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True Prosperity by Colin Bondi AwakenInTheNow.com
I love the word prosperity. Prosperity represents a fulfilling life encompassing not only material wealth but happiness and genuine fulfillment. I think of it as a state where abundance is free to flow uninhibited through all areas of one’s life.
think you could say most people long to live in such a state but few people actually do. What is it that obstructs living in a sustained state of true prosperity? True prosperity is being grounded in abundance and growth oriented experiences. True prosperity is not achieved by cheating people, doing work that makes you miserable or defining prosperity solely by material wealth. There are plenty of wealthy people who are miserable and I would not call them prosperous because key parts of their lives are unfulfilled if not a source of serious pain. I set out to discover true prosperity for myself nearly 7 years ago and its been a painful, wild but enlightening journey. As much as I’ve struggled over the last few years trying to realize prosperity some have repeatedly told me I should just go get a job. Many points on my journey have been characterized by poverty and near homelessness. These people are well meaning in their advice and from a practical perspective make sense. However after leaving a high paying corporate job in 2005 I became disgusted with the whole concept of work which is part of what led me to start this journey. To begin with, I got another job working for a non-profit that helped the homeless and when that wasn’t fulfilling I found a job working for a large Buddhist organization. I thought for sure doing work for a spiritual organization would be fulfilling. It wasn’t.
In fact neither of these jobs felt any better to me than my corporate job. That’s because they all had one primary thing in common, expending a large amount of effort doing something I didn’t like for money, to survive. It ended up not mattering that it was for a good cause because in the moment my time and effort went into activities that were not fulfilling or nurturing to me personally. For me something seems wrong about that and I’ve reached a point where I literally cannot do it without major physical, emotional and spiritual consequences. I slowly realized that part of my life purpose was to find a way to achieve true prosperity no matter what I had to go through in order to do that. One of the major realizations I’ve had over the years is that we as a society and as individuals have become conditioned into lack and scarcity which is the opposite of abundance and prosperity. Part of this conditioning ties our natural survival instinct to money where money becomes synonymous with survival. We then have to work for money so we can feel safe and secure knowing that we can make it in the world. Prosperity and abundance become about how secure your job is, how much money
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you have in the bank and whether you have adequate material resources. If these things are unstable, fear and stress result, and even if they are stable, there is a creeping growing discontent that spreads like a cancer slowly eating us away. Living this way results in an unnatural state where we are forced into obligations we think are necessary for our survival and cut off from true abundance and the guidance of our creative intuition which ask us to live from the heart. I recently saw a quote on Facebook that I’m not sure who made but it went something like this: “Human beings are the only species on this planet that has to pay to live on it”. There is a certain insanity in that when you think about it. This is NOT natural for us. In fact, it’s probably the most effective form of slavery (my next article will go into great detail on this) ever devised, because most people don’t know they are enslaved to false abundance in the form of money. A human being’s life energy or effort is tied to working for something that is already theirs to begin with. It’s common knowledge that most people will do almost anything for money and it’s no wonder that it’s deeply tied to their survival and equated with abundance.
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Psychiatry goes insane Psychiatry goes insane: Every human emotion now classified as a mental disorder in new psychiatric manual DSM-5
by Mike Adams NaturalNews.com
he industry of modern psychiatry has officially gone insane. Virtually every emotion experienced by a human being -- sadness, grief, anxiety, frustration, impatience, excitement -- is now being classified as a “mental disorder” demanding chemical treatment (with prescription medications, of course). The new, upcoming DSM-5 “psychiatry bible,” expected to be released in a few months, has transformed itself from a medical reference manual to a testament to the insanity of the industry itself. “Mental disorders” named in the DSM-5 include “General Anxiety Disorder” or GAD for short. GAD can be diagnosed in a person who feels a little anxious doing something like, say, talking to a psychiatrist. Thus, the mere act of a psychiatrist engaging in the possibility of making a diagnoses causes the “symptoms” of that diagnoses to magically appear. This is called quack science and circular reasoning, yet it’s indicative of the entire industry of psychiatry which has become such a laughing stock among scientific circles that even the science skeptics are starting to turn their backs in disgust. Psychiatry is no more “scientific” than astrology or palm reading, yet its practitioners call themselves “doctors” of psychiatry in order to try to make quackery sound credible.
How Modern Psychiatry Really Works Here’s how modern psychiatry really operates: A bunch of self-important, overpaid intellectuals who want to make more money invent a fabricated disease that I’ll call “Hoogala Boogala Disorder” or HBD. By a show of hands, they then vote into existence whatever “symptoms” they wish to associated with Hoogala Boogala Disorder. In this case, the symptoms might be spontaneous singing or wanting to pick your nose from time to time. They then convince teachers, journalists and government regulators that Hoogala Boogala Disorder is real -- and more
importantly that millions of children suffer from it! It wouldn’t be compassionate not to offer all those children treatment, would it? Thus begins the call for “treatment” for a completely fabricated disease. From there, it’s a cinch to get Big Pharma to fabricate whatever scientific data they need in order to “prove” that speed, amphetamines, pharmaceutical crack or whatever poison they want to sell “reduces the risk of Hoogala Boogala Disorder.” Serious-sounding psychiatrists -- who are all laughing their asses off in the back room -- then “diagnose” children with Hoogala Boogala Disorder and “prescribe” the prescription drugs that claim to treat it. For this action, these psychiatrists -- who are, let’s just admit it, dangerous child predators -- earn financial kickbacks from Big Pharma. In order to maximize their kickbacks and Big Pharma freebies, groups of these psychiatrists get together every few years and invent more fictitious disorders, expanding their fictional tome called the DSM. The DSM is now larger than ever, and it includes disorders such as “Obedience Defiance Disorder” (ODD), defined as refusing to lick boots and follow false authority. Rapists who feel sexual arousal during their raping activities are given the excuse that they have “Paraphilic coercive disorder” and therefore are not responsible for their actions. (But they will need medication, of course!) You can also get diagnosed with “Hoarding Disorder” if you happen to stockpile food, water and ammunition, among other things. Yep, being prepared for possible natural disasters now makes you a mental patient in the eyes of modern psychiatry (and the government, too).
Former DSM Chairperson Apologizes for Creating “False Epidemics” Allen Frances chaired the DSM-IV that was released in 1994. He now admits it was a huge mistake that has resulted in the mass overdiagnosis of people who are actually quite normal. The DSM-IV “...inadvertently contributed to three false epidemics -- attention deficit disorder, autism and childhood bipolar disorder,” writes Allen in an LA Times opinion piece. He goes on to say: “The first draft of the next edition of the DSM ... is filled with suggestions that would multiply our mistakes and extend the reach of psychiatry dramatically deeper into the ever-shrinking domain of the normal. This wholesale medical imperialization of normality could potentially create tens of millions of in-
nocent bystanders who would be mislabeled as having a mental disorder. The pharmaceutical industry would have a field day -despite the lack of solid evidence of any effective treatments for these newly proposed diagnoses.” All these fabricated disorders, of course, result in a ballooning number of false positive. As Allen writes: “The “psychosis risk syndrome” would use the presence of strange thinking to predict who would later have a full-blown psychotic episode. But the prediction would be wrong at least three or four times for every time it is correct -- and many misidentified teenagers would receive medications that can cause enormous weight gain, diabetes and shortened life expectancy.” But that’s the whole point of psychiatry: To prescribe drugs to people who don’t need them. This is accomplished almost entirely by diagnosing people with disorders that don’t exist. And it culminates in psychiatrists being paid money they never earned (and certainly don’t deserve.) Imagine: An entire industry invented out of nothing! And yes, you do have to imagine it because nothing inside the industry is actually real.
What’s “Normal” in Psychiatry? Being an Emotionless Zombie The only way to be “normal” when being observed or “diagnosed” by a psychiatrist -- a process that is entirely subjective and completely devoid of anything resembling actual science -- is to exhibit absolutely no emotions or behavior whatsoever. A person in a coma is a “normal” person, according to the DSM, because they don’t exhibit any symptoms that might indicate the presence of those God-awful things called emotions or behavior. A person in a grave is also “normal” according to psychiatry, mostly because dead people do not qualify for Medicare reimbursement and therefore aren’t worth diagnosing or medicating. (But if Medicare did cover deceased patients, then by God you’d see psychiatrists lining up at all the cemeteries to medicate corpses!) It’s all a cruel, complete hoax. Psychiatry should be utterly abolished right now and all children being put on mind-altering drugs should be taken off of them and given good nutrition instead. When the collapse of America comes and the new society rises up out of it, I am going to push hard for the complete abolition of psychiatric “medicine” if you can even call it that. Virtually the entire industry is run by truly mad, power-hungry maniacs who use their power to victimize children (and adults, too). There is NO place in society for distorted psychiatry based on fabricated
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Buyer be Aware by Fredalupe!
hese last few months I literally went as far south as I could manage, pretty much to the other side of the world, and though it was definitely warmer, most the folks there were as loony with ignorance as the folks I left behind. Some might feel insulted by that statement, perhaps those same people ought to look inside and see if they’ve earned any shame for themselves by standing around with their heads up their asses while the rest of us have been so desperately warning humanity about the dangers we are all facing together. The homicidal selfishness of humanity could never get as far as it has on the world’s stage if it weren’t for the complicity of those willingly enslaved by their basest natures. Jesus might have asked forgiveness for the ignorant as his last act on the cross, but in this case I doubt it will be enough to stop the Cosmic Law that insures the reception of that which is certainly due. I often ask myself if forgiveness can really be expected by and for those that knowingly choose cowardice and outright stupidity as their intent. By allowing the worst of us to lead, all the while attacking and often killing those who only wish to see the world flourish in freedom, those responsible don’t seem to be following a recipe for generating sympathy. This month’s cover spells out in bold letters what we feel is an excellent course of action when facing the big question of what needs be done to remedy the very personal challenge each one of us faces whereas self empowerment is concerned. Personally I’m still working on the whole forgiveness thing, yet the two seem to be related somehow. Of course, I’ve asked to incarnate in a world and life filled to the brim with opportunities to deal with both these subjects to my heart’s content. Obviously gratitude is in order. I guess that’s something else I’m still working on to this day. Today we now know all about our culture’s predatorial entrainment, the mind control that is marketing, the jingoistic masturbation that is politics, the knuckle dragging belief in capitalism, or any -ism for that matter, the insanity that is religion, or any belief in the dispossession of our responsibilities for self governance, self determination and the promise of evolution. We see all around us what happens when we let our fears do the choosing. The institutionalization of the aforementioned crimes against Life have created a meat grinder of a ‘civilization’ that feeds only its own continuance at the cost of everyone and everything else. Perhaps it is because I come from such a reality that I have no trouble imagining a better one. Maybe that’s even the point. I’ve found being loving and applying that currency as the ‘soul’ means of exchange, regardless of the savagery of those offended and threatened by the very idea of being free, incredibly hard work. Often this challenge cuts to the quick of the ideas of acceptance, tolerance. Allowing others to simply be as they choose, regardless of the steep penalties to their own consciousness they seem to be paying, or of the suffering they cause is equally difficult. Empathy’s a bitch at times, but the alternative is worse. Forgiveness...well, to be completely honest I find forgiving them while they are trying to take us all down with them to be an almost impossible exercise. However not doing so is so incredibly toxic as to do their dirty work for them. So where does that leave us? It’s a question one must answer for oneself, I suppose. Accepting the truth of personal responsibility is actually fairly straight forward. What we do with that knowledge is open to limitless expression. Even if we don’t act like it, even if we don’t like it, our responsibilities for being here and now remain. What other choice is there? Standing in line with all the other infantile ‘consumers’ waiting for Big Daddy to hand us our ever shrinking allotment of state approved privileges? Looking ahead of that same line to see where it’s going gives all the answers a conscious person needs. Does it really take such an overused and marketed word like prophecy to get people’s attention? You get what you pay for, folks, and you always pay for what you get. Buyer beware. And so there is great villainy afoot, breathtaking evil and bloody grinning madness, overt and co-
vert, brought to us by our own willful ignorance of what exactly the majority of us have bought into and helped manifest through our allegiance to a paradigm of selfishness. This Great and Terrible Show exists within us also and is expressed outwardly so that we might seize our day of transformation, and dare I say it: redemption, which un-coincidentally means to ‘buy back’! I’d love to say you can’t make this stuff up, but of course that is exactly what we’ve done here and keep doing with our every thought, word and deed. I know this to be true thanks to the example of my own experience. Those that can’t seem to imagine the so called conspiracies that abound are not trying very hard at all: perfuming away the stench of their micro-waved brains while dancing to the screams of their own children as they are purposefully marched straight into a hell bought and paid for by everyone’s extorted tax dollars. Though deafened by the ceaseless drumming of the madmen of war, blinded and stupefied by the hypnotic spell of the cult of self-importance, genetically modified by the science of insanity, the mindless majority haven’t bothered to look up at the toxic shroud being pulled over the planet, the dying trees, the poisoned foods, the oceans of sewage, the sickened, scorched and irradiated Earth: all the obvious results of giving away one’s responsibility for being part of life as opposed to believing oneself to be apart from it. Within us all the potential exists for the personal manifestation of a power far greater than that of a world filled with the petty machinations of this psychopathic ‘civilization’. The realization of this energy and its proactive actualization is, to my understanding, the only cure for the terminal madness infecting and parasitically consuming the human race and the environment to which it belongs. That’s not to say that where the majority of us go the rest have to follow: if that were the case I would have given up long ago. Each one of us is a world unto themselves and evolution is our own personal responsibility. Harmonizing with Creation is a choice that exists in every moment, in every thought, word and deed. This energy is the same that allows us the freedom to choose even the very worst for ourselves. In my life those experiences taught me exactly what I needed to truly evolve beyond them. Long ago I began learning how to use human stupidity (my own primarily) and its matchless, petty tyranny for fuel. I lost a ton of self importance while realizing the world was not limited by my conception of it and that only I was. Think of how far we could all go by doing the same. Imagine what would occur were we to open our eyes and begin to consciously choose our direction, our destiny, with a singular intent, one naturally inspired by the actual wonder of this glorious reality in which we find ourselves. We’d immediately be able to step out of the certain doom of our predatorial and cannibalistic existence and into...well, who knows? While immersed in a paradigm of commercial lunacy and bottom feeding parasitisism real freedom is hard to imagine. I work at it every day. Now I’m not holding my breath until we can all be doing this together, but I do know it can be done, that it is possible and that it’s a heck of a lot of fun when you really get going. As I see it we are travelers and explorers of Infinity, presently reduced to living out our limitless and Divine potential in human sized chicken coops of awareness, kept and cultivated, raped and mutilated for food and fodder by our own fear, by the Fear that seems to own us lock stock and barrel. It’s no surprise that we as a people can barely keep our heads out of the sewers of consciousness. If you don’t believe me just look around. Look at what we’ve been convinced to participate in, to buy into. Look at how we spend our time, our monies, our energies, our attention, our potential, our freedom, our lives. The cost of continued ignorance is too high, and what do we really get for it anyway? What’s left to say but be careful of what you buy into, and don’t forget that the best things in Life really are Free. Although this begs the question that if the best things in Life really are free then what the heck are we buying? You get what you pay for, folks, and you pay for what you get. Buyer beware the saying goes. Buyer
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Those Who Refuse To Unlearn, Deschool and Deprogram Will Be This Generation’s Illiterate The True Meaning of Illiteracy
by Marco Torres WakingTimes.com
he general definitions and terminology for illiteracy vary depending on their orientation to specific subject areas. Most people assume illiteracy pertains solely to those with the inability to read or write simple sentences in any language. However, those suffering from learning, cultural and scientific illiteracy are a different group all together. The coming generation of illiterate adults will be those who cannot unlearn, deschool or deprogram themselves from conventional thinking. It will be those who cannot free themselves from mainstream opinions and thought processes that require individuals to think outside the box or get rid of the box entirely. Conventional thinkers have many problems letting go of the perceived reality they’ve set up for themselves to understand the world, regardless of its harm to themselves or others. We can no longer cast blame on controlling mechanisms in institutions or corporate culture which dictate our behavior on a daily basis. At some point, we must realize that every person is responsible for their own awareness regardless of what they have been taught by others. IQ, college and university degrees, and actually all mainstream education only accounts for about 20% of a person’s success and that percentage is only decreasing every year. By far the majority of a person’s success is attributable to social, emotional intelligence and the ability to foster hope. Trumping general intelligence, previous academic achievement and personality, hope “uniquely predicts objective academic achievement,” showed a three-year longitudinal study out of the University of Manchester. Those with higher degrees of emotional intelligence have strong filters to the everyday brainwashing which is designed to indoctrinate weak minds. They are not as susceptible to neurolingusitic programming in schools, corporate culture, media, or societal influences. They have a greater capacity to think for themselves because they think more with their hearts and not their minds.
