Study Finds Trees Have Feelings, Make Friends And Look After Each Other Like An Old Couple

by James Gould-Bourn | Bored Panda

“They can feel pain, [and] have emotions, such as fear. Trees like to stand close together and cuddle. They love company and like to take things slow,” – these are just a couple of findings by Peter Wohlleben, a German researcher who devoted his work to studying trees.

“There is in fact friendship among trees,” says Wohlleben. “They can form bonds like an old couple, where one looks after the other. Trees have feelings.”

The new documentary, called ‘Intelligent Trees’, is the work of German forester, author, and tree whisperer Peter Wohlleben, and Suzanne Simard, an ecologist from the University of British Columbia. Watch the trailer below to get a glimpse into it.

“They can form bonds like an old couple, where one looks after the other. Trees have feelings”

Image credits: Chaiyun Damkaew

“Trees like to stand close together and cuddle. They love company. They can feel pain, [and] have emotions, such as fear”

Image credits: TOMÁŠ MORKES

See for yourself in the trailer below:

Sourced from: http://mysticalraven.com/news/2934/study-finds-trees-have-feelings-make-friends-and-look-after-each-other-like-an-old-couple

10/10, Indicating a Powerful Shift: The Completion Year Has Reached an End

Editor’s note:  Of interest to me is today I was telling my mate that “I feel like I’m walking in between two worlds.”  

October 11, 2016

By Sophie Grégoire, 10/10/2016

Patience, please. October 10th – 10/10 – indicating a powerful shift : the completion year has reached an end. We are now in-between worlds. We feel electric and ready. Finally ready for some much more : our purpose. But not ready yet to step into action in the 3Dworld. There is an urge to act. It’s about becoming that specific light that we were meant to be in the world. It’s not that much about learning or experiencing anymore because we feel that we now know enough to start and be It. Our purpose. However something is still holding us back. That time, it’s not him or her or anyone. We’re cleansed, old patterns and negative ways of relating with our families and close partners have been released for good and for real in September. This time, it’s our own soul which asks to wait a little more. Patience please, it says. We need a little more time to act in the « right way ».

There is actually a big push and urge to wait. Quiet the mind. Stay still and receive what you hear with an opened mind. Nothing will be as it was any longer now that we’ve ascended. Anything that you hear now is receivable. It doesn’t need to make sense, this order has collapsed. There is a new way of making sense. The voice rising from within knows and is now able to converse with our minds a lot more easily. The voice rising from within knows even if it would have felt unbelievable a while ago. Everything is changed.

The truth is on its way and now we shall wait and receive. We need quiet and silence to process. Our guts however feel incredibly electric because we know that something big is on its way. A lot has happened since January and a lot now needs to be integrated at its own pace like pieces of a beautiful puzzle. It’s time to process and it’s now naturally happening. Let it be. Soon it will be time to know clearly what to do next. To make sure that you’re not taking the « wrong way » while you’re still receiving guidance only do what feels right deep in your bones. Refuse to engage in anything that feels forced or which hurts. This way of being alive has ended for real and for good for us. Be very careful not to commit to anything that your guts or inner voice refuses to do. If you don’t know what to do, simply choose to wait and to hear the trees within. In the middle of this golden blank page, see that you’re neither the Nothingness nor Akin. Your desires are being worked on behind the scenes and soon you’ll be written on, once again. It’s slow right now, because more is to be revealed. Wait. Patience, please.

Sourced from: http://www.lovehaswon.org/love-blogs/10/10-indicating-a-powerful-shift-the-completion-year-has-reached-an-end

‘This Is My Act of Love’: Climate Activists Shut Down All US-Canada Tar Sands Pipelines

Coordinated show of resistance executed in solidarity with those fighting against Dakota Access pipeline

Five activists shut down all the tar sands pipelines crossing the Canada-U.S. border Tuesday morning, in a bold, coordinated show of climate resistance amid the ongoing fight against the Dakota Access pipeline.

The activists employed manual safety valves to shut down Enbridge’s line 4 and 67 in Leonard, Minnesota; TransCanada’s Keystone pipeline in Walhalla, North Dakota; Spectra Energy’s Express pipeline in Coal Banks Landing, Montana; and Kinder-Morgan’s Trans-Mountain pipeline in Anacortes, Washington.

