http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/57895060

greed, desire for power, fear, violence, and other instant gratification foibles are indeed a part of the human persona- one might say they are a part of nature itself- and it’s why dominant species eventually go extinct when they use up their natural resources.

It got me thinking that this might be a built in kill-switch in the planetary biome. Nature, the planet, whatever you want to call it, likes diversity and dominance is at direct odds with that. So, at some moment, a tipping point is reached, and when the planet has had enough all those things that helped a species become dominant, eventually leads to its destruction. And diversity once again wins out and nature moves on.

As I’ve mentioned several times before, the only way I feel to get out of this vicious cycle is to eventually leave the planet itself.

Oh and I don’t think racism or bigotry amongst humans will be wiped out until we find another sentient species and then we will focus our intolerance on them instead.

Yes, this is why we need coups every once in awhile. The status quo only increases corruption.

Your concerns are warranted, but I am pretty sure in the next 50 years or less we’ll have a coup in America that will give the status quo a heart attack. And it will be much needed, to clear out the underbrush that’s accumulated in American politics today. Just like a forest fire clears out the forest for better growth, so a coup is needed to clear out the corruption.

At Columbia University, back in the 90s my history professor actually predicted it, and with what we see having one in in the last few years, I can actually see it coming- and the government does too- thus why our freedoms and privacy have begun to be curtailed and the militarization of the police force. But it’s inevitable and they’ll never be able to stop it- that’s how history works. That’s why we need whistleblowers like Snowden more than ever now.
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/57896381

“White House calls FBI probe into Clinton’s classified emails a ‘criminal investigation’ – to glee of Republicans – on the same day Obama endorses her

Within an hour of Barack Obama’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton, his spokesman acknowledged that she faces a ‘criminal investigation’

The misstep sent Republicans cackling to reporters

Clinton faces the possibility of prosecution for housing classified documents on a private email server

She used the homebrew setup for all her emails – including sensitive government matters – when she was secretary of state

White House press secretary Josh Earnest insisted that the endorsement wouldn’t be interpreted inside the FBI as a signal to let her off the hook”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3634074/White-House-calls-FBI-probe-Clinton-s-classified-emails-criminal-investigation-glee-Republicans-day-Obama-endorses-her.html

https://www.yahoo.com/news/hillary-clinton-could-call-orlando-000000708.htmlhttps://www.yahoo.com/news/donald-trump-just-made-shady-153811722.htmlhttps://www.yahoo.com/celebrity/orlando-nightclub-gunman-scouted-walt-150008380.htmlhttp://nypost.com/2016/06/12/the-clinton-university-scandal/https://www.yahoo.com/news/watters-infiltrates-clinton-rally-154732875.htmlhttps://www.yahoo.com/news/bernie-sanders-just-nailed-real-143350298.htmlhttps://gma.yahoo.com/inside-orlando-nightclub-massacre-breaking-down-three-horrific-015406383–abc-news-topstories.html

 

 

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/57895585

Yes, this is why we need coups every once in awhile. The status quo only increases corruption.

Your concerns are warranted, but I am pretty sure in the next 50 years or less we’ll have a coup in America that will give the status quo a heart attack. And it will be much needed, to clear out the underbrush that’s accumulated in American politics today. Just like a forest fire clears out the forest for better growth, so a coup is needed to clear out the corruption.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/57895571

Yes, I hear that a lot, particularly from people who want to maintain the status-quo and the current establishment political engine.

I can understand and agree to a certain extent. It is reasonable to want change and improvement but not to the extent that a significant segment of the population can’t adapt and not to the extent that risks associated with the change become more worrisome than the potential benefits.

HOWEVER

I am concerned that the “status-quo” more and more has negative elements and it is hiding (sometimes not that well) significant corruption and plutocratic tendencies that are becoming especially bad for the poor and middle-class. I think this “center is better” rhetoric is sometimes just BS trying to protect that state of corruption and to continue catering to the wealthy.

