Who Owns the Weather?
By Catherine J. Frompovich www.activistpost.com
OR A VERY LONG TIME there was a colloquial saying about the weather, e.g., everyone talks about the weather, but no one can do anything about it. Well, not anymore! One just has to look overhead to see all the weather geoengineering that’s taking place, and being sprayed out of contracted airplanes, for that very purpose. As far back as the 1960s, we have documentation that controlling the weather was a priority quest. Furthermore, what did former Secretary of Defense William Cohen [Jan 1997-Jan 2001; Bill Clinton Administration] know about electromagnetic waves and how they interacted with weather geoengineering when he supposedly said, “Others are engaging even in an eco-type of terrorism whereby they can alter the climate, set off earthquakes, volcanoes remotely through use of electromagnetic waves.” From the Executive Summary of the U.S. Air Force 52-page Report “Owning the Weather in 2025: Weather as a force multiplier,” this: In 2025, US aerospace forces can “own the weather” by capitalizing on emerging technologies and focusing development of those technologies to war-fighting applications. Such a capability offers the war fighter tools to shape the battlespace in ways never before possible. It provides opportunities to impact operations across the full spectrum of conflict and is pertinent to all possible futures. The purpose of this paper is to outline a strategy for the use of a future weather-modification system to achieve military objectives rather than to provide a detailed technical road map. A high-risk, high-reward endeavor, weather-modification offers a dilemma not unlike the splitting of the atom. While some segments of society will always be reluctant to examine controversial issues such as weather-modification, the tremendous military capabilities that could result from this field are ignored at our own peril. From enhancing friendly operations or disrupting those of the enemy via smallscale tailoring of natural weather patterns to complete dominance of global communications and counterspace control, weather-modification offers the war fighter a wide-range of possible options to defeat or coerce an adversary. Some of the potential capabilities a weather-modification system could provide to a war-fighting commander in chief (CINC) are listed in table 1. Technology advancements in five major areas are necessary for an integrated weathermodification capability: (1) advanced nonlinear
modeling techniques, (2) computational capability, (3) information gathering and transmission, (4) a global sensor array, and (5) weather intervention techniques. Some intervention tools exist today and others may be developed and refined in the future. In the United States, weather-modification will likely become a part of national security policy with both domestic and international applications. Our government will pursue such a policy, depending on its interests, at various levels. These levels could include unilateral actions, participation in a security framework such as NATO, membership in an international organization such as the UN, or participation in a coalition. Assuming that in 2025 our national security strategy includes weathermodification, its use in our national military strategy will naturally follow. Besides the significant benefits an operational capability would provide, another motivation to pursue weather-modification is to deter and counter potential adversaries.  However, was the military satisfied to leave weather geoengineering only for the battlefield? Apparently not, as we can see in the skies above our heads and the weather anomalies, including EMF waves, on various NOAA and other aerial satellite maps published at www.geoengineerigwatch.org 
The process of manipulating atmosphere moisture (for creating SRM cloud canopy over the largest possible regions) is wreaking havoc on the climate and ecosystems.  Here’s the February 2012 proposed budget Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Justification Book Volume 1 Research, Development, Test & Evaluation, DefenseWide , which apparently pays for wreaking devastating weather havoc on lives, homes, farms, crops and cattle, rivers, wetlands, and even countries!  When will insurance companies, farmers, cattle ranchers, the media and citizens wake up to what’s going on above our very heads, done under the guise of “defense” and “national security,” which is ruining lives and economies? Have you experienced what’s called the
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IGHT HAS A PROFOUND affect on our mood and our physiology, it also nourishes many of the plants that give us sustenance. Yet, how often do we consciously consider light as part of a healthy diet? Here is a mindful approach to using light to nourish your body, mind, and spirit.
The Nutritional Value of Light Some unusual ways light can increase your wellbeing
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Humans did not evolve indoors under artificial light, our biology developed in harmony with the cycles of the sun, moon and seasons. For this reason, we have a built-in clock for physical, mental, and behavioral changes that follow a roughly 24-hour cycle. Plants, animals, microbes, and most other living organisms, also have a circadian rhythm that is primarily influenced by a relationship with light. Our relationship with light follows a circadian rhythm. In humans, it is our pineal gland, part of our endocrine system, that helps us translate external light (or darkness) into biological processes internally. It does this through the production of melatonin which is a derivative of serotonin. The relationship between sleep, melatonin, and serotonin has a profound influence on mood, depression, creativity, mental clarity, and other important aspects of health. You may enjoy learning more about serotonin in a previous article, This is Your Brain on Serotonin. Evidence shows that on sunny days people are more optimistic about the stock market, report higher wellbeing and are more helpful, while extended exposure to dark, gloomy days can result in seasonal affective disorder. -Alison Jing Xu, an assistant professor of manage-
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Dr. John Ott, author of Health and Light found that when he changed from incandescent lighting to fluorescent lighting that plants would suddenly change their growth pattern. This discovery inspired him to start testing the effects of light on animals and found that they were also affected by different kinds of light. For example, pink fluorescent lights harmed mice causing their tails to wither and fall off, they also to developed tumors and died in an average of 7-1/2 months. Cholesterol level in the mice rose sharply under certain dark blue fluorescent lights. While males became obese, females did not. The heart cells of chicken embryos weakened
and ruptured under a red filter. Other types of light caused problems like sexual changes, aggressiveness, hyperactive behavior, aimlessness and disorientation in mice, rats and other animals. The discoveries of John Ott demonstrate that sunlight is an important “nutrient” for a healthy glandular system.
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Before electric lighting, firelight was the first light humans used for seeing after the sun set. This natural form of warm, yellow-red light does not interrupt our circadian rhythm and melatonin production but light bulbs and video screens do. Not only do many of these modern forms of light inhibit melatonin production and interfere with sleep quality, most
do not emit the full spectrum of light that is provided by the sun. For example, the original fluorescent lights used in factories and classrooms had a slow flicker that contributed to stress and also headaches. The newer CFL’s flicker at a much higher rate that is not as problematic though some sensitive people still complain that fluorescent lights have a negative affect on their mood. Full spectrum light bulbs have been shown to elevate moods and help with Seasonal Affected Disorder (S.A.D), which is the depressed, gloomy feeling many people experience during long grey winters. Regardless of the quality of indoor artificial lights, their usage rarely corresponds to the cycles of the sun that our circadian rhythms have evolved to respond to over millennia. The main culprit for interfering with melatonin production, and sleep cycle is the blue light we experience on the screens of our television, computer, and mobile devices. Though we may be enjoying time in front of our screens after the sun sets, this interruption of our circadian rhythm and sleep patterns can open the door to a whole bunch of health issues. Luckily, apps like f.lux and others can filter out the blue light on our devices. A simple Internet search will help you find one that is right for you. As silly as it may sound, some people wear red sunglasses or blue-light blocking sunglasses when they watch their evening movies and have reported favorable results!
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The Taoist View of the Universe
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“Taoists view the universe as the same as, or inseparable from, themselves so that Lao-tzu could say, “Without leaving my house, I know the whole universe.” This implies that the art of life is more like navigation than warfare, for what is important is to understand the winds, the tides, the currents, the seasons, and the principles of growth and decay, so that one’s actions may use them and not fight them.” ~Alan Watts
By Alan Watts
T THE VERY ROOTS of Chinese thinking and feeling there lies the principle of polarity, which is not to be confused with the ideas of opposition or conflict. In the metaphors of other cultures, light is at war with darkness, life with death, good with evil, and the positive with the negative, and thus an idealism to cultivate the former and be rid of the latter flourishes throughout much of the world. To the traditional way of Chinese thinking this is as incomprehensible as an electric current without both positive and negative poles, for polarity is the principle that plus and minus, north and south, are different aspects of one and the same system, and that the disappearance of either one of them would be the disappearance of the system. People who have been brought up in the aura of Christian and Hebrew aspirations find this frustrating, because it seems to deny any possibility of progress, an ideal which flows from their linear (as distinct from cyclic) view of time and history. Indeed, the whole enterprise of Western technology is “to make the world a better place” – to have pleasure without pain, wealth without poverty, and health without sickness. But, as is now becoming obvious, our violent efforts to achieve this ideal with such weapons as DDT, penicillin, nuclear energy, automotive transportation, computers, industrial farming, damming, and compelling everyone, by law, to be superficially “good and healthy” are creating more problems than they solve. We have been interfering with a complex system of relationships which we do not understand, and the more we study its details, the more it eludes us by revealing still more details to study. As we try to comprehend and control the world it runs away – from us. Instead of chafing at this situation, a Taoist would ask what it means. What is that which always retreats when pursued? Answer: yourself. Idealists (in the moral sense of the word) regard the universe as different and separate from themselves- that is, as a system of external objects which needs to be subjugated. Taoists view the universe as the same as, or inseparable from, themselves so that Lao-tzu could say, “Without leaving my house, I know the whole universe.” This implies that the art of life is more like navigation than warfare, for what is important is to understand the winds, the tides, the currents, the seasons, and the principles of growth and decay, so that one’s actions may use them and not fight them. In this sense, the Taoist attitude is not opposed to technology per se. Indeed, the Chuang-tzu writings are full of references to crafts and skills perfected by this very principle of “going with the grain.” The point is therefore that technology is destructive only in the hands of people who do not realize that they are one and the same process as the universe.
Our overspecialization in conscious attention and linear thinking has led to neglect, or ignore-ance, of the basic principles and rhythms of this process, of which the foremost is polarity. In Chinese the two poles of cosmic energy are yang (positive) and yin (negative), associated with the masculine and the feminine, the firm and the yielding, the strong and the weak, the light and the dark, the rising and the falling, heaven and earth, and they are even recognized in such everyday matters as cooking as the spicy and the bland. Thus the art of life is not seen as holding to yang and banishing yin, but as keeping the two in balance, because there cannot be one without the other. When regarding them as the masculine and the feminine, the reference is not so much to male and female individuals as to characteristics which are dominant in, but not confined to, each of the two sexes. The male individual must not neglect his female component, nor the female her male. Thus Lao-tzu says: Knowing the male but keeping the female, one becomes a universal stream. Becoming a universal stream, one is not separated from eternal virtue. The yang and the yin are principles, not men and women, so that there can be no true relationship between the affectedly tough male and the affectedly flimsy female. The key to the relationship between yang and yin is called hsiang sheng, mutual arising or inseparability. As Lao-tzu puts it: When everyone knows beauty as beautiful, there is already ugliness; When everyone knows good as goodness, there is already evil. “To be” and “not to be” arise mutually; Difficult and easy are mutually realized; Long and short are mutually contrasted; High and low are mutually posited; Before and after are in mutual sequence. They are thus like the different, but inseparable, sides of a coin, the poles of a magnet, or pulse and interval in any vibration. There is never the ultimate possibility that either one will win over the other, for they are more like lovers wrestling than enemies fighting.
It is difficult in our logic to see that being and non-being are mutually generative and mutually supportive, for it is the great and imaginary terror of Western man that nothingness will be the permanent universe. We do not easily grasp the point that the void is creative, and that being comes from non-being as sound from silence and light from space. Thirty spokes unite at the wheel’s hub; It is the center hole that makes it useful. Shape clay into a vessel; It is the space within that makes it useful. Cut out doors and windows for a room; It is the holes which make it useful. Therefore profit comes from what is there; Usefulness from what is not there. This space is not “just nothing” as we commonly use that expression, for I cannot get away from the sense that space and my awareness of the universe are the same, and call to mind the words of the Chan (Zen) Patriarch Hui-neng, writing eleven centuries after Lao-tzu: The capacity of mind is broad and huge, like the vast sky. Do not sit with a mind fixed on emptiness. If you do you will fall into a neutral kind of emptiness. Emptiness includes the sun, moon, stars, and planets, the great earth, mountains and rivers, all trees and grasses, bad men and good men, bad things and good things, heaven and hell; they are all in the midst of emptiness. The emptiness of human nature is also like this. Thus the yin-yang principle is that the somethings and the nothings, the ons and the offs, the solids and the spaces, as well as the wakings and the sleepings and the alternations of existing and not existing, are mutually necessary. Yang and yin are in some ways parallel to the (later) Buddhist view of form and emptiness, of which the Heart Sutra says, “That which is form is just that which is emptiness and that which is emptiness is just that which is form.” The yin-yang principle is not, therefore, what we would ordinarily call a dualism, but rather an explicit duality expressing an implicit unity.” ~Alan Watts~
T’S OFFICIAL; we literally have subscribers from all over the world. From Japan to France, Spain to Jordan, we can honestly say that The New Agora is now read worldwide. It’s both a huge responsibility and delight presenting our readers with the best information, news, products and services to help them help themselves in their personal quest for freedom through self-empowerment. For myself as the publisher, the big news, at least as far as my life goes, has been my move back to Canada from Japan. Some of you may know that for the past few years I’ve been travelling back and forth between those two countries, and as much as I’ve enjoyed the pleasures and new horizons, it did become somewhat tiring for both travel and having to work within the time zone differences. Japan is about sixteen hours in Canada’s future; and while I am an early bird, and it’s fun to be living in the ‘future’ (hard to miss deadlines that way) getting up to work every morning in Japan at three can take its toll. In many ways my life has become about the integration of two ways of life. As you can imagine there are vast difference between living and experiencing life in Japan as compared to doing so in Canada. The expedient, honest and polite way that the Japanese interact with others blew me away. They seem to have elevated their personal interactions to an art form. Service I guess is what I’m talking about. Service both in the way businesses operates, and even in the open and willing way friends, relatives and strangers interact. People there will literally run to help you when you enter their place of business. Relatives, co-workers and friends usually offer and insist on timely help and apologize at the slightest of inconveniences. A slight bow with a smile and a general sense of friendliness is how one is often greeted regardless of where one is in the land of the rising sun. Whereas biz dealings are concerned, the Japanese people are never, ever late for their appointments and always fulfill their promised actions. Well, most often anyways. This has affected me and given me a fresh sense of how to elevate our agora and the new and improved way I wish to work with others. There is a peaceful trust that comes upon you when doing business in Japan, knowing that what is said is done. No worries or stress once a promise has been made. And while I certainly can’t impose my new sense of duty upon anyone, I can certainly feel that as we grow and make new connections, contacts and commitments to our now, approaching 100,000 monthly readers, I can and will do better than my best for all of us to grow in wonder and abundance. From my time living in Japan, I’ve learned to be more polite with others, more diligent in my work, and yes, even more dedicated to the people and participators of my daily life. While it’s true, in my opinion, that many Japanese work way too much, it is also true and noticeable to anyone who has experienced Japan, that their service is second to none, and that their joyful manners and genuine politeness are worth emulating. One’s experience in just about any retail/business situation is a quick and happy one that inspires you to come back for more. I heartily recommend a visit to Japan to expereince its people. They’ve truly made Art out of their living. For all of you ‘sitting on the fence’ of joining The New Agora, all I can say is that if your heart is in the right place, and you genuinely wish to help empower our readership, you will find working with us interesting, prosperous and fun. Let’s help one another to greatness! Cheers, Lorenzo
Concerning the Integration of Past Experience By Julian Rose JulianRose.info
OTHING WHICH becomes manifest ever disappears. It becomes integrated into the great body of ethereal matter we call ‘the collective unconscious.’ If we try to sublimate our painful and less happy experiences, they will simply reappear at our time of passing, and play their role in determining the work still required of us in the next cycle of reincarnation. But we can lay all before the omnipotent compassion of Source and ask to be aided in our process of psychic and emotional healing. Healing and integration are two indivisible parts of one whole. Pushing away that which we feel disinclined to face up to, actually makes that thing stronger. It’s an interesting irony. But once we accept that we have to take responsibility for our actions – all of them – then we start the process of defeating the demon at our door. It’s a process which responds positively (not unlike our digestive systems) when what we choose to ‘take-in’ is in harmony with that which is good, fair, honest and healing. If we deem ourselves superior (or inferior) to such a commitment, and pursue a path of self acclimation and/or shallow conformity with the trends of the day, then only trouble awaits us as the passage of life unfolds. Neither is it about attempting to nullify and demolish ego. We all need some ego, but in correct proportions. Abolish ego altogether, and you will find yourself stranded in a world which largely operates according to egoic principles, and will have
only yourself to hold responsible for your demise. It has always been and will always be, about balance. Balance is the art of living. The Art of living. Now the balance to which I refer is not about refusing to take a moral position while sitting on the fence in the middle of a field – where on one side GM crops are being planted – and on the other organic farming is in progress. That, of course, is the opposite of balance. Failure to act when faced by obvious wrong is in the end, a criminal act. I chose the famous statement by Einstein to head the introduction to my book ‘Changing Course for Life’ “The world
Balance is a dynamic thing. It involves seizing hold of something, engaging it in a very direct way and then walking the tightrope wire which passes right down its middle – transforming it into that which is no longer a problem, but a creative and positive act of transformation and change. Yes, my friends, that is indeed the Art of living. There is absolutely nothing we cannot achieve once possessed of this skill. And it is a skill. Like all things wise and wonderful, one must beaver away at the material one has in hand in order to mold it into a thing of beauty and resonance. Nothing great comes without pursuing it with conscious, sustained effort, in this third density existence.
