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January 9, 2017
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Check out how the helpful propaganda piece, below, entitled “SeaWorld San Diego ending killer whale show” describes whales forced to do tricks via trauma-based programming as “cavorting”. Oh, and they say the whales are cavorting with trainers, vs. being forced to do things by trainers.

The propagandist writing the article calls the triggers the trainers use to remind the whales of the trauma used to imprint the conditioning as “cues from trainers”.

So they’re going to stop the shows, because of the outcry about the whales being forced to do things they wouldn’t ordinarily do, but they’re going to go right on using the trauma-based programming to make the whales do things they wouldn’t normally do:

"You will still see a whale leaping out of the water,"

These guys are unbelievable, aren’t they? No quit in them. And perhaps the public will swallow this, and allow it.

Or perhaps not, we shall see.

http://komonews.com/news/enter.....-154908526

 

SeaWorld San Diego ending killer whale show

January 8, 2016

SAN DIEGO (AP) — SeaWorld San Diego is ending its long-running killer whale show after years of outcry and falling attendance prompted it to renounce theatrical orca displays.

The show that featured killer whales cavorting with trainers and leaping high out of the Shamu Stadium pool will have its final performances on Sunday.

This summer, the park will unveil a new attraction in the revamped pool. Orca Encounter is being billed as an educational experience that will show how killer whales eat, communicate and navigate.

The animals will still receive cues from trainers, however.

"You will still see a whale leaping out of the water," Al Garver, a former orca trainer and vice president of zoological operations, told the San Diego Union-Tribune. "We want to be able to demonstrate behaviors people would see in the wild with the killer whales and their abilities as a top predator in the sea. The vast majority of behaviors people have seen in our shows will be very suitable for demonstrating that." 

The park has 11 orcas, ranging in age from 2 to 52 years old.

Under pressure from activists and faced with declining ticket sales, SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. announced last year it was ending its theatrical orca shows and breeding program.

Parks in Orlando and San Antonio will end their shows by 2019.

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

January 9, 2017
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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

 

January 13, 2013 – Polar bear populations in certain areas have reached their “carrying capacity” — the maximum environmentally sustainable population size.

 

May 31, 2015 – Global polar bear population size is about 26,000 (20,000-32,000), despite PBSG waffling

Here is an updated graph of polar bear population numbers that undo the “subtractions” of the IUCN Polar Bear Specialist Group between 2001 & 2013, giving a final global estimate of about 26,000

 

January 9, 2016 - Without action on climate change, say goodbye to polar bears

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January 10, 2017
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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 warfare infrastructure that many still mistakenly presume only carries cell phone traffic and weather radar data.

 

http://www.denverpost.com/2017.....ea-closed/

Monarch Mountain one of 3 Colorado ski areas shuttered because of heavy snow

January 10, 2016

Monarch’s closure marked the second day a Colorado mountain resort was forced to close because of the rare, potent storm dropping feet of powder in the high country.

Monarch Mountain will not open on Tuesday, the Chaffee County ski area says, because of problems created by the more than a foot and a half of snow that has fallen there in the past 24 hours.

It marks the second day a Colorado mountain resort was forced to close because of the rare, potent storm dropping more than a foot of powder in the high country. Arapahoe Basin was also shuttered on Tuesday because of avalanche danger on Loveland Pass.

“The good news: it snowed all day and night yesterday (18″!),” Monarch said in a Facebook post Tuesday morning. “The bad news: Monarch will not open today. Monarch Pass is has been closed all night for avalanche control, preventing Monarch Mountain maintenance, food service, and grooming crews from reaching the mountain.”

U.S. 50 was closed by the Colorado Department on Transportation at about 2:15 p.m. Monday. The route, which takes motorists from Salida to Gunnison over Monarch Pass, remained closed as of 8 a.m. — some 15 hours later.

The resort said as of 7 a.m. Monday, 20 inches of snow had fallen in the past 24 hours, and 28 inches of snow in the past 48 hours. In the past week, Monarch has seen 68 inches of snow.

Monarch Mountain also closed last week because of a U.S. 50 closure.

Monarch Mountain told its patrons to stay tuned for information on opening status and conditions for Wednesday.

On Monday afternoon, Crested Butte Mountain Resort closed after more than a foot of snow fell throughout the day. Last week saw Crested Butte Mountain Resort harvest a state-leading 47 inches from a hydrological hammerdrop.

The resort’s powder-cam snow stake on Monday was buried beyond its 18-inch top by midday and the resort, struggling with a windy, damp and bountiful storm, made the very rare call of closing early.

Crested Butte reopened on Tuesday, but said it was working to get its terrain ready for skiers and boarders as soon as possible.

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

January 11, 2017
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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 warfare infrastructure that many still mistakenly presume only carries cell phone traffic and weather radar data.

The article that I’ve appended below supports that assertion.

One propaganda technique I’d like to call out is the use of a fictitious, hypothetical negative prior to delivering an actual positive. That technique is used twice in the article, first here:

The rain and snow could shut off, as happened three years ago in January, although the reservoirs now are so full in many areas there wouldn’t be water shortages for several years.”

And again here:

California is a dry state and probably always will be in most years, but we certainly don’t have a statewide drought right now,”

Could shut off. Probably always will be.

In the following sentence, they've truncated the good news, so you can't read it as easily:

"more precipitation has fallen across the key watersheds of Northern California — eight areas from Lake Tahoe to Mount Shasta that feed many of the state’s largest reservoirs — so far this winter than any time since 1922."

They put that chunk in the middle, which I've italicized for emphasis, because they wanted to avoid at all costs writing the more impactful sentence, which would read: "more precipitation has fallen across the key watersheds of Northern California so far this winter than any time since 1922."

And, even there, they added "so far" as another hedge. The accurate sentence would read "more precipitation has fallen across the key watersheds of Northern California this winter than any time since 1922."

In the quote that follows, you see hedging, you see the refusal to state the truth, that the drought has ended, at least in Nor Cal:

“They sent roughly 350 billion gallons of water pouring into California’s biggest reservoirs…all but ending the five-year drought across much of Northern California, even though it remains in the south.”

Not “ending the five year drought”, but rather “all but ending the five year drought.” With the bonus “even though it remains in the south” at the end, as another hedge.

If the official water studier guy quoted in the article says “we certainly don’t have a statewide drought right now,” how on Earth could the person writing the article say “all but ending the five year drought?”

Another telling comment from the official water studier guy: “We have to be careful about crying wolf here,” he said. “You have to maintain credibility with the public when there are critically dry years, so you have to call it like it is when conditions improve.”

Then can spin it, but they can’t stop it. And the Boy Who Cried Wolf got in a lot, and I mean a lot of trouble with the people in his village that he lied serially to. There’s a reason that story’s been told down through the ages, and why it’s referenced here in this article.

These people are done, toast, put a fork in them, they’re done.

 

http://www.mercurynews.com/201.....eservoirs/

 

California storms add 350 billion gallons to parched reservoirs

January 10, 2017

The powerful storms that soaked Northern California over the past week did more than trigger power outages, mudslides and flash floods.

They sent roughly 350 billion gallons of water pouring into California’s biggest reservoirs — boosting their storage to levels not seen in years, forcing dam operators to release water to reduce flood risks and all but ending the five-year drought across much of Northern California, even though it remains in the south, experts said Monday.

