Leaked Secret Agenda From Bilderberg 2014 Revealed

Infowars.com
Kit Daniels
May 30, 2014

This is why it’s critical to follow the most powerful group in the world

Bilderberg, the annual gathering of the world’s most powerful politicians and business magnates, is clearly shaping global policies by positioning its favored politicians as world leaders, determining the timetables of military conflicts and influencing the economic policies of nearly every nation on the planet, impacting the lives of billions around the globe.

Daniel Estulin, an author and expert on the Bilderberg Group, has learned from his internal sources several items on Bilderberg’s agenda for this year’s conference in Copenhagen, Denmark which began yesterday:

1) Nuclear diplomacy – how Russia, China and even Iran could work together to erode western hegemony.

2) The recent gas agreement between Russia and China – how this and other long-term projects between the two countries will likely reduce dependency on the U.S. dollar as a reserve currency.

3) The rise of nationalism within Europe that is challenging the power structure of the European Union – the recent victories of the populist United Kingdom Independence Party, which opposes the European Union, is particularly concerning to the Bilderberg Group because the EU, and its Euro currency, were formulated by the group at its second annual meeting in 1955.

4) The European Union’s Internet privacy regulations – what they mean for the United States.

5) The rise of cyber warfare – the government could deceptively use the threat of cyber attacks to strengthen censorship and other Internet regulations.

6) From Ukraine to Syria – Is Obama’s foreign policy doomed?

7) The “climate change” agenda – the deindustrialization of targeted nations as a result of “climate change” treaties and legislation.

And there’s likely more that will be discussed during this year’s three-day conference.

But to truly absorb the importance of these agenda items and the influence of the Bilderberg Group, it’s critical to look back at several of the world’s most significant events in the past several decades, which were not as random as they appear but were rather planned by design inside the eloquently-furnished meeting rooms of past Bilderberg conferences.

As previously mentioned, the 1955 Bilderberg meeting in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, West Germany focused on the creation of the European Union and a single European currency, both of which occurred in the early 1990s after decades of gradual implementation.

In 1991, the then governor of Arkansas, who was relatively unknown at the time, was invited to attend the Bilderberg meeting in Baden-Baden, Germany. Just over one year later the governor, William Jefferson Clinton, became the President of the United States.

The former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Tony Blair, likewise came to power as the UK’s Leader of the Opposition one year after attending a Bilderberg meeting in 1993.

Now we see that the current Democratic mayor of Atlanta, Kasim Reed, was invited for this year’s Bilderberg conference in Copenhagen.

“He’s seen as one of the few legitimate Democratic candidates for higher office in Georgia,” a Republican strategist told Roll Call in 2012, adding that he will be a formidable adversary to the GOP.

It would appear that Bilderberg is grooming him for just that.

Besides modern-day king making, the Bilderberg Group also has tremendous influence in economics and geopolitical events.

In the early 2000s, late investigative journalist Jim Tucker correctly predicted that Operation Iraqi Freedom would commence in March 2003 and not in late 2002 as so many defense analysts were suggesting at the time.

But how did Tucker know? Because he wasn’t just guessing; sources inside Bilderberg told him.

Estulin also correctly predicted the 2007 collapse of the housing bubble a year before it happened after receiving information from his own sources inside the Bilderberg Group.

A few years later, in 2009, Tucker predicted that Bilderberg would use the resulting economic slowdown to erode America’s national sovereignty.

This is now coming to fruition through multiple ways, such as the Trans Pacific Partnership, which allows transnational mega-corporations to tighten their grip on individual countries such as the United States.

And representatives for many large companies are in attendance at this year’s Bilderberg meeting.

“You have 50 to 60 key CEOs of the world’s most powerful corporations from the western world [in attendance],” Estulin said.

Last year, Ed Balls, a British politician and a Bilderberg member, downplayed the influence of Bilderberg live on BBC, yet this year he was caught on camera holding a gigantic stack of papers before entering the conference.

The fact that Balls was carrying enough papers to fill a large phone book invalidates his prior denial of Bilderberg’s importance.

In reality, the Bilderberg Group is pushing ahead with its anti-free market, state-corporate takeover designed to destroy independent nations as well as the individual in order to make the population dependent on a system controlled by the tiny elite well-represented at the conference.

My Comment:
Don’t you think there is a secret club or group or meeting anywhere around and the fact is there is one and maybe there are more secrecy around the world. People who want to be in secrecy are the people who want to do evil and cause great harm to humanity. And posting this post would the craziest post I have ever posted. World Elite will hate me because I have posted this article.