The activists, who planned the action to coincide with the International Days of Prayer and Action With Standing Rock, expressed feeling “duty bound to halt the extraction and combustion of fossil fuels…in the absence of any political leadership” to address the withering goal of keeping global temperature increase beneath the 2°C climate threshold.

“I have signed hundreds of petitions, testified at dozens of hearings, met with most of my political representatives at every level, to very little avail,” said 64-year-old mother Annette Klapstein of Bainbridge Island, Washington, who was arrested just before publication. “I have come to believe that our current economic and political system is a death sentence to life on earth, and that I must do everything in my power to replace these systems with cooperative, just, equitable and love-centered ways of living together. This is my act of love.”

Fifty-nine-year-old Ken Ward of Corbette, Oregon, who was also arrested, said, “There is no plan of action, policy or strategy being advanced now by any political leader or environmental organization playing by the rules that does anything but acquiesce to ruin. Our only hope is to step outside polite conversation and put our bodies in the way. We must shut it down, starting with the most immediate threats—oil sands fuels and coal.”

The action comes two days after a U.S. federal court of appeals lifted an injunction on the Dakota Access project, to the dismay of the Indigenous water protectors and their supporters across the U.S. and Canada.

“Because of the climate change emergency, because governments and corporations have for decades increased fossil fuel extraction and carbon emissions when instead we must dramatically reduce carbon emissions; I am committed to the moral necessity of participating in nonviolent direct action to protect life,” added activist Leonard Higgins, 64, from Eugene, Oregon.

The activists are all members of the group Climate Direct Action, which is providing live updates on the coordinated shut-downs on its website and Facebook page. Others shared statements in support, as well as images and videos of the actions on social media with the hashtag #shutitdown.

Tim DeChristopher’s Climate Disobedience Action Fund is also supporting the action and has set up a legal fund for the activists’ defense.

Sourced from: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/10/11/my-act-love-climate-activists-shut-down-all-us-canada-tar-sands-pipelines

The CNN CIA Manipulation Against Trump

Editor’s note: Before judging based on the title, watch the whole thing.  The author of this video makes it clear he doesn’t like NOR support Trump.  He shows the bias of the MSM.  He is one of the most unbiased citizen journalists out there and, in his words, just tells it like it is.  

Celebrate Columbus Day By Remembering The Only Native American To Defeat The Federal Government In War

Columbus Day has rightly become the subject of disdain and sharp criticism given the altogether ridiculous idea he “discovered” a land already inhabited for eons and wrought genocide against its population.

Peoples indigenous to that land have since been forced to battle an equally brutal government for the right to simply exist. Centuries of exploitation and genocide have corralled these original inhabitants into (in many cases) arbitrary areas politely termed “reservations” — but are decidedly more akin to 1930’s German ghettos.

And the government of these so-called ‘United’ States still continues its exploitation, as in its surreptitious alignment with Big Oil to allow construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline which will likely contaminate the Standing Rock Sioux’ drinking water — and that of some 18 million people, all told.

Thanks for nothing, Columbus.

But in light of the stark reality of the conqueror’s brutal legacy, a few shining moments of resistance evidence the power of the indigenous to quash governmental usurpation — as is the innate right of humans anywhere.

Considered most successful of these rebellions is the war led by Red Cloud — the English name of the warrior, statesman, and Oglala Lakota Sioux chief Mahpiua-Luta — against the U.S. military beginning in 1866.

With the discovery of gold in northern Wyoming and southern Montana in the early 1860’s came the need for a route for miners and European settlers advancing west and north — but the simplest route traversed the Powder River country already set aside by the government as hunting territory for the Northern Cheyenne, Arapaho, and several of the seven bands of Lakota.

John Bozeman, despite warnings against incursions into Native American lands, blazed a trail along a path long used by indigenous peoples through the Powder River Basin — a less arduous route than one to the west that didn’t trespass into designated Native lands.

This path came to be named the Bozeman Trail — and the government’s quest to protect the European invaders who wished to travel it led to a bloody and decisive victory by Red Cloud and his allies.

After Col. John M. Chivington needlessly massacred an estimated 150 Arapaho and Cheyenne men, women, and children in 1864 in Colorado Territory at a peaceful camp on Sand Creek, survivors fled north to the same Powder River country, attacking white settlers along their way.