Education is not just the means of making you a degree holder; it is the gateway to the art of living. You can be culturally and socially illiterate about the world with the inability to think for yourself, yet still have a degree. Real education enables you to think, to discover the principles of life, and to correctly evaluate your experiences. Education gives you the ability to know the difference between the achievable for the good of humanity as opposed to the achievable for malevolent masters whose only desire is power and greed. Education empowers your strengths and allows you to excel in all the right areas that embrace your uniqueness. Illiteracy in the coming decades will be restricted to those who have confined, robotic minds. To those who: •
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Cannot detach from the medical mindset which insists on injecting infants with vaccines or prescribing medications for every problem labeled as a disease Feel they must obey every law issued by government no matter how ridiculous or contrary to logical reasoning or destructive to human nature. Feel a federally or centrally governed nation maintains or advances human societies Think government intrusion in our natural world is normal Think our elected leaders always have our best interests at heart. Think voting is actually part of the effective democratic process of an elected leader Feel it’s ok for our politicians to legislate to ban all weapons from the public, yet feel it’s perfectly fine to bomb other countries into oblivion. Still believe that the safety of a nation trumps free will and
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the freedom of choice. See genetically modified foods and our toxic food industry as a reasonable element in sustainable health See limitations everywhere, from earth’s resources to the potential and strength of humanity.
These are the confined minds who can’t think outside the box they are in. They are so stuck in that box, that it takes a profound event to shake their reality so that they can at least see they’re inside a box. They will be the illiterate who we must help reprogram if they are to ever survive the coming age. The visionaries and game changers of our world don’t even think inside or outside the box…
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To no-one will we sell, to no-one will we deny or delay right or justice. - Clause 40, The Magna Carta, 1215 All persons who were the victims of a crime were expected to raise their “hue and cry” and apprehend the criminal; and upon hearing their cry, every able-bodied man in the community was expected to do the “utmost in his power” (pro toto posse suo) to chase and apprehend the accused as a “posse”. - 1215: The Year of Magna Carta by J. Danziger et al (2003)
he retired New York City cop stared at me with the eyes of someone who knew too much. He said matter of factly, “It’s standard practice here not to prosecute child rapists for a first offense. They have to rape a kid ten, maybe fifteen times before there’s a good chance of conviction”. “You mean it’s not a crime to rape a child, in practice?” I replied. “Not really. Not under our legal system it isn’t” Whenever people ask me why we’ve established our own common law court of justice, I simply tell them that story. New Yorkers engage strangers with a familiarity unknown to most Canadians, and so it wasn’t long before I fell into a conversation with the cop in question during my all-night vigil at JFK airport last week, awaiting my flight home. He was a Brooklyn precinct veteran who knew the score. At one point, to emphasize what he’d told me about child rapists, he handed me that day’s New York Times.
by Kevin Annett “Small world” he remarked, pointing to one article. The story was about a network of Catholic priests and bishops in central Germany who had for years targeted the same children for rape and trafficking. None of them had ever been convicted. “People are going to have to take the law into their own hands” I said to him, after skimming the article in disgust. “Damn straight” the cop replied. Someone once said that if the sun comes up every morning, it is only because of people of good will. I disagree. There are more than enough of us with good will; that has never been the problem. What is needed is to act on what we know is true and necessary, for action alone will stop the hand of the criminal. But few if any of my good willed neighbors will act to save our children if that means having to defy conventional authority. The law is a lot like the church: a mysterious institution ruled by a high priesthood that is self-governing and unaccountable and thus, a magnet for criminality and corruption, and yet which is, absurdly, relied upon to render justice and salvation for the rest of us. It was not always so. A thousand years ago, a common law existed among my English and Celtic ancestors that sought to ensure the liberties and security of the people. Based in village courts known as “the Hundreds”, this law rested in the hands of the people, who enacted their own justice independently of the far-away power calling itself “the Crown”. In this tradition, sheriffs were appointed by the Hundreds to create local juries to name and present anyone guilty of theft, murder or rape. It was up to every able-bodied man in the village to bring such offenders into these local courts for trial and sentencing. These men were known as “posses”, taken from the Latin term “pro toto posse suo”, meaning “utmost in his power”. Our ancestors were each obligated to take responsibility for the law and the safety of the community, by stopping the criminals themselves, to the utmost of their power. Naturally, such local justice didn’t sit well with the centralized authority of kings and popes, and for centuries, they and their intellectual hacks have convinced us that acting for our own benefit is tantamount to chaos and anarchy. Our long common law tradition of direct citizen action is equated now with “vigilante justice” and (to quote one Canadian Supreme Court jurist) “arrogant mob rule”.
Itccs.org Arrogant, in fact, comes from the Italian word “arrogati”, which means, “to claim for oneself”. Yes, indeed. The learned bigwigs who preside over our present criminalprotecting legal system should really check out their vocabularies and their own precedents before condemning the rest of us. For under Canadian and British law, a principle known as Lawful Excuse or a Claim of Right allows any citizen to break the law for the benefit of the community, and even make arrests of suspected criminals when the authorities refuse or are unable to do so. American courts call this right a Necessity Defense, and it’s been used successfully by civil disobedience activists who blockade missile bases and military operations because of a Necessity to defend their communities from a clear danger. But the idea is the same: a very subversive idea, actually, which says that citizens can and must take the law into their own hands when their lives are in peril, or when the system is not functioning as it should. Can any us deny that today the law no longer protects our liberties and our lives, and those of our children? And yet over time, we have unlearned the habits of liberty and action, lulled by the lie that rights are somehow intrinsic to a society, and not in need of winning, over and over again. We are now under assault, in an undeclared civil war waged by a small ruling elite against our traditional rights, our families, and the earth itself. And the strongest weapon this wealthy elite wields is that they own the law and use it for their own benefit. There is no clearer proof of this than the massive protection given to child raping clergy and their corporate church institutions by courts around the world. What other institution besides church corporations can kill and rape children with impunity, shield themselves from any consequence, and never face disestablishment for such vile crimes? There has been no justice for any of the countless victims of churchly rape, nor shall there ever be, under the present legal system, simply because that system is run by money and influence. I have worked with too many survivors of church torture and seen their hopes dashed by verdicts that at best grant them token financial payments in return for the legal vindication of those who destroyed their lives. This is not justice, but its active obstruction. A new judicial mechanism is needed: one that does not reduce the law to the expedient tool of the powerful, but which enshrines justice for the helpless by becoming a weapon in the hands of victims everywhere. And reaching back into our tradition of the Hundreds Courts and citizen-driven common law, we have such a means at hand. In that knowledge and spirit, we have set up an International Common Law Court of Justice that will inspire many other such courts in communities around the world. Already, we have posted online the evidence and arguments of our Prosecutor’s Office, which is seeking the indictment of the officers of church and state responsible for the legal genocide of aboriginal children across Canada. www.itccs.org Yet the outcome of that Court lies in the hands of all of you reading this, who are charged with the enforcement of whatev-
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Finance Canada Takes Unprecedented Step Towards A Cashless Society
A International, a banknote printing operation in Ottawa owned by Giesecke & Devrient in Germany, stopped printing currency (including Canadian) as of January 1 2013. You read that right! As of January first, no more Canadian currency is being printed.
Gold Bank Run Accelerating
ith last week’s announcement by the Bundesbank of the repatriation of 674 tons of German gold from Paris and NY over the next 7 years, we predicted that an avalanche of gold repatriation requests would soon be made to the BOE and the NYFed. It appears that Switzerland may be next to the game, much to the dismay of the SNB. The Swiss gold initiative, an initiative to Secure the Swiss National Bank’s Gold Reserves, launched in March 2012 by four members of the Swiss parliament, has grown to 90,000 supporters. Once 100,000 supporters are achieved, the Swiss Parliament must take up the referendum. The initiative asserts that the Swiss people should have a right to vote on 3 things, none of which will please the banking cartel.
Executives at Collapsed Iceland Bank Jailed for Fraud
wo former executives at an Icelandic bank which collapsed in the 2008 financial meltdown were sentenced to jail on Friday for fraud which led to a 53 million euro loss, in the first major trial of Icelandic bankers linked to the crisis. All three of the small North Atlantic island’s top banks collapsed in quick succession in October 2008 due to big debts incurred during a rapid overseas expansion. Glitnir was the first to fall after the collapse of Lehman Brothers caused international credit markets to freeze up. A Reykjavik court sentenced Glitnir’s former chief executive, Larus Welding, and former head of corporate finance, Gudmundur Hjaltason, each to nine months in jail, of which six months were suspended for two years.
Geo-Politics Hacked Emails Reveal ‘WashingtonApproved’ Plan to Stage Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria
lleged hacked emails from defense contractor Britam reveal a plan “approved by Washington” and funded by Qatar to stage a chemical weapons attack in Syria and blame it on the Assad regime, fulfilling what the Obama administration has made clear is a “red line” that would mandate US military intervention. The leaked emails, obtained by a hacker in Malaysia, feature an exchange between Britam Defence’s Business Development Director David Goulding and the company’s founder Philip Doughty.
The Suspicious Death Of Aaron Swartz
ingering suspicions remain. Why would someone with so much to give end it all this way? He was one of the Internet generation’s best and brightest. He advocated online freedom. Selflessly he sought a better open world. Information should be freely available, he believed. A legion of followers supported him globally. Alive he symbolized a vital struggle to pursue. Death may elevate him to martyr status but removes a key figure important to keep alive.
CSIS Report: Freemen Movement Creating ‘major policing problem’
he report by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service lists Freeman members among “domestic extremists” who associate with issue-based causes, such as environmentalism, anti-capitalism, anti-globalization and far-right racism.
Democracy, Terrorism and the Secret State
he UK’s Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) blames the “staggering” new figures in its analysis on unnecessarily strict sell-by dates, buy-one-get-one free and Western consumer demand for cosmetically perfect food, along with “poor engineering and agricultural practices”, inadequate infrastructure and poor storage facilities.
ATO’s Supreme Allied Commander in Europe was at the head of a structure which supervised the secret armies via the Clandestine Planning Committee (CPC) and a military command centre named Allied Clandestine Committee (ACC). The existence of these secret armies and the malevolent role they played in contributing to politically motivated violence in many of the Western European nations was not officially revealed until November 1990 when Prime Minister Guilio Andreotti stood before the Italian Parliament to announce the existence of the stay-behind programme which went by different names in each country but which was known as Gladio in Italy. Most shocking about the revelation was how the secret armies had been used to foment violence and bore responsibility for several terrorist outrages against the people of their nations. The secret armies were also used in various plots to subvert and overthrow democratically elected governments, and are also suspected of having been involved in the assassinations of some European leaders.
Almost Half of the World’s Food Thrown Away, Report Finds
The Idle No More Movement – In Defense of the Earth for Future Generations
irst and foremost, the Idle No More Movement is about protecting the Earth for all people from the carnivorous and capitalistic spirit that wants to exploit and extract every last bit of resources from the land. Therefore, anybody who cares about this Earth should be interested in the Idle No More Movement. The engineers were Nina Wilson, Sheelah Mclean, Sylvia McAdam and Jessica Gordon. It was a response to Canada’s Bill C-45, which overhauled the Navigable Waters Protection Act and removed protections for many waters that go through First Nations.
Health Secret Government Documents Reveal Vaccines to be a Total Hoax
Major Victory: TSA to Remove Naked Body Scanners from ALL US Airports
How To Avoid Food Brands Made With GMOs
f you have children, you are more than likely already aware of the official U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “Immunization Schedules,” which today recommend an astounding 29 vaccines be given between birth and six years of age, including yearly flu shots, as well as another five to 16 vaccines between ages seven and 18. But a recent investigative report compiled by Dr. Lucija Tomljenovic, Ph.D., uncovers more than 30 years of hidden government documents exposing these vaccine schedules as a complete hoax, not to mention the fraud of the vaccines themselves to provide any real protection against disease.
his Non-GMO Shopping Guide is designed to help reclaim your right to know about the foods you are buying, and help you find and avoid GMO foods and ingredients. Genetic Engineering (GE) or Genetic Modification (GM) of food involves the laboratory process of artificially inserting genes into the DNA of food crops or animals. The result is called a genetically modified organism or GMO. GMOs can be engineered with genes from bacteria, viruses, insects, animals, or even humans. Most North Americans say they would not eat GMOs if labeled, but unlike most other industrialized countries, Canada and the US do not require labeling.
ass activism combined with a number of successful public awareness campaigns regarding the TSA and its naked body scanners have finally paid off, forcing the agency to remove all of its naked body scanners after its software partner OSI Systems Inc. couldn’t find a less invasive form of naked body scanner software that didn’t save such a detailed image of the naked body. A change that Congress required under a near deadline.
