December 22, 2007
Thank you, Carlos. I shall.
Nature is booming and burgeoning to a level not seen in my lifetime. Since that statement directly contradicts our State Religion, which holds that “Poor Mother Gaia is Dying”, I’ve appended numerous examples, below, to support it.
One of the examples shows how starfish are coming back on the west coast of the United States, which has the establishment that created and released the designer virus to destroy them pretty pissed. You can tell that because one of the "foremost scientists" investigating the “wasting disease” afflicting starfish says “stress caused by the wasting disease may have caused the sea stars to over produce eggs and sperm.” And so thus, in your ensheepled mind, you have been told to assume that a population that is burgeoning and booming is a problem, or is the result of a problem.
He goes on to say that “The other possibility is that a large number of environmental factors came together.”
That’s a scientist talking, mind you - versus a Romper Room host (really, really dating myself with that reference). In mil-speak, "a large number of factors" means “you're far too stupid to understand...now go bother your head about something else, people much smarter than you are at work on it.”
“One of the foremost scientists” must have temporarily lost the ability to read the newspaper article from just three months prior to his babbling that stuff that said “Scientists Solve Mystery Of West Coast Starfish Die-Off.”
I underlined the word “mystery” because “mystery”, “baffled” and “puzzled” are memes, used, among many variants, whenever anyone in the wholly-controlled-and-coopted Political, Academic, Scientific and Media establishments wants to lie about something.
The foremost scientist goes on to say that "We think it might be due to stress, but there's that other possibility that we just got real lucky this year and we're having good recruitment,"
Luck. “Just got lucky, I guess.” That doesn’t sound very scientific to me. And, tellingly, it doesn’t mention the record-scallop densities being seen in beds off the state of Delaware, nor does it mention the most salmon anyone’s ever seen, ever, up in Oregon, Washington and Alaska.
The article goes on: “They said it’s a virus that’s different from all other known viruses infecting marine organisms. They’ve dubbed it “sea star associated densovirus.” Scientists don’t yet know what sparked the seemingly benign virus to transform into the perpetrator of what’s considered the largest marine disease outbreak ever recorded.”
“Scientists don’t yet know” is one of the many variants of the meme words “mystery”, “baffled” and “puzzled.”
They modified the virus (it’s called a “designer virus”, in their black trade) and had what we euphemistically call “secret agents” release it, to try to prop up the failing and wholly-fraudulent impression that “Poor Mother Gaia is Dying.”
The protective, hedging, hostile article concludes with “Raimondi said it will take a while to find out where we are with the wasting disease.”
That’s called slow-playing. They’re hoping to get a better designer virus cooked up that will completely eliminate the population, before they and their dark masters are tarred, feathered, and ridden out of town on rails.
But be of good cheer:
“Humpback whales make a comeback in Australian waters as numbers rebound. Researchers call for humpbacks to be delisted as threatened as numbers leap to 90% of pre-whaling population along west coast and 63% along east coast.”
To avoid Cognitive Dissonance, tell self that “stress, warming water and ocean acidification may have caused the Humpbacks to over-mate” and affirm that the foremost scientist investigating the matter said that it was because “a large number of environmental factors came together”, or “we may have just gotten lucky.”
I mean, seriously…whom do you think is going to win this thing?
February 18, 2015: Scientists Solve Mystery Of West Coast Starfish Die-Off.
After months of research, scientists have identified the pathogen at the heart of the starfish wasting disease that’s been killing starfish by the millions along the Pacific shores of North America, according to research published Monday.
They said it’s a virus that’s different from all other known viruses infecting marine organisms. They’ve dubbed it “sea star associated densovirus.”
Scientists don’t yet know what sparked the seemingly benign virus to transform into the perpetrator of what’s considered the largest marine disease outbreak ever recorded.
February 23, 2015 – Sharks, Seabass Rebound After Fishing Banned
Big fish have returned to California's southern coast following a 15-year ban on gill net fishing.
May 4, 2015 – Star fish population on the rebound along the West Coast
Star fish—or as biologists call them, sea stars—appear to be making a comeback along the West Coast. New scientific surveys show a large number of young stars in the coastal waters from the Monterey Bay up to the Washington coast.
Sea stars have been suffering from a mass wasting disease in recent years. Die-offs like this have happened in the past, but have never been recorded at this magnitude and over such a wide geographic area, according to the UC Santa Cruz Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department.
UCSC's Pete Raimondi is one of the foremost scientists looking at the problem. He said stress caused by the wasting disease may have caused the sea stars to over produce eggs and sperm. The other possibility is that a large number of environmental factors came together.
"We think it might be due to stress, but there's that other possibility that we just got real lucky this year and we're having good recruitment," said Raimondi.
Meanwhile, Cal Poly Scientist Jennifer O'Leary with the California Sea Grant is studying sea star colonies near Port San Luis. She said Monday that she's not seeing the increased numbers reported further north, but had heard about the findings.
Raimondi said it will take a while to find out where we are with the wasting disease.
The research team also plans to continue investigating environmental factors such as warming water and ocean acidification that may have caused starfish to be more susceptible to the viral infection.
July 28, 2015 – Humpback whales make a comeback in Australian waters as numbers rebound
Researchers call for humpbacks to be delisted as threatened as numbers leap to 90% of pre-whaling population along west coast and 63% along east coast
December 11, 2015 – Black Sea Bass Numbers on the Rebound
"O ye that love mankind! Ye that dare oppose, not only the tyranny, but the tyrant, stand forth!" Thomas Paine
October 9, 2013
Edit: this actually happened in 2013... still, it's pretty good news.
And in the Big Island of Hawaii, farming and experimenting with GMOs has been banned by the Mayor. The weaponized food industry seems to be falling like a house of cards... they won't have any place to go to eventually
Hot off the presses – Mayor Kenoi on the Big Island, in Hawaii, recently signed Bill 113 into law, prohibiting GMOs. The bill prohibits biotech companies from operating on the island, and stops farmers from growing new GM crops. This is a historical moment for Hawaii, a place which has been called ‘ground zero for GMOs.’
Mayor Kenoi has taken a huge stand against agrichemical companies and actually followed the will of the people. Big Island, Hawaii will hopefully lead the way for the rest of the islands as well as the rest of the United States.
Hawaii has fought long and hard to ban GMOs. With the ideal climate to grow food year-round, agrichemical companies like Monsanto, Dow, and Syngenta have used it as their own personal testing ground for all manner of genetically modified crops. This is because the growing season allows them to advance their interests at a 400% faster pace than growing on the mainland US where the growing season is more limited. But that doesn’t make it right for them to poison the environment, and harm human health.
Fortunately, the Big Island has told these agrichemical companies – NO MORE! If you want to thank Mayor William P. Kenoi for standing up to the biotech bullies, you can contact him here. We need more politicians like him who won’t be pushed around by Big Biotech.
The video below includes footage from demonstrations and quite a few testimonies from the locals who have had to live next to the fields where the frankenfood is grown or tested, the most damanging thing being the glyphosate, or "roundup" pesticide.
The locals stood up to this, organized and are fighting it peacefully and within the law. It's great to see their efforts paying off.
October 9, 2013
This one is a small, unimportant one, just scratching the surface - the tip of the iceberg if you will - of Big Pharma's big con, but I think it's still worthwhile to post it because it shows plain as daylight the kind of shenanigans they do.
A certain pharma multinational was selling a number of painkillers, the basic one and sevel others, each of them for the specific ailment which was indicated in the packaging. They had priced the "specialized" painkillers higher than the "basic" one. Everything was going fine for them until someone noticed the chemical composition of all those different painkillers was 100% the same... the biggest surprise though is that this thing went to court and the pharma company has now been ordered to remove those products from the shelves. I don't care much for the interior of pharmacies (save for their latex gloves which are used for making orgonite) but to see one of their little cons exposed so widely is very satisfying
An Australian court has ordered Reckitt Benckiser to remove several of its Nurofen pain relief products, saying the British firm had misled customers by marketing identical products for different types of pain.
Nurofen Back Pain, Period Pain, Migraine Pain and Tension Headache Products are in fact identical and the firm has "engaged in misleading conduct" by labelling them for different ailments, the Federal Court ruled.
Nurofen specific pain relief products were sold at almost double the price of the company's standard painkiller, according to three Sydney pharmacies.
Australia appears to be the first country to move against Nurofen specific pain relief products, which are also sold in New Zealand and the United Kingdom, according to pharmacy and supermarket websites.
But Nurofen said in a statement the case only related to Australia and did not apply to other countries.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said Reckitt Benckiser had three months to remove the products from Australian stores.
The ACCC said each Nurofen specific pain product had the same active ingredient, ibuprofen lysine 342mg, and was no more effective at treating the type of pain described on its packaging than any of the other specific products.
A date for a court hearing to determine a fine has yet to be set.
Reckitt Benckiser said its Nurofen specific pain range "did not set out to mislead consumers".
It said the affected products represented 5% of its Nurofen range in Australia.
Dr Aomesh Bhatt, regulatory and medical affairs director for Nurofen, said: "The Nurofen specific-pain range was launched with an intention to help consumers navigate their pain relief options, particularly within the grocery environment where there is no healthcare professional to assist decision-making".
In October, a Sky News investigation found branded pills that claim to target pain can cost up to four times more than unbranded tablets.
December 22, 2007
Both excellent, Carlos, thank you. My wife's a Hilo girl, and was really happy to hear about the first story.
The second story a small one? If so, I think it's "big tree, small axe".
Shifting metaphors, each of these stories documents a real and actual battle, which the folks in charge have lost. It's tactical ground they have lost to a superior, advancing force.
They are the few, and we are the many, and the few can control the many only through subterfuge, misdirection, through "confidence games", in which have "confidence" in con artists named Obama, I mean Hillary, I mean Donald, I mean...
This will be an interesting, and I hope instructive exercise. In that, today I found a new story headlined “Gonorrhea rates decrease after a hike in alcohol tax, study shows.”
My first thought reading the headline was “Sexually-Transmitted Disease rates are dropping – why, there’s a positive change that is noteworthy! But I guess that further research will show that STD’s are dropping elsewhere, and that “hike in alcohol tax” as driver will be shown to be fraudulent.”
I guessed that because this thread has repeatedly documented the wholly-controlled-and-coopted Political, Academic, Scientific and Media establishments’ serial use of plausible-deniability excuses to cover up the larger patterns of dropping crime, dropping drug and alcohol use, and increasing wildlife populations, to name only three.
