Geoengineering Watch Event, October 20th, 2018


Dane Wigington


On behalf of, I wish to express my deepest and most sincere gratitude to each and every individual who made this very important climate engineering awareness event a success. I wish to thank every volunteer at the event and every individual that took the time and effort to attend. It is our combined efforts that can yet make a difference, one day at a time. For those that were not able to join us at the event, the presentation was professionally filmed and is posted below.

Dane Wigington

On Saturday, October 20th, 2018, and GEM FAIRE INC are sponsoring a Northern California climate engineering awareness and call to action event at the Holiday Inn, Redding, California. The Holiday Inn Convention Center seats up to 600, parking for the event is free and very convenient. The event is FREE as are numerous awareness raising materials available at the event. The doors will be open to the public at 5 p.m., the evening's presentation will begin at 6 p.m. For those that are traveling to the Redding area, the Holiday Inn is offering a discounted rate on a limited number of rooms. If you want to reserve a room, the reservation code is GEO.


1900 Hilltop Dr 

Redding, CA 96002

 (530) 221-7500

Covert global climate engineering operations are completely disrupting Earth's natural weather cycles. Illegal climate intervention programs are further fueling record drought, wildfires, deluges and ozone layer destruction. Verifiable evidence will be presented to the public on the ongoing global climate engineering / geoengineering  programs that are wreaking havoc on the atmosphere, environment and human health. Earth's entire climate system has been completely disrupted and derailed by the ongoing climate engineering / geoengineering / solar radiation management operations. Again, this is a FREE public education event organized and funded by with additional assistance from GEM FAIRE Inc. There is no admission fee and free informational materials (including re-usable GeoengineeringWatch tote bags, commercial DVDs and 20 page full color informational booklets) will be handed out at the event. Doors will open to the public at 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 20th, the evening's full presentation on global climate engineering operations (and their catastrophic effects) will begin at 6 p.m. 

Global climate engineering / geoengineering programs are:

  • Obscuring otherwise blue skies all over the globe
  • Contributing to global ecosystem and species die-off
  • Completely disrupting the hydrological cycle (rain cycle) all over the planet
  • Destroying the ozone layer which is causing off the chart levels of UV radiation
  • Contaminating our air, soils, and waters with highly toxic heavy metals
  • Causing extreme and unquantifiable environmental and human health impacts
  • Are being carried out illegally under the guise of "national security" 3345tf

Geoengineered skies in Shasta County, California. Photo credit: Jovyde Wigington

For over 70 years those in power have waged covert weather warfare against unsuspecting and innocent populations all over the planet while also attempting to mask the true severity of unfolding and accelerating climate collapse (which climate engineering is further fueling overall). The ongoing covert climate engineering programs are referred to under several primary scientific terms: solar radiation management (SRM), stratospheric aerosol geoengineering (SAG), and stratospheric aerosol injection (SAI). The destruction already inflicted to the biosphere and all life forms from the climate modification insanity is immense, beyond quantification, and is accelerating by the day. Earth's weather and life support systems have long since been completely derailed and disrupted by global climate intervention operations. The highly toxic heavy metal and chemical fallout from these covert programs has contaminated the entire surface of the planet and every breath we take. 

Questions that will be asked and answered at the event are:

  • What is climate engineering / geoengineering / solar radiation management?
  • Why are these operations being carried out? 
  • Who is behind these operations? Which countries and governments are involved?
  • What are the overall consequences of the ongoing climate engineering operations? To the biosphere and to us?
  • What are the geopolitical / global conflict ramifications as a direct result of climate engineering / weather warfare?
  • How can we expose and stop these lethal programs?

Very comprehensive PowerPoint data and documentation will thoroughly address the the long list of threats posed by the climate engineering issue.

