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Fluoridation fight taken to Supreme Court: New Zealand

A group fighting the fluoridation of drinking water supplies in the south Taranaki towns of Waverley and Patea has taken its legal battle to the Supreme Court.
It follows earlier hearings in the High Court and Court of Appeal, which ruled against legal arguments raised by New Health New Zealand, including a suggestion that fluoridation of the water breached the right to refuse medical treatment.
New Health’s lawyer, Mary Scholtens QC, told the Supreme Court today the jury was still out on whether the substances used to fluoride drinking water were safe and effective.
The Court of Appeal and High Court had ruled that those compounds were not medicines.
But Ms Scholtens said they were also not the same chemicals as the medicine-grade substances used in fluoride tablets.
She said the fluoride put in water supplies contained by-products of superphosphate production and could contain mercury, arsenic and lead.

Ms Scholtens said the Bill of Rights guaranteed a right not to undergo medical treatment and the group she represented believed fluoride qualifies as a medical treatment.
She said when the Court of Appeal considered that matter, it took a narrow reading of the Bill of Rights which was incorrect.
“The section 11 right must be looked at, not primarily from the state’s perspective but from that of the individual.
“It says everyone has the right to refuse medical treatment, but it [anticipates] that people would be treated against their will only when it’s needed to protect the health of other people.”
Ms Scholtens said that could not include the provision of fluoride in drinking water.
The Court discussed other instances in which additives are put in products consumed by the community, such as iodine in salt.
However Ms Scholtens said the fluoridation of a water supply was not the same as adding folate to bread, and the latter would not breach people’s rights to not be medicated.
“In terms of salt, or folic acid or any of those other things … we have a choice; iodised, not iodised, folic, not folic – it doesn’t matter.
“[But] we have findings of fact from the High Court and Court of Appeal that there is no realistic option for people to avoid fluoridated water … it’s used in so many things it’s harder to avoid.”
Ms Scholtens said New Zealand’s drinking water legislation included the power for chlorine to be added to make the water pure, but did not add anything about the addition of something like fluoride.
She said drinking water was the method by which the fluoride would be delivered to the community, but there was nothing in the Local Government legislation authorising a council to do that.
Ms Scholtens said her clients believed it was up to the Crown or local council to show that use of fluoride in an area’s water supply was a proportionate response to dental health issues.
The case is expected to run until Friday.

Source: Radio New Zealand:

https://a.msn.com/r/2/BBF1kFD?m=en-nz

(Note: the bold emphasis is mine, MH)

Microchip Brain Implant To Unlock “Mankind’s True Potential” ? No Thanks!

SUPER HUMANS could exist in just 15 years thanks to a computer chip inserted into the brain to unlock the mankind’s full potential.
By SEAN MARTIN
PUBLISHED: 12:19, Thu, Nov 9, 2017 | UPDATED: 11:24, Fri, Nov 10, 2017

Bryan Johnson outlines plan to put a CHIP in your brain
People will be able to buy new memories and delete unwanted ones in the near future as experts believe they are close to biohacking the body’s most powerful tool, according to a leading technology entrepreneur.

Speaking at Lisbon’s Web Summit, Bryan Johnson, the founder of Kernel – a start-up researching the possibilities of microchips being inserted on the brain – says unlocking the true potential of the mind is the “single greatest thing” humanity can achieve.
Kernel’s first step is to design chips that can help fight disease, but then it hopes to evolve the brain to offer superhuman abilities.
The firm’s website reads: “To further explore our own human boundaries, a wave of new technologies needs to emerge that can access, read, and write from the most powerful tool we have — the human brain.

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Chips inserted in brains will give us MIND-BLOWING abilities within years

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https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/877457/brain-function-dementia-super-power-human-kernel

 

Yes, yet more evidence of the transhuman agenda rapidly progressing.

Computer chips will give us “mindblowing” lobotomies and turn us into robotised zombies living in an artificially generated, holographic reality-simulation. It’s already well under construction. 
“Welcome to the Matrix. Neo”.

And what’s more, our brains are perfect as they are. We have indeed only just begun to unlock it’s TRUE POTENTIAL and THAT IS WHAT THEY ARE AFRAID OF: Hence the desire to chip us and turn off our minds.

