Saturday, April 29, 2017

This new solar-powered device can pull water straight from the desert air



 
 
I do not find this particularly wonderful but it does address water gathering in the worst conditions which you would otherwise avoid.
 
Otherwise the water yield is terribly small and the hardware promising to be expensive.  wrong direction on all counts. Yet a benchmark of sorts.

The real solution is the passive suspended conical net system which harvests many litres at night when the temperature drops.

This new solar-powered device can pull water straight from the desert air

By Robert ServiceApr. 13, 2017 , 2:00 PM


The new water harvester is made of metal organic framework crystals pressed into a thin sheet of copper metal and placed between a solar absorber (above) and a condenser plate (below).

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/04/new-solar-powered-device-can-pull-water-straight-desert-air


You can’t squeeze blood from a stone, but wringing water from the desert sky is now possible, thanks to a new spongelike device that uses sunlight to suck water vapor from air, even in low humidity. The device can produce nearly 3 liters of water per day, and researchers say future versions will be even better. That means homes in the driest parts of the world could soon have a solar-powered appliance capable of delivering all the water they need, offering relief to billions of people.

There are an estimated 13 trillion liters of water floating in the atmosphere at any one time, equivalent to 10% of all of the freshwater in our planet’s lakes and rivers. Over the years, researchers have developed ways to grab a few trickles, such as using fine nets to wick water from fog banks, or power-hungry dehumidifiers to condense it out of the air. But both approaches require either very humid air or far too much electricity to be broadly useful.


To find an all-purpose solution, researchers led by Omar Yaghi, a chemist at the University of California, Berkeley, turned to a family of crystalline powders called metal organic frameworks, or MOFs. Yaghi developed the first MOFs—porous crystals that form continuous 3D networks—more than 20 years ago. The networks assemble in a Tinkertoy-like fashion from metal atoms that act as the hubs and sticklike organic compounds that link the hubs together. By choosing different metals and organics, chemists can dial in the properties of each MOF, controlling what gases bind to them, and how strongly they hold on.



Over the past 2 decades chemists have synthesized more than 20,000 MOFs, each with unique molecule-grabbing properties. For example, Yaghi and others recently designed MOFs that absorb—and later release—methane, making them a type of high-capacity gas tank for natural gas–powered vehicles.


In 2014, Yaghi and his colleagues synthesized a MOF that excelled at absorbing water, even under low-humidity conditions. That led him to reach out to Evelyn Wang, a mechanical engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, with whom he had previously worked on a project to use MOFs in automobile air conditioning. After synthesizing the new zirconium-based MOF, dubbed MOF-801, Yaghi met Wang at MIT and said, “Evelyn we have to come up with a water harvesting device.” She agreed to give it a shot.

Device pulls water from the airAt night setup soaks up water vapor from air, and uses heat from the sun to release it as liquid water during the day.


The system Wang and her students designed consists of a kilogram of dust-sized MOF crystals pressed into a thin sheet of porous copper metal. That sheet is placed between a solar absorber and a condenser plate and positioned inside a chamber. At night the chamber is opened, allowing ambient air to diffuse through the porous MOF and water molecules to stick to its interior surfaces, gathering in groups of eight to form tiny cubic droplets. In the morning, the chamber is closed, and sunlight entering through a window on top of the device then heats up the MOF, which liberates the water droplets and drives them—as vapor—toward the cooler condenser. The temperature difference, as well as the high humidity inside the chamber, causes the vapor to condense as liquid water, which drips into a collector. The setup works so well that it pulls 2.8 liters of water out of the air per day when run continuously, the Berkeley and MIT team reports today in Science.


“It has been a longstanding dream” to harvest water from desert air, says Mercouri Kanatzidis, a chemist at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, who wasn’t involved with the work. “This demonstration … is a significant proof of concept.” It’s also one that Yaghi says has plenty of room for improvement. For starters, zirconium costs $150 a kilogram, making water harvesting devices too expensive to be broadly useful. However, Yaghi says his group has already had early success in designing water-grabbing MOFs that replace zirconium with aluminum, a metal that is 100 times cheaper. That could make future water harvesters cheap enough not only to slake the thirst of people in arid regions, but perhaps even supply water to farmers in the desert.

Why Do General Relativity And Quantum Mechanics Need To Be Unified?


Good description of what we have here.   However as someone who has a deep understanding of relativity and the metrics necessary to unify physics, I am able to make a remarkably simple observation.  
 
It is that the inverse of mathematical infinity as zero fails in our empirical universe.  Understanding just this means that the assumption of a field is a gross error that quickly fails even at the electron level.  Throw out mathematical infinity and you quickly enter a world of hurt with all our theory, not least with Relativity although that at least provides an underlying geometry but quickly gets into trouble with the Schwartzchild solution when it spits out a perfect surface we call a black hole.  That is exactly where empirical infinity reasserts itself.
 
Great work has been done with these tools but they are severely flawed.  My work neatly describes the neutral neutrino as a first movement in our universe and then opens the road for the expansion of our universe as first tier matter.  The expansion rate of the universe varies as the inverse of the number of such  particles in the universe.  This is all based on a three dimensional manifold plausibly embedded in space time geometry.  In this way time is the process of flipping pages and is not itself obviously mathematically continuous.  In this manner we can eliminate mathematical continuity which depends on mathematical infinity except as a handy tool..
 
Why Do General Relativity And Quantum Mechanics Need To Be Unified?

Do General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics even need to be unified? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.


