Is This The Extinction Event We Were Warned About?

Geologists have been talking about peak oil for quite a while now. Yet, there are still oil deposits that haven’t been tapped. And in some places fracking has been implemented to squeeze more out of the ground.

But, even if we use up all the oil in the world, it won’t be the end of life as we know it. There are substitute fuels and technologies waiting in the wings, waiting for that day when the powerful oil companies become redundant.

But there is another natural resource that is reaching its peak, and there are no substitutes for this resource, and most importantly, without it, all life on earth would perish.

If ever there was a potential extinction event it would probably be the depletion of phosphorus. Why is phosphorus so important? Every living thing (whether plant, animal, or human) needs phosphorus to produce healthy cells. So, the fact that the world’s reserves of phosphorus are dwindling fast is really bad news. Unlike oil, which is found in many areas of the globe, phosphorus is not as ubiquitous.

An estimated 85 percent of the globe’s phosphate reserve is controlled by Morocco’s royal family. Much of it is located in the Western Sahara. Jeremy Grantham, cofounder of the prominent Boston-based global investment firm Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co., called this “the most important quasi-monopoly in economic history.”

Oddly, peak phosphorus doesn’t get the attention that peak oil gets and yet it is far more important. In a recent essay in Nature, Grantham, who also runs an environmental foundation, put the case bluntly: Our phosphorus use “must be drastically reduced in the next 20-40 years or we will begin to starve.”

The United States imports about 10 percent of our phosphate from Morocco. We also have some phosphorus mining operations in the U. S. The largest mining operation is in Florida.

Florida's strip mining operation solves one problem adn creates another.

Florida’s phophorus  mining creates a huge environmental problem.

Mining for phosphorus is environmentally devastating. It requires stripping large areas of land. It also creates massive amounts of phosphogypsum, an undesirable and toxic waste product. Phosphogypsum contains low levels of radiation and several heavy metals.

To date, these waste products have not been dealt with. There are huge piles of the stuff  in mining regions. The EPA estimates that central Florida houses nearly 1 billion metric tons of toxic phosphogypsum and it keeps growing to the tune of 32 million metric tons each year.

As the toxic waste piles grow, the phosphorus reserves dwindle. It is estimated that within 25 years Florida’s phosphorus will be depleted.

Is this a hopeless situation? No, there are ways to extract phosphorus from waste products, but to date no one is recycling waste products. Currently, phosphorus is allowed to fallow in the fields or wash away into waterways and eventually into the ocean. Animal manure and human urine are excellent sources of phosphorus. But there isn’t any infrastructure in place to recycle these waste products.

There is no simple solution, but its crucial that something be done soon because our other option is to pay outragious prices to the King of Morroco,  and eventually use up all the phosphorus.

An Unlikely Hero In The Killing Fields

The little country of Cambodia, located in South East Asia, has suffered three decades of war. This has taken a severe toll on its citizens. But even though the battles have finally ended, the casualties continue. The victims are often curious young boys who explore the countryside and discover one of the many existing landmines planted decades ago.

The Cambodian Mine Action Authority, established in late 2000 to regulate mine activities, estimates that these demining operations cost a staggering $30 million per year. But the cost of lives and limbs is even more staggering. The Cambodian Mine Victim Information Service has recorded 19,684 people killed by mines since 1979. They also have one of highest rates of amputees in the world, with approximately 40,000 sufferers.

Currently, there are four main demining organizations working in Cambodia – The Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC), the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF), The HALO Trust, and the Mines Advisory Group (MAG). At the current rate of funding and activity, it could take up to another 20 years to clear the mines from Cambodia’s soil.

It is extremely dangerous work to locate and disable landmines. They are buried beneath the soil, so they are an invisible threat. Since their housing is typically made of plastic, a metal detector will not find them. Unfortunately, there are no maps or charts to indicate where they are buried.

sniffing-rat

This unlikely hero is doing an important job.

But now, Cambodia is getting a “little” help from an unusual source. Rats! Gambian Pouched Rats to be precise. These rodents were deployed to Cambodia from Tanzania in April by a Belgian non-profit organization, APOPO, to help clear these deadly mines. APOPO has used the rodents for mine-clearing projects in several countries, including Angola, Mozambique, Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam.

One of the biggest advantages of using rats is that landmines pose no danger to them because the rats are not heavy enough to trigger an explosion. These clever rats are trained from the time they are 4 weeks old to sniff out TNT. When they find it, they scratch the ground at the site. 

rat Food_Reward

All the rats ask in return is a little love and a bite of banana.

