So. Africa – World Bank/Grim Forecast and Utility – Deploying Prepaid Meters.

So. Africa – World Bank/Grim Forecast and Utility – Deploying Prepaid Meters.So. Africa – Eskom to continue with power cuts in Soweto | eNCA

Installing prepaid meters allow customer to consume what they 
can afford.  Also, asking landlords to collect utility costs from tenants.

https://www.enca.com/news/eskom-continue-power-cuts-soweto
December 24, 2019

Eskom to continue with power cuts in Soweto

JOHANNESBURG – Eskom said it will continue to cut power supplies to residents who do not pay their electricity bills.

Residents of Soweto collectively owe the power utility a total of R18.2-billion, which is reportedly almost half of the total local municipal debt owed to the electricity utility. 

‘Unfortunately, we cannot go on … where we just watch where the residents are just consuming without us collecting the revenue and hence that is why we needed to implement our credit management strategies,” said Eskom’s Client Service Senior Manager Daphne Mokwena.

READ: Eskom refuses to restore power to areas over debt owed

Mokwena said those who don’t pay will be disconnected. 

Eskom has also begun converting conventional meters to prepaid meters, allowing residents to manage their electricity use.

“We are saying that if customers are on prepaid then you can actually manage what you are consuming, as per your affordability but unfortunately most customers in Soweto are resisting this”, added Mokwena.

Mokwena says some residents continue to tamper with meters and buy electricity from ‘ghost vendors’. 
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https://www.enca.com/business/world-bank-cuts-sas-growth-forecast
January 9, 2020

World Bank cuts SA’s growth forecast

JOHANNESBURG – The outlook for South Africa’s economy is not about to improve, according to the World Bank.

In its latest Global Economic Prospects report, the World Bank cut its economic growth forecast for South Africa to below 1 percent for 2020 and its all thanks to Eskom.

READ: Stage 2 load-shedding continues into Friday

The World Bank now expects the economy to grow by a mere 0.9 percent this year.

This comes as Eskom has announced that Stage 2 load-shedding will continue until Friday morning.

READ: Massive debt wave could crash on developing countries, World Bank warns

The power utility says it lost additional generating capacity overnight.

Eskom’s emergency reserves are also insufficient to meet the demand for electricity during the day.
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https://www.enca.com/business/massive-debt-wave-could-crash-developing-countries-world-bank-warns

December 20, 2019

Massive debt wave could crash on developing countries, World Bank warns

File: The World Bank now expects the economy to grow by a mere 0.9 percent this year.

WASHINGTON – A wave of debt in emerging and developing nations has grown faster and larger than in any period of the last five decades and could end with another crisis, the World Bank warned.

And if the wave breaks, it could be more damaging since it would engulf private companies in addition to governments, at a time when economic growth is sluggish, according to a new report that covers four debt surges from 1970-2018.

“The size, speed and breadth of the latest debt wave should concern us all,” World Bank President David Malpass said in a statement.

“Clearly, it’s time for course corrections,” he added.

The World Bank and International Monetary Fund have been sounding the warning about growing global debt for years, but the latest report is even more stark and turned up the volume on its calls for governments to take steps to prevent a debt crisis.

IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva on Thursday said developing nations in Africa especially need to strike the right balance between financing development and a manageable debt level.

– Surging to $188-trillion –

The IMF reported that total global debt rose to $188-trillion at the end of 2018, equivalent to nearly 230 percent of the world’s economy.

The World Bank report highlights the “striking” debt surge in emerging and developing economies, which is the “largest, fastest and most broad-based in EMDEs in the past 50 years.”

After declining during the 2008 global financial crisis, amid very low borrowing costs in just eight years since 2010, debt in these countries climbed to an all-time high of roughly 170 percent of GDP or about $55-trillion. 

Much of the growth was incurred by China (equivalent to more than $20-trillion), but Beijing also has become a large lender for low-income countries.

The report warns that the current debt wave “could follow the historical pattern and culminate in financial crises in these economies,” especially if interest rates spike or if there is a sudden global shock.

Better debt management, improved tax collection, flexible exchange rates and tighter fiscal rules to manage spending could help avert a crisis and soften the blow if one occurs, the World Bank said.

“Towering though it may seem, the latest global wave of debt can be managed,” Malpass said. 

“But leaders need to recognize the danger and move countries into safer territory in terms of the quality and quantity of investment and debt — sooner rather than later.”

His IMF counterpart, Georgieva, in a blog post on Thursday repeated her concern about the massive increase in commercial borrowing in Africa — accounting for 70 percent of the ballooning of debt.

She urged governments in the region to find a “balanced approach” to managing debt and development. 

“Africa is seeking to find the right balance between financing development and safeguarding debt sustainability, between investing in people and upgrading infrastructure, between long-term development objectives and pressing immediate needs,” she said.

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Venezuela Sees Large-Scale Blackouts, Internet Shutdown – Monitoring Agencya – Sputnik International

https://sputniknews.com/latam/202001191078075139-venezuela-sees-large-scale-blackouts-internet-shutdown—monitoring-agency/

January 19, 2020

Venezuela Sees Large-Scale Blackouts, Internet Shutdown

Monitoring Agency

​According to Netblocks, a total of 16 out of 23 states in the country were affected, but Tachira, Merida, and Carabobo saw less than half of power supply restored.

