Why Farmed Salmon Are a Toxic ‘Junk Food’

By Dr. Mercola

If you’re aware of the health benefits of animal-based omega-3 fats and the fact that salmon is a great source, you may be shocked to discover that farmed salmon has more in common with junk food than health food. This is the grim reality revealed in Nicolas Daniel’s documentary “Fillet-Oh-Fish,” which includes exclusive footage from fish farms and factories across the globe.

Among the experts featured is Kurt Oddekalv, a respected Norwegian environmental activist who claims salmon farming is an unmitigated disaster, both from an environmental and human health perspective. Below the salmon farms dotted across the Norwegian fjords is a layer of waste some 15 meters (49.2 feet) deep, teeming with bacteria, drugs and toxic pesticides, and since the farms are located in open water, this pollution is in no way contained.

Farmed salmon also pose a more direct toxic threat to your health. Fish has always been considered a health food, but food testing reveals that today’s farmed salmon is one of the most toxic foods in the world. As noted by the producers of the film, “through intensive farming and global pollution, the flesh of the fish we eat has turned into a deadly chemical cocktail.”1

In a global assessment of farmed salmon published in the January 2004 issue of Science,2 13 persistent organic pollutants were found. Farmed salmon also does not have the nutritional profile of wild salmon. Rather than being a wonderful source of much-needed omega-3 fats, farmed salmon contains far more omega-6 than omega-3, which can have deleterious health ramifications, seeing how most people are deficient in omega-3 while getting far more omega-6 than they need.

Salmon Farming Is Not a Green Solution

More than half of the fish Americans eat now comes from fish farms.3 Aquaculture promotes itself as a sustainable solution to overfishing, but in reality, fish farms cause more problems than they solve. For starters, it takes 1.5 to 8 kilograms of wild fish to produce just 1 kilogram of farmed salmon, so the aquaculture industry is actually contributing heavily to the depletion of wild fish stocks rather than saving it.4

A salmon farm can hold upward of 2 million salmon in a relatively small amount of space. As with land-based factory farms where animals are kept in crowded conditions, fish farms are plagued with diseases that spread rapidly among the stressed fish. According to Oddekalv, sea lice, pancreas disease5 and infectious salmon anemia virus have spread all across Norway, yet consumers have not been informed of these fish pandemics, and sale of diseased fish continues unabated.

A number of dangerous pesticides are used to stave off disease-causing pests, one of which is known to have neurotoxic effects. Workers who apply the pesticide must wear full protective clothing, yet these chemicals are dumped right into open water.

The pesticides used have also been shown to affect fish DNA, causing genetic mutations. Disturbing examples of deformed cod are shown, and estimates suggest about half of all farmed cod are deformed in this fashion. What’s worse, female cod that escape from farms are known to mate with wild cod, spreading the genetic mutations and deformities into the wild population.

Nutritional Content of Farmed Fish Is Very Different From Wild Salmon

Farmed salmon suffer less visible but equally disturbing mutations. The flesh of the farmed salmon is oddly brittle and breaks apart when bent — a highly abnormal feature. The nutritional content is also wildly abnormal. Wild salmon contain about 5 to 7 percent fat, whereas the farmed variety can contain anywhere from 14.5 to 34 percent. For a visual demonstration of this difference in fat content, check out the video above.

The elevated fat content is a direct result of the processed high-fat feed that farmed salmon are given. But farmed salmon don’t just contain more fat overall; the real tragedy is the radically skewed ratios of omega-3 to omega-6 fats.6 Half a fillet of wild Atlantic salmon contains about 3,996 milligrams (mg) of omega-3 and 341 mg of omega-6.7 Half a fillet of farmed salmon from the Atlantic contains just a bit more omega-3 — 4,961 mg — but an astounding 1,944 mg of omega-6;8 more than 5.5 times more than wild salmon.

While you need both omega-3 and omega-6 fats, the ratio between the two is important and should ideally be about 1-to-1. The standard American diet is already heavily skewed toward omega-6, thanks to the prevalence of processed foods, and with farmed salmon, that unhealthy imbalance is further magnified rather than corrected.

Farmed and Dangerous9 provides an example of a salmon feed label, and the ingredients are very telling in terms of where these excess omega-6 fats are coming from. The first nine ingredients in Skretting’s “Winter Plus 3500? salmon feed are poultry meal, fish meal, poultry fat, fish oil, whole wheat, soybean meal, corn gluten meal, feather meal and rapeseed oil. These are all ingredients that no wild salmon has ever encountered and is about as far from a species-appropriate diet as you can get.

Farmed Salmon Are Five Times More Toxic Than Any Other Food Tested

Farmed salmon also contain far higher levels of contaminants than wild, in part because of their elevated fat content. Many toxins readily accumulate in fat, which means even when raised in similarly contaminated conditions, farmed salmon will absorb more toxins than the wild fish. Shockingly, research reveals the most significant source of toxic exposure is not actually the pesticides or the antibiotics given to farmed salmon, but the dry pellet feed.

Pollutants found in the feed include dioxins, PCBs, chlorinated pesticides and a number of other drugs and chemicals. When consumed by the salmon, these toxins accumulate in the fat. One study,10 which tested 700 salmon samples collected from around the world, found PCB concentrations in farmed salmon are, on average, eight times higher than in wild salmon.

According to the authors, “Risk analysis indicates that consumption of farmed Atlantic salmon may pose health risks that detract from the beneficial effects of fish consumption.”

Another group of scientists concluded that11 “Consumption of farmed salmon at relatively low frequencies results in elevated exposure to dioxins and dioxin-like compounds with commensurate elevation in estimates of health risk.” Toxicology researcher Jerome Ruzzin has also tested a number of different food groups sold in Norway for toxins, confirming that farmed salmon contain the greatest amount of toxins of them all, and by a large margin.

Overall, farmed salmon are five times more toxic than any other food tested. In animal feeding studies, mice fed farmed salmon grew obese, with thick layers of fat around their internal organs. They also developed diabetes. Ruzzin notes that a theory gaining traction is that rising rates of obesity are related to the increasing number of toxins and pollutants we’re exposed to through our environment and food. In light of his own findings, Ruzzin has stopped eating farmed salmon.

What Makes the Fish Feed so Toxic?

