(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)

Pharmaceutical Fraud / Corruption cases

Health Care

Health Care
Happy birthday to Percy Julian, a pioneer in plant-drug synthesis. His research produced steroids like cortisone. (11 April 2014)

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Transgender identity should no longer be classified as mental disorder: study

Yahoo – AFP, July 28, 2016

Pakistani transgenders carry signs at a rally in Karachi on November 30, 2013
(AFP Photo/Asif Hassan)

Mexico City (AFP) - Transgender identity should no longer be classified as a mental disorder in a World Health Organization list of diseases, according to a study presented in Mexico on Thursday.

Violence and social rejection are the cause of mental distress and impairment among transgender people, not their gender identity, according to the research published in the journal The Lancet Psychiatry.

"If it's not a disease now, then it never was. This should be clear," Eduardo Madrigal, president of the Mexican Association of Psychiatry, said at a news conference.

The field study was conducted between April and August 2014 among 250 transgender adults who were receiving health care services at the Condesa Specialized Clinic in Mexico City.

The group went through an interview which found that 83 percent had experienced distress over their gender identity during adolescence.

It is the first in a series of similar studies that will be conducted in Brazil, France, India, Lebanon and South Africa.

The results will be presented at the 11th revision in 2018 of the WHO's International Classification of Diseases, a diagnostic tool for health care providers around the world.

"This reclassification will not only promote discussions for new health policies for the trans community to have better access to health services, but it will also help to reduce the stigma and rejection that they are victims of," said Ana Fresan, one of the study's authors.

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"The Akashic Circle" – Jul 17, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: Religion, The Humanization of GodBenevolent Design, DNA, Akashic Circle, (Old) Souls, Gaia, Indigenous People, Talents, Reincarnation, Genders, Gender Switches, In “between” Gender Change, Gender Confusion, Shift of Human Consciousness, Global Unity,..... etc.)  - (Text version)

“… Gender Switching

Old souls, let me tell you something. If you are old enough, and many of you are, you have been everything. Do you hear me? All of you. You have been both genders. All of you have been what I will call between genders, and that means that all of you have had gender switches. Do you know what happens when it's time for you to switch a gender? We have discussed it before. You'll have dozens of lifetimes as the same gender. You're used to it. It's comfortable. You cannot conceive of being anything else, yet now it's time to change. It takes approximately three lifetimes for you to get used to it, and in those three lifetimes, you will have what I call "gender confusion."

It isn't confusion at all. It's absolutely normal, yet society often will see it as abnormal. I'm sitting here telling you you've all been through it. All of you. That's what old souls do. It's part of the system. …”

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Dutch men are world’s tallest, women are second in new rankings

DutchNews, July 26, 2016

Photo: DutchNews.nl

Dutch men are the tallest in the world with an average height of 182.5 centimetres according to researchers at Imperial College in London. 

Dutch women are the second tallest in the world, reaching an average height of 1.69 metres, one centimetre less than the Latvians. 

The research team looked at information about heights from a variety of sources including military conscription forms, population surveys and other studies to find out how much people had grown over the past 100 years. 

‘This study gives us a picture of the health of nations over the past century,’ public health professor Majid Ezzati told Reuters. The findings, he said, underlined the need ‘to address children and adolescents’ environment and nutrition on a global scale.’ 

Dutch men have grown from 1.69 metres a century ago to their present height. Women are now 14 centimetres taller than in 1914. By contrast, Americans have only grown by an average of six centimetres over the past 100 years. 

The smallest men in the world come from East Timor, with an average height of 1.6 metres. Women from Guatemala were the smallest with an average height of 149 cm.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

UN summer camps give respite to traumatised young Gazans

Yahoo – AFP, July 23, 2016

Palestinian youth draw during a summer camp at a United Nations Relief and
Works Agency (UNRWA) school on July 23, 2016 in Gaza City (AFP Photo/
Mahmud Hams)

Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - The UN is offering tens of thousands of children in the Gaza strip, traumatised by three wars with Israel since 2008, a summer break at play camps throughout the territory.

