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Ima Keithel, or Mother’s Market, is an all-women market in Manipur where thousands of women have been selling their goods for centuries.
on April 7th, 2016
Literally translating to ‘Mother’s Market’, Ima Keithel is Asia’s largest all-women market, where all the stalls are run exclusively by women. Located in the heart of Imphal, in the Indian state of Manipur, the 500-year-old vibrant bazaar has 4,000-odd local women trading with thousands of customers each day. The market also serves as a meeting ground for discussions on important social and political issues of the state.
The market’s origin dates back centuries, to a time when Manipur was ruled by kings. During this time, a tradition called ‘Lallup’ was followed, requiring male members of the local Meitei community to serve the king whenever summoned. So the women of the household would take the responsibility of farming and commerce. This instilled an entrepreneurial spirit in them, which has been passed all the way down to the present generation of female traders. Interestingly, to this day, only married women are permitted to trade at the market.
Over the years, the market has come under frequent attack by various invading forces who tried to control local trade and commerce and undermine the independence of the Manipuri women. But these strong women managed to survive exploitative policies during the British rule, by launching ‘Nupi Lal’ (Women’s Wars) in 1904 and 1939. Even after India achieved independence in 1947, the female workforce of Ima Keithel was constantly under threat of displacement, but they managed to hold the fort in the face of adversity. The only time the market was completely shut down was during World War II, when Imphal became a bloody battleground for the British and Japanese forces.
Even as recent as 2003, the local government planned to take down the market and replace it with a modern supermarket, but the association of women traders protested the decision and eventually had their way. Today, Ima Keithel is housed in four new buildings that were recently constructed by the government. The place is a melting pot of diversity – with traders hailing from various ethnic groups and religions, and tourists from various parts of the world.
At Ima Keithel, women traders sell a variety of goods. One building is dedicated exclusively to the sale of fruits and vegetables, while another houses handicraft and jewelry stores. The women sell cosmetics, apparel – including traditional Manipuri outfits, articles of religious importance, and even local sweets. Most of the stores have been passed from mother to daughter, down several generations.
“I have been sitting at this same place where women from four previous generations in my family have sold their goods,” Anoubi Devi, an 81-year-old trader, told Indian journalist Nilesh Wadhwa. “For most women here, it is like a family business.”
Studies show that most of the traders at the market earn anywhere between INR 73,000 to INR 200,000 ($1,000 to $3,000) a year. “Even though the women sell so much, they don’t earn much as most of their earnings go for payment for the goods they sell, the raw materials and logistics,” explained Dr. Yumkhaibam Shyam Singh, Associate Professor of History at Imphal College. “The cost of transportation is high, as a result these women hardly get a good margin.” And according to independent researcher Dr. Shristi Pukhrem, the market is still under threat from “large-scale penetration of cheap products and new technologies from elsewhere in India and other countries.”
“Retail chains trading imported goods at competitive prices are adversely impacting local production and indigenous markets,” she wrote for Nezine, an online magazine that focuses on Northeast Indian states. “Besides, women traders are facing the challenge of reducing dependence on exploitative local moneylenders.” But she has great hope for the future of Ima Keithel as a “symbol of Manipuri women’s empowerment.”
“The Ima Keithel gives shelter to the women in pursuit of livelihood in a state that has been hit hard by decades of violent conflict, poor governance, and lack of development,” she writes. “The vanguards of women entrepreneurship at Ima Keithel are not merely petty vendors. They are at the core of Manipur’s economy, culture and politics. Our women have been able to sustain, rather strengthen, the age-old tradition and maintain the indigenous way of life.”
“It is the strong spirit of Manipuri women that holds them together to make the state more progressive.”
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If you have a few minutes to spare, check out this analysis of a potential attack scenario against the United States and Canada.
April 5th, 2016
We’re going to take a look at a potential attack scenario against the United States. We’re going to analyze it strictly from a military-economic perspective and weigh possible courses of action by a foreign power or powers in an attack.
Firstly, it is my belief that there will be foreign powers involved, yet one will initiate the entire thing: North Korea. Let’s start up the scenario.
1. North Korea launches an EMP attack, via ICBM or satellite.
This will be the “kickoff,” and enable the game to begin. As of right now, the Chinese and Russians are already positioning themselves. The Chinese are moving naval assets into the South China Sea and also into the Pacific. The Russians are prepping their naval assets in the Med, the Atlantic, the Pacific, and in the Arctic region.
The EMP attack will effectively shut down the entire U.S. economy and infrastructure. Many non-hardened elements of the United States armed forces will suffer loss, and the response time for a conventional incursion will be drastically reduced.
2. Command and Control Areas of the Government, the Military, and the Economy will be nuked.
The most probable cities that will be taken out will be as follows:
(East Coast) – Washington, D.C., New York, NY, Baltimore, MD, Norfolk, VA, Philadelphia, PA, Dover, DE, and Sarasota, FL. This will effectively cripple 90% of all command and control by government and the economic hubs of the country. The latter city is home to Special Operations Command, SouthCom. Additional targets will be Ft. Meade, MD (home to the NSA), Ft. Bragg, NC (home to the 82nd Airborne Division, and Special Operations Command), Camp Lejeune, NC and Virginia Beach (home to Seal Team 2).
(West Coast) – Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, San Francisco, CA, San Diego, CA. Strikes will also be conducted on Ft. Lewis, WA because of the Ranger and Special Forces unit & group there. The weapons will be airburst of fairly low-yield in the attempt to not irradiate with the prevailing westerly winds.
(Interior) – Denver, CO, and Ft. Carson, CO [the latter emphasized for Cheyenne Mountain, recently reactivated, as well as 10th Special Forces Group (Abn) and 4th Infantry Division].
This may seem to be “light,” in terms of targets, and there is a reason for this: they want to take the land and resources, not irradiate them into uselessness.
