Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, September 14, 2019, #214


Dane Wigington

Rapidly unfolding biosphere changes are pushing the human race ever further into completely uncharted territory. Environmental unraveling, official denial and societal apathy, all are advancing in complete unison. Some scientists claim civilizations can “adapt”, how is that adapting going so far? Does available data support the conclusion that humanity can adapt to what is unfolding? How desperate will global power centers become as biosphere conditions deteriorate? The September 14th installment of Global Alert News is below.

It can be frustrating and demoralizing when so few seem to care about all that is unfolding around us, but we must not allow the apathy of others to thwart our calling of conscience. Each of us can make a much bigger difference for the better than we might imagine is possible, we need only to try and to keep marching in the right direction. Share credible data from a credible sourcemake your voice heard, make every day count.

Geoengineering Watch wishes to express our most sincere gratitude to Larry and Kathy Burns for setting up and managing the informational booth at the Huckleberry Fest, White Salmon, Washington (9/7/19). wishes to express our deepest thanks to the "True Legends Conference" in Branson, Missouri, for allowing and facilitating a Geoengineering Watch informational booth to be set up at the event. Our thanks also to Doug Diamond and Maciej Kocialkowski for managing the informational booth. 

This week's outreach booth is at the Marin Center/Exhibit Hall, San Rafael, California, and is shown below. My most sincere and continuing gratitude to the Gem Faire exhibition organizers for facilitating and setting up this very effective booth in every week's Gem Faire location. The schedule for upcoming Gem Faire events is HERE. A booth will be at all events, thanks to the steadfast support of Gem Faire.

Last week's outreach booth was at the Shasta District Fair & Event Center, Anderson, California. The Geoengineering Watch documentary "Hacking The Planet" was screened at the event, followed by a long Q and A session with all those who attended. 

54 Responses to Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, September 14, 2019, #214

  1. Mary Hollowell says:

    In response to the Titanic reference [23:40 minutes], I have this to share.  A great granddaughter of the Titanic captain, Madeleine Graf, is in my teenaged daughter's class.  Madeleine plays the trumpet.  

    So when I tell my child that we don't want to hide in our cabins or snack in the kitchen or rearrange deck chairs, she gets it.

  2. Faith says:

    Dane, you've probably already read this article by now. It is a piercingly accurate perspective of our nation's history from a Vietnam vet. It supports much of what you report in the Global Alert News every week.

    Some highlights:

    "We now live in a post-truth world, where narcissistic life is experienced as virtual, not real. Do we feel the pain of the Afghani, Yemeni, the Syrian, Iraqi, Iranian, Libyan, Somali, the Russian, the Venezuelan, Nicaraguan, Honduran, Guatemalan, Mexican, Palestinian in Gaza, or our neighbor down the street whose cancer left her homeless due to foreclosure? How much do we care? Answering these questions can tell us a lot about our own survival, including yours and mine.

    The “developed” world, now led by the United States of America, has historically been built on egregious exploitation and violence hidden under fanciful rhetoric. Inevitably, the chickens will come home to roost. As Eurocentrics we have been lying to ourselves and the world with our highly touted economic system and “democracy,” fooling ourselves by myths and lies we have long believed about our “superiority” built on the suffering of others. As stated above, we have (s)elected leaders who are to varying degrees corrupted by money who use politically “correct” language and a finessed demeanor to gain approval. In fact, they have consistently been imperial and oligarchic, selfishly stealing to assure an insatiably consumptive lifestyle for under 5 percent of the world’s population (but only benefitting a minority of its own people), while gobbling up anywhere from 25 to 50 percent of the globe’s resources (depending on the resource and era examined). We ad nauseum excuse our interventions using “national security” or “humanitarian justice.” We have followed in the footsteps of our imperial teachers in the United Kingdom. Fair? Sustainable? Ever thought about the structural unfairness and gross arrogance that has enabled 500 years of colonization? Trump’s Presidency reveals a lot about us that we have not wanted to recognize. Scary? Our historical chronic complicity in this horror story cannot be ignored."

    And concludes with:

    "The 400-year history of Western dualistic Cartesian thinking (named after French philosopher Rene Descartes’ view of reductionist mind-body dualism) divorcing human beings from study of observable nature, has produced a terribly flawed epistemology. The opposite basis for knowledge is holism, a framework that enables comprehension of multiple interconnections and historical context. Dispensing with any serious concern for consequences, the insatiably consumer-driven materialistic Western Way of Life has ironically and blissfully been destroying life itself by its addiction to burning finite fossil fuels. The harsh truth is that a capitalist system is on a direct collision course with sustainable societies that require conserving healthy interconnected relationships with each other and the earth’s eco-system. We have become accustomed to wishful thinking that resources are infinite, and that they belong to us. This theft can only happen, of course, by force or its threat, and deceit, while living in the toxic illusion we are better than others. Does this suggest a kind of arrogant collective stupidity?

