Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide – GLYPHOSATE

GLYPHOSATE

Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide—Featuring the Darth Vader Chemical

Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide—Featuring the Darth Vader Chemical

Published on May 10, 2013

It was “supposed” to be harmless to humans and animals—the perfect weed killer. Now a groundbreaking article just published in the journal Entropy points to Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, and more specifically its active ingredient glyphosate, as devastating—possibly “the most important factor in the development of multiple chronic diseases and conditions that have become prevalent in Westernized societies.”
That’s right. The herbicide sprayed on most of the world’s genetically engineered crops—and which gets soaked into the food portion—is now linked to “autism … gastrointestinal issues such as inflammatory bowel disease, chronic diarrhea, colitis and Crohn’s disease, obesity, cardiovascular disease, depression, cancer, cachexia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and ALS, among others.”
Enjoy this videotaped guided tour of Jeffrey Smith interviewing co-author Stephanie Seneff, PhD, a Senior Research Scientist at MIT.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=h_AHLDXF5aw

Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide—Featuring the Darth Vader Chemical

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MP1I0cAsE2E&feature=player_detailpage

GMO Autism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTx2TTBeGL0&feature=player_detailpage

GMO MS Leaky Gut

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ICCCXMvHek&feature=player_detailpage

GMO Parkinson’s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAfG_UC2IsA&feature=player_detailpage

GMO – Alzheimer’s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JB4GFyjewHQ&feature=player_detailpage

GMO Obesity

Google Time-lapse

Google Time-lapse offers view of Earth over 3 decades

(05/10/2013) Google has released a series of time-lapse images showing global change between 1984 and 2012. The images are sourced from NASA’s Landsat mission, a series of Earth-observation satellites that have orbited the planet since 1972, providing scientists, policymakers, and the general public with a wealth of data and imagery used for a wide range of applications.

Sea level rise already forcing changes in Caribbean, other island nations

Repeating Islands

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This article by Marshall Connolly appeared in Catholic Online. For the original report and the accompanying video, follow the link below.

Sea level rise is one of the most blatant and intrusive indicators of global warming. On the Caribbean island of Grenada, the ocean is already starting to nibble away at fishing villages, rising higher and forcing residents to raise their homes. Grenada is just one place where sea level rise is a threat to the local economy.

Violent weather, storm surges, and a slowly rising sea level have all contributed to the threat coastal communities must face. On Grenada, fisherman Desmond Augustin told the Associated Press, “The sea will take this whole place down. There’s not a lot we can do except move higher up.” Moving higher up means relocating to apartments on a hillside, depriving fishermen and their families of their traditional beachfront living quarters.

This may not…

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2012: A Deadly Year for Environmentalists

Earth First! Newswire

With activists killed in Brazil, Cambodia, the Philippines, and elsewhere, 2012 may have been the worst year yet for violence against those working to protect the environment. So far, little has been done to halt this chilling development.

by Fred Pearce / Yale Environment 360

Where is Sombath Somphone? With every day that passes, the fate of one of Southeast Asia’s most high-profile environmental activists, who was snatched from the streets of Laos in December, becomes more worrisome.

His case has been raised by the State Department and countless NGOs around the world. But the authorities in Laos have offered no clue as to what happened after Sombath was stopped at a police checkpoint on a Saturday afternoon in the Lao capital of Vientiane as he returned home from his office. It looks increasingly like state kidnap — or worse, if recent evidence of the state-sponsored killings of environmental campaigners…

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Feb 20—Hummers Migrating Earlier—If you have feeders, do keep up with them!!

I haven’t seen our annual influx of Hummers, here in NE Florida, yet.  It was 20F, night before last, killed lost of new growth and blossoms, but there will be more.  The Hummers and other migratory birds seem to be hanging out a couple of hundred or so miles south of here (I am north- west  of Jacksonville) until some inner swareness of the exterior weather tells them OK GO!

If I put feeders out too soon, then the yellow-jackets (wasps) and ants and mold and fungi find them before the birds do.   The insects and have no trouble finding feeders that are moved regularly, or even irregularly.

