The New Agora June 2017

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Six Bodily Tissues That Can Be

Through Nutrition

By Sayer Ji


T MAY COME as a surprise to some, especially those with conventional medical training, but the default state of the body is one of ceaseless regeneration. Without the flame-like process of continual cell turnover within the body – life and death ceaselessly intertwined – the miracle of the human body would not exist. In times of illness, however, regenerative processes are overcome by degenerative ones. This is where medicine may perform its most noble feat, nudging the body back into balance with foods, herbs, nutrients, healing energies, i.e. healing intention. Today, however, drugbased medicine invariably uses chemicals that have not one iota of regenerative potential; to the contrary, they almost always interfere with bodily self-renewal in order to suppress the symptoms against which they are applied. Despite the outright heretical nature of things which stimulate healing and regeneration vis-à-vis the conventional medical system which frowns upon, or is incredulous towards, spontaneous remission in favor of symptom suppression and disease management, over the course of the past few years of trolling MEDLINE we have collected a series of remarkable studies on the topic... Nerve Regeneration – There are actually a broad range of natural compounds with proven nerve-regenerative effects. A 2010 study published in the journal Rejuvenation Research, for instance, found a combination of blueberry, green tea and carnosine have neuritogenic (i.e. promoting neuronal regeneration) and stem-cell regenerative effects in an animal model of neurodegenerative disease. [1] Other researched neuritogenic substances include: 1. Curcumin 2. Lion’s Mane Mushroom

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3. Apigenin (compound in vegetables like celery) 4. Blueberry 5. Ginseng 6. Huperzine 7. Natto 8. Red Sage 9. Resveratrol 10. Royal Jelly 11. Theanine 12. Ashwaganda 13. Coffee (trigonelline) There is another class of nerve-healing substances, known as remyelinating compounds, which stimulate the repair of the protective sheath around the axon of the neurons known as myelin, and which is often damaged in neurological injury and/ or dysfunction, especially autoimmune and vaccine-induced demyelination disorders. It should also be noted that even music and falling in love have been studied for possibly stimulating neurogenesis, regeneration and/or repair of neurons, indicating that regenerative medicine does not necessary require the ingestion of anything; rather, a wide range of therapeutic actions may be employed to improve health and well-being, as well. (View the firsthand biomedical citations on these neuritogenic substance visit the Neuritogenic Research page on the topic: www. pharmacologicalaction/ neuritogenic.) Liver Regeneration – Glycyrrhizin, a compound found within licorice, and which we recently featured as a powerful anti-SARS virus agent, has also been found to stimulate the regeneration of liver mass and function in the animal model of hepatectomy. Other liver regenerative substances include: 1.Carvacrol (a volatile compound in oregano) 2.Curcumin 3.Korean Ginseng

Please see REGENERATED, page 15

“The fact is, we are living through a test already.” — The New York Times

By Kathleen Stilwell


HE NEW YORK TIMES recently printed a cheerleading article in obvious support of spraying the atmosphere (and thus, the population) with tons of particulates. The article’s headline, “Is It O.K. to Tinker With the Environment to Fight Climate Change?” should have been: “It is O.K. to Tinker with the Very AIR We All Breathe to Fight a Crisis Created by Dishonest ‘Scientific’ Data”. Apparently Harvard scientists David Keith and Frank Keutsch are moving ahead with plans for atmospheric geoengineering experiments, according to Harvard Scientists Moving Ahead on Plans for Atmospheric Geoengineering Experiments, published in MIT Technology Review. (Shocking, isn’t it. That was rhetorical.) Keith has long been an outspoken proponent of “atmospheric geoengineering” or “solar geoengineering.” Of course, if he used the term “chemtrails,” he would be labeled a conspiracy theorist in the pejorative, but he’s an official scientist at Harvard, so he uses terminology that makes wide scale spraying of chemicals in the atmosphere via jets sound like something positive for the environment we should all get behind. When Keith says atmospheric geoengineering, he is referring to spraying the air with liquid sulfur, sulfur dioxide, ice crystals and calcium carbonate — limestone — alumina, diamond dust, etc. Keith’s plans for the planet, via NYT:

Media Normalization of

Geoengineering 1) For the past few years, the Harvard professor David Keith has been sketching this vision: Ten Gulfstream jets, outfitted with special engines that allow them to fly safely around the stratosphere at an altitude of 70,000 feet, take off from a runway near the Equator. Their cargo includes thousands of pounds of a chemical compound — liquid sulfur, let’s suppose — that can be sprayed as a gas from the aircraft. It is not a one-time event; the flights take place throughout the year, dispersing a load that amounts to 25,000 tons. If things go right, the gas converts to an

aerosol of particles that remain aloft and scatter sunlight for two years. The payoff? A slowing of the earth’s warming — for as long as the Gulfstream flights continue. Key phrase “if things go right”… Continuing: 2) Sometime next year, Harvard professors David Keith and Frank Keutsch hope to launch a high-altitude balloon, tethered to a gondola equipped with propellers and sensors, from a site in Tucson, Arizona. After initial engineering tests, the “StratoCruiser” would spray a fine mist of materials such as sulfur dioxide, alumina, or calcium

carbonate into the stratosphere. The sensors would then measure the reflectivity of the particles, the degree to which they disperse or coalesce, and the way they interact with other compounds in the atmosphere. How unfortunate for Tucson… And oh, just by the way, it takes reading most of this 3,000+ words of proglobal geoengineering anthropomorphic climate change propaganda to get to the buried line, “But Keith is not trained as an atmospheric scientist.” Oh good. That’s a lot like finding out on your kid’s first day of school that he’s riding home on a bus driven by a bus driver without a license who was never trained on how to drive school buses before he was put in charge of chauffeuring small children around in a 25,000 lb. vehicle. Will it be much of a surprise then if that bus crashes or goes off a cliff? (Of course, in this instance, the bus is the entire planet…) In Chemtrails: The Consequences of Toxic Metals and Chemical Aerosols on Human Health, (an article by the late Dr. Ilya Perlingueri, first published by Global Research in May 2010), the poisons of chemtrails and their toxicity are frankly

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Canadians Call to Reject GMO’s The History of Cannabis Exploring Cannabis Topicals Main Street Honey Shoppe Interview Flower Elixirs

OBSERVATIONS AND OPINIONS When Government Evil Triumphs Freedom Falls Why Taxation is Slavery Fukushima’s Quiet Genocide

CONSCIOUSNESS Ten Ways to Raise Your Consciousness Your Liver-Ancient Wisdom for Peaceful Living Trailblazer by Zy Marquiez

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COVER AND LAYOUT Cover-‘’David & Goliath’’- by Mear One- Page layout by Mike de Give

Call For Canadian Grocery Stores To Reject GM Foods

Parliament Shot Down Labeling Vote


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UBLIC INTEREST GROUPS the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network and Vigilance OGM, are expressing profound disappointment that Members of Parliament voted down Private Member’s Bill C-291 for mandatory labeling of genetically modified (GM, also called genetically engineered) foods. Polls over twenty years consistently show that over 75 percent of Canadians want GM foods labelled. Health Canada’s 2016 survey put this number at 78 percent. (1) “Transparency and traceability are missing in Canada when it comes to GM foods,” said Lucy Sharratt of the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network. “The continued lack of mandatory labeling is an untenable situation for consumers.” The federal government does not track what GM foods are on the market. In the absence of mandatory labeling, the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network and Vigilance OGM are providing information to the public about which GM foods are in Canadian grocery stores. “Canadians want to know where GM foods are in their grocery stores but without mandatory labeling, consumers are left to fend for themselves,” said Thibault Rehn of the Quebec network Vigilance OGM. “We’re stepping up to provide information where the government and industry fails.” In the absence of labeling, the groups are calling on major retailers to pledge not to sell the newly approved GM salmon, GM apple and GM potato. “At this point, retailers should make it easy and clear for their customers by keeping GM fish, and GM fruits and vegetables out of stores,” said Sharratt. The world’s first GM food animal – a GM Atlantic salmon – could be sold in Canada as early as 2018. A GM apple and GM potato have also recently been approved in Canada, but are not yet on the food market in Canada. “Canada is lagging behind the rest of the world,“ said Rehn. “We now call on the Quebec government to step in and establish mandatory labeling.” 64 countries around the world have mandatory labeling of GM foods. For more information: Lucy Sharratt, Canadian Biotechnology Action Network, 613 809 1103; Thibault Rehn, Vigilance OGM, 514 582 1674. NOTES: (1) A summary of relevant poll results over twenty years in Canada is posted at Please find attached, background information on labelling. The Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN) brings together 16 organizations to research, monitor and raise awareness about issues relating to genetic engineering in food and farming. CBAN members include farmer associations, environmental and social justice organizations, and regional coalitions of grassroots groups. CBAN is a project on Tides Canada’s shared platform. By

Have No Fear — Freedom is Near By Fredalupe! ELL, HOPEFULLY we haven’t scared too many people away with MearOne’s fabulous painting titled David and Goliath. Here it is in its glory outside the frame of our cover, dystopic scene intact, with chemtrails and finger-flipping, and a much clearer view of Davids’ slingshot finding its impossible mark high in Goliath’s geoengineered skies. MearOne knows of what he paints, coming out of California to share his beautiful and poignant work with us all. Heck, anyone with their heads out of their backsides is only too familiar with those trails polluting the blue of heaven and scumming over the Sun’s light. As I’ve experienced it the entire West-Coast of Turtle Island (America) has been bombarded almost nonstop for as long as I can remember; the rest of the world I’ve visited as well, but we’ve had it bad here for a while. I can happily and personally report great strides in countering and dissolving the evil machinations of those who’ve alienated themselves from Natural Intelligence and the Consciousness of Love. I know it occasionally looks like the buggers are ‘winning’ but don’t believe the hype: it’s theirs after all. I joyfully refer you all back to Sharon Daphna ‘s excellent article and adventures with orgonite Ending the Engineered California Drought featured in last month’s New Agora issue. Great heroic stuff. Practical too. With her instruction a team of us have been hard at work doing what we can here in Canada, literally ‘making’ the sky blue and sending them stink clouds of filth right outa’ here. Yahoo! Most fun I’ve had in a while. Makes taking a walk out in the World an amazing and magical experience. But it’s to the rest of the lost and occluded ones that I refer whereas being afraid of some of the images, and the truths they illustrate, truths that we so happily showcase here on our covers. Cognitive Dissonance ain’t much fun for anyone. Lobotomizing one’s consciousness in the hopes that the old saying ‘ignorance is bliss’ works


out for them while Roma burns…well, heavens…just keep fiddling folks maybe you’ll get there. The reason I mention it now is because each time we’ve brought out a cover image someone’s lost their minds to preprogrammed ‘offence’, or been somehow touched and tickled on their cognitive dissonant wound. Of course at times it’s our articles that do the job, Anarchy vs. Minarchy sent one of our former agoran associates scurrying back to the darkness of their comfort zone, as did May’s image of Mother and Child holding up their fists in solidarity with humanity’s r’evolutionary spirit. For shame, I say! How comical too. Had I not seen the same thing happen when we dared show a nipple…well, you get the picture. A nipple! How shameful! How hilarious! Lost in endless folly indeed. It’s on par with being asked if chemtrails are real. And the same folks have, I might add, to which I must answer: my dear sirs and or madam or whatever in-between: they are more real than you, obviously. Perhaps try participating with Consciousness? Awareness is a beautiful experience, kinda hard to get by without it, shocking when people think they can, dangerous

