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

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

11 more cases of babies born with deformed arms in France

Yahoo – AFP, October 30, 2018

While the cause of the defects are unknown, research has shown that exposure of
the mother to certain chemicals or medication during the pregnancy can increase
the risk (AFP Photo/LOIC VENANCE)

Paris (AFP) - Eleven more cases of babies born with missing or malformed arms in France have come to light, the public health authority said Tuesday, adding to a medical phenomenon for which no cause has been found.

The 11 additional cases were identified through hospital records in the Ain area, near the Swiss border, between 2000 and 2014.

Ain is one of the three French "departments" or administrative areas where cases of the upper limb deformities have been registered, along with Brittany on the West coast and Loire-Atlantique, south of Brittany.

Last week, France's Health Minister Agnes Buzyn announced a new investigation into the birth defects of 14 babies born with stunted or missing arms since 2007, half of them in Ain.

In an October 4 report, France's public health agency said it had found no "common exposure" to substances that could explain the deformities.

While the cause of the defects are unknown, research has shown that exposure of the mother to certain chemicals or medication during the pregnancy can increase the risk.

Last week, Buzyn told French news channel LCI that environmental experts would join health experts in investigating the cases to try to shed light on the phenomenon.

In the 1950s and 1960s, thousands of babies around the world were born with missing or stunted limbs linked to the use of the drug thalidomide, which was used to treat nausea in pregnant women. It was banned in the 1960s.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Inquiry after spike in epileptic seizures at Amsterdam Dance Event

DutchNews, October 29, 2018

At least eight people suffered epileptic seizures at the same time during the recent Amsterdam Dance Event, according to organisers who are investigating if stroboscopic lights were partly responsible. 

The incidents happened at around 5.50am on October 19, towards the end of a set by DJ De Sluwe Vos. People who attended the techno dance festival at Amsterdam’s Scheepsbouwloods said they had been left shaken and traumatised by the incident. 

One witness told NOS how her friend had collapsed in front of her on the dance floor. ‘I can still see her coming towards me, in shock. We laid her on the ground in a foetal position. When I looked up, I saw eight groups of people standing round someone who was lying on the ground.’ 

Her friend, aged 18, said she had commented on the unusually bright lights at the event. ‘I said it earlier to a friend. Then at one point I suddenly woke up on the ground.’ 

The woman said she had taken two ecstasy pills during the evening, but had experience of using the drug. ‘I have been to nine techno festivals and never had problems with the lights. It’s not normal for so many people to collapse at the same time.’ 

Increased risk

Organisers admitted the episode was unusual but stressed that none of those who collapsed needed hospital treatment. Festival director Gerke de Groot told NOS enquiries were ongoing to see if a combination of tiredness, drugs and the bright lights had made epileptic seizures more likely. 

‘Brief epileptic attacks have happened before at festivals and dance events. But to have so many so close to each other has never happened to us before,’ he said. 

Esther Croes, spokeswoman for the Trimbos Institute, which specialises in mental health, substance use and addiction issues, confirmed that there was a higher risk of epilepsy associated with dance festivals. ‘An epileptic attack can be triggered by bright, rhythmic light. It’s not just people who are at risk who can be affected, people who are tired or have used drugs also run more risk.’ 

She added: ‘In cases like these it’s always difficult to establish the cause of an epileptic attack. What you can say is that the faster and brighter the lights, the greater the chance of a fit, especially in a darkened room.’ 

De Groot said he wanted to hear from those affected so the festival could investigate whether it needed to take preventive steps in future. Privacy concerns mean that emergency services are unable to disclose many details about the people they treated at the event, such as whether they all took the same drug. 

He added he discussed the incident the next day with the lighting designer and technician. ‘In general we’re not a festival that uses a lot of stroboscopes or lasers, but for this techno festival it was a bit more intense than before.’