The Top 3 Ways to Protect Yourself From the Negative Effects of Wi-Fi

Natural News
Troy Pratt
Posted Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 03:24pm EDT

n my opinion, one of the greatest threats to our health and wellbeing comes from something that has become commonplace today: Wireless Internet connections. Nowadays, pretty much everyone and every business has a wireless connection, so learning how to live in this new wireless world safely is becoming mandatory.

I think going without a wireless connection is a foregone conclusion, as we have become very comfortable being able to use our devices anywhere, and anytime without the inconvenience of having to be plugged into the wall. With some thoughtful planning, it is possible to drastically minimize our daily exposure and greatly eliminate this wireless threat to our health.

Wireless devices emit microwave radiation. Our modern modems and wireless devices use this radiation to communicate with each other through the air. This radiation can pass through wood, concrete, and metal. Obviously, these microwaves have no problem passing right through our bodies. There now exist literally thousands of peer-reviewed studies showing that this radiation is harmful to our bodies.

Because only the most sensitive people feel physical effects of this radiation, it does not mean that it is not doing harm. In fact, it’s the cumulative effect of being exposed that has the potential to cause serious illnesses, including cancer. If you’re having trouble sleeping, feeling sluggish, or have any unexplainable aches and pains, you should definitely take some steps right away to limit your exposure to Wi Fi as much as possible.

The first thing I do to limit my exposure is the most obvious. I turn off my wireless connection whenever not in use. It may seem inconvenient at first, but take this initial step to protecting yourself from too much exposure. For those living in houses, or in more secluded areas, just turning off your personal connection and leaving it off as much as possible can provide significant relief. For those living in apartments, or more urban areas, it’s not as easy to avoid exposure, since you’re now dealing with the wireless routers in all of the apartments surrounding you. In this case, always turn yours off when not in use, and it wouldn’t hurt to speak to the surrounding neighbors, explain the danger to them and see if they will cooperate and turn their connections off when not in use as well.

Unfortunately, most people now work in offices, and various other workplaces where wireless radiation is now commonplace, and it starts to become much harder to avoid being exposed against your will to this dangerous radiation.

For everyone, especially those who have a much harder time avoiding Wi Fi, eating an extremely healthy diet is mandatory. Eat a diet rich in organic fruits, mainly berries, vegetables, mainly cruciferous, and organic, pasture raised meats and eggs. Also be sure to keep yourself hydrated at all times. It’s been found that eating the proper diet can protect our bodies from Wi Fi radiation to a certain degree, so of course, take special care in choosing the foods you eat.

Next, take supplements that will protect the body from radiation and bolster our immune systems. Ensure adequate intake of vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin C, vitamin K2, vitamin E, B complex, and essential and trace minerals. Take antioxidants like r-lipoic acid, curcumin, resveratrol, sulforaphane, quercetin, and any others you desire. Robust cellular protection, and keeping our immune systems running strong is key to becoming impervious to this wireless threat.

When it comes to supplementation, one of the most important things one can take to reduce the negative effects of Wi Fi is melatonin. We are most vulnerable to radiation at night; even when we turn our own routers off, we have to deal with our neighbors and any local businesses running wireless connections through the night. Cellular regeneration, rejuvenation, and detoxification are interfered with, and melatonin production is severely reduced. Melatonin is one of our most important youth hormones, and as we get older our bodies create less of this all-important nutrient. So, it becomes necessary to supplement with melatonin. Taking 1 to 3 milligrams per night, three weeks out of the month should be perfect for most. I’ve even heard it said by a noted anti aging expert that I look up to that simply ensuring optimal melatonin production is all it takes to protect oneself from the negative effects of Wi Fi radiation.

Bonus technique:

Earthing, or grounding, can also do wonders to protect our bodies from radiation. Spending time barefoot outdoors on the grass, beach, or in the ocean, can fight free radical damage, reduce inflammation, improve sleep, and is said to help with a wide range of other health issues. For those who want to stay grounded around the clock, there are kits available that will allow you to safely ground yourself while indoors; do a Google search and check them out if interested.

When the proper precautions are taken, we have no reason to fear Wi Fi, so take the advice given in this post and do all that it takes to protect yourself and your loved ones.

My Comments:
Even if you have the Wi Fi off we’re still being expose to it because of the Cell Tower and Smart Meters; even for me I’m being bombarded with EMF radiation there got to be another way.

US govt’s wanton approval of harmful pesticides fueling ‘bee holocaust’ – lawsuit

RT
Published time: December 27, 2013 23:34

In response to rapidly dwindling global honey bee populations – vital in pollinating a third of the world’s crops – environmental and food safety groups have sued the EPA for approving bee-ravaging pesticides despite damning evidence of their effects.

