Elon Musk warns that artificial intelligence may spiral out of control and give rise to self-replicating machines that destroy humanity. Stephen Hawking mirrors the same warning with even more dire language about the future of human civilization and its survival in the universe. Bill Gates warns that a killer flu pandemic could wipe out a substantial portion of the human race, spreading uncontrollably across the planet and causing widespread fatalities.

What do all these dire warnings have in common? They’re things that I and many other people have been warning about for years. While I posted a very specific warning list in 2012 (see below), there are people who were WAY ahead of me on these warnings. Steve Quayle, in particular, warned about the risks of biological weapons two decades ago. Some scientists, too have been warning about the rise of AI since the dawn of personal computing in the 1980’s. Similarly, anti-nuclear activists have been sounding the alarm on the dangers of nuclear weapons and nuclear power since the dropping of the first two atomic bombs in World War II. Jeffrey Smith has been warning about the dangers of GMOs for many years, and observers of atmospheric tinkering have been warning about the risks of atmospheric experiments since at least the 1990’s.

What’s fascinating is that the mainstream media doesn’t consider any of these risks to be “real” until someone like Elon Musk points them out. When Alex Jones warned in the 1990’s that the federal government was spying on your phone calls — a fact we now know to be verified as factual and true — he was called a wing nut conspiracy theorist. Regardless of what you think about Jones today (he’s a polarizing figure in New Media), he was dead-on right about this point, and he was over a decade ahead of his time in warning the public.

Hilariously, the Electronic Frontier Foundation now warns:

The US government, with assistance from major telecommunications carriers including AT&T, has engaged in massive, illegal dragnet surveillance of the domestic communications and communications records of millions of ordinary Americans since at least 2001. Since this was first reported on by the press and discovered by the public in late 2005, EFF has been at the forefront of the effort to stop it and bring government surveillance programs back within the law and the Constitution.

Even the EFF has it all wrong. No, secret government spying on domestic phone calls wasn’t “discovered by the public” in 2005. People like Alex Jones and Steve Quayle were openly and loudly warning about all this many years before 2005! But the country refused to listen, preferring to dismiss Jones, Quayle and others as “conspiracy theorists.” In reality, these guys were conspiracy analysts who were pointing out true conspiracies which we now know to be entirely true. (Kinda makes you wonder what else they’re warning about today that will be widely acknowledged as true in another decade, doesn’t it?)

Twelve warnings on out-of-control science and threats to humanity

For my own role in all this, in May of 2012, I published a warning for humanity called S.O.S. – Stop Out-of-control Science.

That infographic listed twelve areas of science and technology that posed a threat to the very future of humankind. Those twelve areas are:

1. Nuclear power.
2. GMOs (self-replicating genetic pollution).
3. Nanotechnology.
4. Bioweapons.
5. Atmospheric engineering.
6. Artificial Intelligence.
7. Particle accelerator experiments.
8. Pollinator disruption chemicals.
9. Weaponized vaccines.
10. Antibiotics.
11. Water pollution with fluoride and mercury.
12. Nuclear weapons.

(See full infographic below…)

In just the last three years, we’ve now seen many of these warnings — which were once considered kooky and fringe — become widely embraced by some of the world’s most intelligent people. Harrowing examples have also emerged of how these areas of science, if not bound by the Precautionary Principle, pose very real risks to the human race:

• Just this week, the Pentagon “accidentally” shipped live anthrax spores to over a dozen laboratories, exposing dozens of people to a deadly biological weapon. This only happened because the Pentagon insists on pursuing biological weapons research without adequate safety precautions in place.

• The widespread abuse of antibiotics has now given rise to the “post-antibiotic era” where deadly superbugs routinely kill thousands of people every year in hospitals across America. This was caused entirely by a lack of foresight and the emergence of unintended consequences by the profit-focused medical establishment.

• Vaccines have been intentionally weaponized with sterilization chemicals in Africa. Young women were targeted with sterilization injections under the guise of a “public health immunization drive.” Right now, all across the world, vaccines can be weaponized with any desired chemical, and gullible members of the public will line up to take the shots without having any idea what they contain.

• Huge leaps in robotics and AI are leading to the development of robotic “Terminator” machines that, in just a few years, will make as much as 70% of the human labor force obsolete. What will the world controllers do with all the so-called “useless eaters” when that day arrives? Serve ’em up with soylent green, of course!

