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Protesters Successfully Delay Monsanto Plant from Opening in Argentina


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Community organisations and locals blocked off roads late on Wednesday in a new manifestation against the establishment of a Monsanto seed plant in the city of Malvinas Argentinas.

Earlier this month, a court in C√≥rdoba province ruled that the agricultural giant could continue with the construction of the controversial plant in Malvinas Argentinas. Building had been temporarily suspended by the company due to continued protests taking place outside the plant.

In fresh demonstrations yesterday, groups of individuals blocked off portions of the A88 route in Malvinas Argentinas in front of the contested plant. In another area, around 50 people blocked off Route 9 and dozens others on Route 36.

Protesters are also demanding greater environmental protection policies. Earlier in the day, demonstrators stood in front of the provincial Ministry of Water, Environment, and Energy to demand answers from local government on alleged malpractice.

An official report was presented yesterday for alleged abuse of authority by Federico Bocco, provincial environment secretary. The complaint was brought forth by Raul Montenegro and has been passed onto the anti-corruption fiscal department for further investigation. Montenegro is the president of the Foundation in Defence of the Environment and he is accusing Bocco of irregularities in the selection process of commission members that evaluated the Monsanto plant project. Simultaneously, legislators from the Frente para la Victoria (FpV) political party asked for clarifications on the Monsanto situation to Bocco.

Due to the investigation, residents of Malvinas Argentinas asked the Ministry to annul Monsanto’s authorisation to begin construction works.

Protesters have blocked off certain routes between Malvinas Argentinas, Candonga, Barrio Inaudi, and Juarez Celman.

Source: thefreethoughtproject.com via argentinaindependent.com

Revolution: An Instruction Manual






Published on Jul 5, 2013
How to take down a tyrant without firing a shot.
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Make Your Own People Powered Electrical Generator out of a Bicycle

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Anyone can make a free pedal powered bicycle generator with a bike and some salvaged materials. The bike generator shown here cost a total of $0 - Zero Dollars. It was all free stuff salvaged from the junk.

Whether you want to go green or power a cabin in the woods, a bike generator is the perfect device to help keep your batteries topped off during periods of clouds or no wind. If you are using solar power, you can go days at a time with no sun. If you are using wind energy, often the wind will not blow for a few days. In either case, you may need to produce some extra energy to help keep your power on.

Image: thediyworld.com
The bike used for this project had been sitting in someone's yard for years. It needed some oil and some cleaning, but it was fixable. The tires were dry rotted, but were removed anyway for the project. Just to prove a point, the chain was siezed up and rusty in many points, but with some oil and two pairs of pliers, the chain was freed up again. Soak the chain in penetrating oil for a few days. Then you can carefully and slowly work the siezed chain links back and forth until they move freely. (Good information in a survival situation.)

For the generator, a free treadmill was scrapped out for its motor. You can get free treadmills all the time. They are so huge, people are happy to get rid of them. They have a DC motor inside, which is perfect for a homemade people powered generator.

Any DC (direct current) motor will work for a homemade generator as long as its original voltage rating is higher than the voltage of the device you want to power. In our case, the batttery bank of 12 volts DC requires about 14 volts to charge them. The treadmill motor was rated at 90 volts DC. More than enough to charge batteries. Actually, this means that you do not need to turn the motor as fast in order to get a decent charging voltage out of it.

Make the stand for your bicycle generator

The frame was made out of scrap lumber found laying around. You can ask around if you do not have any yourself. The important point in making a frame is to use a long board starting in front of the back tire of the bike and extending a few feet behind the bike. This will be for the generator mount.

In the photo above you can see the side stands which will hold the back wheel off the ground. A long board goes from left to right underneath the bike to give the whole thing stability and keep the bike from tipping over.

Below you can see a pair of BMX bike foot stands, which you often find on the front or back wheels of a BMX stunt bike. If you cannot get them off an old bike, you can get them off ebay for a couple bucks.

On the image to the bottom right, you can see the rubber tire has been removed from the bike. A large "V" belt is now put on the wheel in its place. You will need to remove the wheel from the bike for this part. Do it at the same time as you replace the wheel mounting nuts with the BMX bike pegs. You will actually replace the original wheel mounting nuts with the bike foot pegs. The pegs will enable the bike to stay upright in your homemade bike stand.

Ask around at a farm for an old belt you can use. Most farmers will have a bunch of old belts laying around. If not, you can get one at an auto parts store. Measure the size you need with a long rope or string.