The whole “the presidential nominee that carries the center of the electorate wins the election” has worked and will work only as long as the “center” is a significant majority of the population. While it pains me to mention both men in the same sentence, I do think that the popularity of both Sanders and Trump is cause to begin questioning that premise.

My concern is that if we continue to ignore the real problems that we currently have in government that there will come a day in the near future when the American public gets to the breaking point and at that emotional moment, choose a candidate or a movement that could be very damaging to the U.S.. It’s those types of situations that have caused the Cubas, Venezuelas, and Soviet Unions of the world.

This time we have a “social democrat” that has worked pretty much his entire life “within the system” and a egotistical (alleged) billionaire. As strong as some people have reacted against those candidates, they may be nothing compared to the radicals we could see in the future if some things don’t start to change

Well we now also have the scandal ABC News reported on tonight, about a donor to the Clinton Foundation paying in access of one million dollars, getting super delegate status and receiving access to a board he had no business being a part of. I also heard that the Democratic Party charwoman might be resigning pretty soon. Clinton looks like she might take Elizabeth Warren as VP, I always knew Warren wanted next after Clinton and being very progressive I ssee this as an olive branch to get the support of Bernie’s voters.

http://www.dpreview.com/members/5901168018/overview

Well we now also have the scandal ABC News reported on tonight, about a donor to the Clinton Foundation paying in access of one million dollars, getting super delegate status and receiving access to a board he had no business being a part of. I also heard that the Democratic Party charwoman might be resigning pretty soon. Clinton looks like she might take Elizabeth Warren as VP, I always knew Warren wanted next after Clinton and being very progressive I ssee this as an olive branch to get the support of Bernie’s voters.

State Dept: FOIA officers didn’t know, didn’t ask about Clinton use of private email

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/state-dept-foia-officers-didnt-know-didnt-ask-about-clinton-use-of-private-email/2016/06/09/d8d99194-2e93-11e6-b5db-e9bc84a2c8e4_story.html

“a State Department official produced to answer questions in a civil lawsuit probing Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email server said no officials responsible for handling public records requests knew of her private email account while she was secretary, but was instructed not to answer whether the department’s top legal office knew, according to a transcript released Thursday.”

Sad, this whole administration is ripe with corruption and an inability to do their jobs!

Wilkes Land anomaly[edit]
A giant impact crater beneath the Wilkes Land ice sheet was first proposed by R. A. Schmidt in 1962 on the basis of the seismic and gravity discovery of the feature made by the U.S. Victoria Land Traverse in 1959–60 (VLT), and the data provided to Schmidt by J. G. Weihaupt, geophysicist of the VLT (Geophysical Studies in Victoria Land, Antarctica, Report No. 1, Geophysical and Polar Research Center, University of Wisconsin, 1–123).[1] Schmidt further considered the possibility that it might be the elusive source of tektites from the Australasian strewnfield.
EGM2008 gravity anomaly map
The hypothesis was detailed in a paper by J. G. Weihaupt in 1976.[2] Evidence cited included a large negative gravity anomaly coincident with a subglacial topographic depression 243 kilometres (151 mi) across and having a minimum depth of 848 metres (2,782 ft).

The claims were challenged by C. R. Bentley in 1979.[3] On the basis of a 2010 paper by J. G. Weihaupt et al.,[4] Bentley’s challenge was proven to be incorrect, and the Earth Impact Database (Rajmon 2011)[citation needed] has now reclassified the Wilkes Land Anomaly from a “possible impact crater” to a “probable impact crater” on the basis of Weihaupt et al.’s paper. Several other potential impact crater sites have now been proposed by other investigators in the Ross Sea, West Antarctica, and the Weddell Sea.[citation needed]

Wilkes Land mass concentration[edit]

Map of Antarctica showing Wilkes Land, with the crater conjectured by von Frese and team marked in red
The Wilkes Land mass concentration (or mascon) is centered at 70°S 120°ECoordinates: 70°S 120°E and was first reported at a conference in May 2006 by a team of researchers led by Ralph von Frese and Laramie Potts of Ohio State University.[5][6]

The team used gravity measurements by NASA’s GRACE satellites to identify a 300 km (190 mi) wide mass concentration and noted that this mass anomaly is centered within a larger ring-like structure visible in radar images of the land surface beneath the Antarctic ice cap. This combination suggested to them that the feature may mark the site of a 480 km (300 mi) wide impact crater buried beneath the ice and more than 2.5 times larger than the 180 km (110 mi) Chicxulub crater.

