The addition of fluoride to drinking water has become a hot topic, with numerous activist groups lobbying governments across the world to stop adding the harmful chemical to drinking water. For decades, governments have been claiming that the fluoridation of water is a safe and effective method of protecting teeth from decay – but according to Global Research this is in fact a lie.
Fluoridation is not actually essential for good health or good for protecting teeth – but it is poisonous. Consuming excess amounts of fluoride may increase your risk for 23 different types of cancer, lower the IQ of your children and increase oxidative stress throughout your body. As reported by Natural News, research by the World Health Organization has found that Americans living in areas with “optimal” water fluoridation have an increased risk of cancer.
As reported by Fluoride Alert, the ingestion of fluoride also has direct effects on the brain that might impair intelligence by effecting learning and memory capacity, as proven by more than 40 different animal studies. Continue reading »
Panicked members of the elite are buying luxury bomb-proof underground survival bunkers because they fear mass civil unrest might be on the horizon.
The company behind the construction of the sprawling complexes, Vivos, says the facilities are for the “protection of high net worth individuals” in the event of apocalyptic-style scenarios during which “millions will perish or worse yet, struggle to survive as victims”.
“Where will you go when pandemonium strikes?” asks a promo for the luxury shelters.
The biggest facility, called Europa One, is located in Germany and is “one of the most fortified and massive underground survival shelters on Earth, deep below a limestone mountain” and is “safely secured from the general public, behind sealed and secured walls, gates and blast doors”. Continue reading »
Solar tax to delay solar a desperate money making move, says solarcity CEO
Auckland, 6 April 2016 – New Zealand’s leading solar energy services provider, solarcity, has condemned Trustpower’s support of a residential solar tax as a “desperate move to squeeze every last dollar out of a dying business model”.
Last week Hawke’s Bay electricity lines operator, Unison Networks, announced it was introducing a tax of up to 26% on solar power and batteries. (1) Yesterday Trustpower community services manager Graeme Purches came out in support of the tax saying it was “completely understandable”. Continue reading »
There is a 63 percent chance another quake between magnitude 5 and 5.9 will strike Christchurch in the next year, after Sunday’s 5.7 quake increased the likelihood from 49 percent.
The quake – the largest in the city in four years – hit 15km east of the city at a depth of 15km at 1.13pm.
It hit with such force cliff faces crumbled, items fell off shelves and walls and liquefaction started bubbling. It shook the ground, and it shook people’s emotions – just eight days out from the five year anniversary of the February 22, 2011 quake which killed 185 people. Continue reading »
The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) would be horrible for Americans and the people of the world.
But most politicians are thoroughly corrupt. Neither the Democratic or Republican parties represent the interests of the American people. Both parties ignore the desires of their own bases.
NOT the Onion … check!
NOT April 1st … check!
The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster has been allowed to officiate weddings for its kiwi followers.
The application filed in November to the registrar-general of births, deaths and marriages has been approved and is now listed in the New Zealand government’s gazette.
The application was found complying with New Zealand’s law, and thus there was no reason to decline it, registrar-general Jeff Montgomery told the website stuff.co.nz. Continue reading »
– Heaviest snow in New Zealand in 35 years (Ice Age Now, July 11, 2015):
9 July 2015 – As the country battles blistering cold, snow has become a serious hazard throughout the North and South Islands, and brought the heaviest falls seen in central Hawke’s Bay for 35 years.
Several central North Island highways remained closed on Thursday night due to snow and ice, according to the New Zealand Transport Agency. Continue reading »
– Heavy snow causes chaos in Gisborne, New Zealand (Ice Age Now, July 10, 2015):
Stranded motorists have spent the night in other people’s houses after roads around Gisborne closed as snow carpeted the region in a thick white blanket.
10 July 2015 – A severe weather warning is in place for Mohaka, while roads around Gisborne have been closed. Continue reading »
– NZ – South Island wakes to record freeze (Ice Age, June 23, 2015):
“In a rare event, almost the entire South Island has woken up to temperatures below zero degrees today,”
says Radio New Zealand.
“MetService meteorologist Stephen Glassy said the coldest place in the South Island overnight was Pukaki aerodrome near Twizel which reached a bone chilling – 19.8°C
One person died when their car hit black ice today near Christchurch.
Meanwhile, some people in the Canterbury region have been without power since heavy snow brought down lines last week.
– New Zealand looking at record low temperatures (Ice Age, June 23, 2015):
“One of our coldest days in history,” shouts headline. “New Zealand shivers as mercury plummets.”
