Not only do your teeth fill out your face and enable you to eat, they also help maintain the bone structure of your jaw. Your teeth are made of four types of tissue, but only the center, or pulp, is not hard. Inside the pulp are blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue that provide nutrients to the tooth.1
The outside of the tooth is called the enamel, which has no way to reverse damage from wear and tear (decay) since it contains no living cells. Your gums are responsible for protecting your roots as well as teeth that have not yet come in. Consistent brushing helps reduce the risk of getting cavities, which permanently damage tooth enamel.
Symptoms of cavities will depend on the depth and location of the decay.2 You might experience spontaneous pain without any apparent cause or find you have sensitivity to hot and cold drinks and foods. Although the enamel is hard it may develop small, diffuse cracks that disperse the stress on the tooth and help prevent it from breaking.
Taking care of your teeth is important since periodontitis — gum disease — can lead to significant health problems and difficulty eating.
The Importance of Proper Teeth Brushing Technique
Tooth decay is almost as pervasive3 as the common cold, in terms of how many people are affected by it. As the bacteria in your mouth dissolve food, a sticky substance called plaque is formed on your teeth. This happens more often on the back molars just above the gum line.
When it’s allowed to stay, plaque forms tartar that ultimately results in gingivitis and leads to periodontitis. Plaque begins forming on the teeth in as little as 20 minutes after you’ve taken your last bite of a meal. Using proper brushing techniques and caring for your teeth reduces your risk of painful cavities and the need for dental procedures.
Brushing removes the plaque and only takes a couple of minutes each day. The American Dental Association (ADA)4 warns against these common mistakes:
Brushing hard — Using too much pressure on your teeth doesn’t clean off more plaque, but instead may damage your enamel.
Not brushing long enough — The average person spends 45 seconds brushing their teeth, but to do a good job you should brush for two minutes. This may feel like a long time when you’re in a rush, but for healthy teeth and gums, slow down to achieve the best results.
Using a hard bristle brush — Look for a brush with soft bristles to avoid damage to your teeth and gums that may cause sensitivity to hot and cold food and drinks.
Using your toothbrush too long — If you’re keeping your toothbrush longer than three or four months, then you’re keeping it too long. Put a reminder on your calendar and watch for worn down bristles that tell you it’s time to replace it.
Brushing immediately after a meal — While you might be tempted to brush right after you eat, it’s wise to wait 30 minutes.
Storing your toothbrush improperly — Your toothbrush should be stored upright and open to air so it can dry completely. When a toothbrush is kept in a closed container it offers the opportunity for bacterial growth.
Focus on your brushing technique to get the most positive effect. The ADA recommends holding your brush at a 45-degree angle to the tooth and gum line. Move it in short strokes, using a gentle back and forth motion across one tooth at a time. To clean the backside of your upper teeth, hold the brush vertically and gently move it up and down.
Choose the Right Instruments
You have several options to help keep your teeth and gums clean. Many dentists recommend that their patients use electric toothbrushes for several reasons, including that many will brush longer with an electric toothbrush, which is small enough to get into hard-to-reach areas.
Researchers from the Cochrane Oral Health Group5 performed a review of the literature published in the years 1964 through 2011, including 56 studies with 5,068 participants. Most studies included adults who were offered the use of a power brush or manual toothbrush.
In more than half the studies, scientists found that the power brushes used a rotational action in which the brush rotated in one direction and then reversed. Their data supported the use of a power brush over a manual toothbrush as there was an 11% reduction in plaque in those using it over one to three months. After three months plaque reduced by 21%.
The participants also enjoyed a reduction in gingivitis, with a 6% reduction over one to three months and an 11% reduction at the end of three months. Any reported side effects were temporary and localized.
After a choice of brushing, you may also consider the addition of a water flosser, a device used to spray a powerful jet of water into your mouth. While many choose a water flosser over floss, your best option may be to learn how to use both.