3. The invasion begins with Special Forces, followed by airborne units and then conventional forces.
The Special Forces units of the invading nations will have already been inserted weeks earlier by drops, by sea, or allowed to reach their destinations in a clandestine fashion disguised as civilians and traveling from different locations, separately. Those special units that will be utilized on the initial invasion (for strike missions against targets of varying degrees of importance, such as generators and hydroelectric plants) will be held at the line of departure on a leash until the attack begins.
When the EMP renders a “lights out scenario” it will probably occur at night, and immediately afterward will come drops of airborne troops and Special Forces assets. These will be shock troops to secure areas assigned until the main bodies come ashore.
4. Areas of Responsibility:
The Chinese will take the entire West Coast, the Russians will take Alaska and drive southward, securing the coastline for their naval assets and taking control of the pipeline (which neither side will bomb or irradiate). The Russians will either halt at the southeastern corner of Alaska, or they will drive downward through Canada until they can perch themselves just across the border on the state lines of Washington, Idaho, and Montana. The Russians will also mount an invasion on the East Coast, bypassing “hot spots” of irradiated cities previously mentioned in the initial nuclear strikes.
Later the two nations will coordinate for their drives into the interior. Meanwhile the armies of Venezuela, Bolivia, Nicaragua, and Cuba will make their way into the unguarded underbelly of the United States into Texas and the Border States via Mexico. Their objective will be to seize the cities of the Gulf of Mexico. Airborne and Special Forces units of their respective countries, along with the Chinese and Russians, will aid them: all of these will be inserted into the interior.
Their targets to seize and occupy will include Indianapolis, IN (the central railway “hub” of the entire U.S.), and New Orleans, LA (the critical port city where the Mississippi river empties into the Gulf of Mexico; critical for shipping and transport).
5. The Russians will amass submarine assets in the Atlantic with secondary nuclear targets if needed.
At this point, it is worth mentioning that all U.S. naval assets abroad, such as carrier groups, will be nuked. The attackers have the advantage of no nuclear reprisals being the policy of the Obama administration when the EMP is initially delivered. There are several reasons for the limited nature of the nuclear strikes.
Firstly, the West Coast would be subdued without damaging the Imperial Valley, the breadbasket of the U.S. that produces almost 1/5 of the fresh, domestic produce in America. In addition, these nations do not want to irradiate the Midwest due to the corn and wheat, as well as the cattle industry and other segments of domestic food production.
With the EMP, there will be a 24 – 48 hour window of almost stultifying confusion that will lead to semi-paralysis. There are many cities (especially the ports) that will be kept intact due to the desire of these nations to take our resources and ship them by rail to the ports and then back to their home countries, minus a percentage to upkeep the foreign troops. This follows Sun Tzu’s principle of resupplying your troops with the enemy’s supplies and provisions.
In the next article, we will cover what areas of the U.S. hold what particular interests for invaders, and outline what the U.S. responses and courses of action will be, from both a military (active duty and national guard) and civilian perspective.
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April 7, 2016
Cancer affects millions of people worldwide. And while the focus thus far has centred largely on ways to heal this disease, an equal or greater emphasis needs to be placed on ways to prevent it.
Our lifestyle choices have a lot to do with our overall well-being, as well as our risk of contracting serious illnesses, and there are a variety of functional foods that can serve to not just keep us healthy, but even kill cancer cells.
There are a plethora of proteins, enzymes, and codings in our immune system that can work to kill cancer cells.
Many may feel like cancer cannot be defeated by the human immune system alone, but that’s simply not true; rather, it is what we choose to put in our bodies that can either prohibit these cells or allow them to thrive.
Toxins through food and chemical pollution can hinder the immune system’s natural function to work properly and keep cancer cells at bay, but if we choose to eat well regularly, we do ourselves a multitude of favors.
Here are 5 foods that you may already have in your home that can suppress the growth of tumor development.
A vibrant spice rich in taste, it is the curcumin in turmeric that works wonders. An extremely powerful antioxidant, it is well-known for its many health benefits, and research has found that curcumin’s anti-inflammatory effects work to inhibit the growth of tumor cells.
Over 700 turmeric studies have found it a suitable tool for warding off chronic, debilitating diseases without causing negative side effects in the process.
Circumin also promotes anti-angiogenesis, which means that it can help prevent the development of the additional blood supply which cancer cells rely on to grow.
2. Green Tea
If you’re a tea drinker, green tea ought to be at the top of your list, as the group of plant flavonoids called catechins it contains have been found to provide some incredible health benefits to the body.
Research has found that green tea’s primary catechin, called epigallocatechin-3-O-gallate (EGCG), can block tumor necrosis factor (TNF) naturally.
“In the presence of EGCg, the cancer cells literally failed to grow or enlarge after division. Then, presumably because they did not reach the minimum size needed to divide, they underwent programmed cell death, or apoptosis.”
This hearty fruit has been found to cut chances of developing coronary heart disease as well as lowering the risk of several types of cancer.
For instance, lycopene, part of the carotenoid family that gives red fruits and vegetables their color, is a free-radical fighting chemical that tomatoes possess in high concentrations.
One study found that high intake of tomatoes and tomato products, particularly tomato sauce, reduced risk of total prostate cancer by 35% and aggressive prostate cancer by 53%.
This popular vegetable, often used as a flavoring in cooking, is high in sulfur, and contains arginine, oligosaccharides, flavonoids, and selenium, all of which have been touted for their many health benefits.
Studies have found a link between an increased intake of garlic and reduced risk of cancers including stomach, colon, esophagus, pancreas, and breast.
In the Iowa Women’s Health Study of 127 foods, tested with 41,387 women, garlic was found to be the only fruit or vegetable to produce an effect.
The researchers concluded that one or more servings of fresh garlic a week was attributed to a 35% less risk of colon cancer, and 50% less distal colon cancer.
