Monsanto’s Seed Imperialism Halted In Canada Thanks To Massive Protests


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by ETHAN A. HUFF

monsantos-seed-imperialism-halted-in-canadaGrassroots activism against transgenic encroachment has paid off in Canada, where licenses for genetically modified (GM) alfalfa have been put on hold, according to new reports. Massive protests in Montreal, Levis, Quebec City, Toronto and as many as 35 other towns and cities across Canada caused U.S.-based Monsanto and Forage Genetics International, the company responsible for creating GM alfalfa using Monsanto’s technology, to have the issuance of their growing licenses delayed in accordance with the will of the people.

The Montreal Gazette explains that, besides widespread farmer resistance to the crop — which is completely unnecessary, as natural alfalfa already grows heartily and steadily without the need for pesticides — tens of thousands of Canadians have repeatedly expressed their disapproval of it. Even Quebec’s union of agricultural producers, known as the Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA) of Quebec, has expressed strong disapproval of the crop.

“The UPA isn’t against genetically modified seeds in general, but we voted unanimously — for two years in a row — that commercialization of GM alfalfa should be prohibited,” stated Marcel Groleau, a UPA member and farmer who, along with his brother, raises 100 dairy cows in Quebec. Like many other farmers throughout the region, Groleau is concerned that GM alfalfa will contaminate conventional and organic alfalfa, as alfalfa is a perennial crop pollinated by bees that spreads easily.

“Organic farms are very much against it, because GM alfalfa might spread, and it’s a perennial, too,” admitted Victor Lefebvre, director of Quebec-based Pickseed, a company that had planned to sell GM alfalfa.

Organic dairy, meat to be forever lost as a result of GM alfalfa

Dairy and livestock farmers in particular rely on alfalfa to feed their animals year-round. In fact, it is probably the most important staple crop currently grown in Quebec, which is why many farmers are speaking their mind about this potentially irreversible change to the agricultural process. Canada’s organic market has tripled since 2006, topping $3.7 billion annually, but this entire market is threatened with elimination by GM alfalfa.

“We’ve developed this niche here. That’s why the issue is more important here than in other provinces,” explained Groleau to The Montreal Gazette. “Organic farmers will suffer significant commercial losses because GM contamination means they won’t comply with Canadian Organic Standards.”

As you may recall, Australian wheat and oat farmer Steve Marsh had his organic farm contaminated by nearby GM canola crops, the contaminated pollen of which blew over onto his land. Marsh lost his organic certification as a result and is now in the process of suing the farmer responsible for the contamination, which led to major financial losses.

Preventing GM cross-contamination is impossible, experts agree

Industry officials have repeatedly tried to coddle regulatory bodies into approving the crop on the basis that a mitigatory plan can be put in place to prevent cross-contamination. But those in the organic industry, not to mention the millions of consumers that rely on organic food for health and sustenance, recognize this as an empty lobbying ploy that simply won’t work.

“The industry is pretending it can stop GM alfalfa from contaminating our fields but that’s pure fiction,” stated Gilbert Halde, President of the Union of Organic Milk Producers of Quebec, last year at a protest. “GM alfalfa cannot be contained by any type of ‘plan.’ Will the bees read the industry’s plan?”

Groleau agrees, having told reporters that, no matter what Monsanto says, GM alfalfa will spread if it is eventually planted commercially. Canada has already suffered the consequences of GM flax, which spread to non-GM fields back in 2009, causing millions of dollars in losses for both farmers and taxpayers.

“What I’ve heard from specialists is that it will spread because of bees and water,” opined Groleau. “Also, in Quebec, we have small farms, which means you can’t easily isolate one farm from another. It would be almost impossible to prevent any cross-contamination and cross-pollination.”

For more information and breaking news on GMOs, visit GMOs.NaturalNews.com.

Sources for this article include:

http://www.montrealgazette.com

http://www.naturalnews.com

http://www.naturalnews.com

http://www.reuters.com

http://www.cban.ca

http://science.naturalnews.com

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http://www.realfarmacy.com/monsantos-seed-imperialism-halted-in-canada-thanks-to-massive-protests/

Lee Harris Energy Update – Extreme Consciousness – Birthing a Humanitarian Collective


Key points:

• Extreme consciousness is arriving now.
• Sensitives will be noticing the extreme pulses of growing consciousness right now, emotionally and energetically, as we move between dark and light at greater speeds.
• The healing of unconsciousness in our world is currently focused on: Division. This period brings up extreme reactions, emotions and actions as what was once suppressed and divided within us, rises for healing and integration. Once these inner energies are healed and integrated, new potentials, senses of purpose and creativity birth in response. This is a time of new and fast birth.
• The past is releasing fast. This means memories rise as old habits release from your body.
• A brand new stamina is available for those who tend to their self-care.
• A New Collective purpose is birthing – a more humanitarian way of being. As this births in you, it raises intimacy issues to the surface and asks how close you can be to others, and how awake you can be on a daily basis.
• This is a time of fast fusion – equal parts potent and challenging.
• Remember the mantra ‘everything changes’ at times like these.

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What Came Before, featuring Steve-O: The Truth About Meat and Modern Farms


Factory farms dominate U.S. food production, employing abusive practices that maximize agribusiness profits at the expense of the environment, our communities, animal welfare, and even our health.

Far from the idyllic, spacious pastures that are shown in advertisements for meat, milk, and eggs, factory farms typically consist of large numbers of animals being raised in extreme confinement. Animals on factory farms are regarded as commodities to be exploited for profit. They undergo painful mutilations and are bred to grow unnaturally fast and large for the purpose of maximizing meat, egg, and milk production for the food industry. Their bodies cannot support this growth, which results in debilitating and painful conditions and deformities.

The factory farming industry puts incredible strain on our natural resources. The extreme amount of waste created by raising so many animals in one place pollutes our land, air, and water. Residents of rural communities surrounding factory farms report high incidents of illness, and their property values are often lowered by their proximity to industrial farms. To counteract the health challenges presented by overcrowded, stressful, unsanitary living conditions, antibiotics are used extensively on factory farms, which can create drug-resistant bacteria and put human health at risk.

To learn more about the devastating effects of factory farming on animals, human health, and the planet, explore the links to the left.

VAXXED Del Bigtree’s Speech at 2nd Annual Health Freedom Rally {POWERFUL!}


Del Bigtree’s speech at the 2nd Annual Health Freedom Rally held in Santa Monica in front of City Hall. Cameras and editing by Joshua Coleman.

 

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Major Northern California VAXXED/Climate Engineering Public Awareness Event


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The global power structure has long since been waging a war against global populations on countless fronts. Vaccinations (now forced by law in some regions), and  the ongoing highly toxic covert climate engineering operations, are the two most direct assaults against human health. Whether injected through a hypodermic needle, or inhaled through the lungs, the sources of contamination to the human body are mounting rapidly and taking an immense toll on the population as a whole. GeoengineeringWatch.org is sponsoring and organizing a major public awareness event (and call to action) on Friday, August 5th, 2016, in Redding, California. There is no admission fee for this event, it is FREE, and there are no parking fees. My most sincere gratitude to all the dedicated activists, without whom the organizing of this event would not have been possible. The event will be staged in the heart of downtown Redding, at the historic Cascade Theater which seats over 1000.

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The Cascade Theater seats over 1000, and has full balcony seating.

A full day of film screenings, power point presentations, and Q & A sessions will begin at 9:45 am, when Dr. Sherri Tenpenny kicks off the event with her presentation “Vaccine Mandates: Adults Are Next”. The medical industrial complex will not relent in their campaign to force now proven unsafe vaccinations on the population.

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Dr. Sherri Tennpenny, vaccination safety expert.

At 11 am Dane Wigington from GeoengineeringWatch.org will present “Climate Engineering, The Covert Weather Warfare Assault”. Skies all over the globe are being saturated with highly toxic heavy metals and chemicals that are part of the ongoing climate engineering/geoengineering/solar radiation management assault on the environment and climate system. The human race (and the entire web of life) has been subjected to an unimaginably massive and lethal experiment without our knowledge or consent.

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Dane Wigington, lead researcher and administrator for GeoengineeringWatch.org

At 12:30 pm, former decorated CIA officer, Kevin Shipp, will present “Gagged: Government Secrecy and Silencing Whistleblowers”. Kevin is the author of the groundbreaking book “From The Company Of Shadows“, the shocking exposé of what is really going on behind close doors within the halls of our government’s institutions. He will highlight exactly what our government does to any that dare to tell the whole truth.

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Decorated former CIA officer, Kevin Shipp.

At 1pm, the first of two screenings of VAXXED, From Cover Up To Catastrophe, will commence.

At 2pm, the first VAXXED Q & A session will begin featuring a panel of experts including the director of VAXXED, Dr. Andrew Wakefield, the producers of VAXXED, Del Bigtree and Polly Tommey, and Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, internationally known vaccination safety expert.

