Archive | September 5, 2015

Nevada Gives Public School Funds Back to Parents and ACLU Throws a Fit*

Nevada Gives Public School Funds Back to Parents and ACLU Throws a Fit*

By Heather Callaghan

When children step foot on public school property they instantly transform into two things: wards of the State and literal, human resources. Student handbooks often disclose this fact – maybe as a way to dissuade parents from getting too close during school hours.

But it’s true – each student has a monetary value as soon as they are registered in a district. It depends on the state but is frequently well over $5,100 per year per student, as it is in Nevada. Can you imagine someone benefitting monetarily off the mere existence of your child – and part of that profit comes from you? Like a profitable prison that is incentivised by the amount of bodies in cells, so is the public school that wants that federal funding when your child fills a chair – even though it’s not supposed to be a profit.

The reason I make such a bleak comparison is because I’ve personally witnessed what this incentive does to a school district who views that funding as profit toward school resources even though it is intended as the amount needed to take care of the child. Maybe that partially explains overcrowded classrooms. A student once had a severe virus requiring long-term recovery and there were dozens of doctors’ notes to prove it and legitimize excused absences. I saw a principal pick up the phone and sic the truancy officer on the family as a veiled threat to force the student back in. It worked – to the detriment of the student’s health and more required time off. Attendance issues can be vicious when funding is on the line.

Nevada has just installed a novel approach in what’s called a near-universal education savings account (ESA) option- allow the funds in the child’s name to be in the control of the parent to put toward other school options like private school, extra tuition needs or future tuition costs. They were preceded in this approach by Arizona, Mississippi, Tennessee and Florida.

The Daily Signal explains that:

“More than 2,200 parents have already applied to participate in the ESA option, which provides students with a portion (roughly $5,100 annually) of the funds that would have been spent on them in their public school in an ESA account that they can then use to pay for a variety of education-related services, products, and providers.

They can use their ESA to pay for private school tuition, online learning, special education services and therapies, textbooks, curricula, and a host of other education-related expenditures. As the name implies, parents can also save unused funds, rolling dollars over from year-to-year to pay for future education costs.”

Guess who had a major problem with school choice? The ACLU of all things. They have done some great work shining light on abuse of civil liberties but when it comes to anything bordering on approval of religion it gets absurd.

The ACLU has now filed a lawsuit to block the law signed by Gov. Brian Sandoval, R-Nev. this past spring. The organization alleges that the program “violates the Nevada Constitution’s prohibition against the use of public money for sectarian (religious) purposes.”

That issue gets murky when you consider where the money originally came from and where it’s going – to parents. Some education groups feel that the ESA further promotes individual freedom to choose and does not lead to endorsement by the government of any religion.

Tim Keller, a senior attorney with the Institute for Justice, chimed in with staunch support for the ESA,

“Nevada’s Education Savings Account (ESA) Program was enacted to help parents and children whose needs are not being met in their current public schools, and we will work with them to intervene in this lawsuit and defeat it.

The United States Supreme Court, as well as numerous state supreme courts, have already held that educational choice programs, like Nevada’s ESA Program, are constitutional. We expect the same from Nevada courts.”

Do you think the ACLU will succeed in this pursuit? In an ironic twist, if they were to succeed in a suit like this in Arizona, they could be depriving a blind student 90% of his allocated $21,000 which could allow him to have the best education and braille available, according to parent testimony given to The Daily Signal.

Source *

Related Topics:

Getting the Perfect Education for Your Child*

National Educational Association Blasts Homeschooling*

ACLU At Odds With Activists*

UN Urges States to Monitor and Regulate Private Education Providers*

Gates and World Bank Peddling Private, For-Profit Schools in Africa, Disguised As Aid*

Obama’s Prophecies of Climate Doom in Alaska Fall Flat*

Obama’s Prophecies of Climate Doom in Alaska Fall Flat*

By Alex Newman

Unless you repent of your sin of carbon emission and allow the United Nations to shackle humanity to a planetary “climate” regime, the end is near! Whole nations will be “submerged underwater,” cities will be “abandoned,” and “climate refugees” will flee from global warming-induced war, famine, and pestilence. At least that was Obama’s apocalyptic prophecy of climate doom delivered this week during his Alaska tour. Indeed, the whole tax-funded global-warming industry and its supporters — especially the Obama administration — are ratcheting up hysteria over alleged “climate change” like never before. And it is only going to get worse in the months ahead.