Hemp, has been revered for centuries as a useful and valuable ancient plant for making things such as rope, textiles, auto parts, cosmetics, dynamite, supplements, food, and medicine.
Hemp oil is specifically touted for its ability to heal the whole body. In fact, it’s been found to increase levels of melatonin thousands of times higher than normal, which can slow or stop the growth of many forms of cancer cells, and treat cancer as well.
One study concluded that melatonin can inhibit breast cancer cell growth, as well as angiogenesis, cancer cell invasion, and telomerase activity.
How much evidence does the British public need that their government is run by elitist parasites? And this one does unspeakable things with pigs.
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The letter has come to light as the Tory PM faces mounting pressure over his late father Ian Cameron’s offshore trust Blairmore Holdings, details of which were exposed in the Panama Papers leak.
In the 2013 letter to then-European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, Cameron argued that trusts should not be subject to the same transparency rules as companies.
The EU had planned to publish a centralized register of offshore trusts’ main owners as part of a broad crackdown on secretive financial practices.
Cameron’s letter, unearthed by the Financial Times on Thursday, said an important distinction must be drawn between different financial entities.
“It is clearly important we recognize the important differences between companies and trusts … This means that the solution for addressing the potential misuse of companies – such as central public registries – may well not be appropriate generally,” Cameron wrote.
The PM’s alleged links to the tax dodging practices of Blairmore Holdings are particularly damaging given he has strived to appear a champion of fair taxation domestically.
In September 2015 he called for more transparency and urged territories like the Cayman Islands to create a public register of financial interests.
He told the Jamaican parliament at the time he wanted to “break the business model of stealing money and hiding it in places where it can’t be seen – transparency is the answer.”
He claimed he had “taken the lead” in making sure “terrorists, tax-avoiders, money launderers and criminals have nowhere to hide their ill-gotten gains.”
Record heavy spring snowfalls, destructive tornado outbreaks, planes falling out of the sky, catastrophic flooding on every continent, metallic ‘sky sounds’ heard in diverse locations, multiple meteor fireball sightings, mass animal deaths, sinkholes swallowing moving vehicles… These were just some of the signs of the times in March 2016…
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April 7, 2016
Ah, and the penny drops!
Quote from my April 4 article #Panamapapers Leak and MSM as Weapon of Mass Disinformation: Info War vs. #Putin, #Russia, #BRICS Escalates:
“Let me emphasize that this post isn’t about the veracity and merit of #Panamapapers leaks. In my view, we need as much as possible disclosure of truth on all levels. But it has to be unbiased and honest truth. While the actual leak may be absolutely beyond reproach, the problem is the attempt to turn it into anti-Putin, anti-Russia, anti-BRICS circus.
What US, UK and other MSM do is this: they take the truth and then bait and switch it with a lie convenient to them, parading it as truth.
We are in the period of the Great Earth Shift. Therefore, relentless attacks on Putin, Russia and anyone else attempting to shift to the new global set up, new global reality, will continue and intensify; such countries and leaders will continue being mercilessly attacked on all levels.
What did you expect? They are losing and they know time is short. They will use any means necessary. Obviously, they won’t dare attack Russia directly. They will use proxies and clandestine weapons. What is the West good at? MSM propaganda – definitely. They will continue using this weapon for as long as they can.”
New revelations from Wikileaks and others sources confirm what I said on April 4.
Wikileaks: ‘Panama Papers’ funded by US against Russian president:
All proponents of vaccinations should be injected on live TV with all the vaccines they approve for other people’s children.
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What would happen if all of humanity would rise up and refuse to pay back the bankers? Would it bring down Western civilization as we know it? Good. Let’s give it a try, as the status quo is not working. Too many enslaved people are suffering tremendously so these parasites can laugh at our gullibility and stupidity.
Along with suspending debt payments, legislation suspended payment on all general obligation bonds which are guaranteed by the island’s constitution.
In a devastating blow to its megabank creditors, Puerto Rico’s Legislature approved a bill on Wednesday that suspended the US territory’s debt payments until at least January 2017.
Since 2000, Wall Street has conned the Puerto Rican government into a massive black hole of debt. After Puerto Rico handed them control of their federal bond sales, Wall Street executives tacked on hundreds of millions in fees for their “services,” greasing the skids for the island’s financial dismay.
Along with suspending debt payments, the legislation suspended payment on all general obligation bonds which happen to be guaranteed by the island’s constitution. As Bloomberg previously reported:
Unlike the bonds of most states and municipalities, Puerto Rico’s are exempt from local, state and federal taxes everywhere in the U.S. As a result, they are held by about half of open-end muni funds. The competitive advantage made it easy for Puerto Rico to double its debt in 10 years by selling bonds to plug annual budget deficits and pay for operating expenses — the same combination that brought New York City to the brink of bankruptcy in the 1970s.
As a result of the predatory lending tactics of Wall Street, coupled with the irresponsible nature of the state, Puerto Rico’s national bank is now prepped for receivership if necessary, according to the measure.
The Federal Reserve of New York has a long-standing relationship with Puerto Rico which has undoubtedly led to the territory’s fiscal woes. In 2014, the Fed issued a warning to the Puerto Rican government telling them to grow the economy (i.e. take on more Fed debt) or watch their economy crumble. According to the Federal Reserve’s report:
The Island appears to face two alternatives: either manage its own economic adjustment and put the Commonwealth on a secure fiscal basis, or wait for outmigration and the discipline of the market to force an even more painful adjustment, particularly for those unable or unwilling to leave the Island. Thus, the demanding choices Puerto Rico makes today will affect its long-run economic prospects and the future livelihood of its residents. A better future for Puerto Rico requires decisive leadership today.
It seems that refusing to take on more debt has created a terminal condition for Puerto Rico’s economy as the GDP remains stagnant, interest rates on their debt skyrocket, and citizens are fleeing the island at record rates.