A World In Denial: Underestimating Japan’s Nuclear Disaster
India Signs Mandatory GMO Labeling into Law
aving the way for other nations to introduce similar legislation and inform consumers what they’re really putting into their mouths, the labeling of products containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) within the nation of India is now mandated by law. The country’s Ministry of Consumer Affairsmakes declared in a June 5, 2012 notice that all GMO-containing packaged foods must be labeled by January 1, 2013 or face legal repercussions.
ngoing emissions of radioactivity from the FNPP disaster site does not bode well for ecology or human health. NHK, the Japanese government news station, broadcast that “[g]roundwater is flowing into the reactor buildings and becoming tainted with radioactive materials.” Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) is “trying to collect the water and store [it] in the tanks for decontamination...they don’t deny this polluted water is seeping into the Pacific Ocean” . Tokyo University oceanographer, Jota Kanda, has calculated that the FNPP “itself is leaking around 0.3 terabecquerels per month”. Additionally, US scientist Ken Buesseler has stated that “[t]here has to be a source. And they’re cooling those reactors quite extensively, some of that water’s getting back into the ocean, either actively being pumped out after some decontamination or through leaks in the buildings, they’re not able to contain all of the water that they use to cool [the reactors]”.
Toronto Hospital is First to Recognize Symptoms from Wireless Radiation
omen’s College Hospital says family doctors must learn to detect the symptoms of exposure to wireless radiation.The hospital released a statement saying the symptoms include disrupted sleep, headaches, nausea, dizziness, heart palpitations, memory problems, and skin rashes. These symptoms are now labelled Electro-magnetic Hyper-sensitivity, or “EMS”. “Health-care practitioners need to better understand EMS so they can help their patients,” said Dr. Riina Bray, medical director of the hospital’s Environmental Health Clinic.
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The Health Effects of Electromagnetic Fields
tremely important to your health because along with a sleep-aid it is also a powerful free radical fighting anti-oxidant. So, if the EMFs are causing free radicals to form in your body, and then they are stopping your body from being able to combat them, you have a problem. Another key point that the documentary ‘Resonance’ pointed out is that it is difficult to test the health of a person exposed to EMF’s vs. the health of the person who isn’t because virtually all humans are now exposed to these frequencies. This movie also interviews some people who have gotten cancer most likely from living in a subdivision that was built around a cell phone tower. The disappearance of Honeybees is no secret either; it would only make sense that the increase of cell phone usage is a contributing factor to this ‘phenomena.’ This is not a matter to be ignored as the majority of our food production depends on the pollination of Honeybees. What Can We Do?
by Alanna Ketler
What is the Problem With EMF’s?
recently watched a documentary called ‘Resonance,’ this is the inspiration for this article. This documentary was a well-researched informational documentary about how having cell phone towers and radio frequencies are actually affecting our health on a greater level than you might imagine. I recommend you check out this documentary, there will be a link provided at the end of this article. ￼
What Are EMF’s?
Electromagnetic Fields or EMF’s are the radio waves that are emitted appliances and wireless devices such as cell phones and computers. Household appliances are considered to be part of the lower frequency range and cell phones, cell phone towers and wireless devices are a part of the high frequency range. We cannot see or feel these frequencies, so I think this is why this matter is greatly overlooked.
This is where it gets tricky, cell phones have only been around for the past 20 years or so and have only become THIS popular within the last 10 years; with now more than 5 billion cell phone users across the globe. There are many studies that show that cell phone use can in fact, cause cancer. There have been studies that show that this is more predominant in children, with excessive EMF exposure causing Leukimia, among other things. However this is proving to be a difficult thing to PROVE because most cancer causing agents take at least 10 or more years to develop. In ‘Resonance,’ it is pointed out that EMFs that come from cell phones are actually of the same frequency that light gives off. This is an issue because when we sleep, our eyes send a signal to our pineal gland when it is dark, to start producing melatonin. However, if you are next to your cell phone when you are sleeping, your eyes may be interpreting the high frequencies as light frequencies so your brain will not receive this message and therefore no melatonin will be produced. Melatonin is ex-
There are a few options. To point out the obvious, you could stop using a cell-phone, but I know in this day and age that is nearly impossible. You can limit your cell phone usage and try not to keep it on you when it is not in use and be sure to keep it out of your room while you sleep. Text when you can and if you can’t use the speaker phone option. Also, headset devices are a great choice. It is also very important to make sure that you don’t move to an area that is remotely close to a cell phone tower. If you currently live near one, you should do your best to move out of the area. There are a few different products you can try as well that are designed to reduce the harmful affects of EMFs. I posted the following on the CE Facebook page a little while ago, and it didn’t get a very good response. I don’t understand why, yes, sure it seems too easy maybe, but it’s free! What do you have to lose? It’s better than nothing… I actually had kinesiology done to me with my cell phone with and without the ‘Freeshield,’ and this proved that this technology does in fact work. So try it! It’s worth a shot. www.freeshield.com There are also some devices that you can purchase, on this site they claim to work by enhancing a persons connection to the Earths Electro-Magnetic Field. www.earthcalm.com I think that it is very important to raise awareness on the topic of EMFs and at least open peoples eyes to what they are and what damage they can cause. I encourage everyone to do his or her own research on the matter, and look into this. You may be surprised with what you find! To watch the documentary ‘Resonance’, search Youtube for: Resonance - Beings of Frequency
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The Health Benefits of Chocolate C by Mike Barrett
hocolate has taken a lot of heat for being an unhealthy snack, but is it really that bad for you? If we are talking about very popular candy bars like Reese’s or Kit-Kats, then yes, chocolate is not healthy. But chocolate closer to its natural form, without the added harmful ingredients, actually is pact full of health benefits. What really separates a diabetes-inducing chocolate snack from a healthful handful of chocolatey goodness is the cocoa content. The higher the cocoa content, the healthier the chocolate is. Chocolate with a cocoa content of at least 70 percent is the right kind of chocolate. The benefits of chocolate are quite astounding. One would never think chocolate can be so healthy while living in our current culture. The truth is, if the chocolate contains a high cocoa content and is not tampered with by having harmful ingredients added to it, it can be a completely guilt-free snack. Here are some health benefits of chocolate.
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High in Antioxidants – The cocoa in chocolate contain flavanols, a type of flavonoid. Flavanoids act as antioxidants and also help against free radical damage. Cancer Fighting – Inhibits cell division and reduces inflammation. Longevity Benefits – Multiple studies have shown that chocolate helps for a longer, disease free life. The world’s longest living women who lived to age 122, was thought to have lived for so long due to her heavy consumption of dark chocolate – 2.5 pounds each week. Lowers Blood Pressure Stimulates endorphin production Chocolate contains serotonin, a natural compound which helps with depression Chocolate contains magnesium, vitamin A, B1, B2, D, and E.
Protecting Yourself from Electromagnetic Radiation ness, anxiety, depression and chronic fatigue in those who are sensitive. The following three common appliances emit strong electromagnetic radiation and cause a variety of health disorders: Microwave - Cancerous growths, headaches, fatigue, dizziness, hair loss, muscle and heart impairment, blurred vision and increased cholesterol. Computer - Erratic heartbeat, sleep disorders, miscarriage, severe headaches, thyroid malfunction, loss of energy, stress, dizziness, poor memory and decreased libido. Cell phone - Insomnia, memory loss, dizziness, nausea, poor concentration, hair thinning, eye problems, respiratory complaints, tinnitus, brain tumors and aneurisms. Needless to say, protecting oneself from EMFs is crucial for well being.
Unplug and Preserve Wellness
by Carolanne Wright
he average person usually doesn’t realize they are jeopardizing their health by innocently clicking away on the computer or talking on a cordless phone. Linked with cancer, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue, miscarriage and a host of other devastating diseases, electromagnetic fields (EMFs) are a serious modern concern. And exposure is almost impossible to avoid. But with diet and a measure of awareness, the dangers of EMFs can be reduced.
Hidden Hazards Created by cell phones, power lines, computers and microwaves, as well as other electronic and magnetic devices, EMFs wreck havoc on the body. These fields induce brain fog, forgetful-
Completely avoiding electromagnetic radiation is impossible. Yet minimizing exposure lessens the damaging impact on health. The first rule of thumb is to turn off and unplug appliances when not in use. Next, avoid Wi-Fi networks -- especially in the home. Fully charging laptops and then unplugging when ready for use is another way to minimize EMF exposure. If the computer needs to be connected to a power source, make sure plugs and power strips are located far away from the body. Steer clear of halogen and fluorescent lighting. Both technologies produce substantial EMFs. LCD lighting is a safe alternative. Cordless phone? Avoid DECT technology -- it transmits a strong radio frequency signal, even when idle. Keep the handset away from the body by activating speaker mode. The same for cell phones. If this isn’t possible, use a tube headset. Even with lower levels of exposure, it is still important to fortify the body in order to avert health issues.
Prevent and Repair Damage Grounding the body as well as using key foods and supplements improves resiliency to EMFs. Earthing is an excellent practice to ward off the harmful effects of electromagnetic fields. Simply stand barefoot on a dewy patch of grass or walk along a sandy beach for at least ten minutes each day. Learn more here. A nutrient rich diet is also essential. Below is a list of edibles and superfoods that protect against EMFs: • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Iodine Vitamin D3 Sea vegetables Spirulina Noni Curcumin B-complex vitamins Melatonin Tulsi (Holy Basil) Omega-3 fatty acids Glutathione Sulfur Selenium Zinc
In addition, consuming high Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) foods is vital to prevent and heal DNA damage from EMFs. Good choices include: artichokes, cranberries, red beans, pecans, pomegranate seeds, rosemary, asparagus, blueberries, walnuts, prunes, cruciferous vegetables, cinnamon, dates, broccoli and cilantro. Always remember to select organic for ultimate nutritional power. Even though living in an age of Wi-Fi and all sorts of EMF spewing gadgets is hazardous, we don’t have to be victims of this invisible menace. Tend to the diet, ground the body and unplug appliances whenever possible. By taking these precautions and proactive steps, modern living need not be so dangerous.
Health Canada Protects Mammogram Racket by Criminalizing Thermography
he forces of evil are currently running wild in Canada, where the government-run healthcare machine and the mainstream media are currently engaged in a vicious assault on the safe and effective breast cancer screening tool known as thermography. A recent “investigative” report aired by CBC News that claimed to have uncovered the so-called “fraud” of thermography has prompted Health Canada to issue an arbitrary ban on the use of the procedure in several provinces throughout the country. Health Canada, which on its website claims to “respect individual choices and circumstances” as they pertain to healthcare, decided to play the hypocrite by issuing several cease and desist orders against clinics that offer thermography almost immediately after CBC News ran its hit-piece on the screening procedure on November 27. Quoting several Health Canada “experts” who ar-
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rogantly disregard thermography as “useless,” the biased CBC News report has generated considerable controversy among the health freedom community, as Canadians may no longer have access to the safe, painless, and radiation-free procedure.
CBC News Hatchet Job on Thermography Serves Interests of Cancer Industry It all started when CBC News, possibly with a little financial grease from both the radiology cartel and conventional cancer industry, suddenly decided to target the merits of thermography just weeks after news emerged about the dangers and ineffectiveness of mammograms. The news rag conducted an
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CHILDREN’S TOP 5 HEALTH THREATS by Marco Torres
he mainstream media and government have peddled the same lame health concerns affecting children for decades. Whether it’s drug abuse, smoking, teen pregnancy, obesity or any other perceived public health threat, no officially recognized health concern affecting children compares to the actual threats which are rarely if ever discussed by public health entities or the mainstream media. The reasons for this convenient ignorance are simple…deception and distraction. The typical diatribe coming out of government organizations who claim to be enforcing good health and protecting our children is nonsense and always has been. They parrot the same mundane health threats affecting children decade after decade without actually doing anything about them or telling us what actually causes them. They insist things like smoking, drug abuse, obesity, teen pregnancy, bullying and abuse are the top health concerns for children and teens when they are nothing but a miniscule fraction of a threat compared to the following:
Vaccines A German study with 17461 children between 0-17 years of age (KIGGS) showed that 4.7% of vaccinated children suffer from asthma, 10.7% of these children from hayfever and 13.2% from neurodermatitis. These numbers differ in western countries, i.e. the prevalence of asthma among children in the US is 6% whereas it is 14-16% in Australia. The prevalence of asthma among unvaccinated children in the study is 0.2%, hayfever 1.5% and neurodermatitis 2%. According to the KIGGS study more than 40% of children between the ages of 3 and 17 years were sensitized against at least one allergen tested (20 common allergens were tested) and 22.9% had an allergic disease. Although we did not perform a blood test, less than 10% stated that their children had an allergy. Vaccinated children are up to 14 times more likely to have asthma than the unvaccinated and up to nine times more like to have skin problems. An estimated 100-180 Indian children are diagnosed with vaccine-associated polio paralysis (VAPP) each year. In fact, the
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clinical presentation of the disease, including paralysis, caused by VAPP is indistinguishable from that caused by wild polio viruses. Vaccines, all vaccines, are immune suppressing; that is they depress our immune functions. The chemicals in the vaccines depress our immune system; the virus present depresses immune function, and the foreign DNA/RNA from animal tissues depresses immunity. Chemical toxicity and depressed immunity likely make vaccines the number one long-term health threat to children.
