The world's leading Scientists, Physicians, Attorneys, Politicians and Environmental Activists expose the corruption and dangers surrounding the widespread use of Genetically Modified Organisms in the new feature length documentary, "Seeds of Death: Unveiling the Lies of GMOs".
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Cassius Methyl | In Tennessee, a Department of Enviorment and Conservation deputy director told some Maury County residents that unfounded complaints about thier water quality, may be considered an “act of terrorism,” sparking righteous outrage among citizens, who say the water is cloudy and odd tasting. ■ In Tennessee, a Department of Environment and Conservation deputy director told some Maury County residents that unfounded complaints about their water quality, may be considered an “act of terrorism.” One might ask, is concern with fluoride in the water supply, an ‘Unfounded Complaint’? Or how about being concerned with toxic substances such as PCB’s ending up in water, is that ‘Unfounded’? I would think not, considering that toxic PCB’s were found in nearby Alabama city, Anniston’s water supply. Either way, the right to free speech is guaranteed by the Constitution, and anyone who wishes to prosecute someone over that, even with a slick fear based disguise of a ‘terrorist attack’, should legally be removed from their office.
Academi (ex-Blackwater), the world’s most powerful private army, reveals having been signed over, without indicating the name of the buyer, nor the amount for which it was bought. ■ According to SouthWeb.org, it’s the biotechnology multinational Monsanto who would be the happy acquirer. Created in 1901, Monsanto debuted as a saccharine producer, used by Coca-Cola. During World War II, it supplied uranium for the Manhattan project, then while the Vietnam war, a potent herbicide to defoliate the jungle. For now over thirty years, Monsanto has become the global leader for genetically modified organisms. With a revenue of over 13,5 billion dollars, it is the 206st US multinational. Academi was created by Erik Prince in 1997, under the name Blackwater Worldwide. The company, of which some managers are linked to Evangelic churches financed by the Pentagon, played a role, in Afghanistan in Iraq, comparable to that which played the Order of Malta, during the Nicaragua War. It is presided by Billy Joe (Red), McCombs (347th US fortune), John Aschcroft (former US Attorney general) and the admiral Bobby R. Inman (former NSA director and deputy director of the CIA). Academi, which works mainly pour the US government, participated in the Tripoli battle (Libya) and is currently recruiting combatants to do the Jihad in Syria.
VoltaireNet.org: Academi (ex-Blackwater) racheté par Monsanto
SouthWeb.org: Monsanto buys Blackwater the largest Mercenary Army in the World? - UPDATE
Rescue workers struggled to reach ravaged towns and villages in the central Philippines on Monday as they tried to deliver aid to survivors of a powerful typhoon that killed an estimated 10,000 people and displaced more than 600,000. ● The United Nations said some survivors had no food, water or medicine. Relief operations were hampered because roads, airports and bridges had been destroyed or were covered in wreckage, it said. President Benigno Aquino, facing one of the biggest challenges of his three-year rule, deployed soldiers to the devastated city of Tacloban to quell looting and said he might impose martial law or a state of emergency to ensure security. Super typhoon Haiyan destroyed about 70 to 80 percent of structures in its path as it tore through Leyte province on Friday, said police chief superintendent Elmer Soria. After weakening, the storm headed west towards Vietnam. Huge waves from one of the strongest storms ever recorded swept away coastal villages. Some officials likened the destruction to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. "From a helicopter, you can see the extent of devastation. From the shore and moving a kilometer inland, there are no structures standing. It was like a tsunami," said Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas, who was in Tacloban, Leyte's capital, before the typhoon struck. "I don't know how to describe what I saw. It's horrific."
