Octopuses are taking over the oceans, and no one knows why


 

A new study published in the journal Current Biology has revealed some startling statistics — a group of researchers from the University of Adelaide have found that since the 1950s, the population of cephalopods (octopus, squid, and cuttlefish) in the world’s oceans has exploded. What makes this truly curious is the fact that climate change, overfishing, and ocean acidification have caused the numbers of many fish and shellfish species to plummet during the same period.

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Scientists aren’t completely sure what’s causing these tentacled creatures to proliferate so widely, but they have a few theories. One idea is that humans have killed off large numbers of predatory fish that would normally compete with the cephalopods for food. But it’s also possible that these species are simply better equipped to deal with rising ocean temperatures than some other ocean animals.

octopus-01-lead-120x120The lead author of the study, Zoe Doubleday, told Gizmodo that the success of these species can largely be attributed to rapid population turnover rates, saying, “Cephalopods tend to boom and bust—they’re called the weeds of the sea. If environmental conditions are good, they can rapidly exploit those conditions because they grow so fast.”

Unfortunately, this isn’t all good news for the species involved. octopus-01-120x120Researchers warn that if the number of cephalopods rises too high, the animals may be forced to resort to cannibalism due to lack of food. As they take over larger portions of the marine ecosystem, they may also be harvested in greater numbers and become a more important staple in the human diet. Either way, the cephalopod population boom is likely to be a mixed blessing for the species involved.

Via Gizmodo

Images via Wikimedia Commons (1, 2)

 

http://inhabitat.com/octopi-are-taking-over-the-oceans-and-no-one-knows-why/

Shailene Woodley on Malia Obama’s Presence at “Sundance Standing Rock Solidarity Event” Against DAPL


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Sundance Film Festival has been abuzz this year with sightings of former first daughter Malia Obama. We speak to actress Shailene Woodley about how Malia attended a Sundance event in solidarity with Standing Rock against the Dakota Access pipeline.

AMY GOODMAN: Do you think President Obama could have done more to stop this from happening, done it earlier and been more forceful in really stopping the pipeline from moving forward?

SHAILENE WOODLEY: It’s hard to say. You know, as a citizen, of course, I would say that. But I’m not—I’m not in the White House. I don’t know what obstacles that man was up against. I don’t know what resistance he was up against. And so, obviously, again, as a citizen, I would love to say, yes, I wish he had stopped this in 2014, when it was originally proposed to the tribe and when the Army Corps of Engineers originally ignored the tribes—actually, you know, according to law, they were meant to meet with the tribe multiple times, and that didn’t happen. So, in 2014, I wish Obama had done something, but I don’t know, actually, that he could have. So, it’s kind of a—it’s hearsay for me.

AMY GOODMAN: Were you surprised to see Malia Obama yesterday at the protest?

SHAILENE WOODLEY: It was amazing to see Malia. I saw her last night when we did the event with Chairman Dave Archambault. And it was incredible to see her there. Also—

AMY GOODMAN: President Obama’s daughter.

SHAILENE WOODLEY: President Obama’s daughter. Also, to witness a human being and a woman coming into her own outside of her family and outside of the attachments that this country has on her, but someone who’s willing to participate in democracy because she chooses to, because she recognizes, regardless of her last name, that if she doesn’t participate in democracy, there will be no world for her future children.

AMY GOODMAN: That’s actor and activist Shailene Woodley. When we come back, Annie Leonard of Greenpeace.

Filed under: Dakota Access Pipeline

http://m.democracynow.org/stories/17035

The Open Source Seed Revolution – #NewWorldNextWeek ~ Corbett Report


Welcome to New World Next Week — the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. In this week’s episode:

Story #1: Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates For Second Time In Decade
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Deutsche Bank Advised… Poorly
http://bit.ly/2hziYvE

Rupee plunges 42 paise against dollar
http://bit.ly/2gfc2qg

Story #2: IMF Chief Lagarde On Trial In Paris Over Negligence Charges
http://bit.ly/2hGRbML

NWNW Flashback: IMF’ed – Lagarde Under Investigation In France (Aug. 28, 2014)
http://bit.ly/2hPurGB

Wikipedia: Rodrigo Rato
http://bit.ly/1NlQ2zX

Bush War Crimes Lawsuit Gets Heard In California Court
http://bit.ly/2gKKIk3

Justice for Neocons: Lawsuits Challenge American Status Quo
http://bit.ly/2hH3EQu

Saleh v. Bush oral arguments
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVNe3…

The Case Against Kissinger
http://bit.ly/2gvUG7d

Story #3: Open-Source Seed Producers Are Changing Global Food Production
http://bit.ly/2gKRc2p

Free the Seed! Introducing the Open Source Seed Collection
http://bit.ly/2hvmRnP

Open Seeds: Biopiracy and the Patenting of Life
http://bit.ly/2dnY7hr

#GoodNewsNextWeek: We Go Where Eagles Dare
http://bit.ly/2gKHJrH

#NewWorldNextWeek Headlines: Pipeline Spills 176,000 Gallons of Crude, 150 Miles From Dakota Protest Camp
http://bit.ly/2hPwGcJ

UK MPs Claim Russian Hackers “Probably” Swayed Brexit Vote
http://bit.ly/2gMNKm2

Bill Gates Says Trump Could Be New JFK
http://bit.ly/2gKNBBa

FBI Chief Exposes MK Ultra Programs That Murder, Use, & Traffic Children – High Level People Involved


Never before has so much been exposed in the mainstream about those we call our ‘leaders,’ those we ‘vote’ for, and those who appear one way in front of the masses, but represent something completely different when it comes to getting things done. 2016 seems to be a landmark year for transparency in the mainstream, and that’s in large part thanks to the efforts of researchers, activists, and whistleblowers like Julian Assange and Edward Snowden.

Unfortunately, what is being revealed to us is extreme corruption within Western politics and our entire political, corporate, and financial systems.

Whether it hints at a hidden government, the enactment of corporate/financial agendas, or rigged elections (as we saw in the DNC this year),  the “disastrous rise of misplaced power” that president Eisenhower warned us about in his farewell address as president of the United States is and has been happening for decades, and it’s destroying our planet.

The entire political process up to this point has been about brainwashing the masses into accepting various agendas.

The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic societyThose who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of.

– Edward Bernays (“the father of public relations”), Propaganda, 1928 (note that Bernays’ book, Propaganda, begins with the above quote).

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The bright side to all of these revelations is the fact that we are waking up to what has been happening, the ability for people to simply ‘see’ through so much deception, like that which occurred on 9/11 or what is happening at Standing Rock for example, are excellent catalysts for people to have a shift in consciousness (defined here as awareness, perception, self-awareness etc) about our world and what is really happening on it.

As a result, more and more people every year desire change, and so the heart and collective intention of the human race begins to manifest it, we are living in the shift now.

Not only do these ruling bodies exist to brainwash us, some of our supposed leaders have been and are involved in some very disturbing things. Many of these revelations have been made by credible sources presented by several alternative media outlets, and have since been dubbed as ‘fake news,’ despite how clearly the elite were and are scrambling to hide this information that threatens their power and their ability to control the human race.

These revelations include pedophellia, child trafficking, and murder.

With regards to pedophellia, ever since Donald Trump brought to light the allegations against Bill Clinton and his treatment of women, others have come forward to corroborate his story.

One of the most recent examples is former U.S. State Department official Steve Pieczenik. His roles within U.S. politics were many, having been the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State under Henry Kissinger, Cyrus Vacne, and James Baker, and also serving the presidential administrations of Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Regan, and George H.W. Bush. If you’ve done research into U.S. politics, being associated with names like Kissinger and Bush is an automatic red flag. What’s even more concerning to some is that he was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a group many consider to be corrupt and even evil, operating under the guise of good deeds. However, he was removed from the membership as early as October 2012, the same time he started whistleblowing.

He says: “We know that both of them have been a major part and participant of what’s called The Lolita Express, which is a plane owned by Mr. Jeff Epstein, a wealthy multi-millionaire who flies down to the Bahamas and allows Bill Clinton and Hillary to engage in sex with minors, that is called Pedophilia.”  (source)

Here is some background coverage that was done on it last year. I’m not saying these examples are proof of a massive elitist global pedophile ring, but there have been several examples like this, and various scandals that have gone completely unreported by mainstream media.

