Buck Rogers

Suburbanization and industrial deforestation are decimating the world’s trees, and there are only 2 intact giant forests remaining on planet earth. However, across the globe, some other phenomenon is causing standing trees to wither and die in record numbers, and at present, the problem is receiving considerable mention in California, where millions of trees are dying during the worst drought the region has seen in perhaps some 1200 years.

“We are seeing major tree die off everywhere in N. CA. On my property I’ve seen walnut, apple, cherry, mimosa, olive and pine trees die off in the past three months alone. I’m up in Tahoe and it’s the same with the mountain pines and my friends in Marin are seeing bay trees die off in strands.” – California farmer, Jamie Lee

The U.S. Forest Service attributes the majority of California’s dying trees to the intensifying drought, noting that too many consecutive years of dry conditions weakens a trees defenses against diseases, fungi, and insects such as the pine beetle. The drought is generally blamed on global climate change, which can mean a number of things, and heat waves around the world are intensifying and lasting longer. NASA has even reported that rainfall is severely down world wide.

However, in areas of California less-affected by the drought such as the Boreal forest of the northern central valley of California, it’s not just trees that are withering away, but shrubs, bushes and plants are also dying in shocking quantities. These native trees and plants should be able to withstand current conditions, but they are losing foliage, thinning out, dropping needles, dropping branches, and dying. This, in one of the most shaded and wettest areas of California.

In California and in other parts of the world, many are making the connection between climate engineering these tree die-offs. Also known as geoengineering, this is the modification of the earth’s atmosphere with the supplementation of compounds and chemicals, ostensibly as a means of favorably influencing the climate.

One of the most significant means of climate engineering is the high altitude spraying of aerosol compounds into the earth’s atmosphere, most notably aluminum, barium and other heavy metals. These compounds eventually end up on the ground and in the water, causing changes in soil pH and composition, and generally poisoning the earth below. The slowly kills the entire ecosystem as insects and animals are left without food or habitat.

Investigative journalist Dane Wigington of has been researching this phenomenon in great depth for many years and is the author of GeonengineeringWatch.org, an ongoing global investigation into climate engineering. He briefly explains the serious nature of geoengineering here:

“Global geoengineering is completely disrupting the hydrological cycle, destroying the ozone layer (which is exposing all life on Earth to extreme UV radiation), and contaminating the entire surface of the planet with highly toxic bioavailable heavy metals and chemicals. Massive levels of radio frequency transmissions directly related to climate engineering are yet another layer of destruction which is radically affecting the trees, us, and the biosphere as a whole. It is imperative to wake the masses to our common plight.” – Dane Wigington

On a tour of property in northern California, he examines a number of native species of plants and trees that are in dire health, pointing out their condition and it’s relation to the documented and globally observed phenomenon associated with geoengineering:

Reports of widespread die-offs of trees and other plants are coming in from around the world, not just California. Last summer in the North Eastern U.S., popular video blogger ‘thebossoftheswamp‘ walked us through sections of the forest in that region where many plants and trees appear to be dying as if poisoned by toxic rain. Many other reports of unexplainable tree deaths are easily found online, so what is it that is causing such devastation of trees?

Source: Waking Times, article by Buck Rogers

http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/massive-global-tree-die-off-linked-to-geoengineering/#more-26710

Nothing Kills More Animals Than Geoengineering, HAARP, & Nuclear Contamination


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Animal Rights and Abuse: No one kills or abuses more animals than the federally sanctioned and funded geoengineering campaigns, HAARP facilities and nuclear contamination.

Forget about the damages inflicted upon people from chemtrails/geoengineering campaigns and HAARP facilities for the moment. For now let us focus upon domestic animals and wildlife, critters who are affected far worse in many instances due to their size and total exposure to the out-of-doors’ elements. Beginning with insects, I cannot begin to tell you how many species no longer exist that existed in my childhood. The loss is, frankly, incomprehensible, and I know for a fact that we are rapidly approaching a total loss of insects. But before continuing, here is a refresher on the scientific divisions within the animal kingdom:

Kingdom

All living organisms are first placed into different kingdoms. There are five different kingdoms to classify life on Earth, which are Animals, Plants, Fungi, Bacteria, and Protists (single-celled organisms).

Phylum

The animal kingdom is divided into 40 smaller groups, known as phylum. Here, animals are grouped by their main features. Animals usually fall into one of five different phylum which are Cnidaria (invertebrates), Chordata (vertebrates), Arthropods, Molluscs and Echinoderms.

Class

The phylum group is then divided into even smaller groups, known as classes. The Chordata (vertebrates) phylum splits up into Mammalia (Mammals), Actinopterygii (Bony Fish), Chondrichthyes (Cartilaginous Fish) , Aves (Birds), Amphibia (Amphibians) and Reptilia (Reptiles).

Order

Each class is divided into small groups again, known as orders. The class Mammalia (Mammals), splits into different groups including Carnivora, Primate, Artiodactyla and Rodentia.

Family

In every order, there are different families of animals which all have very similar features. The Carnivora order breaks into families that include Felidae (Cats), Canidae (Dogs), Ursidae (Bears), and Mustelidae (Weasels).

Genus

Every animal family is then divided into small groups known as genus. Each genus contains animals that have very similar features and are closely related. For example, the Felidae (Cat) family contains genus including Felis (small Cats and domestic Cats), Panthera (Tigers, Leopards, Jaguars and Lions) and Puma (Panthers and Cougars).

Species

Each individual species within the genus is named after its individual features and characteristics. The names of animals are in Latin so that they can be understood worldwide, and consist of two words. The first word in the name of an animal will be the genus, and the second name indicates the specific species.

