(Subjects: Religion/Worship, Lightworkers, Food, Health, Prescription Drugs, Homeopathy, Innate (Body intelligence), New Age movement, Global Unity, ... etc.) - (Text version)

“…… Should I use Doctors and Drugs to Heal Me or Spiritual Methods?

"Dear Kryon, I have heard that you should stay natural and not use the science on the planet for healing. It does not honor God to go to a doctor. After all, don't you say that we can heal with our minds? So why should we ever go to a doctor if we can do it ourselves? Not only that, my doctor isn't enlightened, so he has no idea about my innate or my spiritual body needs. What should I do?"

First, Human Being, why do you wish to put so many things in boxes? You continue to want a yes and no answer for complex situations due to your 3D, linear outlook on almost everything. Learn to think out of the 3D box! Look at the heading of this section [above]. It asks which one should you do. It already assumes you can't do both because they seem dichotomous.

Let's use some spiritual logic: Here is a hypothetical answer, "Don't go to a doctor, for you can heal everything with your mind." So now I will ask: How many of you can do that in this room right now? How many readers can do that with efficiency right now? All of you are old souls, but are you really ready to do that? Do you know how? Do you have really good results with it? Can you rid disease and chemical imbalance with your mind right now?

I'm going to give you a truth, whether you choose to see it or not. You're not ready for that! You are not yet prepared to take on the task of full healing using your spiritual tools. Lemurians could do that, because Pleiadians taught them how! It's one of the promises of God, that there'll come a day when your DNA works that efficiently and you will be able to walk away from drug chemistry and the medical industry forever, for you'll have the creator's energy working at 100 percent, something you saw within the great masters who walked the earth.

This will be possible within the ascended earth that you are looking forward to, dear one. Have you seen the news lately? Look out the window. Is that where you are now? We are telling you that the energy is going in that direction, but you are not there yet.

Let those who feel that they can heal themselves begin the process of learning how. Many will be appreciative of the fact that you have some of the gifts for this now. Let the process begin, but don't think for a moment that you have arrived at a place where every health issue can be healed with your own power. You are students of a grand process that eventually will be yours if you wish to begin the quantum process of talking to your cells. Some will be good at this, and some will just be planting the seeds of it.

Now, I would like to tell you how Spirit works and the potentials of what's going to happen in the next few years. We're going to give the doctors of the planet new inventions and new science. These will be major discoveries about the Human body and of the quantum attributes therein.

Look at what has already happened, for some of this science has already been given to you and you are actually using it. Imagine a science that would allow the heart to be transplanted because the one you have is failing. Of course! It's an operation done many times a month on this planet. That information came from the creator, did you realize that? It didn't drop off the shelf of some dark energy library to be used in evil ways.

So, if you need a new heart, Lightworker, should you go to the doctor or create one with your mind? Until you feel comfortable that you can replace your heart with a new one by yourself, then you might consider using the God-given information that is in the hands of the surgeon. For it will save your life, and create a situation where you stay and continue to send your light to the earth! Do you see what we're saying?

You can also alter that which is medicine [drugs] and begin a process that is spectacular in its design, but not very 3D. I challenge you to begin to use what I would call the homeopathic principle with major drugs. If some of you are taking major drugs in order to alter your chemistry so that you can live better and longer, you might feel you have no choice. "Well, this is keeping me alive," you might say. "I don't yet have the ability to do this with my consciousness, so I take the drugs."

In this new energy, there is something else that you can try if you are in this category. Do the following with safety, intelligence, common sense and logic. Here is the challenge: The principle of homeopathy is that an almost invisible tincture of a substance is ingested and is seen by your innate. Innate "sees" what you are trying to do and then adjusts the body's chemistry in response. Therefore, you might say that you are sending the body a "signal for balance." The actual tincture is not large enough to affect anything chemically - yet it works!

The body [innate] sees what you're trying to do and then cooperates. In a sense, you might say the body is healing itself because you were able to give it instructions through the homeopathic substance of what to do. So, why not do it with a major drug? Start reducing the dosage and start talking to your cells, and see what happens. If you're not successful, then stop the reduction. However, to your own amazement, you may often be successful over time.

You might be able to take the dosage that you're used to and cut it to at least a quarter of what it was. It is the homeopathy principle and it allows you to keep the purpose of the drug, but reduce it to a fraction of a common 3D dosage. You're still taking it internally, but now it's also signaling in addition to working chemically. The signal is sent, the body cooperates, and you reduce the chance of side effects.

You can't put things in boxes of yes or no when it comes to the grand system of Spirit. You can instead use spiritual logic and see the things that God has given you on the planet within the inventions and processes. Have an operation, save your life, and stand and say, "Thank you, God, for this and for my being born where these things are possible." It's a complicated subject, is it not? Each of you is so different! You'll know what to do, dear one. Never stress over that decision, because your innate will tell you what is appropriate for you if you're willing to listen. ….”

