Tuesday, November 30, 2010

What Monsanto Doesn't Want You To Know-The Genetic Food Conspiracy

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We are told genetic foods are safe but in the following documentaries we are told something very different, and what we are told is backed up by shocking facts. The connections between Monsanto and the FDA are very alarming. Many highly influential politicians have worked for and or have ties with Monsanto. We are told that the FDA can be trusted but when you look at the facts they prove they can't when it comes to Monsanto. Look at this: Clarence Thomas Prior to being the Supreme Court Judge who put George W. Bush in office, was Monsanto's lawyer. Anne Veneman, Former US Secretary of Agriculture, was on the Board of Directors of Monsanto's Calgene Corporation. Donald Rumsfeld, former Secretary of Defense was on the Board of Directors of Monsanto's Searle pharmaceuticals. Tommy Thompson, former US Secretary of Health received $50,000 in donations from Monsanto during his winning campaign for Wisconsin's governor, and the two congressmen receiving the most donations from Monsanto during the 2000 election were Larry Combest (Former Chairman of the House Agricultural Committee) and Missouri senate candidate John Ashcroft, who became the Attorney General during the Bush administration. (Source: Dairy Education Board)

In order for the FDA to determine if Monsanto's growth hormones were safe or not, Monsanto was required to submit a scientific report on that topic. Margaret Miller, one of Monsanto's researchers put the report together. Shortly before the report submission, Miller left Monsanto and was hired by the FDA. Her first job for the FDA was to determine whether or not to approve the report she wrote for Monsanto. In short, Monsanto approved its own report. Assisting Miller was another former Monsanto researcher, Susan Sechen. Deciding whether or not rBGH-derived milk should be labeled fell under the jurisdiction of another FDA official, Michael Taylor, who previously worked as a lawyer for Monsanto.

There are also major deals and connections between not only the Bush administration but to Bush himself and his entire family. If your interested then do an internet search for "Bush" and "Monsanto" and you'll find tons of very good investigation on the subject.

In the 2010 growing season Monsanto plans to unleash its latest Frankenfood experiment on the American and Canadian public, a new version of genetically mutated corn with eight abnormal gene traits called Genuity SmartStax corn. It is the culmination of an astonishing scandal that has been steadily
building over the past decade. During this time Monsanto’s mutated seeds have grown to 90% of the U.S. soy crop and 85% of the corn crop – and wheat is next on their agenda.

Their efforts have been marked by corporate bullying and have drawn the attention of the Justice Department who is conducting an antitrust investigation. All the while they have been spending millions on lobbying to fast track their agenda before the American public even realizes what hit them.

Europeans are livid about the lack of safety testing for this newest Monsanto experiment. Monsanto is making an ominous power play to corner the worldwide market on food and seeds.
In the process they are adversely altering the very nature of food itself.

Few people would eat Monsanto’s “food” if they understood what it was or knew that they were eating it. President Obama and his family won’t eat it. Neither did the Bush family. Even a Monsanto employee cafeteria rejects it. This is no laughing matter. Your health and the health of your children and grandchildren are at stake. It seems more like a scene from a horror flick than something happening in modern day America. Imagine your digestive tract turned into a Roundup herbicide factory and other warped genetic signals slowly and progressively rotting away your health. Unlike acute food poisoning from infectious E.coli, it is a slow and insidious poisoning.

Why GMO Food is Dangerous:
Monsanto’s GMO (genetically modified organism) technology inserts non-food genes, genes from other species, into the DNA of food, altering the very nature of food itself. In some cases
these genes make the crops more tolerant to the Roundup herbicide made by Monsanto and in other cases the genes abnormally cause the DNA of food cells to produce toxic proteins that act as pesticides.

Most people are not comfortable with the concept of altering the nature of food in a grand genetic experiment with unknown consequences. The idea of food producing its own internal toxin is equally abhorrent. After all, who wants to eat toxic food? Even fewer trust this technology in the hands of Monsanto, a company with a history of blatant disregard for human health. It was Monsanto that knowingly poisoned the planet with toxic PCBs.

