Monsanto Buys Climate Corp For $930 Million

Forbes – “Who knew betting on the weather could make a billion dollars? It just did for The Climate Corporation, which underwrites weather insurance for farmers. Monsanto broke the news this morning that it was buying Climate for approximately $930 million. The idea is to sell more data and services to the farmers who already buy Monsanto’s seed and chemicals. Climate (formerly known as Weatherbill) has raised $107 million from a plethora of backers since it began fund raising in 2007. Its biggest investors include Khosla Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Google Ventures, Index Ventures and Founders Fund.

Climate’s cofounders were early Google employees who saw a self-service approach to weather insurance, which had previously been sold in custom, over-the-counter negotiations. Clients go to its site and outline what range of temperatures and/or rainfall they want protection from, for a set period of time. In 100 milliseconds Weatherbill crunches forecasts and 30 years of National Weather Service and geological survey data for the user’s location. After adjusting–minutely–for climate change, Weatherbill names a price and acts as the underwriter. Policy holders get their checks automatically if the weather doesn’t go their way. Originally Climate pitched its insurance to any weather-dependent businesses (farmers, housepainters, golf ranges), but it soon realized its biggest market was in agriculture. “It had the most significant opportunity, the most significant product, and had the greatest impact,” cofounder David Friedberg told Forbes in a 2011 post.

Climate was a strategic pickup for Monsanto’s planned move into services and data. In its release this morning, Monsanto says data science could be a $20 billion revenue opportunity beyond its core business of seeds and chemicals. In the announcement today the company estimated that “the majority of farmers have an untapped yield opportunity of up to 30 bushels to 50 bushels in their corn fields… advancements in data science can help further unlock that additional value for the farm.” Monsanto grossed $13.5 billion in revenue in the year ending August 2012. It earned $3.50 a share last year and is expected to report earnings per share of $4.58 when it reports after the close today.” Full Article Here

CrunchBase- “The Climate Corporation (formerly WeatherBill) helps people and businesses manage and adapt to climate change. The company’s unique technology platform enables the real-time pricing and purchasing of customizable weather insurance using proprietary global weather simulation modeling and local weather monitoring systems.

The company protects the $3 trillion global agriculture industry from the financial impact of adverse weather “the cause of over 90% of crop loss” with fully automated weather insurance products. Unlike traditional insurance, The Climate Corporation’s products pay out automatically based solely on measured weather conditions, requiring no claims process and no waiting for payment.”

 

Wild Weather From Alabama to S. Dakota

Texas Storm Chasers – “Mother Nature will be unleashing all modes of weather tomorrow including blizzard conditions across parts of Wyoming and South Dakota, severe storms with tornadoes possible across parts of Minnesota and Iowa, and a hurricane in the gulf. 

The NWS office in Rapid City, SD has issued a Blizzard Warning in effect for the area from 6am tomorrow until 9am on Saturday.  Snowfall amounts of 6-13 inches are expected in and around the area with some locally higher amounts possible.  Winds with gusts up to 50mph will be possible resulting in extremely compromised visibilities throughout the day tomorrow…

…Ahead of the snow, severe…possibly supercell type thunderstorms are expected to develop across parts of Minnesota and Iowa tomorrow with a chance of a few strong and damaging tornadoes.  The Storm Prediction Center has issued an elevated risk of severe weather tomorrow for southern Minnesota down into northern and central Iowa, with a standard risk extending into Wisconsin and south into parts of Kansas and Oklahoma…And last but not least…we’ve got tropical storm Karen in the gulf that is expected to strengthen into a hurricane by late Friday, and make landfall somewhere near Mobile Alabama by late Saturday…”

Read Full Article & View More Weather Maps At Texas Storm Chasers

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Published on Oct 3, 2013

There is the possibility of isolated tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds Friday, October 4 over portions of northwestern Iowa, southeastern South Dakota, southwestern Minnesota and northeastern Nebraska.

Evergreen Aviation Admits to Chemtrail Contracts With USAF

“Evergreen Industrial Film & Complete Report with Timeline

The video clip I previously had linked to this page was a promotional film released by Evergreen Aviation, displaying its Supertanker spraying all manner of substances from its massive hold. The narrator bragged about the craft’s capabilities, including restoration of plankton in oil-ravaged waters, besides oil spill containment, firefighting and a host of other applications.

Recently, that clip was taken down and all videos uploaded to YouTube referencing Evergreen now only cite the craft’s firefighting capabilities by spraying either water or fire retardant.

