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My head has been itching so

My head has been itching so much. It's mostly around the back and side of my head. It's been itching for 3 hours now. I don't know when it's gonna stop.

Love Love Love
Linda

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For Linda

You could ask your body if this is your crown chakra opening more?
(Ascension symptom-what a great thing)
Love, Wendy

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I'm getting a yes! Its

I'm getting a yes! Its ascension! That is do cool!

Love Love Love
Linda

Been thinking of you and

Been thinking of you and sending good wishes that the itching has stopped and is like Lulia said below.

Hope you are better today!!
Love,
~~Sue

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Is a spirit Erik from

Is a spirit Erik from channellingErik that says hello to me like that :))) Very localized goosebumps on my back, like a hand :)
He does it in the head too and you start scratching :)))) He was 20 when he died and he is like a younger brother that teases others, but he is so loving and helping otherwise, that you forget that he teases sometimes :P If he annoys me i tell him: "Don't make me come up there and kick your spirit ass" and he loves it and is laughing and we both laugh :))))

I hope is just a spirit playing and not something serious :) Sending you love and light <3

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Hey Sue and Lulia! I'm not

Hey Sue and Lulia!
I'm not sure why my head was itching. My head is starting to itch again as I type. Maybe it's Eric. It really doesn't bother me, actually it feels good to scratch. Also my ears are starting to itch too.

Have a super duper day!

Love Love Love
Linda

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Hi Linda <3 Here is the

Hi Linda <3 Here is the entire explanation how he does this, if indeed is him :P
http://www.channelingerik.com/how-spirits-say-hello/ :)

Usually if you read anything from the blog, or you listened to Jesus/Buddha interviews I posted, he pays a visit :) He considers those who read on his blog, family <3 :) All 3: mother, son and Jamie (the medium) are adorable and very funny :))) But of course if you don't want him around just tell him.

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China is rejecting GMO & other GMO issues & concerns

The GMO Fight
Ripples Down
the Food Chain

Facing Consumer Pressure, More Firms
Are Jettisoning GMOs From Their Foods

August 12th, 2014
The Wall Street Journal
by Annie Gasparro
http://www.cornucopia.org/2014/08/gmo-fight-ripples-food-chain

Two years ago, Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Inc. initiated a plan to eliminate genetically modified ingredients ; from its ice cream, an effort to address a nascent consumer backlash and to fulfill its own environmental goals.

This fall, nearly a year behind schedule, it expects to finish phase one, affecting its flavorful “chunks and swirls” like cookie dough and caramel. The only part left to convert: the milk that makes ice cream itself. Thanks to the complexities of sourcing milk deemed free of genetically modified material, that could take five to 10 more years.

“There’s a lot more that goes into it than people realize,” said Rob Michalak, Ben & Jerry’s director of social mission.

Two decades after the first genetically engineered seeds were sold commercially in the U.S., genetically modified organisms—the crops grown from such seeds—are the norm in the American diet, used to make ingredients in about 80% of packaged food, according to industry estimates. (Take a quiz about GMOs.)

Now an intensifying campaign, spearheaded by consumer and environmental advocacy groups like Green America, is causing a small but growing number of mainstream food makers to jettison genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. In addition to Ben & Jerry’s, a subsidiary of Unilever PLC, General Mills Inc. this year started selling its original flavor Cheerios without GMOs. Post Holdings Inc. took the GMOs out of Grape-Nuts. Boulder Brands Inc.’s Smart Balance has converted to non-GMO for its line of margarine and other spreads. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. is switching to non-GMO corn tortillas.

“Non-GMO” is one of the fastest-growing label trends on U.S. food packages, with sales of such items growing 28% last year to about $3 billion, according to market-research firm Nielsen. In a poll of nearly 1,200 U.S. consumers for The Wall Street Journal, Nielsen found that 61% of consumers had heard of GMOs and nearly half of those people said they avoid eating them. The biggest reason was because it “doesn’t sound like something I should eat.”

Grass roots campaigns in several states are pushing for mandatory labeling of foods with GMOs—something most food companies staunchly oppose. In May, Vermont adopted the first state law requiring companies to label GMO foods, starting in 2016.

The anti-GMO backlash reflects the deep skepticism that has taken root among many U.S. consumers toward the food industry and, in particular, its use of technology. Similar criticism has roiled other food ingredients including artificial sweeteners and finely textured beef, the treated meat product that critics dubbed “pink slime.” The Web and social media have enabled consumer suspicions in such matters to coalesce into powerful movements that are forcing companies to respond.

Critics of GMOs—which have combined genes from different organisms to make some staple crops more durable—say there haven’t been enough independent studies on the long-term health and environmental consequences of what they dub as “Frankenfood.” They cite a handful of studies outside the U.S. that found toxic effects on animals fed genetically modified crops, and point out that 64 nations, including the European Union countries and China, require labeling of GMO products.

“If it turns out that after doing the studies, the scientific evidence shows GMOs are OK, I will change my mind,” said Alisa Gravitz, a board member of the Non-GMO Project and chief executive of Green America. “But until then, why infect our entire food supply with this, when the early studies, the bona fide, peer-reviewed ones, throw up some red flags?”

For its part, the food industry says those studies are inconclusive and that none has shown any link to harm to humans. Proponents also point out that GMO crops used in the U.S.—which also include alfalfa, cotton, papaya and squash—have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, which doesn’t mandate labeling food that contains them. And even though the European Union requires labeling in member countries, it has approved many GMO foods as safe for consumption.

The debate aside, how companies like General Mills and Ben & Jerry’s fare in dropping GMOs will offer a guide to others that are considering it. So far, the process has proved expensive, complex and politically dicey. For Ben & Jerry’s, the premium for non-GMO ingredients ranged from 5% to 20%, reflecting how deeply rooted the technology is in the U.S. food chain. Ben & Jerry’s says it plans to eat the costs rather than pass them on to customers.

But the forerunners are also encouraging farmers and ingredient manufacturers to increase the supply of non-GMO items, which could make it easier for food makers to follow.

Certainly, the stakes are large for companies like Monsanto Co. and DuPont Co., which sell genetically engineered seeds to give crops traits like the ability to repel insects or resist weed killers. Today, more than 90% of corn, canola, soybean and sugar beet crops in the U.S. are genetically modified. Most of the produce Americans consume directly isn’t GMO, but the crops are used to produce common ingredients like corn syrup, soy lecithin and more than half of the sugar consumed in the U.S.—plus the feed consumed by most of the nation’s livestock.

In a statement, a spokeswoman for Monsanto said the company was confident ; about the safety of its seeds based on an “extensive body of rigorous testing” by company and independent researchers. DuPont pointed out the technology was backed by “regulatory agencies and scientific organizations around the world.” The switch to GMO, proponents say, has led to higher crop yields and lower food costs.

When a big brand announces plans to drop GMOs, it stirs the debate further. GMO backers criticized General Mills for its change to Cheerios, saying it gave credence to misperceptions of the technology. Anti-GMO groups quickly started calling on General Mills to drop them from its Honey Nut Cheerios, too. The company said that changing the ingredients of its other cereals would be too difficult, but that GMO products are safe, adding that it offered the non-GMO variety to give consumers more options.

