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“Doomsday Seed Vault” in the Arctic

“Doomsday Seed Vault” in the Arctic
This article was first published in December 2007. One thing Microsoft founder Bill Gates can’t be accused of is sloth. He was already programming at 14, founded Microsoft at age 20 while still a student at Harvard. By 1995 he had been listed by Forbes as the world’s richest man from being the largest shareholder in his Microsoft, a company which his relentless drive built into a de facto monopoly in software systems for personal computers. In 2006 when most people in such a situation might think of retiring to a quiet Pacific island, Bill Gates decided to devote his energies to his Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest ‘transparent’ private foundation as it says, with a whopping $34.6 billion endowment and a legal necessity to spend $1.5 billion a year on charitable projects around the world to maintain its tax free charitable status. No project is more interesting at the moment than a curious project in one of the world’s most remote spots, Svalbard. John H. Related:  preparations

MH370 kept hidden at top-secret US military base – media reports | OCCUPY AMERICA According to one of the latest, unlike what Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak backed by his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott is claiming, the plane did not crash into the southern Indian Ocean but was captured. MH370 could have been kidnapped to get to the technical brain-trust on board – 20 Freescale Semiconductor employees travelling to China. Freescale attracted attention because it is a Texas-based technology firm that develops components for hi-tech weapons systems and aircraft navigation among other things. Interestingly, that leading innovative company has been oddly unwilling to provide information on the missing people. Only the nationalities of the employees were made public: 12 of them were from Malaysia and eight from China. However, Freescale has persistently declined to release their identities. Nevertheless, Mitch Haws, Freescale’s vice president, described them as “people with a lot of experience and technical background,” adding that “they were very important.”

Bill Gates funds birth control microchip that lasts 16 years inside the body and can be turned on or off with remote control Helped along by one of the world’s most notable billionaires, a U.S. firm is developing a tiny implant that acts as a contraceptive for 16 years — and can be turned on or off using a remote control. The birth control microchip, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, would hold nearly two decades worth of a hormone commonly used in contraceptives and dispense 30 micrograms a day, according to a report from the MIT Technology Review. The new birth control, which is set to begin preclinical testing next year with hopes of putting it on shelves in 2018, can be implanted in the buttocks, upper arm or abdomen. During Mr. (Read the rest of the story here…) Be Sociable, Share!

Project Prophecy Copyright - 2014 Money Map Press, LLC. The Money Map Press is a publishing company that does not act as a personal investment advisor for any specific individual. Nor do we advocate the purchase or sale of any security or investment for any specific individual. 'Shadow Government' News To Congress Key congressional leaders say they didn't know President Bush had established a "shadow government," moving dozens of senior civilian managers to secret underground locations outside Washington to ensure that the federal government could survive a devastating terrorist attack on the nation's capital, The Washington Post says in its Saturday editions. Senate Majority Leader Thomas A. Daschle (D-S.D.) told the Post he had not been informed by the White House about the role, location or even the existence of the shadow government that the administration began to deploy the morning of the Sept. 11 hijackings. An aide to House Minority Leader Richard A. Gephardt (D-Mo.) said he was also unaware of the administration's move. Among Congress's GOP leadership, aides to House Speaker J. Aides to Sen. Mr. Such an operation was conceived as a Cold War precaution against nuclear attack during the Eisenhower administration but never used until now. As next in line to power behind Mr.

22 Reasons Why Starting World War 3 In The Middle East Is A Really Bad Idea While most of the country is obsessing over Miley Cyrus, the Obama administration is preparing a military attack against Syria which has the potential of starting World War 3. In fact, it is being reported that cruise missile strikes could begin "as early as Thursday". The Obama administration is pledging that the strikes will be "limited", but what happens when the Syrians fight back? What happens if they sink a U.S. naval vessel or they have agents start hitting targets inside the United States? Then we would have a full-blown war on our hands. And what happens if the Syrians decide to retaliate by hitting Israel? We are looking at a scenario where the entire Middle East could be set aflame, and that might only be just the beginning. Could this be the beginning of a chain of events that could eventually lead to a massive global conflict with Russia and China on one side and the United States on the other? #1 The American people are overwhelmingly against going to war with Syria...

