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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

18 December - News Notes

“For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to...“For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.” (Photo credit: Parvin ♣( OFF for a while ))
Tim Berners-Lee: The World Wide Web - Opportun...Tim Berners-Lee: The World Wide Web - Opportunity, Challenge, Responsibility (Photo credit: Fräulein Schiller)
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A data visualization of Wikipedia as part of t...A data visualization of Wikipedia as part of the World Wide Web, demonstrating hyperlinks (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Suppression Of Great Truth Is The Norm It Seems

Antibiotics are “a cruel and criminal joke” for the most part. Antibiotics ALMOST ALWAYS do “more damage than good”… EVEN IF THEY KILL the bacterial issue they were supposed to kill. This is because even a single course of antibiotics can mess up a person’s gut flora for decades, if not his or her entire life. And “good gut flora” is CRITICAL to human health

( Erythromycin is especially cruel to me. Two days after the course of medication ends I go for the Acidophilus. )


Dear World Wide Web the #WOWpetition has been submitted by Actress, Comedian & Activist Francesca Martinez, please sign it and get everyone you know to sign it, we need 100,000 signatures to get it into Parliament. Go sign, NOW, then share...a lot!

Beware of that New Internet Security Center Opening In Utah in 2013 (April 9, 2012)


How to properly stack firewood...

Michael Voris: The immorality of our national debt...(video)

Ruger's New Pistol...

More on Obamacare...

Last week I was talking to a nurse who works for a local doctor.  She told me that the paperwork and huge increase in insurance verifications for procedures was costing the clinic so much money that closing up was a real possibility.  

The Cancer Industry EXPOSED! Ways to Prevent and CURE Cancer ►www.knowledgeoftoday.org/2012/06/fda-cancer-industry-prevent-cure.html

It turns out, THC when ingested in highly concentrated forms (such as EATING CANNABIS OIL) will attack any mutated cells in your body while strengthening and rejuvenating the healthy cells. 

Intelligent people realize that the scientific method does not work by *d
isproving* information or people. Cannabinoids are listed on the National Cancer Institute website and once you see how fast the cure works, the cognitive dissonance wears off pretty quickly. 

SCIENTIFIC evidence for the use of cannabis in CURING cancer:

Anderson Cancer Study: http://safeaccess.ca/research/pdf/MD_AndersonCancerStudy.pdf

Cannabinoids and Gliomas: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17952650

Cannabis and Cannabinoids Antitumor Effects: www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/cam/cannabis/healthprofessional/page4

Cannabinoids in intestinal inflammation and cancer: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19442536?itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum&ordinalpos=22

Cannabidiol inhibits human glioma cell migration through a cannabinoid receptor-independent mechanism: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1576089/?tool=pmcentrez

Cannabis use and cancer of the head and neck: Case-control study:www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2277494

Cannabis THC at high doses in area, inhibits cholangiocarcinoma cancer:www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19916793?itool=Email.EmailReport.Pubmed_ReportSelector.Pubmed_RVDocSum&ordinalpos=6

Cannabinoid action induces autophagy - mediated cell death through stimulation of ER stress in human glioma cells: www.jci.org/articles/view/37948

Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants: www.patentstorm.us/patents/6630507.html

Clearing the Smoke: The Science of Cannabis: http://watch.montanapbs.org/video/1825223761/

Marijuana fights cancer and helps manage side effects: www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/09/06/marijuana-fights-cancer-and-helps-manage-side-effects-researchers-find.html

Web MD, Cannabis Kills Brain Cancer Cells IN HUMANS: www.webmd.com/cancer/brain-cancer/news/20090401/marijuana-chemical-may-fight-brain-cancer

Cannabis science: extracts kill cancer cells: www.cannabisscience.com/news-a-media/press-releases/220-cannabis-science-extracts-kill-cancer-cells.html

Marijuana Treatment for Different Kinds of Cancers: www.times-standard.com/othervoices/ci_13588713

Cannabis Cuts Lung Cancer Tumor Growth in Half: www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/04/070417193338.htm

