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Monday, June 29, 2009

An 87-Year-Old's Economic Survival Guide

An 87-Year-Old's Economic Survival Guide
by Chuck Norris
Got the picture? With that in mind, I turn to a recent conversat
An old Spanish proverb says, "An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy." I believe that value holds, in or out of a recession. And seeing as my 87-year-old mother lived through the Great Depression, I think her value (and that of those like her) will increase through these tough economic times because her insider wisdom can help us all.

Mother was about 10 years old when her eight-member family endured the thick of those recessive days in rural Wilson, Okla., which only has a population of 1,600 today. The recurring droughts across the heartland during that period dried up the job market, making it worse in the Midwest than it even was in the rest of the country. Over the years, my grandpa worked multiple jobs, from the oil fields to the cotton fields, and he was even a night watchman. The family members did what they could to contribute, but most of them were simply too young to play a major part.

In 1933, when President Franklin Roosevelt took office, his administration, through the Works Project Administration, brought about the employment of millions in civil construction projects, from bridges to dams to airports to roads. My grandfather traveled about 90 miles for a day's work to help build the Lake Murray dam. But with a far smaller ratio of jobs to potential laborers, if Grandpa worked five days a month (at $1.80 a day), it was a good month.
Like most families, my mother's family didn't have running water or electricity. And Granny did her best to keep the outhouse clean, with Grandpa helping by regularly depositing lye to control the odors. (You can imagine how the hot, humid Oklahoma summers turned that outside commode into one smelly closet-sized sauna.) A "scavenger wagon" came by once a week and cleaned out the hole, which had a small chairlike contraption over it with the center punched out. (They once had a two-seater in there, which allowed for two people to enjoy each other's company and conversation. Mom told me that she always felt a little upper-class when she sat with someone else!) By the way, and I'm not trying to be crude, toilet tissue wasn't around, so they used pages from Montgomery Ward catalogs (and you wondered why the catalogs were so thick). No joke -- they preferred the non-glossy pages. I'll let you figure out why.

ion I had with my mother. I asked her, "How would you encourage the average American to weather the economic storms of today?"

Here's her advice, in her words:

-- "Get back to the basics. Simplify your life. Live within your means. People have got to be willing to downsize and be OK with it. We must quit borrowing and cut spending. Be grateful for what you have, especially your health and loved ones. Be content with what you have, and remember the stuff will never make you happy. Never. Back then, we didn't have one-hundredth of what people do today, and yet we seemed happier than most today, even during the Great Depression.

-- "Be humble and willing to work. Back then, any work was good work. We picked cotton, picked up cans, scrap metal, whatever it took to get by. Where's that work ethic today? If someone's not being paid $10 an hour today, they're whining and unwilling to work, even if they don't have a job. The message from yesteryear is don't be too proud to do whatever it takes to meet the financial needs of your family.

-- "Be rich in love. We didn't have much. In fact, we had nothing at all, compared to people today, but we had each other. We were poor, but rich in love. We've lost the value of family and friends today, and we've got to gain it back if we're ever to get back on track. If we lose all our stuff and still have one another and our health, what have we really lost?

-- "Be a part of a community. Today people are much more alone, much more isolated. We used to be close with our neighbors. If one person had a bigger or better garden or orchard, they shared the vegetables and fruits with others in need. Society has shifted from caring for one another to being dependent upon government aid and welfare. That is why so many today trust in government to deliver them. They've forgotten an America that used to rally around one another in smaller clusters, called neighborhoods and communities. We must rekindle those local communal fires and relearn the power of that age-old commandment, 'Love thy neighbor.'

-- "Help someone else. We never quit helping others back then. Today too many people are consumed with their own problems and only helping themselves. 'What's in it for me?' is the question most are asking. But back then, it was, 'What can I do to help my neighbor, too?' I love Rick Warren's book The Purpose Driven Life, and especially his thought, 'We were created for community, designed to be a blessing to others.' Most of all, helping others gets our minds off of our problems and puts things into better perspective.