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too. Still, makes for a good story. I’m easily reminded of the dogged and drooling insistence of my own family’s blindness and their downright hostility to myself and this same subject matter (among many others). My attempts to clarify this amazingly obvious and daily event, as big as the sky one might say, met with the astounding stubbornness of the criminally insane. The willfully ignorant stand as testament to the power of sheer human stupidity and fearful, selfish living, but I doubt they will be able to do so for much longer, that’s government approved quicksand they’re burying their heads in after all. Ay, caramba! What a spectacle! It’s one thing to believe in Darwin’s callous theory, quite another to make it true by sacrificing one’s life like a Lemming. Guess what folks? They lied to us all. We are actually Luminous Beings powered by limitless imagination connected directly to the Source of Creation here to experience the endless beauty and mystery of Existence. Or we’re meat machines here to consume everything and to reproduce the sickness of an alien dream bent on the total destruction of Life everywhere. Hmmm, tough choice there. I’ll leave

you to it shall I? Certainly there are degrees or shades if you prefer, to waking up, to consciousness itself: ya gotta have somewhere to go, no? I hear there’s ever more and further to experience whereas growth is concerned. Lucky us! And even with the cognitively challenged there’s always a chance for change as well. My beautiful mother proved this to me on many an occasion when she tossed out what she previously held as being so for what was in actuality true. Thanks Mum! That’s the great part about what the Overshmoes (powers-that-be, etc..) are doing: First off, evil is self defeating by its very nature, all it does is fight against itself. Selfishness really is the root of evil, as much as separating oneself from the All of Everything is pure madness; Secondly, by so thoroughly demonstrating their desperation to keep us all down and ‘on the farm’ all they’ve managed to do is shine the high powered spotlight of Truth on themselves and their nefarious activities. Thanks guys! We couldn’t be free without your help. They gotta hate that. Ha! Sure there’s a lot of good work (Play really) to get to for us all, lots to heal, rebalance, fix, etc…so much really it boggles one’s mind. But just give yourself a minute to notice how far we’ve come! And don’t stop there my friends: give yourself an even longer moment and imagine what this World will become free from the shackles that have bound us for so long; a World (Worlds really) now free to accept our loving touch to create Ourselves anew, to open wide the doors of possibility and splendor, guided in part by the lessons of the past in what not to do, what not to be, yet wise and grateful for having had their experience, cuz nothing teaches better than experience in the school of Life. But I’ll tell you a secret: it’s only a school if you need it to be; for me it’s endless play. So be of good cheer, Freedom is near, blue skies and fluffy clouds too. Love, Fredalupe!

Top 10 Ways to RaiseYour Consciousness by Ronya Banks

about. It’s a wonderfully reciprocal consciousness raising process.


IFE CAN BE a GIFT or a NIGHTMARE, depending on where you choose to operate from consciously. Practiced regularly, the following 10 tips will assist you in shining your beautiful unique light so brightly that your resulting raised consciousness will be a GIFT to yourself, humanity and the Cosmos.

1. Forgive yourself and others Life is too short to hold on to regrets, grudges, miscommunications or disappointments. Free yourself by forgiving and letting go of any negative energy you’re holding on to about yourself and/or others. There are many ways to do this. One way is to write down anything you’re ready to let go of and ceremonially tear it into small pieces and throw it away as you forgive. You may even choose to verbally forgive anyone you’ve been resenting. Either way, the process of forgiving yourself and others will result in your feeling light and free, and consequently raise your vibration.

2. Practice gratitude and appreciation

Whatever you focus on grows. So, when you focus on every thing in your life you have to feel grateful for and all the wonderful people you appreciate, the universe hands you more to feel grateful

3. Live each day as though it were your last

If today was your last known day in this lifetime, with what type of people would you surround yourself? What would you say to the people you care about? What personal gifts would you make sure you imparted to humanity and the earth? Live each day as if it was your last, and you will be living in a state of light, love and unconditional contribution.

4. Meditate/Pray

You open up a direct link between yourself and the spiritual realm when you meditate and/or pray. Meditation and prayer can be used to bring you closer to your creator energy, raise your vibration, bring you peace, clarity, joy, and connection, as well assist you in experiencing a perfectly balanced state between your mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies.

5. Suspend judgment

This world is laden with judgment, irresponsibility, and finger pointing. One judges another to feel less guilty about one’s own misgivings. Judgment energy is dense, dark, and heavy. On the other hand, unconditional acceptance is light, free, and accepting. Let go of judging and criticizing yourself and others. Everyone is on a different path, and some appear to be further ahead on their path than others.

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Neither path is better nor worse than another. Raise your consciousness to one of acceptance.

6. View every experience as a GIFT

If you look back at occurrences in your life, you can easily see how even the worst situations you experienced in your life ended up teaching you invaluable lessons and therefore ended up putting you in the perfect place for your continuing development. When you view every experience, the good, the bad, and the ugly as a GIFT, life flows more like a gentle, inspiring breeze.

7. Stay consciously aware of all of your thoughts and feelings

Until you raise the consciousness of the entire human race, it is extremely easy to fall back in to all pervasive negative patterns of complaining and feeling like a victim of society and a victim of your life. To stay out of these patterns, check in with yourself and your present thoughts and feelings several times a day. When you catch yourself in the Negative zone, don’t feel badly about it and beat yourself up. Simply choose to switch your consciousness to one of gratitude and positive thinking. Remain conscious.

8. Treat your physical body as your temple Your body is the only vehicle you’ve been given for this ride called “LIFE.”

The better you care for your body by eating a healthy, balanced diet, and by implementing a regular exercise routine, and by giving your body the rest it requires, the more you will experience increased energy, vitality, joy, and freedom. Honor, love, appreciate and take extra good care of your body, and you will be raising your energy and your consciousness.

9. View the world through the eyes of a child

Observe a baby or a young child. It won’t take you long to notice that young children are constantly totally enthralled by the process of observing and experiencing the wonder and beauty in every single thing, color, texture, and person they meet. They can’t get enough! Look at every tree, sunset, cloud, and human being as a child would and you’ll be in a constant state of wonder, joy, surprise, acceptance, and enlightenment.

10. Give LOVE, LOVE, LOVE from your heart

It’s all about love. Do you remember the feeling of being in love for the first time? Why was it so wonderful? That’s because love is the highest vibration. Allow yourself to receive love unconditionally from others. Give love from your heart unconditionally to yourself and others, and you will experience the highest state of consciousness possible.

By Mike Adams


HE “WAR ON CARBON” is rooted in the most outrageously dangerous, dishonest and degenerate anti-science bunk that’s ever been shoveled into the minds of the masses. Far from being a “pollutant,” carbon dioxide is the “Miracle Molecule of Life” for re-greening the planet through reforestation. This essential molecule supports the entire web of life on our planet, and without it, all plants, animals and humans would die. Yet, despite this undeniable scientific fact, nearly all climate change activists and “environmentalists” have been brainwashed into believing that carbon dioxide is an evil gas that will destroy the planet. They have been brainwashed into believing exactly the opposite of what is true. That’s the power of the dishonest media, corrupted science and governmentrun science myths and depopulation narratives that function as not just a war on facts, but even a war on logic and reason. Quite literally, environmentalists across the world now think the very molecule that all plant life depends on is evil and destructive. They want to eliminate it from the planet. Yet if they succeed, they will murder us all, and there won’t be a single human left alive on the entire planet. Is that what they want? Climate change cultists are working to destroy all plant, animal and human life on the entire planet If the CO2 slanderers get their way, they will drive CO2 toward zero and end up killing all plant life and human

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life on the planet, which seems to be part of the actual hidden goal of the globalists who openly talk about depopulation of the planet. (Yes, they hate humanity that much.) These dangerous climate change cultists threaten all life on the planet, yet they ridiculously claim to be protecting life while complaining that there are “billions too many” humans living today. Scientifically stated, climate change alarmists are “photosynthesis deniers” who deny the role of CO2 in supporting virtually all known plant life on the planet. Without CO2, nearly all plants die in less than 24 hours. All forests would be dead. All food crops dead. All wetlands dead. A “mass extinction event,” courtesy of the idiotic mind of Al Gore. Sadly, these people are scientifically illiterate on the subject of CO2, and this includes Bill Nye, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Barack Obama, Al Gore and all the rest of the climate change alarmists who have

no scientific background whatsoever in climatology or atmospheric chemistry. Far from being science proponents, they are actually science clowns whose alarmist predictions of apocalypse and mass death actually describe what would happen if they eliminate CO2 from the atmosphere. If anything, our planet needs more carbon dioxide, not less, to support rainforests, food products and the re-greening of deserts and semi-arid regions. (See the full video below for details.) For my own credentials as a scientist, I’m known as the Health Ranger, author of the #1 bestselling science book Food Forensics, as well as the founder and lab science director of CWC Labs, an internationally accredited (ISO17025) analytical science lab that’s steeped in both organic and inorganic chemistry. I’m the founder of the Natural Science Journal which has

published scientific results for hundreds of water samples collected from across the USA, identifying heavy metals pollution (lead, copper, etc.), and I’m the recipient of two U.S. patents on science innovations, including this invention of “Cesium Eliminator” which removes radionuclides from the body following a nuclear accident. More importantly, unlike Bill Nye and Neil DeGrasse Tyson, I’m not a sellout prostitute to the twisted science narratives of the delusional status quo. As an independent thinker, I’m a real scientist, unlike the climate change cultists who are little more than obedient conformists (which, by definition, is anti-science behavior). Watch this new video on carbon dioxide to educate yourself about the reality of why CO2 is the “green” molecule for our planet. See more videos and podcasts on REAL science at Health Ranger Science. watch?v=k6-Sk0FEGGQ For all the linked supporting information and articles: About the author: Mike Adams (aka the “Health Ranger“) is a best selling author (#1 best selling science book on called “Food Forensics“), an environmental scientist, a patent holder for a cesium radioactive isotope elimination invention, a multiple award winner for outstanding journalism, a science news publisher and influential commentator on topics ranging from science and medicine to culture and politics. Follow his videos, podcasts, websites and science projects at the links below.