Foot pegs hold you bike in the generator stand    Adding the generator drive belt to the bike

In the photo below you can see that a piece of angled board was cut and nailed into place to hold the bike stand steady. Secure both sides in this manner. Also important to note is that a notch was cut out of the bike stand on each side to hold the bike pegs in place.

Notch out the bike stand to hold your generator bike in place

Mount your DC motor onto the end of the long board that extends out behind the bike and run the belt around its pulley. In this case the belt fit perfectly on the motor with no modifications needed. Actually this whole project went together quite well with no extra parts or mods needed. Everything was nailed together, including the treadmill motor. Nails were driven into the board through the motor mount holes, then bent over a bit to keep the motor in place. There is no spring to keep tension, so the motor was held in place with the belt under tension while the nails were pounded in.

A flat board was placed underneath the front wheel just to add stability on the soft ground because this is an outdoor generator.

DC motor used for diy bike generator    Completed pedal powered bike generator

You will want to make some type of cover for the motor if you will be leaving your homemade pedal powered electric generator outside for long periods. The motor and bike both need to be protected from the elements.

More info: http://www.thediyworld.com/DIY-Bicycle-Powered-Generator.php

Top 4 Natural ADD/ADHD Remedies Your Doctor Forgot to Mention

According to the Women’s International Summit for Health (WISH) ADD Summit page (Summit starts October 28th), six million children have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Furthermore, the Attention Deficit Disorder Association says that about 85% of adults are not aware that they have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Symptoms include restlessness, inability to concentrate, difficulty organizing tasks and becoming easily distracted by outside stimuli. For most people with ADD/ADHD, work and social life is negatively impacted due to missed tasks, forgotten agendas and a seemingly uninterested, disruptive attitude.

To keep such symptoms at bay, doctors typically prescribe a litany of medications such as Ritalin, Adderall and Zoloft. However, like many medications, adverse side effects may include bladder and/or back pain, bloody urine and irregular heartbeat. While some people may find comfort in such medications, it’s important to know that there are herbal remedies that can help diminish ADD/ADHD symptoms, without the harmful side effects.

It’s not unusual for children and adults to be given a variety of these medications, often too freely. In an effort to move away from this harmful, sometimes fatal trend, many people seek the benefits of herbal treatments to diminish the symptoms of ADD/ADHD.

1. Gotu Kola: This herb has been known to produce additional neurotransmitters and contributes to enhanced blood flow which can increase mental function and improve the ability to concentrate.

2. Gingko Biloba: Used by many for their belief that it improves brain function immensely (it may even be effective in helping diminish the effects of Alzheimer’s disease), Gingko biloba plays a critical role in delivering blood and blood sugars to the brain and certain nerve cells.

3. Ginseng: ADHD is often associated with deficits in dopamine-related neurological pathways. Studies show ginseng compounds can combat this deficiency, helping expedite neurodevelopment and also contributing to improved communication between neuronal cells. It’s often used for alertness and to improve concentration.

4. Valerian: According to the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), valerian can be given to as a treatment for ADHD. Valerian has been said to promote relaxation and more restful sleep in individuals, without drowsiness that can impair one’s abilities.

To help make others aware of ADD/ADHD symptoms and news, or to learn more yourself, you can download and distribute related materials found at the ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorder Association) website via this link: http://www.adhdawarenessmonth.org/resources/
You may also sign up for the “Something Doesn’t Add Up About “ADD!” Summit” that starts on October 28th. Just…

1) Go to this page (note: affiliate link)
2) Scroll to the bottom
3) Add your name and email
… and you will be notified when the first interview is available. There will be inspiring interviews with doctors, teachers, parents and passionate health-seekers made available to you. Sign up here.

Article source: blogs.naturalnews.com

Sources for this article include:
http://www.adhdawareness.com/control-ADHD-with-diet.html#.UmVoLs3D-00
http://www.adhdawareness.com/herbal-remedies-for-adhd.html#.UmVrg83D-00
http://www.adhdawareness.com/herbal-medicine-for-adhd.html#.UmVr9M3D-00
http://www.wishsummit.com/addhttp://www.drugs.com/sfx/adderall-side-effects.html
http://naturalhealingherbsinfo.com/herbs-for-add.html#chitika_close_button
http://www.wellsphere.com/add-adhd-article/can-adhd-be-treated-with-ginseng/662280
http://www.ehow.com/facts_6049842_valerian-anxiety-adhd.html

These 20 Foods Will Help You Sleep Better


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Few things are more frustrating than desperately wanting to sleep, but tossing and turning instead. When you know you’ve got to get up early and then somehow make it through a grueling day, you might be tempted to turn to sleeping pills for a good night’s rest. But you may not realize that your refrigerator contains a powerful variety of foods that can help you sleep better. These 20 foods, from fresh cherries to miso soup, help regulate the hormones that control sleep, stress and relaxation.

