Striking 160 sq. ft. Urban Cabin features hidden hanging garden

In response to a growing crisis of unaffordable housing, many are trying out alternatives such as micro-housing or different models of homeownership.

In Los Angeles, this small rooftop Urban Cabin was designed by FreelandBuck as part of the MINI Living series, which explores how micro-housing can be adapted to local climates and inclinations. Inspired by the warm, sunny climate of California, the visually striking Urban Cabin incorporates two living areas on either end, which are connected by a breezeway.

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MINI Living / FreelandBuck© MINI Living / FreelandBuck

Likening its exterior skin of bold graphics to a movie set, it lends an element of two- to three-dimensional play to the 160-square-foot (14 square metres) home, the designers say:

Two nested boxes constructed with aluminium framing are wrapped in translucent polycarbonate printed with the image of a third box that appears to be projected through the structure. The three-dimensional graphic surfaces vary between graphic alignment and kaleidoscopic effects as one moves around and through them.

MINI Living / FreelandBuck© MINI Living / FreelandBuck

At one of the home is the bedroom, which features pegboard-like walls that let in a patterning of daylight in. Parts of the wall can flip down to transform into a multipurpose table. Best of all, the bed itself can slide out and through the wall, allowing occupants to sleep under the night sky.

MINI Living / FreelandBuck© MINI Living / FreelandBuck

MINI Living / FreelandBuck© MINI Living / FreelandBuck

The other end of the home contains the bathroom and kitchen, which employs the same idea about a perforated, operable skin.

MINI Living / FreelandBuck© MINI Living / FreelandBuck

MINI Living / FreelandBuck© MINI Living / FreelandBuck

Owing to the local penchant for outdoor living year-round, thanks to the warm climate, the home’s breezeway allows for ventilation, and the overhead structure allows for plants to be hung, creating yet another space to be enjoyed:

The indoor/outdoor quality created by the translucent skin is accentuated by a hanging garden which forms another cubic volume suspended from the enclosure.

MINI Living / FreelandBuck© MINI Living / FreelandBuck

MINI Living / FreelandBuck© MINI Living / FreelandBuck

MINI Living / FreelandBuck© MINI Living / FreelandBuck

The fluid interplay of indoor-versus-outdoor, plus multifunctional elements packed into a small footprint effectively busts the common stereotype that small spaces are cramped and dismal. However, with some thoughtful design, it’s clear that compact spaces can indeed be quite livable and beautiful. To see more, visit MINI and FreelandBuck.

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The hidden stakes behind Venezuela’s presidential election , by Thierry Meyssan

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The Presidential election in Venezuela was supposed to be the the occasion for launching a new stage in preparations for the destruction of the « Caribbean Basin ». At least, that was what SouthCom was hoping [1].

There are several ways of looking at the crisis currently affecting Venezuela. For the Western nations, it is the result of poor management by President Maduro and his Socialist dream. For the army, observing the military preparations in Panama, Colombia, Bazil and Guyana, it is on the contrary the result of a terrible war – for the moment exclusively economic – which is being waged against the country under the command of the United States. Nonetheless, the Gross Domestic Product has fallen 15 % per year, and inflation has reached vertiginous heights (18,000 % since the beginning of the year). Although the Maduro administration is still able to distribute foodstuffs and avoid famine, it has so far failed to halt the descent into hell.

For no valid reason, and in advance, the 14 member states of the Lima Group contested the legitimacy of the vote [2]. Like in Syria, in 2014, one of them deliberately violated the Vienna Convention concerning consular relations by forbidding the Venezuelan embassy to organise voting facilities in its consulates. This time, it was Canada, (member of the Lima Group ), and not France and Germany (who are not members of this Group [3].

Like in Syria, the pro-US opposition had called for a boycott on the vote. Then it organised a transport strike, which prevented voters from the countryside and the suburbs from reaching the polling stations.

The level of abstention was therefore abnormally high. Particularly since one and a half million Venezuelans had left the country because of the difficult living conditions, and had been unable to re-register to vote at foreign embassies.

And yet 46 % of the twenty million voters did in fact manage to vote, and 67 % of them supported the Chàvist candidate, Nicolás Maduro.

Electoral analyses attest to the fact that the level of participation was all the higher where the constituency represented the poorer voters.

The same studies show that only voters above the age of forty actually went to the polls – younger voters were almost entirely absent. This indicates that the young expressed their lack of interest for politics or had followed the instructions of the pro-US opposition, while those who knew Venezuela before the Bolivarian Revolution were motivated to vote.

