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Sperm DNA Quality Is Innately Linked To Nutrition
The importance of nutrition is so broad and universal when it comes to the human body that its relevance in the roles of every biological system are undeniable. Diet has again been linked to the quality of male sperm, with a new study revealing that high micronutrient intakes is 'strongly' associated with improved sperm DNA quality.

Focusing on Weight Training or Aerobic Exercise is Out - CrossFit Is In
Gone are days where exercise specialists are telling us to focus on one specific area of exercise. It never really worked quite well and it didn't take long before a better solution arose. A relatively new type of training known as CrossFit is popping up even in geriatric homes now. It has become a staple among people who want variety, results and a quicker workout.

Pregnant Women: Reducing Exposure To Household Items Leads To Healthier Babies
Pregnant women who are highly exposed to common environmental chemicals -- polyfluoroalkyl compounds (PFCs) -- have babies that are smaller at birth and larger at 20 months of age, according to a study from Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health indicating a trend towards obesity and other disorders.

The Most Potent B Vitamin That Combats Infections Better Than Antibiotics Ever Could
The Nicotinamide form of vitamin B3 is one of the most potent of blood B vitamins, absorbing four times more into the blood than any other vitamin. Cedars-Sinai researchers have discovered that the vitamin has the potential to provide a powerful weapon to fight superbugs and antibiotic-resistant staph infections that health experts see as a threat to public health.

A Groundbreaking Study Shows How Earphones or Headphones Cause Underlying Cell Damage Leading to Long-Term Hearing Loss
In the 1980s, audiologists began cautioning lovers of loud music about hearing loss that could potentially result from use of their Walkman or portable compact disc (CD) players. More than thirty years later, the integration of portable digital devices that play music are more abundant than almost every other electronic device in the world, and all of them have an earphone jack. Scientists from the University of Leicester have shown for the first time how noises louder than 110 decibels (dB) cause cell damage which ultimately leads to hearing loss.

U.S. Performs The Worst on Preventing Disease and Death Compared to Europe
The United States lags three other industrialized nations -- France, Germany, and the United Kingdom -- in its potentially preventable death rate, and in the pace of improvement in preventing deaths that could have been avoided with timely and effective health care, according to a Commonwealth Fund-supported study published as a web first online in Health Affairs.

HERE COME THE EU Food Safety Directives... the draconian evil twin of Codex Alimentarius... where ignorant people decide for the educated what they can consume to maintain and/or restore their health.

Mr. Harper seems to think it's okay to sign away our sovereignty, without our permission or our oversight, to people who are busy destroying the natural health industry in Europe, and adopt their way of doing things "for the sake of a level playing field in trade". Hate to tell you, Stevie boy, but it's NOT okay. What you've done is illegal, and you damned well know it. And Leona Aglukkaq, for your part all you have ever done is kiss the wrong butts. Time you learned that the butts you need to kiss belong to us CANADIANS. Just because you won't admit you've done us wrong doesn't change the facts. Just because you hide an elephant under a carpet doesn't mean it isn't there. And just because you can do stuff like sign agreements we don't want while our backs are turned does not make it right.

WAIT TILL THE KARMA COMES AROUND. There is much for Harper to answer for, him and all his cronies... you know who you are....

And PS....I want to know where the hell you people get off banning a product that has recently been given an NPN... i.e Life Choice L-Tryptophan, something that is abundant in a turkey dinner... Either you people are competent to justify a product's licensing for sale, or you aren't... WHICH IS IT? You need to refund all Dr. Dahl's costs of approval IMMEDIATELY, because you gave an NPN under apparently false pretenses, and need to bear responsibility for that. Life Choice committed NO ERRORS there... but YOU DID.

Two years ago I asked what guarantee a natural health product supplier had that an NPN would indeed stand up to trade agreements... and none of you would answer. NOW, YOU HAD BETTER ANSWER. YOU OWE US THIS ONE.

Dear Elected MP’s:

Information like the one below is continuing to report the disgust millions of Canadians have for the governance of Canada today.

Despite years of protesting the policies Health Canada has imposed on Natural Health Products (NHP’s), there has been no change. Despotic RAIDS on HOMES and confiscation of products that has been used for decades SAFELY continues. AND Health Canada runs the course that is contrary to those who support the FREEDOM to CHOSE what they wish to take and/or consume for their health either for prevention or nourishment.

I cannot see any choice but to not vote for the Conservative Party. I know the next election will be about FREEDOM of CHOICE to use NATURAL HEALTH PRODUCTS AND RESTORE THE NHP INDUSTRY.

As the notice below states, we have allowed the government to make decisions they have NO business making for US and our freedom has become very much reduced as is done in Russia. You can thank goodness that revolts like many countries today are experiencing from those opposing dictatorships are not in the Canadian way – pity!

L. G. Anderson

Vaccine Campaigns May Be The Cause of New AIDS-Like Disease in Asia and Drug Resistant HIV Affecting Africa
Researchers have identified mysterious new symptoms that have left scores of people in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with an AIDS-like disease and drug-resistant HIV respectively. Coincidentally, vaccine trials took place in several regions in both continents.

