Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, July 25, 2015 Dane Wigington


Note: Incredible speech! IMO after we reclaim control of the planet from tyrants and psychopathic bloodlines, Dane Wigington deserves to be honored as a global hero for his efforts to help people from all walks of life understand what’s happening in our skies and on the ground. 

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http://GeoengineeringWatch.org
https://www.facebook.com/dane.wigingt…
This is the 2nd installment of a new Northern California commercial free news hour being aired Saturday mornings from 6 am to 7 am on KQMS 1400 AM and 99.3 FM (the first show aired is here http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/ge… ). The information that will be presented on “Global Alert News” is a radical departure from what the North State’s primary radio broadcaster has historically presented from sources like Rush Limbaugh and Fox News. Though some of the KQMS listeners may be initially shocked by the information they will be exposed to on this straightforward presentation of information, reality will prevail as events that are unfolding around us all become impossible to hide. This episode initially covers the fact that all of us are test subjects in the lethal and ongoing climate engineering operations. The discussion then moves on to focus on the fact that US civilians and US military personnel have routinely been exposed to lethal dangers and testing without their knowledge or consent. This is business as usual for our government of criminals and tyrants.

100,000 German Beekeepers Just Called For A Ban On GMOs


Without bees, the future of Earth looks bleak…


Bees’ importance cannot be overstated. As TrueActivist has shared before, the tiny, bumbling insects are responsible for a lot making them essential in the future of our planet.

Therefore, with massive bee die-offs (otherwise known as ‘colony collapse disorder’), it has been the plight of many scientists, beekeepers, and educated activists to do whatever it takes to ensure bees survive.

Some theories exist as to what is causing colony collapse, such as Monsanto’s GMO crops, the insecticides used to treat them, and EMF frequencies from excessive technological use… but debate persists.

In wake of all the controversy, the German Beekeepers Association (DIB), which represents almost 100,000 beekeepers,  decided to take action by calling for a nationwide ban on GMO cultivation. The news comes from a report published by the German NGO keine-gentechnik.de.

As GMWatch shares, this call for a ban follows controversial legislation allowing EU member states to opt-out of GM cultivation, even though it has been approved at the European Union level.

As might be expected, many pro-GMO advocates are angry about the new law, calling it “unfounded,” and stating that it “lacks scientific justification.” Many non-GMO supporters – especially beekeepers – stand strong in their stance, however, and point to the many documented dangers  (and unproven suspicions) of genetically modified foods. They also bring to attention the known damage caused by herbicides and pesticides used to grow them, as well as the decimation of pollinating insects.

Credit: GMWatch

Beekeepers are hoping that the Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt (CSU) will soon administer a nationwide ban. At this point, they – and the rest of the world – need action to be taken to preserve the declining numbers of pollinating bees. So far, the Minister has argued in favor of allowing each state individually decide if they will ban GMOs.

Because bees can fly up to eight kilometers to pollinate and search for food, this is far from the compromise bee advocates are seeking. Even if one state banned GM crops, cross-contamination from crops of a nearby state could occur, further harming bee populations.

Beekeepers state that this would be “environmentally and agriculturally unacceptable.”

In addition, the exposure of bees to biotech chemicals like glyphosate (which was determined to be ‘probably carcinogenic’ by the WHO’s IARC), would no doubt compromise their numbers even more.

We agree with the DIB’s statement: “Bees know no borders.”

For this reason, it is essential individuals recognize the importance of bees and band together to demand a ban on GMOs in their own country. No doubt a ban so large will be tough to uphold, but at this point measures must be taken.


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He swam up to what he thought was a dead whale, what happened next was amazing!


Michael Fishback, the co-founder of the Great Whale Conservancy, found what he though was a dead female Humpback whale.

When he swam out he found the whale was alive but trapped in a net.

After an hour of exhausting pulling and cutting they were able to free the whale.

Read more at http://theshrug.com/he-swam-up-to-what-he-thought-was-a-dead-whale-what-happened-next-was-amazing/#pKLGyX6BCIBwSqVW.99

Dog helps rescue baby dolphin washed up on Welsh beach


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Dog’s life: Leia, a working cocker spaniel had been on a walk on the beach in Gwynedd with her owner who was taking some video and pictures of the beautiful coastal scenery on Sunday morning

This dog’s keen nose may have saved a dolphin’s life after finding it beached in Wales and making ‘a right old fuss’.

Leia, a working cocker spaniel had been on a walk on the beach in Gwynedd with her owner who was taking some video and pictures of the beautiful coastal scenery on Sunday morning.

But Rich Wilcock, 42, suddenly noticed that Leia was making a lot of noise by the water on the shore and sniffing the ground and making a ‘right old fuss’.

Mr Wilcock told the Daily Post: ‘She kept coming up to me, barking and nudging me, she must have smelt the dolphin from a mile off.

‘At first I thought it was a baby shark, it was only about one and half foot but on a closer inspection I could see the blow hole on top of his head and realised it was a dolphin.

‘I combed the beach for a while afterwards and stayed for an hour or so to make sure he made it back out to sea.’

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Something fishy? Rich Wilcock, 42, suddenly noticed that Leia was making a lot of noise by the water on the shore and sniffing the ground and making a ‘right old fuss’
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Help at hand:She had found a dolphin stranded on the pebble beach and unable to get back in to the water – so Mr Wilcock went to help
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Safe at last: Mr Wilcock waded into the sea and dragged the stranded dolphin back into deeper water under the mammal was able to swim away.

Portents and signs: Doubled-headed bullock sold at auction in Mareeba, Australia


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Two faces! This unnamed two-face bullock was successfully sold at Mareeba Saleyards by Queensland Rural selling agent Jack Shepherd

For a bullock with two heads, he’s mighty healthy.

A cattle saleyard in Mareeba, North Queensland, hosted an unusual sight on Tuesday when a livestock agent arrived to hawk a two-faced cow.

Its second face, mounted on top of its first, had one eye, a single tooth and functional nostrils, according to the saleyard. It was in ‘great condition’.

‘Mate, he’s as fat as a fool!’ said Elders selling agent Mark Peters, who witnessed the animal’s purchase yesterday.

Mr Peters said: ‘It was an absolute prime condition animal, he just had two faces’.

Unsurprisingly, the two-faced animal attracted curious glances at the saleyards.

