Call if you need help!

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline toll-free at 800-273-8255.


last year headline - still waiting

UN Climate Chief: We Are Remaking The World Economy

The United Nation’s climate chief says that reordering the global economy to fight climate change is the “most difficult” task the international body has ever undertaken.
“This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model, for the first time in human history,” Christiana Figueres, who heads up the U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, told reporters.
“This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for the, at least, 150 years, since the industrial revolution,” Figueres said.

Shawn Colvin- Wichita Skyline

this song haunts me

we are made of stars


we are all starstuff

Particles of Immortality
by Lawrence M. Schoen

IMG: Lawrence M. Schoen

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what we truly need every day

I can think of two things we must have every day:
art and love (not in any order, of course)

And here is a blog I love about art: HERE

That is your Thought Bomb for today...



Free the Slaves Formula for Freedom from Free the Slaves on Vimeo.

longevity and reverse aging

Blood Plasma Protein Profile as a Biomarker of Aging - December 7, 2015

I think you'll find this open access work on a potential biomarker of aging to be interesting; the researchers use it to assess the results of different lifestyle choices, finding that some of those known to shorten life expectancy produce a higher measure of biological age in their biomarker.

This seems a small step closer to validating the usefulness of such biomarkers. A number of research groups are presently developing biomarkers of aging based on characteristic patterns of epigenetic modifications or altered protein levels.

We should expect to find common patterns because the cell and tissue damage that causes aging, and the evolved reactions to that damage, are the same in everyone. The challenge lies in identifying these common patterns amidst the complex, varied alterations that occur due to individual circumstances and environment, but solid progress has being made in recent years.

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Confirming Data for the Agelessness of Hydra - December 9, 2015

It has long been suspected that hydra, small freshwater animals, are immortal in that they do not suffer degenerative aging. In practice this means that no changes in mortality rate, reproduction rate, and measures of cellular metabolism are observed over time.

This is a highly regenerative species, with individuals capable of rebuilding themselves from fragments, and it may be the case that their constant regeneration is the source of their agelessness. Regarding that agelessness, the challenge for researchers is that verifying the lack of aging in a species is a slow statistical business of wait and see, and one can always suspect at the end of any given study that the authors did not check rigorously enough for signs of aging.

Perhaps it is there, just too slow to show up over the time allotted. Certainly there has been some back and forth debate over the last twenty years regarding what the data does or does not support. This latest research provides a set of much more robust evidence in support of hydra agelessness.

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The Latest US Life Expectancy and Mortality Figures - December 10, 2015

The mortality data for 2014 was recently published by the CDC. The popular press has been making a big deal of the fact that the statistical measure of life expectancy at birth has remained much the same these past few years.

This is something that epidemiologist S. Jay Olshansky has suggested might happen as a result of the consequences of greater obesity temporarily outweighing progress in medicine, but a few years is too short a period of time to confirm any departure from the long slow upward trend in life expectancy established over past decades.

Meanwhile we should bear in mind that present trends are the outcome of a period of development in which researchers were making no efforts to treat the causes of aging; gains in life expectancy were incidental. That is now changing, and future trends will reflect a research community increasingly involved in building therapies that target the mechanisms of aging. The past will not reflect the future, and this is a time of transition.

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During the study, experts were able to create a newly-modified alginate material to encapsulate human pancreatic islet cells - a way of making the body adopt them.
The modified alginate, a material originally derived from brown algae, was used to prevent the body triggering an immune response which can lead to the build-up of scar tissue and the cells ultimately being rendered useless.
Scientists created a library of almost 800 alginate derivatives and evaluated the immune response to each of them. 
This led them to focus on one called triazole-thiomorpholine dioxide (TMTD), which had a minimal immune response in mice and large animals.
The researchers then implanted human islet cells encapsulated in TMTD in mice, which provided the success for the study.

Clear Snow the Laziest Way Imaginable


Over the centuries, historic texts have recorded a large number of rituals – magical or religious – some of which have been preserved in modified forms, while others remain only in obscure, old books. Yet others have been almost completely lost in the mists of time.

