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CONSCIOUS LIVING IN THE 21ST CENTURY
A CONVERSATION WITH
THE SECRET HISTORY OF CONSCIOUSNESS DR. JUDITH ORLOFF
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www. You can visit his website at: www.C. Most notably Jim won a Grammy award for his artwork on Bob Seger's 1981 album "Against the Wind".
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34 The Movie Mystic
Bringing Back the Old Hollywood
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49 In Memoriam . 42 Dietary Supplements Under Attack
12 Down To Earth Astrology
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24 What the TSA is NOT Telling You about
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31 Pre-Crime Technology to be Used in Washington D.jimwarren. M.Zecharia Sitchin
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55 The Hundred Years Starship
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57 Quadruple-Dose “Super” Flu Vaccine
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59 Future Cars
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62 Look Out! Your Medicine is Watching You
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63 Big Pharma to Begin Microchipping Drugs
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” as determined by standard tests of memory and other factors. 2010 issue of Science Translational Medicine. Per Fagerholm. Griffith and her colleagues began developing biosynthetic corneas in Ottawa. Calif. Patients did not experience any rejection reaction or require long-term immune suppression. But much remains to be discovered about the relation between these essential nutrients and our brainpower. the researchers observed that cells and nerves from the patients' own corneas had grown into the implant. they initiated a clinical trial in ten Swedish patients with advanced keratoconus or central corneal scarring. were associated with symptoms of dementia and poor brain function. Dr. using collagen produced in the laboratory and moulded into the shape of a cornea. According to Allen. B-12 and folate-all nourish the brain. Dr. the University of Ottawa and Linköping University. The investigations. “With further research. Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutritionist Lindsay H. the SALSA team determined that a protein known as holoTC. also called “cognitive decline.” said senior author Dr.
Begun in 1996. the research is needed because many studies of B vitamins and brain function have given inconsistent or conflicting results. More than a
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. Canada. this approach could help restore sight to millions of people who are waiting for a donated human cornea for transplantation. In women. An analysis of volunteers blood samples showed that lower levels of one B vitamin. which are serious side effects associated with the use of human donor tissue. Scientists from the University of California-Davis (UCD) and the UCD Medical Center also are collaborating in the research. and after contact lens fitting. diseases that lead to clouding of the cornea represent the most common cause of blindness. Vision improved in six of the ten patients. U. as volunteers. It must be completely transparent to allow the light to enter and it also helps with focus. After extensive laboratory testing. ages 60 to 101. ARS is the chief intramural scientific research agency of USDA. resulting in a “regenerated” cornea that resembled
normal.” The cornea is a thin transparent layer of collagen and cells that acts as a window into the eyeball. vision was comparable to conventional corneal transplantation with human donor tissue. Griffith began collaborating with Dr. That finding provided new evidence of an association between lower blood folate and depression. healthy tissue. Globally. to provide the first-in-human experience with biosynthetic cornea implantation. Over two years of follow-up. but not men.800 Hispanic seniors. Haan of the University of CaliforniaS a n Francisco. —Science Daily
B Vitamins and the Aging Brain Examined
vitamins--B-6.Earth Star Up Front
Biosynthetic Corneas Restore Vision in Humans
new study from researchers in Canada and Sweden has shown that biosynthetic corneas can help regenerate and repair damaged eye tissue and improve vision in humans. In research with vitamin B-12. are part of the multiy e a r Sacramento (Calif. might be key to a new approach for detecting cognitive decline earlier and more accurately. female volunteers whose plasma folate levels were in the lowest third were more than twice as likely to have symptoms of depression as volunteers in the highest third.) Area Latino Study on Aging. Each patient underwent surgery on one eye to remove damaged corneal tissue and replace it with the biosynthetic cornea. an eye surgeon at Linköping University in Sweden. “This study is important because it is the first to show that an artificially fabricated cornea can integrate with the human eye and stimulate regeneration.earthstarmag. Depression is already known to affect brain function. or SALSA. The results. Allen is director of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Western Human Nutrition Research Center in Davis. Allen has collaborated in ongoing research that has taken a closer look at the role these nutrients may play in preventing decline in brain function. led by Mary N. from an early phase clinical trial with ten patients. —Life Extension
www. made from synthetically crosslinked recombinant human collagen. The impairments were detectable even
though less than one percent of the volunteers were actually deficient in folate.S. the study attracted nearly 1. folate. short for holotranscobalamin. The biosynthetic corneas also became sensitive to touch and began producing normal tears to keep the eye oxygenated. Together. low levels of folate were associated with symptoms of depression. May Griffith of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. are published in the August 25th. In fact.
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” Iscon says the new system utilizes facial recognition. and iris recognition technology. all-dancing version. it will have to introduce technology that can be touted as physically non-threatening. The “enhanced” version of Iscon’s 1000D whole body scanner is equipped with optional biometric technologies and identity verification techniques.” Noemie Chocat. then it would vibrate.S. transforms the usual passive nature of textiles into a virtually all-singing. has stepped into the fray and is offering body scanning technology minus harmful radiation.” The new fibers are based on a similar plastic to that used in microphones. Iscon Video Imaging.” MIT said in a statement. and is also capable of scanning a person’s iris and cross-matching the collected information with databases. “A fabric woven from acoustic fibers would provide the equivalent of millions of tiny acoustic sensors.com
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. described in the August issue of Nature Materials. but doesn’t penetrate clothing. “You can actually hear them. led by MIT professor Yoel Fink. without radiation or privacy issues and confirm that the person is indeed who they claim to be. meaning it changes shape when an electric field is applied. or using a proprietary system of employees or inmates. researchers manipulated the fluorine content to ensure its molecules stayed lopsided. That imbalance makes the plastic piezoelectric. “Facilities are facing significant privacy and health issues using scanners that expose a persons body parts that can be stored and shared digitally. The machine “uses thermoconductive infrared technology that completes a
360°scan in thirty seconds. can not only listen. The development. to enable fabrics that can interact with their environment. “Using existing databases available today.” a press release issued on October 29th states. reveals a multitude of objects. “In addition to wearable microphones and biological sensors.earthstarmag. so there’s no privacy or radiation issues. “The Iscon 1000D is the only whole body imaging portal that can be integrated with state of the art technologies to detect virtually any object. A Massachusetts company.” The decade-old research project aims to “develop fibers with ever more
sophisticated properties. fingerprint. can access large law enforcement databases. “applications could include clothes that are themselves sensitive microphones. Scientists Create Cloth That Can Listen
his could give a whole new meaning to the phrase “power dressing”. according to the company. The team. you could actually hear different notes or sounds coming out of it. and tiny filaments that could measure blood flow in capillaries or pressure in the brain. According to MIT. It is capable of comparing a person’s facial attributes to existing databases and cross matching with other systems.” MIT said. but make sound.” —JakartaGlobe
New Body Scanners to Store Biometrics
ore and more people now realize naked body scanners are not about protection from terrorists.” MIT said. said.” explains Iscon. security will ultimately be enhanced for everyone and at the same time ease verification for those who are not suspect. part of the lab team. If the government is going to be successful implementing its control grid. these fibers. Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created a cloth that can hear and emit noise. it said. —Activist Post
www.” Iscon founder and president Izrail Gorian explains in the press release. applica-
tions of the fibers could include loose nets that monitor the flow of water in the ocean and large-area sonar imaging systems with much higher resolutions. The largest independent union of airline pilots in the world earlier this week urged its members to
boycott body imaging machines. “If you connected them to a power supply and applied a sinusoidal current. has reached “a new milestone on the path to functional fibers: fibers that can detect and produce sound. However. as the government claims.Earth Star Up Front U. The new space-age cloth. And if you make it vibrate at audible frequencies and put it close to your ear. for capturing speech or monitoring bodily functions. but is in fact a technology designed for control and data collection. citing dangers of excessive exposure to harmful levels of radiation during the screening process.
They’re called statin drugs. “This technology could create a virtual museum where visitors. seeds. Nakamura said.. And three of the top fifteen drugs are in the same category. aided by cameras that monitor how the fingers move. female survivors of childhood cancers get annual mammograms starting at age twenty-five or eight years after the end of their radiation therapy — whichever comes later. “good” fats (in olive or canol a oil. You can buy it in pill form in any health food store—yet drug companies charge $1. the key to weight loss is to reduce calories.” they wrote. in the Archives of Internal Medicine.” the researchers wrote.” Nakamura said. Yet the researchers cautioned that more research is needed before this can be emphatically recommended. is to get a balance of “good” carbs (whole grains. They found that patients who have undergone chest radiation as children suffer from an increased risk of breast cancer as little as eight years later. Preventive Services Task Force no longer recommends annual mammograms. suggests it may be a little of both. “Risk in women treated before puberty is not lower than that in those treated during adolescence.S. Did you know that. The Children’s Oncology Group. since calories still matter most. Ultimately. It rakes in about $8 billion a year. the higher her cancer risk. vegetables). Cholesterol-reducing statin drugs are just patented knockoffs of a simple food that Asians have eaten for centuries. for those who choose to stick with their statins. avocados). fruits. the U.com
. can put their hands on valuable sculptures that are usually untouchable. including vision-impaired people. —Natural News
Lo w-Carb Diets
ow-carbohydrate/high-protein diets are past their peak in popularity.740 a year for it! And. Due to concern over false positives and radiation risk. It is not known when the technology will be put to practical use but its creators see it being used to simulate surgical operations and in video game software allowing players to experience the sensation of holding weapons or sports
equipment. It could even use scanned images to supplement existing realities. of which the researchers are a part. There’s no proof the statin that’s #1 is any better than the generics. In addition. since mammograms also expose women to radiation and can increase their cancer risk. A woman who begins getting yearly mammograms at age twenty-five would end up getting fifteen more mammograms in her lifetime than a woman who began at age forty.” said Norio Nakamura. according to a study conducted by researchers from Memorial SloanKettering Cancer Center in New York and published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. so that by age forty or forty-five as many as one in five childhood cancer survivors has contracted breast cancer. “You can have the sense of touch like poking a rubber ball or stretching a sticky rice cake” when manipulating images. The risk does not plateau over time but only continues to increase. pinch or poke images floating in front of them. and lean proteinand to exercise. Berkeley Wellness Letter
JAPAN DEVELOPS ‘TOUCHABLE’ 3D TV TECHNOLOGY
Japanese research team said in November that it had developed the world’s first 3D television system that allows users to touch. said Nakamura. The more radiation a woman
THE GREAT CHOLESTEROL HOAX
he #1 prescription drug in America is a cholesterol drug. he told AFP by telephone. it is unknown if cancer survivors react differently to radiation than other women do. “This incidence is similar to that in women with a BRCA gene mutation. The researchers reviewed the results of twelve prior studies that had looked at breast cancer risk in female survivors of childhood cancers. —Daily Health News
was exposed to as a child.earthstarmag. however. but some experts call them a hoax.C. ask for the cheapest one.com
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www. but researchers are still attempting to see if they have benefits or detriments.. senior scientist with the research team at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology. The safest way to lose weight. —U. The technology changes the shape of three-dimensional images in response to “touches”. nuts. —Breitbart. recommends that because of this risk. It recommends biannual tests for women over the age of forty-nine.Earth Star Up Front
Scientists Discover That Radiation Causes Breast Cancer (duh!)
irls who undergo chest radiation as a cancer treatment are significantly more likely to develop breast cancer as little as eight years later. that they’re all pretty much the same? If you must take a prescription statin. beans. “It is the first time that you can feel images in the air. A new analysis of five previous studies. as suggested by some early studies.
the feel is right—pretty light without feeling inexpensively cheap. and CBS were blocking content from Google TV. ABC. NBC. —WebProNews
The Government Can Use GPS to Track Your Moves
overnment agents can sneak onto your property in the middle of the night. Sony is a strong possibility for Apple. It’s now being rumored that Apple
is vying to acquire Sony. Apple reportedly has fifty billion dollars in cash reserves. the myriad of buttons sort of confuses us. financially speaking. Steinberg isn’t alone with his feelings on the Sony remote. —Time. which covers this vast jurisdiction. Now some users are calling out the peripherals of Google TV devices. Also.
www. (If you’re unfamiliar with the remote. especially when a bunch of them don’t serve a purpose ninety percent of the time in what we’d imagine would be your daily use. since Apple already has a digital multimedia receiver with Apple TV. and current BuzzFeed President Jon Steinberg tweeted his frustration over Sony’s new TV remote. The prototype “holographic three-dimensional telepresence” is the world’s first practical 3D transmission system that works without requiring viewers to wear special glasses or other devices. it was reported that Hulu. more specifically the Sony remote. while Sony has a market cap of thirtyfour billion dollars. the Boy Genius Report stated the following while doing their hands-on demonstration.
The research is published in the journal Nature.com
ore than thirty years after the famous Star Wars movie scene in which a hologram of Princess Leia appealed for help from ObiWan Kenobi.Earth Star Up Front
F l y i n g A C e s n a i s E a s i e r t h a n A Google T V R e m o t e
t’s no secret that Google TV is having a rougher launch then some might have envisioned.) A week later.. the consumer electronics giant. Jon Steinberg tried Google TV recently and exclaimed. The U. However.com
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. former Google employee. In November. “Flying a Cessna is easier and has fewer controls than the Sony remote. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. It’s unclear at this time what impact this has for Sony’s new Internet TV with Google TV.”
Mr. This doesn’t violate your Fourth Amendment rights. “The size is definitely intriguing as it is way smaller in person than we expected it to be.earthstarmag. So. of AZ have unveiled holographic technol-
ogy to transmit and view moving threedimensional images. put a GPS device on the bottom of your car and keep track of everywhere you go. suspected pilot. you can see an image below.) Mark Cuban has even blogged about how Google TV could hand Netflix the entire streaming universe. That is the bizarre—and scary—rule that now applies in California and eight other Western states.” With any new product there are bumps in the road. US researchers at the Univ.S. because you do not have any reasonable expectation of privacy in your own driveway— and no reasonable expectation that the government isn’t tracking your movements. recently decided the government can monitor you in this way virtually anytime it wants—with no need for a search warrant.. which makes absolutely no sense at all in my opinion. it’s all about how they respond to the criticism and how much they truly care about the UX of their software and devices. (Some users have even said that it's the first Google product that needs the “beta” label but doesn't have it.
and the digs are continuing. who succeeded him upon his death in 362 BC. “Along this way. —NaturalNews
12 New Ancient Sphinx Statues Uncovered in Egypt
rchaeologists in the southern temple city of Luxor have unearthed twelve new sphinx statues and a road from the reign of ancient Egyptian pharaoh Nectanebo I (380-362 BC). Mut. The sphinx statues are inscribed with Nectanebo I’s name and were found in the last sector of the Avenue of the Sphinxes. But in the UV study. say experts. either.. One of the road’s most interesting features it that it is built from sandstone from
the quarries at Gebel Silsila. Nectanebo was a co-regent with his son Teos. So a more preferable way to stay healthy and avoid viral and bacterial infections is to take plenty of natural vitamin C and vitamin D. the sacred boat of Amun.S. —AKI. Nectanebo I. at the Luxor temple. including an oil press and pottery. The mythological creatures with human faces and reclining feline bodies were typically used to decorate the tombs of ancient Egyptian rulers. Many hand sanitizers are also loaded with toxic chemicals that get absorbed in the skin and cause other
orried about catching a cold or the flu? Just slather on some hand sanitizer and you will be fine. it is mentioned in many ancient texts. The king also used it for religious processions. alcoholbased hand sanitizers only kill certain germs for up to two minutes before drying up and becoming useless. head of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities. But more than fifty percent of Americans think hand sanitizers last about thirty times longer than this in a single application. And they ultimately will not protect you from getting sick. Egypt
www. According to “germ experts”.Earth Star Up Front
Are Hand Sanitizers Effective?
minute or two and must be reapplied when recontamination occurs. The archaeologists discovered the new sphinxes at the end of the newly unearthed road of Nectanebo I. travelled on the gods’ annual trip to visit his wife. director of clinical microbiology and immunology at NYU Langone Medical Center. and other buildings. Ph. but the agency still recommends that people use them. eat powerful superfoods like garlic and astragalus. suggesting they are ineffective.D. “Alcohol sanitizers last only a
health problems. Egypt’s culture minister Farouk Hosny announced in November.” Hawass said. The pharaoh restored many dilapidated temples throughout Egypt and erected a small kiosk on the sacred island of Philae which would become one of the most important religious sites in ancient Egypt. And a recent study out of the University of Virginia (UV) revealed that alcohol-based hand sanitizers do not reduce the overall number of cold and flu cases. But a new report has some different things to say. and that they work for long periods of time than they actually do. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) admits that that hand sanitizers “will not kill all germs”. the site of the Ancient Egyptian city of Thebes. built by Nectanebo I. The first newly uncovered road which runs from east to west towards the Nile river. said Zahi Hawass. Luxor Antiquities supervisor. chapels.com
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. according to Hawass. NaturalNews covered the UV study back in September but a new survey conducted by Healthpoint found that most Americans still believe hand sanitizers are effective anyway. Karnak and contains a vast conglomeration of ruined temples. and drink plenty of clean water. From about 365 BC onwards. a 30th Dynasty king was known as a great builder who erected many monuments and temples throughout his long and stable 18-year reign. Philip Tierno Jr. king of the gods. there was little difference in the number of rhinovirus and influenza infections between people who use hand sanitizers and people that do not. north of Aswan. Even the U. The archaeologists have excavated twenty metres of the 600-metre ancient road. where it connects to the temple of the goddess Mut. monumental gateways to temples. one of the most important archaeological and religious paths in Luxor. The excavation team also recovered Roman period objects.” explained Dr. runs from Luxor to
nearby Karnak.earthstarmag. The Avenue of the Sphinxes. said Mansour Boraik..
Fish Oil Facts
ould you ever even consider eating rotten fish?