‘It received a fair amount of attention,’ said Queensland Rural livestock agent Jack ‘Jacko’ Shephard, who sold the bullock.

Mr Shephard said he had not seen another two-faced cow during his 17 years on the job, although he had seen other abnormalities.

The 440kg animal successfully sold for $537AUD, or 122 cents per kilo.

But the future is not bright for this cow.

He was purchased by an abattoir.

Comment: This year seems to have been very busy for this kind of thing:Portents and signs: Rare two-headed Russell’s viper born in Hyderabad, India

Portents and signs: Two-headed lizard hatched in Birkenhead, UK

Portents and signs: Pig born with two heads and three eyes in Columbia

Portents and signs: Piglet born with 2 heads in China

Portents and signs: Dog with two bodies and eight legs born on Tonga

Portents and signs: Mutant pig born with strange features and appendage in China

Portents and signs: Mutant pig born in Scotland

Portents and signs: Calf born with 2 heads at Florida farm

Portents and signs: Lamb born with face like an ‘angry old man’ in Dagestan

Portents and signs: 5-legged lamb born in Wales

http://www.sott.net/article/299056-Portents-and-signs-Doubled-headed-bullock-sold-at-auction-in-Mareeba-Australia

Grizzly bear fed up with being held captive at Minnesota Zoo attempts to escape by smashing rock into glass pane


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© ROBIN FICKER
This pane of glass at the Minnesota Zoo was shattered Monday but remained in place after a bear slammed a rock against it several times.

A grizzly bear at the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley picked up a basketball-sized rock with both front paws Monday morning and repeatedly slammed it into a pane of glass, shattering the barrier as startled patrons stood on the other side.

The five-layer pane stayed in place “like a windshield,” and no creatures on either side of the multiple panes were harmed, said zoo animal collections manager Tony Fisher.

The rambunctious bear and two other grizzlies in the open-air exhibit were called back inside, and the area remains closed to the public until a temporary fix can be made. Later, a permanent pane will be custom-made and installed at a cost of tens of thousands of dollars, Fisher said.

Robin Ficker, a visitor from Maryland, said he was watching “the bears wrestling with each other and looking at the people” shortly after the zoo opened at 9 a.m. Then one of the animals “picked up from the bottom of the pool a rock that had to weigh 50 pounds. And while many people were standing there, he slammed it against the glass several times,” Ficker said.

Fisher said he’s not sure which of the three bears is responsible for breaking one of pane’s five layers, but he suspects it was Kenai, a nearly full-grown male. Grizzlies typically top out at 800 to 900 pounds.

Kenai is “usually the clown out there, fooling around in the water,” Fisher said. “He didn’t know what he was doing. He was just being a bear.”

Rocks and other items in the exhibit that bears are strong enough to lift are supposed to be secured in place, Fisher said. In the wake of this incident, he said, “we’ll have to go back through the exhibit and anchor down anything they can lift.”

Sott.net Comment: You can’t really fault the bear for wanting to escape from what is essentially prison, with the added bonus of having people arrive every day to watch your every move. Looks like this bear decided enough was enough.
http://www.sott.net/article/298889-Grizzly-bear-fed-up-with-being-held-captive-at-Minnesota-Zoo-attempts-to-escape-by-smashing-rock-into-glass-pane

66yr old Grandmother Arrested for Saving Lives


Animal Liberation Victoria's photo.

 

66 year old grandmother and founder of Animal Liberation Victoria Patty Mark was arrested tonight for her role in the rescue of abused hens. You can read more about the horrific conditions uncovered here: http://dailym.ai/1FfDBAS (Daily Mail) and here: http://bit.ly/1cZ1CVb (Sydney Morning Herald)

Patty was released and is facing charges of burglary, theft and criminal damage. What is wrong with a system that arrests someone trying to help abused animals, while ignoring the person responsible for allowing those animals to suffer and die?

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Ed. Note: I rescued a one week old chick named Falcon last December. She’s grown into a beautiful hen and a good, loving mother. Falcon surprised me because she’s smart, friendly and sweet. She also has a magical side that’s hard to define, chickens appear to be bridges between human’s and the spirit realms. I know for a fact, some of the islands ancestors here Kauai work thru the chickens and have seen evidence of this on many occasions. Once again, hard to define…

The abuse, terror and barbaric conditions these curious birds endure is beyond horrific. Please, stop eating chicken. Even so-called free range chickens is a lie. They’re allowed to wander crowded factory floors and are basically chemically burned alive with a foaming agent that removes their feathers – while they-re still alive. I’ve seen this done with a fire hose which sprays the foam over an entire room of live chickens and shut the door for awhile to let them suffer and die. Guess it’s too difficult to round them up when they’re not caged – so they burn them alive.

Then they send the carcasses for processing and the chemically burned flesh ends up on kitchen tables. Yummy….

 

Filmaker uses Spy Drone to EXPOSE Smithfield Foods Factory Farms…it’s far more disgusting, barbaric, inhumane and hazardous to humans than you can EVER imagine (PLEASE SHARE)


Skinnydippers in Scotland are caught out when red kites steal their underpants and socks to build their nests


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Surprise!: Baffled skinnydippers were stunned to discover their missing underwear in the nest of a pair of local birds of prey

Skinnydippers at a Scottish beauty spot were left completely stumped when their underwear vanished while they were swimming.

But a gamekeeper at the popular bathing spot near Glen Esk in Angus, Scotland, solved the mystery when he chanced upon the nest of a local pair of red kites.

The birds of prey had stolen the swimmers’ underpants and socks to help make their nest .

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Comfy home: Two red kites were discovered in the nest at the Scottish beauty spot, Gannochy Estate

The gamekeeper took photographs of the nest, which had been built with a selection of socks and a pair of navy underpants.

‘Our trainee gamekeeper discovered the nest and we rang the RSPB to have them ringed and tagged,’ said Dave Clement, head keeper at the Gannochy Estate.

‘What was really interesting was to see socks and underwear from a popular swimming spot actually in the nest and the surrounding trees.

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Culprit: A red kite in flight. The feathered thief was caught pilfering the underwear of skinnydippers at the popular swimming spot

‘It was like the kites were cleaning up the glen.’

Two red kite chicks were discovered in the new nest, showing that the clever insulating tactic has paid off.

This isn’t the first time kleptomaniac animals have made the headlines.

In 2012, a Bedfordshire cat became a minor celebrity after stealing clothes and other items from neighbours.