Example 1 – Tiger

Kingdom: Animalia (Animal)

Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrate)

Class: Mammalia (Mammal)

Order: Carnivora (Carnivore)

Family: Felidae (Cat)

Genus: Panthera Species: Panthera tigris (Tiger)

http://a-z-animals.com/reference/animal-classification/

Insects are classified as follows:

Kingdom: Animalia (animals)
Phylum: Arthropoda (arthropods)
Class: Insecta (insects).
Orders:

Archaeognatha

Jumping bristletail

Blattodea

Cockroaches

Coleoptera

Beetles (like ladybugs, the mealworm/darkling beetle, the lightning bug)

Dermaptera

Earwigs

Diptera

Flies (like the house fly and the mosquito)

Embioptera

Webspinners

Ephemeroptera

Mayflies

Grylloblattodea

Rock crawlers

Heteroptera, Hemiptera

Bugs (like the assassin bug, water strider, and harlequin bug)

Homoptera

Aphids, cicadas

Hymenoptera

Ants, bees, wasps

Isoptera

Termites

Lepidoptera

Butterflies, moths

Mantodea

Mantids (like the praying mantid

Mecoptera

Scorpionflies

Megaloptera

Dobsonflies

Monophasmatodea

Gladiators

Neuroptera

Lacewings, antlions

Odonata

Dragonflies (like the green darner dragonfly)

Orthoptera

Grasshoppers, crickets

Phasmatodea

Walkingsticks

Phthiraptera

Lice

Plecoptera

Stoneflies

Psocoptera

Book lice

Raphidioptera

Snakeflies

Siphonaptera

Fleas

Strepsiptera

Twisted-wing parasites

Thysanopteraera

Thrips

Trichoptera

Caddisflies

Zoraptera

Angel wings

Zygentoma

Silverfish

Reference: Gladiators: A New Order of Insect. J. Adis, O. Zompro, E. Moombolah-Goagoses, E. Marais, Scientific American, pp. 60-66; Nov. 2002. Insects comprise 80% of all animal life on earth, and it is estimated that hundreds of thousands have already gone extinct. Talk about a food chain nightmare. We focus upon bee loss due to their ability to pollinate food crops, but we rarely consider the moths, gnats, butterflies, beetles, crickets, and water bugs that simply have vanished, effecting birds, amphibian, fish, reptiles, and other species.

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If the genetic modification of vast acreages of crops didn’t kill them, it is guaranteed that the nano-particulate heavy metal sprayed over the entirety of nature and the electromagnetic manipulation and super-heating of the atmosphere did. And this is fine?

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Birds are dying at devastating and escalating rates; our aerial, in-flight critters are disappearing and dropping dead mid-air while in flight. What other possible explanation minus geoengineering/aerial spraying and HAARPing is even plausible; all with no repercussions and with few if any animal advocacy groups even mentioning this murderous fact of DAILY reality. One of my personal concerns deals with a patent for climate engineering from satellites vs. airplanes and its current use or experimentation.

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Fish and sea plants, the largest food sources on the planet, are a category unto themselves when it comes to horrible death and extinction. Geoengineering causes ocean acidification purposefully and admittedly so, and nano-particulate heavy metals, sulphates, acids and other known and unknown substances are relentless sprayed day and night above the oceans. Equally, the super-heating of the atmosphere by HAARP technologies (globally) which alters ocean temperatures, is causing die-offs of marine life so massive, so profound in number, that this crime is in a category by itself. This following the fast food and chain restaurant 50-year inhumane fishing/slaughter practices, followed up by nuclear weapons testing in the world’s oceans for 70+ years, and now the wholly ignored Fukushima, which has littered the Pacific floor with dead sea creatures to the tune of nearly 100% in the last three years. No outcry from the animal advocates? No animal cruelty? No charges brought against the known killers? Advocacy, indeed…

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Equally, consider that we call “humane” animal organizations that execute animals at the behest of government grant dollars while also selling billions of animals to animal laboratories annually. Animal rights, indeed; advocacy, indeed. While allowing science to execute trillions of creatures coupled with our support of animal euthanasia organizations and our control addictions to animal sterilization, we can best bet that the very same practices come to all human neighborhoods near you; best count on it. Our blindness, callousness and stupidity will soon result in what can only be described as karmic retribution. We are next being only a few sizes larger than our fellow murdered earth sharers, but it is also quite clear that our food and water sources will disappear first or in tandem. That also cannot be denied.

http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/nothing-kills-more-animals-than-geoengineering-haarp-nuclear-contamination/

The UN and the Oiligarchs Are Teaming Up to Take Over the Oceans corbettreport


Note: No, no, no!! I remove any implied consent to more plundering of our oceans and natural resources by any corporation or corporation pretending to be government!!

Does humanity get to roll back all these global agenda’s to plunder the environment and our free will thru bills like Agenda 2030 and the TPP, after disclosure takes place? Which I assume, will also be after “The Shift”….if so, it can happen fast enough.

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Spiro Skouras joins us today to discuss his recent expose on the UN’s Agenda 2030 global goals, its oiligarch and billionaire backers, and the attempt to take over the world’s oceans. From “no go zones” and hydrocarbon rights to the shady characters and groups that are funding this resource grab, you won’t want to miss this informative interview.

Watch: River Explodes Into Flames From Methane Coming From Nearby Fracking Sites


So much methane gas is now bubbling up through the Condamine River in Queensland, Australia that it exploded with fire and held a large flame. Gas seeping into the river began shortly after coal seam gas operations started nearby and is growing in volume and the stretch of river affected is expanding in length.

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Jeremy Buckingham and John Jenkyn stand in front of the flaming Condamine River.

Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham travelled to Chinchilla in South Western Queensland to investigate the impact of the coal seam gas industry on the environment as part of the Greens’ campaign to ban fracking and unconventional gas in Australia.

“I was shocked by the force of the explosion when I tested whether gas boiling through the Condamine River, Qld was flammable,” Buckingham said. “So much gas is bubbling through the river that it held a huge flame for over an hour.”

