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What another batch of aggravating articles that the "dominates"
are inflicting into our world that we need to be aware of: threats
of invasion of Iran at the risk of even wider death and destruction,
lakes across the US dying for corporate pollution, unsustainable
water wastage, targeting dissent as "domestic terrorism", etc.
But in the same week we also learn about more ways cannabis
can heal body, mind and spirit, determination to force GMO labeling,
grassroots activism for a better life for all, etc. No spiritual path
or mystical awareness can be complete without integrating the
axis of heart, mind, soul and hands. Doesn't the phrase "are we
not our brother's keepers" get studied in weekly Bible classes?
Like it or not, the world is indeed "too much with us" with denial
and apathy only serving the onslaught of pain and misfortune on
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will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs
out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the
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Stone Soup Creative Hearts Festival, Sept 28, Big Island Hawaii
How Paul Ryan Flip-Flopped From 'Leave it Up to the States' to Anti-Legalization in One Weekend. Campaign aides for Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) busied themselves this weekend with telling reporters that the candidate "agrees with Mitt Romney" on keeping marijuana illegal, despite him telling a Colorado television station that he supports letting states flout federal laws on medical marijuana.
"Unbelievable: Scientists find tha Marijuana can stop cancer"
Marijuana And Cancer: Scientists Find Cannabis Compound Stops Metastasis In Aggressive Cancers
5 Marijuana Compounds That Could Help Combat Cancer, Alzheimers, Parkinsons (If Only They Were Legal) They don't even get you high, so why are these natural, non-toxic substances illegal? Because they're derived from cannabis
Alternative Pain Management Club Hawaii
Dutch authorities: Stop the prosecution of ibogaine provider Sara Glatt
Holland Election Leaves Up in the Air the Question of "Weed Pass" and the Future of Dutch Coffee Shops for Tourists. The next Dutch prime minister is a strong proponent of the restrictive "weed pass," but implementing it will be an uphill battle.
Can MDMA help to cure depression?
Krishna In The Sky With Diamonds: The Bhagavad Gita as Psychedelic Guide is a well-presented look at a spiritual path not necessarily thought of as having psychedelic aspects"
Magic Mushroom calendar for 2013 from Fred Weidmann
Entheogens, Culture and the Conscious Brain
William Craddock’s BE NOT CONTENT Now Out As Ebook and Paperback! Be Not Content is a coming-of-age novel set in San Jose, California, in the mid 1960s—describing William Craddock’s experiences as a young acidhead.
Dock Ellis, Timothy Leary, LSD and America’s Favorite Pastime
LSD: Doorway to the Numinous: The Groundbreaking Psychedelic Research into Realms of the Human Unconscious [Kindle Edition]
AYAHUASQUEROS (full version)
Psychedelic Spirituality & The Ego Death
Absinthes To Go Mad Over
Robert Anton Wilson - Techniques for Consciousness Change
Warriors of the Rainbow
We Love You-Rainbow Gatherings documentary
Stone Soup Moving Feast – a dedicated non-profit in Ka’u, raising money to build a center for local children whose family lives are devastated by crystal meth. ("Ice"). Our long-term aim is to serve our whole community and the 70,000 foster children of Hawaii, through education towards the Pono (healthy balance) of sustainable living.
Robbie's " Gaia's Garden " of psychedelic art. Enter and have a look
Baul - love song of the world
Coordinated Actions Worldwide this Weekend Call for Banning Fracking
Former world leaders call on UN Security Council to recognize water as a top concern
The Arctic could be ice-free by 2016
Gus Speth: ‘Ultimate insider’ goes radical "Don't be gloomy, get radical"
Man building his own island out of plastic bottles
Senior Adviser: Mystery bacteria growing on nuclear fuel rods have unknown DNA sequence — "Right now we are trying to figure out what they’re using for food"
Tesla The Race to Zero Point Free Energy
Here on the Big Island of Hawaii: H2 Technologies interviews Henk Rogers on hydrogen made from renewable resources
Why Walking Barefoot Might Be an Essential Element of Good Health. You are an Electrical Being, and the Earth's Surface is Electrically Conductive
Mounting Evidence Pegs Broccoli as One of Nature's Most Health-Promoting Foods, Tackling Hypertension, Cancer, and More
Mounting Evidence Suggests Coffee May Actually Have Therapeutic Health Benefits
What's Really in Your Greek Yogurt? 5 Surprising Ways Food Companies Cheat and Mislead Consumers Even the most savvy shopper could be persuaded by some of these false claims.