There is absolutely nothing we cannot achieve once possessed of this skill. And it is a skill. is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.” A profoundly true judgment. The real balance that we aim for in our daily lives involves weighing up the contents of each predicament which confronts us, and arriving at a solution which provides the most positive outcome possible. Now this cannot be achieved without actively engaging in the deliberate use of lateral, holistic thinking. We have this problem or challenge right up ahead – it seems to stymie us – no obvious answer as to how to overcome it. Yet, shift the whole thing into a broader more universal context, stand back and look at it anew, and suddenly a solution presents itself.
So it is with the integration of our past experiences. That which haunts us from our past will fail to spook us any longer provided we decide to go at it in the spirit of a valuable challenge. To say to ourselves “OK, I mucked that one up big time, but actually I now see that the actions I took were the one’s I decided upon out of my own free will. Perhaps I needed to go through this experience owing to some necessary learning curve without which I would not have had the chance to recognize some vital home truths. And I begin to see, that it is in fact these truths that enable me to now go forward and to become freed of old phobias.” I am not referring to early childhood years, as in those years we are not in a position to take a controlling position over our lives.
Turning that which is perceived as a block into that which becomes the opposite is one of the most life affirmative experiences one will ever have. And once one has got started, there is no reason why there should not be an infinite number of such transformations during our life times. We are, after all, blessed with infinite consciousness, but cannot know this until at least some element of it becomes manifest. And it won’t become manifest except by squaring up to the greatest challenges that life presents us. So those who are currently going through the mill, take heart, your oppressor may well turn out to be the source of your salvation. Many describe how the source of their pain and confusion comes from childhood experiences. There is a tendency to blame our parents for our own shortcomings. To see one’s self as crippled by the circumstances of one’s early years and to fall victim to the notion that one can’t overcome these shortcomings. But in truth, this is not so. It is not mere whimsy to suggest that we may well choose the circumstances of our birth. That, as I described above, we landed up where we needed to land up in order to have another chance to successfully overcome previous unmet challenges. We have many chances to redeem ourselves in the greater scheme of things. It is the nature of cosmic Lila to eternally offer the chance to each of us to overcome our weaknesses and progress on the beckoning road of conscious awareness. But no one, except a poser, has suggested
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he country’s top white collar crime expert, William Black – who put over 1,000 top S&L executives in jail for fraud, and is a professor of law and economics at the University of Missouri – confirmed recently what the alternative media has been saying for years: the business plan of Wall Street is fraud. That’s their key profit center. Black also says that a British parliamentary investigation Tories found that all of the retail profits of the largest banks in the UK came from fraud. Indeed, the big banks manipulate every single market … and routinely engage in criminal acts. http://bit.ly/2e01abz
n Pentagon Announces ‘Third Phase’ of Military Build-Up Against China
S Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced last Thursday a further dramatic expansion of the Pentagon’s “rebalance” or “pivot” to the Asia Pacific that will only heighten the already tense military confrontation with China in the region. He insisted that the Asia Pacific was “the single most consequential region for America’s future.” Speaking on board the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in San Diego, Carter outlined what he called the “third phase” of the US military build-up and the strengthening of a “principled and inclusive security network” in Asia. While claiming that Beijing was not excluded from the “network,” every aspect of the “third phase” is aimed at preparing for a war with China. http://bit.ly/2db9nL1
n Central banks have turned financial markets into ‘Vegas casino’
have come out adding more fuel to the fire. Because not many are even aware of these documents, letting people know about a truth that can be hard for people to accept, let alone ponder the possibility is very important. It’s just one aspect of the veil that’s been blinding the masses for quite some time now. http://bit.ly/2ee3UVL
nprecedented central bank monetary policies such as negative or zero rates have turned financial markets into a casino, said bond investor Bill Gross of Janus Capital. He recommends investors switch to gold and Bitcoin, if they want to keep their money. “Our financial markets have become a Vegas/Macau/Monte Carlo casino, wagering that an unlimited supply of credit generated by central banks can successfully reflate global economies and reinvigorate nominal GDP growth to lower but acceptable norms in today’s highly levered world,” Gross said in his ‘Doubling Down’ investment outlook. http://bit.ly/2dSzu7W
n Legal Lies It and Fentanyl
n Monsanto ‘Crimes Against Humanity’ Tribunal Officially Began October 14th In Hague Netherlands
s many readers know, we are living in an era of blatant evil, disregard for humanity, illegal wars, manufactured terrorism, broad corruption without consequences and outright tyranny as the global network of criminals pushing for their new world order continue to do whatever it takes to reach their stated goals. In the midst of this ongoing process truth seekers find themselves (ourselves) in an intense information war against these ruling elite. This information war strikes at the very heart of what the ruling elite do. http://bit.ly/2dSyOiO
n French-Japanese Flawed Steel In Reactors Dooms The Nuclear Industry
orporate ownership of 90 percent of media outlets in the United States has made the term ‘mainstream journalist’ quite the oxymoron, but the Washington Post’s newest project eliminates ‘journalist’ from the equation entirely — robots are now writing the outlet’s ‘news.’ Using artificial intelligence technology, the Washington Post is ‘employing’ software to ‘write’ hundreds of news briefs highlighting key information about the Olympic Games in Rio in real-time. http://bit.ly/2dJfPbt
n Death and Extinction of the Bees
cientists have recently reported that mass extinctions of marine animals may soon be occurring at alarmingly rapid rates than previously projected due to pollution, rising water temperatures and loss of habitat. Many land species also face a similar fate for the same reasons. But perhaps the biggest foreboding danger of all facing humans is the loss of the global honeybee population. http://bit.ly/1sdoJxV
n the end it comes down to one leaf vs. another. The primary topic that will have the most impact on the future of pot in BC/ Canada is something that is never discussed. When something has been illegal for so long it has a way of establishing itself as a cash machine for various groups. Political decisions are always based on money. Safety is a non-existent concern. For if our governments really cared about safety, they might want to direct more resources into the Fentanyl epidemic (which our governments invest in). http://bit.ly/2d2Lfai
n US Intelligence Officer: “Every Single Terrorist Attack In US Was a False Flag Attack”
part from documents that have outlined supposed terrorist threats, like Al-Qaeda, and their connection to US intelligence agencies, like the CIA, there are a number of whistleblowers that
n Canada On Precipice Of Declaring All Natural Health Products As Drugs
ccording to the Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA), 70% of Canadians take and use ultra-safe and effective natural health products (NHPs) and are confident in the current licensing of Natural Products Numbers (NPNs); it’s the envy of most other
n First Nations in Canada and US Sign Historic Treaty Opposing Pipelines
ndigenous nations from Canada and the United States have signed a treaty agreeing to oppose future proposals for pipeline, rail, and tanker projects that attempt to carry crude oil from Alberta’s oil sands. Tribes signed a treaty declaring their opposition to future proposals for pipelines that would carry crude oil from Alberta to other locations across Canada and the United States. The tribal nations are opposed to the pipelines based on potential threats to the environment. “What this Treaty means is that from Quebec, we will work with our First Nation allies in BC to make sure that the Kinder Morgan pipeline does not pass and we will also work with our Tribal allies in Minnesota as they take on Enbridge’s Line 3 expansion, and we know they’ll help us do the same against Energy East,” Kanesatake Grand Chief Serge Simon said in a statement. http://bit.ly/2d2OCxJ countries and this is about to change. It is true, Canada is the envy of the world and for many reasons; today I am addressing just two: ethnic diversity and health care. http://bit.ly/2dCu1mK
n Merck’s Former Doctor Predicts Gardasil To Become The Greatest Medical Scandal Of All Time
n NASA admits to spraying Americans with poisonous chemtrails
or years the federal government and others have labeled those who warned about chemicals being sprayed on populations – chemtrails – as conspiracy theorists, but the nation’s space agency has just admitted that the “conspiracy” theorists were 100 percent correct. As reported by The Waking Times, a NASA scientist has admitted that his agency is placing lithium in rocket exhaust (listen here: http://bit.ly/2d2PoLc), which is then dispersed through the atmosphere. What’s more, lithium release has been taking place on and off since the 1970s, Rowland admits on the video, which is actually a taped recording of a phone call. http://bit.ly/2dAhOA8
t is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine” – (source) Marica Angell. She is a physician and author, along with being the first woman to serve as editor-in-chief of The New England Journal of Medicine – regarded as one of the most prestigious peer-reviewed medical journals in the world. http://bit.ly/1EX3DtP
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n With Ice Growing at Both Poles, Global Warming Theories Implode
I n Pesticide Used To Control Zika Mosquitoes Causes Birth Defects, Autism
strategic partner of Monsanto, is the manufacturer of Naled, the pesticide used in the US to control mosquitoes that spread Zika, AND the pesticide believed by some doctors to be the real cause of increasing microcephaly in infants. Both pesticides cause birth defects and increase autism risk in humans. A strategic partner of Monsanto, is the manufacturer of Naled, the pesticide used in the US to control mosquitoes that spread Zika, AND the pesticide believed by some doctors to be the real cause of increasing microcephaly in infants. Both pesticides cause birth defects and increase autism risk in humans. http://bit.ly/2e2A0nX
n the Southern Hemisphere, sea-ice levels just smashed through the previous record highs across Antarctica, where there is now more ice than at any point since records began. In the Arctic, where global-warming theorists preferred to keep the public focused due to some decreases in ice levels over recent years, scientists said sea-ice melt in 2014 fell below the long-term mean. Global temperatures, meanwhile, have remained steady for some 18 years and counting, contrary to United Nations models predicting more warming as carbon dioxide levels increased. http://bit.ly/2e2y7rq
n Australia Becomes First Country To Begin Microchipping Its Population
ack in 2010, CBS news reported that the Australian government had a potential RFID microchipping plan in the works related to the health care system. Now, it seems that this plan is beginning to unfold but the push is not a result of mandated health care reforms, but rather a clever propaganda campaign that equates RFID microchipping with becoming superhuman, and people are begging for it. http://bit.ly/2dt9IIC
By Mary Biles
11 AMAZING Ways
OST PEOPLE ARE familiar with the healing potential of medical cannabis for people who are already ill. In states where its medicinal use has been legalized, cannabis is prescribed to help with things like relieving the side effects of chemo, reducing chronic pain, and treating anxiety. Some even go as far as to say they’ve cured themselves from cancer or turned around autoimmune diseases. But what if taking small amounts of cannabis on a regular basis, as if it were just another health supplement, could actually prevent illnesses before they happen? Sounds far fetched, right? But studies show that it might just be true.
Endocannabinoid System Keeps Us in Balance
The reason cannabis is effective for so many conditions is because it interacts with a physiological system called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) — a complex network of receptors that acts like a dimmer switch to all other activity in the body. This means when there is too much or too little activity going on somewhere, the ECS kicks in and brings it back into equilibrium. Our bodies are filled with ECS receptors that are perfect fits both for our own natural chemicals called endocannabinoids and also for the ones coming from plants such as cannabis. If our ECS is weakened and not functioning properly, introducing plant cannabinoids into our system gives it a helping hand to get on with the job of keeping our system functioning optimally. So if we are in balance, we are less likely to develop disease.
Cannabis Can Prevent Illness
Let’s take a look at some more specific ways that cannabis could prevent us from getting sick. Reducing Chronic Inflammation Lessens Our Chances of Getting Age Related Illnesses One of the compounds in cannabis, CBD, has been shown by scientists to reduce chronic inflammation in the body. Why is this important? Studies show that chronic, systemic inflammation is potentially the root of many of the illnesses associated with ageing, including everything from autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and MS, neurode generative disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, disease, and even cancer. CBD decreases the production and release of pro-inflammatory cytokines in the body as well as reduces the amount of the fatty acid amidohydrolase — the enzyme that breaks down the body’s own anti-inflammatory endocannabinoid Anandamide. So taking CBD equals less
chronic inflammation in the body and better long-term health. A Powerful Antioxidant Life in the modern age puts our bodies under oxidative stress as we are constantly bombarded by free radicals that can, when out of balance, interfere with cell components and ultimately lead to many conditions such as neurodegenerative disorders, cancer, and heart disease, amongst others. Turns out that CBD, along with other plant compounds within cannabis, is a powerful antioxidant, so much so that it has even been patented by the US government. A Healthy Endocannabinoid System Means a Healthy You Ok, so you remember the Endocannabinoid System and how it keeps things working in balance? A theory has been developed by Dr. Ethan Russo suggesting that many of the difficult to explain illnesses such as IBS, fibromyalgia, and
migraines could be explained by a deficient ECS. He says, “If you don’t have enough endocannabinoids you have pain where there shouldn’t be pain. You would be sick, meaning nauseated. You would have a lowered seizure threshold. And just a whole litany of other problems.” And what’s the best way of topping up the endocannabinoid gas in your tank? You guessed it, taking cannabis. CBD Reduces Chronic Anxiety Having chronic anxiety is a surefire way to weaken the immune system, and sufferers are more prone to health problems such as high blood pressure in later life. Studies show that CBD reduces anxiety levels due to its interplay with the 5HT1-A receptor, a serotonin receptor found throughout the brain and in high densities in the cerebral cortex, hippocampus, and amygdala — all heavily involved in mood and anxiety disorders. Human trials have shown it to be particularly effective for social anxiety disorder.
