Lame ducks go with the group, sticking close by those ducks who are stronger than the lame.

There is no one stronger than President Obama is – in all of congress, in all of the senate.

When the congress and senate refuse to listen to the needs and the will of the populace, because of their own personal business and political interests, it becomes the duty of the president to act unilaterally in the interest of the populace thus in defense of the nation.

President Obama is not a lame duck. A lame duck would get a sympathy vote.



Is proof of UFO being quashed?

UFO captured? Man says he has proof

CLANCY, Mont.— For nearly two years Dr. Richard O’Connor has kept two cameras pointed at the sky with the deep hope and belief that something might be out there.

And then, after nearly 280,000 photos captured by motion detection, it happened.

Or maybe not.

But O’Connor’s findings of what he believes are two unidentified flying objects has set off a barrage of email exchanges, some of them angry, in the community of UFO fans and experts.




Assassinated by a Chicago black man

Ted Cruz against death penalty

On 1 December 2015, while on the Hannity segment of Fox News Ted Cruz said to Sean Hannity when discussing pro-life vs abortion rights that he (Ted Cruz),

“supports protecting the rights of every human being from conception to natural death as a gift from God”.

Thus Ted Cruz is against the death penalty, since death by the State is not a natural death; it’s murder. And Ted Cruz is a religious man candidate.



SOIL – What you didn’t know

BBC – Earth – One amazing substance allowed life to thrive on land

It is not much to look at, but without soil life might never have learned to thrive away from water

Soil is crucial to almost every aspect of life on land, from water storage and filtration to climate regulation, flood prevention, nutrient cycling and decomposition. The dirt beneath our feet is also an exceptionally high source of biodiversity: some estimates suggest that at least one quarter of all species live in or on the soil. And we are still discovering its treasures: in January 2015…


Source: BBC – Earth – One amazing substance allowed life to thrive on land





Al Jazeera explores the origins and evolution of the world’s most feared and powerful insurgent group – ISIL

Chapters 1-6

CHAPTER 1  2003-2005

CHAPTER 2  2004-2006

CHAPTER 3  2007

CHAPTER 4 2004-2009

CHAPTER 5  2009-2015

CHAPTER 6  2015

Al Jazeera explores the origins and evolution of the world’s most feared and powerful insurgent group – ISIL.

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has been a devastating force against those it battles as well as those it purportedly governs.

Its sudden rise and expansion in 2014 has perplexed many. It has humiliated its enemies, including those in Damascus, Baghdad, Tehran and Washington. Armed with extensive

weaponry, boasting an international fighting force and adept in the art of digital media propaganda, ISIL has become the de facto authority across an area the size of Jordan.


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By Stephen Feller   |   Nov. 19, 2015 at 5:52 PM

Gene found that could make common bacteria resistant to antibiotics

Scientists think the bacteria developed resistance in pigs treated with the antibiotic colistin and it was passed to humans who ate the animals.

Pigs, like other animals raised for food, are often given antibiotics to promote growth and prevent the spread of disease among livestock.  Scientists in China found a gene that makes the common bacteria Enterobacteriaceae resistant to “last-resort” antibiotics, which could pose a serious health risk if passed to other, more dangerous types of bacteria.Antibiotic resistant germs cause more than 2 million illnesses and 23,000 deaths per year, fueling searches for ways to use fewer antibiotics.

Although researchers may have found a combination of drugs could kill MRSA, researchers at South China Agricultural University said their finding points to a gene passed between more common bacteria such as E. coli, potentially a much larger problem…

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Arnold Schartzenegger Takes On The Ivory Trade! Hasta la vista, baby.

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New Type of Prion May Cause, Transmit Neurodegeneration | UC San Francisco

“The challenge of studying neurodegeneration is that it’s a disease of aging,” Woerman said. “You have to let the mouse models develop for such a long time that research on cures is really slow to progress. Now, with these cell models, we can test how to inactivate alpha-synuclein aggregates at a speed that just wouldn’t be feasible in animals.”

