Tribes Create Their Own Food Laws to Stop USDA From Killing Native Food Economies


From blue corn to bison, narrow federal food-safety codes impact tribal food systems. But advocates are writing their own food laws to preserve Native food sovereignty.
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SALT RIVER PIMA-MARICOPA INDIAN COMMUNITY, Ariz. – Jacob Butler eyed a lemon tree—its bright yellow fruit nestled among thick green leaves and set against the blue Arizona sky—then checked on the tiny pomegranates and grapes in the garden as a black-striped lizard darted into the shade of a mesquite tree. In the distance, downtown Phoenix glittered under the rising sun.

”Our garden is a platform to perpetuate our culture.“

“We try to grow what’s been here for hundreds, if not thousands, of years,” says Butler, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community garden coordinator, as he surveyed the land and the plants growing on it. “For the past 13 years we’ve been doing this, so it’s in the minds of the people now.”

Traditionally, Pima and Maricopa tribal members grew lima beans, squash, corn, and other vegetables; used mesquite trees for food, medicine, and other practical purposes; and relied on wild game for food. Today, about 12,000 acres of their reservation are used for industrial farming—cotton, alfalfa, potatoes, and other commercial crops—but, in the garden where Butler works, agriculture isn’t a financial boon: It’s a way to strengthen and cultivate culture.

“What are the stories that go along with this tree? What’s the story we tell that says when squash came to the people or corn came to the people? What are the songs that go with those things?” says Butler. “That’s what we incorporate here: Our garden is a platform to perpetuate our culture.”

According to Butler, tribal members once cultivated myriad varieties of beans, squash, and melons. Now, many of those crops have become extinct and their stories lost, and losing other heirloom foods would have irreversible effects on cultural practices.

Indigenous communities have been sustained by thousands of years of food knowledge. But recent federal food safety rules could cripple those traditional systems and prevent the growth of agricultural economies in Indian Country, according to advocates and attorneys. Of the 567 tribal nations in the United States, only a handful have adopted laws that address food production and processing. Without functioning laws around food, tribes engaged in anything from farming to food handling and animal health are ceding power to state and federal authorities.

To protect tribal food systems, those advocates and attorneys are taking the law into their own hands, literally, by writing comprehensive food codes that can be adopted by tribes and used to effectively circumvent federal food safety codes. Because tribes retain sovereignty—complicated and sometimes limited though it may be—they can assert an equal right with the federal government to establish regulations for food handling.

Recent federal food safety rules could cripple those traditional systems.

“Tribal sovereignty is food sovereignty, and how do you assert food sovereignty?” says A-dae Romero-Briones, a consultant with the First Nations Development Institute, an economic development organization. “You do that through a tribal code.”

Food codes and laws are basic legislation governing agriculture and food processing. Food codes are good things: They are designed to protect consumers from products that could make them sick or even kill them, as with a national salmonella outbreak linked to peanut butter in 2008, and, more recently, E. Coli outbreaks at Chipotle restaurants in 11 states.

Since 2011, food laws have become tougher, thanks to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the first major rewrite of U.S. food-safety laws in more than 50 years. Under FSMA, producers must take into account everything from the packaging and refrigeration of products to how crops are grown, all in the name of safety. These safety controls raise interesting questions in Indian Country.

Traditionally, Pima and Maricopa tribal members grew lima beans, squash, corn, and other vegetables. Today, about 12,000 acres of their reservation are used for industrial farming. YES! photo by Tristan Ahtone.

In many Native communities, for example, access to certified kitchens and state-of-the-art facilities is slim to nonexistent. That means producers often must rely on traditional knowledge to make foods that are safe for consumption. One example, says Romero-Briones, is blue corn products.

“That’s an industry that has existed for generations,” she says. “But if you want to produce it or process it in traditional fashions, you’re probably not going to be able to do that because you’re going to have to do it in a certified kitchen.”

Under FSMA, tribal food economies face two options: Assimilate by complying with federal law or keep tribal food products confined to the reservation.

“It’s one thing to say that we have to develop food and process food in certain ways, but it’s another thing to recognize that tribes have their own versions of food safety,” says Romero-Briones. “Tribes have been developing food economies for thousands of years.”

Another example of how traditional foods are impacted is buffalo slaughter. Dozens of tribes from the Dakotas to Oklahoma are engaged in buffalo management and harvesting. But those hoping to get buffalo products into markets outside of tribal communities often face big hurdles.

”Tribes have been developing food economies for thousands of years.“

Buffalo, for example, is considered an exotic animal under federal guidelines, says Dan Cornelius, with the Intertribal Agriculture Council. And that has repercussions when it comes to what the federal government will support.

“For domestic animals, USDA will pay for the cost of that inspector. For exotics, they don’t,” Cornelius says.

Inspections can run as high as $70 an animal, and all buffalo products must be processed in an FDA-approved facility. By implementing food codes, tribes could find alternative ways to getting buffalo meat inspected and processed. Cornelius says building an infrastructure that lowers costs would allow buffalo meat to get to market faster.

“Ultimately, is it a safe process? If it is, then how can you develop a tribally specific provision that still is ensuring a safe and healthy food but is addressing that barrier where there is a conflict?” he says.

So how do 567 different tribes with 567 different traditions, needs, and goals go about writing food codes specific to their cultural heritages? They call a lawyer. Specifically, Janie Hipp, director of the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative, a legal think tank at the University of Arkansas.

Hipp, a former senior advisor for tribal relations at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, says her office has already received dozens of calls from tribal governments about food inspection and how to get tribal products off reservation and into other markets.

One area of concern has been general food safety. With the passage of FSMA, laws governing how food is grown, processed, and handled are changing rapidly.

According to Hipp, tribal governments need to respond, not only to protect their own producers, but also to protect their own existing food production systems.

Jacob Butler in the seed bank. YES! photo by Tristan Ahtone.

Intellectual property is another priority. Many tribes have specific, traditional uses for seeds, crops, and livestock, and, without laws to protect a tribe’s unique use of a particular plant or animal, a corporation could trademark and commercialize that product—anything from Wojapi, a Lakota dessert made from berries, to Piki, a traditional Hopi bread made from cornmeal.

“Having nothing on the books is not an option anymore,” says Hipp. “Regardless of whether it’s a commercialized product or a traditional and very sheltered and protected product, the law needs to be robust in that area.”

The development of tribal food codes isn’t a copy-and-paste job, though. It’s more of a choose-your-own-adventure situation where newly written laws can be adopted, then tweaked to an individual tribe’s needs. As portions of the code are written, they’re made public so tribal governments can start adapting them. So far, Hipp says the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative has had more than a dozen meetings with tribes.

”Are we putting our seeds at risk?”

“I don’t think it does anybody any good for us to just sit and bake it up for three years,” said Hipp. “We would prefer to roll things out, get in touch, modify, have it be a more organic process than to just have everybody sitting outside the room waiting for the release.”

Back at the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community garden, Jacob Butler pulled a brown paper bag off a shelf. He dipped his hand into the bag and produced a fistful of white pea seeds.

Most of the seeds in the seed bank are heirlooms with genealogies stretching back hundreds of years. YES! photo by Tristan Ahtone.

“My generation and generations before me, we all went to school outside of the community,” says Butler. “None of us really got taught our culture directly at home because our parents were taught that it was a detriment to our success.”

The seed bank is currently housed in a janitor’s closet with brown paper bags, plastic bottles, and glass containers full of pinto-striped runner beans, amaranth, basil, luffa, corn, and dozens of other seeds. But Butler says he has concerns for their future.

“For me, it’s cross-contamination with [genetically modified] seeds,” he says. “If this was to become a bigger enterprise, where we were growing traditional foods for sale, then are we putting our seeds at risk?”

Most of the seeds are heirlooms with genealogies stretching back hundreds of years, and Butler says one of his next projects is to meticulously catalogue every item in the bank for future Pima and Maricopa farmers.

“There are kids that have grown up being a part of this program that know right off the bat, ‘Oh hey, that’s a Keli Baasho or a muskmelon,’” Butler says as he looked around the shelves. “That word Keli Baasho means ‘old man’s chest,’ so they’re associating that melon with language.”

With food and culture so intimately intertwined and vital to the survival of Salt River, the tribe has some big ideas to consider when it comes to the future of agriculture: Will it be commercial or traditional? What constitutes organic? How will the few remaining heirloom crops be protected from GMO contamination? Will Pima and Maricopa crops be sold, and, if so, how will they be kept safe for consumers? Salt River has yet to decide on those issues, and Butler says adopting a comprehensive food code would start the process of strengthening the tribe’s future: Native people growing native foods, protected and guided by native laws.

