• On Climate Strike Eve, 450+ Activists and Groups Urge United Nations to Back Global Fracking Ban
    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/09/19/climate-strike-eve-450-activists-and-groups-urge-united-nations-back-global-fracking
    Jessica Corbett, staff writer

    On the eve of a global climate strike and just days before a major United Nations climate summit, more than 450 environmental activists and organizations sent an open letter Thursday to U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres urging him to support a global ban on fracking for fossil fuels, highlighting growing concerns about public health and the climate emergency.

    "As you are aware, man made climate change is the biggest and most comprehensive existential threat humanity has ever faced—apart from a nuclear war," the letter reads. "However, at a time when global forces must be combined to combat the foreseeable and enfolding mass extinction of our planet, the oil and gas industry—backed by many irresponsible governments—bets on a fossil fuels extraction technique that will destroy the joint forces of humanity: hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking."

    Organized by the U.S. advocacy group Food & Water Action, its European arm Food & Water Europe, and Pennsylvania-based air quality group the Breathe Project, the letter lays out the oil and gas industry's contributions to methane emissions, how hydraulic fracturing supports the plastics industry, and the environmental, health, and human rights implications of fracking.

    Food & Water Action @fwaction
    We wrote a letter to the @UN to ask them to finally call to #banfracking everywhere.

    Over 400 people and orgs have signed it, including @MarkRuffalo and Emma Thompson!

    RT pls — it's time to stop endangering our future so oil execs can turn a profit! https://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/news/mark-ruffalo-emma-thompson-among-400-call-un-demand-ban-fracking?ms=some_tw_09182019_letter-UN-landing&oms=some_tw_09182019_letter-UN-landing

    Mark Ruffalo, Emma Thompson Among 400+ To Call On UN To Demand A Ban
    On the eve of the youth-led climate strikes that will pack the streets and cities all across the globe, actors Mark Ruffalo and Emma Thompson and inspiring authors like Naomi Klein and Bill McKibben
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    8:57 AM - Sep 19, 2019

    Letter signatory Robert Howarth, a Cornell University professor of ecology and environmental biology whose research on methane leaks has exposed climate impacts of fracking, explained Thursday that "over the past decade, methane levels have been rising rapidly in the atmosphere, contributing significantly to the unprecedented global climate disruption seen in recent years."

    "Over 60 percent of the increased global methane emissions are from the oil and gas industry, and shale gas development in North America is responsible for one-third of the increased emissions from all sources," Howarth said in a statement. "Fracking for shale gas is a climate disaster."

    As actress and U.N. Human Rights Champion Amber Heard put it: "Every well and every pipeline adds more methane and carbon dioxide to the atmosphere and pushes us closer to the edge of the climate cliff. The science demands, and our children demand, a global ban on fracking."

    Biologist Sandra Steingraber, a longtime critic of fracking, pointed out that "a decade ago, when there were only nine scientific studies on the impacts of fracking, some political leaders suggested that fracking might serve as a bridge to a stable climate. Now there are 1,800 studies, and the science is clear."

    "Fracking is making the climate crisis worse," said Steingraber. "Fracking is destroying drinking water and undermining human rights around the world. Fracking is harming health through toxic air pollution and supporting a polluting plastics industry that is killing our oceans. Our planet is on fire, but fracking is not an evacuation bridge nor a fire extinguisher. Fracking is an arsonist that needs to be stopped everywhere and right now."

    Dr. Sandra Steingraber @ssteingraber1
    Proud to be a signatory on this letter to UN Secretary General. #Fracking is incompatible with climate solutions and is a public health menace. #AsktheSG: There's #NoRoomForGas in the Carbon budge. To stop the #ClimateCrisis we must #BanFrackingNow https://twitter.com/ssteingraber1/status/1174693879779643392
    Dr. Sandra Steingraber @ssteingraber1
    On the Eve of Global Climate Strikes and Summit, Celebrities, Advocates and Grassroots Groups Call on UN to Endorse Worldwide Fracking Ban https://www.foodandwatereurope.org/pressreleases/on-the-eve-of-global-climate-strikes-and-summit-celebrities-advocates-and-grassroots-groups-call-on-un-to-endorse-worldwide-fracking-ban/
    9:40 AM - Sep 19, 2019

    Concerned Health Professionals of New York—which Steingraber co-founded—and Physicians for Social Responsibility in June published a comprehensive analysis of nearly 1,500 scientific, government, and media reports detailing the various health and climate consequences of fracking. The analysis noted with alarm that U.S. oil and gas production, backed by President Donald Trump's administration, "has spurred a massive build-out of fracking infrastructure."

    Without increased public opposition and government regulation, that build-out is only expected to continue throughout the United States. A first-of-its-kind report released in June by Food & Water Watch showcased more than 700 recently built or proposed facilities across three industries that benefit from and help fuel the U.S. fracking boom: the petrochemical and plastics industries, gas exporters building liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals, and natural gas-fired power plants.

    Wenonah Hauter—founder and executive director of Food & Water Watch, Food & Water Action, and Food & Water Europe—noted in a statement Thursday that U.S. opponents of fracking have had some success in reining in related industries.

    "In more than a decade of fighting fracking in the U.S., we've banned it in multiple states and made great progress elevating the issue globally. But there is much more work to do," she said.

    "The fracking surge in the U.S. has been a boon for the polluting petrochemical industry, which turns fracked gas into plastics. Our planet and our oceans are drowning in plastic and fracking companies are profiting," Hauter added. "This needs to stop once and for all. We need a global ban on fracking."

    The letter to Gutteres makes the case that "directly affected regions and communities all over the world rely on a strong and bold public position of the United Nations on this significant and existential issue." Signatories call on the U.N. chief "to accept this climate champion role" and vocally support a worldwide fracking ban.

    Groups backing the letter include the Break Free From Plastic Movement, Friends of the Earth, Oil Change International, Greenpeace Australia Pacific, Alianza Mexicana contra el Fracking, Support Centre for Land Change South Africa, and SumOfUs. Individuals include activists Karenna Gore, Naomi Klein, and Bill McKibben; human rights attorney Jennifer Robinson; children's singer Raffi; fashion icons Vivienne Westwood and Joe Corré; and actors Emma Thompson and Mark Ruffalo.

