HENRY FORD: THE MAN TO BLAME FOR MOST OF LAST CENTURY’S WARS

We can blame Henry Ford for most of the last century’s wars

ABOUT 90% OF NEW YORK CITY CABS WERE ELECTRIC IN 1899

No kidding. This fleet of electric cars was built by the Electric Carriage and Wagon Company of Philadelphia.

In 1902 an electric car, the Baker Torpedo, became the first car to have an aerodynamic body that enclosed both the driver and the platform. This car at one point reached 80 mph in a speed test before crashing and killing two spectators. It was later clocked as high as 120 mph, but with spectators not invited this time.

Yes folks, that was 115 years ago.  And now, despite all the hoopla about Tesla electric cars and Nissan’s Leaf, what do you think their market share is in America?

Hope you are sitting down: 0.7%. Yes, less than 1%.

The tiny Norway has the highest penetration of electric cars in the world with 22%.

Ford killed the electric car market with its cheaper gas-powered autos

So who is to blame for all this pollution, global warming, not to mention most of the wars in the last century?

And for the fact that one of the world’s most archaic countries, Saudi Arabia, is now wagging the tail of the world’s most powerful country – the United States?

Henry Ford. Yes, good old socialist Henry is to blame for all that.

Why?

The price of a basic model electric car in the early 1900’s was about $1,000, with more lavishly decked out models costing closer to $3,000.

Enter Henry Ford, the Bill Gates of the early 20th century.

FORD’S LEGACY: DEMAND FOR OIL AND GAS EXPLODES

By 1915, Henry Ford, due in part to his innovative assembly line construction, was able to offer his cars at a base price of around $500 a piece. Which made it affordable for even average people, something that had never been the case before.

Little did these “average people” know that they were tying a noose around their own necks. Which Donald Trump tightened this weekend with a wicked $350 billion arms deal with the Saudi regime, one of the most backward and bloodthirsty government on the planet.

So think of old Henry as you see Trump bowing before the Saudi king, just like Obama whom he criticized for doing so. And then also think of the 200 million or so people who were killed in various wars in the last century.

Yes, oil and gas kills. It is killing this planet and its occupants. And its first victim was the electric car of the 19th century.


UPDATE SEP 17, 2017

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY… SEP 17

1965

AMPHIBIOUS CARS ARRIVE IN FRANKFURT, GERMANY AFTER SAILING ACROSS THE ENGLISH CHANNEL

Another good idea killed by US regulation

ALTZAR: On May 22, I published the story “HENRY FORD: THE MAN TO BLAME FOR MOST OF LAST CENTURY’S WARS – ABOUT 90% OF NEW YORK CITY CABS WERE ELECTRIC IN 1899” – see http://wp.me/p71qWM-2c. Now, here’s another example of how the US government interfered to protect the domestic car makers at the expense of foreign competition and the US consumers.

And then they boast about fostering “free trade?” Free trade is like free press in America: It is only free if you own it (paraphrasing New York Times’ A.J. Liebling quote).

On September 17, 1965, four adventurous Englishmen arrive at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany after crossing the English Channel by Amphicar, the world’s only mass-produced amphibious passenger car. Despite choppy waters, stiff winds, and one flooded engine, the two vehicles made it across the water in about seven hours.

The Amphicar’s design, by the German engineer Hans Trippel, derived from the Schwimmwagen, the amphibious all-wheel-drive vehicle that Volkswagen had produced for the German armed forces during World War II. A company called the Quandt Group produced the Amphicars for seven years, from 1961 to1968; in all, they built about 3,900 of the little swimming convertibles.

Amphicars came in four colors–Beach White, Regatta Red, Lagoon Blue, and Fjord Green–and were powered from the rear by a 43-horsepower, four-cylinder Triumph Herald engine. On land, the cars used a four-speed-plus-reverse manual transmission. In the water, they used a transfer case that had two speeds: forward and backward. With the top and windows up, the Amphicar was remarkably seaworthy: Its front wheels acted as rudders and two nylon propellers chugged along in back. The car’s builders called it the “770,” because–in theory, at least–it could go 7 mph in the water and 70 mph on land.

To see an Amphicar hit either one of these speeds was rare, however: According to one owner, it was “the fastest car on the water and the fastest boat on the road.”

The four Englishmen left London on the morning of September 16, rolled down the ramp at Dover, and headed for France. About halfway across the Channel, a blocked bilge pump flooded one of the Amphicars; the other towed it the rest of the way to shore. When they arrived at Calais, the four travelers (with the help of the crowd that had gathered to see them) managed to drag the cars over the beach and to the gas station. The next day, they headed off to Frankfurt.

KILLED BY US REGULATION

About 3,000 Amphicars were imported into the United States. In fact, Quandt sold such a large proportion of the cars to Americans that in 1968, when the Motor Vehicle Air Pollution Act raised emissions standards to a level that the Amphicar couldn’t meet, the company just stopped building the cars altogether. Amphicar enthusiasts estimate that between 300 and 600 seaworthy vehicles remain on the road today.

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STEPHEN HAWKING WARNS WE HAVE ONLY 100 YEARS LEFT TO GET OFF THE PLANET

“THE ONLY WAY WE CAN SAVE OURSELVES AND MOTHER EARTH IS IF WE SET ASIDE OUR DIFFERENCES AND PULL TOGETHER IN LOVE AND HARMONY” [ALTZAR]

What do Mose Allison, Diana Krall and Stephen Hawking have in common?

STEPHEN HAWKING WARNS WE HAVE ONLY 100 YEARS LEFT TO GET OFF THE PLANET

What do Mose Allison, Diana Krall and Stephen Hawking have in common?
At a first glance, not much. The first two are (or were – in Allison’s case), jazz musicians. Hawking is a renowned scientist. Yet they all want to get off our planet. Fast. (Allison already has).
Stephen Hawking appears to be at pains to warn the world that humanity is doomed. His latest prediction urges mankind to escape an ailing Earth for a fresh start on a new planet… before it’s too late.
The renowned astrophysicist will present his chilling forecast, which sounds like the plot of a Hollywood blockbuster, in a new BBC documentary entitled Expedition New Earth that is currently still in production.
In the program, which is part of the BBC’s Tomorrow’s World science season, Hawking will posit that humanity’s time on Earth is coming to an end, while warning that there are only 100 years left to “colonize another planet.”
READ MORE…
PS: Also see my earlier post with music and lyrics of STOP THIS WORLD by Diana Krall and Mose Allison –
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ON THIS DAY FIVE YEARS AGO (2012)

Three Light Beings: “THE UNIVERSE IS LITERALLY FILLED WITH DEAD PLANETS”

“THE ONLY WAY WE CAN SAVE OURSELVES AND MOTHER EARTH IS IF WE SET ASIDE OUR DIFFERENCES AND PULL TOGETHER IN LOVE AND HARMONY” [ALTZAR]
 
I did not want to interfere with the Hawking message, but I wrote about such a possibility (of Earth’s destruction) in Jan 2012, quoting Three Light Beings with whom I had talked via a channeler. And again on May 14 , 2012.
[WOW… I JUST GOT GOOSE BUMPS REALIZING THAT WAS ON THIS EXACT DATE 5 YEARS AGO!]
 