Answer by Viktor T. Toth, IT pro, part-time physicist, on Quora:


https://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2017/04/13/why-do-general-relativity-and-quantum-mechanics-need-to-be-unified/#723bb54d4aa2


Both general relativity and quantum physics describe Nature. We would like to have a description of Nature that is self-consistent. That’s what unification is: a self-consistent framework that works.


From a practical perspective, this unification may never be needed. Quantum field theory works just fine on a curved background. And classical gravitational theory describes that curved background with exquisite precision.


So the issue of unification only comes up when the geometry can no longer be treated as a mere background, or conversely, when the classical theory is no longer accurate. But these circumstances exist (as far as we know) in only two places: the earliest moments of the Big Bang, and the immediate vicinity of singularities hidden behind black hole event horizons.


Everywhere else, a theory called semiclassical gravity works just fine: it uses the so-called expectation value of quantum fields as a source of classical gravity, which in turn determines the curved background for those quantum fields.


So perhaps from a pragmatic perspective, this is all we need, as there will never, ever be an experiment that takes us beyond semiclassical gravity. But even then, it is (philosophically, perhaps) deeply unsatisfying that only such an imperfect marriage exists between the two theories.


And who knows, one day we may find out that the regime of quantum gravity is accessible after all to some clever observations/experiments, in which case the question acquires practical significance. Or conversely, perhaps a unification of the two theories might lead to novel applications, which may even lead to new kinds of engineering.

Walnuts


 http://www.witchipedia.com/herb:walnut


There are several species of walnut trees, each producing a slightly different nut. The fruits themselves are actually a drupe or a stone fruit, the nut is the "stone" inside. The fruit must be fully ripe to release the stone inside. The stone is protected by a hard shell, within which an edible kernal is further protected by an anti-oxidant rich seed coat that protects the oils within the nut from going rancid, allowing it to retain its freshness well after the fruit has become quite unpleasant and removed.

Walnut trees can grow very large, up to 100 feet tall, with a spread of up to 70 feet and can live for 100 years. The compound leaves can contain 20 leaflets

Walnut wood is beautiful, durable and versatile and used for making furniture, cabinets, railings and flooring.

Walnuts in the Garden

Walnut trees can be impressive shade trees, though many find them messy, dropping catkins in the spring and fruit in autumn. Their leaves appear quite late in the season, so they are great for homes that are looking to collect passive solar heat through winter and early spring, but want to be shaded in the heat of summer. These leaves turn yellow in the fall.

Black walnuts secrete chemicals into the soil that prevent competing plants from growing nearby. Unless careful consideration is made for companion plants, one may find their garden plans hampered by this tenancy. On the other hand, if you're not fond of mowing and weeding, a walnut tree might be exactly what you need for that corner of the yard you hope to neglect. Most native american wildflowers and shrubs and many shade-loving plants are tolerant of juglone, but most garden plants, like tomatoes and cabbages will be damaged or killed by the toxin (beans and beets are tolerant).

Walnut is also a wonderful tree for those who enjoy wildlife, as it provides food and shelter for many species.

Walnuts need some extra care when they are young: regular watering and a deep mulch (that doesn't actually touch the bark) help give it a good start.

It takes from 4-10 years for a walnut tree to begin bearing fruit and generally only bear a heavy crop every second year.

Juglans regia English Walnut, Persian Walnut- native to Persia, is the most commonly available walnut as it is pretty easy to shell, travels well and has a good flavor.

Juglans nigra Black Walnut- is native to the United States. It has a stronger flavor than English walnut but it does not shell as easily, so, while it can be found commercially, it is not as popular with commercial growers. This is the tallest walnut species and can grow to 100 feet, but usually 50-75. The fruits grow in clusters. The rind exudes a black dye that can stain the fingers, and is very useful for artists and crafters.

Juglans cinerea Butternut or White Walnut- Native to the Northeastern U.S., grows to about 60 feet tall. Nuts are tasty and oil rich.

Juglans californica California black walnut - Is often use for rootstock for comercially grafted English walnut.

Juglans major Arizona walnut - Native to the American Southwest, this tree is hardiest in drier areas. It is smallish and shrublike, usually about 20 feet tall. Its nuts have thin, hairy husks.

Harvesting and Storing Walnuts

Walnuts will often fall to the ground on their own as they begin to ripen, but you can encourage stragglers by hitting the branches with a pole.

Walnuts should be stored away from light in a cool dry area in a pest-proof container. Temperatures about 86 degrees Farenheight and humidity above 70% encourage the growth of toxin-producing molds. Unshelled walnuts will store longer than shelled walnuts. Refrigerating walnuts will increase their shelf life.

Walnuts in the Kitchen

Walnuts are a nutrient dense source of plant-based protein and fats. They are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and polyphenol antioxidants, B-vitamins, Vitamin E, manganese, copper, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, selenium.

Walnuts add a wonderful touch to baked goods like fruit breads and cakes, and are also tasty on salads. They are also tasty by themselves, raw, toasted, candied or pickled. Walnuts can be ground for nut butter or pressed for walnut oil. Walnut oil has a low smoke point, so it is best used raw, as for salad dressings.

Walnuts can be used as a substitute for pecan in most recipes.

Walnuts for Healing
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Walnuts are a great addition to a healthy diet to maintain overall health. Studies suggest that eating walnuts daily may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, provided the entire diet remains within recommendations for general nutrient intake. (That is, walnuts are high in fat in calories, it is not helpful to increase your fat and calorie intake by eating walnuts but instead eat less of other, less nutritious high fat or calorie foods.)

Walnuts have been used in folk medicine for a variety of conditions for the nervous system and for parasites.