The process of making GMO seeds also poses health risks. Viral promoter genes are used during this production process and become part of the DNA mix, posing a risk for new types of viral disease. An unintended side-effect of this production technology is chronic activation or suppression of normal genes in the modified plants. This alters the actual nutrient structure of food and the function of the proteins within that food – a very serious matter! For more on this subject check out this informative article: Food Freedom

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Controlling Our Food: The World According To Monsanto-Full Length Documentary:
A great documentary exposing the evil agricultural nightmare called Monsanto and the story of Roundup and Roundup Ready Soybeans. A 2004 documentary film which makes an in-depth investigation into unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly made their way onto grocery stores in the United States for the past decade. It voices the opinions of farmers in disagreement with the food industry and details the impacts on their lives and livelihoods from this new technology, and shines a light on the market and political forces that are changing what we eat. The film decries the cost of a globalized food industry on human lives around the world, and highlights how international companies are gradually driving farmers off the land in many countries. Potential global dependence of the human race on a limited number of global food corporations is discussed, as is the increased risk of ecological disasters -- such as the Irish Potato Famine (1845--1849) -- resulting from the reduction of biological diversity due to the promotion of corporate sponsored monoculture farming. The issue of incorporating a terminator gene into plant seeds is questioned, with concern being expressed about the potential for a widespread catastrophe affecting the food supply, should such a gene contaminate other plants in the wild. Legal stories reported by the film related how a number of farmers in North America have been sued by Monsanto; and the defendant of the Monsanto Canada Inc. v. Schmeiser case is interviewed.

Everything You HAVE TO KNOW About Dangerous Genetically Modified Foods:
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in your food may make you sick. Studies link GMOs with toxins, allergies, infertility, infant mortality, immune dysfunction, stunted growth, accelerated aging, and death. Whistleblowers were fired, threatened, and gagged. Warnings by FDA scientists were ignored. Expert Jeffrey M. Smith, author of the #1 GMO bestseller Seeds of Deception, and Genetic Roulette, presents SHOCKING evidence why these gene-spliced crops may lead to health and environmental catastrophes. Learn how to protect yourself and discover the Campaign for Healthier Eating in America—a brilliant plan to quickly end the genetic engineering of our food supply.

Global Eugenics: Using Medicine To Kill-2010 (Full Length):
"Global Eugenics - Using Medicine To Kill" - A shocking new movie that covers topics such as the swine flu, vaccines and vaccinations, martial law, medical news, water, depopulation, eugenics, Monsanto, gm seeds, agenda 21, and Codex Alimentarius. A must see for all.

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Near Death Experiences

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A near-death experience (NDE), refers to a broad range of personal experiences associated with impending death, encompassing multiple possible sensations including detachment from the body, feelings of levitation, extreme fear, total serenity, security, or warmth. Also the experience of absolute dissolution, and the presence of a light, which some people interpret as a deity.

These phenomena are usually reported after an individual has been pronounced clinically dead or otherwise very close to death, hence the term near-death experience. Many NDE reports, however, originate from events that are not life-threatening. With recent developments in cardiac resuscitation techniques, the number of reported NDE-s has increased. Many in the scientific community regard such experiences as hallucinatory, while paranormal specialists and some mainstream scientists claim them to be evidence of an afterlife.

Popular interest in near-death experiences was initially sparked by Raymond Moody's 1975 book Life After Life and the founding of the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS) in 1981. According to a Gallup poll, approximately eight million Americans claim to have had a near-death experience. Some researchers claim that the number of near-death experience-rs may be underestimated, mainly because some such individuals are presumably afraid or otherwise reluctant to talk about their experiences.