New Push For Circumcision By Pediatricians Claiming It Boosts Health and Lowers Health Care Costs
As the percentage of circumcised boys continues its gradual and steep decline since the 1980s, the next generation of infant males will have the lowest routine circumcision rates in 40 years. More than 30 percent fewer U.S. boys will be circumcised in 2012 than just a few decades ago. Part of the reduction is due to informed parents learning the truth about the actual risks of the surgery in contrast to the myths propagated by mainstream medicine. Despite the current and overwhelming trend against circumcision, an influential group of pediatricians is proposing new statements in an attempt to revive the practice among westerners.

Study Reveals Human Drive For Fairness
People will reject an offer of water, even when they are severely thirsty, if they think the offer is unfair, according to a new study by researchers at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL. The findings have important implications for understanding how we make decisions that need to balance fairness and self-interest.

Herbal Tea Has Rare Ability To Kill Cancer Cells Without Damaging Other Cells
More than 80 percent of all cancers in the world today are initiated by toxins which cause failures in the regulation of the cell cycle starting with the formation of cells and ending with programmed cell death. What if there was a herbal tea extracted from a plant that exhibited anti-cancer properties and interfered with this process, making it impossible for cancer to grow?

Why Infant Formula Is No Match For Breast Milk To Protect Infants From Infection and Illness
The benefits of breast milk have long been appreciated and regarded as liquid gold, but now scientists at Duke University Medical Center have described exactly what unique properties make a mother's milk better than infant formula in protecting infants from infections and illnesses.

Shorts Bursts of Mild Stress Are Actually Good For The Body And Immune System
Stress is bad for you -- you've heard this a million times. But it can be good for your immune system if it's short-term, says a study.

Modern Lifestyles And The Devolution Of The Human Species
The connections between the rising rates of chronic disease and the production and consumption of modern foods can no longer be ignored. Our food supply is not healthy, nor is it sustainable. It has changed so dramatically that we have yet to adapt to the changes. Our food supply has been completely adulterated over the past few decades alone, more drastically than during any other time in history.

Natural Healing Remedies: 10 Foods That Fight Inflammation And Pain
Some of the best healing remedies to overcome inflammation also taste fabulous which can't really be stated about prescription medications. Moreover, foods won't cause the nasty side effects common to most pain medications. Here are ten amazing foods that fight inflammation and pain.

People Can Learn While They Sleep and This Can Unconsciously Modify Waking Behavior
Is sleep learning possible? A new Weizmann Institute study appearing in Nature Neuroscience has found that if certain odors are presented after tones during sleep, people will start sniffing when they hear the tones alone -- even when no odor is present -- both during sleep and, later, when awake. In other words, people can learn new information while they sleep, and this can unconsciously modify their waking behavior.

The Latest Lie From The Cancer Industry: 'Don't Worry About Chemotherapy During Pregnancy, It's Perfectly Safe'
According to researchers echoing the sentiments of conventional medical wisdom, there is no need to worry about chemotherapy drugs endangering your unborn child if you develop cancer while pregnant, it's perfectly safe.

One Powerhouse Spice That Is 100 Percent Natural and Gives a Smooth Soft Complexion
With all the benefits that turmeric has to offer us, why do we continue to use medications? This brightly colored relative of ginger is a promising disease-preventive agent due largely to its anti-inflammatory action. Here's a great formula and remedy for soft, smooth and bright complexion.

Multiple Realities - One Singular Existence
We live in a Western paradigm where experience is plentiful. The Western framework intertwines with the self-constructed, self-perpetuating cultural construct of our times and produces the circumstances outlaid for us today.

Olive Oil Boosts The Function of Blood Vessels, But Beware Of The Source
These days, we must be very cautious of the type of olive oil we purchase since the largest majority use fillers and many are not olive oil at all. However, there is no doubting the benefits of quality olive oil to our cardiovascular system and health. Supplementing the diet with olive oil may improve the function of cells lining blood vessels in people with atherosclerosis, says a new study from the US and Italy.

Being Alone Doesn't Mean You Are Lonely
If we want to create spaces that are safe for the soul, we need to understand why the soul so rarely shows up in everyday life. The poet Robert Bly offers one explanation: it is our powerful ego drive, "to pull everything…into ourselves and let nothing live for itself."

Babies Exposed To Antibiotics Predisposes Them To Being Overweight In Childhood
Babies less than 6 months old who are treated with antibiotics may predispose them to being overweight in childhood, according to a study of more than 10,000 children by researchers at the NYU School of Medicine and the NYU Wagner School of Public Service and published in the most recent issue of the International Journal of Obesity.

Scientists Promote Featherless Cross Bred Chickens For Mass Poultry Farming
Chickens have feathers for a reason, or at least that's how nature intended it. Nine years after the first information on featherless chickens became known, the attention of the public and world media has once again focused on this experiment designed for one purpose--to create a commercial chicken under the assumption of economic and environmental advantages.

Is Listening to Complainers Bad for Your Brain?
Exposure to nonstop negativity actually impairs brain function. Here's how to defend yourself.

Diabetes Drug Linked To Bladder Cancer
Bladder cancer has had its share of headlines recently. Not because the public is uninformed about the disease or because scientists discovered a new wonder drug targeting bladder cancer cells. Rather, the disease keeps on reappearing under the adverse side effects category for one diabetes drug -- Actos.