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Event Schedule:

  • 9:20 am Cascade Theater doors open for public
  • 9:45 am PowerPoint presentation from Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, “Vaccination Mandates: Adults Are Next”
  • 10:30 am to 10:50 am Q and A for Dr. Tenpenny presentation
  • 11:00 am to 11:30 am PowerPoint presentation from Dane Wigington, geoengineeringwatch.org, “Climate Engineering, The Covert Weather Warfare Assault”
  • 11:30 am to 11:50 am Q and A for geoengineering presentation
  • 11:50 am to 12:30 pm First intermission
  • 12:30 am to 12:55 pm Presentation from former decorated CIA officer Kevin Ship, “Gagged: Government Secrecy And Silencing Whistleblowers”
  • 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm First screening of VAXXED documentary
  • 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm VAXXED Q and A with panel of experts and film producers (Dr. Wakefield, Dr. Tenpenny, VAXXED producers Del Bigtree and Polly Tommey)
  • 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm Second intermission
  • 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm Encore climate engineering PowerPoint presentation of “Climate Engineering, The Covert Weather Warfare Assault”
  • 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm Q and A for climate engineering presentation
  • 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm Third intermission
  • 6:15 pm to 6:40 pm Encore presentation from former CIA officer Kevin Shipp
  • 6:45 pm to 8:15 pm Second screening of VAXXED
  • 8:15 pm to 9:15 pm Second VAXXED Q and A session with VAXXED panel of experts and producers.
  • 9:15 pm to 10:00 pm After event meet and greet with event speakers

Extensive free public parking is just across from the Cascade Theater on the North side of Placer Street. There are numerous dining establishments located a short walking distance from the theater.

The guest speakers at this event will be available on and off throughout the day in the lobby to answer questions individually. There will be an informational materials table which will supply FREE critical educational materials (on vaccination dangers and the climate engineering threat) to any that will try to put those materials to use. Educating others on the dire truths that our corporate owned criminal media institutions are not disclosing (and thus actually helping to hide) is absolutely essential. These materials will included commercial DVDs that thoroughly cover the climate engineering assault and have multiple menu presentations including the testimony of former government scientists. Attorneys from the GeoengineeringWatch.org legal team will also be present at the event to answer questions about the evolving legal action to expose and halt climate engineering.

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Solar Radiation Management Programs are filling our skies with toxic heavy metal aerosols. Photo taken at Redding School Of The Arts, Redding, California.

The human race and the biosphere itself are at a most critical crossroad, where do we go from here? We invite all concerned and caring citizens to attend the Redding event, to increase their knowledge of what is unfolding around us all, and to learn what we can do to help turn the tide of insanity. We must not remain silent in the belief that someone else will cover the front line in the fight, this will not get the job done. All are needed to prioritize taking action in the essential effort to reach a critical mass of awareness, this is the only way forward in the fight. Make your voice heard in the battle to fully expose the truth, every day counts.
DW

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Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, July 9, 2016 ( geoengineeringwatch.org )


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On countless fronts the wake-up is accelerating. Though the majority of the population is still doing their best to screen out unpleasant truths, for an ever increasing number of individuals the denial option is no longer working. The power structure is running out of ways to plug the holes in their sinking ship. They also know that on the current course their days are now numbered. Every imaginable means of mass distraction will continue to be utilized by the criminal power brokers. False flags events, divide and conquer tactics, and now the very real push toward WWlll by the US and other western powers. Conflict has always been business as usual for the US controllers. This moment in time in human history is like no other. Now the stakes are total, there is no going back.
How much longer can life on Earth survive the onslaught of the human race? How much longer will the majority of global populations stay on the sidelines while the few wage the all important battle to expose the truth for the benefit of the whole and the greater good? This equation must change, it is changing, but every single one of us is indispensable on the frontline. Reaching a critical mass of overall awareness is the great imperative, this is especially true in regard to the ranks of the US military and law enforcement. We must all continue to sound the alarm by sharing credible data wherever and whenever possible, time is not on our side.
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8 Signs You Have A Strong Personality That Might Scare Some People


by Deric Lewis

Have you ever encountered someone with a powerful, independent personality? Did you feel like it was off putting, like the person might be hard to like? Chances are you simply didnt understand the kind of person you were interacting with. Often times, these types of people can come off as aggressive, rude, overly opinionated or just plain bitchy. Chances are it feels like they are trying to dominate you, or make you feel insignificant. In actuality, nothing could be further from the truth. .

 

Dominant, aggressive, rude, arrogant. These descriptors actually do not typify a person with a powerful, independent personality at all. In fact, strong people are often some of the biggest teddy bears, and emotionally available people you will ever have the chance to meet once you make a genuine effort to get to know them. It’s just that people with strong personalities tend to give the meeker, more mild of us a bad rap.

Those people with strong personalities do not have to win, nor do they want to necessarily. Its not about being better than anyone else. They typically just are not willing to let other people walk all over them, or put up with being used and abused.

Sure, sometimes strong people might be intimidating to you. But that is only as a result of you noticing their outward manifestation of their inner self confidence, and lack of need to seek validation from their peers. Do you have a powerful personality? Here are eight signs that you have a strong personality that might scare some people.

You Are Cautious, Maybe Even Picky About Who You Let Into Your Life

As a person with a strong personality, you do not rely on other people to define who you are, or what you are capable of. You recognize that some people need to put others down to make themselves feel better. Here’s the thing about being picky: it forces you to have high self-esteem and you build a great connection with your own self: you build your own voice of what you want and what works for you. Its not that you dont necessarily get along with people, its just that you know exactly what you want in your relstionships and social exchanges, and you arent willing to settle for less.

Even if you are still trying to discover your own identity, you know that you do not need a significant other, boss, best friend or family member to tell you what you’re capable of, or how to accomplish your goals.

You Cant Stand Trivial Conversations

Conversations about the weather, and trivialities are often unbearable, and uncomfortable. If you have a powerful personality, you probably spend a lot of time thinking deeply, and have a lot of ideas to share. You do not want to waste time talking about things that in the long run dont really matter all that much, when you could be spending your energy changing the world.

You might feel like you are bad at small talk. But that is not true. Anyone can make small talk. You are simply uncomfortable with meaningless pleasantries. Unfortunately, our culture has deemed small talk a social necessity. Wikepedia even goes so far as to describe it as a “social lubricant”, which makes it sound a whole lot more fun than it actually is. Small talk is meant to be light and fun. It flees from depth and meaning. Personal questions are considered inappropriate. Likewise, any emotion besides happy or neutral is discouraged. Consequently, authenticity dies on the vine. The truth is that small talk allows two people to have an entire conversation without really getting to know each other. Instead of being light and fun, the conversation is flat and boring. It is like a game of chess where both players always know each other’s next move. It is a predictable exchange, with predictable results. For people with a powerful personality, it is one of those annoying hurdles we must cross to get to the good stuff.

You are irked by Insensitivity, Idiocy or Willful Ignorance

 

Strong personalities are the result of being thoughtful and well-informed, as well as being confident in their mental prowess.

Because you have put time and effort into exercising your brain for good, it often can be nerve wracking when people make instant judgments about things they do not know, or understand anything about on more than a surface level. This could be your best character trait, but not because you can use your knowledge to persuade, or influence people. It is because you can use it to encourage people to think for themselves, and to carefully consider what they say before it falls out of their mouth.

You Don’t Tolerate Excuses

Self empowered, strong people do not put up with excuses. When you have a strong personality, you refuse to allow people to waste your precious time whining or complaining about what they can or cannot do. You are action oriented. You would rather focus on what you, yourself, can do and how you can overcome obstacles to do more. You focus on the solution, instead of agonizing over the problem.You are always pushing yourself to be a better version than you were yesterday, despite others who might want to drag you down.

Don’t question yourself for not making excuses. There might be a lot of reasons that you can’t do something but there are more reasons that you can.

You Know How To Really Listen.

Many people only listen with the intent of responding. However, those with strong personalities know how to listen with an open mind, and an open heart. You might think that people would appreciate this. But in reality, being heard and encouraged often terrifies people who are not used to it.

You Do Not Crave Superficial Attention

Having a powerful personality means that you do not need attention, nor do you seek it. A majority of the people that you encounter on a day to day basis might get the impression that you live for it, but this is simply incorrect. The attention a strong person receives is not sought, but given freely because others enjoy, and value what they have to offer intellectually, and emotionally.

You Are free of irrational fears

There is most likely one thing, or several that you are afraid of. But the difference between you and your peers is that your fears are not baseless or rooted in an unhealthy obsession with worry. You do not let your fears control you, instead you face them head on and take control of the way you live your life.

You Turn Your Insecurities into Opportunities

 

Insecurity for you is an opportunity to to improve yourself, your situation or to just do better. You know you’re not perfect but if you are not giving your best effort to learn, grow, and evolve, despite what others may think, then you are not living. You are just existing in limbo. You value progress, and embrace change.