WyoHistory.org writes:

“Early in 1865, bands of the Cheyenne, Oglala Lakota and Arapaho tribes set up huge camps on the Tongue and Powder rivers in northern Wyoming. That summer, thousands of warriors moved south and on July 26, 1865 attacked Platte Bridge Station, an army post where the emigrant road crossed the North Platte, and killed 26 men. Among them were Lt. Caspar W. Collins, for whom the city of Casper, Wyo., is named.”

To protect the settlers and miners traversing the Bozeman Trail to Montana Territory gold mines, the U.S. military initiated the euphemistically-titled 1865 Powder River Expedition headed by District of the Plains Commander Brig. Gen. Patrick Connor as a brute force method of quelling the tribes.

“A second column, led by Col. Samuel Walker, made its way east of the Powder River toward Montana, and the third, led by Col. Nelson Cole, crossed Nebraska Territory and met up with Walker north of the Black Hills. Walker’s and Cole’s men suffered from terrible weather, dying animals, confusion in the badlands and demoralization, and limped into Fort Connor as ‘the sorriest army ever seen in Wyoming,’ according to historian T. A. Larson,” WyoHistory.org continues.

Those three columns consisted of around 2,675 men whom the government forced to wear outdated and insufficient uniforms leftover from the Civil War. This bedraggled bunch came under attack and generally failed to accomplish any decisive victories against their Arapaho and Lakota rivals, although its efforts succeeded in solidifying Native resistance.

By autumn 1865, the U.S. government attempted several treaties with Cheyenne, Arapaho, and Lakota leaders — but many, including Red Cloud, refused to negotiate, much less sign, any monetary agreements to allow settlers safe passage through the Bozeman Trail and Powder River Basin.

Amid ongoing treaty negotiations, the U.S. War Department deployed 700 troops and hundreds of their family members and civilian contractors headed by Col. Henry B. Carrington to the river basin in 1866 — though they were poorly equipped to handle the terrain, weather, and the highly skilled opposition.

Carrington founded Fort Phil Kearney on the Little Piney Creek and then moved on to do the same further north,leaving behind enough men to finish construction.

“In December, a band of Oglala and Minniconjou Lakota warriors led by Red Cloud, Crazy Horse and High-Back-Bone lured Captain W. J. Fetterman over a rise near Fort Phil Kearny and into a trap. Within half an hour, Fetterman and all 80 of his men were dead.”

Fort Phil Kearney and areas nearby came under successful attack by Red Cloud and his warriors in subsequent months. Eventually, the military provided faster-firing ‘breech-loading’ rifles for the fort’s troops, who then managed to better stave off attacks from the Native warriors.

But the government, more concerned with protecting construction of the transcontinental railroad, realized keeping troops positioned to guard the Bozeman Trail would deflect too much manpower — and once again summoned Red Cloud to the negotiating table at Fort Laramie in 1868.

Red Cloud again refused to meet with the so-called peace commissioners until the military abandoned Fort Phil Kearney and two others in the Powder River Basin. Left without viable options and the need to move troops elsewhere, the Army evacuated and regrouped at Fort Laramie — leaving Red Cloud, the Lakota Sioux, the Cheyenne, and Arapaho the clear victors in the war.

As the Army withdrew from the forts, the warriors quickly burned them to the ground.

In November, Red Cloud finally arrived and signed the Treaty of Fort Laramie, which created the Great Sioux Reservation, encompassing all of South Dakota west of the Missouri River and included the Black Hills — the exact area in which the Standing Rock Sioux are now forced to resist in order to protect their drinking water from Big Oil.

Sourced from: https://www.sott.net/article/330714-Celebrate-Columbus-Day-by-remembering-the-only-Native-American-to-defeat-the-Federal-government-in-war

The Power Of The Divine Feminine

Posted by angelstoyou, 10/08/2016

By C. Ara Campbell

The divine feminine is the creative force that is within all things and all people, including the masculine. It is the nourishing, powerful, life giving energy of love, compassion, of peace and of transformation.

It is a deep well of ancient knowing, with roots that stretch back through time itself.

It is a returning to the natural world the natural cycles and to the heartbeat of this planet. It is mirrored in the ebb and flow of the earth and is an honoring of these tides.

Connection to the feminine is tapping into a deep allowing, a big yes and a surrender into the wild magic and sacred mystery of the universe.
It’s a trusting into our own natural rhythms, and our cycles.

As we embrace the divine feminine, we find an awakening to all the parts of ourselves that have remained hidden, a deeper connection to our feelings, our emotions, our pleasures, and our bodies.