A friend of mine from Florida commented about my earlier post quoting Stephen Hawking’s prediction: “If progress is anything like the past 100 years, that’s plenty of time. “
 
To which I replied: “Maybe. If everybody pulled together. But look at the world today. So many people at each other’s throats. And you don’t think that may be the reason this planet may be doomed?”
 
See WHEN GAIA SPEAKS, WE’D BETTER LISTEN – Jan 12, 2012 – http://altzar.org/2012/Gaia%20Message%201-2.html. Here’s an excerpt:
 
As long as Mother Earth is abused, there will be reactions in terms of natural disasters… in terms of weather patterns that are not normal; in terms of loss of life through flooding, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and other ways that Mother Earth has of protecting herself.
 
● It’ not simply a matter of global warming, which is a big issue. It’s not simply a matter of an “accident” that led to the Gulf oil spill. These are not accidents. These are situations where Mother Earth takes action. Because Mother Earth is a living body that can take action to protect itself. Just as animals do. Just as earth beings do.
It is time that humanity realizes that the resources of planet Earth belong to no country, no corporation, no business, no individual. They are common goods.
● “It is important for the earth beings to understand that they are not the only inhabitants on the planet. It is important to note that even those earth-based beings who have been here for millennia came from somewhere else. It is important to understand that Earth is not the only place in the universe that sustains life. 
We consider it an extreme of hubris for earth beings to think that life only exists on planet Earth.” (from http://www.altzar.org/2012/Down%20to%20Earth.html, Jan 25, 2012).
 
And then finally the BIG ONE – a prediction the Three Light Beings shared with me on May 14, 2012.
 
● Your planet will be in a vastly different place 25,000 years from now ­ IF IT SURVIVES. 
● And the Spiritual realm is doing all it can (to save it), including asking volunteers from other dimensions, other celestial bodies, to participate in the evolution of your planet. 
● “Because there is great concern whether or not your planet can, in fact, survive for another 25,000 years.” 
“Your solar system and the many, many solar systems that make up your galaxy, and the thousands of galaxies that make up the universe, are literally filled with DEAD PLANETS. As dead as Atlantis. As dead as other early civilizations on your planet.” 
● What we are saying is that it is up to you and the next three to four generations to decide on the values that are most important, to decide whether or not groups of individuals living in nations can, in fact, live together in harmony. 
● The history of your planet does not give the Spiritual realm a great deal of optimism. 
● And yet, the Masters of Wisdom who have incarnated in previous lifetimes on Earth are COMMITTED to work with those of you willing to help.
 
ALTZAR: THAT is also the reason I [ALTZAR] incarnated again even though as a Bodhisattva I did not need to come back into body on this planet. 
 
That is also the reason I founded the Stewards of the Earth group in January 2012 which now numbers over 9,000 members  from virtually every country around the world 
 – without any paid promotion {https://www.facebook.com/groups/gaiastewards/).
 
THE ONLY WAY WE CAN SAVE OURSELVES AND MOTHER EARTH IS IF WE SET ASIDE OUR DIFFERENCES AND PULL TOGETHER IN LOVE AND HARMONY.
 
That was my message 5 years ago. That is also my message today – on this May 14, 2017 – MOTHER’S DAY, as it turns out.

SUNSET FIRE CEREMONY: HONORING FULL MOON, VENUS’ ZENITH AND ORTHODOX NEW YEAR’S EVE

SUNSET FIRE CEREMONY: HONORING FULL MOON, VENUS’ ZENITH AND ORTHODOX NEW YEAR’S EVE

It was all about GRATITUDE

This evening sunset I did a fire ceremony to honor the full moon, the zenith of planet Venus, and the Serbian (Orthodox) New Year’s Eve. It was a ceremony of gratitude – gratitude for two weeks of badly needed dry weather, gratitude for the new friends the spirit has brought into my life this week, gratitude for turning the unlucky Friday the 13th into a lucky day. Until MECO entered the scene… 🙂

VIDEO: SUNSET FIRE CEREMONY: HONORING FULL MOON, VENUS’ ZENITH AND ORTHODOX NEW YEAR’S EVE – a film by Bob Altzar Djurdjevic – Jan 13, 2017

Direct Youtube link: https://youtu.be/8DfPCmLIzRE

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PHOTO ALBUM FROM THE FIRE CEREMONY

Click on PHOTO ALBUM AT YINYANGBOB for the photo album

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Unlucky Friday the 13th did rear its ugly head in the end

LONG POWER OUTAGE

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Eating and working by candlelight – 21st century! Welcome to Maui Electric Company “service”

Tonight, I had my dinner by candlelight.
I know, it sounds romantic. It was not. First, because I am alone. Second, because I was forced to light a candle by a long power outage.
I had just finished a nice sunset fire ceremony honoring the full moon, the zenith of planet Venus, and the Serbian (Orthodox) New Year’s Eve. It was a ceremony of gratitude – gratitude for two weeks of badly needed dry weather, gratitude for the new friends the spirit has brought into my life this week, gratitude for turning the unlucky Friday the 13th into a lucky day,
Until it became unlucky. When I cam back up to the house, I recorded a new version of AMAZING GRACE, a tune I also played on my flute during the fire ceremony. And then I was sat down to edit the video and write the story about how AMAZING GRACE MUSIC cause a lot of blue smoke to rise from fire, the power went out.
And it is still out – over 2 hours and counting. So I am writing this also by… I was tempted to say by candlelight, but actually it is by a battery-powered flashlight.
So Friday the 13th did rear its ugly head in the end. Good thing I said in my original post about canceling the Unlucky Friday that the day is till not over and that I had better not gloat. Sure enough…
By the way, there is no wind. There is no rain. There is no high surf. Nor volcanic explosion. No earthquake, either. Just MECO! (Maui Electric – our public utility).
What makes this outage even more abominable is that our solar system produces more electricity than we consume. Unlike other utilities, like with my Arizona solar system, MECO pays me nothing! They just take my CLEAN excess electricity, mix it with their dirty (coal and diesel powered) energy, and resell it at retail rates to their other customers. And to top it off – adding insult to injury – they force me to suffer from their power failures like everybody else.
MECO have the system figured out… to suit themselves and skin their customers. This is not new news. But this long and completely unnecessary power outage reminded me of it.
PS: The power came back right now – more than 2 hours after it had gone out. Want to know what I was doing at that moment? Meditating. Lying on the floor with my eyes closed in total darkness. I remembered that way back, when I was in Peru being taught by the Apus (mountain spirits or angels if you like) during my first ordination as a shaman, that they said that’s what we should do once in a while in order to access them. Lie still in total darkness for a long time.
Wonder if MECO have some connection to the Andean mountain spirits? 🙂