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Regulates Blood Sugar Levels Most people have heard of cannabis causing the ‘munchies,’ but counter intuitively in regular cannabis users, pigging out doesn’t generally result in wider waistlines. One theory is that cannabis positively affects the body’s metabolism. Scientists also believe it may potentially regulate blood sugar levels. According to one study published in the American Journal of Medicine, “current marijuana use was associated with 16% lower fasting insulin levels and 17% lower HOMA-IR (insulin resistance).” More research is currently underway to see if cannabis can be used to treat diabetes, but it’s not beyond the realms of possibility that it could help to prevent it. Now for the Controversial One — Prevent Cancer? At any one time an average person will find some cancer cells in their body. THC, the cannabinoid that gets you high, increases the manufacturing of Ceramide (a metabolite that encourages the death of cancer cells), leaving the healthy ones intact. CBD has also been shown to be antiproliferative, so it could prevent cancer cells from spreading. It also strengthens the immune system, thus helping to fight cancer cells off. So it is possible that both cannabinoids could potentially nip cancer cells in the bud before they get to form into something malignant. Youthful Skin Cannabis based beauty products
are huge right now due to their powerful antioxidant and inflammatory properties combined with purported anti-ageing powers. The stimulation of endocannabinoid receptors through topical use of cannabis creams could explain their ability to heal and smooth damaged skin. Plus cannabis plants are packed full of the essential fatty acid Omega 3, which helps to keep skin hydrated and protected from sun damage. Protect Your Joints A three-year Canadian study funded by the Arthritis Society has shown that cannabinoids don’t just dampen pain, but can actually repair damaged joints. And let’s not forget those Omega 3s. Found in abundance in hemp oil, they make the perfect lubricant to keep us well-oiled and mobilized. So taking cannabis could be as much about protecting our joints as reducing the pain and inflammation once the damage is done. Strengthen Those Bones Endocannabinoid receptors are involved in bone formation and protecting against age related bone loss conditions such as osteoporosis. Both THC and CBD facilitate the process of bone metabolism, in which old bone is replaced with new, and CBD has even been shown to enhance the healing process after a bone fracture. Reduce Hardcore Prescription Meds In the U.S. approximately 12 million people currently take opioid based prescription medicines, with prescription painkiller related deaths rising steadily. Many people find taking cannabinoids alongside their prescription painkillers an effective means to gradually wean
themselves off their medication, which can only have health benefits in the long term. Protect Your Brain There’s so much we don’t know about those 3lbs of jelly-like tissue between our ears. But what we do know is that the ECS is integrally linked to the process of neurogenesis in which new neurons are generated and integrated into the developed brain. Dr Gary Wenk, PhD, a professor of neuroscience, immunology and medical genetics at Ohio State University, recommends consuming small amounts of cannabis daily to protect against brain inflammation and restore neurogenesis. He’s coined the catchy phrase “a puff is enough” because, as he says, “it appears as though only a single puff each day is necessary to produce significant
benefit.” Dr. Wenk’s suggestion is all fine and good if you happen to live in a part of the world where consuming cannabis is legal (although the jury’s out on whether smoking is the best form of ingestion), but for most people, this isn’t the case. So then what? Luckily the nonpsychoactive cannabinoid CBD is also found in industrial hemp, which, due to having next to no traces of THC, is legal in most countries, and has been shown by scientists to also have neuroprotective potential. It all makes for a pretty convincing case that regular, low-level cannabis consumption could prevent many of the diseases that threaten our health as we get older. And who knows, one day we may indeed just take it like any other health boosting supplement or vitamin.
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ESPITE THE FACT that there is increasing evidence to support the use of medical marijuana, it is only legal in 23 states – and unfortunately for Coltyn Turner, Illinois is not one of them. Coltyn is a teenager who was first diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in 2011, and until recently was confined to a wheelchair, as reported by The Free Thought Project. Coltyn is now celebrating his 22nd month of remission after starting to self-medicate for his condition with cannabis oil. After his diagnosis, Coltyn’s health continued to deteriorate and normal medical treatments were unsuccessful. After reading story after story about how cannabis oil can be used to treat debilitating and even critical illnesses, Coltyn was forced to move to Colorado from his home state of Illinois, in order to use cannabis oil treatment without fear of being considered a criminal. “I’d rather be illegally alive than legally dead,” he says. The Turner family was forced to relocate, and they are understandably disappointed that the state has forced them to uproot their lives out of love for their son. They have left behind six generations of family and the place that Coltyn grew up – and now he must continue to fight the disease as “a prisoner in the state of Colorado because of medication,” according to his mother Wendy Turner, as reported in Cannabis Now. According to CNN, there are currently eight medical conditions for which cannabis may be used as a treatment in the states which have legalized it: cancer, HIV/AIDS, glaucoma, seizures, severe pain, severe nausea,
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control her seizures, she suffered from a loss of bone density and a low immune system. The diet worked for two years, but then suddenly was no longer enough to prevent the seizures; Charlotte began suffering upwards of 300 seizures a week, losing the ability to walk, talk or eat. Her mother Paige then turned to medicinal cannabis as a last resort, and after struggling to find doctors willing to prescribe it to such a young child, a strain now known as “Charlotte’s Web” was found to almost entirely alleviate the seizures. Charlotte takes cannabis oil twice a day with food, and now at six years old, only suffers two or three seizures a month; she is also walking and talking.
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An increasing number of studies on the medicinal use of cannabis are being undertaken, and pressure is starting to really mount against those states that refuse to embrace it. Coltyn isn’t the first child in Colorado to see an improvement in their medical condition since using cannabis as a treatment. According to CNN, a child named Charlotte Figi has
suffered regular seizures since she was three months old, lasting between two and four hours, and leading to her being repeatedly hospitalized for long periods of time. After a lengthy and complicated process of trying to get a diagnosis for Charlotte despite her blood tests coming back normal, she was diagnosed at the age of two-and-ahalf with a rare and severe form of epilepsy, known as Dravet Syndrome. Her mother Paige took her to see a specialist who prescribed a ketogenic diet that is high in fat but low in carbohydrates. However, while this helped to
The stories that support the use of medical marijuana are growing in number all the time, and it is now believed that cannabis may have been able to save the life of David Bowie. Juicing cannabis is now becoming popular, as it is thought to not only cure, but also prevent diseases, as reported by Fresh News. Cannabis contains antioxidants, and has anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties. The increased public awareness about the many uses of cannabis will play a huge part in putting pressure on other states (and the rest of the world! Ed.) to legalize cannabis for medicinal purposes. It will also help to increase the number of diseases legally treated by cannabis in those states that are already showing support for this wonderful, life-changing plant. Sources online.
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Mushroom Mysteries, Medicine… and more Part 2
Triterpenes are much smaller the polysaccharides and many varieties are found in mushrooms such as Reishi, which has over 120 different types.
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HE USE OF MUSHROOMS as medicine and superfood can be found in almost every traditional culture, and has a rich history throughout the world. Their ability to assist in healing the body of chronic diseases, tumour systems and weakened immune function has intrigued practitioners, and healers for thousands of years. In the last 50 years this aspect has gained much attention by the health and science community, especially in the west where there has been a dramatic influx of these types of diseases; brought on by the shift from traditional diet to that of a modern one. As such, much time and money has been spent studying mushrooms and attempting to figure out how they work, what potential species may be of benefit, and what the best ways to use them are. There are several constituents of interest that have been found in the medicinally active mushrooms that show great healing potential. The most significant are the polysaccharides and triterpenoids, but benefits have also been attributed to the nucleosides, ergosterol, fatty acids, protein/peptides, trace elements and other compounds unique to each mushroom. Polysaccharides in particular beta-glucans and polysaccharide-protein-complexes have immunomodulating effects on the body. These giant sugar-like compounds have been shown to stimulate non-specific immune system function as well as exert anti-tumour activity through stimulating the body’s
defence mechanism. Beta-glucans, have been termed “biological response modifiers”, due to the large array of functions attributed to them. Both clinical and animal studies have shown that beta-glucans can activate certain aspects of the immune system, stimulating macrophages, NK cells, T cells, and the production of immune system cytokines. There is evidence that they function by binding to membrane receptors and it is believed that the shape, size, and degree of branching are what affect biological activity. Triterpenoids contain a steroidal-like shape and have shown biological activity such as: anti-tumour, immunomodulating, hepatoprotective, antiviral and antioxidant effects.
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n Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum and G. applanatum, G. tsugae): Used as a superfood and medicine in China for over two thousand years, Reishi has been considered a major symbol of health and longevity in TCM. Reishi contains hundreds of bioactive beta-glucans and triterpenes, and has a wide range of uses. Research shows that it can be used therapeutically for cancer, immune system issues, cardiovascular system and respiratory problems, as well as urinary tract symptoms. It is antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, an ACE inhibitor, inhibits blood platelets aggregation, protective to the liver and protective for the body from radiation. Reishi lowers blood cholesterol and other blood lipids, reduces allergies and asthma, while reducing autoimmune issues. It is antioxidant, hypoglycemic, antifibrotic and increases the body’s vitality. Reishi calms the mind, reduces circular arguments and aids in cases of insomnia. To use Reishi it must be prepared in a way that makes its compounds available for absorp-
tion in the body. This means the whole or sliced mushroom must be lightly simmered as a broth or a decoction style tea, prepared was a dual extract tincture, or in a pre-extracted edible powder form. The tea is slightly bitter, though can be used as a base for smoothies, hot drinks or soups. The tincture or powdered extract can be consumed on their own or added to food and drinks. n Chaga (Inonotus obliquus): This mushroom shows up as a sclerotia (growth) that is found mostly on birch trees in the northern regions of our planet. It has been used for at least several hundred years in Russia. Siberia, Eastern Europe and Northern Canada. As a superfood and medicine Chaga has gained much popularity over the last decade, mostly due to its heavily researched anti-tumour and immunomodulating properties. Chaga is also employed as a potent antioxidant for which it is starting to get quite a reputation. Some studies suggest Chaga can be used as an anti-inflammatory, reducing pain sensations and has blood sugar regulating properties. Like other superfood mushrooms Chaga must be prepared in a way that makes its compounds available for absorption in the body. This means cut pieces of the mushroom must be lightly simmered as a broth or a decoction style tea, prepared was a dual extract tincture, or pre-extracted edible powder form. The tea has a nice flavour with hints of vanilla, it can be used as a base for smoothies, hot drinks or soups, the tincture or powdered extract can be consumed on their own or added to food and drinks. n Cordyceps (Cordyceps sinensis): This mushrooms is a parasitic fungus, which
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Breastmilk Does What A Vaccine Can Never Do By Dave Mihalovic preventdisease.com
O CLAIM THAT breastmilk is the gold standard in infant nutrition is an understatement. For a newborn, nothing comes close in nutrient density that is so perfectly customized for an infant as it grows. Breast-fed infants gain incredible protection from antibodies, proteins and immune cells in breastmilk. It defends against a myriad of pathogens in ways that are impossible through vaccination and other pharmaceuticals. The molecules in breastmilk cells help to prevent microorganisms from penetrating the body’s tissues. Some of the molecules bind to microbes in the hollow space (lumen) of the gastrointestinal tract. In this way, they block microbes from attaching to and crossing through the mucosa: the layer of cells, also known as the epithelium, that lines the digestive tract and other body cavities. Other molecules lessen the supply of particular minerals and vitamins that harmful bacteria need to survive in the digestive tract. Certain immune cells in human milk are phagocytes that attack microbes directly. Another set produces chemicals that invigorate the infant’s own immune response.
Naturally-occurring sugars found in breastmilk provide protection against life threatening bacterium by acting as a food source for ‘friendly bacteria’ in a baby’s intestine. Researchers have identified a specific sugar — lacto-n-difucohexaose I — in breastmilk that proved better at killing the bacterium Streptococcus agalacticae than breastmilk without this sugar. Antibodies, which are also called immunoglobulins, take five basic forms, denoted as IgG, IgA, IgM, IgD and IgE. All have been found in human milk, but by far the most abundant type is IgA, specifically the form known as secretory IgA, which is found in great amounts throughout the gut and respiratory system of adults. These antibodies consist of two joined IgA molecules and a so-called secretory component that seems to shield the antibody molecules from being degraded by the gastric acid and digestive enzymes in the stomach and intestines. Infants who are bottle-fed have few means for battling ingested pathogens until they begin making secretory IgA on their own, often several weeks or even months after birth. The secretory IgA molecules passed to the suckling child are helpful in ways that go beyond their ability to bind to microorganisms and keep them away from the body’s tissues. First, the collection of antibodies transmitted to an infant is highly targeted against pathogens in that child’s immediate surroundings. The mother synthesizes antibodies when she
ingests, inhales or otherwise comes in contact with a disease-causing agent. Each antibody she makes is specific to that agent; that is, it binds to a single protein, or antigen, on the agent and will not waste time attacking irrelevant substances. Because the mother makes antibodies only to pathogens in her environment, the baby receives the protection it most needs-against the infectious agents it is most likely to encounter in the first weeks of life. Second, the antibodies delivered to the infant ignore useful bacteria normally found in the gut. This flora serves to crowd out the growth of harmful organisms, thus providing another measure of resistance. Researchers do not yet know how the mother’s immune system knows to make antibodies against only pathogenic and not normal bacteria, but whatever the process may be, it favors the establishment of “good bacteria” in a baby’s gut. Secretory IgA molecules further keep an infant from harm in that, unlike most other antibodies, they ward off disease without causing inflammation-a process in which various chemicals destroy microbes but potentially hurt healthy tissue. In an infant’s developing gut, the mucosal membrane is extremely delicate, and an excess of these chemicals can do considerable damage. Interestingly, secretory IgA can probably protect mucosal surfaces other than those in the gut. In many countries, particularly in the Middle East, western South America and northern Africa, women put milk in their infants’ eyes to treat infections there. I do not know if this remedy has ever been tested scientifically, but there are theoretical reasons to believe it would work. It probably does work at least some of the time, or the practice would have died out. The findings on breastmilk antibodies serve to reinforce the superior nutritional value
of breastmilk for newborns, which offers the baby long-term benefits that infant formula has been unable to match. “Furthermore, the quantity of sugars produced by the mother changes as the baby ages so that a newborn baby will receive a higher amount of sugars in the breastmilk compared to a six-monthold.” The presence of these sugars allows ‘friendly’ bacteria to flourish and outcompete any harmful bacteria that may be in the baby’s gut, such as Group B streptococcus. Since protection by breastmilk occurs primarily at the mucosal surface from factors including secretory IgA (sigA) and human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) such as lacto-N-difucohexaose I, it becomes more more resilient to protein breakdown and so is able to exert its function in the gastrointestinal tract. The pathogens attach onto the sugar, which is subsequently excreted by the body’s immune system. Research from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine explored this paradox demonstrating that breast milk has a strong virus killing effect and protects against oral transmission of HIV.
