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Wednesday 17th April 2013


Condolences and prayers to the people in Boston.
May you rise stronger from this tragedy and may these insanities come to pass.


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How To: Make Apple Vinegar From Scratch

Great blog post, complete with pictures.

Graves’ Disease Success from Dr Pepi -

Graves’ Disease Success from Dr Pepi

I keep hearing wonderful results from Dr Pepi’s patients.

Monsanto versus the People

One million against Monsanto patents in 36 hours! let’s build the biggest petition to stop Monsanto ever. Sign now and tell everyone.

It’s unbelievable, but Monsanto and Co. are at it again. These greedy biotech companies have found a way to gain exclusive control over the seeds of life – the source of our food. But if we can pressure key European countries to slam the patent door shut on their destructive plans, we can stop this attack on our food. Help build the biggest food defense call ever by clicking here:

It’s unbelievable, but Monsanto and Co. are at it again. These profit-hungry biotech companies have found a way to gain exclusive control over the seeds of life – the source of our food. They’re trying to patent away varieties of our everyday vegetables and fruits like cucumber, broccoli and melons, virtually forcing growers to pay them for seed and risk being sued if they don’t.

But we can stop them from buying up Mother Earth. Companies like Monsanto have found loopholes in European law to have exclusive rights over conventional seeds, so we just need to close them shut before they set a dangerous global precedent. And to do that, we need key countries like Germany, France and the Netherlands -- where opposition is already growing -- to call for a vote to stop Monsanto’s greedy plans. The Avaaz community has shifted governments before, and we can do it again.

Many farmers and politicians are already against this -- we just need to bring in people power to pressure these countries to keep Monsanto’s hands off our food. Sign now and share with everyone to help build the biggest food defense call ever:

Once a patent exists in one country, trade agreements and negotiations often push other countries to honour it as well. That’s why patents change everything about how our food chain works: for thousands of years, farmers could choose which seeds they’d use without worrying about getting sued for violating intellectual property rights. But now, biotech companies are getting patents on the seeds and then charging farmers exorbitant royalty fees. And farmers can’t even save patented seeds for replanting the next season -- Monsanto has sued hundreds of them for practicing the age-old art of seed-saving and plant breeding. Monsanto and Co. claim that patents drive innovation -- but in fact they create a corporate monopoly of our food.

But luckily, the European Patent Office is controlled by 38 member states who, with one vote, can end dangerous patents on food that is bred using conventional methods. Even the European Parliament has issued a statement objecting to these kinds of destructive patents. Now, a massive wave of public outcry could push them to ban the patenting of our everyday food for good.

The situation is dire already -- Monsanto alone owns 36% of all tomato, 32% of sweet pepper and 49% of cauliflower varieties registered in the EU. With a simple regulatory change, we could protect our food, our farmers and our planet from corporate control -- and it’s up to us to make it happen:

The Avaaz community has never been afraid to stand up to corporate capture of our institutions, from pushing back the Rupert Murdoch mafia, to helping ensure that telecoms keep their hands off our Internet. Now it’s time to defend our food supply from this corporate takeover.

With hope and determination,

Jeremy, Michelle, Oli, Dalia, Pascal, Ricken, Diego and the whole Avaaz team

Poem Written by Crystal Meth Victim

I don’t know if the story that accompanies this poem is true or not. Maybe I am getting too suspicious in my old age but it seems to be too well written to have been penned by a meth addict whose native language may not have been English. Nevertheless, based on data I have, the authenticity or lack of the note does not alter the truth of the poem so I am sharing the poem more than the story.


(This was written by a young Indian girl who was in jail for drug charges, and was addicted to meth. She wrote this while in jail. As you will soon read, she fully grasped the horrors of the drug, as she tells in this simple, yet profound poem. She was released from jail, but, true to her story, the drug owned her. They found her dead not long after, with the needle still in her arm.)

Please keep educating our Children, Teens, Young adults. Understand, this thing is worse than most of us realize...

My Name Is “Meth”

I destroy homes, I tear families apart, take your children, and that’s just the start.

I’m more costly than diamonds, more precious than gold,
The sorrow I bring is a sight to behold.

If you need me, remember I’m easily found,
I live all around you - in schools and in town.

I live with the rich; I live with the poor,
I live down the street, and maybe next door.

I’m made in a lab, but not like you think,
I can be made under the kitchen sink.
In your child’s closet, and even in the woods,
If this scares you to death, well it certainly should.

I have many names, but there’s one you know best,
I’m sure you’ve heard of me, my name is crystal meth.

My power is awesome; try me you’ll see,
But if you do, you may never break free.

Just try me once and I might let you go,
But try me twice, and I’ll own your soul.

When I possess you, you’ll steal and you’ll lie,
You do what you have to -- just to get high.

The crimes you’ll commit for my narcotic charms
Will be worth the pleasure you’ll feel in your arms,
your lungs your nose.

You’ll lie to your mother; you’ll steal from your dad,
When you see their tears, you should feel sad.

But you’ll forget your morals and how you were raised,
I’ll be your conscience, I’ll teach you my ways.

I take kids from parents, and parents from kids,
I turn people from God, and separate friends.

I’ll take everything from you, your looks and your pride,
I’ll be with you always -- right by your side.

You’ll give up everything - your family, your home,
Your friends, your money, then you’ll be alone.

I’ll take and take, till you have nothing more to give,
When I’m finished with you, you’ll be lucky to live.

If you try me be warned - this is no game,
If given the chance, I’ll drive you insane.

I’ll ravish your body, I’ll control your mind,
I’ll own you completely, your soul will be mine.

The nightmares I’ll give you while lying in bed,
The voices you’ll hear, from inside your head.