There is some controversy as to how to define a NDE. Researchers have not reached a consensus on how to define NDE. A letter to health care professionals from IANDS (International Association for Near-Death Studies) developed a NDE definition by consensus of the IANDS Board to be: “A lucid experience associated with perceived consciousness apart from the body occurring at the time of actual or threatened death or medical compromise”. The research definition used by others is similar: "A lucid experience associated with perceived consciousness apart from the body occurring at the time of actual or threatened imminent death". NDE-s may occur in adults or children. NDE-s have been reported from the time of Plato, and in a variety of cultures around the world.

An important point is that you do not have to have physically died (with cessation of breathing and/or heart function) to have an experience like a NDE. Experiences identical to NDE associated with clinical death have been reported in a variety of circumstances in which there was no associated life-threatening event. Such circumstances may include, for example, non-fatal traffic accidents, mountaineering accidents, and childbirth. Experiences similar to NDE are relatively common in terminally ill patients, and are referred to as “deathbed visions” or “nearing end of life experience”. NDE-s are one part of a spectrum of significant human spiritual experiences. An experience can be deeply significant and meaningful to the experience-r without meeting the strict definition of NDE. Such experiences may be referred to as “NDE-like experiences”.

The following was taken from a survey and research conducted by the: International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS).
What is clear is that NDE is not a hallucination or mental/psychiatric dysfunction. They are real experiences. Virtually all NDE experience-rs encountered by researchers felt their experience was real, significant and meaningful. When asked directly if the experience was dreamlike in any way, virtually all NDE experience-rs surveyed answered no. The NDE experience has been extensively documented in medical literature. Skeptics of NDE have not been able to find a plausible biological or physiologic explanation for NDE. This failure on the part of skeptics explains the large number of varied and generally unaccepted alternative explanations for NDE.

The level of consciousness during the experience was almost always described as fully alert, and often (as one experience-r described) “far more conscious than humanly normal.” These experiences seem quite apart from anything encountered in daily living. When NDE-rs surveyed were asked “Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?”, 81% answered no.

Researchers are impressed with both the similarities and dissimilarities of NDE experiences. While some experience-rs have a detailed and prolonged experience, others have a shorter and less "dramatic" experience. They believe all NDE experiences are significant and important in our quest to learn their meaning.

No two NDE experiences are identical, but within a group of experiences certain patterns become evident. NDE experience-rs describe one or more of the following (the order may vary):

1. Difficulty in explaining the NDE.
Ordinary language often seems inadequate to describe these extraordinary experiences.

2. Associated life threatening event.
The threat may be real or perceived, physical and/or psychological.

3. Separation of consciousness from the body.
Sensation of viewing surroundings from a place other than the physical body. Some may see their bodies, and often frantic resuscitation efforts. They are generally able to hear what is being said, often to the considerable embarrassment of medical personnel involved in the resuscitation. In the out of body state, they are not able to interact physically with anything or anyone. There is often a sense of peace, and virtually never discomfort.

4. The ability to see and hear details of events (which may be close or distant from the body) while unconscious.
These details (which may include a pronouncement of death) are often later confirmed by others who are generally astonished and mystified that the experience-r was aware of these events while unconscious. In a recent survey, NDE-rs were asked “Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?” 37% answered affirmatively.

5. Experiencing intensely powerful emotions.
These emotions may include ecstasy, fear, peace and calm. Most NDE-s are associated with very pleasant emotions, but around 18% are associated with emotions of fear, judgment, emptiness, etc. It should be noted that positive life changes are usually associated with frightening experiences, including a near complete absence of fear of death. The positive life changes are so significant, that most frightening NDE experience-rs later say they are glad they had the experience.

6. Hearing distinctive sounds.
Experience-rs may report hearing a variety of unusual sounds or noise. They may be described as pleasant, musical, buzzing or ringing. Often music is described that is almost always beautiful beyond what is worldly possible.

7. Passing into and through a dark tunnel.
The tunnel is variably described regarding its appearance and size. Researchers have not encountered an NDE-r with a claustrophobic sense in the tunnel. Movement in the tunnel may be described as relatively slow or extremely fast may accelerate in the tunnel. Occasionally another being(s) accompany this tunnel passage, though usually it is traveled alone. A bright light is usually seen at the end of the tunnel, and seems to be the destination of the travel through the tunnel. A tunnel experience is described by 54% of NDE-rs surveyed.

