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Disclosure and the Secret History of Our Solar System

Via: divinecosmos.com/start-her...re-history

by David Wilcock
February 25, 2015, 10:52 am

Is the world going crazy or is it all part of a perfect plan? When it's David talking with George Noory, you already know where it's going. We will discuss the five million-year secret history of our solar system, the space program, Ascension and David's epic new TV show, Disclosure, launching this week!

A REMINDER ABOUT INSIDERS

The interesting accounts I am about to share with you are the result of many ongoing, multi-hour briefings from very highly-positioned insiders.

These are people who work for various "government" (military-industrial complex) groups in what they would call the "Space Program."

These people have repeatedly proven their bonafides through a variety of means.

We have been compiling and cataloging their data, and scientificaly verifying it whenever possible, since this website launched in 1999.

Our circle of trusted contacts keeps growing. There are many contenders who spout disinformation, but there are genuine sources as well.

We have had two major new sources come to the forefront in the last four months, creating a dramatic expansion in the knowledge base.

Hundreds of specific data points have been cross-verified -- information that had never been published on this website or anywhere else, but that other vetted-out insiders revealed independently, over the last 20 years.

The truth is far, far stranger than fiction. For safety, we have held much of this back until the new data can be absorbed, cataloged and integrated.

THINGS ARE GETTING EVER-INCREASINGLY WILD ON THE INSIDE TRACK

Right now there is a war going on in space, directly over our heads. It really heated up in mid-December of last year and is ongoing.

That war is reaching a decisive tipping-point. It appears that it will turn out very favorably for the vast majority of everyone on earth.

In fact, it appears that it is already impossible for the Cabal to win this. Time still has to play out before it is visible to everyone, but the end is almost certain.

Many of the power elite groups on this planet are in a state of complete chaos and turmoil as a result.

Events unfolding on earth could be seen as a "proxy war" between groups of "good guys" or angels and "bad guys" operating in, with and around Earth.

"Good" and "Bad" is obviously a question of your perspective. From the elite Cabal perspective, what is happening to them is very bad.

However, the people who are fighting against the Cabal do very much seem to have humanity's best interests in mind.

This alliance is a combination of earth governments, earth-based factions of the space program, and newly-arrived ETs who mean business.

CLOAKED SHIPS GETTING SHOT DOWN

It appears that major events are about to unfold on earth, involving the exposure and defeat of the Cabal.

This appears to be coming in the form of vastly greater disclosures from the Snowden documents than what we have seen so far, among many other things.

The "good guy" ETs have now enforced a no-fly zone around the earth. Any high-level Cabal people who try to fly out are being shot down.

Their ships are cloaked, but when one of them gets shot down, we hear about epic meteor sightings -- and then the cleanup crews rush in.

There have been a number of very high-profile and unusual "meteors" lately -- including daylight-bright flashes of light, sonic booms and the ground shaking for up to 15 seconds upon impact.

I have been quietly cataloging all of these events, or at least the ones that get publicity -- and will summarize them in later postings.

We also had a major UFO crash occur in just the last few days in Canada, in another epic shoot-down. It is considered a huge mess on the inside track.

Lots of disinfo is being put out about it, including all manner of Photoshopped images -- but the event itself was very, very real.

SO WHAT EXACTLY IS GOING ON?

There are many secrets -- and many levels of the game that could qualify as the "biggest secret."

One level of "the biggest secret" is the simple fact that there are many different ET human or humanoid groups working in and around the Earth every day.

Some of them look so much like us that they could walk around comfortably and no one would know the difference.

Some of these groups would be positive, or service-to-others, while other groups would be on the negative, or service-to-self spectrum.

The idea of "shapeshifters" is not true, at least in any biological sense. There are technologies that can do this holographically but it is not biological.

PLAYING WITH THE BIG BOYS

Our worldly governments were largely kept out of this greater ET community, as per the ETs' own rules, up until we developed the technology to take us into space.

The Germans achieved this first -- before they even officially became the Nazis in World War II.

All of our secret development of space has followed in the aftermath of this initial series of events.

Although the Nazis lost the war on earth, they did effectively win it in space.

They quickly discovered there were all manner of ETs out there who would attack and shoot down their ships.

In a very sad turn of events, the Nazis cut a deal with the nastiest ETs on the block for protection -- a group of reptilian humanoids called the Dracos.

This group is known in the Law of One series as the Orion Confederacy -- and they do have several systems under their control within that constellation.

THE SOLAR SYSTEM IS LITTERED WITH RUINS

Another level of the "biggest secret" is that our solar system has been actively colonized -- with super-advanced technology -- for at least the last five million years.

The Nazis found advanced ancient ruins in Antarctica, on the Moon and on Mars, and re-occupied them, building them out with new construction while having a healthy head-start from what was already there.

Two and a half weeks ago now, I announced that I was going to be leaking a vast treasure-trove of insider information on this very subject, live on stage at the Conscious Life Expo.

I did not telegraph it until the day of the event itself, for security purposes.

SEISMIC SHOCKWAVES

The scope and depth of formerly-classified info that I revealed in that show has sent seismic shockwaves through the insider community.

The event itself was wildly popular, with a standing-room-only crowd that stretched through five hallways in the hotel before everyone was let in.

This was a tour-de-force of never-before-revealed insider info.

We have already had one person get very aggressively threatened as a result of these leaks -- even though he himself was not responsible for the majority of the information.

I also found out that some of this data was intended for "controlled release" in smaller packets, probably with disinfo included, and this has thrown all of those plans into total disarray.

The streaming video, available now for 45 dollars, also has sold well -- and we anticipate some much-needed funds from it soon enough.

In the future we will open-source this information more and more, and tonight's show is the first step of that process.

In the meantime, you can see the entire conference now by ordering it at www.streamingforthesoul.tv/index.php

The majority of revenue goes straight to helping this work, so if you have the means, please help us out and contribute!

IN THE MEANTIME, TONIGHT'S SHOW...

For the many hundreds of people who have now seen the show (and the hundreds of thousands who listened to illegal bootlegs that were pulled down from the net,) many questions have been raised.

70-foot tall "Progenitors." Stasis beings. The hidden history of the Illuminati. Extraterrestrial ruins all over our solar system. And so much more.

That is what I hope to cover -- at least partially -- in tonight's show. Rather than just re-iterating the same data, we will be expanding upon it.

This is all part of the Disclosure process.

THE SNOWDEN DOCUMENTS -- NOT JUST A THUMB DRIVE

If what I am hearing is true, the Snowden documents are much greater than what we have been led to believe thus far.

The problem is that the NSA had hacked everyone -- including all the alphabet-soup groups, all the military groups, all the defense contractors and all the space program groups.

They committed the one great mistake of information security -- keeping everything in one place.

The actual amount of data is so vast that apparently it took three years of wireless satellite transfer, 24-7, at very high bandwidth, to get it all.

The "USB stick" story is a pleasant distraction from the truth.

All the deeper data is being collated and packaged. It will apparently be dropped on the net. And it will quickly be the end of the Cabal.

Although it may happen in stages, within this data will be epic disclosures about the "space program" that will blow away almost everyone's data who has ever been in the public eye as a UFO researcher -- by leaps and bounds.

Although people I care about could get hurt by my mentioning this at all, it does feel right to move forward and share this with you.

Since "no one will believe it anyway," at least not until the documents come out, what difference should it make?

TONIGHT'S SHOW IS ALSO A VERY PROUD DEBUT

I am very proud to also be officially announcing my new show, DISCLOSURE, on Gaiam TV.

There are already two episodes posted -- interviews I conducted with Graham Hancock and John Anthony West, two of the top scholars in the field of ancient civilizations.

We've been developing this show and interviewing the best people for almost a year now -- but we had to wait until everything was in proper position to launch.

We have interviews coming up with luminaries such as Robert Bauval, Andrew Collins, Laird Scranton, Rupert Sheldrake, Rich Dolan and many more.

Now, if you are a subscriber to Gaiam TV, you can catch a new half hour of Wisdom Teachings every Monday, and a new half hour of Disclosure every Thursday.

It takes a lot of work to host, produce and develop two weekly shows -- not to mention that I am also in almost every episode of Ancient Aliens and also contribute heavily in the research department.

In the future, if insiders want to come forward and be in the show, we now have a quality production that will allow this to happen.

GAIAM TV HAS IMPROVED BY LEAPS AND BOUNDS

Millions have been spent getting Gaiam TV to be the best it can be as a streaming video network.

There are countless hurdles, and the field has become vastly more competitive, making it almost impossible to succeed, since Gaiam got involved in 2011.

In the early days we had some problems with people needing to have Silverlight installed on their computers, and also there were occasional buffering issues.

Now all of that stuff has been worked out, and it is a well-oiled machine. You can get a Roku 3 box for a hundred bucks, new, and watch it on your big-screen TV.

I now have a really cool "mothership" set -- a significant upgrade from the original -- and the picture quality is excellent.

I have already transformed a significant amount of my very best conference material, that people used to pay 295 to see on a 16-hour weekend, into these 100-plus half-hour episodes.

I find it almost impossible to see a movie or TV show anymore that isn't painful, jarring and upsetting to watch -- but I am very proud of the quality of these shows.

EXCLUSIVE OFFER FOR OUR DEBUT: WATCH ALL YOU WANT FOR A MONTH, SPEND ONLY A BUCK!

To help launch the show, Gaiam has created a one-time offer that works for everyone who clicks on this link:

www.gaiamtv.com/david99

If you sign up between now and Monday, March 2nd, you can watch as much as you want, for a month, and spend only 99 cents.

There are no cancellation fees or hidden charges whatsoever. It is quick and easy to cancel if you decide to.

If you choose to stay on, the price is comparable to other streaming video services at 9.95 a month -- and that gets you an all-access pass to everything.

It has been a wonderful thing for me to be forced to produce so much content to keep the show going -- and to finally have a steady job!

It's a lot of work to produce two weekly shows, but I have been able to do it in a way that provides consistent quality and amazement -- and have at least another year's worth of material ready to produce.

I have expanded way beyond everything I covered in my books and conferences as a result.

Many of the things I shared in passing are explained in much more detail. I really had to "drop the ego" and just trust that it was OK to release all of this material at such a low cost.

It has taken time, but as the "tree" keeps shaking, a wealth of material is appearing as gift-wrapped presents, all shiny and colorful!
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Janet Yellen Is Freaking Out About "Audit the Fed" – Here Are 100 Reasons Why She Should Be

"#13 The greatest period of economic growth in U.S. history was when there was no central bank."

Via: www.zerohedge.com/news/2015...-should-be

Submitted by Michael Snyder via The End of The American Dream blog: endoftheamericandream.com/archi...uld-be

Janet Yellen is very alarmed that some members of Congress want to conduct a comprehensive audit of the Federal Reserve for the first time since it was created. If the Fed is doing everything correctly, why should Yellen be alarmed? What does she have to hide?