But it is not because “global warming” is getting worse. And it is certainly not because the alleged evidence of man’s alleged role in global-warming is getting stronger. In fact, uncertainty is only increasing, and it has now become clear that self-styled “climate experts,” assuming they actually believe their own statements, really have no clue what they are talking about practically every falsifiable prediction they have made over the past five decades, from global cooling to global warming to just “climate change,” has proven to be embarrassingly wrong. In fact, according to the undisputed satellite record, there has been no warming in close to two decades, contrary to every single “climate model” produced by the UN and its Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Instead, the real reason for stepping up the doom-and-gloom prognostications is the upcoming UN “climate” summit scheduled for December in Paris. At the conference, Obama and his fellow warming alarmists see what may be their final chance to impose a “climate” regime on humanity — global wealth redistribution, energy rationing, carbon taxes, and much more. In the run-up to the summit, humanity can expect the climate hysteria peddled by the establishment press, government officials, UN bureaucrats, Third World regimes demanding “climate reparations,” and the entire $1 billion-per-day alarmism industry to steadily increase, regardless of what temperatures do.

In Alaska this week on a mission to hype the alleged dangers of “global warming” and humanity’s puny CO2 emissions, Obama made that plainly evident, as he and his travelling posse of self-styled “journalists” offered what might amount to one of the most stunning and audacious deceptions of the president’s entire tenure.

“If we stopped trying to build a clean energy economy and reduce carbon pollution, if we do nothing to prevent glaciers from melting faster and oceans from rising faster, and forests from burning faster and storms from growing stronger, we will condemn our children to a planet beyond their capacity to repair,” Obama prophesied at a “GLACIER Conference” in Alaska.

Of course, that is all baloneyCO2 is the gas of life, not pollution (you exhale CO2 and drink it in your soda); glaciers are not melting more quickly, and in many cases are growing; oceans are not rising, forests are not burning faster, and storms are not growing stronger. In fact, in many cases, the opposite is closer to what has been observed. The establishment press, though, was equally complicit in the fraud — and not just because they all failed to mention the summer snow and unusually cold weather forecast during Obama’s visit, attributed by some to the infamous “Gore Effect.”

For example, an article in the Los Angeles Times by Maria La Ganga and Michael Memoli offered falsehood on top of falsehood — and it was hardly unique in that regard, as virtually every “reporter” on the trip with Obama pumped out very similar propaganda. First, the two journalists parrot Obama’s claims about Exit Glacier.

“This is as good of a signpost of what we’re dealing with when it comes to climate change as just about anything,” Obama is quoted as saying as journalists obediently snapped photos of him standing next to signs marking where the glacier stood in previous years.

“What it indicates, because of the changing patterns of winter and less snow and longer, hotter summers, is how rapidly the glacier is receding. It sends a message.”

First of all, Obama’s claim was contradicted just last year by Obama “Science Czar” John Holdren, the forced abortion-touting advocate for a “planetary regime” and coercive population control.

“A growing body of evidence suggests that the kind of extreme cold being experienced by much of the United States as we speak is a pattern we can expect to see with increasing frequency, as global warming continues,” he claimed in a widely ridiculed video linking record cold and snowfall to “global warming.”

Holdren, of course, was previously a man-made global-cooling alarmist who warned of a new ice age by 2020.

More importantly, if La Ganga and Michael Memoli at the Times had bothered with even the most basic journalistic procedures and fact checking, they would have found that Obama’s retreating glacier was actually retreating at a much faster rate between 1914 and 1917 than it is now. And it is retreating at the same rate as the average between 1894 and 1899. In fact, the glacier has been steadily retreating since 1816, when records began. All of those inconvenient truths are available right on the National Park Service’s own website, which the L.A. Times and other newspapers should have consulted before parroting fact errors. (H/T Real Climate Science).

Indeed, the same is true of Alaska’s other glaciers, which according to U.S. government data were retreating much more quickly in the 19th and early 20th centuries — long before (largely insignificant) human emissions of CO2 could be blamed — than they are today. According to a chart produced by Dr. Richard Keen at the University of Colorado and reprinted on the Real Climate Science website, Alaskan glacier retreat actually peaked almost 150 years ago while Abraham Lincoln was president. That is probably because of the Little Ice Age, which caused rapid glacier expansion, that ended around the year 1870. Also interesting, though not mentioned by Obama’s travelling circus of journalists, is that the retreating glaciers are exposing ancient forests buried under the ice that grew during the Medieval Warm Period. Back then, global temperatures were much warmer than today — with obvious benefits for humanity.

“The supposed poster child glacier for global warming in Alaska is Mendenhall Glacier … except that it had already retreated one mile by the early 1900s, long before human greenhouse gas emissions could be blamed,” explained Dr. Roy Spencer, principal research scientist at the University of Alabama and former senior scientist for climate studies at NASA who has long warned of the dangers posed by “global-warming Nazis.”