They say everyone is insecure and this is most likely true for the most part. However, a strong person refuses to allow insecurity to rule their life.

Sure, some people have the perception that people with big personalities are hard to be around, or hard to love. They are simply too shallow to realize you’re only difficult to be around because you challenge other people to be the best version of themselves! If this is what being difficult is like than you already know that it is best to just keep being you.

 

http://www.thelimitlessminds.com/2016/07/08/8-signs-strong-personality-might-scare-people/

Living in the now: It’s complicated


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We all know living in the moment is a key aspect of happiness. We know we need to learn to pay attention to what’s actually happening around us, the people we are with, and all the little things we have to be grateful for. I always get an image from the movie Wayne’s World in my head when I think about this: Wayne is pining for a beautiful guitar he could never afford, and Garth admonishes, “LIVE IN THE NOW!”

So why don’t we do it? Why do we keep skipping over things that happened in the past and fantasies about the future we could never fulfill? Why is it so hard to live in the now?

It’s hard because the present moment is incredibly complicated. The now is a collection of sensations that exist in our bodies, and if we let ourselves feel them, we might find pain, regret, or possibly indigestion. Our bodies are not always easy places to be.

The past and the future may be figments of our imaginations, but they can also have a very real physical effect on our bodies. Old traumas and unprocessed pain can leave an imprint, sometimes for years, and change the way we respond to what’s happening in the moment. Anxieties about the future can literally keep us up at night. Sometimes the body keens in a deep place that something is wrong about our lives that, if we acknowledged it, would change everything. Recognizing our own unhappiness may mean we have a responsibility to change. For many of us, that’s a terrifying thought.

If we are on a spiritual journey of any kind, however, whether that’s as a yoga practitioner, Buddhist, or someone simply trying to live a mindful life, we learn to be incredibly courageous. We practice living in the complicated and sometimes painful now. We tune into the feelings we have that are influenced by the past and the future, and we let those sensations sit side by side with the feeling of the grass under our feet, the sweetness of a breeze on a hot day, or the bubbling joy of being with a friend who makes us laugh. When we are brave enough to truly show up to the moment, we discover that the moment is so much more than just indigestion. There is so much happening in an instant and it’s not all just one thing – there isn’t only grief or only fear or only joy. The moment is never just one thing. As we continue to practice this, further, we discover that all the strange complexities of our bodies are constantly, absolutely, always changing. No pain or joy can last.

So we discover, when we are courageous enough to truly feel our feelings, that even the deepest pain in our lives has no chance of lasting, at least not in the exact same way continuously. We learn that when we can give ourselves the compassion to genuinely feel the sadness that inevitably arises, there’s something precious about it, almost sweet—grief can’t exist without love, and if we miss someone or something, it’s because they gave us joy before they gave us grief. That’s worth feeling and worth honoring.

Living in the now isn’t all about being positive and happy and grateful all the time. It’s actually about being brave. Being present means living in the body that we live in, and confronting all those things about life that we don’t have any control over, at all. And what a delightful, strange, complicated present moment it is, after all.

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Join yoga teacher Julie Peters on an exploration into the real life of yoga—how the philosophies and experiences of the practice can help us learn from our bodies, enrich our relationships, face our deepest shadows, and laugh at ourselves along the way. Julie is the author of the forthcoming book Secrets of the Eternal Moon Phase Goddesses: Meditations on Desire, Relationships, and the Art of Being Broken (Skylight Paths).

https://www.sott.net/article/321650-Living-in-the-now-Its-complicated

Electronic Neuroweapons Silently Torturing Americans ~ Zen Gardner


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President Obama has told the nation and the world that America does not torture. President Obama is wrong — and security/military/intel officials in his administration know it. America tortures. Not just Gitmo and Bagram “war on terror” detainees, but its own citizens.

Each day, a nationwide scalar electromagnetic radiation “multifunctional” radio frequency directed energy weapon attack system employing phased array cell tower antenna transmitter/receivers and GPS satellites, under the administration of U.S. Cyber Command and military contractor Lockheed Martin, is used to silently and invisibly torture, impair, subjugate, and degrade the physical and neurological health of untold thousands of American citizens who have been extrajudicially “targeted” by a hate- and ideology-driven domestic “disposition matrix” as “dissidents” or “undesirables.”

Most of these “targeted individuals” have no idea what is making them sick, tired, exhausted, irritable, confused, lethargic; plagued with painful, debilitating head and body aches; sharp, piercing, painful ringing tones audible only to the target; temporary or permanent cognitive impairment; induction of stroke, heart attack, aneurysm; or diseases such as cancer …

… leaving them unable to function normally and lead a happy, healthy life.

The weapon system also is capable of lethal attack — both “slow-kill” and “fast-kill.”

Victims of this government-engineered, stealth genocide are robbed of the most basic of human rights — free will, freedom from external manipulation of their physiological and neurological functions.

The weapon system is capable of delivering speed-of-light scalar (longitudinal) electromagnetic wave attacks (as well as other types of radio frequency energy such as microwaves) that are precision tuned to specific brainwave frequencies of each human target. Virtually all of the victims previously have visited a doctor or neurologist seeking treatment for pounding headache, unexplained fatigue, sleep problems, or disturbing symptoms such as cognitive impairment. Those medical visits allow shadow government operatives to harvest medical records, including EEG test results that facilitate “brain mapping” — how radio frequency weapon torturers are able to mount radio frequency attacks fine-tuned to each unique individual targeted for no-touch torture, impairment, even “slow-kill” or “fast-kill” homicide.The scalar waves produced by the radio frequency directed energy weapon (RFDE) are capable of carrying multiple subcarrier radio frequencies that affect human physiology, at variable power levels (or “amplitude”). In effect, the RFDE arms security forces with a “God machine” that can manipulate, disrupt, or destroy the biological processes that govern the functioning of human beings. Scientists describe this effect as “neuromodulation” of the human nervous system — the remote manipulation of physiological and neurological processes, including alteration of consciousness and mood states.   Electromagnetic weapon attack precision-tuned to the brain frequencies of unique individuals can put unknowing victims into an induced state of forced fatigue, involuntary yawning, deep sleep — or, conversely, forced wakefulness — within a matter of minutes, according to victim accounts and supporting published literature.

Pulsed electromagnetic wave manipulation of brain-controlled physiological functioning has been demonstrated in the Arizona State University laboratory of neuroscientist Dr. William J. Tyler, whose work has been funded by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, according to published articles.  Tyler describes the process as radio frequency “neuromodulation.”  In his writings, Dr. Tyler discusses the use of phased array electromagnetic antennae to precision-target the desired radio frequency neuromodulation effects on human physiology:
A recent Popular Science article cites a quotation from Tyler published on the Department of Defense “Armed with Science” blog:
“…(M)y laboratory has engineered a novel technology which implements transcranial pulsed ultrasound to remotely and directly stimulate brain circuits without requiring surgery.” READ MORE

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What Happens When You Stop Showering?


June 25, 2016

 

By Dr. Mercola

Many people are now aware of the importance of your gut microbiome. Some even take proactive steps to protect it, like minimizing the use of antibiotics and eating fermented foods to support a healthy balance.

Less widely known is that such microorganisms don’t only populate your gut; they’re found throughout your body, including on your skin. Just as your gut depends on a balanced microbial state to function optimally, the balance of bacteria and other microbes on your skin also matters.

What’s more, the average American showers close to once each day,1 a hygiene habit that may be doing your body more harm than good.

A No-Shower Experiment

If you spend 20 minutes a day washing, that equates to about two years of your life spent in the shower or bath along with a hefty amount of money spent on the “necessary” accouterments like shampoo, conditioner, soap and moisturizer.2

What if you were to cut this back to showering once every other day, once every three days or, simply, hardly at all? Dr. James Hamblin, a senior editor at The Atlantic, tried the latter and wrote about his experience, explaining:3

“ … I started using less soap, and less shampoo, and less deodorant, and showering less. I went from every day to every other day to every three. 

And now I’ve pretty much stopped altogether. I still wash my hands, all the time, which remains an extremely important way to prevent communicable diseases.

I still rinse off elsewhere when I’m visibly dirty, like after a run when I have to wash gnats off my face, because there is still the matter of society. If I have bed head, I lean into the shower and wet it down. But I don’t use shampoo or body soap, and I almost never get into a shower.”

At first, you may have some odor and greasy skin or hair. However, this may be the direct result of your prior aggressive showering routine. Body odor is the result of bacteria feeding on oily secretions from your sweat and sebaceous glands.

Washing with detergent soaps wipes out the bacteria temporarily, but it quickly reestablishes itself, typically with an imbalance that favors odor-producing microbes.

When you give your body a break from the soap and shampoo, however, the ecosystem has a chance to right itself and, in so doing, offensive body odor largely disappears.