The schedule for the event is as follows:


  • From 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m, Dane Wigington, lead researcher for will conduct a PowerPoint presentation, titled "Hacking The Planet: The Catastrophic Consequences Of Climate Engineering". This presentation will provide up to the minute front-line data to highlight the dire impacts of the ongoing climate engineering operations and the threat  climate engineering / geoengineering poses to our survival and to the entire web of life. From unprecedented wildfires to record downpours and flooding, climate engineering is playing a massive part in the equation which is not being acknowledged by any official agency. How many are even aware of the fact that there is an illegal federal gag order on all National Weather Service (NWS) and all National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) employees, the nations weathermen? The ongoing legal efforts to expose and stop geoengineering will also be covered along with specific suggestions as to how each of us can help to turn the tide. Dane is the lead researcher and administrator for, the largest and most visited climate engineering website / data archive in the world (over 31,000,000 visitors and counting). Covert global climate engineering programs are wreaking havoc with Earth's life support systems and human health (due to the highly toxic fallout from climate engineering). To view a former Northern California presentation by Dane Wigington, click HERE.

Extended Question And Answer Session 

  • From 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., an extended public question and answer session will commence. Concise and verifiable answers will be given in as short a time as possible in order to provide the maximum amount of critically important information during this Q and A session. 

Making Connections

  • 9:00 pm: The Q and A discussion will officially end, but the event will remain open till at least 10 p.m. in order for activists / attendees to meet and make connections

This event is FREE 

For those who wish to print event flyers to distribute, please click the PDF button to download.

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Geoengineered skies in Shasta County, California. Photo credit: Jovyde Wigington 44573

Geoengineered skies in Shasta County, California. Photo credit: Jovyde Wigington

The planet's life support systems are unraveling by the day, this is not speculation, but verifiable front-line fact. Geoengineering Watch hopes that all those who are able to attend this free critical awareness and take action event, will do so. It is our collective efforts that can yet make a difference for the better. Hope to see you at the Saturday, October 20th, 2018, event at the Holiday Inn, Redding, California.
Dane Wigington

52 Responses to Geoengineering Watch Event, October 20th, 2018

  1. Donna Sadler says:

    Hi Everyone! I've just finished reading the article and all the comments from the 2018 Redding Conference. I live in So. Calif. (SoCal), 15 miles East of Edwards AFB. This is the N.W. edge of the vast Mojave Desert of SoCal. And -Yes- We also, are constantly assaulted by the global attacks being perpetrated on all of society. (have many pictures also) Last night I went outside to get my mail, and immedately I recognized that nauseous toxiceous (I looked it up,  there's no such word) odor.Today I woke with "the chem flu"(also no such thing, so it must be just a chem cold). Anyway,  I almost forgot my point. As you  probably know by now, the town called Paradise in No. Calif.  is GONE! The buildings and cars all burned up, but amazingly many of  the trees were left untouched, still green.Today, I  suddenly remembered that song from the 60' Joanie Mitchell  ( I think ) titled "Big Yellow Taxi"  It goes something like this —                    "It was late last night I heard the sound of the front door slam. And  when I looked outside, there was a big yellow taxi that took away my old man."  Another verse  goes something like this – "So they  took all  the trees and put them in a "Tree Museum".  And so then they charged all the people a dollar and a half just to see 'em."  And now the chorus : "Don't it always seem to go — that you don't know what you've got till it's gone .THEY TOOK PARADISE AND PUT UP A PARKING LOT."  Can't remember the other verses, but this is a protest song about the government and the illegal way they handle things to get what they want.   

  2. Awakened Air Force Veteran says:

    Hello Dane, unfortunately I was unable to make the Redding event due to a family emergency. I had the Holiday Inn booked and everything. I was able to attend the event last year at the Red Lion. I was wondering when video of this year's event will become available so I could be the most up-to-date on this matter. Last year it seemed it took quite a while for the Red Lion event to come out. Thank you for everything you do Sir.

    • Dane Wigington says:

      Hello, AAFV, thank you for your attempt to attend the event, hope all is now OK with your family emergency. We will post the event presentation soon, thank you for your patience.

  3. Ben says:

    Thank you for the great event in Redding! I attended the event from the Sacramento area, I learned much,  and am encouraged by your passion and the turn out. The next day, today, I mentioned that I was at the even to some people I know in Shasta Lake and while they are well informed about events in the area they had not heard of this event… I have mentioned this site in the past to them, but obviously if area media has a black out on this subject matter a lot of people will not hear what is going on. So this continues to be a grassroots effort of awareness. Thanks for the great talk/ lecture/ event and I hope what you shared reverberates far and wide.  

