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100 meters wide and 3 kilometers long. (Photo: El Comercio) image Large crack opens in the earth in southern Peru staff report via baz, Sunday, Feb 27 2011, 11:54pm
A number of geophysicists and others have predicted that the earth will undergo drastic geological upheaval in this period. Recent quakes in New Zealand signal events on opposite side of Pacific, as is the usual case with these movements.

According to predictions, Etna and Pele are the main indicators. Soothsayers and scientists seem to agree that we are in for a 'big one' and it ain't gonna be pleasant. Drastic pole shift scenarios are also predicted, in which case entire continents could be flooded overnight. Apparently the earth undergoes these 'cleansing periods' when man's perversity gets out of hand. If that is the case it's gonna be a rough ride. [Inaction from the people brings its own reward!]
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Last Commented Monday, Feb 28 2011, 6:12am
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text Scientists concerned by high number of baby dolphin deaths in Gulf Karen Nelson via stan, Tuesday, Feb 22 2011, 8:46am
GULFPORT -- The industry’s leading scientist on marine mammal strandings is concerned about the deaths of baby dolphins. Blair Mase, NOAA’s marine mammal stranding coordinator for the Southeast region, confirmed that the number of baby dolphin deaths is high.
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text Global Food Insecurity spawns ... Thandi Winston via quill, Thursday, Feb 10 2011, 6:54am
DAKAR, Feb 9 (TerraViva) – Some are calling it the second scramble for Africa – the growing appetite of external interests in securing huge tracts of land in Africa, displacing the small-scale farmers who form the backbone of the continent’s own food security.The issue has been one of the main talking points at this year’s World Social Forum. And whilst there are no immediate answers, activists are warning about its effects on African people’s livelihoods and food security.
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text Food Speculation: 'People Die from Hunger While Banks Make a Killing on Food' John Vidal via reed, Monday, Jan 24 2011, 9:17am
It's not just bad harvests and climate change; it's also speculators that are behind record prices. And it's the planet's poorest who pay.
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Al 'corporatist' Gore and David 'sachs' Blood -- circus! image Al Gore's Role in the Goldman Sachs Carbon Con Richard Pollock via baz, Sunday, Jan 2 2011, 7:42pm
Major Corporate Polluters must be penalised in order to stem the flow of poisons into the environment and as we are aware Corporations PATHOLOGICALLY avoid additional costs. WE must therefore exercise constant VIGILANCE in order to prevent polluters avoiding or shifting responsibility to the public.

The Corporate sector makes astronomical PROFITS that are easily able to absorb the additional cost of cleaner energy production. The Corporations have for far too long avoided safety and low pollution protocols, which decease their profits. It is time that their ill gotten gains were utilised for compensation, reparation and clean energy. Whether or not those additional costs result in low profits is not an issue, as it is the planet and life on earth at stake.

The Corporations must not be allowed to AVOID RESPONSIBILITY and SHIFT the BLAME and COSTS of THEIR polluting onto others. Goldman Sachs (and friends) would have the public pay for their mistakes while continuing to extract profits. The following article reveals the sordid machinations behind the plan to create enormous profits from Carbon Trading.
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Last Commented Thursday, Jan 6 2011, 9:46am
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Big Freeze - UK image Climate Chaos quin, Friday, Dec 31 2010, 7:02pm
The most underreported story of the past year – the mass media has chosen to replace Paris Hilton with Julian Assange as the major distraction -- is dramatic global climate change, the factors responsible and the huge negative social consequences that will result from the extreme weather conditions. (story and 5 comments and 1 image)
Last Commented Saturday, Jan 1 2011, 5:20am
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text Fireblight: A Matter of Backbone and Sovereignty happy jack, Monday, Nov 29 2010, 9:01pm
A foreign organisation, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) is demanding that Australia open its quarantine doors to the possibility of fireblight disease from imported New Zealand apples. Oz has enforced a ban on NZ apples for decades and as we are aware our local industry is not only able to supply local markets but exports volumes to Asia and other nations. So why the imposition from a foreign 'authority' telling us what to do with our crucial food crops – the answer lies somewhere between a jelly fish and servile mammals without backbones. (story and 1 comment)
Last Commented Tuesday, Nov 30 2010, 8:10am
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text NATO dumping Toxic Waste along Adriatic staff report via reed, Wednesday, Nov 24 2010, 9:00pm
NATO is disposing of bombs and missiles in the Adriatic sea, with toxic waste potentially reaching Croatian and Italian shores, an Italian journalist has warned.
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text Chemical Companies, Monsanto/GM Crops Threaten Eco Collapse Jerome Taylor via nann, Friday, Oct 29 2010, 7:59pm
First the bees now bats have succumbed to the horrors of pollution and genetic tampering with our food crops. Nevertheless, we allow Monsanto and a host of Chemical Corporations to continue to turn a profit!

The typically short term 'solution' Corporations are pursuing is to purchase unpolluted and untampered with arable land offshore in poorer nations and other food producing nations stupid enough (Australia) to surrender their prized fertile lands to Transnational Corporations -- that, by nature, would eventually see all viable ecologies replicating the destruction which is occurring in the USA. Ed.

