The New Agora December 2012 - January 2013

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W E N T HE GORA DEC - JAN | 2012 - 2013


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The Mayan Calendar - Beginning Anew

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s we navigate our way through the shift of the ages, and this great awakening blooming like plankton across the planet, it just seems there are so very many things and issues one has to be aware of and contend with if we are to avoid running aground on the rocks & shoals of a rapidly changing reality paradigm. It seems almost a daily occurrence that the populace of the planet is betrayed and deceived by those who have managed to slime their way into positions of leadership. Every day we are shown newer and more disgusting examples of this betrayal, feeling powerless perhaps to change it much less fight against it. There is a nebulous sense that something really big is about to happen; you can’t quite put your finger on it, but you feel it just the same. You can feel the tension of all this when you observe the people you encounter and work with every day. Everyone is now feeling the effects of both the shift, and the mass awakening underway. For those who are awake, aware and on a spiritual path, these energies are perhaps easier to deal with because we are aware of and acknowledge them. It’s a different story with the sleeping dreamers trying to make sense of what is unfolding around us all as a 3D reality steadily shifts to a higher frequency vibration. Both share a common enemy. Either way, awake or asleep, there is a built in aspect of self within each of us which if allowed to, can take over your life and make a shambles of it in ex-

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Breaking Free From Ego

treme cases, and that is the ego; or to be more precise, our negative ego. When we incarnate into the physical form, the focus of consciousness is shifted from the higher conscious mind, thru the unconscious and subconscious mind…to the conscious mind. Once incarnated the whole self is divided up into several “aspects of self” such as the inner child, nurturing parent & disapproving parent, masculine and feminine and the ego; which as stated has both a positive and negative expression. I like to imagine this collective might be structured perhaps something like a large corporation, with the self, (being us) as the CEO or president, and the various aspects of self each performing their functions as specialized departments within the “corporate structure of self.” It is important to understand that the ego does not exist in the higher conscious mind, where there is no need of it; rather it is an aspect of self existing only in the embodied state, created to assist the self on the material plane of existence. The incarnated soul nearly always finds itself overwhelmed in this earthly environment, and the ego emerged to assist the self with survival, how to find value, meaning and how to belong. The ego is designed and programmed to serve as the eye through which we view and understand the world around us, its sole function being to deliver to us information from the outside world. The trouble is that the new ego is as overwhelmed as we are by the

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PHOENIX TEARS The Rick Simpson Story


y name is Rick Simpson. I have been providing people with instructions on how to make Hemp Oil medicines for about 8 years. The results have been nothing short of amazing. Throughout man’s history hemp has always been known as the most medicinal plant in the world. Even with this knowledge hemp has always been used as a political and religious football. The current restrictions against hemp were put in place and maintained, not because hemp is evil or harmful, but for big money to make more big money, while we suffer and die needlessly. Look at a proposal such as this; if we were allowed to grow hemp in our back yards and cure our own illnesses, what do you think the reaction of the pharmaceutical industry would be to such a plan? Many large pharmaceutical companies that still exist today sold hemp based medicines in the 1800′s and early 1900′s. They knew then what I have recently found out. Hemp oil if produced properly is a cure-all that the pharmaceutical industry can’t patent. Two years a go I contacted the Liberals, the Conservatives and the New Democratic Party about this situation. I also provided them with evidence to backup what I was saying. No one lifted a finger, in most cases I was lucky to get a reply. I contacted the R.C.M.P. along with many other organizations and Public Interest TV shows, with little or no response. Why are all these people trying to avoid such a simple truth? If I am in some way wrong in what I have been saying then I invite the system to come and prove it. I would be happy to put on a public demonstration of what this oil can do. That would answer this question for the Canadian public once and for all. It seems unbelievable that we have a law in Canada that will not allow us to cure our own diseases with a natural herbal remedy. While much of the evidence for the effectiveness of Hemp is reports from patients and doctors, it is important to realize that this reporting leads to restrictions of drugs and their withdrawal from the market. Such was the case with doctors reporting the birth defects from Thalidomide and heart problems with the FenPhen combination of drugs. Further reports led to new uses for Thalidomide as a drug to treat leprosy rather than morning sickness. Anecdotal evidence (reports and observation by patients or doctors) usually indicates to a doctor that a treatment or drug should be altered, discontinued or changed. In addition to the evidence, much research has been done and a list of a few of the researchers and their papers or publications is here. [Penicillin was approved for use with less experience and data than is available on the effectiveness of Hemp - only six patients]. The results of the cases can be readily replicated by any practitioner, medical or otherwise, anywhere, to cure malignant melanomas and more importantly, save lives. The topical application of hemp oil salves or balms helps to control or cure various skin conditions. Taken orally, the oil tends to seek out and destroy cancer cells in the body, but as with any drug, too much can cause side effects; most notable with hemp oil is drowsiness. Unlike opiates and their derivatives, hemp oil is not addictive. For those who may find it incredible that the medical establishment would ignore or even disdain such research we remind

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Fighting The Damage Caused By Radiation

the reader that the history of the medical establishment includes examples of mule-like stubbornness, incompetence, mediocrity, greed, arrogance, and stupidity. Consider the case of Dr. Ignas Semmelweis: In 1847, Dr. Semmelweis, a respected Hungarian physician who was concerned about the high mortality rate of women giving birth in hospital, instituted a procedure at one hospital whereby doctors washed and disinfected their hands before delivering babies. Immediately, the mortality rate dropped from THIRTY percent to near zero. Seven other hospitals followed suit with similar results. The European medical establishment recognized Dr. Semmelweis’s achievement by blocking his applications for further research funds, vilifying and ostracizing him, and, ultimately, causing him to lose his prestigious positions at maternity hospitals. In America, the newly formed American Medical Association added insult to injury by threatening to revoke the license of any doctor caught washing his hands. Dr. Semmelweis was so distressed that women continued to die that he suffered a mental breakdown that eventually led to his death in 1865. Don’t expect a doctor working inside the system to buck the system. The risks are still too great! The advice she or he offers you is controlled by the large medical industry that makes its money from expensive cancer fighting drugs and treatments. It is an industry that doesn’t look favorably on natural supplements or other cancer treatments that they cannot patent or make a large profit from. Years from now the current conventional cancer treatments used by doctors will on the whole be viewed in the same light that we view the old medical practice of blood letting to cure illnesses.

After the horrible earthquake in Japan, that has caused all this damage to many of the nuclear reactors that are operating in that country, radiation is now spreading worldwide. With high levels of radiation being released into the atmosphere on a continuous basis, it will have a devastating effect on the lives of most living creatures. But once again if used properly high quality hemp oil can provide a solution that will be of great help to mankind in alleviating this situation. For years I have been telling the public, that every man woman and child on this earth, should be taking small doses of this oil everyday to maintain good health. With all the radiation that is now entering our atmosphere, it is basically urgent, that we now all start ingesting this oil as soon as possible to undo the damage this radiation will cause. Through my experience with the use of this oil, I have found that there is nothing more effective or more harmless that can reduce the damage caused by radiation. I have seen patients that were suffering from cancer who were badly damaged by the effects of radiation treatments, that were able to completely eliminate the damage in a short time. Some who have come to me that had radiation treatments, were burned so badly by its effects that their shin looked like red leather. After ingesting the oil treatment their skin went back to its normal healthy state and the radiation burns disappeared completely. If the oil can do this for someone that was badly damaged by such so called medical treatments, would its use not be effective to combat the effects of the radiation, now emanating from Japan. There are thousands of reasons why the medicinal use of the cannabis plant, should never have been restricted in the first place. But now with the menace that all this escaping radiation presents, we would have to be insane to turn our backs on the use of hemp extracts to help us all deal with this situation. I truly feel sorry for the misery the people of Japan are now going through and if nothing can be done to stop the radiation from escaping, they may loose their homeland entirely. Don’t be fooled by government double talk, radiation is an invisible but dangerous threat to the well being of us all and only a complete fool would try to say otherwise. The wondrous medicinal effects of properly produced oil from the cannabis hemp plant are finally being recognized once more worldwide. This is just one more reason, we must begin to start growing this plant on a grand scale and it is time that we all told our governments that we have had enough of their nonsense. Our very lives and the lives of coming generations, plus the well being of many other species are at stake and its now up to us, to determine what future mankind is to have. ___________________________ PhoenixTears: The Rick Simpson Story has officially been released! Learn firsthand from Rick about the phenomenal rise of one of the most important movements in human history.

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The Lovely Norton Commons


Stopping the Keystone XL Pipeline


UN to Impose Treaties on Marijuana Legalization

27 Time For Health Canada to Come Clean

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Reunion of Opposites by Fredalupe!

s I write this from the southern hemisphere spring, soon to be summer, is bursting for the first time ever during this time of year for me. The sun has been warmly shining for hours, all manner of bird life swirl about the little cabana where I’ve been invited to stay for a time. Together, each in our own way, we’re singing our gratitude to this glorious day. I’m grateful to be here. I’m grateful to still be able to work with The New Agora even though I’m literally on the other side of the world exploring the unknown, music, art and so many new human relations it’s dizzying. Since I arrived here the community around me has been preparing for a three day festival that will attract thousands of celebrants. Actually the celebrations started a while back, basically the day I arrived here, and will most likely go well on into the fifth Sun in a perfect welcome for the Mayan new year. My very strong feeling is that 2013 will be a blast of unmitigated delight. Enjoy the new beginnings heralded by the Cosmic synchronicity of this special time: there’s enough for everybody and everyone’s invited to the Show. I’ve seen quite a bit in the last few weeks, a vigorous protest against mining in Montevideo, Uruguay, and now an incomprehensibly big one in Buenos Aires whose participants flooded the city for miles. Although they might not have the benefit of all the information at our fingertips the folks down here stand up for themselves and the land with an exuberant passion and a joy of solidarity. While The New Agora is spreading throughout Canada I’ve been given the chance to fulfill a few of my personal dreams. Powered by that same fulfillment, the third book in the trilogy Lorenzo and I started years ago finally has the room to grow and flower, and so do I! I have the very strong feeling and the evidence before my eyes that people are doing that all around the world. This is a great time to be alive. The canvas is limitless imagination. Here practical examples of people living free abound. The folks all around me are tackling the very real and rewarding challenges of birthing their dreams of a beautiful life. Oh, it’s anarchic and chaotic and hilarious and astounding and so very, very colourful. Each new person I meet enriches my idea of the possible and has completely convinced me of just how amazingly unique a bunch of humans can be. And it’s all so heartfelt! They greet you with a hug and a kiss on the cheek, a pat on the back, and of course, a how-do-you-do. Happens again when you part company. It’s lovely, and just this simple loving exchange has done wonders for my sense of family, camaraderie and bonhomie. So far not too many folks here know what’s going on elsewhere in the world, mind you, which makes for crazy dramatic conversations but good ones nevertheless. And these southern folks sure do love communicating! And celebrating! And just enjoying each others company. I have never seen so many sunrises. Buenos Aires, perfectly named, really is a tango and that’s means more then I’ve been able to completely absorb as yet, but I can feel the rhythm. The architecture of the buildings and cobbled streets is spellbinding: chaos resplendently clothed in elegance. They say chaos comes before change and growth; I’ve proven that to be so for myself, and it perfectly explains this bustling buzzing bursting jungle city. I only spent a week and a half there and I can’t wait to continue to explore its living labyrinth. What a ride! I admit to being nervous because of all the bad press but my goodness am I glad I went. Violet flowering trees blooming everywhere! Of course there are elements of decay and corruption in this megacity, but propaganda debunked: everywhere I’ve ever travelled the largest majority of people I’ve met were hospitable, welcoming and interested in our differences and our commonalities. The rest were just haggard from stress. Survival sucks and Fear is no fun when it’s all you feel. Abundance cures all that. Without the oppressive forces on humanity...actually in a sense it’s because of them that we have all the more cause to become free. Reunion of opposites at work. The contrast to where I am staying right now couldn’t be more pronounced. There’s no internet, we’re barely on the grid, no city, no unnatural noises and no pollution; just the Sun, blue sky, fluffy clouds, horses, birds I’ve never seen before, and a whole ecosystem peopling this natural paradise in harmony. A waterfall excites the Chi (life-force) just outside my window, while time is wholly remade of a different cloth, one that seems eternal and fits as though tailor made, which it seems is the case. Now more then ever before I’m completely convinced of the power of synchronicity and of how my life truly has followed a perfect design to bring me to who and where I am. Little did I believe that before. I fought my happy destiny like a madman, opposing the manifestation of my own happiness and delight with every reason I could come up with until I just couldn’t refuse to dance any more. Strangely much of it came to me through a romantic night of tango whose emissary gave me no alternative but to feel for myself the depth and vulnerability of my own tender heart, a journey that I now so softly tread. The great difficulties I encountered before getting here really underlined just how much negativity I was still generating in my life. My personal acknowledgement of responsibility for my life (in a nut shell) freed the energy for the super positive healing self-forgiveness that followed in a powerful reunion of opposites. I sure have made it hard on myself throughout the years, but even that, seen from my current inclusive perspective, is perfect. All part of growing up. Working on wholeness leads to acting and expressing that intent out loud. So we’re working on a plan to do just that on a grand scale. In agreement it looks like The New Agora will be in Alberta soon with the rest of Canada eagerly awaiting its turn, its champions, its voice, its community. The plan so far is straight forward, in a sense, and follows the natural path of balance and redress for what ails us all, one step at a time, which is really all that’s necessary to greet change with open arms, rising to help ourselves. We can heal Japan, the Gulf of Mexico, the skies, the waters, the seas, our minds, our bodies, our hearts, and all else besides. We already have all the tools at hand as they grow all around and inside us as well. We are a creative force, naturally in tune with Creation. Together there is no stopping us. Coming together is essential. After all, for all our wonderful differences We are of One Heart. Though the Task seems daunting it is not beyond us, not even close. A freed conscious humanity is already here and born ready for imagining limitless evolution and making it so. That’s you and me by the way. Amazing times. Evolutionary times. The answers to all our woes, the energy to power our dreams is Love. Simple as beans. Magic beans. We love ourselves: hence do no harm; then see how big we really are, include it all in that loving ‘ourselves’, and then whammo: we’re not just connected to the Source we are the Source expressing itself. Heck, simple acts of kindness do the trick. That’s human nature. Love is our natural element, and we’re just at the tail end of an incredible journey into and through separation, presently directed towards reunion with ourselves to reclaim our wholeness. What wonders from such a dance!

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t seems as though most Americans don’t know that the Obama administration has backed off its commitment to stop a Canadian oil firm from bringing dangerous and toxic tar sands from the fields in Alberta, Canada to oil refineries in Texas. But in East Texas, the farm lands and forests have been seized for the Canadian company through eminent domain and are already being destroyed for the foreign pipeline. Yesterday, October 24, Leslie Harris of Dallas, Texas and I visited the “boys” in the trees, the great activists who have been living in the trees along the Trans Canada Keystone XL pipeline that is carving a terrible scar in the countryside of East Texas. Earlier in the day we had been meeting with dozens of Tar Sands Blockade (TSB) activists who are preparing campaigns in East Texas and Houston to challenge the XL pipeline.

Activism in the Air

Activism on the Ground

The Tar Sands Blockade (TSB) fellows are living in tree houses built high in the branches of tall oak trees next to the piles of sandy soil that has been dug up and mounded 30 feet high. Huge green pipes lay on the side of the trench sliced deep into the Texas soil. Michael’s Construction company has been hired to lay the first 90 miles of pipeline in East Texas. We surprised their security personnel when we emerged from the forest and underbrush virtually beneath the tree houses. Even though they are not police, the company security employees wear POLICE jackets. The security employees have set up a camp under the trees that the activists are living in, ready to detain them when they come down from the trees, or detain anyone bringing supplies to them. We had walked through the oak and pine woods and the thick underbrush to the “No Trespassing” yellow tape the security personnel had set up very close to the trees where the activists were living. We brought out our yellow “Crime Scene” tape and put it up in a couple of places identifying the gash in the earth for what it really is. We yelled up to two young men on the tree platforms, thanking them for what they are doing. After a few stunned seconds, two surprised voices yelled back. When asked how long they had been in the trees, one responded, “24 days” and the second replied, “A week longer! 30 days!” “How are you holding up?” we asked. “Fine, we’ve got lots of food and water, but we’ve run out of reading materials so we are re-reading books and magazines.” “Is it lonely being up there?” we asked. “No, lots of animal life — squirrels, birds, even a white owl. And lots of noise from the machines.” “How is the night sky?” we asked. “Strange you should ask, because last night was the first night we have not had flood lights shining up at us. It was beautiful to finally see the stars at night and to have some quiet time with no generator noise. But, they probably will have the lights on us tonight.” “How long are you staying up there?” we asked. “As long as it takes,” came the answer.

