The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) acknowledged for the first time on Thursday that three of the nation’s most-used neonicotinoid pesticides pose significant risks to commercial honey bees. But in a second decision, which represents a deep bow to the pesticide industry, the agency refused to restrict the use of any leading bee-killing pesticides despite broad evidence of their well-established role in alarming declines of pollinators.
.@CenterForBioDiv thanks @USFWS for protecting bumble bee, urges @EPA to reign in bee-killing pesticides, save bees. https://t.co/8yuX1DVzBY
The EPA analysis indicates that honey bees can be harmed by the widely-used pesticides clothianidin, thiamethoxam and dinetofuran. The agency also released an updated assessment for a fourth leading neonicotinoid—imidacloprid—showing that in addition to harms to pollinators identified last year, the pesticide can also harm aquatic insects.
Yet on the same day the EPA revealed the dangers these pesticides pose to pollinators, it reversed course and backed away from a proposed rule to place limited restrictions on use of the bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides when commercial honey bees are present in a field. Instead, the agency announced voluntary guidelines that impose no mandatory use restrictions.
In one of the largest organized marches in the history of the world, tens of millions of Shia Muslims made an incredibly heartening statement, by risking their lives to travel through war-stricken areas to openly defy ISIS. This massive event that would have undoubtedly helped to ease tensions in the West was almost entirely ignored by corporate media.
Women, men, elderly, and children made their way to the city of Karbala on Sunday and Monday last week for the holy day of Arbaeen. Arbaeen is the event which marks the end of the 40-day mourning period following Ashura, the religious ritual that commemorates the death of the Prophet Mohammad’s grandson Imam Hussein in 680 AD.
As the Independent reports, massive crowds paid homage to the shrines of Imam Hussein and his half-brother Abbas in Karbala, where they were killed in a revolt against the Umayyad ruler Yazeed in the 7th century AD when they refused to pledge allegiance to Yazeed’s Umayyad caliphate.
Registering only as a blip on the Independent, this most amazing feat was conducted in spite of ISIS, as well as the sacred annual pilgrimage.
As the UK paper notes, the march comes as nearly 80 people, many of them pilgrims returning from commemorating Arbaeen in Karbala, were killed in the latest Isis attack in the area.
Isis has declared Shia Muslims apostates and targeted them in its bloody campaign to establish a hardline caliphate across Iraq and Syria, according to the Independent.
The brave men, women, and children marched on, knowing that an ISIS suicide bomber had just struck near Karbala the week prior.
In recent years, this march has taken on a dual purpose. Where it was once a march for Arbaeen, it now also encompasses the Shia resistance and protest against ISIS terrorists.
Something is definitely not right about Antarctica.
I watched some tubes regarding the matter and it is indeed very intriguing.
I have not jumped to any conclusion yet, but will of course if I reach any, post it.
I do not subscribe to the Flat Earth Theory as mentioned in another post, I see it as a diversion. At some point people who are more knowledgeable in that area concluded the Flat Earth Theory was a CIA construct, I agree on that point of view.
I am also aware of the Nazi´s building bases and other constructions during WW2. Maybe they did that, because there was something else there already.
I find it very, very suspicious and obvioulsy a contradiction to the Powers That Be concept of an open society, that most of the problematic areas, pyramids, entrances are blurred out – so there is beyond any resonable doubt something we are not suposed to know.
How the Israeli prime minister’s scandal could spoil what should be his perfect political moment
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL—These should be a heady days for Benjamin Netanyahu. Over the past year, the prime minister of Israel’s savvy political maneuvers both expanded his coalition and undermined his opposition. The Knesset recently passed an unusual two-year budget, which buys him a long period of political calm. And for the first time in his 11 years as prime minister, he now has a Republican counterpart in Washington who seems to support his government without reservation. Instead, he finds himself at perhaps his most politically vulnerable.