Of course not.” Roller coaster.
opt for a ‘caplique’ instead of a softgel. and that your intention is to have goodnatured fun. Illinois. A ‘caplique’ is far more effective than a gel cap at sealing out oxygen. spend time with people who enjoy laughing and being playful. Even if no one is having a birthday. remind yourselves that you’re laughing with each other.com
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. you’ll be feeling happier and more energized. PhD. The problem is that fish oil is so unstable it begins to oxidize as soon as it’s extracted from fish and exposed to air. If you feel self-conscious at first. After one year: In the laughter group. on average. “The average adult laughs sev-
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enteen times daily. As often as you like. “Since we laugh most frequently during social interactions with others..” Want evidence of how laughter helps? Consider a recent study at Loma Linda University.. —Mercola. which is typically long before some
company actually puts it into a capsule... “Ho-ho ha-ha-ha.com
www.” Another option is to consciously do laughter exercises with friends. You can swap this laughter vocabulary for the words in many songs -.. you can maximize these health benefits for yourself by doing fun and simple “laughter exercises.L A U G H YOUR WAY TO BETTER HEALTH
ave you ever laughed and then said. who has extensive experience applying therapeutic laughter. Lean over and scoop up some imaginary snow.. Puckett said. “At first. which help prevent oxidation. It is easy to bring more laughter to your life.. family or coworkers. sing Happy Birthday to You to each other.) Snowball fight. and it allows oxygen to cross that barrier..K. And in fact.” Dr. Laughter chant.. Additional research from Loma Linda University suggests that laughter also can boost immunity. substituting “hee hee” or “ha ha” or “ho ho” for each word.. leading expert on oils at the University of Reading in the U. enjoying funny videos. watch sitcoms or videos that they considered funny) for thirty minutes daily. Lift your arms. a second group received the same medications but also were instructed to “view self-selected humor” (for instance. and observing the world through a ‘comic lens’ as you look for humor around you even in difficult situations. “Thanks. Also try watching children and pets playing. the laughter is simulated—but in short order.and before you even finish singing.. pack it into a snowball and throw it at another person. repeatedly say. try. which may make you both laugh even harder. and raise levels of mood-elevating hormones called endorphins (the same hormones released during orgasm!). national director of mind-body medicine at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America facility in Zion. which involved diabetic patients who had high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Everyone naturally laughs while throwing or being “hit... it becomes real. reduce levels of stress hormones. in the other group. I needed that”? You were so right—because the very act of laughing promotes good health in numerous ways... To protect the stability of your krill. deliberately smiling more often (it’s contagious!).” Try putting some pretend snow down someone’s back. jiggle and scream as if you were on a
coaster. not at each other. which makes the oil go bad.” suggested Katherine Puckett. Two things you can do. to move up to fresher omega-3 and be sure yours makes the grade: 1. ho-ho ha-ha-ha. relax tense muscles. according to Rufus Turner. One group of participants received standard pharmaceutical treatment for these conditions. Sing with laughter.. Keep track for a few days—and if you’re not laughing at least that often. It stands to reason—a softgel is semi-permeable. HDL increased by just three percentand C-reactive protein declined by just twenty-six percent. HDL (good) cholesterol increased by twenty-six percent and blood levels of C-reactive protein (a marker of inflammation) decreased by sixty-six percent. (This is easiest while seated. Be sure your fish oil contains antioxidants..earthstarmag.. As you clap in rhythm. Using krill oil instead of fish oil is an option that provides the natural antioxidants vitamins A and E plus astaxanthin and canthaxanthin—right within the oil. So how do you ensure that your fish oil is stable and fresh? And that you really get its many useful benefits. sway. make a conscious effort to increase your opportunities to laugh. What if you discovered that your omega-3 was spoiled? Taking rancid oil is dangerous because oxidized fats actually raise your risk of heart disease and blood clots. on average.
and trips. planet of innovation. as mental processes may tend to be somewhat erratic. a jarring square on the 3rd between Mars and Uranus can quickly get the unwary into hot water. Release whatever or whoever no longer serves you. imagination is inspired. Then. propagating two widely divergent cosmic influences. in 27° Pisces. now may be the time to do it. or placing yourself in precarious situations.. and messages.com
. This aspect seldom bodes well for property and real estate interests. when mechanical or systems failures are possible. Experiment with telepathy or lucid dreaming. so watch out for ego clashes. Uranus. A momentous and extremely volatile conjunction between Mars and Pluto perfects on the 13th. Connect with progressive people or groups with whom you share common goals or beliefs over the next four weeks. a cosmic augury to avoid impulsive behavior. Be enterprising as Mercury and Mars align. The winter solstice arrives later on the 21st. On the 1st. so avoid confrontations. Important announcements or decisions could also be forthcoming. as thoughts and words have much more power than usual. Ambition is powerfully kindled at this time. A lunar eclipse occurs as the full moon culminates on the 21st. but this is not the time to initiate change based solely upon a desire for greater personal freedom. Be aware of all you say and do now. in 29° Sagittarius.JANUARY 2011
wo planetary aspects highly conducive to social networking get December underway. disciplined and focused on achievement in this Saturn-ruled sign. A spiritual gathering with like-minded souls might also bring satisfaction. is potentially a real shaker! By all means flow with any changes in circumstances beyond your control. One’s everyday physical circumstances may in some way come into focus in the days surrounding this lunation. as communications are likely to be direct and to the point. But because the messenger of the gods is now in retrograde. attempts to control others. the conjunction of the sun and Mercury on the 19th. would be a clarion call to act on your bright ideas. With the former. calculating domain of Capricorn. Think before you act! To make the most of this combination of dynamic energies. Attend a concert. The revolutionary spirit abounds! Mars enters Capricorn on the 7th for a six-week sojourn. Observe how you communicate around this juncture for ways in which you may improve interpersonal relations. and take the time to consider the consequences of your actions. Avoid acting on impulse. The sun moves into a precise square to Jupiter on the 16th.earthstarmag. Constructive progress can be made toward professional objectives during this motivating transit. when one’s intuition could inspire constructive action and activities. Therefore. conferring greater self-control and self discipline. Plan career strategy. as the sun enters the cool. A glimpse of the darker
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thought and fact checking might be called for before communicating your thoughts and views. in 14° Sagittarius. correspondence. ideally till the end of the month. a moment of awareness could provide the solution to a problem. our sun’s square to unpredictable Uranus. make connections. Mars and Pluto occurs on December 13th. in 06° Capricorn. and avoid any attempts at coercion. Under normal circumstances. Act only after careful deliberation (and ideally after Mercury turns direct on the 29th). Mars and Neptune form a similar alignment. seize the initiative. The sun conjuncts Pluto on the 26th. do work requiring sustained effort and focus. in the waning hours of fall. Be aware and in the moment. and goal setting is favored. or participate in your favorite artistic activities. career-wise. It would be prudent to back-up important computer files. stations direct later on the 5th. where its creative energies are constrained. on the 2nd. as system or mechanical malfunctions are possible around this unstable juncture. Postpone important decisions or signings. Upgrade educational objectives. this is a good time to attend to backlogged paperwork. the sun sextiles Neptune and forms a jarring square to Uranus on the 18th. be sure to back-up computer files or get your vehicle checked out prior to this date. as you may be inspired to tackle projects that you normally wouldn’t consider.it could even be forced upon some.
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A triple conjunction of Mercury. Mercury squares Uranus and sextiles Neptune on the 20th.DECEMBER 2010 .. December’s new moon arrives on the 5th. Try to get a handle on where you’re going. Willpower and assertiveness intensify. There’s certainly no beating about the bush now. particularly in regard to partnerships or associations. Under the Mercury-Neptune alignment.. If you’ve been contemplating a change of surroundings. Be alert to educational opportunities. then move forward with renewed confidence. But the latter aspect. over the next four weeks. Bold new beginnings and sweeping changes are in the wind! After five months in retrograde. Look to see what you can re-use or breathe new life into over the next few weeks. in 30° Gemini. Next. Drive with extra care. or for the stock market. a light-hearted sextile between Mercury and Venus promotes harmony between mind and feelings. However. Nevertheless. favoring communications. in 05° Capricorn. while spiritual or metaphysical study can be enlightening. and expand your occupational horizons..
for additional insights. and be the epitome of propriety in order to attain your lofty objectives. teacher. is often a harbinger of mechanical or systems failures so be sure to back-up important computer files beforehand. A revolution in conscious awareness is most definitely in the wind. or astrological studies. and ambition is fueled. then makes a similar aspect to Jupiter on the 13th. It will be interesting to see what transpires concerning the issue of UFO disclosure. Sensitive issues from the past could resurface for resolution. Mars enters Aquarius on the 15th for the next six weeks. The reestablishment of a past personal or professional connection now may have karmic implications. sextiles Uranus on the 12th. career and practical considerations.
The sun sextiles Uranus on the 17th. see where you can expand your intellectual and occupational horizons. perhaps in unconventional ways. Begin a program of metaphysical. Following is a general overview of how the planetary trends for December 2010/ January. and to take full advantage of the power of the Internet. Mercury stations direct late on the 29th (PST. get plenty of rest. a favorable planetary auspices under which to initiate new activities or ventures. as mental processes might tend to be somewhat erratic. Mercury's sextile to Neptune could elicit a moment of awareness that may provide the solution to a problem. in 06° Capricorn. Reports of otherworldly visitations. too. may be in the news around this time. while a yen for travel could prove rewarding. reprising a similar alignment from last June. scientific. Strike a healthy balance between home and business or career needs. Make sure you have all the facts before offering advice or information. so you may need to exercise a greater measure of self-discipline around this juncture. and take extra care while driving. or for the loss of someone special. If you know your rising sign (Ascendant). or other authority figure just now. Duties and responsibilities can seem onerous now. The wise will remain skeptical of proposals or offers that come their way today. Be sure that you can comfortably handle all that you take on during this transit. With the sun in an almost precise sextile to Jupiter. if necessary. read that. Journeys for business. Mars. The first full moon of the year culminates on the 19th. ambitious new business ventures now. in 30° Cancer. Don't expect any favors from your boss. Uranus. as personal confidence levels soar. ushering in a four-week period in which to be more sociable and outgoing. Jupiter enters tropical Aries on the 22nd for its second visit to this ardent. On the 10th. until the 4th. Restructure personal finances to afford both a greater degree of control and a stronger sense of security. An inclination to want to improve the existing order of things. signaling a time to reassess your goals and ambitions during the next four weeks.
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. however. After Mercury enters Capricorn on the 13th (till Feb 3rd) thoughts turn toward more frequently towards business. Are you on target. Seek new ways of financing a pet project. or of oneself. or up to speed with the techniques or technologies that can keep you at the head of the pack? Align with organizations. reprises its connections with Neptune. much creative impetus exists for planning practical. Progressive career opportunities may present themselves.
www. New friendships and progressive connections are also possible now. It may be wise to postpone important decisions or signings for a few days. past or present. It suggests that the collective higher mind is now opening to advanced trends in thought. Keep your assertiveness in check. Constructive artistic work is also supported now. EST). If possible. particularly as Venus is inclining one to have fun. This somewhat heavy aspect can illuminate personality flaws. and domestic responsibilities may be pressing. seek vocational guidance. Move ahead with plans now but with caution. may take hold. A progressive new project on the drawing board could benefit from a blast of creative ingenuity. Just take care not to overextend your resources. as the lunation is in square to Saturn. Action planet. However. 2011 apply to each sun sign. or reorganize your business affairs and finances to increase stability. to a worthy or charitable cause. both also in successoriented Capricorn. and one’s powers of concentration are enhanced. either. as achievement will come through hard work and disciplined effort—is it ever any different? To lift your spirits. and legal affairs are all supported now. so don’t push too hard now. groups or friends who share your objectives. in 18° Libra. now gathering forward momentum through the zodiac after three weeks in retrograde. when intuition and judgement combine well. After three tongue twisting. be discerning. when a total solar eclipse occurs at the new moon. With the lunation book-ended between Mars and Pluto. The sun enters Aquarius on the 20th. fiery sign in less than a year. and Jupiter from December. Seek financial investors for a business venture when Venus sextiles Saturn on the 23rd. when optimism and enthusiasm are greatly heightened. 2010. encouraging us to organize and clarify our goals and objectives. at 27°02' Pisces. The first few days of January are fairly quiet in the heavens. bringing temporary frustrations and impatience. while Mercury aligns in conjunction with Pluto. while mental processes are accelerating. However. you’ll need to be prepared to put in a great deal of effort. there could be an outpouring of love. and possibly money.Down To Earth Astrology
side of life. review your professional or educational ambitions and. This is a planetary pairing that can inspire true genius. do persevere. but the need to take care of business will also be strong. for the next five months. logically challenged weeks. Try not to promise more than you can deliver. meditate on something cheerful or inspiring Mercury. Patience and mental discipline are easier to come by with Mercury here. a great asset to any progressive enterprise. The inclination to take action for what you believe in is strong. its customary vigor and vitality is temporarily constrained by Saturn. though! Communications could prove frustrating as Mercury squares Jupiter on the 11th. Pursuits requiring teamwork are favored. it was also in Aries from June 6th through September 9th. Outdoor activities can be most enjoyable now. With Venus in an almost exact trine to both planets. Communications are now gradually getting back on track. surmount considerable challenges. Avoid making snap decisions.earthstarmag. as there’ll be a tendency towards impatience for a few days.com
The sun squares Saturn also on the 7th. in 14° Capricorn. and in the weeks ahead. Venus moves on into Sagittarius on the 7th (till Feb 4th). could be revealed. Capricorn's ruling planet. also on the 10th. Less than four hours after the lunation/eclipse. A strong sexual stimulus also pervades the ethers. Beliefs and philosophies are more enthusiastically expressed with Jupiter here and zealous behavior will likely abound. perhaps to show where work needs to be done. Cultivate patience. Jupiter and Uranus align in a precise conjunction. so any new venture would do well to include a public educational element. After Saturn stations Retrograde on January 25th. when the flow of vitality we receive from the sun can be restricted by Saturn. foreign investments. When Mars squares Saturn on the 29th. A great time to brainstorm. Mercury’s square to Uranus. early 30th.
which would eliminate some of the ‘weight’ you may carry. while timing may also be a factor in determining the eventual outcome of events. However. In January you feel more adventurous. you are close to a significant breakthrough. from which you can gain new perspectives of your potential. And yet the possibility exists to make ground with your vocational activities. lest you lose the plot and. in terms of your personal affairs. your sign’s ruling planet.Down To Earth Astrology
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Your ambitious. planet of deals and contracts. Don’t let pride—or prejudice—stand in your way now if there are fences yet to mend. feeling encouraged and empowered to open up your life in bold new ways. However. As you contemplate the possibilities for your future. while considerably expanding your sphere of influence. so remain open to their input or guidance. An individual with a great deal of influence and powerful connections may offer you some form of partnership alliance. your work prospects begin to look more promising. pioneering nature comes to the fore in December. so that you feel more free to pursue your objectives.29th. so take heart and keep your eyes on the prize!
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Your creative juices are flowing again. as you may not have all the facts. as your stock in trade rises in value. that would enable you to draw from and build upon your past experience. as your stock in trade increases in value. you may encounter challenges that threaten to upset your plans. more progressive ways. than in participating in frivolous festive frolics. Indeed. lady luck could be your ally now. with your ruling planet. A partner. after what may have been a rather barren patch. unencumbered by elements from your past that may hold you back. which is a time better suited to reviewing your career or educational objectives. and you’re ready to pursue enticing new goals and experiences. Take your time in considering such an arrangement. You may encounter individuals with great wealth or power. so be patient with any delays or changes in plans. as you prepare the groundwork for a bold new venture in the weeks ahead. in retrograde from December 10th . requiring you to think outside of the proverbial box for resolution. Financial tensions will ease a little.earthstarmag. after a period of inactivity. think twice before severing what may have been an important alliance in your haste to blaze new trails. requiring tact and diplomacy on your part.29th. or significant other could be most supportive of your quest. Passions run deep now. However. more information could come to light that might have a bearing on your decision—or theirs. Mercury will be retrograde through the 29th. After the 10th. There’s the possibility of adding to your income too. and reassessing your game plan.
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If you’ve managed to translate your thoughts and bright ideas into actions in recent weeks you can rest assured that you’re in the flow and in sync with the cosmic influences acting through your solar chart. on yourself as well as with others. however.
Constructive changes within your domestic environment could occur during December. Seek clarity of purpose and direction. of late. you’ve got the bit between your teeth. Indeed. when
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www. with the resources to support you in your quest. Mercury. Your past good work or experience could now begin to pay dividends. you’re more concerned with transforming your career prospects in new. and may cloud your better judgement. particularly during the first ten days of the month. while some welcome news could be cause for celebration as the holiday season approaches. With Mercury. Trends in January favor eliminating the unnecessary from your life. Domestic constraints or family responsibilities may also impact this situation. while maintaining your emotional equilibrium. the winter months.com
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As the holidays approach. Your challenge now will be to maintain the momentum you've developed throughout December. along with it. hold promise for professional advancement. in retrograde from December 10th . this is a time to lighten up. as you may have grown increasingly unsettled. don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched. In preparation for enhancing your potential and expanding your professional horizons. Nonetheless. too. a helpful ally. as you bring your creative energies to bear on the matter. Keep the ‘big picture’ in mind. while Mercury is strong in your solar chart. as activities around you quicken. as much healing can come from your outreach. Nonetheless. if you seek greater harmony and flow in your life. as circumstances may be subject to change. will be retrograde from December 10th . To this end. if you remain steadfast in your efforts and sincerity. travels through the upper reaches of your solar chart. who can provide the emotional support you feel you need. you may consider a new professional alliance. You may not have everything your way. In January. there may be challenges to overcome involving a partner or close associate.29th. Nonetheless. and not before time. Sometimes it becomes necessary to get out of your own way in order to make progress. January’s new moon on the 4th in your solar tenth house of worldly attainment could provide the motive force necessary to launch you into a more elevated professional orbit. You’re more inspired to reach out to others.
At last. look carefully to see what may need to be eliminated from your life. Mercury. in general. as Mars. Let those in a position to help you know your aims. associate. so continue to be upbeat and more hopeful about your future prospects. as your ruling planet.
However. overlook some important details or facts.
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You’re primed for action and keen to move forward with projects and activities already underway. favorably aligned with Pluto. don't allow over-optimism to cloud your better judgement.A. indeed. Conscious Life Expo. During January. perhaps in light of recent developments.Down To Earth Astrology
emotional triggers from past experiences conspire to undermine your confidence and good progress. because you never know who might like the tune! Goal setting is favored in December. consider easing back on the throttle a little. when you're keen to make tangible progress towards a cherished professional or educational objective. There’s a very progressive side to your nature that is often overlooked.29th.
Luck is with you now as you pursue career goals. from December 10th . and your return address. Place of Birth (city/country. so too can your expenditures increase. January’s powerful new moon/solar eclipse in your sign on the 4th fuels the fire in your belly. You may feel that it’s your fate to succeed in this endeavor. a measure of good fortune may attend your endeavors in the weeks ahead. your sign’s ruling planet. and formerly program director of the L. while lady luck could bring extra money your way. lest you lose sight of the all-important big picture.