Former U.S. representative Cynthia McKinney also knew about pedophilia within the government in 2005. She grilled Donald Rumsfeld on DynCorp’s child trafficking business of selling women and children. (source)

This is important information to share, especially with all that’s going on with the Pizzagate scandal,  which the elite are also trying to debunk. Here is another Pizzagate video put together by the underground resistance network.

It’s hardly surprising that they are trying to discredit this story, but with all of the other stories from investigations out there that are already verified, it’s important that we don’t ignore this and that somebody within the power structure actually initiates an investigation.

Investigations Reveal That It Goes Far Beyond Pedophilia

Unfortunately, investigations into this type of behaviour reveal that many working for mainstream politics, its corporate structure, the big banks, and parts of the military industrial complex (CIA, contractors, etc.) could be involved in even more disturbing things.

Not only are these children abused, they are tortured and often murdered as part of ‘satanic’ sacrifice ceremonies. Many of them, based on my research, are subjected to mind control techniques as well.

Ted Gunderson, former FBI special agent and head of their L.A. office, worked to uncover and expose these horrors before he died. A simple YouTube search of his name will show you what exactly he spent his last years researching (source). Here’s one of his last lectures.

He is one of several dozen to have investigated this topic and found some disturbing facts.

Below is another lecture that describes in detail what he’s experienced.

 

North Dakota officials hope to quell pipeline protests with fines


Editorial by Mani Wanji ZephierThe Governor of North Dakota is so concerned about the “health and well-being” of the camp, he is starting to blockade supplies of firewood, food, medical supplies and water. Yeah, turning off heat, food, water and medical supplies to 10,000 people, over half being women and children is a REALLY good way to protect peoples health and well being. 😠

Is that even legal?! I would think it’s illegal to blockade in ten thousand people with no heat,food,water or medical???

(UPDATE just saw that According to Article 54 of the Geneva Convention, withholding food from civilians is prohibited and is considered an Act of War.)

I just also read Bismark Tribune article on the blockade where the Governor’s spokesperson said, “If they freeze to death, it’s their own fault”.

No. It’s YOUR fault, #NorthDakota#WhiteHouse#Obama#MortonCountySherriff#NDNationalGuard

Seriously this is 2016 they act like it’s the 1800’s. They did this a lot to native people back then. That’s what started the great Indian War, and my ancestor, Cut Nose, was hung at Mankato for raiding for food for the starving people.

He’s also not allowing them to plow the roads from the snow storm within a few miles of camp, hopefully supplies will be able to get in OK through the reservation on the back way. Maybe the tribe can plow?

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North Dakota officials hope to quell pipeline protests with fines

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North Dakota officials on Tuesday moved to block supplies from reaching oil pipeline protesters at a camp near the construction site, threatening to use hefty fines to keep demonstrators from receiving food, building materials and even portable bathrooms.

Activists have spent months protesting plans to route the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline beneath a lake near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, saying the project poses a threat to water resources and sacred Native American sites.

State officials said on Tuesday they would fine anyone bringing prohibited items into the main protest camp following Governor Jack Dalrymple’s “emergency evacuation” order on Monday. Earlier, officials had warned of a physical blockade, but the governor’s office backed away from that.

Law enforcement would take a more “passive role” than enforcing a blockade, said Maxine Herr, a spokeswoman for the Morton County Sheriff’s Department.

“The governor is more interested in public safety than setting up a road block and turning people away,” Herr said by telephone.

Officers will stop vehicles they believe are headed to the camp and inform drivers they are committing an infraction and could be fined $1,000.

These penalties should serve as a hindrance, according to Cecily Fong, a spokeswoman for the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services.

“So that effectively is going to block that stuff (supplies), but there is not going to be a hard road block,” Fong said by telephone.

A spokeswoman from the Standing Rock Sioux tribe was not immediately available for comment.

North Dakota Governor-elect Doug Burgum, a Republican, declined to comment.

The Oceti Sakowin camp is seen in a snow storm during a protest against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S. November 29, 2016. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

The 1,172-mile (1,885 km) pipeline project, owned by Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners LP, is mostly complete except for a segment planned to run under Lake Oahe, a reservoir formed by a dam on the Missouri River.

Thousands of people are protesting at camps located on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers land, north of the Cannonball River in Cannon Ball, North Dakota. The main protest camp near Cannon Ball is called Oceti Sakowin, the original name of the Sioux, meaning Seven Council Fires.

Protest leaders said state officials and local law enforcement officers were “bullying” demonstrators with the threat of fines.

“It’s bogus and I don’t know about the legality of it,” said Kandi Mossett, an organizer with Indigenous Environmental Network. “We’re not afraid. We’re moving in and out of the camp at will. So people shouldn’t be afraid of coming and supporting the water protectors. They’ve been bullying us since day one.”

‘HARSH WINTER CONDITIONS’

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Dalrymple’s evacuation order was issued on Monday due to the “harsh winter conditions.” Snow and wind gusts up to 45 mph (73 kph) were forecast for Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Despite the sub-freezing temperatures, law enforcement on Nov. 21 used water cannons to disperse protesters who had blockaded a highway.

Demonstrators and law enforcement have clashed over the months since protests began, with demonstrators claiming excessive use of force by law enforcement.

On Tuesday, the National Lawyers Guild filed a class action in U.S. District Court in North Dakota on behalf of injured protesters, claiming local authorities in Morton and Stutsman counties used excessive force.

The civil rights complaint said there were no orders to disperse or warnings issued before local police turned water cannons and tear gas on the protest. The lawsuit seeks compensatory damages.

Stutsman County Auditor Casey Bradley said the county sheriff’s office was unaware of the lawsuit and unable to comment on the allegations.

Officers were justified in using water cannons because of the threat posed by demonstrators, Fong and Herr said. Law enforcement gave numerous warnings for protesters to disperse, they said.

North Dakota officials have issued several requests for additional help from federal law enforcement in light of the demonstrators. However, the Army Corps said Monday its order to evacuate the primary protest camp by Dec. 5 would not include forcibly removing people from the land.

The Obama administration in September postponed final approval of a Army Corps’ permit required to allow tunneling beneath the lake, a move intended to give federal officials more time to consult tribal leaders.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said in a Tuesday news briefing that Obama believes law enforcement has “an obligation” to show restraint and protesters have a “responsibility” to protest peacefully.

In a related protest, prosecutors suspended charges against Deia Schlosberg, a documentary maker arrested while filming as environmental protesters attempted to shut down the flow of oil through pipelines carrying crude from Canada to the United States in October.

(Writing by Timothy Mclaughlin in Chicago; Additional reporting by David Gaffen and Mica Rosenberg in New York, Ernest Scheyder in Houston, Dan Whitcomb in Los Angeles, Roberta Rampton and Doina Chiacu in Washington.; Editing by Ben Klayman, Matthew Lewis and Andrew Hay)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-north-dakota-pipeline-idUSKBN13O2FD

 

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Literally Too Many Veterans Have Signed Up To Join DAPL Protests ~ ZeroHedge


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Submitted by Carey Wedler via TheAntiMedia.org,

Last week, the newly formed group “Veterans Stand for Standing Rock” called on veterans to nonviolently stand up to militarized law enforcement at the site of the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. Since its initial call to action, the veterans’ movement has grown exponentially.

Last week, the Facebook event, which was launched by Army veteran Wesley Clark Jr. and former Marine and Baltimore cop-turned-reformist, Michael A. Wood Jr., received widespread media attention. This boost helped increase the number of attendees from a couple hundred veterans to their maximum capacity of 2,000.

A standard email response from the group (as of Saturday) reads:

We are happy to announce our small campaign has grown to 2,000 Veterans from every corner of the US [and] will be joining us to stand in peace with our brothers and sisters in Standing Rock.

Their event page states they have over 2,100 veterans signed up and are exploring options for a second trip.

The group has a strict no weapons policy but is stocking up on body armor and protective gear like gas masks to withstand potential attacks from the heavily militarized police, who have arrested at least 400 of protesters so far. According to on-site medics, hundreds of protesters have also been injured. Last week, a 21-year-old woman was reportedly hit with a concussion grenade, leading to a severe injury that may require her arm to be amputated. Though police have blamed protesters for what happened to her, at least one witness claims law enforcement’s version of events is untruthful.