Is Alzheimers Just Another Form of Diabetes? How Our Diet May Be Destroying Our BrainsThere is a strong and growing body of evidence showing a link between the dreaded disease and our high sugar consumption.
Nutritious Food Demonized by the Stanford Study - Don't Be Fooled
5 Diseases On the Move, Thanks to Climate Change. Butler reports: "..the EPA asserts that climate change will increase all water-borne diseases via heavy rainfall and flooding."
The GMO debate is over; GM crops must be immediately outlawed; Monsanto halted from threatening humanity Learn more
How Can the Wealthiest Industrialized Nation be the Sickest? Is This Why the Europeans Don't Get Sick Like Americans Do? Dangers of GMO
Big Ag Directly Funded Anti-Organics Stanford Study: Report
Organic food: Still more than an elitist lifestyle choice. "In a recent New York Times diatribe, columnist Roger Cohen called organics an 'elitist, pseudoscientific indulgence shot through with hype.' We beg to differ.
Manufacturers of pink slime sue ABC for reporting on pink slime
The Cove: the truth about mercury poisoning
Confirmed! Flu Vaccine INCREASES Risk of Serious Pandemic Flu Illness
The Latest Sneak Attacks in a Coordinated Effort to Eliminate Vaccine Exemptions
CDC Preparing for New Swine Flu – Should You? " Make Your Loved Ones Think Twice Before Doing This, No Matter How Safe They Think It Is "
Monsanto Corn Causes Tumors, Organ Damage in Rats. "The animals on the genetically modified (GM) diet suffered mammary tumors, as well as severe liver and kidney damage, according to the peer-reviewed study which was published in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology and presented at a news conference in London."
The Nazis and Thalidomide: The Worst Drug Scandal of All Time Williams and Stone write: "Despite the overwhelming evidence that thalidomide caused miscarriages and birth defects, Chemie Grunenthal for years fought to resist paying the necessary compensation required for a lifetime of care - and still does."
The Future of SexArtificial wombs, lifelong fertility -- it seems the stuff of dystopian sci-fi, but an author says it will happen.
The Netherlands to Abandon Multiculturalism. The Dutch government says it will abandon the long-standing model of multiculturalism that has encouraged Muslim immigrants to create a parallel society within the Netherlands.
Apartheid never died in South Africa.It inspired a world order upheld by force and illusion. By John Pilger. This economic apartheid is now replicated across the world as poor countries comply with the demands of western "interests" as opposed to their own.
West Attempts to Trigger Clash of Civilizations
Imran Khan's Message Bradford DRONE Protest Friday 14th September 2012
'Cranks and Crazies' Have Taken Over Republicans, Says Australian Minister
A Marriage of Morons. Romney and Netanyahu By Uri Avnery
Perhaps the United Morons of America have a right to elect Mitt Romney president. But for the sake of the US and Israel, I hope that this will not happen.
Haunting 'Land of Hope' part shot on location in Fukushima
ALUNA is being made by and with the KOGI, a genuine lost civilization hidden on an isolated triangular pyramid mountain in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia, nearly five miles high, on the Colombian-Caribbean coast. The Kogi say that without thought, nothing could exist. This is a problem, because we are not just plundering the world, we are dumbing it down, destroying both the physical structure and the thought underpinning existence
Smoke and Mirrors: Medical marijuana corruption in Canada
President of Italian Supreme Court calls for international criminal investigation into 9/11 attacks
The Real Reason for the Afghan War? When the United States decided to invade Afghanistan to grab Osama bin Laden—and failed, but stayed on like an unwanted guest—could it have known that the Afghans were sitting on some of the world’s greatest reserves of mineral wealth?