The Center for Food Safety filed in mid-December a legal brief in support of a lawsuit backed by many organizations that seeks a reversal of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) May decision to approve sulfoxaflor – a type of insecticide chemical known as a neonicotinoid that is associated with mass death among bee populations worldwide.

In fact, the European Union has banned neonicotinoids for two years based on scientific studies that have linked their use to sudden eradication of entire beehives – a phenomenon dubbed ‘Colony Collapse Disorder’ (CCD).

Since 2006, CCD has caused the devastation of an estimated 10 million beehives at an average value of $200 each, according to a May report by the US Department of Agriculture. Nevertheless, the report has been criticized for underplaying the role of pesticides in CCD, instead leaning on “multiple factors…including parasites and disease, genetics, poor nutrition and pesticide exposure” as well as last summer’s drought. The report preceded the EPA’s approval of sulfoxaflor by only a few days.

The lawsuit is the first to invoke the US Endangered Species Act to protect bees.

“EPA inadequately considered, or ignored entirely, sulfoxaflor’s harm to pollinators and the significant costs that harm will impose on the agricultural economy, food security, and natural ecosystems,” the Center for Food Safety and other groups argued in a legal brief attached to the lawsuit targeting sulfoxaflor’s sanctioning.

The new litigation – which includes many beekeepers hit hard by the recent wave of CCD – adds to a previous lawsuit filed in March in federal court by the Center for Food Safety that asks for a block of the EPA’s endorsement of two other popular neonicotinoid pesticides – clothianidin and thiamethoxam.

The suits both claim the EPA violated the Endangered Species Act by not sufficiently considering the impact of pesticides on honey bees and other imperiled wildlife categorized as threatened or endangered under federal law.

The Endangered Species Act prohibits government agencies from taking any action that could compromise a species in jeopardy before first consulting with the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). Groups challenging the EPA’s decision cite government records showing the EPA did not follow proper protocol.

“For at least one neonicotinoid insecticide, FWS scientists are on record stating ‘EPA is ignoring their duties with respect to consulting with FWS,’” the lawsuit states.

The EPA counters that it followed the mandated steps in approving the challenged pesticides. Though in August, the agency acknowledged their potentially harmful effects when it prohibited their use around bees and other pollinators.

“Scientists have linked the drastic declines in honey bee and other pollinator populations to systemic pesticides and, more specifically, to a category of systemic pesticides known as neonicotinoids,” the Center for Food Safety explains in its brief.

“Sulfoxaflor is a systemic pesticide with the same mode of action as neonicotinoids, that EPA determined is ‘very highly toxic’ to bees. EPA’s registration of sulfoxaflor will introduce yet another systemic and highly toxic insecticide into the environment, intensifying the ecological crises of CCD and other pollinator losses.”

In July, scientists from the University of Maryland and the Department of Agriculture published a study that linked chemicals – including fungicides – to the mass die-offs. The research shows that bees exposed to common agricultural chemicals while pollinating US crops are less likely to resist a parasitic infection. As a result of chemical exposure, honey bees are more likely to succumb to the lethal Nosema ceranae parasite and die from the resulting complications.

Last winter, the honey bee population declined by 31.1 percent, with some beekeepers reporting losses of 90 to 100 percent of their bees. Scientists are concerned that “beemageddon” could cause the collapse of the $200 billion agriculture industry, since more than 100 US crops – including apples, zucchinis, avocados, and plums – rely on honey bees to pollinate them.

Bees are declining at such a fast rate that one bad winter could trigger an agricultural disaster. California’s almond crop would be hit particularly hard, since the state supplies 80 percent of the world’s almonds. Pollinating California’s 760,000 acres of almond fields requires 1.5 million out-of-state bee colonies, which make up 60 percent of the country’s beehives. CCD is a major threat to this $4 billion industry.

“This case and brief is a critical part of the story for our nation’s beekeepers and their survival,” said Peter Jenkins, Center for Food Safety attorney. “Beyond that, sulfoxaflor threatens native bees, other insects, birds and ecosystem health generally. The many groups joining our brief – and we think all Americans — have a huge stake in ensuring EPA does not continue its ‘business as usual’ approach of green lighting more and more dangerous insecticides.”

In June, days before National Pollinator Week, an estimated 25,000 bees were found dead in an Oregon parking lot. Scientists linked the deaths to pesticide use.

“It seems a landscape company did not follow label directions as it is not supposed to be sprayed during bloom,” Xerces Society executive director Scott Hoffan Black told the Oregonian. “We now assume this is the cause of the massive bee die-off. Lots of bees still dying — almost all bumblebees.”