THC inhibits Lung Cancer Growth: www.nature.com/onc/journal/v27/n3/abs/1210641a.html

CBD’s switch off Breast Cancer Gene: www.examiner.com/cannabis-revolution-in-national/cannabidiol-researchers-discover-the-switch-to-turn-off-aggressive-breast-cancer-gene

Anticancer activity of cannabinoids: http://drugpolicycentral.com/bot/pg/cancer/THC_cancer_se...p_1975.htm

9-Tetrahydrocannabinol Inhibits Cell Cycle Progression in Human Breast Cancer through Cdc2 Regulation: http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/66/13/6615.abstract

Antitumor Activity of Plant Cannabinoids with Emphasis on the Effect of Cannabidiol on Human Breast Carcinoma: http://jpet.aspetjournals.org/content/318/3/1375.abstract

Cannabidiol inhibits tumour growth in leukaemia and breast cancer in animal studies:www.cannabis-med.org/english/bulletin/ww_en_db_cannabis_artikel.php?id=220#2

Suppression of Nerve Growth Factor Trk Receptors and Prolactin Receptors by Endocannabinoids Leads to Inhibition of Human Breast and Prostate Cancer Cell Proliferation: http://endo.endojournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/141/1/118

The endogenous cannabinoid anandamide inhibits human breast cancer cell proliferation: www.pnas.org/content/95/14/8375.abstract

Marijuana Ingredients Slow Invasion by Cervical and Lung Cancer Cells:www.webmd.com/cancer/news/20071226/pot-slows-cancer-in-test-tube

Cannabis compound clue to colon cancer: www.newscientist.com/article/mg19926685.000-cannabis-compound-clue-to-colon-cancer.html?feedId=drugs-alcohol_rss20

Marijuana takes on colon cancer: www.newscientist.com/article/dn14451-marijuana-takes-on-colon-cancer.html?DCMP=ILC-hmts&nsref=news9_head_dn14451

The endogenous cannabinoid, anandamide, induces cell death in colorectal carcinoma cells: a possible role for cyclooxygenase 2: http://gut.bmj.com/content/54/12/1741.abstract

Anti-Tumor Effects of Cannabis: www.ukcia.org/research/AntiTumorEffects.php

Cannabinoid action induces autophagy-mediated cell death through stimulation of ER stress in human glioma cells: www.jci.org/articles/view/37948

Cannabinoids Inhibit the Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Pathway in Gliomas:http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/64/16/5617.full

Cannabis extract makes brain tumors shrink, halts growth of blood vessels:www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/12088.php

A pilot clinical study of Delta(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol in patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme: www.cannabis-med.org/studies/ww_en_db_study_show.php?s_id=193


Bin Laden film leak was referred to Justice; leaker top Obama official

Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/12/17/177676/bin-laden-leak-is-referred-to.html#storylink=cpy#storylink=cpy

The case is emblematic of an ongoing debate over what information the government deems to be a secret, who can disclosure classified material and to what degree leaks of such information jeopardize national security.
Obama’s Justice Department has prosecuted a record number of U.S. officials for leaking secret information to the news media that critics contend shouldn’t have been classified or did no harm to national security. The most prominent case involves the ongoing prosecution of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, who is accused of providing thousands of secret and confidential diplomatic and military documents to Wikileaks, the online whistleblowing organization.
In a Dec. 6 report, a presidential advisory panel that studied the classification issue found that “the current classification system is fraught with problems. In its mission to support national security, it keeps too many secrets, and keeps them too long; it is overly complex; it obstructs desirable information sharing inside of government and with the public.”
“A culture persists that defaults to the avoidance of risk rather than its proper management*,” the Public Interest Declassification Board said in recommending an extensive overhaul to the system.

Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/12/17/177676/bin-laden-leak-is-referred-to.html#storylink=cpy#storylink=cpy
* Sounds like commentary I heard when I was a boy - and I was regaled to a tale of a graphic example of it relating to Russian design parameters for building on permafrost being kept secret from builders of the Pine Tree Line and DEW Line many years later

The Visible Government 
How the U.S. Intelligence Community Came Out of the Shadows
The Invisible Government, was published in 1964 and it was groundbreaking, shadow-removing, illuminating.  It caused a fuss from its very first paragraph, which was then a shockeroo: “There are two governments in the United States today. One is visible. The other is invisible.”
I mean, what did Americans know at the time about an invisible government even the president didn't control that was lodged deep inside the government they had elected?
By 1964, the “U.S. Intelligence Community,” or IC, had nine members, including the CIA, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and the National Security Agency (NSA).  As Wise and Ross portrayed it, the IC was already a labyrinthine set of secret outfits with growing power.  It was capable of launching covert actions worldwide, with a “broad spectrum of domestic operations,” the ability to overthrow foreign governments, some involvement in shaping presidential campaigns, and the capacity to plan operations without the knowledge of Congress or full presidential control.  “No outsider,” they concluded, “can tell whether this activity is necessary or even legal.  No outsider is in a position to determine whether or not, in time, these activities might become an internal danger to a free society.”  Modestly enough, they called for Americans to face the problem and bring “secret power” under control.  (“If we err as a society, let it be on the side of control.”)
NSA (once known jokingly as “no such agency” because of its deep cover).  Like its geospatial cousin, it has been in a period of explosive growth, budgetary and otherwise, capped off by the construction of a “heavily fortified” $2 billion data center in Bluffdale, Utah.  According to NSA expert James Bamford, when finished in 2013 that center will “intercept, decipher, analyze, and store vast swaths of the world’s communications as they zap down from satellites and zip through the underground and undersea cables of international, foreign, and domestic networks.”  He adds: “Flowing through its servers and routers and stored in near-bottomless databases will be all forms of communication, including the complete contents of private emails, cell phone calls, and Google searches, as well as all sorts of personal data trails -- parking receipts, travel itineraries, bookstore purchases, and other digital ‘pocket litter.’” We’re talking not just about foreign terrorists here but about the intake and eternal storage of vast reams of material from American citizens, possibly even you.
Or consider a little-known post-9/11 creation, the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), which is not even a separate agency in the IC, but part of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.  According to the Wall Street Journal, the Obama administration has just turned that organization into “a government dragnet, sweeping up millions of records about U.S. citizens -- even people suspected of no crime.”  It has granted the NCTC the right, among other things “to examine the government files of U.S. citizens for possible criminal behavior, even if there is no reason to suspect them... copy entire government databases -- flight records, casino-employee lists, the names of Americans hosting foreign-exchange students, and many others. The agency has new authority to keep data about innocent U.S. citizens for up to five years, and to analyze it for suspicious patterns of behavior. Previously, both were prohibited.”
The Agency runs what are called “covert” drone wars in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia in which most strikes are promptly reported in the press and about which the administration clearly leaked information it wanted in the New York Times on the president’s role in picking those to die.

Toxic Train Wreck Exposes Weakness in Federal Chemical Policy

There are immediate concerns—that residents were not adequately informed about the exposure risks, or that in the initial emergency response, workers may not have received appropriate protective gear.
Paulsboro is just one of the latest in a spate of recent disasters in industries that handle massive amounts of toxins with minimal oversight.But in the backdrop looms what many see as a chronic government failure to uphold key aspects of federal environmental safety law. In a joint statement following the incident, Greenpeace, the Virginia-based Center for Health, Environment & Justice (CHEJ), and the New Jersey Work Environment Council (WEC) renewed their demand for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to revamp chemical safety rules under the Clean Air Act. They want Washington to set new rules to push industrial facilities to implement “inherently safer technologies” or safer chemical processes whenever feasible.

