Plants Can Tell When They’re Being Eaten

By Dan Nosowitz on October 20, 2014

Eating a leaf off a plant may not kill it, but that doesn’t mean the plant likes it. The newest study to examine the intelligence (or at least behavior) of plants finds that plants can tell when they’re being eaten — and send out defenses to stop it from happening.

We’ve been hearing for decades about the complex intelligence of plants; last year’s excellent New Yorker piece is a good place to start, if you want to learn more about the subject. But a new study, conducted by researchers at the University of Missouri, managed to figure out one new important element: plants can tell when they’re being eaten, and they don’t like it.

The word “intelligence,” when applied to any non-human animal or plant, is imprecise and sort of meaningless; research done to determine “intelligence” mostly just aims to learn how similar the inner workings of another organism is to a human thought process. There’s certainly nothing evolutionarily important about these sorts of intelligence studies; a chimp is not superior to a chicken just because chimps can use tools the same way humans do. But these studies are fascinating, and do give us insight into how other organisms think and behave, whatever “think” might mean. Link To Article

I have several patches of celery I use as a flavoring for my dishes. This plant does not do well with freezes. I surround the plants with warm leaves and a frost cover. I will get celery all winter long and seeds in the summer!
I have several patches of celery I use as a flavoring for my dishes. This plant does not do well with freezes. I surround the plants with warm leaves and a frost cover. I will get celery all winter long and seeds in the summer!

Poor Vegans and Veggie people. No matter what you do you are going to hurt someone! Don’t hurt anyone in your own mind, that is where everything begins and ends…just watch as something comes up in your mind. Where does it come from and where does it go? Can’t avoid killing out of greed in this world, that is how we all move, unless you are a saint. Are you a saint? How many people’s feelings, happiness, dreams, and hopes have you killed lately telling people what they should and should not eat?


Mahatma Gandhi Was Not A Saint!

Mahatma Gandhi Was Not A Saint!

Mahatma Gandhi and His Myths
Civil Disobedience, Nonviolence, and Satyagraha in the Real World

By Mark Shepard

Another of the biggest myths about nonviolent action is the idea that Gandhi invented it.

Gandhi is often called “the father of nonviolence.” Well, he did raise nonviolent action to a level never before achieved. Still, it wasn’t at all his invention.

Gene Sharp of Harvard University, in his book Gandhi as a Political Strategist, shows that Gandhi and his Indian colleagues in South Africa were well aware of other nonviolent struggles before they adopted such methods themselves. That was in 1906. In the couple of years before that, they’d been impressed by mass nonviolent actions in India, China, Russia, and among blacks in South Africa itself.

In another of his books, The Politics of Nonviolent Action, Gene Sharp cites over 200 cases of mass nonviolent struggle throughout history. And he assures us that many more will be found if historians take the trouble to look.

Curiously, some of the best earlier examples come from right here in the United States, in the years leading up to the American Revolution. To oppose British rule, the colonists used many tactics amazingly like Gandhi’s—and according to Sharp, they used these techniques with more skill and sophistication than anyone else before the time of Gandhi.

For instance, to resist the British Stamp Act, the colonists widely refused to pay for the official stamp required to appear on publications and legal documents—a case of civil disobedience and tax refusal, both used later by Gandhi. Boycotts of British imports were organized to protest the Stamp Act, the Townshend Acts, and the so-called Intolerable Acts. The campaign against the latter was organized by the First Continental Congress, which was really a nonviolent action organization.

Almost two centuries later, a boycott of British imports played a pivotal role in Gandhi’s own struggle against colonial rule.

The colonists used another strategy later adopted by Gandhi—setting up parallel institutions to take over functions of government—and had far greater success with it than Gandhi ever did. In fact, according to Sharp, colonial organizations had largely taken over control from the British in most of the colonies before a shot was fired.

Murder By Government


Murder By Government

Mass school shootings, gunmen out of control shooting into crowds are a symptom of decadent leaders. We are suffering from corrupt leadership a government that is sick with the cancer of greed and power. Let us take the guns and the power to rule our lives away from the real mass murders, our governments. Would you willingly turn your ability to protect yourself over to a mass murderer? If so you must suffer from Stockholm Syndrome and Betrayal Trauma Bonding.

Creative People Are Different!

Creative People Are Different!

We all feel like we don’t fit in or are different in some special way during certain periods of our lives. It’s part of growing up. But for some of us we just stay different.

