China sets roadmap for green agriculture

By Bai Yang    16:48, October 20, 2017

Twenty-five to 30 ducks are deployed per mu at an organic rice base in Baiquan county in the city of Qiqihaer in Northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province. The nutritious, fast-growing fowl are active runners. (Photo: Heilongjiang Daily)

China released guidelines on green development in agriculture this month, setting zero growth in the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides as one goal. The roadmap came amid increasing demand for organic products and charted a course for green agriculture.

Actually, rice farmers in Northeast China’s Jilin Province already started to test the waters: Deploying ducks to grow healthier food.

People in Huinan county, southeast of the province, raised 5,000 ducks in rice fields feeding them on grass and prawns. Through this approach and assisted by manual weeding, chemical pesticides were no longer needed.

“I raise 5 kilos of river crabs in every mu of rice paddy,” said Huinan rice grower Zhang Mingjiang, referring to the unique Chinese mainland measure of a field equivalent to about 667 square meters. Zhang has put crabs into about 8.5 hectares.

“They eat grass, eliminating the use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers,” he said. “The new growth method can generate 2,000 yuan ($303) more than simply growing rice.”

An ecological rice garden in the South China village of Guzhou, Suichuan county of the city of Jian, Jiangxi Province. The rice-duck farming mode originated in southern China. (Photo: Guangdong Province green agriculture development center website)

More farmers in Jilin have started to raise ducks, crabs, mud fish or crawfish after the province rolled out its rice-fish farming mode with the aim of building a brand image.

The scientific farming mode has not only produced healthier rice but also generated extra profit. By the end of 2016, Jilin had some 691,000 hectares of farmland producing organic, unpolluted agricultural produce.

China is focusing more on quality of agriculture in a bid to satisfy rising domestic demand for green and organic food.

The guidelines on green development in agriculture are the first to set goals for conservation of resources and environmental protection. The country should maintain a certain area of arable land and prevent land quality from worsening, according to the document.

The guidelines rule against excessive exploitation of groundwater. And the document targets zero growth in chemical fertilizers, pesticides alongside the comprehensive use of straw, animal waste and agricultural plastic film.

A farmer harvests rice and collects crabs in Hengshan district of the city of Yulin in northwest China’s Shaanxi Province. (Photo: Hengshan District People’s Government website)

To guarantee better implementation, the goals were categorized into specific objectives set to be accomplished by 2020 and long-term goals by 2030.

Han Changfu, Minister of Agriculture, said it is the country’s first document about green agriculture that sets the roadmap and timetable for the development of the sector.

Over the past five years, China has made great strides in the process of agricultural modernization, with grain output having surpassed 600 million tons and vegetable and fruit production having exceeded 700 million.

But the agricultural sector remains resource-intensive, with pollution and ecological degradation yet to be contained. The supply of high-quality, green farm produce needs to increase to satisfy growing demand, the document explains.

http://en.people.cn/n3/2017/1020/c90000-9282760.html

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Blacklist, Monsters Among US

14.10.2017 Author: Gordon Duff

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Hundreds of thousands travel freely among us, some even live as our neighbors, teach in our schools, borrow from our banks. They are war criminals, they have murdered, raped, run narcotics, been involved in arms and sex trafficking and are, in some cases, honored as heroes.

Who are these individuals, those brutalized by war, those who murder children, who wipe out villages, who arm and aid ISIS or run heroin out of Afghanistan? Who are those who have strafed the beaches of Gaza, gunning down running children or driven bulldozers over huddling families? Let us take a quick look.

Today the US is considering blacklisting the Iranian Republican Guards who have been fighting ISIS for years. This is Trump of course, infamous fraudster whose endless coffers have silenced dozens, even hundreds of sex assault victims. He is the “decider.”

When I served in Vietnam as a Marine, I expected to be blacklisted from travel after returning. Units I served with were accused of murdering civilians and some of those I served with abused civilians though when I was present, I physically intervened on more than one occasion. As a low ranking non-commissioned officer, I couldn’t be everywhere and the orders to kill civilians came from the top, from Annapolis grads who stressed body counts and not asking embarrassing questions. Thus, I was surprised when I was never questioned, never put under prohibition, never asked to account for my actions where millions of innocents had been slaughtered.

I see not just the same thing today, I see so much worse. There is no question that the US is involved in, as with Vietnam, pushing brutal dictatorships on freedom loving people around the world. We did it in Afghanistan, we did it in Iraq, we tried it in Syria and by my own accounts we are still aiding ISIS, still trying to subject millions to brutal slavery.

We are doing it in nation after nation, perhaps in every nation.

How many Americans are involved? It used to be only military. Now contractors are involved, tens of thousands, up to 400,000, some American paid, some paid by Saudis or big corporations. They operate everywhere, stealing oil and minerals, running human slaves, overseeing the world’s drug trafficking, all fully partnered with governments, able to move at will across any border, running private airlines, running torture prisons, concentrations camps, leaving behind endless mass graves of their victims and no questions asked.

Then there are the insidious tech companies, something we will get into later, who set a new standard of evil.

Long ago, America turned a blind eye to those who choose to fight for Israel. The big lie, that Israel had been attack by Arabs in 1967, sent so many to train and fight, not knowing the whole thing a farce, fiction and propaganda.

Decades later, Americans train in Israel, they come back like Jonathan Pollard, one of thousands, to spy on America, to continue to serve their “foreign princes,” as long prohibited by the constitution. While in Israel, they ethnically cleanse, they man sniper towers, they bulldoze homes or, less well known, they train ISIS, supply them with intelligence and even command their units in the field.

When they return to the US, their crimes are honored, never punished and their clear violation of US law forgiven, never questioned even if, as is suspected to be the case, they continue to serve a foreign master while enjoying American citizenship.