To investigate why the fish feed is so toxic, the film visits a Norwegian fish pellet plant. Here, we find out that the main ingredient is eel, used for their high protein and fat content, and other fatty fish from the Baltic Sea. That’s where the problem begins, as the Baltic is highly polluted. Some of the fish have toxic levels of pollutants, which then simply get incorporated into the feed pellets.

In Sweden, fish mongers are required to warn patrons about the potential toxicity of Baltic fish. According to government recommendations, you should not eat fatty fish like herring more than once a week, and if you’re pregnant, fish from the Baltic should be avoided altogether. Swedish Greenpeace activist Jan Isakson reveals some of the sources of all this pollution. Just outside of Stockholm, there’s a massive paper mill on the bank of the Baltic that generates toxic dioxins.

Nine other industrialized countries surrounding the Baltic Sea also dump their toxic waste into this closed body of water. Dioxins bind to fat, which is why herring, eel and salmon end up accumulating higher amounts than other fish. So, as a result of being deemed unfit for human consumption, some of these fatty fish are now primarily used as fish food. Alas, in the end, these toxins wind up on our plates anyway whenever we eat farmed fish, especially farmed salmon.

One of the Best Kept Secrets of the Fish Industry

Some of the toxicity also stems from the manufacturing process of the pellets. The fatty fish are first cooked, resulting in two separate products: protein meal and oil. While the oil has high levels of dioxins and PCBs, the protein powder also adds to the toxicity of the end product. To this protein powder, an “antioxidant” called ethoxyquin is added. According to the filmmaker, this is one of the best kept secrets of the fish food industry — and one of the most toxic.

Ethoxyquin was developed as a pesticide by Monsanto in the 1950s. Its use is strictly regulated on fruits, vegetables and in meat, but not in fish, because it was never intended for such use.

Fish feed manufacturers never informed health authorities that they were using the chemical as a means to prevent the fats from oxidizing and going rancid, and so its presence in farmed fish was never addressed. Disturbingly, testing reveals farmed fish can contain levels of ethoxyquin that are up to 20 times higher than the level allowed in fruits, vegetables and meats.

What’s more, the effects of this chemical on human health have never been established. The one and only study ever done on ethoxyquin and human health was a thesis by Victoria Bohne, a former researcher in Norway who made a number of disturbing discoveries, including the fact that ethoxyquin can cross the blood brain barrier and may have carcinogenic effects. Bohne was pressured to leave her research job after attempts were made to falsify and downplay her findings.

Others have linked the secret use of ethoxyquin in Norwegian fish farming and the lack of scientific investigation into its effects to the Norwegian minister of fisheries and coastal affairs, Lisbeth Berg-Hansen, who also happens to be a major shareholder in a commercial salmon farm, and has held many high-ranking positions within the fishing industry.

Are You Eating Fish or Fish Waste?

Fish can be one of the healthiest foods you can eat, but in the industrial age you have to be really mindful of your choices. If you needed another reason to avoid processed foods, watch this film to the end, where it describes how fish waste has become a “highly valued commodity” used in processed foods. At less than 15 cents per kilo (2.2 pounds), fish heads and tails, and what little meat is left over after filleting, are a real profit maker.

Virtually nothing actually goes to waste anymore. Fish waste is washed and ground into a pulp, which is then used in prepared meals and pet food. Since food manufacturers are not required to tell you their products contain fish pulp rather than actual fish fillet meat, this product offers a high profit margin for food manufacturers. One tipoff: if the product’s list of ingredients includes fish without specifying that it’s made with actual fillet of fish, it usually means they used fish waste pulp.

Fish fraud is also commonplace. Investigations have shown that 1 in 3 fish labels is false or misleading. Typically, an inexpensive fish is mislabeled as a more expensive one. Some farmed fish are also passed off as wild. Since traceability is more complex in the processed food industry, due to the mixing of ingredients, that’s where most of the fish fraud occurs. It’s somewhat more difficult to pass off fillets of fish as another species, although that also occurs.

Healthy Seafood Options

It’s become quite clear that fish farms are not a viable solution to overfishing. If anything, they’re making matters worse, destroying the marine ecosystem at a far more rapid clip to boot. So, what’s the answer? Unfortunately, the vast majority of fish — even when wild caught — are frequently too contaminated to eat on a frequent basis. Most major waterways in the world are contaminated with mercury, heavy metals and chemicals such as dioxins, PCBs and agricultural chemicals.

This is why, as a general rule, I no longer recommend eating fish on a regular basis. There are exceptions, however. One is authentic wild-caught Alaskan sockeye salmon; the nutritional benefits of which I believe still outweigh any potential contamination. The risk of sockeye accumulating high amounts of mercury and other toxins is reduced because of its short life cycle, which is only about three years. Additionally, bioaccumulation of toxins is also reduced by the fact that it doesn’t feed on other, already contaminated, fish.

Alaskan salmon (not to be confused with Atlantic salmon) is not allowed to be farmed, and is therefore always wild-caught. My favorite brand is Vital Choice Wild Seafood and Organics, which offers a nice variety of high-quality salmon products that test high for omega-3 fats and low for contaminants.

Canned salmon labeled “Alaskan salmon” is a less expensive alternative to salmon fillets.  Remember that wild salmon is quite lean, so the fat marks — those white stripes you see in the meat — are on the thin side. If a fish is pale pink with wide fat marks, the salmon is likely farmed. Avoid Atlantic salmon, as salmon bearing this label are almost always farmed.

Another exception is smaller fish with short lifecycles, which also tend to be better alternatives in terms of fat content, such as sardines and anchovies. With their low contamination risk and higher nutritional value, they are a win-win alternative. As a general rule, the closer to the bottom of the food chain the fish is, the less contamination it will accumulate.

Just make sure they’re not from the Baltic Sea, which is exceptionally polluted. Other good choices include herring and fish roe (caviar), which are full of important phospholipids that nourish your mitochondrial membranes.

Effective Ways to Pop Your Ears When Pressure Builds

By Dr. Mercola

Nearly 20 percent of Americans, or 48 million people, report having some degree of hearing loss.1 It may be easy to take hearing for granted as it happens without any effort on your part. However it is a complex process, beginning with sound in your environment and ending in your brain. Unlike any other sense involving a chemical process, such as smell, taste or sight, hearing is strictly the result of physical movement.