Structural brain differences in relation to expertise have been demonstrated in a number of domains including visual perception, spatial navigation, complex motor skills and musical ability. However no studies have assessed the structural differences associated with representational skills in visual art. As training artists are inclined to be a heterogeneous group in terms of their subject matter and chosen media, it was of interest to investigate whether there would be any consistent changes in neural structure in response to increasing representational drawing skill. In the current study a cohort of 44 graduate and post-graduate art students and non-art students completed drawing tasks. Scores on these tasks were then correlated with the regional grey and white matter volume in the cortical and subcortical structures. An increase in grey matter density in the left anterior cerebellum and the right medial frontal gyrus was observed in relation to observational drawing ability, whereas artistic training (art students vs. non-art students) was correlated with increased grey matter density in the right precuneus. This suggests that observational drawing ability relates to changes in structures pertaining to fine motor control and procedural memory, and that artistic training in addition is associated with enhancement of structures pertaining to visual imagery. The findings corroborate the findings of small-scale fMRI studies and provide insights into the properties of the developing artistic brain.

Against Psychology

Against Psychology

I have struggled with betrayal by politicised, profit driven, government and big corporate grant chasing modern science, mental and physical health institutions for several years. After suffering ill-health and finding only treatments for my symptoms and profits made from my illness I really started questioning what it means to be healthy. First I had to figure out how i got in this mess  and how I am going to get out of it. I found my way out through clean organic food, opting out of the industrial mindset, reestablishing solid morals and ethics and building healthy relationships with myself, family, and community. You can’t build a healthy relationship with psychopathic governments, institutions, and people. I stopped trying to adapt and believing in the medicine, institutions, education, governments that says it can help me  love my slavery.


“The uselessness of the experimental school of psychology (notwithstanding their marvelous arsenal of instruments of experimental precision) is shown by their expectation of getting results as to memory from tests with letters, unconnected words, long rows of figures. These experiments have so little bearing on the true memory of man, on the memory by which he recalls the experiences of his life, that one wonders if such psychologists have realized that such a thing as the mind exists.”

74 Alkaline Foods For Your Health

74 alkaline Foods For Your Health

Most of our problems would be solved if we would limit the acid causing foods in our diet, avoid fluoride in our water, and eat organic.  My pancreas and gallbladder no longer cause me any pain. My thyroid is back online, my skin looks great. Even better, more energy, clearer thinking and I am happy, a subtle happy from having a happy body, which helps the mind find stability.  Side-effect you will lose weight.

Cancer: New Science on How to Prevent and Treat It—A Report from TEDMED

Cancer: New Science on How to Prevent and Treat It—A Report from TEDMED

We have been asking the wrong question about cancer. We have asked “what”: What tumor do you have? What kind of chemotherapy, surgery, or radiation is needed for that tumor? What is your prognosis? Instead, we need to be asking “why” and “how”: Why did this cancer grow? How can you change the conditions that feed and support cancer-cell growth? How did the terrain of your garden become a host to such an invasive weed?

Surprisingly, scientific literature is abundant with evidence that diet, exercise, thoughts, feelings, and environmental toxins all influence the initiation, growth and progression of cancer. If a nutrient-poor diet full of sugar, lack of exercise, chronic stress, persistent pollutants, and heavy metals can cause cancer, could it be that a nutrient-dense, plant-based diet, physical activity, changing thoughts and reactions to stress, and detoxification might treat the garden in which cancer grows? Treat the soil, not the plant. It is a foundational principle of sustainable agriculture, and of sustainable health.

Baking Soda And Your Health

Baking Soda And Your Health

Old wives tale? Since childhood my family have taken 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water for sour stomach. I usually puked and felt better. I had no idea there was a cure for the cold/flu if I had continue taking the baking soda. Now when I hurt my back (happens at least once a year) I take baking soda dosages for 3 days as if I had the flu because the soda stops my body from going acidic from the pain which cause more pain and this becomes a downward spiral. Yeah pain and stress will cause the body to go acidic and causes even more inflammation. When you have an acidic body you feel tired and depressed. Taking baking soda is better than any pain killer I’ve tried and my mood is lightened too! In this article there is also other things you can do with this cheap ancient product. I also use vinegar and baking soda in my bath for detox. Vinegar is a great way to get minerals out of your hair so you don’t have that crazy matted brittle hair look.
Warning: baking soda can be over used and cause problems so follow directions

Baking Soda May Help Fight Colds and the Flu

Some people believe that when taken internally, baking soda can help maintain the pH balance in your bloodstream. This is likely the basic premise behind its recommended uses against both colds and influenza symptoms. In their booklet “Arm & Hammer Baking Soda Medical Uses,” published in 1924, Dr. Volney S. Cheney recounts his clinical successes with sodium bicarbonate in treating cold and flu:2

“In 1918 and 1919 while fighting the ‘flu’ with the U. S. Public Health Service it was brought to my attention that rarely anyone who had been thoroughly alkalinized with bicarbonate of soda contracted the disease, and those who did contract it, if alkalinized early, would invariably have mild attacks.

