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Ozone layer showing ‘signs of recovery’, UN says

RAEL’S COMMENT: oops, the fanatics of “end of the world ” theories will not like that… 

 

The ozone layer that shields the earth from cancer-causing ultraviolet rays is showing early signs of thickening after years of depletion, a UN study says.

The ozone hole that appears annually over Antarctica has also stopped growing bigger every year.

The report says it will take a decade before the hole starts to shrink.

Scientists say the recovery is entirely due to political determination to phase out the man-made CFC gases destroying ozone.

The study was published by researchers from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

“International action on the ozone layer is a major environmental success story… This should encourage us to display the same level of urgency and unity to tackle the even greater challenge of tackling climate change,” said WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud.

Dr Ken Jucks from the US space agency Nasa told BBC News that humans “have started to do the right thing in order to convert the atmosphere back towards what it was before the industrial revolution started”.

Scientists cannot be absolutely certain yet that the hole will heal itself. Prof David Vaughan from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) said that test results from his organisation would throw extra light on the WMO’s findings.

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Raelianews Gotopless English

The struggle for equality between women and men is first and foremost the fight of millions of women around the world whose most basic rights are violated. While in some countries it is forbidden for a woman to just drive a car, it is the responsibility of women in the “more advanced” countries to go on the streets and protest so that a real equality of genders sees light.

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GoTopless Day 2014 – To liberate women from old taboos!

Raelianews Gotopless English

The struggle for equality between women and men is first and foremost the fight of millions of women around the world whose most basic rights are violated. While in some countries it is forbidden for a woman to just drive a car, it is the responsibility of women in the “more advanced” countries to go on the streets and protest so that a real equality of genders sees light.

This is exactly what many Raelian women did from coast to coast in Canada on August 24, 2014, at the event GoTopless Day! Even though it is legal to circulate topless in Ontario and British Columbia, attitudes may not have followed legalization to the point where all women feel totally comfortable walking around topless wherever they feel like. Reactions to the GoTopless event, media and passersby was to show the usefulness of holding such an event. Even more, knowing that a few days later, after the holding the event of GoTopless Day in Montreal, a three-year-old girl who was swimming topless peacefully in a public wading pool was threatened with expulsion by the lifeguards if she did not put a top on…

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ProSwastika Alliance Gets 501c3 Nonprofit Status

RAEL’S COMMENT: this Jewish newspaper really shows the disdain and intolerance some Jewish people show for other religions. They absolutely don’t care that Indus and Buddhist and many other cultures have used it for thousands of years: for what they suffered very recently from a man who stole it, they cannot accept its original non violent meaning. Maybe they would even wish that it would be removed from Indu and Buddhist temples…That s like if people in a near future would ask Jews to remove the star of David from every synagog because of the crimes the Zionist are perpetrating in Gaza.

 

It’s been a big month for swastikas.

They were recently featured by Spiritual Punx on their donut swazi tee, and now they’re officially on their way to rehabilitation.

At least that’s what Thomas Kaenzig, Raelian Guide and President of the ProSwastika Alliance, wants us to think.

Following this year’s successful Swastika Rehabilitation Week, the ProSwastika Alliance has been granted 501c3 nonprofit status. Yes, you read that correctly.

“Thanks to its new 501c3 status, the Alliance will now be able to accept tax-deductible donations,” Kaenzig said.

Commence the celebration. Really.

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Paradism: Canadian Government Could Free Citizens From Work

Raelians urge government to adopt new system

A press conference will be held at the Marriott Hotel on Bay in downtown Toronto today, September 3rd at 10:30 AM. A robot will be there to welcome you!

Toronto, September 3rd, 2014 – Following the increasing global economic crises, social and economic inequality and the violence which arises from these issues, Raelians are introducing a new socioeconomic system to the Canadian media and governments called “Paradism”, which they say would solve all these problems and more within a very short time.

Raelian spokesperson Nicole Bertrand explained the concept: “Our world is paralyzed by profit. This creates inequality among people. Rich get richer and poor get poorer. Tensions are rising, there are more fights over resources, people are starving  – or if they are lucky, they are working their whole lives many hours a week just in order to eat.  Paradism will solve all these things and more. Paradism is communism without its drawbacks. There is no proletariat, no money and no production for profit. Instead of ‘from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs,’ Paradism will provide ‘abundance for all’ and it will do it indefinitely. Thanks to Paradism, we can all live in a world without work or money.