Ms May, are you completely blind? More than 20,000 effective products have disappeared
off the shelf over the past few years alone. Naturopaths are subject to SWAT team raids.
Costs of bringing a product to market are horrendous. And the regulations are so stupid as
to give one pause. You are speaking from ignorance: How DARE you speak such nonsense
to informed consumers?

Yes, we want more labelling, of GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS. And nobody in government
is even hinting at complying with consumer demand.

You claim to represent a party concerned with the health of the earth and its in habitants, and I challenge
you to rescind the stupid, ignorant comments you made about freedom of access. Just because there are
products on the shelves does not say who makes them, whether or not they are organic and all naturally-sourced, or who owns the brand. Pharma has encroached in that market and is busy depotentizing and synthesizing their faces off in order to give ignorant shoppers such as yourself the impression that all is as it
should be.

Meanwhile you ignore the fact that CETA can restrict access even further (See Europe's EU Food Safety
Directives, for a hint) through trade obligations, which you seem not to give a hoot about, either.

And in case you weren't aware of it, see this article about just exactly how corrupt Health Canada is:
If you think good regs are coming out of that agency, you must be smoking some really good drugs.

Disappointing, Ms. May. VERY disappointing. Can't vote for your party now, can I? Nor can I promote it.

Sorry for your luck.

Dee Nicholson
Toronto Health Care Examiner

FDA Stands Between Terminally Ill and Experimental Drugs
Under FDA regulations a patient who is terminally ill may only gain access to an investigational drug if the FDA approves. FDA approval is required even if the attending physician recommends the drug and the sponsor is willing to provide it. In this way, FDA stands between the terminally ill and access to potentially life saving drugs. Hundreds of people have been deprived of all hope and freedom of choice by the barbaric exercise of life-ending power by the Food and Drug Administration.......
by Attorney Jonathan Emord

Apple Peels More Effective Than Superfoods At Decreasing High Blood Pressure
Eating an apple a day without removing the peel definitely keeps disease at bay. Canadian scientists have found that the fruit is more effective than other "superfoods" including green tea and blueberries as a source of antioxidants and chemical compounds called flavonoids that combat potentially life-threatening conditions.

Vitamin D Supplementation Decreases Risk of Winter Respiratory Infections By 50 Percent
Supplementation with vitamin D has been shown to slash the risk of winter time respiratory infection by half, according to a new randomised trial.

8 Keys For Pursuing Long-Term Goals: How To Sustain Motivation and Enthusiasm
Setting a goal--and sticking to it--can be difficult for anyone. And whether you’re a scientist, business leader or Olympic athlete, when it comes to work goals, giving up is not an option because one’s career may depend on it. A new study examines how certain types of professionals sustain their motivation and enthusiasm over very long periods.

Frying Meat In A Pan Increases Your Risk of Cancer By Up To 40 Percent
If you love cooking your meat on a pan, beware. Meats fried at higher temperatures, especially in pans and on gas stoves, increases the risk of advanced forms of cancer by as much as 40 percent suggests new research.

Toxic By-products of Processed Foods Lead To Abdominal Fat and Diabetes
A by-product produced when food is cooked with dry heat, a process used in more the preparation of more than 80% of process foods, has been found to lower the body’s protective mechanisms that control inflammation leading to insulin resistance and increased body fat.

Researchers Aim To Change Our Behavior By Modifying Flavours in Supplements and Drugs
Chocolate, berries, and tea could be naturally modifying your mood, according to new research that reveals certain compounds found in foods bear 'striking' similarity to chemicals used in mood stabilizing drugs.

Hot Chili Peppers: A Fiery Food For That's Even Good For Your Heart
Is there anything chili peppers are not good for? Capsaicin in red chilis have been found to demonstrate a wide range of benefits for the human body including metabolism, weight loss, cancer, and even sore throats. Some people may even gravitate towards hot, spicy foods for a reason...their health. More research is finding that chili pepper compounds have a much healthier effect on cardiovascular systems than previously thought.

Simple Solar Ovens Make Fears of Global Fresh Water Scarcity a Non-Issue
"Projects 'for the 90%' mostly fall somewhere between two extremes: charity and business," designer Gabriele Diamanti tells Co.Design. "Neither was my inspiration!" Instead, spurred on by his own extensive travel and friends’ involvement in NGOs, he developed a fascination with global water scarcity as a graduate student at Milan Polytechnic in 2005; he recently decided to pursue his interest again and the result is Eliodomestico, an open-source variation on a solar still.

'Mirror Fasting' Allow Us To Shed Unhealthy Habits and Maintain a Positive Body Image
A study, published in the journal Behaviour Research and Therapy earlier this year, found that women stare in the mirror around 38 times every day and men 18 times a day. But what if the behaviour is leading to unhealthy habits and moreover, what if abstaining from this behaviour can lead to a healthier body image?

The 12 Most Absurd Sex Myths
Sex is a never ending topic for discussion. Just when you think you know it all, you realize there's so much more to know. False or inaccurate information about sex is everywhere now. In the papers, your bedroom, on the streets. Somebody always has a tip that is just little more than promoting a myth. If you had plans on repeating some doubtful information about sex, here are a few real tips dispel popular sex myths so you can at least hold your chin up high in your discussions without embarrassing yourself.

