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Positive Changes That Are Occurring
December 12, 2016
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July 13, 2015 – Hawaii – Nene numbers rebounding because of conservation efforts

That story has its roots on the Big Island, where an intercontinental effort to save the species from extinction was launched in 1950. At the time, the entire nene population was no more than 50 birds, with some estimates as low as 20 individuals.

Today, there are more than 2,500 wild nene statewide. They have been successfully reintroduced to Kauai — an effort so successful that now Kauai geese are being moved back to the Big Island and Maui. Last year, a breeding pair took up residence on Oahu.

 

August 14, 2015 – Tern for the better: rare Chinese seabird's numbers rapidly increasing ...

 

April 26, 2016 – Wyoming Spring turkey hunting forecasted; turkeys rebounding statewide

 

October 19, 2016 – North Dakota Birds Rebound

Back from ND and happy to report that the bird numbers have come back a bit. It's not quite like the good ole days, but there were enough roosters and sharp tails to keep us walking all day.

 

October 21, 2016 - Minnesota ruffed grouse population rebounds, at last

The results showed a 17 percent increase in the rate hunters shot grouse during the Oct. 13-14 hunt compared to last year. The figure almost mirrors the 18 percent increase in the state’s ruffed grouse drumming count index logged in the spring.

American woodcock, a migratory bird that inhabits the same coverts as ruffed grouse, are often encountered and shot by grouse hunters.

According to the Ruffed Grouse Society’s summary of national hunt results:

“Participating hunters harvested 384 American woodcock, which is an 8 percent increase over the 2015 harvest of 357. Each hunter harvested an average of 1.9 woodcock per day in 2016 compared to 1.7 in 2015.

 

December 3, 2016 – Palm Beach, FL - Locals celebrate rebounding bald eagle population

 

December 8, 2016 – Idaho - Huge spike in bald eagle numbers at Lake CdA; count at 213 ...

"O ye that love mankind! Ye that dare oppose, not only the tyranny, but the tyrant, stand forth!" Thomas Paine 

December 13, 2016
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The following article "Teen Drug Use Is Down, Survey Says", is tortuously long. They had to put "survey says" in the headline to hedge, because simply saying "Teen Drug Use Down X Percent" would be too impactful, and had to be weakened, watered down.

They made the article long so they could weave as much negativity in with the positive news as possible. In the next two paragraphs, you'll see an identical technique, used in two different spots in the article:

“As adults are experiencing high rates of opioid drug and heroin use, Volkow feared a similar pattern among teenagers. Happily, she said, that has not occurred.”

“Because there’s been a general decrease in the perception of harm from marijuana, she expected to see an overall uptick in marijuana use among teenagers. But we haven’t seen it,” said Volkow.”

In both cases, the propagandist is talking about fears and negativities that were merely imagined - but bringing it up allows them to get the negative thought forms generated, get you to form the sentences in your brain - before saying "whoops, didn't see it, didn't occur."

"The survey began to track e-cigarettes for the first time last year. 'We were immediately surprised by how high the rate of use of e-cigarettes was,' Volkow said."

Why are they even saying that in an environment where E-cigarette use fell, year over year? "This year’s survey finds a (near-4%) decline in use from last year’s rate of 16.3% among seniors."

"Still, the main issue with e-cigarettes is the possibility they will lead to conventional cigarettes, explained Volkow. “There’s evidence out there to suggest that indeed smoking e-cigarettes with nicotine increases the likelihood that you will then transition into combustible tobacco."

Why are they even saying that in an environment where in the case of nicotine, reductions have been very dramatic: fourfold decreases over a period of 10 or 15 years”?

When you get down to their listing exactly why this year’s results are so positive, they say, basically "smoking less makes you less likely to use other drugs." So, using that rationale, the key to the global drops in alchohol consumption and drug use that we're seeing is that fewer people are smoking cigarettes? If less than 20% of the populace smokes cigarettes in the first place, how can that single driver have anything to do with huge societal changes occurring across the mass of humanity?

It can't, it doesn't. It's a micro-level plausible-deniability trial balloon floated in the hope of keeping your eye off of the larger, macro-level phenomena.

But these sorts of ruses are the best they've got, and this sort of Black Magic wordcraft isn't slowing the positive changes down one bit. And their use of lame, repetitive tactics such as these allows me to chew away at their already-tattered reputation on a daily basis, and will only speed their demise.

 

December 13, 2016 - Teen Drug Use Is Down, Survey Says 

PHILADELPHIA (CNN) — Today’s teens are less likely to be taking drugs than their predecessors, a survey says.

The 2016 Monitoring the Future survey showed a continuing decline in the use of illicit substances — marijuana, alcohol and tobacco — and misuse of prescription drugs among teens.

The annual survey, which has been conducted since 1975, measures attitudes and substance use among eighth-, 10th- and 12th-graders.

Overall, 45,473 students from 372 public and private schools participated in this year’s survey, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Illicit drug use over the past year was the lowest in the survey’s history for eighth-graders. In all three grades, use of illegal drugs other than marijuana over the past year dropped from recent peaks. (Seniors have been polled about their drug use and attitudes since 1975; eighth- and 10th-graders were added in 1991.) 

“This is very, very good news,” said Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. “We are seeing some of the lowest rates of drug use we’ve ever encountered in our survey, and that is for cocaine, amphetamines, heroin, inhalants.”

Samuel Ball, president and CEO of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, also feels encouraged by the results, though he is unsurprised by the general decline.

“These decreasing use trends have been found in national surveys over the past 10 years,” he said.

Volkow emphasized that the rates for alcohol and nicotine are the “lowest ever seen,” while “in the case of nicotine, reductions have been very dramatic: fourfold decreases over a period of 10 or 15 years.”

In 1991, for instance, more than one in 10 high school seniors smoked a half-pack or more a day, while the most recent survey finds that rate has dropped to 1.8%.

Though she’s generally pleased, Volkow remains concerned about marijuana.

Marijuana concerns

Some positive news comes from the youngest participants. Past-month use of marijuana among eighth-graders decreased to 5.4% in 2016 from 6.5% in the previous year. Daily use among eighth-graders slipped below last year’s 1.1% level to 0.7%.

However, older students are following a different trend line: Rates of marijuana use in the past year among 10th-graders remained stable compared with 2015. Among seniors, rates also remained relatively unchanged, the survey found.

More than 22% of high school seniors reported past-month marijuana use, and 6% reported daily use for this year.

These figures are troubling, noted Volkow, who explained that regular use of marijuana is associated with adverse effects such as dropping out of school.

Routine use is also “more likely to have deleterious effects for brain development,” she said, adding that teen brains are still developing.

Ball said there’s another possible danger when teens smoke cannabis every day.

“Daily use of any substance, including marijuana, places individuals at high risk for addiction,” he said. “And this risk is significantly higher for teen users than adult users.”

