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be1Last Monday the European Union deputy ambassadors voted to accept evidence available that confirms the link between pesticides and bee deaths. The vote took place in Brussels, where they were forced to act quickly to set forth a ban for a minimum of at least two years on the pesticides that prove to be harmful to bees. There will be EU restrictions that apply from December 2013 that ban neonicotinoid pesticides used to treat bee-attractive crops.

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A number of countries support the ban, 15 in total but the UK and 7 other member states do not. The European Commission will ban the use of the pesticides linked to bee deaths across all member states, 27 in total.

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Those countries opposing a ban have failed. Now, the Commission must draw the only conclusion possible and immediately halt the use of these pesticides as a first step to protect European food production and ecosystem – Marco Contiero, EU agriculture policy director

The UK government has always had links with the United States government, and it’s the U.S. government Environmental Protection Agency that approves of the GMO insecticide responsible for killing off bees. You can read more about that here. Not to long ago, the US government was sued for their use of pesticides killing millions of bees, and ignoring scientific evidence that proves it. You can read more about that here.

Banning pesticides linked to bee deaths however comes with strong opposition from the UK government. The government heavily disapproves the ban and insisted that the European Commission proposals lacked conclusive scientific evidence. It will cost European farmers almost 2 billion pounds and lead to a 20 percent loss of necessary crop yields. Again, money becomes an excuse to continue destroying the environment, bees and potentially the entire global food chain. At the same time, loss of crops due to lack of pesticides has been over glorified, if we really wanted to we could stop the use of pesticide spraying and still have an abundant amount of food for the entire global population. I have a feeling that something much larger than money is at stake here, spraying toxic chemicals on crops can’t be good for human ingestion. It’s not surprising to hear that major chemical/pharmaceutical companies are involved with the creation of the pesticides.

How can the UK government say that there is no scientific evidence?  Top quality research shows that our current regulations to protect the creatures that pollinate much of our food is extremely inadequate. You can’t argue this one, it’s been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals that show how widely used pesticides have a very damaging effect on bees. A new paper published in the journal Nature shows how bees are twice as likely to die when exposed to pesticides; two-thirds of the bees are lost when exposed compared to a third when not exposed. The exposed bees are also half as successful in gathering food. The exotoxicology tests only looked at honey bees, and failed to include bumblebees. Bumblebees are just as important in providing the required pollination to create much of the food we consume.

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It’s good to see this ban going through in this part of the world, it has been a long time and the evidence has always been there. The world is starting to make some noise!

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/eu/10025667/EU-overrules-Britain-to-ban-pesticides-linked-to-bee-deaths.html

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3250423/?tool=pubmed

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2316588/EU-ban-pesticides-linked-bee-deaths-moves-step-closer-despite-UK-governments-resistance.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/22/us-government-sued-pesticides-bee-harm

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature11585.html

 

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Abductions & Car Vandalism – Startling Australian UFO Report Unclassified

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An uncovered Australian report performed by their Department of Defence. “Scientific Intelligence — General — Unidentified Flying Objects” is trending again. Those who have done extensive research on UFOs will find the Australian version of disclosure to be far more intellectually honest than the American version. Albeit it was conducted decades ago.

According to ex-US intelligence official Luis Elizondo, the Defense Department’s Inspector General is presently conducting three reviews. The inquiries vary from the Department of Defense’s handling of UFO claims to Elizondo’s alleged whistleblower retribution. The open IG cases are crucial to Australia’s report because they establish beyond a shadow of a doubt that the US Department of Defense is being dishonest and shady when it comes to the UFO subject. For decades, Australia has been a loyal friend of the United States. Within Australia’s boundaries, they share a military installation (Pine Gap). When a close defense ally’s intelligence agencies determined that the US was not being intellectually honest in its approach, perhaps it is reasonable to conclude that there is more to the tale than the 144 incidents studied since 2004 by the UAPTF.

The CIA became alarmed at the overloading of military communications during the mass sightings of 1952 and considered the possibility that the USSR may take advantage of such a situation.

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According to the summary, OSI, acting through the Robertson-Panel, encouraged the USAF to use Project Blue Book to publicly “debunk” UFOs. In a tragic twist of fate, when Australian authorities sought explanations from the US Air Force, the allegation was debunked. The authors of the study were depicted as conspiratorial and even crazy by the US Air Force. Ross Coulthart reported this, and it may be heard in a recent Project Unity interview. Courthart is an award-winning investigative journalist who is drawn to forbidden subjects. He also stated on the same podcast that a senior US Navy official identified as Nat Kobitz told him that the US had been in the midst of reverse-engineering numerous non-human craft. According to his obituary, Mr. Kobitz was a former Director of Research and Development at Naval Sea Systems Command.

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New UFO Film Questions What The US Government Is Hiding

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The US recently released its highly anticipated Pentagon UAP report, but it wasn’t much more than a 9 page rundown of what has been known for decades. Regardless, for many, what was promising was that the UFO subject was being taken seriously again – and perhaps many more scientists might get involved.

For decades many have been warning about leaving UFO disclosure in the hands of a government that likes to use crisis’ or current events to expand its defense budgets. Further, why would we suddenly expect a government, who has been lying about this subject for 70 years, to suddenly come forth with the truth? What would inspire them to suddenly change their mind?

Perhaps it’s because the search for ET is an idea who’s time has truly come. We’ve reporting on this for over 13 years, and are mongst a community of researchers who have been encouraging humanity to look at the evidence for more than 70 years. It feels like an idea that human collective consciousness is more than ready to explore.

The impact the ET question has on our individual and collective worldview has the power to truly change the way we view ourselves and the meaning of life here on earth. Think of the implications answers to this question could have on how we set up and run our society as well. Technology, culture, collaboration etc – I spoke about this more in great detail in my extended interview for Greer’s. prior film Close Encounters of The Fifth Kind here.

Now, a new documentary from Dr. Steven Greer, directed by my good friend Michael Mazzola, seeks to explore what the films calls “the current government and media disinformation campaign promoting 3 big lies:”

1. We do not know what these UAPs/ UFOs are. WE DO.
2. Humans cannot make craft that can maneuver like UFOs. WE CAN and WE DO.
3. The UFOs are a threat. THEY ARE NOT.

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