    "The climate emergency is a casting call for heroes, and we need everyone to show up," said Ruffalo. "Step one is to stand up and say, loudly and clearly, that there is no place for fracking on a climate-destabilized planet."
    On Climate Strike Eve, 450+ Activists and Groups Urge United Nations to Back Global Fracking Ban https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/09/19/climate-strike-eve-450-activists-and-groups-urge-united-nations-back-global-fracking Jessica Corbett, staff writer On the eve of a global climate strike and just days before a major United Nations climate summit, more than 450 environmental activists and organizations sent an open letter Thursday to U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres urging him to support a global ban on fracking for fossil fuels, highlighting growing concerns about public health and the climate emergency. "As you are aware, man made climate change is the biggest and most comprehensive existential threat humanity has ever faced—apart from a nuclear war," the letter reads. "However, at a time when global forces must be combined to combat the foreseeable and enfolding mass extinction of our planet, the oil and gas industry—backed by many irresponsible governments—bets on a fossil fuels extraction technique that will destroy the joint forces of humanity: hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking." Organized by the U.S. advocacy group Food & Water Action, its European arm Food & Water Europe, and Pennsylvania-based air quality group the Breathe Project, the letter lays out the oil and gas industry's contributions to methane emissions, how hydraulic fracturing supports the plastics industry, and the environmental, health, and human rights implications of fracking. Food & Water Action @fwaction We wrote a letter to the @UN to ask them to finally call to #banfracking everywhere. Over 400 people and orgs have signed it, including @MarkRuffalo and Emma Thompson! RT pls — it's time to stop endangering our future so oil execs can turn a profit! https://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/news/mark-ruffalo-emma-thompson-among-400-call-un-demand-ban-fracking?ms=some_tw_09182019_letter-UN-landing&oms=some_tw_09182019_letter-UN-landing … Mark Ruffalo, Emma Thompson Among 400+ To Call On UN To Demand A Ban On the eve of the youth-led climate strikes that will pack the streets and cities all across the globe, actors Mark Ruffalo and Emma Thompson and inspiring authors like Naomi Klein and Bill McKibben foodandwaterwatch.org 8:57 AM - Sep 19, 2019 Letter signatory Robert Howarth, a Cornell University professor of ecology and environmental biology whose research on methane leaks has exposed climate impacts of fracking, explained Thursday that "over the past decade, methane levels have been rising rapidly in the atmosphere, contributing significantly to the unprecedented global climate disruption seen in recent years." "Over 60 percent of the increased global methane emissions are from the oil and gas industry, and shale gas development in North America is responsible for one-third of the increased emissions from all sources," Howarth said in a statement. "Fracking for shale gas is a climate disaster." As actress and U.N. Human Rights Champion Amber Heard put it: "Every well and every pipeline adds more methane and carbon dioxide to the atmosphere and pushes us closer to the edge of the climate cliff. The science demands, and our children demand, a global ban on fracking." Biologist Sandra Steingraber, a longtime critic of fracking, pointed out that "a decade ago, when there were only nine scientific studies on the impacts of fracking, some political leaders suggested that fracking might serve as a bridge to a stable climate. Now there are 1,800 studies, and the science is clear." "Fracking is making the climate crisis worse," said Steingraber. "Fracking is destroying drinking water and undermining human rights around the world. Fracking is harming health through toxic air pollution and supporting a polluting plastics industry that is killing our oceans. Our planet is on fire, but fracking is not an evacuation bridge nor a fire extinguisher. Fracking is an arsonist that needs to be stopped everywhere and right now." Dr. Sandra Steingraber @ssteingraber1 Proud to be a signatory on this letter to UN Secretary General. #Fracking is incompatible with climate solutions and is a public health menace. #AsktheSG: There's #NoRoomForGas in the Carbon budge. To stop the #ClimateCrisis we must #BanFrackingNow https://twitter.com/ssteingraber1/status/1174693879779643392 … Dr. Sandra Steingraber @ssteingraber1 On the Eve of Global Climate Strikes and Summit, Celebrities, Advocates and Grassroots Groups Call on UN to Endorse Worldwide Fracking Ban https://www.foodandwatereurope.org/pressreleases/on-the-eve-of-global-climate-strikes-and-summit-celebrities-advocates-and-grassroots-groups-call-on-un-to-endorse-worldwide-fracking-ban/ … 9:40 AM - Sep 19, 2019 Concerned Health Professionals of New York—which Steingraber co-founded—and Physicians for Social Responsibility in June published a comprehensive analysis of nearly 1,500 scientific, government, and media reports detailing the various health and climate consequences of fracking. The analysis noted with alarm that U.S. oil and gas production, backed by President Donald Trump's administration, "has spurred a massive build-out of fracking infrastructure." Without increased public opposition and government regulation, that build-out is only expected to continue throughout the United States. A first-of-its-kind report released in June by Food & Water Watch showcased more than 700 recently built or proposed facilities across three industries that benefit from and help fuel the U.S. fracking boom: the petrochemical and plastics industries, gas exporters building liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals, and natural gas-fired power plants. Wenonah Hauter—founder and executive director of Food & Water Watch, Food & Water Action, and Food & Water Europe—noted in a statement Thursday that U.S. opponents of fracking have had some success in reining in related industries. "In more than a decade of fighting fracking in the U.S., we've banned it in multiple states and made great progress elevating the issue globally. But there is much more work to do," she said. "The fracking surge in the U.S. has been a boon for the polluting petrochemical industry, which turns fracked gas into plastics. Our planet and our oceans are drowning in plastic and fracking companies are profiting," Hauter added. "This needs to stop once and for all. We need a global ban on fracking." The letter to Gutteres makes the case that "directly affected regions and communities all over the world rely on a strong and bold public position of the United Nations on this significant and existential issue." Signatories call on the U.N. chief "to accept this climate champion role" and vocally support a worldwide fracking ban. Groups backing the letter include the Break Free From Plastic Movement, Friends of the Earth, Oil Change International, Greenpeace Australia Pacific, Alianza Mexicana contra el Fracking, Support Centre for Land Change South Africa, and SumOfUs. Individuals include activists Karenna Gore, Naomi Klein, and Bill McKibben; human rights attorney Jennifer Robinson; children's singer Raffi; fashion icons Vivienne Westwood and Joe Corré; and actors Emma Thompson and Mark Ruffalo. "The climate emergency is a casting call for heroes, and we need everyone to show up," said Ruffalo. "Step one is to stand up and say, loudly and clearly, that there is no place for fracking on a climate-destabilized planet."
    On Climate Strike Eve, 450+ Activists and Groups Urge United Nations to Back Global Fracking Ban
    "Our planet is on fire, but fracking is not an evacuation bridge nor a fire extinguisher. Fracking is an arsonist that needs to be stopped."
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  • First place September 13 “You shall have no other gods before Me.” Exodus 20:3 Listen to today's Devotional

    When my son Cliff was little, someone gave him a small violin. He wasn’t able to play it, so I picked it up. I even read an instruction book! But playing that violin was a challenge, and after a while I put it aside. If you had asked me if there was any music in that violin, I would have replied, “Absolutely not.” But take that same violin, put it in the hands of a skilled musician, and watch what happens. That musician has met the condition that it takes – the discipline and talent to play that violin.

    What conditions do we need to meet in order to enjoy the very best God has for us? First and foremost, God wants us to get rid of other gods in our lives. Actively choose to give Him first place in your life and see what a difference a total commitment to Him will make. https://mailchi.mp/84677fcaf168/the-truest-freedom-you-can-ever-experience-452997?e=9cbe669f39
    First place September 13 “You shall have no other gods before Me.” Exodus 20:3 Listen to today's Devotional When my son Cliff was little, someone gave him a small violin. He wasn’t able to play it, so I picked it up. I even read an instruction book! But playing that violin was a challenge, and after a while I put it aside. If you had asked me if there was any music in that violin, I would have replied, “Absolutely not.” But take that same violin, put it in the hands of a skilled musician, and watch what happens. That musician has met the condition that it takes – the discipline and talent to play that violin. What conditions do we need to meet in order to enjoy the very best God has for us? First and foremost, God wants us to get rid of other gods in our lives. Actively choose to give Him first place in your life and see what a difference a total commitment to Him will make. https://mailchi.mp/84677fcaf168/the-truest-freedom-you-can-ever-experience-452997?e=9cbe669f39
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    Actively choose to give Him first place.
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    John Ratcliffe: DOJ ‘Is Going To Have To Indict’ Andrew McCabe
    Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe said Sunday he expects former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to be indicted on charges of lying to the government. 
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  • 'Hell No,' Say Progressives, After GOP Sen. Joni Ernst Suggests Cutting Social Security 'Behind Closed Doors'
    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/09/06/hell-no-say-progressives-after-gop-sen-joni-ernst-suggests-cutting-social-security
    Jake Johnson, staff writer

    Republican Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa is under fire after telling a town hall audience last weekend that members of Congress should negotiate changes to Social Security "behind closed doors" in order to dodge scrutiny from the media and advocacy groups.

