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November 05, 2014

RIP friend.

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There are numerous folks throughout the years who have worked behind the scenes as well to keep the broadcast going, let’s remember some of them as well because many have since passed on while others have just gotten older.  Many of these taken from his scrapbook, some wrote Veritas, some you’ve heard on the broacast and some were just nice…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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VNS and CAJI/IS Exclusive – 18Oct14 – Questions About Ebola Reporting

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VNS and CAJI/IS Exclusive

18Oct14

Questions about Ebola Reporting

By Art Smith

The current Ebola outbreak is worrying many people for a good reason. There are concerns we will see outbreaks in the United States because it seems not much is being done to stop the spread of disease. There have been many inconsistencies and strange things when watching the coverage of Ebola, raising questions about what is really going on and how safe are we really.

We get conflicting and constantly changing information from the media and public officials about mode of transmission and many other issues related to Ebola. We have seen reports and pictures of Ebola victims in West Africa, but they raise questions, at least in some people. In the final stages of Ebola there is supposed to be massive bleeding, boils and lesions on the skin, which we don’t see on hardly any of the people shown who are claimed to be in the final stage.1, 2

Did you hear about Ebola victims coming back to life? There is a video of an Ebola victim who seems to come back to life, but on closer inspection the whole story seems incredible and staged. The Ebola victim is on the ground, covered in some blankets and the workers are trying to move his body when he moves and they react in surprise that he is alive. The camera zooms in and we can see only his arm, which again has no signs of bleeding, boils, or lesions anywhere. While most of his body is still covered in blankets, the workers take him to an ambulance to get treatment.3

We need to think carefully about what we are seeing and what we’re told before taking any actions incited by panic or fear, which the media is trying to stir. The inconsistencies in what we are told show that we are definitely not being told the entire truth. The inconsistencies in the pictures show that they may be staged for the cameras and the American public. However, this does not mean that everything is fine in Africa or that there is no Ebola outbreak or that there won’t be one here, just that we are being lied to and manipulated once again.

There are reports of a man trying to put powder into a well of drinking water in West Africa. After he was caught and questioned, he stated that he was paid to put formaldehyde into the well and that there are others doing the same. He also claimed that mineral water companies are involved and selling poisoned water that produces Ebola-like symptoms. According to state radio, at least ten people have died from drinking poisoned water. There are also reports of people dressed as nurses distributing so-called “Ebola vaccines” which give people Ebola-like symptoms, cause coma, and are fatal. This has driven citizens to chase away “vaccine peddlers.” The county officials have condemned the acts of poisoning but urged the citizens not to doubt the existence of Ebola.4

What are we to make of all this along with the evolving conflicting guidelines and information? First, I highly recommend reading a great article examining the similarities between the 1976 swine flu and the Ebola coverage by the media at Health Impact News. It is quite educational in explaining public health policy and the effects of a strong media campaign hyping up the threat of swine flu and pushing for mass vaccination. (More people died from the ill effects of vaccination than swine flu). It also offers sensible suggestions on how to respond to the news about Ebola.

“Similarities between the 1976 Swine Flu Hoax and Ebola?”

http://healthimpactnews.com/2014/similarities-between-1976-swine-flu-hoax-and-ebola/

If you’re not already prepared to shelter in place for some time, now would be a great time to do so. Buy whatever medical supplies you think are reasonable and affordable. Expect some shortages in medical supplies and possibly others if panic starts spreading. Learn about natural antivirals like herbs and colloidal silver and try to improve your health and immune system before exposure to any infection. Educate yourself on the dangers of vaccination and respect the rights and wishes of those who oppose vaccines. The likely coming Ebola vaccine will probably be rushed fast to market and no one knows what effects it will have. Think carefully before taking drastic actions out of fear, especially fear fanned from the media.

 

Sources:

1)   “Desperation Grows in the Ebola Zone.” by Elizabeth Cohen and Jen Christensen. CNN, September 23, 2014 http://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/22/health/ebola-disease-liberia/

2)   “Bizarre Photos of the 2014 Ebola Campaign.” Truth Sector News. September 15, 2014

http://truthsector.net/2014/09/15/bizarre-photos-of-the-2014-ebola-campaign/

3)   “Shock Video: Man Thought to Be Dead from Ebola Wakes up.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITV7uDp21zc

4)   “Breaking: Formaldehyde in Water Allegedly Causing Ebola-like Symptoms.” Liberian Observer. August 2, 2014

http://liberianobserver.com/security/breaking-formaldeyde-water-allegedly-causing-ebola-symptoms

Some websites to inspect

PANDA Unite

Solutions Institute

 

CAJI/IS and VNS Exclusive – How to Ensure Your Immune System is Working

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How to Ensure Your Immune System is Working
by Art Smith

Considering the recent headlines, it seems like there is no better time than now to make sure your immune system is working properly. It appears we have reached a high potential for disease outbreaks and epidemics from the constant flow of illegal immigrants, to scientists recreating deadly viruses from the past in labs with lacking security, to the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in Africa. We also rely on our immune system daily to keep us healthy from the more mundane germs lurking around us. Most people’s immune systems today are not functioning at their optimal level due to poor diets, processed foods, widespread nutrient deficiencies, and genetically modified organisms in our foods. Due to soil depletion, even with a good, healthy diet, we still cannot get all the nutrients we need for our body to function properly.  In this article we will look at some ways to support the immune system so it can better cope with the threat of disease.

