Three States Of Mind To Embrace The Coming Energy By Dylan Harper
HERE IS A BARRIER of wisdom that is being shattered by those who are choosing light over darkness and love over hatred. Right now there exists a potential for this planet that has never been felt or witnessed at any time in history, and it is mostly due to those who are surfing the new wave of consciousness and showing others how to do the same. The most difficult thing for people to embrace will be the new energy of change. So how do we adapt to a new consciousness when nothing works the way it used to? You may have found yourself struggling the past few years with both gradual and abrupt changes in your life. Perhaps a shift in employment, financial hardship, relocation, the end of relationships, or even death of loved ones. Look at these things with love – not disappointment, anger or resentment. They have all happened for a reason and they will continue happening, both to you and those around you. You will notice it and it will soon be very obvious that things will never be the same. It is a time of great change. Get used to it because it is a thing of beauty. There has never been a time of greater consciousness on planet Earth as there is today. NEVER. No cycle, even 30 or 60 thousand years ago comes close to the level of consciousness we have on the Earth today. But it came with a few bumps on the road. Those bumps are not confined to those still sleeping, awakening, or awakened. It’s everybody. It is the young, the old, the rich, the poor, the human, the animal, Gaia, the secular and the non-secular. It is everything. There is not one human being on Earth today that truly understands what is coming because they continue to interpret concepts from a linear third density reality – a reality that is (virtually) long gone and no longer making all the rules within the new consciousness. It’s now about multidimensionality. How can we exist within a new energy thinking through old patterns? We can’t. We won’t. Not without thinking and feeling through new states of awareness; an understanding that everything is happening at once. That we are selecting the potentials that best align with our current state of being, picking those we think will work and then manifesting those experiences. Until we grasp that the new consciousness revolves around a quantum reality sifting through multiple dimensions, we will keep repeating the same old patterns until it hits home. I repeat, all the things that are happening to you right now will keep happening over and over until you can transform the new reality
within you. It’s a reality that works for you, instead of against you. A reality that flows freely instead of resisting what could be. So here are 3 states of mind that will help with the shift:
1. Don’t Allow Fear To Create Doubt
What does darkness do when it realizes it is losing? It fights back like you wouldn’t believe. It is cowardly and has tantrums like a child. It wants to make you doubt your selfworth in an awakening world. The dark energy knows when you fear anything and it understands exactly how to make you doubt your own awakening. There have been many people who have been workers for the light who have now claimed the light is working for the dark. Watch for this. It is happening more often. It is a misinterpretation of what light work is and a fear of what it can do. There can be no judgment for these people. Only love. For the path they choose is correct for them. As soon as the darkness senses your vulnerability it will take you to a high level of discomfort and you won’t like it. It will expose you because you fear, and when you fear it has you exactly where it wants you. Most know what is coming and it will manifest in different ways for all of you. For some it will be deeply rooted in personal turmoil and relationships and for others it will be politics and the international landscape of conflict. Look for race wars, gender wars and political wars to increase, because this is how the dark divides humanity. Look back in history and you will see the cycle. Are you going to fall for it again, or are you going stand and love humanity as a whole? You don’t have to let darkness cause any emotion within you that causes discomfort. The dark energy is not intelligent. It is stupid. Really stupid. When it senses its own demise it keeps doing the things that lead to its demise. It’s not going to work this time and you will see it. You will see the attempts to cause division and they won’t affect you the same way. When you stand in the light, these things can’t touch you. It only takes one candle to illuminate a large area and darkness wants to blow it out. How is it going to blow it out when there are thousands of other candles all over the world? I am right beside you helping you keep that candle lit and I will never leave your side. You are my strength just as you feel I am yours. So sorry dark ones but these candles aren’t going anywhere. If you want darkness, go where there is darkness, but go before we get there, because once we get there,
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N AWAKENING FOR HUMANITY has been underway for many years, even longer than any of us have been alive. As beneficial discoveries in science are made and hidden truths about our nature and our world are revealed, the parasitic world order goes to great lengths to suppress these discoveries and create confusing counter-narratives to further obscure the findings. It’s now common knowledge that when someone finds cures for “incurable” diseases or discovers a way we can provide free electricity for our homes, their work is suppressed and they may even die mysteriously. The discovery of orgone energy by Wilhelm Reich was perhaps the most significant of modern science. This energy is the life force, which many cultures already knew about before science confirmed its existence. It has been know by other names, such as chi or prana, and is present everywhere in the Universe. All life forms contain orgone energy, as do rocks and minerals, and the atmosphere of our Earth. In the 1930s, Reich found that the human body had a bio-electrical charge, which he measured using a sensitive millivolt meter. He also observed orgone energy as a bluish light emanating from bions, a preliminary form of life, under a microscope. Reich began his career in psychology, and was a student of Freud. In his quest to get to the root of human suffering,
which he termed “emotional plague,” he found the emotional and energetic links to disease. All illness was a result of impaired orgone energy, or life force, of the patient. The orgone energy of the body can exist in an expanded or contracted state. It is the very emotional armoring of the individual that causes disease. When we have loving relationships and fulfilling lives, our orgone is in an expanded state, contributing to good health. Likewise, an armored individual, perhaps with an intense guilt about sex, will find himself heavily armored and prone to illness, as his orgone is contracted. Seeing the potential of orgone in health, Reich invented the orgone accumulator, which would collect the orgone energy present in the atmosphere into a box that the patient would sit inside. Using alternating layers of organic and inorganic material, the orgone would be drawn in and directed so that it could be concentrated inside the accumulator. This was used in treating cancer patients, with consistent results of increased strength and reduction of symptoms, as well as blood tests showing an increase in blue bions and immobilized cancer cells. One of his patients during the 1940s, who suffered from uterine cancer, felt such improvements when immersed in the orgone energy of the accumulator, that she invented an orgone energy blanket for use when traveling. Reich also worked with the orgone of the atmosphere in understanding and combating desertification and drought. He saw that the energetic properties of
the atmosphere were the primary force behind weather, rather than the secondary characteristics such as barometric pressure and humidity. In an orgone rich atmosphere, clean air and rainfall were abundant, whereas drought was caused by DOR, or deadly orgone energy, in the atmosphere. Reich created the cloudbuster, which was a device made with copper poles grounded into water, which worked with the orgone of the atmosphere to draw in moisture, clean DOR from the sky, facilitate rainfall, and even steer storms away from cities. His intention was to help mankind by alleviating drought, preventing natural disasters, removing deadly radiation from the air, and assisting the natural processes of the hydrological cycle. He found that even in the early days of his cloudbusting experiments, that the weather was being altered by DOR, attributed electromagnetic pollution in cities. Today we see DOR as “smog,” or “chemtrails,” exacerbated by deadly frequencies from cell phone towers and other sources. While working in Arizona in the mid-50s, he found that there was another element to the “climate change” the Earth was experiencing. He began to see a correlation between strange craft in the desert skies and heavy DOR conditions, and that there was off world interference which was causing the rapid expansion of the desert regions of the United States. He documented these spectacular findings in his final book, Contact With Space (1957), including the documents presented to the US Air Force regarding
these unusual phenomena. Wilhelm Reich’s work was far ahead of its time. He experienced constant attacks, including an anti-orgone campaign by the FDA, prohibiting his work with orgone on the grounds that it “did not exist.” He was jailed in 1956 after failing to appear in court, which he did not feel was an appropriate forum to judge scientific merit. He died in jail in 1957, and the US government had his books burned and his equipment destroyed. For many years, orgone energy has remained in obscurity, but now its time has come. In the 1990s Karl Welz invented orgonite, a modern adaptation of Reich’s work, which has now been made by countless others using fine metal shavings, quartz crystals, and polyester resin. This wonderful invention has been used worldwide in neutralizing electromagnetic fields (EMF) from cell towers and wireless devices to create healthy homes and communities, and in combating the pollution of our atmosphere and weather warfare of geoengineering. Orgone energy’s discovery by Reich had much farther reaching implications than drought abatement and cancer treatment. It’s the key to human awakening, and is our own life force energy that’s being used to heal ourselves and our Earth. In the next segment, we’ll learn how orgone energy works in neutralizing EMF, cleaning the atmosphere, and combating drought. The best part is, anyone can do it, and it’s free!
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Energy Can Be Harnessed From Simple IDEAS Learn The Occult Technique By Arno Pienaar SING IDEAS TO harness energy may sound like science fiction, but it’s actually a secret reserved to a very small number of initiates. The amount of energy that a simple idea can generate is unrivaled. Here’s how you can generate and harness energy from ideas:
Firstly, let us get to grips with what activation of the human body means. I can use a few metaphors, like coming online, awakening, piercing the veils, being reborn or ascending into a higher vibration. Many of these analogies are likened to the first part of just realizing that everything you have become was based on a big fat lie. Activation is the grace and bliss
awaiting a soul after a complete deprogramming of matrix-based constructs. The collapsing of a whole world created out of ignorance and the reconstruction of a new one by the creator you have acknowledged in yourself, the eternal and sovereign soul. This new world is indeed the one you may have heard prophesied about, and will come about for everyone as soon as enough souls have reached this
unavoidable conclusion: the realization that we are above the control of the control setup of what has kept reality as it is (i.e. a tape that’s been stuck for thousands of years).
It is only now that we are remembering that we are the creators of everything, of even all the gods ever worshiped that are kept alive to this
day by astral energy in the astral plane, seeking more devotees, more slaves! These gods now find themselves in a predicament where they will slowly lose all power in the form of fear given off by the ignorant seeking salvation outside themselves. A major source— if not the biggest source — of energy is directly linked to the consciousness of the individual. The Chinese relate to someone in healthful vigor as having an energized spirit. What is an energized spirit? This relates to your WILL to live. How badly do you want to get up in the morning? Do you jump up and start your day with passion or do you slowly but surely hesitantly rise from a coffin? The Will of an individual has plenty to do with the story they choose to believe to be true, connecting to their reality. As consciousness grows to higher levels, the Will of an individual likewise
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Indian land. How could it not being that close? The Lakota Sioux on pine Ridge used to depend upon the Ogallala Aquifer for their drinking water. But since the uranium contamination, they now pump water from the Missouri River. They have had their drinking water permanently poisoned from resource extraction in the past. Clearly, it’s fair for them to protest a pipeline right next to them with such a potential of disruption and danger to their lives. And if you think that pipelines are “safe”, look at the next claim.
TANDING ROCK 2017 will continue to be an issue. The fight of the Native American Indian tribes, environmentalists and the water protectors (protestors) is not over. Although the Army Corps of Engineers announced on Sunday December 4th, 2016, that it would not be granting the DAPL easement access, there is nothing to stop the oil company from disobeying that and moving forward anyway. After all, the amount they would have to pay in fines is insignificant next to the lost revenue they are experiencing from the delay of the project. The announcement offered temporary relief, but the battle is not over. Some at the camps have stated that the announcement was propaganda to lull people into a false sense of security. You can expect Standing Rock 2017 to be just as newsworthy as Standing Rock 2016. Before going further, however, it is worth revisiting the legal facts of the Standing Rock / DAPL issue, since there was so much emotion, disinformation and confusion surrounding it.
