I Know Which Country the U.S. Will Invade Next

By the end of this column, it will be clear which country the United States will invade and topple next. Or failing that, it will be clear which country our military-intelligence-industrial complex will be aching to invade next.

We all want to know why America does what it does. And I don’t mean why Americans do what we do. I think that question still will be pondered eons from now by a future professor showing his students a video mind-meld of present-day UFC fighters booting each other in the head while thrilled onlookers cheer (not for either of the fighters but rather for more booting in the head).

But we all seem to assume that America—the entity, the corporation—has some sort of larger reasoning behind the actions it takes, the actions put forward by the ruling elite. And almost all of us know that the reasons we’re given by the press secretaries and caricature-shaped heads on the nightly news are the ripest, most fetid grade of bullshit.

We now know that the invasion of Iraq had nothing to do with weapons of mass destruction. We now know that the crushing of Libya had nothing to do with “stopping a bad man.” If one does even a cursory check of what dictators around the world are up to recently, you’ll find that the U.S. doesn’t care in the slightest whether they are bad or good, whether they’re using their free time to kill thousands of innocent people or to harmonize their rock garden. In fact, the U.S. gives military aid to 70 percent of the world’s dictators. (One would hope that’s only around the holidays though.)

So if it’s not for the stated reasons, why does the U.S. overrun, topple and sometimes occupy the countries it does? Obviously, there are oil resources or rare minerals to be had. But there’s something else that links almost all of our recent wars.

As The Guardian reported near the beginning of the Iraq War, “In October 2000, Iraq insisted on dumping the U.S. dollar—the currency of the enemy—for the more multilateral euro.”

However, one example does not make a trend. If it did, I would be a world-renowned beer pong champion rather than touting a 1-27 record. (I certainly can’t go pro with those numbers.)

But there’s more. Soon after Libya began moving toward an African gold-based currency—and lining up all its African neighbors to join it—we invaded it as well, with the help of NATO. Author Ellen Brown pointed this out at the time of the invasion:

[Moammar Gadhafi] initiated a movement to refuse the dollar and the euro, and called on Arab and African nations to use a new currency instead, the gold dinar.

John Perkins, author of “Confessions of an Economic Hitman,” also has said that the true reason for the attack on Libya was Gadhafi’s move away from the dollar and the euro.

Source Article from http://govtslaves.info/2018/05/i-know-which-country-the-u-s-will-invade-next/

9 Different Kinds of Salt: Which Is the Healthiest?


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Salts have exploded with popularity. What once was a simple decision between iodized table salt or sea salt has become a sensory overload. Walk into Whole Foods to restock on salt and you’ll be confronted with a dazzling array of colors, textures and price points. But, what really differentiates specialty salts? Are expensive salts actually worth the money?

Here is a guide to nine different culinary salts that will help you decide what salt is best for your needs.

1. Table

Table salt is created by superheating natural salt to 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, which destroys most beneficial compounds. Fortified with essential iodine, table salt is also bleached and devoid of trace elements, so it’s certainly not the healthiest salt you can shake. This type of salt can often contains additives to slow moisture absorption so it is easy to sprinkle in your salt shaker.

Some experts claim that this highly refined version of salt is responsible for many sodium-related health issues, whereas unrefined salts heal the body instead of harming it.

2. Sea

Most people are very familiar with sea salt. This salt comes from—you guessed it—the ocean and undergoes an evaporation process to separate the salt from the water. Sea salt contains a small amount of natural iodine, although not nearly as much as iodized salt. It is typically much less refined than table salt and comes in both fine and coarse varieties.

While sea salts are a great unrefined choice, unfortunately, pollution is steadily becoming a concern. Whereas ancient seas were once clean, we have sullied our ocean coastlines with pollutants like microplastics. While this is no means a reason to give up sea salt—microplastics have infiltrated nearly everything—it’s good to keep yourself in the know and balance your sea salt consumption with other, earth-bound salts.

3. Himalayan Pink

These salts come from ancient seabeds in the Himalayan mountains. Their pink color comes from their rich iron content. This salt is, in fact, quite rich in minerals, containing all 84 essential trace elements required by your body. Pink salt can assist in many bodily functions, such as reducing muscle cramps, promoting blood sugar health and promoting healthy pH in your cells.

Many experts recommend pink salt as one of the healthiest salts you can consume. Its popularity has made it more affordable than other more exotic salts on the market.

4. Grey

Colored by the clay from where it’s harvested, grey salt is often called Celtic Sea Salt. It is hand-raked in Brittany, France, where the natural clay and sand create moist, mineral-rich crystals. This salt generally retains its moistness.

Grey salt can help to restore electrolyte balance, has alkalizing properties and can prevent muscle cramps, much like pink salt. However, this salt is a bit more expensive, due to the labor intensive process of hand-raking.

5. Fleur de sel

Meant to be used as a finishing salt, this “flower of the salt” usually has a hefty price tag. It is hand-harvested along the French coastline in the same pools as grey salt.

However, for every 40 kilograms of grey salt produced, only 1 1/2 kilograms of delicate fleur de sel is harvested. This light and flaky salt is highly prized and generally used for finishing foods. In terms of health, it’s simply a pricey mineral-rich sea salt with a delicate flavor and texture.

6. Black

Originating from Hawaii, black lava salt is unrefined and volcanic. Its black color is due to its content of activated charcoal, which is great for digestion and removing impurities in the body.

The contrast of color can also make dishes more visually interesting. There is also another black salt, kala namak, which originates from India and is actually pink once it’s ground. It is highly sulphuric in taste and content. For this reason, it is thought to be a beneficial digestive aid. Both black salts are highly prized and can be healthful when used on occasion.

7. Red

Another Hawaiian salt, red salt gets its color from the volcanic Hawaiian clay called alaea. As water evaporates, this salt gets trapped in tidal pools, where it mixes with the alaea.

It is estimated to contain the highest concentration of essential trace minerals of any salt and is especially iron rich. If you have a tendency to be low in iron, this salt may be a good addition to your balanced diet.

