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  • Famine risk for millions in second locust wave

    05/28/2020 6:56:42 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 21 replies
    sci-dev ^ | 5/27/20 | Nelson Mandela Ogema , Fiona Broom
    A second wave of desert locusts in Africa and Asia is threatening famine for millions as critical resources are directed towards the COVID-19 crisis, scientists warn. Desert locusts are already swarming in East Africa and breeding in Iran and Pakistan, as well as Yemen, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says. The outbreak, which has been raging since last year, has so far placed around 20 million people at acute food insecurity in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania, according to the FAO. “The biggest challenge we are facing at the moment is the supply of pesticides and...
  • They are trying to Bankrupt the Meat Industry because Bill Gates and other Global Elites have Invested Heavily in a Lab-Grown Stem-Cell Replacement

    04/29/2020 8:31:38 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 30 replies
    nteb ^ | 4/28/2020 | Geoffrey Grider
    I think it is crystal-clear what is happening, and with the rise of Bill Gates and the New World Order, the coming global vaccine and digital ID, there is one man and one man only standing in the way of all that end times insanity. The man that God, against all odds and predictions, raised up to be the president of the United States in 2016, Donald Trump. If a Democrat was president now, everything the New World Order wants to do would already be approved and put into production. Think about that, think about that long and hard. Right...
  • Passover: New Wave of Locust ‘Plague’ Hits Africa, This Time it’s 20 Times Bigger

    04/13/2020 9:32:15 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 33 replies
    BIN ^ | 4/12/2020 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    A plague of locusts that struck Africa hard has returned with a vengeance and like the archetypal plague in Egypt. Billions of young locusts are spreading out from their breeding grounds in Somalia, newly hatched after seasonal rains, eating more than the older insects that passed through already. A wave of locusts swept through East Africa last year but the current wave is estimated to be 20 times larger and is described as the worst in 70 years. This wave very much resembles the Biblical plague in this respect, coming as part of a wave of catastrophes that left the...
  • Dangerous pity

    07/30/2005 3:22:57 PM PDT · by pau1f0rd · 4 replies · 368+ views
    Prospect ^ | July 2005 | David Rieff
    The millions donated to Ethiopia in 1985 thanks to Live Aid were supposed to go towards relieving a natural disaster. In reality, donors became participants in a civil war. Many lives were saved, but even more may have been lost in Live Aid's unwitting support of a Stalinist-style resettlement project Isn't it better to do something rather than give in to despair or cynicism and do nothing? This is the reproachful question familiar to anyone who has criticised organisations that view themselves as dedicated to doing good in the world. To those UN agencies, relief organisations and development groups working...
  • The Book That Incited a Worldwide Fear of Overpopulation ‘The Population Bomb’ made dire predictions—and triggered a wave of repression around the world

    03/12/2020 7:06:30 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 53 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | January 2018 | Charles C. Mann
    As 1968 began, Paul Ehrlich was an entomologist at Stanford University, known to his peers for his groundbreaking studies of the co-evolution of flowering plants and butterflies but almost unknown to the average person. That was about to change. In May, Ehrlich released a quickly written, cheaply bound paperback, The Population Bomb. Initially it was ignored. But over time Ehrlich’s tract would sell millions of copies and turn its author into a celebrity. It would become one of the most influential books of the 20th century—and one of the most heatedly attacked. The first sentence set the tone: “The battle...
  • Vegans starved 18-month-old boy to death

    11/18/2019 5:04:02 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 42 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Nov. 18, 2019 | Brad Hunter
    Vegan fanatics in Florida starved their toddler to death by feeding him a diet of just raw fruits and veggies. Cops say that Sheila O’Leary, 35, and Ryan O’Leary, 30, face charges of manslaughter and child neglect in the Sept. 27 death of their 18-month-old son. According to the Fort Myers News-Press, the baby weighed just 17 pounds when he died on Sept. 27. Sheila O’Leary called 911 reporting that her boy was cold and not breathing. Her hubby reportedly made efforts to resuscitate the boy but became desperate when those efforts failed. The malnourished boy was pronounced dead at...
  • National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Betrayal of Its Own Industry

    10/18/2019 7:45:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The American Policy Center ^ | October 16, 2019 | Tom DeWeese
    My address to the Colorado Independent Cattlemen’s Association I’m not a cattleman and I’m not going to pretend I know everything you are facing. But I do know that the major weapon being used against your industry is the misnamed control devise called Sustainable Development. I know why and I know who the players are. I hope I can leave you today with some ideas on how to fight them. To begin, let’s set the terms and make one thing very clear. The use of the word sustainable may sound like a comfortable term, not threatening. After all, you, your...
  • Emergency button saves gamers from sudden death... of starvation (yer not gonna believe this)