Earlier in the day, Cherri Foytlin, the wife of a Gulf coast oil worker and mother of six from Louisiana, chained herself to a gate at the Keystone XL pipeline storage yard in nearby Winfield, Texas and blocked six trucks from leaving the grounds. Under a banner that said “Defend All Coasts”, Foytlin was arrested as her chains were cut by sheriff deputies with bolt cutters. Cherri was threatened with a felony use of a criminal instrument-a chain and lock. Ultimately, she was charged with Class A Misdemeanor Criminal Trespass of a Habitation/Shelter/ Superfund/Infrastructure, a new charge leveed at activists. Her bail is $2500. Prior to her arrest, Foytlin had prepared the following statement to be released in the event of her arrest:

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St o pp i ng

by Colonel Ann Wright

By the time you read this I will be actively engaged in a non-violent direct action designed to bring awareness to the construction of the southern leg of the Keystone XL Pipeline, to this country’s continuing use of our cherished Gulf Coast as the nation’s energy sacrifice zone, and in defense of our Mother Earth. Having spent the last several days with Gulf Coast communities that will be adversely affected by this disastrous project and after visiting with residents whose efforts to protect their communities, their land and their ecosystems through civil discourse and through the exercise of their constitutional rights and freedoms have been repeatedly denied, I am convinced that the choice to use our bodies as a shield in order to amplify the call for protection is indeed necessary. It is time for us to take a stand, to take action, to join with our Texas neighbors and with our brothers and sisters from across the country, from Canada and from around the globe to say, “no more!” Today I stand as a Gulf Coast resident and in solidarity with the Defend Our Coast activities in British Columbia, where more than 60 Canadian communities are protesting a proposed tar sands pipeline through their region. We must, as a unified voice, defend all coasts and all regions from toxic tar sands pipelines. The Gulf Coast is not our nation’s sacrifice zone! We will not, cannot, sit idly by while our freedoms are trampled by a foreign corporation, we will not, cannot risk our children’s air, water and land for empty promises of “energy independence”

or “jobs” or in the name of “progress”. I come to you today, to ask you to join us – the Tar Sand Blockade, Rising Tide North Texas, and others, in our mission, and to solidify the Gulf regional voice. I know that many of you may be unable at this time to join me in Texas or to commit to acts of non-violent action, yet there are other ways to support this mission. Share this press release with your media contacts. http:// Visit Tar Sands Blockade to see other ways you (as an individual or organization) can support. However you choose to support, every action is needed. By taking action, it is our hope that environmental justice communities across the Gulf will be brought into the national spotlight in conjunction with this highly publicized event. In closing, I would like to add that it is an honor to serve with you. I am proud of all of your work. Who knows what this action will yield, but I do know that this is our time to make a righteous commitment to each other and to our regional movement for justice for our historically overburdened environmental justice communities, for the people and ecosystems that continue to suffer the effects of the BP disaster, for the health of our communities, and for the people and ecosystems of our Gulf Coast. God be with you. In solidarity, Cherri Foytlin In an op-ed that appeared on Common Dreams on October 23, 2012, Foytlin talked about those living in the tree houses near Winnsboro, Texas: “The Tar Sands Blockade has been vigilant in their campaign of non-violent protest of this pipeline, and in doing so, these modern day patriots have also been protecting our freedoms. By building and refusing to leave tree house villages, chaining themselves to equipment, and working with landowners who wish to meritoriously exercise their right of ownership, they have valiantly defended our Gulf Coast, as well as our nation’s constitution.” In 2010, Foytlin walked all the way from her home in Louisiana to Washington, DC to bring attention to the terrible effects of the oil spill. Please read Cherri’s blog and watch her Why We Blockade Testimonial Video

Blockade on a Shoe String Budget The Tar Sands Blockade is being operated on a shoe-string budget. If you would like to help support this important campaign, please see the website ___________________________ Ann Wright is a 29 year veteran of the US Army/Army Reserves and retired as a Colonel. She was a US diplomat and served in Nicaragua, Grenada, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Sierra Leone, Micronesia, Afghanistan and Mongolia. She resigned in 2003 in opposition to the Iraq war.

by Colin Todhunter


Imperialism In

n Vietnam, Agent Orange was dropped by the US to poison a foreign population. In Iraq and the former Yugoslavia, depleted uranium was used. In Western countries, things are a bit more complicated because various states have tended to avoid using direct forms of physical violence to quell their own populations (unless you belong to some marginalized group or hit a raw nerve, as did the Occupy Movement last year). The pretence of democracy and individual rights has to be maintained. One option has been to use South American crack cocaine or Afghan heroin to dope up potential troublesome sections of the population. It’s worked wonders: highly lucrative for the drug running intelligence agencies and banks awash with drug money, while at the same time serving to dampen political dissent in the most economically and socially deprived areas. Another tactic has of course been the massive ever-increasing growth of the surveillance industry to monitor ordinary citizens. But drugs, surveillance and direct violence are kind of a last resort to keep a population in check. Notwithstanding baton charges, tear gas and the use of rubber bullets on the European mainland and that the US Government is not ruling out the use of violence on its own people, ideology via the media has and continues to be the choice of method for population control in Western countries. Whether it’s through the paranoia induced by the fear of terrorism or more general propaganda spewed out by the mainstream ‘news’ channels, political agendas and modes of thought are encouraged which seek to guarantee subservience and ‘integration’, rather than forms of critical thought or action that may lead to a direct questioning of or a challenge to prevailing forms of institutionalized power. From trade unions to political parties, oppositional groups are infiltrated, de-radicalized and incorporated into the system and critical stances are stifled, ridiculed or marginalized. Consensus is manufactured both in cultural and political terms. The result is that presidential candidate TV debates, political discourse and much of the popular mass media is void of proper analytical dis-

AGE From the TV news and commercials to the game-shows and latest instant fame programme, misinformation, narcissism and distraction pervade all aspects of life. Why be aware of the world’s ills and challenge anything when you can live in the dark, watch X-Factor, wear Reebok and shop till you drop? It is an infotainment paradise where lies are truth and unfettered desire is a virtue. cussion: public theatre scripted by speech writers and PR people, presented in manipulative, emotive, ‘human-interest’ terms. From the TV news and commercials to the game-shows and latest instant fame programme, misinformation, narcissism and distraction pervade all aspects of life. Why be aware of the world’s ills and challenge anything when you can live in the dark, watch X-Factor, wear Reebok and shop till you drop? It is an infotainment paradise where lies are truth and unfettered desire is a virtue. It’s a world of crass consumerism and gleaming shopping malls bathed in designer lifestyle propaganda where people drown in their Friday night alcohol vomit, shop till they drop for things they don’t really need or indeed want and bask in their emptiness by watching TV with eyes wide shut. But this is ‘free market’ democracy. And the concept behind it is that the mass of the population are a problem, and any genuine debate or the electorate’s ability to see what is ac-

tually happening must be prevented. People must be distracted – they should be watching millionaire footballers kick a ball around, mind numbing soap operas or some mindless sitcom. Every once in a while, at voting time, they are called on to parrot or back some meaningless slogans. Politics is no longer about great ideas. The acquisition of power has become the core value in itself, not socialism or any other radical philosophy. What is required from mainstream political leaders is technocrat not radical; middle manager not firebrand. In an era of advanced capitalism, the role of mainstream glove puppet political leaders is to demonstrate competence when it comes to managing the machinery of state in order to fine tune the status quo, not overhaul it. If ‘serious’ debate does even attempt to rear its head, it is increasingly to be found as part of a standardized, corporate TV news-cum-chat show format that is the same from country to country. There is usually some or other smug, user-friendly couple fronting the show, lying about how we may smooth away the wrinkles, according to the gospel of some grossly overpaid beauty guru to the stars. But then, moving on to the next topic and with an anguished expression, no doubt well rehearsed in front of the mirror that morning, one of the hosts states: “A recent report says that high street fashion retailers use children in the developing world to make its clothes.” A light and punchy studio debate among the show’s hosts and a ‘fashion expert’ will ensue, peppered with a certain degree of moral outrage. But only a ‘certain degree’ because hypocrisy abounds: “Stay tuned as next up you will be informed of how you too can dress like the celebs but for a fraction of the price.” The next day it’s competition time. Win vouchers to go shopping for the latest high street fashion items. “Top of the range stuff… But the prices are so cheap… Just how do they do it?” one of the hosts remarks: the very same person from the day before who fronted the ‘in-depth debate’ about how they actually manage to do it by exploiting poverty and child labour. It’s all very corny and comforting, with its sanctimonious world view of sexed up infotainment and bland titillation. It’s TV to inspire. TV to inspire the masses into apathy, fatalism and acceptance. “Next up, we have a man who swallowed a live rabbit and lived to tell the tale” is sandwiched between “How you can save on your weekly wine bill” and “Knife crime – lock ‘em up and throw away the key.” Forget about informed debate when platitudes, simple emotion and ‘common sense’ outlooks will do. You will rarely find anything radical or challenging here or elsewhere on mainstream TV because that’s not the point of it. The point of it all is to convince the public that their trivial concerns are indeed the major concerns of the day and that the major world events and imperialist wars can be trivialised or justified with a few ridiculous clichés about saving oppressed woman in Afghanistan or killing for peace in Africa. From Fox to CNN, the BBC and beyond, this mind altering portrayal of the world is devoured as avidly as the health-altering, chemically-laden TV dinner that accompanies it. How about a can of pesticide-ridden, cancer inducing cola to finish it off? Feel the spray. It’s all so refreshingly toxic. No need for Agent Orange here. So many people are already swallowing the poison via their plates or TV. If that fails and the drugs no longer work, the drones are waiting overhead.

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Finance Shadow Banking Hits $67 Trillion Globally

If No One Believes in the Recovery, Why are Europe and the World Trying?


he slow financial collapse allows the perpetrators to slowly bite off pieces from the grand pie, inflicting lethal but manageable pain and damage into the world’s economic and financial systems. This tactic in turn prepares the field for further deterioration and acquiescence from the public and the governments who they control. The kind of financial terrorism carried out by the largest financial entities in the history of the world, which are controlled by the smallest amount of people ever, makes it possible to successfully materialize the elite’s dream to create the most powerful monopoly of money and resources while they present themselves as the saviors.

Protests Against Austerity and Debt Spread Worldwide


report by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) on Sunday appeared to confirm fears among policy makers that the so-called shadow banking system of non-bank intermediaries continues to harbour risks to the financial system. The FSB, a task force from the world’s top 20 economies, also called for greater control of shadow banking, a corner of the financial universe made up of entities such as money market funds that have so far escaped the web of rules that is tightening around traditional banks.


ccupy Wall Street targets Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein and other economic elite.

Geo-Politics Secret UN Document Lays Out Plan to Seize Control of Internet


report by a United Nations organization calls for the international body to seize control of information shared over the Internet should the governments of member nations fail to pass sufficient cybersecurity regulations. A draft of the proposal, formulated in secret and only recently posted on the ITU website for public perusal, reveals that if accepted, the changes would allow government restriction or blocking of information disseminated via the internet and create a global regime of monitoring internet communications — including the demand that those who send and receive information identify themselves.

Jose Mujica: The World’s ‘Poorest’ President


t’s a common grumble that politicians’ lifestyles are far removed from those of their electorate. Not so in Uruguay. Meet the president - who lives on a ramshackle farm and gives away most of his pay. President Mujica has shunned the luxurious house that the Uruguayan state provides for its leaders and opted to stay at his wife’s farmhouse, off a dirt road outside the capital, Montevideo.



Another Election Sham in Police-State ‘America’


ideously, billions of dollars were spent by Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in this ‘election’ sham even as joblessness, home foreclosures, economic austerity, corporate hegemony, and perpetual U.S. wars continue - unabated.

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arliament passed a ban on wearing masks at riots that punishes violations with up to 10 years behind bars in a bid to crack down on radical groups. The measure, adopted 153 to 126 on the Halloween holiday that sees revelers walk the streets in masks and costumed, aims to target the “growing threat” of vandalism and violence, said Parliamentarian Blake Richards, who sponsored the bill. Lawmakers are especially targeting the Black Bloc anarchist group, whose members dress in black, their faces hidden by glasses, scarves and hoods.

The Prince and the Pedophile: Charles’ Connections to Pedophilia Networks

U.S.-Canada Integrated Cybersecurity Agenda


s part of the Beyond the Border initiative, the U.S. and Canada are strengthening cybersecurity cooperation. In a move that received little attention, both countries recently announced a joint cybersecurity action plan. Cyber threats know no national borders which has made the issue an important security concern. A fully integrated North American security perimeter would be entrusted with preventing and responding to any such attacks.

Canada Lawmakers Ban Masks at Protests

resh on the heels of the fallout from revelations regarding former BBC entertainer Jimmy Savile and his unbelievably sickening and innumerable instances of child molestation as well as the “look the other way” approach taken by the BBC, more and more questions are now emerging in regards to the connection between Savile and British Royalty, most notably Prince Charles. Although Prince Charles’ friendship with Jimmy Savile, allegedly begun when the two met in the 1970s during the course of working with children’s wheelchair sports charities, is now well-known, the extent to which the Prince and the Pedophile were connected appears to go much deeper than the mainstream media reports let on. In fact, child molester Savile has enjoyed an unbelievable level of access to the Royal Family for the past 40 years.

Health Needless Cancer Therapy: 75 Percent Undergo Unnecessary Treatment After Breast Screening

Time bomb in Tokyo Metropolitan Area — Experts Warn of Accumulating Fukushima Contamination


ake Kasumigaura in Ibaraki Prefecture is facing an environmental threat that has essentially turned it into a time bomb ticking away 60 km northeast of Tokyo. Experts warn that Japan’s second largest lake with a surface area of 220 sq. km is quietly but steadfastly accumulating radioactive cesium It is not only rich with fishery resources but its water is used for irrigation, industrial purposes, and even for consumption as drinking water for 960,000 people in Ibaraki Prefecture. Furthermore, no one knows how and by how much the problem has worsened over the months, except for one obvious thing: it hasn’t gone away.

Nervous-System Damage From the Sky


he name chemtrails is a spin-off from contrails, which are condensation trails left behind flying aircraft. There is credible evidence that chemtrails are toxic to man, animals, and the soil. There is current concern in the United States about the increasing number of neurodegenerative patients. Since 2000, the number of Alzheimer’s patients has increased from 4.5 million to 5.4 million in 2012, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. One in eight people 65 or older have Alzheimer’s. A yearly increase seems inevitable because of the aging population, but environmental factors also play a role.


bout 4,000 women each year endure gruelling, unnecessary treatment for breast cancers that were not life-threatening, a review has found. For every life saved by early detection, three women have therapy they do not need, according to the most definitive investigation of breast cancer screening so far. Nearly all are given aggressive treatments – including chemotherapy, radiotherapy or having a breast removed – even though they might never have experienced any symptoms during their lifetime because their cancers were slow growing or non-aggressive. These treatments can involve months of agony and have a severe impact on a woman’s quality of life. Over 99 per cent of those diagnosed with breast cancer will have surgery; of which 25 per cent will have a mastectomy and 75 per cent an operation to have a lump removed. At the same time, 87 per cent of patients are given hormonal drugs that can cause hot flushes, mood changes and sickness, while 80 per cent have radiotherapy. This can cause tiredness for months and swelling or damage to skin, while a very small number experience side-effects including damage to the lungs or heart.

How Rain Dumps Fukushima Radiation On West Coast


adioactive isotopes are constantly spewed from the destroyed Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant and are easily picked up by the jet stream and transported across the North Pacific in storm systems. When these weather fronts hit the mainland, the rains wash the radioactive particles out of the air and spreads them over everything that receives precipitation. The US West Coast and especially British Columbia, specifically the Vancouver area, get hit the hardest.

David vs. Monsanto

How to Free Your Mind from the Conventional Matrix


o free your mind, you will need to learn how to think beyond the conventional matrix. To do this, you will need to become aware of the tricks that companies and your government use to manipulate your mind. Subliminal messages are one of them but they are starting to phase out. They are being replaced by highdefinition TVs and certain high-tech gadgets that have the ability to send certain frequency and energy patterns or codes that can influence your thought patterns. These controlling techniques are all designed to hypnotize your mind to a certain degree so they can influence how you think.

ercy Schmeiser of Saskatchewan, Canada, is but one of Monsanto’s victims, but contrary to so many others, he refused to quietly tolerate the injustice. In a classic case of David versus Goliath, Schmeiser fought back against one of the most powerful businesses in the world. It all began in 1998, at which time Schmeiser had grown canola on his farm for 40 years. Like any other traditional farmer, he used his own seeds, saved from the previous harvest. But, like hundreds of other North American farmers, Schmeiser ended up being sued by Monsanto for ‘patent infringement’ when more than 320 hectares were found to be contaminated with Roundup Ready canola.