Temperatures at Lake Pukaki dropped to -22 C (-7.6 F) overnight as the big freeze continues to envelop New Zealand.
Breakfast weather presenter Sam Wallace says the low temperatures are starting to get close to the New Zealand record, which was -25.6 degree Celsius in 1903 in Ranfurly.
“It’s down there New Zealand, one of our coldest days in history,” said Wallace. ‘It’s temperatures like I’ve never seen before.’ Continue reading »
– Key worried about phone hacking (New Zealand Herald, June 11, 2015):
Prime Minister John Key gets rid of his mobile phone every few months for security reasons.
Mr Key has also revealed that he would never take his phone into sensitive meetings – whether it was turned on or not – for fear that it could be turned into a listening device by those seeking to eavesdrop.
The Prime Minister said his phones have special security on them, however he does not think they are impenetrable to espionage.
“I kind of work on the principle that I will be [listened to] at some point. So I have, without being stupid about it, more security on my phone than most people have, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t break into it,” Mr Key said on More FM today.
“If I was having a conversation with my national security advisers … I would never have a mobile phone in the room I’m in…because you can use it as a listening device, whether it is on or not.” Continue reading »
– Record Snowfall in Many Parts of New Zealand (Ice Age Now, May 29, 2015):
A massive storm far off the coast of New Zealand has left behind bitter cold weather in the country.
On Tuesday morning, Blenheim in Marlborough dropped to -5.1 degrees and central Wellington to -1.7 degrees, according to MetService meteorologist Nick Zachar. The cold air dumped snow in several places including the hills around Wellington and reached as far North as Hawke’s Bay. Continue reading »
– New Zealand Prime Minister Retracts Vow To Resign if Mass Surveillance Is Shown (The Intercept, March 9, 2015):
In August, 2013, as evidence emerged of the active participation by New Zealand in the “Five Eyes” mass surveillance program exposed by Edward Snowden, the country’s conservative Prime Minister, John Key, vehemently denied that his government engages in such spying. He went beyond mere denials, expressly vowing to resign if it were ever proven that his government engages in mass surveillance of New Zealanders. He issued that denial, and the accompanying resignation vow, in order to re-assure the country over fears provoked by a new bill he advocated to increase the surveillance powers of that country’s spying agency, Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) – a bill that passed by one vote thanks to the Prime Minister’s guarantees that the new law would not permit mass surveillance.
As a side note:
Obama is NOT ‘blurting out’ any ‘meaningless phrases’ in his speeches. They all serve a purpose:
Not meaningless, just evil.
– As the Middle Class Evaporates, Global Oligarchs Plan Their Escape from the Impoverished Pleb Masses (Liberty Blitzkrieg, Jan 26, 2015):
The middle class has shrunk consistently over the past half-century. Until 2000, the reason was primarily because more Americans moved up the income ladder. But since then, the reason has shifted: There is a greater share of households on the lower rungs of the economic ladder.
– From yesterday’s New York Times article: Middle Class Shrinks Further as More Fall Out Instead of Climbing Up
At a packed session in Davos, former hedge fund director Robert Johnson revealed that worried hedge fund managers were already planning their escapes. “I know hedge fund managers all over the world who are buying airstrips and farms in places like New Zealand because they think they need a getaway,” he said.
– From the Guardian’s article: As Inequality Soars, the Nervous Super Rich are Already Planning Their Escapes
So the other day, President Barack Obama once again demonstrated his contempt for the American public by using his State of the Union address to pejoratively blurt out meaningless phrases such as “but tonight, we turn the page” and: “The verdict is clear. Middle-class economics works. Expanding opportunity works. And these policies will continue to work, as long as politics don’t get in the way.”
Sorry, but why are “we turning the page” tonight? Weren’t you elected over six years ago? Why didn’t you turn the page in 2009? Continue reading »
This is a worldwide phenomenon.
Give those children more ‘screens’, more vaccinations, more fluoride, less of your attention and just continue with the lousy diet your feeding them.
Chemtrails, Fukushima and especially Big Pharma will do the rest.
As a side note:
Parents are usually complaining that their children are always, ‘ill’.
What is really making them ‘ill’?
The toxins, the poisons they can’t rid themselves of.
How are they healed, by adding more toxins, i.e. Big Pharma’s wonder drugs, to make sure the toxins can’t get out.
But wait a minute, this doesn’t make any sense at all!
Of course it does parents, you get a moment of peace when the darling stops complaining and coughing.