Researchers enrolled 70 adults in a study designed to compare the effectiveness of using a water flosser to that of using floss in combination with a manual brush.6 Both groups were trained and watched while using the water flosser with a manual toothbrush, or floss and a manual brush. Those using the water flosser showed a 74.4% reduction in plaque throughout the mouth compared to 57.5% reduction in those who used floss.
They concluded that using “The Waterpik Water Flosser and manual toothbrush is significantly more effective than a manual brush and string floss in removing plaque from tooth surfaces.” However, while traveling it may not be practical to bring an electric water flosser, so being adept at using string floss is important.
Steer Clear of Fluoride Toothpaste
Fluoride has been added to water supplies in most cities and to many store-bought toothpaste brands. Your dentist may offer a fluoride treatment as an option to help stop cavities and tooth decay. However, scientific evidence demonstrates this is likely not effective and may be dangerous.
Data from 2017 indicate that unfortunately, cavity rates in children have continued to rise even though more than half are getting so much fluoride that their teeth are permanently discolored from the exposure.7
Swallowing fluoride, including that which comes from fluoridated tap water, is detrimental to health as it is a toxin that accumulates in tissue, changing your enzymes and producing serious neurological and endocrine dysfunction. Children are especially vulnerable.8
If you have young children at home, it’s recommended that you use non-fluoride toothpaste or teach children to use homemade toothpaste made with coconut oil. Since fluoride builds up over time, it’s a good idea to also use a non-fluoride toothpaste or coconut oil to clean your teeth and gums.
Research presented at the 2017 National Oral Health Conference showed that from 2011 to 2012, 57% of U.S. youth had dental fluorosis;9 this is a 37% increase over that reported from 1999 to 2004. Dental fluorosis is a condition in which the enamel becomes progressively discolored and mottled, usually caused by excessive fluoride in the water.
Analysis of the same data by the Fluoride Action Network (FAN) showed that 58.3% of adolescents had fluorosis: 21.2% were moderately affected and 2% had a severe form of the condition.10
Researchers have linked fluorosis in children with cognitive impairment; those with higher levels of fluorosis have more cavities. Results from some studies11 show that lower IQ scores may result from fluoride exposure and may co-occur with fluorosis.
Periodontal Disease May Increase Your Risk of Heart Disease
Research from the CDC shows that nearly half of all American adults ages 30 and older have periodontal disease.12 They estimate 47.2% have mild, moderate or severe forms of the disease. In those who are 65 or older, the rate increases to 70.1%.
The authors of several studies have produced data that links periodontal disease with heart disease. The studies have not demonstrated a cause-and-effect relationship but an association between gum disease and an increased risk of heart disease that may be related to an increase in inflammation.13
Those who have heart valve disease may be at higher risk when they also have periodontal disease because bacteria in the mouth can make its way through the body and infect the heart valves.14
Oil Pulling Is a Simple Strategy for a Healthy Mouth
One simple strategy for improving your oral health is incorporating oil pulling into your daily routine. The history of pulling dates back nearly 3,000 years, used in traditional Indian folk medicine to strengthen teeth and gums and prevent tooth decay, bad breath and bleeding gums.15
I have used pulling consistently since 2011 and find it is an effective method for mechanical cleaning among the small crevices where the bristles of the brush cannot reach. Cold-pressed virgin coconut oil is my choice for a couple of reasons. Researchers have demonstrated that pulling oil improves the saponification, or breakdown of bacterial membranes.16
Coconut oil is a medium chain fatty acid found to inhibit Streptococcus mutans, the primary bacteria responsible for cavities.17 It also offers a level of protection against yeast infections in the mouth, which occur more commonly if the immune system is compromised.
The process is easy to start. Coconut oil is solid below 76 degrees Fahrenheit (24.4 degrees Celsius) but quickly liquifies once it’s in your mouth. Take between a teaspoon and tablespoon to start. Swish it around using your tongue and cheeks to pull it through your teeth. Try to relax your jaw muscles to avoid fatigue.
