May 172018
 

This information is available and known.  Wikipedia has a write-up, with sources foot-noted.   From Wikipedia.   Imidacloprid.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imidacloprid#Neonicotinoids_banned_by_the_European_Union  The last item is: Regulation Neonicotinoids banned by the European Union See also: Neonicotinoid § European Union In February 2018, the European Food Safety Authority published a new report indicating that neonicotinoids pose a serious danger to both […]

May 172018
 
2017-06-08   Health Canada holds off on neonicotinoid ban, Western Producer

By Robert Arnason Environment Canada data from 2012-14 showed that imidacloprid concentrations were highest in creeks and streams in southern Ontario, particularly in areas with intensive vegetable, fruit and grape production. | Getty photo Health Canada won’t issue a final decision on whether it will ban imidacloprid for at least six months, says a horticultural […]

May 172018
 

https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/press-releases/colony-collapse-disorder-pesticide/   Boston, MA – The likely culprit in sharp worldwide declines in honeybee colonies since 2006 is imidacloprid, one of the most widely used pesticides, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). The authors, led by Chensheng (Alex) Lu, associate professor of environmental exposure biology in the Department of […]

Mar 212018
 

(Scroll down to the announcement from Tufts.) ECONOMIC INDICATORS: JUST ONE of the problems:   The Accounting system defines what is included in “Operating Costs”.  Then, (simplified):  Revenue minus Expenses (costs) is Profit.   Profits are available for distribution to Investors.   The fewer costs you pay, the more that can be paid to investors (and […]

Mar 012018
 
2018-02-26  A New Website Names and Shames Universities and Companies Who Fail to Report Clinical Trials, Pacific Standard

In 10 years, the government has never fined anyone for breaking a law about reporting clinical trials. A new effort is trying to push things along. https://psmag.com/economics/schools-and-companies-who-fail-to-report-clinical-trials Francie Diep (Photo: rawpixel/Unsplash) Every day, the numbers tick upward. It began with $70,000 last Monday. That Wednesday, it was $170,000. Today, it’s $624,726. That’s how much the […]

Dec 112017
 

The Minerva Initiative  (American Dept of Defence (DoD)). My original source of information,  an American Dept of Defence (DoD) URL, no longer valid. (for the record – http://minerva.dtic.mil/overview.html) But keep reading.  Minerva was re-branded, it has a new website.   From the old one: The Minerva Initiative is a Department of Defense (DoD)-sponsored, university-based social science […]

Dec 112017
 
2014-06-12  Pentagon preparing for mass civil breakdown,  The Guardian    (The Minerva Research Initiative, DoD funding of research in the Social Sciences at Universities)

RELATED:   The Minerva Initiative   https://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2014/jun/12/pentagon-mass-civil-breakdown Social science is being militarised to develop ‘operational tools’ to target peaceful activists and protest movements The Pentagon is funding social science research to model risks of “social contagions” that could damage US strategic interests. Photograph: Jason Reed/REUTERS Nafeez Ahmed A US Department of Defense (DoD) research programme […]

Jun 052017
 

I did a google search on “Monsanto Papers”.    I have never seen so many articles come up that are in French.   Comparatively few in English.  Nothing from Canadian English sources, at least not in the first few pages of search results.   NY Times article, March 14th comes up on page 1 of listings.  Very troubling that […]

Apr 222017
 

I used (quoted from)  Lessons 10, 8, and 2 (On Tyranny  Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century). Scroll down to the high-lighted text. – – – – – – – – – Hi Sandra, Sacrosanct ideologies (vaccines; sexual victimization of young people by women isn’t a problem – – it’s only done by men; universities),  are so easy […]

Oct 202016
 

The Police Officer will do a good job.  But at the root?   it’s not actually his job.   The growth of gangs is a symptom that tells us we are failing.  So how do we get a passing grade? A fundamental responsibility of our communities is to provide the stew to nourish our individual toddlers into […]