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The Extinction Protocol

 
May 30, 2013VANUATUExplosive activity at Vanuatu’s Mt Yasur volcano has increased in recent days. According to observations by the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards department, the activity level of the volcano on Tanna Island is still at alert level 2 but an increase to 3 in the near future is possible. The risk of volcanic projections near the volcano crater remains as thick steam and ash is being emitted from active vents, with ash fall in communities downwind. An increase in activity was noted in early April when bombs were ejected from the volcano to the parking area below the summit cone, and the activity status was raised from 1 to 2. It is recommended that all communities, visitors and travel agents take the current situation seriously. –Radio NZ

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Thursday May 30, 2013 14:44 by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies

Thursday at dawn, May 30 2012, dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded the As-Sa’diyya neighborhood, in the Old City in occupied East Jerusalem, and the nearby towns of Al-Ezariyya and Abu Dis, broke into and searched Palestinian homes, and kidnapped 29 residents, including children.

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Local sources in As-Sa’diyya neighborhood stated that the soldiers violently broke into several homes after smashing their doors, and searched them before kidnapping 12 Palestinians, including children.

The kidnapped Palestinians have been identified as Issa Mit’eb, 13, Mohammad Ghosha, 21, Mohammad Hilwani, 19, Maher Al-Beitouni, 19, Hammouda Al-Beitouni, 19, Anas Al-Afghany, 21, Ala’ Makiyya, 19, Abdullah Abu Diab, 18, Mohannad Eid, 17, Abboud Al-Ja’bary, 16, Hammoud Al-Khatib, and Mahmoud At-Teruaqy.

They were taken to a police station and were placed under interrogation allegedly for throwing stones and fireworks at the army…

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Silver Lining

Terrestrial J’lem: New Israeli plan to build 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– The watchdog group Terrestrial Jerusalem said on Wednesday that the Israeli occupation authority plans to build 1,000 housing units for its settlers in east Jerusalem.

According to the group, contracts for the building of 300 housing units in Ramot settlement and 797 others to be offered for sale in Gilo settlement have been signed.

These two settlements are located in east Jerusalem, which has been under occupaion since June 1967.

The group noted that Israeli minister of housing Uri Ariel, the second man in the national religious party the Jewish home, declared the plan to build these housing units.

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Israeli bulldozers raze two houses in OJ

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) unleashed huge bulldozers to raze two Palestinian homes in Beit Hanina in occupied Jerusalem on Wednesday.

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Hidden Agendas

RussiaToday

Published on 30 May 2013

Cyber tension flares between the US and China, as president Obama gets set to confront Chinese leader Xi Jingping over hacker attacks on American military networks. Meanwhile, reports say Washington’s launched massive preparations for an all out cyber war. In another sign cyber warfare has stepped from the pages of science fiction – NATO recently released a manual on the international law applicable to digital warfare. 
Gayane Chichakyan reports.

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CounterPsyOps

While the US and its stooges, it doesn’t have allies, rush to push for a peace solution [sic] to the Syrian crisis through showing more support to the terrorists from Nusra Front fighting the Syrian Arab Army under the umbrella of FSA or moderate terrorist groups, the Syrian Arab Army is beating them to achieve internal peace on the ground. Al-Qussayr battle might be taking most of the news coverage but who follows the movement of the SAA, the NDF National Defense Forces, the Syrian Resistance and the Baath Militia will notice the terrorists do not have any safe heaven except where the area they infested is of less strategical importance and was received by some of the locals like the case of Raqqa city and left for a later stage, especially the locals who received the terrorists are more than regretting.

The Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad will address the…

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TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a meeting with Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari in Tehran warned of the plots hatched by the enemies to spread war and bloodshed to the entire region.

President Ahmadinejad said that enemies intend to expand war and massacre into other countries and this is the plan of hegemonic powers to weaken nations and pave ground for continuation of hegemony of arrogant powers.

He said that democracy and free election is the right of all nations, and continued that events in the recent years enlighten reality of many issues for nations.

