Sunday, August 23, 2015

She Picks Up This Fluffy Puppy And Tells Him to Sleep: UNBELIEVABLE!

Is this little girl actually hypnotizing these animals? Check this one
out -- amazing! I could sure use her on nights when I can't sleep (~.~)
via LittleThings

She Picks Up This Fluffy Puppy And Tells Him to Sleep: UNBELIEVABLE!

Is this little girl actually hypnotizing these animals? Check this one
out -- amazing! I could sure use her on nights when I can't sleep (~.~)
> via LittleThings

FOR SHAME! OxyContin now approved for use on children!

Where we are now in this country:  Greed overrules common sense every time!

FDA and Big Pharma Lock Arms and Approve OxyContin for Use in Children in Order to Extend Patent and Make Money!

Purdue Pharma LP, announced in 2012 the plan to test OxyContin on children in order to extend their patent

EXCERPT:  For Purdue Pharma LP, this one medication generated more that $2.8 billion dollars in sales with numerous companies seeking after the ability to produce their own generic versions and get their hands in the pot.  Yet, Purdue Pharma LP, figured out a way to protect their own cash cow.  Their method was to utilize the FDA's pediatric testing incentive for drugs, which gave the company a patent extension for conducting clinical trials on children. (1)

Due to greed and corruption at the highest tier, 150 children between the ages of 6 and 16 were enrolled into a multi-site trial.  What makes this worse is not just that children were used in order to increase profitability for this drug company and others tied into the trickle down/up money effect, but that the FDA has taken these studies and has now approved OxyContin for children's use.

The FDA used Purdue Pharma LP's research in order to approve OxyContin for children

The FDA completed a press release hoping to convince the public that they are only watching out for the nation's children.  They report that the drug is approved in order to help children who experience cancer pain, extensive trauma or surgeries that require long-term pain management.  The FDA reports that due to the studies completed by Purdue Pharma LP, they now can help your 11-16 year old child manage extensive pain that they had to endure prior to the FDA's approval.(2)

For those who believe that this medication could indeed be helpful, first consider that OxyContin is a gateway drug for heroin.  Now also consider that nine out of ten Americans who meet criteria for addiction diagnosis start smoking, drinking or using before the age of 18. (3)  According to the CDC, opioids kill an average of 44 people a day in the United States.(4)

The FDA wants you to believe they are protecting the nation's children, yet they do not seem to care about the long-term impact of addiction for your child or your family

It is important for parents to educate themselves.  The FDA has a clear conscience and wants the public to believe that they are protecting the nation's children from experiencing long-suffering.  Are they?  Have they thought about the child and family that survives a traumatic and painful disease/injury only to face addiction on the other side?  Have they considered the painful process of opioid detox?  Have they considered how addiction can tear a family apart and can even kill a person?  Have they forgotten how many prescription medications are used improperly or sold on the streets by teens?

This is a bold and careless move that is money centric.  If you have a child that is ill, suffering pain or had a traumatic injury, consider healthy pain management or alternative treatments.  Research shows that OxyContin is not the only effective pain management for children; it also shows the benefits of therapy, massage, acupuncture, essential oils, food, vitamins and exercise.

Seek out a trusted practitioner to provide treatment for your child.  Gather research and data, and allow your child's treatment team to make an informed decision. Surround yourself with people who will help advocate for your child's best interest and do not let a treatment team make decisions for your child without your approval.

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Saturday, August 22, 2015

1930s Germany deja vu?

By Jaime O'Neill


The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

My memory isn't as good as it used to be so maybe that's the problem, but I simply don't remember my country being this ugly when I was younger. Oh sure, there was always lots of ugliness, including the racism, the xenophobia, the crabbed and mean spirited hatred of others that looks particularly bad when it is so common in a country as rich and favored as ours has been.