This month, investigators from the national police anti-fraud unit questioned Netanyahu twice at his Jerusalem residence over his alleged acceptance of tens of thousands of dollars in gifts—cigars, suits, and the like—from wealthy businessmen. One of those accused was Hollywood mogul Arnon Milchan (producer of Pretty Woman and other hit films), who was alleged to have sought the prime minister’s help in securing a long-term U.S. visa. Netanyahu, according to his lawyer Ya’akov Weinroth, insisted that these were simply gifts between friends, and denied any charge of a quid pro quo. Investigators have said they will soon pay him a third visit. But fallout from the corruption investigation could ultimately see Netanyahu ousted, and perhaps even prosecuted. A few commentators have likened Netanyahu to a Moses figure dying on Trump’s doorstep after eight years spent wandering in the Obama desert.
Netanyahu is Israel’s second-longest serving prime minister, and he has already announced plans to run for a fifth term in 2019. He has spent years elevating loyalists to key positions and consolidating control of the government: at one point last year, he held four separate cabinet posts. And yet these very efforts—and in particular his fixation on the Israeli media—may also have sown the seeds for his own downfall.[more…]
Nice to see the worlds criminals starting to drop like flies.
Obama’s legacy is measured in ashes. From wars of aggression to a police state on steroids, banking bailouts and Obamacare, Obama has been the perfect captain to carry the New World Order football further down the field. But as Americans prepare for a new liner to be placed in their gilded bird cage, today we remember how the Deep State tricked the public in 2008 by giving them what they thought they wanted.
Liberal supporters of Israel have traditionally operated on a political binary that runs along 1967 armistice lines — the Green Line — separating the Occupied Palestinians Territories from Israel. Though Israel enjoys no internationally recognized border between itself and Palestine, refusing to even produce a map proposing any such borders in peace negotiations, the border in the liberal Zionist imagination is firmly established. According to Peter Beinart, the widely published liberal Zionist pundit, Israel-Palestine is divided between a “Democratic Israel”representing Israel inside the Green Line, and “nondemocratic Israel,” signifying Israeli military control over the Palestinian West Bank. In Beinart’s view, if Israel allowed Palestinians to establish a state in the West Bank (he curiously omits the Gaza Strip), it would consolidate its identity as a liberal democracy.
There is just one problem with this fantastical vision. Some twenty percent of Israel’s citizens are Palestinians, and none of them enjoy a modicum of legal or political equality. Institutional discrimination is particularly acute in the Negev Desert, inhabited by 80,000 Bedouin citizens of Israel whose communities and homes have been declared “illegal” by the self-proclaimed Jewish state. They are considered a demographic threat, and even an occupying entity. Thus plans have been put into place to “concentrate” the Bedouin in special development towns after their communities are demolished and replaced with exclusively Jewish ones.
“The United States had its Manifest Destiny in the West. For Israel, that land is the Negev,” said Ron Lauder, a cosmetics fortune heir and top pro-Israel donor who is central in financing colonization projects in the Negev.
Scenes of brutal settler-colonialism were on full display in Umm Al-Hiran this week, a village of indigenous Bedouin Palestinians in the Negev Desert. The residents of this village are Israeli citizens, but their homes have been declared “illegal” by the state. Nearby, a group of religious nationalist Jewish settlers has been waiting to move into the plots that have been cleared of the ruins of Bedouin homes, and establish the exclusively Jewish town of Hiran. This January 17, bulldozers from the Israeli Land Authority moved in on Umm Al-Hiran and demolished several homes, beginning a process of ethnic cleansing that has long been in the works.
THE TIME TRAVEL OF JOHN TITOR – From year 2036
Source – Jsnip4.
I hope you enjoy your journey with John Titor.
Although there is debate over the exact date it started, on November 02, 2000, a person calling themselves Timetravel, and later John Titor, started posting on a public forum that he was a time traveler from the year 2036.
One of the first things he did was post pictures of his time machine and its operations manual. As the weeks went by, more and more people began questioning him about why he was here, the physics of time travel and his thoughts about our time. He also posted on other forums including the now non-existent Art Bell site. In his posts John Titor entertained, angered, frightened and even belittled those who engaged him in conversation.
On March 21, 2001, John Titor told us he would be leaving our and returning to 2036. After that, he was never heard from again. Speculation and investigation about who John Titor was and why he was online continues to this day.
