Women Fined $100,000, Face Potential Jail Time, Just for Braiding Hair


In the state of Tennessee, braiding hair without first paying thousands of dollars and attending hundreds of hours of courses can and will get you hit with thousands of dollars in fines. If you do not pay these fines, rest assured that you can and will be thrown in jail. What’s more, as the case below illustrates, even if you have a license, you are still not immune from the fines.

Fatou Diouf has been braiding hair for her entire life. She became so good at it that she jumped through all the legal hoops, sat through hundreds of hours of needless classes, and paid thousands of dollars so she could finally turn this passion into a career.

“I never did any other job but hair braiding my whole life,” Diouf told the Institute for Justice. “I cannot recall a time when I did not know how.”

However, because the state is dependent on revenue it generates from citizens—via taxation or extortion—the Tennessee government has begun cracking down on hair braiders.

As the IJ reports, in recent years, Tennessee has forced Fatou to pay a staggering $16,000 in fines, simply because she employed workers who did not have a government license to braid hair. Nor is she alone. After examining meeting minutes and disciplinary actions for the Tennessee Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners, the Institute for Justice has identified nearly $100,000 in fines levied against dozens of braiders and more than 30 different natural hair shops and salons since 2009.

All of those violations were for unlicensed braiding; none were triggered by any health or sanitation violation.

Normally, the state would only target unlicensed braiders who dared to make a living out of their homes without first paying the government for permission. However, they are now targetting folks like Fatou who allow braiders to work in their establishments without first paying the government.

It’s not as easy as simply paying the government for the privilege of braiding hair either. In order not to be fined thousands of dollars by the state for braiding hair, you must attend and complete a course that is at least 300 hours long and costs anywhere between $1,500 and $5,000 for tuition.

With her years of experience, completing the classes required for a state license was “mostly a waste of my time,” Fatou recalled, according to the IJ. “We don’t need 300 hours to know how to wash a clip or a comb.”

To illustrate the ridiculous nature of such a course to braid hair, consider the fact that, in some instances, less training is required to be a police officer in the state as they only need 500 hours while some of the cosmetology courses are upwards of 1,000 hours.

The extortion has become such a problem that even some lawmakers are speaking out and proposing legislation to end it. “By deregulating natural hair training people could open up their own business without a natural hairstyle license,” Rep. Antonio Parkinson of Memphis said of TN House Bill 1809, proposed by The Department of Commerce and Insurance that deregulates the natural hair industry.

As the IJ reports:

Even more ironically, some of the bill’s loudest opponents have actually come from licensed natural hair stylists, who claim the license is necessary to protect the public.

Yet according to testimony by McCormack, there have been only two health and safety complaints against natural hair stylists since 2010. In fact, the Department has “opened more than 200 administrative complaints for unlicensed activity where we have seen no sanitation violations,” he said. “That’s actually more than we have licensees currently with the Department.”

Those findings are further borne out by a 2016 report from the Institute for Justice, which analyzed complaints filed against braiders in states that have a separate license for natural hair care. “Across seven years and 10 jurisdictions, just nine complaints with health and safety issues were received for unlicensed braiders,” the report concluded. “Further, none of the complaints alleging consumer harm were verified by licensing boards.”

Indeed, the entire premise of extorting people over hair braiding has nothing to do with actual safety and everything to do with generating revenue.

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Fascinating New DNA Updates On The Potential Alien Body Found In Nazca, Peru

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Recently Nazca, Peru has become famous for those who like to peer into the world of unsolved mysteries. Take for example, the Nazca Lines, a series of large ancient geoglyphs ranging in size, with the largest being 1200 feet long. The world is full of interesting unsolved mysteries that question what we think we know about human history and new discoveries are constantly being made, many of which receive very little attention. This really goes to  show just how little we know of human history and how new discoveries show us that there are so many variables that we really need to take into consideration when contemplating our true origins. There are still many questions which remain unanswered.

A new discovery has been made in Nazca, Peru. If you haven’t already heard, multiple mummies have been unearthed, real organic bodies. Their anatomy is quite strange, and differs greatly from that of a human. The beings are humanoid and have three fingers and three toes on each hand. They also have a distinctly different shape of skull compared to modern-day humans and those who roamed the Earth before we did.

This is also interesting because three-fingered beings are depicted in ancient petroglyphic drawings that have been found in Peru.

Now, before we go any further, we have to address the ‘alien issue.’ When the news came out about these strange bodies being unearthed, Snopes instantly labelled the story as fake news, specifically because it contemplated the idea that they could be alien bodies. How does this make it fake news? They (Snopes) did not even acknowledge the fact that these were indeed real bodies, they simply ridiculed the story because it had an ‘alien’ tone to it. They also ridiculed the researchers involved, as what seemed to be an attempt to further discredit the story. As a result, many people believed that the bodies were not found at all, which is not true.

Secondly, is it really far off to contemplate that these beings could be alien? With all of the evidence and information that’s been released over the years regarding UFOs, and their potential extraterrestrial origin as well as various interpretations of ancient history, it’s really not at all that “out there” (no pun intended) to question. We will get to why later in the article.