Artificial Sweeteners, Colors, Flavors, and Preservatives Dangerous food additives are creating a toxic environment for our children’s health spurring allergies and ADHD. Two recent British studies found that certain food dyes, as well as the common preservative sodium benzoate, may have an adverse effect on some children’s behaviour. Researchers said the increase in ADHD diagnoses could be partly to blame on the preservative. “It can affect their focus, their concentration. They become more easily distractible, become more impulsive. I think we’re looking at a whole population of kids with skewed immune systems,” said Dr. Kenneth Bock, who wrote a book that supports the theory that food additives could lead to hyperactivity in children. A Southampton Study in the UK showed that additives cause hyperactivity in children within an hour after consumption. Food additives, especially the artificial colors are made from coal tar derivatives and synthetic chemicals. Within an hour of ingestion, hyperactive behavior is evident. MSG is not a nutrient, vitamin, or mineral and has no health benefits. The part of MSG that negatively affects the human body is the “glutamate”, not the sodium. The breakdown of MSG typically consists of 78% glutamate, 12% sodium, and about 10% water. Any glutamate added to a processed food is not and cannot be considered naturally occurring. Natural gluta-
mate in plants and animals is known as L-glutamic acid. A study on infant rats showed that administration of MSG lead to five shrunken glands, including the testes. Other studies have shown that growth hormone, thyroid hormones and many other endocrine functions can be assaulted by excitotoxins which may lead to growth retardation of children before the age of puberty. One study on mice showed that aspartate, the excitotoxin in diet drinks, gum and aspartame, did the same kind of neuronal damage to the hypothalamus that previous studies on glutamate exhibited. This study mentioned that the research showed that excitotoxins lead to “subsequent obesity, skeletal stunting and reduced mass of pituitaries, ovaries and testes. Yes, the research is clear that excitotoxins can literally damage (and reduce in size) the future development of your child’s testes and ovaries. Colouring agents are derived from coal tar, and nearly all colouring is synthetic. Though some artificial food dyes have been banned because they are believed to cause cancer, most dyes used today are of the artificial variety. They are also linked to allergies, asthmas, and hyperactivity. They have been found to provoke asthma attacks and have links to thyroid tumours. Coincidently, artificial colors are prevalent in ice cream products which are directly marketed to children. Every single artificial color in the food industry has some kind of detrimental health effect. These include neurotoxicity, organ, developmental, and reproductive toxicity and cancer. Children are being fed these chemicals in such large quantities that they begin to have nervous system malfunctions that ultimately are misdiagnosed as ADHD, learning disabilities, or violent behavior. As one of the most prolific preservatives in the food industry, it is difficult to find many foods without potassium sorbate. Food and chemical toxicology reports have labeled potassium sorbate as a carcinogen, showing positive mutation results in the cells of mammals. Other studies have shown broad systemic and toxic effects on non-reproductive organs in animals. No long term studies have ever been initiated on either animals or humans, but
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Continued from previous page many suspect the preservative to be toxic to young children. Sodium Benzoate can convert into lethal carcinogenic poison when combined with absorbic acid. Professor Peter Piper, a professor of molecular biology and biotechnology, tested the impact of sodium benzoate on living yeast cells in his laboratory. What he found alarmed him: the benzoate was damaging an important area of DNA in the “power station” of cells known as the mitochondria. “These chemicals have the ability to cause severe damage to DNA in the mitochondria to the point that they totally inactivate it: they knock it out altogether.” he stated. “The food industry will say these compounds have been tested and they are complete safe,” he said. “By the criteria of modern safety testing, the safety tests were inadequate. Like all things, safety testing moves forward and you can conduct a much more rigorous safety test than you could 50 years ago.” Sodium Benzoate, as with most other preservatives, should not be ingested in any quantity by children, however the toxin is still available in many foods that children ingest. In the current climate of escalating obesity rates, artificially sweetened soft drinks are marketed to children as healthier alternatives to sugar-sweetened beverages, due to their lack of calories. However, past research has shown very serious long-term health consequences due to highly toxic additives and artificial sweeteners such as sodium benzoate, aspartame, acesulfame potassium, sucralose and high-fructose corn syrup. Examples of harmful food additives: • • • • • • • • •
Glutamates Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) Maltodextrin Autolyzed Yeast Extract Disodium Guanylate Disodium Inosinate Blue 1, Blue 2 Yellow 5, Yellow 6 Red 3, Red 40
Genetically Modified Foods Genetically Modified (GM) foods are likely to be the single biggest threat to humanity in the coming decades and certainly
a threat to the health of future generations. If you’re new to the dangers of GM foods this article “The 7 Biggest Reasons To Never Eat Genetically Modified Foods” sums up the reasons to stay away from them. Problem is, they’re everywhere and it’s almost impossible to escape from them. GM foods pose a threat to the environment, polluting the fertile soils of the world with unnatural genetic material that may have unknown long-term consequences. Cross-pollination with non-GM crops, monoculture practices and the liberal use of chemical pesticides alongside GM crops are just a few of the serious threats to sustainable life on Earth posed by food scientists playing God with seeds. Researchers have found clear links among the consumption of GM-corn and immunological alterations in the gut and the exacerbation and creation of allergies which more children are suffering from every year. GM Foods causes allergies, organ damage, cancer, immunotoxicty, and damaging transgenes which affect future generations. Many fruits and vegetables for sale in the U.S (and Canada) are already genetically modified. The data from comprehensive studies on GM corn “clearly underlines adverse impacts on kidneys and liver, the dietary detoxifying organs, as well as different levels of damages to heart, adrenal glands, spleen and haematopoietic system,” reported Gilles-Eric Seralini, a molecular biologist at the University of Caen. Ninety-nine percent of GMO crops either tolerate or produce insecticide which also damage a child’s health. This may be the reason we see bee colony collapse disorder and massive butterfly deaths. If GMOs are wiping out Earth’s pollinators, they are far more disastrous than the threat they pose to future generations of all humans and other mammals. Children who consume the processed foods with the following are likely consuming ingredients that are GM. Examples of GM foods • • • • • • • •
Corn flour, meal, oil, starch, gluten, and syrup Corn Sweeteners such as fructose, dextrose, and glucose Modified food starch Soy flour, lecithin, protein, isolate, and isoflavone Most vegetable oils and vegetable proteins Canola oil (also called rapeseed oil) Cottonseed oil Anything not listed as 100% cane sugar ￼
BPA, fluoride, parabens, phthalates, PFOA, fiberglass, oxybenzone, BHA and dozens of other chemicals makes up a very long laundry list of environmental toxins affecting every household. Combine this with geoengineering intiatives polluting the entire atmosphere with toxins, and you have a toxic planet from soil to sky. Developing children are at even greater risk than adults for harm from the above chemicals. There toxic effects are far reaching affecting almost every body system.
Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have discovered that exposure during pregnancy to Bisphenol A (BPA), a common component of plastics, causes permanent abnormalities in the uterus of offspring, including alteration in their DNA. Fluoride alters the minds and brains of children. There has been considerable research done on fluoride regarding cancer, birth defects, and risks to the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and urinary systems, however, very little has been done on its neurological effects. For years, experts have been warning women about some very toxic ingredients the cosmetic industry uses which put users at risk of cancer and hormonal changes. A number of studies since 1998 have raised concerns about the potential role of these parabens in breast cancer as they possess estrogenic properties. “We have to do a better job at protecting the health of our children, but we also have to do a better job of protecting the women that feed our children, especially in their first year of life,” said Patricia Ongo a breastfeeding specialist. Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is another extremely toxic and persistent contaminant in groundwater. Many states are exposed to much higher concentrations of the notorious Teflon chemical under a proposed state regulations that allow unsafe levels of the contaminant in drinking water, scientists at Environmental Working Group (EWG) have warned. Phthalates are a group of chemical compounds that occur in construction materials and a great number of common consumer goods such as toys, cleaning solvents, packaging, etc. Phthalates are suspected of disrupting hormones, premature births and may be related to several chronic diseases in children, like asthma and allergies, as shown in earlier studies. A whistleblower and former hazardous materials expert recently exposed the shocking and under-reported evidence that attenuated fiberglass, the kind used to insulate your home and found in countless consumer products, is more carcinogenic than asbestos. Synthetic preservatives, such as BHA and butylhydroxytoluene (BHT), used to slow down the oxidative deterioration of food are toxic nightmares for children. They used in everything from orange juice to butter, cereals and snack foods. These chemicals are lethal to the health and long-term development of children’s hormonal regulation and brain.
Mainstream Medicine Perhaps the biggest health myth today (although more people are catching on) is the public’s misconception that mainstream medicine and the healthcare system helps sick children. Nothing could be further from the truth since physicians and psychiatrists alone are extremely dangerous to the health of children. They are the ones that prescribe the dangerous medications, vaccines, antibiotics, and debilitating psychotic drugs. 90 percent of all diseases (cancer, diabetes, depression, heart disease, etc.) are easily preventable through diet, nutrition, sunlight and exercise. None of these solutions are ever promoted by conventional medicine to parents and their children because they make no money. One can only hope that a child does not contract cancer as physicians only have one tool for that–cut, poison and burn via surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. No pharmaceuticals actually cure or resolve the underlying causes of disease. Even “successful” drugs only manage symptoms, usually at the cost of interfering with other precious physiological functions in young bodies that will cause side effects down the road. There is no such thing as a drug without a side effect. Mainstream medicine is the leading cause of death in the United States. They recruit children into the system when they are young and vulnerable and they attempt to keep them as life-long clients as they age.
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our immune system is vast and complex. It is designed to detoxify your body as well as protect your body from illness and foreign invaders.Harmful bacteria, viruses, calcium-forming micro-organisms, and candida are part of our world. Unfortunately, so are toxic chemicals, including everything from pesticides to car pollution to nuclear radiation to most municipal tap waters. In our world, these harmful micro-organisms and the endless list of toxic chemicals assault our immune system consistently. Coupled with these assaults are the daily stresses of life and their deleterious effects upon us. All of these add up to a weakened immune system: colds and flus, coughs, fevers, chronic health problems, skin disorders, digestive distress, nervous conditions, chronic fatigue, and even cancer. When the body has too much to deal with, it stops being able to get rid of its waste efficiently and requires more support to help it fight off what is attacking it. Fortunately, our immune system can be improved and empowered to such a point that not only can the harmful microbes be halted and the chemicals detoxified, but also a “stress defense shield” may be built up that can even drive off the effects of daily stress. From my perspective it appears that a great thrust of research on health and longevity is pointing towards improving our immune system – that within an empowered immune system are the health solutions and longevity answers we’re looking for. We all can learn more about how to empower our own immunity. I believe the best way to activate genius within the immune system is by ingesting certain superherbs and superfoods, taking probiotics and cultured foods, minimizing toxic food exposure by eating pure organic raw-living foods, and making appropriate healthy lifestyle improvements. In 400 BC Hippocrates said, “Let food be your medicine and let medicine be your food.” Both aspects of this phrase must be considered – not just food as medicine, but also medicine as food – that means superfoods (the most nutrient-rich plant foods in the world) and tonic superherbs (herbs that can be taken regularly like food). Out of 40,000+ herbs used worldwide, perhaps only 50-60 of them are tonic superherbs. These superherbs should be taken for long periods, because, like all tonics, they are more like food and they build health treasures within and nourish our “stress defense shield.” Whenever possible, try to include the following superfoods, superherbs, and super products in your daily regime.
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We live in a time of unprecedented abundance. Through the Internet and the advancing health freedoms we are all enjoying, we have easy access to these superfoods, superherbs, and super health products. When you start investigating and utilizing these substances consistently and regularly as part of your overall health and exercise program, you will notice that your immunity will be enhanced step-by-step. Your thoughts will have more clarity. Your overall energy will increase. You will also likely sleep better and perform better in athletic activities. Your overall productivity will improve. Digestive distress decreases. Feelings of well-being begin to dominate your life. Superfoods and tonic superherbs can be added into anyone’s diet. Simply begin with the first one or few that you’re drawn to and go from there. Get out a blender and have fun. Make different teas with the superherbs or create new smoothies with the superfoods. Better yet, take your superherb tea and blend it with your superfoods to make the best elixirs ever. Getting healthier and healthier is fun! ______________ This article first appeared on Reality Sandwich, a web magazine for the transformational community that covers topics ranging from sustainability to shamanism, alternate realities to alternative energy, remixing media to reimagining community, holistic healing techniques to visionary technologies.
by Zen Gardener
here was an interesting article recently about researchers who found within the computer informational field what appears to be proof of foreknowledge of 9/11. The huge spike in chatter regarding the events immediately prior to the strikes is completely anomalous. In other words, it goes on to say, for it to be just a coincidence is next to impossible. No big surprise. But what about this informational field? They call this computer information world a type of “morphic field” or “information field” and it seems to be a virtual manifestation of the global mind. Not all of it of course, but the informational global mind, which at this point in history is a massive amount of generated information that’s accelerating by the hour. Research in this field is also being investigated by other visionaries. By tracing trends in language using webbots that crawl the internet reading data with assigned values to various words, they’ve been able to often predict not only major events, trends and changes, but the specific nature and sometimes locations of future phenomena. It’s not an exact science by any means, but this whole field starts to show the power of the literal electromagnetic informational mind as evidence of or a reflection of human consciousness, and we should pay close attention. ￼
Language as a Manifestation of Consciousness
Language shared is clearly consciousness at work. This is our current fundamental method of communication. Perhaps general telepathy is on the horizon, but for now words backed by intention and no doubt other influences is how we understand communication. Whichever, it only stands to reason that the greater the body of consciousness manifested, the greater the effect on the present, and hence the future. In the words of Roger Nelson, founder of the Global Consciousness Project (GCP) from his book Quantum Mind p. 57: “My own ‘model’ is that consciousness or mind is the source or seat of a non-local, active information field (this is not a standard, well defined physical construct). Such fields interact, usually with random phase relationship and no detectable product. When some or many consciousness (information) fields are driven in common, or for whatever reason become coherent and resonant, they interact in phase, and create a new, highly structured information field… that becomes the source of the effects we measure.”
restrict, or impose order upon, the inherent indeterminism of the systems under their influence. Thus, for example, a protein field organizes the way in which the chain of amino acids (the “primary structure” determined by the genes) coils and folds up to give the characteristic three-dimensional form of the protein, “choosing” from among many possible structures, all equally possible from an energetic point of view. Social fields coordinate the behavior of individuals within social groups, for example, the behavior of fish in schools or birds in flocks. Pretty profound. When the accumulated consciousness fields are driven in common or show coherency or resonance, they create a new information field. Sound interactive? That’s the whole point…we need to get busy manifesting Truth and Love within this field. ￼
Morphic Resonance and Quantum Physics
Taking this field changing empowerment even further, morphic field theory is the “discovery” (coming into consciousness) that there’s a dynamic at work akin to the concept of non-separability and total connectivity that quantum physics has discovered. Reminiscent of Plato’s Theory of Forms, these interactive force fields give form to not just plants, animals, crystals, planets and the like, but to behavioral and social patterns. This is similar to the evolving informational field concept described above but is even more profound. It is much like Carl Jung’s ‘collective unconscious’ understanding, but even broader while on a somewhat more so-called “scientific” footing. It essentially is touching on the effect of Universal Consciousness coming into our experiential realm and our interaction with it. But again, morphic field study is the attempt to pursue this intuitive knowledge scientifically and in a quantifiable way. All part of the continued awakening of mankind, despite the manipulations, masking and withholding of knowledge by the controllers. Now you can see why so much is hidden from us – it’s fuel for our flux capacitors! No worries, we’ll get our own.