  4. Earth Angel says:

    Wishing I could be in attendance at the Conference to meet personally with Dane and all the other wonderful souls and take in the electrifying energy from everyone who will be there. I hope this event is packed full and a huge success, I can't imagine it otherwise! Distance and current circumstances make it impossible for me to physically attend but I'll be there in spirit with you all and looking forward to viewing footage of the conference when it is posted!  : )

  5. Jim & Katie Lofft-Henderson says:

    Hello Dane,

    Jim & Katie from San Diego will be attending and look forward to shaking your hand!

    • Dane Wigington says:

      Hello, Jim and Katie, thank you so much for making the trip, I will very much look forward to connecting.

  6. Peter H says:

    Hi Guys just lett you know about big change of weather here in United Kingdom which start one week before end of September for no reason . From +26 Celsius to +6 Celsius which is unreal . it looks like some weather experiment or telling the people that summer is gone .The reality is that after nearly 3 weeks of these GMO experiments the temperature are back to normal +19 Celsius and if i telling you the truth that you cant believe me that the UNITED KINGDOM is one of the most spraying country in entire World and what you se here in the sky you not see anywhere else . Weather here change at daily base (for no reason) you even see how they move big black clouds from one side to other and back several times which really makes you think same with that Circle around the sun i never ever see stuff like that in my life it was the first time and i was really worried whats going on? i not really watching TV or any media from my 16 because i don't believe it that stuff .I hope there is some future for people here in United Kingdom and not only Health or Medical problems for every single person because of GMO and no one here care about that and if you ask someone here abouth weather they tell you that this is normal here in England but i dont think so 🙁 so much love for you guys we need to fight for our rights and take down that mess 🙂    

    • peter says:

      I noticed traveling to the uk and Europe in August this year the amount of spaying happening the sky was never blue even with no clouds. I currently live in Brisbane Australia we have some days where we spayed but not all the time.

  7. Louise Neufeld says:

    Here in Manitoba we are experiencing a 3 week cool down.  We had snow at 6C!! I can tell when nefarious ice nucleation is employed by the nasty "freezie" headache I get when outside.

    My mother who is 80 attended a "meet the candidates"  for the upcoming election for city of Winnipeg's next mayor.  In a discussion with one of the remaining candidates, since the others dispersed quickly, she pestered him on the  topic of geoengineering and what he would do about it.  He asked her how it is she knew so much about it. He did divulge that they are NOT allowed to talk about the spraying.  Now these are candidates, not even in government yet.  Can you imagine if we got every candidate and governmental official to announce this geoengineering has got to stop!! I wonder what the threats are to make each individual hush up at every level of government.  How on earth did this all happen!!

    • David Vogt says:

      The county supervisor for my district in Tuolumne County, CA is a retired Air Force colonel. Our whole body politic is compromised. Many of them are too arrogant to even approach.