So now I’m going to research it. Probably for about four minutes.
But, before I begin, I’d note that I can already tell they’re lying because the article says “The team made the surprising connection when they discovered a reduced rate of gonorrhea cases in Maryland after the state increased its alcohol sales tax in 2011.”
The words “mystery”, “baffled” and “puzzled” are memes, used, among many variants, whenever anyone in the wholly-controlled-and-coopted Political, Academic, Scientific and Media establishments wants to lie about something. “One of those variants is “surprised”.
You’ll also note that the hedging, smoke-blowing Illuminist-shill author of the article takes care to say that the 24% drop in Gonorrhea is a “dip”, implying that it will pop right back up again.
But now I’ll see if the data supports my guess, and report back.
(four minutes later)
May, 2013 – A report on sexually transmitted infections among active-duty members of U.S. Armed Forces in Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR) found that rates of human papillomavirus (HPV), gonorrhea and syphilis dropped steadily over the last four years.
June 19, 2014 - Rates of drug-resistant gonorrhea, once on the rise, have fallen significantly in the United States over the past few years
December 2, 2015 – Connecticut - Gonorrhea cases fell from 2,860 in 2013 to 2,333 last year.
Faithful readers of this thread know I hate math, so it makes me extra-angry when articles duplicitiously provide numbers, but no percentages, so they can dampen the impact of the positive news being reported. In the case of Connecticut, above, we’re told only that “Gonorrhea cases fell from 2,860 in 2013 to 2,333 last year.” For your convenience, that’s 22%.
If gonorrhea rates decreased by 24% in Maryland because of “a hike in alcohol tax”, what led them to decrease by a nearly-identical 22% in Connecticut during the same time period? I’d cross-reference that against the rates at which “gonorrhea and syphilis dropped steadily over the last four years” and “have fallen significantly in the United States over the past few years”, but both are deliberately-vague, and (again) withhold any percentages.
We can go on to shred the threadbare, nonsensical suggestion that “a hike in alcohol tax” is driving dropping Gonorrhea rates in Maryland (“study shows!”) by documenting that alcohol consumption is also plummeting, around the world:
May 6, 2015 – Australia - Apparent Alcohol consumption hits a 50 year low
December 6, 2014 - Teen Drinking Continues to Decline in the U.S. - US News
December 18, 2015 – U.K. - Overall alcohol consumption drops, binge drinking skyrockets ...
Lastly, I’ll show how ”a hike in alocohol tax” is a meme, a plausible-deniability excuse, used to blow smoke about other subjects, in addition to dropping gonorrhea rates:
July 1, 2015 - B.C. liquor price hike linked to drop in crime: study
Essay: Explain the sociocultural mechanisms by which “a hike in alcohol tax” led to dropping gonnorhea rates in Maryland and dropping crime rates in British Columbia, and cross-reference against lower alcohol consumption’s contribution to the falling crime rate in the United Kingdom:
Jan 24, 2013 - Fall in UK crime rate baffles experts. Lower alcohol consumption has contributed to the falling crime rate,
Extra credit: Explain why the field’s leading experts are “baffled.”
It is my hope that the elucidation above, while at times painstaking and tiresome, might help over time to break the repetitive, simplistic black magic spell cast by the media.
Thank you for your time and attention.
Gonorrhea rates decrease after a hike in alcohol tax, study shows
December 21, 2015
Here’s a reason to clap.
A group of researchers from the University of Florida may have found a way to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases — raise the taxes on alcohol.
The team made the surprising connection when they discovered a reduced rate of gonorrhea cases in Maryland after the state increased its alcohol sales tax in 2011.
“As a public health professional, I favor any intervention that prevents disease,” Stephanie Staras, Ph.D., an assistant professor at the UF College of Medicine and lead author of the study told the Daily News.
“I feel the results of our study are good news in suggesting that at least some STIs can be prevented with policy changes like alcohol tax increases.”
The study — which was published earlier this month in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine — showed that gonorrhea rates decreased by 24%, or about 1,600 cases, after the tax increase.
To narrow down what caused the dip in gonorrhea cases, the team used data gathered by the National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System for about 10 years — ending in Dec. 2012, about 18 months after the tax hike. The rate amounted to a mere three cents per $1.
Researchers — who focused the study on people aged between 15 and 30 years old — compared the information to what was compiled on Rhode Island residents find any similarities and differences that could prompt such a dip in gonorrhea cases.
But the only major initiative that researchers said best explained the low infection rate was the sales tax hike on alcohol, which can sometimes interfere with the decision-making process and lead to more risky sexual behavior.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that in 2014, there were about 350,000 cases of gonorrhea in the United States.
"Right now, the only population-level intervention for STIs recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is condom distribution," Staras said.
"However, the effects we observed in this study are comparable to the effectiveness of condom distribution, and taxes generate revenue rather than spend it — making it a powerful option for policymakers to consider.”
It was not clear in the study why other sexually transmitted diseases were not affected by the sales tax increase.
"O ye that love mankind! Ye that dare oppose, not only the tyranny, but the tyrant, stand forth!" Thomas Paine
December 22, 2007
“Sea snakes thought to be extinct show up in Australian waters.”
During the last couple of years, we’ve seen numerous accounts of rare or thought-to-be-extinct animals showing up again. They’re back in this thread. A jellyfish not seen since the 1940’s, a super-rare Nautilus are two that come to mind.
Here’s another: March 5, 2015 – 'Extinct' Bird Rediscovered in Myanmar, Surprising Scientists
“Mystery”, “baffled” and “puzzled” are meme words used, among numerous variants, whenever anyone in the wholly-controlled-and-coopted Political, Academic, Scientific and Media establishments wants to lie about something. One of those variants is “surprised.”
Now compare that to this quote from the article below:
“Finding them in seagrass beds at Shark Bay was a real surprise,"
In the article about the sea snakes, below, we learn that they “went from making up half of the recorded sea snakes on the reef flats in the 1990s to no individual sightings since 2001. Like the short-nosed snake, threats to its viability "are largely unknown, however, declines are possibly due to habitat degradation from coral bleaching and decline of ecosystem health ," according to the IUCN.”
“Largely unknown” is variant of “puzzled”.
The quote that follows infers pretty strongly the sea snakes were previously decimated by an animal killing op, executed by what we euphemistically call “secret agents” to prop up the failing and wholly-fraudulent impression that “Poor Mother Gaia is Dying” on behalf of the barely-closeted Death worshippers they work for:
“While sea snakes can be vulnerable to trawling, a method of fishing, "the disappearance of sea snakes from Ashmore Reef, could not be attributed to trawling and remains unexplained,"
“Remains unexplained” is a variant of “mystery”.
So, to sum up, from a scientific perspective, we don’t know why the sea snakes extinct, and we don’t know why they’re not extinct anymore.
I don’t think they’re going to be able to continue to use these tactics very much longer.
Sea snakes thought to be extinct show up in Australian waters
December 21, 2015
Humans haven't seen a living short-nosed sea snake in 15 years. But there they were, two such snakes swimming along in the waters of the Western Australian Ningaloo Reef. Luckily, a park ranger snapped a photo of the pair and submitted it to scientists.
Researchers published the discovery of living Aipysurus apraefrontalis snakes, along with another thought-to-be-extinct snake species, in the journal Biological Conservation on Monday.
"We were blown away, these potentially extinct snakes were there in plain sight, living on one of Australia's natural icons, Ningaloo Reef," study lead author Blanche D'Anastasi said in a release.
"What is even more exciting is that they were courting, suggesting that they are members of a breeding population" added D'Anastasi, a scientist with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University in Australia.
The short-nosed sea snake has been listed as critically endangered since it disappeared from its only known habitat, the Ashmore Reef in the Timor Sea. "This species has gone from being the third most commonly recorded sea snake in the 1990s to no individuals being recorded in intensive surveys since 2000, indicating a decline of at least 90 percent in the past 15 years," according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
Researchers also discovered a group of leaf-scaled sea snakes, or Aipysurus foliosquama, living in Western Australia more than 1,000 miles away from their only known habitat, Ashmore Reef.
"We had thought that this species of sea snake was only found on tropical coral reefs. Finding them in seagrass beds at Shark Bay was a real surprise," D'Anastasi said.
The leaf-scaled snakes went from making up half of the recorded sea snakes on the reef flats in the 1990s to no individual sightings since 2001. Like the short-nosed snake, threats to its viability "are largely unknown, however, declines are possibly due to habitat degradation from coral bleaching and decline of ecosystem health ," according to the IUCN.
The study authors note that their data "significantly increases the known geographic range and habitats" of the leaf-scaled sea snakes.
While sea snakes can be vulnerable to trawling, a method of fishing, "the disappearance of sea snakes from Ashmore Reef, could not be attributed to trawling and remains unexplained," Vimoksalehi Lukoschek of the Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies said in a release.
"Clearly we need to identify the key threats to their survival in order to implement effective conservation strategies if we are going to protect these newly discovered coastal populations," Lukoschek said.
"O ye that love mankind! Ye that dare oppose, not only the tyranny, but the tyrant, stand forth!" Thomas Paine
December 22, 2007
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
The story that follows is headlined “Cultivating compassion increases altruism and may lessen the need to punish.”
It immediately brought to my mind the African response to someone doing something bad, in which the village will form a circle around that person, with each person in the circle taking turns affirming something positive about the wrongdoer.
The article says that “a new set of studies suggests that compassion -- and intentionally cultivating it through training -- may lead us to do more to help the wronged than to punish the wrongdoer.”
What it is saying to me at this moment is that, as soon as humanity figures out a better way to do things, everything leaps up, to a whole other level. Like we’ve collectively figured out that “slave ownership is wrong” or “women should be allowed to vote”.
And once the critical mass is reached, once “everybody knows that”, no amount of propaganda or spin or smoke or mirrors can return the world to where the slave merchants, the oppressors of women would wish it to be.
Cultivating compassion increases altruism and may lessen the need to punish
December 19, 2015
Seeing a child steal a toy from a fellow playmate. Watching a stranger cut in line at the grocery store. When we witness something unjust, our emotions often shape our behavior both toward the person wronged and the wrongdoer.
But why we help the victim in some cases or punish the transgressor in others isn't that simple, according to researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Published in the journal PLoS ONE, a new set of studies suggests that compassion -- and intentionally cultivating it through training -- may lead us to do more to help the wronged than to punish the wrongdoer. Researchers found compassion may also impact the extent to which people punish the transgressor.