Outrage against incidents like these, as well as attacks on journalists via tasersrubber bullets, and felony charges has made the ongoing situation ripe for outside intervention.

“This country is repressing our people,” Wood Jr. said last week. “If we’re going to be heroes, if we’re really going to be those veterans that this country praises, well, then we need to do the things that we actually said we’re going to do when we took the oath to defend the Constitution from enemies foreign and domestic.”

With 2,100 veterans signed up to make a stand, it appears police will be forced to reconcile their aggressive behavior with the nonviolent show of veterans, who intend to march toward police on site.

The group has gained substantial financial backing since word of their mission spread. According to their GoFundMe page, they have already raised over $500,000 to fund their trip, which is planned for December 4 to December 7.

Their goal is currently set at $750,000, an increase from the $100,000 — and then $200,000 — requested last week.

I increased the goal because I was wrong,” Wood Jr. said, according to Task and Purpose. “I was giving a ballpark number that we could get 500 people there without feeling like I was asking much of the public. In a short period of two days, the picture changed dramatically. As long as we’re increasing in size, I have to ask for more funds. And as long as we have more funds, we will increase in size.”

He added:

This is already way beyond transportation. So the additional funds will go toward protective equipment, infrastructure, lodging, food, medical supplies, and stuff to help deal with the elements of nature.

The funds will also go toward bailing out members of the group who are arrested during their demonstration.

As the cash and volunteers continue to roll in, the group’s resolve in its self-described “deployment” is only increasing.

We’ve grown to the point where we have an actual chain of command now,” Wood Jr. said. “Emails are hundreds a day, if not thousands.”

Anti-Media spoke to one Navy veteran, Jake Bagwell, who heard about the event last week through social media and is now scheduled to head to Standing Rock, pending his request for time off from work.

I figured if any demographic would have a big enough impact to wake people up, it’s vets. Especially when it comes to standing up to the government,” he said.

He added:

Nothing about what the ‘authorities’ are doing makes sense. Water cannons in subfreezing temperatures? Are you serious?

Another veteran, Sam Deering, posted on Facebook about his decision to join Vets Stand for Standing Rock:

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which manages the land where protesters are camped out, issued a notice last week warning them to evacuate by December 5. Reuters reports the agency has said it has no plans to forcibly remove protesters, but on Monday, North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple issued a separate mandatory order to evacuate the area.

Anti-Media has reached out to Veterans Stand for Standing Rock to learn how they plan to respond to these demands and will update this story if they respond.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-11-29/literally-too-many-veterans-have-signed-join-dapl-protests

Power Structure Wages Weather Warfare Against Dakota Pipeline Protesters


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Dane Wigington
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The Dakota pipeline protests have become the frontline representation of the critical struggle against a completely out of control totalitarian power structure. Those in power cannot afford to allow this justifiable protest to continue or succeed. Geoengineering/weather warfare has now been added to the already long list of criminal assaults that have been hurled at the peaceful pipeline protesters. In the coming days and weeks, weather warfare will likely be the most deadly and effective weapon that the power structure will wield against the pieceful Dakota pipeling protesters.

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The pipeline protest camp at Standing Rock Indian Reservation, North Dakota, November 29, 2016. Photo credit: Reuters

Climate engineering and the use of toxic chemical ice nucleation elements are the reason a record early season snow has just occurred in the exact region of the protests (named winter storm “Blanche”). Weather warfare has long since been a covert weapon of choice for the criminals that truly control our government. Is it just a coincidence that a record early season snowstorm also decimated the Occupy Wall Street protesters?

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Occupy Wall Street protesters prepare for the record October, 2011, snowstorm that decimated their camp.

Weather modification activities were also noted over the massive historical gathering in Woodstock. The combination satellite radar images below clearly reveal extreme and completely unnatural weather anomalies over the continental US. The first satellite/radar image below was taken at 11:30 am (ET), Monday, shows a ribbon of warm air and moisture flowing in a northeasterly direction all the way from far west of Baja California, across Mexico and Texas (picking up even more warm moisture from the Gulf of Mexico). This flow of warm air and moisture pushes north where some of it eventually gets caught up in the counterclockwise low pressure system being held directly over the protest region (via atmospheric manipulation with radio frequency/microwave transmissions). The engineered winter chemical ice nucleation assault was commenced and continues.

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Note the center of the counterclockwise spinning low pressure system centered almost exactly over the pipeline protest region.

Massive atmospheric aerosol spraying operations were also occurring off of the US west coast on Monday, November 28, 2016. The aerosol saturation reduces west coast precipitation and thus contributes to the effective migration of Pacific moisture further east toward the low pressure vortex over the protest zone.

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In addition to the extensive aerosol spraying visible in this NASA satellite image, some radio frequency manipulation waves can be seen in the upper right corner of the satellite image.

By the evening of Monday, November 28, 2016, the huge plum of warm moisture is pulled closer to the still stationary spinning vortex over the Dakota protests.

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Aerosolized chemically cooled moisture flowing in from the Pacific also merges with the engineered Dakota snowstorm.

At 9:45 am (ET), November 30, 2016, the stationary Dakota vortex continues to spin (winter storm “Blanche”). The plume of warm Gulf of Mexico moisture is now directed at Maine, where “winter storm Blanche” has been scheduled by the weather makers to continue (completely separate from the still ongoing “winter storm Blanche” over the Dakotas).

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The engineered cutoff low pressure zone has remained incredibly stationary and nearly centered over the Dakota pipeline protest zone.

The “departure from normal high temperature” map below reveals just how warm it actually was in the regions near the center of the Dakota storm and along the entire track from which much of the storm moisture came.

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Radical temperature divides, like those reflected in the map above, are historically unprecedented. Now such incredible imbalances have increasingly become the norm.

The animation below contains the most revealing and important images of all. Drifting cells of liquid precipitation (rain) should not just “flash out” to frozen precipitation (snow) for no reason whatsoever (no change in topographical elevation and no colliding cold air masses). Areas of the storm then suddenly flash back to rain as the jet aircraft sprayed chemical ice nucleating agents settle down through the air column. Examine this animation closely, it is the “smoking gun” of a completely engineered chemically nucleated weather warfare assault.

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Massive climate engineering/chemical ice nucleation deployments can and will continue to create toxic cool-downs and radical weather anomolies. These anomalies will continue to manipulate the perception of populations who don’t realize (or are not willing to accept) what is going on in our skies. The latest NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) extended temperature forecast map is below. All the weather modeling for NOAA and NWS (National Weather Service) is done by private defense contractor, Raytheon, a corporation that is a primary climate engineering entity. This means that the weather forecasts are now the “scheduled” weather. Why don’t employees of NOAA and NWS speak out about the climate engineering insanity? Because all the employees of both agencies have a federal gag order on them.

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The NOAA map above shows predictions for record cold temperatures at or near the Dakota pipeline protest for the coming 6-10 day period. Each color tear represents a 2-3 degree departure from normal high temperatures. Less than a week ago, the temperature predictions for the middle northern tear states was for near record high temperatures, what changed? The US military industrial complex has long since stated its desire to “own the weather” on the record, now they do.

Why would the global power structure go to such lengths in the attempt to bring the Dakota pipeline protests to end? Because the Dakota protests represent the rapidly growing will and unity of the people to take a stand against the criminal corporate and government tyranny that has completely taken over our country. The power structure will clearly do anything they can get away with to crush this all important protest. We must not let this happen. GeoengineeringWatch.org is working directly with representatives from the protest to test samples of precipitation and aircraft aerosol spraying that has taken place at the protest site. All of us are needed in the critical battle to sound the alarm on what is occurring at the Dakota protest, share credible information, make your voice heard.
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http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/power-structure-wages-weather-warfare-against-dakota-pipeline-protesters/

On Thanksgiving Week, Native Americans Are Being Tear-Gassed in North Dakota


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Law enforcement officers use a water cannon amid protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

WASHINGTON ― Thanksgiving began in the fall of 1621 when a group of Native Americans joined with newly arrived English settlers to create a harvest feast together and protect each other from violence.