Rituals were usually designed ...
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big stink

Paul Krugman's latest column is a must-read on the deep and poisonous meanness of thinking that led to the Flint water crisis. Before any of it happened, by the way, the very decision to switch from a safe drinking system to the Flint River to save a few bucks was a shocker. That river was not only corrosive, it was a well-known sinkhole. It was poison incarnate. Various companies had been dumping crud in it forever. It was visibly a way to save a few bucks and spit in the face of the poor and significantly black population of Flint. The governor and those who carried out this act (and then ignored the news of what was happening) really should be brought to court. Tomgram

"In the 1850s, London, the world’s largest city, still didn’t have a sewer system. Waste simply flowed into the Thames, which was as disgusting as you might imagine. But conservatives, including the magazine The Economist and the prime minister, opposed any effort to remedy the situation. After all, such an effort would involve increased government spending and, they insisted, infringe on personal liberty and local control.
"It took the Great Stink of 1858, when the stench made the Houses of Parliament unusable, to produce action. But that’s all ancient history. Modern politicians, no matter how conservative, understand that public health is an essential government role. Right? No, wrong — as illustrated by the disaster in Flint, Mich.
"What we know so far is that in 2014 the city’s emergency manager — appointed by Rick Snyder, the state’s Republican governor — decided to switch to an unsafe water source, with lead contamination and more, in order to save money. And it’s becoming increasingly clear that state officials knew that they were damaging public health, putting children in particular at risk, even as they stonewalled both residents and health experts...
"What we see in Flint is an all too typically American situation of (literally) poisonous interaction between ideology and race, in which small-government extremists are empowered by the sense of too many voters that good government is simply a giveaway to Those People."…/25/opin…/michigans-great-stink.html

hey creatives, read this one

Want to be more creative? Here's what music to avoid at all costs

Whether you listen before or during work depends on the individual. But there is evidence that music during creative work is a big help.  A 2005 study into Canadian Software Developers use of music revealed: “Music helped in relaxation, getting around [mental] blocks by changing thoughts instead of getting “tunnel visioned”

All it takes is the right music. 
snow fall gif by Trace who is creatively choosing new music




The biggest storm in DC's history?

CLICK The Big Wobble : The biggest storm in DC's history the "Knickerbock...: A nasty snowstorm is expected to bury the Washington, D.C., area beginning Friday, and possibly surpass totals for a benchmark 1922 snowstorm...



historians can and do debate all day...

The 'removing' or 'erasing' history line is silly. We're talking about the focusing on and glorification of a small part of Southern history, and doing so of only one 'side' of the time, the pro-slavery side. The South is not filled with statutes of, say, George Thomas (Southern but Union General) or schools named after, say, William Carney (Southern born African-American Union soldier and recipient of the Medal of Honor), it is filled with statues of Confederate leaders and schools named after them. It's a purposeful choosing of an abominable cause and glorifying it beyond and above all other history in the region. There is no good reason to continue it.

In response to this article: 
Historians debate the value and place for Confederate monuments, memorials and other symbols.

think big



Michael Tsarion - God's Equation

note: the Brits taxed the air - really!

art for all and for free?

Indeed - we like this idea! Thought Bomb is also free!

Art for All is a text message activated automated art project that Build This and I have been developing for about 8 months or so. The idea is simple: text message +1 312-635-4223 with your first and last name and in return, you’ll get a free digital artwork totally unique to you. We feel very strongly that this basic interaction should be free for everyone, and those who can afford to support the project can do so by donating or buying a print of their work. A lot of my practice is based around the approachability of art and alternative methods or venues of displaying it. This is just another opportunity for me to break expectations of the typical art world models in every aspect—creation, viewing and commerce.- Chad Kouri

Prehistoric Creatures That Still Exist Today


unsettling paradigm shift - WHY?

worth a read:

