Tuesday, May 31, 2011

5/30/2011 -- Global Earthquake and Volcano Overview

Last Trumpet NewsletterVolume XXX           Issue VI           June  2011
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Even So, Come Lord Jesus!
"And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech. So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city."
Genesis 11:5-8
"I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie."
Revelation 22:13-15
"Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen."
Revelation 1:7
"He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus."
Revelation 22:20
In this issue of the Last Trumpet Newsletter, we will once again examine the multitude of indicators that declare we are rapidly moving ever closer to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Although most people have grown attached to this world and do not want to believe that it could ever end, we know that the situation on this planet continues to deteriorate and that our God has something far better prepared for His people.
As we progress through time, fewer and fewer people are still faithfully awaiting the return of Jesus Christ. The skeptics tell us we are foolish. After all, it has been over two thousand years since Jesus promised to return, and he still has not done so. However, it is important to remember that there were prophecies of Christ's first coming dating all the way back to the book of Genesis. By the time Jesus was finally born, very few people were still waiting for him to arrive. Perhaps this is the reason Jesus asked in Luke 18:8, "Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?"
Yes, our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, is going to return, and I believe it will be very soon. The signs are all around us and the conditions of the end times which Jesus spoke of are coming to pass before our very eyes. As we watch and pray and see the circumstances of this world grow worse by the day, the cry of God's people is "Even so, come, Lord Jesus."
The Rising One World Government!
Throughout the history of the world, there have been an uncountable number of wars and numerous disasters that have taken many lives. After a war or catastrophic event, there is often a call for the world to unite to prevent such disasters in the future. For example, after the first World War, the League of Nations was formed. After World War II, we saw the establishment of the United Nations. The first such call for world unity, however, is recorded in the book of Genesis.
Knowing full well that God had recently destroyed the entire earth with a flood, the population of the world banded together and began to build a city with a tower reaching unto the heavens. They reasoned amongst themselves that if God ever sent another flood, their tower would save them from being wiped out. When God saw what the people reasoned in their hearts to do, he was sorely displeased and confounded their languages. Since the people could no longer understand each other, they were unable to complete their Tower of Babel, and they were scattered all over the planet. The Bible also tells us that God divided the earth in the days of Peleg. Scientists would later refer to that event as the continental drift.
The Tower of Babel was the first ever attempt at a one world government. God put a stop to it because He understands that the hearts of men are evil by nature, and if the whole world was united together, it would only be a short amount of time before every man, woman, and child was under bondage and tyranny. It was the historian and writer Sir John Dalberg-Acton who said, "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men." (1) Therein lies the reason why Satan wants a one world government, for if one were established, it would not be difficult for him to seize control.
The push for a global one world government continues to this day. In fact, the United Nations now claims 192 sovereign state nations as members of its organization. While the United Nations serves an umbrella group encompassing the entire world, there are other treaties and alliances being formed to unite countries in a closer tight-knit fashion. Europe has their European Union, which has united twenty-seven nations together. A recent report from Al Arabiya News indicates that Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Syria are planning to establish a common visa system. (2) A secret cable from the Ottawa Embassy in Ottawa, Canada, and dated January 28, 2005, discusses the possibility of a "North American Integration," which would bring together Canada, the United States, and Mexico. The recently leaked-out document states, "An incremental and pragmatic package of tasks for a new North American Initiative (NAI) will likely gain the most support among Canadian policymakers. Our research leads us to conclude that such a package should tackle both 'security' and 'prosperity goals.' This fits the recommendations of Canadian economists who have assessed the options for continental integration. While in principle many of them support more ambitious integration goals, like a custom union/single market and/or single currency, most believe the incremental approach is most appropriate at this time, and all agree that it helps pave the way to these goals if and when North Americans choose to pursue them." (3) In other words, they want to unite the North American nations gradually so that citizens of each nation will be more willing to accept an unified economy and currency.
As we watch countries around the world unite, I can't help but think back to my childhood when I would assemble jigsaw puzzles. I would put pieces together in clumps, and those clumps would get bigger and bigger as I went along. Finally, I would put all of the pieces together and the puzzle would be completed. We are seeing countries clumped together now. Eventually they will want to connect all of the pieces or clumps, and what they would hope to have at that point is a one world government.
The people who are working behind the scenes to establish a one world government include not only the United Nations, but groups such as the Council on Foreign Relations, or CFR. My father once stood outside their building located at 58 East 68th Street in New York City. Two women came out of the building under the guise of a smoking break, but undoubtedly they wanted to see what my parents and the people who were with them were up to. My father struck up a conversation with them and asked the question, "What is your agenda?" One of the women replied, "To ensure that the United States is not isolationist." What is isolationism? According to one dictionary definition, isolationism is "the policy or doctrine of isolating one's country from the affairs of other nations by declining to enter into alliances, foreign economic commitments, international agreements, etc., seeking to devote the entire efforts of one's country to its own advancement and remain at peace by avoiding foreign entanglements and responsibilities." (4) If we read between the lines, it is easy to see that the Council on Foreign Relations exists to make sure that the United States takes its place in the one world government system, which they are attempting to install.
While most members of the organization are elitists not commonly known by the average person, some members of the group are quite famous. The official CFR roster includes names such as former president of the United States Bill Clinton, actress Angelina Jolie, actor Richard Dreyfuss, broadcast journalist Barbara Walters, and news anchor Tom Brokaw. (5)
In order to successfully bring forth a global one world government, you must indoctrinate children from a very young age on the virtues of such a system. It was Vladimir Lenin, the founder of the Soviet Communist Party, who once said, "Give me just one generation of youth, and I'll transform the whole world." (6) When children go to school, their fertile young minds are often filled with globalist propaganda. In fact, one of the most bone-chilling quotes I've ever read came from a professor, known as Dr. Chester M. Pierce from Harvard University, who stated, "Every child in America entering school at the age of five is mentally ill because he comes to school with certain allegiances to our founding fathers, toward our elected officials, toward his parents, toward a belief in a supernatural being, and toward the sovereignty of this nation as a separate entity. It's up to you as teachers to make all these sick children well - by creating the international child of the future." (7)
The good news is that all efforts to set up a one world government will fail. Ultimately, the biggest obstacle preventing Satan's plans from reaching fruition is the existence of God's children who will always refuse to go along with Satan's evil system. In Daniel 2:44 we read, "And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever."
Did Obama Get Osama?
On the evening of May 1, 2011, Barack Obama announced that the infamous terrorist known as Osama bin Laden was shot and killed at a compound located in Abbottabad, Pakistan. According to the official story, bin Laden was killed by an elite team of Navy Seals known as Team Six. (8) They say they then quickly identified the body by a variety of means, including a DNA test. (9) After supposedly verifying the identity of the man they shot and killed, bin Laden was quickly given a water burial in the North Arabian Sea. (10)
The mission, which was code-named Operation Neptune Spear, seems to be covered in a shroud of secrecy. From the very outset, many of the details fed to the public by the government and the media were contradictory, and what really happened that evening in Abbottabad has been very difficult to ascertain.
While the United States' government claims that they quickly buried Osama bin Laden at sea because it is customary in Islam for a body to be buried within twenty-four hours of death, they seemed ignorant of the fact that Islam generally considers burial at sea to be a disgrace unless there are absolutely no other options. A cleric from Egypt, known as Ahmad al-Tayeb, claims that bin Laden's sea burial "runs contrary to the principles of Islamic laws, religious values, and humanitarian customs." (11) Why would the government bother to abide by one Islamic law while simultaneously violating another?
To date the Obama Administration has offered no evidence whatsoever that Osama bin Laden was actually killed when they said he was and in the manner that they claim. Many folks believe that bin Laden was already dead and had been dead for nearly a decade. I have a Fox News report in front of me, which is dated December 26, 2001, and it has the headline "Bin Laden Already Dead." The article, which cites a report from the Pakistan Observer, claims that Osama bin Laden died from a lung complication near the Tora Bora Mountains. (12)
An ABC News report, dated January 28, 2002 states, that on the night of September 10, 2001, bin Laden was at a hospital in Pakistan receiving dialysis. The report cites a hospital worker who claims they had a very unusual patient that night. "The military had him surrounded, and I saw the mysterious patient helped out of a car. I have seen many pictures of the man. He is the man we know as Osama bin Laden. I also heard two army officers talking to each other. They were saying that Osama bin Laden had to be watched carefully and looked after." (13)
A report from CNN, dated January 18, 2002, quotes Pakistan's former president, General Pervez Musharraf, as saying of bin Laden, "I think now, frankly, he is dead for the reason he is a kidney patient." Musharraf went on to say, "I don't know if he has been getting all that treatment in Afghanistan now. And the photographs that have been shown of him on television show him extremely weak. I would give the first priority that he is dead and the second priority that he is alive somewhere in Afghanistan." (14)
We may never know what really happened and how much of the official story is true. With today's modern technology, it is easy to fake pictures and videos. In fact, according to an article from the Washington Post, dated May 25, 2010, the CIA admits to faking at least one bin Laden video. (15) However, the majority of the American people will never question the official story because they desperately want it to be true. I personally cannot say for sure what happened because I wasn't there. However, in my personal opinion, I find the official story to be flimsy at best. It will be interesting to see if Barack Obama attempts to use this event as a way to bolster his chances of reelection.
Is The United States Becoming A Police State?