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Methane was first discovered bubbling through the Condamine River near Chinchilla in 2012 where coal seam gas wells had been drilled by Origin Energy nearby. There are hundreds of wells in the immediate area, with three companies—Origin Energy, QGC and Arrow Energy—all operating coal seam gas fields nearby.

Locals say the river has never bubbled like this historically. Government investigations found (page 19) that the source of the gas was “consistent with gas originating from Surat Basin geological formations.” The concern is that depressurising the coal seams for gas extraction has caused methane gas to flow up other cracks, fissures, bores, to the surface—such as through the Condamine River. This is directly polluting the river and the air, but also methane is a potent greenhouse gas and these fugitive emissions are a major concern.

Not only is the gas bubbling becoming more intense recently, but it is spreading to a greater length of the river. Origin Energy, which operates wells in close proximity to the gas seep, has installed some monitoring pipework, and the Queensland government has put stakes on the river bank to mark each visible seep.

“Explosive gas boiling through a river shows just how damaging fracking and unconventional gas extraction can be,” Buckingham said. “We should be going with clean renewable energy and banning fracking and unconventional gas in Australia. The era of fossil fuels is over.”

“I do not want to see this happen to the Namoi River, or any other river in NSW [New South Wales], or anywhere else, which is why unconventional gas should be stopped. The fact that this is happening in the Murray Darling Basin is a national disgrace.”

Chinchilla local resident, John Jenkyn, who lives next door to the QGC Kenya gas field and gas processing facility said: “Anything that contaminates the underground water is a terrible thing. Depressurising the aquifers to extract the coal seam gas seems to have made the gas flow out beneath the Condamine River and it’s now spreading further.

“Over the last few years there more and more patches of bubbles have appeared on the river and the pressure of the gas has increased to the point where it is like an over-sized spa bath. It’s a river, it shouldn’t be doing that.”

Karen Auty, Chinchilla resident and activist against unconventional gas, said: “It’s deeply troubling to see contaminated water ways and to see water bores blow out with gas or fail and ground water levels drop. We’re all deeply concerned about the water.

“As local residents we want to know whether it is safe to live among all these gas wells and infrastructure, what are the impacts on our health?”

 

http://ecowatch.com/2016/04/22/river-explodes-methane-fracking/

Australian Broadcasting on Great Barrier Reef Bleaching 2016


“This will change the Great Barrier Reef forever,” Professor Hughes told 7.30.

“We’re seeing huge levels of bleaching in the northern thousand-kilometre stretch of the Great Barrier Reef.”

Of the 520 reefs he surveyed, only four showed no evidence of bleaching.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-28…

Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, April 23, 2016 ( geoengineeringwatch.org )


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Has “science” been an overall benefit to the human race? Or has complete corruption of the science community already helped to push us past the point of no return? As 2016 continues to unfold, the manifestations of human activity are turning into a tidal wave of global decimation and destruction. From Florida, to Vietnam, to South America, the massive sea life die-offs continue to escalate.
Volcanic and seismic activity are also spiraling upward. Some may consider such events completely natural, but is that truly the case? The equation is much more complicated. With the planet now warming at blinding speed due to anthropogenic activity, thermal expansion has become a factor relating to geologic and seismic events. Ice is melting so fast over land masses like Greenland and Antarctica that “glacial rebound” must also be considered. Finally (and perhaps most importantly) what part may the military/industrial complex controlled global ionosphere heaters be playing in the increasingly catastrophic geological activity?
Earth’s atmosphere has long since been completely saturated with electrically conductive heavy metal nano-particles from the constant geoengineering jet spraying dispersions. The constant microwaving of the atmosphere by the ionosphere heater installations can only add to the overall runaway warming and destruction of our biosphere.
The critical fight for the greater good is in desperate need of objective and assertive activists, not just passive observers. What part will you play in this all important battle? Make your voice heard while it can still make a difference.
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Ep. 441 FADE to BLACK Jimmy Church w/ Dane Wigington: Chemtrails and Geoengineering LIVE


Dane Wigington, who heads up Geoengineeringwatch.org is our guest and we cover every aspect of chemtrails, spraying and the geo-engineering of our weather on planet Earth. We discuss the military, private industry and the money trail…as well as what is going on in our oceans and what can and must be done.

Dramatic Turn in Brussels Glyphosate Battle


2564490Since the unexpected refusal last month of three EU member states to go along with the decision of the EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to re-approve the world’s most widely used weed killing chemical, Glyphosate, dramatic and encouraging developments suggest that for the first time the power of GMO agrochemical giants like Monsanto and Syngenta, Dow and DuPont, BASF, Bayer could undergo a devastating defeat. Were this to happen, it could well be the death knell for the misbegotten Rockefeller Foundation Genetic Manipulation project that has destroyed much of Western farmland and poisoned hundreds of millions of GMO fed farm animals and humans.

On March 4, Europe’s Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis indicated that his directorate, DG SANTE, is exploring the possibility of full transparency for industry studies on pesticides.

As we described in a previous writing, the EU Commission had recommended approval of another 15-year license for the controversial glyphosate based on the suspicious determination by the EU’s corrupt EFSA that there was no reason to believe glyphosate is a carcinogen. That determination, not backed up by open disclosure of the relevant health and safety studies EFSA claimed to rely on, went totally against the 2015 determination by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) that glyphosate, the weed-killer used in most every GMO plant worldwide and most other crops and even home gardens as well, was a “probable carcinogen.”

EFSA, basing its view on a report by Germany’s Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), which in turn was given it by Monsanto and other agrochemical industry groups, said it is unlikely to pose a cancer risk. IARC used only data that was in the public domain, but the corrupt German BfR based its report on secret industry studies that it refused to release to IARC or to the public.