Historical Context of DAPL: Treatment of the American Indians in the Past First we need to understand the background. In 1851, the Laramie Treaty was struck which outlined the territorial claims of 8 American Indian tribes including the Sioux. However 11 years later in 1862, after many years of broken promises by the US Government (treaty land not honoured, food and supplies not delivered as promised), a war raged between members of the Dakota nation and the US military in southern Minnesota. In fact, December 26th marked the 154th anniversary of the largest mass execution in US government history, when 38 Dakota men were publicly hanged in Mankato, Minnesota. Around this time gold
Standing Rock 2017: The Fight is Not Over and other minerals were discovered on Treaty reservation land, so the US Government took back the land, dug for uranium and poisoned the aquifer and thus the drinking water of the people there (now incidentally the Sioux must pump the Missouri River to make their water drinkable). In 1890, a horrible massacre took place. At the Battle of the Wounded Knee (not a battle but a massacre), white men shot Lakota Sioux women and children and killed their buffalo. History.com describes it as follows: “The conflict at Wounded Knee was originally referred to as a battle, but in reality it was a tragic and avoidable massacre … a brutal massacre … in which it’s estimated 150 Indians were killed (some historians put this number at twice as high), nearly half of them women and children. The cavalry lost 25 men.” Clearly there has been a lot of mistrust,
broken promises, theft, violence and murder in the past. From the American Indian point of view, the DAPL is the black snake they have prophesized about which threatens their livelihood and lives. Those supporting the DAPL have made several claims substantiating why they believe it’s right, fair and legal. Let’s take a closer look at their claims.
CLAIM: DAPL Does Not Go Through Sioux Treaty Land This is technically true, but overall very misleading. Yes, the DAPL runs adjacent and parallel to an older 1982 pipeline in the same place. The pipeline passes by a point about 500 feet from Sioux land. Obviously, if some kind of oil spill were to occur, the probability is almost 100% that it would affect American
CLAIM: Pipelines are Safer to Transfer Oil than Trains and Other Overland Methods Another technically true but misleading point. Pipelines may be safer than other methods, but they still break and spill. Just in case you think that a domestic American oil spill is an unlikely event, consider this: only around 4 weeks ago another oil pipeline in North Dakota (not the DAPL, but a different one around 150 miles from Standing Rock) spilled into a creek. This happened at Ash Coulee Creek in North Dakota. 176,000 gallons of oil were spilled which contaminated around 5.4 miles of the creek. Oil is a dirty fuel; these kinds of accidents are bound to happen. The more a country relies on oil, the more accidents it can expect to have. Did you know the Keystone XL pipeline leaked 12 times in its 1st year of operation? In fact, there have been thousands of documented oil spills and pipeline breaks (averaging 31,500 barrels per year according to this source: http://www. biologicaldiversity.org/campaigns/ americas_dangerous_pipelines/) in the USA alone in the last 15 years! That is an astonishing figure and truly goes to show that there is no way “safe” way to transport
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Corporate/Banker Sponsored Pseudo Science And The Hijacking Of Humanity L to R: Einstein, a known plagiarist and disinformation merchant… Next is Tesla, a truly brilliant scientist/ inventor then Steinmetz, a great mathematician, who, like Tesla, in effect, had his humanitarian work erased from history.
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othing in the world is at it seems. The world of science is no exception. Some of the most hallowed theories/tenets held dogmatically in science by those high priests in the church of scientism with their somewhat challengeable nebulous ideas have been unjustly taken and put into the limelight of recognition through corporate/banker sponsorship. This flawed scientific disinformation has been deliberately promoted into mainstream science for control and financial gain: The powers that be and their business monopolies continue to flourish with pseudoscience that should have been long-gone from the limelight by now and dismissed as false. Much natural-based true alternative science and its pioneers have been prevented from gaining the recognition they deserve through suppression from the powers that be so that the status quo still remains: Their business monopolies continue unthreatened by undercutting from those alternatives… Yes, money is stronger than truth. If the applications of certain alternative science and technology had got the humanitarian recognition it deserved then its far greater cost-effectiveness and efficiency would have taken over and set the whole world free.
The corporate/banker sponsored hijacking of physics
A number of alternative natural-based physicists with their potential humanity transforming science and technology have been disavowed by the scientific community. The world of physics has brought us a religious cult of personalities with questionable and quirky ideas instead. In short, they’re not as clever as they’ve been made out to be. They have been put into the hall of fame to act as
pillars of disinformation care of corporate/ banker-sponsored dogma.
Albert Einstein – A known plagiarist and fraud
Albert Einstein is one of the main constructs used to serve the above purpose. For example, relativity has been proven wrong on a number of occasions… Even the likes of the New York Times and Time magazine have picked up on this. In fact, relativity was disproven before its publication, yet Einstein still remains one of science’s sacred saints. https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=oIsGYrvhWLE
Einstein›s Slave «Psyence» for corporate profits and mind control Other main constructs serving as pillars of disinformation and corporate/banker-sponsored dogma include the highly praised and much lauded Stephen Hawking and Michio Kaku.
While these scientists hog the limelight a number of physicists wanting to transform humanity with their brilliant ideas and true physics have been left destitute in the wilderness… However, there are a growing number of scientists with intentions to liberate physics from the confines of corporate/banker sponsored pseudo science to free humanity.
The late great scientist and inventor Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) learned what it was like to go against the wishes of the powers that be and the scientific establishment with their suppression of alternative technology. Tesla was up against the wishes of the central banking dynasties owned and controlled by energy barons JP Morgan, N.M Rothschild and JD Rockefeller. Tesla with his alternative independent free energy technology threatened to seriously undercut their conventional systems with a loss of control over the people. Tesla’s work included supplying unlimited energy everywhere; wireless or no-batteriesneeded electricity, power transmission through
radio and phones lasting up to a hundred times longer than today’s standards and also an early warning earthquake detection system… Attempting to bring these technologies into view, Tesla was met with having his labs raided, destroyed, equipment seized and intellectual property either burnt or confiscated. It’s worth noting that even today some of the intellectual property has been withheld in Tesla societies, showing the extent to which those shadowy men in black agents of suppression for the powers that be will go. They infiltrate certain groups such like the Tesla societies to prevent its humanitarian benefit from getting out to the world at large. Or, having infiltrated, they turn these societies into disinformation set-ups.
Sure, science needs to go beyond those self-inflicted boundaries, but it needs openminded active individuals willing to challenge the orthodoxy and expose the pseudo science with its ties to the establishment… Consider the possibility of what could be if we keep on with this, standing for the possibility of bringing down the establishment’s pseudo science and then usher in a new paradigm approach. Some modern-day scientists trying to bring Tesla’s work into being for the betterment of humanity have had a hard time, not only with the establishment but also with the public, calling them snake oil salesmen or even fraudsters… while others such as the likes of scientist Jim Murray have been considered at least by some as legit… Whatever the situation, while we’re discerning, let’s encourage those scientists who have courageously taken the alternative view… You can read more from Paul A. Philips at his site NewParadigm.ws
By Anna Hunt
UR WORLD CAN BE VERY TOXIC. This is simply a fact of modern life. Pollutants are everywhere. In the air we breathe. In the food we eat. In the water we drink, and they can even invade people’s words, thoughts and feelings. There really is no part of you – physical, energetic or spiritual – which isn’t under constant onslaught of some form of toxic substance. This is precisely why we need to take a proactive approach towards cleansing our bodies and minds. Here are some simple ways that you can cleanse yourself of the toxicity of modern society.
G1. Activated Charcoal
BPAs, heavy metals and pesticide are all present in our food chain. Which means they are also present in your body. Activated charcoal binds to pesticides and other environmental toxins. It then ushers them through the intestines to be purged from the body. After using activated charcoal, you can supplement your diet with molasses to replace important minerals the charcoal might leech from the body in the process of getting rid of the unwanted toxins.
G2. Milk Thistle
The Western Diet is full of carbohydraterich foods, such as pasta, bread and rice, and of processed foods made with high-fructose corn syrup and sugar. As a result, more and more people suffer from fatty liver condition. Milk thistle (Sylibum marianum) is a common herbal supplement taken to improve liver function. In addition, this herb has been linked to reduction in certain cancers, reduced diabetes and even improvement in digestive disorders.
G3. Nascent Iodine
Much of the public in the U.S. is being
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mass medicated with fluoride. Some believe that in addition to physical ramifications on the human body, fluoride can also affect the pineal gland, an endocrine gland in the brain, which has been dubbed “the Seat of the Soul.” Iodine, naturally occurring in plants such as seaweed, effectively improves the removal of sodium fluoride via urine. Unfortunately, the Western diet has left us deficient of this vital mineral while our bodies need it most. In his book Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It, Dr. David Brownstein explains how iodine can kill fungi, bacteria, viruses and how it removes fluoride and enables the body to get rid of heavy metals. People who take iodine in sufficient amounts report that they have a greater sense of well-being, increased energy, and a lifting of brain fog and sharper mental abilities.
near the emitting device.
Everything in the natural world produces an electromagnetic field, including the human body. Unfortunately, we are increasingly exposed to unnatural EMF’s that are emitted from Wi-fi and cellular networks, wireless devices, handheld electronics, power lines, etc. Scientific research is starting to discover that electromagnetic fields and radio-frequency radiation may have adverse effects on fertility and reproduction. Other studies have linked it to cancer, eye damage, insomnia, and other disorders. One way to block harmful EMF is by using a non-crystalline mineraloid called Shungite. The physical properties and molecular structure of Shungite has been found to block EMF radiation when it is placed on or
The North American native tradition of smudging by burning white sage bundles has been used for generations to clear out stale and negative energy out of the body and spirit. With the right intent and respect, the smudging process can help you clean your energy field, even if you are unaware of any problems. Smudging may help you clear residual feelings regarding a situation that has passed, negative emotions such as anger and fear that linger after an event or interaction, tension and stress felt psychologically or physically, as well as the harmful energies of other people that have latched themselves to your psyche. Smudging is a relaxing way to regain composure and re-centre your awareness after experiencing distress. Science continues to prove that meditation is a powerful healing practice. You can use a very easy and short meditation at any time to calm your physical systems, slow down your thoughts, and even protect yourself from psychic and energetic attacks. One example for a simple meditation is a white-light meditation. Close your eyes, calm the breath, and then image in the mind’s eye a bright white light forming a protective shield all around your body and any other person or object that you want to safeguard. It is up to you how long you keep your eyes closed and how bright your light will grow. As you open your eyes continue with the meditation by trusting that your white light will continue to surround, protect and comfort you.
In addition to meditation, there are many other ancient practices that can help you detox from modern society. Below are some wonderful resources: n The Root of Chinese Qigong: Secrets of Health, Longevity, & Enlightenment n Awaken Healing Energy Through The Tao: The Taoist Secret of Circulating Internal Power n Attune Your Body with Dao-In n Chi Self-Massage: The Taoist Way of Rejuvenation
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Anna Hunt is co-owner of OffgridOutpost. com, an online store offering GMO-free healthy storable food and emergency kits. She is also the staff writer for WakingTimes.com. Anna is a certified Hatha yoga instructor and founder of Atenas Yoga Center. She enjoys raising her children and being a voice for optimal human health and wellness. Sources sited within the article online. This article (6 Ways to Rid Yourself of the Toxicity of Modern Living) was originally created and published by Waking Times and is published here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Anna Hunt and WakingTimes.com. It may be reposted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement. Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of WakingTimes or its staff.