  8. David says:

    Hello Dane,

    I greet you from Thuringia.
    In my last contribution I wrote that here in Germany there were crop failures due to drought in many eastern regions. The government has now decided on a compensation programme for the farmers affected. In the meantime it has also rained twice and we have now been able to measure a total of around 50 to 60 mm per square metre in our region from mid-April to the present day. That is practically a tenth of the amount that is usual here. On the maps of the I regularly follow the temperatures and jetstream winds as well as the cloud cover or the rain radar. It seems as if there is an extremely strong high pressure area directly over Western Europe. It dissolves all clouds, even the sprayed ones seem to dissolve quickly.
    As a well-known conspiracy madman I was able to get more and more of my fellow men to observe the sky lately. They start to doubt because I don't confront them directly with the truth anymore, I put causalities in the room;). e.g. "My nose crawls and I constantly have to never eat. "and they answer: "Yes, I think I also have a slight cold" . I answer: "Maybe it's the weather change…since it's "cloudy" I'm feeling that way…" . . and they start to think when the sky is blue the next day and the cold is passé. 2 days later there are "clouds" again so SRM clouds and every second one suddenly has snuff again, the throat is scratching and the eyes are burning.
    However, since my last contribution the spraying actions have taken on an enormous extent. Especially when the two hurricanes Mankhut and Florence caused headlines in the propaganda press, I could see that these storms transported a lot of water vapor into the higher air layers, which on the one hand caused a lot of local rain when hitting land mass. On the other hand, the humidity was lifted into the atmosphere in order to make some of it arrive in Europe. However, it rained only very little and I suspect that only the chemical cooling was used to start the autumn at the right time. So it ends as it began. The temperatures snap back and forth between 30 degrees Celsius and ground frost at the push of a button. However, the sun is very strong and it burns almost on the skin when the sky is clear. That's why they spray like crazy when it's still dark in the morning.
    I have to thank you for naming the topic Hambacher Forst in your show. In the meantime, 2 activists were injured during the evacuation and the protests, one of whom died. In both cases the cause was panic in front of the emergency forces and they fell from the trees due to carelessness. Nevertheless, the evacuation continues. The reason is "fire protection measures" while not far away our Bundeswehr has rocket tests carried out by EADS in a dried-out moor which has been burning for weeks and has already blown almost 1,000,000 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere. In a few weeks, the government will decide on further lignite subsidies with a view to Germany's climate protection targets. The forest is to be cleared with all force although the further enterprise of the dirtiest power stations of Germany in this mining area, stands on the dump. The hypocrisy of the authorities and government is unbearable. It is about money, money and money. Just admit it. For years, the Minister of Defense has been entrenching her son David von der Leyen at M.C. Kinsey with millions of consulting orders and wants to compensate the moor fire with a village festival for the villages around this source of the fire. Some of the people had to be evacuated because the military could not control the extinguishing work. For weeks, thick smoke like these swaths caused by the forest fires in California were running across the country. One might think it was intentional as an SRM measure.
    And this Hambach forest, it's a small 2% patch of what it used to be before lignite mining, is supposed to fall. The last forest in the region. It is sad, but it is also encouraging to see that more and more people are protesting against this senseless destruction of all our livelihoods.


    kind regards 


    • Dennie says:

      …sounds to me like "someone" is trying to get Germany under their dirty thumbs… breaks my heart that this is happening to you there, in the land of Martin Luther, Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Brahms, and many of my other spiritual, moral, musical and other unnamed heroes.  

      Once upon a time, not too long ago, I read something on the internet about how "the German character" could be so "barbaric," when it has produced the likes of the above-named very civilized and civilizing individuals. The answer is easy.  Obviously, a question like that is being asked to make the reader believe that the "true character" of the German people is to be barbaric, just more propagandist attitude left over from the fall of Rome–!!  Considering the source of the article, this propagandistic lie was very obviously a creation of the Anglo-American-Israeli money-and-power cabal.  

    • Paul Vonharnish says:

      Hello David:  Good to read your post.  My great, great, great grand-families were all land owners in the area of Thuringia.  Much of their history is lost due to the wars – wars caused by "others".  It is sad that few people understand the constant manipulations of  German territories, and how many times the German people have had no choice but to defend their lands…

      When posting links to Geoengineering Watch videos, please instruct your friends to view the videos in Full Screen mode.  The video images have much more impact in Full Screen.  It is horrible to think that this is going on all over the world… Kindest regards to you and countrymen.

  9. Stuart says:

    Remnants of hurricane Rosa SCHEDULED to arrive in southern CA early next week. The storm is evidently making a sharp right turn off Baja as it approaches due to trough of low pressure.

    As reported by others here, aircraft spraying activity way up past two days.  Colorful sunset last night with "pretty pink clouds".

    Fog and low clouds reached far inland overnight to Riverside county.

  10. 'a' simple horseman says:

    Dane and all my friends I haven't met, yet,

    Today was farmers market #21, 3 more to go.., But wait, I learned today that the market has been extended 3 more weeks and will be indoors at our little community center. Today was a bit of a slow day at the market, but like I wrote a friend of mine earlier, "if visitors were food, I'd still be eating good this week". Lord knows how much I wish for there to be more reports like mine from all around the world. My god, "put your money where your mouth is". "Fake book and the like doesn't count!" Dang, get out there and look folks in the eye and "talk to them".

