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Monthly Archives: October 2015

“War Is A Racket” – US Marine Major General Smedley Butler


“War is a racket. It always has been.” So wrote US Marine Major General Smedley Butler in 1935. “It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious,” he continued. “It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives. Read more of this post

Carcinogenic Glyphosate in Tampons and Sterile Gauze


Monsanto’s has been increasingly plagued with bad news. Now comes a real shocker – GMO cotton which is used in such products as female tampons and supposedly sterile gauze contains alarming levels of the pesticide glyphosate, which the World Health Organization has declared as “probably carcinogenic.” Read more of this post

Why Working Before 10 a.m. Is Equivalent To Torture – The Science


It turns out that working before 10 a.m. is biologically unnatural. According to researcher Dr. Paul Kelley, of the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute at the University of Oxford, forcing staff to work before 10 a.m. is equivalent to torture. It is also making employees ill, exhausted, and stressed. Read more of this post

Say No To GMO Bananas in Hawaii & Biopiracy News


The Hawaii state Department of Agriculture is trying to green light GMO banana trials in the islands. An item on the 10/27 DOA board meeting agenda reads: Request to allow the importation of Genetically Modified Tissue-Cultured Banana Plants, by permit, for greenhouse and field research on resistance to banana bunchy top virus, by the University of Hawaii at Manoa; and establish permit conditions for greenhouse and field research. Read more of this post

Cheese Addiction Like a Drug


Who knew that cheese was so addictive? A new study from the University of Michigan suggests cheese crack is a real thing. Cheese is especially addictive because of called casein, a protein found in all milk products. During digestion, casein releases casomorphins opiates.  A number of studies have revealed that casomorphins lock with opioid receptors, which are linked with the control of pain, reward and addiction in the brain. Read more of this post

Gratitude and a Healthy Heart


Recognizing and giving thanks for the positive aspects of life can result in improved mental, and ultimately physical, health in patients with asymptomatic heart failure, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. “We found that more gratitude in these patients was associated with better mood, better sleep, less fatigue and lower levels of inflammatory biomarkers related to cardiac health,” said lead author Paul J. Mills, PhD, professor of family medicine and public health at the University of California, San Diego. The study was published in the journal Spirituality in Clinical Practice. Read more of this post

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity – A Summary by Dr Erica Mallery-Blythe


We are currently witnessing the largest change to the Earth’s electromagnetic environment that has ever taken place in human history. This change has taken place in the very short period of a handful of decades and continues to escalate at an exponential rate. Read more of this post

California Rules Glyphosate (in Roundup) Can Cause Cancer


California’s Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) has issued plans to list glyphosate—the toxic active ingredient in the Roundup herbicide—as known to cause cancer. Under California’s Proposition 65 the state is required to publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. California is the first US state to make this assessment. Read more of this post

How The Media Spun The First Democratic Debate


Various headlines demonstrate media bias

New York Times –  A Night Goes Clinton’s Way, After Months of Problems
Washington Post – Self-assured showing by Clinton proves she’s still the candidate to beat
Financial Times – Clinton shines in Democratic debate Read more of this post

GMO Bt Cotton in India Under Attack


Two Indian states are suffering the first major pest infestation since the country adopted genetically modified cotton in 2002, raising concerns over the vulnerability of the lab-grown seeds that yield nearly all of the cotton in the world’s top producer. Damage from the whitefly attack on the Bt cotton variety in the states of Punjab and Haryana is likely to be extensive and has even been blamed for farmer suicides, according to local officials and experts.

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