The European Union’s moratorium in April on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides like sulfoxaflor came as a number of European countries were monitoring the declining health and colony collapses in their bee populations, including France, the Netherlands, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain.

Powerful chemical producers voiced harsh disapproval of the EU’s ban.

“As a science-based company, Bayer CropScience is disappointed that clear scientific evidence has taken a backseat in the decisionmaking process. This disproportionate decision is a missed opportunity to reach a solution that takes into consideration all of the existing product-stewardship measures and broad stakeholder concerns.”

The new lawsuit – Pollinator Stewardship Council et al. v. U.S. EPA – was filed by Earthjustice in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.

 

Global Warming:” Lake Superior Experiences Record Ice In May

Infowars.com
Kit Daniels
May 29, 2014

Ice coverage, likely the highest since at least 1897, may last into June – but Al Gore still wants carbon taxes

In complete contrast to the claims of “global warming,” Lake Superior has experienced the highest concentration of ice in late May since modern satellite records began in 1980 and the ice coverage may even be the highest since at least 1897.

In comparison, reconstructed past records on the largest of the Great Lakes of North America show that ice coverage for May is typically far, far less and ice is almost unheard of for June, which is fast approaching.

The records also indicate that average April ice coverage for Lake Superior is usually 17%, but the lake was covered nearly 60% in ice last month.

None of these facts, of course, fit into the “global warming” rhetoric promoted by the White House, which has since rebranded “global warming” as “climate disruption” in an attempt to spin this year’s record cold weather into its carbon tax agenda.

“A growing body of evidence suggests that the extreme cold being experienced by much of the United States as we speak is a pattern that we can expect to see with increasing frequency as global warming continues,” claimed Obama science czar John P. Holdren, who advocated the formation of a global police force that would enforce totalitarian measures for social control in his 1977 book Ecoscience.

It should be no surprise that someone who would advocate a planetary regime would also advocate the expansion of governments around the world in order to combat so-called “global warming.”

This strategy was laid out in The Report from Iron Mountain, a 1966 think tank study written by government analysts no different than Holdren who explored the ways a government could perpetuate itself in power while preventing its citizens from rebelling.

“Roughly speaking, the presumed power of the ‘enemy’ sufficient to warrant an individual sense of allegiance to a society [government] must be proportionate to the size and complexity of the society,” the report stated. “Today, of course, that power must be one of unprecedented magnitude and frightfulness.”

The report suggested that a suitable candidate for that enemy, the global threat, was the environmental-pollution model, of which “global warming,” or “climate disruption,” fits right into.

“This was viewed as the most likely to succeed because it could be related to observable conditions such as smog and water pollution – in other words, it would be based partly on fact and, therefore, be credible,” G. Edward Griffin wrote in his book The Creature from Jekyll Island. “Predictions could be made showing end-of-earth scenarios just as horrible as atomic warfare.”

“Accuracy in these predictions would not be important; their purpose would be to frighten, not inform.”

And the recent “global warming” predictions pushed by the White House can be described as fear mongering to say the least.

Just last week, Secretary of State John Kerry warned graduates of Boston College that they have utter annihilation to look forward to if they don’t take “climate change” more seriously.

“And I know its hard to feel the urgency as we sit here on an absolutely beautiful morning in Boston,” he said. “You might not see climate change as an immediate threat to your job, your communities or your families.”

“But let me tell you, it is.”

And on Monday, Prince Charles, who shares many of the same views as the Obama administration, suggested that capitalism must end as we know it in order to stop the “dangerously accelerating climate change” that would “bring us to our own destruction.”

Such rhetoric has already increased anxiety levels across the board for children who are now afraid the planet is doomed due to “climate disruption” and populations around the world are being told that “climate change” will displace millions of people, increase violent crimes and rapes and wipe trillions from world economies.

“The masses would more willingly accept a falling standard of living, tax increases and bureaucratic intervention in their lives as simply ‘the price we must pay to save Mother Earth,” Griffin added. “A massive battle against death and destruction from global pollution [such as global warming] possibly could replace war as justification for social control.”

 

World Bank alarmed at rising food prices

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AAP
11:00 Fri May 30 2014

World food prices rose in the first quarter of the year for the first time since their all-time high in August 2012, driven by rising demand in China, drought in the US and unrest in Ukraine.

According to the World Bank, internationally traded food prices increased by a sharp 4.0 per cent. The leap was led by wheat and maize, up 18 per cent and 12 per cent, respectively.

As a result, international food prices in April were only 2.0 per cent lower than a year ago and 16 per cent below their record level in August 2012, the bank’s quarterly food price report said.