It is a daily bother to keep up with feeders, but if you create dependent birds, then you must.  So don’t start what you can’t keep up.  To not feed dependent birds is the same as starving them.  Not just the hummers, but the birds you feed other foods, as well. —-Granny Bear

 Earlier hummingbird migration: A male ruby-throated hummingbird feeds at a honeysuckle plant, in Brandon, SD. IMAGE

AP Photo: Terry Sohl. Earlier hummingbird migration: A male ruby-throated hummingbird feeds at a honeysuckle plant, in Brandon, SD. IMAGE
       By Bruce Smith
http://news.msn.com/science-technology/study-hummingbirds-migrating-earlier-in-spring

Researchers say warmer weather may be encouraging hummingbirds to migrate to North America 12 to 18 days earlier than in years past.Johnson said. extremely early arrivals, he said.

 

Potential for SuperQuakes Underestimated

 

Potential for ‘Superquakes’ Underestimated, Recent Earthquakes Show

Becky Oskin, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer –         Feb 04, 2013        04:14 PM ET
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                            A village near the coast of Sumatra lays in ruin, Jan. 2, 2005, as a result of the tsunami that struck South East Asia Dec. 26, 2004. CREDIT: U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Philip A. McDaniel

The earthquakes that rocked Tohoku, Japan in 2011, Sumatra in 2004 and Chile in 1960 — all of magnitude 9.0 or greater — should not have happened, according to seismologist’s theories of earthquake cycles. And that might mean earthquake prediction needs an overhaul, some researchers say.

All three earthquakes struck along subduction zones, where two of Earth’s tectonic plates collide and one dives beneath the other. Earlier earthquakes had released the pent-up strain along Chile’s master fault, meaning no big quakes were coming, scientists had thought. Japan and Sumatra both sat above on old oceanic crust, thought to be too stiff for superquakes.

And records of past quakes, combined with measurements of the speed of Earth’s tectonic plates, suggested the Tohoku and Sumatra-Andaman regions couldn’t make quakes larger than 8.4, almost nine times smaller than a magnitude 9.0 temblor.

“These areas had been written off as places incapable of producing a great earthquake,” said Chris Goldfinger, a marine geologist at Oregon State University in Corvallis.

But the events of 1960, 2004 and 2011 showed that these faults were capable of producing some of the most destructive earthquakes in recorded history, suggesting earthquake researchers need to re-think aspects of how they evaluate a fault’s earthquake potential.

“It’s time to come up with something new,” Goldfinger told OurAmazingPlanet.

Faults are like batteries

When two tectonic plates collide, they build up strain where a fault sticks, or locks, together. Earthquakes release this strain, which is a form of energy.

For decades, scientists assumed faults acted like rubber bands, steadily building up strain and then releasing it all at once, Goldfinger said. The longer the time since the last earthquake, the larger the next earthquake would be, the model predicted. [Video: What Does Earthquake ‘Magnitude’ Mean?]

 

The problem was researchers failed to recognize that faults can store energy like a battery, Goldfinger said. And just like batteries, they can discharge energy in small amounts, or all at once, he explained.

Goldfinger and other researchers now think if a “small” quake hits, it may not release all of the accumulated energy in a fault. (On a subduction zone, a small quake can still register in the magnitude-8.0 range, which is devastating to nearby cities.)

Thus, a fault can “borrow” stored energy from previous strain-building cycles, generating larger earthquakes than expected, such as those that hit Sumatra and Tohoku, Goldfinger and his colleagues propose in a study published in the January/February 2013 issue of the journal Seismological Research Letters.

“Those models were already being called into question when Sumatra drove one stake through their heart, and Tohoku drove the second one,” said Goldfinger, the lead author of the study.

Superquakes and supercycles

Goldfinger said scientists’ failure to recognize that faults could store energy comes from a lack of data. Historic earthquake records go back only 100 years, he noted. Geologists are only now getting histories that reach back thousands of years, via techniques that decode evidence of past earthquakes in sediments.

“What is happening on a short-term timescale is actually imposed on a long-term cycle,” he said.

Goldfinger calls these long-term histories supercycles, and the unusually large and rare earthquakes that discharge the battery are superquakes. The sequence, size and location of quakes vary from one supercycle to the next, he said.