Almost everyone knows vitamin C is needed for the immune system and to ward off infections. The question is how much and how well is that vitamin C pill absorbed and what else is in that pill. Many supplements and vitamins are now made in China and may be contaminated with toxic substances and thus more harmful than helpful. According to The Seattle Times, 90% of the vitamin C sold in the United States comes from China. There is no rule requiring to label the country of origin so there is no way for consumers to know this just by looking at the bottle.  The main areas where Chinese vitamins are manufactured are also the most polluted in the world, and taking them will not improve health but may even cause harm. (1)  In general concerning supplements and multivitamins, most of the cheaper versions available at drug stores are synthetic and may not be absorbed well by the body but end up stressing the kidneys. Whole food vitamins and supplements, marketed as the healthier option, may contain yeast, bacteria, and genetically modified organisms, which also ends up being more harmful than helpful. When choosing supplements, one has to be careful about where they come from, what they contain, and research different brands and options. Obtaining vitamins from healthy food sources is the best and safest option. (2)

Dr. Russell Blaylock is a highly respected researcher and author on various health topics. He gave an interesting lecture on surviving a pandemic or bioterrorism that is available on YouTube. According to him, the seriousness of any potential infection depends a lot on the person’s nutrition and general health with nutrition status being the most important factor. Those who have pre-existing conditions, the very young, elderly, and pregnant women are at highest risk for suffering from a serious infection in an epidemic. He expressed strong doubt that vaccines would help curb an epidemic, but rather claims they will be destructive. He is also pessimistic on the ability of medical personnel to cope with a widespread pandemic or disaster scenario. Dr. Blaylock states that hospitals usually work at a 95% capacity and in the case of an epidemic or influx of a large number of patients it would be impossible to admit everyone who needs help.  In order to cope with the potential of an epidemic or bioterrorism, Dr. Blaylock recommends improving nutrition and strengthening the immune system. He recommends supplementing with garlic extract, zinc, and curcumin to improve immune function. He also speaks highly of beta 1,3 glucan for immune modulation and its ability to change the mortality rate in case of a pandemic or radiation exposure. However, he states most beta glucan supplements sold are not pure or of good quality except for a few rare exceptions. He also recommends vitamins C and E and magnesium for immune restoration. (3)

The late Dr. Christopher from The School of Natural Healing designed the Anti-Plague Formula to deal with plagues and epidemics like swine flu. It is still sold today under the name of Supper Garlic Immune Formula. He recommended taking 1 teaspoon 3 times a day to strengthen the immune system. If infected with the flu, he recommended taking 1 tablespoon every half hour.  It is in liquid form and will keep well for a long time. Reportedly, it does not taste good but if it prevents or fights off a serious infection, that is what matters. (4)

The health detectives at Health Wyze have also written several articles on nutrition, supplementation, and the importance of a healthy immune system. They recommend taking zinc daily due to its importance for immune function. Zinc boosts the immune system, helps fight infections, and shortens their severity and duration. They also recommend zinc as being vital for all pregnant women due to its ability to prevent birth defects. Zinc gluconate, zinc citrate, and zinc oroate are the best forms of zinc to take for proper absorption. They advise against taking zinc sulfate and zinc oxide due to poor absorption and also zinc oxide because it may cause or contribute to cancer. Zinc supplements should never be taken on an empty stomach because that can lead to nausea and stomach cramping, which can be severe. In order to absorb zinc properly the body also needs copper. (5) However, due to dangerous side effects from copper supplementation and the fact that it is very easy to overdose, the only form of copper supplementation they recommend is in the form of concentrated chlorophyll extract, which will also help oxygenate the body, work to prevent cancer, and improve immune system function. (6)

Selenium is also essential for immune function. Animal studies have shown that low levels of selenium in the diet lead to many diseases also associated with a deficiency of vitamin E. Selenium influences the immune system in several ways. One of them is the action on neutrophils, which kill invading pathogen cells. Selenium deficiency does not affect the number of neutrophils present, but it compromises their function and ability to kill the pathogen. Studies showed that this can be reversed with selenium supplementation. (7)  

In his book Fight for Your Health Byron Richards devotes a chapter to the dangers of genetically modified organisms used in our food. He states that GMO food is present in 70% of processed and packaged foods in supermarkets and it is not labeled. A viral infection may be exacerbated in a person who eats GMO food. The full extent of this is not fully known and there is potential for great harm and the creation of super viruses and super flus. The main GMO crops are soy, corn, cotton, and canola oil. (8) Corn and soy are commonly used to produce packaged foods. High-fructose corn syrup is used to sweeten many beverages and foods. It usually contains genetically modified organisms as do many fast foods. (9) We can take steps to at least limit the highly suspect foods and processed foods in order to reduce exposure to GMO foods.  This will avoid the exacerbation of any infection and other detrimental effects on health.

The ideas above are just a few factors to consider to build a healthier immune system. This will in turn improve our overall energy, health and resistance to diseases, from the common cold and flu, to more dangerous infections and epidemics. There are no true quick fixes, but we can take steps to improve our health and immune system as we get bombarded with more and more pathogens.

 

Sources:

1)     Michelle Yu. “Most Vitamins are from China. It’s a Bigger Problem than You Realize.” Epoch Times. February 6, 2014.  http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/361599-5-facts-you-need-to-know-if-your-vitamins-are-from-china/

2)     Sarah C. Corriher. “The Supplementation Problem and Our Supplement Recommendations.” http://healthwyze.org/index.php/component/content/article/151-the-supplementation-problem-and-our-supplement-recommendations.html

3)     Russell Blaylock. “Protection against Chemical, Biological, and Nuclear Terrorism Agents Lecture.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4gRM58l1Yg

4)     http://www.drchristophersherbs.com/collections/super-garlic-immune-formula-anti-plague

5)     Sarah C. Corriher. “Why Zinc Should be Taken Daily and How Not All Zinc Supplements are Created Equal.” http://healthwyze.org/index.php/component/content/article/338-why-zinc-should-be-taken-daily-and-how-not-all-zinc-supplements-are-created-equal.html

6)     Sarah C. Corriher. “Why You Should Consider Chlorophyll Supplementation.”   http://healthwyze.org/index.php/component/content/article/446-you-should-consider-chlorophyll-supplementation.html

7)     John R. Arthur, Roderick C. McKenzie, and Jeoffrey J. Beckett “Selenium in the Immune System.”  The Journal of Nutrition http://jn.nutrition.org/content/133/5/1457S.full

8)     Byron Richards. “Fight For Your Health.”  Truth in Wellness, 2006. P. 125, 129

9)     Byron Richards. “Fight For Your Health.”  Truth in Wellness, 2006. P. 130

Independence Day 2014

From:

THE STATESMAN OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

WITH OTHER ESSAYS AND ADDRESSES HISTORICAL AND LITERARY

MELLEN CHAMBERLAIN, LL.D.

