Tribal Networks News

November 7, 2015

Mushrooms as Rainmakers: How Spores Act as Nuclei for Raindrops

Filed under: Desertification,Water — tribalnetworks @ 1:34 am

Plos One has published a study that implies that fungal spores can create rain.

From the Abstract:

Millions of tons of fungal spores are dispersed in the atmosphere every year. These living cells, along with plant spores and pollen grains, may act as nuclei for condensation of water in clouds. Basidiospores released by mushrooms form a significant proportion of these aerosols, particularly above tropical forests. Mushroom spores are discharged from gills by the rapid displacement of a droplet of fluid on the cell surface. This droplet is formed by the condensation of water on the spore surface stimulated by the secretion of mannitol and other hygroscopic sugars. This fluid is carried with the spore during discharge, but evaporates once the spore is airborne.

Using environmental electron microscopy, we have demonstrated that droplets reform on spores in humid air. The kinetics of this process suggest that basidiospores are especially effective as nuclei for the formation of large water drops in clouds. Through this mechanism, mushroom spores may promote rainfall in ecosystems that support large populations of ectomycorrhizal and saprotrophic basidiomycetes. Our research heightens interest in the global significance of the fungi and raises additional concerns about the sustainability of forests that depend on heavy precipitation.

More in the full report on and archived below as a pdf

Mushrooms as Rainmakers

November 3, 2015

US island residents create own internet service

Filed under: Technology — tribalnetworks @ 1:15 am
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West coast US view from Orcas Island

The community of Doe Bay, Orcas Island, off the Washington coast, have set up their own internet service, with antennas in trees. Using a directional microwave link to the mainland (10 miles), and a lot of shorter links and relays, the network now supplies around 50 residents with 30-40 Mb synchronous connections.

“This has been a total grassroots effort,” explained Chris Sutton, DBIUA co- founder and board member. “We’re neighbors helping neighbors. The Doe Bay community repeatedly asked our local Internet service providers for better service; we received no solid answers or solutions. So, in the tradition of Doe Bay’s pioneer spirit, we rolled up our sleeves and did it ourselves.”

Here’s their website:

More in the video below.

October 10, 2015

Billions in Change

Filed under: Charity,Development — tribalnetworks @ 12:18 pm

The world is facing some huge problems. There’s a lot of talk about how to solve them. But talk doesn’t reduce pollution, or grow food, or heal the sick. That takes doing. This film is the story about a group of doers, the elegantly simple inventions they have made to change the lives of billions of people, and the unconventional billionaire spearheading the project.

As one of the commenters on youtube said, it kind of makes you wonder what the hell all the other billionaires are doing with their time.

September 20, 2015

WWF and Monsanto in the Amazon

Filed under: Charity — tribalnetworks @ 10:29 am
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If you read a statement from the Vatican saying that the Pope is working with Satan to achieve Christian peace on Earth, you’d be a bit skeptical at least, wouldn’t you? Yet WWF frequently admit that they are “working with” monsters like Cargill and Monsanto. David wasn’t “working with” Goliath, and medals aren’t handed out for working with the enemy.

The purposes of corporations such as Monsanto are directly opposed to the declared purpose of WWF, and working with them is a contradiction. If you want to go up, the down button is irrelevant, you can’t use it to go up, no matter how good you are at “spinning” your story. If someone’s pressing the down button, no matter what they say, you know what their real agenda is (or that they’re completely insane).

Anyway, here’s an article about WWF’s collusion with Monsanto in the Amazon.
and archived as a pdf: Monsanto_WWF_Amazon

August 12, 2015

Stop the Con

Filed under: Development — tribalnetworks @ 8:43 pm

Tribal peoples are being evicted and destroyed in the name of :conservation”, though they are the best conservationists.

August 7, 2015

Breast Cancer Charity Tells Truth!

Filed under: Charity — tribalnetworks @ 8:46 pm

Unlike most of the mainstream cancer charities, this one goes into the actual causes and tries to help people understand and address them. See

June 22, 2015

Four Fake Cancer Charities Defrauded $187 Million

Filed under: Charity — tribalnetworks @ 6:38 pm

A string of cancer charities — the Cancer Fund of America, Cancer Support Services, the Breast Cancer Society and the Children’s Cancer Fund of America — have turned out to be manipulative frauds run by a family of con artists. The money they raised for cancer patients actually went to pay for personal luxuries instead — Disney World trips, jet ski outings, new cars, college tuition and luxury travel.

Only 3 percent of donations went to cancer patients.

Putting funds directly in the hands of cancer patients should take precedence over cancer charity waste, and helping patients find healing strategies that empower their immune system and energy production should be paramount to all the suppressive mainstream treatments constantly being marketed down patients’ throats.

Much more in the full article on NaturalNews.Com.
Archived as pdf here: cancer_charities_defrauded_187_million

June 4, 2015

Six Homes, Half a Billion Dollars! The Red Cross in Haiti.

Filed under: Charity — tribalnetworks @ 11:59 am
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A recent article in ProPublica highlights the scandal of a few years ago in Haiti, with new information and documentation. Mainstream Charity is riddled with waste and corruption. This investigation shows that big organizations are, even at their best, less able to use your money effectively and efficiently than if you just sent your money directly to poor people.

People all over the world are more than capable of solving their problems with a little help. They don’t need accountants, project managers, grant proposal writers, UN programs or any of the other jargon-spouting masses being imposed on them by mainstream charity and government “aid”. They just need some friends to help them out.

(saved as a pdf: Red Cross Half a Billion Dollars Six Homes

April 5, 2015

U.S. Desertification Caused by Government

[Government, not the Government]

You can see from the work of Bill Mollison and others that it’s quite possible to green the desert without massive infrastructure projects. The present desertification of the South-West of the United States is not a result of “climate change”, it’s the result of misuse of the water that’s always been there, under the ground, regardless of the periodic minor variations in climate.

The second video below gives an idea of what could have happened had common sense prevailed over the short term self-interest of a very few, and what could still happen if people wake up.

March 20, 2015

Who Benefits From GM Crops?

Filed under: Development — tribalnetworks @ 1:49 am
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Short answer, big agriculture, big business and little Bill. Bill Gates along with Monsanto are using their US government to force GM crops on Africa, says a report by FoE International. Small farmers will suffer, even more than they are under the current alleged aid and development projects.

In their press release, FoE says:

“South African farmers have more than 16 years’ experience cultivating GM maize, soya and cotton, but the promise that GM crops would address food security has not been fulfilled. Indeed, South Africa’s food security is reportedly declining with almost half the nation currently categorised as food insecure even though South Africa exports maize,” said Haidee Swanby from the African Centre for Biosafety.

“The South African experience confirms that GM crops can only bring financial benefits for a small number of well-resourced farmers. The vast majority of African farmers are small farmers who cannot afford to adopt expensive crops which need polluting inputs such as synthetic fertilisers and chemicals to perform effectively,” she added.
[strange usage of “effectively” there, maybe she knows what they’re really for!]

…According to the final declaration of the Forum for Food Sovereignty, …”Food sovereignty is the right of peoples to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems. It puts those who produce, distribute and consume food at the heart of food systems and policies rather than the demands of markets and corporations.”

Their press release is on their website (link) and archived [US force feeds GM crops] as a pdf
The report is also on their site (link) and archived [Who-benefits-report-2015] as a pdf

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