“Increasing weather concerns and import demand – and, arguably, to a lesser extent, uncertainty associated with the Ukraine situation – explain most of the price increases,” the report said.

World Bank economists said prices increased despite bumper crops in 2013 and continued projections of record grain harvests and stronger stocks expected for 2014.

Persistently dry conditions in the United States and strong global demand, particularly from China, partly explained the price rises.

But Ukraine, the breadbasket of eastern Europe, played a part, posting the largest domestic price increases for wheat and maize.

Ukraine, the world’s sixth-largest wheat exporter, saw domestic wheat prices jump by 37 per cent, driven in part by currency depreciation.

Overall, international wheat prices soared by 18 per cent quarter-over-quarter.

“Such a steep price increase had not occurred since the months leading to the historical peak in the summer of 2012,” the report said.

International maize prices rose by 12 per cent, with Ukraine, the third-largest exporter of maize, experiencing a 73 per cent rise in domestic prices because of delayed plantings and increasing costs.

“Geopolitical tensions in Ukraine have not disrupted exports so far, but might have effects on future production and trade if uncertainty increases,” the report said.

Other countries in the grip of political and economic stresses also saw prices shoot higher. In Argentina, for example, wheat prices were up 70 per cent from a year ago.

Sugar prices rose 13 per cent and soybean oil prices gained 6.0 per cent quarter-over-quarter.

The first-quarter price increases were offset by a 12 per cent decline in rice prices and a 7.0 per cent drop in fertiliser prices.

The average price of crude oil rose 3.0 per cent to $US104 a barrel.

The United Nations reported last month that world food prices reached their highest level for 10 months in March due to poor weather in major producing countries and the crisis in Ukraine.

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation said its monthly food price index in March rose by 2.3 per cent from February to the highest level since May last year.

Experts are concerned that rising prices will hurt the world’s most vulnerable and could foment food riots and other social unrest.

“Over the next few months, we must watch these prices carefully, making sure that any further increases do not put additional pressure on the least well-off around the world,” senior World Bank official Ana Revenga said.

In 2007 and 2008, soaring food prices had sparked dozens of riots across the globe, including in Haiti, Cameroon and India.

According to the lender, 51 food riots have occurred in 37 countries since 2007, most of them linked to a jump in food prices and aimed at local authorities.

This was the case in the crises in Tunisia in 2011 and in South Africa in 2012, the bank said.

“Food price shocks can both spark and exacerbate conflict and political instability, and it is vital to promote policies that work to mitigate these effects,” the report warned.

My Comment:
Reason Why I grow my own food because of rising food and petrol price and reason why I had My DIY Projects 2014 and My Garden 2013-2014. This let you know I don’t just cover new or write blog, I some DIY project and gardening because people aren’t helping me and Let me know that I got to help myself. And the mainstream aren’t covering most of the information we should know and we the mainstream do not do their job them we have become the media; that one the why I create Eco Liberty website.

Nasa satellite to watch gardeners

NZ Stuff
BRIAN PALMER
Last updated 13:43 28/05/2014

TAKING TO THE SKIES: With data from Nasa’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory, or OCO-2, scientists should be able to estimate how quickly the world’s plants are absorbing carbon from the atmosphere.

Using a satellite, Nasa scientists are paying attention to how healthy lawns and gardens are during summer time in the US.

Next month, the agency plans to launch the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2. Its primary aim is to create a global map of carbon sources and carbon sinks. The OCO-2 mission will provide the most detailed map of photosynthetic fluorescence – that is to say, of how plants glow – ever created. Using this data, scientists should be able to estimate how quickly the world’s plants are absorbing carbon from the atmosphere.

The applications of the project are wide-ranging, but the science is easy enough to understand.

During photosynthesis, a plant absorbs light, then immediately re-emits it at a different wavelength. This is known as fluorescence. In a laboratory setting, botanists can measure the intensity of fluorescence to estimate how actively a plant is photosynthesising. A satellite could, in theory, detect the light emitted by the world’s plants to estimate how much carbon the plants are absorbing. But there has always been a big, fiery problem: the sun.

The sun is, in most ways, a nice thing to have around. It makes life possible by supplying energy to our planet. From an observational standpoint, though, it can be a major pain. There are huge swaths of the universe that we simply cannot see because the brightness of the sun obscures our view.

In much the same way, the sun was thought to make it impossible to measure global photosynthetic fluorescence. The signals we want to observe are subtle and represent a narrow slice of the electromagnetic spectrum. The sun’s broad-spectrum rays were presumed to overwhelm the wavelengths of plant fluorescence, making them virtually impossible to detect.