And indeed they had to be motivated, not only to make the journey to the polling stations, but to support Nicolás Maduro despite the general collapse of the economy! The most disadvantaged, those people whose monthly salary no longer allows them to buy a kilo of meat, were proportionally the most numerous voters. This means, contrary to what the United States had hoped, that the Venezuelans do not hold the Maduro administration responsible for their economic catastrophe. They are continuing the combat engaged by Hugo Chávez to liberate their country from US imperialism.

This anomaly is the consequence of the sense of national solidarity which developed during the 18 years of the Bolivarian Revolution. It makes any foreign military intervention into the country difficult.

Besides that, the fact that a serious candidate, Henri Falcón (ex-Governor of the state of Lara), announced on the morning of polling that the vote was rigged and would not permit his victory, and that it was not worth going to the polling stations. Nonetheless, his declaration did not prevent close to two million voters from making the journey to vote for him. Their decision can only be interpreted as a double intent – to defend their country, and to appeal to the entire political class for reconciliation in face of the on-going aggression.

A sign of growing despair, close to one million people voted for evangelical pastor Javier Bertucci, who sees no other solution for the salvation of his country than collective repentance and divine intervention.

Even before the results of the vote were published, Washington announced the promulgation of a « Presidential decree forbidding certain supplementary operations concerning Venezuela » [4] and the G7 [5] had prepared a declaration for the « rejection of the electoral process » [6].

Faced with the reality of the result, there was silence. What possible pursuit could be undertaken to advance the plan for the destruction of states and societies in the region? Would it not be dangerous to launch an attack on Venezuela, as had been undertaken in Syria, at the risk of meeting fierce resistance? In short, should the attack be made now, or should the Venezuelans be impoverished and divided even more before the attack was launched?

Apart from that, and contrary to diplomatic habit, Russia had reacted in advance to the declarations of the Lima Group by stating that they consisted of interference in interior affairs [7]. This suggests that Moscow is not being fooled by the situation. And in case NATO should intervene, will Russia once again get involved?

It is too soon for SouthCom to decide. During this period of evaluation, the Pentagon will have to « work » on the youth of Venezuela, who hardly participated in the election. It could also bring more pressure to bear on other states of the Caribbean basin, notably Nicaragua.

Source Article from http://www.voltairenet.org/article201289.html

The hidden stakes behind Venezuela’s presidential election , by Thierry Meyssan

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The Presidential election in Venezuela was supposed to be the the occasion for launching a new stage in preparations for the destruction of the « Caribbean Basin ». At least, that was what SouthCom was hoping [1].

There are several ways of looking at the crisis currently affecting Venezuela. For the Western nations, it is the result of poor management by President Maduro and his Socialist dream. For the army, observing the military preparations in Panama, Colombia, Bazil and Guyana, it is on the contrary the result of a terrible war – for the moment exclusively economic – which is being waged against the country under the command of the United States. Nonetheless, the Gross Domestic Product has fallen 15 % per year, and inflation has reached vertiginous heights (18,000 % since the beginning of the year). Although the Maduro administration is still able to distribute foodstuffs and avoid famine, it has so far failed to halt the descent into hell.

For no valid reason, and in advance, the 14 member states of the Lima Group contested the legitimacy of the vote [2]. Like in Syria, in 2014, one of them deliberately violated the Vienna Convention concerning consular relations by forbidding the Venezuelan embassy to organise voting facilities in its consulates. This time, it was Canada, (member of the Lima Group ), and not France and Germany (who are not members of this Group [3].

Like in Syria, the pro-US opposition had called for a boycott on the vote. Then it organised a transport strike, which prevented voters from the countryside and the suburbs from reaching the polling stations.

The level of abstention was therefore abnormally high. Particularly since one and a half million Venezuelans had left the country because of the difficult living conditions, and had been unable to re-register to vote at foreign embassies.

And yet 46 % of the twenty million voters did in fact manage to vote, and 67 % of them supported the Chàvist candidate, Nicolás Maduro.

Electoral analyses attest to the fact that the level of participation was all the higher where the constituency represented the poorer voters.

The same studies show that only voters above the age of forty actually went to the polls – younger voters were almost entirely absent. This indicates that the young expressed their lack of interest for politics or had followed the instructions of the pro-US opposition, while those who knew Venezuela before the Bolivarian Revolution were motivated to vote.

And indeed they had to be motivated, not only to make the journey to the polling stations, but to support Nicolás Maduro despite the general collapse of the economy! The most disadvantaged, those people whose monthly salary no longer allows them to buy a kilo of meat, were proportionally the most numerous voters. This means, contrary to what the United States had hoped, that the Venezuelans do not hold the Maduro administration responsible for their economic catastrophe. They are continuing the combat engaged by Hugo Chávez to liberate their country from US imperialism.