    Nature bats last, something our cortex apparently chose to fatally ignore. We now face the greatest existential crisis as Nature bats last humbling modern humans into extinction, or near so. We somehow forgot the most critical truth of all – that we all part of the One. If we can now recognize our various levels of “stupidity”, we have an adrenaline opportunity to leap out of our heretofore seductive comfortable fantasy, choosing instead to access our buried human characteristic of interconnection with everything and everybody, i.e., mutual respect and accountability. This leap now must be of a revolutionary nature, rocketing us out of our historic arrogant pleasureableness. Our survival foundation: embracing the evolutionary feeling of empathy. Saving ourselves is pretty damn important, and that means saving life for all. Let’s do it! We are not worth more; they are not worth less."

  3. Faith says:

    Dane, such a poignant story about the spider monkey. Thank you for sharing that experience; it touched me deeply and brought tears to my eyes. If only everyone had such a loving heart then we wouldn't be in this mess.

  4. Thomas Ciolli says:

    Based on what happened with the Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth petition for a Grand Jury investigation into the Collapse of the World Trade Center Twin Towers and building 7 it appears that the US Government is completely lawless. The power structure is not following the protocol required by law and is stonewalling any effort to exposed anything that will disrupt their political agenda. Will critical mass of the awakened bring a halt to these insidious crimes ? I'm starting to doubt that.Even so I continue to educate and spread the word regarding Climate Engineering, 911 and Climate Engineering.    

  5. Whiskeytangofauxnews says:


    I was deeply moved by your story of the monkey taking your hand at the zoo.

    You are truly a wonderful human being!

  6. Black Cat Italy says:

    To Sandy Patrus. Sorry to hear about your hip problems. Try to get to see a good homeopath to help you (see Dr Robert Scott Bell in the US).  We have always used it and for our cats too. 

    I note that Andrew from Scotland has just been proved right when he said that the UK should expect to see another "Beast from the East" this winter looking at what was happening Down Under. Dane just gave the news that they have just announced this in an article in the UK. They are to have temperatures lower than they have experienced for 30 years.  Add to that the fear mongering by the powers that be about the situation regarding food, medicine supplies and transport when Brexit happens and people are too distracted and fearful to think about anything else!

    Why did the Head of Scottish Natural Heritage recently tell the Royal Society of Edinburgh that "Scotland faces a probable climate apocalypse by 2030 with abandoned villages, dead forests, few people in rural areas and no bird song"? Is another experiment planned? They state a reason is that "not enough trees are being planted"!!! The trees newly planted trees  won't grow anyway (as we know). We know that one of the islands off Scotland is still totally uninhabitable many years after they used Anthrax on it as an experiment! What next? 

    Just had our grandson over from UK for a visit. He won't believe anything until he sees it on mainstream media and would have to be surgically removed from his Smart phone! The mind control of the younger generation is well under way. No empathy, very little gratitude and very little compassion for animals it seems.  We showed him the film about Edward Snowden and he said "I would have to have more evidence, to believe it". This young guy is about to go into cyber security!  He is a "lost cause". There was no point in trying to discuss geoengineering because it would have been rejected immediately.  I continue to try to spread the word with friends who have been close to flood areas etc. but so far they have not acknowledged the info I sent them.  

  7. Paul Vonharnish says:

    Aviation’s black box: Non-disclosure agreements, closed doors and rising CO2

    Published on 12/09/2019, 4:55pm
    By Chloé Farand

    "One of the world’s most important institutions in the fight against climate change is also one of the UN’s most opaque.

    The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), headquartered in downtown Montreal, has been charged with reducing the rising carbon emissions from international flight – an enormous commercial, technical and public relations challenge for the industry.

    Between 2013 and 2018, aviation sector emissions grew from 710 to 905 million tonnes of CO2, [a gross underestimate] according to the latest estimates by the International Air Transport Association (Iata). Flying now generates just under 3% of global emissions, roughly the same as Germany. ICAO's own forecast anticipates emissions to increase by up to 300% by 2050 under business as usual."

    Please struggle through the entire article:

    A person can read almost any page that represents United Nations agendas and the message is always the same.  More meetings, more privileged obfuscation, no protections of civil or National liberties, and no enforceable actions.