I have since that time treated all cases of ‘cold,’ influenza and LaGripe by first giving generous doses of bicarbonate of soda, and in many, many instances within 36 hours the symptoms would have entirely abated.

Further, within my own household, before Woman’s Clubs and Parent-Teachers’ Associations, I have advocated the use of bicarbonate of soda as a preventive for ‘colds,’ with the result that now many reports are coming in stating that those who took ‘soda’ were not affected, while nearly everyone around them had the ‘flu.’

Not too certain though about how valid the pH optimizing is as to baking soda’s mechanism of action, as clinically I have frequently used diluted hydrochloric acid intravenously to also help people nearly instantly recover from acute infections. Obviously this is pushing the pH in the opposite direction, yet both appear to work, suggesting that the mode of action may be other than pH mediated.

The administration is easy enough, and is relatively harmless even if you should not experience relief from your cold symptoms. Simply dissolve the recommended amount of baking soda in a glass of cold water and drink it. Recommended dosages from the Arm & Hammer Company for colds and influenza back in 1925 were:

  • Day 1 — Take six doses of ½ teaspoon of baking soda in glass of cool water, at about two-hour intervals
  • Day 2 — Take four doses of ½ teaspoon of baking soda in glass of cool water, at the same intervals
  • Day 3 — Take two doses of ½ teaspoon of baking soda in glass of cool water morning and evening, and thereafter ½ teaspoon in glass of cool water each morning until cold symptoms are gone

10 Dysfunctional Systems Running Our World Today & How to Break Free From Them

10 Dysfunctional Systems Running Our World Today & How to Break Free From Them

We’re losing many of our old systems as we go through this paradigm shift. Just as a caterpillar goes inside its cocoon to transform, we are in the midst of a similar transformation on this planet. Let’s briefly examine the major industrial based systems that will need to be shifted as we go.

1. Education
edu-300x201Industrial based educational systems that are structured to create obedient workers, indoctrinated with limiting beliefs about our world, learning information that is irrelevant and obsolete are boring our children. When we have instant access to information at our fingertips now, the school systems have become dinosaurs. Teachers are struggling to make it work. Rather than fight this shift, we can start to teach our children to discover and follow their passions and talents and allow them to pursue these with a vigor that will make them masters of life.

2. Agriculture / Food Supply
farm-300x199Genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) need to be eradicated from our food supply immediately. The negative long-term effects are damaging to the health of humanity and the natural ecosystems of the planet. Chemicals pervade our foods through pesticides, processed foods, and through GMO seeds, often without the end-user (YOU!) knowing exactly what you are putting into your body. The same goes for fluoride in the water supply and even all the chemicals in the cosmetic industry. This needs to stop immediately and people need to self-educate on proper nutrition to maintain a healthy body with the proper pH balance.

Emerging solutions: nutrition education, learning about the alkaline / pH balance of our bodies and natural cures for all diseases, making conscious choices and being fully responsible for your own health.

3. Medicine/ Pharmaceutical
pillsThis is another area where we’ve been tremendously misled and self-education had been necessary to keep people informed. Instead of attacking natural medicinal remedies, we need to understand that many of the so-called wonder drugs that the pharmaceutical industry is trying to push on us are attempts to synthetically copy natural remedies so that it can be patented and sold for profit in a multi-billion dollar industry. Conventional Western based medicine seems to lack the correlation between nutrition, diet, emotional well-being and the physical symptoms afflicting patients.

Emerging solutions: self-education to become empowered, taking a holistic approach to your health by making conscious dietary choices, daily exercise, natural cures to many diseases, a greater understanding of the mind-body-spirit connection.

4. Finance / Banking
moneyWe’ve already seen many cracks in the façade of this system happening already. More are coming as our debt based economic system is reaching the end of its life. I believe we will need to see mass debt forgiveness to release the hold of a defunct system that is currently strangling far too many people and nations. We will also need a new currency system backed by precious metals that is not controlled by a few elite families or groups but rather here to support the people of the planet. We need to allow creative solutions to emerge that will benefit all of humanity, not just the select group of elite.

Emerging solutions: transition from current system using an economic system that is backed by precious metals, micro lending, bartering.

5. Environmental
enviroOur global natural resources are at risk because of how we are using them. Rather than allowing a world to be built upon a renewable system within nature, we’ve been slowly draining the planet of life by disrupting the forests and using fossil fuels that are damaging to the air we breathe among other things. We have the knowledge for free energy already available. Rather than suppressing these technologies, we must allow them to be shared and integrated.

