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  • Soaring Food Price Inflation Could Lead To More Global Unrest

    01/11/2021 6:48:28 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 25 replies
    PNW ^ | 1/11/21 | Tyler Durden
    s it time to worry about food inflation? The Food and Agriculture Organization's Food Price Index rose for a seventh consecutive month in December, led by dairy products and vegetable oils. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 107.5 points last month versus 105.2 points in November. The benchmark, which tracks global food prices of cereals, oilseeds, dairy products, meat, and sugar, averaged 97.9 points for 2020, a three-year high, and a 3.1% rise from 2019 levels. The global food index was still down 25% from its historical high reached in 2011. Vegetable oil prices saw the most significant jump, up...
  • Video and transcript: “Crimes Against Humanity”

    11/17/2020 12:36:58 PM PST · by Vendome · 44 replies
    alachua chronicle ^ | October 12, 2020 | REINER FUELLMICH
    YouTube has pulled down the video “for violating YouTube’s terms of service,” but you can find it here.The German Corona Investigative Committee has taken testimony from a large number of international scientists and experts since July 10, 2020.Their conclusions are the following: The corona crisis must be renamed the “Corona Scandal”It is: The biggest tort case everThe greatest crime against humanity ever committedThose responsible must be: Criminally prosecuted for crimes against humanitySued for civil damagesDeaths There is no excess mortality in any countryCorona virus mortality equals seasonal flu94% of deaths in Bergamo were caused by transferring sick patients to nursing...
  • Global Coronavirus Tally Passes 40 Million as Cases Continue to Surge

    10/19/2020 6:19:08 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/19/2020 | Simon Kent
    Confirmed cases of coronavirus are surging across the planet, with Europe at the forefront, and have now passed 40 million, according to data released early Monday morning by Johns Hopkins University. The actual figure is likely to be far higher, as testing has been variable, and many people have had no symptoms, the university said by way of qualification when it made the numbers public.
  • 'Failure could set the world on fire.' Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, 96, warns coronavirus could spell economic doom for generations and tells US to 'safeguard the liberal world order'

    04/04/2020 8:07:14 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 30 replies
    Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has warned of global economic doom He wrote an opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal on Friday, issuing a dire proclamation that 'failure could set the world on fire' The 96-year-old believes the White House has done 'a solid job in avoiding immediate catastrophe' etc etc
  • New York lawsuit calls Trump admin Global Entry ban "unconstitutional"

    02/10/2020 9:49:38 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 26 replies
    Axios ^ | 2-10-2020 | Rebecca Falconer
    New York filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration Monday, calling a Department of Homeland Security move to ban New Yorkers from enrolling in Global Entry and other Trusted Traveler Programs "unlawful," "unlawful" and "discriminatory." Driving the news: Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf told Fox News last Thursday that the department was blocking New Yorkers from the programs in response to the state passing the "Green Light Law," preventing federal immigration officials from accessing vehicle records without a court order. The lawsuit calls the ban "political retribution" for New York's law allowing people without legal immigration status to obtain...
  • Article from 1958: The Coming Ice Age -A true scientific detective story

    02/03/2020 6:46:04 PM PST · by FreedomNotSafety · 32 replies
    Harper's Magazine Archives ^ | 1958 | Betty Friedan
    How a rising of the ocean waters may flood most of our port cities within the foreseeable future — and why it will be followed by the growth of a vast glacier which may eventually cover much of Europe and North America. It is this melting of Arctic ice which Ewing and Donn believe will set off another Ice Age on earth. They predict that it will cause great snows to fall in the north — perennial unmelting snows which the world has not seen since the last Ice Age thousands of years ago. These snows will make the Arctic...
  • Remarks by President Trump at a Dinner with Global Chief Executive Officers | Davos, Switzerland

    01/25/2020 3:37:46 PM PST · by ransomnote · 1 replies ^ | January 21, 2020 | White House
    Davos Congress Centre Davos, Switzerland 6:39 P.M. CET PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much, everybody. And a man who is highly respected and a great — formerly great athlete, at least — (laughter) — in my opinion, he’s a great athlete. Johnny, please. Go ahead. MR. INFANTINO: Thanks. Do I stand or do I sit? PRESIDENT TRUMP: Whoa, I like that. (Laughter.) (A soccer ball is presented.) You can stand or sit. MR. INFANTINO: I stand. I stand. I stand. I brought this ball, dear President, ladies and gentlemen, just to remind everyone what the real priorities of life are...
  • Foreign Affairs: 5 Predictions For The Next Five Years Of Global Power Struggles