You do not want to gargle or swallow the oil that you’ve been pulling as it breaks down bacteria. Instead, if you feel the urge to swallow, spit it out in the garbage and begin again.
After about 20 minutes it begins to get thick and milky white. Spit this into the garbage can so it does not cause a blockage in the plumbing. This strategy increases the pH in your mouth, which can potentially reduce bacterial growth.
Avocados are one of the healthiest foods you can eat. Rich in monounsaturated fat, fiber, magnesium, potassium, B vitamins, vitamin K, vitamin E and carotenoids, they not only reduce hunger and fight obesity but also contain avocatin B, a molecule with cancer-fighting properties. Studies have found avocatin B fights acute myeloid leukemia by targeting leukemia stem cells.1
But a 2018 documentary, “Avocado — A Positive Superfood Trend?,”2 from the German public broadcast company DW, reveals a side to avocados that is underreported: environmental destruction. The super fruit that has become so popular in the last decades is a water hog.
Each avocado requires 70 liters (18.49 gallons) of water to produce compared to an average of 22 liters (5.8 gallons) to grow an orange and only 5 (1.32 gallons) to grow a tomato.3
In drought-prone areas like Chile’s Petorca province in the Valparai?so region, a three-hour drive north of the capital Santiago, such water requirements from large-scale avocado operations have caused environmental destruction and impoverished local farmers.
While many countries in the world have a love affair with the avocado, “Avocado — A Positive Superfood Trend?”4 shows an unethical and environmentally destructive side to the crop that may make you think long and hard about where your avocados come from.
Scarce Water From Chile Shipped to Europe as Avocados
Chile’s Petorca province in the Valparai?so region has always been a dry area. In fact, in the summer drought is so severe that a state of emergency is often declared.5 Still, until the mass growing of hundreds of hectares of avocados by rich exporters, poor farmers could still make a living raising their crops and keeping livestock. (One hectare is 2.47 acres.)
Only since huge avocado plantations invaded the Chilean region have the streams that poor farmers and rural people relied on for water dried up, forcing them to rely on trucked in water to survive, says the film.
How have rich avocado exporters diverted and sometimes unabashedly stolen the water from the poor people? They have done it in two ways, the film explains. First, Carlos Estevez, director of the Chilean Water Authority, admits that state-issued water licenses are essentially auctioned and “can be resold to whoever is offering the most money.”
He adds that they are lifelong rights. Secondly, in addition to the state authorized auctioning of water rights, avocado tycoons divert water from illegal underground channels. At least 65 such underground channels were found by the Water Authority’s own report to siphon water from rivers to avocado plantations.6 But, when water thieves are caught, the penalties they receive are trifling, says the film.
To demonstrate the illegal practice, Rodrigo Mundaca, a water conservation activist who appears in the film, surreptitiously enters an area where one such illegal underground channel is located. A pipe can be seen directly flowing toward the avocado growers’ lands. Mundaca throws a rock into the well it pulls from and it splashed as it hits the stolen water.
A Mayor and Activists Resist the Water Theft
Gustavo Valdenegro Rubillo, the mayor of Petorca, says the avocado industry settling in the area initially looked fortuitous but not for long:7
“When the big avocado firms appeared, starting around 2006, the ‘green gold’ they cultivated initially was seen as a potential boom for Petorca, the three-time mayor said. ‘It was going to be the panacea. We were going to have a better life and better jobs,’ he said …
But residents in the region’s hard-scrabble towns said it is mainly the avocado producers who have grown richer, and that many of the jobs they have created are short-term employment, not the steady work locals had hoped for.”
The mayor supports local water conservation activists but says his hands are tied when it comes to mediating with the massive avocado growers. In a meeting, he tells local Petorca citizens that he approached them and asked if they would be willing to share water in times of drought. They unequivocally said no; profits were their only interest.