Venezuelan human rights organisation Redes Ayuda said on Twitter that electricity outages in the country had also caused problems with internet connection in five states.

According to third-party observers and analysts, the power outages in Venezuela are caused by low investments in infrastructure and equipment deterioration.

After last summer’s power outages in Caracas, Venezuelan Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez said that they had been caused by an “electromagnetic attack” targeting the country’s main hydroelectric system.

In March, an accident occurred at the Simon Bolivar Hydroelectric Plant, the country’s largest electricity supplier, which provoked an unprecedented blackout, with 20 of Venezuela’s 23 states affacted. Enterprises and government agencies across the country stopped working for almost a week.

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DHS wants to expand airport face recognition scans to include US citizens – TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2019/12/02/homeland-security-face-recognition-airport-citizens/

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Homeland Security wants to expand facial recognition checks for travelers arriving to and departing from the U.S. to also include citizens, which had previously been exempt from the mandatory checks.

In a filing, the department has proposed that all travelers, and not just foreign nationals or visitors, will have to complete a facial recognition check before they are allowed to enter the U.S., but also to leave the country.

Facial recognition for departing flights has increased in recent years as part of Homeland Security’s efforts to catch visitors and travelers who overstay their visas. The department, whose responsibility is to protect the border and control immigration, has a deadline of 2021 to roll out facial recognition scanners to the largest 20 airports in the United States, despite facing a rash of technical challenges.

But although there may not always be a clear way to opt-out of facial recognition at the airport, U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents — also known as green card holders — have been exempt from these checks, the existing rules say.

Now, the proposed rule change to include citizens has drawn ire from one of the largest civil liberties groups in the country.

“Time and again, the government told the public and members of Congress that U.S. citizens would not be required to submit to this intrusive surveillance technology as a condition of traveling,” said Jay Stanley, a senior policy analyst at the American Civil Liberties Union .

“This new notice suggests that the government is reneging on what was already an insufficient promise,” he said.

“Travelers, including U.S. citizens, should not have to submit to invasive biometric scans simply as a condition of exercising their constitutional right to travel. The government’s insistence on hurtling forward with a large-scale deployment of this powerful surveillance technology raises profound privacy concerns,” he said.

Citing a data breach of close to 100,000 license plate and traveler images in June, as well as concerns about a lack of sufficient safeguards to protect the data, Stanley said the government “cannot be trusted” with this technology and that lawmakers should intervene.

A spokesperson for Customs & Border Protection said the agency was “currently in the rulemaking process and will ensure that the public has the opportunity to comment prior to the implementation of any regulation,” and that it was “committed to its privacy obligations.”

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FOOD SHORTAGES PLANNED: “Pig Ebola” Is Now Running Wild In Indonesia, And It Has Already Killed About One-Fourth Of The World’s Pigs – Investment Watch

https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/pig-ebola-is-now-running-wild-in-indonesia-and-it-has-already-killed-about-one-fourth-of-the-worlds-pigs/

The global pig population is being absolutely decimated by a disease that does not have a cure.  African Swine Fever, also commonly referred to as “Pig Ebola”, is raging out of control in dozens of countries all over the globe.  It has a mortality rate of close to 100 percent, and once it hits an area even the pigs that are able to survive the disease are killed off in order to prevent it from spreading elsewhere.  Unfortunately, African Swine Fever just continues to pop up in more locations.  As you will see below, it is now sweeping through the heavily-populated nation of Indonesia.  Nearly 270 million people live in Indonesia, and they are heavily dependent on pork as a source of protein.  But of course the same thing could be said about almost all of the countries where African Swine Fever is currently raging.

The mainstream media in the U.S. hasn’t been properly reporting on this crisis, and that is likely because this disease has not spread to our nation yet.

But let there be no doubt – this is truly a crisis of Biblical proportions.  In fact, it has been estimated that this epidemic has already killed about one-fourth of the world’s pigs.  The following comes from an Australian news source

Experts say the disease has wiped out an estimated 25 per cent of the world’s pig population.

The fever has been reported in around 50 countries, including China, Belgium, Slovakia, Cambodia, North Korea, South Korea, Vietnam and the Philippines.

And this same figure is being quoted by the New York Daily News

African swine fever has been reported in nearly 50 nations — including China, South Korea, the Philippines and Belgium — and it’s causing an incredible crisis on a global scale. Alarmingly, more than one-quarter of Earth’s pigs have been wiped out by the virulent disease.

This should be front page news all across America, but of course the big news networks really don’t want to talk about anything other than the impeachment of Donald Trump these days.

Unfortunately, everyone on the entire planet is going to feel the pain of this crisis as it continues to intensify.  We are potentially facing a serious global pork shortage, and this disease continues to pop up in new areas.  When it recently began spreading in Indonesia, it made headlines all over the globe.  The following comes from Reuters

Nearly 30,000 pigs have died from African swine fever (ASF) in Indonesia’s North Sumatra province as of Dec. 15, causing millions of dollars of economic losses as authorities try to quarantine the areas affected, officials said on Wednesday.

The Agriculture Ministry has declared an outbreak of the highly contagious virus in the country and said it is contained only in some parts of North Sumatra, minister Syahrul Yasin Limpo told reporters.