The team of 15 rats and 18 handlers are still in training mode, but these rats are showing great promise. It takes one of these rats a matter of minutes to find a mine. It could take a human days, and it would be extremely dangerous work. One false move and a limb or a life could be lost.

A typical work day for these rats will find them in a training field, fitted with a harness which is connected by a leash to a matrix that confines the rat to a specific section of the field being searched. The rat sniffs around within this area and reacts when it gets a whiff of dynamite by digging at the target spot. The rats are then rewarded with a bite of banana.

Deploying these little bomb sniffers and their handlers in high numbers could drastically reduce the time needed to remove the deadly mines in Cambodia’s killing fields.

For their handlers, the rats are more than bomb detectors. “They are not just rats, they are like my brothers,” said 41-year-old handler Meas Chamroeun.

Superman Would Have Approved

Many of us remember the heartbreaking news of the tragic horse riding accident, in 1995, that left actor Christopher Reeve paralyzed from the neck down.

He was at the peak of his career, having starred as Superman in four hit movies. His work in Hollywood didn’t end completely, but it was drastically curtailed due to his injury.

He was optimistic that researchers would someday discover a treatment for spinal injuries. He believed that embryonic stem cells were the answer to a cure and lobbied the U.S. Congress to make legal their use in research. He died in 2004, unable to achieve that goal.

FAST FORWARD TO 2015
Two separate research teams in two different parts of the world are simultaneously working on treatments for spinal injuries. These two teams are not connected. They are not collaborating. And yet the two teams may have each discovered different halves of the future treatment for spinal injuries.

A NEW DRUG THERAPY
A group of U.S. scientists have developed a drug that can encourage nerves in the spinal cord to grow.
This drug concentrates on interfering with a natural reaction that occurs when the nerve cells are injured. Normally, when the spinal cord is damaged sugary proteins are released at the site of the injury, creating a sticky goo. The long spindly part of the nerve – the axon – gets trapped in this goo when it tries to cross the site of the injury.

The researchers used rats with spinal cord injuries in their study. These rats were injected with a chemical under the skin at the site of their injury. The drug works by disrupting the formation of the “sticky goo” which prevents nerve cells from growing after the injury. Lab tests resulted in 21 out of 26 rats showing some degree of recovery either in their ability to move or in bladder function.

“It was amazing – the axons kept growing and growing,” said lead researcher Professor Jerry Silver. “What we could see was really remarkable. Some recovered to a fantastic extent and so well you could hardly tell there was an injury. But, further testing in larger animals is needed before human trials can take place.”

Professor Silver expects that future therapy, resulting from this research, would most likely be used in conjunction with other treatments that are now being pioneered, such as nerve transplants and electrical stimulation.

Dr. Lyn Jakeman, from the US National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, said: “There are currently no drug therapies available that improve the very limited natural recovery from spinal cord injuries that patients experience. This is a great step towards identifying a novel agent for helping people to recover.”

This study was published in the journal, Nature.

A NEW CELL THERAPY
Darek Fidyka, 40, from Poland, was paralyzed from the chest down after being stabbed repeatedly in the back in a 2010 attack. He’s been confined to a wheel chair since that time. Recently a research team from the Institute of Neurology at the University College of London, tried an experimental treatment on Mr. Fidyka that shows real promise.

The treatment uses olfactory ensheathing cells (OECs). Olfactory glands are the only nerves in the human body that regrow and its the OECs that act as pathway cells, enabling nerve fibres in the olfactory system to be continually renewed.

Their experimental treatment involved two main procedures. In the first procedure, surgeons removed one of the patient’s olfactory bulbs and grew the cells in a culture for two weeks.

The second procedure, two weeks later, was more involved. In this step, they transplanted the cultured OECs into the spinal cord. They only had a drop-size (about 500,000 cells) of material to work with, and yet, they were able to make about 100 micro injections of these OECs just above and below the injury.

In addition to the injections, four thin strips of nerve tissue, were taken from the patient’s own ankle and placed across the 8mm (0.3in) gap on the left side of the cord (a narrow strip of nerve tissue on the right side had survived the knife attack and was still connected).

The scientists believed the OECs would provide a pathway to enable fibres above and below the injury to reconnect, using the nerve grafts to bridge the gap in the cord.

Today, Mr. Fidyka is walking again. He has to use a support frame, but he is thrilled with the outcome. He says, “It’s an incredible feeling. When you can’t feel almost half your body, you are helpless, but when it starts coming back it’s like you were born again.”

Professor Raisman, Chair of Neural Regeneration, led the team in the U.K. He said this is “more impressive than man walking on the moon.” Professor Wagih El Masri, Consultant and Spinal Injuries Surgeon remarked, “I have waited about 40 years for a moment like this and I am hopeful that this moment will be repeated and confirmed independently” Their research was published in the journal “Cell Transplantation”.