As some feared, higher rates of marijuana use among 12th-graders could be seen in states with medical marijuana laws than in states without them, the survey revealed.

In 2016, just over 38% of high school seniors living in states with medical marijuana laws reported past-year marijuana use, compared with just over 33% of seniors in states without these laws.

Though changes in legalization have led to easier access, the altered legal landscape also means “the perception that marijuana is safe has increased among people of all ages, including teenagers,” said Volkow.

“In general, we have seen that the more teens felt that marijuana was harmless — we’ve seen this throughout the survey — the more likely they were to smoke marijuana,” she said.

Because there’s been a general decrease in the perception of harm from marijuana, she expected to see an overall uptick in marijuana use among teenagers. But we haven’t seen it,” said Volkow.

While daily use rates have remained stable over the past few years, “the potential worsening of this by increased legalization in many states and lax attitudes across the country remains worrisome,” noted Ball.

Both Volkow and Ball emphasized that increasing use of cannabis may have skipped younger teens, but the same is not true for late teens and early adults. Among the 18- to 24-year-old group, rates are rising.

The newest threat

E-cigarettes have rapidly grown in popularity among teens, Volkow said.

“It’s a new technology that allows you to deliver a drug into the brain very, very rapidly and at very high concentration,” Volkow said.

As a result, she explained, e-cigarettes are very effective at maximizing the rewarding effects of any drug and therefore its addictive potential.

The survey began to track e-cigarettes for the first time last year. “We were immediately surprised by how high the rate of use of e-cigarettes was,” Volkow said.

E-cigarettes are more popular than conventional cigarettes, the report found. Past-month usage rates among 12th-graders are 12.5% for vaporizers and 10.5% for cigarettes. However, this year’s survey finds a decline in use from last year’s rate of 16.3% among seniors.

Still, the main issue with e-cigarettes is the possibility they will lead to conventional cigarettes, explained Volkow. “There’s evidence out there to suggest that indeed smoking e-cigarettes with nicotine increases the likelihood that you will then transition into combustible tobacco.”

Only a quarter of 12th-graders think their vaporizers contain nicotine, the addictive ingredient in tobacco, with 62.8% claiming they contain “just flavoring.” Six percent of seniors say they vape for flavoring, 20% report using e-cigarettes for nicotine, and 8% or less use it for cannabis, said Volkow. Some report not knowing what they are smoking.

“It’s very likely that instances where teenagers are sharing an e-cigarette among themselves, they are very likely to not know what’s in there,” Volkow said.

A social media-based trend?

As adults are experiencing high rates of opioid drug and heroin use, Volkow feared a similar pattern among teenagers. Happily, she said, that has not occurred.

Nonmedical use of all opioid pain relievers among 12th-graders during the past year is at 4.8%, down significantly from a peak of 9.5% in 2004. And just 0.3% of high school seniors reported shooting heroin some time over the past year.

“This was very surprising, because the price of heroin has gone down, and teenagers are very susceptible to the cost,” Volkow said, adding that availability is much greater, too.

So why are this year’s results so positive?

Volkow said these trends have been seen in other surveys.

There’s data to show that nicotine primes the brain for reinforcing effects of other drugs,” she said. With low smoking rates, “you don’t have those priming effects,” and so teens are less likely to be taken in by other drugs.

"O ye that love mankind! Ye that dare oppose, not only the tyranny, but the tyrant, stand forth!" Thomas Paine 

December 14, 2016
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“The Ministry of Peace concerns itself with war, the Ministry of Truth with lies, the Ministry of Love with torture and the Ministry of Plenty with starvation. These contradictions are not accidental, nor do they result from from ordinary hypocrisy: they are deliberate exercises in doublethink”

George Orwell, from “1984

 

July 28, 2016 - Video Game Sales Plunge 22%: Should Investors Worry?

December 13, 2016 - Drug use by U.S. teens drops to all-time low

December 14, 2016 - Compulsive video-gaming may mean less drug use among U.S. teens

"O ye that love mankind! Ye that dare oppose, not only the tyranny, but the tyrant, stand forth!" Thomas Paine 

December 15, 2016
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The feel-good headline of the day goes to “Tired of abductions, Mexican townsfolk kidnap drug boss’ mom.”

The Mexicans have made this thread a couple of times, now, with groundbreaking positive changes, re: taking control of their own situation, rather than waiting for the folks in charge, who do not have their best interests at heart, as they profess.

To quote Don Croft, personal accountability is becoming fashionable once again.

The same genetically-related cabal of barely-closeted Death worshippers has run things in every nation on Earth for a very long time, now, actually all the way back to Babylon, and before. So stories like this are going to be terrifying for them, in Mexico, here in the U.S., and in every nation on Earth.

You can see how the Mexican government is “sending about 220 soldiers and police to try to defuse the situation in Totolapan.” I’m sure when they get there they’ll jail that bad Drug Lord right away! I’m being sarcastic, they’ll probably go there and try to kill as many of those uppity townspeople as possible, to protect that Drug Lord, a functionary who works for them lower in the control pyramid. I should note that these are only my own subjective conclusions.

But they’re conclusions based upon evidence such as this: ”In his only known public appearance, he was captured on video drinking with the town’s mayor-elect.

Got the picture, yet?

“The emergence of vigilante groups, also known as self-styled ‘community police’, has become a headache for Guerrero’s government.”

Yes, it has!

Authorities say they understand residents’ frustration but note the groups often wind up kidnapping suspects, fighting among themselves or preventing police from doing their work.”

Preventing police from doing their work”, which is shorthand for “aiding and abetting the Drug Lord, whom they employ.”

The Governor chimes in: "The truth is, they are not really community forces." The wife of a local construction engineer who had been kidnapped is the one who told the alcoholic mayor-buddy Drug Lord about his mom. How is that wife not part of a "community force"?

Here’s where, if you want to maintain current programming levels, you wring your hands and affirm that the Federales are trying, really trying: “ereThe state attorney general headed an extensive manhunt using helicopters and troops on the ground in an unsuccessful effort to locate the gang leader.”

Well, the programming-free townspeople have got the dude’s MOTHER. Can you see how easily the game ends, when you take back your sovereignty, rather than give it away to some barely-fair-seeming Illuminist shill?

  

 

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Tired of abductions, Mexican townsfolk kidnap drug boss’ mom

December 14, 2016

MEXICO CITY – In one of the stranger chapters of Mexico’s drug war, angry people in a southern town kidnapped the mother of a gang leader to demand the release of their loved ones.

The government of Guerrero state said Tuesday that it was sending about 220 soldiers and police to try to defuse the situation in Totolapan.

The town has been controlled for years by a drug gang boss whose proper name is Raybel Jacobo de Almonte, but who is better known as “El Tequilero.”

De Alamonte has lived up to his nickname, which translates roughly as “The Tequila Drinker.” In his only known public appearance, he was captured on video drinking with the town’s mayor-elect. De Alamonte mumbles inaudibly and has to be held up in a sitting position by one of his henchmen.