For others, the “contractors,” American trained military serve around the world for a series of criminals and despots, engaged in unspeakable brutality for fat paychecks. Worst of all is Erik Prinz, now candidate for US Senate in Wyoming, whose Blackwater Group in its various guises has been the worse of the worst.

Each nation has their mercenaries, their war criminals, those who recruited ISIS fighters from 80 nations, who gave them travel papers, who supplied their modern American weapons, who protected them and their businesses.

ISIS partnered with a dozen governments, Turkey, Jordan, Ukraine, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the UAE, Romania, Bulgaria, Azerbaijan Georgia, India, Britain, Germany, Poland and others.

The American planes that supplied air cover for ISIS, where are those pilots? The Israeli and Turkish pilots as well? Who flew the helicopters that moved ISIS from place to place? Who sold them the Raytheon missiles? How were they delivered?

When ISIS stole entire factories and billion in antiquities, who marketed it all, who profited, who ran the London auction houses?

Who sent 12,000 oil trucks, more than half formerly licenses for American roads, to Iraq and Syria to move oil for ISIS? Did anyone ever suspect that ISIS was also Exxon, BP, Haliburton or Bechtel? We did.

Let’s talk about the Kurds who guarded the ISIS oil trucks as they loaded and drove through the capitol of Erbil and through Kurdish held Duhoc right into Turkey? Everyone involved is a terrorist, why are none of them blacklisted?

Americans who served in Afghanistan all saw the drug traffic there, watched the poppy fields planted, the fertilizer and irrigation projects by USAID that addicted and killed millions around the world. Where did the money go?

When the Panama Papers was published, why were records of the drug money included, money that included dozens of top US officials along with the few listed in Pakistan?

There are darker secrets, trade in nuclear material, in secret German submarines, looted economies, phony banks, real stories a hundred times worse than internet rumors, all true, all easily proven.

How about the spying going on, not just the monoliths of Google and Facebook, the real Mossad and CIA, a thousand times worse. What they do on a daily basis would make Orwell choke on his understatement.

When can we blacklist them, loot their stolen riches, return the freedoms taken, restore human rights, human privacy and freedom of thought?

Why don’t we begin in earnest? Blacklisting is hardly enough.
https://journal-neo.org/2017/10/14/blacklist-monsters-among-us/

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Vegas shooting: real vs. fake

 

October 6, 2017

These are a few observations leading to a hypothesis.

First, there is a video, taken at ground level, of a man going from victim to victim lying on the ground at the concert. He is checking their pulses, asking if they’re all right, calling for medical help. Notice the color of the blood on the ground and on the victims. It is a quite bright red. Would real bloodstains on the ground be that color, or would they be darker?

Next, there is the matter of how Stephen Paddock, the accused shooter, brought 23 weapons and ammo into the Mandalay Hotel and up to his suite.

He was a well-known high-stakes gambler. Hotel personnel surely knew him. They knew he lived in the Vegas area. Yet there he is with a number of suitcases—or over the course of a few days, he appears in the lobby with another suitcase or two each time.

These hotels are security-conscious to the max. No suspicion was aroused? And Paddock risked exposure to take weapons he would never use up to his suite?

Did Paddock bring in the weapons through another hotel entrance with the help of staff? Was this part of the operation an inside job?

Did he actually bring in all these weapons? Or was his hotel suite staged as a prop by others? Was it set up as a showcase for gun-control advocates who, after the fact, would push for new restrictive laws?

The photos of the hotel suite—when were they taken? In the immediate aftermath of the shooting? Where are the hundreds or thousands of shell casings that would have been ejected from the weapon(s)? The photos of the floor show very little brass. My understanding is these casings would have been quite hot. Where are all the burn marks on the carpet and furniture and walls?

This whole “hotel suite” scenario is very murky and needs much more investigation.

There are cell-phone videos taken at ground level at the concert, while you can hear automatic gunfire. A reader brings up an interesting point. Many of these shots would miss human targets. Instead, they would hit solid objects and either remain embedded or bounce. Where are the loud sounds, on the videos, of ricochets—not just a few sounds, but many.

Now here is a hypothesis. Obviously, it applies to more than just the Vegas shooting. In SOME of these events, we see a MIX of fake and real happenings. There are real victims and fake victims. This confusion and conflation of the fake and the real stimulate different and opposing lines of independent investigation.

Some say all the victims are fake. Others say all the victims are real. Both viewpoints tend to generalize from a few sets of facts.

The result? This is perfect for those who are actually behind the operation in the shadows, who want to engender false trails and dead ends and “unsolvable” anomalies.

And conflict among independent researchers who, after all, are the only real threat to the party line.

“Look, here is a group of obvious crisis actors. They’re fakes. Therefore, the whole event is a fake.”

“Here are real victims. Therefore, the whole event is real. There was nothing fake about it.”

Then, on top of this, the mainstream press, in its usual fashion, cherry picks the most far-out “conspiracy theories,” presents them, and says: “Look how ridiculous ALL these people are who question the official investigation.” Another generalization. A way to discredit all independent researchers.

When you think about it, the hypothesis I’m presenting is not strange at all. What do major media news broadcasts do? They mix real facts and fake facts. This is SOP. They mix and stir and derive bizarre conclusions that mislead the public.

“Real or fake” is not always the correct formulation, although that is what many people want to decide. “It must be black or white, yes or no, this or that.” We’re looking at a trap, we’re looking at many minds disposed to function in this fashion.

In certain cases, it can be “real and fake.”

And when it is, and when it’s intentional, it confuses people and they throw up their hands and walk away.

Which is the desired effect.

“Was the whole thing real or fake? I have to know.”

It was both.

https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2017/10/06/vegas-shooting-real-vs-fake/

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