Asian countries rely very heavily on pork to feed their populations, and the severe losses that we are witnessing are not going to be easy to replace.  At this point, Indonesia has become the 11th Asian nation where African Swine Fever is spreading…

To date, 11 Asian countries have reported outbreaks since August 2018, including Indonesia, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, China, the Philippines, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Timor-Leste.

The epicenter for this crisis is in China.  The Chinese produce and eat more pork than anyone else in the world, and it was recently projected that their hog herd “will likely shrink by 55% by the end of the year” due to this disease…

China’s hog herd fell by half in the first eight months of 2019 due to a devastating outbreak of African swine fever and will likely shrink by 55% by the end of the year, analysts at Rabobank said on Wednesday.

As I detailed in a previous article, it has been estimated that 150 million pigs have already died in China.

To put that in perspective, there are only about 70 million pigs in the United States right now.

So you could kill every pig in the United States twice and you would still not get to the total that have already died in China because of this epidemic.

Needless to say, pork prices are absolutely soaring in China.  They have more than doubled since this time last year, and in November we saw another huge jump in Chinese food inflation.  The following comes from Zero Hedge

As has been the case for the past year, the culprit behind the headline CPI surge was food inflation, which accelerated further to a record +19.1% in November from +15.5% in October, primarily on higher inflation in fresh vegetable and pork prices.

So what is the bottom line?

The bottom line is that this is an extremely serious threat to the global food supply.

Beef, chicken, fish and pork are the four main global sources of protein, and right now pork is already in very short supply in some parts of the world.

And of course this comes at a time when global weather patterns are going absolutely nuts and we have seen disastrous harvest seasons all over the planet.

We are entering the time of “the perfect storm”, and most people have absolutely no idea what is ahead of us.

Even if you don’t eat pork, this is a story that you need to keep a very close eye on, because this is going to push up food prices everywhere.  Demand for beef, chicken and fish will increase as pork becomes more expensive and consumers turn to other options.  And in some of the poorer places around the world, some impoverished families may have to start cutting meat out of their diets entirely.

We have never seen a crisis quite like this in any of our lifetimes.  Despite all of our advanced technology, we are still dependent on farmers to produce the food that we eat, and this is truly an existential crisis for the entire global pork industry.

There is no way to spin this to make it sound nicer.  Many are hoping that this outbreak will subside eventually, but right now it doesn’t look like that will happen.

And once this disease reaches the United States, we will start to experience the same panic that is already sweeping through nearly 50 other nations around the globe.

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Prisoners Drink Sewer Water – Levees at Risk/Homeless/Giant Nutria – Rodenticide/Anticoagulant

Prisoners Drink Sewer Water  
Levees at Risk/Homeless/Giant Nutria 
Rodenticide/Anticoagulant
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Excerpts:
Bottled water tab at a California prison has hit $46,000 a month

Excerpts:
What was intended as a state-of-the-art, $32 million prison water treatment plant has turned into yet another state infrastructure boondoggle. Since the plant’s completion in 2010, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s (CDCR) Deuel Vocational Institution, which uses brackish wells on its grounds, is supposed to run the water through a two-step treatment process before it reaches 2,300 prisoners and 1,000 corrections employees.

 

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Silicon Valley Seasteaders Go Looking for Low-Tax Sites on Land – Bloomberg

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-12-20/silicon-valley-seasteaders-go-looking-for-low-tax-sites-on-land

Patri Friedman is sick of the jokes about floating tax havens. About a decade ago, the former Google software engineer (and grandson of Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman) co-founded the Seasteading Institute, a nonprofit with the stated aim of developing a model for self-governing offshore communities. The idea was to allow people to set up more laissez-faire laws for themselves on mobile, artificial islands resting in international waters. An invaluable experiment, he calls it now. Also: “Baggage.”

The institute’s Silicon Valley backers most prominently included Peter Thiel, the conservative billionaire and future Trump adviser, and traded in no small part on Thiel’s imprimatur. But the effort was as impractical as it sounds, and it drew criticism from local leaders and good-government groups as a form of neocolonialism. In 2018 locals defeated a commercial spinoff’s attempt to establish a seastead off the coast of Tahiti. Seasteading, like vampirism, is now on the unofficial list of topics not to raise with Thiel, who hasn’t written the institute a check in at least five years. Nonetheless, he’s become the anchor investor for Friedman’s new venture capital firm, which is trying to create some similar-sounding communities on land.

Pronomos Capital, which Friedman incorporated in August, is supposed to bankroll the construction of experimental cities on vacant tracts of land in developing countries. Pronomos is set up like a venture fund, making investments in local organizations that do the work of securing government approvals, finding tenants, and hiring retired U.K. judges to enforce the new legal framework, to be based on British common law. The firm says it’s discussing semi-autonomous cities of varying sizes with foreign and local businesspeople in countries where officials have seemed receptive to exempting them from area laws, including Ghana, Honduras, the Marshall Islands, Nigeria, and Panama. A given community could start as small as an industrial park, Friedman says. Most will be aimed at foreign businesses seeking friendlier tax treatment.

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While other organizations with names such as Free Private Cities and Charter Cities Institute are advising similar efforts around the world, Pronomos is the only one with seed money from boldface names including Thiel, venture capitalist Marc Andreessen, and Bitcoin evangelists Roger Ver and Balaji Srinivasan. In describing his new firm, Friedman isn’t shy to use seasteading as a reference point. “I’ve been putting these ideas out there for 20 years, and they’ve grown and compounded,” he says, sipping well water at his mountaintop compound south of San Jose. “What we get excited about is the ability to do this repeatedly.”