8. Persian Blue

This unique salt harvested from an ancient salt lake in Iran is extremely mineral rich and slightly sweet. Its blue color comes not from mineral content, but from the natural compression of the salt’s structure over the millennia. The same beautiful effect is seen in blue glacial ice, where the molecular structure has been compressed to the point that it begins to refract light differently.

While aesthetically exciting, as one of the rarest salts in the world, this salt may not be worth the price tag if you’re just shopping for health benefits.

9. Smoked

Smoked salts have no significant nutritional benefits over normal sea salt. In fact, they are simply sea salts smoked at low temperatures over a bed of coals, which lends a lovely smokey flavor to the crystals and a grey or tan color. The smokey flavor lends dimension to certain dishes, but they have no health benefits beyond those associated with regular sea salt.

When it comes to choosing a healthy salt, don’t get confused by price. In general, it’s better to consume unrefined salt over table salt, since it’s generally lower in sodium and high in essential minerals. Other than that, you don’t need to spend a fortune to consume healthy salt. Exotic salts can make for a lovely culinary experience, but in terms of health, no single unrefined salt is undeniably better than another. Choose a salt that suits your needs and enjoy it in combination with a smart, healthy lifestyle.

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North Korea Says U.S. Must Stop Defending Israel, Which is ‘Destroying’ Middle East

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This Indigenous Man Accidentally Meets Outsider, Which Ends His 10 Year Long Fight For Survival

World is full of “Un-Contacted” People

The world is full of various people. People belonging to different ethnicities, different culture, different caste, etc. In this modern era, everyone is connected through one social medium or the other. But there are people who still don’t fall into this bracket of connected and contacted people. There is a minimum of 100 uncontacted tribes of native people, who are living their lives as they used to years before. With no modern amenities and no social connection, these people can not even communicate with the civilized people, because of their language barrier.Unfortunately, these people always face the danger of getting extinct, due to various reasons such as attacks on them by other people, sabotaging their surroundings etc. When one indigenous man came in contact with some people in the forest, his life changed…

The “Hawk” of Awa

Karapiru belonged to a group of an indigenous Awa tribe, who has its native in northeastern Brazil. The meaning of his name, in his language, means “Hawk.”Since ages, The Awa tribe was living in the Maranhao state of Brazil. But they refer this place as “Harakwa” which means “the place that we know.”

Living in the rainforest for ages

The people of Awa tribe were living together in this part of the Brazilian rainforest, since a long time. The type of food they like to eat mostly includes nuts, fruits, honey, wild pigs, tapirs, and monkeys. But from past few years, their life has been under a constant threat from various factors.

The Most Threatened Tribe On Earth

The Awa people are on the top of the list of territorial destruction. They are always on the targets of ranchers, loggers, and settlers who are invading their territories for their personal gains. The attacks on them are on a rise and these people are killed brutally, with no faults of theirs. According to a recent report, less than 100 Awas are left.

Brutal Firing

Karapiru and his family were having a leisure time together when some armed men interrupted them. The family had no clue what were they doing there and for what purpose they were loaded with arms. Without uttering a single word, they started firing ruthlessly on Karapiru’s family.

Tried to escape

The family members tried to escape from the spot. Karapiru sprinted towards the trees to get some cover, but a bullet struck his lower back. He was lucky enough that he didn’t die. However, all other members of his family were killed in the rampage. The members who were killed included his son, daughter, wife, mother and his brothers.

In Poor Condition

Lucky enough to be living, Karapiru was in poor condition. “There was no way of healing the wound. I couldn’t put any medicine on my back, and I suffered a great deal,” he said. “The lead was hot on my back, bleeding. I don’t know how it didn’t become full of insects. But I managed to escape from the whites.”…

The Lone Time Spent By Karapiru

Karapiru stayed alone for 10 long years. He was battling for his survival.  He traveled a long distance of nearly 400 miles on foot. Crossing each every river and sand dunes that he came across. “It was very hard,” he told Survival International. “I had no family to help me, and no one to talk to.”

Non-Ending Fight for survival

Since he was traveling he didn’t get the food he used to eat in Maranhao. He hunted small birds and ate honey for his survival. At night, in order to protect himself from the wild animals, he used to sleep on the higher branches of copaiba trees. To mitigate loneliness factor he used to talk to himself.

The Accidental Meeting

It had been more than 10 years that his family was mercilessly killed by a group of armed men, who opened fire at them. While he was traveling, he met a farmer on the border of the small village. The farmer also had a sharp tool in his hand, but he had a friendly nature, unlike the men who killed his family.

Uncomfortable at first

The farmer was a blessing in disguise for Karapiru. He welcomed Karapiru into his hut and noticing his abysmal condition, offered him food and water. The farmer even allowed him to live in his hut, in exchange for chores. The farmer gave him rice, flour, and coffee to eat, which he never ever had in life. Karapiru was also quite uncomfortable with the way, the farmer lived.

Anthropologist came to interview Karapiru

The news spread to the town, that an unknown man of an unknown tribe was living with the farmer. An anthropologist got this news and straight away headed towards them. When anthropologist interviewed Karapiru, he was unable to under his language. The anthropologist got in touch with FUNAI, a Brazilian government agency, and requested them to provide him with a translator, but they sent the wrong man.

A Miraculous Meeting

After a while, the agency sent in a man from Awa community. His name was Xiramuku. When Xiramuku reached the place, where the anthropologist was interviewing Karapiru, the meeting turned into a miracle. Xiramuku just spoke a single word in Awa language after seeing Karapiru, and the word meant “Father” in their language.

Xiramuku survived the attack

Actually, Xiramuku was successful in escaping from the spot where their family had been killed 10 years ago. He was one of the survivors. He was just wounded and after talking to his father for a while, he convinced him to come and live with them in the Awá village of Tiracambu.

Back To The Awa Way of Life

After being alone for more than a decade, Karapiru was back his family. He was more than happy to be back, of course, anyone will be. Karapiru was back in his groove of living the Awa way of life. Hunting in the rainforest, keeping the monkey as pets, etc he was doing everything again. Moreover, he even started a new family.

Happily Married

For him not only marriage happened again, Karapiru even expanded his family. He had several children from his new marriage. Finally, Karapiru was at peace with his life. “I feel good here with the other Awá,” he said, “I found my son after many years, which made me very happy.”