Understanding what motivates people to be altruistic can not only inform our own behaviors, it may also play a role in creating more just societal institutions, including the legal and penal systems. It can also help researchers develop better interventions to cultivate compassion.
"Any action -- helping or punishing -- can arise from compassion, which involves at least two components: a 'feeling' component of empathic concern and caring for the suffering of another; and a cognitive, motivational component of wanting to alleviate that suffering," says lead researcher Helen Weng, a former graduate student at the UW-Madison Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center, and current postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, San Francisco. "It may seem counterintuitive that punishment behavior can arise from compassion, but if the goal is to alleviate suffering of others, this may include providing negative feedback to the wrongdoer so that they change their behavior in the future."
These findings build upon previous work by Weng and others, which demonstrates that as little as two weeks of compassion training can result in measurable changes in the brain. These previous studies gathered fMRI imaging and measured altruistic behavior in research subjects to reach these conclusions, but did not fully separate helping and punishing behavior to learn which is most related to compassion.
To answer this question, the investigators tested whether compassion was related to helping or punishment in two studies where participants played the "Helping Game" or "Punishment Game," using real money they could keep at the end of the game.
In both games, participants watched through online interactions as one player with more funds chose to split an unfair amount of money with another player with no funds. In the Helping Game, the third-party observers could choose to do nothing or give some of their own funds to "help" the victim. In the Punishment Game, the third-party observers could choose to do nothing or "punish" the transgressor by spending their own funds to take money away from the wrongdoer.
In one study examining 260 people who had no training in compassion, the team explored whether high self-reported empathic concern -- the feeling component of compassion where one reports caring for those who are suffering -- was associated with helping victims, punishing transgressors, or both.
"People with higher empathic concern were more likely to help the victim than punish the transgressor," Weng says. "But, interestingly, within the group of people who decided to punish the transgressor, those with more empathic concern decided to punish less."
In the second study, with 41 participants, one group received compassion training with meditation practices focused on cultivating compassionate feelings and pro-social behavior toward others. Another group instead received cognitive reappraisal training, focused on reinterpreting one's view to decrease negative emotions. Each group practiced its training for 30 minutes a day for two weeks using guided audio instructions over the Internet.
In compassion meditation, participants practiced compassion with different kinds of people -- a loved one, themselves, a stranger and a "difficult person" with whom there was conflict. In this way, they strengthened their "compassion muscle."
After just two weeks of training, participants in the games who learned compassion meditation gave more money to help the victim compared to those who learned reappraisal training, demonstrating that even short amounts of compassion meditation practice can result in an increase in helping behavior. There were no differences in punishment behavior between the groups, suggesting that in this short amount of training time, both trainings did not influence punishment.
Weng says she and her collaborators hope this work can be used to help develop compassion training for specific populations that care for those who are suffering, like health care professionals.
"Expressing compassion and behaving altruistically seems to be within the repertoire of every human being," adds Richard J. Davidson, senior author on the study, founder of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds and the William James and Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry.
"We can use simple practices to help us activate and nurture these propensities and apply them in settings in which they can dramatically impact the climate and interactions that ensue in everyday life, including in education, health care and the workplace."
Journal Reference: 1.Helen Y. Weng, Andrew S. Fox, Heather C. Hessenthaler, Diane E. Stodola, Richard J. Davidson. The Role of Compassion in Altruistic Helping and Punishment Behavior. PLOS ONE, 2015; 10 (12): e0143794 DOI
December 22, 2007
“Doublethink is the acceptance of or mental capacity to accept contrary opinions or beliefs at the same time, especially as a result of political indoctrination.”
George Orwell, from “1984”
April 9, 2015 – Record Number of Gray Whale Sightings This Season
Nov 10, 2015 - Fall chinook salmon returning to Columbia River in record numbers
October 5, 2015 - 2015 a Good Year for the Seabirds in the Gulf of Maine. This year, the birds had a great season. Especially of note was the increase of tern nests on Ship Island from 405 last year to 680 this year, and the productivity at Petit Manan Island for commons and Arctics was the highest in the past 13 years.
February 24, 2015 – Arkansas Elk Hunt Breaks Records
October 26, 2015 - Declines in whales, fish, seabirds and large animals disrupt Earth's nutrient cycle.
It’s December, 2015, and Nature is booming and burgeoning to a level not seen in my lifetime. And that includes the return of rare birds to places they haven’t been seen in many years.
Since my statement directly contradicts our State Religion, which holds that “Poor Mother Gaia is Dying, Crushed by the Virus-Like Burden of Mankind”, I’ve appended close to twenty discrete examples, below, mostly from 2015, but going back to 2010.
In the example showing the return of rare birds to the Gulf of Mottama in Myanmar, we read that “the overall population of migrant birds in the area has soared from 30,000 in 2012 to 90,000 in 2015.” Can you see how they told you the numbers, but carefully refrained from giving you the percentage? That’s because they’re hedging. Because saying that the population “tripled in just three years” or “increased over three hundred percent” goes seriously off-message re: poor Mother Gaia dying, and all, you see.
A few of the stories point, correctly, to Man’s work as the driver behind the birds’ return, a la “Rare birds return to remote South Georgia island after successful rat eradication programme.” But for most, no explanation is given.
“After a century-long absence, the elegant pink (falmingos) are back in the Everglades. But where did they come from?”
"Where did they come from?" is a variant on the meme words "mystery", "baffled" and "puzzled", which are used whenever anyone in the wholly-controlled-and-coopted Political, Academic, Scientific and Media establishments wants to lie about something.
Here’s Wildlife Biologist Wayne Brininger, telling you what he knows about the return of the Vermillion Flycatcher to Minnesota after 21 years, using yet another variant on those memes: “We have no idea.”
Great ‘murmurations’ of Starlings have returned to Israel after 20 years, amazing photo attached. Well, what led them to disappear in the first place? “For unknown reasons the birds disappeared for almost 20 years.” Yet another variant on those same tired memes.
As they say in the military, “deny, deny, deny.” How long do you think they’re going to be able to keep using these tactics? And whom do you think is going to win, here?
I think it’s already over:
"It hasn't been here for almost 90 years,"
“for the first time since the early 1700s”
“for the first time in 70 years”
“For the first time in eight decades”
"Rare birds return after three centuries."
“for the first time in living memory”
August 3, 2010 – U.K. - Rare birds return after three centuries. The spoonbill, which has bred only four times in Britain in the last 300 years, has achieved what is described as “stunning success” at Natural England’s Holkham reserve and, for the first time since the early 1700s, the UK has its own breeding colony of these beautiful crane-like birds.
January 29, 2013 – Rare Phenomenon of Starling Birds Return to Israel After a 20 Year Absence
The birds used to migrate from Russia and Eastern Europe to Israel by the millions in the early 90’s however, for unknown reasons the birds disappeared for almost 20 years. They are suddenly back and making bird watchers and photographers very happy.
June 26, 2014 – Georgia - Rare bird returns from brink of extinction. The American wood stork, a bird scientists once feared would be extinct by the year 2000, has made such an impressive comeback that it's getting an official status upgrade 30 years after first being listed as an endangered species, the Obama administration said Thursday.
January 6, 2015 – U.K. - Rare bird returns to Carsington. “Last year was Carsington’s first winter when a Great Northern Diver hadn’t landed at the site. When November came it was feared this may be the second year when it didn’t return, but we were delighted when the rare bird was spotted slightly later than usual, in December. Bird watchers now flock to Carsington to see the Diver and add it to their year’s list or just to get good views of this beautiful bird.”
March 2, 2015 – Myanmar - Rare birds return to Gulf of Mottama ... the overall population of migrant birds in the area has soared from 30,000 in 2012 to 90,000 in 2015.
March 9, 2015 – Extinct’ Myanmar Jerdon’s babbler spotted for the first time in 70 years
April 1, 2015 – U.K. - Hundreds of rare birds of prey return to Reading. Red kites were once a common sight over medieval towns, where they were welcomed as they helped keep the streets free of rotting carcasses of dead animals. But following centuries of persecution, only one or two pairs survived in Wales by the 1930s.
April 10, 2015 - Rare bird alert: American robins return in waves across New Hampshire
June 1, 2015 – Wild Flamingos Return to Florida
After a century-long absence, the elegant pink waders are back in the Everglades. But where did they come from?
June 6, 2015 - Endangered birds nesting on Toronto Island. For the first time in eight decades, endangered Great Lakes piping plovers are nurturing eggs on Toronto's shore.
June 25, 2015 – Rare birds return to remote South Georgia island after successful rat eradication programme. The most southerly songbird, the South Georgia pipit, has this year nested for the first time in living memory on the mainland of South Georgia.
July 20, 2015 – Connecticut – Once-rare birds are back in the state. The “Osprey Nation’s” work indicates that the large fish hawks, which had virtually disappeared along the Connecticut shoreline and in river estuaries by the late 1970s are making a strong comeback.
July 31, 2015 – A colony of one of the world's rarest seabirds has been found on the Caribbean island of Dominica, according to scientists. The endangered black-capped petrel was last confirmed as nesting on the island in 1862.
August 24, 2015 – A rare bird once driven to extinction in Britain has successfully produced four chicks at a secret Scottish site. A pair of red-backed shrikes – nicknamed the ‘butcher bird’ because it impales prey on thorns or barbed wire – raised four fledglings in a garden on Shetland.
August 28, 2015 – Rare New Zealand birds killed accidentally as cull goes wrong
September 22, 2015 – U.K. - Ultra rare North American bird makes spectacular arrival in Britain. THE birdwatching world has gone into a frenzy thanks an ultra-rare bird's arrival on Britain's shores. Suspected to be an Acadian flycatcher from North America, the historic landing on the beach at Dungeness in Kent is about to spark the biggest mass gathering of twitchers in years.
November 16, 2015 – Minnesota - Rare Bird Spotted On Minnesota Farm “It looked weird — I’m no bird expert, but I didn’t think I’d ever seen it before,” said Roberts, who got a better look at it the next day and was certain he had never seen anything like it.
What makes this so unusual is that a Vermilion Flycatcher hasn’t been reported in Minnesota in 21 years. It is a bird native to South America, Mexico and the very southern tip of the United States.
So what is it doing in Minnesota?