Broccoli-Based Medicine Against Cancer: Only Nature Can Do The Job
Nature's army of organiosulfur compounds which exhibits anticancer, antidiabetic, and antimicrobial properties, are being harnessed by scientists to give women a fighting chance against breast cancer, something prescription medication has failed to do for so many victims of the disease.

11 Natural Home Remedies To Treat Acne
Tired of the regular zits that keep popping up every now and then? You can bid adieu to a pimple here and there by following these simple and natural home remedies with lime juice being one of the most powerful ingredients in many recipes.

Tumeric Stops Deadly Mosquito Virus
Evidence has been accumulating that tumeric, that brightly colored relative of ginger, is a promising disease-preventive agent. The popular spice turmeric packs more than just flavor -- it shows promise in fighting devastating viruses, Mason researchers recently discovered.

Could Nuts Boost Semen Quality?
Consuming walnuts every day could help to improve the quality of semen in young men, according to new research data.

Nutritionist Challenges The Latest Study Vilifying Egg Yolks
Scientists recently stated that eating the yolk of an egg is almost as bad as smoking for people at risk of heart disease. Nutritionist Dr Carrie Ruxton has challenged the latest study vilifying egg yolk as a contributor to coronary artery.

What's Wrong With This Picture? Splash Pads May Be Refreshing But Also Deadly
What's wrong with this picture? Children are patiently waiting until the splash pad they are about to immerse themselves in, is thoroughly chlorinated by a city worker in a hazard materials (hazmat) suit. Even parents seem oblivious to what is actually going on here. Splash pads have regularly scheduled chlorine applications toxic enough to require city workers to where hazmat suits, yet perfectly fine for children to expose their entire bodies to from head to toe. So the answer to what's wrong with this picture is "absolutely everything."

We Are All Unique: Biochemical Individuality and Nutrition
Each of us has innate biochemical factors which influence personality, behavior, mental health, immune function, allergic tendencies, etc. Scientists tell us that the number of different genetic combinations possible in a child from the same two parents exceeds 42 million. It's interesting to note that we do not possess a combination of characteristics from our parents, but instead have a diverse collection of characteristics from many ancestors on both sides of the family.

Positive Encouragement and Constructive Criticism Lead To Poor Decision Making
People who give positive encouragement and constructive criticism could be wasting their breath according to the latest research from a psychology expert at Queen Mary, University of London.

Omar Thomas

Top Ten Old School Ways To Lose Weight

If you have tried all the latest weight loss fads and have been unsuccessful in your attempt to shed extra pounds, try looking to the past for inspiration. You can burn calories and stay trim with these ten old school workouts and weight loss tips.

1. Do Not Overlook The Stair Machine

Do not overlook older equipment at the gym. Sometimes older fitness equipment can be incredibly effective. Stair machines, for example, have been around for years but offer intense workouts.

2. Try Alternate Transportation

Instead of driving to work, walk or take a bicycle. Back in the day, everyone had to walk wherever they wanted to go and stayed in shape without ever going to the gym.

3. Go Retro With Fitness Videos

Do not forget about the retro trend of fitness videos. Popularized in the 1980s, exercise videos were the hottest fitness trend for a while. You could enjoy a real blast from the past by buying vintage fitness tapes in thrift stores or watching them online. The graphics and fitness attire might be out of date, but these old fitness routines will still get you up and moving.

4. Go For Old School Portion Sizes

Portion sizes at restaurants used to be significantly smaller and have gradually been increasing for the past few decades. Always order small sizes at restaurants to cut back on the amount of calories you consume.

5. Grow A Victory Garden

To get some extra exercise as well as plenty of vegetable nutrition, consider growing an old school victory garden. Gardening is a healthy outdoor activity, and even individuals who normally dislike vegetables are often willing to try produce they grow in their own garden.

6. Hit The Pool

Swimming has been a popular exercise for decades. Swimming is a relaxing, old school workout. You can swim laps at your local pool, and fortunately, swim caps are no longer required. If you are a member of a gym or community that has an indoor pool, swimming can be a year-round activity.

7. Time To Try The Treadmill

Another old school fitness machine that you should give a try is a treadmill. Although treadmills are not as exciting as some of the newer equipment you find at the gym, they can still help you burn calories. A treadmill is perfect for individuals of all fitness levels.

8. Follow Some Wisdom From Past Generations

You probably have heard a parent or relative say that you should avoid snacks between meals. If you cut out mindless snacking throughout the day, you will be able to drop pounds quickly. Of course, you do not want to let yourself get famished. If you let yourself get too hungry, you will be more likely to binge eat later on.

9. Weigh Yourself Weekly

Many old school diet and exercise plans encouraged individuals to weigh themselves at least once per week. If you weigh yourself frequently, you will be able to adjust your eating habits if you notice the number on the scale start to rise. It is much easier to try and lose a pound or two than waiting until your weight spirals out of control to take action.