Emerging solutions: solar and wind power, free energy solutions that have been repressed

6. Legal
judgeOur legal system is dysfunctional at best but more so detrimental to humanity. Most countries have created a system based on maritime law or corporate law which has allowed the system to spin out of control instead of following common law or constitutional law ,which has the best interest of the people. The system is feeding off of itself at the expense of the people with laws that are clogging up the judicial system. This area is in need of complete overhaul.

Emerging solutions: hold prosecutors, judges, police, and investigators accountable for any mistakes so that they will face severe penalties and incarceration for not being thorough or suppressing evidence to the detriment of another.

7. Government
Corruption and deceit is running rampant in our governments. We need full transparency to eliminate those politicians who are not keeping the interests of their constituents in the forefront of all their decisions. Stop with the façade of choices when the true people in control behind the scenes need to be exposed for the damage they’ve done to humanity.

Emerging solutions: NASARA
(I don’t know what the NASARA is)

8. Religions
religion-300x198We’re seeing a huge breakdown of the religious control we’ve been under for centuries, particularly with the resignation of the Pope. Much will come to light as to the depth of deception and lies that have been perpetrated by our mainstream religions. What is happening to individuals is an awakening to their true inner spirit and connection to all that is. No longer is it necessary to have our beliefs filtered through manmade rituals and interpretations but rather, we can learn to trust our own intuition and reach what feels right within ourselves.

Emerging solutions: spiritual evolution as individuals are discovering the power they have within themselves to become empowered, love as a universal spiritual connection.

9. Media
mediaThe arm of propaganda is starting to be revealed. In 1983, 90% of the media was owned by 50 companies. In 2011, 90% was owned by only 6 companies. The information being feed to us through this system is fear based and set on instilling certain limiting belief systems in the masses through TV, film, print, and music industries. Alternative news outlets are growing in numbers as people are seeking the truth and want to understand issues from all perspectives rather than a very narrow viewpoint.

Emerging solutions: free press, alternative news sources where true investigative reporting is honored.

10. Business
buildingsWe’ve seen plenty of evidence of this system being dysfunctional as major corporations are floundering and plagued with scandals and crisis’. Large companies that have total disregard for the negative effects they have on the people and the planet will no longer be tolerated. Customers are becoming savvy as to where they will spend their money. Total transparency makes it possible to be discerning. Companies that are embracing this will succeed long-term; those who do not simply will not succeed into the future. Consumers are becoming informed, engaged, and empowered and have the ability to stop.

Emerging solutions: companies that focus on the triple bottom line of people, planet and profits, social entrepreneurship, the B Team, B Corporations, GameChangers500, Evoloshen

All of our old systems are fear based and not sustainable. We are seeing a mass global awakening happening. It doesn’t matter which angle you approach it because it all leads to the same greater understanding of who we are and how our world works:

Everything is energy and we are one.
We are infinite spiritual beings sharing a human experience on this planet and we are all unique expressions of one greater energy source. We are all connected, our actions affect others.

It’s time for transparency and full disclosure of our true origins. Our history books have been distorted and manipulated to hold us back from reaching our true potential. That time is now over and no matter what path one takes, it will be a journey back to this full understanding, to a higher level of awareness or consciousness.

We have far greater potential within us than we even realize. We are not alone in this Universe and there are benevolent galactic beings watching over us and ready to support us in our transition to a higher level of consciousness.

When you first come across information that is completely opposite of what you had believed, the first reaction is denial—“this simply can’t be”—and you try desperately to hold onto your reality as you have perceived it. But once that door has been cracked open, the light begins to filter in. As you begin to question and discover the truths, you may become very angry about all the lies and betrayal. Systems you had believed in, fought for, were an active participant, turn out to be based on lies. It can be uncomfortable as you experience cognitive dissonance.

Once the truth has settled in however, then there is a level of acceptance and of choosing to step out of the matrix. You become empowered when you understand that you do not need to be a part of that system any longer. You have a choice on how to react. When you reach a point where you can forgive the perpetrators and move on to focus on the solutions rather than the problems, then you—and the world—begin to evolve.

It’s time for each and every person on this planet to become empowered.

Now is the time to understand that the world is not as we have learned it was, and it’s time to take control of your own life. It’s time to release the victim mentality and become a victor. We’ve all learned lessons and now it is time to become the very best versions of ourselves. Only you can do that. And collectively… we can transform the world!

By Karin Volo

What Is Cancer?

What Is Cancer?