AP/Big Story: Desperate survivors seek to flee typhoon zone
Russia Today: 4.8 quake hits typhoon-ravaged Philippines
xinhuanet.com: Tropical storm follows super-typhoon Haiyan in Philippines
The Guardian: Typhoon Haiyan: 800,000 Filipinos displaced
One of the most powerful storms ever recorded killed at least 10,000 people in the central Philippines, a senior police official said on Sunday, with huge waves sweeping away coastal villages and devastating one of the main cities in the region. ● Super typhoon Haiyan destroyed about 70 to 80 percent of structures in its path as it tore through Leyte province on Friday, said police chief superintendent Elmer Soria, before weakening and heading west for Vietnam. As rescue workers struggled to reach ravaged villages along the coast, where the death toll is as yet unknown, survivors foraged for food or searched for lost loved ones. Most of the deaths appear to have been caused by surging sea water strewn with debris that many said resembled a tsunami, levelling houses and drowning hundreds of people in one of the worst disasters to hit the typhoon-prone Southeast Asian nation. The national government and disaster agency have not confirmed the latest estimate of deaths, a sharp increase from initial estimates on Saturday of at least 1,200 killed by a storm whose sustained winds reached 195 miles per hour (313 km per hour) with gusts of up to 235 mph (378 kph).
The New Yorker: Slide Show: Typhoon Haiyan’s Devastation - Photos
Associated Press: Amid gruesome typhoon scenes, aid trickles in - Photos
CNN: 'Worse than hell' in typhoon-ravaged Philippines - Photos
The Guardian: Enormous aid effort begins in regions devastated by typhoon Haiyan
The Times of India: Philippines struggles to help desperate victims
PressTV: Philippine typhoon death toll exceeds 10,000
BBC: Philippines destruction 'absolute bedlam'
During the run-up to every major UN global warming conference, warming-funded researchers, climate campaign organizations and the go-along media find news events and research reports to hype. COP 19 is no exception. Temperatures have been flat since the nineties and climate models embarrassingly project higher temperatures than observations show. This deprives the warming industry of the opportunity to make the claim it would most like to make — that the Earth has actually warmed as they said it would. Absent this, they find other things to hype. So far this year’s favorite has been the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere, conveniently ignoring the fact that whatever the concentration of CO2 may be, temperatures have yet to behave as the models claimed they would. This week they found a new one and it’s a whopper. Climate campaigners are claiming (with no real-world basis) that typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, which just struck the Philippines and China is the result of global warming. In short, they blame this storm on you for living in an industrialized, free society.
● Super Typhoon Haiyan, known in the Philippines by its local name Yolanda, hit the central Philippines with sustained wind speeds of 195 miles per hour and gusts of up to 235 mph. When it hit the shores of the eastern Philippine island of Samar at 4:40 am local time on Friday November 8, it was “the strongest tropical cyclone on record to make landfall in world history,” according to meteorologist Jeff Masters of the Weather Underground. “There aren’t too many buildings constructed that can withstand that kind of wind,” he added. “There are very few storms that have stayed at category 5 strength [the highest level] for so long.”
● The typhoon ran through the Visayan islands in the central Philippines: Samar, Leyte, Bohol, Cebu, Negros, and Panay. Approximately 1 million people were forced to evacuate their homes, and the Visayas region’s entire population of over 20 million was affected. The World Food Program expects that at least 2.5 million people will need food supplies. Both power and communications have been knocked out in most of the region, so damage and casualty reports are still preliminary. Three people have been confirmed dead not during the storm itself but in the earlier process of evacuation, two of them dying by electrocution from a downed power line.
● The death toll is likely to rise dramatically, however, as communications are slowly restored throughout the region and the full scope of the devastation becomes known. When the somewhat weaker Typhoon Bopha (Pablo) hit the Southern Philippine island of Mindanao in December 2012, over 1,100 people were killed. As this article went to publication, Captain John Andrews, deputy director general of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, reported that over 100 dead bodies were “lying in the streets” in the city of Tacloban on the island of Leyte. Many more deaths seem certain to be reported. Mirror News: More Photos
South China Morning Post: More than 100 dead in Philippines typhoon: officials
Environmental improvements including cleaner water and a fish ladder prompt salmon to spawn.