Over three weeks, 165,000 children will attend camps offering play activities and access to psychologists, said Bo Schack of UNRWA, the United Nations agency responsible for Palestinian refugees.

Some 2,000 young Palestinian refugees will run the activities at 120 sites, he said.

The latest round of fighting in Gaza, in 2014, took the lives of 2,251 Palestinians, including more than 500 children. Seventy-three people were killed on the Israeli side, including 67 soldiers.

The violence, which included widespread Israeli air strikes and shelling, "still affects many children in Gaza", Schack said at a ceremony launching the camps.

"We must work harder still to change the lives of these children for the better, to turn their nightmares into hopes and dreams of a better future," he said.

In 2014, Sara, now 14, took shelter with her mother and brothers in a UN school while fighting raged around and above them.

"I don't like to think about that time, I'd rather go and have fun," she said.

Palestinian girls at a summer camp organised at a UNRWA school on July 23, 
2016 in Gaza City (AFP Photo/Mahmud Hams)

Dressed in a traditional embroidered black dress, she was enthusiastic about the camp.

"We really need to play, to have fun, and summer camps provide us with a good atmosphere," she told AFP before slipping away to join her friends.

About 75 percent of the coastal strip's residents are refugees.

For the past three years, cash-strapped UNRWA has cancelled its previously annual seaside summer camps for lack of funding.

It now holds activities in its own schools.

It says the total cost of this year's three-week programme is $2.3 million (2.1 million euros).

For Hossam, 12, the camps are worth it.

"I'm happy to be here with my friends, he said. "We're going to play football."

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Parents Demand Official Explanation on Ill-Effects From Fake Vaccines

Jakarta Globe, Alin Almanar, July 20, 2016

Parents wait for their children to be revaccinated at a hospital in Bekasi
on Monday (18/07). (Antara Photo/Risky Andrianto)

Jakarta. Parents who suspect that their children have been given fake vaccines are demanding that the government issue an official explanation about their health effects, instead of sticking to unofficial claims that the counterfeit vaccines pose no health risks at all.

Tests conducted by the Food and Drug Monitoring Ageny (BPOM) show some of the fake vaccines contained regular vaccine mixed with insulin.

If only a small amount is injected, the counterfeit vaccines will not have any side effect, the Health Ministry has said.

"We need official statements from the government," said Imam Subali, the parents' representative, in a meeting with the House of Representatives in Jakarta on Tuesday (20/07).

"This would help ensure that hospitals administering the fake vaccines can be held responsible if the patients suffer ill-effects later," Imam told the lawmakers.

The chairman of the House's Commission IX — which oversees health and manpower affairs, Dede Yusuf said, "The fake vaccines are not necessarily dangerous but the production did not follow hygienic standards."

Tuesday's meeting came five days after the Health Ministry revealed the names of 14 hospitals, most of which are located in Bekasi, West Java, that have allegedly administered counterfeit vaccines.

Shortly after the revelation, enraged parents besieged some of the hospitals, demanding they provide data on patients that have been been given fake vaccines, conduct medical check-ups and perform revaccination if necessary.

The fake vaccine revelation prompted the House to agree last week on establishing a special mechanism to supervise the distribution of vaccines and other medicines in Indonesia.

Late last month, a joint task force made up of officials from the Health Ministry, the National Police and the BPOM was formed to crack down on the fake vaccine distribution ring.

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Ban health insurers permanently from paying profits to shareholders: MPs

DutchNews, July 20, 2016   

 Photo: Depositphotos.com
Socialist, Labour and Christian Democrat MPs are calling for a permanent ban on dividend payments to shareholders by health insurance companies. 

A temporary ban is currently in place but the MPs say health insurers should never be allowed to pay out profits to shareholders or others. Instead, they say, all profit made on health insurance should be used to improve healthcare or cut premiums.