Walnut oil makes a good carrier oil for products for dry or aging skin,

Walnuts in Magick

The walnut tree is sacred to Zeus, Jupiter and Thor and corresponds to the planet Jupiter or (perhaps Sun)and the element Earth, (Or perhaps Fire).

Walnut wood makes wonderful wands and staves for those who use their wand or staff for weather working, abundance, insight, healing, focus, wealth, creativity and motivation. Walnut wood also makes exceptional and beautiful rune stones and spirit boards.

Ink made from walnuts (black walnut produces the darkest color) is wonderful for writing spells on paper and for writing in one's Book of Shadows and for darkening magical tools made from wood.

To make a wish/grow an intention, break open an English walnut and take out the meats and eat them. Write your intention as a positive statement "I am/have thingy" (versus I wish I had, or I will have, or I am not/don't, etc.) on a very small piece of paper. Fold it and tuck it into your walnut shell, close the shell and use glue or wax to seal it. Bury it outside to "grow" your intention. Say it out loud as you plant it. (You can elaborate on this however you like, with suitable oils, incense, candles, chants, etc. suited to your intention.)

You can also use an English walnut shell to create an abundance charm. Crack open the shell and remove the kernel as above. Add small items that correspond to abundance, or the element of Earth or the planet Jupiter or the Sun and anoint it with an abundance oil. Seal with wax or glue and carry it with you or hang it in your home. You can elaborate this spell with any candles, incense, chants, etc. you feel are suitable.

Other uses for Walnuts

Most walnut husks can be oxidized to produce a dark brown or black ink, but black walnut is the best. It produces a deep, rich ink, or dye for fabrics or hair. Both Leonardo da Vinci and Rembrandt used walnut ink.

Finely ground walnut shells can be added to cleansers as an exfoliate.

Warnings

Walnuts and walnut oil should be used with caution or not at all by people who are allergic to other nuts and nut oils.

Hoof problems and respiratory issues have been reported in horses kept close to walnut trees or using walnut wood chips for bedding.

As fallen walnut husks ferment, mold grows and can produce a toxin that can sicken any animals that ingest it. Pick up walnuts that fall quickly if you have dogs and discard any walnuts that show significant rot, in case the toxin has leached into the kernel.

Jesse Jackson Was Key FBI-CIA Operative in Martin Luther King’s Assassination

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A series of assassinations took place over a five year span that all followed the same playbook.  The targets were JFK, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy.  All were political and inconvenient to real people in the CIA and J Edgar Hoover.

It is even more noteworthy that no such thing has happened since with the exception of a deranged  individual here and there we usually hear little off as they are simply thwarted.  Hinckly is part of that spectrum and got closest.  It is clearly not so easy a gig.

The extent of the class of conspirators mentioned here is way too generous as fore knowledge is a very bad idea. I do think that LBJ was provided with a heads up before JFK was assassinated as they needed him to ensure delivery.  He then used the exposed action team to deal with the last three.  Nixon was likely never given the option and so on for any president thereafter.  Then when Reagan came on board he disbanded the whole meme then and there.  This in fact prevented GW Bush from ever using it and that may well have been his wish as well.

The real history of  'murder inc' is horrific and kept a dozen operatives active from before Kennedy through to 1980.  That is over twenty years and they were most active in operation Phoenix in Vietnam.  Yet they were always active.  That was the real problem with them.  Inevitably you run out of real targets and must pick on ordinary bad guys.  This is an unforeseen consequence and Reagan really had no choice but to shut it down.

What is now completely clear is that it was all a CIA operational meme that was turned on inconvenient Americans by first Dulles and then LBJ.

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Breaking News: Jesse Jackson Was Key FBI-CIA Operative in Martin Luther King’s Assassination

MLK Assassination “witnesses” point to the assassin …
ALL were pointing in the Wrong Direction … Who misdirected them?
Ole Dammegard’s MLK Assassination Report: Probable cause evidence shows that Jesse Jackson was the key covert FBI COINTELPRO operative responsible for April 4, 1968 Martin Luther King assassination.
(Copyright 2015, ALFRED LAMBREMONT WEBRE - All Rights Reserved)
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Editor’s Preface
As first reported in UFO Digest by this writer (in “The Judas Goat”), published on June 21st, 2016, the role played by Jesse Jackson in the slaying of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., brought to light through the work of Dr. William Pepper,  Dr. Gary Null and other dedicated JFK-MLK-RFK assassination researchers is now “public knowledge,” as explained below by Alfred Lambrement Webre and Ole Dammegard.
“THE JUDAS GOAT” – HOW DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING REALLY DIED
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AUGUST 29, 2016
BREAKING NEWS –  Well-known JFK Assasination researcher, Ole Dammegard, says thay “probable cause” evidence shows Jesse Jackson was the key covert police operative responsible for April 4, 1968 Martin Luther King assassination.
In the aftermath of the assassination of Dr. King, Jesse Jackson continued as a post-King, US “black leader”, including running as a 1984-88 “Manchurian US Presidential candidate”& from 1991-1997 for US Senator, based on his status as covert police asset at the Dr. King assassination.
This report by Alfred Lambremont Webre first appeared in NewsInsideOut.com