8. Encounter with a bright light.
The light may be without form, or is often perceived as a being, either a spiritual being or a departed loved one. There is usually, associated and intense feelings of love, joy, or peace associated with this encounter. The light may be seen at a distance, or entered during the experience. A light was seen by 69% of NDE-rs surveyed.

9. Meeting others.
The experience-r may encounter other spiritual beings or departed loved ones. Deceased pets have been encountered as well as other animals (most often birds or butterflies). The encounter with others is generally described as joyous and loving. Other beings were seen by 74% of NDE-rs surveyed.

10. Life review.
At times, experience-rs are presented with a rapid panoramic review of their lives. This life review may include brief reviews of moments of their past life, or may be extremely detailed, with a presentation of how the experience-rs actions affected others around them. At times, the experience-r will actually see and feel their actions from another persons perspective, and actually feel what the other person felt. Some have received previously unknown information about ones life, i.e. adoption, hidden parentage or deceased siblings. A life review occurred in 35% of NDE-rs surveyed.

11. Seeing or visiting beautiful locations.
Some experience travel to beautiful cities, libraries, gardens, pastoral scenes and shiny bodies of water.

12. A sense of knowing universal order and purpose.
Some experience a sense of deep understanding of the universe and/or life's meaning and purpose. Many NDE-rs state they were shown enormous knowledge, but could not return with it. Others return with their understandings. In describing universal order and purpose, by far the most common concept discussed is “love”. A sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose occurred in 62% of NDE-rs surveyed.

13. Reaching a boundary.
The boundary may be a gate, cliff, fence, water, or some other barrier which the experience-r perceives may not be crossed if they are to return to the body. A boundary was encountered in 44% of NDE-rs surveyed.

14. Awareness of future life events.
Some experience "flash-forwards" in time to witness themselves and events at a future time. Such visions may involve the experience-rs future life, or may be more global. Such global visions are often apocalyptic. NDE “prophesy” has led to considerable discussion and debate. The researchers impression is that such prophesies are not inevitable, and are subject to change by the choices we make. Awareness of future events is described by 44% of NDE-rs surveyed.

15. Decision to return.
The decision to return to the physical body may be voluntary or involuntary. If voluntary, the decision to return is often made following discussion with spiritual beings and is often associated with unfinished life lessons or responsibilities. Whether voluntary or involuntary, feelings of sadness, loss, depression and anxiety may follow return to this life. Involvement in a decision regarding return to the body occurred in 62% of NDE-rs surveyed.

16. Returning to the body.
Often (but not always) feelings of pain associated with the life threatening injury return.

17. Special gifts.
Some experience-rs report psychic or other paranormal abilities after an NDE. Commonly described is a marked increase in intuitive ability. Another common phenomena is “electrical sensitivity” where NDE-rs discover their watches stop and nearby electrical devices (often lights) go out. There has never been a good large-scale scientific study of these phenomena. When researchers asked NDE-rs “Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience?,” 54% answered yes.

18. Changes of attitudes and beliefs.
A belief in God, loss of fear of death and a more loving interaction with others often follow an NDE. Virtually all NDE-rs have no fear of death. Some NDE experience-rs establish more loving relationships. Other NDE experience-rs find their change in attitudes and beliefs may alter previously established interpersonal relationship dynamics resulting in conflict with loved ones, family and friends. Changes in attitudes or beliefs following the NDE was described by 91% of the NDE-rs surveyed....For more information on this fascinating subject, refer to this site: Near Death Experience Research Foundation

Spiritual Reality: Near Death Experiences (2010) - FULL LENGTH DOCUMENTARY:
There is a spiritual awakening going on right now in mass proportions and is growing exponentially. By the end of this video, you'll have no doubts about our true, divine reason for being here. You'll feel uplifted and re-energized!
There are many commonalities amongst virtually every person who has had a near death experience. This video encompasses these commonalities to prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that there is so much more to our existence than what we can perceive on a third dimensional reality.