Don’t you do the same when you feel ill?
Didn’t your mother do it to you also?
Besides you have enough with your headaches, backaches, depression and insomnia.
God, where is all the ‘healing’ we hear so much about?
You bought the ticket, parents, so sit down and watch the show, …
… or begin to educate yourself and change.
– NZ pupils struggling to speak (NZ Herald, Sep 6, 2014):
Use of gadgets and parents too busy to talk suspected of hindering children’s language development
Fewer children starting school can speak in sentences, prompting an investigation by education chiefs.
Primary schools around the country have noted a decline in the spoken-language abilities of new entrants and the Ministry of Education will look into the reports. Continue reading »
– “Megablizzard” forecast for eastern Australia (Ice Age Now, June 23, 2014):
“Best snowfalls in a decade.” Maybe the “storm of the century.”
– Aleutian volcanoes waking up (Ice Age Now, June 23, 2014):
Five volcanoes now simultaneously active, the most activity in 26 years.
– Record snowfall in Norway (Ice Age Now, June 23, 2014):
First time since records began that snow has been recorded in June.
– Surprise Snowstorm Clobbers Rockies (Ice Age Now, June 23, 2014):
June 20, 2014 – “A bizarre June snowstorm hit Glacier National Park in Montana and parts of Utah and Idaho this week,
– Confirmed – Earth’s protective magnetic shield is weakening (Ice Age Now, June 22, 2014):
The most dramatic declines are occurring over the Western Hemisphere, says European Space Agency. Continue reading »
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– Our Man In New Zealand: We Haven’t Yet Had To Push The Big Central-Bank Button Labeled “Panic & Self-Destruct” (Testosterone Pit, May 10, 2014):
Wolf here: Lee Hughes in New Zealand sent me an awesome and funny commentary in response to my article, Scorched-Earth Monetary Policy in the US, And What Happened in New Zealand. So I want to share it. Enjoy.
By Lee Hughes, New Zealand:
You’re absolutely right that NZ hasn’t engaged in QE and hasn’t suppressed interest rates to the degree that the US has done and also that the labour force participation rates are high and unemployment is low. No shit – the labour force figures produced aren’t tweaked either. Unemployment really has dropped steadily for five years now, and pay has risen a little too. But there are a few other factors in play that help explain NZ’s present comfort at a time when other developed economies are tanking.
Continue reading »
– Reports: “Experts agree many species of wildlife and fisheries are endangered globally due to large release of radioactivity into ocean” at Fukushima — “Has Fukushima radiation entered New Zealand ecosystem?” (ENENews, March 27, 2013):
New Zealand Herald, Mar. 27, 2014: Has Fukushima radiation entered NZ’s ecosystem? — Scientists are to check whether New Zealand muttonbirds that spend the winter off the coast of Japan have been exposed to radiation from the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant. In a new pilot study, University of Auckland scientists will investigate whether radioactive cesium has entered the New Zealand ecosystem or food chain via the birds. […] researchers will test the birds’ feathers for gamma rays that indicate the presence of the radioactive isotope cesium-134.
– Kiwi starts direct trading with renminbi from today (The National Business Review, March 19, 2014):
Direct trading in the Chinese and New Zealand currencies starts today after a joint announcement in Beijing by Premier Li Keqiang and Prime Minister John Key as he began an official visit.
The long-awaited move means the kiwi joins the Australian and US dollars and the Japanese yen as the four market-making currencies that can be converted directly into renminbi (RMB) or yuan.
The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) says a reference rate for the currencies will be announced daily at 9:15am in Shanghai, with yuan moves limited to 3% on either side of the fixing.
– Deep divisions over TPP as US pressures to close controversial deal – WikiLeaks (RT, Dec 9, 2013):
The US is ramping up pressure to secure a Trans-Pacific Trade Deal with conditions that could undermine the national interests of nations involved. WikiLeaks documents say talks are “paralyzed,” with the US refusing to compromise on disputed issues.
Anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks has released two documents revealing the state of negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The deal in question includes 12 countries – the United States, Japan, Mexico, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Chile, Singapore, Peru, Vietnam, New Zealand and Brunei – which represent more than 40 percent of the world’s gross domestic product.