Whitley, what you are saying here is totally in line with an article from the March issue of The Atlantic:
This article is so detailed, and well researched and written that I have been sending the link to as many people as possible. We have to come to some understanding of the "why" of all of this before we can even begin to address the problem. And how do we address this challenge that dates back literally hundreds of years? That is a huge question and it will be a trial for our very souls for years to come.
Regarding the young couple that murdered and injured so many people in the tragedy in San Bernardino, I can only say that some kind of cleverly disguised form of duality is going on that allows these people to disassociate their daily lives from the deeply embedded Islamic part of themselves. What strikes me is that a young mother was willing to leave her 6 month-old baby to pursue jihad, knowing she was facing martyrdom for her cause. This is actually an very non-Islamic thing to do for a woman. As the Islamic state seeks to recruit women, it is for traditional reasons and mainly to provide mates to the men, take care of the home, and have more babies to fill the future ranks of the Islamic State. Young women involved in terrorism rarely are 'warriors', and their direct involvement rarely goes beyond being suicide bombers. One of the people involved in the Paris disaster was also a woman, but little has been revealed about her part in it, other than that she died during a blast when the police stormed the building where she and other terrorists were supposedly in hiding.
So, what else is going on? Does anyone else feel that it is more than an odd coincidence that our own military announced in the last few days that women will now be allowed to be actively involved in the battlefield?
There appears to be an unsettling paradigm shift going on regarding the 'sacred' feminine energies. Women are not just seeking equality with men, which is as it should be, but they are also acting like men, and not just the best qualities of men.  As I have posted a few times here at Unknown Country, using the name of ISIS for the Islamic State may be undermining the sacred feminine in a particularly insidious way and altering consciousness in ways that are currently beyond our understanding.
At the risk of sounding ‘New Age’, for years we have been hearing from many out there, including William Henry, of the return of the ‘Sacred Feminine’.  At this point, and maybe it is because I am a woman, I sense that this concept has been hijacked and to no good end for any one. That softer, nurturing energy is slowly but surely being drained from consciousness and on many levels. It is wrong and reflects a reality totally out of balance which is reflected in everything from politics, to religion, culture, and even Nature.
The Sacred Feminine is being systematically murdered via a slow tortuous death.
So, before we start assessing blame and pointing fingers about terrorism, destruction, and Islam, we need to go deep within and discover how each and every one of us have contributed to the state of our world and reality. Words, thoughts,and symbols are software deeply embedded in reality and driving the current ‘program’. ’Soft’ is an adjective that may be considered feminine in nature. Isn’t it interesting that a computer cannot run without ‘software’?
Oddly enough, this posting did not end up going the direction that I planned, and I can only add that the words came from my soul in ways that I don't even fully comprehend in this moment.

not in my name

US Has Killed More Than 20 Million In 37 Nations Since WWII



idiot sperm donors and mad scientists

This shit scares me - really really scares me... (your frightened editor)

I Considered Cloning Myself -- But I'm Having Second Thoughts

by Stephen Moss, The Guardian

A British couple have paid $100,000 to clone their dog. But however tempting the process might be for a human egoist, it would destroy the point of life: that it ends.

(and this idiot goes on:)

I guess I could have become a sperm donor instead, but I worried too much about being traced by offspring wanting handouts. My egoism was tempered by emotional and fiscal wariness.

Hey, Bud, those would be your kids - you bleeping idiot... you ego-maniac, psychopath...

So let's just say there are too many people running around the planet like this knucklehead...


I fathered 800 children, claims sperm donor
by Natalie Morton & Sarah Bell, BBC News
An unlicensed UK sperm donor has been connecting with intended parents online for 16 years, donating once a week and charging $50 a pop.

brain bending gifs

go see more HERE


thought for the day: Einstein and The Hopi

Einstein is an honorable mention to me. The real thinkers he mentions were the one "tribe" he did meet in 1930, the Hopi. Einstein remarked only once that, "Among all people, 12 year-old children (of the Hopi) were the best prepared to grasp his "Theory of Relativity."
Remember he met with only one "tribe" as far as I know. Just think what he might have said if he had met with the other Original peoples of Turtle Island and around the world! My heroes, the ancestors, too many to mention, have never left the paradigm of Native thought because it is a source and not a resource.
Now if you think about the world these Native children were experiencing and how little of the western educational experiment they were exposed to, then it makes sense from the get-go - how long they were already living 'in Relativity' rather than the 'Theory of' it.  In other words, they had no western education from the day they were born until the time they met Einstein, a westerner!