When the action at Lexington on the morning of the 19th was known at Dan vers, the minute men there, under the lead of Captain Gideon Foster, made that memorable march — or run, rather — of sixteen miles in four hours, and struck Percy’s flying column at West Cambridge. Brave but incautious in flanking the red-coats, they were flanked themselves and badly pinched, leaving seven dead, two wounded, and one missing. Among those who escaped was Levi Preston, afterwards known as Captain Levi Preston.

When I was about twenty-one and Captain Preston about ninety-one, I “interviewed” him as to what he did and thought sixty-seven years before, on April 19, 1775; and now, fifty-two years later, I make my report — a little belated perhaps, but not too late I trust for the morning papers!

At that time, of course, I knew all about the American Revolution — far more than I do now! And if I now know anything truly, it is chiefly owing to what I have since forgotten of the histories of that event then popular.

With an assurance passing even that of the modern interviewer — if that were possible —

I began: “Captain Preston, why did you go to the Concord Fight, the 19th of April, 1775?”

The old man, bowed beneath the weight of years, raised himself upright, and turning to me said: “Why did I go?”

“Yes,” I replied; “my histories tell me that you men of the Revolution took up arms against ‘intolerable oppressions.'” “What were they? Oppressions? I did n’t feel them.” “What, were you not oppressed by the Stamp Act?”

“I never saw one of those stamps, and always understood that Governor Bernard put them all in Castle William. I am certain I never paid a penny for one of them.”

“Well, what then about the tea-tax?”

“Tea-tax! I never drank a drop of the stuff; the boys threw it all overboard.”

“Then I suppose you had been reading Harrington or Sidney and Locke about the eternal principles of liberty.”

“Never heard of ’em. We read only the Bible, the Catechism, Watts’s Psalms and Hymns, and the Almanack.”

“Well, then, what was the matter? and what did you mean in going to the fight?”

“Young man, what we meant in going for those red-coats was this: we always had governed ourselves, and we always meant to. They didn’t mean we should.”

CAJI/IS and VNS Exclusive – 19Jun14 – The Damaging Effects of Fluoride and How to Avoid Them

CAJI/IS and VNS Exclusive
19Jun14

The Damaging Effects of Fluoride and How to Avoid Them
By Art Smith

“I say this with all the earnestness and sincerity of a scientist who has spent nearly twenty years research into the chemistry, biochemistry, physiology and pathology of fluorine. Any person who drinks artificially fluoridated water for a period of one year or more will never again be the same person, mentally or physically."
Charles Elliot Perkins

Fluoride is all around us: It is in our tap water, most toothpastes and mouth rinses, added to infant formula and the main ingredient of many psychotropic medications. While the government and the ADA assure us that it is safe in the amounts we consume, we need to look closer at the effects it has on us as it builds up in our bodies. Fluoride can cause many health problems from fluorosis, cancer and arthritis to decreased mental functioning, apathy, and lethargy. This article will examine some of these health effects and some ways to neutralize and avoid them.

How Fluoride Affects the Body

Fluorine is a common mineral, but it is highly toxic in most forms. Fluoride compounds are waste products in the mining, fertilizer production, and smelting industries . It is sold as rat poison and used in pesticides. Fluoride toothpastes come with a warning label that it is dangerous if swallowed. The United States is one of 22 countries that have signed treaties promising not to dump fluoride compounds into oceans, lakes, or rivers due to concerns for contamination yet it is supposed to be safe enough to drink in our tap water. The fluoride compounds found in tap water have been linked to higher incidence of birth defects, lower IQ in children, cancer, immunosuppression, dental and skeletal fluorosis, and neurological problems. Fluoride accumulates in the pineal gland, which can lead to neurological problems. The fluorides can react with lead and pipe joints and also lead to higher concentration of lead in the water (1). Fluoride compounds originating from industrial wastes also contain other toxic elements like mercury, arsenic, lead, kerosene, and radioactive elements.
No human studies on the effects of fluoride consumption and exposure have been conducted in the US. However, fluoride exposure is increased in some parts of China and many studies on the effects of fluoride have been conducted there. In 2012 a meta-analysis study was conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health and China Medical University. It was published in Environmental Health Perspectives in the July 20, 2012 issue. The analysis showed that children in high-fluoride areas had lower IQ scores than children who lived in low-fluoride areas. Senior author and adjunct professor of environmental health at HSPH, Philippe Grandejan, has this to say (2):

“Fluoride seems to fit in with lead, mercury, and other poisons that cause chemical brain drain. The effect of each toxicant may seem small, but the combined damage on a population scale can be serious, especially because the brain power of the next generation is crucial to all of us.”

Fluorides can also wreak havoc on the thyroid gland, leading to hypothyroidism, especially when there is not enough iodine in the diet. Iodine deficiency is widespread so this applies for many. Prior to the 1970s doctors prescribed fluoride for hyperthyroidism in order to weaken the thyroid. It was effective even at 2 mg per day. Today most people consume between 2-10 mg per day from tap water, non-stick cookware, sodas, pharmaceuticals, and processed foods. Symptoms of hypothyroidism include mood swings, cold sensitivity, weight gain, depression, heavy or irregular menstrual periods, constipation, fatigue, dry skin, brittle hair, skin, and fingernails, and hair loss. There are ways to treat and cure hypothyroidism naturally, but it is important to remember that ingesting iodine orally, even in small amounts and special formulas, is toxic to the body and leads to lasting health problems and can even turn deadly. (3) For more on hypothyroidism and the dangers of ingesting iodine, refer to the HealthWyze article on hypothyroidism: http://healthwyze.org/index.php/component/content/article/211-how-to-cure-hypothyroidism-naturally.html