Death is the only option!!

“The invasions of white people in Awá territory is not good,” Karapiru said. “We don’t like it. After what happened to me, I try and hide from white people.” Karapiru explained that they are simple people and they can not even fight with likes of those who are heavily armed. They are left with only option, i.e., death.

Karapiru hopes for a brighter future

The federal judge of Brazil termed the killing of Awa people as ‘real genocide’. Eventually, Karapiru hopes that they have a brighter future. “I hope the same things that happened to me won’t happen to my daughter,” he says. “I hope she will eat lots of fish, and grow up to be healthy. I hope it won’t be like in my time.”

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Which generates more greenhouse gases, transportation or buildings?

It all comes back to buildings.

A few months ago I wrote that transportation is now the biggest source of US CO2 emissions, noting that the switch from coal to natural gas for power generation had caused emissions from power generation to decrease while cars kept turning into trucks and emitting more. More recently, the Rhodium Group released final US emissions numbers for 2017, including other sectors, like industry and buildings.

emissions by sector© Rhodium Group

Architect Gregory Duncan saw this graph and suggested that architects and others in the industry should not get complacent just because the yellow line was so low, way lower than power or transportation.

“Of course, buildings affect emissions from power and transportation sectors as well. We in the AEC industry shouldn’t assume that the yellow line being the smallest means that we don’t have a big impact.”

livermore 2016Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the Department of Energy/Public Domain

Indeed; I discovered that I was wrong when I said transportation was the biggest source of CO2 emissions when I was preparing a lecture for my Sustainable Design class at Ryerson University School of Interior Design, and discussed energy flows, where the power actually went, using what I have called The Chart That Explains Everything. Basically, most of the power goes into buildings, for light and mostly air conditioning.

carbon flows© World Resources Institute

This graph from the World Resources Institute shows it more clearly by identifying the end use activities. Residential and Commercial buildings together account for 27.3 percent of carbon emissions from electricity, heating and other fuel combustion. And that is not even including the iron and steel and cement that goes into buildings, a big chunk of the 4.5 percent they put out.

Transportation energy Intensity© Alex Wilson/ BuildingGreen

Then there is the Transportation Energy Intensity of all those buildings- what Alex Wilson of BuildingGreen defined as..

…the amount of energy associated with getting people to and from that building, whether they are commuters, shoppers, vendors, or homeowners. The transportation energy intensity of buildings has a lot to do with location. An urban office building that workers can reach by public transit or a hardware store in a dense town center will likely have a significantly lower transportation energy intensity than a suburban office park or a retail establishment in a suburban strip mall.

He calculated that commuting used 30 percent more energy than the building itself.

Average Annual Person Miles and Person Trips per Household by Trip PurposeAverage Annual Person Miles and Person Trips per Household by Trip Purpose/Public Domain

Looking at data from the Federal Highway Administration, it was surprising how many person-miles were devoted to social and recreational. But how many of those trips are a function of urban design, the way our cities and suburbs are laid out. Ralph Buehler wrote in Citylab about how the US is designed for driving, and we do:

In 2010, Americans drove for 85 percent of their daily trips, compared to car trip shares of 50 to 65 percent in Europe. Longer trip distances only partially explain the difference. Roughly 30 percent of daily trips are shorter than a mile on either side of the Atlantic. But of those under one-mile trips, Americans drove almost 70 percent of the time, while Europeans made 70 percent of their short trips by bicycle, foot, or public transportation.

berlin streetA residential street in Berlin/ Lloyd Alter/CC BY 2.0

In Europe, people often live in apartment buildings with offices and stores on the ground floors, so they do not have to drive to get dinner. In North America, it is zoning and urban design that makes it difficult and inconvenient not to drive.

So I cannot determine exactly what percentage of transportation emissions are directly attributable to buildings and urban design, but it’s got to be well over half. And then of course, there is the concrete and steel for roads and bridges, the chemicals, aluminum and steel that goes into making cars. When you total it all up, probably most of our emissions are caused either by our buildings or driving to them.

Perhaps I am naive, but I keep thinking that if we built walkable and cyclable cities out of radically efficient buildings, we wouldn’t be having these problems.

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Easter Top 8: Which Shows Are Worst to Christians?

Holy Week is upon us and Easter, the holiest day of the Christian year, is Sunday. NewsBusters readers won’t be surprised to hear that popular culture isn’t kind to Christians, but you may not have seen some of the worst examples to have polluted our television screens in the last year.

Well, readers, we watched so you wouldn’t have to. (You’re welcome.) Here are the TV shows that have been the most hostile to Christians and Christianity since last Easter. 

 

SMILF

Showtime’s SMILF (you know the crass term “MILF?” Put “single” in front of it to get this show’s title acronym) is one of the worst offenders. It features Rosie O’Donnell as the voice of reason if that gives you any indication of how far left it is. In the first episode, the main character Bridget “catches” her son’s father praying with their young child and promptly freaks out. “Knock it off,” she tells him, “Come on, there’s no praying in this house.” That was just three minutes into the first episode, and the hits kept on coming. 

In the second episode, Bridget recites her very own version of the Lord’s Prayer, starting with “our mother, who art in heaven,” and ending it with a resounding “a-women” instead of “amen.” In a later episode, a priest kisses a man who comes in for confession. 

But the worst was a November episode in which Bridget posits that the Apostles raped the Virgin Mary, and that’s how Jesus Christ was conceived. 

 

 

Bridgette: I’m not gonna pray. I’m not gonna pray to God.  I’m sorry.
Tutu: Yeah, well, you know what? You tell that to God, because he carried that guy across the sand, and there was one set of footprints, Bridgette. Remember that.
Bridgette: That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard.
Tutu: Then, here, how ‘about this? You pray to the Virgin Mother. She’s my favorite. 
Woman: Mine, too. 
Bridgette: Mothers cannot be virgins. 
Woman: Well, Mary can–she was blessed by the Holy Spirit. 
Bridgette: Mary was forced to have that baby. 
Tutu: Bridgette!
Bridgette: I’m sorry, but Matthew and Luke and whoever did some stuff to her… 
Tutu: I don’t wanna hear it, Bridgette. 
Bridgette: And then called it an angel baby. 
Tutu: Okay, listen to me. That is the mother of God you’re talking’ about.
Bridgette: Now we’re all stuck praying to this “Angel baby.” 
Tutu: What are you talkin’ about?
Bridgette: I am on Mary’s side. I am Team Mary.
Tutu: There are no teams. There are no teams in the Bible.
Bridgette: There are teams. You are helping them get away with it. 
Tutu: Bridgette, it’s just blasphemous, that’s what it is, and I don’t really like it. 