This anomaly is the consequence of the sense of national solidarity which developed during the 18 years of the Bolivarian Revolution. It makes any foreign military intervention into the country difficult.

Besides that, the fact that a serious candidate, Henri Falcón (ex-Governor of the state of Lara), announced on the morning of polling that the vote was rigged and would not permit his victory, and that it was not worth going to the polling stations. Nonetheless, his declaration did not prevent close to two million voters from making the journey to vote for him. Their decision can only be interpreted as a double intent – to defend their country, and to appeal to the entire political class for reconciliation in face of the on-going aggression.

A sign of growing despair, close to one million people voted for evangelical pastor Javier Bertucci, who sees no other solution for the salvation of his country than collective repentance and divine intervention.

Even before the results of the vote were published, Washington announced the promulgation of a « Presidential decree forbidding certain supplementary operations concerning Venezuela » [4] and the G7 [5] had prepared a declaration for the « rejection of the electoral process » [6].

Faced with the reality of the result, there was silence. What possible pursuit could be undertaken to advance the plan for the destruction of states and societies in the region? Would it not be dangerous to launch an attack on Venezuela, as had been undertaken in Syria, at the risk of meeting fierce resistance? In short, should the attack be made now, or should the Venezuelans be impoverished and divided even more before the attack was launched?

Apart from that, and contrary to diplomatic habit, Russia had reacted in advance to the declarations of the Lima Group by stating that they consisted of interference in interior affairs [7]. This suggests that Moscow is not being fooled by the situation. And in case NATO should intervene, will Russia once again get involved?

It is too soon for SouthCom to decide. During this period of evaluation, the Pentagon will have to « work » on the youth of Venezuela, who hardly participated in the election. It could also bring more pressure to bear on other states of the Caribbean basin, notably Nicaragua.

Source Article from http://www.voltairenet.org/article201289.html

The hidden stakes behind Venezuela’s presidential election , by Thierry Meyssan

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The Presidential election in Venezuela was supposed to be the the occasion for launching a new stage in preparations for the destruction of the « Caribbean Basin ». At least, that was what SouthCom was hoping [1].

There are several ways of looking at the crisis currently affecting Venezuela. For the Western nations, it is the result of poor management by President Maduro and his Socialist dream. For the army, observing the military preparations in Panama, Colombia, Bazil and Guyana, it is on the contrary the result of a terrible war – for the moment exclusively economic – which is being waged against the country under the command of the United States. Nonetheless, the Gross Domestic Product has fallen 15 % per year, and inflation has reached vertiginous heights (18,000 % since the beginning of the year). Although the Maduro administration is still able to distribute foodstuffs and avoid famine, it has so far failed to halt the descent into hell.

For no valid reason, and in advance, the 14 member states of the Lima Group contested the legitimacy of the vote [2]. Like in Syria, in 2014, one of them deliberately violated the Vienna Convention concerning consular relations by forbidding the Venezuelan embassy to organise voting facilities in its consulates. This time, it was Canada, (member of the Lima Group ), and not France and Germany (who are not members of this Group [3].

Like in Syria, the pro-US opposition had called for a boycott on the vote. Then it organised a transport strike, which prevented voters from the countryside and the suburbs from reaching the polling stations.

The level of abstention was therefore abnormally high. Particularly since one and a half million Venezuelans had left the country because of the difficult living conditions, and had been unable to re-register to vote at foreign embassies.

And yet 46 % of the twenty million voters did in fact manage to vote, and 67 % of them supported the Chàvist candidate, Nicolás Maduro.

Electoral analyses attest to the fact that the level of participation was all the higher where the constituency represented the poorer voters.

The same studies show that only voters above the age of forty actually went to the polls – younger voters were almost entirely absent. This indicates that the young expressed their lack of interest for politics or had followed the instructions of the pro-US opposition, while those who knew Venezuela before the Bolivarian Revolution were motivated to vote.

And indeed they had to be motivated, not only to make the journey to the polling stations, but to support Nicolás Maduro despite the general collapse of the economy! The most disadvantaged, those people whose monthly salary no longer allows them to buy a kilo of meat, were proportionally the most numerous voters. This means, contrary to what the United States had hoped, that the Venezuelans do not hold the Maduro administration responsible for their economic catastrophe. They are continuing the combat engaged by Hugo Chávez to liberate their country from US imperialism.

