Doctor WARNS: Your popular foods are filled with bug parts and animal feathers

JAYSON VELEY–The next time you go to the grocery store, you might want to think twice about what you’re putting in your shopping cart. According to John Swartzberg or Berkeley’s School of Public Health, many types of foods contain bizarre and even shocking ingredients that most people don’t even know about. Below is a list of food items that you may want to reconsider on your next trip to the supermarket, as discussed in a recent article published on CBS Los Angeles:

Shredded cheese 

Unless you happen to be lactose intolerant, most people enjoy shredded cheese because of the many things that you can do with it in the kitchen. However, you should know that shredded cheese contains powdered cellulose, which is a plant product made from a number of different plants, including wood. “The more cellulose you put in,” Swartzberg explained, “and it’s very cheap to make, the more money you make.”

Various frozen snacks

Swartzberg also noted that many frozen food products like frozen burritos and pizza contain a product called L-Cysteine, which is an amino acid. “This particular amino acid is made from hair or duck feathers,” Swartzberg says. It may be disgusting, but it’s the truth – if you’ve ever eaten frozen burritos or frozen pizza, there’s a chance that you actually consumed feathers.

Red juices and yogurts

In some red juices and yogurts, there is an ingredient called carmine, which is a natural red food dye produced by boiling certain types of insects. That’s right – it’s time to add “bugs” to the list of things you told yourself you would never eat, but likely have without even knowing it.

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Jelly beans 

Sadly, yogurt isn’t the only food product that contains insects. If you look at the label on a pack of jelly beans, you’ll find an ingredient called “Confectioner’s Glaze,” which is shellac made from insects in Asia.

Granulated sugar

Have you ever taken a close look at a cup of granulated sugar and wondered what makes it so sparkly white? According to John Swartzberg, some brands of granulated sugar actually contain charred animal bones or bone char. Appetizing, isn’t it? (Related: Read about the harmful effects of sugar and how to choose healthy alternatives.)

Alcohol 

After a long work week, many people in America and across the world like to unwind with a nice glass of wine or a beer. But perhaps they wouldn’t be so eager to have a drink or two if they knew the truth: that some white wines and some beer makers use a filtration process known as insinglass, which Swartzberg says is “made from bladders of bony fish.”

While Swartzberg did admit that all of the ingredients mentioned above are legal and classified by the FDA as “generally recognized as safe,” for most people, hearing the truth about what they’re actually putting into their mouths is quite shocking. Many more food items contain questionable ingredients as well, as noted in a similar article published last year by HoneyColony.com.

Oreo cookies, for instance, contain a significant amount of herbicide residue, which has been linked to cancer and birth defects in children. Quaker Oatmeal products contain glyphosate residue, which is actually the same ingredient that is used to kill weeds. Certain chocolates, including Kit Kat Bars, Cadbury, and Hershey products, contain an ingredient called PGPR (Polyglycerol Polyricinoleate), which may be considered safe in small amounts, but can cause liver enlargement with larger intakes. (Related: Learn about the dangerous ingredients in common personal care products.)

It would be nonsensical to be afraid of every single food item that you put in your mouth, but at the very least, you should know what ingredients you are consuming on a regular basis. Even if most of them aren’t harmful, paying attention to what specifically you are putting into your body is a good habit to get into. See Ingredients.news for more news coverage of food ingredients.

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Connecticut To Give Its Electoral College Votes To National Popular Vote Victor

Connecticut’s legislature has passed a bill that would give the state’s Electoral College votes to the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote nationally.

The state Senate voted 21-14 on Saturday to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which includes 10 states and the District of Columbia. The state House passed the measure last week, 77 to 73.

The compact requires its members to cast their Electoral College ballots for the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote. The agreement goes into effect once states representing at least 270 electoral votes — the number needed for a candidate to win the presidency — signs the compact.