Currently the Monsanto and other agribusiness industry studies submitted to support regulatory authorizations of pesticides are kept secret under commercial confidentiality agreements with regulators. Now Andriukaitis, clearly feeling the pressure, has said that this needs to change. He stated, “We are ready to assess the legal environment,” as there are certain legal protections on industry data. But, he added, “It’s absolutely crystal clear, we need to change today’s situation. We see different options, but at the moment, yes, the idea is to change the rules, especially keeping in mind the overriding public interest.”

On initially announcing his plans to approve re-licensing of glyphosate based on the fraudulent November, 2015 EFSA determination claiming that it was no carcinogen, EU Commissioner Andriukaitis received an open letter of protest from 96 prominent scientists, including most of the scientists of the WHO’s 2015 IARC study. The letter declared that the basis of EFSA’s research was “not credible because it is not supported by the evidence. Accordingly, we urge you and the European Commission to disregard the flawed EFSA finding.” Among other “flaws” they argued, EFSA chose to completely dismiss seven positive animal studies showing an increase in cancerous tumors.

Not only did that letter of scientists seem to have encouraged a moral rethink by Commissioner Andriukaitis. He has also received a staggering 1.5 million signed petitions from citizens and organizations across the European Union demanding a ban on further use of the highly toxic glyphosate. The totalitarian, usually arrogant EU Commission is answerable to no citizens as would be normal national politicians who can be kicked out by their voters. It’s known as the “democratic deficit” in official parlance. Brussels is an anti-democratic construction. That makes the rethink even more interesting, unless it is yet another deception by the influential agribusiness lobby.

It’s the glyphosate, stupid!

The true secret of the toxic danger of GMO crops in the animal and human food chain is gradually coming to light. It is becoming clearer that perhaps as much or even more a toxic danger for human and animal consumption of GMO corn, soy products and other GMO varieties, are the chemicals the GMO seeds are by contract agreement necessarily mated with. No farmer anywhere in the world is allowed to buy Monsanto GMO “Roundup Ready” seeds without at the same time signing a binding contract to annually buy and use Monsanto glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer. In fact, the only trait that Monsanto Roundup Ready corn or soybeans are genetically modified for is to resist the toxic killing effect of Roundup while every living biological matter around not “glyphosate resistant” is killed.

Until a recent study by the courageous group of scientists under Professor Giles-Eric Seralini at France’s Caen University, few independent scientific long-term rat studies of Roundup or glyphosate were done. Monsanto and other GMO companies refused to disclose the adjuvant chemicals paired with Roundup or other herbicides claiming “business secrets.”

Since the WHO’s March 2015 IARC determination that glyphosate, alone and in combination with adjuvant toxic chemicals was a probable human carcinogen, the dam of secrecy around glyphosate has burst. To parody the line of then Presidential candidate Bill Clinton in a debate with opponent George H.W. Bush in the 1992 election race, “It’s the glyphosate, stupid!”

Now the veil of EU secrecy surrounding studies of agriculture herbicides and pesticides is beginning to crack. The public demand for full disclosure is spreading. On March 16, three European Parliament members formally demanded, under EU rules, in a Freedom of Information request to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), full disclosure of the secret Biotech industry studies that EFSA used in their controversial risk assessment on glyphosate.

The European Parliamentarians’ letter to Bernhard Url the head of EFSA is worth quoting in part:

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as enshrined in Regulation 1049/2001 and in the Aarhus Regulation, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:

There is an alarming scientific controversy between the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer of the World Health Organization (IARC) with regard to the carcinogenicity of glyphosate. In March 2015, IARC concluded that glyphosate is a probable human carcinogen (category 2A) . However, later that same year, in November 2015, EFSA concluded that glyphosate is “unlikely to pose a carcinogenic hazard to humans and the evidence does not support classification with regard to its carcinogenic potential.”

Proper classification of glyphosate is crucial because it potentially affects public health and entails important regulatory consequences. It is therefore vital to investigate why there are contradictory results in the EFSA and IARC assessments. To date EFSA has explained that its “evaluation considered a large body of evidence, including a number of studies not assessed by the IARC which is one of the reasons for reaching different conclusions” (EFSA news story, 12 November 2015 – http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal…). This means that the EFSA peer review is based on unpublished studies whose findings cannot yet be verified and subjected to independent scrutiny.

The need to achieve clarity in this regard is both urgent and evident. Glyphosate is used in around 750 pesticides commercialized by 91 companies across the globe. According to data published by IARC, glyphosate is registered in “over 130 countries as of 2010 and is probably the most heavily used herbicide in the world.”

By April 8 according to EU treaties and law, EFSA must reply. If they continue to stonewall, the controversy will now escalate in a major dimension. The GMO glyphosate genie is long out of the bottle.

Independent scientific test of glyphosate

Regardless of what reply the notoriously corrupt pro-GMO industry-influenced EFSA gives on April 8, the opposition to renewing the EU license for glyphosate grows daily. Beginning in May this year, Italy’s independent Ramazzini Institute in Bologna, Italy will begin preparing a long-term self-funded research study into the effects of glyphosate on rats and on modelling effects on the embryo of pregnant women. Dr Fiorella Belpoggi, director of the Institute’s Cesare Maltoni Cancer Research Centre, which will carry out the study, said: “To settle disputes between IARC and EFSA, what we need is the results of independent research such as we are proposing to carry out. Meanwhile, the precautionary principle stands.” The institute issued a statement that, “In view of the uncertainty, one simply must apply the precautionary principle and strictly limit exposure to this substance so that we don’t damage our health.” Their study will begin in 2017 once all preparations are ready.

The Ramazzini Institute has been concerned with glyphosate effects for four years. They announced that scientists all over the world helped draw up a protocol which will enable one single experiment (thus minimizing the numbers of rats involved) to evaluate and identify the risks associated with glyphosate at doses comparable with what is currently allowed in humans both in the USA and in Europe.