This anomaly is the consequence of the sense of national solidarity which developed during the 18 years of the Bolivarian Revolution. It makes any foreign military intervention into the country difficult.

Besides that, the fact that a serious candidate, Henri Falcón (ex-Governor of the state of Lara), announced on the morning of polling that the vote was rigged and would not permit his victory, and that it was not worth going to the polling stations. Nonetheless, his declaration did not prevent close to two million voters from making the journey to vote for him. Their decision can only be interpreted as a double intent – to defend their country, and to appeal to the entire political class for reconciliation in face of the on-going aggression.

A sign of growing despair, close to one million people voted for evangelical pastor Javier Bertucci, who sees no other solution for the salvation of his country than collective repentance and divine intervention.

Even before the results of the vote were published, Washington announced the promulgation of a « Presidential decree forbidding certain supplementary operations concerning Venezuela » [4] and the G7 [5] had prepared a declaration for the « rejection of the electoral process » [6].

Faced with the reality of the result, there was silence. What possible pursuit could be undertaken to advance the plan for the destruction of states and societies in the region? Would it not be dangerous to launch an attack on Venezuela, as had been undertaken in Syria, at the risk of meeting fierce resistance? In short, should the attack be made now, or should the Venezuelans be impoverished and divided even more before the attack was launched?

Apart from that, and contrary to diplomatic habit, Russia had reacted in advance to the declarations of the Lima Group by stating that they consisted of interference in interior affairs [7]. This suggests that Moscow is not being fooled by the situation. And in case NATO should intervene, will Russia once again get involved?

It is too soon for SouthCom to decide. During this period of evaluation, the Pentagon will have to « work » on the youth of Venezuela, who hardly participated in the election. It could also bring more pressure to bear on other states of the Caribbean basin, notably Nicaragua.

Source Article from http://www.voltairenet.org/article201289.html

The Pharmaceutical Black Market Exposed On Hidden Camera



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The Daily Mail reports having successfully completed an undercover ‘sting’ operation, complete with hidden camera video, showing a licensed pharmacist selling dangerous, highly addictive drugs, with side effects including hallucinations and heart failure, to a customer ‘for prices higher than those on the street.’

Oh wait a minute. That’s not actually a crime. That’s business as usual.

The transaction caught on video—60 Xanax tablets for £ 150—was only a ‘crime’ because the person soliciting the drugs did not have a scribble of paper rubber-stamped by a Western medical doctor. And for the Daily Mail, this act exemplified an insidiously growing trend on the part of pharmacists who are circumventing the law for profit:

Pharmacists acting like ‘street drug dealers’ are flooding the black market with potentially dangerous prescription drugs such as Xanax. The drugs can then be swiftly sold on through social media to young people in schools and universities where they are increasingly being abused with devastating consequences.

Student Misuse

Drugs like Xanax in the hands of a young person who takes the drug in unsafe doses, or who suddenly stops taking the drug, certainly puts that young person at severe risk. The Daily Mail made sure to include a sidebar article about a female student who hanged herself after cutting off her unauthorized use of the drug after six weeks. Apparently, she had gotten it from a fellow student and started taking it to quell her anxiety.

But while there are grounds for genuine concern about the illegal trafficking and abuse of these dangerous drugs, these concerns should not be blatantly used as a smoke screen to obfuscate the root problem: the fact that these drugs are being manufactured at all, and are made readily available for human consumption.

Controlled Narrative

When the mainstream media voices concerns over illegal prescription drug trafficking, it serves to legitimize the ‘legal drug trade’ that is going on over the counter everywhere.  Here’s how the narrative is framed:

Julie Cooper, Labour’s community health spokesman and a former pharmacy owner, said: ‘Every decent pharmacist will want to get to the bottom of this issue because it could bring the whole profession into disrepute.’ The Government’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority [MHRA] is working with the police to crack down on the diversion of drugs from the legitimate supply chain.

This statement makes the distinction between so-called illegal procurement of these pharmaceutical drugs and what is called ‘the legitimate supply chain,’ a fancy way of describing a drug trade that carries with it an air of respectability, based on decades of careful planning on the part of the controllers of medicine in Western society.

Pharmacists are starting to see that they are just pawns in this drug trade—so some of them have decided that they want to get in on the action a little more. Some of them even know that the National Health Service sees profit, not public health and safety, as its prime motive. One pharmacist in Manchester who did not sell the drugs to the reporter without a prescription actually told him to buy the drugs from the internet. He said they wouldn’t be fake because ‘people get them from the NHS and sell them on eBay.’