Meanwhile, water conservation activists receive threats and, says Mundaca, they are called “ecoterrorists” and “revolutionaries.” Veronica Vilches, president of the nonprofit San Jose Water Cooperative, which provides water to 1,000 people from a well close to the avocado growers, says her group has experienced government reprisals.
“It’s because we resisted when they tried to force us to give our water to a private company,” she says, adding, “Our water is for the people, the community.”
Blight Exists Next to Booming Agriculture
The images of barren, drought-blighted land coexisting next to lush avocado farms in “Avocado — A Positive Superfood Trend?” is striking: An area where one stream once flowed is now desiccated land with a garbage dump.
In 2019, the agriculture ministry reported that 106,000 animals have died from lack of water and food and about 37,000 farmers are at risk from the drought.8 While the avocado farms bloom, surrounding areas are desolate, reports KCET:9
“As residents’ demands have not been met, many have been forced to rely on water brought to them in cistern trucks twice a week. Each individual has the right to 13 gallons per day, and according to Mundaca more than 60% of the population of Petorca relies on such deliveries – which are often dirty or heavily chlorinated.
Carolina Vilches, who manages the water resources division of Petorca’s municipal government, believes the answer lies in addressing the root of the issue rather than allaying it further with short-term measures: ‘It is important to monitor water levels, democratize resource management and prioritize its uses.'”
Before the mega avocado farms, Zoila Quiroz, a farmer in the film, had 300 avocado trees, apple and apricot trees and enough water to raise cows and goats for milk and cheese. Now, her land is barren. With water trucked in twice a week, showering is a luxury in the summer and laundry can only be done once a month, she says.
Vilches agrees about the hardships. “People get sick because of the drought — we find ourselves having to choose between cooking and washing, going to the bathroom in holes in the ground or in plastic bags, while big agri-businesses earn more and more.”
In addition to the water abrogation, there are two other negative environmental effects of the avocado boom. Avocados are shipped in special air-conditioned containers, which take a further environmental toll. And, since consumers want ready-to-eat avocados, they are ripened in “huge temperature controlled warehouses that simulate the humidity and heat of their natural environment.”
Images of row upon row of warehoused, ripening avocados show one of the pitfalls of the Chilean avocado industry — along with the fact that there’s nothing natural about growing hundreds of hectares of only one crop, a practice called monoculture.
Gourmet Heaven for the Instagram Generation
Avocados have gone from a very popular food that is also good for you to almost a cult. Sales have soared in Europe, the U.S. and China.10 Here is how Vice’s Munchies describe the near obsession, especially among the young:11
“Is it possible to remember a time before full avocado saturation? From the piles of guac that crown our nachos to the toasts that crowd our Instagram feeds, the beguiling green fruit has become as ubiquitous on our grocery lists as eggs and milk.
Hell, people are even using avocados to hide engagement rings and propose to their partners — people we don’t know and wouldn’t willingly fraternize with, just to clarify.”
There are now avocado-themed restaurants where all dishes include the popular fruit. One of the first, run by Dutch marketing experts, is found in Amsterdam, according to the film. “We didn’t want to open another burger place or another pizza place,” says Ron Simpson, owner of the new restaurant chain The Avocado Show.
“We are ready to develop the entire franchise formula” and many more restaurants are in the pipeline, he says. But one news outlet, the Independent, cautions against blaming a particular, in vogue, food or young people’s eating habits for the environmental destruction seen with avocados:12
“The tone is reminiscent of a 2013 debate about quinoa, when reports surfaced that demand for quinoa was driving up prices in its native Andean region, raising concerns about whether poor Peruvians and Bolivians could afford to eat it.
‘Can vegans stomach the unpalatable truth about quinoa?’ demanded one indignant op-ed … but the criticisms don’t always stand up to scrutiny. Studies later found the suggestion that rising quinoa prices were starving poor farmers was wrong.”