REKINDLING SACRED FIRE

About half an hour or so into a 2.5 hour power outage last night, I went back down to the gulch. By then, the fire was almost out. I piled up the remaining logs on top of each other and started blowing to rekindle the fire. It worked. A new fire emerged after a couple of minutes.
The moon had not yet risen so everything was pitch dark around me. I then spent the next 15-20 minutes in meditation and prayer sitting on the Haleakala “kulla” (big rock inside the sacred place) and facing the fire.
Later, I surmised that the spirits must have turned off the electricity for over 2 hours to make me do just that – and contemplate what life without modern technology would be like. I learned two things…
1. It was very peaceful. 2. But after 2 hours of darkness, I could not wait for the lights to come on so I can carry on my 21st century work.
Guess I still have ways to go before I reach the state of Nirvana – my New Year’s resolution.

CHRISTMAS WITH WOLVES OF YELLOWSTONE: STEWARDS OF MOTHER EARTH

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WOLVES OF YELLOWSTONE: STEWARDS OF MOTHER EARTH

We often hear stories about catastrophic results when man tries to play God and messes with nature. This video about the Yellowstone National Park may change your mind about it. It shows that man can sometimes successfully co-create with Mother Earth. Instead of catastrophic, in this case the result was a “trophic cascade.”

(“Trophic cascades” are powerful indirect interactions that can control entire ecosystems. Trophic cascades occur when predators limit the density and/or behavior of their prey and thereby enhance survival of the next lower trophic level.)

We’ve all heard about the “big bad wolf,” the “sheep in wolves clothing,” or the sweet little Bambi’s. Such fairy tales give the wolves a bad rap, and ironically glorify the animals even man kills for food (think venison, lamb chops).

Obviously, the wolves could use a better marketing agent. Walt Disney and the rest of the Hollywood crowd got it all wrong.

Because the facts are on the side of the wolves. Little Bambis’ grow up into big deer whose eating habits are positively destructive to the environment. We have even seen examples of that here at the Rainbow Shower in Maui. They killed several of our trees, including a beautiful Jacaranda and Kukui, the Hawaii State Tree.Yellowstone_Rainbow Shower peace flag

By contrast, the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone in 1995, after a 70-year absence, rejuvenated the entire ecology in the Park. The wolves even helped change the flow or rivers.

So it looks like the wolves finally got a good ad agency, one that works on facts not Hollywood fiction. This short video, wonderfully scripted and filmed on location in Yellowstone is 100% based on scientific truth. After you watch it, you may change your mind about the “big bad wolves” and the “sweet little Bambis.” It’s actually the other way around.

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UPDATE DEC 30, 2015

HOW MAN INTRODUCED DEADLY DISEASE TRYING TO ERADICATE WOLVES FROM YELLOWSTONE

CHRISTMAS WITH THE WOLVES OF YELLOWSTONE

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A special Yuletime treat is spending some alone time with Wolf 965M of the Lamar Canyon Pack. He has been especially playful with the Lamar Canyon pups. This gently giant (all 120 pounds of him) has led many a pup parade, allowed them to climb all over him and played tug-of-war with whatever stick or bone might be nearby. And he has always been watchful of them.

He came over to the Lamar Canyon group from the Prospect Peak Pack (and the 8-Mile Pack before that), and still travels back to see his Prospect family from time to time.

He is suffering badly from mange right now, so send him your good thoughts for a full recovery. (Mange was introduced by humans into the ecosystem in the 1920s to eradicate the Wolf and Coyote populations.) — at Round Prairie, Yellowstone National Park.

Sarcoptic mange is a highly contagious canine skin disease caused by mites that burrow into the skin causing infections, hair loss, severe irritation and an insatiable desire to scratch. The resulting hair loss and depressed vigor of an infected animal leaves them vulnerable to hypothermia, malnutrition and dehydration, which can eventually lead to death.

Mange was introduced into the Northern Rockies in 1909 by state wildlife veterinarians in an attempt to help eradicate local wolf and coyote populations. Scientists believe the troublesome mite that causes the disease persisted among coyotes and foxes after wolves were exterminated.

Since their reintroduction into the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem in 1995-96, wolves appeared to be free of mange until 2002. As of March 2014, 2 of 8 known packs in Yellowstone National Park (YNP) have mange, mostly in the Northern Range, and the prevalence within a pack ranges from 25 to 60%.

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PARIS CLIMATE CHANGE AGREEMENT: A PUFF OF SMOKE THAT WILL FOOL NO ONE

PARIS CLIMATE CHANGE AGREEMENT: A PUFF OF SMOKE THAT WILL FOOL NO ONE

Climate change activists express their disappointment on Saturday at the final draft of the COP21 climate deal saying that it was too little, too late. Guillaume Durin, an activist from French environmental collective Alternatiba,says people are already affected by climate change and that the agreement is a way of delaying meaningful action

https://embed.theguardian.com/embed/video/environment/video/2015/dec/12/paris-talks-overlooking-immediate-threats-say-climate-change-activists-video

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James Hansen, father of climate change awareness, calls Paris talks ‘a fraud’

The former Nasa scientist criticizes the talks, intended to reach a new global deal on cutting carbon emissions beyond 2020, as ‘no action, just promises’James Hansen

“It’s a fraud really, a fake,” he says, rubbing his head. “It’s just bullshit for them to say: ‘We’ll have a 2C warming target and then try to do a little better every five years.’ It’s just worthless words. There is no action, just promises. As long as fossil fuels appear to be the cheapest fuels out there, they will be continued to be burned.”