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) has promised to sign the legislation committing his state to the interstate agreement. Once he does so, the compact will have 172 electoral votes. California, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington and the District of Columbia have already signed the accord.

Malloy has described the current Electoral College voting system as “fundamentally unfair.”

“With the exception of the presidency, every elected office in the country, from city council, to United States senator, to governor, is awarded the candidate who receives the most votes,” the governor said, according to the Connecticut Mirror. “The vote of every American citizen should count equally, yet under the current system, voters from sparsely populated states are awarded significantly more power than those from states like Connecticut.”

In the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump lost the popular vote by almost 3 million ballots, but won the electoral vote 304 to 227, thus clinching the presidency.

According to The Associated Press, Connecticut ― which cast its seven electoral votes for Hillary Clinton in 2016 ― will be the first state to join the National Popular Vote agreement since Trump’s victory. 

State Rep. Matthew Lesser (D) said it’s taken a decade of lobbying to convince Connecticut lawmakers to join the compact. 

Trump’s victory, Lesser told AP,  appears to have given the issue “some renewed momentum.” 

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

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Separating fact from fiction: Sleep expert debunks popular sleep myths


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A lot of people don’t think much about sleep. However, for Dr. Michael Scullin of the Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory at Baylor University in Texas, it’s the opposite: His life’s work is about sleeping – rather, studying how people sleep – because it’s a field of study that doesn’t get much introspection.

In an article published in Newswise, he looked at common misconceptions about sleep and talked about the science behind each. (h/t to Baylor.edu)

  • Dying in a dream does NOT mean that you’ll die in real life. “That’s just not substantiated because people report dying in their dreams, and they report it while they’re still alive,” Scullin explained of the matter. While nightmares can be a sign of a clinical problem, he adds that having a nightmare, in general, is the brain’s way of helping us prepare for a stressful situation.
  • Snoring could have underlying causes. There is a correlation between snoring and sleep apnea, Scullin points out. While not all people with sleep apnea snore, it is the most significant risk factor for sleep apnea. If left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to complications like heart disease.
  • Can’t fall asleep in 20 minutes? Try getting out of bed. When a person is lying in bed, but he can’t fall asleep, he’s developing a negative association between the bed and sleep. Get out of bed and do something boring without turning on the lights. After you feel sleepy, go back to bed.
  • Pulling in an all-nighter then sleeping in is not doing you any favors. A neuroimaging study conducted on sleep deprivation revealed that it could severely diminish the normal function of the frontal lobe, which governs memory, decision making, and paying attention to detail.
  • The moon has nothing to do with your sleep problems. A lot of media coverage was a few years ago claiming that a full moon affected sleep patterns. For the most part, people in the scientific community were already skeptical on the matter, and data from different laboratories found no association between the two.
  • Yes, you can fall asleep at the wheel – even if you don’t realize it. There are many factors why people swerve on the road. However, aside from the usual suspects – texting, drinking, eating – Scullin believes that sleeping should be on the list. In particular, “micro-sleeps,” despite everyone’s best efforts to avoid them, are regular occurrences that people have no control over.
  • It’s not the “night hag”, it’s just sleep paralysis. Being unable to move right after you wake up can be the worst feeling – so much so that different cultures have names for this phenomenon, mostly dark and sinister in nature. This is what’s called sleep paralysis, according to Scullin, and it’s when the brain hasn’t coordinated with its other parts. Usually, when we are in rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, the brain paralyzes the rest of the body to prevent a person from acting out his dream. The problem occurs when the parts of the brain responsible for consciousness wakes up, but the part that controls body paralysis is still active. This creates the feeling of being “fully awake but completely paralyzed.” There isn’t a clinical issue with sleep paralysis, he adds, and they can go away over time.
  • Think your smartphone can measure your sleep? Think again. Sleep apps cannot track sleep quality or quantity, according to Scullin.
  • Consume caffeine no later than six hours before bed. “Even if you have caffeine six hours before bed, you not only have more difficulty falling asleep, but your sleep was also less deep,” Scullin explained. He recommends having your daily caffeine fix in the morning.

