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23rd May 2016 By Phillip J. Watt Guest writer for Wake Up World No matter if youâŹ"re asleep at the wheel of life or have awoken to not just the consciousness of reality, but also the corporatocracy that has hijacked our world, most of us are paying attention to our shrinking wallets, as well as ...Continue Reading - All Eyes Are On the Control Matrix
23rd May 2016 By Sylvie Iwanova Guest writer for Wake Up World Who shaped most of what we call civilisation? “The Romans” is the most popular answer, but is this hypothesis based on any artefacts or historic chronicles? Not really. In the older layers of the “Roman” edifices we see that same megalithic base-style is identical to ...Continue Reading - Could Official Accounts of History Be Little More Than 'Mind Mush' for Mass Consumption?
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By Stephen Lendman | May 22, 2016 The neocon infested Center for a New American Security (CNAS) promotes endless wars on the phony pretext of protecting US security at a time America’s only enemies are ones it invents. Its aim is solidifying US global dominance by eliminating all sovereign independent states. Several CNAS members hold […]
PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS | 22.05.2016 As readers know, I have seen some optimism in voters support for Trump and Sanders as neither are members of the corrupt Republican and Democratic political establishments. Members of both political establishments enrich themselves by betraying the American people and serving only the interest of the One Percent. The American […]
Does 2.25 million deaths in America, per decade, at the hands of the medical system, rate as a significant leak?
As my readers know, I’ve reported on a number of scandals concerning the toxicity of medical drugs and vaccines, including shocking death numbers in the US.
These scandals are leaks from inside the National Security State.
If you visit Wikileaks, Cryptome, Public Intelligence, and other similar sites, how many purely medical documents do you find posted?
How many damaging leaks exposing the crimes of the medical cartel do you find?
Very, very few.
Where are the medical insiders who are liberating and passing along incriminating documentary evidence?
Some of the best exposers of political, intelligence-agency, and military crimes are way behind the curve, when it comes to medical matters.
The medical sphere, for various reasons, is far better protected than any other segment of society.
For the hundredth time, let me cite Dr. Barbara Starfield’s stunning review, “Is US health really the best in the world?” published on July 26, 2000, in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Starfield, at the time, was working as......
Mind is an aberration, a mis-guided function of the memory-senses complex. When seen through the apperception of Intelligence for what it really is, it disappears. Mind is a figment of its own imagination.
Parents who allow their children to be indoctrinated and guided by false doctrine are (albeit, un-knowingly) their children’s worst enemy. Parents living in agreement with the present status-quo — which allows for the coupling of the pristine consciousness with mind (memory-senses complex) rather than the natural affinity between pristine consciousness and Intelligence (the mysterious expression of all that exists) — is the first step that allows for their children missing-the-mark of their true existence.
With the former, the results can only lead to chaos, confusion and corruption because that which is biased (mind) can never have a complete (whole) understanding about anything. Understanding is fulfilled by seeing outside-the-box (mind). However, from the school-board room to the...
While the most recent “Saturday Night Live” clip featuring Larry David as Bernie Sanders and Kate McKinnon as Hillary Clinton is full of nuggets of truth, it also shows some bias towards the former Secretary of State, much like the head of the Democratic National Committee does.
I recently received requests from two different readers, one asking for articles covering the “mindset” of globalists (why they do what they do), and another request for articles covering globalist “occultism.” I find that these two topics are very difficult … Continue reading
In rich and poor countries, researchers turn to the Sci-Hub website.
John Bohannon, Science, 28 April 2016
To read a 2011 paper in Applied Mathematics and Computation, Rahimi would have to pay the publisher, Elsevier, $28. A 2015 paper in Operations Research, published by the U.S.-based company INFORMS, would cost $30.
Phi Beta Iota: Superb detailed document with maps and links. The time has come to bury Elsevier and Thompson Reuters, and create a completely free (but authenticated) web of science and social science. It would easier if either of the two main companies had a brain — or if Bloomberg cared to grow beyond the failing box and into a World Brain — but regardless of what these companies do, the world is headed toward all information being free online (and peer reviewed at inception and beyond).
Here’s Why the Bears Are Wrong on Disney Stock
Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) stock bears never felt so good. With Disney stock slipping 6.5% in the past two weeks and nearly 10% in the past 12 months, the bears seem to have a point.
But if you take that point and decide to turn bearish too, you could be missing out on a huge opportunity.
Let me explain…
“Cord cutting” is a key argument from Disney stock bears. They say that Disney’s ESPN is doomed going forward. As consumers shift from network TV to on-demand.
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Refusal to address the core issues of US Foreign and Defense policy, which are the root causes of a pervading culture of war and militarism that has taken over the nation in the years since WWII. are part of a larger pattern of “regulated resistance”, a system by which dissent is carefully managed and constrained by self, overt, or covert censorship; denial-based-psychology; fear of personal or professional criticism and reprisal; and pressure from powers above including elected officials and those establishment foundations which flood millions into the not-for-profit activist sector.
By Cynthia McKinney | RT | May 22, 2016 After a big announcement on May 16, 2016, The Intercept made 166 documents available to the public. At this rate, it will take an estimated 600 years to read all of the documents! I would like to ask The Intercept, ‘Where’s the beef?’ Last updated on May […]
In a world infected with a plethora of immoral multinational corporations, it is hard to think of two corporations who have more nefarious histories than Bayer AG and Monsanto. Considering this, it is a harrowing prospect that the two corporations … Continue reading
Former London mayor Ken Livingstone has been suspended from the Labour party after he said Hitler had supported Zionism, during an interview where he defended a colleague accused of anti-semitism. Livingstone refused to apologize for his comments and said people should not confuse criticizing the Israeli government's policies with being anti-Semitic after being confronted by Labour MP John Mann, who called him a "Nazi apologist" and claimed he was "rewriting history." The row, which was captured on video, broke out after the veteran politician went on BBC Radio London to defend MP Naz Shah who was accused of anti-Semitism over a series of Facebook posts.
Prospective students must really do their due diligence before getting into a security studies program. Quite a few of the older generation of security scholars simply do not understand the 21st century threat environment. Additionally, if the program you are looking at is in a department where only formal international political economy (IPE) is taught—that is, such studies never touch upon the informal or illicit economies—your education is going to be imperiled by delusional thinking. To have an actual impact upon the future, young security scholars need to learn about the world that actually exists today and not the one that existed decades ago.
from Australian News Commentary hat tip/Matty The left-wing activist group, GetUp claims it is “an independent grass-roots community advocacy organisation.” GetUp’s founders David Madden and Jeremey Heimans are heavily involved in a number of similar US and global left-wing activist groups, each of which is tied to the shadowy billionaire, George Soros (pictured). GetUp was inspired by, and modelled on similar US groups, such as MoveOn.org and Win Back Respect. Madden and Heniman were co-founders… Visit Site
By Dan Kovalik | CounterPunch | May 20, 2016 The latest thematic report by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) concerning Colombia makes for shocking though quite important reading. In short, it details human rights abuses on a massive scale, and lays the blame for these abuses chiefly upon the right-wing paramilitaries aligned with […]
Fully loaded oil tankers are anchored in ports worldwide, while solar panels are getting cheaper by the day as global competition heats up. The global energy reset has begun. Just three years ago, US warehouses were flooded with Chinese made solar panels due to China’s goals to reduce its worsening air pollution and to free … Continue reading The Global Energy Reset is On
Young voters are signing up in record numbers for the California presidential primary, and Sanders is hoping for a final surge on Monday—the registration deadline in the delegate-rich state.
A new message purporting to come from the spokesman of Islamic State (ISIS) calls on followers to launch attacks on the United States and Europe during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which begins in early June.
“Ramadan, the month of conquest and jihad. Get prepared, be ready … to make it a month of calamity everywhere for the non-believers … especially for the fighters and supporters of the caliphate in Europe and America,” said the message, suggesting attacks on military and civilian targets.
The authenticity of the audio clip, purporting to be from Abu Muhammad al-Adnani and distributed on Saturday by Twitter accounts that usually publish Islamic State statements, could not be verified.
“The smallest action you do in their heartland is better and more enduring to us than what you would if you were with us. If one of you hoped to reach the Islamic State, we wish we were in your place to punish the Crusaders day and night,” Adnani said.
The militant group, which seeks to establish a caliphate across the Middle East and beyond, has claimed deadly attacks over the past year on civilians in France, Belgium and the United...
by Robert S. Fuller via The Conversation The next time you’re driving down a country road in outback Australia, consider there’s a good chance that […]
U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday headed for his first visit to Vietnam, a trip aimed at sealing the transformation of an old enemy into a new partner to help counter China’s growing assertiveness in the region.
Four decades after the Vietnam War, Obama – the first U.S. leader to come of age after a conflict that bitterly divided America – will seek to deepen defense and economic ties with the country’s communist government while also prodding them on human rights, aides say.
Pressure has mounted for Obama to use his landmark visit, which begins on Monday, to roll back a 32-year-old arms embargo on Hanoi, one of the last vestiges of wartime animosity.
Lifting the ban – something Vietnam has long sought – would anger Beijing, which resents U.S. efforts to forge stronger military bonds with its smaller neighbors at a time of rising tensions in the disputed South China Sea. But there was no immediate word of a final U.S. decision on the issue.
Vietnam’s poor human rights record remains a possible sticking point, but the Obama administration appears increasingly swayed toward giving Hanoi some leeway to build its deterrent against China.
“Nobody has any illusions,” said Evan Medeiros, Obama’s former top Asia adviser. “This trip sends important signals to China about U.S. activism in the region and growing U.S. concern about Chinese behavior.”
Closer military cooperation with allies and partners has been a major thrust of Obama’s strategic “rebalance” toward the Asia-Pacific region, a centerpiece of his foreign policy.
Obama’s Vietnam visit comes just days after Chinese fighter jets carried out what the Pentagon said was an “unsafe” intercep...
Episode #136 of SUNDAY WIRE SHOW resumes this Sunday May 22, 2016 as host Patrick Henningsen broadcasts 3 HOURS of LIVE power-packed talk radio on ACR…
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This week’s edition of THE SUNDAY WIRE is broadcasting LIVE from Devon in the southwest of England, from the former imperial port and naval powerhouse of Plymouth, England. This week host Patrick Henningsen is joined live in-studio by UK Column editor Mike Robinson, and 21WIRE’s Vanessa Beeley to discuss the week’s news, an update on the situation in Yemen, as well as a review of last week’s AV7 Conference in Milton Keynes. In the second hour, we’re joined by a special guest on the live link from Damascus with journalist Jamila Assi, editor of Shababeek Souria, to discuss the situation on the ground in...
via The Mind Unleashed Palm oil is used in many things from chips and baked goods to shampoo and cleaning products to an oil used […]
by Rory, The Daily Coin This is a multi-part series covering the establishment and history of the Exchange Stabilization Fund (ESF). One of the more interesting pieces of information is the the Secretary of the Treasury dictates to the Federal Reserve, not the other way around. It is the Secretary of the Treasury that dictates the currency war and how to handle the unknown amount of funds available to the Secretary and only the Secretary…. Visit Site
China is rapidly expanding its military presence in the disputed waters and airspace of the South China Sea. A new high-tech surveillance drone is stalking foreign warships approaching the man-made artificial islands, creating tension in the region and a headache for the Pentagon as it feels obliged to defend and provide free navigation in what was once international waters. The simmering tension between the U.S. and China is reaching boiling point as the two sides flirt with overt military conflict. The Daily Beast reports: Deploying ships, jet fighters, and, reportedly, a high-tech surveillance drone, Beijing is moving quickly to cement its claims on strategic islands, while also forcefully rebuffing America’s own military moves in the region. The Chinese escalation began in dramatic fashion on May 10, when the Chinese air force scrambled J-11 fighter jets to tail the U.S. Navy destroyer USS William P. Lawrence as the 500-foot-long warship sailed in international waters 12 miles from a new military installation Beijing has built on Fiery Cross Reef in the South China Sea between Vietnam and the Philippines. A rapid-fire series of confrontations followed. Chinese jets harassed U.S. planes, sparking alarm inside the Pentagon. And the Chinese air force reportedly deployed its [...]
Target stocks plunged $2.5 Billion in just 10 days once word got out about the company’s pandering to less than half a percent of the population, which would open up bathrooms to those of the opposite gender. The stocks continue … Continue reading
As the spiritual scientists we are, more is needed than just passion and angst. It is also about looking at things objectively. This can only be pursued after the fires of passion die down. This is also why the enemy encourages a constant fear-based environment creating an emotional response which activates survival mechanisms causing a perpetual low-grade anxiety amongst us.
As we are continuing to realize, we create what we believe in as well as taking on the nature of that belief. This is why it’s so important to question the nature of our gods.
Are we too afraid to delve into this subject when it comes to Yahweh as we may incur his wrath?