During testimony before Congress on Tuesday, she made “central bank independence” sound like it was the holy grail. Even though every other government function is debated politically in this country, Yellen insists that what the Federal Reserve does is “too important” to be influenced by the American people. Does any other government agency ever dare to make that claim?

But of course the Federal Reserve is not a government agency. It is a private banking cartel that has far more power over our money and our economy than anyone else does. And later on in this article I am going to share with you dozens of reasons why Congress should shut it down.

The immense power wielded by the Federal Reserve is clearly demonstrated whenever Janet Yellen speaks publicly. On Tuesday, her comments about interest rates sent stocks to brand new record highs…

Yellen, in her semi-annual testimony before the Senate banking committee, used a word familiar to investors when she reiterated that the central bank will be “patient” on raising interest rates for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis. Traders took that as a sign that interest rates would remain unchanged until autumn.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 92.35 points (0.5%) to 18,209.19, while the Standard & Poors 500 gained 5.82 points (0.3%) to 2,115.48, both eclipsing Friday’s record closes.

But Yellen was also unusually defensive on Tuesday. The “Audit the Fed” bill that is being sponsored by Rand Paul (among others) has her really freaked out. The following comes from the Hill…

Appearing before the Senate Banking Committee, Yellen was on the defensive, as Republicans questioned how the Fed conducts monetary policy and Democrats put forward ideas for getting tougher on Wall Street.

In the midst of all of it, Yellen generally argued the Fed was designed as an independent entity for a reason — and it would be best not to change it.

“Central bank independence in conducting monetary policy is considered a best practice for central banks around the world,” she said. “Academic studies, I think, establish beyond the shadow of a doubt that independent central banks perform better.”

In fact, she went so far as to mention the “Audit the Fed” bill by name…

A GOP-controlled Congress has given the bill its best chances yet of passage, and that renewed interest led Yellen to deliver her most spirited opposition yet.

“I want to be completely clear,” she said. “I strongly oppose Audit the Fed.”

Yellen argued the audit measure would allow politicians to second-guess the Fed’s decisions, which, in turn, would weaken the central bank. And the ultimate victim of that process, she said, would be the U.S. economy.

So what is she so concerned about?

We are all accountable to someone.

What is so wrong about the Federal Reserve being accountable to Congress?

Why can’t we find out what is really going on inside the Fed?

And of course it isn’t just Yellen that is freaking out. Just consider these comments from Richard Fisher, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas…

“It is always politically convenient to make something sound mysterious, if not malevolent, by claiming it is opaque,” Fisher said in a speech to the Economic Club of New York that is part of an effort by Fed officials to fight the legislation.

“My suspicion is that many of those in Congress calling for ‘auditing’ the Fed are really sheep in wolves’ clothing,” he said. “Having proven themselves unable to cobble together with colleagues a working fiscal policy or to construct a regulatory regime that incentivizes rather than discourages investment and job creation — in other words, failed at their own job — they simply find it convenient to create a bogeyman out of an entity that does its job efficiently.”

Obviously this is a very, very touchy subject over at the Fed.

It is quite clear that they do not want the rest of us to be able to see what they are really up to.

And the truth is that if the American people really did know how the Federal Reserve works and what it has been doing behind closed doors, most Americans would want it shut down tomorrow.

At the end of the day, the reality of the matter is that we don’t even need a Federal Reserve. I really like how David Stockman made this point the other day…

At the end of the day, American capitalism does not need recycled political hacks like Jerome H. Powell or clueless school marms like Janet Yellen to thrive. If we need a Fed at all, it is the one designed by Carter Glass 100 years ago. That is, a “bankers bank” that was intended to provide standby liquidity at a penalty spread above the free market interest rate in consideration for good collateral originating from inventory and receivables in the real economy.

Under that arrangement, there would be no monetary central planning or pointless attempts to manage the level of GDP, the number of new jobs, the rate of housing starts, the fluctuations of the CPI or the amplitudes of the business cycle. There would also be no pegging of the money market rate, no helping hand for Wall Street gamblers, no cheap debt to enable profligate politicians to kick-the-can down the road indefinitely.

In short, what the nation really needs is not an “independent” Fed, but one that is shackled to a narrow and market-driven liquidity function. The rest of its current remit is nothing more than the self-serving aggrandizement of the apparatchiks who run it; and who have now managed to turn the nation’s vital money and capital markets into dangerous, unstable casinos, and the nations savers into indentured servants of a bloated and wasteful banking system.

The Federal Reserve has been around for just over a hundred years, and it has done an absolutely abysmal job for the American people.

I want to share with you some facts and figures that I have shared before, but they bear repeating. Please share this list of 100 reasons why the Federal Reserve should be shut down with everyone that you know…

#1 We like to think that we have a government “of the people, by the people, for the people”, but the truth is that an unelected, unaccountable group of central planners has far more power over our economy than anyone else in our society does.

#2 The Federal Reserve is actually “independent” of the government. In fact, the Federal Reserve has argued vehemently in federal court that it is “not an agency” of the federal government and therefore not subject to the Freedom of Information Act.

#3 The Federal Reserve openly admits that the 12 regional Federal Reserve banks are organized “much like private corporations“.

#4 The regional Federal Reserve banks issue shares of stock to the “member banks” that own them.

#5 100% of the shareholders of the Federal Reserve are private banks. The U.S. government owns zero shares.

#6 The Federal Reserve is not an agency of the federal government, but it has been given power to regulate our banks and financial institutions. This should not be happening.

#7 According to Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution, the U.S. Congress is the one that is supposed to have the authority to “coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures”. So why is the Federal Reserve doing it?

#8 If you look at a “U.S. dollar”, it actually says “Federal Reserve note” at the top. In the financial world, a “note” is an instrument of debt.

#9 In 1963, President John F. Kennedy issued Executive Order 11110 which authorized the U.S. Treasury to issue “United States notes” which were created by the U.S. government directly and not by the Federal Reserve. He was assassinated shortly thereafter.

#10 Many of the debt-free United States notes issued under President Kennedy are still in circulation today.

#11 The Federal Reserve determines what levels some of the most important interest rates in our system are going to be set at. In a free market system, the free market would determine those interest rates.

#12 The Federal Reserve has become so powerful that it is now known as “the fourth branch of government“.

#13 The greatest period of economic growth in U.S. history was when there was no central bank.

#14 The Federal Reserve was designed to be a perpetual debt machine. The bankers that designed it intended to trap the U.S. government in a perpetual debt spiral from which it could never possibly escape. Since the Federal Reserve was established 100 years ago, the U.S. national debt has gotten more than 5000 times larger.

#15 A permanent federal income tax was established the exact same year that the Federal Reserve was created. This was not a coincidence. In order to pay for all of the government debt that the Federal Reserve would create, a federal income tax was necessary. The whole idea was to transfer wealth from our pockets to the federal government and from the federal government to the bankers.

#16 The period prior to 1913 (when there was no income tax) was the greatest period of economic growth in U.S. history.

#17 Today, the U.S. tax code is about 13 miles long.

#18 From the time that the Federal Reserve was created until now, the U.S. dollar has lost 98 percent of its value.

#19 From the time that President Nixon took us off the gold standard until now, the U.S. dollar has lost 83 percent of its value.

#20 During the 100 years before the Federal Reserve was created, the U.S. economy rarely had any problems with inflation. But since the Federal Reserve was established, the U.S. economy has experienced constant and never ending inflation.

#21 In the century before the Federal Reserve was created, the average annual rate of inflation was about half a percent. In the century since the Federal Reserve was created, the average annual rate of inflation has been about 3.5 percent.

#22 The Federal Reserve has stripped the middle class of trillions of dollars of wealth through the hidden tax of inflation.

#23 The size of M1 has nearly doubled since 2008 thanks to the reckless money printing that the Federal Reserve has been doing.

#24 The Federal Reserve has been starting to behave like the Weimar Republic, and we all remember how that ended.

#25 The Federal Reserve has been consistently lying to us about the level of inflation in our economy. If the inflation rate was still calculated the same way that it was back when Jimmy Carter was president, the official rate of inflation would be somewhere between 8 and 10 percent today.

#26 Since the Federal Reserve was created, there have been 18 distinct recessions or depressions: 1918, 1920, 1923, 1926, 1929, 1937, 1945, 1949, 1953, 1958, 1960, 1969, 1973, 1980, 1981, 1990, 2001, 2008.

#27 Within 20 years of the creation of the Federal Reserve, the U.S. economy was plunged into the Great Depression.

#28 The Federal Reserve created the conditions that caused the stock market crash of 1929, and even Ben Bernanke admits that the response by the Fed to that crisis made the Great Depression even worse than it should have been.

#29 The “easy money” policies of former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan set the stage for the great financial crisis of 2008.

#30 Without the Federal Reserve, the “subprime mortgage meltdown” would probably never have happened.

#31 If you can believe it, there have been 10 different economic recessions since 1950. The Federal Reserve created the “dotcom bubble”, the Federal Reserve created the “housing bubble” and now it has created the largest bond bubble in the history of the planet.

#32 According to an official government report, the Federal Reserve made 16.1 trillion dollars in secret loans to the big banks during the last financial crisis. The following is a list of loan recipients that was taken directly from page 131 of the report…

Citigroup – $2.513 trillion
Morgan Stanley – $2.041 trillion
Merrill Lynch – $1.949 trillion
Bank of America – $1.344 trillion
Barclays PLC – $868 billion
Bear Sterns – $853 billion
Goldman Sachs – $814 billion
Royal Bank of Scotland – $541 billion
JP Morgan Chase – $391 billion
Deutsche Bank – $354 billion
UBS – $287 billion
Credit Suisse – $262 billion
Lehman Brothers – $183 billion
Bank of Scotland – $181 billion
BNP Paribas – $175 billion
Wells Fargo – $159 billion
Dexia – $159 billion
Wachovia – $142 billion
Dresdner Bank – $135 billion
Societe Generale – $124 billion
“All Other Borrowers” – $2.639 trillion

#33 The Federal Reserve also paid those big banks $659.4 million in “fees” to help “administer” those secret loans.

#34 During the last financial crisis, big European banks were allowed to borrow an “unlimited” amount of money from the Federal Reserve at ultra-low interest rates.

#35 The “easy money” policies of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke have created the largest financial bubble this nation has ever seen, and this has set the stage for the great financial crisis that we are rapidly approaching.

#36 Since late 2008, the size of the Federal Reserve balance sheet has grown from less than a trillion dollars to more than 4 trillion dollars. This is complete and utter insanity.

#37 During the quantitative easing era, the value of the financial securities that the Fed has accumulated is greater than the total amount of publicly held debt that the U.S. government accumulated from the presidency of George Washington through the end of the presidency of Bill Clinton.

#38 Overall, the Federal Reserve now holds more than 32 percent of all 10 year equivalents.

#39 Quantitative easing creates financial bubbles, and when quantitative easing ends those bubbles tend to deflate rapidly.

#40 Most of the new money created by quantitative easing has ended up in the hands of the very wealthy.