Monsanto / GMO - Global Health

(Subjects: Big pharma [the drug companies of America] are going to have to change very soon or collapse. When you have an industry that keeps people sick for money, it cannot survive in the new consciousness., Global Unity, ... etc.) - (Text version)
"Recalibration of Free Choice"– Mar 3, 2012 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Caroll) - (Subjects: (Old) Souls, Midpoint on 21-12-2012, Shift of Human Consciousness, Black & White vs. Color, 1 - Spirituality (Religions) shifting, Lose a Pope “soon”, 2 - Humans will change react to drama, 3 - Civilizations/Population on Earth, 4 - Alternate energy sources (Geothermal, Tidal (Pedal wheels), Wind), 5 – Financials Institutes/concepts will change (Integrity – Ethical) , 6 - News/Media/TV to change, 7 Big Pharmaceutical company will collapse “soon”, (Keep people sick), (Integrity – Ethical) 8 – Wars will be over on Earth, Global Unity, … etc.) - (Text version)
"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy, Recalibration Lectures, God / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) - (Text version)
"THE BRIDGE OF SWORDS" – Sep 29, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: ... I'm in Canada and I know it, but I will tell those listening and reading in the American audience the following: Get ready! Because there are some institutions that are yet to fall, ones that don't have integrity and that could never be helped with a bail out. Again, we tell you the biggest one is big pharma, and we told you that before. It's inevitable. If not now, then in a decade. It's inevitable and they will fight to stay alive and they will not be crossing the bridge. For on the other side of the bridge is a new way, not just for medicine but for care. ....) - (Text Version)

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Shanghai Husi exported expired chicken to Japan

Want China Times, Staff Reporter 2014-07-23

An inspector with the Shanghai Municipal Food and Drug Administration
seals a Shanghai Husi Food computer, July 22. (Photo/Xinhua)

After revelations emerged on July 20 that Shanghai Husi Food had reprocessed expired meat to sell to fast food chains in China, the company has now been found to have exported re-processed expired chicken to Japan, reported our Chinese language sister newspaper China Times.

Fast food companies in Japan such as MacDonald's, KFC, and Starbucks have all been affected by the expired meat.

Radio and Television Shanghai reported that Shanghai Husi, the Chinese unit of the US OSI Group, mixed fresh chicken with expired chicken and successfully fooled the quality control department at McDonald's.

Husi closed its factory on July 20, and the Shanghai Municipal Food and Drug Administration seized all the meat therein.

According to the English-language Shanghai Daily, in addition to McDonald's, KFC, and Starbucks, other food chains in Japan like Burger King, Papa John's Pizza, Subway, and Pizza Hut imported meat products from Husi as well.

McDonald's Japan said that 20% of its chickens is imported from Husi. About 500 branches in Kanto region were affected and stopped selling chicken nuggets. McDonald's Japan is looking for a new source of chicken and will start selling chicken nuggets again no later than July 23.

McDonald's had originally been scheduled to hold a press conference on July 23 to launch new summer products, with singers from a popular singing competition show scheduled to attend, however, the press conference was cancelled on the evening of July 22.

Incidents of adulterated foods have rocked consumer confidence in China over the last couple of years. Earlier this year, the US retailer Walmart's supermarket in China was found to have used fox meat labelled as donkey meat. Walmart subsequently announced that it would strengthen its quality inspection on Chinese food suppliers. The Husi incident may have a similar effect in Japan.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Worldwide FGM ban sought at 'Girl Summit' in London

Yahoo – AFP, Danny Kemp, 22 July 2014

British Prime Minister David Cameron mets campaigners and activists at the
 'Girl Summit 2014' at Walworth Academy in south London on July 22, 2014
(AFP Photo/Will Oliver)

London (AFP) - British Prime Minister David Cameron called on Tuesday for a worldwide ban on female genital mutilation and child marriage as he launched the first UN-backed "Girl Summit" on issues that affect millions around the globe.

Cameron announced that parents in Britain would face prosecution for failing to prevent their daughters from being subjected to FGM, while setting out steps to tackle both practices in developing nations.

"Our aim is to outlaw FGM and child marriage everywhere for everyone," Cameron told the summit in London, to applause from an audience of experts and campaigners from around the world.

Pakistani rights activist Malala Yousafzai (L)
 listens to British Prime Minister David 
Cameron as he speaks at the 'Girl Summit
 2014' at Walworth Academy in south London
on on July 22, 2014 (AFP Photo/Oli Scarff)
FGM, which affects tens of millions of women, particularly in the Horn of Africa, ranges from removal of the clitoris to the mutilation and removal of other female genitalia. It can leave girls at risk of prolonged bleeding, infection, infertility and even death.