‘We pay premiums for good healthcare, not to benefit investors,’ Socialist Party MP Renske Leijten is quoted as saying by news agency ANP. ‘Confidence in the healthcare system will be seriously undermined if health insurers can pay out profits to shareholders.’ 

In addition, allowing health insurers to pay dividends could lead to them putting the company interests ahead of that of patients, the MPs say. 

The current ban is due to expire in 2018.

The four biggest insurance companies control 90% of the market. Achmea, which includes Zilveren Kruis, De Friesland, FBTO and Agis, is market leader with 32%. VGZ, a cooperative, has 25%.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Africa's progress in the fight against HIV/Aids

The South African city of Durban is the venue for the 2016 World Aids Conference. Sub-Saharan Africa will feature prominently on the agenda, a region where the infection rate has decreased by over 40 percent since 2000.

Deutsche Welle, 15 July 2016

Which strategies are most effective in the battle against HIV/Aids? DW looks at how four African countries are responding to the challenge.

Ethiopia: Free medicines

Ethiopia is regarded as a model in the fight against the virus HIV and the disease Aids. Between 2001 and 2011, the number of new infections in the East African nation dropped by 90 percent, more than in any other African state. During the same period, the number of people who died of Aids also declined by more than half.

The decreasing infection and mortality rates are mainly due to antiretroviral (ARV) treatment. ARVs prevent the HIV virus from spreading and damaging the body's immune system and also allow people to live a largely normal life with the disease. Since 2005, the drug has been distributed across Ethiopia free of charge.

In remote villages, trained medical staff ensure every HIV patient takes his or her medication. Nearly 2,500 health clinics offer care and support to pregnant women to prevent mother-to-children transmission. In addition, between 2013 and 2014 some 9.6 million people - one in ten Ethiopians - were tested forr Aids.

Kenya: compulsory HIV/Aids education

Fewer than six percent of Kenyans live with HIV/Aids. That's about 1.5 million people. The number of new infections also fell significantly in recent years. In 2005, 28.3 percent of infected mothers transmitted the virus to their children. Five years later, that figure had gone down to 8.5 percent.

Meanwhile, more than 90 percent of all pregnant Kenyan women go for Aids tests. In 2000, there were only three health facilities where Kenyans could consult medical practitioners and get tested for HIV. In 2010, the number of health facilities offering HIV consultations had increased to more than 4,000.

The main reason for the reduction in the HIV/Aids prevalence in Kenya is the supply of ARVs. In 2003, only 6,000 people had access to the medication. Ten years later, that figure increased to more than 600,000.

The Kenyan government also regards voluntary male circumcision as a weapon in the fight against AIDS. This reduces the risk of infection among men by about 40 percent, according to studies. Since 2003, HIV/Aids education has been a compulsory element in school curriculums. About 70 percent of the cost in fighting HIV/Aids in Kenya is footed by external donors.

Burkina Faso: support fund for the sick and orphans

In most of western Africa, the percentage of HIV infection was far less than in eastern and southern Africa. In 2000, Burkina Faso had a prevalence rate of around six percent, one of the highest in the region.

Today, according to estimates by UNAIDS, only 0.8 percent of the population is infected with the virus. The government responded early and showed its determination to fight the epidemic.

In 1987, the Burkinabe government implemented its first action plans. Together with international donors, the private sector and local communities, it invested large sums in ARVs, opened a support fund for HIV/Aids infected people, and started training thousands of health workers. In addition, the government began a massive behavioral change campaigns and distributed condoms.

Uganda: 'Abstinence, faithfulness and condoms'

In Uganda, the Aids epidemic reached its peak in the 1990s. Approximately 18 percent of the population was infected with the virus. The Ugandan government and international aid agencies launched ambitious and expensive educational programs with the slogan "Abstinence, faithfulness and condoms."