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hese are people who managed a savings bank that had to be rescued by the state,” Spain’s top-level National Court said in a ruling seen by AFP on Tuesday, adding it had taken the decision to avoid allowing former bankers to enjoying “impunity”.The ruling could act as a precedent for the other, more high-profile trial of former economy minister and ex-IMF chief Rodrigo Rato over alleged embezzlement when he was president of Bankia, another bank that was rescued during the financial crisis. In 2010, as the crisis raged in Spain, the five then managers and executives at Novacaixagalicia (NCG) left their posts, but not before obtaining compensation of nearly €19 million ($20.3 million) although they knew the bank was in dire straits http://bit.ly/2kTNCVj
n If Your Money Is in One of These Banks, You’re Helping to Fund the Dakota Access Pipeline
t a recent Standing Rock benefit in New York City for opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline, co-hosts Mark Ruffalo and Josh Fox were clear about what people should do if they want to help stop the pipeline: Take your money out of the banks that are funding it. Fox, an Academy Award-nominated filmmaker whose 2010 documentary Gasland helped launch the anti-fracking movement, called Wells Fargo, Chase, CitiBank, TD Bank and Bank of America “the biggest fracking sites that we have.” But they’re not the only ones: 17 banks are directly funding the pipeline, having given a total of $2.5 billion to Dakota Access LLC, the subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners developing the pipeline. In addition, according to research conducted by Food & Water Watch, the companies involved in building the pipeline have been extended a credit line of $10.25 billion from 38 banks. http://bit.ly/2kY93AC
he International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) is an organization that until recently you may have never heard of, but is now poised to make a powerful influence on your life. Why? The multi-billion dollar corporation and CIA data mining operation, Facebook, has decided to enlist the help of the International Fact-Checking Network in its quest to eliminate “fake news” (i.e. enact censorship through the backdoor). Those aware of the current psychological operations will know that the entire Russian propaganda and fake news themes are stealthy ways for the establishment to stifle dissent. They are whipping the public into a frenzy about purported Russian hacking and Russian interference without a shred of credible evidence, all the while scaring people into thinking they need some “independent” arbiter (outside of themselves) to decipher and decide what is real and what is fake. It’s the ultimate perception grab; they want you to hand over your power and let your perception be dictated by them. http://bit.ly/2kumdYZ
n Indigenous Victory: Spanish hydroelectric company abandons project in Guatemala after resistance
fter years of protests by indigenous communities, the Spanish company Ecoener-Hidralia has finally abandoned the project to build a hydroelectric dam on the Cambalan indigenous river, in Guatemala. The company has informed this decision through a statement published in the media of the Central American country.The company had already paralyzed the work it was doing on the San Juan de Barillas indigenous territory months ago, and had dropped charges against leaders of the community that had been denounced and imprisoned for rejecting the project and protesting against it. However, it hadn’t officially renounced to build it. Now, the company has stated that the project “hasn’t earned acceptance by a significant number of inhabitants of the territory where it was intended to be located.” http://bit.ly/2ksus86
n ‘Asbestos of the Sky’_ The Aviation Industry’s Darkest Coverup
I n It’s A Retail Apocalypse: Sears, Macy’s And The Limited Are All Closing Stores
t has only weeks since Christmas, and already we are witnessing a stunning bloodbath of store closings. Macy’s shocked the retail industry by announcing that they will be closing about 100 stores. The downward spiral of Sears hit another landmark when it was announced that another 150 Sears and Kmart stores would be shutting down. And we have just learned that The Limited is immediately closing all stores nationwide. If the U.S. economy is doing just fine, then why are we experiencing such a retail apocalypse? All over America, vast shopping malls that were once buzzing with eager
n flight, every crew member and passenger relies on an air supply. The assumption, of course, is that this air is filtered if not fresh. Perhaps you have sensed (and promptly dismissed) that there may be quality control issues around cabin air. The problem goes further than that, however, and astoundingly, this is not by accident but by design.What’s more concerning is the fact that the industry has known about this completely preventable health hazard for at least 40 years, but no attempts have been made to filter this cocktail of hundreds of chemicals (including organophosphates in the same category as toxic nerve agents like Sarin) out of the cabin air before travelers are forced to breath them in. Nor has the root cause of the problem — unsafe aircraft design and the deprioritization of human safety — been effectively addressed. http://bit.ly/2jFv4TF
n Sustainable agriculture in Detroit feeds 2,000 households free
rban renewal on a couple of acres in a northern section of Detroit, Michigan doesn’t mean fancy street signs, sprawling apartment complexes or bicycle lanes. It means a vision for clean food and sustainable agriculture to create a new kind of urban development called an “agrihood.” Parcels of land formerly in disarray are being dug up and retrofitted as an urban farm and more under the direction of the 501 (3) (c) group called the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI). The group has attracted $4 million in corporate investment dollars. http://bit.ly/2jXQbRU
n France Pulls An All Out Ban on Pesticides in the Public
t the very end of 2016, AP News reported that “children will soon be able to frolic in the grass without risk of intoxication.” “Pesticides will be banned in all public green spaces from Sunday while non-professional gardeners will no longer be able to buy pesticides over the counter,” they reported. This pesticide ban covers public forests, parks and gardens, but local authorities are still allowed to use pesticides in cemeteries for some reason. A ban of pesticides in private gardens will be complete by 2019. French lawmakers have adopted a “green initiative” that also includes a ban on plastic bags for vegetables. http://bit.ly/2kTQ3a7
new, to even speak of it can get you labeled as an “anti-vaxxer” or a health fanatic of sorts by the sheeple (brainwashed masses) that believe every vaccine the CDC recommends not only works, but is 100% safe and 100% effective 100% of the time. Even if some vaccines work some of the time, are they worth the health risk? That is the ultimate question, because one statistic you may not know is that children who receive mercury-containing vaccinations (listed as thimerosal usually) are 27 times more likely to develop autism than those who don’t get those jabs. That comes from a recent study based on the CDC’s own data. Still want to keep it a hush-hush topic? http://bit.ly/2iDWlGq
n Living close to busy roads may cause dementia: Study
iving near busy roads with constant noise has more downsides than sleep deprivation. Canadian scientists say that those who live in proximity to heavy traffic have an increased risk of developing dementia. “People who lived within 50 metres of high-traffic roads had a seven per cent higher likelihood of developing dementia compared to those who lived more than 300 meters away from busy roads,” research from Public Health Ontario (PHO) and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) has found. http://bit.ly/2ksGq1u
n Research Confirms this Holistic Treatment is Safer and More Effective than Morphine
new study has discovered that acupuncture can be more effective in treating pain than intravenous morphine. In addition, the researchers discovered that acupuncture can work faster in relieving pain and have fewer adverse effects. The study was conducted over a one-year period at the Fattaouma Bourguiba University Hospital in Tunisia. The results were published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine. Morphine is an opioid pain medication which can have severe adverse effects. These include drowsiness, dizziness, constipation, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, headache, tired feeling, anxiety and mild itching. Other risks associated with morphine use include misuse, abuse and addiction. http://bit.ly/2kuu1Kp
n The Amish, who don’t get vaccinated, rarely get autism, cancer, or heart disease — coincidence?
o not talk about whether vaccines work or not, or whether or not they cause autism, unless you’re ready for a very heated debate. Although the link between vaccines and autism is nothing
Study Reveals Why LSD Trips are So Long and How it Can Treat Depression and Schizophrenia
or decades, scientific exploration into the realm of psychedelic drugs has been strictly forbidden by the US government. However, recently, as a result of constant pressure from civil rights groups, scientists are finally getting the opportunity to see what these drugs are all about. LSD has been a primary focus of recent research, and study after study has shown that this substance has many beneficial uses. One recent study conducted by a team of researchers from The University of North Carolina, Stanford University and the University of California has shown that LSD could be used to treat schizophrenia and depression. http://bit.ly/2k1jpBU
End of Fillings? King’s Researchers Find Novel Way to Regrow Damaged Teeth
he new biological method could see teeth use their natural ability to repair large cavities rather than using cements or fillings, which are prone to infections and often need replacing a number of times. Researchers at King’s College London in the United Kingdom have discovered that Tideglusib, a drug designed to regrow brain cells in patients living with neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s, can stimulate the stem cells contained in the pulp of teeth. This discovery generates enough dentine – the hard, calcified tissue beneath the outer enamel surface in teeth – and naturally regenerates the damaged teeth, substantially reducing the need for artificial fillings. http://bit.ly/2kYgJ5U
By Dr. Josh Axe
transmission in pain pathways. A 2012 study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine found that CBD significantly suppressed chronic inflammatory and neuropathic pain in rodents without causing analgesic tolerance. Researchers suggest that CBD and other non-psychoactive components of marijuana may represent a novel class of therapeutic agents for the treatment of chronic pain. (4) According to a 2007 meta-analysis conducted in Canada, the combination of CBD and THC buccal spray was found to be effective in treating neuropathic pain in multiple sclerosis, which can be debilitating for 50 to 70 percent of MS patients. (5)
HE USE OF medical Marijuana continues to be an emotionally and politically charged issue. Although cannabis oil preparations have been used in medicine for millennia, the concern over the dangers of abuse led to the banning of the medicinal use of marijuana in the 1930s. Only recently, marijuana and chemically related compounds have come back to being considered of therapeutic value. A prominent compound found in marijuana or cannabis, CBD, or cannabidiol, has shown to treat numerous diseases. Researchers believe that in view of the very low toxicity and the generally benign side effects of CBD, neglecting or denying CBD benefits and its clinical potential is simply unacceptable.
What Is CBD?