The feminine is very much a guide to the deeper parts of ourselves and in connecting to her we open ourselves to the mysteries within ourselves. We open to the parts of ourselves that we had been previously taught should remain closed.

The divine feminine to me is a sacred embodiment of personal authentic truth, a bare and raw look deep within at our own deep knowing, our magic and feminine wisdom. It’s an allowing to the primal, wild raw parts of our nature and the flowing, calm and soothing energies as well.

It’s an opening to all that we are without needing to define it. It’s an allowing that each of us embodies Her in different and uniquely amazing ways and there is no one way to be the divine feminine, but an infinite amount of expressions.

When we tap into the feminine, one of her aspects is rebirth, and in this way we have deep power to move through our own transformation processes and heal our wounds. The feminine is deeply nourishing and nurturing and has the ability to transform.

The feminine force is one of connection, to ourselves and others. Its not a segregated energy but an inclusive one. It’s not about hiding its about opening and revealing. Its a deep dive into the great mystery.

There are so many expressions of the divine feminine just like the faces that the goddess wears in mythology. She can be the life and grain giving Demeter or she can be world altering fiery Kali. The feminine is both fierce protector and care giving mother. She is a double edged sword of creation and destruction.

The divine feminine isn’t about fitting into the boxes that we have been taught that women need to be, its breaking the barriers on these and really flowing to the edges of our truthful authentic expression of all that we are.

We have limitless faces, goddesses and archetypes, and yet with the patriarchal chains we’re told we can only be these certain labels. The feminine is about freedom its about embracing the unfolding and being present with what occurs organically for us in this moment.

The reemergence of the divine feminine is also a benefit to the masculine. When we tap back into the mystery of the divine feminine and bring it back to a place of reverence, this opens a place of allowing within the masculine as well to explore their own inner wisdom and ancient knowing in a much deeper way.

We each of us has masculine and feminine within, each of us in different measure and expression. The re-connection to the feminine creates a portal for the masculine to be able to connect deeper with not only his feminine expression, but the masculine as well.

The patriarchal boxes that defined the feminine for thousands of years has also tainted the masculine. In this deeper allowing, they are able to dive deeper past the boxes that were created to fit them and to explore what it means for them to embody the masculine.

It is a homecoming for both men and for women. It’s moving with the flow of a more creative and organic life, a more embodied and connected way of being. The masculine was born from the womb of the feminine so you can’t have one without the other. We’re interwoven and eternally connected, both within ourselves and externally.

The divine feminine is an opening to truth and authenticity for everyone. When the feminine is denied, its like denying life itself.

To plug back into the feminine is plugging back into the primal creative force of the universe.

The feminine returning to a place of reverence nourishes the whole planet.

© C. Ara Campbell

Sourced from: http://www.lovehaswon.org/love-blogs/the-power-of-the-divine-feminine

US elections to be cancelled and war crimes tribunals to be held Pentagon and CIA sources say

Editor’s note: I follow this intel at times and am on the fence as far as how accurate it is.  Is it simply more propaganda or factual?  I don’t know.  However I decided to post this one as I began to feel back in January of this year that something was going to happen with this election – that either there wouldn’t be one, it would be postponed or something would happen that would put a big ‘ole wrench in it.  It is a feeling that has not left me.  Months later, I began to see other hints here and there as to something similar.  I also follow James Gilliland at ECETI and recently, Winston Shrout.  James sent out a brief e-mail linking this article below while saying Spiritual Sources as well as Winston Shrout have been saying the same.  So there ya go folks.  As for myself and how I arrived at this conclusion – I had no intel – other than my own intuition.

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The US Presidential election due for November 8th will be cancelled and instead there will be war crimes tribunals held, sources in both the Pentagon and the CIA say. The excuse for cancelling the election will be the resignation of one of the presidential candiates, the CIA sources say.

Here is the raw intel from the CIA:

“There is now a 90% probability that the elections will be postponed.” 

I asked my contact in DC why? His answer was: 

“You can’t have an election with one candidate”

I asked him which one will be removed. His reply was:

“I am not allowed to tell you, let’s just say that Obama will make the announcement very soon.”

The Pentagon sources, for their part, say “The 911 law will push Saudi Arabia to expose Israel, Bandar bin Sultan and the Bush cabal behind 911 and will lead to a real truth commission and a war crimes tribunal.”

Since it is only a few weeks before the election, it will not be long before we see if these predictions come to pass.

