Friday, November 17, 2017

“Decimated”: Germany’s birds disappear as insect abundance plummets 76 percent

Drastic bird reduction in bird populations in Germany, 1998 and 2009. Graphic: NABU


Do we really have to have a 70% collapse in  food production brought about by excessive use of insecticides before the whole industry comes to its senses?  We are certainly trying hard enough.

Perhaps it is time to charge back all costs until we prove it is true.

We do know better.  Reporters dancing around the obvious is becoming tiresome. .

“Decimated”: Germany’s birds disappear as insect abundance plummets 76 percent

By Morgan Erickson-Davis
27 October 2017
(Mongabay) – A new study in PLOS ONE reveals a 76 percent reduction in Germany’s flying insect biomass over the past 27 years while another reports the country’s bird abundance has declined 15 percent in just over a decade.

While the causes behind the insect decline haven’t yet been conclusively studied, the PLOS ONE study suggests agricultural intensification like increased pesticide use may be contributing to the decline.

Neonicotinoid pesticides have been blamed for bee declines, and studies also link them to declines in aquatic insect communities. Many flying insects have aquatic life stages.
More research is underway to better understand the causes and ramifications of such a big decline in flying insect biomass.

Germany’s flying insect biomass has dropped 76 percent in the past 27 years, according to a study published last week in PLOS ONE. The findings have stunned biologists around the world and are prompting concern about potentially disastrous ecological consequences as another study finds the country lost 15 percent of its birds in just over a decade. […]

The drop-off in Germany’s insect abundance isn’t just concerning to entomologists. Flying insects are important for other wildlife and ecological processes: they are a critical food source for many bird species, and countless plants depend on them for pollination. These effects also translate to benefits for humanity, with the total economic value of pollination estimated to be around $177 billion in 2009. As bees decline, farmers report it’s getting harder for them to grow crops that depend on bees for pollination.

Scientists think bird populations may already be declining in response to reductions in insects. A recent study of government data by German environmental organization Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU) estimates that more than 25 million birds disappeared from Germany over the past 12 years. That’s about 15 percent of the country’s total bird population.

The authors of the NABU study say that a direct relationship between Germany’s insect and bird declines is very likely. The study also found the bird drop-off correlated to shifts in agricultural land use from pasture and fallow land to more intensively managed corn and rapeseed crops.

Bird disappearances aren’t limited to Germany. On the other side of the Atlantic in North America, barn swallows have declined around 95 percent in the past 40 years. Other swallow species also seem to be dropping off. Since swallows are heavily dependent on flying insects (they catch their food on the wing), scientists think insect decline may be to blame here, too. [more]

Retired FBI Special Agent Blows the Whistle on the Real Robert Mueller


The jury is still out on Robert Mueller and i now expect to be surprised positively.  Recall though that all must cooperate with their political masters and that if those masters are bent, then that cooperation can become unpleasant.  Standing in often is merely a better choice that all alternatives and protects against a future opportunity to establish redress.

Now he has a free hand to do the right thing in terms of the Russian investigation.  He has understood that the house cleaning must inevitably land on the Clinton doorstep and thus he stuffed his ranks with paid up Democrats.  Everything else is window dressing to shroud the thrust of the core investigation.

It is noticeable that the investigated have become deathly silent. 

We already know enough to understand that the whole Russian interaction with the Clintons is at least bizarre and obviously reckless as well.  I actually suspect that the whole uranium tale was about laundering money and the uranium was a front to justify State Department involvement.  something made it happen and certainly not the fine judgement of Hillary.

This report confirms that the path forward was politicization for the head of the FBI..

Retired FBI Special Agent Blows the Whistle on the Real Robert Mueller

Shortly after former FBI Director Robert Mueller was announced as the special counsel for the Russia investigation, the screeching hordes of America’s “always wrong about everything” punditry class cheered in near unison, lauding the man as some sort of second coming. This sort of thing should always be seen as a red flag, and thanks to an excellent article written by retired FBI special agent Coleen Rowley, everyone can now know exactly why.

But first, who is Coleen Rowley?
Coleen Rowley, a retired FBI special agent and division legal counsel whose May 2002 memo to then-FBI Director Robert Mueller exposed some of the FBI’s pre-9/11 failures, was named one of TIME magazine’s “Persons of the Year” in 2002. Her 2003 letter to Robert Mueller in opposition to launching the Iraq War is archived in full text on the NYT and her 2013 op-ed entitled “Questions for the FBI Nominee” was published on the day of James Comey’s confirmation hearing.
It’s important to be aware of that background as you read the following excerpts from the excellent post published at CounterPunch titled, Comey and Mueller: Russiagate’s Mythical Heroes:

Mainstream commentators display amnesia when they describe former FBI Directors Robert Mueller and James Comey as stellar and credible law enforcement figures. Perhaps if they included J. Edgar Hoover, such fulsome praise could be put into proper perspective.