CBD is one of over 60 compounds found in cannabis that belong to a class of ingredients called cannabinoids. Until recently, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) was getting most of the attention because it’s the ingredient in cannabis that produces mind-altering effects in users, but CBD is also present in high concentrations — and the medical world is realizing that its list of medical benefits continues to grow. CBD is the major nonpsychoactive component of Cannabis sativa. According to a 2013 study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, CBD benefits including acting in some experimental models as an anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, antioxidant, antiemetic, anxiolytic and antipsychotic agent, and is therefore a potential medicine for the treatment of neuroinflammation, epilepsy, oxidative
injury, vomiting and nausea, anxiety and schizophrenia. (1) Research is beginning to show that CBD is different than other well-studied cannabinoids. All cannabinoids act as ligands, meaning they dock onto the binding site of a protein and have the ability to modulate a receptor’s behaviour. CB1 receptors are widely distributed, but are particularly abundant in areas of the brain, including those concerned with movement, coordination, pain and sensory perception, emotion, memory, cognition, autonomic and endocrine functions. (2) CB2 receptors are found mostly in the immune system, and they seem to reduce inflammation and certain kinds of pain. Although cannabinoids all have similar
structures, they display a wide array of actions at each of the different receptors. However, scientists are finding out that CBD has very little effect on CB1 and CB2 receptors, which probably explains why it doesn’t have mind-altering effects, unlike THC, which positively regulates the CB1 receptor. That’s why most marijuana grown for recreational purposes are typically very low in CBD and high in THC. (3)
8 Proven Benefits of CBD
1 RELIEVES PAIN AND INFLAMMATION Among common CBD benefits, natural pain relief tops the list for many. Evidence suggests that cannabinoids may prove useful in pain modulation by inhibiting neuronal
2. HAS ANTIPSYCHOTIC EFFECTS Research shows that CBD benefits include producing antipsychotic effects. It appears to have a pharmacological profile similar to that of atypical antipsychotic drugs as seen using behavioural and neurochemical techniques in animal studies. Additionally, studies show that CBD prevents human experimental psychosis and is effective in open case reports and clinical trials in patients with schizophrenia, with a remarkable safety profile. (6) 3. REDUCES ANXIETY Studies using animal models of anxiety and involving healthy volunteers clearly suggest an anxiolytic-like effect of CBD. Cannabidiol has shown to reduce anxiety in patients with social anxiety disorder and researchers suggest that it may also be effective for panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, social anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. (7) A 2011 study aimed to compare the effects of a simulation public speaking test on healthy control patients and treatment-
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From page 10 native patients with social anxiety disorder. A total of 24 never-treated patients with social anxiety disorder were given either CBD or placebo 1.5 hours before the test. Researchers found that pretreatment with CBD significantly reduced anxiety, cognitive impairment and discomfort in their speech performance, and significantly decreased alertness in anticipation of their speech. The placebo group presented higher anxiety, cognitive impairment and discomfort. (8) 4. HELPS TO FIGHT CANCER Several scientific reports demonstrate that CBD benefits include possessing anti-proliferative, pro-apoptotic effects that inhibit cancer cell migration, adhesion and invasion. (9) A 2006 study published in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics found for the first time that CBD potently and selectively inhibited the growth of different breast tumour cell lines and exhibited significantly less potency in non-cancer cells. (10) In 2011, researchers added light on the cellular mechanism through which CBD induces cell death in breast cancer cells. They showed that CBD induced a concentration-dependent cell death of both oestrogen receptor-positive and oestrogen receptor-negative breast cancer cells. They also found that the effective concentrations of CBD in tumour cells have little effect on non-tumourigenic, mammary cells. (11) CBD behaves as a non-toxic compound and studies show that doses of 700 milligrams per day for 6 weeks did not show any overt toxicity in humans, suggesting that it can be used for prolonged treatment. Not only does the research show that CBD benefits including being effective in fighting breast cancer cells, data also suggests that it can be used to inhibit the invasion of lung and colon cancer, plus it possesses antitumour properties in gliomas and has been used to treat leukemia. (12) 5. RELIEVES NAUSEA Cannabis has been used for centuries for the suppression of nausea and vomiting. Research has revealed that among more than 80 cannabinoid compounds found in marijuana, both the intoxicant THC and the non-intoxicant CBD helps to get rid of nausea and vomiting in animal studies. A 2012 study published in the British Journal of Pharmacology found that CBD benefits including possessing anti-nausea and antiemetic effects when it was administered to rats. (13) Researchers found that CBD acts in a diphasic manner, meaning that in low doses it suppresses toxin-induced vomiting, but in high doses it increases
nausea or has no effect. 6. MAY TREAT SEIZURES AND OTHER NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS A 2014 survey conducted by researchers at Stanford University was presented to parents belonging to a Facebook group dedicated to sharing information about the use of cannabidiolenriched cannabis to treat their child’s seizures. Nineteen responses met the inclusion criteria for the study: a diagnosis of epilepsy and current use of CBDenriched cannabis. The average number of anti-epileptic drugs tried before using CBD cannabis was 12. Sixteen (84 percent) of the 19 parents reported a reduction in their child’s seizure frequency while taking CBD cannabis. Of these, two (11 percent) reported complete seizure freedom, eight (42 percent) reported a greater than 80 percent reduction in seizure frequency, and six (32 percent) reported a 25–60 percent seizure reduction. Other beneficial effects included increased alertness, better mood and improved sleep; while side effects included drowsiness and fatigue. (14) Later in 2014, researchers reported on preliminary results of a study involving children with treatment-resistant epilepsies in an expanded access “compassionate use program.” Patients received a purified 98 percent oil-based CBD extract called Epidiolex, which is made by GW Pharmaceuticals. After 3 months of treatment, 39 percent of the 23 patients had more than a 50 percent reduction in seizures, with a 32 percent median reduction. These preliminary results support the animal studies and survey reports that CBD may be a promising treatment for treatment-resistant epilepsy and it is generally well tolerated in doses up to 25 milligrams per kilogram of body weight. (15) 7. LOWERS INCIDENCE OF DIABETES A 2006 study found that CBD treatment significantly reduced the incidence of diabetes in non-obese diabetic mice from an incidence of 86 percent in non-treated mice to an incidence of 30 percent in CBD-treated mice. CBD benefits also showed a significant reduction of plasma levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines. A histological examination of the pancreatic islets of the CBD-treated mice revealed significantly reduced insulitis. (16) In 2013, the American Journal of Medicine published a study that highlighted the impact of marijuana use on glucose, insulin and insulin resistance among U.S. adults. The study included 4,657 adult men and women from the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey from 2005 to 2010. Of the participants, 579 were current marijuana users and 1,975 were past users. The researchers found that current marijuana use was associated
with 16 percent lower fasting insulin levels. They also found significant associations between marijuana use and smaller waist circumferences, a factor connected to the onset of diabetes symptoms. (17) 8. PROMOTES CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH A 2013 study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology reports that CBD protects against the vascular damage caused by a high glucose environment, inflammation or the induction of type 2 diabetes in animal models; plus, CBD proved to reduce the vascular hyperpermeability (which causes leaky gut) associated with such environments. (18)
CBD vs. THC
CBD and THC are the two main compounds in the marijuana plant and they are the only two cannabinoids that
have been well characterized to date. Many strains of marijuana are known for having abundant levels of THC and high-CBD strains are less common; however, with the medical community paying more attention to the therapeutic effects of CBD, that is beginning to change. Both compounds have important health benefits: THC has antispasmodic, analgesic, anti-tremor, antiinflammatory, appetite stimulating and anti-emetic properties, and CBD has anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, antipsychotic, antioxidant, neuroprotective and immunomodulatory effects. The clinical use of THC is often limited by its unwanted psychoactive side effects, and for this reason interest in non-
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And Will Conquer the 1%: Ex-CIA Spy The man who trained more than 66 countries in open source methods calls for re-invention of intelligence to re-engineer Earth by Nafeez Ahmed
OBERT DAVID STEELE, former Marine, CIA case officer, and US co-founder of the US Marine Corps intelligence activity, is a man on a mission. But it’s a mission that frightens the US intelligence establishment to its core. With 18 years experience working across the US intelligence community, followed by 20 more years in commercial intelligence and training, Steele’s exemplary career has spanned almost all areas of the clandestine world. Steele started off as a Marine Corps infantry and intelligence officer. After four years on
Former CIA spy and Open Source Intelligence pioneer, Robert David Steele speaking at the Inter-American Defense Board in 2013. active duty, he joined the CIA for about a decade before co-founding the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity, where he was deputy director. Widely recognized as the leader of the Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) paradigm, Steele went on to write the handbooks on OSINT for NATO, the US Defense Intelligence Agency and the U.S. Special Operations Forces. In passing, he personally trained 7,500 officers from over 66 countries. In 1992, despite opposition from the CIA, he obtained Marine Corps permission to
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organize a landmark international conference on open source intelligence – the paradigm of deriving information to support policy decisions not through secret activities, but from open public sources available to all. The conference was such a success it brought in over 620 attendees from the intelligence world. But the CIA wasn’t happy, and ensured that Steele was prohibited from running a second conference. The clash prompted him to resign from his position as second-ranking civilian in Marine Corps intelligence, and pursue the open source paradigm elsewhere. He went on to found and head up the Open Source Solutions Network Inc. and later the non-profit Earth Intelligence Network which runs the Public Intelligence Blog. I first came across Steele when I discovered his Amazon review of my third book, The War on Truth: 9/11, Disinformation and the Anatomy of Terrorism. A voracious reader, Steele is the number 1 Amazon reviewer for non-fiction across 98 categories. He also reviewed my latest book, A User’s Guide to the Crisis of Civilization, but told me I’d overlooked an important early work – ‘A More Secure World: Our Shared Responsibility, Report of the UN High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change.’ Last month, Steele presented a startling paper at the Libtech conference in New York, sponsored by the Internet Society and Reclaim. Drawing on principles set out in his latest book, The Open-Source Everything Manifesto: Transparency, Truth and Trust, he told the audience that all the major preconditions for revolution – set out in his 1976 graduate thesis – were now present in the United States and Britain. Steele’s book is a must-read, a powerful yet still pragmatic roadmap to a new civilizational paradigm that simultaneously offers a trenchant, unrelenting critique of the prevailing global order. His interdisciplinary ‘whole systems’ approach dramatically connects up the increasing corruption, inefficiency and unaccountability of the intelligence system and its political and financial masters with escalating inequalities and environmental crises. But he also offers a comprehensive vision of hope that activist networks like Reclaim are implementing today. “We are at the end of a five-thousand-yearplus historical process during which human society grew in scale while it abandoned the early indigenous wisdom councils and communal decision-making,” he writes in The Open Source Everything Manifesto. “Power was centralized in the hands of increasingly specialized ‘elites’ and ‘experts’ who not only failed to achieve all they promised but used secrecy and the control of information to deceive the public into allowing them to retain power over community resources that they ultimately looted.” Today’s capitalism, he argues, is inherently predatory and destructive: “Over the course of the last centuries, the commons was fenced, and everything from agriculture to water was commoditized without regard to the true cost in non-renewable resources. Human beings, who had spent centuries evolving away from slavery, were re-
A businessman tries to break through a line of O blocked access to the New York Stock Exc commoditized by the Industrial Era.” Open source everything, in this context, offers us the chance to build on what we’ve learned through industrialization, to learn from our mistakes, and catalyze the re-opening of the commons, in the process breaking the grip of defunct power structures and enabling the possibility of prosperity for all. “Sharing, not secrecy, is the means by which we realize such a lofty destiny as well as create infinite wealth. The wealth of networks, the wealth of knowledge, revolutionary wealth - all can create a nonzero win-win Earth that works for one hundred percent of humanity. This is the ‘utopia’ that Buckminster Fuller foresaw, now within our reach.” The goal, he concludes, is to reject: “... concentrated illicitly aggregated and largely phantom wealth in favour of community wealth defined by community knowledge, community sharing of information, and community definition of truth derived in transparency and authenticity, the latter being the ultimate arbiter of shared wealth.” Despite this unabashedly radical vision, Steele is hugely respected by senior military intelligence experts across the world. As a researcher at the US Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute, he has authored several monographs advocating the need for open source methods to transform the craft of intelligence. He has lectured to the US State Department and Department of Homeland Security as well as National Security Councils in various countries, and his new book has received accolades from senior intelligence officials across multiple countries including France and Turkey. Yet he remains an outspoken critic of US intelligence practices and what he sees as their integral role in aggravating rather than ameliorating the world’s greatest threats and challenges. This week, I had the good fortune of being able to touch base with Steele to dig deeper into his recent analysis of the future of US politics in the context of our accelerating environmental challenges. The first thing I asked him was where he sees things going over the next decade,
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Occupy Wall Street protesters who had change area in November 2011.