“We have no idea,” said Wildlife Biologist Wayne Brininger. “There’s been speculation that maybe the hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico may have blown them up this way, but these are 1,500 miles from their northernmost range, and for two of them to actually be able to stay together and make that whole flight is phenomenal.”
December 7, 2015 – New York - Rare Bird Takes Up Residency in Prospect Park. It's a colorful bird that fits in well in a borough as diverse as Brooklyn. But it doesn't really belong here. Or in New York City, for that matter. "It hasn't been here for almost 90 years," said Averill Wickland, supervising educator with the Prospect Park Alliance
December 9, 2015 – Over the last four weeks close to 100 bird watchers dropped everything to make impromptu trips to Allendale’s Celery Farm to catch a glimpse of a rarely-seen bird.
The redhead duck was first spotted in mid-October by serious birder Rob Fanning, who visits the 107-acre nature preserve on an almost daily basis.
October 9, 2013
Happy New Year
Switzerland will vote on ending the fractional reserve banking that's been a big factor in the endless boom-bust cycle of modern (engineered) finance.
Switzerland will hold a referendum to decide whether to ban commercial banks from creating money.The Swiss federal government confirmed on Thursday that it would hold the plebiscite, after more than 110,000 people signed a petition calling for the central bank to be given sole power to create money in the financial system.The campaign - led by the Swiss Sovereign Money movement and known as the Vollgeld initiative - is designed to limit financial speculation by requiring private banks to hold 100pc reserves against their deposits."Banks won’t be able to create money for themselves any more, they’ll only be able to lend money that they have from savers or other banks," said the campaign group.Under Switzerland's direct democracy, a referendum can be held if a motion gains 100,000 signatures within 18 months of launching.If successful, the sovereign money bill would give the Swiss National Bank a monopoly on physical and electronic money creation, "while the decision concerning how new money is introduced into the economy would reside with the government," says Vollgeld.
October 9, 2013
Candy giant Hershey *says* they're dropping genetically modified sugar beet from their sweets. Of course we have to trust their word because, as Jeff Beckman their communications director says:
No matter how or where the company sources the sugar, it’s still just going to say “sugar” on the product ingredient labels.
Their concerns with public opinion seem genuine but the "damage control mode" is quite obvious - regarding this, there were several 'pearls'. Here's one:
Beckman said the sourcing switch has nothing to do with the safety of beet sugar, and the company’s website contains references to numerous scientific groups that have concluded that GM sugar is safe to consume.
All the damage control seems to indicate a willingness to do an orderly retreat on the use of genetically modified ingredients. I think they are trying to "save face" while changing their ways to produce food people actually want and is good for their health.
December 22, 2007
Carlos, thanks for both of these remarkable, significant stories. And please know it makes me boundlessly happy to be able to log into this thread and "read my own newspaper", as it were.
Switzerland, an entire nation, saying "ending fractional reserve banking." Boom. A giant company, having to say "retreating from GMO". Boom.
I believe that Carlos is quite correct, that the "we're dropping GMO sugar" claim is completely bogus, see: "the label will still say sugar." But the amazing and inspiring thing about the great rise in awareness going on across the globe is that one suburban parent will say to another (in a variety of languages) "this doesn't contain GMO sugar!", but their sharper-eyed friend will instantly rebut it, and say "naw, they're lying, because they won't say it in the official ingredient list."
So these gambits, which are attempts to slow the retreat, are going to have legions of metaphorical citizen soldiers pouring around and over them. And only the companies who actually do the right thing will flourish and advance.
Merrily, I don't think it is so much a willingness to do an orderly retreat, so much as a desperate attempt to execute an orderly retreat having been pressed to that position.
Thanks again for these, Carlos. If any guests of the forum ever want to chime in with examples of positive changes that are occurring, please send them in to Don, who will forward them to me. I can't promise I'll use them all; I don't even use everything that gets sent to me within the forum. Which is more of a function of my not having enough time, and also of my moods as an editor, than anything. And anyone here on the forum who gets the urge, fire away. In two-plus years there's only been one, singular case where I've pushed back on, er, suggested thread content, and that merry and instructive reading is back in this thread, smirks grimly.
Oh, and I'd like to kick off the new year by letting everyone know that my name is Jeff Miller. That's me in the attached picture. The forum's mechanics dictate that I can't change my user name with ease, so I believe I may just add it to my footer. I'm going to try to add my pic to my profile.
We've been conditioned to "keep our heads down" and I think that the larger phenomenon of the creation of the "forum name" is a marker of that. I'm a member of a local Vintage Hi-Fi forum, and when I signed up for it, I used my full name. The guy who runs it - a good friend of mine - said "wow, you're brave." I'm thinking "Huh? Girding for battle on a Vintage Hi-Fi forum?"
But I know that he's saying that because he's subconsciously alluding to the "internet trolls" which many or most of the populace steadfastly refuses to conceive are in the employ of a government who does not have their best interests at heart, as it professes. Internet Trolls are ubiquitous on all internet forums - except, of course, those which are invitation only, and vetted by multiple psychics, and retroactively kept clean by Enforcers like myself...like this forum.
So I'm standing up next to someone who's forum name is "Don Croft" and saying "I'm Jeff Miller." It's the Power of Utterance. There's a file on everyone, of course. They used to be paper, now they're electronic. The only person you assist by hiding is them.
Some will see this post to be the ravings of a lunatic. Others who read it will see reasoned clarity. Such an interesting phenomenon! But we all have our "personal truth", and elucidate it via "the Power of Utterance."
December 22, 2007
This also just in from Carlos, and it echoes my surmise I’d held prior to reading it, exactly: namely, that the e-coli cases that Chipotle has been experiencing are an op, an operation, designed and executed by what we euphemistically call “secret agents” to damage the only major chain to say “we’re dropping GMO’s.”
Now, it’s even money that, in toto, Chipotle are just actors, stooges, themselves, playing an exactly-scripted role within the framework of a larger “Hegelian Dialectic”, in which social architects and engineers create a "problem", which leads to a precisely-predicted “something must be done!” reaction on the part of the rubes being worked in the con, which reaction is then in turn followed by an Illuminist-approved SOLUTION, in the direction the engineers wanted the mob to go in the first place. Steering, controlling, driving the mob. Or so they hope and aspire!
In that case, Chipotle would say “we’re going non-GMO!” to prop up the ruse that not all major corporations are run by the same Death-worshipping 1% of the world’s population, and so you’d have wholly-credulous rubes lower in the Chipotle control pyramid thinking “I work for the wholesome corporation!” While fair-seeming, two-faced, sociopathic Secret Handshake Members at the top of the Chipotle control pyramid would let the e-coli-distributing agents in through the metaphorical or literal back door.
Even in that case, it would make no matter, as their fake “good cop” corporation would soon be overrun and outflanked by countless other smaller privateer businesses who give the people what they want. P.s., did I mention I opened a highly-alternative, tiny burrito joint about fifteen years ago, before the big Burrito chains got going? It’s still thriving. And so also you can see that this Burrito war is PERSONAL.
In this case, the tell re: Chipotle's verity will be whether they sticks to their non-GMO promise, in an auditable way, or whether they later say “ooh, sorry, had to back off, so much e-coli going around.”
And controlled-opposition, “What-to-Think” disinformation websites yack about subjects such as this, while remaining scrupulously, utterly silent on the areas the “truthseeker” is supposed to stay away from: Etheric energy, Orgonite, weather-weaponry, et al.
My bolds and italics are implemented as if the author and the website presenting them were honest. Which they may be, in this case – disinformation has to gain the confidence of the reader, that Confidence an obviously-essential element in any “Con”, any “Confidence Game.”
The author of the article says “I am now openly encouraging Chipotle's management to initiate a criminal investigation with the FBI to attempt to identify the sources of this corporate sabotage campaign.”
You’d think he wouldn’t need to urge them, and we shall see if there is, in fact, an investigation, and is so, what it’s results are.
Time will tell. But, any way you slice it, the Bad Guys are losing terribly, every day.
I’m forwarding excerpts from the correspondence, here, hope Don and Carlos don’t mind. I love that Don called me “El Jefe”, which I’ve been nicknamed by numerous people over my lifetime (usually just “Jefe”). It means “boss” in Spanish. “Boss” can have positive connotations, e.g. really cool, powerful cars are “boss”.
(Carlos) 10“Don, will you please forward this to Jeff? Thanks.”
It's an interesting article about possible sabotage by the weaponized food industry against on only fast food chain so far which has dropped GMO ingredients.
(Don) “Thx Carlos--CCing to el jefe for you.
I remember when a major fast food chain was nearly destroyed in the mid-90s with an e-coli scare (involving fatalities) but even at the time I assumed it was a corporate biological assault. It's true that the meat packing industry's sanitation standards had plummeted after fast food chains became the dominant market force for them, though. There's no clear separation between very large corporations and the CIA, after all. CIA 'behavior-science' shrinks wrote the protocols for McDonalds employment, for instance, which has kept unions out of McDonalds since the 1970s.
Over here, the criminal class (congress) made a law prohibiting companies from mentioning GMO in product labels, even to say 'no GMOs in this product.' ;-)”
ANALYSIS: Chipotle is a victim of corporate sabotage... biotech industry food terrorists are planting e.coli in retaliation for restaurant's anti-GMO menu
December 23, 2015
(NaturalNews) After observing recent events involving Chipotle and e.coli, here's my analysis of the situation: Chipotle's e.coli outbreaks are not random chance. They are the result of the biotech industry unleashing bioterrorism attacks against the only fast food company that has publicly denounced GMOs.
How do we know? The CDC has already admitted that some of these e.coli outbreaks involve a "rare genetic strain" of e.coli not normally seen in foods. Furthermore, we also know the track record of the biotech industry engaging in the most criminal, dirty, sleazebag tactics imaginable against any person or company that speaks out against GMOs.
Doctor Oz, for example, was maliciously targeted in a defamation campaign funded by the biotech industry earlier this year. The onslaught against Oz was initiated because he publicly expressed his support for honest GMO labeling on foods.
As the attacks escalated, Doctor Oz had his own team investigate the source of the attacks and found they were all biotech industry shills, some with felony criminal records and long histories of dubious propaganda activities targeting anti-GMO activists.
GMO industry routinely resorts to tactics that resemble terrorism or criminal mafias
As a clean food advocate myself, I know firsthand of the malicious tactics used by these biotech mafia operations, including tactics of intimidation and terrorism, such as calling in bomb threats to locations where clean food activists are about to speak.