In any case, the data dump of over one million documents revealing the extensive crimes of the Clinton Foundation make it clear there is a powerful faction within the military industrial complex that is fighting to overthrow the Khazarian mafia. That is because such a data dump cannot be carried out by individual hackers and requires a governmental organization with access to high level  computer systems. At the same time, the fact the corporate media and net giants like Google are censoring this data makes it clear the owners of the big corporations (Bush/Clinton/Rockefeller/Rothschild etc.) are in battle against white hats in the military and the agencies.

No matter what though, the Khazarians are not going be able to murder themselves out of trouble this time because too many people are now aware of them and their crimes. That does not mean they will not try though.

Bill Clinton, who is close to death from HIV, recently issued a death threat against this writer and Neil Keenan. The signs are that Neil Keenan has already been murdered. Although he used contact this writer regularly on Skype, the current person pretending to be Neil Keenan on Skype is unable to answer a simple question that only the real Neil would know the answer too. Furthermore, the Neil Keenan website is now promoting Bush/Clinton mafia con jobs like the Zimbabwe currency scam. Revenge for Keenan’s death will be comprehensive and thorough, White Dragon Society sources promise.

Furthermore, if this writer is killed, you can be sure the entire 13 ruling bloodlines will be wiped out going back 5 generations to the founding of the Federal Reserve Board.

http://wakingtimesmedia.com/13-families-rule-world-shadow-forces-behind-nwo/

The families must think hard if they are willing to sacrifice the entire tree just to try in vain to save a rotten branch.

In any case, the Bush/Clinton/Rockefeller branch of the Khazarian mafia is now desperate for money. The recent Hurricane Mathew scam (the hurricane only existed in Khazarian mafia controlled media, not in the real world) was carried out do that the Khazarian mafia could make some money by short selling stocks in insurance companies, CIA sources say. “Follow the money, it is the same as the shorting of airline stocks before 911,” one CIA source says. The perpetrators of this fraud have been identified and will face long overdue justice soon, the sources say.

Pentagon sources say that the end of the Chinese National Day Golden Week holiday and the end of the October 3-9th World Bank and IMF annual meeting, together with ongoing, systematic “cabal terminations,” should propel big moves towards the new financial system starting this week. It is also worth noting that the upcoming October 16th full moon is known as the “Hunter’s moon,” and it is open season on murderous Khazarian gangsters, the sources say.

There also appears to be some sort of hit campaign going on in relation to North Korea. Sources in Japanese right wing organizations say that the top North Korean agent in Japan was fatally poisoned recently by a “CIA female agent” who “appeared to be just an ordinary Japanese woman.” Another source Japanese right wing source says North Korean strongman Kim Jong Un has also been killed.

CIA sources in Asia confirm this and say “Kim Jong Un has been replaced with a double, who is now under our control. The original went way off the reservation and had to be removed.”

This news report, for its part, says China is planning “decapitation strikes” against North Korea.

https://sputniknews.com/asia/20161008/1046141876/china-decapitation-strike-north-korea.html

That may no longer be necessary.

Other sources, meanwhile, provided evidence to this writer that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is a Bush agent. Dr. Michael Meiring, who later changed his name to Dr. Michael Van de Meer, claimed in a video recorded before his death that Duterte, at the time mayor of Davao city, planted the bomb that blew off his legs and that he did so on the orders of George Bush Sr.

Continue Reading at …. http://benjaminfulford.net/2016/10/10/us-elections-to-be-cancelled-and-war-crimes-tribunals-to-be-held-pentagon-and-cia-sources-say/

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India Just Hit A Massive Milestone, And The Entire World Should Take Note

by Leah Kirts

September 12, 2016

Go to a grocery store in the U.S. and you’ll likely find a small area of the produce section marked “organic,” where the options are pricey and scant compared to the “regular” AKA conventionally produced section. Now, go to India, and you’ll find an entire state growing only organic produce. That’s right: every farm, every field, every vegetable.

Home to more organic farmers than any other country in the world, India now boasts the first state to receive 100 percent organic certification. Small but mighty, all 75,000 hectares of farmland in Sikkim and its 66,000 farmers have sworn off GMOs, pesticides, and chemical fertilizers.

This would be an amazing feat in any U.S. state, where consumers are already willing to pay a premium for organic produce, data from the USDA shows. But in India, the concept of organic certification is still pretty new and has yet to gain strong consumer support.