Why the colonial-sounding framework, right down to the old British laws? Dressed in a well-loved Slytherin sweatshirt, Friedman says it’s the best fuel for a fledgling economy and property values, and to assure global investors that their money will be safe in Pronomos projects. The justice system is more important than the tax breaks, he says, citing research that suggests faith in a functional code of laws is a leading indicator of a region’s economic success.

That’s been less than reassuring to politicians and residents leery of ceding land to unaccountable foreigners, in exchange for theoretical network effects. Fierce local opposition has halted a plan to create an independent area on a stretch of coastal land in Honduras, for example. The proposed tax incentives and other benefits for foreign investors were about as popular as you’d expect. “That land belongs to someone,” says Silvio Carrillo, the nephew of assassinated Honduran rights advocate Berta Cáceres.

Pronomos “will only go where we are wanted,” according to Friedman. He also says, with a straight face, that if Pronomos can get local officials to agree to its plans, “we have a credible shot at eliminating poverty.”

Friedman’s grandfather spent his life attacking government oversight in the field of economics, but his father, a law professor at Santa Clara University, has advocated for a kind of anarcho-capitalism on a legal basis. At age 43, Patri Friedman has pushed his family’s do-what-you-feel ethos to some other extremes, advocating for communal living, polyamory, and human-machine hybridization. He’s spent most of his career at Google, including his Seasteading Institute years. He left Google this summer to work full time on Pronomos.

“Do I want to create the first venture-backed city-state? Hell yeah”

The venture firm has raised about $9 million so far (more than half from Thiel), well short of Friedman’s initial goal. He says that’s only enough to cover basic fact-finding expenses for his local partners, and he’ll raise more to buy and develop land once governments approve the plans.

Similar ideas have gained some support beyond fringe libertarian circles. Honduras amended its constitution in 2013 to allow the creation of special economic zones outside the country’s legal framework. Erick Brimen, a startup founder who has coordinated development projects in Central America, is informally working with Friedman and others on Prospera Honduras, a local business advocacy group there. Brimen says it’s too early to discuss publicly. Other groups aiming for these kinds of extralegal territories have announced priorities including tax holidays and privatized health care and police forces.

“Our vision aligns” with Friedman’s, says Taavi Kotka, who runs an Estonian organization advocating for looser employment and tax laws to attract immigrants. “He’s a pioneer in setting up these special zones,” blockchain enthusiast Barak Ben Ezer says of Friedman. He and Friedman are working to turn the Marshall Islands into a tax haven similar to the Caymans. Friedman says he hopes to back more than a dozen projects in the next four years.

Yet even if Friedman and the other landsteaders can assuage concerns about colonial-style exploitation and the flouting of local laws, there are few guarantees in the world of quasi-sovereign states. In April a couple proclaimed their small fiberglass pod, 14 miles off Thailand’s coast, to be self-governing, and the Thai government sent its military to destroy the pod, calling their proclamation an act of war. (The couple is now working on a similar project in Panama, this time in cooperation with government officials.) That’s why, says Friedman, he’s making sure any Pronomos projects have local officials on board. Further out, “Do I want to create the first venture-backed city-state? Hell yeah,” he says. “That’s what I’m in it for. That’s the long-term goal.”

(Updated final paragraph to add new details about the couple who set up a pod off the coast of Thailand.)

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At The Seasteading Institute, we believe that experiments are the source of all progress: to find something better, you have to try something new. But right now, there is no open space for experimenting with new societies. That’s why we work to enable seasteading communities — floating cities — which will allow the next generation of pioneers to peacefully test new ideas for how to live together.

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The Seasteading Institute was founded in 2008 by activist, software engineer and political economic theorist Patri Friedman, grandson of Nobel Prize winning economist Milton Friedman, and technology entrepreneur, investor and Philanthropist Peter Thiel

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FIRES – This is WAR – We Are Being “Intentionally” BURNED UP . . .

FIRES – This is WAR 
We Are Being “Intentionally” BURNED UP
 
Weather Control Technologies 
Could be Used to Put the FIRES OUT 
Instead The Tech is Used to Burn Us Up.
WHY are OUR Alleged Governments
Burning Us Up?
WHY are OUR Alleged Leaders Denying the Deadly Weather Control Programs Exist?
Why is the United Nations, the IMF, the World Banking Systems LYING?  
Why are YOUR Local AllegedRepresentatives
Declaring Climate Emergency Declarations that are Eliminating Travel, Water, Electricity and EVERYTHING Else?
 
We ALL Live in a Corporate Construct
EARTH, INC.
and
“WE ARE THE ENEMY”
 
Fires Have Been Planned and Are Legal!
 
FIRE WARFARE – a WORLDWIDE OPERATION
Burn Zones are Decided in Advance 
Zones Targeted,are Mapped and Burned
 
Climate Change is Weather Altering Technology
Modern Weather – the New Normal 
Using DEW’s
Directed Energy Weapon Systems
 
Chemtrails – Geoengineering 
Aerosol Spraying Heavy Metals 
Trees BURN from the Inside OUT  
WHY?
Tree Roots Absorb the Metals 
Trees Become Highly Combustable When HIT with Microwave Weapons
 
Timber Used in Construction Saturated with Heavy Metal Uptake From the Tree Roots into the Trees – Highly Combustible Lumber Used in Construction.
 