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text Green Gratitude Tobias, Wednesday, Oct 6 2010, 10:08pm
Ode to an Earthling
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text Monsanto, GM crops and the massive American bee kill quill, Tuesday, Sep 28 2010, 9:59am
American food regulator (FDA) is using its powers to force sellers of GM foods NOT to label any food as genetically modified -- cop that if you're still able to distinguish between the ceiling and the floor! (story and 1 comment)
Last Commented Friday, Oct 1 2010, 11:22am
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text BP, Corporate controlled government and The Louisiana Testimony Clint Guidry via reed, Sunday, Jul 11 2010, 9:24pm
On May 24th, in Galliano, Louisiana, Clint Guidry testified to a delegation of US Senators, Congressmen, Agencies and Departments under Obama’s administration. He sent the following testimony to the president as well, urgently requesting help.
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text The Values of the People that control our Politicians drex, Sunday, Jun 27 2010, 7:35am
From the Niger Delta to the off-shore Oil rig explosion in Western Australia, then to the most catastrophic act of vandalism and environmental destruction in history, the Gulf of Mexico failure of the US government to REGULATE the polluting and murdering CORPORATISTS – what’s a few million dead civilians in Oil rich Iraq and a DEAD ecology in the Gulf compared to the avarice of the bottom liners? (story and 1 comment)
Last Commented Monday, Jul 5 2010, 4:55am
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Oil spill, Gulf of Mexico image Oil Companies: All profit NO disaster Contingencies teale, Friday, Apr 30 2010, 9:31pm
Have we got the picture yet, regarding off-shore oil platforms and their obvious lack of contingency plans in the event of disastrous spills? Oz had a catastrophic explosion and fire on an off-shore rig that spilled thousands of tonnes of oil into pristine seas off Western Australia -- the State that is run by Transnational mining and gas/oil Corporations. (story and 1 comment and 1 image)
Last Commented Monday, May 3 2010, 7:07am
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climateshame.jpg image "No binding agreements" -- Copenhagen ends in FAILURE hue, Friday, Dec 18 2009, 8:20pm
Predictably, the Copenhagen Climate 'Accord' ended in FAILURE; participants were more concerned with national rather than planetary issues.

Participating representatives avoided binding agreements favouring instead the SHORT TERM ECONOMIC INTERESTS of their respective nations -- and therein lies the problem! (story and 1 comment and 1 image)
Last Commented Friday, Dec 18 2009, 9:28pm
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K. Rudd image Kevin Rudd’s Last Stand at ‘Little Big’ Copenhagen bluey, Thursday, Dec 17 2009, 8:59pm
One cannot help but draw parallels between the arrogance, foolhardiness and NARCISSISM of General George Armstrong Custer and his modern blonde counterpart, Kevin ‘photo-op’ Rudd. Both men share similar personality flaws, not the least being pathological narcissism, which also explains the one-man-band attitude of both men AND of course defines their greatest weakness and the inevitable cause of their ignominious FALL from grace. (story and 1 image)
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text Copenhagen: the 'FIX' is in -- Corporatist sham EXPOSED! John Vidal via fish, Tuesday, Dec 8 2009, 6:48pm
The UN Copenhagen climate talks are in disarray today after developing countries reacted furiously to leaked documents that show world leaders will next week be asked to sign an agreement that hands more power to rich countries and sidelines the UN's role in all future climate change negotiations. (story and 1 comment)
Last Commented Wednesday, Dec 9 2009, 6:00pm
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That's their boy -- Rudd dutifully performing for the Yanks image ETS PM, Kevin Rudd, exposed as Corporate Lackey and LIAR AAP wire via fleet, Thursday, Dec 3 2009, 12:34am
It is no secret today that Capitalism’s last, desperate pitch to survive depends on (grossly unfair) Carbon Trading/Emission Schemes. Not surprisingly the Corporate world has dispatched their LACKEY politicians to implement Carbon Trading schemes in the respective nations in which they hold sway. However, schemes that disadvantage the average person with CRUSHING additional TAXES while COMPENSATING Industry/Big Business for polluting, may prove a very hard sell to say the least – one national leader EXPOSED, who’s next? (story and 1 image)
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text You can’t have your slave and whip him too! birdie, Monday, Nov 23 2009, 7:01pm
All attempts by puppet governments to implement carbon trading (ETS) are doomed to failure for a very simple reason; their ‘solution' is the problem! Allow me to clarify – every man and his dog is aware that Criminal Corporatists are responsible for the collapse of the global economy and that laissez-faire Capitalism is the ideological cause of all our current woes. YET the imbeciles and CRIMINALS that perpetrated this global economic horror desire to ‘trade’ -- MAKE MONEY -- from pollution via Carbon Trading! The solution is the problem, do you get it now? (story and 1 comment)
Last Commented Tuesday, Dec 1 2009, 6:40am
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text Copenhagen Climate deal predictably Doomed krill, Sunday, Nov 15 2009, 4:01pm
APEC leaders meeting in Singapore -- the hanging capital of the region -- have clearly indicated that any chance of a realistic climate deal in Copenhagen is doomed, didn’t we know it! (story and 1 comment)
Last Commented Monday, Nov 16 2009, 4:18pm
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