Where Is the Proof that UN Soldiers are Actively Operating on American Soil? Oh, Right Here... Frank Drover The Daily Sheeple August 17th, 2012 Reader Views: 119,611 As talk of the US government’s police state expansion heats up and the threat of martial law becomes the topic of conversation for many who are concerned about recent legislative actions and Executive branch orders, many Americans remain skeptical that foreign troops have even stepped foot on American sovereign soil. They argue that there’s no way that we’d allow foreigners access to our military, technology, strategies or tactics. Where’s the proof that there are thousands of United Nations soldiers and units in America? It turns out the proof is right here. Not only are foreign troops under the banner of the United Nations stationed within the continental United States, they are and have been actively training, and not just for traditional military engagements. All of us have heard over the years rumors of foreign troops in the USA. Video excerpt of Police State 2000 (full movie here) showing foreign troops in the US:

The Consortium The Consortium Bush & a CIA Power Play The CIA Old Boys were reeling. In the 1970s, exposure of their dirty games and dirty tricks made the Cold Warriors look sinister -- and silly. In 1980, the CIA men wanted back in and their champion was former CIA director George Bush. October Surprise X-Files (Part 7): Bush & a CIA Power Play By Robert Parry WASHINGTON -- With little more than a week left in the 1980 campaign, Republican vice presidential nominee George Bush was nervous. Connally, a onetime-Democrat-turned-Republican, said the oil-rich Middle East was buzzing with rumors that President Carter had achieved his long-elusive goal of a pre-election release of 52 American hostages held in Iran. So, at 2:12 p.m., Oct. 27, 1980, George Bush called Richard Allen, a senior Reagan foreign policy adviser who was keeping tabs on Carter's hostage progress. "Geo Bush," Allen's notes began, "JBC [Connally] -- already made deal. The Blond Ghost A Paris Tale Bush, however, was a different story.

Pentagon bracing for public dissent over climate and energy shocks| Nafeez Ahmed | Environment Top secret US National Security Agency (NSA) documents disclosed by the Guardian have shocked the world with revelations of a comprehensive US-based surveillance system with direct access to Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft and other tech giants. New Zealand court records suggest that data harvested by the NSA's Prism system has been fed into the Five Eyes intelligence alliance whose members also include the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. But why have Western security agencies developed such an unprecedented capacity to spy on their own domestic populations? Since the 2008 economic crash, security agencies have increasingly spied on political activists, especially environmental groups, on behalf of corporate interests. This activity is linked to the last decade of US defence planning, which has been increasingly concerned by the risk of civil unrest at home triggered by catastrophic events linked to climate change, energy shocks or economic crisis - or all three.

The United States is in a state of emergency – 30 of them, in fact The United States has been in an uninterrupted state of national emergency since 1979. Here in 2014, we're not dealing with just one emergency - there are currently 30 of them in effect. That's according to data on presidential declarations of emergency compiled by Gregory Korte of USA Today. President Obama has declared nine so far, eight of which are currently in effect -- they primarily deal with preventing business with people or organizations involved in global conflicts or the drug trade. Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Blocking business transactions with various interests may not seem like national emergency material. The Obama administration also maintains that "the actions and policies of certain members of the Government of Belarus and other persons continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States." In the absence of a crisis, there's little compelling reason for a government to adopt a permanent crisis stance.