The talks, intended to reach a new global deal on cutting carbon emissions beyond 2020, have spent much time and energy on two major issues: whether the world should aim to contain the temperature rise to 1.5C or 2C above preindustrial levels, and how much funding should be doled out by wealthy countries to developing nations that risk being swamped by rising seas and bashed by escalating extreme weather events.

But, according to Hansen, the international jamboree is pointless unless greenhouse gas emissions aren’t taxed across the board. He argues that only this will force down emissions quickly enough to avoid the worst ravages of climate change.

Read more…

James Hansen, father of climate change awareness, calls Paris talks ‘a fraud’ http://gu.com/p/4f2jq/stw

COMMENTS:

Achim Buhler Well!? …. it’s so easy o be cynical isn’t it!!? For me this is the beginning of the end of witnessing inaction and seeing the truly inspirational collaborative spirit of collective spirit stepping forth to master the best of humanity to

Achim Buhler …you name it, if you will!?

Bob Altzar DjurdjevicBob Altzar Djurdjevic You may call it cynical, Achim, but the facts are on this guy’s side. As long as we not only NOT TAX the fossil fuel industries, but in fact SUBSIDIZE them (such as in the U.S.), the rest is all cheap promises and empty rhetoric. The only way to stop the proliferation of carbon and plunder of Mother Earth’s natural resources for personal or corporate Greed is to hit them where it hurts – in their pocketbooks.

FIRST GAIA STEWARD WEBSITE (2012) – TABLE OF CONTENTS

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“Gaia Speaks” Messages – Table of Contents

Other Gaia Stories, Essays…

GAIA-PACHAMAMA STARTING TO STIR AGAIN

“Gaia Speaks:” Message #24 (7-25-2012)

Update 7-29-12: Special Seismic Video Report

Date: 25 July 2012
Time: 5:30 PM HST

Gaia-Pachamama Starting to Stir Again…

Two major earthquakes shake up Solomon Islands, Indonesia

HAIKU, Maui, July 25 – Less than 24 hours ago, I wrote to all of you and commented on how relatively quiet July has been so far in terms of seismic activities. Well, no longer. Gaia-Pachamama is stirring again. She unleashed two powerful earthquakes early this morning in the area of Solomon Islands and Indonesia.

Fortunately, there was no major loss of life or damage. Those of you who have been following the discussion between Kia and myself on our Facebook page today can also see the URLs of the sources of the above information (USGS – Real-time Earthquake Map and www.iris.edu).

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First Half of 2012 Quietest in Three Years

Is our healing work making a difference?

Meanwhile, I thought it would be also educational for us to take stock of all of the major seismic events in the first half of 2012.  After all, this was supposed to be the year of major tectonic activities and many natural disasters, according to the Light Beings that Earl Backman channels (see Group Channeling Highlights, 12-26-11, altzar.org, user ID/password required).  Here’s an excerpt from what they said:

  • This coming year is going to be a major, major time of upheaval on your planet in terms of environmental, natural disasters. (There will be) tremendous loss of life, as the energy from the Earth realm meets the energy from the Spiritual realm And you’re in between.

  • The energy grid of planet Earth is directly tied to the Spiritual realm. Planet Earth will continue to speak to earth being about the planet being taken care of.

  • Natural disasters are a way the Spiritual realm and the Earthy realm communicate to earth beings that change is necessary.

They reiterated some of these points and expanded on them in a Group Channeling on Jan 9 (altzar.org, user ID/password required).

Well, that has clearly not happened yet. At least not in the first half of 2012. In fact, my analysis of the major seismic events during the first six months of this year shows that this has been the quietest first half in three years!  Check out these charts…

In the first half of 2012, we had 78 earthquakes of magnitude 6.0 or greater compared to 139 in 2011 and 108 in 2010. That’s a monthly average of 13, 23 and 17 respectively.

And even if we remove the 41 big temblors that followed the huge Japanese quake of 3-11-11, that leaves the first half of 2011 with an average monthly average of 17, equal to that in 2010, still higher than the first half of this year (13).

So what’s happening? Where are all those major disasters that the Light Beings were talking about? (Not that we are wishing for them… God forbid, just trying to understand what’s going on). Of course, they could still strike in the second half of this year. But this unusual DROP in Gaia-Pachamama’s seismic activities at a time when just the opposite was expected might be attributable to something else.

Back on Dec 26, when the Light Beings issued this forecast, there was no such thing as Stewards of the Earth. We came together as a community of healers only in late January. So could it be that all the group work we have been doing in the last six months might be having a beneficial effect in quieting down Gaia-Pachamama’s and the Spirit realm’s anxiety?

That’s the question I intend to ask of the Light Beings in tomorrow’s (July 26) group channeling session that Earl and Linda Backman will be conducting. Meanwhile, I want to remind everyone that the LBs have already commented about that in a private conversation on Apr 25.  Here’s an excerpt from that part of our dialogue:

[…]

WHAT ABOUT POSITIVE FEEDBACK WHEN WE DO WELL?

ALTZAR: I concur with what you said, and have written about the cause and effect relationship between the earth beings, and the way we treat Mother Nature and Planet Earth, Gaia, and the way she responds to us through some of the events that you mentioned – seismic, volcanic events, tsunamis, and so on.  Let’s call this for the moment “negative reinforcement.” It would be very helpful, in the course of doing the work as a Steward of the Earth, if we could point out to some “positive examples” of how, when people changed, when they became the good caretakers of the Mother around them, that there was gratification, and positive feedback (from her).

Unfortunately, that is difficult to explain to people, even for a relatively good writer, because if we (SOEs) do our job well, disasters will not happen. How can we point out to something that didn’t happen, but might have happened otherwise?

LBs: Yes. That is – how do you prove the negative? Ah… we understand what you are saying. And there is a certain amount of just belief and trust that is required. And while it is not the same, it might be important to point out that certainly in your country, and perhaps some others, that the Earth was so pillaged by corporate greed creating toxic waste sites, creating zones that were basically uninhabitable. And once the pollution stopped, once there was a priority given to cleaning up the area, new life was restored.

[LBs go on to give an example of a river in Oregon whose name I could not decipher]

This does not speak directly to what you were saying with regards to the seismic events, but it does speak to what can happen when the earth being mobilize to solve a problem, and to clean up a mess that they created. And essentially, to restore balance in nature. And that’s what you are talking about.

WHAT WE DO DOES HAVE AN EFFECT TO QUIET THINGS DOWN SEISMICALLY; “PLANETARY CHIROPRACTORS”

ALTZAR: Exactly. Now, you don’t really have to convince me. I do have faith. If I didn’t have faith, I would not be doing what I am doing as a Steward of the Earth.

