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Knarfs Knewz / Trump's USDA buried sweeping climate change response plan
« Last post by knarf on July 18, 2019, 05:52:35 PM »

The USDA’s climate resilience plan was supposed to be an update to a 2010 plan on climate science — a document that was released publicly during the Obama administration.

The Agriculture Department quashed the release of a sweeping plan on how to respond to climate change that was finalized in the early days of the Trump administration, according to a USDA employee with knowledge of the decision.

Staff members across several USDA agencies drafted the multiyear plan that outlines how the department should help agriculture understand, adapt to and minimize the effects of climate change.

Top officials, however, decided not to release the plan and told staff members to keep it for internal use only, the employee told POLITICO. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity out of fear of retribution.

The goal was to map out “the science that USDA needs to pursue over the next five to eight years for the department to meet the needs of the nation,” according to the plan, a copy of which was shared with POLITICO.

The revelation comes after a recent POLITICO investigation found that the department had largely stopped promoting its own scientific findings about the consequences of climate change. The USDA has also moved away from using phrases like climate change, climate, and greenhouse gas emissions in press releases and social media posts.

The scuttled plan, prepared in 2017, liberally uses those terms. The document also calls on USDA to help farmers, ranchers and forestland owners “understand their effect on climate change.”

A spokesperson for the department declined to answer specific questions about the plan but said that USDA has no policy in place to discourage dissemination of climate science or use of climate-related terms. The spokesperson also noted President Donald Trump repealed an Obama era executive order that required government agencies to conduct climate planning and that the current administration has different requirements in place.

The USDA’s climate resilience plan was supposed to be an update to a 2010 plan on climate science — a document that was released publicly during the Obama administration.

The plan had begun to go through an internal clearance process before a senior official quashed its release, according to the person familiar with the decision.

The 33-page plan sets ambitious goals for addressing a broad range of climate change effects. It proposes “moving agriculture and natural resource systems to carbon neutral and beyond” by reducing greenhouse gas emissions through practices such as increasing carbon storage in crops and soils.

It also notes the importance of studying the “human dimensions” of climate change — such as how it affects production, trade, pricing, and producer and consumer behavior.

The agenda proposes to make climate change “an explicit and functional component” of “all USDA mission areas through the timely development, delivery, and application of relevant science.”

The document acknowledges that climate change is already affecting farmers and ranchers as well as forests.

"Changing temperatures and precipitation, along with altered pest pressures, influence rates of crop maturation and livestock productivity," the document states.

"Forests are already experiencing increased disturbance, including widespread wildfires and pest-related die-offs, as a result of changing climactic conditions and prolonged drought," the plan continues. Elevated carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is already affecting the quality of grassland forage, the report notes.

But the plan also suggests farmers can make money by cutting greenhouse gas emissions and adopting practices that promote carbon sequestration.

The document also says that USDA should be working to "increase public awareness of climate change" and how it is likely to affect agriculture and forestry in particular.

News of the report comes as USDA’s chief scientist is scheduled to testify before the Senate Agriculture Committee this morning.

Scott Hutchins, deputy undersecretary for research, education and economics, is expected to field pointed questions from lawmakers about burying climate science at the department as well as on plans to relocate two research agencies out of Washington to Kansas City, as recently announced by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.

Both those agencies — the Economic Research Service and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture — were cited as important partners in carrying out the climate change plan.
Knarfs Knewz / The Disturbing Sound of a Human Voice
« Last post by knarf on July 18, 2019, 05:48:18 PM »
Hearing people talk can terrify even top predators such as mountain lions, with consequences that ripple through entire ecosystems.

Mountain lions found the sound of human poetry disturbing.

In the summer of 2017, the mountain lions, bobcats, and other residents of the Santa Cruz Mountains were treated to the dulcet tones of the ecologist Justin Suraci and his friends, reading poetry. Some of the animals became jittery. Others stopped eating. A few fled in fear.

Suraci, who’s based at the University of California at Santa Cruz, wasn’t there to see their reactions. He and his colleagues had strung up a set of speakers that would regularly play recordings of human speech in an area where people seldom venture. And they found that, the quality of the poetry aside, even the gentlest of human speech can make wild animals—even top predators—unnerved and watchful, in ways that shake entire food webs. It’s the clearest demonstration yet that we are among the scariest of animals—a super-predator that terrifies even the carnivores that themselves incite terror.