In recent months, his gang – also known as the Tequileros – has been fighting turf battles with other gangs in the area. Last week, the Tequileros allegedly kidnapped several inhabitants of Totolapan who they wanted to extort or whom they suspected of supporting a rival.

In response, a few dozen men appeared this week in the streets of Totolapan waving shotguns and hunting rifles. In a video, the men carry banners calling for action against El Tequilero and identify themselves as a “self-defense” force, as vigilantes are known in the region.

“We urgently demand the release of the kidnap victims,” a masked man says in a statement read on the video. “We are a legitimate self-defense force of the people.”

Among the Tequileros’ kidnap victims was a local construction engineer, Isauro de Paz Duque, who was snatched on Sunday by men who had threatened to kill him.

On Monday, a woman who identified herself as De Paz Duque’s wife said on a video that townspeople had El Tequilero’s mother and would exchange the woman for her husband.

“We have your mother here, Mr. Tequilero,” she said. “I propose an exchange: I’ll give you your mother if you give me my husband, but I want him safe and sound.”

The state government said in a statement that a negotiating team had been sent to establish contact with the family of the missing engineer and the vigilantes and to set up a search team.

“The goal of the team is to ensure that no injury is done to the missing person, nor to the mother of the head of the Tequileros gang, who has apparently been taken by the self-defense forces,” the statement said.

The government later confirmed that about five of the two dozen people being held by the vigilantes had been freed, but those freed did not include the gang boss’ mother.

In late November, the Guerrero government said El Tequilero was believed to have been wounded and was hiding out with his kidnap victims in the mountains. The state attorney general headed an extensive manhunt using helicopters and troops on the ground in an unsuccessful effort to locate the gang leader.

The area is a hotbed of drug trafficking, killings and extortion. It is the foot of the mountains that produce much of Mexico’s opium poppy crop.

Totolapan is considered so dangerous that many outlying hamlets in the township have been abandoned by fearful residents. In 2014, the battered body of the parish priest, the Rev. Ascension Acuna Osorio, was found floating in the Balsas river near the town.

The emergence of vigilante groups, also known as self-styled “community police,” has become a headache for Guerrero’s government. Authorities say they understand residents’ frustration but note the groups often wind up kidnapping suspects, fighting among themselves or preventing police from doing their work.

“The truth is, they are not really community forces, nor are they police,” Gov. Hector Astudillo said. “They are armed groups that unfortunately carry out acts … that generate more violence and confrontation, rather than help.”

"O ye that love mankind! Ye that dare oppose, not only the tyranny, but the tyrant, stand forth!" Thomas Paine 

December 15, 2016
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Personal accountability and responsibility, continued. Can you see it changing, feel it changing?

 

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/.....cid=HPCDHP

 

Indiana town's entire police force resigns in protest

December 14, 2016

Bunker Hill, Indiana, no longer has a police department after the town marshal and four reserve deputies resigned over complaints about mismanagement and unethical requests from the town council.

Town Marshal Michael Thomison submitted his letter of resignation, along with resignation letters from his four unpaid deputies, during the regular meeting of the town board Monday evening, the Kokomo Tribune reported. The local building commissioner also resigned, citing similar complaints.

Thomison alleged in his letter that the town board asked him to be involved in illegal, immoral and unethical actions, including requesting confidential information and asking him to conduct criminal background checks on other board members. No details were provided about who allegedly made such requests or when they were made.

"I have had to educate them on the things they were asking from me, and explained that I would not take part in any of these actions," Thomison said.

Council President Brock Speer said the council was "blindsided" by the resignations, but council members accepted the resignations with little comment. Citing personal reasons, Council Vice President Jim Panther also submitted his resignation from the board, which will take effect at the end of the year.

Miami County Sheriff Tim Miller said county deputies will ensure residents are protected until a new marshal is hired. Deputies will patrol the town and responding to calls.

Bunker Hill Building Commissioner Bill Gornto's resignation leaves the town without a building department.

"Due to the actions of the current town council, I find myself unable to continue in this job," he wrote in his resignation letter. "This means you now have to notify the state building department that you no longer have a valid department."

"O ye that love mankind! Ye that dare oppose, not only the tyranny, but the tyrant, stand forth!" Thomas Paine 

December 19, 2016
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“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

 

July 2016 – San Francisco, CA - Baleen In: Record Number of Whales Spotted This Spring

September 7, 2016 – Most humpback whales no longer endangered, United States says ...

October 25, 2016 - Whaling nations vote down bid for South Atlantic sanctuary - Phys.org

December 6, 2016 – A Rare Look at the Disappearing World of Antarctica's Whales

 

The four quotes immediately above are proof that the folks in charge are friends of neither the whales, nor of yourself, and are, further, lying to you about basically everything, including the whales.

It’s December 2016, and Nature is booming and burgeoning to a level not seen in my lifetime. Since that statement directly refutes our State Religion, which holds that “Poor Mother Gaia is Dying, Crushed by the Virus-Like Burden of Mankind”, I’ve appended multiple recent examples below to support it.

 

March 25, 2016 - Japan Kills 200 Pregnant Minke Whales - National Geographic News

 

May 26, 2016 - Herring are returning to Merrimack River in record numbers this year

 

June 24, 2016 - As of May 2016, supplies of lobster are strong, and the New England lobster season is expected to peak early in 2016

 

July 2016 – San Francisco, CA - Baleen In: Record Number of Whales Spotted This Spring

 

August 23, 2016 – New York Back on Track – Big Numbers & Big Salmon Showing

The pattern we are used to is holding true this year. Unlike the last few years there’s a good number of adult kings around. It’s no secret that fishing in 2014 and 2015 was very poor up here. Fortunately, we seem back on track. A large number of kings on Lake Ontario come home to Oswego County and they are showing up now in good numbers.

We are seeing a lot of healthy, fat adults, many of which are in the mid to upper 20s. We are just starting these larger fish. In fact, they haven’t been around all summer. What is happening is these fish are starting to stage to come up the Salmon River and other nearby tributaries. We’re taking an average of 10-12 bites a trip and it’s only going to improve.

Once they become true stagers and settle in the bite picks up. Mayhem is about to break out. They are going to start to stage into groups of three or four and they become aggressive and attack out of aggression. Once that happens the bite really picks up.November 7, 2016 – “We're seeing strong numbers of coho salmon on certain streams within the Knik Arm,”

 

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August 25, 2016 – 2016 has been the year for fishing records to be broken

 

September 7, 2016 – Most humpback whales no longer endangered, United States says ...

 

October 25, 2016 - Whaling nations vote down bid for South Atlantic sanctuary - Phys.org

 

December 6, 2016 – A Rare Look at the Disappearing World of Antarctica's Whales

 

December 13, 2016 – Manchster, U.K. - Large grouper has been labelled the "largest fish ever seen in Manchester".

