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Freedom Begins Within From the Authoritarian Self to the Liberated Self

“If people base their identity on identifying with authority, freedom causes anxiety. They must then conceal the victim in themselves by resorting to violence against others.” — Arno Gruen

By Gary ‘Z’ McGee

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reedom is both the easiest thing to gain and the hardest thing to hold onto. We can courageously declare ourselves free in one breath, while in the next breath meekly kowtow to authority. It’s like an Orwellian doublespeak somersaulting through our heads: freedom is debt-slavery, freedom is obeying orders, freedom is paying taxes against our will, freedom is keeping our mouth shut when a cop speaks, freedom is forcing our will onto others, freedom is codependence on an unhealthy authoritarian state. Really?!? Cognitive dissonance is our ego’s saving grace. We convince ourselves we are free, even when we’re not, so that our pride isn’t harmed. We convince ourselves we are free so as to maintain our comfort zones. We convince ourselves we are free because if we’re not free then our existence is null. In the end, freedom becomes a cliché concept we toss around inside of the very box we’re trying so desperately to think outside of. When it comes down to it, liberty begins within. It begins by first admitting that we must free ourselves from our inner tyrant before we can give birth to our inner liberator. It begins by digging deep and ousting the king trying to rule, decommissioning the commissioner trying to micromanage, and banishing the warden trying to keep order. It begins by not talking like rigid authoritarians to ourselves. Let’s break it down…

Authoritarian Self-Speak

“None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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e live in an age of hyper-conformity. It goes widely unrecognized because it has become the rigid “reality” that modern culture indoctrinates into its members. It’s even considered admirable somehow to be “well-adjusted to a sick society.” Of course, our cognitive dissonance usually prevents us from admitting that such is the case. This is because we are primarily psychosocial animals who create a pleasing-to-others false self in order to alleviate the deep-seeded fear of being hurt or abandoned by others. Which is fine if one lives in a healthy culture. Not so fine if one lives in a profoundly unhealthy, unsustainable, authoritarian culture such as the cultures dominating the world today.

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So what does a psychosocial animal that’s raised in an authoritarian culture do? Well, they speak to themselves in an authoritarian voice for one. Their inner tyrant is constantly pushing its authoritarian agenda, keeping the rebellious liberator at bay, lest he rise up and ruin the comfort zone or cultural malaise that has kept the inner tyrant safe and secure within the social milieu for so long. So even if self-liberation is the goal, the inner tyrant rises up and barks in its best drill sergeant voice, “Stop dreaming, there’s no such thing as freedom,” or “Shut up and obey like everybody else,” or “You’re not worthy of freedom, what makes you so special?” or “This is just the way things are, deal with it,” or “Don’t rock the boat, it’s easier that way.” The problem with this is that the majority of us cannot distinguish the indoctrinated authoritarian voice from the voice of our own free will, and we then confuse it for our own free will. Out of confusion and fear, we give into the inculcation. We remain authoritarian unto ourselves. We go with the flow, even though the flow is clearly poisonous. Ironically, the cure for authoritarianism is self-authority, or free will. The key to the cultural prison is realizing that we’re all at once our own prisoner as well as our own warden. Our inner conflict between indoctrinated authoritarian and rebellious liberator is precisely what keeps us unfree. But there is no conflict, really. We imprison ourselves with our own commanding words. We’re always free. Our free will has only to take authority back from our inner authoritarian, by using words infused with free choice, in order to turn the tables on the psychosocial dynamic. Instead of listening to the commands and authoritarian orders dictated by our inner warden or king, we speak to ourselves in a way that the freedom of choice is clearly paramount. And suddenly we’re able to ask ourselves, as Rumi did, “Why do you stay in prison when the door is wide open?”

Liberated Self-Overcoming

“The revolution begins at home. If you overthrow yourself again and again, you might earn the right to overthrow the rest of us.” — Rob Brezsny

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o what happens when we begin to base our identity on self-authority rather than on identifying with an outside authority? What happens when freedom of choice becomes paramount, despite our inner authoritarian? Freedom no longer causes anxiety, in this case, because we have liberated ourselves into further

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s a child who grew up in the seventies, I’m flabbergasted at the degree of generational differences in health, medicine, food, safety, and general well-being of children. Don’t get me wrong, I love technology and all the advancements we’ve made in several areas, but at the same time when you break it down to the simplest ways of managing human lives, we’ve taken one step forward and three steps back. The level of fear we currently exhibit as parents and as a society towards children is at an unprecedented level. When comparing the two time periods, an element of certainty exists where we have now immersed our most precious assets into an toxic, overly hygienic, medicalized, obsessive compulsive, paranoid, anxious and at the very least, a “cowardice culture” where children are being trained and almost indoctrinated into a world where “the norm” is to fear everything and everyone.

1. Our Entertainment Was Each Other We had no Internet, cell phones, computers or video games. Not only were our lives free of close proximity electronic devices and their constant electromagnetic radiation, but this allowed us to entertain ourselves through peer interaction and physical activity. You’re talking about a dramatic decrease in the level of physical activity from just 40-50 years ago and it’s manifesting itself in obesity, insulin resistance, and precursors to diabetes in children as young as ten years old. We didn’t have these distractions taking us away from each other’s presence, which allowed us to interact, manage and entertain our emotional states with

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A Child Who Grew Up In The 70s Compared To Today

friends. Texting, instagraming and facebooking has turned our children into a generation of mindless drones who can only interact when they’re behind a keyboard, earpiece, speaker or headset-anything else is just too scary.

2. Playing Outside Was Normal, Not Prohibited Most people who pass by a park today and see 10-year old children playing alone, think “why” as fear strikes a chord. Why are they without their parents? Why are they playing alone without supervision? This was normal and just a way of life in the 70s. We stayed outside until the lights turned off in the summer or heard our parents screaming to come inside. Nobody called the police because a group of kids were playing alone on their street or in the park. When parents had people over, we were expected to go outdoors. We didn’t live in nanny state where unsupervised children were seen as having negligent parents. We should all be ashamed of creating a society where children are

prohibited from playing outside with their friends after 6pm or chastising parents for allowing them to. And yes, we had child murderers, molesters, and kidnappers back then too. We just didn’t freak out about the “what ifs” at the expense of our children’s freedom and expression of who they are. Now we have them cooped up in front of iPods, iPads, playstation, xbox and any other device that can lock their attention to a screen as long as they’re at home and our perception of security is at ease. Some people call that technological progress, but it’s nothing more than a safety net to ease our conscience and societal expectations gone adrift.

3. Children Were Not Labeled As ADHD, ADD, or Hyperactive. They Were Just Kids Being Kids Children today are being medicated at alarming rates for what appears to be normal childhood behavior. Yes, there are some children with legitimate behavioral issues but they are an extreme minority and none of these issues are

solved by medication. The big problem is that we’re diagnosing and labeling common temper outbursts and other disruptive behavior in millions of children as attention deficit disorder (ADD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). If you took a subset of 3-year old children from 1970 and transported them to our current timeline, you would see that not much has changed, however the way we deal with them has. We are putting kids on long-term stimulants as if it was candy. A nationwide CDC survey found that 11 percent of children ages 4 to 17 have received a diagnosis of ADHD, and about one in five boys. Vast majorities are put on medications such as methylphenidate (commonly known as Ritalin) or amphetamines like Adderall that cause growth suppression, insomnia and hallucinations. About half a trillion US dollars is being wasted on unnecessary medication of young children for ADHD, of which Medicaid funds almost 100 million. The youngest kindergarten kids are 60 percent more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than the oldest in the same grade, and also, by the time those groups reached the fifth and eighth grades, the youngest are more than twice as likely to be on prescription stimulants. We’ve taken all “hard to control” kids and lumped them into a couple of diagnostic categories of

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The Pacific Salmon’s Final Warning By Haley Nagasaki

With Alexandra Morton and Katja Walther

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ince their arrival in the late 1980’s, Atlantic salmon fish farms have significantly altered the ecological systems of the west coast of British Columbia. Now twenty-nine years later, “there are less sockeye salmon in the Fraser River than there are fish in a single fish farm”, says Alexandra Morton, who has been observing these farms since inception, “that is what extinction looks like”. This devastation has taken on an international audience as world-renowned Captain Paul Watson of Sea Shepherd, and his crew, sailed the coastal waters of British Columbia this past summer in their eighty-one foot yacht the Martin Sheen. Paul Watson contacted independent biologist and activist Alexandra Morton, offering her a ship and crew in order to facilitate her investigation of the fish farms up and down the coast. From Vancouver to Port Hardy, they sampled the crustaceous life bordering these farms, while studying the farms’ overall state of health and finding that many of the farmed salmon were diseased. The ship also became a vehicle and platform from which to direct the voices of the First Nations’ opposition towards these foreign entities, including Marine Harvest and Mitsubishi, who are literally bleeding the coast of its lifeblood: the wild Pacific salmon. For decades, the Musgamasgw Dzawada ‘enuxw, the four nations of the Dzawada ‘enuxw, have stood in opposition to these operations, where currently one-third of all fish farms in British Columbia are operating illegally on their territory, the Broughton Archipelago. It is on this route through the Discovery Islands where many of these farms are situated, where one-third of all wild Canadian salmon must travel twice in

their lifetime: once on their way out to sea, and again on their way back in to spawn. It is through this sacred ritual that rich ocean nutrients are brought into the freshwaters of the terrestrial ecosystem. These iconic fish, who have helped forge the identity of this province, fight their way upstream and sacrifice themselves so that new generations might continue on in this life-giving cycle. The wild salmon create the oxygen we breathe; they feed the whales during their oceanic journeys, they feed the eagles and bears along the rivers’ shores. Their decaying bodies nourish the trees and create the soil upon which we walk. Without these fish we have no future. “There should be a hundred million sockeye salmon in the Fraser River. Now there isn’t even one million. There are no more warning lights” says Morton, “the next step for these guys is gone”. Sea Shepherd crewmember and environmentalist, Katja Walther, expresses how we must begin addressing the problem by recognizing the Musgamasgw Dzawada ‘enuxw nation, and the nations along this

coast. “That’s really what this campaign was about: recognizing those voices and following their leadership. Government doesn’t recognize what they’re doing, and that the land and waters rightfully belong to the Musgamasgw Dzawada ‘enuxw and other nations here.” “Because really”, says Walther, “this is just another process of colonization”. The spotlight was turned towards our coast this summer as the severity of the problem worsened. Morton found that many salmon at the Venture Point farm near Campbell River were finning on the surface and dying. In her GoPro recording, Morton later saw fish who were behaving in a “distinctively unhealthy manner: fish were underweight, they were sluggish and lethargic. Some had large swellings, and sea lice. Others were pointing their noses to the outside of the pen”, which is characteristic of Heart and Skeletal Muscle Inflammation, HSMI. “Industry claims that they don’t have a disease problem”, says Morton, “but they won’t allow non-government personnel to run tests”. They won’t

For decades, the Musgamasgw Dzawada ‘enuxw, the four nations of the Dzawada ‘enuxw, have stood in opposition to these operations, where currently one-third of all fish farms in British Columbia are operating illegally on their territory, the Broughton Archipelago. Page 5

allow non-government personnel to examine their fish either or to look inside the farms, and because Alexandra Morton boldly stuck a GoPro video camera beneath the surface of one of these farms, Marine Harvest is now suing her. “There is a good chance that whatever is making the Atlantic salmon in the farms sick is also a risk to the wild salmon outside the pen”, says Morton. It is these open-nets that are bathing the wild fish in the disease and pathogens that are likely responsible for the catastrophic decline in our wild salmon stocks, that are destined to collapse should we stand idle from the sidelines. Alexandra Morton and coauthor Richard Routledge recently published a peer-reviewed article called “Risk and Precaution: Salmon Farming”, in the Marine Policy Scientific Journal. Morton concludes that “to ignore the weight of scientific evidence that salmon farms pose a greater than minimal risk of serious harm to Fraser River Sockeye Salmon, risks repeating the events leading to the collapse of Northwest Atlantic cod populations in the late twentieth century”. During the Cohen Commission, “Bruce Cohen of the BC Supreme Court recommended that salmon farms “cease operations” in the Discovery Islands as a precautionary measure”. And finally, “a recommendation requiring that all expansion of the salmon farming industry be in closed containment facilities has also been made to protect wild salmon in eastern Canada. Adapting the salmon farming industry away from direct contact with wild fish, from opennet to closed facilities, is considered a solution that will be beneficial to the industry”. (Morton, 210). It’s time to heal our coast and make our presence known; it is time to save the wild Pacific salmon.