Even when predators aren’t killing anything, their tracks, smells, and sounds can instill a state of simmering unease in their prey. This creates what ecologists call a “landscape of fear”—a mental map of risk that affects how hunted animals move over physical terrain. For example, in 2016, Suraci and his adviser, Liana Zanette, from Ontario’s Western University, showed that raccoons in the Gulf Islands spent less time foraging on local beaches if they heard recordings of dogs. And because the raccoons skedaddled, the rock pools filled with more fish, worms, and crabs. Fear reshaped the entire beach.

Similar studies have shown that animals react very strongly to the perceived presence of spiders, hawks, sharks, and wolves. But what about humans? We kill many animals at much higher rates than their other natural predators, and we’re unusual in taking out those predators too. “We might expect animals to fear us, as any prey fears its predators,” says Suraci.

His team has shown that they certainly do. In an English forest, the researchers played the sounds of various carnivores to local badgers. The badgers ignored the sounds of wolves entirely and were mildly concerned by the growls of wolves and bears. But they were profoundly disturbed by human speech, even the genteel tones of some BBC documentaries and a reading of The Wind in the Willows.

Next, the team wanted to see whether a larger carnivore would behave similarly. In the Santa Cruz Mountains, they placed speakers at sites where mountain lions had killed large prey and were regularly returning to feed. When the cats approached, the team played either talking humans or croaking frogs. The frogs didn’t faze them. The human voices—including those of Rachel Maddow and Rush Limbaugh—made them flee more than 80 percent of the time.

“We thought it would be funny to play political commentators,” says Suraci. “But when we had to score the videos, and listen to Rush Limbaugh all the time, it wasn’t very enjoyable.” For their next experiment, he and his colleagues decided to use calmer fare, including poetry and nature writing that they themselves read aloud. They played these recordings through 25 speakers, covering a square-kilometer grid, and programmed them to play 40 percent of the time.

By tracking seven mountain lions that had been fitted with GPS collars, the team showed that the animals kept their distance from the grids, and moved more cautiously, when humans could be heard. Using camera traps, the team saw that medium-size carnivores were also perturbed: Bobcats became more nocturnal, skunks became less active, and opossums spent less time foraging. The only animals that benefited were mice and rats, which took advantage of the predators’ absence to expand their range and forage more intensely. To the rodents, the speakers provided a human shield.

“This study suggests that a conversation between two hikers can have a butterfly effect—a mountain lion moves more quickly, an opossum changes its feeding habits, deer-mouse activity increases,” says Kaitlyn Gaynor from UC Berkeley, who was not involved in the study. “People often fear large carnivores like mountain lions, but in reality, they are far more scared of us. And as this study suggests, their fear can reshape ecosystems.”

Crucially, these effects are separate from all the other things that humans do to animals, from destroying habitats to hunting them directly. Suraci’s studies show that through our mere presence, we can affect wildlife by changing the contours of their landscapes of fear. “We’re a very loud and big species,” says Suraci. “Much of what we do is potentially terrifying to wildlife, like industrial activity and vehicle traffic. We tried to get past all of that and isolate the perceived presence of humans, separate from all the other disturbing things we do. And the implication is that we don’t need to cut down the forest to have an impact on wildlife.”

That’s not to say that people must abandon all wild areas. If anything, it’s more important than ever for us to be connected to the natural world. “But there’s potential, in areas that are key wildlife habitats, to restrict activities during the day, or limit the numbers or timing of human access,” Suraci says.

Experiments like his give “an incredibly comprehensive picture of the reverberations of the human super-predator across the entire community,” says Meredith Palmer from Princeton University. “The next frontier is demonstrating if these changes are detrimental to the animals.” If they’re stressed, could they grow more slowly? If they spend more time hiding, could they miss out on mating opportunities? If they’re not foraging enough, would they die younger?