Posted by Ty Bollinger

Conventional medicine defines cancer as a colony of malignant cells, or a tumor. If you have a tumor, then the conventional oncologist will try to cut or slash it out via surgery. After they cut you, then they typically recommend chemo to try to kill any remaining cancer cells with toxic poisons. And they will finish off with radiation, to burn whatever cancer cells remain.

This is why I, and many others, refer to “the Big 3” protocol as “Slash, Poison, and Burn.” Alternative medicine sees cancer as a multidimensional, systemic total body disease. The cancer tumor is merely a symptom and the purpose of the alternative cancer treatment is to correct the root causes of cancer in the whole body.

The fact is we develop cancer cells throughout our bodies throughout our lives.  Our bodies are normally able to find them, identify them and destroy them before they are able to grow uncontrollably.  It is a normal occurrence, which is constantly taking place in a healthy body.  It is only when the healthy body becomes unable to mount its normal defenses and the cancer cells are allowed to reproduce at an uncontrollable rate that cancer becomes life threatening.  This is a failure or breakdown of our normal immune system. The immune systems breakdown, and its cause, needs to be treated in conjunction with the cancer, in order to assure the best possible outcome for the patient.  Any treatment that does not address underlying causes for the breakdown of the immune system will be palliative at best, and life threatening at their worst.

It’s important to remember the basic physiology of all cancer cells. Whether it be breast, prostate, renal or lung, there are many facets of their physiology that will remain constant.  Glucose is taken in as a primary food; lactic acid is excreted from the cancer cells into the blood.  The blood carries the lactic acid to the liver, where it is converted back into glucose to feed the cancer cells.  This occurs in all known cancer cells.  It has been well documented in many studies, that, many years ago serum glucose levels were used to monitor the progress of the disease.  It was well established that as the disease progressed, serum glucose levels would rise.

Knowing this, the wisdom of removing simple carbohydrates and sugars from the diet becomes obvious.  The ignorant use of glucose I.V.’s in cancer patients also becomes painfully obvious.   The object is to make it difficult for cancer cells to reproduce.  Why fuel them with a primary requirement?  They are unable to efficiently use protein or complex carbohydrates for food.  The healthy cells of our body and immune system are able to use these as fuel and for repair.  Adapt the patient to a diet that includes protein and complex carbohydrates and eliminate the rest.  This is a simple change that can make a huge difference in the final outcome of the disease process.   It’s also important to remember that a large number of cancer cell types have receptor sites for opiates.  In other words, opiates used to fight pain will actually increase the cancer cell’s growth rate.

The quick shrinkage of tumors that is sometimes seen in chemotherapy or radiation therapy is not a sign of recovery from cancer.  It is a complete shutting down of the normal immune response.  This is as indisputable fact, yet the pharmaceutical companies are allowed to use it to get their chemotherapy approved.  Under optimal conditions, tumors will enlarge as they become engorged with CD-cells and macrophages.  These cells identify the cancer cells, kill them and then devour their remains.  This is an inflammatory response and results in the tumor growing slightly as it becomes engorged with these cells.  If the tumor shrinks quickly from chemotherapy or radiation therapy, the ideal healthy response of the body to controlling cancer does not have a chance to occur. 

Never confuse rapid tumor shrinkage with beating the cancer.  It is just the opposite.

CT scans and PET scan show inflammatory responses, not just cancer.  Since the normal and healthy body response are CD-cells infiltration and consuming of cancer cells is also an inflammatory response, they are often confused by radiologists untrained in cancer fighting agents that work with the immune system to facilitate both increases in CD-cells and at the same time being cytotoxic (selectively killing cancer cells).

Gluten or Herbicide-Roundup Causing Celiac Like Illnesses?

Gluten or Herbicide-Roundup Causing Celiac Like Illnesses?

I started questioning my so-called gluten intolerance when I began making my bread from certified Organic Wheat. I have had no adverse reactions eating organic wheat products. I did have to wash my grains. Even organic wheat has something on the outer hull of the grain that makes my skin itch. Washing the grain and drying before grinding removed what ever was causing my allergic reaction. After years of research I found a host of toxic chemicals in our bread, other foods, and water and not just herbicide which is causing wide-spread disease and chronic pain. We are surrounded by toxins but don’t get overwhelmed. Remove what you can and help your body detox by feeding it the right kinds of food. The body is amazing regarding it’s ability to heal when given the correct data.

Scientists suggest that Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide is what’s making people have such a nasty reaction to gluten

Gluten has been a major news item for the last few years—not just for sufferers of acute gluten intolerance and celiac disease, but for increasing numbers of people who are seeking to eliminate gluten from their diet for general health issues, weight control, skin health and even mood. As cholesterol and the carbs once were, gluten is the new enemy, to the point that some have claimed it’s a substance that the body isn’t equipped to handle.