Visit newagora.ca for the full interview with Alexandra Morton, and video blogs by Tamo Campos of Sea Shepherd’s Virus Hunter Campaign.


Investigating the Psychedelic Origins of Christmas Did Magic Mushrooms send Santa and his Reindeer ‘Flying’?

By Jeff Roberts

Rocklin, California, Main learned more about Santa’s story. “Santa is a modern counterpart of a shaman, who consumed mind-altering plants and fungi to commune with the spirit world,” said Rush. According to the theory, the legend of Santa derives from shamans in the Siberian and Arctic regions who dropped into locals’ teepee-like homes with a bag full of hallucinatory mushrooms as presents in late December. “As the story goes, up until a few hundred years ago these practicing shamans or priests connected to the older traditions would collect Amanita muscaria (the Holy Mushroom), dry them, and then give them as gifts on the winter solstice,” Rush told LiveScience. “Because snow is usually blocking doors, there was an opening in the roof through which people entered and exited, thus the chimney story.”

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s a child, the Christmas season always represented great things. The holiday cheer, the familial celebrations, and most exciting of all, presents. But as I grew into adulthood, the sparkling veil of the Christmas season soon revealed it’s true form – a religious-based, commercial lie meant to perpetuate consumerism and materialism. I eventually let go of my jaded view of Christmas, and created my own meaning for the holiday season, which now saw the end of the year as a dedicated time to spend with the ones I love, and to reflect on the experiences and lessons of the previous year. Not that Christmas is the only time to do this, but let’s face it, life has a tendency to otherwise keep us preoccupied. But recently my views on Christmas were challenged once again, after reading up on the pre-Christian history of Santa Claus and his ‘magical’ reindeer. I was shocked to hear a proposed theory of the story’s origins, which explained how Santa may have originally been a northern Eurasian shaman who used the psychedelic mushroom amanita muscaria, and that many of the well known Christmas symbols, such as the tree, the star, and the gifts, were actually inspired by

The Christmas Tree Connection esoteric practices involving the red and white magic mushroom.

A Siberian Shaman With A Bag Of Special ‘Gifts’ In his article, Magic Mushrooms May

Explain Santa & His ‘Flying’ Reindeer, author Douglas Main explains how the story of Santa and his flying reindeer can be traced to an unlikely source: hallucinogenic or “magic” mushrooms. Speaking with John Rush, an anthropologist and instructor at Sierra College in

In his book, Mushrooms and Mankind, late author James Arthur points out that amanita muscaria, also known as fly agaric, lives throughout the Northern Hemisphere

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I was shocked to hear a proposed theory of the story’s origins, which explained how Santa may have originally been a northern Eurasian shaman who used the psychedelic mushroom amanita muscaria, and ... actually inspired by esoteric practices involving the red and white magic mushroom.

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freedom. Indeed, we have become Liberty itself. By simply changing our self-speak from a commanding (certain) voice to a voluntary (questioning) voice, we change the paradigm. We become less rigid and more flexible. We become less invulnerable and more vulnerable. We become less fearful and more courageous. We gain authority over authoritarianism, including our own. In short: we take back our own power. Instead of commands, we issue options: “I can do whatever I want, like break the law or not break the law,” or “I don’t have to pay my taxes if I don’t think it’s necessary,” or “I can live whatever life I feel like living, as a statist or as an anarchist, but I choose to live like an anarchist,” or “I am free to do what I want, and I am choosing dangerous freedom over comfortable safety.” As Robert A. Heinlein said, “I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.” Also, instead of getting all wrapped up in answers, we are more capable of surrendering to ruthless questioning: “Why do I think the state is immoral, or not?,” or “Would I really rather be slapped with the truth than kissed with a lie?,” or “How might I be suffering from cognitive dissonance or any number of cognitive biases and fallacies?,” or “How has my cultural conditioning affected the way I relate to the world?,” or “Do I have the courage to choose truth and speak out against deception?,” or “How can I take personal responsibility for becoming more ethical than the society I grew up in?,” The answers to these questions have the potential to launch our fledging liberation into further, more robust, liberation. When we free ourselves into further freedom, we allow ourselves to grow. We allow our comfort zones to stretch. We become psychosocially, politically, and spiritually more flexible. We give ourselves permission to authentically live. In short: We blossom into a state of self-overcoming. Self-overcoming is a Nietzschean concept of transcending ones given standards and values and creating something new out of the

ashes of the old. It’s the constant adaptation and improvisation of the self in regards to the world. When we are self-overcoming, we’re too busy flourishing to be bothered with attaching ourselves to a particular state of being. We are shedding, and thus individuating, our “pleasing-to-others” skin. We’re surrendering to growth, to flexibility, to adaptability, and to moral plasticity. The result is a psychosocial animal becoming a freedom unto itself. A liberated self-overcomer is truly a force to be reckoned with. No authority can command it, not even self-authority, because the liberated self-overcomer is constantly changing. It’s already adapting to, and overcoming, the slings and arrows of vicissitude, whether from the state, from others, or from the self. Indeed, a liberated self-overcomer is Transformation incarnate. In the end, authoritarianism dissolves into futility under the crushing wave of the liberated self-overcomer. All authoritarian self-speak gets muted under the blaring harmony of self-overcoming. Commands melt into cartoons. Rigid certitude softens into flexible sincerity. Inner freedom becomes outer freedom. The inner voice of the liberated self-overcomer is both selfinterrogating and voluntary, thus liberating the overcomer into further liberation, which ultimately leads to the liberation of others. For the liberated self-overcomer, the authoritarian culture has lost its stranglehold. Authentic reconditioning of the cultural conditioning is at hand. For, as Carl Jung declared, “I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”

About the Author

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 (Freedom Begins Within: From the Authoritarian Self to the Liberated Self) 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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n Switzerland Medical Board Condemns Mammography Screenings

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Finance n Hiding the Identities of the World’s Wealthiest Individuals

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he Forbes billionaire list is perhaps the most mainstream source for who the wealthiest individuals in the world are, yet, some prefer to believe in this list as the authority on wealth. How close is this to the truth? Within the inherent characteristics of the world monetary system, we have myriad forms of stock ownership, banks and hedge funds owning corporations, banks pulling strings for entire monetary systems, obfuscating who actually owns what. The entire system is awash in practices which conceal who the most influential and wealthy individuals, hedge funds, corporations, and powers are. http://bit.ly/2g0xNdR

n Who Was Behind the 2008 Financial Crash? US Aristocracy’s Immunity From Prosecution

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For the very first time, on October 25th, a high federal official, the “SIGTARP” or Special Inspector General for the TARP program that bailed out the largest financial institutions and their top investors after the 2008 economic crash, is now making a specific proposal to hold the top-level crooks accountable for the incentive-systems they had put into place motivating their employees to pump-and-dump ‘investments’ during the growthphase of the ‘free market’ Ponzi game that existed since 2000 when the end of the FDR-era Glass-Steagall Act and the start of totally unregulated financial marketeering went wild after 2005 and came crashing down in 2008. http://bit.ly/2fLmHEt

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n Industrial Farming Is Destroying Our Health and Environment Sometimes you read or hear someone in power say something so illogical and narrowminded that it really crystallizes the reasons why the United States is in such dire straits when it comes to health. Secretary of Agriculture, head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Tom Vilsack, recently made such a statement. As reported by Politico: “There’s been a lot of griping from some corners about the impact of large-scale industrial agriculture on the environment and its sustainability, and Vilsack is tired of it. In remarks to the GreenGov Symposium … the secretary said critics of conventional farming should understand the role they play in that system as consumers. http://bit.ly/2fmojHC

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n 2013, the Swiss Medical Board, an independent health technology assessment initiative, was requested to prepare a review of mammography screening. The team of medical professionals included a medical ethicist, a clinical epidemiologist, a pharmacologist, an oncologic surgeon, a nurse scientist, a lawyer, and a health economist. Two of those members, Nikola BillerAndorno, M.D. Ph. D. and Peter Juni, M.D, opened up about the project in the New England Journal of Medicine. They said: “As we embarked on the project, we were aware of the controversies that have surrounded mammography screening for the past 10-15 years. When we received the available evidence and contemplated its implications in detail, however, we became increasingly concerned.” http://bit.ly/2dkxyEF

n A.D.H.D. Nation: How Big Pharma Created The A.D.H.D. Epidemic While I was at university, many of my peers would take Adderall, a drug commonly used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (A.D.H.D.), to help them study or maintain focus while writing an exam. It was somewhat of a social norm and no one seemed to care why because it was so popular; however, I believe it is a clear representation of the social and academic pressures imposed on children to be “successful.” It also begs the question: How are so many kids gaining access to Adderall? thttp://bit.ly/2dKfAKV

n Proof That the Sugar Industry Manipulated Science to Get You Hooked

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or years, we’ve been warned about the dangers of eating too much fat or salt, but health authorities and media have been relatively silent about sugar, despite rising obesity rates and failing health in just about every area that has adopted a Western processed food diet. The sad truth is, there’s copious amounts of research, spanning many decades, showing that excess sugar damages your health in many ways, yet the sugar industry managed to bury the evidence and cover it up with faux science that supports its own claims, which is that sugar has little or nothing to do with weight gain and ill health.n http://bit.ly/2dMJrb8

Geo-Politics

n Chinese political dissidents are having their organs cut from their bodies for ‘transplant tourists’

