The Tigers are vanishing

After having interviewed a WWF representative recently, it was brought to light, the dwindling population and situation of our beloved cats here in Asia.
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The Amur Tiger, also abbreviated as the Siberian Tiger were once often found roaming throughout the far east of Russia, northern China & along the Korean peninsula. Hunting had been the sport for the ruthless poachers who bloodthirstily seeked game. The poor tigers were driven to the brink of extinction…Today, with gratified thanks to Russia, it’s becoming of the first country of the world to grant the subspecies full protection, had been caringly boosting the numbers back up from a mere 40. The population of the ‘Panthera tigris altaica consists of roughly 540 cats, having them often weighing in around 396-660 pounds.

Forests habitats are at risk due to logging, conversion to agriculture, urban expansion, mining, road construction, fires & inadequate law enforcement. The ferocious felines have been restricted to the Sikhote-Alin range in Primoski and Khabarovsk provinces of the Far East. These tigers actually own the largest home range of any tiger subspecies, having to roam far and wide because of the low-prey density in the area. They currently represent the largest unfragmented tiger population in the world.
It goes to show there aren’t really many of these pussycats around anymore.

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Did you know that tiger bones and teeth are used for human facial products & medicine?

Tiger skin is often sold off and traded for carpets, rugs & furniture.

Every week, a wildlife ranger gets shot in action thanks to poachers hunting for game.

World Wildlife Foundation is doing everything possible in their power and means to put a halt to humans endangering other land animal species on our still vibrantly life harbouring planet.
Monitoring populations. Protecting habitats. Increasing Tiger prey. Advocating for improved legislation. Raising Public awareness.

If you wish to make a one time donation to our cause or support the WWF on a monthly basis, you may use the following links:-
https://support.worldwildlife.org/site/Donation2?df_id=12670&12670.donation=form1&s_src=AWS1706OQ18316A01355RX&_ga=2.103224384.1778495705.1517114360-143845139.1517114360 // https://thysymposium.com/help-fund-the-site

Article sourced from Worldwildlife.org
Written by Yoji Amashiro

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Aliens Exist? Mysteries beginning to unfold

This former American astronaut confessed about his knowledge of top-secret classified information regarding the Cold War and Extraterrestrial life on Earth.

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Edgar Mitchell, former NASA astronaut, was the sixth human being to set foot on the moon during the Apollo mission in 1971. He devoted the remaining years of his life to the unconventional scientific study of extraterrestrial life after his retirement.

Edgar Mitchell passed away at the age of 85, in Florida, United States of America. But before he moved on, he revealed during an interview with Mirror Online, a British newspaper, that ‘Peace-loving aliens’ had played a part in preventing a nuclear war between mankind’s military forces. They had apparently visited the Earth during the Cold War.
“The extraterrestrials were trying to prevent war by helping create peace on Earth. he said. He also added that, “My own experience talking to people has made it clear the ETs had been attempting to keep us from going to war and help to create peace on Earth.”

He had specifically pinpointed UFOs on being sighted in military bases all across the globe. “I spoke with several Air Force officers who worked in these bases during the Cold War. They told me that UFOs were frequently seen and that they were able to deactivate their missiles. Other officials on the Pacific Coast said their missiles were frequently shot down by alien ships. There was a lot of activity in those days.” he revealed.

According to the NASA astronaut, the US government never spared resources when hiding all types of information on such incidents. Till the final moments of 1974, a National Security Act was signed, thereby prohibiting the disclosure of any information on UFO sightings.
“White sands was a testing ground for atomic weapons – those were what the extraterretrials were interested in. They wanted to know about our military capabilities. said Mitchell.

NASA had responded to Dr.Mitchell’s accusations in the past by saying: – “NASA does not track UFOs. NASA is not involved in any sort of cover-up about alien life on this planet or anywhere on this universe.”

Does this kind of information bother you?
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It has been greatly speculated that UFOs and extraterrestrials are highly interested in our Nuclear technological capabilities and atomic weapons. But why are the government agencies trying to hide this from us?
Below are some videos to help you to further alleviate your curiosity.

Article written by Yoji Amashiro
Sourced from Mirror Online

Musk accidentally tweets his phone number to 16.7m folllowers

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Elon Musk gave his 16.7 million Twitter followers what he meant to send to the chief technology officer of virtual-reality company Oculus: his phone number.

“Do you have a sec to talk? My cell is …” Musk wrote from his account to John Carmack, the CTO of Facebook-owned Oculus. The Tesla chief executive officer quickly deleted the post.

A call placed to the number that Musk tweeted went to voicemail and played a message from the video game God of War.