The United States of America is traditionally known as a "free country." In fact, the United States' Declaration of Independence refers to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" as "unalienable rights." Yet, since September 11, 2001, we have seen the freedoms that American citizens traditionally enjoy become slowly and systematically stripped away. When the US Patriot Act was passed in October 2001, it gave the United States government an unprecedented amount of authority to watch, spy, and conduct surveillance on the American people. Agencies of the government, such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, can now issue letters demanding the release of information regarding American citizens. These letters, which are known as National Security Letters, require no probable cause or judicial oversight. In the year 2010, the FBI issued 24,287 such letters and demanded information pertaining to 14,212 Americans. (16)
How bad could things get? Counter terrorism experts are now speculating that security measures may need to be increased at a variety of locations; including malls, shopping centers, stadiums, hotels, and even places of worship, due to concern of retaliatory terrorist attacks related to Osama bin Laden's death. According to security consultant David Boehm, in the future we could see security checkpoints at all such locations, which they refer to as "soft targets." (17) Will we someday be forced to suffer through an airport style security checkpoint just to go shopping at the local department store?
On May 4, 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, issued a press release announcing new policy changes, which will allow them to seize food and prevent it from being released to the marketplace for up to thirty days regardless of whether or not there is any evidence that the food may be unsafe for consumption. The press release states, "Previously, the FDA's ability to detain food products applied only when the agency had credible evidence that a food product presented was contaminated or mislabeled in a way that presented a threat of serious adverse health consequences or death to humans or animals." The new regulations, which are part of the Food Safety Modernization Act, will take effect in July 2011. (18)
Many news outlets have been publishing reports in recent days of Apple and Google's ability to collect data about its mobile phone users and to track their whereabouts everywhere they go. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, phones running on Google's Android operating system collect user location data every few seconds and transmit that data to Google several times an hour. Apple also collects location data of its iPhone users and receives transmission of that data every twelve hours. (19) It has now come to light that the Michigan State Police have been utilizing a device that can quickly copy all information from a person's mobile phone, and the equipment is sometimes being used even in cases of minor traffic violations. The device, which is known as the Physical Analyzer and is manufactured by a company known as CelleBrite, allows for the "complete extraction of existing, hidden, and deleted phone data, including call history, text messages, contacts, images, and geotags," according to the product brochure. (20)
Legislation has been drafted by Department of Transportation officials commissioning the creation of a Surface Transportation Revenue Alternatives Office to conduct trials for a new mileage tax that would charge automobile drivers for every mile that they drive. The proposal is highly unpopular, and according to Geoffrey Styles, writer of the Energy Outlook blog, the potential invasion of privacy is a big reason many American drivers would balk at the implementation of the new tax. "The problem comes the minute you introduce a device in the vehicle. [People] do not want the government to know where they are and where they are going," Styles said. (21)
Promiscuous Behavior - Condoned By The Powers That Be!
In today's society, the population of the Western world is constantly bombarded with lust-instilling material from television, magazines, licentious musicians, provocative Hollywood stars, and especially the Internet. This constant exposure to unseemly material is wreaking havoc on the lives of not only the adult population, but also on the lives of the children.
The city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, ranks within the top ten for incidences of sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV. In fact, the occurrence of HIV in Philadelphia is five times the national average, and 25 percent of all new infections occur with youth ages thirteen to twenty-four. In an attempt to combat the spread of STDs, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health has been distributing free condoms throughout the city at more than one hundred sites, including community-based organizations, churches, corner stores, beauty salons, adult clubs, bookstores, bathhouses, and college health centers. However, the city of Philadelphia decided that wasn't enough, and they have now launched a new program known as "Take Control Philly." The website for the program, which is geared towards youth, includes instructional videos which explain how to use condoms, and it also features a form that children ranging from ages eleven to nineteen can fill out to request that condoms be delivered to their homes through the mail. (22)
As It Was In The Days Of Lot!
For those who have studied American history at any depth, it is quite apparent that mainstream culture in the United States has grown more permissive as the years have passed. We now see a whole slew of sins brought to the forefront of society and proudly paraded about while those responsible for the aberrant behavior are patted on the back and told that their lifestyles are acceptable. Yet, our Holy Bible tells us that our God is unchanging. If he disapproved of certain actions in the past, he still disapproves of them today, regardless of what politicians, activists, or preachers may have to say about it. In Malachi 3:6 it says, "For I am the LORD, I change not."
The Bible makes it very clear that God does not approve of homosexual behavior. However, the few Christians still willing to stand up in opposition to this perverse lifestyle find themselves in an increasingly precarious situation. Those who dare to speak out against homosexuality are ostracized and called bigots. It has become quite clear that homosexuals are determined to ram their way of life down our throats and force us to not only tolerate their behavior, but accept it.
Lawmakers in the state of California are now considering a bill known as the Fair Education Act, which would require schools to include the "achievements" of homosexuals in their history and social studies curriculum. State Senator Mark Leno, an openly gay Democrat from San Francisco, authored the bill. "It is apparent that we are censoring the history lessons of our students by denying them the facts of the struggle for equal civil rights for the LGBT community," Leno said. (23)
The United States Navy has announced they will now allow same-sex marriages to be performed in their chapels. "Consistent with the tenets of his or her religious organization, a chaplain may officiate a same-sex, civil marriage: if it is conducted in accordance with a state that permits same-sex marriage or union; and if that chaplain is, according to the applicable state and local laws, otherwise fully certified to officiate that state's marriages," said Rear Admiral Mark Tidd, the Navy's chief of chaplains. (24)
Despite being a predominantly Catholic nation, the South American country of Brazil has legalized same-sex unions. The decision by the Brazilian Supreme Court was unanimous with the vote being 10-0. (25) As the homosexual lifestyle becomes more prevalent and accepted all over the world, it becomes another sign that we are living in the end times. In Luke 17:28-30, the Scriptures tell us, " Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed."
Record Breaking Deadly Weather!
April 2011 was a month of extreme weather in the United States. There were six states - Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia - that recorded their wettest April since 1895. Meanwhile, Texas suffered from a drought that covered 95% of this large state. To make matters worse, there were 305 tornadoes from April 25-28, which killed at least 309 people. The total amount of tornadoes in the United States for the entire month of April was an astounding 875. (26)
The recent wet weather in the United States has also caused catastrophic flooding in many areas along the Mississippi River. The flooding was so bad in some sections along the river that the Army Corp of Engineers was left with no other recourse but to destroy one levee and open floodgates in other areas, which has left millions of acres of land underwater. (27)
Weather Services International is predicting the formation of fifteen tropical storms this hurricane season. Eight of those storms are expected to be of hurricane strength with at least four of them being a category-3 strength hurricane or greater. Weather forecasters have warned Americans to "expect a much more impactful season along the US coastline." (28)
There certainly seems to be an increase in deadly weather, not just in the United States, but all over the world. As we see earthquakes, volcanoes, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and other disasters occur, it serves as a reminder of how much we need God's protection in these tumultuous times.
A Stalling Economy!
As usual, Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke and his associates at the Federal Reserve are insisting that America is on the right track, and that the road to recovery is just around the bend. They keep telling us that things are getting better, but unemployment remains extremely high, the housing market is in rough shape, inflation is rising, gas prices are hovering around $4.00 per gallon, and the United States government is on the verge of defaulting on its debt if Congress fails to raise the debt ceiling by August 2011.
How bad is the job market in the United States? McDonalds Corp, which is known for its cheap, unhealthy fast food, recently went on a job hiring spree and hired 62,000 new employees. The original plan called for the hire of only 50,000 employees, but what is truly shocking is the amount of people they had to turn away. Over one million people applied for jobs at McDonalds. (29)
A real estate research firm, known as Zillow, reported in May 2011 that 28.4 percent of all single-family home mortgages now have negative equity. Home loans in this condition are referred to as "underwater mortgages." (30) The city of Chicago is so desperate to get rid of their abandoned homes that they have now teamed up with Bank of America to simply donate some of the empty houses to nonprofit organizations. (31) Just think, the housing market is so bad in Chicago that they have decided to start giving homes away!
On May 16, 2011, the United States' government reached its debt ceiling of $14.29 trillion dollars. Although the country is at its debt limit, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told Congress that the government will continue to be able to pay its debts until August 2, 2011, through the use of "extraordinary measures," such as borrowing money from the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund. (32) In all likelihood, the U.S. Congress will raise the debt ceiling before we reach August 2011. However, the reality remains that the United States of America is a country that can no longer function without borrowing money. The interest payments on U.S. debt in the year 2010 exceeded 413 billion dollars. (33)
In closing, I encourage all of you to keep seeking God in these troubling times. I know there are many things wrong in this world in which we live. However, we serve a great and merciful God who will watch over us and keep us safe if we abide in His will. If you have not yet given your heart to God, I encourage you to do so now. I know that without the Lord Jesus Christ in my life, I would feel hopeless. Our Saviour has promised that He will return, and I know that God always keeps His promises. The cry of my heart truly is, "Even so, come, Lord Jesus."
Thank you to all who support this ministry. It is your kindness and generosity that allows us at Last Trumpet Ministries to do what we do. We will endeavor to keep you all informed of the current events happening in these last days and strive to improve the quality and content of each new issue of this newsletter in the subsequent months. It has been one year since we published the final issue written by my father, Pastor David J. Meyer. I know that he cannot be replaced, but I thank God and all of our readers for this opportunity to serve in his absence and work for the Lord as we grow ever closer to the glorious return of our Saviour. If you have any prayer requests, small or great, feel welcomed to send them our way. Our intercessors will give each request individual attention. We also ask you to keep us in prayer concerning a new processing center that we would like to build on property adjoining our church that my father had purchased shortly before passing on. We seek God's wisdom, grace, and blessing as we attempt to work out all of the details regarding this project. I know that if it is the Lord's will, everything will work out. Grace and peace be unto you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Samuel David Meyer