But let’s get back to the bodies. One of them was named Maria, she’s a 5th century woman who predates the arrival of the Europeans to America. So far, scientists have shared their belief that she belonged to a race that was wiped from Earth due to some climate catastrophe, like a flood or a comet strike.

Maria isn’t the only one, scientists are also studying a mummy that is believed to have been nine-months old at the time of death, they have called it Vavita. Four other male mummies were also found.

Who are these scientists? One of them is Dr. Konstantin Korotkov, a professor of Computer Science and Biophysics at Saint-Petersburg Federal University of Informational Technologies, Mechanics and Optics. He is also a researcher at the Russian National Research University. He said, “We have a very important mission here in Peru. I came here because of this group of scientists, professionals, [and] journalists.” When they brought out the body and “pulled it out of the box, it was a stunned silence at first.” 

Another one is Natalya Zaloznaya, a radiologist and specialist in computer tomography at the International Biological Systems Institute. She was also in Peru collecting tissue samples to bring back to St. Petersburg for analysis.

Again, there are many. Below is another one pictured analyzing preliminary results which showed thatThis body is a real body, that was once alive. For example, here we have the teeth from the upper arch, and here are the ones from the lower arch. The skull with the remains of brain mass, this part here shows the lungs at the side. This is the heart, with the bronchus, and the great vessels, lungs at both sides. This is still the heart, and here are the four cavities, and the bronchi that are preserved.”

They also show the intestines and abdomen, and that the placement of the internal organs is “completely harmonious.”

So far it seems that “initial examinations suggest the possibility of a species unlike anything found in the fossil record.”

Early DNA results of the mummy, named “Maria,” show that she is female, and that the other bodies found alongside her, which look to be a spouse and a couple of children, are also real, biological bodies. Some of their organs are actually still intact. Further testing was done on one of the strangest aspects of these bodies, their fingers and toes, and has shown that these parts are not fake, ruling out any possibility of a hoax. They’re the same material, the same chemical composition, and the same DNA. The samples taken from Maria’s fingers matched the date of her body, which is approximately 249-411 AD. Carbon dating, and an analysis of the structure of the body via CT scan and X-ray, proved it was real.

New Updates

Researchers have now collected tissue samples in Peru and have brought them back to Russia to study. They’ve found that the mummies – with elongated heads and three fingers on each hand, actually have 23 chromosomes that appear to be human, but again, the bodies differ than that of human anatomy.

“Right now, we are making a detailed analysis to see if the shape of the position of all the chromosomes, of all the amino acids, coincides with ours,” 

The professor went on to emphasize to IB Times that,

“Each of the little mummies has two arms, two legs, a head, pair of eyes and a mouth. Tomographic scans reveal their skeletons. The tissue has biological nature and their chemical composition indicates that they are humans…Their DNA features 23 pairs of chromosomes, just like we have. All the four of them are males, each with a Y-chromosome.” 

He also made it a point to say that, “They appear human but they are not. Their anatomic structure is different. They could be extraterrestrials or bio robots.”

He also said that they could very well belong to an ancient Earth tribe, and we could be seeing a completely new species, one of many, that can be added to the mystery that is Earth’s history.

Where would these beings fit into the current story of human evolution? There are so many questions, missing links and more that really put our current theories into question.

X-ray and computer tomography also showed that Maria has a very different rib structure to that of humans. Keel-shaped in the upper part with a handful of semicircular ribs, the cage protects the creature’s internal organs, which also resemble those of humans.

“We clearly see the contours of the trachea and the bronchi, of the heart and its chambers; we can even see the shape of the valves. We can also see quite clearly the contours of the diaphragm, the liver and the spleen,” explains Zaloznaya, to RT News

Scientists also found Maria was embalmed in a cadmium chloride white powder, the antibacterial effect of which has preserved Maria to this day.

As you can see, DNA testing alone cannot really determine where these beings come from, and whether or not they originated on Earth. Most likely, they did, but it still doesn’t rule out the possibility that they are from another planet.

Back To The Alien Question

“They appear human but they are not. Their anatomic structure is different” said Korotkov.

There are some important points which give more credibility to this assumption, and the main one is the idea that we ourselves are the extraterrestrials, as Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden stated in a recent interview,

“We are the aliens, but we just think they’re somebody else, but we’re the ones who came from somewhere else. Because somebody else had to survive, and they got in a little space craft and they came here and they landed and they started civilization here, that’s what I believe. And if you don’t believe me, go get books on the ancient Sumerians and see what they had to say about it, they’ll tell you right up front.”

His comments differ significantly from Dr. Edgar Mitchell’s,  who said he “happens to be privileged enough to be in on the fact that we are not alone on this plant ” and that we have “been visited many times.”

As far as humans coming from space, Worden is not the only one who has brought forth this theory.

Francis Crick Watson and Maurice Wilkins were jointly awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize for Physiology for Medicine “for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material.”

He was clearly a brilliant scientist who unfortunately, like many other brilliant minds who came up with theories that challenged the accepted frameworks at the time, wasn’t given much ‘press.’