Although these Hoover successors, now occupying center stage in the investigation of President Trump, have been hailed for their impeccable character by much of Official Washington, the truth is, as top law enforcement officials of the George W. Bush Administration (Mueller as FBI Director and James Comey as Deputy Attorney General), both presided over post-9/11 cover-ups and secret abuses of the Constitution, enabled Bush-Cheney fabrications used to launch wrongful wars, and exhibited plain vanilla incompetence.
Well of course, that’s how you get promoted in America.
TIME Magazine would probably have not called my own disclosures a “bombshell memo” to the Joint Intelligence Committee Inquiry in May 2002 if it had not been for Mueller’s having so misled everyone after 9/11. Although he bore no personal responsibility for intelligence failures before the attack, since he only became FBI Director a week before, Mueller denied or downplayed the significance of warnings that had poured in yet were all ignored or mishandled during the Spring and Summer of 2001.

I wanted to believe Director Mueller when he expressed some regret in our personal meeting the night before we both testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee. He told me he was seeking improvements and that I should not hesitate to contact him if I ever witnessed a similar situation to what was behind the FBI’s pre 9/11 failures.

A few months later, when it appeared he was acceding to Bush-Cheney’s ginning up intelligence to launch the unjustified, counterproductive and illegal war on Iraq, I took Mueller up on his offer, emailing him my concerns in late February 2003. Mueller knew, for instance, that Vice President Dick Cheney’s claims connecting 9/11 to Iraq were bogus yet he remained quiet. He also never responded to my email.

Beyond ignoring politicized intelligence, Mueller bent to other political pressures. In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, Mueller directed the “post 9/11 round-up” of about 1,000 immigrants who mostly happened to be in the wrong place (the New York City area) at the wrong time. FBI Headquarters encouraged more and more detentions for what seemed to be essentially P.R. purposes. Field offices were required to report daily the number of detentions in order to supply grist for FBI press releases about FBI “progress” in fighting terrorism. Consequently, some of the detainees were brutalized and jailed for up to a year despite the fact that none turned out to be terrorists.

For his part, Deputy Attorney General James Comey, too, went along with the abuses of Bush and Cheney after 9/11 and signed off on a number of highly illegal programs including warrantless surveillance of Americans and torture of captives. Comey also defended the Bush Administration’s three-year-long detention of an American citizen without charges or right to counsel.

What’s not well understood is that Comey’s and Mueller’s joint intervention to stop Bush’s men from forcing the sick Attorney General to sign the certification that night was a short-lived moment. A few days later, they all simply went back to the drawing board to draft new legal loopholes to continue the same (unconstitutional) surveillance of Americans.

The mythology of this episode, repeated endlessly throughout the press, is that Comey and Mueller did something significant and lasting in that hospital room. They didn’t. Only the legal rationale for their unconstitutional actions was tweaked.

Mueller was even okay with the CIA conducting torture programs after his own agents warned against participation. Agents were simply instructed not to document such torture, and any “war crimes files” were made to disappear. Not only did “collect it all” surveillance and torture programs continue, but Mueller’s (and then Comey’s) FBI later worked to prosecute NSA and CIA whistleblowers who revealed these illegalities.

Neither Comey nor Mueller — who are reported to be “joined at the hip” — deserve their current lionization among politicians and mainstream media. Instead of Jimmy Stewart-like “G-men” with reputations for principled integrity, the two close confidants and collaborators merely proved themselves, along with former CIA Director George “Slam Dunk” Tenet, reliably politicized sycophants, enmeshing themselves in a series of wrongful abuses of power along with official incompetence.

It seems clear that based on his history and close “partnership” with Comey, called “one of the closest working relationships the top ranks of the Justice Department have ever seen,” Mueller was chosen as Special Counsel not because he has integrity but because he will do what the powerful want him to do.

Mueller didn’t speak the truth about a war he knew to be unjustified. He didn’t speak out against torture. He didn’t speak out against unconstitutional surveillance. And he didn’t tell the truth about 9/11. He is just “their man.”
Not good.

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Michael Krieger

The Staggering Toll of the Russian Revolution 100 Years on

That our culture still accepts the doctrines supporting Marxism at all tells us more of the perniciousness of our Academia where brainwashed professors who cannot think in any other manner continue to teach the rubbish they were themselves taught.

Thus we were foisted with the likes of one Barack Obama who could not help but be who he was made into.   I am truly more impressed by how resilient the political system is than by anything he was.  That it has then thrown up the most powerful counter revolution in history is astonishing to watch.

Perhaps now we can have a true intellect revolution as well.

The Staggering Toll of the Russian Revolution

Never has there been such an insidious and deadly ideology as Marxism-Leninism. 
by  Yuri N. Maltsev

Russian President Vladimir Putin would like to ignore the Bolshevik Revolution, which marks its 100th anniversary this month. Putin reportedly told his advisers that it would be unnecessary to commemorate the occasion. He knows better—it is nothing to be proud of.

It Began with the Revolution of 1917

Lenin’s coup on November 7, 1917, opened a new stage in human history. 

The horrors of twentieth-century socialism—of Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini, Mao, and Pol Pot—were the offspring of 1917. Seventy years earlier, Marx and Engels predicted the overthrow of bourgeois rule would require violence and “a dictatorship of the proletariat . . . to weed out remaining capitalist elements.” Lenin conducted this “weeding out” using indiscriminate terror, as Russian socialists before him had done and others would continue to do after his death. The late Rudolph Rummel, the demographer of government mass murder, estimated the human toll of twentieth-century socialism to be about 61 million in the Soviet Union, 78 million in China, and roughly 200 million worldwide. These victims perished during state-organized faminescollectivizationcultural revolutionspurges, campaigns against “unearned” income, and other devilish experiments in social engineering.