-- "Lean upon God for help and strength. We didn't just have each other to lean on, but we had God, too. We all attended church and belonged to a faith community. Church was the hub of society, the community core and rallying point. Today people turn to government the way we used to turn to churches. It's been that way ever since Herbert Hoover's alleged promise of a 'chicken in every pot' and President Roosevelt's New Deal. Too many have abandoned faith and community. We trust in money more than God. And maybe that's a reason why we're in this economic pickle."

Now that's conventional wisdom that should be shouted and posted in every corridor of government, every community across America, and every blog on the Internet.

Call me overly pragmatic, but I think a little practical wisdom and encouragement is what we all need about now. Mom always was good for that. She still is.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Know Your Rights or You Will Lose Them

Another great article by John W. Whitehead

A must read!


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Stake a claim to the sovereignty of your body and stand up for exclusive self-determination

(NaturalNews) Vaccine against the "swine flu" will be ready in July. It has been developed in half the time it used to take to develop flu vaccines due to Baxter International's patented technology. This means about 13 weeks from drawing board to injection instead of the usual 26. Never mind time for testing to see if it is safe. You remember Baxter, don't you? It is the company that in February delivered seasonal flu vaccine to 18 countries that was laced with live "bird flu" virus.

With the declaration earlier this month by the World Health Organization (WHO) that the "swine flu" has reached pandemic Level 6 (they had to change the definition of level 6 to make this determination work), a whole series of bureaucratic prerogatives have been triggered, and local, state, national, and international agencies have been further empowered. In the U.S., all laws and conditions are now in place to see to it that you are forced to be injected with the new "swine flu" vaccine, whether you want to be or not. In the U.S., the government is now able to mandate universal mass vaccinations at gunpoint.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, there will be no exemptions. "A certain amount of human wastage" is expected.

The new vaccine is made with squalene oil as an adjuvant. According to Dr. Viera Scheibner, micropaleontologist and world renowned researcher in the field of vaccine effectiveness and danger, squalene "contributed to the cascade reactions known as Gulf War Syndrome. GIs developed arthritis, fibromyalgia, lymphadenopathy, photosensitive rashes, malar rashes, chronic fatigue, chronic headaches, abnormal body hair loss, non-healing skin lesions, aphthous ulcers, dizziness, weakness, memory loss, seizures, mood changes, neuropsychiatric problems, anti-thyroid effects, anemia, elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate, systemic lupus arythmatosus, multiple sclerosis, deadly Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Raynaud's Syndrome with paroxysms of lack of blood in fingers and toes, Sjogren's Syndrome with blurred vision, chronic diarrhea, night sweats, and low grade fever."

In 2002, a U.S. federal judge ruled that there was good cause to believe squalene to be harmful. He ordered the Pentagon to stop endorsing its use.

In 1976, during another flu scare and government insistence on flu shots, only one person died from the actual flu, while hundreds of Americans died for the vaccine, according to information chronicled by Paul Mickle of the Trentonian.

So far, the deaths of 87 people in the U.S. have been attributed to "swine flu". However, most or all of these deaths are likely the result of pre-existing conditions or compromised immune systems, according to journalist Jane Burgermeister in her charges against the WHO, United Nations, and Baxter International. Yet in the face of this almost non-existent risk, the WHO has just declared the first full fledged flu pandemic of the century, urging countries to shore up defenses against the virus they characterize as "not stoppable". Each year, the usual seasonal flu kills up to 500,000 people and infects up to five million people worldwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Is all this hype for the purpose of making Baxter shareholders rich by turning the population of the U.S. into lab rats? Or is it something more sinister? Could the vaccine mandated for the U.S. population also contain live flu virus? Whatever the answer to these questions is, there is a way to avoid being herded into nearby schools that are standing by to be turned into shot clinics.

Here is the link to the Universal Declaration of Resistance to Mandatory Vaccination website:


There you can sign a petition targeted for the World Health Organization stating you do not recognize the authority of the WHO to mandate general forced vaccinations. With this petition you are able to stake a claim to the sovereignty of your body and stand up for exclusive self-determination. The petition holds elected governments accountable in this defense by issuing a notice of preemptive Class Action Lawsuit to be served in the event the inalienable rights of the people are forsaken. The petition is sponsored by the Vaccine Resistance Movement.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Stay Informed Stay Alive!

