By John Vibes,
In most of the world, the cities and their architecture were not designed with the environmental impact in mind. Until quite recently, humans were unaware of the effect that they had on the environment, but now that our capabilities to cause damage have become so great, the fact has become impossible to ignore.
Experts are finding that there are more efficient and sustainable ways to organize our cities, but there aren’t many real-life examples of these ideas in action. However, an architecture firm based in Milan called Stefano Boeri Architetti is hoping to change that. The firm is working on designs for what they are calling a “nature-infused smart city,” which they hope will provide an example for future sustainable designs.
They are currently bidding for a 557-hectare site in Cancun, Mexico, with the property developer Grupo Karim. It is not certain that they will gain control of the site, as there are also other plans to turn the area into a shopping district. However, if the “Smart Forest City” is picked, it will become the home of up to 130,000 humans, along with 7,500,000 plants.
“Thanks to the new public parks and private gardens, thanks to the green roofs and to the green facades, the areas actually occupied will be given back by nature through a perfect balance between the amount of green areas and building footprint,” a press release said.
If it comes to fruition, the city will be surrounded by a ring of solar panels, which the German company Transsolar has already offered to help out with. There will also be an agricultural field belt that wraps around the center of the city, with a channel of water that will run along the crops to keep them watered.
“In particular, water is a key element in the project: it is gathered at the entrance of the City in a huge basin, where there is also a desalination tower, and it is distributed by a system of navigable canals in the whole settlement up to the agricultural fields belt that surrounds the urban area. A series of water gardens are designed to fight floods as a model for resilient landscapes,” the press release said.
These features are what will make it possible for the city to be entirely energy and food self-sufficient.
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by: Steve St. Angelo,
Due to Mexico’s Ministry of Health issuing an Executive Order for the immediate suspension of non-essential activities until April 30th, the mining industry in the country has now come to an abrupt halt. The mining industry was hoping for an exemption to the Executive Order, but was not granted one. So, companies are now suspending production and putting their mines on care and maintenance.
According to the article on the Mining Journal website, Mexico mining suspension to hit silver supply:
Under the government decree, non-essential activities are to be suspended immediately until April 30.
The decision is expected to have a significant impact on the supply of silver at a time when demand for silver coins is high. Mexico is the world’s largest silver producer at some 23% of world production and produced more than 200 million ounces in 2019, up from 196.6 million ounces in 2018.
With Mexico shutting down its mines, including the continued closure of Peru’s Mining Industry announced on March 15th, nearly 40% of global silver production is offline. Peru’s government stated that the national quarantine would last 15 days. However, we have passed that point, and there is no announcement of a return back to work.
Here are the top ten silver producing countries in the world in 2018:
In 2018, Mexico and Peru accounted for 342 million oz of silver production. If mines in Mexico and Peru remain shut down for a month, that will cut silver production by 28 million oz. So, each month that Mexico and Peru are offline, would reduce silver mine supply by 28 million oz. However, I believe we are going to see more countries shut down their mines for an extended period as the global contagion continues to spread.
Today, Newmont and Pan American Silver announced closures of mines in Mexico. Newmont is now ramping down production at is massive Penasquito Mine, which produced 18 million ounces of silver in 2018:
Also, Pan American Silver announced the shutdown of its La Colorada and Dolores mines in Mexico. These two mines produced 13.3 million ounces of silver in 2019:
As we can see, the mining industry is now being shut down due to the global contagion. It will be interesting to see when Peru’s government announces a return to work policy. Again, it has been more than 15 days since Peru announced a national quarantine with no indication yet of a return to work.
With Mexico, the largest silver producing country in the world now on lockdown, the collapse of global silver mine supply is underway. The shutdown of silver mines throughout the world is taking place when investors are buying a record amount of physical silver bullion. This has now become a PERFECT STORM for the silver price going forward.
“Europe’s last dictator” least eager to make his country easy pickings for IMF/UN servitude
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has expressed concerns over how powerful nations and interests may try to use the coronavirus pandemic to reshape the world to their own advantage.
“I once asked the question: is this pandemic, this coronavirus, a man-made phenomenon? I don’t know the answer yet, but I have my suspicions. Are politicians and others using this situation for their own purposes? You and I both know the answer to that question. You already see how it is used today…Doesn’t it seem to you that the powerful forces of the world would like to remake the world, without a ‘war’ (Emmanuel Macron has already called it a war), through this so-called ‘corona-psychosis’, or ‘info-demic’? Many people are asking: ‘what will happen after the pandemic?’” Lukashenko said, speaking to Mir TV in an interview airing Friday.
Lukashenko has insisted that Belarus’s economy continue to operate as normal, even if this means risks to his political popularity, saying he could imagine what would happen to the country after the pandemic is over if it were to shut down.