In its monstrosity, this terror is unrivaled in the course of human history.

Lenin’s coup on November 7, 1917, the day Kerensky’s provisional government fell to Bolshevik forces, opened a new stage in human history: a regime of public slavery. Collectivist economic planning led to coercion, violence, and mass murder. Marx and Engels had defined socialism as “the abolition of private property.” The most fundamental component of private property, self-ownership, was abolished first.

Stalin introduced Article 12, which permitted that children age twelve and older be sentenced to death or imprisonment as adults 

Wholesale Destruction 

The Marxists’ biggest targets have always been the family, religion, and civil society

—institutional obstacles to the imposition of the omnipotent state. With the Bolsheviks in power, Lenin set out to destroy them.

Murder of children became a norm after he ordered the extermination of Czar Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra, and their five children. Millions of families were rounded up and forcibly relocated to remote and uninhabited regions in Siberia and Kazakhstan. Hundreds of thousands of children died of starvation or disease during their journey into exile and were buried in mass unmarked graves.

In 1935, Stalin introduced Article 12 of the USSR Criminal Code, which permitted that children age twelve and older be sentenced to death or imprisonment as adults. This “law” was directed at the orphans of victims of the regime, based on the belief that an apple never falls far from the tree. Many of these kids, whose parents had been jailed or executed, were commonly known as bezprizorni, street children. They found themselves living in bare, dirty cells in a savagely violent gulag, where they were mixed with dangerous criminals and were brutalized and raped by guards and common criminals.

The Soviet Union was the first state to have as an ideological and practical objective the elimination of religion or, in other words, physical extermination of religious people. With Lenin’s decree of January 20, 1918, nationalization of the church’s property began: cathedrals, churches, church grounds, and all buildings owned by churches were looted, and valuables (gold, silver, platinum, paintings, icons, historical artifacts) were either stolen by Communist atheists or sold to the West via government agents, communist sympathizers, and fellow travelers such as American business tycoon Armand Hammer, who met Lenin in 1921.

To be religious often meant a death sentence. The goal was the state’s absolute monopoly over thought by means of a secular religion, socialism. Almost all clergy and millions of believers of all (traditional) religions were shot or sent to labor camps. Seminaries were closed, and religious publications were prohibited.

Marxism-Leninism pretended to be “scientific socialism,” the universal explanation of nature, life, and society. However, deviation from its ideology, especially traditional “bourgeois” science, was punishable by death. The scope of the persecution of scientists was a real genocide.

An Abject Failure

After seventy-four years of mayhem and misery, the Bolshevik Revolution failed. The biggest country on Earth, with abundant natural resources of all kinds, could not meet the basic needs of its citizenry. The system had no means to rationally allocate resources in the absence of property rights and the market institutions that rely on them.

Ideas have consequences. 

From my own life in the Soviet Union, which ended the same year that Vladimir Putin reported on the collapsing Berlin Wall for his KGB bosses, I can attest to the truth of Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises’s statement that socialism amounts to a “revolt against economics.” Yet, socialism still has sympathizers in the West.  Many Americans believe that socialism is good, whereas communism, fascism, and Nazism (National Socialism) are violent and anti-democratic. A public-opinion survey published last year proved that general assumption: 43 percent of respondents younger than thirty had a favorable view of socialism; only 32 percent had a favorable view of capitalism. This is a powerful warning. The anti-capitalistic mentality has brought suffering and mass murder in all socialist countries and has reduced standards of living and the quality of life in mixed economies.

The Soviet Union is now gone, as are the huge statues of Marx and Lenin that littered the East, but ideas have consequences, and no body of ideas attracted a greater following than Marxism-Leninism.  A Russian aphorism says, “The only lesson of history is that it teaches us nothing.” For too many people this is as true as ever.

This Barbaric Form of Medieval Justice Actually Worked


Of course the history books do not understand just how deliberate the whole process was and how psychologically clever.  It was all really meant to force the guilty to confess through extreme presentation.

obviously the priest would soon be pretty sure that the prisoner was innocent or not in this process and he had ample opportunity to fake the final test.  This would generally work well enough in the small communities to which it was applied.

 Just as obviously even this could go wrong, but then so does what we do as well.  I cannot say that we are less blood thirsty.

This Barbaric Form of Medieval Justice Actually Worked
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Today, we might not approve of their methods but the result back then was improved criminal justice.

by Peter T. Leeson

The quest for criminal justice is fraught with uncertainty. Did the defendant commit the crime, or is he a victim of incriminating circumstances? Is he guilty as charged, or has he been charged guilty by an overzealous prosecutor? Unsure about the truth, we o

The only ones who know for sure whether a defendant is guilty or innocent are the defendant himself and God above. Asking the defendant to tell us the truth of the matter is usually useless: spontaneous confessions by the guilty are rare. But what if we could ask God to tell us instead? And what if we did? And what if it worked?

For more than 400 years, between the ninth and the early 13th centuries, that’s exactly what Europeans did. In difficult criminal cases, when ‘ordinary’ evidence was lacking, their legal systems asked God to inform them about defendants’ criminal status. The method of their request: judicial ordeals.