Due to the site’s location beneath the Antarctic ice sheet there are no direct samples to test for evidence of impact. There are alternative explanations for this mass concentration, such as formation by a mantle plume or other large-scale volcanic activity[citation needed]. If this feature really is an impact crater then, based on the size of the ring structure, it has been suggested by von Frese’s team that the impactor could have been four or five times wider than the one that created the Chicxulub, believed to have caused the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event.[6]

Because mass concentrations on Earth are expected to dissipate over time, von Frese and coworkers believe the structure must be less than 500 million years old, and also note that it appears to have been disturbed by the rift valley that formed 100 million years ago during the separation of Australia from the Gondwana supercontinent.[6]

These researchers therefore speculate that the putative impact and associated crater may have contributed to this separation by weakening the crust at this location. These bracketing dates also make it possible that the site could be associated with the Permian–Triassic extinction event.[6] The Permian–Triassic extinction occurred 250 million years ago, and is believed to be the largest extinction event since the origin of complex multicellular life.

Plate reconstructions for the Permian–Triassic boundary place the putative crater directly antipodal to the Siberian Traps, and von Frese et al. (2009) use the controversial theory that impacts can trigger massive volcanism at their antipodes to bolster their impact crater theory.[7]

However, there are already other suggested candidates for giant impacts at the Permian–Triassic boundary, for example Bedout off the northern coast of Western Australia, although all are equally contentious, and it is currently under debate whether or not an impact played any role in this extinction.

The complete absence of a well-defined impact ejecta layer associated with the Permian–Triassic boundary at its outcrops within Victoria Land and the central Transantarctic Mountains argues against there having been any impact capable of creating a crater the size of the hypothesized Wilkes Land impact crater within Antarctica at the Permian–Triassic boundary.[8][9]

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/57901908
what else can be said about him? He brought together people from all different sides of the spectrum, from conservative to liberal, muslim, jew, christian, hindu, buddhist, and all else. The guy transcended pretty much everything.
I watched his services today in awe. I asked, how could one person do all that, particularly a black person who rose from small beginnings? Simply amazing.
The most impressive part is that, even with all the braggadocio he inspired others because he considered others capable of being able to break through whatever barriers kept them down and attain a higher level of achievement than was thought possible. Ali had greater faith in others than others even had in themselves! And that faith Ali had was contagious- for if ‘The Greatest’ believed you were capable of achieving great things- who were you to argue? He could have easily acquiesced to the government over the Vietnam War, he probably wouldn’t have even had to fight, but he wanted to stand by his beliefs. And he was nearly penniless but he stood firm. After he won the Supreme Court case (which he almost lost, it was very close- they were actually going to write the decision against him and changed their minds at the last moment) he said he wouldn’t sue the government to get his potential earnings back, he said that he just wanted to get back to what he loved. That impressed a lot of people and when the deceit behind the War finally came out, people realized Ali had been right all along.

About some of the things he did that people didn’t know about, like what Billy Crystal mentioned, that he funded a school in Jerusalem that brought Jews and Muslims together, or a project in The Bronx where a private Jewish school was going to be shut down, which Ali kept open by writing two checks for $200,000 each- I had a feeling a lot of his good deeds weren’t well known because Ali didn’t want the attention for them. But it’s things like these, and many others, that’ll keep Ali alive in minds and hearts long after we’re long gone. The funeral was more like a celebration of his life than a mourning of his death, and that’s as it should be.

But I did momentarily reflect that now all the greats from the 60s are finally gone…… John Kennedy, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Robert Kennedy, and now finally Muhammad Ali. Of that great list, Ali is the only one who didn’t die violently.