California is a dry state and probably always will be in most years, but we certainly don’t have a statewide drought right now,” said Jay Lund, a professor of engineering and director of the Center for Watershed Sciences at UC Davis.

“We have to be careful about crying wolf here,” he said. “You have to maintain credibility with the public when there are critically dry years, so you have to call it like it is when conditions improve.”

On Monday much of the state began drying out from the weekend drenching that caused at least three fatalities and triggered flooding in Morgan Hill, Sonoma County, Yosemite and parts of the Sacramento Valley, even as forecasters said another storm system was coming in Tuesday.

That new storm system should bring 1 to 2 inches of rain around much of the Bay Area, and up to 6 inches in the Santa Cruz Mountains and Big Sur, with more rain in the North Bay, tapering off Wednesday.

“It’s not going to be as heavy,” National Weather Service forecaster Steve Anderson said. “But even though the amount of rainfall will be less, the impact will still be there.”

Despite concerns that the weekend storm’s warmer temperatures would significantly deplete the Sierra Nevada snowpack, it grew significantly. Last Monday, it was 70 percent of historic average. This Monday, it had grown to a staggering 126 percent for this time of the year.

 

In fact, since Oct. 1, more precipitation has fallen across the key watersheds of Northern California — eight areas from Lake Tahoe to Mount Shasta that feed many of the state’s largest reservoirs — so far this winter than any time since 1922, according to state totals.

In a typical year, that “Northern Sierra eight-station index” receives 50 inches of precipitation. As of Monday it was already at 40 inches — 199 percent of the historic average for this date — and running slightly above 1982-83 and 1997-98, both of which were marked by severe El Niño flooding.

The rain and snow could shut off, as happened three years ago in January, although the reservoirs now are so full in many areas there wouldn’t be water shortages for several years.

Officially, California’s drought won’t end until Gov. Jerry Brown rescinds or revises the emergency drought declaration he signed in January 2014.

Lund, of UC Davis, said that because other parts of the state — particularly Santa Barbara and other parts of Southern California — are still well short of rain and suffering from low reservoir levels, Brown should issue an updated drought declaration that reflects the regional differences.

That is one of the options he is considering, said Nancy Vogel, a spokeswoman for the state Natural Resources Agency. But a decision may not be made until the end of the winter snow and rain season, she said.

“It’s early and the precipitation patterns could dry up at any time,” she said. “We’ll see where we are in March or April.”

Rain from Sunday’s storm fell in sheets at time, flooded roads and storm drains, and toppled trees. It fell most forcefully in the Big Sur area of Monterey County, dumping more than 12 1/2 inches over a 72-hour period. More than 9 3/4 inches fell in the Lexington Hills in Santa Clara County and more than 6 inches soaked areas of San Mateo County.

In Contra Costa County, 4 1/2 inches of rain fell atop Mount Diablo, and 3 1/4 inches fell in Orinda. San Francisco and parts of Oakland saw 2 1/2 inches of rain. Only 1.03 inches fell at Mineta San Jose International Airport, but that still set a record for Jan. 8.

More importantly, the recent storms have sent reservoirs swelling.

The 154 largest reservoirs tracked by the state Department of Water Resources added 1.1 million acre feet of water from Jan. 1 to Monday, boosting their capacity to 97 percent of historic average, said Maury Roos, longtime state hydrologist.

“It’s excellent news,” said Roos. “I don’t make the decision on the official drought, but from the Bay Area north we are in good shape for this time of the season.”

Specifically, Loch Lomond, the main reservoir serving Santa Cruz, filled to capacity. All seven reservoirs that serve the Marin Municipal Water District were 100 percent full. Pardee Reservoir, the main reservoir that provides water to 1.3 million people in Alameda and Contra Costa County, spilled on Monday.

Lexington Reservoir, near Los Gatos, has gone up 31 feet since New Year’s Day, surging to 93 percent full from 42 percent full a week ago.

Perhaps most dramatic was San Luis Reservoir, California’s fifth largest, located between Gilroy and Los Banos. Sitting at 10 percent full in August, it now is 66 percent full, having risen 134 feet. At current rates, it may fill to the top for the first time since 2011, said Roger George of Fresno, a professional guide who leads fishing trips for striped bass there.

“Back in August, it was scary. I was beginning to wonder if we were going to have a die-off of the fish,” he said. “Now it looks like an ocean.”

Similarly, the state’s second-largest reservoir, Oroville in Butte County, has risen 35 feet since New Year’s Day. It added 250,000 acre-feet of water over the weekend, enough for 1.3 million people’s needs for a year. It now stands at 64 percent full, or 102 percent of historic average.

On Monday, officials at Yosemite National Park announced they would reopen Yosemite Valley Tuesday morning. The park suffered some damage when the Merced River jumped its banks, but the flood levels were only two or three feet above flood stage, less than had been earlier feared.

The storm unleashed mud and rock slides throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains early Monday, halting traffic during the morning commute on Highway 17. A slide just north of Scotts Valley shut down northbound lanes and traffic was detoured onto the southbound side.

In Gilroy, two people were rescued Sunday night from the second story of their home after water surrounding the residence rose to about four feet. The San Jose Fire Department’s Urban Search and Rescue team had to use a boat to help the people out of the home, according to Cal Fire spokeswoman Pam Temmermand.

At least three people were killed in the weekend storm, including 57-year-old Jarnail Singh, whom police said lost control of a white cab he was driving and crashed into an estuary near the Oakland International Airport on Sunday morning.

An unidentified motorist also died in a crash on Interstate 880 in Fremont.

A San Ramon woman died Saturday after a tree fell on her at a golf course in San Ramon. Deborah McKeown, 56, was taking a walk when high winds knocked over a tree that landed on her. McKeown, a freelance writer for the Bay Area News Group who wrote under the pseudonym Kathleen Ford, was taken to a hospital from the Canyon Lakes Golf Course on Bollinger Canyon Way.

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

January 11, 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.

 

August 22, 2016 – Record crops should strain grain storage this fall

 

November 3, 2016 – Doubled nut sales needed to sell record 2016 pistachio crop

 

November 9, 2016 – California's record walnut crop - The Mercury News

 

November 11, 2016 – Whatcom County, WA - Raspberry crop breaks records

 

December 1, 2016 – Manitoba Potato Producers Store Record Crop

 

December 20, 2016 – Australia – Record crop production lifts farmers

High winter rainfall has seen an increase in crop production across all states for the first time in nine years.

 

January 8, 2017 – Australia - National cotton crop second-largest on record as new growers join industry ...

 

January 9, 2017 – Bittersweet harvest as Tunisian orange farmers swamped by record crop

 

January 10, 2017 - Brazil 's government grain agency CONAB raised its estimates Tuesday for record bumper crops of soybeans and grains.

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January 12, 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 response to this great resurgence of life, what we euphemistically call “secret agents” are engaged in ongoing animal-killing operations around the globe at the direction of the barely-closeted Death worshippers they work for.

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.

Those two preceding paragraphs are why one story below says “Increase in dead seals due to fishing nets and cannibalism”, and another says “Hundreds of horseshoe crabs mysteriously die in Kita-Kyushu”.