The Iraqi foreign minister, for his part, hailed Iran’s support for establishment of security, stability and consolidation in Iraq, and said that nowadays, Iran and Iraq have a good understanding and coordination with each other in different bilateral and regional issues.

Iran and Iraq have enjoyed growing ties ever since the overthrow of…

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TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian diplomat lashed out at certain countries and international organizations for keeping mum on the severe violation of human rights in Syria by the rebel groups fighting Bashar al-Assad’s government.

Iran’s New Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland, Mohsen Naziri Asl made the remarks on Wednesday, addressing an emergency meeting on Syria which was held by the UN Human Rights Council.

The Iranian diplomat expressed deep concern over continued conflicts in Syria, and said unfortunately the violence in Syria has been mounting with no control during the past days leaving scores of civilian dead.

He further criticized advocates of holding the emergency meeting on Syria at the UN Human Rights Council for turning a blind eye to the blatant cases of human rights violation by opponent groups in Syria.

Naziri urged the international community to change its approach towards Syria, and stressed…

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Interview conducted at the Super soldier Summit 2013. Please see Project Camelot for more details.

Dandelion Salad

Dandelion Salad

with Noam Chomsky

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Recorded May 7 2013 in Denver, Colorado at an event organized by community radio station KGNU (http://kgnu.org). Noted social critic Noam Chomsky talks about the willful and reckless destruction of the environment by the US and other Western nations. Corporate-run governments have abdicated their responsibility toward protecting the welfare of their citizens and are rushing the world toward climate catastrophe.

More from this event at KGNU.org Free Speech TV (freespeech.org)
Tech: Panasonic GH3, adapted Sigma 70-210mm f2.8 lens & Sony URX-P2/UTX-B2 wireless. Available light. Venue: Central Presbyterian Church, Denver.

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Russia Warns Obama: Monsanto

Posted: May 30, 2013 in News

“Control the oil, and you control nations. Control the food, and you control the people.”* -Henry Kissenger

Genetic Engineering is the direct manipulation of the coding sequence, or genome, within the cell of an organism. It proceeds by taking genetic information found within the DNA molecule and tampering with it, by inserting new genetic information. The organism that develops from this newly formed DNA strand will typically have different traits and characteristics from those which would have formed from the untampered DNA.

The application of this technology has resulted in tobacco resistant to a virus, the Flavr Savr tomato, with its lengthened shelf life, and a variety of crops developed to be resistant to herbicides.

This week’s episode of the Global Research News Hour features contributions by Saskatchewan-based writer, researcher and former Saskatchewan Green Party leader Sandra Finley, bio-diversity activist Vandana Shiva, and writer and geo-political analyst F. William Engdahl.

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The public generally resists knowingly consuming foods made from genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Much of the controversy around GMOs rests in the ability of biotech companies like Monsanto to patent them and charge royalties for their use.

For millennia, farmers have saved seeds and replanted them year after year. Now, farmers on top of other stresses around climate, controlling pests and coping with global competition must contend with a model of agriculture that increases their overhead while compromising the sustainability of their yields.

How do the laws of supply and demand economics come into play when there seems to be no public appetite (pardon the pun) for this technology?

This week’s episode of the Global Research News Hour features contributions by Saskatchewan-based writer, researcher and former Saskatchewan Green Party leader Sandra Finley, bio-diversity activist Vandana Shiva, and writer and geo-political analyst F. William Engdahl.

Sandra Finley touches on her observations in the changes in farming and community life in rural Saskatchewan as a result of the introduction of modern chemical intensive agriculture methods. As well, she outlines the corrosive effect biotech partnerships are having on research in our universities.

Vandana Shiva, scientist, author, ecologist and outspoken critic of GMOs speaks about impacts in the developing world, particularly India, where farmers have had biotech seeds imposed on them and in desperation are taking their own lives by the tens of thousands.

William Engdahl is the author of the 2007 book Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation. He outlines GMO agriculture’s links to eugenics, the Rockefellers and a motivation to corner the market on food production.

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The Monsanto Corporation is among the largest pesticide and biotechnical corporations in the world today.