There’s one approach that Scullin and his team propose to get you to sleep faster. In a study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, they suggested writing a very specific to-do list, instead of journaling your entire day, can help a person sleep faster. (Related: Better sleep can help to drastically reduce chronic pain.)

Sources include:

Baylor.edu

SleepEducation.org

PsycNet.APA.org

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Popular Beer And Wine Brands Contaminated With Monsanto’s Weedkiller, Tests Reveal


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The past few years have revealed some disturbing news for the alcohol industry. In 2015, CBS news broke the announcement of a lawsuit against 31 brands of wines for high levels of inorganic arsenic. In 2016, beer testing in Germany also revealed residues of glyphosate in every single sample tested, even independent beers.

Moms Across America released test results of 12 California wines that were all found to be positive for glyphosate in 2016. We tested further and released new findings last week of glyphosate in all of the most popular brands of wines in the world, the majority of which are from the U.S. and in batch test results in American beer.

What do these events all have in common? Monsanto‘s Roundup.

French molecular biologist Gilles-Éric Séralini released shocking findings in January of 2018 that of all the Roundup products they tested, over a dozen had high levels of arsenic—over five times the allowable limit along with dangerous levels of heavy metals.

Roundup is commonly sprayed in vineyards to keep the rows looking tidy and free of so-called weeds and on grain crops (used in beer) as a drying agent just before harvest. Glyphosate herbicides do not dry, wash or cook off and they have been proven to be neurotoxiccarcinogenicendocrine disruptors and a cause of liver diseaseat very low levels.

The wine brands tested included Gallo, Beringer, Mondavi, Barefoot and Sutter Home. Beer brands tested included Budweiser, Busch, Coors, Michelob, Miller Lite, Sam Adams, Samuel Smith, Peak Organic and Sierra Nevada.

Some of the test results were at first confusing. One would expect the organic wines and beers, and the carefully crafted independent beer brands to be free of glyphosate, as the herbicides are not allowed or used in organic farming. Instead, it appears that they are contaminated. Previous testing did show that some organic wines were contaminated, and in this round, one of the organic brands was as low as 0.38 ppb, but conventional wines had glyphosate residues 61 times higher, at 23.30 ppb. Studies have shown only 1 part per trillion to stimulate the growth of breast cancer cells, so any amount is concerning.

Regarding beer, further testing would need to be done (we hope by the brands themselves), but it appears that the batch tests (equal amounts of multiple brands tested in one batch) of independent beer brands had higher levels: up to 13.60 ppb more than conventional beers. The organic batch tested at 2.57. Batch tests of large conventional brands such as Budweiser, Coors and Michelob showed 2.11 ppb collectively.

Inquiries into the big beer company manufacturing process revealed a possible explanation. Conventional beer producers tend to use cheaper ingredients which include rice, instead of barley, oats, rye and wheat, which are more expensive and tend to be used by independent and organic beer companies who prefer a richer flavor. Cheaper, hulled white rice is expected to have far lower levels of glyphosate residues than whole barley, oats and malt. If they are not organic, these are crops which are commonly sprayed with glyphosate as a drying agent just before harvest.

But one thing that is clear is that the beer and wine industries must—and in many cases are—moving away from Monsanto’s Roundup in order to avoid contamination by this harmful chemical herbicide.

Pam Strayer of Viewpoint-Wines & Vines pointed out that, “In 2016, organic wine grew 11 percent by volume; imported organic wines grew 14 percent, double that of American organic producers at 7 percent.”

“I haven’t used Roundup since 1977,” said Phil Coturri, the Sonoma vineyard manager who was recognized by the Golden Gate Salmon Association earlier this year for his environmentally sound viticulture. “You can’t constantly use a product and think that it’s not going to have an effect. Glyphosate is something that’s made to kill.”