Judgments of God

Judicial ordeals took several forms, from dunking the defendant in a pool of holy water to walking him barefoot across burning plowshares. Among the most popular, however, was the ordeal of boiling water and the ordeal of burning iron. In the former, the defendant plunged his hand into a cauldron of boiling water and fished out a ring. In the latter, he carried a piece of burning iron several paces. A few days later, the defendant’s hand was inspected: if it was burned, he was guilty; if not, he was innocent.

If God says you’re guilty, you have to pay a large fine. If He says you’re innocent, you’re cleared of the charge and pay nothing.

Judicial ordeals were administrated and adjudged by priests, in churches, as part of special masses. During such a mass, the priest requested God to reveal to the court the defendant’s guilt or innocence through the ordeal – letting boiling water or burning iron burn the defendant if he were guilty, performing a miracle that prevented the defendant’s hand from being burned if he were innocent. The idea that God would respond to a priest’s request in this way reflected a popular medieval belief according to which ordeals were iudicium Dei – ‘judgments of God’.

Getting God to judge the guilt or innocence of criminal defendants is a pretty nifty trick if you could pull it off. But how could medieval European courts accomplish this?

Rather easily, it turns out. Suppose you’re a medieval European who’s been accused of stealing your neighbour’s cat. The court thinks you might have committed the theft, but it’s not sure, so it orders you to undergo the ordeal of boiling water. Like other medieval Europeans, you believe in iudicium Dei – that a priest, through the appropriate rituals, can call on God to reveal the truth by performing a miracle that prevents the water from burning you if you’re innocent, letting you burn if you’re not.

If you undergo the ordeal and God says you’re guilty, you have to pay a large fine. If He says you’re innocent, you’re cleared of the charge and pay nothing. Alternatively, you can avoid undergoing the ordeal by confessing to having stolen the cat, in which case you pay the fine, a bit reduced for having admitted your guilt.

What Will You Do?

Suppose you’re guilty: you know you stole your neighbour’s cat, and so does God. In this case, you expect that if you undergo the ordeal, God will let the boiling water burn you, evidencing your guilt. Thus, you’ll have to pay the large fine – and your hand will be boiled to rags to boot. In contrast, if you confess, you’ll save a bit of money, not to mention your hand. So, if you’re guilty, you’ll confess.

By asking God to out you, the legal system incentivises you to out yourself.

Now suppose you’re innocent: you know you didn’t steal your neighbour’s cat, and again so does God. In this case, you expect that if you undergo the ordeal, God will perform a miracle that prevents the boiling water from burning you, evidencing your innocence. Thus, you won’t have to pay any fine – and you’ll keep your hand intact. This is better than if you confess to stealing the cat, in which case you’d have to pay a fine for a theft you didn’t commit. So, if you’re innocent, you’ll undergo the ordeal.

Did you catch the trick? Because of your belief in iudicium Dei, the spectre of the ordeal leads you to choose one way if you’re guilty – confess – and another way if you’re innocent – undergo the ordeal – revealing the truth about your guilt or innocence to the court though the choice you make. By asking God to out you, the legal system incentivises you to out yourself. Pretty nifty indeed.

A Guaranteed Miracle

There’s just one hitch: while only an innocent defendant will choose to undergo the ordeal, which allows the court to learn that he’s in fact innocent, when he sticks his hand in the boiling water, it burns him, declaring his guilt! To deliver justice, however, the court needs to do more than simply learn that an innocent defendant is innocent – it needs to find him so.

How could an ordeal-administering priest make boiling water innocuous to an innocent defendant’s flesh? By making sure that it wasn’t actually boiling.

Nearly two-thirds of defendants were unscathed by the ‘red-hot’ irons they carried and were exonerated.

The ‘instruction manuals’ for administering ordeals that medieval European priests followed provided them ample opportunity to do just that. The fire used to heat the water was prepared by the priest in private, permitting him to cool the fire. The priest ‘sprinkled’ holy water over the water in the ordeal cauldron, permitting him to cool the water. The ordeal cauldron was removed from the fire at a point during the mass, and the defendant wasn’t tested until the priest was done praying, allowing him to cool the water some more by drawing out his prayers. And ordeal observers were placed at a respectable distance from the ordeal ‘stage’, enabling the priest to carry out his manipulations undetected. Did I mention that it was the priest who adjudged the ordeal’s final outcome – whether the defendant’s hand had indeed been burned?

A ‘miraculous’ result was thus practically assured. For example, in the early 13th century, 208 defendants in VĂ¡rad in Hungary underwent hot-iron ordeals. Amazingly, nearly two-thirds of defendants were unscathed by the ‘red-hot’ irons they carried and hence exonerated. If the priests who administered these ordeals understood how to heat iron, as they surely did, that leaves only two explanations for the ‘miraculous’ results: either God really did intervene to reveal the defendants’ innocence, or the priests made sure that the iron they carried wasn’t hot.

In practice, it might not have mattered whether ordeals were truly God’s judgments or instead the judgments of clever legal systems that leveraged criminal defendants’ incentives to correctly find fact. For, in either case, the result was the same: improved criminal justice, thanks to God.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Alien Encounter Near Nageezi, NM

This one is important.  I had conjectured that the large black eyes of the greys were artificial.  Here we receive an excellent report and they are certainly artificial.  On the other hand we also get confirmation of the biological nature of these beings.  One is younger while the other is clearly older.

No sense of a ship here but he himself reports that his focus was on the seated individuals.  The craft was likely stealthed and he just got lucky with the angle since they were themselves distracted by the oncoming vehicle.