01. Phrases.org.uk, http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/absolute-power-corrupts-absolutely.html.
02. Al Arabiya News, May 1, 2011, By Dina Al-Shibeeb, http://english.alarabiya.net.
03. Wikileaks, April 28, 2011, Cable 05OTTAWA268, http://wikileaks.ch.
04. Dictionary.com, http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/isolationism.
05. Official CFR Roster, http://cfr.org.
06. GoodReads.com, http://goodreads.com/quotes/show/106700
07. What Liberals Say, http://aim.org/wls/author/chester-m-pierce/.
08. The Week, May 3, 2011, By The Week, http://theweek.com.
09. USA Today, May 2, 2011, By Douglas Stanglin, http://usatoday.com.
10. USA Today, May 2, 2011, By Michael Winter, http://usatoday.com.
11. Christian Science Monitor, May 3, 2011, By Ariel Zirulnick, http://csmonitor.com.
12. Fox News, December 26, 2001, By Fox News, http://foxnews.com.
13. CBS News, January 28, 2002, By CBS News, http://cbsnews.com.
14. CNN, January 18, 2002, By CNN, http://cnn.com.
15. Washington Post, May 25, 2010, By Jeff Stein, http://washingtonpost.com.
16. Electronic Privacy Information Center, May 9, 2011, http://epic.org.
17. CBS New York, May 3, 2011, By CBS New York, New York, NY.
18. U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Official Press Release, May 4, 2011, http://fda.gov.
19. The Wall Street Journal, April 22, 2011, By Julia Angwin and Jennifer Valentino-Devries, http://wsj.com.
20. The Newspaper, April 19, 2011, http://thenewspaper.com/news/34/3458.asp.
21. MSNBC, May 5, 2011, By Tom Curry, http://msnbc.com.
22. Rhrealitycheck.org, April 27, 2011, By Drew De Los Reyes.
23. The Sacramento Bee, May 7, 2011, By Diana Lambert, http://sacbee.com.
24. Time Magazine, May 10, 2011, By Mark Thompson, http://time.com.
25. The Christian Science Monitor, May 6, 2011, By Taylor Barnes, http://csmonitor.com.
26. Associated Press, May 10, 2011, By Beth Borenstein.
27. USA Today, May 18, 2011, By Thomas Frank, http://usatoday.com.
28. AFP, April 27, 2011, By AFP, Miami, FL.
29. Bloomberg News, April 28, 2011, By Leslie Patton, http://bloomberg.com.
30. Business Insider, May 9, 2011, By Business Insider, http://businessinsider.com.
31. Chicago Breaking Business News, May 11, 2011, By Mary Ellen Podmolik.
32. Huffington Post, May 18, 2011, By Elise Foley, http://huffingtonpost.com.
33. Treasury Direct, http://www.treasurydirect.gov/govt/reports/ir/ir_expense.htm.
Special Note: A new tribute website for Pastor David J. Meyer can now be accessed at http://pastormeyer.org.
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Big Waterspout off the Coast of New South Wales, Australia - May 30, 2011

KMIR6 Reports: Geoengineering the Skies - May 26, 2011

Monday, May 30, 2011

L(NaturalNews) Celery contains a high level of calcium, magnesium, potassium and active compounds called phthalides, which have been found to lower blood pressure and promote a healthy circulatory system. Celery is best eaten raw and the juice is especially useful for overall good health. Celery leaves, seeds and roots can all be eaten. The seeds are particularly rich in iron and vitamins and have anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties.

