Erasing the Indigenous

Matthew Barlow

In 2015, then-new Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau justified appointing women to half of his cabinet posts with ‘It’s 2015.’  And we all applauded.  He was elected largely because he wasn’t the incumbent Prime Minister, Stephen Harper.  But he also won based on election promises of gender equality, LGBTQ equality, as well as a ‘new deal’ for the indigenous population.

But here we are two years on, and the plight of the indigenous population of Canada remains the same as it ever was.  Trudeau has not exactly lived up to his campaign pledges to re-set the relationship between First Nations and the Canadian state.  This is not all Trudeau’s fault in the sense that he reflects a deeply racist Canadian society.  I have written about this numerous times (here, here, here, and here, for example).

Last week in my Twitter feed, I was gobsmacked to…

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The cancer risk to people who drink chlorinated water is 93 percent higher than those who don’t

Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch

This information is from well known Dr Mercola. If you go to the link you can download his free ebook, an excellent resource that will show you how to protect yourself and your loved ones from health risks by choosing the best water to drink and bathe in.

Need I repeat? We need to be vigilant in what we expose ourselves to today because corporate interests are such that they will focus on profits not on your health. Be vigilant and be informed.
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“What if that clear, clean-looking liquid you use every day – to quench your thirst, to bathe and shower in, and to wash your dishes and laundry in contributed to dozens of everyday ailments, including…heart attacks, tiredness, sinus problems, sperm count, risk of miscarriage, a weakened immune system and many more.

Truth is, the water we use in and around our homes is far from the fresh…

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This Japanese Coastal Town Has Been Fighting the Construction of a Nuclear Power Plant for 35 Years

Fukushima 311 Watchdogs

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In 1982, Chugoku Electric Power Co. announced a plan to start the construction of a massive nuclear power plant in the small coastal town of Kaminoseki Japan. Kaminoseki boasts some of the best fishing in Japan and it’s the livelihood of the inhabitants of the town, a livelihood locals fear will be taken away from the community if the proposed power plant gets built. 
Midori Takashima grew up in Hiroshima until she was 18 and would see the inscription on the Hiroshima Peace Memorial which read “Rest In Peace, we’ll never let this happen again.” She grew up weary of the dangers of nuclear radiation.
Takashima is now a Patagonia grantee and activist founder of the Kaminoseki Nature Conservation Association and physically taking the memorial’s creed into action. 
In 2011, Midori and her crew of activists bought a boat for research, and the more they looked into it, the more rare and endangered species…

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If you are skeptical about the frequency of vaccine injuries – watch this & read the many mothers’ comments

“This is like watching my son all over again.
He is 3 years old 4 in August and still not talking the words he could say just vanished after the 1 year shots”

“my grandson was the same, started pre-school and speech therapy and has been in speech for 3 years now. He was talking before his DTap and MMR, after he just hummed, never spoke again, but with speech he has blossomed, he can have a conversation if it’s something he is interested in, like cars.
But at this point I’ll take what I can get.”

“Yeah my son has been getting speech therapy for 2 years and started early preschool in August. He humms almost non stop. And has moments when he’ll just take off running screaming and hitting himself for no reason. It just hurts so bad not knowing whats going on or what he wants. He’s eating habit went from eating everything that was put infront of him to literally only eating 1 kind of yogurt (trix) cotton candy flavor only, bacon , hotdogs 1 (certain kind), bologna (certain kind) pizza ( crust only) and m&ms and only drinks milk. No matter how much we try to do different foods and drinks he wont try new things and its terrible and unhealthy and doctors isn’t worried. He is a happy lil guy most of the time but he has his outbursts for no reason”

“Sooooo many people have this same story Heartbreaking. Thank you for sharing. God Bless him and the parents.”

“This is the same like my son in the same age, he is complete different from 15 months and now still nonverbal”

“My grandson during pre-school started speech therapy. It has made a huge improvement in him. After his DTap and MMR he only hummed. Now he is verbal, not full back to himself but much better. He has had ST for 3 years now.”

“Exactly how my first daughter reacted after vaccines . She lost all acquired speech, stopped making eye contact and just appear to have checked out! Everyone tried to tell me it was totally normal. It’s NOT normal. My daughter has pulled through somehow, she still has some social skill obstacles and some obvious speech difficulty, but I’m so so thankful I have her back as much as I do. Heartbreaking how vaccines are damaging and killing our babies”

“Just like our dhuha Abdullah Hashim”

“His eyes. My son was just like this. I’m so sorry!!”

“So similar to my son”

“This is exactly what happened to my son….the before and after look..flapping of arms, non engaging. He was so engaging before MMR shot, then I lost him. He is 13 yrs old now and doing much better but still struggles in certain areas. He still tends to be in his own world and things don’t click like they should for 13 yrs old.”

“My child suffered much the same at 5 years old – after the second MMR. More noticeable when language is damaged long after it was established!”

“Looks exactly like our son after MMR, Hep B and DPT series at 12 months!!!!”

“He was on the usual vaccine schedule and appeared to be developing fine. He went for a series at 12 months and again at 15 months and that was it!!! His life has never been the same. We have done biomedical and chelation and he has recovered some but still needs some recovery. He will be 16 this year so he didn’t have all the vaccines kids did today. Our youngest son was 4 months old when we discovered our oldest had Autism and attended Autism One conference. We stopped vaccinating him and never vaccinated our daughter and both of my other children are fine and very healthy. I feel the MMR was the trigger for our son. A doctor drew blood titres on him two years after his vaccines and he had no immunity to mumps but his measles level was elevated and his rubella level was very elevated. Lab report even indicated he had active rubella. Very sad, these kids are blindly given tons of vaccines and so young. I pray this epidemic stops soon!”

“Vaccinating my children is the biggest mistake of my life and I will never be okay with it!! My 3 1/2 year old son lost all balance and speech, had head tremors and could barely crawl or sit up without falling after his 1 year vaccs. He didn’t start walking until 2 1/2 and is still very unstable, he falls a lot and doesn’t communicate well. He does receive speech, physical and occupational therapy which have helped a bit. I don’t know if he will ever recover fully and it breaks my heart!”

“My son was the same way I am sorry”

“This is so sad. This is exactly what happened to my daughter. Today she is 31 years old. She cannot speak. I had a healthy baby she had many words then all was lost! The last word she lost was flower, hand flapping began, eye contact lost, smiles lost, and all she has today is hay and oooo, after vaccines took my baby girl away from me, she is diagnosed with Autism!”