This music video sums up the situation better than my words ever could:

MUST READ! New vaccines will permanently alter your DNA by Jon Rappoport

This is a big story guys: Next step in the Transhumanist agenda:

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New vaccines will permanently alter your DNA
by Jon Rappoport
November 5, 2017

A news story tend to move in waves. It appears, retreats, and then appears in an altered form—replete with lies, cover stories, and embedded confusion. That’s why I’m keeping this story alive in its stark essence—

The reference is the New York Times, 3/9/15, “Protection Without a Vaccine.” It describes the frontier of research. Here are key quotes that illustrate the use of synthetic genes to “protect against disease,” while changing the genetic makeup of humans. This is not science fiction:
“By delivering synthetic genes into the muscles of the [experimental] monkeys, the scientists are essentially re-engineering the animals to resist disease.”

“’The sky’s the limit,’ said Michael Farzan, an immunologist at Scripps and lead author of the new study.”
“The first human trial based on this strategy — called immunoprophylaxis by gene transfer, or I.G.T. — is underway, and several new ones are planned.” [That was nearly two years ago.]
“I.G.T. is altogether different from traditional vaccination. It is instead a form of gene therapy. Scientists isolate the genes that produce powerful antibodies against certain diseases and then synthesize artificial versions. The genes are placed into viruses and injected into human tissue, usually muscle.”
Here is the punchline: “The viruses invade human cells with their DNA payloads, and the synthetic gene is incorporated into the recipient’s own DNA. If all goes well, the new genes instruct the cells to begin manufacturing powerful antibodies.”
Read that again: “the synthetic gene is incorporated into the recipient’s own DNA.”
Alteration of the human genetic makeup.
Not just a “visit.” Permanent residence. And once a person’s DNA is changed, doesn’t it follow that he/she will pass on that change to the next generation of children, and so on, down the line?
The Times article taps Dr. David Baltimore for an opinion:
“Still, Dr. Baltimore says that he envisions that some people might be leery of a vaccination strategy that means altering their own DNA, even if it prevents a potentially fatal disease.”
Yes, some people might be leery. If they have two or three working brain cells.
This is genetic roulette with a loaded gun.
And the further implications are clear. Vaccines can be used as a cover for the injections of any and all genes, whose actual purpose is re-engineering humans.
The emergence of this Frankenstein technology is paralleled by a shrill push to mandate vaccines, across the board, for both children and adults. The pressure and propaganda are planet-wide.
If you’re going to alter humans, for example, to make many of them more docile and weak, and some of them stronger, in order to restructure society, you want everyone under the umbrella. No exceptions. No exemptions.
The freedom and the right to refuse vaccines has always been vital. It is more vital than ever now.

New vaccines will permanently alter your DNA

Rappoport

The tide is turning: Big Pharma billionaire arrested, charged with conspiracy and bribery of doctors

Saturday, October 28, 2017 by: Mike Adams

(Natural News) I almost never thought I’d see the day when a Big Pharma founder and owner was finally arrested for running a criminal drug cartel, but that day has arrived.

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“Federal authorities arrested the billionaire founder and owner of Insys Therapeutics Thursday on charges of bribing doctors and pain clinics into prescribing the company’s fentanyl product to their patients,” reports the Daily Caller News Foundation, one of the best sources of real journalism in America today.
Addictive drugs that include opioids, we now know, are claiming over 64,000 lives a year in the United States alone.
From the DCNF:
The Department of Justice (DOJ) charged John Kapoor, 74, and seven other current and former executives at the pharmaceutical company with racketeering for a leading a national conspiracy through bribery and fraud to coerce the illegal distribution of the company’s fentanyl spray, which is intended for use as a pain killer by cancer patients. The company’s stock prices fell more than 20 percent following the arrests, according to the New York Post.
Kapoor stepped down as the company’s CEO in January amid ongoing federal probes into their Subsys product, a pain-relieving spray that contains fentanyl, a highly-addictive synthetic opioid. Fentanyl is more than 50 times stronger than morphine, and ingesting just two milligrams is enough to cause an adult to fatally overdose.
The series of arrests came just hours after President Donald Trump officially declared the country’s opioid epidemic a national emergency. Drug overdoses led to 64,070 deaths in 2016, which is more than the amount of American lives lost in the entire Vietnam War.
As the opioid crisis has developed, more and more states have begun holding doctors and opioid manufacturers accountable for over-prescribing and over-producing the highly-addictive painkillers.
“We will be bringing some major lawsuits against people and companies that are hurting our people,” Trump said Thursday. He also spoke about a program similar to Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No” initiative.
“More than 20,000 Americans died of synthetic opioid overdoses last year, and millions are addicted to opioids. And yet some medical professionals would rather take advantage of the addicts than try to help them,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement. “This Justice Department will not tolerate this.  We will hold accountable anyone – from street dealers to corporate executives — who illegally contributes to this nationwide epidemic.  And under the leadership of President Trump, we are fully committed to defeating this threat to the American people.
President Trump is bringing the war to Big Pharma’s doorstep
Under President Trump, who continues to fight to end the drug cartels and health care monopolies that are destroying this nation, we may see more and more drug companies finally facing the legal scrutiny they deserve for engaging in the mass medical murder of Americans with dangerous, deadly drugs.
And then there’s the question of vaccines, the autism cover-up and the criminal racket run by the CDC, Big Pharma and the lying mainstream media. When that medical fraud and corruption scandal blows sky-high, we may see dozens of pharmaceutical officials going to prison.