I’ve even heard people blame gluten for all of the ails of modern civilization: After all, the cultivation of wheat, some say, is the birth of agriculture, and the ownership of crops goes hand in hand with the ownership of people that characterizes patriarchal, hierarchical civilization. Bread and beer, both products of wheat, people like Terence McKenna have suggested, are responsible for our generally degenerate state.

But all over-the-top speculation aside, a new scientific review has suggested a far more specific problem with gluten: And it has nothing to do with wheat itself.

Rather, the peer-reviewed article “Glyphosate, pathways to modern diseases Celiac sprue and gluten intolerance” suggests that the real criminal isn’t gluten but, rather, Glyphosate, AKA Roundup, the Monsanto-manufactured weedkiller used around the world. Glyphosate is sprayed on crops genetically engineered to be “Roundup Ready,” meaning that the crops resist the poison, while any nearby weeds are immediately killed. But that potentially leaves the end-product consumer with two toxic vectors to deal with: not only the Roundup that was sprayed on the crops, but, in some cases, the prior genetic engineering done to the crops themselves.

The review abstract lists the following allegations:

• 5% of the population in North America and Europe suffer from celiac disease and gluten intolerance, leading to nausea, diarrhea, rashes, macrocytic anemia (swollen red blood cells combined with lack of red blood cells overall) and depression. It can also lead to increased risk for thyroid disease, kidney failure, cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, infertility, birth defects and miscarriages.

• Glyphosate is the key culprit for all of this.

• Fish exposed to glyphosate get symptoms similar to celiac disease.

• Glyphosate impairs the enzymes that detox environmental toxins, chelates key minerals (meaning you don’t absorb them), depletes key amino acids

• Glyphosate is often used to artificially “ripen” crops, which the study blames for kidney failures in Central American sugar cane workers.

Bad news for Monsanto, especially after the recent kerfluffle over the prior, extremely controversial Seralini study on glyphosate. Because very little negative research has been done into Glyphosate (because, as activists allege, Monsanto funds nearly all the studies into Glyphosate), it’s been slow going in building a case against Roundup. But this information—which looks much more sound than the Seralini study—may prove yet another arrow in Monsanto’s side.

For more info on Glyphosate and how to keep it out of your diet, check the Ultraculture book Monsanto vs. the World: The Monsanto Protection Act, GMOs and Our Genetically Modified Future.

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NSA settles lawsuit over satirical merchandise

NSA settles lawsuit over satirical merchandise

Kevin Allenspach , St. Cloud (Minn.) Times

The settlement ends a dispute that began last fall after McCall ridiculed electronic surveillance disclosures by pairing the NSA’s official seal on T-shirts for sale with the slogan: “The only part of the government that actually listens.” He also created one with the subheading “Spying On You Since 1952” and altered the NSA seal to read “Peeping While You’re Sleeping.”

Antidepressants Can Cause Cancer?

Antidepressants Can Cause Cancer?

It is a known fact the fluoride put in our water and products is a cause a host of diseases including cancer.  Sodium Fluoride is an industrial waste byproduct from aluminum manufacturing.

Fluoride also kills your thyroid when it is empty of iodine. Also fluoride is used as a pesticide and can’t be washed off of our produce. Fluoride is included in most toothpaste products. It’s in baby formulas, juice, water products too. This highly toxic element is in so many things we use today how can we control dosage?  You know Hitler and Stalin used fluoride to control their industrial worker slaves?  Look it up. This is not naturally occurring fluoride which we need in very small amounts. This fluoride is toxic waste that is used in rat bait. Are we rats?


A team of researchers from the City of Hope in Duarte has developed a speedy way to identify drugs and chemicals that can disrupt the balance of sex hormones in human beings and influence the development and progress of diseases such as breast cancer.

In a trial screening of 446 drugs in wide circulation, the new assay singled out the popular antidepressant paroxetine (better known by its commercial name, Paxil) as having a weak estrogenic effect that could promote the development and growth of breast tumors in women.

This is important because as many as a quarter of women being treated for breast cancer suffer from depression — a condition most commonly treated with antidepressants known as SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors), including Paxil, which has been on the market since 1992. Almost a quarter of American women in their 40s and 50s are taking an antidepressant, mostly SSRIs.

Last summer, the Food and Drug Administration approved the marketing of a low dose of paroxetine — repackaged under the commercial name Brisdelle — as a nonhormonal treatment for hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms.

About 70% of breast cancers in women are sensitive to estrogen, meaning that the hormone found plentifully in females of child-bearing age contributes to their growth.

   Prozac is a fluorinated drug called “fluoxetine“.