“our family KNOWS this same story”

“Same thing happened to us”

“Listen to your gut instinct. All it takes is one vaccine to cause catastrophic damage. It is an illusion that spacing them out shields you from the damage vaccines cause”

“delayed scedule didn’t prevent our child from getting vaccine damaged!
Once done, there is no going back!”

“Delayed vaccination schedule is a delayed poisoning. My son only received 1 shot per month and he developed autism”

“We stopped at 6 months due to vax injury and I can’t help but think how similar my son is to your son after the shots. He definitely has better eye contact NOW, but he’s still not talking at almost 3. He’s in speech and he’s in occupational therapy so we hope some breakthroughs happen soon.”

“This is like my son 17 yrs ago, from a healthy, active baby to a baby that is constantly flapping, head banging, screaming, crying, picky eater, not looking when called. He had fever, lbm and projectile vomiting after mmr before the autism nightmare starts”

“This make me so sad. I have a son who Has autism and it happened like this. I have three children and the youngest havent have Any vaccination and he is so Healthy and happy.”

“My oldest never had them but youngest did! The youngest has autism”

“I’ve seen it with my own eyes! This is what happened with my daughter with her 18month.”

“This is almost EXACTLY what happened to my son. It was the MMR vaccine when he was a little over 1 years old. That’s the last shot he got. And he’s never been the same since.”

“I’ve gone through this and continue to go through this with my boys. Heartbreaking but you can fix it by having a clean diet, no vaccines and juicing to detoxify the body from all those toxins. That’s what we did with my oldest boy who was diagnosed at 2 and now his 6 and his diagnosis has been removed. I have a 3 year old that has GDD and has a lot of sensory issues so it’s harder for us to get him take all the juicing and really good food because he doesn’t eat much. But we are getting there.”

“My daughter is allergic to an ingredient in one of the 5 vaccines she got at her 12 month checkup. Her throat almost swelled completely closed and a rash that left scarring. That was the last time she had vaccines she is perfectly fine now but after that experience I haven’t allowed her anymore vaccines. For pre school we got her a medical and personal exemption”

“This happened to my nephew. A vibrant child and now lives in a State home wearing diapers. A 6’4″, 200+lbs man (30) carrying a doll. He is so doped up because of his size and strength …. Without any hopes of getting better.”

“Now that I look back, my daughter lost her few words she had and wasn’t as engaging after her MMR vaccine…”

“my son also changed extremly and started stuttering”

“I not only think is the MMR vaccine alone but all vaccines. I started noticing my son was not engaging, blabbing at 8 months. Also he was doing a lot of hand flapping, walking on tippie toes and would be banging his head. So heartbreaking to see my husband and I had to work so hard with ABA therapist, OT, Speech therapist, diets, prayers and more to get him where he’s at. Thank God his diagnosis has been removed but now I have a 3 year old with GDD and is going through the same thing.”

“This breaks my heart so gut wrenching to see.
When i look back and see how vaccines damaged my son I’m filled with guilt and sorrow if only i knew before”

“A friend of mine had her daughter inoculated, and she went from what I saw before the shot….busy, engaging, babbling…a normal little girl. After the shot, she went into seizures and eventually became totally mentally and physically debilitated. This is not a hoax.”

“Can the parents please message me? This story is exactly what happened to my son”

“this is how Adonis was before vs now”

“As a parent this must be heartbreaking. I have seen this happen to a family member and the results are sad. The child has grown up to be physically capable but mentally unable to engage on a level where he can be independent. Is this what we want for our children?”

“This was exactly our boy after his 6 month immunisations.
I was always a big believer in them until I no longer had my happy, inquisitive, affectionate boy. You don’t understand how heartbreaking it is and the years of therapy he now has to endure because of it. This problem is real!”

“My son’s story is nearly identical he only had polio vaccine at 12 months, I wasn’t comfortable with MMR, and Dr said to wait a month if I felt better…that polio was his last shot he ever received. He had 30+ words at 12 months, happy, engaging, eye contact, using as fork and spoon correctly and neatly…he lost it all, literally after that shot. Took a year for most motor skills to mostly return, and still working on speech 2.5 years later. We will be starting the chelation protocol soon.”

“That used to drive me crazy…I would say his name…over and over…he would not look up, couldn’t seem to break his gaze away from whatever he was staring at. It’s inexplicably frustrating and sad”

“My then two and half year old son became non verbal following vaccination also. He was developing normally and then didnt speak until age 5. Hes about to be 8 and still struggles with speech, he cant even learn how to read”

“This is all too familiar for our family. I lost my daughter and found her again at 4 years old. I’ll always wonder what might have been had I not allowed poison semi-lethal injections into her body.”

“Same. Lost her at 12 months and got her back at 3/4.”

“Ditto . Mine was completely potty trained and knew her alphabet. After Dtap it was ALL LOST.”

“Both my ex-husband and I have been genetically tested. We have no “autism” links or genes. My son changed after his MMR.”

“My son was healthy, normal, playful, babbling as his age would require, and hit all his marks as a 15 month old. When he got his MMR, it was literally like someone turning off the light switch to his life and personality.
He stopped everything. Stopped talking, stopped making eye contact, stopped playing with his sisters, and stopped being interested and involved with his environment.”

“I have similar videos of my son before and after the mmr jabs. He was eventually diagnosed ASD and ADHD at three. If i was to have any more children i wouldnt be giving it them.”

“Bless his heart… Very similar thing happened to my son.”

“Similar happened to us too…”

“And my child received a vaccine at a year old that left her with debilitating seizures and cognitive delays. Her pediatrician reported it as a reaction from vaccines. I’d have much rather she had gotten measles….. There would have been medical treatment for them.”

“the same happen to our son, we live in Puerto Rico. I’ve cry long nights thinking why. But now I focus in give him all he help and therary he needs…”

“I have friend who had the same experience”

“So sad, that happened to my stepson he got his shots in westerly RI”

“my child died just two weeks after first vaccinations was health baby before hand knocks me sick and they say it’s SIDS sad thing is I was to young and was not aware now I am and my child has had no vaccinations and doing very well”

“Breaks my heart, same thing happened to my daughter, watching before and after videos of her kills me – knowing i took my daughter for that vaccination and changed her whole life i’ll never stop telling people the TRUTH whether they are receptive to it or not.”

“Omg this is exactly how my son ended up at the same age too and he was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3 he’s nearly 5 years old and still has no speech”

“exactly what happened to Ashaz”

“That’s exactly what happened to my son.”