    Ernst, who is running for reelection in 2020, complained to the crowd gathered in Estherville, Iowa that "the minute you say we need to address Social Security, the media is hammering you, the opposing party is hammering you—there goes granny over a cliff."

    Lawmakers should therefore meet in secret to avoid "being scrutinized by this group or the other," said the Iowa Republican.

    Ernst did not recommend specific changes to Social Security during her town hall appearance, but the senator has in the past suggested privatization of the widely popular program as "one solution."

    A video of Ernst's remarks was posted on Youtube Tuesday by the Democratic super PAC American Bridge, and the comments quickly generated outrage on social media.

    https://youtu.be/K8bUe9y34Ic

    Nancy Altman, president of progressive advocacy group Social Security Works, wrote Friday that Ernst "said out loud what Republican politicians usually only talk about in secret meetings with their billionaire donors: the GOP wants to cut our earned Social Security benefits—and they want to do it behind closed doors so that they don't have to pay the political price."

    Altman said any changes Congress makes to Social Security should expand the program's benefits, and the improvements should be made in public.

    "All of us who have a stake in Social Security—which is every one of us—should insist that those seeking our vote tell us if they support expanding or cutting Social Security," wrote Altman. "If they refuse to tell us, if they ramble on about their desire to 'save' or 'fix' or 'strengthen' Social Security in secret, we should draw the obvious inference: They want to cut Social Security."

    SocialSecurityWorks ✔ @SSWorks
    Hell no, Joni!
    No matter how hard you try to hide behind closed doors, the American people will be watching - and we won't let you cut our earned Social Security benefits. https://twitter.com/sahilkapur/status/1169654436513361920

    Sahil Kapur ✔ @sahilkapur
    Joni Ernst says members of Congress "need to sit down behind closed doors so we’re not being scrutinized by this group or the other" and discuss how to fix Social Security.

    She wants it "sooner rather than later."https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8bUe9y34Ic&feature=youtu.be

    First reported: https://iowastartingline.com/2019/09/04/ernst-need-to-sit-down-behind-closed-doors-for-social-security-fix/
    12:01 PM - Sep 5, 2019

    Ernst's comments came as President Donald Trump is reportedly considering cuts to Social Security and Medicare as a possible "second-term project."

    As the Washington Post reported in July, Trump ordered his aides to "prepare for sweeping budget cuts if he wins a second term in the White House."

    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate who in February introduced legislation to expand Social Security by hiking taxes on the rich, said Friday that he has "some bad news" for Republicans who want to gut Social Security in secret.

    "We're not going to cut Social Security benefits," Sanders tweeted. "We're going to expand them.
    'Hell No,' Say Progressives, After GOP Sen. Joni Ernst Suggests Cutting Social Security 'Behind Closed Doors' https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/09/06/hell-no-say-progressives-after-gop-sen-joni-ernst-suggests-cutting-social-security Jake Johnson, staff writer Republican Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa is under fire after telling a town hall audience last weekend that members of Congress should negotiate changes to Social Security "behind closed doors" in order to dodge scrutiny from the media and advocacy groups. Ernst, who is running for reelection in 2020, complained to the crowd gathered in Estherville, Iowa that "the minute you say we need to address Social Security, the media is hammering you, the opposing party is hammering you—there goes granny over a cliff." Lawmakers should therefore meet in secret to avoid "being scrutinized by this group or the other," said the Iowa Republican. Ernst did not recommend specific changes to Social Security during her town hall appearance, but the senator has in the past suggested privatization of the widely popular program as "one solution." A video of Ernst's remarks was posted on Youtube Tuesday by the Democratic super PAC American Bridge, and the comments quickly generated outrage on social media. https://youtu.be/K8bUe9y34Ic Nancy Altman, president of progressive advocacy group Social Security Works, wrote Friday that Ernst "said out loud what Republican politicians usually only talk about in secret meetings with their billionaire donors: the GOP wants to cut our earned Social Security benefits—and they want to do it behind closed doors so that they don't have to pay the political price." Altman said any changes Congress makes to Social Security should expand the program's benefits, and the improvements should be made in public. "All of us who have a stake in Social Security—which is every one of us—should insist that those seeking our vote tell us if they support expanding or cutting Social Security," wrote Altman. "If they refuse to tell us, if they ramble on about their desire to 'save' or 'fix' or 'strengthen' Social Security in secret, we should draw the obvious inference: They want to cut Social Security." SocialSecurityWorks ✔ @SSWorks Hell no, Joni! No matter how hard you try to hide behind closed doors, the American people will be watching - and we won't let you cut our earned Social Security benefits. https://twitter.com/sahilkapur/status/1169654436513361920 … Sahil Kapur ✔ @sahilkapur Joni Ernst says members of Congress "need to sit down behind closed doors so we’re not being scrutinized by this group or the other" and discuss how to fix Social Security. She wants it "sooner rather than later."https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8bUe9y34Ic&feature=youtu.be … First reported: https://iowastartingline.com/2019/09/04/ernst-need-to-sit-down-behind-closed-doors-for-social-security-fix/ … 12:01 PM - Sep 5, 2019 Ernst's comments came as President Donald Trump is reportedly considering cuts to Social Security and Medicare as a possible "second-term project." As the Washington Post reported in July, Trump ordered his aides to "prepare for sweeping budget cuts if he wins a second term in the White House." Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate who in February introduced legislation to expand Social Security by hiking taxes on the rich, said Friday that he has "some bad news" for Republicans who want to gut Social Security in secret. "We're not going to cut Social Security benefits," Sanders tweeted. "We're going to expand them.
    'Hell No,' Say Progressives, After GOP Sen. Joni Ernst Suggests Cutting Social Security 'Behind Closed Doors'
    "No matter how hard you try to hide, the American people will be watching—and we won't let you cut our earned Social Security benefits."
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  • After Life of Incalculable Harm, Billionaire Climate Denialist and Right-Wing Villain David Koch Dead at 79
    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/08/23/after-life-incalculable-harm-billionaire-climate-denialist-and-right-wing-villain
    Eoin Higgins, staff writer

    Billionaire industrialist David Koch, who spent vast sums of his billions in personal fortune promoting climate denialism and other right wing causes over the last four decades, died Friday at 79.

    His legacy in modern American politics was summed up by The New York Times:

    Three decades after David Koch's public steps into politics, analysts say, the Koch brothers' money-fueled brand of libertarianism helped give rise to the Tea Party movement and strengthened the far-right wing of a resurgent Republican Party.