VANCOUVER, BC – Author and researcher Ole Dammegard, recipient of the 2016 Prague Peace Prize, has documented probable-cause evidence showing that Jesse Jackson (AKA Jesse Louis Burns) acted as a key police operative in the covert operation which resulted in the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Memphis, TN on April 4, 1968.
Jesse Jackson appears to have been one of an integrated covert assassination team that also included US Army sharpshooters, CIA, FBI, and Memphis police that assassinated Dr. King on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel.
Jesse Jackson’s priniciple role in the MLK Assassination:  Orders from FBI to the Dixie Mafia chief resulted in Jesse Jackson going to the Lorraine Motel manager to change Dr. King to Room 306 on Lorraine balcony
Ole Dammegard demonstrates that Jesse Jackson acted as a messenger between the head of the Dixie Mafia (the FBI-CIA’s contractor for the King assassination), and the Lorraine Motel management in changing Dr. King’s Ground floor room 206 to 2nd floor balcony room #306 so that US Army sharpshooters and other cabal shooters would have a clear shot to Dr. King.  The order to change Dr. King’s “safe room” for one with an exposed porch went to Jesse Jackson via a covert phone call from the Dixie Mafia chief’s wife to a third party, with instructions to change Dr. King’s ground floor room to the more exposed “Room 306.”
It has come to light that in defiance of Dr. Martin Luther King’s dress code for the Memphis protest activities as planned, Jesse Jackson publicly refused Dr. King’s order to wear a neck tie, which had been designated as a secret US Army sharpshooter “target code.”
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On the day of the assassination, Jesse Jackson along with his co-conspirator police-CIA operative Rev. Billy Kyles, were the only people in Dr. King’s key inner circles not to wear ties, despite Dr. King’s public reprimand and argument with Jackson minutes before he was shot that he should change into a tie, which Jackson vehemently refused.  [ he has not been without one likely before or since - arclein ]
(Editor’s note: Only now, 48 years later, has the real reason for Jackson refusal to wear a tie and to comply with King’s order become publically known.)
The US Army sharpshooters and shooters involved in the King assassination had been issued orders to “only shoot people wearing ties,” which included Dr. King, Rev. Andrew Young and possibly Rev. Ralph Abernathy (Dr. King’s presumed successor).  This refusal by Jesse Jackson to wear a tie immediately prior to the assassination shows “probable cause” implicating Jackson as part of the assassination team and adhering to its secret code of no ties for conspirators.
According to Dammegard, the shots that hit Dr. King were fired by Memphis Police Officer Frank Strausser, accompanied by spotter Earl Clark (another Memphis police officer), with US Army sharpshooters or other backup shooters hidden in the cafeteria of Firestation #2, a nearby water tower and another high building. Following the shooting at the Lorraine Motel, Dr. King was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital where, according to Ole Dammegard, an assassination cabal-connected physician by the name of Dr. Breen Bland entered with two men in suits, ordered nurses “Stop working on that nigger and let him die.”  The physician then spat on the victim, took a pillow and placed it on Dr. King’s face, smothering him to ensure that he was dead.
The designated “patsy” of this false flag assassination plot, James Earl Ray, did not fire any shots and had been handled by a mysterious operative (code named  “Raul”) for over a year on trips through Canada and Mexico before the King assassination.  As “Raul” managed and manipulated James Earl Ray, the Cointelpro assassinations of Dr. King and Robert F. Kennedy were being planned by a high level cabal, moat notably, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, and including the Bush faction of the  CIA, the US Army and other national security chiefs.
According to Dammegard, personnel involved in CIA’s Operation 40 who had successfully carried out the John F. Kennedy assassination in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963 were also recruited in the assassination teams for Dr. King and Robert F. Kennedy.
The “Meme Master” Jesse Jackson
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National “black leader” and “Manchurian candidate” for US President in 1984-88
… as well as, Senatorial candidate for DC, 1991-97

According to Dammegard, Jesse Jackson, who has acted as a national “black leader” since the April 4, 1968 assassination, acted out a psyops immediately following Dr. King’s assassination whereby Jackson, according to Andrew Young, dipped his hand in Dr. King’s blood on the balcony floor and smeared it on his pullover, creating a false meme that Jackson had “been the last to hold Dr. King in his arms”, which was patently false, according to all eye witnesses.
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Jesse Jackson whispers to a dubious Dr. King – Circa 1968

Jackson also stayed behind at the Lorraine Motel after all members of Dr. King’s entourage departed for St. Joseph’s Hospital where the stricken Dr. King was taken, and became the default de facto spokesperson for the world and national media for the King organization, which in fact promoted Jesse Jackson to a new national and international prominence. In fact, it was known within the Dr, King’s inner circle that Dr. King had uncovered Jesse Jackson as a police spy and was preparing to out him.  Within the Memphis police-FBI-CIA assassination team, Jesse Jackson was reportedly pushing for a quick King assassination date saying King was “on to him.

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The 3 Faces of Jesse Jackson

In the ensuing years, as a covert police asset at the Dr. King assassination, Jesse Jackson became a ubiquitous default black leadership personality, replacing the authentic African American leader Dr. King (whom Jackson helped assassinate) would have been. Besides media and social organizations, Jackson was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 and served as a shadow U.S. Senator for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997, positions he reached as a result of his status as a covert police asset at the Dr. King assassination.
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Jesse Jackson Sr., Obama & Jesse Jr. wearing “black tie”

On March 26, 2015, Jesse Jackson Jr.was released from the minimum-security Federal Prison Camp, Montgomery in Montgomery, Alabama, to serve the rest of his sentence (for corruption while serving in the US Congress) at a halfway house, the Volunteers of America Chesapeake facility in Baltimore, Maryland.
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House Select Committee on Assassinations – HSCA (1978)
Rep. Henry B. Gonzalez (D-TX), Mrs. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Congressional Black Caucus together started the House Select Committee on Assassinations (1978) to investigate the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. & Malcolm X.  This reporter, then a Co-Director of the Assassination Information Bureau, was a public interest watchdog to the HSCA.
Many independent researchers have documented the extent to which the CIA and other federal agencies infiltrated the HSCA such that the truth of these four key political assassinations, which began with a Coup d’Etat in America with the assassination on November 22, 1963 by CIA Operation 40 personnel at the orders of high level co-conspirators including President Lyndon B. Johnson, George HW Bush, Richard M. Nixon, FBI Director J Edgar Hoover, and numerous power groups,  from which the United States has never recovered as a modern democracy.
Ole Dammegard has been invited to present as a speaker to the JFK Assassination Conference in Dallas, TX in November 2016.  Donations to support his research can be made at his website (below).
References:  Light On Conspiracies - www.lightonconspiracies.com