Just think if he had met more than one "Original Nation" rather than one 'tribe' ???

big little people news: ancient tools and the hobbitt

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The diminutive prehistoric human species dubbed the "Hobbit" that inhabited the isle of Flores apparently had company on other Indonesian islands long before our species, Homo sapiens, arrived on the scene.
Scientists on Wednesday announced the discovery of stone tools at least 118,000 years old at a site called Talepu on the island of Sulawesi, indicating a human presence. The scientists said no fossils of these individuals were found in conjunction with the tools, leaving the toolmakers' identity a mystery.
"We now have direct evidence that when modern humans arrived on Sulawesi, supposedly between 60,000 and 50,000 years ago and aided by watercraft, they must have encountered an archaic group of humans that was already present on the island long before," said archaeologist Gerrit van den Bergh of University of Wollongong in Australia.
The 2004 announcement of the discovery in a Flores cave of fossils of Homo floresiensis, a species about 3 feet 6 inches (1.1 meter) tall that made tools and hunted little elephants, jolted the scientific community.
"Like on Flores, where Homo floresiensis evolved under isolated conditions over a period of almost 1 million years, Sulawesi could also have harbored an isolated human lineage. And the search for fossil remains of the Talepu toolmaker is now open," van den Bergh said.
Scientists have been eager to unravel the region's history of human habitation. Sulawesi may have served as a stepping stone for the first people to reach Australia roughly 50,000 years ago.
"Major islands such as Flores, Sulawesi, Luzon, and perhaps others as well, could have served as natural experiments in human evolution, and could throw new light on human evolution in general," van den Bergh added.
The species that made the tools may have reached Sulawesi by drifting over the ocean on tsunami debris, he said.
The researchers described 311 stone tools, most made of a very hard limestone. Archaeologist Adam Brumm of Australia's Griffith University said they were produced by humans striking one stone with another, fashioning smaller pieces with knife-like sharpness.
"They mostly comprise simple sharp-edged flakes of stone that no doubt would have been useful for basic tasks like cutting up meat, shaping wooden implements, and so on," Brumm said.
Found nearby were fossils of an extinct elephant relative and extinct giant pig with warthog-like tusks.
The research was published in the journal Nature.
(Reporting by Will Dunham; Editing by Sandra Maler)

Not on my plate!

Jack's Daily Dose:

I like salmon baked, broiled, grilled and barbecued. But there’s one way I don’t like it, and that’s with the gene of an ugly monster fish spliced into it.

Yet that’s exactly what’s headed for your dinner table right now, as the FDA has approved a genetically modified Frankenfish despite more question marks than the Riddler’s costume.
The feds claim they reviewed more than two decades of research before approving this monstrosity. What they WON’T say is that most of those studies had more conflicts than a soap opera.

They were small — in some cases looking at just SIX fish! — and funded by the company that makes the horrible things. And despite those huge flaws, those studies STILL managed to uncover potentially serious risks.

One found the fish may be more likely to cause allergic reactions, while another found higher levels of a growth hormone linked to multiple forms of cancer in humans.

Does that sound like something you’d want to serve for dinner? Of course not — and those aren’t the only problems with these Frankenfish.

The new salmon will be farmed in Panama from eggs raised in Canada and sold in United States.

By the time they reach you, those fish will have more miles on them than an old tire!
It might taste like one too, when you consider the gene they used to modify it came from the ocean pout, a nasty bottom feeder that looks like a two-foot slug. When fishermen catch one, they usually say “UGH! What the heck is that ugly thing?” and throw it back.

Now, the ocean pout will be part of every AquAdvantage Atlantic salmon.

The company behind the new salmon says it might be two years or more before the fish are in U.S. stores. Even then, they claim the shipments might be small at first.

But once they do reach stores, there will be no way to tell what’s what since genetically modified foods don’t have to be labeled. Fortunately, there will still be one way to get an honest-to-goodness normal fish, and that’s to make sure you eat only wild-caught salmon.
It’s gotten harder to find these days because of some shady label-swapping — so before your next fish dinner, be sure to read this free report from the Daily Dose archives.

And there’s always that other option: Go out and catch one yourself. - 

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ta da - good idea


fly with the angels

in memory of my dearest coolest brother Danny (Thurman) Bland, born 2-19-63, died 1-12-16
We met in 1996, I was 38. He was 31. He is gone. Cancer stole him.