Vaccines vs. Breastmilk
Vaccines inhibit the growth of essential immune cells early in life, and avoiding vaccines could actually improve an infant’s response to infection. More specifically, vaccines suppress very specific types of proteins found in breastmilk that inhibits the growth of specific cancers. “What happens at an early age is that natural killer cells, like many other immune cells, do not complete their functional maturation until adulthood,” says study senior author Yasmina Laouar, Ph.D., assistant professor in the U-M Department of Microbiology and Immunology. “During this time we are left with an immature immune system that cannot protect us against infections, the reason why newborns and infants are more prone to infection,” she says. Vaccines promote and extend the immature immune system of infants preventing the natural formation of immune cells. This is not only accomplished by interfering with DNA but introducing heavy metals such as aluminum, mercury
and other toxic preservatives found in vaccines. There is a large gap in understanding infant immunity, specifically why the natural killer cell responses are deficient. The study by immunologists at the U-M demonstrates the role of a cell called transforming growth factor beta that can explain why most vaccine scientists mistakenly believe that suppression of the body’s natural signaling mechanisms benefits immunity when it actively suppresses it. As is true of defensive molecules, immune cells are abundant in human milk. They consist of white blood cells, or leukocytes, that fight infection themselves and activate other defense mechanisms. The most impressive amount is found in colostrum. Most of the cells are neutrophils, a type of phagocyte that normally circulates in the bloodstream. Some evidence suggests that neutrophils continue to act as phagocytes in the infant’s gut. Yet they are less aggressive than blood neutrophils and virtually disappear from breast milk six weeks after birth. Milk lymphocytes manufacture several chemicals-including gamma-interferon, migration inhibition factor and monocyte chemotactic factor-that can strengthen an infant’s own immune response. Infants aren’t allergic to human milk protein but are often allergic to proteins in vaccines. Proteins in breast milk are soft, easily digestible whey, have lactoferrin for intestinal health, antimicrobial lysozymes, rich growth factors and sleep-inducing proteins. When mother is exposed to a germ, she makes antibodies to that germ and gives these antibodies to her infant via her milk. In vaccines, there are no live white blood cells and no immunological benefit for infants since there are no functional immunoglobulins to enhance the body. Breastmilk is rich in living white blood cells, millions per feeding and rich in immunoglobulins that benefit the immature immune system. Unlike breastmilk, vaccines contain no digestive enzymes to promote intestinal health. Hormones in human milk contribute to the overall biochemical balance and well being of baby. By taking on the flavor of mother’s diet, breastmilk shapes the tastes of the child to family foods. Vaccines on the other hand create synergistic toxicity, which is a well-known phenomenon where the combination of toxic substances can be greater than the sum of its parts. Vaccination for infants, especially newborns is being slowly established as one of the more risky medical interventions in conventional healthcare. While vaccines have been correlated with allergies, respiratory infections and type 1 diabetes, breastmilk has been shown to prevent all of the above. If we allow an infant’s immune system to naturally develop with optimal nourishment, breast milk, and vitamin D, there is little more that any infant will need to optimize health. If we continue to pursue artificial means of immunization, it will only lead to the polar opposite result, immune suppression and inevitably disease.
By Christina Sarich
IG AG MODELS OF FARMING thousands of acres of mono-crops, planted with copious herbicides and petroleum-based fertilizers have depleted our soil, and made arable, non-toxic land hard to come by, but low-cost and low-tech mini-farms sprinkled across America’s landscape are providing sustainable, organic food to millions as we continue into the future. Their model? Farms in Africa and Latin America (among over 150 countries) that are growing food under the harshest conditions imaginable. Companies like Monsanto have a repulsive habit of pushing their patented seeds, infused with infertility or harmful genetic material, onto communities in crisis. Terminator seeds have become famous in India, and linked to thousands of farmer suicides, while Monsanto’s cross-pollination (like it or not) of crops in Hungary and Haiti have also devastated entire communities.
Bio-Intensive Farms Can Beat Industrial Farms Any Day! In Mexico, farmers and activists recently won a huge battle against Monsanto, who was trying to cultivate GM corn in an area known for growing more than 36 varieties of indigenous corn that took thousands of years to develop. Mexico’s Supreme Court blocked a move that would allow the cultivation of GMO soy in the Mexican states of Campeche and Yucatan, and in a separate appeals court decision, a federal judge upheld a 2013 ruling that barred companies such as Monsanto and DuPont/Pioneer from planting or selling GM corn within Mexico’s borders. Likewise, a very patronizing attitude toward African farmers has been carried
Mini-Bio-Intensive Farms Providing Organic Food in Middle of 7-Year Drought by Big Ag and Biotech companies desirous of insinuating their GM seed into the continent, too, but ‘terminator’ seeds are not wanted there. Monsanto has been out to monopolize the African continent with their seed, but there is a better way, and small-scale farmers are proving it so. It is clear that GM seed has devastated entire countries, let alone communities, but are there other alternatives to provid-
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ing food for the 7.4 billion people on this planet? The answer is, simply — YES. Farmers like Olawumi Benedict are happily tending to her “little babies” — kale seeds growing in wooden flats just prior to being transplanted, and Jonnes Mlegwah is doubledigging a plot of soil meant for potatoes. These farmers are from Africa now working in America, but are representa-
tive of a few thousand small-farm workers that have turned to bio-intensive practices from San Francisco to Maine in the US, as a means to generate income, and feed the hungry masses. Small-scale, bio-intensive farming is already happening throughout Latin American and African countries because it works. Its’ cheap, and effective, and doesn’t require any reliance on biotech’s patented seeds and cancer-causing chemicals. It has been gaining popularity in the States for similar reasons. Take Samuel Nderitu and his wife Peris Wanjiru as an example of what an education in bio-intensive farming can do. Both are graduates of a 2-Year bio-intensive training program offered at Manor House Agricultural Centre in Kenya, sponsored by the Kilili Self-Help Project. They are successfully growing sustainable, organic food in an area of Kenya that has been subjected to a seven-year drought and a high rate of HIV/AIDS. Many refugees from Kenya’s political struggles reside in Thika, where poverty is the norm. Many are living under the most vulnerable circumstances there. Nderitu now helps to run a small bio-intensive farm and classroom that has created a ripple effect. Farmers around the region who were once in the chokehold of poverty are now learning to grow more food with fewer resources, build soil fertility, conserve water, and create community food security. Bio-intensive farms use 50 to 75 percent less land and 94 to 99 percent less energy to produce the same amount of food as a comparable conventional farm. What’s more is that during the height of the drought in Thika, Kenya, the biointensive farm created by Nderitu and his
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By Kyle Hunt
Were There Giant Trees in the Days of Yore?
This could explain how oddities like the petrified forest came to be, with the artifacts we see today being the chopped up branches of a massive silicon tree. One good example of what could be the tree stump of a large “tree” is the famous Devils Tower. National Geographic tells us: Although magma formed Devils Tower, it was probably never part of a volcano. Most geologists agree that Devils Tower is an igneous intrusion, a place where magma from the Earth’s mantle welled up between chunks of sedimentary rock.
T IS IMPORTANT that we never lose focus of the criminal cabal that is poisoning our world and assaulting our people at every level, and we must do everything we can to fight against our destruction, but sometimes it can be beneficial to take a step back and take a look at things from a big picture perspective. Otherwise we won’t be able to see the forest for the trees. An intriguing “conspiracy theory” has been circulating the alternative research community for the past few weeks, which posits that our world once looked much different than it does now, with giant trees towering above us, making the “forests” we see today look like mere bushes, or even moss. I am not completely sold on the idea, and do find the timing of the release of this information to be somewhat suspect, but I feel it is worth considering, even though some of our readers might not willing to entertain ideas that fly in the face of mainstream history and science. This theory seems somewhat wild and outlandish until you start to consider some of the evidence. Many ancient religious traditions from all around the world tell of giant trees, with their existence even being mentioned in the Bible: “The tree grew large and strong and its top touched the sky; it was visible to the ends of the earth.” (Daniel 4:11) The Norse had Yggdrasil, the World Tree, which stood at the center of the world as the axis mundi. The Aryan vedas contain detailed description of massive and majestic trees, which leads me to think that maybe there was not just one Yggdrasil, but perhaps many giant trees, with each one serving as a home for each tribe of people, along with all of the other flora and fauna that a “tree of life” would support. In addition to the religious and esoteric traditions, there are also popular culture references to such trees popping up in movies, TV shows, books, and more. A whole book could be written on the many ancient and modern references to giant trees, and that is all well and good, but if such trees really existed we cannot simply base our conception of the world on fairy tales of fairy forests. There would have to be evidence of these trees, even if they died or were cut down, right? Well, the theory being presented suggests that there is evidence of these ancient trees still around, but we just have not understood what we were looking at. This might seem a bit absurd, but stay with me while I explain more. The trees of yore may not have been carbon-based, like the ones we see all around today, but silicon-based, which explains why the do not decompose and rot, but stand solid to this day.
So magma bubbled straight up from the earth into hexagonal columns? Hmm. Let’s take a closer look at this magma miracle. This is the same official explanation that is given for the Giant’s Causeway. The BBC lets us know: The Giant’s Causeway is made up of some 40,000 large black basalt columns which protrude from the sea. It formed when molten rock was forced up through fissures in the earth to form a lava plateau.
This is the same kind of formation that can be found in Fingal’s cave in Scotland. Staffa Tours tells us: Its structure is unique. Nowhere else is there a sea cave formed completely in hexagonally jointed basalt.
Perhaps some of these trees fell on their own, just like our carbonbased trees of today, creating what we see today as certain mountains. “Wail, you juniper, for the cedar has fallen; the stately trees are ruined! Wail, oaks of Bashan; the dense forest has been cut down! (Zechariah 11:2)”
Now some people might think that all of the deforestation and relentless construction of our world is the result of Aryan ingenuity, but I think this is the result of a mind virus that was implanted in us, causing us to wreck our own world for the benefit of an alien tribe. I tend to agree with Joni Mitchell on this one: “They paved paradise / And put up a parking lot.”
The Pando tree is known as the Trembling Giant, as it is not really a collection of many small trees, but actually one gigantic male aspen, connected underground, thought to weigh 6,000,000 kg and be 80,000 years old. It appears to be dying, along with many other trees, which could be due to the aerosol spraying in the skies, along with other toxins of our modern world.
But who has orchestrated this all? Was it like in Lord of the Rings, where the dark wizard Saruman used his orcs to chop down ancient forest and quarry into the earth to create weapons of war? Or maybe it was “aliens” in space craft with advanced technology? Is this why Devils Tower featured so prominently in Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind?
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by Yelena Sukhoterin althealthworks.com
HELLY COOPER’S STORY will sound familiar to many. Overweight for most of her life, she went through a row of fad diets that promised quick results but did not deliver. In between diets that failed, she always fell back on a conventional American diet. During her two pregnancies she developed gestational diabetes, and was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes few years later. Her doctor prescribed her a variety of diabetes drugs, but all of them made her feel ill every day, and she finally had enough. “After feeling unwell for so long, I refused to take any more medication. I told my doctor I was going to try and cure my diabetes through diet,” Shelly writes for Forks Over Knives. “He laughed at me,” she added. But that did not stop her from trying the natural route and succeeding. She never went back to her doctor, instead switching to a plantbased diet with a lot of raw vegetables and fruits. She followed advice from the Forks Over Knives documentary, and from plant-based physicians such as Dr. John McDougall from Santa Rosa, California and Dr. T. Colin Campbell from New York state (both have written book on nutrition such as “Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition” and “The McDougall Program: 12 Days to Dynamic Health). The results were amazing. Shelly reports that in her 50s she feels better than in her 30s; she has more energy than ever; she lost weight; and most importantly, her A1C level (level of blood sugar) is back to normal — her diabetes had vanished as well! She is not the only one who successfully reversed type 2 diabetes (as well as other diseases) with a proper diet. Forks Over Knives has collected dozens of success stories from ordinary people. If you want to reverse diabetes naturally,
Type 2 diabetes reversed.
Dr. Josh Axe has a program for reversing diabetes in 30 days.
Her Doctor Laughed When She Said She Would Cure Diabetes Naturally ... Two Years Later and The Results Speak For Themselves
here are few tips that may be able to help. Tips on Reversing Diabetes Naturally According to wellness physician Dr. Josh Axe type 2 diabetes is completely reversible, and can be done so in under 30 days. Type 1 diabetes can also be greatly improved. To improve type 1 diabetes, which is an autoimmune disorder, the following is advised: n Detoxify from heavy metals and to get rid of viruses n Avoid GMO foods, wheat, cow’s milk, and soy n Heal leaky gut and autoimmune issues To reverse type 2 diabetes, which is a metabolic disorder caused by high blood sugar levels, it is recommended to do the following:
n Avoid refined sugars, grains (especially gluten), non-RAW cows’ milk, alcohol; GMOs corn, soy, and canola. n Get rid of hydrogenated oils (vegetable, soybean, cottonseed, and canola oils), which are a source of highly dangerous trans fats Dr. Josh Axe has a program for reversing diabetes in about 30 days. n Include high fiber foods into your diets: vegetables, seeds, nuts, berries, and avocados. n Eat foods rich in chromium, such as RAW cheese, broccoli, green beans, and grassfed beef. n Incorporate coconut oil into your diet, as it helps balance blood sugar levels. n Eat foods high in omega-3 fatty acids,
such as wild-caught fish, walnuts, chia seeds, hemp seeds, pastured eggs and more. Omega 3s will help lessen inflammation caused by high blood sugar. n Choose low glycemic foods. Vegetables, seeds and nuts, avocados, coconut, organic meat and eggs, RAW dairy, as well as wild-caught fish are all low-glycemic. nAdd dietary supplements to your wellness routine that help balance blood sugar levels. Dr. Axe recommends Chromium Picolinate, cinnamon, fish oil, alpha-lipoic acid, and fiber powder. nExercise daily. A 20-30 minute walk after a meal every day, and 20-40 minutes of cardio training 3-5 days a week has been shown beneficial. And if you are at risk for diabetes, here is some advice on how to prevent it.
Habits That Help You Prevent Diabetes
n Eat a variety of organic vegetables of fruits of every color, because all of them will have different nutrients and plant-rich diet has been shown to be a great preventative. n Avoid plastics because some chemicals in them, such as phthalates, which have been linked with an increased diabetes risk. These chemicals are also found in beauty products. Avoid products that contain “fragrance.” n Do yoga. A study in India found that people who did yoga had stable blood sugar levels. n Get plenty of sleep. Studies show that a person’s blood sugar level jumps about 23% after a night of poor sleep. n Take care of your emotional well-being. Depression and diabetes commonly go hand in hand. This article is for informational purposes only; consult a doctor for more info and see our disclaimer here (http://althealthworks.com/ affiliate-disclosure/)
By Lawrence Miglialo
ODAY IT IS QUITE easy to get caught up in negativity and become overwhelmed about the state of the world. It’s as simple as turning on the television or radio or talking with a random person or someone close to you; everyone is talking about the problems we all face. Our destruction is trending. While it is important to understand the issues at hand, it is even more crucial that we create solutions that are powerful and simple, as well as address a triple bottom line — Earth care, people care, and fair share. Fortunately for us and these times, we are seeing how stress can create some of the most beautifully innovative solutions to the difficulties on the planet. One of the simplest solutions to many of the environmental, political, social, and medical issues we face today lies within something so juicy and delicious it’s almost too good to be true: fruit! You may be wondering how fruit is going to save the world, but by the end of this article, it will be clear that fruit can contribute in a huge way to eliminating so many of the difficulties we face in our daily lives.
Planting fruit trees within a community strengthens the local food scene as well as contributes to building relationships — both by meeting people who grow the food we eat as well as allowing us to share the bounty of our harvest. It’s fascinating to learn of orchards that have been around for generations and indigenous varieties of foods that were abundant in cultures past, which we have never seen in a grocery store. Plus, paying your local farmer for
Powerfully Simple Ways Fruit Can Save The World
foods helps to strengthen local economies by keeping your money local. Which reminds me…
As I just mentioned, keeping money local creates strength in a community’s economy, and fruit is one of the most prosperous symbols we have. First, it helps with erosion control by helping to hold down the soil — and topsoil is one of the most endangered resources on the planet,
making it crucial we do whatever we can to help secure and build healthy soils. The fruit produced by the tree is a gift to us, an offering, and some believe it is our duty as living beings to spread the seeds. The amount of food, medicine, shelter, fibre, timber, and firewood produced by fruit trees makes this a valuable resource for everyone and everything. Mother nature provides us with an abundance of seeds — seeds which have
been used as a backing to commerce in generations past. We have the power to bring back the seed as a symbol of value and prosperity in our trading systems. Trees also have a huge role within the water cycle by accumulating moisture in the air, which contributes to rain cloud formation. They are the breathing system working synergistically with other living beings, sequestering carbon and releasing oxygen into the atmosphere.