(NaturalNews) This is a special report the FDA doesn't want you to read. In fact, this is the story that the corporate "leaders" of the natural health products industry don't want you to read, either. Why? Because they've all been hijacked by Big Pharma interests, and they no longer represent real natural medicine like the kind revealed in this story. Read more about this consumer betrayal by the natural products industry leaders here: http://www.naturalnews.com/026215.html

When it comes to H1N1 influenza (Swine Flu), all the "authority" institutions in America agree on one thing: Keep the American people ignorant! Don't allow people to learn the truth about the anti-viral properties of herbs, superfoods and dietary supplements.

Knowledge is a dangerous thing. It gives people options. It allows people to be independent from the government and independent from the medical system. It gives people control over their own lives, and in a police state society that seeks to dominate the health decisions of every citizen (http://www.naturalnews.com/026305.html), giving people control over their own lives simply cannot be tolerated.

That's why this article will be blasted as "irresponsible" by health authorities. It will be portrayed as "dangerous" by pharmaceutical pushers. If the FDA could ban this website, this article would be precisely the kind of content they would target for censorship.

And what's so dangerous about this article? It dares to advocate specific anti-viral products as protection against the H1N1 swine flu.

Big Pharma Profits
Knowledge of natural anti-viral products is, of course, a huge threat to the profits of Big Pharma -- an industry that just received a whopping one billion dollars to make useless swine flu vaccines (http://www.usatoday.com/news/health...).

When I say "useless," I mean that quite seriously. Vaccines are only useful against the specific viral strain that was available at the time of their manufacture. But influenza viruses mutate quickly, and as the WHO has already said, the real concern with H1N1 swine flu is that it will combine with seasonal flu in the Fall, creating a new, deadly strain that will of course be immune to all available vaccines.

Antiviral herbs suffer from no such limitations. Because they contain literally thousands of different medicinal compounds, they are able to attack viruses with a full spectrum of synergistic natural medicines. Thus, even mutating viruses find themselves unable to escape the multifaceted medicinal cocktail of antiviral plants.

That's why this special report lists the top five anti-viral products I currently recommend. I have no financial relationships with any of these companies, nor do I earn any profits from the sale of these products. These are 100% independent recommendations offered under the Free Speech protections of the United States Constitution. I will not remove this article, and I will not be intimidated by health authorities wishing to see this information censored. The People have a right to know about natural medicine, and NaturalNews will continue to bring you this information regardless of the false authorities who attempt to deny the People the right to know this kind of information.

Dumbing Down
What the pro-pharma health authorities are really seeking is mandatory ignorance of herbs, foods and natural medicine. They want to cleanse the minds of the public from any knowledge of medicinal herbs. This "information cleansing" is much like ethnic cleansing -- except they don't kill you directly; they just wait for the influenza virus to kill you instead.

In the next great pandemic (which might only be months away), people will die from ignorance. They will die from misplaced trust in western medicine and government health authorities. They will die while waiting for that dose of Tamiflu that never arrives, even after receiving that Big Pharma influenza vaccine shot that doesn't work.

People will die even while the very herbs that could save them are growing in their own back yards. Mere meters away from their death beds, Mother Nature is quietly manufacturing the natural antiviral medicines that can save lives and end suffering. Yet the FDA and the health industry trade groups have sought to disconnect people from the plants of the Earth; to dissuade people from growing their own medicine, and to strike fear into the minds of those who dare take responsibility for their own health (or survival).

As the editor of NaturalNews, I stand against that ignorance, against the chemical profit agenda of Big Pharma and against the vaccine profits reaped by drug companies at the expense of taxpayers.

I stand in favor of personal health freedom and personal responsibility; for connection with the astounding biodiversity found in our natural environment; for the embracing of natural medicine created by Mother Nature; and for the nutritional education of the People.

In the rest of this special report, you'll find two lists: First, five things that CAUSE susceptibility to influenza infections, followed by the FIVE products I recommend as a defense against swine flu.

Things That Can Kill You
#1 Thing that can kill you: Arsenic

As revealed in a recent story on NaturalNews (http://www.naturalnews.com/026307.html), drinking well water contaminated with arsenic greatly increases susceptibility to H1N1 influenza infections. Arsenic is present in the water supply of tens of millions of people across the United States right now (now to mention the citizens of Canada, the UK, Australia and other countries). Low levels of arsenic are even "approved" by the EPA!