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Reward offered for leads in Canada billionaire couple's murder

Yahoo – AFP, October 26, 2018

The family of Barry Sherman (pictured December 2017) and his wife Honey
are "trying to light the fire" for people to come forward with information about
the couple's murder with a Can$10 million reward (AFP Photo/HO)

Ottawa (AFP) - The family of Canadian pharmaceutical tycoon Barry Sherman and his wife Honey announced Friday a Can$10 million (US$7.6 million) reward for any leads in their murders last December.

"We're trying to light the fire," the family's lawyer Brian Greenspan told a press conference, announcing that a tip line was also launched.

The hope, he said, is "to provide a new incentive for members of the public to come forward with information which they might have" that leads to a suspect and their prosecution, and "to light the fire under the Toronto Police Service and to try to ensure that those investigative steps that have either not yet been completed, or not yet been taken, are completed."

Police had initially suspected a murder-suicide after the bodies of the 75-year-old chairman of Apotex and his 70-year-old wife were discovered hanging by a pool in the basement of their Toronto home, and an autopsy concluded the couple died from strangulation.

But investigators later ruled both deaths "targeted" homicides.

The Shermans' children strongly refuted the early conclusion, and hired Greenspan and private investigators to review the evidence.

A separate autopsy was also performed by a forensic pathologist.

The pathologist and private detectives found markings on the victims' wrists indicating that their hands had been tied with cords or plastic zip ties.

When the bodies were found, however, the wrists were untied, without rope or cords nearby.

Greenspan said the couple's bodies were "staged."

Canadian media, meanwhile, reported that house hunters who first stumbled upon the scene during a tour of the mansion with a realtor had thought it was a leftover Halloween prank.

"Fake murders," is how the agent described it to public broadcaster CBC.

Shortly after, another realtor showing the 12,000-square-foot home to prospective buyers is believed to have called police, according to local media.

Sherman founded Apotex in 1974, and over the following decades became known as a ruthless and litigious businessman who shunned the limelight while revolutionizing the drug industry in Canada.

Today, the company employs more than 11,000 people and sells 300 generic drugs in 120 countries.

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Saturday, October 27, 2018

Doctor will not be prosecuted for euthanasia of semi-conscious woman of 72

DutchNews, October 26, 2018, By Senay Boztas

Photo: DutchNews.nl

Prosecutors will not pursue a case against a doctor who performed euthanasia on a 72-year-old woman in a state of semi-consciousness, the public prosecutor announced on Friday. 

The case in April 2017 was one of a number referred to the public prosecution for potentially breaking strict rules by the Regional Euthanasia Review Committees, which assesses all cases each year. 

She had advanced and incurable cancer, was suffering ‘unbearably’, and two days before the procedure had a cerebral haemorrhage resulting in a coma. Afterwards, she found it difficult to speak and was less aware of her surroundings. 

The public prosecution service, however, said it was convinced that the woman’s wish for euthanasia was voluntary, well-considered, and that she could properly communicate her wishes by nodding her head and gesturing with her hands. 

‘This meant that a written declaration of intent was not necessary,’ said the service in a news release. She had also expressed her wish for euthanasia several times before the brain haemorrhage, and was clearly in pain and suffering unbearably with no hope of treatment, it concluded. 

The RTE had referred on the case (2017-73) saying that the doctor breached its criteria for due care but the public prosecutor has confirmed that the doctor – who has not been named – did ‘act in accordance with care standards’. 

Another four criminal investigations are underway into other euthanasia cases, and earlier this year Trouw reported that numbers are apparently falling for the first time since the 2002 euthanasia law – possibly due to increased criminal investigations.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Tenacious Dutch scientist develops groundbreaking test for TB

DutchNews, October 25, 2018

Photo: Depositphotos.com

A Dutch scientist has developed a new, non-invasive test to detect tuberculosis in children.

Young children have a hard time coughing up the sputum needed to test for tuberculosis, making the insertion of a tube into the stomach to collect some of the stomach content a necessary but very uncomfortable procedure, broadcaster NOS reports. 