“What will happen to us? Other countries will survive. Russia has oil and gas which the world including China needs. China is a huge, powerful economy. America has the [dollar] printing press – they’ve thrown in $2 trillion and plan to spend $2 trillion more. My friend [UN Secretary-General] Antonio Guterres, a sincere man, has proposed printing money worth ten percent of global GDP. Even as things are the dollar is gradually losing its value, and here it will just drop, giving rise to inflation. Where we will come out of this with our [Belarusian] ruble we know,” the president explained.
“Moreover, who will receive these $20 trillion? Where will this money end up? Will it not be a case of the rich getting richer, while the poor get poorer? I think it will.”
“We’ve been pushed to shut down and sit and eat through the small reserves we have. Even in Russia it cannot be said that its currency reserves are so large,” Lukashenko said.
“And then, having printed out this 10 percent of global GDP, those who stay on their feet will come to us and say ‘here is a little for you, but now you will do what we say’. That’s how the world can be reshaped,” he warned.
The president noted that he has no doubt that the world will be a different place when the pandemic ends. His main concern now is what place Belarus will have in this new world.
Belarus has 351 confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection to date, as well as 4 fatalities.
The country has rejected broad coercive restrictions to fighting the virus, preferring a strategy of pinpoint measures [of focusing resources where they are the most needed instead of spreading them thin!] including quarantine for people with the virus and testing anyone coming into contact with them.
Belarus’s factories and farms remain open, as do educational institutions, shops, restaurants and other public amenities, and the country has not closed its borders with its Russian neighbor.
The Cloward-Piven strategy is an 8-step plan designed in 1966 by hardcore anti-America Liberal Socialists Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven that called for overloading the U.S. public welfare system in order to precipitate a crisis that would lead to a replacement of the welfare system with a new national system. Here is their plan, look at it and tell me if you see anything it mentions that might be happening right now. This is not conspiracy theory, I am asking you to exercise some intelligent, critical thinking.
By Geoffrey Grider,
The Cloward-Piven strategy is an 8-step plan designed in 1966 by hardcore anti-America Liberal Socialists Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven that called for overloading the U.S. public welfare system in order to precipitate a crisis.
This article you are reading is the 7,629th article I have written since Now The End Begins came online 10 years ago, and it is perhaps the hardest one I’ve ever had to write, so I want you to pay close attention to what I have to say. It is going to present to you a very, very hard truth to swallow, but it is truth nonetheless. What is happening right now in America is something we have long written about coming to pass one day, it began under Obama but didn’t fully complete. It is now happening under Trump, why is he not stopping it?
“This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth: and this is the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations. For the LORD of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it? and his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?” Isaiah 14:26,27 (KJB)
Back when Barack Obama was president, one of the things we said he was attempting to do was to destroy the American economy with something called the Cloward-Piven strategy. It is an 8-step plan designed in 1966 by hardcore anti-America Liberal Socialists Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven that called for overloading the U.S. public welfare system in order to precipitate a crisis that would lead to a replacement of the welfare system with a new national system. Here is their plan, look at it and tell me if you see anything it mentions that might be happening right now. This is not conspiracy theory, I am asking you to exercise some intelligent, critical thinking. Ready? Here it is:
The Cloward-Piven Strategy To Collapse America:
- Healthcare– Control healthcare and you control the people. HAPPENING NOW
- Poverty – Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live. HAPPENING NOW
- Debt – Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty. HAPPENING NOW
- Gun Control – Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government. That way you are able to create a police state. HAPPENING NOW
- Welfare – Take control of every aspect of their lives. (Food, Housing, and Income) HAPPENING NOW
- Education – Take control of what people read and listen to us“ take control of what children learn in school. ALREADY DONE
- Religion – Remove the belief in the God from the Government and schools. ALREADY DONE
- Class Warfare – Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take (Tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor. HAPPENING NOW
Right now, steps 1-5 and 8 are being executed right now in how our government is reacting to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, with steps, 6 and 7 already having been implemented since 2008. The American economy is being split into pieces right now by the combination of a $2 trillion dollar bailout with more coming, Americans under stay-at-home orders, and with more people right now on unemployment in two weeks of the coronavirus crisis than in the second year of the Great Depression of 1929.
California Gov. Newsom says that coronavirus is an opportunity to create a new "progressive era.”
"We see this as an opportunity to reshape the way we do business and how we govern."
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 2, 2020
Now Dr. Fauci is saying that the stay-at-home order will not be lifted until there are “zero new cases”? How can that be? That would take many months to reach that number, how can that be? It only makes sense when you look at steps 2 and 3 of the Cloward-Piven strategy. Our government is telling us to stay at home, that 100,000 people will die in the first two weeks of April, yet for that to come true America would have to have 500% more fatalities from coronavirus that all the deaths recorded anywhere around the world since the COVID-19 outbreak began. That is simply not true and it is simply not possible. No, my friends, what we are seeing is the implementation of the Cloward-Piven 8 Step Plan to crash the American economy, and it is happening right before our very eyes.