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n the U.S. these days, supporting GOP presidential nominee Donald J. Trump will earn you an assault from Left-wing cowards and bullies who support Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. But in China, being a political dissident and opposing the ruling Communist government could earn you a trip to a hospital operating room. Where you’ll have your organs removed for waiting “transplant tourists.” http://bit.ly/2fspjvJ


n Australian Study Finds That Cell Phone Radiation Kills Sperm

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arlier this year an Israeli study found that men who store their cell phones in their front pockets, have significantly higher rates of abnormal sperm. Now a new study out of Australia has found more compelling evidence that cell phones may be hurting your fertility. Instead of conducting their own experiment, the University of Newcastle examined 27 separate research studies that have been conducted over the years, (also known as a meta-study) and determined that the link between cell phone radiation and falling sperm counts was nearly conclusive. http://bit.ly/2fM4GJJ

n Top 10 toxins that are poisoning your kids

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oxins are everywhere. They are lurking in the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat. Young children are particularly vulnerable to the toxic effects our modern lifestyle creates. They can suffer profound and permanent adverse health effects which affect their developing brain and nervous system. A leading group of U.S. scientists, medical experts, and health organizations said that they are witnessing a dramatic increase in learning and behavioral issues in children. Therefore, they called for chemicals to be banned at the first sign of danger rather than waiting for direct, scientific proof. http://bit.ly/2f3nxw9

n Understanding The New World Order — The Who, What, How and Why

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one second search on Google can instantaneously amass up to 760 million search results on the term “New World Order,” compared to just 719 million for the word “politics.” It seems pretty clear that the concept of a “New World Order” is not something new, and rather is quite a recognized and discussed topic within in the world consciousness. In fact, last year there was even an International Conference on the “New World Order: A Recipe for War or Peace” that was put together by Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, former Prime Minister of Malaysia, a post he held for 22 years. http://bit.ly/2eSC1Bp

n TED Talks Again Outed as a Thought Control Tool of the Establishment

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uthor and historical investigator Graham Hancock has sold millions of books and inspired many more people around the world with his game-changing thoughts on human history and the development of human consciousness, yet his talk, The War on Consciousness, was banned by TED in attempt to prevent the public from considering and sharing his paradigmchanging ideas. TED’s slogan is, ‘Ideas Worth Sharing,’ yet it is clear that there are some ideas that TED feels should not be shared. http://bit.ly/2eO4ODU

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n 60 Years Ago Aldous Huxley Predicted How Global Freedom Would Perish

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n a televised interview with ABC’s Mike Wallace in 1958, author of the seminal classic Brave New World, Aldous Huxley laid out his rather grim vision for the future of the human race in a prescient and timeless warning for us to wake up. After having lived through the bloodbaths of World War I and II and in the early stages of the nuclear cold war, he discussed the problems of freedom and survival in America, making a number of predictions more relevant today, nearly 60 years later, than ever before. http://bit.ly/2fN8mZY

Science, Tech & Beyond

n Stem Cell Dental Implants Grow New Teeth In 2 Months!

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entures and implants may now be a thing of the past because scientists have the ability to grow new teeth in a patient’s mouth. This is huge for the many adults who end up losing a tooth or multiple teeth during their lifetimes. As of now, the only options for a missing tooth include implants, or if all teeth are missing, dentures. However, these two methods cause serious dental health problems. http://bit.ly/2eO7KQU

n 5G Telecomm Radiation the Perfect Tool to Mass Modify Human Brain Waves

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n 14 July 2016 the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) of the USA made space available in the radio spectrum for consumer devices to operate within the 25 GHz to 100 GHz of the electromagnetic spectrum. It went on to say: “The Commission has struck a balance between new wireless services, current and future fixed satellite service operations, and federal uses. The item adopts effective sharing schemes to ensure that diverse users – including federal and non-federal, satellite and terrestrial, and fixed and mobile – can co-exist and expand.” Nowhere in its document is mention made of consumer safety or well-being. thttp://bit.ly/2eSy9R6


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By Dr. Mercola

he use of marijuana for medical purposes is now legal in 23 states and, as of this writing, 9 states have pending legislation or ballot measures to legalize medical marijuana. Estimates are that between 85 and 95 percent of Americans are in favor of medical cannabis, and nearly 60 percent support complete legalization of marijuana. And doctors agree. In 2014, a survey found that the majority of physicians—56 percent— In 2014, a favor nationwide survey found legalization of medical cannabis, that the with support being majority of highest among oncologists and physicians hematologists.2 However, —56 percent many families are — favor still unable, legally or otherwise, to nationwide obtain this herbal legalization treatment. Families with a sick child are of medical being forced to split cannabis. up, just so that one parent can live in a place where medical cannabis can be legally obtained in order to help their child. A major part of the problem lies at the federal level, where marijuana is classified as a Schedule 1 controlled substance—a category reserved for the most dangerous of drugs, including heroin, LSD, and ecstasy. According to the 1970 Controlled Substances Act, Schedule 1 drugs are defined as those having a “high potential for abuse” and “no accepted medical use.” Research to date shows

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Marijuana Research Supports Its Safety and Benefits

that marijuana meets neither of these criteria. The featured documentary covers some of the most recent research on the medical applications of marijuana. In light of recent science, it’s clear that marijuana does not meet Schedule 1 criteria and it’s high time to revise this classification.

n Prominent Physicians Shifting Their Stance on Medical Marijuana

A number of prominent physicians are reversing their opinions about marijuana’s medicinal utility. A recent example is US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, who in a recent CBS interview, acknowledged that marijuana may be useful for certain medical conditions. CNN’s chief medical correspondent and neurosurgeon Sanjay Gupta also made a highly publicized reversal on his marijuana stance after the production of his two-part series “Weed.” The US seems to want it both ways. The federal government classifies marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug. But in October 2003, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) obtained a patent for marijuana as a “neural protectant,” claiming it can protect your brain against stroke and trauma. How can HHS own a patent for the medical use of cannabis, while the federal government still classifies it as an unsafe drug with no medical value?

n The US Has Much to Learn

The US is far behind many other countries in harnessing the healing power of marijuana.

Israel is the marijuana research capital of the world, thanks to Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, who was the first to investigate the medicinal properties of marijuana way back in the 1960s and the first to isolate THC and CBD. Israel is now using marijuana to treat cancer, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, Tourette’s syndrome, and many other conditions. As shown in the film, even residents of Israeli nursing homes are being treated with marijuana. But in the US, the fact that marijuana remains classified as a dangerous Schedule 1 drug has all but halted scientific progress. American scientists have to jump through a frustrating array of hoops, which are expensive and time consuming and ultimately discourage the majority of researchers from conducting marijuana studies.

n Marijuana’s Miracle Molecules: Cannabinoids

Cannabinoids are the general category of active chemical compounds found in marijuana, or cannabis. Cannabinoids can be separated into several subclasses—two of which are THC (tetrahydrocannabinols) and CBD (cannabidiols). CBD is the most abundant cannabinoid, contributing up to 40 percent of cannabis resin. Cannabinoids produce biological effects because, just like opiates interacting with your opiate receptors, cannabinoids interact with specific receptors located in your cell membranes. The therapeutic and psychoactive properties of marijuana occur when particular cannabinoids activate their associated receptors, and the effects depend on the areas of your body

and brain in which they interact. Some cannabinoids are psychoactive, whereas others are not. THC is the most psychoactive, the one that produces the “high”— which is why marijuana plants have been bred over time to produce ever-increasing amounts of this compound. However, selectively breeding pot for high THC has diminished its medicinal value and increased its likelihood of producing adverse effects. Although research is still in its infancy, the cannabinoids appear to work in tandem with each other, balancing one another out. According to the University of Washington: “CBD may actually have anti-anxiety effects and lessen the psychoactive effects of THC. This means that a plant with a greater percentage of CBD may reduce the intensity of the effects of the THC, which in effect lowers the potency of the plant. Use of a cannabis plant with less CBD has been shown to have an increased psychological impact and result in unwanted effects such as anxiety.” So, by breeding out the CBD, pot growers have created more intense psychoactive effects that lack any modulation, which is why some people experience adverse reactions such as anxiety and even psychosis. Mother Nature created a delicately balanced chemical system in this plant, which humans have upset with their tampering and manipulation.

n Like It or Not, You Are Wired to Respond to Marijuana The fact that there’s a plant that acts on your body’s own cannabinoid receptors is a phenomenon Dr. Mechoulam calls a “quirk of nature.” He’s referring to the fact that we didn’t develop these receptors in order to smoke pot—we have them because we have

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our own endogenous cannabinoid system. Your body makes its own cannabinoids, similar to those found in marijuana but present in much smaller amounts. These endocannabinoids appear to perform signaling operations similar to your body’s neurotransmitters, such as dopamine and serotonin. Cannabinoid receptors can be found on cell membranes throughout your body—in fact, scientists now believe they may represent the most widespread receptor system. Two receptor types have been identified: n CB1: Cannabinoid receptors that are extremely prolific in your brain (excluding your brain stem), but also present in your heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, pancreas, and other parts of your body n CB2: Cannabinoid receptors primarily found in your immune system Your endocannabinoid system is thought to help regulate nearly every physiological process and plays an important role in maintaining homeostasis—and yet, it’s not taught in medical school! We’ve shared this important system with all vertebrate species and even sea squirts for more than 600 million years. Science to date suggests that your endocannabinoid system is integral to the following biological processes, and chances are we’ve barely scratched the surface. Immune function Inflammation (especially tamping it down) Energy intake and storage Appetite control and cravings Nutrient transport Cellular communication Emotional balance

Reproduction Pain sensation Sleep Bone growth Memory

n The Growing List of Illnesses Cannabis Can Treat

The fact that your body is replete with cannabinoid receptors, key to so many biological functions, is why there’s such enormous medical potential for cannabis. If it can help restore homeostasis, it will prove itself as a very powerful therapy. CBD may be the most potent and beneficial of the cannabinoids, particularly for tamping down an overactive immune system, as is the case with autoimmune disease. CBD also has antipsychotic properties but does not get you high or stoned. The response of cancer patients to cannabis treatment is very encouraging. Not only does cannabis help with the unpleasant side effects of traditional chemotherapy (including pain, nausea, and insomnia), but the cannabis itself appears to be a natural chemotherapy agent. Over the past several years, dozens of studies point to marijuana’s effectiveness against many different types of cancer, including brain cancer, breast and prostate, lung, thyroid, colon, pituitary, melanoma, and leukemia. It fights cancer by at least two mechanisms, making it difficult for a cancer to grow and spread: n Cannabis is pro-apoptotic, meaning it triggers apoptosis (cellular suicide) of cancer cells, while leaving healthy cells untouched n Cannabis is anti-angiogenic, meaning it cuts off a tumor’s blood supply This may explain why chronic pot smokers have such surprisingly low rates of lung and other cancers, especially when compared to cancer rates among tobacco smokers. In addition to cancer, cannabis has been found effective against an ever-growing list of illnesses. Re-

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search has been limited, but we may be turning the corner. It’s likely we’ll soon be expanding this list as the evolving political climate becomes more favorable to cannabis research. Mental disorders, including PostTraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), mood disorders, and Tourette’s syndrome Pain and insomnia Degenerative neurological disorders, dystonia, and tremor Multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune issues Parkinson’s disease Cancer, numerous types Seizure disorders Rheumatoid arthritis Heart disease Autism Obesity Nausea, vomiting, and lack of

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n Science Shows Marijuana MUCH Safer Than Prescription Drugs

Many prescription drugs are known to be dangerous. Pharmaceuticals in general are among the leading causes of death in the US, and some drugs have killed tens of thousands of individuals. The painkiller Vioxx is one classic example that killed over 60,000 before being pulled off the market. According to Dr. Margaret Gedde, MD, PhD, owner and founder of Gedde Whole Health and the Clinicians’ Institute of Cannabis Medicine, you don’t have to look far to find research confirming that cannabis is safer and less toxic than many prescription drugs.