In his book published in 1982, Life Itself, he argues that there is no possible way that the DNA molecule could have gotten its start here on Earth and that it had to have come here from somewhere else, off the planet.

According to Francis, we are the result of what is now known as Directed Panspermia. Crick and a British chemist, Leslie Orgel, published their paper on it in July of 1973.

Their theory explains that, “organisms were deliberately transmitted to earth by intelligent beings on another planet. We conclude that it is possible that life reached the earth in this way, but that the scientific evidence is inadequate at the present time to say anything about the probability. We draw attention to the kinds of evidence that might throw additional light on the topic.”  (source)

Another reason why it’s not so far-fetched to assume that these bodies discovered in Peru could be from another world is that modern-day encounters with supposed extraterrestrials lend belief to the idea that there are quite possibly, multiple humanoid races, some which are identical to human beings, traversing the universe. If this is true, perhaps our DNA would be quite similar, if not exactly the same, as them.

This is why, if we ever hear that these beings are a 99 percent DNA match, it does not negate the extraterrestrial hypothesis, even if it was 100 percent, it still doesn’t, despite the fact that there is also a good chance that these beings do and did originate on Earth.

Regardless of where they’re from, the finding is huge as we are looking at a species which has been completely left-out of the fossil record. It’s a completely new species.

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Boost your body’s regenerative potential with these healing foods and nutrients

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(Natural News) Whether you’re in the pink of health or suffering from medical conditions, it’s best to read up on these foods and nutrients that can help regenerate body tissues.

When we’re healthy, the body’s default state is that of ceaseless regeneration. However, when we’re sick, regenerative processes are overcome by degenerative ones. During times like this, medicine can help the body regain balance through foods, herbs, and nutrients. But drug-based medicine often uses chemicals that do not have any regenerative potential. They might even disrupt the body’s ability to self-renew to suppress the symptoms that they are supposed to address. (Related: Will scientists soon be able to regrow organs and injured tissue in patients?)

Here are six bodily tissues and the natural ways that can help your body initiate the regeneration process:

  1. Beta cell regeneration — Medical experts are still looking into the “diabetes-reversing potential” of natural compounds. Despite the funding that goes into “stem cell therapies, islet cell transplants, and an array of synthetic drugs in the developmental pipeline,” the cure for type-one diabetes could be right in our backyards or kitchens. In theory, the restoration of beta cells can help diabetics eliminate the need for insulin replacement. These compounds have experimentally helped reconstruct beta-cells that produce insulin and are destroyed in patients with diabetes: arginine, avocado, berberine (found in bitter herbs like goldenseal and barberry), bitter melon, chard, corn silk, curcumin, Gymenna Sylvestre/miracle fruit (“the sugar destroyer”), Nigella Sativa/fennel flower (“black cumin”), stevia, sulforaphane (which can be found in broccoli sprouts), and vitamin D.
  2. Cardiac cell regeneration — Various studies have proven that cardiac tissue can also regenerate. Researchers have even discovered a class of heart-tissue regenerating compounds called neocardiogenic substances. These substances help form cardiac progenitor cells, which turn into healthy heart tissue. Neocardiogenic substances include N-acetyl-cysteine, Geum Japonicum/Asian herb bennet, red wine extract, resveratrol, and Siberian ginseng/eleuthero root.
  3. Cartilage/joint/spine regeneration — Both curcumin and resveratrol can help improve recovery from spinal cord injury. Meanwhile, baicalin, Boswellia serrata, and curcumin extract are some of the potentially regenerative substances that can help address degenerative joint disease (i.e. osteoarthritis).
  4. Hormone regeneration — Vitamin C is one substance that can help manage hormone levels. The vitamin can contribute electrons to revive the form and function of estradiol/estrogen; E2), progesterone, and testosterone. If combined with foods that can help support the function of glands (e.g. the ovaries), vitamin C can soon replace or at least be an alternative to hormone replacement therapy.
  5. Nerve regeneration — A study from 2010, which was published in the journal Rejuvenation Research, revealed that combining blueberry, carnosine, and green tea produces neuritogenic (or promoting neuronal regeneration) and stem-cell regenerative effects in an animal model of neurodegenerative disease. Other researched neuritogenic substances include apigenin (a compound in vegetables like celery), ashwagandha, coffee (which contains trigonelline), curcumin, ginseng, huperzine, lion’s mane, mushroom, natto, red sage, resveratrol, royal jelly, and theanine. Remyelinating compounds, another class of nerve-healing substances, can help stimulate the restoration of the protective sheath around myelin (the axon of the neurons), which is usually damaged because of neurological injury and/or dysfunction, such as autoimmune and vaccine-induced demyelination disorders. Even therapeutic actions, such as listening to music or falling in love, can help improve your health and well-being. This proves that regenerative medicine does not always require the intake of food or drugs and that it can also incorporate various therapeutic actions.
  6. Liver regeneration — A compound in licorice called glycyrrhizin can help stimulate the regeneration of liver mass and function in the animal model of hepatectomy. Other substances that can stimulate liver regeneration include carvacrol (a compound found in oregano), curcumin, Korean ginseng, rooibos, and vitamin E.