Cameron acknowledged that ending FGM and child marriage was no easy task, saying they ranked alongside the global health threats of polio and tuberculosis in terms of the commitment needed to tackle them.

But he argued: "All girls have the right to live free from violence and coercion, without being forced into marriage or the lifelong physical and psychological effects of female genital mutilation.

"Abhorrent practices like these, no matter how deeply rooted in societies, violate the rights of girls and women across the world, including here in the UK.

"I want to build a better future for all our girls and I am hosting the Girl Summit today so that we say with one voice -- let's end these practices once and for all."

The summit, which is co-hosted by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), will produce an "international charter" calling for the eradication of FGM and child marriage within a generation.

The summit will also launch new programmes to prevent child and forced marriage in 12 developing nations.

Speakers at the event included Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who recovered from being shot in the head by the Taliban and is now a campaigner for girls' education.

"We should have the right to change traditions and we should make the changes. We ask that there be no more FGM or child marriage," Malala told the summit.

"We should not be followers of traditions that go against human rights... we are human beings and we make traditions."

Map of Africa showing countries where female genital mutilation
is most prevalent, created on February 19, 2014 (AFP Photo)

'Accelerate our efforts'

UNICEF warned in a new report that while the rate of FGM and child marriage has fallen over the past three decades, population increase in developing nations alone could reverse this trend if "intensive action" is not introduced.

More than 130 million girls and women have experienced some form of FGM in the 29 countries in Africa and the Middle East where the practice is most common, it said.

More than 700 million women worldwide were married as children, UNICEF added.

"The numbers tell us we must accelerate our efforts," said UNICEF executive director Anthony Lake.

Indian actress and Plan International Girls' 
Rights Ambassador Freida Pinto listens
 to speakers at the 'Girl Summit 2014' at
 Walworth Academy in south London on
July 22, 2014 (AFP Photo/Oli Scarff)
"FGM and child marriage profoundly and permanently harm girls, denying them their right to make their own decisions and to reach their full potential."

Cameron confirmed that Britain would introduce legislation under which doctors and teachers would be required by law to report FGM, while parents who allow their daughters to be cut will be prosecuted.

British lawmakers earlier this month said the prevalence of FGM in the country was a "national scandal", warning that up to 170,000 women may have had the procedure and another 65,000 young girls were at risk.

A damning report from the House of Commons home affairs committee condemned the failure of the government, police, health and education authorities over many years to address what it said was an "extreme form of child abuse".

Husi meat scandal just the tip of the iceberg, says exec

Want China Times, Staff Reporter 2014-07-22

The factory of Husi Food Co in Shanghai, July 21. (Photo/CNS)

A Shanghai-based meat supplier has been caught selling allegedly expired chicken and beef to fast-food restaurants in China, including McDonald's and KFC, after which a former executive of a multinational food company said the incident is merely the tip of the iceberg of the problem in the industry, according to Shanghai's China Business News.

Shanghai-based Husi Food Co is accused of having mixed a large amount of expired chicken skin and chicken breasts to make McDonald's Chicken McNuggets. The expired meat was minced by machines before being covered with three layers of flour and deep fried into McNuggets.

In addition, the report said, Husi would change the expiration date on the packaging of its meat, telling its workers to store expired meat for production or asking them to mix expired meat with fresh cuts.

Yum! Brands, the parent company of KFC and Pizza Hut, said the company is taking the report very seriously and will respond as soon as it has fully understood the situation.

McDonald's said it has asked its restaurants in China to stop using meat supplied by Husi and has formed a task force to look into the matter.

A former executive of a multinational food company that supplied KFC and McDonald's said that such a situation is common in the industry.

Husi is the Chinese arm of US-based supplier OSI, founded in 1909. OSI is the designated global supplier for top fast-food chains, including McDonald's, KFC and Pizza Hut.

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Aids medicines unaffordable for many victims

The international medical organization Doctors without Borders has said that medicines for treating AIDS are still too expensive for many patients. This is especially true for victims living in developed countries.

Deutsche Welle, 21 July 2014

The organization revealed the results of a study at the World AIDS Conference taking place in Melbourne. The charity said that victims in poorer countries were much less affected by the spiraling prices, spending only around 100 euros ($135) a year on drugs to treat the disease, but that pharmaceutical companies were charging patients in developed countries huge amounts.

"Today, we know exactly which tools we need to keep the virus within limits in patients living with HIV," Jennifer Cohn, the medical director of the access campaign for Doctors without Borders said. "But in most cases, the prices are too high. We need to remove barriers on patents and provide more finances.”