Notably, a recent German study revealed alarming concentrations of glyphosate in a majority of the population there. An alarming three-quarters of the German population have been contaminated by glyphosate according to a study done by the Heinrich Böll Foundation. The report analyzed glyphosate residue in urine and it concluded that, “75% of the target group displayed levels that were five times higher than the legal limit of drinking water. A third of the population even showed levels that were between ten and 42 times higher than what is normally permissible.”

All in all this is adding up to a refreshing popular revolt against the GMO death industry. Hooray for those of us who wish to live. The “killer Queens” of Monsanto, BASF, Syngenta and co. are in their greatest battle for survival on this one. Glyphosate may turn out to be the Achilles heel that kills GMO once and for all. That would be nice.

F. William Engdahl is strategic risk consultant and lecturer, he holds a degree in politics from Princeton University and is a best-selling author on oil and geopolitics, exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”.
http://journal-neo.org/2016/04/15/dramatic-turn-in-brussels-glyphosate-battle/

 

Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, April 9, 2016 ( geoengineeringwatch.org )


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Converging catastrophes are closing in from every direction, this is our reality. Why are the masses still sleeping? Unfortunately the majority still want to sit on the sidelines and blame our ever darkening horizon on anything and everything but their own apathy. Yes, those in power are psychotic criminals who have been wreaking havoc on the planet and all life for countless decades, but how can they carry on like this? Because the majority of the human race has so far chosen to remain completely oblivious and ambivalent to the growing cancer that is consuming the world. The vast majority have not yet remembered their responsibility to the whole and risen to the occasion. How many in our own circles and societies are actually a willing and enabling part of the cancer? Agency officials, elected officials, reporters, government scientists, etc. How many do each and every one of us know or have access to? How many in our own circles and communities can we (and should we) be peacefully but persistently confronting with solid data in an appeal to them to start telling the truth? Such actions must be undertaken. Locate public email contacts for all those that are toeing the line for the collective insanity, post their emails publicly along with a description of their part in hiding the crimes of the power structure. Send credible data to the morally misguided individuals from every sector and openly CC as many concerned members of your community as you can so that the exchanges is observed by all. Put the violating individuals on notice that the public is waking up to crimes like the ongoing geoenigneering assault and that citizens will likely one day soon hold responsible (legally and morally) all those that helped to hide these crimes. How fast are the walls closing in? The latest Global Alert News update is below, let’s all do everything in our power to sound the alarm.
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Dane Wigington-Chemtrail Lawsuit to Stop Damaging Spraying Filed in Canada ~ Greg Hunter


Scientists who would like to speak out about the harmful effects of climate engineering (chemtrails) are being threatened and gagged as geoengineering researcher Dane Wigington points out, “U.S. government scientists have no First Amendment protection–none. Now, there is a federal gag order on all National Weather Service and all NOAA employees. How much more obvious is this situation, and they are trying to plug leaks in the ship. We have environmental scientists being fired all over. Canada has let go a huge number of their scientists. Australia has fired 450 of their front line environmental scientists. Why? Because they want to cover up what’s happening any way they can.”

Now, Wigington and others have filed the first of many lawsuits starting with Canada over damage caused by geoengineering (chemtrails). Wigington contends, “They are trying to obscure the severity of what is unfolding from the public for as long as possible. If we don’t take care of what is happening in our skies and environment, nothing else is going to matter. . . . Nothing is going to matter soon. That’s how bad it is. . . . What our government and other governments are doing is to try to hide the magnitude of what is unfolding until the last possible moment, at which time total collapse ensues.”

Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Dane Wigington, founder of GeoEngineeringWatch.org.

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Animal Ascension Symptoms


By Steve Clayton, 04/11/2016

Ascending Schumann Resonance

Many online articles and videos talk about the energy shifts that are happening now, and specifically, how the Earth’s ascending resonant frequency is affecting humanity. What most of these references do not mention is how these changes are also affecting our animal friends. Animals, domesticated or wild, have a much stronger link with Mother Earth that most humans. It stands to reason, therefore, that they are experiencing ascension symptoms of their own.

Ascension Symptoms in Animals

Does it seem as though your animal companion has suddenly aged overnight? Does he suddenly appear to be arthritic (i.e. stiff movement; struggling to climb stairs)? Does she lack energy or, conversely, have bouts of hyperactivity? Is your fur baby restless at night, but exhausted during the day? If the Veterinarian certifies that your pet is in good health and can find no cause for these symptoms then, chances are, they are ascensionrelated.

Animals, like us, have individual personalities and react to the changing energies in their own way. Some are choosing to go Home or is debating the pros and cons of riding out these changes. Others are frightened, becoming more possessive of the people in their life, or becoming more anti-social, and even aggressive, as they struggle to make sense of what is happening to them. Couple that with the changes they see in us and it is no small wonder they are acting differently than they used to.

Typical Symptoms

  • Arthritic movement / Stiff joints / Muscle cramps
  • Lethargy and/or Hyperactivity
  • Interrupted sleep / Nightmares / Restlessness at night / Increased sleep during the day
  • Acts like they’ve been shocked (i.e. wakes up suddenly and bolts from the room)
  • Voracious appetite interspersed with refusal to eat
  • Nausea, vomiting, upset stomach
  • Dehydration
  • Anxiety / Aggression / Timidity
  • Depression / Loss of interest in favorite activities
  • Increased need for exercise

What You Can Do to Help

As a responsible pet parent, the best thing you can do is to be more understanding, patient, loving and kind. Exercise or play with them. Sit with them. Massage, rub or scratch them. Basically, engage in any activity that strengthens the loving bond you have with your animal friend. This will help keep his world in balance, and will do wonders for you as well!