●The salmon, scarred and exhausted, swim slowly around each other as they near the end of their final journey. Hook-jawed males snap at each other as they joust for position alongside female fish, which thrash on their sides in the shallows to clear a spot in the gravel bed in which to deposit their precious eggs, before dying. ● It's a poignant scene that has played out in countless wildlife documentaries. But the backdrop to this drama is not some remote Canadian wilderness. These chum salmon are spawning in the heart of metropolitan Vancouver, for only the second time in at least half a century. ● A Skytrain rumbles past, carrying commuters oblivious to the life-and-death struggle playing out just metres away in tiny Still Creek. One block to the south is a huge Wal-Mart. One block north is Broadway, Vancouver's main east-west thoroughfare. These salmon have made their way under highways and past rail lines, warehouses and tracts of suburbia to end their lives and beget a new generation next to a hardware store's car park. ● River restoration expert Dr Ken Ashley said the return of the chum salmon to Still Creek was a pivotal moment for urban streams, which are often overlooked. "It makes me very happy. It's taken a lot of hard work to get here," said Ashley, director of the Rivers Institute at the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
The citizens of Washington State have voted against a bill that would have required the labeling of genetically altered foods, according to preliminary ballot results. ● Tuesday’s ballots saw 35 counties out of 39 vote against the legislation backed by environmentalists. Counties Whatcom, King, Jefferson and San Juan were the only ones to vote for the labeling of GMO products. The current figures are based on preliminary results, with confirmation expected by Friday. Washingtonians vote by absentee ballot which means the authorities will accept any ballot marked with November 5. Supporters of the bill were severely outgunned in the campaign faced by corporate opposition from the likes of Monsanto, Pepsi and Nestle. The multinationals invested a total of $22 million in convincing the state’s constituents they should vote against the mandatory labeling of foods with genetically modified ingredients.
As Professor of Meteorology Dr. Richard Lindzen at MIT’s Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences observed, “The latest IPCC report truly sank to the level of hilarious incoherence – it is quite amazing to see the contortions the IPCC has to go through in order to keep the international climate agenda going.” The banner claim of this 2013 Summary for Policymakers (AR5) release is that “Human influence is extremely likely to be dominant cause of observed warming since the middle of the last century.” This “extremely likely” was ratcheted up from “very likely” they claimed in their previous 2007 report. At the same time, the IPCC actually admitted that its 2007 report estimate of greenhouse gas influence had been significantly exaggerated. One can only wonder how they have become more confident that at least more than half of the temperature rise since the mid-20th century has been caused by greenhouse gas emissions, when at the same time they are less certain about climate sensitivity to CO2. Making life even more difficult for that climate cartel is having to explain why the global climate has flat-lined over at least the past 16 years despite increasing atmospheric CO2 concentrations, something they euphemistically refer to as a “pause”.
'My country needs your knowledge and expertise,' prime minister Abe says. ● Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Sunday that Japan is open to receiving overseas help to contain widening disaster at the crippled nuclear plant in Fukushima, where radioactive water leaks and other mishaps are now reported almost daily. "We are wide open to receive the most advanced knowledge from overseas to contain the problem," Abe said in his English speech to open the conference on energy and environment at an international science forum in Kyoto in western Japan.
The US federal government is partially shutting down after the Congress failed to fund its work amid a Republican drive to defund the Obamacare healthcare program. President Obama addressed to US troops to boost their confidence amid the crisis. ● The Congress left the government without funding as competing spending measures bounced back and forth between the Republican-controlled House of Representatives and Democratic-led Senate late into Monday night. The partial shutdown will leave some essential government functions, including national security and public safety, intact. It’s not clear how long the situation will continue, with lawmakers expected to take a further vote in a matter of hours. If the shutdown persists, it will affect an estimated 800,000 of public workers, who will be forced into unpaid leave as the government would be unable to fund their employment. National parks and most federal offices are closed, as is almost all of NASA, except for Mission Control in Houston.
The Independent: Everything you need to know about how the partial shutdown will work in US
Russia Today: 10 ways govt shutdown will hurt America
NBC News: Shutdown begins as Congress remains deadlocked
CNN: Government shutdown: What's closed, what's open?
John Whitehead: Police State Programs Not Affected by a Government Shutdown
Norman Solomon: The NSA Deserves a Permanent Shutdown
Andrew Gavin Marshall ■ The government of Canada has, for years, been writing laws and implementing major policies at the direct suggestion of the oil industry, and has increasingly been demonizing those who protest against the policies, especially indigenous and environmental groups. The Canadian government has been increasingly equating protest groups with “terrorists,” and Canada’s spy agencies have been providing information about protesters directly to energy corporations, and even infiltrating such groups in an effort to disrupt their actions. TransCanada provided training information to police agencies across the U.S. in which they refer to anti-pipeline protests as “terrorism.”