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Your activities for some time now have been focused mainly on adding to your income. with Venus riding high through your solar chart.
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Your Transformational Guide to Joyful Living and Loving By Russell Feingold Utilizing his extensive experience in the fields of healing.
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By Doreen Virtue and Grant Virtue
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“Look! When you said the word angel. The word admiration shows evidence of big radiant energy. health. when the talk-show host had lost a great deal of weight while working with a personal trainer and a personal chef. Sharon had a dream of sitting on a park bench under a tree. then so can I!” Doesn’t that feel expansive and generous? Contrast this with the word jealousy.” the graph looked like a celestial being soaring from heaven. What Oprah discovered was remarkable: those who admired her weight loss had all been subsequently successful with a fitness. love. exclaiming.
hen my son Grant and I were recording a podcast about archangels. The positive words exhibited a much bigger impact. She’d look at others’ nice houses and cars and say. This was in the early 1990s. the negative ones looked tight and constricted. My book Losing Your Pounds of Pain had just
been released. this negative emotion blocked them from emulating Oprah’s healthy habits.com
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. isn’t it wonderful that this person is enjoying success.com. her guests (including me). “Hey! How come that person gets to have fun? How come I can’t have what he or she has?” and “This isn’t fair!” Can you feel the underlying fear within jealousy? No wonder it shows up as a small graph! This very message was demonstrated during one of my appearances on the Oprah television show. Oprah’s staff had collected and divided letters she’d received into two categories: (1) those from viewers who admired her weight loss and said that it inspired them to take up this goal themselves. What we discovered was remarkable: the words we consider positive and feel-good were significantly larger than those considered negative.” Sharon was so consumed with jealousy and loathing for those who had more than she did that she hadn’t noticed that her husband had become withdrawn and moody and her children were unhappy. She told me. which is based upon a belief in lack and limitation. “It’s not fair! I never have enough of anything!” Sharon felt as if she were living in a dark hole of despair and worry. Meanwhile. Conversely. while jealousy shows the opposite. exercise. like light shining radiantly. a woman named Sharon Gartner (a reader of my books who contacted me) found that her smoldering jealousy of her neighbors blocked her from living the lifestyle that she desperately wanted. “My thoughts and words were the shovel digging my way deeper into darkness. Grant and I began experimenting with other words to find literal graphic representations of their meanings. he stopped and pointed to his computer screen. We were astounded by this visual representation of positive and negative utterances! Here was tangible evidence of high and low vibrations within speech. and happiness.
www. Jealousy says. “Wow. the graph made angel wings!” Sure enough. his computer program showed all sorts of shapes representing each word I’d used. since when you admire someone. and Oprah. This makes sense. A sampling of the letter writers from both viewpoints had been flown in to the studio. If he or she can do this. It is published by Hay House (November 2010) and is available at all bookstores or online at: www.The following excerpt is taken from the book ANGEL WORDS: Visual Evidence of How Words Can Be Angels in Your Life by Doreen Virtue and Grant Virtue. you’re affirming that there’s abundance in the world. You’re saying. those who were jealous reported that they hadn’t been able to lose even one pound! Clearly. Nothing seemed to be going right in her family’s life.hayhouse. and weight-loss plan. Their negative mind-sets wouldn’t allow them to follow her positive example. and the audience were discussing the psychology of weight loss and gain. Similarly. And when I said “angel. A man who looked like a hobo sat beside her and handed her a piece of paper. and (2) those expressing jealousy about her accomplishment.earthstarmag. One night.
which simply read: “Let it go.” Sharon awoke with the knowledge that everything would be okay. She started affirming, “I give love and I receive love,” and “I am open to receiving prosperity from expected and unexpected sources.” Sharon now describes her life as wonderful. She and her husband have fallen back in love and feel that they are living their dreams together. Wonderful opportunities come to them daily, and their children are now happy. Why? Sharon says: “It’s because I changed my thinking pattern, guided by those three simple words: Let it go. I now realize that the reason my life wasn’t going well was because my dark, jealous belief was that I wouldn’t have ‘nice things,’ since I thought I wasn’t worthy of having such things. I now live in a constant state of love and joy, with the knowledge that I am only open to receiving all that is good in my world.” When you see someone who seems to have more than you do, you can either say, “Wow, I can do that, too!” or “Why don’t I have that?” Hopefully, the graphs, stories, and discussions in this book will help you choose the former instead of the latter. Angel Words Positive words, like guardian angels, can help you soar into new horizons. The mere act of altering your vocabulary and using life-affirming words can quickly and dramatically change your life in magical ways! I’d always noticed my unpleasant reactions whenever I or others around me engaged in negative discussions. No matter how juicy the gossip, I could feel my stomach tightening in response to talking about others. The same went for fear-based speculations about the earth’s environment or humankind’s future. Looking at the constricted, negative word graphs, it was no wonder why my body feels tense around negative words! Low-vibrational discussions are palpable! In addition to stomach tightening, I notice that my energy and enthusiasm becomes drained. I’m tired and no longer smiling after a negative discussion. I remember a saying that someone wise taught me as a child: “Small
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people talk about other people, average people talk about material things, and great people talk about ideas.” The adage is a bit blunt, but you get the idea. In my books and workshops, I frequently discuss how our positive thoughts attract and create positive life experiences. Most people understand this concept. Putting it into practice is another thing, and is a big part of personal growth. Positive living involves choosing corresponding words, a lesson I learned firsthand many years ago. As a busy mother of two young sons, I rarely had time to think about my own wants or feelings. Mostly I was focused upon keeping my husband happy and attending to my children’s needs. Like many young families, we had financial challenges, and some days I didn’t know how we’d afford our electricity and food. So my mental atmosphere was filled with stress and fear. Somewhere along the line, I was given a book by Norman Vincent Peale called Positive Imaging, about the power of positive thinking. Peale explained how our affirmations need to be filled with gratitude, as if our wishes have already come true. So I created my own affirmations tape filled with my desires, such as “I am a best-selling author,” “I am confident,” “I have a healthy, physically fit body,” “I have wonderful friends,” and so forth. Although these statements initially felt fictitious and false, I faithfully listened to them three times a day. I’d be vacuuming the rug with my earphones on, listening to the affirmations. And somewhere along the line, they sank in! I clearly remember the day when the positive words “clicked”: I was standing in line at the store, patiently waiting to buy food for my family. A man cut in front of me. Previously, I would have silently done nothing, and probably resented the man for usurping my place in line. But the affirmations tape shifted something deep inside of me, and I simply said, “Excuse me, but I was next.” The man turned to look at me as if seeing me for the first time. He apologized, and I took my turn— a huge victory for me personally, in that I stood up for myself, which I hadn’t ever done before. The words on the tape helped me honor and value myself and my time.
From there, magic happened. Everything I’d affirmed came true, in almost miraculous ways. Of course, I had to put human effort into writing the books that eventually became bestsellers, and into the daily exercise and healthy eating that enabled me to have a fit body. But I credit the positive words on those tapes for giving me the confidence and courage to do the work! *** The number one question I’m asked during my workshops, on my radio show, and in my readers’ letters is: “What is my life purpose?” I can heartily say that the graphs within this book hold the answer: your purpose is to speak, think, and write the powerfully positive words that are so abundantly available to you. As a writer, I’ve always found that there’s a positive and a negative way to say the same message. For instance: “You shouldn’t say negative words, as they’ll make you feel bad.” “Saying positive words can help you to feel happy.” Although both sentences convey the same meaning, their energies are completely different. As you read the above two phrases, how did they affect you? Did you notice any muscles tightening or relaxing in response to each? Which sentence feels better to you? Before I submit a new book to my editor at Hay House, I scan for any sentences that can be rewritten in a more positive way. Each time I do so, I can feel the entire manuscript’s energy level being uplifted. When the book consists of sentences that are written in affirmative tenses, its energy practically floats in the clouds! It’s like the old adage about people who view the same glass of water as being half-full or halfempty. Sure, they’re saying the same thing, but who’s having more fun?
Judgment vs. Discernment When I say that a word is negative, I’m not implying that it’s “bad” or “wrong.” That is judgment, which is the ego’s way of labeling and pigeonholing everything. Instead, the word negative is a synonym for low-vibrating. While the ego relies on up-in-the-head judgment to decide whether something is good or bad, the higher self uses discernment, which is a feelingbased way of either being attracted to or repelled by something. Ego uses labels. The higher self employs feelings and the Law of Attraction. As an example, the ego would say that cigarette smoking is bad. The higher self would say that it’s not attracted to cigarette smoking. Which feels better, the ego’s judgment or the higher self’s discernment? As Grant says: “The purpose of this book isn’t to create some sort of verbal tyranny where you have to closely guard your speech. We simply would like to illustrate, in the plainest possible way, that what you say and how you say it can and does have an effect upon you and your environment. The vibrations of your voice go out and have the potential to subtly change everything they come in contact with. “Once you have that critical piece of information, it then becomes your choice to use your words as you see fit. What I’ve learned from the research we’ve conducted in this book is that what I say can directly affect the outcome of any endeavor I am currently working on. I, for one, will certainly strive to ensure my speech is much more positive in the future.”
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What the TSA is NOT Telling You About Full Body Scans
By Dr. Joseph Mercola
he Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), a leading privacy group, has asked a federal appeals court to suspend the U.S. government’s program of introducing fullbody imaging machines at airports. According to the group, the imaging machines constitute a suspicionless search of all airport travelers in an extremely invasive way—so invasive that it violates the reasonable standard contained in the Fourth Amendment. Wired reports:
graphic image of your body, including genitalia and other personal effects like sanitary napkins, the devices are raising privacy and health concerns among frequent travelers and pilots groups alike. The alternative is also causing outrage. Those who opt out of being scanned must now submit to a far more intrusive form of pat-down, and a large number of horror stories have already surfaced, where people of all ages have been humiliated, or worse, during these ‘enhanced’ pat-downs. Are Full-Body Scanners an Invasion of Privacy? Increasing numbers of people are expressing their outrage over being submitted to full-body scanning. Already the U.S. Travel Association has received hundreds of e-mails and phone calls from angry travelers who say they will stop flying until the scanners are no longer in force. The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has also sought a court order to stop the use of the scanners, citing privacy and health risks and calling for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to conduct a public rule-making to assess the safety and security issues. Marc Rotenberg, president of EPIC, wrote on CNN.com: “The courts give the government a great deal of latitude in airports, but it is not unbounded, and the current screening procedures—the digital X-ray cameras called “body scanners” and the genital-groping searches called “pat-downs”—have never been reviewed by a court. Is a court really prepared to say that in the absence
“The constitutional challenge aside, EPIC also charges that the Department of Homeland Security, in rolling out the devices, violated a host of bureaucratic policies requiring public review, including the Administrative Procedures Act. What’s more, the group claims the machines, among other things, violate the federal Video Voyeurism Prevent Act, which protects against capturing improper images that violate one’s privacy.” Further, scientists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) sent a letter to the White House Office of Science and Technology in April warning of potential health risks—including skin cancer—from the scanners, which distribute a dose of radiation to the skin and underlying tissue. Dr. Mercola’s Comments There are about 350 full-body scanners being used in close to 70 U.S. airports, and that number is expected to increase to 1,000 scanners by the end of 2011. Dubbed “naked” scanners because they give a
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then we have already lost the war.000 Fine Making matters even worse. you have no choice but to submit to either.com likening the scanners to a strip search.” According to Jeffrey Goldberg. not to mention bizarre.” the Sun Sentinel reports.” Pilots’ unions for US Airways and American Airlines have also urged their pilots not to submit to Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) screening due to potential health risks and privacy issues. these ‘enhanced’ tactics are purposely designed and intended to be intimidating and humiliating. TSA agents have even been accused of treating young children in such a way that they’d be brought up on child molestation charges had it not occurred in an airport. We are not criminals. has
www. the Republican who will soon be chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. according to the TSA. but doing so means you will be subjected to an “enhanced physical pat-down” during which TSA agents use open hands and fingers to search your body physically. We do not consent to strip searches. once you’re at the security check. in order to stop you from opting out of the scanner! Need to Fly? Submit to Humiliation or Face $11. reports have already surfaced of workers saving such images and using them to humiliate colleagues.of suspicion. and possibly dangerous. with one online group at the Web site WeWontFly. John Mica. including your breasts and genital area.” Airports Can Opt Out of TSA Screenings It’s a little-known fact that airports are not required to use TSA screenings at all.” including having their labia groped without warning. Rep. Previously. such as the one from Tom Sawyer. these search procedures—which the law would otherwise treat as sexual battery—are “reasonable”? … No other country in the world subjects its air travelers to the combination of screening procedures that Americans are being asked to endure. there’s no turning back. recently wrote: “… With the TSA engulfed in controversy and hated by millions of weary and sometimes humiliated travelers. and rightfully so. As Byron York. Grassroots efforts are also underway. virtual or otherwise. a national correspondent for The Atlantic. of the new and enhanced security techniques. We are your customers. Some of the horror stories now emerging are causing a fury. We do not wish to be guinea pigs for new. They say: “We are opposed to the full-body backscatter X-ray airport scanners on grounds of health and privacy. technology. agents would use only the backs of their hands during pat-downs. We will simply stop flying until the porno-scanners are history. or both. chief political correspondent with the Washington Examiner. They can opt-out of such programs altogether—including the body scanners and “enhanced pat-downs” —and hire private screening agencies instead. There are stories of all sorts of inhumane treatment. for example.com. an assertion the TSA denies.” There are also concerns that the images from the scanners could be saved. But if this country is going to sacrifice treating people like human beings in the name of safety. However. Is there no limit to how far TSA agents can go when frisking passengers? Take the case of a female flight attendant who was forced to pull out her prosthetic breast. Should TSA Agents Be Allowed to Sexually Violate Passengers? You can opt out of the full-body scans at this time. is reminding airports that they have a choice. “The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is warning that any would-be commercial airline passenger who enters an airport checkpoint and then refuses to undergo the method of inspection designated by TSA will not be allowed to fly and also will not be permitted to simply leave the airport. Sawyer said: “I am a good American and I want safety for all passengers as much as the next person. one of the authors of the original TSA bill. Several other women have reported feeling shocked by what they call “sexual violations. We will not beg the government anymore. “That person will have to remain on the premises to be questioned by the TSA and possibly by local law enforcement. a bladder cancer sur-
vivor whose urostomy bag was ruptured by an unconcerned TSA agent. leaving him covered in his own urine.000 and possible arrest. Anyone refusing faces fines up to $11.com
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.earthstarmag. Mica. In an interview with MSNBC.
be more careful about the professionalism and courtesy of their employees. Children. a professor at U. skin cancer. “When the TSA was established. USAPA has determined that frequent exposure to TSAoperated scanner devices may subject pilots to significant health risks. and there’s no way to know right now whether such changes would make airport screening any safer or less intrusive. Because the radiation beam from the scanners concentrates on your skin. meaning that each time you are exposed you are adding to your risk of developing cancer. according to John Gofman. I believe it is important that airports across the country consider utilizing the opt-out provision provided by law. head of Columbia University’s center for radiological research. even without heat. if installed at the airport. A host of epidemiological studies have strongly suggested that x-rays and other ionizing radiation are a cause of most types of human cancer. Examples are radiation emitted from radioactive substances in rocks and soil. According to TSA spokesman Greg Soule: “All commercial airports are regulated by TSA whether the actual screening is performed by the TSA officers or private companies. or currently have. may be at increased risk as they are less able to repair the DNA damage caused by the x-ray scan. security contractors must still follow TSA security guidelines. Ionizing radiation creates charged ions by displacing electrons in atoms. However. averaging the dose over the whole body gives an inaccurate picture of the actual harm.earthstarmag. power stations. which projects an X-ray beam onto your body. however. including children and people with gene mutations. David Brenner. it’s an option that many do not realize exist.” Scanners Use Harmful Ionizing Radiation Some of the TSA’s full-body scanners subject your body to small doses of ionizing radiation. Even the U.” Private contractors may. researchers believe the dose may be up to twenty times higher than is being estimated. says the change to a private screening company was approved on Oct. a known cumulative health hazard. Some airports in Florida may ditch TSA. The White House Office responded that the technology had been tested extensively for safety.000 employees.S. compared to TSA. Capt. it was never envisioned that it would become a huge. PhD. the elderly.” Mica writes. Also at high risk
are those who have had. president of the USAPA wrote: “Based on currently available medical information. and radiation from man-made technology such as x-ray machines. cosmic rays of the sun. unwieldy bureaucracy which was soon to grow to 67. Airline Pilots Association (USAPA) recognized the potential risks. potentially leading to skin cancer. Dr. CNN reports. Ionizing radiation’s effects are cumulative. X-rays may even be responsible for most of the deaths from cancer and ischemic heart disease. pregnant women. San Francisco (UCSF) sent a letter to the White House Office of Science and Technology echoing the concern that radiation from the scanners could damage skin and underlying tissue. MD. As WeWontFly.com
. especially from frequent exposure. and administratively top-heavy. Still. According to Larry Dale. and nuclear reactors.com stated: “Backscatter X-ray uses ionizing radiation.” Many airports choose not to hire private screeners out of liability concerns if a terrorist managed to get through. president of the Sanford Airport Authority in Orlando. and those with defective DNA repair mechanisms are considered to be especially susceptible to the type of DNA damage caused by ionizing radiation. also noted that about one in twenty people. “research shows that using a private security screening company would be more efficient and more enjoyable to the public. Since the dosage of radiation from the backscatter X-ray machines is absorbed almost entirely by the skin and tissue directly under the skin. to produce images of passengers’ bodies. Mike Cleary. According to Larry Dale. The TSA sets the security standards that must be followed and includes the use of enhanced pat-downs and imaging technology. C. “As TSA has grown larger. As Mail Online reported. but the scientists noted numerous flaws in the response and are currently preparing a rebuttal.” Airport Scanners May Cause Cancer The other glaring issue posed by the TSA scanners has to do with your health and their use of controversial backscatter technology.recently written to the heads of more than 150 airports nationwide suggesting they opt out of TSA screening. Berkeley and one of the lead-
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www. more impersonal. As CNN reported.” Scientists from the University of California. 5.