Cannibalism is and always has been a major part of the dark religion of the folks in charge, so that first example is particularly humorous to them.

Many times, the animal-killing operations aren’t covert, at all: “Colorado To Spend $4.5 Million To Kill Mountain Lions And Bears.”

The propaganda techniques to hedge and defray against the great positive transformation that’s underway are formulaic, obvious and repetitive: “Hope For The Tiger: Population Increase Boosts Chances For A Rebound”, “Nepal's Efforts to Rebound Tiger Population Seem to be Working”.

But the great positive changes are increasing in speed and magnitude, while the propaganda is unchanging. So it’s only a matter of time until the sand castle is washed away by the rising tide.

 

January 10, 2016 – Manatee Population Has Rebounded 500 Percent, No Longer Endangered

 

January 27, 2016 – New Jersey - bald eagles rebound from a single pair to a thriving population

 

April 11, 2016 – Hope For The Tiger: Population Increase Boosts Chances For A Rebound

 

August 14, 2016 – Nepal's Efforts to Rebound Tiger Population Seem to be Working ...

 

September 4, 2016 – Giant pandas rebound off endangered list - BBC News - BBC.com

 

September 14, 2016 – Japan - Hundreds of horseshoe crabs mysteriously die in Kita-Kyushu

 

October 13, 2016 – Colorado big horn sheep rebound after disease decimated herds

 

October 17, 2016 – New UNH Bobcat Research Aims to Understand Why Wildcats Are Rebounding

 

November 2, 2016 – Colder winters helping moose populations rebound - Atikokan ...

'real Northern winters' the past few years has helped the moose population rebound.

 

November 26, 2016 – Fish quotas in Estonia's border lakes to increase for 2017 | News | ERR

 

December 17, 2017 – Increase in dead seals due to fishing nets and cannibalism ...

 

December 21, 2016 – Colorado To Spend $4.5 Million To Kill Mountain Lions And Bears ...

 

January 2, 2017 – Eastern Idaho - December snowfall hits record numbers

 

January 5, 2017 – Chesapeake Bay's health rebounding, report says - The Morning Call

 

Janaury 5, 2017 – Bald eagle population rebounds in Colorado | KGNU News

 

January 5, 2017 – Norway - Increase in people professionally fishing for the first time in 14 years ...

 

January 10, 2017 – 2017: A good year for fish | Khmer Times | News Portal Cambodia |

adding that higher water levels will encourage fish to breed, increasing the population in lakes ...

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January 12, 2017
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Click the attached pic of Maryland's Anacostia river and see if you think it’s a “filthy, degraded river”, a “bedraggled ghost of its former self”, as earnestly claimed by the article that follows.

The gal the article is about, who’s doing what she can to make the river better, says “The only thing I’d ever heard about the Anacostia was that it was a filthy, degraded, hopeless situation, and I found out in one kayak ride how wrong that impression had been.”

You can see how the image of the river is being spun, tortuously, to the negative. And that’s not to say that there are not actual negatives. However, the great news being that things are better than we’ve been led to believe, much better.

 

http://www.mnn.com/earth-matte.....stia-river

 

The once hopelessly polluted Anacostia River is making a comeback

January 3, 2017

Among the many rivers that course through the United States, there's one that flows right into our nation's capital as it joins the Potomac River. Yet despite the prestigious location, it has been nicknamed “the forgotten river.”

The Anacostia River has endured centuries of abuse. It runs 8.7 miles from Bladensburg, Maryland, to the District of Columbia. From the time that Europeans first arrived, development has cleared its wetlands, clogged its banks and poured sediment, agricultural waste, industrial pollution and raw sewage into the water.

Once teeming with fish and clear water, the river is but a bedraggled ghost of its former self. But it's a ghost with the potential to come back to life.

Though centuries of neglect have altered it, mere decades of dedicated work may bring it back to the sparkling, life-giving river it once was.

To encourage this conservation and document the complexity of the task, photographer Krista Schlyer has brought her talent for visual storytelling to the front lines. In the process, she reaffirms the importance of looking at one’s own backyard for ways to make a big difference through environmental stewardship.

Schlyer lived a couple miles from the Anacostia for more than a decade before she understood the potential of solving the problem. It was while on an assignment with the International League of Conservation Photographers that she first began to understand this backyard river.

During a morning paddle with an advocate who had been working on the Anacostia River for a long time, Schlyer literally ran into one of the river’s residents.

“There was a really loud thud on my kayak,” Schlyer recounts. “This beaver poked his head up and stared at me. I think he was kind of sleeping just under the water’s surface and I ran into him. I got the beaver’s tail slap on the water and he disappeared, but it was a moment of surprise and awe at this place. The only thing I’d ever heard about the Anacostia was that it was a filthy, degraded, hopeless situation, and I found out in one kayak ride how wrong that impression had been.”

There's good reason for the impression that the Anacostia is a filthy, degraded river — because it is, on many levels.

There are three primary challenges facing the river’s future: trash running from the streets into storm drains and then into the river; the antiquated sewage system of D.C. that allows raw sewage to wash into the river during heavy rains; and the long-lasting toxins mixed into the sediment that were poured into the river before the Clean Water Act and which still wash into the river from old industrial development, roads and other sources.

Though significant, the challenges are surmountable. Progress is already being made.

“Bag bans and bottle bans, it’s incredible how much of a difference these policies make. People push back on them, but they make an enormous difference,” says Schlyer.

According to the Department of Energy and Environment, "The District’s Bag Law is the first of its kind in the U.S. Since the law took effect on January 1, 2010, District businesses have seen a drastic reduction in bag usage, and environmental clean-up groups witnessed fewer bags polluting D.C. waterways."

Meanwhile, to deal with the sewage situation, Washington, D.C., is already investing significant funding in a large-scale plan to create huge tunnels that will prevent sewage overflows during storms. The infrastructure initiative — called the Anacostia River Tunnel Project under the Clean Rivers Project — will help to remove nearly all the sewage entering the river within a matter of years.

"The Clean Rivers Project will reduce [combined sewer overflows] annually by 96 percent throughout the system and by 98 percent for the Anacostia River alone," D.C.'s Water and Sewage Authority reports.

Perhaps the most complex problem to solve is that of the legacy toxins.

“It’s moving forward in D.C., but it is a pretty big, pretty expensive puzzle to have to solve,” says Schlyer. “All the toxins from oil, gas and other chemicals from yards runs off the streets, through bridges and goes straight into the Anacostia. The big push is to try and get green infrastructure put in throughout the watershed so that the water running off the streets doesn’t run into the river but runs into bio-fills, rain gardens, etc.”

To assist with drumming up that support, Schlyer has aimed her camera at the river, its flora and fauna, and the people who live alongside it.

“My role here is hopefully to help people see it with new eyes like I did, and to highlight the stories of the people who have been working so hard over the past three decades to clean up the river.”

Schlyer began the Anacostia Project six years ago and has been documenting the conservation work, researching the issues and learning how to tell the stories of the river. Now, she begins the work of getting the stories out to a broader audience and building support for the efforts that will bring the river back to its former glory.

Not only does her photography aim to bring attention to the river’s issues, but Schlyer also wants to send another message to everyone worried about an environmental issue at home.