More than 1,000 plaintiffs, most of them farmers, have filed lawsuits against Monsanto, a leading manufacturer of glyphosate, for Roundup exposure leading to non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.

Even big beer brands are seeing the benefit of organic. Anheuser-Busch announced last week that its brand Michelob has launched a new beer made with organic wheat called Ultra Pure Gold.

The Brewers Association, which certifies small independent and craft beers, gave this statement regarding the new MAA glyphosate test results:

“Brewers do not want glyphosate used on barley or any raw brewing material, and the barley grower organizations have also come out strongly against glyphosate. It is clear that the malting and brewing industries are aligned in their opposition to the use of glyphosate on malting barley.”

So how does glyphosate contaminate organic wines and beers? Drift, polluted irrigation water, soil and through a new phenomena: pesticide rains. Glyphosate and other toxic chemical particles remain in evaporated water or dust clouds which form into rain and can contaminate vineyards and grain crops thousands of miles away.

In America, one out of two males and one out of three females are expected to get cancer, one out of five have mental illness, many struggle with infertility, sterility and infant death, and our healthcare costs are crippling. Just last week, a new study revealed that maternal exposure to glyphosate showed significantly higher rates of shortened gestation. Prematurely born babies are at significant risk of infant death.

According to a Save the Children 2013 report, the U.S. has 50 percent more infant deaths on day one of lifethan all other developed countries combined. Could this be due to the widespread use, drift and contamination of pesticides and herbicides like Roundup? These studies may suggest so. If American policymakers want to lower healthcare costs, eliminating the use of glyphosate herbicides could be one reasonable step to take.

Concerned consumers who don’t want to drink wine and beer contaminated with harmful chemical pesticides and herbicides such as glyphosate have a chance to be heard. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is currently accepting comments until April 30, 2018, on the re-registration or denial of the license for glyphosate. Leave a comment, cite a scientific study found in this article, and protect grape growers and grain farmers, too. Then, when glyphosate is no longer used in farming, we can truly collectively say, “Cheers, to good health!”

Full results, brand names, and lab report links can be found here.

Reposted with permission from our media associate AlterNet.

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How Most Popular Music Keeps You In An Unconscious Egoic State



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Many of us don’t realize it but much of the popular music out there isn’t doing our consciousness much good. And it has been built that way for a reason. I’m passionate about this issue because my purpose is in waking up human beings so that we can thrive. This is a big part of it.

Picture yourself at a concert listening to a guitarist who has mastered his/her craft, bleeding their heart and soul into the rhythm, feel and vibe of the music they are playing. You connect with it, your heart begins to feel it.

Now imagine yourself at a pop music concert. The artist has a digital track or CD with their recording and beats playing off in the background and they are likely lip-syncing while they ‘sing’ to you. Everyone is watching in a hypnotized state of awe as they are star struck.

What’s the difference here? The 2nd scenario draws crowds in by the millions from city to city and yet very little musical talent or passion is displayed, while the other may or may not draw such crowds yet the experience is one of lasting fulfillment.

Why has much of pop music today stopped featuring human played instruments? Sure, samples or synth instruments make up the beats, but the soul from a human playing out a whole song is pretty well gone, isn’t it?

Sure this isn’t the case in all genres, but think about what’s primarily popular today, the mega stars such as the likes of Rihanna, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Drake, Kanye, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber etc. It’s, what feel like, empty beats..

It’s not just instrumentals though, the lyrical content and overall passion of many artists seems to be replaced with watered down acts that ‘get it done’ but without a strive for quality that elicits genuine connection and emotion. Why?

Well, it’s simple. In many cases these once passionate individuals are made into products that push cultures, ego, and unconsciousness. And that’s the agenda.

And it’s done that way right from the engineering booth with subliminals.