Make sure you use organic!

Tart cherries

Tart cherries boost the body’s supply of melatonin, and they’re packed with antioxidants and phytonutrients. Eat fresh, ripe cherries, drink a glass of 100%, no-sugar-added tart cherry juice or snack on some dried cherries before bed (but watch it on the last one – the calories from dried fruit really add up fast!)

Popcorn

Tryptophan, the same amino acid found in turkey, is also in popcorn. Because it helps create the sleep-inducing neurotransmitter serotonin in our brains, it can be helpful in falling asleep. But skip the butter and oil; air-popped is best.

Almonds

How can a food that gives you energy also help you sleep better? Almonds do contain coenzyme Q10, which helps produce energy inside our cells, but it also contains tryptophan. Try mixing them with some of the other items on this list for best results.

Bread

As a high-glycemic food, bread can definitely help you feel sleepy, especially if you eat it within four hours of going to bed. But avoid it if you’re trying to stay slim; it’ll pack a rise in blood sugar that could cause weight gain.

Jasmine rice

As with bread, jasmine rice has a high glycemic index, meaning it breaks down quickly and causes a sharp rise in blood sugar.  Jasmine rice is much more starchy than other types of rice, like long-grain.

Chamomile tea

Place some pretty little chamomile flowers in your teapot and you’ll be out like a light. Studies have found that German chamomile helps relieve anxiety in low doses, and aids sleep in higher doses. Use 2-3 heaping teaspoons per cup of boiling water and let it steep for fifteen minutes.

Bananas

Packed with healthy carbohydrates, bananas can help you slow down a little bit. They, too, contain tryptophan, as well as substances that promote the production of melatonin, the hormone that induces sleep. The magnesium found in bananas also aids in muscle relaxation.

Halibut

Most seafood contains tryptophan, but halibut is also rich in vitamin B6, a natural sleep aid. B6 plays a crucial role in the production of serotonin, and it can also help relieve leg cramps.

Milk

There really is some science behind the recommendation to drink a glass of warm milk before bed. Milk contains tryptophan, but another benefit comes from a surprising source: calcium, which can help lower stress levels.

Yogurt

It’s got all the same benefits as milk, but with protein to boot, so it’s a satisfying snack before bed. Just choose a sugar-free, low-fat variety to avoid weight gain or spikes in blood sugar.

Chickpeas

Protein and serotonin-boosting vitamin B6 make chickpeas a great choice for a relaxing late-night snack. Keep some chickpea salad in the fridge, or try some low-fat hummus.

Green tea

Green tea does contain low levels of caffeine, so unless you choose decaf, you may not want to drink it right before bed – save your nightcap for chamomile. But drinking green tea throughout the day can help you feel more calm. It may also help relieve the symptoms of sleep apnea.

Oatmeal

It’s rich in calcium and magnesium, and the perfect partner for some bananas, milk and honey, making oatmeal a great choice for nighttime breakfasts.

Honey

This sweet treat raises your blood sugar just enough to reduce the production of orexin in your brain, a neurotransmitter that helps you stay awake. Drizzle it onto your oatmeal or take it in your tea.

Cereal

Choose a low-sugar fortified cereal as another great late-night snack that will help you drift off to sleep. The complex carbohydrates in many cereals can increase the availability of tryptophan in the bloodstream, and fortified cereals are often a great source of vitamin B6. Combine it with milk and bananas or dried cherries.

Edamame

Yep, it’s tryptophan again, in yet another unexpected food. A cup of soybeans has over 122% of your daily recommended value of tryptophan, and edamame is the freshest (and some might say tastiest) way to eat soy.

Potatoes

The carbohydrates in potatoes make them another high-glycemic food that can help you sleep more peacefully. Try a small serving of mashed potatoes with milk, topped with a dollop of plain Greek yogurt.

Miso

The amino acids in miso, which is made of fermented soybeans, can help boost melatonin production, helping you fall asleep. Miso also contains tryptophan. A warm mug of miso soup before bed might be just what you need.

Dark Chocolate

For the same reason that dark chocolate can help boost your metabolism, it can help you sleep better, too. Compounds in dark chocolate have been found to reduce the production of the hormone cortisol in the brain. This “stress hormone” is associated with weight gain, and the more stressed you are, the harder it is to quiet your thoughts at night. Eat it throughout the day to help you feel more relaxed, not right before you go to bed, since it does contain a little bit of caffeine.