The test is so traumatising for small children that it is often carried out not at all or far too late, which can delay treatment unnecessarily. 

The new test, developed over three years by researcher Petra de Haas of tuberculosis charity KNCV, only requires a small amount of faeces and enables much faster results than the old test. 

Ten million people fall victim to TB every year, and some 1.6 million die from what is a preventable disease. Of those 233,000 are children. 

De Haas, whose idea to use faeces instead of sputum was met with criticism because scientists said a multitude of bacteria would make it difficult to isolate the dna of the TB bacterium, was praised for her tenacity by KNVC director Kitty van Weezenbeek. 

‘She went ahead regardless of anything or anyone. And look, she did it,’ Van Weezenbeek said. 

Apart from detecting TB, the test also indicates whether or not the bacterium is resistant to the usual antibiotic used to combat the disease. ‘If that is not the case, the diagnosis is multi-resistant TB, which requires a different treatment,’ NOS quoted Van Weezenbeek as saying.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

New treatment for diabetes 2 could halt need for injections

DutchNews, October 24, 2018

A new treatment for people with diabetes type 2 and developed by Dutch doctors, could mean an end to insulin injections for thousands of patients, the ADreported on Wednesday. 

Researchers at Amsterdam’s UMC teaching hospital have developed a system to improve patients’ blood sugar levels by using a process known as mucosal resurfacing. 

A balloon is inserted via their mouths to the top of their small intestine where it is inflated with hot water which burns away the mucous membrane. A new membrane is formed within one or two weeks which improves the blood sugar level, delaying the need to inject new insulin, or doing away with the need altogether. 

So far, 50 patients have undergone trials of the balloon system and the results are ‘promising’, the researchers told the paper. 

In 90% of the patients, the disease was stable after a year. They still take medicine but have a lower risk of heart and artery disease, kidney failure, blindness and the loss of feeling in hands and feet, the researchers say. 

A new international research project involving 100 patients is now being started. 

Ultimately, the system could be suitable for 70,000 diabetes patients who get little benefit from pills and have to inject insulin, the paper said. Around one million people in the Netherlands have diabetes, of whom 700,000 have the type 2 variant of the disease.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Mass infant grave at Irish Catholic home to be excavated

Yahoo – AFP, October 23, 2018

During Pope Francis's August visit to Ireland the so-called "Tuam babies" became
an emblematic issue among protestors (AFP Photo/Paul FAITH)

Dublin (AFP) - Ireland's government on Tuesday approved the full excavation of a mass grave of infant and children's remains on the site of a former Catholic home for unmarried mothers.

Significant quantities of baby remains were discovered in an apparent makeshift crypt in the town of Tuam in western Ireland during test excavations between 2016 and 2017.

"I am committed to ensuring that all the children interred at this site can have a dignified and respectful burial," children's minister Katherine Zappone said in a statement.

"It is only by taking the right actions now can we truly demonstrate our compassion and commitment to work towards justice, truth and healing for what happened in our past and, most especially, for those who were previously abandoned."

During Pope Francis's August visit to Ireland the so-called "Tuam babies" became an emblematic issue among protestors, representing historic abuses by the church in Ireland.

Many demonstrators carried infant shoes at events during the Pope's weekend-long visit in a bid to evoke the grave and a silent vigil was held in the town.

In addition to uncovering and re-interring child remains, the investigation will attempt to identify those buried at the Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home and make provisions for their memorialisation and conservation of the site.

Initial investigations will focus on remains found in at least 17 of the 20 chambers examined so far.

Eight separate areas warranting further investigation have also been identified, the government said in a statement.

"It has taken us more time than first anticipated to examine the unprecedented technical and legal issues which arise in seeking to appropriately respond to the tragic discovery," Zappone added in her statement.

The government-sanctioned commission was set up following research by a local historian, Catherine Corless, who found that 796 babies and children died at the home between 1925 and 1961 but there were no burial records for them.

She has always maintained they had been buried at the site.