#41 According to a prominent Federal Reserve insider, quantitative easing has been one giant “subsidy” for Wall Street banks.

#42 As one CNBC article stated, we are seeing absolutely rampant inflation in “stocks and bonds and art and Ferraris“.

#43 Donald Trump once made the following statement about quantitative easing: “People like me will benefit from this.”

#44 Most people have never heard about this, but a very interesting study conducted for the Bank of England shows that quantitative easing actually increases the gap between the wealthy and the poor.

#45 The gap between the top one percent and the rest of the country is now the greatest that it has been since the 1920s.

#46 The mainstream media has sold quantitative easing to the American public as an “economic stimulus program”, but the truth is that the percentage of Americans that have a job has actually gone down since quantitative easing first began.

#47 The Federal Reserve is supposed to be able to guide the nation toward “full employment”, but the reality of the matter is that an all-time record 102 million working age Americans do not have a job right now. That number has risen by about 27 million since the year 2000.

#48 For years, the projections of economic growth by the Federal Reserve have consistently overstated the strength of the U.S. economy. But every single time, the mainstream media continues to report that these numbers are “reliable” even though all they actually represent is wishful thinking.

#49 The Federal Reserve system fuels the growth of government, and the growth of government fuels the growth of the Federal Reserve system. Since 1970, federal spending has grown nearly 12 times as rapidly as median household income has.

#50 The Federal Reserve is supposed to look out for the health of all U.S. banks, but the truth is that they only seem to be concerned about the big ones. In 1985, there were more than 18,000 banks in the United States. Today, there are only 6,891 left.

#51 The six largest banks in the United States (JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley) have collectively gotten 37 percent larger over the past five years.

#52 The U.S. banking system has 14.4 trillion dollars in total assets. The six largest banks now account for 67 percent of those assets and all of the other banks account for only 33 percent of those assets.

#53 The five largest banks now account for 42 percent of all loans in the United States.

#54 We were told that the purpose of quantitative easing is to help “stimulate the economy”, but today the Federal Reserve is actually paying the big banks not to lend out 1.8 trillion dollars in “excess reserves” that they have parked at the Fed.

#55 The Federal Reserve has allowed an absolutely gigantic derivatives bubble to inflate which could destroy our financial system at any moment. Right now, four of the “too big to fail” banks each have total exposure to derivatives that is well in excess of 40 trillion dollars.

#56 The total exposure that Goldman Sachs has to derivatives contracts is more than 381 times greater than their total assets.

#57 Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has a track record of failure that would make the Chicago Cubs look good.

#58 The secret November 1910 gathering at Jekyll Island, Georgia during which the plan for the Federal Reserve was hatched was attended by U.S. Senator Nelson W. Aldrich, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Department A.P. Andrews and a whole host of representatives from the upper crust of the Wall Street banking establishment.

#59 The Federal Reserve was created by the big Wall Street banks and for the benefit of the big Wall Street banks.

#60 In 1913, Congress was promised that if the Federal Reserve Act was passed that it would eliminate the business cycle.

#61 There has never been a true comprehensive audit of the Federal Reserve since it was created back in 1913.

#62 The Federal Reserve system has been described as “the biggest Ponzi scheme in the history of the world“.

#63 The following comes directly from the Fed’s official mission statement: “To provide the nation with a safer, more flexible, and more stable monetary and financial system.” Without a doubt, the Federal Reserve has failed in those tasks dramatically.

#64 The Fed decides what the target rate of inflation should be, what the target rate of unemployment should be and what the size of the money supply is going to be. This is quite similar to the “central planning” that goes on in communist nations, but very few people in our government seem upset by this.

#65 A couple of years ago, Federal Reserve officials walked into one bank in Oklahoma and demanded that they take down all the Bible verses and all the Christmas buttons that the bank had been displaying.

#66 The Federal Reserve has taken some other very frightening steps in recent years. For example, back in 2011 the Federal Reserve announced plans to identify “key bloggers” and to monitor “billions of conversations” about the Fed on Facebook, Twitter, forums and blogs. Someone at the Fed will almost certainly end up reading this article.

#67 Thanks to this endless debt spiral that we are trapped in, a massive amount of money is transferred out of our pockets and into the pockets of the ultra-wealthy each year. Incredibly, the U.S. government spent more than 415 billion dollars just on interest on the national debt in 2013.

#68 In January 2000, the average rate of interest on the government’s marketable debt was 6.620 percent. If we got back to that level today, we would be paying more than a trillion dollars a year just in interest on the national debt and it would collapse our entire financial system.

#69 The American people are being killed by compound interest but most of them don’t even understand what it is. Albert Einstein once made the following statement about compound interest…

“Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it … he who doesn’t … pays it.”

#70 Most Americans have absolutely no idea where money comes from. The truth is that the Federal Reserve just creates it out of thin air. The following is how I have previously described how money is normally created by the Fed in our system…

When the U.S. government decides that it wants to spend another billion dollars that it does not have, it does not print up a billion dollars.

Rather, the U.S. government creates a bunch of U.S. Treasury bonds (debt) and takes them over to the Federal Reserve.

The Federal Reserve creates a billion dollars out of thin air and exchanges them for the U.S. Treasury bonds.

#71 What does the Federal Reserve do with those U.S. Treasury bonds? They end up getting auctioned off to the highest bidder. But this entire process actually creates more debt than it does money…

The U.S. Treasury bonds that the Federal Reserve receives in exchange for the money it has created out of nothing are auctioned off through the Federal Reserve system.

But wait.

There is a problem.

Because the U.S. government must pay interest on the Treasury bonds, the amount of debt that has been created by this transaction is greater than the amount of money that has been created.

So where will the U.S. government get the money to pay that debt?

Well, the theory is that we can get money to circulate through the economy really, really fast and tax it at a high enough rate that the government will be able to collect enough taxes to pay the debt.

But that never actually happens, does it?

And the creators of the Federal Reserve understood this as well. They understood that the U.S. government would not have enough money to both run the government and service the national debt. They knew that the U.S. government would have to keep borrowing even more money in an attempt to keep up with the game.

#72 Of course the U.S. government could actually create money and spend it directly into the economy without the Federal Reserve being involved at all. But then we wouldn’t be 17 trillion dollars in debt and that wouldn’t serve the interests of the bankers at all.

#73 The following is what Thomas Edison once had to say about our absolutely insane debt-based financial system…

That is to say, under the old way any time we wish to add to the national wealth we are compelled to add to the national debt.

Now, that is what Henry Ford wants to prevent. He thinks it is stupid, and so do I, that for the loan of $30,000,000 of their own money the people of the United States should be compelled to pay $66,000,000 — that is what it amounts to, with interest. People who will not turn a shovelful of dirt nor contribute a pound of material will collect more money from the United States than will the people who supply the material and do the work. That is the terrible thing about interest.

In all our great bond issues the interest is always greater than the principal. All of the great public works cost more than twice the actual cost, on that account. Under the present system of doing business we simply add 120 to 150 per cent, to the stated cost.

But here is the point: If our nation can issue a dollar bond, it can issue a dollar bill. The element that makes the bond good makes the bill good.

#74 The United States now has the largest national debt in the history of the world, and we are stealing roughly 100 million dollars from our children and our grandchildren every single hour of every single day in a desperate attempt to keep the debt spiral going.

#75 Thomas Jefferson once stated that if he could add just one more amendment to the U.S. Constitution it would be a ban on all government borrowing…

I wish it were possible to obtain a single amendment to our Constitution. I would be willing to depend on that alone for the reduction of the administration of our government to the genuine principles of its Constitution; I mean an additional article, taking from the federal government the power of borrowing.

#76 At this moment, the U.S. national debt is sitting at $18,141,409,083,212.36. If we had followed the advice of Thomas Jefferson, it would be sitting at zero.

#77 When the Federal Reserve was first established, the U.S. national debt was sitting at about 2.9 billion dollars. On average, we have been adding more than that to the national debt every single day since Obama has been in the White House.

#78 We are on pace to accumulate more new debt under the 8 years of the Obama administration than we did under all of the other presidents in all of U.S. history combined.

#79 If all of the new debt that has been accumulated since John Boehner became Speaker of the House had been given directly to the American people instead, every household in America would have been able to buy a new truck.

#80 Between 2008 and 2012, U.S. government debt grew by 60.7 percent, but U.S. GDP only grew by a total of about 8.5 percent during that entire time period.

#81 Since 2007, the U.S. debt to GDP ratio has increased from 66.6 percent to 101.6 percent.

#82 According to the U.S. Treasury, foreigners hold approximately 5.6 trillion dollars of our debt.

#83 The amount of U.S. government debt held by foreigners is about 5 times larger than it was just a decade ago.

#84 As I have written about previously, if the U.S. national debt was reduced to a stack of one dollar bills it would circle the earth at the equator 45 times.

#85 If Bill Gates gave every single penny of his entire fortune to the U.S. government, it would only cover the U.S. budget deficit for 15 days.

#86 Sometimes we forget just how much money a trillion dollars is. If you were alive when Jesus Christ was born and you spent one million dollars every single day since that point, you still would not have spent one trillion dollars by now.

#87 If right this moment you went out and started spending one dollar every single second, it would take you more than 31,000 years to spend one trillion dollars.

#88 In addition to all of our debt, the U.S. government has also accumulated more than 200 trillion dollars in unfunded liabilities. So where in the world will all of that money come from?

#89 The greatest damage that quantitative easing has been causing to our economy is the fact that it is destroying worldwide faith in the U.S. dollar and in U.S. debt. If the rest of the world stops using our dollars and stops buying our debt, we are going to be in a massive amount of trouble.

#90 Over the past several years, the Federal Reserve has been monetizing a staggering amount of U.S. government debt even though Ben Bernanke once promised that he would never do this.

#91 China recently announced that they are going to quit stockpiling more U.S. dollars. If the Federal Reserve was not recklessly printing money, this would probably not have happened.

#92 Most Americans have no idea that one of our most famous presidents was absolutely obsessed with getting rid of central banking in the United States. The following is a February 1834 quote by President Andrew Jackson about the evils of central banking…

I too have been a close observer of the doings of the Bank of the United States. I have had men watching you for a long time, and am convinced that you have used the funds of the bank to speculate in the breadstuffs of the country. When you won, you divided the profits amongst you, and when you lost, you charged it to the Bank. You tell me that if I take the deposits from the Bank and annul its charter I shall ruin ten thousand families. That may be true, gentlemen, but that is your sin! Should I let you go on, you will ruin fifty thousand families, and that would be my sin! You are a den of vipers and thieves. I have determined to rout you out and, by the Eternal, (bringing his fist down on the table) I will rout you out.

#93 There are plenty of possible alternative financial systems, but at this point all 187 nations that belong to the IMF have a central bank. Are we supposed to believe that this is just some sort of a bizarre coincidence?

