Thursday, March 9, 2017

Bees, Butterflies, and Drones

Some people in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, are seeding bee-friendly open space "with native prairie grasses and wildflowers, plants that will both nourish pollinators and prevent invasive weeds from spreading. So far, the initiative has secured $180,000 in funding from the state and the Monarch Research Project, an organization dedicated to restoring monarch butterfly populations and pollinator habitats."

The EcoWatch article tells you how you can "replicate the Cedar Rapids experiment in your own backyard."

A Science article from the American Association for the Advancement of Science reveals that other people are researching whether hummingbird-size drones can replace butterflies and bees.

Both articles are from February 2017.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Neither Clinton nor Trump Belongs in the White House

The media should be talking about redoing certain 2016 US elections and getting rid of candidates linked to fraud in the primaries and general election.

The CIA "story" about Russian involvement is probably spin. If the story were true, would the US declare Hillary Clinton president?

A look at fraud in the primaries hurts the Clinton campaign. Was Hillary Clinton personally involved in the fraud? Working as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton did support a coup in Honduras and change election results in Haiti. A reasonable person, therefore, would not assume Clinton loves representative democracy. A reasonable person would suggest an investigation. Hillary Clinton may be innocent of fraud in the primaries, but she is a suspicious character when it comes to "promoting democracy" in other countries.

Was Donald Trump personally involved in election fraud? If he was not, the US must not turn a blind eye to the fraud committed by Republicans in the 2016 elections.

The Republican Party nominee should not win if his party committed fraud. The Democratic Party nominee should not win if her party committed fraud. And both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump should be disqualified from the role of President of the United States, if they are personally involved in election fraud.

This crisis of "US democracy" will not be helped by electors changing their votes from Trump to another candidate when the Electoral College meets on December 19.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

USAID Media Coverage of Syria?

According to the article that I just read, SMO Media is an Arabic website that covers the Southern Front, a Western-backed Free Syrian Army group. SMO makes propaganda. Who currently works for SMO? According to his LinkedIn profile, Obayda G. Abu Kweder does. As Media Project Manager, he helps make TV reports for SMO.

His certifications suggest that he has some kind of education, training, or work experience in "Governance and Leadership in Democracies" with USAID, the United States Agency for International Development, from June 2013 to present.

Journalist John Pilger says the stories (propaganda) in the mainstream press coming out of Syria are from a jihadist media center funded by USAID and the British government.

I'd like to know how Obayda's experience with USAID helps him at SMO.