Denis stole underwear, shoes, shirts, paintbrushes and anything else he could get his paws on.

http://www.sott.net/article/298694-Skinnydippers-in-Scotland-are-caught-out-when-red-kites-steal-their-underpants-and-socks-to-build-their-nests

CVS: Vacuuming Antarctica for krill ~ Call to Action


CVS: Vacuuming Antarctica for krill

Goal: 95,000
91,425
 

Update: We’ve already had over 90,000 people call on CVS to stop selling krill oil pills. And now, CVS is hitting back.

CVS is claiming that the krill in its krill oil health supplements are sustainably and responsibly sourced. But the sustainability certification CVS is relying on is deeply flawed; it doesn’t account for the importance of krill in the Antarctic food chain, and the fact that krill are vulnerable to climate change.


PS. If you would like to read our longer response on why the certifications are bad, click here.


CVS is supporting the plunder of Antarctica and one of the last unspoiled oceans on the planet.

The pharmacy giant is marketing and selling Antarctic krill oil as a health supplement — vacuuming krill in vast quantities from the Antarctic oceans and pumping them into pills. It’s putting the entire Antarctic ecosystem at risk, and we can stop it.

 

Krill are tiny crustaceans (they look a lot like miniature shrimp), but they represent a giant link in the Antarctic food chain. A new SumOfUs report shows that krill numbers are crashing, endangering the survival of hundreds of marine creatures like whales, penguins and seals.

The only way these companies will stop is if there’s no market for Antarctic wildlife on our shelves. That’s why we’re targeting CVS — if we can get this major retailer to refuse to sell krill-killing supplements, we can stop fishing companies from destroying the Antarctic.

Will you sign on and tell CVS to stop stocking Antarctic krill-based omega-3 health supplements and save one of the last unspoiled oceans on earth?

CVS stocks krill-based products by MegaRed and other companies, as well as selling its own, home brand krill oil. CVS claims that their krill products are sustainable, but the claim doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. In fact, only some of its krill products are certified. And leading environment groups including Greenpeace and Pew Environment Group have long objected to the certification of krill fishing. One of the more well-known certifications is by Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). Pew has said: “The MSC’s label falsely advertises the message that all krill are sustainably caught and that consuming krill-based omega 3 supplements or purchasing farmed salmon raised on krill meal is okay. Nothing could be further from the truth.”

The krill population is vital, but it’s depleting fast. Research shows krill populations have already dropped by 80 percent since the 1970s. What’s also shocking is that Antarctic penguin populations, which depend on krill for food, have collapsed by 50 percent in the last 30 years.

Krill are on the front lines of climate change — melting sea ice is destroying their habitat, and ocean acidification could further harm them. And at the same time, krill also play a key role in slowing global warming, as they transport carbon dioxide from the surface to the deep water.

Yet krill fishing is a lucrative industry — seafood companies use mammoth vessels equipped with new technology that literally vacuum the pristine Antarctic ocean, sucking up krill in massive volumes. It’s one of the last fish stocks that hasn’t been plundered to near extinction — but it might not stay that way for long.

 

But it doesn’t have to be like this — we can eat and protect our health without it being so costly to the Earth. Omega-3 health supplements can be produced from plant-based inputs or from fisheries that are sustainably harvested.

Fishing companies won’t stop pillaging the Antarctic unless we show them that there’s no longer demand for these products. Putting pressure on well-known retailers is the best way we can stop the depletion of the krill population. By disrupting demand and getting rid of this market, we can make retailers put the environment over profits.

At SumOfUs, we’ve done this before, and we’ve won. Last year we got retailers like Zara, ASOS, and Topshop to stop using angora fur from bunnies having their fur cruelly ripped out for clothes. And we’ve pushed major companies like Kellogg’s to stop destroying the rainforest to produce palm oil.

This is what we’re doing again — targeting CVS, a public-facing corporation, so we can curb the demand for Antarctic krill, and stop the collapse of the entire Antarctic marine ecosystem.

Tell CVS to stop selling krill-based omega-3 health supplements now.

 

 

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More information:

Vacuuming Antarctica for Krill: The Corporations Plundering the Earth’s Last Frontier, SumOfUs report

New conservation project reveals amazing turtle’s eye-view of the Great Barrier Reef


Published on Jun 29, 2015

The Great Barrier Reef is home to almost 6000 species. Thanks to GoPro, here’s what the journey through it looks like for one of them: a turtle’s eye view of the Reef.

To find out more about the level of pollution affecting turtles within the Great Barrier Reef, WWF is working on innovative project in Queensland with the support of our partners Banrock Station Wines Environmental Trust, James Cook University, The University of Queensland, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, State and Commonwealth government agencies, Indigenous rangers and local community groups.

As part of that project, the opportunity arose to very carefully fit a small GoPro camera to a turtle, to better understand the post-release behaviour of tagged green turtles. The result is this amazing video.

This week, the World Heritage Committee will vote whether to keep a strong watch over Australia until the health of the Great Barrier Reef. The decision is critical to the future protection of the Reef.

Leader of Sioux Nation Issues Dire Warning to Unite Globally


Chief Arvol Looking Horse. (photo: Getty)
Chief Arvol Looking Horse. (photo: Getty)

By Jane Ayers, Reader Supported News

26 June 15

 

hief Arvol Looking Horse, spiritual leader of the Lakota, Dakota, and North Nakota tribes of the Great Sioux Nation, facilitated the 20th annual World Peace & Prayer Day/Honoring Sacred Sites ceremonies from June 18-21 in Ashland, Oregon. Looking Horse is revered worldwide for being the Keeper of the 19th Generation Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe Bundle. Over the four days, 1,000 participants gathered at Howard Prairie Lake to pray for world peace and healing of the earth, with thousands worldwide also lighting their “sacred fires” and joining the international prayer that focused on All Nations, All Faiths, One Prayer. The international prayer has been held in different countries over the twenty years, and Looking Horse has conducted the opening prayers to many sessions of the United Nations.

Maori elders traveled from New Zealand to bless the sacred grounds while bald eagles soared overhead. International travelers from Egypt, Canada, and Japan united with local residents and renowned tribal elders, including Agnes Baker-Pilgrim from the Siletz Tribe of Oregon, Eddie Benton Banai from the Grand Medicine Lodge (Ojibwe), Rabbi David Zaslow, and Professor David West, to pray with people united worldwide during the solstice ceremony to bring about an “energy shift” of healing.