   Paxil is a fluorinated drug called “paroxetine(also called Seroxat, Aropax). These drugs are designed to inhibit the reuptake of serotonin (serotonin reuptake inhibitors – SSRIs) and hence interfere with the biological actions of serotonin, a neurotransmitter.

   Both drugs contain fluorine and chloride. Fluoride is present as a ‘4-fluorophenyl’ compound, part of the ‘active’ ingredient.

   Fluorophenyl compounds are found as major metabolites in the human organism from Paxil and Prozac, as well as from pesticides as Flusilazole (Anderson et al, 1999), Fluorbenside; FOE 5043 (Christenson et al, 1996), other drugs such as dexfenfluramine (“Redux”; “Fen-Phen” – now withdrawn) (Kalin et al, 2000); Fluvastatin (Top 200 drugs) (Dain et al, 1993); Flutrimazole (skin cream) (Conte et al, 1992); AD-5423 (an anti-psychotic) (Oka et al, 1993), Bay U 3405 (Braun et al, 1990); Cisapride (also now withdrawn from US market), Leflunamide (Arava) etc…

   Fluorophenyl compounds have shown to disturb thyroid hormone activity in several ways, specifically in the liver and at the hypothalamus-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) axis.

The Difference Between a Farmer and a Global Chemical Corporation

The Difference Between a Farmer and a Global Chemical Corporation

For related articles and more information, please visit OCA’s Genetic Engineering page, and our Millions Against Monsanto page.

We are witnessing a strange, though remarkably predictable public discourse, where State lawmakers claim that those “truly serious about supporting local farmers” must abolish Counties’ rights “forever,” and transnational corporations call themselves “farmers.” Legislators attempt to contort the “Right to Farm” into a mechanism for chemical companies to evade health and environmental concerns, as water grabs by these same companies undermine the actual rights of farmers. Meanwhile, the Hawaii Farm Bureau advocates the interests of a few mega-corporations as synonymous with the interests of local farmers (despite never having asked the farmer members that they professedly speak for).

The intentional blurring in the difference between farmers, and the global corporations that use Hawaii as a testing ground for their new technologies, demands some clarity.

How Soy Can Kill You and Save Your Life

How Soy Can Kill You and Save Your Life

Five years ago I had to avoid all legumes, including soybeans. Now that I have detoxed and introduced healthy bacteria into my system, and eat clean I can digest any kind of legume without pain or gas.  I learned how to make tofu and soymilk from scratch and was very proud of myself. I buy around 40lbs of soybean every six months. I’m still figuring out the ratio though, so take that with a grain of salt. I eat soy product I make at home every other week.

I started this post and link to Dr Hyman’s blog because I’ve been reading soy is really bad for you, it can kill you, and it can grow boobs on men! (hahaha). I love Dr Hyman, his books gave me enough data to fashion a diet for my life style that helped cure me of what Doctors couldn’t with all their big pharma medicine. I have what the allopathic industry calls fibromyagia, who knows what it is really. Most likely a bunch of things related to stress, toxins in food, water, air, medicine, cleaning products, plastics, hygiene products, environment and the list goes on forever.  I know the body is amazing for shedding toxins and I found eating organic well balanced diet and exercise, mind discipline, the body will clean  and heal itself.  Poor, Poor allopaths don’t want that, they want us sick to make a living!

If you want an excellent, unbiased, scientifically sound review of all the relevant human data on soy, I recommend reading the 100-page report from the Agency for HealthCare Research and Quality entitled, The Effects of Soy on Health Outcomes, which reviewed thousands of studies based on rigorous criteria for scientific validity. Its conclusion was this: There is no evidence of significant benefit or harm based on the quality of evidence that exists today.

  1. Say YES to whole, real soy. The Okinawans are the world’s longest-lived people, probably in part because of their diet. For more than five millennia, they’ve eaten whole, organic and fermented soy foods like miso, tempeh, tofu, soy milk, and edamame (young soybeans in the pod). One to two servings a day of any of these foods are fine.
  2. Say NO to processed soy. That includes soy protein isolate and concentrates, genetically engineered soy foods (typically made from Monsanto’s Roundup soybeans), soy supplements, and soy junk foods like soy cheese, soy ice cream, soy oil, and soy burgers. They don’t have the thousands of years of traditional use that whole soy foods do, are processed, and contain unhealthy fats and other compounds. I have real concerns about these types of soy.

Fantasy Of Extreme Weather

Fantasy Of Extreme Weather

This week there were three stories describing new research proving that global warming is going to cause an increase in the number and violence of extreme weather events. Each was published in one of the world’s three most important scientific journals.