10. Say Goodbye To Sugary Drinks

Back when your parents and grandparents were young, soda was a rare treat, not the beverage of choice for every meal. You can lose a lot of weight just by giving up sugary drinks. Replace your favorite soda with a glass of water or unsweetened tea, and watch the pounds disappear.


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Natural vs. Caesarean Delivery: Which Method Results in Higher IQ For Newborns?
The incidence of caesarean sections has risen dramatically in the past decade due to mostly convenience for doctors and patients. However, sometimes convenience comes at a cost. Vaginal births trigger the expression of a protein in the brains of newborns that improves brain development and function in adulthood, a new study has revealed.

The Practice of Female Circumcision To Be Revived in The Name of Religion in Egypt
Egyptian human rights groups and female activists are alarmed at renewed parliamentary calls to revive the practice of female circumcision. They appeal to the authorities to stop advocating what was officially banned in 2007.

Does Your Blood Type Influence Your Heart Disease Risk?
People with blood type A, B, or AB had a higher risk for coronary heart disease when compared to those with blood type O, according to new research published.

TSA's Millimeter Wave Scanners Radiate Cells With Untested and Dangerous Technology
Experts convened by health authorities have raised questions about airport X-Ray machines because they violated a longstanding principle in radiation safety -- that humans shouldn't be X-rayed unless there is a medical benefit. Although they've been approved all over the world, there is now overwhelming evidence that the naked body airport scanners are exposing millions to super high frequency microwave radiation.

Young Adults Don't Make The Link Between Nutrition, GMO and Health
When it comes to teens and young adults taking care of their bodies, appearance is much more important than health. Only a small percentage of men and women from this age group recognize the link between genetically modified foods, nutrition and health. Research conducted at the University of Missouri suggests appearance is the motivating factor in how college-age individuals take care of themselves.

Levels of Vitamins In Blood Has A Radical Effect on Physical Performance of Teens
The levels of iron and vitamins in blood may have a radical effect on the physical performance of adolescents, according to new research.

9 Common Indian Spices That Prevent Cancer
When the opposition in question is an adamant disease like cancer, our armoury should be packed with a healthy lifestyle and a diet including foods that double as anti-cancer agents. Look no further than Indian spices to add incredible flavor to your food and prevent cancer.

Suffering From Headaches? Forget The Tylenol and Painkillers and Stick To Water
Next time you have a headache, you might be better off leaving the painkillers at the pharmacy and just drinking a glass of water.

Will somebody please tell me what, exactly, is unsightly or unseeming in this front yard?
Photo viewable at if it does not
come through! Check this out... it's beautiful! Now why is this less attractive than flowers?
ASK THE DRUMMONDVILLE COUNCIL! ARE THEY AN ICLEI CITY? NO! (Only Montreal has signed to that nefarious agreement in Quebec) So why is this council harassing these innocuous people over their equally-innocuous garden? Read what CDSAPI has to say
about that below....

Cdsapi’s Added Comment:
“Control food and you control the people”.
The ability to control access to food equals “control over individuals’ life and death”.
You will see from reports that this is a comprehensive international agenda, and not just a local occurrence.
All over the country we are witnessing ordinances that OUTLAW the right of people to grow their own food or to exercise measures of self-sufficiency, self-sustainability, and self-protection.
I appeal to everyone to generate maximum public action within your sphere of influence on this “Police State Agenda”. Your future is also at stake!
Urgent deadline: Write an email to the Mayor and Council of Drummondville, Quebec.
To understand the whole picture, you have to connect ALL of the simultaneously appearing dots in the implementation of the New World Order (in which people are regarded as “totally OWNED” by the global governance of the financially powerful, self-appointed clique of Elite Control Criminals – who have managed to gain ownership control of 90% of the world’s resources during the past century/centuries).
In every area affecting people’s lives – work, health, self-sufficiency, independence - outlandish controls over the most basis aspects of citizens’ lives are being arbitrarily dictated and imposed with “police state” ruthlessness.
None of these ordinances make any functional sense except from the perspective of implementing the complete dictatorial CONTROL by the New World Order Governance.
The ATTACK on the RIGHT to grow and/or access healthy food is the most insidiously perilous. Big parts of the picture include GMOs, the CODEX dictated removal of herbs, vitamins, alternate health therapeutics, etc., the Patent Control (hence non-availability) of seeds, ordinances for insane compliance to arbitrary government decree of “do’s and don’ts”

"If you are NOT outraged, you do NOT know your rights.
If you do NOT KNOW your rights - YOU HAVE NONE!"
It is totally unacceptable to permit the arrogance and ignorance of dictatorial governance on any level to outlaw the citizen’s God-given right to provide food for him/herself and to protect his/her life’s essentials. cdsapi

For once, I have to say that Elizabeth May is right on the mark, exposing Harper as a lying
cohort of big oil, NOT a guardian of the nation as a PM is supposed to be. "Wolf in sheep's clothing"
doesn't go NEARLY far enough to describe the duplicity of the man.

Of course, none of them are. But people need to be fully informed of just what sort of criminals are
occupying those offices we pay so much for, many of us suffering to do so. And they need to understand
that NO Member of Parliament has a mandate to screw the country , NO Member of Parliament has
a mandate to give away our sovereignty, and NO Member of Parliament has a mandate to sit back and
take direction from a leader, instead of the people who elected him or her.