The goal appears to be to push people into an egoic state and keep them there. To those pushing the agenda, the less we can remind ourselves how to live from the heart, the better. And that’s why much of the music goes in the direction it does today and why we’re left without feeling, and instead with catchy chimes stuck in our heads playing over and over.

My First Taste Of It

When I was about 14 years old I began to witness what was one of the most viral cultural takeovers, if not the most, of all time. I was in high school, and suddenly everyone began to listen to the same music, dress exactly the same, talk exactly the same, strive for exactly the same things and treat people in the same way. Baggy clothes became the style and weed became the past time, it still is one of the most evidential things I’ve ever seen.

When I first started hearing much of the music that was popular at that time hit the radio I felt something weird. I couldn’t quite explain it to people but I certainly didn’t hold back sharing my opinion. There was something… numbing about it and it was making people do things. Like I mentioned above, in a very, very short time frame when the rise of the popular rap and hip hop scene came into fruition (not to be confused with regular ol’ rap and hip hop and the underground stuff) everything started to change for multiple generations in a HUGE way. It was like a rabid virus struck into the minds of 12 – 30 year olds and took over everything about them.

I watched as my friends, and most people in my last year of elementary school and into high school, seemingly overnight became enthralled with the mass cultural take over of the rising poppy rap and hip hop industry. Language became vulgar and words took on all new meanings. No one respected authority or teachers. Everyone was trying to be the biggest badass possible. Guys wore 5-7 layers of t-shirts under baggy school dress shirts. Timberlands on everyone’s feet. People were popping gold plastic grills into their mouth. This wasn’t just taken up by one race or another, or one gender, it was everyone in a pretty wide age gap.

How did something like this happen so heavily, quickly and virally? And last for over a decade? There is quite a big agenda behind this and I’ve always wanted to prove it. For years I sought out people in the industry who could confirm my suspicions. That much of this music contained subliminals that would essentially brainwash people into doing things that would change our behaviour and lock us into egoic consciousness. Eventually I started to find those industry people who could confirm that, and it’s incredible the stories I’ve heard.

The Truth Became Clearer

Then I met Dulce Ruby. She is an international meditation guide and artist who was once a very successful model who innocently ended up in elite circles, around many of these huge pop stars and industry people. She has seen a lot and agreed to sit down and speak about it on the Collective Evolution podcast.

We spoke about the agenda the music industry is pushing forth, where it comes from and how it’s done. We talked about rituals and how they take place, as well as what it means to truly ‘sell your soul.’

Key Podcast Notes 

  • This musical manipulation isn’t happening in just one genre of music, it happens in many
  • Many of the stars didn’t quite realize what they were agreeing to
  • What a music industry ritual looks and more importantly FEELS like
  • It’s best to cut this out of your life than to keep exposing yourself to it
  • The deeper reason why this happens and what we can consciously take from it

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The 10 Most Popular Recipes From February 2018

Take one look at the HuffPost Taste Instagram account and you’ll get a good sense of the landscape of recipes being created by the most popular food bloggers on the internet. Then take a look at the number of likes for each of those dishes, and you can tell what people are really craving.

Sometimes (ahem, January) photos of fresh fruits, salads and smoothies hit the spot. But in February, comfort foods took the spotlight. Five of the 10 most popular recipes featured on the HuffPost Taste account were soups or stews, two were grains and three were ooey-gooey desserts.

The most popular recipe had twice as many likes as any other recipe. Once you take a look at it, you’ll know exactly why. Check out the top 10 dishes below.

10 Vegetarian Lentil Tortilla Soup (Instant Pot + Slow Cooker)

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9 Pea Pesto Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Arugula (Vegan + Gluten-Free)

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8 Creamy Steel Cut Oats with Rainbow Chard and Pine Nuts

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7 Gooey Chocolate Chunk Blondies

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6 5-Ingredient Pesto Chicken Soup

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5 Nutella Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies

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4 Creamy Roasted Garlic Potato Soup with Crispy Brussels and Chili Oil

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3 Pressure Cooker Ropa Vieja (Slow Cooker, Too)

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2 Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala

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1 Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cake

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Now wouldn’t you like that cake, too? Get cooking and see what all the fuss is about.