How Fluoride Affects the Mind

It is claimed that fluoride was used by the NAZIs to subdue their prisoners and make them apathetic. Charles Elliot Perkins was a researcher in chemistry, biochemistry, and physiology. He was in Germany after the end of World War II and put in charge of the Farben facilities. He was informed that the German General Staff had adopted the plan of using sodium fluoride to make their prisoners easier to control and weaken their will to resist. Perkins believed that fluoride affects the hippocampus to produce these effects. In 1987 Harley Rivers Dickinson, an Australian politician, talked about the dangers of fluoridation in "Address in Reply to the Governor's speech in Parliament." Here is an excerpt:
At the end of the Second World War, the United States Government sent Charles Eliot Perkins, a research worker in chemistry, biochemistry, physiology and pathology, to take charge of the vast Farben chemical plants in Germany. While there he was told of a scheme which had been worked out by them during the war and adopted by the German General Staff. This was to control the population in any given area through mass medication of drinking water. In this scheme sodium fluoride occupied a prominent place. Repeated doses of infinitesimal amounts of fluoride will in time reduce an individual's power to resist domination by slowly poisoning and narcotizing a certain area of the brain and will thus make him submissive to the will of those who wish to govern him. Both the Germans and the Russians added sodium fluoride to the drinking water of prisoners-of-war to make them stupid and docile (4).

Sources of Fluoride

Fluoride is in the municipal water supply of most major cities in the United States; 67% of the water supply in the United States is fluoridated. One of three types of fluoride additives is added to the water: fluorosilicate acid, sodium fluoride, or sodium fluorosilicate (5). It is difficult to avoid fluoride in the water if living in a major city that uses fluoridation. Common water filters sold at stores such as Brita and Pur do not remove fluoride. The different brands of bottled water sold at stores vary in quality, but often use deceptive marketing and are often not much better than tap water. Boiling water does not remove the fluoride. To be able to remove the fluoride completely often requires purchasing an (often expensive) filtration system like reverse osmosis, activated alumina defluoridation or distillation system.

From the other beverages, tea is quite high in fluoride because tea leaves have an affinity for it. Other products high in fluoride include soda, baby food, coffee (especially decaf), canned fish, canned grains, and processed and fast food. Anything cooked or prepared in fluoridated water, like vegetables or baby formula, will take up even more fluoride. People living close to industrial plants producing industrial fluoride (such as coal-fired power plants, aluminum smelters, phosphate fertilizer plants, plastics factories) are at higher risk for fluoride exposure and toxicity. (6)

Bone broth and other products that require separating meat from bone (like chicken nuggets) are also high in fluoride because it concentrates in bones. The only way to have bone broth with low or no fluoride is if the animals were raised with fluoride-free water, which is not very likely. Of course, most toothpastes now contain fluoride as do many medications from antibiotics to depression and anxiety medications. Despite its dangers, fluoride is not required to be listed on the label of any products. (7)

How to Cope with the Effects of Fluoride

For anyone concerned with the effects of fluoride, it is wise to eliminate as many fluoride sources as possible starting with fluoridated toothpaste and processed foods and sodas. Obtaining fluoride-free water is important but may be difficult. However, one can do a lot of good to their overall health by switching to a more natural and healthy diet.
There are also a few supplements that have been shown to counteract the effects of fluoride, at least on the brain. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric has been found to attenuate neurotoxicity caused by fluoride. A study by Chhavi Sharma, Pooja Suhalka, Piyu Sukhwal, Neha Jaiswal, and Maheep Bhatnagar showed that neurotoxicity caused by fluoride in mice can be counteracted with curcumin (8). Curcumin is an Indian herb extracted from curry powder. It acts as a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Another study with rats focused on the effects of selenium on fluoride neurotoxicity. It was conducted by Qian, Miao, Li, and Zhang. The study showed that selenium supplementation can antagonize the toxic effects of fluoride on the rat hippocampus (9).
As mentioned before, iodine can counteract the damaging effects of fluoride on the thyroid gland, but it has to be applied on the skin to avoid overdose and dangerous side effects. In that case iodine as sold in most pharmacies and used in first aid kits is used to paint a small patch somewhere on the body. There is an “iodine patch test” to determine if a person is deficient in iodine and the same method can be continued to supplement topically until the deficiency is corrected. For more on fluoride and iodine and the patch test, refer to the HealthWyze article on the subject quoted above (10).

We are told that fluoride is good for our teeth, even though there are many studies putting that into question. We don’t hear often about the damaging effects of fluoride on our body and mind, and definitely not from our dentists, doctors, or associations in charge of our health. It is up to people interested in maintaining their health and intelligence and those of their children to look for different sources of information and decide on the best course of action for their well-being.

Sources:
(1) “Water Fluoridation” by Dr. Lawrence Nelson http://www.drlwilson.com/articles/fluoridation.htm
(2) “Impact of Fluoride on Neurological Development in Children,” Harvard School of Public Health
http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/features/fluoride-childrens-health-grandjean-choi/
(3) Corriher, Sarah. “How to Cure Hypothyroidism Naturally.” The HealthWyze Report http://healthwyze.org/index.php/component/content/article/211-how-to-cure-hypothyroidism-naturally.html
(4) “Charles Elliot Perkins: The ‘Perkins’ story: myth or reality?”
http://www.fluoridationfacts.com/education/propaganda/870000_perkins.htm
(5) Michael Mannina, Margaret Morgan, Neil Murphy, Brian Trinh. “Effects of Water Fluoridation in the United States: Positive and Negative Impact of Water Fluoridation Policy.” March 18, 2013.
(6) Byron, Richards. Fight for Your Health: Exposing the FDA’s Betrayal of America. Truth in Wellness, LLC, 2006, p. 138.
(7) “Fluoride in Soup Broth and Gelatin.” Fluoride Detective. http://fluoridedetective.com/fluoride-soup-broth-and-gelatin/
(8) “Curcumin attenuates neurotoxicity induced by fluoride: An in vivo evidence.” http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3969660/
(9) Qian W, Miao K, Li T, Zhang Z. “Effect of Selenium on Fluoride-Induced Changes in Synaptic Plasticity in Rat Hippocampus.” http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23959921
(10) Corriher, Sarah. “How to Cure Hypothyroidism Naturally.” The HealthWyze Report
http://healthwyze.org/index.php/component/content/article/211-how-to-cure-hypothyroidism-naturally.html

May 6th

CAJI/IS and VNS Exclusive – The Endgame Coming Soon to Your School?