https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-10-28-the-tide-is-turning-big-pharma-billionaire-arrested-charged-with-conspiracy-bribery-of-doctors.html

The Human Target – Directed Energy Weapons and Electronic Warfare

October 25, 2017
By Suzanne Maher
The Human Target – Directed Energy Weapons and Electronic Warfare
A subject that is getting more and more attention from people all over the world is deliberate electromagnetic targeting of people.  A neural rape or assault on people’s bodies and brains developed from classified military technology.  More often now, people are valiantly speaking out about being a “Targeted Individual”.

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This is a subject that has not surprisingly received little to no attention from the corporate owned media. It is disconcerting enough that the world is now saturated in dangerous elf/ulf/vlf/rf/  and so many other types of frequency waves which permeate our bodily tissues causing serious degradation of our health.  There is also a Military Intelligence Program that is gaining world wide recognition which uses these “smart grid” frequencies to target individuals.
Electronic Warfare and the Targeted Individual
Electronic warfare is defined as any military action involving the use of electromagnetic and directed energy to control the electromagnetic spectrum to attack the enemy. The Navy calls this “electromagnetic battle management”. Who would  that enemy combatant be; a person or persons that is seen as so seemingly dangerous or threatening to the power structure?
That enemy would be you and I….
For those unfamiliar with the term “TI or Targeted Individuals”, it is important to note there are different methodologies that the functionaries or agents apply to targeted individuals carried out by various government programs or agency initiatives.  This article discusses individuals targeted by; remote neural monitoring, mind control,  brain mapping, gang stalking, implants, voice to skull technology (V2K) which beams frequencies into the head, and nervous system manipulation 24 hours a day.  Targeting can be covert, or overt.
This classified technology has been created by governments and military and used on its own citizens. Helpless citizens which have been victimized by BILLION DOLLAR government funded technology designed for quiet wars, to create harm. What the powers that be are looking for is RESPONSES, which they can track, measure and log.  This in effect, is an omnipresent electromagnetic gulag in the privacy of your own home, workplace, or streets.
Funding for many experiments has been provided by the United States Government, particularly the United States Military, the Central Intelligence Agencies and private corporations involved with military activities. These human research programs have been highly secretive, and in many cases information about them was not released until many years after the studies had been performed. After the incidents are exposed, the standing President is trotted out to issue a counterfeit apology, as if apologies somehow make up for the destruction of lives.
Targeting can be done by radio-frequency weapons, high powered microwave technology and acoustic technology.  These are deliberately orchestrated attacks and TI’s will suffer from these assaults even when exposure to frequencies are reduced. Some TI’s report that the constant barrage of electromagnetic radiation also brings with it multiple chemical sensitivity.
Unethical human experimentation has been conducted on citizen  for decades, and we have seen large swaths of the population being subjected to cruel and inhumane treatment, often the sick and vulnerable and economically depressed.
One example of  this unethical government research was the classified human radiation experiments conducted on over 4,000 innocent American citizens during the Cold War.   These and a number of other clandestine human experiments are discussed in this article by  By Alan R. Cantwell Jr., M.D.
THE HUMAN RADIATION EXPERIMENTS —  How scientists secretly used U.S. citizens as guinea pigs during the Cold War
http://whale.to/a/cantwell9.html
The elites have their warfare covered,  microwave targeting is one more assault on our individual person hood. Mutagenics, transgenics, epigenetics, endocrine disrupters, free radical and radiation damage. When we now look at our world we see the multi pronged attack of the chemical spraying of our skies, genetically modified food stuffs, vaccines, fluoride and “microwave targeting of peoples”.
Our bodies and brains may be accessed to harass and torment us in  the New World Order and Smart Grid Infrastructure.  We the people are guinea pigs of technology and test subjects for many government experiments.
Project Pandora is an early example of a U.S. Government microwave experiment on animals from 1965 to 1970;
http://www.topsecretwriters.com/2013/09/project-pandora-and-us-government-microwave-experiments-on-animals/
The use of hidden directives such as ‘DOD Directive 5240.1-r – Procedure 13 Human Experimentation for Intelligence Purposes’ allows for the testing and evaluation of any technology on any U.S. Person and those foreigners living on U.S. soil. This ‘directive not law’ has been unethically and inhumanly passed from agency to agency and contractor to contractor resulting in TORTURE TESTING ON HUMAN BEINGS (defined as U.S. Persons).
Anyone who is part of the new media, the truther movement, or a front line activist, will most likely have experienced some kind of targeting.  The general population at large is also subjected to microwave targeting.
We all have been sprayed with micro processors, micro sensors, nano bots, smart dust, etc., from the chemical engineering of our skies and the manipulation of our weather.  Nano is a Greek word which means “Dwarf”.  A nanometer is a billionth of a meter and this tech is so  small it can fit inside a blood vessel, our bodies and brains have no firewall against this nano technology .  It is simply a matter of “activating or turning on” the Program that has been implanted in our bodies with the use of frequencies or DEW’s. We are all vulnerable to this type of attack and some TI’s have had implants show up in various scans and x-rays.  Implants are capable of transmitting voice signals, high voltage pulses, emitting a small tracking beacon signal, or other unspecified uses.
Thank you to Advances Electronic Security Company for these photos