“It’s a conversation we should be having,” says Butler. “People are wanting to see change.”

http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/tribes-create-their-own-food-laws-to-stop-usda-from-killing-native-food-economies-20160524

Homemade Garden Insect Spray That Really Works


You’ll love this homemade insect spray recipe that we found at An Oregon Cottage! It is easy to make and works effectively against garden bugs. Plus, it does’t have a foul smell.

Many thanks to 

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Homemade Garlic-Mint Garden Insect Spray

Ingredients:

  • 2 whole heads garlic, cloves separated and peeled
  • 3 c. mint leaves (and stems, too)
  • 2 tsp. dry cayenne pepper
  • 12 c. water
  • 2 small squirts of biodegradable dishwashing liquid

Directions: 

  • Add the garlic and mint to a food processor and pulse for a few seconds.
  • Transfer mixture to a large pot and add the cayenne and 12c. water.
  • Bring to a boil; remove from heat and let sit overnight.
  • Strain into a couple spray bottles (or gallon garden sprayer) and add the two small squirts of dish soap.

To use it:

  • Shake well before each use.
  • This mainly repels bugs, though if they rub against it, it can kill them.
  • Spray all the leaves on affected plants, including the undersides – preferably on a cloudy day so as not to burn the plants.
  • Wait a few days to see the affect and then apply more if needed.

Source: AnOregonCottage.com

http://www.dailyview.co/homemade-insect-spray-really-works/

90,000 gallons of oil spilled in the Gulf of Mexico and no one is talking about it


 

by Danny F. Quest | May 23, 2016

Yet Another Oil Spill Wreaks Havoc On The Gulf Of Mexico And Nearby Coastal Communities

A Shell oil facility has leaked nearly 90,000 gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, according to federal authorities. The spill has left a two-mile by thirteen-mile sheen in the Gulf, approximately 165 miles southwest of New Orleans. A helicopter first noticed the spill near Shell’s Brutus platform on Thursday morning, according to Shell spokeswoman Kimberly Windon.

“There are no drilling activities at Brutus, and this is not a well control incident,” Windon told the Associated Press. Instead, authorities believe the leak came from a release of oil from subsea infrastructure, from a line connecting four wells. According to the Wall Street Journal, Shell had dispatched boats Friday to begin cleaning up the spill.

“We are working with the United States Coast Guard and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Association to define the best approach to contain and clean up the sheen,” Windon said.

According to the United States Coast Guard, the leak has been secured, and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement is reporting no injuries from the spill.

Local activists, however, are unconvinced by reports that the spill is over. The spill occurred a little less than 100 miles due south of Lousiana’s Terrebonne Parish, which is home to one of the country’s largest communities of Houma Native Americans, who still depend on subsistence lifestyles. If the spill impacts marine life, or washes ashore, it’s likely that these communities might be some of the first impacted.

“You sit down for dinner and you watch the news and you see another spill with tens of thousands of gallons of oil and reports that no one is hurt or the leak has stopped and you know, just from experience, that that’s probably not true,” Colette Pichon Battle, executive director of the Gulf Coast Center for Law and Policy, told ThinkProgress “Who is really going to be hit? It’s going to be our Native American communities that live on, and depend on, the coast. It’s going to be the poorest people on the coast that depend on the ecosystem to be healthy.”

 

The spill comes just days before Battle and others are set to travel to Washington, D.C. for a rally to stop offshore drilling scheduled for Sunday. Organizers expect the event — which will include a march from the White House to the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool — to draw more than a thousand participants from communities along the Arctic, Atlantic, and Gulf coasts.

Just 4 days ago.

Participants hope that the rally will encourage the Obama administration to reconsider allowing offshore drilling in the Gulf and the Arctic under the administration’s new five-year leasing plan. The plan has taken Atlantic drilling off of the table, largely in response to community opposition, but would still allow oil permits in the Arctic and the Gulf.

Battle noted that the spill occurring just days before the rally simply underscores the dangers that offshore drilling can pose to local communities.

“You see this [spill] happening right now, and then you read the federal government’s five-year plan to do more drilling, more exploration, and lease off more land,” she said. “If you live in south Louisiana, you know that’s going to mean more spills.”

In 2010, a BP oil rig exploded in the Gulf, killing 11 men and releasing some 4.2 million barrels of oil into the water in what would become the largest offshore oil spill in history. BP was eventually ordered to pay a $20.8 billion settlement, along with another $4 billion settlement resulting from a federal criminal probe. Thanks to the U.S. tax code, however, BP can classify up to $15 billion of that as a “business expense,” potentially saving the company as much as $5 billion.

READ MORE: http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2016/05/13/3778155/shell-gulf-spill/

http://wearechange.org/oil-spilled-in-gulf-again/

Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, May 21, 2016 ( geoengineeringwatch.org )


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Nature is unimaginably resilient, but when the breaking point is reached, collapse comes at blinding speed. The human race has already pushed the planet past the point of no return in countless ways, we are truly in uncharted territory. Is there any effort whatsoever on the part of those in power to slow the destruction of the biosphere? None. The race for resources and total control is worse than ever before, lines in the sand are being drawn all over the globe. Canada, India, and other regions around the world continue to incinerate. Oceans, reefs, kelp, and fish, continue to die. Coastal cities are pumping out from rising sea levels with sewage now filling the waters off Miami.

Brazil has just joined the list of democratically elected governments that have been ousted by western powers and interests in pursuit of more power and resources. There are yet more front-line signs of the coming crash of industrialized civilization, Caterpillar (the world’s largest equipment manufacturer) has just past the 41st consecutive month of declining sales. This is the real economy, the stock market is an illusion that will soon be shattered. Venezuela is still free-falling into total chaos while Americans remain largely asleep at the wheel. Even with the global climate disintegrating, how many are actually taking action?

What would happen if every single one of us put all our available effort and energy into the fight for the greater good? The most dire and potentially uniting issue on the planet is the fight to expose and halt the climate engineering assault, let’s all renew our efforts to sound the alarm.
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Note: If you have any doubt about Dane’s feedback on the severity of climate change and the dire need for action, watch this. Among other Xtreme climate events, “unexplained explosions around the world” are a good indication the gaseous expulsion event is increasing at an exponential rate. Hold on to your hats and be prepared for anything, have a plan.

SOTT Earth Changes Summary – April 2016: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs

Maui Completely Stops Spraying RoundUp, Switches to Organic Herbicides


Note: Way to go Maui!!!

While this is a GREAT step forward in eradicating Round-up from Maui, unfortunately there’s no mention here of a complete ban. Meaning homeowners, business’s and agriculture will still be drenching the island in toxins.

But nonetheless, it’s a first step. Here on the Big Island, we’re fighting an uphill battle trying to pass similar legislation to ban Round-up from roadsides.

FYI..the chemical assault here is so bad, in 2013 a good friend  of mine witnessed the state spraying Agent Orange on foliage next to beach’s where people swim – the spray tank had a hazard warning that said Agent Orange…she couldn’t believe what she witnessed . Honestly, this BS makes my blood boil! It’s genocide in it’s most insidious form – silent and long acting so no one can point the finger at the state, or the manufacturers.

Much love, {~A~}

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(UR) Maui, Hawaii — Maui’s State Department of Transportation just agreed not to spray Monsanto’s RoundUp along roadways. All purchases of the glyphosate-based, carcinogenic weed killer have been halted, according to Maui Mama. What’s more, the department is about to change the signs on all of their spray trucks to say “Certified Organic Herbicide.”

Beyond Pesticides has also agreed to teach county workers how to make the switch from the health-damaging RoundUp chemical applications to a non-toxic solution, FREE OF CHARGE. The county of Maui has yet to take the offer to heart, but with some world-wide support, they could be gently urged to do so.

Any move away from herbicide application in Hawaii is an enormous win for the people who live there, since the state has been treated as ground zero by companies like Monsanto, Syngenta, Bayer, BASF Plant Sciences, and Dow Chemical for the spraying of agricultural chemicals for genetically modified crop trials for decades now. Paradise has been poisoned for far too long, and Hawaii’s impeccable ecosystem is affected just as adversely as human health by the use of industrial pesticides and herbicides.

Just seven of the highly toxic chemicals most commonly used (including RoundUp) on the test fields has been linked to a variety of serious health problems ranging from childhood cognitive disorders to cancer.

Moreover, just recently, Hawaii residents were shocked to learn that the U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to spray carcinogenic and mutagenic toxins into the environment to eradicate fruit flies. It seems the spraying never ends — but there’s hope.

 

http://undergroundreporter.org/maui-stops-spraying-roundup/

Little Girl Feeds Crows; In Return, They Bring Her Gifts


This amazing story caught my attention, having little girls of my own that love animals and birds, it is always nice to read little stories like these were reciprocity exists between different species on earth. In this case a little girls that feeds crows and the crows show their appreciation by bringing back little tokens. She’s been collecting them.