    12/31/2019 8:58:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/31/2019 | Edward Chang
    In 2008, as the Obama administration prepared to take control in Washington, retired Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey offered a list of bold predictions for the coming five years. Some of them bore out: The economy performed well globally despite the Great Recession, relations with Russia became more hostile without devolving into outright dysfunction, and the United States withdrew from Iraq right at the 36-month mark, which McCaffrey specified. Other predictions, such as a North Korean collapse, improved prospects for success in Afghanistan following a massive commitment of resources, and a nuclear breakout for Iran, never occurred.A year later, geopolitical analyst...
  • India cold wave: Delhi reels from coldest day in more than a century

    12/31/2019 1:34:39 AM PST · by Mr Radical · 34 replies
    BBC ^ | 12-31-2019 | Anon
    India's capital Delhi has recorded its chilliest day in more than a century amid a severe cold wave across the northern part of the country...
  • Greta Thunberg: TIME's Person of the Year

    12/11/2019 6:19:16 AM PST · by Kriggerel · 88 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | December 11 2019 | Time Magazine
    Greta Thunberg sits in silence in the cabin of the boat that will take her across the Atlantic Ocean. Inside, there’s a cow skull hanging on the wall, a faded globe, a child’s yellow raincoat.
  • NASA reveals the first global geologic map of Titan

    11/25/2019 6:26:37 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 23 replies
    SlashGear ^ | 11/25/19 | Shane McGlaun
    NASA reveals the first global geologic map of Titan Shane McGlaun - Nov 25, 2019, 7:09 am CST 1 Titan is the largest moon orbiting Saturn, and NASA has unveiled the first global map of the moon. The map shows a world of dunes, lakes, plains, craters, and other terrain. Titan is important to scientists because it is the only other known planetary body in the solar system, other than Earth, known to have stable liquid on its surface. The significant difference is that instead of water lakes as the Earth has, Titan has methane and ethane hydrocarbons on its...
  • American-Made Cheese Named World's Best for the First Time Ever

    10/28/2019 4:48:20 PM PDT · by cba123 · 90 replies
    MSN ^ | 6 hrs ago | Corey Williams
    Rogue River Blue Cheese, produced by Rogue Creamery in Southern Oregon, is an organic, cave-aged blue cheese that is wrapped in pear spirit-soaked Syrah grape leaves. The Savencia Fromage & Dairy-owned creamery beat out some tough competition: More than 3,800 cheeses from 42 countries and 6 continents were evaluated by a panel of 260 judges in Bergamo, Italy this month. "This is truly the greatest distinction a cheese can receive. What an extraordinary validation of our commitment to quality, the place that inspires our cheese—Southern Oregon's Rogue Valley—and the excellence of the growing American artisan cheese industry, I am humbled...
  • New Beetle named after "Climate Activist" Greta Thunberg

    10/25/2019 7:35:46 AM PDT · by Kriggerel · 34 replies
    BBC ^ | October 25 2019 | BBC
    A newly-discovered species of beetle has been named after young climate activist Greta Thunberg. Nelloptodes gretae bears little resemblance to its namesake - it is less than 1mm long, and has no wings or eyes. The insect does, however, have two long pigtail-like antennae. Scientist Dr Michael Darby said he chose the name because he was "immensely impressed" by the Swedish teenager's environmental campaigning.
  • Mark Carney calls for global monetary system to replace the dollar

    08/23/2019 6:29:40 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 45 replies
    Yahoo (D-MSM) and Financial Times ^ | Chris Giles in London | [Financial Times]
    Mark Carney, the Bank of England governor, has said that the world’s reliance on the US dollar “won’t hold” and needs to be replaced by a new international monetary and financial system based on many more global currencies.
  • Vatican: Reject ‘Use of the Term Minority,’ Develop ‘Concept of Citizenship’

