Monthly Archives: May 2014

I Won’t Back Down

I Won’t Back Down By Julie Henderson, published May 18, 2014 Imagine that you found the doorway that leads out of here. You woke up and bolted out of the film house and suddenly found yourself standing square-shouldered, bright-eyed, and reenergized as an outside observer looking back at a simulated construct. …read more    

Odd how the pro-GMO DA-EC picks up something like ADA in bread, yet they show no...

Odd how the pro-GMO DA-EC picks up something like ADA in bread, yet they show no concern that our staple food, Maize Meal, contains over 70% Genetically Modified Maize, which is used as animal feed in most other countries…

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“YOGA MAT” CHEMICAL IN EASTERN CAPE BREAD Issued by: Athol Trollip (MPL) Leader in the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature 27 May 2014 Consumers must be made aware of “yoga mat” chemical in bread The DA in the Eastern Cape will be taking the issue of SASKO’s alleged use of the potentially harmful “yoga mat” chemical in bread to parliament. Bread is the staple food of thousands of poor people in the province, who are unaware that their daily food contains the chemical Azodicarbonamide (ADA). SASKO, as the largest bread flour producer in the province continues to produce and sell products containing ADA to unsuspecting and unwitting consumers, whose health is being placed at potential risk. ADA is not listed as an ingredient on the packaging of SASKO bread and flour. It would seem that the company has chosen not to do so, because ADA has been permitted through legislation to be used in concentrations of less than 45 parts per million. ADA or the “yoga mat” chemical is used to make plastic and rubber shoes, flip-flops and yoga mats more pliable. It is added to flour or bread to make it whiter, softer and to improve shelf life. ADA has been banned in Australia, the UK and some countries in the Europe. According to the World Health Organisation ADA is known to cause respiratory problems such as asthma, allergies and skin problems. Scientists are of the opinion that ADA has the potential of causing cancer. It is a matter of concern that SASKO, who already has the lion’s share of the market in flour sales in the Eastern Cape, continues using a product that is potentially harmful to the consumer. I have asked my colleague in the national parliament, Annette Steyn, to ask/put questions to the ministers of Agriculture and of Health, regarding the permissibility of the use of ADA without disclosing its use. While companies who use this additive have given vague indications that the use of ADA will be phased out, they cannot be allowed to do this of their own volition and without categoric disclosure. Awareness is needed in the corporate environment and amongst consumers. The people most affected by this potential health risk are the poor people of the Eastern Cape who do not have access to information about ADA. They are the very people who need the most protection from questionable foodstuffs that could compromise their already precarious health status. (Press Release from the DA EC) …read more    

How do we solve the worldwide drug problem? Just say NO. (haven't we heard that...

How do we solve the worldwide drug problem? Just say NO.
(haven’t we heard that somewhere before in the last 40 years?)
Eish, more conservatives dreaming of a drug free world……

Our drugs dilemma is all in the mind. We just need the will to say No
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The choice on drugs is ours – but don’t expect any help from the BMJ. …read more    

We have to agree with Gandalf. Ordinary People, acting with kindness & love, mak...

We have to agree with Gandalf. Ordinary People, acting with kindness & love, make the Difference. Every action ~ sharing your knowledge, being a conscious & responsible citizen, supporting ethical suppliers, signing a petition or sending off an email ~ tips the scales 🙂

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This eight minute doccie from The European Drug Monitoring Centre is narrated b...

This eight minute doccie from The European Drug Monitoring Centre is narrated by a GW Pharmaceuticals employee. It’s a cannabis growing 101, but in our minds subliminally favours pharma to ‘crude cannabis’ from dispensaries. They are also stuck in form with the ‘cannabis has never been stronger’ scenario.
What do you think? Is it another video made by people who fundamentally don’t know about the plant because they personally don’t use it?

New developments in Europe’s cannabis market

Europe has long been one of the world’s largest consumer markets for cannabis resin. The European market for cannabis is now increasingly dominated by herbal… …read more    

Another Challenge to this myth of "Substantial Equivalence": http://www.examiner...

Another Challenge to this myth of “Substantial Equivalence”:
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MONSANTO CAUGHT FALSIFYING SUBSTANTIAL EQUIVALENCE: MUST READ entire article, this has been known by Japanese scientists for over ten years, scroll to bottom for link: “The Japanese team, led by molecular biologist Masaharu Kawata, University of Nagoya, began with 40 people taking notes by hand over a period of 10 days. This was necessary because the documents, kept at the Food Safety Association, were only available for five hours per day three days per week. Photographing and photocopying were not allowed. The application submitted by Monsanto for Roundup Ready (RR) soybeans consisted of 10 volumes, which piled up to 1 meter high, with much of it in English.

Dr. Kawata claims that Monsanto deliberately misinterpreted and disregarded data in their quest to prove their RR soybean is “substantially equivalent” to conventionally grown soybeans.