 

Like many kids her age, 8-year-old Gabi Mann from Seattle has an interesting collection of treasures. A yellow bead, one blue earring, a tiny light bulb, a paperclip and a rusty screw. But unlike many kids her age, Gabi didn’t collect these treasures herself. They were brought to her by crows.

Yes, you read that right. Like Cinderella, Gabi has bird friends that bring her gifts on a regular basis.

It all started quite by accident. As a toddler, Gabi was prone to dropping her food as she walked along. Soon, the crows were keeping an eye on her, and swooping in to pick up the pieces whenever she dropped a morsel. As Gabi got older, she began sharing her school lunch on the way to the bus stop. It didn’t take long before the crows lined the street to greet her bus each day.

 

Then, in 2013, Gabi decided to do more than just share the scraps of her lunch. Each morning, she began filling a birdbath with fresh water, and setting out food — peanuts, dog food and general leftovers — for the birds to eat. It was then that the gifts from the crows started to appear.

Her collection also includes a miniature silver ball, a black button, a faded black piece of foam and a blue Lego piece. She stores the treasures that the crows bring to her in a bead container, with each gift carefully itemized and labeled.

What’s Gabi’s most prized treasure? A pearl-colored heart. Because Gabi says that’s the one that shows just how much they love her.

You can listen to Gabi and hear more about her story on The Bittersweet Life podcast.

 

http://www.offgridquest.com/life-stories/little-girl-feeds-crows-in-return-they-b

How Much Roundup Are You Eating? And six more disgusting facts about this popular weed killer.


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Worker spraying strawberry fields with pesticide
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By Leah Zerbe June 19, 2015

Pesky weeds popping up in your yard? Here’s what to not reach for—Roundup. While the active ingredient in the popular weed killer, glyphosate, has been marketed as safe and even “biodegradable,” the science is pouring in, and the results are gross.

1. You’re Probably Eating Roundup In “Excessive” Levels
The majority of Roundup dumped onto American land each year isn’t in yards—it’s on food crops. The most popular genetically engineered (GE) crops planted on millions of U.S. acres each year are designed to withstand heavy dousing of glyphosate. Chemical companies are making a killing on this, since they produce both the unnatural GE seed and the chemical that needs to be used on those seeds. But Roundup is a systemic chemical, meaning Roundup is taken up inside of the plants that we—and farm animals—eat. In fact, Norwegian scientists studying U.S. soy found “excessive” levels of glyphosate inside of the food crop. Don’t eat tofu? Doesn’t matter: GE corn and soy fall under dozens of different ingredient names in most processed foods.

2. Roundup Doubles Your Risk Of Lymphoma
A major new review of 44 scientific studies found that glysphosate exposure doubles farmers’ risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The study authors theorize that Roundup disrupts the normal functioning of white blood cells, throwing your immune system into a sickened, dysfunctional state.

3. It’s Raining Roundup
Each year, nonorganic farmers dump millions of pounds of Roundup on food crops. The levels are so excessive, that the federal scientists recently detected the weed killer in the air and rain. Veteran pesticide-exposure scientist Warren Porter, PhD, professor of environmental toxicology and zoology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, crunched the numbers and found the data collected by the United States Geological Survey scientists reveal exposure to Roundup could potentially alter your hormones, leading to obesity, heart problems, and diabetes.

4. Roundup Is Annihilating Monarch Butterflies
Researchers at Iowa State University found that the heavy use of glyphosate has resulted in an 81 percent decrease in the monarch butterfly population. Traditionally, milkweed—the plants monarchs need to reproduce and survive as a species (not butterfly bush)—would rebound after farmers used cultivation to kill weeds, but chemical interventions wipe the plant out. Organic agriculture bans the use of chemical pesticides, so every dollar you shift to organic helps save their foodstuff and more monarch butterflies.

5. Roundup Flat-Out Kills Human Cells
In 2009, French researchers published a scientific paper in the journal Chemical Research in Toxicology showing that low levels of four glyphosate formulations used in Roundup—levels far below what’s allowed in agriculture; levels on par with what’s in our food—all kill human umbilical, embryonic, and placental cells within 24 hours.

6. Roundup Is Killing Your Gut
Glyphosate isn’t just an herbicide; it’s registered as an antimicrobial agent in the U.S., too, thanks to its ability to wipe out a wide variety of pathogenic organisms. The problem is harmful pathogens like Clostridium botulinum, Salmonella, and E. coli are able to survive in the gut, but the “good guys” in your digestive tract, protective microorganisms, bacillus and lactobacillus, for instance, are killed off. This could set your digestive tract up for a nightmarish situation, including “leaky gut,” where the protective gut lining is compromised, allowing bacteria and toxins to escape into your bloodstream. (Check out these other nine weird things killing your gut.)

7. Roundup Doesn’t Work
The kicker? Roundup is not working! Genetically engineering crop seeds to live through herbicide sprayings that would normally kill the crop is a failed technology and a losing battle. Just as overusing antibiotics led to hard-to-kill, antibiotic-resistant supergerms, abusing Roundup has fueled the emergence of nearly impossible-to-kill superweeds.

When GE technology was first introduced, chemical companies touted it as a way toreduce chemical use on food crops. But Professor Chuck Benbrook, PhD, a research professor at Washington State University, recently found that between 1996 and 2011, GMO technology actually increased herbicide use by 527 million pounds—that’s an 11 percent bump. And for every pound less of insecticide used, farmers used four pounds more of herbicides.

Because glyphosate-resistant GE crops are failing miserably, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)—right now—is considering the approval of an even nastier GE seed designed to survive dousing of glyphosate and the highly toxic, older 2,4-D weed killer. This is called “stacking,” and it’s expected to dramatically increase the amount of 2,4-D used on our food. In fact, approving crops genetically engineered to survive repeated dousings of 2,4-D will likely quadruple pesticide use, according to Dave Mortensen, PhD, weed scientist at Penn State University. That’s bad news, considering 2,4-D has been linked to hypothyroidism, suppressed immune function, Parkinson’s disease, and cancer, among other ills.

We Got This!
So how can we get Roundup out of the air, soil, and our bodies? There’s only one way: Buy organic food. In doing so, you’re sending farmers a clear message.

 

http://www.rodalesorganiclife.com/food/how-much-roundup-are-you-eating

 

 

Alberta/Large Surface Collapse Possible/Steam Caverns BPEarthWatch


Note: The devastation to the natural environment by oil producers in Canada, is beyond stunning…it’s ABSOLUTELY HORRIFIC! The politicians who granted access to the lands and decision makers from ALL the oil companies should all be rounded-up and tried for environmental war crimes, then punished to the fullest extent of the law. IMO Capital Punishment is in order for those found guilty, no mercy for Environmental Psychopaths – they need to be made an example of in a manner that will prevent others from even thinking about plundering Gaia’s resources into total destruction. Thankfully guillotines are still in production…or maybe that’s too quick, painless and easy for these criminal psycho’s.

Yes, even for one who’s operating in “sacred, neutral observation mode”, it’s extremely difficult not to get angry when one observes the carelessness in which these Luciferian based operations have been implemented.  It’s beyond belief. {face palm, shake head}

Namaste, {~A~}

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The Beast, Alberta’s Large Forest Fire is Forcing Large Underground Thermal Steam Caverns to Shut Down, These Large Steam Chambers will collapse.
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Canada oil sands thermal shutdowns pose risk to delicate reservoirs http://www.reuters.com/article/canada…

ABC, CBS, NBC News Stations Cover Chemtrail Poisoning (Video)


Note: Did we wake-up in a parallel Universe, or what? Seriously my friends,  ABC’s Diane Sawyer covering chemtrails and numerous MSM stories on Morgellan’s Disease is a HUGE change in direction for corporate mass media!  Disclosure of this nature is exactly what our community has been working so long and hard for, and this kind of exposure means we’ve reached a tipping point where the truth will begin busting out everywhere because it can no longer remain hidden.

Woot! Woot! This Truther’s doin the happy dance! Much love, {~A~}

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The media is finally covering Morgellons disease, chemtrails, and cloud seeding, via local news stations.

Is this a run up to more mainstream disclosures and acknowledgments?

One can hope.

Below the video, there are a series of related articles for further study.

– Justin

 

Published on May 12, 2016

Aerosol and Gulf War U.S. Army Smart Dust (Morgellons) and 238 Other Confirmed BioWarfare “Experiments” Covered by Mainstream News and CongressPATRIOT NEWS NOTE: The part where one man claims Morgellons Fibers Tech comes from “aliens” is a false assumption/disinformation. Additionally, we have confirmed that the U.S. Military is involved in this, having tested this garbage on Iraqi guinea pigs in Operation Desert Storm. It is called “Smart Dust.” The outbreaks of Smart Dust/Morgellons that are highest in the country are all around major CIA/covert military bases in our country.

