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le 11 mai 2018

9/11 Mastermind Waterboarded By CIA Has Information To Share About Gina Haspel

And see this - Learn to love your FBI - (Part One)

um... https://www.yahoo.com/news/bizarre-video-rudy-giuliani-dressed-131331510.html

Body found in search for missing Frightened Rabbit singer

Shocking video shows terrified Yemeni children dragged from rubble after Saudi-led bombing (GRAPHIC)
Blasts heard in Damascus amid massive Israeli missile strikes (VIDEO)
Ecuador’s new rules ban Assange from taking visitors and phone calls – WikiLeaks
David Goodall, 104, just took his own life, after making a powerful statement about assisted death
A Teenager Was Left With Second-Degree Burns After Taking Part in The Deodorant Challenge
Bernie Sanders Unveils Bill to Restore Union Power With Vow to End Corporate Bullying of Organized Workers
Opposition To GMOs Is Neither Unscientific Nor Immoral
“Big Pharma Isn’t Looking To Cure You… It Seeks To Own You”
How the reintroduction of beavers to Britain is already helping to reduce soil erosion and pollution
Net Neutrality Gets an Official Death Date—Senate Expected to Save It
Here's How Saudi Arabia Took Donald Trump for a Ride

crazy /eek - yammer

More Flesh-Eating Bacteria

Posted on 2018.05.11 at 13:53


An ancient skin-eating fungus is killing off hundreds of species—and the Korean War may have helped spread it.

A flesh-eating disease is spreading in Australia and officials have no idea how to stop it

Indianapolis woman dies of flesh-eating bacteria 'contracted from hotel hot tub'

Fierce Kitty!

Only when it is too late will they realize.

Posted by peace873 on 2018.05.11 at 14:14
Originally posted by peace873 in so_very_doomed. Reposted by madman101 at 2018-05-11 14:14:00.

Watch the World's Forests Disappear on Google Earth [Mother Jones]

Scientists Confirm World's Oldest Creature...But Kill it Determining Its Age [Breitbart] LOLOL

Global Warming Since 1997 Underestimated by Half [Real Climate]

Bubble and Beyond [Extra Environmentalist] Includes a conversation about "neofeudalism"; I haven't had a chance to listen, but it was recommended to me by jezebel873.

Eating Our Young: The world is spending more on the old and skimping on the young [Newsweek]

Map: These are the cities that climate change will hit first [Washington Post] Dear Miami, you're the first to go.

A 140-Acre Forest Is About to Materialize in the Middle of Detroit [The Atlantic Cities] Only seasoned doomers will get why this is here, but I won't be explaining it.

Emissions of CO2 driving rapid oceans 'acid trip' [BBC]

Capitalism and the Destruction of Life on Earth: Six Theses on Saving the Humans [Truth-Out]

Mainstream economics is in denial: the world has changed [The Guardian]

Russell Brand on revolution: “We no longer have the luxury of tradition” [New Statesman]

Naomi Klein: How science is telling us all to revolt: Is our relentless quest for economic growth killing the planet? Climate scientists have seen the data – and they are coming to some incendiary conclusions. [New Scientist]

And now for some unexpectedly good news:

Majority of red-state Americans believe climate change is real, study shows: Study suggests far-reaching acceptance of climate change in traditionally Republican states such as Texas and Oklahoma [The Guardian] The data is probably deeply flawed.


2 - Senator Wyden Demands Answers from Prison Phone Service Caught Sharing Cellphone Location Data...

- Securus Improperly Collects Data and Shares it with Law Enforcement

Do you use Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, or T-Mobile? If so, your real-time cell phone location data may have been shared with law enforcement without your knowledge or consent.

How could this happen? Well, a company that provides phone services to jails and prisons has been collecting location information on all Americans and sharing it with law enforcement—with little more than a “pinky promise” from the police that they’ve obtained proper legal process.

This week, Sen. Wyden called out that company, Securus Technologies, in a letter to the FCC demanding the agency investigate Securus’s practices. Wyden also sent letters to the major phone carriers asking for an accounting of all the third parties with which they share their customers’ information as well as what they think constitutes customer consent to that sharing.

Wyden called on the carriers to immediately stop sharing data with any and all third parties that have misrepresented customer consent or abused their access to sensitive customer data like real-time location information.

“Women never have a half-hour in all their lives (excepting before or after anybody is up in the house) that they can call their own, without fear of offending or of hurting someone. Why do people sit up so late, or, more rarely, get up so early? Not because the day is not long enough, but because they have 'no time in the day to themselves.' 1852”

Florence Nightingale

More of her quotes HERE. Recommended.

Florence Nightingale was born on May 12, 1820. She was contemporary with the American Transcendentalists and later Abolitionists. Truly one of the first progressive social activists in modern history, she existed for the benefit of the sick, and for the duty to her God. Her story is as gruelling and as rivotting as that of Anne Frank. The movie, "Florence Nightingale," made me cry.

But I have special connection to her. Florence Nightingale has become a kind of patron saint to those who suffer from CFS / ME, and Fibromyalgia. I, myself, started a non-profit organisation in honour of her name. Because she worked so hard during the Crimean war, besieged by toxins and stress and pollution - and because she not only helped those who fell to war, but because she also fell, herself, to an illness resembling today's CFS/ME, Florence Nightingale is now the emblem of CFS advocates everywhere.

May 12 was her birthday - and now May 12 is INTERNATIONAL CFS AWARENESS DAY.

A great hero to me, she exemplifies what can be accomplished through stubborn, dogged persistence in the face of vast social ignorance, doing what one must do SIMPLY BECAUSE IT IS RIGHT. Not for the money. Not for anything else but humanity. What would one gain in a career marketing a new drug, or such, the patent gone with you to the grave, pretty much - versus a career in doing what the deep common love in one's heart demands one do?