“No ecosystem is really at the point where we should give up on it. For a long time that’s exactly what happened with the Anacostia," says Schlyer.

“People have a tendency to write off landscapes as being beyond redemption, and in a way we do that because we ourselves have this sense that we are beyond redemption. I just don’t think that’s the case. There’s something very beautiful about a place like the Anacostia that’s been so abused and so forgotten for so long [yet now is] seeing this groundswell of love. It really does have the potential to redeem us and this place together, and I think that’s a powerful notion in terms of where we are right now as a species. We’ve made so many mistakes but we can still turn things around. The Anacostia is a great example of that.”

Schlyer's work on the Anacostia Project also underscores how much we as individuals can do for our local habitats. We don't have to travel far to work on an important conservation issue: We can look in our very own backyards.

And as a professional project, working in your own town has its benefits. Of this photography project, Schlyer notes: “It’s allowed me to dig a lot deeper than I could ever do on any other project. It’s different when it's your own backyard and it's your neighbors that are experiencing this with you — your wild neighbors and your human neighbors. It affords a level of intimacy and understanding you can’t get in any other way."

Working locally also allows Schlyer to see the fruits of her labor on a daily basis. "With the Anacostia, because it is so local, I feel like if I work hard I can actually play a part in what’s happening here. That’s pretty gratifying."

Now that Schlyer has taken thousands of images that show the people, wildlife and seasons of the Anacostia, she's starting the next phase of telling the stories through exhibits, a book and other community-oriented outlets.

“We all can play a part in our local watershed’s health and on our local biodiversity, whether in the city or out in the country," says Schlyer. "I hope that as a nation and as a planet we are coming to a point where everyone is taking some responsibility for the watershed they live in and for the role we play in that watershed’s health.”

She's certainly leading by example. To learn more and stay up to date as exhibits and events are scheduled, visit Schlyer's Anacostia Project.

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“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed – if all records told the same tale – then the lie passed into history and became truth. ‘Who controls the past,’ ran the Party slogan, ‘controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.’ And yet the past, though of its nature alterable, never had been altered. Whatever was true now was true from everlasting to everlasting. It was quite simple. All that was needed was an unending series of victories over your own memory. ‘Reality control,’ they called it: in Newspeak, ‘doublethink.’ “

George Orwell, from “1984

 

October 10, 2016 – Brexit will hurt UK investment and growth, Britain's Nobel Prize-winning economist Oliver Hart says

 

January 11, 2017 - UK industry 'booms back to life' as manufacturing drives growth

U.K. industry "boomed back to life" towards the end of last year, putting the economy on course to maintain the strong pace of growth enjoyed in the aftermath of the Brexit vote.

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"Aren't you coming back to us?"

"Yes, but not in a boat."

"How, then?"

"By the bridge."

"Listen to that--by the bridge! Now stop this jesting, dear General, and do as I would have done you. It's a noble fish."

"Be good then, and save me some for supper; and I will bring one of those Englishmen with me and he shall have his share."

"Ah, well, have your way if you must. But he that fasts must attempt but little and stop early. When shall you be back?"

"When we've raised the siege of Orleans. FORWARD!"

We were off. The streets were full of citizens and of groups and squads of soldiers, but the spectacle was melancholy. There was not a smile anywhere, but only universal gloom. It was as if some vast calamity had smitten all hope and cheer dead. We were not used to this, and were astonished. But when they saw the Maid, there was an immediate stir, and the eager question flew from mouth to mouth.

"Where is she going? Whither is she bound?"

Joan heard it, and called out:

"Whither would ye suppose? I am going to take the Tourelles."

It would not be possible for any to describe how those few words turned that mourning into joy--into exaltation--into frenzy; and how a storm of huzzas burst out and swept down the streets in every direction and woke those corpse-like multitudes to vivid life and action and turmoil in a moment. The soldiers broke from the crowd and came flocking to our standard, and many of the citizens ran and got pikes and halberds and joined us. As we moved on, our numbers increased steadily, and the hurrahing continued--yes, we moved through a solid cloud of noise, as you may say, and all the windows on both sides contributed to it, for they were filled with excited people.

You see, the council had closed the Burgundy gate and placed a strong force there, under that stout soldier Raoul de Gaucourt, Bailly of Orleans, with orders to prevent Joan from getting out and resuming the attack on the Tourelles, and this shameful thing had plunged the city into sorrow and despair. But that feeling was gone now. They believed the Maid was a match for the council, and they were right.

When we reached the gate, Joan told Gaucourt to open it and let her pass. He said it would be impossible to do this, for his orders were from the council and were strict. Joan said:

"There is no authority above mine but the King's. If you have an order from the King, produce it."

"I cannot claim to have an order from him, General."

"Then make way, or take the consequences!"

He began to argue the case, for he was like the rest of the tribe, always ready to fight with words, not acts; but in the midst of his gabble Joan interrupted with the terse order:

"Charge!"

We came with a rush, and brief work we made of that small job. It was good to see the Bailly's surprise. He was not used to this unsentimental promptness. He said afterward that he was cut off in the midst of what he was saying--in the midst of an argument by which he could have proved that he could not let Joan pass--an argument which Joan could not have answered.

"Still, it appears she did answer it," said the person he was talking to.

We swung through the gate in great style, with a vast accession of noise, the most of which was laughter, and soon our van was over the river and moving down against the Tourelles.

 

Mark Twain, from "Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc"

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It’s January, 2017, and Nature is booming and burgeoning to a level not seen in my lifetime.

In response, what we euphemistically call “secret agents” are engaged in ongoing animal-killing operations in an attempt to prop up the failing and wholly-fraudulent “Poor Mother Gaia is Dying” confidence game on behalf of the barely-closeted Death worshippers they work for.

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

That’s why the story below, entitled “Dead Whale Washes Ashore at End of LaGuardia Airport Runway” includes the sentence “It is unclear how the whale died.”

The whale-expert talking head quoted in the article says "To actually have a whale at this location is a new location,"

To me, that sounds like something a grade schooler might say, versus the clear, accurate statement, which would read “it’s unusual, and I believe unprecendented, to see a whale this far into the East River.”

Now let’s read the statement of the most-probably-college-edjamacated whale expert once again:

"To actually have a whale at this location is a new location,"

And how do we know it “washed ashore”, dead, versus threw itself there, in a mysterious, baffling beaching? For readers new to this thread I’d recommend scrolling back a few years to the voluminous “mysterious, baffling whale beachings down through time” posts I compiled previously.

How long do you guess these guys have left in power?

 

http://abcnews.go.com/US/dead-.....d=44750235

 

Dead Whale Washes Ashore at End of LaGuardia Airport Runway

January 13, 2017

The 15-foot minke whale washed ashore in Flushing Bay and was discovered on an embankment leading up to one of the runways, WABC-TV reported.

It is unclear how the whale died.

The minke whale typically weighs between 5 tons and 6 tons, which is smaller than a humpback whale.

The airport is consulting with the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation -- which wants to examine the whale -- to figure how to remove the mammal without disrupting LaGuardia's flight operations, according to WABC-TV.