Health and Longevity
Fruit has long been used as a tool for allowing our bodies to heal themselves. It seems every week another fruit is seen as the latest “cure” for many of today’s ailments. Fruit is extremely hydrating, as it contains within it living waters that are purified and filtered by the plants themselves. Represented by varying colours across the spectrum, the fruit’s living waters are infused with colour therapy from the Sun. They also contain fibre, which helps to clean and sweep the bowels of the body, where most holistic practitioners agree “dis-ease” starts. Fruit is the easiest food for the body to digest and break down, allowing us to also absorb and use its nutrients. The simple sugars found within fruit do not require much energy from the body to break down compared to more complex carbohydrates and proteins, affording the body more energy to conduct other activities within, including deeper healing. Our body loves simplicity. Fruit is also alkalizing, which creates the environment necessary for regenerative healing. “Dis-ease” cannot exist in an alkaline state. It has a high electro-magnetic field that
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By Alex Pietrowski
This practice is done ostensibly to protect public health, yet spraying people with a lowlevel toxic poison entirely contradicts this, yet world beuracrats see this as permissible. “This process is being referred to as “disinsection,” a word that seems to have been made up by the TSA or airline industry. Disinsection, or the spraying of an insecticide or pesticides on planes, is now permitted under international law. The Department of Transportation says that the supposed intent is to protect public health, crops and agriculture, and the environment.” [http://www.naturalhealth365. com/pesticides-toxic-chemicals-1927.html]
HROUGH CASE LAW, as well as by the 4th amendment of the U.S. Constitution, it is well established as a legal precedent in the United States that an individual has the right to informed consent of any invasive medical procedure. “No right is more sacred, or is more carefully guarded by the common law, than the right of every individual to the possession and control of his own person, free from all restraint or interference of others, unless by clear and unquestionable authority of law ... To compel any one, and especially a woman, to lay bare the body, or to submit it to the touch of a stranger, without lawful authority, is an indignity, an assault, and a trespass ...” ~— Union Pacific Railway Co. v. Botsford (1891) “Mandating an invasive procedure in order to give informed consent is not a proper role for the state. No person should be directed to undergo an invasive procedure by the state, without their consent, as a precondition to another medical procedure.” — Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell (2012) This is quite common sensical, yet now we find a pressing need to extend this to include the right to not be poisoned without our consent, as state and corporate powers are granting themselves the authority to spray people with dangerous and toxic chemical insecticides ... for public health, of course.
Fighting Aerial Spraying of Toxic Zika Insecticide Naled
Florida residents have begun to fight back against the aerial spraying of the insecticide Naled which is being used to control the spread of the Zika virus by killing adult and young mosquitoes in targeted areas. Organized and organic resistance is growing, as many people are voicing objections to having their persons,
Our Right to Informed Consent Being Usurped –
Will You Resist?
families, homes, pets, and surrounding areas sprayed without consent. “If you’re going to spray, we should have a say,” chanted protestors during a heated meeting at Miami Beach City Hall recently. This is the information age, and as one protestor pointed out it doesn’t take a genius to look up the health risks of Naled. Naled is moderately to highly toxic by ingestion, inhalation and dermal adsorption. Vapors or fumes of naled are corrosive to the
mucous membranes lining the mouth, throat and lungs, and inhalation may cause severe irritation. A sensation of tightness in the chest and coughing are commonly experienced after inhalation. As with all organophosphates, naled is readily absorbed through the skin. Skin which has come in contact with this material should be washed immediately with soap and water and all contaminated clothing should be removed. Persons with respiratory ailments, recent exposure to cholinesterase inhibitors, impaired cholinesterase production, or with liver malfunction may be at increased risk from exposure to naled. High environmental temperatures or exposure of naled to visible or UV light may enhance its toxicity. [http:// pmep.cce.cornell.edu/profiles/extoxnet/metiram-propoxur/naled-ext.html] The EPA ad the CDC maintain that when used in proper dosages and applied at the proper times in the proper manner it does not pose a risk to humans or household pets, which is in itself debatable, however, residents are not only speaking on behalf of themselves, but also for other insects, plants, wildlife and waterways that are being treated as well.
Spraying Airline Passengers Without Consent or the Right to Decline
Another startling example of this is practice of spraying airline passengers with toxic pesticides during flight. A toxic insecticide, d-phenothrin is commonly used on airlines to prevent the spread of insects from one region to another, and is often directly sprayed on passengers. It is toxic, according to this fact sheet: ‘d-phenothrin is low in toxicity when eaten, breathed in, or applied to skin or eyes. When d-phenothrin gets on the skin, it can cause skin sensations like tingling, itching, burning, or numbness at that spot. These sensations usually go away within 48 hours. d-Phenothrin can also be mildly irritating to skin and eyes. Reported symptoms from eating or breathing in d-phenothrin are rare, but can include nausea, vomiting, throat irritation, headaches, and dizziness.’ [http://npic.orst. edu/factsheets/dphengen.html]
The following video was posted on YouTube with a description of events: https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=oAkM_Ps5-gM “This is on a China Eastern flight from Shanghai to Sydney. The hostesses sprayed this all through the cabins about 30 minutes before landing. I was told to stop filming. I personally don’t think being subject to a pesticide spray while I am stuck in a pressurized cabin is protecting my health; it’s just the opposite—it’s an assault. What happens to people with asthma or someone like me who suffers from an auto immune condition and is uber sensitive to chemicals?” [http://www. truth-out.org/opinion/item/31402-pesticideson-planes-how-airlines-are-softly-killing-us] Surprisingly, very few people are willing to directly confront things like this as they’re happening, however, not everyone has become a sheeple. Here is a thought-provoking video from a woman who was on a flight to Australia when she vocally objected to the practice. She says she looked to other passengers for support, but not a single person would voice concern along with her. When the plane landed she was escorted off the plane by six police officers. https://www.facebook.com/petra. eatjuicy/videos/10157443064490416/
Final Thoughts – Playground Bully Logic
Americans, and people all over the world, are being pressed evermore by big government and corporate authoritarians to forfeit personal sovereignty under the weight of authoritarian decree and the guise of ‘public health.’ It’s playground bully logic, really. If you want something from someone and you’re bigger than them, just take it, as there’s a one in a thousand chance that the underdog will object, let alone fight back. The flip-side of this logic, however, is that when even the smallest and seemingly weakest stand up to bullying, bullies nearly always shirk away in defeat. Will you resist this latest assault on your rights? ‘The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.’ — Amendment IV to the U.S. Constitution
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 WakingTimes.com and Offgrid Outpost, a provider ofstorable food and emergency kits. Alex is an avid student of Yoga and life. his article (Our Right to Informed Consent Being Usurped – Will You Resist?) was originally created and published by Waking Times and is published here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to AlexPietrowski and WakingTimes.com. It may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.
There is a “network” of HAARPs in numerous countries around the globe. What does that tell you about conspiracies? They are REAL, alive, thriving and being pulled off by government agencies and military planes too.
Weather From page 2
“chemtrail cough” [5-6]? A hacking that you can’t get rid of for months and your doctor doesn’t know what to do for it? There’s even “chemtrail flu.”  This YouTube video explains more than the new world order controllers apparently want us to know.
u Danger In The Sky — The Chemtrail Phenomenon https://youtu.be/UdtLTyNOB0A
Even tornadoes probably are being geoengineered, as has been stated by researchers!  In 2013 the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory embarked upon a campaign to produce the densest artificial plasma clouds using HAARP, the High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program, operated out of Gakona, Alaska. 
the latest weather reports and/or catastrophes, which “gagged” weather readers on TV screens, radio and elsewhere are trying to make us believe are normal “Acts of God”? However, shouldn’t they be a little more humble and remember, “You don’t eff with Mother Nature, and get away with it.” Remember these weather events, and shouldn’t we question what role the weather geoengineers played in orchestrating them: The true severity of the drought in the west is not accurately reflected in the drought monitor&rdquo;[sic] map above. The actual conditions on the ground are much much [sic] worse as California has been descending into ever worsening drought for 7 years now. This season to date there has been no significant rain at all.  Spring planting season is coming soon; how will it be affected by toxic weather spraying, man-made torrential rains and tornadoes? As I write this, parts of the State of Louisiana are under water.  A record-setting rise in the rivers of Louisiana! Will weather catastrophes make less food available and at higher food prices? Can you plant your own food garden this year? Plant non-GMO seeds, if you do. It’s time to get our heads out of the sand and realize what’s going on. Wake up and see the chemtrails—technology’s poison clouds. Maybe this video can help you clear the cobwebs out of your mind about some things.
u Chemtrails, Vaccines & GMOs:
Toxins from Above and Below with Jason Christoff https://youtu.be/w1TRhQth1MM
HAARP, Gakona, Alaska  There is a “network” of HAARPs in numerous countries around the globe. What does that tell you about conspiracies? They are REAL, alive, thriving and being pulled off by government agencies and military planes too. Shouldn’t we, who are affected by geoengineered weather, start demanding answers from those in government and government agencies as to what’s going on, why and who’s paying for it? Shouldn’t citizens start filing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests with various government agencies asking about weather geoengineering, as it is technically known?
Aren’t we constantly overwhelmed by
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 http://www.nrl.navy. mil/media/news-releases/2013/ nrl-scientists-produce-densestartificial-ionospheric-plasmaclouds-using-haarp  http://www.nbcnews. com/news/weather/death-tollrises-after-tornadoes-stormsravage-south-n485506  http://ww2.kqed. org/science/series/californiadrought-watch/  http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/engineereddrought-catastrophe-targetcalifornia/  http://www.cbsnews. com/news/historic-floodingleaves-parts-of-louisiana-underwater/ Catherine J Frompovich (www.catherinejfrompovich.com/) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in
Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting. Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on Amazon.com. Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on Amazon.com and as a Kindle eBook. Two of Catherine’s more recent books on Amazon.com are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008)
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Many of them do perform philanthropic work; however, others are created and controlled right from the start to be nothing more than instruments of infiltration and influence. Makia Freeman
(Non Governmental Organizations) have become quite the choice tool of subversion, destabilization and domination for the US-led New World Order. As the recent Soros hack has shown, the US (in particular) has embarked on a cunning strategy of infiltration in its foreign policy. On the surface, NGOs appear as benign, helpful and, at the very worst, harmless creatures which do work that promotes the betterment of humanity. Many of them do perform philanthropic work; however, others are created and controlled right from the start to be nothing more than instruments of infiltration and influence — influence which is highly unwanted in the target nation. These latter kind of NGOs are a manifestation of US-NWO soft power by which the US can manipulate and dominate a country without having to fire a single bullet. This subterfuge was working very well for awhile, but now in the aftermath of the 2014 Ukraine coup and other events, nations are beginning to wake up to the trickery and are passing laws restricting or forbidding NGOs on their turf. Russia, China, Israel and Other Countries Now Restricting or Banning Foreign NGOs Inside their Land The fact that numerous nations such as Israel, China, India, Russia and others have passed laws against foreign NGOs gives you some idea of how powerful NGOs have become. In July 2016, Israel passed a law requiring foreign NGOs to declare the source of
The NGOs of arch manipulator George Soros played a big part in the 2014 Ukrainian coup. Above: the Maidan in Ukraine, before and after.
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Subversion For The New World Order
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local organizations seeking to serve the interests of the Israeli public;” and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the law’s goal was “to prevent an absurd situation in which foreign states meddle in Israel’s internal affairs by funding NGOs, without the Israeli public being aware of it.” In April 2016, China passed a law requiring foreign NGOs to register with, and be approved by their Government. In March 2015, India banned 69 NGOs from receiving foreign contributions. Earlier in December 2012, Russia passed a law that was specifically targeted against US NGOs operating inside Russia. Some of the provisions from the law are: n Activities of NGOs participating in political activities or implementing other activities constituting a threat to the interests of Russia and receiving funds from US citizens or organizations shall be suspended and their
assets seized (The Ministry of Justice may issue a decision to restart activities of an NGO whose activity was previously suspended after the NGO stops receiving funding from US citizens or organizations). - Citizens with dual US-Russian dual citizenship are prohibited from membership or participation in the management of Russian NGOs or registered offices of foreign NGOs that participate in political activities in Russia. - In case of the seizure of assets of an NGO, the NGO also loses its rights to found mass media outlets and is prohibited from conducting mass and public events and from using bank accounts, with a few exceptions outlined in Federal Law on NCOs. So why are so many countries all of a sudden getting so scared of NGOs? The answer lies in the power of NGOs to influence public thought and stealthily disseminate propaganda that can cause people to lost faith in their politicians, overthrow governments and induce a nation to make poor decisions that benefit the funder of the NGOs, usually the US.
NGOs: When Soft Power Becomes the Tough Power to Destabilize and Overthrow
Take a look at George Soros’ colossal network of NGOs, which include the NED (National Endowment for Democracy) and NDI (National Democratic Institute). As Eric Draitser notes in his article China’s NGO Law: Countering Western Soft Power and Subversion: Human Rights Watch, and the NGO complex at large, has condemned China’s Overseas NGO Management Law because they quite rightly believe that it will severely hamper their efforts to act independently of Beijing. However … the reality is that they act as a de facto arm of western intelligence agencies and governments, and they have played a central role in the destabilization of China in recent years. The oft touted leader of Occupy Central was a pro-Western academic named Benny Tai, a law professor at the University of Hong Kong. Though he presented himself as the leader of a grassroots mass movement, Mr. Tai has for years been partnered with
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“It is a well-known fact that those people who most want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it. Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.” — Douglas Adams
By Gary ‘Z’ McGee www.Waking Times.com
O SINGLE HUMAN BEING should ever be allowed as much power as the president is given, no matter how competent, worthy, or wise they may be. Power can take down the most robust of characters. It’s a fire that burns unless it is somehow dispersed and expiated. The irony is that nobody who wants to be president should be president, because they are the ones most likely to become corrupt, if they’re not corrupt already. Lured by power, lured by the need to rule, lured by the need to control, those seeking power are the least fit to wield it. So it most definitely goes. Sure, there might be exceptions out there somewhere. But it is highly unlikely. There may be a “Harry Potter” out there in the real world who is willing to break the “Elder Wand” so its power doesn’t have a chance to corrupt. But it is very doubtful. There may be a “Maximus” out there somewhere, willing to “defeat Rome” and “once all of Rome is his,” simply walk away. But it is highly doubtful. Barring any real-life mythological heroism, power over others is simply too much responsibility for one person, or even a group of people, to handle. With that taken into consideration, here are seven reasons why we do not need a president (or any such character by any other title. Ed.).
1.) Power Tends to Corrupt
“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” — Lord Acton
This is the biggest reason why we do not need a president. The average human simply cannot handle power. As Abraham Lincoln observed, “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Authentic power empowers others. Honest power has no need to cling to power, it releases it instead. It spreads it out. It expiates it. It empowers others. We don’t need a president with power, we need more leaders who understand the nature of power. We don’t need a president for the same reasons we don’t need leaders who are intent upon gaining followers. We need leaders who are intent upon creating better leaders. Authority be damned. Hierarchy be damned. The only thing that matters is the prevention of corrupt power, lest we inadvertently slip into a tyrannical state. The president is given too much power. That’s the bottom line. On a long enough timeline such power becomes corrupt. And here we are, living in a time where the corruption is rampant within a bloated, unhealthy, unsustainable system built upon violence and ignorance. And still, the ballot boxes are fat with the myopic votes of the blindly obedient.