    09/21/2019 9:21:02 AM PDT · by dayglored · 16 replies
    The Register ^ | Sep 21, 2019 | Alistair Dabbs
    Free burritos keep the action going but, jeez, open a window would ya?Hardcore gamers no longer have to tread the knife-edge of actual life or death in the physical world while pwning n00bs in their favourite battle royale.Thanks to some newly installed and highly conspicuous emergency buttons – each helpfully labelled EMERGENCY BUTTON to avoid any potential confusion – players hunkering down for the long haul at the Belong Gaming Arena in central Bristol from Monday next week will not end their days as a dried up old skeleton with a Dual Shock still quivering between their bony fingers.No, they...
  • Ukrainian Genocide: NY Times Still Covering Up

    09/15/2019 6:31:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    The New American Magazine ^ | 24 November 2008 | William F. Jasper
    Is the New York Times "airbrushing" history again? It would seem so. On Saturday, November 22, Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko presided over a commemoration in Kiev of the 75th anniversary of the famine genocide of 1932-1933 that took the lives of 7-10 million Ukrainians. Known as the Holodomor (Ukrainian for "murder by hunger"), it is one of the greatest mass murders in history, and one of the cruelest ... The New York Times prides itself on being the national "newspaper of record" and still carries its longtime motto, "All the News That's Fit to Print" in the upper left-hand corner...
  • Nuon Chea, Ideologue of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge, Dies at 93

    08/05/2019 8:52:32 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    Time.com ^ | 8/5/2019 | SOPHENG CHEANG
    (PHNOM PENH, Cambodia) — Nuon Chea, the chief ideologue of the communist Khmer Rouge regime that destroyed a generation of Cambodians, died Sunday, the country’s U.N.-assisted genocide tribunal said. He was 93. Nuon Chea was known as Brother No. 2, the right-hand man of Pol Pot, the leader of the regime that ruled Cambodia from 1975 to 1979. The group’s fanatical efforts to realize a utopian society led to the death of some 1.7 million people — more than a quarter of the country’s population at the time — from starvation, disease, overwork and executions. Researchers believe Nuon Chea was...
  • The Totally, Utterly Irrefutable Case Against Socialism

    07/16/2019 1:49:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 11, 2019 | Lee Edwards
    When a dozen of conservatism’s best minds take on Socialism and expose it for the utopian fraud it is, attention must be paid. In a brief foreword to a special issue of National Review, Editor-in-Chief Richard Lowry admitted that many conservatives thought socialism in America had been “vanquished” after the collapse of Soviet Communism 30 years ago. But as T. S. Eliot insisted, “There is no such thing as a Lost Cause because there is no such thing as a Gained Cause.” The experts examine socialism in its many guises, beginning with Charles Cooke’s blunt assessment that socialism is not...
  • Fake News: Media Still Paints Judge Who Ordered Terri Schiavo’s Death as the Victim

    07/10/2019 6:16:24 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Life News ^ | July 9, 2019 | Bobby Schindler
    Long before President Donald Trump exposed media corruption by popularizing the term “fake news,” my family was subjected to a battle of deceptive reporting about my sister, Terri Schiavo. One-sided “journalism” continues today, as demonstrated by a recent Tampa Bay Times article titled, “Inside the Terri Schiavo case: Pinellas judge who decided her fate opens up,” by Leonora LaPeter Anton. Ms. Anton writes about Judge George Greer of Pinellas County Florida Circuit Court, who ruled that Terri’s estranged husband and legal guardian, Michael Schiavo, could remove her food and water (via feeding tube). Greer’s decision was enforced on March 18,...
  • German Green Party Proposes Ban on All Industrial Farming

    06/17/2019 12:16:25 PM PDT · by libstripper · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 17, 2019 | Thonas D. Williams, PHD
    The Green party in Germany said it will ban industrial farming to reduce global warming if it comes to power.
  • Pope Speaks Out Against Suicide of Dutch Girl — Demonic Tweets Follow