“ … [Y]our ecosystem reaches a steady state, and you stop smelling bad,” Hamblin explained. “I mean, you don’t smell like rosewater … but you don’t smell like B.O., either. You just smell like a person.”4

How Shrewd Marketers Sold Americans the Idea of ‘Clean’

It wasn’t until the early 20th century, not coincidentally when advertising became prolific, that Americans began to be very concerned about personal hygiene. The advertising industry created a “need” for newfangled products like “toilet soap” and “mouthwash” where one had never before existed.5

Today most people engage in the habit of washing their hair and skin with soap and shampoo, which removes natural oils, and then adding those oils back via the use of synthetic moisturizer and conditioner.

The irony is that most of the lotions are far inferior to natural sebum and many, if not most, are loaded with toxic ingredients that ultimately will worsen your health.

The fact that daily washing can strip your skin of beneficial oil, leading to dryness and cracks (especially if the water is hot and harsh soaps are used), is a clue that your skin may be better off with a far less aggressive hygiene routine.

Though it may seem shocking to consider showering less, keep in mind that daily showering is a relatively new phenomenon.

Are There Risks to Excessive Showering?

There are risks on multiple levels, starting with the disruption of your skin’s microbial balance. The long-term repercussions of this are still being explored, but by removing beneficial bacteria from your skin, it could make skin conditions like eczema worse.6

Many members of the “no-poo” movement (a group of people who abstain from shampooing their hair) claim not shampooing leaves their hair healthier, shinier and less frizzy.

There’s also the issue of chemical-laden body washes and shampoos. When you cut back on showers, you negate the need for these products and their often-toxic ingredients. There are issues on an environmental level as well, especially in regard to water usage.

One seven-minute shower uses more water than a bath, and it’s expected that water usage for showers will grow five-fold by 2021.7

Not to mention, if you’re on city water and you don’t have a filter on your shower, showering is a major source of exposure to carcinogenic chlorination byproducts such as trihalomethanes (THMs). THMs are associated with bladder cancer, gestational and developmental problems.

Just the simple act of showering in treated water, in which you have absorption through both your skin and lungs, may pose a significant health risk to you — and to your unborn child, if you are pregnant.

Numerous studies have shown that showering and bathing are important routes of exposure and may actually represent more of your total exposure than the water you drink. So in this respect, cutting back on your shower time would be important to help limit your exposure.

The biggest issue, however, is that most people do not need to scrub their bodies from head to toe each morning or evening. It’s unnecessary and disruptive to the delicate and beneficial microbial communities living on your skin.

Try This for a Happy Medium

You may not be ready to give up showering but want to cut back from daily washing. One way to do this is to only wash the areas that really need washing.

In most cases, this would be your underarms, groin area and, possibly, your feet. As noted by Dr. Casey Carlos, assistant professor of medicine in the Department of Dermatology at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine:8

It’s the hardest thing to get people to use soap only where they need it … People don’t realize that the skin does a pretty good job of cleaning itself.”

About the only time I use soap on any body part other than my armpits or groin is when I am doing work in my garden and wind up covered with woodchip dust. Most of that dust I simply spray off with a hose. Typically, simply washing your armpits with soap and water is enough to stay smelling clean.

It’s been well over 40 years since I quit using antiperspirant or deodorant — even natural ones.

I find that regularly washing my armpits with soap and making sure my diet is clean with minimal sugar and plenty of fermented vegetables are all that is needed to keep my armpit odor from being offensive. If you still need further help, try a pinch of baking soda mixed into water as an effective all-day deodorant.

Tips for Giving up Your Shampoo

As for your hair, start by increasing the length between your shampoos. This will help you retain the natural oils in your hair and cut back on your exposure to detergents and other chemicals.

Better still, when you do shampoo your hair, look for a natural shampoo that’s more than just soap-based. The pH of soap-based cleansers is very basic, about 8 to 9, which can cause damage to your hair by lifting cuticles and causing reactions, which affect the disulfide bonds in your hair.

Ingredients like sodium silicate and borax are added to help overcome the scum formation and dulling effect on your hair. Look for a natural shampoo without harmful chemicals that also has botanical extracts added, like chamomile for shine and added strength (to help prevent split ends and breakages).

Other beneficial ingredients include triticum vulgare (wheat) protein, which is an oil that helps your hair retain its moisture, and red clover, which may promote healthier-looking hair. Some people also try “shampooing” their hair with conditioner. This helps avoid stripping your hair of its natural oils, however you’ll want to be sure the conditioner you choose is non-toxic. Another option is to use coconut oil on your hair.

Will Bacterial Sprays Be the Showers of the Future?

Live bacteria sprays are now on the market, with their creators claiming you can spritz it on to naturally enhance and protect your skin’s microbiome while cleansing it of sweat and excess oil. One such spray contains ammonia-oxidizing bacteria (AOB) that its co-creator, who hasn’t showered in more than a decade, uses personally.9

Probiotic (beneficial bacteria) soaps, lotions and other personal care products are also available at many health food stores. There hasn’t been much research on whether such products yield lasting results (or whether the bacteria is simply washed away with your next shower), but it’s an intriguing area of study.

It’s already known that probiotics can influence the health of your skin from the inside out, so it’s not a stretch that a topical treatment may also be useful, especially since so many people wipe out their microbial communities with daily sudsing. However, it may be equally if not more beneficial to let your skin’s microbes re-populate the “old-fashioned” way — by putting away your body wash and other cleansers so your skin has a chance to balance itself naturally.

 

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http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/06/25/what-happens-when-you-stop-showering.aspx

Cannabis and Coconut Oil Make A Potent Cancer Killing Mixture


by Drew Jameson

03/28/2016

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In 2011, after nearly a decade of remission, Stan Rutner’s lymphoma returned. Cancerous nodes in his lungs were diagnosed and later he was told that the cancer was in his brain. The outlook was grim indeed, so he decided to try cannabis and coconut oil capsules.

As he again went through the harsh treatment of chemotherapy and radiation, Stan and his family were hoping to find an alternative. The wanted a natural solution that would help improve his quality of life and even prolong it.

Stan’s family had read that cannabis was effective in helping with the pain and other effects of chemotherapy for cancer patients. Hoping medical cannabis would be their golden ticket, Stan and Barb were open to trying it.

The Rutner’s son-in-law and their daughter Corinne did some research, and decided that a daytime cannabis capsule infused in coconut oil would be a good choice.

After two weeks of taking the cannabis capsule, Stan was able to give up the oxygen tank that he was tied to 24/7. He began to gain weight, sleep better and get stronger overall. After nearly a year, a brain scan revealed that Stan was completely cancer free.

Can Cannabis And Coconut Oil Really Kill Cancer Cells?

Medical marijuana capsules infused in coconut oil are an alternative way to therapeutically use cannabis. Patients do not have to inhale the cannabis through smoking.

The cannabinoids that provide medical users with therapeutic effects are soluble in the fatty acids of the coconut oil. The oil is then rapidly taken up by liver, where it is quickly processed and distributed throughout the body.

Coconut oil is an ideal medium for medical cannabis because of the high amount of essential fatty acids present. These rich fatty acids make a good binding agent for the cannabinoids THC and CBD.

Even on its own, coconut oil is known for its healthful properties. For example, upwards of half of the fat in coconut oil is composed of a rare fatty acid called lauric acid.

In health food circles, Lauric acid has been called a “miracle” ingredient. In fact, it can be found in only three dietary sources—small amounts in butterfat and larger amounts in palm kernel and coconut oil.

In the body, lauric acid is converted to monolaurin. Monolaurin is a potent antiviral, antibacterial and antiprotozoal substance. In other words, it helps eliminate foreign bodies that can attack the body’s immune system.

Cancer patients undergoing radiation and chemotherapy are particularly vulnerable to infection and disease, which is part of what makes treating cancer with those methods so risky.

Stan’s cannabis-infused coconut oil capsules were likely effective for two reasons. One, the lauric acid in the coconut oil helped fight off pathogens. And two, the cannabis helped therapeutically with the side-effects of his cancer treatment.