    Koch was a controversial figure. His vast fortune—made in large part through fossil fuel extraction and manufacturing, though the company has interests in nearly everything—made him and his brother Charles two of the richest people in the world. The brothers spent at least $100 million since the 1970s promoting right-wing causes, and David ran for vice president as a member of the Libertarian Party in 1980.

    One of the causes Koch dumped his fortune into promoting was climate crisis denialism.

    By making vast sums of money from destroying the planet and then fighting against efforts to stem the flow of the crisis, tweeted Native American activist Tara Houska, Koch was a double damage denialist.

    "Let's not forget the massive network of oil pipelines, refineries, and fossil fuel expansion projects that David Koch was directly responsible for," said Houska. "He funded climate deniers while he contributed to climate change, in the range of a 300 million ton carbon footprint annually."

    tara houska ✔ @zhaabowekwe
    Let’s not forget the massive network of oil pipelines, refineries, and fossil fuel expansion projects that David Koch was directly responsible for.

    He funded climate deniers while he contributed to climate change, in the range of a 300M ton carbon footprint annually. https://twitter.com/mehdirhasan/status/1164904218219679745

    Mehdi Hasan ✔ @mehdirhasan
    Seeing lots of headlines about David Koch's death referring to "billionaire", "industrialist" or "libertarian" Koch.

    Haven't seen any refer to him as "climate denier" Koch. But that'll be his long-term legacy: funding the effort to downplay an existential threat to all of us.
    9:51 AM - Aug 23, 2019

    On Twitter, HuffPost environmental reporter Alexander Kaufman noted the irony of Koch dying as the effects of the climate crisis the billionaire activist had a large hand in perpetuating are being increasingly felt around the globe.

    "He deployed his stupendous fortune funding climate denial in the years when the science was clear and there was still time to avert catastrophic warming," said Kaufman. "He died as fires raged from the Amazon to the Arctic."

    In a piece for Earther, Brian Kahn wrote that Koch and his brother's funding of the movement to obfuscate the costs of the climate crisis made them even more than the "arch-villains" they were from funding other right-wing causes. And, said Kahn, David Koch now gets to avoid the consequences of his actions.

    "Climate change is a form of violence that will largely affect people with little power to address it or relatively little role in creating it," wrote Kahn. "Death is an escape hatch for David Koch while the rest of us are left scrambling for the emergency brake before we go over the cliff."

    Brian Kahn ✔ @blkahn
    David Koch will never have to live with the consequences of the world he created https://earther.gizmodo.com/david-koch-escaped-the-climate-hell-he-helped-create-1837505612

    David Koch Escaped the Climate Hell He Helped Create
    David Koch is dead.
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    9:53 AM - Aug 23, 2019

    Koch's libertarianism led him to take some positions—such as his support of gay marriage and opposition to the war on drugs—that might make his legacy seem mixed. But, as media critic Adam Johnson pointed out, that's "trivial" in the context of Koch's full record.

    "People will try to be nice and note David Koch opposed the war on drugs/militarism," Johnson tweeted, "but the money he gave opposing these twin evils was trivial compared to the funds he gave supporting candidates that backed the war on drugs/militarism and the related ideology of starving poor people."

    The Koch borthers' reported antipathy to President Donald Trump, Jack Mirkinson wrote at Splinter, was hardly enough to offset the damage they did by promoting the Republican Party.

    "The Kochs were not happy with everything Donald Trump did, but that is a low standard for anyone walking the planet—and anyway, they loved his tax plan," wrote Mirkinson.

    The Intercept's Mehdi Hasan said on Twitter that Koch will be remembered in the short term for his wealth, philanthropy, and work to advance right-wing causes. But, Hasan said, that pales in comparison to his rolse as a "climate denier."

    "That'll be his long-term legacy," said Hasan, "funding the effort to downplay an existential threat to all of us.
    After Life of Incalculable Harm, Billionaire Climate Denialist and Right-Wing Villain David Koch Dead at 79 https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/08/23/after-life-incalculable-harm-billionaire-climate-denialist-and-right-wing-villain Eoin Higgins, staff writer Billionaire industrialist David Koch, who spent vast sums of his billions in personal fortune promoting climate denialism and other right wing causes over the last four decades, died Friday at 79. His legacy in modern American politics was summed up by The New York Times: Three decades after David Koch's public steps into politics, analysts say, the Koch brothers' money-fueled brand of libertarianism helped give rise to the Tea Party movement and strengthened the far-right wing of a resurgent Republican Party. Koch was a controversial figure. His vast fortune—made in large part through fossil fuel extraction and manufacturing, though the company has interests in nearly everything—made him and his brother Charles two of the richest people in the world. The brothers spent at least $100 million since the 1970s promoting right-wing causes, and David ran for vice president as a member of the Libertarian Party in 1980. One of the causes Koch dumped his fortune into promoting was climate crisis denialism. By making vast sums of money from destroying the planet and then fighting against efforts to stem the flow of the crisis, tweeted Native American activist Tara Houska, Koch was a double damage denialist. "Let's not forget the massive network of oil pipelines, refineries, and fossil fuel expansion projects that David Koch was directly responsible for," said Houska. "He funded climate deniers while he contributed to climate change, in the range of a 300 million ton carbon footprint annually." tara houska ✔ @zhaabowekwe Let’s not forget the massive network of oil pipelines, refineries, and fossil fuel expansion projects that David Koch was directly responsible for. He funded climate deniers while he contributed to climate change, in the range of a 300M ton carbon footprint annually. https://twitter.com/mehdirhasan/status/1164904218219679745 … Mehdi Hasan ✔ @mehdirhasan Seeing lots of headlines about David Koch's death referring to "billionaire", "industrialist" or "libertarian" Koch. Haven't seen any refer to him as "climate denier" Koch. But that'll be his long-term legacy: funding the effort to downplay an existential threat to all of us. 9:51 AM - Aug 23, 2019 On Twitter, HuffPost environmental reporter Alexander Kaufman noted the irony of Koch dying as the effects of the climate crisis the billionaire activist had a large hand in perpetuating are being increasingly felt around the globe. "He deployed his stupendous fortune funding climate denial in the years when the science was clear and there was still time to avert catastrophic warming," said Kaufman. "He died as fires raged from the Amazon to the Arctic." In a piece for Earther, Brian Kahn wrote that Koch and his brother's funding of the movement to obfuscate the costs of the climate crisis made them even more than the "arch-villains" they were from funding other right-wing causes. And, said Kahn, David Koch now gets to avoid the consequences of his actions. "Climate change is a form of violence that will largely affect people with little power to address it or relatively little role in creating it," wrote Kahn. "Death is an escape hatch for David Koch while the rest of us are left scrambling for the emergency brake before we go over the cliff." Brian Kahn ✔ @blkahn David Koch will never have to live with the consequences of the world he created https://earther.gizmodo.com/david-koch-escaped-the-climate-hell-he-helped-create-1837505612 … David Koch Escaped the Climate Hell He Helped Create David Koch is dead. earther.gizmodo.com 9:53 AM - Aug 23, 2019 Koch's libertarianism led him to take some positions—such as his support of gay marriage and opposition to the war on drugs—that might make his legacy seem mixed. But, as media critic Adam Johnson pointed out, that's "trivial" in the context of Koch's full record. "People will try to be nice and note David Koch opposed the war on drugs/militarism," Johnson tweeted, "but the money he gave opposing these twin evils was trivial compared to the funds he gave supporting candidates that backed the war on drugs/militarism and the related ideology of starving poor people." The Koch borthers' reported antipathy to President Donald Trump, Jack Mirkinson wrote at Splinter, was hardly enough to offset the damage they did by promoting the Republican Party. "The Kochs were not happy with everything Donald Trump did, but that is a low standard for anyone walking the planet—and anyway, they loved his tax plan," wrote Mirkinson. The Intercept's Mehdi Hasan said on Twitter that Koch will be remembered in the short term for his wealth, philanthropy, and work to advance right-wing causes. But, Hasan said, that pales in comparison to his rolse as a "climate denier." 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  • ARCHAEOLOGY NEWSFLASH 796a