    And to bring it forward. "Tom Keith", if a man could install regrets, you've done it. You, before my realization of the lack of calendar awareness I possess, were one of the driving reasons I wanted to go to Redding. To laugh at each other if nothing else(grin). Though last I read, you couldn't afford the trip. If you come across Mary Hollowell, make sure you get a hug. She came all the way from Africa. I'll let here tell that story. As it stands now, I've got 7 to 10 thousand people at Barter Faire to reach out to and try to teach them a few things about Geo engineering and how it is affecting us all. Enjoy the train ride Tom. I hope you'll share it with us.

    • 'a' simple horseman says:

      If I could emphasize only one point in my contribution here, it would be that I wish for, long for others to create opportunities and share their efforts out in the public spectrum. The more offered up, the more there is to learn. We didn't all start out as polished as Dane is in his speech. I'm not even close. Tell ya what though, "I'm not afraid to try"…..

    • Mary Hollowell says:

      Thanks, 'a' simple horseman & good luck, all around! The 3 GW awareness events that I've attended have been inspiring.

  11. roy says:

    I see these SKA (square kilometer arrays) being installed around the world.  (e.g. S. Africa farmland).  I wonder if this is being used somehow In climate engineering. 

  12. Montana NAR says:

    Wildfire Today has posted an analysis of the 2018 Carr Fire in Redding, CA, by retired California Department of Forestry (now Cal Fire) chief, Royal Burnett.

    • Dane Wigington says:

      Hello, Montana NAR, unfortunately organizations like Wildfire Today will never acknowledge the climate engineering factor of the equation. FYI

  13. Ken Byers says:


    My wife and I will be making the drive from Ventura,CA. We look forward to this information packed event. Thank you Dane for all of your hard work!

    • Dane Wigington says:

      Hello, Ken, I will very much look forward to connecting with you and your wife. This most critical battle is a team effort, we will have a very productive day for the cause with the latest front line data, conclusions, course of action, and materials. Some are coming from as far away as Australia. Again, Ken, I will look forward to meeting you and your wife Thank you for your support in this essential fight to expose and halt the climate engineering assault.

  14. Paul Vonharnish says:

    Danny Mandryk posted a link to this video >  on the previous page. Hope I spelled your name correctly. Thanks for the heads up.

    The subject is airliner "Fuming" events, wherein pressurized cabin air becomes contaminated by air intakes, and passengers and/or crew members are overcome by the incoming filth of combustion products.  Great design Boeing!  These Fuming events have been occurring for decades on a variety of aircraft. Obviously the manufactures don't give a damn, and neither do the airline companies. Readers have posted comment on Fuming events before.

    I had to post this as I think the – more important issue – is the fact that these "whistle blowers" found it necessary to scramble their voices, hide in the shadows, and/or otherwise obscure the truth of the matter. If had an employer that made me sign my rights to truth away, I'd rather tell them to shove it up their asses and join the unemployed millions.

    Let's all cower before the industrial maggots that feed off our collective souls… Where is your future headed if you have to lie about the present?

  15. BaneB says:

    I placed eight under-ripe pears outside upon the front porch railing.  Of course the reason was to ripen them in the sunlight.  Unfortunately for the pears the sun was so very intense yesterday (Wednesday).  One half of every pear facing this late September sunshine is burned a dark brown.  What a surprise, really.  I have placed fruit into the sunlight in times past and never had this damage occur.  This correlates too with both Tuesday and Wednesday being extremely hot.  It was impossible  to remain outside in the direct sunlight for even a minute at 9:30 am such was the painful intensity of the stinging heat.  I kid you not.  I stayed indoors until late afternoon.    I could not work outside.  The same is likely for today with 97F predicted.  It's not so much the temperature.  Late summer, and fall, can be warm. The hot searing stinging is the issue.  Something is not right!  Imagine what this is doing to trees.  What will happen to fruit still in the orchards? Grapes? What is the impact on insect larvae?  Just thought I would share my experience as something real and not of my imagination.

    • Jack says:

      You're absolutely correct there is something wrong.  Anybody who has spent enough time outside and in nature KNOWS something is horrible amiss.  NOTE:  UPDATE:  September 27th, 2018, from 9:00 to 5:00 pm in Nevada, Yuba, Sutter, and other California counties the aerosol spraying was the heaviest and smelliest that I have seen or smelled in 5 years living here.  I would advise anyone in these counties that reads this to stay indoors, there are real bad chemicals in the air and the valleys and mountains are lying with a thick dense light grey and light brown fog of chemical aerosol spraying from pure white, no markings, large commercial jets, that almost appear to be remote controlled in their flight patterns.  Whoever is doing this has silently declared war on the people living on the soil of the United States of America.  