It is plausible that these are space modified humanity, but that is only because the body has been super slimmed down.  Yet we also have reports of a variety of other aliens for which there is no evident reshaping.  So maybe not so fast.  However the greys are obviously using vision augmentation which can be understood..

Alien Encounter Near Nageezi, NM
Posted: 02 Nov 2017 07:34 AM PDT
My wife and I do not want to be public with our names and who we are. It seems since you already have my phone number, I would like to ask you to be discreet with the information you have already compiled. I do not have good health, and had a new heart valve put in last March. My wife and I are just a grandmother and grandfather. I’m a 100% disabled veteran since 2004. We are both 65 years of age. Please respect that?

On August 25th, 2017 at approximately 8:30 pm, my wife and I were looking forward to getting to a location where we could get settled in for the night. We were riding in our 37 foot diesel pusher at a speed of about 60 miles per hour, slightly downhill, travelling southeast on Highway 550, and a few miles south of Nageezi, New Mexico.

We had been talking about how the roads had changed 2 lanes to 4 lanes since the last time I had driven. Out of nowhere I saw a light flash in front of me, it had come from my left. I instinctively looked to my left and I saw 2 creatures setting about 2 foot apart, very bright craft which was at my eye level while sitting in our motor home.

I instantly seemed to take a mind picture of what I was seeing. At that time we were maybe 80 feet and gaining on their position. My first thought was 'is this real?' The closer we got the more positive I was that what I was seeing was real when I made eye contact. 

Some points I saw were:

The craft did not appear to have a windshield;

The panel in behind the creatures gave off a very bright light, as did the floor and ceiling. It was as bright as a operating room under full lighting. There was as small stem that came up from the floor in front of the creatures. It stood about 40 inches out of the floor. It seemed to support a small control panel that was thinner than a carton of cigarettes. The guy on my left had his gopher-looking hand resting on it;

The moment I saw them, the individuals were looking down the road as if looking for something to arrive. There was a truck coming up the hill toward us and about a 1/8th of a mile away. The craft seemed to swing and rotate from the shoulder on the other side to a lane away was at my side and maybe 20 foot away. Once they rotated enough that their faces was 180% to us, he saw us and disappeared. As we drove on down the hill I looked in my mirrors and side camera and didn’t see anything related to them after that.

A description of the creatures we witnessed:

Both individuals had a skin tone about the same as mine. I’m a white male. They had large heads in a upside down teardrop shape, very large black eyes, a small mouth and 2 small holes for a nose. There were holes for the ears, but only a nub for ears. Very much like the drawing you would see from Roswell, accept not green, but green uniforms. The one on the right had a very smooth face. The one on the left appeared to be older with facial lines. The one on my left wrinkled the right side of his mouth when he saw me, but they were talking when we interrupted them;

I made eye contact with the one on my left and looked directly into his large black eyes. His eyes had the finest surface I had ever seen. The eyes had no abrasions or scratches, no dust or mucus. I noticed that under the surface of this perfectly clear outer surface of the eye was a grid of many individual eyes, like a fly’s eye’s but a much smoother super fine glass surface;

Their bodies where skinny and were illuminated with a greenish glowing uniform. Also there were roll-type cuffs that also glowed, but were a beige in color;

They reminded me of stick people. The arms and the torso were slender and about the diameter of a very small child of 6 or 7 years of age;

The hands reminded me of the shape of gophers. But these creatures are large in height and reach. The hand appeared to me to be a lethal weapon;

Their torso was long and skinny and appeared to be weak if depended on. But I believe the suit they wear is their body strength.

The back wall is very hard to explain because I believe the means in which they traveled was behind that wall. The wall was very brightly illuminated. It appeared to be divided into about 18 inch cubes but wasn’t, it was a flat surface. The light seemed to be boiling along the edges of each panel in the colors of light greenish, blue, violet. The back panel was incredibly beautiful and something I’ll never forget it.

We could not see the outer body of the craft because we were looking into very bright light. As for hearing anything I felt I heard them communicating when we approached. I wear hearing aids and they were stretching like a fax machine. 

I looked at Google maps at the location of the incident and found something interesting. Please look at the land above the cliff. Its as if bulldozer work had been done. I have no idea what the bright object by the road might be. This could be something natural, but they turned and went somewhere.

I hope you have taken time to consider what I shared with you. I would like to know what is going on there. I hope to go back and spend a month or 2 searching for them. - MUFON

NOTE: This location is approximately 25 north of Chaco Culture National Historical Park (Chaco Canyon - Four Corners region), the sacred ancestral homelands by the Hopi and Pueblo people (Anazasi culture). There have been numerous documented UFO and unknown being encounters here. It is considered an area of great power. Lon

Flu vaccine found to be completely ineffective because of how it is made

Image: SCIENTIFIC PROOF: Flu vaccine found to be completely ineffective because of how it is made, new study finds

It is essentially impossible to prove flu vaccine helps at all.  After all we have an annual flu season and it is impossible to prove any variance when the entire population has been vaccinated.
You can claim success just as cheaply.
The vaccine protocol has some historical success, but even that remains controversial in many cases.  A better explanation is universal public hygiene.  It has after all become impossible to eat each others waste.  What has become absurd is the application for dozens of rare ailments never to be encountered while accepting serious risks from the delivery system.
This increase in application of the delivery system has triggered an apparent epidemic in autism, although that has been unsurprisingly denied by the industry... 