    THEY'RE HIDING THESE ANCIENT CAVES FROM US

    Have you ever been on a houseboat?

    This was Anne-Marie’s second vacation at Lake Powell. She looked from the houseboat. All around her the landscape was breathtaking – red desert, arches and cliffs, right to the water’s edge.

    She tossed her head and sighed. “This dam was built in a hurry. It’s a pity…”

    “What do you mean?”

    “I hope not - but some say it might collapse in a few years.”

    By the way, , if you didn’t know, Lake Powell is the second largest man-made reservoir in the United States. It was formed by building a dam across the Colorado River, in a portion of the Grand Canyon known as Glen Canyon.

    AN EXPLOSIVE SECRET?

    Here is a question for you: Does it hide an explosive secret?

    The reservoir itself is named for John Wesley Powell,a one-armed American Civil War veteran who explored the river using three wooden boats in 1869.

    On that expedition, he discovered a system of caves which contained a multitude of ancient artefacts. It is claimed that he catalogued and transported more than 20 tons of artefacts found in these caves.

    These artefacts were loaded onto a ship in San Francisco and, supposedly bound for the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, but the ship was never seen again.

    It is thought to have been (deliberately) sunk somewhere north of the far-away Mariana Islands.

    Ultimately this controversial reservoir was built over the site, covering up the artefact-filled caves from public view.

    It is alleged that among items catalogued were jade sarcophagi, copper tools annealed to a hardness which we cannot accomplish with copper today, crystal skulls, woven tapestries showing human beings riding on dinosaurs, model aircraft,electrical batteries and other artefacts of a scientifically and artistically high civilisation.

    MORE ON GRAND CANYON “EGYPTIAN” CAVE

    In a previous newsletter, I referred to another alleged discovery in the Grand Canyon.

    The Phoenix Gazette, on April 5, 1909, had released a most intriguing news report. (A full transcription of the article can be obtained locally.)

    G.A. Kinkaid, an explorer working with Professor S.A. Jordan of the Smithsonian Institution, allegedly discovered a network of caverns, artificially hewn into the side of the Grand Canyon.

    He said, “I was journeying down the Colorado river in a boat, alone, looking for mineral. Some forty-two miles up the river from the El Tovar Crystal canyon, I saw on the east wall, stains in the sedimentary formation about 2,000 feet above the river bed. There was no trail to this point, but I finally reached it with great difficulty.

    “Above a shelf which hid it from view from the river, was the mouth of the cave. There are steps leading from this entrance some thirty yards to what was, at the time the cavern was inhabited, the level of the river.”

    Now, , just think about that last statement. And I shall share with you its significance before the end of this letter.

    MUMMIES, ARTEFACTS, HIEROGLYPHICS

    Following several hundred feet of passage, the explorer found himself in a labyrinth of passages and hundreds of rooms radiating from a central point like spokes in a wheel.

    The relics seen (some of which he photographed by flashlight) were astonishing.

    There were mummies, images and artefacts of a high technology. And a grey metal resembling platinum. Everywhere he looked, hieroglyphics were to be seen.

    However, be warned. If you contact the Smithsonian Institute to ask them about their supposed role in the Grand Canyon, you will receive a polite "no records found" reply.

    WE ARE NOT TOLD

    Ancient Egyptians in Arizona? Oh, come off it! The Egyptians did not explore the Americas, everyone knows that, and it is not taught in any school.

    Of course, we thought this also of the ancient Romans, until ancient Roman headgear, armour, swords, coins and other artefacts were found just North of Tucson, not far from the Interstate 10 highway!

    It’s an intriguing report. But the point to be made is the elevation of this site some 2,000 feet above the present river bed, with steps leading a short distance to what must have been at that time the level of the river.

    RANGER’S CLAIM

    A retired Grand Canyon Ranger claims to have seen ancient, worn steps carved into the solid rock, midway up a 1500 foot cliff.

    MORE RECENT NEWS

    More recently, two backpackers who entered the Grand Canyon claimed that an elevation of some 800 feet, they saw several cave entrances, just as reported in the newspaper article.

    But the entrances all seemed to be sealed shut or destroyed, as if to keep everyone out.

    (This raises the question, Why would anyone want to deliberately seal off caves in such a remote area, so difficult of access?)

    Being expert rock climbers, the two men climbed toward the most promising looking cave entrance.

    Upon reaching the entrance they discovered that, several feet in, it had likewise been sealed off with native rock. The entrance itself appeared to be man made. A 6 foot circular pattern was clearly hewn into the ceiling.

    TANTALISING QUESTIONS

    The question arises, if the newspaper article was a mere hoax, then what did these more recent backpackers stumble upon? And why were the entrances to such extremely remote caves sealed?

    And something else. The backpacker’s discovery was made at least 40 miles from the location given in the newspaper article. (The site can be seen from the South Rim visitors areas.)

    So, if the newspaper report was not a hoax, and the backpackers had found the real location, could the newspaper location have been misinformation to keep people away?

    An email informant, known only as "W M", brings to light yet more significant clues. This person apparently knows the location of the “temple” cave site as told in the 1909 newspaper article, and has been there within the last 15 years.

    He and others researched the "S.A. Jordan" that is mentioned in the 1909 article, and found aS.A. Jordon ( "o", not an "a" ) mentioned in a rare limited edition of the Smithsonian Scientific Series of that era.

    Apparently Jordon was an esteemed European field archaeologist (not from Idaho, as mentioned in the 1909 newspaper article (dis-information?) who was contracted by the Smithsonian.

    This respected institution has a reputation for suppressing archaeological evidence which may threaten the orthodox scientific stance.

    I should warn you. The trip is extremely arduous and requires at least six days of backpacking in some of the most challenging terrain on the planet.

    If you are interested in doing some exploring yourself, you might contact the "Back Country" information line (520-638-7875) at the Grand Canyon, where permits are bought for backpacking and extended hikes, both on and off trails. there are no trails to it. But will they confirm these reports? Unless it is politically correct, don’t hold your breath…

    CANYON’S VAST AGE - A MYTH

    But the point is this, If the Jordan news report is genuine, then those early Egyptian-style visitors were in a canyon whose water run-off was still copious.