Clearly, most of the fault lies with unethical agricultural practices.
Avocado Growers and Marketers Defend Their Business
When asked by filmmakers if his Petorca operations are causing water shortages among the poor, Matias Schmidt, one of Chile’s biggest avocado exporters, says he doesn’t know “to what extent” there really exists a water shortage. He also admits he has to drill down 120 meters (393.7 feet) into the ground to get water for his avocados.
Francisco Contardo-Sfeir, an avocado marketing manager, takes the denials a step further. The producers always strive to make sure there is plenty of water “left over,” he says.
“For one, they save money if they use the least possible water per plantation and per tree.” The myth that ethical practices are in food producers’ interests so they will self-police is used with many egregious industries including animal-abusing concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs).
The film ends at a produce trade show in Germany. Ethical avocado buyers and traders like Jan Willem Verloop of Nature’s Pride tell filmmakers that they avoid the fruits when they are sourced from Petorca because of the water issues.
But Chilean exporter Diego Torres from ProChile Germany, after claiming that all exports are sustainable and ethical, fumbles when asked by filmmakers about the sustainability of exporting avocados from Petorca. “I don’t know about that,” he says dismissively.
Avocado Problems in Another Country
Chile is not the only country where the growing of avocados has produced social upheaval and suffering. Episode 1, “The Avocado War,” in season 2 of the Netflix series Rotten,13 shows how the success of avocado plantations in Mexico — the world’s top grower — led to its infiltration by organized crime. Here is some history from a Canadian journalist:14
“For a long time, high tariffs kept Mexican avocados out of the United States. But with the passage of the free trade agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico in the early 1990s, avocados by the ton began pouring into American marketplace …
… When a local drug cartel tried to muscle in on the trade, the Mexican government intervened, but ineffectively. Criminals forced farmers to establish protective self-defence forces, but the struggle continues and Michoacan is still considered a dangerous area. As a result, the U.S. State Department advises travelers to avoid it.”
In the state of Michoacan, where 80% of Mexico’s avocados are produced, as many as four truckloads of avocados are stolen every day because cartels consider the fruit as lucrative as drugs, and invade into the trade.15 “The Avocado War” shows how avocado farmers have been forced to establish their own protective “police” forces to defend themselves against the cartels and reveals the efforts have not always been successful.
Locals often cannot tell who the “good” or “bad” guys are, as the difference between police and criminals blurs.16 It is sad to think such a healthful and delicious food can bring such suffering and environmental destruction. On a personal note, it’s important to keep your habits in line with what these informative documentaries are trying to tell you.
Further, when purchasing avocados, seek sources that are producing the fruit responsibly, and encourage your friends, family and local restaurants to do the same. You can even learn how to grow avocados in your own backyard.
We briefly discussed the Ancient Religion of Mandamus aka “Magic”.
This Celtic Religion defined things in terms of opposites and balancing of opposites around a Zero Point — the point of creation balancing the Great Dipole, which is endlessly repeated and which resonates throughout all creation, including within each one of us.
DNA is not just a pattern of amino acids. It is an antenna— a multi-channel trilateral transceiver.
The messages picked up by this antenna lock and unlock a vast number of epigenetic codes and variations operating at different frequencies and different scales (like musical scales) within your biological and electronic organism.
You may think of this — in analogy — as involving different kinds of media.
Imagine a machine that can play any kind of media you are familiar with — CDs and DVDs, Floppy Disks, Cassette Tapes, TV film, MP3s, Live TV, Radio, 8 Track, USB, you name it, this machine can play it. Now imagine that you can
tune this machine into any form of media or source signal you like.
Your DNA receives signals in the same way as this machine, and sends signals out through the entire network of “Ordered Energy Entities” in the Universe, not just to your organism, that is, your space suit and its electromagnetic field, but to all the rest of the Created Universe as well.