This year, as Americans pick out their turkeys and count their blessings, members of the Sioux Nation in Standing Rock, North Dakota, reported being attacked with tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons in subfreezing temperatures as they protested an oil pipeline that threatens to contaminate their water and disrupt their sacred sites. Approximately 300 Native American and non-native protesters were injured in one 10-hour clash with law enforcement on Sunday evening, according to the Standing Rock Medic & Healer Council, and 26 were taken to hospitals with severe head and limb wounds, eye trauma, internal bleeding and hypothermia from being doused with water in 22-degree weather.

“Basically, it’s an act of war,” said Frank Sanchez, a delegate from the Yankton Sioux Tribe, in an interview with The Huffington Post.

The government says the $3.7 billion Dakota Access Pipeline is the safest, most efficient way to carry crude oil from North Dakota to Illinois. But the project has become a rallying point for Native Americans because the pipe would cut under the Missouri River within a mile of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, potentially contaminating the local tribes’ source of fresh water and encroaching on land that the U.S. government had agreed to set aside for them in an 1851 treaty. The clash between protesters, who call themselves “water protectors,” and North Dakota law enforcement reached a boiling point on Sunday, when force was used to keep protesters off a barricaded bridge about a mile south of the pipeline construction site.

The Morton County Sheriff’s Department said the demonstrators were being violent. The Sioux ― who have long suffered economically ― say the blocked-off bridge is the main access point to their reservation, and they are trying to protect the land and water that have sustained them for centuries.

“I’m a prisoner of war in my own land,” said Sanchez. “That’s the only way I can see it. We have the right to hunt, fish and gather, as we always did, but all the barbed wire fences and posts to ‘Keep out’ have to come down so we can continue living the way we’ve always lived.”

Sanchez, 61, is in Washington, D.C., this week lobbying the federal government on behalf of the Sioux tribes. He is a direct descendant of the man who signed the Treaty of Fort Laramie in 1851, in which the U.S. government ceded portions of five states to the Sioux and agreed to strict rules preventing outsiders from accessing Sioux territory. But Congress soon broke its end of the bargain by seizing the Black Hills of South Dakota in 1877, when gold was discovered there ― and the government’s land grabs have continued.

“This issue could have been settled years ago, but we don’t have the money for attorneys to represent us,” he said.

The government seems to have at least recognized the problem, temporarily suspending construction in Standing Rock. Last week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it needed more time to decide whether to build on Sioux land.

In the meantime, the Sioux will be celebrating Thanksgiving alongside hundreds of non-native allies who have joined the protests in North Dakota. For Native Americans, Sanchez said, Thanksgiving “is just another day.”

“When we wake up in the morning, we say thank you all day long ― for creation, for life. Things are beautiful, people are beautiful, little babies, everything I see. This coffee is excellent,” he said, smiling and pointing at the Starbucks cup in his hand.

“But people need to realize that these situations still exist in this country. We’re not savages, but there have been times when we had to prove we were human. These wounds need to be addressed and healed in order to really be thankful.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/standing-rock-sioux-tear-gas-thanksgiving_us_583496a3e4b000af95ece35d

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This Is How The Media Manipulates You.


 

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A few months ago, I put up an article about an anti-vaccination rally in San Diego. In the article, my concern was how the coverage was manipulating the coverage to seem as if the rally garnered little support, when in fact, the truth was much the opposite. But all the same, the rally was termed “a flop.”

Now that might not seem like a big deal on the surface, but it is huge. Causing a rally to appear small and feeble creates a perception that the cause is uncared for and un-winnable and can create an exponential apathy of sorts. If it didn’t work, why would they attempt to manipulate it?

I found this video which details the greatest “known” journalism crimes in our history. In this piece, the focus is on the use of images within Photoshop, but the greater idea isn’t lost on any of our modern causes even without the use of Photoshop. This is what swings political support on various issues. This is a great reminder to keep in mind how tainted the media pipeline has become. (video below)


http://edgytruth.com/2015/07/27/this-is-how-the-media-manipulates-you/#

Jon Stewart and his wife are turning NJ farm into a sanctuary for rescued animals


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http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=http://inhabitat.com/jon-stewart-and-his-wife-are-turning-nj-farm-into-a-sanctuary-for-rescued-animals/&layout=box_count&show_faces=false&width=60&action=like&colorscheme=light&height=45It’s pretty much the understatement of the century to say that Jon Stewart, departing host of The Daily Show, has a lot of fans. However, Stewart will gain some new fans as he prepares for his post-TV days, and a lot of them will be furry. Stewart and his wife, Tracey, have purchased a New Jersey farm and plan to turn it into an animal sanctuary, where rescued farm animals can live out their natural lives in peace. Can you hear the collective “awwww” from animal-loving fans of The Daily Show?

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This isn’t a whim for the Stewarts. The pair have been compassionate friends of animals for many years, and Tracey was quoted in a press release saying that “promises of animal shelter visits in exchange for completed homework are the norm in the Stewart household.” Raising their two children to have respect and compassion for animals is a key part of the Stewarts’ efforts to ensure that future generations of animals will have the protections they deserve. They’ve also adopted a menagerie of animals as a family over the years, including four dogs, two horses, two pigs, three rabbits, two guinea pigs, two hamsters, one parrot and two fish who, as Tracey told USA Today, were “all rescues.”

Related: Yoda the piglet escapes the slaughterhouse, finds love and safety

On The Daily Show, Stewart has used his position on more than a few occasions to help educate people about the deplorable conditions farm animals endure and to call for a greener planet. Among the most memorable is this eight-minute segment from February of this year in which Stewart skewered New Jersey Governor Chris Christie over vetoing a popular gestation crate ban. More recently, Stewart’s thoughtful interview with Farm Sanctuary founder Gene Bauer illustrates the comedian’s personal interest in animal welfare.

To recognize all of the Stewarts’ efforts for the animals over the years, Farm Sanctuary named a pair of newly-adopted sheep after the couple. Tracey the sheep recently gave birth, and the sanctuary adorably dubbed her offspring Hazleton. Their human counterparts will also be honored at a Farm Sanctuary event to be held in October.

Stewart will leave The Daily Show in August of this year, leaving a gaping hole in our hearts where witty criticism of the American political system once was. With the news of the farm-cum-sanctuary on the horizon, it’s a little unclear what other projects Stewart might undertake after ending his 16-year-reign of the funniest news show in history. We can’t help but wonder (hope) about the possibility of seeing Jon Stewart involved in the next presidential election from a different point of view. Vote Stewart in 2016? We’d consider it!

Via Philly.com

Images via David Shankbone and Moomah

Hawaii Bill to Legalize Medical Cannabis Dispensaries Overwhelmingly Passes House of Representatives


Hawaii’s full hawaiiHouse of Representatives has voted 43 to 8 to legalize medical cannabis dispensaries.

House Bill 321 would establish a system of medical cannabis dispensaries as a means of safe access for qualified patients, and would authorize production centers to cultivate cannabis, and supply it to dispensaries. The proposal mandates a minimum of 21 dispensaries throughout the state, and assures that each county (other than Kalawao) has at least one.

Although medical cannabis was legalized in Hawaii in 2000, patients have never had legal access to it. Advocates hope to remedy with the passage of House Bill 321.

Last month the House Committee on Health passed House Bill 1455 which would improve the state’s medical cannabis program by increasing the amount of cannabis a patient can possess and cultivate, increasing the amount of patients a caregiver can care for, and allowing patients to transfer cannabis to other patients and caregivers.

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Bitcoin Exchange Independent Reserve’s CEO Dies in Motorcycle Accident


Australian Adam Tepper founded the Independent Reserve Bitcoin exchange in June, 2013, and launched it last October. One of the unique features of Independent Reserve was its ties to “Australia’s highly regulated financial sector” and its annual auditing by PricewaterhouseCoopers, one of the four biggest auditors in the world.

Yesterday, the former IT manager was on vacation in one of Australia’s favorite destinations, Thailand, when he was killed in a motorcycle accident. Local news characterized the death in Phuket City as preventable and potentially alcohol-related. From the Phuket Wan:

The rider appeared to be heading towards Chalong Circle. […] Police believe he had been drinking. The hired motorcycle continued on and finished scores of metres from the body.

The exchange was apparently aware of the incident, tweeting “RIP Adam, we will miss you more than you could imagine” and embedding the following video.