Ben & Jerry’s, which ranks fifth among U.S. ice cream brands by sales, says it doesn’t consider GMOs unsafe to humans either, but has always positioned itself as an environmentally friendly, socially progressive brand. Executives long wanted to drop GMOs, which they feel are part of industrialized, chemical-intensive agriculture that the company opposes, said Mr. Michalak, the social mission director. But the company didn’t start discussing converting its flavors with suppliers until 2012.

That year, anti-GMO advocates got on the California ballot Proposition 37, a measure requiring GMO labeling similar to the one that later passed in Vermont. Food and agriculture companies poured more than $46 million into advertising to fight the measure , saying it would confuse consumers and raise food costs. The measure narrowly failed to pass, but it galvanized GMO opponents and put the industry on notice.

Ben & Jerry’s didn’t get directly involved in the California fight. But the battle “catalyzed the movement for us,” said Cheryl Pinto, Ben & Jerry’s ingredient sourcing manager. “When all the non-GMO hoopla hit the fan, we realized we better accelerate our conversion.”

Aside from the milk, Ben & Jerry’s said most ice cream ingredients were already non-GMO. Still, the company needed to check with suppliers and rigorously investigate all 110 ingredients it uses to make ice cream. Among the surprises: finding out a product couldn’t be considered non-GMO if the supplier dusted the pan with cornstarch before baking. The supplier had to switch to rice starch.

“Our suppliers generally had to negotiate all the way down the supply chain to get to the farmer,” Ms. Pinto said.

At the farm level, companies confront a chicken-or-egg-type conundrum. Food makers are hesitant to commit to dropping GMOs until they are sure they can find sufficient sources of non-GMO crops. But farmers are reluctant to switch seeds unless they know there will be guaranteed demand for non-GMO crops at a premium price.

Mercaris, a market data researcher, said prices last year for non-GMO corn averaged 51 cents per bushel higher than those for regular, GMO corn. That is a significant difference for farmers when the national average corn price was between $4 to $4.50. But some farmers also worry that dropping GMO seeds could lower their yields, meaning fewer bushels per acre.

Ben & Jerry’s paid an average of 11% more for each ingredient that changed to a non-GMO version. In some cases that also included the higher cost of sourcing ingredients from Fair Trade suppliers—those certified as paying fair prices to producers in developing countries—which it did simultaneously.

The company says it can’t quantify how much it spent on the non-GMO conversion in total. “It was really expensive,” Ms. Pinto said. “Surcharges came in from transportation. Instead of buying beet sugar from down the road, you’re buying cane sugar from much farther away.” The conversion also required time and money to design new labeling and marketing and carry out legal reviews, she said.

For its Chubby Hubby ice cream, Ben & Jerry’s had to change peanut butter pretzel suppliers because ConAgra Foods Inc., which bought the company that supplied the pretzels, was unwilling or unable to adhere to the non-GMO and Fair Trade requirements, according to people familiar with the situation. The change in suppliers also caused a shift from peanut butter-filled pretzels to peanut butter-coated ones, prompting some consumers to complain. ConAgra declined to comment.

To some degree, Ben & Jerry’s process was simple relative to what some companies put themselves through. Unlike with organic foods—which also can’t contain GMOs but must follow additional restrictions—the government sets no standard for what qualifies as “non-GMO.” Companies seeking some authoritative imprimatur must go to third-party certifiers, usually the Non-GMO Project, a nonprofit group founded by natural foods retailers. It vets applicants with an almost religious exactitude.

To gain its certification, Enjoy Life Foods LLC, a small Schiller Park, Ill.-based company that makes gluten- and allergen-free snacks, traced its honey to the hive. “We had to go to our honey suppliers, who went to the bee keepers, who had to actually determine how far the bees could fly to make sure they weren’t cross-pollinating at any GMO fields,” said Joel Warady, its chief sales and marketing officer.

He said the company thought it was done a year before it actually was, because Non-GMO Project kept coming with questions, including how far their bees flew. “I was like, ‘Are you serious? I don’t know,’ ” said Mr. Warady. ” ‘I didn’t talk to the bees.’ ”

The Non-GMO Project, which has verified more than 17,000 products, says such lengths are necessary to ensure the bees aren’t feeding on nectar or pollen from GMO crops. Thus, the organization requires a four-mile radius from the bee hives be clear of GMO fields.

“Consumers don’t know how difficult it is, but they also don’t care how difficult it is,” said Mr. Warady. “They say, ‘I want the food all natural. I want it to be non-GMO. I want it to taste great. And by the way, I don’t want to pay any more for that. Figure it out.’ ” Enjoy Life Foods doesn’t explicitly pass on the added costs, but its food is already priced at a premium to mainstream brands. For its part, Ben & Jerry’s didn’t seek Non-GMO Project certification, citing the complexity, but does use an auditor. “For us, our size and our scale, we had to be” realistic about where to start, Ms. Pinto said.

The number of big companies that have announced plans to drop GMOs is still small. Big industry groups like the Grocery Manufacturers Association say the trend is baseless, but they admit it is growing. They continue to lobby against GMO labeling and tout the benefits of the technology.

Still, industry executives say many of those companies are asking suppliers to develop non-GMO options so that they can be ready in case label mandates spread, which the companies fear could hurt products containing GMOs. Brian Sethness, senior account executive at Sethness Products Co., which supplies caramel coloring to major food and beverage companies, said the company is receiving more inquiries about non-GMO products than ever before. “Most haven’t pulled the trigger yet though, they just want to know what’s out there,” he said.

For Ben & Jerry’s, the biggest hurdle is milk. The vast majority of the feed given to dairy cows in the U.S. is made with GMO corn, soybeans and alfalfa. That makes it difficult to find non-GMO milk in quantities large enough for Ben & Jerry’s, so the company hasn’t committed to doing it. Labeling laws like the one passed in Vermont don’t apply to meat or dairy derived from animals that consumed GMO animal feed, buying Ben & Jerry’s more time. “We are having conversations with multiple stakeholders throughout the entire supply chain,” Mr. Michalak said. “It’s a slow process.”

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China Is Rejecting
GMO Corn and That
Isn't Good
for American
Farmers

13 August 2014 11:07
By Anna Brones
truth-out.org
care2.com

The industrial agribusiness has embraced GMOs in the United States, but it’s having a serious effect on farmers. Most recently, China began rejecting a variety of genetically modified US corn, and the rejection is reportedly costing American farmers upwards of $3 billion, according to the National Feed and Grain Association.

The genetically engineered corn in question is one invented by the seed company Syngenta . The new gene has yet to be approved in China — in fact, it has been waiting for approval for four years. Since November, China has rejected more than 1.45 million metric tons . The corn was diverted to other buyers, but as the NFGA stated, it “almost assuredly would have negotiated a discount,” which means fewer dollars for American farmers.