Following are Looking Horse’s serious words for these times, from his talks over the four days, along with messages from Agnes Baker-Pilgrim, Eddie Benton Benai, Rabbi Zaslow, Paula Horne, and Professor David West.

Chief Arvol Looking Horse Addresses Seriousness of Earth Changes

“As a child I didn’t have or use guns. Now today I am a spiritual leader. I am the 19th Generation Sacred White Buffalo Calf Bundle Keeper, and yet my grandma on her deathbed said, ‘If people don’t straighten up, he’ll be the last bundle keeper for the Lakota.’

“Many world leaders have blessed this World Peace and Prayer Day: twenty years ago, H.H. the Dalai Lama gave his blessing [for our first World Peace prayer ceremony]. In South Africa, Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela have also blessed the prayer. That is what it will take, people who love nature and the environment. This international prayer is about the empowerment of nations to walk in beauty, because life is beautiful and sacred, and we are living with Spirit.

“On June 21st, we accomplished making history. As we came here, we heard words of the Pope talking about climate change. Scientists are now standing with First Nations on stopping tar sands extraction.

“Today we are standing together because Mother Earth is dying and is sick and has a fever. Our work doesn’t end here. We will carry on our ways for the responsibility of our children. We are faced with great challenges, because man has gone too far, and brought us to this prayer. Our grandfathers have tears in their eyes, and ask us ‘What is going on? Something strange is going on.’ My prayers in circles are focused on the water of life being affected. The signs of the white buffalo being born, along with white deer, etc., we’ve witnessed in all parts of the world, are all part of prophecy of these times.

“As years have gone by, the story of White Buffalo Calf Woman has been highlighted, as she said that white animals would be born and we’d be a voice for these animals. June 21st is the anniversary of twenty years of World Peace and Prayer Day. Twenty years ago, we started this journey when the first white buffalo was born in Janesville, Wisconsin. Almost every year since then, a white buffalo or other white animal has been born, yet soon to be killed.

“Mother Earth is going to have side effects from so much corruption, like the Tar Sands extraction. Also in Hawaii, the sacred sites are being ruined. We are going to the White House and to the United Nations to express our concerns, as our work is not done today. In the Sacred Hoop, there is no ending and no beginning. We are also working with the people of the world through the U.N.

Proclaiming the Importance of Sacred Sites

“My whole life I have been honoring sacred sites. We made a book, The Star Knowledge Book to share some of our stories, i.e., the teepee is a vortex to Great Spirit. We have come to respect the secret knowledge and language. In that sacred language, I’ve come to respect the deep responsibility we have to live in this world … to respect the energy, knowing that Mother Earth is a spirit, the Source of Life, not a resource.

“No matter where you go in the world, every culture has its own ceremonies and sacred sites. Previously we rode on horseback, walked, and ran to our sacred site, Grey Horn Butte. It is a sacred site to our people, but others call it Devil’s Tower. That language is hurting our people. We can never use that language, no foul language, as reference to our sacred site.

“I was just a young boy on the reservation in South Dakota when the elders said we need to travel back to our sacred sites. They said we needed to gather and remind people about our sacred sites. In fact, they said we need to write a book. So we went to the Seven Council Fire in Rosebud and there we chose and talked to many elders about the stories they could share. As I mentioned, we published a blue book, Star Knowledge, about the star knowledge, the universe, and the stars. I learned so much from these elders about how everything that moves has a spirit and everything has its time in this world, so I was humbled to hear the teachings: knowing how to respect life and go through all these protocols to approach, to understand it, about how to receive and give.

“We’re losing so many elders. But we had so many elders called upon who came and each spoke Lakota, and it was beautiful to hear the language. It is our way of life: the sacredness of the language. Knowing language is a crucial part, and I learned from the elders that way. The elders shared about the sacred sites and the star knowledge, and how beautiful it is to listen to their message. That which lies deep within the Source has truly inspired the life of all things, everything, we live with it in spirit that way. I was a young man and I never thought it would be my life: the voice, the spirit of our way of life, our ceremonies.

We Must Unite Now – We Are at a Crossroads

“The prophecies say someday that time will come again when all nations will stand shoulder-to-shoulder in a sacred circle. The prophecies say because we aren’t watching where we’re going, that Great Spirit will bring us back into that circle.

“From the heart of Mother Earth, we have a message that all these white animals are being born, and this message is for all the world: We must unite as all nations and one prayer.

“We are at a crossroads faced with chaos, disasters, sicknesses and viruses. There are tears in our elder’s eyes. We must unite. We are all being faced with tragedies and disasters, and volcanos are beginning to erupt worldwide. These Northwest territories are speaking to us of volcanos. Yellowstone National Park could erupt with super-volcanos anytime.

“We soon will see the 4th of July fireworks, but what about Mother Earth’s fireworks with all the volcanos of the world erupting?

“The climate is changing. If only the trees, water, and rivers could speak, they’d tell us their story. In that tree, every year is a circle. In our life, we have a cycle of life and we too are part of the growing of that tree. We have our seasonal ceremonies, so our way we are taught, we learn from every person and all the teachers who have gone before, some known and some not, some written about, some not, but we still have their voice today. I’m honored by wise words they shared and left behind. Every time we have our spirit bowl/plate we are offering to those who have gone before us.

A Blessing and a Warning

“We are networking through modern technology but our ceremonies have been saying this for a long time about the Earth and climate change. The message of the white animals being born worldwide is there’s a blessing and a warning that we, of this generation, are facing chaos, disaster, big winds, tornados, and flooding. Prayer is the answer.

“In 1995, the first white buffalo was born in Janesville, Wisconsin, and we took a message there. Today, the message is still the same, with white animals being born, not just white buffalo calves, but white animals born all over the world. The message is that Mother Earth is sick and has a fever.

“We took the message to the U.N. that mankind has taken this too far, and only through prayer will a healing come back to Mother Earth. If we don’t do this, Mother Earth will shake herself and volcanos will erupt. It is only through prayer that we can create an energy shift and make changes for the sake of our children. This message is still the same today. The Kobi also came to the U.N. too and shared their message with us. There is so much affecting the environment: the Keystone Pipeline, droughts, earthquakes, the air and water being hurt. Mother Earth is speaking to us.