It may well be time to end all general vaccinations, just to discover real risks.
SCIENTIFIC PROOF: Flu vaccine found to be completely ineffective because of how it is made, new study finds

Thursday, November 02, 2017 by: Ethan Huff
Tags: Adjuvants, Dangerous Medicine, eggs, Flu shots, food allergy causes, ineffective, ineffective treatment, infectious disease, influenza, mutation, vaccines

(Natural News) A groundbreaking new study published by researchers from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in Florida has determined that the way influenza vaccines have been made practically since their inception is fundamentally flawed, and that the end result renders flu jabs largely ineffective.

It has to do with the way that vaccine developers use chicken eggs as incubators for growing a given season’s influenza virus, a practice that in and of itself is controversial due to the fact that using chicken embryos in vaccines has been linked to causing egg allergies.

For at least the past 70 years, vaccine manufacturers have been injecting influenza viruses into chicken eggs in order to allow them time to replicate. After this replication is complete, the fluid is drained from the eggs and the virus is extracted – the eggs themselves functioning as an artificial growth environment where flu viruses flourish.

But according to the findings of this new study study, which were published in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens, chicken eggs actually end up disrupting the major antibody target sites on the surfaces of flu viruses, causing them to become less effective later on when they’re injected into human bodies.

“Now we can explain – at an atomic level – why egg-based vaccine production is causing problems,” stated TSRI Research Associate Nicholas Wu, Ph.D., one of the study’s lead authors. [emphasis added]

The way that vaccines are mass-produced causes them to mutate, rendering them useless

For the study, Wu and his colleagues tested the progression of the H3N2 flu virus as it incubated in chicken eggs. H3N2, after all, is one of several influenza subtypes that has become more prevalent and virulent, which is why it typically ends up in flu vaccines year after year.

Using a high-resolution imaging technique known as X-ray crystallography to take a closer look at H3N2, the team found that a key protein in the virus changes so much during chicken egg incubation that it no longer functions as a match in humans. In fact, the end result is that bird cells rather than human cells end up becoming a better fit.

This mutation is described in the study as L194P, which occurs in H3N2’s hemagglutinin glycoprotein, also known as HA. It is said to completely disrupt the region of the protein that the human immune system can recognize, rendering it completely ineffective in all practical terms.

In order for a flu vaccine (or any other vaccine, for that matter) to be considered effective, it has to actively trigger an immune response inside the body that results in the creation of antibodies to fight off the real thing. But the H3N2 mutation that results from conventional incubation procedures during vaccine production leave the virus impotent, so to speak.

“Any influenza viruses produced in eggs have to adapt to growing in that environment and hence generate mutations to grow better,” admitted Ian Wilson, a Hansen Professor of Structural Biology at TSRI, and the study’s lead senior author.

Adding to this, his colleague Wu urged vaccine producers “to look at this mutation” and work on a solution. He and his colleagues stated that other methods of producing vaccines that will make them more effective “are now being used and explored.”

“There’s a huge need for flu vaccine research,” Wu is quoted as saying.

The ineffectiveness of flu vaccines is nothing new, of course. Natural News has been sounding the alarm about flu vaccine fraud for years, noting further that people take a huge risk every time they agree to have their bodies injected with flu shots, which besides ineffective viruses often contain mercury (Thimerosal), aluminum, and various other toxic adjuvant additives.

Are puppies the latest allergy treatment? Recent studies show protective effects against eczema, asthma

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I really think that close exposure to nature obviates allergies generally.  thus a positive experience with dogs is no surprise.

What we really need is a working protocol that assists all this. The ultimate solution will be the natural community built around a sustainable agro garden.

In the meantime it is important to build dogs into our apartments somehow.. 

Are puppies the latest allergy treatment? Recent studies show protective effects against eczema, asthma

(Natural News) There is no doubt that dogs can bring a lot of joy to people’s lives. Their companionship and loyalty can improve your mental well-being, but did you know they can also enhance your physical health? Walking a dog is great exercise, of course, but a pair of studies shows that the benefits extend far beyond the fitness aspect.

The first study looked at mother-child pairs who kept one or more dogs inside the house for at least an hour per day. The researchers discovered a significant association between a mother’s dog exposure prior to birth and a lower risk of the skin condition eczema by the baby’s second birthday. At age 10, however, this protective effect appears to decline.

The second study looked at how two different kinds of dog exposure affected children who have asthma in Baltimore. The first exposure studied was the protein or allergen affecting kids with dog allergies, and the second was that of elements that dogs might carry, such as bacteria. In this case, the researchers found that the exposure to elements dogs might carry could be protective against the symptoms of asthma. However, being exposed to the allergen could lead to more asthma symptoms in urban kids who are allergic to dogs.

According to the researchers, a child’s exposure to factors beyond the dog allergen, like bacteria and other yet-to-be-determined factors, could be responsible for this protective effect. Nevertheless, they warn that dog allergen exposure is a serious concern for kids with dog allergies.

The American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology says that people with dog allergies who choose to keep a dog in the home must make a point of keeping the dog out of the bedroom. Restricting the dog to only a few rooms is ideal, although it’s important to keep in mind that this won’t limit the allergens just to that room.