There is absolutely no question that the biotech industry will resort to ANY activity necessary to destroy food companies that oppose GMOs. And yes, this includes acts of bioterrorism against Chipotle -- something that's ridiculously easy for biotech industry operatives to carry out with simple, low-cost laboratory supplies sold online at places like Amazon.com.
In my HealthRangerReport.com podcast, shown below, I am now openly encouraging Chipotle's management to initiate a criminal investigation with the FBI to attempt to identify the sources of this corporate sabotage campaign.
To be clear, what's really happening at Chipotle is that biotech industry shills are deliberately contaminating Chipotle's food with strains of e.coli in a malicious attempt to destroy both the reputation and finances of the Chipotle food chain. This act of bioterrorism is entirely consistent with the known behavior patterns of the biotech industry which, for example, engaged in illegal money laundering in Washington state in order to destroy the GMO labeling bill there.
The biotech industry not only sells deadly glyphosate herbicide poison that destroys human health (and contaminates ecosystems), it also uses its dirty money to financially influence academics, journalists and lawmakers. Those individuals who don't fall into line with the biotech agenda are then treated to intense campaigns of defamation, slander, intimidation and threats to try to silence or discredit them.
And when that doesn't work, biotech industry operatives will literally engage in acts of terrorism like we're seeing right now with Chipotle. To understand the biotech industry, you have to first understand that these are truly EVIL people who have no ethical boundaries whatsoever. They will target and destroy any person, any institution or any public company that they see as standing in their way of total world domination over the seed supply (and hence the food supply). The idea that exposing the public to e.coli might be harmful to some people doesn't cause them to hesitate for even a moment. The more people get sick or die from their Chipotle operation, the better for biotech!
December 22, 2007
When my business partner and I opened our little Burrito joint 13 years ago, the neighborhood it is in was “on the edge”, a location that some (including my partner!) raised their eyebrows at. I said “no, this is it!”
I immediately began taking time, every day, to clean up our block, to the order of getting down on my knees and picking the seemingly-countless glass fragments from the earth surround the trees lining the street, which were in four by four foot squares amid the concrete.
Every day, I’d pick up all the cigarette butts, and everyone would say “you’re crazy!” I’d reply that people were more likely to throw junk someplace that was already junky. I also thought to myself, “the very people doing the littering are going to see me, and know they’d be undoing my work, crossing me, versus just littering in a vacuum, as it were.
Not long after we signed our lease, the University we were next to said they were going to invest literally millions of dollars putting the new University center across from our place. And today, the street we’re on is much more vibrant, and clean, and nice, than before. Did my cleaning-up actions directly cause that to happen? No. Did my actions have no impact? No.
I put a number of Don Bradley “slimline” TB’s in the restaurant, and later returned home from Oahu on vacation and put Jeff-made TB’s in the vicinity of the “communication infrastructure”-lined mountain ridge above us. Did those etheric-device-distribution activities directly cause the positive change to happen? No. Did my actions have no impact? No.
You’ve been told “one person can’t make a difference” precisely so you won’t do your part, in whatever way might seem appropriate to you, to better things. It’s a falsehood, a fallacy. The lady below agrees with me: “At 80, Crystal Lake resident continues daily 3-mile walks to beautify her neighborhood.”
As I was about to publish this, it struck me…Vibration Control within a hi-fidelity stereo system is incremental, and cumulative. There are a variety of simple devices which all reduce vibration in various elements of the system. I’ve learned that, if you implement them, they are, indeed, cumulative –the sound gets better and better as you whittle away at the very-small, yet influential vibrations that impact the system. And most people would (and do) say “oh, you can’t notice changes that small.”
It’s the same thing if you make a martini very carefully. Chill the glass. Dry the glass. Be precise in your measurements. Use the best ingredients possible. Each step makes an incremental impact, which all come together in “wow, that’s a great martini!” Same with baking, cooking. But back to vibration control.
Our restaurant’s neighborhood has a whole different “vibration” now. Did my cumulative actions directly cause it? No, or more correctly, yes, but within a host of other incremental corrective actions by others, as well. Did my actions have no impact at all? No.
So I would urge the reader to do whatever they might be inspired to do to raise the vibrational level of things where they are, knowing every little bit has an impact, and those impacts are cumulative.
At 80, Crystal Lake resident continues daily 3-mile walks to beautify her neighborhood
January 4, 2016
If you are driving along south Golf Course Road in Crystal Lake early in the morning, you can’t miss Larie McKeever. Clad in a bright-orange reflective vest and lugging three burgeoning garbage bags, the spry 80-year-old is cleaning up her neighborhood and brightening the days of passersby, one walk at a time.
“I try to leave the house as soon as it’s light outside,” McKeever said. “But if I open my door and it’s pouring down rain, I won’t walk. Then again, if it starts raining while I’m on my walk, I won’t turn back.”
McKeever has lived just off Golf Course Road since 1997, when she and her late husband, Gene, moved to the area from Wheaton. McKeever had retired from her role as librarian at Wheaton College and wanted to move closer to baby-sit her oldest grandchild, Kate, who was then a toddler. It was Kate who inadvertently inspired her grandmother’s routine walking. The daily 3-mile jaunt was borne out of habit for McKeever, who started walking the route when Kate was in middle school and began taking the bus. McKeever would walk to see her as she waited at her stop. She kept up the route when Kate’s younger sister started middle school a few years later.
A love for walking started long before McKeever became a grandmother. As a child growing up in Story City, Iowa, McKeever walked with her father, the local pharmacist, to the drugstore nearly every day.
“He would tell me to ‘grab a bag,’ and we would pick up litter along the way,” McKeever said.
Although a little drizzle won’t stop McKeever, she prefers walking in the winter, as the summertime months are uncomfortably humid for her. She wears “grubby clothes” that she doesn’t mind dirtying, and always tennis shoes in the summer and Totes waterproof boots in the winter.
“I prefer walking in the winter to the summer because I can dress for it. At my age, you can’t take too many layers off,” McKeever said with a laugh.
A heart condition doesn’t slow the spunky octogenarian, either. McKeever has a condition called aortic stenosis, or a narrowing of the aorta. Although the valve will eventually need to be replaced, her cardiologist applauds her daily exercise.
December 22, 2007
It’s January, 2016, and Nature is booming and burgeoning to a level not seen in my lifetime. And that includes Humpback whales. Since those statements directly refute our State Religion, which holds that “Poor Mother Gaia is Dying, Crushed by the Virus-Like Burden of Mankind”, I’m going to provide some examples to support them:
May 23, 2014 – The number of humpback whale sightings near Boston has exploded this season, with 20 to 30 whales spotted on each whale watching excursion. Normally, only two to three whales are seen each trip.
June 22, 2015 - Humpback whale numbers booming on Australia's east coastWhale watchers say numbers are up about 10 per cent.
November 25, 2015 - Humpback Whale Population Is Booming In British Columbia. Dating back to the mid 1960s, researchers estimated up to 1,500 humpbacks were in the North Pacific. A study 10 years later by the International Whaling Commission estimated that the number had rapidly grown to 20,000 whales of the same species.
We know that the words “mystery”, “baffled” and “puzzled” are memes, used (among numerous others) when anyone in the wholly-controlled-and-coopted Political, Academic, Scientific and Media establishments wants to lie about something.
And so there's a significant possibility that the story I’ve featured below documents a whale-killing or disturbance operation, executed by what we euphemistically refer to as “secret agents” in an attempt to prop up the failing and wholly-fraudulent impression that “Poor Mother Gaia is Dying” on behalf of the barely-closeted Death worshippers they work for. In that the headline of the article tells of "The baffling mystery of Hawaii's disappearing humpback whales.” You’ll note that the headline piles on with two of the three meme words…golly, it’s a baffling mystery!
Here are three other examples of the aforementioned meme words being used in the context of other whale-killing operations:
May 13, 2015 – Scientists are baffled and shocked by the death of more than 20 whales, but it may have been the result of a virus or illness.
June 4, 2015 – Scientists baffled over Chilean mass whale deaths
June 20, 2015 – Mysterious Whale Deaths In Alaska Baffle Scientists
But be of good cheer, in that the “hit piece” I’ve featured may also have been fabricated simply to try to weave a tale of woe where none exists, a la:
“Lyman said the whales' absence could just mean they're spending more time feeding in northern waters, possibly because of El Nino disruptions or because their population has gone up.”
Regular readers of this thread will be aware that “El Nino”, a small, periodically-occurring spot of warmer-than-normal water in the Pacific Ocean, is also a meme, attributed with near-magical powers, and acclaimed to be responsible for all manner of phenomena, all over the globe. In the sentence under discussion, the author deliberately places the fake, negative, garbage driver of the phenomenon first ("El Nino did it"), and holds for second the positive, actual driver ("population has gone up").
Re: Nature booming and burgeoning to a level not seen in my lifetime, the article does have to admit, some ways down, “In September, The Christian Science Monitor reported after the first sightings of humpbacks in two decades in Long Island Sound.”
When my wife and I were last on the Big Island (where she grew up) three years ago or so, we saw a Humpback leaping off Beach 69, where she’d gone since she was little. She said “I’ve never seen a whale jumping off this Beach in my life.”
Whether the article is covering for a whale-killing op or is a fraudulent hit-piece trying to create environmental woe where none exists, my thesis re: the meme words in question being used "whenever they want to lie about anything" would remain valid in either case.
Time will tell. So we’ll see how this story develops. Rest assured, I'll keep track of the Humpback's return to Hawaii, or lack thereof. The "baffled" scientists lose either way.
The baffling mystery of Hawaii's disappearing humpback whales
Humpback whales usually arrive in the waters off Hawaii in December. But not this year. Why?
January 16, 2016
Honolulu — December usually marks the start of humpback whale season in Hawaii, but experts say the animals have been slow to return this year.
The giant whales are an iconic part of winter on the islands and a source of income for tour operators. But officials at the Humpback Whale Marine Sanctuary said they've been getting reports that the whales have been difficult to spot so far.
"This isn't a concern, but it's of interest. One theory was that something like this happened as whales increased. It's a product of their success," said Ed Lyman, a Maui-based resource protection manager and response coordinator for the sanctuary.
"What I'm seeing out there right now I would have expected a month ago," said Lyman, who was surprised by how few of the animals he saw while responding to a call about a distressed calf on Christmas Eve. "We've just seen a handful of whales."
It will be a while before officials have hard numbers because the annual whale counts don't take place until the last Saturday of January, February and March, according to former sanctuary co-manager Jeff Walters.