Finance n The “Secret” TISA, TTIP and TTP = Corporate Hegemony and Economic Warfare


ISA, TTIP and TPP continue to be negotiated in secret, as WikiLeaks recently released a new leak from the updated TISA (Trade in Services Agreement) core text and annexes. If you want to know what TISA means in 7 words, it’s this: total privatization and commodification of public services. Unfortunately, once something is privatized, it becomes very difficult to ever get it back into the public hands. Of the 3 T-Treaties, TISA is the largest, encompassing 24 countries (including blocs such as the EU) which produce over 2/3 of global GDP, yet has received the least attention.

n Free Speech in Canada Suppressed and Negated


n October, 2011, Canadian peace and human rights activist Ken Stone attended a conference in Iran dealing with Apartheid, Israel’s illegal oppression of Palestinians.In January, 2012, Stone wrote an op-ed for the Hamilton Spectator, in which he criticized the Canadian government for demonizing Iran, which the Canadian government continues to falsely describe as a state sponsor of terrorism. Subsequently, in January 2013, two Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) officers made an unannounced visit to Stone’s home, questioning him about his trip to Iran.

n Details emerge about former Merck president’s involvement in human biowarfare programs


erck may as well be a household name; the corporation is one of the world’s largest pharma companies and is known for manufacturing a variety of vaccines. Some of their products have garnered a lot of bad press lately, due to the damage they’ve done to people across the world. Their HPV vaccine has been particularly problematic, and has even caused some young women to become paralyzed. The company is also known for producing the MMR vaccine, which we all know has been the subject of many controversies. To put it simply, Merck is a major pharmaceutical company that has produced products which have had a negative effect on many people’s lives. But is there an even darker secret that Merck is hiding?

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trum Superiority”, The Deep State and Global Financial Control


arious sources have accused the U.S. of trying to enforce the model of a unitary world where it alone dictates to all other nations. The following essay develops the idea that seeing the world as multipolar instead is much more in consonance with reality. Ability to tolerate the diversity implied by a multipolar world should be seen as a sign not of weakness but of maturity. Such maturity is urgently needed today, when humanity is sliding down a slippery slope to oblivion. This maturity can only be found if we stay rooted in our spiritual center.


n Fake news fightback: Google’s search engine revamp to combat offensive search result


he Revolution for Truth rally and protest was held to call attention to the “withholding of truth by corporate, mainstream media” as well its abject failure in having become “nothing more than an instrument of government directed propaganda” according to the website. The rally and protest received only sparse coverage by mainstream US media outlets who ran mostly hit pieces – except for NewsWeek's somewhat balanced piece – in order to omit and obfuscate some hard truths which corporate journalist would rather not discuss. It is telling that although the BBC, STAT news, and other corporate media outlets were present in D.C. for the event, it was only Spanish Hispan TV who ran a full report complete with video coverage.

n Meet The Right-Wing Think Tank Driving Canadian Policy Toward War


registered “charity” with buckets of donations from arms manufacturers and other corporate sources is aggressively trying to push Canadian foreign policy further towards militarism and the use of violence. And the right-wing Canadian Global Affairs Institute seems to be growing in influence, or at least media prominence. Since last month’s federal budget, senior CGAI analyst David Perry has been quoted throughout the media arguing for increased military spending. “I’m stunned this budget is actually taking money away from the military and pretending to give it back several decades in the future,” Perry told CBC.


n Cell phones definitely cause brain tumors, Italian court rules


he link between brain tumors and cellphones is now more real than ever. As reported in, an Italian court recently ruled in favor of a telecom company employee after it concluded that his brain tumor was caused by excessive use of the company cellphone.

n The Real Reason

Wheat is Toxic (it’s not the gluten)


he stories became far too frequent to ignore. Emails from folks with allergic or digestive issues to wheat in the United States experienced no symptoms whatsoever when they tried eating pasta on vacation in Italy. Confused parents wondering why wheat consumption sometimes triggered autoimmune reactions in their children but not at other times. In my own home, I’ve long pondered why my husband can eat the wheat I prepare at home, but he experiences negative digestive effects eating even a single roll in a restaurant. There is clearly something going on with wheat that is not well known by the general public.

According to the report, Telecom Italia employee Roberto Romeo was obliged to use the company cellphone for three hours a day for 15 years for work-related matters. As Romeo pointed out in the report, cellphone use of just one hour a day is already considered “intense use”. The court ruled that his excessive use has resulted in a brain tumor which, while benign, has caused hearing loss in his right ear.

Science, Tech & Beyond

n Teenager Develops Economical

Purifier Using Organic Waste To Make Clean Water

Y n Sweating Is Good For Us? You’ll

Be Surprised How Much It Is!


weating is a vital function of our bodies that regulates core body temperature – overheating can be fatal. When the temperature rises over 37 degrees Celsius or 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, sweating appears as a cooling-down process that keeps us alive. Here are 5 reasons to regularly work up a sweat:

oung talent such as Lalita Prasida Sripada Srisai, a 13-yearold from Odisha, India, who designed a water purifier that functions on waste corn cobs, is the type of inspiration needed in a world where most people are focused on consuming versus solving problems such as water contamination. Industry, deforestation, fossil fuel excavation, and over-consumption have turned many natural waterways into hazardous waste. Considering that water is vital to human health and survival, one might deem water purification to be one of the most important challenges facing society.

n Zurich Insurance employs robots to settle personal injury claims

n 7 Ways To Drain BPA From The Body


hy should someone care about endocrine-disruptors? The effort to walk away from damaging chemicals becomes easier when one sees what happens when disrupted hormones lead to major life-altering consequences. The endocrine system is a huge deal – when in balance, everything is wonderful. When slightly out of whack, life is Hades. We didn’t need a thousand individual studies to list off all the symptoms Bisphenol-A can cause; like ADHD-type symptoms, obesity, devastating sex/reproductive changes, brain impairment and so much more.

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witzerland’s largest insurer is starting to use machines to decide personal injury claims. A series of trials showed the processing time could be cut from an hour to just seconds. “We recently introduced artificial intelligence (AI) claims handling and saved 40,000 work hours while speeding up the claim processing time to five seconds,” said Tom de Swaan, the chairman of Zurich Insurance, as quoted by Reuters. The insurer started the program in March with robots reviewing paperwork, such as medical reports. “We absolutely plan to expand the use of this type of AI,” he said. Big insurance companies are looking to reap benefits from new technology, including AI and big data after tech-based startups, such as US insurer Lemonade, actively entered the market.

By Aura Lakshmi


ANNABIS HAS AN ancient history that stretches back many years. One of its first known uses 4was in 2727 BC when it was used by the Chinese Emperor Shen Nung. He recorded a treatise on pharmacology, and documented many medicinal properties of the drug. Known as the Father of Chinese Medicine, Shen Nung often looked for many herbal cures to treat his subjects. Often he would experiment on himself and then record the effects. At the time, cannabis was known as “ma” and was considered both feminine (yin) and masculine (yang). When the masculine and feminine are out of balance, this is thought to cause diseases or dis-ease. Therefore, Ma was used to treat absences of yin, such as: female weaknesses (menstruation), gout, rheumatism, malaria, beri-beri, constipation, and absent-mindedness. There were also early references to cannabis that came from India in the Atharva Veda from the second millennium BC, while tablets from the Royal Library of Ashurbanipal – an Assyrian King – recorded uses of the plant in 650 BC. Cannabis was also known to the ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians. While it was known as a good resource for making fibre, in his well-researched essay, ‘Examples of Ancient Greek Medical Knowledge’, Michael Lahanas states that the plant was used to treat inflammation, earache, and edema (swelling of a body part due to collection of fluids). In ancient times, it is also thought that cannabis was useful for treating corns and tumours, in both humans and animals. The psychoactive nature of the plant also did not go unnoticed and was used in healing ceremonies by the ancient Greeks.


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The History Of Cannabis

German anthropologist and writer Christian Ratsch said that the plant may have been known as ‘Scythian fire’ and used as incense in the cult of Asclepius, who was thought to be the god of healing. References to marijuana were found in De Materia Medica written by Pedanius Dioscorides, a Greek medic in the Roman army. He wrote about the medicinal uses of many plants, including cannabis. According to the text found in De Materia Medica, cannabis indica (the root) could help with reducing inflammation, dissolving oedema’s and improving the joints. However, the text also said that cannabis sativa seeds can be used as a form of birth control while the herb was reportedly good for

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earaches. In Ancient Egypt, the Ebers Papyrus mentioned cannabis in 1550 BC, and the plant was believed to be good for relieving hemorrhoid pain. It was also used widely in ancient India, and was believed to be a cure for headaches, gastrointestinal disorders, sunstroke, dysentery and pain. The psychoactive properties of the plant were known and used in shamanic ceremonies. It was also thought to make the body more alert and to stimulate the intellect. Further references to the plant can be found in the medieval Islamic world, where Arabic doctors used it to treat seizures, and made use of the anti-inflammatory, diuretic

and analgesic properties of the plant. DISCLAIMER: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This article appeared first at auracbdoil. com and at Natural Blaze with permission. http://www.naturalblaze. com/2017/05/history-of-cannabis.html


Exploring Cannabis Topicals

Traditional Alchemy Meets New Age Concepts By Cara Long


ANNABIS-INFUSED TOPICALS are an example of how new approaches of Cannabis consumption are shifting perceptions of medical marijuana use. Topicals are cannabis-infused lotions, salve, balms, and oils that are absorbed transdermally (through the skin) for localized relief of pain and inflammation. Patients who want the therapeutic benefits of marijuana without the cerebral euphoria or intoxication associated with ingesting or smoking are looking at topicals as their benefits and safety become more understood and accepted. Cannabis topicals were used throughout history to treat a variety of ailments such as pain and skin disorders. The Egyptians recognized cannabis for its antiseptic properties while European folk medicine applied Cannabis as an antiinflammatory, skin healer and antiseptic and analgetic. Ancient India embraced the aphrodisiac effects of cannabis oil. Confirming that the historical uses of cannabis were in fact effective, recent studies have shown that cannabis has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and immuneregulating properties. Unfortunately evidence and research is limited and rarely published but testimonials are gaining attention in the world of medical marijuana.

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The skin is one of our largest organs and is capable of absorbing medicine, as well as detoxifying. Wouldn’t it make sense to apply a medicine directly to the site of need? The medicine gets absorbed in the area that it’s needed; the cannabinoids in the topical bind to a network of CB1 and CB2 receptors found throughout the body in the nerve fibres, sweat glands and skin. These receptors are activated either by the body’s naturallyoccurring endocannabinoids or by cannabis compounds known as “phytocannabinoids” (e.g., THC, CBD) Studies show that THC activates pathways in the central nervous system that work to prevent pain signals from being sent to the brain. This would explain why cannabis has been shown to be effective against neuropathic pain (nerve related pain). Furthermore, the cannabinoids are known to be absorbed in a way that helps cells regenerate, allowing wounds to heal faster and easing painful chronic conditions like arthritis, eczema and psoriasis.

