UPDATE: Robert F. Kennedy’s son, RFK, Jr. is publicly accusing Thane Eugene Cesar of murdering his father. He claims Cesar fatally shot the presidential hopeful from behind in 1968. He made this accusation just hours […]
This WDiM presents more “BIG” news. Most reading this blog I’m sure are quite awake and aware to the fact that 9-11 was essentially a massive, coordinated, controlled-demolition false-flag event, of which several parts of the plan apparently were actually stopped. When I saw a video where Donald Trump said, at that time, that there is no way the buildings could have fallen as a result of planes hitting the towers and that there had to be bombs involved, I knew that we now had a chance, with DJT in the President office, to finally, in public, expose the whole truth about 9-11. We shall see what happens here.
As I’ve mentioned before, one reason I occasionally like to post these WhatDoesItMean.com articles is because they are extensively linked, and you may check the links for yourself. As always, read with discernment. Please go to the original article to view all of the images. I have only included a couple of them (these will be added after the initial posting). And please note that I do not necessarily align with every point in this article. But most of it resonates (with me).
Some bolded lines are captions for images which I have linked to the images.
“A… new… report circulating in the Kremlin today states that the American shadow government “Deep State” sent a “non-subtle” warning message to President Donald Trump yesterday when it imploded by massive explosions the 28-story Capital Plaza Tower in Frankfort, Kentucky, using the exact same demolition methods used to implode the World Trade Center buildings on 11 September 2001 (9/11)—and that included their exactly duplicating the explosive “boom-boom-boom” sounds reported by New York City fighters occurring in the World Trade Center buildings while they were collapsing, along with their, also, exactly duplicating the “squibs”…
“According to this report, last month the SVR revealed that Trump loyalists within his government had pivoted their investigation into the Russia collusion charade into one involving 9/11— and that centered on the investigation into the first in history assassination of a US Federal Prosecutor named Thomas Wales— who, at the time of his death, was investigating the disappearance of US military thermite explosives that nearly 3,000 of America’s top architects and engineers have documented the evidence of proving that they were used to bring down the World Trade Center buildings…
“Within 24 hours of President Trump’s Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein traveling to Seattle, Washington, on 21 February, to announce the reopening of the investigation into the assassination of US Federal Prosecutor Thomas Wales… SVR analysts became alarmed when the State of Kentucky revealed that a company named Controlled Demolition Incorporated would be imploding by explosion their States tallest building named the Capital Plaza Tower… Controlled Demolition Incorporated (CDI)… is one of the most secretive “Deep State” aligned private US government and military contractors in America that has no SEC filings, no stockholders, and no board of directors…
“To the choice of using the State of Kentucky to send this 9/11 warning message to President Trump… is due to its being the home of US Senate Leader Mitch McConnell— who is described as “a pawn of the Deep State” who obediently follows orders—but who, in 2019, will hold enormous power over Trump as he would lead the US Senate trial of Trump should the Democratic Party gain control of the US House of Representatives in the upcoming November 2018 US Congressional elections…
“An extraordinary number of former intelligence and military operatives from the CIA, Pentagon, National Security Council and State Department are seeking nomination as Democratic candidates for Congress in the 2018 midterm elections. The potential influx of military-intelligence personnel into the legislature has no precedent in US political history.”
“Deep State” Issues Non-Subtle 9/11 Attack Warning To Trump With Massive Explosion
By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers
A grimly written new Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) report circulating in the Kremlin today states that the American shadow government “Deep State” sent a “non-subtle” warning message to President Donald Trump yesterday when it imploded by massive explosions the 28-story Capital Plaza Tower in Frankfort, Kentucky, using the exact same demolition methods used to implode the World Trade Center buildings on 11 September 2001 (9/11)—and that included their exactly duplicating the explosive “boom-boom-boom” sounds reported by New York City fighters occurring in the World Trade Center buildings while they were collapsing, along with their, also, exactly duplicating the “squibs”—that are puffs (or jets) of dust emerging from buildings during a demolition caused by the detonation of explosive charges. [Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.]
[Kp note: The first video below shows the NYC firefighters talking about how the lobby of the WTC towers were already blown out before they came down, and also the “boom boom boom” sounds heard, and the 2nd and 3rd videos illustrate the use and appearance of demolition “squibs”, and how these could NOT be explained by the infamous NIST “pancaking floors” idea.]
[IMAGE Demolition squibs erupting from 28-story Capital Plaza Tower on 11 March 2018]
[IMAGEDemolition squibs erupting from World Trade Center buildings on 11 September 2001]
According to this report, last month the SVR revealed that Trump loyalists within his government had pivoted their investigation into the Russia collusion charade into one involving 9/11—and that centered on the investigation into the first in history assassination of a US Federal Prosecutor named Thomas Wales—who, at the time of his death, was investigating the disappearance of US military thermite explosives that nearly 3,000 of America’s top architects and engineers have documented the evidence of proving that they were used to bring down the World Trade Center buildings—and that led Trump, on 17 February 2016, to solemnly vow before the American people that if elected: “You will find out who really knocked down the World Trade Center”.
Within 24 hours of President Trump’s Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein traveling to Seattle, Washington, on 21 February, to announce the reopening of the investigation into the assassination of US Federal Prosecutor Thomas Wales (and offering a staggering over $1.5 million reward for information), that the Bush and Obama regimes had never allowed to be properly investigated for 16 years, this report continues, SVR analysts became alarmed when the State of Kentucky revealed that a company named Controlled Demolition Incorporated would be imploding by explosion their States tallest building named the Capital Plaza Tower.
Controlled Demolition Incorporated (CDI), this report details, is one of the most secretive “Deep State” aligned private US government and military contractors in America that has no SEC filings, no stockholders, and no board of directors—who during the Clinton regime years prior to 9/11, exploded by implosion 23 high-rise US federal housing projects—and whose equally secretive owner, named Mark Loizeaux, inexplicably came forward the day after 9/11 to proclaim that the World Trade Center buildings were brought down by planes—an assertion that could have not have possibly been made as no investigation had yet been done.