How to Be Ready

“How can we be ready for what is coming in the future? It is through the people having enough faith and belief, and to calm their spirit – to believe something can change. I hope this country can stop the fracking. All our elders are saying, ‘Return to the sacred.’

“You have to have a good mind if you’re going to help the People. If not, it affects people who don’t think, then use guns. The foods we eat from Monsanto are not good.

“We are part of this global community. I hope we can create an energy shift and that even Republicans and Democrats would too have a greater understanding of what’s happening to Mother Earth at this time.

“We are here because there is something we’re being called upon to do. We know something is wrong and we don’t want to face it except to face it spiritually. We are praying to the Sacred Fire, and people all over the world are in tune with us and in prayer with us.

Looking Horse Urges All to Work for Environment

“We received news today, June 21st, that a U.N. Declaration is being taken today to the Secretary General of the U.N. calling for an establishment of an Indigenous United Nations to reflect the accumulation of thousands of years of knowledge, and for the protection of future generations. In addition, they attached a proclamation of the ‘vision of Arvol Looking Horse and his World Peace and Prayer Day’ with an emphasis ‘to exhibit concern for all life and to pray for global healing’ and to proclaim the ‘importance of caring for sacred sites.’

“It referred to Iroquois Chief Leon Shenandoah’s prophecy thirty years ago that referred to the ‘end of life when trees start dying from the treetops downward, then nothing will grow.’ It referred to spiritual consciousness being the highest form of politics. It further called on the abolishment of nuclear bombs, and further affirmed that ‘We are the spiritual energy and are 1000x stronger than nuclear energy.’ We cannot trade the welfare of our children, and must abolish nuclear threats. It also requested the Papal Bulls (Manifest Destiny) be officially rescinded.

“You too can be a peace leader and work with the environment. That fate is in you, and no more are we alone. We are a global community and faced with global challenges, but through prayer we set an agenda for the future for world peace. Life is sacred and we are part of this global community. I hope we can all create an energy shift with prayer.

“People all over the world have been in contact us through the different communications we have today. To the people who have helped us with this spiritual journey for the past twenty years, I want to say, ‘Thank you for believing, and I truly believe each and every one of you can share this with your heart.’ Cherish what Creator gave you as this Life is sacred, the fire is sacred, and the water of life is sacred. There’s so much we have to live with, and everything has a Spirit, and that Great Spirit gave us life.

“The Sacred Fire is a spirit, and the Water of Life is a spirit. In that circle, there is not one person higher than another. In the sacred hoop, all are leaders. As we started our sacred fire for the ceremony, there is no ending, no beginning. We are part of the cycle of life and we have a responsibility.

“We pray someday June 21st will be an international holiday. As we stand here, people are gathering at their sacred sites worldwide.

“We need a lot more of you in the world to pray for peace because it is not good what we are facing. In our prayers, we have dignity, honor, and respect. If we live it, our children will have it too. The elders say you are not alone in this world because you always have your ancestors, so never say you are all alone.”

Agnes Baker-Pilgrim Honored at World Peace & Prayer Day

Agnes Baker-Pilgrim, 91, is the oldest living member of the Takilma Tribe in Oregon, and a member of the Siletz Tribe. She is also the head of the 13 International Indigenous Grandmothers Council, and her family has conducted an annual Salmon ceremony on the Rogue and Applegate Rivers for close to two decades. Her daughter and son, Nadine and Keith Martin, provided a smaller version of this traditionally-cooked salmon feast for the World Peace and Prayer Day, and Agnes addressed the participants over the four days:

“It’s people like Arvol Looking Horse who help us have world peace. We all have the honor that our ancestors left us their unfinished work to take care of this planet: ozone hole, smog in the cities, trash in the oceans and rivers, GMOs, massive cutting of trees, tops of mountains being mined, global warming causing ice melts.

“All this destruction is damaging the 7th generation and the unborn yet to come. We have to do better so they can grow up and have white hair like me, and also have a world with clean water and air. We have to start with these little people, because the world and the future is theirs.

“I have been part of the Salmon Nation all my life. If you live by the streams, rivers, lakes, oceans, protect them. Don’t throw any trash in the waters.

“If I can be a voice for the voiceless at age 91, what’s your excuse? I care and I know you care what happens to the animal habitats in the water. We can’t live without the animals.

“If you have one foot in this world and one in the other like me at my age, you had better walk your talk. I hope all will give prayers for Chief Arvol Looking Horse, prayers as he carries the Sacred Pipe. You know the karma if one doesn’t carry it right, and he walks his talk.

“Creator can answer prayer. Walk your talk because prayer really works. Love one another. Take care of the children and hug the little ones a lot. Say thank you for being here for me. Because of the love of my kids and grandkids and great grandkids, I am here at the age of 91. It’s their love that is why I am sitting here. With the Maori dancing here, I wanted to dance too. Prayer works, and I’m not talking ‘church.’

“In Jefferson, Oregon, I did the ribbon-cutting for the nation’s only veterans wall memorial, dedicated specifically for Native veterans and Code talkers, finally all together. Don’t forget the biggest contingency of our U.S. forces have been Native.

“I care and speak about the salmon, the water, the condors which are the thunderbirds, getting the lead out of bullets [to prevent contamination to predators eating wildlife killed by hunters], to stop the clear-cutting of our forests, spraying of 2,4,5-T herbicides, no spraying along the highways, save the bees, and no GMOs. I prayed and blessed thirty-nine condors in Portland. It won’t be long until they’ll fly overhead.

“Magic happens. Creator can do that. It’s One God, many paths, so don’t use your path as a sword. We are all in this leaky canoe together.

“When I cooked salmon for Martha Stewart years ago at one of my Salmon gatherings, as she was putting the salmon on our redwood sticks, I told her, ‘after eating salmon cooked traditionally, you’ll throw away your frying pan.’ (When you eat salmon, thank the tree people too because the wood is used for the fire, and also we put the salmon onto redwood sticks to traditionally cook them).

“We are all water babies. Take care of the water wherever you are. At least once a day, give thanks to Mother Earth for all you have, all you eat, even your jewelry, automobiles, cell phones, everything comes from the Earth, and is made from the Earth’s resources. I pray that I walk my talk. Know that all there is is love, and there’s a purpose for you. You come to a ceremony on one level, and then go home on a higher level. Creator has a hand on you.”