This physical movement is dependent on specific factors in your ear canal and Eustachian tube working to equalize pressure between the outside of your eardrum and inside your middle ear. This is one reason why people have difficulty flying when they are congested. But, before understanding how pressure affects your eardrum and hearing, it helps to understand the structure of your ear.

Hearing and Your Ear


In this short video you’ll see a demonstration of how sound is transmitted through the structures of the ear. Sound is created by vibrations caused in the air, which your ears capture. The structure of your outer ear helps you decipher the direction the sound originates from and helps direct the sound into the ear canal. As sound waves enter the canal, they vibrate the eardrum, the piece of thin skin sitting between your outer and middle ear.

Behind the eardrum sits the middle ear and a group of tiny bones called the malleus, incus and stapes. Collectively these are called the ossicles and are the smallest bones in your body.2 As the eardrum vibrates it moves the ossicles to amplify the force of sound as it passes through the middle ear to the inner ear and the cochlea.

The cochlea looks like a large snail and is filled with fluid to conduct sound to the auditory nerve, which then translates the impulses to your brain for interpretation. While the concept of how hearing works is fairly straightforward, the specifics of how the small structures produce recognizable patterns of sound in your brain is complex. Scientists are still learning how your brain interprets these electrical signals in the cerebral cortex, especially as it relates to prevention and treatment of hearing loss.

The structures behind your eardrum are in a closed system. In other words the eardrum maintains an airtight seal between your outer ear and your middle ear, which does not allow any movement or exchange of air. This structural element becomes significant as you move from one area of air pressure to another, such as when you go scuba diving or ride in an airplane. Your middle ear is connected to the outside through your oral and nasal cavities and pharynx by your Eustachian tubes.

Why Does Pressure Build in Your Ears?

The surface of the earth is covered in a thick layer of molecules called the atmosphere. Although the atmosphere is only a fraction of the density of the ocean or the soil, the atmosphere behaves in much the same way. For instance, going deeper into a pool or lake, pressure becomes greater. The same is true with atmospheric pressure. The closer you get to sea level the greater the air pressure on your body.3

On the other hand, the higher above sea level you are, the less pressure is exerted. You experience the difference when you have difficulty exerting energy without losing your breath. At sea level, not as much hemoglobin is required to transport oxygen through your body.

However, at higher elevations lower atmospheric pressure reduces the partial pressure of inspired oxygen and the driving force for gas exchange in the lungs.4  When you go to higher levels, it takes your body a week or two to acclimate and produce enough hemoglobin to transport adequate amounts of oxygen.

A similar event happens behind your eardrum. While your eardrum acts as a barrier to liquids, it requires air pressure on both sides of the eardrum to be roughly equal in order to allow vibration of the drum and hearing. Normally, equalizing this pressure is something your body does quite easily.5 Inside your ear is a pocket of air normally the same pressure as what’s found outside your ear. When the pressure around you changes the air pushes in on the eardrum.6

On the other side of the eardrum is the Eustachian tube, helping to equalize pressure between the inside and outside. It opens when you swallow so you may hear a small pop as the pressure is equalizing. This tube is more vertical in adults than in children. In small children the tube is more horizontal, allowing for fluid buildup and bacterial growth, which may lead to ear infections.

When the Eustachian tube is unable to open, pressure in the middle ear decreases.7 Thus, by opening the Eustachian tube and allowing the air bubble to move, the body quickly equalizes pressure between the middle ear and the outside. This reduction in pressure often includes a reduction in pain and discomfort.

What Happens When Your Ears Pop?


Increasing or decreasing pressure usually has no effect on fluids or the solid part of your body. However, it has an effect on gas filled cavities, such as your ear, as demonstrated in this short video.

The difference in altitude creating pressure between the external ear and the middle ear is one of the most common complaints from airline travelers. Often, it’s a simple annoyance resulting in temporary pain or even temporary hearing loss. However, due to the difference in formation of the Eustachian tube in children, they may experience greater discomfort.

As an airplane takes off, the cabin pressure drops, as does the pressure on the outer ear. With this change, the eardrum becomes distorted until compensation occurs in the middle ear.8

If the pressure does not equalize between the outer and middle ear, the eardrum will bulge outward, causing pain and discomfort. A similar thing happens with pressure change as the plane descends, except in this case the eardrum bulges inward. As an airplane reaches cruising altitude, the cabin pressure normalizes so there is no difference in pressure between the inner ear and the outer ear.

If the eardrum remains deformed it causes physical discomfort but also decreases vibrations of the eardrum, making sound muffled.9 The Eustachian tube, which connects the middle ear to the outside, is normally closed. However, with sufficient pressure difference between the middle ear and the pharynx, the Eustachian tube can open.

As the Eustachian tube opens, it lets pressure in the middle ear to equalize with the external pressure, allowing the eardrum to return to its normal shape.10 The popping or clicking sound you hear as your ear pops is a small bubble of air entering the middle ear through the Eustachian tube to equalize pressure.11

Swallowing normally produces slight clicking noises as this bubble moves into the inner ear to equalize pressure. You may consider some of the strategies outlined below to help your Eustachian tube open and reduce the amount of discomfort you experience as you move to different air or water pressures.

Simple Strategies Reduce Ear Pressure

Muscles control the opening and closing of the Eustachian tube, which may be activated using these strategies.12,13,14

Yawning and swallowing

These movements activate muscles to open the Eustachian tube. Try to force a yawn several times until your ears pop. Alternatively, sip water, suck on hard candy or chew gum to help increase the need to swallow.

Toynbee maneuver

For this technique, you’ll pinch your nose closed with your fingers while swallowing at the same time. This technique may be as effective as the Valsalva maneuver (pinching your nose, closing your mouth and gently blowing out your nose) without the added associated risk of rupturing your eardrums.

Frenzel maneuver

To do this, pinch your nose closed and use your tongue to make a clicking sound or a “k” sound.

Decongest your Eustachian tubes

When your Eustachian tubes have difficulty opening because you’re already congested from a cold, holding a warm washcloth or heating pad against the ear may help eliminate the congestion. This will help to open the Eustachian tube and allow pressure to equalize. Additional options to help reduce congestion prior to, while and after flying is to use essential oils, including bay oil, myrtle oil or amyris oil.