Said to be “on speed dial with every US federal agency and office in the country”, this report notes, Mark Loizeaux and his secretive Controlled Demolition Incorporated operation first showed their “Deep State” allegiance in the aftermath of the 19 April 1995 Murrah Federal Building bombing in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma—and that they accomplished by burying the rubble from the Murrah Federal Building bombing crime scene before it could be examined—a cover-up service they, also, performed for the “Deep State” after 9/11 by their “recycling” steel from the World Trade Center buildings before it too could be examined.
In 2011, however, this report states, a former explosives loader for Controlled Demolition Incorporated named Tom Sullivan contacted the highly esteemed non-profit organization Architects & Engineers For 9/11 Truth to stunningly reveal his knowledge that World Trade Center Building 7 had, indeed, been brought down by wireless computer controlled explosives on 9/11—but whose shocking revelations were never revealed to the American people by their mainstream propaganda media.
To the choice of using the State of Kentucky to send this 9/11 warning message to President Trump, this report continues, is due to its being the home of US Senate Leader Mitch McConnell—who is described as “a pawn of the Deep State” who obediently follows orders—but who, in 2019, will hold enormous power over Trump as he would lead the US Senate trial of Trump should the Democratic Party gain control of the US House of Representatives in the upcoming November 2018 US Congressional elections and carry through on their threat to impeach Trump, no matter what.
And as to how maniacal the “Deep State” is in destroying President Trump by throwing him out of office as soon as 2019 begins, this report concludes, can be seen the number of “Deep State” aligned former CIA operatives running as Democrats that has “no precedent in US political history”—and whose grim evidence about states:
An extraordinary number of former intelligence and military operatives from the CIA, Pentagon, National Security Council and State Department are seeking nomination as Democratic candidates for Congress in the 2018 midterm elections. The potential influx of military-intelligence personnel into the legislature has no precedent in US political history.
If the Democrats capture a majority in the House of Representatives on November 6, as widely predicted, candidates drawn from the military-intelligence apparatus will comprise as many as half of the new Democratic members of Congress. They will hold the balance of power in the lower chamber of Congress.
Of the 102 primary elections to choose the Democratic nominees in these competitive districts, 44 involve candidates with a military-intelligence or State Department background, with 11 districts having two such candidates, and one district having three.
In the majority of contests, the military-intelligence candidates seem likely to win the Democratic nomination, and, if the Democrats win in the general election, would enter Congress as new members of the House of Representatives.
March 12, 2018 © EU and US all rights reserved. Permission to use this report in its entirety is granted under the condition it is linked back to its original source at WhatDoesItMean.Com. Freebase content licensed under CC-BY and GFDL.
[Note: Many governments and their intelligence services actively campaign against the information found in these reports so as not to alarm their citizens about the many catastrophic Earth changes and events to come, a stance that the Sisters of Sorcha Faal strongly disagree with in believing that it is every human beings right to know the truth. Due to our missions conflicts with that of those governments, the responses of their ‘agents’ has been a longstanding misinformation/misdirection campaign designed to discredit us, and others like us, that is exampled in numerous places, including HERE.]
[Note: The WhatDoesItMean.com website was created for and donated to the Sisters of Sorcha Faal in 2003 by a small group of American computer experts led by the late global technology guru Wayne Green (1922-2013) to counter the propaganda being used by the West to promote their illegal 2003 invasion of Iraq.]
[Note: The word Kremlin (fortress inside a city) as used in this report refers to Russian citadels, including in Moscow, having cathedrals wherein female Schema monks (Orthodox nuns) reside, many of whom are devoted to the mission of the Sisters of Sorcha Faal.]
By Ronnie Cummins
Organic Consumers Association
After decades of chemical-intensive agriculture, factory farms and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in our food, and an ongoing war against natural systems and traditional knowledge, America’s rural communities, environment and public health are rapidly deteriorating.
The fatal harvest of Big Food Inc. includes rural economic decline and depopulation throughout the Americas, forced migration from Mexico and Central America, water and air pollution, aquifer depletion, pollinator and biodiversity destruction, soil erosion and fertility loss, climate destabilization, food contamination and nutrient degradation, and deteriorating public health.
Unfortunately, the U.S. Congress and the White House, aided and abetted by collaborators north and south of the border, are still dishing out their standard culinary message: Shut up and eat your GMOs.
Don’t worry about toxic food and obesity, heart disease, learning and behavioral disorders, the cancer epidemic, food allergies, asthma and other chronic diseases. Forget about mutant genes, pesticide residues, antibiotics, hormone-disruptors, saturated fat, refined carbs, salmonella, campylobacter, listeria, e-coli, slaughterhouse waste, added sugar and a growing list of other horrors in your food, food packaging and drinking water.
Agribusiness, the Farm Bureau, and an army of public relations flacks want us to stop complaining. They want you to believe that if we work together — farmers and consumers — we can make Fast Food Nation great again. Just follow the example of our corpulent commander in chief in the White House: Chow down on a juicy Big Mac today, and every day. Keep the faith in America’s industrial food system and Monsanto’s minions — indentured scientists, politicians, dieticians, regulatory agencies and the mass media.
Factory Farmed GMO Food Is a Public Health Disaster
Without going into the alarming damage of industrial agriculture to our environment, climate and social fabric, which you can read about in the essay “Degeneration Nation 2018: The Darkest Hour,” let’s focus on the impact of America’s degenerative food and farming system on public health.
The U.S. now spends more money on so-called health care than any other nation on Earth — $3.5 trillion a year. Yet, public health continues to deteriorate. This degeneration arises not only from an increasingly toxic environment laced with 84,000 industrial and agricultural chemicals, but via the cheap, unhealthy grub featured in supermarkets and dished up in restaurants, schools and institutional settings.