The campaign was a success. In 2000, only five percent of the population was HIV-positive. But, in the meantime, a contrary trend is emerging. The number of new infections in Uganda is rising again for the first time in ten years. The HIV prevalence rate in the country is now about seven percent of the population.

Surprisingly, a major reason for this is the widespread usage of ARVs and the circumcision of men. Many Ugandans believe that the ARV therapy can cure the disease completely and that male circumcision rules out any risk of infection - as a result, more people are abandoning the use of condoms.

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" .... Africa

Let me tell you where else it's happening that you are unaware - that which is the beginning of the unity of the African states. Soon the continent will have what they never had before, and when that continent is healed and there is no AIDS and no major disease, they're going to want what you have. They're going to want houses and schools and an economy that works without corruption. They will be done with small-minded leaders who kill their populations for power in what has been called for generations "The History of Africa." Soon it will be the end of history in Africa, and a new continent will emerge.

Be aware that the strength may not come from the expected areas, for new leadership is brewing. There is so much land there and the population is so ready there, it will be one of the strongest economies on the planet within two generations plus 20 years. And it's going to happen because of a unifying idea put together by a few. These are the potentials of the planet, and the end of history as you know it.

In approximately 70 years, there will be a black man who leads this African continent into affluence and peace. He won't be a president, but rather a planner and a revolutionary economic thinker. He, and a strong woman with him, will implement the plan continent-wide. They will unite. This is the potential and this is the plan. Africa will arise out the ashes of centuries of disease and despair and create a viable economic force with workers who can create good products for the day. You think China is economically strong? China must do what it does, hobbled by the secrecy and bias of the old ways of its own history. As large as it is, it will have to eventually compete with Africa, a land of free thinkers and fast change. China will have a major competitor, one that doesn't have any cultural barriers to the advancement of the free Human spirit.. ...."

Kryon Q&A

Question: Dear Kryon, as the Universe transforms in this period of ascension/transition, why does it appear that little spiritual attention is focused on the African continent? While there has certainly been a religious awakening largely due to the circumstances that souls choose (for example, poverty, HIV/AIDS, etc.), this is being translated quite slowly into spirituality (my perception).
What is your information on the state of spiritual awakening on the African continent?

Answer: Dear one, this question is perhaps the best one you could have asked for your time. Indeed, it appears that the African situation is dichotomous to an awakening Earth. For a full explanation, you have to go back to information we presented 12 years ago [Kryon Book One, 1989]. We told you back then that there was a potential that showed that in order for your planet to move forward at the rate it was appearing to, up to one percent of the population might have to leave. This was startling information to most of you, and some wondered how and where this might begin. A disaster, perhaps? A comet strike? Now, as you know, the Humans on the African continent are currently losing their lives by the tens of millions. In addition, the life expectancy is bleak for at least the next decade . . . perhaps the next full generation! Your disease called AIDS is seemingly fulfilling this prophecy.

What this might mean to you is that the prediction given to you about your transition is now upon you, and all you can do is sit back and watch it occur in horror. What we have channelled to you recently, however, is that nothing could be further from your reality, or your 2001 potential. Instead, we have reported to you that since the 1989 potentials, you have far exceeded the energy for the year 2001 beyond that which was expected. What this means is that now the prophecy does not have to occur at all! What you are seeing, however, is the setup for the old potential still in progress, without knowledge that it is not needed.

Remember that death of any kind is abhorrent to you. We don’t expect you to understand how such a thing could have helped Spirit or Earth, but on a grander scale, it would have. An entire generation of Humanity came in with this expectation and knowledge, and they had agreements to leave early. It is this African family that you may now turn your attention to, for they have the opportunity to void this entire contract and remain in health.