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

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Popular American Journalist Explains How There Was NO Sarin Gas Attack By Assad In Syria



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False flag terrorism has ruled our world for decades and modern-day warfare has become a tool used by the global elite for economic and political gain. This is no secret, and terms like “false flag terrorism” have, within the past couple of years, entered into mainstream political rhetoric, as multiple world leaders have expressed their concern that it’s now out of hand. This is precisely what so many academics and political personnel discussed at a conference on the “New World Order” a couple of years ago, when the term gained even more traction after political leaders like Bashar Al-Assad and Vladimir Putin stated that the chemical gas attack which took place in Syria, heavily blamed on Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad, was a false flag.

Russian president, Putin, within recent years, has given multiple speeches stating that this ‘global elite’ are and have been using “imaginary” and “mythical” threats to push forth their agenda. He began his speech at  the 13th annual meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club, whose theme  was “The Future in Progress: Shaping the World of Tomorrow.” by arguing that the oligarchic ‘1 percent’ that dominate our world “abandoned substantive and equal dialogue with other actors in international life, chose not to improve or create universal institutions, and attempted instead to bring the entire world under the spread of their own organisations, norms and rules. They chose the road of globalisation and security for their own beloved selves, for the select few, and not for all.”

It’s interesting for mainstream politicians to mention this, it’s trend that’s been happening for a long time and it raises an eyebrow because there is evidence to back it up.

US Four Star General and former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Wesley Clark once expressed that the US is invading other countries for no good reason, but simply because they have “a good military and can take down governments.”

Perhaps the best example would be 9/11, where many believe that a powerful group of people orchestrated the event, in order to justify the invasion of the Middle East for ulterior motives. This means, if true, essentially every single thing we hear from the mainstream media and their perspective towards these types of events, is complete fake news.

The US and its allies have a long history of being called out, not only from those within the political realm, but their own ’employees’ as well. We need more whistle blowers, but it’s not that easy for them… Multiple influential people have spoken out about the false flag terrorism, as well as the deep state and dark branch of government, or one that sits above the government, which carries out these attacks.  When it comes to 9/11, there are several studies and academicians (thousands) that conclude without a doubt they were brought down by controlled demolition.

This is why more than half of the American population didn’t believe the official explanation given by the government when it came to what really happened on that day, not because they are “conspiracy minded,” but simply took the time to actually look into it and examine sources beyond what the mainstream media was reporting.

Influential people who care about the world, and pay attention to what is really happening on it, have expressed the same concerns throughout time.

A great quote by Edward Bernays, who was known as the father of public relations, comes to mind here:

The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic societyThose who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. (source)

So does one by Mark Twain:

“The statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting the blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception.”

 Mark Twain (source)

I’ve used them multiple times, so I apologize if you’ve come across them in my articles before, but there are always new readers.

Related CE Article: More Hard Hitting Words From The Dalai Lama About The Mass Brainwashing of Society

The Chemical Weapons Attack In Syria .

Below is a video of award-winning Journalist Ben Swann from Truth in Media, explaining the information he’s come across suggesting the same thing as discussed above.

It’s important to remember that the United States has a long history of demonizing people and political figures in other parts of the world. The U.S. also has a long history of meddling in other countries political affairs and elections, all for the purpose of installing a ‘foreign’ government that will comply with their will. This was the case with people like Muammar Gaddafi , and many more.

Their influence is strong, and the ability to make people in a foreign country despise their own president, is largely due to outside, western influence and supposedly ‘bringing democracy’ to these countries who desperate need our help (sarcasm)…Or again, are the problems, in the first place, created by the US/the powers that be in order to give the appearance that an intervention is needed? Something to think about the next time you hear about a massive terrorist attack in the mainstream media, because they are happening quite frequently.