Even the government admits that:1 “About half of all American adults — 117 million individuals — have one or more preventable chronic diseases, many of which are related to poor quality eating patterns …” Approximately 85 percent of Americans do not consume the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s recommended intakes of the most important vitamins and minerals necessary for proper physical and mental development.2
In this “Fast Food Nation,” the conventional (i.e., chemical-tainted, genetically engineered, factory-farmed) U.S. diet is made up primarily of highly-processed packaged foods, garnished with small amounts of low-grade produce (fried potatoes, iceberg lettuce and tomatoes), with a typical supersized main course of factory-farm meat, eggs and dairy.
The vitamin and nutritional composition of these conventional foods and food-like substances is typically far below the nutritional density of fresh organic whole foods (organic produce and grains) grown on fertile soil, and 100 percent organic grass fed or pastured meat, eggs and dairy. Research3 consistently shows that organic foods are significantly higher in vitamin C, vitamin E, polyphenols and total antioxidants, especially in no-till regenerative organic systems.4
Poor Nutrition and Disease Go Hand in Hand
The fact that organic produce contains significantly more antioxidants than chemical food5 is especially important given that higher levels of antioxidants are associated with reduced risks for chronic diseases, including heart and brain disease and certain cancers.
Since the advent of industrial agriculture and GMOs, the nutritional value of foods, including important trace minerals and micronutrients, has dramatically declined, in large part due to the degradation of the soil from heavy tillage, chemical fertilizers and pesticides. In contrast, healthy microbe-rich soil associated with regenerative (soil-centered) organic practices, produces crops with higher levels of nutrients. As Dr. Mercola has previously pointed out:
“The sad fact is, most of the food consumed by Americans today is not real food — it’s genetically engineered, saturated with pesticides and added chemicals, and processed in a number of different ways. Many are so used to prepackaged foods, they struggle to understand what real food is.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 87 percent of Americans don’t eat the USDA-recommended 1.5 to 2 cups of fruit per day; 91 percent do not consume the recommended 2 to 3 cups of vegetables per day. And, assuming the average person did consume these recommended amounts, unless these fruits and vegetables are organic — or better yet organic and regenerative — even the USDA admits that conventionally grown (i.e., nonorganic) vegetables and fruits contain far less nutrition than their counterparts 50 years ago. National Public Radio cited a nutrition expert:6
“‘We have a serious disconnect between agriculture and health policy in our country,’ said Marion Nestle,7 a leading nutrition researcher and author at New York University. ‘The USDA does not support ‘specialty crops’ [like vegetables] to any appreciable extent and the Department of Commerce’ figures show that the relative price of fruits and vegetables has gone up much faster than that of fast food or sodas.’
So while Americans are told to eat fruits and vegetables for their health, the government has meanwhile mostly just subsidized other crops that end up in cheaper, less healthy processed food. ‘Price has a lot to do with this,’ she adds.'”
Factory Farms Are Major Sources of Environmental Pollution
America’s appetite for cheap meat and animal products has spawned an intensive confinement, factory farm system of production that not only makes us sick, but pollutes our water8 and air,9 exploits workers,10 is causing an antibiotic resistance crisis11 and is unconscionably inhumane.12
Factory-farm (GMO grain-fed) meat, eggs and dairy, compared with 100 percent grass fed and organic pastured products, are lower in omega-3 fatty-acids and typically contain less vitamin E, beta-carotene, antioxidants and conjugated linoleic acid, or CLA.
The public health and economic consequences of our degraded environment and food system are alarming. A recent Rand Corporation study13 found that 60 percent of Americans are now suffering from at least one chronic health condition such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity and arthritis; 42 percent have two or more, and that these chronic diseases now account for more than 40 percent of the entire U.S. health care spending of $3.5 trillion.
As indicated earlier, most of these chronic diseases are attributable to toxic food or other contaminants in our environment. One of every 2 Americans are now expected to come down with cancer in their lifetime. According to recent research, U.S. men born in 1960 have a lifetime cancer risk of 53.5 percent. For women, it’s 47.5 percent.14
Seventy percent of U.S. drinking water15 is now contaminated with Monsanto’s top-selling herbicide, Roundup, and 93 percent of consumers have traces of this toxic poison (active ingredient glyphosate) in our urine.16
Today in the U.S., 1 in 13 children has a serious food allergy; 6 to 24 percent have serious intestinal problems; 20 percent are obese; 60 percent have chronic headaches; 20 percent suffer from mental disorders and depression; while 1 in every 41 boys and 1 in every 68 girls are diagnosed with autism.17
A New Recipe
The movement for healthy, eco-friendly and humane food that many of us are now calling the “organic and regenerative food and farming movement,”18 has made huge strides in the past several decades in the U.S. and worldwide, fighting GMOs and industrial agriculture and promoting organic and regenerative food and farming.19
But now is not the time to sit back and just be satisfied with what we’ve accomplished. We must build on our success and ride our momentum to a future where organic and regenerative food and farming are the norm, not just the alternative. Here’s what we need to do next:
Boycott GMOs, including every nonorganic packaged food product that displays a QR code.
Since Congress stabbed us in the back in 2016, killing mandatory GMO labeling and substituting new federal regulations that will replace Vermont’s on-package mandatory GMO labels with QR Codes and 1-800 numbers, these QR Codes must become a veritable “skull and crossbones” symbol on food and beverage containers, helping us launch the largest boycott in modern history.
The easiest way, of course, to avoid GMOs is to buy organic, today and every day, or else look for the “Non-GMO Project” seal on food products. Keep in mind, however, that many “Non-GMO Project” labeled foods (unless they are also labeled organic) are produced using pesticides and chemical fertilizers.
Boycott factory-farmed meat, dairy and poultry, i.e., everything that isn’t labeled or marketed as organic or 100 percent grass fed or pastured.