Although it may be easy to dismiss all this as science fiction, most people who read his posts agree that there is something very haunting about John Titor and what he said. In addition, and open to more debate, he also made a series of predictions and comments that eerily seem to be coming true.
Unfortunately, I never spoke directly to John Titor but there are many out there who have and continue to wonder about their experience. As you get deeper and deeper into the story, you will find his posts, links to other sites about him, downloads and speculative information attributed to him after he left. I have taken the posts and organized them by date and subject. My editorial work is copyrighted but the unedited posts and the people who experienced it are in the public domain can be found on other sites listed inside.
As you read, please try to keep two things in mind:
1. John appeared to answer nearly every question that was asked of him over the 4-month period he was online. Because of that, many people neglected to read the previous posts and asked similar or exact questions he had already answered. It may offer a glimpse of what a time traveler goes through when having the same conversation again and again.
2. These posts were written before 911, the Discovery accident and the second gulf war. Many people believe John may have known of these events and dropped clues without actually referring to them. It’s also widely agreed that he made several predictions about future physics discoveries that have materialized as he stated.
I have included a guest book where you may leave your comments. I will endeavor to respond to any questions you have based on my work.
Unshaken by a blessing from Pope Francis, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has hit back at priests and bishops critical of his war on drugs, accusing clergymen of homosexuality, child molesting, hypocrisy and corruption. “You asked for it,” he said.
“You expose me, fine. I expose you. Why? When you commit mistakes it’s OK, but when we do, no? Bullshit. That’s stupid,” the president said during a speech to newly-promoted police officers at Malacañan on Thursday.
Duterte, who revealed in 2015 that he was molested by a priest when he was young in an act of “sexual awakening,” but did not file a complaint for fear of “what would happen,” said Catholic priests had their skeletons in the closet.
“You asked for it. If you want a showdown, then let’s have a showdown. You mend your ways. If you cannot even give justice to the small boys that you have molested in the past, you do not have that moral ascendancy to lecture [me] on what to do. Sanctity of life? You’re enjoying your worth,” he said, as quoted by The Philippine Star.
“When we were young, I talked to cabinet members. When we were making confessions to you, we were being molested,” he added.
As if this wasn’t enough, Duterte mentioning alleged homosexual acts taking place inside seminaries.
“What will you do with the homosexuality in your seminaries? What have you done to the children there?… Mga le**e kayo [You fools],” he said.
“You are in palaces while your faithful are in squatters areas and then you talk about sanctity? Look at your mirror.
“What is your moral ascendancy in the Philippines? Religion? What is the meaning of it? You do not help us. You just keep on talking,” he added in Tagalog.
Last week Duterte banned a number of X-rated websites in the country as part of a crackdown on child pornography. Sites including Pornhub and XVIDEOS are now reportedly inaccessible.
Jan. 28 was the 2nd anniversary of the first light demonstration they did.
Randall said their goal is to go commercial and dominate the renewable energy sector, with a technology that produces no pollution of any kind, and which could be fitted to all forms of power need, including transportation, with no subsidies required to be economically feasible. He later said that the smallest it could be scaled to would be 25 kW. So other technologies like Orbo and ADGEX, will still be needed to power our portable devices without external re-charge required. But overall, Randall predicted that their solution has the capacity to solve the planet’s long-term energy needs.
He talked about the core science behind their technology, which is the “hydrino,” which makes up the dark matter of the universe. If I understand right, regular hydrogen is a higher energy form, and the hydrino is the lower energy form. BrLP uses water as the fuel source, which is stable, and inert, and converts this into the hydrino form, which liberates a very bright light, which can then be harnessed by concentrated solar PV panels. (Off-the-shelf technology, already developed, and being improved.)
“Sun in a box,” he called it. But that is actually an understatement, as the intensity of the light is the equivalent of 1000 suns. They’ve gotten it as high as 10,000 suns, or ~36 million watts per square centimeter. Generally speaking, using the BrLP process, “100 gallons of gasoline is roughly equivalent to the power of 1 gallon of water.”