Whitley's Journal | The Why of Islamic Terrorism | unknowncountry

CLICK: Whitley's Journal | The Why of Islamic Terrorism | unknowncountry

I don't know about you but I have had enough of religion... all of it... this post about the Islam religion by Whitley Streiber cleared up some of my confusion... I don't BELIEVE, I think... this is your thought bomb for today... 


never mind

Should We Solar Panel the Sahara Desert? ( A bunch of experts weigh in. No one questions the insane premise. Why does everything have to revolve around a magic monoculture/all-eggs-in-one-basket ("Manhattan project" style) techno-jihad against planet earth? And BTW, what about asking the Africans (you know, the people who own the territory in question?) first, before discussing it behind their backs? (I love how the underlying assumption is "We Westerners can just agree up front on this grand thing we're going to do, and then get approval from indigenous peoples later.") Never mind that. What about rethinking your lifestyle and restructuring your economic reality in such a way that it doesn't require paving the freakin' Sahara desert with solar panels in the first place? But in any case: Why wouldn't you want to just make the Sahara into a lovely (cactus) garden, say? Aren't plants a much better way to harvest sunlight (and CO2) than solar panels?


Coconut Orange Moisturizing Sugar Scrub Recipe

Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to exfoliate and moisturize all in one step? With this sugar scrub, you can do just that! It only takes THREE ingredients to make, and it leaves skin feeling soft, smooth, and refreshed.

Coconut Orange Moisturizing Sugar Scrub Recipe
1/2 cup Shea Butter
1/2 cup Coconut Sugar
10 drops of Orange Essential Oil (or more, depending on your preference)

Measure 1/2 cup of coconut sugar and place into a medium sized mixing bowl. Scoop 1/2 cup of shea butter into a smaller bowl.
Warm the shea butter for thirty seconds in the microwave. It won’t be completely melted, but it will be softer and easier to mix with the sugar. Pour the shea butter into the bowl with the coconut sugar, and mix well.
Add the essential oil, and mix again. To finish, spoon the mixture into a glass container. I like to use recycled jars that I have around the house.

Makes 1/2 cup of sugar scrub.

How to Use:
Start with a quarter-sized amount of scrub and massage onto skin in circular motions. The heat from your hands (or steam from the shower) will soften the shea butter. Rinse, and rub the remaining shea butter into the skin to lock in moisture.
*Coconut sugar is a little bigger than standard white sugar, and it is brown in color. It also has a stronger scent. The larger granules might be too harsh for sensitive skin. Always do a small patch test to avoid irritating skin. Do not use on facial skin.
*Make small batches to avoid fresh ingredients going rancid.
*Decorate jars with stickers and ribbons to give as gifts!
*Exfoliate before applying a self tanner for a more even tan.

rest in peace DB

David Bowie - Because there's something alien in all of him and because he's a shape-shifting genius. We will miss him...

Read Up!

There are two important newletters I read via email:

Jim Hightower: HERE

Sales over science, profit over people, greed over need

The great American medicine show, a spectacle of deceit, manipulation, and flimflammery

Butterflies waft across a beautiful field of spring flowers. A delightful young family bicycles joyously down a country lane. A couple on a park bench leans sensually into each other. A 40-something woman's face radiates with both perfect beauty and internal happiness. "All's right with the world," is the message... as long as you've taken your dosages of Lunesta, Celebrex, Cialis, and Botox.
Welcome to medicated America, where the fix for every problem--from incontinence to erectile dysfunction, stiff joints to mood swings, weight gain to wrinkles-- is just a prescription away. Thus the beautiful images, stirring music, attractive actors, and soothing words in the omnipresent, multibillion-dollar kaleidoscope of drug advertising by Pfizer, Merck, Eli Lilly, Johnson & Johnson, and other giants of Big Pharma--all pitching their particular brand-name nostrum directly at us hoi polloi (the industry spends a fourth of its income on ads and other promotions, nearly double its expenditures on research and development). The corporate come-ons typically conclude with a phrase that has achieved cliche status in America's vernacular: "Ask your doctor if 'Suprema Wundercure' is right for you."


This common antibiotic could kill you
Nearly everyone has taken azithromycin at some point -- and if you've been given a "Z-Pak" yourself, be glad you survived the experience! New research shows azithromycin and other antibiotics in its class can increase your risk of serious heart problems and even death from heart problems.
Read the full story.  