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When you inhale these tiny particles, they pass right through the lungs and become imme

Why Chemtrails?

By Russ Tanner

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Why is Anyone Interested In Spraying Chemtrails?

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have taken a lot of time to assemble this story because I firmly believe that chemtrails are harming and killing people. They caused me to have a low-potassium heart attack in March, 2011 (ambulance ride and everything). We have all witnessed the continuing trail of dying celebrities. Many of us have also witnessed our friends and relatives falling sick or dying in the past few years. In my own documented experience, you can clearly see from the list of ailments that I am experiencing from chemtrails (on the Ailments page online) that the symptoms of mercury poisoning and chemtrail poisoning are very similar. Combined with the fact that many of the symptoms we experience during spraying can only be attributed to mercury poisoning, we now have tangible symptomatic evidence that chemtrails contain mercury (in addition to aluminum and barium). Soil levels of barium, aluminum, and mercury are all rising at alarming rates, and although we often hear about aluminum and barium, we don’t often hear about mercury. None of these metals are helpful for life. Additionally, they are well known to be extremely harmful. This should lead us to the question, “Why are they spraying?” Having studied law (personally, not in school) and spending a lot of time studying political history, I have come to the firm conclusion that there are 4 primary purposes for the chemtrail campaign: 1. Cover your ankles 2. Population control 3. Agriculture control 4. Centralization of power

Cover Your Ankles

ably the most powerful lobbying group on the planet—is currently poised on the edge of a cliff because of potential litigation resulting from the death and harm caused by mercury in vaccines. Add to this the rapidly growing percentage of the population that has learned about mercury and is now refusing vaccines. This has caused human exposure to mercury to drop dramatically. With this sudden drop in mercury exposure, you would expect mercury-related diseases—like ADD, ADHD, and autism—to decline. This decline would provide compelling epidemiological (population-based) data that would (again) point to mercury as the cause. With the mountain of data that already exists condemning mercury as a major cause of disease, this epidemiological data could tip the scales and cause a landslide of litigation that would bankrupt the pharmaceutical industry—a good thing, in this author’s opinion. To prevent this landslide, the pharmaceutical companies had to find a way to distribute mercury—or some other childhood disease-causing toxins—to the population. Chemtrails are the perfect solution because inhaled nano-particles of mercury or aluminum cause health effects very similar to vaccine-injected mercury. When you inhale these tiny particles, they pass right through the lungs and become immediately available to the bloodstream. Chemtrails are a literal vaccination from the sky. Furthermore, drenching the population with toxic metals has the added benefit of making millions of people sick, which is the way pharmaceutical corporations grew to be the second largest industry in the world, second only to oil. They sell people the instrument of disease (toxins in vaccines), and then they sell people the solution. It’s called “Machiavellianism” and it’s a very effective scheme to get rich quick. It’s important to realize that the pharmaceutical companies are not working alone. They don’t have the jets and other infrastructure, nor the authority, required to carry out an operation of this magnitude. This would take the federal government and the military working together. In my studies, I discovered that they do work together, so much so that they could be considered the same organization.

To this same end (illness and death), high-powered figures in the government have exposed their supported for population control.

Population Control

It is well known among contemporary researchers that a modern-day population control agenda is aggressively under way. There are two modalities to population control: 1. Sterilization: Sterilization slows population growth. If reproduction falls below a factor of 2.1, then population begins decreasing. 2. Murder: Ending life is an obvious method of population reduction, but if this modality is being executed as a matter of public policy, then it must be done in ways that do not make it known to the public. In this respect, mercury is the perfect poison, fulfilling both of the above requirements. Mercury Kills Mercury causes cancer, miscarriage, birth defects, and a host of other common diseases that end or severely shorten life spans. In fact, most major diseases today can be traced to mercury toxicity. The greatest benefit of the use of mercury in this regard is the fact that these diseases are not known to be associated with mercury by modern medical practitioners (despite the connection in medical literature); therefore, people never suspect that their diseases or the death of their loved ones was ultimately caused by mercury. Mercury Sterilizes Mercury is toxic to both the male and female reproductive systems. It induces sterility, yet, this symptom of mercury poisoning is completely ignored in modern medical training. The details of this induced sterility are discussed in the video by Dr. David Ayoub called “Mercury, Autism, and the Global Vaccine Agenda”. This is one of the most important videos any parent will ever watch. Modern-Day Population Control Policy

Population control is a hot subject. It is also a subject that is polarized: you either know all about it or you know nothing about it. There is no sense in explaining current population control policy or agendas because many have already done this very effectively. So, I will provide you with a few links below that will introduce and document the subject. I trust that you—as a loving parent, and humanitarian—will follow up by searching the Internet for more information. The information is available, well documented, and easy to find. Following are the documentation links.

Mercury, Autism, and the Global Vaccine Agenda

http://urlbam.com/ha/M001R This is the most important video that any parent can watch. It explains and thoroughly documents the population-reduction agenda and how it is being executed -- in part -- through global vaccination programs.

Agenda 21: United Nations Population Reduction http://urlbam.com/ha/M0038

The United Nations wants to reduce world population. Leaders have openly stated that they want to eliminate between 2 and 4.5 billion people. They are serious. This agenda is clearly already well underway.

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ediately available to the bloodstream. Chemtrails are a literal vaccination from the sky. a major political shift that is thrusting every tion of the environment by chemtrails is the Agriculture Control nation—against the will of the people—tocentralization of power: The justification for

Population reduction (mass murder) not new. It is a belief system rooted in secular humanism and promoted for the past 100 years. You will be shocked to see who the major players have been in promoting the elimination of billions of humans.

New Study Steers Mercury Blame Away From Vaccines Toward Environment: But Where’s It Coming From? http://urlbam.com/ha/M0022

Pharmaceutical companies are shifting the blame for mercury poisoning away from vaccines. They are now blaming the environment, which begs the question: How did all that mercury get into the environment so quickly?

New Age Religion: A New Mindset for Peaceful Depopulation http://urlbam.com/ha/M002W

A short video explaining what some of the most powerful men in the world believe. By understanding their belief system, you will understand why they consider population reduction “the right thing to do”.

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GMO giant Monsanto has developed seeds for agriculture that are resistant to aluminum in soils. If chemtrails contain aluminum, which all evidence now supports, then eventually the pH of soils will shift and make it difficult for many agricultural crops to grow. Monsanto, with their new aluminum resistant seeds, will come to the rescue and sell their patented seeds and in return, will gain enormous control over the world’s food supply. Skeptical? I spoke to the head of the Maine Bureau of Air Quality in 2010 who told me that the aluminum levels in Maine soils has risen over the past few years. He then went on to offer several explanations for this, none of them related to chemtrails. Multiple tests conducted by scientists in California have revealed rising soil aluminum and barium levels. White bark syndrome is the slang name given to the disease found in an ever-increasing number of trees. The white bark on these trees has been tested and found to contain high levels of aluminum. White nose disease is the name of the mysterious disease in the northeast that is causing bats to fall out of the sky dead. The disease may be the result of chronically depressed immune systems allowing opportunistic fungal infections. Barium is well known as an immune system depressant. I personally witnessed the die off of an entire ladybug colony during 2 days of very intensive spraying here in Maine in 2008. The Future of Food As soils become more and more aluminum toxic, the future of food looks bleak, but the future of Monsanto looks extremely profitable. The Connection So what is the connection between the military, who is spraying chemtrails, and Monsanto? The connection is clear and well known among geopolitical researchers but is too big to cover in this article. Nevertheless, if you understand what controlled regulation is, then you probably already understand how corporations control governments.

Centralization of Power

Another major purpose of chemtrails opens a Pandora’s box of conspiracy and conjecture, the world is clearly undergoing

ward a centralization of power. Nearly all nations of the world have surrendered their sovereignty to the United Nations in the past 20 years. This has been accomplished through a series of changes in law that either “harmonize” national law with United Nations policy, or subjugates national law to United Nations authority. These massive, yet relatively silent, changes to the political structure of the world are drawing a picture that looks eerily similar to predictions made in the Bible. I’ll leave the detailed research of this intriguing subject in your capable hands, but I will condense this massive concept to this all-important residue: The shift of power—although already legally accomplished—will take much coercion in order to bring the hearts and minds of the people of various nations into acceptance. The most effective fundamental method of mass coercion is through the use of fear, and few things can induce fear more effectively than a perceived shortage of food. The punch line for this coercion of the people to accept a centralization of power is this: In order to unify the nations, you must create a new structure—a new order—from a synthesized chaos. This chaos must be global and it must be frightening enough to coerce people into giving up their basic human rights in exchange for security: Security provided by—you guessed it—the United Nations. So, where does the chaos come from? It comes—in part—from the deterioration of the environment (among other sources). Since chemtrail spraying began in various places around the world, we have seen a growing number of anomalous events that seem to be connected. There have been bats dying, the loss of entire ladybug colonies, square-miles of oceans covered in an unknown fibrous organism similar to Morgellon’s, and now the mysterious loss of trees. Are the trees dying of some known disease? No, their bark is turning white from the ground up as if they are pulling something up from the soil—aluminum—a substance known to be a component of chemtrails. Naturally, the architects of this plan will blame overpopulation for the visible Earth changes, environmental issues, drought, famine, pestilence, and whatever other problems they induce. These changes will induce the necessary fear to cause people to change their values and become willing to accept a loss of personal rights in exchange for security, food, and other commercial “benefits and services”. So the ultimate outcome of the destruc-

the need for a global government to solve global problems; problems they created.

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We believe there are other uses for chemtrails as well, such as HAARP EMF waveguides. The ionized tunnels through the atmosphere created by chemtrails are perfect for increasing the efficiency-ofpropagation of EMF waves. We won’t cover this now, but may expand this article in the future to provide an explanation.

Bible Talks About Poisoning The Population

The book of Revelation actually talks about global industrialists (called “merchants of the Earth”) using drugs and poison to dumb down the global population (“all the nations”) for the purpose of mass deception shortly before the return of Christ. This book uses the word “sorcery”, but when we take a careful look at the original language, we find something very interesting. “...For your merchants were the great men of the earth, for by your sorcery all the nations were deceived.” —Revelation 18:23 The word “sorcery” in this passage is the Greek word “pharmakeia” (Strongs #5331) (far-mak-i’-ah). This is the source of the English word “pharmaceutical”. The true meaning if the word pharmakeia is “to drug or poison”, so here the Bible predicts the chemical dumbing down of the world by drugging and poisoning thousands of years ago. It should also be mentioned that the phrase “great men” in this verse does not mean “good men” It actually means “powerful men”. In today’s terms, we would call them “global industrialists and/or bankers”. So, this verse predicts a global deception by a group of powerful industrialists. This deception will be facilitated by drugging and poisoning the population. The target of this great evil is the “all the nations” of the Earth. This is clearly is a direct reference to the dumbing down of the population thereby making them more prone to deception. No matter how you look at it, this verse is a direct reference to a conspiracy of deception of global proportions. Related Links The following links online provide valuable information to help you learn more about the massive political changes that are occurring, and about changes that will occur in the near future.