“Furthermore, its retreat is uncovering large tree stumps approximately 1,000 years old, coincidentally coinciding with the (naturally-caused) Medieval Warm Period, back when the Vikings were able to farm in Greenland. Which [brings up] the question: How could it have been warm enough to grow giant trees 1,000 years ago in an area now covered in ice? We don’t know why it was so warm 1,000 years ago — climate scientists don’t like to talk about it because they can’t explain it — but for some reason they are sure that your SUV is causing current warmth.”

In fairness, the L.A. Times was hardly the only establishment media outlet to (presumably) get duped — and thereby misinform its dwindling readership — by the Obama administration’s prophecies of doom. Josh Lederman with the Associated Press, for example, reported that “the 2-mile-long chock of solid ice has been retreating at a faster and faster pace in recent years — more than 800 feet since 2008, satellite tracking shows.” In the real world, the glacier retreated far more than that in less than half the time frame a century ago, as Lederman would have discovered by simply consulting the federal government’s own website. Real journalists might quote Obama or other officials, but they would also point out that the statements were false to ensure the reader receives accurate information.

Other officials quoted by “journalists” who did not bother to check the accuracy of their statements included National Park “science” bureaucrat Deborah Kurtz. She claimed, falsely, that recent years had featured an “unprecedented rate of warming” across the state. In the real world, Alaska cooled by about 0.1 degrees since 1977, according to data from the Alaska Climate Research Center. Again, none of the media organs travelling with Obama bothered to fact-check the claims before printing them — evidence of either major journalistic malpractice or blatant intent to deceive.

Next the L.A. Times report claims that “the public is growing to accept that climate change is real and affecting their day-to-day lives,” followed by the caveat “White House officials argue.” Again, in the real world, the opposite has occurred. A Pew Research Center poll from last year, for example, found that just four in 10 Americans even believe the anthropogenic (man-made) global-warming theory. A Gallup survey from this year, meanwhile, reveals that Americans’ global-warming concerns actually peaked about 15 years ago and have been declining ever since. Even more recently, a global survey of seven million people by a U.N.-affiliated outfit showed that humanity ranks global-warming dead last among the 16 issues presented.

At least the L.A. Times got one fact right:

“Obama is looking to build momentum not for a vote in Congress, but on behalf of a sweeping, binding agreement to reduce emissions to be reached at a major U.N. climate summit in Paris late this year,” it reported, without noting that any “binding agreement” would have to be ratified by two thirds of the Senate, which climate realists in the Senate have already said is not going to happen. Instead, as Obama and various foreign officials have made clear, the administration is hoping to bypass the constitutionally required treaty ratification by pursuing some sort of non-binding “political agreement.”

And even then, Congress could simply refuse to appropriate any funding for the gimmicks.

Aside from Obama’s latest doom-mongering tour, foreign audiences have also been treated to an accelerating avalanche of blatantly dishonest global-warming propaganda. An August 29 article in the U.K. Independent, for instance, claimed, citing “experts,” that 2015 “will be the hottest year on record ‘by a mile’.” “It’s going to be so far ahead of the other record year that it’s going to be beyond the error range,” boasted Phil Jones, the widely ridiculed director of the Climatic Research Unit at the center of the ClimateGate mega-scandal. Really! Beyond the margin of error this time!

In the real world, aside from the fact that temperature is measured in degrees and not miles, without some cataclysmic unforeseen bout of actual warming, it will not even be close to the hottest year on record, as the global satellite temperature records make clear. The Independent article mostly quotes discredited “climate scientists” without noting, as The New American has documented extensively, that those same tax-funded “scientists” have a decades-long track record of being wrong on virtually every falsifiable prediction they have made.

It is more than likely that Obama and his top officials know well that the prophecies of climate doom are based on lies, fantasy, data manipulation, debunked “models,” and cherry-picked “evidence.” Many of the reporters travelling with him probably do as well, or at least they should. In Congress and among the American people, faith in the discredited global-warming theories — widely ridiculed today as a “cult” by serious climate scientists — is dwindling quickly, to the extent that it ever existed at all.

Yet, the doom-and-gloom and threats of climate apocalypse without repentance (and taxes) to absolve humanity’s carbon sins will keep getting louder and shriller — at least until the UN climate summit in Paris wraps up late this year. In the meantime, Americans should educate themselves on climate science and the Constitution to ensure that the globalist dream of a draconian U.N. climate regime never gets imposed on the people of the United States.


Related Topics:

Paris Climate Change Conference shows Road to NWO Weather Control*

Geoengineering Climate Change*

What They Haven’t Told You about Climate Change*

Climate Change in the Universe unravels another Structure*

Obama Endorses Planned Parenthood’s Cash-For-Organs Scheme*

Obama Endorses Planned Parenthood’s Cash-For-Organs Scheme*By Bre Payton

Does the Obama administration hate women?