Meet The "Minerva Research Initiative" - The Pentagon's Preparation For "Mass Civil Breakdown" (Pictured: U.S. Soldiers, with Bravo Company, 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 194th Armored Regiment, 34th Infantry Divison, Minnesota Army National Guard, train in crowd riot control at Fort McCoy. Image Credit U.S. Military) About a month ago we showed photos of the Chinese police engaged in a drill designed to crush a “working class insurrection”, in which the police did precisely what would be required to end a middle class rebellion. It made us wonder: what does China know that the US doesn’t. Because long before China was practicing counter-riot ops using rubber bullets, all the way back in 2008 the US Department of Defense was conducting studies on the dynamics of civil unrest, and how the US military might best respond. Among the projects awarded for the period 2014-2017 is a Cornell University-led study managed by the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research which aims to develop an empirical model “of the dynamics of social movement mobilisation and contagions.”

Step 1: Identify the problem | U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit Facing climate problems and finding climate opportunities In addition to the everyday concerns and challenges of running a business or community, every enterprise also faces some risk of being disrupted by the impacts of climate variability and change. In some locations, occasional events such as high-tide coastal flooding make it clear that rising seas are likely to become a problem. In other places, the threat of extended drought or flooding from intense rains may not be obvious, yet these problems can still occur. As our planet warms, new issues or increased chances for past impacts threaten everyone. If you need information about our changing climate and its impact on your region of the United States, see the Third National Climate Assessment. To identify the climate stressors that could impact you, your business, or your community, think about weather- and climate-related events that occurred in the past or happened elsewhere in your region. Consider non-climate stressors

The Great Decoupling: How the West is Engineering its Own Downfall : The Corbett Report Editor’s Note: This is an article from The Corbett Report Subscriber, the weekly e-newsletter for members of corbettreport.com. Please support this website and this work by signing up for a Corbett Report membership today for as little as 100 Japanese Yen ($1 US) per month. CLICK HERE for details. by James Corbettcorbettreport.com April 12, 2014 Reports out of Moscow indicate that Russia is on the verge of signing the “holy grail” of gas deals with China. Given the fact that Russia, the world’s largest gas producer, and China, the world’s largest gas consumer, are neighbors it would be logical to assume that a gas pipeline between the two countries already exists. Speaking of logic, this latest deal, if it is signed after all, would only be the logical extension of all of the moves toward cooperation between Russia, China and their ex-Soviet satellites that we’ve been seeing in recent years. There’s the rise of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. There’s the rise of the BRICS.

Regulators fine global banks $4.3 billion in currency investigation By Kirstin Ridley, Joshua Franklin and Aruna Viswanatha LONDON/ZURICH/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Regulators fined six major banks a total of $4.3 billion for failing to stop traders from trying to manipulate the foreign exchange market, following a yearlong global investigation. HSBC Holdings Plc, Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, JPMorgan Chase & Co, Citigroup Inc, UBS AG and Bank of America Corp all faced penalties resulting from the inquiry, which has put the largely unregulated $5-trillion-a-day market on a tighter leash, accelerated the push to automate trading and ensnared the Bank of England. Authorities accused dealers of sharing confidential information about client orders and coordinating trades to boost their own profits. The foreign exchange benchmark they allegedly manipulated is used by asset managers and corporate treasurers to value their holdings. Wednesday's fines bring total penalties for benchmark manipulation to more than $10 billion over two years. The U.S. The U.S.

How Globalists Plan To Use Technology And Poverty To Enslave The Masses Tyranny is often seen as a sudden and inexplicable development in a society; the product of a singular despot that rockets to power for a limited window of time due to public fear or stupidity. This is one of the great lies of the modern era. The truth is that for at least the past century almost every historically despised “tyrant” was merely a puppet of a larger managerial cabal, and the construction of each totalitarian state was accomplished slowly and quietly over the course of decades by those same financial elitists. From the Bolsheviks, to Hitler and the Third Reich, to Mao Zedong, to most tin-pot dictators across the Middle East and Africa, there has always been an organized group of money men and think tanks fueling the careers of the worst politicians and military juntas of the epoch. The rise of a tyrannical system takes extensive time, planning and staging. Human beings do not simply jump right into the arms of a dystopian nightmare regime impulsively at a moment’s notice.

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