There have been always been those ugly faces that exemplified the worst we had in our national character, faces like Joe McCarthy's, for instance, or George Wallace's, or John Mitchell's, Nixon's Attorney General. And there have been marketers of malice and mania in the past, too, precursors to Limbaugh, Savage, Beck, and the rest, guys like Joe Pine, or Morton Downey, Jr., who pioneered such ugliness on television, or Father Coughlin back in the '30s, who sold fear, hate, and anti-Semitism on radio.

But the degree and the vehemence of our current ugliness seems to run much deeper and record itself even more darkly on Facebook, on Fox, or in the faces of the Republican men who seek the highest office in the land.

The hordes of yahoos abroad in the land are frightening, and it is, perhaps, no surprise that one of the notable cultural phenomena of the last couple of decades has been the popularity of the zombie apocalypse, that nightmare of walking dead who are menacing everyone else, a metaphor, perhaps, for our fear of what we see everywhere from Wal-Mart to the field of Republican candidates for POTUS.

When the audiences for those people cheer disdain for teachers, applaud the idea of forcing 11-year-old girls to carry the fetus created by a rapist to term, and when they hoot and holler for a rich crook who dodged the draft as he mimics the vigilante killing of an American soldier who was taken prisoner in Afghanistan, we are putting our national ugliness on open display, looking dangerously like the way Germany looked when Hitler was on his rise to power. The ugliness of our people could hardly have gotten uglier than when a young woman on Fox commented on the news of former President Jimmy Carter's cancer, saying "a cancer got cancer," and "boo hoo." Her sentiments were echoed by untold numbers of comments on various right wing websites, spread on Facebook, and shared wherever the uglies shared ugliness. And though comparisons to the Nazis are routinely denounced by commentators on the right and on the left, the parallels seem obvious, and undeniable. Throughout the 1920s, Germany's economy was in the tank. Unhappy reactionary Germans wanted a scape goat, wanted someone who would fuel their anger, someone who could manipulate their fears and focus all of that discontent. They wanted a strong man who would reclaim an imagined former greatness. They hungered for a strong military again, and for aggression to replace what they perceived as the passive acceptance of dictates from other nations they saw as inferior.

Meanwhile, the idea of German "exceptionalism" gained ever greater and more belligerent currency, manifesting itself as a kind of nationalism based on the idea of a "superior race," the Aryan mythology that could be used to impose its will on lesser people.

When a right wing talk radio host in Iowa (the heartland), promotes the idea of enslaving Mexican farm workers who are here illegally, and when that notion is not met with condemnation by the entire population, you know the country is settling very deep into the muck, miring itself in the worst kind of ugliness, hungering for a police state even while the most vociferous supporters of government intrusion in our lives insist that they was for smaller government.

Meanwhile, our news media seems complicit in spreading the tale as the fascists want it to be told. Meanwhile, the liberals equivocate or remain silent, telling themselves, as they did in Germany, that such madness would surely be self-limiting, that the nation would, sooner or later, see where such hatred and fear mongering can lead. Meanwhile, the right wingers, emboldened, grew ever more extreme, ever more hateful, using their twisted interpretations of religion to justify the most ungodly things imaginable. Meanwhile, the "moderates" were seen rushing ever rightward, their status as people with moderate views distorting the very definition of moderation, pushing the national conversation into a kind of "newspeak" in which war equals peace and justice equals summary executions by out-of-control cops. Meanwhile, the corporatists, the industrialists, the wealthiest few, the shielded, entitled, and most privileged, threw their money and power behind the men who promised to ensure the advantages that had made them so rich and powerful in the first place.

And so, when a demagogue steps forward, a man with an odd way of arranging his hair and a promise to make the homeland great again, the most thuggish elements begin to scream "seig heil," and ugliness is loosed upon the land.

I think of the first stanza of the William Butler Yeats' poem, written in the immediate aftermath of World War I, as the seeds of resentment that would sprout Nazism were beginning to grow in Germany.

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

And, reading those words nearly a full century after they were written, I think that this is not an old poem I am reading; this is the news.