An IT Veteran

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Tepper’s first venture was Asia-Australia Technology, a company which serviced companies by writing proprietary software solutions and, in the case of their largest client, Sydney’s Nine Entertainment, notably developing their broadcast management platform.

What Will Become of the Exchange?

According to a news item posted to the site by Chief Technology Officer Adrian Przelozny, “All Independent Reserve functions will continue to operate without disruption.” The company has five other corporate officers and one advisor, financial industry veteran Michael Go. It is unclear at this time who will take over the functions of the Chief Executive, but it appears the company is prepared to continue without his contributions.

Died Doing What He Enjoyed

Mr. Tepper’s biography specifies that riding a motorcycle is exactly the sort of thing he loved to do in his free-time.

Adam is a keen motorsport enthusiast and an annual participant in the Finke Desert Race. Adam thoroughly enjoys the great outdoors including off-roading, camping, trail riding and sailing.

Post-Humous Publication

Another news item on the Independent Reserve’s website says that he was working on a book when he passed away and that it may soon see publication.

We will honour his legacy by completing the book and ensuring it is published in a fitting manner.

The Bitcoin Association of Australia has kindly offered to collect Bitcoin donations that will be used to fund publishing costs of the book.

The donation page for this effort is located here.

It is sad when anyone dies unexpectedly, but it is particularly disruptive when such a person is contributing to a developmental revolution such as Bitcoin. The launch of Independent Reserve was treated as rather big news, especially given its ties to the traditional finance industry, by the local media which still, as late as October of last year, had little to no understanding of how Bitcoin works.

CCN will keep you posted with any pressing details that come about in this story.

Image of Adam Tepper copyright Independent Reserve of Sydney, Australia. 

Updated: March 1, 2015 at 12:48 pm CET.

https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/bitcoin-exchange-independent-reserves-ceo-dies-motorcycle-accident/

DisclosureGate: Former Congress members bribed over Cheney’s secret Mars program


By Jon Kelly

NewsInsideOut.com

Vancouver, BC – In an exclusive interview broadcast live over YouTube on February 8, 2015, Citizen Hearing on Disclosure co-author Alfred Lambremont Webre, JD, MEd, responded to comments from CHD funder Tom Clearwater regarding the DisclosureGate report released by NewsInsideOut.com. The report offered whistleblower testimony and evidence of an insider witness to fraudulent actions and a cover-up surrounding the failed Disclosure Petition VII hosted on the White House website. In an official response Tom Clearwater indicated his lack of surprise concerning anomalies surfaced through the report while errantly citing “patterns in Mr. Webre’s life” as key to understanding its origins.

During the interview, former Citizen Hearing on Disclosure board member Alfred Lambremont Webre, JD, MEd, clearly illuminated the deep origins of DisclosureGate as emerging from within the U.S. military-industrial-governmental complex and its New World Order overseers, citing both Stephen Bassett and Tom Clearwater as “handymen” in the cover-up of a secret Mars Colony Corporation-based NWO depopulation agenda. Their works reportedly included bribing former members of Congress who heard testimony at the Hearing to silence discourse concerning U.S. activities on Mars and the role there of former U.S. Vice President Richard B. Cheney.

Tom Clearwater’s official response is appended to the original DisclosureGate report. The following is a transcript of Alfred Lambremont Webre, JD, MEd’s response to Tom Clearwater and the DisclosureGate report recorded live in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It has been edited for clarity.

“As I understand it, Tom Clearwater, who’s a Vancouver lawyer and philanthropist, who we have actually interviewed (because he’s a very forward-looking mind and innovator), has now issued a statement in which he goes into denial around the irregularities that have come up around the Citizen Hearings Petition, which were the result of a whistleblower coming forth from the Citizen Hearing and approaching NewsInsideOut as a news outlet.

“Mr. Clearwater unfortunately made this an ad hominem about Alfred Webre, who had nothing to do with this, basically. I thought that I would come on the air and make several things very, very clear, because here you have substantial monies; one million dollars. I know for a fact that Mr. Clearwater’s family is outraged at him for having spent his inheritance and their family money on Mr. Bassett’s Citizen Hearing on Disclosure. I would be outraged also because I’m outraged at Mr. Bassett and I so notified Mr. Clearwater.

“Let me give some background. One of my jobs in the 1970s and early eighties was that I was a consultant to the Ford Foundation and its public interest environmental law program. I had to evaluate their programs when they funded the Environmental Defense Fund and the NRDC [Natural Resources Defense Council]. I’m well familiar with the protocols that go into looking at funding proposals. It is highly irregular to look at a funding proposal and to cut out the principals that had developed that funding proposal over time.

“I was a co-founder of the Citizen Hearing along with Mr. Bassett going back to 2005, 2006, 2007 and my name was up on the Internet as a member of the board on the public website. There was a very important reason for that. It wasn’t just Alfred Webre as a person. It was because I represented a whole line of research which had to do with the extraterrestrials on our nearest planet, that has to do with Mars. Now I know of at least eight whistleblowers from top secret U.S. programs on Mars that have come forward.

“This includes Lieutenant Commander Andrew D. Basiago, U.S. Marine Corps Captain Randy Cramer, Special Section and others who have shown that the U.S. has a presence on Mars, probably since the 1960s. We’re already 60 years into the presence there. Randy Cramer has been part of the Mars Defense Force. He spent 17 years in the Polar Regions with the U.S. Marines on peacekeeping and combat missions with the Martian reptilian and the Martian insectoid (mantid) civilizations and knows all about the Mars Colony Corporation.

“In fact, the Mars Colony Corporation contracted with the U.S. Marine Corps and the Mars Defense Force to provide these peacekeeping arrangements for the Mars Colony Corporation. The person who was in charge of the Mars Colony Corporation all these years was one Richard B. Cheney. That’s of extreme importance to the U.S. Congress, to the U.S. Executive, to the public at large and to the news media. Yet when the one million dollars was supposed to be given by attorney, let me emphasize that, attorney Tom Clearwater (and he emphasizes to me that he was at the top of his class). He should know this. It’s called due diligence. An attorney is under a double diligence to give and to ensure that all of the parties in a proposal are represented and that there is no fraud and negligence, which occurred here.

“I’d go beyond negligence. I’d go to fraud because it’s the U.S. Congress that has been defrauded, it’s the public that has been defrauded because the three trillion dollar U.S. program on Mars with Martian extraterrestrials, including the reptilian civilization, the mantid civilization and the Martian human civilization have been kept out of the public record by the nefarious, unlawful (under fiscal law), under breach of trust actions of Stephen Bassett and Tom Clearwater, Attorney at Law.

“Yes, I wish to speak up. I’m providing a total of six articles that go into the evidence behind this. I provided it at the time.

“What Mr. Bassett did was unconscionable. Out of the million dollars Mr. Bassett gave twenty thousand dollar bribes to each of the former congressmen who were there to keep quiet about life on Mars. I contacted each of the former senators and representatives directly on that.

“One of them, the former senator from Alaska had been a former correspondent along with me with PressTV. We had been on panels together and I told him, “You are being defrauded. You’re accepting twenty thousand dollars and you’re withholding the truth about the three trillion dollar U.S. program on Mars, about the extraterrestrials: the mantids, reptilians, the humans, the dramatic exopolitical drama that’s being placed on Mars.” The human Mars Colony Corporation headed up by Dick Cheney that has set up a secret gene pool to allegedly populate the Earth after the New World Order supposedly eliminates or depopulates the current what they call “surface dwellers.” Henry Kissinger has the word “useless eaters” for the surface dwellers.

“That is what Steve Bassett and Tom Clearwater did. They were doing the handiwork of a New World Order cover-up. Fortunately, as they say, they broke themselves against the law again.

“Now whether or not the public will listen to this broadcast and will listen to these facts now that they have broken the law with regard to petitions that are on the White House website, we will see. Mr. Bassett has shown himself to be completely lawless in the past. We will see whether he continues to be completely lawless and continues to cover up the U.S. mission on Mars and all of the extraterrestrial civilizations on Mars for his own convenience.

“Who knows what sort of payoffs Stephen Bassett has gotten for this. And who knows what payoff Tom Clearwater, who is saying, to try and involve me in the cover-up that he used a million dollars of his family’s money, who are now vehemently objecting to his use of that money, for a cover-up.”