As the saying goes, “Truth does not fear investigation.” So here is a list of questionable behaviors of this Yahweh character as well as those who follow him:
1.God is a vengeful, jealous god. He’s also obviously a very judgmental god. As I have stated before, I am fortunate to have at least a couple of people in my life that love me more unconditionally than this god. I’m sure that I’m not alone. How is that possible? How can the clay be more than the potter? Will this god punish my loved ones for loving me more than he does? This simply makes no sense. I consider the odds overwhelming that this particular god is an imposter, a demon or never even existed.
2.Jews are the “Chosen People” of this god. To my knowledge, no people of one country have ever bestowed this title upon any other country other than their own. This is truly a masterful book indoctrination scam to take a mind so far away from......
Far-infrared heat is a wavelength of light that is measured at 5.6 to 1000 microns. The sun’s rays are comprised of 80% of far-infrared heat. It is what penetrates your skin when you’re in sunlight and you stop feeling in shaded areas. It’s said to be a healing wavelength and is suggested to aid in detoxification.
Benefits of Far Infrared Saunas
Infrared heat is easily absorbed by the body, and it is emitted by the body as well. The human body’s optimal light frequency for infrared is 9.4 which is food for absorption and emission. When frequencies of infrared match the frequency of water in the body’s cell, it’s said that this forces toxins out of the cells, into the bloodstream where they are carr...
This Is Big for Yahoo Stock
None other than everyone’s favorite U.S. billionaire Warren Buffett could get ahold of Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO). They—most investors and analysts—all but left Yahoo for dead by the end of last year. The company almost reached an R.I.P. moment after its latest quarter. Still, Yahoo stock has managed to gain almost 10% since the start of 2016.
Indeed, after bottoming out at approximately $26.00 per share last February, Yahoo stock has slowly but surely bounced back to the $36.00–$37.00 range.
The post Yahoo! Inc: If This Is True, Yahoo! Stock Could Surge appeared first on Profit Confidential.
We are aware of the words Soul, Self and the Higher or Supreme self. We often mistakenly get confused and consider these three words meaning as same. But there is a fundamental difference in consciousness that these words represent.
2. Self may be described as Supreme self’s ray of light, which exists as the “light of life” in every living being. It is part of Supreme self and is therefore, identical in nature with it.
Just as the seed of a tree contains all the qualities of the tree, the atman also carries the qualities of the Supreme Self.
The word, atman means “the individually distinct entity,”aka, the self, in Sanskrit.
3. Soul, the individual soul, is the reflection of the Self within an individual; a “wave” that emerges from the ocean of existence and wanders from embodiment to embodiment. After a long process of development and experience, the soul returns to the unity of the Self.
The soul that has manifested itself in a form, however, does not identify with its divine essence but rather with its attributes, the physical body, the mind, the thoughts, etc.
What is the reason that the individual soul separates from Supreme Self? The cause lies in the principle of the......
Protests were held outside the Kedana U.S. Air Force base in Okinawa, Japan, after a young woman was murdered by a former marine. Kenneth Shinzato, a 32-year-old civil employee of the US military base in Okinawa, and former US Marine, has been arrested for his involvement in the woman’s death. The latest incident comes just two months after a US soldier was arrested over the rape of a Japanese woman at a hotel in Naha in the south of Okinawa. These are not the only times that US military personnel have committed crimes in Japan. Sputnik reports: One of the most notorious cases was the rape of a 12-year-old schoolgirl in Okinawa by US Marines in 1995. The incident received wide publicity and led to mass protests. The recent tragic incident could cause a new wave of anti-Americanism, which is strong in Okinawa, as it houses most of the US military bases, which is according to the head of the Center for Japanese Studies, Valery Kistanov. “A worse situation for Japan-US relations than the current one is difficult to imagine. This is due to the fact that on May 27 US President Obama is expected to visit Hiroshima after participating in the G7 summit. This visit is seen as historic, as it has been long sought after in Japan by the authorities and public opinion.” [...]
A filmmaker duo was warned out of a massive underground labyrinth beneath Vegas LAS VEGAS (INTELLIHUB) — There are many subterranean passages beneath the city of Vegas that are hidden from the indigenous residents and tourists. In fact, one has … Continue reading
Hundreds of petrol stations faced shortages in France on Saturday as protests over a labor law reform led to a fall in refinery output and blockades that hampered fuel supply and prompted consumer panic.
France has been hit by a wave of strikes over the past week after President Francois Hollande’s Socialist government opted to force the unpopular labor market reforms through the lower house of parliament without a vote.
Oil workers at Total voted on Friday to shut down output at three refineries, in Donges, Feyzin and Normandy and by Tuesday all three would be totally halted, CGT delegate Thierry Defresne, told Reuters.
The process had already started with French oil industry group UFIP saying Total had shut units at all three refineries.
Deliveries from Total’s Grandpuits refinery were blocked by protesters, prompting output to run at reduced flow. The fifth one in La Mede was operating normally, it said, something Defresne denied saying no oil products were coming out it.
In addition, three of Total’s nine oil depots were blocked, UFIP said.
The news of fuel shortages and blockades sent drivers rushing to petrol stations to fill their tanks as a precaution.
UFIP said 317 out of Total’s 2,200 petrol stations in France had run out of all or some fuels on Saturday. Total runs nearly one petrol station out of five in the country.
Shell and Eni petrol stations were not facing any disruption, UFIP said.
Data for supermarkets, which sold more than 60 percent of the fuel in France last year, was not immediately available.
Several departments in the northwest imposed restrictions on limiting the volume of fuel per vehicle or banning jerry cans.
But UFIP, which represents oil makers, estimated nearly 90 percent of the country’s petrol station were supplied normally.
“We are not in shortage at country level even if, loc...
Despite the denials, the stories about Facebook’s bias are real. But the bias isn’t there because of the company’s new technology. Facebook is biased because of its reliance on the biased old media. Facebook’s trending topics wasn’t the automatic system … Continue reading
Sunday 22 May, 2016
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US President Barack Obama gave NHK an exclusive interview ahead of his arrival in Japan. He outlined his wish for a world without nuclear weapons and discussed the horrors of war.
The US President left Washington for Vietnam on Saturday.
After his visit, he will fly to Japan on Wednesday to attend the Group of Seven Summit in the Ise-Shima region.
On Friday, he will travel to Hiroshima, becoming the first sitting US President to visit the atomic-bombed city.
When asked about the reason why he decided to visit, Obama said that now is the appropriate time.
He said, “The G7 will be hosted close to Hiroshima and the Peace Memorial. When I first visited Japan, I said that this was something that I thought I might be interested in doing. And since I only have a few months left in office, I thought it was a good time for me to reflect on the nature of war.”
Obama added, “My purpose is not to simply revisit the past, but to affirm that innocent people die in a war, on all sides, tha...
Posted by friendsofsyria Imagine you are working as press officer for the Turkish Ministry of Defence or Foreign Affairs. How do you deal with the recent shooting down of the helicopter? According to Russian information sources Ankara has acknowledged conducting airstrikes on alleged PKK targets in Iraq. The Turkish military has also continued targeting Kurds […]
The truth is our past makes up the foundation that we stand on in the future. I have met few great people that have not been through something tough. Realize that you have the power no matter how much your emotions and circumstances may seem to bind you, the greatness of your inevitable success will break you free.
We recently interviewed a good friend of Real News Australia, Jason Woodforth and talked vaccination, cannabis, fluoride and much more. By General Maddox. Jason is now a member and spokesperson for the new Health Australia Party. What makes HAP different to all the other political parties? Well, watch for yourself and find out. You won’t […]
by Jordan Roy-Byrne, The Daily Gold The gold stocks started to correct this week as large caps were off 13% at Thursday’s low. Both juniors and large caps have made tremendous gains since the January 19 bottom and are ripe for some profit taking. The Fed minutes provided the catalyst for such and we should also note the tendency for gold stocks, while in a bull market to peak in May. History argues that the… Visit Site
What flight attendant posts a picture of a plane crashing after getting a job with the airline? “EgyptAir flight attendant posted picture on Facebook of plane crashing a year before she died in flight MS804,” By Robert Spencer, May 22, … Continue reading
Now this one is so bizarre I simply have to blog about it, for it was brought to my attention by one of the members of this website in our most recent members' vidchat, call him…
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Coweta County, GA — American police have once against demonstrated that their agenda is not to protect and serve, but to dominate and control by any means necessary. On November 20th, sheriff deputies in Coweta County, Georgia were summoned to … Continue reading
by Graham Sumers, Gains, Pains, Capital For most investors, the sudden collapses in stocks that we keep experiencing feel they like they come “out of the blue.” After all, we are told incessantly by the Government and the media that the economy is going strong and that everything is great for the stock market. If those claims are true, how do you get moments like these, when the market enters a free-fall, erasing months’ worth of… Visit Site
Listen to Rep. Nancy Pelosi, saying she can “guarantee” that Donald Trump will not defeat Hillary Clinton to become president of the United States. No one wants to believe that absolutely every single solitary word that comes out of a … Continue reading
by Andy Hoffman, Miles Franklin Miles Franklin has been in business for 27 years – with an A+ Better Business Bureau rating, and not a single registered complaint since opened our doors in 1989. The company is still owned by the father and son team that founded it, Andy and David Schectman; and our brokers, on average, have been selling bullion since the early 1980s. For a variety of reasons – from our sterling reputation; to competitive… Visit Site
Baghdad was a ghost town on Saturday as security forces fanned out, blocking key roads into the Green Zone, the area downtown, closed off by blast walls, that houses parliament and foreign embassies.
According to NOTAM A0992 / 16 issued by the Greek authorities, the Israeli air force has committed a large area within the Athens FIR, to do exercises from May until early June.
More specifically, as you can see on the interactive map of Onalert.gr, Israel has committed a very great extent, which lies south of Crete and north of Africa line from Alexandria Egypt area up and Benghazi in Libya.
According to NOTAM A0992 / 16 in Athens, Greece grants this periochig an Israeli exercise provided be filed normally flight plans by Israeli aircraft, in accordance with international regulations, to be in contact with Athens and continuously monitor the hazard rate in the event that something extraordinary occurred.
May 21, 2016 / Gilad Atzmon Rosie Charalmbous (Cyprus News Digest) speaks with Gilad Atzmon about Zionism, Israel and the Jewish political symptom: Israeli brutality, Jewish controlled opposition, Jewish `left racism, Jewish progressive culture of deceit, The Guardian of Judea and many other troubling topics no one dares talking about… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a24QAdR12io Filed under: AngloZionist Empire, […]
THE SAKER – The example of Ehud Olmert, Amir Peretz and Dan Halutz going to war against Hezbollah in 2006 or Saakashvili’s attempt at ethnically cleansing South Ossetia in 2008 have shown the world that ideology-driven leaders can start absolutely unwinnable wars, especially if they believe in their own propaganda about their invincibility Debunking Popular Clichés […]
Anyone who's been watching the US political scene recently must
be wondering if they've all suddenly gone crayzeee.
The State of North Carolina was first cab off the rank. You see, the city of Charlotte, after years of debate and study, passed an ordinance that added 9 words to existing legislation.
Sec. 12-58. - Prohibited acts.
(a) It shall be unlawful to deny any person the full and equal enjoyment of the goods,
services,facilities, privileges, advantages, and accommodations of a place of public
accommodation because of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, familial status,
sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or national origin.
No person in the United States shall, on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity (as defined in paragraph 249(c)(4) of title 18, United States Code), sexual orientation, or disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity funded in whole or in part with funds made available under the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (title IV of Public Law 103–322 ; 108 Stat. 1902), the Violence Against Women Act of 2000 (division B of Public Law 106–386; 114 Stat. 1491), the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice......
A MINOR earthquake has shaken up the seaside town of Oban. Locals reported feeling tremors that made some houses shake and hearing rumbling at 11pm last night. The British Geological Society confirmed an earthquake measuring 1.9 on the Richter scale hit Oban at that time. They recorded it at a depth of three kilometres. It was the second earthquake in the Argyll and Bute town in the last week, with a 1.3 quake occurring on Sunday, 14 May. This was two kilometres below ground. The earthquakes are not believed to have caused any damage. Oban councillor Neil MacIntyre said: "It was really, really quite loud. The house rattled. "I was watching TV at the time and we had grandchildren staying over and I thought one of them, or my wife, had fallen out of bed. "These quakes are just a natural occurance, but make a great talking point in the town. "We could maybe market it in tourism, telling people they can visit Oban to feel the earth move. "Inverness has the monster, we have earthquakes." Meanwhile, another earthquake measuring magnitude 1.9 hit Loch Goil in Argyll and Bute at around 4pm on Wednesday. The 1.9 magnitude earthquake struck at a depth of 9km, according to the Edinburgh based Geological Survey, which makes it one of the strongest earthquakes on the British mainland this year. Other recent earthquakes around Scotland inlcude: * A quake 200km east-south-east of Shetland recorded at 2.3 on the Richter scale on 15 May. * A 1.2 quake at Foyers on 14 May. * A 1.3 quake at Finnart, Perth and Kinross, on 9 May. * A 0.9 quake at Lennoxtown, Dunbartonshire, on 9 May.