‘Treating’ Anxiety

The core problem is that, as a society, we have been inculcated by the idea that personal difficulties such as anxiety are cause by a chemical imbalance in the brain, and consequently a person with anxiety should take pharmaceuticals that will supposedly restore that balance.

In fact, the chemical imbalance is not at cause, it is a symptom of something deeper: the way a person’s mind is interpreting the world and guiding their actions. Anxiety is a person’s mind and body calling on them to pay attention to their habits of thought and action, and make changes that will restore balance in their lives and alleviate their suffering.

Material Limitations

However, most Western doctors are completely unequipped to do this, because they are trained in material science only, and so don’t go beyond trying to impact material processes. And this is fully by design. What is the Western doctor to do? Well obviously, they have to prescribe something to change the situation the client is complaining about, so that they can actually justify the time and trouble the patient took to go and see them.

Doctors rampantly prescribing dangerous drugs to patients in need will one day be seen as the systemic crime that it is. At best these drugs only mask symptoms and prevents a person from being encouraged and motivated to find the root cause of their anxiety at its source. At worst, the drugs themselves cause debilitating addiction, painful side-effects, and even death.

Taking Back Our Power

For thousands of years, human societies have dealt with issues like personal anxiety through care, love, support, and encouraging a sense of belonging. Practices and habits around eating, sleeping, exercise, work and leisure were the sources of restoration for mental and emotional imbalance. As we awaken, we are starting to notice just how much we’ve surrendered our own healing capacities to the Western medical establishment.

Should we be worried that revelations of pharmacist malfeasance ‘could bring the whole profession into disrepute’? That could actually turn out to be the best thing for our collective health.


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Multifunctional shed has rooftop terrace & hidden roll-out kitchen

As the weather is getting more warm and spring-like, our thoughts turn to spending more time outdoors — tending the garden, or enjoying meals outside. For those with a shed out back, it’s a convenient way to store things, or perhaps even work out of, as we’ve seen with so many well-designed shed offices.

Aiming to address work, play and dining in a compact design, Sweden’s Belatchew Arkitekter created this multifunctional shed in collaboration with outdoor brand Jabo. It features storage for the usual shed tools, but houses a nicely made interior for work, or for more quiet activities like reading, yoga and meditation. There’s a rooftop terrace for lounging around, and even a hidden kitchen.

Belatchew Arkitekter© Belatchew Arkitekter

The firm says it’s a “small house with large spaces,” and it’s made with Siberian larch and black painted aluminum. There’s a set of stairs on one side leading up to the rooftop space, which also doubles as a terraced garden for herbs and ornamental plants.

Belatchew Arkitekter© Belatchew Arkitekter

Belatchew Arkitekter© Belatchew Arkitekter

The interior has big sliding glass doors to let sunlight in. It’s been painted bright white, creating a calm interior for work, hobbies or for guests to sleep in.

Belatchew Arkitekter© Belatchew Arkitekter

Here’s the outdoor kitchen, which ingeniously slides out, complete with a counter and sink.

Belatchew Arkitekter© Belatchew Arkitekter

Belatchew Arkitekter© Belatchew Arkitekter

There are plenty of places to store things in and ledges to sit on (which also double as storage).

Belatchew Arkitekter© Belatchew Arkitekter

Belatchew Arkitekter© Belatchew Arkitekter

Belatchew Arkitekter© Belatchew Arkitekter

Lots of great design ideas here for making a small, outdoor-oriented space multifunctional and enjoyable; to see more, visit Belatchew Arkitekter.

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HIDDEN SUGAR DANGER: Breakfast blueberry muffins contain as much sugar as a can of Coke


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You probably don’t think twice about reaching for a blueberry muffin when you want a snack because you believe it’s the healthier option compared to a cupcake. However, according to a report, a blueberry muffin may have the same amount of sugar as a can of soda.

Based on the data from the report, blueberry muffins contain at least eight teaspoons of hidden sugar. Sometimes, the snack even contains 35 grams of sugar, which is almost the same as a can of Coca-Cola. Now, campaigners are pushing for more detailed nutrition labeling following the release of the findings.

The Obesity Health Alliance (OHA) and Action on Sugar compared blueberry muffins being sold at cafes, supermarkets, and train stations in the U.K. The list, which contained data on 28 muffins, revealed that 17 muffins had more than 22 grams (g) of sugar. This is equal to six teaspoons, which is almost the entire daily limit for a 10-year-old child.

Seven of the blueberry muffins on the list had more than seven teaspoons of sugar or an adult’s entire daily allowance. Overall, muffins sold at railway station stores contained at least 19 percent more sugar per portion, with some 32 percent bigger than blueberry muffins sold in supermarkets. (Related: 7 Health Foods that Aren’t Healthy.)