No sign of a cure

AIDS researchers also said there were no imminent signs of a cure for the disease. Steven Deeks, researcher at the University of California, said that developing a cure for those already infected could take "many, many years."

Scientists had been optimistic after an infant responded to treatment and appeared to have no traces of the virus without antiretroviral treatment. But recently, the virus showed up again on the so-called "Mississippi" baby, leading scientists to abandon the hope that they were on the path to a cure.

Need for new laws

Activists at the World AIDS conference accused national governments of being responsible for the increase in the number of AIDS victims because of their laws.

"The cruel reality is that in every region of the world, stigma and discrimination continue to be the main barriers to effective access to health," said Nobel Laureate Francoise Barre-Sinoussi, who co-discovered the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

A recent United Nations report said that 79 countries had laws that criminalize same sex practices. Uganda and Nigeria have recently passed anti-gay laws and India has restored a previous law which bans sodomy.

Experts say that HIV spreads stealthily when, for example, sex workers, gays and intravenous drug users are criminalized. Kene Esom, a Nigerian gay rights activist said these laws sometimes crippled efforts to spread the word about safe sex and improve access to life-saving drugs.

Western countries donated 14 billion euros last year to fight AIDS in developing countries. However, Former Australian high court justice Michael Kirby said: "they cannot expect taxpayers in other countries to shell out…huge funds for antiretroviral drugs if they simply refuse to reform their own laws and policies to help their own citizens." If Western governments heed Kirby’s words, future funds to developing countries fighting AIDS may be subject to several conditions.

mg/pfd (AFP, dpa)

Monday, July 21, 2014

China shuts meat factory supplying McDonald's, KFC

Yahoo – AFP, 21 July 2014


Shanghai has shut a factory of US food provider OSI Group for selling out-of-date meat to restaurant giants including McDonald's and KFC, authorities said Monday in China's latest food safety scandal.

Shanghai television, which reported the original allegations, said that workers at the OSI China plant in the city mixed expired meat with the fresh product and deliberately misled quality inspectors from McDonald's.

Other customers included Burger King, Papa John's Pizza, coffee chain Starbucks and sandwich maker Subway, the Shanghai Daily newspaper reported Monday.

City officials closed the factory on Sunday and seized products which allegedly used expired meat, the Shanghai food and drug administration said in a statement.

Police were investigating, it said, threatening "severe punishment" in future.

McDonald's said in a statement it had "immediately" stopped using the factory's products while Yum separately said its KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants had also halted use of its meat.

China has been rocked by a series of food and product safety problems, due to lax enforcement of regulations and corner-cutting by producers.

One of the worst occurred in 2008 when the industrial chemical melamine was found to have been illegally added to dairy products, killing at least six babies and making 300,000 people ill.

Retail giant Walmart of the United States said early this year that it would tighten inspections of its suppliers in China after it was forced to recall donkey meat products that had been found to contain fox.

Last year, China detained hundreds of people for food safety crimes, including selling rat and fox meat disguised as beef and mutton, following a three-month crackdown, police said.

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DNA Hunt in MH17 Victim Identification

Police in Indonesia are collecting DNA samples from relatives of those killed in the Malaysia Airlines tragedy

Jakarta Globe, Ari Susanto, Jul 20, 2014

Ida Mardiyati, right, sister of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 plane crash victim
 Yuli Hastini, gets her blood drawn at her parents’ house in Kebonan, Solo, Central
 Java, on July 19, 2014, by the Central Java Police for DNA samples. (Antara Photo/
Hafidz Novalsyah)

Solo. Police have begun taking DNA samples from family members of some of the 12 Indonesians believed to have been on board the Malaysia Airlines flight that was shot down over Ukraine on Thursday.

Police are also questioning the relatives about any identifiable physical characteristics as they seek to provide details to the investigators trying to identify the remains scattered over a field in rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine, according to Adj. Comr. Aris Prasetyo, a spokesman for the National Police’s Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) team.

Aris told the Jakarta Globe on Sunday that police had already taken a DNA sample from relatives of Yuli Hastini, 44, an Indonesian woman who was on board Flight MH17 with her Dutch husband, Johnny Paulisen, and their two children, Arjuna Paulisen and Sri Paulisen.

The family were said to be on an annual trip to visit Yuli’s family in Solo, Central Java. It was the first time they had flown Malaysia Airlines, having previously taken Singapore Airlines, relatives said.

In neighboring Karanganyar district, police took DNA samples from the parents of Supartini, 39, who was employed as a domestic worker in The Hague with her two sisters.

Aris said the family had also submitted a copy of a picture that Supartini had taken of herself at Amsterdam’s Schipol airport and sent to one of her sisters before boarding the flight.