According to a recent study published in Cancer Prevention Research, the compound called apigenin found in
celery can stop certain breast cancer tumor cells from multiplying and growing.

In Ayurvedic remedies, celery seed is commonly used as a diuretic, since fluid retention aggravates
high blood pressure and other problems such as gout, arthritis, pre-menstrual syndrome and congestive heart conditions. It is also said to help in recovering from the common cold, coughs, sinus congestion, respiratory infections, bronchitis, and laryngitis.

Caution: Celery seed may cause minor discomfort in some people, and anyone suffering with a stomach upset or diarrhea after ingesting the
seeds should discontinue its use. Pregnant women should not take celery seed without seeing a medical professional because of its strong diuretic properties.

More uses for celery

Celery may help in the treatment of arthritis and rheumatic disorders. In Japan, rheumatic patients are sometimes put on a celery-only diet until their condition improves.

Celery stimulates the thyroid and pituitary glands.

It is said to clear uric acid from painful joints.

Preparing Celery

Eat raw, whole celery to reduce high
blood pressure and to act as a tonic for the liver.

Grated, raw celery can be used as a poultice for swollen glands.

juice or an infusion of celery seeds may be drunk to alleviate conditions such as sciatica.

A glass of
celery juice taken before a meal is said to act as a natural appetite suppressant for those wanting to lose weight. Chewing celery seeds after a meal helps digestion.

Celery root is said to be an aphrodisiac.

Although best eaten raw for optimum
health benefits, celery is also useful and tasty added to soups, stews and a variety of other cooked dishes. Experiment with combinations of celery and/or onions, green peppers, garlic, chili powder, tomatoes, parsley, barley, carrots and coriander for a hearty soup.

Try celery as a cooked, sauteed vegetable. Celery prepared in this way will retain most of the
potassium, and it stays crunchy. Celery is high in sodium, making it unnecessary to add salt when this vegetable is part of a dish.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Healing Properties pages 29, 83, 152. Published by Harper Collins, 2002 edition, C. Normal Shealy MD, PhD.

ower blood pressure and improve health naturally with celery

CDC admits flu vaccines don't work (which is why you need a new one every year)

by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor

(NaturalNews) I'm always amused by the purchasing process of electronics or appliances at big box stores. On one hand, as their sales associate calmly explains to you, whatever product you're buying is such high quality that you'll be extremely satisfied with your purchase. But on the other hand, it's also such a complete piece of junk that you'd be smart to add on a two-year extended warranty so that when the gizmo breaks five seconds after you open the box, you can get a replacement for free.

The CDC and the vaccine industry are fronting a similar bit of contradictory logic. "Our vaccines work so well that they offer almost total immunity from the flu," they claim. And yet somehow they also work so poorly that they "wear off" after a year and require you to be re-vaccinated annually.

This is The Great Big Lie of the vaccine industry: The lie that says you have be re-vaccinated each and every year, often with the exact same strains you were vaccinated with the previous year. The coming winter flu vaccines for 2011, for example, are being manufactured with the same strains as the 2010 flu vaccines.

But if vaccines work so amazingly well as the CDC and the vaccine industry (fraudulently) suggests, then why do you need the same shot year after year?

Well, according to the CDC, "Vaccines wear off."

Vaccines wear off, they say

Yep, that's their cover story. The vaccines "wear off."

But hold on a minute. There's something fishy about this. Because human antibodies normally last a lifetime, remember? That's why you don't get the chicken pox over and over again; because the first time you got the chicken pox as a kid, your body created chicken pox antibodies and those antibodies last a lifetime.

Thus, your immune system offers you lifetime immunity from the chicken pox.

The vaccine industry false tries to claim its vaccines work exactly the same way: They cause the body to produce antibodies against a certain viral strain. But there's something you're not being told about vaccines: They don't really produce the same quality and strength of antibodies that your own body would produce from a natural infection and recovery. That's why the vaccines "wear off" and leave you with zero protection from the very strains they inoculate you against.

In other words, vaccines don't work as advertised. And that's why the vaccine industry has to keep pushing the same vaccine strains year after year. Because, think about it: If vaccines actually worked as intended, they would give you lifetime immunity against whatever strains you were injected with, right? And yet the CDC now openly admits vaccines don't offer that at all:

"This year's flu shot will be a duplicate of last year's because the same flu strains are still circulating," reports the Associated Press in an article about the CDC. "Government health officials are urging nearly everyone to get this fall's flu shot. They say a vaccine's protection can fade significantly after several months." (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110527...)

Vaccine protection fades after a few months? Well then, vaccines must not actually cause the body to react with producing its own antibodies, because those antibodies, we're told, offer lifetime immunity.

Another way you can confirm this yourself is by remembering your history. Remember when the Europeans came to America centuries ago and killed off masses of American Indians by accidentally giving them smallpox? Well, if the Indians died of smallpox, why didn't the Europeans die of smallpox? (There were no vaccines in the 1600's and 1700's.) The answer is because the Europeans had already been exposed and built up lifetime immunity to the disease.

Thus, the reason the European invaders of North America did not die from smallpox wasn't because they were vaccinated; it was because they had already been exposed to the disease and had built up active immunity against it (by producing their own antibodies which last a lifetime). Thus, the Europeans could be exposed to smallpox over and over again with no symptoms of infection. They were effectively "immune" to smallpox, in exactly the same way a human being living today becomes immune to a winter flu strain by first being exposed to the full strength strain (in the wild) and then building up their own antibodies in an automatic adaptive response.

But don't expect the vaccine industry to educate anyone on how infectious disease and antibodies really work. They're too busy selling annual flu shots to bother with scientific facts.

The flu vaccine manufacturing machine is on high output

"Five vaccine manufacturers announced plans to make between 166 million and 173 million doses for the coming season," says the same article mentioned above. That's the highest vaccine manufacturing output for the USA in the history of vaccines.

With all these 170 million (or so) vaccines sitting around by the time the winter rolls around, the CDC is obviously going to have to kick its propaganda and fear mongering into high gear to convince people to buy all these vaccines. This is going to be doubly difficult considering the inconvenient fact that all the people who got vaccinated last year already received vaccines against these same viral strains!

So, in other words, the CDC must now convince 170 million people that last year's vaccine was such a complete failure that they need the exact same vaccines this year -- and somehow this year's vaccine will work better even though it's exactly the same as last year's vaccine. How will they accomplish this?