    • izzy says:

      Don’t usually do weather reports, but this synchronistically caught my eye. Another long-time Mendo County resident here. This summer has been the worst in my memory for insufferable heat, and I customarily spend a lot of time outside. But we were/are traveling through the desert to Arizona and back these last couple of weeks to familiar places, and the sensation of not being safe in the sun, apart from just the heat, was shocking and dramatic. It’s obvious UV radiation is entering the kill zone. Very not good. And the plant life can’t get indoors.

    • Dennie says:

      @BaneB:  I think those kinds of thoughts all the time.  It can get as hot as an oven in the sun now.  There were a few days when I was out driving last summer and the sun coming through the window of my car made my arm feel like it was frying.  Of course when it gets reeeally bad, the grain crops will fail Big Time and that will be the beginning of The End.  Large grain crop failures will be the end of civilization as we've known it.  Grain crop failures have brought other civilizations to their knees, why would it be any different with the current one?  The military and other Idiots in charge don't see that they are committing suicide when they commit warfare on others just to control all of the resources on Earth– Sickos!

  16. Donna-AZ says:

    Hacking the Planet, FREE screening at Arizona State University. Many thanks to the ASU students and local activists for hosting this event.

    Got my tickets!

  17. Bella_Fantasia says:

    May the stars align fortuitously to carry this event.  I'd dearly love to come, but I'll look forward to seeing the documentary film.  It seems to be a very good time to deliver well presented evidence.

    Speaking of well presented evidence and good timing, the definitive analysis of 9/11 has arrived!!   

    'A Review of 9/11 Unmasked: An International Review Panel Investigation' by David Ray Griffin and Elizabeth Woodworth

    Like Dane, I have long felt that understanding the truth of 9/11 would unlock the truth of geoengineering, the two most breathtaking conspiracies, besides war itself, which imho is the absolute greatest conspiracy of all.   

  18. John says:

    I've started a White House petition to ramp down and stop geoengineering.  Anyone whose interested in helping us get to 99,000 signatures is more than welcome to contribute.

    Here's the petition URL:

    (Petition started on 9-26-2018 late evening, and closes 10-26-2018)

  19. 'a' simple horseman says:

    Dane, and ALL my friends I have met and haven't met, yet,

    It's been six days now since I learned that the "Barter Faire", "Okanogan Family Faire" is to happen on the same weekend as the Redding awareness event. Silly me for not being calendar savvy. The Barter Faire is exactly across the valley from me, only 4 miles away. 7 to 10,000 people show up each year. Most of them are very open minded individuals. It's a 3 day event. I will be there all 3 days. I've been given a free pass to do what ever I want. Any suggestions folks? You should see the line of brake lights on Friday going up the hill and the sea of head lights coming down the hill on Sunday night. It's quite an impressive sight for any populous area, let alone this sparsely populated region. Honestly, I thought Barter Faire was going to be the weekend before the Redding event, but no. So, after 6 days of deep thinking, I have stayed by my initial mind set. "It is more important to get the word out to thousands of individuals versus going to Redding and soothing my ego and my want to connect with so many of you all here". God dang, I've got a big special hug for each and everyone of you. And what's more, it'd do my soul good to once again shake the hand of Dane Wigington and look him in the eye and say, "thanks", for all you do and who you are. I kept coming back to the question of, "how committed am I to Geo engineering awareness?" Frankly, in my humble approach, ego has no play in my efforts, no sir! The Barter Faire is right after my last farmers market booth attendance(#24). I've decided that after all the dust settles on this season, I am going to assume the roll of Tom Keith. I will march on wally world, home depot, city hall(s), x-mas events and so on. Tom has set an extremely good example of what anyone can do with just a little time and effort. I can not let up on my efforts to teach others about what's happening right above their heads. "Taking it to the streets, it's what I do best in this battle we all face".