    The UN is nothing but a scam run by investment cartels and industrial pigs hiding behind non-disclosure agreements.

  8. Gary Morrow says:

    The Northern Hemisphere just had it`s hottest summer on record according to NOAA. The 5 hottest summers have all occurred in the last 5 years.

  9. Cheryl says:

    Being aware of the role of the Evangelical Christian community seems to be an important factor.  The Netflix movie "The Family" helps to explain the path chosen by this administration – and the preceding ones.. Here is another relevant article:

  10. Cheryl says:

    In fact, when I listen to Dane's weekly talks and other relevant news  I prepare myself by calmly tuning into my breath and nurturing the quality of my heart .  As I listen I make effort to not let myself go in the direction of flight or flight, fear.  I listen as witness to Dane's valuable research and reflections on the state of our beloved earth – noticing the emotions that come up but not letting them derail my sense of humanity and purpose.  

  11. Cheryl says:

    Deeply touched by the experience Dane described at the end of the 9-14-10 talk – of the touching hearts and hands at the zoo.  Thank you.  So important to tune in to the fullness of the heart as we learn, witness – and respond.

    Thought to add this article in appreciation of these folks that have refused to blindly do their jobs:

    Thanks to all here.


  12. Duane Martin & Mary Frances Martin says:

    Thanks again, Dane, for keeping us within the realm of truth, beauty and meaningfulness as we battle to keep the light in this  world  from sinking into darkness. We're reminded once again of HG Wells fighting a similar  wide-spread disbelief in what was happening a hundred years ago.  "Civilization is in a race between education and catastrophe. Let us learn the truth and spread it far and wide as our circumstances allow. For the truth is the greatest weapon we have."

    • Earth Angel says:

      What a beautiful quote- thanks Duane & Mary Frances. Thanks again to ALL helping in this fight, and of course the greatest of thanks and respect to Dane. I do believe we ARE making a difference!

  13. MariaR says:

    Our local news is pushing climate change harder than I have ever seen here in N.W Ga in fact the nightly news with Lester Holt is. Doing a special. On climate change in Alaska tonight………Dane are they fixing to double down on what they have already been doing or something?? ……….Thank you for all you do to keep us informed…….Blessings 

    • BaneB says:

      MariaR:  Your “local” news is most likely not local.  The station probably is owned by a large monopolistic corporation headquartered in NYC. Yes, the talking heads might be local but Lester Holt is not.  The weather might be local animations.  The police chases and law enforcement titillations are.  But most of what comes through on your “local” station is packaged elsewhere.  Indeed, the same tripe is fed to all the “local” stations in Babylon.  Six corporations own over 90% of “local.”  Local community has been replaced by the “global community.”  All news is homogenized.  All thought is being homogenized. Just listen.  You will hear the parrots, entire flocks of braindead humans demanding their crackers.  

  14. LittleSis says:

    Monday:  September 16, 2019…Dear Dane and ALL…I still have not studied how to not screw – up this typing with this new to me LapTop…so I will just keep typing my idea…that I was hoping might add to some ideas…FORWARD=yet, one of you may have already accomplished said:  Our Country's Farming Family Bussinesses have been so BADLY affected by the excessive flooding…is there a way we could somehow include them within this total knowledge base of GeoEngineering Nightmare…and  work on getting them to come together as an ADDED force to our NUMBERS…???…"NO ONE GAVE ANY INFORMED CONSENTI"  !!!!!!  I just feel that NEED to PUSH this Knowledge into an ACTION Mode in the Right Direction ASAP !!!!!!  One of the EVIL One's tools is FAMINE !!!!!!  I do not have access yet to Dane's tools…and there is no place close to me to take part in the YOUTH's 'Climate Strike'…maybe some of you wonderful  'Big Brothers' of mine/ours will take that tool and RUN with it to one of those  sites…???!!!  PLEASE!!   SOMETHING MORE, SooN !!??????   MUCH Gratitude to DANE, His Family and ALL !!!!!!   Hugs,  LittleSis

  15. Paul Vonharnish says:

    Some things never change.  While this study is primarily focused on the repeated failures of Smallpox vaccinations, unbiased modern studies only reinforce the data that pharmaceutical companies have been hiding for the last century…

    Vaccination – Proved Useless & Dangerous

    Alfred R. Wallace LL.D

    Published in 1889

    Also: Gabapentin (Neurontin) continues to dominate as one of the most potent and widely prescribed synapse destroyers ever, even though this October 08, 2009 study clearly details the neurological mechanisms involved: >