 New Zealand Story

 The Avalon Project

 Syrians sounding alarm over growing food shortages

Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/12/17/177676/bin-laden-leak-is-referred-to.html#storylink=cpy#storylink=cpy

Digested formula, but not breast milk, is toxic to cells 

How Psychiatric Drugs Made America Mad
How Psychiatric Drugs Made America Mad
Many casually prescribed drugs are fully capable of disabling – often permanently – bodies, brains and spirits. READ MORE: http://www.alternet.org/story/155001/how_psychiatric_drugs_made_america_mad








 The National Conversation in the Wake of Littleton is Missing the Mark

 The issue is not just violence in the media but the construction of violent masculinity as a cultural norm. From rock and rap music and videos, Hollywood action films, professional and college sports, the culture produces a stream of images of violent, abusive men and promotes characteristics such as dominance, power, and control as means of establishing or maintaining manhood.

“If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.” -J. M. Power ► www.social-consciousness.com/2012/09/lucid-dreaming-7-tricks-you-didnt-know.html
“If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.” -J. M. Power ► www.social-consciousness.com/2012/09/lucid-dreaming-7-tricks-you-didnt-know.html


A Eulogy for   Some fantastic narrative writing from .
TransCanada outmaneuvers Keystone XL pipeline blockaders
NBC crew freed from captivity in Syria 
AIPAC cannot let Hagel become SecDef. He will not send Americans to die for neocon agenda and they will insist.

RT  12/18: Water Wars: MS & CO Rivers; Frackers vs. Matt Damon; Denier claim backfires; Gravity Light

“Black Friday was just the arm in a much bigger fight." Now the campaign against Walmart goes international. 
RT shared a link.
Pollack said Mississippi has a lot of potential to be greener. State public policy could play a major role in that.

“The potential is there,” he said. “It just requires political action and political will, a political system that puts a priority on green economic growth, and growth that is sustainable instead of growth that over time is chipping away from the resources future generations will depend on. The dirty economic model is one in which we are undercutting the very building blocks we need for sustained long-term growth. It is by definition unsustainable. That is why we push for sustainable economic development so future generations can experience the same type of prosperity that we have.”
Give the gift of more "likes" to more of our friends fighting mountaintop removal, like Coal River Mountain Watch, OVEC, Ramps Campaign,Keeper of the Mountains Foundation, Kentuckians For The Commonwealth, The Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards, West Virginia Highlands Conservancy, Appalachian Voices, and more in the body of this post!
Help build a better world this holiday season - give a "LIKE" to more of the local groups who are fighting mountaintop removal, so we can get to work with a more connected movement in the New Year! 

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Appalachian Mountain Advocates, http://www.facebook.com/Appalmad
West Virginia Highlands Conservancy Environmental Conservation, http://www.facebook.com/WVHighlandsConservancy
Appalshop, http://www.facebook.com/Appalshop
Appalachia Rising, http://www.facebook.com/AppRising
Mountain Justice, http://www.facebook.com/mountainjustice
EQAT (Earth Quaker Action Team), http://www.facebook.com/EarthQuakerActionTeam
Appalachian Citizens' Law Center, http://on.fb.me/VOiNsE
Alliance for Appalachia, http://www.facebook.com/theallianceforappalachia
Help build a better world this holiday season - give a "LIKE" to more of the local groups who are fighting mountaintop removal, so we can get to work with a mor
e connected movement in the New Year! 

Check out a list below (and add your suggestions in the comments!)

Coal River Mountain Watch, OVEC, Ramps Campaign, Keeper of the Mountains Foundation, Kentuckians For The Commonwealth, SOCM, SouthWings, The Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards, Appalachian Voices, Appalachian Community Health Emergency (ACHE)

Appalachian Mountain Advocates, http://www.facebook.com/Appalmad
West Virginia Highlands Conservancy Environmental Conservation,http://www.facebook.com/WVHighlandsConservancy
Appalshop, http://www.facebook.com/Appalshop
Appalachia Rising, http://www.facebook.com/AppRising
Mountain Justice, http://www.facebook.com/mountainjustice
EQAT (Earth Quaker Action Team), http://www.facebook.com/EarthQuakerActionTeam
Appalachian Citizens' Law Center, http://on.fb.me/VOiNsE
Alliance for Appalachia, http://www.facebook.com/theallianceforappalachia
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