Elder Eddie Benton Banai, of the Grand Medicine Lodge, Ojibwe:

“We are all related. The elders have been saying for generations that either people protect the Earth and water, or else there will be no life … As we look around today, there is consciousness rising, an awareness of this. But we are fast running out of time. Civilization has become an enemy of the People, and the leaders of this civilization don’t see Mother Earth is living…. Republicans and multinational corporations have no feeling for the People. Even the Bible says you even if you have all the money in the world, what about at the end of the road? Money is not the only thing important. Yes, money is necessary but it is Life itself that is most important. Man might own the watch on his wrist, but the watch shouldn’t own the man. We are running out of time, and how the Earth is being ruined, we might only have four more of these World Peace and Prayer Days. 72% of the world’s drinking water is already contaminated. If all the water is destroyed, we are all gone too. To save the Earth, put down your biases and differences, and begin walking and working together.

“Our stories began 50,000 years ago, and that is a little bit longer than 1492. Since 1492, nearly all indigenous languages have been destroyed. It is good we have men like Arvol Looking Horse who know about responsibility.

“The consciousness needs to continue after four days here. How many days ago on CNN did we see the murders in the church? Who’s raising these kids? Be active and talk about the elimination of drugs in our communities and our nation.”

Additional Speakers Add Their Support

Rabbi David Zaslow of Ashland’s Havurah Synagogue emphasized an understanding that “It is all nations, not one nation. It’s all religions, not one religion. It’s all, not one.”

Former SOU professor David West stated, “In over 300 tribes, there is no word in their languages for ‘failing.’ Yes there are words for ‘mistakes or learning from mistakes’ but no words for ‘failure,’ so there is hope for us all.”

Looking Horse’s wife, Paula Horne, pointed out, “NASA scientists have said we are at a point of no return. We are here to prove it different and be a ripple effect. If we could do this worldwide, we could heal the earth.”

Looking Horse Urges People to Make Their Choice Now

In White Buffalo Teachings, another of his books, Looking Horse states:

“We are the watchers. We are the witnesses. We see what has gone before. We see what happens now, at this dangerous moment in human history. We see what’s going to happen, what will surely happen unless we come together – we, the Peoples of all Nations – to restore peace, harmony and balance to the Earth, our Mother … We must understand the two ways we are free to follow, as we choose: the positive way or the negative way, the spiritual way or the material way. It’s our own choice, each of our and all of our choices. You yourself are the one who must decide. You alone, and only you, can make this crucial choice. Whatever you decide is what you’ll be, to walk in honor or to dishonor your relatives. You can’t escape the consequences of your own decision. On your decision, yes, on your own personal decision, depends the fate of the entire World. We are the only species destroying Mother Earth! You must decide. You can’t avoid it.

“Each of us is put here in this time and this place to personally decide the future of humankind. Did you think the Creator would create unnecessary people in a time of such terrible danger? My Grandmother once told me to understand that every person can have a good heart, a heart big enough to change the world! She said the Great Spirit wouldn’t give us something we couldn’t handle!

“Know that you yourself are essential to this World. Believe that! Understand both the blessing and the burden of that. You yourself are desperately needed to save the soul of this World. Did you think you were put here for something less?”


Jane Ayers is an independent journalist (stringer with USA Today, Los Angeles Times) and regularly contributes to Reader Supported News. She can be reached at JaneAyersMedia@gmail.com

http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/30957-leader-of-sioux-nation-issues-dire-warning-to-unite-globally

Orphaned eagle found at base of eagle lawn ornament


An orphaned, emaciated juvenile bald eagle is recovering after someone discovered it lying beside a bald eagle lawn ornament in Issaquah.

“It’s at an age where we expect the parents should still be taking care of it,” said Dr. Bethany Groves.

A couple months old, the bald eagle is at the fledgling age, when eagles start learning to fly. It may have fallen from the nest and its parents stopped bringing it food.

But it’s too young to know how to catch its own prey.

“He’s very thin to emaciated and weak,” said Dr. Groves.

Rescued on Thursday, it’s likely waited for food since early this week.

Coincidentally, it was discovered right at the base of a bald eagle lawn ornament in Issaquah – one that looks a lot like its parents would.

“He basically has not been getting that parental support for at least the last couple of days,” Dr. Groves said.

Dr Groves believes it’s unlikely the eagle thought the ornament was its mother, or that it was waiting for the inch-wide replica to give it some food. They don’t see two-dimensional art that well.

But the eagle’s timing is unique.

“Certainly when they come in around the 4th of July, you can’t help but make that association with the patriotism they symbolize,” Dr. Groves.

The eagle will likely stay at PAWS Wildlife Center until its old enough to fly, and hunt its own food. That might be this fall, but most likely in time for July 4th next year.

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Note: Heartbreaking story, I sense as he was missing his parents he recognized something familiar in the lawn ornament. Poor baby…

Thankfully he was discovered in time, and even tho he’s going to survive, this baby eagle still needs our love and our prayers. Will you join me in connecting with his heart and sending him love? Mahalo!

Stop Shell’s devastation


Shell’s ships are on the way to drill in the Arctic as you’re reading this.

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Tell President Obama it is a MORAL OUTRAGE to give Shell access to offshore oil in the Arctic after what they have done in Nigeria.

In the last year alone, Shell reported 204 spills in the Niger Delta.[1]

And that doesn’t even begin to demonstrate the trauma the oil company has inflicted upon the land and local communities.

If Shell still can’t stop one oil disaster after another in Nigeria, how are they supposed to operate safely in the remote Arctic?

After years of denial, Shell was forced to admit last year in court that they had seriously underestimated two oil spill disasters. The company eventually agreed to a $55 million settlement, significantly more than the $4,000 pocket change they offered the local community at first.[1]

And Shell’s damage hasn’t been confined to the land and water, of course. Gas flares, bright and widespread enough to be seen from space, cause toxic particles to clog people’s lungs.[2] Hundreds of thousands of people have been affected by oil pollution in the air, soil, drinking water, and fisheries.[3]

That’s to say nothing of the assassinations in which Shell was rumored to have participated. While Shell continues to deny any involvement in the hanging of nine anti-oil campaigners, including prominent author Ken Saro-Wiwa, the corporation ended up paying $15.5 million to the activists’ relatives. Shell settled the case one week before trial was to begin in the United States.[4]

Shell has proven that they cannot be trusted. Tell President Obama not to allow Shell to further their devastation in the Arctic!