A rejection of US grain in China has serious consequences here on home turf, as the country is one of the top importers of US corn, and its demand is projected to grow . But not if GMOs are involved.

GMOs have become an increasing concern in China. This spring, the Chinese Army banned all GMO grains and oil from its military supply stations. As the Wall Street Journal ; reports, “because of public concern over health risks and high-level discomfort with China becoming overly reliant on GMO strains developed by foreign companies, China has stopped short of allowing commercial distribution of GMO grains.”

China isn’t the only one. Russia has now announced that it won’t import GMO products , and the United States is having a hard time reaching a trade deal with the European Union because of GMOs .

Who should the farmers blame? The governments that don’t want the grain or the companies making them? They’re unsure.

According to NPR :

A few days ago, the US Grains Council ; wrote a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, urging his “immediate, direct, and personal intervention” with Chinese officials “to halt this current regulatory sabotage of the DDGS trade with China.”

The NGFA and the North American Export Grain Association ; , on the other hand, have called ; on Syngenta to stop selling the offending corn varieties until those varieties can be sold in major export markets.

“They’re being a bad actor here,” says Max Fisher of NGFA, referring to Syngenta. “They’re making $40 million” selling the new corn varieties, “but it’s costing U.S. farmers $1 billion.”

While companies will certainly find other channels for their grain, there’s no denying that the economic blow to farmers may fuel the conversation on GMOs moving forward.

This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.

Anna Brones is a writer and the founder of Foodie Underground. She is the author of The Culinary Cyclist: A Cookbook and Companion for the Good Life.

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6 of the Biotech Industry's
Biggest Marketing Myths
to Convince You
GMOs Are Great

Here are six of Big Biotech's biggest marketing lies.

AlterNet
By Martha Rosenberg
August 6, 2014

By now, you've likely heard of Big Agriculture and Big Pharma, the huge industries behind the food we eat and drugs we take that quite ably tend to avoid government regulation. Less well known is Big Biotech, genetic engineering companies like Monsanto, Novartis and DuPont that work closely with Big Ag to create more "efficient" foods through chemistry. A good example is recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH), a genetically engineered milk stimulator invented by Monsanto but soon embraced by Big Ag for its profit potential—getting more milk out of each cow. Living animals are called "units," and treated as nothing more than unfeeling machines.

Another example is genetically modified golden rice , spun as a charitable effort to provide Vitamin A to the world's hungry but likely to make billions for herbicide, pesticide and chemical fertilizer makers, says geopolitical researcher and writer Tony Cartalucci. The "very concept of relieving suffering throughout the developing world with a monoculture of genetically altered 'super gruel' at face value is both undignified and untenable," he writes. Biotech companies also preempt traditional, localized food systems and development programs, Cartalucci points out.

Many countries reject the brave new biotech foods and Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and all 27 countries in Europe ban rBGH ; . But that did not stop Elanco, Eli Lilly's animal drug division, from buying the drug from Monsanto in 2008 and building a new production ; plant for it in Augusta, Georgia. Elanco is also the company behind the controversial growth producing drug ractopamine, used in most U.S. pigs and many cows and turkeys despite being banned almost everywhere but the U.S.

Recently, Elanco became the second largest livestock drug company in the world after acquiring Johnson & Johnson's Janssen Animal Health and veterinary products maker Heska Corp., ; in 2011 and Novartis Animal Health and poultry vaccine maker Lohmann Animal Health this year. Now it is trying to pry open new markets in Europe, Africa and Asia with appeals to addressing world hunger. It is exhorting activists to "feed the world" through supporting biotech food technology with its "ENOUGH" movement , rolled out on the website Sensible Table ; . Presented like a new program of UN/WHO, the campaign is just a cagey marketing strategy.

Here are six of the biggest marketing lies found in Elanco's new "How We'll Feed The World" report.

1. Unadulterated Food Is "Luxury" Food

People who want and eat unadulterated food are spoiled. "In developed countries, most consumers have many choices when it comes to their food supply," says Elanco. "Yet in developing nations, choices are more limited, and so is the ability to treat food as a luxury item or a lifestyle choice."

Is it a luxury to have food free from ractopamine or rBGH?

Not only does Elanco redefine unadulterated, normal food as a luxury in its ENOUGH campaign, it redefines GMOs, antibiotics, hormones, chemicals and production methods like battery egg cages as innovation. "Organics and 'luxury food' produced without innovation have almost become a status symbol for those who can afford it," says Elanco in a zing against organic and local farmers. "Is it fair—or justifiable—for shoppers living in comfort to disregard innovations that can help feed others?"

2. Consumers Who Want Unadulterated Food Are A Fringe Minority

Despite the throngs who shop at Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe's and local markets, food consumers seeking non-adulterated food are a "fringe minority voice that does not represent the consumer, but a socially charged agenda," says Elanco. The reason health-conscious consumers appear to be large numbers is because of the way surveys are written, charges Elanco. Instead of asking, "What’s important to you when you purchase beef?" surveys lead the witness by asking "Are you concerned about factory farms growing your food?"

Elanco further misreads the "fringe minority" by claiming they buy food on "vegetarian/vegan principles, support for organic systems, local food, and other ideologies."

Is wanting to avoid pesticides and antibiotics an ideology? Certainly products obtained from sick animals, endangered workers and a polluted environment are not healthy. Plus a recent study in the British Journal of Nutrition shows organic products are also more nutritious. Still, this group of ideologues "seeks to impose their agenda on others and take choices away from the majority," says Elanco.

3. The Web Spreads Lies About "Innovations"

There is a reason Big Pharma and Big Food do not like social media. It can't be bought, manipulated or spun. In 2013 GMOs generated about 70,000 social media mentions, says Elanco, presumably negative, which reveals that "consumer perceptions of innovative solutions in food production may be the biggest misunderstanding in the food chain today." People need to "look deeper to the online dialogue known as media mentions," cautions Elanco.

Big Ag is notorious for wanting to block social media. It has pushed Ag Gag laws through in eight states ; that criminalize whistleblowers. When Idaho lawmakers were confronted with grotesque undercover video from Bettencourt Dairies Dry Creek Dairy in Hansen, Idaho showing workers beating trapped cows and dragging a cow by a chain, they had a swift response: a law criminalizing videotaping of farms. Yet even leading pro-animal agriculture voices say streaming live video on factory farms might be the only way to stop abuse.

Big Pharma just got FDA approval to also fight "factually incorrect postings" on the Web and Twitter without having to list risks as they are required to do on ads. Otherwise, their "reputation can be shattered by bloggers," said the FDA about its industry buddy.

4. Biotech Food Is Green

It was a great moment in factory farming disingenuity. In 2009 the National Turkey Federation's Michael Ryblot told Congress if they took away his antibiotics it would increase manure and pollution and be less green because the animals couldn't be crammed together.