2.) The Presidency Just Propagates the Outdated Power of the State
“The Great Lie is that this is civilization. It’s not civilized. It has literally been the most blood-thirsty brutalizing system ever imposed upon this planet. This is not civilization, this is the Great Lie. Or if it does represent civilization, and that is truly what civilization is, then the Great Lie is that civilization is good for us.” — John Trudell
The state: a mass of paranoia and ignorance accumulated over time to create the most monstrous beast of human ill-thought to have ever defaced the planet. The state: billions of people elbowing each other through the codependent wretchedness of hierarchical violence. The state: a propped up entity of ominous design, placating its citizens with freedom like a carrot dangling on a stick. The state: a distended concept of the overreach of power, fattening and fattened upon, the reasoning centers of the brains of those fooled by the trickle-down theory of (an inhumane) hu-
7 Reasons Why We Do Not Need a President man commodification. Or, as Nietzsche claimed, “The State is the name of the coldest of all cold monsters. Coldly it lies; and this lie slips from its mouth: “I, the state, am the people.”” Alas, the accumulation of the state has led to the erosion of individual freedom. A bottomup approach toward reclaiming individual power, and thus individual freedom, should come first. But that doesn’t mean we should turn a blind eye to what must come second (if there is to be anything left to be free in at all) –a systematic collapse from the top-down. It begins when we get over this outdated notion that we need a president.
3.) Anarchy Trumps All Other
“Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.”
— Plato Anarchy has a bad rap. This is due, in no small part, to the false accusations and trumped-up charges vomited out by statist-individuals with propagandized soup for brains. Anarchy is so simple it should be common sense. It literally means no masters, no rulers. It does not mean no rules. It simply means following rules that actually matter (cosmic law; common sense, the golden rule, the non-aggression principle, etc.), rather than obeying rules and laws made up by other fallible human beings. Blind obedience is the problem, the glitch, and the fly in the ointment within any and all governance that falls under the corrupt umbrella of the state. And so blind allegiance to a president (or to anyone! Ed.) is a hindrance for any human being seeking freedom from the tyranny of would-be rulers and upstart masters.
4.) Horizontal Democracy Trumps Representative Democracy
“There is nothing more difficult to execute than to introduce a new order of things; for he who introduces it has all those who profit from the old system as his enemies.” — Machiavelli
Ours is not a democrat/republican issue. That’s just smoke and mirrors; another way to keep the people divided on tough issues so that it gets the government off the hook for making bad decisions. It doesn’t get them off the hook, but it does slow things down. No. It’s not a bipartisan problem; it’s a system problem. The struggle here is against a corrupt construct, not against people. This type of struggle requires a different tactic. The answer is not to win, or to give up, or to get revenge, but to create something new –in this case, new ways of communicating and updating policies within that construct, while questioning outdated policies and misconceptions regarding politics and civics that can get us out of the statist box. Giving into the bipartisan propaganda just makes matters worse for everyone. True democracy, horizontal democracy, doesn’t work this way. It never has and it never will. Like JFK said, “Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer.” And the “right” answer just so happens to involve individualized freedom that thwarts the tyranny of representative bipartisanship.
5.) We Need Prestigious Leaders, Not Power-Hungry Rulers
“You are only a disciple because your eyes are closed. The day you open them you will see there is nothing you can learn from me or anyone. What then is a Master for? To make you see the uselessness of having one.” — Anthony de Mello
Leading by example will always be healthier than leading by authoritarian rule. The former allows for the blossoming of the human spirit under freedom. The latter blocks the flourishing of the human spirit under rule of
tyranny. Real leaders don’t need followers. They don’t even need power. They lead by prestigious example and slip out of the strangleholds of power like a snake shedding its skin. As it stands, the typical person seeking to become president falls under an authoritarian bent. Which is all the more reason why we don’t need a president to begin with. Our precedence should be that we don’t need a president. And if that’s not cryptic enough for you, there’s this metaphor: heads of state and heads of snakes must be chopped off often, and for the same reason.
6.) Bestowing Power to a President Leads to an Apathetic Citizenry
“The disappearance of a sense of responsibility is the most far-reaching consequence of submission to authority.” — Stanley Milgram
A community leading itself tends to be a proactive community. A community commanded by a leader atop a hierarchy tends to be an apathetic, politically myopic, and civically inert community. So it goes with the “commander and chief” tossing dictates down an ill-conceived chain of command. We have an entire nation playing the victim, caught-up in a viciously codependent chain of obedience. A wide-awake citizenry is almost impossible under such barbaric conditions. We must have the audacity to turn the tables. We must have the courage to flip the power dynamic, to take our power back from the outdated chain of
command. No longer should we bestow power to a so-called head of state and hope it trickles back down to us. We should bestow power to the only thing in existence that we can ever morally hold tyranny over –ourselves.
7.) Progressive Evolution is Handicapped by Outdated Tradition
“What is this inner revolution? This revolution is a breaking away from the old, repetitive, dead structures of thought and perception that humanity finds itself trapped in. Such a revolution requires an ongoing emptying out of the old structures of consciousness and the birth of a living and fluid intelligence. This intelligence restructures your entire being—body, mind, and perception. This intelligence cuts the mind free of its old structures that are rooted within the totality of human consciousness.” — Adyashanti
Liberated evolution becomes healthy revolution. The ebb and flow of the human experience through time must be allowed to be one of trial and error. Trial and error that becomes law and order is the bane of human evolution. As James Russell Lowell intuited, “Time makes ancient good uncouth.” As such, it is incumbent upon us to learn from the mistakes of our forefathers by not being like our forefathers but, rather, learning from their mistakes and using what they got right as stepping-stones toward something healthier. Which just so happens to place anarchy against tyranny, amoral agency against the so-called “morality” of the state, and passionate freedom against the conformity of the status quo. If it’s true, as Aldous Huxley said, “that men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach,” then it behooves us to keep this lesson at the forefront and not allow outdated traditions to hinder the healthy, progressive, and sustainable evolution of our species. The illconceived concept of the presidency is precisely such an outdated tradition. It’s time we left it behind on the parochial woodpile of all things obsolete, dried-up, and combustible. Burn baby burn! While we’re at it, we can toss the Imperial State Crown of England into the fire as well.
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Gary ‘Z’ McGee, a former Navy Intelligence Specialist turned philosopher, is the author of Birthday Suit of God and The Looking Glass Man. His works are inspired by the great philosophers of the ages and his wide-awake view of the modern world. This article (7 Reasons Why We Do Not Need a President) was originally created and published by Waking Times and is printed here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Gary ‘Z’ McGee and WakingTimes.com. It may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this statement of copyright.
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From page 22 the NDI, a nominal NGO which is actually directly funded by the US State Department via the NED … Tai [and other Chinese] each act as the public face of a US Governmentsponsored initiative to destabilize the political situation in Hong Kong, one of China’s most economically and politically important regions. Through the intermediary of the NGO, Washington is able to promote an anti-Beijing line under the auspices of “democracy promotion,” just as it has done everywhere from Ukraine to Venezuela. The NGOs of arch manipulator George Soros played a big part in the 2014 Ukrainian coup. Above: the Maidan in Ukraine, before and after. The horrible Ukrainian coup of 2014 could not have been pulled off without the help of Soros and his NGOs. Vicky Nuland told us that the US pumped $5 billion into regime change there. William Jasper notes: Many of the participants in Kiev’s “EuroMaidan” demonstrations were members of Soros-funded NGOs and/or were trained by the same NGOs in the many workshops and conferences sponsored by Soros’ International Renaissance Foundation (IRF), and his various Open Society institutes and foundations. The IRF, founded and funded by Soros, boasts that it has given “more than any other donor organization” to “democratic transformation” of Ukraine. Earlier in May 2016, Vanessa Beeley reported that the so-called White Helmets NGO was actually a “US and UK govern-
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These methods are rarely practiced on large farms, where mechanization and chemical use is more profitable for a few multi-national companies, but bio-intensive farming can be life-changing for the 90 percent of the world’s farmers who work 4 acres (2 hectares) or less by helping them to make the most of a given plot of land. Since ‘organic’ land in the US is increasingly disappearing, it works for small farmers here, too. One farmer from Kenya wrote in a letter to Kilili Self-Help, a U.S. group that helps raise funds for GBIACK, the farm run by Nderitu: “We didn’t know that farming can be done without spending so much money. We always thought that without money we cannot do farming. We have found out that we can make our own fertilizers and also
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ment-funded “first responder” organization in Syria … shown to have deep ties to al-Nusra Front as well as links to ISIS, and it operates exclusively within terrorist-held areas in Syria, including participation in executions.” Did you catch that? Participations in executions? Links to the US-Uk-Israeli controlled pet Frankenstein ISIS? I suppose this NGO matches the “humanitarian” bombings carried out by NATO against innocent civilians in Libya and other Middle Eastern countries …
of the 1990s, human rights groups supported partitioning. In the Ukraine in 2014 and with both Syria and Yemen in 2016 they supported regime change. In each instance NGOs function as a public relations extension to a United Nations western member Security Council bloc, namely the US, UK and France. This collusion is manifest throughout the upper echelons of these organizations whose streamlined agenda conforms through a lucrative revolving door which exists between a cartel of western NGOs, government and media. The role of NGOs and human rights organizations has been pivotal in Syria, to provide cover for the US to carry out its clear intention of regime change: By framing the Syrian Conflict (2011 to present) as a “civil war”, both western media and human rights organizations did their part in propping-up an important western foreign policy narrative. Inaccurate and distorted, this narrative has helped shield the US-led clandestine proxy war … [but the reality is] a US-backed guerrilla war where Washington and Ankara, along with NATO and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) allies, flooding Turkey and Syria with weapons, cash, equipment, social media teams, military trainers and foreign fighters from as a far away as Pakistan. NGOs are responsible for all those feel-good petitions that totally misinform Westerners about some poor country that is about to get invaded, whip up misdirected outrage and persuade people to get in line with the exact military goals the US has already planned? Have you noticed how may NGOs call for “No Fly Zones“, “Buf-
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Fake Human Rights and the NGO Complex
NGOs are running amok. We don’t just have NGOs; we have an actual NGO complex that is controlled by the New World Order and is part of their psychological operations and perception management department. It ensures that American democracy and humanitarian interventions (both doublespeak oxymorons) are coated with sugar to go down well. Often, they hide behind the excuse of furthering human rights as a way to justify their subversive operations. Patrick Henningsen wrote an excellent article in April 2016 entitled AN INTRODUCTION: Smart Power & The Human Rights Industrial Complex which spells out the way these NGOs operate: Shaping western public perception and opinion on major international issues is essential if major world powers are to realise their foreign policy goals. Not surprisingly, we can see that many of the public positions taken by NGOs are exactly aligned with western foreign policy. In the Balkans War
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In many ancient tales, the world forest was a place that provided people and animals with shelter and food. The forest supports biodiversity of animals and plants, and it is said with every new species of plant-life introduced into an environment, seven new species come to play. The forest is also the place where sages and ascetics can reside in their search for enlightenment within themselves. This is a place where people come to re-connect with their true nature. In a time when we are being told to shut others out, fight over resources, and consume as much as we can, fruit is instead calling us to support diversity, to create more mutually beneficial systems, to support the pollinators and the wildlife, and take solace in beauty and simplicity. “The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.” — Albert Einstein AfricaontheBlog http://www.africaontheblog.com/ monsanto-out-to-monopolize-africanagriculture/ Image credit: LexiconofSustainability Christina Sarich is a musician, yogi, humanitarian and freelance writer who channels many hours of studying Lao Tzu, Paramahansa Yogananda, Rob Brezny, Miles Davis, and Tom Robbins into interesting tidbits to help you Wake up Your Sleepy Little Head, and *See the Big Picture*. Her blog is Yoga for the New World . Her latest book is Pharma Sutra: Healing The Body And Mind Through The Art Of Yoga. fer Zones” or “Safe Zones“? Remember the phony Stop Kony 2012 campaign? Remember how George Soros’ Avaaz called for a No Fly Zone in Libya, to help US-NATO assassinate Gaddafi and control Libya? A lot of people are getting played like a fiddle …
Conclusion: Nations Protecting Themselves Against Foreign NGOs is Justified
Pumping money into foreign countries for regime change, or manipulating foreign elections for leadership change, is an old game that the CIA and branches of the US Government have been playing for decades. The game is nothing new; it’s only the style that has changed. NGOs are the velvet glove on the iron fist, carrying out the dirty subversive work of the NWO but making it look like roses. Fortunately, many nations targeted by this rank infiltration have noticed the threat and taken appropriate measures to defend their culture, laws, stability and way of life. How much longer until people in the US and the West wake up to the NGO subversion too? ___ Makia Freeman is the editor of alternative news / independent media site The Freedom Articles , where this article first appeared, and senior researcher at ToolsForFreedom.com (Facebook here), writing on many aspects of truth and freedom, from exposing aspects of the worldwide conspiracy to suggesting solutions for how humanity can create a new system of peace and abundance. Sources: See online.
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There is the Zecharia Sitchin narrative about Anunnaki using humans to mine the Earth, but in Avatar, the script is flipped and it is the humans who use space ships to go to another world named Pandora (like the Pando tree) to chop down the trees and harvest the valuable minerals contained within. Are we being told something about our past in films like this?
In stark contrast, the basalt columns look like could almost be crafted, whether by giants or by highly skilled masons, but it could be that they were organically formed. Now you might be thinking, but trees do not grow in hexagonal columns, like they were elongated bee hives! Indeed, but a siliconbased tree might grow a bit differently than a carbonbased one. In order to piece this all back together, let’s turn to the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, which is 5,000 years old, at least according to Wikipedia: According to researchers at the universities in Durham and Lisbon, the story originated more than 5,000 years ago, based on a widespread archaic story form which is now classified by folkorists as ATU 328 The Boy Who Stole Ogre’s Treasure. The question ought to be why the legend has Jack growing and climbing a beanstalk instead of a giant tree. Well, let’s take a look at the cross-section of a bean stalk.
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OWADAYS, MANY PARENTS choose for their kids to be taught from home instead of enrolling them into the traditional school settings. This decision often comes from the parents that prefer to place the responsibility of quality education on themselves, so if you are one of those parents, keep
reading. Even though some people view it as super intense parenting, spending more time with your children is a reasonable decision that can be understood. Several years ago, we did not enjoy such technological progress that allowed us to teach from home, but now that we do, more and more parents choose to use this option, says Mitchell Stevens, a Stanford University professor. According to Mr. Stevens, this method is
widely popular in America at the moment due to the availability of resources on the Internet that increase the quality of homeschooling. There are a lot of reasons parents choose to teach their children from home. For example, issues with convenience, transportation, teaching quality of the local school, or a poor learning environment that does not challenge the child and therefore cannot produce desired outcomes. Also, the child might have special needs that can be met only at home, where the atmosphere is relaxed. Despite the reason, in many cases, homeschooling can be the source of numerous benefits in making the child smart and successful. These benefits were highlighted in the Academic Statistics on Homeschooling that showed that students who were taught at home performed better than the ones educated in the traditional classroom. Let’s review some of them below.