Climate Change is Weather Altering Technology
Modern Weather a New Normal 
DEW’s
Directed Energy Weapon Systems
 
Thoughts to Consider:
Fire Retardant is Toxic – Yet MANY Feel Protected when it’s dumped overhead on us, the rivers, the plants, over everything.
Water Used on Fires has Metals in it!
 
Multiple Layered Attacks
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NOTE:  We have highlighted, BELOW, important information Rosalind Petersonwrote about in “Our Dead and Dying Trees” DISCLOSURE.

Our Dead and Dying Trees – HEAVY METALS 

From Geoengineering

OUR DEAD AND DYING TREES

By Rosalind Peterson

July 22, 2007
NewsWithViews.com

Many trees have died or are in the process of dying in large areas across the United States, in Alaska, and WORLDWIDE  What is triggering such a broad decline and die-off response to entire suites of plant and tree communities?

In forestlands, in public parks, along rivers and streams, in watered areas, golf courses, or on private property, our trees are showing signs of major health problems or dying in record numbers. In some areas the majority of trees have died and left entire watersheds in jeopardy.

Allan Buckman, A former Associate Wildlife Biologist, Central Coast Region, California Department of Fish & Game, has been seeing vegetation changes and climate shifts over wide areas for years. 
Mr. Buckman completed field reviews over wide areas and has had over 35 years of field experience . 
Mr. Buckman noted: In the past I have seen localized die-off of plant communities.
I have never seen the present condition of wide spread impact in almost all  areas from a wide assortment of insects, fungus, molds, mildews, bacteria and virus.
I have seen areas where every tree and shrub in a drainage area has some form of health problem.
 
The impacts have been documented since 2002, both in pictures and videotape showing the massive changes              that have taken place in Northern California. Redding, California areas are showing declining Douglas Fir and Oak (without Sudden Oak Death Syndrome), tree health. These impacts are accelerating faster and can be noted in the number of trees showing symptoms, dead trees and the number of trees that have fallen down under unusual circumstances. 
Redwood Trees across wide areas are dying or showing signs of severe stress.

Trees are being cut down in record numbers across the United States without anyone doing the studies to determine why these trees are dying and what is causing this problem. Fires are burning hotter and are more devastating since the late 1980s.

This is as serious as it gets.
 
Sudden Oak Death, now blamed for many tree problems, is found rarely or not at all in some counties, and SOD diagnosis does not explain the widespread decline in Oak tree health in trees and counties not infected with SOD, nor does it explain the broad decline and die-off response in trees across the United States.
 
Tree-killing insects do not attack a healthy stand of trees unless individual trees are  stressed or some other pathogen is degrading the health of the tree.
 
The common dominator for deteriorating tree health:

Air pollution, white haze, climate change, increasing UV radiation, higher humidity caused persistent jet contrails, jet fuel emissions, lack of sunlight from persistent aging contrails or climate change produced by persistent jet contrails? There are over 50+ weather modification programs ongoing, according to NOAA records, in the United States. What impact does this chemical manipulation of our weather have on the regional micro-climates that are needed for tree, plant, and agricultural crop health?

Artificial weather modification through the use of chemicals impact all of us by reducing water supplies, changing agricultural crop production cycles, reducing crop production, and water availability. Since weather modification programs use chemicals released into the atmosphere the public IS subjected increasingly toxic substances that ARE adversely impact agricultural crops and trees.

Global dimming and the persistent contrails, that produce man-made clouds, has serious impacts on crop production. A recent corn crop study in Illinois shows that cloud cover reduces corn crop production while direct sunlight increases production.

The dead and dying trees, dead branches, impacted shrubs and bushes is turning some of our forests into torches when touched by fire.

According to Charles Little, in the 1995, book, Dying of the Trees, that: Aside from oxides of nitrogen and sulfur, other strange elements (besides vanadium) showed up in the core samples of the spruce and maple-elements that do not occur in natural forest systems, such as arsenic and barium, cadmium, zinc, lead and copper-were found, too.  
 

Aluminum, is increasingly being found in required water samples taken by local water districts, and 

are the most toxic of all to our trees.

Charles Little notes in his book notes: �As it happens, aluminum is a common constituent of forest soils almost everywhere, but it is locked up in aluminum silicates, and in this compound form is not available to tree and other plants, and therefore is no danger to them. But after the acid rains came the silicates ARE broken down, and the aluminum is freed to be taken up by trees and plants. The metal kills the roots first. This means that trees can no longer absorb and transport needed nutrients, such as phosphate, calcium, and magnesium-essential fertilizers that are themselves leached away from the soil should by acid deposition. The trees are weakened and are invaded by insects or pathogens or succumb to extremes of weather-or all of the above, in which case they die

Why is the rain here on the acidic side of the scale?

High levels of UV-B radiation are also impacting wide areas across the United States. This type of radiation can also impact tree health, growth rates, and stress tree in other ways. NOAA/National Weather Service puts current UV Index Forecasts on its websites. The UV exposure level in increasing throughout the United States. Could jet fuel emissions, which contain nitric acid that depletes beneficial ozone in our atmosphere, be one of the major culprits in this increase in UV radiation reaching the earth?
 