Jeff interviews anarchist archaeologist, Brien Foerster. Topics include: a fascination with native cultures, living and exploring in Peru, re-writing history, 12,000 year old civilization wiped out by global catastrophe, mistakes in the historic narrative, the Egyptian pyramids appear to be giant acoustic resonators, an ancient energetic system akin to wifi, using naturally occurring energy, following your dreams and passions, leaving the decaying west behind
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Dr. Kashif Chaudhry: Portrayal of ISIL as Devout Muslims Leads to the Rapid Rise of Islamophobia in the US The death squad ISIL has been ramping up its terror operations recently, and finding a solution to eliminate this hazard from the Middle East is high on the agenda of the world powers, international organizations and […]
Israel Veers Even Further Right May 21, 2016 Hillary Clinton says she wants to take the U.S.-Israeli relationship “to the next level” even as Prime Minister Netanyahu’s right-wing regime plumbs new depths of extremism, as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar notes. By Paul R. Pillar There already shouldn’t have been any doubt about the orientation […]
Hillary Clinton is ‘Most Corrupt, Militaristic Candidate We Have Seen in Decades’ Clinton’s Hawk-in-Waiting 21st Century Wire says… The writing is on the wall. In the following episode of CrossTalk, three experts discuss the possibility of Hillary Clinton winning the hearts and mind of Americans. One speaker brands Clinton as ‘the most corrupt, militaristic candidate […]
Over 350 European groups urge Israeli boycott Palestinians walk past a sign painted on a wall in the occupied West Bank town of Bethlehem on June 5, 2015, calling to boycott Israeli products coming from illegal settlements. ©AFP More than 300 groups in Europe have urged the EU to hold Israel accountable for its human rights […]
Billionaire Republicans and Professional Islamophobes: The Pro-Israel Lobby in Brussels By Sarah Marusek, David Cronin, and David Miller Since Palestinian civil society announced the call in 2005 for an international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, similar to the one that helped end apartheid in South Africa, an array of pro-Israel organisations have […]
Why are Australia’s “irrelevant” Crimes against Humanity actually crimes?
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The Justice College of Victoria Act (2001) established the Justice College as a vital resource for judges, prosecutors and police officers. Note the purpose of the Act as set out in the s 1 of this Act. (Extra lines deleted in this posting.)
Version No. 011
Judicial College of Victoria Act 2001
No. 20 of 2001
The Parliament of Victoria enacts as follows: PART 1—PRELIMINARY
1 Purpose: The purpose of this Act
is to establish the Judicial
College of Victoria with the function of assisting the professional development of judicial officers and providing continuing education and training for judicial officers.
[TRANSLATION] Laws and court decisions are now so complex that the Justice College was set up to help judges to understand the law. The beauty of this that complex laws are explained in plain language that any Year 8 student should be able to understand. It also means that anyone who reads Justice College material has insight in both the Law and the mindset of judges.
The 3 Elements of Murder are set out below with my take on the Justice College statements added in [brackets]. It has been my consistent viewpoint ever since I first posted on this website 177 postings and over 1 million words ago that Breaching is a serious crime and that breaching triggered deaths are murders. So check out the Justice College “Charge Book” explanations below. My comments are in [bracketed BOLD print] and I am still working throug...
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Syrian Free Press U.S.A., NATO and their Allies, trying every way to prolong and inflame the war against Syria, in order to achieve the intended purpose: turn Syria such as Libya is unfortunately today, a no man’s land, where the Islamist terrorist gangs roam wreaking havoc, committing all sorts of crimes. Because this is the […]
UK Column News – May 20, 2016 In this UK Column News special, Mike Robinson speaks to Vanessa Beeley about Syria’s “first responder” group, the White Helmets who are being pushed forward for nomination for a Nobel Peace Prize. Do they deserve it? For more background on this, please see our previous interview from November […]
A higher number of casualties from the Baghdad protests was reported on Saturday.
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It is election time in Australia, and the electioneering took a remarkable turn Thursday night with announcements that the Australian Federal Police had raided the offices of the opposition Australian Labor Party, including that of a senior frontbencher and former communications minister, Senator Stephen Conroy.
The moment news of the event started hitting air and radio waves, Australians were waking up to unusual scenes. Police had been effectively deployed to target the main opposition party in the country. The reasons given centred on claims made, dating back to December, about media leaks on the highly flawed National Broadband Network. The referral had stemmed from the company behind the bungled project, NBN Co.
NBN Co, in turn, agreed “under duress” to destroy photographs, numbering in the order of 34 or 35, taken by one of its employees during the police raids, under parliamentary privilege grounds cited by the ALP.
The company has been busy attempting to manufacture an image of soundness in its management over an area of expertise it has demonstrated little in. When things are bad, any slight improvement is bound to look good. “NBN,” came a company statement, “has a proven track record and has, over the last two years, met or exceeded its key targets as set by the board.”
What the raids started looking like in the second week of an election campaign was an affront to whistleblowers and, more broadly, the idea of holding a corrupt scheme to account.
Australian internet speed remains hideously slow relative to other countries. A good share of developing countries trump antipodean performances in that regard. In January 2015, the State of the Internet Report from Akamai, a cloud service provider, ranked Australia 44th among countries for its average internet speed.
The report also took note that Australia’s perf...
Nobody was surprised when the California cop who pulled a gun on a man last year because he was recording was cleared of any wrongdoing.
After all, police will always protect their own – even if the evidence against them is crisp and clear on video that their officer acted like a complete thug.
But Rohnert Park police have no control over who sues them, which is why they are now getting sued by a man accusing one of their officers of violating his Constitutional rights by pulling out his gun and threatening to kill him.
All because the California man was standing in front of his home recording the cop driving through his neighborhood.
So perhaps a jury will not believe Rohnert Park police officer David Rodriguez acted “reasonable” when he pulled out his gun on Don McComas on the sunny afternoon of July 29, 2015.
Rodriguez was cruising in his patrol car in what appears to be an upper middle-class when he noticed that McComas was recording.
Rather than just ignore him, Rodriguez stopped his car in the middle of the street and stepped out, pulling out his gun and pointing it at McComas, ordering him to take his hands out of his pockets.
But the video makes it clear that McComas is holding the camera with one hand is holding his phone in the other hand – not that Rodriguez would have been justified in pulling the gun if he had his hands in his pockets.
Less than a month later, Rohnert Park police raided the home of a man who criticized them over the raid, so perhaps he will be filing a lawsuit soon...
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India has formally asked China to stop the construction activities on the other side of Line of Control (LoC) in the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).
This follows reports of China being involved in construction and upgradation of numerous roads, bridges and hydro power projects in PoK. The Chinese links with Pakistan through PoK have lent credence to the Sino-Islamabad nexus, sparking security concerns for India.
“The government has conveyed its concerns to China…and asked them to cease such activities,” said Colonel SD Goswami, defence spokesman at Udhampur-headquartered Northern Command.
China’s Gezhouba Group Company Ltd has been building a Jhelum-Neelum 970MW hydel power project in PoK since 2007. The project is likely to be complete this year.
China is also constructing an all-weather road, connecting Karakoram Highway with Gil...
In a front-page article published on May 15, the New York Times calls attention to a significant milestone in the presidency of Barack Obama: “He has now been at war longer than Mr. Bush, or any other American president.” Obama overtook his predecessor on May 6. But with eight months still to go in the White House, he is on target to set yet another record. The Times writes: “If the United States remains in combat in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria until the end of Mr. Obama’s term—a near-certainty given the president’s recent announcement that he will send 250 additional Special Operations forces to Syria—he will leave behind an improbable legacy as the only president in American history to serve two complete terms with the nation at war.”
On the way to setting his record, Mr. Obama has overseen lethal military actions in a total of seven countries: Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen. The list is expanding rapidly, as the United States escalates its military operations in Africa. The efforts to suppress the Boko Haram insurgency involve a buildup of US forces in Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Chad.
Mark Landler, the author of the Times article, notes Obama’s status as a Nobel Peace Prize winner in 2009 without any sense of irony. Rather, he portrays the president as “trying to fulfill the promises he made as an antiwar candidate…” Obama “has wrestled with this immutable reality [of war] from his first year in the White House…”
Landler informs his readers that Obama “went for a walk among the tombstones in Arlington Na...
NATO-led International Security Assistance Force
helicopters over Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan, in 2013. Photo: SHAH
By David Petraeus and
In any counterinsurgency campaign, foreign forces helping another country must strike a balance. They must wean local forces off their dependency on outside help as rapidly as possible. But they also must not rush the job and lose what has been gained along the way—especially when a part of their core mission is to build up the indigenous police and military forces to which they seek to pass the baton.
For 10 years U.S. leaders have understood the need for this delicate balancing act in Iraq and Afghanistan, though both the Bush and Obama administrations did, in certain cases, hand off to indigenous forces and draw down more rapidly than was advisable. We are at risk of doing that again now in Afghanistan.
The immediate issue is how we are using American and broader NATO air power. There is a great deal of it—many dozens of combat aircraft at bases from Helmand and Kandahar provinces in the south to the cities of Khost and Jalalabad in the east to the capital region of Kabul and points north. But we continue to handcuff thos...
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Just think about it for a minute. Here is a group who wants to bring a hell on Earth, who have ALWAYS been in power, who are in power NOW, and who can be shown as the CAUSE of EVERY SINGLE ISSUE mankind is now facing.
War, poverty, disease- the complete destruction of our planet- all of these issues have thrived because this group- who owns everything- has been able to profit from it. THEY are all inordinately rich and the rest of us- we are all starving and dying in deprivation. Not only do they have absolutely no concern for us- but by their own actions they have proven over and over again that they 100% despise us.
I mean, it is their belief that we have absolutely NO RIGHT to even have water- the one thing, other than air, that we all need to live.
So what is happening? Even though we all know that they have stolen EVERY THING THERE IS TO STEAL, and that they are hiding their bounty in secret, tax-free off shore bank accounts- because we are so inundated with their entertaining idiot box, otherwise known as television, we are at each others throats- accusing each other of being free loaders- when the REAL issue is that we have a bunch of damn devil worshipers who have claimed the world as theirs and see fit to do anything they want, no matter how nasty or destructive to the human race it may be.
Their propaganda to keep you from considering their Luciferian affiliations is to try and make it out to be all about “eating babies” but take a look it around you- it extends FAR FURTHER than this. They are hoping that if you think “eating babies”, you will find it ridiculous and that you will dismiss everything else- but I am not even convinced this aspect is even real.
I was never involved with “eating babies” in my abuse. It was all about the blood and getting off on the endorphin rush that was in it from torturing the person it came from. To them- blood is an aphrodisiac- and babies don’t have enough to go around....
We are seeing in our day and age robots becoming a bigger part of our world. We have household robots, such as vacuum cleaners. We are also seeing more robots on the battlefields and police hostage situations. This newly sophisticated robot is called DOGO. It can go into spaces and ensure that particular areas are clear from enemies. It is useful for infantry to clear houses and insures less fatality for unknown enemies that may be waiting for that chance to kill you. This robot is also very useful for EOD to observe if an area is safe to pass through.
The DOGO Tactical Combat Robot weighs approximately 24.25 lbs and can reach a top speed of 4 mph. What is amazing about this robot is it can maneuver through anything and with its design, it’s impossible to get stuck. It goes equipped with a standard 9mm Glock 26, small enough to be used in the DOGO. It has 360 degree view and two way full duplex audio. This is particularly useful in hostage situations. This robot is the real deal!!!
This amazing video of the DOGO Tactical Combat Robot shows the possibilities for the infantry and the police force. With this robot we can ensure our troops get home safe. Hopefully our military infantrymen will be supplied with these in the near future. The possibilities are endless!
Some of you may not know what the Magnus Effect really is. According to the Encylopedia-Brittanica, generation of a sidewise force on a spinning cylindrical or spherical solid immersed in a fluid (liquid or gas) when there is relative motion between the spinning body and the fluid. Unfortunately, most of us didn’t exactly pay attention to physics in high school or college. One thing for certain, this is a very cool concept of physics.
Well the boys from How Ridiculous want to test this concept out throwing a basketball (with backspin) off a “Cliff” above the clouds. What better object to use than the famous basketball being used by the How Ridiculous crew. With this effect it takes longer to hit the ground for an object and it changes its path because of the back spin. We see this a lot in golfing with a lot of back spin being forced on a golf ball.
The video is very amazing and is a must watch. Watch the basketball change direction and take much longer to hit the ground. Warning if you are afraid of heights, you may have sweaty palms after this video. Enjoy!