"They don't necessarily show up in the same place at the same time every year," Walters said.
Brian Powers, a Kailua-Kona aerial photographer who has spent years capturing images of humpbacks from the air, can be counted among those waiting, according to West Hawaii Today.
“I’ve been looking for the last month and have not seen one,” he said.
This time of year, cars are usually lined up on the edge of the Akoni Pule Highway as whale watchers gather roadside and on hills to take in the nearshore displays of pec slapping, blows and the giant, lunging breaches of aggressive and amorous males.
More than 10,000 humpback whales make the winter journey from Alaska to the warm waters off Hawaii to mate and give birth.
Lyman said the whales' absence could just mean they're spending more time feeding in northern waters, possibly because of El Nino disruptions or because their population has gone up.
"With more animals, they're competing against each other for that food resource, and it takes an energy of reserve to make that long migration over 2,000 miles," he explained.
In September, The Christian Science Monitor reported after the first sightings of humpbacks in two decades in Long Island Sound in that a joint study done by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) in 2007 indicated that rising water temperatures could cause whale species to “shift their distributions to remain within optimal habitat.”
December 22, 2007
"Doublethink is the acceptance of or mental capacity to accept contrary opinions or beliefs at the same time, especially as a result of political indoctrination.”
George Orwell, from “1984”
December 15, 2015 - There's almost no more fish… the ocean is dying, it's terrifying
December 19, 2015 - Chinook salmon have returned to the Columbia River in record numbers
December 22, 2007
It’s January, 2015, and Nature is booming and burgeoning to a level not seen my lifetime. And that includes bird life. Since those statements both directly contradict our State Religion at this time, which holds that “Poor Mother Gaia is Dying, Crushed by the Virus-Like Burden of Mankind”, I’ve appended numerous recent examples, below, to support them.
I have subjectively concluded that the widespread, ongoing, and ever-increasing distribution of simple, inexpensive orgonite devices in the vicinity of the towers, panels, nodes, repeater arrays and dishes of the Death-energy concentration and distribution network that many still mistakenly presume only carries cell phone traffic and weather radar data has broken the great artificial drought that the aforementioned system was (among numerous other horrific purposes) designed to create and sustain.
July 15, 2015 – North Dakota’s spring ruffed grouse survey indicated a 44 percent population increase statewide compared to 2014, according to Stan Kohn, upland game bird supervisor for the State Game and Fish Department.
August 4, 2015 – Sage Grouse Defies Feds, Environmental Lobby; Increases By Two-Thirds
August 14, 2015 - Tern for the better: rare Chinese seabird’s numbers rapidly increasing
The birds were assumed for six decades to be extinct before they were rediscovered in 2000 on the Mazu Islands in Fujian province, one of only three known breeding sites.
September 19, 2015 - Kansas upland bird numbers soar
Rains created excellent nesting conditions this spring. Birds carried over from 2014 were productive and resulted in a statewide 51-percent increase in summer brood counts conducted by biologists. Areas where hunters found birds in 2014 should be even better this year.
The statewide breeding population index for quail increased 41 percent from last year’s figure.
October 2, 2015 – Missouri - Time for turkey? Bird population reverses slide.
This year’s hatch success rate is above average for the last five years and above the 10-year average.
December 3, 2015 – More than a quarter of UK birds are fighting for survival
December 6, 2015 – UK - Bird numbers increase in the Severn Hams
The level of the Severn has risen considerably in the last week; the level at Haw Bridge yesterday was 10.36 metres, the highest so far in 2015. This is not a dangerous level – no risk of the river breaking its banks, and is normal for the time of year, but it does mean that all the tributaries (Avon, Swilgate, Chelt, local Parish drains) can’t discharge their waters into the main river, and are backing up, causing shallow local flooding on the meadows – perfect for the birds.
Sharp increase in surface feeding ducks round the edges: at least 1,330 Wigeon, at least 630 Teal, 150 Mallard, 31 Pintail, 3 Gadwall, 5 Lapwings; big increase in geese too: 380 Canada Geese and 1 Barnacle Geese (latter unlikely to be wild),
I wonder where all the Coombe Hill ducks came from? I would have guessed they are up from the estuary, taking advantage of the good feeding conditions.
December 10, 2015 – Bald eagle numbers still increasing at Lake CdA
The 126 eagles counted this week far exceeds the 34 eagles the survey tallied at this time last year for the November-January gathering.
December 25, 2015 – Texas - Duck numbers increase big time in second split
Jeff Simmons, a long-time duck hunter on Rayburn, says his last couple of hunts in the backs of coves have been exceptional.
December 22, 2007
“Doublethink is the acceptance of or mental capacity to accept contrary opinions or beliefs at the same time, especially as a result of political indoctrination.”
George Orwell, from “1984”
February 12, 2015 – Scotland - Doomsday warning for Scots pubs as alcohol sales drop by 60% after lower drink-driving limit
October 7, 2015 - New Zealand - Introduction of lower alcohol drive limits not responsible for conviction drop
It’s January, 2016, and drug and alcohol consumption are plummeting all over the globe. I’ve appended multiple recent examples, below, to support that assertion.
As you read them, you’ll see how no one will talk about the larger, connected, global trend of dropping drug and alcohol use, and that, rather, manifold specious, illogical reasons are put forth, which are usually connected to the fine work being done by the 1% at the top of the control pyramid inhabited by whichever societal subgroup is under discussion.
In Scotland, it’s a "lower drinking and driving threshold". Hilariously (and also in the UK) it’s “more people bicycling to work.” And, across the Atlantic, “The struggling economy and bad weather apparently caused Americans to drink less as alcohol sales fell in 2013.”
So is it tougher laws, or the weather, or bicycling, or what? I’m so confused and ensheepled!
If “Florida's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program” led to a 25% drop in Oxycodone overdose deaths, there, then how does that drug-monitoring-program-driven drop map against “Teen alcohol abuse in Florida has dropped by double digits”?
And how does a local, prescription-drug-monitoring-program-driven drop in Oxycodone deaths relate to the larger national trend of "Teenage Drug Use Drops as Drinking and Smoking Hit All-Time Lows“?
Neither of them map, remotely. Rather, those examples helpfully illustrate how fair-seeming, two-faced, pathologically-lying Illuminist shills in positions of influence within the wholly-controlled-and-coopted Media organs of every nation are all trying their best to draw attention away from the larger pattern of positive change, on behalf of the barely-closeted Death worshippers they work for.
By the way, “hit all time lows” means “lowest, ever, in history.”
Underscoring the truth that "the folks in charge are lying about basically everything”, we’ve got a report in from Australia where “Warnings of an 'ice epidemic' by senior politicians and police 'may have been overstated", with federal government research suggesting use of the drug is well below peak levels.”
Let’s go to the game films! The fair-seeming, nattily-dressed, baby-kissing government says ice use “was rebounding from a low of 15 per cent…during 2009.” That's quite clear...so ice use is up over 15%, and climbing, right? Well, er, no. Actually, “only 2 per cent of the 1600 participants had admitted to using the drug.”
The hilarious key to this story is that the truthful data I just related was leaked by someone sick of their pathologically lying Illuminist-stooge bosses lying all the time like that. And while the helpful, protective propaganda piece hedges as best it can, by saying that the leaked data merely “suggests” a drop, and that warnings of an ‘ice epidemic’ by senior politicians and police “may have been” overstated, they’re sweeping back the ocean, don’t you think?
In New Zealand, fair-seeming, two-faced, pathologically-lying Illuminist shill and road policing national operations manager Inspector Peter McKennie said (with a straight face) that the latest reduction in drunk-driving convictions was “partly due to the fact there were nearly half a million fewer breath tests carried out.”
Hey, just like in Scotland, where we saw a “Doomsday warning for Scots pubs as alcohol sales drop by 60% after lower drink-driving limit”!
But someone with some extra time on their hands in New Zealand pointed out that the 2,555,957 tests carried out last year in New Zealand was virtually identical, statistically, to the 2,548,469 carried out there in 2010/11, when there was “a much higher number of convictions”, and called bullshit on the “road policing national operations manager inspector”. Actually “a much higher number of convictions” is protective, and hedging, in that there were 40% fewer convictions - in an environment with the basically the same amount of tests carried out.
Cheeringly, no “Climate Change drives dropping drug and alcohol use” trial balloons are floated in any of the examples, which underscores that even “greatest hits”-level propaganda vehicles and memes have strict limits.
Wait, did I mention “Soft Drinks Hit 10th Year of Decline”?
The future here is very bright, indeed, my friends. Actually, it’s wonderfully bright right now.
March 24 ,2014 – Alcohol Sales Falling in Restaurants and Bars
The struggling economy and bad weather apparently caused Americans to drink less as alcohol sales fell in 2013.
"Adult beverage volume in the on-premise channel — comprised of restaurants, bars, and other locations — contracted 1.3%, while retail volume declined .7% in 2013."
December 16, 2014 –Teenage Drug Use Drops as Drinking and Smoking Hit All-Time Lows
Alcohol use and cigarette smoking are at the lowest levels since 1975, the year that a survey involving more than 40,000 students in the eighth, 10th and 12th grades began.
February 12, 2015 – Doomsday warning for Scots pubs as alcohol sales drop by 60% after lower drink-driving limit
February 19, 2015 – ATC Sees Drop in Alcohol Sales during Mardi Gras
Statewide alcohol and tobacco sales to underage dropped from 33% last year to 17% this Mardi Gras season.
March 24, 2015 – Ireland - 30% drop in alcohol-related admissions to Dublin hospital
March 25, 2015 - Teen alcohol abuse in Florida has dropped by double digits ...
March 26, 2015 – Soft Drinks Hit 10th Year of Decline - WSJ
March 30, 2015 – UK - Cycling revolution causes drop in alcohol and tobacco consumption, according to new report
April 15, 2015 – Oxycodone overdose deaths drop 25 percent after launch of Florida's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
May 23, 2015 – Leaked government research suggests drop in ice use
Warnings of an "ice epidemic" by senior politicians and police may have been overstated, with federal government research suggesting use of the drug is well below peak levels.
However, the paper, finalised in mid-2013, noted that ice use was rebounding from a low of 15 per cent of regular drug users surveyed having admitted taking it during 2009. If that trend continued, the paper suggested "the ice campaign may need to be re-visited".