“Human-induced behavioral changes may be ultimately harmful to species and ecosystems if they make it harder for animals to survive and reproduce,” says Gaynor, “but a more optimistic takeaway is that they could actually enable large mammals to coexist with humans on an increasingly crowded planet.”
Geological & Cosmological Events / Re: Mud Flood
« Last post by azozeo on July 18, 2019, 03:35:34 PM »

In this video, Ancient American Roots, I will share a newspaper article written in 1858.
It’s a different style video than my others in which I offer zero personal opinion and simply read the article as it is. I feel as if I wrote the article in a past life and maybe you will agree.
I found it most fascinating that an article, written 160 years ago, completely sounds as if it was written today, by a newly awakened mind. It also shows how we still know very little about this American continent 160 years later.

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Last week, a Washington-based think tank warned of "potentially devastating economic consequences" for the US and global economies if Congress didn't pass a debt limit extension in the weeks to come.

A leaked copy of Epstein's "little black book" reveals some very rich individuals who should be nervous right now.

Holy hell! Good find.

Interesting that Dershowitz is asking a federal judge to dismiss a defamation lawsuit brought against him by Virginia Giuffre.

And like many innocent people, Dershowitz said, 'The important thing is that it doesn’t mention me.'

The Mutha' of all SHIT SHOWS is about to unravel.

Also the article was Cross Posted on Global Economic Intersection.  :icon_sunny:


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The Kitchen Sink / Meth Crazed Gators GONE WILD in 'BAMA
« Last post by azozeo on July 18, 2019, 11:47:37 AM »

Police Warn Against the Rise of Meth-Crazed Alligators in Alabama

Police have asked meth users to stop flushing their drugs down the toilet because they could create ‘meth-gators.’


(TMU) — Tennessee police have politely suggested that meth users abstain from flushing their stash down the toilet lest they create tweaked-out alligators or “meth-gators,” adding they should instead call law enforcement to ensure the proper disposal of the drugs.

Officers with the Loretto Police Department sent the message out following a recent drug bust in a now-deleted Facebook post, according to Birmingham News.

During the arrest of suspected drug dealer Andy Perry, the man was found trying to flush various forms of paraphernalia down the toilet along with large quantities of methamphetamines. Perry was eventually arrested when police discovered 12 grams of meth, 24 fluid ounce of liquid meth, and other paraphernalia throughout his home.

Perry faces charges of drug possession with intent for resale, possession of drug paraphernalia, and tampering with evidence.

While it remains unclear how much of the product he was actually able to flush down his toilet, the Loretto officers saw the incident as a good chance for a bit of humor along with an opportunity to remind drug users of the potentially serious environmental impact of flushing substances down the toilet.

In a statement posted to Facebook, the department warned against “hyped-up” animals roaming throughout the region, including possible “meth-gators” roaming throughout North Alabama.

The post, which has since disappeared along with the department’s Facebook page, read:

    “On a more or less serious note: Folks …please don’t flush your drugs m’kay. When you send something down the sewer pipe it ends up in our retention ponds for processing before it is sent down stream. Now our sewer guys take great pride in releasing water that is cleaner than what is in the creek, but they are not really prepared for meth.”

    Ducks, Geese, and other fowl frequent our treatment ponds and we shudder to think what one all hyped up on meth would do. Furthermore, if it made it far enough we could create meth-gators in Shoal Creek and the Tennessee River down in North Alabama.

    They’ve had enough methed up animals the past few weeks without our help. So, if you need to dispose of your drugs just give us a call and we will make sure they are disposed of in the proper way.”

And while meth-gators haven’t yet been sighted in Alabama so far, police are warning the public not to take any chances. The department suggests dropping drugs—including prescription pills—off at the local city hall, or contacting law enforcement for possible assistance.

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Far Out Newz / Re: YOUR BUSTED*** El Chapo Gets LIFE !
« Last post by azozeo on July 18, 2019, 11:44:05 AM »
After the sentencing, he is expected to be sent to a federal facility in Florence, Colorado, a maximum-security prison where the Unabomber and the Boston bomber are serving their time.

Wonder who the fourth seat for poker will be?

Hold em or fold em!

Far Out Newz / Re: WOO-WOO NEWZ Ed.
« Last post by azozeo on July 18, 2019, 11:42:39 AM »

Execution of George Bush Sr. doomed JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Merkel

The execution of George Bush Sr. and his wife Barbara is finally opening doors to a real takedown of the satanic Khazarian mafia cabal, multiple sources agree.  This is seen in all sorts of news events being reported, even by the corporate slave media.  The resignation of Trump’s Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta over his involvement in covering up for Mossad agent Jeffrey Epstein is just another domino to fall.  At least 110,000 others will follow, including a wide swathe of politicians, celebrities, and billionaires, promise Pentagon sources.