Further study into regenerative medicine, along with cultivating attitudes, lifestyles, and proper diets that can boost bodily regeneration, will help us to attain bodily freedom that could soon lead to “the liberation of the human soul and spirit.”

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Drug-free Therapy Shows Potential To Heal Trauma, Ptsd And Chronic Pain

By Anna Hunt, Waking Times

Some are calling energy psychology “the most impressive intervention,” with the ability to defuse emotions built up after years of trauma. Also called Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) or just tapping, this practice is quickly making its way into the mainstream.

“EFT is on its way to being recognized as the treatment of choice for PTSD – quicker and more effective than anything else, with improvements not typically seen in standard medication or cognitive-behavioral therapy.” ~ Rick Leskowitz, Harvard Medical School psychiatrist director of the Integrative Medicine Project at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, and EFT practitioner (source, including quote excerpt in above paragraph)

It is only when you see it and experience it that you realize just how extraordinary tapping can be. Watch this short excerpt of a pilot program where military veterans with PTSD received 10-15 hours of EFT. The video is part of the documentary “Operation: Emotional Freedom.” The improvements after 4 days of treatment and symptoms at 90 days after treatment are astonishing.

How Does Tapping Heal Trauma and Chronic Pain?

Trauma and the painful emotions that come with it can be quite detrimental to mental and physical health. These emotions can manifest themselves into tremors, nightmares, chronic pain, disease and much more. Holding onto traumatic emotions can be very damaging to your health and well-being.

EFT uses exposure and desensitization to “defuse” traumatic emotions. The first element of the practice is to tap on a series of acupuncture points on the body. The second component is to repeat certain phrases related to the negative event. The patient makes these statements in an accepting way. As a result, the emotional intensity of the traumatic memory deflates. The grip of trauma and its physical side-effects melt away.

What Does Science Say

Many researchers are examining EFT and how it impacts PTSD and if it can, in fact, heal trauma.

One study conducted by Dawson Church, PhD et. al. examined the effect of EFT on PTSD and psychological distress symptoms in veterans receiving mental health services. They published the following conclusion in the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease.

In a within-subjects longitudinal analysis, 60% no longer met the PTSD clinical criteria after three sessions. This increased to 86% after six sessions for the 49 subjects who ultimately received EFT and remained at 86% at 3 months and at 80% at 6 months. The results are consistent with that of other published reports showing EFT’s efficacy in treating PTSD and comorbid symptoms and its long-term effects.

In another effort to assess the effectiveness of EFT, David Feinstein, Ph.D. analyzed 51 peer-reviewed papers that reported or investigated clinical outcomes following the tapping of acupuncture points to address psychological issues. This lot included 12 randomized controlled trials, which Feinstein further evaluated for design quality.

In his paper, Feinstein concludes:

These studies have consistently demonstrated strong effect sizes and other positive statistical results that far exceed chance after relatively few treatment sessions. Investigations in more than a dozen countries by independent research teams have all produced similar results.

Speculation on the mechanisms involved suggests that tapping on acupoints while a presenting emotional problem is mentally activated rapidly produces desired changes in the neurochemistry involved in that problem.

If favorable outcome research on energy psychology continues to accumulate — as recent developments would predict — and explanatory models for the observed effects continue to evolve, acupoint stimulation will offer clinicians a technique that can be used with confidence for quickly altering the neural pathways that underlie psychological problems.

Feinstein published his paper in the Review of General Psychology.

EFT is Very Accessible to Everyone

There is a plethora of resources when it comes to tapping. Currently, the Tapping World Summit is being aired online for free. If you want to learn how to jumpstart your healing and eliminate destructive emotions and physical pain from your body, click here to sign up.

Of course, there is always YouTube and Amazon has many books on the topic. One of the most popular resources is The Tapping Solution, by Rick Ortner. Below is a short video by Jessica Ortner where she takes you through the basic tapping point

Read more articles by Anna Hunt.

About the Author

Anna Hunt is writer, yoga instructor, mother of three, and lover of healthy food. She’s the founder of Awareness Junkie, an online community paving the way for better health and personal transformation. She’s also the co-editor at Waking Times, where she writes about optimal health and wellness. Anna spent 6 years in Costa Rica as a teacher of Hatha and therapeutic yoga. She now teaches at Asheville Yoga Center and is pursuing her Yoga Therapy certification. During her free time, you’ll find her on the mat or in the kitchen, creating new kid-friendly superfood recipes.

This article (Drug-free Therapy Shows Potential to Heal Trauma, PTSD and Chronic Pain) was originally created and published by Waking Times and is published here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Anna Hunt and WakingTimes.com. It may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.

Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of Waking Times or its staff.

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Ethereum Creator Warns Of Cryptocurrencies’ Potential Collapse to Near-Zero

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After less than a week ago when Ripple announced the end of cryptocurrencies, now Ethereum is warning the same thing.

The reminder comes amid high volatility of Bitcoin, which rose 1000% in 2017, but started 2018 with a sharp decline, losing half of its value.