The three sisters had all planned to return to Indonesia for a month before going back to the Netherlands. Paryati and Murtini, though, flew out a day earlier, on Emirates and Singapore Airlines flights, respectively.

Aris said the DVI team would submit all the DNA samples and descriptions of the victims to the National Police headquarters in Jakarta for use in aiding investigators identify the bodies at the crash site.

The plane was carrying 298 passengers and crew when it was shot down over territory controlled by pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine’s east. The separatist, the Ukrainian military and the Russian military have all denied responsibility for the incident.

Yuli and Supartini were among 12 Indonesians listed on the passenger manifest. The others were identified as Hadiono Gunawan, Hendry, Clarice Yelena Huizen, Vickiline Kurniati Kardia, Gerda Leliana Laherda, Jane M. Adi Soetjipto, Wayan Sujana, Yodricunda Theistiasih, Ketut Wiartini and Ninik Yuriani.

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Florida jury slaps RJ Reynolds with $23.6 bn in damages

Yahoo – AFP, 19 July 20`14

A Florida state jury has ordered the RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company to pay
 $23.6 billion in punitive damages to the wife of a longtime smoker who died
of lung cancer, her attorneys said (AFP Photo/Denis Charlet)

Miami (AFP) - A Florida jury has ordered RJ Reynolds tobacco to pay $23.6 billion to the wife of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in a verdict seen as one of the largest for a single plaintiff in state history.

In addition to the punitive damages, Friday's verdict also awarded more than $16 million in compensatory damages to the estate of Michael Johnson Sr.

During the four-week trial, lawyers for Johnson's widow Cynthia Robinson argued that the RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company was negligent in informing consumers of the dangers of consuming tobacco and thus led to Johnson contracting lung cancer from smoking cigarettes.

They said Johnson had become "addicted" to cigarettes and failed multiple attempts to quit smoking.

The Escambia County jury returned its verdict after some 15 hours of deliberations.

"RJ Reynolds took a calculated risk by manufacturing cigarettes and selling them to consumers without properly informing them of the hazards," Robinson's lawyer Willie Gary said in a statement.

"As a result of their negligence, my client's husband suffered from lung cancer and eventually lost his life.

"We hope that this verdict will send a message to RJ Reynolds and other big tobacco companies that will force them to stop putting the lives of innocent people in jeopardy."

RJ Reynolds plans to appeal the court decision and verdict, vice president and assistant general counsel J. Jeffery Raborn said.

The landmark award was "far beyond the realm of reasonableness and fairness," he charged in a statement.

Reynolds is "confident that the court will follow the law and not allow this runaway verdict to stand," Raborn added, calling the damages "grossly excessive and impermissible under state and constitutional law."

Cancer, mergers and e-cigarettes

Smoking remains the leading preventable cause of premature death in the United States, killing nearly half a million Americans each year, health experts say.

Some 18 percent of Americans now smoke, down from 42 percent in the 1960s.

The RJ Reynolds court verdict comes only days after its parent company, Reynolds American, announced it would acquire rival Lorillard to create a behemoth aimed at conquering the growing e-cigarette market.

Recent growth in e-cigarettes, which deliver nicotine in a vapor rather than smoke, comes as conventional cigarette sales drop amid tight consumer spending and health concerns.

The deal could remake the US tobacco market, one of the world's most important with annual sales of more than $90 billion in 2013, according to research house Euromonitor.

With tobacco smoke claiming a life every six seconds, the tar-free, electronic alternative could help prevent much of the cancer, heart and lung disease and strokes caused by the toxins in traditional cigarettes, a group of 50 doctors and policy experts told the World Health Organization in May.

In January the United States marked the 50th anniversary of the first surgeon general's report warning that smoking caused lung cancer.

Since then, the habit has been attributed to 13 kinds of cancer and a host of other diseases, including liver and colon cancer, blindness and diabetes.

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"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy,Recalibration LecturesGod / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) -(Text version)

“… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …”

Saturday, July 19, 2014

AIDS conference spared worst with Malaysia plane toll at six

Yahoo – AFP, Richard Ingham, 19 July 2014

International AIDS Society president Françoise Barre-Sinoussi of France
 addresses the media at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)
in Melbourne on July 19, 2014 (AFP Photo/Esther Lim)

A global AIDS summit was in shock Saturday at the loss of colleagues in the Malaysia Airlines disaster over Ukraine, but spirits were lifted when the number who died was put at six, far fewer than feared.

Reports on Friday said as many as 100 passengers on the plane were en route to the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne when it went down in a rebel-held part of the country on Thursday, killing all 298 on board.