CAJI/IS
and
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The Endgame Coming Soon to Your School
by
Chuck Frank

Microsoft, is one of the leading video game makers and the creator of the Xbox. Presently, Bill Gates’ goal is to bring into the public school classroom “educational” versions of new video games that make them “perfect” companions for standardized testing, but one must ask the question, what truly is the ideal companion for testing? Is it a screen that you can be looking at for hours on end or an inspired and colorful teacher who captures the attention of the student in ways that go far beyond a video game? If Bill Gates and the rest of the entrepreneurs out there can make a buck off of a video game in a classroom they will absolutely do it even if it does not lead to higher intelligence and proven technology for a future career.

Though video games can be tolerable because they come with colorful visuals and seem to respond directly to inputs, they are not personalized teachers. Video games are provocative, but beautiful and transfixing, yet they are also isolating and can become boring. And even if a student does well in testing through this medium, it does not necessarily mean that the student is becoming smarter and can accomplish tasks more efficiently in real life.

Also, it has been noted again and again that increasing student scores rarely correlates to intelligence. In 2012 researchers from Western University published results from a survey of 100,000 people arguing that standardized intelligence tests were poor measures of cognitive ability.” Then, add this to the fact that test scores nationwide are in decline while
some schools in America are already gearing up to bring in educational games into the classroom. Will it benefit or will educational game theory add to an even further learning decline among other numerous problems that are already facing educators and students?

Let’s compare a flight simulator to flying an airplane. The software needed to realistically simulate flying a Boeing 777 is readily available. Microsoft Flight Simulator, a self-described “ideal complement to formal flight training and real-world flying,” lets people adjust complicated controls to fly a jetliner through different weather and landing conditions. Yet, jumping straight from software to successfully landing an airplane, would be extremely difficult because mastering the feel of a jetliner takes a lot of hands-on training, said NBC News aviation expert Bob Hager in a conversation with NBC News’ Lester Holt.

Now, put that into the context of bringing similar game learning concepts into a classroom that is already experiencing major problems. It could become a really hard landing.

In my opinion, what is missing most in the classroom are teachers who are sensitive, encouraging, inspirational, and who can impart the desire and the need to learn basic skills that will be extremely valuable later on in life. Still, the proper curriculum is also a huge part of the equation. This is something that still needs to be fine tuned. Not everybody is going to be an astronaut and go to college.

Finally, when looking at all of the variables that are present in education, introducing experimental learning skills via video games into an already new and untried, nationalized (Common Core) educational system, in my opinion, has all of the elements of being a very risky proposition and a total failure.

Back At The Ranch

Veritas News Service
and
CAJI/IS
Exclusive

Back At The Ranch
by Chuck Frank

Rancher Bundy stuck to his guns while the feds tried rounding up his
cattle on 600,000 BLM acres of Gold Butte, Nevada land which has been
worked by the family ever since the late 1800s, and then, the feds
took a back step and called off the Helicopter roundup. Some of the
eco-state-congressmen were worried about not getting reelected so
Obama dialed 911. Liberty, freedom, and land rights just had a
reprieve while victory crossed the Nevada desert, and for now, it’s
no longer Midnight at the Oasis.

Here’s the rest of the story. Many factors enter into the standoff
whether it be taxation without representation, water rights, solar
zones, grazing, sue happy eco-terrorists, “endangered species”, false
flags, bribes, billion dollar back room solar deals, or the feds war
on property rights and ranchers. Is it still the government’s job to
eliminate cattle in the plains just as they did the buffalo and then
relocate ranchers just as they did the native Americans? Clevin
Bundy is the last man standing who finally drew the line with the BLM
cattle rustlers who’s policies are over the top and meant to put
ranchers out of business. So where’s the beef?

Apart from the many factors present with BLM, let us not forget those
not so friendly, band of guerrilla insurgents from the Center For
Biological Diversity. They recently threatened to sue the government
if they didn’t protect the desert tortoise from Bundy’s cattle that
roamed the West. Is this why the BLM took action? These types of
lawsuits, once again, are used to force the Bureau of Land Management
to reduce grazing allotments throughout the Southwest, curtailing the
number of cattle in many areas by 80 percent or more. With the
exception of Bundy, 51 ranchers in Clark County Nevada were put out
of business. There is a giant communistic-tyrannical pattern in the
country which seeks to destroy ranching, logging, and property rights
utilizing armed federal agents, SWAT teams and snipers to accomplish
these outrageous un-American goals. The Bundy standoff was much like
Waco being revisited. But for now, all that
is left is for the feds to hire a PR agency and hope that their
terrorizing-range war image is laid to rest.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, other facts come to the surface. BLM
information was reposted by the Free Republic titled, “Cattle
Trespass Impacts” which directly stated that Bundy’s trespassing
cattle would “impact” construction of “utility-scale solar power
generation facilities on public lands.” The BLM director Neil
Kornze, Harry Reid’s former senior adviser, had temporally purged
these documents from BLM’s website which stated that the agency
wanted Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s cattle off of the land which his
family had worked for over 140 years in order to make room for a 9000
acre, 5 billion dollar Chinese solar plant in Laughlin, Nevada which
has since been shelved. But then there is the sideshow. The person
who represented the Chinese solar company in 2011 was none other than
Nevada Senator, Harry Reid’s son, Rory Reid. Every day this is
becoming more and more like a movie script.

But here’s the very latest, straight out of another BLM play book
entitled Regional Mitigation Strategy for the Dry Lake Solar Energy
Zone (BLM Technical Note 444) which reveals that Bundy’s land in
question is within the “Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone and surrounding
area” which is part of a broad U.S. Department of Energy program for
“Solar Energy Development in Six Southwestern States” on land
“managed” by BLM.

But then, on March 21, 2014 signaled the first day of construction of
the Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project on tribal land, where Sen.
Reid joined representatives from the Moapa Band of Paiutes,
executives from First Solar, Inc. and the Los Angeles Department of
Water and Power for a groundbreaking ceremony northeast of Las Vegas.
“ Coincidentally”, the location is about 35 miles from the Bundy
homestead in Bunkerville, Nevada, who’s cattle just might be roaming
around within the parameters of the 600,000 acre BLM site which is
the point of contention. What’s the worry? Would there not be
constructed a fence that would surround any amount of solar panels or
mirrors located inside of any such facility that will generate power
in the first place?