What Symptoms Do MarijuanaInfused Topicals Treat? Topicals are most often chosen for

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Freedom Falls When Government Evil Triumphs

By John W. Whitehead

“Government is said to be a necessary evil. The saying appears to be without merit. For can anything be at once necessary and evil? True, all governments have had a history of evil-doing, more or less. However, it does not follow from this experience that their good is indistinguishable from their evil. Governments—assuming a proper limitation of their activities—are necessary and not evil. Their evil begins when they step out of bounds.” —Economist Leonard Read


T IS OFTEN SAID that if America ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great. Unfortunately, the American government has been the opposite of good for too long now. In fact, the American government has been very, very, very bad: so bad, in fact, as to be almost indistinguishable at times from the evil it claims to be fighting, whether that evil takes the form of terrorism, torture, drug trafficking, sex trafficking, murder, violence, theft, pornography, scientific experimentations or some other diabolical means of inflicting pain, suffering and servitude on humanity. Philosopher Susan Neiman suggests that referring to something as “evil is a way of marking the fact that it shatters our trust in the world.” It’s an apt description for a government that

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keeps violating the sacred trust of its citizenry. “We the people” should have learned early on that a government that repeatedly lies, cheats, steals, spies, kills, maims, enslaves, breaks the laws, overreaches its authority, and abuses its power at almost every turn can’t be trusted. We haven’t learned. We didn’t learn this lesson under George W. Bush. We didn’t learn it under Barack Obama. Although it has become fashionable among the media elite to blame the Trump Administration for all that is wrong with the country, where Americans go wrong is in becoming so fixated on a particular politician that they fail to understand that the fault rests with the Government: the permanent, entrenched Deep State that continues to call the shots in the halls of power. Indeed, the evils perpetrated by the U.S. government have been going on for some time now. Consider just a few of the ways in which the government—in a misguided, illconceived, flawed, bureaucratic and downright Orwellian attempt to fight evil with evil— continues to inflict evil on the citizenry. Peddling child pornography to catch child porn consumers: As part of an effort to crack down on child porn consumers and traffickers, for two weeks in 2015, the FBI secretly hijacked a child porn website, improved the technical functionality of the site, and uploaded tens of thousands of images of child pornography to the site. In doing so, the government not only became the largest

distributor of child pornography, but it also became the largest exploiter of children. All told, the FBI was accused of hosting an estimated 22,000 images, videos and links of child pornography that more than 100,000 people accessed. This is what Douglas Anderson, chair of the University of North Texas’ philosophy and religion department, refers to as a cost-benefit analysis. In this instance, the government weighed the cost of inflicting damage on innocent children who were being victimized and preyed upon against the benefits of catching people who download child porn. “It’s a moral conundrum for anyone who takes the view that we are committed to protecting them in all ways,” Anderson said in an interview with the Dallas Morning News. “They’re weighing it against these kids’ lives. World opinion says we have a basic duty to protect children. You’d have to have something pretty overwhelming to offset damaging more people. It would have to be awfully extreme to allow even one child to be harmed.” Incredibly, after going to such morally questionable depths to catch child porn consumers, the government chose to drop its case rather than be forced to reveal the surveillance and hacking tools it used to set its trap. Trafficking weapons to catch drug traffickers. They referred to it as Operation Fast and Furious: a 15-month sting operation carried out by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives aimed at dismantling Mexican drug cartels and disrupting drug trafficking routes within the United States. Only it didn’t quite work out that way. As the National Review reports, “Under ‘Operation Fast & Furious,’ the U.S. government became a de facto arms dealer to Mexican drug cartels and Islamist criminals.” The concept was straightforward enough: the U.S. government allowed gun sellers and informants to sell approximately 2,000 weapons to gun traffickers in the hopes that the weapons would be tracked to the drug cartels, which would then be targeted and disrupted. Although it appears that the weapons did make it into the hands of the drug cartels, government agents lost track of an estimated 1,400 weapons, many of which were linked to crimes, including the fatal shooting of a Border Patrol agent in 2010. Dealing drugs to catch drug dealers. Taking advantage of federal and state asset forfeiture laws that allow police to seize and keep money if they suspect it may be related to criminal activities, law enforcement agencies have been raking in millions of dollars in entrapment schemes in which they sell cocaine to drug users and then bust them for buying it, or lure big-city drug dealers to suburban towns with promises of big sales and then bust them in the act. As the Sun Sentinel reports: Police in this suburban town best known for its sprawling outlet mall have hit upon a surefire way to make millions. They sell cocaine. Undercover detectives and their army of informants lure big-money drug buyers into the city from across the United States, and from as far north as Canada and as far south as Peru. They negotiate the sale of kilos of cocaine in popular family restaurants, then bust the buyers and seize their cash and cars. Police confiscate millions from these deals, money that fuels huge overtime payments for the undercover officers who conduct the drug stings and cash rewards for the confidential informants who help detectives entice faraway buyers… Undercover officers tempt these distant

buyers with special discounts, even offering cocaine on consignment and the keys to cars with hidden compartments for easy transport. In some deals, they’ve provided rides and directions to these strangers... Many of the drug negotiations and busts have taken place at restaurants around the city’s main attraction, Sawgrass Mills mall, including such everyday dining spots as TGI Fridays, Panera Bread and the Don Pan International Bakery. Fighting wars abroad by fueling wars abroad. The United States, the world’s largest exporter of arms, has been selling violence to the world for too long now. Controlling more than 50 percent of the global weaponry market, the U.S. has sold or donated weapons to at least 96 countries in the past five years, including the Middle East. Some of these weapons inevitably end up in our enemies’ hands, as well as those of

terrorists. For instance, the Pentagon’s efforts to train Syrian fighters ended with most of the infantrymen voluntarily surrendering their U.S.-provided equipment to extremist groups. These weapons—precision guided weapons or smart bombs, cluster bombs, and depleted uranium shells, among others—are also responsible for the deaths of innocent civilians in Yemen, Syria and elsewhere. As Mother Jones reports: Arms deals are a way of life in Washington. From the president on down, significant parts of the government are intent on ensuring that American arms will flood the global market and companies like Lockheed and Boeing will live the good life. From the president on his trips abroad to visit allied world leaders to the secretaries of state and defense to the staffs of US embassies, American officials regularly act as salespeople for the arms firms. And the Pentagon is their enabler. From brokering, facilitating, and literally banking the money from arms deals to transferring weapons to favored allies on the taxpayers’ dime, it is in essence the world’s largest arms dealer. Creating terrorists in order to snare terrorists. The FBI has a long, sordid history of inventing crimes, breeding criminals and helping to hatch and then foil terrorist plots in order to advance its own sordid agenda: namely, amassing greater powers under the guise of fighting the war on terrorism. Investigative journalist Trevor Aaronson argues convincingly that “the FBI is much

Arms deals are a way of life in Washington. From the president on down, significant parts of the government are intent on ensuring that American arms will flood the global market and companies like Lockheed and Boeing will live the good life. better at creating terrorists than it is at catching terrorists.” According to Aaronson’s calculations, the FBI is responsible for more terrorism plots in the United States than al Qaeda, al Shabaab and the Islamic State combined. One of the government’s tactics involves radicalizing impressionable young men in order to create and then “catch” terrorists. Under the guise of rooting out terrorists before they strike, the FBI targets mentally ill or impressionable individuals (many of whom are young and have no prior connection to terrorism), indoctrinates them with antiAmerican propaganda, pays criminals $100,000 per case to act as informants and help these would-be terrorists formulate terror plots against American targets, provides them with weapons and training, and then arrests them for being would-be terrorists. This is entrapment, plain and simple, or what former FBI director Robert Mueller referred to as a policy of “forward leaning – preventative – prosecutions.” Spreading disease in order to

These incidents are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the atrocities the government has inflicted on an unsuspecting populace in the name of secret experimentation. For instance, there was the U.S. military’s secret race-based testing of mustard gas on more than 60,000 enlisted men. And then there was the CIA’s MKULTRA program in which hundreds of unsuspecting American civilians and military personnel were dosed with LSD, some having the hallucinogenic drug slipped into their drinks at the beach, in city bars, at restaurants. Are you starting to notice a pattern here? For too long now, the American people have been persuaded to barter their freedoms for phantom promises of security and, in the process, have rationalized turning a blind eye to all manner of government wrongdoing— asset forfeiture schemes, corruption, surveillance, endless wars, SWAT team raids, militarized police, profit-driven private prisons, and so on—because they were the so-called lesser of two evils. No matter how you rationalize it, the lesser of two evils is still evil. There’s a scene in The Third Man, Carol Reed’s influential 1949 film starring Joseph Cotten and Orson Welles in which a rogue war profiteer (Harry Lime) views human carnage with a callous indifference, unconcerned that the diluted penicillin he’s been trafficking underground has resulted in the tortured deaths of young children. Challenged by his old friend Holly Martins to consider the consequences of his actions, Lime responds, “In these days, old man, nobody thinks in terms of human beings. Governments don’t, so why should we?” “Have you ever seen any of your victims?” asks Martins. “Victims?” responds Lime, as he looks down from the top of a Ferris wheel onto a populace reduced to mere dots on the ground. “Look down there. Tell me. Would you really feel any pity if one of those dots stopped moving forever? If I offered you twenty thousand pounds for every dot that stopped, would you really, old man, tell me to keep my money, or would you calculate how many dots cure disease. For years, the American you could afford to spare?” government conducted secret experiments Lime’s callous indifference is no different on an unsuspecting populace—citizens and from the U.S. government’s calculating costnoncitizens alike—making healthy people sick benefit analyses. After all, to the government, by spraying them with chemicals, injecting “we the people” are little more than faceless them with infectious diseases and exposing numbers, statistics and economic units to be them to airborne toxins. The government bought, sold, bartered, traded, tracked, tortured, reasoned that it was legitimate to experiment spied upon, caged like animals, treated like on people who did not have full rights in slaves, experimented upon, and then discarded society such as prisoners, mental patients, and and left to suffer from the after-effects. e e D r e C h hi T l & d r n e e n s l ie D N e lgres Ramy ritt Nive poor blacks. Essam John Lennon summed it up, “We’re KorrAs ontzi The mindset driving these programs has, being run by maniacs for maniacal ends.” appropriately, been likened to the unethical Is the government evil? You tell me. experiments carried out by Nazi doctors. The same government that laced the fog In Alabama, for example, 600 black men over San Francisco with bioweapons, sprayed with syphilis were allowed to suffer without bacteria from Navy ships off the coast of proper medical treatment in order to study the Norfolk and San Francisco, exposing all of the natural progression of untreated syphilis. In city’s 800,000 residents, and staged “mock” Connecticut, mental patients were injected with anthrax attacks covering territory as widehepatitis. In Maryland, sleeping prisoners had ranging as Ohio to Texas and Michigan to a pandemic flu virus sprayed up their noses. Kansas has also taken every bit of technology In Georgia, two dozen “volunteering” prison sold to us as being in our best interests—GPS inmates had gonorrhea bacteria pumped directly devices, surveillance, nonlethal weapons, into their urinary tracts through the penis. In behavioral methods, etc.—and used it against Michigan, male patients at an insane asylum us, to track, control and trap us. were exposed to the flu after first being injected The same government that propelled with an experimental flu vaccine. In Minnesota, us into endless oil-fueled wars and military 11 public service employee “volunteers” were occupations in the Middle East that wreaked injected with malaria, then starved for five days. havoc on our economy, stretched thin our In New York, dying patients had cancer cells military resources and subjected us to horrific introduced into their systems. And in Staten blowback has also turned America into a Island, children with mental retardation were battlefield, transforming law enforcement given hepatitis orally and by injection to see if agencies into extensions of the military, they could then be cured. conducting military drills on domestic soil,