The “Hypothesis” of Morphic Fields All self-organizing systems are wholes made up of parts, which are themselves wholes at a lower level, such as atoms in molecules and molecules in crystals. The same is true of organelles in cells, cells in tissues, tissues in organs, organs in organisms, organisms in social groups. At each level, the morphic field gives each whole its characteristic properties and interconnects and coordinates the constituent parts. The fields responsible for the development and maintenance of bodily form in plants and animals are called morphogenetic fields. In animals, the organization of behavior and mental activity depends on behavioral and mental fields. The organization of societies and cultures depends on social and cultural fields. All these kinds of organizing fields are morphic fields. Morphic fields are located within and around the systems they organize. Like quantum fields, they work probabilistically. They
Pretty Amazing... The most controversial feature of this hypothesis is that the structure of morphic fields depends on what has happened before. They contain a kind of memory. Through repetition, the patterns they organize become increasingly probable, increasingly habitual. The force that these fields exert is the force of habit. Whatever the explanation of its origin, once a new morphic field – a new pattern of organization – has come into being, its field becomes stronger through repetition. The same pattern becomes more likely to happen again. The more often patterns are repeated, the more probable they become. The fields contain a kind of cumulative memory and become increasingly habitual. Fields evolve in time and form the basis of habits. From this point of view, nature is essentially habitual. Even the so-called laws of nature may be more like habits. Source ￼
This Is How The Lying Matrix Thrives
Social engineers for eons have known this underlying dynamic in their own terms. The latest rash of modern psychopathic societal designers identified these causal and potentially liberating or captivating trends at whatever level of understanding, and set in place educational and society-modifying mechanisms to keep humanity from spontaneous, self-supporting growth centuries ago. Left to our own we would naturally be drawing from consciousness new and beneficial “memes” or morphic fields to develop and help humanity, and not extinguish and control it like our current overlords of darkness. In other words: we’ve been sterilized, castrated, kneecapped, lobotomized and asphyxiated from the Truth and Knowledge of who we truly are and our incredible power to manifest and shape a loving, conscious world around us. As long as we let them fill the airwaves, ground waves and mind waves with their limiting, manipulative, oppressive and distracting propaganda and electromagnetic crap and don’t activate vibrational Truth to reverse the trend, society is literally being pushed off the map of true human awareness into the maw of a mental and social meat grinder. ￼
It’s Up to Us
It’s entirely up to each of us what we do with this amazing energetic system. We can harm or we can heal. We can go along with the status quo or we change it. It will simply reflect whatever is put into it in its own fascinating way, and is doing its job at all times whether we acknowledge it or not. And it’s there for conscious use if you choose. We’re eternal consciousness connected to everything, yet we’re free agents to choose good and Truth and Love, or darkness, evil and hate.
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…Every time you blog with good and helpful information, forward an inspiring or Truth-revealing article, post an idea or heart-warming picture or uplifting message, encourage a fellow activist in their efforts, do a kind or loving deed or reach out and shake someone up…EVERY TIME…you are changing the morphic field…for the better! All while subtracting from a negative imprint by everyone involved. Which will it be? Will we contribute to the wake up, or be part of the problem? It’s a continual choice. There’s no standing still. Either way we all affect it. It’s that simple. That serious. That real. And that liberating!
Put Your Shoulder to the Shift The beauty of this knowledge is the realization that every letter you write, every item you blog, every word you speak, every thought you think, every prayer or intention you utter, every loving or non-loving deed, every decision to do the right thing or not…EVERYTHING….is forming the world in which we live..societal, informational and the underlying morphic world which we all share. Every time someone watches mindless TV, gets spellbound by things like Hollywood or war programming, or entertains the Matrix meme in any way, they are supporting and perpetrating the death-dealing, humanity perverting lie. Period. While on the contrary…
Hopefully this awareness of how pervasive the dynamics of intention, attraction, information, communication and consciousness are will spur you on. It has for me. I’ve known this dynamic was at work but to see it in this light is empowering. And participating and really making a difference that matters couldn’t be any easier than it is today. You can do gobs of damage to the oppressors’ constructs and help establish the righteous rule of Truth, Love and Consciousness by just putting it out there. Manifest it in the morphic field any and every way you can and it goes to work immediately and affects everything! Even according to nerdy quantum physics, intelligent
life on this planet now knows everything you do affects everywhere in mind-blowing, non-linear or spatially limited ways. We are all interconnected with everything! What more empowering information could there be? As we change these informational morphic fields we’ll also immediately set a better precedent for future change as these fields replicate themselves in whatever state they’re in. This is why we have to keep the fields morphing towards more and more Truth and a loving reality continually. And as we resonate together with the Truth Vibes being amplified around us, anything false will crack and crumble into ruins. Now you see why they try to keep us drugged, distracted and asleep? It’s time to take spaceship earth back. Take action, in word, deed and spirit. Be a resonant voice however you can. Just do it, and if you’re already doing it, turn it up! It’s working even if you can’t see the full extent of it yet. And as you do you’ll get such a rush of confirmation and satisfaction you’ll do even more, as well as get others on board! Power to the people? It’s been there all along! But you gotta throw the switch.
The U.S. Military and Climate Change
by Dane Wigington
here are still a great many people that can’t bring themselves to imagine that the mighty US military would have much if any concern with the state of global climate. Many that can not even begin to believe that the same US military would be actively involved with ongoing climate modification “Manhattan Projects” (global geoengineering programs, SAG and SRM). The glaring reality is that climate change, and the manipulation of the global climate system, are a top priority for the US military. All available data indicates that the US military has been experimenting with weather modification for over 60 years. A document drafted in 1966 recently located from the NASA archives outlines the ongoing and expanding US weather modification programs at that time. These programs were well funded having budgets in the hundreds of millions of dollars even then. So what are the US military and its NATO allies doing to mitigate the risk of (so called. ed) climate change? They are fully engaged in massively destructive global geoengineering programs. SRM (solar radiation management) and SAG (stratospheric aerosol geoengineering) are likely only a part of the lethal aircraft spraying programs going on above our heads day in and day out. The links below illustrate a few of the existing documents and articles regarding the US military and its urgent concern over the state of global climate. These links are of great relevance to this article and should be examined. 1. CLIMATE CHANGE AS A NATIONAL SECURITY CONCERN (12-29) http://www.nap.edu/openbook. php?record_id=14682&page=12 2. CLIMATE CHANGE, VULNERABILITY, AND NATIONAL SECURITY: A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK (30-45) http://www.nap.edu/openbook. php?record_id=14682&page=30 3. POTENTIALLY DISRUPTIVE CLIMATE EVENTS (46-63) http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_ id=14682&page=46 4. HOW CLIMATE EVENTS CAN LEAD TO SOCIAL AND POLITICAL STRESSES (64-79) http://www.nap. edu/openbook.php?record_id=14682&page=64 5. CLIMATE EVENTS AND NATIONAL SECURITY OUTCOMES (80-117) http://www.nap.edu/openbook. php?record_id=14682&page=80 6. Office of the Director of National Intelligence http:// www.dni.gov/index.php/about/organization/nationalintelligence-council-nic-publications 7. NY Times Article on threat of climate change to Pentagon http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/09/science/ earth/09climate.html?pagewanted=all
GeoEngineeringWatch.org The damage being done by these completely unregulated and out of control climate modification programs ( SRM, SAG, and other potential programs as of yet unknown) can not be quantified. Below are some of the known consequences of global geoengineering programs: • • • • • • • • • • • •
Greatly reduced overall global rainfall. Completely disrupted global hydrological cycle Loss of blue skies and direct sunlight, thus effecting photosynthesis Greatly increased global drought Greatly diminished crop yields Decimated ozone layer. Northern and Southern hemispheres Contaminated soils Contaminated waters Contaminated atmosphere and breathable air Unquantifiable negative impacts to all life forms Increased dry lightning strikes creating record forest fires Possible triggering of climate feed back loops like methane hydrate and clathrate releases
If there was anything truly benevolent about the global spraying, why would there be so much effort to keep these programs hidden? Why would virtually every government agency aggressively deny their existence? The military industrial complex is doing whatever it deems necessary to increase its power no matter what the cost to the planet or all life that exists here. Their past conduct makes this abundantly clear. The detonation of over 1800 nuclear bombs on planet earth should make
this clear.We are not dealing with sanity in any sense of the word in regard to the runaway juggernaut that is the global power structure and its military industrial complex. All things considered, global geoengineering is not a cure, but a curse so horrific that it quite literally puts life on Earth in the balance. It is up to all of us to bring this greatest untold issue to light and to a halt. Our lives, and our long term survival, literally depends on it.
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Unleashing the Soul T
by Trinity Bourne
his quote, by Viktor Frankl, is deeply significant in embracing one of the deepest longings within humanity. It shows us how, even in the most inhumane conditions, that there is a personal freedom that nothing can take away. It is reminder, that the no matter what imprisons us (whether physical, emotional, psychological), we have a choice. No matter how our ‘prison’ has manifested itself externally, the real chains are created by our mind; they are created by what we identify with and ‘align to’ within our given circumstances. There is a longing within each of us to break free. There is a longing for the free, unbridled expression of the Soul.
Steps to Freedom The first step to spiritual freedom is being profoundly honest with ourselves. This sounds easy, yet if it were so simple, and everyone were doing it, the world would not be in the state
it is in today. If we are being honest within, then illusion falls away. We are liberated then to make a conscious choice. Nobody can deny ourselves self honesty, other than ourselves. Each circumstance we encounter contains the seeds of our freedom. This is without exception, because the universe is designed that way. Whilst we are still imprisoned within the constructs of our own mind, situations will always provide challenges.
“We, who lived in concentration camps, can remember the men who walked through the huts of others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken away from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedomsto choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” -Viktor Frankl , Auschwitz survivor
Why do we need it to be so difficult? The reason is, so that we can unlock the doorways and strip down the walls that keep us from being who we truly are. If it was easy, then we wouldn’t learn, we wouldn’t become aware. We wouldn’t know who we truly are beyond all of this. Without having to surrender; let go; touch the core of our Soul and feel ourselves beyond it; we aren’t free. Instead, our awareness remains trapped in a body-mind, lulled into a false sense of freedom and comfort… like pulling wool over your eyes, a bit like on the ‘Matrix’ movie – your life is really a program. The paradox is, that, this type of freedom, is not really a freedom at all. True freedom happens when we become aware of who we truly are, beyond the illusion. So, if it is tough, if it pushes you to your limit, then you are much closer to the Soul, much closer to liberation, than you might think.
is singing and the whole world appears magical – it is the light of YOUR heart that is alighting the whole world. Moments of soulfulness are moments of profound peace only because YOU have made a choice to allow the light of your heart to shine, illuminating the world around you. We can make this choice in any situation! It’s a choice that never goes away. It is only ourselves who can deny it. Think of Viktor Fankl… in the midst of nazi concentration camps, he made a choice. He dug ever deeper within and chose to align with the Light of his Soul. We can muddy it, cover it, veil it, forget that it exists entirely, but it will always be there. It is this light that inspires people in the most tragic of circumstances. At times it appears that we have hidden it so deeply that it takes the most earth shattering of situations to glimpse it again. When you are lost spiritually, emotionally, psychologically – it is this light at the core of your being that guides you home again.
Every Experience an Opportunity
The World Begins to Change
It helps to see EVERY situation as a learning experience sent as an opportunity to unleash ourselves. So what if buttons are pushed? Accept that buttons only exist because we have created them from our own inner tightness. So you feel offended, hurt or unsupported? Then be honest to yourself about it. Ask yourself why you feel that way. Stop looking outside. Look within. By blaming the outer world, your divine energy leaks; you throw it away; by looking outside, you will never find the answer. Whatever the world appears to have done to you, the most important thing to remember is that – it can NEVER take away the light that shines in your heart.
If your world is falling apart, whatever is going on, it is in making the choice to let your heart sing ‘NO MATTER WHAT’, then your world will change too. It has to. That is the nature or reality. The next step on the journey will light itself up – you will know what to do. Make sure you take that step. It takes courage, commitment and profound self honesty. Making this choice is making a commitment to your journey of evolution. You send out a beacon and the universe will inspire to support your journey. Everything around you will change as a result of your beingness. The world is illuminated by the light of your soul. So, in a nutshell:
Why So Challenging?
When the “Light of the World” Floods In When it starts to feel divine (no matter how fleeting those moments may be), when your soul is stirred, when your heart
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Be profoundly honest with yourself Find the light in your heart within the most challenging of situations Allow the path to be illuminated by allowing your heart to sing Follow it Light the world
``It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment`` - Ansel Adams
Is Nature Somewhere Else? by Laura Grace Weldon LauraGraceWeldon.com
e tend to think of nature as separate. We imagine spending time “out there” hiking in some remote wilderness, drinking from mountain streams and observing creatures that have never faced highway traffic. There, in a place far from our busy lives, we might find peace, tranquility and some kind of deep connection to what is real. If. We. Just. Found. Time. To. Get. There. That’s part of the problem. Because we’re already there. We are nature, right down to the life processes of every cell. And what’s around us even in the smallest city apartment? Nature. Nature is the food we eat, air we breathe, water we drink. It’s seedlings pushing up between cracks in the cement (and the cement itself, depending how you define it), birds lighting on utility poles, pollen making us sneeze, storm clouds swelling with rain. It’s a living planet in a universe of natural laws that continue to be revealed to the amazement of scientists like Harvard’s Dr.
Randall and the awe of cosmologists like Dr. Swimme in The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos: Humanity and the New Story. When we define nature as separate from us it’s easier to push it aside as something apart from our very life force. This disconnect isn’t healthy for us or the planet. In part it simply has to do with SEEING. I learned this when I helped conduct a psychology study in college. We went to urban office buildings and asked people two questions. First, we asked each person to describe his or her mood. Second, we asked them to describe the current appearance of the sky. These people were in their offices or hallways when we talked to them and the windows in most buildings were shuttered with horizontal blinds ubiquitous during that decade, so the only way they could have described the sky is if they had paid attention on their way to work or during a break. Here’s the interesting part. The people who identified themselves as pessimistic, angry, depressed or in other negative terms were also the ones unable to describe the sky’s appearance. You guessed it. The happiest and most optimistic people either correctly described the sky or came very close.
That study was never published, but research these days now indicates that pausing to experience nature in our daily lives is powerfully positive. Just a few minutes of regular exposure has been shown to improve our emotional and physical health. It leads us to be more generous, to enhance relationships and value community. The effect of nature, even looking out a window at nearby trees, seems to lead us, as one researcher noted, to be “our best selves.” So wherever we are, let’s pay attention. Let’s remind ourselves to look at the sky every day, not just for a moment but long enough to savour it (without declaring the weather good or bad). Let’s put our bodies into the experience by taking regular strolls and touching the bark of a tree, a flower’s soft petal, the texture of a rock. Let’s watch the habits of birds, squirrels, spiders and other creatures making their lives amongst ours. Let’s pick one tree near our homes and notice it as the seasons pass, as we would a quiet friend sharing the same neighborhood. It takes only a shift of awareness, but it can make a world of difference. Nature is right here, moment to moment, in each breath we take. It connects us to what’s real and helps us be the people our planet needs right now. ____________________ Laura Grace Weldon is a non-violence educator and marginally useful farm wench who lives with her family on Bit of Earth Farm. She’s the author of Free Range Learning. She edits books, contributes to a Wired site, and blogs about conscious living. Laura invites people to contribute their stories to her next book, Subversive Cooking.