    Love and strength to ALL, 'a' simple horseman

    • Mary Hollowell says:

      Good luck, 'a' simple horseman! I've had success, planting myself next to a water station and alerting crowds as they flow out of a fairground at 4 PM.

    • Tom Keith says:

      Well,  that's a bummer.  Was hoping to shake your hand Mike.  I know you'll be there in spirit !  I'll be coming out on Amtrack. (Always wanted to travel cross country by rail,  being an ex Rock Island line employee.)



    • BlueSue says:

      Love and strength to you to Mike.  Me thinks you've made the right decision.  How positive and powerful it is to have your light of intellect, warm giving heart, and penchant for the truth radiating out in the northwest. No doubt you will make countless meaningful connections at the Barter Faire. Keep up the good work!  

      Best regards from Alaska

  20. V. Susan Ferguson says:

    More and More, New Drugs Clear the FDA With 'Accelerated Approval’

    … a program that allows the FDA to approve drugs using a lower standard of evidence. Under what’s known as the Accelerated Approval Program, the FDA can reduce the bar for approval in cases where there is an unmet medical need for a serious condition. In such cases, a drug manufacturer need not show that the drug works. It only needs to demonstrate some reasonable expectation that the drug ought to work.
    By definition, that’s a much more subjective threshold, but according to Janet Woodcock, the director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, the benefits of accelerated approval more than justify the problems that might come with lowering standards of scientific evidence — particularly when desperate patients are willing to gamble on the additional risk. “It’s not unusual to have differences of opinions about accelerated approval because it’s more uncertain,” Woodcock said. “The patients are saying ‘we want to accept the tradeoffs, we’ll accept more uncertainty.’”
    Today, the FDA is increasingly proactive in bringing drugs to market short of full approval and uses accelerated approval to get new drugs to people suffering from devastating diseases. Since 2003, more than 16 percent (66 of 404) of all new drugs were approved through the Accelerated Approval Program, and it seems to be a more popular option. Between 2003 and 2013, about three drugs were approved each year through this expedited route. But during each of the last three years (through 2016), that number has increased to more than seven drugs per year.

    • BaneB says:

      Susan:  It's of interest to note that the media advertising ban on tobacco and alcohol has been replaced with drugs.  The pharmacological industry has become the nation's drug pushers.  And what is being advertised has the all quality of a healing at an Oral Roberts Convention,  a miracle….until the dreadful caveat at the end of the laudatory praise.  And therein lies the fine print.  A particular advertised drug might help the affliction one never knew one had.  But swallowing that pretty pill just might kill the patient, or cause blindness, or kidney failure, or mental derangement.  It boggles my mind that in collusion with FDA the pushers have removed medical advice from where it truly belongs, inside a doctor's office environs, and not upon the sales platform that has banned tobacco and alcohol.  Is it any wonder the nation has gone mad with so many cognitive disconnects being sold as reality??  Don't think me a prude.  I once did smoke like a chimney for 15 years but managed to withdraw 40 years ago.  And I pour a double bourbon almost every afternoon just to calm my nerves after a day of cussing out the overflying weather terrorists.  As for the the big pharma drug pushers hard sell, an asperin seems to work for me just fine.

    • Dennie says:

      @BaneB: Yes, we live in a society that pushes people to drink, do drugs and generally give in to their worst impulses and whims without a second's consideration– ever… oh, and you somehow also don't need to take a look at your bad behavior… Well I have been dealing with exactly this kind of behavior from a long-term colleague who has the lease on a shared music teaching studio….. I think there's mental illness in the family but it's mostly alcohol-driven… at this point it's getting really, reeeally t-i-r-i-n-g to be on the receiving end of dead silence when I need answers to scheduling availability questions, usually given in nothing but little sound-bite texts, bit-by-bit, when an actual conversation would solve scheduling issues faster, and whimsical tirades, insinuations of an inherent personality defect manifesting as an inability to get along with students as the primary cause of those students who don't last very long, as well as other character assassination attempts, and this latest, spur-of-the-moment threat of eviction (without just cause), all because we can't agree on a schedule for Thursdays and she does not want to deal with it…..?? This is what alcohol does.  I had to point out the impulsive behavior that I stated flatly that I would not have any truck with when I see it.  And I felt the need to remind that I recently referred a pianist who could use the space for practicing early in the morning when we're not there and that I'm the one who recommended the space to her and our colleagues, it's one of the education rooms on the campus of my church….. a little gratitude… ya know……