Factory farms are the lynchpin of GMOs, industrial agriculture and fast-food restaurants. The U.S. factory farmed meat, dairy and poultry cartel is an out-of-control, trillion-dollar industry based on cruel, filthy, disease-ridden and environmentally destructive animal prisons (euphemistically called concentrated animal feeding operations or CAFOs).
Factory farm production is characterized by GMO- and pesticide-tainted animal feeds, labor exploitation, false advertising, corporate corruption of government, and the use of massive amounts of dangerous pesticides, chemical fertilizers, antibiotics, hormones and growth promoters.
Factory-farmed meat, dairy, poultry and fish are the No. 1 cause of water pollution, soil degradation, food system greenhouse gas emissions and human diet-related diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and obesity.
We will never get rid of GMOs, chemical-intensive monocrops, antibiotic resistance, animal cruelty and agriculturally derived greenhouse gas emissions until we eliminate factory farms, which now imprison 95 percent of farm animals in the U.S., and 70 percent of all farm animals in the world.
Right now, the overwhelming majority of U.S. farmland is used to raise factory farm-destined animals before they are sent to the feedlots, or to grow GMO- and chemical-intensive grains to feed them. We need to stop feeding herbivores (cattle, sheep, goats) GMO- and pesticide-contaminated grain, and instead put the world’s billions of farm animals back onto the pastures, rangelands and agro-forestry paddocks where they belong.
Make organic, grass fed and regenerative food and farming the dominant force in the market by 2025.
We need to educate consumers and change public policy so as to make organic and regenerative food at least 50 percent of the market by 2025, just as France and other nations are starting to do.
To do this, we will need to eliminate the multibillion-dollar taxpayer subsidies for industrial agriculture and GMOs that make chemical food seem inexpensive compared to organic and grass fed food, despite industrial food’s massive and costly damage to the environment, public health and the climate.
|Pressure investors, universities, municipalities, states and pension funds to divest, not only from fossil fuel companies, but also from industrial agriculture corporations, and reinvest in organic and regenerative agriculture, to reach our goal of 50 percent organic and regenerative by 2025.|
Lobby governments — local, state and federal — to move to zero fossil fuel emissions and support the International 4/1000 Initiative20 to sequester as much carbon in our soils and forests through regenerative farming, grazing and land use as humans are currently emitting.
Move beyond single-issue thinking (“my issue is more important than your issue”) and silos and “connect the dots” between food and farming and all the burning issues: health, justice, poverty, climate change, environment, peace, forced migration, humane treatment of farm animals and democracy.
Work together to build a Movement of Movements powerful enough to bring about a revolution in food, farming and land use, not just in the U.S. but in all the nations of the world. Subscribe to the weekly online newsletter of the Organic Consumers Association by clicking here: Subscribe to Organic Bytes.
About the Author
Ronnie Cummins is co-founder and International Director of the Organic Consumers Association and a member of the Regeneration International steering committee. Ronnie has been active as a writer and activist since the 1960s, with extensive experience in public education, grassroots mobilization, and marketplace pressure campaigns.
Over the past two decades he has served as director of US and international campaigns dealing with sustainable agriculture issues including food safety, genetic engineering, factory farming, and global warming.
By Dr. Mercola
While the gradual demise of traditional cigarettes has been heralded as an achievement for better health, the dangers of the alternative many have chosen may be just as alarming. If you smoke e-cigarettes (e-cigs), it is important to know researchers have demonstrated you may be exposing yourself to dangerous chemicals and heavy metals with each puff.
It is currently believed that e-cigs do not expose you to the thousands of toxic compounds the average conventional combustion cigarette contains, but researchers are only beginning to understand the toxicities involved in smoking e-cigarettes. In some ways, these man-made tobacco alternatives are just as dangerous to your health as regular cigarettes, but may have different consequences.
Smoking traditional cigarettes harms nearly every organ in your body and triggers many different diseases, including many cancers, reduced lung function, chronic obstructive lung disease and coronary artery disease.1 Recent research published in Environmental Health Perspectives now demonstrates vapor and aerosol samples from e-cigarette liquid may release heavy metals dangerous to human health.2
Toxic Heavy Metals Found in Vapor From E-Cigarettes
The study was conducted by scientists at John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. They examined devices owned by 56 users, finding a significant number of them generated aerosol with unsafe levels of lead, nickel, chromium and manganese.3 Participants were recruited from vaping conventions and e-cigarette shops in the Baltimore area. The devices were brought to the laboratory where researchers tested for the presence of 15 metals.4
The results were consistent with past studies, finding a minimal amount of heavy metal in the e-liquid, but much larger amounts in the liquid that had been exposed to heating coils.5
This difference suggested the heavy metals were originating from the heating coils within the e-cigarette tank. Heavy metal concentrations were also higher in devices where the owners frequently change the coils. Of the different metals measured in the aerosol, lead, nickel, chromium and manganese were most concerning as they are highly toxic when inhaled.
Nearly 50 percent of the vapor samples had lead concentrations higher than limits set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).6 Concentrations of the other three metals either approached or exceeded safety limits set by the EPA. Researchers observed the heating coils were made of nickel, chromium and several other metals, making this the most obvious source of contamination. However, the source of lead remained a mystery.
Inhaled lead can attack your brain and central nervous system, as well as your kidneys, liver and bones.7 In adults, lead may stay dormant in teeth and bones for years but may be reactivated during pregnancy. It can poison a developing baby and trigger brain damage. Also concerning was the amount of arsenic detected in the refill liquid and the tank in 10 of the 56 devices.