The seven-foot-long fish went on display at a fishmongers in the city. It weighs 192kg, which is more than 30 stone. The huge aquatic animal was caught in the Indian Ocean near the Seychelles on Saturday.

It took seven men to bring it aboard, and is the third largest fish of its kind on record to be caught.

 

 

 

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December 14, 2016 - Lake Powell fish are in good health and strong numbers.

 

December 15, 2016 – The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is predicting a strong waterfowl migration during 2016.

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December 20, 2016
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“The Dark Lord was suddenly aware of him, and his Eye piercing all shadows looked across the plain to the door that he had made; and the magnitude of his own folly was revealed to him in a blinding flash, and all the devices of his enemies were at last laid bare. Then his wrath blazed in consuming flame, but his fear rose like a vast black smoke to choke him. For he knew his deadly peril and the thread upon which his doom now hung.”

J.R.R. Tolkein, from “The Return of the King”

 

It’s December, 2016, and Nature is booming and burgeoning to a level not seen in my lifetime. Since that statement directly refutes our State Religion, which holds that “Poor Mother Gaia is Dying, Crushed by the Virus-Like Burden of Mankind”, I’ve appended multiple recent examples below to support it.

Of particular interest is the “This is the third year in a row that numbers have increased” quote in the “Bearded tits reach record number” article. It’s a mapping data point against the three years this thread's been running, and the great positive changes documented during that time period.

They are the two or three years during which Nature has ripped back up the face, after making the bottom turn, to use surfing terms.

And I’m still the only guy on the globe talking about it.

For now.

Jeff Clark discovered the big wave surf break “Maverick’s”, just north of the town of Half Moon Bay, CA, and surfed it by himself for fifteen years. Alone, despite telling all his friends, continuously, throughout this period, how great it was, and how they should surf it. And at some point, everybody got on board, pun intended, and now everybody knows about Mavs, and there’s a big tournament there every year.

How long do you think that the folks in charge, who are not your friends, as they profess, can keep the lid on the great positive changes that are occurring at this time, using their same old mix of propaganda, lies, and Black Magic spells?

Not very much longer, I don’t think.

This document’s going to be a real problem for them when the subject hits public awareness.

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August 12, 2016 – U.K. – Record numbers of birds and butterflies at home in Westcountry

The small blue butterfly has had a fantastic season at Winterbourne Downs, Wiltshire, where thousands have been seen in meadows that were arable fields ten years ago.

“This year has been the best so far for the small blue, with thousands appearing. Ten years ago when the RSPB bought the farm there was one modest colony on the site, this year there were clouds of them everywhere you looked.

 

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December 13, 2016 – U.K. - Bearded tits reach record numbers

The bearded tit – one of the UK's rarest breeding birds – has continued to bounce back from a population crash to the highest numbers recorded in the UK, according to the latest survey.

The Rare Breeding Birds in the UK report, published by the Rare Breeding Birds Panel, revealed that the bearded tit population has increased from 618 pairs in 2013 to 772 pairs in 2014 – the highest number since monitoring of bearded tits began in 1995.

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This is the third year in a row that numbers have increased and it is hoped that the work to improve and create more habitat for them across RSPB nature reserves will allow bearded tit numbers to continue to grow into a more stable population.

 

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December 18, 2016 - Steamboat Springs birders report record-setting bird count

One of the highlights of the count was a flock of a few hundred Bohemian Waxwings, a bird typically found in the northern forests of Canada.

“It’s a bird that’s only around here in the wintertime, and some years, we never see them at all,” said Tresa Moulton, an avid birder who has participated in the local count since it began.

 

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"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"

 

May 15, 2016 – Australia - Antidepressant drugs not as effective as once thought: report

Report authors say people on antidepressants should not stop taking them

June 9, 2016 - Landmark Study: Antidepressants No More Effective than Placebo, Some Cause Suicide

 

Don forwarded me this, from someone in the Netherlands.

 

“Today in our national news [Netherlands ~Don], antidepressants often don't work, people advised how to taper off. Unheard of before.”

They may be referring to the article below, “Antidepressant drugs not as effective as once thought: report.”

The lives of a number of my close relatives have been greatly worsened by antidepressant drugs, and to see the collapse of yet another confidence game that’s being run upon humanity by the barely-closeted Death worshippers who for this moment still run things on this globe is greatly enheartening.

Of additional particular interest, check this out, re: the strengthening of the placebo reponse, re: antidepressants:

"Despite what we're finding, that overall the medications may be less effective than once thought, I guess in the community, perhaps, there is an expectation that the pills will help. So the placebo response is getting stronger."

My limited study of the Hawaiian “Huna” way has led me to conclude that the entrainment of the subconscious is a key player in what we call “magic”, and in what we call “the placebo response”.

So here we are seeing an intellectual assimilation of the fact that the drugs don’t work as they’ve been advertised to – that fake positive assessment of their efficacy being based upon cherrypicking of the trials:

Historically [there has] been a lot of negative trials that didn't show that the antidepressants were more effective than placebo and they were buried and never published. Researchers have got hold of them now.”

Cherrypicking of trials and hiding damning information:

"Authors remain concerned about their findings — particularly the potentially harmful effects hidden by the glaring dearth of information."

The rising placebo response is a mass of humanity still fervently wishing and believing the “antidepressant pill” to work.

Remember, they were handed the sugar pill, told “it’s an antidepressant”, and then ordered to swallow it. The fact that an authority figure was making the command and the ceremonial object of the sugar pill are the things that entrain the subconscious, that work the “magic”. Or, more correctly, the sleight-of-hand.

All of the confidence games, all the scams, interleaved together. None of them, singly, taking down humanity. But all of them, interleaved, making a soup that takes down humanity, which I believe may be either a mixed metaphor, or a malapropism, or accurate. Because poisonous soup can, indeed, take down a human, or humanity.

All of the confidence games are unraveling, breaking down, under rising awareness.

 

May 15, 2016 – Australia - Antidepressant drugs not as effective as once thought: report

Doctors are being urged to consider other treatments for depression and anxiety besides antidepressant drugs.

Key points:

  • Research shows antidepressants aren't as effective as once thought
  • Report authors say people on antidepressants should not stop taking them
  • Use of antidepressants in Australia has doubled since 2000

Australia has one of the highest rates of antidepressant use in the world, with more than one in 10 people using the drugs — double the rate from the year 2000.

A new report in the Medical Journal of Australia said while use of antidepressants was continuing to rise, there was growing evidence the drugs were not as effective as once thought.

Dr Christopher Davey, who authored the report with Dr Andrew Chanen, said the gap between responses to medication and placebos was narrowing.

"There are probably three main reasons [for the falling effectiveness of antidepressant medications]," he told 774 ABC Melbourne's Jon Faine.