"To actually have a whale at this location is a new location," said Kimberly Durham, a biologist and the conservation group's rescue program director. "It's certainly in proximity to Port Authority and operations that go there, there's a lot of things that have to be taken into consideration and we'll be working with the Port Authority to see what we can do regarding this carcass."

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http://www.sfgate.com/news/art.....851105.php

There's an illustrating video on the page too.

The rainfall totals from around Northern California for early January are staggering. 

Downtown San Francisco has received 5.53 inches of rain since Jan. 1. The last time the city has seen a number higher than this was 1982 when 7.53 inches fell between Jan. 1 and Jan. 11. During last year's El Niño year, S.F. had received close to three inches by this date.

More impressive numbers: The coastal range mountains outside Guerneville, where roads and homes went underwater when the Russian River flooded, has received some 21 inches of rain since Jan. 4.

In Downieville, where the Yuba River gushed with a heavy flow all week, some 23 inches of rain were recorded in the past seven days. 

The super soakings have filled reservoirs that were mere mud puddles, their cracked lake beds once exposed at the height of the drought that plagued the state for five-plus years and still persists in many regions, especially in Southern California. 

The reservoirs in Northern California have gained some million acres of storage in the past seven days, Michael Anderson, a climatologist with the California Department of Water Resources estimates. And total surface storage for the state is roughly 97 percent of average, with the the total storage for the largest reservoirs being at 111 percent of normal. 

Lake Oroville, the state's second-largest reservoir, gained a bit more than 620,000 acre-feet in the first 10 days of January alone.

"That is almost 18 percent of its capacity," Anderson said. "Since Oroville was about 750,000 acre-feet below its storage limits during flood season (a consequence of the drought), they can keep all that water for future use and largely offset storage impacts from the drought."

Since January 1, the Northern Sierra 8-Station Index has seen 15.9 inches of precipitation. That number is a measurement of total liquid from rain and melted snow collected at eight stations in the Northern California mountains running from the Cascades to the northern Sierra.

We are already at "almost 32 percent of the annual average of 50 inches," Anderson said. "As a comparison, in the recent drought, from Jan. 1, 2013 until Feb. 5, 2014 the 8-Station Index only had 16.5 inches inches of precipitation."

 

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Carlos, thanks for that great addition.

It’s January, 2017, and Nature is booming and burgeoning to a level not seen in my lifetime. In response, what we euphemistically call “secret agents” are engaged in ongoing animal-killing operations in an effort to prop up the failing and wholly-fraudulent “Poor Mother Gaia is Dying” confidence game on behalf of the barely-closeted Death worshippers whey work for.

I’ve provided an example below, an article entitled “Dozens of False Killer Whales Die in Stranding in South Florida”.

The cause of the stranding is yet to be determined.”

Nothing makes cetaceans throw themselves onto dry land en masse except the deployment of sonic weaponry custom-designed to torture cetaceans, as hard as that is for this modern era’s Coincidence Theorists to get their heads around.

The article earnestly informs the reader that false killer whales “are known to strand in large groups.”

Really? What drives them to do that, down over time, from the dawn of time, until now? Can you help me with that?

Actually, it’s a baldfaced gambit in which the coopted authority figure puts forth a plausible-deniability excuse for the subconscious of the fleeced rube to grab onto, and allows the rube to avoid taking personal responsibility, or get further involved in the situation.

The article goes right on to say “There have only been two previous strandings of False Killer Whales in Florida…” Well, “known to” means “something they do all the time”, versus “only rarely known to” would be a better fit for this "three-times-in-false-killer-whale-monitoring-history" example. And, here again, there’s no driver of the strandings mentioned…what, was it emotional instability? Mass-insanity? Fleeing some horrific predator?

I think the time of these tactics – both the animal-killing and the coopted media coverup of same – are nearing their end, and I’m trying to hasten their demise by exposing them here.

 

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/l.....47825.html

Dozens of False Killer Whales Die in Stranding in South Florida

January 10, 2017

Dozens of false killer whales, a type of dolphin, are dead following a stranding in Everglades National Park in South Florida, officials said Monday.

A total of 95 dolphins are dead after they became stranded off Hog Key, according to officials with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries. Some of the dolphins were deeply embedded into mangroves.

One whale has been seen alive and another 13 or 14 are unaccounted for, officials said. The stranding was discovered Saturday afternoon. Seventy-two dolphins died and nine were humanely euthanized.

The area around the scene has been closed by the National Park Service, with no flyovers or boats allowed in the area for safety.

The cause of the stranding is yet to be determined. Necropsies are already being performed and the team continues to take samples.

NOAA Fisheries says the false killer whales can grow up to 20-foot long and weigh about 1,500 pounds, and are known to strand in large groups.

There have only been two previous strandings of False Killer Whales in Florida. One in 1986 in Key West where 28 animals were involved and another in 1989 at Cedar Key, which is near Tampa. That incident had 40 dolphins and most of them were able to swim just three were beached.

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Lying, spin-filled articles are long, and tortuous. While articles about positive news that can’t be tortuously spun are short, tight-lipped, and terse.

To support that assertion, I've appended the short, good-news-filled article below, entitled “New report: Abortions in US drop to lowest level since 1974.” Wherein the best hedging they can muster is to start the article with a hedging qualifier: “Even as the election outcome intensifies America's abortion debate…”

Actually, they started the hedging in the headline, which begins with “New report:”. That makes your bewildered, ensheepled subconscious think reports are coming in all the time, but aren’t verified, they’re just reports. Whereas the truthful, correct headline would read “Abortions in US drop to lowest level since 1974.” The honest author would then follow in the article with “a new XYZ report has concluded that abortions in U.S.”, etc.

It occurred to me the other day on the way in to work that I should expand my research on the formulaic use of repetitive propaganda techniques within the wholly-controlled-and-coopted Media establishment to the past, to ten years ago, and twenty, and thirty, etc.

I’ve got three years of repetition of the same tactics on the books just in this thread. Do you think those tactics sprang out of the ether, smirk, just three years ago?

It’s my hope that seeing the same tactics and verbiage and spin used down through every generation might help awaken another subset of the readership of this thread from the spell that holds them in thrall, a Black magic spell deliberately woven by words, and images, and then cast, you know, like in broadcast, telecast, newscast.

A 12.5% decrease in abortions in the last three years. Can you see all the needles moving, moving, in the right direction?

The barely-closeted cabal of genetically-related Death worshippers who are for this moment still in charge of things on this globe are furious, apopleptic about the great positive changes that are underway in our world at this time, because their dark programme is based on the concentration and distribution of Death energy throughout the Earth’s energy grid. That “great work of ages” of theirs being scuttled by the slow, steady, widespread and ever-increasing distribution of simple, inexpensive Orgonite devices throughout the larger environment.

Look at the great positive changes of just the last three years. Since the changes are increasing in speed and magnitude, what do you think we’ll be seeing in three more years?

We shall see!

 

http://bigstory.ap.org/article.....a7d26a27dd

 

New report: Abortions in US drop to lowest level since 1974

January 17, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Even as the election outcome intensifies America's abortion debate, a comprehensive new survey finds the annual number of abortions in the U.S has dropped to well under 1 million, the lowest level since 1974.

The report, which counted 926,200 abortions in 2014, was released Tuesday by the Guttmacher Institute, a research group which supports abortion rights. It is the only entity which strives to count all abortions in the U.S.; the latest federal survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lacks data from California, Maryland and New Hampshire.