BTW quick notes on another passing, all time Hockey great Gordie Howe- it turns out Howe and Ali had met and had an immense amount of respect for each other. What an incredible meeting that must have been!

Well we now also have the scandal ABC News reported on tonight, about a donor to the Clinton Foundation paying in access of one million dollars, getting super delegate status and receiving access to a board he had no business being a part of. I also heard that the Democratic Party charwoman might be resigning pretty soon. Clinton looks like she might take Elizabeth Warren as VP, I always knew Warren wanted next after Clinton and being very progressive I ssee this as an olive branch to get the support of Bernie’s voters.

http://www.dpreview.com/members/5901168018/overview

Well we now also have the scandal ABC News reported on tonight, about a donor to the Clinton Foundation paying in access of one million dollars, getting super delegate status and receiving access to a board he had no business being a part of. I also heard that the Democratic Party charwoman might be resigning pretty soon. Clinton looks like she might take Elizabeth Warren as VP, I always knew Warren wanted next after Clinton and being very progressive I ssee this as an olive branch to get the support of Bernie’s voters.

State Dept: FOIA officers didn’t know, didn’t ask about Clinton use of private email

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/state-dept-foia-officers-didnt-know-didnt-ask-about-clinton-use-of-private-email/2016/06/09/d8d99194-2e93-11e6-b5db-e9bc84a2c8e4_story.html

“a State Department official produced to answer questions in a civil lawsuit probing Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email server said no officials responsible for handling public records requests knew of her private email account while she was secretary, but was instructed not to answer whether the department’s top legal office knew, according to a transcript released Thursday.”

Sad, this whole administration is ripe with corruption and an inability to do their jobs!

Wilkes Land anomaly[edit]
A giant impact crater beneath the Wilkes Land ice sheet was first proposed by R. A. Schmidt in 1962 on the basis of the seismic and gravity discovery of the feature made by the U.S. Victoria Land Traverse in 1959–60 (VLT), and the data provided to Schmidt by J. G. Weihaupt, geophysicist of the VLT (Geophysical Studies in Victoria Land, Antarctica, Report No. 1, Geophysical and Polar Research Center, University of Wisconsin, 1–123).[1] Schmidt further considered the possibility that it might be the elusive source of tektites from the Australasian strewnfield.
EGM2008 gravity anomaly map
The hypothesis was detailed in a paper by J. G. Weihaupt in 1976.[2] Evidence cited included a large negative gravity anomaly coincident with a subglacial topographic depression 243 kilometres (151 mi) across and having a minimum depth of 848 metres (2,782 ft).

The claims were challenged by C. R. Bentley in 1979.[3] On the basis of a 2010 paper by J. G. Weihaupt et al.,[4] Bentley’s challenge was proven to be incorrect, and the Earth Impact Database (Rajmon 2011)[citation needed] has now reclassified the Wilkes Land Anomaly from a “possible impact crater” to a “probable impact crater” on the basis of Weihaupt et al.’s paper. Several other potential impact crater sites have now been proposed by other investigators in the Ross Sea, West Antarctica, and the Weddell Sea.[citation needed]

Wilkes Land mass concentration[edit]

Map of Antarctica showing Wilkes Land, with the crater conjectured by von Frese and team marked in red
The Wilkes Land mass concentration (or mascon) is centered at 70°S 120°ECoordinates: 70°S 120°E and was first reported at a conference in May 2006 by a team of researchers led by Ralph von Frese and Laramie Potts of Ohio State University.[5][6]

The team used gravity measurements by NASA’s GRACE satellites to identify a 300 km (190 mi) wide mass concentration and noted that this mass anomaly is centered within a larger ring-like structure visible in radar images of the land surface beneath the Antarctic ice cap. This combination suggested to them that the feature may mark the site of a 480 km (300 mi) wide impact crater buried beneath the ice and more than 2.5 times larger than the 180 km (110 mi) Chicxulub crater.