Replanting will be one answer only if we can determine what is causing the problem. Newly planted trees will die as well.
 

We also have a loss of pollinators and bees in the United States which is also detrimental to plants and trees, especially to agricultural fruit trees and crops. Chemically based weather modification programs, persistent jet contrails, that raise humidity and changing micro-climates, is disrupting tree and plant health across the United States and causing a decline in pollination by reducing the number of pollinators, like bees. Persistent jet contrails also reduces the amount of direct sunlight reaching the earth thereby reducing the photosynthesis process that is need for all plants and trees to grow properly and produce agricultural crops.

Tremendous numbers of trees are in decline or dead, not only in the United States but around the world.

IT IS TIME TO FIND OUT WHY OUR TREES ARE STRESSED AND UNABLE TO RESIST PESTS AND PATHOGENS! 

Sadly, Rosalind did NOT know our alleged represetatives DO NOT represent us.  She thought we had a representative government, which we DO NOT.  If she had ONLY known that part of our reality she would likely have not recommended we, “CONTACT YOUR LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL REPRESENTATIVES. ASK THEM TO AUTHORIZE AIR, TREE, WATER, AND SOIL TESTING. We need answers to the questions not just be told to wait, watch our trees die and then be cut or burned down by forest fires”.

Rosalind Peterson’s tireless work, and her website Agriculture Defense

http://agriculturedefensecoalition.org/

and California Sky Watch is HOW we learned about the worldwide aerosol spraying programs, which forever changed our understanding of reality.
Rosalind, we are forever grateful 
May you rest in peace 
We will carry on.

Rosalind Peterson — Our Dead and Dying Trees – July 22, 2007

Kincade Fire – Ignited

in Sonoma County Wine Country in Northern California

 

ONLY one of MANY Fires

The blaze ignited on Oct. 23, 2019 and led to the mandatory evacuation of nearly 200,000 people.
It charred 121 square miles (313 square kilometer).

The cause of the fire remains under investigation but there was a possibility that electrical equipment belonging to Pacific Gas & Electric (aka Rothschild) was involved.

The utility had switched off power to prevent fires from starting but it didn’t de-energize a transmission tower near where the fire started.  The fire started at the World’s Largest Geothermal Plant (Calpine) which was targeted by directed energy weapons.

NOTE: The evidence was discovered on the fire alert tracking camera system and shown in this video.

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In this article below you can scroll down and view the photo gallery of dozens of properties and land being intentionally destroyed by FIRE.  
 
This is what war zones look like.  
 
People’s homes have been destroyed and they are war refugees.
Did Kincade Fire threatening Geyserville start at geothermal power plant? Fire dispatcher reported “possible power lines down” … News Group. PUBLISHED: October 24, 2019 at 11:20 am | UPDATED: October 29, 2019 at 6:44 pm ….. We believe there is relatively minor damage to our facilities and further threat has passed.
The Kincade Fire burns a structure on Oct. 27, 2019, in Santa Rosa, California. … a fire north of San Francisco that damaged or destroyed more than 400 structures. … Distribution lines carry power to homes, while transmission lines move it from a power plant. …. 5800 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA, 90028
 Millions without power while Kincade fire prompts evacuation order for … 28 Oct 2019 21:32 … In anticipation of violent and damaging winds, today the National … that wildfires in Calfornia were the result of poor forest management. …. Coffey Park, a dense neighborhood in north Santa Rosa, is deep in the …
 From controlled burns to burying power lines to microgrids, what are the odds? … Kincade Fire burns in the outskirts of Santa Rosa on Oct. 28, 2019. …. Undergrounding makes damaged lines hard to access, and leaves … of water contamination, pipeline explosions and electrical fires that are killing people.
Did Kincade Fire threatening Geyserville start at geothermal power plant? Fire dispatcher reported “possible power lines down” … News Group. PUBLISHED: October 24, 2019 at 11:20 am | UPDATED: October 29, 2019 at 6:44 pm ….. We believe there is relatively minor damage to our facilities and further threat has passed.
From controlled burns to burying power lines to microgrids, what are the odds? … Kincade Fire burns in the outskirts of Santa Rosa on Oct. 28, 2019. …. Undergrounding makes damaged lines hard to access, and leaves … of water contamination, pipeline explosions and electrical fires that are killing people.
FIRE – WAR NOTES 
Briefings
The latest updates on the Kincade Fire in Sonoma County, other wildfires and the PG&E outages. … Chalk Hill Road on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, in Healdsburg, Calif. …. plant back to shared power with PG&E,” officials said Monday night. … 7:16 p.m. Santa Rosa CityBus and Paratransit to operate for free: …
RED FLAG WARNING Issued from Tuesday through Wednesday. Another round of gusty offshore winds will combine with very low humidity to create critical fire weather conditions. #CAwx #CAFire #KincadeFire
 
 
PG&E says Tuesday weather event will impact 3.8 million customers: At a news conference, PG&E officials said that 3.8 million PG&E customers are within the zone that is a high risk for significant fire danger with the next wind event to start Tuesday.
Warming centers to open in Santa Clara County amid low temperatures: County officials are opening warming centers throughout the county starting Monday night due to temperatures that are forecast to drop into the 30s overnight through Wednesday morning. “The cold weather is particularly concerning with the potential for some residents to lose power this week during the Public Safety Power Shut Off,” county officials said. Click here for the full list of warming centers.