However, the supertanker’s other applications remain posted in the “Markets” page on Evergreen’s website, as reported below.”

Published on Jul 30, 2013

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Scientists “Investigate” Geo-engineering Methods

Scientists are only “investigating” some of these ideas, eh? If that is really true then I cannot help but wonder who exactly is behind spraying the sky over my head several times a month? And if the spraying has nothing to do with geo-engineering, then what the hell is the purpose of it? If it is part of the ‘investigating’ then I resent the hell out of possibly being used as a human guinea pig – without my consent and with zero power to opt out of the program.

The sky over S. NM Friday afternoon (April 13,2013)

The sky over S. NM Friday afternoon (April 13,2013)

ABC Science – “Scientists and engineers are now investigating methods to manipulate the Earth’s cloud cover, change the oceans’ chemical composition and blanket the planet with a layer of sunlight-reflecting particles.

Geoengineering — deliberate, large-scale intervention in the climate system designed to counter global warming or offset some of its effects — is commonly divided into two broad classes.

Carbon dioxide removal technologies aim to extract excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it somewhere less dangerous. This approach is a kind of clean-up operation after we have dumped our waste into the sky.

Solar radiation management technologies seek to reduce the amount of sunlight reaching the planet, thereby reducing the amount of energy trapped in the atmosphere of ‘greenhouse Earth’. This is not a clean-up but an attempt to mask one of the effects of dumping waste into the sky, a warming globe.

Diligent contributors to Wikipedia have listed some 45 proposed geoengineering schemes or variations on schemes. Eight or ten of them are receiving serious attention. Some are grand in conception, some are prosaic; some are purely speculative, some are all too feasible; yet all of them tell us something interesting about how the Earth system works.” Full Article

Geoengineering, Runaway Climate Change, And The Poisoning Of Life On Earth (zengardner.com)
The Truth About Geoengineering (lookingbeyondborders.com)
Geoengineering is a dangerous solution to climate change (climate-connections.org)
CFR admits: chemtrails are real (oneworldchronicle.com)
Anyone can geoengineer: should we try to stop them? (theconversation.edu.au)
Top News: Earth-cooling schemes need global sign-off, researchers say (guardian.co.uk)

 

Is the New Madrid Mega Quake Being Engineered?

“With a looming economic collapse, constant threat of false flag events and World War III, and myriad seasonal viruses to call upon to keep the fear machine working overtime, we would be unwise to assume that TPTB will show unending restraint. Nevertheless, if one is prepared for these eventualities, then it becomes less about fear and more about self-empowerment to make personal changes and ensure that we can survive and thrive no matter what they throw at us.”

Nicholas West and Zen Gardner
Activist Post 

Excerpts: “The Powers-That-Be seem to be making a continuous effort to drive a stake right into America’s heart(land). Natural disasters are on the rise, and an increasing amount of evidence is leading to the conclusion that these natural disasters might not be completely natural.

Some already have speculated that we are entering a time of weather and earthquake wars, as the incidence of mega disasters has risen across the world. Is government experimentation simply going awry, or is it being orchestrated on purpose? Are they hiding behind or even amplifying current natural earth changes such as the strong solar cycle and the ongoing magnetic pole shift to accomplish some furtive plot?The hidden hand has always cloaked itself using a wide array of techniques to conceal its divide-and-conquer agenda. By owning the ultimate weapon — the very climate upon which we all depend — entire regions can now be put under a full spectrum of remote control already served up through climate change, economic instability, and the military-surveillance complex brought in under the false threat of terrorism.
Louisiana Sink Hole – Will This Trigger the Big One?

As you peruse the points below and the accompanying illustrations, you’ll see a very clear, seriously dangerous weak spot.
The recent developments with the growing Louisiana sinkhole caving into a potentially massively explosive gas repository also used for nuclear waste storage is something to keep a close eye on and take very seriously.
Will A New Madrid Quake Be Natural, Manipulated, or Both? The Sordid Lead Up To NowLet’s first look at the evidence for the manipulation of natural disasters and the proposed government solutions, then move to the massive preparation undertaken by FEMA indicating that something big is on the way for the area of the New Madrid Fault.

