Can you believe we’re currently at the end of 2018? On January 1, 2019, every person born before the year 2000 will be an adult. That’s insane from the perspective of someone born in the 1990’s.
We’re almost at the end of the 2010’s Decade. What do you think people will remember this decade for? What really was set in stone in the 2010’s Decade? This article will explore 7 stories many people didn’t hear about in 2018, but they should have.
1. The war on Kratom intensified
Kratom is an herb from southeast Asia, found in the dense jungles of Borneo, Indonesia and surrounding areas. It is an effective painkiller, with its active alkaloid Mitragynine, and it is virtually impossible to overdose on.
It has helped a lot of people quit those terrible, pharmaceutical opioids, and apparently somebody doesn’t like that. So, since about 2016 when the DEA attempted and failed to make kratom a schedule 1, illegal substance, with “no medical value,” several governmental agencies have been taking shots at kratom, trying their best to ban the innocuous herb.
This year alone, reports of salmonella contaminating kratom that were severely misleading and unrealistic circulated, the FDA commissioner repeatedly said bad things about kratom, lots of government agencies tried to demonize it and the supremely effective American Kratom Association (AKA) defended the herb.
It’s so beneficial for people, and so much of an outrage was stirred when the DEA threatened to ban it in 2016, it exploded the AKA’s popularity, and they became a formidable force. 2018 will certainly be remembered for the War on Kratom.
2. Glyphosate (herbicide) was discovered in school breakfast foods across America
Most people are aware of one of the world’s most popular herbicides, the cancer-linked chemical Glyphosate, often sold by Monsanto as “RoundUp.” For the past several years, headlines have been made about glyphosate repeatedly. It has been found in California wines, and now it is being found in American school breakfast foods, a new report confirms.
Who could be surprised? It’s found in almost everything. The thing is, these “trace” amounts really do have health consequences: and that leads us to our third item on the list.
3. Monsanto was sued for $289 million
Monsanto was ordered to pay $289 million to a man who worked as a groundskeeper, getting glyphosate herbicide on his hands, and he ended up getting lymphoma. The court found in fact, glyphosate did cause him to get the cancer.
The case is complex, and Monsanto is trying to do everything in their power to get the case thrown out or something along those lines, but it looks like the decision has really been made.
Monsanto is now fused with Bayer, another multinational pharma/chemical giant with a very shady history in warfare, just like Monsanto. The entity is a monster, now the world’s largest corporation of its kind.
4. China declared they would limit the amount of glyphosate allowed in food
So that brings us to the fourth item on our list, and it’s less of a big story but it illustrates the pattern things are moving along.
China recently declared that they would introduce low MRLs, limits on how much glyphosate can be found in certain food. Why would the country that is objectively one of the most totalitarian regimes on Earth care if their people consume glyphosate? They probably don’t, it’s just that they know this is a good business move.
China’s state owned corporation, “ChemChina” absorbed Syngenta a couple years ago, one of the world’s largest multinational producers of genetically modified seeds and chemicals related to pesticide or herbicide. It would make sense if China was trying to make its state-owned corporations turn a bigger profit.
5. A veteran was thrown in jail for living off the grid
This is one of the very most important types of stories: a case where the cold grip of the law is tightening around the throat of an ordinary person just trying to live life, minding his own business.
Tyler Truitt owns two acres in Madison County, Alabama, living off-grid with a rainwater collection system, solar panels, and the works. The man was arrested for apparently collecting rainwater.
6. Harvard announced they would spray the sky
It’s official: the Stratospheric Controlled Perturbation Experiment (SCoPEx) is going to take place in 2019. People who theorize about geoengineering, engineered drought, and all of those things, che**rails and everything along those lines, believe that the sky is already being sprayed and Harvard is just trying to normalize it in the minds of people. This issue is hotly debated and most evidence suggesting geoengineering is happening is difficult to bring up, but some evidence, such as these rain tests, is extremely compelling.
Announced in Nature magazine last month, they are going to spray calcium carbonate particles high above our Earth to mimic volcanic ash blocking out the Sun, as part of this plan to “prevent global warming” by spraying the skies every day. I guess we just can’t have Sun anymore, if their plan comes to fruition.
So they’re doing exactly what people suspect the US government has already done for years, spray the skies. What are they really trying to do?
7. 5G was introduced to the first 4 cities in America
This was referred to as the most censored story of 2018: Verizon’s 4-city rollout of 5G Internet, billed as something capable of loading pages on phones and computers in a split second, just happened. However, the 4-city rollout seems like more of a “dud” so far.
Regular Internet runs on a frequency of 2.45 GHz, but the new 5G from Verizon runs on frequencies between 28GHz and 39 GHz, according to them. The higher frequencies, linked to health problems by Air Force affiliated academic papers about 35GHz frequencies causing immune system problems in rats, are being emitted out of smaller cells, closer to people’s heads.
So Houston-based activist Derrick Broze recently explained the well-documented health problems known to arise from these frequencies to the Houston City Council.