#94 The capstone of the global central banking system is an organization known as the Bank for International Settlements. The following is how I described this organization in a previous article…

An immensely powerful international organization that most people have never even heard of secretly controls the money supply of the entire globe. It is called the Bank for International Settlements, and it is the central bank of central banks. It is located in Basel, Switzerland, but it also has branches in Hong Kong and Mexico City. It is essentially an unelected, unaccountable central bank of the world that has complete immunity from taxation and from national laws. Even Wikipedia admits that “it is not accountable to any single national government.” The Bank for International Settlements was used to launder money for the Nazis during World War II, but these days the main purpose of the BIS is to guide and direct the centrally-planned global financial system. Today, 58 global central banks belong to the BIS, and it has far more power over how the U.S. economy (or any other economy for that matter) will perform over the course of the next year than any politician does. Every two months, the central bankers of the world gather in Basel for another “Global Economy Meeting”. During those meetings, decisions are made which affect every man, woman and child on the planet, and yet none of us have any say in what goes on. The Bank for International Settlements is an organization that was founded by the global elite and it operates for the benefit of the global elite, and it is intended to be one of the key cornerstones of the emerging one world economic system.

#95 The borrower is the servant of the lender, and the Federal Reserve has turned all of us into debt slaves.

#96 Debt is a form of social control, and the global elite use all of this debt to dominate all the rest of us. 40 years ago, the total amount of debt in our system (all government debt, all business debt, all consumer debt, etc.) was sitting at about 2 trillion dollars. Today, the grand total exceeds 56 trillion dollars.

#97 Unless something dramatic is done, our children and our grandchildren will be debt slaves for their entire lives as they service our debts and pay for our mistakes.

#98 Now that you know this information, you are responsible for doing something about it.

#99 Congress has the power to shut down the Federal Reserve any time that it would like. But right now most of our politicians fully endorse the current system, and nothing is ever going to happen until the American people start demanding change.

#100 The design of the Federal Reserve system was flawed from the very beginning. If something is not done very rapidly, it is inevitable that our entire financial system is going to suffer an absolutely nightmarish collapse.
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TEPCO Admits Delaying Report of Major Radiation Leak into the Pacific Ocean for 10 Months

Via: www.zerohedge.com/news/2015...-10-months

While faith in Japanese 'economics' is starting to falter (borne out by the split in the BoJ and endless macro data disappointments), trust in TEPCO and its governmental operators must be about to hit a new record low. Having promised and given up on the ice-wall strategy to stop radioactive water leaking into the ocean, Bloomberg reports TEPCO officials have admitted that it’s investigating the cause of a spike in radiation levels (23,000 becquerels/liter vs the legal limit of 90) in drainage water that it believes subsequently leaked into the Pacific ocean from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant. The bigger problem, as NBC reports, TEPCO failed to report the leak for 10 months!

The radioactivity increase was 'reported' on Sunday, the company said in an e-mail yesterday, and as Bloomberg reports,

No workers were exposed and tests of radiation levels in sea water in the port adjacent to the plant showed no significant increase, the company said.

Ocean water tests will be increased to daily sampling from weekly as it investigates the leak, it added.

Rainwater is believed to have become contaminated through contact with radioactive substances and then flowed into drainage ditches, a spokesperson for the Tokyo-based company said today by phone, asking not to be named because of company policy. The company is unable to estimate the size of the radioactive water leak, the person said.

Tepco, as the company is known, detected 23,000 becquerels per liter of cesium 137, from rainwater accumulated on the roof of the No. 2 reactor building, the utility said yesterday in a statement. The legal limit for releasing cesium 137 is 90 becquerels per liter.

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Tepco has had repeated failures in stemming radioactive water leaks at the plant since it had three reactor meltdowns almost four years ago following an earthquake and tsunami.

But the fact that a massively radioactive leak occurred is not the worst of it.. As NBC News reports,

The operator of Japan's tsunami-stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant admitted it failed to report a radioactive rainwater leak from the facility for about 10 months.

The company noticed a spike in radiation levels in the plant's drainage system, particularly after rainfall, in April, according to a Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) official who spoke at a televised press conference on Tuesday.

"This was part of an ongoing investigation in which we discovered a water puddle with high levels of radiation on top of the Reactor No. 2 building, and because this also happens to be one of the sources for this drainage system, we decided to report everything all at once," the unnamed official said to explain why the findings weren't reported immediately.

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The governor of Fukushima Prefecture Masao Uchibori criticized TEPCO's withholding of information.

"It is extremely regrettable the swift release of information and the importance of that awareness — these basic things were not carried out," he said in comments carried by Nippon TV.

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Good luck at The Olympics... though we suspect it will be hard to run in a lead vest!
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I Drank Warm Honey Lemon Water Every Morning for a Year--Here’s What Happened

Via: www.elephantjournal.com/2015/0...ppened/

Via Crystal Davis on Feb 19, 2015

Until a few years ago, honey and lemon drinks were something I bought in a packet from the chemist when in the death-throes of a full blown flu.

Naturally, those little packets didn’t help much, so I was skeptical when I started this whole crazy challenge.

Of course, drinking real lemon juice and proper honey in warm water is a totally different experience, and with all the hype around it I embarked on a 12 month quest to see if it really was as miraculous as the trend says.

I am pleased to report I am thoroughly converted, and here is why.

1. I have not had a cold, flu or gastro illness in the entire year.

Literally. On reflection, this actually blows my mind. All of my life I’ve been a serial tonsillitis-getter, and always seemed to pick up whatever was going around. With a large family, including lots of little ones, there is always someone around who has the latest bug. I am happy to report I no longer catch them, even when it rips through the rest of the gang.

Confession: there were days I skipped totally, and though I have felt very early signs of sickness sometimes (too many sneezes in a day, run down, extra tired, suspicious tummy rumblings) nothing at all has materialised. Sure I’ve had tired days and a few headaches, but nothing to write home about.

As soon as I got back on the regime these stopped happening, and I now absolutely swear by honey/lemon—to the point I‘ve become prematurely old-aged and carry them both in my bag when I stay at friend’s places or hotels. (Should I be worried I’m also proud of this?)

2. I no longer need coffee and have become a {gasp} morning person.

The zing I get from lemon and honey first thing in the morning has become something I crave, and doesn’t leave me with headaches or the dreaded caffeine comedown. I also have more energy for longer and am quicker to smile in the a.m.

It used to take me at least an hour to open my second eye and stop grunting at people like a cavewoman, but I’m now annoying the people that love me in new and wonderful ways like throwing deep philosophical questions at them as I bound into the kitchen. I’ll need to find a new challenge soon though if I am to keep them on their toes.

3. The people around me are becoming more healthy—the biggest reward.


So this has taken the longest: to convince my family that honey and lemon can help them prevent some of their man-flu incidents.

But after playing nurse and administering my magic potion to them when they are at their most desperate, they can finally see its benefits. “Whoa! That helped straight away!” never gets old and reminds me to keep going every morning so I don’t suffer the indignities of needing to be three feet from a toilet at all times, or running through a box of tissues an hour.

It’s such a lovely feeling to know that I can help my loved ones feel more well through something so simple and available. I have become some kind of one-trick uber-nurse, and that’s awesome.

My Recipe:

I generally use the juice of half a fresh lemon, and a decent teaspoon of organic, raw unheated honey in a standard mug with freshly boiled water that has cooled a little (but still hot enough to melt the honey). I then add a splash of cold so I can drink immediately in one go to rehydrate me as soon as I wake.

However, it does depend on the lemon and the honey, some lemons are juicier or more sour and some honeys more sweet, so experimenting is important! Also half a lemon may be too intense to start, my family uses a quarter.

Why does it work? Well, according to websites thehealthsite.com and Underground Health, there are at least nine major benefits to drinking warm honey lemon water every morning. But I’ll list my favourites here:

Keeps you regular and protects from UTIs

Because this mixture when taken first thing in the morning stimulates the digestive system, as well as hydrating the colon and more, honey lemon water keeps constipation at bay. It also acts as a diuretic, cleansing the urinary tract and ensuring no urinary tract infections. I can certainly verify this one!

Improves digestion

Every part of this drink aids in the digestive process; lemons assist your liver in producing more bile so you can break down complex foods better and use the good stuff from your meals. Honey is antibacterial which protects you from any infections you might have. It also helps with the production of mucus in the stomach, helping to flush out toxins. For this reason, it also assists with healthy weight balance.

Makes you glow with health and beauty

Lemon has many benefits for skin, but it also helps purify the blood as well as aiding in the production of new blood cells that act as cleaning agents. The water and honey create a restorative, antibacterial and collagen boosting powerhouse for your skin too.

So there you have it, my verdict is overwhelming positive and I highly, thoroughly recommend it. Plus it’s freakin’ delicious.

Disclaimer: I have become incredibly fussy about which honey and which lemons I use, and can see that makes all the difference. I am blessed to live in the pristine Tasmania, Australia where I source raw, unheated honey and organic lemons from the trees of my neighbours. When I am desperate and resort to supermarket lemons and honey, the result is not the same (it just tastes like fake sugary lemony yumminess).

Proper honey and healthily grown lemons are the key.

As well as a big handbag to carry them everywhere.

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Relephant:

The 2 Week Lemon Water Challenge.

Cold & Flu Ginger Turmeric Tonic.

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Bonus: the right kind of honey.



Author: Crystal Davis

Editor: Travis May

Photo: Pixabay

About Crystal Davis

Crystal Davis is an author-poetess, Access Consciousness BARS™ Practitioner, Holotropic Breathwork explorer and honey tea-drinker. She loves the sight, sound, and sizzle of words, impromptu lounge room dance parties, and feelings that are too big for her body. Connect with more of her via her website, Facebook or Instagram.

More details on the information in this article can be found in Crystal’s short ebook Honey & Lemon: Health Doesn’t Have to be Hard.

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Antiretroviral Drug Used to Treat HIV Also Reduces Transmission Risk by 86% in M2M Sex, New Study Says

Via: america.aljazeera.com/article...msm.html

An antiretroviral drug used to treat HIV is also highly effective at preventing the virus’ transmission if taken while engaging in risky sexual activity, according to study results released this week. Researchers from University College London (UCL) and Public Health England found that Truvada, an antiretroviral drug already used to treat HIV, reduced the risk of transmitting the disease by 86 percent among men who have sex with men (MSM).

Drugs such as Truvada, when taken before HIV is transmitted in a practice called pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), have been shown to reduce HIV infections among MSM in controlled experiments. But the researchers wanted to know if PrEP could have the same effect in a real-world situation, and whether it might alter sexual behavior.

Starting in 2012, researchers gave Truvada to 545 men recruited from 13 United Kingdom health clinics. All of the men had recently had sex with other men without using a condom, and reported that they were likely to do so again in the future. Some were given the drug immediately, and others took it after a year so that researchers could compare results.

In the first year of the study there were just three new HIV infections among the men who began taking Truvada immediately, and 19 in the group who deferred the treatment for a year, researchers found. They said the 86 percent decrease in transmission risk is the highest that has ever been reported in a PrEP study.