Thursday, August 20, 2015

Donald Trump's Song of Himself

Donald Trump's Song of Himself
By Jaime O'Neill

I have a little world view
It suits me to a T
It may not work for everyone
But it surely works for me.

I think the poor are lazy
And not as good as me
A few may be good people,
But the rest want stuff for free.

I cherish all the women
But hope that you agree
Megyn Kelly is an awful bitch
And Rosie's real ug-ly.

Most Mexicans are rapists
That's plain for all to see
They're coming for our women
And their virginity.

I am a sublime human being
As special as can be
That's why I'm so rewarded
And have so much mon-ey.

That old 14th Amendment
Just don't work for me
Don't want no anchor babies
Livin' here for free.

I say a prayer for trickle down
Each time I take a pee
It works so well to keep me rich
And livin' life tax-free.

In fact, I get lotsa other breaks
In the form of subsidies
The politicians give me real good deals
Nearly anytime I sneeze.

I'll build a really pretty wall
And name it after me
Mexicans will be made to pay
So they can't come aqui.

We'll be the best that ever was
Or that will ever be
Trumpland (aka America)
From sea to Trumpish sea.

Pundits say that what I do
Is campaign pornography
And that the "awful" things I say
Will sink the GOP.

But I don't give a tinker's damn
It doesn't bother me
More fun than this I couldn't buy
My ego's on a spree.

The media all just eat me up
Hell, I could charge a fee
And make all the TV hacks
Pay just to talk to me.

I'm nearly all the news you'll hear
From CNN to NBC
It's summer entertainment
But it's not democracy.

I don't care about that neither,
Because I'm all that's on TV
It may sometimes be ugly
But it's real reality

It ain't about good government
It's about celebrity
It's about sucking up all TV time
From Joe to Hannity.

And now this song is ending,
Though I hope that you will see
There's more to hear and more to love
About a wondrous guy like me.


Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Am sending this out, but I don't expect right wingers to believe it

"Media manipulation in the U.S. today is more efficient than it was in Nazi Germany, because here we have the pretense that we are getting all the information we want. That misconception prevents people from even looking for the truth." - Mark Crispin Miller

"A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will produce in time a people as base as itself." - Joseph Pulitzer

Those who are being taught by Fox Noise will never believe truth. Facts are rejected by Fox news "hosts" while they pump right-wing ideological B.S. into the minds of their viewers.  For those who have never watched Fox, I recommend tuning to that channel just to see how their loyal viewers are molded into robots, every second of every day. Be forewarned: It's like being catapulted into Upside-down Bizarro World where everything you know to be true is refuted with mind-manipulating falsehoods--often delivered by women chosen for their facial beauty, short skirts, long legs and high heels...and ignorance. They are Fox's eye candy for the men viewers who don't want truth--just give them lies put forth by long eye-lashed, heavily lipsticked female sex objects.  To keep viewers entertained and stimulated,  drumbeats and music designed to excite are continually heard behind the oft-appearing gigantic words "BREAKING NEWS!" and "ALERT!" Fear is the order of the day in practically everything they report (invent).  Known facts don't matter at all, because, of course, they are interested only in lining up the lemmings, brainwashing them to jump off whichever cliff they are promoting as "FEAR Cliff of the Day." 

Most Fox viewers will unquestioningly follow the leaders the network gives them (Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, Megyn Kelly, etc.) Well...just recently one exception has been brought to her knees by the man who has previously said he wanted to see a woman on her knees (hmm...who could That be?) Megyn Kelly, their once highly touted woman "anchor/reporter," has fallen into disfavor and been toppled from her perch by Donald Trump, who will brook no disagreement or hard questions from ANYone, including Fox.  Roger Ailes had to call the Donald to apologize to him for Megyn's harshness towards him with her debate question re. Trump's abusive comments about women.  We can't have King Donald unhappy, now, can we?  Especially when he is creating higher ratings for Fox (and all the other networks, too, for that matter). Fox viewers love Donald and want to see him become our President. (sigh.....