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hen the government tells you that you cannot grow your own food, and slips pesticide-ridden GMOs into the nation’s food supply unlabeled, it’s time to discard the system. When government agencies tell you what you can and cannot eat, then enforce that compliance with armed goons, it’s time to discard the system. When you are forced into bondage in order to merely survive, then get taxed to death so that survival is at a bare minimum, it’s time to discard the system.
“The most formidable military machine depends ultimately on the obedience of its soldiers, … the most powerful corporation becomes helpless when its workers stop working, when its customers refuse to buy its products. The strike, the boycott, the refusal to serve, the ability to paralyze the functioning of a complex social structure– these remain potent weapons against the most fearsome state or corporate power.” — Howard Zinn in The Progressive magazine, January 2000, p20 When “too big to fail” corporations stomp on “consumers” like they are just so much rabble to use up and throw away, it’s time to discard the system. When you go to a hospital to get well, and that hospital kills you through incompetence and outright malice, it’s time to discard the system. When Big Pharma poisons are legal and natural plants are
not, it’s time to discard the system. When poisoning the nation’s water supply with a known hazardous waste is standard operating procedure, it’s time to discard the system. When poisonous chemicals are dumped from the sky on an unknowing populace in the guise of “protecting” the people, it’s time to discard the system. When the media routinely lies and hides the truth, it’s time to discard the system. When people are routinely maimed and killed by government approved drugs that are made mandatory by that very same government, it’s time to discard the system. We the people want something real, not televised hype and brand marketers telling us what we should do, think, and feel, while counting the profits raked in through stealth and false advertising. We the people are sick to death of being told what is good for us and what is not. When I was born, I did not sign up to be property of the state. I have one mother and don’t need another in the form of Big Brother. If you the power brokers want a fight, you’ve got it. This will not be a fight calling for bloodshed and ruin, but for life. For independence from tyranny. For self-sufficiency and hope. For a breaking away from the ties that bind us to a corrupt and dying system that was designed from the onset to fail. This will be a revolution welling up from the tortured soul of every man, woman and child who has woken up to the oppression we are living under, which is so tyrannical in its nature that we the people are being suffocated. This revolution will be one of empowerment of the individual over corporate interests and the war machine. This revolution is personal.
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Continued from page 2 Many spiritual people start to hate and avoid money because of this and so end up nearly destitute as I did, which is nothing more than another manifestation of lack. One of the things we see happening today is the false system beginning to collapse in on itself. This is of course inevitable because our system is built on a house of cards. Money is no longer backed up by gold or anything of tangible value, it’s created literally out of thin air, just numbers on a computer or pieces of plastic and paper. The time has come for us to break free from this mad and dysfunctional way of living, and this is what I’ve been working on for the last several years. Breaking free is a daunting task because the conditioning of lack goes very deep and being tied to survival involves confronting some of our worst fears. However, if we’re not going to rely on money or a stable job for our security and abundance, what will take its place? As I’ve connected more deeply with the spiritual dimension and surrendered more fully to the guidance of higher self I have realized that the reason I cannot work a job anymore is because I already have one, one which I’ve been neglecting. That job involves working for the most incredible employer one could ever have, the Universe. I’m an employee of the Universe. That may sound like some new age platitude or some philosophical dream, but I mean it in a very literal, very practical way. Being an employee of the Universe means following your inner guidance and doing what you love to do, which from this perspective is what you are meant to do. You know already what
you’re meant to do because it is what you love whether it seems like a valid vocation in the usual sense or not. Becoming an employee of the Universe has some requirements. One is that we open our minds and really take stock of what we truly love to do and are drawn towards. Once we see that, we must let go of what we think we ‘should‘ do and fully embrace what we love. This requires a great deal of trust at first because the fears of survival and lack based mentality will come in and try to scare us into getting back with the old program, which is working to survive. We have to have the courage and the faith to resist that and persist because we’re not here to survive. Animals are here to survive, we are here to thrive and create, and as human beings we have the capability to co-create our reality. The reward for persistence is true unlimited abundance. Like any other employer, the Universe pays its employees for doing their jobs. But unlike conventional employers it pays in unlimited abundance, which means you don’t have a fixed salary and you are not just paid in money, rather you are paid with just what you need when you need it. Like a traditional employer though the Universe will not pay you if you don’t do your job. That is, if you don’t follow your intuitive guidance and really DO what you love, you cannot expect abundance to flow freely in your life. You may get spurts of it here and there but it won’t be reliable. So we have to ACT on our intuition and passion and ask for what we need in the process. When we first make the transition to working directly for the Universe, most of us go through a difficult transition phase where we deal with doubt, fear and scarcity. We also deal with
obligations from our previous way of living which no longer fits with our path. These obligations may be in the form of relationships, jobs, houses, places we live, friends etc. To work full time for the Universe we must let go of any obligations which block us from living in the moment, following our hearts and creating true prosperity. We will know intuitively what needs to be let go of because those things will feel more and more wrong and will stick out like a sore thumb even though we may resist letting them go with all our might. We also need to learn to get in touch with the deeper part of ourselves, which I call Higher Self or Spirit, because this is where our guidance comes from and it’s what we have to learn to trust and have faith in. That’s all part of the process because in effect we are building an entirely new life which rests in freedom, passion and abundance … actually this is just Life, mainstream life is a pale shadow of living fully, which is why so many people are depressed, addicted to various substances and self destructive behaviours. When we really step into being employees of the Universe and partake in true abundance, we realize prosperity and lasting happiness. This doesn’t mean life ceases to be painful, but we have a deeper happiness that is ok with the pain because we are fulfilled and have purpose and direction in life and we realize pain is part of living life in this world. We’re creating what we are here to create and adding something of value to the world while we express Spirit in our own unique and creative way. I believe this is what nearly all of us truly long for and many have already attained some measure of it. Have you?
he International Medical Veritas Association (IMVA) is putting hemp oil on its cancer protocol. It is a prioritized protocol list whose top five items are magnesium chloride, iodine, selenium, Alpha Lipoic Acid and sodium bicarbonate. It makes perfect sense to drop hemp oil right into the middle of this nutritional crossfire of anti cancer medicines, which are all available without prescription. Hemp oil has long been recognised as one of the most versatile and beneficial substances known to man. Derived from hemp seeds (a member of the achene family of fruits) it has been regarded as a superfood due to its high essential fatty acid content and the unique ratio of omega3 to omega6 and gamma linolenic acid (GLA) – 2:5:1. Hemp oil, is known to contain up to 5% of pure GLA, a much higher concentration than any other plant, even higher than spirulina. For thousands of years, the hemp plant has been used in elixirs and medicinal teas because of its healing properties and now medical science is zeroing in on the properties of its active substances. Both the commercial legal type of hemp oil and the illegal THC laden hemp oil are one of the most power-packed protein sources available in the plant kingdom. Its oil can be used in many nutritional and transdermal applications. In other chapters in my Winning the War on Cancer book we will discuss in-depth about GLA and cancer and also the interesting work of Dr. Johanna Budwig. She uses flax seed oil instead of hemp oil to cure cancer – through effecting changes in cell walls – using these omega3 and omega6 laden medicinal oils. Actually there is another way to use medical marijuana without smoking the leaf. According to Dr. Tod H. Mikuriya, “The usual irritating and toxic breakdown products of burning utilized with smoking are totally avoided with vaporization. Extraction and inhaling cannabinoid essential oils below ignition temperature of both crude and refined cannabis products affords significant mitigation of irritation to the oral cavity, and tracheobronchial tree from pyrollytic breakdown products. Rick Simpson, the man in the documentary below, has been making hemp oil and sharing it with friends and neighbors without charging for it. In small doses, he says, it makes you well without getting you high. “Well you can’t deny your own eyes can you?” Simpson asks. “Here’s someone dying of cancer and they’re not dying anymore. I don’t care if the medicine comes from a tomato plant, potato plant or a hemp plant, if the medicine is safe and helps and works, why not use it?” he asks. When a person has cancer and is dying this question reaches a critical point. The bravery of Rick Simpson from Canada in showing us how to make hemp oil for ourselves offers many people a hope that should be increasingly appreciated as money dries up for expensive cancer treatments. We are going to need inexpensive medicines in the future and there is nothing better than the ones we can make reasonably cheaply ourselves. For most people in the world it is illegal so the choice could come down to breaking the law or dying. There is no research to indicate what advantages oral use of hemp oil vs. vaporization but we can assume that advantage would be nutritional with oral intake. Dr. Budwig Below’s work would sustain this point of view especially for cancer patients.
The Science According to Dr. Robert Ramer and Dr. Burkhard Hinz of the University of Rostock in Germany medical marijuana can be an effective treatment for cancer. Their research was published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute Advance Access on December 25th of 2007 in a paper entitled Inhibition of Cancer Cell Invasion by Cannabinoids via Increased Expression of Tissue Inhibitor of Matrix Metalloproteinases-1. The biggest contribution of this breakthrough discovery, is that the expression of TIMP-1 was shown to be stimulated by cannabinoid receptor activation and to mediate the anti-invasive effect of cannabinoids. Prior to now the cellular mechanisms underlying this effect were unclear and the relevance of the findings to the behavior of tumor cells in vivo remains to be determined. Marijuana cuts lung cancer tumor growth in half, a 2007 Harvard Medical School study shows. The active ingredient in marijuana cuts tumor growth in lung cancer in half and significantly reduces the ability of the cancer to spread, say researchers at Harvard University who tested the chemical in both lab and mouse studies. This is the first set of experiments to show that the compound, Delta-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), inhibits EGF-induced growth and migration in epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) expressing non-small cell lung cancer cell lines. Lung cancers that over-express EGFR are usually highly aggressive and resistant to chemotherapy. THC that targets cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2 is similar in function to endocannabinoids, which are cannabinoids that are naturally produced in the body and activate these receptors. “The beauty of this study is that we are showing that a substance of abuse, if used prudently, may offer a new road to therapy against lung cancer,” said Anju Preet, Ph.D., a researcher in the Division of Experimental Medicine. Acting through cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2, endocannabinoids (as well as THC) are thought to play a role in variety of biological functions, including pain and anxiety control, and inflammation. Researchers reported in the August 15, 2004 issue of Cancer Research, the journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, that marijuana’s constituents inhibited the spread of brain cancer in human tumor biopsies. In a related development, a research team from the University of South Florida further noted that THC can also selectively inhibit the activation and replication of gamma herpes viruses. The viruses, which can lie dormant for years within white blood cells before becoming active and spreading to other cells, are thought to
increase one’s chances of developing cancers such as Kaposi’s Sarcoma, Burkitt’s lymphoma and Hodgkin’s disease. In 1998, a research team at Madrid’s Complutense University discovered that THC can selectively induce programmed cell death in brain tumor cells without negatively impacting surrounding healthy cells. Then in 2000, they reported in the journal Nature Medicine that injections of synthetic THC eradicated malignant gliomas (brain tumors) in one-third of treated rats, and prolonged life in another third by six weeks. Led by Dr. Manuel Guzman the Spanish team announced they had destroyed incurable brain cancer tumors in rats by injecting them with THC. They reported in the March 2002 issue of “Nature Medicine” that they injected the brains of 45 rats with cancer cells, producing tumors whose presence they confirmed through magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). On the 12th day they injected 15 of the rats with THC and 15 with Win-55,212-2 a synthetic compound similar to THC. Researchers at the University of Milan in Naples, Italy, reported in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics that non-psychoactive compounds in marijuana inhibited the growth of glioma cells in a dose-dependent manner, and selectively targeted and killed malignant cells through apoptosis. “Non-psychoactive CBD produce(s) a significant anti-tumor activity both in vitro and in vivo, thus suggesting a possible application of CBD as an antineoplastic agent.” The first experiment documenting pot’s anti-tumor effects took place in 1974 at the Medical College of Virginia at the behest of the U.S. government. The results of that study, reported in an Aug. 18, 1974, Washington Post newspaper feature, were that marijuana’s psychoactive component, THC, “slowed the growth of lung cancers, breast cancers and a virus-induced leukemia in laboratory mice, and prolonged their lives by as much as 36 percent.” Funded by the National Institute of Health to find evidence that marijuana damages the immune system, found instead that THC slowed the growth of three kinds of cancer in mice — lung
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Continued from previous page and breast cancer, and a virus-induced leukemia. The DEA quickly shut down the Virginia study and all further cannabis/tumor research even though the researchers “found that THC slowed the growth of lung cancers, breast cancers and a virus-induced leukemia in laboratory mice, and prolonged their lives by as much as 36 percent.” “Antineoplastic Activity of Cannabinoids,” an article in a 1975 Journal of the National Cancer Institute reports, “Lewis lung adenocarcinoma growth was retarded by the oral administration of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabinol (CBN)” — two types of cannabinoids, a family of active components in marijuana. “Mice treated for 20 consecutive days with THC and CBN had reduced primary tumor size.” Marijuana relieves pain that narcotics like morphine and OxyContin have hardly any effect on, and could help ease suffering from illnesses such as multiple sclerosis, diabetes and cancer. [xiii] According to Devra Davis in her book Secret History of the War on Cancer, 1.5 million lives have been lost because Americans failed to act on existing knowledge about the environmental causes of cancer. It is impossible to calculate the added deaths from suppressed ‘cancer cures’ but we do know of the terrible suffering of hundreds of thousands of people who have been jailed for marijuana use. Hemp oil with THC included has the making of a primary cancer treatment, which even alone seems to have a great chance of turning the tide against cancer tumors. It has the added advantage of safety, ease of use, lack of side effects and low cost if one makes it oneself. Surrounded by other medicinal anti-cancer substances in a full protocol it’s hard to imagine anyone failing and falling in their war on cancer. THC should be included in every cancer protocol. Sodium bicarbonate is another excellent anti tumor substance that reduces tumors but is much more difficult to administer than THC hemp oil. Cannabinoids are able to pass through all barriers in the body like Alpha Lipoic Acid so simple oral intake is sufficient. With bicarbonate we need intravenous applications and often even this is not sufficient, often we have to use catheters and few doctors in the world are willing to administer this way. In the end all cancer treatments that are not promoted by mainstream oncology are illegal. No licensed doctor is going to claim that they are curing cancer with sodium bicarbonate though they will treat people with cancer explaining they are balancing