The creator of the Ethereum Vitalik Buterin has posted a reminder to all cryptocurrency investors on his Twitter, February 17, warning them about the high volatility of the new, trendy assets and their possible drop to “near-zero,” which can happen any time. He urged them to invest only as much as they can afford to lose and recommended all, who seek safe instruments to store life-savings, to invest in more traditional assets, without specifying which ones.

The Ethereum blockchain network was launched in 2015 and although its main token is called ether, many other cryptocurrencies are based on Ethereum, such as the fan-made TFBCoin or Petro — a Venezuelan government project.

Serious concerns about cryptocurrencies being another financial bubble started to arise after the sudden rise in value of Bitcoin during 2017, followed by a significant drop at the beginning of 2018, which was predicted by some experts, when it lost half its value. It later restored some of its value, breaking back through the $10,000 psychological barrier.



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Alzheimer’s disrupts the body clock, providing early clues for potential diagnosis

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A new study found that the disturbances in the body clock of people who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease can also develop much earlier in people whose memories are intact but their brain scans show early, preclinical evidence of Alzheimer’s. The study was carried out by a team of researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis who evaluated the associations between circadian function, aging, and preclinical Alzheimer’s pathology in cognitively normal adults.

In conducting the study, the team monitored the circadian rhythms of 189 cognitively normal, older adults with a mean average of 66 from Washington University’s Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. All of them wore devices like exercise trackers for seven to 14 days and accomplished a detailed sleep diary each morning to monitor how dispersed rest and activity were throughout a day. Some had positron emission tomography (PET) scans in search for Alzheimer’s-related amyloid plaques in their brains, while others had their cerebrospinal fluid tested for Alzheimer’s-related proteins. Some also took both scans and spinal fluid testing.

“In this new study, we found that people with preclinical Alzheimer’s disease had more fragmentation in their circadian activity patterns, with more periods of inactivity or sleep during the day and more periods of activity at night,” said Yo-El Ju, an assistant professor of neurology.

Results revealed that 139 of the participants were clear of amyloid protein that indicates preclinical Alzheimer’s. Although the majority of them had regular sleep/wake cycles, some had body clock disturbances that were associated with older age, sleep apnea, or other causes. Among the 50 participants who either had abnormal brain scans or abnormal cerebrospinal fluid, all of them experienced great disturbances in their internal body clocks, which were identified by the amount of rest they got at night and how active they were during the day. Disruptions in the circadian rhythm continued even after the researchers statistically controlled for sleep apnea, age, and other factors.

Moreover, it was revealed that those who experienced short activity and rest spurts during day and night were more probable of showing evidence of amyloid buildup in their brains.

“It wasn’t that the people in the study were sleep-deprived,” said first author Erik S. Musiek, an assistant professor of neurology. “But their sleep tended to be fragmented. Sleeping for eight hours at night is very different from getting eight hours of sleep in one-hour increments during daytime naps.”

The findings of the study, published in the journal JAMA Neurology, support a previous mouse study of Musiek and Geraldine J. Kress that analyzed the circadian rhythm disturbances of Alzheimer’s. In this study, they disabled the genes that control the circadian clock to interrupt the rats’ circadian rhythms. They found that after two months, mice with disrupted circadian rhythms had more amyloid build ups compared to mice with normal rhythms. Moreover, the mice also displayed changes in the normal, daily rhythms of amyloid protein in the brain.

Tips on managing sleep problems in Alzheimer’s

A person with Alzheimer’s disease may find it hard to have enough of sleep and may wake up frequently during the night. Some people use medications for sleep changes; however, these cause serious side effects. On the other hand, natural treatments for sleep changes do not cause side effects but aim to enhance sleep routine and sleeping environment and lessen daytime napping. To promote rest for a person with Alzheimer’s, do the following:

  • Have a regular schedule for meals, sleeping, and waking up
  • Get exposed to the sun in the morning
  • Exercise regularly, but not later than four hours before bedtime
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine
  • Treat any pain
  • Ensure a comfortable bedroom temperature
  • Provide night lights and security objects
  • In periods of wakefulness, discourage staying in bed while awake and watching television

(Related: Can’t Stay Asleep? 26 Tips to Help you Sleep Tight)

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Explosive Documentary Reveals Potential Motive in Vegas Massacre, Exposes Police Cover Up


Las Vegas, NV — As conspiracy theories run rampant online and in the media about the who, what, and why of the deadliest mass shooting in recent American history, a documentary has just revealed some incredibly telling information. In the new film, police are exposed for covering up the details of the shooting—because the casino allegedly paid them to.

Since the horrific massacre took place nearly three months ago, details and evidence presented by law enforcement have been scant at best. This is not a coincidence. One of the most telling details about the information in this case is the complete and literal blackout of any images or video that show Stephen Paddock in the Mandalay Bay casino.

While there has been much speculation as to why no video has been released, the documentary now provides an answer—the casino is playing a massive game of CYA (cover your ass).