The total from 2014 represented a drop of 12.5 percent from Guttmacher's previous survey, which tallied 1.06 million abortions in 2011. The decrease was spread nationwide; in only six states did abortions increase over the three-year span.

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“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed – if all records told the same tale – then the lie passed into history and became truth. "Who controls the past," ran the Party slogan, "controls the future: who controls the present controls the past." And yet the past, though of its nature alterable, never had been altered. Whatever was true now was true from everlasting to everlasting. It was quite simple. All that was needed was an unending series of victories over your own memory. "Reality control," they called it: in Newspeak, "doublethink."

George Orwell, from “1984

 

September 14, 2015 – Japanese Seafood Exports Rising as Nation Eats Less Fish - Bloomberg

Japanese seafood exports in the first half of 2015 are up almost 30 percent

 

2016 - Exports of herring for NOK 3.1 billion in 2016, an increase of 22 per cent from 2015. Japan was the main export market for pelagic fish in 2016.

 

January 17, 2017 - The twilight of Tokyo's legendary fish market

 

If Japan’s seafood exports rose 30% in just six months, as a result of the Japanese eating less fish, how come Japan is the main market for Pelagic fish from Norway, who exports of same increased 22% from 2015 to 2016? You can see how both Japan and Norway’s fish exports have increased, and very significantly, at that. The claim that the Japanese ate less fish, and, further, that said decline is what’s driving the increase in exports, are both lies. Just as the claim that Tokyo’s legendary fish market is in decline is a lie.

That’s because the folks in charge are lying to you about basically everything, including fish in Japan.

For any angry Coincidence Theorists in the readership, I move beyond those first three examples, above, with numerous other recent accounts of booming, burgeoning fish exports, below.

Oh, and I have to call out the fact that the story documenting a record increase in income from fish exports in Sri Lanka takes special care not to tell you the percentage increase, year-over-year. That’s a repetitive tactic that I’ll call out every time I see it, to help the reader assimilate the actual nature and disposition of those doing the reporting. It’s a 5.9 percent increase.

It may also be instructive to the reader to note that I developed this post in about 20 minutes, after angrily reading the “Twilight of Toyko’s Legendary Fish Market” headline on a major news site. I thought “that’s bullshit – I can easily refute that.” And I have.

I’ll close by noting that it’s the “Third record year in a row for Norwegian whitefish exports.” That’s a mapping data point, re: three years, the last three years, the three years documented by this thread, which is proving that great positive changes are occurring at every level of our reality. And that Nature is booming and burgeoning to a level not seen in my lifetime.

 

September 14, 2015 – Japanese Seafood Exports Rising as Nation Eats Less Fish - Bloomberg

Japanese seafood exports in the first half of 2015 are up almost 30 percent

 

2016 - Exports of herring for NOK 3.1 billion in 2016, an increase of 22 per cent from 2015. Japan was the main export market for pelagic fish in 2016.

 

July 6, 2016 – Record Revenue from Indian Seafood Exports - The Fish Site

 

January 1, 2017 – Guyana - Fisheries sector records 11% growth in 2016

January 4, 2017 - Norway's seafood exports jump 23% to new record high in 2016 ...

 

January 6, 2016 – Third record year in a row for Norwegian whitefish exports ...

 

January 8, 2017 – Southeast Sulawesi records 31% increase in exports

Kendari (ANTARA News) - Southeast Sulawesi has recorded a 30 percent rise in exports in 2016 as compared to the previous year, Akabul Kijo, the provincial head of Marine and Fisheries, stated.

 

January 17, 2017 – Sri Lanka - Income generated from fish exports sees a record increase

Sri Lanka has recorded a profit of Rs. million 1200 through fish exports in 2016 when compared with the profits made in 2015.

The total income earned in 2015 for fish exports was recorded as Rs. million 20336.

The income generated for fish exports last year was Rs. million 21539

 

January 17, 2017 - Tra fish (Vietnamese catfish) exports in 2016 increased by 7% to US$1.66 billion

 

January 17, 2017 - The twilight of Tokyo's legendary fish market - BBC News - BBC.com

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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.

 

November 15, 2016 - Mysterious Winds Cause Rapid Melting of Antarctic Ice

 

November 24, 2016 - Scott and Shackleton logbooks prove Antarctic sea ice is not shrinking ...

Antarctic sea ice had barely changed from where it was 100 years ago, scientists have discovered, after poring over the logbooks of great polar explorers such as Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton.

Experts were concerned that ice at the South Pole had declined significantly since the 1950s, which they feared was driven by man-made climate change.

But new analysis suggests that conditions are now virtually identical to when the Terra Nova and Endurance sailed to the continent in the early 1900s, indicating that declines are part of a natural cycle and not the result of global warming.

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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 warfare infrastructure that many still mistakenly presume only carries cell phone traffic and weather radar data.

That assertion is backed up by the article below, which is entitled “Spanish towns see first snowfall in decades.”

Which article also doesn’t do the “hottest year in the history of the planet” scam any favors, either.

The hedging starts straightaway, in the headline, which carefully says “first snowfall in decades”, when the fact is later revealed that it’s “the first snowfalls in more than 90 years.” So the accurate descriptor would have been “first snowfall in almost a century”, versus the downgraded, hedging “first snowfall in decades.”

You’ll probably notice that the article doesn’t say “this maps against recent record snowfalls in the American Rockies”, or “it’s part of a larger pattern of snow returning to areas where it hasn’t been seen in decades”.

No, the article doesn’t say ANYTHING about what’s driving it. That’s cheering, in that no plausible-deniability claims were tabled, you know, things like “a complex reaction you couldn’t possibly understand causes record levels of global heat to drive record cold in places.” You know, like “all the global warming has been driven deep into the cold, black depths of the ocean by winds.”

The lack of any “global weirding” spin indicates that the tabling of such pablum is becoming ineffective, perhaps even counterproductive. Which is no shock given the fact that propaganda has a lifespan.

It’s why the Most Important Movie Ever Made, “An Inconvenient Truth”, is not shown on T.V., nor in schools…not grade schools, not middle schools, not to Master’s candidates in Meteorology.

The thin line between the public awakening to what I’m laying down and remaining asleep is the thin, threadlike concept “yeah, but that’s THERE.” I think that thread’s going to break, and pretty soon.

In the meantime, revel in the environment returning to health and balance:

 

http://nypost.com/2017/01/19/s.....n-decades/

Spanish towns see first snowfall in decades

January 19, 2017

MADRID — Officials have placed more than half of Spain’s 50 provinces under alert for heavy snow and sleet storms, with southern tourist towns reporting their first snowfalls in decades.

Authorities in the southeastern resort town of Torrevieja say that emergency services are on alert for flooding. Intense sleet storms came hours after the first snowfalls in more than 90 years coated the town’s beaches white.

In the nearby resort town of Denia, classes were suspended as rain storms followed the first snowfalls in more than three decades.

Classes were also suspended in the mountainous southwestern tourist town of Ronda as up to 40 centimeters (15 inches) of snow cut off two access roads.

The AEMAT weather agency said that more snow and freezing temperatures were expected Thursday.