That’s where Nasa’s Joanna Joiner of the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and Christian Frankenberg of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, came in, with their innovative use of an electromagnetic phenomenon known as Fraunhofer lines. In the early 19th century, German optician Joseph Fraunhofer noticed that, in between the beautiful bands of coloured light that emerged from a prism, several dark lines appeared. That’s because, by the time sunlight reaches Earth, molecules in the atmosphere have absorbed certain wavelengths of light. In other words, our atmosphere blocks out the sun in certain wavelength bands of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Joiner and Frankenberg realised that they could look for plant fluorescence in the bands of the electromagnetic spectrum where the sun’s light has been dimmed. Data from the Japanese Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite, which was launched in 2009, confirmed their hunch. Although the OCO-2 project was already in motion by the time Joiner and Frankenberg made their breakthrough, adding fluorescence readings will massively amplify the satellite’s ability to carry out its carbon-measuring mission.

A detailed map of photosynthetic activity and carbon absorption will better inform conservation efforts. It is widely believed that tropical forests absorb approximately 20 per cent of global carbon emissions from fossil fuel combustion. But where else is carbon absorption highest? If the satellite data detect other areas of intense photosynthetic activity, we ought to be working hard to preserve them.

The carbon-uptake map should also help settle some long-running disputes. Conventional wisdom once held that old-growth forests were bad at carbon sequestration, because they seemed to be finished growing. Some analysts suggested that turning those trees into houses or furniture would make room for newer trees to absorb more carbon.

More recent findings, however, suggest that old trees continue to breathe in carbon at high rates. OCO-2’s data will shed light, so to speak, on the relative photosynthetic activity of old and new forests.

The data will also provide an early warning system. In 2005, for example, a drought severely hampered the Amazon rain forest’s ability to absorb carbon, but scientists didn’t realise the full scale of the impact for several years. Satellite fluorescence data could have identified the situation almost as it was happening.

There may not be much we can do to stave off a drought in the Amazon, but there are other ways the data can be used. A decline in photosynthesis rates, as identified by falling fluorescence, could alert farmers to crop failure much earlier. It could help planners manage irrigation resources, as well as alert global relief organisations to potential famines before they happen.

Managing a garden from space sounds a bit futuristic, but horticulture is about to enter the space age. From now on, you’re not just trying to impress the neighbours with your green thumb.

 

Key says TPP not worth signing without inclusion of dairy in comprehensive tariff liberalisation

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By Lynn Grieveson
May 27, 2014 – 03:45pm

Following Trade Minister Tim Groser’s return from the latest round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement talks held in Singapore last week, the government is sounding slightly cooler on the deal – with Prime Minister John Key warning that an agreement that did not allow free access for our dairy products to the US and Japanese markets would probably not be worth signing up for.

Key said he still thought it was possible an agreement could be reached on a comprehensive deal that saw nearly all tariffs removed, but sounded a note of caution when speaking to reporters on Tuesday.

“Come and ask me after I’ve been to the White House. I might have a bit of a better download on that,” he said.

“At the end of the day the thing with these deals like TPP, they are very complex but the prize at the end is very significant. I just can’t see President Obama signing up to something that is not a comprehensive deal. I fully expect it to have long phase outs and take a period of time, but overall the modelling we saw was an economic uplift of somewhere between about two and four billion dollars a year.”

“The obvious question for New Zealand would be ‘if we couldn’t get access for dairy would we even sign up for a deal like that?'” Key said.

“There are always trade-offs and there is always give and take and that would have a significant impact on the modelling.”

Key said it was “too early to tell” if fears that access to Japan for our dairy products could be blocked were well founded, although a recent meeting with a visiting representative of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party held out some hope.

“He still held out the view that they could get to basically total elimination of tariffs, but over a fairly long period of time,” said Key.

“I would be deeply concerned about any deal that didn’t have dairy. I think it is not so much a matter of threatening the Japanese, it’s a matter of being realistic. If there is not a good deal on the table, then one question would be: ‘do we want to be a party to that?’. A second very good question is, ‘would the Americans?’,” he said.

“It would be very difficult to take New Zealand into a deal like TPP if our major export industry was excluded. Australia did that when it signed an FTA with the United States and it excluded sugar, but it really didn’t fix the problems that they needed, and that’s one of the reasons they are back looking at TPP.”

Key reiterated that he wanted the most comprehensive deal possible with all, or nearly all, tariffs removed.

“Obviously we have got to be realistic and reasonable, but I think all of us have a sense of what comprehensive looks like,” he said.

“If you are leaving out your major industry it doesn’t feel comprehensive to me.”