People gather next to a sign reading AIDS
 2014 in Melbourne on July 18, 2014 after
 news that downed Malaysia Airlines flight
 MH17 was carrying many participants
headed to the 20th International AIDS
Conference planned in the Australian city
(AFP Photo)
But International AIDS Society president Francoise Barre-Sinoussi said just six attendees were confirmed dead.

"The number that we have confirmed through our contacts with authorities in Australia, in Malaysia, and Dutch authorities as well is six people. It may be a little bit more, but not the numbers that have been announced," she said.

Those killed include prominent Dutchman Joep Lange, a pioneer of cheap anti-retrovirals for the poor who had been involved in HIV research and treatment since 1983.

Officials said Pim de Kuijer from STOPAIDSNOW was also on board, along with Lucie van Mens, director of AIDS Action Europe and her colleague Maria Adriana de Schutter.

World Health Organization official Glenn Thomas and Jacqueline van Tongeren from the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development also died in the crash.

Flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, which US officials believe was hit by a surface-to-air missile, was due to connect with another flight to Melbourne.

Despite the death toll not being as bad as feared, the sense of loss was palpable as attendees gathered at the Melbourne Convention Centre on the eve of the high-powered meeting, the largest of its kind in the world.

File photo of leading AIDS researcher
Joep Lange (AFP Photo/Jean Ayissi)
"The extent of our loss is hard to comprehend and express," Barre-Sinoussi, a Nobel prize winner, said ahead of the summit that opens on Sunday.

"Our colleagues were travelling because of their dedication to bringing an end to AIDS.

"We will honour their commitment and keep them in our hearts as we begin our programme on Sunday. This tragedy is probably a good sign to work again together and to continue as a tribute for our colleagues."

The loss of Lange was felt particularly hard by Barre-Sinoussi.

"Joep was not only a great researcher, a great champion of the fight against HIV for many years, he was also a wonderful human being," she said.

"He was firmly believing that a cure for HIV was possible, as we all do, and was one of the first supporters of the idea of integrating social science with the search for a cure."

Officials from the PharmAccess Foundation, which Lange launched in 2000 to facilitate access to treatment for HIV and AIDS patients across Africa, said his death was "a massive loss".

Clinton: Victims are 'martyrs'

Some 12,000 participants are due to take part in the conference, including former US president Bill Clinton, who told CNN that those who died were "martyrs".

Wreckage from the crashed Malaysian
 airliner is shown near the town of
Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine,
July 17, 2014 (AFP Photo/Dominique
"Thinking about those people, knocked out of the sky, it's pretty tough," he said, adding that "they were doing so much good".

"Those people are really, in a way, martyrs to the cause that we are going to Australia to talk about."

Clinton is due to give an address in Melbourne on Wednesday.

Held every two years, the International AIDS Conference is a forum for campaigners to highlight developments in fighting the disease and discuss financing problems.

It is this year also expected to channel anger about laws in Africa that stigmatise homosexuality and in the former Soviet Union that punish intravenous drug users -- a crackdown now extended to Russian-annexed Crimea.

Some 35 million people live with HIV, although global AIDS-related deaths and new infections have fallen by more than a third in a decade, raising hopes of beating the killer disease by 2030.

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FedEx indicted for shipping illegal online pharmacy meds

Yahoo – AFP, 18 July 2014

A FedEx truck leaves a distribution center on March 20, 2013 in San Rafael,
California (AFP Photo/Justin Sullivan)

Washington (AFP) - The US Justice Department announced Thursday that package-delivery giant FedEx has been indicted for allegedly facilitating the distribution of controlled substances and prescription drugs sold by illegal online pharmacies.

A federal grand jury in San Francisco indicted the company for having "knowingly and intentionally conspired to distribute" the substances from unauthorized pharmacies, the Justice Department said.

US authorities had warned FedEx of the illegal activities of some online pharmacies which were not authorized to market products in the United States, the department said.

"From at least as early as 2004" the indictment alleges, federal authorities and members of Congress "informed FedEx that illegal Internet pharmacies were using its shipping services," a statement from the department said.

Meanwhile FedEx employees in the states of Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia expressed safety concerns to senior management.

Complaints included trucks that "were stopped on the road by online pharmacy customers demanding packages of pills" and delivery addresses that would sometimes be "a parking lot, school, or vacant home where several carloads of people were waiting for the FedEx driver to arrive."

In some instances "customers were jumping on the FedEx trucks and demanding online pharmacy packages" and drivers were "threatened if they insisted on delivering packages to the addresses," the statement said.

Instead of putting an end to activities, FedEx "adopted a procedure whereby Internet pharmacy packages from problematic shippers were held for pick up at specific stations, rather than delivered to the recipient's address."

The indictment resulted from a nine-year investigation by US authorities.