Cannabinoids, like those found in marijuana, occur naturally in human breast milk By Jonathan Benson www.naturalnews.com

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oven into the fabric of the human body is an intricate system of proteins known as cannabinoid receptors that are specifically designed to process cannabinoids such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), one of the primary active components of marijuana. And it turns out, based on the findings of several major scientific studies, that human breast milk naturally contains many of the same cannabinoids found in marijuana, which are actually extremely vital for proper human development. Cell membranes in the body are naturally equipped with these cannabinoid receptors which, when activated by cannabinoids and various other nutritive substances, protect cells against viruses, harmful bacteria, cancer, and other malignancies. And human breast milk is an abundant source of endocannabinoids, a specific type of neuromodulatory lipid that basically teaches a newborn child how to eat by stimulating the suckling process. If it were not for these cannabinoids in breast milk, newborn children would not know how to eat, nor would they necessarily have the desire to eat, which could result in severe malnourishment and even

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death. Believe it or not, the process is similar to how adult individuals who smoke pot get the “munchies,” as newborn children who are breastfed naturally receive doses of cannabinoids that trigger hunger and promote growth and development. “[E]ndocannabinoids have been detected in maternal milk and activation of CB1 (cannabinoid receptor type 1) receptors appears to be critical for milk sucking ... apparently activating oral-motor musculature,” says the abstract of a 2004 study on the endocannabinoid receptor system that was published in the European Journal of Pharmacology. “The medical implications of these novel developments are far reaching and suggest a promising future for cannabinoids in pediatric medicine for conditions including ‘nonorganic failure-to-thrive’ and cystic fibrosis.”

Studies on cannabinoids in breast milk help further demystify the truth about marijuana There are two types of cannabinoid receptors in the body -- the CB1 variety that exists in the brain, and the CB2 variety that exists in the immune system and throughout the rest of the body. Each one of these receptors responds to cannabinoids, whether it is from human breast milk in children, or from juiced marijuana,

for instance, in adults. This essentially means that the human body was built for cannabinoids, as these nutritive substances play a critical role in protecting cells against disease, boosting immune function, protecting the brain and nervous system, and relieving pain and diseasecausing inflammation, among other things. And because science is finally catching up in discovering how this amazing cannabinoid system works, the stigma associated with marijuana use is, thankfully, in the process of being eliminated. In another study on the endocannabinoids published in the journal Pharmacological Reviews back in 2006, researchers from the Laboratory of Physiologic Studies at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism uncovered even more about the benefits of cannabinoids. These include their ability to promote proper energy metabolism and appetite regulation, treat metabolic disorders, treat multiple sclerosis, and prevent neuro-degeneration, among many other conditions. With literally thousands of published studies now showing their safety and usefulness, cannabinoids, and particularly marijuana from which it is largely derived,

truly are a health-promoting “super” nutrient with virtually unlimited potential in health promotion and disease prevention.

Be sure to check out how juicing raw marijuana leaves, which contain a diverse array of healthpromoting cannabinoids, is an excellent non-psychoactive way to prevent and treat a host of diseases, including cancer: http://www.naturalnews.com/035759_ cannabis_juicing_health.html Sources for this article include: http://www.sciencedirect. com/science/article/pii/ S0014299904007423 http://pharmrev.aspetjournals.org/ content/58/3/389.full http://pharmrev.aspetjournals.org/ content/58/3/389.full#title49 http://www.whattoexpect.com http://bioteaching.wordpress. com/2011/03/15/cannabinoids-andcannabis/


Severe childhood allergies to peanuts, eggs and dairy directly linked to ‘trace’ ingredients in common vaccines By S.D. Wells

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ave you read The Peanut Allergy Epidemic by historian Heather Fraser? She begins by asking us why the peanut allergy epidemic is only found in Western cultures, where at least 4 million people experience the mysterious phenomenon, yet there are virtually no reported cases in India, where peanuts just so happen to be the main ingredi-

ent in most baby food products.

Consider this: one century ago, you couldn’t find anyone allergic to peanuts, but now it’s commonplace for parents to send EpiPens to school for the teacher and nurse to keep near to their children, just in case someone so much as opens a snack in the room that contains peanuts, or even if someone opens a food product that was so much as manufactured in “a facility that processes peanuts.” What’s wrong with the human body that it would go into anaphylactic shock from a seemingly harmless food ingredient that couldn’t harm a soul a hundred years ago? Today, peanuts cause the most common severe food allergy reactions, and are the number one cause of death from food reactions, and for good reason: Peanut oil was never meant to be put in a syringe and injected into muscle tissue.

Peanut oil is a non-stated, hidden ingredient in children’s vaccines

Back in 2010, one family had their 6-month-old child taken away from them and were accused in court of shaken baby syndrome, until their attorney presented corroborating medical information about the child’s anaphylactic

reaction and swelling around the baby boy’s brain (subdural hemorrhages) that occurred as an immediate response to vaccinations. Which vaccines were those, you may be wondering? DTaP, Prevnar7 (pneumococcal) and Rotateq (Rotavirus vaccine). Guess what? The administered vaccines contained unlabeled peanut oil, which was used as an adjuvant, but was not listed on the vaccine inserts. The doctor basically proved to the court that the child’s allergic reaction to having peanut oil injected by vaccine had caused the massive brain swelling reaction that sent the boy into shock. False medical theory: The stronger the allergic reaction to vaccine ingredients, the longer the immunity lasts. In the mid-1960s, peanut oils were first introduced into vaccines because scientists hypothesized they could “prolong” immunity. Somehow, they thought, the oil would act as a time-release capsule. Within 20 years, peanut oil was the preferred “excipient” – meaning a substance formulated alongside the active ingredient of a medication for the purpose of long-term stabilization. The dangers of its use, however, were well documented. The problem? Doctors and scientists had lumped immune response with immunity, making a grave mistake that’s still assumed to be true today. The myth is that the greater the allergic response to the vaccine, the greater the immunity that is conferred. Wrong! Today, anyone who challenges this myth is referred to as anti-science, anti-vaccine and a conspiracy theorist. There is no faster way for a doctor to lose their license to practice medicine than to challenge this commandment of vaccine mythology. 1980 to 2016: Correlating the massive surge in severe childhood allergies When did these childhood allergies expe-

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rience a massive upsurge in number? Answer: When the mandated schedule of the number and frequency of vaccines for children under age 7 doubled, and then tripled. Take a look: 1980 – 20 vaccines 1995 – 40 vaccines 2016 – 70 vaccines What’s the easiest way to send a child’s body into anaphylactic shock and create severe food allergies for the rest of his/her life? Inject intact proteins from peanuts, eggs and dairy (casein) products directly into the infant’s muscle tissue 36 times before the age of 18 months. When normal food becomes extremely toxic to children, the parents should review how those specific ingredients have been introduced to their infant’s bodies, and what other dangerous “trace amounts” of carcinogens, antibiotics, adjuvants, emulsifiers, preservatives, additives, brewing agents, carriers and “immune response stimulants” are being injected into the body repeatedly for no logical reason. Vaccines have never been proven safe or effective; only studies done by the manufacturers themselves, which have subsequently been proven fraudulent, altered and skewed, are published in order to fool the public. Do you really know what’s in most vaccines? Have you ever read the ingredients, warnings, reactions and the documented side effects on a vaccine insert? Here is a summary of the most dangerous vaccine ingredients, for your convenience: Bovine cow serum: Extracted from cow skin. When injected causes connective tissue disorders, arthritis and lupus; also shortness of breath, low blood pressure, chest pain and skin reactions. Sorbitol: Synthetic sweetener that metabolizes very slowly and aggravates IBS

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and gastrointestinal issues. Hydrolyzed gelatin: Derived from the collagen inside animals’ skin and bones. Injecting gelatin poses the risk of infection from synthetic growth hormones and BSE infectivity (mad cow disease). Sodium chloride: Raises blood pressure and inhibits muscle contraction and growth. Egg protein: Vaccines are prepared in eggs (certainly not organic). May contain growth hormones, antibiotics, and salmonella bacteria. Casein: Also known as cow’s milk protein, many children experience severe allergic and life-threatening reactions to traces of casein, commonly found in the DTaP vaccine. Thimerosal: A neurotoxic mercury which causes autism: There are 25 mcg in one average flu vaccine, and the EPA safety limit is 5 micrograms, so children who are vaccinated simultaneously with multiple vaccines receive over 10 times the safety limit of mercury in one day. Human albumin: The protein portion of blood from pooled human venous plasma; when injected causes fever, chills, hives, rash, headache, nausea, breathing difficulty, and rapid heart rate. Formaldehyde: Highly carcinogenic fluid used to embalm corpses. Ranked one of the most hazardous compounds to human health; can cause liver damage, gastrointestinal issues, reproductive deformation, respiratory distress and cancer. Peanut oil? Enough said! Sources for this article found online: http://www.naturalnews.com/055537_peanut_allergy_vaccines_toxic_ingredients. html#ixzz4OfzfAf7j

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Eastern and Western medicine is that many of the Eastern traditions include practices that help one to develop and achieve optimal health and wellness before the onset of disease, infection and emotional problems. Prescribing Qi Gong to prevent and cure illnesses of the body, mind and spirit is quite typical for Chinese medicine practitioners, but anything similar is almost unheard of in Western healthcare. In Chinese medicine and philosophy, Qi is thought of as “the natural force which fills the universe,” and while there are many ways of defining Qi, it may be generally thought of as any and all types of energy which are “able to demonstrate power and strength,” including the power to animate objects with life. [1] “It is known that all diseases arise from the upset of qi: Anger pushes the qi up, joy makes the qi slacken, grief disperses the qi, fear brings the qi down, terror confuses the qi, and anxiety causes the qi to stagnate. Anger harms the liver, joy the heart, anxiety the spleen, grief the lungs, and fear the kidneys.” — The Nei Jing Primarily handed down from generation to generation by word of mouth and in actual practice, not in written texts, the ancient Chinese practices of Qi Gong can vary wildly between teachers and schools of thought. It can be many things including physical exercises (both standing and seated), forms that resemble martial arts, breathing exercises, visualizations and, or, meditations. The system is incredibly diverse, however, the science behind the flow of energy in and around the body has been well documented for thousands of years, and many schools of thought are in concurrence about many of the basic and even more esoteric concepts and terms involved. Among the most

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The Three Taoist Treasures of the Energy Body

important concepts in Qi Gong training is an understanding of what are known as ‘San Bǎo’ or, The Three Treasures. Jing (Essence), Qi (Internal Energy), and Shen (Spirit), are the Three Treasures, The Three Foundations, or The Three Origins, and are the root of life. “In Qi Gong training, a practitioner learns how to ‘firm his jing,’ and how to convert it into Qi. This is called ‘Lian Jing

Hua Qi,’ which means to ‘to refine the Jing and convert it into Qi.’ Then he learns how to lead the Qi to the head to onvert it into Shen. This is called ‘Lian Qi Hua Shen,’ which means ‘to refine the Qi and convert it into (nourish) the Shen.’ Finally the practitioner learns to use his energized Shen to govern the emotional part of his personality. This is called, ‘Lian Shen Liao Xing, or ‘to refine the Shen to end human

(emotional) nature.’” ­— Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming [1] Jing means a number of things and as a word it can be used as a noun, a verb or an adjective. It is considered the essence, the original source from which a thing is made, and also the refining process by which a person’s essence is polished or sharpened. Jing is the energy given to you at birth that enables you to grow and to develop strength. Many believe it to be the most important part of a you because it is considered to be the root energy to Qi and Shen. Learning first how to conserve and firm your original Jing is critical to Qi Gong training. Qi is, again, the energy that fills the universe. There really is no clear explanation of how it works or of the vessels in the body which provide for the flow of Qi, but it can be distinctly felt as an energizing and healing force that can be manipulated and moved by the mind and body. Qi supplies the energy your organs need to function, and much like electricity in a factory that provides differing levels of current for different machines, the flow of Qi must be consciously regulated in order for the body to function optimally. Shen is more difficult to describe in Western terms, but it may be considered to be spiritual or mental energy, the supernatural, the divine, the immortal soul, or the cosmic energy that drives and elevates consciousness. Shen is also the emotional mind, the part of us that governs our mood and behavior, the force that collects and utilizes wisdom. In order to raise your Shen you must first nourish and fill the brain with Qi, which is how dedication to the practices of Qi Gong can lead to a very real spiritual awakening. “Buddhists and Daoists believe that when you are alive you may use your Jing and Qi to nourish the Shen… When this is built up to a high level, your will is able to lead it to seperate from the physical body even while you are alive.