#2 Thing that can kill you: Antibiotics
Taking antibiotics before a swine flu infection greatly increases your risk of being killed by swine flu. How do we know that? Because antibiotics wipe out the friendly flora that have been scientifically proven to boost the body's defenses against influenza (http://www.naturalnews.com/026265.html).

This is why, during any pandemic, doctors must exercise extreme caution when handing out antibiotics. While antibiotics can be extremely helpful during the pneumonia phase of a viral infection (when bacteria invade the lungs), they can be deadly if given to patients too soon (during the pre-pneumonia phase).

In addition, there's the whole concern over antibiotics abuse creating yet more dangerous superbugs in hospitals. Imagine the combination assault of a deadly new strain of the H1N1 influenza virus plus an antibiotic-resistant superbug sweeping through the hospitals of the world...

That's a very dangerous combination indeed!

#3 Thing that can kill you: Lack of sleep
Getting fewer than six hours of sleep each night increases your risk of contracting colds (such as influenza) by a whopping 300 percent! Read more in this NaturalNews article: http://www.naturalnews.com/News_000...

Eight hours of sleep each night will substantially boost your immune function, giving you the metabolic tools you need to fight off potentially deadly influenza infections.

More Deadly Things
#4 Thing that can kill you: Lack of vitamin D

Virtually everyone living in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. is chronically deficient in Vitamin D. Those living in Australia are usually better off, as there's more of a sunshine culture there, but even Aussies can find themselves vitamin D deficient if they live their lives indoors and don't venture into the real world to catch some healthy rays.

Vitamin D deficiency is, without question, one of the primary causes of influenza susceptibility (http://www.naturalnews.com/021229.html). Having sufficient vitamin D circulating in your blood is one of the best defenses against infection (http://www.naturalnews.com/024982.html).

Health authorities in the U.S. and other western nations are currently engaged in a campaign to keep the population vitamin D deficient. This is achieved by brainwashing people into thinking sunlight alone causes skin cancer. That's a big medical lie, of course. Even the Journal of the National Cancer Institute has published scientific research showing that sunlight exposure reduces the risk of skin cancer (http://www.naturalnews.com/007632.html).

The American Cancer Society, of course, spreads extremely dangerous disinformation about sunlight exposure, seeking to make sure that no ray of sun ever touches the skin of any person. This "darkness" campaign will soon be exposed as a death sentence for the People as the next pandemic takes the lives of those stupid enough to believe that moderate sunlight exposure is bad for their health.

In the next great pandemic, when the hospital beds are overflowing with the dead, and school gymnasiums are taken over as holding cells for the constant stream of incoming body bags, the dead will consist almost entirely of those who believed the lies of the American Cancer Society and the disinformation of the FDA and Big Pharma. This is one case in which misplaced faith in a corporate-controlled medical monstrosity can literally cost you your life.

Click the link below for a picture from the 1918 Spanish Flu that may give you some idea of what to expect during the next great pandemic: http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images...

(What's missing from this photo, of course, are the armed military personnel, toting automatic rifles, who will shoot any infected person who attempts to escape the facility.)

#5: Thing that can kill you: Antacid drugs like Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid

In a pandemic, use of these popular antacid drugs can actually lead to your death. How? A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) concludes that these PPI drugs significantly increase the risk of deadly pneumonia.

Read the full story here: http://www.naturalnews.com/026361_d...

These acid-suppressing medications, it turns out, are linked to a 30 percent increase in the risk of acquired pneumonia. And if you're suffering from something like the swine flu, pneumonia is the most common cause of death. It's the secondary bacterial infections, after all, that killed most people in 1918, and that's what's likely to cause the greatest number of fatalities in the next great pandemic as well.

If you want to protect yourself from influenza, avoid taking antacid drugs (including over-the-counter antacids).

Natural Anti-Virals
Now let's get to the good news. The good news is that natural medicine can save your life. If a pandemic strikes, Tamiflu supplies will be tightly controlled. Unless you're an emergency worker or a health care worker, your chances of ever being given Tamiflu are rather slim. Vaccines, of course, will be utterly useless once the influenza virus mutates, so even receiving a vaccine shot offers no protection other than what's available through the placebo effect.