“This is so heartbreaking to watch, I saw the same exact thing happen to my baby boy”

“OMG THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED TO MY SON”

“Exactly what happened to my son. He said Mama and Dada. After the vax? He didn’t speak for 3 years.. Still has problems speaking and he is 40.”

“My sister went through this her daughter was talking and was fully communicating with her and everyone else. She got a vaccine and now they say she is autistic, and now she is nonverbal has to wear diapers and before the vaccine she was using the potty. She is now 4 years old.”

“My son is now 26 and the same thing happened to him when he was that age. Was way off the developmental chart and then everything stopped. The flapping, the humming, no eye contact, the communication stopped. No more mama or dada. All the other kids his age that he was more advanced than surpassed him.”

“My friend’s grandson received his vaccinations at 2 months old. He passed away later that night at the hospital. He was fine before that…not sick or anything.”

“Heartbreaking !!! This is exactly what happened to my beloved son over 21 years ago….why is this still being allowed to happen???? This is criminal and the pharma MUST be stopped…”

“Right after my daughter got MMR shot she starting do hand flapping and walking on top toes talk late very aggressive and won’t get long with other kids etc”

“I’m so sorry to see this and hear about your baby. I think I would lose my mind if this happened to my child. My nephew is autistic and I swear it was a result of the measles vaccine. We keep seeing this happening all around, but people are not waking up. Why are we allowing big pharma to continue doing this to our kids? Heartbreaking.”

“They messed up my little girl.”

“How many of us have exactly the same story after vaccine and will we ever be heard?”

“I have very similar footage.”

“I got teary listening to the mama trying so hard to get his attn after the fact… Brings back such painful memories. Exactly what we went through w our twins… Breaks my heart. Thank you for sharing so that others may know better than we did”

“My daughter is a victim of the vaccines. In August before 8th grade, she got the gardasil shot. Went home tired and slept. Woke the next day and she was barely there. She spent the next 6 months sleeping-she would wake and go to school, come home around 3pm, go to sleep, wake about an hour for dinner, then go back to sleep till 6am to wake for school-where she would struggle to stay awake.”

“When she got the vaccine at 2 weeks, she became very sick with a high fever and vomiting. When i called the docs office, the nurse laughed and said this was the 2nd call she received that night with the same situation, with a boy on the other side of the city, but she reassured me that the hepatitis vaccine was perfectly safe with no side effects for my 2 WEEK old.
And looking back, every time she got a vaccine she would be very sleepy like for a good month after. I just thought it was because she was fighting the virus from the vaccine. I have videos of her being very friendly and helpful and talkative. Then she slowly slipped away. But nothing was more obvious than that 8th grade year. I know for a fact that her disability is caused by the vaccines because it became severally worse that year.
Her getting that vaccine when she was 2 WEEKS old, she never had a chance to be normal.”

“Please listen and help! Enough children have been affected; my son included!!”

“This happened to my baby too. He is about to turn 6, still not talking. They are stealing out children from us.”

“My baby boy did the exact same thing! No one ever believes me”

“…reminded me of what Caleb used to do.”

“one vaccine almost killed my daughter.”

“My son had an adverse reaction at 1 month…it almost killed him too.”

“This made me cry because it was like watching my son all over again… except he was speaking in sentences when he lost everything.”

“This is hard to watch, beings the EXACT same thing happened with Lynae… it makes me sick”

“My son also said the ‘eeeeeeeee’…”

“This was my son too. He had a seizure. Lost all motor and verbal skills. Was diagnosed PDDNOS. After countless amounts of therapy, I have a healthy and intelligent 14 year old. So thankful for his progress. Social issues, yes. But overall, amazing.”

“The same happened my girl… but now she’s come back, has a few little quirks but nothing compared to the rocking, screaming and all the other things she used to do”

“This could be an exact video of our son.”

“Same thing happend to me…he had a few words…after 2…nothingg…he’s 33 months still nothing just mama…sometimes…I’m struggling to not have any more vaccines but its required here in california in order to place them in school”

“THIS IS MY STORY!!!”

“My son went through the same thing. My heart broke watching this just brought back memories of when I lost my healthy son.”

“My son Liam was the life of everything! Then he got his vaccinations and everything changed he is now 11 years old with severe autism he has only been out of diapers for over a year now and I know for a fact it’s because of the vaccinations!”

“Breaks my heart watching this because it’s looking at my son as he was amd is exactly the same now. What I wouldn’t do to have my baby as he was before that day”

“This made me cry because it’s like watching my son 10 years ago.”

“This is exactly what my poor son went thru. I know the the pain and heartaches seeing them like this after immunisation…took my son 5 years to get eye contact back but speech is still missing…slow process is better than no progress I guess…but still our kids should of never ended up like this with the bs they’re bringing out …

“Same thing identical happened to my little one, same age, yep, hand flapping, eeeeee and fussy. No eye contact unhappy and no more speech.
I broke the hand flapping when he was around three, teach him to put his hands in his pockets, this took about three months but he stopped flapping unless he was in the tub or pool, and his speech came back, it took three years but he began to speak. Still to this day he is fussy, and has lots of tantrums. He is now 16”

“My son is two and a half and he regressed at 14 mths old. He had his mmr jab and was never the same. My son goes eeeee, flaps, don’t make eye contact and tip toe walker. He’s also fussy with new foods, he lacks social interaction. It’s awful. I’m just at a loss with him”

“Went through the same with our son after the swine flu vaccine”

“That’s exactly to the T of what happened to my son”

“This is one of the most powerful awareness videos I have ever seen.
God Bless you and your family and from the bottom of my heart, Thank you for taking the time and having the courage to make and share this. I watched my brother, who is now 22 go through the exact same thing.”

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This video is also available on Youtube here.

If you do not want to see euthanasia legalized in NZ – you need to make a submission – date’s been extended (info & template included)

If you do not agree with euthanasia & do not want it legalized in NZ, you can go to the website below & make a submission. For more information on what is entailed with this Bill, read at the website. They’ve done a good comprehensive overview of the pertinent points and included info from other countries that have already enabled euthanasia.

From familyfirst.org.nz

The Select Committee considering David Seymour’s euthanasia bill (whose members interestingly ALL voted for euthanasia in the 1st Reading!) have set the deadline for submissions as soon as 20 February 2018. They seem to be hoping that you’ll be too distracted by the festive and holiday season to get around to making a submission against the bill. Let’s disappoint them!