The idea is to THINK here folks... That is your thought bomb for today!


mind blowing

Terence Kemp McKenna (November 16, 1946 – April 3, 2000) was an American philosopher, psychonaut, ethnobotanist, lecturer, writer and author of several books. He spoke and wrote about a variety of subjects, including psychedelic drugs, plant-based entheogens, shamanism, metaphysics, alchemy, language, culture, technology and the theoretical origins of human consciousness. He was also the creator of a mathematical theory of time based on patterns found in the I Ching which he termed novelty theory.

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“The shaman is not merely a sick man, or a madman; he is a sick man who has healed himself.”
– Terence McKenna

Make an Herbal Tincture by using the Folk Method

1 cup vodka
4 ounces of fresh herb or 2 ounces of dried herb
Crush or chop the herb. Place the herb in a jar. (Canning jars are excellent). Cover the herb with the vodka. Add extra vodka if needed to ensure that the herb is completely submerged in the vodka. Place a lid on the jar. Label the jar with the name of the herb, liquid, and date that you started the preparation. Store the jar in a warm place. (On top of a refrigerator is a good location). Shake the jar vigorously twice daily. After two or more weeks, strain out the liquid using cheesecloth. Press the herbs while straining so that you will reap the maximum healing benefits from your tincture. Pour the tincture into glass bottles for storage. Carefully label each one. Use the same labeling information that you had on the prior label. Include dosing information. The dose varies depending upon the herb which you are using. Compost the spent herb. That is called the marc.
Tinctures which are designed to be used long-term may be prepared with vinegar. Vinegar is an excellent menstruum for extracting vitamins and minerals.


Word of the Day: Cure

According to Dr. Leonard Caldwell, there are over 300 cures for cancer but most doctors are required by law to use surgery, radiation or chemotherapy before any proven holistic measures such as the Rife Machine, THC Oil, etc..
 This is but one small example of how beneficial technology and ideas have been suppressed from us, all in the interests of money, greed and eugenics.

For example, the last thing that Big Pharma cured was polio and they realized that there is no money in providing a cure for anything.  Essentially, Big Pharma places a bandaid over our illnesses and diseases through perpetual maintenance versus finding a cure.  From this point forward, Big Pharma will focus on cures instead of temporary bandages that support their industry through lifelong medications.
A new breed of doctors will emerge who place holistic treatment ahead of anything else.  In time, the Big Pharma doctor will either need to learn holistic medicine or will be phased out of existence. Of course, there are some things that cannot be cured and need maintenance through Big Pharma, but instead of using holistic treatment as a last resort, it will become the primary option.

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imagine are Lyrics to a John Lennon song … John definitely had it right.

Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people living for today
Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people living life in peace
You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one
Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people sharing all the world
You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Old Grudges!

Old Grudges


Dr. Amy Helen Bell:

My aunt told me this story when I was a child and I finally tracked down the original headstone at the Lake George United Church near Harvey Station NB. In 1915 a young girl named Trixie Hoyt had a suitor who got her pregnant, and she went to St Stephen to her aunt’s house to have the baby. Her parents did not like the young man, and had his letters to her sent back, and hers to him intercepted. The girl died in childbirth, not knowing the young man had written, and her parents brought her body home to be buried. Her headstone is the largest in the Churchyard, and reads: “In this cold Grave I lie, I was too young to die. Young friends, I was not to blame- to destroy my life it was his aim. Here is my deceiver’s Name: XXXXXX. We know that God is just and true, and will give this bold wretch his due.” The young man tried to come to the funeral, and apparently the mother denounced him as a murderer in the church. A few years later he wanted to marry, and came to the churchyard in the dead of night to chisel out his name. The baby lived, called “Dolorous Odell” by his grandparents, and was raised by them.
How many old grudges are set in stone this way? Strange to think the two families probably lived within a mile of each other their whole lives.


Key Pressure Points

I remember having an oncoming migraine and my Lakota sister used pressure points (on my hands and head) to stop it - it worked! ... Read up on reflexology... Your Thought Bomb for today...