The researchers suggested it’s important for regulators to determine the cause for the presence of arsenic8 as it can trigger cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.9 Past studies have demonstrated e-cigs release higher levels of nickel, zinc and silver.10 The lead author of one study commented, “Some of these metals are extremely toxic even in very low amounts.”11 The author added in a statement:12
“The metal particles likely come from the cartridge of the e-cigarette devices themselves — which opens up the possibility that better manufacturing standards for the devices could reduce the quantity of metals in the smoke. Studies of this kind are necessary for implementing effective regulatory measures. E-cigarettes are so new, there just isn’t much research available on them yet.”
Secondhand Aerosol Dangerous for Bystanders
E-cigarettes deliver nicotine and other chemicals using a heated liquid, but not combustion in the way traditional cigarettes function. Heat is created by a battery, creating an aerosol containing nicotine. As you inhale the vapor, you receive nicotine and flavor chemicals, experiencing the same effect from nicotine in cigarettes without the high levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons associated with smoking traditional cigarettes.
E-cigarettes and vaping pens come in a variety of shapes and sizes but all deliver the same composition of chemicals. And, while the user inhales most of the vapor and aerosolized toxins, some of it also enters the environment to affect the health of bystanders. In a study from the University of Southern California,13 researchers conducted experiments in offices where volunteers had smoked traditional cigarettes and e-cigs.
Air sample analysis revealed smoking e-cigs resulted in a tenfold decrease in carcinogenic particulate matter, but toxic metals from e-cigarette secondhand smoke was much higher than regular cigarette smoke. Another study looked at the structure of e-cigarette devices, testing whether aerosolized metal was derived from the components.14 They found components were sometimes missing or had evidence of use before packaging. Elements identified in e-cig aerosol were known to cause respiratory disease.
Researchers also felt the presence of silicate particles found in the aerosol necessitated improved quality control in the design and manufacture of devices to protect the health of users and bystanders.
Bystanders may be lulled into a false sense of security as the vapor from e-cigs often has little to no scent and appears to dissipate quickly. However, research from the University of California San Francisco15 demonstrates e-cigs pollute the air with nicotine and fine particulate matter that is easily absorbed by bystanders through inhalation.
Despite the lower levels of nicotine pollution e-cigs produce, researchers found people exposed to e-cigarette air pollution have a similar level of cotinine — a measure of the amount of nicotine taken into the body — as those exposed to traditional secondhand cigarette smoke.16 The reason for this discrepancy remains unclear.
Highly Reactive Free Radicals Cause Damage
In a study commissioned by Japan’s Health Ministry, researchers found acetaldehyde and formaldehyde in the vapor produced by several types of e-cig devices.17 At least one brand had more than 10 times the level of carcinogens found in a traditional cigarette. Researchers from the University of Louisville18 conducted quantitative analysis on older and newer model cartridges.
The older models had a fixed battery output while the next generation devices had a variable output, allowing the user to increase heat produced by the battery. Emissions of aldehydes from all the devices, both new and older, created a health risk for the user and bystander.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has detected the antifreeze chemical diethylene glycol in e-cigarette cartridges, which is linked to cancer.19 According to Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, secondhand smoke from e-cigs may contain at least 10 chemicals that have been identified on California’s proposition 65 list of reproductive toxins and carcinogens.20
Diacetyl is an artificial flavor used by popcorn makers21 to add a buttery taste to microwave popcorn. The chemical is linked to respiratory damage22 and permanent scarring of the airway, aptly named “popcorn lung.” In an evaluation of 51 e-cigarette flavors on the market, Harvard researchers found 47 of the 51 contained flavoring chemicals, including diacetyl.23 The chemical was detected in more than those flavors sounding “buttery,” including fruit-flavored, alcohol-flavored and candy-flavored e-cigarettes.
Aerosol released by e-cig devices has been analyzed and found to have the presence of highly reactive free radicals.24 In traditional cigarette smoke, these highly reactive free radicals are associated with cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and heart disease. The researchers found e-cig levels were more than you may be exposed to in heavily polluted air, but less than what you find in traditional cigarette smoke.
Decline of Vaping May Be Threatened
The first recorded instance of an e-cigarette device was in 1963 when Herbert Gilbert filed a patent on his design.25 The idea did not become popular at the time and it wasn’t until 2003 when a Chinese pharmacist revolutionized the design enabling smokers to inhale nicotine without combustion.
Today, tobacco use is still the leading cause of preventable disease, disability and death in America.26 Nearly 40 million adults smoke cigarettes and 4.7 million middle and high school students have used at least one tobacco product, including e-cigarettes.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)27 state e-cigarettes contain potentially harmful substances, including nicotine, flavorings, volatile organic compounds and heavy metals. Nicotine is the addictive substance and is a known toxin to developing babies. Exposure harms adolescent brain development until your early to mid-20s.
In 2014, smoking among high school students had declined, but use of e-cigs had increased. Fortunately, according to a 2017 survey by the CDC,28 the number of students using e-cigs has steadily declined since 2014. The CDC attributes the decline to a combination of tobacco restrictions, taxes and advertising.
While these strategies have demonstrated success, the American Lung Association believes budget cuts proposed by President Trump, which will eliminate the CDC Office on Smoking and Health, will threaten this progress. American Lung Association CEO Harold Wimmer told NBC news:29
“Funding to states would also be severely cut, making it even harder to prevent and reduce tobacco use in local communities across the country. Congress must reconsider this ill-advised budget and robustly fund the CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health.”
Matthew Myers, president for the campaign for tobacco-free kids, agrees, saying:30
“The dramatic, long-term decline in youth cigarette smoking is a public health success story of extraordinary importance. Our progress stems directly from implementing proven strategies, including higher tobacco taxes, comprehensive smoke-free laws, effective FDA oversight of tobacco products and marketing, well-funded tobacco prevention and cessation programs, and hard-hitting media campaigns, like the campaigns conducted by the CDC, the FDA and Truth Initiative in recent years. In addition, California, Hawaii and over 245 cities and counties have now raised the tobacco sale age to 21.”