Obama with Cecile Richards of Planned Parenthood

While the answer to that question may seem like it should be an obvious “no,” the White House’s decision to financially enable chop shops that butcher women to make a buck makes me think otherwise.

On Wednesday, the Obama administration gave over $1 million in federal taxpayer grants to Planned Parenthood locations in Iowa, Missouri, and Montana. The grant was one of many that will go to over 100 organizations nationwide, totaling $70 million, for the purpose of promoting Obamacare.

Let’s not forget that Planned Parenthood is currently under investigation by Congress and multiple states after videos by the Center for Medical Progress detailed how the organization has been making money by harvesting and selling organs from aborted babies. While we all knew that Obama was pro-choice, funding a group whose executives have been caught admitting that they secretly and without consent alter the standard of care of their patients in order to procure more organs to sell is a low blow.

The timing of this grant seems like the White House is endorsing Planned Parenthood’s organs-for-cash business model, which often doesn’t receive full patient consent before harvesting the organs of the babies it aborts. Sadly, it seems the White House is more concerned about boosting the bottom line of the nation’s largest abortion provider than about the health and safety of American women.

It’s clear that Planned Parenthood doesn’t care about women or their health, at all. The group has intentionally undersupplied non-abortive contraceptives to keep poorer women dependent upon abortion to meet their contraceptive needs. It also has a reputation for exposing women to infectious diseases and willfully covered up child sexual abuse in at least seven states.

What isn’t clear is why the Obama administration would seek to enable an organization that is so obviously bad for women’s health. Feeding the abortion industry’s insatiable appetite for death and money is a bold move, especially after it’s become clear that Planned Parenthood’s organ-trafficking scheme endangers the health and safety of millions.

If there really is a War on Women, its assaults are being orchestrated by the Obama White House.


Related Topics:

Secret Obama Deal to Fund Planned Parenthood*

Planned Parenthood Selling Aborted Foetus’*

Top Scientists Tell Russia Foetus is Human. Ban Abortion.*

Aborted Baby’s Heart was Beating as the Brain was Harvested*

Cancer as a Case Against Abortion

U.S. and E.U. Block the Family from new U.N. Development Goals*

The Microbiome and the Sacredness of the Womb*

The Never-ending Feminist War on Children*

Why Billionaire Oligarchs Bankroll Feminism*

UN’s Heterophobic Agenda*

Netanyahu Arrest up for Debate as U.K. Petition Hits Target*

Netanyahu Arrest up for Debate as U.K. Petition Hits Target*

A U.K. petition calling for the arrest of the Israeli prime minister reached more than 100,000 signatures, meaning issue must be debated in parliament

As of Saturday morning, a British petition for the arrest of the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyhu has reached more than 100,000 signatures. According to the British Parliamant’s rules, any petition that reaches 100,000 signatures or more, must be debated by the country’s lawmakers.

The petition was placed on on August 7, a special petition website created by the United Kingdom government. According to the site, any petition that gets 10,000 signatures or more should be discussed by government, while any that receive 100,000 signatures or more must be considered for debate in the U.K. parliament.

“Benjamin Netanyahu is to hold talks in London this September. Under international law, he should be arrested for war crimes upon arrival in the U.K., for the massacre of over 2,000 civilians in 2014,” reads the online petition, whose numbers are jumping by the minute.

The petition was referring to the third Israeli war against the Palestinian Gaza Strip last summer which lasted for 50 days. The strip, which is home for more than 1.8 people, has been under an Israeli blockade for more than 9 years. The United Nations said in a recent report that Gaza could be “uninhabitable” in less than five years, if the current crisis continues.

Netanyahu is scheduled to visit the U.K next Wednesday to hold talks with his British counterpart, David Cameron, over issues ranging from the Iran nuclear deal, the Gaza Strip situation to the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

After passing the 10,000 signatures threshold, the British government responded by saying that “foreign heads of state enjoy immunity from the legal process, and cannot be arrested or detained.”

Also, weeks ago when the petition gained more than 40,000 signatures within days, the Israeli Foreign Ministry shrugged off the petition as a “PR exercise with no practical significance.”

Meanwhile, a major demonstration has been planned by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) to take place Wednesday at Downing Street, where Netanyahu is due to meet Cameron.

A statement on the PSC website says: “Netanyahu bears direct responsibility for the war crimes identified by the U.N. Human Rights Council following Israel’s brutal assault on Gaza last summer.