The researchers warned that because there was a lack of nutrition labeling on products sold at popular stores in train stations, most shoppers aren’t aware of the sugar content of the products that they consume.

The muffins with the highest sugar contents came from McDonald’s and Pret A Manger which both contained eight teaspoons. Meanwhile, blueberry muffins from Caffe Nero, Starbucks, and Tesco had seven teaspoons of sugar.

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The importance of choosing healthier snacks

OHA’s Caroline Cerny explained that even though we believe a blueberry muffin is “a reasonably healthy option for a snack,” especially when compared to cakes or chocolates, the figures imply that this isn’t always true.

The variations in the muffin size and sugar content make it hard to control sugar consumption. Cerny added that some of the muffins being sold have double the sugar as other blueberry muffins. However, this also means that the industry can still minimize the sugar content of their products to provide consumers with healthier snack choices.

Kawther Hashem, a registered nutritionist from Action on Sugar, explained that during the holidays, families passing through busy stations usually purchase these muffins and children would most likely consume them. But since some muffins contain high amounts of sugar, it would mean that the children would also be consuming “their entire recommended limit of sugar that day, if not more.”

Professor Russell Viner, president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Healthemphasized the need for proper nutritional labeling so families can be aware of the sugar content of food. Clarifying this misunderstanding could be one step closer to helping families makes healthy snack choices.

Healthy snack recipes

Instead of buying a blueberry muffin with too much sugar in it, try to make these healthier snack alternatives at home:

  • Avocado cracker – Get some avocado, multigrain crackers, pepper, salt, and a tomato. Put some avocado on a multigrain cracker, and you can add optional ingredients like a ¼-inch thick slice of plum or romano tomato. Add some salt and pepper to taste.
  • Hummus and veggies mason jars – You’ll need some carrots, celery, hummus, and peppers for this snack. Get a small hummus jar for portion control then divide the portioned servings of hummus with the fiber-rich vegetables.
  • Monkey toast – Make some monkey toast using a banana, bread, chia seeds, honey, and peanut butter. Spread the peanut butter on toasted bread, put some sliced bananas on top and sprinkle some chia seeds on the toast. Finish it off with a drizzle of honey.

You can read more articles about sugar-free snacks and tips on how to eat healthy at Fresh.news.

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Does Cryptic Code Hidden In Beale Ciphers Reveal Secrets of The Freemasons?

A view of Bedford County, Va., where the supposed treasure of “The Beale Papers” is said to be buried . ( CC BY 3.0 )

Beale left behind three encrypted pages with an innkeeper named Robert Morriss. The Beale Ciphers told of an associate of Beale’s who would return to Bufordville with a key to decrypt the encrypted pages and claim the treasure. The associate never arrived.  The three encrypted pages are described as containing the location of the treasure, the names of the relatives of the miners, and the contents of the buried treasure. In 1885 the three ciphers were sold to the public as The Beale Papers .

Cover of ‘The Beale Papers’. ( Public Domain )

Beale’s Treasure a Freemason’s Tale author Dan Mento, a woodshop teacher taking a break from grading his student’s measurement assignments and looking for a short distraction, encountered the mystery of Beale Papers on the internet. He read a summary of the Beale Ciphers and was intrigued. He printed a copy of the Treasure Cipher also known as C1.

Finding Coordinates

Mento’s first impressions led him to process the numbers from C1 as road bearings and distance surveyor coordinates. The plotting process produced a graphical representation that looked to be a road or river traveling in a North Easterly direction. Fascinated by the results, Mento located a map of Montvale, Virginia. Montvale, formerly known as Bufordville, was where the suspected Beale treasure was to have been buried. After he searched the map for a North Easterly road or river, he identified North Goose Creek as a possible match.

Since more than 180 years had passed, he needed to find an older map. Mento found an 1891 topographical map of Roanoke, Virginia and looked closely at the Bufordville section of the map, which revealed a road that was a near perfect match to the graphical representation that he had drawn from the Treasure Cipher. Mento acknowledged that he was onto something and devised a method for accurately plotting the surveyor data from the treasure cipher onto the 1891 topographical map.

Mento eventually recognized that the three encrypted pages (the Treasure Cipher C1, Solved Cipher C2, and the Names Cipher C3) all contained surveyor coordinates. Plotting the coordinates of the three ciphers, he found that they precisely matched three intersecting roads that converged at an equilateral triangle turn from the 1891 topographical map of Roanoke, Virginia. Mento assumed the encrypted surveyor’s bearings and distance coordinates would have had to come from a surveyor’s notebook most likely supplied by James B. Ward, who was the printer of Beale Papers , a Freemason, and a county surveyor.