More on the Supposed Attack

When it comes to the chemical weapons attack, when it happened, Putin expressed his strong belief that it was a “false flag” & that more are “being prepared” Syria.  You can read more about that here.

“We have reports from multiple sources that false flags like this one – and I cannot call it otherwise – are being prepared in other parts of Syria, including the southern suburbs of Damascus. They plan to plant some chemical there and accuse the Syrian government of an attack.” – Putin (source)

Assad explained that he thought the attack was “100% fabrication.” Assad also questioned whether or not the children photographed were even dead.

Assad explained that it was “not clear whether it happened or not, because how can you verify a video? You have a lot of fake videos now.”

This was brought to light earlier this year when the Pentagon paid a PR firm over $500 million to create fake terrorists videos.

You can read more about Assad and his comments mentioned above, here.

Following reports that Hillary Clinton blamed Russian President Vladimir Putin for personally cyber attacking her presidential campaign and ultimately costing her the 2016 election, Dr. Ron Paul, founder of the Institute for Peace and Prosperity and a three time presidential candidate, spoke up against such claims, calling the U.S. government “propagandists” that simply push for a foreign policy of “intervening around the world.”

So, regardless of what really happened, we are always getting different stories, from multiple sources, every single time. Human consciousness is changing, and it’s starting to realize that all of this global conflict is completely useless and unnecessary, and throughout history, there has always been one common aggressor, whoever you want to call them.

“The real menace of our Republic is the invisible government, which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy legs over our cities, states and nation . . . The little coterie of powerful international bankers virtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes.” – John F. Hylan (source)(source)

It is human beings that have been used as tools to push forth such agendas. It’s the person behind the trigger, the button, others just doing their job, or following orders. Change starts with us, and we can change the world anytime we collectively choose to do so, and perhaps we are going through the process now. This means that those who bring harm to the planet, could possibly one day, have a change of heart. But at the end of the day, we are the ones in control, we just have to come together and realize it.

 


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State Bans Popular AR-15 Accessory, Police Shocked After Only 4 People Comply

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Massachusetts became the first state to ban bump-stocks for firearms, and after three weeks with the new law in effect, police are apparently shocked that only a few citizens have come forward to voluntarily give up their newly illegal devices.

Bump stocks, which replace a rifle’s standard stock and allow the gun to mimic an automatic weapon, came under fire in October after police claimed that the suspected gunman in the Las Vegas shooting, Stephen Paddock, had 12 rifles with bump stocks in his hotel room.

While it is not clear whether the bump stocks were used, or how they contributed to the carnage that resulted from the shooting, they became the focus of the mainstream media’s wrath, and Massachusetts jumped into action. Now, residents who violate the new law could spend anywhere from 18 months to life in prison.

The ban took place in the state on Feb. 1, and the new regulations gave residents the option to turn their bump stocks over to law enforcement with no repercussions—but so far, police departments in Springfield, West Springfield, Holyoke, Agawam, Granby and Ludlow have received zero bump stocks.

The Chicopee Police Department has received four bump stocks, and Officer Mike Wilk told 22News that he was actually shocked by the low response. “Four is surprising. I figured we would get a few more, but at least we got four,” Wilk said.

There is no incentive for residents to turn in their bump stocks, other than a pat on the back and the peace of mind that they no longer own something the state has deemed illegal. Wilk said he believes that “there are people that could transfer them out of state. If they had a second residence they could have brought them there.”

Essex Police Chief Peter Silva told CBS Boston that the one man in his city who voluntarily turned his bump stock in expressed his frustration at the fact that he paid more than $250 for the device and he was now being forced to turn it over to the police with nothing in return.

“He was a little frustrated because of the fact that he’d paid a little over $250 on this piece here, and there was no redeeming value for him on the other side to recover that money,” Silva said.