LBs: We understand that.

ALTZAR: What I am trying to say is, can you assure me, for example, when we do our healings, such as what I did in Europe, or what I did at the South Point (of the Big Island), or what I am continuing to do with respect to “El Popo,” the Mexican volcano – that all that actually does make a difference in terms of the relationship between the local population and those seismic events – to quiet things down?

LBs: It definitely has an effect. It has an effect even in just the actions that you take. The energetic work that you and others do on Planet Earth has a positive impact to slow the process. But it has another impact that’s equally important. It illustrates to the Spiritual realm your commitment. Therefore, energy is mobilized from the Spiritual realm as well.
So it is like doing your healing work in and of itself makes a difference to calming things, to illustrating to nature, to Gaia, to Mother Earth, that you are committed to helping. It also illustrates to your partners in the Spiritual realm your commitment.  Therefore, their energy is mobilized as well.

ALTZAR: Right.

LBs: So it is like a two-for: Your action stimulates positive response and action from the Spiritual realm. It is, as you say, difficult to prove what didn’t happen. On the other hand, there is certainly enough illustration of tremendous damage where healing work was not done.

So all we can say from our perspective on the side of the veil that we operate from is that it makes a big difference.

ALTZAR: [tries to day something, then stops].

LBs: One of the things it does, the work you are doing, it gives the indigenous population also time to prepare for what might occur, even though your healing work makes it less likely, but also less severe if it happened. So the healing work you’re doing is affecting the indigenous populations of the area.

And then there is that transmittal of energy that you as a shaman know takes place when you are doing the work of connecting with the Gods and the Goddesses of the land, of the volcanoes, of the ocean, of fire, of essentially the Gods and Goddesses that work within Planet Earth.

You are creating a harmony through the work you are doing. And while it doesn’t necessarily mean that you will be able to prevent the seismic events, because some seismic events are important, they release pressure.

ALTZAR: Yes.

LBs: And if the channel the releasing of that pressure in such ways that it causes much less damage to the environment, to earth beings…

ALTZAR: Yes.

LBs: So a part of the healing work you are doing is helping Planet Earth release the build up of pressure so it is not as destructive.  This is another important aspect of your healing work.

ALTZAR: Yes. That’s exactly how I have felt.  I see myself as being sort of a Planetary Chiropractor, if you like.  

[…]

So there you have it. It will be interesting to hear tomorrow from the Light Beings if the scientific data about the lower earthquake activities in the first half of 2012 may be indeed proof of the beneficial effect our group as a community of Stewards of the Earth has been doing.  So stand by for that…

APPENDIX:

10 Earthquakes >7.0M in 1H 2012

Date       Time             Lat       Lon  Depth   Mag
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2012/01/10 18:36:59.08   2.4330   93.2100  19.00    7.20
2012/02/02 13:34:40.65 -17.8270  167.1330  23.00   7.10
2012/03/14 09:08:35.14  40.8870  144.9440  12.00   7.00
2012/03/20 18:02:47.44  16.4930  -98.2310  20.00   7.40
2012/03/25 22:37:06.00 -35.2000  -72.2170  40.70   7.10
2012/04/11 08:38:36.72   2.3270   93.0630  20.00    8.60 (Indonesia)
2012/04/11 10:43:10.85   0.8020   92.4630  25.10    8.20
2012/04/12 07:15:48.50  28.6960 -113.1040  13.00  7.00

10 Earthquakes >7.0M in 1H 2011

Date            Time             Lat       Lon      Depth   Mag
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2011/01/01 09:56:58.12 -26.8030  -63.1360 576.80  7.00
2011/01/02 20:20:17.78 -38.3550  -73.3260  24.00  7.10
2011/01/13 16:16:41.54 -20.6280  168.4710   9.00  7.00
2011/01/18 20:23:23.48  28.7770   63.9510  68.00  7.20
2011/03/09 02:45:20.33  38.4350  142.8420  32.00  7.50
2011/03/11 05:46:24.12  38.2970  142.3730  29.00  9.10  (Japan)
2011/03/11 06:15:40.28  36.2810  141.1110  42.60  7.90
2011/03/11 06:25:50.30  38.0580  144.5900  18.60  7.70
2011/04/07 14:32:43.29  38.2760  141.5880  42.00  7.10
2011/06/24 03:09:39.47  52.0500 -171.8360  52.00  7.30

Stewards Speak: Rick’s Comment, Altzar’s Reply

Maybe We Should Talk More about Our Work as SOEs

HAIKU, Maui, July 26 – Here’s a comment I got this morning from our fellow-SOE Rick from Tennessee about the latest Gaia Speaks Message (#24):

It’s quite bizarre. By doing the work we are doing it’s bringing heaven to Earth, and Earth to Heaven. It’s calming Earth events and know one knows about it except the ones that are doing the work. Talk about being modest or humble. It’s that and much more. We are great, mighty, powerful, spiritual beings with dignity, purpose, and direction (Dannion Brinkley), and we do not tell anyone because who would believe it? No one in my family knows, including my wife. So we continue to do what we came here to do…until we’re done.

Peace out. 

Rick

To which I replied:

Thanks for your feedback, Rick. I think I know how you feel. Three, four years ago… I felt the same way: “Who would believe it?”  Of course, there is always the satisfaction of knowing that we know. And that the Spirit realm knows. That’s enough, I thought.

Well, maybe not. We have learned during the course of the first six months of 2012 that group energetic action is exponentially more powerful than individual healings.  Which means that the more of us participate in these healings, the more beneficial the results will be.

More than once this year I was told by the Spirit realm that I need to spread the word out about all our communications.  No more secrets. No more bashfulness.  What we do As SOEs is “extremely important” for the survival of this planet and the humanity, the Spirit realm has said.  So by keeping it just to ourselves, we are minimizing our own impact.

So I invite you, Rick, and all of our fellow-SOEs to speak out, the spread the word far and wide about the healing effects our work may have already have in a relatively short time that we have been in existence.

We must do that, of course, without being boastful about it. Or preachy.  Because we are just the conduits so that the healing energy you are talking about, Rick, can course between the Celestial and the Earthly realms and be distributed via the Ceke and leylines to the right hotspots on Planet Earth.

But the healing cannot happen without the conduits. So we must not minimize that aspect of what we do, either. And more of us get engaged, the greater the good for all humanity. Which is why the Light Beings have told us that each and every one of us has the responsibility not only to do individual work, but also bring in new members into the Stewards of the Earth community: 

“It is important that this group, this collectivity, this community of passionate souls (who are) concerned with what is going on on Planet Earth, what is going on IN Planet Earth, continue to expand, continue to grow ­ with those who are already committed, bringing on more committed individuals.”