Since the radiation doesn’t penetrate far. Further. which is apparently wonderful for identifying explosives in cargo. But REMEMBER you are only getting them because you are going on a flight. Just as it is impossible to get a suntan at night. Fears of Radiation Exposure May Be Overblown It is important to place this radiation exposure risk in its proper perspective. Unlike some other mutagens. and one nuclear medicine expert told me that he is going to opt out of the scan. The issue of whether or not the alternative—being groped and potentially humiliated during an ‘enhanced’ pat-down—is warranted. set into motion by an x-ray photon. can bounce around and cause you irreparable damage. In her article for the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS). That is one THOUSAND times the dose you receive from the scanner. CNN reports: “The risk of harmful radiation exposure from backscatter scans is very small. “the radiation dose is likely the least of the problems with airport screening. But please understand the main point of this article: the REAL health danger is from CT scans. two scientists who recently spoke with CNN point out the potential for backscatter technology to cause fatal skin cancer.earthstarmag. which is believed to radically limit damage from ionizing radiation. mammograms and other medical procedures.D. Jane M. Let’s look at the reported numbers. Ionizing radiation is a uniquely potent mutagen due to its ability to wreak havoc upon your cells and their genetic code. according to David Brenner. Even a single high-speed. namely the use of low-energy backscatter technology. I also take 2 mg of astaxanthin every day. shall we say a billion people per year going through these scanners. the effects of radiation are cumulative. your doctor wouldn’t be allowed to use it. M. That is why there is no safe dose of x-rays. director of the Center for Radiological Research at Columbia University and a professor of radiation biophysics. Nearly everyone forgets that when you fly there is also ionizing radiation exposure. you will avoid virtually all of the radiation when you fly at night. is another issue altogether. high-energy electron. having said that this past year I became aware that the way to reduce your air travel radiation by ninety-nine percent is to fly at night. or even legal. which is FIFTY THOUSAND times the radiation dose of one of
these scans. x-rays have access to the genetic molecules of every one of your internal organs. you could easily be on radiation overload.
www. Orient. If you fly frequently or you’re exposed to other forms of radiation through CT scans. or as far away from noon as practically possible. but if the numbers are accurate you would have to have to have one hundred scans to equal the radiation exposure of one daytime flight. But he said he is concerned about how widely the scanners will be used.02 microsieverts of radiation. which means that every time you walk through an airport scanner. Your cells are unable to repair the very complex genetic damage done by x-rays. Analysis Only Works if We Aren’t Being Lied to Please understand that this calculation and risk proposal is based on the reported radiation levels.com
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. she details what the medical community considers to be the REAL health hazard of full-body scanners. and the cells that go on living have a proliferative advantage—giving rise to the most aggressive cancers. If we are being lied to then all bets are off and we need to reanalyze. Orient explains: “They use an ingenious low-energy backscatter technique. So if you are willing to accept the risk of air travel radiation how could you possibly justify concern about these scanners? However.” according to Dr. Some scientists warn that this effect has not been properly studied. because of inadequate study. Radiation is NOT the Only Health Hazard of Full-Body Scanners That said.ing experts in the world. Some of the mutated cells die. But it does concentrate the dose in the skin. if the organ is within range of the x-ray beam. it wouldn’t affect an unborn baby. In fact on a typical transcontinental flight at 30. you’re adding to your dose. That is why I nearly fly exclusively at night now. You would have to have one scan every day for 136 years to equal the radiation of one CT scan. “If you think of the entire population of.” Likewise. but others do not.000 feet you will be exposed to 20 microsieverts of radiation. Dr. Screening at an airport x-ray scanner produces . and the scanner were an FDA-regulated device that might save your life. I think this much is clear: if you had a deadly disease.
keep hygiene in mind. as hospital personnel must do?” According to eye-witnesses. The probability of dying from radiation from a body scanner and that of being killed in a terror attack are roughly the same. In this case. which are 10..earthstarmag. Rez has independently calculated the radiation doses of backscatter scanners using the images produced by the machines. or join the “We Won’t Fly” campaign.. These are still a factor of ten lower than the probability of dying in any one year from being struck by lightning in the United States. Each time the same person receives a backscatter scan. The TSA says each backscatter scan emits radiation equivalent to just two minutes of cosmic radiation at altitude. . with noon being the worst. Rez estimates each scan produces radiation equivalent to 10 to 20 minutes of flight. Peter Rez. and is a paid consultant for the companies that sell them! As Dr. our legal and civil rights system is being willfully manipulated and trampled for the sake of private and corporate profits.m.com.” Brenner said. he said.” Who Stands to Gain Financially from Full-Body Scanners? As in so many other instances. Orient said in her AAPS article: “… if your doctor had an ownership interest in the scanner. and continue to. Based on his analysis.it’s very likely that some number of those will develop cancer from the radiation from these scanners. do not apply to the influential government cronies who stand to make a fortune from the scanners.” It’s just the latest in a very long line of blatant conflicts of interest and corporate agendas that have. TSA agents do not routinely change gloves between each passenger… So. You can learn the hazardous side effects of OTC Remedies by getting a FREE copy of his latest special report The Dangers of Over the Counter Remedies by going to his Report Page. I sincerely believe the most significant risk you have when flying is due to ionizing radiation but NOT from these scanners. “I came to the conclusion that although low. Skin cancer would likely be the primary concern. which has been shown to virtually eliminate the risk of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.” What Can You do if You’re Planning to Fly? As for the level of health hazard. About one in 30 million. however.
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www. which is carotenoid extracted from a marine algae. If you opt for the pat-down.. a professor of physics at Arizona State University. These anti-kickback laws.” he said. he might go to federal prison for referring you for a scan. the dose was higher than they said. bedbug larvae. . he said.000 feet... “They’re both incredibly unlikely events. The campaign site also lists 24 additional ways you can make your voice heard on this issue. to 5 p.m. I would encourage you to contact your local government officials and state representatives. and all manner of germs by TSA gropers? Do they change gloves and wash their hands between subjects.
Dr.Mercola. the obvious remedy would be to insist the agent puts on a fresh pair of gloves before touching you and your child. If you are unable to fly at night for whatever reason the next best solution I have found is to use the most potent lipid-soluble free radical antioxidant I know of. the former homeland security chief and co-author of the PATRIOT act. It also helps prevent sunburn. Mercola is the founder of the world’s most visited natural health web site.000 times stronger. disagrees. the small risk associated with the low dose of radiation is multiplied by the number of exposures. And just what antioxidant would that be? It is astaxanthin. This is not only helpful for exposure to high-altitude radiation but any radiation from the airport scanner or even CT scans. Orient also brought this issue up in her AAPS article: “… what about the transmission of scabies. We were never meant to be living this high above the ground So what can you do? The simplest solution is to fly at night or at least avoid flying from 8 a. is now the primary promoter of full-body scanners. crab lice. www. but the key is that it needs to be taken for about three weeks before your radiation exposure. Michael Chertoff. As for the humiliation factor that these enhanced TSA security checks present. If you fly at night you can reduce your radiation risk by ninety-nine percent because nearly all of the radiation from the sun is being blocked by the earth. it is from
actually flying at 35. The typical dose is 2 mg.com
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that doesn’t predict very much. already being used in Baltimore and Philadelphia were limited to predictions of murders by and among parolees and offenders on probation. Previous incarnations of the software. and how a crime could possibly be committed and by who. it simply takes datasets and computes possibilities. The Minority Report like pre-crime software has been developed by Richard Berk. criminal records and ages of previous offenders. “When a person goes on probation or parole they are supervised by an officer. by whom and when
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aw enforcement agencies in Washington D. rather than on real life.” Berk also states.
Computers predict what crime will be committed where. have begun to use technology that they say can predict when crimes will be committed and who will commit them. “But what really matters is what that person did as a young individual. If they committed the same crime at age thirty. such as geographical location.
“People assume that if someone murdered then they will murder in the future.C.C.” Critics have urged that the program encourages categorizing individuals on a risk scale via computer mathematics. a professor at the University of Pennsylvania.Pr e-Crime Tec hnolo g y
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. however. for example uses a program called Operation Blue CRUSH. intimating that the program could have a bearing on the length of sentences and/or bail amounts. before they actually happen. If they committed armed robbery at age fourteen that’s a good predictor. The Memphis Police Department. Other forms of pre-crime technology in use or under
www. Other police departments and law agencies across the country have begun to look into and use similar predictive technologies. can predict other future crimes as well. The technology sifts through a database of thousands of crimes and uses algorithms and different variables. The question that officer has to answer is ‘what level of supervision do you provide?’” Berk told ABC News. when.C.. The program operates without any direct evidence that a crime will be committed. the latest version.earthstarmag. According to a report by ABC News. which uses predictive analytics developed by IBM. to come up with predictions of where. to be implemented in Washington D. and that monitoring those people based on such a premise is antithetic to a justice system founded on the premise of the presumption of innocence.
rather than “beyond reasonable doubt”. which uses analytics to scour Twitter accounts.
www. Google and In-Q-Tel have recently injected a sum of up to $10 million each into a company called Recorded
Future. How far towards a literal technological big brother police state will we slip before people wake up to the fact?
Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor at Alex Jones’ Infowars. The idea was that suspects would be put on trial using MI5 or MI6 intelligence of an expected terror attack. blogs and websites for all sorts of information.net.000 people who die every year from flu-related illness. According to Dr. no. as well as other innocuous things like patent filings and product recalls. Those detached from any kind of moral reality will say “If you’ve got nothing to hide then what is the problem with being scanned for pre-crime? If it keeps us all safe from murderers. the CDC announcement explains that the actual death count from flurelated illness has been as low as 3. they do virtually nothing to prevent the flu-related illnesses that are actually responsible for causing death primarily in the elderly. and even neurological brain scanners that can read people’s intentions before they act. thus detecting whether or not a person has “hostile intent”. In fact. which is used to “assemble actual real-time dossiers on people.300 in some years.development include surveillance cameras that can predict when a crime is about to occur and alert police. What we do have evidence of is widespread manipulation of conclusions and spurious notoriety of the studies. which is far
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lower than the statistics used in media talking points. This would be enough to convict if found to be true “on the balance of probabilities”.earthstarmag.S. Published in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. and regular contributor to Prisonplanet. But this fact has not stopped the CDC from now recommending that every person over the age of six months get a flu vaccine. flu vaccinations are not effective at preventing the flu. Recorded Future takes in vast amounts of personal information such as employment changes. Another disturbing possibility for such technology comes in the form of a financial alliance of sorts between Internet search engine giant Google and the investment arm of the CIA and the wider U.com
. health authorities begin their chorus of warnings about the dangers of getting the flu. rapists and terrorists I’m all for it”.com. including entertainment. It is not too far fetched to imagine all these forms of the technology being used together in the future by law enforcement bodies. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham in England. But do flu vaccines even work in the first place? According to two reviews recently published by the Cochrane Foundation.” He goes on to say in a podcast that “we have no reliable evidence on the effects of influenza vaccines on the elderly and health care workers who work with the elderly.” So in summary. According to the CDC. The British government has previously debated introducing pre-crime laws in the name of fighting terrorism. Typically it is not even the flu that kills them. but other illnesses that result at some point after having the flu. it is common to hear about the 36. music and movie releases. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The government even has plans to collect lifelong records on all residents starting at the age of five. intelligence network.” The company describes its analytics as “the ultimate tool for open-source intelligence” and says it can also “predict the future”. As part of their campaign to drum up support for the annual flu vaccine. in order to screen for those who might be more likely to commit crimes in the future.
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very year as flu season approaches. there is no average number of people who die from the flu because the actual count varies significantly from year to year.S. Promotional material also shows categories covering pretty much everything else. Tom Jefferson from the Cochrane Vaccines Field. The vast majority of flu-related deaths occur in people over the age of 65. But is this statistic even accurate? According to a recent announcement from the U. all the hoopla over flu deaths and the need for a flu vaccine are grounded in junk science and faulty statistics. flu vaccines “show
only modest or no effect against influenza and hospitalization from pneumonia. personal education and family relations.
Dear God. whom I had lovingly begun to refer to as “Master. and told him everything.” because his presence felt like an expanded
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www. In conjunction to the new sight I had gained. In my body. after I was finished channeling and returned to my chair. I started to move. really had been heard. I had worked with his sister who had metastatic breast cancer. I began to read his body to him. everyone stopped in their tracks. In fact. I met with this being. the energy he manipulated changed color and shape. He literally glowed in his crimson robes. “Okay. my sight opened again. His kidneys were failing. but also to the tiniest inner workings of his physical being. Every morning. I looked over at the young man who was sitting across from me. I was losing weight and couldn’t sleep. patiently waiting for me. So now what?” I had no clue. and out of desperation. as I spread my hands. “Someone show me what to do!” One morning someone showed up. I began to play with the energy. and there he stood again. An absolutely magnificent holographic being stood right there in front of me. This gift seems to be a natural ability. allowing the energy to flow through
me. His hair was nearly black. Many medical doctors have taken my classes on inter-dimensional healing. It was beautiful and fascinating. and I saw a rainbow. As I watched him. but with some very subtle changes. As I looked at him. One of them actually stood up in front of a class of about thirty people and told them I was better than an MRI. and I had read tiny lesions in her brain. I started talking out loud. When the young man’s dialysis was adjusted to the new protocol. what was happening? I didn’t know for sure. in the middle of my living room. Quickly. for understanding. I opened my eyes. He was grandly and extraordinarily tall. I could feel what was happening in his hands. with very defined features. and since then my first experience. he felt much better. I would say aloud to no one I could see. One day. I centered myself and found the sacred place within me. mimicking him.colored arc flowing from my right hand over my head to my left hand. I was so startled I jumped straight up and straight back.earthstarmag. I’d put on music that had no real melody. Every morning. I did the same thing.The Secret History of
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ne night at group. out of my hands. I was in awe. and the dialysis he was having wasn’t working.com
. but he felt huge and solid. He was almost transparent. And then I got aggravated. too. It was as if I were plugged into an invisible force that never stopped. my vision switched to his insides—not just to his internal organs. inside of me. but I have no idea what to do with it. the energy within my hands began to change shape and change color. so I kept moving and kept working with the energy. He disappeared. I found that the reads would happen spontaneously if someone asked a health question. The being started to move like I had been doing. and it flowed over his shoulders. He was on a transplant list. As time went on. exactly where they were later found. and I’d begin to move. Around the room. for help. This new ability was exciting to me. Spontaneously. somehow explaining that the sodium content and some other things having to do with his dialysis weren’t in the right balance for him. this is beautiful. as if by cosmic appointment. In an effort to get more comfortable. the intense energy in my body was relentless. he glowed seemingly from the inside out. it has expanded. I couldn’t seem to find a trigger switch to let the energy out of me. As I did. I saw it all. around me. but I did know that all of those times I had begged for clarity. The information turned out to be right on.
Weiser Books. Yet he spoke with such a confidence and authority that I couldn’t ignore him. “No!” I firmly told him. “The Effects of Acupuncture on WeightLoss in Over-Weight and Obese Adults Over 24 Years Old. I could see people in the courtyard beyond. Dr.com
. Of those subjects. “Listen. Up the narrow path we climbed until we came to a large opening in the native rock. So I followed. away from my cosmic teacher.
Meg Blackburn Losey. my sense of reality shifted again. It felt like a university of some kind. Metatron. There was a ceremony. Lamadrid has treated thousands of patients with a variety of problems and health conditions. However. “I have work to do. as we were moving together. tip down. and his pants torn at the knees. At the moment the ceremony culminated. My inner vision had changed again and again. His blond hair was tousled. In it were about twenty or so men. As one of the country’s approximately one hundred DAOMs. and I don’t have time for distractions. I found myself walking down a path. but I couldn’t go through it. There was a gate in the arched entrance.” He remained silent. As I walked down the path. in the position of peace. according to the results of a new study to
be presented at the Pacific Symposium in San Diego recently. how humble I felt! Calling him Master seemed insufficient. It was as if I had leaped into another dimension or into some. Being with this Master reminded me of what it must be like to be in the presence of enlightened beings such as the group of Ascended Masters that included Jesus. a doctor of acupuncture and oriental medicine (DAOM). or who—just “Show me. My feet felt glued to the floor. a young boy came to me and said I had to go with him. and he has long suspected that acupuncture assists in weight loss. when he and I would move together. I had to keep practicing.” reports that ninety-five percent of its subjects lost weight in a sixweek period after receiving regular acupuncture treatments. milling about. The groundbreaking study. The kid wouldn’t take no for an answer.com
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ould a few pinpricks make someone thinner? Evidence weighs heavily in favor of that proposition. “Show me. a shallow cave. —Life Extension Daily News
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www. what. Enoch. all in white. growing in its scope and abilities. September 2010. Another man there held a sword.” Never why. almost trite. like a hand-me-down. His white shirt was at least two sizes too big and well worn. it wasn’t until this controlled. scientific study that the Chicago-based expert could positively confirm a more formal hypothesis and the positive conclusions.redwheelweiser. yet I heard in my body that I was supposed to go to him. I did.one else’s dream. is the author of The Secret History of Consciousness.” One day. I wondered what this place was. He looked like a peasant from nineteenth-century Europe. but I wasn’t sure. as if
keeping vigil for something. Ph. and I was at the entrance to a courtyard. It was the entrance to a grotto. Edward Lamadrid. I grew to love these moments.D. Instead of feeling insane.part of that holy place inside of me. but yet there were no other words to describe him. another fifty percent continued to lose
weight after treatments stopped. and others. And all I kept saying was. www.” I said. His presence to me felt like sacredness embodied and oh. He silently beckoned me with his liquid brown eyes. I felt calmer and more centered than I ever had in my life. conducted the study and authored its findings. They were silent.earthstarmag. although I didn’t understand it at the time. and he gave me a gift. my entire sense of reality changed.