Since babies are not able to intentionally pop their ears, you can assist them by encouraging bottle-feeding, nursing or pacifiers during times when pressure changes are likely, such as during ascending and descending in an airplane. Do not allow a baby to sleep during descent as children are especially vulnerable to blockages since their Eustachian tubes are narrow and set at a different angle.15

While sleeping, they are unable to swallow or yawn, increasing the risk they’ll develop severe discomfort or pain. If you can’t get your ears unclogged or are experiencing pain days after riding in an airplane, it may be time to consult with your physician. Your doctor can help rule out any underlying medical condition extending your symptoms of discomfort and pain. These conditions can include sinus or ear infection, ear wax buildup, temporomandibular joint disorder or enlarged adenoids.16

Using These Strategies May Cause Damage

Although commonly used, the Valsalva maneuver may cause your eardrum to rupture. While this may help to open the Eustachian tubes, if done with any force it may rupture your eardrum.17

Additionally, never put anything smaller than your finger in your ear to relieve pressure or reduce pain as it is easy to rupture the eardrum.18 While your eardrum may rupture in flight if you are not able to equalize the pressure, it is unwise to do anything that may increase your risk. Complications from a ruptured eardrum may include some hearing loss, middle ear infection or the development of a cholesteatoma (middle ear cyst) consisting of skin cells and debris.19

Why Trump Signed the Budget


By Anna Von Reitz

The only Office that President Trump now has that is fully empowered, is the same Office that Abraham Lincoln held: Commander in Chief.  And like Lincoln, he is presiding over a bankrupt government entity in receivership to foreign banks, which are actually Secondary Creditors that shouldn’t be naming the Bankruptcy Trustees. 


That’s the facts, Ma’am.  

If Trump hadn’t signed the smoking pile of Pork Barrel perks and placed the Territorial United States more than another trillion in debt, the military wouldn’t have been funded and there is no telling how long it would have taken for the members of this Nasty Congress to gather the votes to either override his veto or support a new budget offer.  

Fancy a month or two with no military?  And leave Trump with no power at all to control the situation inside or outside of the District of Columbia?  

Congress doesn’t care.  They are sitting on their little island, ten miles square, impregnable— at least so they think.  Most of them are either outright traitors to the American cause or so stupid they couldn’t light a candle in the dark to save themselves.  

It’s a game of Chicken, and the President blinked— but it isn’t lack of courage or resolve that made him blink.  It’s the fact that he needs the military and he needs his military Office to clean up the Mess, so in this case, it’s a matter of losing to win and denying the Congress the ability to leave America open to invasion by UN mercs and others just itching for an excuse.  

You want to know the essence of the problem?  

It’s the same problem we have had since 1860: the Territorial Congress.  Both political parties. And the mistaken loyalty of the military which has protected these treasonous bastards under the mistaken belief that they “represent” the legitimate National Government when they don’t.  

Stupid conservatives have been slinging dirt at Trump all day for signing the Omnibus.  Smart conservatives have been silently thanking God for Trump, instead. He knew when to bite it and why to bite it and how to bite it.  As a result, you are all safe — and he and the military have a fighting chance to deal with the bankruptcies, the gross corruption, and the restoration of the government you are all owed. 

Ever had to take a step backward and pivot, in order to take two leaps forward? Well, you’ve seen him sign the Porkulous Bill, and you’ve seen him appoint Bolton.  Now watch for the two leaps forward.  

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Big Picture


By Anna Von Reitz

The British-backed 1860’s to 1930’s and French-backed 1946 onward “Territorial United States” is now and has always been foreign with respect to us. Foreign. FOREIGN! Stop and look hard at that word: they are foreign with respect to us!
I can’t repeat this loud enough or long enough or in enough ways to get that through people’s heads and get them to separate their lawful government from the foreign governments that administer the “delegated services” for us.
We are not naturally subject to any of the Executive Orders and other Territorial laws that apply to their citizens, in the same way that we are not subject to Canadian law or Spanish law, yet their domestic Territorial laws are being misapplied to us because we are not asserting our actual political status and because they have painstakingly falsified the public records pertaining to each one of us to make it appear that we are Territorial and/or Municipal United States employees or dependents.
Can J.C. PENNY require its employees to wear a uniform? Of course. Can they require you to wear a uniform? Of course not. Can the Territorial United States enact gun laws and confiscate guns belonging to their citizens? Yes, certainly. Can they confiscate your guns, if you are a private United States National? Never.
You have to figure out who you are and in what political status you are acting and then you have to make that clear to everyone else by recording it and bringing it forward whenever anyone bothers you.
Imagine that a J.C. PENNY employee who thinks that everyone is a J.C. PENNY employee accosts you on the street and demands to know why you aren’t wearing a J.C. PENNY uniform?
You have to reply that you are not a J.C. PENNY employee or dependent, and therefore are not obligated to wear a uniform, right? And if you are “required” to produce a J.C. PENNY ID? It had better have a label on it saying, “retired”, hadn’t it? So that nobody can plausibly say that you were obligated to wear a J.C. PENNY uniform and didn’t.
It’s the same basic thing.
They have falsified the public register to make it look like everyone in this country is either a corporate employee or dependent—either a municipal employee/dependent or a territorial employee/dependent, and either way, all obligated to serve a corporation and obey corporate rules, aka, “statutory laws”. Then they have trademarked and patented your Given Name and copyrighted it as property belonging to their corporations.
That’s the Mess. That’s the situation they have constructed as a means to control and leach off of their employers — us.
The Territorial United States Government and Municipal United States Government are BOTH foreign with respect to us.
We are owed republican states and international land jurisdiction States under our own control, but to enrich themselves, these foreign “governmental services corporations” — akin to Target or any other foreign corporation on our soil — created a complex identity theft scheme based on similar names deceits and fraudulent commercial and political status claims.
The Territorial United States has always allowed Dual Citizenship, but our states never have.
So they just told a big, fat, self-interested Whopper about all of us, to the effect that we all voluntarily left behind the land jurisdiction we are heir to, and joined up with their merchant marine service and adopted Dual Citizenship. That was their Big Lie in the 1860s and 1870’s.
Later on, 1946 onward, they told an even Bigger Lie — that our Dual Citizenship was not between our birth states and the Territorial United States, but between the Territorial United States (as if we were born in Puerto Rico or in the Army) and the Municipal United States (as if we were a US corporation or born in Washington, DC).
They have been actively trying to kidnap us into their foreign jurisdiction and leave us “stateless”—- which allows them to claim our land and our assets as “abandoned property”.
We finally woke up to this fraud scheme and its attendant crimes and have objected and developed means to put an end to it, first by correcting the falsified public records and recording our own copyright and claim to our Given Name and its derivative NAMES and placing them in their natural permanent domicile on the land and soil of ____________ (Idaho, Alaska, etc. )
And then by restoring our lawful land jurisdiction States and the government we are owed.
This action rebuts their presumptions that we are okay with their version of Dual Citizenship being foisted off on American babies.
And it sets the stage for all of us to restore our own lawful land jurisdiction government and kick their tails back into the box required by the international treaties and commercial service contracts that they are supposed to be obeying.
Now, please, at least those of you who are getting my messages– stop jerking and jumping every time President Trump signs an EO. Stop thinking that those EO’s apply to you. Stop obsessing and reacting every time the Territorial Congress tries to enact gun control legislation for their “citizens”—- what does it matter to you, once you get your own political status records and asset claims straight? It doesn’t apply to you and nobody can say it does, as long as you have recorded your paperwork in advance.
Just like Dairy Queen can’t force you to wear a Dairy Queen uniform if you aren’t their employee, these jokers can’t apply their “laws” and debts to you, if you aren’t a territorial or municipal “citizen”.
For now, just scrub that word “citizen” out of your vocabulary.
If you are an American national, you can’t be a “sovereign citizen” or a “private citizen” or any kind of “citizen” related to THEIR scheme of things at all. Both these pieces of verbiage—“sovereign citizen” and “private citizen” are oxymorons. You can’t be a citizen and act in private capacity. You can’t be a sovereign and a citizen, either. Just drop the word “citizen” — period, and object if anyone calls you a citizen until further notice.
Once you have re-conveyed your Trade Name and all derivative NAMES to the jurisdiction of the land and soil, the switch is flipped in your favor. Not until. And as I keep telling people, the change in your political status is NOT RETROACTIVE.
Pretend that you are in the Army. Prior to your discharge date, you have to obey every jot of protocol and manual. You have to wear a uniform, shine your shoes, etc., etc., etc., Once you are discharged, all that goes away. It is the same with this situation, only you hold the key to discharging yourself from the “service” of the government corporations.
My advice? Do so now, and don’t look back.