Going fully organic was a massive milestone,” Food Radio Project’s Amrita Gupta reports. “But now Sikkim has to learn how to market that produce, and as they do, the rest of India is learning right along with them.”

India’s restrictions would have cost Monsanto millions of dollars worth of lost profits each year.

Growing crops with little to no inputs and using reproductive seeds dates back centuries in India, but the added value of an organic label is proving to be a learning curve for its consumers. Sikkim is a living case study for the Indian government, and its success or failure will prove whether or not statewide organic production is reproducable in larger states.

The milestone of going fully organic comes thirteen years after the Sikkim Organic Mission set forth its Action Plan of 2003, through which it has gradually removed subsidies for chemical fertilizers and pesticides, increased the integration of organic farming resources, and purchased organic certification for Sikkim’s farmers, saving them 33,000 rupees each (or approximately $495).

The farmers in Sikkim are mostly small-scale, subsistence farmers whose plots average four hectares or less, where the landscape is hilly—neither ideal for the large-scale monocropping of conventional agriculture. Though labor-intensive, much of organic agriculture is cost-effective: farmers don’t need expensive GMO seeds nor the synthetic inputs they require. The annual expense of certification is often their biggest hurdle, along with the risks of entering a new field (quite literally).

In the U.S., the cost of organic certification varies, but averages $1,000. The USDA’s cost-share program covers up to $750 of farmers’ expenses, but yearly dues to maintain certification and fund inspections must be paid in order to remain organic. It’s unclear if, or for how long, the Indian government will be able to subsidize its organic farmers’ certification costs, and if it’s an expense that could be covered in larger states with many more farmers.

Going fully organic was a massive milestone.

If the tide is slow to change inside of India’s borders, exporting produce to nearby countries where organic consumption is booming might be the next best option, though not without its own set of hurdles. Located in the remote North, the small state of Sikkim currently lacks the infrastructure needed to expand its organic market; it is landlocked and far from large roads, and doesn’t yet have a cold storage chain or distribution centers needed for expanding sales in distant markets—which can take many days of travel to reach.

Also, more players are needed in the industry in order to help organic farmers fetch a higher price at the consumer and distribution levels. After all, what’s the point of making the state organic if farmers still have to compete alongside conventional produce without anyone to explain why organic is better in the first place?

Beyond infrastructure, marketing, and retail, farmers are in need of a more intangible form of support. Empowering farmers to feel proud they’re making the switch is so important,” Gupta reports. Some experts in the field are concerned that farmer livelihood could be overshadowed by the organic label. “Somewhere along the way, in the celebration of organic farming practices, we’ve lost sight of the farmers themselves and the difficulties they face.”

The move away from GMOs is also gaining ground through other crops in India. On July 6, Monsanto withdrew an application to sell India its latest version of Bt cotton, a variety of genetically modified cotton seed. Pulling their application was a way for Monsanto, the world’s leading seed producer, to fight back against India’s restriction on how much money Monsanto could charge farmers in royalty fees for using their patented gene technology and seeds. The restrictions would have cost Monsanto millions of dollars worth of lost profits each year. Up until now, India has been the largest buyer of Monsanto seed outside of the U.S., and the largest producer of its cotton, but all of that could change with the decisive governmental shift away from genetically engineered crops and toward an organic future.

In the U.S., the organic industry is still very much in its adolescence. It’s growing nearly four times faster than the entire U.S. food market, earning record-breaking sales each year: $4.2 billion in 2015, according to the Organic Trade Association. The U.S. now holds the third most organic agricultural land in the world, behind Australia and Argentina, at 2.2 million hectares, but it’s still nowhere close to catching up in terms of scale with conventional agriculture, using less than one percent of America’s 370 million hectares of farmland.

While the appetite for organic food still outweighs supply in the U.S., India’s new state of organic fruits and vegetables are ripe and ready; the question is, when will India’s consumers finally be ready to dig in?

Photos via Unsplash 

Sourced from: https://food.good.is/articles/india-organic-state

Media Bias And The Illusion Of Democracy

Ryan Cristian, Conributor
Waking Times

The mainstream media in the US has become a universal joke. Even those who regularly watch a given mainstream channel will openly admit that every channel has obvious bias, and then justify their viewing it by saying,

“but that is why I watch both channels; to hear both sides.”