New shut-offs to affect 605,000 customer accounts in 29 counties: PG&E said the next round of shutoffs coming on Tuesday and Wednesday will affect up to 605,000 customers in 29 counties. In the same announcement, they said that of the 970,000 customers they cut off power to over the weekend, they’ve restored 325,000 of them, or 34%.

Smoke from Kincade Fire expected to bring unhealthy air for sensitive groups in parts of Yolo and Solano counties Monday night: Air quality is expected to reach unhealthy levels for sensitive groups in portions of Yolo and Solano counties on Monday night, according to the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District. Smoke is expected to disperse midday Tuesday as “the next north wind event starts,” air district officials said. Officials advise residents to stay indoors and limit their outdoor activity.

CHP releases updated list of Sonoma County road closures: California Highway Patrol reports the following roadways are closed due to the Kincade Fire:

Cal Fire downgrades some evacuation orders to warnings: Cal Fire officials said evacuation orders for all areas affected by the Kincade Fire west of East Side Road throughout the Russian River Valley to Bodega Bay had been reduced to warnings. Evacuation orders for areas south of Occidental Road had also been reduced to warnings. The following areas are now allowed to repopulate: Bodega, Bodega Bay, Carmet, Muniz Ranch, Sebastopol, Occidental, Freestone, Camp Meeker, Forestville, Rio Nido, Hacienda, Monte Rio, Cazadero, Guerneville and Valley Ford.

 Track smoke from several Northern California fires: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials tweeted a short video of the smoke captured by a satellite.

Red flag warnings issued for Tuesday morning, afternoon: The National Weather Service said red flag warnings for the North Bay will go into effect at 8 a.m. Tuesday, 1 p.m. in the East Bay and 1 p.m. in the Santa Cruz mountains and San Francisco Peninsula Coast. All warnings are expected to expire at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Red flag warnings indicate extreme fire behavior.

Gov. Newsom says CA firefighters have put 330 fires in 24 hours: More than 4,100 people are working on stopping the Kincade fire, which remains at 5% containment. Crews have held their own in the Windsor and Healdsburg areas, he said, giving officials confidence moving forward — but the changing winds could still be destructive. Newsom said 105 fire engines have come from out of state, including Nevada, Montana, Oregon and others. “A historic amount of pre-positioned assets have proven to have paid off in remarkable ways,” Newsom said. He added: “We are vigilant. We are prepared.”
Oakland mayor urges residents to prepare for looming shut-offs: Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said parts of Oakland may be without power through Wednesday as PG&E officials try to restore power before more dangerous fire weather enters the area Tuesday. She also called the company’s response “unacceptable.”
Red flag warnings expire, near critical fire conditions prevail: National Weather Service officials said red flag warnings expired at 11 a.m., but near-critical fire conditions persist with low humidity levels and strong gusts at peak high points.
White House issues statement on wildfires: “The White House and FEMA have been in contact with State and local officials in California, including Governor Newsom personally. Federal resources have been made available and we continue to work with the Governor and his staff to determine if additional support is necessary. The President will continue to monitor the situation,” said Judd Deere, a special assistant to the president and deputy press secretary.

PG&E cut off power to more people than planned: PG&E officials said they had expected to shut off power to 940,000 customers as a precautionary measure to stop equipment from sparking deadly and destructive fires. The company on Monday said it actually shut off power to about 960,000 customers.

Devastation of wildfire coming into full view: Windy conditions have calmed, allowing journalists to enter neighborhoods in Windsor and inspect the Kincade Fire’s path of destruction.

Two people reported missing: Two missing people were reported to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Golden Gate Division.

Vallejo lifts water restriction: Vallejo city officials lifted a restriction on water use after PG&E officials helped deliver a 4,160-volt generator capable of powering a city water pumping complex. “Sufficient raw water is being pumped into the Vallejo Water System for treatment,” city officials said in a statement. “Residents did a phenomenal job conserving water, dropping use from 16.8 million to 12 million gallons of water used in a 24-hour period.”

Evacuation orders still in place: Sonoma County Sheriff Mark Essick said residents cannot re-enter areas affected by the fire, but officials are working to re-populate the western part of the county. Updates will be sent via Nixle. Essick said firefighters were able to save the northern part of Windsor because people had evacuated the area. “Had that area not been evacuated those firefighters would not have been as effective as they were; we had a lot of success,” Essick said.
Law enforcement from across the state mobilizedSonoma County Sheriff Mark Essick said there are several hundred peace officers from more than 140 police agencies assisting with the Kincade Fire response. “We are very grateful for our partners for being there for us,” he said.

Smoke across Bay Area expected to get worse Monday: The stinging smoke that greeted Bay Area residents Monday morning is going to get worse, according to the National Weather Service. With the heavy winds that rolled across the region dying down, smoke from the Kincade Fire in Sonoma County and the Glen Cove Fire in Vallejo is heading into the central Bay Area and lingering, Smoke from the Grizzly Fire at Grizzly Island near Suisun City is also contributing to the accumulation. “Unfortunately, it looks like the whole Bay Area will see more smoke later this afternoon and this evening,” said Spencer Tangen, a National Weather Service meteorologist. “You’ll be able to smell it, taste it and see it.”