This purge at the top of world power will go hand-in-hand with a massive campaign to fix up the planet.  “A letter of recommendation for a world future planning agency has been distributed to all sovereign heads of state,” according to a high-level European royal family source.  The plan to reforest an area the size of the U.S. and China combined has been added to this proposal, the source also said.

This proposal is under a diplomatic/corporate/associated press embargo until the market-moving details of its structure are worked out, the source says.  However, he says it has already been decided that the project will dwarf even the multi-trillion-dollar Chinese Belt and Road Initiative.

World financial markets, which are becoming a giant hallucination with negative interest rates and soaring stock prices, may be shut down and rebooted as a part of the preparations, the source adds.

However, a complete purge of the satanic elements of the world power structure will be needed before this is possible, Pentagon and CIA sources note.  This has continued with a special forces raid on the Clinton Foundation and other satanic infrastructures that took place during a power outage in Manhattan last week, the sources say.

“While China may get media attention, an extreme prejudice counterintelligence task force, aided by the NSA, the (US) military, and Russia is ridding America of the [satanic] Zionist parasite, as the CIA and FBI atone for their crimes and protection of Epstein,” Pentagon sources say.

“With 110,000 indictments that are being unsealed with Epstein, a Twitter outage and California quakes, ICE raids with federal troops may lead to mass arrests, as Trump knows that it is now or never if he is to win in 2020,” one Pentagon source says.

Clearly, even if Trump is a Zionist agent, the push from the lower and middle ranks of the military-industrial complex will pop him out of power like a cork from a champagne bottle if he tries to stop it.

The Pentagon sources add, “Israel is under siege, as former Prime Minister Ehud Barak may have commanded Epstein blackmail operations as well as 9/11.”  Barak appears to have been ratted on by war criminal Benjamin Netanyahu, and internecine fighting in Israel intensifies, MI6 sources note.

Israel is also feeling the heat because “Turkey is getting Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missiles to break up NATO, project power, protect its offshore gas in Cyprus, and put Israel back in its sandbox,” the Pentagon sources say.

When in trouble, the fake Jews attack themselves in order to appear persecuted and justify aggression, Mossad sources say.  That is why the Mossad-created Hamas organization is now calling for Jews to be killed around the world, they say.

Message to the Jews:  Relax, nobody is going to kill you;  you are just being liberated from thousands of years of satanic Babylonian tyranny.

This imminent liberation can be seen as pressure against the satanists is intensifying from all directions, with pushes for “FISA disclosure, 9/11, 3/11[Fukushima], and Malaysian Air Flight 370/17 declassification,” Pentagon sources confirm.

This can be seen with investigations of Deutsche Bank, which indicate it was involved not only with financing Epstein, but also with drug-money laundering and with the Malaysian 1MDB scandal, multiple sources agree.

Former Prime Minister Najib Razak, who has been arrested in this scandal involving the embezzlement of billions of dollars, has been singing like a canary, CIA sources in Southeast Asia say.  Razak is negotiating a plea bargain in which he will trade his secret files on Malaysian Air Flight 370/17 for leniency, the sources say.  As long-time readers of this newsletter know, Flight 370/17 was used by former U.S. President Barack Obama for nuclear blackmail against world leaders, among other things.

Another sign that Bush Sr. is no longer around to sweep things under the carpet came when a ship owned by Bush-linked JP Morgan was busted with $1.3 billion worth of cocaine on it.

The fall of Bush has also exposed the German-led EUSSR.  The British, as we mentioned last week, have shown they can cut off European access to the Baltic and Mediterranean as well as the Suez Canal as they start playing Brexit hardball.

The European Galileo GPS system was also taken out of commission as part of a pressure campaign to get the EU to surrender, Pentagon sources say.


No wonder Angela (Hitler) Merkel was seen trembling in public for the third time in three weeks:

 German right-wing sources say if Merkel is not being attacked with electronic weapons, then “she has serious health problems based on a neurological or even neurodegenerative disorder like Parkinson’s disease or even a prion disease like kuru.  The public is entitled to know the exact reasons for her tremors,” the source adds.  It may just be stress.