  21. V. Susan Ferguson says:

    Wealth Of Top 1% Surpasses $100 Trillion: More Than Global GDP

    … The great divide between the haves and the have nots has manifested itself not only in terms of accumulated wealth, but income as well, as the wealthy have had greater income-generating opportunities at their disposal, mostly due to access to better technology and education. It is therefore mostly the wealthy that have been able to reap the benefits of globalization, and perhaps the reason why the "not so wealthy" have been eager to tear apart the globalist system, and willing to listen, follow and vote for any populist leader who promises that.
    Meanwhile, the top 1% richest in the world have witnessed impressive income growth since 1980 – in many cases, multiples of that seen by the less well-off in society. Also notice what Martin calls the "hollowing out" of the middle class over this period – where income growth has been the weakest- as "many have simply found their jobs replaced by either highly-skilled or low-skilled workers."

    … "the continued rise in income and wealth inequality globally suggests that populism is here to stay" and yet it remains to be seen how effective it will be at tackling inequality and placating voter frustrations.
    Meanwhile, even economies that have witnessed strong growth in recent times have struggled to generate “inclusive growth” instead becoming the world's new breeding grounds of pervasive inequality. As the next chart shows, income inequality in China has jumped dramatically since 1990 despite very strong economic momentum.

    • Earth Angel says:

      This is completely sickening and disgusting. How are we supposed to move forward in society in terms of improving quality of life for ALL beings on this planet- with such a disparaging concentration of wealth in just a few people's hands? So disheartening to hear this. : (

  22. Gina says:

    There is massive spraying going on over the SF BAY AREA TODAY

    No one seems to notice ..  *( !

    • Dennie says:

      Well, at least a few of us down here have noticed it.  I got a text from a fellow Marin County, CA activist last evening about the horrible air quality last night and the day before and enquiring as to how I've been since the spraying went heavy again for the last two days.  Fortunately I have been able to mitigate the penetration issues of the nano-particulate metals into my house and am now happily living here once again full-time after 8 years of staying off-site overnight due to the terror that the 2010 assaults precipitated by the U.S. Navy experimenting with weather modification has caused me.  It took a lot of continual effort with good observation of air patterns in the house and plenty of money to stop the leaks in this 1940s era house, starting with all-new doors and windows– gotta have those!  And I would L-O-V-E to send all of the bills to Drs. Caldeira and Keith…..

  23. Loretta Finley says:

    Can you place it on YouTube? I live to far away to come to California . 

    • Dane Wigington says:

      Hello, Loretta, the October 20th event will be professionally filmed, we will post it at a later date for those who are unable to attend.

  24. Hal Meyer says:

    We have had beautiful clear blue skies in Palm Springs for the last three weeks.  There is a spent hurricane coming our way early next week.  We will see if the demons spray a layer of chemicals before it gets here.
    Are you planning an event for the Palm Springs area??

    • BaneB says:

      The forecasted tract is into Arizona in a few days.  But the RF weather terrorist via microwave and aerosols could destroy that storm before it reaches you.  Or intensify it into a destructive weapon of mass destruction.  The terrorists' target seems to be all of California, and the southwest US.  Dry up the Colorado and empty Lake Mead.  The forecast for Northern California starting on Sunday through Tuesday is 'rain.'  It might or might not.  The forecast has been radically altered at least three times in the past eight days.  Usually the "rain" a bizarre sickly mist.  The once elegant comma-shaped low pressure weather systems traveling upon the once unmolested jet stream out in the eastern Pacific are no longer easily forecasted.  It's an unnatural mess out there. 

  25. Sandra Handly says:

    I would like to attend this event and have already made reservations at the Holiday Inn.  Is there a place to register? I would hate to get there and find there is no more room available to seat people.  

    • Dane Wigington says:

      Hello, Sandra, thank you so much for your willingness to make the trip, I will look foward to connecting. You will absolutely get a seat, we have the option of expanding the seating capacity if needed. We will also open the event doors earlier than scheduled so attendees can connect with others if they wish. See you soon, Sandra.

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