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While in England on a Rhodes scholarship Malcolm Turnbull was a journalist on the books of The Times (UK) and this newspaper didn’t publish him for eleven months, and never used a story.
By Giles Parkinson, www.reneweconomy.com.au
The fight for supremacy in Australia’s electricity market is shifting away from wholesale markets and retail tariff wars to inside the home – and the two biggest forces of the Australian energy market are now lining up for a massive turf war over who gets to deal with the customer.
The growing adoption of rooftop solar, the massive interest in battery storage and the accelerating push towards a decentralised energy system is shifting the focus of the electricity market to ‘behind the meter’ products like solar, storage and smart software.
This, in turn, is reshaping the industry and its business models. These technologies are reducing the need for network costs and reducing the need for centralised generation, and lowering prices. But as one revenue model declines, others are emerging.
What was once an exclusive club of network providers, centralised generators and bill providers has been bust open as millions of new connections, and the incumbents are fighting over who should be able to offer those services to the consumers – be they households, business, or communities. And new players are also trying to get into the market.
The issue is complicated by the fact that no one is too sure what the business model of the future will actually look like, apart from the fact that it will be vastly different from the oligopoly that dominated the past and the present.
Two recent announcements from the network side of things will cause disquiet, particularly among the ‘gentailers’ – the combined ret......
22nd May 2016 By Katrin Geist Guest writer for Wake Up World The one sentence summary of this article goes: organic beetroot is goooood for you! Find out more than you ever wanted to know below, including a delicious recipe at the end of this article. An estimated 22% of adults the world over exhibit raised ...Continue Reading - The Amazing Health Benefits of Beetroot
22nd May 2016 By Zen Gardner Contributing writer for Wake Up World Have you ever felt like youâŹ"re in a wash-rinse-repeat cycle watching the news, not just mainstream but even alternative media? Much of it is just that, in effect, if it doesnâŹ"t draw actionable conclusions or serious elevation in thought and perception. If newly ...Continue Reading - The Information Carousel to Nowheresville
Mr. Black Bear decided that the deer food belongs to him… We did not argue… Afterwards we promptly ‘retired’ the feed bowl until next winter 😉 This weekly post is an open-forum (any topic) to voice your thoughts, opinions, or questions for others. Lets hear about what you’ve been doing this week for preparedness, […]
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Dandelions are considered a nuisance by many, but to those in-the-know regarding foraging, the dandelion is a source of free food. Did you know that dandelions are edible? Dandelions are probably the easiest plant to identify, and are quite widespread. The entire dandelion is edible, from the root to the flower, and they can be […]
The week at Retraction Watch featured a discussion of why science has bigger problems than retractions, and a look at what happened when a journal decided to get tough on plagiarism. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: “Historically, mentors have taught their trainees that hard work that results in solid scientific findings will ultimately be rewarded. […]
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Some time back, a friend of mine won a weekend at
Paddock Retreat in Gobur, Victoria, Australia. She invited me
and another person to go there with her. I had to look up Gobur,
which I discovered was about 90km from Mt Buller and 260 from Mt
Hotham. There was no town there, and the closest towns were to the
south, with Yark 10km away and Alexander 22km. Looking at Google
Earth I underestimated the size, beauty and number of the trees. It
was impossible to guess at the lay of the land. In fact, we spent
two nights there in October 2015. It was a new gig and the owners
were hoping for a review. It has taken me a long time to write this
review because I preferred to finish the paintings I started when I
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Allsop's Retreat is 37 ha (approx 85 acres) in a shield shape with a plane at the pointy southern end and rolling hills and valleys in the north. The sun crosses sthe property from east to west, creating a splendid play of light and shadows across the heavily wooded paddocks. Guests stay in a two bedroom, verandahed house, specially built to purpose with a potbelly fire and enough...
My community of Bulga has fought for over six years to save our town from the Warkworth coal mine. We took on the united power of Rio Tinto and the NSW Government, refusing to let our community be sacrificed for the sake of their massive open cut mine expansion .
You, and thousands of other people, have stood with us to demand justice. You have rallied with us in Singleton and in Sydney. You have joined us in Bulga to celebrate our town. You have written letters, called politicians, and helped make sure that the whole world knows about our struggle. We are deeply grateful for your support. On 5th June, in Sydney, we need it again.
We won in court, twice, proving that this coal mine would do more harm than good. Not just for us in Bulga, but for NSW. But our victories were cruelly snatched away from us by an unfair, unjust system that values coal above all else. In November last year, the NSW Government approved the mine for the second time.
We refused to give up. We lodged another court challenge against the approval. But this week, ...
Previously published 20/5/16 on PravdaReport.
A serious political crisis has paralyzed Brazil. Argentina has changed its president. Venezuela is standing on the brink of violent clashes and a military coup. In Peru, Alberto Fujimori's heiress is coming to power. Why do progressive left-wing parties lose ground in Latin America rapidly?
Of course, Nicolas Maduro's remarks about the external factor - the support of the opposition for the United States - are partially true. No external factor can shake up an economically stable and prosperous country. You may say, dear reader, that there is no such country in the world at the moment, as we all still feel the effects of the global financial crisis. This is true, too. However, there are countries in Latin America that have been developing steadil...
http://www.feelthemagic.org.au/ Our Vision ‘To create a world where children who have experienced grief are supported to reach their full potential‘ ‘Camp Magic’a place for grieving kids to grow. Is a grief education camp, for children aged 7-17 years who have (More...)
This video is of an interview by RT with Marine Le Pen, leader of the French Front National, on the problems of the European Union for itself and for Europe. As usual she goes directly to the point, displaying her characteristic piercing wit. We have included much of RT's article below the video, in the absence of a transcript. The original article and video were published here: https://www.rt.com/news/343715-eu-collapsing-france-lepen/
RT ARTICLE: The EU is on the brink of collapse, as two of its main â€œpillarsâ€ are â€œcrumblingâ€ despite the billions of euros spent on keeping the structure from falling, far-right French leader Marine Le Pen told RT, adding that the union would fail if France left it.
â€œI believe that the European Union is in the process of collapsing on itself for one simple reason. The two pillars on which itâ€™s founded â€“ Schengen and the euro â€“ are in the process of crumbling,â€ Le Pen told Marie De Douhet of RT France in an exclusive interview. â€œSo theyâ€™re in a sort of mad downward spiral in which theyâ€™re capable of anything today to try and keep this building standing.â€
The leader of Franceâ€™s hard-right Front National party believes the collapse is not a matter of â€œifâ€ but â€œwhen,â€ saying the EU â€œshines from the light of a dead starâ€ while its leaders are struggling to play for time â€œat the cost of billions trying to hold this structure up.â€
Hello, everyone. I hope you’re doing well and prepping like crazy because time is running out and we are quickly heading to a collapse that will mimic the collapse in Venezuela in worse.
Before we get started with this weeks “what did you do to prep this week” segment I’d like to thank and give a shout-out to – Peter W, Ron G, Bill D, Sherry S, and Mike S for their generous contributions this week.
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In this riveting Press TV video-debate, GearÃ³id Ã“ ColmÃ¡in, a political analyst and journalist from Paris, and Sean O'Grady, a finance editor with The Independent from London, discuss France's nationwide demonstrations against the government's controversial changes to labor laws. These 'reforms' are really an attempt by the EU to disorganise democracy in France and impose the savage capitalism of the Anglophone countries, Britain, the United States, and Australia. GearÃ³id Ã“ ColmÃ¡in is amazingly on the ball and candid on the disorganising purpose of mass immigration. O'Grady typifies the globaliser rhetoric. One thing not mentioned by GearÃ³id here is that the very high land and housing prices in the Anglophone system (a) drive wages up because people have to pay rent (b) drive up the cost of everything else (c) increase base-costs for business (d) erode profit margin. It isn't the workers who use up the profits; it is the property speculators who rely on continuous increase in demand through mass immigration. Listening to O'Grady's 'case' one has to wonder whether he actually believes what he is saying, in which case, does he go round with his eyes shut? This Video first published on PressTV, Iran, http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2016/05/20/466608/Massive-antireform-labor-protests-France
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3. No county, city, town or village, including a county wherein a public authority owns both its public water system and the water supply for such system, that fluoridates a public water supply or causes a public water supply to be fluoridated, shall discontinue the addition of a fluoride compound to such public water supply unless it has first complied with the following requirements:
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This video was posted yesterday to Facebook and it already has over 2 million views. This prize pooch is Gabe the bulldog and he was 8 years old when this video was filmed. Gabe has the unique talent of riding a rocking horse and he looks like he is loving it.
Gabe even waves for the camera like a natural! Dressing him up as a cowboy is a hilarious touch, and he wears the outfit so very well. If you need a laugh, or you know someone who needs their day brightened, share this video with them.
I mean, what’s cuter than a Bulldog Cowboy?
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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has hailed water fluoridation as one of the top 10 public health achievements of the 20th century.
Beginning in 1945, it was claimed that adding fluoride to drinking water was a safe and effective way to improve people’s dental health. Over the decades, many bought into this hook, line and sinker, despite all the evidence to the contrary.
The featured film, “Our Daily Dose,” reviews some of this evidence. As noted in the film’s synopsis:
“Filmmaker Jeremy Seifert lays out the dangers of water fluoridation informatively and creatively, highlighting the most current research and interviewing top-tier doctors, activists, and attorneys close to the issue.
Through thoughtful examination of old beliefs and new science, the film alerts us to the health threat present in the water and beverages we rely on every day.”
The film may not offer many brand new revelations to those of you who are already well-informed about the history and documented hazards of fluoride.
It was primarily created as an educational vehicle aimed at those who may not be aware of these issues, or who might not yet be entirely convinced that drinking fluoride isn’t a good thing.
So PLEASE, share this video with all of your friends and family who are on the fence on this issue, and ask them to...
Licence Renewal Our current license expires in October and it is due for renewal. To obtain an extension for the next five years, we need to put in a license renewal application (also known as a B66 form). To get a head start on the process, we will be holding a meeting next Saturday to start the planning for putting ...
"Today it's simply socially unacceptable to let stock in rivers; people view it in the same way as it's unacceptable to smoke in restaurants" Conservation group raises alarm over river protection, 22.02.2016
Pit bulls get a bad rep, but they are really the sweetest dogs in the world. Not only are they an incredibly smart breed, but they are also the most loyal.
This pit bull has taken the internet by storm with her unusual reaction to her own reflection. The dogs name is Lola and as you can see, she is still a puppy. This is the first time she is seeing herself in the mirror and she seems to be very excited by the view. She makes a CRAZY sound that is almost like singing.
It actually sounds a lot like Chewbacca if you ask me, but either way, it is adorable.
While kombucha has been used for centuries in Asian countries, it has only been flowing into mainstream American culture for about the last 10 years or so. In fact, it is such a popular health craze, you can buy your own starter kit and make your own versions and flavors.
Made by adding cultures of bacteria and yeast to a mixture of tea, sugar, and sometimes fruit juices, kombucha is often called a “mushroom-tea” because of the large mushroom cap that emerges during the fermentation process. Kombucha is slightly carbonated, with a mildly tart flavor. It’s very acidic and contains B vitamins, antioxidants, and sugar. A bit of sediment at the bottom of your glass is normal, as these are the beneficial bits of bacteria in the mix. It contains about 30 calories per serving, is typically served cold, and is extremely refreshing.
Don’t let the fact that kombucha is now being sold in bars fool you: there is typically very little alcohol content (usually less that 0.5 percent) that occurs during the fermentation process. Some home brewers have been known to ramp up the al...
Here we go again with another LifeStraw Go Giveaway. This is month number three as I keep my promise of offering up a total of five LifeStraw Go water filter bottles, one a month for five months. I get to take a break from writing, and one lucky reader wins a LifeStraw Go.
Do you know about the LifeStraw Go? In the simplest of terms, it is a “LifeStraw in a bottle”. What that means is no bending down to water level to suck up drinking water. All you need to do is scoop or pour the questionable water into your bottle, and drink from the straw. Not only that, unlike the original LifeStraw, refill filters are availa...
From the moment I arrived India, I knew I was in for a treat. With only one month to play with, I spent my time learning to teach yoga in Northern India in a little village widely known for its holistic expertise and spiritual pull. Rishikesh lies at the foothills of the breathtaking Himalayas and is commonly known as the ‘gateway to the holy Ganges River” or ‘birthplace of Yoga’.
According to Lonely Planet, ever since the Beatles rocked up at the ashram of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in the late ‘60s, Rishikesh has been a magnet for spiritual seekers. Visiting the abandoned ‘Beatles’ ashram turned Tiger Sanctuary was a highlight of my experience. The artistic graffiti covered buildings are a photographer’s playground!
I was lucky enough to reside right on the stunning Ganges in Ram Jhula (Rishikesh region where all the ashrams are located). I miss those dreamy sunrises meditating on my balcony overlooking the river!