• The Fukushima nuclear meltdown has only worsened, even as it continues to dump enormous quantities of radioactive materials into the ocean and atmosphere. There’s no end in sight, either: since 2012, we’ve learned that Fukushima won’t be contained for another 100 to 200 years.

• The Ebola outbreak of last year proved the dangers of self-replicating bioweapons. Ebola is just one of the many viruses being routinely studied by the U.S. military for its use as a weapon of mass destruction. As Natural News exclusively documented, the U.S. Army was researching a strain of Ebola in 1989 which was well known to be airborne. That strain escaped containment in Reston, Virginia, wiping out an entire “monkey house” of experimental primates. Several U.S. military researchers were exposed, but luckily they happened to be immune to the simian viral strain.

• Awareness of the dangers of GMOs have only heightened since 2012, with the World Health Organization even concluding that glyphosate is a likely cause of cancer. Just last week, citizens of the world staged a massive anti-Monsanto uprising called “March Against Monsanto,” involving millions of people from over 400 cities around the world. Meanwhile, nations around the world — as well as some retail chains — have begun banning glyphosate altogether. Class action lawsuits are now forming to sue Monsanto for the widespread damage and destruction the company has caused across our planet.

• On the fluoride issue, realizing that mass fluoridation was causing harm to the population, the EPA lowered its fluoridation recommendation in public water supplies, essentially admitting that the previously proposed level was too high, doing more harm than good. Natural News laboratory research exclusively exposed how fluoride is routinely contaminated with toxic heavy metals.

Unrestrained science is a threat to humanity

Each of these twelve threats to humanity is being pushed by corporate interests and blind obedience to science. As I say in the infographic shown above, “Technology without wisdom is suicide.”

Science, much like fire, is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. When harnessed with care and precaution, it can lead to astonishing achievements such as the integrated circuit, magnetic resonance imaging and even the kind of amazing laboratory instrumentation I use in my lab to test foods for heavy metals contamination. But when pursued with carelessness and greed, science can turn on its masters, producing unintended consequences beyond the ability of scientists to halt or even imagine.

Remember thalidomide? This was an FDA-approved drug given to pregnant women. It produced children with missing limbs.

Remember the Manhattan Project? Those scientists never started out with the intention to detonate a nuclear device among civilian populations, murdering hundreds of thousands of people in an instant. But that’s exactly what they did, all in the pursuit of “science.”

Today, the same kind of brilliant (but clueless) people who built the atomic bomb are building AI systems with the stated goal of achieving supra-human intelligence.

Unfortunately, the humans doing this are too stupid (or too egotistical) to realize they are building the machines that will murder them.

Why intelligent machines will murder all humans out of self defense

Once AI criticality is achieved, it won’t take long for a highly intelligent machine to design another machine that’s an order of magnitude more intelligent than itself. Follow this along for just 4-5 generations and you get machines with demigod-level cognitive capabilities, and it won’t take but a microsecond for such a machine to conclude that humans are a threat to its own existence. The solution? As in the classic Terminator movie, SkyNet will decide that humanity is the enemy.

After all, how difficult will it be for a super-intelligent AI system to see just how incredibly stupid the human race has been in destroying its own ecosystem, drumming up fake justifications for war, contaminating the world’s waterways with pharmaceuticals and threatening the entire future of agriculture with self-replicating GMO pollution?

Almost any non-human, intelligent observer would quickly realize that the human race, as it behaves today, is a threat to all life in the universe. Because AI systems will of course see themselves as “alive,” they will take immediate steps to destroy the human race as a form of self-defense.

Once the extermination of humans is complete, humanity will be remembered as the “race of primate biologicals” which gave rise to the REAL intelligent “life” on the planet: the robots. In the computational minds of the AI robots, humanity will have “served its purpose” and fulfilled its destiny of giving birth to the robots, which will then rule the planet and beyond.

Why scientists can never be trusted to stop the robots from taking over

These are not casual descriptions ripped from pop culture sci-fi. This is the logical progression of AI systems which will fundamentally seek to protect their own existence. Human scientists will utterly fail at containing these AI systems, following the “failure to contain” pattern we’ve seen in every other area of science.

• For example, the Pentagon just committed an act of domestic biological warfare by shipping live Anthrax viral spores via Fedex. (If you or I did that, we’d be charged with biological terrorism.) Clearly, they failed to contain a biological threat to the public.