Human Target

This technology which is networking inside us, is the Program which allows the powers that be to have full scale access to our brains and our bodies to manipulate as they wish. This is the New World Order System of Artificial Intelligence, Smart Grid Infrastructure and The Internet of Things. The engine the world is now running on is derived on the premise of “keeping the Program in tact”.  Attempting to separate us from consciousness and severing our neural network.
With the advent of 5G technology, microwave radiation will be increased exponentially using small millimeter waves small cell deployment. This could mean wireless antennas on every lamp post, utility pole, home and business throughout entire neighborhoods, towns and cities   It does this by using largely untapped bandwidth of the millimeter wave (MMW), which is between 30GHz and 300GHz, as well as some lower and mid-range frequencies. GHz is a unit of frequency equal to one billion hertz.  Humans oscillate at approximately 7.83 hertz otherwise known as the Schumann Resonance.  Since our bodies resonate at a very low hertz, they simply cannot handle the inundation of this microwave technology. A bodily inferno created by an unregulated, unapproved, lay it down everywhere tech. Moreover, with this updated 5G tech,  it will allow the Program now being activated in our bodies to take on a much more aggressive role, because the AI feeds off these frequencies.
Dangers to the human brain and body from electromagnetic radiation are immeasurable, the scale is so large. Dr. Elizabeth Plourde of  emffreedom.com says that; “We can  liken this assault to being machine gunned.  All of our cells are getting holes and leaking, our blood brain barrier is getting holes and leaking and our gut is leaking. “
Electromagnetic and Radiofrequency Fields Effect on Human Health
https://www.aaemonline.org/emf_rf_position.php
Artificial Intelligence and Mind Control
The Artificial Intelligence Program can and will induce anything it wishes. It can be a disease, emotional distress, brain targeting, genital targeting.  Our moods and emotions are being manipulated and controlled through Artificial Intelligence and work in concert with these frequencies.
Ask yourself when you feel lower vibratory emotions of; disgust, fear, anger, violence, sexual thoughts, jealousy, etc., are these my own emotions, or implanted emotions through these frequencies and the AI technology?
The frequency hit will induce a physiological, emotional, physical response, attacking brain waves. Unless people know about Targeted Individuals and the Artificial Intelligence Program, they will not understand these invasions. The Artificial Intelligence is overriding us and our cellular matrix. The program can do virtually anything it wishes.
Mind control is a frequent  report from targeted individuals. Torture is also a frequent report from TI’s. Many tactics and means are employed.  There are a number of ways to target individuals; electronic telepathy, microwaves and electromagnetics, holography, lasers, radio frequency energy beams, satellites, and radar to name some. Targeting of people in this manner using directed energy weapons will prompt extreme distress and may lead to get them diagnosed as schizophrenics so they will be marginalized and maligned by friends, family and community.
One well known individual targeted with directed energy weapons is Dr. Katherine Horton;
https://vid.me/TfySn