So we’ve done all the ‘prep work’ for you.

https://www.familyfirst.org.nz/2017/12/euthanasia-its-time-to-make-a-submission-heres-all-the-info-you-need/

By 2nd FEB! If you don’t want NZ’s copper network gone that is safer for your health & enables your landline, you need to make a submission by 2nd February! (Template for email provided)

This flew under the radar for me. Was not aware but have just heard thanks to a reader. Submissions are due by the 2nd of February this year 2018!

Go to this link to find a submission form, easy as. You can tweak it for your own needs & email to the address provided:

http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/latest-news/template-submission-on/

There is also a facebook page on this issue at this link:

https://www.facebook.com/Save-Our-Landlines-NZ-1626155717464225/

Seeds of Life – Control Seeds, Control Life

Some thoughts on seeds. We need to save our own organic. (Unfortunately the video is no longer available).

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“When we invaded Iraq, we destroyed that seed bank and we destroyed the great ancient seeds that had been collected for the benefit of mankind.”

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“Monsanto owns a quarter of all the world’s seeds along with a handful of other companies who control around 60% of all the world’s seeds.”

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“Control oil and you control nations; control food and you control the people.” – Henry Kissinger

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“I know it may seem small and insignificant, but it’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become. That’s not a seed, any more than you’re just a boy.” ― Dr. Seuss

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Florida Lawmakers Introduce HPV Vaccine MANDATE Bill

And of course they won’t help you if you have a reaction or suffer damage as many already have which is kept under the radar. The risk of getting cancer is smaller than the risk of vax damage with this toxic scam.

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Florida lawmakers are now pushing a totalitarian medical police state law that would deny a public education to children who aren’t injected with the extremely toxic and risky HPV vaccine.

SB 1551, also being deceptively called the “Women’s Cancer Prevention Act,” mandates HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccines in school-aged children, revoking medical choice rights from parents and invoking state-sponsored coercion to force children to be subjected to extremely risky medical interventions, even against the wishes of their parents.

The HPV vaccine has been know to cause some of the worst adverse side effects. According to Natural Newsa boy was paralyzed from the neck down after receiving a Gardasil HPV vaccination. Don’t forget the “horrendous adverse effects” caused by HPV vaccines in Ireland after an Irish vaccine push damaged countless young girls. Pay no attention to the fact that Japan withdrew…

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Rangitikei farmers’ ‘spray and pray’ activity is grossly polluting the waterways

Kiwis love herbicides and poisons, particularly Kiwi farmers. They spray roundup over their pastures because the text books recommend it and they believe it’s safe. They won’t read the independent research either. Not in my experience. Still that’s what we’re up against. The corporations particularly Monsanto in this instance, have control of the media so they control the public perception. Their methods aren’t working & they’re not sustainable witness the filthy state of our waterways now. Can’t even swim in them any more. A total shame & total hypocrisy to be calling our country clean and green. See our Glyphosate pages.
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From Radio NZ

An intensive farming practice taking off in the Rangitikei, known locally as spray and pray, is an environmental disaster waiting to happen, according to Fish and Game.

The method involves aerially spraying steep hill country with herbicide, then sowing a winter crop and aerially spraying with fertiliser.

Stock are then fed in mobs on the crop during winter, which strips it back to bare land.

It has locals, including farmers, worried about what it is doing to waterways, particularly the protected Rangitikei River, which is one of 15 rivers in the country with a water conservation order on it.

Fish and Game chief executive Bryce Johnson said he first heard about the practice from a fishing guide in Rangitikei, who was noticing the river was clouding with sediment on fine days and becoming increasingly discoloured.

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https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/329000/spray-and-pray-‘just-asking-for-an-environmental-disaster’

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Facebook Teams Up With Deep State To Purge Independent Media

Are we surprized??

Nwo Report

Facebook has launched all-out war against independent media by publicly joining forces with the Deep State, who wish to take total control of our lives. 

Last year saw the globalist tech agenda take major grievous blows as Britons voted for Brexit and Americans voted for Trump.

In both instances the Deep State and Facebook had worked hand-in-hand to pump out their globalists narratives, pro-Remain in the EU and pro-Hillary Clinton in the U.S.

People refused to buy the narrative and sought out each other’s point of view instead. Facebook could censor Alex Jones, InfoWars, Tommy Robinson, Katy Hopkins, Paul Joseph Watson, and groups like “Labour Leave” as much as they liked –  people were still going directly to the sources and sharing them anyway.

The result was the ruination of media campaigns, costing up to $2 billion in the case in Clinton, demolished by ordinary people talking common sense to…

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In Venezuela, “We Loot Or We Die Of Hunger”

A course to help you understand the truth about the UN’s Sustainable Development plan (aka Agenda 21/30) and How It Affects You

If you are reading this, you must want to know more about Agenda 21. Well, good news-you have arrived at the right place!

This is the site of possibly the only Agenda 21 Course on the Internet. When you are done with the ten topical lessons and the accompanying materials, you will  understand what Agenda 21 is and its full impact on you, your family, and your country. Further, you will have enough knowledge to go out into your community and begin to change the course of America (or your country) – for the better!  Do not hesitate. Dive right into Lesson 1-Introduction to Agenda 21.

Go to the link to view the course lessons on video:

http://www.agenda21course.com/

Tax rates for our esteemed ‘public servants’ at Parliament are a joke – time for a complete overhaul

Calculated at the time of Key’s ‘leadership’ (said with tongue in cheek). The same would doubtless still apply for the current PM. Time for change. Bryan Bruce in his last doco recalled a time when Parliamentarians earned the same wage as a teacher. The higher salary (that being a vast understatement) has not brought greater accountability or better service from these public servants. We should return to the previous regime. And put them on a fair tax rate. This article from 2014 is from the dailyblog.co.nz

 

How much tax does John Key pay compared to a minimum wage worker??

By   /   August 27, 2014

Yesterday I did some calculations to find out what tax John Key pays compared to a worker on the minimum wage.

MANA Movement Economic Justice spokesperson John Minto is calling for a radical overhaul of New Zealand’s taxation system with calculations showing that a minimum wage worker pays a ten times higher tax rate than the Prime Minister.

Minimum wage worker 28% tax

Prime Minister 2.8% tax

The minimum wage worker on 40 hours per week earns $29,640 and pays $4,207 in income tax and $4,149.60 in GST giving a total tax of $8,356.60 or 28% of income.

On the other hand the Prime Minister earns $428,000 from his PM’s salary along with this year’s $5,000,000 increase in his wealth (according to NBR’s rich list) which gives him a total income of $5,428,000. On this total income he pays just $132,160 in income tax and approximately $21,400 in GST giving a total tax of $153,560 or 2.8% of income.