Multiple System Atrophy is Described as First New Human Prion Disease Identified in 50 Years

The findings suggest new approaches to developing treatments for MSA, which currently has no cure, but also raise a potential concern for clinicians or scientists who come in contact with MSA tissue.

The new findings mark the first discovery of a human disease caused by a new prion in 50 years, since work at the National Institutes of Health in the 1960s showed that human brain tissue infected with CJD could transmit neurodegeneration to chimpanzees…

READ MORE >  New Type of Prion May Cause, Transmit Neurodegeneration | UC San Francisco




November 06, 15:47

MOSCOW, November 6 /TASS/. Charlie Hebdo’s satirical caricatures on the A321 plane crash in Egypt that claimed 224 lives have outraged the Russian public. But the absence of any official French reaction to the satirical weekly’s sacrilegious behavior has made the Russians even more indignant.

“The caricatures are overgrowing the boundaries of French journalism. They are so sacrilegious that they require some kind of reaction from the French officials. Their silence will mean their taciturn consent to Charlie’s usurped right to mock and scoff at the tragedy,” Alexey Pushkov, the head of the Russian State Duma (parliament’s lower house) Committee for Foreign Affairs, told TASS on Friday.

Konstantin Kosachev, the head of the Russian Federation Council (parliament’s upper house) Committee for International Affairs, has described the cartoons “as another example of consistent amorality.”

“It is impossible to try to expand the boundaries of what is possible by breaking the limits. What comes next is inadmissible indifference to moral values and indifference to human suffering,” the Russian deputy stressed…


Source: TASS: Russian Politics & Diplomacy – Charlie Hebdo caricatures on A321 air crash outrage Russian public



November 6, 2015 by Amanda Froelich

Hours after being sworn in, Justin Trudeau made good on one of his campaign promises: to appoint a cabinet that was staffed at least half by women.

Canada is experiencing a wave of change after electing its newest leader, self-declared feminist Justin Trudeau. Hours after being sworn in, Trudeau made good on one of his campaign promises – to appoint a cabinet that was staffed at least half by women.

Fifteen of the thirty seats were appointed to up-and-coming female politicians. Among them, “Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, an Ottawa human-rights lawyer; Carla Qualtrough, a para-Olympic swimmer from Vancouver in the sports ministry; and Maryam Monsef, a native of Afghanistan, as minister of democratic institutions,” reported the Bloomberg.

Canada is now in a tie with France and Lichenstein for the third-most female cabinet members in the world. Democratic socialist nations of Sweden and Finland beat them out.

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Source: His First Day In Office, Canada’s Prime Minister Appoints A 50% Female Cabinet



November 6, 2015 by Amanda Froelich

Yao Ming partnered with WildAid to show people how their food habits were destroying shark populations around Asia.

Those who have the ability to contribute to positive change have a responsibility to. We’ve witnessed this with Manchester United football stars, Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs, who are allowing homeless individuals to stay in their hotel during the winter until renovation begins in the spring, and now with ex-NBA basketball star Yao Ming.

GoodNewsNetwork reports that Yao Ming, a basketball star who once led his Houston team to four championship tournaments in America, has been working for almost a decade to ban shark fin soup, a delicacy in his home country China. 

In 2006 Ming joined a campaign to ban the soup, and nine years later his efforts have been hailed as crucial in transforming Chinese attitudes about the tradition.

Yao agreed to be the face of U.S. based conservation group WildAid and used his status to make people aware of how their food habits were destroying shark populations around Asia.

In the television ad above, Ming is about to dine on soup. He hears that 70 million sharks are killed each year just for their fins, and looks up from his soup to see a wounded shark in an aquarium tank.

In disgust, he pushes his soup away. Other people in the restaurant who are watching him follow his lead and do the same.

And, that’s pretty much what has happened in real life…

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Source: Yao Ming, Ex-NBA Star, Saves Millions Of Sharks From Slaughter



“You grew up wanting so bad to be Luke Skywalker, but you realize that you were basically a Stormtrooper, a faceless, nameless rifleman, carrying a spear for empire, and you start to accept the startlingly obvious truth that these are people like you.”