“By the Gods you’ve done it,” the message intones. “Somehow you’ve found your way here to me. I offer you my congratulations and my respect.”

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The tweet invited speculation that Musk, 46, may have been trying to recruit Carmack or was seeking ways for Oculus to cooperate with any of the many businesses he runs.

Those include the electric-car maker Tesla, rocket company SpaceX, artificial intelligence researcher OpenAI, brain-computer interface developer Neuralink and tunnel digger The Boring Company.

Elon Musk quickly deleted the post which included his phone number.

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Elon Musk quickly deleted the post which included his phone number.

A Facebook spokeswoman said Carmack doesn’t plan to leave the company. Representatives for Tesla and Space Exploration Technologies didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.

Virtual and augmented reality are playing significant roles in the development of autonomous cars. Engineers for companies including Alphabet’s Waymo are turning to simulation platforms to test and train their self-driving systems that are being primed to navigate vehicles as well as – or ideally better than – human drivers.

Before diving into virtual reality, Carmack built a company that attempted to make a craft for suborbital space tourism.

After spending millions, he shuttered it in 2013. Still, he’s maintained an interest in the sector and has interacted with Musk over Twitter before.

Truth in Fiction

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We must become the change we wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi.
One of the many wise quotes from a distinguished leader of the Indian Independence movement in British-rule India in the 1940s. Gandhi led India to independence and inspired Civil rights movements and freedom across the World.

 

“We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in your hands to make a difference.” – Nelson Mandela. He was the first elected Chief Executive of South Africa, in a fully representative democratic election. With his leadership, his government focused on demolishing the legacy of the system of segregation or discrimination on the grounds of race, through tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation.

 

These are the people who we have looked towards for some form of leadership, in the past, to ignite changes within systems that are flawed. There are many more in the past that have risen to the occasion and have made an impact on our current lives and reality. Yet, there is still a disparity that lies hidden within the unseen cracks of our current economic systems and governments. The leaders we have currently tend to be modest in the changes that are put forth compared to those in our history books. Mostly within the subject of economic and military growth. Below are some known examples of our current leaders’ speeches on growth:

 

1. President Obama elaborating on his budget and inviting people to take action.

2. Prime Minister of the United Kingdom speech on transforming British economy.

3. Speech by the Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Leong, at the Economic Society of Singapore Annual Dinner.

4. Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli delivering a speech at the conference, vowing to push forward with China’s “New Formal” growth model.

 

As you can see, these speeches are mostly about the economy and the country’s growth. So why is economic growth so important to us?

 

Economic growth has been presented to be essential for each and every one of us surviving in this current time. It has been deemed important to acquired more wealth accompanied by the growing consumption everyone has in most countries. This allows businesses and corporations to grow and prosper exponentially. This relates to growth in the output of the economy as a whole. Currently, growth is measured as the difference or change in the gross domestic product of a country over a year. However, good economic growth does not equate to a better standard of living as always intended.

 

I live in Singapore, a small country located in the southernmost region of the continental Asia, which has no natural resources besides its people. Since their independence in 1965 from British rule, Singapore has grown to be a global commerce, financial and transportation hub. In 2014, Singapore was crowned the most expensive city in the world according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). With such luxury like casinos, “low” crime rates, multi-million dollar properties, ever-green parks and a great Business district skyline, many expats and foreigners have resided in this small country which has tremendously impacted and increased the cost of living for the average Singaporean. Despite the high cost of living, I lead a happy, thriving life. I can safely say that with a slightly over-average income, I am able to have a home, water, electricity and some simples vices that makes living here tolerable. However, I cannot say the same for part of the population that work just to survive this increasingly expensive place. Recently, a study has shown that the ‘working poor’ in Singapore are not getting sufficient pay or salary to make ends meet. ‘Working poor’ is defined as a working individual whose income per household member is less than half of the national median per capita household income of Singapore, which stands at SGD $1,920. A survey done on poverty attitudes by the National University of Singapore (NUS) Social Work Department presented that those who need money want to work and that there are jobs available for them. However, it has been reported that there are more than 300,000 Singaporeans and permanent residents who earn less than SGD $1,500 a month (excluding employer CPF contribution) despite working full-time. Read more on this 2013 article here. Here is an article from the Guardian by Warwick Smith on his opinion on economic growth.

 

Simply put, quite a number of people do not prosper while the economy does. It is quite simple. We have been conditioned by our monetary and economic systems, that supports and purports greed rather than growth, to want and yearn more. To have more of something is the societal norm that has encompassed the mind of every individual that has lived in these past years, and will live in the years to come, as these ideas and concepts are built and incorporated into our education system. Competition has been put in place within the structures of growth rather than collaboration or cooperation. We have been made to judge and dream about the redundancies of the materialistic world. We promote greed and jealousy in our advertisement to grow consumption and thus the economy.