given his holistic take. “Properly educated people always appreciate holistic approaches to any challenge. This means that they understand both cause and effect, and intertwined complexities,” he said. “A major part of our problem in the public policy arena is the decline in intelligence with integrity among key politicians and staff at the same time that think tanks and universities and nongovernmental organizations have also suffered a similar intellectual diminishment. “My early graduate education was in the 1970’s when Limits to Growth and World Federalism were the rage. Both sought to achieve an over-view of systemic challenges, but both also suffered from the myth of top-down hubris. What was clear in the 1970s, that has been obscured by political and financial treason in the past half-century, is that everything is connected – what we do in the way of paving over wetlands, or in poisoning ground water ‘inadvertently’ because of our reliance on pesticides and fertilizers that are not subject to the integrity of the ‘Precautionary Principle,’ ultimately leads to climate catastrophes that are acts of man, not acts of god.” He points me to his tremendous collection of reviews of books on climate change, disease, environmental degradation, peak oil, and water scarcity. “I see five major overlapping threats on the immediate horizon,” he continues. “They are all related: the collapse of complex societies, the acceleration of the Earth’s demise with changes that used to take 10,000 years now taking three or less, predatory or shock capitalism and financial crime out of the City of London and Wall Street, and political corruption at scale, to include the west supporting 42 of 44 dictators. We are close to multiple mass catastrophes.” What about the claim that the US is on the brink of revolution? “Revolution is overthrow – the complete reversal of the status quo ante. We are at the end of centuries of what Lionel Tiger calls ‘The Manufacture of Evil,’ in which merchant banks led by the City of London have conspired with captive governments to concentrate wealth and commoditize everything including humans. What revolution means in practical terms is that balance has been lost and the status quo ante is unsustainable. There are two ‘stops’ on
capital open source. For example, and as calculated by my colleague JZ Liszkiewicz, a white cotton T-shirt contains roughly 570 gallons of water, 11 to 29 gallons of fuel, and a number of toxins and emissions including pesticides, diesel exhaust, and heavy metals and other volatile compounds – it also generally includes child labor. Accounting for those costs Robert Steele’s vision for open source systems and their real social, human and greed to the nth degree: the first is the carrying environmental capacity of Earth, and the second is human impacts has totally different implications for how sensibility. We are now at a point where both we should organize production and consumption stops are activating.” than current predatory capitalism.” It’s not just the US, he adds. “The So what exactly do you mean by open preconditions of revolution exist in the UK, and source everything? “We have over 5 billion most western countries. The number of active human brains that are the one infinite resource pre-conditions is quite stunning, from elite available to us going forward. Crowd-sourcing isolation to concentrated wealth to inadequate and cognitive surplus are two terms of art for socialization and education, to concentrated the changing power dynamic between those land holdings to loss of authority to repression at the top that are ignorant and corrupt, and of new technologies especially in relation to those across the bottom that are attentive and energy, to the atrophy of the public sector and ethical. The open source ecology is made up of spread of corruption, to media dishonesty, to a wide range of opens – open farm technology, mass unemployment of young men and on and open source software, open hardware, open on and on.” networks, open money, open small business open patents – to name just a few. So why isn’t it happening yet? technology, The key point is that they must all develop “Preconditions are not the same as together, otherwise the existing system will precipitants. We are waiting for our Tunisian isolate them into ineffectiveness. Open data fruit seller. The public will endure great repression, especially when most media outlets and schools are actively aiding the repressive meme of ‘you are helpless, this is the order of things.’ When we have a scandal so powerful that it cannot be ignored by the average Briton or American, we will have a revolution that overturns the corrupt political systems in both countries, and perhaps puts many banks out of business. Vaclav Havel calls this ‘The Power of the Powerless.’ One spark, one massive fire.” But we need more than revolution, in the sense of overthrow, to effect change, surely. How does your manifesto for ‘open source everything’ fit into this? “The west has pursued an industrialization path that allows for the privatization of wealth from the commons, along with the criminalization of commons rights of the public, as well as the externalization of all true costs. Never mind that fracking produces earthquakes and poisons aquifers – corrupt politicians at local, state or province, and national levels are all too happy to take money for looking the other way. Our entire commercial, diplomatic, and informational systems are now cancerous. When trade treaties have secret sections – or are entirely secret – one can be certain the public is being screwed and the secrecy is an attempt to avoid accountability. Secrecy enables corruption. So also does an inattentive public enable corruption.” Is this a crisis of capitalism, then? Does capitalism need to end for us to resolve these problems? And if so, how? “Predatory capitalism is based on the privatization of profit and the externalization of cost. It is an extension of the fencing of the commons, of enclosures, along with the criminalization of prior common customs and rights. What we need is a system that fully accounts for all costs. Whether we call that capitalism or not is irrelevant to me. But doing so would fundamentally transform the dynamic of present day capitalism, by making
is largely worthless unless you have open hardware and open software. Open government demands open cloud and open spectrum, or money will dominate feeds and speeds.” On 1st May, Steele sent an open letter to US vice president Joe Biden requesting him to consider establishing an Open Source Agency that would transform the operation of the intelligence community, dramatically reduce costs, increasing oversight and accountability, while increasing access to the best possible information to support holistic policy-making. To date, he has received no response. I’m not particularly surprised. Open source everything pretty much undermines everything the national security state stands for. Why bother even asking vice president Biden to consider it? “The national security state is rooted in secrecy as a means of avoiding accountability. My first book, On Intelligence: Spies and Secrecy in an Open World – which by the way had a foreword from Senator David Boren, the immediate past chairman of the Senate Select Committee for Intelligence - made it quite clear that the national security state is an expensive, ineffective monstrosity that is simply not fit for purpose. In that sense, the national security state is it’s own worst enemy – it’s bound to fail.” Given his standing as an intelligence expert, Steele’s criticisms of US intelligence excesses are beyond scathing – they are damning. “Most of what is produced through secret methods is not actually intelligence at all. It is simply secret information that is, most of the time, rather generic and therefore not actually very useful for making critical decisions at a government level. The National Security Agency (NSA) has not prevented any terrorist incidents. CIA cannot even get the population of Syria correct and provides no intelligence - decision-support - to most
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The Psychology of Soft Slavery By Gary Z. McGee www.wakingtimes.com
“When a public is stressed and confused, a big lie told repeatedly and unchallenged can become accepted truth.” — George Orwell HE IDEA OF slavery is one of those concepts that has the tendency to be uttered in black and white terms. But slavery is anything but black and white. There are many shades of grey that people tend to neglect, usually out of indifference, but also out of ignorance, or by side-stepping the idea as, “just the way things are.” It was a copout during the times of hard slavery and it’s a copout now, during these times of soft slavery. Here’s the thing: hard slavery is overt, it’s apparent and self-evident. Nothing is hidden. Who the slave and the master are is very clear. Soft slavery on the other hand, is covert. It is neither apparent, nor self-evident. Everything is hidden behind comfort, apathy, security, convenience, indifference, and the illusion of freedom. Who the slave and the master are is not clear and is typically obscured by an unhealthy hierarchy that leads to public confusion between authority based on fear and authority based on free and transparent leadership, which in turn, can lead to a political cognitive dissonance and the pathetic stance of, “It’s just the way things are.”
The Modern Day House Slave
“History does not repeat itself, but it rhymes.” — Mark Twain Unfortunately, the spirit of the times under the rule of statism, is one of soft slavery. Statists, living in a world ruled by nation states and deceived by the illusion of freedom, are more akin to the house slaves from the times of hard slavery than to free human beings. The house slave of today is the typical state citizen just going through the motions, unaware of the extent of their own slavery. So caught up are they in the “rules” and the “laws” of the land, they cannot see how desperate their situation really is. And to
the extent that they can see, cognitive dissonance kicks in to squash the uncomfortable information in order to keep the comfortable worldview intact. Indeed, the all too typical cognitive error of “It’s just the way things are,” gets them off the hook for having to do any real deep thinking and envelops them in a warm blanket of indifference. Some might say I’m being too harsh in my judgment of the system, but I’m not one to pull punches. Had I lived during the times of hard slavery, I’d like to think I would have put my foot down and declares slavery immoral, rather than copout with the cowardly cliché: “It’s just the way things are.” Similarly, I put my foot down now, regarding the soft slavery of the modern era. People’s delicate sensibilities be damned!
Political Cognitive Dissonance
“Truth is a staff rejected.” — Unknown There is perhaps no more precarious an arena for cognitive error than the arena of politics, especially regarding civics and the psychology of power. This is because human beings are to the conditioning mechanisms of their own culture as fish are to water. The difference? Humans can think abstractly. But such thought victimizes itself when it comes to cognitive dissonance; to the extent that new knowledge, even knowledge backed by solid evidence, is ignored in order to maintain a sense of comfort and security within the cultural milieu. Maintaining comfort and security in one’s culture is just fine if that culture is healthy and not corrupt, but when it is both unhealthy and corrupt, such maintenance is tantamount to ignorance and one is more likely to become a victim of cognitive dissonance. So what are we to do? How do we prevent political cognitive dissonance from making victims of us? We begin by questioning things; rules, laws, cultural norms, even the truth as we know it. It requires getting uncomfortable. We must be able to dig down deep and question our political perceptions and weigh them against morality, health, freedom, and love. We must not be afraid of getting uncomfortable, even at the expense of our security. Hell, even the house slave during the era of hard slavery had “comfort”
and “security”. And so even now, the citizen living in the era of soft slavery should question both their comfort and their security.
The Difference Between CourageBased Leadership and Fearbased Authority
“We may have democracy or we may have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.” — Louis Brandeis Former Supreme Court Justice Those with the courage to get uncomfortable despite the comfort and security of the state, tend to become leaders who question authority. People tend to think that anarchy means no rules and thus no leaders, but it really means no rulers and thus no masters. There are still rules, of course. But those with the courage to question their culture’s politics realize that such rules are only valid if they are based on natural order, health, the golden rule, the golden mean, and the non-aggression principal. Otherwise, tyranny and violence become the rule and Krishnamurti’s words become all the more poignant: “It’s no measure of health to be well-adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” As it stands, we are suffering at the hands of fear-based authority the world over, due to the rampant overreach of nation states ruling over us using outdated laws that propagate a culture of soft slavery, which keeps the rich richer (powerful) and the poor, poorer (powerless). And behold, our soft slavery has become a plutocracy despite the free democracy for which we all yearn. True leaders question authority. Indeed, the leadership of a free people must be a couragebased leadership that dares to draw a line in the sand against fear-based authority. It’s not only freedom that hangs in the balance, but the future of our species. If we cannot get over this evolutionary hump of statism and soft slavery, then we are doomed as a species and no better than unthinking fish, ignorant to the water they breathe.