Balochistan government spokesman Jan Mohammad Buledi Wednesday morning confirmed that
238 265 people have died in the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that flattened almost everything in the Awaran district, while 8 persons perished in Turbat of Balochistan, Geo News reported. ● Buledi said that in all six districts of Balochistan were hit by the earthquake, which included Turbat, Awaran, Panjgor, Chagi, Khuzdar and Gawadar, while of them Awaran witnessed widespread devastations, where in Tehsil Mashkay alone 55 persons died. The provincial government has declared emergency. Rescue work is underway and the Frontier Corps and the Army are providing aid to the victims. District Administration and the Provincial Disaster Management Authority are also doing its utmost to provide relief and succour to the suffering people in the area. The scale of the territory involved is daunting. Awaran district has an estimated population of around 300,000, scattered over an area of more than 21,000 square kilometres (8,000 square miles). Officials said the tremors demolished hundreds of mud houses and it was feared that the death toll would increase.
● Beginning on Wednesday, heavy rains have caused unprecedented flooding in the state of Colorado. As of Sunday, there are several confirmed deaths and more than 500 people missing in what is being described as a 500-to-1,000-year flood. The National Weather Service reported that 1.73 inches of rain fell southeast of Denver in less than 30 minutes. Some areas have received more than 15 inches of rain since the flooding began. More rain is expected in the coming week.
● Rains have washed away bridges and roads. Houses have fallen into the rivers. In the Big Thompson Canyon area, Highway 34 has been washed out, cutting off a major route to Estes Park, which, as of Saturday, had only radio communication with the outside world.
● President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency late Saturday, and said federal assistance would be available to the state. So far, however, only a measly $5 million in federal funds has been set aside to aid the victims of the floods. In Boulder County alone, an estimated $150 million will be needed just to repair 100 to 150 miles of roads and 20 to 30 bridges. According to County Transportation Director George Gerstle, it will cost 10 to 15 times the county’s normal annual budget.
A massive aquifer that holds enough water to meet all of Kenya's needs for 70 years has been discovered, ITV News can reveal. The pool, which was found more than 300 metres underground, is so large you could pour Loch Ness into it approximately 25 times. — What is an aquifer?
● It is an underground layer of water-bearing material, such as gravel, sand and silt.
● Water can be extracted from the materials by using a well.
The newly discovered Lotikipi Basin Aquifer could provide water to Kenya for 70 years. But just as importantly the aquifer is replenished from distant mountains. So it should never run dry, assuming it is managed properly.
Ten workers at Japan's crippled nuclear plant were exposed Monday to small amounts of radiation while conducting cleanup activities, the plant's operator said. Tokyo Electric Power Co. said it is still investigating how the workers were contaminated at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, but that it may have been from radioactive dust. It said small amounts of radiation were found on the workers' faces and hair. [All radiation is deadly - 'small amounts' is TEPCO propaganda. Either the workers were exposed to radiation--or not. Also, I notice that the global corporate-run media has replaced the word 'radioactive' with 'toxic.' At CLG, we change it back.]
Stephen Lendman: Fukushima: Uncontainable
■ A hard-hitting investigative report recently published by a prominent German newspaper has uncovered some shocking details about the tactics being used by chemical giant Monsanto in assuming control of global agriculture. According to this thorough analysis, Monsanto appears to be aggressively targeting independent researchers, scientists, activists, and others opposed to genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) by utilizing the vast resources and manpower of both the United States federal government and the American military-industrial complex.
■ The report, which recently appeared in the July 13 print edition of Suddeutsche Zeitung (SZ), explains in rigorous detail how both individuals and groups opposed to GMOs and other chemical-based crop technologies have been threatened, hacked, slandered and terrorized for daring to digress from the pro-GMO status quo. On numerous documented occasions, pertinent information about the dangers of GMOs or lack of GMO safety data has been effectively blocked from timely release by mysterious forces that many say are the chemical industry in disguise.
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