The Treasure Cipher C1, Solved Cipher C2, and the Names Cipher C3. (Author provided)

The Beale Papers stated that the Solved Cipher C2 was solved by transposing the numbers from C2 to letters using the Declaration of Independence. The transcription of C2 told of gold ore, silver ore, and jewels that had been buried. Mento imagined the possibility that the bearings and distance numbers served a dual purpose and also could be transposed to words.

Anagrams and Acronyms

He decrypted the road surveyor bearings and distance numbers to letters using the Declaration of Independence. This revealed over 30 four-letter anagrams and acronyms relating to Freemasonry. The likes of OATH, AIMA, IOTA, ETON, WIFE, WAGE, MADE, GATE, EAST, INCA, IPSE, FORT, IBIS, NAOS, SION, ORIO, EAAA “Entered Apprentice Ancient and Accepted,”  ATRA “American Templar Royal Arch,” and OBDT “Obedient Servant” are found within C1, C2, and C3 road bearings and distance numbers.

Additionally, Mento discovered that each of the three cipher pages contained embedded fields of numbers that lacked plottable road bearings. C1 contains one field, C2 contains three fields, and C3 contains two fields. The six embedded fields are symmetrically located in each of the three cipher pages.

Name Cipher Field One numbers transposed from the Declaration of Independence. (Author provided)

Masonic Symbols Emerge

Within the six embedded fields, Mento found the presence of four-letter anagrams that also have latitude and longitude coordinates. When the coordinates are plotted, they form part of the Freemason square and compasses. The square and compasses are located all over the world linking ancient lands to what the Freemasons claim as their legacy.  Five of the six embedded fields contained large anagrams relating to Masonic dogma. Two other fields contain geometric letter notations that represent the Shield of David and the Order of the Eastern Star symbol.

The evidence that Freemason Dr. Robert Morris is the architect of Beale’s Ciphers is embedded within the first field of the Names Cipher or C3. The anagram BETA “meaning the second in line” was located in the first field.

The coordinates for BETA span between Mississippi and Alabama forming the left arm of the Freemasons square. The Mississippi latitude and longitude coordinates for BETA are located two miles from Eureka Masonic College also known as the Little Red Schoolhouse. Eureka Masonic College is where Dr. Robert Morris, its most famous educator, created the Order of the Eastern Star (OES).

 

The coordinates for BETA. (Author provided)

In 1884, 500,000 Freemason brothers voted Dr. Robert Morris to become the second Freemason Poet Laurette, coincidentally the Beale Papers were published and sold in 1885. The connection between Robert Morris and the OES led to an OES document entitled An Elaborate History of the Order of the Eastern Star by Jean M’Kee Kenaston.

An Elaborate History of the Order of the Eastern Star mentioned a Mary A. Beale as the Illinois Grand Secretary of the OES (1882-1891) and her husband George H. Beale, a 32nd Degree Mason. Both Mary and George spent over two years in Colorado while George fought consumption in the 1880’s prior to his death. The Beale Papers also identified Colorado as the location where the treasure was mined. An Elaborate History of the Order of the Eastern Star noted in the OES meeting minutes the processing of masonic materials that needed to be encrypted and distributed to its lodges and the originals destroyed.

Sign: Order of Eastern Star Birthplace. Eureka Masonic College (The Little Red School House) in Holmes County, Mississippi. (NatalieMaynor/ CC BY 2.0 )

A Freemason Story

The Committee on Foreign Correspondence (CFC) was uncovered as a twelve-letter anagram embedded at the end of the Treasure Cipher road bearings and distance numbers as CFC WITHSTOOD. The lodge duties of the Committee on Foreign Correspondence are to answer all communications with other lodges, record and report all yearly activities, maintain all lodge records, and perform research as directed – essentially this is the literary branch of the lodge system.

The story of Beale’s Treasure a Freemason’s Tale echoes the journey of discoveries in the order that Mento had found them. Beale’s Treasure a Freemason’s Tale presents an exacting narrative of methodologies used and the connections that each solution has to Masonic literature. Having finished Beale’s Treasure a Freemason’s Tale, the reader will conclude that there is no silver or gold treasure – only 19th century Freemasons.

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The hidden truth about glyphosate EXPOSED, according to undeniable scientific evidence


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According to research scientist Stephanie Seneff, PhD, autism – which she calls “the most pressing disease in the world today” – could affect 50 percent of the children born in the United States by the year 2025. And, although many in the corporately-controlled scientific community roll their eyes at such a warning, Dr. Seneff believes that glyphosate has a lot to do with the problem.