When a Reddit user posted an open question to U.S soldiers asking them how they justify their actions against innocent civilians abroad, he probably didn’t expect this candid response…

‘You kill. Watch friends die. It’s usually quick, almost never quiet, but for the rest of your life, when you remember sitting at the bar with them, they’re blown open. You picture the nights you spent downtown at Scruffy Murphy’s, but instead of the stupid hookah shell necklace, your boy’s jaw is blown off, and his left eye is ruined, and he’s screaming. You fight, you kill, you watch friends die, and you notice a distinct lack of change. You kick in doors and tell terrified women to sit on the floor while you and your friends ransack their home, tearing the place apart, because they might be hiding weapons. There is no reason to believe this house in particular is enemy, same for the next one, and the one after that, or the seven before; they just happened to be there, and maybe they had weapons. Probably not, they almost never did.’

The moving testimony is just a snippet from the refreshingly honest reply given by U.S soldier Daniel Crimmins when asked how military servicemen can be so “blasé” about drone strikes and other civilian deaths due to the ‘War On Terror’.

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Marco Rubio, Republican presidential candidate, uses one American Express card for both personal and GOP work-related purchases/charges. He apparently sees nothing wrong with it, aside from admitted sloppy bookkeeping – or too lazy to carry two cards, or the American Express card looks more impressive to friends/associates than does his MasterCard, so he uses the American Express Card for personal purchases/charges.

When he gets his American Express bill, that actually is a GOP Party expense account, he goes over it to calculate what was work-related and what was personal, then sends a check for the personal stuff to American Express. The rest gets paid by the GOP Party. Something like that.

Now see, this is where things get fuzzy. I don’t care how he pays his bills, or what fancy wining and dining he does at the expense of donors. After all, if he’s their man, then why wouldn’t anybody want their man to step out in style?

But it’s that hypocrisy thing. He jumped all over Hillary for having only one email account, an account that she used for both personal and work-related stuff. Although nothing was sinister in practice, she eventually realized that what she thought to be more efficient at the time, turned out to be more cumbersome.

All the Republican candidates piled on Clinton, even implying that she should be prosecuted for the breach. Rubio was one of the loudest critics. And here he is, doing the same thing – only with credit cards – using somebody else’s money for his personal charges/purchases and then paying them back – so to speak – at the end of the month.

Personally I don’t see anything wrong with any of it – with what Hillary did or Rubio. Government and business alike are all about cutting corners, being more efficient, how can we do this more expediently? How do we rob Peter to pay Paul? Well folks, the government does it best, they do it all the time, everyone does it. I would be more worried about a candidate who never was late with a payment, or never had to figure out how to make ends meet, or never had to take a loss on a bad investment.

Arrogant Americans seeking to ruin a person’s chances for a certain career because they want to work efficiently – or because they can’t get done all they need to get done, to go where they need to go to look impressive when applying for that top job, because they are not rich, which means they have to manuever their funds to get done what’s needed – are what’s wrong with America. Yes, arrogant Americans!

The perfect candidate isn’t about doing the right thing all the time. Sometimes seeking perfection results in becoming too detailed-oriented, whereby we seek perfection in every detail, just for the sake of achieving perfection. But at the end, all we did was become a neat-freak in our approach to all problems.

I find that people who always pay their bills on time and always plan for every unexpected turn of events, are pretty rigid people. Not flexible, not problem solvers. They prepare for every problem in advance, so they never have to figure out how to circumvent or get out of a problem. Money is their answer to everything.

I’m more concerned about the 43 million dollars spent on a gas station in Afghanistan, that shouldn’t have cost more than 1 million, than I am about a boat that Rubio bought for 80,000.00 of his own money.

The hypocrisy is overwhelming here. It’s okay when we do it, but we raise the roof when somebody else does the same thing. How about we all stop tearing at each other’s flesh? How about we all stop trying so hard to ruin each other’s reputation and focus on enhancing our own?

I don’t mind the theater, as long as it’s a theater of substance.

Who’s running these campaigns anyway? Sounds like big business focusing on email servers and credit cards. I don’t want to hear about email servers and emails, or credit cards or what people buy with them. Nobody cares. Do you get it? Nobody.