Science & Tech Will The Peak Of The Solar Cycle In 2013 Produce Technology Crippling Solar Super Storms?

Australian DOD Comparative Analysis Places MYT Engine in Top Position

Electricity From The Marshes


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Methods for Good Digestion by Jonathan Benson


ealing with the symptoms of chronic digestive dysfunction can be discouraging for many people, especially when unknown dietary and environmental triggers constantly seem to create bloat, abdominal pain, gas, and other problems. But correcting the issue can also be as simple as eating certain foods while avoiding others, and learning to eat foods that promote healthy floral balance in the gut. Besides avoiding specific foods to which you may be allergic -- consulting an allergist trained in naturopathic methods may be the best course of action for this -- here are seven ways to naturally promote gut health and eliminate indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), intestinal inflammation, and other conditions that may be inhibiting proper gut function:

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Probiotics - The importance of regularly taking probiotic supplements and eating probiotic foods cannot be stated enough, as these are the bedrock elements of strong digestion. When the bacterial balance in the gut gets thrown off due to poor diet, overuse of antibiotic drugs, toxic buildup and other factors, the digestive system is unable to properly digest and assimilate nutrients. For this reason, it is essential to encourage the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut using probiotics. Fermented foods - Similar to probiotic supplements,

fermented foods are teeming with beneficial bacteria that help prime the gut for optimal nutrient absorption. Raw sauerkraut, kefir, kombucha tea, raw milk, pickled veg-

etables, yogurt, and authentic miso soup are among the many cultured foods and beverages that help promote the proper enzymatic breakdown of food components within the gut, which in turn promotes healthy digestion and a well-functioning digestive tract.

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Aloe Vera - When the colon becomes impacted with toxic waste as a result of poor digestion, conditions like ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, Crohn’s disease, and spastic colon can result, all of which prevent the absorption of nutrients into the bloodstream. But eating aloe vera and drinking aloe vera juice regularly can irrigate and break down this impacted waste, and restore healthy diffusion throughout the intestinal tract. Zinc - Many people are unaware of the important role zinc plays in healthy digestion. An essential mineral for the production of digestive enzymes, zinc is one of the primary catalysts by which the body processes nutrients. Zinc is also a critical component in the renewal of regrowth of intestinal tissue, as well as the production of digestive bile and secretions of both the liver and pancreas. Many individuals with chronic bowel inflammation often end up also having zinc deficiency, as the two are closely related. Numerous studies have shown that zinc is a powerful gastro-protective nutrient with powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, particularly when combined with the amino peptide L-carnosine. Simply upping your intake of zinc and Lcarnosine, in other words, will help promote intestinal healing and healthy mucosal lining throughout the gut.


L-Glutamine - The amino acid L-glutamine is said to be the single most important nutrient for repairing the gastrointestinal tract. The most abundant amino acid in the body, L-glutamine has been shown to possess an in-

credible ability to repair colon and bowel tissues. L-glutamine provides energy to the cells in the digestive tract, effectively strengthening the gut lining and improving water absorption. Supplementing with L-glutamine can thus repair digestive function, reduce or eliminate allergies, improve mood and nutrient absorption, and ultimately boost immune function.


Avoid GMOs - In addition to eating the aforemen-

tioned foods and nutrients, it is also important to cut out foods that contain genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), as these toxic, man-made substance have been shown in numerous independent studies to disrupt digestion and destroy gut flora. Common GMOs throughout the food supply include ingredients made from non-organic soy, corn, canola, sugar beet, and cottonseed. Since an increasing amount of food crops are targets for genetic manipulation by the biotechnology industry, the best way to avoid inadvertently eating GMOs is to look specifically for certified organic or non-GMO project certified foods when shopping. Other hidden sources of GMOs include processed food ingredients like citric acid, vitamin C, ascorbic acid, maltodextrin, dextrose, sucrose, xanthan gum, yeast, lactic acid, vegetable proteins, vegetable oil, and flavors and flavorings, both “natural” and “artificial.


Avoid Wheat Gluten - Since this common protein substance tends to disrupt and destroy the nutrient-assimilating fibers that line the digestive tract, wheat gluten is another food you will want to avoid when trying to repair your gut and restore proper digestive function. Gluten disorders are far more widespread than most people think they are because the hybridized wheat varieties commonly used throughout the food supply today are particularly damaging -- one expert cardiologist has actually dubbed modern-day wheat a “chronic, perfect poison.”

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ctivists and concerned citizens around the world have had enough with corrupt corporations censoring their right to know what’s in their food, and frankly they’re beyond upset. And if the government will not side with the 90 plus percentage of consumers who are in favor of GMO labeling, then they’re going to do it themselves. As it turns out, many are doing just that through the ‘DIY’ GMO labeling campaign known as ‘The Label It Yourself Campaign’. Sporting a skull with cornstalks for crossbones, the DIY labels inform customers as to whether or not a product ‘may’ include GMO ingredients or most certainly does.

People Will Not Stand for Corporate Food Lies Any Longer With 80% or more of many staple crops like corn and soybeans already genetically modified, there is a large chance that

Page 10 most products containing these ingredients (or derivatives) do indeed contain GMOs. Even more so for highly processed high-fructose corn syrup and other harmful ingredients which are arguably modified 100% of the time. You can print out the labels from the campaign website and stick them on products for yourself. With a lack of real GMO labeling thanks to dirty tricks by pro-GMO groups like No on 37, grass roots initiatives are the only methods of alerting the public to what they are putting into their mouths. Pro-GMO campaigns have impersonated and illegally used the FDA seal, posed as phony cop and democrat groups, and poured more than $45 million into keeping consumers in the dark. Now, citizens are fighting back through peaceful grass roots initiatives. As a picture from one Treehugger blog shows, consumers are honestly labeling processed foods across the shelves of international grocers: 

As for the legal aspect? The Label It Yourself Campaign states: “At the moment, the law protects misinformation and private property above truth-telling, and public well-being…” Meanwhile, corporations like Monsanto continue to pump out GMOs that have been time and time again linked to disease, environmental disaster, and even the center of ‘slave labor‘ issues. When government legislation is shot down through corruption, it becomes a grass roots responsibility to take action and make a real change. (

GMO Whistleblower Scientists Fired by Jonathan Benson


hough it barely received any media attention at the time, a renowned British biochemist who back in 1998 exposed the shocking truth about how genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) cause organ damage, reproductive failure, digestive dysfunction, impaired immunity, and cancer, among many other conditions, was immediately fired from his job, and the team of researchers who assisted him dismissed from their post within 24 hours from the time when the findings went public. Arpad Pusztai, who is considered to be one of the world’s most respected and well-learned biochemists, had for three years led a team of researchers from Scotland’s prestigious Rowett Research Institute (RRI) in studying the health effects of a novel GM potato with built-in Bt toxin. Much to the surprise of many, the team discovered that, contrary to industry rhetoric, Bt potato was responsible for causing severe health damage in test rats, a fact that was quickly relayed to the media out of concern for public health. But rather than be praised for their honest assessment into this genetically-tampered potato, Pusztai and his colleagues were chastised by industry-backed government authorities, including British Prime Minister Tony Blair, whose office was discovered to have secretly contacted RRI just hours after Pusztai and his team announced the results of their study on television. For speaking the truth, Pusztai was immediately fired from his position, and his team dismissed from their positions at the school.

Research Out of Egypt Finds Similar Results GMOs Cause Severe, Long-Term Health Damage As reported recently in Egypt Independent, similar research by Hussein Kaoud from Cairo University’s Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene also made some fascinating, though politically incorrect, discoveries about the effects of GMOs on the body. After feeding nine groups of rats varying combinations of GM soy, corn, wheat, and canola, Kaoud and his team observed that these genetic poisons clearly obstructed the normal function of the animals, affirming Pusztai’s research. “I recorded the alteration of different organs, shrinkage of kidneys, change in the liver and spleen, appearance of malignant parts in the tissues, (and) kidney failure and hemorrhages in the intestine,” said Kaoud about the effects of GMOs as observed in the test rats. “The brain functions were touched as well, and the rats’ learning and memory abilities were seriously altered.” In Kaoud’s case, his groundbreaking findings will soon be published in the respected journals Neurotoxicology and Ecotoxicology. But it remains to be seen whether or not the scientific community at large, which is heavily influenced by biotechnology interests, and the political

structures that control it will accept the results as valid, or pull a similar character assassination on Kaoud and his team as punishment for defying the status quo. What all this clearly illustrates, of course, is that modern science can hardly be considered the independent, truth-seeking, “gold standard” of interpreting and understanding reality that many people mistakenly think it is. The truth about GMOs, as uncovered by mounds of independent research, is that they are inadequately safety tested, at best, and deadly at worst. But this fact remains shrouded in deception, thanks to the corporatized, pro-GMO culture of mainstream science.

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GM Wheat May Permanently Alter Human Genome by Anthony Gucciardi


xperts say that the GM wheat currently in development by an Australian governmental research agency could, if ingested, shut down certain genes, leading to premature death or risk thereof to multiple generations. The GM wheat developed by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) using public funds is engineered to turn off genes permanently. The organization’s intent to turn off wheat genes, however, could affect human and animal genes. “Through ingestion, these molecules can enter human beings and potentially silence our genes,” says Professor Jack Heinemann of the University of Canterbury’s Centre for Integrated Research in Biosafety. His report was published in Digital Journal.

DNA Matches in GM Wheat and Humans The wheat genes intended to be silenced are known as SEI, the sequence of which are classified by CSIRO. What experts know about SEI is that parts of it match the human GBE gene sequence. GBE dictates glycogen storage, without which the liver scars and causes death in children. Adults with malfunctioning GBE genes can experience cognitive impairment, pyramidal quadriplegia, peripheral neuropathy, and neurogenic bladder. “The findings are absolutely assured,” insists Heinemann. “There is no doubt that these matches exist.”

Survives Digestion, Cooking, Generations Moreover, Heinemann describes the double stranded RNA (dsRNAs) present in GM wheat as “remarkably stable in the environment.” It is able to withstand digestion (even after cooking) and thereafter circulates through the body, where it amplifies into more and different dsRNAs and “alters gene expression in the animal.” These altered genes are passed to later generations, assuming the consumer doesn’t die of cancer or liver damage before procreating – seen in the recent GMO french study.

Dangers Well-Known by Agribusiness No doubt, agribusiness will swoop to CSIRO’s rescue and claim that Heinemann’s findings are irrelevant. Monsanto, however, uses this same tactic in its genetically modified plants. The plants are engineered to produce dsRNA that survives digestion in the insect, shuts down genes, stunts growth, and kills it. This may be welcome news for some, given one biotech scientist’s email not only acknowledging the risks of disease and reproductive difficulties inherent in GMO consumption but also praising it as a ‘remedy’ for global over-population. Agribusiness has gone to great lengths to silence skeptics of GMOs The Food and Drug Administration—which abounds in ties to agribusiness—deleted 1 million signatures for a GMO labeling campaign. Monsanto has been burning millions of dollars to campaign against GMO labeling. Depending on the poll, about 93% of Americans advocate GMO labeling.

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10 Healthy & Cheap Organic Foods by Anthony Gucciardi


heap organic foods? In the face of global economic struggle, the issue of personal finance is at the heart of the average consumer. But do you really have to shed an exorbitant amount of your money to purchase organic foods over conventional? The answer is no, and there is a surprisingly large amount of high quality organic foods that are quite cheap — even when considering low income families. Even families on foodstamps have been able to live entirely on an organic diet on the foodstamp income alone. There’s even a documentary about it called Foodstamped, which is hosted free online. The couple in the film eats a 100% organic diet on as little as $40 a week. There are keys to keeping costs down such as buying from farmers markets when possible and always buying whole food options as opposed to pre-made or processed meals, but I am going to give you a list of 10 key items that are really quite cheap. In fact, they purchased many of them in the film to keep their costs down. When you get the opportunity, you can even store up on some of these items in bulk and cut costs even further — not to mention that many of these foods are capable of acting as long-term storeable foods. Here are the top 10 healthy yet organic real food items that won’t break your budget:

B rown R ice

Brown rice has a lengthy shelf life when stored properly in a sealed container, and can make for a full meal simply by eating it alone or adding in some of the vegetables in this list. Organic brown rice when purchased in bulk, or at least not from pre-packaged bags, can be extremely cheap while able to be incorporated into many meals.

A ssorted S eeds

Highly nutritious and beneficial food items like organic flax or

by Ethan A. Huff


eeping up with the latest science regarding chemical safety is apparently of little or no concern to the Canadian government, which recently declared the highly-toxic plastics chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) to be safe just two years after declaring it to be a toxin. In a report issued by Health Canada’s Food Directorate, the agency has iterated its unfounded position that exposure to BPA in food packaging “is not expected to pose a health risk to the general population, including newborns and young children.” The announcement is curious as Canada was one of the first countries to question the safety of BPA back in 2008, right around the time that emerging science began to show that the chemical

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organic sunflower seeds are available for a very low price — especially when you bag them yourself. Flax has a great deal of healthy fats and other nutrients, and can compliment a diet lacking in real nutrition while being easy on the pocketbook.

nothing when packaged yourself or purchased in bulk quantities. Another food item that stores for a very long time.

E ggs

Long hailed as a key remedy to multiple conditions and used in cleansing activities like oil pulling, you can find organic, extra virgin cold pressed olive oil for less than $5. You may be surprised how much you can get, too. Don’t look for fancy brands, but try your best to ensure that it contains the wording ‘cold pressed’, ‘extra virgin’, and of course USDA certified organic.

Certified organic eggs are extremely cheap when you consider how many meals a regular carton of 12 eggs can provide. This is amplified even further when it is locally harvested. At Whole Foods you can find local eggs on sale for around $2 a dozen or even less. If that’s too much, then go straight to the source and buy in bulk. When considering that around 2-3 eggs can make a meal, an entire carton can provide a lot of quality nutrition for a very low price. It also doesn’t hurt that eggs are known as powerful superfoods.

C arrots

Chop them up and include them with the brown rice, or juice them for a great morning drink. Carrots can be purchased in bulk size for less than $4 and will last quite a long time.

A pples

Great for flavoring up juices or combining with peanut butter (see next down the list), apples are a tasty fruit that literally do keep the doctor away. Plus, they also happen to be really inexpensive.

P eanut B utter

O live O il

G rass -F ed M eats

The best bet with grass-fed meats, if you choose to eat meat, is to purchase from a farm directly. You can find meats like bison and buffalo for a low price when dealing with the source. These meats are particularly of high quality as buffalo and bison are not administered the same degree of medical intervention as cows and chickens. In fact, federal law protects buffalo meat from a great deal of antibiotic use and even hormonal injection.

O nions

Onions are known to pack a nutritional punch that rivals many superfoods within the fruit and vegetable family. They are also excellent flavor boosters and can be added to your brown rice vegetable mix, topped off with some olive oil, and make for an absolutely delicious meal that is both free of harmful ingredients and nourishing to the body.

Nutritionally dense and great to snack on as a meal or inbetween one, nuts like almonds and cashews can be found for close to

It doesn’t have to drain your bank account to avoid toxic additives like high-fructose corn syrup, MSG, aspartame, genetically modified ingredients, and so on. Instead, checkout these top 10 cheap organic food items, shop in season, and find local farms and farmers markets to go straight to the source. Also, please share this article with anyone who thinks that organic simply cannot work for them as it is too expensive. For less than 20 dollars you can purchase a considerable amount of organic food items that are both delicious and contaminant-free.

leeches out of containers and into food and drinks. A Canadian government panel at that time had determined that BPA is potentially linked to hyperactivity in children, breast and prostate cancers in adults, and birth defects in newborn babies, among other conditions, which led many product manufacturers to voluntarily phase out the use of BPA. “Our science indicated that bisphenol-A may be harmful to both human health and the environment and we were the first country to take bold action in the interest of Canadians,” said Canadian Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq in a statement back in 2010. But in typical wishy-washy fashion, these same corporatebacked bureaucrats are now back-peddling by trying to claim that BPA is just fine, even for infants and babies. In complete denial of copious amounts of evidence showing that even low levels of exposure to BPA can cause organ damage, developmental disorders, reproductive damage and infertility, digestive

dysfunction, DNA damage, endocrine disruption and many other conditions, Health Canada is attempting to pull the wool over the eyes of the public by blatantly kowtowing to the chemical industry. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has also flipflopped several times on the BPA issue, having recently banned BPA from children’s drinking cups after vehemently denying a few years earlier that BPA was at all dangerous ( The positions on BPA held by both the Canadian and U.S. governments are dubious at best, and have led to much public confusion about the chemical. But the science is clear -- or at least clear enough for those that have eyes to see and ears to hear the truth. The simple fact that BPA can bio-accumulate in the body over time is reason enough to be leery of perpetual exposure to this known hormone disruptor, not to mention the many other health conditions linked to BPA exposure.