This is a national embarrassment. Those least able to pay are under a heavy tax burden while the super-rich pay peanuts.

The National government and its attack bloggers refer to the working poor as scum, bludgers and ferals but it’s clear the real problem is with the top 1% of income earners who get all the benefits of taxpayer funded facilities and services but don’t pull their weight paying for them.

Cleaners, fast-food workers, hospitality workers and security guards are all heavily subsidising the lifestyles of the superrich.

These figures show we need an overhaul of our tax system so the Prime Minister and his rich-list colleagues pay their fair share.

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http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2014/08/27/how-much-tax-does-john-key-pay-compared-to-a-minimum-wage-worker/

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Labour is fixing the Nat-created housing crisis with Agenda 21/30 emergency units that look not unlike prison cells

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The emergency housing ‘cells’ under construction… Photo: stuff.co.nz

As we know the Nats created a great hole in the State owned housing stock by selling off & land banking properties situated on prime real estate. Now Labour’s set to fix it with ‘affordable’ tiny housing. This is the global trend of course under the UN’s plan for sustainable development. (Sustainably developing developers’ bank accounts, nothing much else is being sustained … note worst pollution of waterways ever, councils are lip service only). With large swathes of the South Island just sold (rather gifted) off shore, governments/corporations have been full on privatising all our state assets with Public Private Partnerships that you all should examine a little more closely. More smoke and mirrors. For a full exposé you need to read Dr Naomi Jacobs’ ebook, a link there to the pdf is on the Agenda 21/30 in NZ page.

Further food for thought is the current new law in Australia that stops you declining vaccination for you or your child (or face 10 years imprisonment) and the stopping of private citizens and asking for papers/ID in the US. This is the beginnings of a totalitarian Police State agenda. That is the fairly plain writing I am seeing on the wall.

Here are the NZ tiny houses from stuff.co.nz … where are the windows?!

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Photo: Stuff.co.nz … artist’s impression of the new emergency housing

Housing crisis solution described as ‘design and planning monstrosity’

A building expert has slammed the Government’s latest emergency housing solution as a “design and planning monstrosity”.

Engineering consultant Jonathan Smith said the design of the small West Auckland units was unacceptable.

“The units are an eyesore and a design fail.”

The one-bedroom properties have already been criticised for looking like “prison cells”.

Single people would live in the prefabricated dwellings, for an average of three months, under the Government’s transitional housing programme.

Smith said the units were a “design and planning monstrosity”.

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https://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/western-leader/100849072/housing-crisis-solution-described-as-design-and-planning-monstrosity

Agenda 21/30’s stack and pack / tiny housing is world wide

The Chinese Version of Agenda 21 and Why The U.S. Should Care

As most aware people already know, England often provides us with a forward-looking view of where our police state surveillance grid will be in three or four years.

The US has a canary in the mine from which to predict its future and it has to do with how China are implementing Agenda 21. China has long led the world in repressive and inhuman enforcement of its one child policies, mandatory sterilization and forced abortions…. read more

And this is not just China. A search online will see the tiny house trend everywhere. We’ve posted here recently on the trend and the steering away from large sections, formerly a Kiwi tradition.
Use categories to find other articles here on the roll out of UN Agenda 21/ 30.

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POISONED WAIKATO FAMILY: An experienced hunter asks why no authorities have contacted the hunter who provided the meat that may also have killed his own dog

WHY DID THE AUTHORITIES NOT CONTACT THE PIG HUNTER WHO SOLD THE POISONED FAMILY THE WILD PIG ?!

This comment is from Lloyd Hanson a NZ hunter of 53 yrs experience. He raises some important questions that reflect more inconsistencies in the case of the poisoned Waikato family:

There is a lot of misinformation coming from mainly the pro poison side so here is a small attempt to rectify this :

Here is my opinion, based on over 30 years studying 1080, hunting and observing 1080 aerial drops on the ground. Also as an ex possum hunter I know the bush well.

LD50 rates/pig/human are irrelevant as this is the amount it is meant to take to KILL the animal/human concerned, not to cause ILLNESS, and in the human case has never been studied extensively so the rate is……..?????

Clyde Graf, Steve Graf and I observed a margin 1080 aerial drop in the Teme Valley, Marlborough a few years back, and after 12 hours we discovered 7 dead red deer hinds and a 50kg pig dead in the river.

We found the deer that we believe the pig had fed on, and it had eaten out the paunch (gut) area which resulted in it’s death a few hours later !

The deer of course had taken a lot more pellets than was necessary to reach its LD50 rate as one could stand in one place under the helicopter’s course and observe several pellets, making it easy for the hind to smell and pick up the scented cereal based baits in a short time period.

Now in the case of the poisoned wild pork consumed by the Indian people who were admitted to hospital in a critical condition :

The hunter who caught the pig was hunting in an aerial 1080’d block! He may have been unaware, as some hunters have access through the back of farms or through isolated, unsigned areas.

He may have been using holding dogs which latch onto the head or ear area if possible, and will bite somewhere to get a grip, resulting in ingestion of blood or saliva from the pig. It depends on how long it takes the hunter to get to the pig how much blood can be ingested ! Also some hunters feed offal to their dogs to reward them for their effort at the time of capture.

The word on the street is that this pig hunter’s dog was fed the heart of the pig.

It is unknown how deadly this poison is to humans. It may well be as toxic to humans as it is to dogs. No testing is done on humans and the research used to defend the poison is mostly anecdotal from years ago.

I will only cover this aspect of the whole sorry affair but will leave you with this thought:

How come Ministry of Primary Industries, or Waikato District Health Board, or NZ Police didn’t contact the hunter concerned, because if these people had died it could have been a manslaughter case, could it not? The poisoned family’s lawyer managed to contact him without a bother !

Lloyd Hanson

Hunter for 53 years.”

Postscript : The dog died, presumed to be of poison. See this film “DHB coverup” for the whole story :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6i4pZ5RYI4

and see this older article ( 10 December, 2017 ) by a neuroscientist, on the same topic of the poisoned Waikato family, which has some interesting info on 1080 in pigs :

https://envirowatchrangitikei.wordpress.com/…/update-on-th…/

FOR A HISTORY OF THIS STORY GO HERE:

https://envirowatchrangitikei.wordpress.com/suspected-1080-poisoning-cases/


FURTHER POST SCRIPT FROM CLYDE GRAF:

Does anyone out there know a forensic pathologist – a medical expert – who can make a determination on what poison is likely to have caused the following effects-symptoms in the poisoned family from Putaruru? The family that the Waikato DHB said was suffering from botulism? (If so, please email tvwild@xtra.co.nz – in confidence, or contact through messenger on FB).