“It is not just your responsibility, Bob, to bring on new members or new participants. It is the collective responsibility of ALL those who participate who know of others who are committed to treating Planet Earth as this living organism, providing life to the human kingdom, to the animal kingdom, to the plant kingdom, to the mineral kingdom.”

The key here is for your participants to continue to engage others and present them with this opportunity to join with you all. So that it grows, but it grows incrementally, the way it is supposed to grow… by word of mouth. Such as what Earl did with his friend Dij. Others need to do the same thing.

Or as Kia, did, for example, after I had shared this message from the Light Beings with the group a couple of weeks ago.

Nor are the beneficial effects of our healing work limited just to earthquakes. Remember “El Popo?” (see Gaia Speaks Messages below). This powerful volcano just outside of Mexico City was expected to blow its lid off back in April. Which is when we all went to work to help connect it energetically to the key pyramids and vortexes around the world so as to relieve that pressure. During our U.S. mainland healing ceremonies in Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado, I had been throwing the Ceke lines from Great Kiva, Mesa Verde, Camelback and McDowell Mtns to “El Popo” and on to Temples of the Sun at Saqsaywaman near Cusco (Peru) and at Tijuanaco (Bolivia) with the express intention of alleviating the pressures that might cause this volcano to erupt.  And with your/our collective participation in those ceremonies, their effect was that much greater.

In fact, when that group of anthropologists from Tennessee at Great Kiva in New Mexico asked me to explain what I was doing, that’s exactly what I told them by way of an example.  In the end, they seemed deeply touched. As we said our goodbyes, they wished us good luck in our healing work “for all of our sakes,” as that lady in hot pink blouse put it (left).

The upshot has been that “El Popo” is no longer in the news, thank God. The universe is unfolding without a major catastrophe in that part of the world.  God knows, Mexico has enough man-made disasters. So if we can at least spare the local people some natural ones, so much the better.  Of course, they must also want to participate in the healings as well.  Which is why it is important to keep spreading the word.

Yes, Rick, maybe even to your wife. 🙂 I had to do the same in my household. 🙂

Thanks for sharing.

Love

Bob

Apr 16, 2012 … Popocatepetl and Iztaccíhuatl volcanoes lie on the “green ley line,” which we identified on 4-11-12, that connects the Honshu (Japan) and …
gaiasteward.org/Gaia%20Messages/15.htm
May 10, 2012 … HAIKU, Maui, May 10 – The Mexican volcano Popocatepetl, popularly known as ” El Popo,” about which we have already commented in “Gaia …
gaiasteward.org/Gaia%20Messages/18.htm

Light Beings confirm: Our COLLECTIVE work did have impact on minimizing earthquakes, volcanoes

It is late, and I am tired after a long day, but I just wanted to share with you all some exciting news.  The Light Beings whom Earl Backman channels confirmed in a group session this afternoon that the COLLECTIVE work that we, Stewards of the Earth, did during the first half of 2012 did make a difference in minimizing the number and the intensity of earthquakes and volcanoes (and, therefore, loss of life and damage around the world).  For a detailed analysis of it see Gaia Speaks Message #24: Quietest (Seismic) First Half in Three Years (7-25-12).

The emphasis here is on the COLLECTIVE. The more of us do it together, the greater the impact.

So give yourself a pat on the back if you participated in our group healing ceremonies during the last six months.  For, you are one of the unsung Blue Star Earth heroes who have helped save lives and property around the world. And then let’s get back to work. For, there is much more to be done in the second half and beyond.

But now that we have a definitive, scientific, left brain-type proof point that what we do does save lives and property, start SHOUTING to your friends and family that you are a Steward of the Earth and proud of it.  Maybe some of them will also want to join you in this noble  endeavor. In the end, it is guaranteed to make them feel good about themselves, too. Especially at a time like this when any doubts are replaced by certainty.

And now, here’s an excerpt from what the Light Beings said today. In fact, they opened their Monologue with these comments. I never had to even ask a question about it as I was planning to.

Stewards of the Earth Do Make a Difference

 

    • “First of all, we do wish to acknowledge that grassroots, informal, unaffiliated organizations can have a result, can have an impact, on what is happening on Planet Earth.  
  • We are talking about the impact that a group Stewards of the Earth, for example, whom we advise through Earl and Bob and now more than 100 others around the world, (who are) committed to achieving the balance between the Earth Beings and Planet Earth.
  • The collective energy of all these members focused on earthquakes has had an impact in minimizing earthquakes as well as volcanoes.
  • And while there are clearly earthquakes happening almost every day, they have not been of the destructive magnitude that has often been the case in the past.
  • There will still be a few more in this calendar year. But it (a decline in the number and intensity of earthquakes and volcanoes) is the Earth’s way of showing to humanity that collective energy honoring the planet, honoring the earth grids, paying homage to the Spirits on Planet Earth – make a difference.
  • It illustrates that some aspect of the humanity is concerned, and values Planet Earth, and knows that not all resources are replaceable, that all pollution can be cleaned up.”

Over time, I plan to share with you Highlights of the rest of the fascinating 1.5-hr discussion which ranged from environmental, to cultural, to political, to military, to economic issues.

Special Seismic Report for 7-29-12

Another Global Ley Line Reveals Itself This Evening

HAIKU, Maui, July 29 – You never know what the Spirit will have up its sleeve.  This afternoon, within the course of an hour, not only did a new ley line reveal itself, but I was also able to make a video about it and upload it to Youtube at the same time.  It was the first time that I used my iPhone to do it.

It was not the first time that I have done a video Gaia Message report (we experimented with it for the first time a little over four months ago – see Gaia Speaks Message #12, 3-23-12). But it was the first time I did it so quickly and without having to use the computer to do it.  Marvels of technology! (When it works… which is not always the case).  Not even for Apple products. (More on that later).

Anyway, Elizabeth and I worked hard today on various physically challenging projects today. So we woke up after a nap around 5:30 PM. Something made me go to the office and check the seismic activity for today (I do it at least twice a day). And I saw that another major earthquake hit in the Myanmar area in addition to the 6.6M near New Guinea which rattled that area this morning (our time in Hawaii – right map). And then I saw another one. And another one…

“What if they are on the same ley line?” I wondered immediately, having seen such phenomena before during our earthquake watch.

So I crudely drew an outline of such a possible new ley line on the left map.