High quality organic peanut butter can help keep your taste buds happy while shopping organic on a budget. It can also be combined with other food items like seeds or apples to alter the snack altogether, and is often a favorite among children.

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The Science Behind Good Vibes How Mindfulness Actually Works


chieving mindfulness through meditation has helped people maintain a healthy mind by quelling negative emotions and thoughts, such as desire, anger and anxiety, and encouraging more positive dispositions such as compassion, empathy and forgiveness. Those who have reaped the benefits of mindfulness know that it works. But how exactly does it work? There is a measurable benefit that people could achieve through body-mind meditation, especially involving an effective training regimen. Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) have proposed a new model that shifts how we think about mindfulness. Rather than describing mindfulness as a single dimension of cognition, the researchers demonstrate that mindfulness actually involves a broad framework of complex mechanisms in the brain. In essence, they have laid out the science behind mindfulness. This new model of mindfulness is published in the October 25, 2012 issue of Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. The model was recently presented to His Holiness The Dalai Lama in a private meeting, entitled “Mind and Life XXIV: Latest Findings in Contemplative Neuroscience.”

The researchers identified several cognitive functions that are active in the brain during mindfulness practice. These cognitive functions help a person develop self-awareness, selfregulation, and self-transcendence (S-ART) which make up the transformative framework for the mindfulness process. The S-ART framework explains the underlying neurobiological mechanisms by which mindfulness can facilitate selfawareness; reduce biases and negative thoughts; enhance the ability to regulate one’s behavior; and increase positive, prosocial relationships with oneself and others-all-in-all creating a sustainable healthy mind. The researchers highlight six neuropsychological processes that are active mechanisms in the brain during mindfulness and which support S-ART. These processes include: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

intention and motivation, attention regulation, emotion regulation, extinction and reconsolidation, pro-social behavior, and non-attachment and de-centering.

In other words, these processes begin with an intention and motivation to want to attain mindfulness, followed by an

awareness of one’s bad habits. Once these are set, a person can begin taming him or herself to be less emotionally reactive and to recover faster from upsetting emotions. “Through continued practice, the person can develop a psychological distance from any negative thoughts and can inhibit natural impulses that constantly fuel bad habits,” said David Vago, PhD, BWH Functional Neuroimaging Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry, and lead study author. Vago also states that continued practice can also increase empathy and eliminate our attachments to things we like and aversions to things we don’t like. “The result of practice is a new You with a new multidimensional skill set for reducing biases in one’s internal and external experience and sustaining a healthy mind,” said Vago. The S-ART framework and neurobiological model proposed by the researchers differs from current popular descriptions of mindfulness as a way of paying attention, in the present moment, non-judgmentally. With the help of functional MRI, Vago and his team are currently testing the model in humans. This research was supported by the Mind and Life Institute, Impact Foundation, and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health.

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grochemicals, home bug sprays, and lawn treatments could be causing chronic illness in your family. Pesticides are designed to kill, although the mode of action they use to put the stranglehold on pests varies. Whether it’s nerve gas–like neurological disruption, the unbalancing of key hormones, or the stunting of a plant’s ability to absorb lifesustaining trace minerals from the soil, none of the chemical interventions seems all that appetizing, especially considering that chemical residues routinely wind up on and even inside of the food we eat everyday. Pesticides are also blamed for diminishing mineral levels in foods. Agrochemical supporters tend to fall back on a “the dose makes the poison” theory, meaning tiny exposures aren’t really that harmful. Increasingly, though, independent scientists are debunking that belief, even proving that incredibly tiny doses could set a person up for health problems that might not crop up until decades down the line. Luckily, eating organic, less processed foods can cut back on your pesticide exposure.

7 Health Problems Associated with Pesticide-Based Agrochemicals

Diabetes - Scientists have been noticing a link between pesticides and diabetes for years. The latest evidence comes out of the Endocrine Society’s 94th Annual Meeting, where Robert Sargis,

MD, PhD, released the results of a study that suggest tolyfluanid, a fungicide used on farm crops, creates insulin resistance in fat cells. A 2011 study published in Diabetes Care found that overweight people with higher levels of organochlorine pesticides in their bodies also faced a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Prevent it: To save money on organic fare raised without pesticides, cook with organic dried beans. In the home, avoid using chemical air fresheners and artificially scented products— these things are also blamed for inducing type 2 diabetes.

Cancer - More than 260 studies link pesticides to various cancers, including lymphoma, leukemia, soft tissue sarcoma, and brain, breast, prostate, bone, bladder, thyroid, colon, liver, and lung cancers, among others. Prevent it: The President’s Cancer Panel suggests eating organic and avoiding plastic to lower your risk of environmentally triggered cancers. Autism & Other Developmental Diseases - How do

you get autism? The world’s leading autism researchers believe the condition develops from a mix of genes and the pollutants encountered in the mother’s womb and early in life. Many insecticides effectively kill bugs by throwing off normal neurological functioning. That same thing appears to be happening in some children. A 2010 Harvard study found that children with organophosphate pesticide breakdown materials in their urine were far more likely to live with ADHD than kids without the trace pesticide residues.

Prevent it: Switching to an organic diet rapidly eliminates pesticide residues in the body.

Obesity - Some agrochemical pesticides act as hormone disruptors, meaning they act like a fake version of a naturally occurring hormone in your body, they block important hormone communication pathways in the body, or they interfere with your body’s ability to regulate the healthy release of hormones. More than 50 pesticides are classified as hormone disruptors, and some of them promote metabolic syndrome and obesity as they accumulate in your cells, according to 2012 study appearing in Environmental Health Perspectives. Parkinson’s Disease - More than 60 studies show a connection between pesticides and the neurological disease Parkinson’s, a condition characterized by uncontrolled trembling. The association is strongest for weed- and bug-killing chemical exposures over a long period of time, meaning it’s important to keep these toxic compounds out of your household routine. Prevent it: Don’t turn to chemical interventions to kill bugs in your home or garden. Instead, use natural pest control measures. Infertility - Pesticides spell trouble in the baby-making depart-

ment, thanks to their bad habit of not staying put. For instance, atrazine, a common chemical weed killer used heavily in the Midwest, on Southern sugar cane farms, and on golf courses, has been

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2012 | The Maya Beginni D

ec 21, 2012 is a date carved in stone by the Ancient Maya over 1300 years ago that indicates the completion of a World Age Cycle. It clearly marks the end of a 5,125 year cycle, and many independent researchers and indigenous messengers affirm it is also the completion of a nearly 26,000 year cycle. This infamous date which is rapidly approaching marks an end and a beginning simultaneously, called a “Creation Day” by the Maya - literally a return to Zero-Point. What does this really mean? It is a question we are all being summoned to ask ourselves. As we each witness and experience the turmoil and rapid change taking place on Planet Earth, it is clear our future is unknown, with all too many factors and influences to possibly account for. There are endless predictions, projections and hypotheses put forward to proclaim our possible collective future, but in reality no one can be certain of the path ahead. This rapidly approaching Dec 21, 2012 Synchronization date can be understood as an alignment of vast timing cycles, both celestial and planetary in nature, that was recorded precisely to alert us of the potent opportunity of these times we are now living through. The Maya say we will be entering “The Fifth World.” The Aztecs call it the Dawning of “The Sixth Sun.” By whatever name, we are approaching the Turning of World Ages, and every single one of us in an essential player in these planetary moments! What does it mean that a World Age is closing and preparing to Re-generate? How can we consciously shift in harmony with the Grand Changing of Cycles? What new evolutionary possibilities can we meet on the other side of this threshold? The more deeply we contemplate these questions from our hearts, the more receptive we can become to living the answers, and consciously surrendering to this vast evolutionary process underway as it unfolds through us. This 12.21.12 synchronization date can inspire us to make positive changes and alignments in our lives! As we near the Closing of this Cycle it is key that we look at our own lives and ask: • • • • •

What is seeking to be resolved? What is in need of healing? What is seeking Forgiveness? What amends can be made to be in right relationship? What baggage – both physically and emotionally can be let go of now, that we don’t need to carry into the New Era?

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As the Maya timekeepers say, Earth herself is transitioning into a New Cycle. This reality makes it more essential than ever that we attune to the living process and potential of Transformation on all levels. So too we must find new ways to heed the calls to align our human lives and culture in harmony with the biosphere. Mayan Ajq’ij Denise Barrios writes: “What is the significance of December 21, 2012? … Mother Earth - like the living being that she is - will elevate her spiritual condition. That is why humankind, as a manifestation of her evolutionary legacy, will be able to transcend to the next level. Sadly, we have continued to destroy our Mother Earth and have put our own evolutionary history at risk, just as previous civilizations did when they reached this point. Notwithstanding, once again, we have the opportunity to ascend to a higher level, and to perfect our spiritual evolution through Her.” - From “2012: The Door to Transition” published in “The Energies of the Day for 2012.” Many ancient, indigenous prophecies point to these times as bringing an actual mutation of our humanity into a new species, catalyzing us to begin accessing new capacities and new, untapped levels of our human potential. The Quiche Maya say the New World Age will be governed by the 5th element ether, called “akasha” in Sanskrit, meaning sky or space. In the New Cycle to dawn, it is said that “all that has been hidden shall be revealed,” making all known. The collective unconscious shall steadily become illuminated and con-

scious. This includes ever-deepening telepathic communications amongst each other, with the spiritual dimension, and with the living intelligence and spirit of Earth itself – The Mind of Gaia known as The Noosphere. As we attune to the voice of Earth’s Noosphere, receiving guidance from the living consciousness of Earth as a sentient member of the Galactic Whole, we can entrain ourselves into deeper states of harmony, learning to re-engineer our human culture to once again find balance with the Great Web of Life. The motto to invoke this Noospheric consciousness is: “I am one with the Earth. The Earth and my self are one mind.” As is clear to many, we are living through a time of great Paradigm Shifting. The Quiche Maya of Guatemala confirm

we are closing a World Age that has been dominated by patriarchal energies and mentalities, and that we are about to formally begin a steady shift into an Era governed by a balance of masculine and feminine energies; uniting mind and heart; logic and intuition; spirit and matter. This crucial re-balancing can bring far-reaching personal and planetary transformation, invoking unfathomably potent dimensions of healing and re-alignment; thus leading us on a collective path of learning how to re-sanctify Life. Indeed, there is much, much work to be done, on countless levels, to re-balance our humanity, and find a new harmony with our living planet. This is a vast process of deprogramming and de-conditioning that is underway as we release the historical shackles of this patriarchal era we are transitioning beyond. As we collectively invoke the forces of redemption and regeneration, we shall be guided as we seek wholeness through integration, elevating our humanity into its deepest purpose to beautify and honor our shared existence. In this regard, our collective human mentality is undergoing the process of shifting from greed to equality, from competition to cooperation, from separation-based survival to conscious interconnectedness. Far from idealistic concepts, there is a genuine awakening taking place within our human consciousness as we remember and enliven our capacities to manifest life-affirming culture. Obviously at this moment, this paradigm shifting may seem obscured by the

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“tension of the opposites” that is still in full effect, however this shift is slowly but surely underway. December 21, 2012 marks both a destination and a starting point; a signal to all willing hearts that the time has come to heed the calls of our ancestors to rise to a new level of service, awareness, and dedication to fulfill our potential as residents on Planet Earth, as she takes her rightful place in a New Cycle of cosmic order. While many people predict either massive cataclysms or profound miracles to descend on this date, let us not discount, nor distract ourselves from the potent wisdom of attuning to the subtle vibrational shifts and gradual changes that may likely be the nature of this coming reunion with Zero-Point Creation Day, as it initiates our journey into a New Era. As Mayan Ajq’ij Denise Barrios writes in her essay, “2012: The Door to Transition:” “What is the significance of December 21, 2012? It is the end of a cycle in which a subtle change of energy will take place and allow humankind to enter into a more spiritual vibrational state; one of greater consciousness in which we will re-evaluate our priorities and recapture our intimate connection with nature. “Some may not even notice this transformation; they may think that December 21 is a day like any other, but a change in energy at the spiritual and sensitive level will take place, and those that are prepared will have no difficulty in recognizing it.” Simply put, December 21, 2012 can be understood as marking an emergence into our next evolutionary phase. As life unfolds on the other side of this threshold date, we may indeed encounter quantum shifts and rapid positive acceleration, as many valid sources point to. And it is also reasonable to expect gradual transformation that unfolds the more

we mature in our receptivity to the new possibilities of living in a New World Age. The ongoing Earth changes, the changes in the Sun, and the multi-layered crises that we collectively face are far from resolved, and will not just disappear on 12.21.12. The journey of learning how to live awake on Planet Earth continues, likely with no lapse in intensity. Regardless of appearances, there is much cause for celebration and triumphant faith in the synchronistic natural order of positive planetary transformation and the flowering of human consciousness in accord with this Grand Cycle Shifting. Let us participate consciously in honoring, acknowledging, and attuning to our collective return to Zero-Point on December 21, 2012, that it may fortify our hearts with courage and inspiration to fuel us on the mysterious path ahead. 12.21.12 Offers a universal, open invitation to All residents of Earth to participate in this Grand Day of Peace, Planetary Graduation Ceremony. No particular beliefs are required. All that is necessary is to stop business as usual on this day, and affirm a willingness to show up at a new level within our own lives; willing to keep evolving as a member of humanity. On 12 .21.12 there will be massive positive collective focus in ceremony, prayer, and meditations for Peace Countless sacred sites around the globe will be activated; countless indigenous elders will be summoning the ancestors; countless diverse people of all paths will be offering their hearts to unite in this opportunity to end the past cycle and begin anew. This will be a landmark day as we globally unite intentions, and consciously open ourselves as instruments to receive and transmit the vibration and guidance of a New World Age Cycle as it descends and takes root on Planet Earth through us. On the Solstice Synchronization Day let us feel and attune to the power of our collective positive presence, in communion with our hearts, unified with the ancestors and the future generations, and synchronized in our collective care for the Earth as a living, evolving system and sentient member of a galactic whole. A central global focus on Dec 21, 2012 is to “Envision our Positive Future” by joining in visualizing the “Rainbow Bridge Around Earth” This vision is given to us by José Argüelles who was the Original Messenger to turn the eyes of the world to the prophetic significance of the December 21, 2012 date. The Rainbow Bridge Around Earth signifies love for our living Earth, care for future generations, and our determination to co-create healing for humanity, elevating ourselves into new frontiers of our human potential. Transcending all boundaries of nation, culture, race, religion, and belief systems, this image symbolizes unity, unlimited possibilities, triumphant positivity, bright futures, and the miracle of life. People all around Earth will be visualizing the Rainbow

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Bridge at the exact moment of Solstice 11:11 AM UTC, utilizing the simple, potent Rainbow Bridge Around Earth Meditation As we embark on the emergence into a New World Age, this visualization helps us to attune to the Whole Earth, realizing that any boundaries or borders we are accustomed to all fall away, as we really see that we are One Planet turning in space and time, swimming in One Galactic Ocean. This comprehension of our true Oneness is the vital foundation necessary for us to consciously walk on the path of the new era. The intention of this collective visualization is for our global community to open ourselves to new positive realities for our Planet, and open ourselves to unify our hearts and minds with each other, and with the Mind of Earth, so that we may work as One for the highest good of the Whole of Life. The Rainbow invokes the full spectrum of light/information to illuminate our shared journey, and its imagery conjures possibility, magic, and divine benevolence. If you can’t synchronize at the exact moment of Solstice, simply activate this visualization at any point on Dec 21. Many people will actually be holding a “9-Day Rainbow Bridge Vigil” from Dec 13-21, and will be keeping this image in their hearts and minds, especially concentrated on Dec 19-21. Beyond 2012 The Journey of Awakening Continues! The Rainbow Bridge Around Earth is an emblem of the New World Age, serving to remind us of our commitment to pioneer new ways to live on Planet Earth, in Harmony. Let us all keep this image alive in our consciousness, shining brightly in our hearts and homes! DECEMBER 21, 2012 IS NOT THE END OF THE MAYAN CALENDAR, nor is it the end of The 13-Moon Natural Time Calendar based on Dr. Argüelles’ work! Solstice 2012 is the end of a World Age Cycle, but the sacred calendars continue their role of guiding our path into the New Era! According to Dr. Argüelles’ pioneering galactic time decodings, the time period between December 22, 2012 and July 25, 2013 is a germination period of the New World Age – an accelerated time of adjustment, integration, and regeneration. His work indicates July 26, 2013 as initiating “Galactic Synchronization.” 7/26/13 will be the next 13-Moon Natural Time New Year, marking the start of a vast new cycle in which we may finally comprehend ourselves as creative members of a Galactic whole; a consciously unified microcosm - macrocosm... As we continue awakening from our “cosmic amnesia” and realize the immensity of our existence, we can open to new dimensions of our capacities and see from new vistas! ************* May Our Collective Efforts to Unify on December 21, 2012 Guide us into New Positive Realms As a Planetary Civilization... As we Meet this Return to Zero-Point May Our Conscious Crossing of this Threshold Assist us to Embody the Spirit, Heart and Wisdom Necessary to Construct a New World Era, That Its Grace May Steadily Emerge Through our Lives, Day upon Day upon Day... To the Journey Beyond a Destination