The research, which involved 1600 online interviews of people aged 12-24, concluded "perceptions of ice appear to have worsened" and that only 2 per cent of the 1600 participants had admitted to using the drug.
May 22, 2015 – Survey shows drug use dropping among Menomonie students. The Menomonie School Board got some good news at its latest meeting — the use of drugs and alcohol in the the district is on the decline.
In 2011, 6 percent of eighth-graders and 26 percent of sophomores said they had used alcohol in the last 30 days. By 2013, just 5 percent of eighth-graders and 10 percent of sophomores reported use in the last 30 days.
Marijuana use has also declined during the two-year period. When the survey was taken in 2011, 2 percent of eighth-graders, 16 percent of sophomores and 18 percent of seniors reported using marijuana. When the biannual test was taken in 2013, use was reported by 3 percent of eighth-graders, 6 percent of sophomores and 18 percent of seniors.
May 30, 2015 – Drop in drug use noticed by Seattle street cleaners
September 3, 2015 – Wales, UK – The number of people dying from drugs misuse in Wales falls by 20% to 168 last year.
September 23, 2015 – UI reviews strategies amid drop in student alcohol use.
Since 2005, more University of Idaho students are reporting on surveys that they abstain from drinking, and among those who do drink, rates of alcohol consumption have declined.
UI students who said they don’t drink:
2005: 17 percent
2013: 22.5 percent
UI students who said they’ve had a drink in the past 30 days:
2005: 72 percent
2013: 65.5 percent
October 7, 2015 – New Zealand - Introduction of lower alcohol drive limits not responsible for conviction drop
Convictions for drink-driving, or refusing to supply a sample, have decreased steadily in the country’s 64 district courts between 2009 and 2015, according to information released under by the Justice Ministry under the Official Information Act.
In the 2014/15 year there were 18,062 people convicted; a more than 14 per cent drop on the 21,107 in the previous year and a whopping 40 per cent drop since 09/10.
Road policing national operations manager Inspector Peter McKennie acknowledged the latest reduction was partly due to the fact there were nearly half a million fewer breath tests carried out. But the 2,555,957 tests carried out last year was similar to the 2,548,469 carried out in 2010/11, when there was a much higher number of convictions.
December 16, 2015 – Michigan - Teen cigarette smoking drops to historic low in 2015.
Cigarette smoking among teens in grades 8, 10 and 12 continued a decades-long decline in 2015 and reached the lowest levels recorded since annual tracking began 41 years ago.
December 22, 2007
Explain the geophysical and atmospheric mechanisms by which El Nino (an only-periodically-occurring, warmer-than-normal area of water in the pacific ocean) is driving record rainfall in California, Texas, Florida, Georgia, India, the United Kingdom, and Australia.
Explain the geophysical and atmospheric mechanisms driving record rain in the United States and the United Kingdom in the complete absence of El Nino, and then, focusing specifically on the United States and the United Kingdom, compare and contrast to the previous essay’s El-Nino-driven record rains in those same geographies.
You can’t, because it’s irrational, illogical.
El Nino, while on the one hand a real, actual geophysical phenomenon, is also a meme, which is another word for a plausible-deniability excuse that it is hoped your subconscious will grasp onto so that you don’t have to take personal responsibility for facing the truth that the fair-seeming, nattily-dressed, two-faced one-percenters at the top of the wholly-controlled-and-coopted Political, Academic, Scientific and Media establishments’ control pyramids do not have your best interests at heart, as they profess.
When successfully implemented, the meme's psychological mechanism is similar to that used when a child is told (and subsequently believes) that all the presents under the Christmas tree were brought down the chimney by Santa, who had previously landed on the roof with his sleigh.
Explain the logistics and timetable of Santa Claus’ delivery of toys to child (A), and cross-reference against the delivery of toys to all the rest of the world’s children (B), in a single twenty four hour time period.
Describe the transportation of presents down chimneys narrower than those presents, and cross-reference against the import mechanism of toys to houses without chimneys.
You can’t, because it’s irrational, illogical. “It’s a Christmas miracle!” is, however, an acceptable answer.
I guess you’ve gotten the drift that I don’t buy the “El Nino did it!” explanation re: this year's record rainfalls, within the context of back-to-back years of record rainfalls in years which did and also did not contain El Nino events.
I have, rather, subjectively concluded that the widespread, ongoing, and ever-increasing distribution of simple, inexpensive orgonite devices in the vicinity of the towers, panels, nodes, repeater arrays and dishes of the Death-energy concentration and distribution network that many still mistakenly presume only carries cell phone traffic and weather radar data has broken the great artificial drought that the aforementioned system was (among numerous other horrific purposes) designed to create and sustain.
You’ll need to use your personal discernment to come to your own conclusion on the matter.
June 17, 2014 – Doubts Surface Over 2014 El Nino Development
June 23, 2014 - 2014 just might be the year when El Nino kicks in again
June 23, 2014 – Is the El Nino Dying?
July 1, 2014 – If June 2014 seemed like a month of relentless storms, there's a good reason: for the most part, it was. Thunderstorms repeatedly struck the Plains, Midwest and Southeast with torrential rainfall
July 10, 2014 – Nature Hits the 'Pause' Button On El Nino Development
July 11, 2014 – El Nino 2014, Climate Alarmists Disappointed
July 30, 2014 – The Chance of El Nino Drops to 50%
August 7, 2014 – El Nino dragging its heels but still on way
August 30, 2014 – A Change in the Wind: El Nino -- the Lazarus of 2014?
September 7, 2014- Winter Outlook 2014-2015 U.S. Winter Forecast - After a record year in the Midwest & the East Coast, El Nino will have a big impact going into the 2014-2015 winter season. Here in August we see a 73% chance of El Nino at this point and we feel this is GAME ON in a month or so!
September 17, 2014 - But while an El Niño event was expected to have begun by this time, the defining oceanic and atmospheric conditions in the Pacific have not yet been established, Amis said. Nonetheless, the probability of seeing El Niño conditions by November is above 60 percent, though the event is likely to be a weak one,”
November 16, 2014 – United Kingdom - 2014 on track to be one of the wettest years on record ...
March 5, 2015 – El Nino Officially Declared for 2015
The climate pattern is here but weak
Just when everyone had pretty much written it off, the El Niño event that has been nearly a year in the offing finally emerged in February and could last through the spring and summer, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday.
August 31, 2015 - Soggy summer was impossible to predict, says Met Office
The Met Office admitted that long term forecasts are 'still in their infancy' after it emerged parts of the UK had faced the wettest summer ever despite predictions for a dry, hot season.
December 6, 2015 – Record Rainfall Drenches South Florida
With just six days into December, The Redland has already seen a record of 12.12 inches of rain for the month, dating back to 1942.
Miami Executive Airport saw 8.92 inches in the last 24-hour period, the highest on record since 1998.
December 6, 2015 – Chennai, India Records Wettest December Day in Over 100 Years
December 7, 2015 - December 2015 was the wettest month ever recorded in UK
December was the wettest month ever recorded in the UK, with almost double the rain falling than average, according to data released by the Met Office on Tuesday.
December 21, 2015 - Record rainfall: Wettest December, wettest month ever in Portland in 75 years
December 28, 2015 – Metro Atlanta rainfall hammers at record
The metro region needs only about 4 more inches of rain to best December 1919 as the sloshiest December ever.
December 31, 2015 – 2015 was Texas' wettest year on record
January 4, 2016 – New South Wales drenched by record breaking rainfall as wild weather to continue for a third day
January 6, 2016 - Another 'Dangerous Winter Storm' to Bring Heavy Rainfall to Southern California
More rain was expected Wednesday after an El Niño-related storm system caused flooding
December 22, 2007
You can file the article I’ve appended below under “they can’t give that shit away”, in that its feel-good headline reads: “SeaWorld drops weekend ticket price, announces new pricing structure”.
Unstoppably-rising global awareness has led to the general public not buying what Sea World is selling, namely, taking some of the world’s most advanced life forms and making them do debasing tricks via trauma-based programming. You know, kind of like when people used to make bears ride tiny bicycles while wearing funny little hats.
This headline from November 16, 2014 gives you the drift: "SeaWorld stock sinks 50% in 2014”
The helpful, protective, hedging article featured below calls the price drop a “move to clarify prices.” Hilariously, the price drop comes just two months after the park raised gate ticket prices, from $97 to $99. Now they’re at $89 at the gate, and $79 online. That's a ten-plus percent drop, an exact figure that the article was careful not to print. I had to do the math myself, and faithful readers know there's not much I dislike more than math.
So the correct headline would read “SeaWorld drops weekend ticket price over ten percent in the face of dropping attendance.” “Announces new pricing structure” makes it sound like it’s a bright new idea on their part, not something they were driven to in desperation - as is, in fact, the case.
Here’s a more honest headline, from February 26, 2015: “SeaWorld Loses 1 Million Visitors As It Clings To Orca Captivity.” And another from August 6, 2015: SeaWorld Attendance Plummets Because No One Wants Orcas In Swimming Pools.”
You’ll notice the article below doesn’t say a single, solitary thing about why SeaWorld dropped their ticket prices, er, sorry, rather I mean announced their new pricing structure. That’s because the author is a fair-seeming, nattily-dressed, two-faced, barely-closeted Illuminist shill who does not have their readers’ best interests at heart, as they profess.
In the article below you can see how SeaWorld is offering free admission through the end of 2016 to children five and under whose parents register for a Preschool Card. That's kind of like how crack dealers hang around playgrounds, and also how they say “the first bag is free.” Do you think dropping ticket prices and saying "kids witness animal debasement free" is going to save this 1%-er owned Corporation? I don't.
Hey, looks like the folks in the boardroom may be in concurrence: November 5, 2015: "SeaWorld Entertainment is phasing out is signature Shamu show in San Diego and moving to a new "orca experience," management announced Monday during the company's investor day meeting."
That's a major step back for them, and I'm glad to see it, and please let me be the first to confirm for SeaWorld that the public is not going to miss the fact that they've still got the whales in cages.
Be of good cheer, in that great, epochal positive changes are underway on every level of our reality at this time, and these scoundrels’ time among us is nearing its end.
SeaWorld drops weekend ticket price, announces new pricing structure
January 6, 2016
Yesterday, SeaWorld unveiled a simplified ticket pricing structure, which includes discounted weekend rates for tickets purchased online.
The move to clarify prices comes just two months after the park raised gate ticket prices from $97 to $99.