And this, ladies and gentlemen, is what we call journalistic "news" in today's world.  Can we possibly sink any Lower than this?  Stay tuned --I think the Donald and Fox will prove there is no bottom limit to their fake noise that has wholly mesmerized the far right wing. 

Following is one example of a scientifically proven truth (proven over and over and over) that will never be accepted by Fox, their corporate masters, or their dumbed-down viewers  (unless King Donald rocks the Fox boat again by telling them he believes the scientists).  

The 97 Percent Scientific Consensus on Climate Change Is Wrong—It's Even Higher

By Taylor Hill, editor at TakePart

The debate on global warming is over. Way over.

Jul 9, 2015

In May, Last Week Tonight host John Oliver attempted to visually demonstrate what a true debate on climate change should look like. Instead of bringing out one expert on either side of the issue, Oliver brought on set 97 scientists who support evidence that humans are causing global warming to argue with three climate skeptics—"a statistically representative climate change debate," he said.

The sketch was based on the "climate consensus," the notion that 97 percent of climate scientists agree that global warming is occurring and that humans are part of the problem.

But if Oliver really wanted to be up-to-date on his stats, he would have put 99.99 scientists on one side of the desk.

That's according to James L. Powell, director of the National Physical Sciences Consortium, who reviewed more than 24,000 peer-reviewed scientific articles on climate change published between 2013 and 2014.

Powell identified 69,406 authors named in the articles, four of whom rejected climate change as being caused by human emissions.

That's one in every 17,352 scientists. Oliver would need a much bigger studio to statistically represent that dispa

"The 97 percent is wrong, period," Powell said. "Look at it this way: If someone says that 97 percent of publishing climate scientists accept anthropogenic [human-caused] global warming, your natural inference is that 3 percent reject it. But I found only 0.006 percent who reject it. That is a difference of 500 tim

To obtain his figures, Powell—a member of the National Science Board under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush—reviewed the abstracts of 24,210 papers, searching for key words such as "global warming," "global climate change," and "climate change." He spent nine months reading titles and abstracts, finding only five articles (two from the same author) that clearly reject human-caused global warming or give another explanation for the rising temperatures. The paper isn't in the public domain yet, but Powell has sent it in to a peer-reviewed journal for publication this summer.

So, Why Should You Care?
Powell said correcting the commonly held climate consensus number of 97 percent to 99.99 percent is just one more step in the process of ending the climate debate.

"Publishing scientists are virtually unanimous: Anthropogenic global warming is true," Powell said. The quicker we understand that, he said, the quicker we can agree on the importance of cutting carbon emissions, which influence global temperatures, sea-level rise, long-term health, and the world's food supply.

But try telling that to large portions of Americans—a third of whom believe that global warming will either never happen (16 percent) or will not happen in their lifetime (17 percent), according to a March 2015 Gallup poll.

Read the Pew Research Center's January survey, and the divide between the scientific community and the general public on climate change appears even wider. The survey asked members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the general public if they believed the Earth was getting warmer owing to human activity.

While 87 percent of the AAAS community agreed that the Earth was getting warmer thanks to humans, only 50 percent of regular Joes agreed, and nearly half responded either that the Earth was getting warmer on its own or that there was no evidence of climate change at all.

Powell said he wasn't surprised to find the large disparity between those who reject and accept climate change in the scientific publishing world. He knew that in 2004 Naomi Oreskes, professor of the history of science at Harvard University, had reviewed 928 abstracts of articles on global warming, finding none that rejected it.

"Scientists have done so much more work since then," Oreskes told MSNBC. "For me, as a historian of science, it really feels like overkill. One starts to think, how many more times do we need to say this before we really get it and start to act on it?"

Oreskes coauthored the book Merchants of Doubt, which looks at how industry interest groups have placed "science experts" in different fields to deceive the public on issues such as tobacco, pharmaceuticals, and climate change. Her 2004 research was the first to find a consensus on climate change. Powell's work is just the latest to strengthen that argument. (Disclosure: The documentary Merchants of Doubt, which is based on Oreskes' book, was produced by Participant Media, TakePart's parent company.)