"They" Hate Us Because We Bomb Them
Abby Martin dissects the ongoing narrative of sweeping generalizations resounding in the establishment following a wave of protests that have spread across the Muslim world and explores why 'they' really hate the West.
An Impeachment Warning to Obama. This bi-partisan resolution, reasserts the power of Congress to declare war, and states that any President who circumvents Congress, unless the United States is attacked, will face an article of impeachment.
False Flags and Imperial Mobilization: "The Middle East Explodes on 9/11 Anniversary. The annual 9/11 "remembrance" has become a yearly international holiday for the Big Lie. Every year, people commemorate 9/11 without having a clear understanding of the original event or the elite agenda that made it possible. This lack of comprehension persists, even as the world explodes in series of orchestrated "new 9/11s" on the eleventh anniversary of the original crime..The attacks of 9/11/01 was a false flag operation of the Bush/Cheney administration and CIA-affiliated military-intelligence assets (Al-Qaeda, etc.). The resulting "war on terrorism" of the Bush/Cheney and Obama administrations is built on false flag terrorism and propaganda. The "terrorists" are military-intelligence assets, acting on behalf of Anglo-American leaders and their allies.9/11 is not history. It is now."
Paul Craig Roberts: On 9/11 Doubts Were Immediate
You Can't Handle the Truth of 9/11.
"The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it’s profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater." — Frank Zappa.
Here is the American Free Press 9/11 10th anniversary investigative issue:http://americanfreepress.net/Supplements/Tenth%20Anniversary%20Issue.pdf
Here is the testimony of experts that show that the twin towers and trade tower 7 were all brought down with controlled demolitions:http://www.forbiddenknowledgetv.com/videos/911/911-explosive-evidence---experts-speak-out.html
James Corbett: The Unanswered Questions of 9/11
The War on Terror exploits the tragedy of September 11 for the benefit of a very few. "We are at War. Somebody is Going to Pay." George W. Bush, Sept 11th, 2001.Eleven years later, we are still at war. Bullets, mortars and drones are still extracting payment. Thousands, tens of thousands, millions have paid in full. Children and even those yet to be born will continue to pay for decades to come. On a single day in Iraq last week there were 29 bombing attacks in 19 cities, killing 111 civilians and wounding another 235.
US-Backed Terrorists Murder US Ambassador in Libya Murdered US Ambassador exposes Libya "progress" propaganda - provides a warning against US meddling in Syria
Oil contracts 'gone missing' from consulate in Benghazi. The killings of the US ambassador to Libya and three of his staff were likely to have been the result of a serious and continuing security breach,The Independent can reveal. American officials believe the attack was planned, but Chris Stevens had been back in the country only a short while and the details of his visit to Benghazi, where he and his staff died, were meant to be confidential
Video shows the moment US Ambassador Chris Stevens body is pulled from embassy . . . as witness says he was breathing.They are chanting "Allahu akbar he's alive" "He's alive!" "Move out of the way!" "Make way for him!" "He's alive, take him to my car."Reports suggest that Chris Stevens died of smoke inhalation in Benghazi hospital.
America’s War. Next Stop Iran: Who Will Save Us?
'Muslims' Movie Producer Was Federal Informant
The Face of Indefinite Detention. Azmy writes: "Before he died on Sept. 8, Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif had spent close to 4,000 days and nights in the American prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba."
Obama wins right to indefinitely detain Americans under NDAA. A lone appeals judge bowed down to the Obama administration late Monday and reauthorized the White House's ability to indefinitely detain American citizens without charge or due process
Police May Block Mobile Devices Via Apple. Russia Today reports: "Apple has patented a piece of technology which would allow government and police to block transmission of information, including video and photographs, from any public gathering or venue they deem 'sensitive', and 'protected from externalities.'"