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he air was electric and there was a foul buzzing in my head. The last thing I remember about being upright was that my feet decided that they wanted to follow their own separate paths at which point the voice in my head uttered. “Oh my God!” Blackness comes, the world spins beneath my feet and next thing my bones are bouncing off the dusty gravel, and with a loud ‘huff’, the air is blown from my lungs. Blackness everywhere and an overwhelming silence but for the whooshing of blood through my head. Then comes an irritating, chirpy voice – not the sort of voice you want to hear in a time of bodily crises. “You’re OK – just stay calm. The electromagnetic field from my ship just happened to spike your central nervous system creating what you humans would call a seizure. Really, really sorry about that!” Is this for real? Am I actually still alive? I try to move but my limbs appear to be disconnected from my motor centre. “Hell I’m paralysed!” “Nope, just stunned. Just relax and normal service will be resumed in err…a few minutes.” “Very pleased to hear it! So what the hell is going on? I’m out for a walk in the park and suddenly I feel that I have been hit over the head with a baseball bat!” “Yep, just the field from my ship and as I said, you’ll get over it.” I am starting to feel sensations cutting in, pain in my left wrist, the texture of moist sand and gravel on my bare arms and legs, and what feels like gritty sand in my mouth and nose. The blackness dissolves and a light appears in my head, gradually brightening to a dazzle. My brain forces my eyelids to part, and before me, just above the dirt I see withered brown blades of grass against a blue sky embedded with fluffy clouds. But wait, camouflaged against the grass, six inches from my

eyes, there’s a stick-like insect looking straight at me. From my new level of humility it seems like a terrifying apparition – but is it? It looks too darn real! “Good, you’re starting to recover. Thankfully I didn’t kill you because that would be really bad karma.” Now I’m beginning to think my brain is as bruised as my body. “You’re hallucinating you idiot!” I try to get up, but my mind still isn’t connected to my body. “Just a few more minutes and you’ll be on your way!” Oh God, its lips…err mouth parts, are moving and those tear shaped eyes are looking straight at me…almost looks like a miniature ‘grey’. “I’m no grey! Don’t insult my intelligence!” Oh God he can read my mind! “Sorry, this is all very new to me and I’m having a really hard time believing what I’m seeing.” “That’s somewhat surprising, as I was under the impression that humans lost their abilities to discern fact from fiction a long time ago and believe pretty well all that they see or hear!” “What or who the hell are you anyway?” “Let’s keep it simple and just call me ‘John’ and imagine I’m from a distant star system where evolution has taken a somewhat dif-

ferent path. I’m actually here on vacation – what you humans would probably call adventure tourism but on a galactic scale.” “OK John, so what brings you to this God forsaken planet!” “Oh please don’t ever call this planet God forsaken…it’s very upsetting to hear that. “Look, Earth is actually one of the jewels in the crown of this galaxy so to speak…the unadulterated parts are still incredibly beautiful! I just want to come back and see it again whilst there is something left to see, before it possibly gets completely screwed up. Oh dear, lets see…excuse me for being corny but that catchy song from your youth that passed me 30 light years out puts it very succinctly…’Don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone, pave paradise and put up a parking lot’. “As a matter of a fact, do you ever wonder why there are all these ‘ships’ visiting Earth at the moment? Some like me found out about Earth on the Cosmonet, the Lonely Star Guide to be exact and just like me they are here to soak up this wonderful, complex manifestation of the Creator. “That said, there are also a lot of looky-lous hanging out here, and to be frank, some pretty nasty entities just thirsting for blood.” “What exactly do you mean by nasty entities?” “Well take a look around you, all these wars, environmental pillage, malnutrition, starvation and the extinction of countless species. Do you really think man could wreak all this havoc on his own? Humanity isn’t necessarily evil, but he can make decisions that are evil then turn a blind eye to the consequences. Has it ever occurred to you that there are evil entities from another dimension that egg you on?” “Now you are asking me to suspend my critical thinking to believe something I can’t see, to take a blind leap of faith! Why should I believe you?” “Do you believe that the atom is a building block of matter? “ “Yes, of course I do!” “Have you ever seen an atom?” “No but it’s been proven a long time ago, and that’s the best explanation for how the world works!” “My point exactly, although I do have an advantage over you in that I can see the workings of some other dimensions and regrettably they aren’t always pretty. But that’s the nature of the duality of consciousness, the Yin and the Yang as you call it, the light and the dark, good and evil. Actually it’s what makes us grow, it keeps us on our toes and makes life an adventure! It doesn’t matter whether or not you believe that evil entities exist and try to manipulate this dimension; suffice to say that humans are in the driving seat and they always can say no to evil.” “So I guess you think we are screwing it up, causing all this global warming and pollution?” “Look, you can warm the planet to a small degree with carbon dioxide but on a cosmic scale it’s like pissing into the solar wind. You have no idea what Sun is capable of, Sun has been around billions of years and you have been watching Sun for an insignificantly irrelevant 60 of them – so you really don’t know anything.” “What do you actually mean by Sun?” “You just haven’t grasped it have you? Your ancestors were smart! They revered Sun! Sun has consciousness like any

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physical world, and has no better idea of how to succeed at the business of living than does the newly incarnated self. The two must find a way to work together. Now in this corporate structure of self, the egos job is much the same as the mail room delivery boy in a real corporation. (Think Tim Robbins in “The Hudsucker Proxy”) On a regular daily basis the ego delivers to the CEO (us) not just random information from the physical world, but also information & communications from those around us. Our job is to place this information in proper context, then to give it form, or if you like, to decide what the content means, and what to do about it. Then we give it back to the ego, to create that form in the physical world. The ego self then puts that form into action, (the male energy of doing) and being (the feminine energy of being.) That’s the ego’s job. Many have discovered that this efficient and well designed system doesn’t always work as planned, it breaks down over time. How does this happen? One might say it happens due to free will. All too often we as the CEO of our corporate self, are not in our office taking care of business when the ego arrives with fresh dispatches for us to deal with; we are off doing something more fun, leaving things to run on “auto pilot” in our absence. Now this is all well and good providing it does not become the norm. If the boss is out of the office more than in when the ego delivers the daily dispatches, things begin to happen. It begins harmlessly enough at first. Finding itself alone in the boss’ office yet again, the ego lingers, looks around a bit, and maybe even sits in the boss’ chair with its feet up on the desk, perhaps fantasizing. In time this becomes a little unofficial break in the work day, a time when the ego is in the big chair. One day the ego self notices there’s a lot of work piled up that the boss hasn’t processed, and people demanding answers to their questions etc. So, the ego decides to help out by doing the boss’s job. The problem is that the ego is not designed or qualified to create context from content, or to properly respond by giving it form. The problem becomes serious when the CEO finally realizes what is going on, but chooses to do nothing for the moment. Being that the ego is keyed to survival, sooner or later the negative side emerges if permitted to remain in control. The ego doesn’t necessarily know it’s not qualified to do the boss’ job, so it opens the mail, answers the phone and agrees to things it doesn’t understand. The ego invariably makes mistakes and screws up because it makes up meanings it can understand; it responds improperly and gets into trouble, getting us into trouble.

Thinking it’s doing right, the ego defends its position if attacked, having heard that offense is the best defense, the negative ego is born and it begins covering for itself regardless of what that may do to us and our lives. When the CEO (us) finally decides to re-take the seat of authority, the ego panics, and fights back, and remember, it knows everything about you. Suddenly everything becomes about the ego protecting itself rather than doing the job the right way. Before long we become the enemy and the negative ego comes to despise us, for various reasons. The more we fight it for control, the more we are seen as a threat, because at the heart of things the ego is all about survival. This battle with the negative ego can begin in adolescence and rage on for years; perhaps accounting for the self destructive tendencies exhibited in so many. Indeed it may be this very fundamental conflict within self that has led so many to seek life on a spiritual path…as a way to finally end this conflict. As stated previously the ego is not a function of our spiritual nature, it does not arrive with us, nor will it leave with us when we die. The physical world is the whole universe to the negative ego, and since it cannot accompany us on our return to source, it fears that as it does death itself; and will resist any and all spiritual progress, until it is unseated from power and re-programmed. The negative ego is secretive, untrustworthy and deceptive in the extreme and soon becomes adept at telling us what we want to hear. It is critical to remember here that although the negative ego knows everything about us, all we know of it, is what it allows us to see. It is at this point when some are tempted to try something they read in a book or saw in a seminar…they become convinced they must kill the ego to be free of it. The moment we decide to try to kill the ego, oh boy, the war is on, big time; and the negative ego now has its worst fears confirmed, we are the enemy and must be destroyed. Depending on various factors the negative ego will either commit to an all out war with the self, or it may ‘retreat’ out of sight to wage a long drawn out guerrilla war on the self; sabotaging it at every opportunity, but it never relinquishes power for that is seen as defeat & death. So, now there is an unqualified power hungry aspect of self in control that is determined to survive even if it means destroying the ‘host.’ If left unchecked it threatens to bring chaos to our life and relationships, one disaster at a time. Anyone who challenges the negative ego becomes the enemy and must be marginalized. The negative ego becomes something of a chameleon in its mastery of deceit. It hides in the forest of emotions, learning how to mimic each one. It will tell you you’re wrong when you’re right, tells you you’ve done badly when the reverse is true, and in time it even gets good enough to convince you that you long ago defeated your negative ego. How then do we deal with an out of control negative ego? The obvious answer is with honesty and love; never intimidation or force, which by the way almost never works. Neither will traditional forms of psychotherapy be very helpful, that’s a game the ego likes, and excels at by the time you realize you need help. I have heard that some have had good results using such modalities as Primal Scream Therapy, or Reality Therapy, to confront and manage the negative ego aspect. The problem is that you’re trying to fix something within by going outside, to the illusion of physical reality, which is at best a temporary band-aid for a permanent internal issue. One of the reasons the negative ego becomes hostile is because it really isn’t happy having to do all this…it isn’t what the ego wanted, and to break free of its control the first step is understanding that. The next step is of course to determine what it is the ego does want; what it was seeking all along, and of course that is esteem. It wants to be important because of the desire naturally within all of us, it’s hardwired for that you could say. The third step in breaking free of ego is remembering that getting your way with the ego is not at all

dissimilar to dealing with a very small child; it really helps to remember this. Next comes the hard part, for you must go within and confront the negative ego on its own home ground. Go within and call the ego forth with love & harmony as your intent. It may not respond the first or second time, or even the third time you beckon it; but if you are persistent, the ego will sit with you, and listen if your heart shows love and forgiveness. You can forget about the damage already done up to this point. Chances are you will just have to find a way to deal with what may be impossible to repair. This meeting is about ending the conflict and getting on with life with a harmonious corporate self, so forgiveness should be first. Next you take responsibility for your part in everything, after all if you had been on the ball in the first place none of this would probably have happened, right? By now you have the ego’s full attention. Time to offer it a truce, and a promotion. By this point you will not have to prove to the ego that it isn’t qualified for your job, it’s painfully aware. What you do have to prove is your recognition of its ability, plain and simple. Working with the negative ego is very challenging and time consuming and at first nothing will come easy. In life it often takes great effort to rebuild trust where it has been broken, but that, as they say, is the name of the tune. As you slowly gain that trust remind the ego that you both began life together, and need to work together for either to be happy and fulfilled. You establish a mutual peace agreement. Finally, to reclaim your power and responsibilities from the ego, to reclaim the CEO office you must promote the ego from mail room delivery boy to Director of Communications, and reprogram it to maximize the potential it was designed for. As an example, the egos prime directive is to collect data from the physical world and deliver that to you. Tell it that as Director of Communications its new job is to now scan for all the data picked up from all of our senses…everything, and deliver same to CEO without acting on any of it. Soon the ego will be delivering torrents of raw data to the CEO’s office for processing and response, just the way it’s supposed to be. This can be overwhelming at first, like a mild case of sensory overload which quickly enough becomes the new norm, as you find your awareness expanding across the board, and perhaps even across the universe. I find it interesting that the out of control negative ego so closely mimics the tactics and behavior of our so called political parties in this country. In both cases power is wrongly seized by unqualified entities that make a holy mess of everything and have no regard whatsoever for the host. Sound familiar? If indeed America’s negative ego (Canada’s Too) has been wrecking things for fun and profit, I wonder how much more we can take, before we seek a way to stop it once and for all and restore the balance. Just as we each must confront our negative ego (each in their own way) to restore balance to our lives; we must also confront the ego’s real life counterparts currently destroying this country. If we do not confront them soon, it will be too late. Until next time, be good to each other!

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Talking to an Alien

Continued from page 16 other star, because you do know all matter is a manifestation of intelligent consciousness, just like you or I, don’t you?” “So are you actually saying the Sun is a conscious being?” “Well, sort of, but a proper understanding is still some way ahead of humanity, but any way you look at Sun, Sun gives you life. Sun, as far as you are concerned, is the Light. Your Bible talks of the Sun Of God, and man’s purpose on Earth, all major religions would probably agree, is to gain enlightenment. Get it! All you need to know always is and has been hidden in plain view. It’s embedded in your languages, myths, artifacts and sacred sites. Just bare in mind that some heads of consciousness are smarter than others! “Look, I’ve some good advice for you. Forget what you learnt about history at school or what most mainstream religion tells you. A lot of it is just plain wrong and sadly some of it deliberately misleading. The idea that man went from cave man to astronaut in 40,000 some years is ridiculous. Sure, there has been a linear progression of what you know as civilisation but that’s not the whole story. The Earth is subjected to cyclical variations of life-force energies, cosmic catastrophes and just plain human stupidity. Think of civilisation as a slow linear progression modulated by a more rapid cyclical pattern. Great civilisations on Earth, come and go, roughly in synchronisation with the Earth’s 25,000 year precessional wobble. Your science hasn’t yet figured out the cosmic causal mechanism but if you stick around long enough you will.” “You mentioned you were here before – when was that?” “The last time I was here was 14,000 Earth years ago, just before the last ice age came to a catastrophic end, and with it the last Golden Age of Man. Back then, most of the northern lands were covered with miles of ice, and the sea levels were about 600 feet lower then they are today, revealing vast areas of the continental shelves. The climate was actually quite stable and your ancestors were primarily a coastal, seafaring people living incredibly rich and fulfilling lives.” “So what happened to them?” “Well, I was long gone, but according to the Lonely Star Guide, the Earth started to warm and the ice sheets began to melt, flooding the lower lands as the sea level began to rise.” “If these Golden Age humans were so smart why didn’t they just move to higher ground?”