This is so far beyond the pale and makes no Biblical sense, not that SMILF is at all interested in things like accuracy or facts. They just want to offend Christians and people with traditional values. It’s honestly tedious to watch them try that hard. 

 

Shameless

Shameless, another Showtime offering, lives up to its name, especially with one particular storyline they had this year. Gay character Ian (Cameron Monaghan) starts showing up to churches that are holding “gay conversion” services and causing a scene. He goes to one of these services with his former boyfriend (who he gets back together with later) who is a transgender character played by a transgender actor (Elliott Fletcher). First, Ian tells Elliott he is going to “beat the f-ck” out of the pastor, and then he gets into a shouting match with him. Finally, Ian leaves, shouting to the participants, “Fags, this way!” 

A video of this altercation goes viral, getting Ian a lot of popularity on social media and with the local gay community. After hearing Ian referred to “a hot gay Jesus,” his dad, Frank (William H. Macy), decides to cash in, selling merchandise of his son’s image with the words “Church of Gay Jesus” emblazoned on it.

Worst of all, at a protest outside of one church, Ian leads an angry gay mob in chanting vulgar things at a priest in the name of Jesus. 

 

 

Crowd: Butt bumping is Jesus’ love!
Ian: Dry humping is Jesus’ love! 
Crowd: Dry humping is Jesus’ love! Dry humping is Jesus’ love! Dry humping is Jesus’ love! 
Woman: Carpet munching is Jesus’ love! Carpet munching is Jesus’ love! Carpet munching
Woman and Ian: Is Jesus’ love! 
Crowd: Carpet munching is Jesus’ love! 
Priest: That’s enough. That’s enough! 
Ian: We have the right to demonstrate. You are blaspheming the Lord! 
Ian: Preaching hate is blasphemy. 
Priest: I will not allow you to drag down the good morals of this church… 
Ian: Carpet munching is Jesus’ love!
Priest: …for your own sick beliefs. 
Crowd: Carpet munching is Jesus’ love! Carpet munching is Jesus’ love! 
Priest: I’m telling you to leave. 
Crowd: Carpet munching is Jesus’ love! Butt bumping is Jesus’ love! 
Priest: Leave the premises now! 
Priest: Please, leave the-
Crowd: Dry humping is Jesus’ love! Dry humping is Jesus’ love! Nipple licking is Jesus’ love! Nipple licking is Jesus’ love! Nipple licking is Jesus’ love! Nipple licking is Jesus’ love… 
Ian: Hey, stand back. Everybody, stand back. Hey, look at me. Stay with me. Hey! Come on! Come on. Come on, come on. Wake up. Wake up. Oh, my God. Thank God. 

Can you imagine this kind of vulgarity against any other religion? Can you imagine them risking that level of offense with Muslims who oppose even the depiction of Mohammed? But against Christians, it’s no big deal, it’s even considered cool and transgressive. 

 

Will & Grace

If you liked NBC’s Will & Grace back in the ’90s, please don’t watch it today. Just trust me. All it is now is an anti-conservative, anti-traditional screed, and they work in a plot and maybe some jokes when they can. For example, in this episode, they seem to have Jack (Sean Hayes) go to church just so he can make some gross jokes. 

 

 

Jack: I’m just gonna say it. I had a terrific morning at church. I learned a lot. Did you know that back in the day, gay best friends were called apostles? And, Grace, you’ll be interested to know Mary Magdalene is a derivative of the Latin word “Hag-dalene.” 

Grace: You’re gonna hate Leviticus.

Seriously? First the apostles raped Mary, now they’re gay.

Will & Grace also pulled out the old “gay conversion therapy” trope and had this supposedly Christian camp displaying a photo of Mike Pence. The male and females leaders of the camp are a married couple who are both clearly gay, and they sing a song to the tune of “He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands” that goes: 

He’s got boys being boys in his hand 
He’s got girls being girls in his hand 
He’s got boys-only-marryin’-girls in his hand 
He’s got the whole-natural-order-of-things where-people-act- like-the-lord-intended in his hands. 
He’s got suits and dresses on the right person 
He’s got boys chasing girls appropriately
He’s got boys… 

Just this month, an entire episode was devoted to mocking the Christian baker whose business was ruined when she refused to bake a cake for a gay wedding. The episode said that conservatives are “terrible people” with “horrible” and “hateful beliefs.” You mean the people fighting for your right to go on television and mock the religion of millions? Those people? Terrible!

 

Major Crimes

TNT’s Major Crimes had an entire storyline spanning several episodes which was dedicated to assaulting the Catholic Church. In the first episode of the five episode arc we find out that three boys have gone missing from a Catholic school trip and the police immediately suspect that a priest with whom the boys are close is involved and a pedophile. The anti-Christian sentiment is palpable when a detective looking at an image of the crucifixion says, “Thanks for nothing,” and it doesn’t get better from there. Snide remarks about the Catholic Church’s “tried-and-true tactics to cover up sexual abuse” and “self-righteousness” are also peppered throughout and when they aren’t calling the priest a pedophile, they’re calling him an adulterer.

But the show’s anti-Catholic attacks completely jump the shark when religion, race, and immigration are all brought together into one terrible scene where the priest is revealed as a lying, cheating, birth control-using, adulterous, self-loathing racist.