Bringing Back The Old Hollywood. Yes. I have produced movies with Christopher Reeve.theoldhollywood.com (note to publishers: if you become an affiliate. We’re in a family room in the year 2023.TheOldHollywood. Abbott and Costello. He also produced such films as Somewhere In Time and What Dreams May Come. Oh. or comedy so crass that it embarrasses us. please connect to www. sweetheart. she did. please use your own link here to www. Frank Sinatra was my “godfather”. and I said “no” to Steven Spielberg. What Woman Want.” “Thanks. I also hired and then fired Nancy Meyers who went on to become the most successful woman director (The Holiday. it has only been cocooned. a genius I’m not. Tom Cruise. Or Not. cynical. I grew up in the Old Hollywood.The Movie Mystic
Fade In. and speaks. It’s up to us. Dad says “Sure. For more information about Bringing Back The Old Hollywood. or the seemingly endless parade of dark. “Can I ask you something?” the daughter responds. and both directed and produced Indigo and the film version of Conversations With God.earthstarmag. So begins my new book. It’s Complicated) in the history of the film business. sits next to them for a moment. Obviously. As the excerpt at the beginning of this column
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. We miss The Old Hollywood even more when today we see the eighth sequel to some mindless action film.com.com
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BRINGING BACK THE OLD HOLLYWOOD
illustrates. or violence so graphic that it numbs our senses. It is a call to action and involvement so that we can truly bring back The Old Hollywood. Red Skelton In my own career.” Mom laughs. What was that like?” Fade Out. or the same formulaic story told over and over again. Spiritualcinemacircle. and Dad’s best friend. and Madonna. Bringing Back The Old Hollywood is a passionate declaration that The Old Hollywood is most definitely not gone forever. Lana Turner. who gave me lessons in honesty. A couple in their early fifties are watching one of their favorite films on Turner Classic Movies as their teenage daughter walks in. soon to emerge in a newer and more dazzling form. new movies will soon become extinct. What’s up?” “It must have been so cool for you guys to have lived during a time when they still actually made new movies every year. nihilistic films that masquerade as “deep” but in actuality make us feel ashamed even to be human. In the book. “You guys are so cute with your old movies. unless something dramatic is done. It’s also not just a metaphor. The spirit of The Old Hollywood is engrained in my soul and in the souls of hundreds of millions of people around the world.com) Bringing Back The Old Hollywood is not just a book that I hope will both amuse and entertain you. Putting the film on pause. truly. Robin Williams. I talk about how The New Hollywood temporarily pushed The Old Hollywood out of the way.
Stephen Simon co-founded www. My father was a producer and director who made movies with stars like Lucille Ball. Like Brigadoon.
People on a spiritual path tend to gain more sensitivity as they develop. The new way is to not simply react when your buttons get pushed—a behavior that perpetuates war. even if I don’t like what you’re doing. It’s about baby steps. Her new book. it’s essential to know your emotional type.
your personality to which you revert.. This skill liberates you from fear and lets you navigate adversity without attacking someone. physician. How can we stay free from absorbing others’ negative emotions? Many sensitive people come to me. If you get mired in the muck of negativity. How can we calmly refrain from retaliating when attacked by a difficult personality? “Emotional vampires” is my term for many difficult people such as criticizers. Judith Orloff
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What is emotional freedom? Emotional freedom is your ability to love by cultivating positive emotions and being able to compassionately witness and transform negative ones. psychiatrist.earthstarmag. Then. Without this knowledge. especially under stress. it’s hard to heal difficult emotional states. losing your cool or being derailed by negativity. the gusher and the rock. we get exhausted or feel ill. synthesizes the pearls of traditional medicine with cutting-edge knowledge of intuition. whether they’re yours or another’s. who have been labeled “overly sensitive. She believes that the future of medicine depends upon integrating all these elements to achieve emotional freedom and total wellness. I believe that. Emotional Freedom: Liberate Yourself from Negative Emotions and Transform Your Life. Because we are so sensitive. With emotional freedom. anxiety and stress and sometimes take them into our bodies. in an overwhelming world. We must ask ourselves: “How do they teach us to communicate with more heart and better boundaries? How can we deal differently with feeling irritated. these people are what I call emotional empaths. My spiritual teacher says we make progress on the spiritual path by beating ourselves up a little bit less each day. you can’t lead a liberated. happy life.” Like me. the empath. These are the filters through which you see the world—the default setting of
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. rather than tormentors. we absorb the energy of others. Practice what I call the namaste effect. Why is compassion crucial to emotional freedom? Unless you have self-compassion. many people dysfunctionally hunker down in their type for decades without examining which aspects do and don’t serve them.” Your victories over emotional vampires are not
www. Each type is determined by inborn temperament. intuitive and New York Times bestselling author. you can choose to react constructively. karma. rather than relinquishing command of the situation when your buttons get pushed. Why do individuals respond to situations in such radically different ways? I’ve defined four emotional types: the intellectual. When a loved one is going through a trying time. narcissists or controllers. is now available.A Conversation with Intuitive Physician and UCLA Psychiatrist
Dr. We sense their fear. controlled or insulted?” The old way is to get nasty or withdraw. energy and spirituality to create a new blend of healing wisdom. They need to learn how to stay centered and be compassionate without becoming an emotional sponge. which is. I say. but centered. victims. “I respect the spirit within you. Because emotional freedom means being able to remain sensitive. let them be our teachers. upbringing and perhaps. as patients and in workshops. being compassionate without judging them is essential.
earthstarmag. Or conversely. We must find inner peace before we can have outer peace. something to get rid of.
excited? When you learn to read your body signals. This perspective changes how you deal with all emotional challenges. and enables you to find out what it’s trying to tell you or where it’s trying to lead you. déjà vu can be a powerful affirmation that you’re doing just what you’re supposed to be doing in the moment. Bringing a déjà vu experience that happens in the context of a relationship into the open energizes it. or write it down. Your body has many ways of getting your attention. do everything possible to overcome fear and worry with faith in goodness. a whole new type of information will be available to you. How to use it in romantic relationships: Instead of thinking it’s strange and then moving on. check in with it. than your conscious thought. Courage or fear is a choice. if you can slow down enough to recognize and listen to your intuitive intelligence. here are five types of intuitive experiences you may encounter. What’s more. rather than catastrophizing the future. Next time you sense your body is trying to alert you to something. Each emotion is a prompt for you to get more in touch with your heart and expand your light.” Déjà vu. in fact. You say emotional freedom offers us opportunities to be heroes in our own lives. or be curious to pursue a really good guy who. Then. you are creating more hope for the world. economic turmoil and natural disasters? Part of emotional freedom is making a vow not to lead a fear-driven life. Body signals. Can emotions serve as a path to spiritual awakenings? It’s necessary to understand these four basic components of emotion. and what they can teach you about your love relationships. It’s not something that just happens to you. My book teaches the tools you need to proactively shift your biochemistry. and reflect on where you are right now. energy and psychology. How to use it in romantic relationships. trying to stay in the moment.
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hen we’re looking for love (or under its intoxicating influence). Are your shoulders tense? Is there a knot in your stomach? Or do you feel energized and
www. then we risk projecting it onto a global sphere. Most commonly referred to as a “gut reaction. With every success. That’s why I consider emotional freedom an inner peace movement. it’s just as important on a collective level. whereas traditional psychiatry often views them more as tormentors. This creates war and massive suffering to our human family. But. and to see the spiritual and psychological meaning of what you’re going through.small—they’re huge. I believe that emotions come to us—even wrenching ones—to spiritually awaken us. don’t let the experience go unremarked. we often miss seeing extraordinary signs and messages that pop up in our daily life to give us clues as to whether we’re on the right track.
What does it take to overcome fear in times of terrorism. unhealthy lovers. as well as your energy. their biology.” Or it might be your hair standing up on the back of your neck when a creep replies to your online dating profile. Would you elaborate? You become a hero in your own life as you learn to use emotions as a chance to become stronger. warn you of danger.com
. doesn’t seem to be your “type. I see difficult emotions as a laboratory for spiritual growth. spirituality. This is when you feel as though you’ve had this exact conversation before with someone—even if it’s someone you’ve just met—or you’ve been to this place before and know what’s around the corner and up ahead. at first blush. or help you understand people and relationship situations in new ways. because if we don’t face the fear and anger in ourselves. That must be a deep desire in your heart. Discuss it with a trusted friend. my emotional freedom affects your emotional freedom and everyone in the world. brighter and more. because it frees you from suffering. However. When it comes to romance. before proceeding ahead willy-nilly into a relationship you’ll regret. think. It could be goosebumps when a date feels just right or says something about you that rings “true. it may be a way of telling you to pause. you may be able to avoid getting involved with destructive. it can reveal truth. acknowledges its significance. From an intuitive standpoint.” your body’s response to the world around you is often instant— quicker. This is critical on a personal level. we are all interconnected. even though that’s impossible.
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From my book Emotional Freedom.
Energetically sensitive people unknowingly avoid romantic partnership because deep down they’re afraid of getting engulfed. For no apparent reason. This is the experience of perfect timing.” Once we empaths learn to set boundaries and negotiate our energetic preferences. this means asserting your personal space needs—the physical and time limits you set with someone so you don’t feel they’re on top of you. but in a different place. you can ask him questions to get him emoting. Why? We tend to intuit and absorb our partner’s energy. too much togetherness can be difficult. wanting a romantic partner. My ideal
www. but. or about where you two might be living in five years. or the computer guy you found in the yellow pages turns out to be someone you had a mad crush on in college. or you feel hostility coming from a person who is smiling at you. Learning to “read” other people’s feelings will improve your romantic relationships. they feel engulfed when coupled. How to use it in romantic relationships: Stay aware and look for synchronicity everywhere. the more likely you are to tap into realities outside of your immediate
setting. for empaths like me. we want companionship. you suddenly sense a person’s deep loneliness. a nerve-wracking. when you can sense your boyfriend had a bad day. or exhausted when we don’t have time to decompress in our own space. may cause us to bolt. or a feeling in your body.” Personally and professionally. each lasting less than a year. Emotional empaths are a species unto themselves. the traditional paradigm for coupling must be redefined. upbringing. anxious. This is when you’re tuned in to an event that’s happening right now. our sensory experience of relationship is the equiv38
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alent of feeling objects with fifty fingers instead of five. Or else. it doesn’t feel safe. perhaps through a discipline like yoga. yet remaining single for years. Most of all. or is tense after talking on the phone to his mom.Synchronicity. Jot down your impressions. empaths can stay perpetually lonely. you think of a long-lost boyfriend. For example. The reason isn’t simply that “there aren’t enough emotionally available people ‘out there. you call your guy at work and ask him to pick up a pizza. If this isn’t understood. at the right time. Or.com
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oneliness gets to some more than others. Your space needs can vary with your situation. paradoxically. Empaths can’t fully experience emotional freedom with another until they do this. We’re super-responders. Such empathetic communication deepens and enhances love partnerships. and then he sends you an email in that instant. Turns out there was a deadly accident on his regular route home. the clearer the messages will become. But why it hangs on isn’t always apparent when read by traditional medical eyes. such as when you’re thinking about a song right when you hear it on the radio. One empath-patient told me. For emotional empaths to be at ease in a relationship. constrictive way to live. This is when you “pick up a vibe” from another person. How to use it in romantic relationships: Being sensitive to other people’s nature is a valuable skill—but it comes with perils. They will come to you in snapshot-life flashes— a taste. “It helps explain why at thirty-two I’ve only had two serious relationships. In my psychiatric practice in Los Angeles and in my workshops I’ve been struck by how many sensitive. Were you meant to bump into this old love? Is the song “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” trying to tell you something about that “bad boy” you’re crazy in lust with at the moment? Seeing beyond. The better you get at tuning in. intimacy becomes possible. Intuitive empathy. as long as you don’t “take on” others’ moods and emotions. so the more conscious you become of your whole body. I’ve discovered that something more is going on. Such moments let you know that you’re in the flow—in the right place. For example. smell. and culture. and become overloaded. pay attention so you can avoid giving him your phone number. sound. How to use it in romantic relationships: Your entire body—not just your brain—acts as an intuitive receiver. See if you can uncover its hidden significance. Or else they’re in relationships but feel constantly fatigued and overwhelmed. Whereas others may thrive on the togetherness of being a couple. for example. empathic people who I call “emotional empaths” come to me. When two people are really “clicking.” such experiences become even more commonplace.’” nor is their burnout “neurotic. such as having intuitive flashes about your lover’s health. If you feel drained after meeting someone at a party. lonely.earthstarmag.
is torture. some empaths never get used to this. If you’re an empath or if the ordinary expectations of coupledom don’t jibe with you practice the following tips. the wrong person will put you down for being “overly sensitive.
Judith Orloff MD is author of the New York Times bestseller Emotional Freedom: Liberate Yourself From Negative Emotions and Transform Your Life (Three Rivers Press. and spirituality. coughing. Even if my partner’s vibes are sublime. videos and more inspiration visit www. scents. With a mate it’s variable. movement can feel intrusive. Breathing room is mandatory. Prospective mates or family members may seem like emotional vampires when you don’t know how to broach the issue of personal space. If sharing a room is the only option. share that you’re a sensitive person. shut away. later I may need to be in a room of my own. 2010). So. One patient told her boyfriend. you may want to have separate space too. Nothing personal. “Out of sight” may make the heart grow fonder. I’ve seen this creative approach to relationships save marriages and make ongoing intimacies feel safe. Whether my companion is romantic or not.” a form of self-care that he supports. Even a brief escape prevents emotional overload. it’s about maintaining well-being if I live with someone. Identifying and communicating yours will prevent you from being bled dry by others. An Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry UCLA. Sleeping together a few nights a week. “I need to disappear into a quiet room for ten minutes at a party. Feeling trapped in bed with someone.distance to keep in public is at least an arm’s length. Tip 2. Once you’re able to articulate your needs. make compromises when possible. The right partner will be understanding. I’m not just being finicky. even for emotional empaths (of all ages) who’ve been lonely and haven’t had a long-term partner before. that you periodically need quiet time.earthstarmag. Separate rooms. not getting a good night’s rest. free articles. Take regular mini-breaks Empaths require private downtime to regroup. Once you can. One boyfriend who truly grasped the concept got me a “Keep Out” sign for my study door! For me. What to say to a potential mate As you’re getting to know someone. Here’s why: conversations. Because non-empaths may feel lonely sleeping alone. Sometimes it’s rapture being wrapped in his arms. Ask yourself. emotional freedom in your relationships is possible. even if it’s a closet? A room divider? Separate bathrooms? Separate houses? I prefer having my own bedroom/office to retreat to. I’ll always have adjoining rooms with my own bathroom. Orloff synthesizes the pearls of traditional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition. even if I’m having fun. DEFINE YOUR PERSONAL SPACE NEEDS Tips for empaths to feel at ease in a relationship Tip 1. Experiment with creative living conditions so your home isn’t a prison. Negotiate your square footage needs You may be thrilled about your beloved until you live together. no matter how caring a mate.com
www. discuss options with your mate. Take a stroll around the block. Then intimacy can flourish. “What space arrangements are optimal?” Having an area to retreat to. Dr. In doctors’ waiting rooms I’ll pile my purse and folders on the seats beside me to keep others away. Tip 5. even if you’ve felt suffocated before.com
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. Retreat for five minutes into the bathroom with the door shut. Clarify your preferred sleep style Traditionally. sometimes I’d rather not sense them even if they’re only hovering near me. With friends it’s about half that. In my medical practice. Tip 4. hanging a sheet as a room divider will help. you’re able to build progressive relationships. For Judith’s workshop schedule. partners sleep in the same bed. Speak up about your preferences. Energy fields blend during sleep. However. they just like their own sleep space. Travel wisely Traveling with someone. You may need to educate others—make clear that this isn’t about not loving them—but get the discussion going. Read in a separate room. upon which the preceeding excerpts are based. Separate beds. Tip 3.drjudithorloff. All of us have an invisible energetic border that sets a comfort level. which can overstimulate empaths. subtle energy. this was a sign of true love.” won’t respect your need. I also can see the beauty of separate wings or adjacent houses if afford-
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This design flaw raises several issues that are rather obvious to serious supplement takers. As you will read.Dietary Supplements Under Attac k
By William Faloon
ear the end of 2008. When these biased stories are launched. four groups of male doctors were given various combinations of vitamin C and/or vitamin E or placebo. D. there were so many flaws in this study that the findings are rendered meaningless. subjects in the vitamin E groups were told to take one 400 IU capsule of synthetic alpha tocopherol every other day. Do You Take Your Vitamins Every Other Day? In the study involving four groups of male doctors. After eight years.com
. we don’t take our vitamins every other day. If one were to rely only on synthetic alpha tocopherol. These kinds of findings did not go unnoticed by the federal government. showed that higher vitamin C intake reduced cardiovascular disease mortality by forty-two percent. stroke. What follows is a slightly modified version of how we responded to these unfounded attacks: In the early 1990s. Regrettably. and E do not prevent heart attack.earthstarmag. Free radicals are constantly being generated in our bodies. and supplement users today seek to take their antioxidants with most meals. The most widely reported study emanated from UCLA. It is ludicrous to think that these study subjects would reduce their vascular risk by taking a modest dose. we posted a rebuttal on the home page of
our website. This led the media to state that consumers should not buy these supplements. there was no
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reported difference in heart attack or stroke incidence among the groups. That means the public only hears conventional medicine’s distorted side of the story. as oxidative damage is generally the greatest after eating. consumers who trust their lives to the mainstream media may fall victim to this latest charade to discredit validated methods to reduce cardiovascular disease risk. the minimum daily dose needed has been shown to exceed 800 IU. who subsequently invested hundreds of millions of dollars in an attempt to ascertain if relatively modest vitamin doses could prevent common agerelated diseases. which evaluated 11. In a recent study used by the media to attack dietary supplements. of a form of vitamin E with inferior antioxidant capacity. several large population studies showed significant reductions in cardiovascular disease in those who consumed vitamin C or vitamin E. the media ran headline news stories claiming that vitamins C. First of all.348 participants over a ten-year period of time. where it was announced that men who took 800 mg a day of vitamin C lived six years longer than those who consumed the recommended daily allowance of 60 mg a day. the media never gives us prior notice to prepare a response. far greater than the 400 IU ingested every other
www. The study. every other day. Within five days. or breast cancer.
000 mg each day. we cannot figure out why they limited their subject’s daily dose to only 500 mg. With vitamin E. Published studies that document vascular benefits in response to vitamin C typically use doses of 1. Pauling compared the high amount of vitamin C naturally synthesized in the bodies of animals that don’t typically die of heart attacks.