Healing Exercise

Take a few moments a day to place your right hand over your pet’s heart/heart chakra, and then channel all the love you feel for her into her heart. You can add the intention of calming her, ridding her of fear and any blocked energies she may have. Think of this as giving her an energetic tune-up. You can help each other make it through the ascension process.

About the Author: Steve Clayton is a Naturopathic Consultant and Vibrational Energy Master who heals people and animals worldwide. He and wife Kim Hutchinson run ClayhutHealing.ca and the Riverview Holistic Fair. Steve is also a member of the Alliance Professional of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists, and is the former P.R. Director for the Moncton Holistic Chamber of Commerce. For more information, or to book a healing for your pet, visit www.clayhuthealing.ca 

Iceland whaler announces he will not hunt this year


Patrick Ramage, Program Director, Whales
Posted: Thu, 02/25/2016
Kristjan Loftsson, the controversial Icelandic fisheries magnate, has killed fin whales for commercial trade for the past decade.
Kristjan Loftsson, the controversial Icelandic fisheries magnate, has killed fin whales for commercial trade for the past decade.

As I prepare to bed down for the night in Tokyo, encouraging word comes rushing round the ocean planet: Mr Kristjan Loftsson, the controversial Icelandic fisheries magnate who has spent the past decade trying to single-handedly resuscitate the international trade in whale meat, is turning out the lights and won’t hunt endangered fin whales in the North Atlantic this year.

This is very good news for whales and for lceland, a proud Viking nation whose folks have never had much interest in eating fin whale meat. Mr Loftsson had therefore paid lots of Krona in past years to ship his spoils via various routes to Japan, in the hope people here might bite.

Loftsson attempted in 2014 to ship an estimated 2,000 tons of fin whale meat out of the country despite limited market for the meat and opposition at home and abroad.
Loftsson attempted in 2014 to ship an estimated 2,000 tons of fin whale meat out of the country despite limited market for the meat and opposition at home and abroad.

But the sun is setting on the market for meat from dead whales, which is in free fall here in Tokyo too. In fact, the most profitable cetacean-centred commerce today is responsible whale watching, an exciting form of ecotourism whereby live whales deliver massive economic benefits to communities around Iceland, Japan and Norway, and 116 other, non-whaling countries and territories worldwide.

IFAW and our Icelandic partners, staff and volunteers are heartened by today’s news. Having so long publicly criticised his whaling, we today commend Mr Loftsson on his decision, which is a very positive development for Iceland, for whales, and for the millions of people around the world who care about both.

As my long-time friend and former IFAW whale biologist Vassili Papastavrou, who led IFAW’s first feasibility studies for whale watching in Iceland two decades ago, likes to say, animals, people and coastal economies all do better “when whales are seen, and not hurt.”

–PR

Related: Iceland feeling pressure to address whaling

6 Colorado Teenagers File Appeal in Fracking and Climate Lawsuit ~ Our Children’s Trust


From  Our Children’s Trust

Six youth plaintiffs on Monday appealed Denver District Court Judge Eric Elliff’s adverse decision to their fracking and climate change lawsuit. In his decision, Judge Elliff affirmed the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission’s order to deny the fracking petition brought by the young plaintiffs, determining that the commission is required to “strike a balance between the regulation of oil and gas operations and protecting public health, the environment and wildlife resources.”

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Contrary to the plain language of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Act, the court said that is appropriate for the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission to “balance” oil and gas development with the need to protect public health, the environment and wildlife. In reaching this conclusion, the court ignored plaintiffs’ arguments that such an interpretation of Colorado’s Oil and Gas Conservation Act would allow for the continued infringement of their constitutional rights, including “the right of enjoying and defending their lives and liberties; of acquiring, possessing and protecting property; and of seeking and obtaining their safety and happiness,” rights that oil and gas development are harming. The court also ignored the plethora of evidence before it detailing the serious harms that oil and gas development is causing to Coloradans public’s health and to the environment.

“Our health and safety are on the line,” said Xiuhtezcatl Roske-Martinez, 15-year-old plaintiff and youth director of Earth Guardians.

“For the future of all Coloradans, it was imperative for us to file this appeal. It’s a preposterous idea that the commission need to strike a balance between regulation of oil and gas operations and protecting the health of Coloradans. The commission’s priority should be the health and safety of us, the people. Right now, our government is putting their profits above our futures and that needs to stop.”

The case was brought by six inspiring youth who are all members of the Boulder-based organization Earth Guardians. The youths’ case against the commission arose out of a petition for rulemaking that asked the commission to stop issuing permits that allow oil and gas drilling until it is proven that drilling can be conducted without adversely impacting human health and safety and without harming the environment and wildlife. The commission denied the petition, finding that it did not have the authority to issue the requested rule and that “other commission priorities … must take precedence.” The plaintiffs challenged this decision, arguing that the commission must place human health and safety above the interests of the oil and gas industry in Colorado.

“Without question, this decision places public health at a level that is only as important as corporate dollars,” said Julia Olson, a native Coloradan and executive director and chief legal counsel at Our Children’s Trust.

“The health, safety and welfare of all Coloradans are now subordinate to the interests of fossil fuel industry’s development of oil and gas resources. While no one suggests that public health, safety and welfare should be the sole factors, they should certainly be the primary factors in everything the state does, including natural resource development. This court went so far as to say that there is no legislative intent to make public health the primary factor in defendants’ decisions to issue oil and gas permits.”

The six youth plaintiffs and their attorneys are hopeful that the district court’s decision will be reversed by the Colorado Court of Appeals.

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20 Attorneys General Launch Climate Fraud Investigation of Exxon


 

By Lauren McCauley

In a move many are hailing as a “turning point” in the climate fight, 20 state Attorneys General on Tuesday launched an unprecedented, multi-state effort to investigate and prosecute the “high-funded and morally vacant forces” that have stymied attempts to combat global warming—starting with holding ExxonMobil and other industry giants accountable for fraud and suppression of key climate science.