Due to the site’s location beneath the Antarctic ice sheet there are no direct samples to test for evidence of impact. There are alternative explanations for this mass concentration, such as formation by a mantle plume or other large-scale volcanic activity[citation needed]. If this feature really is an impact crater then, based on the size of the ring structure, it has been suggested by von Frese’s team that the impactor could have been four or five times wider than the one that created the Chicxulub, believed to have caused the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event.[6]

Because mass concentrations on Earth are expected to dissipate over time, von Frese and coworkers believe the structure must be less than 500 million years old, and also note that it appears to have been disturbed by the rift valley that formed 100 million years ago during the separation of Australia from the Gondwana supercontinent.[6]

These researchers therefore speculate that the putative impact and associated crater may have contributed to this separation by weakening the crust at this location. These bracketing dates also make it possible that the site could be associated with the Permian–Triassic extinction event.[6] The Permian–Triassic extinction occurred 250 million years ago, and is believed to be the largest extinction event since the origin of complex multicellular life.

Plate reconstructions for the Permian–Triassic boundary place the putative crater directly antipodal to the Siberian Traps, and von Frese et al. (2009) use the controversial theory that impacts can trigger massive volcanism at their antipodes to bolster their impact crater theory.[7]

However, there are already other suggested candidates for giant impacts at the Permian–Triassic boundary, for example Bedout off the northern coast of Western Australia, although all are equally contentious, and it is currently under debate whether or not an impact played any role in this extinction.

The complete absence of a well-defined impact ejecta layer associated with the Permian–Triassic boundary at its outcrops within Victoria Land and the central Transantarctic Mountains argues against there having been any impact capable of creating a crater the size of the hypothesized Wilkes Land impact crater within Antarctica at the Permian–Triassic boundary.[8][9]

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/57901908
what else can be said about him? He brought together people from all different sides of the spectrum, from conservative to liberal, muslim, jew, christian, hindu, buddhist, and all else. The guy transcended pretty much everything.
I watched his services today in awe. I asked, how could one person do all that, particularly a black person who rose from small beginnings? Simply amazing.
The most impressive part is that, even with all the braggadocio he inspired others because he considered others capable of being able to break through whatever barriers kept them down and attain a higher level of achievement than was thought possible. Ali had greater faith in others than others even had in themselves! And that faith Ali had was contagious- for if ‘The Greatest’ believed you were capable of achieving great things- who were you to argue? He could have easily acquiesced to the government over the Vietnam War, he probably wouldn’t have even had to fight, but he wanted to stand by his beliefs. And he was nearly penniless but he stood firm. After he won the Supreme Court case (which he almost lost, it was very close- they were actually going to write the decision against him and changed their minds at the last moment) he said he wouldn’t sue the government to get his potential earnings back, he said that he just wanted to get back to what he loved. That impressed a lot of people and when the deceit behind the War finally came out, people realized Ali had been right all along.

About some of the things he did that people didn’t know about, like what Billy Crystal mentioned, that he funded a school in Jerusalem that brought Jews and Muslims together, or a project in The Bronx where a private Jewish school was going to be shut down, which Ali kept open by writing two checks for $200,000 each- I had a feeling a lot of his good deeds weren’t well known because Ali didn’t want the attention for them. But it’s things like these, and many others, that’ll keep Ali alive in minds and hearts long after we’re long gone. The funeral was more like a celebration of his life than a mourning of his death, and that’s as it should be.

But I did momentarily reflect that now all the greats from the 60s are finally gone…… John Kennedy, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Robert Kennedy, and now finally Muhammad Ali. Of that great list, Ali is the only one who didn’t die violently.

BTW quick notes on another passing, all time Hockey great Gordie Howe- it turns out Howe and Ali had met and had an immense amount of respect for each other. What an incredible meeting that must have been!