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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 (The Psychology of Soft Slavery) 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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The Matraea Centre, Duncan By Glennis Taylor
ORTH OF VICTORIA lies the quiet community of Duncan. As the hub of the picturesque Cowichan Valley, Duncan has in its core a gem of a business known as The Matraea Centre. This Centre is an integrative health centre that provides holistic care to women and families of the Valley. It began as a vision of two dedicated Registered Midwives who enthusiastically provide birth services to the community and surrounding area. Kate Koyote and Selina Boily wanted to create a central place to house a comprehensive array of services for pregnant women and their young families. This idea percolated for a decade or more before the time was ripe to bring this dream into fruition. As is often the case where an idea and perfect timing intercept, things lined up for Kate and Selina to bring their long-term dream into reality. They were led to an old 1923 red brick building in downtown Duncan that had been for sale for four years. Kate and Selina thought it was perfect and the Matraea Centre began to take shape. With some creative renovations, the Matraea centre opened its doors in 2011. The attractive building is a welcoming environment for practioners and clients alike. I can still hear the excitement in Kate’s voice as she tells me about the loving energy that went into the creation of their centre. Kate, who always knew she wanted to work with women and in the health arena, took her midwifery training in the UK and Seattle and has served as president of the Midwives Association of BC. Around the time of Kate’s third child, she and her family moved to Duncan. Kate has five children, so has much personal as well as professional experience!
Working as a midwife in the Duncan area and then joined by Selina, they attended to about 20% of the births in the Cowichan Valley. Working closely with other health professionals, doctors and specialists, and with hospital admission and discharge rights, Kate and Selina became well-respected members of the health community and the demand for midwifery services grew. The Duncan area has the highest per capita births by midwives in Canada. The Matraea Centre now has six dedicated midwives that deliver about 50% of the babies born in the Cowichan Valley. That is impressive! About 30% of those births are home births; the remaining 70% are hospital births. In the Matraea Centre, along with the six midwives, are a variety of other complimentary professional wellness services. Naturopathic care, acupuncture, counseling services, massage therapy, yoga, energy therapy, as well as a doula, provide women and their families with a full range of health options. They are still adding services, with a lactation consultant soon to join their team of experts. It is a brilliant concept and the Matraea Centre is a trendsetter for the province. This wildly
successful model is an inspiration for other communities. As part of their original vision, Kate and Selina wanted to incorporate a retail area to give healthy choices to new and expectant Moms. They felt that in a small community it wasn’t always easy for busy young mothers to have access to quality products for them and their little ones. With the Centre being centrally located and on bus routes, it is handy for women to pop in to purchase organic teas and other top quality items for themselves and the family. The Matraea Birth Shop is full of great items, many created locally, to make sure that young ones get off to a great start with organic and clean products that nurture them and cover their growing needs. When a woman is pregnant, she takes on the responsibility of another life. Her choices are not just about her, and she becomes more aware of the impact of what she purchases. The store products are selected and produced with great care and a deep concern for sustainability and environmental impact. The Shop offers
a wide selection of delicious and nourishing organic teas with the delightful Matraea label. The herbs used are organic and formulated by a knowledgeable local herbalist. Teas like Rumina’s Milk Tea For Breastfeeding Mothers, Energizing Iron Mama to the Toning Raspberry Leaf Tea are always favourites. There are soothing creams for the expanding belly and for baby’s bum, as well as gentle soaps and shampoos to name a few of the quality products created to address some of the stages and challenges of pregnancy, birth and nursing. Great gift ideas for showers and expectant friends. The store products have become so popular that the demand has now taken them overseas: available in Canada, the USA as well as Chile, the Netherlands and even recently Hong Kong and Korea. The Matraea Centre also offers many classes for expectant and new mothers. With about 20 classes a week ranging from yoga, pre and post natal classes, mothering groups, dance workshops as well as a variety of seminars, it is a hopping place for learning and friendship. With Kate and Selina, it is about being true to their philosophy. They know how important this time of life is. It is the beginning of a long and wonderful journey. “Birth is the foundation of all relationships, and it is where the difference we make in the world begins.” It is about honouring motherhood with dignity and grace, and about empowering women. Matraea comes from the root word, Matriarch. It is ultimately about love, of ourselves and our children and our mother earth. The Matraea Centre radiates this loving vision held by Kate and Selina and has been embraced by the community. Matraea products available at Ageless Living, Wholefoods Market, and other Health Food Stores across the province.
Awake, awake, the world is young — for all its weary years of thoughts The starkest fights must still be fought — the most surprising songs be sung!
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By E. Thompson
The school of hard knocks
I think most of you reading this post got your education from the same school I did – the school of hard knocks. We realized early on that life in this whirled was not the way we had been conditioned to see it. Many of us were misfits and rebels, dreamers and poets, souls too sensitive for the sacrificial horror of this world.
The teaching of hard knocks
As we look back upon our lives, we can see the progression of our conscious understanding. The school of hard knocks has whittled away the dross of normality, and given us a totally different perspective of the world in which we live – and our place in it. We are witness to the insanity that calls itself reason on every level of being – and we know that humanity on its present course is unsustainable – and doomed.
The understanding of hard knocks As ugly as it was, I’m thankful I went to the school of hard knocks. I’m glad I woke up to the real shakers and movers on this plane – the blood drinkers disguised as men and women who torture and sacrifice children, create endless wars, and hunt and murder animals for entertainment. Glad I woke up to the understanding of the Loosh Rote, and the soulless monsters that make laws designed to instill fear, stifle opposition, and oppress the human race.
Thoughts are things
We are not taught that thoughts are things, units of electro magnetic charge in a digital reality. Therefore, we are unaware that we are co-creators of reality – but our handlers know what we are capable of manifesting, so they get us to create the reality they want through brain washing, suggestion, coercion and a constant dose of fear. They provide the tools and we build the prison – the prison for ourselves.
In the last forty years, we have seen fifty percent of wild life disappear and fish-less seas are forecast by 2040 (See my article The Writing on the Wall). Humanity on its present course is unsustainable. Our environment is slowly being poisoned by drillers, frackers, miners, oil and radiation
leaks, and it’s not going to get better any time soon. The monsters are in control of us, and our environment, and have sold the resources of this planet many years into the future.
Breathing in misery
The earth will take the in-breath on the 19th - 21st of December, and because of the violence in thought, and deed, that is so prevalent in this sacrificial world, the inbreath will probably be the most toxic and poisonous thought form of this cycle. The effects of our negatively charged collective thinking will manifest somewhere on the planet after the summer solstice – whether it be drought, crop failures leading to starvation, earthquakes, sun flares, asteroid strike or volcanic eruption. The out breath can only manifest the content of the in-breath. These planetary balancing acts will create more misery for humans on this plane and will further compound the sustainability problem.
time loop, and we don’t even realize it. As we come to understand the fractal nature of everything in this reality, we can see the fractal connection between ants farming aphids, man farming animals – and its counterpart ‘something’ farming us. The only way to stop being a human farm animal is to stop enslaving animals and profiting from their misery. We can only do this for ourselves – the alternative is to become energetic and physical cannon fodder for the program.
mimics will find excuses for having cruelty as a centrepiece, but that’s their karma not ours. Our thinking and relationship with all of life is of paramount importance in the inbreath. Although we can’t change the whirled reality, we can change ours.
The Law of Return
Emergence of beauty
The quality of our life matches the quality of our resonance, and our thoughts create our circumstances. The Law of Return operates on both positive and negative frequency patterns, and this is what so called luck and bad luck are really all about – there is no such thing as luck, it’s our thinking and intent. If your life is falling to pieces it’s your faulty thinking that’s to blame. Of course a lot of people don’t want to hear that the buck really does stop with them. They don’t want to think that what they put out in the energetic world, they get back in physicality. It’s easier to blame somebody else for all their problems.
Protecting our corner of reality
We can protect our corner of reality by controlling our thinking. We can align ourselves with life – and not with death, and that means no dead animals on the dinner table. Of course the
It is up to each of us to find a way out of this hell world – but first we have to accept the horrible truth about our plight. We have to investigate spiritual laws, learn about the rules that govern this reality – look for the truth, and trust in our hearts that Source will guide us. Sir George taught that to make anything manifest in this reality, we have to act as if it had already happened. This is a momentous truth – if you can catch it! When our Mother breathes in 19th-21st of December – let’s make sure our contribution is one of beauty. To protect our spiritual and creative integrity, we need to avoid any type of mainstream news so that our emotions are not triggered, and to avoid conflict – which means shutting our mouths, and keeping our thoughts in a positive state of mind. Let’s laugh, be happy and creative. Get out the paint box and the brushes, the sketchpad and the pencils. Write a poem or a song or a story. The creation of beauty is our sacred undertaking, and our spiritual obligation to all life at this auspicious time. Much love…..
Written by E. Thompson
Elva Thompson was born in England in 1947 and moved to Rosebud Lakota reservation in 1987. She is the author of the Heartstar Series; Book One: The Key made of Air, and Book Two: The Gates to Pandemonia. Her other interests include organic gardening, ancient phonetic languages, sonic sound and their application in the healing arts. She is also a medical intuitive and teaches sonic repatterning using sound, colour, and essential oils. Elva Thompson is on Amazon Author Central @ amazon.com/author/heartstar
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becomes bigger, as more responsibilities are realized with the realization that you are your own world-builder. And, of course, every single thing manifests from your very own output. Here is another analogy: imagine someone tells you that you will definitely win the lottery tomorrow. How would you feel that night beforehand? Would you be able to fall asleep? The answer is probably no, because your energy levels would be extremely high from the idea that you will be a millionaire soon. Where is this intense energy actually coming from? It is coming from an idea inside of you, an idea that is charging you up with so much energy that you cannot even fall sleep! The mind is the author. The creativity of our minds all hold the keys to generating ideas which we can feed off of. And we are free to create anything out of an infinite amount of possibilities and potential. Those with the most energy are actually those who believe that what they are doing is leading them to their ultimate dreams. That is why there are people who live in extreme poverty with much higher spirits than others who live in better financial conditions. Their consciousness’s are running on different internal motivational mechanisms — a major source of the energetic state. According to physics, everything is
energy in its purest form, which means that those who are suffering from low energy levels are trapped in states of ignorant obliviousness. These are the victims falling under the archontic/ matrix programming syndrome. It is a sad fact that there is plenty of conflict in the world over just that, energy. People believe that there is not enough to go around, while there is more than can ever be used, in more forms than we will probably ever discover on this plane.
the flames raging from the ideas that fuel you, and keeps them in check, in order to prevent the body from overcharging itself and becoming too positive —”getting high” on too much energy. In a sense, you have to master the art of not taking the rational minds’ ideas up too seriously while, at the same time, still allowing them to be. What I am saying is synonymous with the practice of unidentification with the mind to remain in a fully aware
everyone and everything around us. When we make conversations with other people, we also talk to ourselves at the same time, holding an internal dialogue about what we think that is going on. If you are in a social situation that demands compassion and understanding, then the thought that is screaming for your attention is, nine times out of ten, irrelevant to the present moment. It is here where you lose out on beautiful, vital, moments of life, which are only perceived through nonjudgment and acceptance. It is here where you can create the most effects in life, by being available to synchronicity. The present moment is a prerequisite to finding the frequency where love resides. Love is the highest form of energy, one that nothing can surpass. Once reached, the love vibration will catapult you to your highest energetic state — one that will stay with you whatever you do and wherever you might go. Bob Marley famously said “my home is everywhere I go.”