    07/18/2019 7:10:17 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 July 2019 | EDWIN MORA
    WASHINGTON, DC — Societies must end the use of the word “minority” and redefine the “concept of citizenship,” a top Vatican official argued Thursday at a religious freedom event hosted by the U.S. Department of State. The comments from Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, the Holy See’s secretary for relations with states, came during a three-day summit, July 16 through 18, at the State Department — the second annual Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom.Gallagher said there is a “need to develop and respect the concept of citizenship,” adding: The concept of citizenship is based on the equality of rights and duties...
  • Provocations: Climate change mass hysteria

    07/09/2019 10:48:05 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 3 replies
    The Trentonian ^ | 7/7/2019 | David Neese
    Provocations: Climate change mass hysteria The ancients had professionals who were skilled at looking into the future, or who said they were.They were called soothsayers. They had different skill sets for practicing their profession.Some specialized in "haruspicy." That is, they examined the flight of birds. Then, based on the patterns they detected, they advised political leaders on the best public-policy course to follow.Others practiced "extispicy." That is, they poked around in the entrails of sacrificed animals to see what the future held.Then there were those professionals who practiced a branch of soothsaying called "cephalomancy." They examined the shape of skulls....
  • How Nashville is Transforming Itself Into a Global City

    07/04/2019 3:53:40 PM PDT · by Bonemaker · 44 replies ^ | Undated | Jennifer Justus
    At a recent fundraiser for restaurant workers struggling with addiction at the Nashville restaurant City House, Kamal Kalokoh, a chef with Jamaican roots, handed out plates of roast; a soul singer backed by a horn section belted out tunes; and Trevor Moran, an Irish chef who came to Nashville from Copenhagen’s Noma—often called the best restaurant in the world—stood behind a rickety table making Japanese kakigori, piles of matcha-dusted shaved ice hiding surprising hunks of greens or kiwi.
  • 'American Soil' Is Increasingly Foreign Owned

    05/27/2019 6:08:29 PM PDT · by familyop · 17 replies
    NPR ^ | May 27, 2019 | RENEE WILDE
    The number of acres of U.S. farmland held by foreign-owned investors has doubled in the past two decades, raising alarm bells in farming communities. American soil. Those are two words that are commonly used to stir up patriotic feelings. They are also words that can't be be taken for granted, because today nearly 30 million acres of U.S. farmland are held by foreign investors. That number has doubled in the past two decades, which is raising alarm bells in farming communities. When the stock market tanked during the last recession, foreign investors began buying up big swaths of U.S. farmland....
  • Electric vehicles emit more CO2 than diesel ones, German study shows

    04/22/2019 1:44:46 AM PDT · by Reverend Wright · 62 replies
    Brussels Times ^ | April 17, 2019 | Oscal Schneider
    When CO2 emissions linked to the production of batteries and the German energy mix - in which coal still plays an important role - are taken into consideration, electric vehicles emit 11% to 28% more than their diesel counterparts, according to the study, presented on Wednesday at the Ifo Institute in Munich. Mining and processing the lithium, cobalt and manganese used for batteries consume a great deal of energy. A Tesla Model 3 battery, for example, represents between 11 and 15 tonnes of CO2. Given a lifetime of 10 years and an annual travel distance of 15,000 kilometres, this translates...
  • Evidence from Chile Supports Younger Dryas Extraterrestrial Impact Hypothesis

    03/29/2019 6:18:08 AM PDT · by vannrox · 21 replies
    science news ^ | 20mar19 | Editorial staff
    The Younger Dryas impact hypothesis, also known as Clovis comet hypothesis, posits that the hemisphere-wide debris field of a large, disintegrating asteroid (or comet) struck North America, South America, Europe, and western Asia approximately 12,800 years ago. This event triggered extensive biomass burning, brief impact winter, climate change, and contributed to extinctions of late Pleistocene megafauna. Controversial from the time it was proposed, this hypothesis continues to be contested by those who prefer to attribute the end-Pleistocene reversal in (global) warming entirely to terrestrial causes. Now, University of California, Santa Barbara’s Professor James Kennett and co-authors present further geologic and...