This leaves natural medicine and the world of anti-viral plants.

Due to the mass brainwashing of the public by pro-Pharma health authorities, most people have no awareness whatsoever of the fact that plants manufacture their own anti-viral medicines.

In fact, there's no such thing as a plant that does not contain anti-viral medicine. EVERY plant on our planet manufactures at least one anti-viral medicine in its own cells.

Did you ever wonder why? It's because plants are under constant attack by viruses, too. And if they don't create their own internal mechanisms for dealing with viruses, they will not survive.

This is especially true with plant roots, which are immersed in soil that's rich with both bacteria and viruses. If those roots do not possess anti-viral and anti-bacterial defenses, they will quickly be consumed and destroyed, killing the plant.

Thus, in virtually all plants, the manufacture of anti-viral medicines is the most natural thing in the world. It happens from day one of the plant sprouting, and it continues through the entire life of the plant.

Simply eating grass (or better yet, juicing grass) is, all by itself, an empowered act of medical self treatment. Grass contains anti-viral compounds, chlorophyll, vitamins, minerals and hundreds of other health-enhancing phytochemicals. (Don't juice grass treated with pesticides, obviously.)

There are other plants, of course, with far greater anti-viral potential than grass. I merely mention this to point out the utter simplicity of finding and consuming anti-viral medicine: If you have a lawn, you have a pharmacy in your yard! (Even better if you have dandelions and other "weeds.")

Wild foods offer the strongest anti-viral medicine. That's a whole different area of expertise, of course, and if you want to learn more about wild foods, I have two sources to suggest:

• Peter Ragnar - www.RoaringLionPublishing.com

• Daniel Vitalis - www.Surthrival.com (his website is currently sparse, but look for upcoming announcements on seminars and teleconference events from Daniel Vitalis...)

NEXT PAGE: The top five natural anti-viral medicines

Top Five Anti-Virals
Anti-Viral #1 - Super ViraGon

My favorite liquid anti-viral product remains Jon Barron's Super ViraGon - a potent combination of garlic, olive leaf extract (a powerful anti-viral!), onion, ginger, zinc and other nutrients. I keep this in my own emergency supply of natural medicine.

It's available from www.BaselineNutritionals.com for a very fair price (order five for the best discount).

Anti-Viral #2 - Fitura PowerImmune

The PowerImmune anti-viral tincture offered by Fitura (www.Fitura.com) combines organic Echinacea, Cat's Claw, Shiitake Mushroom, Olive Leaf and many other ingredients (all organic). This is another "medicine chest" product I keep in good supply. It's also good to travel with. I personally take a dropper full of this product each time I board an airplane.

Living in Ecuador, this is also a "first aid" product I keep with me in the Valley of Longevity. Of course, if a pandemic were to strike, I would just go to my garden and eat all the natural anti-virals located there, but if I'm caught traveling -- or I need an extra boost of herbal concentrates, PowerImmune is one of my top choices.

Anti-Viral #3 - Lomatium Dissectum

This product is the "secret" anti-influenza herb that very few people know about, even in the natural health industry. The root of the Lomatium is perhaps Mother Nature's "perfect" anti-influenza herb because its anti-viral action is combined with a respiratory clearing action that's especially useful for dealing with the secondary infections caused by many strains of influenza.

The indigenous American Indians grew Lomatium and used it as medicine. If you live in the American Southwest (or other dry, hot climates), you can probably grow this medicine, too. It might be one of the best investments you can make in your own health defense, because herbs that are growing in your yard are always more potent than herbs found in bottles.

If you can't grow it, of course, you'll need to buy it. Here's one recommendation of an existing Lomatium tincture:

Nature's Answer has a 1-ounce tincture that's available at Vitacost.com for a ridiculously good price (http://www.vitacost.com/Natures-Ans...). This product will probably be wiped out of inventory shortly after this special report goes public, so get some of this quickly if you want it in your natural medicine chest.

Anti-Viral #4 - HerbPharm Virattack Compound

Speaking of Lomatium, HerbPharm offers an herbal tincture that combines it with St. John's Wort (also a powerful anti-viral), lemon balm, olive leaf and other powerful anti-viral herbs.