The new film, titled, “What Happened in Vegas,” explores the role of the Las Vegas Police Department covering up the details of the shooting—for the sole benefit of their bosses in the casino. As to why the police department would deliberately keep secret what is likely the most sought-after information of 2017, the documentary explains that they are in the pocket of the casinos who would be liable for tens of millions in lawsuits because they failed to stop Stephen Paddock from killing 58 people that fateful night.

As Raw Story notes, at the root of the problem, the film explains, is that the LVPD is run by a sheriff elected in large part by donations from MGM, the corporation that runs the Mandalay Bay hotel. According to the documentary, Las Vegas police changed their story multiple times on the timeline of the shooting. One important detail the police lied about in several instances is the timing of Paddock’s shooting of security guard Jesus Campos. Why? It’s likely that the LVPD wanted to help the casino’s legal case, and if they claimed Campos was shot while trying to prevent Paddock’s rampage, as opposed to during or after, it could help the casino’s lawyers later claim that the Mandalay Bay had taken sufficient action to stop him. At least seven news organizations have since sued the LVPD for failing to release all the information from the night of the shooting, including the New York Times, the Associated Press, ABC, the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times.

According to Stephen Stubbs, an attorney representing some of the victims in the shooting, Paddock was able to kill so many people that night because the casino treated him differently because he was a high roller. Instead of calling 911 when the shooting began, the casino called their “special back number” to a private wing of the police department in an attempt to keep the incident under wraps.

Because Paddock was a regular high roller at the casino, Mandalay bay didn’t call 911 and so dispatch was not able to link the shooting inside the hotel with the shooting a the Route 91 music festival.

“If they would’ve called 911, the 911 operator could have linked the two quicker, and the police would have gotten there quicker,” Stubbs said. “Less people would have died, and less people would have been shot if the Mandalay Bay didn’t treat their high rollers differently, and if the LVPD didn’t allow casinos to treat high rollers differently. This is the truth that [Sheriff] Joe Lombardo doesn’t want to come out.”

Given this information, the pieces of the puzzle now fall into place. As TFTP has previously reported, because of his high roller status, Paddock was also granted special privileges at the casino—like access to the service elevator.

One of the most asked questions about the massacre in Las Vegas was, “How did Stephen Paddock get hundreds of pounds of ammo and nearly two dozen assault rifles into his suite on the 32 floor of Mandalay Bay without anyone noticing?” Well, now we know—he was allowed to use the service elevator.

The fact that Paddock had access to the elevator, coupled with the fact that a special back line to police was called instead of 911—the casino now becomes complicit in allowing so many people to die that night.

We now have a motive for the parent company of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, MGM Resorts International, for paying a crisis management firm, Joele Frank, to spread disinformation about the massacre online. It keeps people confused so no one looks at them.

As TFTP noted at the time, the conspiracy theory report details how MGM International hired Joele Frank to run damage control in the wake of the deadly attack that left 58 people dead on Oct. 1. Michael’s report subsequently exposes ties between the crisis management firm and numerous Twitter accounts posting clearly bogus conspiracy theories about the mass-shooting, claiming “the shooting was fake, there was no blood, no victims, crisis actors, the whole nine-yards.”

While all this information helps us to put the cover up of the shooting by police into perspective, Stubbs delves further and offers up a convincing theory as to why Paddock did what he did. “From what I understand, Stephen Paddock did this because he wanted to hurt these casinos financially, and this was the best way he knew how.” However, because the casino responded the way they did, they became complicit in the death toll. “It didn’t have to be this bad,” Stubbs said, noting, “if they would have treated him like anyone else.”

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Mushrooms found to be unusually packed with anti-aging potential

Not only are they delicious, now researchers find that mushrooms have remarkably high amounts of two potential antiaging antioxidants.

Mushrooms have never gotten much superstar treatment in the trendy wonderfoods department. While kale and blueberries get all the love, mushrooms have just waited patiently in the wings, known to be delicious, but often considered nutritionally ho-hum.

But now could be their time to shine; researchers from Penn State have discovered that mushrooms contain unusually high amounts of two antioxidants that some experts believe could help fight aging and boost health.

The team of scientists found that mushrooms contain high levels of ergothioneine and glutathione, both important antioxidants, explains Robert Beelman, professor emeritus of food science and director of the Penn State Center for Plant and Mushroom Products for Health.

“There’s a theory – the free radical theory of aging – that’s been around for a long time that says when we oxidize our food to produce energy there’s a number of free radicals that are produced that are side products of that action and many of these are quite toxic,” says Beelman. “The body has mechanisms to control most of them, including ergothioneine and glutathione, but eventually enough accrue to cause damage, which has been associated with many of the diseases of aging, like cancer, coronary heart disease and Alzheimer’s.”

“What we found is that, without a doubt, mushrooms are highest dietary source of these two antioxidants taken together, and that some types are really packed with both of them,” says Beelman.

Among the 13 species tested, porcini were found to have the highest amount of the two compounds.

“We found that the porcini has the highest, by far, of any we tested,” says Beelman. “This species is really popular in Italy where searching for it has become a national pastime.”

Even common mushrooms types, like the humble white button, while having less of the antioxidants than porcini still had higher amounts than most other foods, Beelman notes.

