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Academic GMO shills exposed: Once-secret emails reveal gross collusion with Monsanto, academic fraud at the highest levels inside U.S. universities


– U.S. Right to Know (USRTK), a non-profit organization dedicated to exposing the fraud and corruption surrounding the food industry, launched an investigation into the intimate and unethical relationship between the biotech industry and university faculty and staff, which is used to manipulate public opinion about GMOs and to coerce the government into passing legislation supportive of Big Ag’s patented seeds and pesticides.

The investigation, which is still ongoing, reveals how biotech industry giants Monsanto, DuPont, Syngenta, Dow AgroSciences and others, buy academics employed by taxpayer-funded universities to push GMOs and lobby Congress to pass legislation favorable of their products, with one of the most high-profile examples including attempts to derail states’ rights to enact GMO-labeling laws.

The collusion between Big Food, its front groups and university staff has been exposed through thousands of emails and documents obtained through a USRTK Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, which was meticulously filed over a six-month period.

USRTK: Public deserves to know about flow of money and level of coordination between Big Ag and public university scientists

The FOIA request sought to obtain emails and documents from 43 public university faculty and staff to learn more about the biotech industry’s public relations strategies. Records were requested from scientists, economists, law professors, extension specialists and communicators, all of whom are employed by taxpayer-funded public institutions and steadily promote GMO agriculture under the “independent” research.

Currently, USRTK has received thousands of documents in nine of their requests; however, much more information is expected to be released as FOIA requests continue to be answered.

The documents received thus far expose how the biotech industry funds expenses for university faculty to travel the globe promoting and defending GMOs and their associated pesticides, highlighting the shift that scientists have made from being researchers to being actors in Big Ag PR campaigns. Continue reading

Lawrence E. Rafferty ~ The CIA Lost Its Soul And Took Ours With it

“Why is it now only a crime if our enemies do it to us?  Will we regain the soul of America again and finally get past partisan grievances to retake the moral standing of our nation?” – L Rafferty

CIA-BadgePOTUSThis past week’s news reports of the Senate report on the CIA Torture program were both distressing and enlightening.   I was dismayed to not only read what the full extent of the CIA’s Torture program was, but also when I read pundits and former CIA officials claim that rectal rehydration was merely a medical procedure! I was further discouraged when commenters on this blog made claims that waterboarding and other torture tactics were either necessary or what the devils deserved.

Very few pundits or commenters seem to care if the so-called Enhanced Interrogation techniques were legal or ethical when the CIA resorted to them shortly after 9/11.  This “debate” over the actions taken in our name by the CIA has gone from a report based on the CIA’s own words to denials that the techniques were torture, to claims that great intelligence value was gained using the torture and claims that it was a biased report written by Democrats.

When we were attacked on September 11, 2001, most of the world was supporting the United States in its hours of grief and anger.  What happened after the attacks quickly turned the tide of world opinion against us and created new enemies.  When the CIA delved into its historical “playbook” to devise black sites and brutal interrogation techniques, the result, in my opinion, was a loss of our ethical and legal bearings that are still out of whack today.

When our greatest generation fought enemies stronger and just as brutal as what we face today, our forces were held to a higher standard than the enemy we were fighting.  The idea that America does not torture or mistreat its prisoners or enemies is not a new one.  It dates back at least to when General George Washington decided that British regulars and paid mercenaries fighting for the British were not to be mistreated in our detention facilities. Continue reading

All Of That And Then Some

sorendreier  October 1 2013

Heaven as a state of being… I like it. Heaven as a permanent state of being with no fall-downs… I’d like that even more! But for me, fall-downs happen… maybe for you too. So how do we get back into awareness of the divinity of ourselves and of all that is, after we’ve fallen?

Spiritual and metaphysical teachers give us a lot of methods for raising our energy, and they’re beautiful. They work! But in the denser states of illness or emotional distress, it’s not as easy as we may think to stop the mind from churning in order to effectively use the methods that we have learned and practiced.

So why do we fall? Could be the darkness of the world, or an assault from someone with ill intent, could be inner unresolved stuff, or could be simply ‘shit happens’. When it happens to us we can lose our connection. At that point we are not only suffering from the illness or the life situation, we experience a deep ‘not home’ spiritual discomfort as well.

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The Fall Inside

Zen-Haven  September 13 2013

People say there’s a thin line between love and hate, good and evil, right and wrong. There may be a thin line… we could call it the everyday decision point. If we look at it that way, the line helps us lay out the coordinates of an inner guidance system for self empowerment.

Let’s begin with a story recalled from memory. It’s the story of the afterlife of a pious Tibetan monk. When the monk made his transition, his brothers carefully followed the spiritual tradition and chanted for 21 days, using crystal balls, and communicating with their brother in order to help his soul stay near the monastery and on the spiritual path.

At one point during this process, the monks became unsettled… they saw that their brother couldn’t proceed. He was caught under a rock and was asking for help. They asked him why he was under the rock, and he answered that he didn’t know. They encouraged him to figure it out, otherwise, that would be his purgatory.