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distributing “free” military equipment and weaponry to local police, and desensitizing Americans to the menace of the police state with active shooter drills, color-coded terror alerts, and randomly conducted security checkpoints at “soft” targets such as shopping malls and sports arenas. Likewise, the same government that—as part of its so-called “war on terror”—passed laws subjecting us to all manner of invasive searches and surveillance, censoring our speech and stifling our expression, rendering us anti-government extremists for daring to disagree with its dictates, locking us up for criticizing government policies on social media, encouraging Americans to spy and snitch on their fellow citizens, and allowing government agents to grope, strip, search, taser, shoot and kill us has also—in a so-called effort to keep the schools safe— locked down the schools by installing metal detectors and surveillance cameras, adopting zero tolerance policies that punish childish behavior as harshly as criminal actions, and teaching our young people that they have no rights, that being force-fed facts is education rather than indoctrination, that they are not to question governmental authority, that they must meekly accept a life of censorship, round-the-clock surveillance, roadside blood draws, SWAT team raids and other indignities. How can you ever trust the government again? As I make clear in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, you shouldn’t have trusted the government in the first place. It was Thomas Jefferson who

warned, “In questions of power then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.” Unfortunately, as Carl Sagan recognized, “If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.” How do you fight evil? Start by recognizing it. Talk about it. Refuse to play politics with your principles. Don’t settle for the lesser of two evils. Stop being apathetic. As British statesman Edmund Burke warned, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men [and women] to do nothing.” WC: 2702

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Why Taxation is Slavery: Words From Frederick Douglass By Joe Jarvis


HAT DO YOU CALL IT when someone takes 100% of your labor by force? Slavery. Slavery is being forced to work against your will for the benefit of your master, your owner. The only reason they own the products of your labor is because they own you. If you had exclusive control over what is done to and with your body, the most basic right of self-ownership, you would not owe anybody your labor. So then a lesser percentage of forced labor is also slavery, though to an obviously lesser degree. Whether a cent or a million dollars is taken without consent, it is theft. And if someone forces you to work for them 1% of the time, or 100% of a time, that is still slavery. Frederick Douglass was a slave, by any reckoning. So it is interesting to read his own words, on having his rightfully earned wages taken by force. In his book My Bondage and My Freedom, Douglass laments the state of his servitude, that all his hard work is confiscated from him. Besides, I was now getting—as I have said—a dollar and fifty cents per day. I contracted for it, worked for it, earned it, collected it; it was paid to me, and it was rightfully my own; and yet, upon every returning Saturday night, this money—my own hard earnings, every cent of it—was demanded of me, and taken from me by Master Hugh. He did not earn it; he had no hand in earning it; why, then, should he have it? I owed him nothing. He had given me no schooling, and I had received from him only my food and raiment; and for these, my services were supposed to pay, from the first. The right to take my earnings, was the right of the robber. He had the power to compel me to give him the fruits of my labor, and this power was his only right in the case. I became more and more dissatisfied with this state of things… Frederick Douglass sees correctly that the only “right” the government has to take your money, is the right of the robber. Yes, they have enough power to force you to give them money, and that is the only thing that makes it “legitimate”. Certainly no one argues that his slavery was justified by the food and shelter his master provided him. Douglass then muses about what conditions make slave-masters able to keep men enslaved. To make a contented slave, you must make a thoughtless one. It is necessary to

darken his moral and mental vision, and, as far as possible, to annihilate his power of reason. He must be able to detect no inconsistencies in slavery. The man that takes his earnings, must be able to convince him that he has a perfect right to do so. It must not depend upon mere force; the slave must know no Higher Law than his master’s will. The whole relationship must not only demonstrate, to his mind, its necessity, but its absolute rightfulness. If there be one crevice through which a single drop can fall, it will certainly rust off the slave’s chain. And this is the same reason people accept taxation. We revere authority and accept government as necessary, and believe we get some benefit out of our slavery. How often do you hear people support something because “it is the law”. Is there no higher law than that which the government makes up for its own benefit, and then exerts through force? The force of government is the highest law we know. (what a joke! Ed.) Is there no higher law than that which the government makes up for its own benefit, and then exerts through force? The force of government is the highest law we know. (try Natural Law instead. Ed.) But as soon as we realize that it is never okay to be robbed, no matter how small, the injustice is a potent demonstration that we are at the mercy of a thieving gang who has convinced most people that somehow, in this case, theft and slavery are acceptable. In case you are hung up on the percentage of stolen labor: it is interesting to note that Frederick Douglass did not always have 100% of his wages stolen from him by his masters. I could see no reason why I should, at the end of each week, pour the reward of my toil into the purse of my master. When I carried to him my weekly wages, he would, after counting the money, look me in the face

with a robber-like fierceness, and ask, “Is this all?” He was satisfied with nothing less than the last cent. He would, however, when I made him six dollars, sometimes give me six cents, to encourage me. It had the opposite effect. I regarded it as a sort of admission of my right to the whole. The fact that he gave me any part of my wages was proof, to my mind, that he believed me entitled to the whole of them. I always felt worse for having received any thing; for I feared that the giving me a few cents would ease his conscience, and make him feel himself to be a pretty honorable sort of robber. How often do people squeal that the rich need to pay their “fair share”? It doesn’t matter how much any person earns, the government always wants to steal more. And somehow they have convinced millions of people that the thieves are the good guys, and the wage earners deserve to be enslaved and robbed. We also shouldn’t feel excited when we get out tax refunds, we should be all the more infuriated. The government knows and admits that it is our money, that we earned, to which they have no right. Yet they still take it, and we still stand by as helpless slaves while being robbed. The worst part is, that the robber undoubtedly thinks he is honorable! Welfare, roads, a military to “keep us safe”: our robbers, our slave masters, want us to thank them for giving back cents on the stolen dollar! But I won’t accept it. I won’t pretend with the rest of the slaves that it is just. Yes, I will give up my wages at the point of a gun, but that is the only right the government has over me, the right of the robber. He exhorted me to content myself, and be obedient. He told me, if I would be happy, I must lay out no plans for the future. He said, if I behaved myself properly, he would take care of me. Indeed, he advised me to complete thoughtlessness of the future, and taught me to depend solely upon him for happiness. He seemed to see fully the pressing necessity of setting aside my intellectual nature, in order to contentment in slavery. But in spite of him, and even in spite of myself, I continued to think, and to think about the injustice of my

enslavement, and the means of escape. That passage strikes an eery tone because anyone can see the government has the exact same advice for us, as Frederick Douglass’ master had for him. Just pay your taxes, vote, pay into social security, it will all be fine! Don’t worry, you don’t need anything but a government safety net to be happy and content. If people feel dependent on the government, they are terrified to be free! The government will take care of you, just as long as you abandon your intellect, and push away any thoughts of influencing your future. Leave your fate in the hands of the government. Frederick Douglass had incredible insight into the true nature of slavery. He was the selfaware slave that every master fears. Frederick Douglass was at times even placed in the same type of slavery we find ourselves in today, where we have the appearance of freedom. But it is really the worst of both worlds. I was to be allowed all my time, make all contracts with those for whom I worked, and find my own employment; and, in return for this liberty, I was to pay him three dollars at the end of each week; find myself in calking tools, and in board and clothing. My board was two dollars and a half per week. This, with the wear and tear of clothing and calking tools, made my regular expenses about six dollars per week. This amount I was compelled to make up, or relinquish the privilege of hiring my time. Rain or shine, work or no work, at the end of each week the money must be forthcoming, or I must give up my privilege. This arrangement, it will be perceived, was decidedly in my master’s favor. It relieved him of all need of looking after me. His money was sure. He received all the benefits of slaveholding without its evils; while I endured all the evils of a slave, and suffered all the care and anxiety of a freeman. Precisely. We are “free”! Just so long as we give the government protection money at the end of each workweek. If you can’t find work, you still need to buy healthcare, you still need to pay your property taxes, you still need to pay sales tax, and so on and so forth. We have all the stress of free men, without the benefit! And the government has all the benefits of a slaveholder, without all the intricacies of owning slaves. The criticisms that Frederick Douglass expresses of his masters are perfectly interchangeable with all the criticisms of the government. Heed his words. Douglass was 100% a slave at times, 99% a slave at other times, and even at a point 50% a slave, according to how much of his labor was confiscated. But he was still a slave. Don’t let the masters keep you a thoughtless slave.

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IX YEARS AFTER the accident at the Telco power plant in Japan, Fukushima is back in the news with stories of a meltdown and very high radiation readings from a fifth reactor. There has been a wealth of information written about Fukushima since its Nuclear Power Plant had meltdowns in four reactors, but not many accounts from the Japanese people. When I invited Dr Helen Caldicott to speak about Fukushima in my hometown, in August 2012, I was contacted by a young Japanese woman who asked if she could please speak on behalf of her people. Saya Minami is an accomplished actress, starring in three films, and was campaigning as an anti-nuclear activist before the Fukushima incident. Saya spoke about how the people of Fukushima were being affected and especially the children. She appealed to the 200 people in the audience for help. She later initiated a project to help the children of Fukushima and together with help from many local musicians we organized a fundraiser to bring some of the children to Australia for a holiday and also to be tested properly as this was not being done in Japan. Saya has continued her work for Fukushima and has just returned from two months in Japan. She paints a picture of Japan as an isolated and desolate country where people are silent, afraid, and confused as a result of government cover-up and intimidation. “We have a famous professor who is on the TV telling people radiation is safe”, she says, “but lots of people are getting cancer and people are starting to research and find that the Government is controlling information on the internet as well as in

Fukushima’s Quiet Genocide

the media.” She said that the Government and advertising companies were using famous people in advertisements where they were telling people to eat food from Fukushima. This she says was to support the economy. Alternative news outlets broke some of Saya’s story on the Internet this week. People worldwide are reacting to the news that the government has recently ordered residents back to the exclusion zone, a one-kilometer radius around the plant. The residents had been supported with temporary housing in Tokyo while a “clean up” took place. This consisted of collecting soil and putting it in garbage bags, which were stored around schools and kindergartens. The idea that radioactive soil in a garbage bag is no longer dangerous and can be stored where children play is so outrageous to the average person that to make sense of it one can only see this as deliberate genocide. Fukushima

residents are angry and demonstrating in the streets. They have lost their temporary housing and are being forced back into an extremely toxic radiation zone which has not been cleaned and with a new disaster on their doorstep. One of the most disturbing things is that high school students are being taken on tours to the reactor. Saya says the only checks have been for outside radiation and not internal, the Japanese feel helpless and want help from other countries. There are numerous people getting cancer and we know from Dr Caldicott that many children in the Fukushima zone have developed thyroid cancer. Saya says the government stopped testing for this when 180 children were found to have it. People still living in Fukushima are very sick but cannot prove it is because of radiation. Many of the workers at the plant are dying. One of them contacted Saya to say