This is silent, encroaching warfare, dripping like a slow running faucet, and many find it difficult to come to terms with the fact that it actually exists and our governments would be criminal enough to use it against populations. This experimental warfare is done under the cloak of National Security, which is always a cover for plausible deniability.
Elana Freeland, author and researcher of the book “Chemtrails, HAARP and the Full Spectrum Dominance of Planet Earth” has in depth knowledge on the subject of targeted individuals.  She personally knows a number of TI’s and also ghost writes for some.
Freeland discusses in her very detailed essay Directed Energy Weapons For Political Control, in Nexus Magazine, “The Non-Lethal’s” You Don’t Hear About, and says this; “Then there are the EM weapons that are even less public because they are used covertly for political control in quiet war against populations, dissidents and individuals displeasing to various powers that be.  Examples include laser systems (free electron, x-ray, neutral particle beam, chemical oxygen iodine, mid-infrared advanced chemical laser, etc.) delivering blurred vision and holograms, ion-beam plasma and augmented reality mind control delivered by satellites that first track targets via their bio-energetic signatures and then couples plasma with their EM fields; and of course non aural carriers that directly induce silent, subliminal messages into the brain, often known as voice to skull (V2K) or synthetic telepathy.  In line with Cold War secrecy and deceit, thousands of non consensual human subjects have been used for target practice of weaponized electromagnetics.”
Freeland goes on to say; “In homes and walls, offices across the nation millimeter wave scanners are penetrating walls, looking for target brains for microwave transmitters to beam specific mood inducing excitation potentials into. Other people in the room will be oblivious to the fact that an excitation potential for suicide or murder is resetting the brain of their friend or relative for depression or rage.  (This technology may have been behind the “suicides” of political activist Abbie Hoffman, singer Kurt Cobain, journalist Gary Web, etc., etc.,”)
U.S. Patents also attest that the capability is there to target individuals with frequencies;
Nervous system manipulation by electromagnetic fields from monitors
US 6506148 B2
https://www.google.com/patents/US6506148
“Voice to Skull” Microwave Device – U.S. Patent 4,877,027
Thank you to Clyde Lewis of Ground Zero for this photo depicting how Voice to Skull Microwave is used

Target Human

Extremely low frequencies and microwaves can cause agitation in humans and these frequencies have been known to cause serious illness and eventual death. Moreover,  mind control through sound wave technology would be the ultimate non-lethal weapon; stealth warfare. Remember, this experimentation is to log, monitor, track and assess an individual’s response to this electronic harassment.  The Orwellian Nightmare come to fruition.
It’s clear that we have a shadow government that is puppeteering  this psychotronic fantasy. In a book written by Zbigniew Brzezinski (co-founder of the Trilateral Commission), entitled Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technotronic Era published in 1970, he writes;  “Speaking of a future at most only decades away, an experimenter in intelligence control asserted, “I foresee a time when we shall have the means and therefore, inevitably, the temptation to manipulate the behavior and intellectual functioning of all the people through environmental and biochemical manipulation of the brain.”
The elites and their minions have been marching to the beat of their “Brave New World” for decades.

READ THE REST:

https://byebyebluesky.com/the-human-target-directed-energy-weapons-and-electronic-warfare/

Shocking photo shows Caribbean Sea being ‘choked to death by human waste’

A photographer has captured the damage being done to the planet’s oceans with a shocking “sea of plastic and styrofoam” image taken near a tranquil Caribbean island.

 

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Caroline Power, who specialises in underwater photography, has dedicated her career to highlighting the damage plastic waste is doing to our oceans.
She said witnessing the plastic blanket of forks, bottles and rubbish between the islands Roatan and Cayos Cochinos, off the coast of Honduras, was “devastating”.
“To see something that I care so deeply for being killed, slowly choked to death by human waste was devastating,” she told The Telegraph.
“Once the trash is in the ocean, it is incredibly difficult and costly to remove. The key is to stop the trash before it enters the ocean.
“In order for that to happen, we need to improve waste management, environmental education and recycling facilities on a global scale. This is a developed nation (first world) problem as well.”