Contested reports that infant remains were discovered in sewage chambers have also heightened outrage around the discovery.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Dutch pension system leads world ranking, reforms still far off

DutchNews, October 22, 2018

Photo: DutchNews.nl

The Dutch pension system is once again the best in the world, according to the annual Global Pension Index. 

Denmark overtook the Netherlands seven years ago and had led the ranking, compiled by consultancy group Mercer, since then. It is now in second place, but the difference with the Netherlands is just 0.1 percentage point. 

‘Both offer A-Grade world class retirement income systems with good benefits – clearly demonstrating their preparedness for tomorrow’s ageing world,’ Mercer said. 

The consultancy looked at the pension systems of 34 countries this year. Bottom of the list was Argentina. 

The new ranking comes at a time when government pressure is mounting on both unions and employers in the Netherlands to reach a deal on changing the Dutch pension system. 

In particular, the government is known to be keen to introduce ‘personal pension pots’ to bring more flexibility into the pension system. Currently, the Dutch corporate pension sector is dominated by industry or company-based schemes. 

An agreement on how to move forward between unions and employers would then form the basis of new legislation. 

However, the FNV trade union federation says the cabinet must come up with more money for the state pensions by freezing the pension age, if it wants the unions to make a deal on reforming the entire system. 

The state pension age in the Netherlands is currently 66 but will rise to 67 and three months by 2022.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Practitioners agree new rules for cosmetic surgery advertising

DutchNews, October 19, 2018

Photo: Depositphotos.com

Dutch cosmetic surgeons and other aesthetic medicine practitioners have drawn up new rules for advertising which ban misleading ads, those guaranteeing certain results and adverts aimed at minors. 

The Dutch Foundation for Aesthetic Medicine drew up the rules after former health minister Edith Schippers said clients should be made properly aware of the risks attached to cosmetic surgery ‘in simple, clear language’. 

The new rules have been adopted by the Dutch Advertising Commission, which will deal with any complaints about misinformation. 

Current health minister Bruno Bruins told the ANP that he welcomed the new development. ‘Medical cosmetic treatment is never risk free,’ he said. ‘It is important that people are properly informed.’

Gender X: first gender neutral passport in NL

DutchNews, October 19, 2018

Photo: Depositphotos.com

The first gender neutral passport in the Netherlands will be handed out on Friday, reports Omroep Brabant

Leonne Zeegers, from Breda, will receive a document with an ‘X’ in the place where an initial representing male or female would normally be. 

The initial is to symbolise that the Dutch courts have recognised Zeegers’ rights as an ‘intergender’ person, who feels neither male nor female. 

The 57-year-old former athlete and nurse won the landmark court victory to identify as gender neutral in June this year. 

When born, Zeegers’ gender could not be established, according to Omroep Braband, and a male gender was assigned. But on reaching puberty, Zeegers did not feel like a man and had surgery to become a woman, officially being recognised as female in 2001. 

But the Dutch citizen felt more gender neutral and a court has now ruled that this is a legal option. 

Three organisations that represent the rights of homosexual, bisexual, transsexual and intergender people, the NNID, TNN and COC, reportedly told Omroep Brabant that the case should be a ‘wake up call for the government’ to make this option possible for everyone in passports and official documents.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Dutch government to crack down on smoking, raise tobacco prices

DutchNews, October 18, 2018

Photo: Anne Lakeman

The government plans to put up the price of cigarettes to €10 a packet, introduce outright smoking bans in the healthcare sector, at schools and playgrounds and ban tobacco advertising, in an effort to stop youngsters taking up the habit, the Telegraaf reported on Thursday. 

The plans, which have been leaked to the paper, were drawn up by civil servants, anti-smoking groups and healthcare organisations and the tobacco industry itself was not invited to take part in the discussions. 

The package of measures will have ‘far reaching consequences for smokers and companies’, the paper said. The measures will cover cigarettes and cigars, e-cigarettes, water pipes and ‘herbal mixtures’. 