Smoke harming air quality in Bay Area: Much of Sonoma is experiencing unhealthy air quality as smoke from the Kincade Fire hovers over the region. East Bay air quality has also deteriorated; a monitor in Concord, last updated at midnight, shows the air at the “unhealthy for sensitive groups” level. A Spare the Air alert is in effect for the region Monday.

 

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KISS SINGLE FAMILY HOMES – GOOD-BYE . . . . New bill means saying goodbye to single-family zoning . . .

KISS SINGLE FAMILY HOMES – GOODBYE

“YES”
GOOD-BYE TO SINGLE FAMILY HOMES
New bill means saying goodbye to single-family zoning

Keep in mind, Sharon Rushton, who published this information below, is unaware this NEW LAW is exactly what we face as our cities and counties, everywhere in America,

are deploying the Goals of Sustainable Development. She also is unaware that our presumed elected representatives do not work for us. The alleged representatives work for the corporate network agency called U.S.A., Inc.

With so many uninformed people we can easily understand why we will no longer have single family homes.

We will review SB 68 and discuss how this bill conforms with the global plans of reducing housing availability and reimagining our future lives living in smart kill cities.

Most important to understand, while you will read this bill as approved in California, these are goals planned for YOU in YOUR community, everywhere, worldwide.

Read the highlighted and underlined text below and discount the author’s lack of understanding the facts in the remainder that is written. We opted to use this article to frame the facts and illustrate what the author is wrongly stating.

https://www.marinij.com/2019/11/18/marin-voice-new-bill-means-saying-goodbye-to-single-family-zoning/

Marin Voice: New bill means saying goodbye to single-family zoning

By SHARON RUSHTON

PUBLISHED: November 18, 2019

Assembly Bill 68, entitled “Land Use: Accessory Dwelling Units,” is one of the new housing bills that Gov. Newsom recently signed. It is an example of the State Legislature’s poor planning.

This detrimental bill eliminates single family zoning and enables the transformation of beneficial accessory dwelling units (second units and granny flats) into overcrowded multifamily triplexes with potentially multiple adverse impacts.

There are various advantages to adding an accessory dwelling unit or second unit to a home. For homeowners, the extra unit can provide additional income, support family members such as adult children or aging parents and house on-site caregivers. In addition, the units sometimes provide additional affordable housing for low income residents, although this is not guaranteed. When local jurisdictions craft careful accessory dwelling unit ordinances, these second units can fit seamlessly into an established community.

Unfortunately, by stripping away local control, community engagement, and environmental review related to second units, AB 68 goes too far.

Before adoption of the bill, a locality could choose whether or not to allow ADUs and if so, could set appropriate development standards (parking standards, setbacks, allowable density, height, for example) and require the property owner to live on site.

In contrast, the new law requires jurisdictions to “ministerially” allow a homeowner, in single family neighborhoods, to build a detached backyard residence that is at least 800-square-feet and 16-feet-high with only four-foot side and rear setbacks, as well as convert a garage, office or spare room into a third living space. The size of the two additional units can be over and above the existing allowable square footage for the primary home.

Ministerial approval (“over-the-counter approval”) streamlines the permit process and eliminates discretionary review and public hearings, thereby stifling public engagement and comments as well as environmental review.

In addition, the bill requires a local agency to ministerially approve up to 25% of the existing units in a multifamily building, provided the units are within the existing structure and meet certain criteria.

Besides density, height and setbacks, the bill greatly relaxes other ADUs’ development standards too. The bill prohibits local jurisdictions from imposing standards on lot coverage or minimum lot size for accessory dwelling units.

The bill further prohibits cities from requiring additional parking spaces when homeowners convert garages to new housing (unless the city can prove, with specific findings, that insufficient off-street parking would harm public health and safety, and do so within a very short timeframe). This will force more cars to park on the street, change the aesthetics of communities and make it harder for emergency vehicles to reach areas with narrow roads, among other problems.

This could result in dire consequences. Under current conditions, residents who live on the narrow, windy streets of Almonte in unincorporated Mill Valley, have reported incidents when paramedics could not speedily reach their emergency destinations because parked vehicles blocked the roadway. In one instance, the paramedics were going door to door, trying to find the owner of a wide SUV, while a medically distressed neighbor waited for help.

Without requiring a homeowner to live on the premises, AB 68 incentivizes large-scale investors to buy up single-family homes, convert them to triplexes and then operate them as commercial enterprises.

Over time, as the supply of single-family homes diminishes due to conversions to triplexes, the price for the remaining single-family dwellings will become even more expensive.

Moreover, although it is expected that the subsequent increase in housing, insufficient parking, and population growth will result in numerous adverse impacts (traffic congestion, overcrowded schools, lack of water, etc.), AB-68 provides no funding for dealing with these impacts. Instead, local communities will have to cover the costs.

It is important to note that Marin’s representatives, Sen. Mike McGuire and Assemblymember Marc Levine, voted for AB 68. This is despite the fact that most Marin residents greatly value single-family neighborhoods.

If you agree, please contact McGuire at (916) 651-4002 and Levine at (916) 319-2010. Let them know you are disappointed that they voted for AB-68.

(Our Comment)

Should you decide to contact either of the above people, please understand they work within the corporate construct. They are “instructed” by staffers to comply with the United Nations, the IMF, the International Bankers and others to bring in the Sustainable Development Goals and Agendas, including limiting housing, and much more.

 

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