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The world’s oldest clove tree

June 19, 2017

Afo the clove tree

Afo: The world’s oldest clove tree

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Afo was once 40 metres tall and four metres round. Sadly, today, all that remains is a massive stump and some bare branches.

A few years ago, villagers hungry for firewood even attacked Afo with machetes. A brick wall now surrounds it.

If the Dutch had had their way, Afo would not have survived at all.

The Netherlands United East India Company, or Voc, was the world’s first multinational corporation

And just as corporations today seek to monopolise plant genes in the developing world, the Voc set about seizing total control of spice production.

In 1652, after displacing the Portuguese and Spanish, the Dutch introduced a policy known as extirpatie: extirpation.

All clove trees not controlled by the Voc were uprooted and burned.

Anyone caught growing, stealing or possessing clove plants without authorisation faced the death penalty.

On the Banda Islands, to the south – the world’s only source of nutmeg – the Dutch used Japanese mercenaries to slaughter almost the entire male population.

Like Opec today, the Voc also limited supply to keep prices high. Only 800-1,000 tonnes of cloves were exported per year. The rest of the harvest was burned or dumped in the sea.

Somehow, Afo managed to slip through the net. A rogue clove. A guerrilla plant waging a secret war of resistance.

Afo would eventually bring down the Dutch monopoly on cloves.

In 1770, a Frenchman, appropriately named Poivre, stole some of Afo’s seedlings.

This Monsieur Pepper took them to France, then the Seychelles Islands and, eventually, Zanzibar, which is today the world’s largest producer of cloves

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“Is this Real?”

June 19, 2017

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Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BSfxlUFj01m/?taken-by=goddessolinda

You say this is real? How do you know? What is it based on. When you dream, you don’t know you are dreaming and it is real then. How do you know you are not dreaming now?

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In My Time of Dying

May 29, 2017

Gepubliceerd op 14 aug. 2014

Led Zeppelin live from Earl’s Court 1975

Remastered Audio / Video

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*Chris Cornell: Inside Soundgarden, Audioslave Singer’s Final Days

excerpt:

At 7:06 P.M. on May 17th, after pulling into Detroit for Soundgarden’s show, Cornell fired off a jubilant message on Twitter – “Finally back to Rock City!!!!” – with a photo of the band’s name on the Fox Theatre marquee. Four hours later, Cornell finished the encore as he frequently did, closing an epic version of “Slaves & Bulldozers,” from Soundgarden’s 1991 album, Badmotorfinger, with a bellowing-vocal flourish of Led Zeppelin’s “In My Time
of Dying.”

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Silent Musings

May 14, 2017

silent musings

 

 

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‘The End Of The Lies’

January 29, 2017

Gepubliceerd op 13 jan. 2017

You must watch this! The latest anonymous message for 2017.
All people need to see this! This is how the Elite and USA are controlling the world! Vladimir Putin knows it, Donald Trump knows it, now it is time for you, the people, to know it! This is how the NWO rules the world!
Are you ready for the truth? Well here it is!
What do CIA and the US Government use to control all these countries around the world?
Did you know that every Revolution since the end of the cold war has been a coup? We expose all these false flag operations and their true purpose.
As always, we want to hear what you think about this in the comments below!
Thanks for watching!
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Operation Bison Drawsko

January 14, 2017

Gepubliceerd op 12 jan. 2017

De eerste treinen met militair materieel denderen momenteel Polen binnen. De wagons staan vol pantserrups- en wielvoertuigen, bergingstanks en containers. Alles is bedoeld voor Bison Drawsko, de grootste landmachtoefening in jaren. De laatste trein arriveert naar verwachting medio volgende week.

Aan Bison Drawsko, genoemd naar de bizon in het brigade-embleem en oefenterrein Drawsko, nemen zo’n 3.600 Nederlandse militairen deel. Zij vormen samen met meer dan 900 militairen uit België, Canada, Duitsland, Estland, Polen en de Verenigde Staten een eenheid ter grootte van een brigade. Die staat onder bevel van brigadegeneraal Jan Swillens, commandant 43 Gemechaniseerde Brigade.

Lees meer over de oefening Bison Drawsko: https://www.defensie.nl/actueel/nieuws/2017/01/12/grootste-landmachtoefening-in-jaren-op-de-rails

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*Poland welcomes thousands of US troops in NATO show of force
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American soldiers “stand united on Polish soil to deter and defend,” said Maj. Gen. Timothy McGuire, deputy commander of US Land Forces in Europe. He added that the troops’ arrival was a “concrete sign of the continued US commitment to the defense of Poland and the NATO alliance.”

*Poland sending 46,000 troops to border with Russia as fears grow over Putin expansionism

(PUBLISHED: 05:51, Wed, Jan 27,2016)

*Poland to increase the size of army by 50 per cent to ‘guarantee the integrity’

(Published 8:06PM GMT 26 Nov 2015)

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Under the plan the Polish army would grow from its current strength of 100,000 to 150,000 as the country continues to expand the capabilities of its armed forces. Poland has pledged to hit the unofficial Nato defence spending target of two per cent of GDP and has launched an intensive modernisation programme.

 

Speaking about the army, Michal Jach, head of the Polish parliament’s defence committee, said an increase in size was part of a “profound reform to achieve a level of operational capacity that would guarantee the integrity of the Polish borders”.

 

The move reflects growing Polish security concerns. Poland has viewed with alarm the conflict in neighbouring Ukraine and the actions of what it considers as a revanchist Russia.

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The Sugarcubes – Birthday

January 7, 2017

And another sugarcube:

 

And one laced with absinthe:

 

 

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