Saffron

Rich orange-red hued saffron, which is the stigma of a variety of crocus flower, adds lots of flavor to foods. It also has a “mood-improving effect” that could aid in weight loss and help you relax. In a study on mice, a water-based extract of saffron reduced anxiety and increased total sleep time.

Source: ecosalon.com

28 Signs That The West Coast Is Being Contaminated With Nuclear Radiation From Fukushima

Michael T Snyder | Activist Post

The map below comes from the Nuclear Emergency Tracking Center.  It shows that radiation levels at radiation monitoring stations all over the country are elevated.  As you will notice, this is particularly true along the west coast of the United States.  Every single day, 300 tons of radioactive water from Fukushima enters the Pacific Ocean.  That means that the total amount of radioactive material released from Fukushima is constantly increasing, and it is steadily building up in our food chain.  Ultimately, all of this nuclear radiation will outlive all of us by a very wide margin.  They are saying that it could take up to 40 years to clean up the Fukushima disaster, and meanwhile countless innocent people will develop cancer and other health problems as a result of exposure to high levels of nuclear radiation.  We are talking about a nuclear disaster that is absolutely unprecedented, and it is constantly getting worse.  The following are 28 signs that the west coast of North America is being absolutely fried with nuclear radiation from Fukushima…


Image: http://www.netc.com/


1. Polar bears, seals and walruses along the Alaska coastline are suffering from fur loss and open sores
Wildlife experts are studying whether fur loss and open sores detected in nine polar bears in recent weeks is widespread and related to similar incidents among seals and walruses.
The bears were among 33 spotted near Barrow, Alaska, during routine survey work along the Arctic coastline. Tests showed they had “alopecia, or loss of fur, and other skin lesions,” the U.S. Geological Survey said in a statement.
2. There is an epidemic of sea lion deaths along the California coastline…
At island rookeries off the Southern California coast, 45 percent of the pups born in June have died, said Sharon Melin, a wildlife biologist for the National Marine Fisheries Service based in Seattle. Normally, less than one-third of the pups would die.   It’s gotten so bad in the past two weeks that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration declared an “unusual mortality event.”
3. Along the Pacific coast of Canada and the Alaska coastline, the population of sockeye salmon is at a historic low.  Many are blaming Fukushima.
4. Something is causing fish all along the west coast of Canada to bleed from their gills, bellies and eyeballs.
5. A vast field of radioactive debris from Fukushima that is approximately the size of California has crossed the Pacific Ocean and is starting to collide with the west coast.
6. It is being projected that the radioactivity of coastal waters off the U.S. west coast could double over the next five to six years.
7. Experts have found very high levels of cesium-137 in plankton living in the waters of the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and the west coast.
8. One test in California found that 15 out of 15 bluefin tuna were contaminated with radiation from Fukushima.
9. Back in 2012, the Vancouver Sun reported that cesium-137 was being found in a very high percentage of the fish that Japan was selling to Canada…
• 73 percent of mackerel tested
• 91 percent of the halibut
• 92 percent of the sardines
• 93 percent of the tuna and eel
• 94 percent of the cod and anchovies
• 100 percent of the carp, seaweed, shark and monkfish
10. Canadian authorities are finding extremely high levels of nuclear radiation in certain fish samples…
Some fish samples tested to date have had very high levels of radiation: one sea bass sample collected in July, for example, had 1,000 becquerels per kilogram of cesium.
11. Some experts believe that we could see very high levels of cancer along the west coast just from people eating contaminated fish
“Look at what’s going on now: They’re dumping huge amounts of radioactivity into the ocean — no one expected that in 2011,” Daniel Hirsch, a nuclear policy lecturer at the University of California-Santa Cruz, told Global Security Newswire. “We could have large numbers of cancer from ingestion of fish.”
12. BBC News recently reported that radiation levels around Fukushima are “18 times higher” than previously believed.
13. An EU-funded study concluded that Fukushima released up to 210 quadrillion becquerels of cesium-137 into the atmosphere.
14. Atmospheric radiation from Fukushima reached the west coast of the United States within a few days back in 2011.
15. At this point, 300 tons of contaminated water is pouring into the Pacific Ocean from Fukushima every single day.
16. A senior researcher of marine chemistry at the Japan Meteorological Agency’s Meteorological Research Institute says that “30 billion becquerels of radioactive cesium and 30 billion becquerels of radioactive strontium” are being released into the Pacific Ocean from Fukushima every single day.
17. According to Tepco, a total of somewhere between 20 trillion and 40 trillion becquerels of radioactive tritium have gotten into the Pacific Ocean since the Fukushima disaster first began.