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4.Rooibos 5.Vitamin E (View the first-hand biomedical citations on the Liver Regeneration research page: liver-regeneration). Beta-Cell Regeneration – Unfortunately, the medical community has yet to harness the diabetes-reversing potential of natural compounds. Whereas expensive stem cell therapies, islet cell transplants, and an array of synthetic drugs in the developmental pipeline are the focus of billions of dollars of research, annually, our kitchen cupboards and backyards may already contain the long sought-after cure for type 1 diabetes. The following compounds have been demonstrated experimentally to regenerate the insulin-producing beta cells, which are destroyed in insulin dependent diabetes, and which once restored, may (at least in theory) restore the health of the patient to the point where they no longer require insulin replacement. 1. Gymenna Sylvestre (“the sugar destroyer”) 2. Nigella Sativa (“black cumin”) 3. Vitamin D 4. Curcumin (from the spice Turmeric) 5. Arginine 6. Avocado 7. Berberine (found in bitter herbs such as Goldenseal and Barberry) 8. Bitter Melon 9. Chard (yes, the green leafy vegetables) 10. Corn Silk 11.Stevia 12. Sulforaphane (especially concentrated in broccoli sprouts) (View the first-hand biomedical citations on the Beta Cell Regeneration research page] beta-cell-regeneration

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Hormone Regeneration – there are secretagogues, which increase the endocrine glands’ ability to secrete more hormone, and there are substances that truly regenerate hormones which have degraded (by emitting electrons) into potentially carcinogenic “transient hormone” metabolites. One of these substances is vitamin C. A powerful electron donor, this vitamin has the ability to contribute electrons to resurrect the form and function of estradiol (estrogen; E2), progesterone, testosterone, for instance. [2] In tandem with foods that are able to support the function of glands, such as the ovaries, vitamin C may represent an excellent complement or alternative to hormone replacement therapy. Cardiac Cell Regeneration – Not too long ago, it was believed that cardiac tissue was uniquely incapable of being regenerated. A new, but rapidly growing body of experimental research now indicates that this is simply not true, and there is a class of heart-tissue regenerating compounds known as neocardiogenic substances. Neocardiogenic

substances are able to stimulate the formation of cardiac progenitor cells which can differentiate into healthy heart tissue, and they include the following: 1. Resveratrol 2. Siberian Ginseng (Eleuthero) 3. Red Wine Extract 4. Geum Japonicum 5. N-acetyl-cysteine Another remarkable example of cardiac cell regeneration is through what is known as fetomaternal trafficking of stem cells through the placenta. In a recent article we discussed the amazing process known as “fetal microchimerism” by which the fetus contributes stem cells to the mother which are capable of regenerating her damaged heart cells, and possibly a wide range of other cell types. Cartilage/Joint/Spine Regeneration – Curcumin and resveratrol have been shown to improve recovery from spinal cord injury. Over a dozen other natural compounds hold promise in this area, which can be viewed on our Spinal

he had cancer. These workers, she said, are Kamikaze, sacrificing their lives for the people to try and fix things at the plant. I asked Saya how she coped while spending two months in Tokyo. She told me when she arrived she was coughing black mucous and had to wear a mask. Many people are wearing masks, but the government is saying the polluted air is from China. She worried about where the food she ate came from and about having a bath because of the polluted water. Life in Tokyo is constant stress. New laws make it an imprisonable offence to criticize the government in Japan. Saya is hoping that her Australian citizenship would protect her from a jail sentence if she returns to Japan. So how do we make sense of the Japanese government’s actions? Saya says it wants war and to recreate the imperial Japan that existed before WW2. The Government is controlled by the Shinto faction which is a very dangerous group wanting war with China. The constitution was changed last year from a peace constitution to a war constitution. War has actually been declared on its own people in the bid to gain prestige and cover up the severity of the Fukushima situation. It also has the 2020 Olympics in its sights as a way to boost the economy. There are 54 nuclear reactors in Japan and only one politician, Taro Yamamoto, who is vocal about the dangers and trying to help the Fukushima residents. Taro wears a bulletproof vest. Another high profile activist is Ryuichi Sakamoto who is a musician and most important is Yanagihara Toshio who is a lawyer. Saya met Yanagihara on her recent visit and we talked about the possibility of creating an event for him to speak in Byron Bay along with Dr Caldicott. Dr Caldicott is an ex-resident of Byron Bay and with the town’s

Please see FUKUSHIMA, page 20 Cord Injury page. As far as degenerative joint disease, i.e. osteoarthritis, there are a broad range of potentially regenerative substances, with 50 listed on our osteoarthritis research page. Ultimately, regenerative medicine threatens to undermine the very economic infrastructure that props up the modern, drug-based and quite candidly degenerative medical system. Symptom suppression is profitable because it guarantees both the perpetuation of the original underlying disease, and the generation of an ever-expanding array of additional, treatment-induced symptoms. This is the non-sustainable, infinite growth model that shares features characteristic of the process of cancer itself - a model, which by its very nature, is doomed to fail and eventually collapse. Cultivating diets, lifestyles and attitudes conducive to bodily regeneration can interrupt this pathological circuit, and help us to attain the bodily freedom that is a precondition for the liberation of the human soul and spirit, as well. [1] NT-020, a natural therapeutic approach to optimize spatial memory performance and increase neural progenitor cell proliferation and decrease inflammation in the aged rat. Rejuvenation Res. 2010 Jun 29. Epub 2010 Jun 29. PMID: 20586644 [2] Photo-induced regeneration of hormones by electron transfer processes: Potential biological and medical consequences. Radiat Phys Chem Oxf Engl 1993. Updated 2011 Aug ;80(8):890-894. PMID: 21814301 Sayer Ji is founder of Greenmedinfo. com, a reviewer at the International Journal of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine, Co-founder and CEO of Systome Biomed, Vice Chairman of the Board of the National Health Federation, Steering Committee Member of the Global Non-GMO Foundation. Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of GreenMedInfo or its staff.


Main Street Honey Shoppe

S HUMANS, we have a long history with bees. The ancient Egyptians kept bees and honey in their temples (Mansion Of Bees), suggesting that beekeeping was an important part of their culture. A title carried by the Pharaohs’ was Bee King and the bee was chosen to be a symbol of the country. One theory is that humans perhaps learned to climb trees to obtain honey from the hives. We still have a fascination with By Glennis Taylor bees and recognize the fate of bees will directly impact the destiny of all living things. About one third of the human diet is dependent on insect pollination. We are following closely and trying to understand the recent drop in bee populations around the world. Bee products have been used for thousands of years. Our ancestors recognized the medicinal value of various bee products and used them liberally in healing remedies and rituals. Cleopatra used honey in her famous milk and honey bath. Doctors used honey to heal the wounds of injured soldiers. We now know more about the potent antimicrobial properties in products from bees that have many modern day applications. Recent research has led to some eye opening information that using bee products may be a longevity tool. Science suggests that the length of our telomeres at the

ends of our chromosomes may be a useful marker of bio-aging. With poor lifestyle practices and aging, the telomeres shorten and as a result, chronic illnesses are more likely to develop. A fact noted through the ages is that beekeepers tend to live longer in many cultures. A study published in 2015 established significant differences in telomere length between beekeepers and non-beekeepers in Malaysia. The beekeepers consumed a variety of bee products daily and had a longer telomere length than nonbeekeepers that consumed no bee products. The longer the period of consumption, the greater the positive affect on telomere length. What if we could enjoy the delicious and exotic honeys available to us today and

at the same time lessen oxidative damage to our bodies? I spoke to Tony Lovse from the delightful Main Street Honey Shoppe in Vancouver. Tony is an engineer who is now devoted to the business of bees. He explained in colourful detail the many benefits of honey as well as bee pollen, royal jelly and propolis. Honey is a wonderful energy source that contains antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. It contains prebiotics that help feed our essential microbiome as well as nutrients that help wounds to heal. It can act as a skin moisturizer to soften skin. It works well as a natural cough medicine. Tony highly recommends that the honey we use is raw or unpasteurized to receive optimum benefits. This unprocessed honey contains all the nutrients that the bees collect from the nectar of flowers and incorporate into the honey. It is pure and unheated to maintain nutrient value. It contains bits of pollen, propolis and many vitamins and minerals as well as important enzymes and amino acids to name a few of the valuable nutrients. The tantalizing array of honeys available at the Main Street Honey Shoppe is amazing. Much of the honey at the Shoppe comes from the Honeybee Centre in Cloverdale (Surrey). The bees from the Centre are placed in nearby organic fruit farms. In the fields they pollinate the crops and the nectar and pollen gathered by the bees produces mono floral honey. These are the blueberry, cranberry or raspberry honeys. Each one is unique in fragrance, colour and taste. If the bees gather more than one kind of nectar or pollen, then the honey is termed wildflower honey. All

the honey from the Honeybee Centre is completely natural and unpasteurized with no added preservatives. Some exotic honeys are sourced from other reputable suppliers: often northern BC or Alberta. The selection at the Shoppe is extensive. Luckily, when visiting the shoppe, it is possible to try samples to make the perfect purchase decision. There are so many other products available at the Main Street Honey Shoppe. Bee pollen is like a natural mutivitamin. It is full of amino acids, fatty acids and vitamins and minerals. It is often used to effectively alleviate seasonal allergies. The Shoppe stocks both local pollen and Peace River pollen. Just a hint that Tony shared: Bee pollen has a hard outer shell which can be difficult for some to digest. By soaking it for 30 minutes in lemon juice, the outer coat is broken down to make digestion easier. Royal jelly is said to enhance longevity. The queen bee is fed royal jelly and lives about 4 to 7 years as compared to about 45 days for the worker bee. Propolis, the bees’ natural antibiotic, is also available at the Shoppe in various forms. The shelves are full of an extensive selection of other bee products as well. Beeswax as candles, lip balm and in beauty products and creams. There are soaps and teas and honey infused spreads that will tempt the most discerning and health conscious shopper. After chatting to Tony at the Main Street Honey Shoppe, I feel great about enjoying honey products knowing all the benefits to my being....inside and out! You may visit them at 4125 Main St. Vancouver.




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Why Flower Elixirs are the Best Thing You’ve Never Heard Of

By Katie Hess


E KNOW FROM our own experience, that when we spend time in nature, we feel calmer and clearer, more in tune and aware of the world around us. In Japan there is even a practice called Shinrinyoku, or forest bathing, which consists of walking in the forest for periods of time to ‘bathe in,’ or absorb, the energy of the plants, as a way to rebalance our bodies and minds. Researchers at the Nippon Medical School in Tokyo studied the effects of this practice, and found that bathing in the energy of the forest reduces the stress hormone cortisol and increases white blood cell production boosting the body’s defenses against disease. They discovered that a single hour spent in nature reduced cortisol and increased white blood cell production for an entire week. Furthermore, the de-stressing, immune-boosting benefits of spending a weekend in nature lasts for a whole month! What happens, however, when we don’t have enough time to get out into nature? Most of us spend the majority of our days indoors and in front of computers, causing us to become distracted, over stimulated and fatigued. We have a hard time getting restful sleep, and our lives are so fast-paced that it has become virtually impossible to be balanced without regular, consistent practices that allow us to slow down and help us restore that balance. And if we don’t have the time or ability to get out in the wilderness to absorb the healing energy of nature, how can we bring that power into our lives?