Prior Journalistic Investigations of Stephen Bassett by Alfred Lambremont Webre, JD, MEd:

HEARINGS & BASSETT COVERUP OF LIFE ON MARS AND US BASES ON MARS

Is Upcoming “Citizen’s Hearing” an ET Coverup and more? See: http://ufodigest.com/article/upcoming-citizens-hearing-et-coverup-and-more

FROM Andrew D. Basiago “I join all living US chrononauts in urging a boycott of the Citizens’ Hearing. See: http://exopolitics.blogs.com/exopolitics/2013/04/from-andrew-d-basiago-i-join-all-living-us-chrononauts-in-urging-a-boycott-of-the-citizens-hearing-.html

Citizen Hearing intentionally misleads former Sen. Mike Gravel on nature of U.S. relations with extraterrestrials See: http://exopolitics.blogs.com/exopolitics/2013/04/citizen-hearing-intentionally-misleads-former-sen-mike-gravel-on-nature-of-us-relations-with-extrate.html

BASSETT FINANCIALLY UNETHICAL, CUTS OUT CO-FOUNDER OF PROJECT AS PART OF MARS COVERUP

Steve Bassett raises $1 million on proposal for Citizen Hearing co-authored by Alfred Webre, arbitrarily refuses Webre opportunity to testify on 1977 Carter White House ET Study See: http://exopolitics.blogs.com/exopolitics/2012/11/steve-bassett-arises-1-million-on-proposal-for-citizen-hearing-co-authored-by-alfred-webre-arbitrari.html

BASSETT & OTHERS MIND CONTROLLED

Bassett, Huneeus and Greer’s Brain-Mind Entrainment by Manipulatory Extraterrestrials See: http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/vida_alien/alien_humanitymanipulationalien53.htm

UFO/ET Citizen Hearing Director/Witness Stephen Bassett’s Anomalous Eye Movements See: http://one-vibration.com/video/ufo-et-citizen-hearing-director-witness-stephen-bassett-s?xg_source=activity#.VNffSsYfksc

Recommended Reading

DisclosureGate: Activist cites ethical breaches, cover-up, withdraws Petition/CHD support

Roundtable: Pleiadian nuke destroyed Mars ecology? Cheney ran Mars Colony Corporation

Marine Corps: Plan to replace humanity with Mars elite DNA colony

MH370: CIA front Inmarsat’s SIGNINT Iran nuclear missile secrets revealed

Cheney’s ‘Kiss of Shame’: A satanic torture conspiracy revealed

 

http://newsinsideout.com/2015/02/disclosuregate-former-congress-members-bribed-cheneys-secret-mars-program/


 

Junk DNA Is Not Junk After All


Among the many mysteries of human biology is why complex diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure and psychiatric disorders are so difficult to predict and, often, to treat. An equally perplexing puzzle is why one individual gets a disease like cancer or depression, while an identical twin remains perfectly healthy.

Now scientists have discovered a vital clue to unraveling these riddles. The human genome is packed with at least four million gene switches that reside in bits of DNA that once were dismissed as “junk” but that turn out to play critical roles in controlling how cells, organs and other tissues behave. The discovery, considered a major medical and scientific breakthrough, has enormous implications for human health because many complex diseases appear to be caused by tiny changes in hundreds of gene switches.

The findings, which are the fruit of an immense federal project involving 440 scientists from 32 laboratories around the world, will have immediate applications for understanding how alterations in the non-gene parts of DNA contribute to human diseases, which may in turn lead to new drugs. They can also help explain how the environment can affect disease risk. In the case of identical twins, small changes in environmental exposure can slightly alter gene switches, with the result that one twin gets a disease and the other does not.

As scientists delved into the “junk” — parts of the DNA that are not actual genes containing instructions for proteins — they discovered a complex system that controls genes. At least 80 percent of this DNA is active and needed. The result of the work is an annotated road map of much of this DNA, noting what it is doing and how.  It includes the system of switches that, acting like dimmer switches for lights, control which genes are used in a cell and when they are used, and determine, for instance, whether a cell becomes a liver cell or a neuron.

“It’s Google Maps,” said Eric Lander, president of the Broad Institute, a joint research endeavor of Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In contrast, the project’s predecessor, the Human Genome Project, which determined the entire sequence of human DNA, “was like getting a picture of Earth from space,” he said. “It doesn’t tell you where the roads are, it doesn’t tell you what traffic is like at what time of the day, it doesn’t tell you where the good restaurants are, or the hospitals or the cities or the rivers.”

The new result “is a stunning resource,” said Dr. Lander, who was not involved in the research that produced it but was a leader in the Human Genome Project. “My head explodes at the amount of data.”

The discoveries were published on Wednesday in six papers in the journal Nature and in 24 papers in Genome Research and Genome Biology. In addition, The Journal of Biological Chemistry is publishing six review articles, and Science is publishing yet another article.

Human DNA is “a lot more active than we expected, and there are a lot more things happening than we expected,” said Ewan Birney of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory-European Bioinformatics Institute, a lead researcher on the project.

In one of the Nature papers, researchers link the gene switches to a range of human diseases — multiple sclerosis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, celiac disease — and even to traits like height. In large studies over the past decade, scientists found that minor changes in human DNA sequences increase the risk that a person will get those diseases. But those changes were in the junk, now often referred to as the dark matter — they were not changes in genes — and their significance was not clear. The new analysis reveals that a great many of those changes alter gene switches and are highly significant.

“Most of the changes that affect disease don’t lie in the genes themselves; they lie in the switches,” said Michael Snyder, a Stanford University researcher for the project, called Encode, for Encyclopedia of DNA Elements.

And that, said Dr. Bradley Bernstein, an Encode researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital, “is a really big deal.” He added, “I don’t think anyone predicted that would be the case.”

The discoveries also can reveal which genetic changes are important in cancer, and why. As they began determining the DNA sequences of cancer cells, researchers realized that most of the thousands of DNA changes in cancer cells were not in genes; they were in the dark matter.

Here is more on the functions of DNA, DNA activation, and the role it plays in our health and spiritual development:

 

http://thespiritscience.net/2015/01/22/junk-dna-is-not-junk/

 

How to Talk to Animals


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You don’t have to be Dr. Dolittle to create a level of communication with Animals, in fact, it’s simpler than you think. You actually do it every time you interact with an animal, believe it or not.

The trick is recognizing what you’re saying to them, and what they’re saying to you, and then communicating in a way that they can understand what you’re telling them. With a little practice, it is possible for anyone to acquire the skill to do so. The key is patience and love.

Start With Something Easy

You’ll want to practice on a family pet before taking a leap to anything else. A cat or dog who is familiar to you is the best choice to begin. Cats are a tad more difficult as they can tend to pick and choose who they wish to talk to (or listen to). If you don’t already have a good healthy relationship with your cat, consider a family dog. They can be easier as they are pack animals and will be more apt to tune into the leader of their pack, which in this case – is you.

Gentle and Quiet Wins

Start by taking your dog into a quiet room. He knows the tone of your voice, so you are one step ahead of the game. Sit down on the floor next to him, or if he is allowed on the couch or bed (lucky dog), have him sit next to you. Pet him in his favorite spot until he is settled in. Then start talking quietly to him in a loving tone. Find one short sentence or word and use it over and over. For example, “Hey there sweetie, hey there sweetie.”  Everyone has their own phrase for their own pet, use whatever you like ^_^  We’ll call this your key phrase. channelingpic2When you have gone over your key phrase about 10 times in a rhythmic way, close your eyes and be silent. Stop petting him and begin to form a picture in your mind of what you want him to know. Don’t get caught up on the “mental picture” aspect. Rather, imagine that you and him have a shared awareness with each other, and that your thoughts and feelings are connected. Tune in with the feeling of giving him a treat or how he responds when you give him a treat. So when we say “picture”, think of it more like anything from an idea, to an actual picture or image of some kind, a feeling, an action, something like that. Animals like dogs and cats and some of the larger mammals can pick this up fairly quickly. If you want to ask him to please put his head in your lap, form a picture of him doing just that in your mind along with a picture of your rubbing his favorite spot after he does. It may even be beneficial to simply look at him in his eyes, and show him through both your mental/emotional communication and the information of photons traveling between the two of your eyes, to relay the information that you want him to know. If it helps, imagine the stimulation of both of your third eyes, however this will happen regardless as you put your attention onto the thoughts between the two of you. doggyOnce you have done this once, speak the key phrase again one time and then float the cloud picture again into his head. Keep doing this until he either gets up and leaves or puts his head on your lap. If it is a particularly territorial non neutered male, he just might get up and leave. If he does, follow him and give it another try. Recognize that if the dog gets up or isn’t paying attention, it’s not necessarily because you are doing it wrong. It could be because he simply doesn’t care, or he doesn’t want to try, or he’s not tuned into you all that much and is thinking about doing something else. Many dogs can get distracted easily, and there are many factors involved – such as breed, age, eating habits (like schedule, is the food always available or do you feed him regularly?), all that stuff is a factor in how easily this comes to you. Usually the neutered males and females will want to happily succumb to the visualized promised favorite rub, so they will lay their heads on your lap. If it works, congratulations! You have just had your first communication with your dog ^_^