Russia to dispose of chemical weapons by 2020 — senior security official

October 30, 17:45

As for the US, it was expected that the country will also destroy these weapons by that time, but according to today’s plans, it will carry out the disposal by 2028, Russian security official says

NOVO-OGAREVO, October 30. /TASS/. Russia will dispose of chemical weapons by 2020, and the United States by 2028, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolay Patrushev said Friday after a Security Council meeting.

“We are putting into practice a program to get rid of chemical weapons. Russia will dispose of these weapons by 2020. It was expected that the US will also destroy these weapons by that time, but according to today’s plans, it will carry out the disposal by 2028,” Patrushev told journalists.

He said threats to Russia’s security are both of internal and international nature. Besides the chemical weapons problem, he named the threats connected with creation of biological weapons to which tens of billions of dollars is allocated…


Source: TASS: Military & Defense – Russia to dispose of chemical weapons by 2020 — senior security official

BEN CARSON – the flood has been over for a very long time

BENJAMIN SOLOMON CARSON, one of many Republican presidential candidates, recently divulged that he is a Seventh Day Adventist. That’s his religion.

Personally I don’t care what anybody’s religion is as long as that religion doesn’t interfere with my ability to survive and thrive.

But, being that it’s all over the media, and the candidates like to shore up their religious base by making public what most keep private (you know – the ‘don’t wear your religion on your sleeve thing’, purportedly said by Jesus), I can’t help but raise a question or two.

Why isn’t he telling the congregation – the American, and frankly the worldwide, audience – that he doesn’t eat animals?

That’s private, but your religion isn’t? That’s part of your religion. If your religion doesn’t allow the eating of flesh and you don’t eat flesh, except when there’s a flood, then why not say it? The flood has been over for a very long time.

According to Genesis, the first book of the Torah, the initial diet of humanity was a vegan diet:

“I give you all plants that bear seed everywhere on Earth, and every tree bearing fruit which yields seed: they shall be yours for food. All green plants I give for food to the wild animals, to all the birds of heaven, and to all reptiles on Earth, every living creature, it shall be theirs for food.” (Genesis 1:29-31) 

You were named after King Solomon – your middle name – supposedly the wisest man living at the time (nothing was said about the wisest woman). So a wise person would know when the flood was over, especially since it’s been over for so long. Well, the wisest people on earth today don’t eat animals – they’re generally called vegans. They’re from all religions, all walks of life, all genders, all races, all ethnic groups, and many have as their sole religion – veganism – a respect for all beings.

Since the USA government and many popular T. V. personalities refer to all vegans as terrorists, when they clearly are not, how are you going to address this prejudice if you become president?

Veganism is going to be the next major prejudice worldwide. When veganism spreads too wide for the comfort of the animal eaters of the world, there could be a war over it – a World War III. The current slaughter and animal abusing industries are gigantic in size – too big to fail size. But veganism is spreading at an accelerating rate. How will you as president protect the rights of vegans to respect all beings?

Can you see the discrimination already occurring? I can. Can you envision vegans becoming political prisoners? I can. Can you envision the lives of vegans being made living hells by their respective governments of the world? I can.

I know you can see all that too. That’s why you don’t say, the flood has been over for a very long time.

If you say it, it will destroy your chance of becoming president. The slaughter and animal abusing industries will make sure of that. Your religious base, outside of the Adventists, will make sure of that. The NRA and all the hunters of the nation will make sure of that.

Even if you currently eat animals and come up with a Celiac disease excuse, I know that you can see what I see.

Did you know that many animal-free vegans are gluten-free? So there really isn’t an excuse.

The Seventh Day Adventist religion also discourages use of tobacco, alcohol, and other mind-altering substances. Yet, the world doesn’t discriminate against and call terrorists those who indulge.

People who don’t eat animals are discriminated against by family, church and state.

Guess we’ll see if you earned the middle name you were given.

The flood has been over for a very long time – yet we’re still eating animals, and we’re discriminating against people who don’t.