 

https://www.greenrushdaily.com/2016/03/28/cannabis-and-coconut-oil-kill-cancer/

Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, June 25, 2016 ( geoengineeringwatch.org )


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We are all swimming in a sea of lies and deception, but this carefully constructed paradigm (that has been put together by the global elite over a vast expanse of many decades or longer) is now finally starting to unravel. Two primary and critically important lies that are coming to light are the “vaccines are safe” deception, and the “climate engineering is only a proposal” false official narrative.
It has long since been business as usual for the power structure to demonize any country that the military industrial complex wants to use as a tool to help fuel and feed the massive military machine. The propaganda on countless fronts is fracturing and falling apart, as is the power structure itself. American citizens are stocking up on AR-15 assault riffles in preparation for collapse, but one must ask how more guns will save any of us from a planet that no longer supports life? If the human race does not immediately and totally focus on addressing the rapidly failing life support systems of our biosphere, very soon, nothing else will matter. In the meantime, the truth about Fukushima and the “War on terror”  continues to emerge while Obama and Clinton are connected to supplying terrorists with weapons. Where are we headed as a species and how soon will we get there if we stay on the current course?
No matter how those around us behave, no matter how apathetic members of our families and peers may be, we are ultimately only responsible for our own actions. If we are not here to do our part for the whole, and for the greater good, then why are we here? Each and every one of us can greatly contribute to the overall effort to reach a critical mass of awareness in regard to all that is unfolding, we simply need to try. Never give up.
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Studies Reveal “Smudging” Eliminates Dangerous Bacteria in the Air By Erin Elizabeth – June 20, 2016


Smudging- or the ceremonial and ritual burning of medicinal and fragrant herbs and resins of specific plants for spiritual cleansing, is an ancient practice that has been honored and carried out the world over in cultures spanning the centuries.  It is also one that is finding a great surge of added popularity in many non-indigenous cultures and circles in the modern world.



The basic concept is that by burning particular plants parts and resins, the energetic blueprint or spirit/intelligence of that plant is released, producing a medicinal smoke.  The smoke is then utilized to cleanse the energy of individuals, groups, spaces or object.  Herbs like Sage, Palo Santo, Copal, and Sweet-grass are common smudging herbs that are widely used for healing and to remove unwanted energetic and spiritual buildup and also to instill blessings.

As with many spiritually based practices and methods, smudging is easy to write as silly or magical nonsense, but surprisingly there is science to support the benefits of smudging.

A landmark study conducted in 2007 titled, “Medicinal smoke reduces airborne bacteria,” published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology observed that smudging is an extremely potent form of sterilization.  According to the study,

“We have observed that 1 hour treatment of medicinal smoke emanated by burning wood and a mixture of odoriferous and medicinal herbs (havan sámagri=material used in oblation to fire all over India), on aerial bacterial population caused over 94% reduction of bacterial counts by 60 min and the ability of the smoke to purify or disinfect the air and to make the environment cleaner was maintained up to 24 hour in the closed room. Absence of pathogenic bacteria Corynebacterium urealyticum, Curtobacterium flaccumfaciens, Enterobacter aerogenes (Klebsiella mobilis), Kocuria rosea, Pseudomonas syringae pv. persicae, Staphylococcus lentus, and Xanthomonas campestris pv. tardicrescens in the open room even after 30 days is indicative of the bactericidal potential of the medicinal smoke treatment. We have demonstrated that using medicinal smoke it is possible to completely eliminate diverse plant and human pathogenic bacteria of the air within confined space.

Thanks to this amazing study we now know that smudging with sacred herbs is not only soothing to the mind and spirit, it is affecting the health and even safety of the actual environment in which it is done.

Here’s an older video, about smudging, from Elder Wilfred Buck of the Cree Nation:



*Article originally appeared at Earth. We Are One.

http://www.healthnutnews.com/studies-reveal-smudging-eliminates-dangerous-bacteria-air/

Interactive Map Shows Where Toxic Air Pollution From Oil and Gas Industry Is Threatening 12.4 Million Americans


| June 15, 2016

Two leading national environmental groups—Clean Air Task Force (CATF) and Earthworks—unveiled a suite of tools Wednesday designed to inform and mobilize Americans about the health risks from toxic air pollution from the oil and gas industry.

For the first time, Americans across the country—from Washington County, Pennsylvania, to Weld County, Colorado to Kern County, California—can access striking new community-level data on major health risks posed by oil and gas operations across the country.

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The oil and gas industry is the country’s largest and fastest-growing source of methane emissions. And its facilities emit numerous other hazardous and toxic air pollutants along with methane—including benzene, formaldehyde, acetaldehyde and ethylbenzene. That toxic pollution presents significant cancer and respiratory health risks, underscoring the need for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to clean up existing sources of toxic air pollution without delay.

The EPA recently signed New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) that for the first time will regulate methane pollution from new and modified oil and gas facilities, preventing some of the sector’s future toxic air pollution from being released. The EPA’s current regulations addressing the industry’s toxic air pollution are limited and the NSPS does not cover the 1.2 million existing facilities in 33 states. CATF’s report, Fossil Fumes, and Earthworks’ Oil & Gas Threat Map focus specifically on toxic pollutants from those facilities and their resulting health impacts.

Earthworks Oil & Gas Threat Map Summary

The Oil and Gas Threat Map maps the nation’s 1.2 million active oil and gas wells, compressors and processors. Using the latest peer-reviewed research into the health impacts attributed to oil and gas air pollution, the map conservatively draws a half mile health threat radius around each facility. 

Within that total area are:

  • 12.4 million people
  • 11,543 schools and 639 medical facilities
  • 184,578 square miles, an area larger than California

For each of the 1,459 counties in the U.S. that host active oil and gas facilities, the interactive map reports:

  • instances of elevated cancer and respiratory risk
  • total affected population (with separate counts for Latino & African-Americans)
  • total affected schools and medical facilities

The searchable map allows users to:

  • look up any street address to see if it lies within the health threat radius
  • view infrared videos which makes visible the normally invisible pollution at hundreds of the mapped facilities
  • view 50+ interviews with citizens impacted by this pollution

“The Oil & Gas Threat Map shows that oil and gas air pollution isn’t someone else’s problem, it’s everyone’s problem,” Earthworks executive director Jennifer Krill said.

“Our homes and schools are at risk while most state regulators do nothing. Although completely solving this problem ultimately requires ditching fossil fuels, communities living near oil and gas operations need the EPA to cut methane and toxic air pollution from these operations as soon as possible.”

Clean Air Task Force Fossil Fumes Report Summary

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Fossil Fumes, CATF’s companion report to Earthworks’ Oil and Gas Threat Map, is based on EPA’s recent National Air Toxics Assessment (NATA) analysis updated to reflect the latest emissions data from EPA’s National Emissions Inventory (NEI) and the conclusions are striking.

The report finds that:

  • 238 counties in 21 states face a cancer risk that exceeds EPA’s one-in-a-million threshold level of concern
  • Combined, these counties have a population of more than 9 million people and are mainly located in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, North Dakota, Pennsylvania and Colorado
  • Of these counties, 43 face a cancer risk that exceeds one in 250,000 and two counties in West Texas (Gaines and Yoakum) face a cancer risk that exceeds one in 100,000
  • 32 counties, primarily in Texas and West Virginia, also face a respiratory health risk from toxic air emissions that exceeds EPA’s level of concern (with a hazard index greater than one)

“The Fossil Fumes report and Earthwork’s Interactive Threat Map will allow concerned citizens to learn the cancer and respiratory risks they face from toxic air pollution from the oil and gas industry,” Lesley Fleischman, CATF technical analyst and author of Fossil Fumes, said. “Armed with this information, we trust that citizens and communities will demand protective safeguards requiring industry to clean up its act and reduce these serious risks to public health.”

“The Oil & Gas Threat Map and Fossil Fumes are outstanding tools for nurses, their patients and affected communities to better understand the health risks posed by oil and gas facilities,” Katie Huffling, director of programs for the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments, said.

“As nurses, we are especially concerned by the number of schools and hospitals revealed to be within a half mile of an active oil and gas facility. The best available science shows that methane and toxic chemicals emitted by these facilities threaten our most vulnerable citizens, which is why we encourage the EPA to quickly address this pollution.”

Other key findings of the map and report at the statewide level include:

  • Los Angeles County, California is home to the most impacted “vulnerable” populations: there are more impacted schools and hospitals in Los Angeles than any other county in America (226 schools and 60 hospitals)
  • There are particularly widespread impacts in Texas, with 15 counties with more than 75 percent of their populations living within ½ mile risk radius and 32 percent of Texas counties have elevated oil and gas health risks (82 out of 254)
  • Almost 25 percent of all Pennsylvanians live within the half-mile threat radius

“The Oil & Gas Threat Map and Fossil Fumes show more than 12 million Americans need protection from oil and gas industry air pollution as soon as possible. Industry talks about voluntarily reducing their pollution, but refuses to make binding commitments,” Earthworks policy director Lauren Pagel said.

“Some states like Colorado have stepped up, but other states like Texas have vowed never to regulate greenhouse gases and associated toxics. It is only the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that can act to protect all Americans, their health and the climate from this pollution.”

http://ecowatch.com/2016/06/15/oil-gas-industry-map/

 

FLASHBACK: German scientist: ‘Electronic smog is disrupting nature on a massive scale’


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Frequency fence: Visualisations from U.S artist Nickolay Lamm based on how mobile networks and frequencies are distributed across U.S. cities

Mobile phones, Wi-Fi systems, electric power lines and similar sources of “electrosmog” are disrupting nature on a massive scale, causing birds and bees to lose their bearings, fail to reproduce and die, a conference will be told this week.