Friday, April 28, 2017

Upright Canine Tribe Threatened Hikers

  This is a superb description of the Giant Sloth in action.  We actually nail it here.  Please note the skill used in hurling itself through the trees.  Those slips are quite deliberate and no falls are seen.  Even better we have a social group numbering a dozen of them.  They are even showing us curiosity.  Obviously these are the females and their cubs.

Add in the normal creation of caches demanding later return and we have a mobile harem following up on kills.  Again they are quite used to swinging through trees for most travel.


A whole bunch of what i expected showed up here.  This all happened in Tennessee.  Most of our reports are Appalachian though i also am certain that they are all through North America.  It is interesting that they chose not to hide themselves at the end.



Could well be a Harem.

Upright Canine Tribe Threatened Hikers 

Monday, April 10, 2017
http://www.phantomsandmonsters.com/2017/04/upright-canine-tribe-threatened-hikers.html?
November 24, 2015 – Mountain City, Tennessee (Johnson County):

Katrina moved to Mountain City, Tennessee in 2010. On November 24, 2015, two days before Thanksgiving, Katrina and some friends set off to walk some trails at Doe Mountain, one of their favorite spots to hike. They arrived on the mountain at 6:45 AM. It was still dark at that time. They parked their truck and began walking. They had headlamps and Katrina had an expensive flashlight with her but they were not armed. They hiked most of the day. Katrina claims she began to get creepy feelings around a certain area they passed. At around 4:00 PM, they decided to head back as it tended to get dark at around 5:30 PM and they didn't want to be walking in the dark. They had hiked in a large circle and would take, they estimated, about an hour and a half to get back to the truck.

As they continued walking, things started to get “eerie quiet”. When they were about a half mile from the truck, that's when they observed something in a tree, about 20 feet overhead. They didn't know what to make of it. To Katrina it looked like a mix of bear, wolf, human and even alien. They became frightened and pretended to ignore it as they hurriedly made their way back to the truck. The creature seemed to leap from tree to tree, following them. It was slipping, losing its balance and grip on the trees as it moved along. Katrina got a look at its feet. To her, they appeared deformed and with long claws. By the time they reached the truck, it was now dark.

About 50 feet from the vehicle, they heard a scratching from ground level not far from where they were walking. Katrina turned her flashlight in that direction and observed a set of glowing eyes. They reminded her of cat's eyes but much larger. They quickly determined that there were two of these things, one in the tree and one on the ground. The one in the tree was smaller so they assumed that this was a mother and her child. As they got inside the truck, they heard a “roar from hell”. Sitting in the truck, they watched as the two creatures approached the doors and stood there looking inside. They could see their breath on the glass of the window. To Katrina they looked like bodybuilders with hair and fangs. They kind of reminded her of how the Werewolf looked in the movie Van Helsing with the hair, nose and teeth, only these were more muscular and had skinnier fingers with claws. As they turned on the headlights, they noticed numerous sets of eyes in the treeline. The juvenile started to scratch at the truck as they pulled away. Katrina shined her flashlight in its eyes. They pulled away and quickly left the area. The creatures howled at them as they retreated. Katrina managed to count 13 sets of eyes in the treeline. In total, she believed that there were at least 15 of them there. Katrina believes she and her friends encountered dogmen and dogwomen that night.

Source: Youtube channel 'Dogman Stories', from a video titled: 'DOGMAN STORIES UNNATURAL DOGS PT 2', published on 24 May 2016

Scientists discover another cause of bee deaths, and it's really bad news



As i have now posted many times, our agricultural future will be organic. The sooner the better of course but inevitably over the next forty years. Only much faster if government chooses to drop support payments for all non organic systems.

We are living through the nadir of industrial agriculture and it is slowly running out of viable options. 

A major ban in Europe has seen a huge bee recovery.  In general most policy makers worldwide are now wise to the problems and are acting far more cautiously or at least demanding larger bribes.  All this has happened during the decade that i have published this blog.

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Scientists discover another cause of bee deaths, and it's really bad news 

Monday, November 4, 2013

http://www.natureknows.org/2013/11/scientists-discover-another-cause-of.html?m=1 

So what is with all the dying bees? Scientists have been trying to discover this for years. Meanwhile, bees keep dropping like... well, you know.

Is it mites? Pesticides? Cell phone towers? What is really at the root? Turns out the real issue really scary, because it is more complex and pervasive than thought.

Quartz reports:


Scientists had struggled to find the trigger for so-called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) that has wiped out an estimated 10 million beehives, worth $2 billion, over the past six years. Suspects have included pesticides, disease-bearing parasites and poor nutrition. But in a first-of-its-kind study published today in the journal PLOS ONE, scientists at the University of Maryland and the US Department of Agriculture have identified a witch’s brew of pesticides and fungicides contaminating pollen that bees collect to feed their hives. The findings break new ground on why large numbers of bees are dying though they do not identify the specific cause of CCD, where an entire beehive dies at once.