"Historically [there has] been a lot of negative trials that didn't show that the antidepressants were more effective than placebo and they were buried and never published. Researchers have got hold of them now.

"Second, the trials that were conducted for antidepressants are generally conducted in patients with more severe and complex illness, where perhaps they are less effective.

"The third reason is that the placebo response seems to be getting much stronger, which is a really curious phenomenon."

Drugs still more effective than placebo

Dr Davey said he was not suggesting people prescribed antidepressants should stop using them.

"I want to emphasise ... that these studies show that, overall, the antidepressant medications are more effective than placebo," he said.

"So I'd say to people keep going with the medication. But I would also say to them, where they feel like the medication by itself hasn't been helpful, that they go back to their doctor and ask if they reviewed the medication.

"Also where they haven't seen a therapist, [they could] see if they can see a therapist."

Dr Davey said the community's belief in the efficacy of antidepressant medications could have something to do with the strengthening placebo response.

"A big component of the placebo response is an expectation that you are going to get better [due] to medication," he said.

"Despite what we're finding, that overall the medications may be less effective than once thought, I guess in the community, perhaps, there is an expectation that the pills will help. So the placebo response is getting stronger."

Dr Davey said antidepressant medications should be used in combination with other treatments such as psychotherapy.

 

June 9, 2016 - Landmark Study Shows Antidepressants No More Effective than Placebo, Some Cause Suicide

Antidepressants commonly prescribed for children and adolescents are no more effective than a placebo for treating major depression — and in some cases, can be downright harmful, according to a landmark new study.

Published in the Lancet, the research denotes the “first comprehensive comparison of commonly prescribed antidepressant drugs so far.” Medical researchers analyzed 34 pharmaceutical trials involving 5,260 participants ranging in average age from 9 to 18 years.

Of 14 common antidepressants studied, only fluoxetine — best known under the brand name, Prozac — proved marginally more effective in treating major depression than a placebo. Alarmingly, venlafaxine, brand name Effexor, “was linked with an increased risk of engaging in suicidal thoughts or attempts” when compared to both placebo and five other medications.

“The balance of risks and benefits of antidepressants for the treatment of major depression does not seem to offer a clear advantage in children and teenagers, with probably only the exception of fluoxetine,” summarized Prof. Peng Xie, study co-author from The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, China. “We recommend that children and adolescents taking antidepressants should be monitored closely, regardless of the antidepressant chosen, particularly at the beginning of treatment.”

However, despite such damning revelations, study authors also rebuked the pharmaceutical industry for making unbiased and thorough data available for research using the shield of patient privacy to invoke intellectual property rights.

Without access to individual-level data it is difficult to get accurate effect estimates and we can’t be completely confident about the accuracy of the information contained in published and unpublished trials,” warned study lead author, Dr. Andrea Cipriani of the University of Oxford, U.K. “It has been widely argued that there needs to be a transformation of existing scientific culture to one where responsible data sharing should be the norm.”

Diagnosed major depressive disorder affects a statistically striking number of young people — 3 percent of children between 6 and 12 years of age and 6 percent of teens between 13- and 18-years-old. Accuracy of diagnostic methods or possible over-diagnosis were not covered by this study.

For this massive project, the authors analyzed data from all randomized trials — both published and unpublished — of the 14 most common antidepressants. Efficacy of medication, how well subjects tolerated any side effects, whether subjects discontinued treatment for any reason, and risk of actual harm, such as suicidal thoughts, were all taken into account.

In addition to venlafaxine, imipramine (brand name, Tofranil) and duloxetine (Cymbalta) were least tolerated by patients and resulted in the highest discontinuation rates.

Study authors admonished Big Pharma for seemingly skewed information and gaps in data from the lack of individual patient information. As noted in a ‘linked’ comment on the study, Dr. Jon Jureidini from the University of Adelaide noted the potential ‘suicidal events’ to be unaccounted for:

“The effects of misreporting is that antidepressants, possibly including fluoxetine, are likely to be more dangerous and less effective treatments than has been previously recognised, so there is little reason to think that any antidepressant is better than nothing for young people … Patients who take part in randomised controlled trials have a right to expect that maximum benefit will come from the data they generate.”

He added that doctors and researchers “are failing” patients because such data from individuals remains unavailable, and successful understanding of antidepressants will only come when patient-level data can be obtained for analysis.

 “Patients’ privacy must be guaranteed by adequate policies and technological measures, but delay in implementing responsible data sharing policies has negative consequences for medical research and patient outcomes, as demonstrated by this study,” said Dr. Cipriani. “Access to raw clinical trial data provides the unique opportunity not only for validation and replication of results but also the in-depth study of specific factors that may affect treatment outcome at the individual patient level.”

 Removing barriers from patient information is imperative to the accurate study of antidepressants, but more so to increase patient safety. As noted by study authors, despite the issuance by the FDA in 2004 of a black box warning to not prescribe antidepressants in youth up to age 24, since 2005, the number of prescriptions written to those aged 0 to 19 years actually increased from 1.3 percent to 1.6 percent in the U.S.

 Authors remain concerned about their findings — particularly the potentially harmful effects hidden by the glaring dearth of information. As Dr. Jureidini advised,

“Claims that appropriate access to such data is incompatible with intellectual property constraints and patient privacy must be strongly resisted.”

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Snow falls in Sahara for first time in 37 years

December 21, 2016

Bob Geldof and Midge Ure are better musicians than they are meteorologists.

Their 1984 Band Aid prediction that "there won't be snow in Africa this Christmastime" has once again been proven wrong -- and this time in spectacular fashion.

The Algerian town of Ain Sefra, deep in the dry, hot Sahara desert was hit by a freak snowfall on December 19. It's the first time snow has fallen in the region in 37 years.

These incredible pictures by amateur photographer Karim Bouchetata show the town's red dunes dramatically capped with white snow.

The last time flakes are reported to have fallen here was when a brief blizzard hit town in February 1979.

One of several towns to claim the moniker "Gateway to the Desert," Ain Sefra is 1,078 meters above sea level and is surrounded by the Atlas Mountains.

The Sahara is the world's largest hot desert and its more than 9 million square kilometers cover most of North Africa.

As well as being one of the driest places in the planet, it's one of the hottest -- temperatures here can reach more than 50 C (122 F).

Oh, and for the record, Bob and Midge, other places to catch some snow in Africa include the Algerian ski resorts of Chrea and Tikjda and the world-famous slopes of Kilimanjaro.

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When I was a boy, I spent a few summers in Aransas Pass, Texas, with my grandparents. I’d spend many of my days down at a fishing dock, there, crabbing, with a hand-line, a chicken neck and net. I didn’t even like to eat crabs, but the grownups would be so happy when I would fill a cooler with them. I got a hot dog for dinner, which I’d requested, and all was right with the world.

I quickly learned to love them as I grew older.