Then I fired up my Google Earth. Sure enough, turns out all these points were more or less on the same ley line. Here’s that quick Gaia Speaks Video Message I was talking about which explains it:

Stewards of the Earth: Gaia Speaks Video Message 7-29-12

 

But there is more… Something also made me wonder if there is perhaps a global symmetry at work here, just like we have seen on some other occasions this year?  So I plotted the exact opposite spot in the northern hemisphere to the known southern hemisphere hotspot in southern Pacific.

And voila! It’s near the one we have already identified near Mount Everest in the Himalayas, where there was also seismic activity today (a 4.8M quake near the Nepal-India border). And today’s big one – the 6.6M near New Guiney – lies in between on the same ley line.

And if we follow this ley line westward from the Himalayas, we can also see seismic activity all along in Asia and all the way through to the other big ocean – the Atlantic, at a known hotspot between Africa and South America.

And as if that’s not enough to make us realize all this seismic activity is happening along the same ley line, there was also a 4.5M earthquake in northern Chile, near this country’s borders with Peru and Bolivia.

So as I said, you never know what the Spirit will have up its sleeve. When I woke up from that nap at 5:30 this evening, I had no idea what revelations lay ahead.  So thank you Master Hilarion, Lord Tabor and Goddess Pele for another lesson about our Mother Earth’s grid.

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 Other Gaia Messages 2012 – TOC

2012 QUIETEST SEISMIC YEAR IN A DECADE

 “Gaia Speaks:” Message #32

Date: 31 Dec 2012
Time: 00:30 AM HST

Final global seismic report for 2012

2012 Quietest Seismic Year in a Decade

Stewards of the Earth did make a difference: Thank you one and all!

HAIKU, Maui, Dec 31 – This will be my final Gaia Speaks Message. And it is a delightful one. Each and every one of you who contributed your heart’s healing energies during the year has good reasons to be proud.  Working collectively as a global community, we did make a difference in calming Gaia-Pachamama down. An analysis of major seismic activities (6.0M or greater) in the last 10 years shows that 2012 was the quietest year in a decade!

Check out this chart…

Only 139 major earthquakes occurred this year versus an average of 185 per year during the previous five years. That’s a 25% reduction.

This is in stark contrast to the dire predictions and warnings we received from the Spirit realm at the start of the year:  Here’s an excerpt from what the Light Beings whom Earl Backman channels said a year ago (see (see Group Channeling Highlights, 12-26-11, altzar.org, user ID/password required):

    • This coming year is going to be a major, major time of upheaval on your planet in terms of environmental, natural disasters. (There will be) tremendous loss of life, as the energy from the Earth realm meets the energy from the Spiritual realm And you’re in between.

 

  • The energy grid of planet Earth is directly tied to the Spiritual realm. Planet Earth will continue to speak to earth being about the planet being taken care of.

 

  • Natural disasters are a way the Spiritual realm and the Earthy realm communicate to earth beings that change is necessary.

Thank God and thanks to all of you – this dire forecast has not come to pass. In fact, half way through the year, when I asked the Light Beings to comment whether or not our work as Stewards of the Earth did make a difference during the first half of 2012, here’s what they said (see Gaia Speaks Message #24 – 7-25-12):

Stewards of the Earth Do Make a Difference

    • “First of all, we do wish to acknowledge that grassroots, informal, unaffiliated organizations can have a result, can have an impact, on what is happening on Planet Earth.  

 

  • We are talking about the impact that a group Stewards of the Earth, for example, whom we advise through Earl and Bob and now more than 100 others around the world, (who are) committed to achieving the balance between the Earth Beings and Planet Earth.
  • The collective energy of all these members focused on earthquakes has had an impact in minimizing earthquakes as well as volcanoes.
  • And while there are clearly earthquakes happening almost every day, they have not been of the destructive magnitude that has often been the case in the past.
  • There will still be a few more in this calendar year. But it (a decline in the number and intensity of earthquakes and volcanoes) is the Earth’s way of showing to humanity that collective energy honoring the planet, honoring the earth grids, paying homage to the Spirits on Planet Earth – make a difference.

 

  • It illustrates that some aspect of the humanity is concerned, and values Planet Earth, and knows that not all resources are replaceable, that all pollution can be cleaned up.”

So thank you one and all!  Considering the manifest importance of our work as a group of concerned earth beings, hope that there will be enough Stewards of the Earth willing to step up and take over the stewardship of the Stewards of the Earth after I step down today.  It has been my honor and pleasure to work with all of you.

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Farewell and Succession Message

HAIKU, Maui, Dec 31 – Hello everybody. Those of you who have followed my recent stories and videos from Peru know by now that the Spirit has counseled me to step down as the “leader” of the Stewards of the Earth. Not that I ever considered myself as such. I have always said I did not want to be a leader, just serve and empower the fellow-Stewards with knowledge and insight I am sometimes fortunate to receive from the Spirit realm.

In the process, we have experienced incredible growth. As of right now, the Stewards of the Earth number nearly 900 direct members. And our posts and stories also reach over 20,000 affiliated groups via FB. A year ago, we did not exist at all. We started to come together as a community of Gaia-Pachamama healers in late January 2012. Obviously, this kind of growth would not have been possible without the support by the Spirit realm. So I hope that whoever succeeds me should be able to count on the same from now on.

By the way, I am not going anywhere. I will just be doing less physically and BEING more energetically. We will stay in touch by email or via FB as our hearts desire. And I may continue to post stories and insights from time to time on various topics as I receive the guidance from the Spirit. But I will no longer be the “editor-in-chief,” or the “bottle-washer-in-chief” or by whatever other title you may have have thought of me this year.

For example, I feel I need to give you all the final 2012 year-end report on the effectiveness of our healing ceremonies in helping reduce earthquake and volcanic activities. As you will see from that final Gaia Speaks Message, we DID make a difference. A BIG difference. And I hope you will want to continue this important work.

So on this last day of 2012, I want to invite any of you Stewards of the Earth who want to take over and carry the torch of our community to step forward and let me know. If there is more than one person that hears the call to do that, so much the better. You can help each other get off the ground faster. I will assist you as needed to make this transition as smooth as possible. Obviously, one of the requirements will be that one or more of you will need to take over the management of our web site – gaiasteward.org.

So thank you one and all! Considering the manifest importance of our work as a group of concerned earth beings, hope that there will be enough Stewards of the Earth willing to step up and take over the stewardship of the Stewards of the Earth after I step down today. It has been my honor and pleasure to serve with all of you.

I wish you all a Happy and Healthy New Year!