 

https://theintercept.com/2016/06/09/hillary-clintons-state-department-gave-south-sudans-military-a-pass-for-its-child-soldiers/http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/57897720http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/57897720

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/57896680

http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/06/02/hillary-university-bill-clinton-bagged-16-46-million-from-for-profit-college-as-state-dept-funneled-55-million-back/

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/04/18/hillary-clintons-ties-profit-education-companies

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/04/18/hillary-clintons-ties-profit-education-companies

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/08/05/bill-clinton-bagged-16-million-from-company-that-received-millions-from-hillarys-state-dept/

http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-07-31/hillary-and-bill-clinton-paid-43-million-in-federal-taxes

http://www.wsj.com/articles/hillarys-for-profit-education-1442273388

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/laureate-a-for-profit-education-firm-finds-international-success-with-a-clintons-help/2014/01/16/13f8adde-7ca6-11e3-9556-4a4bf7bcbd84_story.html

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/57896878

Yes I saw this. Disgusting huh. Wonder what Bill did to earn that 16 plus million?

“In April 2015, Bill Clinton was forced to abruptly resign from his lucrative perch as honorary chancellor of Laureate Education, a for-profit college company. The reason for Clinton’s immediate departure: Clinton Cash revealed, and Bloomberg confirmed, that Laureate funneled Bill Clinton $16.46 million over five years while Hillary Clinton’s State Dept. pumped at least $55 million to a group run by Laureate’s founder and chairman, Douglas Becker, a man with strong ties to the Clinton Global Initiative. Laureate has donated between $1 million and $5 million (donations are reported in ranges, not exact amounts) to the Clinton Foundation. Progressive billionaire George Soros is also a Laureate financial backer.”

Yes I saw this. Disgusting huh. Wonder what Bill did to earn that 16 plus million?

“In April 2015, Bill Clinton was forced to abruptly resign from his lucrative perch as honorary chancellor of Laureate Education, a for-profit college company. The reason for Clinton’s immediate departure: Clinton Cash revealed, and Bloomberg confirmed, that Laureate funneled Bill Clinton $16.46 million over five years while Hillary Clinton’s State Dept. pumped at least $55 million to a group run by Laureate’s founder and chairman, Douglas Becker, a man with strong ties to the Clinton Global Initiative. Laureate has donated between $1 million and $5 million (donations are reported in ranges, not exact amounts) to the Clinton Foundation. Progressive billionaire George Soros is also a Laureate financial backer.”

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/57893707

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-33209548

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/new-report-suggests-earth-brink-great-extinction/

http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/1/5/e1400253.full

The Earth has entered a new period of extinction, a study by three US universities has concluded, and humans could be among the first casualties.
The report, led by the universities of Stanford, Princeton and Berkeley, said vertebrates were disappearing at a rate 114 times faster than normal.
The findings echo those in a report published by Duke University last year.
One of the new study’s authors said: “We are now entering the sixth great mass extinction event.”
The last such event was 65 million years ago, when dinosaurs were wiped out, in all likelihood by a large meteor hitting Earth.
“If it is allowed to continue, life would take many millions of years to recover and our species itself would likely disappear early on,” said the lead author, Gerardo Ceballos.
Volunteer Ben Merritt, a graduate student at the University of Cincinnati, checks honey bee hives for queen activity and performs routine maintenance as part of a collaboration between the Cincinnati Zoo and TwoHoneys Bee Co., Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Image caption
Pollination by bees could disappear within three generations, the report warns
The scientists looked at historic rates of extinction for vertebrates – animals with backbones – by assessing fossil records.
They found that the current extinction rate was more than 100 times higher than in periods when Earth was not going through a mass extinction event.
Since 1900, the report says, more than 400 more vertebrates had disappeared.
Such a loss would normally be seen over a period of up to 10,000 years, the scientists say.
The study – published in the Science Advances journal – cites causes such as climate change, pollution and deforestation.
Given the knock-on effect of ecosystems being destroyed, the report says benefits such as pollination by bees could be lost within three human generations.
Computer artwork of a large asteroid hitting Earth 65 million years ago.
Image caption
Extinction may be more gradual than when the dinosaurs died, the report says
Stanford University professor Paul Ehrlich said: “There are examples of species all over the world that are essentially the walking dead.
“We are sawing off the limb that we are sitting on.”
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) says at least 50 animals move closer to extinction every year.
Around 41% of all amphibians and 25% of mammals are threatened with extinction, it says.
A six week-old baby ring-tailed lemur Tahiry as she takes her first few steps in her enclosure at Blair Drummond Safari Park, Stirling.
Most at risk: the lemur
According to the IUCN, the lemur faces a real struggle to avoid extinction in the wild in the coming years.
The group says that 94% of all lemurs are under threat, with more than a fifth of all lemur species classed as “critically endangered”.
As well as seeing their habitat in Madagascar destroyed by illegal logging, lemurs are also regularly hunted for their meat, the IUCN says.
What were the five mass extinction events?
Last year, a report by Stuart Pimm, a biologist and extinction expert at Duke University in North Carolina, also warned mankind was entering a sixth mass extinction event.
But Mr Pimm’s report said the current rate of extinction was more than 1,000 times faster than in the past, not 114, as the new report claims.
The new report’s authors said it was still possible to avoid a “dramatic decay of biodiversity” through intensive conservation, but that rapid action was needed.