My Comment:
Is really John Key saying that or it is just another tactic to deceive the public by say “I’m not going to sign the TPP” then he signs it? This is a way to get TPP into place by getting us to stop thinking about. Remember people government can lie to us and it has so in history.

Brain implants could ease growing PTSD epidemic among US service members

RT
Published time: May 28, 2014 03:51

A new five-year program launched by DARPA hopes to one day help treat a range of psychiatric conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), using brain implant technology.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, has officially announced a $70 million project that could produce technology to combat depression, anxiety, and other common conditions found among US service members that have seen combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“We’ve seen far too many times where military personnel have neuropsychiatric disorders and there’s very few options,” Justin Sanchez, a program manager with DARPA, told NPR.

Researchers at the University of California San Francisco, along with Massachusetts General Hospital, will be looking at brain implant devices that can both monitor and electrically stimulate the brain.

The goals of the program are an extension of a White House initiative announced by President Obama to explore the human brain. That project, known as BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies), announced by Obama last year, directed Congress to earmark $100 million in 2014 to “better understand how we think and how we learn and how we remember.”

Brain implants capable of stimulating neurons are already in use for patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease and other neural conditions, NPR reported. What DARPA proposes in its new pilot program, however, represents significant advances in implant technology.

If successful, DARPA’s research could help tackle a significant issue within the US veteran community. According to the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), PSTD is currently believed to be experienced by 11-20 percent of vets of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars (Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom).

By comparison, the VA says that a staggering 30 percent of Vietnam veterans are suspected of having suffered from or still being treated for PTSD.

Scientists will begin their research by monitoring the brain’s interaction with existing brain implants in real time. Once they understand how the technology interacts with the body, they will begin to create small electronic implants that can stimulate neurons in so-called faulty brain circuits.

“We know that once you start putting stimulation into the brain, the brain will change in response,” said Eddie Chang, a neurosurgeon at UCSF.

My Comment:
Reason I cover the article from RT because if they can implant the US Army troops with microchips to monitor their emotion and their thinking. When get implanted with RFID microchip you have complete sacrifice your privacy. Now or soon EU, UK and US Government will be calling for citizens to microchip. When if come to that time refuse it because your life and privacy not it’s not worth sacrifice something like this.

Look Ma, No Hands! Google Cars Don’t Have Steering Wheels or Pedals

Occupy Corporatism
By Susanne Posel
May 28, 2014

Google will be building their own line of self-driving cars (SDCs) complete with stop-button controls, no steering wheel or pedals and a city car “friendly” style that is being designed to be appealing to people.

Chris Urmson, director of Google Self-Driving project (GSDP) said: “We’re really excited about this vehicle – it’s something that will allow us to really push the capabilities of self-driving technology, and understand the limitations. [The cars had the ability to] improve people’s lives by transforming mobility.”

This two seater car will be propelled by electricity and limited to 25 mph “to help ensure safety”.

If there is a problem, the driver can take over with a plug in that can is expected to be removed once customer confidence in the technology is solidified.

Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google said : “The terrible tragedy of America is 30,000 die on the highways every year. Can you imagine if we could use automation and self-driving cars or automatic driving cars and cut that number in half or to a third?”

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (CDMV), in September of this year, they will begin issuing driver’s licenses to driverless cars with “human co-pilots” for only $150.

This fee includes 10 vehicles and no more than 20 “test drivers”.

Google will benefit from this development as they prefect their newly created SDC.

Two years ago, Nevada approved self-driving cars (SDCs) to be used for testing purposes.

Google’s Toyota Prius SDC was given the green light by the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (NDMV) to experiment on roads and highways within the state.

Nissan has joined forces with Google to endeavor on a marketing campaign to make the new SDC Leaf more attractive to the general public.

Palmer said: “I don’t preclude the possibility of working with Google, or anyone else for that matter.”

Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, predicted that by 2017 SDCs would be available to the general public.

Using artificial intelligence, provided by Google and other features such as around view cameras and actuators, Nissan believes that these cars will give ease to complexity in real-world situations.

The auto industry is convinced that SDCs will take over conventional driving. The idea is that these autonomous cars could replace possible human error when operating a vehicle and reduce the amount of accidents and injuries that now occur.

To create the autonomous car for Google, a Stanford University team invented Stanley . This SDC won the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge and the $2 million prize from the Department of Defense (DoD).

 

Government Plan Would Transform Israel Into The World’s First Cashless Society

Activist Post
Michael Snyder
Monday, May 26, 2014

Will Israel be the first cashless society on the entire planet? A committee chaired by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s chief of staff has come up with a three-phase plan to “all but do away with cash transactions in Israel”. Individuals and businesses would still be permitted to conduct cash transactions in small amounts (at least initially), but the eventual goal is to force Israeli citizens to conduct as much business as possible using electronic forms of payment.