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– Cyprus-Style Wealth Confiscation Is Now Starting To Happen All Over The Globe (Economic Collapse, Sep 24, 2013):
Now that “bail-ins” have become accepted practice all over the planet, no bank account and no pension fund will ever be 100% safe again. In fact, Cyprus-style wealth confiscation is already starting to happen all around the world. As you will read about below, private pension funds were just raided by the government in Poland, and a “bail-in” is being organized for one of the largest banks in Italy. Unfortunately, this is just the beginning. The precedent that was set in Cyprus is being used as a template for establishing bail-in procedures in New Zealand, Canada and all over Europe. It is only a matter of time before we see this exact same type of thing happen in the United States as well. From now on, anyone that keeps a large amount of money in any single bank account or retirement fund is being incredibly foolish.
Let’s take a look at a few of the examples of how Cyprus-style wealth confiscation is now moving forward all over the globe: Continue reading »
– New Zealand Prime Minister Flees Press Conference When Confronted on Illegal Spying (Liberty Blitzkrieg, Aug 20, 2013):
Not to be outdone by leaders in the U.S. and UK acting like spoiled children upon the realization that the citizenry has had enough of their mass surveillance and their bullshit generally, New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key has decided to thrown a little temper tantrum of his own. During a press conference on a new bill that would allow the country’s Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) agency to conduct warrantless NSA-style spying on citizens, John Key decided to turn tail and run away rather than answer a journalist’s question.
You can just skip to minute 12 in the video below to get to the money shot. Look at the rage and disgust transparent in Mr. Key’s eyes and face as he lashes out at this journalist before running away. These are our “leaders.” It very much reminds me of the encounter with a U.S. Senator that Aaron Swartz detailed before his death (watch the video at the end of the linked post).
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– New Zealand, China in Talks on Convertibility of Currencies (Wall Street Journal, May 26, 2013):
WELLINGTON, New Zealand—Seeking to help its exporters, New Zealand is negotiating with China to make their currencies directly convertible, a spokeswoman for Prime Minister John Key said.
Wellington’s push is aimed at driving down costs for companies that do business with China, which is close to overtaking Australia as New Zealand’s No. 1 trading partner.
– National planning Cyprus-style solution for New Zealand (Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand, March 19, 2013):
The National Government is pushing a Cyprus-style solution to bank failure in New Zealand which will see small depositors lose some of their savings to fund big bank bailouts, the Green Party said today.
Open Bank Resolution (OBR) is Finance Minister Bill English’s favoured option dealing with a major bank failure. If a bank fails under OBR, all depositors will have their savings reduced overnight to fund the bank’s bail out.
“Bill English is proposing a Cyprus-style solution for managing bank failure here in New Zealand – a solution that will see small depositors lose some of their savings to fund big bank bailouts,” said Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman.“If a bank fails under National’s plan, all depositors will have their savings reduced overnight to fund the bank’s bail out.”
“The Reserve Bank is in the final stages of implementing a system of managing bank failure called Open Bank Resolution. The scheme will put all bank depositors on the hook for bailing out their bank.
“Depositors will overnight have their savings shaved by the amount needed to keep the bank afloat.
– New Zealand Government Now Planning a Cyprus-Style Confiscation to Fund Bank Bail Out (IntelliHub, march 20, 2013):
Many people around the world were relieved to learn yesterday that a proposed measure to fund a bailout in Cyprus was not approved by the local government.
The proposed plan would tax every single person in the country with a bank account, forcing them to fund a bank bailout that shouldnt even be happening in the first place.
However, fears that other governments may take similar measures have now been proven to be well founded, as the New Zealand government is considering a similar approach.
“The National Government are pushing a Cyprus-style solution to bank failure in New Zealand which will see small depositors lose some of their savings to fund big bank bailouts, the Green Party said today. Open Bank Resolution (OBR) is Finance Minister Bill English’s favoured option dealing with a major bank failure. If a bank fails under OBR, all depositors will have their savings reduced overnight to fund the bank’s bail out.”
– White Island could erupt at any moment (New Zealand Herald, Jan 25, 2013):
Unsettled activity at White Island, which has prompted authorities to raise alert levels, indicates the volcano could erupt at any moment.
But exactly if, when, or how that may occur remains unclear as scientists gather more data from the off-shore Bay of Plenty volcano, which has been in an eruptive cycle since last August.
Over previous months, a jagged lava dome plugging magma below has emerged in the volcano, which is New Zealand’s most active.
“In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. … This is the shabby secret of the welfare statists’ tirades against gold. Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth. Gold stands in the way of this insidious process. It stands as a protector of property rights. If one grasps this, one has no difficulty in understanding the statists’ antagonism toward the gold standard.”