Points to note

Shibu, one of the victims, stated he believed the poisoning was caused by 1080 (sodium monofluoroacetate) based on what he recalled the pig hunter had told him when receiving the pig, and upon gaining consciousness after 3 weeks in a coma. The pig hunter also reportedly told Shibu that the pig was fine to feed to his family (as is also stated by DoC, TBFree and regional councils – you’d need to consume a huge amount of poisoned flesh to get a dose that would harm you).

The New Zealand Government-owned factory that imports and manufacturers the baits currently says it’s mix is 0.15% pure 1080 in bait. And that just 30 grams of bait, or 2 and a half standard sized 12 gram baits, may kill an adult human. 166 of these twelve gram baits are currently spread (@ 2kg bait/Ha) across every hectare of land and water in New Zealand aerial operations. Enough bait to kill over 60 million people every year… https://www.pestoff.co.nz/assets/sds1080pellets.pdf

Also note – Shibu stated that the pig hunter told him that his dog had died on the same day, assumed to be from 1080 poison. Also note – over 70% of New Zealand’s forests are aerially spread with 1080 poison every 2 – 3 years … the poison is spread across forests, and also across all waterways within those forests, in most aerial operations around New Zealand. (See www.tvwild.co.nz for information about aerial operations across New Zealand)

Here are the symptoms to consider …

Symptoms mentioned in medical notes:

Vomiting
Abdominal pain
Agitated
Confused
Groaning
Reduced verbal response
Vocal paralysis
Muscle weakness
Opthalmoplegia (paralysis of muscles within or surrounding the eyes)
Pupils sluggish
Eyes rolling back in head
Reduced GCS (eye, verbal and motor response)
Tachycardia
Spontaneous jerky movements
Hypotonia
Biting
Personality change
Aggression
Sweaty
Fever
Delirium
Tremors
Repetitive muscle twitching and eye flickering
Dystonic posturing of legs
Spasmodic rigid movements
Legs flipping backwards 180 degrees
Legs in frog position
Flailing arms and legs that need to be restrained to avoid injury
Arms out to side or above head
Convulsions that required six staff members to hold the patient down
Tonic clonic seizures
Difficulty swallowing
Fatigue
Autonomic dysfunction
Afebrile
Muscle pain
Rising inflammatory markers
Elevated levels of CK (highest about 5000)
Facial grimacing
Unresponsive to pain
Tongue protrusion at times
Cough
Arching and flinging head, arms and legs against side rails
Incoherent
Unconscious
Pachymeningeal thickening
Inability to think clearly
Crying
Wailing

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Things Are Getting Worse, Not Better: Round Ups, Checkpoints and National ID Cards

Did you know that a NZ man died from 1080 poisoning in 1966? … his family is still waiting for NZ authorities to acknowledge this

From stuff.co.nz
2009

The family of a Mataura possum hunter who died from 1080 poisoning 43 years ago want his death publicly acknowledged by the Department of Conservation and Animal Health Board.

Both agencies say no-one has died of accidental 1080 poisoning in New Zealand.

But Ian Buchanan’s widow, 69-year-old Elva Wicks, of Invercargill, said that was not true.

Wicks was 25 years old and the mother of three young children when her first husband, Ian Buchanan, died a “ghastly death” in Dunedin Hospital in 1966.

Coroner J Murray found Buchanan died from “central nervous system depression accompanied by respiratory and cardiac failure due to 1080 poisoning”.

The poison was found by investigators in a tin of jam kept in a back porch cupboard, but it was never discovered how the poison came to be in the jam, or how Buchanan consumed the 1080.

“If DOC and the AHB say they haven’t heard anything about Ian’s death it’s because they don’t want to hear,” Wicks said.

“It is documented on his death certificate – how can they deny it?”

AHB spokeswoman Anne McLean said the manner of Buchanan’s death was unclear.

DOC spokesman Rory Newsam said the department was unaware of Buchanan’s death until alerted by the media this week.

SOURCE

http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/3097688/Hunters-family-in-1080-battle

 

Vaccine Skepticism In Australia is Now Punishable By 10 Years In Jail! With your right to choose gone, how more police-state can you get?

Comment: if you think NZ won’t do this read this ‘thin end of the wedge’ from Labour last year:

“One of the freedoms enjoyed by “extremist” religious people in New Zealand may be curtailed under a Labour-led Government.Health spokesman and Dunedin North MP David Clark said he would support New Zealand following Australia and banning unvaccinated children from child care centres and preschools.”

READ MORE: https://envirowatchrangitikei.wordpress.com/2017/11/26/labour-may-target-extremist-views-on-vaccination-ie-we-may-not-let-you-choose/


Australia is saying folk will be prosecuted even for  … expressing doubt about the effectiveness of vaccinations or urging further studies into vaccine safety.” That should ring loud warning bells.. a nation that does not allow further safety studies is blind indeed. A slippery slope to be on.

The Australian article is originally from yournewswire.com & reposted by australiannationalreview.com

Australian nurses and midwives who dare to speak out against the dangers of vaccinations on social media or in person will be prosecuted, the Australian government has warned, urging members of the public to report vaccine skeptics to the authorities.

Medical professional face a jail sentence of 10 years for expressing doubt about the effectiveness of vaccinations or urging further studies into vaccine safety. Opponents of the new law claim free speech and scientific integrity is under attack in Australia by a government that has been bought and paid for by Big Pharma.

With no exceptions we expect all registered nurses, enrolled nurses and midwives to use the best available evidence in making practice decisions. This includes providing information to the public about public health issues,” Chair of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) Dr. Lynette Cusack said in a statement.

The NMBA has called on Australians to report nurses or midwives promoting anti-vaccination – ‘anti-vaxxers’, as they’re known colloquially.

The board will consider whether the nurse or midwife has breached their professional obligations and will treat these matters seriously,” the statement said.

Any published anti-vaccination material and/or advice which is false, misleading or deceptive which is being distributed by a registered nurse, enrolled nurse or midwife (including via social media) may also constitute a summary offence under the National Law and could result in prosecution by AHPRA [Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.]”

One of the strongest supporters of vaccination, Victoria’s Health Minister Jill Hennessy, has no time for parents who believe vaccine safety requires further study in order to ensure they are safe for our children.

Describing vaccine skeptics as “brain dead sheep“, the politician said:

They are an organized movement, largely stemming from the United State of America that are hell bent on misleading parents that vaccinations are unsafe.