 

 

Father Jonas: Shifting immigration policies have demanded extraordinary measures on those of us working to keep families united during crisis. And when it comes to my travels to and from Mexico, my responsibility to Christ-
Flynn: Let me stop you right there, okay, Father? Because when you talk about your responsibilities to Christ, the defense will interrupt and ask if that included refusing to use birth control while having sex with the single moms of some of your students. 
Nolan: Yeah. Sorry, Father, but by not answering our questions today, you’ll be on the stand explaining whether or not you used a condom when having sex with Ms. Garza. 
Father Jonas: I deserve this accusation. But I didn’t have sex with any of the boys’ mothers. Including Sara Garza. That was not me. 
Nolan: Okay then, Father, if it wasn’t you, who was it? 
Father Jonas: Lucas only spoke about this subject during confession. I can’t —
Flynn: Lucas is dead. And the privileged nature of his confession died with him. 
Priest: No. No. The Seal of Confession is never broken. 
Nolan: Well, we just need to know it wasn’t you, Father. 
Father Jonas: Do you really believe Lucas would confess to me anything regarding his mother if he thought that I slept with her?
Flynn: Hey, look, Padre. You have a pattern of behavior the defense will use to build up reasonable doubt. You don’t like the way I’m questioning you now? Wait until you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
Nolan: So help you God. 
Father Jonas: Okay. You want proof? Yeah. Here it is. I’m not physically, uh…tempted by Latinas.
Nolan: Excuse me? 
Father Jonas: I’ll identify all of the women with whom I… I broke my vows. And you’ll find every one of them was white. I’m not proud of it. But Latinas just aren’t my type. 
Flynn: But you’re a Latino yourself. 
Father Jonas: That’s all the explanation you get.

That is one of the most ridiculous scenes in recent history. Kudos, TNT!

 

Daytime Divas

The VH1 summer series Daytime Divas follows the world of fictional daytime talk shows, and they’re as anti-Christian as the real ones. In the pilot episode, Christian character Heather (Fiona Gubelmann) is painted as a hateful, hypocritical woman with a transgender son who she lets dress as a girl and be referred to as Ella at home, which she justifies as being “God’s will.”

 

 

Heather: Can you try to act happy? I got Junior into a shirt and a tie.

Brad Sr: He’s wearing girl’s underpants.

Heather: Well, then you should be proud that your child can compromise.

Brad Sr: Giving in to him, turning him into a girl.

Heather: She said she’s a girl since the day she understood the word. It’s God’s will and God doesn’t make mistakes.

Reporter: Heather, any updates on Maxine?

Heather: Her condition is grave. I ask that everyone, please, pray for her recovery. You’ve gotta start accepting her as Ella. You know, we can’t keep it a secret forever.

We find out that’s not this Christian family’s only secret. At first it is implied that Heather’s husband is abusive, but then it turns out they’re into S&M where he spanks her with a cross-decorated paddle while she reads the Bible, leaving a cross-shaped bruise on her body. A coworker describes it as “weird Christian, S&M role-play shit” or a “kinky three-way with God.”

Later in the season, Heather’s marriage is on the rocks and she finds herself attracted to a lesbian co-host and fantasizing about kissing her. To add insult to injury, she goes to her priest to try to figure out her feelings and ends up making out with him, too.

Beat up (pun intended!) on the Christian character. A classic television move, right? At least this show was canceled

 

Young Sheldon

Young Sheldon is a prequel to the CBS sitcom Big Bang Theory and follows one of its main characters, Sheldon Cooper, as a young child. The adult Sheldon loves to slam Christianity and his “Bible-thumpin’ bumpkin” mother and we soon learn that young Sheldon (Iain Armitage) shows similar disdain for the religion.

But it was more than a little disturbing that after a real-life shooting in a small town Texas church that left 26 people dead, including more than a dozen children, they saw fit to air an episode in which Sheldon argues with his small town Texas church pastor about the existence of God then vows to “destroy” him. Of course, the pastor is played as hokey and rather dimwitted, too.

In another episode, Sheldon wants to learn about other religions. He is told Judaism is about being punished by God and following “ancient, pointless rules” and that Catholicism is designed to make people feel bad – “That’s how you know it’s working.”

 

 

Sheldon: Tam, you’re Catholic, right?

Tam: Yes.

Sheldon: Explain it to me.

Tam: Explain what?

Sheldon: Well, for starters, who do you pray to?

Tam: I guess, Jesus, God and Mary.

Sheldon: Jesus isn’t God?

Tam: No, He’s his Son. But you do eat Him, and drink His blood. Oh, there’s also a Ghost, but not the scary kind.

Sheldon: Like Casper?

Tam: Exactly.

Sheldon: And how does the Pope work?

Tam: Well, the Pope lives in Italy. He has a special car, and a big pointy hat. It’s a wonderful hat.

Sheldon: And is there anything else I should know about?

Tam: Every once in a while, you have to confess your sins to a priest.

Sheldon: Not me, I don’t have any sins.

Tam: Then you have the sin of pride.

Sheldon: Your religion is making me feel bad.

Tam: That’s how you know it’s working.

Christianity is about making people feel good. It’s about redemption through Christ, and His love for us when we don’t deserve it (which, let’s face it, is usually). Not that we’d expect a Hollywood show to portray that. 

 

Rise

NBC’s new show Rise has only aired three episodes so far, but it’s already earned a spot on our list. One of the numerous bleeding heart storylines about the noble struggle of a teacher and his students to put on a high school play about abortion, homosexuality, masturbation, incest, teen suicide, “sexually repressed teenagers,” rape and other violence against the wishes of intolerant parents and administrators involves a Roman Catholic boy and his parents.

Simon Saunders (Ted Sutherland) initially doesn’t want to play the role of a gay character because he feels it would embarrass his devout family but after talking with his teacher Mr. Mazzu, he tells his parents, “I’ve thought about it, and I prayed about it, and I decided that this is something that I should bring to the world.” His parents read the play and decide, reasonably, that it is “absolutely inappropriate,” but Simon refuses to quit.

In one episode, Simon went from wanting to honor his family and being uncomfortable with acting out a homosexual love scene to now openly defying his parents. By the second episode there are hints that Simon is finding himself attracted to the boy who plays his gay lover.

In the third episode, his parents decide to send him to – horror of horrors – a Catholic school and Mr. Mazzu tries to convince them to let Simon stay. The father is resolute that the play goes against everything the family believes in, but there are indications the mother is struggling with the decision and will rebel against her husband in future episodes.