“These results are extremely exciting and show PrEP is highly effective at preventing HIV infection in the real world,” Sheena McCormack, a clinical epidemiology professor at UCL and the lead author of the study, said in a statement. Researchers presented their results on Tuesday at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Seattle.

"These results show there is a need for PrEP, and offer hope of reversing the epidemic among men who have sex with men in this country,” McCormack said.

In another study presented at the same conference, MSM in France and Canada who took PrEP immediately before and after sex were also 86 percent less likely to get HIV, according to researchers from the University of Paris Diderot and Montreal University Health Center.

“These new results are a significant breakthrough in advancing efforts to provide effective HIV prevention options to men who have sex with men,” said Michel Sidibé, executive director of the United Nations AIDS agency UNAIDS, in a statement. “The results are timely and important and will advance global efforts to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.”

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said that as many as 275,000 uninfected gay men could benefit from PrEP, as could some 140,000 heterosexual couples in which one partner is HIV-infected.

In 2014, the CDC recommended that health care workers prescribe PrEP to healthy people who are at risk of getting HIV, whether they are having sex without condoms or using intravenous drugs.

More than 1.2 million people in the U.S. have HIV, and about 500,000 people are newly infected each year, according to the CDC.
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Washington DC Set to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

See also: Jamaica Decriminalizes Marijuana, Adding to International Trend
america.aljazeera.com/article...ana.html

Via: america.aljazeera.com/article...gal.html

Recreational marijuana use will become legal in the nation’s capital on Thursday unless Congress makes a last-minute move to block the initiative. The measure, approved by voters in November, permits the possession of a small amount of pot for home use by adults over 21 in Washington, D.C.

Mayor Muriel Bowser this week announced the city's plans to move forward with the initiative, despite an attempt by Congress in December to block it. City officials believe they have the legal authority to proceed because the measure was enacted before Congress tried to intervene.

The law, known as Initiative 71, allows possession of up to two ounces of marijuana and six pot plants. It also allows the gift of up to one ounce (28.4 grams) of pot, but the initiative has no provision for sales. Initiative 71 also legalizes the possession of drug paraphernalia, including "bongs, cigarette rolling papers and cigar wrappers," according to the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C.

But the police department said individuals could still be arrested for selling any amount of marijuana to another individual, or for "smoking, eating or drinking marijuana ... in any public space" or "selling any amount of marijuana to another person."

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Utah Republican, sent a letter to Mayor Muriel Bowser late Tuesday asking her to reconsider moving forward with legalization, The Associated press reported. Chaffetz chairs the House Oversight Committee, which has authority over the District of Columbia’s government.

Congress in December approved language that appeared to block the initiative, but District leaders argued that they could still legalize pot because the initiative was enacted before Congress took action. Chaffetz said that interpretation is wrong, and that legalizing pot on Thursday as Bowser plans would be clearly illegal.

"If you decide to move forward tomorrow with the legalization of marijuana in the District, you will be doing so in knowing and willful violation of the law," Chaffetz said in his letter.

A key argument of the referendum, which was approved by 65 percent of District voters, was that marijuana laws unfairly victimized black people in Washington, who represent about half the city's population.

"This is a significant milestone in the movement for racial justice, civil liberties, and drug policy reform," Malik Burnett, D.C. policy manager at the pro-legalization Drug Policy Alliance, said in a statement. "The racially-biased enforcement of marijuana laws in the nation’s capital is officially a relic of history."

Al Jazeera and wire services
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Five Fruits That Stop Cancer

Via: alignlife.com/articles/fi...-stop-cancer

(Health Secrets) Scientists have discovered five fruits that stop cancer. Each has a specific cancer fighting component that shrinks tumors, and keeps cancer cells from proliferating. Unlike the drugs of mainstream cancer treatment, these components are not specific to one form of cancer, but are able to treat many forms of cancer successfully.

Pineapple – Bromelain, a proteolytic enzyme, is the key cancer fighting component in pineapple. Scientists at the University of Oxford in the U.K. have found bromelain shrinks tumors through its ability to dissolve fibrin, the protein based defense shield that protects cancerous tumors. Once that shield is stripped away, the immune system can easily eliminate them.

Bromelain has the ability to modulate key pathways that support malignancy. This anti-cancer activity consists of direct impact on cancer cells and their micro-environments, as well as strengthening the immune system, reducing inflammation, and altering the hemostatic system, making it more difficult for tumors to set up and maintain a blood supply.

Bromelain is able to normalize breast cancer cells to the point where they die on schedule in a process known as apoptosis, according to scientists at the Goodwin Institute for Cancer Research in Florida. Cancer cells are only a threat when they refuse to die.

Scientists at the Indian Institute of Toxicology Research have also reported the anti-inflammatory, anti-invasive and anti-metastatic properties of bromelain. In mice studies they found that pre-treatment with bromelain resulted in a reduction in cumulative number of tumors and in average number of tumors per mouse. Reduction in tumor volume was a whopping 65%. Bromelain resulted in up-regulation of the anti-cancer gene p53. These scientists concluded that bromelain is protective of DNA formation, and able to prevent inappropriate cell signaling cascades.

Papaya – Papaya, also known as Paw Paw, is a potent cancer fighter that is highly effective against breast and prostate cancers, as well as other cancers. Papaya contains another proteolytic enzymes known as papain. Like bromelain, papain is able to digest and destroy the defense shields of tumors, rendering them defenseless to the immune system.

Recent research has found that papaya can stop the growth of breast and prostate cancer cells, halt metastasis, and normalize the cell cycle.

Scientists studied 14 plant foods commonly consumed in Mexico to determine their ability to stop breast cancer cell growth. They evaluated levels of beta-carotene, total plant phenolics, gallic acid content, and antioxidant capacity. They found that of all the plants tested, only papaya had a significant effect on stopping breast cancer cell growth.

The intense orangey-pink color of papaya means it is chock full of cancer fighting carotenoids, not only beta carotene, but an abundance of lycopene as well. The construction of lycopene makes it highly reactive toward oxygen and free radicals. Scientists at the University of Illinois think this anti-oxidant activity contributes to its effectiveness as a cancer fighting agent. Epidemiological studies have indicated an inverse relationship between lycopene intake and prostate cancer risk. They showed that oral lycopene is highly bioavailable, accumulates in prostate tissue, and is localized in the nucleus of prostate epithelial cells.

Lycopene induces cancer cell death and anti-metastatic activity, and increases levels of protective enzymes. The safety of lycopene has been heavily documented.

Prostate cancer was the subject of a study in Australia that looked at 130 prostate cancer patients and 274 hospitalized controls. The scientists found that men who consumed the most lycopene-rich fruits and vegetables such as papaya were 82% less likely to have prostate cancer.

Organo-sulfur compounds known as isothiocyanates are also found in papaya. Isothiocyanates have shown themselves capable of inhibiting both the formation and development of cancer cells through multiple pathways and mechanisms. In animal experiments, isothiocyanates protected against cancers of the breast, lung, colon, pancreas, and prostate, as well as leukemia, and they have shown the potential to prevent those cancers in humans.

Researchers in Japan clarified the mechanisms of action in a type of isothiocyanate found in papaya known as BITC, that underlies the relationship between cell cycle regulation and appropriate cell death. The researchers established that BITC exerted cancer cell killing effects that were greater in proliferating cells than in quiescent cells. Cancer cells that are proliferating are much more dangerous than cancer cells that are in a state of quiescence.

Dark grapes – Resveratrol is a recently discovered natural cancer medicine found in red and purple grapes. In early 2014, researchers in France found that one of the ways resveratrol works against cancer is by destroying tetraploid cells, fairly common but abnormal cells with two extra chromosomes, which are usually targeted by the immune system. If they escape that targeting, they wind up playing a part in several cancers, including breast and prostate.

The research team used mice bred for high risk of developing intestinal cancer, and who had more tetraploid cells than other mice. When resveratol was given, the number of tetraploid cells decreased, and with it the chances of developing cancer.

Studies at Sloan Kettering and MD Anderson have shown that resveratrol completely turns off the COX-2 driver of inflammation, the driving force for most cancers. It also works directly as an anti-cancer compound. Since its discovery a decade ago, resveratrol has been found to:

Stop the re-growth of cancer stem cells
Show anti-tumor effects with several kinds of cancers
Inhibit human pancreatic stem cells
Show efficacy for prostate cancer treatment
Inhibit cancer cell growth and gene expression
Work with the immune system to inhibit blood supply to cancer cells
Inhibit both estrogen positive and negative breast cancer cells
Show efficacy at preventing breast cancer progression
Increase glutathione levels
Improve survival in gliomas
Repair the cancer fighting p53 gene
Repair DNA
Work in synergy with curcumin and quercetin

Pomegranate – Another recently discovered cancer fighting medicine is ellagic acid found in pomegranates. This fruit has been shown to inhibit both cancer-causing compounds and inhibit cancer cell development and growth.

Recent research has shown that pomegranate selectively inhibits the growth of breast, prostate, colon and lung cancer cells in culture. In preclinical animal studies, oral consumption of pomegranate extract inhibited growth of lung, skin, colon and prostate tumors.

An initial phase II clinical trial of pomegranate juice in patients with prostate cancer reported significant prolongation of prostate specific antigen (PSA) doubling time. PSA is considered a marker for prostate cancer.

Pomegranate is cytotoxic to cancer cells, meaning it kills them. This has been demonstrated in lab tests on several different cell lines. Ten new clinical trials aiming to evaluate pomegranate as a cancer treatment have been registered with the National Institutes of Health. One of particular interest will focus on follicular lymphoma.

A new study of the ability of pomegranate to inhibit breast cancer metastases yielded such upbeat results that the researchers concluded pomegranate may be effective as a general cancer treatment. Researchers applied different concentrations of pomegranate to two separate breast cancer cell lines. One percent juice concentration stopped the growth of cancer cells in both cell lines, while a five percent concentration actually killed a large portion of the cancer cells. Both concentrations suppressed metastasis while not harming normal breast cells.

Berries – Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and strawberries are legendary against cancer. Each of these is loaded with anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer compounds, and they are some of the most nutritionally dense foods known. Like dark grapes, berries are able to decrease the ability of the COX enzyme that powers inflammation, which in turn powers cancer. Among the phenols in berries are anthocyanins, strong antioxidants that protect cell structures from free radical damage. Berries also contain ellagitannins, which have been found in studies to decrease rates of death from cancer.

The blend of beneficial compounds in these berries has been shown to inhibit the proliferation of cancer cells with no specific correlation to antioxidant levels, indicating that we have as yet to discover their full actions.