    Gabapentin Receptor a2d-1 Is a Neuronal Thrombospondin Receptor Responsible for Excitatory CNS Synaptogenesis: Cell

    If only persons in the medical "professions" knew…

    • JR says:

      Hey Mr. Vonharnish, I was taking that crap prescribed (Gabapentin) it just numbed by brain & masked the pain from a motorcycle wreck back 2 1/2 years back. I got off that crap, you know I got hit from behind me as I was making a left turn, by God's grace I'm here. Crazy driver was passing me & everyone else behind me in a double yellow do not pass zone. She told one of the officers at scene she shouldn't have been driving for taking prescribed drugs. What drug? It fell on deaf ears, county deputies & state trooper. Lack of coordination & responsibilities of police at work. No different than our politicians at work for us regarding SAG/SRM. Brain Dead. On a positive note we got some rain recently but the devils are always at work destroying our rain clouds here in Southwest, New Mexico USA.The way I see it Mr., Satan is having its way with these lowlifes & the like. $$$, they are all sellouts…

    • Dennie says:

      Looks like "Gabapentin" "stops" pain by simply making it impossible for the nervous system to develop properly, knocking out healthy functioning– Don't want to feel pain?  Kill yourself!  "They" always know two or three things about (fill in the blank here– could be neurobiological function, or atmospheric function, heh heh…) so that makes "them" "experts ;-).

  16. Mike UK says:

    According to this report it seems that some scientists are scared and some young people are anxious – and they should be…and they don't even seem to know about geoengineering! So it's up those of us who do to enlighten them. Thanks as always, Dane.

  17. 'a' simple horseman says:

    To ALL, I would like to thank the folks that have tended the Gem faire booth this last two weeks. I am very excited to see the photos on this weeks GAN. Larry and Kathy, my friends, it is good to see you "active" in your new community. Maceij, my friend I would gladly share a camp fire with. In my book, you are a coveted hound dog. Please, take that as a compliment. And to those that email behind the scenes, you are my hero's for reaching out to the power structure.

    Personally… Lately I've had my ups and downs in life and in my efforts to raise awareness. 2 weeks ago at the market it was as if I were invisible. This last week I was rewarded per say, for my sticking to the plan. "Fortitude". Again, I'll write that it is always good to be posed with good questions. I'm proud that I have good answers to most of them. The rest are from those that want their home work done for them. I'm not sure, but I think this last week was #90 for my booth being set up and running. I'm not bragging there. I just want to make a point of what all that effort has done to me. The old grateful dead song that had the line, "what a long strange trip its been" comes to mind. Each week I set up and let the world bring me what it will. They come to me. I don't go knocking on doors so to speak. Being in the same spot week after week, year after year can not help but have its rewards and victories. That's the way the universe is made. No matter what happens to us and all life of earth, the principles will remain the same. Effort will always begets reward. And yes, I know I just opened up a can of worms in writing that. I am not in a cabin on the titanic waiting while the ship goes down. Oh no, I live in a cabin on a knoll jutted out from a mountain side. I see what is happening all around my region and other parts of this home we all live on. It would have been easy to lay low and participate in the "system". Anymore, it's just not in my DNA to do such damage to myself and others. I am a true male, I want to fix things, make things right, make things be where there is harmony. Wish in one hand and ___ in the other. Which fills up first. Well, if you're a smart lil fox, your wish just might come true…

    'a' simple horseman

  18. Elizabeth Andrade says:

    Environment and Health    March 23, "17


    Release of Arctic Methane may be Catastrophic

  19. Elizabeth Andrade says:

    Thank you Dane, but from all we see, including the comments here, hope is in extremely limited supply.   Were it (all) to CONTINUE in this direction my hope is for a massive world-wide release of methane-  so suffering is at a blessedly quick  end.   Truly evil people are in charge at the top of the policy-making food chain and the upcoming generation are racist and  Antifa inspired.  Pick your poison.   I vote methane release. 

  20. Joseph says:

    On September 20 there is a Global Strike for the environment. Of course Geoengineering and Climate Engineering is not mentioned. This is a great place to hand out flyers and info on Geoengineering at these locations. This is worldwide.