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Corrections!


By Anna Von Reitz

A lot of people are getting confused by reading old articles and trying to follow along. For example, I originally suggested sending Authenticated Birth Certificates to the Secretary of the Treasury because we were trying to help expedite processing ahead of a looming deadline. Well, the deadline is past, and there is no reason to provide Authenticated Birth Certificates to Mnuchin anymore. Just send regular old BC’s and let the Treasury officials work out the rest.

Keep your Authenticated Birth Certificates for your own records.
These unambiguously establish your Priority Creditor status for the courts or anyone else who cares to ask. Remember that Mnuchin has no money to dispense and that at best he can get your property transferred out of THEIR bankruptcies, which is the real point of the exercise.
Also, the process I described referring to “Twelve Steps” is actually a process of rebutting unstated legal presumptions that kick in when YOU are actually already involved in court cases and have nothing to do with correcting your political status per se. They were being talked about because so many people were already deep in the Kim Chee and searching for means to deal with these courts. We have since developed very efficient means to avoid these presumptions and entanglements in THEIR court system altogether, so please ignore the old article about Twelve Steps and follow along. Knowing the information in that article is a good thing, but mistaking it as a general means of correcting political status is not.
The importance of recording your actual political status is to safe-guard yourself from false charges and entanglements in THEIR courts, to protect your property and identity, and to allow you to restore the lawful government you are owed. Irishmen can’t run the Spanish government, and neither can “US Citizens” run ours. We have to get our political status straight before we take up the issue of restoring first the Counties, then the States, then the National Government we are owed.
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Making Sense of the World – Update March 23, 2018


By Anna Von Reitz

The central point to keep in mind is that the Powers That Were are scrambling like roaches hit with a bright light because after six generations, we are waking up and realizing what was done to us — and who did it. 


The Queen and her brood going back to 1822 and the former Popes —Benedict XVI and Francis excluded because they accepted responsibility and corrected the operations they inherited— are the primary Bad Actors.  

Things went South in Britain in the 1860’s after Prince Albert died and Benjamin Disraeli convinced Queen Victoria to finance the Raj in India by selling out her own people at home.  From there, the same evil “System” of corporate enfranchisement was used throughout the Commonwealth and eventually throughout the world. 

National Governments were eaten away from within by this silent maggot-like fraud scheme, until only the shells were left and only “the appearance” of justice.  The so-called “military industrial complex” had found a new backdoor into our wallets and the flowering of a new brand of commercial feudalism was the result– a form of feudalism ten times worse than the serfdom of the Middle Ages. 

Now the promoters of this System are caught, red-handed, their criminality and fraud exposed for all the world to see and we are witnessing exactly what you would expect: 

(1) Stalling tactics and faint denials as they attempt to come to terms with the evil that many — even in government — were unaware of or studiously trying to ignore; 
(2) Attempts to batten down the hatches and secure their own safety and the safety of their ill-gotten accounts and treasuries; 
(3) Spawning of all sorts of groups and individuals to “explain away” the circumstances and off-load evidence of guilt to Third Parties (Global Debt Facility, Kingdom of Manna, Earnest Rauthschild, Wolfgang Struck, Chinese Elders, etc.,) 
(4) Spawning of Counter-Control groups and programs that seek to put a new face on the old system (OPPT, TDA, etc.) or which seek to minimize and control the amount owed back to the people (“Freedom Checks”, etc., which are really measly reparations payments). 
(5) Frantic Clean Up efforts to try to destroy evidence. (Serco is right now at the US Patent Office desperately trying to sponge the records of what they and their masters have done here, but it is too late.)