So all of the evidence is in and the recent actions taken against
Cliven Bundy and his family was under the guise of saving a “poor
desert tortoise” while a solar plant was being pieced together in the
back room.

This is just one more day in the life of a Nevada cowhand while one
more green, political fiasco takes place where roughly 84.5% of the
land is still in the hands of the feds. It’s time to take our lands
back before we the people lose them all. Clevin Bundy thank you for
standing your ground, and just as early Americans stood in the gap
while standing up to King George III during the American Revolution,
Bundy too is a true hero sounding the alarm and taking a just cause
to the streets of America. The red coats are still coming but this
time it’s not the British. It is a rogue group of traitors from our
own government along with other internal communist forces and foreign
factions who are intent on land grabs of monumental proportions.

Asshat Tom Collins

Being in the field means not always having continuous internet access available. But, this came in from a multiple-time attendee of seminars and partner…

Darin Bushman – Piute County Commissioner

I was just told by commissioner Collins of Clark County NV that all of us folks from Utah are a bunch of “inbred bastards” and if we are coming to Clark Cointy NV to support Cliven Bundy we all “better have funeral plans”. We should “turn our asses around on mind our own f-ing business”. Now there’s some classy leadership for you.

One of the advantage of being proactively engaged versus most who just post events and happenings is you see the seminar and workshop principles applied and utilized in action.

Putting County’s Last Cattle Rancher Out of Business

Note the last paragraph

April 22, 2012 – 2:06am

The federal Bureau of Land Management has suspended plans to seize the 500 to 750 head of cattle run by Clark County rancher Cliven Bundy south of Mesquite – and 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas – for now.

But Bundy, 65, realizes this is just a truce in an ongoing battle. Both the Mesquite City Council and the Clark County Commission have expressed support for a plan to turn the entire Gold Butte region into a federal conservation area. Mark Andrews, a local photographer who’s frequented the area for 35 years, writes in that the “BLM and the Friends of Gold Butte group have removed countless miles of road and open land access from free use. Places I used to go for decades are now blockaded. These are roads that are nearly 100 years old and in steady use. And this activity has become very aggressive and pronounced in the last 24 months.”

The area south of Mesquite “is really the only public area Clark County has left that’s not designated for some conservation area, or preserve, or monument, or whatever,” Bundy says. “I’m really the only resource user who’s still got any interest in the land,” he adds, referring to the grazing rights which have come down through his family for more than 100 years, a property right he insists was not granted by and therefore cannot be suspended by the bureaucrats of Washington.

Arguments that Bundy – the last active cattle rancher in Clark County – is damaging the range by overgrazing as many as 750 head or somehow cheating the public by not paying management fees to the BLM sound somewhat curious when we look at what’s happened to the 51 other allotments on which ranchers were grazing cattle in Clark County, within living memory.

Attempting to cooperate with their federal overseers, “year-by-year their operations were crippled by rising fees and reductions in AUM (animal units monthly),” wrote investigative reporter Tim Findley in the summer 1999 edition of Range magazine. “The numbers of actively used allotments were rapidly diminishing. The cattlemen took their cases to court, and won, but the BLM simply imposed new ‘force and effect’ regulations. More ranchers gave up.”

Zero grazing fees are now being collected on those other 51 allotments, which are going to waste. Nor would the BLM be likely to lease out the Mesquite allotment to anyone else, were Bundy finally evicted.

The right amount of grazing, in the minds of Mr. Bundy’s adversaries, is no grazing. The real plan here is to turn hundreds of square miles into another federal conservation area, if not an outright wilderness. Where’s the economic benefit in that?

The Review-Journal regularly receives letters to the editor which are essentially form letters, though they bear different signatures. Typical was one received this month above the signature of Terri Rylander, a member of Friends of Gold Butte, in which she identifies herself as “a business owner living in Mesquite.” (Her business is marketing and web page design.) She further asserts: “People may visit special places like Red Rock Canyon and Gold Butte for different reasons – camping, hunting, hiking, bird watching – but all visitors spend money in our communities at restaurants, hotels, gas stations, and retail stores. Protecting Gold Butte as a national conservation area with wilderness will put this unique area on the map, drawing visitors … and ensure a steady stream of revenue to local communities like Mesquite.”

‘Not good for local economies’

A June 2011 study conducted by researchers at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, Utah State University, holds otherwise.

“We find that when controlling for other types of federally held land and additional factors impacting economic conditions, federally designated Wilderness negatively impacts local economic conditions,” wrote USU researchers Brian C. Steed, Ryan M. Yonk and Randy Simmons. “Specifically, we find a significant negative relationship between the presence of Wilderness and county total payroll, county tax receipts, and county average household income.”

Why?

“Wilderness … is the most restrictive of all federal land-use designations,” the Utah researchers point out. “To preserve wild characteristics, the Wilderness designation prohibits roads, road construction, mechanized travel, and the use of mechanized equipment. Wilderness also impacts extractive industries such as mining, logging, and grazing.”

In a footnote, the researchers explain: “Grazing is expressly allowed in Wilderness Areas, but administrators may make ‘reasonable regulations’ including the reduction of grazing to improve range conditions.”

Ask Cliven Bundy about those “reasonable regulations.”

“Environmentalists claim that Wilderness contributes to a healthy tourism industry,” the Utah researchers continue. But that argument “is simply not supported by the data.”

Nor is it clear that cattle damage the range. In fact, there’s plenty of evidence that ranchers, with their drip lines and water tanks – supporting quail and deer and other populations as well as cattle – and the ungulates themselves, cropping the graze close enough to the ground to allow new green shoots accessible to the tortoise while reducing the fuel buildup that fosters wildfires, are a net benefit to the country, before we even consider the benefits of local, organic beef.