We would not expect 100 IU of natural vitamin E a day by itself to reduce vascular disease risk. dl-alpha tocopheryl succinate. it is equal to about 800 IU of synthetic dltocopherol (dl-alpha tocopheryl succinate or acetate). Natural vitamin E is distributed through the body much better than the synthetic form. Synthetic vitamin E will have an “l” after the “d” or allrac. the 400 IU of synthetic alpha tocopherol given every other day equates to only 100 IU a day of the natural form. These carrier proteins only recognize a portion of synthetic vitamin E and ignore the remainder. natural vitamin E is usually stated as the “d” form or RRR. If humans don’t obtain enough vitamin C from external sources. Linus Pauling’s theory was that atherosclerosis is primarily caused by insufficient vitamin C intake. This is not the only flaw of this study. Japanese researchers gave natural or synthetic vitamin E to young women to measure how much vitamin E actually made it into their blood. Serious supplement users normally take 400 IU every day of natural vitamin E along with a plethora of complementary nutrients. Pauling crusaded to educate humans about the need
www. Yet that is the dose given to these study subjects with the expectation that this would produce a reduction in cardiovascular disease. the natural form has proven to be far superior. As it relates to the flawed study claiming that vitamin E does not prevent heart attack. or according to Linus Pauling…slowly suffer atherosclerotic occlusion. Natural Versus Synthetic Vitamin E There was a longstanding debate as to whether natural or synthetic vitamin E is better. Dr.000 to 20. We would not expect 400 IU of synthetic vitamin E taken every other day to produce much of an effect. there are many other flaws in this study that render its conclusions useless. and d-alpha tocopheryl succinate]. vitamin C supplement use exceeding 700 mg/day was significantly associated with a twenty-five percent reduction in coronary heart disease risk. If you are getting 400 IU of natural d-alpha tocopherol (d-alpha tocopheryl succinate or acetate). whereas “d” or “RRR-” signifies natural vitamin E. for example will maintain an ascorbate blood concentration equivalent to ingesting 13. Dr. Remember – “dl” or “all rac-” signifies synthetic vitamin E. Vitamin C Potencies Too Low If all you are going to take to protect against free radical damage is vitamin E and/or vitamin C. however.000 mg to protect against heart attack. The authors of the flawed study alluded to this when they stated: “In a pooled analysis of nine cohorts. then you will need far greater potencies than were given to the study subjects in this flawed study.000 mg of vitamin C.earthstarmag. dl-alpha tocopheryl acetate or all-racalpha-tocopheryl acetate. In fact. It took only 100 mg (149 IU) of natural vitamin E to produce blood levels that required 300 mg (448 IU) of synthetic vitamin E to achieve.com
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. they die acutely from scurvy. and dl-alpha tocopherol]. however. Most studies show that synthetic vitamin E is only half as active in the body as the natural form.[for example.day by the subjects in this poorly designed study.[for example d-alpha tocopheryl acetate or RRR-alpha-tocopheryl acetate. humans lack an internal enzyme needed to manufacture vitamin C in their body. A one hundred-and-fiftypound goat.” Since the doctors who designed this flawed study knew that vitamin C intakes exceeding 700 mg a day significantly reduce heart attack rates. How to Check Vitamin E Labels When checking vitamin labels. For most vitamins.000-6. Two-time Nobel Prize laureate Linus Pauling and his associates advocated daily doses of vitamin C ranging from 10. dalpha tocopherol. Unlike most animals. the only forms available are synthetic. The reason is that specific carrier proteins in the liver selectively bind to natural vitamin E and transport it through the blood to our cells. there is no difference between natural and synthetic. As you will continue to read. for most vitamins.
The 500 mg daily dose of vitamin C given to the subjects of this flawed study was clearly inadequate. Life Extension has long recommended that its members take at least 2. Dr. to attack the value of vitamin C based on a group of doctors who took only 500 mg a day does not make sense. Peroxynitrite promotes LDL protein oxidation. As we noted already. the result is that alpha tocopherol itself can be neutralized in the body by the peroxynitrite free radical.com
. health-conscious people today are able to obtain greater protection against free radicals and enhance the efficacy of the vitamin C without necessarily having to take the mega-doses recommended by Linus Pauling. which reveals the egregious mistake of trying to prevent vascular disease by administering only alpha tocopherol. Peroxynitrite damages arteries because: 1.” The above admission understates the critical importance that gamma tocopherol plays in maintaining arterial health. While alpha tocopherol vitamin E is a classic antioxidant. While alpha tocopherol inhibits LDL lipid peroxidation. the body uses cholesterol to repair the inner lining of arteries. The reason is that alpha tocopherol displaces critically important gamma tocopherol in the body. Alpha Tocopherol Users Need CoQ10 A number of studies document the ability of ubiquinol CoQ10 to protect against LDL oxidation better than alpha tocopherol (and other lipid-soluble antioxidants). The subjects given synthetic alpha tocopherol in this flawed study were not given CoQ10 supplements. This in turn promotes oxidation of the lipid moiety of LDL. PHS II and other prevention trials have used alpha-tocopherol. Pauling and his associates published papers stating that when vitamin C levels are insufficient. In the absence of gamma tocopherol. which can occur when alpha tocopherol is given without gamma tocopherol. when alpha tocopherol is given without gamma tocopherol. Dr. LDL is composed of both lipid and protein parts (moieties). This did not stop the headlinehungry media and many conventional doctors from recommending that aging humans avoid these supplements altogether.
Alpha Tocopherol Displaces Gamma Tocopherol An increasing number of scientists are questioning the wisdom of administering alpha tocopherol vitamin E by itself. Some of these studies show that alpha tocopherol vitamin E can turn into an LDL pro-oxidant unless ubiquinol is also present. Health-conscious individuals should be assured that other nutrients such as lipoic acid and polyphenol plant extracts also block protein and lipid LDL oxidation. Here is a quote directly from the flawed study: “Moreover. These studies help explain the inability of the alpha form of vitamin E by itself to significantly reduce heart attack rates in certain populations. since this amount does not correspond to the doses that scientific studies show are needed to prevent heart attack. thereby depleting the body of the vitamin E needed to protect the lipid (fat) part of LDL against oxidation. While alpha tocopherol helps protect against lipid peroxidation.to take mega-doses of vitamin C. whereas the gamma-tocopherol isomer also may have a role in cardiovascular disease prevention because it has greater efficacy than alphatocopherol to inhibit lipid peroxidation and it may be suppressed in the presence of alpha-tocopherol. a major step on the path towards atherosclerosis. The authors of the flawed study admitted that the failure to include gamma tocopherol may have been a reason that no effect was seen in the alpha tocopherol groups. pomegranate. In a fascinating paradox. As it relates to atherosclerosis. and blueberry.earthstarmag. its free radical-quenching efficacy pales in comparison to polyphenol extracts from green tea. along with potent plant extracts to enhance the biological benefits of ascorbate inside the body. The good news is that most members have been taking CoQ10 supplements since around 1983 (when Life Extension introduced it to the American public) and have thus protected their alpha tocopherol from converting into a pro-oxidant. Based on the superior anti-oxidant properties of plant extracts such as pomegranate. On the flip side. which further explains why there were no reductions in heart attack and stroke risk. Some studies suggest that only gamma tocopherol prevents heart attacks. both LDL lipid and protein oxidation is increased. Peroxynitrite promotes the degradation of alpha tocopherol. gamma tocopherol is needed to protect against oxidation of the protein moiety of LDL.
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www. grape seed.000 mg a day of vitamin C. the dose of vitamin E used in this study was also too low to expect a reduction in vascular disease events. 2. gamma tocopherol is required to neutralize the dangerous peroxynitrite free radical. and oxidation associated with both moieties has been implicated in atherosclerosis. Pauling believed that cholesterol’s involvement in atherosclerosis was a direct result of insufficient vitamin C.
Low blood EPA/DHA 10. Insufficient vitamin D 17. was to use vitamins C and/or E to:
www. Excess fibrinogen 3. One reason is that there is a preferential cellular uptake of gamma tocopherol over alpha tocopherol. The good news is that nutrients that suppress peroxynitrite (like gamma tocopherol and pomegranate) i n c r e a s e endothelial nitric oxide by
blocking the oxidation of tetrahydrobiopterin. Alpha tocopherol plasma levels. A major flaw in this study was expecting low-dose vitamin C and/or E to somehow overcome all of these underlying causes of artery disease. Interestingly. Vitamin E Basics Alpha tocopherol and gamma tocopherol are the two major forms of vitamin E in human plasma. the presence of gamma tocopherol dramatically increases the cellular accumulation of alpha tocopherol. Excess LDL and total cholesterol 5. the progressive decline of nitric oxide in the arterial wall (the endothelium) too often leads to coronary heart attack and stroke. Life Extension researchers identified a critical compound (tetrahydrobiopterin) that is an essential cofactor for the enzyme that synthesizes nitric oxide in the endothelium.com
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. only gamma tocopherol increases endothelial nitric oxide protein expression. Excess insulin 12.earthstarmag.to fourfold higher than that of alpha tocopherol. Excess glucose 6. Excess estrogen (in men) 13. Indeed. Hypertension 9. Excess platelet activity 15. While alpha and gamma tocopherols each perform life-sustaining functions. meaning that more gamma tocopherol is removed from the blood and assimilated into cells. thus depriving the endothelium of the nitric oxide it needs to protect against heart attack and stroke. a diet high in gamma tocopherol-rich walnuts improves endotheliumdependent vasodilation in those with high cholesterol. and precious tetrahydrobiopterin to be oxidized. We spent several hundred thousand dollars trying to develop an affordable way to manufacture this compound as it offered tremendous promise for eradicating atherosclerosis. Excess triglycerides 11. Low testosterone (in men) 2. are about four-fold higher than those of gamma tocopherol. As I will describe next. as outlined by the study’s authors.gamma tocopherol blood concentrations have been reported to be significantly lower in coronary heart disease patients than in healthy control subjects. Nitric oxide deficit (endothelial dysfunction) 16. clinical studies show that supplemental gamma tocopherol enhances platelet endothelial nitric oxide synthase activity. A Hidden Cause of Heart Attack and Stroke Even when all conventional risk factors are controlled. Scientific studies consistently show that gamma tocopherol plays a significant role in modulating intracellular antioxidant defense mechanisms. one would expect gamma tocopherol to be suppressed. peroxynitrite levels to increase. Furthermore. a deficit of nitric oxide in the endothelium is a primary cause of arterial disease. We failed to find an affordable way to make tetrahydrobiopterin. Insufficient vitamin K2 The basis for doing this study. Is it any wonder that this study failed to show vascular disease reduction in those given only alpha (but not gamma) tocopherol? Failing to Account For All Vascular Risk Factors Numerous independent risk factors are associated with the development of atherosclerosis and subsequent heart attack and stroke risk. Low HDL 4. Seven years ago. We know it is impossible for vitamins C and E to overcome these many risk factors. Oxidized LDL 14. The following represents a succinct list of documented vascular disease risk factors: 1. however. Excess homocysteine 8. The dietary intake of gamma toco-pherol is generally two. By administering only alpha tocopherol as was done in the flawed study. Excess C-reactive protein 7. but this did not stop the media from recommending that Americans discard their supplements.
the alpha tocopherol used alone in this study may have increased abnormal platelet aggregation risk. but it may have exacerbated some of the more dangerous ones. may be the most significant flaw to this study. by giving only alpha but not gamma tocopherol. Modify platelet activity and thus reduce thrombotic potential.e. The lack of adherence. there are seventeen documented cardiovascular risk factors. decrease estrogen. Vascular reactivity (another term for endothelial dysfunction). Trap organic free radicals… deactivate excited oxygen molecules… inhibit LDL oxidation 2. or in vivo surrogate markers of oxidative stress. Even more troubling is the method used to track who was really taking their supplements. No one in the mainstream media bothered to report this. Modify vascular reactivity… prevent tissue damage 3. i. As far as platelet activity and thrombotic potential (abnormal clotting inside a blood vessel) are concerned. Yet only three of these risk factors are what formed the basis for conducting this low-dose vitamin C and/or E clinical trial. or provide cardioprotective EPA/DHA and vitamin D. one might ex p e c t increased LDL oxidation and impaired endothelial function. Not only did it not correct for the major causes of vascular disease. as we have already shown. At the end of the study. As one can clearly see on the previous page. homocysteine. None of What I Wrote So Far May Really Matter You have just learned why low-dose vitamin C and/or E supplementation would not be expected to reduce heart attack and stroke risk. or any of the other flaws that jumped out at us. Gamma tocopherol suppresses the peroxynitrite radical that oxidizes both LDL protein and the tetrahydrobiopterin that is needed to produce endothelial nitric oxide. For instance. Instead. this study was designed to fail. Shocking Deficiencies of Vitamin E The media used this horrifically flawed study as a basis to steer Americans away from vitamin C and E
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www. On the contrary. Vitamins C and E in any dose are not going to increase testosterone. twenty-eight percent of the study subjects admitted they had not even taken sixty-six percent of their low-dose vitamin C and/or E supplements. LDL oxidation 2. the media’s message was don’t waste your money on vitamin C or E pills. there are five additional risk factors that would not be corrected. It turns out that a significant number of the study subjects (who were all medical doctors) who were supposed to take the vitamin C and/or E supplements did not take their pills. Platelet activity and thrombotic potential 3. fibrinogen. or glucose. I have saved the biggest shocker for last.com
. By displacing gamma tocopherol.earthstarmag. Relying upon participants’ memory and recollection over a lengthy time period of many years is a rather pathetic way of ensuring adherence. From everything we know today. Yet when the calculations for heart attack or stroke incidence were made.1. those who took as little as sixty-six percent of their low-dose vitamin C and/or E supplements were counted as having taken the entire dose.. gamma tocopherol is significantly more potent than alpha tocopherol in inhibiting platelet aggregation that
can lead to a heart attack or stroke. Failing to Account For All Vascular Risk Factors For every one mechanism the study’s authors proposed might enable low-dose vitamin C and/or synthetic vitamin E to work. The three most important risk factors the authors of the flawed study expected to favorably influence with vitamins C and E were: 1. the fact that a significant percentage of the study participants were not even taking their vitamins. That’s because alpha tocopherol displaces gamma tocopherol in the body. compliance by plasma antioxidant analysis. and renders the authors’ socalled “sensitivity analysis” meaningless. Many supplement users who are taking the right form and dose of their vitamin C and E nutrients may believe the media’s biased reporting. vitamins C and E in these low doses are not going to reduce C-reactive protein. Participants were asked to remember and track supplement usage for over eight years’ time without any verification of actual pill counts.
These neurological symptoms do not develop for ten to twenty years. Life Extension has long argued that the billions of advertising dollars spent by pharmaceutical companies influences media bias against dietary supplements. yet even this minute amount is not found in the diets of the vast majority of people. the same news sources reported that very high doses of the statin drug Crestor® reduced heart attack rates by fifty-four percent in healthy people who had high C-reactive protein levels. demand for expensive pharmaceutical agents is diminished. In
www. This means that most Americans require a vitamin E supplement to avoid a chronic deficiency. but this important fact was conveniently left out of the news stories. The researchers concluded that increased pharmaceutical advertising is associated with the publication of fewer articles about dietary supplements and more articles with conclusions that dietary supplements are unsafe. 3. A major reason why many conventional doctors are
biased against dietary supplements is that the journals they read seldom publish the favorable studies.supplements. It seems more than a coincidence that mainstream medical journals publish negative editorials against dietary supplements at times of the year that garner the most media coverage.earthstarmag. The analysis revealed that: 1. when the media was primed to sensationalize any story that would attract viewers for their all important “sweeps week. It’s as if all of the previous positive published studies disappeared overnight. The percentage of articles concluding that dietary supplements were ineffective was almost twice as high (fifty percent) among journals with more pharmaceutical ads than among those with fewer pharmaceutical ads (twenty-seven percent). What was omitted is the fact that ninety-two percent of American men and ninety-eight percent of American women do not consume the recommended dietary allowance of vitamin E in their diet.005). The timing of the release of this horrendously flawed vitamin C and E study could not have been more perfect for pharmaceutical interests. Just think. The percentage of major articles concluding that dietary supplements were unsafe was four percent in journals with the fewest pharmaceutical ads and sixtyseven percent among those with the most pharmaceutical ads (P < 0. This is a time in between holidays. and few people are on vacation. Financial analysts predict a windfall for the makers of Crestor® based on this widely distributed report. It is thus in the financial interest of pharmaceutical companies to encourage negative studies to be published in influential medical journals. The federal government says Americans need 15 milligrams per day of vitamin E. Dietary supplements compete directly against prescription drugs in many disease categories. The television networks consider this their most important “sweeps week” as it provides the most accurate measurement of their ratings. When dietary supplements are properly used to prevent disease. 2. as it takes time for free radicals to inflict nerve damage in the absence of sufficient vitamin E. Conventional medicine says that severe vitamin E deficiency results mainly in neuro-logical symptoms such as impaired balance and coordination and muscle weakness. uneducated consumers read on the same day that vitamins C and E are worthless and an expensive statin drug performs miracles. Journals with the most pharmaceutical ads published significantly fewer major articles about dietary supplements per issue than journals with the fewest pharmaceutical ads (P < 0.001). This latest study reveals that drug money may also be corrupting medical journals that have a significant impact on professional and public opinion. It came out less than one week after the November elections. when winter is setting in. A Media Coup for Pharmaceutical Companies The optimal moment of the year to get your message to the masses is the second week of November.” On the very same day the m e d i a launched its attack on vitamins C and E.com
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. Does Drug Money Influence How Medical Journals Report on Dietary Supplements? A group of statistical researchers investigated the relationship between pharmaceutical advertising and articles regarding dietary supplements in medical journals. The reality is that chronic vitamin E deficiency adversely impacts virtually every cell of the body.
retrospect. readers can gain access to scientific information that is interpreted in the context of what health-conscious people are really doing to protect themselves against age-related diseases. so the pharmaceutical company had nothing to lose. possibly because they contain high amounts of antioxi-dant vitamins. drug companies. So all this study did was help confirm what vitamin D experts have been saying for over five years now. which may combat cell damage. most participants in the active or placebo group failed to achieve even the minimal blood concentrations of vitamin D that other studies document are needed to protect against breast cancer. including vitamin E.lef. www. according to the study in the October 23. 2006 issue of the journal Neurology. A study of almost 2. Scores on short term memory and other mental function tests among those who ate more veg-etables were similar to results seen in people five years younger. and if the study failed. Media Also Attacks Vitamin D Not content to bash only vitamins C and E. living in the Chicago area found those who said they ate more than two servings of vegetables each day showed forty percent less mental decline on cognitive tests than those
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who reported eating little or no vegetables. In other words. kale and collard greens.