 [  The at once phenomena is surely caued by the premature death of the queen - arclein ]

The researchers behind that study in PLOS ONE -- Jeffery S. Pettis, Elinor M. Lichtenberg, Michael Andree, Jennie Stitzinger, Robyn Rose, Dennis vanEngelsdorp -- collected pollen from hives on the east coast, including cranberry and watermelon crops, and fed it to healthy bees. Those bees had a serious decline in their ability to resist a parasite that causes Colony Collapse Disorder. The pollen they were fed had an average of nine different pesticides and fungicides, though one sample of pollen contained a deadly brew of 21 different chemicals. Further, the researchers discovered that bees that ate pollen with fungicides were three times more likely to be infected by the parasite.


The discovery means that fungicides, thought harmless to bees, is actually a significant part of Colony Collapse Disorder. And that likely means farmers need a whole new set of regulations about how to use fungicides. While neonicotinoids have been linked to mass bee deaths -- the same type of chemical at the heart of the massive bumble bee die off in Oregon -- this study opens up an entirely new finding that it is more than one group of pesticides, but a combination of many chemicals, which makes the problem far more complex.


And it is not just the types of chemicals used that need to be considered, but also spraying practices. The bees sampled by the authors foraged not from crops, but almost exclusively from weeds and wildflowers, which means bees are more widely exposed to pesticides than thought.


The authors write, "[M]ore attention must be paid to how honey bees are exposed to pesticides outside of the field in which they are placed. We detected 35 different pesticides in the sampled pollen, and found high fungicide loads. The insecticides esfenvalerate and phosmet were at a concentration higher than their median lethal dose in at least one pollen sample. While fungicides are typically seen as fairly safe for honey bees, we found an increased probability of Nosema infection in bees that consumed pollen with a higher fungicide load. Our results highlight a need for research on sub-lethal effects of fungicides and other chemicals that bees placed in an agricultural setting are exposed to."


While the overarching issue is simple -- chemicals used on crops kill bees -- the details of the problem are increasingly more complex, including what can be sprayed, where, how, and when to minimize the negative effects on bees and other pollinators while still assisting in crop production. Right now, scientists are still working on discovering the degree to which bees are affected and by what. It will still likely be a long time before solutions are uncovered and put into place. When economics come into play, an outright halt in spraying anything at all anywhere is simply impossible.


Quartz notes, "Bee populations are so low in the US that it now takes 60% of the country’s surviving colonies just to pollinate one California crop, almonds. And that’s not just a west coast problem—California supplies 80% of the world’s almonds, a market worth $4 billion."

Source: http://www.treehugger.com/

Amazing apes: Great apes can “read minds” to help people out

 



What is missing in this discussion is an appreciation that all animals with the exception of humanity rely on mind to mind communication in the first place.  Because we do not, we naturally discount the ability of others.

Yet those others use this talent extensively including against prey that then think they are not there.  In fact our own inability to observe game can be traced back to this phenomena.  A herd of deer could graze nearby in the midst of hunting season with this trick and probably do in order to protect themselves.


The methods described here can be used to research this phenomena and should be.



Amazing apes: Great apes can “read minds” to help people out

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 by: Frances Bloomfield

http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-04-11-great-apes-have-ability-to-emulate-what-humans-are-thinking-to-help-them-solve-puzzles.html

(Natural News) A recent study has shown that humans and apes may be more alike than initially believed. As it turns out, they might just be able to “read minds” like we do. A study, published in PLOS ONE, demonstrated the great apes’ ability to understand false beliefs. A false belief is a belief or representation about the world that may contrast with reality. The ability to distinguish between true and false beliefs usually develops in humans at around 16 months old, according to an article in the DailyMail.co.uk. Human children are able to pass a false-belief test at a year old, and the research has shown apes are able to do the same (For more news about how the mind works, read the articles at Mind.news).

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology organized the test with the involvement from St. Andrews University. The team used 34 great apes, comprised of 23 chimpanzees, six orangutans and five bonobos. The experiment was conducted in the Leipzig Zoo. The tests involved the great apes watching and then helping a human retrieve a toy from one of two locked boxes. Prior to the experiment, the animals were taught how to open the boxes using a bolt before they were rewarded with grapes.

Great apes know when you know something and when you don’t

In the first experiment, the “true-belief “test, the experimenter knew where the toy was, having kept the toy in one box before watching an assistant take the toy out and place it in the other box. The experimenter was present during the switch and showed awareness when the box lid was opened by saying, “Aha”. In the second experiment, or the “false-belief” test, the experimenter stayed outside the room while the assistant made the exchange. The experimenter attempted to open the wrong empty box but failed, shrugging, gesturing helplessly and saying, “Hmm”.

It was found, during the “false-belief” test, that the animals were more 50 percent more likely to help the experimenter and open the box for him. According to the an article published in Inquirer.net, “the apes chose the correct box significantly more often than chance”. Conversely, when the animals knew that the experimenter knew which box the toy was placed in, they were less likely to open the box.

This behavior, according to the researchers, meant that great apes were capable of “reading” the minds of others during social interactions. They could understand what someone is attempting to accomplish, what information they have wrong, and how to fix the problem. Lead author of the study, Dr. David Buttelman called this reasoning ability “pretty complex” and then added, “for the last 30 years the literature suggested that great apes might lack this ability, finding evidence of belief-tracking in great apes was kind of a surprise to all of us.”

This ability was tested further in an “ignorance” test conducted several months later. This time around, the experimenter did not place the toy inside a box and had no idea where the toy could be. The great apes only assisted the experimenter at random during the course of the “ignorance” test.

