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Keystone XL

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Railways & Transport

  • Oil transport by rail causing concern.
  • Pennsylvania train derailment in February.
  • Train in Alabama oil spill was carrying  2.7 million gallons of crude oil.
  • Oil train derailments reaching crisis point.

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Spills, Explosions & Illegal Dumping

  • Nickel refinery pumping toxic waste into Great Barrier Reef park.
  • Kentucky gas explosion keeps fossil fuels disaster streak alive.

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The Alberta Oil Sands

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Hydraulic Fracking

  • Exxon Mobil’s CEO opposes fracking regulations and claims environmental concerns are overblown, but when another fracking company proposed to start drilling near his $5 million horse ranch, he filed a lawsuit to stop them.
  • Wastewater Injection Triggered Oklahoma’s Earthquake Cascade
  • Multiple complaints due to drilling in the US.
  • Fracking chemicals disrupt human hormone functions.
  • Great data loaded link on fracking.
  • People located outside Canada can watch this one hour documentary on fracking here.
  • Same documentary but available to people in Canada only.
  • Fracking is stressing our water sources.
  • Former 30 year oilfield consultant sues the Alberta government and Encana for the contamination of her water well due to fracking.
  • California’s Aquifers Contaminated with Billions of Gallons of Fracking Wastewater.

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Fukushima

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Weather Modification aka Geoengineering

Weather modding is the act of intentionally manipulating or altering the weather. The most common form of weather modification is cloud seeding to increase rain or snow, usually for the purpose of increasing the local water supply.[1] Weather modification can also have the goal of preventing damaging weather, such as hail or hurricanes, from occurring; or of provoking damaging weather against the enemy, as a tactic of military or economic warfare. Weather modification in warfare has been banned by the United Nations.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weather_modification <<< data heavy link

Universities such as Harvard in the U.S., Oxford in the UK, and the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada offer geoengineering programs for academic study.

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The Alberta Oil Sands – What’s up there?

The Alberta Oil Sands. I needed to see too.

I wanted to see what Desmond Tutu saw. And James Cameron. And Neil Young.

I hadn’t been to Fort McMurray since I was a young girl. I had no clear memory of being there. I have lived around industry for most of my life – An asbestos mining community in the early 90’s, another community hosting a coal mine and a lumber mill later on in the 90’s, Edmonton’s East Side Industrial in the 2000’s. And in the most recent years another coal mine and numerous oil & gas installations…..

25 years later…. I went to see.

And absolutely nothing in my lifetime prepared me for what I witnessed in the Fort McMurray region.

I have been to fracking sites. I have worked as an H2S line walker for the Oil and Gas Industry. I have been to Oil & Gas plants. I have taken the tour of Capital Power’s Genesee Generating Station facility (coal) west of Edmonton…

And all of those pale in comparison to the Alberta Oil Sands.

They are desperately struggling to keep up with the amount of infrastructure needed to accommodate the sheer number of travelers to and from Ft. McMurray. The highways are finally being twinned slowly after years of accidents and fatalities and the people complaining to the government. But, it doesn’t make up for the white crosses that line the ditches every few kms…. Some have flowers at their feet, some have hard hats hanging on them…. In one spot there were seven crosses in a row…

People have been saying for more than a decade how dangerous Highway 63 is. And they weren’t embellishing the truth at all.

The oil derricks & gas plants start a ways out before the city… Nothing that I was unused to.

What I wasn’t sure of though, was the haze….. Was it the Earth sweating because it was so hot on the day that I drove in? Was it mist? Was it smoke? Was there a fire down where? Was it smog? I never did find out……

The city of Ft. Mac itself is a beautiful city, lots of hills, forests and greenery surrounding it, with a river running through it. They’ve done the best they can with what they have there.

But, many people are crammed into a small area and it shows with the diversity of housing in place and going up.

I learned that some businesses charge $1,000 a month for a simple parking space in their back lot. People rent and park their campers on them, living this way year round.