    • Jeanette S says:

      Joseph that is a good idea, however, it is good form to ask the host if it is ok. Reason being if it is contentious, you can have them shut down then everyone is out of luck. You also do not want to set the presedent that anyone can come and do and say what they want, which can be counterproductive. During the Occupies that is what the powers to be said…what is your message (because there were about a dozen different causes holding up signs). The host may have paid for that space, security, etc. That being said…you are entitled to be attend, wearing whatever you like. I have done this and put on my teeshirt either a button or safety pinned sign on the back saying "Ask me about ______" and have some flyers on hand. Look for like minds, if you see someone with something indicating they are against geoengineering, strike up a conversation. I have also put items on my dash board in my car that I parked on a main pathway to said event. If allowed post flyers on poles on the route to the event. I have also put banners on my vehicle and put flyers in a clear plastic storage bag and tucked it in the car window and rolled the window up to keep it in place. You can also pin or tape a bag of flyers to the poles below the posted flyer. If you wear clothing and hats that obviously state a cause, people will even stop you to talk. During prop 37 I wore a big straw hat with dead birds and butterflies on it. People stopped me to read the slogans on it. You can also if allowed in the locality set up a booth in a park on the way. check the regulations. Be sure to talk a bit loud, people nearby will hear it and sometimes they jump in too.

    • Joseph says:

      Handing out flyers on Geoengineering– is a good thing to do, Alot of  people at environmental  marches , rallies, or talks have never even heard of the Geoengineering or Climate Engineering    term and have not been to this great info . website to get educated.

    • Dennie says:

      My concern with these protests is that they are now "too" organized and "too" orderly– can you go with a banner that can be unfurled to show a jet with chem trails coming out from behind it that says "ASK ME HOW I'M CHANGING THE CLIMATE" or just simply a jet in a red circle with an X through it and the words "NO GEOENGINEERING!" ?

    • Sandy Patrus says:

      Joseph you are correct in saying that most people who attend anything about climate change know nothing about geoengineering.  Last year I attended a climate change march and handed out Dane's flyers and all of the people who were there for the march took my flyers as well, because they too knew nothing about geoengineering.  I recently saw the perfect t-shirt on line at Rebubble to wear to something like this.

    • Linda.. LS says:

      Wow horseman THAT is a huge accomplishment and you are to be commended! Thank you. You'll probably never know how far the ripples of truth have spread across the ocean of mankind. But they have spread far beyond your booth. 

  21. Mike UK says:

    Here's a BBC report about another, little known, greenhouse gas we're producing, or rather industry is – worse than CO2 and methane apparently. The bad news just keeps coming…

    • Earth Angel says:

      DeveIoping synthetic gasses?.. What couId possibIy go wrong there? These nutty chemists have become the bain of our existence!

  22. Frances says:

    In Australia, we are having the worst drought in 800 years (don't ask me how this is concluded); towns like Stanthorpe, Warwick, Qld. have run out of water with no rain in sight for weeks, months.  Whatever water left in dams, swimming pools is confiscated to fight the dreadful bush fires, wild fires.  Over the past few years I have noted chemtrails aka genengineering in the skies and mostly strange clouds I call HAARP clouds.  However, there is no hope whatsoever in calling the attention of any Aussie to this manipulation of weather.  Can someone offer suggestions? Our government is spineless, hopeless, no backbone whatsoever.  Thanks.

    • Sally Anne says:

      Hello Frances,

      Local water supply dwindling and the stench coming from it is on my third shower filter, only the most expensive ones work I discovered.

      Yep I get it totally – people asleep probably and cannot get off the idiot box with all the distractions.  Plus that anyone would plan such evil is beyond reasoning. So denial appeals and they reset to trust and safety and 'whats wrong with you', despite the worrying look of fear as I point to the skies. But I wont give up my small efforts.

      Recent gale force dust storm – despite covering my face, had me bedridden with the highest fever I have ever had after I copped a lung full of ingredients. I am wondering what the hell was in that cocktail of evil.  Previous dust storms blowing across from inland did not lay me out for days.  But we soldier on –

      As for the government – ha ha what government..'I will burn for you' campaign speech – please do and thanks for offering LOL

      Has a different twist now the country is being decimated with fire and the  firefighters  and volunteers  (wonderful souls) trying to rescue what they can of people homes is taking a huge personal toll, let alone the cost to the govt.

      Stay safe and even pray if you think it helps.