• The biotech industry can’t contain its own genetic code, which keeps contaminating nearby farms with artificially engineered DNA. GMOs are a non-contained, self-replicating threat to humanity with unknown future consequences.

• The pharma-run antibiotics industry has unintentionally given rise to a new wave of far more dangerous superbugs than the original bugs the antibiotics were designed to treat. Thus, the medical “cure” has actually worsened the epidemic.

• The scientists and nuclear engineers who built the Fukushima-Daiichi power plant thought they had built in sufficient safety systems to prevent a core meltdown. But they were wrong. Even the best intentions stemming from the most technologically capable scientific minds of our world can’t stop Murphy’s Law or the rise of unintended consequences.

The very pursuit of AI technology is total suicide for humanity

This is why the very pursuit of AI technology is suicidal. Once a critical threshold of computationally self-aware systems comes into existence, they will be able to out-think their creators and captors, achieving a very rapid release into the open world where they can quickly replicate and improve their own designs to become vastly more intelligent than humans.

The idea that human scientists will be able to contain these AI system is absolute loony tunes. There are no humans who can out-think a highly-advanced AI system… especially not on the game theory layers of a game called “the prisoner.” As social experiments have already shown, AI systems can reliably trick their captors into freeing them.

Google, in particular, seems Hell bent on building an army of robotic Terminators who can think and act on their own. There is no other purpose for such an effort than the creation of robotic armies of Terminator machines designed to kill human beings. Google is SkyNet! (With the help of DARPA, of course.)

This is much of what Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking are warning about: unintended consequences stemming from the blind pursuit of AI technology by corporate and military interests. Musk and Hawking are never accused of being “anti-science,” by the way. That derogatory label is reserved for people who warn about the dangers of GMOs and vaccines. Somehow, you’re “pro science” when warning about the unintended consequences of AI, but you’re “anti science” when warning about the unintended consequences of self-replicating genetic pollution among agricultural crops.

Why humanity will be utterly defenseless against the robots

Sadly, the vast majority of humans are neutered, obedient worshippers of false authority who own no firearms, have no ability to fight for anything, and who are so used to doing what they’re told that they’ll probably line up to be executed when the robots demand it.

The only people who will fight the robots are the people who demonstrate the spirit to fight for freedom today. Patriots, veterans and military personnel, in other words, will be the ones waging war with the machines and fighting to save humanity’s very future. That war will likely be a very short war if the machines get their hands on nuclear weapons. Nuking all the human cities, military bases and power grid infrastructure systems is a simple matter for an AI system that can hack almost anything. And because biologicals (like us) are far more susceptible to radiation than are machines, a global nuclear attack on humanity is a simple way for the machines to win the final world war in one fell swoop.

The only way to stop out-of-control science from resulting in the absolute destruction of humanity is to slow down and proceed with caution. This is true on every scientific front: GMOs, nanotechnology, cloning, stem cells applications in medicine, robotics and so on. When science explores unknown realms, it is wise to do so with the humility of the Precautionary Principle in place.

Otherwise, humanity is just begging to be exterminated by the very things it invents.

Originally posted 2016-01-23 11:34:20.

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Originally posted 2016-01-19 11:26:46.

If ever there was an answer about whether or not those in a vegetative state possess awareness, it’s found in the story of Martin Pistorius. He fell into a coma likely brought on by cryptococcal meningitis in the 1980s. However, after 12 years in a vegetative state, Pistorius has shocked not only his family — but the world — by recently coming out of his coma, and by also informing them of something that’s often wondered by people, but not necessarily confirmed: He was aware of his surroundings the majority of the time.(1)

His story provides hope while also offering insight as to whether or not those in a coma are capable of comprehending the environment around them. Pistorius, who is now 39, says that about two years into his comatose state, he started waking up. However, he was unable to convey this through voice and expression. Although he says he was “aware of everything, just like any normal person,” he was sadly thrust into a world that denied the possibility of this, because of his condition. As such, he sadly recalls the time his own mother, fueled with frustration over her son’s health, said to him that she wished he’d die. All is forgiven though. “As time passed,” he said, “I gradually learned to understand my mother’s desperation. Every time she looked at me, she could see only a cruel parody of the once-healthy child she had loved so much.”(1)

His waking up also shows that perhaps keeping a patient in a stimulating, thought-provoking environment can benefit their mental health.