Seventh-day Adventist Diet

Seventh-day Adventists are encouraged to eat a well-balanced vegetarian diet. They avoid meat but eat legumes, whole grains, nuts, fruits, and vegetables. According to the Seventh-day Adventist website, “we believe God calls us to care for our bodies, treating them with the respect a divine creation deserves. Gluttony and excess, even of something good, can be detrimental to our health.” Some Seventh-day Adventists are lacto-ova vegetarians (meaning that they eat eggs and dairy foods) and others are vegans (meaning that they eat no animal products at all). The religion also discourages use of tobacco, alcohol, and other mind-altering substances.

Research findings

A multitude of clinical studies have used Seventh-day Adventists as the study population. These studies have proven that most Seventh-day Adventists are healthier than other populations. In general, Seventh-day Adventists have a lower rate of death, a lower rate of obesity, and a lower risk of developing heart disease, certain types of cancers, strokes, and diabetes.

A study of Seventh-day Adventists published in 2000 showed that the 34192 self-identified California Adventists who were followed for 12 years lived, on average, 7.3 extra years for men and 4.42 more years for women, when compared to other non-Hispanic Californians.

Other Seventh-day Adventist diet recommendations

Abstinence from alcohol, coffee, tea, and all other caffeinated beverages is stressed. Lacto-ovo vegetarians need to pay special attention to what they eat to make sure that they get enough iron, zinc, and protein from their diet. Vegans should pay close attention to calcium, vitamin B12, iron, zinc, and protein.

References and recommended readings
Adventist health studies: An overview. Loma Linda University website. Published September 2011. Accessed April 13, 2015.

Harding F. New vegetarian plate published. Adventist Health Ministries website. Accessed April 20, 2015.

Living a healthful life. The Seventh-day Adventist Church website. Accessed April 20, 2015.

Oliver A. Major study affirms Adventists’ vegetarian diet. Adventist Review website. Published June 6, 2013. Accessed April 20, 2015.

The new USDA MyPlate open to vegetarian interpretation. Loma Linda University School of Public Health website. Accessed April 20, 2015.

Review Date:
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Elaine M. Hinzey, RD, LDN

Nutrition411 Staff


Edward Snowden praises EU parliament vote against US extradition

The narrowly passed measure called on member states to protect the whistleblower from prosecution, which he sees as ‘a chance to move forward’.

The parliament voted 285-281 to pass a largely symbolic measure, a resolution that called on European Union member states to “drop any criminal charges against Edward Snowden, grant him protection and consequently prevent extradition or rendition by third parties, in recognition of his status as whistleblower and international human rights defender”.

Snowden has lived in exile in Russia since revealing secret US government surveillance programs in June 2013.

The European parliament is a directly elected legislature with members from all 28 EU member states. Its legislative authority is limited. The resolution amounted to a request that member states reject attempts by the US to arrest and prosecute Snowden.

“This is not a blow against the US government, but an open hand extended by friends,” Snowden tweeted. “It is a chance to move forward.” The US government did not, however, seem to see it that way…


COMMENTARY: All legal wrangling aside, those public officials in the USA who want to try him under the Espionage Act of 1917 that would not allow him to argue in his own defense, while leaving the death penalty on the table are those who have something to hide and fear that he possesses incriminating evidence – incriminating against them.

The bigger, more powerful they are the harder they’ll fall – so killing him is their first option of defense against Edward Snowden ever testifying in a court of law. No one really believes that he gave everything to news agencies – the most agenda oriented organizations on the planet. So there must be stuff somewhere out there that can crumble individuals who grossly abused their powers against targeted individuals, groups, agencies and nations.

Documents can always be altered. What can’t be altered is a live person in a court room confirming/verifying what is in those documents. And that will never happen. Thus he’s a dead man walking – unless of course this entire fiasco was masterminded by USA intelligence agencies for whatever convoluted, clandestine reason.

Why Snowden would think that he could trust a news agency with USA classified documents is beyond my comprehension, and why he would leave it up to them to decide what gets published/leaked or not is again foolhardy on his part, and of course puts those individuals in danger for possessing it – and leaking it. Frankly, I was disappointed that so little has been released – only that which people, politicians and countries already pretty much knew – or should have.