In a similar case, Google agreed to pay $500 million to settle charges that it sold advertisements to Canada-based online pharmacies that marketed drugs to Americans in violation of US law.

Friday, July 18, 2014

MIT students make 3D-printed ice cream

If your ice cream could look like anything in the world, what would you choose? A new machine could 3D print your ice cream in 15 minutes

theguardian.com, Samuel Gibbs, Thursday 17 July 2014

MIT student project proves that 3D printing ice cream is a tasty possibility.
Photograph: Kristine Bunker

Three students from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have hacked together a 3D printer that can produce edible Mr Whippy-style ice cream in any shape.

Kyle Hounsell, Kristine Bunker and David Donghyun Kim developed the contraption – a modified version of an existing 3D printer connected to a “soft serve” ice-cream machine – as part of a graduate project in MIT’s additive manufacturing department.

“First, we needed to print into a cooled environment so that the ice cream would hold its shape once printed,” the students explained to 3Ders. “We bought a small upright freezer which was large enough to both put the Solidoodle inside and allow for the full build volume we were aiming for.”

Liquid nitrogen cooling system

The students built a cooling system using liquid nitrogen to fix the ice cream in place as it was squirted out of the 3D printer’s nozzle into the desired shape. The instant cooling allowed the printer to build up the ice cream layers just as a traditional extrusion-based 3D printer squirts down layers of plastic.

The student's setup in the lab. Photograph: MIT

“The main reason we feel an ice cream 3D printer is an important addition to current additive manufacturing technology is that it interests children,” the MIT students explained.

The students had to balance the accuracy and printing resolution of the printer to enable interesting shapes and creations with the speed of printing, as no one wants to wait 30 minutes for their ice cream to appear.

“We imagine this technology being marketable in ice cream parlours such as Dairy Queen where customers can order an ice cream treat, wait 15 minutes, and see the shape they chose be created,” they said. “Of course last, and more importantly, we aim to enjoy the ice cream after successful printing.”

The proof-of-concept printer needs refinement before it is likely to see commercial duty, but the technology could appear in an ice cream truck near you soon, if the students or a third party decides to continue developing the system further.

For now, ice cream 3D printed into a star shape is entirely possible.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

England, Wales see biggest drop in births in 40 years

Yahoo – AFP, 17 July 2014

A Transport of London badge created to mark the 150th anniversary of the
London Underground, on March 20, 2013 (AFP Photo/Chris Radburn)

London (AFP) - The number of babies born in England and Wales showed the biggest drop in 2013 for nearly 40 years, official statistics show, hit by an uncertain economic outlook and changes to the welfare system.

The fall marked a departure from previous years, as birth numbers have risen annually since 2001 except for a slight fall in 2009.

The decline could be influenced by "uncertainty about employment and lower career and promotion opportunities" and government changes to the welfare system, the Office for National Statistics said on Wednesday.

The 4.3 percent decrease in live births between 2013 and 2012 was the biggest annual fall since 1975.

Over a quarter of live births -- 26.5 percent compared to 25.9 percent the previous year -- were by mothers who were born outside Britain.

The average age of motherhood reached 30 for the first time since records began in 1938.

Nearly half of all babies were born outside marriage or a civil partnership, a percentage that has been rising over the long-term.

Figures for Scotland and Northern Ireland are published separately.

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"Recalibration of Free Choice"–  Mar 3, 2012 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: (Old) SoulsMidpoint on 21-12-2012, Shift of Human Consciousness, Black & White vs. Color, 1 - Spirituality (Religions) shifting, Loose a Pope “soon”, 2 - Humans will change react to drama, 3 - Civilizations/Population on Earth,  4 - Alternate energy sources (Geothermal, Tidal (Paddle wheels), Wind), 5 – Financials Institutes/concepts will change (Integrity – Ethical) , 6 - News/Media/TV to change, 7 – Big Pharmaceutical company will collapse “soon”, (Keep people sick), (Integrity – Ethical)  8 – Wars will be over on Earth, Global Unity, … etc.) (Text version)

“…  3 - Longer Life is Going to Happen, But…

Here is one that is a review. We keep bringing it up because Humans don't believe it. If you're going to start living longer, there are those who are frightened that there will be overpopulation. You've seen the way it is so far, and the geometric progression of mathematics is absolute and you cannot change it. So if you look at the population of the earth and how much it has shifted in the last two decades, it's frightening to you. What would change that progression?

The answer is simple, but requires a change in thinking. The answer is a civilization on the planet who understands a new survival scenario. Instead of a basic population who has been told to have a lot of children to enhance the race [old survival], they begin to understand the logic of a new scenario. The Akashic wisdom of the ages will start to creep in with a basic survival scenario shift. Not every single woman will look at herself and say, "The clock is ticking," but instead can say, "I have been a mother 14 times in a row. I'm going to sit this one out." It's a woman who understands that there is no loss or guilt in this, and actually feels that the new survival attribute is to keep the family small or not at all! Also, as we have said before, even those who are currently ignorant of population control will figure out what is causing babies to be born [Kryon joke].