MYSTERY: Northern Forests Are Crucial Carbon Sink

Giant, Mysterious Body of Water Found Under China Desert

The Tarim basin in China’s northwestern Xinjiang province, which covers about 350,000 square miles, is one of the driest places you could imagine. Surrounded by mountains that block the passage of moist air from the ocean, it doesn’t get much rainfall — less than 4 inches annually. And the shallow, silt-laden Tarim river doesn’t provide much water, either.

Paradoxically, though, Chinese scientists have discovered  that the Tarim basin actually has an enormous supply of water — 10 times the amount in all five of North America’s Great Lakes combined, in fact. The problem is that the water in a gigantic aquifer that they describe as an underground ocean. It’s too salty for the region’s impoverished residents to use, but it apparently plays a role in helping to slow climate change.

The findings were reported in a recent article in Geophysical Research Letters.

“This is a terrifying amount of water,” professor Li Yan, who led the study at the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography in Urumqi, the Xinjiang capital, told the South China Morning Post. “Our estimate is a conservative figure — the actual amount could be larger.”

The scientists actually discovered the immense underground ocean while investigating carbon dioxide absorption by the region.  Ain Nature Climate Change, which found that the Mojave Desert acts as a carbon sink, suggested that the world’s deserts might play a role similar to oceans and forests in soaking up and storing some of the excess carbon emissions from human activity.

The Chinese scientists obtained deep underground water samples from nearly 200 locations in the basin and measured the carbon dioxide in them, and then compared it to the levels in the snowmelt that gradually seeps into the ground from the surrounding mountains.
The area’s alkaline soil helps the carbon dioxide to dissolve into the water, Li said.
Li described the carbon dioxide-rich water in the ground as “like a can of Coke.”  If the aquifer were somehow opened, “all the greenhouse gas will escape into the atmosphere.”
separate study by German scientists found that the region’s underground water may actually be getting saltier, as a result of massive cotton farming in the region and resulting agricultural runoff.

Jim Hightower | Why have major TV networks pulled the plug on Bernie?

Jim Hightower | Why have major TV networks pulled the plug on Bernie?



January 1962

As a Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) officer, a 20-year-old
Sanders leads students in a multi-week sit-in to oppose segregation in
off-campus housing owned by the University of Chicago.

did you know?

Tell you heart you love it, over and over and over.., and tell your water, too... your thought bomb for today


prescription medicine addiction is a much larger monster


Dr.f Peter Rost is the former Vice President at Pfizer, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. In this interview, he explains how multi-national corporations are able to buy studies and influence and perpetuate lies to the masses.

Pharmaceutical companies are literally controlling the masses through not only funneling bribes through the system but by also overmedicating our society. When we speak of drug addiction, we often have this picture of a cocaine user or a meth user, but the fact is, prescription medicine addiction is a much larger monster. People can’t just quit. So the cycle continues to break us all down. One medication leads to another medication which leads to another medication. The Pharmaceutical companies quite literally invent illness for the sake of treating it with their own made up products.

The entire spectacle is largely criminal, but coveted and protected by those who are bribed by the pharmaceutical companies, including our very own Government. We have focused literally no time or energy on natural cures. Doctors often suggest statins over dietary changes. The entire base of the system is tainted, penetrated by pharmaceutical bribes that most people are simply unwilling to give up.

Pluto in Capricorn

Pluto in Capricorn

Pluto is in the sign of Capricorn from 2008 until 2021. Capricorn represents all forms of structure. Think of a house: it has walls, a roof, doors and windows. This is the structure and framework of the house. Now replace the walls and roof and such with governments, and financial and societal structures. Can you see where I am going with this?
Pluto going through Capricorn is bringing to the fore all the dirty secretes, hidden agendas and corruption of our governments, political structures and so forth. This is manifesting in the breakdown of financial system, the housing market, and the corrupt food and health systems – and this is to name a few. The people are now demanding to know what is going on (Pluto) and who is responsible (Capricorn) . The truth is being revealed on all levels.
Pluto going through Capricorn is bringing to the fore all the dirty secretes, hidden agendas and corruption of our governments, political structures and so forth. This is manifesting in the breakdown of financial system, the housing market, and the corrupt food and health systems – and this is to name a few. The people are now demanding to know what is going on (Pluto) and who is responsible (Capricorn) . The truth is being revealed on all levels.
Uranus is in the sign Aries from 2010 till 2019. Aries is the first sign in the zodiac, and symbolizes new beginnings. In evolutionary terms, the Aries energy is trying to define itself through initiating new experiences, and it needs the necessary freedom and independence to do so. Uranus in Aries is looking at the collective identity, feeling that it needs to revolutionize and re-identify itself in a completely new and unconditioned way. The people are reinventing their identities.