This is a superb combination. It's really, really powerful in defending against influenza infections. Vitacost offers it at nearly half off the retail price (http://www.vitacost.com/Herb-Pharm-...).

I definitely recommend getting some of this. You might also wish to check your local health food stores to see what they have in stock. During a pandemic, I can practically guarantee you won't be able to find any of these medicines, because people will engage in "panic buying" of these natural anti-virals. It's smart to have a few on hand now, before the next pandemic strikes.

Anti-Viral #5 - Olive Leaf Extract

One taste of real olive life extract and you'll be convinced: This is powerful stuff! The best-known phytochemical in olive leaves is oleuropein, a very potent antimicrobial medicine that also has natural anti-viral properties.

Your best value on a standardized extract, in supplement form, is the NSI brand from VitaCost (http://www.vitacost.com/NSI-Olive-L...). I personally like the liquids better (http://www.vitacost.com/Natures-Ans...), but the taste is a big turn off for most consumers. If you're not into chugging really bizarre-tasting liquids, go with the capsules instead.

Ideally, your best way to have this medicine nearby is to grow your own olive trees. To make the medicine, just gather leaves from the trees, wash them, add them to a large container of water and boil it into a concentrate. This liquid can be consumed internally or used topically. Seek the direction of a naturopathic physician, of course, before consuming this internally, and be especially cautious if you are pregnant.

The shelf life of most of these natural medicine products is about 1-2 years. That can be roughly doubled by refrigerating the products (highly recommended).

Honorable mention anti-virals

In addition to the top five I've already mentioned here, there are other antiviral products and nutrients worth mentioning:

• Nascent Iodine - (www.IntegratedHealth.com) - Offers additional protection against infectious disease while supporting your thyroid gland.

• Amazon Herbs - The Amazon Herb Company's numerous products from the Amazon rainforest are also, in their own ways, powerful anti-virals. Even their Zamu juice is a good choice (as it contains Sangre de Drago) for protection against infectious disease. Cat's Claw (Una de Gato) is also a powerful antiviral, and it's available in numerous Amazon Herb products.

• Probiotics - Virtually all probiotics will boost your defenses against infectious disease. Scientific research has even shown that probiotics directly reduce the risk of contracting H1N1 swine flu. You can find probiotics at your local health food store. Read more here: http://www.naturalnews.com/026265.html

• Wildcrafted oregano oil - (www.P-73.com) or (http://www.vitacost.com/productResu...) - This is a phenomenal wildcrafted oil with too many health benefits to mention here. It's extremely useful as a first aid product, too, and can help your body heal more quickly. (It's also known to be very useful for topically treating spider bites and insect bites.)

A related product, also available from Vitacost.com, is called OregaRESP (http://www.vitacost.com/North-Ameri...), which is an extremely potent encapsulated form of oregano oil. (Just open this bottle and inhale, you'll be floored!)

Stay Alive
Hopefully what you've noticed in all this is a very important pattern: If you stay informed, you will stay alive!

The No. 1 killer of people in the next great pandemic will be, without question, ignorance of natural medicine. Those who don't know about these natural anti-virals will literally die of ignorance, while those who understand the incredible healing power of Mother Nature's medicine are far more likely to survive.

But it's about more than survival: It's also about independence. When you use natural medicine to boost your defenses, you are no longer dependant on doctors, hospitals and conventional medicine to provide you with medicine. So instead of being a victim to the military medical establishment (because the military will be involved in the distribution of vaccines, trust me...), you can instead remain independent and self-reliant.

It is this self-reliance that scares the power mongers who run our world. The last thing they want is citizens taking charge of their own health and refusing to function as slaves to Big Pharma.

I hope you found this report informative and valuable. Stay informed and you'll stay alive during the next pandemic.

- Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, editor of NaturalNews.com
Thanks for the info Mike

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The Five Best Anti-Viral Products to Beat Influenza, Swine Flu, Bird Flu and SARS

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Codex Alimentarius Would Violate Liberty
The concept of liberty as an inalienable right of the individual is a critical component to the strength of a truly free nation. America was founded upon the ideal of the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as the spiritual gifts granted to men and women by right of birth, not by any human institution. These rights were considered by our Founding Fathers as something governments have absolutely no authority or right to give or take away.