This African continent is not in a state of spiritual awakening. They are instead in survival mode, plowing through an outdated spiritual potential. What can you do? Visualize the change in this scenario! You just changed the very time frame of Earth itself, so changing the energy of this one place is well within your ability! Visualize them happy, with families intact, fed, healthy, with the potential for life and joy. The energy you can develop in these visualizations can nullify the scenario that is there . . . totally! You can change the leaders’ minds, quicken the ability for science to reach those it needs to, and even change the reality of the disease itself. All these things we tell you, lightworker, since this is the work that you have asked to do. Your visualizations create a light that shines into the dark places of consciousness, or science, and of hope itself. You still don’t understand the potential of your energy! Is it worth two minutes a day? Perhaps three? Each day, consider this.

Blessed indeed is the awakening lightworker who is free from worry about death and who is not constantly hungry. For this Human has the ability to use his energy to help those who are ready to blossom into their own spiritual awakening, but who are currently consumed with an old contract of death and disease. The few may help the many, and the many may remain to help the earth in other ways. This is what family does for family. Believe it!

Concentrate prostate cancer surgery in centres of excellence: hospitals

DutchNews, July 15, 2016

Surgery using robots. Photo: Flip Franssen/Hollandse Hoogte

Nine large Dutch hospital groups have come up with a plan to concentrate robot surgery for prostate cancer in two major centres, arguing that the more experienced surgeons are, the better the results. 

At the moment 37 different Dutch hospitals carry out the surgery, a total of 2,500 times a year. But some carry out just a handful of operations and research shows patients at those hospitals have a 40% greater chance of serious complications. 

By contrast at the Martini Clinic in Hamburg, which specialises in the technique, just 6.5% of patients develop problems with incontinence, compared with 43% across Germany as a whole. 

The hospitals say the surgery should be concentrated at the Maasstad hospital and Rotterdam and Canisius Wilhelmina hospital in Nijmegen. They would each carry out at least 500 operations a year, sharply reducing the risk of incontinence and impotence to patients. 

Amsterdam’s specialist cancer hospital Antoni van Leeuwenhoek has welcomed the initiative to concentrate robotic prostate surgery in centres of excellence. However, it told broadcaster NOS that a centre should also be based in the Amsterdam region. 

Some 10,000 men are identified with prostate cancer in the Netherlands every year and around 2,500 die from the disease. Earlier this year, European research led by Erasmus University in Rotterdam showed a two-yearly prostate cancer test for men aged 55 to 59 would save 300 lives a year.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Health Ministry Reveals Names of 14 Health Facilities That Have Been Using Fake Vaccines

Jakarta Globe, 14 Jul 2016

Jakarta. The Health Ministry on Thursday (14/07) announced the names of 14 health facilities that have allegedly been administering fake vaccines to their patients. 13 of the 14 health facilities are located in Bekasi, just outside Jakarta.

The names of the private hospitals were revealed during a hearing at the House of Representatives, which had been urging the Health Ministry to announce the names since Wednesday.

The National Police announced on Tuesday that according to their ongoing investigation 14 health facilities have been using fake vaccines.

"We have obtained a permission from the police's criminal investigations unit to announce the names," Health Minister Nila Moeloek told lawmakers from the House's Commission IX, which oversees health and manpower affairs.

According to the document released by the ministry, the names of the 14 hospitals and their locations are:

1. Dr. Sander Batuna in North Cikarang, Bekasi

2. Bhakti Husada in North Cikarang, Bekasi

3. Sentral Medika in Cikarang, Bekasi

4. Puspa Husada in South Tambun, Bekasi

5. Karya Medika in West Cikarang, Bekasi

6. Kartika Husada in Jatiasih, Bekasi

7. Sayang Bunda in Pondok Ungu Permai, Bekasi

8. Multazam in Bekasi

9. Permata in Bekasi

10. Gizar in South Cikarang, Bekasi

11. Elisabeth in Bojong Rawalumbu, Bekasi

12. Hosana Medica in Lippo Cikarang, Bekasi

13. Hosana Medica in Bekasi

14. Harapan Bunda in Ciracas, East Jakarta

The 13 hospitals in Bekasi bought their fake vaccines from Juanda, an employee of CV Azka Medika. Harapan Bunda Hospital in East Jakarta obtained the fake vaccines from a man named M. Syahrul.