    06/12/2019 4:45:26 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 30 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | June 6, 2019 | Giuseppe Nardi
    Where hope is missing: Noa Pothoven and the cruel culture of death. (Rome) Pope Francis found clear words against suicide and euthanasia. He spoke of a "defeat for all". The papal statement was made in response to the death of 17-year-old Dutch girl, Noa Pothoven. A message that is shocking indeed. Pothoven was euthanized last Sunday because of "depression.” So it was reported yesterday by numerous media. The killing was done in a so-called "Lebensendeklinik" [End of Life Clinic]. By this euphemism is meant not a healing facility, as the name implies, but a killing facility. Noa Pothoven was sexually...
  • Rubio says Venezuelan crisis about to escalate ‘in a way we have not seen’

    03/08/2019 4:25:57 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 33 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 3/8/19 | Jon Dougherty
    The slow collapse of Venezuela, foreseen years ago by seasoned political scientists and analysts who have watched this story play out time and again whenever countries ditch capitalism for socialism, may finally be about to climax. Reports on Thursday claimed that the once-prosperous South American oil giant is now suffering widespread blackouts, which the conspiratorial and hapless president, Nicolas Maduro, is blaming on U.S. “sabotage.” Other reports said that food stocks in the country are so low that there’s only about a week’s worth left. “The suffering people of Venezuela are about to experience the most dramatic shortages they have...
  • Rep. Omar Says Trump Unfairly Undermining Maduro [semi-satire]

    03/04/2019 9:36:36 AM PST · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 3 March 2019 | John Semmens
    Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn) defended Venezuelan President Maduro’s order for troops to fire on humanitarian aid workers trying to delivery food to the nation’s starving inhabitants. “This food aid has not been approved by the legitimate government authorities,” Omar pointed out. “It is a totally ad hoc effort that is undermining the Maduro regime’s attempts to rally his people against the Yankee imperialism that is the root cause of the crisis in Venezuela.” “Venezuela used to be able to count on oil revenue to finance the country’s transition to socialism,” Omar maintained. “But under Trump’s radical deregulation policy the United...
  • Maduro Repels US Interference in Venezuela’s Weight Loss Program [semi-satire]

    02/12/2019 9:57:18 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 Feb 2019 | John Semmens
    Efforts by the United States to send food to starving Venezuelans were blocked by order of President Nicolas Maduro. “Our policies have enabled our citizens to lose an average of more than 40 lbs. each over the past two years,” he boasted. “We have achieved objectives that the morbidly obese Americans envy and resent.” “The key is to remove the opportunity to eat,” Maduro explained. “The ’empty stores’ initiative we implemented largely accomplished this goal. It has also had the salutary added benefit of getting our people to eat garbage and keep almost all of the country’s edible waste from...
  • 'Think of it as an ice cube': How Venezuela became a disaster state (80,000% Hyperinflation)

    01/01/2019 3:31:36 PM PST · by Libloather · 76 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/29/18
    **SNIP** Venezuela is ‘an ice cube’ The end result of the country’s decline, in terms of society, has been extreme poverty and hunger. In 2017, the average Venezuelan citizen lost around 24 pounds in 2017, about 73 people were murdered a day. And the rule of law is also breaking down: According to the country’s Prosecutor General’s office, 98% of crimes in 2014 were not prosecuted. Hyperinflation and the introduction of President Nicolas Maduro’s unique cryptocurrency has made the bolivar essentially worthless. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) noted that three million Venezuelans have sought refuge, hoping to find a...
  • The day I tasted climate change: Every one of us will have moment when global warming gets personal

    12/27/2018 11:53:15 AM PST · by ETL · 105 replies
    TechnologyReview.com ^ | Dec 21, 2018 | James Temple
    In early November, gale-force winds whipped a brush fire into an inferno that nearly consumed the town of Paradise, California, and killed at least 86 people. By the second morning, I could smell the fire from one foot outside my door in Berkeley, some 130 miles from the flames. Within a week, my eyes and throat stung even when I was indoors. Air quality maps warned that the soot-filled air blanketing the Bay Area had reached “very unhealthy” levels. For days, nearly everyone wore masks as they walked their dogs, rode the train, and carried out errands. Most of those...
  • China Buckles, Sends Trade Delegation to Washington to Seek End of Trade War

    08/16/2018 3:42:54 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Aug 2018 | John Carney
    China and the U.S. are set to resume trade talks for the first time since June. A meeting between the two countries, which would be between lower-level officials than earlier talks, would mark a breach in the standoff that has arisen since talks broke down in the spring. U.S. officials have repeatedly said they were open to new talks but insisted that China had walked away rather than offer serious reform. It still is not clear if China’s delegation will carry with it a reform offer serious enough to stave off the Trump administration’s threat of former tariffs. The U.S....