This has become the common answer to how an American stays informed in this age of blatant pandering and misinformation. What should be shocking to anyone who can stand back and remember the honor bound public service that was originally envisioned, is that the obvious bias has become so pronounced and common place that it is now an accepted part of the process. Many would propose that the news had never lived up to those grandiose idealistic pillars or impartiality and morality that were visualized, and that may indeed be the case, yet that does not change the fact that these men were given a mandate of which they have failed to live up to, and likely never even feigned an attempt at success once the true value was recognized in the ability to sell their interests to the highest bidding corporate sponsor.

The simple concept that a viewer has two politically charged options on television, of which both are openly and fiercely bias to their sponsor’s interests, and that a viewer can then watch both these compromised sides and walk away fully informed, is this country’s biggest misconception. Deep down, most already know this to be a false security, yet do not want to admit it to themselves for fear that the admission would then cast doubt on their entire lifetime of commitment and acceptance of this broken system.

Most continue to participate in this façade because they are falsely led to believe that there are no other options; that this system is the pinnacle of thousands of years of development building toward a better system of democracy. Well sadly that is not the case. This country has not been a democracy for a very long time, and that fact has become quite a bit more pronounced in recent years with the rise of thepolice state, the infiltration of the medical industry, the continual erosion of every American’s constitutional rights, and the defrauding of the election process.

A democracy is defined as:

Government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.

A oligarchy is defined as:

A form of government in which all power is vested in a few persons or in a dominant class or clique; government by the few.

Even to a child, it is quite clear which of these two are being practiced in the US. All one must do is take a look at the non-existent middle class to see that this country is being ruled by an élite run oligarchy; or at the very least, a plutocracy or corporatocracy, both of which more accurately represent what Americans are experiencing in this country.

For all those who only believe something once a scientist is paid to produce the corresponding result, this same conclusion, of the false sense of democracy, was actually reached scientifically by Princeton and Northwestern universities. United Press International reported the study found that:

The U.S. government now represents the rich and powerful, not the average citizen.

In the study, “Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups and Average Citizens,” researchers compared 1,800 different US policies that were put in place by politicians between 1981 and 2002 to the type of policies preferred by the average and wealthy American, or special interest groups. Researchers then concluded that US policies are formed more by special interest groups than by politicians properly representing the will of the general people, including the lower-income class.

“The central point that emerges from our research is that economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policy, while mass-based interest groups and average citizens have little or no independent influence,” the study found.

The study also found:

“When a majority of citizens disagrees with economic elites and/or with organized interests, they generally lose.”

Many forget that this nation was originally founded as a republic, which was supposed to give all the power to the people themselves. If one chooses to over look the rampant voter fraud taking place this year, the disproportionate allotment of super-delegates following the primaries, redistricting or gerrymandering, and the inherent undemocratic process of the electoral college, then a republic has a way of appearing like this country’s style of government. Yet once these are all taken into account, a state in which “supreme power” rests in the hands of a the citizens, does not seem anything like what is seen today.

A republic is defined as:

A state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives chosen directly or indirectly by them.

One can clearly see that this form of government, the form which the nation’s founding fathers set forth to protect the future of American liberty, was originally chosen as the best way to ensure the rights of Americans. As one can clearly see, a republic is not only far from what Americans experience, but quite possibly was never practiced outside of the few idealistic moral bound men who led the charge to American freedom. History has shown that those men were the minority in that historical room, yet they were the dominate voice. Since that time, that voice has faded, and a more sinister and profiteering voice has risen to fill its place.

Media Bias:

*Note from the Editor: Thank you to BestPoliticalVideos for the above video. Despite it’s rousing endorsement of Republican candidate Donald Trump at the end, which neither The Last American Vagabond nor Waking Times, this video is a great example of the blatant lies that are perpetuated, and the wildly unprofessional political bias that goes unchecked, on mainstream television.*

Illusion of Democracy:

*Thank you to MassReport for this excellent video.*

About the Author

Ryan Cristian is the author of website, The Last American Vagabond.