The study concluded with, “apes are able to use this understanding in their social interactions. If supported by further research, the apparent difference between great ape and human social cognition would thus lie not in their basic capacity to ‘read’ other minds, but elsewhere.”
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A Little Green Revolution: The Rainbow Warriors Will Heal The Earth Mother


 



An excellent little presentation that puts it together properly. All five errors issues are covered in this blog and in fact resolved.

A pyramidal control system inevitably delivers rather ordinary folks to a so called control position which is far removed from on the ground activity and can only hinder.  Global development has been under the control of a committee of folks whose net result is a dumbing down.

All that changes completely with application of my rule of twelve and the sovereign capitalization of the natural community.
 
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A Little Green Revolution: The Rainbow Warriors Will Heal The Earth Mother



https://wakeup-world.com/2013/06/28/a-little-green-revolution/

“When the Earth is ravaged and the animals are dying, a new tribe of people shall come onto the Earth of many colors, creeds and classes, and by their actions and deeds shall make the Earth green again. They shall be known as the warriors of the rainbow.” ~ Hopi

The Native Americans saw the European newcomers as being spiritually afflicted. There were probably many descriptions for the craze, but one that survived is Wendigo. A Wendigo is a legendary Algonquin monster. A human infected with the Wendigo devours the proverbial or actual flesh/life force of other people, places and things with insatiable hunger.

Wendigo psychosis is similar to the Hopi description of Two-Hearts. The expression is similar to two-faced, but goes beyond it. A Two-Hearts will speak one way with you and another way about you. Two-Hearts masquerade like they are kind, when all the while they’re the ones holding people in binds. A real unhindered human being leads self with his heart and the mind follows. Two-Hearts allow the heart of another to control them, usually the imaginary, empty heart of an institution. They then speak and act for another entity and have two hearts to feed.

Ten thousand years of developmental permaculture and living in spiritual unison with Mother Earth doesn’t just happen. In fact the Hopi founded their home in the harsh Arizona desert as part of a plan; there they would all have to cooperate because of the harsh desert environment. The American Indian tribes have many stories about how conditions had to be just hard enough so they did not grow soft, fat and weak essentially and so that they maintained strong brotherhood.

The Rule of The Seven Generations

Native Americans lived according to the Rule of The Seven Generations and foretold the Prophecy of the Seven Generations as a warning to the gold crazed Europeans. The Rule of The Seven Generations is to consider the impact of one’s actions for seven generations in the future.

The gold hungry adventurers arrived and called Turtle Island (name for North America) ‘The New World’ partly because it was so well taken care of and partly to reinforce the idea that it was open for the taking.

On seeing mining, forestry and trophy hunting, the people of Turtle Island predicted negative outcomes seven generations after the Europeans takeover. Known as The Prophecy of the Seven Generations, it’s said birds would fall from the sky, the air would burn the eyes of men and fish would perish in undrinkable water.

“In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.” ~ Iroquois Maxim

Another specific warning shared by many different peoples from Chile to Alaska; digging up the guts of Earth Mother will unearth great tragedy. About seven generations ago, mining for gold and precious metals was the main illustrated danger. Such mining reinforced crazed genocide and today about half the rivers in the U.S.A. are toxic to life – just like foretold in The Prophecy of The Seventh Generation – mainly due to digging up Earth Mother.

“If we dig precious things from the land we will perish.” ~ Hopi Prophecy

We are in the time of the seventh generation. Today we face total environmental degradation and destruction and today is the time of the NWO.

The Time of the NWO

NWO is used as the abbreviation for the New World Order. But what is new about the New World Order? The world is the same now as at any other time. The overall concept and design is basically the same, only now more technologically reinforced, more centralized and globalized. The institutional structures behind the dogmatic political trickery are basically the same and the bureaucracies are about equally rigid, favoring institutions over individuals by just about how much people will tolerate.

The order of The New World Order, society today, is basically the same as it ever was; oligarchical and pyramidal. The newness of the New World Order is not the order, but the world, the polluted, environmentally degraded netherworld of ever increasing toxicity and radioactivity spun by digging up and burning up the guts of Earth Mother.

The only thing new or transformed about the world is our environment, our water, our air, our entirety. It is newly depleted, polluted and has been everywhere marginalized and sporadically made totally toxic and permanently uninhabitable; Hanford, Chernobyl and Fukushima are a few of the more well-known locales ruined and permanently releasing poison. All the elements of the world have been permeated with the toxins of our collective creation, from cannibalizing the guts of The Earth Mother like a couple billion Wendigos.

The Five Claws of the Wendigo

The toxins humanity has unleashed upon the world can be categorized into five sources of destruction, the five claws of the Wendigo.

The first source of death and destruction, perhaps the one most demanding of our immediate attention, is global nuclear experimentation; this includes the recent utilization of “depleted” uranium as ammunition, the hundreds of power generation experiments across the planet and the thousands of detonations of the past which produced radioactive particles that still ride the wind, freckle the soil and spark your bones.

The second contributor to global environmental destruction is the extraction and burning of fossil fuels; oil, natural gas and coal included. The nuclear era began the day the first nuke went off in New Mexico, the petrolithic era began the day Diesel died. Rudolph Diesel designed his Diesel engine to be fueled with locally sourced biofuels or earthly sourced petroleum if locally available so as to power locals, not to build up globalization.

Diesel died at sea under mysterious circumstances.

The third contributor to global environmental destruction is the tendency to resource our goods from digging up and cannibalizing Mother Earth. Mining leaves land ruined permanently and spreads toxins far and wide. The related plasticization of packaging and products has resulted in the throwaway society that poisons land and sea. Plastics are petroleum products, all of which are replaceable with less toxic alternatives obtainable through agricultural sources, particularly the conveniently illegal crop of hemp. Plastics are just another petroleum product of the petrolithic era, but plastic by itself, littered about like mined carbon, is as destructive to life as it is offensive to look at. The plasticization of our waters, rivers and oceans alike, permanently poisons, just as mining for minerals does.