The socio-emotional impact on human beings living in such a strange place is not something I choose to write about here. There are others who have gone before me, disclosing all manner of human wretchedness experienced by many working and residing up there.

Suncor, Syncrude and Shell have taken up a competition of sorts to see who can out best the other at ass kissing to the community they are destroying…. A new arena, rec center blah blah blah….. Patting themselves on the back because they think they’ve done something fucking decent.

If you continue on through and past Fort McMurray – north bound, off to your right you’d see it for a moment: Flashes of metal, flame, smoke, wasteland, no life, no green… And then it’s hidden by carefully constructed hills…. They have screened themselves in very well for the first bit of the road.

If you keep driving, you’d pass boarding residences and tiny matchbox apartments put up by the companies to house their employees…. They reminded me of the jail north of Edmonton. It’s so insane what we have condition ourselves to.

Once you pass those, the road became curvy and winding… There’s a large beautiful lake on your right, and suddenly you hear the gunshots…. And then you realize that you’re not looking at a lake, you’re looking at a tailings pond and you realize you are surrounded by them, 175 square kms of tailings ponds… This toxic killing field of wastewater and the gunshots meant to scare the birds away so they don’t land on it…. 2 million birds d10525670_10152499637516550_631604205833856611_nead already from landing on it and the pond liners are leaking and that’s what is fucking up the waters up there.. 40 years of waste water byproduct from extracting the oil from the sand and they don’t know how to clean the water. They don’t know how to clean the water!

They.Don’t.Know.How.To.Clean.The.Water. and it is the whitest sand you’ve ever seeeeeeeeeeen….

All over the place in piles….

Because of our need for oil. That’s why. We’re oil junkies.

BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

Automated guns firing, frightening nature to protect it.

Do we understand how insane we are?

So I continue on….

The haze is heavier… You can’t see the sun. And the keening sound coming from the engine of the car is not the engine. It’s me. And by the time I hit the smoke stack you see in the pic below, I am sobbing openly and helplessly and entirely overtaken with grief.936079_10152499637256550_1048880300992017279_n

Even in that place there are residences built. Humans live at the foot of that fucking monster.

I stopped at a little learning center. There is bucket there placed in the middle of the concrete. You could park four compact cars in that bucket. In the field this thing is attached to a huge crane…. This crane is not on a track. It’s on triangular wheels that ‘walk’, 8 meters per side. 24 meters per complete rotation. The bucket thunders itself into the earth…

Digging 10489619_10152499636986550_3525447730808139454_ndigging digging…

Next to it on my left is another machine. This thing looks like a 2D wheel with jagged grooves all the way around it. The grooves protrude outwards slightly, each groove is like a shovel….

Imagine a chainsaw taller than the top of a 10534775_10152499636501550_5903735898294507382_nback fin of a 747 airplane that you turn on and lower into the earth that digs for you and you MIGHT have an idea of the monstrosity I stood before…..

The build west for the Northern Gateway has already begun up there. They think they have already won.

I came to understand too that seeing healthy coyotes up here was unheard of. Mangy, scraggly, missing fur, sickly looking… Knowing that they are the scavenger creatures, preying upon the most vulnerable, the weakest, the sick… Just what are they eating?

I had no idea what the fuck I was walking into.

The rest stops were disturbing…. Women’s phone numbers…. ‘Emergency turban repair’ scribbled above the toilet paper dispenser with an arrow pointing downwards…. ‘Abandon all hope ye who enter the Mac’… Swastikas…

The Alberta Oil Sands region is exactly how they have all said it is.

It is a monstrosity. A blight on the face of this living, breathing planet. Anyone who says it is making zero impact is lying to themselves…

I understand just how many people Oil & Gas are helping to survive, to live…. Every nation up there is surviving and living off of it. White, red, yellow, black. They are all there. Many are trapped. Resigned. Ill. Dying. Dead.