The sweats, the shakes, the visions you’ll see,
I want you to know, these are all gifts from me.

But then it’s too late, and you’ll know in your heart,
That you are mine, and we shall not part.

You’ll regret that you tried me, they always do,
But you came to me, not I to you.

You knew this would happen, many times you were told,
But you challenged my power, and chose to be bold.

You could have said no, and just walked away,
If you could live that day over, now what would you say?

I’ll be your master, you will be my slave,
I’ll even go with you, when you go to your grave.

Now that you have met me, what will you do?
Will you try me or not? It’s all up to you.

I can bring you more misery than words can tell,
Come take my hand, let me lead you to hell.

If you care enough, please forward this profound poem and share the deadly outcome of this drug that is killing our young people & even our old.

Canadian Government Cover-Up Threatens Your Health, and the Entire Ecosystem

In British Columbia, pacific salmon are an essential species for the ecosystem. They fill hundreds of streams and rivers, feeding hundreds of species, including humans. Since the early 1990’s, salmon numbers have rapidly dwindled, coinciding with the introduction of farmed salmon pens.

Fish farms breed pathogens that can spread like wildfire and contaminate any wild fish swimming past. Wild salmon that died before spawning have tested positive for a number of salmon viruses, including the highly lethal “salmon influenza”

Farmed fish, purchased in stores around British Columbia have tested positive for at least three lethal fish viruses, including the dreaded ISA virus (aka salmon flu), salmon alpha viruses, and Piscine reovirus, which causes the salmon to have a heart attack, preventing them from swimming upriver.

Dr Mercola recommends buying locally-grown foods, and wild fish only. Fish farms are a breeding ground for disease and toxic waste, and produce fish of inferior quality. Due to the dramatically increased disease risk—a natural side effect of crowding—these animals are further contaminated with drugs, and in the case of salmon, synthetic astaxanthin, which is made from petrochemicals that are not approved for human consumption.

From a Voice of Eden Newsletter:

Hydrogenated oil was first invented in 1903 for Soap. In 1911 Proctor and Gamble came out with Crisco. No one would buy it so they gave it away. After 1914 big companies became big successes because they found that with hydrogenated oil in their product it could sit on the shelves for months at room temperature, and it was cheap. This meant big profits.

A dramatic increase in disease was apparent during the 30’s and 40’s. First was a new disease that seemed like diabetes but was not caused by a deficiency of insulin. The medical profession did not know what caused the insulin to be resistant. They were perplexed to what was this new disease and labeled it Diabetes II.

The next dramatic increase was heart disease and then cancer.

While hydrogenated oil can’t be blamed for everything it may have been the beginning of the end of food that your body can use. Food is no longer produced for health, it is produced for profits. The trouble is that what is profitable and what is healthy are often 2 different things.

Hydrogenated oils increase free radicals in your body. Free radicals are not a good thing.

When scientist are looking for nuclear radiation in disasters they are measuring the presence of free radicals. Think about it.

Here are some foods you might have in your house right now that are terrible because they are loaded with free radicals.

Boxed mixes: Cake, biscuit, pancake and cornbread
Snacks: Cakes, cookies, crackers, microwave popcorn
Instant food: Mashed potatoes
Dried seasoning mixes
Shortening (think Crisco)
Taco shells
Frozen meals
French fries
Frozen fast food meat or seafood products (i.e. fish sticks)
Microwave popcorn
Pasta mix
Breakfast cereals
Low fat ice creams


Gluten and Autoimmunity Explained in 20 Minutes

I have not watched this yet but the title interested me, considering I know so many people who are gluten intolerant.!

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Breaking Wind

A couple named Pauline & Frank were recently attending a church service at their retirement village. About halfway through the service, Pauline took a pen and paper out of her purse, and wrote a note and handed it to Frank.

The note said: “I just let out a silent fart, what do you think I should do?”

Frank scribbled back: “Put a new battery in your hearing aid.”

I Put Red Bull In My Coffee

Instead of Water I Put Red Bull In My Coffee. Now I can See Noises!

(He’s lucky to be alive!)

The Deaf Italian Bookkeeper

A Mafia Godfather finds out that his bookkeeper Guido, had cheated him out of $10,000,000.00. His bookkeeper is deaf. That was the reason he got the job in the first place. It was assumed that Guido would hear nothing and would therefore never have to testify in court.

When the Godfather goes to confront Guido about the missing $10 million, he takes along his lawyer, who knows sign language.

The Godfather tells the lawyer, “Ask him where the money is.”

The lawyer, using sign language, asks Guido, “Where’s the money?”

Guido signs back, “I don’t know what you are talking about.”

The lawyer tells the Godfather, “He says he doesn’t know what you are talking about.”

The Godfather pulls out a pistol, puts it to Guido’s head and says, “Ask him again or I’ll kill him!”

The lawyer signs to Guido, “He’ll kill you if you don’t tell him.”

Guido trembles and signs back, “OK! You win! The money is in a brown briefcase, buried behind the shed at my cousin Bruno’s house.”

The Godfather asks the lawyer, “What did he say?”

The lawyer replies, “He says you don’t have the balls to pull the trigger.”

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Not the man with whom to argue politics or economics

I have not verified that this interview is legit but if it is my hat off to then Cardinal Bergoglio!

Stop Dreaming And Face Reality

Stop Dreaming And Face Reality

Kristian is absolutely spot on here!

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Public Relations and Marketing

Test and Measure

What in your marketing are you changing this week? If you don’t have a business, you still market yourself to the people you meet. Or do you? If you don’t, is that something to change?

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Until next time,
dream big dreams,
read widely,
think well of your fellow man,
eat food that is good for you
and do the important things
that make a difference -
they are rarely the urgent ones!


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