Make no mistake. Everything that you see and sense and come to know is created. Rocks are created. Elements are created. It’s all math, physics, chemistry, electronics, sound dynamics, magnetism—-and vast amounts of energy, and it all derives from interactions among simple “dipolar systems”.
Sound (1) or Silence (0) or Neutral (+/-)
Positive (1) or Negative (0) or Neutral (+/-)
Pixel (1) or Anti-Pixel (0) or Neutral (+/-)
You get the idea. Just as binary computer systems speaks a Binary Language of zeroes and ones, a trinary computer system speaks a Trinary Language of zeroes, ones, and neutrals.
So, in such a system, there are three states of being — symbolized by the Maid, Mother, and Crone (one side of the Dipole) and the Boy, Man, and Sage (the other side of the Dipole) and now you come to the “direction” of the energy — toward the light or toward the darkness— or as the Celts put it, the “Right-hand Path” or the “Left-hand Path”.
Now depending on how you are talking about this, it can sound like sorcery or it can sound like advanced physics, but not advanced physics as we have been taught in school.
Notice a couple of things — (1) this system is set up to maintain an eternal balance, a complete Zero Point overall, and (2) all movement in this system is an illusion.
What creates the illusion of constant movement in the presence of eternal stillness is a doughnut-shaped “torroidal” electromagnetic field twisted into the form of a Mobius strip. It’s a closed loop with all force vectors zeroed out at the center, but kept in constant flow by magnetic constants.
Those who are familiar with math will now be slapping themselves: a 3D infinity symbol. Those familiar with physics will also be leaping ahead, but what we want to notice next is what the Ancient Peoples of the Earth noticed.
The Zero Point is “a time without a time and a place without a place”, because otherwise, time is location. The Zero Point is a portal outside of time and place.
The other notable take home message is that while in transition from one extreme to the other, light and darkness “pollute” each other to a greater or lesser extent, as they translate one into the other, until they come to a tipping point when they are completely balanced.
It is that position of neutrality which is the ultimate position of power.
In terms of the Celtic Wheel, the Queens of High Summer are ironically the Queens of Death and Cold. Why? Because they turn the corner heading into darkness. Just as ironically, the Queens of Mid-Winter are the Queens of Life and Warmth. It’s exactly the opposite of what you might suppose.
In the same way, you might think that the position of power within the sequence of Maid, Mother, and Crone would be either the “Maid” in full potential, or the “Crone” unleashing potential —- but again, it’s the Mother who holds the secret to both the “Maid” and the “Crone” and it is the neutral, middle position that guards all the rest, by being able to wield both hot and cold.
So in the realm of Celtic Religion you begin new enterprises under the New Moon (the Maid) and you finish them under the Full Moon (the Crone) and in between the cycle that mirrors the Great Dipole, is either “waxing” or “waning” as the light grows in the darkness, or the darkness grows in the light — and that whole process on both sides of the cycle is ruled by the Great Mother, who gives birth and substance to both the light and dark.
All of this mirrors the physics and math underlying our existence, the same way a fable or a parable reveals an eternal truth. So however you come to the truth, through the math or through the parables of an extremely ancient religion, you still arrive at the truth.
All this has been preserved for us, generation to generation, season to season, by the Ancient Religion of the Celts, and most notably, as it is still practiced in Western Ireland, Scotland, and the Outer Islands. Who knew? The Secrets of the Universe were hidden in plain view, discussed over tea, and shared by schoolchildren at recess.
It doesn’t take rocket science to figure out what is going on in the world, you simply have to step back far enough to observe what is going on. Don’t get lost in the detail. Figure out who is who. Then you know what is what.
Why is China suffering the outbreak of a dangerous 1918 Influenza-type viral epidemic? It’s their payback for signing a new trade deal with Trump— a love letter from Bill Gates and the other Ubermensch who incubated the virus at Texas A and M and patented it for profit.