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WHO Flips on Safety of Roundup After Donation from Monsanto ~ TheLipTV


Note: European’s, here’s your chance to stand in your power and say:

“NO!! ENOUGH!! WE DO NOT CONSENT TO FURTHER DESTRUCTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND OUR HEALTH BY CORRUPT BIOTECH FIRMS, CORRUPTING SYSTEMS OF GOVERNANCE! AND NATURAL LAW!! BAN ROUND-UP IN THE EU”

If this bill passes, it will be MUCH harder to redact – the time to take action is NOW. Much love, {~A~} :)

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The World Health Organization (WHO) flipped their assessment of the dangers of Monsanto’s Roundup ahead of a meeting to determine whether or not to re-approve the use of Monsanto’s glyphosate for up to nine years. The EU was given a report concluding that glyphosate was “unlikely” to pose a carcinogenic risk to humans. Documents obtained by the anti-GMO watchdog group US Right to Know uncovered that Professor Alan Boobis, who chaired the UN’s joint FAO/WHO meeting on glyphosate and also works as the vice-president of the International Life Science Institute (ILSI) received a million dollar donation from Monsanto and Croplife International. Mark Sovel and Nik Zecevic take a closer look at what may have changed WHO’s glyphosate assessment on the Lip News.

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016…

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Dahr Jamail | Navy Allowed to Kill or Injure Nearly 12 Million Whales, Dolphins, Other Marine Mammals in Pacific


Monday, 16 May 2016 00:00 By Dahr Jamail, Truthout | Report
A whale swims in the Pacific ocean, off the coast of Maui, on December 21, 2014. (Photo: Derek)A whale swims in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Maui, on December 21, 2014. (Photo: Derek)

What if you were told the US Navy is legally permitted to harass, injure or kill nearly 12 million whales, dolphins, porpoises, sea lions and seals across the North Pacific Ocean over a five-year period?

It is true, and over one-quarter of every tax dollar you pay is helping to fund it.

A multistate, international citizen watchdog group called the West Coast Action Alliance (WCAA), tabulated numbers that came straight from the Navy’s Northwest Training and Testing EIS (environmental impact statement) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Letters of Authorization for incidental “takes” of marine mammals issued by NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service.

“It is outrageous to think that humans have quantified all of the impacts their actions cause to the marine environment.”

A “take” is a form of harm to an animal that ranges from harassment, to injury, and sometimes to death. Many wildlife conservationists see even “takes” that only cause behavior changes as injurious, because chronic harassment of animals that are feeding or breeding can end up harming, or even contributing to their deaths if they are driven out of habitats critical to their survival.

Karen Sullivan, a spokesperson for the WCAA, is a former endangered species biologist and assistant regional director at the US Fish and Wildlife Service; she is now retired.

“The numbers are staggering,” she told Truthout, speaking about the number of marine mammals the Navy is permitted to take. “When you realize the same individual animals can be harassed over and over again as they migrate to different areas, there is no mitigation that can make up for these losses except limiting the use of sonar and explosives where these animals are trying to live.”

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Yet the aforementioned staggering numbers are still lower-end estimates, as they do not include dozens of other military projects in the same areas, such as construction using underwater pile driving, and they only apply to marine mammals, not other species.

According to the WCAA, the numbers “do not include takes to endangered and threatened seabirds, fish, sea turtles or terrestrial species impacted by Navy activities, using sonar, explosives, underwater and surface drones, sonobuoys, ships, submarines, aircraft, or troops training on 68 beaches and state parks in western Washington.”

The WCAA has called the numbers “unprecedented,” and provided more analysis of naval operations and permits of what is to come that are equally shocking.

Increasing Everything

The staggering number of “takes” the Navy is permitted to generate is accompanied by an overall increase in a large number of other dangerous activities as well.

Their October 2015 EIS shows increases in the following activities (this is not a complete list):

– A 778 percent increase in number of torpedoes

– A 400 percent increase in air-to-surface missile exercises (including Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary)

– A 1,150 percent increase in drone aircraft

– A 1,150 percent increase in drone surface vehicles

– A 1,450 percent increase in expendable devices

– A 72 percent increase in electronic warfare operations

– A 50 percent increase in explosive ordnance disposal in Crescent Harbor and Hood Canal

– A 244 percent increase in air combat maneuvers (dogfighting)

– A 400 percent increase in helicopter tracking exercises

– A 3,500 percent increase in number of sonobuoys

– From none to 284 sonar testing events in inland waters

The Growler fighter aircraft used in the Navy’s electromagnetic warfare training are the loudest aircraft ever built. It is worth noting that the noise threshold for hearing damage in humans is 85 decibels. Similar to the Richter scale used for measuring earthquakes, sound measurements are not linear. For every increase of 10 decibels, the intensity of the noise increases tenfold.

“Is maintaining military readiness to address obscure threats to national security worth defending the oceans to death?”

“Therefore, a 115-decibel noise, which is what a Growler jet makes when passing overhead at an altitude of 1,000 feet, is a thousand times louder than the 85-decibel threshold for hearing damage,” the WCAA website explains. Growlers generate 150 decibels at takeoff.

The injurious qualities of high levels of noise are heightened underwater.

“Navy sonar is capable of at least 235 decibels at the source,” according to the website. “This is over 10 trillion times more intense than the 85-decibel threshold.”

Such intensity means that even at a distance of 300 miles away from the source, underwater noise can still be 140 decibels.

It is worth noting that the level of 140 decibels is sufficient to vibrate and rupture internal organs, and has even been assessed by the French government as “a weapon to kill people.”

Hence, many marine mammals with large liquid-filled spaces in their heads for echolocation are particularly susceptible to any and all sonar use by naval exercises. It is, and has been for quite some time now, well known in the scientific community that the Navy’s use of sonar can damage and kill marine life.

The Navy is already permitted to also conduct two ship sinking exercises each year while using 24 bombs, 22 missiles, 80 “large caliber” rounds and two “heavyweight” high explosive torpedoes. Obviously, each of these exercises has significant impacts on all marine life in the vicinity in which it takes place.

The Navy is also permitted to conduct 30 air-to-surface bombing exercises and 160 gunnery exercises annually. Additionally, one active-duty Navy pilot confided that “fuel dumping” incidents occur about once every month.

Justified Destruction

Every piece of data available on the Navy’s impacts on wildlife should be taken with a grain of salt — because chances are, the actual impacts are much greater, according to Emily Stolarcyk, the program manager of the Eyak Preservation Council based in Cordova, Alaska. The council is an environmental and social-justice-oriented nonprofit organization whose primary mission is to protect wild salmon habitat.

Stolarcyk, who is leading the effort to minimize the effects of the naval training exercises in the Gulf of Alaska, believes the Navy’s proposed marine training exercises in the northern Pacific reflect intentions and actions that she says are “fallacious and deeply flawed.”

“The Navy’s massive levels of testing and training for war are helping to make our oceans barren.”

“It is outrageous to think that humans have quantified all of the impacts their actions cause to the marine environment,” Stolarcyk told Truthout. “With the limited observation practiced, the Navy’s activities have proved lethal to large marine species. What about the unknown impacts? What about fish? What about the bottom of the food chain? What about the long-term significance?”

She pointed out that the nearly 12 million “takes” the Navy is permitted to cause do not include proposed “takes” in the Gulf of Alaska. According to Stolarcyk, the Navy is proposing 36,522 “takes” per year in the Gulf of Alaska, with a total of 182,610 over five years. The Letter of Authorization from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration places the total number at over 2 million.

The shocking numbers, along with the relative dearth of advocacy on behalf of the affected animals, does not bode well for the future, according to Connie Gallant, the president of the conservation and restoration group Olympic Forest Coalition, which is based on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State.

Speaking with Truthout about the incredibly high number of “takes” the Navy is permitted to generate across the northern Pacific, including the Gulf of Alaska, Gallant said, “I am absolutely appalled at seeing these numbers. Where are the ‘environmentally concerned’ agencies entrusted to protect wildlife and marine mammals?”

Stolarcyk listed some of the marine mammal species that are impacted by the Navy’s trainings in the Gulf of Alaska alone:

– North Pacific right whale (endangered species)

– humpback whale (endangered species)

– blue whale (endangered species)

– fin whale (endangered species)

– sei whale (endangered species)

– gray whale (endangered species)

– minke whale

– sperm whale (endangered species)

– killer whale

– Pacific white-sided dolphin

– harbor porpoise

– Dall’s porpoise

– Steller sea lion (endangered species)

– California sea lion

– northern fur seal

– northern elephant seal

– harbor seal

– sea otter (endangered species)

“The Navy is blatantly justifying destruction of species and habitats many Americans have worked to keep protected for a long time,” Stolarcyk said. “Many wonder, to what end? Is maintaining military readiness to address obscure threats to national security worth defending the oceans to death?”