“That’s a dangerous message and one I’m going to continue to fight. Vaccinations save lives,” the minister concluded.  READ MORE
http://australiannationalreview.com/2018/01/21/vaccine-skepticism-in-australia-now-punishable-by-10-years-in-jail

The effects of GMOs on your health (the research & what foods they are in)

Published on Dec 18, 2012

The effects of Genetically Modified Organisms which can be found in the food we consume. Learn more at http://www.naturalnews.com/037249_gmo…
NOTE: the header image of the tumorous rats is from Professor Seralini’s research. You can read about that and/or watch the video of his findings on our Glyphosate pages. And/or visit naturalnews’ coverage of the topic here. You will also find if you google this that it is debunked on those debunking sites, as most valuable info the powers that be would prefer you didn’t know about is. If you find that too conspiratorial ask yourself why ever if GMOs are so safe, do THEY NOT WANT THEM LABELED? Consider also, why do these people who recommend GMOs not eat them themselves? Food for thought (no pun intended).
See also our Glyphosate and GMO pages at the main menu
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Proof that Smart Meters Affect the Human Heart (aka Advanced Meters in NZ)

Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch

This video concludes with an explanation from a MD … see in real time the effects from exposure to the frequencies emitted by a Smart Meter. Kiwis they are called here, Advanced Meters. Don’t be fooled by your Powerco’s call centre where you will be told they’re ‘no more dangerous than a mobile phone’ … if you are still in doubt the doco you must watch is ‘Take Back Your Power’ (viewable for pennies at the site of the same name). There you will see compelling evidence that will convince you to be rid of your Smart aka Advanced meter because it also exposes you to a raised cancer risk. Yet another area in which the general public have been lied to by industry. Then there’s the fire risk, and the escalated power bills. All denied of course however if you care to dig deeper you’ll find it’s all true…

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NZ’s Rocket Base (that’s partnered with the largest defense contractor on the planet) is testing again – what are they really up to?

And this one, reblogging FYI

Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch

From the NZ Herald

“Rockets will soon be blasting off from northern Hawke’s Bay again, after Rocket Lab announced its second test-launch window.

“The Auckland-based company yesterday said it would fly payloads for clients Planet and Spire on its upcoming second test flight titled “Still Testing” from its Launch Complex 1 site at Mahia Peninsula.” NZ Herald

We had an article earlier this year about the Mahia Rocket base.  I had intended to follow up with further details however time constraints have prevented me. There were some comments from locals that you can read at the original post, voicing their concerns and observations around the consultation processes, possible effects on fishing and other things.

What I have discovered since that post is information people probably are not aware of about Lockheed Martin (LM). I’m adding here the basic info on the corporation from the original post:

Lockheed Martin is…

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NZ has a rocket base that’s received $25 million Govt funding & is financially supported by the world’s largest weapons trader, Lockheed Martin

Time for a reblog of this one, with a launch that’s happened this week. I still fail to see what is celebratory about a ‘partnership’ with one of the largest weapons traders on the planet.  The corporation is so big that it is the equivalent almost, of a private second government. The average household in America has what he calls a ‘Lockheed Martin tax’. The sum of around $260 is taken from all pockets to pay this company basically to spy on Americans through the NSA & CIA, even tracking packages in the US postal. As well as all this of course they make ballistic missiles among other weaponry to sell to foreign governments.  Read more on that here.

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Rocket_Lab_Launch_Complex_1_(Sept_2016) The new rocket launch-pad at Mahia NZ …  Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Rocket Lab is an American aerospace corporation launching out of New Zealand
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Did you know that NZ now has a rocket base? This news seems to have flown under the radar for many. I only noticed it myself a month or so ago. The base is actually situated in Mahia on the East Coast of the North Island, however it was originally planned for the South Island at Kaitorete Spit near Christchurch, also near Birdling Flat and the Radar/Haarp Station there (more on NZ Haarp here and here). The length of time obtaining consents appears to have been the deciding factor about a change in tack.  Rocket Lab noted one thing that prevented it from launching close to Christchurch which was the need for a cultural impact assessment from the council. A decision was made to locate…

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Next Story No Yard? No Problem: 5 DIY Garden Projects For People Who Don’t Have Space For A Garden

From collective-evolution.com

Gardening can be such a rewarding hobby for you, your family, your neighbours and some friends as well as there is much to benefit from. Aside from being rewarding for your mind and soul, it is also physically rewarding because you actually get to harvest the “fruits of your labor.”

Being able to grow your own food means that you have COMPLETE control over what you are putting into you and your family’s bodies. You get to pick the seeds, the soil and the water that is being used to grow your fruits and veggies. That means completely organic, GMO free, fresh food could be right at your fingertips!

The majority of the produce in your local grocery store has traveled for a long time to get from where it was harvested to your grocery store and then eventually, your kitchen table. Did you know that fresh fruits and vegetables lose many of their nutrients during this traveling process? Not to mention all of the resources that it takes for this food to actually travel to you.

To be able to grow even some of your own fresh fruits and vegetables ensures that you are getting quality, wholesome, nutrient rich food, and you are doing your part for the environment as well.

Now imagine if everyone adopted some of these simple gardening practices, how amazing would that be? This not only brings us one step closer to becoming self-sufficient, but it also will majorly cut down all of the emissions from the big trucks and planes that are transporting this produce. So here are 5 simple gardening projects for people who don’t have a garden!

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http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/04/05/no-yard-no-problem-5-diy-garden-projects-for-people-who-dont-have-space-for-a-garden/

The 10 GMO Myths That Monsanto Wants You To Believe

From activistpost.com

Monsanto and their biotech buddies would have you believe that they are super-heroes, set on saving hungry children from starvation wearing a dazzling fake-green cape. In fact, in a recent attack on activists, Monsanto’s CEO Hugh Grant said that because critics “can afford” organic food, we don’t care about the plight of those who can’t afford it. “There is this strange kind of reverse elitism: If I’m going to do this, then everything else shouldn’t exist,” said Grant. “There is space in the supermarket shelf for all of us.”

Even Monsanto’s website is on the defense, with page after page attempting to justify what the biotech industry is doing to our food supply. It must be true if even leading “philanthropists” (and I use this term loosely) like Bill and Melinda Gates are behind the distribution of Monsanto crops across the globe. Right?

Actually, it’s all about the public’s perception. The push for acceptance of GMO foods has, thus far, been all about which team has the most money. Monsanto and their ilk can afford more television ads and more PR than anti-GMO activists can. Because the biotech companies, Big Food, and Big Agri can pay to spread their message, many people are convinced by their pure propaganda that GMOs are a necessary evil if the Third World is to avoid millions of slow, agonizing deaths by starvation. Because biotech is able to afford to blanket the media with their perspective, their view point is accepted as the correct one because that is the only perspective that many people ever hear.