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Natural Health is a Silver Bullet to Medical Vampires

By Jon Rappoport

journals examine large groups of healthy unvaccinated children? None. Health is basically a non-medical condition. The primary medical psyop is the effort to erase that understanding. Every healthy unvaccinated child is a refutation of the medical cartel. If your business is sickness, and you’re unscrupulous, it stands to reason you’ll try to find more and more sickness, even, and especially, where it doesn’t exist. You’ll never study health, because it would put you out of business.

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t turns out that unvaccinated children aren’t little time bombs walking around ready to blow and spread devastating disease in their wake. That’s a myth. It’s told by the medical cartel, for their own obvious reasons. And it turns out that children raised in a healthy way are strong, and have strong immune systems. This was once viscerally known and understood and accepted as a truism. Those who insist on 50 or 60 shots of germs and toxic chemicals for every child, like it or not, are participating in an ongoing criminal enterprise. Their vision is unnatural and perverse. It turns out that stimulating the production of antibodies—which is the purpose of vaccines—is not the be-all and end-all of existence. It isn’t the road to health. It isn’t an automatic lease on life. Every aspect of a child’s life contributes to, or detracts from, his immune-system health and strength. This is traditional knowledge. This basic tree of knowledge has been shaken and hacked at by decades of remorseless propaganda from official medical/government/ corporate mob bosses. The vaccine establishment has become a protection racket. Take your shots or pay the social and political consequences. Natural health is a reality. It isn’t a stunt. When smallpox ravaged England, it wasn’t the lone work of a virus. It was sewage in the city streets, horrendous overcrowding, lack of basic nutrition, and grinding poverty. It

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was also the smallpox vaccine: “Smallpox, like typhus, has been dying out (in England) since 1780. Vaccination in this country has largely fallen into disuse since people began to realize how its value was discredited by the great smallpox epidemic of 1871-2 (which occurred after extensive vaccination).” (W. Scott Webb, A Century of Vaccination, Swan Sonnenschein, 1898.) And then there is this: “The combined death rate from scarlet fever, diphtheria, whooping cough and measles among children up to fifteen shows that nearly 90 percent of the total decline in mortality between 1860 and 1965 had occurred before the introduction of antibiotics and widespread immunization. In part, this recession may be attributed to improved housing and to a decrease in the virulence of micro-organisms, but by far the most important factor was a higher host-resistance due to better nutrition.” Ivan Illich, Medical

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Nemesis, Bantam Books, 1977 Improve environmental conditions and the standard of living, and you pave the way for natural health. It’s not a mystery. It never was. —The basic purpose of promoting these dud “epidemics” that come down the pipeline every few years is: to convince the population that they can’t live in a state of natural health; there is no such thing as natural health; everyone must live their lives under the constant supervision of doctors. This is becoming the central myth of our times. It is becoming the primary form of surrender. Natural health is a silver bullet to medical vampires. How many studies can you find that investigate the factors of health in children who do quite well without overriding medical attention? How many studies in peer-reviewed

Jon Rappoport is the author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at NoMoreFakeNews.com or OutsideTheRealityMachine. This article (Natural Health is a Silver Bullet to Medical Vampires) was originally created and published by Jon Rappaport’s Blog and is re-posted here with permission.


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ould the melanin found in our bodies and in foods like mushrooms help to mitigate the increasingly dire quantities of radiation we are exposed to daily? Over the course of the past decade, one of the most interesting concepts I have run into while scouring the biomedical literature is the possibility that melanin’s biological role in the human body may extend far beyond simply protecting us against UV radiation. In fact, one recent and highly controversial paper proposes that melanin is responsible for generating the majority of the body’s energy, effectively challenging the ATP-focused and glucose-centric view of cellular bioenergetics that has dominated biology for the past half century. Research is now emerging indicating that melanin may function in a manner analogous to energy harvesting pigments such as chlorophyll, and may have even have driven our evolution into the uniquely hairless, brain-dominant hominids we are today. While melanin’s proposed ability to convert sunlight into metabolic energy has amazing implications (one of which is the taxonomical reclassification of our species from heterotrophic to photoheterotrophic), what may have even more spectacular implications is the prospect that melanin may actually both protect us against ionizing radiation and transform some of it into metabolically useful energy. In a day and age where radioisotopes from nuclear weapons testing, routine releases from the nuclear, fracking, and coal-fired power industries, and more recently, global fallout from the Chernobyl and Fukushima meltdowns, are increasingly accumulating in the environment, food chain, and our bodies, reducing radiotoxicity and/or enhancing detoxification mechanisms should be a universal concern. Add in the unavoidable onslaught of medical, cell

Could Melanin Convert Radiation Into Harmless, Even Useful Energy? phone communications and WiFi technology, and air travel associated radiation exposures, and you can virtually guarantee your body burden of radiation exposure is significant and represents a serious health risk. While GreenMedInfo.com now contains an extensive database of radiation toxicity mitigating substances which can be viewed both on the Radiation Disaster Toxicity page, and the radioprotective actions page, we have not until now reported specifically on melanin’s potential to offset radiation exposure.

Melanin’s Mysterious Properties

Melanin is, indeed, one of the most interesting biomolecules yet identified. The first known organic semiconductor, it is capable of absorbing a wide range of the electromagnetic spectrum (which is why it appears black), most notably, converting and dissipating potentially harmful ultraviolet radiation into heat. It serves

a wide range of physiological roles, including free radical scavenging, toxicant chelation, and DNA protection, to name but a few. It is also believed to have been one of the original ingredients essential for life on this planet. I’ve reported previously on its potential in converting sunlight into metabolic energy, but converting ionizing gamma radiation into useful energy? Beyond the realm of comic book heroes, who would have ever thought such a thing possible? The first time (I am aware of) that this possibility surfaced in the literature was a 2001 Russian report on the discovery of a melaninrich species of fungi colonizing and apparently thriving within the walls of the still hot Chernobyl meltdown reactor site. In 2004, the same observation was made for the surrounding soils of the Chernobyl site. We also know that, based on a 2008 report, pyomelanin-producing bacteria have been found in thriving colonies within uranium-contaminated soils. There is also a 1961 study that found, amazingly,

melanin-rich fungi from soils of a Nevada nuclear test site survived radiation exposure doses of up to 6400 Grays (about 2,000 times a human lethal dose!). Clearly, something about melanin in these species not only enables them to survive radiation exposures that are normally lethal to most forms of life, but also actually attracts them to it. Could the fungi actually be using melanin to ‘feast’ on the free lunch of anthropogenic radioactivity? Remarkably, back in 2007, a study published in PLoS titled, ‘Ionizing Radiation Changes the Electronic Properties of Melanin and Enhances the Growth of Melanized Fungi,” revealed that fungal cells manifested increased growth relative to non-melanized cells after exposure to ionizing radiation. The irradiated melanin from these fungi also changed its electronic properties, which the authors noted, raised “intriguing questions about a potential role for melanin in energy capture and utilization.” For more on this groundbreaking study, take a look at a 2007 report in the MIT Technology Review titled, “Eating Radiation: A New Form of Energy?”

Can Melanin Lend Those Who Consume It ‘Super Powers’?

The question arises, could the consumption of melanin from fungi protect those higher on the food chain (like mammals; humans) from radiation exposure? This question appears to have been answered affirmatively by a 2012 study published in the journal Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, titled, “Melanin, a promising radioprotector: mechanisms of actions in a mice model,” which found that when melanin isolated from the fungus Gliocephalotrichum simplex was

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According to the theory, the legend of Santa derives from shamans in the Siberian and Arctic regions who dropped into locals’ teepee-like homes with a bag full of hallucinatory mushrooms as presents in late December.

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From page 6 under conifers and birch trees, with which the fungi —which is deep red with white flecks — has a symbiotic relationship. This partially explains the practice of the Christmas tree, and the placement of bright red-and-white presents underneath, which look like Amanita mushrooms, he wrote. “Why do people bring pine trees into their houses at the Winter Solstice, placing brightly colored (red and white) packages under their boughs, as gifts to show their love for each other … ?” he wrote. “It is because, underneath the pine bough is the exact location where one would find this ‘Most Sacred’ substance, the Amanita muscaria, in the wild.” Author Dana Larsen elaborated on the pre-Christian symbology of the Christmas tree in her article, The Psychedelic Secrets of Santa. She explains how the ancient northern European people, including the Lapps of modern-day Finland, and the Koyak tribes of the central Russian steppes, believed in the idea of a World Tree. The World Tree was seen as a kind of cosmic axis, onto which the planes of the universe are fixed. The roots of the World Tree stretch down into the underworld, its trunk is the “middle earth” of everyday existence, and its branches reach upwards into the heavenly realm. “The North Star was also considered sacred, since all other stars in the sky revolved around its fixed point. They associated this “Pole Star” with the World Tree and the central axis of the universe. The top of the World Tree touched the North Star, and the spirit of the shaman would climb the metaphorical tree, thereby passing into the realm of the gods” wrote Larsen.

Amanita muscaria grows freely around conifers and birch trees. Could the tradition of placing presents under the tree be symbolic of psychedelic fungi’s symbiotic relationship to forest trees? counterparts, his flying reindeer. Reindeer are rampant in Siberia, and are also known to include various fungi in their diet, as seen in the BBC Weird Nature video below.

https://youtu.be/MkCS9ePWuLU Donald Pfister, a biologist who studies fungi at Harvard University, suggests that Siberian tribesmen who ingested fly agaric (amanita muscaria) may have hallucinated into thinking that reindeer were flying. “At first glance, one thinks it’s ridiculous, but it’s not,” said Carl Ruck, a professor of classics at Boston University. “Whoever heard of reindeer flying? I think it’s becoming general knowledge that Santa is taking a ‘trip’ with his reindeer,” Ruck said.