The Evidence of a Plan

Predictive Programming – This is where the groundwork is laid for directing people toward an imagined future. Through books, video games, movies, propaganda placement, and education, the passive receiving of orchestrated information can literally change the future. Elites have always been obsessed with mind control . . . and the best form is that which is the least obvious. The unaware are manipulated and controlled without a single shot being fired, or a single piece of legislation written. However, once one becomes attuned to their methods, it becomes incredibly obvious. Besides the constant bombardment of mega-disaster and end-of-the-world scenarios, including the new madrid mega quake, one prime current example is geoengineering (aka chemtrails). This chemical spraying has now wormed into movies and public places as an example for children toembrace the new normal of planes laying down a tic-tac-toe murky gloom across our skies.

Accept the new manipulated reality and the rest will follow.

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Al Gore Talks About Modifying The Weather

I am certainly no fan of Al Gore’s (or any politrickster for that matter) but couldn’t resist sharing this video since he more or less openly admits that we do indeed have people polluting our air and that due to the side-effects, the efforts to create a ‘sun-canopy’ are harmful to every life form on the planet.

Former vice president Al Gore appeared on Ellen Degeneres’ NBC daytime talk show and admitted that scientists have “proposed” programs intended to “figure out a way to block out the sun,” an effort many argue is already underway via the “chemtrail” program.

FDA Approves 1st GMO Flu Vaccine Containing Reprogrammed Insect Virus

(NaturalNews) A new vaccine for influenza has hit the market, and it is the first ever to contain genetically-modified (GM) proteins derived from insect cells. According to reports, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the vaccine, known as Flublok, which contains recombinant DNA technology and an insect virus known as baculovirus that is purported to help facilitate the more rapid production of vaccines.

According to Flublok’s package insert, the vaccine is trivalent, which means it contains GM proteins from three different flu strains. The vaccine’s manufacturer, Protein Sciences Corporation (PSC), explains that Flublok is produced by extracting cells from the fall armyworm, a type of caterpillar, and genetically altering them to produce large amounts of hemagglutinin, a flu virus protein that enables the flu virus itself to enter the body quickly.

So rather than have to produce vaccines the “traditional” way using egg cultures, vaccine manufacturers will now have the ability to rapidly produce large batches of flu virus protein using GMOs, which is sure to increase profits for the vaccine industry. But it is also sure to lead to all sorts of serious side effects, including the deadly nerve disease Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GSB), which is listed on the shot as a potential side effect.

“If Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) has occurred within six weeks of receipt of a prior influenza vaccine, the decision to give Flublock should be based on careful consideration of the potential benefits and risks,” explains a section of the vaccine’s literature entitled “Warnings and Precautions.” Other potential side effects include allergic reactions, respiratory infections, headaches, fatigue, altered immunocompetence, rhinorrhea, and myalgia.

Full Article on Natural News

 

Monsanto & Venter; The Unholiest Alliance

For those not already familiar with J. Craig Venter, I added links in bold to the article excerpt below that highlight more of his history. I’ll give you a spoiler…he was a huge part of that wonderfully successful BP Oil Spill ‘clean-up’…he created an e-coli based bacteria that eats iron and it was dumped…or was it sprayed?…all across the Gulf of Mexico….*shudders* It eats iron…how much iron is in the human body..? 

Monsanto + Craig Venter…the Ultimate Match Made in Heaven…er, HELL…

UT San Diego - “Monsanto Corp. has acquired part of a La Jolla agricultural biotech in a deal that gives the St. Louis food giant a presence in San Diego for the first time.

Monsanto purchased crop-boosting microbial technology from Agradis, a spinoff of Synthetic Genomics, the companies said Wednesday. Monsanto also made an equity investment in Synthetic Genomics and signed a research agreement with the company. Terms were not disclosed.

The acquisition gives Monsanto access to some of the newest and most sophisticated technologies for improving crop yields and preventing loss from disease. And while genetic technology is fundamental, it’s mostly being used to find naturally occurring beneficial microbes.

Synthetic Genomics was founded in 2005 by gene pioneer J. Craig Venter to solve energy and environmental challenges. As part of the acquisition, seven Agradis employees researching helpful microbes were hired by Monsanto, said Joe Mahler, Synthetic Genomics’ chief financial officer…

…Synthetic Genomics and Plenus are forming a new company with the parts of Agradis not purchased by Monsanto, Mahler said.

The company, AgraCast, controls breeding and genetic improvement technologies for castor and sweet sorghum, along with an antifungal product for fruits and vegetables. Employees with the new company will move out of the Agradis office to a new one nearby, Mahler said.