Dr Ulrich Warnke – who has been researching the effects of man-made electrical fields on wildlife for more than 30 years – will tell the conference, organised by the Radiation Research Trust at the Royal Society in London, that an unprecedented dense mesh of artificial magnetic, electrical and electromagnetic fields” has been generated, overwhelming the “natural system of information” on which the species rely.

He believes this could be responsible for the disappearance of bees in Europe and the US in what is known as colony collapse disorder, for the decline of the house sparrow, whose numbers have fallen by half in Britain over the past 30 years, and that it could also interfere with bird migration.

Dr Warnke, a lecturer at the University of Saarland, in Germany, adds that the world’s natural electrical and magnetic fields have had a “decisive hand in the evolution of species. Over millions of years they learned to use them to work out where they were, the time of day, and the approach of bad weather.

Now, he says, “man-made technology has created transmitters which have fundamentally changed the natural electromagnetic energies and forces on the earth’s surface. Animals that depend on natural electrical, magnetic and electromagnetic fields for their orientation and navigation are confused by the much stronger and constantly changing artificial fields.”

His research has shown that bees exposed to the kinds of electrical fields generated by power lines killed each other and their young, while ones exposed to signals in the same range as mobile phones lost much of their homing ability. Studies at the University of Koblenz-Landau, reported in The Independent on Sunday last year, have found bees failed to return to their hives when digital cordless phones were placed in them, while an Austrian survey noted that two-thirds of beekeepers with mobile phone masts within 300 metres had suffered unexplained colony collapse.

Dr Warnke also cites Spanish and Belgian studies showing that the number of sparrows near mobile phone masts fell as radiation increased. And he says that migrating birds, flying in formation, had been seen to split up when approaching the masts.

But the Mobile Operators Association, representing the UK’s five mobile phone companies, says a US research group has found collapsing bee colonies in areas with no mobile phone service, and Denis Summers-Smith, a leading expert on sparrows, has described the link as “nonsense“.

Comment: Indeed, and there is good evidence that the cancer pandemic and other ‘diseases of civilization’ are strongly correlated, if not caused by, the exponential proliferation of EMF pollution.

Check out Larry Bowers’ 4-part series on EMF pollution, beginning here:

EMF pollution – What is EMF?

 

https://www.sott.net/article/297845-German-scientist-Electronic-smog-is-disrupting-nature-on-a-massive-scale

LOCAL, PHOTOS: We begin to lean in to Summer Solstice


In case you haven’t noticed, the Sun is rising further NE than at any other time of year. Likewise, it sets further NW. All day long, it arcs across the sky nearly overhead, which is why the day is so much longer than the night. Unlike in winter, when at that Solstice Sun rises SE and sets SW, and never gets that far above the horizon during its short days.

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So here we are, nearly at Summer Solstice, the time of fullness, when the dreams of winter manifest in reality, thanks to the Sun, which heats the earth and makes seemingly lifeless plants turn green, grow, and flower. Hildegaard, a 12th century mystic nun, called this phenomenon “veriditas,” the greening, that mysterious force of Nature to which we owe our very lives.

For this location, the Solstice itself, when the Sun reaches 0°00 Cancer, occurs at 6:45 PM EDT, Monday evening, June 20, and about ten hours after this month’s Full Moon at 5°42 Capricorn.

This Summer Solstice imprints on us the ongoing Saturn/Neptune/Jupiter T-cross which has us all so bedazzled and befuddled by the many varieties, one might say, of “Truth,” — notice the many names we have for it now, “truthiness,” “verisimilitude,” “credibility,” and so on: Saturn in Sagittarius and Jupiter in Virgo, large vs. small, philosophical vs. analytic, either or both of which can crush our most sensitive feelings (Neptune in Pisces).

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And this Solstice brings us the powerful, ongoing Mars in Scorpio drama, which forces old buried, emotional stuff to the surface, for review, and hopefully, release.

Here in the Green Acres Permaculture Village, we are readying ourselves for an event, to be held Sunday evening, the night before Solstice. This event will have three parts.

First, at 5 P.M., an orientation for anyone who is interested in joining hOUR Bloomington Timebank,  a wonderful, and powerful way to both extend one’s valuable time and skills to others in exchange for time and skills that you need, not necessarily from the same person. Timebanks value each person’s contribution as equal to all others; whether someone helps another cleaning their house, or giving their services as an attorney, both are equally valued. Timebanks are one way that we can create an eco-nomy, below the money matrix. An added benefit of the Timebank is that it helps us meet new people. Obviously, the more people who sign up for the timebank, the more valuable it becomes for its members. This event will herald hOUR timebank’s first anniversary!

We are holding the event here in the Green Acres Village, partly because I need the hours! I currently owe about 30 hours — thanks to computer help from a member who does IT — and so must make up those hours! Everything I do to prepare for this event, including writing this post, cleaning up the patio, deciding how to publicize it, talking with others about it, cleaning up afterwards, etc. etc., helps me discharge my debt to the timebank.

Not that I wouldn’t be doing a Solstice event anyhow. Over the years we in Green Acres have held a number of Solstice events, both Summer and Winter. About ten years ago, we did an event so elaborate that it required a workshop beforehand to make the decorations for it, and included a parade through the neighborhood and a wishing tree. Two years ago, we held a Solstice Ceremony and breakfast at the moment of the Solstice itself, which happened to be around 6:30 AM! We thought no one would come except we who live here. To our surprise, a dozen people showed up. At that ceremony, my friend Ted led us in a blessing for the garden. Which led me to invite him to come down from Oakwood Retreat Center where he lives, once again, to lead us in a blessing.

But that’s later in the evening. First, as I said, the Timebank oreintation.

Next, at around 6 p.m. potluck. And I hear rumors that there will be music for this one, that someone is bringing instruments. Great!

And finally, at around 7:30 p.m. our Solstice Ceremony, which will include an initial circle, where I will talk about the symbology of Summer Solstice and podmate Brie will talk about what we are doing here to manifest our vision; Rebecca will then lead a tour through the grounds of this three-house complex; finally, we will circle up again for Ted to lead us in a Blessing Ceremony, this time not just for the Green Acres Garden, but for the Green Acres Village germinating here in Green Acres, this sweet little community springing up in the middle of an existing neighborhood.

Here’s the patio where our event will be held. This patio saw many many events last year, including the Witchy Woman’s Equinox Celebration and Ceremony!

patio

Last night neighbor Jen and I sorted rock and bricks, lining one of the patio garden beds with the bricks,

brick rim

and handing the rocks to Rebecca, who is busy making a path to the new chicken house next door.

(By the way, one of the things that helps what we are doing as “wild” permaculturists be more acceptable townspeople is to make edges like that above. To show that our work is intentional, no accident. Somehow, borders help sooth the fears of those whose imaginations limit them to loud mowing of featureless, monocultured, herbicided lawns.)

rock trail

The new chicks are still separated from the older hens,

new chicks— oops! I’m at the gate and look down; there are two of the five hens. No, no, you can’t come out right now!

by gate

Since Rebecca is the designer of the grounds, our place is not just practical, but artistic.

Here’s a standing stone . . .

standing stone

And a bird’s nest flower . . .

bird nest flower

I asked Rebecca what she wanted me to do today (I try to give an hour or two to the project on a daily basis). Plant these little flowers, she told me.

flowers

“Where?”

“Anywhere!”

“What color will their flowers be?”

“I don’t know! We thought they were berry plants, and they’re not!”

I’ll end with Brie’s third weekly “communique” to the CSA members of our new Green Acres Urban Farm.

Oh yeah, and check out especially this news!

 

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How To Remove GMOs, Fluoride, Allergies, Mercury & Chemicals With Just One Ingredient


 

Diatomaceous earth (DE) is a naturally occurring rock made from the skeletons of fossilized diatoms, a type of hard-shelled algae.
When ground into a fine powder, diatomaceous earth works mechanically to destroy a wide range of pests, insects, parasites and pathogens by cutting through the exoskeleton, absorbing bodily fluids and causing them to die. Food grade diatomaceous earth is chemical-free and non toxic.
Diatomaceous earth has many uses including detoxification of the body — inside and out; protecting pets and livestock from parasites and insect infestation; and keep your yard and garden pest-free.

Detoxing
Add diatomaceous earth to your diet to detox parasites that can contribute to food intolerance, nausea, bowel discomfort, pain, itching, asthma, sinus infections, Morgellon’s disease, and a host of other allergic-type reactions.
DE detoxes mercury, cadmium, lead and other heavy metals; removes poisons from chemtrails, radiation and may alleviate the effects of GMOs. DE possesses antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral properties.
In addition to detoxing and destroying pathogens, diatomaceous earth helps to lower blood pressure and contributes to the production of collagen to improve skin tone, strengthening the tendons and joints.
To consume DE orally, start with half a teaspoon and work up to two heaping tablespoons. Mix thoroughly in four ounces of water. Drink immediately and follow with another eight ounces of water. Take on an empty stomach. Continue drinking water throughout the day, because DE can cause constipation.
Initially, you may experience a Herxhemier reaction, which can cause abdominal discomfort and flu-like symptoms. This is a normal response to detoxing, as parasites and pathogens die, releasing their toxins into your system for elimination. The symptoms disappear after a few days.
Source: healthyss

Energetic Muddling: Why couples shouldn’t sleep in the same bed every night


When you hear of couples sleeping in separate bedrooms. There is often this underlying shame or worry ‘Oh they mustn’t be happy’ or ‘their sex life must be crappy’. Yeah for sure maybe this is the case. But if a couple are happy and not simply sleeping separate to avoid one another, but rather chose to sleep separately a couple of nights of the week, it is actually incredibly healthy & beneficial.