Similar arguments swirled around Monsanto's (now Elanco's) recombinant bovine growth hormone because Posilac made each cow "unit" produce more milk. "Fewer cows means less methane produced by bovine intestinal tracts, and manure production is cut by about 3.6 million tons” per year said an oped in the Washington Times . "At the same time, more than 5.5 million gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel (enough to power 8,800 homes) are saved, greenhouse gas emissions are lowered by 30,000 metric tons."

"More innovation not more animals," asserts the Elanco report, repeating the same biotech greenwashing. "Simply by using practices available today or already in the pipeline, cows around the world can increase their output by a mere half glass per cow, enough to satisfy future global demand," says Elanco in a veiled commercial for Posilac which it is still trying to hawk. In another section of the report, Elanco says innovation could save 747 million tons of feed, 618 billion gallons of water and 388 million acres of farmland a year. (Why does Big Ag only admit to environmental destruction when selling biotech?

5. Transporting Food Across the World Is Green

Even as many in the U.S. embrace the carbon footprint-friendly idea of locally grown food, Elacno touts the opposite. "Growing food in highly productive areas where the resources exist, then moving it to areas of need, offers far more efficient use of resources," says the report. "In fact, transportation accounts for less than 4% of the environmental impact of food production. Further, it’s cost effective. Refrigerated freight for a pound of meat to Asia adds just 15 cents on average to the cost."

The U.S. chicken industry has done similar computations. Last fall, the Obama administration approved the sale in the U.S. of chickens raised and slaughtered in the U.S. or Canada, "processed" in China and sent back to the U.S. What? Presumably the outsourced labor is cheap enough to offset transportation and refrigeration costs, though no one is addressing the carbon footprint. Sending chickens half way around the world and back has a precedent. Shrimp in the U.S. make a similar voyage.

"The U.S. currently allows shrimp to be sent to China for processing, including breading," reports Bloomberg.

This month new scandals have broken about dangers in China food production, affecting KFC, Starbucks, Pizza Hut and McDonald's. ;

6. Lack Of Biotech "Innovation" Causes World Hunger

It takes a lot of gall for biotech, which patents foods, corners markets and annihilates indigenous farmers and small farms to accuse its critics of causing world hunger. But that's just what the Elanco report does. Even though the World Food Program ; indicts climate change, poverty, unstable markets, war and displacement for world hunger (and says "the world produces enough to feed the entire global population of 7 billion people") Elanco blames critics of biotech. But what Elanco means by "hunger" is lack of meat, milk and egg products made with its growth producers, vaccines and other chemicals and therefore its profit centers.

Without Biotech, "consumers in Asia, Africa and Latin America will lack choices and have diminished ability to nourish their families with high-quality animal protein," warns Elanco.

But animal protein is often not a big part of indigenous food traditions. For example the Kenyan runners who consistently win U.S. marathons eat very little meat. And in fact, the World Food Program's High Energy Biscuits, a staple in the fight against world hunger, use grain sources to provide up to 15 grams of protein .

Like the controversial Christian live animal charity Heifer International which Elanco embraces and supports, an animal-based Western diet is deemed an upgrade and better for poor people despite its links to heart disease, obesity, diabetes and even cancer. Clearly Elanco's ENOUGH campaign has a lot more to do with feeding biotech than feeding the poor.

Martha Rosenberg is an investigative health reporter and the author of Born With a Junk Food Deficiency: How Flaks, Quacks and Hacks Pimp the Public Health (Random House)."

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Wake Up Call- Does red dye

Wake Up Call- Does red dye make your kids crazy?

Robin and I got an interesting call this weekend. Our daughter Dawn and her husband Jeff took our 5 year old grandson to a birthday party. At the party a very impressively decorated Spider Man birthday cake was served.

Of course, when Jake was asked what piece of the cake he wanted, he picked the one with Spider Man on it, which included tons of red frosting!

Within a couple of hours of leaving the birthday party Jake began to cry, scream over nothing, would not listen to his mother, and when she reprimanded him he actually became even more rebellious. Jake was sent to his room, but before his mother could leave the room, Jake hit her and threw things at her!

Thank God Dawn knew this was not her son's normal behavior and this is not how he had been raised. She shut the door on a screaming Jake and quickly turned on the computer.

Dawn feeds her son organic food and never gives him store bought cakes with colorful frosting.

Dawn had mother's intuition, as she is Robin’s daughter. She figured the “RED FROSTING” was made with RED DYE, so she did a computer search asking the following question:

"Do children who consume RED DYE have behavior outbursts?"

She quickly learned that many children experience this phenomenon. They are not the problem, what they are eating is the problem. Many children have meltdowns, behave aggressively and act frustrated in inappropriate ways after eating RED DYE. The kids are treated like they have a problem. The internet is full of these stories.

Dawn and her husband went upstairs to talk to Jake. He was lying on his bed thinking he was in big trouble, with both of his parents coming to his room. Instead, they sat down with him and explained that he was not in trouble, but that he could not eat foods with RED DYE in them anymore.

They explained to him that bad food choices can hurt us and that good food, like Organic food, can nurture us. Jake's parents told him that from now on when he goes to birthday parties he cannot eat certain birthday cakes.

They told him that after birthday parties they’ll take him to get some healthy sweets, and now those sweets are Jake's new candy choices.

Dawn found the following candy companies that she, in good conscious, can give to her child. Listen closely as she had to search for quite some time to find companies that do not hide RED DYE #40 in their candy.

You have to be careful about feeding your kids chocolate, as some companies even hide RED DYE in their chocolate!

Here are the healthy candy companies that Dawn found:

• Endangered Species Chocolate

• Yum- E-Earth

• Sun-Spirt Premium Chocolate

• Unreal Candy

Unreal Candy is a line of “un-junked” versions of the most popular candies on the market. It takes the corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, dyes, and preservatives in candies like M&Ms, Reese’s Cups, and Milky Way Bars, and replaces them with BLUE A-GAVE NECTAR, ORGANIC PALM OIL, and other more natural ingredients.

These better ingredients don’t change the fact that Candy IS STILL Candy.
You’d be better off eating an organic banana.

But here is some good news: CVS Drug Stores, actually places UNREAL CANDY on the same shelves, and at that same price point as the “JUNK” candy they’re trying to replace, making it more competitive than most organic all-natural products on the market.

And that’s Bob’s Wake-Up call for today…………………..

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Burger King, Hold the Taxes

Burger King, Hold the Taxes

Published on Aug 26, 2014

Sen. Bernie Sanders discusses Burger King's decision to move its corporate headquarters abroad with Jake Tapper on CNN's The Lead.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyilCzJtj0Q&feature=youtu.be

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Mystic Radio today 8/27

I cant listen but I just heard that Michael may show up today!! Robin W maybe?

Karen

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This lady is my hero

This lady is my hero https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVtNSkDSdn8 :)
Since I'm drinking smoothies, my body feels so happy and it doesn't annoy me anymore with: "I'm not in the mood to eat or I don't want that because yuk" :)))

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WAKE UP to vaccines and autism

naturalnews.com printable article

http://www.naturalnews.com/z046597_CDC_whistleblower_secret_letter_Julie...