"Many people evidently feel that they can accept the findings of science that they agree with and reject those that they find offensive or inconvenient," Powell said. "But it doesn't work that way. Science is of a piece, all fitting together like a beautiful tapestry. To say that climate scientists are wrong is to say that all these fields are wrong and therefore science itself is wrong. But if it were, nothing would work. People can't have it both way


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Astronaut Edgar Mitchell tells the truth about UFOs

in this article that appeared in today's England's Daily Mail -- but, of course, it is denied by NASA and government officials.  The mainstream press call his words "bizarre"....(can't have people running screaming through the streets, ya' know...)  You won't see this article in the U.S. mainstream news, either printed or on TV, but what Mitchell says is the truth.  For anyone curious and wanting to explore the truth about aliens and UFOs, you might want to start with videos of Robert Dean's talks.  Dean was a Command Sgt. Major at SHAPE (Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers in Europe) in 1963 when he first was informed of the visitation to our planet by several alien groups.  He perused the files that were available to him with his Cosmic Top Secret clearance, and became consumed by what he calls "the greatest story in human history." As he says with great sincerity (and even some regret), "My life has not been the same since." 

The true story of humankind and how it came about is a part of what he learned in the papers that were called "The Assessment."  The information in those papers solves the mystery of the "missing link."  He tells us that now the human race is in the midst of transition -- what might be termed "a transcendent transformation into a higher form of life."   Edgar Mitchell and several other astronauts were aware of the alien presence on Earth -- and Mitchell is now speaking up about it.  Both Mitchell and Bob Dean are aware of the spiritual nature of our being. Not proponents of religion, they are wanting to make us aware of a new paradigm taking shape on our planet and in its inhabitants with the help of extra-terrestrial and multi-dimensional "elder brothers" who are watching over us to make sure we don't blow ourselves up.

If you are at all curious, the following video of Bob Dean's presentation in 2010 at a UFO conference in Madrid, Spain, tells the full story.  If you elect to watch the video (I highly recommend it), you will get a feeling for the kind of man Bob Dean is -- humble, truthful, sincere, articulate -- and frustrated that so few are aware of this "greatest story in human history." I've met him and spoken with him at several UFO conferences.  A better man is hard to find in our world.  I know him to be a completely honest, warm-hearted gentle man. But judge for yourself as you watch his presentation.  I believe it is time for more people to awaken to a broader understanding of who we are -- and Bob Dean's presentation is a good place to take the first step.  You can see it at:

Aliens tried to save America from nuclear war': UFOs shot at missiles in White Sands to protect Earth, claims former astronaut

  • Comment made by Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the moon 
  • He says UFO stories from high-ranking military officials back up claim 
  • 'Test missiles were frequently shot down by alien spacecraft,' he said 

Aliens came to Earth to stop a nuclear war between America and Russia, according the bizarre claim of a former astronaut.

Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the moon, says high-ranking military officials witnessed alien ships during weapons tests throughout the 1940s.

The UFOs, he says, were spotted hovering over the world's first nuclear weapons test which took place on July 16, 1945 in the desolate White Sands deserts of New Mexico.

Edgar Mitchell (left), the sixth man to walk on the moon, says high-ranking military sources witness alien ships hovering during weapons tests. The UFOs, he says, were seen during the world's first nuclear weapons test which took place on July 16, 1945 in the desolate White Sands deserts of New Mexico

The Nasa veteran has regularly spoken about his belief in aliens ever since he landed on the surface of the moon during the Apollo 14 mission in 1971.

'White Sands was a testing ground for atomic weapons - and that's what the extra-terrestrials were interested in,' the 84-year-old Texan told Mirror Online. 

'They wanted to know about our military capabilities. 

'My own experience talking to people has made it clear the ETs had been attempting to keep us from going to war and help create peace on Earth.'