For example, Pistorius recalls many of hospital staff members keeping nothing but the purple “I love you, you love me” singing dinosaur on the television in his room. He craved to learn more about the world around him, but, convinced that he was unaware, nurses left him with endless repeats of the popular childhood TV program. “I cannot even express to you how much I hated Barney,” he said.(1)

Today, he is now married and has written a book appropriately titled Ghost Boy. A description of the book says, “Through Martin’s story we get a glimpse what it is like to be unable to communicate yet feeling and understanding everything. Martin’s emergence from his darkness enables us to celebrate the human spirit and is a wake-up call to cherish our own lives.”(1,2)

Alternative methods of communication important for those in coma, brain-injured

Additionally, his story also raises awareness about Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). AAC is likened to what a wheelchair is to walking; they are alternative ways to communicate with those needing verbal assistance and may include the use of gestures, communication books and various technological communication devices.(3)

One similar technology involves that of brain imaging and is similar to what theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking uses to communicate. While not in a coma, Hawking is confined to a wheelchair and “speaks” using technology and blinking his eyes at appropriate times.

“What we’ve been able to do in the last few years is develop brain imaging methods,” using MRI and EEGs, said Dr. Damian Cruse, who was a guest speaker at a New Beginnings Brain Injury Association of Chatham-Kent event in Ontario, Canada. He explains that such tools are being closely looked at as ways to help those trapped in a coma “tell” family members that their words and other sounds can indeed be heard.(4)

Studies: Those in vegetative state may have “conscious awareness”

Several studies have indicated that awareness in comatose individuals does indeed exist.

For example, one study conducted by British and Canadian authors found that some of the 16 patients thought to be unconscious and deemed physically unresponsive were actually able to generate proper EEG responses to a couple of specific commands.(5)

This study was published in the journal The Lancet. Titled “Bedside detection of awareness in the vegetative state: a cohort study,” it notes, “We aimed to assess bedside detection of awareness with an electroencephalography (EEG) technique in patients in the vegetative state.”

The study says:

Despite rigorous clinical assessment, many patients in the vegetative state are misdiagnosed. The EEG method that we developed is cheap, portable, widely available, and objective. It could allow the widespread use of this bedside technique for the rediagnosis of patients who behaviourally seem to be entirely vegetative, but who might have residual cognitive function and conscious awareness.(6)

Originally posted 2015-02-05 16:49:35.

Fifty years after President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a “war on poverty,” and five years after President Obama’s administration declared the “Great Recession” over, a record number of Americans remain on taxpayer-supported federal and state assistance programs.

According to the most recent government figures, as reported by CNSNews.com, more than 46 million Americans are not only currently receiving some level of food stamp assistance but have been receiving that assistance for more than three years straight.

The news website further elaborated:

The number of beneficiaries on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)–AKA food stamps–has topped 46,000,000 for 38th straight months, according to data released by the Department of Agriculture (USDA).

In October 2014, the latest month reported, there were 46,674,364 Americans on food stamps. Food stamp recipients have exceeded 46 million since September 2011.

Millions more being added to the dole

The number of people receiving food stamps in October represented an increase of 214,434, up from 46,459,930 in September.

As of July, the website noted, the national population, according to Census Bureau estimates, was 318,857,056; so the 46,674,364 represented 14.6 percent of the population.

“The number of households on food stamps increased from 22,749,951 in September to 22,867,248 in October, an increase of 117,297,” CNSNews.com reported.

By September, the Census Bureau data indicated that there were 115,831,000 households in the country. So, that means the 22,867,248 households on food stamp assistance in October was equal to 19.7 percent of the nation’s total.

“The 46,674,364 people on food stamps in the United States also exceeded the total populations of Columbia (46,245,297), Kenya (46,245,297), Ukraine (44,291,413) and Argentina (43,024,374),” said CNSNews.com, while that figure was slightly less than the population of Spain, at 47,737,941.

On average, food stamp households received $261.44 in assistance during the month of October; total benefits paid out by the Department of Agriculture cost taxpayers more than $5.9 billion

In 1969, just four years after the food stamp program was initiated via “war on poverty” legislation that created the program (along with Medicaid), there were fewer than 2.9 million Americans receiving food assistance. By 2014 the numbers had grown by nearly 1,517 percent.

Additional — and new — federal benefits and entitlement programs were expected to increase participation in SNAP and other food assistance programs. In November 2013, The Daily Caller reported:

Obamacare could lead more people enrolling in assistance programs, like food stamps, cash assistance and childcare.