    They were there in the first few centuries after the Flood, with the Flood-laid sediments still relatively soft – and easily erodible.

    So that in the few millennia since that time, the river was able to drop anything up to
    2,000 feet lower, cutting down through the soft sediment. Or 800 feet lower. It doesn’t matter how much. It has not taken millions of years.

    Yes, we’re talking about the trapped Flood waters left behind as giant “Flood puddles” or inland lakes on the continents, and later their retreat, and the consequent drying out just a few thousand years ago.

    This means that the vast age of the Grand Canyon is just another myth.

    Believe it, the evidence is overwhelming, that there are people in high places with almost unlimited finances who are engineering a deliberate campaign to keep the truth from us.

    With this agenda driving them, they have seized control of the education system, the media and the entertainment industry as well.

    This is not a conspiracy theory. It is FACT.

    They have been deceiving us for too long. And if you're like me you'll want to know the truth.

    So now, much of the information they are so desperate to suppress, I have managed to record for you on DVD.

    In fact, it is one of a special 12-DVD set I have put together for you to enjoy.

    The result is these 12 surprise-packed DVDs:

    - 9 from my own special 28-night seminar series
    - 3 from Dr Robert Gentry’s shocking, cutting-edge revelations that are startling the scientific world.

    I make no apology for sharing this information. How else will you know about it?

    You will hold in your hands pure dynamite – powerful knowledge you can share with others! And what does it include?:

    1. DEAD MEN'S SECRETS – (c.60 mins.)
    * Surprising Discoveries in lost cities of the dead.
    * China's secret pyramids.
    * Egypt's royal tomb shock.
    * Lost technology.
    * Ancient skeletons radioactive.
    * Mystery tunnels where doors snap shut behind you.
    * City of the dead, that no outsider saw for 1,500 years.

    2. EUROPE'S COMING COLLAPSE – (c.60 mins.)
    * Is something really big soon to occur in Europe and the world?
    * Learn of the persistent prophecy that powerful men have tried to break – and WHY.
    * Know WHY the European Community will collapse.
    * This surprising prophecy begins in Iraq... and it’s a biblical prediction sealed by subsequent historical events.


    3. FINGERPRINTS OF CREATION – (33 mins.)
    * The IMPOSSIBLE discovery in the Earth’s foundation rocks: Stunning, beautiful polonium haloes frozen into granite.
    * Did you know that the radioactive decay of primordial polonium can last only a few minutes? But if granites originated in a molten state and cooled over millions of years, such radioactive haloes could never have been captured – they would have decayed long before the rock solidified.
    * Dr Gentry’s startling scientific evidence of – hold your breath - an instant creation of the Earth!!!
    * Before saying no, no, no – you’d better see this! You may never think the same again. This discovery has been put to the world’s leading scientists – and they are dumbfounded.

    4. HOW YOUNG IS THE EARTH? – (76 mins.)
    * Amazing scientific evidence that the sedimentary layers comprising the Grand Canyon were deposited quickly instead of slowly
    * Startling scientific data that granites, the foundation rocks of the Earth, formed rapidly instead of by slow cooling
    * Astonishing evidence that coal and oil can form rapidly, and did so recently
    * That dinosaurs lived not millions of years ago, but recently
    * Where does all this leave our evolution theory?
    * See for yourself Dr Gentry’s breathtaking bombshells

    5. CENTRE OF THE UNIVERSE –
    THE GREAT WHITE THRONE? –(37min.)
    * In this suspense filled presentation Drs Robert and David Gentry reveal the amazing astronomical discovery that the universe has a nearby centre that can be identified.
    * Many wonder: Is the universe a cosmic accident?
    * Or is there a heretofore undeciphered message in the sky from the Creator Himself?
    * Your head will spin at this cutting edge discovery!

    6. SECRETS OF THE PYRAMIDS - (c.60 mins.)
    * Amazing scientific discoveries about the Great Pyramid
    * And astonishing prophecies carried by all the major civilisations of antiquity concerning a coming Messiah.
    * Discover the man who wrote his own autobiography before he was born. Yes, his AUTO-biography! Impossible? You’d better see this before you dismiss it.
    * Have you heard of the most amazing day in history - when 40 prophecies were fulfilled in 24 hours?
    * Yes, I agree, this is uncanny… startling… breath-taking information. And it may even lead you to wonder: Does an unseen hand move in our affairs today?

    7. UFO ALIENS: THE DEADLY SECRET – (c.60 mins.)
    * Are malicious entities posing as aliens from outer space?
    * Do these entities have an agenda?
    * What are UFOs - really?
    * Where are they from?
    * What about abductions? (Only one class of people on earth is exempt. Who are they?)
    * Did aliens really bring civilization to Planet Earth?
    * Who are the sinister Legion of Lucifer?
    * What is the occult connection?
    * How you can survive the plotted takeover.

    8. ASTOUNDING WONDERS OF THE STARRY SKY – (c. 60 mins.)
    * See the “gleaming gateway to paradise” – photographic beauties of the gigantic “open space” corridor in the nebula of Orion - see undreamed of glories in the skies you will never forget.
    * A colossal city in space?
    * Is there a Heaven – if so, what and where is it?
    * Is there an after-life?
    * Will we know each other?
    * Will people be real, with flesh and bones?
    * How will you spend your time?
    * Information to thrill your soul... and give you hope for your future!

    9. WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO THE DINOSAURS? - (c. 60 mins.)
    * Alleged sightings - fact or fake?
    * FRESH RED BLOOD CELLS found in dinosaur remains – what does this mean?
    * Also: Learn about the discovery that's toppling evolution.
    * Thrill to the amazing DNA code’s “sentences” and “instruction books” - identical to human language
    * Was there really a clever plot to use "evolution" to destroy Western society?
    * Learn of the scientific bombshell that is set to devastate evolution.

    10. TSUNAMIS, TERRORISM, EARTHQUAKES…
    WHAT’S COMING? WHO’S NEXT? - (c. 60 mins.)
    * Archaeology confirms a most amazing event-by-event ancient prediction.
    * Discover prophecies 2,000 years old, that are coming to pass AT THIS MOMENT!
    * A million city folk die – and a small group is saved by acting on a prophecy.
    * AGAINST ALL ODDS - AN AMAZING ESCAPE FROM DEATH
    * And the prophecy continues, step by step… What is ahead, for our day? This will make your spine tingle.
    * Does this prophecy have apocalyptic implications?

    11. SKEPTICISM BEATEN BY A PROPHECY - (c. 60 mins.)
    * A dead body... a torn curtain… and a rabbi's curse.
    * Learn about a prophecy, uncanny in its fulfilment, that religious leaders tried desperately to suppress.
    * Discover an event that was prophesied in the Hebrew writings to the precise year... month... day... and hour - 600 years before it happened.
    * Jonathan Gray’s challenge to every skeptic: disprove this astonishing prophecy if you can!

    12. HOW TO TAP UNLIMITED SPIRITUAL POWER - (c. 60 mins.)
    * How to influence your boss... your spouse... and others around you... with this forgotten, but proven success key.
    * Something else: what is all this talk we hear about being born again? Can one really be born again? It sounds weird, right? But is but possible? If so, how?
    * “Saved” and “lost” – what on earth do these terms mean… really? Okay, let’s discover 9 ways to tell if you're one or the other.
    * And here are some practical tips on day-to-day living: How to unlock the key to spiritual success.