Days in Rishikesh were filled with yoga, cafe crawling, artisan market shopping, swimming in the river, white water rafting, exploring & sipping superb Indian chai (my favourite was with coconut milk!).
One of the many reasons I love Rishikesh is for all the funky vegetarian cafes and restaurants. Ain’t no McDonalds here. People from all over the world sit for hours playing music, laughing, making jewellery and spreading contagious happiness. These people may have met years ago or only an hour ago, with the vibrant energy filling the room its hard to tell the difference.
Each evening as the sun sets and the orange sky reflects beautifully down onto the Ganges; hippies, musicians, locals, backpackers, cows, monkeys, cats, dogs, and whoever else is around all gather to dance to a random ba...
The spider pictured is harmless. Please see the final paragraph for details.
I read a very earnest Facebook message recently suggesting that a new spider the size of a huntsman is rampaging across our land, inflicting the unaware with necrotic, flesh eating misery. Photos of the large spider were included, along with a man’s ulcerated finger, with its massive wound straddling the entirety of his digit, while splitting along its centre. I replied to this dire warning with some simple facts, but I will broaden this here.
Wolf Spiders: As a student in the early 90’s, I was studying the biological adaptations of the platypus at the Australian Museum in Sydney. I met two biologists who were carrying out research on the white-tailed spider’s venom characteristics. They explained to me that there was absolutely no evidence that any of the spider bites around Sydney at the time, where necrosis had occurred, were due to the white-tailed spider’s involvement. The spider had been unjustly stamped as the villain. They believed that the culprit was in fact the wolf spider. In the 80’s, we used to see the white-tailed spiders around our floors in Cronulla, and I saw one in Auckland too. We used to call them ‘house spiders’. The real house spiders, commonly found within Aussie homes, live in funnel-like webs and are mildly venomous. Word on the street was that the white-tailed spiders were a new arrival to our shores, while the common wolf spider has been a longstanding resident. In years to come I furthered my reading on the debate between the two species- as to who was the real carrier of these necrotic bacteria. It was suggested that in all investigated sites where these bites had occurred, no white-tailed spiders were to be found, yet the wolf spider was....
Just three days after Hessian mercenary forces assaulted the local New Jersey militia at Quinton’s Bridge, the same contingent surprised the colonial militia at Hancock’s Bridge five miles from Salem. In what became known as the Massacre at Hancock’s Bridge, at least 20 members of the militia lost their lives, some after attempting to surrender. The Loyalists reputedly exclaimed “Spare no one! Give no quarter!” as they stormed the occupied house. Judge Hancock and his brother (both Loyalists) were bayoneted in the melee by the attackers even though they were both staunch supporters of the crown and were themselves non-violent Quakers.
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Today, we present another entry for Round 64 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The nearly $12,000 worth of prizes for this round include:
For starters I should let you know that I was school trained as a farrier at the Oklahoma Horse Shoeing School in Purcell, Oklahoma. I went there right after two tours in the U.S. Army. I worked full time as a shoer for about 10 years, then part time for another 10 years, and now I just shoe my own horses. In short, I have about 30 years and thousands of horses under my belt. I suspect the readers of this blog have already read JWR’s Patriots, which was the inspiration for this article.
The purpose of this article is to give you a usable reference to help you maintain the health of your horse’s feet, should you find yourself in a TEOTWAWKI situation where transportation via horseback is essential. I should also point out that all the information relative to shoeing, choosing sound horses for purchase, correcting traveling problems, forging corrective shoes, and identifying and treating ailments would take an entire book, which is likely a little too lengthy for this format. The aim of this article is to familiarize you with trimming horses feet and hopefully start you on a path of confidence and skill so that you can not only maintain your own stock but use this information as a barter skill to add to your TEOTWAWKI preparation toolbox.
First, I think it’s best to give you a quick outline from start to finish of a basic trim. Later, we will go into detail on all the anatomy, tools, and procedures. (You can print, laminate, and keep this with your emergency horse trimming tool kit.)
In addition to the information in this article I would like to mention that there are many free Kindle books at Amazon as well at archive.org that are in the public domain. You do not need a Kindle (or Prime account) to download and read these books, you can read them on your laptop/desktop computer with the free downloadable Kindle PC reading app from Amazon. If you use the shipping option that gives you a 99 cent credit usable on Kindle books or digital audio products it has been my experience that the length of time between ordering and arrival has not been any different than the fastest free option, and you can use that credit on Kindle books.
Another Amazon feature that I use numerous times daily, is the Send-to-Kindle app. This particular article in fact, like many on Survival Blog, I view on my Safari web browser and use the reader view and on the pull-down ‘file’ option I “save as PDF” to a folder on my computer. Once there I “Send-to-Kindle” to my portable Kindle Fire on which I’ve got an encyclopedia of knowledge. Saved as PDF files also makes them easy to print out and placed in that binder we all have.
Lastly, and most importantly, the section on Amazon reviews In Sarah Latimers’ article is very excellent and perhaps the most valuable information of all. In fact, I often read one-star ratings just for entertainment: “I rated this one-star because I got it as a gift and I already have one”. – Mr. T
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Sent in by G.G. – Judge orders ethics classes for ‘deceptive’ DOJ attorneys Excerpt: The facts of the deception are not in doubt, Hanen emphasized. “[DOJ] has now admitted making statements that clearly did not match the facts,” he said in the May 19 opinion, first noted by the National Law Journal. “It has admitted that the lawyers who made these statements had knowledge of the truth when they made these misstatements … This court would be remiss if it left such unseemly and unprofessional conduct unaddressed.”
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Microsoft has become far more aggressive in pushing their free Windows 10 upgrade for users of Windows 7 and Windows 8. For those who do not want it (and some of the potential security issues it brings) it is important to realize that it can automatically download onto your machine and run the update without your approval. There exists various ways to stop this from happening AND freeing up potentially 6GB+ of space that it uses in pre-downloading its files. You can learn more here – B.M.
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“And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean. And in controversy they shall stand in judgment; and they shall judge it according to my judgments: and they shall keep my laws and my statutes in all mine assemblies; and they shall hallow my sabbaths.” – Ezekiel 44:23-24 (KJV)
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By Dr. Mercola
Your body is designed to naturally regulate how much you eat and the energy you burn. Part of how this occurs is through the release of the hormones ghrelin and leptin.
When you eat a sugar dessert, for instance, your body increases production of leptin, which regulates your appetite and fat storage. Ghrelin, on the other hand, is known as the "hunger hormone" because people given the hormone in a study on grehlin became so ravenous, they ate markedly more than their usual food intake.
Ghrelin appears to act on your brain's "pleasure centers," driving you to reach for another slice of cheesecake simply because you remember how good the first one tasted and made you feel (at least in that moment).1
Between the appropriate releases of ghrelin and leptin, the idea is that when you eat, your body knows it should feel less hungry and you stop eating. There are many confounding factors that may derail this system, however.
When insulin is impaired (such as in case of insulin resistance), for instance, ghrelin levels remain elevated even after meal consumption a condition that leads to chronic hunger (mostly for unhealthy carbs), excess food intake and undesirable weight gain.
Your mind (and mood) also influence your food cravings, as do junk foods created with the intention to hook you and encourage you to eat more.
When you're hungry, hypothalamic AGRP (agouti-related protein-expression) neurons trigger unpleasant feelings in your...
By Dr. Mercola
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has hailed water fluoridation as one of the top 10 public health achievements of the 20th century.
Beginning in 1945, it was claimed that adding fluoride to drinking water was a safe and effective way to improve people's dental health. Over the decades, many bought into this hook, line and sinker, despite all the evidence to the contrary.
The featured film, "Our Daily Dose," reviews some of this evidence. As noted in the film's synopsis:
"Filmmaker Jeremy Seifert lays out the dangers of water fluoridation informatively and creatively, highlighting the most current research and interviewing top-tier doctors, activists, and attorneys close to the issue.
Through thoughtful examination of old beliefs and new science, the film alerts us to the health threat present in the water and beverages we rely on every day."
The film may not offer many brand new revelations to those of you who are already well-informed about the history and documented hazards of fluoride.
It was primarily created as an educational vehicle aimed at those who may not be aware of these issues, or who might not yet be entirely convinced that drinking fluoride isn't a good thing.
So PLEASE, share this video with all of your friends and family who are on the fence on this issue, and ask them to watch it. It's only 20 minutes long, but it packs a lot of compelling details into those 20 minutes.
Understanding how fluoride affects your bod...
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A Woodsrunner's Diary: Making Tallow & Its Uses.: Uses for tallow: 1) Greasing a gun lock & wiping the gun 2) greasing the bore of a gun 3) waterprofing the pan on a flintlock in wet we...
Circumstances made me miss Friday morning at the Sydney Writers’ Festival. The Emerging Artist, however, got two sessions under her belt.
10:00–11:00 am: Sri Lanka: This Divided Island. She said this was marvellous. Samanth Subramanian, an Indian Tamil journalist, spoke with Michael Williams from Melbourne’s Wheeler Centre. Quite apart from its main thrust, an account of the recent three-decade war and its aftermath, the conversation helped her think about the ethics of her own current art project, which involves many people making small terracottta hearts.
11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Jonathan Franzen: My Reading Life. The main things she reported was that he enjoyed the famous German sense of humour, and was influenced by a number of women writers.
At 3 o’clock the Emerging Artist went to Migration: A World Without Borders? and pretty much fell in love with Aleksandar Hemon. She bought two of his books, even overcoming her vehement dislike of zombie stories to buy his novel, The Making of Zombie Wars.
At 4:30 she went to hear Starlee Kine: From This American Life to Mystery Show and discovered a new podcast to subscribe to, dealing in ‘mysteries that can’t be solved by Google’.
Meanwhile, apart from sitting and chatting over lunch, my Festival day began at 3 with The New Australian Poetry. Unlike previously, this year’s poetry events are in largish rooms and cost to get into. This one was a book launch – to be precise, the launch of an issue of the US journal Poetry devoted to Australian poets.
As we queued in the scorching afternoon sun (yes, scorching in mid- May), we were regaled by the boom...
It’s been a long couple of years for North Coast band Skinwalkers. Originally a trio, their momentum was cut short by the exit of their bass player from the band two years ago, prompting a break from the live scene to regroup and decide where to go next. Fast forward to now, and the two remaining members of the band Matt Turner (Drums/Vox) and Lach Jenno (Guitar/Vox) have settled on a sound and a direction, and we’re better off for it.
Rather than abandon the more than seven years playing together and in place of recruiting a new member, the two-piece have hit back at their challenges and come out swinging with an East Coast tour along with a new single, Two’s Company.
Recorded by Dave Atkins (Resin Dogs, Wolfmother), the track is hard hitting and takes no prisoners. The hard hitting drums, solid riffs and melodies betray the fact there are only two musicians on stage; it’s punchy and raw, but it works. The recording was originally intended for demo purposes, but after sharing it around fellow musicians and industry figures it was decided this matched where the boys were at right now, so it became a single. Mastered by Steve Smart at Studios 301 in Sydney, Lach describes this song as “personal”, and a great way of getting a “bit of closure to the end of one chapter, and a healthy reminder of how far we’ve come to get to the next one”
Skinwalkers are playing the Tatts Hotel Backroom in Lismore tonight alongside local indie rockers WHARVES and underground punk/prog figures Thunder God Of The Multiverse. Doors are at 8pm, $10 entry.
Listen to their new single Two’s Company here
The largest ever study of the thoughts and reactions of antidepressant users reveals that many people have vastly different understandings and experiences of the drugs. It is also evident from the study that many antidepressant users’ experiences are influenced by “chemical imbalance” and “serotonin deficiency” theories, despite these theories being roundly disproven in the scientific literature. The researchers, including MIA contributor John Read, are now seeking participants for a new survey on both antipsychotics and antidepressants, which can be accessed at www.psychmedicationsurvey.com
“This research also suggests that a large number of people may be to some extent dissatisfied with their antidepressant use. The number of participants who reported some degree of negative experience constitutes a significant proportion (44 %) of the overall sample. Some experienced little benefit from antidepressants while the side effects, particularly more subtle psychological effects such as feeling numb or ‘not like themselves,’ seemed a significant issue, which was also found to affect many participants in the analysis of the general survey data. The research also raised concerns that, in some cases, managing the side effects of antidepressants might take priority over managing the depression or circumstances that helped to produce it. Participants were also concerned about the medication undermining the legitimacy of their suffering and undermining their sense of control.”
We’ve had a busy week! On Tuesday, Mum and I discovered the Viet Hoa Fish Market in Flemington (now Homebush West). Everything was gloriously fresh – there were live abalone, mud crabs, spanner crabs, lobsters, mussels, pippis, barramundi and trout, as well as a wide selection of bright eyed, clean smelling fish. I came home with three […]
One thing that no amount of gun control will stop is the criminal element that refuses to abide by the laws we set forth, and this video is a perfect example of that.