Dr Mitchell says stories from people who manned missile bases during the 20th Century back up his claims.

Edgar Mitchell, a veteran of the Apollo 14 mission in 1971, says stories from people who manned missile bases during the 20th Century back up his claims. 'Other officers from bases on the Pacific coast told me their [test] missiles were frequently shot down by alien spacecraft,' he said

'Other officers from bases on the Pacific coast told me their [test] missiles were frequently shot down by alien spacecraft,' he said.

He previously said supposedly real-life ET's were similar to the traditional image of a small frame, large eyes and head.

He claimed our technology is 'not nearly as sophisticated' as theirs and 'had they been hostile', he warned 'we would be been gone by now'.

Nick Pope, a former Ministry of Defence UFO researcher, told that Dr Mitchell's comments are all based on second-hand reports.

'Even where Mitchell's sources are genuine, how do we know they have access to classified information about UFOs?' asks Pope.

'White Sands was a testing ground for atomic weapons - and that's what the extra-terrestrials were interested in,' the 84-year-old told Mirror Online. 'My own experience talking to people has made it clear the ETs had been attempting to keep us from going to war and help create peace on Earth.'

UFO believers say it's no coincidence that aliens showed up very shortly after we'd developed atomic weapons and rocket technology, as this is when they were alerted to the threat we pose to the wider cosmos.

'Ironically, governments have sometimes secretly promoted belief in UFOs, because if someone sees a secret prototype aircraft or drone, it's much better to have it reported as a flying saucer than recognised for what it is,' said Pope.  

'None of this is to say that there haven't been some genuinely fascinating and unexplained UFO sightings around nuclear facilities and military bases, but just because a UFO sighting is unexplained, it doesn't follow that it's extraterrestrial.'

'In a final irony, the very conspiracy theorists who believe Edgar Mitchell when he talks about aliens don't believe him when he talks about his moon mission, because they think it was all done on a film set.' 

This image was taken during the Apollo 14 mission in February 1971 of US astronauts Alan Shepard (left) and Edgar Mitchell (right). The Apollo XIV mission, the third mission to land on the moon, was launched on January 31, 1971 and landed on the moon on February 5, 1971

Dr Mitchell, who has a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering and a Doctor of Science degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics also says the Roswell cover up was real.

'This is really starting to open up,' he told a radio show several years ago. 'I think we're headed for real disclosure and some serious organisations are moving in that direction.'

Officials from Nasa were quick to play the comments down.

In a statement at the time, a spokesman said: 'Nasa does not track UFOs. Nasa is not involved in any sort of cover up about alien life on this planet or anywhere in the universe.

'Dr Mitchell is a great American, but we do not share his opinions on this issue.'


While Edgar Mitchell may believe aliens attempted to save Earth from nuclear war, others have claimed ET has proved it.  

Earlier this year, physicist Dr John Brandenburg said he believes an ancient civilisation on Mars was wiped out by a nuclear attack from another alien race.

Dr Brandenburg says ancient Martians known as Cydonians and Utopians were massacred in the attack - and evidence of the genocide can still be seen today. 

Back in 2011 the scientist first postulated that the red colour on Mars could have been due to a naturally occurring thermonuclear explosion.

'The Martian surface is covered with a thin layer of radioactive substances including uranium, thorium and radioactive potassium - and this pattern radiates from a hot spot on Mars,' he told Fox News at the time. 

'A nuclear explosion could have sent debris all around the planet.'

But since then he has advanced his theory to the level that he now no longer thinks it was a naturally occurring explosion - but rather one planned by an intelligent alien race.

According to Vice, the conclusion of his latest paper says that nuclear isotopes in the atmosphere resembling hydrogen bomb tests 'may present an example of civilisation wiped out by a nuclear attack from space.'

Earlier this year, physicist Dr John Brandenburg said an ancient civilisation on Mars was wiped out by a nuclear attack from another alien race. He claims there is evidence for two nuclear explosions on the red planet (image from his paper shown)