That being the case, my personal opinion is they all ought to get a taste of what they're foisting on
the rest of us.... they need to get FIRED without Unemployment Insurance, and no pension, and no perks,
and no future. They need to see what it means to live below the poverty line because of somebody else's
greed. And they need to see what it means to have children whose future is compromised because some
fool in Ottawa thinks he's smarter than God.

And when, pray tell, is Elizabeth going to click into the fact that it is our signing of international agreements
that bind us into courses of action WE WOULD NOT CHOOSE FOR OURSELVES, and that her voice,


British Columbia “firewall” anyone?
The Island Tides
August 9, 2012
For anyone familiar with Stephen Harper’s role as a provincial rights advocate, the federal posturing on the Enbridge risky tanker and pipeline scheme is more than ironic. It is a 180 degree about face.
Back in January 2001, our future Prime Minister sent a letter to Premier Ralph Klein in which he called for Alberta to exercise its Constitutional provincial powers to “build firewalls around Alberta.” The letter was co-signed by Harper’s mentor from the University of Alberta Tom Flanagan, Ted Morton (at the time described as Alberta Senator-elect), the head of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation and other Alberta luminaries, including Ken Boessenkool, (described in the letter as former advisor to “Stockwell Day, Treasurer of Alberta,” who is currently none other than Premier Christy Clark’s Chief of Staff.) Stephen Harper, who claimed top spot in the list of signatories, was at the time President of the National Citizens’ Coalition.
The letter set out what the signatories believed to be Constitutionally allowed steps Alberta should take, including: withdrawal from the Canada Pension Plan, ending the provincial contract with the RCMP, a provincial take-over of health care decision-making, and collecting revenue for the province from income tax. The aim of this bullish use of provincial powers was “to limit the extent to which an aggressive and hostile federal government can encroach on legitimate provincial jurisdiction.”
What a difference a decade makes. Now Stephen Harper is so confident of the right of the federal government to insist on an over-land pipeline to a tanker route through the most treacherous waters on earth that he committed to the project’s approval and completion before the provincial government had so much as uttered a word on the project’s acceptability. (I leave it to Patrick Brown to set out the nature of Christy Clark’s rather belated demands, but at least she has asserted that British Columbia has something to say in the matter. I leave for another day that other Constitutional objection to the Enbridge project – the constitutionally protected inherent rights of First Nations.)

Without commenting on the rightness or wrongness of WHY Canada was involved in wars, or WHY anyone at all was in those wars, this article presents a clear view of exactly how Canada has comported herself in the past, her people selflessly sacrificing and asking nothing in return... while others strutted their stuff across the world stage and ignored the incredible leadership and courage displayed by Canadians of all stripes when war threatened innocent people.

It is unfortunate that nowadays, Canada's "government" has decided that this selflessness should be used to such nefarious ends in Libya, in Afghanistan, in Iraq, and now, potentially, the rest of the US wars of aggression now plotted and planned and laid out before us.

We have always been peacekeepers and peacemakers; our role is now that of aggressor, one to which Canadians are ill-suited and which engenders no pride, except in those ignorant of what, exactly, is going on in the middle East.

As always, it is the intent of the doer that determines the worth of what he does. Thank you to the Brit who wrote this, for alerting us all to what many of us either forgot, or never knew, and to those who served, believing their service was for the greater good. If there is dishonor attached to any of these wars, it is not those who honestly serve who should bear the shame, for the shameful lies used to encourage their participation.

I am, as far as the REAL Canada is concerned,

British newspaper salutes Canada . . . This is a good read. It is funny how it took someone in England to put it into words......
Salute to a brave and modest nation - Kevin Myers , 'The Sunday Telegraph' LONDON :

Until the deaths of Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan , probably almost no one outside their home country had been aware that Canadian troops are deployed in the region.

And as always, Canada will bury its dead, just as the rest of the world, as always will forget its sacrifice, just as it always forgets nearly everything Canada ever does.. It seems that Canada 's historic mission is to come to the selfless aid both of its friends and of complete strangers, and then, once the crisis is over, to be well and truly ignored.

Canada is the perpetual wallflower that stands on the edge of the hall, waiting for someone to come and ask her for a dance. A fire breaks out, she risks life and limb to rescue her fellow dance-goers, and suffers serious injuries. But when the hall is repaired and the dancing resumes, there is Canada, the wallflower still, while those she once helped glamorously cavort across the floor, blithely neglecting her yet again.

That is the price Canada pays for sharing the North American continent with the United States , and for being a selfless friend of Britain in two global conflicts.

For much of the 20th century, Canada was torn in two different directions: It seemed to be a part of the old world, yet had an address in the new one, and that divided identity ensured that it never fully got the gratitude it deserved.

Yet it's purely voluntary contribution to the cause of freedom in two world wars was perhaps the greatest of any democracy. Almost 10% of Canada 's entire population of seven million people served in the armed forces during the First World War, and nearly 60,000 died. The great Allied victories of 1918 were spearheaded by Canadian troops, perhaps the most capable soldiers in the entire British order of battle.