Is Privacy Dead? 4 Government and Private Entities Conspiring to Track Everything You Do Online and Off The police-corporate surveillance "complex" is being consolidated, drawing ever-closer corporate tracking and government surveillance
TX Republican Lynches Empty Chair, with American Flag -- The Obama Symbolism Is Clear. "Clint Eastwood's empty-chair interview during the Republican National Convention spawned plenty of hilarious spoofs, among them pictures of people "Eastwooding" -- talking to an empty chair -- and the #InvisibleObama hashtag. But this take on the empty-chair speech is not hilarious. It is, in fact, really disgusting, and possibly something the FBI might want to get on top of: Yet because one sad, old racist can't handle the fact that the President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama, is African-American, he ties that same flag to a public display calling for that President's violent, racially charged death."
Issues and Alibis
9/11: Facts, Fiction and Censorship
Bill Moyers | Our Pro-Corporate Supreme Court. "The Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel and Jamie Raskin, constitutional law professor and Maryland state senator, join Bill to discuss how the uncontested power of the Supreme Court is changing our elections, our country, and our lives
TPP: A Worldwide Corporate Power Grab of Enormous Proportions. Sutherlin reports: "While 600 corporate lobbyists have been granted access and input on the draft texts from the beginning, even high-ranking members of Congress have been denied access to the most basic content of what US negotiators are proposing in our names."
How Bain Capital (And Mitt Romney) Profited From The 9/11 Tragedy
"The opportunity for Equity Specialty Holdings was simple. Its management could invest in insurers that badly needed to cover losses due to 9/11, and reap enormous benefit from the increased fees that the surviving insurance companies could then charge. The results were astounding: "Over the next nine months, the company generated a net income of $63.5 million.
Romney: "Middle Income" in the US is $250,000- Common Dreams staff How does GOP presidential hopeful and multi-millionaire Mitt Romney define 'middle class' in the United States?
Romney Intensely Relaxed Among The Filthy Rich. "It bears repeating that, as former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan puts it, this was meant to be the year 'the Republican presidential candidate almost couldn't lose.'
How the Mitt Romney video killed the American Dream by Naomi Wolf "Politicians do not even bother invoking the American Dream anymore. They know that we know that everything is rigged against it now, and that the language no longer persuades even the most naive and idealistic; the best you'll get from a politician is a pledge, playing to nostalgia, to restore its lost promise."
Dirty Money: Cities and States Addicted to Soliciting for Corporate Favors. "When executives from the European aircraft manufacturer Airbus announced their plans to build a new $600 million factory in Mobile, Alabama in early July, local politicians wasted no time in congratulating themselves
'Born on Third Base': How the Wealthy Inherit the Earth The real story told by the Forbes 400 is about privilege and the growing inequality in both wealth and opportunity
The Pauperization Of America. America Must Face The Reality Of A Growing Lower Class
Kirk Douglas doubles Skid Row pledge to $10M
America's Ku Klux Klan Mentality. The nation’s deep-seated history of racism has helped preserve an apparent permanent subset of Americans who grow up with prejudicial feelings against anyone they perceive as a threat to their version of the "American way of life."
Naomi Wolf | A New Sexual Revolution. "Rather that asking 'why the vagina? Why now?,' I am now more inclined to ask: why the repressive patriarchal silence about such important information? And why tolerate it any longer?"
The Century Of The Self-Full Length Documentary
Sen. Bernie Sanders | Don't Let Wall Street Billionaires Destroy Social Security. Sanders writes: "The American people should not be fooled by the misinformation that will be spread at these 'grassroots' gatherings backed by some of the most powerful Wall Street, insurance, and corporate CEOs in the country."