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Kim Peek - The Real Rain Man [1/5]

Science of Stress

But no researcher has done more to illuminate the invisible threads that weave mind and body together than Dr. Esther Sternberg. Her groundbreaking work on the link between the central nervous system and the immune system, exploring how immune molecules made in the blood can trigger brain function that profoundly affects our emotions, has revolutionized our understanding of the integrated being we call a human self. In the immeasurably revelatory The Balance Within: The Science Connecting Health and Emotions (public library), Sternberg examines the interplay of our emotions and our physical health, mediated by that seemingly nebulous yet, it turns out, remarkably concrete experience called stress.

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16 Uncomfortable Feelings That Actually Indicate You’re On the Right Path

7 Things Everyone Should Learn Before They Die

recycle it

If something can't be reused, repaired, refurbished or otherwise repurposed, the next best thing is to recycle it. Here's a (by no means exhaustive) list of resources in Canada (organized by location) to help you do just that:


Freecycle ( i use them lots)
H&M — clothing and textiles

North America

BabyEarthRENEW — baby equipment
Call2Recycle — batteries and cell phones
Crazy Crayons Recycle Program — crayons
Earth 911
Goodwill Industries International, Inc.
Home Depot — holiday lights
Lions Clubs — eyeglasses
St. Jude's Ranch for Children — new and used greeting cards
Think Recycle — cell phones, laptops, print cartridges
Value Village



mob dumping? Land of Fires?

Italy confirms higher cancer, death rates from mob dumping

FILE -- In this Nov. 18, 2013 photo, rubbish is piled up on the edge of cultivated land near Caivano, in the surroundings of Naples, southern Italy. An Italian parliament-mandated health survey has confirmed higher-than-normal incidents of death and cancer among residents in and around Naples, thanks to decades of toxic waste dumping by the local Camorra mob. The report by the National Institute of Health said it was "critical" to address the rates babies in the provinces of Naples and Caserta being hospitalized in the first year of life for "excessive" instances of tumors, especially brain tumors. (AP Photo/Salvatore Laporta)

ROME — An Italian parliament-mandated health survey has confirmed higher-than-normal incidents of death and cancer among residents in and around Naples, thanks to decades of toxic waste dumping by the local Camorra mob.
The report by the National Institute of Health said it was "critical" to address the rates of babies in the provinces of Naples and Caserta who are being hospitalized in the first year of life for "excessive" instances of tumors, especially brain tumors.
The report, which updated an initial one in 2014, blamed the higher-than-usual rates on "ascertained or suspected exposure to a combination of environmental contaminants that can be emitted or released from illegal hazardous waste dump sites and/or the uncontrolled burning of both urban and hazardous waste."
Residents have long complained about adverse health effects from the dumping, which has poisoned the underground wells that irrigate the farmland which provides vegetables for much of Italy's center and south. Over the years, police have sequestered dozens of fields because their irrigation wells contained high levels of lead, arsenic and the industrial solvent tetrachloride.
Authorities say the contamination is due to the Camorra's multibillion-dollar racket in disposing of toxic waste, mainly from industries in Italy's wealthy north that ask no questions about where the garbage goes as long as it's taken off their hands — for a fraction of the cost of legal disposal. In recent years, Camorra turncoats have revealed how the mafia racket works, directing police to specific sites where toxic garbage was dumped.
In 2014, parliament passed a law mandating the National Institute of Health, a public institution under the Health Ministry, to report on the rates of death, hospitalization and cancer in the 55 municipalities in the so-called "Land of Fires."
The new report, released Dec. 30 with little fanfare, confirmed what residents have long known, an area priest, the Rev. Maurizio Patriciello, wrote Saturday in Avvenire, the newspaper of the Italian bishops' conference which has long advocated on behalf of the area's residents.
"Can we claim victory? Absolutely not," he wrote. "In this shameful, sad and painful story, we have lost everything. The government above all."


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