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Hurricane Matthew, The Latest Example Of Global Weather Warfare Desperation

October 3, 2016

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Dane Wigington
geoengineeringwatch.org

Hurricane Matthew is about to decimate specific populations that are already struggling to survive. Is this storm being manipulated by the weather/climate modification programs? Though countless anthropogenic factors have contributed to the rapid warming of our planet, there is no question that global climate engineering/weather warfare is a reality and making an already horrific climate scenario far worse. What agendas might the power structure be carrying out by manipulating and/or exacerbating climate chaos over specific regions and during critical windows of time? Is mass distraction from US/NATO fueled Middle East and European mayhem one of the objectives being provided by the climate engineers and hurricane “Matthew”? All available data indicates the geoengineers have been actively suppressing cyclones in the Atlantic basin for at least a decade. Why has “Matthew” been at minimum allowed to strengthen? Was the unexpected 90 degree northward turn of this storm a natural occurrence? Or was this course alteration the result of geoengineering, ionosphere heaters, and atmospheric aerosol spraying? What other objectives might also be in the balance? There has been an over 11 year hurricane drought in the US regarding major hurricane landfalls and that drought persists. Though many sources tried to claim that Hurricane “Hermine” ended the anomalous hurricane drought for the US, this is not true, as “Hermine” was barely a category 1 hurricane, and even then only for an extremely short period just prior to landfall. “Hermine” DID NOT end the major hurricane landfall drought in the US. How can the US be spared the record major hurricane impacts that are pounding so many locations in other parts of the world? Because the largest military in the world (the US military) is at the head of massive climate intervention programs that are nothing short of weather warfare. Though some might claim that cyclone suppression for the us (that, again,  has gone on for over 11 years) is beneficial (and therefore should be embraced), this very suppression contributes to even more overall heat buildup in the climate system and thus eventually even more hurricanes of even greater strength. This must also be considered, ALL forms of climate engineering involve the use of highly toxic materials that quickly descend through the breathable air column and are, therefore, inhaled and absorbed by all life forms.

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Geoengineering/solar radiation management programs are highly visible in skies all over the world. Photo credit: Dirk Poole

Again, about hurricane “Matthew”, why is it being allowed to strengthen (or possibly even being augmented by the weather makers)  when the climate engineers have patented hurricane suppression technology to suppress this storm? There are likely many agendas being carried out with “Matthew”(including providing a timely distraction from the US push toward WWlll), but as already stated, cyclones provide cooling and ocean mixing for our rapidly warming planet. So long as the weather makers can steer this highly destructive cyclone over regions and populations that are not of interest or concern to the US military powers (or over regions where the destruction might even provide opportunities for US military occupations to be carried out under the pretext of “humanitarian aid”), then the cyclones are allowed to spin up and strengthen. The “moisture pump” effect of this cyclone as it is steered northward (while possibly being prevented from making a landfall on the US east coast and thus the military ports based there) will also provide some temporary cooling for the record warm oceans and for the East Coast. But at what cost does the hurricane manipulation come in regard to the planet as a whole? As Matthew approaches the US, the bombardment of aerosol spraying occurring over the storm will likely increase dramatically. The climate engineers will likely try to weaken the storm to create the largest expanse of aerosolized sun blocking cloud canopy possible (SRM operations), and, again, possibly to keep the storm from actually making landfall on the US east coast. This being said, in the end, we can’t know the full agenda of those behind the levers of power and thus we cannot say with certainty how they will attempt to manipulate this storm in the coming days.

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Hurricane Matthew has gone through very anomalous phases where it almost appears to be a twin cyclone on radar images as the core was divided.

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“Matthew” has even transitioned through phases where there were actually 3 major zones of convection.

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The forecast map above shows the original projected path of Hurricane Matthew.

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Hurricane Matthew’s new projected path as of 10/3/16, a near 90 degree northerly turn from the original projected path.

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The photo above was taken on 10-2-16 near the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince (photo: AFP)

Haiti is a country of immense struggle and crisis, much of it fueled and exacerbated by outside influences. The Haitian people already have good reason to feel angst and anger toward western powers, how much more anger would they feel if they knew about the ongoing climate engineering/weather warfare operations? How many countries around the globe have had to endure engineered climate catastrophes which then led to military occupation under the pretext of “humanitarian aid”? When countries do not cooperate with the agenda of the western power structure, are they then made the victims of weather warfare?

The planet’s climate system is aggressively being used as a weapon of war, conquest, and control. As power structure becomes more desperate (due to unfolding global scenarios), they will likely become rapidly more aggressive with weather warfare operations. The global geoengineering/weather warfare assault is the greatest and most immediate threat to life on Earth short of nuclear cataclysm. All are needed to help with the most critical battle to expose and halt the ongoing climate engineering insanity, make your voice heard.
DW

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