The mind is the author. The creativity of our minds all hold the keys to generating ideas which we can feed off of. And we are free to create anything out of an infinite amount of possibilities and potential. As long as you discover that your state of consciousness is the mightiest dynamo of free energy you will ever need, then you will never be low on energy ever again, as you learn to perpetuate yourself through this world, simply harnessing energy from ideas!
Taming the Energy
Be sure to remain calm and balanced, though, as emotions can disturb you when they become too strong. This is where wisdom comes in: you’ll have to be able to remain centered even if you win the lottery, not to become too excited. What is wisdom? Wisdom is you, the observer, the timeless soul. This is a different mindset, one that calms
present state where all possibility may manifest.
This brings us to the highest realm of energy, the present moment. Here is where awareness experiences reality. How much of it is focused in this time frame depends on the presence of the individual. Here is where the mind gets in the way, unfortunately, stealing vital moments from awareness, which you will never get back again. If awareness steals away your attention, is it a good or a bad thing? Well, firstly, let’s take a look at a psychological phenomena that most people suffer from, and that is judgment. We consciously and, sometimes even unconsciously, judge ourselves,
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The Criminal Duplicity of the Mainstream Journalist By Julian Rose
E ARE FACED BY A shocking fact these days: the profession of journalism, and I speak of mainstream media journalism, has descended into truly toxic levels of printed and broadcast disinformation. One can now virtually count on the fact that what is being said on any topic of political significance, will be a carefully scripted trotting-out of government and corporate propaganda. That is not journalism. That is what George Orwell called ‘News Speak’. It is a dangerous game which these news hacks are playing. They are witnessing one event and describing it as quite another event. Let me amplify this by looking at the stories emanating out of the Middle East. It must be obvious to most of us by now that Russia, via Putin, is being held responsible for pretty much everything that is no longer working well for Western engineered neoliberal/neocon hegemonic globalism. In fact, the stream of accusations against Putin’s Russia have descended into near or actual farce, due mainly to the fact that they are not backed by any factual evidence. We are all simply supposed to ‘know’ that Mr. Evil is at it again and that the West must ready itself to take action against his ‘tyrannical activities’. Aleppo: BBC reports that returning pro Assad Syrian army troops are raping and murdering the civilian population of this once beautiful city in Eastern Syria. That thousands are trying to flee the massacre going on night and day at the hands of Assad’s army, supported by Russia and Iran. That a systematic bombardment of the citizens of West Aleppo is being perpetrated by the liberating Syrian army. That children are being killed in schools and that all this is being done with cold-blooded ruthlessness at the hands of the liberators. You’ve seen this sort of ‘journalism’. It is based on fictitious information concocted and spread about by paid-off insiders, hired to tell lies at ten a minute. They are there to protect the geopolitical interests of the West. As if to officially rubber stamp this fact, the US Senate recently introduced a bill attempting to ban any story line that might contradict such ‘official’ version of events. Especially those surrounding the defeat of ISIS and the liberation of Aleppo which had been occupied – and virtually starved out - by ISIS terrorists for the past four years. Attempts to silence truth are a direct
attack on free speech. And such attacks are endemic in Westminster and Washington, as we have long been aware. But what we have been less focused on is the fact that mainstream media journalists are one hundred percent complicit. They are equally as worthy of the title ‘criminals’ as the editors who pay
military force in directly combating the US and UK’s gruesome hegemony. ISIS, let us not fail to reveal, had even bombarded the people of Aleppo in their own homes, as a deliberate ploy so as to directly accuse Russia and Syria of engaging in these horrors. Western
Attempts to silence truth are a direct attack on free speech. And such attacks are endemic in Westminster and Washington, as we have long been aware. But what we have been less focused on is the fact that mainstream media journalists are one hundred percent complicit. them to lie and the politicians who use these lies to further their ambitions. I strongly doubt that any BBC, or other mainstream Western journalist, has even set foot in Aleppo during the past two weeks. They don’t have to. The propaganda machine works best when nobody looks the reality in the eye. They are simply puppets, singing the hymns that NATO, the EU and USA wants the world to hear. What has just happened in Aleppo is actually a disarmingly opposite reality. The Syrian national army has completed its recapture of the town. Supported by Russia and Iran, it has finally driven out the bloodcurdling terrorist executioners who had held thousands of terrified Syrian citizens hostage and in fear of their lives. The liberating army has brought food and has reconnected disconnected drinking water supplies. It is providing medical services to the sick and wounded and busing others out of still active danger zones. It is being greeted with relief and tears of joy. While, in comparison with the West, Russia has emerged as a relative powerhouse of studied diplomacy, as well as an effective
sponsored NGO’s are also complicit in inverting such news horror stories to sound like the evil is being perpetrated by President Asad’s national army. There is no end to the attempts being made to distort and reverse the truth. Now, let’s switch for a moment to that other closely related story of lies and deceit called ‘Fake News’. And, lo and behold, the gods of what is brazenly called ‘serious news’ (the mainstream media empire) are suddenly spooked by the fact that they might be loosing control over their people. That the feast of lies is not being absorbed as readily as before and that a significant number of those still able to think are turning over to alternative sources of information, like this one, in search of something plausible. Well, well, this is clearly something that must not be allowed to happen! Let’s brand these clandestine truth seeking sites ‘Fake News’ outlets, spreading false propaganda and lies amongst our audiences! Let’s outlaw freedom of speech – err, I mean fake news - and impeach those who defy us. Yes, and now we ‘know’ Russia
hacked into the US elections let’s try and get the West on a serious war footing and kick NATO into action against these anti Western infidels! So what I have discovered concerning what actually occurred in Aleppo is now Fake News, and because I’m telling fake news I’m in danger of being criminalized and held up as a traitor of mainstream ‘serious’ news and no doubt my Country. Don’t worry, I’ve been on the front lines for years fighting the likes of Monsanto, Tesco and the European Union, and I’m not about to run and hide at the behest of Rupert Murdoch, George Soros or the Rothschild’s. In a heightened state of outrage a few days ago, I contributed the following comment to a discussion on fake news in The Guardian: “You have just been reading a fake news column. Mainstream media = Fake News. It is under the unbending thumb of corporate control - and thus editors of papers, such as this one, are tools of a system that will only allow into print that which is expurgated and rid of any attempt to tell the truth, rather than the ‘newsspeak’ acceptable to the status quo. End of story.” And somewhat to my surprise it was not moderated out of existence. It received support and dissent, but the support considerably outperformed the dissent. That’s interesting. Please do take the time to follow the link below and watch the footage put together by ‘UK Column News’. It stands out like a beacon of light amidst the sea of darkness surrounding the issues I have described above. Real journalism can now only be found on discerning alternative media sites. Please note that I said ‘discerning’. Mainstream journalists who knowingly distort the truth, especially in life and death situations, should be considered as directly complicit in crimes against humanity. “http://www.ukcolumn.org/ ukcolumn-news/uk-column-news-16thdecember-2016-aleppo-justice-fakenews” Julian Rose is an early pioneer of UK organic farming, a writer, actor, international activist and President of The International Coalition to Protect the Polish Countryside. He is the author of two acclaimed titles: Changing Course for Life and In Defense of Life upon which further information can be found at “http://www.julianrose.info/”
Energy From page 2
no longer will there be darkness. Duality knows when any imbalance exists and the relationship of dark and light is recalibrating. It will even happen in your dreams. It will try whenever it can to make you doubt the new energy. It can’t win because it has already lost. It just doesn’t know it yet. But it will try… really hard to make you think it has a chance. Always remember that darkness has no resident energy. It is only the absence of light. It has no energy of its own. It cannot exist when light is present. It can only exist when the light fades. How does the light fade? Anger, hostility, hatred, fear, etc. The dark loves lower level consciousness. It thrives there. So show your power. Stand in your power and light and show the dark it can no longer exist within you. When you stand in your mastery, darkness goes away.
2. Be Compassionate To All Things
Did you know that a compassionate
energy is the strongest of all energies? Yes, even stronger than love. Love is second and once it matures, it becomes compassion. Can you be compassionate instead of critical? Can you be compassionate about things you need to endure? Can you have compassion for that person that cut you off on the highway? Or that person that cheated their way through a line you waited patiently for? Can you have compassion for your politicians? ALL of them. Not just your favourites. How strong is your compassion filter? Can you be with those who make you angry, anxious, and fearful and see the God in them? The masters that walked the Earth had the highest level of compassion of all beings. They had the ability to realign the energy of others solely based on their level of compassion that they could emit to others. That is why they were masters and why everybody wanted to be with them. You were once them and you will be again. It starts with compassion right here, right now. Do you feel that God, our prime creator is compassionate in all circumstances? Do you still feel the need to believe that God must be humanized and judge, punish or condone violence to those who are immoral in your perception?
Standing Rock oil. This doesn’t even include the 100s of undocumented spills that we were not told about …
CLAIM: The Sioux were Given a Chance to Voice Claims but Didn’t Negotiate
CLAIM: No Archeological Evidence DAPL is Going Through Burial Grounds
There are more disputes in this area too, with the DAPL claiming the pipeline doesn’t go through burial grounds. Does this stand up? Unlikely. Right after the tribe submitted burial evidence to the court, the DAPL jumped 25 miles and starting ploughing a new area with bulldozers. Why? To eliminate evidence. Waterkeeper Alliance lawyer Daniel E. Estrie was outraged at Dakota Access LLC for these actions:
3. Look Within To Find The Truth
You will never find the truth of who you are or where you came from based on another person’s perspective, regardless of their gift. Work with only your own divinity. Your gifts will align and provide you with information you cannot obtain from others. Stop pursuing validation from those around you. Stop waiting for others to provide you with healing. There really is no such thing as one person healing another. A healer only provides a seed of consciousness or a frequency of change that helps another person heal themselves. You are always healing yourself and always making yourself sick. When the balance shifts to higher vibratory states, disease will never enter your body again.
Anther North Dakota spill (not DAPL) that happened near Standing Rock in December 2016. Is any oil safe? Credit: RT.
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Both the DAPL and the Army Corps of Engineers have been claiming that the Sioux tribe didn’t respond in timely way to their requests for negotiation and consultation. Clearly there was a huge communication breakdown. Whose fault was it? It’s very difficult to determine. The article Everything You Need to Know About Standing Rock summarizes the situation: “When it all comes down, through, the tribe was not involved in the process. Whose fault that is . . . well, depends on how you look at the world, really. The Corps and DAPL made significant effort, but the tribe also doesn’t have the money, means or special training that the organization’s have. This causes some pretty significant imbalance. One example: After several months of requests for meetings and input, the Tribe asks for clarification on the process all together – keep in mind they had already been getting notifications from DAPL prior to this. When Chairman Archambault got involved – almost a year into the process – he claims that form letters and public meetings don’t meet the obligation of the Corps to consult with tribes. In the final months, there is confusion over the Army Corps of Engineers jurisdiction and their completion of necessary research and inclusion. During this time Chairman Archambault also asserted that the Army Corp of Engineers “violated its own policy” by not holding an “active and respectful dialogue before decisions are made and actions are taken.””
