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'The great tragedy and crime of the war on terror was that the United States decided to take revenge for it on entire civilian populations of countries like Iraq and Afghanistan, who bore no guilt for the 9/11 attacks' theintercept.com/2022/08/02/al

#Nature fact: Most #tree roots don't grow very deep into the soil, but instead grow very far outward. Most small, grassy plants have deeper roots in proportion to their above ground height than trees. The exact depth of roots depend on the amount of water in the topsoil, trees close to a stream or in areas with heavy rainfall have shallower roots.

A Norwegian friend on Facebook found this dated May 27 this year.

"Three Large American Multinationals Bought 17 Million Hectares of Ukrainian Agricultural Land"

That's almost 1/3 of Ukraine's territory.

Believe it ir not, google search DOES NOT turn up the article, just bloggings about it.🤣 australiannationalreview.com/l

"For comparison, there are 16.7 million hectares of agricultural land in the whole of Italy. So it turns out that three American companies have bought more useful agricultural land in Ukraine than there is in all of Italy."

"The entire area of Ukraine is 600,000 square kilometers, 170,000 square kilometers have been bought up."

"What are these companies? Cargill, Dupont and Monsanto, the latter is last officially German-Australian, but with American capital.

Their main shareholders are American Vanguard, BlackRock and Blackstone.

BlackRock is a fund that manages $10 trillion in assets, Vanguard manages $6 trillion, and Blackstone manages $881 billion."

American west faces water and power shortages due to climate crisis: UN environment agency

news.un.org/en/story/2022/08/1

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