Just now, I used a popular search engine to look for “crab numbers December 2016”

The first hit, top of the page, most relevant…is from 2008:

Research Shows Drop in Bay Blue Crab Population - Chesapeake ...the population of spawning-age blue crabs in the Bay fell to 120 million in 2007-08, compared with 143 million in 2006-07, according to the 2008 Chesapeake…”

That's because someone behind the scenes at that search engine worked to get it in position as most relevant, just above this one, from April, 2016:

“Adult female blue crab abundance rises 92 percent in 2016...Results of the 2016 winter dredge survey show the (Chesapeake) Bay's total blue crab population has increased from 411 million to 553 million since last ...”

To clarify, crabs in the Chesapeake almost double in a year, and the search engine positions an article from six years ago about crab trouble in the Chesapeake above it. In sales, and advertising, that's called "top of the mind positioning".

Many or most readers of this post will be aware that search engines are purpose-built to position the most relevant stories at the top. And that there are Information Technology professionals who craft web pages specifically so they’ll be positioned higher in search results.

Within that context, it beggars my imagination that we live in a culture where I have to point stuff like this out, where people literally don’t “see” it. Where they can’t imagine or fathom that a search engine corporation would deliberately monkey with things like that. I call those people “Coincidence Theorists.”

So I’m hoping that by posting repetitive examples of such simplistic tactics over a period of literally years that I might help break the Black Magic spell, awaken the sleeping.

The words “mystery”, “baffled” and “puzzled” are memes, used, among numerous similar variants, whenever anyone in the wholly-controlled-and-coopted Political, Academic, Scientific and Media establishments wants to lie about, well, basically anything.

That’s why a story on that first page of hits I mentioned says “'Living fossil' crabs mysteriously dying in Japan.”

It’s not mystery, at all, but rather that what we euphemistically call “secret agents” are engaged in ongoing animal-killing operations on behalf of the barely-closeted Death worshippers they work for, and those ops are being assiduously covered up by a repetitive-meme-using, wholly-controlled-and-coopted Media establishment.

What’s so cool about this thread is that there’s already enough data, just about crabs, in particular, that it would certainly comprise a scholarly article, and might reach small-book status. And there’s a bunch of examples like that…whales, crops, stone crabs in Florida, salmon, to name only a few.

So once someone, somewhere, decides to join the fray - and who happens to be crab enthusiast – they’re going to be able to grab this data and run with it.

And then, from a military perspective, you’ll witness this thread as a force-multiplier.

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NYPD: Record drop in shootings, serious crimes projected

December 21, 2016

New York City will likely end 2016 with the lowest level of shootings in modern history and could come close to dipping under 100,000 serious crimes, also a record, NYPD officials said Wednesday.

The crime numbers are shaping up to make 2016 a “stellar year” for the city, said Dermot Shea, chief of crime control strategies for the NYPD, during a briefing with reporters.

“Last year we came in at 105,000 major index crimes,” said Shea, referring to the seven serious felonies tracked by the NYPD. “I predict with ten days left we will fall between 101,000 and 102,000.”

The city has seen a four percent reduction in the major seven felonies such as homicide and robbery to 98,000, with decreases in all areas except for felonious assault compared to 2015, officials said. The final crime statistics for 2016 will be the subject of a news conference in early January, officials said.

Shootings have been on a mostly downward spiral all year and through Wednesday, had dropped 12 percent from 2015, according to police data.

"We are going to come in at about 1,000 shooting incidents and we have never been before below 1,100,” Shea said in reference to the modern uniform method of NYPD record keeping that began in 1994 with the advent of the Compstat system.

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November Sees 26-Percent Drop in Part One Crime from Last Year

December 9, 2016

Boston, MA - Charlestown saw an approximately 26-percent decrease in violent and property crimes in November as opposed to the same timeframe last year.

According to Boston Police, 25 incidents of Part One crime were reported in the neighborhood between Nov. 1 and 30, 2016, compared to 34 during the same month in 2015.

No homicides, nor rapes, were reported either year, while the number of robberies (person) dropped to none from three in 2015.

In contrast, one robbery of a business was reported in 2016 as opposed to none last year.

Aggravated Assaults, meanwhile, were down 60 percent as the number of incidents fell to two from five in 2015.

The rate of residential breaking-and-enterings remained steady, with one incident each reported both this year and last, while no commercial breaking-and-enterings took place in either 2016 or 2015. Auto thefts were down 50 percent as the number of incidents fell to one from two in 2015.

Larcenies besides car breaks dropped 56 percent, with eight incidents in 2016, compared to 18 last year. Larcenies from motor vehicles, on the other hand, saw a 140-percent spike as the number of incidents climbed to 12 from five in 2015

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Remember when we were told the seas would be depleted? It's the kind of scarcity propaganda that doesn't work too well anymore, specialy next to Jeff's world-class citizen reporting.

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Professional shakedown artists getting their comeuppance.

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20161216/14262736298/team-prenda-finally-goes-to-jail-hansmeier-steele-indicted-arrested.shtml

Team Prenda Finally Goes To Jail: Hansmeier & Steele Indicted & Arrested

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For many, many, many years, we've been covering the saga of Prenda Law -- a legal operation set up to file tons of shakedown copyright infringement lawsuits in an effort to get as many people as possible to just pay up and settle. The scam got deeper and deeper the more you looked, includingforged signatures, clear evidence that the main actors behind Prenda -- John Steele and Paul Hansmeier -- were uploading their own works as a honeypot, while pretending to represent clients that they themselves owned through various shell companies -- which they denied owning. It went on and on and on. And on and on and on. Things really went sideways almost four years ago when Judge Otis Wright in California was the first judge to put much of this together, and called all of them to court, where everyone pleaded the fifth (yes, lawyers were pleading the fifth in a case they themselves brought). In response, Judge Wright referrred the case to law enforcement, leading many people to ask over the past four years how it was these guys weren't in jail (and, in fact, they continued to file lawsuits, reprising the same scheme but with ADA shakedowns.

Court after court after court has slammed Prenda, and ordered Hansmeier and Steele (partner 3, Paul Duffy, died in the middle of all of this) to pay up lots of money. Of course, in response to that, there were further accusations of illegally hiding money, bogus trusts, a questionable bankruptcy claim and more. And, yet, they still were not in jail. Oh, and we didn't even mention the various ethics investigations that recently suspended Hansmeier's license.

Ken "Popehat" White -- who as a former Assistant US Attorney and current criminal lawyer -- has kept saying that the wheels of justice turn slowly, but they do turn. Back in May, White noted that it appeared that ofifcials were getting mighty close to filing charges against Hansmeier and Steele, based on some evidence he had seen, suggesting the investigation was wrapping up. And the wheels continued to turn... until earlier today when it was revealed that Steele and Hansmeier have both been indicted and arrested in connection with the Prenda scam.