The entire show is so nauseating with its agenda-driven liberal idealism, what takes the cake is this scene where the Saunders meet with their rather effeminate priest to discuss Simon’s participation in it and the priest “appreciates” the play.

 

 

Robert: I’ll make this simple. We don’t think this material is appropriate.

Mother: Stanton Drama has always been about families. Young children attend these performances. Please, Father. We know he listens to you.

Priest: Well, Simon and I have always talked about ways that he can give back to his community in his works.

Robert: This is not his works, Father, this is trash.

Mother: Robert.

Robert: If this Lou Mazzuchelli wants to direct some kind of radical theater, let him go to New York City. This is Stanton Drama. These are our kids onstage acting this stuff out. Have you read this?

Priest: I have, yes, and I appreciate its message of the perils of living in a repressed society. But it is quite provocative. I suppose it comes down to trust. Do you trust this director?

Simon: Completely.

 

Preacher

How does one even begin to cover AMC’s blasphemous drama Preacher? We could talk about the pastor who ministers to women by locking them in cages or how the main characters tear pages from the Bible to roll joints. Maybe the Dan Brown-style revelation that Jesus fathered a child and The Grail protected his lineage all this time. Or how the Messiah descendant of Jesus is a mentally handicapped result of inbreeding.

As if that all weren’t bad enough, the absolute worst is that Preacher features an extended graphic and gratuitous sex scene portraying Jesus losing his virginity with a married woman the night he was arrested in the Garden of Gethsemane. We’ll spare you that part of the outrageously disgusting scene and begin this clip immediately after, as Jesus gets dressed, saying he already had his last “supper” and has to go “do something for his dad.”

 

 

Jesus: I gotta go. 

Woman: You won’t stay for supper? 

Jesus: I already ate. 

Woman: Oh. Okay. 

Jesus: Oh, no, it’s… it’s not like that. I just — I have to do something… for my dad. 

Woman: In the middle of the night? 

Jesus: I made him a promise. Tonight meant a lot to me. And no matter what happens, I want you to remember one thing. I love you. 

Woman: What?

Jesus: You — And also… you can never, ever tell anyone about this. Cool?

Woman: Cool.

Disciple: Jesus! Jesus, are you in there?! 

Jesus: Stay right there. What’s up, guys? 

Disciple: Where the hell have you been? We’ve been worried sick. You said you were going to the garden to pray. 

Jesus: Yeah. I was in the garden. You guys were passed out, so I came here… to bless this ailing woman.

Disciple: The Chief Priests are on the warpath. We gotta move. 

Jesus: Chill, bro. 

Disciple: No, I will not chill. They wanna kill you, man. 

Jesus: Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven. 

Disciple: The hell does that even mean, man? 

Jesus: You’ll understand… someday. 

Disciple: Come on. Judas is meeting us at midnight with the getaway donkeys. 

Jesus: It’s been real. 

Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.

That all is tough to stomach during this holiest of weeks as we approach Good Friday and Easter and think about Jesus’ sacrifice for us all. Jesus died on the cross so that our sins could be forgiven. Let us all pray that the people involved in these heinous scenes will come to know God and experience His love and forgiveness.

Amen.

Source Article from https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/amelia-hamilton/2018/03/29/easter-top-8-which-shows-are-worst-christians

Cocaine Is Now Being Cut With Fentanyl Which Can Kill Users Almost Instantly

It’s fairly obvious that doing cocaine probably isn’t going to be good for you, but it turns out that it’s become even worse for you as dealers are now apparently cutting it with a drug called Fentanyl that can kill users almost instantly.

Fentanyl is an ultra strong opioid painkiller that is often given to cancer sufferers to help them deal with severe pain, but for some reason it’s now finding its way into your wrap of cocaine and it’s causing people to overdose both in the UK and North America. This was exemplified when Saskatoon police department in Canada recently published a drug dealer’s name and number in a statement to try and publicize the danger’s of snorting his stuff:

Certainly never seen any kind of police work like that in the past – let’s hope that it actually managed to make a difference. If you’re worried about snorting Fentanyl by accident, police are also advising that you carry around a stick of Naloxone as this can reverse the effects.

Of course, the best way to avoid coming into contact with Fentanyl is probably just to not do drugs in the first place. That’s probably the best solution, but I get that a lot of people reading this probably aren’t going to take that course of action. Just something to think about though.

 

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Source Article from https://worldtruth.tv/cocaine-is-now-being-cut-with-fentanyl-which-can-kill-users-almost-instantly/

U.S. destroyer McCain collision which killed 10 sailors caused by 'sudden turn': Singapore

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – A U.S. guided missile destroyer’s deadly collision with an oil tanker near Singapore in 2017 was caused by “a sudden turn” made by the warship that put it in the path of the commercial vessel, said a report by the Singapore government on Thursday.

The collision on Aug. 21, which killed 10 sailors and was one of a handful of incidents in the Asia Pacific region involving U.S. Navy warships, raised questions about Navy training and led to the removal of a number of officers.

“The collision between the USS John S McCain (JSM) and Alnic MC (AM) as they were transiting through the Singapore Strait happened because of a sudden turn to Port by JSM, which caused it to head into the path of AM,” the report said.

The sudden turn was due to “a series of missteps” that took place at the control of the John S. McCain that unintentionally increased the rate of the vessel’s turn, the report by the Transport Safety Investigation Bureau said.

The agency is the air and marine accident investigative arm of the Singapore government. It said its report “should not be used to assign blame or determine liability”.

The John S McCain’s sister ship, guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald, almost sank off the coast of Japan in June last year after colliding with a Philippine container ship. The bodies of seven U.S. sailors were recovered after that incident.

The U.S. Navy subsequently announced a series of systemic reforms aimed at restoring basic naval skills and alertness at sea after a review of deadly ship collisions in the Asia-Pacific showed sailors were under-trained and over-worked.

(Reporting by Jack Kim; Editing by Michael Perry)

Source Article from https://www.yahoo.com/news/u-destroyer-mccain-collision-killed-10-sailors-caused-054343851.html

Toxin Cleanse: Which Toxins Are Disrupting Your Health?