So what was the point of it all? He didn’t save any lives; he didn’t stop torture; didn’t stop the dragnet surveillance; didn’t stop surveillance agencies from ruining the lives of innocent individuals. In fact, mostly everything is as it was before he left the NSA (National Security Agency). No policies have been changed except those involving keeping their corrupt policies and practices more secret than they were before.

I’m all for whistleblowers, and on the surface that what he appears to be, but to take classified material and give it to a news agency, then say he wants to come back to the USA and go to jail, doesn’t add up. Who has read that material and have they copied it or sent it onto somebody else? It almost appears that he’s asking for his life in exchange for the return of the material, and if he doesn’t get it, then more damaging intel will be released possibly upon his demise. But if it’s released, then those who release it would be dead people walking.

Being in the CIA, as he was, he must know that CIA, and military special operations kill people whom they deem a national security threat. So in effect, he not only risked his own life, but risked the lives of others who helped him. What will happen to them?

In a previous interview, Edward Snowden expressed concern that people would forget his plight/cause and all would be for nothing. They probably have, not simply because that’s what people do with news stories, but because he didn’t expose anything that shocked or rocked the planet and the institutions that rule it. Everybody just got more secretive, especially governments, and the populace of the world is still held hostage by the agencies he once worked for.

The European Parliament voted by a narrow margin in a symbolic, non-binding resolution to:

“drop any criminal charges against Edward Snowden, grant him protection and consequently prevent extradition or rendition by third parties, in recognition of his status as whistleblower and international human rights defender”

I didn’t even know that member states of the European Union had charged him with any crimes.

In the end I believe that Edward Snowden will be hailed as a whistleblower who didn’t pack much of a punch. I also believe that keeping him alive is in the best interests of all concerned – including those fearful of future disclosures.




A snake in Missouri that hasn’t had contact with a male snake in at least eight years gave birth this summer to offspring for the second year in a row. It’s a rare example of a phenomenon called Quartz notes.

Officials at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center told the Associated Press that the baby snakes born this year didn’t survive, but the offspring born last year are alive and well, and on display at the center. Animals produced via parthenogenesis often are not fertile.

Parthenogenesis can also occur in amphibians, fish and reptiles, and rarely in birds, but not mammals. Parthenogenesis occurs when two unfertilized eggs combine to produce a viable offspring. “It is often called a form of ‘asexual reproduction,’ but it is more accurately defined as an incomplete form of sexual reproduction,” the University of Wisconsin explains. “This is because it involves the production, activation, and development of a female egg which is a specialized reproductive cell.”

It has been almost exclusively studied in captive animals, although a recent study found evidence of “virgin births” in endangered sawfish in the wild…

READ MORE > Virgin Snake Gives Birth Two Years in a Row

COMMENTARY: Well, I believe there is or was at some point such a thing as virgin births in mammals, and maybe in the future it may become an evolutionary necessity in order to continue the human race line or any other animal line. One must wonder why males also have breasts. It isn’t such a stretch of the powers of the mind to consider the possibility. It may also be that the beginning of the human race began with one seed and not two. Or maybe many of one kind of seed – either many female seeds or many male seeds that reproduced themselves.

One thing is for sure – logically speaking – the caveman or cavewoman didn’t just drop from the sky fully formed as a human.


Arkansas judge halts 8 executions as inmates challenge law

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge on Friday halted the upcoming executions of eight death row inmates, dealing a blow to the state’s efforts to begin putting prisoners to death for the first time in a decade…

Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge Wendell Griffen issued a stay for all eight of the state’s scheduled executions, the first two of which were set for Oct. 21. In a separate filing, he denied most of the state’s request to dismiss the case and said within a few days he would schedule a hearing in the inmates’ ongoing case.