Seismologist Marco Cisternas first proposed that faults could store energy in 2005, with a study showing that the magnitude 9.5 Chile earthquake in 1960, the largest on record, released more energy than had been stored since its most recent quake, in 1837. Tsunami deposits in Chile indicate the last superquake occurred in 1575, and smaller quakes since then had only partly released the strain built up on the fault, his study found.

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The Cascadia subduction zone: producer of massive earthquakes. CREDIT: USGS.

In Sumatra, south of the Andaman region, analyses of corals uplifted and killed during earthquakes also indicated that the subduction zone undergoes supercycles, according to a 2008 study led by geologists at the Earth Observatory Institute in Singapore. Each series of quakes in the region lasts between 30 and 100 years, according to the study. The supercycles unfold every 200 years or so.

Forecasting the future

Goldfinger and his colleagues have evidence that the Cascadia Subduction Zone, which stretches from Northern California to British Columbia, is also in the middle of an earthquake supercycle.

Over the past 10,000 years, 19 superquakes and four supercycles have occurred along the zone, Goldfinger said.

“These would typically be of a magnitude from about 8.7 to 9.2, really huge earthquakes,” Goldfinger said. “We’ve also determined that there have been 22 additional earthquakes that involved just the southern end of the fault. We are assuming that these are slightly smaller, more like 8.0, but not necessarily. They were still very large earthquakes that if they happened today could have a devastating impact,” he said.

The present cycle seems like it’s gently ratcheting downward, Goldfinger said. “This would suggest that we’re not due for a giant [quake] anytime soon, but the model has no predictive value,” he said.

The battery model of earthquake energy storage and discharge makes it difficult for scientists to forecast future earthquakes, as there’s no explanation yet for why faults would behave this way, Goldfinger said. Plus, it’s hard to say how much energy a fault’s battery stores. “We haven’t yet figured out how to effectively put a voltmeter on a fault and say how charged it is,” Goldfinger said.

But with more detailed records of past earthquakes, such as those in Sumatra and Cascadia, Goldfinger believes scientists can give better estimates of seismic hazards, and prevent surprises like Sumatra and Tohoku.

“The long records are revealing very useful things,” he said. “We’re not sure what’s driving the long-term cycling, but at least we can tell people what to prepare for,” Goldfinger said.

Tsunami in South Pacific..Solomon Islands

This article only mentions  one 8.0.  Also, at least one person, in Hawaii,     http://ptwc.weather.gov/ptwc/text.php?id=pacific.TSUPAC.2013.02.06.0307   said there “was no danger of tsunami there. Perhaps due to how the ground masses moved”. Pacific Tsunami Warning Bulletin There will likely be adjustments all over the world, particularly along ley lines, as well as more after shocks.—–Granny

http://www.terradaily.com/reports/8_0_quake_strikes_Solomons_sparks_Pacific_tsunami_999.html
8.0 quake strikes Solomons, sparks Pacific tsunami by Staff Writers Honiara (AFP) Feb 06, 2013


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A major 8.0 magnitude earthquake was feared to have flattened villages in the Solomon Islands Wednesday, and triggered a tsunami with destructive potential for Pacific nations’ coasts, monitors said.

Tsunami watches were in effect as far afield as Hawaii, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said, and New Zealand was also on guard. But monitors said there was no threat to Australia.

The US Geological Survey said the quake struck at 0112 GMT near the Santa Cruz Islands in the Solomons, which have been hit by a series of strong tremors over the past week, at a depth of 5.8 kilometres (3.5 miles).

A powerful aftershock of 6.4 magnitude was also recorded.

“Sea level readings indicate a tsunami was generated,” the Hawaii-based Pacific centre said. “It may have been destructive along coasts near the earthquake epicentre and could also be a threat to more distant coasts.”

Locals in the Solomons capital Honiara, 580 kilometres (360 miles) from the epicentre, said the quake was not felt there but some villages were destroyed, according to a hospital director.

“The information we are getting is that some villages west and south of Lata along the coast have been destroyed, although we cannot confirm this yet,” the director at Lata Hospital on the main Santa Cruz island of Ndende, told AFP.