As the Legislature met to discuss restructuring a $5 billion portion of the island’s debt, the Government Development Bank balked at the deal, noting that Wall Street has gotten them to where they are today.
“It is exactly the type of ‘Wall Street’ solution that led us to the precipice we are now looking over,” they said.
According to the Pew Research Center, 84,000 people left for the mainland U.S. last year. The unpayable mountain of debt and the resultant chaos in Puerto Rico is but the canary in the coal mine for the fiscal situation soon to be faced by other states who have long practiced the same heavily irresponsible borrowing practices.
In the short time that it will take most people to read this article, the US national debt will increase by $3,000,000. As it stands currently, the United States national debt is approaching $20,000,000,000,000 — a number now symbolic of the mathematical certainty that is the West’s financial collapse.
Matt Agorist is the co-founder of TheFreeThoughtProject.com, where this article first appeared. He is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Follow @MattAgorist
Well, well, well…We all suspected something like this, no?
“Their funders include
Rockefeller Family Fund
W K Kellogg Foundation
Open Society Foundation (Soros)”
Are we not sick and tired of this grand worldwide corruption that enslaves us with their pathetic mind control games? We need a real free press out of reach and control from these parasites.
The Suddeutsche Zeitung, which received the leak, gives a detailed explanation of the methodology the corporate media used to search the files. The main search they have done is for names associated with breaking UN sanctions regimes. The Guardian reports this too and helpfully lists those countries as Zimbabwe, North Korea, Russia and Syria. The filtering of this Mossack Fonseca information by the corporate media follows a direct western governmental agenda. There is no mention at all of use of Mossack Fonseca by massive western corporations or western billionaires – the main customers. And the Guardian is quick to reassure that “much of the leaked material will remain private.”
What do you expect? The leak is being managed by the grandly but laughably named “International Consortium of Investigative Journalists”, which is funded and organised entirely by the USA’s Center for Public Integrity. Their funders include
Rockefeller Family Fund
W K Kellogg Foundation
Open Society Foundation (Soros)
among many others. Do not expect a genuine expose of western capitalism. The dirty secrets of western corporations will remain unpublished.
Expect hits at Russia, Iran and Syria and some tiny “balancing” western country like Iceland. A superannuated UK peer or two will be sacrificed – someone already with dementia.
The corporate media – the Guardian and BBC in the UK – have exclusive access to the database which you and I cannot see. They are protecting themselves from even seeing western corporations’ sensitive information by only looking at those documents which are brought up by specific searches such as UN sanctions busters. Never forget the Guardian smashed its copies of the Snowden files on the instruction of MI6.
What if they did Mossack Fonseca database searches on the owners of all the corporate media and their companies, and all the editors and senior corporate media journalists? What if they did Mossack Fonseca searches on all the most senior people at the BBC? What if they did Mossack Fonseca searches on every donor to the Center for Public Integrity and their companies?
What if they did Mossack Fonseca searches on every listed company in the western stock exchanges, and on every western millionaire they could trace?
That would be much more interesting. I know Russia and China are corrupt, you don’t have to tell me that. What if you look at things that we might, here in the west, be able to rise up and do something about?
And what if you corporate lapdogs let the people see the actual data?
Hundreds of thousands of people have read this post in the 11 hours since it was published – despite it being overnight here in the UK. There are 235,918 “impressions” on twitter (as twitter calls them) and over 3,700 people have “shared” so far on Facebook, bringing scores of new readers each.
I would remind you that this blog is produced free for the public good and you are welcome to republish or re-use this article or any other material freely anywhere without requesting further permission.
In a press conference this week, the Defense Secretary and President both touted Russia as the new enemy to fear — 5 time more dangerous than IS.
Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Colonel Karen Kwiatkowski recently offered pertinent insight in an interview with RT about why Russia continues to be so vilified by the Pentagon and American media alike:
“The Pentagon needs and wants Russia to be the next big enemy that they are arming against it, budgeting against it, that they are targeting. Certainly, we have talked for a long time about China and China plays an important role as the enemy of choice for the U.S. military. But Russia is ideal in part, because we don’t import a lot of things from Russia, in part because we don’t have the debt relationship with Russia that we do with China. So, Russia makes for a very convenient enemy for the Pentagon in terms of its mission, its budgeting, and its intelligence organization.”
In a press conference this week, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter backed up the whistleblowing Lt. Col. as he touted the US Military’s 2016 Posture Statement. In the statement, the US declares Russia the largest threat in the world.
Despite terror attacks and threats by ISIS across the West, including inside America, the Pentagon has declared Russia a greater threat. In fact, Russia, China, North Korea, and laughably Iran — all countries who have done nothing to the US — are considered greater threat than the Islamic state.
Continuing in her interview with RT, which was prior to the release of the Posture Statement, Lt. Col. Kwiatkowski explained exactly why these psychopaths are beating the war drum with the world’s top military super powers — money.
“The Pentagon needs that kind of enemy,” Kwiatkowski continued. “And [U.S. Secretary of Defense] Ashton Carter, if you listen to what he says continually — even from the beginning of time he was put in office — his job is fundraising, just like the university president’s job is not education but rather fundraising. Ashton Carter’s job is also fundraising, and he fundraises through this process of identifying, pushing, and delivering up an enemy that will justify their budgets.”
Shortly after Carter dangerously declared Russia to be public enemy number one, Obama, the Noble Laureate for peace, responded in the same manner.
Though Russia couldn’t be mistaken for an angel, the military and White House’s ostensible fears appear largely bloated and mostly artificial as they have helped to snub out ISIS, and done absolutely nothing to the US — up to an including irresponsible saber rattling.
American actions will inevitably only serve to bring the Russo-Sino strategic military alliance into closer consultation with one another in an attempt to stem U.S. global imperialism.
While this may be splendid news for defense contractors and weapons manufacturers, it’s extremely dangerous news for the rest of the world. One strategic miscalculation could result in events spiraling drastically out of control.