Dr Pim Van Lommel's scientific studies on near-death experiences and consciousness:
Van Lommel is best known for his scientific work on the subjects of near-death experiences and consciousness, including a prospective study published in the medical journal The Lancet. He is also the author of the 2007 Dutch book titled Endless Consciousness: A scientific approach to the near-death experience (Eindeloos Bewustzijn: een wetenschappelijke visie op de Bijna-Dood Ervaring), which has been translated to German, English, French and Spanish (English translation: Consciousness Beyond Life, The Science of the Near-Death Experience", Harper Collins, 2010). In his book Consciousness Beyond Life: The Science of the Near-Death Experience, he postulates a model where consciousness is beyond neurological activities of the brain. He suggests that the brain is merely a terminal for accessing consciousness which is nonlocal (i.e. situated outside the physical body). In this model the brain is analogous to a computer terminal accessing a mainframe or the internet. He further hypothesizes that noncoding DNA and quantum mechanics would make such nonlocal access possible and this model can explain how near-death experiences can be experienced and remembered by people whose brain had no measurable activity.[2] Van Lommel studied medicine at Utrecht University, specializing in cardiology. He worked as a cardiologist at the Rijnstate Hospital, Arnhem, for 26 years (1977-2003).

Beyond Death - Near Death Experiences:
The near-death experience accounts of different people.

Beyond Death - Brooklyn College - near death experiences:

Beyond Death - Corinne Edwards Interviews - near death experiences:

Beyond Today -- Near Death Experiences and the Bible:
While many people have experienced this sensation, learn why it is not the biblical description of death.

5TH Dimension - Near Death Experience (Documentary)

Monday, November 1, 2010

The Bible's Buried Secrets

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In this landmark special, NOVA takes viewers on a fascinating scientific journey that began 3,000 years ago and continues today. The film presents the latest archeological scholarship from the Holy Land to explore the beginnings of modern religion and the origins of the Hebrew Bible, also known as the Old Testament.

This archeological detective story tackles some of the biggest questions in biblical studies: Where did the ancient Israelites come from? Who wrote the Bible, when, and why? How did the worship of one God—the foundation of modern Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—emerge?

"'The Bible's Buried Secrets' is both a scientific detective story and dramatic adventure that digs deeply into the Bible and the history of the ancient Israelites through the archeological artifacts they left behind," said Paula S. Apsell, NOVA Senior Executive Producer.

NOVA travels to several excavations of ancient cities in the Near East, filming newly discovered remains and interviewing leading archeologists and biblical scholars. These in-depth interviews—along with historic works of art, ancient artifacts, animations of biblical passages and scenes, and dramatic recreations—provide the latest account of the ancient Israelites and how they found their one God, the God not only of modern Judaism, but also of Christianity and Islam. [Read related expert interviews online, including Writers of the Bible, Moses and the Exodus, The Foundation of Judaism, and Archeology of the Hebrew Bible.]

"To this day, the Hebrew Bible, or Old Testament, is a sacred text for more than three billion people throughout the world," said Gary Glassman, the program's writer, producer, and director. "The film's international team of archeologists and scholars researches biblical texts and examines artifacts and ancient manuscripts to illuminate how the concept of one God emerged to later form the foundation of the three great monotheistic religions."

The film's investigation of biblical archeology reveals provocative new insights. One vital clue to the past is an inscription discovered at Tel Dan in Israel that refers to the "House of David"—the first text outside the Bible to confirm that King David actually existed. Another important find is a carved Hebrew alphabet—in fact, the earliest complete Hebrew alphabet—at Tel Zayit, an excavation site southwest of Jerusalem. This alphabet suggests the existence of a literate royal court at the time of David and Solomon, the 10th century B.C., raising the possibility that scribes could have written portions of the Hebrew Bible at that time. [Explore a time line of Archeological Evidence, including these and other finds.]