pH or some other metabolic profile with this common emergency room medicine found in most kitchens of the world. More than several states have passed laws making medical marijuana legal but the federal government will not relax and let people be free to choose their treatments even if their lives depend on it. Davis notes that the cowardice of research scientists, who publish thoroughly referenced reports but pull their punches at the end, by claiming that more research needs to be done before action can be taken. Statements like these are exploited by industry that buys time to make much more money. It is a deliberate attempt that creates wholesale public doubt from small data gaps and remaining scientific uncertainties. They have done that with everything right up to and including sunlight. Everything is thought to be dangerous except the pharmaceutical drugs which are the most dangerous substances of all. Stomach wrenching chemotherapy and the death principle of radiation are legal yet safe THC laden hemp oil is not. It is legal for doctors to attack people with their poisons but you can go to jail for trying to save yourself or a loved one from cancer with the oil of a simple garden weed. Our civilization has put up with this insanity but there is a great price being paid. In a mad medical world people die that need not and this is a terrible sadness that has destroyed the integrity and ethics of modern medicine. The science for the use of hemp oil is credible, specific, fact-based, and is documented in detail. There is absolutely no reason to not legalize medical marijuana and create an immediate production and distribution of THC hemp oil to cancer patients. Unfortunately we live in a world populated with governments and medical henchmen who would rather see people die cruel deaths then have access to a safe and effect cancer drug. Meanwhile the Food and Drug Administration approved
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Fracking the Great Lakes
EcoWatch.org by Lois Gibbs
he Great Lakes hold 20 percent of the world’s fresh surface water. The good news is that legacy contaminants are decreasing more quickly than previously reported in three of the Great Lakes, but have stayed virtually the same in two other lakes, according to new research. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), the pesticide DDT and other banned compounds dropped about 50 percent in fish in Lakes Michigan, Ontario and Huron from 1999 through 2009, although there were no significant changes in Lakes Superior and Erie fish, according to the study to be published this month in Science of the Total Environment. “These are very positive results. The lakes are improving and slowly cleaning themselves up,” said Thomas Holsen, co-
director of Clarkston University’s Center for the Environment and co-author of the study. “Even with the decreases, it will be 20 to 30 years until the decades-old contaminants in Great Lakes fish decline to the point that consumption advisories can be eliminated,” Holsen said. All good news, except as we clean up the old chemicals like Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), the pesticide DDT and other banned compounds they are being replaced by newer ones, such as flame retardants that are building up in fish and wildlife and chemicals we are not yet even looking for from oil and gas development. Today, the natural gas industry is beginning horizontal hydraulic fracturing all around the Great Lakes to extract gas. It is against the law to frack under the lakes but there are no laws
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A Single Wool Fiber
Interview by Glennis Taylor BSc
ake a guess at what may be man’s oldest industry (not profession!). If you guessed raising flocks of sheep for fleece you might be right. In countries that used the barter system sheep’s fleece was used as a medium of exchange. It was also the first commodity of value to spur international trade. Queen Isabella of Spain used the wealth resulting from the wool industry to help fund expeditions of Christopher Columbus and other far wandering adventurers. On Columbus’ second voyage to the New World he transported sheep in his ship’s hold to be used as food, leaving some sheep behind in Central America. The Romans took sheep with them everywhere they established their empire, introducing them to many countries including the British Isles. Today, Australia leads the way in wool production, though China has the largest sheep population. In WWI, President Woodrow Wilson allowed sheep to graze on the south lawn of the White House. The funds raised from selling the wool were given to aid the Red Cross in the war effort. Sheep were perhaps the first animals to be domesticated. Their docile nature made them the optimum animals to “keep”. Domestication seemed to have taken place in the Mesopotamia area about 9000 – 11000 years ago. At first the animals were kept to provide meat, milk and hides. It was not until later that wool was used for fabric. Evidence obtained from sites in Iran suggest that selection by shepherds for woollier sheep may have begun around 6000 BC, but it wasn’t until 2000-3000 years later that the wool was used in woven garments. Interestingly pre-domesticated primitive sheep could not be shorn and the wool had to be plucked out in a technique called “rooting”. Some existing breeds of sheep today still maintain that trait, such as the Shetland and Soay (Scottish) varieties. Today we are most familiar with the shearing of domesticated sheep to obtain our much beloved fleece. Wool itself is extremely strong and pliable, possessing overlapping scales on the outside of each hair called cuticles, much like the overlapping tiles on a roof. These scales have a waxy coating which makes them water resistant. Wool fibers are quite resilient and are able to bend about 20,000 times before breaking. Cotton, on the other hand, can bend about 3000 times before breaking, and silk can do so 2000 times before reaching the breaking point. The protein in the wool fiber is actually very much like that of our own skin. Wool ‘breathes’ and insulates with natural
UV protection. Although the fibers are water repellant they do absorb water vapour. When wool absorbs moisture it produces heat. On cool damp days the wool wicks water away from the body creating a layer of dry air next to the body that has an insulating effect. If, on a warm day, the body sweats, the wool again draws the perspiration away from the skin, allowing the skin to dry and cool. The crimp in the wool gives a springiness and allows it to trap the air. While speaking with Anyes of Soul Comfort, I learned a great deal about the value of wool and its many wonderful applications. Anyes has been working with wool for thirty-one years and has a passion for wool that is a “shear” delight. She has a vast array of facts and stories that kept me enchanted as I listened throughout our talk. Her focus is largely on the benefits of wool in the medical arena. She admits that good quality sheepskin is harder to acquire as the methods of production have changed in the last decade. In order to speed up the process and reduce costs harsher chemicals are being used in the tanning process compromising the quality. China now dominates the tanning industry. Anyes has shifted her emphasis to something called wool fabric. For the last fifteen years Anyes has been importing wool fabric from Australia to make her many products. Within the last six years she has has paired wool with hemp to make products like slippers, mattress overlays and her popular insoles which are available to fit dress shoes or gum boots. The wool fabric products are machine washable and dryable. This makes them ideal for hospital and home care settings. They can be laundered at 70 C which meets the Canadian National Infection Control Standards. Wool fabric is stronger and more durable than medical sheepskins. These wool fibers woven into an acrylic backing maintain their shape without stretching. She is hopeful that in
the future hemp will eventually replace the acrylic backing. Anyes is concerned about a troublesome condition that is growing as our population ages and becomes less mobile and are often confined to beds and wheelchairs : bedsores. It is difficult to treat and can lead to serious complications. Diabetics are particularly prone to bedsores. “Mother nature has so much to offer us” Anyes believes. If wool was used in confinement settings the incidence of bedsores would be greatly reduced. She says the medical experts admit that 95% of bed sores are preventable. When sleeping we give off 2 oz. of water vapour per hour, which is about 1 liter per night. Wool will keep the moisture away from the body preventing bacterial activity on the skin, which when unchecked leads to skin fragility and breakdown. The use of plastics and synthetics as bedding compounds the problem as it doesn’t breathe. “Wool feeds the body” Anyes says, keeping the body at optimum temperature while our body repairs itself during deep sleep. It is a “miracle fiber” that has its own energy, and a high vibrational one at that. Maybe that is why yogis use sheepskin to meditate on. Anyes is spreading the word and wonders of wool, reaching as many people as possible through her daily connections, happily speaking to interested groups nationwide. Tonight... may you count happy sheep as you sleep beneath your cozy woolen blanket. What a delight!
Feel free to visit Anyes at her Soul Comfort Shop in Duncan B.C. at 190 Fourth St. 1-800-404-0622 www.soulcomfortsheepskin.com
“Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness.” - James Thurber
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about fracking near streams, creeks, rivers that empty into the lakes. This is insane. Hundreds of toxic chemicals are injected under pressure into the ground to fracture the shale formation. Not all of these chemicals are retrieved after the fracking is done. In fact the common gas well leaves behind about 30 percent of the chemicals, radioactive materials and brine. It’s unbelievable, hundreds of chemicals injected all around our fresh water lakes that both the U.S. and Canada have worked for decades to clean up.
This destructive activity is a prime example of governments’ tunnel vision. Oil and gas development moves forward, cleanup of the lakes moves forward, air deposited of chemicals from many sources continues. It’s like shoveling the sidewalk in a blizzard, it won’t be cleaned until the snow stops falling. There is no sign of the chemical blizzards retreat. I grew up near the lakes in Buffalo and understand their beauty and value. My sister and brother-in-law were active in advocating the cleanup of the lakes in the 1970’s. Our family vacationed on the lakes. It was exciting back then to hear that a serious effort from both sides of the border would advance
to make the lakes swimmable, the fish safe enough to eat and so many other promises. Now more than 35 years later reports are praising the cleanup of historical chemical deposits while at the same time new chemicals are allowed to enter the lakes without protest. Fracking is not yet widespread around the great lakes. Yes there are some wells in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan, but we can stop widespread fracking that would further contribute chemicals to our beautiful lakes by taking a stand and insisting that regulations are put in place and bans where necessary to protect this amazing gift of nature. It is up you and me to make it happen.
Corporate Culture and Global Empire Food Crisis, Land Grabs, Poverty, Slums, Environmental Devastation and Resistance by Andrew Gavin Marshall
orporate power is immense. The world’s largest corporation is Royal Dutch Shell, surpassed in wealth only by the 24 largest countries on earth. Of the 150 largest economic entities in the world, 58% are corporations. Corporations are institutionally totalitarian, the result of power’s resistance to the democratic revolution, which was begrudgingly accepted in the political sphere, but denied the economic sphere, and thus was denied a truly democratic society. They are driven by a religion called “short-term profits.” Corporate society – a state-capitalist society – flourished in the United States, and managed the transition of American society in the early 20th century, just as Fascists and Communists were managing transitions across Europe. With each World War, American society – its political and economic power – grew in global influence, and with the end of World War II, that corporate society was exported globally. This is empire. The American military, intelligence agencies, and national security apparatus operate with the intention of serving U.S. – and now increasingly global – state and corporate interests. Wars, coups, destabilization campaigns, support for dictators, tyrants, genocides and oppression are the products of Western interaction with the rest of the world. In the same sense that “God made man in his own image,” corporations remade society in their own interest; and with equal arrogance. Corporations and banks created or took over think tanks, foundations, educational institutions, media, public relations, advertising, and other sectors of society. Through their control of other institutions, they extend their ideologies of power – and the variances between them – to the population, to other elites, the ‘educated’ class, middle class, the poor and working class. So long as the ideas expressed support power, it’s ‘acceptable.’ It can extend critiques, but institutional analysis is not permitted. Ideas which oppose institutional power are ‘ideological’, ‘idealist’, ‘utopian’, and ultimately, unacceptable. Corporate culture dominates our society in the West. Being inherently totalitarian institutions, the culture – and its institutions – become increasingly totalitarian. This is the response by private economic power to undo the achievements in human history which came through increased democracy in the political sphere. Corporations and banks seek to control and consume all things, to dominate without end. The only reason corporations were and are able to be the defining cultural institution of the 20th and now 21st century, is because of their economic power. This is derived from exploitation: of resources, the environment, labour, and consumers. It is enforced with repression: the job of the state in the state-capitalist society, along with massive subsidies and protectionist measures for corporate and financial interests. As corporate power extended around the world, the rapid destruction of the environment and resources accelerated, and Western powers ‘outsourced’ the environmental devastation our consumer societies ‘require’ to the so-called Third World. We consume, and they suffer; a marriage of inconvenience that we call “civilization.” Corporations and our state keep the rest of the world in a state of poverty and repression, eternally attempting to block the inevitable global revolution to create a human society that acts… humanely. We were busy buying things. Couldn’t be bothered. Now what our societies have done to the people on whose land we now live, or everyone else in the world, is being done internally, to us. Everything is up for sale! Corporations make record profits, hoard billions and trillions in cash reserves, NOT being invested, but likely waiting until your standard of living is significantly reduced so that your labour and resources are cheaper, and thus, ultimately more profitable. This is called ‘austerity’ and ‘structural reform,’ political euphemisms for impoverishment and exploitation. Corporations, banks and states have in recent years caused a massive global food crisis, driving food costs to record highs almost every subsequent year from 2007 onward. With billions of people in the world living on less than $2 per day, the majority of humanity spends most of their income on food. Price increases in food, caused primarily by financial speculation (big players include Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Barclays), push tens of millions more people into poverty and hunger. Roughly one billion – 1/7th of the world’s population – live in slums. And they are growing rapidly. Massive urban slums were developed out of the imperialism Western states and corporations imposed upon the rest of the world, pushing people off the land and into the cities, whether induced by poverty or coerced by bombs and guns. All billed to the imperial Western state sponsors of terrorism. We supported (and support) ruthless and tiny elites in the countries we dominate[d] around the world, and now we are just beginning to realize the ruthless and tiny elite which rules over our own domestic lives. Their social function is that of a parasite: to suck the life blood out of all global society.