Just a reminder.
by: Julie Wilson staff writer
April 07, 2016
(NaturalNews) The science emerging on the functionality of the human gut, as well as the importance of beneficial bacteria, is nothing short of amazing. Aside from processing food, the gut and its microorganisms (which total in the trillions), play a factor in whether an individual develops cancer or becomes overweight.
Researchers contend that babies born vaginally have healthier gut microbiota (the composition of microorganisms in the gut), compared to babies born via caesarean section. This is important, and can affect a person’s health, because the beneficial bacteria in the gut (or probiotics) are believed to help battle cancer, heart disease and osteoporosis.
Probiotic Rescue: How You can use Probiotics to Fight Cholesterol, Cancer, Superbugs, Digestive Complaints and More, written by Allison Tannis, explores the differences between good and bad bacteria, and their impact on the human body. The following is an excerpt from the book:
If you tend to be squeamish you may not want to know that your intestinal tract is home to one hundred trillion microorganisms. Microorganisms are bacteria and yeasts that are not visible to the human eye. In fact, microorganisms are all around you.
They are in the water you drink, the food you eat and the air you breathe. Don’t worry, about 95% of microorganisms are good for you. Microorganisms, sometimes called microbes, include bacteria, viruses, fungi, yeasts, algae and protozoa.
In your body, there are over 400 different species of microbes, living in symbiosis with you, their host. Bacteria can be found in your mouth, stomach, intestines and urogenital tract. Some bacteria found in your body are known to be beneficial to human health and are called probiotics.
Meanwhile, the other bacteria in your body, which are harmful, are called pathogenic bacteria.
Depending on the type of bacteria, there is a different effect on the body; bacteria can have healthy, e.g., immune-boosting, benefits or cause toxicological (poisoning) harm to the body. A careful balance is necessary for health. The growth of harmful microbes in your body can result in disease.
The 400 species of microbes living in your body are fighting for space. They want to live, thrive and reproduce in your intestinal tract, an environment that offers the ideal temperature, humidity and food sources. Who wins the battle for your intestinal tract? Your intestinal tract is a complex community of microbes. Do you have the right microbes in you?
Similar to many childhood tales, the intestinal tract is an ongoing battle between good and evil. There are two types of microbes in your body: the bad and the good. Bad microbes live in your intestines and normally do not cause any disease-like symptoms.
Fungi, yeasts and bacteria all live in the body and can be classified as bad microbes. Two examples of bad microbes commonly found in the human body are the bacteria E. coli and the yeast Candida albicans. What favors the growth of these bad microbes?
Bad microbes flourish in an alkaline environment. Many of them produce ammonia to change the pH of the intestinal tract to be more alkaline and thus enhance their ability to survive and flourish. Stress and diet can also influence the presence of these microbes. Keeping these bad microbes in control is vital to the body’s health.
There are also good microbes found in the body, called probiotics. Probiotics have a positive impact on the body’s health. They prefer a more acidic intestinal environment. Many of the probiotics are called lactic acid bacteria. They can secrete lactic acid into their environment, making it more acidic and thus more hospitable to them.
Stress and diet can reduce the number of probiotics in the intestinal tract. Luckily, as most childhood tales of good versus evil end in a positive light, so does this story. In a healthy body the majority of the microflora in the intestines is good bacteria, also known as probiotics.
What is a probiotic? The term probiotic originates from the ancient Greek words pro and biotica, meaning “for life.” In 2001, an Expert Consultation meeting arranged by the World Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations created a now widely accepted definition for probiotics.
They define the term probiotic as: live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host. Medically, probiotic is defined as microorganisms that positively affect the health of our body when administered in adequate amounts.
For more information on the functionality of the gut microbiome, you can pick up a copy of Tannis’ book here.
Tannis, A. (2008) Probiotic rescue: How you can use probiotics to fight cholesterol, cancer, superbugs, digestive complaints and more (J. Wiley & Sons, Canada)
These papers should have been given to Wikileaks in the first place anyway. Do you trust the governments involved, the powers that be, or the presstitutes reporting on this? I don’t. This is a major and amateurish intelligence operation being played on us naive and gullible steeple.
April 6, 2016
(ANTIMEDIA) United Kingdom — A spokesperson for WikiLeaks has called for the Panama Papers to be published in full in order to ensure the public is fully informed of the revelations. In a snippet of an interview set to air on RT’s “Going Underground” Wednesday, the Icelandic investigative journalist-turned-Wikileaks representative criticized the media’s current coverage. “When they are saying this is responsible journalism, I totally disagree with the overall tone of that,” he said.
Kristin Hrafnsson, who became a spokesperson for WikiLeaks after Julian Assange became engulfed in legal battles, also told RT’S Afshin Rattansi:
“I do have a sympathy towards stalled releases, we certainly did that in WikiLeaks in 2010 and 2011 with the Diplomatic Cables and we were actually highly criticised for holding back the documents. But in the end the entire cache was put online in a searchable database.”
Saying this is what he wants to see with the Panama Papers, he said the leaked data should be available to the general public — not just the group of journalists directly working on reporting on the revelations. He added that while he understands there may be a slight delay in the release of the information — in order to maximise impact — ultimately, the public should have full access to it. “That’s the new way, it’s the way that WikiLeaks operates and it is highly appreciated by the general public.” Hrafnsson insisted.
In an attempt to combat what appears to be a mainstream news monopoly on the biggest data leak in history, by Tuesday evening WikiLeaks had made 149 of the of 11.5 million Panama Papers available to the public by sharing them via DocumentCloud.
In a Twitter poll, WikiLeaks asked people if the Panama Papers should be made public and searchable. Of the 85,000 who responded, 95% said they should be.
I think some Christians secretly pray for the end of the world and the final epic battle between good and evil. These silly folks have not been in a war zone. Perhaps they should be shipped to Syria or Yemen so that they could get their fill of evil and stop fantasizing about the death of millions.