The fourth major contribution to the netherworld oligarchy is the planetary war state. Nuclear experimentation as a whole could simply fall into this category, if it were not so insidiously destructive on its own. The conundrum of nuclear experimentation, spawned from war, reflects the haunting problems of the planetary war state. The war state takes, steals and kills. It makes all in the present poorer, destroys the environment and leaves death and horror equivalent to nightmares of karma demons for future generations. War poisons the present and the foreseeable future. The war state takes directly and kills people, and indirectly removes potential and quality of life those who would want peace.

The fifth claw of the Wendigo world, the fifth purveyor of the netherworld is corporate controlled factory farming/food production. The very essence of our growing children and our sustenance has been transformed into a pay by the pound business, where nutrition is meaningless. Monsanto and DuPont among others have genetically modified our food – the fruits of Mother Earth – so they can withstand toxic pesticides which kill pests and any creatures that go near the stuff while its growing. Toxic pesticides and fertilizers end up in the food chain and water sources. Corporations also raise animals in overcrowded conditions resulting in hazards for the animals, the surrounding environment and belittled quality food.

The five claws of the Wendigo world are controlled by an ill-informed and ill-minded collective. Each problem is rooted in selfish and misdirected thinking. Each of these problems on its own is horrendous and each related, and can be traced to our collective state of mind. The destructive claws are the result of our real problem; ourselves.


Interrelated Systems of the Wendigo

The extraction, refinement and distribution of dangerous fuels, both petrolithic and nuclear, is the primary polluter of the world’s air, water and whole regions, and likely the main producers of carcinogens which spurred if not initiated the cancer era. Most plastic is a petroleum product combined with chemicals. All energy and all plastic could be sourced from agriculture, in cooperation with the Earth Mother instead of working against her. All our agricultural processes could be fashioned in a way that is cooperative with all the Earth Mother’s creatures; the creatures labeled as pests that ultimately the very soil is dependent on and integrated with.

However such systems would not be oligarchical in formation and would not profit the controlling few. There are always natural, viable choices beneficial to all life, however these are labeled as alternative because they would benefit everything instead of paying an elite few.

Perhaps war is ultimately the worst destroyer of the Earth Mother and society. War is the great expander of environmental entropy and societal stagnancy, leaving ruin no matter the weapon used. It causes destruction and leaves people unmotivated and incapable to build the environment. Whether it is a war on terror or a war on drugs, or war for Kuwait or war for anything, all war is detrimental to the whole planet and all war limits the quality life of all individuals. All war harms and hinders future generations.

The fast food diet, the live-to-eat mentality as opposed to the eat-to-live character, is destroying the planet and increasing the culture of separation. We eat food of unknown origin from plastic containers and throw them out without knowing where they’ll go. Such uncaring consumption without consideration of what is involved in raising a plant or an animal is destroying the world. It’s parasitic. Conventional monoculture and genetic modification – based on allowing a plant to survive being dosed out on petrochemicals – could have biological impacts on humanity and the ecosystem that will be comparable to horror movies.

These systems are all interrelated like fingers of a Wendigo claw. The most stark and main commonality; they are oligarchical to the Nth degree, to the Netherworld degree. All these systems benefit a very few people and cost entirety. These operations are so deadly they cost everyone alive and future generations, yet unborn will have to pay the environmental costs, basically forever equating the netherworld oligarchy of environmental destruction to the Nth degree.

The Rainbow Warriors

The Wendigo claw can only be confronted with an open human hand. Only by sharing and caring with an open hand and open and mind is the Wendigo defeated.

A rainbow is made up from clarity and also is a reflection of every color. A rainbow represents no thing and all things at the same time. In order to be clear, one must first shed any Two-Heartedness so as to stop feeding the Wendigo. When one resides in one’s own heart, without impulses to speak for and eat for a second heart of an institution, further clarity from institutional mediation is possible. A rainbow warrior is of no thing. A rainbow warrior represents no institution. And at the same a rainbow warrior represents all things. A rainbow warrior stands up for every individual. Instead of a wielding a sword, the rainbow warrior has a clear heart and open hands accompanied with a clear message that all people can understand; such as “the Wendigo world failed, let’s come together to heal Earth Mother”.

“When I was ten years of age I looked at the land and the rivers, the sky above, and the animals around me and could not fail to realize that they were made by some great power. I was so anxious to understand this power that I questioned the trees and the bushes. It seemed as though the flowers were staring at me, and I wanted to ask them “Who made you?” I looked at the moss-covered stones; some of them seemed to have the features of a man, but they could not answer me. 

“Then I had a dream, and in my dream one of these small round stones appeared to me and told me that the maker of all was Wakan Tanka, and that in order to honor Him I must honor His works in nature. The stone said that, by my search, I had shown myself worthy of supernatural help. It said that if I were curing a sick person I might ask its assistance, and that all the forces of nature would help me work a cure.” ~ Tatanka-ohitika, Brave Buffalo.

The Little Green Book of Revolution
The Little Green Book of Revolution is an inspirational book based on ideas of peaceful revolution, historical activism and caring for the Earth like Native Americans.

A pro-individual and anti-institutional look at the history of peaceful proactive revolution, it explores the environmental destruction inherent to our present energy distribution systems and offers ideas to counter the oligarchical institutions of the failing ‘New World Order’.
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