A group of 8 people backed a pickup truck up to the doors of a gun store in Houston, Texas, chained them to the bumper, and tore them off.
Afterwards the hooligans ran into the store and grabbed anything that wasn’t bolted down. Numerous rifles, shotguns, pistols and accessories were stolen.
It’s kind of scary to think that so many illegal weapons are now on the streets of Houston.
Sometimes people make honest mistakes with firearms, and sometimes people just do incredibly STUPID things with firearms.
This video is a mixture of both worlds. Some of these people just hold the gun a little wrong or can’t handle the power of the weapon. Others try to do silly stunts and end up getting injured in the process.
From people holding long rifles one handed and then getting smashed in the face by recoil, to a knuckle head trying to quick draw and shooting himself, this video runs the gamut.
For fun these guys decided to see how many cinder blocks a full metal jacketed, lead core, 50 BMG round could punch through before stopping.
They lined up the blocks the long way and setup down range to prepare for the shot.
The round exploded out of the barrel with a satisfying CRACK and struck the cinder blocks dead on.
The first three blocks were blown to pieces and the fourth one had a mark on the top corner, evidence that the bullet ricocheted and bounced off of it.
That’s a seriously powerful round, if it can demolish three cinder blocks, imagine what it would do to a human. Check it out below.
PMID: J Physiol Biochem. 2016 Jun ;72(2):345-52. Epub 2016 Apr 18. PMID: 27090933 Abstract Title: Ursolic acid and rosiglitazone combination improves insulin sensitivity by increasing the skeletal muscle insulin-stimulated IRS-1 tyrosine phosphorylation in high-fat diet-fed C57BL/6J mice. Abstract: The aim of this present study was to investigate the effect of ursolic acid (UA) and rosiglitazone (RSG) on insulin sensitivity and proximal insulin signaling pathways in high-fat diet (HFD)-fed C57/BL/6J mice. Male C57BL/6J mice were fed either normal diet or HFD for 10 weeks, after which animals in each dietary group were divided into the following six groups (normal diet, normal diet plus UA and RSG, HFD alone, HFD plus UA, HFD plus RSG, and HFD plus UA and RSG) for the next 5 weeks. UA (5 mg/kg BW) and RSG (4 mg/kg BW) were administered as suspensions directly into the stomach using a gastric tube. The HFD diet elevated fasting plasma glucose, insulin, and homeostasis model assessment index. The expression of insulin receptor substrate (IRS)-1, phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3-kinase), Akt, and glucose transporter (GLUT) 4 were determined by Western blot analyses. The results demonstrated that combination treatment (UA/RSG) ameliorated HFD-induced glucose intolerance and insulin resistance by improving the homeostatic model assessment (HOMA) index. Further, combination treatment (UA/RSG) stimulated the IRS-1, PI3-kinase, Akt, and GLUT 4 translocation. These results strongly suggest that combination treatment (UA/RSG) activates IRS-PI3-kinase-Akt-dependent signaling pathways to induce GLUT 4 translocation and increases the expression of insulin receptor to improve glucose intolerance.
PMID: Mol Med Rep. 2016 Jun ;13(6):4779-85. Epub 2016 Apr 7. PMID: 27082984 Abstract Title: Ursolic acid protects against ulcerative colitis via anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects in mice. Abstract: Ursolic acid (UA) has been reported to have a protective effect in colitis. However, the underlying mechanisms remain to be elucidated. In the present study, experimental ulcerative colitis was induced in male BALB/c mice by the administration of 5% dextran sulfate sodium (DSS) for 7 days, followed by treatment with UA for another 7 days. Hematoxylin&eosin staining was performed to evaluate colon tissue damage, and enzyme assays were used to measure malondialdehyde (MDA) content and superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity in colon homogenate. In addition, serum levels of interleukin (IL)‑1β and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)‑α were measured using an ELISA, and the level of nuclear factor (NF)‑κB p65 in the colonic tissues was assessed by western blotting. The 7‑day DSS administration induced marked colon damage, increased the serum levels of IL‑1β and TNF‑α, increasedMDA content and decreased SOD activity in the colon homogenate. These changes were significantly improved by treatment with UA. UA also reduced the DSS‑stimulated high nuclear level of NF‑κB p65 in the colon tissues. These results demonstrate a protective role of UA in ulcerative colitis, andsuggest that anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities are involved in the underlying mechanisms.
PMID: Mol Med Rep. 2016 Jun ;13(6):5309-16. Epub 2016 Apr 22. PMID: 27108888 Abstract Title: Ursolic acid prevents augmented peripheral inflammation and inflammatory hyperalgesia in high-fat diet-induced obese rats by restoring downregulated spinal PPARα. Abstract: Obesity is a risk factor for several pain syndromes and is associated with increased pain sensitivity. Evidence suggests that obesity causes the downregulation of peroxisome proliferator‑activated receptor (PPAR)α in the spinal cord, contributing to augmented peripheral edema and inflammatory hyperalgesia. Ursolic acid (UA), a natural pentacyclic triterpenoid carboxylic acid, has been shown to upregulate PPARα in the peripheral tissues of obese animals. The present study hypothesized that UA prevents augmented peripheral inflammation and inflammatory hyperalgesia in obesity by restoring downregulated spinal PPARα. The present study demonstrated that Sprague‑Dawley rats fed a high‑fat diet (HFD) for 12 weeks developed obesity and metabolic disorder. Following carrageenan injection, the HFD rats exhibited increased thermal hyperalgesia and paw edema, compared with the rats fed a low‑fat diet. Molecular investigations revealed that the HFD rats exhibited decreased PPARα activity, and exaggerated expression of inflammatory mediators and nuclear factor‑kB activity in the spinal cord in response to carrageenan. Oral administration of UA ameliorated obesity and metabolic disorder, and prevented increased thermal hyperalgesia and paw edema in the HFD rats. Additionally, UA normalized PPARα activity and inhibited the exaggerated spinal cord inflammatory response to carrageenan. Although the knockdown of spinal PPARα with small interfering RNA following the administration of UA did not alter obesity or metabolic parameters, it eradicated the beneficia...
This worm looks like something out of a sci-fi movie or video game, but unfortunately it’s a real creature that lives in the ocean.
It seems like everything that’s horrifying lives in the ocean, and my god this worm takes the cake.
It hides in the ocean floor and lunges out to strike at prey. It’s razor sharp mandibles can easily slice a fish in half and once it gets a hold of an animal it drags it underground where it cannot escape.
What makes this worm even creepier is that it is able to grow upwards of ten feet long! Just thinking about that makes my skin crawl.
PMID: Mol Nutr Food Res. 2016 May ;60(5):1139-49. Epub 2016 Apr 14. PMID: 26989875 Abstract Title: Punicalagin attenuates palmitate-induced lipotoxicity in HepG2 cells by activating the Keap1-Nrf2 antioxidant defense system. Abstract: SCOPE: Free fatty acids (FFA) could induce hepatocyte lipotoxicity, which plays an important role in the initiation of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Inhibition of FFA-induced lipotoxicity is suggested as a potential treatment for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. The aim of the current study is to explore the effect of punicalagin, a polyphenol abundant in pomegranate, on FFA-induced hepatic lipotoxicity and its potential mechanisms.METHODS AND RESULTS: HepG2 cells were exposed to 250μM palmitate for 24 h with or without punicalagin pretreatment. Punicalagin pretreatment attenuated palmitate-induced mitochondrial membrane potential lost, ATP depletion, and reactive oxygen species production. Punicalagin also increased hepatocyte viability by blocking mitochondria-mediated caspase-dependent apoptosis. The hepatoprotective effect was associated with an exaggerated phosphorylation of extracellular signal regulated kinase as well as significant nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) nuclear translocation and target genes induction. Blockage of extracellular signalregulated kinase by a pharmacological inhibitor abrogated the cytoprotective effect of punicalagin and its induction of Nrf2 pathway. Knockdown of Nrf2 by specific small interfering RNA also diminished the protective effects of punicalagin, while knockdown of Kelch-like ECH-associated protein 1 (Keap1) with small interfering RNA could promote Nrf2 nuclear translocation and exert similar protection as punicalagin treatment.CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest that punicalagin could effectively a...
PMID: J Agric Food Chem. 2016 May 12. Epub 2016 May 12. PMID: 27171502 Abstract Title: Ursolic acid triggers apoptosis in human osteosarcoma cells via caspase activation and the ERK1/2 MAPK pathway. Abstract: Ursolic acid (UA), a naturally occurring pentacyclic triterpene acid found in many medicinal herbs and edible plants, has been shown to trigger apoptosis in several lines of tumor cells in vitro. We found that treatment with UA suppressed the viability of human osteosarcoma MG-63 cells and induced cell cycle arrest at sub-G1 and G2/M phases. Furthermore, exposure to UA induced intracellular oxidative stress and collapse of mitochondrial membrane permeability, resulting in the subsequent activation of apoptotic caspases 8, 9 and 3 as well as PARP cleavage, ultimately to apoptosis in MG-63 cells. Moreover, protein analysis of MAPK-related protein expression showed an increase in activated ERK1/2, JNK, and p38 MAPK in UA-treated MG-63 cells. In addition, UA-induced apoptosis was significantly abolished in MG-63 cells that had been pre-treated with inhibitors of caspase 3, 8 and 9 and ERK1/2. Furthermore, UA-treated MG-63 cells also exhibited an enhancement in Bax/Bcl-2 ratio whereas anti-apoptotic XIAP and survivin were downregulated. Taken together, we provide evidence demonstrating that ursolic acid mediates caspase-dependant and ERK1/2 MAPK-associated apoptosis in osteosarcoma MG-63 cells. Key words: ursolic acid, MG-63 cells, apoptosis, MAPK, caspase.
PMID: Anticancer Res. 2013 Oct ;33(10):4279-84. PMID: 24122993 Abstract Title: Ursolic acid inhibits the growth of colon cancer-initiating cells by targeting STAT3. Abstract: BACKGROUND: We have previously reported Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription 3 (STAT3) to be constitutively activated in aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH)(+)/cluster of differentiation-133 (CD133)(+) colon cancer-initiating cells. In the present study we tested the efficacy of inhibiting STAT3 signaling in human colon cancer-initiating cells by ursolic acid (UA), which exists widely in fruits and herbs.RESULTS: Our data demonstrated that UA inhibited STAT3 phosphorylation, and induced caspase-3 cleavage of ALDH(+)/CD133(+) colon cancer-initiating cells. UA also reduced cell viability and inhibited tumor sphere formation of colon cancer-initiating cells, more potently than two other natural compounds, resveratrol and capsaicin. UA also inhibited the activation of STAT3 induced by interleukin-6 in DLD-1 colon cancer cells. Furthermore, daily administration of UA suppressed HCT116 tumor growth in mice in vivo.CONCLUSION: Our results suggest STAT3 to be a target for colon cancer prevention. UA, a dietary agent, might offer an effective approach for colorectal carcinoma prevention by inhibiting persistently activated STAT3 in cancer stem cells.
PMID: Cell Mol Neurobiol. 2014 Jan ;34(1):31-42. Epub 2013 Sep 13. PMID: 24030360 Abstract Title: Cannabinoid effects onβ amyloid fibril and aggregate formation, neuronal and microglial-activated neurotoxicity in vitro. Abstract: Cannabinoid (CB) ligands have demonstrated neuroprotective properties. In this study we compared the effects of a diverse set of CB ligands againstβ amyloid-mediated neuronal toxicity and activated microglial-conditioned media-based neurotoxicity in vitro, and compared this with a capacity to directly alter β amyloid (Aβ) fibril or aggregate formation. Neuroblastoma (SH-SY5Y) cells were exposed to Aβ1-42 directly or microglial (BV-2 cells)conditioned media activated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in the presence of the CB1 receptor-selective agonist ACEA, CB2 receptor-selective agonist JWH-015, phytocannabinoids Δ(9)-THC and cannabidiol (CBD), the endocannabinoids 2-arachidonoyl glycerol (2-AG) and anandamide or putative GPR18/GPR55ligands O-1602 and abnormal-cannabidiol (Abn-CBD). TNF-α and nitrite production was measured in BV-2 cells to compare activation via LPS or albumin with Aβ1-42. Aβ1-42 evoked a concentration-dependent loss of cell viability in SH-SY5Y cells but negligible TNF-α and nitrite production in BV-2 cells compared to albumin or LPS. Both albumin and LPS-activated BV-2 conditioned media significantly reduced neuronal cell viability but were directly innocuous to SH-SY5Y cells. Of those CB ligands tested, only 2-AG and CBD were directly protective against Aβ-evoked SH-SY5Y cell viability, whereasJWH-015, THC, CBD, Abn-CBD and O-1602 all protected SH-SY5Y cells from BV-2 conditioned media activated via LPS. While CB ligands variably altered the morphology of Aβ fibrils and aggregates, there was no clear correlation between effects on Aβ morphology and neuroprot...