Perhaps most extraordinary, the discovery of pagan idols at dozens of archeological sites throughout biblical Israel challenges old assumptions about the rise of monotheism. The idols prove that some ancient Israelites continued to practice polytheism until the time of the Babylonian Exile around 586 B.C., centuries later than previously thought.

Filmed on location throughout the Middle East, the film transports viewers into the world of the Old Testament through guided explorations of ancient ruins and advanced digital animation techniques, which bring sacred places, including the long-lost Temple of Solomon, to life. As part of the project, NOVA commissioned a hand-crafted, illustrated Bible—a bound collection of artwork featuring images of ancient frescoes, illuminated medieval manuscripts, and paintings by European masters. These striking visuals evoke memorable scenes from biblical literature, such as God speaking to Moses from the burning bush and David as he slays the giant Philistine warrior, Goliath.

According to Apsell, "In addition to exploring the historical authenticity of the biblical narrative, this powerful intersection of science, scholarship, and scripture also provides a unique insight into the deeper meaning of biblical texts and their continuing resonance through the centuries."

1/13 The Bible's Buried Secrets (NOVA PBS) "Merneptah Stele"
Near the banks of the Nile in southern Egypt, in 1896, archeologist Flinders Petrie unearths an Egyptian stone monument containing the first mention of a people named Israel.

2/13 The Bible's Buried Secrets "Who Wrote the Bible?"
Traditional beliefs hold that Moses wrote the first five books of the Bible, but scholars today identify the hand of at least four different groups of scribes writing over several hundred years.

3/13 The Bible's Buried Secrets "The Exodus"
Archeologists have not yet found evidence of the mass migration described in the book of Exodus, but its message, an inspiring theme of freedom, remains powerful to this day.

4/13 The Bible's Buried Secrets "The Canaanite Cities"
Following the Exodus, the Bible says that a great warrior, Joshua, leads the Israelites into the Promised Land with a blitzkrieg military campaign. Does archeology back up this claim?

5/13 The Bible's Buried Secrets "Israelite Origins"
A radical new theory suggests that tribes of serfs, slaves, and commoners abandon the old Canaanite city-states and eventually emerge in a new place as a new people—the Israelites.

6/13 The Bible's Buried Secrets "The Search for YHWH"
The Israelites, a mixed multitude of disenfranchised people, are bound together by a vision of freedom. However, artifacts suggest that their monotheistic embrace of a single God is not immediate.

7/13 The Bible's Buried Secrets "House of David"
Of all the names in the Hebrew Bible, none appears more frequently than David. The earliest biblical figure confirmed by archeology to be historical, he likely lived around 1000 B.C.

8/13 The Bible's Buried Secrets "Archeological Methods"
In the past, biblical archeologists dated ruins based on the pottery they found associated with those ruins. Today, there is a scientific method to anchor pottery to firm dates—radiocarbon dating.

9/13 The Bible's Buried Secrets "Architectural Evidence"
The remains of what may be King Solomon's gates, mentioned in the Bible, offer evidence of a united Israelite kingdom.

10/13 The Bible's Buried Secrets "Ideas About Worship"
Solomon builds a great Temple where the Israelites practice animal sacrifice and pay tribute to their God, but many people continue to worship pagan idols.

11/13 The Bible's Buried Secrets "Birth of Judaism"
In 586 B.C. the Babylonians invade Israel, destroying Jerusalem and the Temple and creating a theological crisis. In exile, the ancient Israelite cult is transformed into the modern religion of Judaism.

12/13 The Bible's Buried Secrets "Sacred Scrolls"
A team led by Gabriel Barkay discovers the Silver Scrolls, which predate the earliest Dead Sea Scrolls by 400 years. The find confirms that at least some verses of the Hebrew Bible were written down by the 7th century B.C.

13/13 The Bible's Buried Secrets "The Bible Today"
At the intersection of science and scripture is a story that began over 3,000 years ago and continues to this day.