Stubborn and Willfull

cat watching tvNow let’s move on to cats. Leaving the cat lover/dog lover discussion completely out of this, I’m simply going to say that cats are a smidge more stubborn animal. If they feel like receiving your picture talk, they will. If they don’t, they won’t and God help you if you are actually trying to tell them to DO something they don’t want to do! So, we need to tread easily with the feline bunch. Dogs will listen and tune in simply for the love. Cats, not so much. You need to give them a better incentive most of the time. If it is a particularly loving snuggle-cat, then by all means, put a favorite spot rub picture into your visualization. If not, try showing them you will give them their favorite munchie treat. Start again with a key phrase. You know what tone of voice is his favorite. Use the tone you would use when putting down his full food dish. Then after the fifth time (cats get bored quickly), with the key phrase and spot scratch, stop petting. Start forming the connection. With cats usually a strong but quick picture comes across best. Don’t ask him to do anything however. Just a love picture at first. A visualization of your feeding him (if it is right before you are actually planning on feeding him) often works well. If you are saying to yourself right now, “well sure, if you do it right before his scheduled feeding time of course he’s gonna run to his dish”. You are absolutely right. That is my point. He will get used to the fact that you are telling him good stuff is coming at the time it comes. Then later you can float him a picture right out of the blue of something entirely different and he will understand you.

Smaller Animals, Avians and Reptiles, Etc.

Let’s talk turkey! Or parrot, or cockatiel, or budgie. You get the idea. When you are talking to a smaller animal, you need to remember the animal has a smaller brain. Their reception of pictures is apt to be slower and take longer. Their level of consciousness is much smaller than that of a dog or a cat, and thus their ability to tune in is a lot more limited. Parakeet-Pet-Birds-14That’s not true of course for the variety of sizes of avians and reptiles, man has formed strong bonds with larger birds over time, though there’s not too many people who have close, personal connections with komodo dragons… so just keep that in mind moving forward ^_^ If the animal is a pet, again, they should be used to the sound of your voice. You really shouldn’t be talking to an animal of this size right away if they are not a pet of yours. Patience. Once you have mastered the family pet chat, the others will follow. So, if the iguana, lizard, bird, etc. is your pet, great! Let’s get started. These animals require a bit more finesse. My iguana loves me to sing “Desperado” to him in a quiet sweet voice. Go figure! Anyway, if the animal doesn’t really respond to a key phrase, and a lot of these kind won’t, find a sound. You could use a quiet “ch, ch, ch”. Or a gentle “shh, shh, shh”. I’ve found that the “ch, ch, ch”, works best for reptiles and cold blooded animals for some reason, and the “shh, shh, shh” works best for our avian friends. lizardsSome lizards enjoy the human touch, many more don’t. Same with birds, tortoises, turtles, frogs, and so on. If the animal doesn’t wish to be touched, just stick to the soft sound. Make the key sound in a rhythmic pattern at first. When you’ve gotten them accustomed to the sound, form a non detailed, quick picture in your head. See it clearly but be sure it is easy and quick. For example, when I want my cockatiel to fly onto my finger, I picture him on my finger and eating his munchie all in one quick precise shot. When I want my iguana to climb onto my arm, I picture him on my arm with a strawberry in his mouth. For these creatures, forget the fluffy cloud. Just aim the visualization at their head and fire! Remember, practice makes perfect.

Helping

If your pet ever gets injured or seems down, you can ask what hurts or why it is acting that way. Questions can be formed the same way, you just need to send a picture of the animal exactly as it is and show each part of it’s body until it gives you a positive sign. It may lick you, it may squirm, it may purr, but if you are paying close attention, the animal can tell you exactly what is the problem. This learned talent is extremely helpful if you come across an injured animal. Of course, for safety’s sake, you need to stay a safe distance if you don’t know the animal. However, even at a distance you can communicate and calm a frightened and injured animal. You can send pictures of the animal feeling better. You can even send straight love. Love requires no visualization and no pictures. Simply sending a calming, gentle feeling of peace can do wonders.

Use your Words

Recognize that in communicating to animals, the connection continues to grow the closer that you are to them. I think everyone talks verbally to their animals, and many dogs and even cats begin to learn what certain words mean, especially ones like “food”. Remember, this is Animal Communication 101, and the more you practice and the more you connect with them, soon you simply don’t even need words. That’s where the magic happens.

Do They Talk Back?

dog-wants-cookiesDo they talk back? Yes, they do. In many ways. Some of the larger mammals are already at that level of awareness and communicate right back at you. Many people have described their experiences with this as well, especially since posting Spirit Science 3 ~ Channeling. Personally, I know this dog Picus who says very clearly all the time what he wants, whether it’s some back-rubbing or food or water. I can tell when he’s mad at me and I can also tell when he’s pleased.  Once they start communicating that well, you want to keep those lines open.

Psychic

Of course, one of the biggest questions is: Do you have to be psychic to talk to animals? The answer is yes, you do. But no worries, because everyone is psychic! We all have it in us. Now, that mental ability may be unrefined in us, it may be laying dormant in many, and could use some development here and there… but what’s important is that we can change it! We can improve certain functions of our brains by simple repetition, practice and study, and putting what we know into action. It’s the same thing as lifting weights, if you want a muscular body, you have to put it to use and keep it active. So it follows that flexing of the “psychic muscle” requires the same. The gifts are there. We need to use them. Talking to the animals is one that will come in handy again and again.

Prevent Parvo and Distemper Without Vaccination


Puppy Vaccine Park Parvo DistemperImagine avoiding risky vaccinations while getting very strong immune protection against parvo and distemper, the two potentially deadly diseases of puppies. That’s not only possible, but it’s been proven to work in the real world by a holistic vet in New Jersey, USA.

Spending time with others of like mind often enhances your own understanding and clarifies your goals. It’s been said you are the sum of the five people you hang out with the most. Have you found your pack that supports you? Do your friends further your thoughts and share your goals?

These past four days, I’ve been rubbing shoulders with some forty colleagues in veterinary homeopathy in the desert of Arizona. Several of us presented cases and we all learned from each other’s successes and struggles. We differed in our years of experience but our determination was one: we were here to improve the lives of those animals who found us, naturally.

Inherent in this work is sharing our knowledge with you, the animal owner on the front lines, often struggling within a broken medical system.

Ideas Are Infectious: Come and Get Naturally Immunized!

You know vaccinations are grossly over-provided in our broken system of veterinary medicine. The pushing of vaccinations by Dr. WhiteCoat throughout your animal’s life doesn’t add to her immunity. Not even a little. That’s what we know from veterinary immunologists whose life’s work is measuring and quantifying the immune response.

And you know that vaccines are harmful. Chronic disease often follows vaccination, even a single vaccination.

When you were exposed to these ideas, you likely resisted at first, as your old paradigm wouldn’t square with such seemingly radical thoughts. How could someone taking care of my animals do something to them that was useless, expensive, and ultimately harmful to their wellbeing? Something that could damage the rest of their lives?

The more you looked into it and the more evidence you weighed, the more these ideas took root:  vaccinations repeated throughout life were not necessary and were downright risky!