Reprinted with permission from Life Extension Magazine.” This story was based on a study of women who received only 400 IU a day of supplemental vitamin D.000 IU of vitamin D a day is required… not the 400 IU used in this study.org
Vegetables Are Brain Food
ating vegetables may help keep your brain "young" and may slow down the mental decline that sometimes comes with aging. aged sixty-five and up. Through the Life Extension Foundation. It had a high probability of a successful outcome. As more Americans fall ill to degenerative disease.e. the FDA. Crestor® was never approved to lower C-reactive protein or be used in this population group. Don’t Be a Victim of This Flawed Propaganda It is in the economic interests of drug companies to steer Americans away from healthier lifestyles and dietary supplements. the media the very next day in November 2008 ran a headline story stating that “Supplements don’t reduce breast cancer risk.. which ren-
dered the findings meaningless even if the proper dose had been given. The major flaw in this study is that participants in the active and placebo group were allowed to take vitamin D outside the study. As has been reported for years in this and other health publications. However.earthstarmag. The result is the promulgation of policies that cause Americans to be deprived of effective. a minimum of 800 IU to 1.000 IU and higher is required. conducting a study only on people with high C-reactive protein (but not particularly high LDL) was a brilliant marketing strategy. i. To reduce breast cancer risk by around fifty percent. The most beneficial vegetables included green leafy vegetables including spinach. and the media to discourage the public from following healthier lifestyles. low-cost means of protecting themselves against age-related disease. a “serving” of vegetables equaled about a half-cup (or one cup if the vegetable was a raw leafy green like spinach or kale). drug company profits increase exponentially.000 men and women. 400 IU a day of vitamin D is clearly inadequate. The fact that the media made this study headline news is regrettable because only about twenty percent of the study population achieved a 25-hydroxyvitamin D blood result at the minimum level required to prevent breast cancer (approximately 30 ng/mL or higher). a daily dose of 1. —Food & Fitness Advisor
the study. We don’t believe most people have to purchase expensive brand name drugs like Crestor®. You also learn how this information is distorted by the government.com
. the study did not look at whether any of the participants developed Alzheimer’s disease. as generic simvastatin (name brand Zocor®) or pravastatin (name brand Pravachol®) can provide similar benefit at a fraction of the price. We at Life Extension have long warned about the vascular dangers of elevated C-reactive protein and even recommended statin drugs if natural approaches fail to reduce C-reactive protein. and other federal agencies. Enormous amounts of pharmaceutical dollars are spent influencing Congress.
000 years ago and created humans by genetic engineering of female apes.In Memoriam
Zecharia Sitchin (1920 . Sitchin combined archaeology. . ancient texts.com
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. One of a handful of scholars able to read the Sumerian cuneiform tablets. and the history. Zecharia Sitchin promoted the idea that a “12th planet” called Nibiru swings past Earth every three thousands years or so.
Since 1976. cure your cancers . archaeology. passed away on the morning of October 9th. Sitchin’s final quest was to find proof positive of the Anunnaki’s existance in antiquity. A graduate of the University of London and a journalist and editor in Israel for many years. to retell the history and prehistory of mankind. This excerpt from his last book.earthstarmag.2010)
he internationally acclaimed author and researcher. What was it. His trailblazing books that introduced to readers around the world ideas based on the assumption that ancient myths are not myths at all but rather. whose trailblazing books introduced to readers worldwide the subjects of Nibiru. and the Bible with the latest scientific discoveries. and culture of the Near East.600 years—arrived on Earth some 450. Mankind’s Alien Origins—The Evidence. . Zecharia Sitchin was born in Russia and raised in Palestine. suggests that he may have succeeded:
“Ah. This 12th planet. . his first one. These aliens crossed their DNA with the native hominids of the time. celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of its publication. see that I am not of your planet! Find out the difference. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages. the Old Testament. and the ancient evidence for mankind’s origins. historical and scientific texts. genetically. he lived in New York City. known as Anunnaki in Sumerian scriptures and the Nephilim that were mentioned in the Bible.”
www. if only one of the Anunnaki were still around. He was distinguished by his ability to read and translate Sumerian and other ancient languages. through the grace of Fate and the professionalism of dedicated archaeologists. If only! But. The 12th Planet. 2010. a chap or lass whose being one of them Nibiruans would be unquestionable. which orbits our Sun every 3. is the home of a group of aliens. Sitchin posited that ancient Sumerian clay tablets reveal that gods from another planet—Nibiru. such evidence—a physical body of an Anunnaki—does exist. at the age of 90. an oft-quoted classic.Puabi. . . that the ‘gods’ deliberately held back from us? Maybe the Creator of All wished the Goddess Who Never Left to stay so that we finally find the answer. and had a comprehensive knowledge of modern and ancient Hebrew and other Semitic and European languages. decipher my genome. discover the secret of longevity. who would roll up their sleeve and say: Test my DNA. He suggested that ancient Yeti and other hairy hominoids are evidence of these unions. Zecharia Sitchin. he said. the Anunnaki. creating mankind as we know it. It is the skeletal remains of Nin.
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the post office would absolutely go out of business. Over forty percent of the music purchased today is “catalog items. I said the same thing about downloading music
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from iTunes. It’s the lack of innovative new music being given a chance to get to the people who would like to hear it.earthstarmag. and the video documentary. check out the book. Greed and corruption is the problem. Amazon. Fed Ex. This is also true on the live concert circuit. Appetite for SelfDestruction by Steve Knopper. The rise in mobile Internet devices and e-readers has caused all the newspaper and magazine publishers to form an alliance. The same thing will happen with books. They are so deeply in financial trouble that there is probably no way to sustain it long term. But. The Book. The Newspaper. Whether these changes are good or bad depends in part on how we adapt to them. Get ready to imagine a world without the post office. All the cell phone companies will let you call customers using the same cell provider for no charge against your minutes 6. Before the Music Dies. 5. 4. This plays right into the death of the post office If you never paid your bills by mail and never received them by mail. To explore this fascinating and disturbing topic further. 2. Music. and you forget that you’re holding a gadget instead of a book. 3. But you are paying double charges for that extra service. It costs the financial system billions of dollars a year to process checks. As for reading the paper online. The Check. The Post Office. The music industry is dying a slow death. and the major cell phone companies to develop a model for paid subscription services. and UPS have just about wiped out the minimum revenue needed to keep the post office alive. Not just because of illegal downloading. The younger generation simply doesn’t read the newspaper. This is one of the saddest parts of the change story.com
. You say you will never give up the physical book that you hold in your hand and turn the literal pages. can’t wait to see what happens next. They have met with Apple. The record labels and the radio conglomerates are simply self-destructing.
www. I wanted my hard copy CD. Unless you have a large family and make a lot of local calls. Most people keep it simply because they’ve always had it.THE D E -I NDUSTRIALIZATION
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hanges Are Coming. Email. get ready to pay for it. ready or not. The Land Line Telephone. you don’t need it anymore. you find that you are lost in the story. You can browse a bookstore online and even read a preview chapter before you buy. But I quickly changed my mind when I discovered that I could get albums for half the price without ever leaving home to get the latest music. Britain is already laying the groundwork to do away with checks by 2018. And think of the convenience! Once you start flicking your fingers on the screen instead of the book.” meaning traditional music that the public is familiar with. That may go the way of the milkman and the laundry man. Older established artists. They certainly don’t subscribe to a daily delivered print edition. Plastic cards and online transactions will lead to the eventual demise of the check. Most of your mail every day is junk mail and bills. And the price is less than half that of a real book. here they come
It’s been gone for a long time anyway. If the deindustrialization of America continues at this current pace. They may simply reside in “the cloud. but we may not actually own them in the future. your habit is put into a zillion profiles. Not just because of the economy. Prime time shows have degenerated down to lower than the lowest common denominator. grab a book from the shelf. I say good riddance to most of it. it would be privacy.
www. But you can be sure that 24/7. Cable rates are skyrocketing and commercials run about every four minutes and thirty seconds. People are watching TV and movies streamed from their computers. But sadly. take this article and print it out and hand it to them. Television. 8. Let the people choose what they want to watch online and through Netflix.7. And they’re playing games and doing lots of other things that take up the time that used to be spent watching TV. but Americans sure do consume more than anyone else in the world. but the current state of affairs is not anywhere close to sustainable. It was America that was at the forefront of the industrial revolution. Again and again. Windows. you can access your music or your books. But. “They” know who you are and where you are. There are cameras on the street. what possible kind of a future are we going to be leaving to our children? Any great nation throughout history has been great at making things. The United States has become a nation that consumes everything in sight and yet produces increasingly little. The “Things” That You Own. music. or open up a CD case and pull out the insert. All great economic empires eventually become fat and lazy and squander the great wealth that their forefathers have left them. will you actually own any of this “stuff” or will it all be able to disappear at any moment in a big “Poof?” Will most of the things in our lives be disposable and whimsical? It makes you want to run to the closet and pull out that photo album. most Americans do not have any idea what is going on around them. Every single month America goes into more debt and every single month America gets poorer. and your ads will change to reflect those habits. Tens of thousands of factories have left the United States in the past decade alone Millions upon millions of manufacturing jobs have been lost in the same time period.
19 Facts About The Deindustrialization of America That Will Blow Your Mind The United States is rapidly becoming the very first “post-industrial” nation on the globe. Do you know what our biggest export is today? Waste paper. Microsoft. woman and child in the country. and you can always re-install it if need be. So if the United States continues to allow its manufacturing base to erode at a staggering pace how in the world can the U. right down to the GPS coordinates. Many of the very possessions that we used to own are still in our lives. Perhaps what they will read below will shock them badly enough to awaken them from their slumber. Google.S. in most of the buildings. or your whatever from any laptop or handheld device. but the pace at which America is accomplishing this is absolutely amazing. If you click an icon. Today that is no longer true.” That means that when you turn on a computer. Revenues to the networks are down dramatically. and the Google Street View. And “They” will try to get you to buy something else. So. and the Mac OS will be tied straight into the Internet. And you may pay a monthly subscription fee to the cloud provider. and even built into your computer and cell phone. That’s gone. Privacy. But now we are witnessing the deindustrialization of America. it will open something in the Internet cloud. it will be saved to the cloud. If you save something. Yes. It was America that showed the world how to mass produce everything from automobiles to televisions to airplanes. Apple. But all of that is changing. movies. continue to consider itself to be a great nation? We have created the biggest debt bubble in the history of the world in an effort to maintain a very high standard of living. the Internet will be built into the operating system. trash is the number one thing that we ship out to the rest of the world as we voraciously blow our money on whatever the rest of the world wants to sell to us The United States has become bloated and spoiled and our economy is now just a shadow of what it once was. and Google are all finishing up their latest “cloud services. That’s the good news. and documents. If there ever was a concept that we can look back on nostalgically. Your software is on a CD or DVD. It’s time for the cable companies to be put out of our misery. For people like that.earthstarmag. In this virtual world.com
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. It was the great American manufacturing base that crushed Germany and Japan in World War II. So what happens when the debt bubble pops? The deindustrialization of the United States should be a top concern for every man.” Today your computer has a hard drive and you store your pictures. Once upon a time America could literally out produce the rest of the world combined. 9. If you buy something.
between 1999 and 2008 employment at the foreign affiliates of U. #14 In 2001. the U. trade deficit with China had risen 18% compared to the same time period a year ago. Paul.S. Approximately 900 jobs will be lost. very serious problem on our hands? How many more trillions of dollars are going to leave the country before we realize that we are losing wealth at a pace that is killing our economy? How many once great manufacturing cities are going to become rotting war zones like Detroit before we understand that we are committing national economic suicide? The de-industrialization of America is a national crisis.S. #15 Manufacturing employment in the U. About 75% of those factories employed over 500 people when they were still in operation. #12 In the United States today. #7 The United States has lost a total of about 5.90 on Chinese goods for every $1 that the Chinese spend on goods from the United States. North Carolina in November. In 2008. parent companies increased an astounding 30% to 10. manufacturing facility in Winston-Salem. #2 Dell Inc. #10 Ford Motor Company recently announced the closure of a factory that produces the Ford Ranger in St.earthstarmag..com
. #16 Printed circuit boards are used in tens of thousands of different products. So how many tens of thousands more factories do we need to lose before we do something about it? How many millions more Americans are going to become unemployed before we all admit that we have a very. #6 As of the end of July. #1 The United States has lost approximately 42. #5 According to a new study conducted by the Economic Policy Institute. #19 The U.S.S. Minnesota. computer industry is actually lower in 2010 than it was in 1975. economic output. it represented 11..S. economy will lose over half a million jobs this year alone..1 million. less than twelve million Americans worked in manufacturing.S.S. It needs to be treated like one. the United States ranked fourth in the world in per capita broadband Internet use. has announced plans to dramatically expand its operations in China with an investment of over $100 billion over the next decade. 1.S. #3 Dell has announced that it will be closing its last large U. Asia now produces 84% of them worldwide.5%. #9 In 1959.S.The following are 19 facts about the deindustrialization of America that will blow your mind. U. #4 In 2008. #18 One prominent economist is projecting that the Chinese economy will be three times larger than the U. employment at American multinational corporations declined 8% to 21.2 billion cell phones were sold worldwide. manufacturing represented 28 percent of U.5 million manufacturing jobs since October 2000.1 million.400 factories since 2001. The last time less
than twelve million Americans were employed in manufacturing was in 1941. #17 The United States spends approximately $3. the U. consumption accounts for 70% of GDP Of this 70%. if the U. #13 The United States has lost a whopping 32% of its manufacturing jobs since the year 2000.6 million Americans are now living in poverty and according to them that is the highest number of poor Americans in the 51 years that records have been kept. one of America’s largest manufacturers of computers. #11 As of the end of 2009. Approximately 750 good paying middle class jobs are going to be lost because making Ford Rangers in Minnesota does not fit in with Ford’s new “global” manufacturing strategy. #8 According to Tax Notes. Today it ranks 15th.
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www. During that exact same time period.S. trade deficit with China continues to increase at its current rate. economy by the year 2040.. So how many of them were manufactured inside the United States? Zero. over half is spent on services. Census Bureau says that 43.
000 from Nasa. telling him such a mission could be done for $10 billion. He said said: ‘His response was.” Worden said at ‘Long Conversation. has received £1million funding to start work on the project. ‘We also hope to inveigle some billionaires to form a Hundred Year Starship fund. .’ He added: ‘The human space program is now really aimed at settling other worlds.’ an event in San Francisco. knowing they could never come home.’ Worden said he has discussed the potential price tag
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. NASA Ames Director Pete Worden revealed that one of NASA’s main research centres. ‘You heard it here. Twenty years ago you had to whisper that in dark bars and get fired.com
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ASA is planning an audacious mission to send a manned spacecraft on a one-way trip to permanently settle on other planets. Ames Research Centre.The Hundred Years Starship
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The ambitious idea is known as the Hundred Years Starship and would send astronauts to colonise planets like Mars.earthstarmag.
but the first step in establishing a permanent human presence on the planet. but An artist’s impression of a Mars base manned by astronauts which has nowadays being who would have to learn to be self-sufficient replaced with a culture of safety ing to get a little argument over the price. say that the envision sending four volunteer astronauts on the first mission to permanently colonise Mars. Mars’ moons first.com
. lands. scientifically and politically.’ The astronauts would be sent supplies from Earth on a regular basis but they would be expected to become selfsufficient on the red planet’s surface as soon as possible. from Columbus to Amundsen. One day humans could be working alongside the robotic probe ‘Nevertheless.’ Schulze-Makuch and Paul Davies. scientists Dirk lihood that they would perish in the attempt. where scientists can do extensive But they argue that these first inhabitants of Mars telerobotics exploration of the planet. to attain it would require not only major international cooperation. settlers of North America—travelling to a distant land. The strategy of one-way missions brings this goal within technological and financial feasibility. in the knowledge that there was a significant likeWriting in the Journal of Cosmology. while not embarking on their voyresearch found that a one-way human mission to Mars is ages with the intention of staying at their destination. but a return to the exploration spirit and risktaking ethos of the great period of Earth exploration. NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Spirit work on the planet’s surface. They say: There are many reasons why a human colony
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www. face and would never be able to return home due to cost They say: ‘Explorers such as Columbus. News of the Hundred Years Starship comes as new Scott and Amundsen.knowing that they will never return home. technologically feasible and would be a cheaper option nevertheless took huge personal risks to explore new than bringing astronauts back.’ Worden also suggested that new technologies such They admit that the mission would come with ‘ethias synthetic biology and alterations to the human cal considerations’ with the general public feeling that genome could also be explored ahead of the mission. Astronauts would be marooned on the planet’s sur.earthstarmag. Frobisher. They write: ‘A one-way human mission to Mars would not be a fixed duration project as in the Apollo program. He claims that would be going in much the same spirit as the first white humans could be on Mars’ moons by 2030.’ and political correctness. the Martian pioneers had been abandoned to their fate or And he said that he believed the mission should visit sacrificed.on Mars is a desirable goal.
there have been absolutely no scientific studies demonstrating that the new quadruple vaccine is any more effective than the single-dose vaccine. if the single-dose vaccine was working as advertised. then it would be 100% effective and there would be no need for a double.com
. People who enjoy playing Russian Roulette with their health will no doubt line up to be injected. triple or quadrupledose vaccine.earthstarmag. The target for this quadruple vaccine injection? Senior citizens. are they going to recommend a ten times the potency flu shot? Seriously. there aren’t any scientific studies that prove this year’s seasonal flu vaccine is effective in any way whatsoever at preventing the flu.
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www. It’s all just based on “wishful thinking” combined with massive flu shot propaganda. The science has simply never been done.. The FDA reportedly approved the new vaccine in April even though no scientific tests have ever been done to show it reduces flu symptoms. They’re about what makes the most money. Come to think of it. and taking the quadruple super vaccine is just a quadruple crap shoot. now that the quadruple-dose vaccine is available.. the regular single-dose vaccine “isn’t good enough.Quadruple-Dose Seasonal Flu “Super” Vaccine Now Being Aggressively Pushed Onto Senior Citizens
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he vaccine industry has now decided that injecting senior citizens with the “standard” vaccine dose just isn’t working.” So all that propaganda about “get a flu shot and you won’t get the flu” just turns out to be marketing quackery. This new quadruple flu shot is being sold at about twice the price of a regular flu shot. Pseudoscientific Quackery Check out the derision of those pushing this vaccine. But all of a sudden. because what you really need is a quadruple shot now!