A ‘state’ in name only

Citizens of any state east of the Rockies would likely riot at a proposal that the federal government take over 86 percent of their state’s land area. How did Nevada get into precisely that bind?

In his 1999 profile of Bundy for Reno-based Range magazine, Findley reported Bundy in the 1970s was willing to embrace the “multiple use” of the rangelands then being promoted. “He was patient and tried to cooperate with advice from those he considered his friends in the BLM,” Findley wrote.

“But everything we tried to do – every time we tried some compromise – they wanted more,” Bundy told Findley. “It was like talking to a greedy landlord. Everything became lockout or lockup.”

Findley introduces former Nevada District Court judge and rancher Clel Georgetta, author of the 1972 book “Golden Fleece in Nevada.” He presented the then “almost subversive” legal doctrine that claims by the federal government to more than 86 percent of the land of Nevada “amounted not only to a violation of the intention of Lincoln’s administration in promoting Nevada’s statehood in 1864, but of previous constitutional findings on the ‘equal footing’ of states admitted to the union.”

Thus was born the Sagebrush Rebellion. Legislation introduced in 1979 by then-state Sen. Dean Rhoads, directing the state attorney general to sue the federal government for control of all federal lands not specifically set aside for federal forts, post offices or Indian reservations, “is still a part of Nevada law,” Findley reported, “backed even more by a statewide referendum in 1996 in which voters overwhelmingly supported the idea of state control of public lands.”

So why hasn’t it happened?

“The Nevada attorney general has never taken the argument to federal courts,” Findley explained.

‘Public lands are a myth’

In his 1989 book “Storm Over Rangelands,” the late Nevada rancher Wayne Hage detailed how ranchers, miners, and others possess split title to the Western lands. Here in the arid West, no rancher could likely make a living off a mere 160 acres of deeded land.

So it’s not unusual for different parties to own, say, the grazing and water rights versus the mineral rights to overlapping parcels, while neither claims to “own” all that land, outright. Federal attempts to regulate those long-established rights out of existence violate basic constitutional rights, Hage successfully argued.

The BLM confiscated Hage’s cattle, up Tonopah way. He fought them through the courts for years – and won. But he died soon after. His children continue the struggle.

The federal government controls at least 86 percent of Nevada’s land area. But the federal government can show no bills of sale for these lands, approved by the legislature of the “state” in which they lie – the only method provided by the Constitution for the central government to gain title to, or wield plenary authority over, any lands within the several states.

Ironically enough, Nevada ranchers themselves have resisted reform in the past. Findley’s piece for Range magazine has President Ronald Reagan asking his interior secretary, James Watt, why the federal government couldn’t end its dominion over nearly one-third of the nation’s lands by selling them off or transferring them back to the states.

Watt had to explain to the president that wasn’t really what the ranchers wanted.

Years later, addressing a 1994 cattleman’s meeting, “Watt said Nevada sabotaged the Sagebrush Rebellion,” related Demar Dahl, former head of the state cattleman’s association. “When it came down to it, a lot of the big ranchers were afraid of losing their (federal) allotments.”

Local politicians, as well, find it “hard to turn down that $5 million or whatever,” that Uncle Sam routinely showers on local municipalities, Bundy acknowledges. “My side don’t have much cash. But the other side has put us, what is it, $60 trillion in debt.”

INDEED THEY HAVE. YET ONE OF THESE DAYS THEY WILL DESCEND AGAIN, WITH HELICOPTERS AND CONTRACT COWBOYS, TO TRY AND DRIVE THE LAST CATTLE RANCHER IN CLARK COUNTY OUT OF BUSINESS.

Why?

Vin Suprynowicz is assistant editorial page editor of the Review-Journal and author of the novel “The Black Arrow” and “Send in the Waco Killers.” See www.vinsuprynowicz.com.

The Core Facts

The core fact is this:

The BLM has Public Domain in Nevada, as annotated in the federal records, of 44,828,279 acres held in Category 4 Jurisdiction, Proprietorial Interest Only. The State and it’s political subdivisions, the counties, retain all Legislative Jurisdiction. From the official documents offered en gratis for the broadcasts here at HOTT concerning Statehood, Limits of Federal Jurisdiction, State Sovereignty, etc.

“Proprietorial Interest Only: This term is applied to those instances wherein the Federal Government has acquired some right or title to an area in a state, but has not obtained any measure of the State’s authority over the area”

Real Americans Are Ready To Snap

Despite popular belief, every culture of every nation draws a line in the sand against government tyranny. The problem is, many draw this line so close to total defeat that it rarely matters. For the Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto, for instance, it wasn’t until the Germans had already herded millions onto railroad cars destined for death camps and cornered the rest into dilapidated central housing that the ZOB resistance was formed, only to be wiped out a month later. Perhaps hindsight is 20/20, but clearly too many freedom movements throughout history waited too long to respond to the trespasses of oligarchs.

The Founding Fathers frequently struggled with the proper measure of resistance. Many colonials wanted vengeance on the British after the Boston Massacre in March of 1770, but patriots knew that the timing was not right. The battle to rally citizens to the cause and to educate the masses as much as possible on the facts took precedence over the desire to enter conflict. The Founders endured five more years of British government criminality until nearly 80 farmers and militiamen stood outnumbered on Lexington Green on April 19th, 1775 to confront an army of 700 British regulars on a mission to capture rebel leaders and destroy weapons caches. No one knew at the time that the war would be sparked that day, but everyone knew that a fight was inevitable and near.

I believe the same feeling hangs in the air of modern America for REAL Americans, and by “real”, I mean those who actually support and defend the constitutional values and principles that lay at the foundation of our society. We sense that something is coming; a great change, or an unstoppable reckoning.
The question of when to strike back is pivotal to any resistance movement. Turn to violence too soon or without proper cause in the eyes of the public, and the rebellion may lose the moral high ground and the support of the populace. Wait too long, and the totalitarian hordes may be too far entrenched, forcing the rebellion to fight from a position of strategic weakness.