The inmates are challenging a new Arkansas law that allows the state to withhold any information that could publicly identify the manufacturers or sellers of its execution drugs…

READ MORE > Arkansas judge halts 8 executions as inmates challenge law – Yahoo News

COMMENTARY: Keeping secret the drugs used to kill people at executions is an affront to the rights of all citizens worldwide. This issue has nothing to do with the rights of the victims of crime and their grieving families. It has to do with governments keeping secret that which they don’t want the populace to know.

Keeping secret the drugs used to kill people at executions puts the USA in the category of dictator countries. The grieving families gain nothing from this knowledge being withheld from the public. It is a purely political ploy meant to deceive, when transparency in all matters regarding an execution needs to rule.

Although executions by their nature are a cruel and inhumane form of premeditated murder that serve no useful purpose, except revenge, when governments decide to keep secret the process of murder, they are in fact saying that we the people don’t have a right to know. They might as well be chopping heads off in secret, or torturing people to death in secret.

As a free society, if we want the rest of the world to conform to our moral standards, then how does keeping the process of government sanctioned murder a secret square with that?

Secret prisons, secret torture chambers, secret executions – they’re all on the table here.

And why is Arkansas in such a hurry to execute these prisoners anyway? And where did they get these new drugs, when the old drugs caused so many botched executions, resulting in several states banning them?

And why should pharmaceutical companies be in the doctor death business? I find it interesting that these same people who support the death penalty also oppose assisted suicide for people with debilitating diseases in debilitating pain. The pharmaceuticals aren’t developing death drugs for them. Why not?

It seems in both cases that people want other people to suffer, whether it’s by putting those to death who commit heinous crimes, or by making somebody live a torturous life in debilitating pain.

Add to that the many people on death row who were exonerated for their crimes based on DNA evidence proving them innocent, and there should never be a reason to put anybody to death as punishment – especially given that prosecutors, defense attorneys and judges are all agenda oriented, and many corrupt, regardless of whether that’s the policy of the courts or not.

Better to halt all executions than to execute one innocent person.

It’s common knowledge that studies have shown that any satisfaction gleaned from putting somebody to death is fleeting. It’s over, but it’s never truly over. The families grieve forever in one way or another – many ways. Their lives are changed forever. Murdering somebody because they murdered your family isn’t a remedy. All it does is put the murderer label on the government and the murderer label on the families who push for it. You now become like the person who committed the heinous crime – only your process was premediated, calculated and cold-blooded.

That’s not something I would want to live with and I believe that people worldwide are seeing it that way. The USA needs to lead the way, but they’re not doing that. It seems we’re stuck in the Dark Ages and can’t get ourselves out of the age of barbarism. We need to do that. We need to be transparent and we need to question our morality and ethics, and question further what makes us want to make other people suffer – even those who commit no crime, those who only want to die to relieve their unbearable suffering.



By Mariette Le RouxOctober 15, 2015 10:55 AM

Traces of fungus have been discovered in the brains of Alzheimer’s sufferers, researchers said Thursday, relaunching the question: might the disease be caused by an infectious microbe? There is no conclusive evidence, but if the answer turns out to be “yes”, it means Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) may be targeted with antifungal treatment, a Spanish team reported in the journal Scientific Reports. “The possibility that AD is a fungal disease, or that fungal infection is a risk factor for the disease, opens new perspectives for effective therapy for these patients,” they wrote…

A fungal cause would fit well with the characteristics of AD, the researchers added, including the slow progression of the disease and inflammation, which is an immune response to infectious agents such as fungi.

The researchers did point out, however, that fungal infection may be the result, not the cause, of AD.

Alzheimer’s sufferers may have a weaker immune response, or changes in diet or hygiene, that could leave them more exposed.

“It is evident that clinical trials will be necessary to establish a causal effect of fungal infection of AD,” wrote the team…

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Bacon, burgers and sausages are a cancer risk, say world health chiefs: Processed meats added to list of substances most likely to cause disease alongside cigarettes and asbestos

  • Fresh red meat is also due to join WHO ‘encyclopaedia of carcinogens’ 
  • Rulings will send shock waves through farming and fast food industries 
  • Could lead to new dietary guidelines and warning labels on bacon packs
  • Mounting concern that meat fuels disease that kills 150,000 a year in UK

The World Health Organisation is to list processed meat among the most cancer-causing substances, alongside arsenic and asbestos.