PMID: Eur J Pharmacol. 2015 Oct 15 ;765:107-14. Epub 2015 Aug 18. PMID: 26297305 Abstract Title: Mechanisms of vasorelaxation induced by the cannabidiol analogue compound O-1602 in the rat small mesenteric artery. Abstract: Atypical cannabinoid O-1602 (5-Methyl-4-[(1R,6R)-3-methyl-6-(1-cyclohexen-1-yl]-1,3-benzenediol) induces vasorelaxation and activates the orphan G protein-coupled receptor GPR55 in human endothelial cells. This study investigates the underlying mechanisms of vasorelaxation induced by this compound. The vasodilator activity was assessed in the rat third order branch of the superior mesenteric artery using a wire myograph. The vasorelaxation was partially endothelium-dependent (pEC50%=5.8±0.3). The endothelial component was antagonized by the putative endothelial receptor antagonists rimonabant (3 µM; pEC50%=5.1±0.2) and O-1918 (10 µM; pEC50%=5.3±0.2) but not by the CB1 and CB2 receptors antagonists AM 251 (10 µM) and AM 630 (10 µM), respectively. The vasorelaxation was not pertussis toxin-sensitive and not mediated through TRPVI receptors or by the release of NO, but was reduced by inhibition of Ca2+ sensitive K+ channels (KCa). In endothelium-denuded vessels, O-1602 abolished CaCl2-induced contraction and the inhibition was apparently reversed by O-1918. O-1602 mediates its vasorelaxant effects partly by an endothelium-dependent pathway involving rimonabant- and O-1918-sensitive targets that are distinct from the classical CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors and might involve activation of KCa. The endothelium-independent relaxation might involve interfering withCa2+ entry.
PMID: Pharmacol Rep. 2016 Jun ;68(3):592-7. Epub 2016 Jan 11. PMID: 26971034 Abstract Title: The effect of O-1602, an atypical cannabinoid, on morphine-induced conditioned place preference and physical dependence. Abstract: BACKGROUND: Previous studies show that some non-CB1/non-CB2 effects of cannabinoids are mediated through G protein coupled receptor 55 (GPR55). As this receptor is activated by some of cannabinoid receptor ligands and is involved in the modulation of pain, it was hypothesized that this receptor may also interact with opioids. This study examined the effect of atypical cannabinoid O-1602 as a GPR55 agonist on morphine-induced conditioned place preference (CPP) and physical dependence.METHODS: We used a biased CPP model to evaluate the effect of O-1602 (0.2, 1 and 5mg/kg, intraperitoneal; ip) on the acquisition and expression of morphine-induced CPP in male mice. The locomotor activities of mice were also recorded. Moreover, repeated administration of morphine (50, 50 and 75mg/kg/day) for three days, induced physical dependence. The withdrawal signs such as jumps and diarrhea were precipitated by administration of naloxone (5mg/kg, ip). The effect of O-1602 on the development of morphine physical dependence was assessed by injection of O-1602 (0.2, 1 and 5mg/kg) before morphine administrations.RESULTS: Morphine (40mg/kg, subcutaneous; sc), but not O-1602 (5mg/kg) elicited significant preference in the post-conditioning phase. O-1602 at the doses of 0.2 and 1mg/kg, but not 5mg/kg reduced acquisition of morphine CPP with an increase in locomotor activity at the dose of 5mg/kg. O-1602 at the doses of 0.2, 1 and 5mg/kg also reduced expression of morphine CPP with an increase in locomotor activity at the dose of 5mg/kg. O-1602 had a significant inhibitory effect on development of morphine-...
by ARIANA MARISOL Steeping compost in water creates an all natural plant food known as compost tea. This method creates an even better batch that is cost affective and requires very little effort. For the organic gardener, compost tea is like gold. Not only is it cheap and easy to make, but it also provides […
PMID: Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2011 Aug ;17(8):1651-64. Epub 2010 Nov 15. PMID: 21744421 Abstract Title: The atypical cannabinoid O-1602 protects against experimental colitis and inhibits neutrophil recruitment. Abstract: BACKGROUND: Cannabinoids are known to reduce intestinal inflammation. Atypical cannabinoids produce pharmacological effects via unidentified targets. We were interested in whether the atypical cannabinoid O-1602, reportedly an agonist of the putative cannabinoid receptor GPR55, reduces disease severity of dextran sulfate sodium (DSS) and trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid (TNBS)-induced colitis in C57BL/6N and CD1 mice.METHODS: DSS (2.5% and 4%) was supplied in drinking water for 1 week while TNBS (4 mg) was applied as a single intrarectal bolus.RESULTS: Both treatments caused severe colitis. Injection of O-1602 (5 mg/kg intraperitoneally) significantly reduced macroscopic and histological colitis scores, and myeloperoxidase activity. The protective effect was still present in cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB₁) and 2 (CB₂) double knockout mice and mice lacking the GPR55 gene. To investigate a potential mechanism underlying the protection by O-1602 we performed neutrophil chemotactic assays. O-1602 concentration-dependently inhibited migration of murine neutrophils to keratinocyte-derived chemokine (KC), N-formyl-methionyl-leucyl-phenylalanine (fMLP), and the N-formyl-peptide receptor ligand WKYMVm. The inhibitory effect of O-1602 was preserved in neutrophils from CB₁/CB₂ double knockout and GPR55 knockout mice. No differences were seen in locomotor activity between O-1602-treated and control mice, indicating lack of central sedation by this compound.CONCLUSIONS: Our data demonstrate that O-1602 is protective against experimentally induced colitis and inhibits neutrophil recruitment independently of CB...
PMID: Perspect Psychol Sci. 2011 Jul ;6(4):348-56. PMID: 26167788 Abstract Title: Self-Talk and Sports Performance: A Meta-Analysis. Abstract: Based on the premise that what people think influences their actions, self-talk strategies have been developed to direct and facilitate human performance. In this article, we present a meta-analytic review of the effects of self-talk interventions on task performance in sport and possible factors that may moderate the effectiveness of self-talk. A total of 32 studies yielding 62 effect sizes were included in the final meta-analytic pool. The analysis revealed a positive moderate effect size (ES = .48). The moderator analyses showed that self-talk interventions were more effective for tasks involving relatively fine, compared with relatively gross, motor demands, and for novel, compared with well-learned, tasks. Instructional self-talk was more effective for fine tasks than was motivational self-talk; moreover, instructional self-talk was more effective for fine tasks rather than gross tasks. Finally, interventions including self-talk training were more effective than those not including self-talk training. The results of this study establish the effectiveness of self-talk in sport, encourage the use of self-talk as a strategy to facilitate learning and enhance performance, and provide new research directions.
by ARIANA MARISOL In addition to creating aesthetically attractive plants, individuals who learn about the basic principles of horticulture can gain both physical and emotional benefits. Horticulture Horticulture, translated into literally meaning garden culture, is a part of crop agriculture that also includes agronomy and forestry. Traditionally, horticulture works with garden crops like […
PMID: Int J Sports Physiol Perform. 2015 Mar ;10(2):166-71. Epub 2014 Jul 8. PMID: 25010539 Abstract Title: Improvement of 10-km time-trial cycling with motivational self-talk compared with neutral self-talk. Abstract: PURPOSE: Unpleasant physical sensations during maximal exercise may manifest themselves as negative cognitions that impair performance, alter pacing, and are linked to increased rating of perceived exertion (RPE). This study examined whether motivational self-talk (M-ST) could reduce RPE and change pacing strategy, thereby enhancing 10-km time-trial (TT) cycling performance in contrast to neutral self-talk (N-ST).METHODS: Fourteen men undertook 4 TTs, TT1-TT4. After TT2, participants were matched into groups based on TT2 completion time and underwent M-ST (n=7) or N-ST (n=7) after TT3. Performance, power output, RPE, and oxygen uptake (VO2) were compared across 1-km segments using ANOVA. Confidence intervals (95%CI) were calculated for performance data.RESULTS: After TT3 (ie, before intervention), completion times were not different between groups (M-ST, 1120±113 s; N-ST, 1150±110 s). After M-ST, TT4 completion time was faster (1078±96 s); the N-ST remained similar (1165±111 s). The M-ST group achieved this through a higher power output and VO2 in TT4 (6th-10th km). RPE was unchanged. CI data indicated the likely true performance effect lay between13- and 71-s improvement (TT4 vs TT3).CONCLUSION: M-ST improved endurance performance and enabled a higher power output, whereas N-ST induced no change. The VO2 response matched the increase in power output, yet RPE was unchanged, thereby inferring a perceptual benefit through M-ST. The valence and content of self-talk are important determinants of the efficacy of this intervention. These findings are primarily discussed in the context of the p...
PMID: Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2014 ;46(5):998-1007. PMID: 24121242 Abstract Title: Talking yourself out of exhaustion: the effects of self-talk on endurance performance. Abstract: PURPOSE: The psychobiological model of endurance performance proposes that the perception of effort is the ultimate determinant of endurance performance. Therefore, any physiological or psychological factor affecting the perception of effort will affect endurance performance. Accordingly, this novel study investigated the effects of a frequently used psychological strategy, motivational self-talk (ST), on RPE and endurance performance.METHODS: In a randomized between-group pretest-posttest design, 24 participants (mean± SD age = 24.6 ± 7.5 yr, VO2max = 52.3 ± 8.7 mL·kg·min) performed two constant-load (80% peak power output) cycling time-to-exhaustion (TTE) tests, punctuated by a 2-wk ST intervention or a control phase.RESULTS: A group (ST vs Control)× test (pretest vs posttest) mixed-model ANOVA revealed that ST significantly enhanced TTE test from pretest to posttest (637 ± 210 vs 750 ± 295 s, P
This is a topic that is very close to my heart and just seems to be one of those things where life leads you and you cannot really understand why certain things have happened in your life until later. Sometimes, when we get a little older - hopefully a little wiser - we realise certain things in life. One of the lessons I have had to learn is that not all people who have letters after their names are actually "gods," or even people who have special powers to know things about us that is more important than we can learn about ourselves, about our own bodies, and our own minds. Blindly following what someone says we need to be doing for our own health (mental or physical) and well-being just because they have a white jacket on (so to speak) is usually not in our best interests. I believe it was Dr. Bernie Segiel, author of Love, Medicine and Miracles who said that those patients who took the most active involvement and who researched their own care and recovery were the ones who time and again tended to go into remission from cancer.
Let me first clarify my position on all of what I am about to say in this article so that there are no misunderstandings:
After PLOS ONE allowed authors to remove a dataset from a paper on chronic fatigue syndrome, the editors are now “discussing the matter” with the researchers, given the journal’s requirements about data availability. As Leonid Schneider reported earlier today, the 2015 paper was corrected May 18 to remove an entire dataset; the authors note that […]
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PMID: Annu Rev Neurosci. 2016 Feb 24. Epub 2016 Feb 24. PMID: 27023732 Abstract Title: Beyond the CB1 Receptor: Is Cannabidiol the Answer for Disorders of Motivation? Abstract: The Cannabis sativa plant has been used to treat various physiological and psychiatric conditions for millennia. Current research is focused on isolating potentially therapeutic chemical constituents from the plant for use in the treatment of many central nervous system disorders. Of particular interest is the primary nonpsychoactive constituent cannabidiol (CBD). UnlikeΔ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD does not act through the cannabinoid type 1 (CB1) receptor but has many other receptor targets that may play a role in psychiatric disorders. Here we review preclinical and clinical data outlining the therapeutic efficacy of CBD for the treatment of motivational disorders such as drug addiction, anxiety, and depression. Across studies, findings suggest promising treatment effects and potentially overlapping mechanisms of action for CBD in these disorders and indicate the need for further systematic investigation of the viability of CBD as a psychiatric pharmacotherapy. Expected final online publication date for the Annual Review of Neuroscience Volume 39 is July 08, 2016. Please see http://www.annualreviews.org/catalog/pubdates.aspx for revised estimates.
When it comes to prepping for a truly serious SHTF, experience is the best teacher.
Planning, preparation and learning from experts is also critical.
But can cinema also be a good teacher?
Obviously there are plenty of things in the average Hollywood flick that are ridiculous and far from accurate when it comes to real-life disaster scenarios.
But others have gone to great lengths to be as realistic as possible, and seeing these situations play out on the big screen, before the real stuff happens, can be a great way to start thinking about what you would do in a similar situation, if you ever found yourself in it.
Many of them are pure survival films after being lost in the wilderness, others are prepper-minded but all are thought provoking and depict the kind of desperate scenarios that may well occur someday.
(in alphabetical order)
Breaking news…the U.S. Attorney’s office in Manhattan is cracking down on Swiss drug company, Novartis AG.
Novartis hosted 80,000 “sham” events to bribe doctors into prescribing drugs. That’s enough white coats to fill an NFL stadium.
