|Fwd: Collapse 351||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Scott Jackson (sjackzen46gmail.com)|
|Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2014 21:50:18 -0700 (PDT)|
This note is connected to a digest of articles on 'Collapse' by Wanda Ballentine, a member of MN350. As the number indicates, this is the 351st such digest. She publishes several other digests; I also receive 'Gusher'. 'Climate Crisis', and 'Economic Crisis', and there are more. No, I don't know how she finds the time either. The reason I'm sharing this digest is because at the top of the list are two documentaries, one which focuses on the crisis of civilization and one which focuses on a solution (a new worldview). I just finished watching them, and recommend them to all of you. Scott Jackson sjackzen46 [at] gmail.com ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Wanda Ballentine <wsb70 [at] comcast.net> Date: Sun, Mar 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM Subject: Collapse 351 To: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMgOTQ7D_lk&mc_cid=5259ed3503&mc_eid=83a5da071d *The Crisis of Civilization - Full Length Documentary Movie HD * Nafeez Ahmed 1:20 minutes. http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/03/14/nasa-industrial-civilization-headed-for-irreversible-collapse/?mc_cid=63512f6fda&mc_eid=83a5da071d *Nafeez Ahmed - NASA: Industrial civilization headed for 'irreversible collapse' *New study sponsored by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center highlighted prospect that global industrial civilisation could collapse in decades due to unsustainable resource exploitation & increasingly unequal wealth distribution. Warnings of 'collapse' often seen to be fringe or controversial, it makes sense of compelling historical data showing "process of rise-&-collapse is recurrent cycle: Roman Empire, Han, Mauryan, & Gupta Empires, many Mesopotamian Empires, all testimony to fact that advanced, sophisticated, complex, & creative civilizations can be both fragile & impermanent."Project based on new cross-disciplinary 'Human & Nature DYnamical' (HANDY) model http://one-vibration.com/group/red-blue-pill-movies/forum/topic/show?id=2127676%3ATopic%3A1439660&xgs=1&xg_source=msg_share_topic#.UyUOBc7RbIo *Crossroads: Labor Pains of a New Worldview | FULL MOVIE *Scientists & thinkers featured in *Crossroads* include: Amit Goswami, Neale Donald Walsch, Elisabet Sahtouris, Bruce Lipton, Peter Joseph, Caroline A. Miller, Nicholas Christakis, James Fowler, Michael Laitman, Ervin Laszlo, Dean Radin, Dave Sherman, Annie Leonard, Jairon G. Cuesta, & John St. Augustine. http://sustainablepulse.com/2014/03/14/center-food-safety-sues-usda-gm-alfalfa-approval/#.UyOtXM7RbIo *Center for Food Safety Sues USDA over GM Alfalfa Approval *Filed lawsuit demanding release of fed documents which may uncover undue political pressure over USDA's decision to approve GE alfalfa. Seeks 1179 documents from USDA's Ag, Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service, which may explain why agency abruptly reversed position & granted unrestricted approval for Monsanto to sell Roundup Ready Alfalfa. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/03/13/monsanto-dow-agrosciences-herbicides-save-our-crops/6015519/ *Monsanto in dispute with veggie farmers over herbicide *Group of Midwest vegetable farmers failed to convince Monsanto to reformulate herbicide that could become widely used. Can 'drift' & damage vegetable crops. Going public with 2 big ag giants over kinds of herbicides that can be sprayed on certain crops. 1 company agreed with farmers' concerns & changed its plans. http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/03/12-4 *Voices Blast Dow Chemical's 'Agent Orange' Seed Warfare *Pending approval of GE Seeds, Dow prepares to roll out seed-herbicide combination arms race" poisoning people & planet. Dubbed "Enlist,"corn & soybean seeds resistant to toxic herbicide, 2,4-D, known neurotoxin part of Agent Orange. Over 387,000 people responded to USDA's draft EIS. Reject package, spelling 'catastrophe' for farms & farmers *WHAT ABOUT THIS* http://naturalrevolution.org/monsanto-now-owns-mercenaries-blackwater-newly-named-academi/ *Monsanto Now Owns Mercenaries Blackwater Newly Named 'Academi' *Report by Jeremy Scahill revealed that largest mercenary army in world, Blackwater (now called Xe Services or Academi) clandestine intelligence services sold to Monsanto. Remains largest private contractor of Dept of State "security services" practicing state terrorism by giving govt opportunity to deny it. http://www.globalresearch.ca/blackwater-footage-who-are-the-mercenaries-in-ukraine/5372778 *'Blackwater' footage: Who are the Mercenaries in Ukraine? *Videos have sprung on YouTube alleging that US private security service formerly known as Blackwater operating in eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk. Western press accuses Russia of fabricating reports to justify "aggression. Who are the Mercenaries in Ukraine? http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/14/scrap-dysfunctional-gm-regulations-uk-government-science-advisers-food *David Cameron's science advisers call for expansion of GM crops *Report urges scrapping of 'dysfunctional' regulations on crops