Gallant is equally confounded by the Navy’s actions and these staggering numbers.

“I do wonder why the public has to dig so hard to find these numbers,” she said. “Why this isn’t front-page news around the world? Because it looks like the military is being given a pass wherever they operate when it comes to harming marine life with sonar and explosives.”

It is worth noting that the “technology” the Navy uses to ensure whether marine mammals are present in the vicinity of their exercises is the same “technology” that has been used since the 17th century — two lookouts at the bow of the ship. The Navy will not allow civilian observers from the US Fish and Wildlife Service (experts) on board during their exercises, nor will they allow the Fish and Wildlife Service to train the Navy’s own observers on seabird identification.

“How is it possible to get an accurate count of injuries and lethal takes when the Navy won’t allow neutral civilian observers aboard?” Gallant asked. “With the disrespectful way they’ve treated people in western Washington, how can we trust them to report takes accurately?”

The Navy Responds

Truthout requested comment from the Navy about the nearly 12 million takes it is permitted to cause with its exercises. The Navy was asked to comment on what it was doing to mitigate its potentially harmful activities, as well as on the dramatic increases in those activities, and why the increases are taking place.

Sheila Murray, a Navy deputy public affairs officer for Navy Region Northwest, replied that the numbers cited are “incorrect,” and referred Truthout to the exact same naval documents from which those numbers were pulled, but pointed to only the Northwest portion (the Naval Northwest Training and Testing EIS/OEIS).

Murray also referenced the National Marine Fisheries Service Letter of Authorization and Final Rule for the Navy’s proposed activities, and told Truthout, “These documents thoroughly describe the Navy’s proposed activities, analyze potential environmental impacts using the best available science, and describe the array of mitigations and procedures developed to be protective of marine life.”

Truthout asked Sullivan to respond to Murray’s claim that the extremely high number of “takes” was “incorrect.”

“The sources Ms. Murray suggested are the same ones we used,” Sullivan said. “All we did was to grab a calculator and add up the numbers provided by the Navy and NOAA. I rechecked the numbers, and they haven’t changed, except for the fact that NOAA’s 2011 Letter of Authorization for the Gulf of Alaska issued to the Navy is no longer available online.”

A source within the Navy, speaking with Truthout on condition on anonymity, said that the National Marine Fisheries Service and the Navy have “an equally incestuous relationship.”

“I’ve personally sat in on teleconference calls with Ben Laws (NOAA – NMFS Permits and Conservation Division) which discussed the Navy exceeding its Take authorization, exceeding noise levels above what was authorized in their Marine Mammal Protection Act IHA [Incidental Harassment Authorization] permit and failing to re-initiate consultation when the Navy knew of those violations,” he said. “The Navy received merely a slap on the wrist and the public was never aware of the true nature of the Take or the violations.”

Blatant Disregard and Blue Deserts

Stolarcyk is troubled by the fact that the Navy is allowed to keep a number of other details about its training plans confidential, given the high “take” estimates they’ve made available to the general public.

“If these are the things they are quietly releasing to the public, there is no telling how horrendous the classified details of these trainings may be,” she said.

She is also concerned about the fact that the Navy has plans to conduct more exercises during the month of May, particularly because in the Navy’s entire history of conducting training exercises, they have never trained in May in the Gulf of Alaska.

May is prime migratory season for millions of birds, fish and marine mammals through the Gulf of Alaska.

“Many would argue that that is the very worst time of year for the Navy to be out there blasting away with ordnance and sonar,” Stolarcyk said. “Additionally, despite many outcries from local communities and tribal groups, the Navy is continuing their exercises, even increasing them in some areas without public consent or consideration.”

Jill Silver, a board member of the Olympic Forest Coalition, who has also worked with the Olympic Coast Alliance, another Washington State-based environmental group, told Truthout that the alliance attempted to take on this issue, “but we found that there’s no law that constrains the US Navy or trumps ‘national security’ and we didn’t have the capacity to engage the public in an effective and sustained campaign that might have resulted in changes from the congressional level.”

Sullivan pointed out an instance where the Navy was held in check by a lawsuit, but that it too had limited scope. “The Navy was sued over similar activities in Southern California-Hawaii waters, where the number of takes went from 150,000 to 2.8 million per year,” she explained. “They were ordered by the court to back off from a few areas that are critical for marine mammals, which begs the question: Why wouldn’t those prohibitions apply to rich northern waters, too? Regardless, that agreement expires in 2018, and unless the Navy is sued again they probably won’t respect the areas currently off limits.”

Sullivan is troubled, she said, by the fact that governments already have the technology and weaponry to obliterate the human race — and countless other species, including marine life — many times over, and what the Navy is doing exacerbates this risk.

“The Navy’s massive levels of testing and training for war are helping to make our oceans barren,” she said.

The best estimate for the number of gray whales in the eastern areas of the North Pacific is around 21,000, according to Sullivan.

“But the numbers of ‘takes’ allowed to the Navy in the areas of the Pacific where gray whales might be found is 62,550,” she said. “It becomes clear that multiple harassment incidents to the same animals throughout their range are not only anticipated but allowed.”

Stolarcyk pointed out that many human interactions with the oceans are unavoidable; we boat, we fish, people everywhere use and depend on the oceans, and they are invaluable to human life. However, we should not assume that our activities have no consequences — nor assume that this essential resource can be endlessly exploited.

“The oceans are delicate and finite; we know now that there is a limit to what the seas can provide,” Stolarcyk said. “Oceans are not blue deserts [devoid of life] and should not be treated as such; we must tread carefully, for the footprint we leave will be a lasting one.”

Copyright, Truthout. May not be reprinted without permission.

Dahr Jamail

Dahr Jamail, a Truthout staff reporter, is the author of The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan, (Haymarket Books, 2009), and Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches From an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq, (Haymarket Books, 2007). Jamail reported from Iraq for more than a year, as well as from Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Turkey over the last 10 years, and has won the Martha Gellhorn Award for Investigative Journalism, among other awards.

His third book, The Mass Destruction of Iraq: Why It Is Happening, and Who Is Responsible, co-written with William Rivers Pitt, is available now on Amazon. He lives and works in Washington State.

Author: U.S. Navy Destroying Dolphins & Whales, Attacking Earth’s Life Frequency

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 In an exclusive ExopoliticsTV interview with Alfred Lambremont Webre, Patricia Cori, author of Before We Leave You: Messages from the Great Whales and the Dolphin Beings, has stated that the 5-year sonar testing program announced by the U.S. Navy is having a destructive effect far beyond what the conventional analysis and media are reporting.  The environmental impacts of the U.S. Navy sonar-testing program include the estimated annihilation of 13 million sea mammals, including cetaceans such as dolphins and whales.

According to Ms. Cori, the cetaceans being targeted by the U.S. Navy sonar program carry out an important role in maintaining the frequency of vibration of the Earth’s oceans and hence of the planet itself.  Ms. Cori demonstrated a series of mandala frequency patterns generated from the sound music produce by dolphins and whales by scientist Mark Fisher.  It is this cetacean sound music that, according to Ms. Cori, in turn has a frequency effect on the ocean waters, lifting it to higher vibrations.

Intelligence, Ms. Cori states, is associated with higher vibrational fields, and hence the cetaceans are performing a function of sustaining higher intelligence in the natural ecology.  The effects of the U.S. Navy sonar targeting, which may be far beyond weapons testing into operational targeting and genocide of cetaceans, is to lower the vibrational field of the Earth and slow its elevation and transition into a more evolved dimension.

View ExopoliticsTV interview with Patricia Cori

Readers can watch the exclusive ExopoliticsTV interview with Patricia Cori and Alfred Lambremont Webre embedded in the article above, or at the URL below:

WATCH INTERVIEW:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCAA_KrT8pg

Cetaceans: dolphins and whales and other sea-life to be decimated by U.S. Navy

Patricia Cori’s statements are also congruent with those of researcher Rosalind Peterson, who is actively concerned about the impact of the U.S. Navy’s sonar program on cetaceans.

Rosalind Peterson states, “The United States Navy will be decimating millions of marine mammals and other aquatic life, each year, for the next five years, under their Warfare Testing Range Complex Expansions in the Atlantic, Pacific, and the Gulf of Mexico. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS under NOAA), has already approved the “taking” of marine mammals in more than a dozen Navy Range Warfare Testing Complexes, and is preparing to issue another permit for 11.7 millions marine mammals (32 Separate Species), to be decimated along the Northern, California, Oregon and Washington areas of the Pacific Ocean.