How To Make Quitting Smoking Easier
I believe the “secret” to quitting smoking is to get healthy first, which will make quitting mentally and physically easier. Exercising is an important part of this plan, as research shows people who engage in regular strength training double their success rate at quitting smoking compared to those who don’t exercise.31 Healthy eating is another crucial factor to improving your health and strengthening your ability to quit. In short, if you want to quit, here are three basic tips to get started:
- Read through my comprehensive free nutrition plan to get started eating right.
- Develop a well-rounded exercise regimen. This is your ally to fighting disease and to quitting smoking. Strength training is an important part, but also remember to incorporate high-intensity interval exercises, core-strengthening exercises, stretching and regular nonexercise movement (like walking and cutting back on sitting).
- Find a healthy emotional outlet. Many use exercise, meditation or relaxation techniques for this, and these are all great. I also recommend incorporating Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). This can help clear out emotional blockages from your system (some of which you might not even realize are there), thus restoring your mind and body’s balance and helping you break the addiction and avoid cravings.
Once you are regularly doing these three things, then you can begin to think about quitting smoking. At this point many are ready to try quitting “cold turkey.” If you need a distraction, these six things to do instead of smoking may help. Finally, if you’re a parent, talk with your children about the risks of smoking, smokeless tobacco and e-cigarettes. The easiest pathway to not smoking is to avoid starting in the first place.
By Dr. Mercola
Decades of research show excess sugar damages your health, yet for many years the sugar industry was successful in burying the evidence and misdirecting the public.1,2 Industry-funded research is often bent on proving the efficacy of their product, in much the same way the sugar industry ensured their financial security by burying data demonstrating negative health effects.
One example is the anti-inflammatory medication Vioxx, which was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after research demonstrated it was “scientifically proven” for arthritis. Only after causing an estimated 60,000 deaths was the drug finally pulled from the market.3
“Scientifically proven” has become a catchphrase used in published studies and is one the public and physicians can easily misinterpret. Research studies and statistics can be set up to demonstrate a drug or food is safe based on the initial question asked at the start of the study. This allows the researchers to orchestrate the results, increasing the perception that science has proven a concept, while in reality the data have been heavily manipulated to support a preconceived objective.
When applied appropriately and executed in an unbiased and unprejudiced manner, the scientific method works. Unfortunately, in the case of many studies the research is not unbiased or unprejudiced, leading to selective results serving the agenda of the industry funding the study. This is a serious flaw that ultimately affects your health care and one the industries are fighting to keep secret.
Your Right to Know Stands in the Way of Industry Interests
Your food choices may be guided by recommendations from friends, physicians and even advertising. These recommendations may take the form of dietary guidelines, such as those emanating from the sugar industry, as they continually seek to shift blame for heart disease to fats. Food manufacturers may make claims, as do yogurt companies about your intestinal health. However, these recommendations often conflict with independent research.
In his work to achieve greater transparency, Gary Ruskin, organizer at the consumer health watchdog organization U.S. Right to Know (USRTK), continues his investigation into the connections between food industries, agrochemical companies and universities where research is performed.4 Acting on a hunch that interactions between these groups would reveal secrets, Ruskin filed multiple freedom of information act (FOIA) requests to receive public records crucial to uncovering details of interactions between these groups.
A number of his requests have produced documents exposing relationships between companies like Syngenta and Monsanto and universities, such as the University of Florida. Large agrochemical companies are fighting to keep these ties a secret, as they speak volumes about the research bias underlying many health recommendations today.
In an effort to complete his search of publicly-accessible records not released in the FOIA request, he filed a lawsuit against the University of Florida alleging they violated the Florida Sunshine Law.5
The Sunshine Law6 provides a right of access to governmental proceedings at the state and local levels to any gathering where two or more members of the same board discuss actions that may come before the board. In a press release discussing the lawsuit against the University of Florida, Ruskin states:7
“We are conducting an investigation of the food and agrochemical industries, their front groups and public relations operatives, their ties to universities, and the health risks of their products. The public has the right to know if and when taxpayer-funded universities and academics are collaborating with corporations to promote their products and viewpoints. We seek these records to learn more about the University of Florida’s collaboration with the agrochemical industry.”
Legal Wranglings Deepen
While we may hope influence of the scope demonstrated by the sugar industry won’t happen again, only transparency will alleviate this concern. It is apparent industries and universities have no desire to assure public health by opening their records to scrutiny. In an effort to squash the lawsuit against the University of Florida, Drew Kershen, retired University of Oklahoma professor who has served on the board of directors of companies with ties to Monsanto, argued these documents would violate his privacy.
The motion for summary judgment was denied. Subsequently, Kershen filed a discovery request in order to question Ruskin about why he wants the records in the first place.
Michael Morrissey, cofounder of MuckRock — a nonprofit collaborative news site for journalists, researchers, activists and citizens to request and share government documents8 — believes this line of questioning is concerning,9 because if the information is open to one person, it is open to everyone and it should not matter why the requester is asking for documentation.
Food Industry Uses Academics to Push Their Agenda
Links between the sugar industry and researchers, or between agrochemical companies and researchers, are not the only two associations the food industry has had as they seek to push their financially-driven agenda on the American people. USRTK maintains an investigation page on their website10 where findings are listed on topics such as Coca-Cola, glyphosate and Disney-funded food research. Journalists use this documentation in developing articles about manufacturers and industry giants.
For instance, an article in Forbes11 using data discovered by USRTK outlines the connection between Coca-Cola and researchers who compared diet soda to water and found sodas were healthier; a study where subjects switched from regular to diet soda to lose weight, and one which questioned the methodology in a study finding a link between soda and diabetes. Each of these studies came to a favorable conclusion for the Coca-Cola Co. and each were paid for, or financially supported by, Coca-Cola.