Fresh red meat is also due to join the ‘encyclopaedia of carcinogens’ and is likely to be ranked as only slightly less dangerous than the preserved products…”

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Want To Know What’s Really In Your Hot Dog?

Clear Food – The Hot Dog Report


“Of the 345 hot dogs and sausages Clear Food analyzed for this report, 14.4% were problematic in some way. Problems included substitutions and hygienic issues. Substitution occurs when ingredients are added that do not show up on the label. Hygienic issues occur when some sort of non-harmful contaminant is introduced to the hot dog, in most cases, human DNA. Here’s what we found:

  • Substitution: We encountered a surprising number of substitutions or unexpected ingredients. We found evidence of meats not found on labels, an absence of ingredients advertised on labels, and meat in some vegetarian products.
  • Hygienic issues: Clear Food found human DNA in 2% of the samples. 2/3rds of the samples with human DNA were vegetarian products.*

We found evidence of chicken (in 10 samples), beef (in 4 samples), turkey (in 3 samples), and lamb (in 2 samples) in products that were not supposed to contain those ingredients.

Pork is a particularly unwelcome substitution in any food when you consider that significant numbers of people do not eat pork for religious reasons. Clear Food found pork substitution in 3% of the samples we tested. In most cases, pork found its way into chicken and turkey sausages. Pork substitution was an issue in products across the price spectrum being sold at a wide variety of retailers.

While some of these substitutions, hygienic issues, other variances, or off-label ingredients may be permitted by the FDA, our scientific disclosure allows you, as the consumer, to decide whether the variance or problems meet your personal standard in your buying decision…”

Source: Clear Food – The Hot Dog Report

I still want to know what the non-harmful human DNA contaminate is. Clear Food did not provide that answer, nor why they couldn’t provide that answer. They must know that everybody will wonder.

Sharon Lee Davies-Tight


Vegan Supermarket Chain Coming To United States In 2016

“Veganz, the world’s first all-vegan supermarket chain, will be opening in Portland, Oregon in 2016.

You’ve heard a plant-based diet is optimal for heath and the environment, but do you ever get dismayed when perusing your local grocery store because you a) either don’t know what to buy or b) feel too tempted by conventional products to make healthy choices? 

Perhaps your solution is right around the corner… As The Local reports, the world’s first vegan supermarket chain, “Veganz,” which was founded in Berlin, Germany, aims to go international and is set on opening a new location in the United States in 2016…”

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Source: Vegan Supermarket Chain Coming To United States In 2016

California Farmer Gifts 700 Acres Of Coastal Land Back To Native American Tribe

“For the first time in over a century, the Kashia Band of Pomo Indians will be able to enjoy the Pacific coast where they and their ancestors once hunted, fished, and roamed free.

150 years ago, the Pomo Native American tribe was forced to move inland and abandon the community’s coastal home in California. They left behind 668 acres of dense redwood forest, dramatic coastline, and the ability to roam and hunt freely for a small, water-poor reservation.

In 1925, the Richardson family purchased the expanse of land and was delighted in its coastal bluffs, waterfalls, and history. One member of the family, however, always knew the land didn’t really belong to them, therefore, donated it back to the Kashia Band of Pomo Indians last week.

As Good News Network reports, the Tribe may now expand its reservation to 18-times its previous size. And, for the first time in over a hundred years, the people will once again be able to enjoy the Pacific coast where they and their ancestors once hunted, fished, and lived free.

It took five years of fundraising by the Sonoma County government, The Trust for Public Land and private foundations and groups for the vision to become a reality. The effort was worth it, however, as the newly established Kashia Coastal Reserve restored ownership of the land to the tribe last week…”

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Source: California Farmer Gifts 700 Acres Of Coastal Land Back To Native American Tribe

HWH: The point for me as a vegan is not whether the land will be used for hunting and the coastal water for fishing, my point is that the land was taken from the Native American tribe and now it has been returned.

Sharon Lee Davies-Tight

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