Every week this Newsletter brings you news that is not in the mass media, and.has done so now for almost four years. Our beautiful home is dying, while the rich and the apathetic are speeding her death. Our daily media feed is mere gossip, relatively pointless controversy and debates for entertainment. Where are the hidden stories? Who will sound the alarm? This Newsletter attempts to spread news about our rudderless world. We need balance so we can play a meaningful and responsible role in safeguarding the future. We have a duty to raise our consciousness to guide the times we are living.
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In his last year, Obama dropped 26,171 bombs – three bombs every hour, 24 hours a day. Having pledged to help “rid the world” of nuclear weapons, the Nobel Peace Laureate built more nuclear warheads than any president since the Cold War
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak; and that it is doing God’s service when it is violating all his laws
I am disturbed by the way CIA has been diverted from its original assignment. It has become an operational and, at times, a policy-making arm of the Government. There is something about the way the CIA has been functioning that is casting a shadow over our historic position and I feel that we need to correct it
Harry Truman 1963
The supranational sovereignty of an elite is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years, and so we are grateful to the Washington Post, New York Times, Times magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for forty years. But the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march toward a world government.
David Rockefeller 1991
Peace with Russia takes away the orchestrated enemy so essential to the budget and power of the military/security complex
Pau Craig Roberts
The US President’s signing of the package of new sanctions against Russia ends hopes for improving our relations with the new administration AND it is a declaration of a full-fledged economic war on Russia. The Trump administration has shown its total weakness by handing over executive power to Congress in the most humiliating way that changes the power balance in US political circles. It means that the US establishment fully outwitted Trump. They will ultimately aim to remove him from power. Anti-Russian hysteria has become a key part of both US foreign policy (which has occurred many times) and domestic policy (which is a novelty).
August 2 the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev
Washington is preparing a surprise nuclear attack on Russia.
The result of this irresponsible, thoughtless, and reckless policy toward Russia was the announcement a few weeks ago (ignored by the US media) by the Russian high command that Russian military planners have concluded that Washington is preparing a surprise nuclear attack on Russia. This is the most alarming event of my lifetime. Now that Washington’s criminally insane have convinced Russia that Russia is in Washington’s war plans, Russia has no alternative but to prepare to strike first. During the Cold War both sides received numerous false alarms of incoming ICBMs, but because both sides were working to reduce tensions, the alarms were disbelieved. But today with Washington having raised tensions so high, both sides are likely to believe the false alarm. The next could bring the end of life on earth, and for this there is no one to be blamed but Washington.
The only nation to have used nuclear weapons against human beings, they have since destroyed scores of governments, many of them democracies, and laid to waste whole societies – the million deaths in Iraq were a fraction of the carnage in Indo-China, which President Reagan called “a noble cause” and President Obama revised as the tragedy of an “exceptional people”. He was not referring to the Vietnamese.
Daily record highs were set Wednesday, Aug. 2, in Portland, Oregon (103 degrees), Medford, Oregon (112 degrees), Salem, Oregon (107 degrees), Eugene, Oregon (102 degrees) and Reno, Nevada (104 degrees).
UNDER THESE CONDITIONS AIR CONDITIONING WITHOUT SOLAR IS FUTILE.
Flash Drought In US High Plains May Have Already Destroyed Half Of This Year’s Wheat Crop
The damage and the destruction is just unimaginable,” noted Montana resident, “It’s unlike anything we’ve seen in decades.” The dry conditions are ‘laying waste to crops and searing pasture and hay land’ in America’s wheat belt, with some longtime farmers and ranchers calling it the worst of their lifetimes. For many areas, it’s the worst we’ve seen in 100 years. ”
Google searches bring up vastly differing results depending on the history of the user. He cites an example in which two people searched for “BP” (British Petroleum). One user saw news related to investing in the company. The other user received information about a recent oil spill. Your computer monitor is a kind of one-way mirror, reflecting your own interests while algorithmic observers watch what you click.
The Gulf crisis and the scramble for military outposts are exacerbating regional tensions
They risk triggering a conflict. As food security becomes a key component of the Gulf’s regional strategy, their sovereign wealth funds are acquiring agricultural land in the Horn. Saudi Arabia long has been interested in Ethiopia, a country with abundant water and fertile land.
We have a growing splinternet because of regional content blocking and the need for companies to comply with diverse, often conflicting national policies, regulations and court decisions. This tension is particularly apparent when it comes to the likes of Google, Facebook and Twitter. These platform companies have users in almost every country, and governments are increasingly concerned that they comply with local laws and cultural norms when it comes to access and content.
Dutch prisons are closing because the country is so safe
In 2013, 19 prisons in the Netherlands closed because the country didn’t have enough criminals to fill them. Now, five more are slated to close their doors by the end of the summer. The trend of closing prisons follows a steady drop in crime since 2004.The problem of empty jail cells has event the point where, last September, the country imported 240 prisoners from Norway just to keep the facilities full. That’s a rate of 69 incarcerations per 100,000 people. The US, meanwhile, has a rate of 716 and 28 in Australia.
Imperial Power Centers: Divisions, Indecisions and Civil War
One of the most important outcomes of the Trump Presidency are the revelations describing the complex competing forces and relations engaged in retaining and expanding US global power (the empire’). The dispute and indecisions over who rules the empire will allow for regional powers to lay claims on contested regions. The EU, Japan, Saudi Arabia and Israel will face off with Russia, Iran and China. No one will wait for the US to decide which power center will rule.
100 Fossil Fuel Companies Responsible for 71% of Carbon Emissions Since 1988
And they’re being sued for it. This relatively small group of companies is likely to have an outsized influence on responses to climate change — hopefully adding that positive action by such corporations could produce significant positive change. However, historically, such companies have tended to fight against global climate treaties, misinform the public on dangers related to human-caused climate change, and work to delay responses to climate change within their host nations.
Doctored to pretend gas cheaper than wind and solar
CSIRO report on low emissions technology outlines pathway to high renewable energy grid. Cost estimates for wind and solar assumes 50% more demand than in the high gas scenario, prompting Coalition to say it favours “technology neutral” approach. The report continues a sad history in Australia of analysis that is shaped to fit what appears to be a predetermined outcome.
We the people, are leading Australia’s renewable revolution
Our rooftops are Australia’s biggest power station! A whopping 1.6 million solar households and small businesses are saying pfffft to coal-waving politicians and greedy power companies, and repowering the country with clean, cheap renewable energy.
Data from the Framingham Heart Study has shown that people who consistently sleep more than nine hours each night had double the risk of developing dementia in 10 years as compared to participants who slept for 9 hours or less. Being highly educated may protect against dementia in the presence of long sleep duration,