And thankfully, cooking them doesn’t appear to alter the compounds. “Ergothioneine are very heat stable,” he says.

Also heartening to hear is that unlike the nutritional value that comes from some foods, it appears that one need not eat an entire of forest-full of mushrooms to reap the potential benefits.

“It’s preliminary, but you can see that countries that have more ergothioneine in their diets, countries like France and Italy, also have lower incidences of neurodegenerative diseases, while people in countries like the United States, which has low amounts of ergothioneine in the diet, have a higher probability of diseases like Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s,” says Beelman.

“Now, whether that’s just a correlation or causative, we don’t know. But, it’s something to look into, especially because the difference between the countries with low rates of neurodegenerative diseases is about 3 milligrams per day, which is about five button mushrooms each day.”

While I’m not so sure that “Five mushrooms a day keeps the doctor away” will become a proverb for the modern foodie, it’s nonetheless great to learn that the mighty mushroom is carrying its nutritional weight along with everything else it offers.

The research was published in the journal Food Chemestry.

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Ex Nasa Physicist Shares Images of a Potential “Aztec Head,” & Pyramid “Doorway” Found On Mars

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A lot of people reading the title of this article are probably rolling their eyes, and that’s a problem. Paradigm-changing discoveries are being made every day, and if these discoveries don’t make mainstream media headlines, people dismiss them as fake news, conspiracy theories, or pseudoscience. But the small group of people who control mainstream media also have control over our perception of reality, over what we consider to be real or not real, and that’s a problem.

The world has witnessed the birth of several different “alternative” news outlets in response to this issue, yet the information they provide never makes mainstream headlines despite coming from credible sources. This has especially been the case when it comes to UFOs, extraterrestrials, and life on other planets.

Despite studies being published in multiple peer-reviewed scientific journals bringing forth some very intriguing questions, this type of information is still greeted with skepticism more often than not, though things are slowly changing. As we move through 2018 and beyond, more people will become open and aware to the idea that we are not alone, that we’ve never been alone, and that there is plenty of evidence to prove these claims.

One person working to prove them is Dr. John Brandenburg, a well-known and respected plasma physicist who joined a number of colleagues in blowing the whistle on the need for disclosure. They argue there are things “out there” that have been deliberately kept from us. Whether this information has been concealed because the human race is not ready for this information, that it’s just too “mind-altering” and would change too many things, or because its disclosure would threaten to various corporate interests, remains unclear and too broad a subject to tackle here.

Since coming out, Brandenburg has been ridiculed by the mainstream, as any Department of Defense scientist making such claims would be, but the information he shares correlates with scores of other papers and documents available in the public domain, as well as the information that’s been shared by a number of scholars over the years, about this subject.

We’ve presented his work in multiple articles, but he has now come out with new revelations.

Brandenburg worked for NASA for a number of years. He was also the Deputy Manager of the Clementine Mission to the Moon, which was part of a joint space project between the Ballistic Missile Defence Organization (BMDO) and NASA. The mission discovered water at the Moon’s poles in 1994. (Source: page 16 of 18)(source)(source).

He has also worked on space plasma technologies, nuclear fusion, and advanced space propulsion, and invented the  Microwave Electro-Thermal plasma thruster using water propellant for space propulsion.


We’ve mentioned this before, but it’s important to mention again:

The more we observe Mars, the more information we’re getting that it really is a fascinating planet, from the Curiosity Rover we now know that Mars once was like a planet very much like Earth, with long salty seas, with fresh water lakes, probably with snow capped peaks and clouds and a water cycle just like we’re studying here on Earth. . . . Something has happened to Mars, it lost its water.

The quote above is from John Grunsfeld, a five-time space flow astronaut and associate administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directive. It was given at a NASA press conference where representatives told the world that there is a water Mars, that it’s not the dry, arid planet we imagined it to be, and that it was once very much Earth-like and still holds the possibility of harbouring life. After all, water means life.

In that conference, they admit to a drastic atmospheric shift that occurred on Mars which took it from its Earth-like composition to the one we see today. They provide no explanation for how this happened.

According to Brandenburg, there was a nuclear blast that completely changed the planet (the changes mentioned at the press conference linked in the above paragraph. He states:

“The question has been raise as to why a superabundance of Xe 129 in the Mars atmosphere, relative to every other major planetary isotopic reservoir in the Solar System can be considered as “nuclear weapon” signature on mars (1,2). In this brief  article I will summarize how Xe 129 superabundance occurs physically and is associated in the open literature with “fast neutron fission” found in supernova – the close physical analog to a hydrogen bomb explosion (3,4,5). I will also show that Earth atmospheric data compared between 1937 (1), just before the dawn of the nuclear age, and that done in 1950 and 1978, clearly shows an increase of Xe 129 from 1937 relative to other Xe isotopes and can therefore be associated with open air nuclear weapon testing and plutonium production, which itself produces large amounts of fast neutron fission of Uranium and Plutonium isotopes.”
>Multiple intelligently designed structures have been detected on Mars. We’ve written about this before, which you can see in the below articles.

