Daily Archives: December 28, 2014

Laura Bruno – Kintsukuroi: Broken Places Are Golden – 28 December 2014

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Thanks to Jamie for this beautiful post! I especially love Wu Wei, since Wu Wei Zi is “Schizandra,” the main character of my novel, who acts in such a manner. Also, painting discarded, old doors into powerfully intentioned and coded portals is my favorite form of art to practice. Thanks to Tania Marie for bringing this blog to my attention.

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NaturalNews – Michael Ravensthorpe – Four Surprising Uses For Hydrogen Peroxide – 28 December 2014

NaturalNewss Logo-April-2014(NaturalNews) Hydrogen peroxide is an odorless, colorless chemical compound comprised of water and oxygen. It was first identified and isolated by the French chemist Louis Jacques Thenard in 1818 and, by the beginning of the 20th century, had become one of Europe’s most popular surface disinfectants due to the speed with which it kills microorganisms through oxidation.

Hydrogen peroxide is still found in most chemists today, and remains a much-loved alternative to bleach due to its low cost and environmentally friendly nature. However, this germicidal agent is highly versatile and provides far more uses than most people realize. Continue reading

NaturalSociety – Monsanto’s Pesticide May Kill $2 Billion Wine Industry – 28 December 2014

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Christina Sarich

by Christina Sarich
Posted on December 25, 2014

Dow and Monsanto’s failed glyphosate-resistant crops have caused cotton farmers in Texas to reach for a new concoction of chemicals, namely 2,4-D and dicamba. They are threatening the viability of vineyards across Texas.

Emergency Shutdown At Ukraine’s Largest Nuclear Power Plant – 28 December 2014

RT logoOne of the reactors at the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant has automatically shut down after a glitch. This is the second halt in operations in recent weeks at the plant in Ukraine’s southeast, which covers at least one fifth of the country’s power needs.

“Unit 6 at Zaporizhzhya NPP was disconnected from the network by the automatic system that prevents damage to the generator. The reactor is running at 40 percent of nominal power,”the plant’s official website says stressing that radiation at the facility is equal to the natural background, which is 8-12 microroentgen/hour.

This accident took place on Sunday morning at 05:59 am local time (03:59 GMT). Causes are still being investigated, while the Energy Ministry hopes to restart the unit in the coming days. The remaining five reactors continue to generate an estimated 4,530 MW.

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ActivistPost – Can Robots Save The World? Fukushima’s Nuclear Fuel Mess – 28 December 2014

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“Art is long and life is short, and success is very far off.” – Joseph Conrad

“Never send a human to do a machine’s job” – Agent Smith, The Matrix

“The temptation to politicize science is overwhelming and longstanding. Public trust in science has always been high, and political organizations have long sought to improve their own credibility by associating their goals with ‘science’ – even if this involves misrepresenting the science” (1). – MIT professor, Richard S. Lindzen

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French Alps Hit By Massive Snowfall, Thousands Of Cars Stranded – 28 December 2014

RT logoMassive snowfall, aggravated by strong winds and ice in the French Alps, has trapped thousands of holidaymakers, with up to 15,000 people forced to spend Saturday night in emergency accommodation centers in the Savoie region in southeastern France.

Conditions remained difficult on Sunday, a spokesman for the Savoie prefecture said. Authorities set up shelters in a dozen towns for stranded tourists in the area.

The chaos on Saturday left nearly 2,000 passengers stranded at Chambery airport in southeastern France. A spokesman for the Savoy region, which comprises roughly the territory of the Western Alps between Lake Geneva in the north and Dauphiné in the south, said: “We have not estimated the number of people who spent the [Saturday] night in their cars.”

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‘Wake Up!’ 1000s Take To Streets Across US Protesting Police Brutality – 28 December 2014

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A wave of peaceful protests, aimed at denouncing police violence, swept across the US on Saturday, with the number of protesters peaking in Los Angeles, where there were over 5,000 in the “Millions March for First Amendment Rights.”

“Hands up, don’t shoot”, “Black lives matter” and “No justice, no peace,” – these mottos united demonstrations that took place in several major American cities – Los Angeles, New York and Ferguson, where there have been several cases of fatal shooting by the police.

The protesters were calling for justice for those killed by police – Michael Brown (Ferguson) and Eric Garner (New York), as well as Ezell Ford and Omar Abrego (both from Los Angeles) among them.

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ActivistPost – 87% Vaccinated Involved In Whooping Cough Outbreak – 28 December 2014

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Hundreds Of Cops Turn Their Backs On Mayor At NYPD Officer Funeral – 28 December 2014

RT logoAs Mayor Bill de Blasio was giving a speech at the funeral of Rafael Ramos, a NYPD officer killed in an ‘execution’-style attack, attending police turned their backs to the screen in protest. Blasio is accused of siding with Eric Garner campaigners.

More than 25,000 police officers from across the country attended the funeral of Rafael Ramos at the Christ Tabernacle Church, in the Glendale neighborhood of Queens in New York. Ramos and Wenjian Liu were shot dead at point blank range last week, as their car was ambushed ‘execution style’ in Brooklyn. The perpetrator fled the scene and committed suicide.

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In his televised address, de Blasio tried to reach out to the police extending his “condolences to another family – the family of the NYPD – that is hurting so deeply right now.”

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Search For Missing AirAsia Flight Halted Till Morning As Relatives Gather At Airport – 28 December 2014

RT logoAnxious family members of the missing AirAsia flight have gathered at the airport in Surabaya to await news of their loved ones. Meanwhile, air search for the missing plane has been suspended for the night as darkness fell.

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Some small boats will continue looking for the plane throughout the night, while air search operations over the Java Sea will be resumed on Monday at 6am, Indonesia’s National Search and Rescue Agency said.

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