18. According to a professor at Tokyo University, 3 gigabecquerels of cesium-137 are flowing into the port at Fukushima Daiichi every single day.
19. It has been estimated that up to 100 times as much nuclear radiation has been released into the ocean from Fukushima than was released during the entire Chernobyl disaster.
20. One recent study concluded that a very large plume of cesium-137 from the Fukushima disaster will start flowing into U.S. coastal waters early next year
Ocean simulations showed that the plume of radioactive cesium-137 released by the Fukushima disaster in 2011 could begin flowing into U.S. coastal waters starting in early 2014 and peak in 2016.
21. It is being projected that significant levels of cesium-137 will reach every corner of the Pacific Ocean by the year 2020.
22. It is being projected that the entire Pacific Ocean will soon “have cesium levels 5 to 10 times higher” than what we witnessed during the era of heavy atomic bomb testing in the Pacific many decades ago.
23. The immense amounts of nuclear radiation getting into the water in the Pacific Ocean has caused environmental activist Joe Martino to issue the following warning
“Your days of eating Pacific Ocean fish are over.”
24. The Iodine-131, Cesium-137 and Strontium-90 that are constantly coming from Fukushima are going to affect the health of those living the the northern hemisphere for a very, very long time.  Just consider what Harvey Wasserman had to say about this…
Iodine-131, for example, can be ingested into the thyroid, where it emits beta particles (electrons) that damage tissue. A plague of damaged thyroids has already been reported among as many as 40 percent of the children in the Fukushima area. That percentage can only go higher. In developing youngsters, it can stunt both physical and mental growth. Among adults it causes a very wide range of ancillary ailments, including cancer.
Cesium-137 from Fukushima has been found in fish caught as far away as California. It spreads throughout the body, but tends to accumulate in the muscles.
Strontium-90’s half-life is around 29 years. It mimics calcium and goes to our bones.
25. According to a recent Planet Infowars report, the California coastline is being transformed into “a dead zone”…
The California coastline is becoming like a dead zone.
If you haven’t been to a California beach lately, you probably don’t know that the rocks are unnaturally CLEAN – there’s hardly any kelp, barnacles, sea urchins, etc. anymore and the tide pools are similarly eerily devoid of crabs, snails and other scurrying signs of life… and especially as compared to 10 – 15 years ago when one was wise to wear tennis shoes on a trip to the beach in order to avoid cutting one’s feet on all the STUFF of life – broken shells, bones, glass, driftwood, etc.
There are also days when I am hard-pressed to find even a half dozen seagulls and/or terns on the county beach.
You can still find a few gulls trolling the picnic areas and some of the restaurants (with outdoor seating areas) for food, of course, but, when I think back to 10 – 15 years ago, the skies and ALL the beaches were literally filled with seagulls and the haunting sound of their cries both day and night…
NOW it’s unnaturally quiet.
26. A study conducted last year came to the conclusion that radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster could negatively affect human life along the west coast of North America from Mexico to Alaska “for decades”.
27. According to the Wall Street Journal, it is being projected that the cleanup of Fukushima could take up to 40 years to complete.
28. Yale Professor Charles Perrow is warning that if the cleanup of Fukushima is not handled with 100% precision that humanity could be threatened “for thousands of years“…
“Conditions in the unit 4 pool, 100 feet from the ground, are perilous, and if any two of the rods touch it could cause a nuclear reaction that would be uncontrollable. The radiation emitted from all these rods, if they are not continually cool and kept separate, would require the evacuation of surrounding areas including Tokyo. Because of the radiation at the site the 6,375 rods in the common storage pool could not be continuously cooled; they would fission and all of humanity will be threatened, for thousands of years.”
Are you starting to understand why so many people are so deeply concerned about what is going on at Fukushima?
For much more on all of this, please check out the video posted below

About the author: Michael T. Snyder is a former Washington D.C. attorney who now publishes The Truth. His new thriller entitled “The Beginning Of The End” is now available on Amazon.com.

Article source: ActivistPost.com

This Juice Replaced 40 Medications in Sick Woman’s Struggle

Approximately 106,000 Americans die from prescription drugs each year, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association. All the more amazing that the young woman in this video, who at age 16 was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (which snowballed into lupus and other autoimmune conditions), was able to get off of over 40 medications by using raw cannabis juice, according to her physician, Dr. Courtney.


Source: realfarmacy.com & greenmedinfo.com

Image: HealthyHolisticLiving.com

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