A Rare Look At Why the Government Won't Fight Wall Street. "The great mystery story in American politics these days is why, over the course of two presidential administrations (one from each party), there's been no serious federal criminal investigation of Wall Street during a period of what appears to be epic corruption."
Toxic green slime has taken over the lakes of America. Again.
L.A.’s Villaraigosa, self-proclaimed ‘greenest mayor’ in America, talks election, climate, and bikes
Medical Marijuana Patients Hold Nationwide Day of Action to Remind Obama Pot Smokers Are Voters, Too
Booze Protecting its Turf Against Pot in Colorado If you heard a drug dealer denigrate his competitor's product as unsafe, would you trust his criticism?
Billionaires and Ballot Bandits: Karl Rove and the Republican Dark Art of Election Theft An excerpt from Greg Palast's new book runs through the electoral dirty tricks we've endured at Rove's hands since the Bush years.
How Mitt Romney and Bain Helped Grow Monsanto Into a Biotech Giant. If Romney is elected, this bête noire of environmentalists will have a very old friend in a very high place.
Massive Fund Attack on GMO Labeling Proposal in California. Just how much is it worth to chemical giants like Monsanto to make Proposition 37 – a bill that would require labeling of genetically engineered food – go away? Why are You Being Kept in the Dark About What's in Your Food?
Beware! 5 Depressing Stories About Food in the News This Past Week .
Getting Real on Jobs and the Environment: Pipelines, Fracking, or Clean Energy?
Feast of Fools: How American Democracy Became the Property of a Commercial Oligarchy. Happily, at least for the moment, the society is rich enough to afford the staging of the fiction of democracy as a means of quieting the suspicions of a potentially riotous mob with the telling of a fairy tale.... The country is being asked to vote in November for television commercials because only in the fanciful time zone of a television commercial can the American democracy still be said to exist."
The Federal Reserve, a Privately Owned Banking Cartel, Has Been Given Police Powers, with Glock 22s and Patrol CarsShocking signs of business control of government
How Big Coal Keeps America Stupid. "Big Oil and Big Coal have always been as skilled at propaganda as they are at mining and drilling. Like the tobacco industry before them, their success depends on keeping Americans stupid."
The North Dakota Oil Fracking Boom Creates Clash of Money and Devastation. This is a story about one tribal nation grappling with the stresses of life during oil time - housing, traffic, crime, crowds, their quality of life.
Three Mile Island nuclear plant shuts down unexpectedly, releasing radioactive steam
CODEPINK Peace Delegation to Pakistan
Engelhardt, Washington Invested in War. Monopolizing War? What America Knows How to Do Best
US on Attack in Libya: Send in the Drones. "Asia Times correspondent Pepe Escobar says that the use of the unmanned aircraft will soar in Libya, predicting that the Obama administration response to attack would be "droning them to death."
US Troops to Guatemala? "Washington may be mobilized for permanent war. Special operations forces may be operating in up to 120 countries. Drone bases may be proliferating across the planet. We may be building up forces in the Persian Gulf and 'pivoting' to Asia, no one here notices; no one here cares."
Don't Be Fooled by Pot-Loving Libertarian Gary Johnson -- He Works for the 1%Johnson’s candidacy is heavily premised on cultivating wasted votes by wasted voters...but are people that stupid?
"Shocking Secret Video: Romney Reveals His Contempt for Half of America Ever wonder what Romney says at his big ticket fundraisers? Now you don't have to."