Sham events are only part of the massive fraud that exists in the industry. When I was a chemist for Big Pharma it was common place to wine and dine doctors to influence their prescribing habits…Specifically, they were doing it heavily for the so-called anti-cancer drug Tamoxifen, which sadly enough actually causes cancer.
For a doctor it’s quite a sweet deal…you get free food, free booze, free vacations and an ego boost to give a “seminar.” In exchange, you push Novartis drugs on unsuspecting people who don’t need them…while swindling other physicians to sing along to the same pharmaceutical tune.
It’s incredibly lucrative for the scumbag doctors who participate…and most do, surprisingly.
Meanwhile, DUMB ass Americans whine about the most trivial shit.
I just got an email from a lady who wants to report me to the Better Business Bureau for cussing and railing against conspiracy nut, Alex Jones. “Your unprofessionalism is outrageous and I suspect your business practices are just as shoddy,” she insisted. Words spoken by someone who knows nothing about my business practices.
I get weekly emails from frail vegans complaining about my use of gelatin caps. “When will you wake up and stop using animal products?” they plea, while their flesh rots away due to nutrient deficiency and muscle wasting. (Typical vegans.)
I try to be nice by assuring them I only euthanize ugly puppies to make my gelatin capsules…to save people from the...
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PAUL FASSA The more the medical mafia piles it on, it seems the more follow and role up their sleeves for the shots, especially in the USA. That’s partially because we have the largest population of vaccinators both collectively and institutionally. Vaccinators are not just medical practitioners who inject others with toxic materials, but individuals […
PMID: Curr Clin Pharmacol. 2016 May 11. Epub 2016 May 11. PMID: 27164964 Abstract Title: Cannabis for refractory psoriasis-high hopes for a novel treatment and a literature review. Abstract: Psoriasis is a common skin disorder characterized by hyper proliferation of keratinocytes. Although the exact pathophysiology of psoriasis is not entirely understood, immune system and its interaction with nervous system has been postulated and investigated as the underlying mechanism. The interaction between these two systems through cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway and also endocannabinoid system, may suggest cannabinoids as potential addition to anti-psoriatic armamentarium.
PMID: Trends Pharmacol Sci. 2016 May 11. Epub 2016 May 11. PMID: 27179600 Abstract Title: Beyond Cannabis: Plants and the Endocannabinoid System. Abstract: Plants have been the predominant source of medicines throughout the vast majority of human history, and remain so today outside of industrialized societies. One of the most versatile in terms of its phytochemistry is cannabis, whose investigation has led directly to the discovery of a unique and widespread homeostatic physiological regulator, the endocannabinoid system. While it had been the conventional wisdom until recently that only cannabis harbored active agents affecting the endocannabinoid system, in recent decades the search has widened and identified numerous additional plants whose components stimulate, antagonize, or modulate different aspects of this system. These include common foodstuffs, herbs, spices, and more exotic ingredients: kava, chocolate, black pepper, and many others that are examined in this review.
PMID: J Mol Med (Berl). 2013 Apr ;91(4):449-58. Epub 2012 Sep 11. PMID: 22965195 Abstract Title: O-1602, an atypical cannabinoid, inhibits tumor growth in colitis-associated colon cancer through multiple mechanisms. Abstract: Cannabinoids have antiinflammatory and antitumorigenic properties. Some cannabinoids, such as O-1602, have no or only little affinity to classical cannabinoid receptors but exert cannabinoid-like antiinflammatory effects during experimental colitis. Here, we investigated whether O-1602 shows antitumorigenic effects in colon cancer cells and whether it could reduce tumorigenesis in the colon in vivo. The colon cancer cell lines HT-29 and SW480 were used to study the effect of O-1602 on viability and apoptosis. The effect of O-1602 on tumor growth in vivo was studied in a colitis-associated colon cancer mouse model. O-1602 decreased viability and induced apoptosis in colon cancer cells in a concentration-dependent manner (0.1-10μM). In the mouse model, treatment with O-1602 (3 mg/kg, i.p., 12×) reduced tumor area by 50 % and tumor incidence by 30 %. Histological scoring revealed a significant decrease in tumor load. In tumor tissue, O-1602 decreased levels of proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA), activation of oncogenic transcription factors STAT3 and NFκB p65, and expression of TNF-α while levels for proapoptotic markers, such as p53 and BAX, increased. The in vivo effects of O-1602 on PCNA, BAX, and p53 were also observed in colon cancer cells. The data provide a novel insight into antitumorigenic mechanisms of atypical cannabinoids. O-1602 exerts antitumorigenic effects by targeting colon cancer cells as well as proinflammatory pathways known to promote colitis-associated tumorigenesis. Due to its lack of central sedation, O-1602 could be an interesting compound for the trea...
When confronted with survival situation human beings have the potential to overcome challenges, beat incredible odds, and come out a survivor. However, in survival situations, many people fail to survive not for lack of physical ability or resources, but because of lack of will. Survival is taking any situation, accepting it, and trying to improve it, while sustaining your life until you can get out of the situation. Survival is a state of mind.
by ARIANA MARISOL Nestle is currently facing child slave labor charges in Ivory Coast, and has recently been hit with yet another charge that exposes their use of forced labor in Thailand. Nestle has recently admitted to incidences of forced labor within its supply chain in Thailand. The company said that a year-long investigation […
A court in the Netherlands has fined Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) 7,500 euros to compensate for “immaterial damage” to an economist accused of plagiarism. Karima Kourtit, a researcher at VU, has been at the receiving end of anonymous complaints to her institution accusing her of plagiarism and her professor, high-profile economist Peter Nijkamp, of duplication (i.e. self-plagiarism). […]
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This article was written by Tyler Durden and originally published at Zero Hedge.
Editor’s Comment: Why indeed is such a large purchase taking place? Is the U.S. military gearing up for war in Syria, or perhaps the big one with Russia? Are the powers-that-be preparing to take on angry rioters and civil unrest here at home?
This isn’t just training, and it isn’t scenario. Something big is being planned.
Is the Army Preparing for a Major Deployment: Orders 177,000 Bulletproof Armor Plates
Traditionally, the best way to keep track of future military deployments – absent unexpected events, of course – has been to follow key procurement contracts from the U.S. Department of Defense of mission critical offensive wartime equipment such as weapons and ammo, or, less followed, core defensive components such as kevlar, body armor and other forms of core personal protective gear. These usually take place shortly prior to major “events” involving US armed forces.
Which is why we were surprised to learn that earlier today, the US Department of Defense revealed it had placed a $93 million order for 177,000 ballistic body armor plates from the US militaryR...
PMID: Mol Cancer Ther. 2013 Jan ;12(1):69-82. Epub 2012 Dec 7. PMID: 23220503 Abstract Title: COX-2 and PPAR-γ confer cannabidiol-induced apoptosis of human lung cancer cells. Abstract: The antitumorigenic mechanism of cannabidiol is still controversial. This study investigates the role of COX-2 and PPAR-γ in cannabidiol's proapoptotic and tumor-regressive action. In lung cancer cell lines (A549, H460) and primary cells from a patient with lung cancer, cannabidiol elicited decreased viability associated with apoptosis. Apoptotic cell death by cannabidiol was suppressed by NS-398 (COX-2 inhibitor),GW9662 (PPAR-γ antagonist), and siRNA targeting COX-2 and PPAR-γ. Cannabidiol-induced apoptosis was paralleled by upregulation of COX-2 and PPAR-γ mRNA and protein expression with a maximum induction of COX-2 mRNA after 8 hours and continuous increases of PPAR-γ mRNA when compared with vehicle.In response to cannabidiol, tumor cell lines exhibited increased levels of COX-2-dependent prostaglandins (PG) among which PGD(2) and 15-deoxy-Δ(12,14)-PGJ(2) (15d-PGJ(2)) caused a translocation of PPAR-γ to the nucleus and induced a PPAR-γ-dependent apoptotic cell death. Moreover, in A549-xenografted nude mice, cannabidiol caused upregulation of COX-2 and PPAR-γ in tumor tissue and tumor regression that was reversible by GW9662. Together, our data show a novel proapoptotic mechanism of cannabidiol involving initial upregulation of COX-2 and PPAR-γ and a subsequent nuclear translocation of PPAR-γ by COX-2-dependent PGs.
The British Psychological Society (BPS) is hosting a free event aimed at the legal community and politicians on the controversy around the use of psychiatric diagnoses. “The limits and scientific legitimacy of the use of psychiatric diagnosis in mental health services is being openly debated and there is growing recognition of the need for improvement and change,” the event description reads. “Such change will have profound implications for the legal system.”
The Irish Examiner reports on research by Yolande Lucire connecting antidepressant-induced akathisia to violent episodes. The research concludes that the “medicalisation of common human distress” has resulted in a very large number of people getting medication that may do more harm than good by causing “suicides and homicides and the mental states that lead up to them”.
A new study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine found that benzodiazepines are prescribed at high doses to patients at a high rate of adverse events.
When Americans think of women who choose home birth, we usually conjure up images of barefoot hippies with flowing skirts and unbrushed hair, not of Jennifer Lang, M.D., a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist and a graduate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, whose typical attire is LA-chic: designer jeans, low-heel ankle booties, a strappy tank, and structured jacket.
Lang spent four years attending births at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, which is affiliated with Columbia University, did three years of additional surgical training at UCLA as a gynecological cancer fellow, and then worked in private practice in Beverly Hills.
Lang estimates she has attended over a thousand hospital births.
by Health Impact News/MedicalKidnap.com Staff
May is National Foster Care Month, and as many of our readers know, foster care is often not in the “best interests” of children. Too often, children are ripped from loving homes over false allegations or absurd reasons and placed in homes with strangers. Health Impact News has reported numerous stories of children who are placed into foster care who never should have been removed from their families. The system they are placed within often fails to protect those children, and instead often causes great harm, as former foster child Angelia Borths explains.
Angelia Borths had her children seized by Child Protective Services and placed into foster care once simply because her 6 year old daughter was “too short.” Though the headline looked like it could have been ripped from a satire or spoof website, it was all too real.
Fortunately, Angelia, or “Mad Angel” as she is known to thousands of her followers online, was able to regain custody of her children after the case with the absurd allegations was dropped.
See her story:
Russia is preparing for war against the West.
Putin is being urged to do so because the U.S. and NATO have been preparing for war themselves.
Syria and Ukraine have just been warm ups. The real thing could be around the corner, and other proxy flashpoints are ready to line up.
The rising tensions for military conflict are sharply complicated by the stealthier financial war that is nonetheless taking a serious toll across the globe, in particular as collapsing oil prices put incredible pressure on those regimes who have cast a big social benefits net financed primarily by $100/barrel oil.
As SHTF previously reported, that made Venezuela the most vulnerable, and it is plain today that the oil rich nation is collapsing. However, the manipulation of these prices was also meant to put pressure on Russia (as well as other countries)… while the attempt to undercut Russian natural gas by taking over Ukraine and have NATO supply gas to Europe instead of Russia has so far failed.
It is a sophisticated geopolitical gamble that perhaps no one is winning, apart from who manages not to topple over.
A detailed, but nonetheless alarming article by Alastair Crooke reports that there is significant pressure on Putin from other Russian leaders to take a hard line in the days ahead.
21 May 2016
Kyla Tienhaara (ANU) and Belinda Townsend (Deakin University) write that it is India, rather than China, that has been the most outspoken in opposing US-style trade rules in the RCEP.
Health and environmental groups are worried that the RCEP could be a TPP 2.0, and they are particularly concerned that it may make life-saving medicines more costly and threaten the right of states to regulate in the public interest.
Having recently read the book, Survival Theory: A Preparedness Guide, by Jonathan Hollerman (former SERE Instructor and current ‘grid-down’ consultant), I felt compelled to recommend it for those who are willing to consider the cold hard facts of some of the things you will face and some of the things you will need to consider […]
The following article, together with an embedded 1:36 minute video, was previously published on the English language edition of the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on 14 May. See also other republished SANA articles: Australian sport delegation concludes visit to Lattakia (19/5/16) and Australian boxing team conducts friendly matches with Syrian national team (14/15/16).
The Australian Boxing Team visiting Syria in solidarity with its fight against terrorism conducted yesterday a series of exercises preparing for a set of matches today in Fayhaa Sports City.
Rev. David Smith, head of the Australian delegation, a boxer and a cleric, said in a statement to SANA:" We want to draw the attention of the world to the fact that Syria is alive, and there are still life and joy and sports here, not just death and destruction; which is always the message broadcasted on television. We are doing that through sport because we want to play with our friends here and build more relations with Australian and Syrian people, and we want to show the whole world the real Syria and the real Syrian people"
Smith pointed out that this is his fifth visit to Syria in the last four years, and that he is working on building relations between the Syrian and Australian people.
"We would love...
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