"Everyone is impacted by climate change, which means everyone has a stake in these investigations," said 350.org executive director May Boeve. "A trial of ExxonMobil and the fossil fuel industry would be even bigger than the cases against Big Tobacco." Photo credot: 350.org
“Everyone is impacted by climate change, which means everyone has a stake in these investigations,” said 350.org executive director May Boeve. “A trial of ExxonMobil and the fossil fuel industry would be even bigger than the cases against Big Tobacco.” Photo credot: 350.org

“This is about facts, and science, and transparency,” said Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, who spoke at a press conference alongside New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, former Vice President Al Gore and seven other Attorneys General.

“Fossil fuel companies that deceived investors and consumers about the dangers of climate change should be, must be held accountable,” Healey continued, saying there is a “troubling disconnect between what Exxon knew, what industry folks knew and the company and industry chose to share with investors and the American public.”

The coalition of Attorneys General from 16 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands was convened by Schneiderman, who in November announced a state investigation into Exxon after reporting revealed that the oil giant had for decades known and suppressed evidence about the dangers that fossil fuels posed to the environment and then purposely disseminated false information in order to boost its profits.

California has also launched an investigation and on Tuesday Healey and U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General Claude Earl Walker confirmed their states have as well. Schneiderman said that additional states were pursuing similar action and that the purpose of the coalition is to work together in this “common interest.”

“The scope of the problem we are facing, the size of the corporate entities and alliances and trade associations [working against science and public interest] is massive and it requires a multi-state effort,” Schneiderman said.

AG Walker said that Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands are already “experiencing the effects of global warming,” from coral bleaching and the proliferation of seaweed, to ever-more powerful hurricanes.

“It is troubling that, as the polar caps melt, there are companies that are looking at that as an opportunity to go and drill, to go and get more oil. How selfish can you be?” Walker asked. “Your product is destroying this Earth and you want to do what? Destroy the planet further,” he added, saying they have “documents” showing just that.

“We will not stop until we get to bottom of this and make it clear we have to do something transformational,” he added. “We cannot continue to rely on fossil fuels.”

Environmental groups that have spearheaded the call for accountability and investigations into what Exxon knew heralded the announcements and the new AG climate coalition.

“This creates a huge sense of momentum. Exxon may have been able to brush aside a few isolated inquiries, but with more states jumping on board, these investigations are sure to generate some serious waves,” said May Boeve, executive director of 350.org, which on Tuesday launched the website ExxonKnew.org to share information about the investigations and petition the U.S. Department of Justice and state Attorneys General to “hold Exxon accountable.”

“The Exxon revelations may turn out to be the largest corporate scandal in history,” Boeve continued. “Everyone is impacted by climate change, which means everyone has a stake in these investigations. A trial of ExxonMobil and the fossil fuel industry would be even bigger than the cases against Big Tobacco.”

As Katherine Sawyer, senior international organizer for watchdog group Corporate Accountability International, explained in an emailed statement following the press conference:

“In the ’90s, investigations by attorneys general were the beginning of the end for Big Tobacco as we knew it and ushered in a series of lawsuits that shuttered its front groups, forced the release of internal documents and held it liable to pay the high cost of its impacts on society. Just as a similar coalition did with Big Tobacco, this powerful coalition of state Attorneys General are leading the way in holding Exxon and the rest of the fossil fuel industry accountable for their decades of deception and protecting climate policy from their profit-driven interference.”

“Big Polluters have done everything in their power to deny climate change, it is time for our justice system to take back the climate debate,” declared Annie Leonard, Greenpeace USA executive director, who said the AGs’ announcement was “a clear demonstration of climate leadership.”

The coalition includes Attorneys General from California, Connecticut, District Of Columbia, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, Washington state and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Appearing alongside members of that group, former Vice President Al Gore, whose 2006 documentary film An Inconvenient Truth is credited with spurring public debate about climate change, said, “I really believe that years from now this convening … may well be looked back upon as a major turning point in the effort to hold to account those commercial interests … who have been deceiving the American people about the dangers of climate change.”

Watch the full press conference here:

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http://ecowatch.com/2016/03/30/climate-change-investigation-exxon/

Animal Cruelty: Baby Elephant being tied up for being shipped out to Zoo


Note: I knew this would be painful to watch, so this video has been placed in cue for review since Monday. Now six days later, I sit here in tears writing this post, in shame and disgust with my fellow humans for their treatment of this precious life – a baby elephant, an animal with more sentience and intelligence than humans. And I weep for all the other beautiful nature creatures who have suffered and endured inhuman cruelty from humans. The only way to solve these horrible injustice’s without help from governing body’s is to BOYCOTT ZOO’S and CIRCUS’S, and any other business that profits at the expense of an animals well-being, in any manner.

Also, we need BOYCOTT campaigns for SAFARI type expeditions that endanger wildlife for viewing pleasure. It’s time to leave nature alone and away from human influence. Just this week another famous Lion in Africa was shot and killed in Kenya by a ranger when he escaped the reserve after a group of men taking photo’s started throwing rocks at him. (bite my tongue)

Why didn’t the ranger have tranquilizers, isn’t that standard equipment for a wildlife reserve in Africa?

The level of ignorance, stupidity and carelessness exhibited by some humans is simply beyond belief. We are so much better than this….

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Rangers just killed one of Kenya’s most famous lions because they didn’t have tranquilizers


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Mohawk

By Kevin Sieff March 30
The moment a lion is shot dead after attacking a man in Kenya

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Wildlife officials in Kenya shot the escaped lion several times after it injured a person in the Kajiado district, said Paul Udoto, a spokesman for the Kenya Wildlife Service.