Related Topics:

Britons Sign Petition, Urging Netanyahu’s Arrest*

Who is Netanyahu?*

A Rabbi Refers to Netanyahu’s Claim of All Jews ‘Identity Theft’

Lawmakers Boycott Netanyahu Speech*

Israel: 30,000 in Anti-Netanyahu Rally*

Operation Protective Edge: The Dead Have Names*

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair Subjected to Citizen’s Arrest*

South African Lawyers Call for Arrest of Egypt’s Sisi*

Italian Party Delivers 200,000-Signature Petition for Exiting Euro*

A Petition of 15,000 against Water Tax Hikes Ignored by Irish Officials*

There Are NO Incurable Diseases*

There Are NO Incurable Diseases*

When all hope seemed lost in the middle of the orchestrated Ebola hysteria last year and untested pharmaceutical drugs failed, it was a natural remedy nano silver that saved the day particularly in Nigeria which managed to get its hand on it.

Abu Hurayrah narrates that The Prophet pbuh said:
“There is no disease that Allah has created, except that He also has created its remedy.” – Bukhari 7.582

Usamah ibn Shuraik narrated:
“… ‘O Allah’s Messenger! Should we seek medical treatment for our illnesses?’ He replied: ‘Yes, you should seek medical treatment, because Allah, the Exalted, has let no disease exist without providing for its cure, except for one ailment, namely, old age’.” – Tirmidhi

By Susan Patterson

Ouch… that hurt. I punctured my fingernail doing some tree trimming two weeks ago and had a nasty looking injury as a result. After rinsing the wound, I applied a small amount of coconut oil daily and watched as my body — amazingly — healed itself in quick order.

First, I developed a huge hole in the nail bed and was quite certain the nail would completely fall off. However, much to my amazement, the hole began to fill in from the bottom with a fresh, lovely looking new nail.

Although this process may easily be taken for granted, I so enjoyed watching my body at work to heal and repair itself – Something that takes place on a much larger scale within us on a daily basis.

Contrary to what you might think, your body is not inept. It is so amazingly intelligent that it is almost incomprehensible. That’s right, although you may feel it is inept in many ways, you actually live inside a living and breathing organism that has capabilities far beyond what most (even modern medicine) give it credit for.

Why is it important to understand your body’s intelligence?

Quite simply put, if you don’t understand, accept and put to use its intelligence, you will never be as healthy or happy as you can be. A solid relationship with your body begins with you respecting its abilities and the power you have to support or sabotage these abilities.

Keep in mind that my words can’t do justice to the power of the human body and that my intent is to shed just a little light on some potent misconceptions that many people have when it comes to sickness and disease. These misconceptions create an attitude that is contrary to healthy living.

STOP: Before you read on, I want you to go stand in front of a full-length mirror and look at yourself. What is the first thought that comes to your mind when you see yourself? I am betting it is not, I am perfect, or even I can be perfect. If you thought anything other than these two thoughts, you have been derailed. Allow me to help get you back on track.

So, you think that your body has failed you, do you? You don’t look as good as you would like, and most days you feel like you have been run over by a truck. If this is you… this article is for you — read on.

First, let me say this: If you despise the body you live in, if you feel cheated of a life full of vibrant health, great looks and wellness… it’s your own fault. Now that I have your full attention, let me expound a bit.

You (were) are perfect

No matter what religious beliefs, if any, you hold, it is important to grasp the reality that the human body is not a flawed entity — it is perfect — or at least was, at one time, perfect. When I say perfect I mean this… you were (are) perfectly suited to living a long life, free of disease, with a clear mind and happy heart. Your body, yes, your body, has the perfect ability to balance and provide health — physical, emotional and mental — for you.

Don’t misunderstand me here. I am not talking about accepting yourself for who you are and being comfortable with the “skin you are in.” These “feel-good” principles are important only after you have reached the place of wellness that is available to you — to everyone.

It does you no good to accept a state of sickness when wellness is available, or to accept emotional turmoil when freedom from this exists. Adopt the philosophy that you need to get as well as you possibly can, and from here move forward into a place of acceptance — never abandoning the understanding that perfectness is available.

If perfectness lands you in a size 14, 16, 18, that is where you need to start accepting yourself. On the other hand, if you are a size 14, 16, 18, etc.… and you have not reached your full potential — keep going until you have.

In either case, rule #1 is to stop comparing yourself with others. This is a useless exercise that does nothing more than rob you of precious energy needed to reach your full potential. Stop looking at magazines, (you do know that much work on the backend goes into making models look the way they do.) Stop visualizing your head on someone else’s body.

Understand that if you are uncomfortable with who you are and longing for a change, it is because you have yet to reach your level of perfection designed just for you. Because perfection looks differently for all of us, striving to be anything other than the best you can be — the place where your body is capable of taking you — is a waste of time and energy.

Okay, if you are still with me, let me help you better understand why we have developed such a warped understanding of the human body.