“U.S. Department of Commerce – NOAA (NMFS) Definition: ‘TAKE’ Defined under the MMPA as ‘harass, hunt, capture, kill or collect, or attempt to harass, hunt, capture, kill or collect.’ Defined under the ESA as ‘to harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, or collect, or to attempt to engage in any such conduct.’ Definition: Incidental Taking: An unintentional, but not unexpected taking.

“The total number of marine mammals that will be decimated in the Atlantic, Pacific and the Gulf of Mexico for the next five years is unknown. The NMFS approvals will have a devastating impact upon the marine mammal populations worldwide and this last Navy permit, which is expected to be issued in February 2010, for the “taking” of more than 11.7 million marine mammals in the Pacific will be the final nail in the coffin for any healthy populations of sea life to survive.

“Now with ever-increasing numbers of permits being issued for sonar programs in more than twelve ranges in the Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, and the Atlantic regions of the United States, our marine mammals and other sea life are facing complete devastation. When you add bomb blasts to this list, warfare testing of all types, future war testing practice, and the toxic chemicals that are both airborne and to be used underwater, there is little chance that most marine life will survive in any significant numbers. Our U.S. Senators and U.S. Congressmen refuse to postpone these disastrous “takings” or hold U.S. Congressional Hearings while pretending to be ocean environment friendly in their re-election speeches.

“[During] June 8th through June 16, 2009, a delegation from Connecticut and California spent time walking the halls of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. We left petitions, color fliers, and information about saving our marine mammals, requested a postponement and U.S. Congressional Hearings. Ninety-nine senate offices were visited and 2/3 of offices in the U.S. House of Representatives. The silent response from our elected officials regarding these two requests has been zero…one U.S. Congressman even stated that citizens would be ‘laughed out of the halls of the U.S. Congress for suggesting that we protect our marine mammals’. Corporate paid ‘Lobbyists’, who hand out money by the $Millions, on the other hand, are always accepted at hearings, give testimony, and are welcomed in the halls of Congress…apparently the voices of citizens of the United States are not given the same status.

“These virtually unregulated Navy Warfare Testing Programs already approved are now taking a toll on marine mammals, the fishing and ocean tourism industries, and on all aquatic life. Many U.S. Senators and Congressmen are ignoring these issues by pretending that they doesn’t exist even though they have been informed in advance of these programs.

“A brief history of the Navy Warfare Testing Program is needed to understand the full implications of this Pentagon/Navy Warfare Testing Program. In 2004, the Bush Administration signed a bill weakening U.S. Environmental Laws, with regard to the U.S. Navy. And then in 2008, President Bush signed an executive order allowing the Navy to be exempt from environmental laws that protects endangered and threatened species (2-4). The Navy Southern California Complex was the first one to benefit from this executive order. Soon other Navy Range Complexes were obtaining exemptions from the NMFS with little or no oversight or significant mitigation measures.

“A partial listing of known Navy Range Complexes shows the amazing scope of the disaster. According to U.S. Congressman Waxman in a letter dated March 12, 2009: ‘…The Navy estimates that its sonar training activities will ‘take’ marine mammals more than 11.7 million times over the course of a five-year permit…The sonar exercises at issue would take place off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, Hawaii, Alaska and in the Gulf of Mexico – affecting literally every coastal state. In many regions, the Navy plans to increase the number of training exercises or expand the areas in which they may occur. Of particular concern are biologically sensitive marine habitats off our coasts, such as National Marine Sanctuary and other breeding habitats…In all, the Navy anticipates that its sonar exercises will ‘take’ marine mammals more than 2.3 million times per year, or 11.7 million times over the course of a 5-year permit….’ This statement was made in response to public inquiries regarding the Navy Northwest Training Range schedule for Northern California, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.

“KTVU Oakland San Francisco Television Station is the only television station to investigate and air a story about this U.S. Navy program (13), on May 18, 2009. It took a great deal of courage, in the face of the fact that no other major television networks would carry this story. A few courageous radio stations are also helping to get the word out to the public.

Published in the United States Federal Register on March 11, 2009: “The United States Navy published an application, as an addendum to their expanded Warfare Testing program, in the U.S. Federal Register, dated March 11, 2009. This application from the Navy ‘requests authorization to take individuals of 32 species of marine mammals during upcoming Navy Warfare testing and training to be conducted in the NWTR areas (off the Pacific coasts of Washington, Oregon, and northern California) over the course of 5 years…’

“The Navy Warfare Testing Program will ‘utilize mid- and high frequency active sonar sources and explosive detonations. These sonar and explosive sources will be utilized during Antisubmarine Warfare (ASW) Tracking Exercises, Mine Avoidance Training, Extended Echo Ranging and Improved Extended Echo Ranging (EER/IEER) events, Missile Exercises, Gunnery Exercises, Bombing Exercises, Sinking Exercises, and Mine Warfare Training’ (More listed in Navy E.I.S.)

“The ‘taking’ of marine mammals negatively impacts the entire ecology of our oceans and the life in them which feeds large numbers of people and other species around the world. It should be noted that the list of toxic chemicals that the Navy proposes to use is a long one as noted in the Navy E.I.S. Depleted uranium, red and white phosphorus, mercury, lead, and a whole host of chemicals known to be toxic not only to man, but to marine life, are being served up on the “Navy Warfare Chemical Menu” that will contaminate our air, water, and soil.

Since all of the Navy Warfare Training Range Complexes have received, or will receive in the near future, permits to “take” marine mammals during their respective 5-year warfare training programs the cumulative and synergistic effects of losing millions of marine mammals will be disastrous. It is time to say no to any future permits being issued by the National Marine Fisheries Services.”

U.S. Navy anti-cetacean sonar as surrogates for Orion grey and Draco reptilian ET occupation

In the ExopoliticsTV interview, Ms. Cori and Mr. Webre discuss whether the U.S. Navy are acting as surrogates in a covert attempted occupation by planet Earth by Orion grey extraterrestrials and Draco reptilians.  By targeting the most evolved mammalian intelligent species on the planet, the cetacean dolphin and whales, the U.S. Navy appears to be acting to reduce the vibratory frequency to Earth to make it a more hospitable ecology as a reptilian-based planet, hosting cloned or mind-controlled humans in a world authoritarian-like dictatorship.

U.S. Navy sonar attacks on cetaceans congruent with Orion grey and Draco reptilian war as confirmed by UK whistleblower Michael Prince

As this column has reported, “Michael Prince, an active duty whistleblower trained to be a cyborg super soldier assassin in SS and MI-6 U.K. intelligence networks, has stated that World War III, a war between hostile extraterrestrial civilizations and the human civilization has started.  Armed hostilities between human forces and hostile extraterrestrial forces are now taking place frequently, Mr. Prince states.  The negative extraterrestrial-human alliance intent on Earth take-over is referred to as the Military Industrial Extraterrestrial Complex [MIEC].

“Because of the superior survival dynamics of the human species, Mr. Prince states, human society will defeat the hostile extraterrestrial civilizations that consist mainly of a Grey and Draco Reptilian faction.  “It is a dangerous situation,” Mr. Prince states at the end of the interview. “However, all is under control and people should not panic.”

For a full description, please read:

http://www.examiner.com/exopolitics-in-seattle/whistleblower-wwiii-a-war-between-hostile-ets-and-humanity-has-started

As discussed in the ExopoliticsTV interview with Patricia Cori, it appears that the U.S. Navy sonar-testing program is in fact an operational combat attack program against cetaceans on behalf of the U.S. Navy exopolitical masters, the Orion grey and Draco reptilian extraterrestrials.

Exopolitical identity of cetacean nation: Intelligent extraterrestrial species based in Earth’s oceans

According to Ms. Cori, there are cetacean representatives on the Sirian High council, a galactic governance body.  The cetaceans on Earth, whales and dolphins, are in fact the most intelligent and multi-dimensional species on surface of the planet, and work in close coordination with upper-dimensional, ethical intelligent civilizations that have an oversight and seminal role in the development of homo sapiens and of the fauna and flora of the ecology of Earth.

The dolphins and whales themselves, Ms. Cori states, communicate with humans and state that they are in communication with advanced extraterrestrial species.  For example, it has been reported that whales and dolphins are teleported by extraterrestrial craft up from the ocean onto ET craft, where they are held in special pens, and downloaded with ecological and multi-dimensional information via multi-colored lights before being returned again into the ocean to complete their ecological missions.

Human awareness is key to future cetacean survival and ecological wellbeing

The impetus for Patricia Cori’s book – Before We Leave You – began with spontaneous dimensional communications from cetaceans in distress because of targeting by U.S. Navy sonar.

Ms. Cori indicates she has written her book as a communication from the cetacean conscious community – the cetacean nation – to conscious progressive humans to become aware of the attack upon them and upon the oceans of the world, and hence upon the very ecology of the Earth.