 

Mohawk the lion, one of Kenya’s most famous big cats, was fatally shot Wednesday by wildlife rangers. In a country that has invested millions in protecting its wildlife, Kenyans are trying to figure out what went wrong.

The animal management team that first arrived had no tranquilizers, only rifles. A second, with tranquilizers, was on its way, but the first team killed the animal before arriving because he posed an immediate threat to human life, a spokesman for Kenya Wildlife Services said.

“We lost one of our best lions,” said Nelly Palmeris, a senior park warden at Nairobi National Park.

It turns out that a group of men had surrounded the lion in the town of Isinya, 20 miles from Nairobi, the capital. They took pictures. They threw rocks at him. Finally, Mohawk raised his paw and thrashed one of the men.
Rangers kill one of Kenya’s beloved lions

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Mohawk the Lion, one of Kenya’s most famous big cats, was shot and killed Wednesday, March 30 by wildlife rangers. (Reuters)

“When it injured that person, it became imminent to us that it could lead to a worse situation and it had to be brought down,” said Kenya Wildlife Service spokesman Paul Gathitu.

In pictures of the shooting, the lion appears to be walking on an unpopulated stretch of farmland when a ranger takes aim, striking the animal’s right leg.

“I am outraged, disgusted and grossly disappointed with Kenya Wildlife Services,” Aisha Tande, a Nairobi resident, tweeted.

In Nairobi, Mohawk — with a shock of hair rising from his head — was well known to tourists, a lion that had become accustomed to the sight of safari trucks and camera-toting visitors. He was featured in a local newspaper’s travel article last year.

“Mohawk did not appear to be concerned about all the cars behind him and he continued to walk at a leisurely pace as he enjoyed the freshness of the morning,” Gareth Jones wrote in the Star newspaper.

This was the third time in two months that lions had escaped from Nairobi National Park. One found its way to a military barracks, another to a strip of land near the international airport.

The population around the park has grown more than tenfold since it was established in 1946. Where the lions once would have wandered peacefully, they now encounter suburbs, farms and commercial buildings. If Mohawk hadn’t been surrounded, he wouldn’t have been shot.

He had escaped from Nairobi National Park two days ago, forced out in a territorial dispute with another lion. So he walked south, looking for another place to roam, slipping through an unfenced portion of the park.

In another corner of Africa on Wednesday, another lion was being hunted after escaping from a park.

In South Africa, a lion named Sylvester had escaped from Karoo National Park. Like in Kenya, wildlife officials said he posed a threat. On Wednesday, they prepared to kill him.

“The decision taken earlier today to put him down was not taken lightly,” South African National Parks tweeted.

“He is clearly a troublesome lion and could be a danger to humans,” Reynold Thakhuli, a spokesman for South African National Parks, told the Agence France-Presse.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature considers the African lion a “vulnerable” species. A study last year found that its population had declined by 50 percent in the past 20 years.

Source:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/03/30/rangers-just-killed-one-of-kenyas-best-loved-lions/?wpisrc=nl_az_most

 

Ed. note: After killing him, they desecrate his body…I’m so ashamed of my fellow human beings in their treatment of this sentient BEing. Please forgive them Mohawk, they know not what they do.

IMO it’s to implement BOYCOTT campaigns for SAFARI type expeditions that endanger wildlife for viewing pleasure, and leave nature alone, away from human influence.

Why didn’t the ranger have tranquilizers, isn’t that standard equipment for a wildlife reserve in Africa?

https://img.washingtonpost.com/rw/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2016/03/30/Foreign/Images/Kenya_Africa_Lions_On_The_Loose-00a89.jpg

 

St. Louis Nuclear Nightmare w/ Helen Caldicott & MORE (Nuclear Hotseat #244)


A full-length NUCLEAR HOTSEAT SPECIAL report on the St. Louis Nuclear Nightmare – Atoms Next Door symposium. World War II-era highly radioactive weapons manufacturing waste illegally buried in a flood plain of the Missouri River. It has been invisibly poisoning residents for over 40 years, resulting in cancer clusters, brain tumors in children, autoimmune diseases and more. St. Louis Community College in Wildwood sponsored the event. Dr. Helen Caldicott flew in from Australia to be keynote speaker; Bob Alvarez, nuclear workers advocate Denise Brock, and revered Missouri environmentalist Kay Drey (DRY) addressed an overflow audience of more than 300 people and livestream viewers from around the world, including Nuclear Hotseat listeners from Wales, Ireland, France, and New Zealand.

FEATURED INTERVIEWS WITH: Dr. Helen Caldicott, Bob Alvarez (article links: http://tinyurl.com/zjhcrf9 ) and http://tinyurl.com/phoabd5 , Coldwater Creek veteran Mary Oscko, and Christen Commuso, photographer of Humans of West Lake. PLUS: Pre- and Post-Symposium talks with audience members to get their take on their knowledge, what drew them to the event, and their feelings once it ended.

Link to Livestream of Entire “Atoms Next Door” Symposium: http://tinyurl.com/hpr9prj (speakers begin twenty minutes after banner intro – I set the link to bring you directly to the beginning).

Listen to the conversations as a donated Teamsters van filled with anti-nuclear activists tours Laddy Avenue, the Airport site, Coldwater Creek, St. Cyn Park, the Bridgeton Landfill and West Lake Landfill. Dr. Helen Caldicott, Kay Drey, Byron DeLear, Dawn Chapman, and Karen Nickel

Nuclear Hotseat #244: SPECIAL – Atoms Next Door: St. Louis Nuclear Nightmare w/Dr. Caldicott, Bob Alvarez, West Lake Moms http://tinyurl.com/zgtvlw2

Here is my St. Louis, Coldwater Creek, West Lake Landfill Radioactive Playlist: http://tinyurl.com/om33588