Forget the single dose. Then again. at what point do these vaccine pushers ever stop to consider that maybe the vaccine approach just doesn’t work? More Money With Higher Profit Flu Shots Of course. Taking a flu vaccine is a crap shoot. of course—the very people most likely to suffer the most serious side effects from a vaccine overdose. It’s no longer strong enough for you. really?) So now they’ve decided the way to make it work better is to offer a quadruple viral potency vaccine that packs 400% more viral fragments into one toxic shot. flu shots have never been about what works in the first place. (Gee. Meanwhile. since when did vaccines have anything to do with real science in the first place? Why Do People Need A Quadruple Vaccine All of A Sudden? What’s especially entertaining about all this is that the FDA’s approval of this quadruple potency vaccine is a blatant admission that single-dose vaccines just don’t work! Obviously. So where does this end? When they realize the quadruple shot isn’t working either (because seasonal flu vaccines just scientifically do not work on at least 99% of the people).
so you should ensure that you take all of them. 0. A 2004 clinical study conducted by researchers at Tokyo’s Nippon Medical School showed that a topical gel treatment containing vitamins A. explains Lisa Drayer in The Beauty Diet: Looking Great Has Never Been So Delicious. adding years to your appearance or making you look haggard or unhealthy. get the high dose.The LA Times reports that Dr Mobeen Rathore. She writes that you can reverse this deficiency by adding foods rich in vitamin K to your diet. There are a number of different natural remedies for dark under eye circles—such as vitamins. contained 2% vitamin K.” And there you have it: They don’t really care which flu shot you take as long as you’re injecting yourself with something. Your Health Is in Your Kitchen. “If you’re somebody who has a reaction from the low-dose vaccine. The very last thing our modern medical racket wants is for senior citizens to figure out how to protect their own health without relying on chemical interventions. C. Vitamins can be used topically or orally to get rid of dark circles The Mayo Clinic recommends getting rid of your dark circles by applying a vitamin-rich cream. —Natural News
lthough the dark circles under the eyes may not cause any serious health problem. In their book. Pay attention to what they’re NOT telling you about the flu: Doctors. wheat. Place the pumpkin slices over your under-eye area for a few minutes each day. they explain that this vitamin helps to minimize the appearance of under-eye circles that may result from poor blood flow beneath the eyes In her book. oat-
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www. which result in dark circles under the eyes. Tanushree Podder. What makes pumpkin effective? Pumpkin contains Vitamins A.1% vitamin C and 0. C. These include brown rice. Or if there’s nothing else available except the high-dose vaccine. wild salmon (B3). The gel. Water retention often causes puffy eyes. which was applied twice a day. alfalfa. they are often a cause of great cosmetic concern. eggs. and milk. liver. Amparo Salvador and Alberto Chisvert report that dermatologists have recently discovered that Vitamin K is effective at getting rid of dark circles under the eyes. The most important thing is: Get the vaccine. sweet potatoes. Gwenyfar notes that dark circles are among the more visible symptoms of a Vitamin K deficiency. cornmeal. Foods rich in the various vitamins are walnuts (Vitamins B1 and B7).earthstarmag. FDA officials and CDC quacks will never admit that the best way to prevent the flu is to take vitamin D3 supplements. But if you’ve
been taking the vaccine for years and have no reaction. The different B vitamins work together.com
. cancer clinic profits and hospital visits by seniors—and they’re the bread and butter of sick-care industry profits. It has been scientifically shown to be many times more effective than a vaccine shot. recommends treating your dark circles with slices of pumpkin. get the high-dose vaccine. Walnuts. K and E had moderately effective results in reducing dark circles. So why isn’t there a big push for quadruple-dose vitamin D supplementation for senior citizens? Because. B vitamins help to reduce water retention. Analysis of Cosmetic Products. soybeans. said. spinach (B9). which help to reverse the effect of the dark circles. It doesn’t matter which one.1% retinol (Vitamin A). in her book
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meal. then I would stick with the low-dose. and K.
earthstarmag. BMW’s new 7-series hybrid should differentiate itself by providing extra oomph (442 lb-ft of torque will be on tap). Audi Q5 hybrid Release Date: 2011 Powertrain: Hybrid Why It’s Important: Audi hasn’t been quick to debut hybrid systems in their vehicles. which runs on electric power most of the time until a small gas or diesel engine starts to support long-distance driving).com
. BMW 7-series hybrid Release Date: 2010 Powertrain: Hybrid Why It’s Important: Unsatisfied with Lexus (and the forthcoming Fisker Karma) owning the luxury hybrid sedan space. said to get 230 mpg. This Q5 could be their way of testing the water by putting their toe in the water. Honda CR-Z hybrid Release Date: 2010 Powertrain: Hybrid
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hat’s coming in hybrid and electric vehicles over the next few years? The market for electricity-sippers is expected to boom over the coming 12-24 months. Buick “Baby Enclave” Release Date: 2011 Powertrain: Plug-in hybrid Why It’s Important: If
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Could you be driving an electric or hybrid in the next few years? Chevrolet Volt Release Date: 2011 Powertrain: Plug-in electric with rangeextender fuel engine Why It’s Important: GM’s “moonshot” is the ultra high-mile Chevy Volt plug-in electric vehicle. If GM pulls this off they could reclaim the green mantle from Toyota. with options ranging from hybrid vehicles (think of the Toyota Prius for an example) to plug-in hybrid vehicles (those that get a little extra “juice” from your wall outlet for more electric range) to pure electric vehicles (like Nissan’s Leaf. choosing mostly to stick to diesels.
Why It’s Important: Honda’s well of fun little sports cars runs deep and the CR-Z clearly brings up memories of the light and fantastic (and fuel-sippin’) CRX hatchback. running only on electric power with no tailpipe emissions) to range-extender electric vehicles (think of GM’s Chevy Volt. Add a hybrid system and they might have found a new formula for the hatchback crowd.
making this new Buick an exciting one to watch. Of course. That’s not a typo.5-liter V6 a trusy battery pack.earthstarmag. That the Karma will be one of the first plug-in electric vehicles available on the market. in some circles it just might be. it should have about a year on its own before the major manufacturers start competing with it head on. the S400 can boast about more than just its MercedesBenz badge on its hood. Mercedes-Benz ML450 hybrid Release Date: Late 2009 Powertrain: Hybrid Why It’s Important: With a 3. Expect it to come to market in a year or so in limited markets.8 miles or up to 34 mph on battery power alone (take that. in others. The idea of a 370Z hybrid is something along the lines of pure speculation at this point.
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www. the money to pay for such a luxury). 2010 Prius). mostly in the west. For now. the Leaf is still just a prototype. Expect the Cayenne hybrid to carry a premium price tag and something near 25 MPG. luxury vehicles have an easier time being green: their buyers can afford to absorb the costs of their systems. the ML450 hybrid can go 1. not so much. but we do know Nissan and Infiniti are working on their own hybrid system and internal plans continue to look into its use on the famous Z sports car.000 that is still out of reach for many buyers. Nissan Leaf Release Date: Late 2010 or early 2011 Powertrain: Plug-in electric Why It’s Important: Nissan claims the Leaf will have a fuel equivalent of 367 miles per gallon.com
. though. the Honda Insight. no doubt. but at about $20. creating a wave of new hybrid owners. Fisker Karma Release Date: Late 2009 Powertrain: Plug-in electric with rangeextender fuel engine Why It’s Important: Arguably one of the most beautiful new designs on the road. Right now the cheapest hybrid on the market is the Fit’s older brother. Nissan 370Z hybrid Release Date: Possibly never Powertrain: Hybrid Why It’s Important: A hybrid sports car? Isn’t this blasphemy? Well.Buick is truly going to become a great American brand again. Mercedes-Benz S400 hybrid Release Date: 2010
Powertrain: Hybrid Why It’s Important: At 29 miles per gallon combined. they need to start innovating. Porsche Cayenne hybrid Release Date: 2011 Powertrain: Hybrid Why It’s Important: Porsche has big plans for its big truck and it’s no secret that many of its buyers have interest in hybrid powertrains (and. This system should use the same running gear as the 230-mpg Chevy Volt. the Karma should do for the nascent Fisker brand what all great cars do: garner maximum attention. Honda Fit hybrid Release Date: 2010 Powertrain: Hybrid Why It’s Important: The Fit could become one of the cheapest hybrids on the market today.
cattle and land. floods and other natural phenomena. carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from vehicles and human industrial activity is leading to “more and more hot extremes and worse unprecedented extremes. a climate scientist at Monash University in Melbourne. at that) in their famous wagon lineup. Since luxury sedan buyers now expect hybrids as part of an options package. cyclic effects from variations in solar activity. Volvo V70 hybrid Release Date: 2012 or beyond Powertrain: Plug-in hybrid Why It’s Important: Volvo is expected to launch its hybrid system (a plug-in one. Toyota says that plug-in hybrid versions of its Prius hatchback are averaging 65 miles per gallon in real-world testing. or both). Still others. Kansas cattle deaths and flooding in Pakistan are among the many struggles currently being faced by nations around the world. point to the sun’s normal cyclic rise and fall in activity as the instigator of alleged global warming. and that the time is now to push for climate legislation.” He and others believe global talks must continue to address practical ways to deal with CO2 emissions. others point to climate change as the culprit. and say that climate legislation will only serve to further erode personal freedom and national sovereignty.earthstarmag. Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid Release Date: 2011 Powertrain: Plug-in hybrid Why It’s Important: A Prius is already a hybrid that gets 50 mpg. Australia.
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xtreme weather conditions across the globe are destroying crops.
Weather extremes have put a heavy strain on food production. though. Russian wheat crop failures. The V70 has long been a Volvo classic (think of old 240 Volvo station wagons from the 80s and 90s) and the company’s first hybrid system makes sense to launch here first. According to Neville Nicholls. as nations struggle through things like droughts. meaning it will travel on electric power up to 70 miles per hour.Porsche Panamera hybrid Release Date: 2011 Powertrain: Hybrid Why It’s Important: Porsche is now making a sedan called the Panamera. And while some say that these occurrences are natural. which could lead to skyrocketing food prices like the ones seen back in 2007 and 2008 when food was in short supply due to similar events. And according to a recent Reuters article. many are calling for further talks and agreements to be made about climate change legislation as a solution to the problem. Porsche will feature a parallel hybrid system (meaning it can drive under electric power. gasoline power. There are also rumors that Volvo is launching a hybrid or electric version of its small C30 hatchback. but why are these extreme weather conditions occurring in the first place? This is a question many are asking as they work to cope with the destruction and seek a solution. making it even more efficient.com
. but Toyota is readying a plug-in hybrid version of the car. —NaturalNews
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www. too. it’s expected to go on sale in October of 2009.
“I see the promise as going much beyond that. The initial program will use one of the Swiss firm’s established drugs taken by transplant patients to avoid organ rejection. he hopes to expand the “smart pill” concept to other types of medicine and use the wealth of biometric information the Proteus chip can collect. California. Instead. Longer-term.Mundel
said the initial project was focused on ensuring that patients took drugs at the right time and got the dose they needed—a key issue for people after kidney and other transplant operations.” Mundel told the Reuters Health Summit in New York. when treatment frequently needs adjustment. A bigger issue may be what checks should be put in place to protect patients’ personal medical data as it is transmitted from inside their bodies by wireless and Bluetooth. believes the concept can be applied to many other pills. from heart rate and temperature to body movement. at least in Europe. putting it ahead of rivals. Novartis agreed in January to spend $24 million to secure access to chip-in-a-pill technology developed by privately owned Proteus Biomedical of Redwood City. But . “The regulators all like the concept and have been very encouraging. to check that drugs are working properly. it aims to do socalled bioequivalence tests to show they are the same as the original. But Trevor Mundel. The biotech start-up’s ingestible chips are activated by stomach acid and send information to a small patch worn on the patient’s which can transmit data to a smartphone or send it over the Internet to a doctor. bringing the concept of “smart-pill” technology a step closer. Because the tiny chips are added to existing drugs. “We are taking forward this transplant drug with a chip and we hope within the next eighteen months to have something that we will be able to submit to the regulators.. they want to understand how we are going to solve the data privacy issues.com
.earthstarmag. A technology that ensures a patient takes his or her medicine and checks that it is working properly should deliver better outcomes and justify a higher price tag.
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Your Medicine is Watching You
By Ben Hirschler
ovartis AG plans to seek regulatory approval within eighteen months for a pioneering tablet containing an embedded microchip. global head of development.” he added.” Mundel said. Novartis does not expect to have to conduct full-scale clinical trials to prove the new products work.
to my knowledge. “Novartis does not expect to have to conduct full-scale clinical trials to prove the new products work. one of the largest drug companies in the world.earthstarmag.. the embedded microchip begins sensing its environment and broadcasting data to a receiver warn by the patient. Once activated by stomach acid. “Instead.com
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. It all sounds good on the surface. Microchips are not food. and there isn’t room for much of a CPU or power source inside these tiny microchips. California. are toxic to the human body and should never be eaten. I very much doubt the data being broadcast by the microchips in these pills will be encrypted because encryption requires real processing power. The microchip technology is being licensed from Proteus Biomedical of Redwood City. meaning it needs to have a very small battery or capacitor of some sort.” But I have a question: What chemicals or heavy metals are contained in the microchip itself? A
microchip that transmits data obviously must have a power source.. They could then theoretically decode that data and use it to determine what health condition that customer might be suffering and then push competing generic pharmaceuticals as a replacement.B i g P h a r m a to Begin
M i c r o c h i p p i n g Drugs
by Mike Adams
he age of pharmaceutical microchipping is now upon us. suppose a local pharmacy store installs a microchip signal detector in their main door entrance in order to track people who are broadcasting medication data. Novartis AG. Novartis plans to start microchipping its organ transplant anti-rejection drugs and then potentially expand microchipping to other pharmaceuticals in its product lineup. then obviously that information can be picked up by anything nearby. especially if you’re swallowing several microchips per day. This could be used to violate your privacy by sharing that data with other government agencies or it could even be sold off to third-party marketing companies. For example. If these microchips are broadcasting information. it aims to do so-called bioequivalence tests to show they are the same as the original. Government agents could carry “pharma microchip scanners” that determine what pills you’re taking right now. Novartis apparently isn’t planning on conducting any clinical trials that might take into account the safety issues of swallowing microchips. The best laid plans. but NaturalNews readers no doubt have lots of skeptical questions about this technology. This receiver is also a transmitter that can send the data over the internet to a doctor. and to swallow them seems risky to your health. including potentially unscrupulous individuals or organizations that might put it to a nefarious use.” reports Reuters. The idea behind all this is to create “smart pills” that can sense what’s happening in the body and deliver that information to the patient’s doctor. This same technology could soon end up in pills made by other drug companies. too. The materials used in capacitors and batteries. Most likely. For starters. Data privacy Another huge concern with microchips that transmit data is data privacy. has announced a plan to begin embedding microchips in medications to create “smart pill” technology. they are going to
you might be arrested under suspicion of “driving while medicated. and can then determine whether you’re broadcasting medication data.earthstarmag.” Another reason not to take meds There are clearly a lot of unanswered questions and even some potential risks involved in taking microchipped pharmaceuticals. and yet virtually nothing is being done to combat this problem of “medicated drivers. regular exercise and the avoidance of all man-made (synthetic) chemicals. (You could probably make one in your garage from electronic parts purchased at Radio Shack. For some people. holistic lifestyle based on nutritious. but that’s another story. They invite you in for an interview and quietly scan for drug broadcast data. I don’t necessarily agree with this use of the technology. Coming soon: Police drug scanners and employer drug scanners Now. The problem is actually far worse than drunk drivers. Choose a healthy. obviously. too. Cops. waits two seconds. microchipped subject of the medical industry that wants to turn your body into a chemical profit center. The fact that drugs will soon be microchipped is yet another good reason to find more holistic ways to take care of your health.broadcast raw signal data that can be detected and decoded quite easily. The age of microchipping people and microchipping medications is now upon us. this could provide a simple.com
. privacy issues may be the biggest factor of all. the very idea that there is a microchip inside your body that’s broadcasting data might get you flagged as a possible terrorist by the TSA. anyone?). half the reason they can’t remember to take their pills is because many pharmaceuticals damage cognitive function.” It’s a way to make sure repeat sales happen on a regular basis. organic foods. and you most likely won’t ever need pharmaceuticals for your entire life. It’s even easier than a breathalyzer test because it requires no action on the part of the test subject.) This might be very useful for employers who don’t want to hire people taking medications. This is especially true when considering those pharmaceuticals that are harmful to human health—and we all know the pharmaceutical market is full of pills that have later been found to be extremely dangerous or even deadly (Vioxx.” With employers right now drowning in health insurance costs. Don’t become a trackable. and most NaturalNews readers avoid them. Of course. traceable.
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www. Now this is a use I actually do agree with. and they calmly tell you the interview is over and “we’ll get back to you. Today’s roadways are filled with mentally impaired drivers who
are doped up on medications. In this context. too. A red light tells them you’re broadcasting medication data.) If people taking medications are broadcasting that fact through all the little microchips they swallow. microchipping the pills benefits the drug companies. not necessarily the patients. Drug companies lose billions of dollars a year (in their minds) from patients not remembering to take their pills. which would then proceed to finger your genitals and palm your breasts as part of their new “enhanced pat-down” groping technique. I’m just saying this is one way in which it is likely to be used by employers to screen out employees who are on medications. then scanning for the presence of medications is simple. there may be one interesting side effect to all this: Employers who are interviewing potential job candidates might be able to buy (or make) simple drug scanning devices that detect the presence of a pharmaceutical microchip broadcast signal. easy way for corporations to avoid taking on anyone who might create a cost burden on their health insurance plans (from their point of view). you can only imagine what Big Brother will do with any medication data you might be broadcasting from inside your body. Remember to take your meds But the really scary part about these microchipped medications is that this technology will be used to make sure people are taking their medication. In the marketing business. In fact. At that point. this is called a “continuity program. So this smart-pill microchip technology will likely be used to track what pills patients have taken so that they can be “gently reminded” to take more pills they may have forgotten. because who wants to broadcast the fact that they’re taking meds in the first place? I don’t take any pharmaceuticals. Given what the TSA is doing right now with naked body scanners. could use a similar scanning device to determine if a driver at the scene of an accident might be medication impaired. Don’t bet your life (and your privacy) on Big Pharma’s pills. The cop just presses a button.” (Most people don’t even know the problem exists. The best way to avoid all this risk is to simply eat your veggies and drink your superfoods. by the way.