Their products are used in most sectors of agriculture, public land upkeep, landscaping/gardening and can be found in most markets across the United States. Monsanto is a multi-billion dollar company with a diverse product base and is among the largest producers of genetically engineered crops.

As a company, Monsanto promises to be the creator of new, safer, pesticides as well as stronger bio-engineered crops. Unfortunately, the reality of what Monsanto will deliver to the world is likely very different from what they promise, or what we, as a society, desire.

Monsanto has produced many products, from new types of pesticide to genetically engineered crops, and has been the center of several severe controversies. In numerous cases, the Monsanto Corporation produced and marketed products which they knew to be potentially toxic, yet they still sold them in order to reap a profit. While not illegal, largely due to Monsanto’s massive lobbying efforts aimed at reducing safety standards (Monsanto Spent $6.3 million dollars in lobbying during the 2011 fiscal year alone – Follow this link for more information on Monsanto’s lobbying), the sale of toxic chemicals for a corporate profit is both highly immoral and very relevant to those in society who wish to assess the use of Monsanto products. Put plainly: Monsanto’s history of selling poison, labeled as a useful product, casts doubt on whether any product that they sell should be trusted.

During its early years, Monsanto produced PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyl) to be used in various industrial applications. PCBs, while very stable and good at acting as a liquid insulator, are extremely toxic to virtually all forms of life – they are carcinogenic, highly toxic, and corrosive upon contact with skin or mucus membranes. Even as evidence mounted of the toxicity of PCBs, Monsanto continued to produce them until they were forced to stop when the government banned all domestic production of PCBs in 1977.

The Monsanto Corporation has a long and sometimes unfortunate history of creating new and powerful pesticides. The infamous “Agent Orange”, used in Vietnam to destroy jungles, and the powerful pesticide DDT were two of the primary pesticides produced by Monsanto during its early years. While Agent Orange and DDT are now outlawed due to the massive damage they cause human life as well as the environment, Monsanto continued producing them for as long as the law allowed. The gigantic costs to human health and to the environment caused by the sale of Monsanto pesticides, even once they were deemed too dangerous to use, resulted in many ruined lives and destroyed ecosystems for society, but huge profits for Monsanto.

Currently, Monsanto is the producer of “Roundup”, a powerful and supposedly safe agricultural pesticide that has been the most common wide-spectrum herbicide for the past several decades. The major active ingredient in Roundup is a glyphosate salt, which makes it highly toxic for most common types of weeds. For added effectiveness, Monsanto has marketed a brand of “Roundup Ready” genetically engineered plants, which are immune to glyphosate salt poisoning, and allow for the use of pesticides during the growing process.

Read the full article via theprogressivecynic.com

May 25th 2013 saw the world unite against genetically modified foods. Throughout the world, many people took to the streets to voice their disapproval at Monsanto and its ever expanding claw on the seed industry.

Educated yourself to what your eating, recent studies on lab rats in europe have provided further evidence that GM Foods are not fit for human consumption. Be healthy, Be Food Aware.

The Extinction Protocol

May 26, 2013 ITALYMount Etna is spitting lava more violently than it has in years, and scientists are baffled as to why. Despite being the world’s most-studied volcano, the Sicilian mountain is also its most unpredictable. The volcano is raging. Fountains of lava, some taller than the Eiffel Tower, shoot from its mouth every few weeks, flowing in red-hot streams into the surrounding valleys. There have been 13 eruptions since the beginning of February. Mount Etna, 3,329 meters (10,922 feet) high, towers majestically above the Sicilian city of Catania. In June, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will decide whether to list it as a World Heritage Site. Etna is considered the most heavily studied volcano in the world, and it is thoroughly wired with sensors. In addition to lava, Etna spits out vast amounts of data — several gigabytes a day, coming from…

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Makes me tear up when i hear this speech. Everytime. Thanks for sharing

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Uploaded on 22 Jan 2012

 

Charlie Chaplin’s inspirational final speech in “The Great Dictator

One of the most inspirational speeches in recorded history was given by a comedian by the name of Charlie Chaplin in the movie “The Great Dictator”. If you like what you see please share the video any way you can and pass the message on, thanks! (Translations below)