“We found a highly intended misinterpretation ignoring obvious data difference between A5403 [conventional] and 40-3-2 [GM] hybrid in the documents.” Analysis of raw soybeans showed no differences, but the toasted soybeans showed a marked difference. After processing at 108℃ for 30 minutes, the concentration of protein and potassium were not changed but the concentration of urease and lectin were significantly higher in the GM soybeans. Urease (an enzyme) and lectin (a protein) are considered harmful, physiologically active substances. Urease enzymes aid in the conversion of urea to ammonia and carbonic acid, which can cause kidney stones and liver problems. Lectin binds to carbohydrates and can cause intestinal problems. These physiologically active substances remained active even after heat treatment in the GM soybean, though those of the conventional soybean were easily denatured and inactivated.

Monsanto decided that the GM soybeans were merely insufficiently heated. They returned the sample to Texas A & M and ordered re-toasting at 220℃ for 25 minutes. “However re-toasting further widened the difference in the activity between the two [soybean] strains. … [A] Scientist would usually conclude in such case that there is substantial difference between the two.” But instead Monsanto toasted the GM soybean sample two more times until they got the result they wanted: all proteins were denatured and inactivated. No protein can withstand repeated heat treatment and remain active. With this result, Monsanto concluded that genetically modified and non-modified soybeans are “substantially equivalent” and they finally had the lab tests to “prove” it.”

Article: http://www.examiner.com/article/are-substantial-equivalence-safety-studies-for-gm-soy-fraudulent

Pictured: Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant, who at the time was managing director of Monsanto’s Asia-Pacific region and would have likely been well aware of the situation. He is now CEO. In 2009 alone, he received total compensation of $10,803,757.00 on the books. #endmonsanto …read more    

From Brent Hill: “Monsanto and BioFortified used to call us anti-science hippies...

From Brent Hill: “Monsanto and BioFortified used to call us anti-science hippies. Then we ‘out-scienced’ them, and since Saturday’s march, they now call us extremists. Not a single GMO farm was burned down, no Monsanto offices were blown up and no pseudoscientists from Monsanto or BioFortified were threatened. They must be getting so desperately scared of losing shareholder investments, that name-calling is the best they can do in their defense.”

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It would appear the war on stoners isn't just happening in South Africa, These E...

It would appear the war on stoners isn’t just happening in South Africa, These EU stats paint the same picture…..more arrests and seizures for cannabis than any other substance.

Over 80 per cent of drug seizures in Europe are for cannabis
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A Europe-wide study founf that Ireland, relative to other countries, has a small number of drug seizures each year – between one and ten thousand a year. …read more    

We recently heard a rehab director telling Talk Radio 702 listeners that he beli...

We recently heard a rehab director telling Talk Radio 702 listeners that he believes dagga should remain illegal because it made people lazy.
There’s a difference between lazy and relaxed surely.
What’s your take on the subject?

Medical Cannabis and the Myth of Amotivational Syndrome
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This article summarizes the myth of amotivational syndrome in relation to medical cannabis, and explains the myth’s impact on patients. …read more    

Brazil's latest innovation. Distilled sugar cane and dagga bush root. The tongue...

Brazil’s latest innovation. Distilled sugar cane and dagga bush root.
The tongue-in-cheek label on the back of the bottle reads: “Transport ministry warning: It’s not the mule in the road that’s dangerous, it’s the ass behind the wheel.”
We wonder if it’ll be the unofficial drink of the world cup.
Do any of you have any anecdotes about using dagga bush roots for anything?

Brazil’s new drink Pituconha weds cachaca and cannabis
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RIO DE JANEIRO — A new drink in northeast Brazil is shaking up the country’s favorite liquor, cachaca, by adding an unusual twist: marijuana roots. “Pituconha” is a new take on cachaca, the sugar-cane alcohol used in caipirinhas, the famed Brazilian cocktail. Its name is …read more    

A wife in Zim calls the cops to arrest her dagga smoking husband. He told the co...

A wife in Zim calls the cops to arrest her dagga smoking husband.
He told the court his truth:
“My friends told me that smoking dagga would help me perform better in bed. I also have a problem of animals that invade my fields and eat my crops. Therefore I was smoking dagga as I wanted to gain strength to chase them away,”
#fairenough

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www.iharare.co.zw …read more    

I bought some of these flavoured condoms the other day. Said to my wife, "Let's...