By 2020, tobacco product packaging will have to be ‘neutral’, by 2021 cigarettes should not be on public display and by 2025 supermarkets will be banned from selling tobacco altogether. 

In addition, the plans would allow local authorities to refuse subsidies for organisations where smoking is still allowed, albeit in special areas. 

Companies will also be encouraged to help staff stop smoking and ABN Amro is leading the way, the Telegraaf said. 


The bank has stopped sponsoring organisations and clubs which do not support the ‘smoke-free generation’ campaign and will no longer make loans to companies which are part of the tobacco industry chain. 

The tobacco industry told the paper that the plans represent major government interference in adults’ lives. ‘Smoking is unhealthy and children should not smoke,’ Jan Hein Strater, head of the tobacco industry lobby group VSK told the paper. 

‘But it would seem that e-cigarettes are also to be banned, while the British government supports using them to help people stop smoking.’ Neutral packaging, he said, has not worked in Australia where it has already been introduced.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

University of Amsterdam offers puppy love to stressed students

DutchNews, October 16, 2018, By Senay Boztas

JennyC via wikimedia commons

The University of Amsterdam is offering over-stressed students the chance to cuddle up with puppies to relieve exam stress next week, it has confirmed to DutchNews.nl. 

It will have a puppy room available with 750 seats for two afternoons in its library, saying that research demonstrates that a quarter hour of puppy love can lower blood levels of cortisol, and therefore reduce stress during exam week. 

The puppies are being introduced to the students, too, apparently as a vital part of their socialisation training. 

The idea, reportedly, comes from British universities including Bristol and Nottingham. The puppies are provided by agency Catvertise and are costing the university some €400. A total of 160 students will be able to benefit and are being asked to sign up on social media. 

According to the sign up page, the event is already sold out.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Big Tobacco cries foul after hard-line UN treaty

Yahoo - AFP, Nina LARSON, 11 October 2018

Tobacco companies argue that so-called "harm reduction" products like
e-cigarettes should not face the same restrictions as cigarettes

Big tobacco companies moved Thursday to counter the hard line taken by a global tobacco control treaty, including its decision that new "vaping" products should face the same restrictions as cigarettes.

A meeting of state parties to the UN health agency's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) concluded last week with a number of anti-industry rulings, including increased efforts to curb industry influence and a call to crack down on new products.

Philip Morris International (PMI) and Japan Tobacco International (JTI) responded by releasing surveys suggesting the public would prefer a more industry-friendly approach.

On Thursday, PMI published a poll it commissioned from Ipsos about attitudes to new so-called "harm-reduction" products such as e-cigarettes and heated tobacco sticks.

The survey of 31,000 people across 31 countries, conducted in September, showed that "77 percent of adults agree that governments should do all they can to encourage men and women who would otherwise keep smoking cigarettes to completely switch to better alternatives," PMI said in a statement.

Safer alternatives?

PMI and other companies say such products are far less dangerous than traditional cigarettes, and insist they can help smokers unable to quit completely switch to "safer" alternatives.

These alternatives are key to halting a smoking epidemic that causes some seven million deaths annually, the industry says.

But the World Health Organisation's FCTC dismissed that argument, calling Saturday for the same bans on advertising, promotion and sponsorship deals that apply to cigarettes.

FCTC chief Vera Luiza da Costa e Silva argued that the tobacco industry was disingenuously trying to suggest that promoting heated tobacco could be part "of a harm reduction strategy."

PMI lamented Thursday that the decision by treaty members "will mean that millions of smokers will not know about better alternatives to cigarettes."

Moira Gilchrist, PMI's vice president of scientific and public communications, insisted that "the science is clear. The evidence shows that switching to a smoke-free product is a better choice than continuing to smoke."

Anti-tobacco activists are meanwhile quick to point out that the companies' claims that their new products are safer are based only on industry-backed scientific studies.

"On multiple occasions, they have duped governments about the relative safety of their new products," Matthew Myers, head of Tobacco Free Kids, told AFP last week, pointing to past industry claims when filtered cigarettes and low-tar cigarettes first emerged.