Christians should watch out for two events that would take place simultaneously on April 19 in New York City and London, Christian author Michael Synder says.
On that day, reproductions of the arch that stood in front of the Temple of Baal in Palmyra, Syria are going to be erected in Times Square and in Trafalgar Square. That would coincide with an occult festival related to the worship of a demon named Baal.
Writing for Charisma News, Synder wonders whether the arches to be installed would be the giant “welcome signs” for the Antichrist.
The author says his fears are based on these facts:
“April 19 is the first day of a 13-day period of time known as ‘the Blood Sacrifice to the Beast’ that culminates on the high occult holy day of Beltane on May 1,” he says.
April 19 is also the date of the Feast of Moloch, an ancient Canaanite god that is repeatedly vilified in the Old Testament.
Synder also notes a series of horrific events that occurred on April 19:
● April 19, 1993 – Waco Massacre: An FBI assault lead to the burning down of the compound of a sect named Branch Davidians, killing 76 men, women and children.
● April 19, 1995 – Oklahoma City bombing – 168 people killed.
● April 20, 1999 – Columbine High School massacre – 13 people murdered, 21 injured.
April 6, 2016
are two widely held desires by many people of the world, regardless of whether they live in overtly repressive regimes or supposedly enlightened democracies. Around the world, we are drastically over-governed and over-burdened with excessive regulation and bureaucratic bullying from petty tyrants. As the Roman historian Tacitus wisely said, the more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws. On an energetic level, the preponderance of government cannot exist without the citizenry enabling it. It’s a codependent relationship; if you act like a powerless slave, you will manifest a harsh master, or conversely, if you already have a harsh master, you can tend to fall unconsciously into the role of powerless slave. We cannot expect to magically have less government and pay less tax if we don’t also do something to address the underlying balance. However, there is a practical solution that is within the grasp of everyone: more participation.
By more participation, I don’t mean more voting. The US voting system is entirely rigged for many reasons, from programmed electronic voting machines to countless other acts of voter fraud (just ask Arizonans!). Going through another US election circus (as we do every 4 years) serves as a stark reminder that we need to stop wasting our time investing energy in finding the “perfect candidate” who’s somehow going to stop all the evils of the world – while inheriting a system of massive centralized power that makes them into an Emperor with the legalized power to kill. We are already aware of the gross criminality of Hillary Clinton and the Zionist-NWO connections of Donald Trump. Although Bernie Sanders has more principles than either of those two (e.g. by deliberately not taking money from big banks), he has been a longtime supporter of war when it comes to US military intervention. As Ryan Dawson pointed out about Bernie’s voting record:
“[Bernie] wanted military intervention in Yugoslavia. He voted yes on Bombing Kosovo. (One of his staff members resigned over it.) He voted to finance the Iraq War multiple times. Supports the war in Afghanistan and voted for it. Supported the coup in Ukraine and voted to give 1 billion dollars towards it. Supports aiding Al Qaeda in Syria and calls them “moderate rebels”. Voted to invade Libya.”
The time has come to stop engaging with this circus. More participation means actively taking a part and having a say in how our community, society, state or nation is being run. Everyone has their own amount of skill and time that they can devote to this, so everyone will be able to help to different extents. However, the bottom line is that the more we take matters into our own hands and direct the course of society, the less relevant politicians become, and the less politicians are able to justify Big Government with all its excessive taxes. The key is really to make politicians obsolete, because then we can turn to them and say, “We don’t need you. Go and find another job. The people will run the country.” Of course, we are only able to do effectively this if we are well-informed, aware and willing to give up some personal time to taking a stand for what is right.
Some at this point may argue, “I already have enough on my plate. How do possibly expect me to do more? I barely have enough time to pay my bills and spend time with my family.” Yes, that’s true – almost all of us are in that rat race. Why? Because we are excessively taxed to the point where we have to run around like crazy just to make ends meet. It’s not just the illegal IRS federal income tax. Do you realize you probably pay most of these 97 taxes every year? Are you aware just how much Big Government is bleeding you to death?
Imagine a world with less government and more freedom. Imagine a world with less tax and more dollars in your wallet. Imagine not being stressed about work and money. Imagine if we could break the dependency cycle with government and remove all the limitations that have been placed on us. Your life would change immeasurably! However, to get to that point, we first need to break the underlying relationship of apathy, ignorance and slavery with more enlightened participation.
What exactly this enlightened participation looks like is still an open question to be explored, but it could involve, for example, things like direct democracy (people voting on resolutions and bills directly) and reclaiming things like education so that entire branches and agencies of the Executive Branch could be abolished and disbanded. Here are 3 main benefits that we could achieve through increased participation in our society:
The more jobs, roles and tasks we can take over and perform, the less government we need. It’s really that simple. If we homeschool our kids, we need less government schools with Common Core globalist propaganda. If we take more steps to defend ourselves, we need less government and its burgeoning “security” industry (TSA, DHS, law enforcement, military, NSA and all the others) to keep us “secure” (even though they basically just keep the .01% secure). If we demand to make political decisions ourselves, we need less government and “representatives” to vote and decide for us. If we raise our consciousness enough to the point where we get better at resolving our differences peacefully, without the need for lawyers, the less government courts and judges we need.
Taxation is a type of theft, especially when you have no real say in how your money is being used. People would have so much more money in terms of disposable income if government were cut back to a small size. It would significantly take the pressure off the lower and middle class, and improve their standard of living tremendously, if people were not subjected to the 97 or more taxes they are forced to pay. Whatever inconvenience comes with having to be more politically involved would be more than totally offset by a reduction in the size of government and amount of taxes.