SOURCE–Currently, more than 80,000 chemicals are used to produce many of the common household products we use in the United States. With an estimated 1,500 to 2,000 new chemicals being introduced every year, it’s impossible to completely avoid exposure to these agents. It is, however, possible to cleanse your body of many harmful compounds and create a healthier environment inside your home.[1] Here we’ll explore the various types of toxins that can affect your health, how you’re exposed to them, and how you can reduce that exposure.

What Are Toxins?

Toxins are poisonous substances created biologically through living organisms, or synthetically with chemicals. Toxins can come from either outside or inside our bodies. They are known as exogenous and endogenous toxins, respectively. Exogenous toxins consist of any poisons or pollutants that are introduced into the body through air, food, water, or other outside elements. Endogenous toxins consist of by-products that originate inside the body after metabolizing natural bacteria and yeast. The severity of a toxin is measured by its toxicity, or its ability to harm or damage an organ, disrupt an enzyme system, or disturb a biochemical process.

Types of Toxins

Toxins can come from just about anywhere and are either biological or chemical. Biological toxins are found in nature. There are three types of biological toxins, or biotoxins: zootoxins (made by animals), mycotoxins (made by fungi), and phytotoxins (made by plants).[2]

Chemical toxins are created artificially, often as a byproduct of producing something else. Toxins can cause damage directly at the site of contact (local) or elsewhere in the body (systemic). These effects may be immediate or delayed.[34]

Some of the most common sources of toxins are found in everyday products, appliances, and foods. According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, even though outdoor pollution can be highly toxic, growing evidence revealed that most toxins are found in public buildings, offices, and even homes.[5]

Home Toxins

The home, both inside and out, is host to an abundance of chemical and biological pollutants. These toxins are found in everything from cleansers, floors, and cookware, to certain bacteria and insects that live on mattresses and upholsteries. Electrical devices can emit electromagnetic radiation, and if they break they can poison their immediate environment with toxic metals such as leadmercury, and arsenic.[6]

Some of the worst carriers of chemical toxins are the cosmetic products you put on your body. Soap, shampoo, and other personal care products expose the average person to hundreds of chemicals. While people may assume these products are harmless, many contain chemicals that have not been fully tested. These products often carry known carcinogens and endocrine disrupting chemicals. Ingredient labels are unclear, leaving most consumers confused about the safety of the products they use every day. Unfortunately, every time you bathe, breathe, cook, sleep, or continue your beauty regimen, these toxins and their effects begin to accumulate.[78]

Common Biological Toxins in Your Home

When you’re in your home, you are in constant contact with floors, doors, cabinets, surfaces, and furniture. All of these household structures are home to varying levels of bacteria. For example, in the kitchen, bacteria from raw meat can be transferred from one surface, object, or food to another, causing cross-contamination—a major cause of foodborne illnesses.

Here is a list of biotoxins common to homes and where they’re found:

    • Dust mites: mattresses, pillows, upholstery, fabrics, floors
    • Mold and mildew: bathroom walls, window sills, wallpaper, ceilings, fabrics, food
    • Bacteria and viruses: kitchen surfaces, toothbrushes and holders, toilets, sinks, showers, food, tap water
    • Animal dander: pets, floors, clothes, curtains, beds, furniture, skin, hair
    • Insect parts and excrement: attics, basements, closets, storage boxes, cabinets, garages
    • Pollen: anything that has come in contact with the outside, including shoes, pets, hair, skin, and clothes

[9]

Common Chemical Toxins in Your Home

The idea of chemical toxins probably stir up thoughts of a garage full of paint cans and other liquid waste. But did you know that chemicals are used to produce plastic and other synthetic materials used to build homes? Paint, carpet, and pressed wood are just a few items that can release health-disrupting chemicals long after they’ve been installed.[10] Here is a list of common chemicals and the products that may contain them.[7]

  • Diethanolamine (DEA): shampoos, lotions, sunscreens, brake fluid, antifreeze
  • Formaldehyde: nail polish/removers, air fresheners, cleaning products, paper towels[11]
  • Triclosan: hair products, shaving gels, deodorants, toothpastes
  • Petroleum: detergents, fertilizer, synthetic fibers, vitamins, plastic, candles
  • Butylated compounds (BHA, BHT): Hair products, makeup, deodorant, fragrances
  • Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE): cosmetics, Teflon, water[12]
  • P-Phenylenediamine (PPD): hair dyes, cosmetics, henna tattoos[13]
  • Mica: makeup products, insulation, wallpaper, shingles, cement[1415]
  • Dibutyl phthalate: plastics, adhesives, printing inks
  • Sodium laureth sulphate: shampoos, toothpastes, mouthwashes, body wash, soaps, detergents
  • Aluminum: antacids, cake mix, processed cheese, deodorants, baking soda, baking powder, soy based baby formulas[16]
  • Ammonia: fertilizers, cleaning solutions, plastics, fabrics, pesticides, dyes
  • Chlorine: water, pesticides, synthetic rubbers, polymers, refrigerants
  • Fluoride: non-organic or processed foods, toothpastes/mouthwashes, Teflon cookware, water
  • Sodium hydroxide: soaps, rayon, paper, dyes, petroleum products, detergents, oven cleaners[17]

VOCs

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are common chemical contaminants that can be found in indoor environments. These compounds contain carbon, can disperse through the air, and usually have an odor. VOCs are released by many types of building materials, including:[18]

  • Sealants, caulks, and coatings
  • Adhesives
  • Paint and varnish
  • Wall coverings
  • Cleaning agents
  • Air fresheners and other scented products
  • Carpeting
  • Vinyl flooring
  • Upholsteries, fabrics, and furnishings
  • Employee personal beauty and hygiene products

Signs It’s Time to Detox

When toxins overwhelm your body, they can weaken your immune system and cause a domino effect of digestive issues, mood swings, loss of mental focus, and sleep disruption. Basically, they make you feel unpleasant. Even your body odor can change—an outward sign your body is telling you that it needs help. Signs that your body could benefit from a cleanse are:[19]

  • Sugar cravings
  • Digestive issues
  • Sinus issues
  • Acne and rashes
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of mental sharpness
  • Joint and muscle aches
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Sudden weight loss, or difficult losing weight
  • Unpleasant breath and body odor
  • Irregular sleep cycles or trouble sleeping

A poor diet and weakened immune system can also result in the overgrowth of a fungus called candida that takes residence in your mouth, gut, and skin. This condition is referred to as candidiasis, or a yeast infection. To support a healthy gut, a change in diet as part of a toxin cleanse will help balance levels of candida.[20]

Optimizing Your Body’s Natural Ability to Cleanse

Your body has a comprehensive detoxification system in which the immune system, respiratory system, skin, intestines, kidneys, and liver all work together. Your skin and respiratory system are the first defense to harmful toxins and chemicals. Once a toxic chemical or biotoxin makes it past these first two body defenses, your immune system takes over. After a filtering and metabolizing process, toxins are expelled from the body as waste.