They also recommend the use of high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) cleaners. Running a HEPA cleaner around the clock in the living room or bedroom can decrease allergen levels over time, as can the regular use of central vacuums or high-efficiency vacuums.

In addition, you should bathe your dog at least once a week to keep air-borne dog allergens to a minimum, and be sure to wash your hands using soap and water after petting your dog.

Past studies link pet ownership to lower levels of obesity, stress

Earlier this year, a Canadian study showed that exposing babies to puppies could help them accumulate gut bacteria associated with a reduced risk of allergies as well as obesity.

The researchers analyzed feces samples taken from 746 babies. Those who had dogs or cats in their home while they were in the womb and in early infancy had higher levels of the gut microbes known as Oscillospira and Ruminococcus, both of which have been associated with reduced odds of obesity and allergies respectively.

The researchers theorize that pet exposure during pregnancy might influence the infant’s gut microbe composition by affecting the mother’s skin or vaginal microbes, which are then passed on to the baby during birth – even if the baby is born by C-section.

As an infant, pets could transfer the beneficial microbes when touching the babies, or the infants might pick them up through contact with household surfaces or dust. While it’s clear that some bacteria are simply more common in the gut flora of kids who are born in homes that have pets, further studies are needed to determine how these bacteria can affect their health. Nevertheless, gut flora diversity is already known to boost immunity.

Previous studies have shown that homes with dogs have lower stress levels.

Dogs are America’s most popular household pets, with more than 54.4 million households in the country having at least one dog in the family. While parents need to keep a close eye on children at all times when they are around dogs, there are lots of benefits for kids who have a canine companion in the home.

3 spiritual concepts to endure

 A few thoughts.  Have gratitude to your higher self for its advice and also listen carefully for spurious advice.

all good

 Do work on your communion.

October 30, 2017

Dylan Charles, Editor

Due to our technological connectedness, now more than ever before people are feeling the heavy weight of severe cataclysmic and tragic events, affecting millions of people around the world, with only the promise of greater turmoil to come.

It’s easy in this environment to slip into overwhelm, despair, anxiety and depression, which only makes things worse. It’s imperative to focus on self-care and personal spiritual cultivation in order to endure and protect ourselves from the negativity which confronts us.

The truth of the matter is, however, that while we may feel like these are especially dark times, throughout human history people have always had to live through untold suffering at the hands of both man and nature. While we may feel exceptionally challenged right now, we have a long human story to fall back on for guidance and comfort.

This comfort can be found in a few very simple spiritual concepts which have the power to radically shift our perspective and instantly rewrite how we view the world and our role in it.

1. Letting Go

The ability to let go of emotional attachments is perhaps that greatest spiritual tool to surviving and thriving in times of adversity. It is when our expectations of the world and its outcomes for us lie in contrast to reality that we find it challenging to accept and move forward with ease through suffering.
This concept is quite aged in the archives of spiritual practice. Taoism is perhaps the oldest wisdom tradition which teaches the importance of being fully present with what is while radially releasing the expectation of what should be. Here, Master David James Lees explains the importance of letting go:

“When faced with real or imagined challenging life circumstances which provoke what I refer to at the ‘feeling of fear’ your ability to trust and let go can be destabilised and even swing your energy wildly out of balance… Practical or emotional challenges that appear to be beyond your existing comfort zone can cause your ‘fight or flight’ mentality to swing into action. This is when it can seem advantageous not to trust or to refuse to let go of familiar and comfortable ways of thinking and acting, essentially as a means of protecting yourself. It’s almost as if you emotionally ‘batten down the hatches’ to weather an uncertain storm, but in doing so you sacrifice one of your most valuable navigation tools: your inner compass of trust and energetic connection to the Universe!” ~David James Lees

2. Acknowledging the Shadow Self

Without integration and acceptance of the shadow self, the individual is doomed to suffer the travesty of disharmony and imbalance. For it is only when the shadow is recognized, not repressed, that it can be of benefit in expanding the range of possible positive outcomes in one’s life.

“It is a frightening thought that man also has a shadow side to him, consisting not just of little weaknesses- and foibles, but of a positively demonic dynamism. The individual seldom knows anything of this; to him, as an individual, it is incredible that he should ever in any circumstances go beyond himself. But let these harmless creatures form a mass, and there emerges a raging monster. ~ Carl Jung, On the Psychology of the Unconscious

This concept is about embracing the darkness within, and appreciating that as a force of nature, both individually and collectively, our shadow side serves the purpose of steering us toward growth. By acknowledging the shadow side of our existence, that is, to not resist its outbursts and messages, we are able to confront suffering and adversity with the understanding that somehow a greater interest is also being served, in the form of awakening.

“The shadow is most destructive, insidious and dangerous when habitually repressed and projected, manifesting in myriad psychological disturbances ranging from neurosis to psychosis, irrational interpersonal hostility, and even cataclysmic international clashes. Such deleterious symptoms, attitudes and behavior stem from being possessed or driven by the dissociated yet undaunted shadow.” ~Stephen A. Diamond, Ph.D.

3. Gratitude is Everything

The importance of practicing gratitude cannot be understated, especially at a time when so many people are experiencing devastating losses of property and so many lives have been affected by war, terror and tragedy. If the mind is left free to run wild with negative stories and is never reinforced with positive stories, the slide into despair surely follows.