It's simple: They won't talk much about the fact that this year's flu vaccine is identical to last year's flu vaccine. They'll just repeat their blatant lies about vaccines offering near-100 percent protection against the flu -- an insinuation so blatantly false that the FTC should actually charge the vaccine manufacturers with false advertising.

And the great unknowing masses will, of course, line up to be injected yet again with the same cocktail of viral strains and vaccine preservatives that didn't work for them last year! Because the hilarious truth about flu vaccines is that most of the people who get sick from the flu each year are the same people who were vaccinated against the flu!

Yep, it's the devastating secret of the vaccine industry: Most of the flu victims each year are precisely the same people who took the flu shots. And now you know why that is so -- because the flu vaccine shots simply don't work. Even if you do believe they work at first, even the CDC openly admits -- on the record -- that "flu vaccines stop working after several months."

They fade out like a set of old batteries, in other words. And that right there is proof that flu vaccines don't produce a true antibody response.

The great vaccine marketing con: Annual vaccine shots

The CDC is now engaged in the marketing of annual vaccination of the entire population. That's the game, you see: Convince people they need an annual flu shot just to stay healthy. It's a complete marketing con, of course, but it's necessary to keep the flu vaccine profit machine humming along each winter.

In doing this, the CDC is now running a criminal marketing racket to falsely push vaccines as the solution even though flu vaccines simply don't work. For every 100 people vaccinated against the winter flu, by the way, 99 of them will experience no difference whatsoever in their flu outcomes. Even using the industry's own best evidence, flu vaccines are no more than one percent effective at actually preventing the flu (http://www.naturalnews.com/029641_v...) -- and that's only during the first few months before they "fade out."

One of the CDC's own vaccine scientists -- a man who received millions of dollars in grant money from the CDC -- was recently indicted by a federal grand jury for money laundering and fraud (http://www.naturalnews.com/032216_T...). Check out the NaturalNews diagram called Poul Thorsen's Alleged Web of Fraud to see the complete web of deceit under which the key players of the vaccine fraud industry operate: http://www.naturalnews.com/files/We...

The truth is that the CDC abandoned real science long ago and is now engaged almost entirely in infectious disease fear mongering and the wholesale prostitution of itself to the vaccine industry. The CDC has become to the vaccine industry what infomercial guru Tony Little is to exercise equipment. This is an agency that now functions as little more than the marketing branch of the vaccine giants.

As part of that total prostitution of itself to the vaccine makers, last year the CDC even announced that virtually everyone should get annual flu vaccine shots, including pregnant women!

You can immunize yourself against the winter flu

But here's the other dirty little secret the CDC absolutely does not want you to know: If you skip the vaccine, boost your vitamin D intake, and encounter the flu naturally, you will build your own lifetime antibodies against the infection.

Got that? So the best way to immunize yourself against a particular strain of the winter flu is to dose up on vitamin D, boost your nutritional intake, get healthy and then just go out into the world and stop worrying about exposing yourself to the flu. You'll pick it up somewhere, and if your immune system is functioning well with high levels of vitamin D (that's the vitamin that "activates" your immune response to flu infections), your body will build its own antibodies, and you won't even know it! You will have what's called a "symptomless infection" and won't even know your body successfully fought off the viral invader.

Better yet, because you were exposed to the real viral strain in the wild (and not some weakened strain in a flu vaccine shot), your body will maintain lifetime immunity to that viral strain. And isn't that the goal of immunization in the first place?

Immunizing yourself, you see, works far better than relying on the vaccine industry to immunize you through some artificial means (an injection). Their immunization, it turns out, simply doesn't work reliably. And that's why the sad sellouts and prostitutes of the vaccine industry have to keep pushing their same lame flu shots year after year, with no improvements and virtually zero effectiveness.

And the same ignorant consumers line up year after year to get the same failed flu shots year after year... then they wonder why they still get sick year after year.

Do the math, folks. This is not rocket science. If flu shots worked as well as your own immune response to a natural infection, then you would only need one shot in your entire life for any given viral flu strain. But that, of course, would be bad for vaccine profits. They need suckers to believe in annual flu shots so they can keep raking in the big bucks year after year.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Activist Post: 79 Senators vote to trash the Constitution: The “War of Terror” on the US grows

Activist Post: 79 Senators vote to trash the Constitution: The “War of Terror” on the US grows

The Obama Deception HQ Full length version

Activist Post: The Last Word On Osama bin Laden

Activist Post: The Last Word On Osama bin Laden

Barack Obama Mocks And Makes Fun Of The Bible—No Christian Would Do This

Recent earthquake activity not making the news

THE SLEEPING GIANT, New Madrid Fault...Part 1

Hidden Books in Vatican PT.1of4

Television: The Image of Sin (Documentary)

Flu Vaccines Will Be Enough For Half The Population - So Who Should Get Them?

28 May 2011   

While the CDC is advising everyone to get a flu shot, vaccine makers say this is not necessarily true - some people may not need a repeat shot. Whoever is right, even with record production for this coming fall, only half the US population will be able to get vaccinated.

Vaccine makers say this season's shot will be a duplicate of last year's. This is because the same flu strains are circulating. If this is the case, young, healthy individuals may still be immune from last season's shot and may not need a booster.

It is inevitable that members of the public will become confused and frustrated with conflicting advice. Government health officials say that the protection offered by one season's shot can diminish rapidly -especially for frail, elderly people, as well as those with weakened immune systems.

Earlier this month, five vaccine makers said they plan to produce from 166 to 173 million flu vaccine doses for the coming influenza season, surpassing the previous record by 6 million.

Americans are taking flu shots in ever growing numbers; over the last ten months over 40% of the population has been vaccinated, compared to 30% in previous years.

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has been aggressively promoting flu shots as a public health priority. It says everyone should be vaccinated, except for children under 6 months of age, individuals with egg allergies, and some other conditions. The emergence of swine flu in 2009 probably triggered another rush for shots.

US authorities have become more aggressive in promoting flu shots than their European counterparts.

Health authorities tend to use the changing flu strains argument when encouraging people to get vaccinated. As the same strains as last year are expected to be circulating this coming fall, many experts say that not everyone necessarily needs two consecutive years of shots.

The CDC says that at the best of times, flu shots are only about 70% effective. Repeat shots should be given to as many people as possible to protect a whole population, they say.

Studies do not seem to agree on how quickly a flu shot's protection starts to wane. According to the CDC, one's immunity drops by at least 66% over a year. Other studies suggest that in children protection last for up to three years, and at least one year in adults.

The truth is nobody, not even the experts, really know how long protection lasts.

If nobody is really sure, surely the best bet is to vaccinate as many people as possible.

Written by Christian Nordqvist
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Not to be reproduced without permission of Medical News Today

It is best not to vaccinate for the simple fact that we don't know what is in the vaccine. I am not a himan pin cushion and don't want to be any part of their experimentation.

Lower blood pressure and improve health naturally with celery

by Fleur Hupston
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(NaturalNews) Celery contains a high level of calcium, magnesium, potassium and active compounds called phthalides, which have been found to lower blood pressure and promote a healthy circulatory system. Celery is best eaten raw and the juice is especially useful for overall good health. Celery leaves, seeds and roots can all be eaten. The seeds are particularly rich in iron and vitamins and have anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties.