While there is no clear proof that bump stocks were responsible for the nearly 60 deaths that resulted from the Las Vegas shooting, John Rosenthal, founder of a Massachusetts-based nonprofit that advocated for the ban, told the Huffington Post that he believes bump stocks should be outlawed because, “We saw in Las Vegas the carnage, which far exceeded the carnage of any other mass shooting in U.S. history, and it made it very clear to me that there’s no purpose whatsoever for a bump stock, other than killing a lot of people very quickly.”

Rosenthal also told CBS Baltimore, “There’s no question in my mind that people won’t turn them in” if the ban became law, and clearly that was not the result.

The city of Denver, Colorado, has introduced a similar ban, which makes bump stocks illegal to sell, carry, store or possess within city limits. While residents also have the option to turn over their devices to law enforcement without repercussions, violators could be fined up to $999 and face up to 180 days in jail.

One of the main points that do not appear to have been thoroughly addressed in this debate is what happens to the bump stocks after they are turned over to police. Not only does the former owner receive no compensation, but the local police department now has a new weapon to add to its increasingly militarized arsenal. And as The Free Thought Project has reported, police in the United States have killed 450 percent more Americans than the last four decades of mass shootings—combined.

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Mixed Reactions as Norway Gets First ‘Hospital Imam’ Due to ‘Popular Demand’



 


While the director of Norway’s largest hospital argued that this “cure of souls” would expand the range of services provided to patients, some Norwegians claimed it was Islam that was being given special treatment.

Muhammad Azeem has the distinction of being Norway’s first “hospital imam.” From now on, Muslim patients at the Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen can avail themselves of his services once a week, national broadcaster NRK reported.

“It’s a difficult time being hospitalized, and patients always want to share their thoughts with a cleric,” Azeem told NRK. “I spend time with them, and they feel safer when talking to an imam. In this way, they also know they are talking to one who shares their culture and religion,” he added.

The Haukeland University Hospital pioneered the initiative in Norway and is currently the only facility to offer this kind of service. Hospital priest Liv Ingrid Svela argued this was a step in the right way and welcomed Azeem as a member of the team, alongside four other priests.

“From time to time I used to get questions from patients who wish to talk to an imam. And due to popular demand on the patients’ part, we have managed to grant their wish,” Svela explained.

Hospital director Eivind Hansen concurred that having a “hospital imam” expanded his institution’s religious and cultural services for the sake of patients’ well-being.

Liberal Party MP and Vice President of the Norwegian parliament Abid Qayyum Raja, himself a practicing Muslim of Pakistani descent, called introducing hospital imams “courteous” on his Facebook page.

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However, Iranian-born psychiatrist and author Shahram Shaygani was skeptical about the step, while at the same time arguing that opening up a “spiritual” and “existential or ontological” dimension was good for healthcare. Instead, he recommended a person with theological or philosophical education, with a general knowledge of religion and metaphysical dilemmas.

Other users’ reactions were even less enthusiastic. One called the idea “laughable,” venturing that the public sphere should not have expenses related to “people’s superstitions, be it God, Jesus, Allah, Thor, Odin or the flying spaghetti monster.” Another cited the strained finances of the Norwegian healthcare sector, suggesting more clowns for sick children. Still another wryly stressed the necessity of having Jehova’s witnesses banging on hospital ward doors. Demands for a “Harry Potter priest” for the more adventurous patients were also heard.

“Do other religions get the same treatment, or will Islam alone continue to eat its way into democracy? Are we living in Norway or in Islamabad??” user Bjørn Tore Pettersen inquired.

The Haukeland University Hospital is located in Bergen. It was founded in 1902 and is currently Norway’s largest in terms of patients served.

Norway’s Muslim community has been growing steadily since the 1960s. At present, the Muslim community is estimated to account for around 4 percent of the national population of 5.2 million, reaching as much as 10 percent in urban areas in and around Oslo.

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