A third benefit of more participation is that you actually get to have a say in the outcome of decisions that affect you. Aren’t you tired of faceless bureaucrats like those from the UN and ICLEI making Agenda 21-style decisions that affect your community – such as mandating that we all have to be linked up to the Smart (Surveillance) grid? Do you want to be another node on the digital network controlled by AI (Artificial Intelligence)? Wouldn’t you rather live in a world where the people of a certain area or community are the ones who actually make the decisions about what happens there?
Everyone has their own specific talents, abilities and skills. Everyone has differing amounts of time and money. The point here is that in general, we need more people to get involved – in whatever way they can. It’s an inescapable truth that the more we participate in deciding our how things are run, the less government we will inevitably have, the less taxes we will have to pay and the more time and freedom we will have to spend on the people, things and creative projects we truly love. How you can participate in this solution is uniquely up to you – but it starts with imagination, inspiration and the determination to be more involved.
Makia Freeman is the editor of alternative news / independent media site The Freedom Articles and senior researcher at ToolsForFreedom.com (FaceBook here), writing on many aspects of truth and freedom, from exposing aspects of the worldwide conspiracy to suggesting solutions for how humanity can create a new system of peace and abundance.
April 5, 2016
Coffee has many reported benefits, but the anti-cancer properties are among the most widely studied when it comes to our daily java. Several studies have found ties to lower rates of breast and rectal cancers. Now, US researchers add to the evidence of an inverse relationship between coffee drinking and cancer of the large bowel.
From fighting free radicals, to improving memory, diabetes, parkinsons, and even reducing cancer risk, there are plenty of studies touting the health benefits of coffee.
While obesity, smoking and physical inactivity are established risk factors for colorectal cancer, nutritional factors in coffee also play an important role in the development of colorectal cancer.
Previous observational studies have suggested that colon cancer recurrence may be increased in people with relatively high levels of insulin (hyperinsulinemia), and that certain lifestyles including sedentary lifestyle, obesity, and increased dietary glycaemic load may be associated with an increased risk.
Coffee contains antioxidant compounds that contribute to colorectal health and may explain its preventive properties via restriction of colon cancer cell growth.
Caffeic acid is found in coffee, as its name might suggest, however it is chemically unrelated to caffeine and shares none of its stimulant actions in the body. It is a member of a large class of chemicals found in coffee called phenols. Many of these phenols, such as caffeic acid, exhibit modest, dose-dependent anti-oxidant and anti-carcinogenic properties.
Ferulic acid is also an antioxidant which neutralizes free radicals and may prevent oxidative damage to our bodies. The acid is also a potent anti-inflammatory that is capable of significantly reducing brain inflammation.
Melanoidins generated during the coffee roasting process are thought to encourage colon mobility.
Diterpenes may inhibit cancer by enhancing the body’s defence against oxidative damage.
Researchers at the University of Southern California Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center began by looking at 5,100 men and women, who had been diagnosed with colorectal cancer within the past six months.
They also looked at 4,000 men and women with no history of colorectal cancer as the control group.
Subjects reported their daily consumption of boiled (espresso), instant, decaffeinated and filtered coffee, as well as their total consumption of other liquids.
A questionnaire gathered information about many other factors that influence the risk of colorectal cancer, including family history of cancer, diet, physical activity and smoking.
Results showed that even moderate coffee consumption, between one to two servings a day, was associated with a 26% reduction in the odds of developing colorectal cancer after adjusting for known risk factors.
In addition, the risk of developing colorectal cancer continued to decrease to up to 50% when participants drank more than 2.5 servings of coffee each day. The indication of decreased risk was seen across all types of coffee, both caffeinated and decaffeinated.
Decreased risk was seen across all types of coffee, both caffeinated and decaffeinated.
“We were somewhat surprised to see that caffeine did not seem to matter,” said Dr Stephen Gruber, director of the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and senior author of the study.
“This indicates that caffeine alone is not responsible for coffee’s protective properties.”
The mechanism of the possible protection of coffee against large bowel cancer is not well understood. It has been interpreted in terms of the antioxidant, antimutagenic and anticarcinogenic effects by coffee’s complicated compounds.
Coffee contains phenolic compounds such as chlorogenic, caffeic and cumaric acids, melanoidins and diterpenes (such as cafestol and kahweol), which have been confirmed to eliminate several carcinogens and reduce the oxidant effect of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.
“The levels of beneficial compounds per serving of coffee vary depending on the bean, roast and brewing method,” said first author Dr Stephanie Schmit.
“The good news is that our data presents a decreased risk of colorectal cancer regardless of what flavour or form of coffee you prefer.”
Previous studies have identified a selection of lifestyle choices that participants who drank decaffeinated coffee practiced.
These individuals tended to consume less alcohol, fewer calories, and less red meat; eat more fruit and vegetables; exercise less; and smoke more than did participants who primarily drank caffeinated coffee.
Why It’s Important To Select Only Organic Coffee
The coffee plant is one of the most heavily sprayed crops. It’s coated with chemicals, pesticides, and herbicides, nothing you’d want to be ingesting. These chemicals then leech into the ground water and make people sick in local areas where coffee is grown.
Even though many chemicals that have been found to be harmful to the environment have been banned or are strictly regulated in the U.S. or Europe, they remain legal to use in less-developed countries, including many countries that grow coffee.
Coffee should be brewed within 4-6 weeks after roasting. The industry standard shelf life is 1 year. Over 70% of coffee importers do not follow these protocols far exceeding the time range for sales and stock.
Organic coffee is one of the choices you could resort to especially if you are searching for high quality and the best coffee blends. This is fast becoming a favorite among coffee aficionados because of its high end and awesome taste and aroma. Moreover, coffee lovers who are health conscious at the same time find this coffee choice the most remarkable one.
There are renowned coffee beans and brands for organic java which are trusted by countless coffee lovers around the world. Green Mountain: Fair Trade Organic, Sprouts Farmers Market and Tom Thumb (Safeway): O Organics European Blend are just few of the brands established in the market today.