Does an all-loving God selectively choose who to be compassionate to? When you can begin to harmonize answers to these questions that mesh with the energy among us, you will begin to see things (all things) through alternate perspectives. You will begin to see compassion in everything and a system of love that is far beyond what can be explained in words.
““Based upon reports from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s lawyers, on Friday, September 2, the tribe provided to the federal court in Washington, D.C. specific locations along the planned pipeline route where evidence of sacred burial and other culturally important sites had been identified by experts. The tribe’s intent was obviously to protect these irreplaceable sacred sites by requesting that the court consider them in connection with a pending motion for a preliminary injunction, on which a ruling is expected by this Friday. Shockingly, the day after the tribe notified the court of the specific locations of the sacred sites — and knowing the tribe would not be able to get into court over Labor Day weekend — Dakota Access LLC sent work crews with bulldozers and other heavy equipment out to the very locations that had been identified by the tribe and physically destroyed them. If these allegations against the pipeline company are true, in the 23 years that I have practiced and taught environmental law, I have never seen such an outrageous, unconscionable, and bad faith abuse of the legal process. It also plainly demonstrates that contrary to the pipeline company’s spin, it is the company, not the tribe, that is the aggressor here.””
DAPL Was Deliberately Fast-Tracked to Avoid Environmental Impact Statement The DAPL is certainly making a lot of dubious claims, but let’s turn away from its claims and onto its actions. The fact is that the DAPL broke the law in numerous ways in the lead up to this project. The main way they skirted the law was by engaging in segmentation (breaking up the project into lots of shorter projects in order to get more favourable legal treatment). They conspired to push the project through without doing an EIS (Environmental Impact Statement) as required
by law. DAPL tried to do a short-form EIS, but their proposed line is 7 miles longer than another similar project which did complete an EIS. They used a fast track method (Army Corps Permit 12) to avoid an EIS: “The permits for the Dakota Access Pipeline project (DAPL) were granted using the Army Corps Nationwide Permit 12, a fast track permitting process that has allowed the oil and gas industry to build numerous fossil fuel pipelines across the country, even on private property, without any project s pecific environmental review or public input process.” The theme of large corporations trying to avoid the EIS is a common one. This is exactly what happened when a joint consortium including the US Navy tried to force the military SuperFerry onto the island of Kauai, Hawaii, against the wishes of the local people and without an EIS. The consortium was headed by John Lehman, a member of the neocon PNAC group that agitated for 9/11 before it happened. Due to direct action and the bravery of many surfers who jumped in the water and blocked the ship from docking, the SuperFerry was never able to make it to Kauai. The common theme is undeniable: large corporations have a habit of avoiding the responsibility of conducting a thorough environmental impact assessment regarding their plans – obviously because they don’t want scrutiny of their actions and for the public to realize just how much the corporations’ activities will affect the land, air, water, etc. Another question worth asking is this: why was the pipeline moved from going through Bismarck (where it was originally planned) to going through Native land? Is it because Bismarck residents are whiter and have more political power, and thus a government that is less likely to cross them than a more disadvantaged and less politically powerful section of society?
Speak to your cellular structure and watch it respond. A smart body system exists within you that controls your ENTIRE health as a unit. Not just one aspect. The smart body system consists of trillions of pieces of DNA, which hear every single one of your intentions and responds accordingly. Do you think spontaneous remissions are a coincidence? That’s DNA working at near 100 percent efficiency for a split second and it happens all the time. Your DNA is waiting for you to become quantum, just as it is quantum. Your DNA does not understand what others say to you. It understands what you say to yourself. You are your best healer. You are your best teacher. You are your best everything. You are part of everything and everything is a part of you. Realize that your DNA can amplify itself in patterns that reflect everything that you think, feel and act in your daily life. All health and all disease first manifests from this origin. Take the time to meditate or reflect on who you are and where you are going. Take a walk in nature and communicate with your breath and Mother Nature herself. There is great wisdom there and its waiting to hear from you. You are loved more than you can imagine.
Water Protectors Hit with Police Brutality and Chemtrails Even if you believe the DAPL is in the right, how can the Government justify the police brutality dished out? The police used water cannons in already freezing conditions, which was widely and sharply denounced as inhumane. The police also used rubber bullets and conducted illegal strip searches on the protectors. In one video a woman claims some water protectors were being sprayed with chemtrails. There have also been unverified reports of cell phone jamming.
Standing Rock 2017 Will Continue Standing Rock may have temporarily disappeared from the headlines, but the fight is not over. You can be sure that the oil company is either continuing anyway (and paying the relatively low fines) or considering doing so. There are 3 different camps at Standing Rock: Oceti Oyate (the main camp north of the Cannonball), and Rosebud and Sacredstone (on the south of the Cannonball). They have not always been in good communication with each other, so it has been hard to verify information. Ever since the Dec. 4th announcement, the elders (such as Chairman David Archambault in this video) have asked supporting people to go home because of the bitter cold and to make the camps more sustainable. The Standing Rock battle in 2017 will still be about access to correct information. Meanwhile, the people there are still in need of basic supplies such as firewood, propane and food. If you feel called to donate, the best way is via these 2 links – this for the legal fund (http://waterprotectorlegal. org/), and this for food (https://fundrazr.com/ PleaseSupportWinonasKitchen). Thanks so much to Mark Morey for assistance in providing information for this article.
About the Author
Makia Freeman is the editor of The Freedom Articles and senior researcher at ToolsForFreedom.com), 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 embedded throughout article online. This article (Standing Rock 2017: The Fight is Not Over) was originally created and published by The Freedom Articles and is re-posted here with permission.
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Open Source From page 13
cabinet secretaries, assistant secretaries, and department heads. Indeed General Tony Zinni, when he was commander in chief of the US Central Command as it was at war, is on record as saying that he received, ‘at best,’ a meager 4% of what he needed to know from secret sources and methods.” So does open source mean you are calling for abolition of intelligence agencies as we know them, I ask. “I’m a former spy and I believe we still need spies and secrecy, but we need to redirect the vast majority of the funds now spent on secrecy toward savings and narrowly focused endeavours at home. For instance, utterly ruthless counterintelligence against corruption, or horrendous evils like paedophilia. “Believe it or not, 95% of what we need for ethical evidence-based decision support cannot be obtained through the secret methods of standard intelligence practices. But it can be obtained quite openly and cheaply from academics, civil society, commerce, governments, law enforcement organizations, the media, all militaries, and non-governmental organizations. An Open Source Agency, as I’ve proposed it, would not just meet 95% of our intelligence requirements, it would do the same at all levels of government and carry over by enriching education, commerce, and research – it would create what I called in 1995 a ‘Smart Nation.’ “The whole point of Open Source Everything is to restore public agency. Open Source is the only form of information and information technology that is affordable to the majority, interoperable across all boundaries, and rapidly scalable from local to global without the curse of overhead that proprietary corporations impose.” It’s clear to me that when Steele talks about intelligence as ‘decision-support,’ he really does intend that we grasp “all information in all languages all the time” – that we do multidisciplinary research spanning centuries into the past as well as into the future. His most intriguing premise is that the 1% are simply not as powerful as they, and we, assume them to be. “The collective buying power of the five billion poor is four times that of the one billion rich according to the late Harvard business thinker Prof C. K. Prahalad – open source everything is about the five billion poor coming together to reclaim their collective wealth and mobilize it to transform their lives. There is zero chance of the revolution being put down. Public agency is emergent, and the ability of the public to literally put any bank or corporation out of business overnight is looming. To paraphrase Abe Lincoln, you cannot screw all of the people all of the time. We’re there. All we lack is a major precipitant – our Tunisian fruit seller. When it happens the revolution will be deep and lasting.” The Arab spring analogy has its negatives. So far, there really isn’t much to root for. I want to know what’s to stop this revolution from turning into a violent, destructive mess. Steele is characteristically optimistic. “I have struggled with this question. What I see happening is an end to national dictat and the emergence of bottom-up clarity, diversity, integrity, and sustainability. Individual towns across the USA are now nullifying federal and state regulations - for example gag laws on animal cruelty, blanket permissions for fracking. Those such as my colleague Parag Khanna that speak to a new era of city-states are correct in my view. Top down power has failed in a most spectacular manner, and bottom-up consensus power is emergent. ‘Not in my neighbourhood’ is beginning to
trump ‘Because I say so.’ The one unlimited resource we have on the planet is the human brain – the current strategy of 1% capitalism is failing because it is killing the Golden Goose at multiple levels. Unfortunately, the gap between those with money and power and those who actually know what they are talking about has grown catastrophic. The rich are surrounded by sycophants and pretenders whose continued employment demands that they not question the premises. As Larry Summers lectured Elizabeth Warren, ‘insiders do not criticize insiders.’” But how can activists actually start moving toward the open source vision now? “For starters, there are eight ‘tribes’ that among them can bring together all relevant information: academia, civil society including labor unions and religions, commerce especially small business, government especially local, law enforcement, media, military, and non-government/non-profit. At every level from local to global, across every mission area, we need to create stewardship councils integrating personalities and information from all eight tribes. We don’t need to wait around for someone else to get started. All of us who recognize the vitality of this possibility can begin creating these new grassroots structures from the bottom-up, right now.” So how does open source everything have the potential to ‘re-engineer the Earth’? For me, this is the most important question, and Steele’s answer is inspiring. “Open Source Everything overturns top-down ‘because I say so at the point of a gun’ power. Open Source Everything makes truth rather than violence the currency of power. Open Source Everything demands that true cost economics and the indigenous concept of ‘seventh generation thinking’ – how will this affect society 200 years ahead – become central. Most of our problems today can be traced to the ascendance of unilateral militarism, virtual colonialism, and predatory capitalism, all based on force and lies and encroachment on the commons. The national security state works for the City of London and Wall Street – both are about to be toppled by a combination of Eastern alternative banking and alternative international development capabilities, and individuals who recognize that they have the power to pull their money out of the banks and not buy the consumer goods that subsidize corruption and the concentration of wealth. The opportunity to take back the commons for the benefit of humanity as a whole is open – here and now.” For Steele, the open source revolution is inevitable, simply because the demise of the system presided over by the 1% cannot be stopped – and because the alternatives to reclaiming the commons are too dismal to contemplate. We have no choice but to step up. “My motto, a play on the CIA motto that is disgraced every day, is ‘the truth at any cost lowers all other costs’”, he tells me. “Others wiser than I have pointed out that nature bats last. We are at the end of an era in which lies can be used to steal from the public and the commons. We are at the beginning of an era in which truth in public service can restore us all to a state of grace.” Dr. Nafeez Ahmed is an international security journalist and academic. He is the author of A User’s Guide to the Crisis of Civilization: And How to Save It, and the forthcoming science fiction thriller, ZERO POINT. ZERO POINT is set in a near future following a Fourth Iraq War. Follow Ahmed on Facebook and Twitter. For more information about the open source revolution see http:// nexusilluminati.blogspot.com/search/ label/open%20source
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