Full Story Here

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Politics, Genetics & Propaganda

Last year, IBM’s Watson, an artificial intelligence, understood natural language well enough to whip the human champion Ken Jennings on Jeopardy. As we write this, soldiers with bionic limbs are returning to active duty, and autonomous cars are driving down our streets. Yet most of these advances are small in comparison with the great leap forward currently under way in the biosciences—a leap with consequences we’ve only begun to imagine…

Excerpt from Politico – “The pending sale of a major American gene-mapping company to a Chinese firm is sparking yet another dust-up over what sensitive industries the rising Asian power ought to be allowed to dominate in the United States.

A key question — as it has been with Chinese involvement in aviation, cloud computing and telecom hardware — is whether there are national security concerns attached to allowing a company largely funded by the Chinese government to have access to human DNA being decoded for doctors, researchers and pharmaceutical companies.”

Is this a legitimate concern…or a red-herring argument designed to keep the average American feeling threatened by our (rather sudden) Chinese ‘competition’.

When I was a kid, we were told that the Russians wanted to nuke us all and steal our Levis…and well, we all know how true THAT turned out to be. Every one of the current news stories I read about China seem to have the same theme and feel to me…”Evil foreigners want your freedom, your life, your Starbucks, your Levis…your DNA… “

More from Politico“A technical adviser to both Complete Genomics and BGI Shenzhen who supports the transaction suggested that raising the specter of terrorism and exploiting the national appetite for China-bashing is a cover for Illumina’s real motive — to buy Complete and achieve market domination for itself.

“They want to destabilize this field,” said genetics pioneer George Church, director of the Center on Bioenergy at Harvard & MIT and the National Institutes of Health’s Center of Excellence in Genomic Science at Harvard. “They do not want that kind of competition. If I were Illumina, I might do the same thing. But this is a beautiful illustration of why our politicians and CEOs should be a lot more educated about technology.”

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If Oregon Owns The Rain, Then Who Owns The Air?

MisBehaved Woman:

 

And next I suppose the government will own the sunshine and the air…

 

Originally posted on John Malcolm:

By Craig Bannister | July 29, 2012 | CNS News

If the government owns the rain and can punish you for using it without permission, shouldn’t it be liable for the damage its rain does?

Oregon is sending Gary Harrington to jail for 30 days and fining him $1,500 for collecting rainwater on HIS property – because the state says it has a law that gives it exclusive ownership of all water (including rainwater).

But, if the government owns the rain, shouldn’t it be held responsible for the damage it allows its rain to do? If I had a pit bull and allowed it to go around biting people, I’d be liable.

I’d always thought rain damage was considered to be an “Act Of God.” But, apparently, it’s being redefined as an Act Of Government.

So, shouldn’t the government have to compensate us for the damage its rain does? Every time…

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The Fuck-It Point; When Is Enough…Enough?

The video below is a short and very powerful film about the darker side of life inside that which we call ‘civilization’. I wonder how we can consider ourselves civilized when our lives are so permeated with death, violence & destruction? Is it civilized to stomp out any and all life forms that happen to either provide something we need or stand in the way of the things we want?

Are we truly enlightened beings if we are willing to obliterate any culture or way of life that is not the same as ours? I don’t think we really are. We say we have ‘advanced’ as a species but is this REALLY true? Would beings who have truly advanced be willing to live inside a bubble that enslaves them? Enslaves others?

Most importantly, would advanced and knowledgeable beings continue to build, live inside of and participate in a system that guarantees their own destruction and the destruction of their entire life support? Doesn’t it seem odd that this is exactly what we do? We act more like spoiled children – taking, taking, taking and throwing temper tantrums & lashing out at anyone who dares to take our toys – than any kind of being with enlightened or advanced way of thinking/acting. What are we going to do when we’ve not only broken all of the ‘toys’ but completely obliterated the toy factory as well?

While I don’t believe in climate change the way it is being sold to us right now, to deny that we are not doing irrevocable damage to every part of this earth is both naive and dangerous. Just as we cannot cure our diseases with medicines that cause even more illness and disease, we cannot continue to mend the damage of technology and machines by creating still more machines and technology.  Spraying pollutants into the sky which interfere with our weather patterns in the name of saving us from ‘climate change’ (re: changing weather patterns) is insanity, pure and simple. And yet, that is exactly what we do

So when will enough be enough?

 Would you defend your children from harm? If so, then isn’t preventing them from living on a destroyed and desolate planet filled with hunger and hardship, defending them from harm?