There are those who might argue that America crossed the “red line” long ago and now our society is simply rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic while arguing over futile semantics. In certain respects, I can see their point. The U.S. political system is utterly lost. Anyone who still has faith in the Left/Right paradigm after two terms of George W. Bush and nearly two terms of Barack Obama is either insane, or mentally challenged. It should be obvious to Republicans and Democrats alike that our government does NOT represent the average man, and our election process is a sham. Democrats in particular should be equally furious and ashamed as the candidate they blindly worshiped to the point of cultism has now forsaken every value they thought he represented.

The legal apparatus of the U.S. is also beyond repair. Those in the mainstream who argue that grievances with government should be addressed by the courts instead of independent action obviously have not considered that the courts continuously uphold and defend legislation like that contained within the NDAA, which allows for rendition, torture, and even assassination of American citizens without trial or due process. And where are the prosecutions of Constitutional violations by the NSA? Why aren’t men like James Clapper in prison for lying directly to Congress. Why hasn’t Eric Holder been slapped in irons for his involvement with “Fast and Furious”? And what about the international financiers who back these politicians? How many of them have been prosecuted for their involvement in the toxic derivatives scandals that are destroying our economy to this day?

No, we lost the courts a long time ago. They will do nothing to save this country. But is the fight already over? I think not.

Nihilism is tempting for those people who are lazy and frightened and looking for a philosophical excuse to run away from making a stand. Claiming the fight is lost before it has truly begun is a longstanding tradition amongst millions upon millions of cowards through history. Every freedom fighter in every great revolution for liberty has heard the same arguments that we hear today – “It’s too late to change things. The enemy is too powerful and you will be crushed. The nail that sticks up will eventually be hammered down. Your movement is a minority on the fringe and no one will support you. None of you have the guts to really follow through…”

While there is certainly much to despair in the state of our nation, I find the notion that Americans will do nothing in response misplaced and ignorant. From what I have observed, it is not a question of “if” citizens snap, but when.

With objective eyes one could easily see it during the last attempts by the federal government to pass anti-gun legislation that would have led to confiscation. Pro-2nd Amendment protests erupted all over the country (though the MSM mostly ignored them) with participants far outnumbering the miniscule groups in support of gun control. The sentiment amongst millions of gun owners and millions of Liberty Movement proponents was that we were not going to allow government enforcement of new gun laws. Period. If that meant we had to start using those same guns to put an end to government, then that was exactly what we would do. The feds, of course, buckled.

Rather than take the more dangerous and unifying direct route of federal legislation, gun grabbers have shifted strategies, isolating and targeting specific states they believe will be more pliable and easier to conquer. Connecticut and parts of New York, however, have shown that even people in the most socialist of states have no intention of complying with gun registration or confiscation. In Connecticut, only 38,000 high capacity magazines were registered according to the new gun laws, while approximately 2.4 million purchased through retail remain unaccounted for. Only 50,000 “assault weapons” were registered, while at least 300,000 remain unaccounted for. A sizable number of police are also refusing to enforce registration measures (some out of constitutional loyalty, and some out of a desire for self preservation), causing the state of Connecticut to back off of its hard line rhetoric.

I can say with full confidence that the conditions within Connecticut alone would lead to an open shooting war if officials actually attempt to enforce registration and confiscation. If Safe Act-style legislation or executive orders are ever enforced at a national level, I have no doubt revolution would follow.

The latest hotbed I have witnessed is the Bureau of Land Management attack on a cattle farm in Clark County, Nevada owned by Cliven Bundy. The BLM has so far stolen over 500 cattle from Bundy on the grounds that the federal government owns the land his family has been using for grazing pasture for generations. The confiscation was implemented under the auspices of “protection for endangered species”. The species in this instance being a desert tortoise.

The methods used by the BLM resemble a militant raid, with hundreds of agents, helicopters, and even snipers at their disposal. Adding insult to injury and making the issue a national concern, the feds have also staged “First Amendment Zones” miles away from their activities to keep protestors out.

This may seem like a minor event, a tiff over cattle grazing or possibly property rights, but there is much more going on here.

Tyranny leaves lasting scars, and each tyrannical act results in an accumulation of wounds on the public psyche that do not heal. In the end, a single event can become a trigger to unleash a torrent of rage pent up in a population for years or decades. The fight for Cliven Bundy’s farm has the potential to become such a trigger.

So far, federal abuses have been primarily toward Bundy’s cattle, with confiscation ongoing and suspicions that a number of the cows are being killed. Here, protestors try to stop a truck from leaving the area which they believed might be carrying dead animals. Agents respond with dogs and tasers.

However, I believe that if this situation escalates into a Waco or Ruby Ridge brand of event, not only Liberty Movement residents of Nevada, but Liberty Movement champions across the nation will indeed finally throw down the gauntlet. What does that mean? It means they are going to start shooting. Opposing groups can debate whether this is a good thing or a bad thing, but the reality is that one way or another, it is going to happen.

Discussions within the movement are far from apathetic. Hundreds of thousands if not millions of eyes are watching every move of the BLM right now, and they should be taking this fact very seriously.

The naysayers will claim that we don’t have the will to take action. They are welcome to think whatever they like. But mark my words, Constitutionally minded Americans are not going to stand by and watch another massacre, nor a loss of gun rights, nor will we be entertaining violations of our freedoms for much longer. This society is on the edge of something. It’s kinetic, or electric. It is not yet quite visible but it is there, reverberating in the atmosphere. My suggestion to our federal bureaucracy would be to do what they did during the gun debate, and quickly back away.

Of course, we all know they won’t.

Do the elites want to stir up insurgency in order to give pretense for a larger crackdown? They very well might. But it is transparent in the way they try to mitigate dissent and offer placation that they do not want a rebellion larger than they can manage. I think it is far too late for that. I think they’ve pissed off too many people, instead of just enough people. I think that though most pretend-Americans will do nothing but watch in horror or hide in their hovels, the size of resistance to the tides of despotism is growing far beyond common realizations. And, when this resistance erupts, it will shock even those who fully expect it.

Source:
http://www.alt-market.com/articles/2089-real-americans-are-ready-to-snap

PDF:
http://www.hourofthetime.com/1-LF/Apr%2014/Real_Americans_Are_Ready_To_Snap.pdf

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