Infectious disease versus autoimmune disease

Before I get too far, it is important to note the difference between two types of disease — infectious and autoimmune. Up until about one hundred years ago, people died mostly from infectious diseases. These included such things as smallpox, diphtheria, yellow fever and influenza. The diseases spread from person to person, and were found in tainted water, food or air. Many Third World regions are still burdened by these infectious diseases, while those of us in the Western world have benefited from clean water, sanitation and by comparison, better nutrition, which have all but eliminated infectious diseases.

On the other hand, we are suffering intensely with autoimmune diseases, such as heart disease, diabesity, cancer and high blood pressure. Known as “culturalgenic,” these conditions are more prone to specific patterns in specific cultures. In short, how you live your life determines if you are going to develop an autoimmune disease. Although more and more money is thrown at researching these diseases — without much advancement — the truth is, they are all preventable. Simple measures put in place will help prevent, and even in some cases, reverse disease.

Conventional thinking

Perhaps you have a conventional or western mindset when it comes to health, and this is most likely due to the environment you were born into or live in presently. The driving force behind this mindset is the feeling that disease comes from outside of us — that it is not something we can control. In short, under the western medical model for disease, it is thought that the body creates disease randomly — headaches come out of nowhere, and you may just “happen” to develop type 2 diabetes.

With this mindset, it is common to develop a very negative impression of your body — to blame your body. Also, you may blame your doctor, God, or anyone else that happens to be close at hand. As you blame others for your poor physical state, you take less responsibility. This moves you further and further away from the wellness that is available to you.

Just statistics…

Western thought says disease is a group of statistics, such as, “One in eight women will get breast cancer,” or, “One in six men will develop prostate cancer.” As we are drawn deeper into statistics, we become further removed from the real source of the problem. Perhaps you, like many others, sit back and just hope and pray that you won’t become one of the statistics. If you do get sick, you see yourself as a victim of a body that is way out of control. Now you are at war with yourself. A perilous attitude to have, no doubt.

What does holistic health teach?

Holistic health teaches that most of what happens to us from a health perspective happens because of our own creation. This includes what we eat, how we move, and how we think. These will all impact health. Of course, I would be remiss to acknowledge that there are outside forces, such as environmental influences we are either not aware of or can’t control. However, we have control over much more than we may think.

How to stop blaming

To stop blaming, it is essential that you address illness in your life as something you created. I know this may sound harsh and it is very hard to do, but it is important to get your mind around two things: number one, how healthy you can actually be; and number two, how much control you actually have. Even if you have to start saying to yourself, “I created this, and my body knows how to fix it.”

Once you understand that you are in charge, you can start making better choices that will have a positive impact on your health.

Yes, your body can heal itself

Western thought says that the only way to handle illness is to intervene. This means things like drugs and surgery. The holistic approach is to provide natural tools for the body, such as diet and movement, to help the body balance and heal.

A good example may be an inflamed gallbladder. The most common conventional approach is to remove the entire organ versus taking the time to find the root of the problem and assisting the body to heal. This could be with diet, herbs, alternative therapy, exercise, emotional support, or any combination thereof.

In holistic medicine, the mind and body are treated as one, and treatment involves engaging all to move towards a healthy place. Once the root of the imbalance is found, tools such as herbs, diet, exercise and other alternative therapies can be put in place to move the body towards a place of wellness.

It can be so simple

A while back, a young woman came to me for a health consultation. She was complaining of headaches, weight gain, muscle pain and extreme fatigue. Rather than take apart each symptom as it was presented, I chose to see the whole person and the sum of the symptoms as a cry from the body that it was out of balance. The first thing I tried was increasing my client’s water consumption. From what I could see she was clearly suffering from chronic dehydration.

Within a few weeks, she had never felt better and had lost weight too. The body needs water, lots of it, the body needs sleep, the body need whole, natural food that will help it restore, rejuvenate and balance. After explaining this to her, she did a complete diet makeover, began to adopt some new and exciting healthy living habits, and is in a very good place now.

We make health too complicated sometimes, and don’t take the time to comprehend how huge of an impact something like what we eat has on the way we look and feel. Do you make it complicated?

Now that you have finished reading, go take another look in the mirror. This time, I want you to say, “My body knows just what I need, and I will start listening to it.” Remember, your body throws signs and signals at you on a daily basis as a way of garnering your attention. That headache, that fatigue, that irritability… they are the only way that your body can get your attention to say, “Hey, remember me, you haven’t been sleeping, eating right or exercising… Now I am trying to tell you that things aren’t right.”

While overall health and wellness is a journey, it doesn’t have to be an uphill climb. Once you get your mind around the fact that you have so much more control over how you look and feel than you can ever imagine, things will start to change. The first step is to respect the incredible machine that the human body is and work in concert with it to achieve true health.