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MESSAGE TO ALL HUMANITY – Spanish
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A MESSAGE FOR ALL HUMANITY – Portuguese
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A MESSAGE FOR ALL OF HUMANITY – French
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(Charlie Chaplin):
I’m sorry but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t…

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In one of the most devastating acts of destruction of its own credibility, Facebook engaged in yet more censorship of Free Speech with the suspending of an account that posted a photo of children rallying against Monsanto during today’s global March Against Monsanto.

by Mike Adams
Natural News
May 26, 2013

The picture shows two children of Natural News reader Andrea Lalama. They are carrying hand-drawn signs that read:

“ORGANIC FOOD It’s My Medicine – Label GMOs – Say NO to GMO”

and

“BIOPESTICIDES = AUTISM – SAY NO TO GMO”

After this picture was shared on Facebook by Natural News, Andrea’s account was immediately suspended. Facebook displayed a message on her account which read (see screen capture, below):

“FACEBOOK: You have been restricted from Interacting With Pages until Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 6:47pm.”At this point, Andrea can only re-post other people’s content but is disallowed…

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by Frankie Gotz
Canadian Awareness Network

May 25, 2013

The Canadian Federal Court has confirmed that the country’s 2011 federal election, which led to the victory of Stephen Harper’s government, was fraudulent.

The court emphasized in a Thursday ruling that it has found in no uncertain terms that widespread election fraud took place during the vote.

The ruling also stated that “there was an orchestrated effort to suppress votes during the 2011 election campaign by a person with access to the [Conservative Party’s] CIMS database.”

Accordingly, the Council of Canadians has called on the Conservative Party to investigate the issue. It says anything less at this point would be a cover-up on behalf of the Conservatives.

The Council of Canadians says that the non-cooperation, obstructionism, and attempts to disrupt the Federal Court case by the CIMS makes it look like Prime Minister Harper has something to conceal.

Garry Neil, Executive…

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End the Lie – Independent News
May 25, 2013

A damaged building is seen through a hole in a wall in the Sunni district of Bab al-Tabbaneh following overnight clashes with the Alawite neighbourhood of Jabal Mohsen in the northern Lebanese port city of Tripoli, on May 25, 2013 (AFP Photo / Ghassan Sweidan)
A damaged building is seen through a hole in a wall in the Sunni district of Bab al-Tabbaneh following overnight clashes with the Alawite neighbourhood of Jabal Mohsen in the northern Lebanese port city of Tripoli, on May 25, 2013 (AFP Photo / Ghassan Sweidan)

At least 28 people were killed and 250 wounded in weeklong clashes between Sunni and Alawite Muslims in Tripoli, Lebanon, according to security officials. The violence is another sign of the Syrian conflict spilling over to Lebanon.

Last night, four Sunnis and one Alawite died in clashes, the Daily Star reported. The casualties raised this week’s death toll to 28.

Fierce fighting has raged in Tripoli since last Sunday, with assailants firing rocket-propelled grenades, mortars and machine guns. The violence is seen as a spillover from the recently intensified fighting between rebels and government forces in…

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Dandelion Salad

Dandelion Salad

RussiaToday May 26, 2013

Hundreds of thousands across the US joined the worldwide rally against biotech giant Monsanto and genetically engineered crops. MORE INFO & PHOTOS: http://on.rt.com/hbbzf7 & http://on.rt.com/1hmc5w

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Friends of Syria
May 25, 2013

The daughter of Qatari ruler Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani has censured Doha’s support for the militants in Syria.

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In a message she posted on Twitter, Sheikha Hind bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani stated that the backing of the militants was a ‘scandal in the history of Qatar.’

She also denounced the atrocities committed by the militants and said the armed groups had committed crimes against the Syrian people – an apparent reference to a gruesome video recently published on the Internet.

The video shows a cannibal militant in Syria cutting an organ of a Syrian soldier out of his chest and biting into it.

The Qatari princess also slammed the intervention of militants from Saudi Arabia in Syria and their ‘execution of Syrian citizens.’

Turmoil has gripped Syria since March 2011, and many people, including large numbers of Syrian security forces…

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