Originally published August 25 2014

CDC whistleblower's secret letter to Gerberding released by Natural News as mainstream media desperately censors explosive story
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor

(NaturalNews) The CDC whistleblower who has come forward with proof that the CDC knowingly covered up scientific evidence linking the MMR vaccine to autism has now been revealed as William W. Thompson, PhD. To share this story, use tags #vaccinegate and #EndVaccineViolence

Natural News has acquired a letter from William Thompson to former CDC head Dr. Julie Gerberding, dated February 2nd, 2004. The date of this letter is important because a pivotal Institute of Medicine (IoM) meeting on vaccine safety took place just one week later on February 9th. (See the full letter below.)

In this letter, William Thompson says he will be "presenting the summary of our results from the Metropolitan Atlanta Autism Case-Control Study," and he laments that the data will show MMR vaccines cause an increased risk of autism in youth African-American babies. He explains "I will have to present several problematic results relating to statistical associations between the receipt of MMR vaccine and autism."

He then goes on to implore Dr. Gerberding to respond to questions that had been raised by "Representative David Weldon" regarding the integrity of CDC scientists working in the immunization program. He also explains that the CDC has been covering up the truth about the safety problems the agency's own scientists had documented with vaccines, saying:

I've repeatedly told individuals in the [National Immunization Program Office of Directors] over the last several years that they're doing a very poor job representing immunization safety issues and that we're losing the public relations war.

In response to this letter, the CDC took deliberate action to retroactively alter the outcome of the autism study by arbitrarily eliminating most subjects from the study, thereby shrinking the sample size to a small data set which would not achieve statistical significance. This is a clear and irrefutable case of scientific fraud. This fraud allowed CDC scientists such as Colleen Boyle to testify before Congress that there was "no credible link" between MMR vaccines and autism.

CNN caught blatantly censoring CDC whistleblower story

The mainstream media is pulling out all the stops to try to memory hole this breaking news story. When a citizen journalist posted the facts of the story to a CNN iReport page, CNN quickly removed it to prevent the public from learning the truth about this extraordinary moment in medical history.

The story has now been reposted at another CNN iReport page which will no doubt be censored and removed by CNN very quickly as well. But here's the screen shot of what this page showed at the time of this writing:

All other mainstream media news sources, including the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, etc., have been ordered to deliberately censor this story, just as Natural News reported last week. There is a desperate attempt under way right now to silence the CDC whistleblower and sweep this entire story under the rug before it explodes beyond the control of the corporate-run media.

What the truth-telling media has to say about the massive media cover-up
Here's some of the independent reporting on what's taking place right now:

From TruthBarrier.com:

CNN is now overtly complicit in the mainstream media blackout of the developing story of CDC whistleblower Dr. William Thompson, who stepped forward and revealed that he had partaken in cooking data attempting to minimize the truth about the toxicity of the MMR vaccine in infants and the increased risk of developing autism.

Yesterday, on CNN's "iReport" page, the story was posted. As of late last night, the article had 45,232 views, 178 comments,( mostly people literally begging CNN and other media to cover it,) and a staggering 17 thousand shares. This clearly is what we call "news worthy."

However, CNN has now deleted the story, claiming it was "flagged" for being "in violation" of iReport's policy. In violation of what? CNN's appeasement policies toward the vaccine industry?

From Jon Rappoport's blog:

CNN: the most trusted name in twisted information.

CNN headquarters are right down the street in Atlanta from the CDC, where the MMR vaccine data were cooked, stepped on, and buried.

I guess it's just too much trouble for a reporter or editor to hop in a cab and go over there and ask a few tough questions.

Well, there are really no questions to ask, are there? CNN and the CDC are the "already asked and answered" dancing twins, who can read each other's minds.

Vaccines? Never met one they didn't love. Adverse effects? Damage? Never heard of such a thing.

From Age of Autism:

The CDC's William Thompson, whistleblower to Brian Hooker on the MMR study and lead author on another on mercury in vaccines, has probably ruined more than a few of his colleagues' August vacations at Hilton Head.

More broadly, these "leaks" in the bulwark of conventional wisdom have been coming for a long time, and not just from people on the inside with information to share.

I'm talking about leaks like all the parents of children on the other side of the elevated-risk stats -- MMR shots at 12 months, illness, regression, autism.

Leaks like parents who saw it with other vaccines, at other times -- parents who were willing to share what happened to try to keep it from happening again.

Leaks like the original Verstraeten study at the CDC that found a high risk of autism for infants who got the most ethyl mercury by the first month of life, as opposed to the least.

Leaks like the CDC coverup of the soaring autism rate in Brick Township, N.J.

Leaks like all the evidence from low-and-no-vaccine populations with low-to-no autism. Leaks like the unwillingness of the public health authorities to even study the issue.

Leaks like the Hannah Poling case, which the government conceded was triggered by autism, but buried by obfuscation. Leaks like the Unanswered Questions study showing autism all over the place in unacknowledged vaccine "court" rulings.

Leaks like the SafeMinds parents identifying autism as a "novel form of mercury poisoning" more than a decade ago.

Leaks like the Merck scientists who came forward to say the company faked data to make its mumps vaccine look effective.

Leaks like the connection between the first cases of autism reported in the medical literature, in 1943, and the families' exposure to the new ethyl mercury vaccines and fungicides.

Leaks like the whole catastrophic half-a-millennium love affair between the medical industry and mercury, one that should have ended long before the autism tidal wave started carrying away America's children.

Leaks like the most obvious one of all -- the explosion of autism and the vaccine schedule at the same time Congress gave the nation's corrupt drug makers a free ride in court, a ride on the backs of America's vaccine-injured children and their stumbling families.

These leaks are becoming a flood, and the flood a tidal wave, just like the autism tidal wave, and the wave is washing away the whole wall of denial built by the same people who just about now are running out of fingers and toes to plug them with.

Sources for this story include:
http://www.naturalnews.com/images/CDC-Gerber...
http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1164794
http://truthbarrier.com/2014/08/23/cnn-compl...
http://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2014/08/24...
http://www.ageofautism.com/2014/08/age-of-au...

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Looking forward to Mystic Radio today !!!

I woke up full of energy even though i barely ate last few days and barely slept tonight, but I feel no tiredness. Thank you Wendy for the Reiki and thank anyone else that sent it, I'm bursting with energy.

And while thinking how good I feel, a beautiful coloured butterfly came and sat on my door knob outside, enjoying the sun and moving his beautiful wings up and down. And then I go in the other room and I look outside in my yard and the grass is full of morning dew sparkling in millions of colours in my grass. Few minutes I only watched the colours changing if I'm slightly moving left-right :))))) Like a crow I love everything that sparkles :)))

Wishing soul spa a gorgeous day too ! <3

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Vaccines

I think this goes along with one of Bob's rants? When I saw my doctor a few days ago they asked me if I wanted a Tetanus shot (for general purpose I think) and a flu...I told her no and she said not today? and I said no never..lol! I am done with vaccines!

http://www.naturalnews.com/046566_autism_MMR_vaccine_CDC_whistleblower.html

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Coaching Yourself for Success

Coaching yourself for success

Finding a great coach can be so helpful in your pursuit for change and setting goals. Coaches hold you accountable and help you set realistic goals and actions plans. But, here are some things you can do on your own to get started.