America as we know it cannot and will not survive a 3-month lockdown, it will fall and there is no question about that. Jobless claims as of today, have surged to 6.6 million people, listen to what the people at Market Watch are saying, it will shock you to your core:
“THERE ARE NO PARALLELS FOR THE PANDEMIC FUELED SLOWDOWN THAT THE U.S. ECONOMY IS CURRENTLY CONTENDING WITH, AND THAT IS FORCING ECONOMISTS LIKE THOSE OF BANK OF AMERICA GLOBAL RESEARCH TO FORECAST A DECIDEDLY GRIMMER OUTLOOK FOR THE AMERICAN ECONOMY THAN THEY OFFERED JUST TWO WEEKS AGO. THE BOFA RESEARCHERS ON THURSDAY SAID THE COMING RECESSION “APPEARS TO BE DEEPER AND MORE PROLONGED THAN WE WERE LED TO BELIEVE JUST 14 DAYS AGO WHEN WE LAST UPDATED OUR FORECASTS, NOT JUST IN THE US BUT GLOBALLY AS WELL. AS MARKETWATCH REPORTS THE SCALE OF THE SHUTDOWNS OF BUSINESS IN FORCE, INTENDED TO HELP MITIGATE THE SPREAD OF THE DEADLY PATHOGEN, IS UNPRECEDENTED AND IS HAVING A SUBSTANTIAL NEGATIVE IMPACT ON THE LABOR MARKET AND THE BROADER ECONOMY.” READ MORE
Those numbers, unlike the numbers from Dr. Fauci are not speculative they are actual numbers as of the date of this article. Speaking of Dr. Fauci, listen as he tells us that there is no foreseeable end to the stay at home lockdown of the American economy. You see how bad things have become in just two weeks, imagine where we will be in 3 months. This is the implementation of the Cloward-Piven 8 Step Plan to crash the American economy, and it is working beautifully.
Fauci Says Lockdown Will Continue Until There Are No “New Cases” of Coronavirus
FROM SUMMIT NEWS: During yesterday’s White House briefing, Fauci, who has become the face of America’s response to the coronavirus, was asked by a reporter whether social distancing measures will be imposed until there is a drug or vaccine to treat COVID-19.
“I think if we get to the part of the curve that Dr. Birx showed yesterday when it goes down to essentially no new cases, no new deaths at a period of time. I think it makes sense that you will have to relax social distancing,” Fauci said. “The one thing we hopefully would have in place, and I believe we will have in place, is a much more robust system to be able to identify someone who was infected, isolate them and then do contact tracing,” he added.
Fauci said that we can start to "relax" social distancing once there are "no new cases, no deaths." Is it just me or is that completely batshit insane? That would keep us in a lockdown for many months or years. And if the virus becomes endemic, forever. How can that be the plan?
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) April 2, 2020
The prospect of there ever being zero new coronavirus cases appears to be a very long way off, leading some to question if Fauci was asking Americans to adopt social distancing indefinitely, or at least until a vaccine is available.
- “Fauci said that we can start to “relax” social distancing once there are “no new cases, no deaths.” Is it just me or is that completely bats*** insane?” asked Matt Walsh. “That would keep us in a lockdown for many months or years. And if the virus becomes endemic, forever. How can that be the plan?”
- “No kidding. We would need to assume that any vaccine would be immediately available, 100% effective, 100% of the population has access to it, and 100% of the population takes it,” commented another respondent.
- “Sounds like they’ll eventually have to keep us “temporarily” locked in our homes. No cars on the road. No people at stores or gas stations, and the national guard will start leaving a box of food on our doorsteps every 3 days. And everyone will be ok with it,” added another.
Italy is already experiencing looting and civil unrest as a result of lockdown measures. Experts have suggested that this could be a massive problem everywhere if authorities attempt to quarantine entire countries for too long. READ MORE
The Cloward-Piven Strategy Began In 2009 Under Obama
As I have told you, the Cloward-Piven plan to collapse the American economy first began under President Obama, as you will see here in this program by Glenn Beck from 2009. But for whatever reason, Obama and his minions were not able to fully implement Cloward-Piven. We thought we dodged a bullet with the election of Trump in 2016, so why are we seeing what Obama started now being thrust upon us? This video will fully explain the Cloward-Piven strategy to you, and when you understand it, you will understand what you are watching happen right now with the coronavirus outbreak. I highly urge you to watch all of these videos, educate yourself. Understand what is truly happening right now.
Fauci Says America May Be On Lockdown For Months
Record Numbers Of Jobless Claims As Of Today
More good news? Citizen reporters go & do what the media won’t!
Magenta Pixie is right on point!
This meditation was our most successful meditation ever! The critical mass has been reached many times over, with over 1 million people meditating. To properly evaluate such a huge achievement some time is needed, and a full report will be posted within two weeks.
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Victory of the Light!