Full Secret Video of Private Romney Fundraiser. Mitt Romney wanted the full tape. Here it is
Marc Faber "Everything collapses in 5 - 10 years"
White House circulating draft of executive order on cybersecurity
Dr. Judy Wood at New Horizons - Where Did The Towers Go
Close encounter of the 3-D kind? Crop circle followers spotted dancing around mysterious 200ft 'cube'
Aliens, UFOs and anomalies near the Sun
Disney Mind Control: Snow White
Trauma-induced Mind Control in Children and Cosmos
Solar Flares & Secret Government
Father Guido Sarducci explains the Afterlife
QUOTES FOR THE WEEK:
"Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play." - Joseph Goebbels
"Those who are capable of tyranny are capable of perjury to sustain it." - Lysander Spooner
"The day we see truth and do not speak is the day we begin to die." - Martin Luther King
"Do right and risk the consequences." - Sam Houston
"Above all things let us never forget that mankind constitutes one great brotherhood; all born to encounter suffering and sorrow, and therefore bound to sympathize with each other." - Albert Pike
"I believe that if we really want human brotherhood to spread and increase until it makes life safe and sane, we must also be certain that there is no one true faith or path by which it may spread." - Adlai E. Stevenson
"The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history." - Mahatma Gandhi
"In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe." - Michael Jackson
"Be the change that you wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi
"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." - Martin Luther King Jr.
"Because the United States itself has a long record of supporting terrorists and using terrorist tactics, the slogans of today's war on terrorism merely makes the United States look hypocritical to the rest of the world." Lt. General William Odom
"The terrible thing about terrorism is that ultimately it destroys those who practise it. Slowly but surely, as they try to extinguish life in others, the light within them dies." - Terry Waite
'Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism." - Noam Chomsky
"Terrorism is the price of empire. If you do not wish to pay the price, you must give up the empire." - Pat Buchanan
"He who does not bellow the truth when he knows the truth makes himself the accomplice of liars and forgers." - Charles Peguy
"We who have a voice must speak for the voiceless." - Archbishop Oscar Romero
"You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you mad." - Aldous Huxley
"The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it’s profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater." —Frank Zappa.
"As soon as we abandon our own reason, and are content to rely upon authority, there is no end to our troubles". - Bertrand Russell
"If you think of humanity as one large body, then war is like suicide, or at best, self mutilation" - Jerome P. Crabb.
"If civilization has an opposite, it is war. Of these two things, you have either one, or the other. Not both" - Ursula Kroeber Le Guin
"What is the unmistakable mark of a wise man? It is Love, Love for all humanity." - Sri Sathya Sai Baba
"We can properly dignify and honor each person killed or wounded as an individual -- as a father, a son, a daughter, a mother -- not just as collateral damage. " - Patrick Leahy
"The press, or at least most of it, has lost the passion, the outrage, and the sense of mission that once drove reporters to defy authority and tell the truth." - Chris Hedges
"The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history." - George Orwell
"Politicians and diapers should be changed frequently and all for the same reason." - José Maria de Eça de Queiroz
"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any." - Alice Walker
"What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty and democracy?" - Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi
" A time will come when a politician who has willfully made war and promoted international dissension will be as sure of the dock and much surer of the noose than a private homicide. It is not reasonable that those who gamble with men's lives should not stake their own": H.G. Wells
"If we work in marble, it will perish; if we work upon brass, time will efface it; if we rear temples, they will crumble into dust; but if we work upon immortal minds and instill into them just principles, we are then engraving upon tablets which no time will efface, but will brighten and brighten to all eternity": - Daniel Webster
"Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people" - John Adams - Second President - 1797 - 1801
"Make men wise, and by that very operation you make them free. Civil liberty follows as a consequence of this; no usurped power can stand against the artillery of opinion." - William Godwin, (1756-1836) English journalist, political philosopher and novelist.
"I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him." - Booker T. Washington
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world". - Mahatma Gandhi
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." - Martin Luther King Jr.
"The terrible, cold, cruel part is Wall Street. Rivers of gold flow there from all over the earth, and death comes with it. There, as nowhere else, you feel a total absence of the spirit: herds of men who cannot count past three, herds more who cannot get past six, scorn for pure science and demoniacal respect for the present. And the terrible thing is that the crowd that fills the street believes that the world will always be the same and that it is their duty to keep that huge machine running, day and night, forever." - Federico Garcia Lorca - Spanish Poet and Playwright - 1898-1936
"I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him." - Booker T. Washington