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Perhaps one of the most memorable aspects of Santa Claus mythology are his co-pilot

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As convincing as the theory may be, many historians and anthropologists disagree with the Amanita shamanic version of Santa Claus, and claim that our current depiction of the jolly old man has in fact evolved from a 4th century GreekChristian bishop named Saint Nicholas, who was known for his generous gifts to the poor. Then, in 1823, a New York City aristocratic academic by the name of Clement

“Twas The Night Before Christmas“), which was thought to have been inspired by the Christian bishop, and which envisioned an entirely new portrayal of St. Nick. Throughout the next few centuries, the image of Santa Claus became ubiquitous throughout Western culture, and was re-sculpted and refined by clever marketing organizations such as Coca Cola. Hence the fat, bearded character we know today. But Germanic folklore tells an even different story of the true origins of Santa Claus. Prior to Christianization, the Germanic peoples celebrated a midwinter event called Yule. With the Christianization of Germanic Europe, numerous traditions were absorbed from Yuletide celebrations into modern Christmas. During this period, supernatural and ghostly occurrences were said to increase in frequency, such as the Wild Hunt, a ghostly procession through the sky. The leader of the wild hunt is frequently attested as the god Odin, who bears the Old Norse names Jólnir, meaning “yule figure” and the name Langbarðr, meaning “long-beard.” James Arthur wrote that at the very least, Santa’s sleigh and reindeer are references back to various related Northern European mythology. For example, the Norse god Thor (known in German as “Donner”) flew in a chariot drawn by two goats, which have been replaced in the modern retelling by Santa’s reindeer.

So Where Does Santa Really Come From?

The true origins of the preChristian Santa are convoluted to say the least, however, one can only consider that the version we see of Santa today is a conglomerate of folklore and mythology from multiple Eurasian cultures of the past. Therein lies the issue of tracing Santa’s true beginnings. Many historians and anthropologists claim That being said, investigatthat our current depiction of the jolly old man ing Santa’s past is amusing at the has in fact evolved from a 4th century Greek- very least, and I think the shamanic Christian bishop named Saint Nicholas, who version of the story stands as the was known for his generous gifts to the poor. most fascinating of all. What are your thoughts on the origins of Santa and his reindeer? Do you think the Clarke Moore wrote the itnfamous poem, “A Amanita muscaria legend could be true? Visit From St. Nicholas” (which later became


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This includes liver and kidney toxicity, gastrointestinal damage, nerve damage, and of course death. Moreover, cannabinoids often work when pharmaceutical drugs fail, so not only is cannabis safer but it’s typically more effective. One of the strongest areas of research regarding marijuana’s health benefits is pain control. In 2010, the Center for Medical Cannabis Research (CMCR) released a report on 14 clinical studies about the use of marijuana for pain, most of which were FDA-approved, double-blind, and placebo-controlled. The report revealed that marijuana not only controls pain, but in many cases it does so better than pharmaceutical alternatives. If you compare prescription painkillers (opiates) to marijuana, marijuana is much safer.

Opioid painkillers can lead to slowed respiration and death if an excess is taken—and the risks are compounded if you add alcohol to the equation. By contrast, cannabis overdose cannot kill you because there are no cannabinoid receptors in your brain stem, the region of your brain that controls your heartbeat and respiration. The statistics speak for themselves. In 2010, prescription painkillers were responsible for 16,600 deaths, and painkiller overdoses claimed more women’s lives than cocaine and heroine combined. In the CDC’s Public Health Reports study, prescription drugs were involved in fatal car crashes at three times the rate of marijuana. In states where medical marijuana is legal, overdose deaths from opioids like morphine, oxycodone, and heroin decreased by an average of 20 percent after one year, 25 percent after two years and up to 33 percent by years five and six. As noted by Dr. Gedde: “There’s an ongoing death rate from use of pain medications as prescribed. So, even as prescribed, they’re highly dangerous and they are open to abuse. As far as medications used in the pediatric population to control seizures, there are also severe toxicities to organs. Many of them are very sedating. The children become

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administered at a dose of 50 mg/kg body weight in BALB/c mice before exposure to 6-7 Grays of gamma radiation, it increased their 30-day survival by 100%. The study also noted that melanin up to a dosage of 100 mg/kg (i.p.) did not cause adverse effects on the health of the mice. In the study conclusion, the authors stated: “The observed mitigative effects of melanin in the present study gain a lot of significance especially in nuclear emergencies but need to be validated in humans by more detailed experiments. Prior to these confirmations and based on current investigations, it can be concluded that during such emergencies, diets rich in melanin may be beneficial to overcome radiation toxicity in humans.” [emphasis added] Another study published in 2012 in Cancer Biotherapy & Radiopharmaceuticals titled, “Compton Scattering by Internal Shields Based on Melanin-Containing Mushrooms Provides Protection of Gastrointestinal Tract from Ionizing Radiation,” confirmed the remarkable radioprotective properties of the melanized mushrooms was actually melanin-specific and due to other well-known therapeutic compounds within the fungi. As succinctly summarized on the Small Things Considered website, “The authors fed mice a mushroom used in East Asian cuisine, called Judas’ ear, tree, or jelly ear (Auricularia auricula-judae) an hour before giving them a powerful 9 Gy dose with the beta emitter Cesium137. For perspective, anything over ~0.1 Gy is considered a dangerously high dose for humans. All the control mice died in 13 days while ~90% of the mushroom-fed ones survived. Mice

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When you have reached this stage, your physical body is able to live for many hundreds of years. People who can do this are called ‘Xian,’ which means ‘god,’ ‘immortal,’ or ‘fariy…’ The ‘Xian’ is a living person whose Shen has reached the stage of enlightenment or Buddhahood.” — Dr. Jwing-Ming Yang, The Root of Chinese Qi Gong: Secrets for Health, Longevity and Enlightenment

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fed a white mushroom (porcini) died almost as fast as the controls, but those fed white mushrooms supplemented with melanin also survived.” So, how does melanin perform this trick? One clue was provided by a study published in 2011 in Bioelectrochemistry titled, “Gamma radiation interacts with melanin to alter its oxidation–reduction potential and results in electric current production,” where ionizing radiation was found to alter melanin’s oxidation-reduction potential. Instead of most other biomolecules that experience a destructive form of oxidative damage as a result of radiation exposure, melanin remained structurally and functionally intact, appearing capable of producing a continuous electric current. This current, theoretically, could be used to produce chemical/metabolic energy in living systems. This would explain the increased growth rate, even under low nutrient conditions, in certain kinds of gammairradiated fungi. So, you may be wondering, what is a good source of supplemental melanin for those interested in its radioprotective and radiotrophic (“radiation eating”) properties? I believe Chaga is one of the most promising candidates. Not only is it one of the nutritionally dense mushrooms, containing an and other negative emotions are found within the energy body, and in our modern world of stress, over-work, over-stimulation, and constant hustle, the nervous and emotional systems of the body are the first to breakdown. Qi Gong is itself a true treasure for those seeking physical and mental wellness, as well as happiness in our short, beautiful lives. It is the most practical method of strengthening and building life force energy within the body, mind and spirit, and catalyzing meaningful personal transformation. The presence and experience of Qi is universal to human beings and can be directly experienced with Qi Gong. Anyone can develop the presence, awareness and sensitivity to come to know The

unable to function or really to interact because of the sedating effects. Other medications have a side effect of rage and behavioral problems. Unprovoked rage is actually a known side effect of some of the anti-seizure medications. Cannabis and in particular cannabidiol has none of these issues. No toxicities. The main side effect of cannabidiol is sleepiness. As a child gets accustomed to it, that does wear off and the child can be very alert and functional on the cannabis oil once they have worked into the dosing. Once you put them against each other, there really is no comparison in terms of safety.”

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Because of the issues already discussed, it can sometimes be challenging finding accurate, science-based information about cannabis. Dr. Gedde offers the following suggestions for obtaining reliable information: “The reason why it’s difficult is that the preponderance of research funds have been to show harm related to cannabis, as a drug of abuse... [L] ook for the real research that’s there on the endocannabinoid system and the ways that marijuana cannabis has been helping people for centuries. And look into the history of medical practice; that’s where the information starts to come out.”

She also recommends looking to current clinical practice, which is possible in states where cannabis is now safely and legally accessible. This is where you can learn more about optimal dosing and protocols found effective for various conditions. Other resources that may be helpful include the following: n Cancer.gov, the US government’s cancer website, contains research relating to the use of cannabis n PubMed is a searchable public resource containing a vast amount of medical literature, including studies involving cannabis n The Journal of Pain is a publication by the American Pain Society with a long list of studies on the pain-relieving effects of cannabis n National Institute on Drug Abuse is an excellent resource, including information about preclinical and clinical trials are underway to test marijuana and various extracts for the treatment of a number of diseases, including autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease, inflammation, pain, and mental disorders. n I also recommend listening to my previous interview with Dr. Frankel, in which he discusses many of the medical benefits of cannabis.

immense amount of melanin, but it was known by the Siberians as the “Gift from God” and the “Mushroom of Immortality,” the Japanese as “The Diamond of the Forest,” and Chinese as the “King of Plants.” There is also an increasingly compelling body of scientific information demonstrating its health benefits for conditions as serious as cancer. It should be noted that there is a profound toxicological difference between the type of radiation exposures that come from the outside in, e.g. being irradiated at a distance by radioactive material outside of us, and from the inside out, e.g. low-dose radioisotope uptake. The latter can be orders of magnitude more dangerous, as radioisotopes like uranium-238, cesium-137, and plutonium-239, can be taken into the tissues and remain there for a lifetime wreaking havoc on a moment to moment basis. Please read our report on the topic, “Why There Is No Safe Dose of Radiation,” to learn more about this critical distinction. Due to a phenomenon known as the photoelectric effect, low-dose radionuclides like uranium-238, which are technically weak emitters of alpha radiation, can be ten’s of thousands times more damaging to our DNA than present day radiological risk assessment models account for. We bring this up in order to properly qualify the aforementioned information, as it could be highly misleading to those who interpret it to mean that one can simply supplement with an edible melanin product to reduce and even benefit from radiation exposure. Nothing can effectively reduce the radiotoxicity of incorporated radionuclides beyond removing them from the body. We have indexed

research on this topic, and would encourage the reader to view the research on apple pectin, in particular, as it was successfully used post-Chernobyl to dramatically reduce the bodily burden of absorbed radionuclides in thousands of Russian children. Moreover, once we grasp the genocidal implications of the widespread contamination of the biosphere with the routine and accidental releases of radio-toxicants that maintain their toxicity for thousands, and in some cases, millions of years (e.g plutonium-239 has a half-life of 24,100 years and Uranium-238 has a half-life of 4.4 BILLION years), we realize the solution (if there is one) is to phase out and try to mitigate the planet wide fallout from the nuclear industry’s activities over the course of the 75 years.

Three Treasures. And what a treasure it is to see a happy, healthy person.