    So there you have it, – some very non-mainstream stuff – but backed up with a good measure of common sense and firm evidence.

    I guarantee you, some of the information in these 12 new DVDs will leave you amazed… breathless… and stunned!

    Only a limited number of people will be successful in getting this special set at a big reduction. But I shall keep the door open all this week.

    To claim your personal set please go to http://www.beforeus.com/dvds-12-set.html

    In any case, I wish you a healthy, prosperous, and enjoyable week ahead.

    Best regards,
    Jonathan Gray
    info@archaeologyanswers.com


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    ARCHAEOLOGY NEWSFLASH 796a THEY'RE HIDING THESE ANCIENT CAVES FROM US Have you ever been on a houseboat? This was Anne-Marie’s second vacation at Lake Powell. She looked from the houseboat. All around her the landscape was breathtaking – red desert, arches and cliffs, right to the water’s edge. She tossed her head and sighed. “This dam was built in a hurry. It’s a pity…” “What do you mean?” “I hope not - but some say it might collapse in a few years.” By the way, , if you didn’t know, Lake Powell is the second largest man-made reservoir in the United States. It was formed by building a dam across the Colorado River, in a portion of the Grand Canyon known as Glen Canyon. AN EXPLOSIVE SECRET? Here is a question for you: Does it hide an explosive secret? The reservoir itself is named for John Wesley Powell,a one-armed American Civil War veteran who explored the river using three wooden boats in 1869. On that expedition, he discovered a system of caves which contained a multitude of ancient artefacts. It is claimed that he catalogued and transported more than 20 tons of artefacts found in these caves. These artefacts were loaded onto a ship in San Francisco and, supposedly bound for the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, but the ship was never seen again. It is thought to have been (deliberately) sunk somewhere north of the far-away Mariana Islands. Ultimately this controversial reservoir was built over the site, covering up the artefact-filled caves from public view. It is alleged that among items catalogued were jade sarcophagi, copper tools annealed to a hardness which we cannot accomplish with copper today, crystal skulls, woven tapestries showing human beings riding on dinosaurs, model aircraft,electrical batteries and other artefacts of a scientifically and artistically high civilisation. MORE ON GRAND CANYON “EGYPTIAN” CAVE In a previous newsletter, I referred to another alleged discovery in the Grand Canyon. The Phoenix Gazette, on April 5, 1909, had released a most intriguing news report. (A full transcription of the article can be obtained locally.) G.A. Kinkaid, an explorer working with Professor S.A. Jordan of the Smithsonian Institution, allegedly discovered a network of caverns, artificially hewn into the side of the Grand Canyon. He said, “I was journeying down the Colorado river in a boat, alone, looking for mineral. Some forty-two miles up the river from the El Tovar Crystal canyon, I saw on the east wall, stains in the sedimentary formation about 2,000 feet above the river bed. There was no trail to this point, but I finally reached it with great difficulty. “Above a shelf which hid it from view from the river, was the mouth of the cave. There are steps leading from this entrance some thirty yards to what was, at the time the cavern was inhabited, the level of the river.” Now, , just think about that last statement. And I shall share with you its significance before the end of this letter. MUMMIES, ARTEFACTS, HIEROGLYPHICS Following several hundred feet of passage, the explorer found himself in a labyrinth of passages and hundreds of rooms radiating from a central point like spokes in a wheel. The relics seen (some of which he photographed by flashlight) were astonishing. There were mummies, images and artefacts of a high technology. And a grey metal resembling platinum. Everywhere he looked, hieroglyphics were to be seen. However, be warned. If you contact the Smithsonian Institute to ask them about their supposed role in the Grand Canyon, you will receive a polite "no records found" reply. WE ARE NOT TOLD Ancient Egyptians in Arizona? Oh, come off it! The Egyptians did not explore the Americas, everyone knows that, and it is not taught in any school. Of course, we thought this also of the ancient Romans, until ancient Roman headgear, armour, swords, coins and other artefacts were found just North of Tucson, not far from the Interstate 10 highway! It’s an intriguing report. But the point to be made is the elevation of this site some 2,000 feet above the present river bed, with steps leading a short distance to what must have been at that time the level of the river. RANGER’S CLAIM A retired Grand Canyon Ranger claims to have seen ancient, worn steps carved into the solid rock, midway up a 1500 foot cliff. MORE RECENT NEWS More recently, two backpackers who entered the Grand Canyon claimed that an elevation of some 800 feet, they saw several cave entrances, just as reported in the newspaper article. But the entrances all seemed to be sealed shut or destroyed, as if to keep everyone out. (This raises the question, Why would anyone want to deliberately seal off caves in such a remote area, so difficult of access?) Being expert rock climbers, the two men climbed toward the most promising looking cave entrance. Upon reaching the entrance they discovered that, several feet in, it had likewise been sealed off with native rock. The entrance itself appeared to be man made. A 6 foot circular pattern was clearly hewn into the ceiling. TANTALISING QUESTIONS The question arises, if the newspaper article was a mere hoax, then what did these more recent backpackers stumble upon? And why were the entrances to such extremely remote caves sealed? And something else. The backpacker’s discovery was made at least 40 miles from the location given in the newspaper article. (The site can be seen from the South Rim visitors areas.) So, if the newspaper report was not a hoax, and the backpackers had found the real location, could the newspaper location have been misinformation to keep people away? An email informant, known only as "W M", brings to light yet more significant clues. This person apparently knows the location of the “temple” cave site as told in the 1909 newspaper article, and has been there within the last 15 years. He and others researched the "S.A. Jordan" that is mentioned in the 1909 article, and found aS.A. Jordon ( "o", not an "a" ) mentioned in a rare limited edition of the Smithsonian Scientific Series of that era. Apparently Jordon was an esteemed European field archaeologist (not from Idaho, as mentioned in the 1909 newspaper article (dis-information?) who was contracted by the Smithsonian. This respected institution has a reputation for suppressing archaeological evidence which may threaten the orthodox scientific stance. I should warn you. The trip is extremely arduous and requires at least six days of backpacking in some of the most challenging terrain on the planet. If you are interested in doing some exploring yourself, you might contact the "Back Country" information line (520-638-7875) at the Grand Canyon, where permits are bought for backpacking and extended hikes, both on and off trails. there are no trails to it. But will they confirm these reports? Unless it is politically correct, don’t hold your breath… CANYON’S VAST AGE - A MYTH But the point is this, If the Jordan news report is genuine, then those early Egyptian-style visitors were in a canyon whose water run-off was still copious. They were there in the first few centuries after the Flood, with the Flood-laid sediments still relatively soft – and easily erodible. So that in the few millennia since that time, the river was able to drop anything up to 2,000 feet lower, cutting down through the soft sediment. Or 800 feet lower. It doesn’t matter how much. It has not taken millions of years. Yes, we’re talking about the trapped Flood waters left behind as giant “Flood puddles” or inland lakes on the continents, and later their retreat, and the consequent