The firing of the British Ambassador to the U.S. last week was also part of the high-level infighting, a British royal family source says. “We fired our envoy to Washington for insulting the Farnese [Pentagon] family.  Don’t pay attention to the rubbish they publish, common a day tittle tattle.”

This source also provided insight in the infiltration by Satanists of the highest ranks of European power.  “Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair

was compromised so as to be totally controlled by the Ninth Circle Satanic Cult at the Mothers of Darkness site in Europe.  We believe it was that incident that was used in the illegal Anglo-American Iraq war.  A lot of what you report is symptomatic of the total rot at the very highest levels of world government, which I have had to meet face on.”

Remember, Tony Blair and George Bush Jr. both went for private talks with Pope Maledict (Benedict XVI) after leaving office, apparently seeking protection from prosecution for their crimes in Iraq.  Take a look at this picture of Maledict (or any picture of him) and you can see pure evil.  It looks like he is under the control of some sort of malign entity.

World institutions were “very dysfunctional and hugely compromised by the Western families who, to be very honest, either simply gave up or found their new generations to be completely inept, as happened with Rothschild — whom I replaced,” the royal source said.

“There was an element in the world ruling class that was very rotten—really it was a mafia—and things have changed now, or at least the trajectory has pivoted,” he added.

The power transfer at the very highest level of Western institutions is what is making all the public disclosure and arrests possible, as this and other sources agree.

The last domino to fall may well be Japan.  Here, a criminal government that rules through fake opinion polls, fake elections, fake economic statistics, murder, and bribery is clinging to power.  They are probably going to get away with another election theft in the July 21st upper house election.  However, the person who put this government in power, Richard Armitage, is a dead man walking.  This murderer and drug dealer, a cousin of Barbara Bush and bagman to Bush Sr., has lost his high-level patrons.  When the move comes on Japan, “it will be sudden and absolute,” Asian secret society sources say.

The U.S. military, who control Japan, are about to dump criminal Japan handlers like Armitage, Michael Greenberg, and Gerald Curtis, Pentagon sources say.  However, this will only happen after the U.S. is cleaned up, they note.

Meanwhile, the U.S. military is making public preparations to stay in operation, even if the U.S. corporate government goes bankrupt.  They have already convinced Kuwait to help finance them, together with Saudi Arabia.  Now they are working on getting Japan to pay more, too.

The end game involves a Russian/U.S. military alliance to replace NATO, Pentagon sources say.  This unified “Christian” alliance would then negotiate world peace with the Asians, they say.  British royal family sources agree and add, “Usually things happen very fast when the deal is done, so hang on to your hat.”

As usual, though, we warn our readers to only believe it when you see it.  Trump, for example, has yet to make good on his promise to disclose 9/11 truth.  The world expects and demands a Nuremberg-style public trial of the high-level criminals.  Seeing people like Hillary and Bill Clinton dragged off in handcuffs would be a good start.

XR’s tactics are not based on how social movements have achieved policy change in liberal democracies. It is based on how dictatorships have been toppled. It draws directly on Erica Chenoweth and Maria Stephan’s book Why Civil Resistance Works, where they argue that non-violence is more effective than violence. The XR tactic is therefore based on how to achieve revolutions, not on how to get governments to respond to the will of the majority.

Law-breaking then becomes a more likely form of protest. One of XR’s spokespeople wrote on The Conversation that “the chances of … succeeding are relatively slim”. But since many in XR foresee societal breakdown as a result of climate breakdown, the cost of getting a criminal record diminishes. And if they continue to make the protests a bit of a festival, then the chances are we’ll see more disruption from Extinction Rebellion – even if it does alienate many others.

I would suggest that XR's tactics are correct, because it is a myth that we still live in a "liberal democracy..." even absent the coming of the orange shitgibbon. After such "improvements" as the USA PATRIOT Act, warrantless wiretapping, corporate harvesting and use of our data, relentless marketing and militarization of our lives, plus a whole host of local and state laws making it difficult if not impossible to collect rainwater, grow your own food on your property or live off the grid, it's pretty clear that whatever dystopia we're living in, to ain't a "liberal democracy."
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