#1. Are you willing and ready to change? People can’t be helped if they aren't ready or willing to commit. Be honest with yourself. Are you really ready to make a change and do the work to get there? Why are you ready? What is the motivation and desire behind your commitment to change?

#2. What is the change you want to make? Stick with one change or goal at a time. You don't want to become overwhelmed and procrastinate. It’s OK to start small. Remember, you're doing one change or goal at a time because your life is still on going. So, while your accomplishing your goal, you still need to raise a family, go to work, take care of your house, health, etc. When you know the change, write it down in detail. Journal writing helps make the goal real. Visualize the change. When we can see it, it brings clarity to our vision. What would the change look like? How would you feel? Would the change affect others? How would your life be different?

#3. Where are you in relation to this change? On a scale of 1-10, 10 being the ultimate place of accomplishment and change, where are you? For example, if you feel you’re only at a 3, what would you need to do, to get to a 4 or 5, which would make you closer to your goal? How would you feel? Every time you move up a step you’ll feel a little better. In this process, many people take small steps.

#4. Obstacles –When we take action towards our goals we must remind ourselves that we will have some obstacles. Some typical obstacles are: *Lack of support – not everyone in your life might agree or like the change you're making.

* Fear of success or failure will come up. Every time we step outside of our comfort zone, it causes us to feel uncomfortable which causes fear. Be aware of it but don't let it stop you.

* Realistic time management and goal setting – we can set goals, but we also have to look at our time and life pressures. If your life is really busy, you can set weekly or bi-weekly goals.

#5. When faced with obstacles and you feel like giving up, you can do this visualization exercise: What would my life look and feel like if I didn't accomplish my goal or make this change? What if I decided to live my next few years without the change or accomplishment of my goals?

#6. Support – It’s very important to have a support system. Whether it’s a friend or family member, or finding someone in your situation. For some support can mean a coach or therapist.

September and Fall are coming. Isn't it time to start your change?
The information for this Wake-Up Call comes from Diane Lang, who is a Therapist, Educator and Author. Her website is:

www.dlcounseling.com

And that’s Bob’s Wake-Up call for today………………

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hmm, isn't a guru like a

hmm, isn't a guru like a coach? Except you don't connect once a week, try once a minute!
Greg

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Happy Birthday Precious

Happy Birthday Precious Daughter Dawn!

Love & Cherish you,

Mom

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Happy Birthday Dawn! May you

Happy Birthday Dawn! May you be blessed with all the love, light, joy and laughter ! <3

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Happy Birthday Dawn!!!

Happy Birthday Dawn!!!

Karen

Happy Birthday from me, too,

Happy Birthday from me, too, Dawn!

Love,
~~Sue

Happy Birthday!!!

Happy Birthday, Dawn.

Picture Frosty the Snow Man saying this to you.

Many Blessings, Love and Light,

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Wake-up Call/ Is your stuff suffocating you?

Wake-up Call

Robin and I just completely moved out of our house in Port Angeles Washington to make it into a vacation rental. We’ll give you more details on that later.

We found that we had saved things in boxes and in little hiding places all over the house for years.

The following story came to us while we were in the middle of packing our stuff and cleaning out the house. It was a wake-up call for us, so I thought I’d share it with you.

A Connecticut woman was found dead in the basement of a home packed with clutter, her body buried beneath a first floor that collapsed under the weight of it all, police said.

Officers responded after a postman reported the mail was piling up, but they were not actually able to get into the house for a couple of days.
A neighbor, who described this lady as a "hoarder to the extreme who rarely left home”, said trash was packed from the floor to the ceiling inside the house.

“She saved newspapers, she saved every piece of paper,” a neighbor said. “I think she just kind of packed herself right into the house without realizing what she was doing.”

The structural damage to the first floor was so significant that emergency responders couldn't enter the home safely for days.

Once they were able to get inside, police found the body in the basement of the home she'd lived in for decades. She had apparently been living in the basement.

"They located her on the third day. “I guess she was in there for a pretty long time," a neighbor said.

The first floor had given way and the body was found buried in the rubble, according to neighbors.

Emergency crews had to tear open a wall and use an excavator to sift through all the trash, according to people in the neighborhood.
The small neighborhood is still in shock, but many said there wasn't much more that could have been done.

Neighbors said, "Nobody was going to force her out of her house no matter what you did," Their only hope is she didn't suffer in there."
The deceased’s remains were taken to the state medical examiner's office for an autopsy. The cause of death was unknown, but police said there are no signs of foul play.

The home is considered a hazmat situation, according to police.
The Connecticut town is working with the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to clean up the property and secure the scene. Authorities expect to demolish the home.

So the moral of the story is, be aware of what you are saving in all those boxes and hidden places in your home. You’ll find them when you move!

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And that’s Bob’s Wake-Up call for today………..

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Wake-up Call Are organic foods healthier?

Wake-up Call

Are organic foods healthier, and therefore worth the extra expense? The scientific debate over this issue has raged on for many years now. The answer is now clear-cut, at least if you believe that toxic chemicals have the capacity to harm your health.

Two years ago, an analysis by Stanford University received widespread media coverage, and with few exceptions, conventional media outlets used it to cast doubt on the value of an organic diet. This despite the fact that the analysis, which looked at 240 studies comparing organically and conventionally grown food, found that organic foods are less contaminated with agricultural chemicals. In an effort to further clarify the 2012 findings, a group of European scientists evaluated an even greater number of studies, 343 in all, published over the last several decades.

The European Scientists found that Organic foods have higher levels of important Antioxidants. Just like the Stanford study, the new analysis also found that while conventional and organic vegetables oftentimes offer similar levels of many nutrients, organic foods have fewer pesticide residues. They also have on average 48 percent lower levels of cadmium, (kad-mee-uh m), a toxic metal and a known car-cin-o-gen.

One key nutritional difference between conventional and organic food is their antioxidant content. According to the findings, organic fruits and vegetables can contain anywhere from 18-69 percent more antioxidants than conventionally grown varieties.

Additionally, the frequency of occurrence of pesticide residues was found to be four times higher in conventional crops.

Antioxidants are a very important part of optimal health, as they can control how fast you age by fighting free radicals. So the fact that organic foods contain far higher levels of them vouches for the fact that organic foods are healthier in terms of nutrition, in addition to being lower in pesticides.

One reason you’re advised to eat more fruits and vegetables is to get more antioxidants into your diet. “And if organic produce provides more of them, it’s a big deal”.

There are also a number of other studies that support the claim that organically grown produce contain higher levels of nutrients in general. For example, organic strawberries were found to be more nutrient-rich than non-organic strawberries. So even though it may be more expensive, let’s eat Organic when possible. It’s for your health!