JTI also published a survey this week, commissioned from Populus also using Ipsos fieldwork, which it said showed the public wants regulators to work with the industry rather than keep them in the cold.

The treaty parties decided to strengthen measures to keep tobacco company representatives and anyone with tobacco ties out of its meetings.

But JTI said its survey of nearly 8,500 people in eight European countries, conducted between September 28 and October 4, showed that "72 percent believed that it is either very important or somewhat important that the policy-making process is open to dialogue between governmental authorities and all parties who are potentially impacted by it, including businesses."

Slamming the FCTC meeting as an "echo chamber", JTI said its poll showed that "the public wants politicians and officials to consider all the facts and viewpoints, including from businesses."

Doctors help finance lawsuit against tobacco companies

"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, MediaDemocracies, 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. ...

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

British troops suffer higher rates of PTSD: study

Yahoo – AFP, October 8, 2018

Rates of probable post-traumatic stress disorder among current and former serving
British military personnel reached six percent in 2014/16, up from four percent in
2004/2006, a new study found (AFP Photo/BEN SKLAR)

London (AFP) - Members of the British armed forces are suffering increased rates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), principally among those who served in Afghanistan and Iraq, new research revealed Monday.

Rates of probable PTSD among current and former serving military personnel reached six percent in 2014/16, up from four percent in 2004/2006, the King's College London study said.

The results of a major cohort study, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, showed frontline soldiers were most affected, but so too were those who have since left the military.

Some 17 percent of ex-military personnel who had combat roles in Iraq or Afghanistan reported symptoms suggesting probable PTSD, compared to six percent of those who were deployed in support roles, such as logistics.

The overall rate of probable PTSD for veterans of the Iraq and Afghan wars was nine percent, compared to five percent of those who did not deploy to those conflicts.

Meanwhile the rate of probable PTSD among currently serving personnel was five percent, close to the rate among the general population.

"For the first time we have identified that the risk of PTSD for veterans deployed in conflicts was substantially higher than the risk for those still serving," said Dr Sharon Stevelink from King's Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN).

Professor Nicola Fear, also from the IoPPN, said: "One possible reason PTSD is more common among veterans may be that personnel who are mentally unwell are more likely to leave the armed forces."

The study, funded by the defence ministry, was carried out by the King's Centre for Military Health Research.

It began in 2003 and this phase included 8,093 participants, 62 percent of whom had been in Iraq, where British troops were deployed 2003-2011 or Afghanistan (2001-2014).

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 "Recalibration of Free Choice"–  Mar 3, 2012 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Caroll) - (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)

“…  8 - The End of War

The last one is the best. For thousands of years on this planet, Human Beings have warred with each other. If you take a look at the reasons they warred with each other, you will quickly see there aren't any good ones - land, resources, greed. Those are not reasons. That is a description of old energy. Those are not reasons. Reasons would be perhaps defense against an aggressor. But what if there is no longer the consciousness of the aggressor?

When I appeared in my partner's life more than 20 years ago, I said to him privately that the first messages we're going to give will be unbelievable. There would be laughter. We told him that Human nature and consciousness itself would change, and that the seeds of peace would be planted and there would come a time where there is no more war. Indeed, the laughter was great because humans look at history and they see patterns based on an absolute energy called Human Nature. "Impossible! There always has to be war. There always has been. Therefore, there always will be." This is you, in a box, in a black and white potential, where you can only see the black and white of what is and the black and white of what has been. You have no idea the shades of color that are there in your consciousness and the beauty of the love of God.

North Korea is on the edge of change, as we told you it might be. What did this require? The death of the old energy, and I want you to watch this take place. The advisors of the young leader are going to do their best to pull him back into an old energy. This free choice of his will be far different than his father, for he sees some color. Watch for these things. They'll take longer than you want, but it is the beginning of the beginning.