You became “immunized” from the exposure to these ideas and started acting accordingly. Intelligently responding, like a well tuned immune system, you started tearing up the reminder postcards saying your animal was “due for vaccination” yet again (as if her immunity was a finite quantity that ran out, a reservoir with a leak).

Your newly acquired “immunity” went deep. You’d no longer expose those animals in your care to the unnecessary risks that come with repeated vaccinations. Perhaps you shared your newfound understanding with those open minded enough to listen. At dog parks, pet shows, horse shows and in online communities.

You learned you were far from alone: many others were spreading these potent ideas in many different avenues.

And your animals began to shine as you dropped out of the broken medical system, and began feeding in much healthier ways. Avoiding toxic pesticides. And taking heartworm prevention to a much higher level, using drug free and effective methods.

Hello, Vital Animal. Come over here, I want to rub on you a while.

Using Nature to Immunize

Now comes a genuine booster idea for you from my time in the desert, being exposed to lots of healthy ideas from my colleagues in the trenches of holistic vet practice. A lecture on parvo by Dr Todd Cooney lit us up, as he showed us statistics from his homeopathic practice in Indiana that the vaccinated pups had less chance of surviving parvo than those not vaccinated for that disease! Hands shot up, voices added to the din of discussion, and ideas whizzed through the now electrified air:

  • Parvo vaccine itself was immune suppressive
  • Parvovirus was ubiquitous in the environment
  • Animals treated homeopathically when sick with parvo had far better survival rates than those treated with the usual drugs
  • Distemper was prevented by taking pups to a known wildlife area where raccoons with distemper lived

Sccrreeeccch.

Did I just hear that right? Yes, Dr Rosemary Manziano learned of the outbreak of canine distemper in raccoons in her area through the CDC. She boldly suggested to her puppy owners over a period of 11 years that they visit a pond known to be a hangout for these raccoons. After a brief period of sniffing around the bushes and maybe drinking the water, the pups were brought home.

This was repeated a week later, and on the third week, the good doctor would test for distemper titers, the evidence of immune response. Lo and behold, these pups had fantastic titers indicating strong immunity! And, in case you’re wondering, not one puppy ever got sick in the least. This happened in well over a hundred pups and was, as Dr Manziano called it, “foolproof immunization.”

After eleven years, it stopped working. She assumed that the disease in raccoons had run its course, natural resistance having been gained by their population. What to do now?

Dr Manziano suggested that her new pup owners who wanted natural immunization take short, five minute visits to the most popular dog parks. Those parks with the highest dog traffic were recommended.

The procedure was simple:

  1. Open car door
  2. Let pup out on the ground in the busiest part of the park
  3. Time five minutes
  4. Load up and go home

Once again, after a couple of exposures like this, titers were drawn and were found high against both distemper and parvo. Immunization had taken place. How many got symptoms of either disease? None. Not one pup ever fell ill in years of doing this.

In case you’re wondering, “How long will this immunity last?” the answer is simple: a lifetime! Remember the understanding of the veterinary immunologists from way back in 1992:

Immunity to viral diseases lasts a very long time, likely a lifetime.

Try This At Home! Spread The Idea!

So, if your goal is natural immunization without the significant risks of vaccination, learn from the experience of a fine holistic vet and her many puppy patients for well over a decade and try this for yourself.

Help to spread the infectiously attractive ideas of natural health and Vital Animals by sharing this information far and wide. See those sharing buttons at the top and bottom of this article? Click on one of your favorites and see what good you can foster in the world of holistic health for the animals.

Coconut Oil and Cannabis Capsule – A Medical Miracle?


May 16, 2014

McDonald’s Closes All Their Restaurants in Bolivia


Ed. Note: Now here’s a promising trend, would like to see an update!

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Bolivia became the first McDonald’s-free Latin American nation, after struggling for more than a decade to keep their numbers out of ‘the red.’

And that fact is still making news.

 

After 14 years in the nation and despite many campaigns and promos McDonald’s was forced to close in 2002, its 8 Bolivian restaurants in the major cities of La Paz, Cochabamba and Santa Cruz de la Sierra.

McDonald’s served its last hamburgers in Bolivia, after announcing a global restructuring plan in which it would close its doors in seven other countries with poor profit margins.

The failure of McDonald’s in Bolivia had such a deep impact that a documentary titled “Por que quebro McDonald’s en Bolivia” or “Why did McDonald’s Bolivia go Bankrupt,” trying to explain why did Bolivians never crossed-over from their empanadas to Big Macs.

 

The documentary includes interviews with cooks, sociologists, nutritionists and educators who all seem to agree, Bolivians are not against hamburgers per sé, just against ‘fast food,’ a concept widely unaccepted in the Bolivian community.

 

The story has also attracted world wide attention toward fast foods in Latin America. El Polvorin blog noted:

Fast-food represents the complete opposite of what Bolivians consider a meal should be. To be a good meal, food has to have be prepared with love, dedication, certain hygiene standards and proper cook time.”

Source:

 Hispanically Speaking News 

http://worldtruth.tv/mcdonalds-closes-all-their-restaurants-in-bolivia/

Financial world shaken by 4 bankers’ apparent suicides in a week


Published time: February 03, 2014 12:16
Edited time: February 04, 2014 09:00

Mike Dueker (Still from YouTube video/Russell Investments)Mike Dueker (Still from YouTube video/Russell Investments)

The apparent suicide death of the chief economist of a US investment house brings the number of financial workers who have died allegedly by their own hand to four in the last week.

50-year-old Mike Dueker, who had worked for Russell Investment for five years, was found dead close to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington State, says AP.

Local police say he could have jumped over a fence and fallen 15 meters to his death, and are treating the case as a suicide.

Dueker was reported missing by friends on January 29, and police had been searching for him.

A Sheriff’s spokesman said investigators learned that he was having problems at work but did not elaborate.

Jennifer Tice, a company spokeswoman declined to comment, however said, that Dueker was in good standing at Russell.

We were deeply saddened to learn today of the death,” Tice said in an e-mail on Friday. “He made a valuable contributions that helped our clients and many of his fellow associates.

Dueker joined Russell Investment in 2008. He wrote for Market Outlook financial services publications, forecasting the business cycle and the target federal funds rate. He is the creator and developer of a business cycle index that forecast economic performance published monthly on the Russell website.

He was previously an assistant vice president and research economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, and is ranked in the top 5 percent of published economists.

Over the past two decades he wrote dozens of research papers mostly on monetary policy, according to the bank’s website.

His most-cited paper was “Strengthening the case for the yield curve as a predictor of U.S. recessions,” published in 1997 while he was a researcher at the Federal Reserve.

He was a valued colleague of mine during my entire tenure at the St. Louis Fed,” said William Poole, the bank’s ex-president. “Everyone respected his professional skills and good sense.

Dueker held an undergraduate degree in math from the University of Oregon, a master’s degree in economics from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington.

Streak of bankers’ deaths

Dueker’s apparent suicide was the fourth among financial experts in a week.

A 58-year-old former senior executive at Deutsche Bank AG, William Broeksmit, was found dead on January 26 in his home after an apparent suicide in South Kensington in central London.

The next day, January 27, Tata Motors managing director Karl Slym, 51, was found dead on the fourth floor of the Shangri-La hotel in Bangkok. Police said he could have committed suicide. Mr. Slym was staying on the 22nd floor with his wife, and was attending a board meeting in the Thai capital.

Another tragic incident occurred on January 28, when a 39-year-old Gabriel Magee, a JP Morgan employee, died after falling from the roof of its European headquarters in London.

 

The offices of JP Morgan in the Canary Wharf district of London (Reuters/Simon Newman)The offices of JP Morgan in the Canary Wharf district of London (Reuters/Simon Newman)

While creating fortunes, City and Wall Street jobs are notorious for extra-long working weeks and huge amounts of stress. In a move to ease the tension some of the world’s biggest lenders like Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Credit Suisse have been telling junior staff to take more time off.

Some European countries like Belgium and the Netherlands have reduced the working week from 40 to 30 hours without damaging their economies, while in Germany an average worker puts in 35 hours a week and is the world’s fourth largest economy.

http://rt.com/business/russell-investments-chief-economist-dead-564/

Ed. Note: Considering the inherent corruption in the banking industry, it’s highly doubtful these men committed “apparent” suicide over a long work….

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