  23. Dennie says:

    Who We Are in America Now:

    I've seen this a lot, even and especially amongst the "liberal" set:  Powerless people with a "Need For Chaos," who want to destroy society because they believe that doing so will spite the so-called "Elites."  From Daily Kos:  The Trump Voters who "just want to watch the world burn" (and all of us along with it):–The-Trump-voters-who-just-want-to-watch-the-world-burn-and-all-of-us-along-with-it

    From Bloomberg: Recession already starting in some areas:

    Finally, like a rotting body that just won't stay buried, Supreme Being Brett Kavanaugh's Frat Boy past resurfaces– again:

  24. 'a' simple horseman says:

    The Zoo… I remember as a 7 year old boy visiting the Portland zoo. At 9 or so I visited the Seattle zoo. Both times I was stricken by the cement cages many animals were kept in. How confining I thought. I grew up as a young boy on a far out FS ranger station in south central Oregon. 64 through 69. I saw a lot of wild life. My only boundary  was to be home by dinner time, or else. Then at the age of 13 I saw "the real" Smokey the Bear in the Washington DC zoo. I was quite taken back as to how poorly he looked and was kept. Even as a young man I understood that was no way to treat a national Icon. I remember being angry. "Smokey Bear" visited me and my brother and sister when we all had the mumps in the winter of 67 and 68. A "zoo", so many creatures condemned to solitary confinement.

    The universe blesses me from time to time with the majesty of what is still hanging on. A week or so ago, I was tootling up my neighbors goat trail of a driveway and a huge flying object flew across the road. It landed on an 8 foot snag tree 30 feet from the drive. I stopped and pulled out my camera and was allowed several shots. Before me was one of the biggest Owls I have ever seen in this region. He could easily carry off your purse puppy(grin). I'm a pretty god judge of size and distance. I'd say my new friend was 20" from foot to head and quite broad. I also noticed another aspect that I have noticed with other birds. They look like crap. Never have I seen so many birds in such condition of non grooming. Those aerosols are having a huge effect on our bird friends, large or small. I write often about how I appreciate good questions. The question in this story is, "why is Mr Owl out hunting in the late morning when he should be perched up in some secluded location in the sun digesting his late night and early morning hunt? As more and more city folks move in over here, the population of Coyotes has declined. They shoot them! For no good reason!!!! So, with that in mind, I have noticed an increase in the Raptor population. Less Coyotes means more food for the Raptors. For the record, I miss the often heard choruses of coyotes assembling for the evenings run and hunt. I once had one of my sled dogs get loose in December and run with the coyotes for 3 days. He came back tired, not hungry or thirsty. Coyotes always made friends with my sled dogs. Just sayin…   Thank you ALL for reading my words.

    Love and strength to ALL

    • Thank you for that, Simple Horseman.  After listening to Dane W. and his weekly (but depressing) messages, I turn to the comments.  And of course, I see yours, always different, always interesting and in different ways, motivating.  I am a nature-loving person, trying to save the planet in whatever way I can.  I also am in the solar industry, which I know is barely making a difference.  Dane indicated this fact a few weeks ago, but I know it's hard to negate the burning of 100,000,000 barrel of oil per day.  I think, "But I could ride my bike to work (12.9 miles) and that'll help.  I pick wild plants all the time and notice everywhere the sick look of so much foliage out there.  But stil, we need to educate folks about the dangers and harm caused by geoengineering.  At work, I try to educate co-workers, but out of 65 employees, only one or two seems to care!  So yeah, it's depressing.  But I'm not giving up!  Our planet is worth saving!

    • Jeanette S. says:

      I feel the same way about zoos, no place for animals. That being said…zoos as bad of an idea as they are, I am hoping that they keep some species from going extinct if zoos all over the world still have that type of animal. Breeding efforts are done frequently.

    • Faith says:

      I miss the sound of the coyotes too. They're never in our neighborhood long now and I assume someone has killed them out of miguided fear.

    • Jules says:

      I too love the haunting melody of the coyotes. I can't understand the hatred toward them. As if they are not having a hard enough time just surviving in the current environment, I've heard my neighbors brag about shooting and poisoning them because they're afraid they'll get a few of their chickens!?! I love chickens too…but statistically there are a whole lot more of them left in the world than there are coyotes, etc. It's just so sad.

  25. Jonathan O'Quinn says:


    Let me please encourage everybody to share GW Flyers and booklets everywhere you possibly can.

    Be encouraged!


  26. Linda.. LS says:

    Thanks Dane. Your experience at the zoo was exceptional. At 6 years old, I went to the zoo with my class and had to be picked up by my mother afterward I was so distraught. It was the orangatang for me. We that love nature in all its glory are blessed with these sensitivities. I would have it no other way.

    There are new methods of geoengineering the sky going on.  You wouldn't believe me unless you were standing here watching with me. My husband finally sees it and he is speechless. God better help us all. 

    • Sandy Patrus says:

      I think you are right about the new method of geoengineering going on.  I don't notice the trails as much anymore, but somehow the skies are completly white in no time.

