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Pakistani Province Celebrates Planting 750 Million Trees Since 2015

by Amanda Froelich, True Activist

The nation plans on increasing the number of planted trees to an astonishing 1 billion by the end of 2018.

On March 2nd, 2017, officials of the Pakistani government announced that a massive reforestation campaign has resulted in 750 million trees being planted across a northwestern province since 2015. The monumental initiative, dubbed the “Billion Tree Tsunami,” also resulted in 500,000 impoverished locals receiving jobs.

According to VOA, the trees are being transplanted along the Hindu Kush mountain range in the northwestern region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Fortunately, the government-run project isn’t slowing down anytime soon. In fact, the nation plans on increasing the number of planted trees to an incredible 1 billion by the end of 2018.

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British University Bans "Politically Incorrect" Words Including Mankind, Man-Made, and Housewife

by Whitney Webb, True Activist

In an effort to be more politically correct, Cardiff Metropolitan University has banned its professors and lecturers from using a list of common words such as waitress, fireman, manpower, and mankind.

With many universities throughout the West attempting to create a more inclusive environment for some of its members, some institutions of higher learning have decided to take such gestures to the extreme. In a crack-down on “gendered language,” Cardiff Metropolitan University has decided to ban lecturers and professors from using numerous common phrases including mankind, man-made, and housewife among numerous others. The university said that these terms should be replaced with “politically correct” words that would “promote an atmosphere in which all students and staff feel valued.”

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This Company Just Made A 3D-Printed Home In 24 Hours For $10K

by Amanda Froelich, True Activist

There’s no doubt about it, this technology is a game-changer.

The housing industry is about to be revolutionized. This is because the company Apis Cor recently made a 400 square ft. (or 37 square meter) 3D-printed home in just 24 hours. And, believe it or not, the structure cost less than $11,000 to build.

The company, which has specialists based in Russia and San Francisco, claims to have completed the entire home in just one day – including the painting, as a mobile printer was on site in Russia.

ZeroHedge reports that the main components of the house, including the walls, partitions, and building envelopes are made of a concrete mixture. The windows and furnishings were later added on, as was a shiny coat of paint on the exterior of the house.

Whereas most houses take months to construct, this home was built in just one day. And, it cost an affordable $10,134 to build.

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Two Studies Conclude 347 Native Bee Species Are Headed For Extinction

by Jessica Murray, True Activist

A recent analysis has revealed that 347 bee species that are native to North America and Hawaii are “spiraling towards extinction”, according to reports. A total of 700 bee species are currently facing major threats, which include an increase in pesticide use, together with severe habitat loss. In “Pollinators in Peril: A systematic status review of North American and Hawaiian native bees,” the Center for Biological Diversity studied a total of 4,337 native species in order to assess how the vital pollinators are enduring worsening, multi-fronted threats. Kelsey Kopec, pollinator researcher at the Center for Biological Diversity and author of the study, told EcoWatch,

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Congresswoman Proposes Unthinkable Solution To Refugee Crisis: "Stop Arming Terrorists"

By: Matt Agorist / The Free Thought Project

US Representative Tulsi Gabbard is proving to be quite the thorn in the side of the establishment warmongers. In January, Gabbard went on a secret trip to Syria to investigate first hand and to find the truth that the corporate media is covering up about the Syrian war. Since then, this brave congresswoman has remained steadfast in her mission to show Americans how their tax dollars are funding terrorism in the Middle East.

In a press conference this week, Gabbard called on President Trump to “end the regime change in Syria,” adding that this is what is causing the refugee crisis.

“The most important question is, how do we address the cause of these people fleeing their homes,” Gabbard stated before pointing to a bill that she’s submitted to Congress this year that would help in solving this problem.

The bill’s premise to stop the refugee crisis is quite simple — stop arming the terrorists.

“Stop Arming Terrorists Act,” or HR 608, would ban the use of US taxpayers’ funds to aid terrorist groups affiliated with Al-Qaeda or Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

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Four Year Old Children Are Being Forced To Mine For Cobalt To Make Smartphones Work

by Jessica Murray, True Activist

The young children get paid 8p per day for 12 hours of work.