Homeschooling Is One-On-One Tutoring
It is a known fact that smaller groups of students usually learn better than larger ones because they guarantee the high level of engagement and the proper amount of a teacher’s attention. (see this Stanford Newsletter for proof: http://stanford.io/2dKBkud). As the result, each student is helped individually, which is considered by many educators as genuine learning. A high number of students prevents the teacher from paying required attention to each individual, so homeschooling can provide more intimate learning.
Homeschool Helps Discover Specific Learning Needs This advantage is also explained by the one-on-one approach because it allows recognizing the child’s strengths and weaknesses during the process. Moreover, homeschooling can easily discover the most effective learning style of the child, thus meeting particular needs to achieve the best possible outcomes. This high level of material and style customization can increase the motivation and help to focus on the talents, thus developing the interest for continued learning.
Homeschooling Can Replace Traditional TeacherStudent Relationships
Whether at schools or universities, lots of students use online tutors to help with different assignments, including research papers, essays, book reports, discussion posts, and so on. The
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Homeschooling Fosters Independent Thinking
In school, where the classes may consist of dozens of students, the opinion of the group may reflect the opinion of the most motivated individuals, which means that some children merely follow the ideas of others. Being ashamed to speak up is a frequent phenomenon in modern schools and the teachers put a lot of effort in to eliminate it. In a home setting, this won’t be an issue because the child is not influenced by peer pressure and they can learn how to think on their own.
Homeschooling Provides Safe Learning Settings
Millions of children around the world face a number of negative impacts of learning environment in schools on a daily basis. Negative peer pressure, bullying, teasing, and other bad influences can make a world of difference for the kids. Some examples of negative impacts are a child losing the motivation to learn, developing a fear of other students, or getting physically injured. These problems are more serious than one can perceive. As indicated by the Bullying Statistics, 22 percent of students in the U.S report experiencing being bullied, while 64 percent of children who experienced it do not report anything about it.
There are many benefits that homeschooling can provide for your kids, so if you haven’t done so already, make sure you understand everything related to legal homeschooling in your area. Remember that this process takes a lot of patience because teaching in an alternative setting can be challenging for some. As for resources, the Internet has it all, including courses, lesson plans, educational activities, and other materials used by teachers in schools. Perhaps you can find a homeschooling advocating group in your area, which is a perfect place to go and receive everything you could possibly need to teach the children at home. They also host conferences and meetings that support homeschoolers.
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grows out of insects. It has a long history of use in China and Tibet, but has also been used by indigenous peoples around the world. Cordyceps is specific for the respiratory tract, working as a bronchodilator. Heavily used by athletes, Cordyceps aids in both getting more oxygen into the cells and increasing endurance. Cordyceps is used mostly for relief from bronchial inflammation and as an expectorant. It is well known to relieve exhaustion, night sweats, sexual impotency and acts as a sedative. It benefits the kidneys, liver, lungs and gonadal function. It is specific for uterine fibroids. Cordyceps will stimulate immune function and has been shown to increase white blood cell production in the bone marrow. It has been used: against cancer, as an antidepressant, to promote cellular health, to regulate blood lipids, for the inhibition of HIV, to increase both male and female fertility and as an aphrodisiac. Most of the Cordyceps on the market is now grown on a culture rather than insects, now available for vegetarian diets. It is ideally consumed as a pre-extracted powder or dual extract tincture and can be added to food, drink or taken on it’s own. n Turkey Tail (Coriolus versicolor, Trametes versicolor): This mushroom is found all around the world growing on dead trees, it grows in clubs and has a fan like shape that is multi-coloured, hence the latin name versicolor. Turkey tail and its extracts are some of the most studied of all the superfood and medicinal mushrooms. In particular a glucan-protein complex of Polysaccharide-K (Kresin, PSK, PSP) that is used in cancer therapy to counteract the immune depressing action of common chemotherapy. Approved in 1980 in Japan for use with chemotherapy, it is covered by all Japanese health care plans. Both the isolate and the whole mushroom have been shown to increase survival time of cancer patients. The sales for these unique all natural compounds have reached several hundred million dollars per year in Japan and China, making them the most widely used products in those countries by people facing serious immune challenges. There has been great interest in Coriolus’ ability to work as an antiviral including HIV, HPV hepatitis and many other viruses. Turkey tail can be made into a decoction style tea like other tree mushrooms, and makes a nice addition to a multi-mushroom immune supporting broth or tea. It is also ideally consumed as a pre-extracted powder or dual extract tincture and can be added to food, drink or taken on its own. n Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceus): This Mushroom is a white shaggy beard like looking fungi that grows on select trees. It is tasty fresh and some producers are selling it this way, though most commonly it is consumed dried and in extracted forms. Lion’s Mane is renowned for its ability to work on and support the nervous system. It has been used to combat dementia and to stimulate nerve cellular growth, while stimulating myelination and improve cognitive ability. Many Lion’s Mane consumers use it with the hopes of enhancing memory function and combating neurological illnesses, more research needs to be done to support these claims scientifically. A preextracted powder is often taken in a capsule form, though has a pleasant flavour and can be added to food, drink or taken on it’s own. n Maitake (Grifola frondosa) This edible mushroom has been extensively researched as an adaptogen and for its effect against cancer. The primary polysaccharide, beta-D-glucan, is well absorbed when taken orally and is
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currently under review for the prevention and treatment of cancer and as a supportive tool for HIV infection. It has been shown to stimulate the immune system. Animal studies suggest Maitake may lower fat levels in the blood and lower blood pressure. Maitake is shown to inhibit angiogenesis. The blood sugar lowering effect of Maitake is well research, with a naturally occurring alpha glucosidase inhibitor found. Maitake’s antioxidant effect may be due to it partially inhibiting cyclooxygenase. Agaricus blazei (Agaricus subrufescens) This very popular mushroom is used extensively in the Orient, although it was initially discovered in South America. Agaricus is used to stimulate the immune system and against a large range of cancers. With over 500,000 people using this mushroom it is considered one of the more popular alternative remedies in the Orient. It has been shown to inhibit angiogenesis, as well as having a wide ranging effect against viruses and other pathogenic factors. There is ongoing research on its effect on lowering cholesterol and blood sugar levels. n Oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) has been shown to lower cholesterol, with a naturally occurring statin drug Lovastatin in it. Both in vivo and in vitro studies show effects against breast and colon cancers due to beta-glucans. n Shiitake (Lentinula edodes) an edible mushroom that has been used extensively as a folk remedy in the Orient. It has been shown to stimulate the immune system, and possess antibacterial and antiviral properties. Shiitake has been shown to reduce platelet aggregation, and lower cholesterol. The mushroom and more importantly the mycelium extract lentinan has shown activity against many strains of cancer, especially gastric cancer.
When it comes to using mushrooms as a superfood or medicine, much of the research and clinical experience shows that they are more effective when taken as a multi-mushroom combination. As many of the superfood mushrooms contain similar chemistry, the combination gives a more full spectrum of the polysaccharides, triglycerides and other phytonutrients they contain. Synergistically they work together to enhance the overall immunomodulating potential and anti-pathogenic qualities that this group of healing mushrooms are most known for. If there is one mushroom in particular that has the beneficial properties that can assist a specific imbalance, then it can be recommended to take a combination of half that mushroom and half a multi mushroom formula to help support it. This can be done by adding additional mushrooms to a tea blend or using a dual extract powder or tincture combination. All of these forms, in a variety of Mushrooms are available from Harmonic Arts Botanicals at www.harmonicarts. ca or can be found at select health-food stores.
The warmth of the sun on our flesh almost always makes us happy, and when large amounts of our skin are exposed to the sun, our body produces vitamin D. The type of light that helps with this is Ultraviolet B (UVB). Vitamin D is well-established for its’ role in bone health but recent studies also suggest that it plays a role reducing the risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, and more. Sunscreen applied to the body can be damaging to coral reefs and inhibit the sun from helping the body to produce vitamin D. The initial research about the sun and melanoma, which helped the sunscreen industry boom and fueled commonly held beliefs, is not accurate today. In 2003, a landmark eight-year study of 106,379 Scandinavian women published in the (American) Journal of the National Cancer Institute by an international team linked melanoma to sunburns (not tanning), blonde or red hair, and numbers of moles on the legs. A second article in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute solidified what had long been reported, but not quite believed: People regularly exposed to daily sun have a lower risk of getting melanoma and also have a higher survival rate if they do because regular sun exposure protects against burning, a finding later confirmed by a landmark 2008 World Health Organization (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer report. –America is Getting the Science of Sun Exposure Wrong (citations available at this page: http://nautil.us/ issue/14/mutation/america-is-getting-the-scienceof-sun-exposure-wrong
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Light is only the field of electromagnetic
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it will be an easy ride, laid out for us on a silken road of love and light. We have ‘free will’. It is, I believe, a contract that the Supreme made with mankind right from the beginning. We were given all the means required to make our lives into that which resonates with divine exigence. Our Creator will not interfere or intervene in doing this job for us. Not even if one prays from sunset to sundown for the Creator’s intervention. But the Creator will make it known that Source resides within every being who seeks it out. And that one can and will be guided on one’s chosen path, so long as one is sincere, is drawn by the magnet of truth and is able to calm oneself enough to listen, and respond, to the voice of intuition. Conditional upon following this course, is to find it in one’s self to honour one’s parents. Even when they have caused us to suffer. Because they themselves no doubt suffered the short comings of their childhood – and so on into the past – ad infinitum. The great majority most probably knew no better than to dictate the terms of parenthood that they felt to be the most fitting of their time. We do both them and ourselves a disservice by failing to free ourselves from the resentment that often surrounds a
energy that human eyes can see; yet it extends infinitely beyond what is visible. This energetic field influences and affects us on the conscious and unconscious levels. We human beings are electrical beings with a physical body and an energy body, so our relationship with light is very important. It is beautiful that our physical being is regulated and informed by light. In what other ways do subtle energies inform, shape, and regulate our physical bodies and the world around us? Science is at the very beginning of exploring this phenomena and it is exciting to see where spirituality, science, the physical, and non-physical overlap.
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ship with Light
Making the unconscious become conscious (shedding light) is the journey of spiritual growth. Notice the ways that light and shadows influence your mood. If you are feeling sad, open a window and let more sunlight in, or go out for a walk. If it is raining, take some time to sit under a bright full-spectrum light and see how your mood shifts. Put a blue-light blocker on your computer, mobile device, or television in the evening and see how your sleep cycle improves. Just like a lighting technician in a theater is able to shape and control moods with light, you can find creative ways to do this in your home or work environment by increasing your exposure to natural light and the sun. Being conscious of the role that light plays in our lives helps us to lighten-up. This mindfulness will allow you to utilize the nourishing power of light to improve your physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being!
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Founder and director of Culture Collective, creative activist, musician, and producer.
dystopian upbringing. The true integration of past experiences starts with dropping the old baggage and breathing a great sigh of relief at having done so. However, I do recognize that in some particularly harsh childhood circumstances, the scars may take a long time to heal: even a lifetime. This does not negate the fact that everything we do and have experienced in our lives remains with us; but once we have come to terms with our greatest difficulties, that which has weighed us down slowly takes a back seat, fading into the background. The pain can’t simply be wished away; but it can be quietly and profoundly accepted and integrated into our ongoing evolution towards true awareness. So done, it will no longer bother us. Compassion will fill that void. Then we can set sail on our adventure freed from the dead weight of our old, self imposed, false beliefs: An adventure in which we alone are at the helm. An adventure which will make or break us – and if it breaks us it is because that is what was needed to continue onwards. Be brave. Julian Rose is an early pioneer of UK organic farming, an international activist, holistic thinker and writer. He is President of The International Coalition to Protect the Polish Countryside, and is the author of two books with some very powerful perspectives: Changing Course for Life and In Defence of Life.
Once we accept that we have to take responsibility for our actions – all of them – then we start the process of defeating the demon at our door.
By Stephen Gray
NTHEOGENS, PSYCHEDELICS, VISIONARY sacramental plants and fungi, sacred medicines—none of these terms are sufficient to describe what this class of ‘substances’ is really capable of in optimal conditions. I prefer the word “entheogen” though. It’s Greek for “generating the divine within.” Substances in this class include ayahuasca, psilocybin mushrooms, peyote, iboga and ibogaine, San Pedro cactus (huachuma), LSD, cannabis, and others. So yes, I really do see entheogens as important—and when I say important I also mean that they’ll be increasingly important to humanity in the years to come. We are undergoing a shift in the understanding of our relationship to plant, planet, and spirit. Of course only a minority of people see things that way now. But that’s changing fast and the reason it’s changing fast is because it’s becoming harder and harder to deny that there is a fundamental flaw in the way much of humanity understands these relationships. This flaw is that we have cut ourselves off from unconditioned reality. And that means we’ve cut ourselves off from ourselves. There is an unconditional truth at the core of life altogether. Describing it is almost impossible, especially in a short space (and even if my understanding was impeccable.) As I do understand this truth though, it’s something like eternal creative intelligence. In general, humanity has
wandered far from this truth. We are the prodigal sons, insistent on living by stories in our heads about the nature of reality. But the energetic trajectory of that mindset, the karma you might say, has come to a head. As the great Zen bard Leonard Cohen wrote in his song The Future, “The blizzard of the world has crossed
the threshold,” and in the same song, “It’s over, it ain’t going any further.” Even if we don’t yet recognize or acknowledge the crumbling of the old, the changing forces in play, and the reality that’s leaking through the cracks on planet Earth, we feel something, we sense something, something gnawing at us. Some of us are learning to embrace it. Others are terrified of it and are digging more desperately into imagined refuges. Hence phenomena like Donald Trump and the rise of fear-based political energies in Europe and elsewhere. I don’t want to depress anyone, but to put it crudely, either we wake up to reality— meaning we let go of fear’s bullshit stories, relax, trust the intelligence of “what is,” and open our hearts with whatever comes along—or we try to resist and turn away, meaning things could get seriously ugly. The middle ground is fast disappearing.
And that’s where the entheogens have come to the rescue. The patient is in an advanced stage. Strong medicine is required in urgent conditions and strong medicine is available. We need to move past debating the validity of entheogens as tools and allies for healing and spiritual awakening. We need to jettison old unhelpful beliefs about these allies as “drugs” or judgments about artificial chemical spirituality. Entheogens are transformative teachers and healers; at least they can be in the right conditions (a major and crucial topic in itself.) They can pull you out of your cocoon and shake you to the core, they can show you what needs to be healed, they can show you what it means to be healed. They can show you the unconditioned truth that “the peace that passes all understanding” is for real, it’s the way things are when we learn to drop all those stories about what we think is real and allow ourselves to land on what is. Entheogens are known as non-specific amplifiers. They respond to intention. They respond to the desire to heal, to see clearly, and to be free from suffering. They can dramatically sharpen and deepen such intentions, but there’s no guarantee and again, the right conditions are crucial. For entheogens to function effectively, what’s known as good “set and setting” are necessary. Set refers to everything you bring to an encounter with an entheogen: your long and short-term mental condition, your intention, your respect, and your preparation. Setting refers to the actual environment of the encounter, sometimes called the container. This work can go deep. The container needs to be completely supportive and protective. Expert and ethically impeccable guidance is, if not essential with all entheogens at all times, at the very least highly recommended for most encounters with them.
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By Anthony Coletti
HAT IS BIOHACKING? It’s
changing your external and internal environment so you have full control of your biology, allowing you to upgrade your body, mind, and life.