 

There are other possibilities of a far better economic and social structures that have been researched and also presented to the world which will abolish war, hunger, poverty, debt and unnecessary human suffering. One of them is called the Venus Project. This was created by an organization that created a feasible plan of action for social change towards a peaceful and sustainable global civilization. It outlines an alternative to strive toward where human rights are no longer a paper proclamations but an actual way of life. They have presented us with many different solutions such as a world economy that is resource based. With this, it utilizes existing resources, rather than money, and provides an equitable method of distributing these resources in the most efficient way, to the entire population. This system requires no use of money, credits, barter or any form of debt or servitude. Other solutions include housing, transportation and energy. The founder, Jacque Fresco, a futurist, inventor and industrial designer, uses the frontier of science, technology and imagination to create an intelligent application of what is available to us. The only limitations are those which we impose upon ourselves.

 

Think of all the human suffering that can be eradicated. Think of all the unnecessary famine, war, deaths and destruction that undoubtedly follow in our current plans for economic greed and power. The Venus project alone shows the very possibility of a new way of life. Rather than just to survive, we can thrive and develop a new world where every single individual can live and prosper. However, we need to change our current mindsets and some parts of our beliefs that have been instilled to indoctrinate us to the current structures of society and culture. We need change on an individual level first before the world can change. We need people to explain and lead us forward and inflict creativity and open-mindedness, towards these changes that will have to take place in order for each and every one of us to thrive.

 

Where are these people or leaders?

 

They are available anywhere, but do not look for them in the next political campaigns or in the current government. These ‘leaders’ are nothing but fictional characters that are invented by creative people to address the rising conflict between truth and lies within our reality. With many mainstream media and entertainment industries being owned by corporations, information tends to be exaggerated and sometimes, even fabricated to present the population with only the truth of what these powers want you to believe and not. It seems that politics and mainstream media are more about fiction than facts. We live in the age of technological advancements and with the easy access of information available to the common man, we hold the ability to research on a certain subject. With all these information available in an array of platforms and avenues, the truth is just an accepted perception of the conscious mind. In today’s context, fiction has become a primary point on which the journey towards truth will start. In many books, TV series and movies, truth has been portrayed as a kind of camouflage that can only be detected by the curious mind. Below are some examples of truth in fiction:

 

1. Known by most as “the most honest 3 minutes in television history”, this is an HBO TV series called the ‘Newsroom’ starring Jeff Daniels. The character Daniels plays is Will McAvoy, a news anchor. In this scene, he answered a question asked by a student, “Can you say why America is the greatest country in the world?”. Great answer!

 

2. The Matrix. This movie provides a great representation of exactly what we are to the Elite of the world; batteries. It also shows the possibilities of an individual once they have awakened and escape the matrix. Your mind is the only limit.

 

3. Lord of War is a movie, starring Nicolas Cage, about an arms dealer confronting the morality of his work. It shows the Government’s prominent role in the distribution and sales of weapons and how they cover up the distribution and uses it to promote violence and fear throughout the world.

 

4. Blood Diamond is a movie that sheds light on the hardship and corruption incurred in a certain part of the world to provide trivial luxuries to people in developed countries. It also shows how the truth is being kept and hidden from people who keep the diamond industry intact through value and praise.

 

Well, it may not be hard facts, but there are some truths in them. Do not even get me started on the symbolism that are found in these shows. The best part is, there are many more just waiting for you to search on or stumble upon. Remember to always be wary and keep an open mind on the meanings and hidden messages in these shows. The most important thing you can do is to share these information. Share your opinions and comments with others so we can learn different perspectives that will ultimately lead us to unveil the real truth. Below are some of my favourite finds of great videos that will intrigue, fascinate and motivate you to strive for truth and change.

 

1. George Carlin – The American Dream

 

2. V for Vendetta – The Revolutionary Speech

 

3. My ultimate favourite, The Great Dictator (1940) – The Greatest Speech Ever

 

Written by Fariq Yusoff
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Saving Mother Earth

Are we using today’s best technologies and using the Earth’s resources efficiently?

There are tons of ways to produce energy from a scientific point of view. As we all know, energy, cannot be destroyed and can only be transferred or transformed into another form of energy. In today’s modern society, one of the most commercial energy sources is electricity.