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“Unfortunately for them, they were hit by a double whammy, just as things were starting to get a little toasty on Earth a comet exploded above what you call North America, obliterating lots of life and filling the atmosphere with dust which blocked out Sun. Things chilled instantly and the ice came back for another 1,000 years – your scientists call it the Younger Dryas period. If you think current climate change is rapid, I can assure you that you haven’t seen anything like what happened back then! That’s why woolly mammoths, sabre toothed tigers and other large mammals became extinct – and man almost met the same fate. “When the Earth warmed again, any remnants of civilisation disappeared beneath the oceans – sometimes whole cities were inundated in a matter of days as ice dams broke releasing huge freshwater lakes into the oceans. That’s why you don’t see much evidence on land today. If you looked under the oceans, it would be a whole different story. “From then on it was all down hill, but having survived the bottom of the Great Cycle – what you call the Dark Ages – humanity is now on the upswing. Just take care you don’t screw it up. And there’s plenty of evidence if you look for it. The ancient Hindu scriptures, the fall of man in the Christian Bible – every ancient culture records distant catastrophes and falls from Golden Ages.” “But aren’t they just myths from superstitious God-fearing, primitive peoples? Where is the solid evidence?” “Some of the evidence is very solid indeed. It is set in stone! Do you really believe that monuments like the pyramids at Giza were built by slaves using copper chisels? You could hardly achieve that accuracy and perfection today – even with all your modern tools and equipment. And there are pyramids all around the world, Peru, Mexico, China and they are encoded with mathematical messages and the builders were well aware of their global nature and significance. “From your level it is impossible for you to understand how these spiritually advanced humans thought and lived their lives. They understood the underlying intelligence behind everything and their humble place in it. They built these huge stone structures, encoded with this information, so that one day, their spiritually impoverished descendents, languishing at the bottom of the Great Cycle, the Great Year, the Yuga Cycle, the Precession Of The Equinoxes – call it what you will depending on your culture – might regain some of this lost knowledge and take it forward into the next cycle. And remember that many of these structures were built after the

Golden Age, in a time when much knowledge had already been lost!” “So how come these Golden Age humans were so smart?” “Ah! Good question! Again, I’ll have to keep it simple. Suffice to say that they had access to levels of consciousness inaccessible to all but a few humans today. Physically they were similar to you but spiritually, they operated at a level which you would consider God like. Indeed they were the Gods!” “So tell me John, just how are we going to get ourselves out of the mess we are in and regain our heritage?” “I see it’s already happening. Technology, and in particular your internet is spreading ideas – not all of them good I might add! You need to re-learn the lost art of critical thinking. But corrupt institutions will crumble as age-old weapons of mass deception are revealed, along with the evil intent of those behind them. When that happens, the mental and spiritual shackles will be off and the hard path to enlightenment can continue. “Anyway, that’s enough – I shouldn’t give too much away, that would make it too easy and besides there’s lots of fun to be had in the search for the ‘Holy Grail’ so to speak. It’s more about the journey than the destination!” “Oh please don’t stop – this is getting really, really interesting and I still have lots of questions!” “Nope, I should be on my way, before some hill-billy spots my ship and nails it to his garden fence thinking it’s just another Chevy wheel trim. “But just a final few words of advice; never believe all your mind tells you – it lies constantly. Once you have figured that out you’re half way to enlightenment. And remember, there are dark forces out there often masquerading as the Light. Learn to recognize them and give ‘em the middle finger, so to speak! “Oh…and remember to give thanks to Sun and be grateful you are on this beautiful planet having the wildest ride of your dreams.” My eyelids are becoming very, very heavy and the light fades. “John! Are you still there?” Silence but for the pounding of blood in my ears. Suddenly, I feel a strong hand shake my shoulder. A man’s voice, full of concern, asks: “Are you OK? You took quite a tumble! I saw you trip and fall flat on your face. Let’s see if we can get you back on your feet.”

economic development, has much to offer the shopper in her lively new business in Kitsalino. Even the name conjures up that general store feeling, conveying the notion of so much, Julie all the while promoting through her store the best of Food, Fare and Flowers. She believes in the idea of strengthening our individual and collective role as citizens, workers, creators and producers to generate a thriving and sustainable way of life. Keeping money in the country and more locally in the immediate community helps to protect our commonwealth, support our infrastructure, and provide us with safe and livable cities. Julie’s focus in Norton Commons is to build a primarily local, sustainable, fair trade and mostly organic product selection. To maintain the highest quality fare, she sources out local farmers, independent producers and suppliers that provide nourishing, fresh and vibrant products. My mouth watered when she described some of her unique products such as local canned fish from Nanaimo’s St Jean’s Cannery and Smokehouse. A family run business that practices sustainably line caught methods. No water or oil are used in the canning process because they only heat the fish once, unlike other canneries. This canning company is the last one around to do hand packing.

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n these busy times, many of us rely on our fingers to do much of the walking and the talking. We have let fast and easy lead the way. What have we sacrificed along the way? Do many of us remember the days of the friendly general store and all that it stood for? The warm familiarity, the little bit of everything, the community connection.... There is a growing movement arising to resurrect this local focus, to give the consumer a chance to support local food production and cultivate a personal relationship with their neighbourhood community. As big box stores push out independent businesses and industrial food production dominates, neighbourhood businesses increase economic benefits through employment creation and support for local food production while positively impacting our ever more concerning energy footprint. I spoke to Julie Norton of the recently opened Norton Commons. She is certainly a passionate and active leader in community concept retailing. Julie, trained in the field of community

In the dairy category she purchases cheeses from award winning ‘The Farm House Natural Cheeses’ in Agassiz. Some of these cheeses are featured on the menu in the White House in Washington. Fraser Valley farmers provide the raw material for

these delicious cheeses. Another Fraser Valley company, Birchwood Dairy, provides the milk and milk products for the Norton Commons shelves. Cream, sour cream, cottage cheese and the absolutely delectable yogurts are favourites. To go along with the cheeses one must have fresh bread. A well-known baker, Chris Brown, delivers his vegan Levain, multi-grain, spelt and specialty bread to Norton Commons on Saturday mornings. As the demand for gluten free foods grows, Julie carries a variety of gluten free items and plans to expand in this area. And of of colourful fresh by the bunch, bouquet or plants. There is a great selection of orchids to choose from, plus a wealth of local lower mainland flower growers to supply the happy demands for bright bouquets. A must in any general store, there are candies and sweets that delight the many youngsters and oldsters that frequent Norton Commons. Many local confectionaries line up beside the tried and true candies and gum we all recognize so fondly. Any sweet tooth will be satisfied with the selection available. Greens and other product choices, mostly local and some imported, round out the variety that Norton Commons proudly provides as fresh food staples. There are other locally made household products, interesting gifts and novel things to see as you walk the aisles of the store. Julie enjoys all the folks who shop at her store, from the seniors of the housing unit next door, with their colourful stories, to the young families that now make Norton Commons a regular stop. She hopes that more people will endorse the concept of shopping locally and support all those who seek to maintain the long term sustainability of the community through thoughtful accountability – both our own and that of our elected representatives whose decisions impact our food security. Norton Commons. 2501 W. Broadway. 604-732-8525

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U.N. to Impose International Treaties On States Legalizing Marijuana by Kurt Nimmo


he United Nations has declared Colorado and Washington in violation of international treaties following ballot initiatives that have legalized the recreational use of marijuana.

The President of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), Raymond Yans, has voiced “grave concern about the outcome of recent referenda in the United States of America that would allow the non-medical use of cannabis by adults in the states of Colorado and Washington, and in some cities in the states of Michigan and Vermont,” according to an INCB press release. The INCB is a quasi-judicial “control organ” for the implementation of the United Nations drug conventions. Mr. Yans said the referenda in Colorado and Washington state “are in violation of the international drug control treaties, and pose a great threat to public health and the well-being of society far beyond those states.” Yans cited the standard nannystate reasons for dictating what consenting adult Americans put in their bodies, including mental disorders, and cited the welfare of children as a primary concern of the internationalist organization. “Legalization of cannabis within these states would send wrong and confusing signals to youth and society in general, giving the false impression that drug abuse might be considered normal and even, most disturbingly, safe. Such a development could result in the expansion of drug abuse, especially among young people, and we must remember that all young people have a right to be protected from drug abuse and drug dependency,” the globalist bureaucrat said. Yans called for the U.S. federal government to “resolve the contradiction between the federal and state levels in the implementation of that country’s obligations under the drug control conventions” and demanded it “take the necessary measures to ensure full compliance with the international drug control treaties within the entire territory of the United States, in order to protect the health and well-being of its citizens.”

In other words, the United Nations insists the federal government perpetuate the destructive and expensive War on Drugs that has fostered a massive prison-industrial complex and ruined countless lives over the last few decades. As a consequence of the War on Drugs, the prison population in the United States has quadrupled since 1980, primarily as a direct result of mandatory sentencing for drug crimes. Around half of all inmates in federal prisons are there for drug offenses and more than 45 percent of all drug possession arrests in the U.S. last year were for marijuana, according to the FBI’s annual crime report. The United Nations supports this insanity with its call for the United States to obey international drug treaties. Marijuana legalization is a classic states’ rights and federalist issue. “States should be allowed to make a lot of these decisions,” Rand Paul said earlier this week when asked about marijuana legalization. “I want things to be decided more at a local basis, with more compassion. I think it would make us as Republicans different.” “I think, for example, we should tell young people, ‘I’m not in favor of you smoking pot, but if you get caught smoking pot, I don’t want to put you in jail for 20 years,’” Paul said. Fortunately, the tide is slowly turning and many states are finally realizing the War on Drugs is not only grossly unfair, but an immense waste of law enforcement resources and tax payer money. The United Nations is attempting to insert itself in decisions made by the states and by doing so is acting to perpetuate the War on Drugs. Americans should not only ignore the United Nations and the INCB Secretariat, but the federal government as well when it comes to decisions made by citizens on the local level.

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by Robert Cinque


inding out that my life has been based upon lie after lie is sickening and painful. I threw up, like Neo in the movie The Matrix, when he discovered that his so called life was a dream, a nightmare of horrors, lie upon lie. His awakening was bloody and painful. He did not greet it with a smile, he had to recover from it, his own awakening! The truth is so massive, so crushing, no one can endure its weight. The Truth literally crushes you to death, and that is why Awakening is about It, not “me”. Your identity as a separate entity will not survive the journey to enlightenment. The Truth hurts, but it’s still the Truth, still Life Giving. There is no need for beliefs when you have the Truth, or rather, when It has you. In our world, it’s not only the tyrants who lie their asses off, it’s the priests and doctors too, unwitting administrators of torture and falsehood. They promote lies they sincerely believe. But does the truth care about my beliefs about it? No. Do my ideas affect the truth? No.

Maps Are Not the Territory. Menus Are Not the Meal Eat the Real, Live the Territory. The Territory is the Radiant Conscious Field of Intelligent Light, the Impossible Wonder of the Presence of Life. The Meal is the ecstatic Whole Body Enjoyment of this undeniable Truth: the entirety of Reality Itself is your most fundamental identity now, we are absolutely inherently identical to Whatever the Fuck It Is that became us, little ole you and me, go figure. When we finally come to grips with the mind shattering reality of our Actual Condition, now, we will be able to manage our lives and this planet without conflict. The Map is a compilation of our scientifically materialistic, religiously psychotic, politically constipated, culturally anemic ideas about It. Our job is to move from the Map to the Territory. In my last essay, Whatever Destroyed the Towers Could Power the Planet, I identified 3 lies, 3 social memes that infect the body of Humanity and regulate its behavior just as surely as our genes rule our bodies. Here is one more, the most basic lie of all, the one that most enables our domination by the Matrix. Ego. The so-called ego is born from an assumption. It is not an entity, but a belief in one, a belief in a separate self, one that is marooned on an island of flesh. Belief in the ego is the result of a confusion about uniqueness, where individuation becomes the equivalent of separation. The ego is a belief, a primitive superstition, a cult of one, an emotional recoil dramatized as abandonment and betrayal. Every ego is a fundamentalist, a fascist, and a tyrant in a drama of perpetrator/victim. I call it the Poor me/ Fuck you syndrome. The truth is, I don’t have an ego and neither do you! We have a belief in ego, an assumption about our state that has no basis in Reality itself. A belief in something doesn’t make it true,

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no matter how devout we are, no matter how dedicated we may be to that belief. Pious devotion to falsehood turns people into fools. When you unpack your “self” and all its contents, it turns out to be just a pile of old books and dirty laundry.

rewards for your search for God, you get the utter destruction of the searcher.

The One Who Did the Unpacking, That’s Who I Am. You Too

I thought I would be adorned in shining robes and bathed in light when I became enlightened, but I am being crucified on this cross of light and dark. Still, I do not suffer, even though Awakening really hurts. How can this be? Pain without suffering? What? Yes. How can this be? I do not know. All I know is that I trust the excruciating Pain. Do you? Or do you turn it into blame and self pity? Now, as a result of recovering from your illusions about yourself, your Actual Condition at Infinity becomes painfully clear. You start to become animated, humorous, and irreverent. You poke fun at very serious issues and you crack jokes about really painful subjects. People can’t understand you, what the fuck is wrong with you? You woke up, that’s what. Now, you have to deal with it. So do they. Their job will be much easier than yours though, because they can just ignore you or write you off as a nutcase. They would be exactly correct. According to the rules of this world, you are a nutcase, thank heaven. Your true, actual, always already existing identity, is not a separate self, but the very One Who Is Alive As All Things. You are That, me too. The ego idea is a preposterous and ridiculous lie, an assumption, not an “entity” that needs to be overcome. No such entity exists, never has, never could, it’s impossible. Stop making the presumption of egoity, and your life will get better, stronger, more fundamentally true and alive. This is not a prescription for a real disease, only for an imaginary one, but one with real and deadly consequences. Overcome your belief in a separate self, then, What is already true, What has always been the Case, will become perfectly Obvious. The Truth is the Truth, now. Also, our Singularity as a species has always existed, it’s just that it has been overtaken by ego insane ideas, just like our personal identities. Our job is to restore our sanity, our personal and common humanity, by recognizing what is absolutely, fundamentally true: one, singular Consciousness is the nature of Reality. There is no inherent problem with Existence, no dilemma, no threat. All things, all worlds and universes are absolutely coherent and perfectly coincide with the Eternal Radiant Transcendental Being of Existence Itself, the Person of Love. Creating problems where none exist is the ego hell of ordinary life. It is arbitrary and unnecessary. Ego belief is easily transformed when the nature of Reality becomes apparent. Whirlpools don’t exist without a River. The bodymindself is a whirlpool that becomes an ego when it can’t Find the River. This is the same message as the Original Gospel of Jesus: prior, already existing unity with the Divine Reality, and is the very message that got him killed. The world is based on the ego lie of separation which necessitates salvation schemes and atonement rituals which Jesus routinely condemned in public. They strung him up as quickly as possible and crucified him as a dangerous heretic. Later, he became the poster boy for blood sacrifice. This is an example of how the Truth is weaponized. Jesus had great credibility among the people, he was intensely loved, he was the greatest mouthpiece the Pharisees and Rome could ever hope for, so he became the “Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world”. In this way, the ego lie was kept in place and Jesus was used like a nail in that coffin. The ego lie is the most fundamental premise of the world, which is why we have scientific materialism, the idea that consciousness comes from the brain, and religious superstition which imagines parental deities who must be placated and obeyed, a clearly childish context. An adult context would be heart felt love communion with That, not mommy-daddy appeasement rituals. Humanity is like a child who has been severely used and abused. Our task is to recover from the lies we believed and the abuse we both endured and participated in and enabled. We must mature in this way on both a personal and a planetary level. We can do it and we must.

There is only one Reality, not two. The One became the “two”. Still, no “objects” actually exist, only Consciousness Exists. You are That, showing up like a Fish in the Ocean. You are the Ocean, the Fish, and the Observer, all at once. How can this be? No one knows. It just is. You showed up out of nowhere because two people you didn’t even know had sex, now you’re an expert on everything because of all the great things you believe in. The problem is, you don’t know jack shit and not only that, you don’t know that you don’t know jack shit, a very dangerous situation. It’s important to know when you are confused. Well, I’m telling you. You’re confused, you don’t know jack shit and neither do I. That’s our situation. All we know is what we think we know. Reality Itself is unknowable, because finite minds, local space/ time perspectives on the Whole just don’t cut it! How could they? This sounds like really bad news because if I can’t know It and I don’t know jack shit, how can I survive? How can I control things? This question and the answer we provide is the birth of the so-called separate self, the “ego”. The separate self is born when I imagine myself to be threatened by the awesome forces of birth and change and death. The appropriate heart response to this Infinite Current is a Gasp That Takes My Breath Away, not fear, not doubt, not withdrawal. That’s right. Who am I to judge or criticize or condemn Life? What the Fuck do I know? Once I recognize my profound ignorance in the face of Infinite Life, I suddenly, unexpectedly, become identified with It, bonded to It, not separate from It. My knowledge about It ceases to be an obstruction to its Fierce Power and I see that It is not an “Object”, not “other”, and that I am not only inherently intimate with It, I am It, It is “me”. It’s a profound, mysterious and terribly passionate Love Affair, in which I am happy to Drown. It is my true identity, not “me”. The “me” suddenly becomes weightless, transparent, and extremely sensitive to literally everything. Enlightenment is perfect non- obstruction to the White Hot Core of the Living Current and results in a deeply felt emotional sensitivity to literally everything, a vulnerability to and passion for Whatever the Fuck It Is. I don’t know What It is, all I know is that I love It, I am in Awe of it, I trust It, I align myself with It, beyond and before the mind and its ideas. I am prior to the mind, a realization which makes the mind useful, otherwise, it’s a real bitch, as you know, your mind and everyone else’s. This is what Jean-Paul Sartre meant when he said “Hell is other people”, the basis of his play, Nausea. Hell is “me” and “you” grotesque and monstrous impersonations of our Real Condition, a Frankenstein run amuck in the Kingdom of the Real, the Infinite Heart of Love. But, instead of mystical euphorias and other caricatures of enlightenment, you get complicated and painful ordeals of the heart. Instead of gleeful happiness and “fulfillment” you get a bleedCall 778.835.7667 ing, oozing wound that never heals. Instead of glamorous

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This is not what I expected

Be Where You Are… Not Where You Aren’t by Zen Gardner


ow much are we waiting for the right opportunity or conditions to simply do the right thing or be the right person? Think about it. A bigger question: Does humanity allow itself to be tricked into living in a future projection where once this or that is right then we can get busy fulfilling what we’re supposed to be or do? Yes, of course it does. But how does it affect us? To the extent we’re putting off right action or conscious living for certain future conditions where we’re being where we aren’t, and not where we are. And that’s nowheresville and makes for a limp, easily manipulated society. And self. 