That’s where it gets interesting. Flowers - a well-loved way to brighten up our home or someone’s day - is also the best remedy you’ve likely never even heard of. We’re not talking about bouquets, here, however. Special infusions of flowers have been used in healing for thousands of years, in cultures all over the world. Of any given part of the plant, flowers contain the highest concentration of life force. This life force, or ‘chi,’ can actually be captured, collected and infused into water. Doctors like Hildegard von Bingen and Paracelsus in the 14th and 16th centuries instructed their patients to seek out certain flowers growing in the wild and drink the dew from the top of the flower to enhance their mood. In this modern day, we use solar infusion techniques, along with stabilization with alcohol and a dilution process similar to that of homeopathy, to create flower essences or flower elixirs that can be used to enhance specific states of mind. Taken regularly over

time, they also catalyze insights related to the qualities of that particular flower. In simpler terms, a flower elixir is a liquid infusion of a fresh flower, so gentle you can drink it. This infusion is so packed with the ‘chi’ of the flower, that when consumed or applied topically, the energy travels throughout the acupuncture meridians of the body, resulting in specific shifts in state of mind, as well as enhanced vitality, radiance and youthfulness. At a time when culturally we are more distracted, fatigued and stressed than ever, flower elixirs help us feel calmer, happier and more balanced. With regular use, they help us access our full potential – free of modern day static. Taken consistently over time, flower elixirs dissolve self-limiting patterns and accelerate personal growth. If it seems strange to consider that a flower has energy, imagine all the invisible waves coming to and from your smartphone or computer. It is because of invisible energy waves sent through space that we can livestream movies, music and the Internet. Invisible waves everywhere in our daily life bring us messages, via emails, videos, phone calls. The information we have access to through invisible waves of energy seems limitless. Like cell phones, plants and flowers possess communicative energy that is also

invisible to the naked eye, but this energy is of a different quality. It is much more subtle, gentle and compatible with the human body and mind. This life force or energy also contains information and messages in a form that is effortlessly transmitted to and perceived by our bodies and minds. Imagine a huge, ruffly peony in front of your face right now. The feeling that it transmits to you is totally different than if it were a daisy. A sunflower affects you differently – and carries with it a different message – than a rose. Intuitively and instinctively, we know this - and may be surprised to realize it has nothing to do with scent. We’ve known this since childhood, without having necessarily articulated it before. The wisdom of our bodies and minds is designed to process, understand and benefit from the unique qualities of flowers, trees and plants. Even if we’re not fully conscious of it, we are processing the energy, vitality and messages of flowers and plants around us all the time, whenever we are in their presence. Different frequencies and forms of invisible energy in our environment can be either nourishing or exhausting. Technology is amazing, allowing us to share information and truth, leading to better education, awareness and empowerment of people. However, the frequencies of computers, cell phones, Wi-Fi networks and all of our gadgets tax the body over time. The subtle frequencies of plants and flowers, on the other hand, can be used to bring natural vitality back to the body. What’s the best way to find out which flower elixirs will be most effective for us? As with anything, the best method of evaluation

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This Major Organ is the Seat of Your Anger, Frustration and Irritability

Ancient Wisdom for Peaceful Living

Alex Pietrowski


E OFTEN HEAR of the problems associated with widespread illnesses and mental health issues like depression and anxiety, but spend a single day out in the big city or some time in rush hour traffic and it quickly becomes apparent we are also in the midst of an epidemic of irritability, frustration and anger. Some argue that mass shootings and other extreme acts of violence are not as ideologically driven as we like to believe, but instead are symptoms of a cultural inability to understand, process and escape from anger. Strong emotions such as anger can be clues that help detect physical illnesses before they fully manifest as serious problems. Anger has long since been linked to the health of the liver and the other organs in the biliary system, which cleans toxins from the blood and aids for breaking down fats in digestion. If the liver is not functioning properly, or the biliary system is clogged or obstructed, then this can first be recognized in a patient’s behavior as irrational anger, fits of rage, and chronic frustration and irritation.

The Role of the Liver in Maintaining Vitality

Located on the right side of the abdominal cavity above the stomach, the

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In the past, traditional cultures have had a completely different approach to diagnosing health, often reading emotional cues as clues to how the physical body was performing. If a person showed signs of being imbalanced in favor of one emotion out of the entire human range of emotions, then a closer look at the physical was required. People didn’t used to have to depend on the onset of pain before knowing that their health needed to be addressed.

liver sits just below the diaphragm at the bottom of the rib cage. Working with the gallbladder to produce bile, the gnarly greenyellowish fluid consisting of waste products, cholesterol, and bile salts, the liver is also looked at as a warehouse of sorts, controlling the flow of blood to the heart. The liver and associated organs are extremely important to overall vitality and

metabolism, and when they’re over-taxed or have become stagnant, the body and mind show it in many ways. Signs may include: n Higher than normal levels of anger, irritability, frustration n Problems with eyesight n Fatigue n Skin problems such as rashes and itching

“The liver is associated with wood. It stores the blood and is the home of the hun spirits. Among the seven human emotions, only anger is of an intense nature. It dries up the blood and dissipates the hun spirits. The person who understands the way of nourishing the liver, therefore, never throws fits of anger.” ~From Zhang Huang, A Compendium of Illustrated Texts (Tushu Bian), Ming Dynasty Even the English language acknowledges the connection between anger and the detoxifying function of the liver, which turns toxicity into bile, which is then ejected from the body by the excretory system. Consider the dictionary definition of the word ‘bile:’

Please see THIS MAJOR ORGAN, page 19

In reality, awareness itself is the key to better living, and understanding how the body works can be the best guide to achieving healthiness and happiness. This Major Organ From page 18

bile bīl noun 1. a bitter greenish-brown alkaline fluid that aids digestion and is secreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder. 2. anger; irritability. “that topic is sure to stir up plenty of bile” As human consciousness operates on a continuum, moving between the highend where peace and harmony reside, and at the lower end of the spectrum where negative emotions are found, anger is representative of the lower vibrational modes, which, according to Chinese medicine is one of the 7 emotions. “Anger, as described by TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), covers the full range of associated emotions including resentment, irritability, and frustration. An excess of rich blood makes one prone to anger. Anger will thus affect the liver, resulting in stagnation of liver qi (vital energy). This can lead to liver energy rising to the head, resulting in headaches, dizziness, and other symptoms.” [ principles/sevenemotions.html] The theory of a connection between liver health and the feelings of anger, frustration and rage has been welldocumented for many generations in the sciences of TCM as well as Ayurvedic medicine, referring to blockages in the detox systems of the body as a wood deficiency in the five element theory of human health. Regarding the wood element: What of people whose Wood is chronically imbalanced, who can’t level out? Aside from the many problems that can arise in relationship to the liver and gall bladder, imagine the perpetual anger and frustration of those who feel blocked in all directions, to whom every interaction is a confrontation. Such people are unable to experience growth and rebirth – unable to experience springtime within; they sense growth and change happening all

around them, yet are stuck inside themselves, their lives so chaotic they can’t see a direction, a plan, or even how to begin. Or imagine how it is for the person who can’t see the forest for the trees, who is so fastidious that nothing ever gets started because it’s never quite right? It’s not that one would choose to be this way; but for a person in a state of Wood imbalance, there seems only one choice – this is how it must be. [http://www.5elements. com/docs/elements/wood.html] Furthermore the buildup of liver toxicity and resulting anger, along with the process of detoxifying your liver, is briefly described here: “Your liver is a five-pound football sized organ that sits in the upper right part of your abdomen, beneath your diaphragm and above your stomach. It’s an amazing, complex and intricate organ — second in complexity only to your brain. To a very large extent, your liver determines your overall health and vitality. You shouldn’t ignore it — and you should take care to improve and enhance its proper function. Your liver is the hardest working organ in your body and is connected in some manner to every bodily function. One of its major roles is to remove dangerous toxins from your body. Like any filter, sometimes it needs cleaning. Think about the last time you changed the air filter on your car — or your furnace. It’s full of crud, grime, and dust. If you’ve

been reading this newsletter for long, you know that toxins are a major cause of cancer. Toxins enter your body three ways: through digestion, breathing, and your skin. If your liver fails to work properly, those dangerous toxins take up residence, circulate throughout your system, and poison you to the point of death.” [http:// Do-you-suffer-from-an-angry-liver.html]

An Angry Society of Gluttons

You can often tell just by looking at someone if they are an angry person, and you can also tell if they drink a ton of booze, as their face and nose are often reddish. Our society thrives on excess and over-consumption, and we have incredible access to abundant rich and processed foods, but most of all, our culture drinks alcohol and consumes sugar to the extreme. Fried Foods, processed foods and chemical additives add more fuel to this fire. Over-reacting is also a major source of violence in our modern world, and socially, angry adults are one of the greatest threats to peace, as noted by Slate: “The poorly regulated adult with enhanced reactivity, impulsivity, and a constant state of fight or flight sees in every interaction the potential for being harmed and the necessity to defend himself. The angrier he feels, the less clearly he will think. His reactions will often be out of proportion to the situation, and he will be prone to violence. Because he sees the world as a constant source of danger, he

externalizes blame, to his spouse, children, neighbors, government, and “others” in race, nationality, religion, or culture. Angry, blaming, aggressive, and unable to modulate his emotions, he can become a danger to others.” [http://slate. me/2q9CZvJ] “Violent crimes are committed by people who lack the ability to regulate and modulate their response to perceived danger. This is not a hypothesis; it is a fact. The individual who lacks the essential skill of using more sophisticated reasoning, perspective-taking, and emotional stabilization to regulate his more primitive fear and aggressive impulses will fall into the pattern of aggressive overreaction again and again, often with escalating levels of violence.” [http://]

Final Thoughts

As with so many health problems, the pharmaceutical industry would prefer us to believe that health and wellness is to be found at the pharmacy, and wouldn’t you know it, they’re already developing an ‘anger pill‘ to calm people down, publicizing it as strong enough to even take the steam out of the Incredible Hulk. In reality, awareness itself is the key to better living, and understanding how the body works can be the best guide to achieving healthiness and happiness.

About the Author

Alex Pietrowski is an artist and writer concerned with preserving good health and the basic freedom to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. He is a staff writer for and Offgrid Outpost, a provider of storable food and emergency kits. Alex is an avid student of Yoga and life. This article (This Major Organ is the Seat of Your Anger, Frustration and Irritability) was originally created and published by Waking Times and is published here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Alex Pietrowski and It may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.