You'll see a fresh unification of South America sooner than not, for what is going to take place potentially this year in Venezuela. You'll see Iran changing. We have no clock. These are the potentials. These can change with free choice. These are not prophecies. This is a reality shift, dear ones, so number eight becomes the propensity not to war again. This is what Humans are going to want. This is what governments are going to want. There is a wisdom factor that will begin to happen on the planet that is grander than what you think is possible. For when you look at government, what do you think about? You see dysfunction, and there is an axiom that says the more people that try to do something together, the worse it gets. It all settles to the lowest common denominator. I'm telling you even those things are going to become old energy concepts. Instead, you're going to watch wisdom become the top potential.

I have no clock. I cannot tell you when. I can just tell you it is in the works, and there will be the seeds of it for you to observe soon - right now, in every single of the eight categories I showed you.

There are those who will say, "Well, Kryon, you're doing a lot more predictions than you used to." I want to tell you what's going on, dear one. I am not predicting anything. I am just telling you what's already there in the potential soup of your reality. That's what Humans are doing on this planet, and for those who believe this communication, you should breathe a sigh of relief and say, "It's about time." ….”

"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)

“… "Wow, Kryon, how long is that going to take?"

The Humans in the room control that and those listening later and reading. When you leave this room, what are you going to do? Go home, report this, rub your hands together, and wait for it to happen? It won't. For the Humans in the room and the old souls hearing and reading have got work to do, and I've told you this before. You've got work to do.

There's an alliance that you're going to have to create with one another and with another group - the young people of Earth. The youth of this earth are changing the way things work. Can you see it? You're not supposed to sit around and watch them either, because they need you, old soul.

It's time for you to align with the indigos and the concepts of the youth of the planet. Do not think for a moment that their age shows their wisdom. These two attributes are not commensurate with one another; they're not linear. These young people may be older souls than you are! Don't think that because they've got technology that you don't understand that you can't be one with them. Their technology is social networking, the very thing we are talking about, where everyone can talk to everyone. The new consciousness on the planet starts in two areas - the children and the old souls.


This is the message of the day. The recalibration of awareness is going to change systems, education, government and finance. Those who don't choose to be spiritual at all will still move with a new awareness, for they will be aware of something that they are not aware of now - a softer way of living.

We close with a trite statement that we've given before, but that many have stated in jest: "If women ran the world, they would never send their sons to be killed on a battlefield."

Many laugh. How trite, how simple minded. Indeed, there have been women leaders who have put wars together; they had to. They sent their sons, so that's not really a correct statement. However, it's more right than you may think, dear ones.

So now I will make the statement I have made over and over in these recalibrated channellings: "When recalibrated Humans run the world, there will come a day when they will never send their sons into the battlefield." You see, awareness will change all of that. They will eventually see the wisdom of unification, new ways to settle issues, and the intuitive attribute of putting things together instead of tearing them apart.

There will be a time when government armies will not need to be large, and weapons will not be as powerful. Slowly, government won't need them. Slowly, slower than you want, these things will happen as the old soul carries his light and looks at the masters of the planet and emulates them.

You've all heard it: There will come a time when the masters will come back to Earth, and there are many who are waiting for this. However, it has already happened! They couldn't come back until the alignment was right and now it is right. This is what you are feeling in 2012 and beyond. It's starting to happen, and they're back. But they're not back as corporeal Human Beings. They're back as the energy of recalibrating of the awareness of God.

I wouldn't say these things unless they were true. Watch for these things, dear ones. Remember where you heard them first and when some of them start to occur in your news. And when you see the earth working in this fashion, dear one, maybe you'll realize that what I have given today is real.

Be circumspect. There is no perfect timing. Humans will create all this at their own pace. Do not be in fear of the things that might follow, for I say it yet again that the old energy will show itself soon in survival mode and it won't be pretty.

In this beginning of new energy, stand tall and turn on your light. Darkness will shirk before you. That is the truth of the day.

I am Kryon, in love with humanity.

And so it is.