Unfortunately, Christopher Reeve died in 2004. The preliminary results of both of these studies would have been great news to him, maybe even hope for his condition. Ironically, his much touted embryonic stem cells were not part of either of these treatments. But somehow I think Superman would have approved.

What Are They Spraying On Us?

This is why contrails are now chemtrails

The above quote comes directly from the most revealing government document I have read regarding chem-trails. This document should end the debate over their existence and purpose.

Its hard to comprehend that a government would subject their own population to the chemicals they are spraying in our skies. It is the trust that so many have for their government that makes it easier for them to cover our skies with chem-trails. The vast majority of people are generally moral and wouldn’t even think of doing such a thing to their fellow humans. It takes a special kind of person to do this, and not the kind of person most of us can relate to.

I once believed I was seeing contrails (condensation trails). But I can’t say that anymore. The document I discovered contains hard, indisputable data that I have to share with the world. The more people who are made aware of the toxic spraying that is happening in our skies, the better chance we have to make the perpetrators stop.

I discovered this revealing document quite by accident through a Google search. It resides on the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission website. It has never been classified as top secret. I can only assume it has been available for the public’s scrutiny since May 5, 2008 (the date on the document),

This 35-page document, describes the science behind chemtrails and their affect on the weather and the impact on our health. There is even a section that dicusses how chem-trails can work in conjunction with HAARP to weaponize the weather.

Why would this document reside on the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission website? That’s an easy one— commodities include farm products (soy beans, corn, etc). Corporate farms could benefit greatly from a system of human-controlled weather. And if those who invest in commodities also control the chemtrails… well, are you starting to get the idea?

The following excerpts are copied directly from the document (in italics), followed by my comment (in bold).


North America is now suffering its seventh year of conspicuous and dangerous aerosol and electromagnetic operations conducted by the U.S. government under the guise of national security. Concerned citizens watch in fear as military tankers discolor the skies with toxic chemicals that morph into synthetic clouds.

Comment: This document is 7 years old, so it has now been 14 years.


Tiny synthetic filaments called polymers are part of the brew…Polymer chemist Dr. R. Michael Castle has found that some of these (synthetic filaments) contain bioactive materials, which can cause “serious skin lesions and diseases when absorbed into the skin.” He has identified microscopic polymers comprised of genetically engineered fungal·forms mutated with viruses. He says that trillions of fusarium (fungus)/virus mutated spores, which secrete a powerful myco-toxin, are part of the air we breathe.

Comment: Morgellon’s disease? People suffering with this affliction have been labeled delusional.


HAARP transmissions make holes in the ozone, creating yet another hobgoblin. HAARP inventor Bernard Eastlund described in his original patent how antenna energy can interact with plumes of atmospheric particles, used as a lens or focusing device, to modify weather. HAARP is capable of triggering floods, droughts and hurricanes, much to the chagrin of both the European Parliament and the Russian Duma.”

Comment: Some people believe Hurricane Sandy was triggered or magnified by HAARP technology.


Since the effects of chem-trails are so detrimental to our health and well-being, why are they routinely sprayed in the skies above us? How can so many people deny their existence when all you have to do is look up? I have only scratched the surface of the contents in this document. Please download, read it, share it.
Its not just happening in the United States. This technology is known throughout the world.

Click here to download the PDF document from the original source, www.cftc.gov.

If you can’t get it using this link, send me an email.

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Hey Kids! Let’s Roundup All the Essential Minerals

crop-duster

Thanks to Monsanto’s genetically modified corn, these crops can be sprayed with Roundup Weed Killer multiple times throughout the season.

If you haven’t heard of GMO corn or RoundUp-Ready Corn, you have probably been spending too much time on a mountain-top in Tibet. I suggest that you might want to stay there.

The first thing you need to understand about GMOs is Monsanto’s patented weed killer, marketed as RoundUp. The active ingredient in RoundUp is glyphosate. This product is widely used by mega-corporate farms to keep weeds from growing among their crops.

What many people don’t know is that an earlier version of RoundUp was originally developed as a chelator agent for use in cleaning the mineral buildup that accumulated in industrial pipes. Glyphosate bonds to minerals at the molecular level—most all minerals including calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium & manganese. Once bonded to the mineral buildup, it is then flushed out, leaving a clean pipe.