Among the most recent research findings in regard to berries and cancer are:

Blueberry anthocyanins suppresses the proliferation of oral cancer cells
Blueberries inhibits metastasis of triple negative breast cancer
Black raspberries contain phytochemicals that affect immune processes relevant to carcinogensis and immunotherapy
Ellagitannins have the ability to block metabolic pathways that lead to promotion of cancer
Stawberries induce intrinsic pathways for death of cancer cells and inhibit tumor progression
Berries have the ability to mediate, counteract, reduce, and repair damage from oxidative stress that leads to cancer
If you are battling cancer, a good idea would be to add several of these fruits to your daily diet.

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Who Needs Facts? Associated Press Caught in Yet Another Bizarre Denial of Mercury in Vaccines

Via: www.naturalnews.com/048728_A...ines.html

(NaturalNews) It seems that even Associated Press writers have been so utterly propagandized by the corrupt vaccine industry that they can't tell truth from lies anymore. An AP story authored by Gosia Wozniacka and published yesterday on Yahoo News repeats an oft-repeated vaccine industry lie, claiming that mercury has been "phased out" of all vaccines.

"The CDC has phased out a mercury-containing preservative in vaccines as a precautionary measure," claims the Associated Press story. Unfortunately, that's simply not true. The claim is utterly false, even according to the CDC itself.

As Natural News has extensively documented in articles like this one, even the CDC openly admits mercury is still used in vaccines. In fact, the CDC vaccine additives page, found here, repeats this admission that mercury is still used in vaccines.

Furthermore, I have independently tested a flu vaccine in the Natural News Forensic Food Lab using ICP-MS instrumentation that's sensitive to parts per billion across all heavy metals. In these tests, I found an astonishing 51 parts per million of mercury in a flu vaccine. That's over 25,000 times the EPA's maximum allowable concentration of mercury in drinking water. (That same test also found 0.4ppm of Aluminum in the flu shot.)

To my knowledge, I am the only journalist in America who runs a private ICP-MS laboratory. You would think that if the AP was really interested in whether there's mercury in vaccines, they would hire a laboratory to run the tests and find out what the science really says. Heck, I'd run the tests for them for free...

But as we've all come to find in recent weeks, when it comes to reporting on vaccines, the mainstream media believes fact-checking is never required. After all, if anybody actually checked the facts on vaccines, they would find the fact diverging quite radically from the science-pimping propaganda that falsely claims "all vaccines are safe and effective."

When it comes to reporting on vaccines, the entire mainstream media knowingly lies because it dare not report the truth about vaccine dangers

It is especially fascinating to note that the vaccine propaganda has reached such a fanatical fervor across America that even Associated Press writers are now blindly repeating the vaccine industry's most persistent lies. What we are dealing with here, friends, is a nationwide epidemic of mercury denialism combined with the total abandonment of all the children who have been severely damaged by vaccines.

The delusional status of media writers has now become a serious integrity crisis for the entire mainstream media -- an institution that's losing more credibility with every single dishonest vaccine story they publish. Much of what you read about vaccines now in the mainstream media is nothing more than lying media sources quoting each other's fabricated lies in a ridiculous circus of self-delusional non-logic.

When even the AP can't get its story straight about the ingredients being in vaccines, you know there's a huge credibility problem in the media. It's no coincidence this same AP story also quotes government officials saying GMO and pesticides are safe, too. Sure they are. Because that's the fabricated narrative being shoved down everybody's throats these days under the fanatical banner of "SCIENCE!"

Vaccine skeptics are the real scientists

What's really interesting in all this is how vaccine advocates are the ones abandoning science with their rampant mercury denialism. Believing that mercury does not exist -- even when it does -- is pretty bizarre. It's arguably just as bizarre as believing the Earth is flat.

But vaccine skeptics such as myself are the actual scientists in the room: I run an atomic spectrometry lab (see videos here) using high-level instrumentation that can detect mercury and other elements. Thankfully, this instrument operates on the laws of physics, not the delusions of the propagandized masses in the mainstream media.

And because my Agilent 7700X ICP-MS instrument operates on the laws of physics rather than delusional propaganda, it detects mercury in vaccines using real SCIENCE. The Associated Press, of course, has absolutely no interest in my independent lab confirming the presence of mercury in today's vaccines. That scientific finding doesn't fit their fraudulent pro-vaccine narrative based on total fabrications.

Something I've noticed about the Agilent 7700X ICP-MS instrument is that, unlike every single person in the mainstream media, it will not change its answers after being screamed at by arrogant "vaccine lunatics" who claim to represent science (while actually demonstrating total pathological lunacy). No matter how often you shout at the ICP-MS instrument "There's no mercury in vaccines!" it will still tell you how much mercury it's finding, down to parts-per-billion accuracy.

According to almost every single vaccine pusher being quoted in the media today, my Agilent ICP-MS instrument is a "conspiracy theorist" because it keeps telling me there's mercury in vaccines. Go figure.

Entire mainstream media in total denial of medical reality

Beyond suffering from "mercury denialism," the entire mainstream media is also deeply invested in the willful denial that there are a growing number of children who are damaged by the toxic heavy metals and chemical adjuvants intentionally added to vaccines.

Those additives include -- according to the CDC -- all the following neurotoxic substances:

* Mercury
* Aluminum
* MSG
* Formaldehyde

The big lie about these additives is that they are present in such small amounts that they can't possibly damage anyone. If that's true, then how do you explain all these photos of vaccine-damaged children, many of which are published directly on the CDC's own website?

A two-year-old boy devastated by a small pox vaccine. As reported by Reuters:

A two-year-old boy who developed a serious reaction to his father's smallpox vaccination has recovered but disease detectives found infectious virus all over his house, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Thursday. A photo of the boy's stomach is seen in a handout photo from the University of Chicago's Comer Children's Hospital.

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THESE PHOTOS ARE ONLY A SMALL PORTION of all those showing vaccine-damaged children. CDC officials, media newscasters and U.S. lawmakers claim all these photos do not exist, that these children were never harmed, and that vaccines cannot cause such damage at all.

They are liars. Worse than liars, they are medical mutilators of innocent children who continue to be severely damaged by toxic vaccines every single day, all around the world.

Watch this video by Rob Dew to learn even more: www.youtube.com/watch

Health-Ranger-BW-author.jpgAbout the author:Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is the founding editor of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news website, now reaching 7 million unique readers a month.

In late 2013, Adams launched the Natural News Forensic Food Lab, where he conducts atomic spectroscopy research into food contaminants using high-end ICP-MS instrumentation. With this research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products to low levels by July 1, 2015.

In addition to his lab work, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.

With a background in science and software technology, Adams is the original founder of the email newsletter technology company known as Arial Software. Using his technical experience combined with his love for natural health, Adams developed and deployed the content management system currently driving NaturalNews.com. He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power SCIENCE.naturalnews.com, a massive research resource now featuring over 10 million scientific studies.

Adams is well known for his incredibly popular consumer activism video blowing the lid on fake blueberries used throughout the food supply. He has also exposed "strange fibers" found in Chicken McNuggets, fake academic credentials of so-called health "gurus," dangerous "detox" products imported as battery acid and sold for oral consumption, fake acai berry scams, the California raw milk raids, the vaccine research fraud revealed by industry whistleblowers and many other topics.

Adams has also helped defend the rights of home gardeners and protect the medical freedom rights of parents. Adams is widely recognized to have made a remarkable global impact on issues like GMOs, vaccines, nutrition therapies, human consciousness.

In addition to his activism, Adams is an accomplished musician who has released ten popular songs covering a variety of activism topics.

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See also: Neil Miller: Why People Choose Not to Vaccinate
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Bush Family Ties to Terror Suspects Re-Opened by 9/11 '28 Pages'

“There’s nothing in it about national security...It’s about the Bush Administration and its relationship with the Saudis.”--Congressman Walter Jones (R-NC)

Via: www.digitaljournal.com/news/w...VgFyYnM

North Carolina Republican Congressman Walter Jones told the New Yorker last September, of the what is now commonly known as the “28 Pages”: “There’s nothing in it about national security...It’s about the Bush Administration and its relationship with the Saudis.” Prominent in the rise of the political fortunes of both the 41st and 43rd presidents is the support of figures listed by the US government as terrorist financiers, as well as some connected to the now closed, Saudi-controlled criminal enterprise known as BCCI.

Of special interest to independent researchers is the failure of the nation's air defenses on 9/11, and the reliance of these defenses on the company formerly known as Ptech, which was founded with funding partly from Saudi financiers with ties to designated terrorist organizations. Ptech employed a mix of foreign nationals and Americans with ties to Israeli software companies with possible links to Israeli Mossad. Now renamed Go Agile, Ptech is a purveyor of software which is critical to the security of major software systems embedded throughout the FAA and the US Department of Defense.

A small number of congressmen have been allowed to read the classified pages, and are pushing to have them declassified. During a press conference in March of 2014, Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie, Republican, said: “As I read it, and we all had our own experience, I had to stop every couple of pages and just sort of try to absorb and try to rearrange my understanding of history. “It challenges you to re-think everything. I think the whole country needs to go through that.” The effort to declassify the pages is being spearheaded by 9/11 families. A website has been started named 28pages.org.

Two major investors in the 43rd president's early business ventures, Arbusto Energy and Harken Energy, were Salem bin Laden, Osama's older brother, and Khalid bin Mahfouz, a 20% stakeholder in BCCI, who was himself accused and investigated for financing terrorism. Mahfouz, who died in 2009, was known as the personal banker of the Saudi royal family.

In 1992 then-Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts and Senator Hank Brown, Republican of Colorado, in a widely-lauded Senate Foreign Policy Committee investigation of BCCI, found that BCCI's “criminality” included: “support of terrorism, arms trafficking, and the sale of nuclear technologies; its management of prostitution; its commission and facilitation of income tax evasion, smuggling, and illegal immigration; its illicit purchases of banks and real estate; and a panoply of financial crimes limited only by the imagination of its officers and customers.” The Committee found that BCCI had been instrumental in financing the A.Q. Khan nuclear program in Pakistan. BCCI was also found to have played a key role in the terrorist operations of the notorious Abu Nidal.

The Saudi-controlled BCCI played a central role in acting as a conduit for renegade CIA operations run by Lt. Col. Oliver North and General Richard Secord, with the elder Bush overseeing the operations from his position as vice president to Ronald Reagan and as a former director of the CIA. Known as the Iran-Contra Scandal in the Eighties, the renegade operation illegally sold thousands of Stinger missiles to the new Revolutionary Government of Iran, in exchange for Iran hurting President Jimmy Carter's prospects for re-election by holding onto American hostages in the 1979 Iran Hostage Crisis. (Senate Foreign Relations Committee Report) The Kerry-Brown Committee also reported on international groups, in particular Israeli, assisting in gunrunning and other illegal operations in league with BCCI. The report stated: "In April 1989, a network of Israeli arms traffickers, operating out of Miami, made a shipment of 500 Israeli manufactured machine guns through the Caribbean island of Antigua for the use of members of the Medellin cartel. Later, one of these weapons was used in the assassination of Colombian presidential candidate Luis Carlos Galan, and several other of the weapons were found in the possession of cartel kingpin Jose Gonzalo Rodriguez Gacha after his death in a gunfight with Colombian drug agents."