According to the document, both men had "given a list of the vaccines and their prices to the procurement units at the hospitals. The orders were later agreed by the hospital directors."

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Uruguay to sign up smokers to buy state marijuana

Yahoo – AFP, July 7, 2016

Uruguay government aims to begin registering users by the end of the month
authorizing them to purchase marijuana in pharmacies in an effort to undermine
drug-trafficking gangs (AFP Photo/Luis Robayo)

Montevideo (AFP) - Uruguay will this month start signing up smokers to buy marijuana from pharmacies in the world's first scheme for state-production and sale of the drug, an official source said Wednesday.

The leftist government has begun harvesting its own marijuana and aims to start selling it in mid-August, the source told AFP.

The marijuana leaves have been grown under heavy security at privately operated, state-supervised farms.

"It is being harvested and dried," said the source, who asked not to be named.

The government will buy the drug from the producers and sell it on to the pharmacies. But the amount released for sale will depend on how many users register.

The government aims to start registering users by the end of this month, the source said.

Under a law passed in 2013, Uruguay already allows users to grow marijuana if they register as members of state-regulated clubs.

In this June 30, 2016 photo, a pharmacy attends a client at Capurro neighborhood
 in Montevideo, Uruguay. Uruguay's government is planning to sell marijuana at 50
pharmacies throughout the country. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)

The state will now expand that initiative to regulate the sale of the drug in pharmacies.

The law allows for users to buy up to 40 grams (1.4 ounces) a month. Authorized buyers will be identified by their fingerprints.

The scheme is being overseen by the state Cannabis Regulation and Control Institute.

Officials have not ruled out extending sales to establishments other than pharmacies.

The initiative was launched by former president Jose Mujica as a way to undermine drug-trafficking gangs.

A poll at the time indicated that nearly two thirds of Uruguayans were opposed to the law.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Utrecht council goes for ‘gender neutral’ toilets

DutchNews, July 1, 2016

Photo: Depositphotos.com
Utrecht city council has become the first in the country to vote to introduce gender neutral toilets throughout council-owned buildings. 

The aim is to make transsexuals feel more comfortable about which toilets they use and remove discussion with other users, supporters of the plan said. 

Gay and transgender rights lobby group COC has been campaigning for the introduction of gender neutral toilets for some time. 

The motion to make the switch came from Liberal democratic party D66. ‘As an open house of democracy in the heart of the city, this is a fine symbolic place to begin with toilets for everyone,’ the party said in a statement

It is not clear if the town hall will retain some men and women’s toilets for people who feel uncomfortable sharing facilities. 

If the switch to unisex toilets is a success in the town hall, the concept will be used in other council buildings. 

There are already mixed toilets in Amsterdam and Leiden university college buildings.

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announces the military will lift its ban on
 transgender troops, at the Pentagon in Washington, DC on June 30, 2016
(AFP Photo/Saul Loeb)

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"The Akashic Circle" – Jul 17, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: Religion, The Humanization of GodBenevolent Design, DNA, Akashic Circle, (Old) Souls, Gaia, Indigenous People, Talents, Reincarnation, Genders, Gender Switches, In “between” Gender Change, Gender Confusion, Shift of Human Consciousness, Global Unity,..... etc.)  - (Text version)

“… Gender Switching

Old souls, let me tell you something. If you are old enough, and many of you are, you have been everything. Do you hear me? All of you. You have been both genders. All of you have been what I will call between genders, and that means that all of you have had gender switches. Do you know what happens when it's time for you to switch a gender? We have discussed it before. You'll have dozens of lifetimes as the same gender. You're used to it. It's comfortable. You cannot conceive of being anything else, yet now it's time to change. It takes approximately three lifetimes for you to get used to it, and in those three lifetimes, you will have what I call "gender confusion."