The stakes are high as Shell’s drillship “Polar Pioneer” left Seattle this week and is now sailing its way to the Arctic. With a government-estimated 75% chance of a major oil spill, we’re on borrowed time.[5]

The Alaska Native communities of the North Slope depend on the bounty of the Arctic Ocean for their livelihoods-and their lives. Would you trust a company with Shell’s Nigerian record with your food source?

The president’s legacy is on the line-an unsolvable oil spill in the Arctic would forever tarnish his environmental credibility. Remind him of the stakes.

Please join this urgent campaign to get President Obama to turn Shell’s drillships around. We have only days left to convince him.

In it together,

Alexander Rony
SierraRise

P.S. Five signatures are even more powerful than one — after you take action, be sure to forward this alert to your friends, family, and colleagues!

Inviting Mother Nature In by Greg Calise


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When one takes the path less chosen, the Siddhartha Road back to the true Self, one automatically rekindles his relationship with Mother Nature and Mother Earth. We have become so divorced from Mother Nature in this modern society. We need to reestablish the connection, because we are a part of Mother Nature. She has given us these bodies, the food, medicine, air and water that we need, and she supports us with the ground we stand upon. She is our great Mother.

I spend some time every day admiring Mother Nature; whether it be in the form of a tree, a flower, a bird, the wind and even the smell of the earth. A simple walk in Mother Nature can heal and nurture us, revitalize us, balance us and bring us peace. If you are able to quiet the mind and rest in the present moment, then an entire world will open up. As I have written before, all of the secrets of the universe reside within a single tree; or even a flower.

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The sounds of Mother Nature are extremely powerful in many ways. With a quiet mind, listen to the rain, the wind blowing through the trees, the singing of the birds, the crickets and so many others. These sounds, if you allow them to, will purify your mind and soul. It is Mother Nature speaking to us. In A Walk Into Mother Nature, I wrote:

“But there is a way to freedom. Go for a walk in Mother Nature, and turn off your mind. Be silent, allow your awareness to break through, as that is who you are. Simply become aware of the beauty that surrounds you without any thoughts. You will soon be overwhelmed by what you see, touch, hear, smell and what you become aware of. The landscape becomes alive. The birds, the bees, the grasses, the rocks all seem to awaken into a vibrant life. But that is how they always are. You are just waking up to it. Mother Nature speaks to us, not in words or thoughts, but in her own language of the heart. The wind, the rain, the trees, the streams, everything natural is expressing her love, and when we awaken to it, we can experience her wisdom, which lies beyond words, thoughts, concepts or ideas. Words can never do justice to truth. They can only point the way. The great bards and poets did their best to convey these messages, but they always fall short of the genuine article.”

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Mother Nature also enters our homes as our pets. Our relationship with our pets is a direct relationship with Mother Nature. I notice this with my cat, and that means how we treat our pets, and how open we are to our pet’s communication with us. Do we listen to them?

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Eckhart Tolle has written much about how Mother Nature is an open doorway into the present moment and to the Self. This is a great article of his, Nature by Eckhart Tolle. I have also written many articles about Mother Nature, which you can find with the great search engine of my site.

Always remember Mother Nature on your journey. Never wander too far from her, and She will always be there for you as our Great Mother.

Greg Calise

Cheeky crow hitches lift on bald eagle in mid-flight


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This chance-meeting was captured by an amateur photographer while the much larger predatory bird was trying find itself an early morning snack

This cheeky crow was pictured hitching a lift on a bald eagle’s back.

Fancying a free ride, the brave black bird landed on the wings of the much larger predator mid-flight.

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Hitchhiker: The crow performs a flawless landing in these incredible pictures

The surprise guest interrupted the bald eagle who was searching for an early morning snack.

Miraculously, the predator didn’t even flinch and carried on as if nothing had happened.

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Short Break: The crow relaxes for a few seconds before flying off again

Their encounter lasted several seconds before the birds parted and flew their separate ways.

Luckily, amateur photographer Phoo Chan was on hand to capture the incredible images this week in Washington, USA.

http://www.sott.net/article/298514-Cheeky-crow-hitches-lift-on-bald-eagle-in-mid-flight

1,255 wild animals found dead after floods in Bhanvnagar, India


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A lioness takes her cub to a safer place after heavy rainfall caused floods at forest in Amreli on Saturday.

The forest officials have recovered carcasses of 1,255 wild animals including four lions and 1,225 blue bulls and 14 chittals from three talukas of Bhanvnagar district. These animals had swept away in river Shetrunji during flash floods last week.

Following a massive search and rescue operation, the Bhavnagar forest department on Tuesday issued a statement giving the details of the wild animal that died in the floods.

“Our 30 teams searched for wild animals dead or alive in mud filled water and muck for one week. We found bodies of total 1255 wild animals including four Asiatic lions which had swept away in flood waters and reached down-stream of Shetrunji River in Bhavnagar area,” G S Singh, deputy conservator of forests, Bhavnagar, told TOI.

Singh said that the bodies were found from Palitana, Gariyadhar and Talaja talukas of Bhavnagar.

http://www.sott.net/article/298543-1255-wild-animals-found-dead-after-floods-in-Bhanvnagar-India

A BOLD PLAN FOR SAVING POLLINATORS


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“We need solutions to the bee crisis,” said Laurie Davies Adams, head of the Pollinator Partnership, at a packed briefing on Capitol Hill, which was organized by her organization and the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). The honey bee crisis Adams is deeply worried about is caused by the spread of colony collapse disorder, which has decimated hives across the U.S. Scientists say a combination of stressors is killing off honey bees, including the loss of the habitat they need for foraging, the widespread use of agricultural pesticides and fungicides, and disease. Other critical pollinators, like native bees, monarch butterflies, and bats, face similar challenges. While the destruction of these species is a cause of concern in itself, it’s also causing real fears among many of country’s farmers who rely on honey bees to pollinate their crops, at a cost of billions every year.

President and First Lady Obama have a “personal interest” in fixing the problem, said Adams. President Obama launched an inter-departmental task force that led to a new national strategy for honeybees and other pollinators, which was just released a few weeks ago. Adams called this the “most comprehensive blueprint for conservation in the 21st century.” But she cautioned that the federal government alone can’t solve this problem: it will take state and local governments, non-profit community groups, farmers, businesses, and homeowners, too. In fact, a key part of the effort will be to get people with any type of property to step up, which is the goal of the newly-launched Million Pollinator Garden Challenge. As Nancy Somerville, Hon. ASLA, CEO of ASLA, added, landscape architects and designers also play a key role in turning landscapes at all scales into healthy habitats. “Restoring habitat for pollinators can happen even in very small patches.”