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“Doublethink is notable due to a lack of cognitive dissonance — thus the person is completely unaware of any conflict or contradiction. George Orwell created the word doublethink in his dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (published in 1949); doublethink is part of newspeak.”

Wikipedia

 

May 2, 2016 - Lobster fishing to be restricted in bid to save population – Boston.com

January 7, 2017 – “the U.S. lobster catch, based mostly in Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, is booming. U.S. fishermen have caught more than 100 million pounds of lobster for seven years in a row after having never accomplished that feat previously.

January 8, 2017 – Maine - Lobster prices high as catch drops, China buys

 

 

The folks in charge are lying to you about basically everything, including the lobsters:

 

February 10, 2014 – “It is currently estimated that numbers of rock lobster on the West Coast of South Africa are perilously low, at only three percent of their original pre-exploitation or pristine levels.”

 

February 27, 2015 – Maine lobstermen record another year of high lobster catch

PORTLAND — Every year in Maine is the year of the lobster, but 2014 was especially good, according to catch data released Thursday.

Maine lobstermen set a record last year in posting a catch with a total value of $456.9 million, said state fishery regulators, who released the 2014 data. Maine’s lobster fishermen also topped 120 million pounds of catch for the third straight year.

Lobstermen caught 123.7 million pounds of lobster last year, a slight drop from 2013′s 127.8 million pound mark

 

August 31, 2015 - Lobster season starts with record harvest, low prices | KeysNews.com

 

April 2, 2016 – More Florida Lobster Caught This Season - Prices Down

 

May 2, 2016 - Lobster fishing to be restricted in bid to save population - Boston.com

 

September 21, 2016 – Australia - Western rock lobster stock numbers at record high levels - ABC Rural

 

January 7, 2017 – Maine - The winter pinch is happening at a time when the U.S. lobster catch, based mostly in Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, is booming. U.S. fishermen have caught more than 100 million pounds of lobster for seven years in a row after having never accomplished that feat previously, federal records say

 

January 8, 2017 – Maine - Lobster prices high as catch drops, China buys

 

January 18, 2017 – Seychelles Islands, off the east coast of Africa - Another lobster harvesting season in Seychelles has been opened until February after a survey showed an increase in the number of the crustaceans in the island nation's waters, an officer from the Seychelles Fishing Authority (SFA) said. The senior fisheries scientist at SFA, Rodney Govinden, told SNA that the authority opened a second consecutive lobster harvesting season as evidence showed lobster numbers at a sustainable level.

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“To know and not to know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which canceled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them, to use logic against logic, to repudiate morality while laying claim to it, to believe that democracy was impossible and that the Party was the guardian of democracy, to forget, whatever it was necessary to forget, then to draw it back into memory again at the moment when it was needed, and then promptly to forget it again, and above all, to apply the same process to the process itself -- that was the ultimate subtlety; consciously to induce unconsciousness, and then, once again, to become unconscious of the act of hypnosis you had just performed. Even to understand the word 'doublethink' involved the use of doublethink."

George Orwell, from “1984

 

 March 30, 2007 – Study Finds Shark Overfishing May Lower Scallop Population - nytimes.com

“He was working on shark depletions and I was working on the cownose ray and its effect on bay scallops,”

 

April 5, 2007 – Overfishing great sharks wiped out North Carolina's bay scallop fishery

 

April 11, 2016 – Cownose Rays Aquitted: Not Guilty of Decimating Chesapeake ...

 

 

The quotes above demonstrate that the folks in charge - who are not your friends, as they profess - are lying to you about basically everything, including clams, and scallops, and cownose rays.

Way down at the bottom of the examples below you can see this tell and coverup, re: a local clam-decimation op: "Fish and Game has still not identified a driving factor for the decline in population, but has documented high natural mortality for mature-size razor clams on the east side." So it's natural mortality, of that, they're sure...but what type of natural mortality, well, the scientists still haven't gotten there, yet.

 

March 30, 2007 – Study Finds Shark Overfishing May Lower Scallop Population - nytimes.com

“He was working on shark depletions and I was working on the cownose ray and its effect on bay scallops,”

 

April 5, 2007 – Overfishing great sharks wiped out North Carolina's bay scallop fishery

 

August 23, 2012 – New survey of ocean floor finds juvenile scallops are abundant in Mid-Atlantic

 

July 1, 2015 – HabCamV4 sees large numbers of young scallops off Delaware Bay ...

 

July 2, 2015 – Bumper Atlantic scallop harvest coming, indicates big NOAA survey ...

 

August 25, 2015 – Scallops rebounding in Tampa Bay, new count shows | TBO.com

 

April 7, 2016 – Implications of extremely high recruitment events into the US sea scallop fishery

2 extreme recruitment events have occurred within the scallop stock assessment area on Georges Bank and in the Mid-Atlantic. In 2003, about 12 billion (12 × 109) recruits were present in the Mid-Atlantic, while the total scallop population was about 21 billion scallops. In 2014, about 31 billion recruits were present on Georges Bank, the largest recruit abundance ever recorded, while the total scallop population was about 39 billion scallops. A similar event was also observed outside of the traditional stock assessment area in the Gulf of Maine during 2009. These events dramatically improved the status of the resource.

 

April 11, 2016 – Cownose Rays Aquitted: Not Guilty of Decimating Chesapeake ...

A perceived spike in ray numbers was reportedly due to a decline in sharks,

 

April 12, 2016 – Puget Sound Pink Scallops Return to Seattle Restaurants After 20 years...

 

September 29, 2016 – Cape Cod - Scallop Season Opens; Abundance Doubted | Mashpee News ...

 

November 27, 2016 – Washington - Coastal razor clam success this season still shows plenty of clams left for harvest

 

December 31, 2016 – Clarion Peninsula - Juvenile clams boom on east side

Though the personal use razor clam fishery on the east side of Cook Inlet will remain closed for 2017, a boom in young clams may mean the population is recovering.

However, the surveys in 2016 showed marked improvement among juvenile-size clams, according to the emergency order. Surveyors spotted nearly 850,000 age-1 razor clams on the Ninilchik South beach, and 2.5 million juvenile razor clams on the Clam Gulch north beach, according to the emergency order. The north Ninilchik beach and the south Clam Gulch beach were not surveyed in 2016, according to the abundance estimate tables.

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Fish and Game has still not identified a driving factor for the decline in population, but has documented high natural mortality for mature-size razor clams on the east side, according to the emergency order.

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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.

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. One of those variants is “surprised”.

That’s why one of the stories below, headlined “2016 Illinois wheat ‘crushed’ record harvest“, says “An average 74 bushels per acre wheat harvest not only surprised wheat growers, it was a whopping seven bushels better than the 67 bushels hit in 2013 and 2014.”

I guess they’re surprised because they didn’t network with their sugar cane farming associates, who announced, just three days later, that “Each ton of sugar cane produced a record 246 pounds of sugar, beating the 2012 mark of 232 pounds per ton”.

The article says “crushed”, and “whopping”, and “it’s usually done by a little tiny increment”, which are all helpful and instructive. But please note that they took special care to not print the percentage, as that would have been even more impactful, and so I had to do the math…it’s a 10% increase over the previous record.