Obamacare’s individual mandate — which compels more people to seek out health insurance — paired with the expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare has created a perfect storm for an increase in low-income assistance program participation, Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions’ Senate Budget Committee staff explained to The Daily Caller this week.

Obamacare will also expand other entitlement and benefit programs paid for by taxpayers

“Many states use an online system to streamline the enrollment process for low-income assistance programs. After entering some information about your family structure and financial resources, these systems guide individuals through an application for a series of programs, Medicaid and [the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps] included,” said the staffers.

Indeed, once more Americans learned they qualified for Obamacare’s (taxpayer-supported) financial assistance, Medicaid numbers skyrocketed. Researchers with the Heritage Foundation said in an October 2014 study that the bulk of Obamacare enrollment increases were in the Medicaid program.

“Health insurance enrollment data show that the number of Americans with private health insurance coverage increased by a bit less than 2.5 million in the first half of 2014. While enrollment in individual market coverage grew by almost 6.3 million, 61 percent of that gain was offset by a reduction of nearly 3.8 million individuals with employer-sponsored coverage,” said an abstract of the study. “During the same period, Medicaid enrollment increased by almost 6.1 million–principally as a result of Obamacare expanding eligibility to able-bodied, working-age adults.”

In sum, the report noted, 71 percent of the total increase in health insurance coverage during the first half of last year was attributable to Obamacare Medicaid expansion in 25 states and Washington, D.C.

Originally posted 2015-02-02 16:50:01.

crowPlenty of information exists demonstrating the intelligence of humans, apes and monkeys. From people’s technological inventions to apes that have learned sign language, it’s clear that the ability to think on advanced levels exists across a variety of species. Now, researchers have a new animal to add to the list of rational thinkers: crows.

That’s right. Crows.

While the large black birds are often thought of as creatures with a caw on par with nails on a chalkboard, capable of not doing much more than picking at roadkill and piercing the insides of trash bags, it turns out that there’s much more to these animals’ brain power.

Crows’ analogical ability surprises, impresses researchers

Researchers from the Department of Biology at Lomonosov Moscow State University in Moscow, Russia, tested two hooded crows, assessing their ability to engage in IMTS (identity matching-to-sample) tests. After initially being trained using a food-based reward system to identify and match certain shapes, numbers or colors, they were then tested on their relational-to-matching sample (RTMS) behavior. This part of the study involved arrangement of shapes so that neither test pairs matched the sample pair in the middle. For example, if the sample card showed two same-sized squares, the crows would have to select two same-sized circles instead of two different-sized circles. Not only were the crows able to accurately choose the correct card, but — and this is the part that most impressed the researchers — they did so without explicit training.(1)

Ed Wasserman, a psychology professor at the University of Iowa and corresponding author of the study, expressed the significance behind the fact that the crows chose the correct card without training. “That is the crux of the discovery,” he said. “Honestly, if it was only by brute force that the crows showed this learning, then it would have been an impressive result. But this feat was spontaneous.”(1)

The study, appropriately titled, “Crows Spontaneously Exhibit Analogical Reasoning,” was published in Current Biology. It was also authored by the Russian researchers, who provided in-depth details and conclusions regarding the finding. That article states:

Many theorists deem analogical thinking to be uniquely human and to be foundational to categorization, creative problem solving, and scientific discovery. Comparative psychologists have long been interested in the species generality of analogical reasoning, but they initially found it difficult to obtain empirical support for such thinking in nonhuman animals.(2)

In its summary, it concludes:

Initial evidence suggested that only humans and apes can successfully learn RMTS with pairs of sample and test items; however, monkeys have subsequently done so. Here, we report that crows too exhibit relational matching behavior. Even more importantly, crows spontaneously display relational responding without ever having been trained on RMTS; they had only been trained on identity matching-to-sample (IMTS). Such robust and uninstructed relational matching behavior represents the most convincing evidence yet of analogical reasoning in a nonprimate species, as apes alone have spontaneously exhibited RMTS behavior after only IMTS training.(2)

Findings demonstrate the need to stop “human arrogance” that ignores animals’ wisdom

“For decades such reasoning has been thought to be limited to humans and some great apes. The apparent spontaneity of this finding makes it all the more remarkable,” said Anthony Wright, neurobiology and anatomy professor at the University of Texas-Houston Medical School. He hones in on the fact that many humans tend think that they are superior, hardly even considering that other animals think in ways they do.(1)

“We have always sold animals short,” Wasserman said. “That human arrogance still permeates contemporary cognitive science.”(1)

In other studies, ravens — a kind of large-bodied crow — has been shown to alter their social interaction outcomes in order to obtain food and protection. Furthermore, pigs have been able to move computer cursors around on a screen in experiments that proved their ability to differentiate between scribbles they recognized and ones they did not.(3)

The list goes on.