It isn't confusion at all. It's absolutely normal, yet society often will see it as abnormal. I'm sitting here telling you you've all been through it. All of you. That's what old souls do. It's part of the system. …”

Friday, July 1, 2016

US military lifts ban on transgender personnel

Yahoo – AFP, Thomas Watkins, June 30, 2016

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announces the military will lift its ban on
 transgender troops, at the Pentagon in Washington, DC on June 30, 2016
(AFP Photo/Saul Loeb)

Washington (AFP) - Transgender personnel will no longer be barred from serving openly in the US military, the Pentagon announced Thursday -- a major milestone that immediately drew fire from Republican lawmakers.

Lifting the ban on transgender service members is "the right thing to do, and it's another step in ensuring that we continue to recruit and retain the most qualified people," Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told reporters.

"Good people are the key to the best military in the world."

The move is the latest in a series of Pentagon personnel reforms under Carter, who has repeatedly stressed the need for the military to modernize to draw from as deep a talent pool as possible.

He last year ordered all military roles -- including combat positions -- to be opened to women, and has overseen benefits changes to make the military more family friendly.

As recently as five years ago, the US military still banned gay troops from openly discussing their sexuality under a "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

Today, the Army has an openly gay man, Eric Fanning, working as the service's highest civilian leader.

The new transgender policy will be phased in during a one-year period, but the military can no longer discharge or deny reenlistment to troops based solely on their gender identity, effective immediately.

By July 1 next year, the services will begin allowing transgender personnel to sign up, assuming they have met the necessary physical and mental standards to do so, the Pentagon said.

Under the new policy, the Pentagon will cover medical expenses related to being transgender, including gender reassignment surgeries when these are deemed "medically necessary."

Pentagon expected to repeal ban on transgender members

Republican scorn

Republican Congressman Mac Thornberry, who chairs the House Armed Services Committee, said the move could lead to troops not being ready to deploy for medical reasons.

"This is the latest example of the Pentagon and the president prioritizing politics over policy," Thornberry said.

"Our military readiness -- and hence, our national security -- is dependent on our troops being medically ready and deployable."

Republican Senator Jim Inhofe, who sits on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said the move was a distraction.

"Our military is facing historic readiness shortfalls, putting our service members' lives at greater risk. Addressing this crisis should be the sole focus of the Obama administration, but instead they continue to be more interested in forcing their social agenda," Inhofe said.

The US military has about 1.3 million service members. According to a RAND study, about 2,500 of these active-duty service members are transgender, as well as about 1,500 out of approximately 825,000 reserve troops.

The new policy allows transgender troops "to continue to serve without living a lie, and provides much-needed clarity to commanders who for years have been stuck in the middle of a confusing policy," Democratic Senator Dick Durbin said.

The military will start paying for transgender-related medical treatment no later than October 1. Officials said the overall costs are negligible.

At least 18 countries already allow transgender personnel to serve openly in their militaries, Carter said, including Britain, Israel and Australia.

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"The Akashic Circle" – Jul 17, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: Religion, The Humanization of GodBenevolent Design, DNA, Akashic Circle, (Old) Souls, Gaia, Indigenous People, Talents, Reincarnation, Genders, Gender Switches, In “between” Gender Change, Gender Confusion, Shift of Human Consciousness, Global Unity,..... etc.)  - (Text version)

“… Gender Switching

Old souls, let me tell you something. If you are old enough, and many of you are, you have been everything. Do you hear me? All of you. You have been both genders. All of you have been what I will call between genders, and that means that all of you have had gender switches. Do you know what happens when it's time for you to switch a gender? We have discussed it before. You'll have dozens of lifetimes as the same gender. You're used to it. It's comfortable. You cannot conceive of being anything else, yet now it's time to change. It takes approximately three lifetimes for you to get used to it, and in those three lifetimes, you will have what I call "gender confusion."

It isn't confusion at all. It's absolutely normal, yet society often will see it as abnormal. I'm sitting here telling you you've all been through it. All of you. That's what old souls do. It's part of the system. …”