And that’s Bob’s Wake-up call for today………………….

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Robin - did Ann Jackson get

Robin - did Ann Jackson get on the call today?

Karen

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No.

No.

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Seattle Smart Meter Movements and More

After multiple house fires in Saskatchewan caused directly by "smart" meters, SaskPower is recalling and removing all 105,000 meters which have been installed throughout the province:
http://www.takebackyourpower.net/news/2014/07/30/breaking-saskpower-orde...

We applaud Bill Boyd, Minister Responsible for Energy and Resources, for his abilities to use logic and foresight in ordering the removal. Other public servants and utilities (and the individual executives) who have kept streamrolling the agenda despite being made aware of the facts will later regret those decisions, as they will be held fully liable.

* * *

At 1:45 into this King5 TV News clip, a group of 45 inspired souls (including myself) speak with one voice and notify Seattle City Council and Seattle City Light that "we will hold each of you financially and criminally liable for all harm" should installation plans proceed:
http://www.takebackyourpower.net/news/2014/07/01/king-5-tv-news-group-vo...

In Illinois, ComEd has apparently decided that it's easier to propagandize people if you give them free ice cream:
http://www.takebackyourpower.net/news/2014/07/30/comed-smart-meter-propa...

Hundreds of citations of critical problems with "smart" meters are in this outstanding 170+ page December 2012 report entitled "Analysis: Smart Meter and Smart Grid Problems":
http://smartmeterharm.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/1-smart-meter-problems...

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More awareness concerning Smart Meters

People are questioning the "smart" meter agenda more than ever.

The 150+ comments on yesterday's coverage in Der Spiegel showed that the leading concern that Germans have is data collection and monitoring. The article, which interviews Chris Turner, Acqunetta Anderson and myself, is translated here:
http://www.takebackyourpower.net/news/2014/08/05/spiegel-de-us-citizens-...

I believe the movement's transition into the mainstream will center on these issues: the surveillance capabilities of "smart" meters, the billing issues, and the corruption involved. Those who can easily relate to the harm from low-level microwave radiation and voltage transients, though proven scientifically, is still a minority -- but it is growing.

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I am sooooo glad we got ours

I am sooooo glad we got ours changed out....been spreading the word!!!

Karen

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What does ice cream have to do with Monsanto?

Wake up Call-7/30/14

Monsanto, Factory Farms, Climate Change, and You

Monsanto loves to claim that its GMO crops are needed to feed the world.
But what the Gene Giant doesn't want you to remember, is that the chemicals they sully our food, soil, air and water with, were originally developed to make bombs.

When the Big War ended, in order to keep the profits rolling in, Monsanto convinced farmers that the only way to grow food is Monsanto's way—with GMO crops, and millions of tons of toxic chemicals.

Fast-forward to today. The impact of Monsanto's GMO crops can be measured in terms of degraded soil, nutrient-deficient foods, billions of sick animals on factory farms, an increasingly obese and chronically ill human population and, last but surely not least, climate change.

We can all agree that if climate change, with its droughts and storms, continues unabated, farms and food are in trouble.

Up against multi-billion dollar corporations, what can one consumer do?
Start by avoiding not only GMO-tainted foods, but all meat, eggs and dairy from factory farms. Because most GMO grains go to feed animals in factory farms, or what the industry calls them, Confined Animal Feeding Operations.

We can't turn climate change around solely by transitioning away from fossil fuels. But we can turn it around by using nature's natural ability to return all that carbon to the soil. And we can only do that if we abandon the factory farm model and return to sustainable, organic farming and ranching practices. It’s really up to you, the people!

Now here’s some GOOD NEWS: Here’s a quote from Jerry Greenfield, the co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, for those of you who like ice cream. Here is what he said: “The issue of GMO ingredients in food is similar to the issue of money in politics. At the very least, there should be transparency and disclosure”. People, we are getting there! It’s just a long and hard road, but we the people need to keep the pressure on these companies that are poisoning our food. Thanks Jerry Greenfield for speaking up! And that’s Bob’s wake-up call for today……………

Ice Cream.

I was at the ice cream aisle wanting ice cream. I could not find one brand without all the fluffs and gums in making these delicious treats. It is truly disheartening.

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In conjunction with BOB's RANT on GMO!!!!

Monsanto Gets Nailed !! ...
Monsanto Ordered to Pay $93 Million to Small Town for Poisoning Citizens

Posted by Stephen Cook

By Christina Sarich, July 25th, 2014 – http://tinyurl.com/mcx7pog

Big wins can happen in small places. The West Virginia State Supreme Court finalized a big blow to the biotech giant Monsanto this month, finishing a settlement causing Monsanto to pay $93 million to the tiny town of Nitro, West Virginia for poisoning citizens with Agent Orange chemicals.

The settlement was approved last year, but details were worked out only weeks ago as to how the funds were to be spent.

The settlement will require Monsanto to do the following:
$9 million will be spent to clean dioxin contaminated dust from 4500 homes.
$21 million will be spent to test to see if people have been poisoned with dioxin.
Citizens will be monitored for such poisoning for 30 years, not just a few months.
An additional $63 million is to be allotted if additional tests for dioxin contamination testing is necessary.

Anyone who lived in the Nitro area between Jan. 1, 1948, and Sept. 3, 2010 will be tested for dioxin. Although they must show proof they lived in the area, they will be eligible for testing even if they no longer live in Nitro.

Former or present employees of Monsanto are not eligible for any of these benefits.

An office will be set up to organize testing for Nitro citizens. The registration of participants is to be overlooked by Charleston attorney Thomas Flaherty, who was appointed by the court.

Residents have a right to file individual suits against Monsanto if medical tests show they suffered physical harm due to dioxin exposure.

Monsanto Produced Toxic Chemicals in Nitro

Just how were Nitro citizens exposed to dioxin? Monsanto was producing the toxic herbicide Agent Orange in Nitro, and dioxin is a chemical byproduct of the substance. It is known to cause serious health conditions. The factory which produced Agent Orange was opened in Nitro in 1948 and remained in operation until 2004, even though usage of this herbicide in the past (in Vietnam and other Asian countries) was fatal to millions of citizens and the war veterans who were exposed to it.

“There is no doubt that during and after the war, many Vietnamese absorbed this very toxic material [dioxin]. It is our belief from toxicological research and epidemiological studies from many countries that this dioxin probably resulted in significant health effects in Vietnam.” – Arnold Schecter and John Constable

“It’s been a real long haul,” attorney Stuart Calwell told The Charleston Gazette. Calwell represented Nitro area residents in a class action suit that prompted Monsanto to make the settlement.

“The politics of dioxin has been bitterly debated since the Vietnam War, but … we know that there is a health issue there and hopefully people will get their houses cleaned and the risk will come to an end and those exposed in the past will have the benefit of keeping an eye on their health.”

The people of Nitro still need to fill out a register to receive the benefits outlined in the settlement. Due to the pivotal nature of this landmark settlement, Nitro citizens need to participate as fully as possible to set a precedent for other class action suits that farmers and consumers of GMO foods around the world might wage against Monsanto in the future to finally take them down. If enough of us do it at once, then even their bloated coffers will finally be depleted, and we can enjoy a world without being poisoned to death.