But just because they shout the loudest, that doesn’t make it true.

How we address these misconceptions can mean the difference between swaying people to examine these claims more closely or causing them to stick their fingers in their ears and sing, “lalalalala…” to block us out. Here are some of the most common myths that Monsanto and friends would like you to believe about the wonderful world of GMOs.

Myth #1: No one has ever proven that GMOs are harmful to people.

Monsanto mouthpieces have been quoted time, time, and time again stating the untruth that genetically modified organisms have never been proven to harm people. It seems that they believe, like Joseph Goebbels, the uncontested King of Propaganda, that if you repeat a lie often enough, and with enough conviction, that it becomes the accepted truth.

The reality: Just a few of the results of a GMO diet (based on peer-reviewed studies) are: grotesque tumors, premature death, organ failure, gastric lesions, liver damage, kidney damage, severe allergic reactions, a viral gene that disrupts human functions…you can read more HERE.

Myth #2: GMO crops are the only way to solve world hunger.

The most common pro-GMO argument that you will hear these days is that genetically modified crops are the only way to feed the world’s burgeoning population. Without them, proponents claim that hunger will claim the lives of millions over the next decade. In the gospel of biotech, GMOs are the answer to world hunger. If you protest against GMO technology, you are cast as a cold-hearted elitist and the deaths of all of those suffering children in ***** (pick-a-3rd-world-country) rest firmly on your doorstep.

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https://www.activistpost.com/2013/07/the-10-gmo-myths-that-monsanto-wants.html

NZ is ‘perceived’ to be ‘the least corrupt country in the world’ according to Transparency Int Corruption Perception index – it’s not says an anti-corruption whistleblower

NZ is ‘perceived’ to be ‘the least corrupt country in the world’ according to the 2016 Transparency International ‘Corruption Perception Index’.
NZ, in the opinion of experienced anti-corruption whistle-blower Penny Bright, is a ‘corrupt, polluted tax haven – a banana republic – without the bananas’.

“Throw Transparency International’s ‘Corruption Perception Index’ into the rubbish bin of history!”

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Follow the link to watch the video:

Penny Bright speaks outside Rutherford House – venue of the meeting organised by Transparency International NZ for the Chair of the Board of Transparency International (TI) Jose Ugas on 1 August 2017.

Video recorded:
Wednesday 2 August 2017.

WHY: It’s time to move from corruption measurement based on ‘perception’ to REALITY.

NZ is ‘perceived’ to be ‘the
least corrupt country in the
world’ according to the 2016 Transparency International
‘Corruption Perception Index’.

NZ, in the opinion of experienced anti-corruption whistle-blower Penny Bright, is a ‘corrupt, polluted tax haven – a banana republic – without the bananas’.

That’s what she told the Chair of the Board of TI, Jose Ugaz, in front of 200 attendees at this meeting, and provided evidence, in the form of her ACTION PLAN for Transparency and Accountability.

(Penny Bright has just returned from The Hague, and ‘blew the whistle’ making the same points at the World Justice Project 2017 International Rule Of Law Forum – attended by 400 ‘experts’ from 75 countries).

PLEASE WATCH AND SHARE!
https://www.facebook.com/penny.bright.104/videos/1751010424911642/

Thousands of bees are dying in Murchison. No-one knows why

This is so tragic. We’ve just seen bees dying in the Coromandel. Now Murchison. There have been many die offs of other creatures/insects/marine life for some time now. Small wonder with the state of our planet now. It is so highly polluted it is anybody’s guess what has caused each of them. EnvirowatchRangitikei

From Stuff.co.nz

Hundreds of thousands of bees are dying in Murchison, near Nelson, and beekeepers are at a loss to save them.

Veteran beekeeper Ricki Leahy said he first noticed dead bees in front of his hives in the Mangles Valley last Friday.

Leahy, who is an ApiNZ board member, produces Tutaki Honey through his business Trees and Bees. He said the 40 hives used for queen rearing around his home had been affected, as well as another 186 hives located half a kilometre down the road.

Leahy estimated the number of dead bees to be in the hundreds of thousands.

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Dead bees from eight hives in Mangles Valley Murchison Photo: Ricki Leahy

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“We had a look at them again this morning to see if we could rescue any and it is just hopeless, there are so many dead bees.”

The hives were fine when Leahy checked them on Thursday, but bees had continued to die since Friday.

“What bees are left are looking very unstable on their feet, they have got the jitters and there is actually nothing we can really do to help the situation. There is nothing we can do. ”

In his 40 years beekeeping, Leahy said he hadn’t experienced a loss of hives on such a scale and that the impact was “absolutely devastating”.

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https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/100789676/thousands-of-bees-dying-in-murchison-from-suspected-poisoning

First GM Rice Just Approved By The U.S. FDA

Brain damage in newborns dropped dramatically after non-stick cookware chemicals were banned

(Natural News) Great food is made naturally from preparation to serving, and how it is prepared has been a been a key component in the reduction of babies born with low weight and brain damage, based on a study published by the New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

The report, published in the International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, states that eliminating chemicals that were used to make non-stick coating, like Teflon, have stymied more than 118,000 low-weight births as well as brain damage related to it. This finding was derived after a thorough examination of blood samples from women who had just given birth as part of a national health study.

Earlier studies have long connected the chemicals, which were known for making sure food does not stick to the pans, with hypertension, birth defects, and lower-than-average weights. These points were the key issues behind the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) stewardship program on the reduction of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) — one of the main components in non-stick materials — as well as subsequent efforts to eliminate production in 2014.

Researchers assess that the sharp dip in chemically-linked births have helped save the country at least $13.7 billion in health costs caused by long-term hospital stays for infants and the continued treatment for the cognitive damage sustained. This figure also accounts for future gains made when the children accomplish higher education levels and gain employment.

“The evidence is overwhelming that the EPA-industry accord to phase out chemicals once used in nonstick coatings has been a major success in protecting children’s health,” according to lead investigator and epidemiologist Dr. Leonardo Trasande, who is also an associate professor at NYU. “[The] policy designed to lessen human exposure has spared thousands of newborns from damage to their health and saved U.S. taxpayers over a billion dollars in unnecessary health care costs.”

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https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-12-20-brain-damage-newborns-dropped-non-stick-cookware-chemicals-banned.html

How Haiti helped build Philadelphia