A staff member at the Solomons National Disaster Management Office said officials were concerned about the eastern province of Temotu.

“That’s the province, which if it is going to have an effect, then they will be the first people to be impacted,” the official, who did not wish to be named, told AFP.

“They felt the quake.”

He said first reports from the area were that there was a tsunami wave but he had no further information.

He added that the national disaster operation centre had been activated and they were trying to contact those in Temotu province.

In 2007 a tsunami following an 8.1-magnitude earthquake killed at least 52 people in the Solomons and left thousands homeless.

The Solomon Islands are part of the “Ring of Fire”, a zone of tectonic activity around the Pacific Ocean that is subject to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

The tsunami warning was in effect for the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Tuvalu, New Caledonia, Kosrae, Fiji, Kiribati, and Wallis and Futuna.

After Shocks…continuing, update….11:03 PM EST

Lots of Big Aftershocks continue,   most over 5.0  …see events page:

http://quakes.globalincidentmap.com/

 

After shocks, also some buoys are in event mode  http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/

6.6 – SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS   For updates, maps, and technical information, see:
Event Page

There are other smaller ones…..

Three 8.0 Earth Quakes Santa Cruz Islands shown on Global Incidence Maps

Wednesday February 6 2013, 01:23:19 UTC  Santa Cruz Islands region mag 6.4 depth 10.1 USGS Feed Detail

Wednesday February 6 2013, 01:12:27 UTC   Santa Cruz Islands mag 8.0 depth 33.0 USGS Feed Detail

http://quakes.globalincidentmap.com/

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Wednesday, February 6 2013, 01:12:23 UTC  Santa Cruz Islands mag 8.0 depth 5.8 USGS Feed Detail

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http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000f1s0#summary8.0! EQ near Solomon Islands. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000f1s0#summary

 

 

American Holocaust of Native American Indians (Documentary)

 

American Holocaust of Native American Indians (FULL Documentary)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTrbVf6SrCc

 

American Holocaust of Native American Indians (FULL Documentary)29:40Watch LaterAmerican Holocaust of Native American Indians (FULL Documentary)by om786swastik198,501 views

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTrbVf6SrCc

“The powerful and hard-hitting documentary, American Holocaust, is quite possibly the only film that reveals the link between the Nazi holocaust, which claimed at least 6 million Jews, and the American Holocaust which claimed, according to conservative estimates, 19 million Indigenous People.

“It is seldom noted anywhere in fact, be it in textbooks or on the internet, that Hitler studied Americas Indian policy, and used it as a model for what he termed the final solution.

“He wasnt the only one either. Its not explicitly mentioned in the film, but its well known that members of the National Party government in South Africa studied the American approach before they introduced the system of racial apartheid, which lasted from 1948 to 1994. Other fascist regimes, for instance, in South and Central America, studied the same policy.

“Noted even less frequently, Canadas Aboriginal policy was also closely examined for its psychological properties. America always took the more wide-open approach, for example, by decimating the Buffalo to get rid of a primary food source, by introducing pox blankets, and by giving $1 rewards to settlers in return for scalps of Indigenous Men, women, and children, among many, many other horrendous acts. Canada, on the other hand, was more bureaucratic about it. They used what I like to call the gentlemans touch, because instead of extinguishment, Canada sought to remove the Indian from the Man and the Women and the Child, through a long-term, and very specific program of internal breakdown and replacement call it assimilation. America had its own assimilation program, but Canada was far more technical about it.

“Perhaps these points would have been more closely examined in American Holocaust if the film had been completed. The films director, Joanelle Romero, says shes been turned down from all sources of funding since she began putting it together in 1995.

“Perhaps its just not good business to invest in something that tells so much truth? In any event, Romero produced a shortened, 29-minute version of the film in 2001, with the hope of encouraging new funders so she could complete American Holocaust. Eight years on, Romero is still looking for funds.

“American Holocaust may never become the 90-minute documentary Romero hoped to create, to help expose the most substantial act of genocide that the world has ever seen one that continues even as you read these words.”        om swastik