drying out just a few thousand years ago. This means that the vast age of the Grand Canyon is just another myth. Believe it, the evidence is overwhelming, that there are people in high places with almost unlimited finances who are engineering a deliberate campaign to keep the truth from us. With this agenda driving them, they have seized control of the education system, the media and the entertainment industry as well. This is not a conspiracy theory. It is FACT. They have been deceiving us for too long. And if you're like me you'll want to know the truth. So now, much of the information they are so desperate to suppress, I have managed to record for you on DVD. In fact, it is one of a special 12-DVD set I have put together for you to enjoy. The result is these 12 surprise-packed DVDs: - 9 from my own special 28-night seminar series - 3 from Dr Robert Gentry’s shocking, cutting-edge revelations that are startling the scientific world. I make no apology for sharing this information. How else will you know about it? You will hold in your hands pure dynamite – powerful knowledge you can share with others! And what does it include?: 1. DEAD MEN'S SECRETS – (c.60 mins.) * Surprising Discoveries in lost cities of the dead. * China's secret pyramids. * Egypt's royal tomb shock. * Lost technology. * Ancient skeletons radioactive. * Mystery tunnels where doors snap shut behind you. * City of the dead, that no outsider saw for 1,500 years. 2. EUROPE'S COMING COLLAPSE – (c.60 mins.) * Is something really big soon to occur in Europe and the world? * Learn of the persistent prophecy that powerful men have tried to break – and WHY. * Know WHY the European Community will collapse. * This surprising prophecy begins in Iraq... and it’s a biblical prediction sealed by subsequent historical events. 3. FINGERPRINTS OF CREATION – (33 mins.) * The IMPOSSIBLE discovery in the Earth’s foundation rocks: Stunning, beautiful polonium haloes frozen into granite. * Did you know that the radioactive decay of primordial polonium can last only a few minutes? But if granites originated in a molten state and cooled over millions of years, such radioactive haloes could never have been captured – they would have decayed long before the rock solidified. * Dr Gentry’s startling scientific evidence of – hold your breath - an instant creation of the Earth!!! * Before saying no, no, no – you’d better see this! You may never think the same again. This discovery has been put to the world’s leading scientists – and they are dumbfounded. 4. HOW YOUNG IS THE EARTH? – (76 mins.) * Amazing scientific evidence that the sedimentary layers comprising the Grand Canyon were deposited quickly instead of slowly * Startling scientific data that granites, the foundation rocks of the Earth, formed rapidly instead of by slow cooling * Astonishing evidence that coal and oil can form rapidly, and did so recently * That dinosaurs lived not millions of years ago, but recently * Where does all this leave our evolution theory? * See for yourself Dr Gentry’s breathtaking bombshells 5. CENTRE OF THE UNIVERSE – THE GREAT WHITE THRONE? –(37min.) * In this suspense filled presentation Drs Robert and David Gentry reveal the amazing astronomical discovery that the universe has a nearby centre that can be identified. * Many wonder: Is the universe a cosmic accident? * Or is there a heretofore undeciphered message in the sky from the Creator Himself? * Your head will spin at this cutting edge discovery! 6. SECRETS OF THE PYRAMIDS - (c.60 mins.) * Amazing scientific discoveries about the Great Pyramid * And astonishing prophecies carried by all the major civilisations of antiquity concerning a coming Messiah. * Discover the man who wrote his own autobiography before he was born. Yes, his AUTO-biography! Impossible? You’d better see this before you dismiss it. * Have you heard of the most amazing day in history - when 40 prophecies were fulfilled in 24 hours? * Yes, I agree, this is uncanny… startling… breath-taking information. And it may even lead you to wonder: Does an unseen hand move in our affairs today? 7. UFO ALIENS: THE DEADLY SECRET – (c.60 mins.) * Are malicious entities posing as aliens from outer space? * Do these entities have an agenda? * What are UFOs - really? * Where are they from? * What about abductions? (Only one class of people on earth is exempt. Who are they?) * Did aliens really bring civilization to Planet Earth? * Who are the sinister Legion of Lucifer? * What is the occult connection? * How you can survive the plotted takeover. 8. ASTOUNDING WONDERS OF THE STARRY SKY – (c. 60 mins.) * See the “gleaming gateway to paradise” – photographic beauties of the gigantic “open space” corridor in the nebula of Orion - see undreamed of glories in the skies you will never forget. * A colossal city in space? * Is there a Heaven – if so, what and where is it? * Is there an after-life? * Will we know each other? * Will people be real, with flesh and bones? * How will you spend your time? * Information to thrill your soul... and give you hope for your future! 9. WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO THE DINOSAURS? - (c. 60 mins.) * Alleged sightings - fact or fake? * FRESH RED BLOOD CELLS found in dinosaur remains – what does this mean? * Also: Learn about the discovery that's toppling evolution. * Thrill to the amazing DNA code’s “sentences” and “instruction books” - identical to human language * Was there really a clever plot to use "evolution" to destroy Western society? * Learn of the scientific bombshell that is set to devastate evolution. 10. TSUNAMIS, TERRORISM, EARTHQUAKES… WHAT’S COMING? WHO’S NEXT? - (c. 60 mins.) * Archaeology confirms a most amazing event-by-event ancient prediction. * Discover prophecies 2,000 years old, that are coming to pass AT THIS MOMENT! * A million city folk die – and a small group is saved by acting on a prophecy. * AGAINST ALL ODDS - AN AMAZING ESCAPE FROM DEATH * And the prophecy continues, step by step… What is ahead, for our day? This will make your spine tingle. * Does this prophecy have apocalyptic implications? 11. SKEPTICISM BEATEN BY A PROPHECY - (c. 60 mins.) * A dead body... a torn curtain… and a rabbi's curse. * Learn about a prophecy, uncanny in its fulfilment, that religious leaders tried desperately to suppress. * Discover an event that was prophesied in the Hebrew writings to the precise year... month... day... and hour - 600 years before it happened. * Jonathan Gray’s challenge to every skeptic: disprove this astonishing prophecy if you can! 12. HOW TO TAP UNLIMITED SPIRITUAL POWER - (c. 60 mins.) * How to influence your boss... your spouse... and others around you... with this forgotten, but proven success key. * Something else: what is all this talk we hear about being born again? Can one really be born again? It sounds weird, right? But is but possible? If so, how? * “Saved” and “lost” – what on earth do these terms mean… really? Okay, let’s discover 9 ways to tell if you're one or the other. * And here are some practical tips on day-to-day living: How to unlock the key to spiritual success. So there you have it, – some very non-mainstream stuff – but backed up with a good measure of common sense and firm evidence. I guarantee you, some of the information in these 12 new DVDs will leave you amazed… breathless… and stunned! Only a limited number of people will be successful in getting this special set at a big reduction. But I shall keep the door open all this week. To claim your personal set please go to http://www.beforeus.com/dvds-12-set.html In any case, I wish you a healthy, prosperous, and enjoyable week ahead. Best regards, Jonathan Gray info@archaeologyanswers.com ------------------------------------------------------ Please tell your friends ------------------------------------------------------ Have you been enjoying the archaeology newsletters? 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    Collapsing California cliff claims 3 lives along beach
    ENCINITAS, Calif. (AP) — A popular surfing beach was closed Saturday after a cliff collapsed, sending tons of sandstone onto beachgoers and killing three people. A 30-foot-long slab of the...
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