Fight to Stop Struggling

I’m the first to admit it seems to be tough to get off our butts sometimes and do or be what’s right. It appears to be a continual struggle. We’re all human and have the same battles, trials, tests and temptations. The really ironic thing is that when we’re struggling we’re missing the point right out of the gate. When we’re struggling it’s time to get some Zen. Being fully here and now is the objective. But there’s a daily path to this realization. Obviously there’s a lot we’re not consciously aware of. While it’s good to learn more continually, it’s not what should be our main motivation. Our driving force is spiritual breath. Being as fully awake and aware as possible and experiencing the infinite cosmos to it’s deepest depth one day at a time is our enlightened life. All else will be fulfilled in its time, but nothing is important enough to postpone living consciously. What that means to each of us individually is our unique experience. Hence the challenge. Alignments, Spiritual Conditions and Missing Information There are conditions outside of ourselves that do affect us. The star and planetary alignments have profound effects, making some difficult to achieve personal changes somewhat easier at certain times. I don’t know about gearing your life according

to astrological conditions or psychic sensings, but I have been pleasantly amazed lately how much my life has increasingly followed many of these fascinating aspects as I’ve committed my self to more and more conscious action by following synchronicity. It goes both ways. Very cool. I’m very blessed to have several spiritually gifted friends I’ve had the pleasure to become close with and learn from. Their gifts in sensing and reading various aspects of the unseen have wonderfully broadened my horizons and deepened my life. I’ve always been very skeptical about opening myself up to gifted people I didn’t know, but when there’s a bond of love and truth it’s a whole different story. 

Welcome–or Beware–the Accountability Factor

One of the biggest factors to me is accountability. If anyone experienced the recent David Icke event, as it is with being confronted with any real Truth, they are now put on notice. This is especially true when the Truth is made so screamingly clear with such passion and love as in the case of David Icke’s magnificent presentation. Will people really respond to the call to activate, or put it off? Once the Truth has been laid out so plainly, Universe moves in. For those who respond in greater commitment and action, there is greater power and synchronicity. For those who don’t, there will be confusion, self doubt, false justification, and spiritual impotence. This should be interesting to monitor in the wake of such a landmark/watershed event.

Cutting Ties Cannot Wait As the expression goes, “The difficult can be done immediately, the impossible takes a little longer.” This applies to moving according to consciousness. Some ties to compromising situations are pretty tough to break, but they eventually will fall away if you keep the flame alive. What you don’t want to happen is that you compromise your convictions in order to co-exist in a lower vibration. That’s the definition of the world’s claim to humanity’s enslavement. Fight that with everything in you. Activation is a vibrational experience and needs to be fed and amplified in every possible way. Hang around the right people, don’t hang around the dead heads and naysayers. Spend more time researching and getting charged up by True information and uplifting sources. Find your peeps, even if only on line as is the case with many of us. Light keeps the darkness away, and the greater the light we carry, the further we can see and less encumbered we are by they personal interactions or spiritual daily nagging downers, be affronts from darker realms that would like to hold us down. I realize many cannot fully break free just yet, but any and every way you can “loose the bands” in your daily life the more juice you’ll have for the next challenge towards greater and greater activism and effectiveness. 

Come Anytime from Anywhere – Just Come The coolest thing about waking up is finding yourself standing in the now. It’s as if you’ve always been there and just didn’t know it. It doesn’t matter when you entered the “now”, you’re just there now and nothing else matters. Those who’ve been there a long “time” welcome you accordingly, we’re just there, that’s all that matters. And the need to “stimulate the plasma” all the more to activate and attract others into the Now field is all the more prevalent. It’s really that simple. The point is clear: to reflect and transpond this energetic consciousness in a loving manner to help others do the same, and so contribute to Universe discovering itself, or however you want to conceptualize it. Love is kind, generous, caring and most of all responsive to the inherent need. The completely opposite to the selfish dog eat dog get-ahead competitive meme bullshit we’ve been handed. Again, to keep us from discovering who we truly are. Therefore be aware, and go the opposite way.

Crunch Time for Enlightenment – What Are You Waiting For? I don’t mean to be confrontational here, but this is the situation. If we don’t respond to the need before us we’re done, as are those we’d love to help. It takes guts to be conscious. Nothing big really, just a conscience, but in this day and age you have to buck a lot of crap to do the right thing. They desperately need standing up to. You’re just meeting a need, as am I. Be happy, and laugh in their programmed faces! Somewhere inside is a spark that knows you’re right and inherently carries the answer to everything! It’s becoming now or never, more and more. Time is an illusion after all, but responding to consciousness is something that cannot be put off. Now Now is all that matters. Don’t play with it. Do it. Love, Zen

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The Heart People by Soren Dreier

in that situation. And why wouldn’t you be a heart person? All other options are frankly not that attractive. Here are some issues that for me prove that pattern:

So be happy, be humble, be vigilant. And don’t fall into low vibrational traps. You are not in that place anymore. The heart people actually have shifted. They are not in queue, and that extra mile they have traveled is not in anyway crowded right now. They have set out, and are moving more and more rapidly towards their true potential and the catharsis of letting that manifest in a very explicit way. The Matrix should very much be afraid of that movement, and it is. That’s why it’s coming down on the heart people so hard. I have met these heart people from all corners of the world over the last month. If you are one of those I have had the honor of meeting, I have to tell you: From the streets of Cape Town to Bollywood, to the plains of Canada, the beautiful mountains of Switzerland, the Australian outback, the jungles of Brazil : You are not alone. You are loving and loved. Celestial forces surround you. You are protected. You are soon to meet your fellow peers. You are a movement that hasn’t gathered yet. And that is actually good tactics, since the Matrix can dissolve a gathering, but has no idea how to dissolve a high-frequency neural heart based network, zapping through the un-manifested realms of higher altitudes. Your day will come, where you will radiate through the darkness of the Matrix, blinding the perverted and profoundly sick power ghouls. There is hope for our downtrodden souls yet. There is hope for this beautiful place we call earth. You being here proves that fact. Look for the heart people. They would be the ones holding the key to the kingdom. That key is in their hands. Find them, and if you can’t; They will find you. Be sure to open the door. You don’t want to miss their ever so gentle touch on your longing soul.

Struggles • • • •


have dealt with a lot of people’s personal issues around the globe. Somehow a pattern has emerged that has me standing in awe, thinking: Yes, there is hope for the radiant “heart”-people. There is so much fighting on the internal scale for the heart people, it’s an internal alignment to what I conceive to be the shift. The real shift. The Heart people are somehow radiating and connecting from continent to continent. It’s the heart driven neural network of the Heart people, generous people, people who are “givers” and not by any means “takers”. They just love way beyond new age clichés, because it is with every fiber of their being. They touched down from cosmos somewhere to fulfill what ever karma or destiny they are here to impact into the turmoil and deprivation of the ghoulish Matrix. So brave warriors of the new dawn, so fragile, so humble, and yet ever so strong. It seems like, and I’ve touched upon the subject before, the internal shift is very much speeding up, and that would somehow cause a diversion between being in the heart and finding one´s true path in this life. The internal shift would be the higher emotional shift of the higher inner feelings, aligning with the psychical aspect that goes into body and the external physical surroundings. If you are one of the heart people, you could very well be

• • •

Sadness Not feeling plugged into life Bewildered What I refer to as: “ That roundabout feeling”: which path to take? Various symptoms of the “Stockholm Syndrome”; being a financial, emotional or psychical hostage. Internal and external ghoulish fights. Very sensitive emotional immune system that often inflates into the physical

Not all at same, you might have one or two. Some actually have all. Skills • • • •

High-vibrational healing skills High vibrational intuitive skills Plugged very much into the emotional GPS Highly creative skills

If I focus on the skills, I can certainly understand the difficulty of manifesting them at the present. As these people do. But, they will prevail. They are bringing water to the desert people caught in the matrix. That’s the job now. Do it discretely and persistent and silently, and the collective consciousness will shift your way. You can’t force it, right, but you can affect it. And that’s also your job right now. You won’t get applauded, you wont get paid much and that’s just really the matrix echo anyway.

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding about ourselves.” - Carl Jung

Death Of a Vampire F

or far too long we have lived under the rule of the Parasite. For too long the Parasite has dictated to us who we are and what we are capable of. For too long the Parasite has ruled over a mental wasteland of his own creating. And in order to make us subservient to his twisted aims of total spectrum dominance the parasite has poisoned the waters, infected our minds with his own perversities and denied the existence of anything beyond the corporeal body-state, whilst si-

multaneously launching a never ending vicious and ruthless war against the human soul he repeatedly informs us does not exist. He has, bit-by-bit removed the free-thinker, the philosopher, the wise man from centre-stage; replaced him with a gibbering, fame-obsessed body fixated retard, and held this idiot up as a role-model. And many have aped the self-concerned moron, even tried to outdo him on the stupidity-stakes, hoping that by simply being more stupid, more vain, more sexually-deviant, they will rise to the same stage as their parasitically-created hero. And yet ‘Imagination is a glimpse of the divine’ -William Blake These insipid mimics fail to realise that fame is not democratic. It is an orchestrated spell intended to take us away from our own potentialities. It is a closedclub, existing only to offer us a ready-made escape mechanism, its ultimate aim is to restrict our innate desire to self-create, and utilise the endless possibilities of our potentially-boundless imaginations. We are prisoners of the limitations set for us by our parasitical, self-appointed master. In order to transcend

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by Steven Mcauliffe

our limitations all we have to do is realise that our master is not like us, despite the illusion of superiority, he is, by definition a ridiculous inferior. His only strength is his psychotically-relentless pursuit of self-advancement. Having sapped our desires to self-advance is it any wonder that he has the power to dominate us? It is merely our surrender that makes us slaves. ‘The greedy, ugly people are not like us, They don’t feel the love, That she and I would die without’ -Hefner.

And as for those life-affirming sensations of intense bliss and contentment – the sense of ‘outrageous good-fortune’ that breaks through our lives oh too rarely, and yet when it does, whispers to us of a divine truth long-forgotten – well, once we come to the realisation that the Parasite is incapable of such life-affirming feelings, that he is in fact completely devoid of empathy and contentment, then we realise the tragedy of his existence – the sheer, hollow ringing emptiness of a man who denies the existence of the human soul, chiefly because it is absent in himself. Suddenly, upon this realisation, we begin to see the man behind the curtain. A man who best befits the old saying: ‘The small man cuts off the heads of others, in order to make himself seem taller’. Then, if we have any autonomy left at all, we refuse to stand in line for the chopping-block. Or to revert to an earlier metaphor, we refuse to continue offering our necks to the vampire. And there is a reason that myth says that a vampire has to be willingly invited into your home in order to drain your energies and feed off of your life-force: we must first acquiesce to our own

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The Healing Power of Water by Pao L. Chang


ater is an element that we are very familiar with because it is found in nearly every place on Earth and is also a part of us. According to certain researchers, our bodies and planet Earth are made of roughly 70 percent water. Even though we are very familiar with water, most of us have little clue of what water truly is. In school we are taught that water is made of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom (H2O). We are also taught that water has a very unique characteristic that allows it to transform itself into three different states of matter, which are liquid, solid and gas. These definitions of water are accurate but they are missing some very essential information about some of the most important roles of water. Because our modern society conditioned us to view water as a dead element, most of us failed to realize the true potential of water. Water is not just an element but is conscious, alive and intelligent. Water just seems dead in our version of reality because Earth’s reality fields are so distorted that they prevent water from achieving its true form. Water is a universal solvent cleansing every part of the body including the cells. At the highest level, water is a transporter of energy, thoughts and frequencies. I have said for over 40 years, “Water is so intelligent; it created humans to move itself around.” Let’s see why… According to Masaru Emoto, Ph.D., a water researcher and author of Messages from Water volumes I, II & III, water contains a consciousness that can be influenced through prayer, music, light wave forms, written words, thoughts and more. It is NOT just gases in a liquid form. Below is the link to a short video showing the intelligence of water by Dr. Masaru Emoto called, “Water, Consciousness & Intent.”

The True Form of Water and Its Healing Potential The true form of water is made of atomic hydrolase endoplasma (O2H2N3) which is organic living water. According to the MCEO teachings, water is the first compound atomic substance from which the other 144 smaller elements emerge. Besides being conscious, alive and intelligent, water also has amazing healing potential. To bring forth the true healing potential of water, we need to turn the current “dead water” (H2O) into atomic hydrolase endoplasma living water. Unfortunately, we currently do not have the ability to turn dead water into organic living water because of the severe distortions in our planet’s and body’s energy fields. Even though we currently cannot create organic living water, we can still use dead water to heal us to a certain point. Water has incredible healing potential because it can communicate with all substance and is the most powerful manifestation compound. This is why it is an essential element of life. With its special features, water can help heal us by acting like a catalyst to assist the healing process. When water is charged with certain energy frequencies, it can help increase our energy frequency when we drink it. In theory, if we can keep our body’s energy frequency above 62 MHz, we should not have to worry about getting sick. This is because harmful micro-organisms have a hard time thriving in a body with energy that is vibrating above 62 MHz. Water is great for raising the frequencies of cells because cells depend on water to function properly. When there is a lack of water in cells, their frequencies can drop to the point where they can die. Besides raising their frequency, water also helps cells communicate with each other.

Toxic Waste in Drinking Water Water has great healing features, but, because of the lack of access to clean water it is becoming a health hazard. If you live in one of the Western countries, a great portion of its drinking water is contaminated with human-made contaminants, such as pesticides, herbicides, lead, pharmaceutical drugs, industrial solvents and other toxic wastes. Many Eastern countries are starting to have these problems too. One of the worst toxic wastes is a chemical called fluorosilicic acid which is a waste product of the phosphate fertilizer industry. It is usually added with fluoride to disguise itself so that it can be added to drinking water. The fluoride used to treat drinking water is a toxic waste made of many hazardous chemicals. The U.S. is one of the top countries that uses this toxic form of fluoride to treat its drinking water. Because of this, it would be wise to install a water purification system that can remove a great portion of fluoride. I recommend installing a water purification system that uses reverse osmosis or activated alumina (AAL) filter technology. The toxic form of fluoride is also found in fluoridated toothpaste. Below is an excerpt from “When I receive the fluoride here, it has a skull-and-bones on it,” Regina Miskewitz says of containers of the chemical at the Princeton, N.J., laboratories of Church & Dwight Co. Inc., maker of Arm & Hammer products, where she is director of research and development for oral and personal care. “If a child was to take a big spoonful of this fluoride, I don’t think he could swallow it,” she says, “but if he did get it down, it is a poison and the child could die. If a child ingested a whole tube of toothpaste, he should be taken right to the emergency room and he would either get his stomach pumped or get some kind of antidote.” The toxic fluoride in fluoridated toothpaste is the reason why it has this warning label, “Warnings keep out of reach of children under 6 years of age.” “If more than used for brushing is accidentally swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.” This is why children has been known to die from swallowing a large spoonful of fluoridated toothpaste. The fluoride found in toothpaste and used for treating drinking water is an extremely hazardous waste; therefore, you should avoid consuming it to prevent your energy frequency from dropping to low levels. _____________

by Max Igan


nderstand your enemy, and understand the weapons they use. Then use those same weapons against them. The money system is the head of the snake. Cut the head off the snake and the rest of it will whither and die. There need be No violence, no guns, no banners, no slogans, no group think, just a united act of global non compliance. Remember that it is much easier to fight for principles than to live up to them and it takes a far braver man to stand up for what is right and spit in the face of authority than it does to blindly follow orders due to fear of the consequences. Understand that we are all one and the key to real change and unity in this world lies with love. It is time for the people of the world to stop and realise that the divisions that supposedly exist amongst us are an illusion. There IS NO division and its time for everyone to understand the truth of this. It is through the constantly promoted illusion of division that the system is able to function but in order for it to do so, it needs public compliance. Stop complying with it and you will shut it down. It’s time for us all to collectively stand together and address the root cause of the problems. Everyone.