Important Heavily Sourced Articles To Go Through To Have A Better Understanding of The Face, Pyramid & Ancient Civilization Which Exist/Existed On Mars

Ex NASA Scientists Shares Concealed Information About The Face/Pyramid On Mars 

Researchers Find Tetrahedral Geometry & Reflections of Pythagoras & Dirac In The Mounds of Cydonia on Mars

Army Remote Viewer & NASA Scientist Share The Truth About Life on Mars

Ex-NASA Astronaut & Princeton Physics Professor Says His Colleague Carl Sagan “Fudged” Evidence of Extraterrestrial Beings

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Brandenburg hypothesizes that these nuclear isotopes can be detected because a large nuclear blast took place, a blast that was responsible for the atmospheric shift seen on Mars. According to Brandenburg, another civilization that was living on Mars at the time is likely responsible.

You can refer to the linked articles above to see more evidence and why multiple scientists believe there was once an intelligent civilization on Mars, comprised of millions of people, as well as pictures and information of the famous “Face” and pyramids found on Mars.

A new image of the of the “Aztec Head,” imaged by the Curiosity Rover, has been found Confirming the Teeth in the Mouth. Here is the discovery frame 0184MRO925102000E1_DXXX

Here is an enlargement of the Aztec Head, which appears to be a damaged carving depicting a distorted human face with ornaments.

In the author’s opinion, this object is a carved artifact and its presence on Mars is entirely consistent with the Cydonian Hypothesis of a widespread humanoid civilization on Mars that dates from a long period of Earth-like climate on Mars.

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Two Key Findings that Show Us CIA Redacted Potential Smoking Gun from JFK Files


The U.S. government’s last-minute announcement that President Trump has chosen to only release some of the remaining classified documents on the assassination of former President John F. Kennedy, has raised the question of what the government is leaving out, and why.

Two of the most notable indications can be found in the latest trove of documents that was released Thursday night. One document detailed the deposition of former CIA Director Richard Helms, who was “called for examination by Counsel for Commission on CIA Activities” on April 23, 1975. The document ends with a crucial question from commission member David Belin.

“Well, now, the final area of my internal investigation relates to charges that the CIA was in some way conspiratorially involved with the assassination of President Kennedy,” Belin said. “During the time of the Warren Commission, you were Deputy Director of Plans, is that correct?”

“I believe so,” Helms replied.

“Is there any information involved with the assassination of President Kennedy, which in any way shows that Lee Harvey Oswald was in some way a CIA agent…” Belin asked.

The released documents end at this point, failing to answer one of the most asked questions in the entire JFK conspiracy.

While the newly released documents indicate that the FBI had contact with suspect Lee Harvey Oswald before the shooting that killed Kennedy, this particular document does not include Helms’ answer on whether Oswald had any ties to the CIA. This raises questions about what was included in Helms’ answer that would have made the government keep it redacted for “national security” purposes.

In one document labeled “Top Secret,” the identification form claims that it includes a 33-page transcript from a hearing on July 17, 1975, with a testimony from Richard Bissell. The former CIA agent was appointed as the CIA’s Deputy Director of Plans in 1958, which reportedly gave him control over half of the CIA’s budget, and over the CIA’s Black Operations. Bissell’s chief focus was a plan to overthrow Cuba’s Fidel Castro.

The opening page of the document claims the transcript covers topics such as the attempt to overthrow Castro with the failed Bay of Pigs invasion; former CIA Director Allen Dulles and former President Eisenhower; the overthrow of Dominican Republic President Rafael Trujillo; the ZR/Rifle Project and CIA agent Arnold Silver; former CIA Director John A. McCone; Mafia boss Sam Giancana; CIA and FBI recruit Robert Maheu; and the Department of Justice.

The transcript of Bissell’s responses to questions on any of the topics listed above would be incredibly telling regarding the inner workings of the CIA and the events that led up to, and occurred after the assassination of President Kennedy. However, the document that was released consists of 3 pages, and only 1 page contains text from the transcript.

The only page of text contains questions for Bissell such as “Now, Mr. Bissell, we went over the notes in the other room, didn’t we?” to which Bissell responded, “Correct.” The topic of the page appears to be on the actions of Bill Harvey, a CIA agent who played a crucial role in Operation Mongoose, the agency’s attempt to overthrow Castro after the failed Bay of Pigs invasion.

Mr. Schwarz: “All right. Now, in light of that document … does that have any effect upon your prior testimony that you had no reason to question Mr. Harvey’s statement at the occasion you asked him to set up the capability you said that the White House had twice urged you to do so?”

Mr. Bissell: “Yes. I think these dates do call that into question, because accepting these dates, which are Mr. Harvey’s own notations, it is clear that I had given him at least some exposure to that assignment at the end of January, just at the…”

The document ends there, leaving the public to wonder where the other 30 pages of the transcript are, why they were not released, and if they will ever be released in the future.

While the documents do not contain crucial answers to questions about the assassination of President Kennedy, they do include several ominous revelations about the CIA, showing that the agency openly funded terrorism and worked with the mafia to carry out various assassinations. WikiLeaks has offered a $100,000 reward for the full release of the documents.

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