Published time: January 26, 2014 09:44
“There is no question that the US is engaged in economic spying,” said Snowden.
If an industrial giant like Siemens has something that the NSA believes “would be beneficial to the national interests, not the national security, of the United States, they will go after that information and they’ll take it,” the whistleblower said, giving an example. More…
BY: Lachlan Markay
January 24, 2014 4:45 pm
Research supports conservative case against unemployment benefit extensions
New academic research released last week showing that extending unemployment benefits is a net economic drag could strengthen the conservative case against extending those benefits at the federal level.
Congress allowed benefits for the long-term unemployed to expire at the end of 2013 as part of a larger budget deal. Democrats have offered proposals to extend the benefits. More…
Last updated 05:00 26/01/2014
Ripping up the playground rulebook is having incredible effects on children at an Auckland school.
Chaos may reign at Swanson Primary School with children climbing trees, riding skateboards and playing bullrush during playtime, but surprisingly the students don’t cause bedlam, the principal says.
The school is actually seeing a drop in bullying, serious injuries and vandalism, while concentration levels in class are increasing.
Principal Bruce McLachlan rid the school of playtime rules as part of a successful university experiment. More…
By Matthew Miller
24 January 2014 3:50pm NZ time
Be Prepared for anything that comes your way: Whenever employed or not it always paid to be prepared for anything that comes your way even if you’re either a hard worker or a sloth or on the unemployed dole or sickness or injury or disability dole [note the disabled people maybe not be able to do much or anything at all] or even you meeting your Boss’s satisfaction or you own boss or you’re self-employed. Because disasters do come and go in your life. In New Zealand a great earthquake occur in Christchurch in September 2010 and were people prepared? Since 2008 people were starting to lose their job because of the recession which begin since in late 2008 I believed it’s been going ever since especially in the United States and European Union. More…
Geoengineering is the artificial modification of Earths climate systems through two primary ideologies, Solar Radiation Management (SRM) and Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR)\
CARBON DIOXIDE REMOVAL (CDR)
Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) and seqeustration. This is artificial trees, ocean fertilization etc. These projects are declassified for the most part. This method of geoengineering IS NOT the focus of this website.
SOLAR RADIATION MANAGEMENT (SRM)
Solar Radiation Management (SRM), controlling sunlight before it reaches the planet. More…
Last updated 05:00 21/01/2014
Schapelle Corby has cleared two of the bureaucratic hurdles standing between her and her parole bid, and has only two more to go before she can be released from Kerobokan prison.
A spokesman for the Indonesian Corrections department, Ayub Suratman, has confirmed that the Australian government has issued the convicted drug smuggler a new passport at the request of the country’s immigration department.
The immigration department has also confirmed in writing that Corby, who has served nine years in jail, was legally able to stay in Indonesia to serve out her sentence. More…
Published: 9:01AM Friday January 24, 2014
Source: ONE News
Ministry for Primary Industries staff will be out in Whangarei today, setting traps to catch any more Queensland fruit flies that may be in the area.
A 1.5km quarantine zone has been set up around the property where a single male fruit fly was found yesterday.
Traps laced with fly-friendly pheromones are being set up in the Parehaka and Riverside areas, on every property within 200m from where the fly was found. More… More info on stuff.co.nz
3 January 2014
Using industrial hemp for the production of bioenergy has been promoted by enthusiasts for a long time. Shutterstock
Bioenergy is currently the fastest growing source of renewable energy. Cultivating energy crops on arable land can decrease dependency on depleting fossil resources and it can mitigate climate change. More…
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Jonathan Benson, staff writer
(NaturalNews) The “big dogs” in chemical agriculture are on a witch hunt to reverse a bill passed by the Kauai County Council back in November that sets reasonable restrictions on the cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on the Hawaiian island. According to the Huffington Post, an unholy trinity represented by DuPont, Syngenta and Agrigenetics Inc. (an affiliate of Dow AgroSciences) has filed a federal lawsuit arguing against Measure 2491, which is intended to set buffer zones between schools and fields sprayed with pesticide, for instance, and requires companies to disclose when and where they are spraying their poisonous concoctions, as well as report genetically modified crops. More…