The overall result is a vast panorama of lies and excuses and confusion.  And just as it says in the Bible concerning the latter days, people are running here and there seeking saviors and believing first one lie and then another and the “wars” and rumors of war and the natural disasters are all piling on hot and heavy. 

God isn’t creating or mandating this Mess.  He just saw it from afar. 

It’s the logical result of corrupt leaders trying to cover their tracks and come up with something to replace Commercial Feudalism — or, what they have spent most of their effort doing so far — find a way to repackage and re-brand it as something else, and still shove it down our throats. 

So don’t take any wooden nickels, get lost in any distractions, follow any Pied Pipers or forget what I have told you.  (1) If you don’t want to be mistaken as being “at war” — don’t fly the war flag.  Fly the civil flag and post the black and white private property signs. (2) Practice saying, “I am not a citizen.  I am a national of this country, standing on its land jurisdiction.” (3) Remember that none of us are interested in “liberty”— we are intent on securing  “freedom”.  (4) We don’t live in any “democracy”– we live in fifty republican states.  (5) There has never been “a” Republic per se, only an unincorporated Union of fifty republican states, known as The United States of America.  

Remember that there is a logic to everything and that everyone and everything on this Earth grows in an organic way, starting off as a small, seed-like effort or idea, and building gradually into whatever it is going to be.  We have the advantage now of being able to restore our lawful government using the tools and history of what we already built—and which these rats have been intent on tearing down–so we don’t have to start from scratch.  

For all those just waking up and wondering what to do and how to connect to or restore your lawful land jurisdiction government –first, you have to clean your own house and re-establish your own correct political status.  Here are the steps:

1. Return your lawful Trade Name in the form “John Michael Doe” to the land and soil of your birth state.  Do this by recording (not registering) your “Acknowledgement, Acceptance, and Deed of Re-Conveyance” laying claim to your Given Name and all derivative NAMES declaring their permanent domicile as the “land and soil” of ____________ (California, Ohio, Wisconsin, etc.).  If your own county recording office won’t accept this, find another county that will. 
2. Then, as an extension to the Deed, record your Act of Expatriation from any presumed Territorial or Municipal Citizenship.
3. Then as another extension to the Deed claim up each Name/NAME via a Common Law Copyright and Habeas Corpus declaration using the Certificate of Assumed Name. 
4. Then as another extension to the Deed claim up your physical body and biological identity using a Paramount Claim of your DNA and all derivative emanations from the moment of conception. 
5. Then  as a final extension to the Deed record your Mandatory Notice as a Foreign Sovereign.  

Examples of these documents have been posted on my website: www.annavonreitz.com  and The Living Law Firm hopes to have a free packet of instructions and fill-able forms available very soon. 

Okay, so, you have your Names/NAMES back on the land and their political status properly identified and it is time to rejoin the other Americans who aren’t [Territorial or Municipal] United States Citizens or citizens of the United States in operating your lawful government.  This requires launching your own local county jural assembly and after that, your State Jural Assembly.  

For help doing this, contact the Michigan General Jural Assembly, which has been up and operating since the 1980’s.  They have developed materials and assistance sources to help everyone else get properly organized. They can be contacted via email at: http://1stmichiganassembly.info and host both a National Conference Call every Thursday night at 9 P.M. EST ( 1-712-770-4160, Access Code 226823#) and a National Hotline service (1-989-450-5522) from 2-7 P.M.Monday through Thursday

This isn’t anything controversial or scary or improper and nobody can interfere with your efforts so long as your own political status is properly declared. 

So get your horse in front of your cart, folks, join the discussion and get your local county organized.  We need a majority of the States set up and functioning by November 1, 2018.  

Meantime, as Red Green says, keep your sticks on the ice and stay alert. 

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What Some of The Extraterrestrials Visiting Earth Right Now Look Like – According To Supposed Contactee’s

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“Intelligent beings from other star systems have been and are visiting our planet Earth. They are variously referred to as Visitors, Others, Star People, Et’s, etc…They are visiting Earth now; this is not a matter of conjecture or wistful thinking. – Theodor C. Loder III, Phd, Professor Emeritus of Earth Sciences, University of New Hampshire (source)

The topic of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs), alongside the extraterrestrial hypothesis being one of multiple explanations for their appearance (which seems to  be quite a common phenomenon), is an area of interest for many people that’s continually growing, and for good reasons. This is in large part due to the fact that we now have hundreds of credible witnesses that have officially testified to the reality of an extraterrestrial presence, and its relation to the already disclosed UFO ‘problem.’

This is why members of government, like John Podesta, Chief of Staff for Bill Clinton, Counsellor to Barack Obama and head of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign before she dropped out, stated that “the time to pull the curtain back on this subject is long overdue. We have statements from the most credible sources, those in a position to know, about a fascinating phenomenon, the nature of which is yet to be determined.” (You can find sources for this quote, and other statements made by Podesta on this matter in this article we published in February about him.)

“As the F-4 approached a range of 25 nautical miles it lost all instrumentation and communications. When the F-4 turned away from the object and apparently was no longer a threat to it, the aircraft regained all instrumentation and communications. Another brightly lighted object came out of the original object. The second object headed straight toward the F4. ” – One example out of hundreds involving the military intercept of a UFO that was tracked on air radar, ground radar, and visually confirmed by pilots (source)

Related CE Article: It’s Official – We Now Know That UFOs or UAP Are Real – S0 Are They Extraterrestrial or Not? 

Keep in mind, the Pentagon has also recently released three videos of military encounters with UFOs.

Why It’s Time To Listen To Contactees, Abductees & Experiencers/ A Psychological Standpoint

Just to clarify, ‘contactees’ are usually those who have reported ‘friendly’ contact experiences with extraterrestrials, ‘abductees’ are those who have had what they perceive to be fearful experiences, and experiencers are those who neither view the experience as ‘good’ or ‘bad,” but simply just an experience. It’s important to note this, because various people have reported different types of experiences with different types of beings.

“Yes there have been crashed craft, and bodies recovered… We are not alone in the universe, they have been coming here for a long time.” – Dr. Edgar Mitchell, ScD, 6th man to walk on the Moon (source) (source)

The reality is that some people who claim to have had contact with intelligent extraterrestrial beings actually have.