  27. V. Susan Ferguson says:

    OPIOIDS: Purdue Owners Sackler Family Transferred $1 Billion, NY Says – Bloomberg
    The billionaire family that owns Oxycontin-maker Purdue Pharma LP made about $1 billion in transfers among themselves and their shell companies while they were “draining Purdue of its opioids proceeds,” New York Attorney General Letitia James told a judge in a letter.
    The transfers, some through Swiss bank accounts, were revealed in documents provided by an unspecified financial institution in response to a subpoena — one of at least 10 banks facing demands for information in New York’s lawsuit against Purdue and the Sackler family, the state said in a court filing Friday.
    James said she wrote the letter to show the judge the importance of the subpoenas, as Purdue seeks to quash them before the other banks respond. In a statement Friday, the attorney general accused the Sacklers of misusing the court to “shield their financial misconduct.”
    “The limited number of documents provided to us so far underscore the necessity for compliance with every subpoena,” James said in a statement.
    New York’s lawsuit is separate from about 2,000 lawsuits by cities, counties and Native American tribes accusing opioid makers and distributors of causing a massive public-health crisis that’s led to the deaths of more than 400,000 Americans.
    The dispute over the subpoenas comes as Purdue is seeking approval of a tentative $12 billion settlement to resolve most of the claims consolidated before a judge in Cleveland, Ohio — a proposal that James and several of her colleagues scoffed at this week.
    Friday’s filing lists several examples of transfers, such as $64 million transferred by a “newly discovered entity” called Purdue Pharma Trust MDAS to Mortimer D.A. Sackler in 2009.
    Representatives for the Sacklers didn’t immediately respond to messages seeking comment on the attorney general’s letter.

  28. V. Susan Ferguson says:

    FYI – An online list of drug recalls:

  29. V. Susan Ferguson says:

    PODs or physician owned distributorships are under investigation

    Physician owned distributorships (PODs) are companies that sell doctor owned medical devices. The doctors then use these devices in surgical procedures on their own patients.
    The concern being that when a doctor performs a surgery requiring an implantable medical device, also has an ownership interest in the device, fraud and abuse could be substantial. Because of this, the inspector general for Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a “special fraud alert” concerning PODs.
    In a report, Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah, the senior Republican on the Senate Finance Committee and staff found “rapid proliferation” of PODs operating in at least 20 states since 2009. “Anytime a few bad actors determine the treatment and care of patients as this warning makes clear, patients safety is put at risk and millions of dollars are lost to fraud. I will continue to scrutinize these high-risk structures and demand answers from HHS.” said Mr. Hatch
    “We recognize that this valuable model bears a risk of abuse. We are happy that the OIG (Office of Inspector General) is creating clarity in defining characteristics of distributorships that violate the public trust.” said John Steinmann, an orthopedic surgeon who is an owner of the distributor Inland Spine & Orthopedics in Redlands, CA.

    • Terri says:

      The same is true for vaccines. Gov paid researchers, agencies, and institutes that hold the patents and profit from every single dose given have the power to have their products included on a mandatory vaccine schedule. And when their products kill hundreds, as in the case of rhe enterovirus vaccine that Paul Offit former CDC Director and patent holder who made millions from this vaccine, they have ZERO liability. Even for the VERY few cases that are able to be heard in "vaccine court" (the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: NVIC) and achieve a monetary settlement, that money comes from taxpayer dollars. 

    • Sandy Patrus says:

      I am in a dilemma.  Several years ago I was told I needed two hip replacement surgeries.  I have put it off because of legitimate concerns and now I can barely get around without being in great pain.  I was told the xrays show it is now bone on bone, no cartilage left. My family and friends are trying to push me into surgery saying it is a common operation today and the success rate is very high and they have new methods and better replacement parts.  I decided to at least see a surgeon (the best one here in Santa Fe), but when I went to get a referral from my doctor, he tried to talk me out of surgery.  Does he know something I don't know?  Now, I am more leary of surgery than I was before.  He mentioned that every time they put you out, it kills brain cells. He was not much of an advocate of this surgery, but did give me the referral.  It has been almost a month now and I still have not called the surgeon.  Not only do I have concerns about going under the knife, but you hear all these horror stories about people getting staph infections in hospitals today.  Even though I am on medicare with a very good supplimental plan…what is this going to cost me out of pocket?  I just don't know what to do.  I can live with this pain and continue to get worse, or I can have the surgery and take my chances. Aside from my doctor, who is not a fan of the pharmasuitical industry, there are not many in the medical field I trust today.

    • Dawnski says:

      Sandy, the Greek word for sorcery in the Bible is Pharmekia. That tells me slot. I pray a miraculous healing over you in Jesus' name.