Pao L. Chang is the editor and founder of, a comprehensive blog dedicated to educating people about energy mechanics, financial health, wellness, self-improvement, natural food, alternative medicine and spiritual well-being. He loves to explore the mystery of alternative medicine, the science of consciousness, quantum mechanics, sacred geometry and how energy affects the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual body. His main goal is to help people free their minds so they can find innerpeace, love and happiness. He is also the author of two published books, Staradigm and Natural Weight Loss Secrets.

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What If We Adopted A System Where The Banks Did Not Create Our Money? by Michael Snyder

Editors Note: This article is US centric, but applies to all countries affiliated with the IMF. To understand where money comes from in Canada please watch the video, “Oh Canada! Our bought and Sold Out Land.” of the supply of bank-created money. (2) Complete elimination of bank runs. (3) Dramatic reduction of the (net) public debt. (4) Dramatic reduction of private debt, as money creation no longer requires simultaneous debt creation. We study these claims by embedding a comprehensive and carefully calibrated model of the banking system in a DSGE model of the U.S. economy. We find support for all four of Fisher’s claims.”


hat if there was a financial system that would eliminate the need for the federal government to go into debt, that would eliminate the need for the Federal Reserve, that would end the practice of fractional reserve banking and that would dethrone the big banks? Would you be in favor of such a system? A surprising new IMF research paper entitled “The Chicago Plan Revisited” by Jaromir Benes and Michael Kumhof is making waves in economic circles all over the globe. The paper suggests that the world would be much better off if we adopted a system where the banks did not create our money. So instead of a system where more money is only created when more debt is created, we would have a system of debt-free money that is created directly by national governments. There have been others that have suggested such a system before, but to have an IMF research paper actually recommend that such a system be adopted is a very big deal. At the moment, the world is experiencing the biggest debt crisis in human history, and this proposal is being described as a “radical solution” that could potentially remedy some of our largest financial problems. Unfortunately, apologists for the current system are already viciously attacking this new IMF paper, and of course the big banks would throw a major fit if such a system was ever to be seriously contemplated. That is why it is imperative that we educate people about how money really works. Our current system is in the process of collapsing and we desperately need to transition to a new one. One of the fundamental problems with our current financial system is that it is based on debt. Just take a look at the United States. The way our system works today, the vast majority of

Why Should Banks Be Allowed to Create Money?

all money is “created” either when we borrow money or the government borrows money. Therefore, the creation of more money creates more debt. Under such a system, it should not be surprising that the total amount of debt in the United States is more than 30 times larger than it was just 40 years ago. We don’t have to do things this way. There is a better alternative. National governments can directly issue debt-free currency into circulation. The following is a brief excerpt from the IMF report... “At the height of the Great Depression a number of leading U.S. economists advanced a proposal for monetary reform that became known as the Chicago Plan. It envisaged the separation of the monetary and credit functions of the banking system, by requiring 100% reserve backing for deposits. Irving Fisher (1936) claimed the following advantages for this plan: (1) Much better control of a major source of business cycle fluctuations, sudden increases and contractions of bank credit and

That is a very good question. Why should sovereign governments ever have to borrow money from anyone? That is another very good question. Our current system is designed to enrich the bankers and get everyone else into debt. And is that not exactly what has happened? Taking the creation of money away from the bankers would have some tremendous advantages. A recent article by renowned financial journalist Ambrose Evans-Pritchard described some of these benefits... “One could slash private debt by 100pc of GDP, boost growth, stabilize prices, and dethrone bankers all at the same time. It could be done cleanly and painlessly, by legislative command, far more quickly than anybody imagined. The conjuring trick is to replace our system of private bankcreated money -- roughly 97pc of the money supply -- with statecreated money. We return to the historical norm, before Charles II placed control of the money supply in private hands with the English Free Coinage Act of 1666.

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You aRe the Solution you’ve been looking for I

nstead of joining one more group, walking on one more march, giving to one more money bomb, sending one more breathless email about how important this issue is, do me a favor, go to the mirror and say to yourself… “I (state your name) will take personal responsibility for my thoughts, relationships, assets and path in my life. I will stop pushing my ideas on what other people should do with theirs. I will be the change that I want to see in the world by walking away from the debt and death paradigm I actively or passively empower. • • • • • •

I will stop funding bankers with my dollars in their banks and paper schemes. I will stop watching all media propaganda. I will never vote for the lesser of two evils. I will stop being a consumer and buying stuff that I do not need. I will stop eating the Standard American Diet S.A.D. I will stop wasting time with collectivist groups that sell a dream to me, only to get me to sacrifice my energy to support a few at the top.

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I realize that all of my problems start and stop with me. No one is coming to save me. I must realize the power that I have inside of me to take positive productive action to empower myself with all of the energies I once gave away. I will stop emotionally worrying about that which is outside of my control and start logically focusing on the only thing that is truly in my control… me. • • • • • • •

I will measure wealth in the real things that I can touch and that provide real tangible value to me. I will use the logic of the Trivium to free me from all future manipulation of my thoughts and actions. I will vote only for me in my thoughts and actions before I can be a blessing on to others. I will embrace an abundance mentality and never entertain toxic thoughts of scarcity or fear again. I will take control of my diet and eat things my ancestors would recognize as food. I cannot change the outside world to make myself happy or free. I must change myself to make the world happy and free.

The only happiness I will find in this life is the day that I rid myself of the scarcity mentality. Where I can give to those around me without reservation and to truly be a blessing onto others. The only other happiness I will find in my life is helping to bring others in my life to this same level of abundance. This is the only thing that truly matters in life and worth my attention and energy. No one can stop me from this and I alone can make this happen.” __________________ Chris Duane is the founder of and Visit and subscribe to his popular Youtube Channel which just passed 5 million views in its first year.

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Creating Money

Continued from page 24 Specifically, it means an assault on “fractional reserve banking”. If lenders are forced to put up 100pc reserve backing for deposits, they lose the exorbitant privilege of creating money out of thin air. The nation regains sovereign control over the money supply. There are no more banks runs, and fewer boom-bust credit cycles.” So why don’t we go to such a system immediately? Well, the transition to such a system would undoubtedly be a major shock to the global financial system, and most people try to avoid significant short-term pain even if there are tremendous long-term benefits. More importantly, however, is that the bankers have a tremendous amount of power in our society today, and they would move heaven and earth to keep a debt-free monetary system from ever being implemented. You see, the influence of the bankers is not just limited to the big banks. Our largest financial institutions (and the people who own them) also have large ownership stakes in the vast majority of the big Fortune 500 corporations. In essence, the big banks are at the very pinnacle of “the establishment” in the United States and in almost every other major country in the western world. And the vast majority of all political campaigns are funded by “the establishment”. It takes an enormous amount of money to win campaigns these days, and most politicians are extremely hesitant to bite the hands of those that feed them. So don’t expect any changes to happen overnight. One proposal that has actually been put forward in Congress is to cancel all of the government debt that the Federal Reserve is currently holding. Right now, the Fed is holding more than 1.6 trillion dollars of U.S. government debt. That would seem to make a lot of sense. That would immediately wipe more than 1.6 trillion dollars from the U.S. national debt without any real harm being done. But “the establishment” would be horrified if such a thing happened, so I wouldn’t anticipate it happening any time soon. Hopefully we can get the American people (along with people all over the globe) educated about these things so that we can start to get millions of people pushing for change. A debt-free monetary system is superior to a debt-based monetary system in so many ways. For example, if the U.S. government directly spent debt-free money into circulation, it could conceivably never need to borrow a single dollar ever again. If the government wanted to spend more money than it brought in, it would simply print it up and spend it. Of course the big danger with that would be inflation. That is why it would be imperative for there to be a hard cap on what the government could spend. For example, you could set the cap on spending by the federal government at 20 percent of GDP. That way we would never end up looking like the Weimar Republic. And the current federal debt could be paid down a little at a time using newly created debtfree dollars. This would have to be done slowly to keep inflation under control, but it could be done. That way we would not hand a 16 trillion dollar debt to our children and our grandchildren. We created this mess so we should clean it up. Theoretically you could also do away with the federal income tax if you wanted to. Personally, I would like to see the federal government be funded to a large degree by tariffs on foreign goods. That would also have the side benefit of bringing millions of jobs back into the United States. Our system of income tax collection is just so incredibly inefficient. It costs us mind boggling amounts of time and money. Just consider

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the following stats from one of my previous articles: 1 - The U.S. tax code is now 3.8 million words long. If you took all of William Shakespeare’s works and collected them together, the entire collection would only be about 900,000 words long. 2 - According to the National Taxpayers Union, U.S. taxpayers spend more than 7.6 billion hours complying with federal tax requirements. Imagine what our society would look like if all that time was spent on more economically profitable activities. 3 - 75 years ago, the instructions for Form 1040 were two pages long. Today, they are 189 pages long. 4 - There have been 4,428 changes to the tax code over the last decade. It is incredibly costly to change tax software, tax manuals and tax instruction booklets for all of those changes. 5 - According to the National Taxpayers Union, the IRS currently has 1,999 different publications, forms, and instruction sheets that you can download from the IRS website. 6 - Our tax system has become so complicated that it is almost impossible to file your taxes correctly. For example, back in 1998 Money Magazine had 46 different tax professionals complete a tax return for a hypothetical household. All 46 of them came up with a different result. 7 - In 2009, PC World had five of the most popular tax preparation software websites prepare a tax return for a hypothetical household. All five of them came up with a different result. 8 - The IRS spends $2.45 for every $100 that it collects in taxes. For long stretches of our history the United States did not have any income tax, and during those times we thrived. It is entirely conceivable that we could return to such a system. At this point, the wealthy have become absolute masters at hiding their wealth from taxation. According to the IMF, a total of 18 trillion dollars is currently being hidden in offshore banks. What we are doing right now produces very inequitable results and it is not working. In many ways, inflation would be a much fairer “tax” than the income tax because inflation taxes each dollar equally. Nobody would be able to cheat the system. But if people really love the IRS and the federal income tax, we could keep them under a debt-free money system. I just happen to think that the IRS and the federal income tax are both really bad ideas that have never served the interests of the American people. In any event, hopefully you can see that there is a much broader range of solutions to our problems than the two major political parties have been presenting to us. We do not have to allow the banks to create our money. The federal government does not have to go into more debt. We don’t actually need the Federal Reserve. There are alternatives to the federal income tax and the IRS. Yes, it is very true that no system would be perfect. But clearly the path that we are on is only going to lead to disaster. U.S. government finances are a complete and total nightmare, and this mountain of debt that we have accumulated is going to absolutely destroy us if we allow it to. So somebody out there should be proposing a fundamental change in direction for our financial system. Unfortunately, our politicians are just proposing more of the same, and we all know where that is going to lead.

Time For Health Canada to Come Clean Lawrence McCurry


n Thursday, November 8th 2012 a press conference was held in the offices of constitutional lawyer Rocco Galati. The subject was to announce a class action lawsuit that was recently filed, on the behalf of their clients, against Health Canada.

The clients Nick Mancuso (Actor/Consumer Advocate), Marilyn Nelson (Natural Health Freedom Canada), and David Roland (Natural Health Freedom Advocate) are seeking justice on behalf of the people who sell dietary supplements, vitamins and natural health products in Canada. In the Statement of Claim filed in the Federal Court of Canada, the Lawsuit claims that many of the current policies, regulations and actions undertaken or initiated by Health Canada, against Canadian natural health product manufacturers, retailers or their suppliers, are unconstitutional and contravene The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and The Canadian Constitution. The Class Action Lawsuit maintains that:

Death of a Vampire

Continued from page 22 surrender. In order for the vampire/parasite to hold dominion over our souls, we must first give our permission. But here’s the good part—-in the last years, months, weeks, days…the Parasite has been exposed on so many fronts for the vile predator that he is. Each day brings another revelation. And with each revelation a thousand more souls reawaken from the drugged slumber he has held them under. We are in the middle of the much-anticipated ‘acceleration’ that Terence McKenna and Robert Anton Wilson and countless others had predicted and expected. It is happening right now. The masks are falling to the floor, the internet is uniting likeminded souls across the globe, and in doing so is de-facto releasing the souls themselves, and the internet is merely the forerunner, moving us toward an understanding of our true oneness. It

Crazy Pesticides

Continued from page 13 detected in tap water. Doctors and scientists point to published evidence tying atrazine to increased miscarriage and infertility rates. Other pesticides cause a plunge in male testosterone levels. A 2006 study found chlorpyrifos, a chemical used in nonorganic apple and sweet pepper farming, and carbaryl, a go-to pesticide in strawberry fields and peach orchards, caused abnormally low testosterone levels. Prevent it: Avoid the worst summer fruit, the kinds most likely to be laced with toxic pesticides. Instead, choose organic grapes, strawberries, and imported plums.

Reunion of Opposites Continued from page 5

is an important step towards the soon-to-occur Unification of the Cosmic Mind, which will open the way for a telepathicinterconnectedness that will ultimately shrug the vampire from our necks, and reduce the parasite to dust. You can feel it now. Among the debris of a tumbling, crumbling Empire of Lies, you can feel it. Despite the day-to-day sordid revelations and exposes of the Predator’s vile and endlessly deceitful practices, you inwardly know that these are merely the death throes, the dying gasps of the Vampire Parasite whose long-held claims to immortality are being exposed for the lies they always were. There is another myth about the Vampire; he withers and dies when exposed to the full glare of sunlight. Well, an awakened populace will burn with the strength of a thousand suns. So you better look out Parasite — Coz we are the light.

Birth Defects - Babies conceived during the spring and

summer months—a time of year when pesticide use is in full swing—face the highest risk of birth defects. During these months, higher pesticide levels turn up in surface waters, increasing a mother’s risk of exposure. Spina bifida, cleft lip, clubfoot, and Down syndrome rates are higher when moms become pregnant during high season for pesticides. Prevent it: To protect yourself, use a water filter that is certified by NSF International to meet American National Standards Institute Standard 53 for VOC (volatile organic compound) reduction. This will significantly reduce levels of atrazine and other pesticides in your tap water.

Long years under the northern hemisphere’s heavy skies perfectly frame my experience of growing up through the difficulties of becoming free. Coming here to this ‘other side’ has of course shown me much more of myself, and consequently where much else needs tending for this heart of mine to love in full mirificent glory. To see where one is not free is an awesome gift. Tyranny transforms into Freedom through the alchemy of Love, this reunion of opposites that we are. Having come from the awe full depths of my own despair, I know I caused the hell from which I’ve come. No longer fearing the possibility of my own growth I can claim the power of creation as my essence. Embracing forgiveness I am empowered by accepting my responsibility for participating in the Freedom of Life.

1) Dietary supplements and vitamins (“natural health products”) are safe. In the entire 50+ history of the health food industry in Canada, these innocuous products have caused zero fatalities. 2) Consumers are sufficiently protected from possible harm and fraud with respect to these products by the Food and Drugs Act, the Competition Act, Canadian Advertising Standards, and the Criminal Code. The Natural Health Product Regulations are unnecessary in that they do not provide any additional protection to consumers. 3) The Natural Health Product Regulations and the NPN Licensing Scheme are ultra vires (unlawful) in that they contravene the Constitution Act, 1867. Health Canada does NOT have any legal authority to regulate health products, as such. 4) Health Canada has the right to restrict only those products that have been proven to have caused death or serious injury. In the absence of proven harm, dietary supplements and vitamins must be presumed to be safe (i.e., innocent until proven guilty). Health Canada has unlawfully reversed this onus, however, by insisting that suppliers prove their products “not unsafe” before being granted permission to sell them. 5) The oppressive and unlawful NHP Regulations have restricted many thousands of safe and effective products from the market, thus depriving consumers of their freedom to choose valuable health options (in apparent violation of our Charter of Rights and Freedoms). All this has come about because of policies that the United Nations has set forth and the Canadian government has adopted as part of the GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade) The effect these laws have is to give a very large advantage to the large pharmaceutical company’s at the expense of smaller health product manufacturers, retailers and suppliers of such things as vitamins and oil of oregano, Many of these products should be treated as food and not drugs anyway. By putting strict drug licensing and regulations on these small manufactures, producers and retailers the government is forcing them out of business and turning over a large and growing market over to the big pharmaceutical manufacturers and retail drug store chains. Many of these products are not drugs at all but herbs, spices and mixtures of natural plants that mankind has been using as natural herbal remedies for hundreds of years. Nick Mancuso pointed out at the press conference that although many deaths can be attributed over the last few years to drugs that were approved and latter pulled by the FDA, Nobody had in fact ever died from the proper use of “natural health products” This class action suit will effect every family in Canada in the way you wish to keep your family healthy and the foods and herbs you will be allowed to have access to. This will be one to follow folks!

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