John Mack, A Harvard professor, psychiatrist and Pulitzer Price recipient stresses that:

“Yes, it’s both. It’s both literally, physically happening to a degree; and it’s also some kind of psychological, spiritual experience occurring and originating perhaps in another dimension. And so the phenomenon stretches us, or it asks us to stretch to open to realities that are not simply the literal physical world, but to extend to the possibility that there are other unseen realities from which our consciousness, our, if you will, learning processes over the past several hundred years have closed us off.” (source)

We published an article earlier this year regarding John Mack, and more than 60 school children witnessing non-human beings and a large craft landing. The children were interviewed by him, and it was quite a remarkable story with all of the children providing very similiar stories. Until this day these children have been speaking of it, an event occurred more than 20 years ago….

“They describe these events like a person talks about something that has happened to them. I can tell that these are people of sound mind telling me something…” (quote continued and taken from the video linked below) -Dr. John Mack, professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

You can watch THIS video of Mack Interview the children, and you can read THIS article that goes more into detail on that case.

According to retired McGill University professor in the Department of Psychology (research areas beings cognition and cognitive Neuroscience), Dr. Don Donderi:

“Some of what people report as UFOs are extraterrestrial (ET) vehicles. Some of those extraterrestrial vehicles actually have ET crews, and some of those ET crews catch and release humans.” (source)

Academicians like these, and others like Richard Dolan, David M. Jacobs and more have been studying this phenomena for decades, and the reports of beings and examining why they are here, what they are doing, what they look like and more has been documented by their (and others) research.

What I find most fascinating about these stories is how many of them seem to compliment each other instead of contradicting each other, which just adds to the mystery.

As far as physical research goes:

“There are a great many photographs of such body marks, many of which are in an equilateral triangle pattern of red dots on the wrist or near the ankle. Also common are scoop marks,” in which it appears as if a small amount of tissue was removed from beneath the skin, leaving an indentation.” -Richard Dolan (taken from his book, UFOs for the 21st century mind)

Below is a clip of Dr. Roger Leir. a doctor of podiatric medicine, and arguably the best known individual with regards to extracting alleged alien implants. He has performed more than fifteen surgeries that removed sixteen separate distinct objects. These objects have been investigated by several prestigious laboratories, including Los Alamos National Laboratories, New Mexico Tech, and many others. Unfortunately, he passed away in March 2014, but his legacy lives on.

Truth is, as  former NASA astronaut and Princeton Physics Professor puts it, “there is abundant evidence that we are being contacted, that civilizations have been visiting us for a vary long time.”  (source)

**The information below is a very brief summary of a few of the most commonly reported extraterrestrials based on all of the research I’ve done on this subject.

 Human Looking Extraterrestrials

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Extraterrestrials with features drastically similar to human beings have reported by contactees, abductees and experiencers for a long time. This type of experience is actually quite common. Many people have reported that they’ve been taken into ships, and warned about the direction the human race is heading. They’re also often portrayed as assisting our planet in various ways, both on a physical level and an energetic one.

“Decades ago, visitors from other plants warned us about where we were headed and offered to help.  But instead, we, or at least some of us, interpreted their visits as a threat, and decided to shoot first and ask questions after.” – Paul Hellyer, Former Canadian Defense Minister (source)

There have also been reports of human looking extraterrestrials working with humans inside of what’s known as the military industrial complex with regards to making technological advancements. This is why in the highly classified world, the black budget world, it’s probably the independent government contractors that are working in these areas.

Stories of human like extraterrestrials date from the beginning of time all the way up to the present day, and historical literature is littered with accounts of these types of encounters.

My people tell of Star People who came to us many generations ago. The Star people brought spiritual teachings and stories and maps of the cosmos and they offered these freely. They were kind, loving, and set a great example. When they left us, my people say there was a loneliness like no other.” – Richard Wagamese, Ojibway Author (source)

As far as the picture above, I am not sure if it’s real or fake, but that’s not the point. It was used to spark your imagination, it is supposedly one of the extraterrestrials that was discovered dead inside of a ship that was located on the moon – retrieved from one of the Apollo missions.

Related CE Article: Russian Government Calls For An International Investigation Into U.S. Moon Landings & For Good Reasons.

Other common looks are tall, muscular with long hair, blue eyes and blond hair. The same type of figure has also been reported with black and white beings. Some reports have detailed beings with blue skin, larger eyes, as well as shorter beings, with a little more ’round’ of a head. There seems to be a large variation, some know asand the possibility of several different looking human-like extraterrestrial beings. This raises some very interesting questions regarding the origin of our species, if the humanoid form is common throughout the universe, what does that mean?

**The picture below comes from Corey Good, as featured on the show “Cosmic Disclosure.”

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Image Credit: Android Jones for GAIA

Contanctee’s commonly refer to these beings being from various star systems like Arcturus, Sirius, Andromeda and the Pleiades, just to name a few.

Cat/bird like humanoid (like above) beings are also fairly common among supposed encounters.

It’s also noteworthy to mention that all types of beings seem to communicate using telepathy. The following is a selected list of downloadable peer-reviewed journal articles on psi (psychic) phenomena, most published in the 21st century, you can click HERE

Related CE Article: U.S. Defence Physicist Spills The Beans On What’s Really Happening On The Moon

 The Grey Alien

grayThe grey alien is another very common type of extraterrestrial that’s been reported by several abductees, contactees and experiencers. Reports range from small, three to four feet tall beings all the way up to seven to nine foot tall beings and everything in between.

One of the most common types of experiences among several abductees is one in which they have their sperm or eggs extracted. Many have gone through what seems to be a pretty scary experience, despite the fact that multiple times people have reported the beings communicating to them and trying to calm them down, and tell the person that they weren’t going to cause any harm to them. At other times, forceful abduction goes without any communication. Many abductee’s report being impregnated, and then abducted years after to see their hybrid child. This seems to be a very common experience, and suggests that this race (Greys) are creating a human/grey hybrid race, or have been tinkering with the DNA of human beings for quite some time. Many researchers have suggested that these hybrids are already here, and that many babies being born today could have been ‘tinkered’ with. There have also been sightings of Grey like beings taking vegetation from our planet (perhaps’s to study, alien scientists?).