You can read the indictment or Ken White's excellent analysis of it. As White notes, the indictment is incredibly thorough. We've written about a number of indictments in the past in which law enforcement is fairly lax on details. This is not one of those cases. The overview gives a really good summary of everything:

Between 2011 and 2014, defendants Paul R. HANSMEIER and John L. STEELE orchestrated an elaborate scheme to fraudulently obtain millions of dollars in copyright lawsuit settlements by deceiving state and federal courts throughout the country. In order to carry out the scheme, the defendants used sham entities to obtain copyrights to pornographic movies--some of which they filmed themselves--and then uploaded those movies to file-sharing websites in order to lure people to download the movies. To learn the identities of the people caught in the trap they constructed, HANSMEIER and STEELE filed specious copyright infringement lawsuits and fraudulently procured permission from courts to send subpoenas to internet service providers for subscriber information associated with the IP addresses used to download their pornographic movies. After receiving this information, the defendants--through extortionate letters and phone calls--threatened the subscribers with enormous financial penalties and public embarrassment unless the subscribers agreed to pay a settlement, all the while concealing their collusion in the alleged copyright infringement. When courts restricted their ability to sue multiple individuals in the same lawsuit, the defendants shifted tactics. They filed lawsuits falsely alleging that computer systems purportedly belonging to their sham clients had been infiltrated by hackers, and then recruited ruse defendants against whom they brought these illusory "hacking" lawsuits. Finally, when courts became suspicious of the defendants' tactics and motives, the defendants began a long process of lies and deceit designed to conceal the truth and deflect responsibility from themselves. In total, the defendants obtained approximately. $6,000,000 made possible by the fraudulent copyright lawsuits they peddled to courts throughout the country

I believe the $6 million number is new. But everything else in there we've covered in the past. The lawsuit names some people by initials only -- but who are easily identifiable if you've been following the saga. M.L. is likely Mark Lutz the "paralegal" who was involved in many of these cases, and was a figurehead owner of some of the sham corporations. You may remember him from one of the earliest Prenda stories we had, where Lutz "appeared" in court as a "corporate representative" of one of Prenda's "clients" and yet knew nothing at all about the company he was supposed "representing." That story also involved an appearance by John Steele who claimed he was there just observing, but which the judge immediately became suspicious about.

P.H. is likely to be Peter Hansmeier, Paul's brother, whose name has appeared at times in connection with the Prenda scam and had been described as the technology person tracking down who was downloading the files in question. The indictment also mentions P.D. who is obviously Paul Duffy, the official owner of Prenda Law, but who was always sort of the third wheel of the operation before dying just as all the mess was unfolding. A.C. is clearly Alan Cooper, named here as "an acquaintance of Steele," but who was a caretaker for some Steele properties, and whose signature Steele forged on documents pretending to own AF Holdings, one of the bogus shell companies he set up. B.G. is almost certain Brett Gibbs, a California lawyer who filed a bunch of Prenda lawsuits early on, but was one of the first to reveal details once judges started to catch on.

Perhaps the most interesting part of the indictment is it details multiple lies that Team Prenda told under penalty of perjury or under oath to various courts. It's a pretty long and detailed list. It includes filings by Mark Lutz and Brett Gibbs, which the indictment claims were all done, under penalty of perjury, at the direction of Steele and Hansmeier -- so they don't even get off for trying to keep their names off these documents.

Based on all this, they're facing a bunch of charges, for mail fraud, wire fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering (involving the transactions to hide money from courts) and conspiracy to commit and suborn perjury.

As White rightly reminds us, an indictment is just a bunch of allegations, not yet proven, but having followed Team Prenda and all these actions for many years, the feds seem to have clearly figured out what was going on, and appear to have the evidence to back up many of those claims. Things don't look good for Steele and Hansmeier. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, US Attorney Andrew Luger called a press conference to announce all of this and call out the actions of Steele and Hansmeier.

"The defendants in this case are charged with devising a scheme that casts doubt on the integrity of our profession," Luger said in prepared remarks. "The conduct of these defendants was outrageous — they used deceptive lawsuits and unsuspecting judges to extort millions from vulnerable defendants. Our courts are halls of justice where fairness and the rule of law triumph, and my office will use every available resource to stop corrupt lawyers from abusing our system of justice."

Turns out that when you abuse the judicial system to shake people down... people aren't going to be too happy about that. Of course, now we have to wonder if the other giant copyright troll, Malibu Media, may be facing similar issues going forward...

 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

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“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

 

August 10, 2016 - Dungeness crab: Outlook for coming season is murky

November 7, 2016 - Record-Breaking Catch Breaks In Japan's Snow Crab Season

 

 

Carlos, thank you, as always.

It’s January, 2017, and Nature is booming and burgeoning to a level not seen in my lifetime. Since that statement directly refutes our State Religion, which holds that “Poor Mother Gaia is Dying, Crushed by the Virus-Like Burden of Mankind”, I’ve appended multiple recent examples below to support it.

 

 

August 10, 2016 - Dungeness crab: Outlook for coming season is murky – The Mercury ...

 

September 21, 2016 - Golden harvest: Kansas corn predicted to be a record-breaker | State ...

 

September 26, 2016 - Ocean Spray foresees record cranberry crop - Nation - Capital Press

 

October 6, 2016 - Russia Upends World Wheat Market With Record Harvest, Exports ...

 

October 31, 2016 – U.S. soy glut from record harvest burdens farmers | Successful Farming

 

November 7, 2016 - Record-Breaking Catch Breaks In Japan's Snow Crab Season | NBC ...

 

January 1, 2017 - Nepal headed for largest paddy harvest in history - Money - The ...

 

January 2, 2017 - Oklahoma Cotton Yield Could Break Record 1/2/2017 – ProAg

 

Our record is 42,000 — and we will beat that by 20,000 bales.

 

January 3, 2017 - World grain production to reach record highs in 2016/2017

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It’s January, 2017, and Nature is booming and burgeoning to a level not seen in my lifetime. Since that statement directly refutes our State Religion, which holds that “Poor Mother Gaia is Dying, Crushed by the Virus-Like Burden of Mankind”, I’ve appended multiple recent examples below to support it.

In the headline “Norman annual Audubon Society bird count reveals trends in species”, you can see how they took care not to tell you precisely what sorts of trends…namely “a near-record 112 species.”

This thread has three plus years of accounts, a host of which show an increase in species diversity, and the reappearance of species not seen in years. You’ll also see below this propaganda tactic, deployed to throw chaff, to confuse the picture I just painted: “New study doubles the estimate of bird species in the world.”

And you’ll also see below the formulaic use of the “global warming, wait, I mean climate change did it” excuse:

a sign of changing migration linked to climate change”…”in part because of the mild winter.”

Check out the tight-lipped response from the count organizer: “There were some very interesting results.”

Interesting? You’d think such a bird-enthusiast might say “exciting” or “inspiring.” Wouldn’t you? A tripling of bluebird numbers...400 more robins than ever counted...Interesting?