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discussed: Over the past decade, independent testing of Chemtrails around the country has shown a dangerous, extremely poisonous brew that includes: barium, nano aluminum-coated fiberglass [known as CHAFF], radioactive thorium, cadmium, chromium, nickel, desiccated blood, mold spores, yellow fungal mycotoxins, ethylene dibromide, and polymer fibers. Barium can be compared to the toxicity of arsenic. Barium is known to adversely affect the heart. Aluminum has a history of damaging brain function. Independent researchers and labs continue to show off-the-scale levels of these poisons. A few “anonymous” officials have acknowledged this on-going aerosol spraying. Yet Keith wants to deliberately spray alumina in the atmosphere under the guise of solar/atmospheric geoengineering. And Keith has support from the National Academy of Sciences, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Environmental Defense Fund, the Hewlett Foundation and billionaire eugenicist Bill Gates, whom Keith personally advises on climate change. By the way, alumina and aluminum are different because alumina is a compound, which includes aluminum so I guess that makes it okay, right? What is the difference between Aluminum and Alumina? n Aluminum is an element, and alumina is an aluminum containing compound. The molecular formula of alumina is Al2O3, and aluminum is shown as Al. n Aluminum is a good electric conductor, but alumina is an electrical insulator. n Aluminum is largely reactive with oxygen, acids or bases. But alumina is not too reactive like aluminum; thus, acts as a protective layer over aluminum. n Alumina can be used to produce aluminum. Maybe you do not believe there has been any “solar geoengineering” or “atmospheric geoengineering” because you don’t believe government agencies would spray people or the atmosphere with anything because that just sounds like crazy sauce. Before making up your mind, please read Army Sprayed St. Louis With Toxic Dust and ‘One of the largest human experiments in history’ was conducted on unsuspecting residents of San Francisco and Blood & Fog: The

Fukushima From page 15

support for Fukushima it is very fitting that she and Yanagihara should speak here. Dr Caldicott is the planet’s number one expert on the medical effects of radiation and she lectures around the world. Her message at the Byron Bay event was that Fukushima is a serious ongoing problem for all countries, not just for the people of Japan. Younger people in Japan are waking up fast and establishing organic communities. Saya would also like to bring some of these young people to visit our rich organic community. It all seems overwhelming in the face

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If anything could sway a fence sitter to consider whether geoengineering research makes sense, perhaps it is this: The fact is, we are living through a test already. Military’s Germ Warfare Tests in San Francisco, then make up your mind. As IFLScience detailed in “The U.S. Military Once Tested Biological Warfare On The Whole Of San Francisco”: It sounds like a prime conspiracy theory, and indeed if you type it into Google that’s a lot of what you find, but for a period of at least 20 years, the U.S. Army carried out simulated open-air biological warfare attacks – on their own cities. In the wake of World War II, the United Sates military was suddenly worried about and keen to test out the threats posed by biological warfare. They started experiments looking into how bacteria and their harmful toxins might spread, only using harmless stand-in microbes. They tested these on military bases, infecting soldiers and their families who lived with them, but eventually they stepped things up a notch. Disclosed in 1977, it turns out that the U.S. military carried out 239 secret open-air tests on its own citizens… Apparently the idea for “atmospheric geoengineering” has been in the works for many decades, as even admitted in The New York Times article: A report issued in 1965 by President Lyndon B. Johnson’s administration called attention to the dangers of increasing concentrations of CO2 and, anticipating Keith’s research, speculated that a logical response might be to change the albedo, or reflectivity, of the earth. If they were talking about doing this more than 50 years ago, isn’t it possible they already started and are only now informing us because the “geoengineering” is going to become so obvious they can no longer call it a conspiracy theory? These paragraphs should alert you to some serious issues with these plans to change our air: Finally, what if something goes wrong either in research or in deployment? David Battisti, an atmospheric scientist at the University of Washington, told me, “It’s not obvious to me that we can reduce the uncertainty to anywhere near a tolerable level — that is, to the level that there won’t be unintended consequences that are really serious.” While Battisti thought Keith’s small Scopex

of the picture Saya paints, but when I look at her I get a vision of cherry blossoms against a background of ash. Something good will come of this disaster, the people of Japan will get their message to the world, even under threat of imprisonment; and the world will reassess the dangers of nuclear power. Saya and her friends have created a concert for this Fukushima Day on March 11 and the trailer for her new film about Fukushima, which has a local setting; will be shown along with music, dance, and art from Japanese residents. Please help get the word out to the world and show your support for the people of Fukushima and Japan as a whole. As usual, we the people must overcome the institutionalized denial and cover-ups of government.

experiment posed little danger — “The atmosphere will restore itself,” he said — he noted that the whole point of the Harvard researchers’ work is to determine whether solar geoengineering could be done “forever,” on a large-scale, round-the-clock basis. When I asked Battisti if he had issues with going deeper into geoengineering research, as opposed to geoengineering itself, he said: “Name a technology humans have developed that they haven’t used. I can’t think of any. So we can work on this for sure. But we are in this dilemma: Once we do develop this technology, it will be tempting to use it.” An around-the-clock forever basis… but without any long-term effects data. By the way, how many people do you know that have developed allergies in the last few years? How many people do you know who have breathing difficulties, sinus infections, regular bronchitis, etc.? We’re not suddenly having all of these allergy problems en masse out of nowhere for no reason. These “geoengineering” efforts cause droughts in some places while excessive rainfall in others. Do you think it’s normal to get 6-8 inches of

rain in an hour repeatedly? Here’s another question: why isn’t the sky really blue anymore? Most days it’s a greyish blue or even white. It sounds like Dark City, but it’s getting hard to remember the last time the sky was really blue. This is not normal. They are deliberately changing the very air we breathe. Ask yourself “WHY?” There are a multitude of possibilities that do not have anything to do with climate change. The very last paragraph of The New York Times article was the most chilling. The author perhaps meant it from the viewpoint of climate change but climate change was not mentioned in the paragraph: If anything could sway a fence sitter to consider whether geoengineering research makes sense, perhaps it is this: The fact is, we are living through a test already. Sadly, the one sentiment in the entire piece upon which we can all agree. Related video: https://www. Find links and supporting sources and articles online at: https:// bornoutsidethebox.wordpress. com/2017/05/19/its-finally-admittedwere-living-in-a-test-already/

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is through personal experience. Flower elixirs are extremely gentle, and so safe they can even be taken during pregnancy. There are no side effects nor interactions with medications or herbs. Similar to homeopathy, they are so dilute that even people with allergies to flowers can use them safely. The best part? Flowers are in abundance all around us! Mother Nature has the solution for just about any problem we could dream up. Flower elixirs are one of the most sustainable forms of natural remedies, requiring the harvesting of only a small number of flowers. Currently flower remedies are prescribed by doctors in Europe and available in every large pharmacy in Australia. In the United States, there is great potential for the benefits of flower elixirs to become more widely understood and well known as an effective means to not only dissolve stress but to liberate our human potential. Convenient and easy to incorporate into daily life, flower elixirs don’t require an expensive gym membership or any adjustment to your normal routine. You can simply put them on your desk or in your purse to remind yourself to take them regularly, or add them to your water bottle daily to get the benefits.

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The result of using flower elixirs is a tangible sense of increased wellbeing within several days of regular, consistent use. People experience sounder, more restful sleep during the night, and during the day have enhanced calm, vitality and overall happiness. Sometimes when we take vitamins or other supplements, we may not detect a difference in how we feel. In comparison, with flower elixirs, it is perceptible. And over time there is an exponential positive effect: when you are always at your best – free of static from modern day life – you can operate at your full natural capacity. Not only do flower remedies positively affect our mood, they also accelerate personal growth and help us recognize and eliminate self-limiting patterns. If our systems were like computers, it would be not only updating our software programs for better ones – it would be like switching out or enhancing the entire hardware system running in the background. But we are not computers – we are so much more powerful. Our own energy affects our environment and the people around us. Whether we’re in an amazing

or crummy mood, it immediately affects everything and everyone around us. That’s the most exciting aspect of flower elixirs – that they can be used to create a huge ripple effect of positivity! Not only do flower elixirs affect the person using them, but they also begin to affect the families, friends and colleagues of the person taking them – in a positive way. Consider the ramifications of a study published in the British Medical Journal: researchers discovered in a multiple-decade study, that if your friend’s friend’s friend (stranger to you) becomes wildly happy, it has more of a beneficial effect on you than if someone put $5,000 cash in your pocket. Conversely, if YOU become wildly happy, it has more of a beneficial effect on a perfect stranger, than if someone put $5,000 cash in their pocket. Scientists are just beginning to prove what we’ve truly known all along – that we are all interconnected – and our state of mind directly impacts other people in every moment. Using flower elixirs to dissolve modern day static, transform selflimiting patterns and liberate our full potential is exciting for us as individuals. However, put into the context of our

interconnectedness, the use of flower elixirs is an effective method to not only accelerate our personal growth, but to transform the world from the inside out.

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Katie Hess is a flower alchemist and the founder of LOTUSWEI, one of the world’s leading floral apothecaries. After 15 years of independent research of flower and plant-based healing, her flower-powered community is thriving in over 15 countries. She instigates a revolution with the premise that you transform the world by transforming yourself (with a little help from flowers!). Katie travels worldwide to seek out flowers that reduce stress, improve sleep, and accelerate personal growth. Discover what your favorite flower means about you at Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of GreenMedInfo or its staff.

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midst the backdrop of society, there is a bifurcation taking place in many forms, and for many reasons. Division abounds in certain areas, and quite more trenchantly than ever before. My contention for this division is that, in part, it’s being lead by an ignorance of many issues. This ignorance stems from the deliberate dumbing down of society that’s been taking place for nigh a century. People weren’t always so unaware, but that matters not in this instance. The question is: if people ARE being dumbed down, and they certainly are as recent evidence suggests, what CAN a person do about it? It’s a sage question, and there are many answers to that. How one answers that above question depends on what type of individual a person is. Regardless, though, the point is that there are options out there for individuals to educate themselves. We have begun cataloging some of these on this very blog, and will continue to do so as long as the blog runs as a service to humanity and individuals who value education. In life, there comes a time where the individual reaches an obstacle on a road. The individual, upon arriving at the fork in the road, has two choices to make. The individual may ponder each choice at length in order to find out what suits them. But what if neither choice suits that individual? Perhaps there’s another option. Perhaps, the individual, upon arriving at the fork in the road will realize that there aren’t only two options, even though it seems there’s only two options. People that live within the box, think within the box, and breathe within the box, will only ever be able to see two paths upon the fork on the road. Incisive individuals will see additional possibilities. The individual trailblazer will not merely restrict themselves to what others have done before, to merely walk paths paved before them. The individual trailblazer will seek to blaze a trail – find

new paths, create new paths. Exploring life to the fullest, living outside of the box with no concept of a box is the essence of this individual. And their creative consciousness is how they unleash this very essence. Only a trailblazer can create a new path from what seems strewn in obstacles. And only you can create something so unique nobody has ever done it before. Perhaps you are on that very path because only you can walk it. This idea is best encapsulated in the following statement by philosopher, writer, and essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson: Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson. That statement is the very definition of the road less traveled, because nobody could have ever traveled it if you’re the first one blazing a trail. Next time you arrive at a fork in the road, and there seems to be only two paths, ruminate deeply. Are there only two paths? Or is it only a mirage?\ Perhaps, instead of turning right or turning left on the fork in the road, you notice that there is another possibility that you can create between the paths and you go straight. Sometimes, what seems like an obstacle is merely a waypoint on your journey. Don’t be afraid to test the waters, don’t be afraid to venture into the unknown. The world today is what it is because of people who went beyond previously thought of limits and created nigh everything we know of today. But for that, we must make berth into the future, we must follow our own path. Thought obstacles may be present, though the path may harbor darkness and you may be unable to see the path, make sure to keep your inner fire going, keep on that light fuse. Don’t be afraid to use your very essence, your very goodness, your light, to cast a new road. Always remember, a path paved in darkness can be followed by light, but a path paved in light cannot be followed by darkness. Blaze a trail that shines forever and blazes into eternity.

People that live within the box, think within the box, and breathe within the box, will only ever be able to see two paths upon the fork on the road. Incisive individuals will see additional possibilities. Page 23

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