I went because I needed to know. I needed to know first hand what the Oil Sands were like. I wanted to see it for myself and so I went and I saw.

I never want to go back again.

A Great Account of Ubuntu Australia…

Wow, I’ve just spent a good few hours digesting the PDF. Firstly, thank you for sharing it provides valuable insight for anyone considering going down the thorny issue of politics. I would say that nothing is ever a failure it’s all feedback. I think it’s important for us all to share what we have learned so we can refine our process – find out what works and change what doesn’t.

As you’ve taken the trouble of documenting your journey I will take the time to share my experience for an awful lot resonates with me. I will not negatively name anyone as this is old history and I wish no one to be antagonized. I only wish to learn from past efforts.

After Michael first visited Australia last year a number of people got together highly enthused we looked at how we could promote Ubuntu down-under. I made contact with a few Ubuntu enthusiasts via The Ubuntu Australia FaceBook page and was glad to find so many like-minded people. We organized an inaugural Ubuntu meeting in Sydney which was attended by some 15-20 people. We had a wide range of topics to cover: community living, sovereignty, free energy, and the thorny topic of forming a political party. This meet-up provided networking opportunities and much food for thought.

We had a ‘core’ group of activists in 4 Australian states and most weeks we Skyped. We started with a rough agenda but invariably we drifted into various topics. We ‘thought’ we had a vision and that stemmed from core Ubuntu philosophy. However, what works for third world South Africa may not translate to a first world nation like Australia. For instance: should we start in rural Australia helping financially crippled farmers or could we do Ubuntu in our cities??

Week after week we rehashed the same topics and got stuck on how and what to start on. Some members got highly frustrated as we weren’t getting anywhere and wanted to press ahead with no solid foundation laid. A website was in the pipeline but again there was much frustration and a lack of cohesion. The website ‘key holder’ wanted to lock down roles such as the ‘council of elders’. Without having a community established this felt like putting the proverbial cart before the horse. Furthermore, no one could contribute to the site without signing a non-disclosure document. This sent a strong anti-trust message and this authoritarian message drove a wedge between the core group. In one respect I understand the need to protect the Ubuntu philosophy but this was not the way.

With any new group there is a period of orientation as members get to know one another. We ran before crawling and tried to force things to happen it did not grow organically. Our interests were diverse and our experience lacking. Eventually the energy dissipated as we were being led more from the head than the heart. Each of us decided to go our own path. Some of us started small scale community projects and as for a national Ubuntu movement things appear to be on hold. There is an Australian Ubuntu Party FaceBook page but there is a lack of membership. I really feel the toxic political system drives people far far away.

I was also involved in The Parliament for the Commonwealth. This most controversial movement assets that the Australian government since 1911 is acting in treason. There is so much to go into but briefly, Australia is a sovereign country as indicated by the League of Nations Treaty of Versailles and subsequently The UN. However, the fraudulent Australian government is still subservient to a foreign power (The UK and Elizabeth II). I went on a journey reading much of the historical events putting this into context.

Unfortunately the ego raised it’s ugly head. People were not transparent and the credibility of this radical movement was damaged. I still believe in The Parliament for the Commonwealth as it aims to bring the power back to the people through disbanding party politics and instilling truly independent senators. The thing is if The Australian government is acting in treason then by virtue all political parties are doing so as they must also aware allegiance to the same ‘foreign power’ and this is explicitly forbidden in the Australian Constitution. Oh what a tangled web we weave! So this has tainted my view of establishing an Ubuntu party in Australia.

I followed this for about 6 months however, these combined experiences have left me feeling very despondent. I have had my spirits raised by many people claiming they have a credible path only to be left disappointed.