The booming, burgeoning populations aren't going away. Neither is the repetitive, tired propaganda rebutting it. Where do you think the game is going to end? Whom do you think is going to win?

 

 

December 12, 2016 – New study doubles the estimate of bird species in the world - Phys.org

The work focuses on "hidden" avian diversity

 

December 24, 2016 – Guelph, Ontario, Canada - Record numbers of robins, bluebirds spotted at Guelph's Christmas Bird Count

Participants in Guelph’s recent Christmas Bird Count spotted record numbers of robins, eastern bluebirds and red-bellied woodpeckersa sign of changing migration linked to climate change, says count organizer Mike Cadman.

Along the way they counted 13,942 birds of 67 species. Those numbers put this year’s count at the third-highest total ever, says Cadman.

"There were some very interesting results.”

The most obvious deviation from recent averages was the large number of robins (1,200), which is more than 400 more than Guelph has ever had before, Cadman says.  

The group also counted a record number of eastern bluebirds (16), compared with a previous high of only five.

These two records are probably the result of the milder fall and the large amount of wild fruit (grapes and berries, etc.) available this year,” Cadman wrote in an email to the Mercury Tribune.

 

January 3, 2017 – Norman, OK - Norman annual Audubon Society bird count reveals trends in species

Last year, 29 Norman observers counted birds in thirteen field parties while another three helped out as feeder watchers. The group tallied over 28,000 individual birds and a near-record 112 species, in part because of the mild winter.

“Last year we counted 112 species, a tie for the second highest number,”

 

January 3, 2017 – Record figures in Isle of Man Christmas bird watch - BBC News

The Manx BirdLife charity said 113 different species were seen between Christmas and New Year compared with 111 last year.

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May 11, 2016 – New Haven, CT - Crime Drops Steadily For 5 Years

 

July 28, 2016 – Qatar sees massive drop in crime rate - Qatar Tribune

 

September 28, 2016 – Tonga - Numbers of arrests on alcohol related crimes drop – TBC

 

October 17, 2016 – Netherlands crime reports continue steady decline | NL Times

The number of crimes registered in the Netherlands declined to under one million last year, according to figures from Statistics Netherlands. This is in line with the downward trend in the crime rate over the past years.

The police registered over 960 thousand crimes in the Netherlands last year. That is a 26 percent decline compared to the 1.3 million crimes registered in 2007.

The number of juvenile suspects dropped by more than half between 2007 and 2015. In 2007 there were 53 thousand suspects under the age of 18. Last year there were 22 thousand.

 

November 21, 2016 – United Arab Emirates - Sharjah Police report 50% drop in crime rate

 

December 27, 2016 – Newark, NJ mayor: 10 percent decrease in violent crime from '15

 

December 27, 2016 – Flint, MI - Flint Ending 2016 With Significant Drop In Crime

Following a difficult couple of years for Flint, this year the city is ending 2016 with a significant drop in crime.

The city has been one of the country's most violent areas for years, but numbers for 2016 show a change for the better.

Homicides are down 22 percent, and overall crime is down about 13 percent from 2015.

 

December 29, 2016 – Martinsville, VA - Martinsville's crime rate drops 21 percent

 

January 3, 2017 – Crime rate drops in North Carolina in 2015 - News - Hendersonville ...

The report says the overall crime rate dropped 3.5 percent in 2015

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Eight salmon counted three years ago. 200 counted last year. 1,000 to 1,600 this year.

Because Nature is booming and burgeoning to a level not seen in my lifetime.

http://www.davisenterprise.com.....tah-creek/

 

Record numbers of salmon are spawning in Putah Creek

December 28, 2016

Yolo County, CA - This winter, chinook salmon are spawning in Putah Creek in record numbers.

Three years ago, only eight salmon were recorded in the creek. This year, an estimated 1,000 to 1,600 salmon are believed to be spawning in local waters.

Those following the salmon’s return to the creek said 2014 was an exciting year when 200 salmon were observed there, but this year’s figures blow that excitement out of the water.

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It’s January 2017, and the great artificial drought has been broken by the slow, steady, widespread and ever-increasing distribution of simple, inexpensive Orgonite devices in the vicinity of the weather warfar infrastructure that many still mistakenly presume only carries cell phone traffic and weather radar data.

I’ve appended multiple recent examples below to support that assertion.

 

 

October 17, 2016 – Portland, OR – PDX pushing toward record rainfall | KGW.com

 

October 18, 2016 – Intense snowstorm, record-breaking rainfall hit East Idaho, US

 

January 2, 2017 – Macon, GA – Record rainfall ushers in new year. Snow next?

Can’t remember a wetter start to the year in Macon? That’s because it’s never been this rainy on the first days of the new year.

Middle Georgia Regional Airport picked up 4.05 inches of rain Monday, drowning the prior record rainfall of 2.22 inches set for Jan. 2, 1919.

Macon also set a record of 2.55 inches of rain Sunday, which broke the record of 2.16 inches set on Jan. 1, 1955.

 

January 3, 2017 – California rainfall increasing, not yet to 2011 record highs

If you’ve noticed, it’s been raining a lot, and expect that trend to continue over the next few weeks, but maybe not at the record levels seen since 2010-11.

 

January 5, 2017 - Record snow and rain stretches across parched U.S. west | Reuters

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The article that follows shows another needle moving, moving so fast you can see it drop. Instructively, cancer deaths in the U.S. have been dropping since peaking in 1991. The same exact early-90’s peak-point of crime levels.

The story notes “early detection” and “less smoking” as drivers of the decrease, but, however, makes no mention of people eating better, losing weight, or of course the slow, steady, widespread and ever-increasing distribution of simple, inexpensive orgonite devices.

They can spin it, but they can’t stop it.

 

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/06/.....index.html

US cancer deaths down 25% since 1991, report says

January 6, 2017

Cancer remains the second leading cause of death in the United States. Still, there's reason for hope: Overall, the death rate from all cancers fell 25% between its peak in 1991 and 2014, the most recent year for data, according to a report from the American Cancer Society published online Thursday in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.

This decline translates to more than 2.1 million deaths prevented if peak rates had continued, according to Rebecca L. Siegel, lead author of the report and strategic director of surveillance and health services research at the American Cancer Society.

"Since the peak in 1991, cancer death rates have been declining by about 1.5% per year, not only because of the reduction in smoking, but also because of improvements in the early detection of cancer (through both screening and increased awareness) and advances in treatment," Siegel wrote in an email. "We anticipate that death rates will continue to decline."

However, Siegel and her co-authors project more than 4,600 new cancer diagnoses each day during 2017.

For the report, the American Cancer Society gathered data from the National Center for Health Statistics at the National Cancer Institute. Available data included cancer cases most recently reported in 2013 and deaths from cancer most recently reported through 2014. The new report also includes an estimate of the total number of deaths prevented, due to declining rates, over time.

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