Gratitude is a timeless spiritual practice seen in nearly all great spiritual traditions. From the simple prayer of thanks for a meal, to enumerating those things in life which matter most to us, gratitude is perhaps the simplest and most powerful way to transform one’s mindset for the better. It so effective and works so quickly that even modern science is hailing it as a powerful means of controlling mindset.

“The word gratitude is derived from the Latin word gratia, which means grace, graciousness, or gratefulness (depending on the context). In some ways gratitude encompasses all of these meanings. Gratitude is a thankful appreciation for what an individual receives, whether tangible or intangible.
With gratitude, people acknowledge the goodness in their lives. In the process, people usually recognize that the source of that goodness lies at least partially outside themselves.

As a result, gratitude also helps people connect to something larger than themselves as individuals — whether to other people, nature, or a higher power.

…People feel and express gratitude in multiple ways. They can apply it to the past (retrieving positive memories and being thankful for elements of childhood or past blessings), the present (not taking good fortune for granted as it comes), and the future (maintaining a hopeful and optimistic attitude).
Regardless of the inherent or current level of someone’s gratitude, it’s a quality that individuals can successfully cultivate further.” [Source]

Final Thoughts

Even leaders in fields other than spirituality have always expounded upon the benefits of cultivating a proper state of mind in order to thrive in life, both in adversity and when seeking to bring about the best version of yourself. Much of what we now know about consciousness tells us that the world is materially created first at the layer of our thoughts, and therefore, it is critical to put into practice that which we know about creating inner peace in times of chaos.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Mainstream admits Food quality major Cancer source

 It took essentially three generations for the industrial agricultural paradigm to replace our traditional system.  That traditional system also had ample faults but high quality mostly overcame all that.  Now we have real product issues been lied about and deteriorating global health responses.

The successor paradigm has begun to take hold and will prevail.  It includes organics, bio cbhar for nutrient retention and robot support.

That paradigm will ultimately support  100 million on hte earth's surface.


October 30, 2017

Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer

For years it has been a supposed mystery, but it is finally being acknowledged that a primary cause of cancer in the world today is diet. Studies are now showing that obesity plays an enormous role in one’s chances of getting cancer, and the main cause of obesity is the type of foods people eat. It is in large part a lifestyle disease, and the most important relevant lifestyle choice is food.

“Overall, we estimated that 40.8% of incident cancer cases were attributable to exposure to the 24 factors included in the analysis (Table 2). Tobacco smoking was responsible for the greatest cancer burden, accounting for an estimated 15.7% of all incident cancer cases (2485 cases), followed by physical inactivity and excess body weight, which were responsible for an estimated 7.2% and 4.3% of incident cancer cases, respectively. All other exposures of interest were estimated to be responsible for less than 4.0% of incident cancer cases each.” [Source]

More specifically, researchers are pointing out the connection between the body’s insulin response to food and cancer metabolism. In short, there is a paradigm shift taking place and we are admitting that food can either feed or starve cancer cells. Here, in a piece for The Los Angeles Times, writer Sam Apple explains this connection:

“… researchers have made progress in understanding the diet-cancer connection. The advances have emerged in the somewhat esoteric field of cancer metabolism, which investigates how cancer cells turn the nutrients we consume into fuel and building blocks for new cancer cells.

Largely ignored in the last decades of the 20th century, cancer metabolism has undergone a revival as researchers have come to appreciate that some of the most well-known cancer-causing genes, long feared for their role in allowing cancer cells to proliferate without restraint, have another, arguably even more fundamental role: allowing cancer cells to “eat” without restraint. This research may yield a blockbuster cancer treatment, but in the meantime it can provide us with something just as crucial — knowledge about how to prevent the disease in the first place.” [Source]

Does this mean that these new revelations about cancer and the foods which cause it will trigger a widespread shift in the consumption habits of ordinary people? Will people switch to real food and abandon fake food?

Could it also mean that major food companies will face some degree of liability for producing addictive foods which are extremely high in sugars, artificial sweeteners, refined carbohydrates and other ingredients which trigger the body’s insulin response?

Will we now see a link emerge between diabetes and cancer, since diabetes is now the fastest growing disease in America?

Meanwhile, expensive cancer treatments are increasingly being recognized as a common detriment to surviving cancer, and all the while alternative treatments are still being suppressed and banished from the country.

“The cancer industrial complex is negligent in warning people that chemotherapy is now known to actually make some cancers spread and make some tumors more aggressive. Government and its myriad regulatory agencies work diligently to prevent access to natural or alternative cancer treatments, and doctors and the mainstream media give the impression that the causes of cancer are a mystery.” [Source]

It’s important to remember that there is a wealth of information on how diet affects both the likelihood to get cancer, but also how diet can play a significant role in surviving cancer. Celebrity Tommy Chong told us how diet and cannabis cured his cancer. Blogger and activist Chris Wark recorded his recovery from cancer with the help of improved diet, and now shares survivor stories.

It is also important to remember that programs like Raw for Thirty are demonstrating significant results in helping people to reverse the symptoms of diabetes by switching to a raw foods diet.

Final Thoughts

Healthy choices clearly have a big impact on cancer, and now that mainstream sources are telling us that almost half of all cancers may potentially be preventable with dietary and lifestyle changes, we have all the info we need to drastically reduce cancer rates.
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