The problem, which they have solved, is that the frequency range of the BrLP light emission, up in the UV and extreme UV range, is outside of the frequency range that solar panels are designed to harvest. The way they solve this is by emitting onto a black body surface (tungsten or carbon) that captures that energy and radiates in the frequency that the solar panel can harvest in the UVB region (280 nm – 320 nm). That portion of their development was not demonstrated. They were demonstrating the continuous light emission, without the blackbody absorber and solar PV panel present.
Randall said that their theory is supported by classical physics, but they take it to the next level by explaining the nature of the electron. Their model, therefore, has applications not just in their BrLP energy modality, but in all molecular modelling, as their “electron orbitsphere” gives better shape to the atoms that make up molecules, better predicting their size and bond angles.
The shift of the hydrogen to hydrino is an energy-accepting reaction, in which the energy transfer drops the electron to a smaller radius, forming a more stable H atom. He said that 99% of hydrogen in the universe is in the hydrino form. He also said that this hydrino has been identified clearly by more than twelve analytical tests.
A question I would have for him is if there is some process in nature, whether here on earth, or on the Sun, or somewhere that it would make the necessary “cycle of nature” closed, so that the hydrinos that the BrLP process is creating, by consuming the higher-energy form of H, are cycled back to the higher-energy form, so we don’t run into a “peak H” dilemma. Maybe he’s addressed that already. Let us know in the comments below.
A second problem that they faced and have overcome was that for this process to be feasible, they had to achieve a reaction rate of at least 1000 cycles/second. The previous method they had tried, of using counter-rotating discs, chewed up the discs.
In the demonstration on the 28th, the rate was 2000x/second. Someone asked what the sound was that we could hear. Randall responded something to the effect: “The frequency of the rate of reaction.” This is accomplished by running the stream of molten silver up between the electrodes, via an electromagnetic (EM) pump, which is solid state. (EM pumps are off-the shelf technology.) The molten and vaporized silver accumulate back in the bottom of the chamber where they can be pumped up again. He said that this method is capable of rates up to 10,000x/second. In the Q&A, Randall told me that there is only about $250 worth of silver in one module.
“She will look at me, smile and say ‘mama.’ And that is a gift that gives me a feeling I will never be able to describe.”
In the age of medical cannabis enlightenment, Colorado is becoming a place where miracles happen. The story of ‘Super Nova’ represents the hope, challenges and lives transformed of parents desperately seeking to heal their suffering children – in a state where nascent freedom battles the entrenched forces of oppression.
The Free Thought Project obtained an exclusive interview with the mother of Nova, a beautiful 5-year-old girl born with a very rare condition called Schizencephaly. Nova’s mother, whom we will refer to as Barbara, told us about her journey from Texas to Colorado to save her daughter’s life, and even give her the gift of laughter.
“When Nova was four months old, we got the phone call on a Saturday night, from an endocrinologist, asking us if we had a minute to sit down and talk.
My world was flipped upside down when she told me more than half of my child’s brain hadn’t developed during pregnancy. Born without a pituitary gland, legally blind, and with a large unilateral cleft consisting of almost the whole right side of her brain.
She would never sit, walk, talk, and she would most likely suffer from epilepsy. She would have to take growth hormone shots every night in her stomach back and legs, she would have to take thyroid pills and steroids to keep her alive, and while there was a chance she wouldn’t have seizures, they were more likely to happen than not.”
At five months old, the first seizure happened, while Nova’s dad was giving her a bath. It only got worse from there.
“For the next two years, on top of all of her other medical complications, she would suffer from endless seizures of all kinds. She spent many of those days in status epilepticus. Status means that you are in a constant seizure and this is extremely life threatening. If she wasn’t in status, the breaks from having a seizure were few and far in between.
If there was ever a moment I got to see her smile, it was so short lived that it was becoming a challenge to remember what it was like to ever see my daughter happy. By the time she was one, Novaleigh was having over 100 seizures a day.”
The outlook for children with schizencephaly is grim. Some patients are stillborn, others are “not compatible with life” and others succumb to medication-induced organ failure. Barbara has connected with parents of children suffering from this condition, and many have lost the battle.