I bought some of these
flavoured condoms the
other day. Said to my wife,
“Let’s have a game – I put
one on and you try to guess
what flavour it is.”
She closed her eyes, went
under the blanket and said,
“Cheese and onion flavour.”
I said, “For fuck’s sake, give
me time to put one on.” …read more    

Human Aura Colors and Meanings

Human Aura Colors and Meanings By PL Chang, published May 11, 2014 Many scientists, especially quantum physicists, are accepting the fact that all things in the Universe emit energy. They know this because the energy can be detected using advanced bioelectric technologies. One of these technologies is called Kirlian photography. Kirlian photography is an electrographic …read more    

Platforms of Illumination Have Been Created to Support “Mass” Consciousness Ascension

By EirePort, published on May 27, 2014 Platforms of Illumination have been created to support “mass” consciousness ascension. Selected individualized groups are in place to create lower atmospheric attenuation and eduction into Higher Mind. Transference from platform to platform occurs with great ease at this time. Elevation of humanity to …read more    

So many people going through the motions of life, of work .... The world doesn't...

So many people going
through the motions of life,
of work …. The world
doesn’t really need any more
of that. Do take a moment …
or several … and think about
what truly gets you going,
what revs you up, what
makes time stand still and
whisk by too!
What makes you feel ALIVE?!
Now, that you’ve thought
about it, you’ll never be the
same, you know. You’ll need
to try it, to do that thing that
makes you feel alive … even
if it’s part-time, at first.
Carve out some time and
begin. Start planning, today.
Be aware of how you feel,
how you spend your time,
how alive you are! We’ll rock
the world if we all do it! …read more    

Video - Here's the long-awaited debate between SANCGW spokesperson Matthew Eriksen, IFP MP Dr Mario Ambrosini, and Dr Robert Rapiti on the merits of regulating cannabis for medical and recreational purposes. The conversation gets a little heated as it unfolds.

Judge Dennis Davis talks to IFP MP Mario Ambrosini, Medical doctor Robert Rapiti and Matthew Eriksen from the South African Cannabis Working Group about whet… …read more    

Action for the Day! Please Sign & Share this Petition ~ We physically collected...

Action for the Day! Please Sign & Share this Petition ~ We physically collected a whole bunch of Signatures at the March Against Monsanto Events 🙂 Thank You!

Petition: Woolworth’s South Africa stop using GMO Soya and GMO Corn in our daily Bread, Maize…
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The ‘safety’ of GMO’s and their pesticides on human health ‘has not been established as yet’, infact just the opposite, illness and cancer rates are… …read more    

Action for the Day ~ Please Sign & Share this Petition ~ Thank You ~

Action for the Day ~ Please Sign & Share this Petition ~ Thank You ~

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TIME TO TAKE ACTION! NO GMO SOYA IN OUR BREAD

Add you voice to the African Centre for Biosafety (ACB) petition to be sent to CEO’s of Pick n Pay, Spar, Shoprite/Checkers, Woolworths, Tiger Brands, Premier Foods, and FoodCorp

Following on from the ACB’s report on GM Contamination, Cartels and Collusion in South Africa’s Bread Industry in which high levels of Monsanto’s GM Soya was found in the soya flour used in the South Africa’s popular white bread brands, we as consumer are saying

NO… NO GMO SOYA IN OUR BREAD…

This petition will form part of a larger campaign to force companies to source GM Free sources for our foods.
http://www.acbio.org.za/activist/

PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE WIDELY

Thank you
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The corporate Money-Go-Round in 53 minutes flat. The only responsibilty corporat...

The corporate Money-Go-Round in 53 minutes flat. The only responsibilty corporations have is to their major shareholders. They have more rights than citizens, plunder resources in the name of development, undermine democracy for self-enrichment and disguise their insatiatable & psychopathic greed under a thin veneer of philanthropy. Please stop buying their Crap.

The Tax Free Tour
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Where do multinationals pay taxes and how much? Gaining insight from international tax experts, Backlight director Marije Meerman (the maker of Quants:… …read more    

Real-life ‘Inception’ Technique Induces Lucid Dreams

Real-life ‘Inception’ Technique Induces Lucid Dreams published on Learning Mind German and American scientists have discovered that stimulation of the brain with harmless electric current can help one control their dreams, that is not only be aware of the fact of being asleep, but also directing them at will. The new non-invasive technique could, among …read more    

If only we try to live sincerely, it will go well with us, even though we are ce...

If only we try to live
sincerely, it will go well
with us, even though we
are certain to experience
real sorrow, and great
disappointments, and
also will probably commit
great faults and do wrong
things, but it certainly is
true, that it is better to
be high-spirited, even
though one makes more
mistakes, than to be
narrow-minded and all
too prudent. It is good to
love many things, for
therein lies the true
strength, and whosoever
loves much performs
much, and can
accomplish much, and
what is done in love, is
well done.
What am I in the eyes of
most people? A nonentity,
an eccentric, or an
unpleasant person —
somebody who has no
position in society and
will never have; in short,
the lowest of the low. All
right, then — even if that
were absolutely true, then
I should one day like to
show by my work what
such an eccentric, such a
nobody, has in his heart.
That is my ambition,
based less on resentment
than on love in spite of
everything, based more
on a feeling of serenity
than on passion. …read more