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The 8-Year Old Who Cured Herself from Cancer*

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Your Vitamins and Minerals

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Colour ‘Revolution’ in Lebanon: From Piles of Trash to Piles of Rubble*

Colour ‘Revolution’ in Lebanon: From Piles of Trash to Piles of Rubble*

By Tony Cartalucci

“Spontaneous.”    “Genuine.”  “Defiant.”

The U.S. State Department’s marketeers have used these labels in attempts to differentiate its latest wave of global “colour revolutions” from the now tired, ineffective, and familiar formulas used everywhere from the US-engineered “Arab Spring,” to the Euromaidan in Ukraine, to Bersih 4.0 in Malaysia.

The latest target is Lebanon where protests have begun in the streets of the capital, Beirut. Branded the “YouStink!” marches, the alleged provocation was dysfunctional municipal garbage collection services. However, very predictably, the protests have shifted quickly from what could have been perceived as legitimate demands to outright calls for regime change.

Colour Revolutions 2.0

Just recently in Armenia, the U.S. conducted what appeared to be a test run of its new and improved “colour revolution” system of regime change. It attempted to create a movement with little if any initial political affiliation and with deeply hidden ties between protest organizers and their U.S. State Department affiliations. Ultimately the so-called “Electric Yerevan” protests, whose alleged grievances were rising electric bills, spent so much time trying to convince Armenians and people around the world that they weren’t a U.S.-backed mob, they never succeeded in building up sufficient momentum to move on to the next step.

The trick was to first use rising electrical costs as a pretext to stage the protests, then quickly swing them around to demand a change in government. Likely, provocations and violence were planned for later stages, as well as opportunities for America’s client opposition parties to take over and swell the ranks of street mobs with their supporters.

In Armenia, America’s next generation of colour revolutions failed.

In Beirut, however, it seems that the protests have made it at least to the point where the alleged pretext – piles of garbage – have now been replaced with demands for regime change.

Despite the 2005 so-called “Cedar Revolution” being exposed as entirely U.S.-engineered, paving the way for the expulsion of Syrian troops from Lebanon and an Israeli attack on the country the following year, many even in the alternative press have been taken in by what should be an obvious, albeit more carefully concealed, follow-up to 2005’s events.

Spot the Leaders, Follow the Money 

Transcending emotional appraisals of street mobs and reciting the alleged demands and motivations of the protesters themselves, protests are like anything else in the real world – they require leaders, organization, money, logistics, and infrastructure to function.

The “YouStink!” protest is no different.

Trawling through the Western media’s reports, several names are repeatedly mentioned as “organizers” and “leaders.”

They include Asaad Thebian, an alumni of the U.S. State Department’s U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI). In 2014, Thebian would be standing in front of American flags, and behind a podium with the U.S. State Department’s seal affixed to it at a MEPI event, berating the Lebanese government. Now in 2015, he is attempting to overthrow it.

Thebian would be quoted by Al Jazeera claiming:

“We started as dozens of protesters and now we’re thousands,” Asaad Thebian, an activist with the You Stink! campaign, said during Friday’s press conference. “We are demanding parliamentary elections.”

The International Business Times would expand on what is clearly taking shape as the true agenda behind the protests. In their article, “‘You Stink’ Demonstrators In Beirut Issue 72-Hour Ultimatum, Vow To Spread Protests In Lebanon Nationwide,” they would report that:

“In Beirut’s symbolic Martyrs’ Square recently, protesters have chanted, “The people want the downfall of the government” and “Revolution!” Some have drawn parallels between these rallies and the demonstrations that swept many Arab countries in 2011 and 2012, which led to the toppling of a number of regimes in the Middle East and North Africa.”

Joining Thebian is Michel Elefteriades who helped co-organize the U.S.-backed mobs in Lebanon in 2005’s “Cedar Revolution” and worked for years to expel Syrian troops from Lebanon. The International Business Times would conduct a lengthy interview with him in their report, “Lebanon You Stink protests: We are not Egypt, claims activist Michel Elefteriades.” The report would quote Elefteriades as saying:

“This is not similar to what happened in Egypt or elsewhere where people were manipulated, or without greater political awareness,” Elefteriades exclusively told IBTimes U.K. from Beirut.

Elefteriades, in addition to claiming somehow their protest is different, would also attempt to assuage fears of a power vacuum forming if the current government was ousted:

There is a leadership that is ready to take over and there will not be a vacuum,” Elefteriades explained.

“There are many people, with great capacities, but that are still suffocated by this political elite and this new class will never be able to lead this country because those in place don’t want to give them space. So, as soon as that old political class will have left, there will be the emergence of a new political class, from one day to the next.” 