In the course of the ExopoliticsTV interview, Patricia Cori indicated she is starting a Foundation to support cetacean awareness, and will be inviting cetacean activists like Rosalind Peterson into dialogue.

Ms. Cori indicated that persons wishing to join her cetacean awareness campaign can contact her through her website:

 

http://sirianrevelations.net

Further reading:

Author: ET council seeded Homo sapiens as intelligent beings with 12-strand DNA

http://www.examiner.com/exopolitics-in-seattle/author-et-council-seeded-homo-sapiens-as-intelligent-beings-with-12-strand-dna 

BP Gulf oil spill threatens whales, dolphins: “ET ambassadors” vital to Earth’s light-energy grid

Before We Leave You by Patricia Cori (Berkeley: North Atlantic Books)

http://sirianrevelations.net/the-message/all-books/

Atlantis Rising by Patricia Cori (Berkeley: North Atlantic Books)

http://sirianrevelations.net/the-message/all-books/atlantis-rising/

No More Secrets, No More Lies by Patricia Cori (Berkeley: North Atlantic Books)

http://sirianrevelations.net/the-message/all-books/no-more-secrets/ 

 

source – http://www.examiner.com/article/author-u-s-navy-destroying-dolphins-whales-attacking-earth-s-life-frequency

Brewery’s Edible 6-Pack Rings Designed To Feed Marine Life Instead Of Killing It


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If you’re like me, once a six-pack of soda or beer is gone, leaving behind only plastic rings, you can’t help but be seized by the urge to snip them apart, an urge likely fueled by grade school lessons about what can happen when they find their way to the sea, and marine animals get tangled up in them. One brewery has created edible six-pack rings that are designed to feed aquatic wildlife if they end up in the ocean, and eliminate the need for all that snipping.

Craft beer company Saltwater Brewery in Delray Beach, FL created the rings from beer by-products that result from the brewing process, like barley and wheat, reports The Huffington Post.

In case fish aren’t in the mood for a snack, the rings are also 100% biodegradable and compostable.

According to the brewery, the design is just as resistant and efficient as plastic packaging, though it is more expensive to produce. The hope is that customers who care about dolphins, turtles, and other creatures of the sea will be okay paying more if it means keeping those animals swimming safely.

And if other breweries grab onto the idea, that could make the production process, and prices for the beers that use the rings, cheaper.

“It’s a big investment for a small brewery created by fisherman, surfers and people that love the sea,” Peter Agardy, head of brand at Saltwater Brewery, says in a video about the packaging.

Edible Rings On Six-Packs Feed Marine Life If They End Up In The Ocean [Huffington Post]

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A Seaside Sanctuary Will Soon House Retired Performance Orcas


Note: It is with great joy and relief that I  present this story to readers for our brothers and sisters in the Orca Clans; along with an apology to the countless Orca’s who sacrificed their freedom in Service to Humans. I am so very sorry for the ignorance and cruelty perpetrated upon your species by the human race in the name of greed. Much love to all cetaceans for your eternal love, patience and Divine Grace….Namaste {~A~}

In November 2015, the CEO of children’s toy company Munchkin, Steve Dunn, made SeaWorld an offer: Retire your orcas to a seaside sanctuary and we’ll foot the bill and pay for that sanctuary to be built. SeaWorld turned down the deal but Dunn stood by his commitment, and now that sanctuary is actually becoming a reality.

“Munchkin has long favored a natural coastal ocean sanctuary as an alternative solution to maintaining orcas in captivity, so we are eager to support The Whale Sanctuary Project‘s efforts on behalf of cetaceans retired from the entertainment industry,” said Dunn of the partnership with the U.S.-based nonprofit that will bring the project to fruition. “We are dedicated not only to these majestic mammals, but also to helping parents and children understand what they can do to help orcas and others live the rest of their lives happily and safely.”

The sanctuary will house whales and dolphins retired from aquariums and theme parks in a sectioned off area of the ocean. The animals would be able to live in as natural an environment as possible without being completely free since many have lived in captivity their whole lives and wouldn’t survive in the wild. An engineered structure that resembles nets will surround the space, giving animals a large area to move around “that dwarves even the largest tank in existence,” explains The Whale Sanctuary Project’s president Dr. Lori Marino, PhD.

“The deepest tank [at SeaWorld] is 35 feet deep,” she adds. “When you consider the size of orcas, it’s not much space. We want the animals to be able to dive deeper and know they can submerge and stay underwater if they want to and that’s something they’re being deprived of.”

Another priority for the animals is to be able to stay away from humans if they choose to. While the sanctuary will be open to the public, there will be no interactions with the animals except for medical purposes and absolutely no animal performances.

People will still be able to see the animals from a distance, however, and learn about them in an outreach facility that will use top of the line technology to entertain and educate through virtual reality and other immersion opportunities.

The sanctuary will also treat and rehabilitate injured marine animals with the possibility of releasing them back into the wild once recovered.

Unlike most retirees, the future residents of the sanctuary will not be moving south, though. The project is currently in the process of researching locations in the Maine and Nova Scotia areas on the East Coast and the Washington area on the West Coast since the animals need cold water to survive. Once a shortlist of possible locations has been identified, the team of scientists, clinicians, engineers, attorneys, business experts and marine animal advocates will move on to the next phase of actually visiting them in 2017. Then, once all permits and regulations have been acquired, work can actually start on building the sanctuary.

Marino estimates if everything goes as planned, the sanctuary will be completed in three to five years, but a project of this magnitude does not come cheap. The overall cost of it could be up to $20 million, says Marino, $1 million of which Munchkin has pledged to contribute. Once the sanctuary is up and running, it will rely on endowments, donations and public support to cover its costs.

Despite the now concrete plans for the building of the sanctuary, Marino says SeaWorld has still not reached out to talk about relocating its orcas but the door is open whenever they decide to do it.

“When they want to sit down and talk, we’re here.”

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Crowd Hits Hilo Lawmakers On Pesticides, Biotech


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HILO – State representatives Richard Onishi and Clift Tsuji were on the hot seat during a public talk story at UH-Hilo, where a crowd showed up to hold them accountable following the 2016 legislative session at the Capitol.

Video by Dave Corrigan, recorded on May 12, 2016.

HILO, Hawaii – State lawmakers faced a tough crowd at the University of Hawaii-Hilo on Thursday evening.

A number of residents in attendance during the post-legislative session talk story hammered Hilo’s state representatives Richard Onishi and Clift Tsuji for their positions on pesticides and the biotech industry. Tsuji and Onishi serve as chair and vice chair of the House Committee on Agriculture, respectively, which means they have the say as to which pesticide bills get heard and which are left off the agenda.

Leilani Lindsey-Kaapuni asked the lawmakers why HB2564, which would have “established a pilot program that creates a vegetative buffer zone around five selected schools near a commercial agricultural production area”, was deferred at the House Ag Committee even though hundreds testified in support. Onishi said there weren’t enough votes in the committee to pass the bill out.

Anti-GMO activist Jim Albertini called it corruption, declaring that the Monsanto agrochemical and biotech company is one of Rep. Tsuji’s top campaign donors.

“If you do believe…. that I’m corrupt,” Rep. Tsuji answered, “I think there’s an avenue for you to take besides accusing me directly, that you can do and go through legal channels.”

Carol Hart flew in from Kauai so she could confront the state lawmakers on their actions. Hart says her family lives in a community surrounded by an experimental seed company, and says she and her family have been tested and have found elevated levels of pesticide in their bodies.

“There is no evidence of any kind of effect on Kauai or Maui (compared to) anywhere else in the state, due to the application of pesticides by the large seed companies,” Onishi said.

“There’s no data!” yelled someone in the crowd.

“The reason for that is because the state and the federal government have not done a more extensive data collection,” Onishi responded. “This is an issue of how much work are you going to put into something that may not prove to have any truth behind the accusation.” Hart shook her head as Onishi answered.

Both Onishi and Tsuji are running for re-election.