ThePeoplesBookProject.com Food price increases have helped spur a massive global land grab, with Western (as well as Gulf and Asian powers) grabbing vast tracts of land – and water – around the world, for pennies on the dollar. This grab is most extensive in Africa, where in the past several years, mostly Western investors have grabbed land which amounts to an area roughly the size of Western Europe. The land not only contains extensive resource wealth, most importantly water (the Nile is up for sale!), but it is home to hundreds of millions of people, and globally, there are 2.5 billion poor people engaged in small-scale farming. This is primarily done through communal land ownership, something which Western society – with its ‘divine right’ of private property – does not understand. Thus, in international, state, and corporate law – which we designed – we deem communally owned and used land to be legally owned by the state. Our ‘investors’ – banks, hedge funds, pension funds, corporations and states –
strike deals with corrupt states across the world to give us 40100 year contracts for vast tracts of land, paying little or sometimes no rent. Then the “empty land” – as we call it – is cleared (of it’s “emptiness”, no doubt), evicting peoples who have been there for generations and beyond, who depend upon the land and the food it produces for their very lives. These people are being driven to cities, and ultimately, slums. This is what we call “productive” use of land. So naturally, we then destroy it, eviscerate its environment, poison and pollute, extract, exploit, plunder and profit. Or we simply hold onto the land, not using it at all, just waiting until it goes up in profit. Even major American universities like Harvard are getting involved in the massive land grabs across Africa and elsewhere. This is the largest land grab in history since the late 19th century ‘Scramble for Africa’ where Europeans colonized almost the entire continent. When we do use the land for ‘productive use’, we say it will “help the climate” and “reduce hunger.” How? Because we will produce food and biofuels. And in doing so, we will use massive amounts of chemicals, pesticides, genetically modified organisms, deforestation, biodiversity destruction, highly mechanized and heavy fuel-use farming techniques. The food we produce – which is not much, we have more interest in things like biofuels, lumber, minerals, oil, cash-crops, etc. – is then exported to our countries, and away from the poor ones where hunger and poverty are so prevalent. They lose their land, gain more poverty, with the added bonus of extensive food insecurity, hunger, starvation, slum growth, increased mortality rates, disease, and violence. Poverty is violence. This is how Western states, banks, corporations and international organizations address the issue of “hunger”: by creating more of it. And in a deeply disturbing irony, we call this moving towards “sustainability.” Little did we know that power interests have a different definition of “sustainability” than most people: they simply combined the words sustained and profitability, and called it “sustainability.” And coincidentally, that word already has a meaning to most
people, so we simply misinterpreted the meaning. But there are people who take that concept seriously, those who experience the major costs of an unsustainable society. We are witnessing a massive global resistance to these processes, largely driven by indigenous peoples – in Africa, Latin America, Asia, and now in North America. In Canada, the ‘Idle No More‘ movement began with four indigenous women in Saskatchewan deciding to meet up and discuss their concerns about Steven Harper’s “budget bill,” which, among other things, had reduced the amount of Canada’s protected rivers, lakes, and streams from roughly 2.5 million (as of Dec. 4, 2012) to somewhere around 62 (as of Dec. 5, 2012). Now a large, expanding, and increasingly international social movement led by indigenous peoples is taking place. Less than two months ago, it began with four women having a discussion. Canada’s Indigenous peoples are showing Canadians – and others around the world – how to stand up against power. And they’ve had practice. For over 500 years, our societies have been oppressing and often eradicating indigenous populations at ‘home’ and abroad. Indigenous peoples, like other oppressed peoples, are at the front lines of the most oppressive nature of our society: they experience and have experienced exploitation, environmental devastation, domination and decimation. With the world’s Indigenous peoples speaking – not only in Canada, but across Latin America, Africa, and elsewhere – it is time that we in the West begin to listen. It is always important to listen to those who are most oppressed; the histories of our ‘victims’ are rarely written or known, at least not to us. Victims remember. And it matters that we begin to listen. How can we expect to change – or know what and how to change – our societies if we do not listen and learn from those who have experienced the worst of our society? Indigenous people are now giving us a lesson in democratic struggle. If we continue on our current path, Indigenous communities will be completely wiped out; the powers that rule our society will have completed a 500-year genocide. So we have to ask ourselves the question: should we now listen to, learn from, and join with these people in common struggle for justice and the idea of a humane society, or… are we still too busy buying things? Perhaps it is time we all should be ‘Idle No More.’ _______________________ The above was a short summary of roughly three separate chapters currently being researched and written as part of The People’s Book Project. The People’s Book Project is a new initiative led by researcher and writer Andrew Gavin Marshall which seeks to use social media networks to help establish an alternative to the power and influence of the major philanthropic foundations. This project – The Book Project – is the test for a wider initiative aimed at creating a type of ‘People’s Foundation’, where instead of a private institution funded by billionaires and philanthropists who seek to pursue their own agendas in social engineering, this organization, tentatively titled The People’s Project, would seek to use social media to raise awareness and funding from average people around the world to support various initiatives and projects. To help the Project continue, please consider spreading the word, sharing articles, or donating. www.ThePeoplesBookProject.com
Most Important Movement of our Time
love suburbia not for what it is, but for what it could be. While most other houses on my street have grass lawns, my yard sprouts zucchinis, tomatoes, pomegranates, kale, spinach, apples, figs, guavas, almonds, garlic, onion, strawberries, and more. Over 500 plant species all in all. We grow more than 3000 pounds of food per year on a plot of land the size of a basketball court—enough fruits and vegetables to feed my family of four year-round. Our house is part of a growing global movement of people involved in urban farming. ￼ The simple act of planting a garden can shape issues like economics, health, and politics at the same time because food is an essential focal point of human activity. As the urban farming movement grows, here are five ways that it will transform our world.
Renewed Local Economies. Local neighbor-to-neighbor commerce generally doesn’t happen in our communities. Residential areas almost never include common spaces where community exchanges might happen. Likewise, because selling homemade bread to your neighbors is illegal in most areas, the law discourages community commerce, and instead encourages you to purchase from the supermarket chain. In my own community, the urban farming movement has reinvigorated local commerce. Instead of buying oranges, I now trade pumpkin for oranges from my neighbor’s tree. If urban farming continued to grow, it would cause a massive and positive economic disruption by introducing local food production that would compete with the corporate mainstream on price, quality, convenience, and level of service.
Environmental Stewardship. Industrial agriculture is a major source of fossil fuel pollution. Petrochemicals are used to fertilize, spray, and preserve food. Plastics made from oil are used to package the food, and gasoline is used to transport food worldwide. Urban farming unplugs us from oil by minimizing the transport footprint and using organic cultivation methods. While industrial agriculture often maneuvers to avoid paying for environmental externalities, urban farmers directly bear the ecological costs of their actions. This makes urban farmers better stewards of their land because they draw their nutrition from it. Rather than using chemicals that destroy soil biology, urban farming culture stresses sustainable organic techniques that enrich the topsoil.
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A Focus on Local Politics. Urban farming makes it clearer and easier for people to be involved in local politics by bringing issues that directly affect neighborhoods to the fore. Local regulations become far more relevant to the day-to-day life of a person attempting to cultivate their own food than most issues normally discussed on CNN. The growth of urban farming has already resulted in large-scale legal pushes like the California Cottage Food Act, which will allow people to legally sell certain homemade goods like jams and breads. Other neighborhood issues such as the raising of chickens, beekeeping for the production of honey, or the chlorination of water are already in the sights of urban farmers and environmentalists alike.
A Revolution of Health and Nutrition. Increased awareness about the negative health effects of food from the industrial food chain is itself a big reason why urban farmers grow their own food. When you feed your produce to your family, you’re less likely to douse it in poisons. Local food has more freshness, flavor, and nutrient retention because it goes through less transportation and processing. As the urban farming movement grows, it will mean more accessibility to nutritious local food and more time spent doing the healthy physical work of gardening. This could result in less obesity, less chronic disease, and decreased healthcare spending.
A Flowering of Community Interaction. Urban farming is a lifestyle inherently centered on community. Growing food is, after all, a cooperative effort. In my own community, I see that the knowledge of how and what to grow is exchanged, seeds are swapped, labor is shared, and the harvest is traded. As urban farming grows, a stronger interdependence within communities is likely to result as local food systems bring more community interaction into people’s daily lives. The most important movement of our time. Although there are many other notable initiatives today, the influence of urban farming is uniquely widespread because more people live in cities than rural areas and food is a central necessity that affects everything at once. The seeds of change are already being planted in homes like mine across the world. For these seeds to grow and blossom, we need to demand more local food so that the market for urban-grown produce expands. We also need to put pressure on our legal system to allow easier local trade and more local food production. Imagine if we grew food instead of grass. Every community is a local food economy waiting to come to life. The answer to environmental destruction, the health crisis, and the recession economy is right outside your door. I’ll meet you at the garden fence.
“Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.” – Rumi
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they simply throw out the box and revolutionize the way we think about ourselves and our planet. In 2011, a brilliant comment from an elementary school student hit home just as facilitators were gathering opinions and impressions about education. Commenting on what she thought about education and how it could be modified to teach children better, 11 year-old Julia Williams from a Grade 6 class said: “I don’t like school because they take everything I’m good at and tell me I can’t do it anymore. I just want to once be able to do the things I’m good at like drawing and writing stories. I want to do it all day because I can think better than when I do stuff like math. Shouldn’t I be able to really like or even love what I do when I come here. They should help kids do what they know how to do best and I think the rest…I mean all the other subjects will just work out, and if they don’t, well…then they’re just not that important.”
Deprogramming and Deschooling Children
For future generations to learn what society has become, why we have the problems we do in the world, and why adults never progress beyond many of their mistakes, it will be necessary to move out of the current educational paradigm and into a new one. This will involve a systematic deprogramming and deschooling of all children in developed nations. In a sense children are psychologically conditioned to fail and lose hope. Fear of failure breeds inaction and hopelessness. It’s a vicious cycle. When children lack hope, they will fear failure. When they fear failure, they will never act. They then take this formula with them and apply it in all instances of their lives. The result is that they never develop a positive mindset to hope for the best and that determines their reality. Only the strongest children who are empowered by their parents can break free from this slave mindset so prevalent in educational institutions. Deschooling takes children out of schools, but, unlike a lot of home-school approaches, it doesn’t import the classroom into the home. It does away altogether with educational clutter such as curricula and grades. Deschoolers maintain that a child’s learning should be curiosity-driven rather than dictated by teachers and textbooks, and that forcing kids to adhere to curricula quashes their natural
inclination to explore and ask questions. Deschooled children can organize their knowledge in free and better ways. They never need to feel they are through learning, or past the point that they can begin something new. Each thing they discover can be useful eventually. If we help provide them with ever-changing opportunities to see, hear, smell, taste, feel, move and discuss, what they know will exceed in breadth and depth what any school’s curriculum would have covered. It won’t be the same set of materials–it will be clearer and larger but different. It is the deschooled generation who will have the least chances of illiteracy in the future. They will have expanded minds, embracing concepts that are impossible for limited minds to comprehend. They are our future leaders and visionaries who will pave the path for a new species of humans and a home which we will call the new earth. And it’s coming soon. __________________________ Marco Torres is a research specialist, writer and consumer advocate for healthy lifestyles. He holds degrees in Public Health and Environmental Science and is a professional speaker on topics such as disease prevention, environmental toxins and health policy.
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The Lost Notion of Normalcy Here are some simple truths that need to be reasserted when we abolish the quack science industry of psychiatry: Normalcy is not achieved through medication. Normalcy is not the absence of a range of emotion. Life necessarily involves emotions, experiences and behaviors which, from time to time, step outside the bounds of the mundane. This does not mean people have a “mental disorder.” It only means they are not biological robots.
Nutrition, Not Medication, is the Answer
Nutritional deficiencies, by the way, are the root cause of nearly all “mental illness.” Blood sugar imbalances cause brain malfunctions because the brain runs on blood sugar as its primary energy source. Deficiencies in zinc, selenium, chromium, magnesium and other elements cause blood sugar imbalances that result in seemingly “wild” emotions or behaviors. Nearly everyone who has been diagnosed with a mental disorder in our modern world is actually suffering from nothing more than nutritional imbalances. Too much processed,
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er sentence is brought down by our fifty eight sworn Citizen Jurors. That’s because, resting on the Natural Law, understanding that truth and justice lies innately within each of us, it is the civic duty of every man and women to decide the punishment of the guilty, as well as enforce it. In the matter of the Canadian Genocide, of those who murdered generations of children in the name of their Christian religion, our Prosecutor’s Office is seeking long prison terms for church and government officers, the seizure of their assets and the legal disestablishment of their institutions, all in reparation for crimes against humanity. But it is up to each of you to enforce this sentence. That is the tall and exciting order of the ju-
Continued from page 11 “undercover” investigation that did not actually reveal all that much, other than the fact that thermography is a viable and preferable alternative to mammograms for many women. But because the procedure is not officially approved by the Canadian version of “Obamacare,” CBC News saw an opportunity to grovel at the feet of their medical overlords by “exposing” the procedure publicly. Repeatedly insinuating that women are simply unable to make informed decisions for themselves without the government telling them what is safe and what works, the CBC News report suggests that thermography is some kind of deceptive marketing scam that tricks women into avoiding having their breasts crushed inside a mammogram machine and blasted with cancercausing, ionizing radiation.
CBC News Report Filled with Complete Lies About Thermography Such claims are utterly insane and false, of course, as there have literally been hundreds of published studies conducted on thermography over the years showing that it is a highly effective way to detect breast cancer early without the need for radiation. Dr. Christiane Northrup, M.D., a board-certified ob/gyn and bestselling author, wrote a detailed piece for the Huffing-
poisonous junk food and not enough healthy superfood and nutrition. At times, they also have metals poisoning from taking too many vaccines (aluminum and mercury) or eating too much toxic food (mercury in fish, cadmium, arsenic, etc.) Vitamin D deficiency is ridiculously widespread, especially across the UK and Canada where sunlight is more difficult to achieve on a steady basis. But the reason nutrition is never highlighted as the solution to mental disorders and illness is because the pharmaceutical industry only makes money selling chemical “treatments” for conditions that are given complicated, technical-sounding names to make them seem more real. If food and nutritional supplements can keep your brain healthy -- and believe me, they can! -- then who needs high-priced pharmaceuticals? Who needs high-priced psychiatrists? Who needs drug reps? Pill-pushing doctors? And Obamacare’s mandatory health insurance money confiscation programs? Nobody needs them! This is the simple, self-evident truth of the matter: Our society would be much happier, healthier and more productive tomorrow if the entire pharmaceutical industry and psychiatry industry simply vanished overnight. With the DSM-5, modern-day psychiatry has made a mockery of itself. What was once viewed as maybe having some basis in science is now widely seen as hilarious quackery. Psychiatry itself now appears to be completely insane. And that might be the first accurate diagnosis to come out of the entire group. dicial and moral revolution represented in our Court. The People are the Law. We can level all the rough places and create a place of equality and justice for this generation, and all of our descendents - but only by stepping out of the status quo and re-establishing a tradition that was our ancestor’s sole bulwark against tyranny. In the words of one such ancestor, “For what you call the Law is but a club of the rich over the lowest of men, sanctifying the conquest of the earth by a few and making their theft the way of things. But over and above these pitiful statutes of yours that enclose the common land and reduce us to poverty to make you fat stands the Law of Creation, which renders judgement on rich and poor alike, making them one. For freedom is the man who will thus turn the world upside down, therefore no wonder he has enemies”- Gerrard Winstanley, The True Levelers’ Standard, Surrey, England, 1649 ton Post back in 2010 that explains the science behind thermography, and why it works better than mammograms at safely detecting breast cancer. But CBC News ignored all this, and blatantly lied to its viewers and readers about thermography, effectively tainting the validity of the procedure in the minds of potentially millions of people. And as a result, the tens of thousands of Canadian women who currently rely on thermography as a safe alternative to mammograms suddenly no longer have access to the procedure, thanks to the blatant pandering of CBC News to the multi-billion dollar cancer industry.
Government, Please Save Us! What is perhaps most sickening about the CBC News report; however, is the fact that it screams of a mindset that believes the government knows all, and is some kind of societal babysitter that people can use to tattle on those who do not agree with them, and who actually think for themselves. Like good little sheep, the CBC News reporters that conducted the piece, and apparently a sizable chunk of the station’s viewership, have been brainwashed into the idea that, if the government does not officially approve of a treatment, then it must be a fraud. Such thinking is dangerous and, as illustrated by the actions of CBC News, leads to the elimination of other people’s health freedom.
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