Solar power is produced by collecting sunlight and converting it into electricity. This is done by using solar panels, which are large flat panels made up of many individual solar cells. It is most often used in remote locations, although it is becoming more popular in urban areas as well. This page contains articles that explore advances in solar energy technology.

 

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In current science today, we are up to date with the latest technology that is provided by our brainstorming scientists and plethora of researchers. Nikolai Tesla was one of the few geniuses who discovered the power of electricity and free energy. However, the more famously known Thomas Edison was the one who commercialized and made electrical energy available to the rest of the world. This was a historic moment of human existence on Earth, regarding the debate and battles of controversy between what we may know today as ‘free energy’ and ‘coal-powered electrical energy.’

There are tons of other sources of energy on our dear planet, however, it is an obvious sign that many of our resources are depleting. This is due to over usage and wastage in excess of these energy sources. Carbon, also known as CO2, is the base of all things living and non-living on Earth is the main source. World carbon emissions are over the top now as we continue to use fossil fuels, oil & gas, coal and more.

Below is a graph chart to depict the numbers per metric ton.

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As you can see above, the numbers keep rising and rising as we continue to grow and evolve as one race and together as carbon based lifeforms. Getting worried now?

Here’s how we can help contribute to saving the planet by reducing our carbon footprints.

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

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If you live in a big city, chances are that you are not committing all the aforementioned steps for reducing your carbon footprint, assuming you are not a peace and love kinda hippie from the 70s. I am also guilty as charged, doing my very best to contribute in a positive manner towards our planet. Let’s work towards our common goal of preserving our resources and lifeforms in this beautiful world that we share!

P.S. Keen to find out more about how humans came to life on Planet Earth?
Visit here to find out.

 

Article written by Yoji Amashiro

Medical Marijuana & Cannabis Oil

The Medicinal Properties Of Medical Marijuana

Mary Jane, Ganja, Herb, Hemp, Cannabis or more commonly known as Marijuana, has been known to be grown and used for literally thousands of years. Newly found evidence shows that consumption of Cannabis has been dated back to the 850 BC. It is a plant that is indigenous to Central and South Asia. Throughout history it has been made known to mankind as a recreational drug and all-in-one purpose plant. In India, babas or sadhus partake in the consumption of Cannabis as an entheogen – spiritually, shamanic and religiously. There are a wide range of religious conceptions involving the plant. In modern culture, pro-marijuana movements such as the Rastafari have been introducing and spreading awareness about the sacred plant.
In the more recent times, many scientific studies clearly show that Cannabis, or just simply Marijuana, has medicinal properties. Moreover, it has been introduced to modern day societies, tolerably making them legally available in countries such as the US, North Korea, Uruguay and has been decriminalised in several other countries spread across the globe.

There have been lots of skeptics and pro-marijuana activists arguing and forging the road to 100% legality. As more and more people are being introduced to the idea..people begin to wonder, if man made booze and god made cannabis, whom do we actually trust?

Here is a short interview by CNN with Tommy Chong, actor from movie series – ‘Cheech And Chong’.
You can find plenty of similar videos, articles, research studies and conventions concerning medicinal marijuana on the net and social media.

Here are a list of some:

  1. http://science.howstuffworks.com/medical-marijuana.htm
  2. http://www.drugpolicy.org/medical-marijuana
  3. http://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/
  4. http://time.com/pot-kids/
  5. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/medical-marijuana/

Please allow yourself to watch this documentary by Rick Simpson about the use of Cannabis and its miracle working, life-saving and mind expanding plant.

If you have a loved one, know anybody who has or have had issues with cancer, glaucoma, arthritis or any other health issues that could be resolved with the use of this god gifted plant, here you will find here useful and enlightening knowledge containing vital information that might just improve or even save a life.

Watch as these cancer cells get killed by THC, the active ingredient in Marijuana.

Perhaps it’s time we continue to nullify and get rid of this purge of disinformation and propaganda that is the notion of ridiculously accepting the use of cannabis.

Take a step back, come forward with an open mind with the intention to learn and seek.
Let’s think about it from a different perspective and attempt to tip over the scales and hop across the border between blind skepticism and the real truth folks!

An Initiative To Legalize Marijuana In California To Appear On Nov. Ballot

BERKELEY, CA – MARCH 25:  One-ounce bags of medicinal marijuana are displayed at the Berkeley Patients Group March 25, 2010 in Berkeley, California.  California Secretary of State Debra Bowen certified a ballot initiative late Wednesday to legalize the possession and sale of marijuana in the State of California after proponents of the measure submitted over 690,000 signatures. The measure will appear on the November 2 general election ballot.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

All credits given to sources taken above.
Written by Yoji Amashiro