We are a pathetic fluff of dust fleeting off and away in a blink. But, oh, within us, despite this dire sentence, there can be genius and love, for what it's worth.

When Corporations Play 'Monopoly,' Consumers Lose

Robert Reich wants you to know about the biggest economic problem you’ve heard almost nothing about—the Monopolization of America—and how it affects what you pay for food and other consumer products.

In his latest video on Facebook, released Sunday and already seen by more than 500,000 viewers, Reich says America’s monopoly problem stems from the “hidden upward redistribution of money and power from the majority of Americans to corporate executives and wealthy shareholders.”

The only way to fix it? Revive antitrust enforcement.

Reich recently visited with Missouri farmers, whose profits have been disappearing. He explains:

Monsanto alone owns the key genetic traits to more than 90 percent of the soybeans planted by farmers in the U.S. and 80 percent of the corn, which means Monsanto can charge farmers much higher prices. And farmers are getting squeezed from the other side too, because the food processors they sell their products to are also consolidating into mega companies that have so much market power they can cut the prices they pay to farmers. This doesn’t mean lower food prices to you, it means more profits to the monopolists.

Reich also takes his video viewers to a grocery store, to point out how it looks as if you have a lot of choices as you cruise the aisles. But when you take a closer look, you see monopolies everywhere.

Did you know that 82 percent of beef packing, 85 percent of soybean processing, 63 percent of pork packing and 53 percent of chicken processing are all controlled by just 10 huge corporations—Tyson, Kraft, Dean Foods, Pepsico, Smithfield, ConAgra Foods, Nestle, General Mills, ABInBev and JBS?

Video ici

Reich also points to products like toothpaste, sunglasses, plastic hangers and cat food. And yep, monopolies there, too.

Bottom line? Massive consolidation has created just a handful of giant corporations that don’t have to compete because they control the marketplace. And that means, as Reich puts it, “they can jack up your prices.”

Which industries are playing “Monopoly?” Big Pharma, health insurers, online travel, cable and internet service are just a few of the industries highlighted by Reich as being able to charge you more because they have little or no competition.

And it’s not just consumers who get gouged—lack of competition keeps wages low, too.

“Workers with less choice of who to work for have a harder time getting a raise,” Reich says. “When local labor markets are dominated by one major big box retailer or one grocery chain, for example, those firms essentially set wage rates for the area.”

As if price-gouging and shafting workers weren’t bad enough, these mega corporations also have a lot of political power. Reich says antitrust laws are supposed to promote fair competition for the benefit of consumers. It was during the Gilded Age that progressive reformer President Teddy Roosevelt successfully used the Sherman Antitrust Act to dismantle trusts, including the Northern Securities Company and Standard Oil.

For the next 65 years, things got better for consumers thanks to the Sherman Antitrust Act. But all that changed in the 1980s when Robert Bork wrote “The Antitrust Paradox,” which criticized the antitrust law and proclaimed trusts to be just fine. Bork’s philosophy was aligned with the conservative Chicago School of Economics and embraced by the Reagan administration.

Since then, Reich says, “antitrust has all but disappeared,” rushing in the new economy, characterized by declining competition and unprecedented consolidation.

“Big techs, sweeping patents, standard platforms, fleets of lawyers to litigate against potential rivals and armies of lobbyists have created formidable barriers to new entrance,” Reich says. As a result, the rate at which new businesses are formed has been slashed by nearly half.

“Big Tech along with the drug, insurance, agriculture and financial giants dominates both are economy and our politics,” Reich says. “It is time to revive antitrust.”

What does this mean for the future of our food? Well, the $62.5-billion Bayer acquisition of Monsanto, now that the European Commission and U.S. Department of Justice have given the green light, is certainly a big step in the wrong direction.

“The monopolistic and criminal histories of Monsanto and Bayer have been well documented,” said Ronnie Cummins, international director of Organic Consumers Association. “Allowing these two companies to merge into the world’s largest seed and pesticide company spells disaster for consumers, for the environment and for farmers who will now have even fewer choices.”

But as Cummins affirms, “The industrial chemical agriculture model—where factory farms and GMO monoculture crops have produced unhealthy food while poisoning the environment and creating a nightmare of superweeds and superbugs—is not the future of food. We will continue to promote an alternative organic regenerative model that truly nourishes the world while restoring the ecosystem."

Check out Regeneration International’s website to learn how you can join the regeneration movement.

Organic Consumers Association is a nonprofit consumer advocacy and grassroots organization. Keep up-to-date with OCA’s news and alerts by signing up for our newsletter.

Australian Red Kangaroo - Macropus rufus

Posted on 2018.05.11 at 22:09
Current Location: Northern Territory - Australia
Originally posted by sirterrywatts. Reposted by madman101 at 2018-05-11 22:09:00.

Today's post is a long overdue one.

It is about the huge Australian red kangaroo and the central desert outback.

One of the most iconic images of Australia is, in fact, the kangaroo. However, when Europe first discovered Australia they had a hard time naming all of the animals out in the outback. The basic kangaroo has many relevant and distant cousins that all look the same, but with slightly differing features. Kangaroos have a long s-shaped spine that is indicative of the QUANTAS logo, smaller wallabies have a tail joint allowing them to be more nimble around the rocks, some roos are built like a bodybuilder and are incredibly powerful, and hence live in the mountain ranges. Then there are kangaroo rats, wallaroos, bettongs, billbies, bandicoots, and much more. However simple it may seem they are all very special and unique to Australia.

Below is a picture of one of the largest kangaroo species in Australia.

You would not want to make one angry.

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