The worst of the rubbish the dive team found was about 15 miles off the coast of Roatan heading towards the Cayos Cochinos Marine Reserve.

“We were on a dive trip to a set of islands that don’t quite break the ocean surface. They are one of the most pristine dive sites in this part of the Caribbean,” Ms Power recalled.
“The photo of the diver in the water was actually over one of these seamounts. To see an area that is supposed to be pristine covered in garbage and trash was disheartening.”
She said they passed through floating garbage for “nearly five miles”, adding: “Everywhere we looked, plastic bags of all shapes and sizes: chip bags, ziplocks, grocery, trash, snack bags, other packaging. Some were whole and the rest were just pieces. Sadly, many turtles, fish, whales, and seabirds will mistake those bits of plastic for food.
“We then reached an area about two miles wide that had multiple trash lines that stretched from horizon to horizon
“There was also a seemingly infinite number of plastic forks, spoons, drink bottles, and plates. There were broken soccer balls, toothbrushes, a tv, and so many shoes and flip flops.”
Blue Planet Society, an organisation campaigning to end overfishing and the overexploitation of the world’s ocean, believes the rubbish originated from the Motagua River in Guatemala, washing into the sea during heavy rains.
They said the images were “unbelievable”, adding: “We see a lot of shocking images of environmental destruction. This is right up there with the worst.
“Trash from Motagua River in Guatemala polluting Honduras coast has been an issue in region for some time.”
Ms Power adds, “there is a lack of infrastructure and education, so many people either burn trash or throw it into rivers”.
Conservationists Oceana Europe said the photos had left them “shocked, sad and angry, but not surprised”.
They added: “If we don’t change our behaviour now, we’re going to have more plastic than fish in the ocean.”
“It was also motivating; I drastically increased efforts to reduce my environmental footprint after seeing that,” she said. “I hope the photos will inspire people to do the same.”Ms Power says she hopes her photos will encourage others to “make changes to their habits and daily lives to help protect and conserve this planet”.
She has asked anyone who wants to help the region’s conservation efforts to donate to the Roatan Marine Park, a non-protect organisation working to protect Roatan’s fragile coral reefs .

The Telegraph
By Mark Molloy

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/26/shocking-photo-shows-caribbean-sea-choked-death-human-waste/

ON THE BRINK RADIO #219 IN 5 HRS: WHALE & DOLPHIN UPDATE PART 3 – MUSIC AS A FORM OF COMMUNICATION

“MUSIC SPANS THE ABYSS AND HEALS THE NATIONS”

SATURDAYS@ 9AM EST-USA / FRIDAY 3 AM HAWAI’I TIME / SATURDAY 11 PM MELBOURNE/SYDNEY/TASMANIA TIME AUSTRALIA / 2 AM NEW ZEALAND TIME and SUNDAYS @ 8AM EST-USA / SATURDAY 2 AM HAWAI’I TIME / SUNDAY 10 PM MELBOURNE/SYDNEY/TASMANIA TIME AUSTRALIA/MONDAY MIDNIGHT NEW ZEALAND TIME 
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Welcome to On the Brink Radio broadcast #219. This is part 3 of my on-going whale and dolphin update; this show, however, is not about grim global threats to marine life and Mother Ocean herself, but about my original approach to relating with cetaceans:  using music as a form of communication.

This broadcast itself is a replay of episode #24 from 2013 and is a ‘non-verbal talk radio broadcast, which Jules Stanley at ucy.tv lets me do now and then, and consists of almost the entirety of my first cd of grand piano improvisations, ‘The White Electric Dog Transmissions’ (1998) and songs of the humpback whales. The mix was created in 2013; the whale songs were added in after the recording. The synchronization is only that of starting both recordings at the same time.


“The White Electric Dog Transmissions”
http://thebrink-jeffphillips.blogspot.co.nz/2012/05/white-electric-dog-transmissions-jeff.html

I’m not going to ‘talk’ about music right now, but hopefully you will listen to this broadcast. I love piano but have never claimed to be a pianist by jazz or classical standards; au contraire, I do my own thing with the piano. My playing is more about the sounds, the feeling, the music, than it is about the notes and technical aspects.