One of the major guiding principles of a Tantric Relationship for me personally, and as taught by one of my teachers was that you should not sleep in the same bed every night.

I couldn’t agree more.

Being highly attuned to energy, I find it hard being around certain peoples energies, let alone sharing a bed with them.

Here are a few reasons why:

Time for individual processing

During our sleep space, we are dropping into the deep subconscious mind. And thus processing anything that hasn’t been processed in the conscious awake state. If you mix that with someone elses process every single night, you are surely going to start taking on ‘their’ stuff. Which might not always be good for you, especially if you are the more energetically open one or an empath, in the relationship. When we are sexually engaging with another and in relationship we obviously are energetically merging, on multiple levels, so we are super in tune psychically with our partner ~ which is beautiful, but we need to maintain that separate space to reconnect to self.

Polarity

When we sleep separately, or are apart in general for a time. We rebuild the polarity, the sexual charge towards one another. We also regain that feeling of ‘missing’ the other, ‘absence makes the heart grow fonder’. By being merged in one anothers lives too much can be unhealthy. It is important to still maintain a sense of self outside of the relationship container.

Self Love Sessions

It is still important to maintain a sense of self love, in the art of self pleasure. If you are sleeping in the same bed every night, our own self pleasure practice can sometimes fall to the wayside. Having at least 1 night a week where you make love to yourself, can bring about incredible new depths to the relationship, sexually and generally.

Womens Business

When woman is bleeding, it is so crucial she has her own space for at least the first day of her cycle. Womans energy during the Menstrual (bleeding) phase is very inwards. You will notice your senses are heightened, you may not be able to be around loud noises or too many people. You may also feel quite physically weak, as a result of losing blood & any present body aches and pains. It is best to take this time to retreat. If you live a busy lifestyle, making Day 1 of bleeding a day for absolute solo rest/retreat time is absolutely necessary. To make the most of this inward energy, it is best to spend this phase processing emotions, meditating, getting a gentle massage, reflecting on the past month, resting, journaling, spending time alone and being in nature.

With this, I suggest not being around your partner during this time, in fact my partner cannot sleep next to me if we do happen to be together, because my dreams are so vivid, he cannot sleep as he is tuning into my dreams. And I actually don’t want him in my space, as it is a very internal time for me. This happens, consciously or unconsciously whether you are sensitive to energy or not – this is why some women get annoyed with their men during their bleeding time, because innately we know we need at least that first and second day of bleeding to retreat and go deep within ourselves. For day 1 of your bleeding, it is best your partner sleeps in a separate room. This is because you are even more hyper psychic and open energetically, you need that space in your dream time to process alone, and not get mixed up with his energy field and subconscious mind also.

Each to their own, but the way I see the new paradigm of relating, is breaking barriers and social norms of what we think we have to do. For years I knew there was something really strange about sleeping in the same bed with your partner for the rest of your life. It is just one of those things we ‘think we have to do’. Everyone must figure out what works best for them individually and just live their lives walking to the beat of their own drum, in general!

What about you do you sleep in the same bed every night? Does it affect you?

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Andrew Bartzis – Dreamtime Potential Pt2 – Indigenous Dream Wisdom and the Tree of Time Access


Dreamtime Potential Pt1 – Cellular Skeletal Memory, Silver Salt Sage, Body Defrag:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMuAu…

Andrew Bartzis – Dreamtime Potential Pt2 – Indigenous Dream Wisdom and the Tree of Time Access via Dreamtime

Something from Andrew’s wisdom related to Dreamtime…

Silvers benefit re Salt Bags in previous video, Indigenous Past Wisdom and Modern Society has lost, Indigenous Ritual Symbolising of Conscious and Other Realm Events in One’s Journey, The Example of the Punan of Borneo Dream Wanders, Cradle Boards and Protection for Baby in Nomad Lives Representing the Inner Child, Andrew’s Stream of the Metaphor of Cradle Boards, The One Tree God Aping, A Soft Disclosure visualisation of the Tree of Time from the Exceptional TV Show Continuum, A True Shaman living under a Sacred Mountain and Tuning into Aping, The Punan offering the Language of Before Being Born and After Dying in Ceremony, Us All having a Dream Wander Within and much much more…..

Also…..

The One Tree God Aping, A Soft Disclosure Visualisation of the Tree of Time from the Exceptional TV Show Continuum, A True Shaman living under a Sacred Mountain and Tuning into Aping, The Punan offering the Language of Before Being Born and After Dying in Ceremony, Us All having a Dream Wander Within and much much more…..

Clip Included:
Reunion Pictures Brilliant TV Show – Continuum

Indigenous Wisdom – Punan of Borneo – Awaken Your Dream Wanderer Within
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOSKS…

Enjoy

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Soy Milk May Be Even Worse Than Cow’s Milk


By Natasha Longo via Prevent Disease, 3 June 2016

Soy milk is finally fading as a health conscious beverage as millions have come to discover the true health dangers of this genetically modified legume. Although cow’s milk presents its own set of long-term health implications, they may pale in comparison to soy, one of the most destructive nutrients affecting human health.

The most heavily consumed processed milks in the world all carry significant problems if we assess their toxic/nutrient balance. Cow’s milk is is essentially a dead liquid, devoid of any real nutritional value, but of course the public health prostitutes say otherwise. The health implications of soy milk may even be a notch above cow’s milk, and not in a good way.

Along with almond milk, soy milk has been one of the most popular dairy milk alternatives. Vegans and vegetarians down soy milk like there is no tomorrow. It’s considered higher in protein and fiber than almost any milk on the market, but these benefits are generously outweighed by the health risks which are numerous.

12 Reasons To Avoid Soy Milk

1) IT’S UNFERMENTED
Unless otherwise labeled, all soy milk is unfermented. Asian cultures around the world have consumed soy for thousands of years, but they understood how to minimize soy’s anti-nutrient nature to reduce phytic acid levels. Phytates in unfermented soy products actually obstruct absorption of protein and four key minerals: calcium, magnesium, iron, and zinc better than fermented sources. In their natural form, soybeans contain phytochemicals with toxic effects on the human body. The three major anti-nutrients are phytates, enzyme inhibitors and goitrogens. These anti-nutrients are the way nature protects the soybean plant so that it can live long enough to effectively reproduce. All plants have some anti-nutrient properties, but the soybean plant is especially rich in these chemicals. If they are not removed by extensive preparation such as fermentation or soaking, soybeans are one of the worst foods a person can eat. The net protein utilization of unfermented soy is 61 which quite low. Unfermented soy has been linked to digestive distress, immune system breakdown, PMS, endometriosis, reproductive problems for men and women, allergies, ADD and ADHD, higher risk of heart disease and cancer, malnutrition, and loss of libido. Fermented sources of soy such as natto, miso, tempeh and some fermented tofus are likely the only types of soy that should be consumed by humans and that’s only if you can get around the crap shoot that they’re non-GMO and organic (which there is no guarantee despite labeling).

2) GENETICALLY MODIFIED
Any ingredient listed as soybean or soy on any product ingredient list has more than a 90% chance of being GMO. Even organic soy cannot be trusted. Soy is very problematic crop. Non-organic sources of soy in many agricultural practices are being passed off as organic. In 2011, the USDA uncovered a plot to import fraudulent organic certificatesproduced by an uncertified supplier in China. The Chinese firm used the counterfeit certificate to represent non-organic crops, including soybeans, millet and buckwheat, as certified organic. These types of things are happening every year and only a fraction are being discovered. Even domestically sourced organic soybean crops are now being investigated for having GMO origins. Organic soy also does not change the toxicity of unfermented sources so abundant in the food supply.

3) SOY REDUCES ASSIMILATION OF MINERALS
Phytic acid is present in the bran or hulls of all seeds and when we compare the phytate of soy to many other types of beans and nuts, the percent mass is not that far off, but that’s not the problem. The problem is how much we are consuming. Most people stuck on the soy bandwagon are consuming far more phytate by the sheer volume through mass consumption of things like soy milk, tofu, cereals, and processed foods. It doesn’t even compare to the amount they would consume through seeds and nuts. The effect of phytic acid on iron absorption has been thoroughly studied. As evident in a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, as phytic acid increases, it has a diminishing impact on iron while inhibiting its absorption. This applies to almost every major mineral including zinc–one of the most important minerals for the human body. Two billion people may now have zinc deficiency. Phytates bind to zinc and thereby decrease its bioavailability. Phytic acid levels in soy reduce assimilation of calcium, magnesium, copper, iron and zinc.