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EU prepares emergency ‘Plan B’ blueprint in case Russia halts gas – report

RAEL’S COMMENT: Putin is very patient not to stop Russian gas flow to Europe, but patience has limits… Economic sanctions in this case will hurt more those who started it.

 

The European Union may ban the ‘re-selling’ of gas and limit industrial use as part of a contingency plan to create a stockpile for next winter, in case Russian gas stops flowing through Ukraine, according to a European Commission source.

Foreseeing a possible halt in supplies over the political standoff between Russia and Ukraine, Europe has an emergency plan to stock up on energy supplies, the source told Reuters.

“In the short-term, we are very worried about winter supplies in southeast Europe,”the source, who has direct knowledge of the Commission’s energy emergency plans, told the news agency. Europe gets a large proportion of its energy from Russia, which supplies about 30 percent of its natural gas needs, as well as oil and coal. The EU has urged Ukraine to ensure gas transit to Europe.

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The GoTopless organization is outraged by the setbacks imposed on a 3-year old girl and wishes to convey its support to her mother Veronique Shapiro.

MONTREAL, Sept 2 – Days after the 7th annual GoTopless Day raised public awareness of equal topless rights, a lifeguard at a Montreal public pool ordered a 3-year old girl to wear a top. If she didn’t comply, he said, the toddler and her mother, Veronique Shapiro, would have to leave immediately.

“I’m shocked,” said Sylvie Chabot, Raelian priestess and spokesperson for GoTopless-Canada. “The lifeguard’s reprimanding order was discriminatory and reprehensible. It will affect this child for the rest of her life!”

Chabot said blatant gender discrimination about topless rights occurring at such an early age greatly impairs a girl’s psychological development.

“It’s the equivalent of imposing a burka on her,” Chabot said. “Were topless toddler boys at the pool told to cover their chests?” Of course not!”

Chabot reflected that this 3-year old had absorbed a painful lesson: that her chest must be hidden because it’s somehow shameful.

“Yet a boy’s chest, which looks absolutely identical at that age, isn’t considered shameful at all,” Chabot said. “What an outrageous double standard! The imprint of this shaming experience will have devastating consequences for the girl’s body image and feeling of self-worth.”

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Labor Day : Raelians Urge the Government to Free Canadian Citizens from the Slavery of Work

A press conference will be held at the Marriott Hotel on Bay in downtown Toronto, September 3rd at 10:30 AM.

Toronto, August 29th, 2014 – Following the increasing global economic crises, social and economic inequality and the violence which arises from these issues, Raelians are introducing a new socioeconomic system to the Canadian media and governments called “Paradism”, which they say would solve all these problems and more within a very short time.

Raelian spokesperson Nicole Bertrand explained the concept: “Our world is paralyzed by profit. This creates inequality among people. Rich get richer and poor get poorer. Tensions are rising, there are more fights over resources, people are starving – or if they are lucky, they are working their whole lives many hours a week just in order to eat. Paradism will solve all these things and more. Paradism is communism without its drawbacks. There is no proletariat, no money and no production for profit. Instead of ‘from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs,’ Paradism will provide ‘abundance for all’ and it will do it indefinitely. Thanks to Paradism, we can all live in a world without work or money.”

The Canadian Raelian Movement (www.raelcanada.org) is asking that the Canadian and provincial governments to implement as soon as possible this political/social system proposed years ago by RAËL.

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Les Raëliens célèbrent la journée de la Fête du travail et exhortent le gouvernement canadien à libérer leurs citoyens de l’esclavage du travail Une conférence de presse aura lieu à l’Hôtel Marriott sur la rue Bay au centre-ville de Toronto le 3 septembre à 10h30.

Toronto, 29 août 2014 – Conséquemment à la crise économique mondiale croissante, à l'inégalité sociale et économique et à la violence qui découle de ces problèmes, les Raëliens présentent un nouveau système socio-économique aux médias canadiens et aux gouvernements appelé le « Paradisme », qui, disent-ils, résoudrait tous ces problèmes et plus encore dans un [...]
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