The proof is right there in their patent application, including the “revolving” genetic key that makes the virus mutate at a rapid rate. A virus, you must understand, is just a small bit of self-replicating DNA that inserts itself into our own cell system DNA and hijacks the machinery to produce nasty side effects.
They thought they could make the virus mutate fast enough to cover their tracks— that is, by the time we recovered “the bullet”, the ballistics would have changed so as to look like it came from a different source.
Surprise, surprise, surprise, as Gomer Pyle would say.
When this sort of thing — biological warfare — is carried out by “private” corporations as a mercenary operation in retaliation for trade deals, it’s time to shut those corporations down.
It’s time to put an end to the Bill Gates hegemony at Microsoft. And put Gates in a nice mental hospital.
Come to that, anyone who believes in “human caused climate change” based on increased carbon dioxide emissions (that “impact” is on 1/300th of one percent of the atmosphere) is mentally unbalanced.
Bill Gates qualifies as a mental incompetent for buying into that rubbish, but more pointedly, by pulling this caper, he qualifies as an emotional and moral incompetent, too.
The corporations of the world are allowed to exist “for any lawful purpose” — not “any legal purpose”.
This means that when they cross the line and start killing innocent people and causing vast property damage here, or in any other country on Earth, they forfeit their right to exist.
And, as I pointed out the Pope Francis, hiding the old evil behind new names is no longer an option. These imaginary THINGS called “corporations” that cause misery on Earth need to be dismantled, and the men behind them and responsible for them, need to be punished.
This is as pure and simple and self-evident as rain falling.
We cannot allow criminals to rampage around — whether in the guise of corporations, or in the guise of armed gangs.
The men directing the criminal actions of these corporations can’t be held harmless and allowed to turn around and spin off new corporations to continue their activities, either.
They need to permanently lose their ability to participate in corporate affairs of any kind, and their personal fortunes need to be docked for the damage they cause.
If they can’t think things through for themselves, the rest of us will have to do their thinking for them.
These few articles “popped out” at me recently. Particularly of interest to me are the first two, regarding Mauna Kea. Looks like the protectors are doing their job well. I have felt, for several years now, after all of the protection activities and our energy work with Mauna Kea, and the planet, that the telescope project will leave the Big Island.
“Thousands of US astronomers have come to Hawaii and then departed with little optimism that the state will welcome a billion-dollar international telescope project promising profound research advances and a new landmark in US scientific leadership… Hawaii has set a goal of starting TMT construction by September 2021. But TMT leaders have warned that they will need to make a decision far sooner than that – either beginning work at Mauna Kea, moving to the Canaries or abandoning the project altogether.”
“India, a partner in the construction of one of the largest telescopes in the world, has said it wants the project to be moved out of the proposed site at Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano in Hawaii… “India’s position has been clear. We would like the project to move to an alternate site if all the procedures and permits there are in place,” Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, told The Hindu.”
“Over the last six months, The War Zone has been deeply reporting on a set of bizarre patents assigned to the U.S. Navy. The patents, which are all the product of a single inventor, truly sound like the stuff of science fiction and include high-temperature superconductors, gravitational wave generators, compact fusion reactors, and high-energy electromagnetic field generators. Most radical of all is the “hybrid aerospace-underwater craft” claimed to be able to “engineer the fabric of our reality at the most fundamental level” by seemingly bending the laws of physics as we know them. Together, these patents seem to be the building blocks of a vehicle with truly out-of-this-world, UFO-like performance. As part of our reporting, we have been working to better understand the mind behind this mysterious intellectual property. Now, the elusive Dr. Salvatore Cezar Pais has spoken to The War Zone.”
“Forced vaccinations now can be legally stopped-no quality control for 32 years… Vaccine injury lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr.,& Del Bigtree, producer of the suppressed anti-vaccine documentary, Vaxxed and the Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN) are credited with this victory. They demanded the relevant government documents proving that all federally approved vaccines had been tested for quality over the past 32 years — and there were none.