A recent undercover investigation by Sky News has revealed that children as young as four are working in mines to retrieve an substance to make mobile phones work. The investigation discovered that the children are mining cobalt, an essential component of batteries for smartphones and laptops, according to recent reports. Despite the army of children working in the mines to extract it for as little as 8p per day, the crucial component makes billions for multinational companies such as Apple and Samsung. Together with the incredibly low wage that the young children are paid, they are also made to work in terrible conditions with no safety equipment. The footage from Sky News shows that the children are made to continue working during heavy rain when they are wearing no shoes and have to carry large and heavy bags through the dirt.

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Monumental Bill Introduced In Congress Would Legalize Cannabis On Federal Level

By: Jay Syrmopoulos / The Free Thought Project  

Washington, D.C. – In an effort to push back against repressive federal control of marijuana policy, bipartisan legislation was introduced in Congress by representatives Tom Garrett (R-VA) and Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) to exclude cannabis from the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA), which absurdly lists marijuana as a Schedule 1 substance — a classification that denotes a substance being dangerous and having no known medicinal value.

Passage of this legislation would provide states with the exclusive authority to regulate marijuana how they see fit – without the ominous threat of federal criminalization. In a prepared statement, Rep. Garrett explained that states are “more than capable” of deciding what policies best benefit their own citizens – without the need for federal oversight. If passed, this bill would take marijuana off the federal controlled substances list – joining other industries such as alcohol and tobacco.

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Thousands Of Mics And Cameras To Be Installed In San Diego For ‘Data Harvesting’

by Brianna Acuesta, True Activist

There's an unanswered question about what this means for personal privacy.

General Electric, in conjunction with AT&T and Intel Corp, is set to install cameras, microphones, and sensors on 3,200 streetlights in San Diego this year, beginning in July. The installations are part of a new “smart city” scheme that aims to monitor traffic and crime.

With this news has also come many questioning whether this is an overreach into personal privacy, which is something that wasn’t properly investigated prior to approving this plan. Jen Lebron of the mayor’s office said, “it’s anonymous data with no personal identifiers,” since apparently the video quality will be low enough to individual identification.

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Trump Budget To Add ‘Historic’ $54 Billion To Military Spending

Trump wants to add 10 percent to the "defense" budget.

By: Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge

As observed earlier in the day, as part of the leaked preliminary Trump budget, the president was set to unveil major spending increases for U.S. defense offset by cuts to federal agencies, and other non-defense sectors. And on Monday morning, the first details emerged, including that the boost to defense spending is expected to be about 10 percent, or some $54 billion, and will be revenue neutral, offset by cuts in non-defense areas, and will not “add a dime to the deficit.” As Trump said, he is seeking a “historic increase” in military spending.

“This budget will be a public safety and national security budget,” Trump told state governors at the White House. “It will include an historic increase in defense spending to rebuild the depleted military of the United States of America at a time we most need it,” he said.

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This Innocent Prisoner Went From Felon To Lawyer Because Someone Believed In Him

by Brianna Acuesta, True Activist

This man went from proving his innocence while in prison to helping others prove theirs as an attorney.

When Jarrett Adams was just 17 years old, he was arrested and subsequently wrongfully convicted of sexual assault after being charged alongside two other boys of engaging in a group assault during a trip to the University of Wisconsin. While one of the boys was acquitted, Adams and the other boy were each found guilty and Adams was sentenced to 28 years in prison.

While it’s sad that Adams and the other boy were wrongfully convicted, it’s even worse when looking at why such a wrongful conviction occurred in the first place. The boy who was acquitted was able to hire a private lawyer, who located an alibi witness and presented conflicting evidence, but the other two couldn’t afford a lawyer and settled for court-appointed attorneys.

Adams’ lawyer did not attempt to contact the alibi witness, nor did they offer any sort of defense for the accusation. Other than the testimony from the victim, there was absolutely no evidence linking Adams to the crime, yet he was convicted and sentenced to a lengthy prison term.

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