There have also been reports of woman being impregnated by a supposed extraterrestrial or extraterrestrial/human hybrid. Shortly after the experience the women are taken by ‘government’ agencies and the baby is removed and taken away to be studied by them. It’s not uncommon for these people who have had these experiences to get visits by these unknown people who seem to want to know more about the UFO/extraterrestrial phenomenon.

There are some reports of races like these working with certain governments (or ‘shadow governments’) in a technological exchange program. I have come across stories in my research where some groups of beings warn the human race not work with other groups of beings. These stories are endless, and quite fascinating, but I’ll save that for another article.

Reptilians

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 The ‘Reptilian’ type being is one that’s been reported and depicted in various human cultures that date back thousands of years all the way up to the present day. These beings have been reported as ‘friendly,’not so friendly and in between. That’s a common theme throughout most supposed extraterrestrial species. The fact that two different beings of the same race can be reported as benevolent and the other as malevolent.

Many people seem to believe that reptilian type beings are one (out of many) working behind the scenes with those who control the government to ‘en-slave’ the human race. Some even believe that that the global elite are in large part reptilian in origin.

To be honest, it’s not that far fetched. After researching this topic in depth for almost a decade, there is no doubt in my mind that not only have governments and ‘shadow governments’ become aware of the extraterrestrial presence, but they’ve interacted with several different groups of extraterrestrials.

It’s Ok To Ask These Questions

Just to re-emphasize that things like this need to be discussed more, because they are and have been discussed at the highest levels of government, in secret, for almost one hundred years. For example, this particular FBI document was addressed to “certain scientists of distinction,” to “aeronautical and military authorities,” and to “a number of public officials.”

The document is a letter that was sent to the director of FBI in Washington from the San Fransisco office, on a matter pertaining to UFOs & extraterrestrials:

“Lt. Colonel (name redacted) of G2 [G2 means army intelligence], San Francisco advised today he has no further information, and that our Seattle office is in  possession of all information known by him and is handling the matter at Tacoma, Washington.”

The document goes on to provide a copy of a letter written by someone with “several university degrees” and a former “university department head.”

The memorandum also states that “the mere fact that the data herein were obtained by so-called  ‘supernormal’ means is probably sufficient to insure its disregard by nearly all persons addressed.”

Key words above – the fact that they would like to “insure its disregard” by “nearly” everyone addressed.  Does this mean that ‘some’ of the people addressed should not disregard it?

The letter goes on to outline and state that: (pages 21 & 22)

  • Part of the disks carry crews, others are under remote control.
  • Their mission is peaceful, the visitors contemplate settling on this planet.
  • These visitors are human-like but much larger in size.
  • They are not excarnate Earth people, but come from their own world
  • The disks posses some type of radiant energy.
  • They do not come from any “planet” as we use the word, but from an etheric planet which interpenetrates with our own and is not perceptible to us.
  • The bodies of the visitors, and the craft also, automatically materialize on entering the vibratory rate of our dense matter.
  • They re-enter the etheric at will, and so simply disappear from our vision, without trace.
  • The region they come from is NOT the astral plane, but corresponds to the Lakas or Talas. Students of esoteric matters will understand these terms

Please keep in mind that there are probably many different types of extraterrestrials out there, and many different kinds that have interacted with humanity in some way. The above document is probably referring to one specific race? I don’t know.

This is one out of thousands of examples of documents, and it’s not even one that I would pick as most startling. We should definitely be thinking about why these documents were concealed from the public for decades, and think about what other information still lay dormant inside of the military industrial complex when it comes to extraterrestrial beings.

You can see examples of documents that go into detail on what happens when the military tracks a UFO on radar HERE.

For our latest articles on the UFO/Extraterrestrial topic, you can check out the exopolitics section of our website by clicking HERE.

#QAnon (#Q) Postings of 3-23-18… (Just came out!!) “Clock activated”

These just came out this morning, and (thanks to BP and BP) I became aware of them. The first two have to do with updating Q’s “tripcode”, aka, ID (from “!UW.yye1fxo” to “!xowAT4Z3VQ”), and the other one is about the “Clock” being “Activated”. It sounds like, as in the Dauntless Dialogue post, that we are about at the start of something happening.

Here is a link to the prior Q postings on this blog.

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From https://qanon.pub/

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Mar 23 2018 13:09:02 (EDT) Q !UW.yye1fxo 459
Tripcode update.
Q

962
Mar 23 2018 13:09:37 (EDT) Q !xowAT4Z3VQ 460
Updated Tripcode.
Q

963
Mar 23 2018 13:14:06 (EDT) Q !xowAT4Z3VQ 461
Clock activated.
RED_CASTLE.
GREEN_CASTLE.
Stage_5:5[y]
Q

End conflict and you end hunger, UNSC told

Climate change and desertification will exacerbate the negative effects of conflict on food security for needy people [Sara Mohamed]

The United Nations Security Council is being urged to tackle the link between conflict and hunger.

At a special session of the council, the 15 members heard how hunger and famine continue despite huge technological advances because wars lead to the erosion of humanitarian laws and access of the most needy to food security.

David Beasley, the head of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), said that warring parties “won’t stop shooting at each other” which is why the Security Council – which is mandated to maintain peace and international security – should play a greater role in ending conflict.

Conflict over the past two decades has seen the number of hungry rise; in the past three years, specifically, the number of people on the brink of starvation jumped from 80 to 124 million, the UN says.

“There is no reason that there should ever be famine in the world today. There’s actually no reason that there should be hunger in the world today when we have $300 trillion available wealth,” David Beasley, the executive director of the World Food Program, told the Security Council in a briefing.

“The question we should ask ourselves today is what is driving this extreme hunger rate. And the answer … is man-made conflict.”

Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, told the Council that about two-thirds of hungry people live in areas where there is armed conflict and war.

“This Council’s main responsibility is peace and international security,” he said. “In other words, this Council can help prevent famine to ever occur again.”

Yemen is a prime example of how war has led to mass hunger.

The debilitated health sector as a result of the Pan-Arab war on Yemeni rebels has left hundreds of thousands of children at risk of starvation and death. More than 350,000 children are at risk of starvation in Yemen, with some 7 million of the population lacking basic services and health care.

The BRICS Post with inputs from Agencies