He did look into the reason he was under the rock, and came back with a particular memory. He remembered being in the kitchen one morning and seeing a cockroach. He put his foot on it. In his spiritual practice, taking any life is forbidden. The monk had disobeyed on that morning, and he never came to terms with it. There it remained. In order to continue on his journey, the monk had to face and work through the unresolved wrong.

That little story tells a lot about our perception of our own wrongdoings.
Who knows better about wrongdoing: we… our higher selves, accessed within, or the social conditioning systems human beings have structured to tell us what is wrong and right… those networks of control we call the matrix.

We are very much used to the concept of ‘falling from Grace’ from the outside – God in other words. But since we don’t subscribe to judgment by the SkyGods, we must recognize that it’s more of an internal affair.

If we fall from our own Grace, the results can be devastating. Sickness kicks in, on every scale imaginable. We simply ‘get sick inside’ – of ourselves… and that will spread like a blizzard through the immune system. Not degraded by disobeying God, the matrix, but by the convenience of choosing solutions where we simply know better.

‘I knew I shouldn’t have done that’, and so on…

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Eugenics – Toxic Meat Glue Of The Elite Agenda

BillGates_VaccinesOK. Let’s give ‘em a break…for a minute. Suppose the elitist PTBs are real people thinking like we do. I know, a stretch, but let’s try.  So how can they perpetrate such horrors on humanity? How could such madness be justified in the minds of men?

Actually, it’s Easy. To them it’s the truth.

A fabricated bastardization and reversal of any real Truth, but in their minds they’ve decided this arrogant illuminist takeover makes sense to them. Especially with their fat cheeks being firmly ensconced in the seats of power.

Oh, the vestiges of their human conscience gives them a nudge in some cases, but it’s been shut down almost completely for most of them. It has to be. You can’t have empathy and wreak such havoc on nature and humanity.

If you’ve ever known or observed a pathological liar, this cauterized mindset is their way of life. Politicians do it without the slightest compunction. To them it’s part of the job description for ruling the unwashed masses. How is it justified logically? The old “necessary evil” ruse. And the even more amazing thing is they smugly revel in this ugliness.

Eugenics Justifies All

As eugenics, called the “self-direction of human evolution” grew out of its inception in the 1800’s, it was considered the the harmonious result of all branches of science. The US was the first to implement eugenics programs as early as 1908 and it gained a lot of popularity and traction. What stopped it in its tracks, at least in public opinion, was the Nazi implementation of eugenics during WW2 to the horror of all.

Now look how this eugenics campaign has been revived and is currently perpetrated. With innocuous sounding names like Planned Parenthood to the UN’s dastardly Agenda 21, the mass hive mind sees these measures as “progress” while knowing little to nothing about the extensive anti-human and anti-freedom measures being foisted upon them.

And it’s not just genetic culling, it’s mass population reduction.

An elitist think tank called The Club of Rome set the latest stage for this last push to demonize humanity with the contrived invention of militant, invasive environmentalism. This appeared around the same time as the widely sensationalized “population bomb” concept. While real ecology and conservationism make common sense, this environmental agenda was created with the specific intention to foist massive controls over human activities. That we’re now at the incredulous point of having to pay a literal carbon tax is a total giveaway of their fraudulent intentions.

Yet few catch on.

And again, like the lie of human caused global warming, we should feel guilty for being alive, to such an extent that even our breath is supposedly killing the planet.

Insane. Yet they keep pushing their agenda regardless of real scientific data to the contrary.

The Cauterized Mind of Dystopians

While humanity doesn’t share the bestial mindset of the elites and their occult driven agenda, these pounding programs wear on people. Over time the continued onslaught of these nonsensical anti-truths start to wear a groove in the mass mind.

The psycho-trauma tool of choice? Cognitive dissonance.

Resistance subsides as seemingly contrary understandings–in this case, “I’m a sovereign human being who deserves life and freedom” vs. “I’m a parasitic organism killing my host planet and need to be eradicated”.  Screwy but that’s what it boils down to.

And what gets synthesized in the mind to reconcile the two? “I guess they know what they’re doing. Gee, we are bad and something needs to be done.” It doesn’t really make sense so the overload causes a shutdown and back to the TV and ball game they go.

Once again, the intended solution being foisted on society gains traction.

Yes, zombies is the perfect analogy. Spiritually and consciously dead walking amongst us…so much so they will soon turn you in for daring to challenge the status quo. If not attack you.

Why? That is now tantamount to terrorism, the ultimate behavioral catch-all.

Game. Set. Match…

Or So They Think

Never give in mentally or spiritually to this onslaught. That’s why turning off all forms of mainstream media is so important. That’s why immersion in positive influences, nature and loving people to counter these types of realities is so important.

Anyone in their right mind knows this kind of plan cannot succeed in the long run. We happen to be at a time in history where these negative, barbaric influences are peaking with the acceleration of hijacked technologies.

This too shall pass. But we should be vigilant and prepare as best we can, without fear. It’s a time to grow in consciousness and communication with each other so we can share our combined knowledge, insights and loving support.

Therein is life, one day at a time. As it always is.

Much love, Zen

SF Source Zen Gardner  June 2012