Canada was repaid for its enormous sacrifice by downright neglect, it's unique contribution to victory being absorbed into the popular memory as somehow or other the work of the 'British.'

The Second World War provided a re-run. The Canadian navy began the war with a half dozen vessels, and ended up policing nearly half of the Atlantic against U-boat attack. More than 120 Canadian warships participated in the Normandy landings, during which 15,000 Canadian soldiers went ashore on D-Day alone.

Canada finished the war with the third-largest navy and the fourth largest air force in the world. The world thanked Canada with the same sublime indifference as it had the previous time.

Canadian participation in the war was acknowledged in film only if it was necessary to give an American actor a part in a campaign in which the United States had clearly not participated - a touching scrupulousness which, of course, Hollywood has since abandoned, as it has any notion of a separate Canadian identity.

So it is a general rule that actors and filmmakers arriving in Hollywood keep their nationality - unless, that is, they are Canadian. Thus Mary Pickford, Walter Huston, Donald Sutherland, Michael J. Fox, William Shatner, Norman Jewison, David Cronenberg, Alex Trebek, Art Linkletter, Mike Weir and Dan Aykroyd have in the popular perception become American, and Christopher Plummer, British.

It is as if, in the very act of becoming famous, a Canadian ceases to be Canadian, unless she is Margaret Atwood, who is as unshakably Canadian as a moose, or Celine Dion, for whom Canada has proved quite unable to find any takers.

Moreover, Canada is every bit as querulously alert to the achievements of its sons and daughters as the rest of the world is completely unaware of them. The Canadians proudly say of themselves - and are unheard by anyone else - that 1% of the world's population has provided 10% of the world's peacekeeping forces.
Canadian soldiers in the past half century have been the greatest peacekeepers on Earth - in 39 missions on UN mandates, and six on non-UN peacekeeping duties, from Vietnam to East Timor, from Sinai to Bosnia.
Yet the only foreign engagement that has entered the popular non-Canadian imagination was the sorry affair in Somalia , in which out-of-control paratroopers murdered two Somali infiltrators. Their regiment was then disbanded in disgrace - a uniquely Canadian act of self-abasement for which, naturally, the Canadians received no international credit.
So who today in the United States knows about the stoic and selfless friendship its northern neighbour has given it in Afghanistan ?
Rather like Cyrano de Bergerac , Canada repeatedly does honourable things for honourable motives, but instead of being thanked for it, it remains something of a figure of fun. It is the Canadian way, for which Canadians should be proud, yet such honour comes at a high cost. This past year more grieving Canadian families knew that cost all too tragically well.
Lest we forget.
Please pass this on to any of your friends or relatives who served in the Canadian Forces or anyone who is proud to be Canadian; it is a wonderful tribute to those who choose to serve their country and the world in our quiet Canadian way.

A Simple Way To Remove Splinters With Baking Soda
A splinter is an partially or fully embedded piece of wood, glass, metal or any foreign body in the skin. The typical response to a splinter is to squeeze the skin to try and get it out with a tweezer. This often results in embedding it further into the skin and if it's brittle, it often breaks into smaller pieces. Here is an easy, fairly pain-free way to remove a splinter without further aggravating the skin.

A Shocking Cure To Morning Sickness and Preeclampsia May Make Some Women Cringe
A very bizarre yet scientifically researched remedy to morning sickness and preeclampsia is making some women cringe at the thought. For centuries, pregnant women have used natural remedies to ease symptoms of each ailment including teaspoon of ginger, a mint and herbal teas. But now, some research suggests you can even add oral sex to that list.

Researchers Discover Brain Activation Areas For Hoarders
It's a serious disorder that has only become more common in recent years. Hoarding (or pathological collecting) is a pattern of behavior that is characterized by the excessive acquisition of and inability or unwillingness to discard large quantities of objects that would seemingly qualify as useless or without value. We all know at least one hoarder. Researchers have now identified parts that the part of a hoarder's brain involved in decision-making is under-activated when dealing with others' possessions, but over-activated when deciding whether to keep or discard their own things, a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)-funded study has found.

Living in the Past? Why Is It Impossible For Some of Us To Live In The Moment
The sought-after equanimity of "living in the moment" or "living in the now" may be very difficult, according to neuroscientists who’ve pinpointed a brain area responsible for using past decisions and outcomes to guide future behavior. The study, based on research conducted at the University of Pittsburgh and published in the professional journal Neuron, is the first of its kind to analyze signals associated with metacognition--a person’s ability to monitor and control cognition (a term cleverly described by researchers as "thinking about thinking.")

Walking Through Life: Walking’s Relationship to Lifespan
Walking is a part of everyday life. It is a simple motion that one learns to do as a toddler and is therefore often taken for granted. Walking is an important part of life however, and can be an even more important factor in maintaining a healthy life. This article will explore the health benefits that walking offers and delve into some scientific studies on the relationship between walking an good health.

Why Infants Need Natural Immunity: How Vaccines Actually Promote Cancer Growth
The premise behind vaccines is that it will help children fight viral infections as they age. But a U-M study suggests the natural ability to fight infection is there early on. Vaccines can inhibit the growth of essential immune cells early in life, and avoiding vaccines could actually improve an infant's response to infection. More specifically, vaccines are suppressing a very specific type of protein which inhibits the growth of specific cancers.