There is also Lucien Bourjeily, a theatre artist who in 2012 organized a London showing of “66 Minutes in Damascus.” The London Guardian would review his play, in which the audience was “immersed” in the experience of being a “political prisoner” of the “crumbling Assad regime” in Syria.
Also telling is Walid Jumblatt’s support of the mobs. In a Lebanese National News Agency report titled, “Jumblatt urges You Stink organizers to halt political manipulation of their movement,” it was stated that:

MP Walid Jumblatt tweeted on Sunday that yesterday’s protest in Down Town Beirut truly expressed the pains suffered by the Lebanese. He compelled those responsible for You Stink movement not to allow political parties to take advantage of this “spontaneous movement” and abort it prematurely. He also urged the movement’s organizers to study the proper mechanism to execute their demands.

Jumblatt’s calls are similar to those made by U.S. -proxy political opposition parties in Armenia who insisted the protests were “spontaneous” and urged the clearly politically motivated movement to remain ‘unpolitical.’ An added touch to Lebanon’s current round of protests was the protesters rejecting Jumblatt’s support for the movement. It is likely that Jumblatt and others will end up literally on stage leading protests if they escalate long enough before sectarian violence is finally triggered.

Jumblatt role is significant and his name should be familiar to those following events in the Middle East. It was Jumblatt who conspired with then U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney on how best to undermine neighbouring Syria in the years leading up to the 2011 war. Revealed in Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh’s 2007 report “The Redirection: Is the Administration’s new policy benefitting our enemies in the war on terrorism?” Jumblatt suggested using the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood, a scheme that even at the time had already gotten underway.

Hersh would report:

Jumblatt then told me that he had met with Vice-President Cheney in Washington last fall to discuss, among other issues, the possibility of undermining Assad. He and his colleagues advised Cheney that, if the United States does try to move against Syria, members of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood would be “the ones to talk to,” Jumblatt said.

Hersh would also report that funding was already being channelled by the U.S. and Saudi Arabia to the Brotherhood. Of course, by 2011, the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood along with Al Qaeda would use those resources to begin an armed confrontation with the Syrian government which rages on to this day. The events Jumblatt helped set in motion in 2007 and the war in Syria that has played out since 2011, is linked directly to the “YouStink!” protests.

Considering that the various common threads between all involved in Lebanon’s current protests include U.S.backing and an overt hatred for Syria, claims that sectarian motivation and politics do not drive “YouStink!” are patently false – an intentional misdirection predicated on “piles of garbage” and repetitive slogans claiming somehow this revolution is not just another U.S.-engineered colour revolution. But like in Armenia earlier this year, it is just another US-engineered colour revolution.

First Piles of Garbage, Then Piles of Rubble 

The ultimate goal is to create chaos in Lebanon sufficient enough to disrupt Hezbollah’s operations regionally against the army of terrorist the U.S .and its regional allies, including supporters of “YouStink!” helped organize as far back as 2007. As in the past, protests in Lebanon are aimed not at improving the future of the Lebanese people, but aimed instead at disrupting the stability of neighbouring Syria.

What follows these disingenuous protests is likely a rerun of what followed the so-called “Cedar Revolution” in 2005. After that admittedly U.S.-backed protest and the withdrawal of Syrian troops from Lebanon, Israel conducted extensive air raids and even a ground invasion of the country in the following year. Despite the impression that the “Cedar Revolution” left Lebanon particularly vulnerable, U.S.-backed Israeli operations against Lebanon ended catastrophically for Tel Aviv. The air campaign failed to achieve any strategic or even tactical objectives and the ground invasion was essentially repelled with Israel calling off the operation before reaching the Litani River – the stated objective of Israeli ground forces.

If “YouStink!” can evolve into a sufficient level of chaos undermining Hezbollah in Lebanon, and with the organization’s resources already stretched in neighbouring Syria fighting terrorist armies backed by the US and its regional allies, Israel will likely be used again in a 2006-style conflict or worse in the hopes that this time the dynamics of the region are decidedly working in the West’s favour.

Regardless of the outcome of “YouStink!,”the additional pressure political destabilization in Lebanon puts upon Damascus and Tehran can only detract from efforts to restore peace and stability across the Levant.

“YouStink!” organizers claim they are fighting for the future of Lebanon. In reality, they are jeopardizing not only Lebanon’s future, but that of the entire region. They are attempting to strike a match in a region already parched by the heat of the fires of nearby conflict. If “YouStink!” succeeds in their true objectives, they will bring immeasurable suffering to all in Lebanon and to many more beyond their borders. And as in the wake of the “Cedar Revolution,” the only parties that stand to benefit are the U.S. and its regional allies who seek nothing less than Lebanon’s complete and perpetual failure as a sovereign state.


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