http://iucn.org/?6333/1/Natures-backbone-at-risk

FWI There is a Chemical Safety Bill with a lot of support in Congress right now that would tighten up environmental regulations and not let corporations regulate themselves- self-policing does not work. Under the old rules, any chemical was considered “safe” unless the company itself said otherwise.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/57874391

This criminal, lying POS needs to go to jail, too.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/clintons-lawyer-under-oath-1464907109

Frustrating as this surely was for Judicial Watch and the nation, it can’t have been surprising. The Clintons haven’t survived all these years without the support of talented people, and Ms. Mills—give her credit—is unrivaled when it comes to protecting her bosses. Her deposition was something approaching performance art, a perfectly crafted mix of polite ignorance, purposeful misdirection and clever defense.

Her performance is all anyone needs to know about Mrs. Clinton’s guilt in the server scandal. Someone who set up a home-brew email system for “convenience” wouldn’t need people like Cheryl Mills.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/57870693

http://forbiddenknowledgetv.net/abby-martin-exposes-what-hillary-clinton-really-represents-27647

http://forbiddenknowledgetv.net/abby-martin-exposes-what-hillary-clinton-really-represents-27647

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=17&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjspfr835HNAhUTgx4KHY7aCl0Q-TAIkQEoADAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fabbymartin.org%2F&usg=AFQjCNF3Ab8gEaKCtOOX1JYRyLHlEddQkQ&sig2=2dV57JFb-YwTm4z-AORT-Q

https://www.google.com/search?q=Liz+Wahl&stick=H4sIAAAAAAAAAONgFuLSz9U3KK8sM04uUAKz4yvTLA3KtPgCUouK8_OCM1NSyxMriwHiEubRKgAAAA&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjspfr835HNAhUTgx4KHY7aCl0QxA0IrAEwFw

liz wahl

abby martin twitter

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abby_Martin

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/57872920

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/57872920

“Crisis of Character: A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate”

“Former Secret Service officer Gary Byrne exposes the truth behind Hillary, Bill, and their public facade .

Posted directly outside President Clinton’s Oval Office, Former Secret Service uniformed officer Gary Byrne reveals what he observed of Hillary Clinton’s character and the culture inside the White House while protecting the First Family. Now that a second Clinton administration threatens — their scheme from the very beginning — Byrne exposes what he saw of the real Hillary Clinton.

While serving as a Secret Service Officer, Gary Byrne protected President Bill Clinton and the First Family in the White House and outside the Oval Office. There, he saw the political and personal machinations of Bill and Hillary Clinton and those who were fiercely loyal to them. In CRISIS OF CHARACTER Byrne provides a firsthand account of the scandals–known and unknown–and daily trials ranging from the minor to national in scale.

Having witnessed the personal and political dysfunction of the Clinton White House–so consumed by scandal and destroying their enemies, real and imagined–Byrne came to understand that, to the Clintons, governing was an afterthought. He now tells this story–before voters go to the polls–in the hopes that Clinton supporters will understand the real Hillary Clinton.”

This is very damaging so please Lord, protect and watch over Gary Byrne…

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