Part of the new Africa will be education and healing, and eventually a zero population growth, just like some of the first-world nations currently have. Those who are currently tied to a spiritual doctrine will actually have that doctrine changed (watch for it) regarding Human birth. Then they will be able to make free choice that is appropriate even within the establishment of organized religion. You see, things are going to change where common sense will say, "Perhaps it would help the planet if I didn't have children or perhaps just one child." Then the obvious, "Perhaps I can exist economically better and be wiser with just one. It will help the one!" Watch for these changes. For those of you who are steeped in the tradition of the doctrines and would say that sounds outrageously impossible, I give you the new coming pope [Kryon smile]. For those of you who feel that uncontrolled procreation is inevitable, I encourage you to see statistics you haven't seen or didn't care to look at yet about what first-world countries have already accomplished on their own, without any mandates. It's already happening. That was number three.….”

US federal judge rules California death penalty unconstitutional

A federal judge has ruled that California's death penalty is unconstitutional. Executions have been on hold in California since 2006 due to concerns that inmates suffer extreme pain from lethal injection.

Deutsche Welle, 17 July 2014

California's system of capital punishment violates the US constitution's prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment, US District Court Judge Cormac J. Carney ruled on Wednesday.

Carney said that arbitrary factors determine whether or not a death sentence is actually carried out, "not legitimate ones like the nature of the crime or the date of the death sentence." Due to a lengthy appeals process, most condemned inmates sit on death row for decades and are more likely to die from natural causes.

"Inordinate and unpredictable delay has resulted in a death penalty system in which very few of the hundreds of individuals sentenced to death have been, or even will be, executed by the State," Carney wrote.

Since California voters adopted the state's current system of capital punishment 35 years ago, 900 people have been sentenced to death. But executions have been carried out in only 13 of those cases.

'Broken beyond repair'

Anti-death penalty activist Gil Garcetti, a former Los Angeles County district attorney, called Wednesday's ruling "truly historic."

"It further proves that the death penalty is broken beyond repair," Garcetti said, calling for capital punishment to be replaced with life imprisonment without parole.

In 2006, a federal judge suspended all executions in California out of concern that the state's procedures for administering lethal injection created too great a risk that the inmate would suffer from severe pain.

slk/crh (AP, dpa)

Enrollment for National Health Insurance Exceeds Expectation

Jakarta Globe, Kennial Caroline Laia, Jul 17, 2014

Acting Governor of Banten Rano Karno, right, hands out insurance policies
 for a family of very poor households (RTS) in Cilegon, Banten, on June 27, 2014.
 BPJS of Banten wants to assure that fishermen, pedicab drivers, workers and small
 traders will be taken care of should they be stricken with illness. (Antara Photo/
Humas-Banten/ Asep F.)

Jakarta. The number of Indonesians participating in the ambitious national health insurance program launched under the Social Security Organizing Body, or BPJS, is expected to grow next year. Current figures have already surpassed the 2014 target, according to an official.

“Based on our data, more than 125 million have enrolled in the program since last year — higher than our initial target of 121.6 million,” BPJS spkesperson Irfan Humiadi told the Jakarta Globe on Wednesday.

“This result is unexpected. Even though we have reached our target, we’re still actively putting out information and increasing our marketing efforts to promote the health scheme,” Irfan said.

The insurance applicants include millions of people who were already covered by the community health protection scheme (Jamkesmas), the regional health protection scheme (Jamkesda), and civil servants who were covered by insurance provider Asuransi Kesehatan or Askes, among others.

Irfan said employees from the private sector have also registered, and industrial-based companies and businesses have demonstrated good cooperation.

“Around four million have already registered for the insurance,” Irfan said.

“Motorcycle taxi drivers, street vendors and traders at traditional markets are also included within this group,” he added.

Nevertheless, Junaedi, the BPJS director in charge of registration, said the number of employees in the private sector who had jointed the national insurance system was lower than hoped for.

Only 146,878 workers, or 15 percent of the private sector, have joined the health insurance scheme to date — a far cry from the BPJS’s target of one million.

“We always set our targets high, because the participation from the private sector is also high. Last June, the participation increased by 180 percent,” Junaedi said on Tuesday, as quoted by Kompas.com.

Applicants have been asked to file their registrations with the compulsory government program independently.

BPJS aims for national insurance to manage the health coverage of more than 200 million Indonesians, out of the total population of some 250 million, by 2019.