At the center of the Israeli gun-running operation which provided weapons to the Medellin cartel was Israeli national and BCCI banker Bruce Rappaport.

In 1976, investigative journalist Joseph Trento reported, in his book "Prelude to Terror: the Rogue CIA, The Legacy of America's Private Intelligence Network the Compromising of American Intelligence," that: “With the official blessing of George H. W. Bush as the head of the CIA, [Saudi Intelligence Minister Kamal] Adham transformed a small Pakistani merchant bank, the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI), into a world-wide money-laundering machine, buying banks around the world to create the biggest clandestine money network in history.” The elder Bush himself had an account at BCCI established while director of the CIA, discovered when French customs raids the Paris BCCI branch. Trento writes that BCCI tapped into: “the CIA’s stockpile of misfits and malcontents to help man a 1,500-strong group of assassins and enforcers.” In 1987 a BCCI-connected bank, Intermaritime Bank of Geneva and New York, rescued Bush the Younger's Harken Energy with a $25 million loan, at a time that the company's fortunes were in serious decline.

Trento says that the rise of BCCI, in the Seventies followed the establishment of the Safari Club, a secret cabal of intelligence agencies which decided it needed a network of banks to finance activities which were to be kept off the books, i.e., illegal and away from congressional oversight.

The Bush family's business dealings and social connections with prominent Saudi families, including the Royal House and all recent heads of Saudi intelligence, are legendary. In 2006 the Huffington Post noted: “While Cindy Sheehan was being dragged from the House gallery moments before President Bush delivered his State of the Union address for wearing a t-shirt honoring her son and the other 2,244 US soldiers killed in Iraq, [Saudi intelligence chief Prince] Turki al-Faisal was settling into his seat inside the gallery. Faisal, a Saudi, is a man who has met Osama bin Laden and his lieutenants on at least five occasions, describing the al Qaeda leader as "quite a pleasant man." He met multiple times with Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar. Yet, unlike Sheehan, al-Faisal was a welcomed guest of President Bush on Tuesday night.” Craig Unger detailed the myriad connections between the Bushes and the Saudi government in the book "House of Saud, House of Bush."

Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal, the head of Saudi Intelligence from 1977 to 2001, was a defendant in a lawsuit by 9/11 families who charge that he financed terrorism, when he met with Mullah Omar in 1998. Shortly after the meetings, the Saudis reportedly shipped the Taliban 400 new pickup trucks. According to the London Observer, al-Faisal "arranged for donations to be made directly to al-Qaeda and bin Laden by a group of wealthy Saudi businessmen.”

Khalid bin Mahfouz, the Saudi banker and investor in the younger Bush's Harken Energy, is founder the Muwaffaq (“blessed relief”) Foundation, which has been listed by the US Department of Treasury as an Al Qaeda front. The charity is run by Yasin al-Qadi, who, although he has had his terrorist designation overturned in several international jurisdictions, remains a "Specially Designated Global Terrorist" under U.S. law.

The George W. Bush administration has been accused, by government whistleblowers, of strenuously blocking investigations of attacks on American citizens and interests which trace to shadowy figures among America's allies. In 2000, Bush administration Ambassador Barbara Bodine blocks an investigation into the bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen by maverick FBI investigator John O'Neill, and eventually prohibited his return to Yemen.

O'Neill said that the main terrorist threat now comes from transnational groups not officially backed by national governments. O'Neill died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, after reporting for his first day on a new job after he resigned in frustration from the FBI. Bush Administrations Shuts Down Ptech Investigation Soon after 9/11, a top systems analyst at JP Morgan discovered, by accident, that the nation's defenses and law enforcement computer systems had a critical component which was in the hands of a foreign company. Worse, employees and principles of that company, Ptech, had documented and extensive ties to terrorist financing.

Ptech was the subject of a report by Boston's WBZ News reporter Joe Bergentino. Ptech, now renamed Go Agile, is embedded in such diverse government agencies as the U.S. Army, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Naval Air Command, Congress, the Department of Energy, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Internal Revenue Service, NATO, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Secret Service and the White House.

In a spectacular coincidence, one of Ptech's prime benefactors was Yasin al-Qadi, the Treasury Department's "Specially Designated Global Terrorist," and founder the Muwaffaq (“blessed relief”) Foundation.

Although President George W. Bush signed an executive order freezing Yassin Al-Qadi's for links to terrorism, the government failed to investigate Ptech when Bergantino brought his information to the authorities, in October of 2001. When it did investigate in August 2002, it was charged only with small loan fraud, and subjected to a small fine. As Go Agile, Ptech remains, to this day, in charge of a government-embedded software which is said to provide a “God-eye view of the battlefield,” in one deployment, and which provides access to every aspect of every other software system the government uses.

Critics of the US military's response to the attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, on September 11, 2001, are particularly harsh on the failure of nation's air defenses to stop any one of the planes which hit their targets. The first report of a hijacked plane came into the FAA at 8:19 a.m. This was a full hour and twenty minutes before the last plane struck the Pentagon at 9:38. Interceptor pilots and air traffic controllers say that fighters are typically in the air within 10 minutes of any commercial aircraft going off course or becoming unresponsive to radio communication.

But the morning of 9/11 was anything but typical, as communications breakdowns and simultaneous war games planned for that morning interfered with the military response, according to the 9/11 Commission.

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, after 9/11, said that the nation's air defenses were "turned outward" toward an overseas threat, and therefore easily taken by surprise from within. But this has turned out to be incorrect, as it is now confirmed that all three flights had been reported as hijacked within minutes of going off-course, but were not intercepted despite fighter jets sitting ready to scramble, within minutes of the planes' locations in the air.

The communications, information, and control systems of the entire US military are overseen, and can be intervened in, by the overarching "enterprise-wide" system of Ptech. Ptech's detractors say that Ptech's software was perfectly positioned to give malicious interlopers the power to interfere with, and confuse, the nation's air defenses on 9/11. The 9/11 Commission has already said that FAA and NORAD officials "lied" in order to shift blame in the enormously botched response in the air to 9/11.

The FAA and NORAD have given confusing and conflicting testimonies to the 9/11 Commission on the morning's events and timeline.

General Ralph Eberhart, commander of NORAD, said: "Regrettably the tragic events of 9/11 were never anticipated or exercised." But in 2002 it was revealed that the military had already scheduled exercises involving domestic aircraft crashing into important US buildings. Ptech Pedigree Runs back to BCCI, Bush-Saudi Connection Shockingly to WBZ reporter Bergantino, as well as to the security software expert who tipped him off to Ptech's terrorist connections, the FBI under the Bush administration did not follow up on investigating the connections despite already having seized the assets of Yassin al-Qadi.

The charge of aggressively blocking investigation into certain terror subjects has not been made only against the Bush Jr. administration. A few years earlier, FBI agent Robert Wright had protested that the Clinton Justice Department was blocking him from “following the money trail” behind Saudi national Osama bin Laden, in the words of an ABC News report, after the 1998 bombings of two American embassies in Africa. Chicago federal prosecutor Mark Flessner, a Wright ally who was assigned to the case, told ABC News: "There were powers bigger than I was in the Justice Department and within the FBI that simply were not going to let it [the building of a criminal case] happen. And it didn't happen." A prime suspect in Wright's investigations was Yassin al-Qadi, the Ptech investor who is also the son-in-law of Sheikh Ahmed Salah Jamjoom, a former Saudi Arabian government minister with close ties to the Saudi royal family.

Other possible foreign agents who were involved with Ptech are Israelis who have since gone to work for the Israeli software company Guardium, a spin-off of Log-On Software, which, having critical national security functions and principles who are former Israeli military officers, is likely tied to the Israeli Mossad secret service organization. Critics of Ptech/Go Alige's presence inside the American military command and control structure note that such sensitive positions elsewhere in the government can be denied to people with mere marijuana convictions, nevermind ones with documented terrorist links or links to foreign intelligence organizations.

In 1991, an American journalist was probing deeply into a stateless, shadowy, international criminal cartel with BCCI at its center. In the words of the Baltimore Sun: "a shady set of connections...that appeared to link a series of scandals from the Reagan and Bush administrations involving Middle East arms deals, drug dealing and political corruption." The journalist was also investigating the theft, by Bush administration officials, of a software called PROMIS, which had a "total information awareness" capability across disparate systems, believed by some to be the kernel which later became Ptech. Later that year the journalist, Danny Casolaro, was found dead in what was ruled as a suicide by the authorities, though his family has never accepted that ruling. Casolaro named the entity he was uncovering "The Octopus." Casolaro's funeral was marked by a strange occurrence, when a man a US Army uniform, who was highly decorated and accompanied by an aid and driven in a limousine, walked up to Casolaro's casket after the family had left, laid a medal on it, and saluted. Casolaro had never officially served in the military.

North Carolina Congressman Jones said last March in a press conference: “I don’t think a nation like America will remain strong if we do not demand the truth...We need you to put pressure on your representatives back home to join in this effort for the truth.” A US House of Representatives bill to force the declassification of the 28 pages so far has 13 congressional co-sponsors.
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New Dietary Guidelines Reverse Recommendations on Cholesterol

Via: articles.mercola.com/sites/a...rol.aspx

By Dr. Mercola

For the past half century, cholesterol has been touted as a grave health hazard, and dietary fat and cholesterol have been portrayed as being among the “deadliest” foods you could possibly eat.

This may finally change, as limitations for cholesterol will likely be removed from the 2015 edition of Dietary Guidelines for Americans. It’s about time really, as 60 years’ worth of research has utterly failed to demonstrate a correlation between high cholesterol and heart disease.

Not only does undamaged natural cholesterol not cause heart disease, it is actually one of the most important molecules in your body; indispensable for the building of cells and for producing stress and sex hormones, as well as vitamin D.

Cholesterol is also important for brain health, and helps with the formation of your memories. Low levels of HDL cholesterol have been linked to memory loss and Alzheimer's disease, and may also increase your risk of depression, stroke, violent behavior, and even suicide.

New American Dietary Guidelines May Remove Limits on Cholesterol

A draft of the 2015 edition of Dietary Guidelines for Americans, created by the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, now states that “cholesterol is not considered a nutrient of concern for overconsumption.”

And, according to a recent report in the Washington Post, an insider claims the new stance on cholesterol will remain in the final report. As noted by medical journalist Larry Husten:

“The proposed change reflects a major shift in the scientific view of cholesterol that has taken place in recent years.

Although serum cholesterol is still considered an important risk factor, cholesterol consumed in food is now thought to play a relatively insignificant role in determining blood levels of cholesterol.”

However, if you process saturated fat or cholesterol and heat it by frying, then you create very dangerous products that will clearly increase your risk of cardiovascular disease. So this new information does not give you free license to eat any type of cholesterol. Remember, trans fats are worse than sugar for your health.