Previously, SeaWorld charged $70 for weekday tickets purchased online in advance. Tickets for busier weekend days cost $89.
Under the new pricing plan, SeaWorld's one-day price at the gate remains $99 but the park is encouraging guests, and Florida residents, to buy multi-visit passes that also allow access to other SeaWorld owned parks including Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Aquatica Orlando and Adventure Island Tampa Bay.
For tickets purchased online: One visit to any park will set you back $79 (tickets can be used any day of week including weekends); two visits to any parks for $99; or three visits to any parks for $109.
If you’re planning an extended Orlando area stay, SeaWorld is also offering a new “Length of Stay” ticket. For $139 per person, visitors can enjoy 14 consecutive days of unlimited access to all four parks with free parking.
For Florida residents, SeaWorld Orlando is offering free admission through the end of 2016 to children five and under whose parents register for a Preschool Card. The card must be activated by May 27.
But the cost of SeaWorld’s annual passes has risen, from $13 a month — $156 for the year — to $14 a month, or $168 annually.
Last year, all three major Orlando theme parks raised gate ticket prices. Disney and Universal raised the prices of their annual passes at all levels.
December 22, 2007
It's January, 2016, and unstoppable, rapidly-rising awareness had led the general populace - across the globe - to reject soda. As the headline below that reads “Everyone Officially Figures Out Soda Is Terrible” confirms.
Before I dig in, let me note, as I have in the past, that my fridge currently contains Mexican Cokes, and several craft root beers. I consume them only infrequently, not like when I was young, when I consumed large quantities of them. As a teenaged lifeguard, I drank soda for eight or ten hours a day, straight.
I’ve cut way back because I have learned, despite the best efforts of the folks who make them, that they can be very bad for you, if discretion isn’t used.
Soda sales have dropped for the last ten...straight...years. If that’s the case, then why does one of the headlines below say “Carbonated Soft Drink Dollar Sales Dip”, which implies that sales have dropped a little, but will pop right back up again soon? They say “dip” because it softens, and protectively hedges, in an attempt to avoid the cruel truth of “soft drink sales plummet”, or “soft drink sales drop still further”, or “soft drink sales drop for tenth straight year.”
The folks making the stuff are trying every trick in the book to prop up failing sales, including acting like their product is of higher quality than it actually is, e.g. “Coke and Pepsi Are Trying to Sell You Pretend Craft Soda.”
As you can see, the public is simply not falling for the ruses, anymore.
The manufacturers are also trying to branch out into other, even-more-deviously-weaponized beverages, a la “It's Barf Time: Coca Cola Plans to Introduce a New 'Premium Milk’...”
What’s so funny about that (beyond the use of the term “barf time” in the headline) is that there is currently a deafening silence surrounding the heinous product, which debuted just less than a year ago, to headlines like “Coca-Cola's Fairlife Milk Drink Has 'Masterbrand' Potential ...” and “'Fairlife in every fridge in America!' CEO predicts rebirth of U.S. milk…”
Most disappointing to the barely-closeted Death worshippers who comprise the top 1% of the control pyramids of all the major beverage corporations is the failure of their deadly neurotoxin, Aspartame.
The Feds approved it, and continue to prop it up (October 27, 2014 – FDA Rejects Ban On Diet Soda Sweetener Aspartame), and yet it doesn’t matter a whit – the public has figured out the con: November, 2015 – “Unit sales of diet soda are still falling at an alarming rate in the U.S. retail market.”
Wait, what? At an alarming rate? Whom, precisely, is alarmed? Well, the twisted one percenters at the top of the soda control pyramid, who are backed fully by the twisted one percenters at the top of the media control pyramid. That’s who.
But, it is of no matter - they could have sexy girls in high-powered ads breathlessly chugging Kerosene, and the CEO could tell me it would be ‘in every fridge in America!”, but my personal discernment would still keep me from consuming it.
And I don’t think I’m the only person figuring all this stuff out.
January 25, 2014 – Scarlett Johansson rejects criticism of her SodaStream role ...
October 27, 2014 – FDA Rejects Ban On Diet Soda Sweetener Aspartame ...
November 28, 2014 – It's Barf Time: Coca Cola Plans to Introduce a New 'Premium Milk’...
February 22, 2015 – SodaStream Hits Reset as Its Sales and Profit Fall
February 5, 2015 – Coca-Cola's Fairlife Milk Drink Has 'Masterbrand' Potential ...
February 11, 2015 – 'Fairlife in every fridge in America!' CEO predicts rebirth of U.S. milk
March 26, 2015 – U.S. soda sales drop for the 10th straight year - Fortune
April 14, 2015 – Is this the End of Diet Soda? Huge Study links Aspartame to Major Problems, Sales Drop
June 24, 2015 – Coke and Pepsi Are Trying to Sell You Pretend Craft Soda ...
July 16, 2015 – Is Drinking Diet Soda Really Bad for Your Health?
September 24, 2015 – Pepsi drops aspartame from diet soda as consumers reject toxic sweetener
October 2, 2015 – Everyone Officially Figures Out Soda Is Terrible -- Grub Street
October 12, 2015 – Sipp Eco Beverage Co. organic sodas sales up 500 percent ...
October 17, 2015 – NY Times: Yes, Soda Taxes Cut Soda Drinking - TaxProf Blog
November 10, 2015 – Carbonated Soft Drink Dollar Sales Dip
November 20, 2015 – U.S. retail sales of diet soda remain in freefall, latest Nielsen data suggests
Unit sales of diet soda are still falling at an alarming rate in the U.S. retail market, with the latest Nielsen data showing an 8.2% decline in the four weeks to October 31, vs. the same period a year ago.
December 19, 2016 - US soda sales keep falling, and 2016 doesn’t look any better
December 22, 2007
In the face of unstoppable, continuously-rising global awareness, McDonald’s and other fast food giants are facing precipitously dropping sales, with their work forces pressing (justly, in my opinion) for a living wage.
Since all of those corporations are pyramidally-architected control structures headed by fair-seeming, nattily-dressed, two-faced members of 1-percenter bloodline Illuminist families, they can’t just start serving less-deadly food or making things right with their employees.
Meanwhile, over at privately-held In and Out Burger, they still make their burgers the exact same way they did back when they opened in 1947, and they don’t seem to be having any sales troubles, at all. And they pay their people a lot better, too:
“February 19, 2014 - If In-N-Out Can Pay (a Lot) More Than Minimum Wage, Why Can’t McDonald’s? Say's Perez, “I find it a remarkable notion that McDonald's can't afford to pay an increase in the minimum wage but In-N-Out Burger can.”
McDeath is the very Heart of Darkness, and everyone knows it:
"It seems like (McDonald’s is) the only big player doing negative numbers, period. They're in a healthy market but they're not participating in that market," said David Palmer, analyst at RBC Capital Markets.
As I researched this story, I learned the jaw-dropping response the Death-worshipper chains are mulling over, robot workers.
The articles from the wholly-controlled-and-coopted mainstream press sugar-coat it as best they can, calling the golems “self-service ordering kiosks” and “mobile ordering options”. They describe that “Many chains are already at work looking for ingenious ways to take humans out of the picture.
Ingenious: inventive, creative, imaginative, original, innovative, pioneering, resourceful, enterprising, inspired;
Golem: In Jewish folklore, a golem is an animated anthropomorphic being, magically created entirely from inanimate matter.
McDeath’s third-quarter 2014 financial results included allusions to “digital strategy” and “technology enhancements”. The protective, hedging article below said “It’s a thin basis for worry.”
In September, 2014, Panera Bread (whose name alludes to the era of their beloved, goat-legged god, Pan) said “it isn't planning any job cuts as a result of the technology.” One year and two months later: “(Panera) Restaurant CEO Predicts Robots Will Replace Overpriced Labor.”
I’m not worried. I’m gleeful. Because I think that the ever-dwindling subset of people who patronize the Death food restaurants manned by soulless automata are going to be laughed at by their friends, while said friends are eating delicious burgers over at In and Out, or Five Guys, or the legions of other right-minded privateers who see the opportunity, and seize it.
September 4, 2014 – Panera Bread (PNRA) is the latest chain to introduce automated service, announcing in April that it plans to bring self-service ordering kiosks as well as a mobile ordering option to all its locations within the next three years. The news follows moves from Chili's and Applebee's to place tablets on their tables, allowing diners to order and pay without interacting with human wait staff at all.
Panera, which spent $42 million developing its new system, claims it isn't planning any job cuts as a result of the technology, but some analysts see this kind of shift as unavoidable for the industry.
November 10, 2014 – Don't panic: McDonald's is not leading the charge to replace human workers with robots
When McDonald’s mentions kiosks or technology in a quarterly update, all people see is fewer humans working the counter. The panic is real. A Wall Street Journal op-ed implied McDonald’s response to demand for higher wages “will be more jobs for machines and fewer for the least skilled workers”. The conclusion was drawn from the company’s third-quarter financial results, in which it briefly alluded to “digital strategy” and “technology enhancements”. It’s a thin basis for worry.
May 31, 2015 – McDonald’s is opening store run entirely by robots in Phoenix, Arizona
April 22, 2015 – McDonald's sales decline yet again, despite first turnaround ...
July 28, 2015 - McDonald's is losing fierce fast-food fight
"It seems like the only big player doing negative numbers, period. They're in a healthy market but they're not participating in that market," said David Palmer, analyst at RBC Capital Markets, in a phone interview.
August 16, 2015 – Minimum-wage offensive could speed arrival of robot-powered restaurants
Many chains are already at work looking for ingenious ways to take humans out of the picture, threatening workers in an industry that employs 2.4 million wait staffers, nearly 3 million cooks and food preparers and many of the nation’s 3.3 million cashiers.
October 17, 2015 – Could this be the beginning of the end for McDonald's?
Franchisees say all-day breakfast is a disaster as company struggles to find its way
'We are in the throes of a deep depression, and nothing is changing,' one franchisee wrote in response to the survey by Nomura analyst Mark Kalinowski. 'Probably 30% of operators are insolvent.'
Another wrote, 'The CEO is sowing the seeds of our demise. We are a quick-serve fast-food restaurant, not a fast casual like Five Guys or Chipotle. The system may be facing its final days.
November 2, 2015 – Restaurant CEO Predicts Robots Will Replace Overpriced Labor
January 4, 2016 - Wall Street skeptic says McDonald's is back
January 5, 2016 – Bradley Cooper's Best Birthdays Were All At McDonald's ...
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