Universities are also involved in another hot button health concern: genetically modified foods. In 2015 The New York Times12 exposed University of Florida professor Kevin Folta as an industry-funded third-party expert on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Folta, who had vehemently denied ever receiving any money from Monsanto, was caught having been less than forthright about his conflicts of interest when his email correspondence with Monsanto was released in response to one of USRTK’s FOIA requests.
In response, Folta sued The New York Times,13 also filing a subpoena against Ruskin and two other employees, essentially demanding the organization produce over 100,000 documents. While FOIA public records are available under federal law, they reveal details of relationships between organizations and industries affecting public health. In a new diversionary strategy, private parties are attempting to prevent disclosure of documentation supporting their involvement, thus holding up the entire process.
Blocking Conflict of Interest Issues Requires Secure Safeguards
In an op-ed published in the Journal of the American Medical Association,14 Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, discusses the conflict of interest existing between the food industry and nutritional research, making several salient points.15 He notes:
- National Institutes of Health funding has decreased by 22 percent in the decade leading to 2013, with only a small fraction of the budget supporting nutritional research.
- At the same time total spending for research on nutrition across all federal agencies was approximately $1.5 billion per year, compared to $60 billion spent on drugs, biotechnology and medical devices.
- Since a substantial burden of diet related diseases and scarce federal funding increases danger to the public, there must be greater alignment between public health and the mission of nutritional research in order projects do not exploit public good.
- Industry sponsors should have no role in project design, implementation, analysis or interpretation of the data.
- Funding must be transparent and fully acknowledged.
Universities Motivated to Protect Academics and Financial Associations
In documentation released from the University of Florida, Folta instructed Monsanto on how to avoid disclosing funding for his work by depositing money into the University’s Special Help for Agricultural Research and Education (SHARE) contribution account.
Universities have strict conflict of interest rules in place, but the foundation can receive contributions and then issue money to the individual researcher’s program, thereby circumventing the conflict of interest rules. This loophole exists because the foundation operates as a separate, nonpublic entity.
Although it’s in the best public health interest to avoid conflict of interests between those doing the research and those funding it, most donations to university foundations are granted a waiver for indirect costs, expenses necessary for the operation of the organization, such as salaries for accountants, but not associated with one particular department.
By being granted a waiver for indirect costs, corporations can essentially piggyback their donations onto students and taxpayers and simultaneously keep their funding hidden. As noted by the sponsored research administration at Florida State University:16
“It is important to remember that the inclusion of these charges results in the support of research efforts across the campus. To request waivers of negotiated and allowable charges means a decreased SRAD [Sponsored Research and Development Trust Fund] pool and a corresponding reduction in the research and creative activities that the university stimulates and supports.”
Hidden Ties Influence Research Results and Your Health
Hidden ties between university researchers and industry affects your health care as biased research influences your physician’s decisions. Publication bias affects every field of medicine, and positive findings are twice as likely to be published as negative ones. Nearly half of the clinical trials by drug companies have not come to light in the past decade.
For example, prompted by trial litigation, researchers sifted through previous data determining the safety of the antidepressant drug Paxil, finding evidence contradicting the drug company’s claim that the drug was safe for teens.17 Former editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Marcia Angell, believes the record may also be distorted by what is not said as much as what is published. She commented:18
“Any reputable journal is at the mercy of what is submitted to it and must choose from whatever comes over the transom. Many studies never see the light of day because their findings are negative. There is a heavy bias toward positive studies, and this negative bias is a real problem. A company may conduct 1,000 trials; if two are positive, they get FDA approval and are published. The other 998 never see the light of day.”
Funding Significantly Influences Research Results
In an effort to assess the level of research bias in industry-funded studies, researchers analyzed 60 published studies that looked at the health effects of soda, examining potential links between funding sources and study outcomes.19 Essentially, what they wanted to know was whether negative studies (studies that failed to find an association between sugary beverages and obesity and diabetes) were more likely to have received industry funding than positive studies.
As suspected, of the 60 studies, 26 found no link between sugary drinks and obesity or diabetes and ALL were funded by the beverage industry. In the 34 studies where a relationship was found, only one had received industry funding. As noted by the researchers,20 “This industry seems to be manipulating contemporary scientific processes to create controversy and advance their business interests at the expense of the public’s health.”
Indeed, there’s plenty of evidence to suggest industry-funded “science” undermines public health while creating financial windfall for manufacturers. Until safeguards are instituted to eliminate the influence manufacturers have on scientific outcome, it will be important to evaluate the funding behind any recommendations you decide to take to heart.
Some may wish to take a listen to this while it’s still available to all, for free.
Alien Tech at the Vatican
David Wilcock [and Emery Smith]
S10:Ep4 32 mins
As part of an investigative team, Emery Smith was sent to scour the Vatican archives for any information on a strange craft, unlike anything ever seen, that was shot down. We learn that the clandestine accumulation of exotic technology and alien bodies is far greater than we could have imagined.
From Paul Stramer
Level 1. In late October of 2015 a friend handed me the first article I had seen from Anna Von Reitz. It was the article entitled “My Dear Archbishop George” and it is listed as article #1 on www.annavonreitz.com. When I had read it, I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that she had more truth than most of the patriot movement combined, at least from my point of view.
As is my habit from years of Internet research and business, I immediately went to the search engines, and found that she didn’t have a website of her own. Anna was writing on other people’s blogs and various news letters. I saw a need to be able to find everything she wrote in one location, so I bought the domain name annavonreitz.com and spent about 4 months gathering up everything I could find from her, and putting those articles roughly in chronological order, I began publishing the articles, and gradually improving the website.
If you go back and look at those early articles you will find the style very simple and in need of some help, and you can’t see this but the index page was just a plain white sheet with links.
One morning I woke up early and turned on the computer and Anna had sent an email explaining that she had lost the ability to publish on some blogs and had turned to her friends and asked them “Now how am I going to get the word out”. They said, just put it on your website. She said “What website”? So they told her what I was doing, and as they say, the rest is history.