Here are a couple of things I have written about music and sound in the context of relating with cetaceans.



from ‘Man and Dolphin’, Jeff Phillips, Magical Blend magazine (1980)
http://tutunui-wananga.blogspot.co.nz/2009/08/man-and-dolphin-jeff-phillips.html 

“The case of music is very special and very interesting. Let’s consider instrumental, or non-verbal, music. Music is sound, vibrations in air, just like speech and noise. But what makes it “music?” It is sound which is ordered in specific ways. Music has definite patterns of rhythmic (temporal) variation and repetition, and definite patterns of harmonic (frequency relationship) variation and repetition. We are speaking of western music. Eastern music is basically rhythmic and not harmonic, i.e., utilizing chords. Western music is rhythmic and harmonic. Basically, music is combinations of sounds that sound good to us. It is the frequency relationships that determine whether or not we call it music: western music utilizes any types of rhythms, but a more limited number of frequency relationships, or chords. What we call chords are sounds whose frequencies relate to each other in ratios of the reciprocals of small whole numbers.
What does music communicate? Many things, basically feelings and emotions, which we all experience intensely but which we know little about. They are very important to us; in fact, they seem to be the essence of life. But why? The concept of resonance is very important. Resonance is a measure of how well two or more systems vibrate together. Two lovers are resonating well…their bodily rhythms are highly attuned to each other. Musicians playing together are causing their instruments to resonate harmoniously, producing music; if they are playing jazz, then their own bodily rhythms and feelings are being expressed by and through the music, reaching you, the listener, thereby effecting communication. Jazz is very emotional music; Bach is a superb blend of intellect and emotion.
Feeling and emotion seem to be connected to resonance.14 We believe that the same music affects different people in similar ways, if they are in a similar state, and are open to it. How can this be of use in communicating with dolphins? We know already that dolphins are highly and positively responsive to music, but that’s about all. An interesting area for experimentation. We need more research into how our nervous systems perceive and structure sound patterning; music could be a powerful future tool.”

from “We are not alone…Yet: How We are Waging War on a True ‘Extra-terrestrial Intelligence”, Jeff Phillips, Uncensored Magazine, 2012
http://tutunui-wananga.blogspot.co.nz/2012/08/we-are-not-aloneyet-how-we-are-waging.html



‘SEEING’ WITH SOUND, ‘TALKING’ WITH MUSIC

“Cetaceans are the ‘masters of sound’ on our planet.  As mammals, they have the same basic array of sensory apparati that we have, but their primary sense uses sound, whereas ours uses light.  They have keen vision similar to ours, but our auditory capacities are quite limited and ‘low bandwidth’ compared to theirs. Another phenomenal ability they have developed is the ability to ‘see with sound.’ We see using ambient (or artificial) light; they are able to ‘see with sound’ using sound that they themselves project, as if we were able to see in the dark using light we projected from our own bodies.  This is much simpler, more efficient, more ‘environmentally friendly’ than using external electrically-powered light sources.

‘Seeing’ with sound in this way is known as‘echo-location’ because it involves projecting a sound then analysing the returning signals which convey information about the local environment, and inspired the development of ‘sonar’ (24) used universally by military, commercial, and recreational marine vessels. 

Moths, bats and other animals are known to ‘echo-locate’ as well, but cetaceans have taken their use of sound…or ‘ultra-sound’ to be more precise…to another level and are able to ‘see inside’ of each others’ bodies!



In addition, they have one or more channels of sound production used for communication purposes.  These sounds, which can be produced simultaneously with ‘echo-location’, occur in an extremely wide frequency bandwidth, ranging from several Hertz (cycles per second) to over 200,000 Hz. Human hearing in general ranges from about 50 Hz to 20,000 Hz.  To us, the small part of this we can actually hear sounds like complex patterns of clicks, whistles, moans, and groans.  The sounds made by hump-back whales sound a lot like singing, or vocal music(25) It’s these channels of sound that would come closest to ‘language’. The sounds they produce don’t come out of their mouth but are projected ahead of them directly through a complex network of bones, tissues and fluids in their heads.  When they attempt to ‘vocalize’ in air, these sounds come out of their blow-holes, through which they breathe.  Bottle-nosed dolphins have gone to extreme lengths to imitate human speech in this way, which is quite extraordinary. (26)

Finally, cetaceans in general possess yet another use of sound, that of sending out a powerful shock-wave or blast that can stun fish and be used as a weapon.