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About the Author

Dylan Charles is a student and teacher of Shaolin Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Qi Gong, a practitioner of Yoga and Taoist arts, and an activist and idealist passionately engaged in the struggle for a more sustainable and just world for future generations. He is the editor of WakingTimes.com, the proprietor of OffgridOutpost.com, a grateful father and a man who seeks to enlighten others with the power of inspiring information and action. He may be contacted at wakingtimes@gmail. com.

For further research on this topic, watch Dr. Karl Maret’s fascinating youtube presentation on “The Science of Melanin” https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=ZhazAnN9cKs

References Online Sayer Ji is founder of Greenmedinfo.com, Vice Chairman of the Board of the National Health Federation, and Fearless Parent, Steering Committee Member of the Global GMO Free Coalition (GGFC), a reviewer at the International Journal of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of GreenMedInfo or its staff. This article is copyrighted by GreenMedInfo LLC, 2016

n Dr. Jing-Ming, Yang, The Root of Chinese Qi Gong: Secrets for Health, Longevity and Enlightenment, 1997, YMAA Like Waking Times on Facebook. Follow Waking Times on Twitter. This article (The Three Taoist Treasures of the Energy Body) was originally created and published by Waking Times and is published here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Dylan Charles and WakingTimes. com. It may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.


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what we perceive as mental illness. That’s ridiculous. Let’s stop targeting children and start being present with them with new activities, adventure, and change. They need balance with activities that are calming, relaxing, and nurturing. Only then will these children respond to a support system that cares about their development rather than a pill to suppress the symptoms.

4. Total Accessibility To Children Was Not A Need And Neither Was The Incessant Nature Of Constantly Hovering Over Their Safety If you took a survey of how many 10-year olds today have cell phones, the results would probably shock most people. More than 60 percent of kids between 11 and 14 own a cell phone. The rise in cell phone use by children mostly stems, at least in part, from the incessant nature of wanting to constantly connect with our children. We want to know where they are at all times. This wasn’t a problem in the 70s because there were no cell phones. But cell phones are not really the source of the problem. The problem is the parents who operate those cell phones. Helicopter parents in the 70s were a Mom a Dad who had a license to fly a helicopter. Today they are parents who are so attached to their kids that it’s almost impossible to focus on anything else; daily activities, constant conversations and every ounce of effort is reserved for the children. They fall for all the “gimmie” traps. They feel obligated to provide all the cutest clothes and latest gadgets and they’re terrified of their child making a mistake. They don’t want their children to know what it feels like to reap the consequences of their actions or deal with conflict. They criticize teachers for all the shortcomings within their children’s education. They’re germaphobes and don’t want their children exposed to anything, even the simplest of colds. They harbor a huge amount of guilt and are so overprotective and over-prepared that you can spot their kids a mile away with an overstuffed backpack, knee and elbow pads, a fourcourse meal along with a miserable expression. These types of parents did not exist forty years ago because our parents gave us more freedom in our decision-making processes. They didn’t feel they had to cater to our every whim to please us. They knew we loved them regardless of the gift giving or brand named purchases. They let us make our own mistakes no matter how painful it was for them. They allowed us to accept responsibility for our actions and deal with the consequences. Most of all, they were more present for us, playing less of an enabler role and more of a supportive role. 1970s parents could school many of today’s helicopter parents in ways that would radically transform the way they think of themselves and their children.

5. It Was OK To Get Hurt And We Didn’t Call Every Person That Hurt Us A Bully Not only was it ok, but it was expected. Kids get hurt, both physically and emotionally. Get over it. They’re kids. We got bumps, bruises, and cuts and were roughed up on a regular basis. Our feelings were hurt and we somehow had the support systems in place to overcome

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this adversity. We didn’t have the need for a closed room meeting with a child, their parents and teacher and possibly litigate because a child was pushed or shoved. We didn’t make a big deal about avoiding bullies...we dealt with them. We just worked things out. We think we have a nation of responsible, justiceminded adults when all we are is a bunch of whiners. Anti-bullying programs and campaigns don’t work! You will never address a problem by addressing its symptom. We live in a world run by shortsighted, trigger happy, controlobsessed, illogical people who don’t understand a thing about human wisdom. Would you like to empower children with the wisdom to be responsible for their own actions based on solid moral principles and empathy, or would you prefer teaching all kids to fit into a behavioral template and abide by certain rules to create a completely safe utopian environment in which everyone is always nice to each other by default, without moral responsibility and the wisdom to know the difference? You can’t have both.

6. The Sun Was Our Friend and We Weren’t Terrified Of Being Exposed Without Lathering Sunblock This is perhaps one of the biggest misinformation components of primary school curriculums that needs reform immediately. We were never taught that sun was the enemy. What a coincidence that the more studies that surfaced on the benefits of Vitamin D from sunlight, the more it was demonized in school curriculums. The risk of the sun’s rays had nothing to do with the myth about a dangerous ozone. When traveling from either pole to the equator, UV exposure increases up to 5000% whereas ozone depletion only increases UV exposure by 20%. If UVB exposure and ozone depletion were the cause of skin cancer, those populations living closest to the equator would be diagnosed with malignant melanoma at a phenomenal frequency. The opposite is true. We spent hours out in the sun all day every day. We had less incidence of skin cancer everywhere. Millions of children are slowly relearning the sunlight is not our enemy. In fact, using sunscreen leads to mental health disorders and critical illness. It’s time to set the facts on sunlight exposure straight in schools and once and for all teach kids the growing body of evidence which shows that blocking the sun’s rays from reaching our skin dramatically influences our optimal vitamin D levels, leading to higher mortality, critical illness, mental health disorders and ironically, cancer itself.

7. There Were No Constant Promotions For Drugs and Vaccines For Every Human Symptom That Existed In the 70s we still had significant trust within the medical and pharmaceutical industry. That’s probably because we didn’t have a drug or vaccine being shoved down our throats for every human symptom. In the early 70s there were about a dozen vaccines administered to children for seven different diseases in the United States. By 2013, if you followed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) endorsed annual childhood vaccine schedule, your child would have received over 36 vaccines by the time they were 6 years of age! That’s 36 vaccines filled with detergents,

neurotoxic, carcinogenic, immunotoxic, and infertility agents at a time when a child’s immune system is at its most critical point in development. We trusted vaccination because we weren’t fully aware the false statistics that were produced by pharmaceutical industries and we certainly were not aware of the lies and questionable contribution of medical measures relating to mortality that we know of today. To those who inform themselves through diverse research interests, there is only one conclusion that drugs and vaccines are currently more risky than beneficial to human health. No longer is there a unified trust of the medical system among the population. We now know that most scientific studies on drugs and vaccination are not true science but industry funded propaganda. When we examine how medical science will cut, poison and burn via surgery, chemotherapy and using CT scans and radiation to diagnose and treat cancer, or if we investigate how the use of psyche drugs to manage symptoms are usually at the cost of interfering with other precious physiological functions in young bodies, or any of the other myths medical doctors have been parroting for the last several decades, it’s a no brainer that children must be further educated on the downfalls of a system which is designed to keep us sick rather than healthy.

8. We Played in Dirt and Wiped Our Hands and Faces With Soap and Water, Not Antibacterial Nonsense What ever happened to soap and water? Who was the genius that started convincing parents to keep their children out of the mud and dirt and keep them saturated in chemical concoctions to remove bacteria? Antibacterial soaps didn’t exist in the 70s and the incidence of allergies was quite infrequent among children. Today we know that parents who adopt and overly hygienic lifestyle for their children are at an increased risk of developing asthma, allergies and eczema. When babies’ exposure to germs is so limited, their immune systems are deprived of the opportunity to learn how to fend off pathogens properly. Consequently their immune systems become so sensitive that the babies develop allergies. Scientists at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have at least partially admitted that anti-bacterial soaps may pose a threat to human health. The widespread use of these products containing the antibacterial agent triclosan are promoting growth of dangerous superbugs that didn’t exist several decades ago.

9. Chemical Toxicity In Consumer Products Was Still Low Compared To Today BPA, fluoride, parabens, phthalates, PFOA, fiberglass, oxybenzone, BHA and dozens of other chemicals makes up a very long laundry list of environmental toxins which didn’t affect every households in the 70s as they do today. Combine this with geoengineering initiatives polluting the entire atmosphere with toxins, and you have a toxic planet from soil to sky. Developing children are at even greater risk than adults for harm from the above chemicals. A child in the 1970s was far less poisoned overall than children are today. Current generations are exposed to toxic effects that are far reaching affecting almost every body system, so it is imperative that they learn how we must change our planet into one that is environmentally friendly with consumer products that benefit the planet and all its organisms rather than destroy it.

10. There Was No Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Fat-Free, Dairy-Free, GMO-Free, Etc. The 70s and 80s became the downfall of modern agriculture in terms of toxicity. We saw the introduction of the world’s greatest selling and most toxic herbicide glyphosate, which entered the marketplace in 1974. The herbicide quickly established itself as a mainstream product for widespread agricultural and consumer use. Monsanto quickly began manipulating plant genomes to develop genetically modified organisms (GMOs) that not only tolerated glyphosate-based pesticides, but required their use. Up until the mid 70s we still had an amazing diversity of organic farms with very minimal pesticide use. The nutrient content of foods was still very high compared to today. With the advances in modern food technology came extended shelf life that added a tremendous diversity of emulsifiers, preservatives, artificial sweeteners to replace fullfat in dairy products, which led to low-fat and sugar-free products being introduced thereafter at the expense of our health. Only then was there an influx of dozens of harmful ingredients that were incorporated into many foods. It was also at this point when wheat, the world’s most popular grain became the deadliest for the human metabolism. At some point in our history, this ancient grain was nutritious in some respects, however modern wheat really isn’t wheat at all. Once agribusiness took over to develop a higher-yielding crop, wheat became hybridized to such an extent that it has been completely transformed from its prehistorical genetic configuration. All nutrient content of modern wheat depreciated more than 30% in its natural unrefined state compared to its ancestral genetic line. The balance and ratio that Mother Nature created for wheat was also modified and human digestion and physiology could simply could not adapt quick enough to the changes. The concept of gluten being a very dangerous protein was then investigated and hence today, many foods are gluten-free. Dairy-free is another term that was absent from food labels. As milk became more harmful to human health through the introduction of more antibiotics, growth hormones and pasteurization, more people became increasingly ill in the 80s and onwards as factory milk farms created a liquid devoid of practically all nutrition. Besides the popularity of veganism today, more people are choosing dairy-free products due to what is now the inherent toxic nature of all processed cow milk. I have fond memories of the 1970s and I’m sure people who grew up before this time also enjoyed even greater health and abundance. We must realize that with every passing decade comes a cycle of change. We can never go back to who we were and our focus should be on making our future better for ourselves and our children. We can continue on this cycle of fear and raise a generation of timid and paranoid children, or we can empower them to become all that they can be, accepting consequences and responsibility of becoming mature, benevolent, conscious and loving beings. When love is in the equation, fear usually takes a back seat. At that point, anything is possible. Marco Torres is a research specialist, writer and consumer advocate for healthy lifestyles. He holds degrees in Public Health and Environmental Science and is a professional speaker on topics such as disease prevention, environmental toxins and health policy.


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