It’s the art and science of becoming a ‘superhuman.’ The world of biohacking has been exploding in popularity and everyone from stay-athome moms to Fortune 500 CEOs is looking to find that edge. This means better performance at work, increased strength and focus, better sleep, and an effortless diet, just to name a few. But can the ingenuity of biohackers be used to increase one’s consciousness? Here are 5 ways to achieve elevated consciousness through biohacking.
1. Learn to Meditate Like a Buddhist Monk in 5 Days A regular meditation practice clearly impacts your consciousness and your ability to look inward. However, newbie meditators usually find it difficult to do, and meditation proficiency is somewhat subjective. Yet biohackers have developed neurofeedback devices that can measure what state you’re in and thus help guide you into the correct mental state, acting like training wheels for your meditative practice. These devices range from small handheld electronics for home use to the coveted 40 Years of Zen program, a 5 day full immersion program in which you are monitored by the world’s most advanced neuroscientists. This program claims that after the 5 day course, you will have the ability to meditate like someone who has practiced every day for 20-40 years. Here is how they describe the benefits of achieving deep meditation through the use of their program: Neurofeedback helps you get to the heart of thoughts and feelings that are holding you back. Many ailments and suffering we endure are due to some aspect of false perception or thinking.
To Help You Expand Your Awareness & Take Control Of Your Own Biology
If you come from a technical background, think of it as “bad data”. Essentially, you are believing thoughts that aren’t true as you listen to the noise in your head rather than accessing the truth and wisdom to be that can be found in the space between your thoughts. By using neurofeedback training, you can filter out the noise and access a higher level of awareness and thinking.
symptoms such as a fever and chills. However, he was able to suppress the immune response and remain unaffected. Keep an eye out for this biohacker.
2. Cold Therapy
The intuitive abilities and intellect of the heart have been proven by researchers at The Institute of Heartmath. This fascinating research shows us many things, one of which is that the heart has a measurable response several seconds before something bad happens. As Dr. Rollin McCarthy explains, “What this body of research is telling us is that the heart seems to be connected to a type of intuition that is not bound by the limits of time and space.” You can watch the video of this mind-blowing experiment by here: https://youtu.be/4MNHsNn19ug You can increase your heart coherence by using a home use device sold by the Institute of Heartmath. Their products are not prohibitively expensive and this non-profit organization has sold over 5 million units in over 100 countries.
This is the act of submerging most of your body in cold water. It has been practiced for over 100 years, but the multitude of health benefits it offers are only recently being understood. The evolution of this practice has led to the emergence of Cryosaunas, a chamber that cools the skin using liquid nitrogen and refrigerated cold air, which can achieve similar (and arguably better) results to an ice bath in just a few minutes. Wim Hoff, commonly referred to as “The Ice Man,” holds multiple world records for enduring extreme cold temperatures. His abilities are not completely understood by the medical field and he is being studied by researchers at Radboud University Medical Center in the Neatherlands. What is not widely known is that Wim discovered this ability out of sheer intuition. One day while sitting in a park, grieving the death of his wife and trying to achieve relief from the emotional pain he was feeling, he decided to walk into a very cold pond at the park. Upon doing so, he gasped for air, and noticed that his mind emptied and became still when faced with the extreme cold temperatures. This gave him some relief and he continued this practice regularly. Wim claims that this cold therapy has ended his suffering. It has also given him the ability to control his autonomic nervous system, which modern medicine thought was impossible. While doctors once believed that Wim was an anomaly and that only he could perform these superhuman feats, he has since taught many people his Method, which includes easy to learn breathing exercises that he claims anyone can be taught. Here is a video (https://youtu.be/j4oLzgXTyaA) of researchers injecting Wim with a bacteria endotoxin that would make anyone have strong, cold-like
From page 7 vitamins and minerals, while Himalayan salt boosts your mineral and trace mineral levels even more. The antioxidant and detoxifying properties of lemon saltwater pack a powerful, free radical knockout punch.
4. Dance/Bioenergetics Dancing is a form of expression as old as mankind itself. Many people enjoy how fun and liberating dancing can be, and experience all kinds of benefits from expressing themselves through movement. However, we can also benefit from movement of a different sort, called Bioenergetics. There are several aspects to Bioenergetics and one of them involves shaking and moving without rhythm or pattern. The purpose is to break the bounds that society puts on us. I’m sure we all remember being a kid in school and having our teacher tell us to be quiet and still, and if not, our psyche certainly does. The concept is simple: As you move in a way that you never have before, your frame of reference in terms of movement will expand. This will leach into the mind and create more spontaneity and creativity. Watch Elliot Hulse perform what he calls “Shake and Vibrate” to get a better idea of the concept. https://youtu. be/zD-3j2g9w9U?t=3m
Being in a state of gratitude has a ton of benefits and simply feels good. Many high achievers attest to the power of gratitude and it is a key variable in The Law of Attraction. But like many good practices, if not incorporated into your daily routine, they fall by the wayside. Alex Ikonn and UJ Ramdas created “The Five Minute Journal” which, when used for mere minutes each day, offers many benefits. Deceptively simple, it asks the user to spend no more then a few minutes writing down a daily affirmation, something they are grateful for, and what would make the day great. At night, the user jots down three amazing things that happened that day and what would make the next day better. Simple, yet effective.
Can These Biohacks Really Improve My Life? I could simply say “absolutely!” but let me instead tell you what it did for me. https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=UIMs3kSHlGU On March 23rd, 2014, I was shot 7 times by a hitman. I was hit in the head, chest, neck, shoulder, arm, and twice in the ribs. I was left with a collapsed lung and a radial nerve palsy (paralyzed left hand). The lung healed but I didn’t regain movement in my hand and doctors told me that it wasn’t going to move again. Then I came across Dave Asprey and his many Bulletproof Biohacks. I incorporated these biohacks into my life and the results cannot be explained by modern day medicine. Hear me tell the whole story on stage at the 2015 Bulletproof Biohacking Conference. As a side note, the 2016 Bulletproof Biohacking Conference is taking place in California on September 23-25. I’ll be there along with the other 1000+ biohackers who have improved their lives by incorporating these cutting edge strategies.
It’s by no means a slam dunk that as entheogens enter more widely into the culture, good set and setting will prevail and they’ll be used with the knowledge and respect required for them to do their work to full effectiveness. There’s a lot to be learned. There’s a lot of important information and guidance to be shared. I’ve been co-organizing the Spirit Plant Medicine Conference (SPMC) in Vancouver for several years for those reasons. The mission of the SPMC is to bring authoritative spokespeople to Vancouver to share their knowledge and inspiration. This is the conversation that needs to be had, because this is important, the entheogens
are important, maybe even essential, not for everyone of course, but for enough of us to get the message about who we are and what humans are capable of, so that a new and far more functional and enriching story can be told and can make its influence felt throughout the culture. As Bishop Desmond Tutu said, we need to believe in “the possibility of possibility.” No other view is sustainable. Hopelessness and cynicism are counterproductive for the whole enterprise. Attitudes like those are part of the illusion, the misunderstanding that is largely responsible for pushing humanity to this karmic breaking point. As we learn to dissolve our own struggle and resistance and allow ourselves to heal, compassion emerges naturally. We come to care deeply about each other and the world. Those of us who can need to keep our courage and our confidence in this
vision alive and well. Legendary anthropologist Margaret Mead offered some great encouragement for the work ahead, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” This is a truly unprecedented moment on planet Earth. To paraphrase Leonard again, there are widening cracks where the light can get in. So let’s not be afraid of our strong sacramental medicines. They’re here to help us heal ourselves and then help heal the world in accordance with our talents and interests. It’s the idea whose time has come. Stephen Gray and many other interesting Presenters will be at The Spirit Plant Medicine Conference. Oct 29th and 30th UBC. New Agora Readers Can Save $22. See Advert Page 30 for Your Agora Discount Code.
May improve your heart health. Lemons and real salt are both exceptional for increasing heart health on their own. However, when you combine the two into one vibrant morning drink, you get even more vital heart-thumping health benefits. Natural salt supports electrochemical reactions in the body, while negative ions assist in healthy heart rhythm. Lemons are rich in vitamin C, which is, “associated with lower endothelial dysfunction in men with no history of
cardiovascular disease or diabetes,” according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2006). Promotes digestive health. A glass of warm lemon water with Himalayan salt before breakfast, or any meal, helps signal your liver to produce the essential bile needed to clean out harmful gut bacteria. The fiber content and natural salt will also promote digestion. Are you ready to commit to this simple
and health-promoting morning drink? I have been drinking warm lemon water with Himalayan salt every morning for months, and I absolutely love it. My energy levels are up, and I feel as cool as a cucumber throughout the day. Want to join me? Combine 10 ounces of filtered water with one whole lemon, squeezed, and half a teaspoon of Himalayan salt. Sources: see online
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3. Heart Coherence
by Sigmund Fraud
OVEN INTO the ever-evolving narrative of the mainstream media are key plot lines, hidden in the sub-text of so-called current events, going for the most part unnoticed by the public. We could say this happens by chance but since we already know the structure and purpose of corporate media, this would be naive and dangerously forgiving of an organization that plays an authoritative role in manufacturing reality. And since political, economic, social and environmental reality is an affront to our greatest human potential, to say the least, it serves us well to acknowledge and expose the directives we are being provoked into accepting and acting on. “This complete utter and total connection between perception and experience is understood by that hidden hand, and that’s why the human mind is bombarded 24/7 with downloads of perception.” ~David Icke Conspiracy. An abused word, but one with tremendous relevance today, as no other word in the English language adequately synthesizes the concepts of plot, motive and wicked intention. Love or hate the word itself, when an examination of media in its relation to reality is given proper due with respect for historical and philosophical truth, it requires willful ignorance to dismiss the fact that there are conspiracies at play in our world, and therefore theories are required to understand and expose them. There a handful of major conspiracies driving the mainline media’s direction of our attention onto whatever nonsense, propaganda or disinformation happens to be soup du jour for public consumption. Awareness of these disrupts the pattern of top-down, in-your-face control, offering the freedom to consume media without unconscious obligation to the subduing and pacifying worldview being forced down our throats by our information overlords. Here are five of the most important and prominent media conspiracies constantly at work on the public psyche. All are absolutely essential to support and maintain the status quo.
Major Media Conspiracies Happening Right In Front Of Your Eyes
and widespread division, working against ourselves rather than for ourselves.
5. The Conspiracy to Arrest Consciousness
democratically. Consider how many years it has taken for even basic, propagandistic coverage of Bilderberg to make it to the mainstream. The Bilderberg Group is a gathering of the world’s most powerful private, corporate, and state actors, yet the media still wants you to believe their influence in our world is but a theory. Furthermore, the banking institutions
4. The Conspiracy to Encourage Self-Destruction
1. The Conspiracy to Make You Love the State
Indoctrination into the nurturing womb of the state is essential for our society to function as it does. As children, we are taught the state’s version of national and international history, we pledge allegiance to the state flag, and we learn a superficial version of how state government works while being told the only alternative is destructive chaos. This theme of state indoctrination carries on into the mainstream media as state worship is embedded into news, infotainment and entertainment. The most important people are those in public office. The most important opinions come from state employees turned pundits. The most important decisions are those made by the government. Heroes are soldiers. There is no issue or concern which does not warrant action from the state.
2. The Conspiracy to Conceal the True Powers in the World
There is an invisible unelected power which controls government and industry around the world, yet no matter how many warnings we receive from even the most credentialed individuals, the media will never genuinely report on the shadow government, the deep state, secret societies, or the Zionist neocons, opting instead to direct our attention onto government, maintaining the impression that major decisions are made Page 32
of how corporate media treats important environmental issues resulting from corporate dominance. Silence. Although organic resistance to this is huge and widely covered by the alternative media, only natural disasters that stoke irrational fears make the nightly news. When was the last time the mainstream news ran an expose of the Athabasca Oil Sands project, or of the widespread destruction of the Amazon rainforest? These issues are vastly critical to our survival, yet never explored by corporate media. Even something as crucial as Fukushima, which is still dumping radiation into the Pacific Ocean five years after the earthquake and tsunami of 2011, gets nary a mention. This disaster is put off as a local Japanese issue and all attempts to bring closure to this are left the hands of TEPCO, the Japanese energy corporation, even in the face of mounting evidence that Fukushima is already affecting life in North America.
that have monopolized world currencies into private hands charging every interest for the ability to trade, are fully misrepresented by the media as benevolent and ‘too big to fail,’ i.e. too big to prosecute. For a recent example of this, look to CNN Money who put together a shoddy segment on the Federal Reserve Bank of the United States, explaining to the audience how it was not at all political, but rather an independent group intentionally designed in 1913 for our benefit.
3. The Conspiracy to Cover Up the Corporate Rape of the Planet
The rape of the planet physically, economically and spiritually by corporate power and greed is escalating on a global scale, yet the mainstream refuses to give this issue its proper due. Corporations are presented as society’s saviors, bringing us the jobs and conveniences that make life bearable, yet, while we may profit in material terms in the short term, corporate exploitation of the world and its cultures is quickly pushing us into unknown territory where the world’s wealth will be given over to the 1%, and the world’s eco-systems are laid waste. The Dakota Sioux protest over the Keystone XL pipeline offers a recent example
In order to create and maintain the culture of top-down rule, it is mandatory that the populace suffers interminable disunity, widespread apathy, infighting and senseless division. This is fomented by the mainline media’s assistance in the destruction of the individual; for our own self-destruction is the most economical solution for the elite in their quest to destroy us. The vibration of the news is always as dense as possible, a continual flood of violence, hate, gore and madness, ever refusing concepts and ideas that enlighten, focusing instead on the repetition of insanity. Corporate media, especially from Hollywood, is a non-stop psychic assault serving to color darkly our souls, driving us into inner despair, suggesting to us that we self-medicate, guiding us into the hands of modern psychology for relief from the onslaught. When the individual is useless to himself, he is useless to his community and to society as a whole. When this is accomplished it is easy to corral us into narrow frames of mind
The war on consciousness is real. It is a concerted effort to prevent the individual from understanding the true nature of the self, from gaining critical self-knowledge, and from maturing beyond childish naivety and intelligence. The prosecution of the war on drugs, heavily promoted in corporate media, is a key strategy, for it inhibits our willingness to explore our own sovereign consciousness, cutting us off from ancient and natural tools of self-exploration, limiting our understanding of what is possible in this human experience. As researcher and author Graham Hancock states: “There can be no more intimate and elemental part of the individual than his or her own consciousness. At the deepest level, our consciousness is what we are—to the extent that if we are not sovereign over our own consciousness then we cannot in any meaningful sense be sovereign over anything else either. ” ~ Graham Hancock
6. The Conspiracy to Prevent Revolution
We are quickly entering a time when the only way for the elite to prevent revolution is to enact the strict social controls only possible in a world war type scenario, which is presently unfolding before our sleepwalking eyes. The mainstream media participates in the conspiracy to prevent revolution by constantly reinforcing false state narratives about security, privacy and the need for more control, and by continually manufacturing consent for the oligarchy. The main objective is to prevent disbelief in official government stories and narratives, regularly engaging on the trigger term ‘conspiracy theory‘ to deflate curiosity of the unknown and misunderstood workings of our government. The media are molding us into self-monitoring, self-policing gatekeepers who are trained to reject revolutionary ideas before they are duly investigated.
When so much of the information we intake is controlled by so few organizations, and the messages we most receive com-
bine to transform us into dis-empowered non-actors in a world being taken over by untouchable global powers, we can safely call it a conspiracy. The solution, of course, requires us to tune out of corporate media and engage selfeducation, self-knowledge and in participation in community.