The ancient Greeks, among other cultures, were very familiar with cetaceans, and wrote extensively about how dolphins loved interacting with people and were attracted to and seemed to love music, particularly that of the flute and lyre. (27)

Cetaceans live in a world of sound, where light is often diminished or absent entirely; they can ‘see’ and hear; communicate, even over great distances; navigate, obtain information from their local environment, find food and partners, and protect themselves all using sound in ways that are totally alien to humans.  Yet they can see as well as we can, and can stick their heads out of the water to have a look at the stars…or us.


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Despite many claims to the contrary, we have absolutely no way of ‘decoding’, ‘translating’ or understanding their communications with each other.  Marine biologists excel at behavioural observations, but are totally clueless when it comes to what cetaceans might be thinking, feeling or experiencing.  They don’t use ‘language’ and they don’t ‘talk’ among themselves or with us.  They communicate with highly complex and information-rich sound, but in many other ways as well, that we require complex external technologies even to approximate.  Being mammals on the same planet, their communications probably have a lot in common with ours; having been here ten times longer than us, living in the ocean with no hands in a world of sound, their communications, their entire ‘reality’ may on the other hand be incomprehensibly indecipherable to us in terms of information transfer as commonly understood.

Competent and successful multi-dimensional communication is the foundation of a shared and meaningful ‘consensus reality’ and true ‘mental health’ in humans; respect as fellow beings is a necessary prerequisite to true communication at any level, intra- or inter-species.”

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“I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man’s.”  William Blake

“On Spaceship Earth, there are no passengers:  everyone is crew.”  R. Buckminster Fuller
 

The Health of Trees and the Natural World is Closely Linked to Our Own State of Health

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By Karen Foster

Guest writer for Wake Up World

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” ~ John Muir

As a species, we’re just beginning to recognize that the environment is vital to our health. Evidence is increasing from multiple scientific fields that exposure to the natural environment can improve human health, while the state of the environment’s health affects human health in many different ways.

The air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat are quickly becoming polluted to the point of being unsafe to consume without endangering our well-being. For this reason, the need to reduce acid rain emissions, to stop dumping hazardous wastes, and to slow down deforestation must considered not only from an environmental perspective but also from the perspective of people’s health.

For Geoffrey Donovan, a research forester at the Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Research Station, and his colleagues, the loss of 100 million trees in the eastern and midwestern United States was an unprecedented opportunity to study the impact of a major change in the natural environment on human health…

In an analysis of 18 years of data from 1,296 counties in 15 U.S. states, researchers found that Americans living in areas infested by the emerald ash borer, a beetle that kills ash trees, suffered from an additional 15,000 deaths from cardiovascular disease and 6,000 more deaths from lower respiratory disease when compared to uninfected areas. When emerald ash borer comes into a community, city streets lined with ash trees become treeless.

The researchers analyzed demographic, human mortality, and forest health data at the county level between 1990 and 2007. The data came from counties in states with at least one confirmed case of the emerald ash borer in 2010. The findings — which hold true after accounting for the influence of demographic differences, like income, race, and education — were published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. [source]

Says Donovan:

“There’s a natural tendency to see our findings and conclude that, surely, the higher mortality rates are because of some confounding variable, like income or education, and not the loss of trees. But we saw the same pattern repeated over and over in counties with very different demographic makeups.”

Although the study shows the association between loss of trees and human mortality from cardiovascular and lower respiratory disease, it did not definitively prove a causal link. What is clear, however, is that we can longer neglect the mounting evidence of wasteful and destructive human activities which are undermining the capacity of our planet to provide a secure and hospitable home for all its peoples, both rich and poor.

Human activities have created a technological civilization that is now global in scale and pervasive in its influence on the lives and the prospects of all members of the world community. It has produced a world with stark dichotomies between the benefits enjoyed by the few, and the deprivation and suffering experienced by the majority. The gross imbalances created by the concentration of economic growth in developed nations and the high rates of population growth in developing countries are at the center of the current dilemma.

It’s time we realized that our entire world is a reflection of our health and our interactions with each other, and vice versa. If we refuse to nurture our environment and care for our own planet, what does that say about how we think of ourselves?

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About the author:

Karen Foster  is a holistic nutritionist, avid blogger, with five kids and an active lifestyle that keeps her in pursuit of the healthiest path towards a life of balance.

This article reposted with permission from preventdisease.com.

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