What lengths would you be willing to go to in order to preserve ALL life and leave it intact for future generations?

Have YOU reached your Fuck-It Point?

An Eye Towards The Sky; Geoengineering

I watch the spray streams here across Southern New Mexico 2-3 times every week. There is no denying that there IS some unnatural spraying going on and that what I see are NOT normal contrails. It baffles me that so many people still disregard this topic or swish it away with the idea that it is some kind of lunatic conspiracy theory.

Looking out my back door. January 2012

Maybe some of the spraying is benign or not intended to harm us but with the appalling history of so many corporations, I don’t quite believe that none of what is being done isn’t harming us. 

Taken outside my home in S. NM January 2012

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From the World Bank website:

“The urgency of the situation has resurrected consideration about whether it might be appropriate to not just limit what we are doing to the climate, but, in addition, to attempt to deliberately manipulate the climate and/or atmospheric composition in a way that would counteract the changes being induced by the energy-related emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. This category of effort has been dubbed geoengineering, although it might better be termed georestoring of the climate, because the intent would be to moderate climate change and its impacts.

For example, nations might choose to try to emulate the cooling influence of major volcanic eruptions by, on a continuing basis, augmenting the amount of particulate matter in the stratosphere. Injecting sulfate aerosols globally or at the right latitudes could be done in a way that would reflect an amount of solar radiation equal to the increased trapping of energy by the greenhouse gases. Although this could limit global warming, thus reducing impacts like the loss of sea ice and slow the increase in sea level, there would be several side effects, including whitening of the sky, perhaps altering the course of storm systems, and reducing the efficiency of many types of solar energy systems. While this might seem an acceptable tradeoff today, it is worth noting that future generations would have to continue these injections for centuries, or the warming that was being offset would reappear relatively rapidly. The report, Beyond Mitigation: Potential Options for Counter-Balancing the Climatic and Environmental Consequences of the Rising Concentrations of Greenhouse Gases, just published provides an overview of the range of proposals that have been made over the past few decades.” Read More Here

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“What do Bill Gates, Monsanto, S510, Xe, BP oil spill, chemtrails and vaccines have in common?”

Patent links:

Patent 3899144 (Powder Contrail Generation): www.freepatentsonline.com/3899144.html

Patent 5003186 (Welsbach Seeding): www.freepatentsonline.com/5003186.html

Patent 7582809 (Aluminum Resistant Seeds): www.patents.com/us-7582809.html

More Informative Links -

http://www.climateknowledge.org/figures/Rood_Climate_Change_AOSS480_Documents/Rasch_Sulfate_Size_GRL_2008.pdf

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stratospheric_sulfate_aerosols_(geoengineering)

http://stevenjohnhibbs.wordpress.com/2010/03/04/chemtrails-a-stratospheric-aerosol-geo-engineering-conference/

Battle Over (Human) Genes

Excerpt from a fantastic HuffPo article by Wake Forest University Law Professor explaining the legal issues surrounding our new biotechnology capabilities…

Courts need to be the keepers of the Constitution. But the Federal Circuit has failed its duty in the current battle over the patentability of isolated genes and gene sequences that are crucial to the fight against breast and ovarian cancer.

First some history.

The BRCA genes, which contain proteins that inhibit tumor growth, currently occupy center stage in the legal fight over the patentability of isolated genes and gene sequences.

Scientists at the University of Utah first cloned these genes after it was found that mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes were linked to various types of breast and ovarian cancer.

Myriad Genetics is the exclusive licensee of the family of patents relating to these isolated genes and genes sequences. As a result, the company controls all sequencing of the BRCA genes as well as the diagnostic testing for the BRCA mutations.

Myriad, however, refuses to grant any licenses for second-opinion BRCA testing. The limited research licenses it has granted are severely restrictive and often prevent research scientists from disclosing the BRCA test results to their test subjects.

As a result of this restrictive licensing, the Association for Molecular Pathology, a non-profit scientific society, along with research scientists, women’s organizations and individuals, challenged the validity of the BRCA isolated gene patents in federal court on Feb. 4, 2010.

The plaintiffs argued that they were unable to access these unpatentable “products of nature” without being subject to an immediate lawsuit for patent infringement. The female plaintiffs further argued that the BRCA isolated gene and method patents gave Myriad an unconstitutional monopoly of this subject matter that prohibited them from acquiring access to life-saving information about their own genes.

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