At the briefing, Anne Kinsinger, U.S. Geological Survey and one of the leaders in the presidential task force, said the group successfully brought together the many departments that can help — defense, transportation, education, and the General Services Administration (GSA). This task force, together with Reps. Alcee Hastings and Jeff Denham, have pushed for the Highway BEE Act, which would transform 17 million acres around highway right-of-ways into habitat for pollinators. For example, Interstate 35, which runs from Mexico from Canada, could be planted with milkweed, providing a source of nutrients for Monarch butterflies all along their migratory route.

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Rep. Denham, who spoke at the briefing, said it would be a way to “beautify the highways while also creating a transportation system that supports healthy pollinators.” As of writing this post, the Highway BEE Act has passed the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. Next steps to make this law are getting the act through the full Senate and also moving it through the House of Representatives.

While the Highway BEE Act moves through the Hill, the national strategy has already made some important contributions. It pulled together 75 leading bee scientists to come up with a “research action plan.” There are now targets: reduce colony collapse disorder by 50 percent in 10 years. Increase Monarchs’ numbers from around 37 million today to 225 million in 5 years. Restore 7 million acres of pollinator habitat through public-private partnerships, to aid all kinds of pollinators. As Kinsinger explained, “you can’t separate European honey bees from the 4,000 native bees.” The GSA is also already revising its policies for 3,000 government facilities to include best-practice land management techniques.

Robert Sneickus, FASLA, national landscape architect with the USDA’s National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), which is charged with restoring vast public wildlife habitat, said pollinators are essential to 80 percent of flowering plants. In turn, the health of pollinators themselves are dependent on access to productive habitat. For Sneickus, what’s important is planting “winter cover crops” that will be green all winter so bees will have access to forage in all seasons as well as flowering annuals that come back year after year. Also, all types of landscapes should be planted for both pollinators and beauty. “If a landscape looks great, more people will want it.” He said landscape architects can create a “pollinator master plan” to restore even small patches and corridors as healthy, beautiful habitats.

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And then John Chandler, a fourth-generation California farmer and agriculture advocate, explained how honey bees are crucial to his farm, which grows almonds, peaches, plums, and nectarines. As bees continue to die off, the cost per hive continues to go up, reaching about $200 these days. Each acre of almonds, explained Chandler, needs about two hives, so just for one growing season Chandler will spend $350 million to cover his entire 800,000-acre farm. “It’s the single largest check to payout.”

“What are we doing as an industry?”, wondered Chandler. Beginning in the 70s, Blue Diamond almonds started to finance advanced bee research and then created some pamphlets for farmers. There were some common sense ideas: When bees are out pollinating during the day, farmers shouldn’t be spraying chemical pesticides or fungicides. Farms now do that spraying at night when bees have gone home to their hives. During spraying, all water sources are also covered up so they aren’t contaminated. Chandler said “bees are like us, they want clean, fresh water.”

But, clearly, even more is needed to restore pollinators to health. According to the speakers, a key piece of the puzzle is bringing back nutritious forage wherever possible. Let’s start with better integrating forage opportunities along highways. With today’s problems, we can’t afford single-use infrastructure anymore; a highway for both cars and pollinators makes more sense. And farmers could be given greater incentives to set aside parts of their farmland as forage, a strategy the UK government has been using for some time. Communities can turn their own thoroughfares into pollinator pathways. Just about any strip will work, given many pollinators have a multiple-mile foraging range, and, as Adams, explained, “if you plant it, they will find it.”

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Lastly, everyone with a yard needs some plants for pollinators, too. Learn more at the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge.

http://www.globalpossibilities.org/a-bold-plan-for-saving-pollinators/

Ed. Note: Not mentioned here is placing a BAN on ALL residential and commercial use of ROUND-UP. To restrict it’s use to evenings is only pandering to biotech firms and allowing the destruction of the environment to continue. Round-up’s residue on plants also has adverse effects on any living organism that comes into contact with it and it can also be aerosolized and carried by the wind, infecting children, adults and wildlife with the same detrimental affects.

Ryan Gosling: What Costco Doesn’t Want You to Know About Its Eggs


Note: Kudo’s to Gosling! Please share to help bring awareness to the barbaric conditions hens are enduring to bring food to our tables. Costco has serious problems when it comes to offering healthy foods to consumers and with deceptive forms of marketing, and it’s about time people are made aware of conditions which are abhorrently harmful to animals and endanger our health.

Have a blessed week! Mahalo, {~A~}

The actor calls it “appalling” that Costco markets eggs “with deceptive labeling on cartons featuring graphics of birds living out in a green pasture.”

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Costco has been under intense criticism this week because it has yet to pledge to sell GMO-free salmon should the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approve it. Additionally, the Humane Society of the United States recently uncovered the fact that a Costco egg supplier uses abhorrent factory farming conditions to raise its egg-laying hens despite the fact that Costco made a public commitment eight years ago to eliminate cage confinement of chickens from its supply chain.

The undercover investigation revealed “a Costco egg supplier cramming chickens into tiny cages, forcing birds to live in cages with the decayed, mummified corpses of their dead cage-mates, and engaging in other inhumane practices that are bad for animals and food safety,” according to the Humane Society. The company is marketing their eggs in a highly misleading way, says the Humane Society, because the conditions they found at Costco’s egg supplier are “in stark contrast to the happy hens and green fields depicted on egg cartons sold at Costco.”

TAKE ACTION: Join Emily Deschanel and Tell Costco to Stop Selling Eggs from Caged Hens

Earlier this week, the campaign got some high-profile support from actor Ryan Gosling. In an open letter, Gosling wrote:

Video footage revealed abhorrent cruelty including rows upon rows of birds confined in filth-laden cages with the mummified corpses of their cage-mates—eating, sleeping, defecating and laying eggs on top of dead birds—and hens’ wings, legs and necks trapped in the corroded wires of their battery cages.

Gosling called it “appalling” that Costco would market its eggs “with deceptive labeling on cartons featuring graphics of birds living out in a green pasture.”

Check out the undercover investigation:

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