4) SOY CAUSES GROWTH PROBLEMS IN CHILDREN
The phytic acid in soy is not neutralized by ordinary preparation methods such as soaking, sprouting and long, slow cooking. Consequently these high phytate diets have caused growth problems in children. Combined with the presence of both phytoestrogens and arsenic, soy-based formulas are a disease promoting ticking time bomb for infants. A studypublished in the peer-reviewed journal The Prostate, revealed that humans exposed to a combination of both toxicants were almost twice as likely to develop cancerous cells in their prostate. While it is established that both arsenic and estrogen can cause cancer, the research raises concerns about the dangers of chemicals in combination, and the efficacy of regulations that are established by testing one chemical at a time. True cancer of the prostate, carcinoma, is seldom seen in infants and children, but other forms of malignant tumors may develop and more cases are appearing in developed nations where the link appears to center around soy infant formula. While many claims have been made about the health benefits of these estrogen-like compounds, animal studies indicate that soy (both conventional and organic) contain powerful endocrine disruptors that alter growth patterns and cause sterility. Soy formula is also laden with toxic chemicals such as aluminum and manganese, which can cause both physical and mental health problems, learning disabilities, brain damage, and behavioral problems. A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that the highly concentrated phytoestrogens in soy formula weaken the immune systems of babies. Toxicologists estimate that an infant exclusively fed soy formula receives the estrogenic equivalent of at least five birth control pills per day.

5) SOY LINKED TO CANCER
The Chinese did not eat unfermented soybeans as they did other legumes such as lentils because the soybean contains large quantities of natural toxins or “antinutrients”. First among them are potent enzyme inhibitors that block the action of trypsin and other enzymes needed for protein digestion. These inhibitors are large, tightly folded proteins that are not completely deactivated during ordinary cooking. They can produce serious gastric distress, reduced protein digestion and chronic deficiencies in amino acid uptake. In test animals, diets high in trypsin inhibitors cause enlargement and pathological conditions of the pancreas, including cancer. What about the Japanese? The Japanese, and Asians in general, have much higher rates of other types of cancer, particularly cancer of the esophagus, stomach, pancreas and liver. Asians throughout the world also have high rates of thyroid cancer. The logic that links low rates of reproductive cancers to soy consumption requires attribution of high rates of thyroid and digestive cancers to the same foods, particularly as soy causes these types of cancers in laboratory rats. Just how much soy do Asians eat? A 1998 survey found that the average daily amount of soy protein consumed in Japan was about eight grams for men and seven for women – less than two teaspoons. Americans are consuming amounts far exceeding this quantity. Thousands of women are now consuming soy in the belief that it protects them against breast cancer. Yet, in 1996,researchers found that women consuming soy protein isolate had an increased incidence of epithelial hyperplasia, a condition that presages malignancies. A year later, dietary genistein was found to stimulate breast cells to enter the cell cycle – a discovery that led the study authors to conclude that women should not consume soy products to prevent breast cancer.

6) SOY PROMOTES INFERTILITY
Soy beans contain genistein, a natural compound that has estrogenic effects because it binds the estrogen receptor with relatively high affinity. A study in the Journal Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology showed that dietary genistein exhibits a strongly increased estrogenic effect and cautionary attitude towards the consumption of large amounts of soy or soy supplements is warranted to prevent infertility. Another study in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology International found that soy ingestion increases amniotic fluid phytoestrogen concentrations in female and male fetuses. Phytoestrogens daidzein and genistein may, alone or in combination with other chemicals, function as endocrine disruptors, with potentially adverse effects on male reproductive function.

7) D-GLUTAMIC ACID
Natural glutamate in plants and animals is known as L-glutamic acid. Our normal digestive process slowly breaks down this natural or “bound” glutamic acid and it is then delivered to glutamate receptors in our body and brain. Broken down this way, it is harmless. However, factory, artificially bound D-glutamic acid in soy is broken down or made “free” by various processes (hydrolyzed, autolyzed, modified or fermented with strong chemicals, bacteria, or enzymes) is toxic to the human body. Since free glutamate can be a component part of certain food additives, such as hydrolyzed soy protein and cheap soy sauce, it is essentially unregulated when it comes to labeling standards. Many people who are very sensitive to D-glutamic acid experience respiratory, neurological, muscular, skin, urological and even cardiac symptoms.

8) HIGH LEVELS OF ALUMINUM
Soy has to go through a process to become soy protein isolate. Acid washing in aluminum tanks, which is designed to remove some of the antinutrients (but the results often vary widely), leeches aluminum into the final product. Aluminum can have adverse effects on brain development and cause symptoms such as antisocial behavior, learning disabilities. alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Harsh alkaline soaking solutions are used mainly in the production of modern soy foods such as soy protein concentrates, soy supplements, soy protein shakes, textured soy protein (TSP), etc. Much of the trypsin inhibitor content can be removed through high-temperature processing, but not all. Trypsin inhibitor content of soy protein isolate can vary as much as fivefold.

9) BLOCKS PRODUCTION OF THYROID HORMONE
In 1991, Japanese researchers reported that consumption of as little as 30 grams or two tablespoons of soybeans per day for only one month resulted in a significant increase in thyroid-stimulating hormone. Soy foods have a high concentration of goitrogens which block production of thyroid hormones. Scientists have known for years that soy-based formula can cause thyroid problems in babies. Scientists Daniel Sheehan and Daniel Doerge, from the National Center for Toxicological Researchpresented findings from rat feeding studies, indicating that genistein in soy foods causes irreversible damage to enzymes that synthesize thyroid hormones. Soy consumption is associated with thyroid disorders such as hypothyroidism, goiter, and autoimmune thyroid disease (ATD) as well as increased iodine requirement in certain cases.

10) CAUSES ALLERGIES
Soy is one of the top allergens–substances that cause allergic reactions. Today, soy is widely accepted as one of the “big eight” that cause immediate hypersensitivity reactions. Some 28 different proteins present in soy have been found to bind to IgE antibodies. It’s also worth noting that the more soy protein you eat, the more likely you are to develop allergies to it — and the more severe those allergies are likely to become. Delayed allergic responses to soy are less dramatic than the top allergens like peanuts or shellfish, but are even more common. These are caused by antibodies known as immunoglobulins A, G or M (IgA, IgG or IgM) and occur anywhere from two hours to days after the food is eaten. These have been linked to sleep disturbances, bedwetting, sinus and ear infections, crankiness, joint pain, chronic fatigue, gastrointestinal woes and other mysterious symptoms. Food “intolerances”, “sensitivities” and “idiosyncrasies” to soy are commonly called “food allergies”, but differ from true allergies in that they are not caused by immune system reactions but by little-understood or unknown metabolic mechanisms. Strictly speaking, gas and bloating–common reactions to soy and other beans–are not true allergic responses. However, they may serve as warnings of the possibility of a larger clinical picture involving allergen-related gastrointestinal damage. The soybean industry knows that some people experience severe allergic reactions to its products. In a recent petition to the FDA, Protein Technologies International (PTI) identified “allergenicity” as one of the “most likely potential adverse effects associated with ingestion of large amounts of soy products”.

11) ENZYME INHIBITORS
When food is eaten, digestive enzymes such as amylase lipase and protease are secreted into the digestive tract to help break it down and free nutrients for assimilation into the body. The high content of enzyme inhibitors such as trypsin in unfermented soybeans interferes with this process and makes carbohydrates and proteins from soybeans impossible to completely digest. When foods are not completely digested because of enzyme inhibitors, bacteria in the large intestine try to do the job, and this can cause discomfort, bloating, and embarrassment. Anyone with naturally low levels of digestive enzymes such as elderly people would suffer the most from the enzyme inhibiting action of soy. In precipitated products, enzyme inhibitors concentrate in the soaking liquid rather than in the curd. Thus, in tofu and bean curd, growth depressants are reduced in quantity but not completely eliminated.

12) IMMUNOTOXIC 
The prevalence of autoimmune diseases has significantly increased over the recent years. It has been proposed that this epidemiological evidence could be in part attributable to environmental estrogens, compounds that display estrogen-like activity. Environmental estrogens can be found in phytoestrogens which occur in soy. There is a considerable burden of evidence both in vitro and in animal models that these compounds exert immunotoxic effects. Phytoestrogens drastically reduce not only the size of the thymus, but also the bone marrow cavity as well, the sites where most deletion of autoreactive cells occur. Isoflavones, which are phytoestrogens present in large quantities in soy and soy-derived products, inhibit protein tyrosine kinase, and exert other effects in the body such as exacerbating the clinical course of this autoimmune disease.

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