In fact, it has been reported that Israeli officials believe that “cash is bad” because it fuels the underground economy and allows people to avoid paying taxes. It is hoped that requiring most transactions to be conducted in cash will reduce crime and help balance the national budget. And once 98 or 99 percent of all transactions are cashless, it will not be difficult for the Israeli government (or any other government) to go the rest of the way and ban cash transactions altogether.

But is a cashless society actually desirable? This is a question that people all over the world will have to start asking as governments increasingly restrict the use of cash.

Back in September, it was announced that the Israeli government had formed a committee to “examine ways to eliminate cash from the Israeli economy”…

The government on Tuesday authorized establishment of a committee that will examine ways to eliminate cash from the Israeli economy – the better to prevent citizens from cheating on their taxes. The committee will be chaired by Harel Locker, director of the Prime Minister’s Office.

This committee had the full backing of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and some of the goals of the committee included finding ways to increase tax revenue and prevent money laundering…

Officials in the Prime Minister’s Office declared that “around the world, it is recognized that cash is a key element of the illegal economy and money laundering. It allows a wide gap between reported and actual incomes, with the corresponding effect on tax revenues.” By eliminating cash, the PMO said, “it will be possible to expand the tax base, and prevent money laundering.” The committee will study the issue from all its perspectives and make recommendations, the PMO said.

The committee has had quite a few months to examine these issues, and now they have come back with their recommendations. Just this week we learned that a three-phase plan is being proposed…

A special committee headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s chief of staff, Harel Locker, has recommended a three-phase plan to all but do away with cash transactions in Israel.

The motivation for examining a cash-less economy is combatting money laundering and other tax-evasion tactics, thereby maximizing potential tax collection and greatly expanding the tax base. This is important considering the enormous strain put on Israel’s national budget by the army, healthcare system and other public services.

The committee estimated that the black market represents over 20 percent of Israel’s GDP, and cash is the facilitating factor. Cash enables tax evasion, money laundering and even financing terrorism.

So what do the specifics of the plan look like?

Well, there will be very strict limits on the use of cash for individuals and businesses, any violations will be considered criminal offenses, and all Israeli banks will be required to issue debit cards to all account holders…

What the committee would like to see happen, pending government approval, is greater restriction on the use of cash, limiting the use of checks as a means of payment and exchange for cash, and promotion of the use of electronic (and therefore verifiable) means of payment.

The following guidelines were set out by the committee for the short-term:

Limit business transactions done in cash or by check to NIS 7,500 ($2,150) immediately, and reduce that further to NIS 5,000 ($1,433) one year from the date of legislation;
Limit private transactions done in cash or by check to NIS 15,000 ($4,300);
Any violation of these limits would be a criminal offense warranting a stiff fine.

In conjunction with these new restrictions, Israeli banks would be required to provide all account holders with debit cards to further promote electronic payments.

But of course this move toward a cashless society is not just happening in Israel.

In Sweden, it is estimated that just 3 percent of all transactions involve cash at this point. In fact, according to an article in the Washington Post, some Swedish banks do not handle cash at all anymore…

In most Swedish cities, public buses don’t accept cash; tickets are prepaid or purchased with a cell phone text message. A small but growing number of businesses only take cards, and some bank offices — which make money on electronic transactions — have stopped handling cash altogether.

“There are towns where it isn’t at all possible anymore to enter a bank and use cash,” complains Curt Persson, chairman of Sweden’s National Pensioners’ Organization.

And the U.S. is starting to move in that direction as well.

According to a study conducted by MasterCard, approximately 80 percent of all consumer transactions in the United States are now cashless.

But isn’t there a downside to all of this?

Just about everything that we do in life involves money. So yes, a government can track electronic payments to make sure taxes are being paid and money laundering is not happening, but it would also enable a government to do so much more.

If a government can track all of your transactions, it will essentially be able to monitor everywhere you go and pretty much keep track of virtually everything that you do.

If you doubt this, just try to live without any money some time.

You won’t get very far without putting some gas in your vehicle.

And without being able to buy food, you will get hungry pretty quickly.

Are you starting to understand?

This is why governments love the idea of moving toward a cashless society. It would give them an immensely powerful surveillance tool.

So let us hope that this does not happen in Israel or anywhere else in the world either.

My Comment:
Once a nation currency is in a cashless society that means the government can track what you spent your digital money on. Maybe it’s time for me write an article what you should we do once our nation currency enters into a cashless society?