– Alan Greenspan
“By a continuing process of inflation , governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose.”
– John Maynard Keynes
Quantitative easing = printing money = creating money out of thin air = increasing the money supply = inflation = hidden tax on monetary assets = theft!
– First Hong Kong, Now Aussie Central Bank Gets Ugly Case Of Truthiness (ZeroHedge, Dec 12, 2012):
It seems the AsiaPac central bankers did not get the ‘shut up and print’ memo as today during another speech, an Australian central banker followed Hong Kong’s lead and pronounced quantitative easing as potentially harmful and the volatility-dampening effects of excess monetary policy as “ultimately inimical to financial stability and hence macroeconomic stability.” In the speech below Glenn Stevens (RBA Governor) provides some much-needed doses of sanity to the grossly addicted world desirous of moar money printing.
“Central banks can provide liquidity to shore up financial stability and they can buy time for borrowers to adjust, but they cannot, in the end, put government finances on a sustainable course… They can’t shield people from the implications of having mis-assessed their own lifetime budget constraints and therefore having consumed too much.“
Why are these AsiaPac bankers breaking ranks with the status quo? Perhaps they see a looming threat and prefer to front-run their governments’ demands to “get to work”.
Challenges Of Central Banking – Glenn Stevens (RBA Governor)
Monday marked the 70th anniversary of the commencement of operations of the Bank of Thailand, on 10 December 1942. Conceived under war-time occupation, the Bank has grown to be a key institution in Thailand. It is a pleasure and an honour to come to Bangkok to take part in one of a series of events to mark the anniversary, and I want to thank Governor Prasarn for the invitation. Continue reading »
Ash covering the ground on Tuesday after Mount Tongariro erupted overnight in Turangi, New Zealand.
– Tongariro volcanic alert maintained (New Zealand Herald, Aug 7, 2012):
– Mt Tongariro erupted at 11.50pm last night, hurling rocks up to 1km.
– Ash cloud drifting to the east of Tongariro, landing as far as Napier city
– SH1 and SH46 have reopened. Flights to and from Napier cancelled, while other North Island services have been delayed.
– GNS: It was a hydrothermal-driven eruption, rather the magmatic
– It was the first eruption in more than a century
– Turoa and Whakapapa skifields remain open Continue reading »
– As China Buys, Sellers Push Gold Down To 4 Month Lows (ZeroHedge, May 8, 2012):
Gold just lost the $1600 handle for the first time since January 5th and is suffering its biggest one-day loss in over two months as Europe’s meltdown is driving broad liquidations. Are hungry Chinese central bankers more than happy to soak up the precious metal at a discount from levered longs liquidating into the European fiasco?
– “Uncivilized” China Quietly Building Gold Reserves As Gold Imports From HK Soar By 587% In First Quarter (ZeroHedge, May 8, 2012):
A month ago we ended up with the hilarious situation where the US was actively considering releasing petroleum from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve even as China was demonstratively and concurrently adding to its strategic inventory. Now, as the developed world is seeing day after day of gold hammering on amusing flights of fancy that central banks won’t be forced to engage in more and ever bigger rounds of monetary dilution, and where the seller apparently has no regard for getting a “good” price, but merely seeks to crash the bid stack slams various PM prices, we see the same inversion with gold. Because as Bloomberg reports, “Mainland China’s gold imports from Hong Kong surged more than sixfold in the first quarter, to 156 metric tons, adding to signs that the country may displace India as the world’s largest consumer of the precious metal on an annual basis.” And the punchline: “The purchases through Hong Kong may signal that the mainland is accumulating reserves, London-based brokerage Sharps Pixley Ltd. said in February. The nation last made its reserves known more than two years ago, stating them at 1,054 tons.” Yep ladies and gents: the PBOC is very grateful that it can add hundreds of tons of gold to its reserve holdings in a stealthy operation which it will announce only after its conclusion, at which point, like true 13F chasing lemmings, retail will send gold soaring. But in the meantime, dear hedge funds worried about your margin calls and 1 month performance reports, please proceed calmly along with the lemming herd, and keep pushing gold lower and cheaper for our new Chinese overlords, and for everyone else who, without P&L timing constraints, takes delight in such brief arbitrage opportunities.
Imports from Hong Kong were 135,529 kilograms (135.53 metric tons) between January and March, from 19,729 kilograms in the year-earlier period, according to data from the Census and Statistics Department of the Hong Kong government. Shipments in March rose 59 percent from February, yesterday’s data showed.