But now, glyphosate is used in herbicides. The same chelating process that cleans out pipes, also kills weeds because, like every living organism on Earth, they need essential minerals to thrive. For this reason, RoundUp cannot be used near natural farm crops, grazing land, hay fields, or even flower gardens, because it doesn’t play favorites. It can and will kill any green, leafy plant it encounters. In years past, farmers would spray their plowed fields a few weeks prior to planting their crop. But, once the seed or seedlings were planted, they couldn’t use RoundUp again until the next growing season.

Monsanto realized if they could develop a strain of corn that was immune to the chelating action of Roundup, they could multiply their sales to farmers by up to 10 times. The plan went like this: Charge the farmer a premium price for their special patented RoundUp -immune corn, then sell even more RoundUp for supplemental sprayings, because now farmers can spray their crops as often as they need to. The farmers will be thrilled to finally have a way to keep those pesky weeds out of their cornfields.

The plan worked beautifully. Now just about everything we eat has some level of Roundup-immune corn. Nearly all boxed, bagged, canned, and frozen products include some corn products, the most common being high fructose corn syrup.

Laboratory tests performed on Monsanto’s genetically modified corn indicate that Monsanto’s patented corn is as safe and nutritious as Mother Nature’s version. These conclusions should not surprised you at all. Anyone could plant it in their own backyard and it would be a good healthy source of food. But, the study does not indicate that the corn was subjected to multiple applications of RoundUp, this study means nothing. It is not the corn itself that is a danger to our health. corn

The danger lies in the fact that this strain of corn tolerates sprayings of RoundUpthroughout the growing season, at every stage of the corn’s growth cycle. It saves the farmer a lot of work and money. Instead, of hiring many farm hands and purchase expensive machinery to tackle the weeds, he hires one crop duster to spray the corn every couple weeks.

Maybe you remember, back in 1989, the controversy surrounding the plant growth regulator known as ‘Alar’. It was sprayed on apples, pears, and other tree fruits in the United States. It was determined that, even though these fruits were washed before processing, traces of Alar were still detected in juice and other products made from the sprayed fruit. As a result of these findings, the product was voluntarily withdrawn from the market by the manufacturer, Uniroyal Chemical Company.

But, Monsanto has too much invested in this project to pull their products off the market. This is not just a single chemical, this is a catalog of patented strains of corn and a growing catalog of other farm crops, that only have the benefit of tolerating their weed killer.

Yes, Glyphosate is being sprayed on our food in massive quantities, and like the Alar that stayed with fruits even after washing, has a huge potential of remaining within the food itself. When we ingest food containing corn products the likelihood that we are ingesting Roundup is quite high.

Everything we ingest, eventually ends up in our blood stream—the good, the bad, and the ugly, the same place where essential minerals are found. The only question lingering is, what does ingesting foods that have been sprayed multiple times with an industrial pipe cleaner do to our health?

That’s the study that needs to take place (and not by Monsanto or any lab they select)

One Man’s Candy Crush Saga

Candy Crush Saga can be bad for your health, especially if you play it all day for two months straight. A 29-year old man, who went to his doctor complaining of “chronic left thumb pain and loss of motion”, admitted to playing Candy Crush “all day for 6 to 8 weeks.”

The patient, who is right-handed, played mostly with his left hand while using his right hand for other activities. “Playing was a kind of secondary thing, but it was constantly on,” he said.

The patient was diagnosed with a rupture of the tendon between the wrist and the first thumb knuckle. The injury required surgery.

Considering the seriousness of the injury, the doctor was surprised that the patient had not experienced pain earlier. Yet, the pain manifested only after the tendon ruptured.

A report on this case, authored by a group of doctors led by Dr. Andrew Doan of the Naval Medical Center San Diego theorized that the visual distraction and pleasurable nature of playing Candy Crush provided a plausible explanation for why the patient did not feel pain until the injury escalated to a rupture. The doctors’ report cited previous research that found video games could suppress the perception of pain in pediatric patients and burn victims.

In other words, playing a video game, such as Candy Crush, for an extended time may prevent a player from experiencing pain that he or she should could be experiencing. As a result, some players may play beyond the point when they should in order to avoid serious injury.

Previous research has suggested that playing certain video games can:

  • reduce stress
  • make players more morally sensitive
  • cause lingering effects in behavior and visual perception
  • cause injury
  • and increase brain size

The authors of the medical paper wrote, “Research might consider whether video games could have a role in clinical pain management and as nonpharmacologic alternatives during uncomfortable or painful medical procedures. They may also have a role in reducing stress. It may be interesting to ascertain whether various games differ in their ability to reduce the perception of pain.”

However the report also noted, “The potential for video games to reduce pain perception raises clinical and social considerations about excessive use, abuse, and addiction.”