Guidelines on Fat and Cholesterol Should Never Have Been Made

Steve Nissen, chairman of cardiovascular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, told USA Today: “It’s the right decision. We got the dietary guidelines wrong. They’ve been wrong for decades.” This message was echoed in Time Magazine, which recently reported that:

“[I]n the latest review of studies that investigated the link between dietary fat and causes of death, researchers say the guidelines got it all wrong. In fact, recommendations to reduce the amount of fat we eat every day should never have been made.”

Low-fat diets saw a real upswing in 1977, but according to research published in the Open Heart journal, led by Zoe Harcombe, PhD, there was no scientific basis for the recommendations to cut fat from our diet in the first place.

What’s worse, the processed food industry replaced fat with large amounts of sugar, While Dr. Harcombe shies away from making any recommendation about how much dietary fat might be ideal, she suggests that the take-home message here is to simply “eat real food.”

I have to say, it’s refreshing to finally see that message being repeated in the mainstream media. As reported by Time Magazine:

“The less adulterated and processed your diet is, the more nutrients and healthy fats, proteins and carbohydrates your body will get, and the less you’ll have to worry about meeting specific guidelines or advice that may or may not be based on a solid body of evidence.”

Processed Fructose Affects Your Body Like Alcohol

The low-fat craze led to an avalanche of new processed food products, promising to benefit both your waistline and your heart. Alas, nothing could have been further from the truth.

When fat was removed, sugar was added in, and this has led to a massive increase in obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. As it turns out, your body metabolizes fructose in the same way it metabolizes ethanol, creating the same toxic effects.

Unlike glucose, which can be used by virtually every cell in your body, fructose can only be metabolized by your liver, because your liver is the only organ that has the transporter for it.

Since nearly all fructose gets shuttled to your liver, and, if you eat a typical Western-style diet, you consume high amounts of it, fructose ends up taxing and damaging your liver in the same way alcohol and other toxins do.

In fact, when you compare the health outcomes of fructose versus alcohol consumption, you see the diseases they cause are virtually identical:

Chronic Ethanol Consumption
Hypertension
Cardiomyopathy - Myocardial infarction
Dyslipidemia
Pancreatitis
Obesity
Hepatic dysfunction (ASH) - Hepatic dysfunction (NASH)
Fetal alcohol syndrome - Fetal insulin resistance
Addiction - Habituation, if not addiction

Non-Alcoholic Liver Disease Has Become a Serious Public Health Concern

Dr. Robert Lustig, Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at the University of California, has been a pioneer in decoding sugar metabolism and sounding the alarm on processed fructose in particular.

In one of his papers, published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2010, Dr. Lustig describes three similarities between fructose and its fermentation byproduct, ethanol (alcohol):

Your liver's metabolism of fructose is similar to alcohol as they both serve as substrates for converting dietary carbohydrate into fat, which promotes insulin resistance, dyslipidemia (abnormal fat levels in the bloodstream), and fatty liver
Fructose undergoes the Maillard reaction with proteins, leading to the formation of superoxide free radicals that can result in liver inflammation similar to acetaldehyde, an intermediary metabolite of ethanol
By "stimulating the 'hedonic pathway' of the brain both directly and indirectly," Dr. Lustig noted, "fructose creates habituation, and possibly dependence; also paralleling ethanol"

As recently reported in Scientific American, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) now affects an estimated 25 percent of Americans, including an estimated 20 percent of children, who have never had a drop of alcohol. Cases of NAFLD have even been reported in children as young as three years old. This may sound like an impossibility. But did you know that most infant formulas contain the sugar equivalent of a can of Coca-Cola?

Ditto for many baby foods, which can contain as much sugar and harmful trans fats as chocolate cookies or cheeseburgers. Babies are methodically “poisoned” with exorbitant amounts of refined sugar and processed fructose from day one, so it’s really no wonder that so many of our youngsters struggle with weight issues and associated diseases. As explained in Scientific American:

“NAFLD describes the accumulation of fat in hepatocytes, or liver cells, in excessive amounts. These fats are typically triglycerides, which the body naturally stores and creates from calories that it doesn’t need right away. Normally these fats are burned off for energy, but if the body is overwhelmed with calories and a lack of exercise, then the triglycerides are simply never released. They instead accumulate in the liver and cause NAFLD, which can lead to inflammation, scarring, liver dysfunction and even liver cancer.”

Wrong Dietary Guidelines Has Led to Flawed Medical Interventions, Too

Since the cholesterol hypothesis is false, this also means that the recommended therapies—low-fat, low-cholesterol diet, and cholesterol lowering medications—are doing more harm than good. Statin treatment, for example, is largely harmful, costly, and has transformed millions of people into patients whose health is being adversely impacted by the drug. As noted in the featured video, we now know a whole lot more about HDL and LDL, commonly referred to as “good” and “bad” cholesterol respectively, although that is also a bit of a fallacy.

Depending on the size of the particles, LDL may be either harmful or harmless, so LDL is not necessarily “bad” across the board. The issue of particle sizes is discussed in greater detail in my 2013 interview with Chris Kresser, L.Ac. If you’ve had your cholesterol levels checked, your doctor most likely tested your total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and triglycerides. But we now know those are not accurate predictors for cardiovascular disease risk.

A far more accurate predictor is your LDL particle number, the test for which is called an NMR Lipoprofile. It’s easy to get and all major labs offer it, including LabCorp and Quest. Most insurance policies cover the test as well. Best of all, even if your doctor were to refuse to order it, you can order it yourself via third-party intermediaries like Direct Labs, or you can order the test online, and get blood drawn locally. Also:

Check your HDL to total cholesterol ratio. HDL percentage is a potent heart disease risk factor. Just divide your HDL level by your cholesterol. This ratio should ideally be above 24 percent.
Boost your HDL cholesterol and lower your triglyceride levels. High triglycerides are a very potent risk factor for heart disease. In combination, high triglycerides and low HDL levels are an even bigger risk; this ratio is far more important to your heart health than the standard good vs. bad cholesterol ratio. In fact, one study found that people with the highest ratio of triglycerides to HDL had 16 times the risk of heart attack as those with the lowest ratio of triglycerides to HDL.

You calculate your triglyceride/HDL cholesterol ratio by dividing your triglyceride level by your HDL level. This ratio should ideally be below 2. So while you strive to keep your HDL cholesterol levels up, you'll want to decrease your triglycerides. You’ll find strategies for increasing your HDL level below. Triglycerides are easily decreased by exercising and avoiding grains and sugars in your diet.

Statins Are Based on a Flawed Premise

Part of the reason why cholesterol-lowering drugs like statins are ineffective for heart disease prevention (besides the fact that the drug causes heart disease as a side effect) is that drugs cannot address the real cause of heart disease, which is insulin and leptin resistance, which in turn increase your LDL particle number via a number of different mechanisms. While some genetic predisposition can play a role, insulin and leptin resistance is primarily caused by a combination of factors that are epidemic in our modern lifestyle:

A diet high in processed and refined carbohydrates, sugars/fructose, refined flours, and industrial seed oils
Insufficient everyday physical activity. Chronic sitting is also an independent risk factor that causes biochemical changes that predispose you to insulin and leptin resistance, even if you’re very fit and exercise regularly
Chronic sleep deprivation. Studies have shown that even one night of disturbed sleep can decrease your insulin sensitivity the next day and cause cravings and overeating
Environmental toxins. Exposure to BPA, for example, can disrupt weight regulation
Poor gut health. Studies indicate that imbalances in your gut flora (the bacteria that live in our gut) can predispose you to obesity and insulin and leptin resistance, and processed foods high in sugar effectively feed harmful bacteria, allowing them to take over

For Heart Health, Focus on Boosting Your HDL

A healthy diet is foundational for optimal health, and step number one is to ignore the advice to eat a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet. Other strategies that will help reduce your risk of heart disease include the following:

Replace processed foods (which are loaded with refined sugar and carbs, processed fructose, and trans fat—all of which promote heart disease) with whole, unprocessed or minimally processed foods, ideally organic and/or locally grown.
Avoid meats and other animal products such as dairy and eggs sourced from animals raised in confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs). Instead, opt for grass-fed, pastured varieties, raised according to organic standards.
Eliminate no-fat and low-fat foods, and increase consumption of healthy fats. Half of the population suffers with insulin resistance and would benefit from consuming 50-85 percent of their daily calories from healthy saturated fats, such as avocados, butter made from raw grass-fed organic milk, raw dairy, organic pastured egg yolks, coconuts and coconut oil, unheated organic nut oils, raw nuts, and grass-fed meats. No- or low-fat foods are usually processed foods that are high in sugar, which raises your small, dense LDL particles.

Balancing your omega-3 to omega-6 ratio is also key for heart health, as these fatty acids help build the cells in your arteries that make the prostacyclin that keeps your blood flowing smoothly. Omega-3 deficiency can cause or contribute to very serious health problems, both mental and physical, and may be a significant underlying factor of up to 96,000 premature deaths each year. For more information about omega-3s and the best sources of this fat, please review this previous article.

You also need the appropriate ratios of calcium, magnesium, sodium, and potassium, and all of these are generally abundant in a whole food diet. To get more fresh vegetables into your diet, consider juicing.

Optimize your vitamin D level. Some researchers, like Dr. Stephanie Seneff, believe optimizing your vitamin D level through regular sun exposure, opposed to taking an oral supplement, may be key to optimizing your heart health. If you do opt for a supplement, you also increase your need for vitamin K2. Meanwhile, Dr. Robert Heaney recently highlighted research showing that carnivorous animals actually get some of the vitamin D they need from the meat they eat. For the longest time, meat was not considered a good source of vitamin D, primarily because it was so difficult to measure that we didn’t think it contained useful amounts. He recommends getting approximately 5,000 to 6,000 IUs of vitamin D per day from all sources – sun, supplements, and food – in order to reach and maintain a healthy blood level of 40-60 ng/ml.

Optimize your gut health. Regularly eating fermented foods, such as fermented vegetables, will help reseed your gut with beneficial bacteria that may play an important role in preventing heart disease and countless other health problems.

Quit smoking and reduce your alcohol consumption.

Exercise regularly. Exercise is actually one of the safest, most effective ways to prevent and treat heart disease. In 2013, researchers at Harvard and Stanford reviewed 305 randomized controlled trials, concluding there were "no statistically detectable differences" between physical activity and medications for heart disease. High-intensity interval training, which requires but a fraction of the time compared to conventional cardio, has been shown to be especially effective.

Pay attention to your oral health. There's convincing evidence linking the state of your teeth and gums to a variety of health issues, including heart disease. In one 2010 study,14 those with the worst oral hygiene increased their risk of developing heart disease by 70 percent, compared to those who brush their teeth twice a day.

Avoid statins, as the side effects of these drugs are numerous, while the benefits are debatable. In my view, the only group of people who may benefit from a cholesterol-lowering medication are those with genetic familial hypercholesterolemia. This is a condition characterized by abnormally high cholesterol, which tends to be resistant to lowering with lifestyle strategies like diet and exercise.
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