Founding Fathers Warned About Usurpation of Health Freedom
America’s Founding Fathers, and many liberty-minded men and women after them, dedicated their lives to ensure that the concept of the inalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness would continue as sacred maxims in the mass-consciousness of our nation. This was done so that we, the People, would value and uphold these rights as supreme and protect them. And living more fulfilling lives as a result.

And then Codex Alimentarius comes along in our lifetime, seeking to forcefully regulate our health choices, and trying to do exactly what Jefferson warned us about when he said “if people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.”

Liberty Means We Have Freedom of Choice Over Our Own Bodies
Freedom of choice and freedom from coercion are two base-pillars of liberty. Codex Alimentarius violates our freedom of choice about clean, unadulterated food and imposes coercive measures upon our lives about the health choices we can make.

For example, is your right to choose non-toxic food upheld when organic food standards are desecrated by Codex Alimentarius and all animals must be treated with toxic chemicals and drugs before you can eat them?

Is your right to choose food free of genetic engineering upheld when GMOs are used without labeling?

Is your right to choose effective nutritional supplements to support the individual biochemistry of your body protected when high potency, clinically effective natural health products are eliminated from the market?

The above questions are related to freedom of choice and liberty, which is granted as our birth right, not by the state. Since liberty is ours by birth, it cannot be removed unless we let it be taken away through inaction and passivity.

How Codex Violates Liberty as Defined by Dictionary
Let us, using the dictionary definition of the word “liberty”, explain how Codex would violate liberty. First, here’s the definition:

n. pl. lib-er-ties

The condition of being free from restriction or control.
The right and power to act, believe, or express oneself in a manner of one’s own choosing.
The condition of being physically and legally free from confinement, servitude, or forced labor. See Synonyms at freedom.
Freedom from unjust or undue governmental control.
A right or immunity to engage in certain actions without control or interference: the liberties protected by the Bill of Rights.
Source: Dictionary.com
Codex Violates “The condition of being free from restriction or control”
With every bite of our food, nutrients and herbs controlled from “seed to supper”, from “fork to farm”, and with the decisions on how that takes place made by people for whom greed, not health, is the deciding factor, Codex takes us far, far away from “The condition of being free from restriction or control.” Instead, every morsel of food will be the product of control exerted by massive multi-national corporate entities.

Codex Violates “The right and power to act, believe, or express oneself in a manner of one’s own choosing”
Would you like to buy (or raise) beef from grass fed cattle never treated with hormones or antibiotics? If we let Codex Alimentarius control that herd, that option could be gone. Codex would control how the beef you buy could and could not be raised. Codex mandates the use of hormones and antibiotics which would make your beef unsuitable for healthy eating.

Well, how about astragalus (an herb used for immune enhancement for cancer, HIV/AIDS, etc.) and 3 grams of Vitamin C to strengthen a compromised immune system?

Under Codex, you can only use low-dose supplements without therapeutic benefit, and the drugs of pharmaceutical companies and. These are the substances that kill 106,000 per year when properly prescribed (and about 204,000 Americans per year if you add in “medical misadventure” or improperly prescribed drugs).

Codex Violates “The condition of being physically and legally free from confinement, servitude, or forced labor”
Are you free from servitude when you foodr is laced with chemical and you cannot legally purchase clean food due to degraded organic standards?

Are you free from servitude when you are forbidden to seek and receive medical care which is not based in drugs or surgery?

Are you a free man or woman, able to make and express your own decisions about your health and those whom you love when the most inexpensive and powerful tools mankind has for health and well being - namely clean food, herbs and nutrients to nourish and heal the body - are denied to you because you are not powerful or rich enough to be in the driver’s seat of this careening buggy being recklessly driven (by greed need and control need), over a health cliff?

You might still be a free man or woman regardless of Codex, but you would have to grow your own food and create your own supplements. You would have no free market to exercise your freedom of choice in. Because you would have all your health choices taken away by Codex Alimentarius.

Codex Violates “Freedom from unjust or undue governmental control”
Clearly, poisoning of food and forbidding all therapeutic nutritional supplements as Codex is poised to do, is tantamount to unjust and undue governmental control.