Over time, the buildup of toxins can make it increasingly difficult for your immune system to work properly. Cleansing your body is a natural way to help it rid itself of toxins, optimizing its ability to defend itself.[21]

How to Remove Toxins From Your Body

Cleanses have been performed for centuries. Indigenous Americans often cleansed using methods like fasting and sweathouses to purge the body of unhealthy substances.[22] Although effective, these methods lost popularity with the development of modern medical techniques. It wasn’t until recently that society started adopting these older, more organic practices like fasting and herbal cleansing as a more organic way to detoxify, lose weight, and stay healthy, without the use of harsh medicines.

If fasting or a sweathouse isn’t for you, flushing toxins from your body by performing a natural cleanse is a refreshing way to bring back a healthier you on the inside. Fewer toxins in your body will also result in higher energy levels. There are a number of cleanses you can try. Most last between three to seven days.

Reduce Your Exposure to Toxins

The first thing to tackle when starting a cleanse is to rid your home environment of harmful toxins—both chemical and biological. Avoid the microwave, and reduce your use of electronics. Clean the floors, beds, and upholsteries. Use a wet cloth to wipe up dust instead of sweeping, which can spread dust particles into the air and throughout the house. Make your own natural cleaning products. A mixture of distilled or purified water, lemon, peppermint, and vinegar makes a nice, natural disinfectant. Mixing baking soda with water and lemon acts as a good disinfecting scrub.

Replace cosmetics and hygiene products with organic versions. For example, coconut oil is a nice substitute for skin and hair care products.

Improve Your Diet

Once you have achieved a clean home environment, focus on the foods you’ll be eating to help cleanse your body. Shifting to an organic vegan or vegetarian diet is essential for a successful cleanse. In order to flush harmful toxins, you must give your organs a rest from unhealthy foods so that they can function at peak efficiency. Foods to avoid include:

Organic foods that naturally provide antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients can help combat the damage from toxins. Incorporate plenty of probiotic foods to keep your gut microbiota balanced. Some of the foods that are recommended during a cleanse include:

  • Brightly colored fruits: watermelon, strawberries, blueberries
  • Citrus fruits: limes, lemons, oranges
  • Brightly colored vegetables: broccoli, beets, carrots
  • Leafy greens: kale, Swiss chard, spinach
  • Seeds and nuts: flax and sunflower seeds, cashews pistachios, walnuts
  • Distilled or purified water
  • Non-caffeinated herbal teas
  • Garlic

Adding herbs and spices like dandelioncilantro, eucalyptus, alfalfa leaf, peppermint, organic milk thistle, and organic gum acacia are a great way to season your meals and will be beneficial for a healthier cleanse.

Stay Hydrated

It is extremely important to stay hydrated during a cleanse. Drink purified or distilled water instead of tap water. To add taste and nutrients, mix two tablespoons of raw, organic apple cider vinegar (ACV) into a gallon of distilled water and shake thoroughly.

Take Supplements

Performing a cleanse using natural organic supplements is a great way to ensure success. Some supplements are even grouped together in kits that are specifically designed to target certain organs. These kits include Global Healing Center’s own Kidney Cleanse KitLiver Cleanse Kit, and Harmful Organism Cleanse Kit™.

Get More Exercise

Exercising during a detox or cleanse is a great way to help the body push out toxins and waste, especially if you break a sweat.[23] An hour of exercise a day, which can be broken up into two 30-minute sessions, is ideal. As an added benefit, studies have shown that short bursts of high-intensity training during a detox diet may support weight loss and cardiovascular health.

Healthy Meals for a Cleanse

The following menu should keep your cleanse on the right track. Be sure to consume distilled or purified water throughout the day.

Breakfast

This meal should consist of a small bowl of your choice of fruit and a 12-ounce glass of the ACV water mix.

Snacks

For a mid-morning or afternoon snack, grab a handful of nuts and seeds along with a 12-ounce glass of ACV water mix or a cup of green tea. To avoid unnecessary fat or sodium, make sure nuts and seeds are not oiled or salted.

Lunch

Lunch should consist of vegetables. Try blending some of your favorite veggies and add some lemon juice for a veggie smoothie. A homemade soup using vegetables, herbs, and spices boiled together in purified water is also beneficial.

Dinner

This meal can be the same as lunch, or you can choose to fast using just the ACV water mixture. You can also choose a small vegetable or leafy salad with a sprinkling of extra virgin olive oil.

What Kind of Cleanse Is Right for You?

Detoxification diets and regimens—also referred to as cleanses or flushes—are a means of removing toxins from the body or losing weight.[24] Some of these cleanses include:[25]

Review your goals with your healthcare provider to determine which toxin cleanse is best for you. It’s also a good idea to speak with them if you have any special dietary needs. Do not use laxatives during a cleanse, or in place of a cleanse. If you’re used to an unhealthy diet full of processed food, it’s best to approach a cleanse by easing into a healthier, organic diet. How often you should cleanse is best decided by you and your healthcare provider. Many people have seen high success from performing series of liver and colon cleanses throughout the year.

The Future of Cleansing

Growing attention to toxic chemical exposure and environmental health sciences continues to inspire extensive research by scientists as well as governments. This interest has prompted the medical and scientific communities to report on the impact of environmental toxins on human health. Knowing how toxins affect our bodies and environment will help us discover new ways to cleanse and improve our quality of life.[26]

Your Story

Have you ever done a cleanse? What kind was it? What diet did you follow? We’d love to hear from you. Tell us about your experience in the comments section below.



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