According to a recent study published in Cancer Prevention Research, the compound called apigenin found in celery can stop certain breast cancer tumor cells from multiplying and growing.

In Ayurvedic remedies, celery seed is commonly used as a diuretic, since fluid retention aggravates high blood pressure and other problems such as gout, arthritis, pre-menstrual syndrome and congestive heart conditions. It is also said to help in recovering from the common cold, coughs, sinus congestion, respiratory infections, bronchitis, and laryngitis.

Caution: Celery seed may cause minor discomfort in some people, and anyone suffering with a stomach upset or diarrhea after ingesting the seeds should discontinue its use. Pregnant women should not take celery seed without seeing a medical professional because of its strong diuretic properties.

More uses for celery

Celery may help in the treatment of arthritis and rheumatic disorders. In Japan, rheumatic patients are sometimes put on a celery-only diet until their condition improves.

Celery stimulates the thyroid and pituitary glands.

It is said to clear uric acid from painful joints.

Preparing Celery

Eat raw, whole celery to reduce high blood pressure and to act as a tonic for the liver.

Grated, raw celery can be used as a poultice for swollen glands.

Celery juice or an infusion of celery seeds may be drunk to alleviate conditions such as sciatica.

A glass of celery juice taken before a meal is said to act as a natural appetite suppressant for those wanting to lose weight. Chewing celery seeds after a meal helps digestion.

Celery root is said to be an aphrodisiac.

Although best eaten raw for optimum health benefits, celery is also useful and tasty added to soups, stews and a variety of other cooked dishes. Experiment with combinations of celery and/or onions, green peppers, garlic, chili powder, tomatoes, parsley, barley, carrots and coriander for a hearty soup.

Try celery as a cooked, sauteed vegetable. Celery prepared in this way will retain most of the potassium, and it stays crunchy. Celery is high in sodium, making it unnecessary to add salt when this vegetable is part of a dish.


The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Healing Properties pages 29, 83, 152. Published by Harper Collins, 2002 edition, C. Normal Shealy MD, PhD.

I hope everyone will try using celery in their daily diet. Good health benefits.

Activist Post: Obama Gives Himself the Power to Economically Assassinate Syrian Leaders

Activist Post: Obama Gives Himself the Power to Economically Assassinate Syrian Leaders

Is he the President of the USA or World Dictator?

Activist Post: WHO caves: Allows smallpox stockpiling for three more years

Activist Post: WHO caves: Allows smallpox stockpiling for three more years

The stockpiling of these viruses are for depopulation purposes. To lower the population from the 6.8 billion to about 500 million would take some drastic measures. Think about it .

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Study: Tree bark compound helps reduce severe pain symptoms naturally

by Jonathan Benson, staff writer

(NaturalNews) A new study published in the journal Nature Chemistry provides new insight into the power of a rare type of tree bark to relieve serious pain. Scientists from the Scripps Research Institute (SRI) in Florida discovered that the bark of the Tabernaemontana divaricata plant, also known as crepe jasmine, contains a compound known as conolidine that appears to be just as effective at treating pain as morphine, but without all the harmful side effects.

Glenn Micalizio, an associate professor at the SRI Department of Chemistry, and his colleagues first had to figure out a way to synthesize conolidine in order to study it. Once they did, they discovered for the first time that conolidine is an effective alternative to traditional opioid analgesics. And because it does not cause nausea, constipation, breathing problems, and even death like
morphine can, conolidine has great potential to become a natural replacement for this and other pain medications.

Not an opioid itself, conolidine remains a bit of a mystery. Researchers are not quite sure how the substance works to relieve both acute and inflammatory pain in a similar way as opioids do without acting upon the same cellular receptors. In fact, the team investigated more than 50 probable cellular targets and determined that conolidine did not interact with them as the suspected, which leaves them at a loss for an explanation as to how the substance works.

Either way, conolidine exhibited no harmful
side effects, so its viability as an effective replacement to side effect-producing drugs like morphine is considerable, even without mechanistic details. But researchers still plan to conduct additional research as they further develop the substance in the hope that they might reach a more definitive conclusion.

"Conolidine is a very potent analgesic," said Micalizio. "But it is not an opiate. It doesn't bind to the opioid receptors."

Long before conolidine was chemically synthesized, traditional Chinese, Indian, and Thai forms of medicine utilized natural extracts from the crepe jasmine plant to treat pain. Root, leaf, and bark powders and extracts derived from the plant are available from some vendors of natural herbs and traditional medicines.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

FEMA gives aid money to flood victims, then demands it all back

by Neev M. Arnell

(NaturalNews) The Federal Emergency Management Agency is asking thousands of Americans who were victims of natural disasters to return more than $22 million in government aid, after the agency mistakenly made payments to many people who it is now saying were ineligible (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110510...).

The federal agency is seeking money back from people nationwide who were affected by 129 different disasters since 2005, including floods, tornadoes, hurricanes and other natural disasters, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

"The FEMA representative said that I was one of the first to get the letters, thousands will be getting the letters, going all the way back to Hurricane Katrina," said Lisa DiVito of Chicago, IL, who received $3,400 last July after a flood damaged her home (http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?se...).

FEMA officials say they may have given out as many as 160,000 grants to ineligible people by mistake, to the tune of more than half a billion dollars.

FEMA accepts fault and said the mistakes occurred because of employees who either misunderstood eligibility rules, approved duplicate assistance for costs that were already covered by insurance or other sources, or made accounting errors. The agency, however, is still obliged to recover the erroneous payments.

The Department of Homeland Security's inspector general criticized the agency last December for failing to recover $643 million in these types of erroneous payments to victims of Hurricane Katrina and other disasters. The report called on FEMA Agency Administrator Craig Fugate to sanction a way to recoup the funds. FEMA then adopted a new process and the letters began going out.

"We are committed to being responsible stewards of taxpayer dollars," said Rachel Racusen, FEMA spokeswoman.

Since 1982, federal law has required the agency to try to recover any mistaken payouts. However, a bill introduced by Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas last month would allow FEMA to waive debts in cases where the agency has made mistakes. The Senate committee on homeland security will consider the bill this week.

The FEMA funds ranged from payments as little as a few hundred dollars to some as much as $27,000, and most recipients have already spent whatever they got on repairs. People who receive the letter asking them to repay their award have some options: they may appeal; apply for a hardship waiver that would forgive the debt; or establish a payment plan.

After this spring, which saw devastating tornadoes and floods, the agency's mistakes illustrate the problems associated with accepting federal aid, and after FEMA's colossal mistakes during Hurricane Katrina, some are totally fed up with the agency altogether.

"Hurricane Katrina made them worthless feds in windbreakers, a four-letter agency for which some couldn't find enough four-letter words," said The Associated Press in an article bashing the agency for its failures subsequent to Katrina during the 2008 Hurricane Ike, which made landfall in Galveston, TX (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/2676256...).

"They're still screwed up. They haven't remedied their problem," said Galveston nurse Reginald Cleveland, one of thousands of evacuees stuck at a shelter in San Antonio after Ike hit. "I say, put the people out. They obviously don't know what they're doing."

U.S. presidential candidate Ron Paul, who is also the congressman serving Galveston, said that some in his hurricane-prone district do not want FEMA's help.