To arrive at her chilling prediction, Dr. Seneff reports that she merely extended the exponential curve that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has employed in their research on rates of autism spectrum disorder over the past three decades. In 2014, the CDC released data on the prevalence of autism in the United States, reporting that the condition affects one in 68 children.

Dr. Seneff maintains that skyrocketing autism rates are linked with glyphosate, the toxic herbicide in Monsanto’s Roundup. In addition to autism, Dr. Seneff reports that glyphosate has been linked to a plethora of diseases and conditions, including ADHD, food allergies, asthma, leaky gut, IBD, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, heart disease and cancer. Glyphosate’s effect on human health, says Dr. Seneff, is nothing short of “devastating.”

Don’t miss the next NaturalHealth365 Talk Hour, when Jonathan Landsman and Dr. Seneff expose the ugly truth about glyphosate – like you’ve never heard before and why the chemical companies desperately want to hide this truth.

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Glyphosate is a “sleeper” toxin that is much more dangerous than originally believed

Glyphosate, which has been classified as a “probable carcinogen” by the World Health Organization (WHO), was originally developed as a heavy metal chelation agent, intended to clear pipes. It was then patented as an anti-microbial agent – before eventually being employed as a weed-killer.

Pervasively used in agriculture, glyphosate is routinely sprayed on wheat, soy, corn, canola oil, beets, peanuts and legumes to increase yields. In fact, all food that is not organically grown ends up getting sprayed with glyphosate at some point.

And, important to note, because glyphosate is absorbed by every cell of the plant, it can’t be rinsed off or removed. Plus, equally disturbing, some scientists believe that the effects of glyphosate can combine with other toxins to increase harm exponentially. For example, Dr. Seneff warns that glyphosate disrupts hormones, interferes with the metabolism of cholesterol, impairs the liver’s ability to detoxify the body and disturbs the vital balance of the gut microbiome.

To make matters worse, glyphosate causes red blood cells to maintain low levels of vitamin C – leading to atherosclerosis and heart disease. It also causes fatty liver disease by disrupting fructose metabolism, as well as disrupting sulfate synthesis.

By interfering with a specific pathway used by beneficial microorganisms in the intestinal tract, glyphosate can cause deficiencies in amino acids and affect the function of neurotransmitters. These can include serotonin, dopamine and melatonin – chemicals needed for stable mood and a better night’s sleep.

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Dr. Seneff urges everyone to remove glyphosate from the diet and detoxify the body

When it comes to minimizing the harm from glyphosate, eating a certified organic diet is probably the most significant action you can take. (Merely being labeled “non-GMO” or “natural” is not enough. And, when dining out, look for “organic” and “grass-fed” options).

She also recommends a diet higher in cholesterol (compared to the very low recommendation of the American Heart Association), noting that if cholesterol is supplied naturally by food, the liver doesn’t have to produce as much of it. (This can actually lead to lower, not higher, serum levels of cholesterol, Dr. Seneff reports.)

Nutrient-rich foods such as wild-caught seafood and organic eggs are ideal for glyphosate detox, says Dr. Seneff. You should also strive to eat healthy amounts of probiotic foods – such as yogurt with live cultures, sauerkraut juice and other naturally-fermented foods.

Cruciferous vegetables – such as Brussels sprouts – can supply much-needed dietary sulfur, and bone broth made from grass-fed cows can help restore depleted minerals.

Another wise choice is to consume as many greens, herbs and spices as possible such as, onions, garlic, parsley, basil, cilantro and dandelion greens.

To assist with a glyphosate detox, an experienced integrative healthcare provider may also recommend sulfur-containing supplements, such as alpha-lipoic acid and MSN (methylsulfonymethane).

To get the whole truth about the dangers of glyphosate and how to properly detoxify the body of this unwanted substance – tune into the next NaturalHealth365 Talk Hour with Jonathan Landsman.

Discover the toxic truth about glyphosate and proper detoxification techniques – Sun. Mar. 11

This week’s guest: Stephanie Seneff, PhD, MIT senior research scientist and natural heath advocate

Stephanie Seneff, PhD, senior research scientist, author and speaker, conducts research at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from MIT, with a minor in Food and Nutrition, Dr. Seneff received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer science – also from MIT.

Focusing her attention on the application of computer science to the analysis of biology research literature, Dr. Seneff has authored over two dozen peer-reviewed articles in influential scientific and medical journals. In 2012, she was elected Fellow of the International Speech and Communication Association.

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