While this case did not involve glyphosate, another deadly toxin used in Monsanto herbicides such as RoundUp, its time will come soon.

Karen

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You have to see this!

Go America Consumers!

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Bob's Wake Up Call June 18. 2014

Wake-Up Call-6.18.14

Today we are going to talk about: Perception. Here’s the situation:

In a Metro Station in Washington DC, on a cold January morning, a man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, approximately 2,000 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work. After about 3 minutes, a middle-aged man noticed that there was a musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds, and then he hurried on to meet his schedule.

About 4 minutes later: The violinist received his first dollar. A woman threw money in the hat and, without stopping, continued to walk.

At 6 minutes: A young man leaned against the wall to listen to the violinist, then looked at his watch and started to walk again.

At 10 minutes: A 3-year old boy stopped, but his mother tugged him along hurriedly. The kid stopped to look at the violinist again, but the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk, turning his head the whole time. This action was repeated by several other children, but every parent - without exception - forced their children to move on quickly.

At 45 minutes: The musician played continuously. Only 6 people stopped and listened for a short while. About 20 gave money but continued to walk at their normal pace. The man collected a total of $32.

After 1 hour: The violinist finished playing and silence took over. No one noticed and no one applauded. There was no recognition at all.

No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the greatest musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, with a violin worth $3.5 million dollars. Two days before, Joshua Bell sold-out a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100 each to sit and listen to him play the same music.

This is a true story. Joshua Bell, playing incognito in the D.C. Metro Station, was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and people's priorities.

This experiment raised several questions:

In a common-place environment, at an inappropriate hour, do we perceive beauty?

If so, do we stop to appreciate it?

Do we recognize talent in an unexpected context?

One possible conclusion reached from this experiment could be this:

If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the most beautiful instruments ever made….

How many other things are we missing as we rush through life?

And that’s Bob’s Wake-Up Call for today………….

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Stop To Smell The Roses

This is not surprising to me, nor is it surprising that it was the CHILDREN who stopped and wanted to listen. There are very few people who know how to be present...in the moment. We have been programmed to go, go, go, buy, buy, buy and now are so addicted to technology and it's toys that we barely notice each other.

Creator and Mother Earth has gifted us with so many wonders all around us everywhere and everyday. Our Souls sit quietly waiting for us to connect within to connect with All.

It is now PAST the time to Wake Up. We are basically in the Universal mode of "if you snooze you lose". Really now, do you really think your Soul went to all this trouble to create your life here so you could spend your time tweeting and texting and shopping til you drop or being so fear filled you make yourself sick?

Stop to Smell the beautiful fragrance of your Soul and enjoy the beauty all around you and be grateful for all that you have and have experienced for the enrichment of your growth. Be the Love.

IS YOUR SPIRITUAL HOUSE IN ORDER?

Seraphin through Rosie JUNE 21, 2014
Over the years, Beloved Inhabitants of Earth, we have chosen many parables and examples to attempt to show you WHAT ACTION YOU SHOULD NECESSARILY TAKE, and now in these end times this large body of instruction can actually be reduced to one sentence only, and that is: GET YOUR SPIRITUAL HOUSES IN ORDER. The time, expense and devotion you dedicate to your physical housing (YOUR BODY) are largely misdirected, as it is the EFFECT and not the CAUSE of your beauty. The inner beauty of your soul determines your “encasing” and your outward reality – not the other way around.

If you are “new” to such thoughts, you may ask WHAT DOES SPIRITUAL MEAN?

You are living in a spiritual way if you are capable of stopping in wonder at the glimmer on a butterfly’s wing.

You are living in a spiritual way if you critically assess the influence of your words and actions on others, determining whether they are ultimately in alignment with the greater benefit of all.

You are living in a spiritual way if you are conscious of every decision you make, whether large or small.

You are living in a spiritual way if you stand up for values which – if espoused by all – will transform this earth into a paradise.

You are living in a spiritual way if you only take what you need. You are living in a spiritual way if you live in gratitude.

You are living in a spiritual way if your happiness is not dependent on others.

You are living in a spiritual way if your connection to the DIVINE SPARK WITHIN, WHICH CARRIES GREAT WISDOM, is communed with daily.

You are living in a spiritual way if you are prepared to let go of everything in order to move on towards a more fulfilling experience.

You are living in a spiritual way if you do not insist on being right.

You are living in a spiritual way if you constantly pursue a path of learning and if you fill your SPIRITUAL HOUSE with visions and creative ideas which sponsor learning and beauty.

And what if your SPIRITUAL HOUSE IS EMPTY, BELOVEDS? If you have not been busily about your spiritual business, if your spiritual house is neglected and in decay, if the door is locked and the garden overgrown, THEN IT IS DUE FOR DEMOLITION, DEAR ONES, for it will not be in alignment with the NEW BUILDING PLANS FOR YOUR EARTH which aim to preserve all which is valuable and which aim to sweep away all that is of little value.

The designs have been drawn. All already existing constructs have been examined and assessed on the barometer of spirituality. The orders for the execution of those plans are on the table. Thus we say to you again and again until their final enactment: GET YOUR SPIRITUAL HOUSE IN ORDER.
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Robin's picture

Thank you for posting this

Thank you for posting this Dragon. I was going to but then forgot mid motion what I was doing. It is obvious I forgot other things as well...sorry about that.

Bob and I are not running a live show today. We are cleaning this house and getting it ready for the vacation rental. As I clean I am chanting, "Thank you God! Thank you God!" My soul is so happy to have this house to clean!

Love & Light & Divine Right Timing,

Robin Alexis

I Was Guided to do so

after I posted "Stop to Smell the Roses" in response to Bob's Rant, I was told to post it as some needed to be gently (not my strongest trait) reminded. And I'd like to add if there is anyone out there willing to do some Spiritual Homework, to check out Franco De Nicola's recent talk and clearing/activation on "Neutrality".

May your Rainbow House be showered with Crystalline Rays of Love.

Love you both madly, dearly

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linda's picture

I was excited to listen to

I was excited to listen to the show. I listened to the first 2 callers and then I fell into a peaceful sleep. I woke up when it was all over. I guess I needed to sleep. Sorry Robin. I will have to listen later. I

Love Love Love
Linda

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Radio 05/21/14

Cant listen in today....but there in spirit!
OH MJ says he is listening? He may have something for someone??
xoxo

Karen

Question concerning my sons health

Hi Robin,
My son has been sick for the past 6-7 months with a reoccurring lung infection. So far the doctors haven't been able to figure out what is causing it. He was just admitted to the University of Washington hospital, and since you're from the great northwest I know that you know how wonderful and knowledgeable this hospital is and I have no doubt they will be able to figure it out. I was wondering if you have any sense as to what is going on in his body, and maybe send him a healing.
Thanks for your wonderful insight.
Darlene