that risk curtailing UK's food supply http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2581387/Scientists-hidden-links-GM-food-giants-Disturbing-truth-official-report-said-UK-forge-Frankenfoods.html *Scientists' hidden links to the GM food giants: Disturbing truth behind official report that said UK should forge on with Frankenfoods *Govt advisory body presented 'independent' report: used to support bid to speed up use of GM food in UK. In fact all 5 authors have vested interest in promoting GM crops http://www.publicintegrity.org/2014/03/13/14418/sri-lanka-bans-monsanto-herbicide-citing-potential-link-deadly-kidney-disease *Sri Lanka bans Monsanto herbicide citing potential link to deadly kidney disease * http://www.thenation.com/article/178802/pesticide-industry-vs-consumers-not-fair-fight *The Pesticide Industry vs. Consumers: Not a Fair Fight *By pouring money into politics, pesticide companies beat back attempts to protect the public. http://thefern.org/2014/03/warning-signs-how-pesticides-harm-the-young-brain/ *Warning Signs: How Pesticides Harm the Young Brain *Since 1945, use of pesticides in US has quintupled. 1 billion pounds of pesticides: weed killers, insecticides & fungicides now used. Over 1,000 chemicals registered to fight pests & pathogens formulated into 20,000 products. Most for ag use, but 1/5 designed for nonagricultural applications - homes & gardens, playgrounds, schools, offices & hospitals. http://www.courant.com/health/sns-rt-us-birdflu-southkorea-20140314,0,7379235.story *State agency IDs 3 consumer products using toxic chemicals *State govt outed 3 mfing products as harmful to consumers, giving mfrs time to remove toxic chemicals from goods or ban them by 2016. Calif Dept of Toxic Substances Control identified various children's foam padded sleeping items, paint & varnish strippers & spray polyurethane foam as dangerous products that need to be revamped to be considered safe. http://allafrica.com/stories/201403140378.html?viewall=1 *Kenya: Sweet Poison - Illegal Ripening of Fruits Exposes Millions of Kenyans to Cancer *Investigations in past month unearthed rampant use of calcium carbide, artificial ripening agent, by unscrupulous traders & supermarkets in Nairobi & Mombasa. Supposedly go under closer investigation if going to west. http://ecowatch.com/2014/03/13/non-toxic-bpa-free-bottles/ *Non-Toxic Alternatives to BPA and BPA-Free Bottles * http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/zoned-out-part1-zbcz1403.aspx?mc_cid=441c904be2&mc_eid=83a5da071d#axzz2vyAyjoKl *Zoned Out: How Climate Change Will Affect Your Gardening Choices, Part 1 * http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2014/03/fermenting-veggies-at-home-follow-food-safety-abcs/?mc_cid=5259ed3503&mc_eid=83a5da071d#.UyPRs87RbIp *Fermenting Veggies at Home: Follow Food Safety ABCs *Considered to be "live foods, fermented foods have natural tart flavor because sugars & carbohydrates broken down & used up during fermentation." In case of vegetables, they're more digestible than raw ones &, contain "living bacteria," helping digest other foods in digestive tract. Think: cheese, yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchee, olives, salami, jerky & even bread, wine & beer, coffee & hot chocolate. http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/03/10/brooklyn-grange-documentary?cmpid=tpenviro-eml-2014-3-15-willferrellpsa *Inside the World's Largest Rooftop Farm - video *More than an acre of NYC rooftop goes from barren to blanketed in green crops in matter of minutes in video. Non-time-lapsed story of Brooklyn Grange involves whole lot more work. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/llewellyn-vaughanlee/loneliness-and-the-sacred_1_b_4925164.html?utm_hp_ref=religion&ir=Religion&mc_cid=5259ed3503&mc_eid=83a5da071d *Loneliness and the Sacred Web of Life * http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/16/opinion/sunday/the-science-of-paying-it-forward.html *The Science of 'Paying It Forward' *1 morning, customer paid for her order & then picked up tab for stranger in car behind her in line. That customer paid bill for following customer in line - & so on, for next 226 customers, in 3-hour sequence of spontaneous generosity. Happening allover. Ssocial scientists conducted experiments demonstrating effect of single act of kindness can ripple through social network, setting off chains of generosity reaching far beyond original act. But whether it's enough to merely witness generous act, rather than actually benefit from it, an open question. Receiving & observing generosity can both significantly increase likelihood of being generous. But if you observe high enough level of generosity, willingness to help suffers - become "bystander" who feels help no longer needed. http://www.thrillist.com/travel/nation/spain-is-giving-away-an-entire-town-for-free?utm_content=body3&utm_term=Nation&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=3.15.14+WKNDR%3A+Thrillist+Weekend+Digest *Spain is giving away an entire town, for free *This ramshackle hamlet near Portuguese border can be yours for low, low price of zero dollars; local officials offering it up to anyone with adequate plan for its revival, gratis.
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