"I've been very much involved in the hurricanes that have come into my district and most of the people in my district do not like FEMA," Paul told CNN's Wolf Blitzer in May. "There is strong resentment toward the way FEMA operates because they're bureaucrats that don't understand the rule of law nor do they understand local control and property rights (http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/2...).

And Paul is ready to get rid of the entire agency, even aside from its incompetence.

"There's a very strong argument that this whole program of government, through coercion and taxation, can bail out everybody when we're flat broke," he said. "Why should we take the money from someone else who doesn't get the chance to live on the gulf and make them pay for my house?"

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FEMA and all Government agencies are not interested in helping people rebuild after a disaster.Only interested in furthering their agenda. See Agenda 21.

Alert - Assembly Bill 354 passes

by Debbie A. Allsup
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(NaturalNews) California's Assembly Bill 354 - stating that beginning July 1, 2011, all seventh through twelfth grade students must have had the pertussis shot with all appropriate boosters - has passed. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has decided that the original series of pertussis shots lose potency between five and ten years after being administered; therefore, a booster is necessary. According to this bill, in 2005 a pertussis booster was licensed in the U.S. in the form of a Tdap vaccination specifically intended for teens and adults. Is there a way around this law?

If children received the Tdap vaccine after their seventh birthday, they are not required to have the booster. Further information from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is as follows:

Pertussis is widespread. If your child is 10 years and older has not yet received
the 'Tdap' pertussis booster shot, please contact your doctor or
health department. Getting a booster shot now will protect your child against the ongoing threat of pertussis and meet a new school requirement that begins in the 2011-2012 school year (California law - Assembly Bill 354). Adults are also advised to get a pertussis booster shot, if they haven't already.

Thankfully, the CDPH also states that parents can exempt their children from taking the booster "for verified medical conditions or personal beliefs" even though it has been made a law.

The CDPH wants every child in California to dose up with Tdap, asserting all the while that the shot "will protect your child against the ongoing threat of pertussis." This recommendation is made despite the last sentence in "Chapter 10: Pertussis" of the Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (VPD) Surveillance Manual 4th Edition which states, "The efficacy of Tdap vaccination in controlling school or institutional outbreaks has not been evaluated." The CDC uses an information collection form to document vaccination history, doses, dates of doses, etc. of all patients identified as having pertussis, as mentioned in the VPD Surveillance Manual 4th Edition. Consequently, the CDC does have all the facts as to whether this booster has worked so far or not because right in front of their eyes they can see if this child had the booster and when.

Surely, after six years, some report on the actual effectiveness of the pertussis booster is available for the CDC and the public to evaluate. If not, why has the use of something not thoroughly evaluated for its effectiveness been made into a law?

According to a CDC article titled "Outbreaks," ten infant deaths occurred in California in 2010 from pertussis. One of the babies had the first dose of the pertussis vaccination just 15 days before he died of pertussis, and most of these babies were younger than 3 months. Because of the recent outbreak, the CDC recommends an accelerated immunization schedule for infants, and the CDC encourages the booster shot for individuals who are around babies. The updated regulations state that the first pertussis shot is to be given when the baby is just six weeks old, with one shot to follow every four weeks until five have been given. Again, Californian children are exempted from vaccinations under Section 120365 of the Health and Safety Code after parents sign a waiver.

Interestingly, to satisfy this new law, students only need to have the pertussis shot, even though a vaccine just for pertussis (without being in cocktail form) is not available in the U.S. In short, by making pertussis vaccination a requirement, youngsters are forced to receive the tetanus and diphtheria vaccinations as well.

Parents are cautioned to research the issue and CDC findings.


ftp://leginfo.public.ca.gov/.../bill/.../ab.../ab_354_cfa_20100817_190745_ sen_floor.html
http://www.cdc.gov/osels/ph_surveillance/nndss/annsum/2008/08graphs.htm, #41, #42
http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/immunize/Documents/Pertussis%20report%209- 14-2010%20- %20For%20Release.pdf

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The false claims of GMOs

by Ethan A. Huff, staff writer

(NaturalNews) For years, biotechnology companies have been making lofty, unsubstantiated claims that genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) are the cure for world hunger, and that without them, people will starve to death. But according to many agricultural scientists and researchers, such claims have absolutely no basis in reality, and are nothing more than deceitful marketing. One researcher from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) recently compared the nonsensical industry rhetoric in favor of
GMOs to giving cigarettes away free to children -- in other words, claims that GMOs are the answer to world hunger are nothing but a ploy to hook farmers and consumers into taking the deadly bait.

Biotech mouthpieces and their media lackeys routinely hail GMOs as superior to conventional and
organic crops because they say yields are better, less pesticides are needed to grow GM crops, and GM crops can be grown more densely in a given area than alternatives can. But is any of this actually true? To date, GMOs have not surpassed conventional or organic crops in terms of yields. And since 1996, which is right around the time GMOs were first introduced, pesticide use in the US has increased by nearly 400 million pounds (http://www.naturalnews.com/027642_g...).

On the other hand, a recent United Nations (UN) report explains that eco-farming, which uses
natural growing methods rather than chemical- and GM-based methods, has actually boosted food production much more significantly than any GM methods have.

"Today's scientific evidence demonstrates that agro ecological methods outperform the use of chemical fertilizers in boosting
food production where the hungry live -- especially in unfavorable environments," said Olivier De Schutter, a UN Special Rapporteur, at a recent presentation. "To date, agro ecological projects have shown an average crop yield increase of 80 percent in 57 developing countries, with an average increase of 116 percent for all African projects. Recent projects conducted in 20 African countries demonstrated a doubling of crop yields over a period of three to ten years."

In truth, GMOs have failed in virtually every category of supposed benefit -- they simply do not live up to the
industry hype. And besides offering no benefit or improvement upon natural growing methods, GMOs are also a significant threat to both environmental and human health. There are no credible safety studies that have ever been conducted proving that "Frankencrops" are safe or beneficial (http://www.naturalnews.com/031951_G...).

Are american children to be used in medical experiments to test anthrax vaccine?

by Tara Green

(NaturalNews) The highly controversial and potentially lethal anthrax vaccine may be tested on US children if the federal government gets its way. Although adverse event reports related to the vaccine among adult test subjects have included hospitalization, disability and even death, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is exploring the possibility of testing the vaccine on children.

Nicole Lurie, the assistant secretary for preparedness and response at the DHHS, recently requested that the National Biodefense Science Board submit an evaluation of safety issues related to testing the anthrax vaccine on children. The DHHS frames the possible testing as an issue of biodefense preparedness. However, the possibility of pediatric testing of the vaccine both ignores the vaccine's dangers, and raises the specter of class- and/or race-based selection of medical test subjects which has haunted US health agencies for over a century.

Even in the months in 2001 when letters containing anthrax were mailed to several congressional leaders, heightening national fears during the post-9/11 period, Bill First, a physician and then-Senate Majority Leader, urged caution in use of the anthrax vaccine. He told CNN: "There are very real and potentially serious side effects from the vaccine and anyone who elects to receive the vaccine needs to be made aware of that. I do not recommend widespread inoculation. There are too many side effects and if there is limited chance of exposure- the side effects would far outweigh any potential advantage."

A 2007 report by the CDC, along with the Vaccine Healthcare Centers of the Department of Defense and the watchdog group Government Accountability estimated that "between 1 and 2 percent" of vaccinated military personnel, experienced "severe adverse events, which could result in disability or death."