In the case of the sugar cane, they again took special care to not print the percentage, as that would have been even more impactful, and so I again had to do the math…it’s a 6% increase over the previous record. And don’t forget the bitter, hedging, minimizing headline: “Louisiana farmers record successful sugar harvest.”

Whereas the honest headline would read “Louisiana sugar harvest a record yield per-acre, and near-record volume.”

You’ll learn below that, in 2016, Iowa corn came in at 9% above 2015's record tally (that’s volume, not yield per acre). So it’s back-to-back records, year-over-year, and the hand-wringing, hedging propaganda piece says “prompts cautious optimism in Clinton.”

Would you be cautiously optimistic, sitting on your second straight record-harvest year? With this year’s almost 10% bigger than last year's? I didn’t think you would be.

Oh, and 9% bigger than last year’s biggest-ever harvest again refutes the fact that “it’s usually done by a little tiny increment.”

Lets analyze the hedge-fest: "January is no time to rest  (article kicks off with negative, hedging statement - ed) for Dustin Johnson, 34. It's time to care for his livestock and newborn lambs (more hedging - ed). Still  (hedges - ed), 2017 is starting (hedges - started, won't stay that way - ed) on a high note (hedges - just a single note - ed) for the fourth generation Clinton County farmer. That's after being part of a record-setting corn and soybean harvest in Iowa (where 'part of' hedges, mitigates - the honest sentence would read "That's after a record-setting corn and soybean harvest..." Yes, he is, technically, part of that harvest, but it's sleight-of-hand, that only I would call them on -ed)

Overall, this research maps against other research being done elsewhere on this forum, re: orgonite deployed in farm fields and significantly higher yields being found in the orgonite-treated fields, versus those untreated. Think it’s going to remain the province of an Obscure Internet Forum for very much longer?

Witness the great, epochal positive changes that are occurring right now:

 

January 7, 2017 – John McCoy: WV's hunters narrowly miss setting bear-harvest record

 

January 9, 2017 – Western Australia’s 2016-2017 harvest receivals are “well over 16 million tonnes”, and rising, breaking the previous record of 15.8 MT set in 2013/14.

 

January 13, 2017 – USDA: Nebraska farmers harvest record corn, soybean crops in 2016 ...

 

January 13, 2017 – Iowa’s record-setting harvest prompts cautious optimism in Clinton

January is no time to rest for Dustin Johnson, 34. It's time to care for his livestock and newborn lambs.

Still, 2017 is starting on a high note for the fourth generation Clinton County farmer. 

 That's after being part of a record-setting corn and soybean harvest in Iowa.

"A year ago, we were thinking things were pretty gloom and doom," said the president of Clinton County Farm Bureau on January 13, 2017. "Having a nice size harvest is really going to help a young guy like me keep going."

Iowa corn came in at 9% above 2015's record tally, and Iowa soybeans registered 3% above 2015 totals.

 

January 14, 2017 - 2016 Illinois wheat ‘crushed’ record harvest

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — An average 74 bushels per acre wheat harvest not only surprised wheat growers, it was a whopping seven bushels better than the 67 bushels hit in 2013 and 2014.

“That’s not just seven bushels better than the old record. Illinois producers crushed it,” said Mark Schleusener, U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service Illinois state statistician. “Most of the time, it’s like beating an Olympic swimming record. It’s usually done by a little tiny increment.”

 

January 14, 2017 – Berkshire Woods and Waters: 2016 black bear harvest was a record ...

 

January 17, 2017 – Louisiana farmers record successful sugar harvest

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana farmers set a record this year for the amount of sugar per ton of cane harvested, but it's not a record harvest, says LSU AgCenter sugar specialist Kenneth Gravois.

Louisiana mills produced nearly 1.6 million tons of sugar in 2016 — up from the previous year's 1.4 million tons, but below the 2012 record of 1.7 million, he said.

Each ton of sugar cane produced a record 246 pounds of sugar, beating the 2012 mark of 232 pounds per ton.

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It’s January, 2017, and crime is decreasing dramatically all over the globe, and has been for some years, now.

Since that statement directly opposes the feverish conjuring of every arm of our wholly-controlled-and-coopted Media establishment, I’ve appended multiple recent examples below to support it.

In the article below entitled “Ozark Crime Dropping”, that headline is a terse, bitter, thin-lipped hedge…in that “part 1” crimes in Ozark dropped 36%, in one year. That’s impactful, reading that percentage, don’t you think?

Well, you don’t get to read that percentage in the bitter, thin-lipped, hedging article, because they took special care not to print it, as that would have been more impactful. So they just said “there was a large decrease in crime with a total of 526 part 1 crimes in 2016 — a drop of nearly 200 compared to the 720 total reported in 2015.” And I, wait for it, had to do the math.

A 36% drop, in one year, large? No, that would be “huge” or “gigantic” or “historically unprecedented”. With large hedging, yet again.

Check out how pissed the Illuminist-shill cop talking head in the article is to have to even talk about it: “The federal government mandates that we calculate statistics on part 1 crimes – the federal government decided the most important (crimes) to be tracked.”

In New York City, “Drop in Gang Violence Drove New York City Shootings Below 1,000 in 2016.” While another article floats the hopeful trial balloon: “Cheaper Drugs and thus Less Crime .” What the price of drugs didn’t go down in New York? New York didn’t get the memo? Ozark’s many drug-using gang-members are doing less crime because more of them are being jailed in “targeted policing”?

It’s all great big line of bullshit, as the most cursory investigation shows. A never-ending chain of plausible-deniability excuses designed to give the subconscious of the fleeced rube something to grasp onto, while the larger patter is igorned and obfuscated.

Unfortunately for the folks running the con, I’m documenting literal years of formulaic, repetitive behavior, presenting a “preponderance of the evidence” of their guilt, and shame. Actually, they have no shame, but you get what I’m saying.

 

January 3, 2017 – Drop in Gang Violence Drove New York City Shootings Below 1,000 in 2016

A steep drop in gang violence last year drove shootings in New York City to the lowest number in at least a quarter-century, Police Department data shows, a result of what police officials say has been a focus on gang takedowns and targeted arrests in some of the city’s roughest neighborhoods.

 

January 12, 2017 – Antigua – Police report 15% drop in crime

According to the official 2016 crime statistics released by the police yesterday, lawmen received 15.3 per cent less reports of crime than they did in 2015.

“At the end of 2016, the total number of cases reported stood at 2,468, almost 500 cases less than what was reported in 2015. In 2015 the total figure was 2,915,” the report noted.

 

January 12, 2017 – Rethinking the Crime Drop: Cheaper Drugs and thus Less Crime ...

 

January 17, 2017 – Ozark, MO - Ozark Crime Dropping

Numbers don’t lie. And, according to the numbers the Ozark Police Department filed through the Unified Crime Report, crime is declining in Ozark.

“The federal government mandates that we calculate statistics on part 1 crimes,” Ozark Deputy Chief Justin Arnold said. “The federal government decided the most important (crimes) to be tracked.”

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Overall, however, there was a large decrease in crime with a total of 526 part 1 crimes in 2016 — a drop of nearly 200 compared to the 720 total reported in 2015.

(they took special care not to print the percentage, as that would have been more impactful, so I had to do the math – it’s a 36% drop, in one year – ed)

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

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