    • Dennie says:

      My mother had a hip joint replaced twice.  Each time the pain stopped.  The second surgery was because after a while, with the type of replacement joint she had, it would wear out.  Yes, it was scary, but each time she said it stopped the pain.  Her surgeon received a degree in engineering from M.I.T. then went on to medical school.  A colleague recently had both her hips replaced at an outpatient clinic in San Jose that only does hip replacements.  This was after her first hip replacement surgery left her with legs of uneven lengths, now corrected.  The clinic is near a hospital so if someone needs to they can be checked into the hospital.  She and her husband stayed at a nearby hotel to recuperate for a while then drove home.  She said it was fantastic.  Get some really good references, call and check and be absolutely sure to check out your surgeon's credentials very thoroughly.  

  30. V. Susan Ferguson says:

    Mind-reading AI may spell end to humanity as we know it, but not because it will enslave us – Zizek — RT
              Technologies linking human consciousness to any sort of a cloud computing service could not just open the way for totalitarian mind control, but destroy the very essence of human relations, philosopher Slavoj Zizek says.
    A computer that can read the thoughts of many people at once would make normal human life impossible, the Slovenian cultural philosopher told RT in the wake of the World Artificial Intelligence (AI) Conference in Shanghai, which saw Alibaba’s chairman Jack Ma and Tesla CEO Elon Musk clashing over the future of AI.
    While the two technopreneurs engaged in a heated discussion over the possibility of humans being controlled by machines in the future, the senior researcher at the Institute for Sociology and Philosophy at the University of Ljubljana shared his thoughts on the issue with RT.
    Our brain being connected to a machine is not a utopia
    What I am studying now is the so-called phenomenon of wired brains, a possibility of our brains being connected with strong digital machines. And that is not a utopia. In the media lab at MIT, Massachusetts, they already have simple machines like that. It is like a helmet, nothing intrusive, they put it on your head.
    And then something horrible happens – I saw the video – you think certain thoughts, you do not say anything, and the machine reproduces them either in writing or with artificial voice.
    The primitive level machines can already read your thoughts. It is ok, if it involves your agreement but what if it is done (and it is easy to imagine that) without you knowing it?
    Now, there is a serious option to read our thoughts, not just our emotional attitudes like being angry or sad but even the line of our thoughts in our mind. The next step in this “utopia” will be a computer that can read my thoughts and your thoughts that can connect us so that we can share our thoughts. If you and I are connected through the same computer, I can literally participate in your thinking directly without any external communication like word typing.
    As you probably know, modern technology theorists Ray Kurzweil and Melanie Swan called it a new form of divinity.
    It will no longer be a transcendent God but all of us sharing our thoughts through some AI cloud system. Millions of people will be participating together in a new form of awareness. I find this prospect pretty horrifying.
    We are entering a post-human era if computers can identify & share a person’s thoughts
    We as human beings are precisely what we are, free individuals as far as we can be sure that you do not know what I am thinking. I think what I think, I am free in my mind. What happens if I cannot be sure even of this?
    If I think about something and computer can identify what I am thinking and then share it with others, we are really entering a post-human era. I believe that we should not be just fascinated about what it means technologically.
    Do you not agree that we should worry about who will control these digital machines?

    • izzy says:

      Another ghastly development, certain to lead nowhere good.

      But the geniuses may be looking in the wrong end of the telescope here. Are your thoughts really only yours? Their spontaneous free-flow suggests otherwise. “Intellectual property” is another profitable misconception. Consider the following:

      “The total number of minds in the Universe is One. In fact, consciousness is a singularity phasing within all beings.” – Erwin Schrödinger


    • Star Messenger says:

      Every time I see Ray Kurzweil's name being connected to a new technology I think, we've just invented a new form of "stupid".

      Don't worry about A. I., the Cloud, Elexa, or some new form of computer technology as of yet to be "discovered".  All these technologies require your active consent and cooperation.    What philosophers like Slavoj Zizek should do is get a real job instead of philosophizing about the future.  And Elon Musk should stick to what he is good at, building rockets.

  31. The destruction of the ozone layer and and ongoing increases in atmospheric vapor are – a direct result – of military and commercial aircraft emissions.  The same generation that lovingly embraced the Clean Air "act" of 1970, turned out to be the most arrogant, piggish, and offensive scum in the history of the World.

    Clean Air Act of 1970

    Howard Baker Center for Public Policy

    Published on June 29, 2010

    "Capitalism is the extraordinary belief that the nastiest of men for the nastiest of motives will somehow work for the benefit of all."

    – John Maynard Keynes –

    (June 5, 1883 – April 12, 1946)

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