Love and blessings

ALTZAR

Stewards’ Comments

Here are some of the comments I have received in reaction to the above message…

Hi Bob, I am honored to have been firstly and mostly your friend and fellow traveller on this incredible journey that we as Stewards of the Earth have be privileged to undertake and will continue to undertake. I’m so grateful to have you as our Steward. You have done a magnificent job in bringing us all together and to have been so caring and patient in taking and organizing all the thoughts, feeling and intuitions that we as Stewards have shared with in our community. Not to mention all that you have shared with us.

So a heartfelt well done to you! As I mentioned to you by phone around midnight UK time on the 23/12/2012, I felt very connected to your broadcast and the energies that were flowing from Peru and connecting to all of us whom were present in dreamtime, virtual and space time. I felt that we have now received the key codes and there for seeds, from which we all now share the responsibilities to go out into the world and plant. Now it is up to us all to water those seeds and let them grow stronger in our hearts. 

Blessings and love

Lincoln (London, England)

Bob, THANK YOU for being like you are!! Everything changes, the river flows, I’m really happy about what you received and about the success of the SOEs in helping our Mother Earth!! Enjoy your new life and I’m happy to know that I can be still in contact with you whenever I want!!  I am happy to have been part of this group in 2012!!

Soon I’ll write a personal email, because somehow also my life is changing!

Kisses,

Kia (Chiara Saracini from Rome, Italy… currently writing this from Chile, South America)

Hi dear Bob,
Thank you for the work you have done in 2012.
I don’t feel the call inside, but I am sure one of the 900 persons will follow in your steps.

Lots of love and a blessed new year.

Sylvia (Germany)

Thanks Bob.

I appreciate all your hard work. There is a group of cherubim embodied lightworker angels I have been working with for 2 1/2 years. The Cherubim angels were the first beings created after the Seraphim (who reflect love back our one infinite creator). The Cherubim were the masters of vibration and were the ones told to go out, explore and help to record creation and creative activities.  I along with other Cherubim send violet light through our third eye (pineal gland) to the grid that circumnavigates the planet and do tremendous amounts of healing past and current negative karmic energies.  This is my mission and I’m glad I awoke to this mission in Feb. 2011.

It has been a tremendous struggle and I have suffered greatly but now that I’m aware of my mission I will endure until it is complete.

So yes, I am an embodied Cherubim angel and lived pretty normally until Aug. of 2008. Now that I’ve thrown the box away and know the truth…that truth has indeed set me free.

So let’s keep in touch because there is much on the near horizon that will be happening.

In the light of everlasting love,

Rick C. Shultz (Tennessee)

 Other Gaia Messages 2012 – TOC

BEIJING: “RED ALERT” OVER AIR POLLUTION

BEIJING ISSUES FIRST EVER “RED ALERT” OVER AIR POLLUTION

The city government warned that Beijing would be shrouded in heavy smog from Tuesday until Thursday

Beijing 12-07-15
BEIJING, CHINA – DECEMBER 01: A man rides a bicycle on a day of heavy pollution on December 1, 2015 in Beijing, China. 

China’s leadership has vowed to crack down on environmental degradation, including the air pollution that blankets many major cities, following decades of unbridled economic growth.

The move comes as U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned a Paris summit of nearly 200 nations against a “climate catastrophe”, urging governments to reach a strong deal to limit global warming.

In an online statement, the Beijing city government ordered all outdoor construction work to stop on red alert days, besides urging schools to close.

ALTZAR: It’s about time. As anyone who has spent some time in Beijing knows, the Chinese capital is notorious for its bad air. It’s like London at the height of the industrial era, only worse (see below).

And not just Beijing. Take a look at the Shanghai pictures I took from my hotel room when I was there in Oct 2006. Disgusting! And that’s what China used to celebrate as “progress?”

By the way, there are 21 million people in Beijing and 25 million in Shanghai. Makes you wonder why they just don’t get up and leave, rather than wait to die in their honeycombed apartments while chasing the Almighty Yuan like their western counterparts chase the Dollar or the Euro. At least in the country, you can die in peace and in nature.

Read more…

Beijing issues first-ever ‘red alert’ over air pollution – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/beijing-red-alert-pollution_566562f2e4b079b2818f16dd

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Also, from my travelogues…

Beijing: City of Fog, Smog and Sand

BEIJING, Oct 14, 2006 – I was beginning to wonder if I would ever see the sun and blue sky here. After two days in the Chinese capital, for which the weather service officially reported “clear skies,” I was yet to see either.

The sun tried hard yesterday afternoon to break through the fog or smog or sand or clog or whatever the stuff is that’s clogging up the atmosphere here, but the best it could do is show its faint outline. As for the blue skies, one had to look for them at billboards advertising distant vacationlands.

http://yinyangbob.com/Photos/Japan_China_06/Beijing_1.html

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Yet only three days ago, we marked the 63rd anniversary of the “Great Smog” that killed over 4,000 people in London. So what goes around, comes around, when it comes to the industrialists poisoning the nations in pursuit of Greed and Profit.

Here’s a Steward of the Earth comment from Dec 4, 2015…

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY… DEC 4

1952

LONDON SMOG KILLS OVER 4,000 PEOPLE

Nowadays, it is Beijing that seems to be the smog capital of the world. But 63 years ago, that dubious distinction undoubtedly belonged to London.

On this day in 1952, heavy smog started to hover over London, England. It persisted for four days, leading to the deaths of at least 4,000 people.

It was a Thursday afternoon, like today, when a high-pressure air mass stalled over the Thames River Valley. When cold air arrived suddenly from the west, the air over London became trapped in place. In Phoenix, Arizona, we call that temperature inversion.

The problem was exacerbated by low temperatures, which caused residents to burn extra coal in their furnaces. The smoke, soot and sulfur dioxide from the area’s industries along with that from cars and consumer energy usage caused extraordinarily heavy smog to smother the city. By the morning of December 5, there was a visible pall cast over hundreds of square miles.

ALTZAR: Yes, we have come a long way since 63 years ago. In London. And some other former industrial cities. Unfortunately, global carbon emissions per capita have about doubled in the same time frame.

So what our western leaders have simply shipped their dirty factories and and other resource-based industries elsewhere, to the third world countries. So now instead of in England and America, there are killing people in China, Latin America and other Asian pollution importing countries. Which is despicable!

AS LONG AS WE ALLOW OURSELVES TO BE GUIDED ONLY BY GREED AND MONEY, HUMANITY WILL KEEP GOING FROM BAD TO WORSE.

Read more…

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/smog-kills-thousands-in-england