If a vaccine with this kind of reputation is to be tested on children, one has to wonder which children. It is fairly certain those young test subjects won't be the offspring of high-ranking government officials or corporate vice presidents and CEOs.

The history of medical testing carries a taint of racism, classism and opportunism, as health officials select those with less education and fewer choices to be unwitting guinea pigs in medical experiments supposedly in the name of scientific advancement.

You don't have to be a conspiracy theorist or history professor to have heard of the notorious 40-year long Tuskegee experiments in which the US Public Health Service withheld syphilis treatment from infected black men to measure the effects of the disease.

In October of 2010, President Obama apologized to Guatemala for tests during the 1940s when the US Public Health Service used prostitutes deliberately infect 700 prisoners, soldiers and patients with emotional and mental problems with syphilis both through visits with prostitutes and pouring bacteria for the disease onto skin abrasions on the subjects' bodies.

Vaccine testing has its own special place in the annals of this kind of integrity-free medical research. In the early 1960s, mentally disabled children at a residential state school in New York were deliberately infected with viral hepatitis so that they could be test subjects for the disease.

A 1978 CDC test for a hepatitis B vaccine which sought "promiscuous homosexual male" volunteers has some interesting connections to both HIV and the previously rare opportunistic diseases associated with the AIDS virus. As recently as 1990, the CDC and Kaiser Pharmaceuticals gave 1,500 black and Hispanic 6-month old infants an unlicensed measles vaccine without the approval and consent of their parents. (For more detail of these stories and other true-life medical experimentation horror stories, see http://www.naturalnews.com/022383.html).

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May 24, 2011

How Can We Please God?

by Brian Shilhavy

And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. (Hebrews 11:6)
Is it possible to please God, to make him happy? Are God’s feelings toward me affected by anything I can control? Yes! Starting with the truth that God exists and that he created us, the way we think and the way we live our lives, most certainly do affect the way God feels about us. So how can we please
To answer this question positively, it is important to first review what we can NOT change about God by anything we think or do. We can NOT change God’s love for us by anything that is within our power to think or do. This may seem like a contradiction to the opening statements in the first paragraph, but that is probably because of the limited understanding we have in modern culture around the word and concept of “love.” It is most often associated with a “feeling” of love.But when we read the English translations of the Bible and read the English word “love”, there are actually many Greek words (Greek was the language the New Testament was written in) that are translated by our English word for “love.” The three most common ones are: philia, eros, and agape. “Philia” describes a “brotherly” love one has for family and friends. “Eros” describes a passionate or romantic love such as exists between a husband and wife. But the word used for “love” most often in the New Testament is “agape”, which often represents an unconditional love that is completely independent of feelings. It is the word that is used, for example, when Jesus tells his disciples to not hate their enemies, but to love them (see Matthew 5:43-44). Such an act of love is done independent of feelings (who “feels like” loving their enemies?!) It is an act of the will. When Jesus went to the cross to die for our sins as an act of the most supreme love ever demonstrated, the Bible records that he prayed to God to remove that hour of darkness  from his life in the moments leading up to that event. He didn’t really “feel” like going through with it. In fact, he was in agony and sweated drops of blood. But he prayed “Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.” (Luke 22:42) That is an example of agape love, which is a love shown and done independent of “feelings” of love. God loves us with this kind of love, and nothing we do can change that: “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39)
So how do we affect God’s feelings towards us? How do we please him? The verse quoted above in the eleventh chapter of Hebrews states it as plainly and simply as it can be stated: And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. (Hebrews 11:6) This chapter in Hebrews is full of examples of men and women who pleased God through their faith.
As this verse states, faith starts by believing that God exists. This is in contradiction to the foundations of modern culture which are based upon a belief in evolution. Secondly, after we believe that God exists, we must have a proper belief about the way God acts towards us. This is what trips up most people. We must believe that God rewards those who sincerely seek him out. We are dependent and needy creatures created by God, and God is our provider and sustainer. Every breath that we breathe, every drop of blood that our heart pumps, is a gift of life from God who sustains us with his Word. When we need or want things, we must believe that he loves us and is going to give us what we ask and need. When we need things and don’t seek him out, it affects his feelings towards us. We break his heart, just as any child breaks the heart of their parents when they go their own way and trust in people and things that cannot help them, instead of going back to their parents who have the authority and ability to give them everything they need.
One of the best stories Jesus told, as recorded in Luke 15:11-32, is the story of the prodigal son. The story clearly illustrates the principle of love and faith, and how a son can please his father. The prodigal son took his part of his father’s inheritance and left to go spend it in “reckless living,” while the older son stayed home working for his father. Was the father pleased when his son left home to squander his inheritance? No. Did the father ever stop loving his son, even though he was living a sinful life? No! So how did the younger prodigal son end up being able to please his father? He returned to his senses and went back home, having faith that his father would accept him back, even if only as a hired servant. What was the father’s reaction?
And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet. And bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate. For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to celebrate. (Luke 15:21-24)
The father of this prodigal son was pleased that his son came back. The only thing the son had to do to make his father pleased, was to come back home – an act of simple faith. The son believed that his father existed, and that he would reward him if he came back to him. He came back home with nothing! He had squandered all of his inheritance on reckless living, but his position in his father’s family was secure. He could not stop being his father’s son, and he had the benefit as a son to enjoy all the good things of his father’s house. All he had to do was to go back home in faith, believing that his father would receive him and take care of him. I can think of no clearer picture painted in the Bible that illustrates 11:6 than this simple, yet profound story that Jesus told.
Now, imagine if the son had first thought to himself: “I cannot go home empty handed! I need to find a better job somewhere so I can pay my father back for all things I took from him.” – and then proceeded to stay away from home for several years until he could earn enough money to pay his father back. Would his father have been pleased with that? No! He just wanted his son to come home!!
Or what if after the son came home, he would have taken off the best robe his father had put on him, and taken off the ring and shoes, and had refused to eat the feast prepared for him, because he wanted to follow through with his plan of living like a slave in his father’s house, because he felt so unworthy of all the nice things his father was doing for him. Would his father have been pleased with that? No! His father would only be pleased with his son if he came back home, and accepted all the wonderful things he wanted to give and do for his son. Nothing else would have pleased the father more.
And yet, that is just how most of us treat God. Some of us don’t believe God would accept us because of certain things in our life, so we don’t come back home to him. Or we come home and try to “make it up to God” for our past mistakes, and we refuse to believe that God would actually just give us good things when we don’t deservethem. We “believe in God,” but we act like slaves instead of his privileged children. The result is that we do not please God, and in fact we break his heart and make him very sad. Not because we are bad people (even though we are!), but because we simply refuse to believe that God could be that good to us, and we refuse to receive what God wants to give us.
So do you want to please God? Do you want to make him happy? There is only one way to do that: go to him and receive everything he wants to give you with simple faith! It does take repentance (a change of mind) and humility. Remember the story of the prodigal son. He became so humiliated that he ended up feeding pigs for a living, and was so hungry he ate the same food he was feeding the pigs. And during that whole time, all he had change his mind (repent), swallow his pride, and run back home to his father to receive all the wonderful blessings that his father had for him in his house. How about you? Do you want to please God? His heart yearns for you…

What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him– (1 Corinthians 2:9)

Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. (Jesus in John 14:1-3)