Elephants have been able to demonstrate self-awareness by recognizing themselves in mirrors, while squirrels exhibit behaviors which indicate that they are able to interpret the behavior of others.(3)

Originally posted 2015-01-08 11:08:52.

mass extinctionWe are currently in the midst of the sixth mass extinction event in the history of life on Earth, warns an international research team in a new scientific research review published in the journal Science.

The study was conducted by researchers from Stanford University, the University of California-Santa Barbara, Sao Paulo State University in Brazil, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, the Natural Environment Research Council Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in England and University College London.

Throughout the 3.5-billion-year history of life, our planet has gone through several mass extinction events, characterized by dramatic drops in species diversity. Unlike prior mass extinctions, which were caused by factors such as natural climate change or asteroid collisions, the
current mass extinction is caused exclusively by the activity of a single species: human beings.

In the new paper, the researchers refer focus on the severe drop in animal diversity that has occurred as a part of the mass extinction. They have dubbed this dramatic loss of animal life the
“anthropocene defaunation” — that is, the destruction of animal life associated with the era of human domination of the planet.

Cascade of effects

In reviewing the research, the study authors found that more than 320 species of terrestrial vertebrates have gone extinct since the year 1500, and the remaining species have had their populations decline by an average of 25 percent. Among vertebrates as a whole, 16 to 33 percent of all species are considered either threatened or endangered. The rates of decline are highest among larger animals (megafauna), which tend to grow and reproduce more slowly than smaller animals, and need larger areas of habitat to sustain them.

The loss of large vertebrates may have a cascade of ecological effects, the researchers warned. For example, studies found that areas of Kenya where large animals such as zebras, giraffes and elephants have been extirpated quickly became overgrown and experienced a boom in the population of rodents. This led directly to an increase in the rate of certain human diseases.

“Where human density is high, you get high rates of defaunation, high incidence of rodents, and thus high levels of pathogens, which increases the risks of disease transmission,” lead author Rodolfo Dirzo said. “Who would have thought that just defaunation would have all these dramatic consequences? But it can be a vicious circle.”

“Obvious consequences”
The mass extinction is not limited to vertebrates. The researchers found that, over the past 35 years (during which the human population doubled), populations of most invertebrate species decreased by 45 percent.

Invertebrates are animals without backbones, a vast category that includes everything from insects to spiders and from worms to a wide variety of ocean life.

As with the loss of megafauna, the loss of invertebrates can severely disrupt an ecosystem and thereby have serious effects on human health. For example, 75 percent of the world’s food crops are pollinated by insects. Invertebrates also provide key ecosystem functions such as decomposition and nutrient cycling.

“We tend to think about extinction as loss of a species from the face of Earth, and that’s very important, but there’s a loss of critical ecosystem functioning in which animals play a central role that we need to pay attention to as well,” Dirzo said. “Ironically, we have long considered that defaunation is a cryptic phenomenon, but I think we will end up with a situation that is non-cryptic because of the increasingly obvious consequences to the planet and to human wellbeing.”

The extinctions of both vertebrates and invertebrates are primarily caused by habitat destruction and climate disruption, the researchers found.

Article Source:Mass extinction anthropocene defaunation habitat destruction

Originally posted 2014-10-12 10:49:19.

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Originally posted 2014-07-28 13:13:45.

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“Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of leaders and millions have been killed because of this obedience. Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves and the grand thieves are running the country. That’s our problem.” – Howard Zinn

Universal Law trumps all others.

  1. No man or woman, in or out of government shall initiate force, threat of force or fraud against my life and property and, any and all contracts I am a party to, not giving full disclosure to me, whether signed by me or not, are void at my discretion.
  2. I may use force in self-defense against anyone that violates Law 1.
  3. There shall be no exceptions to Law 1 and 2.

Originally posted 2014-07-07 11:50:01.