I do take responsibility and have to question my role in all of this. The main thing I think we need to address is the people factor. We start new movements with the best of intentions but lack the people and management skills. We are so eager to change the world yet we don’t establish a solid foundation. Naturally, some all want to lead and that is good for else we would have a committee who achieve nothing but intellectual verbiage. However, as indicated by the dealings with Jeff assuming full responsibility without full transparency and adequate communication leads to mistrust. When mistrust sets in it will literally corrode any good works leaving a bad memory of the moment. This is hard to shift and in my experience leaves one running from anything to do with organized movements to change the world.

I believe that what’s lacking is cohesion. The Canadian party authority was obviously confused as the website stated The Canadian Ubuntu Party isn’t strictly political yet this jarred with the election submission. Proper due diligence and delegation of authority is needed to ensure that obligations are fulfilled in a timely manner.

I also believe that a core community project is needed for members to focus on. People are sick of political speak and need to see action! this is key. Build it and they will come and not the other way round.

In summary nothing is lost. You have made a start and have an interested people. So why not capitalize on this and look to start a project? Blog about it and promote Ubuntu in action not more philosophy. Once people see action and you are congruent they will naturally want to know more ad get involved.

Currently I am helping to crowd fund an urban permaculture education centre in Bondi. This is where we should start in our communities then Ubuntu will grow in it’s own time. I am also taking an NLP course and have also looked into personality types through the The Enneagram Institute and the Gallup Strengths Center. These help us to identify and best utilities our strengths, achieve better communication reducing conflict. I feel these are a really boost and I hope they will serve me when I work with people again.

Happy to hear others experiences,
Alex – a little greyer but still holding onto my sense of humour wink emoticon

Let’s read about the almighty poke…

  1. http://www.globalresearch.ca/autism-and-the-health-impacts-of-monsanto-glyphosate-roundup-on-children-research-scientist-at-mit/5421901
  2. http://yournewswire.com/expert-admits-cancer-causing-virus-added-to-vaccines/
  3. http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/lawrence-solomon/merck-whistleblowers_b_5881914.html
  4. https://www.intellihub.com/mmr-measles-vaccine-clinical-trial-results-faked-big-pharma-shocking-u-s-court-documents-reveal/
  5. http://www.globalresearch.ca/vaccinations-deadly-immunity/14510
  6. http://www.globalresearch.ca/autism-links-to-vaccines-whistleblower-reveals-evidence-of-criminal-coverup-by-the-centers-for-disease-control-cdc/5397928?utm_source=globalresearch&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=autism-links-to-vaccines-whistleblower-reveals-evidence-of-criminal-coverup-by-the-centers-for-disease-control-cdc
  7. http://www.vaccinetruth.org/rhogam.htm
  8. https://inourimage.wordpress.com/2011/01/15/rh-negative-mothers-and-autistic-children/
  9. http://www.healthfreedoms.org/why-do-53-of-autistic-children-have-rh-negative-mothers/
  10. http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=monkeys+given+vaccines+autism&hl=en&as_sdt=0&as_vis=1&oi=scholart&sa=X&ei=ggQpU4qqNNDloASDw4L4DA&ved=0CCIQgQMwAA
  11. http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/08/31/new-study-finds-a-340-percent-increased-risk-of-autism-in-boys-who-receive-mmr-vaccine-on-time/
  12. http://www.vaccinesafety.edu/package_inserts.htm
  13. http://benswann.com/truth-in-media-vaccine-court-and-autism/
  14. http://vaccineimpact.com/2015/arizona-cardiologist-responds-to-critics-regarding-measles-and-vaccines/
  15. http://www.livingwhole.org/this-mama-isnt-scared-of-the-shmeasle-measles/
  16. http://www.pakalertpress.com/2015/02/05/us-measles-hoax-cdc-who-merck-documents-prove-vaccinated-are-spreading-virus/
  17. http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1164827
  18. http://www.salem-news.com/articles/november292011/vaccines-contaminated-se.php
  19. http://www.naturalnews.com/048467_vaccine_industry_intelligent_questions_scientific_principles.html

 

 

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