Soon after that I started building a mailing list for Anna, of people who wanted the announcements that I send out each time Anna writes an article for the website, and I started publishing each article on this LCW blog where people can comment. That mailing list is now over 4600 people. Many of those have large lists, and routinely send Anna’s articles around the world. We are now getting well over 20,000 page loads per week from around the world to the two websites.
Then I put some PayPal buttons on both the website and the blog to raise money for the publishing effort and to finance some of the legal activity, and to advertise the whole effort. Many of you have generously supported those efforts, and that is the first level of the Springboard. In three years I have been able to go full time in this effort, when combining your donations and the income from my sales of radio gear, solar power equipment, silver bullion, US Civil flags, flash drives, DVDs, and other preparedness items, with the retirement payments my wife and I receive from uncle dummy.
I spend an average of about 10 hours per day working at this. In other words I am paying close attention to the whole Internet part of this effort.
Please remember that I have never asked for or received one penny from Anna for any of this.
In fact, we have sent her several donations along the way when we got a bit more than we needed right then. We have done that through her PayPal address at firstname.lastname@example.org You can do likewise at any time. So the donations and my work were and are the springboard to level 2.
Level 2. On November 3rd of 2017 I was made aware of a new global Gold and Silver business opportunity called Mint Builder. Part of my work for the last 10 years has been as a precious metals dealer on the Internet. I work with a mint in southern Utah, and have moved millions in silver in 10 years, but the profit margin in precious metals on the Internet is very skinny. Small orders are just about not worth doing. So I did a very careful price comparison between my mint in Utah, and the prices Mint Builder was offering, and found out that I could not compete with Mint Builder on orders under 100 ounces of silver.
They were also offering a special start up deal of a free lifetime membership in Mint Builder that would allow everyone to buy silver and gold at the actual cost that their company was paying at the mints they get metals from. “If you can’t beat em, join em”. So I jumped in with both feet, and after building a few advertising pages on my server, sent a few emails to Anna’s list.
As a result, within 33 days we had 419 people join who are also reading Anna’s articles. After the Company opened their doors for sales and commissions on December 1st, 2017, we kept on promoting that system, and now we have over 700 people who are enrolled as members in Mint Builder, and have the ability to buy silver and gold at mint prices. So in a little over 3 months we have created a vehicle to not only get people who join a bit of silver, which is severely under valued right now, but we also have a way to finance some of Anna’s work with the Living Law Firm. This kind of residual on going financing is exactly what the patriot movement needs. Instead of asking the supporters to just dig in their pockets each time we need to do something, we could all participate in a business where we could all profit and finance activity for freedom at the same time.
Hey, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it? Right? Just do more of it!
If you have not seen Mint Builder yet try this link. http://mtbus.com/mintbuilder/index1.html
So with about 4 months of working together Anna’s readers have created an ongoing system that not only pays for some of Anna’s work, but it also has the potential of relieving some of the financial burden on Anna’s readers. I am continuing to pursue that potential every day, by helping those who are taking an active role with advertising for their business, and continuing to find more people that don’t know about Anna, and who want a business on line, to find not only a great business, but also all of Anna’s work at the same time. So Mint Builder is the level 2 springboard to something even better yet.
Level 3. BitClub Network. Remember that Mint Builder will pay out in Bitcoin if you opt to do that.
I had been looking at Crypto currencies for a while. My research led me to compile a few movies because it seems very few people understand how computers can create new and real wealth.
So I was spending too much time trying to explain what I found out, and decided to group some videos together on this blog to do the background explanation. To watch those videos go to the top of the front page on this blog and type the word Bitcoin in the search box, then watch all the movies that come up. When you are done with that homework, you will know more about Crypto than 99.99% of the people on the planet. Cryptp of one kind or another will be the new money (means of exchange) in the future, for many reasons, and when the general public finds out how powerful cryptocurrency is they will flock to it, making the price go up like a rocket.
But that’s not what gets me excited about Crypto. Remember the California and Alaska gold rushes!
The people that did the best were the people that provided all the infrastucture, like motels, hardware stores, mining supplies, freight companies and much more.
The same is true of Cryptocurrency. It’s interesting that it’s called “mining” of that cryptocurrency. This time the people doing the mining are the ones actually getting rich.
One of the largest Crypto mining operations on the planet has a network marketing structure, and one of Anna’s readers kept dogging me until I finally slowed down long enough to understand the potential of it. I joined it and will have a founders position shortly. Not only that, they convinced Anna to get the Living Law Firm to take a position under me. So now the big push is on to create a truly walk away, hands off, residual income that can finance hundreds of projects for freedom if we do it right. Suffice it to say at this point that the potential is so far past what we have done up to now that all the previous just looks like training for how to get to where we wanted to be all along.
This is not for everyone, because it’s going to take some work and some money both, but if you are in Mint Builder or thinking about joining you should consider that as a means to get to this Mining system by using the Bitcoin payouts that Mint Builder makes available. I am, and I can help you do it. It’s also one of the only truly hands off businesses I have seen once it’s set up and running.
Here is the BitClub Network information. Just follow the instructions to get the information. You will need a VPN (virtual private network) and can get one along the way from a link at the movie page. http://www.cryptominingfreedom.com/index1.html Just use your name and email, and not your address or phone number. The reason will be apparent as you learn more.
I know you will have questions about this new END GAME strategy for freedom, so here is my contact info.
Paul Stramer 406 889 3183 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please don’t call after 9 PM Mountain time. My day starts early, usually about 7 AM and the best time to reach me is late morning on weekdays.
Thank you all for your support over the last 3 years, and get ready for some really good things to happen. We are coming to crunch time in America and around the world, and it will decide the fate of our children and grandchildren.
Study this very thoroughly and you will be pleasantly surprised.
God Bless you one and all. Study this very thoroughly and you will be pleasantly surprised.
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