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Past Meets Present: Shan Shui Environmental Art

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Literally translated as “mountain water”, Shan Shui is a specific style of Chinese landscape art that rose to prominence in the 5th century during the Liu Song Dynasty (wikipedia). In the depiction of pristine rivers, ethereal mists, and hallowed mountains, the artist’s ultimate goal is to capture the ch’i, or vital breath, of the world around them. This ch’i must be caught even at the expense of realism, for if the artist misses it, they have lost the very essence of the landscape. In this way, Shan Shui paintings are only expressions of art, but also provide insight into how the artist, influenced by culture and society, views the natural world.

I recently came across the work of a modern artist who sought to introduce modern human presence and impact into Shan Shui paintings. Commissioned by the China Environmental Protection Foundation, Yong Liang Yang utilizes…

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Over 150 Dead, Thousands Injured After 6.6 Quake Strikes China’s Sichuan Province | Zero Hedge


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April 22, 2013 – Earth Day is Here! Get to know Natuzzi’s Environmental Side.

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The Natuzzi Group design and production process meets or surpasses international standards set for production, quality and environmental protection.

Natuzzi Group uses various construction materials in order to save precious timber resources.

The engineered wood used is renewable, natural and requires less energy to manufacture-plus it reduces waste.

Natuzzi’s own Ecoflex foam is CFC-free and is hypoallergenic to most people.

Natuzzi owns the lumber, the tannery and produces it’s own foam, allowing unmatched quality control.

Stop into Furniture Divano today or visit our website at www.FurnitureDivano.com

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Weekly Photo Challenge–UP

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At first glance the image I have selected for this weeks Photo Challenge does not seem an obvious one.   First let me tell you just where it is….then I will explain.   It is taken near Tormsdale which is up in the very far north of Scotland, in fact just about as far north as one can get.  It is known as the Flow Country (Floi being the Norse word for Marshy place) bounded to the south and west by the most northerly and also some of the very highest of the Scottish Highlands with to the east and north the North Sea and stormy Pentland Firth.  This area of Caithness and Southerland known simply as The Flows is the largest intact blanket bog (peat bog) covering about 1400 square miles of mainly flat bog, obviously  it offers few habitations for humans but is vastly important for wildlife ,in…

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Green 400 Magazine Presents: The Dangers That Lurk in Your Food

Building a beautiful vegetable garden in 2013 is not as easy as it use to be.  In 1983 a company called Monsanto started genetically modifying our natural seeds supplies.

Awesome Veggie Garden By Green 400 Magazine

Genetically modified organism (GMO) or genetic engineering (GE) are crops and animals and other food products that have had their genes changed to create a breeds and strains of plants and animals that do not occur naturally. These GMO/GE products have been banned from several countries for fear of harming their environment and people.
Here is a list of countries that forbids importing from the United States seeds and food supplies.
Asian countries such as Africa, Algeria,Egypt,China,Japan,Sri Lanka,Thailand, Philippines, New Zealand and Australia.
Europe countries such as Germany,Norway,Austria,Ireland, Scotland, England Whales,Spain,Italy, Luxembourg,France, Portugal, Poland, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Belgium and Switzerland.Greece
Middle East; Saudi Arabia,Dubai.
America’s; Brazil and “ALL” South American countries.
Why is it that all these countries have awakened to the corruption of Monsanto and Dupont, and the people of the U.S. are still not sure what is going on at the dinner table? Is the United States too busy watching the Karadashians and Dancing with the Stars?  …or are they just too lazy to do anything about these poisonous companies, or they simply just don’t care….We Care!!! And we are telling everyone to wake up!!!

Tests had been made on several rats by a team of scientist at France’s Caen University led by Professor Gilles Eric Seralini. Professor Seralini’s qualified scientific team carefully documented results of tests on a group of 200 rats over a two year life span. One group was fed with Monsanto’s genetically modified plants and the other group with non genetically modified plants.
Monsanto only did experiments for 90 days, while France’s scientist conducted an experiment for 2 years, the results from France Caen University where critical. After 4 to 7 months, signs of tumors appeared on the rats. As time went on, more damage was noticed in the animals such as liver congestion, altered sex glands, kidney nephropathies, pituitary disorders and anecrosis in males and large mammary tumors in females.
Monsanto tested rats with very low amounts of their GMO products, way lower than the average dosage to lets say the average human and animal daily consumption’s.
After the 90 day interval was finished, Monsanto seen signs of toxicity but were dismissed as “not biologically meaningful” by industry and EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) alike. It seems they were indeed very biologically meaningful.

Starve the system...grow your own food by Green 400 Magazine
A four hundred percent (400%)increase in tumors where found in the tested France Caen University rats then in the Monsanto rates, because Monsanto cheated by using less to little to none ingredients in their testings.
In plain language, as another scientific study led by Prof. Seralini noted, “GMO plants have been modified to contain pesticides, either through herbicide tolerance or by producing insecticides, or both, and could therefore be considered as ‘pesticide plants’”.
What was more than alarming in the context of Seralini’s first long-term independent study of the effects of a GMO diet on rats was that it took place some twenty years after “US President George H.W. Bush” gave the commercial release of GMO seeds the green light and mandated no government safety tests before release. Bush did so following a closed-door meeting with top officials of Monsanto Corporation, the world’s largest GMO concern.

The US President (George H.W. Bush) had decided then that GMO seeds were to be permitted in the United States with not one single independent precautionary government test to determine if they were safe for human or animal consumption. It became known as the Doctrine of Substantial Equivalence. The EU Commission dutifully aped the US Substantial Equivalence Doctrine of “hear no bad effects, see no bad effects…hear no evil, see no evil.”
As far as the irresponsible bureaucrats of the EU Commission were concerned, when it came to GMO, the Monsanto fox could indeed “guard the hen house” as well as that corrupt Bush and his family of snakes.
So it is perfectly clear that nothing that comes from Monsanto is honest nor is it safe for consumption.

Like our photo says, “Starve the System, “Grow your Own Food”, it is time to undue the heinous crimes that these corrupt politicians (The Bush’s) have tried to do to deceive and plot against innocent families, It is time to take our control back and not be sleeping sheeple anymore.

So here is Monsanto’s upcoming game approach and whatever you do, don’t fall for it;

July 2008 theme: GE crops as the cure-all technology that will increase production and feed the world. This time, GE crops are touted as the solution to the current food crisis and climate change (and peak oil). (The Biotechnology Industry Organization‘s current slogan is “Heal, fuel, feed the world.”) The Gene Giants aim to convince governments, farmers and reluctant  consumers that genetic engineering is the essential adaptation strategy to insure agricultural productivity in the midst of climate change. According to Monsanto, “everyone recognizes that  the old traditional ways just aren’t able to address these new challenges” – so the only hope is “climate ready” GM crops.Bottom line: …Patented gene technologies will not help small farmers survive climate change, but they will concentrate corporate power, drive up costs, inhibit public sector research and further undermine the rights of farmers to save and exchange seeds
.The video we are about to show you is “Shocking” and very revealing to the American people, it is a must watch for the safety of the American people.You will watch this video because you love and care for your family and friends and colleagues.