The talk story was organized by Hilo State Senator Kai Kahele, who joined the Hilo reps in making a post-legislative session presentation, detailing the bills and appropriations of interest to East Hawaii. Big Island Video News will have the video of all three presentations shortly.

http://www.bigislandvideonews.com/2016/05/13/video-crowd-hits-hilo-lawmakers-on-pesticides-biotech/

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The  all out assault against the planet being waged by the human race continues to expand and intensify. Catastrophic forest fires connected directly to the effercts of climate engineering are raging completely out of control from Fort McMurry, Canada, to Manitoba, to the Himalayas.
Deadly radiation spewing from the Fukushima nuclear volcano is contributing to the countless other sources of anthropogenic contamination which are rapidly poisoning our formerly thriving planet. Is the Fukushima fallout the greatest source radiation danger to the US West Coast? Or is there an even greater radiation threat that is largely unknown to the US public and that is being aggressively hidden by those in power? The massive nuclear nightmare in Hanford, Washington is just such a threat.
The power structure, the “public protection” agencies they control, and the corporate media that represents them all, are constantly and actively engaged in the effort to hide the severity of the converging catastrophes from the population for as long as possible. Will the masses finally turn their eyes to the horizon and wake up in time to make a difference?
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Dogs Are Able To See Magnetic Fields


by Sean Adl-Tabatabai

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Dogs and other primates are able to see magnetic waves, scientists reveal

European scientists have discovered dogs and some other primates are capable of magnetoreception – the ability to see magnetic fields.

Scientists say that the molecule responsible for being able to see these magnetic fields has been found in the eyes of dogs and other animals.

Gizmodo.com reports:

Cryptochromes are a common group of light-sensitive molecules that exist in bacteria, plants, and animals. In addition to regulating circadian rhythms, these specialized proteins enable certain animals, such as birds, insects, fish, and reptiles, to sense magnetic fields, allowing them to perceive direction, altitude, and location. Humans are incapable of magnetoreception. Some mammals, like bats, mole rats, and mice, appear to have this sense, but the extent of this capacity among other mammals is largely unknown.

Now, in the first study of its kind, researchers from the Max Planck Institute and several other institutions have investigated the presence of the mammalian version of this molecule, called cryptochrome 1, in the retinas of 90 animal species. Researchers found this molecule in the blue-sensitive cones of dog-like carnivores, such as dogs, wolves, bears, foxes, and badgers, but not in the eyes of cat-like carnivores, such as cats, lions, and tigers (felines have their own unique way of looking at the world). Among primates, researchers discovered the presence of cryptochrome 1 in orangutans, the rhesus macaque, the crab-eating macaque, and others. The details can now be found in Nature Scientific Reports.
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Though it’s considered a “sixth sense,” magnetoreception is tied to an animal’s visual system. Magnetic fields activate cryptochrome 1 in the retina, which the animal “sees” as the inclination of magnetic field lines relative to the Earth’s surface. Because the active cryptochrome 1 is located in the light-sensitive outer segments of the cone cells of the mammals, the researchers suspect that it’s assisting with magnetoreception, and not circadian rhythm management or some other visual capacity.

It’s not immediately obvious how mammals like dogs and primates use their magnetoreception, but foxes may provide a clue: When hunting, foxes are more successful at catching mice when they pounce on them in a northeast direction. For primates, this built-in compass may help with bodily orientation, or it could be a vestigial evolutionary trait that’s largely unused.

The next step will be to prove that these mammals are truly leveraging the power of cryptochrome 1, or whether the molecule is performing other tasks in the retina.

 

http://yournewswire.com/dogs-are-able-to-see-magnetic-fields/

Massive Victory for 7 Kids in Climate Change Lawsuit in Washington State


Today, in a surprise ruling from the bench in the critical climate case brought by youths against the State of Washington’s Department of Ecology, King County Superior Court Judge Hollis Hill ordered the Department of Ecology to promulgate an emissions reduction rule by the end of 2016 and make recommendations to the state legislature on science-based greenhouse gas reductions in the 2017 legislative session.

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Five of the seven youth petitioners with their attorney, Andrea Rodgers, after the hearing today. Photo credit: Our Children’s Trust

Judge Hill also ordered the Department of Ecology to consult with the youth petitioners in advance of that recommendation. The youths were forced back to court after the Department of Ecology unexpectedly withdrew the very rulemaking efforts to reduce carbon emissions the agency told the judge it had underway. This case is one of several similar state, federal and international cases, all supported by Our Children’s Trust, seeking the legal right to a healthy atmosphere and stable climate.

“For the first time, a U.S. court not only recognized the extraordinary harms young people are facing due to climate change, but ordered an agency to do something about it,” Andrea Rodgers, the Western Environmental Law Center attorney representing the seven youths, said. “Ecology is now court-ordered to issue a rule that fulfills its constitutional and public trust duty to ensure Washington does its part to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect the planet.”

In granting the youth a remedy, Judge Hill noted the extraordinary circumstances of the climate crisis, saying, “This is an urgent situation … these kids can’t wait.” The court discussed the catastrophic impacts of climate destabilization globally, including the impending loss of polar bears and low-lying countries like Bangladesh. The court explained that while it had no jurisdiction outside of Washington state, it did have jurisdiction over the Department of Ecology and would order the agency to comply with the law and do its part to address the crisis.

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“It was absurd for Ecology to withdraw its proposed rule to reduce carbon emissions,” petitioner Aji Piper, who is also a plaintiff on the federal constitutional climate lawsuit, supported by Our Children’s Trust, said. “Especially after Judge Hill declared last fall that our ‘very survival depends upon the will of [our] elders to act now … to stem the tide of global warming.’ I think Ecology should be ashamed by its reversal of potentially powerful action and today, Judge Hill issued a significant ruling that should go down in history books. Our government must act to protect our climate for benefit of us and future generations.”

After a landmark November, 2015 decision, in which Judge Hill found that the state has a “mandatory duty” to “preserve, protect and enhance the air quality for the current and future generations” and found the state’s current standards to fail that standard dramatically, the Department of Ecology nonetheless unilaterally withdrew its proposed rule to reduce carbon emissions in the state in February, just months after Judge Hill specifically underscored the urgency of the climate crisis.

“This case explains why youth around this country and in several other countries, are forced to bring their governments to court to secure a healthy atmosphere and stable climate,” Julia Olson, executive director and chief legal counsel at Our Children’s Trust, said. “Despite clear scientific evidence and judicial recognition of the urgency of the climate crisis, Washington and most governments across the U.S. and other countries are failing to take correspondingly urgent, science-based action. That failure unfairly consigns youth to a disproportionately bleak future against which they can only reasonably ask the courts to step in to address this most time sensitive issue of our time.”

Related cases brought by youth to protect the atmosphere are pending before other U.S. courts in the federal district court in Oregon and in the state courts of North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Massachusetts and Oregon.

“This is a massive victory,” petitioner Gabe Mandell said.

http://ecowatch.com/2016/04/29/climate-lawsuit-washington/

Hungarians Just Destroyed All Monsanto GMO Corn Fields


Hungary has taken a bold stand against biotech giant Monsanto and genetic modification by destroying 1000’s of acres of corn found to have been grown with genetically modified seeds, according to Hungary deputy state secretary of the Ministry of Rural Development Lajos Bognar.

Unlike many European Union countries, Hungary is a nation where genetically modified (GM) seeds are banned. In a similar stance against GM ingredients, Peru has also passed a 10 year ban on GM foods.

“Almost 1000 acres of maize found to have been planted with genetically modified seeds have been destroyed throughout Hungary, deputy state secretary of the Ministry of Rural Development Lajos Bognar said.

The GMO corn has been ploughed under, said Lajos Bognar, but pollen has not spread, he added.

Unlike several other EU members, GMO seeds are banned in Hungary. The inspections will continue despite the fact that traders are obliged to make sure that their products are GMO free, Bognar said.

During the invesigation, controllers have found Monsanto products among the seeds planted.

The free movement of goods within the EU means that authorities will not investigate how the seeds arrived in Hungary, but they will check where the goods can be found, Bognar said. Regional public radio reported that the two biggest international seed producing companies are affected in the matter and GMO seeds could have been sown on up to the thousands of hectares in the country.

“Most of the local farmers have complained since they just discovered they were using GMO seeds.” said globalresearch.ca

As of May 2015, Hungary had not responded to the new EU legislation making GMOs legal in all countries unless they specifically opt out. Germany looks like they may opt out. Scotland has opted out within the UK.

GMO seeds are not considered worrisome and dangerous simply because they are modified, but it is that they are modified to handle massive doses of glyphosate (Roundup), and not die.  They are made to take baths in the chemical herbicide that is so dangerous for human consumption, and it is the fear that the buildup of glyphosate within crops is a potential cause for the recent rapid increase in autism, cancers, and other long-term developing illnesses.  The company Monsanto has been so aggressive legally to cover up any public ill, believed to be hushing farmers, buying off segments of the government and paying off scientists in the U.S. that it is hard for anyone to know what logistical data has been soured, and what truths to believe.  It has become easier for countries like Hungary to plow under the crop than to try to disseminate between what is fact and what is farse with Monsanto’s disastrous reputation and communication failures.

 

There is also the factor that when Monsanto seeds are found to be present on land, they fight for ownership of those seeds, and consider them as patent infringement, theft, or whatever you want to call it.  Rather than fight the giant in court every time their seeds blow into a field, it’s easier to wipe them off the map.

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