Surprised? US Scientists Find That Chemotherapy Boosts Cancer Growth
Chemotherapy can damage healthy cells? Say it isn't so? You don't need a degree to figure this one out. Poison kills indiscriminately-- always has and always will. While damaging healthy cells, chemotherapy also triggers them to secrete a protein that sustains tumour growth and resistance to further treatment. Researchers in the United States made the "completely unexpected" finding they claimed while seeking to explain why cancer cells are so resilient inside the human body when they are easy to kill in the lab.

Low Vitamin D Levels Common In Critically Ill Children
Vitamin D deficiency is very common among children with critical illnesses, and it is associated with worse outcomes, according to new research.

Scientists Without Foresight Are Using Viruses To Alter Human DNA
Most people consider viruses as living things the can reproduce on their own to spread and infect their hosts. The fact is, viruses are neither alive nor can they reproduce like other living organisms. Many have even theorized that viruses are some of the most deadly man-made biological machines. So, if viruses are so deadly and infectious can they seriously be used to cure disease? Surprisingly, scientists are now committed to this deranged reality. The use of viruses to deliver new DNA to human cells is being investigated as part of what researchers claim are novel gene therapy techniques.

Weight Training Combined With Aerobic Exercise Reduces Diabetes by Almost 60 Percent
Men who do weight training regularly may be able to reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes by up to 34%, according to a new study by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and University of Southern Denmark researchers. And if they combine weight training and aerobic exercise, such as brisk walking or running, they may be able to reduce their risk even further -- up to 59%.

Magnesium Reduces Your Risk of Cancer
Increased intakes of magnesium in the diet may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, says a new meta-analysis from Imperial College London and Wageningen University.

Can Your Pupils Reveal Your Sexual Orientation?
There is a popular belief that sexual orientation can be revealed by pupil dilation to attractive people, yet until now there was no scientific evidence. For the first time, researchers at Cornell University used a specialized infrared lens to measure pupillary changes to participants watching erotic videos. Pupils were highly telling: they widened most to videos of people who participants found attractive, thereby revealing where they were on the sexual spectrum from heterosexual to homosexual.

Dangerous Experiment in Fetal Engineering
A new paper just published in the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry uses extensive Freedom of Information Act findings to detail an extremely troubling off-label medical intervention employed in the U.S. on pregnant women to intentionally engineer the development of their fetuses for sex normalization purposes.

Artificial Butter Flavoring Ingredient Penetrates Blood-Brain Barrier
Scientists are beginning to understand one of life's enduring mysteries - Diacetyl (DA) is a chemical that imparts the buttery flavour in microwave popcorn. It has a disease named after it because many microwave popcorn factory workers exposed to it have developed a lung condition called diacetyl-induced bronchiolitis obliterans or "Popcorn worker's lung". New evidence found that DA intensifies the damaging effects of an abnormal brain protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease.

Is it In Our Genes? Why Do Women Outlive Men?
Scientists are beginning to understand one of life's enduring mysteries - why women live, on average, longer than men.

Is Your Fish Healthy? A Simple Rule of Thumb Applies
When ordering seafood, the options are many and so are some of the things you might consider in what you order. Is your fish healthy? Is it safe? Is it endangered? Is it genetically modified? Is it organic or conventionally farmed? While there are many services and rankings offered to help you decide -- there's even an iPhone app -- a group of researchers have found a simple rule of thumb applies.

Many With Gluten Intolerance Avoid Diagnosis, Move Towards Gluten Free Foods For Relief
Millions have been diagnosed with celiac disease, but around just as many are unaware that they have it, a Mayo Clinic-led analysis of the condition’s prevalence has found. Meanwhile, 1.6 million people in the United States are on a gluten-free diet even though they haven’t been diagnosed with celiac disease, according to the study published Tuesday in the American Journal of Gastroenterology. This suggests more people are indifferent about diagnosis and becoming more concerned about how food makes them feel.

The Unreported Reason Why Children's Cavities Are On The Rise
Children's cavities are on the rise, and children today who have cavities are requiring more expensive and extensive dental surgery to hide the problems of dental decay.

Study Confirms Fluoridated Water Affects IQ and Neurobehavioral Development in Children
Although fluoride has been proven to cause neurotoxicity in animal models, very little published research has elaborated on acute fluoride poisoning and neurotoxicity in adults and children. A report in a peer-reviewed open access journal published by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of published studies to investigate the effects of increased fluoride exposure and delayed neurobehavioral development.

Excess Maternal Iodine Linked to Thyroid Problems in Newborns
Obtaining your iodine from natural sources in food is essential to overall health. However, over supplementation with iodine during pregnancy could lead to the development of congenital hypothyroidism in newborns, according new clinical case data.

Consuming Large Amounts of This Mineral Reduces Cancer Risk By 67 Percent
Who would have thought that the earth beneath our feet could be to blame for health woes ranging from heart disease to thyroid problems to cancer? Yet that’s the view of some experts who say levels of selenium, a mineral essential for good health, are so low in soil in Europe that it’s affecting the food chain, diets and, ultimately, the risk of disease.


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