Joe Roman, Guest
One of the most important global conservation events of the past year was something that didn’t happen. For the first time since 2002, Iceland – one of just three countries that still allow commercial whaling – didn’t hunt any whales, even though its government had approved whaling permits in early 2019. →
Read more & videos via Iceland didn’t hunt any whales in 2019 – and public appetite for whale meat is fading — Waking Times
(Collective-Evolution) Prime Minister of Iceland Katrin Jakobsdottir is now urging governments to prioritize sustainability and family time over obsessing about economic growth — as most developed nations seem to do. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeion and New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern have teamed up with Iceland’s PM to promote an agenda focused on “well-being.” Jakobsdottir…
Read more & video: “Why governments should prioritize well-being | Nicola Sturgeon” (10:00) via — Collective Evolution
Our planet is changing rapidly, and for the better. Despite all of the challenges we face, and the many issues that remain to be solved as well as measures being imposed on the human population that they really do not desire and have been speaking up against, like 5G, there is a lot of good news coming as a result of decades and decades of information, awareness, and activism.
Read more & Video: “Whale Watching in Iceland: Is this what you want to see?” (2:41) via For The First Time In 17 Years, ZERO Whales Will Be Harpooned In Iceland! — Collective Evolution
Emma Fiala, TMU
Authorities in Iceland have just announced a plan to kill more than 2,000 whales over the next five years. Environmental organizations are understandably outraged as Iceland continues to challenge the International Whaling Commission’s (IWC) ban on commercial whaling.
The IWC adopted a moratorium on commercial whaling in 1982, effectively banning commercial whaling worldwide. Despite the ban and a declining market for whale meat, Iceland has opted to move forward with its plans….Read more
via Despite International Ban, Iceland Plans to Kill Over 2,000 Whales — Waking Times
By Jason Ditz (ANTIWAR.COM) — US Marines are landing in Iceland and warplanes are flying overhead in Scandinavia, just days ahead of the kickoff of Trident Juncture. The annual exercise, focused on the Arctic Circle and Scandinavia, is set to be the largest operation since the Cold War. 31 countries are involved, 29 NATO members and Finland and…..Read more
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If you’re planning a trip to Iceland, don’t miss out on visiting the incredible ice caves. The mesmerizing caverns were formed within a glacier and most are formed by water running through tunnels in the ice or on the ground beneath the glacier.
According to Iceland Photo Tours, the water likely originates on the glacier’s surface through melting. The heat transfer than creates an air-filled cavity. Over time, movement of the warm air enlarges the cave through melting in the summer and sublimation in the winter.
It is also likely the ice caves formed as a result of geothermal vents or hot springs underneath the ice. Because the glaciers are constantly moving, the ice caves are not permanent. Additionally, the solidness of certain caves varies, making some less safe than others. For this reason, it is recommended to explore an ice cave on a guided tour.…
Read more & photos at: themindunleashed.com
GizaDeathStar ICELAND, DEBT JUBILEE, AND MEDIA BLACKOUTS MAY 10, 2017 BY JOSEPH P. FARRELL When was the last time you heard about Iceland? Remember them? The people in the small country on a large volcanic rock in the northern Atlantic Ocean that rounded up their bankers, through them in jail, and declared a debt jubilee? I have…
via ICELAND, DEBT JUBILEE, AND MEDIA BLACKOUTS — Galactic Connection
Iceland is a small country in Northern Europe, with a population resting a little over 300,000. But despite the size and the population of the country, it is standing tall among the crowds. The country has defied all odds, challenging the trickery and manipulation of the so-called super powers. When the 2008 financial crisis and meltdown occurred in…
via Iceland Humiliates United States FBI Agents Planning to Frame Assange, Told to Leave Country Immediately — AnonHQ
Categories Corporations, Financial System, Recommended Reading, SocietyOctober 9th, 2016 By Nadia Prupis Since its 2008-2011 financial crisis, Iceland has received global recognition for its strategy of prosecuting executives, letting banks go bust, and focusing on social welfare. Now Iceland, which became a gold standard for corporate accountability in the wake of the crisis, has found nine bankers…
via Iceland, Where Bad Bankers Go to Jail – Nine Found Guilty in Historic Supreme Court Ruling — Wake Up World
First group to go on trial is HBOS bankers who are charged with fraudulent trading, money laundering, and corruption.
The UK is set to follow Iceland’s footsteps as the first group of top Bankers are to go on trial. Authorities have now begun the process of arresting and prosecuting the bankers who were responsible for the crash of 2008, the first group to go on trial is HBOS bankers who are charged with fraudulent trading, money laundering, and corruption.
The first trial of its type will be heard at Southwark Crown Court. Some predict that this will open flood gates for similar trials in the UK and around the world.
Presstv.com reports: Two former senior HBOS managers and six other defendants will appear in court this month. The heavily postponed trial was originally scheduled to start in the beginning of the year. The defendants were initially charged in 2013.
Those charged also include bankers David Mills and Michael Bancroft, as well as their wives, who are accused of giving money and “numerous high-value gifts” to HBOS managers in exchange for favors.
The alleged scam was exposed by Thames Valley Police after a two year investigation code-named Operation Hornet.
HBOS collapsed in 2008 and was bought by UK-backed Lloyds TSB. Its one-time head of corporate lending, Peter Cummings, was fined £500,000 and was banned from the banking industry.
The British government bailed out Lloyds at the height of the financial crisis in 2008 at a cost of some £20 billion, handing the state a 43-percent stake in the bank.