Sounds gloomy, doesn’t it? Not only will extreme heatwaves, cold waves, and droughts tear apart the very fabric of society, you will not be able to drink your soda in peace on your next airplane ride!

However, one little detail, buried in one of these stories as a single sentence, literally makes hogwash out of everything else said in these three articles.

But before I tell you that little detail, I want to discuss each story itself, for even without that detail these stories have feet of clay.

The first proposes that atmospheric turbulence will increase drastically once the amount of carbon dioxide has risen to be twice what it was prior to the beginning of the industrial revolution. At the present rate of increase, this moment is expected to occur in about 2050.

During winter months, when clear-air turbulence is at its worst in that area, 16 of the 21 often-used ways in which scientists measure turbulence suggest that the average intensity of the plane-rattling phenomenon … will be between 10% and 40% stronger when CO2 concentrations are double their preindustrial value. … Accordingly, the frequency of moderate-or-greater turbulence—intensities at which passengers will experience accelerations of 0.5 g or more, which are strong enough to toss items about the cabin—will rise by between 40% and 170%.

Oh no! We’re all gonna die!

Not really. This report is not based on actual data, but on a computer simulations using the same computer models that have also been predicting for the past twenty years that the increase in the global temperature will rise in lockstep with the increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Unfortunately, all those computer models have turned out to be wrong. While the amount of CO2 has continued to go up, the global temperature stopped rising around 1998.

Organic farmer sues GM farmer for ‘contaminating crop’ in landmark case

Organic farmer sues GM farmer for ‘contaminating crop’ in landmark case

An organic farmer in Australia is suing his neighbour – who grows genetically modified crops – for “contaminating” his property in a landmark case that could affect farmers around the world.

Steve Marsh, who owns an organic oat and sheep farm, is suing his neighbour and former childhood friend, Michael Baxter, whose genetically modified canola allegedly blew about a mile over the fence into Mr Marsh’s farm and affected 70 per cent of his crops.

Mr Marsh’s farm was certified organic in 2010 by the national sustainable farming association, which has zero tolerance for genetically modified material and later withdrew the certification.

Commencing a three-week trial in the Western Australia Supreme Court, Mr Marsh argued that his neighbour should have taken greater care to prevent the canola seeds escaping.

“[Mr Baxter] failed to contain the genetically modified seeds, and they escaped on the wind onto the Marsh property — thousands of seeds were deposited on Eagle Rest,” Mr Marsh’s barrister, Richard Niall, told the court.

Antipsychotic drugs are schizophrenia’s hidden gulag

I had a best friend I lost to the Antipsychotic drugs that killed her mind through destroying her bodies systems.

Antipsychotic drugs are schizophrenia’s hidden gulag

UNTIL shockingly recently, the mentally ill were routinely locked away and given a “chemical cosh” to keep them quiet. We no longer leave people to rot in asylums, but many are still drugged up to the eyeballs.

To be discharged from hospital, people with schizophrenia often have to agree to take antipsychotic drugs for the rest of their lives. We now know these may do little to aid recovery while trapping people in a mental miasma that ruins their chances of living a normal life (see “Rethinking schizophrenia: Taming demons without drugsMovie Camera“). The drugs can also lead to diabetes and heart disease.

Adding to the cruelty, people with serious mental health problems are often denied adequate healthcare for physical illnesses because their symptoms are assumed to be delusional. Such injustices have led the World Health Organization to declare the treatment of such people a “hidden human rights emergency“.

Subway Is Removing Toxic Chemical Azodicarbonamide

Subway Is Removing Toxic Chemical Azodicarbonamide

This is in most commercial breads besides a host of really bad chemicals that do a number on one’s body and mind.

Azodicarbonamide used in its bread “as a bleaching agent” is also used to make yoga mats and shoe rubber. The petition noted that Subway doesn’t use the ingredient in its breads in Europe, Australia or other parts of the world.
This is not the only chemical found in breads that is toxic to the mind and body. Bromine in bread destroys the thyroid, gallbladder, and pancreas.
How to avoid toxins?  Simple eat organic and cook your own food.

Shades of Gattaca-GMO People Within A year

Shades of Gattaca-GMO People Within A year

I am sure the Royals and families that have been breeding too close to the line can breathe a sigh of relief.

By the middle of 2014, the prospect of altering DNA to produce a genetically-modified human could move from science fiction to science reality.  At some point between now and July, the UK parliament is likely to vote on whether a new form of in vitro fertilization (IVF)—involving DNA from three parents—becomes legally available to couples. If it passes, the law would be the first to allow pre-birth human-DNA modification, and another door to the future will open.

In my Genetic and Cellular Biology class I had to watch Gattaca.