The best way to help our migratory birds is to purchase certified Bird Friendly coffees. Rather than being grown on land that has been cleared of all other vegetation, Bird Friendly coffees are planted under a canopy of trees that provide habitat for birds. In addition to being shade grown, Bird Friendly coffees are also organic, meaning they’re grown without the use of chemical pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers that poison the environment. See what Kenn Kaufman says about Bird Friendly Coffee on his blog.
The Rainforest Alliance has a broad social and ecological mandate that spans many sectors including agriculture. Coffee is one of the agricultural crops targeted by Rainforest Alliance programs. The coffee certification program is aimed at ensuring that coffee workers are paid fairly, treated with respect and that the crop they tend does not contribute to soil erosion, water contamination and forest destruction: the Rainforest Alliance seal means that both social and environmental values are respected.
Other Benefits of Coffee
Blood pressure. True, a cup of coffee can temporarily kick up your blood pressure. But results from long-term studies are showing that coffee may not increase the risk for high blood pressure over time, as previously thought. It’s possible that people develop a tolerance to coffee’s hypertensive effects after a while. People who drink a cup of caffeinated coffee had a 30 percent increase in blood flow over a 75-minute period compared to those who drank decaffeinated coffee.
Cholesterol. Two substances in coffee — kahweol and cafestol — raise cholesterol levels. Paper filters capture these substances, but that doesn’t help the many people who now drink non-filtered coffee drinks, such as lattes. Researchers have also found a link between cholesterol increases and decaffeinated coffee, possibly because of the type of bean used to make certain decaffeinated coffees.
Diabetes. Heavy coffee drinkers may be half as likely to get diabetes as light drinkers or nondrinkers. Coffee may contain ingredients that lower blood sugar. A coffee habit may also increase your resting metabolism rate, which could help keep diabetes at bay.
Gallstones. Coffee drinkers are less likely to suffer symptomatic gallstone disease, possibly because coffee alters the cholesterol content of the bile produced by the liver.
Parkinson’s disease. Coffee seems to protect men but not women against Parkinson’s disease. One possible explanation for the sex difference may be that estrogen and caffeine need the same enzymes to be metabolized, and estrogen captures those enzymes.
No worries here people. Pipelines are safe. This one only leaked 12 times on its first year of operation. Listen to the politicians. They know best.
April 5,, 2016
(ANTIMEDIA) South Dakota — TransCanada shut down a lengthy portion of its Keystone pipeline on Monday after a reported 187 gallons of crude oil spilled in South Dakota. Though the leak could be considered proportionately minor — estimated by TransCanada to cover a 10- to 30-foot area on the ground — it sparked fresh debate over the relative safety of pipelines, in general, as a means for transporting crude.
TransCanada stated the leak had not caused “significant environmental impact” on the surrounding area, located approximately four miles from the Freeman pump station in Hutchinson County, but the appropriate regulatory agencies and local landowners had been notified.
First alerted to the spill when workers observed “visible signs of oil on a small surface area,” TransCanada said it “immediately” shut down the leg of pipeline running from Alberta, Canada to Cushing, Oklahoma and began emergency response procedures. The portion of Keystone from Cushing to Texas remains operational.
An inspector from the Department of Transportation (DOT) has been deployed and is “actively investigating” the cause of the spill, the DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration told CNN Money. Pending results of the investigation, Keystone could reopen as soon as Friday.
Approved in 2008 by then-President George W. Bush, Keystone “leaked oil 12 times in its first year of operation alone,” ThinkProgress noted. TransCanada’s contentious proposal to expand its pipeline, known as Keystone XL or KXL, failed to win Obama’s approval in November 2015, after the State Department advised the project “raises a range of concerns about the impact on local communities, water supplies, and cultural heritage sites.”
Monday’s spill served as confirmation to KXL’s opponents that Obama’s rejection of the pipeline expansion plan had been most appropriate given the threat such pipelines pose to the environment. Michael Brune, Executive Director of the Sierra Club, issued a statement quoted by ThinkProgress on Monday concerning the spill:
“TransCanada’s Keystone I disaster is a stark reminder that it’s not a question if a pipeline will malfunction, but rather a question of when. This is one of the reasons President Obama rejected the Keystone XL pipeline and it’s why he should reject all dangerous fossil fuel pipeline proposals.”
Despite the defeat of the KXL project, multiple other pipeline projects are slated to begin in the United States — and each could potentially harm local environments, risk residents’ safety, or both.
One natural gas pipeline extension, called the Algonquin Incremental Market project, will run through the property of the ailing nuclear plant, Indian Point Energy Center — which sits just 30 miles from the New York City metropolis. Residents, activists, nuclear experts, and even some politicians have been desperately trying to prevent the pipeline’s construction to no avail — in part due to what amounts to a blackout by corporate media.
Outside the U.S., Canada’s First Nations have been fighting pipelines associated with Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) development, particularly in British Columbia. In fact, members of the Gitga’at First Nation recently took the Canadian government to court to prevent construction of a portion of pipeline from running through their land, in part because it would disrupt and potentially decimate the invaluable native salmon species that spawns in the area.
Despite all the controversies, it’s virtually inevitable the various North American pipeline projects will be implemented — even as spills like Monday’s Keystone incident continue to occur without warning.
“This spill clearly reinforces the need for the Obama Administration to require a thorough environmental review for Enbridge’s Alberta Clipper and other efforts to expand its Midwestern tar sands pipeline system,” said Natural Resources Defense Council Canada Program Director Anthony Swift. “And that review should put protecting the public from oil infrastructure harm as the highest priority.”
Economics, however, remains the greatest hurdle to breaking the cozy relationship between Big Oil and government. Cited by the Wall Street Journal, National Bank Financial Analyst Patrick Kenny explained TransCanada’s Keystone pipeline represents around 15 percent of the export capacity for Western Canada.