“A recent US court case revealed there has been no quality control over vaccines manufactured by big-pharma for at least 32 years. Autism rates are expected to drop dramatically now that parents can stop the poison being injected into their kids
“This means that the US Department of Health and Human Services and all vaccine makers have been lying to the American people for over 30 years about the effectiveness and safety of vaccines;… This means that vaccine makers have been fraudulently exempt from what all other pharmaceutical drug makers have been forced to do concerning biannual recertification for quality and effectiveness — meaning that that their vaccines have never been tested for quality and have had no proven safety or effectiveness for over 30 years…”
“Several of Bernie Sanders’ Iowa state directors locked their Twitter accounts after the conservative activist organization Project Veritas leaked a video of a Sanders campaign field organizer named Kyle Jurek making threats of political violence.
“O’Keefe has insisted this won’t be the end of the Sanders campaign’s headaches. He promised that more tapes are “coming soon.””
“It’s no secret the Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota is not your average American. But new reports indicate that she might not really be American at all. Or at least may not be for long. In fact, if the evidence turning up in current investigations against her proves accurate, she could find herself being stripped of her citizenship and deported.”
(Spiro Skouras) Many would agree that climate change is perhaps the biggest and most critically important issue that we face globally as a society. And I personally would agree with that 100%. But it all depends on which side of the fence you land on. And of course just like any argument, or debate, there are at least two sides to every story.
California is pushing abortion on younger and younger students at taxpayers’ expense.
Though California already has far more abortion facilities than any other state in the country and very few limits on abortion, abortion activists apparently want more. First, they passed a law mandating that every public college campus provide abortions.
Now, they are opening 50 abortion referral clinics in the second-largest school district in the country, the Los Angeles Unified School District.
The Washington Post reports Planned Parenthood, a billion-dollar abortion group, announced its new partnership with the Los Angeles schools Wednesday.
Within the next three years, Planned Parenthood plans to open 50 clinics in Los Angeles County high schools. Without a parent’s knowledge or consent, students will be allowed to go to these clinics during school hours for birth control, STI testing/treatment and so-called “pregnancy counseling,” according to the report.
Though the in-school clinics will not provide abortions, they will promote them and refer students to one of Planned Parenthood’s many abortion facilities – again, without parents’ knowledge or consent.
Through the program, Planned Parenthood also hopes to train students to be “peer advocates” for its pro-risky sex and pro-abortion agenda.
In Los Angeles, Sister Paula Vandegaer, head of Volunteers for Life, told the newspaper that Planned Parenthood “pushes sexuality beyond where they should without reference to families.”
“I am against them being in the schools,” Vandegaer said. “They all have school nurses, and there’s no need for Planned Parenthood to co-opt the normal program for health in the school.”
Nonetheless, Los Angeles County has allocated $10 million in taxpayer dollars and Planned Parenthood has budgeted an additional $6 million (also quite possibly taxpayer dollars) to start the program, the report states.
Already, a few of the in-school clinics are up and running.
Here’s more from the report:
Five of the Planned Parenthood centers opened a few weeks into the school year. The rest are to be added before June. Officials involved in the project said the selected schools – in the Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation’s second-largest – were targeted because they are largely low-income and have no similar medical providers in the vicinity. Two public health officials, trained by Planned Parenthood, will be stationed full-time at each school to provide education and counseling, and a Planned Parenthood nurse practitioner or other medical provider will come once a week.
Barbara Ferrer, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and a former high school principal, said the program grew out of conversations about strategies for combating the area’s alarming rise in sexually transmitted diseases, such as gonorrhea and chlamydia, among young people ages 15 to 24.
She said the clinics will be called “Wellbeing Centers” because they will do more than provide simple medical services: “We want to support their general well-being, the ups and downs of being a teen.”
Such initiatives do not promote the “wellbeing” of unborn babies or the students who choose life for them. Planned Parenthood does not provide services like prenatal care to mothers who want to parent their babies. It pushes money-making abortions.