The Congressional delegates who allow such a thing to happen are acting on behalf of their own best interest, including the $758 million dollars spent by the Drug industry to lobby Congress last year alone.

The U.S. Government must be reminded of who they serve. Their real task is to serve us, the People, and not the multi-national corporate sponsors of Codex Alimentarius.

Codex Violates “A right or immunity to engage in certain actions without control or interference: the liberties protected by the Bill of Rights”
All the above violations would take away liberties which are protected by the Bill of Rights. Codex Alimentarius would, indeed, violate the Bill of Rights.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Make Sure You Have Roses In Your Survival Garden

Over the past few months, busy with getting the homestead up and running with the addition of a couple of turkeys, some Cornish game hens, laying hens, and rabbits, not to mention keeping up with the garden, we have been discussing where we were going to put the rose garden. Yes, a rose garden. Well we just discovered we already have a wild rose garden. Yes wild roses that climb to about 10 feet tall. That is one chore we can check off our list as there is already one established and we can harvest the fruit this fall.

That’s right. All roses produce fruit. Rose flowers, like cherry flowers, mature into a sweet fleshy seed filled fruit after pollination. Even the modern carpet roses have fruit bred down to a scant pea size, but they are indeed still there. The reason that so few people recognize rose fruit is that we cut the flowers off before they have a chance to pollinate and form seed.

Rose fruits are called hips. Each kind of rose produces hips of a slightly different size and shape. Some, like rugosa roses, create hips shaped like pumpkins but the size of a shooter marble. Those of old-fashioned eglantine are more football shaped. Modern hybrid tea roses produce great big hips like rugosas but round like a basketball.

Rosa rugosa cultivars produce the fleshiest hips of all Hips start out green as the seed develops inside. With the short days and cold nights of autumn they ripen to bright red, orange or purple. The color tells you when it's ripe. A ripe hip will feel soft to the touch because it's composed of sugar-rich flesh that surrounds the seeds. Rose seeds are packed inside the flesh with a mass of hair like-fibers at the center. Nature's strategy is to lure wild animals to eat rose hips, then carry them far from the mother plant in their stomach. Eventually they are deposited elsewhere. Thus the species is distributed.

The flesh of the rose hip is one of the most vitamin rich foods in the world. Ounce for ounce, rose hip pulp contains more Vitamin C than citrus. Added to that is a medicine chest of beta carotene, bioflavinoids, calcium, citrates, citric acid, iron malates, malic acid, niacin, phosphorus and vitamins A, B1, B2, E, K. It's no wonder they've been adding rose hips to Vitamin C for years, and that virtually every culture in the northern hemisphere has used the fruit for medicine. Rose hip tea is a super cold-fighting drink.

Green rose hips are filled with developing seeds To lay in a store of rose hips at the end of your garden season, stop pruning the roses in late summer. This allows the last flush of bloom to pollinate and fruit with enough time to mature before the cold weather. It may not make your autumn roses look that great, but you'll get a much better harvest.

You can preserve your rose hips by freezing or by cooking up a good batch of rose hip jam. Rose hips contain a naturally high level of fruit pectin so you don't need store-bought pectin to make the rose hip jam. Rose hips can also be mixed into other fruit jams to enhance flavor and vitamin content.

It's important to wait until after the first good frost to harvest your rose hips. To make rose hip jam, first gather four cups of ripe hips in a basket and remove residual stems and the calix cleanly. Wash them thoroughly to remove any dust or bugs. Then boil them in four cups water with three tablespoons lemon juice for a half hour or until very soft. This breaks down the rose hip so you can separate out the seeds and fibers from the flesh.

Rose hips still on the dormant rose twig.Use a coarse sieve to press the boiled rose hips through to remove the seeds. Then use a finer sieve to separate the fibers. The result is pure rose hip flesh.

Return the juice and pulp to the boiling pan and stir in two cups of sugar. Bring to a boil, then simmer until it reaches 220 degrees. Turn off heat and ladle into sterilized canning jars.

Soon you can begin spot bright red wild rose hips in abandoned fields and hedgerows. Beware of gathering along roads where herbicides may have been used. If you are a gardener, why not taste that fruit you've so rigorously pruned away and discover the healthy rewards of letting your roses go to seed.
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