Make your own antibacterial bandages with these garden plants

Stachys-Byzantina-Lamb-EarsJanuary 13, 2015 by: Jennifer Lilley

When most people accidentally cut or scrape themselves, the first item they reach for is a store-bought bandage. After all, they’re convenient; just pluck them out of a box, peel off the protective covering and slap them on.

For those wanting to tend to their cuts and scrapes naturally, one has to go no further than their own garden. Antibacterial bandages need not come in a box.

Woolly Lamb’s Ear has been used for centuries as a wound dressing on battlefields. Not only do the soft, fuzzy leaves absorb blood and help it to clot more quickly, they also contain antibacterial, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties. Their leaves can even be bruised so the juices leak out. Those juices can then be applied to the skin to lessen swelling from bug bites or stings.

Several plants offer antibacterial and antiseptic properties such as aloe, horseradish root, thyme, tarragon, basil and blueberry. Each have varying degrees of antimicrobial compounds and phytochemicals that help kill fungi, viruses, parasites and bacteria.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/048269_gardening_antibacterial_bandages_herbal_medicine.html#ixzz3OwgxRgRZ

Australia’s vaccine mafia

vaccine mafiaJanuary 13, 2015
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

Australia’s vaccine zealots are the most rabid extremist wing of the vaccine medical mafia, and they’ve engaged in tactics like issuing death threats to vaccine educators to try to silence them.

They are absolutely terrified that citizens of Australia might learn the truth about vaccine exemptions, toxic vaccine ingredients (like mercury) and the growing global epidemic of vaccine-damaged children.

The truth is that both vaccine companies and vaccine propagandists operate as a criminal mafia, resorting to insidious, highly-unethical and borderline psychopathic tactics to try to silence anyone who dares question official vaccine propaganda. Those tactics include explicit, direct death threats, hack attempts of websites, ganging up on news organizations to blockade any news that questions vaccines, pressuring speaking venues to cancel events, and now even pressuring the government of a large nation to revoke the travel visa of a doctor who promotes vaccine education and informed consent.

A medical system that cares more about vaccine profits than public health. This is the same corrupt, criminal medical system that habitually lies to the public and claims vaccines are safe and effective (they aren’t).

More and more people are waking up and realizing the vaccine industry is a dangerous medical racket founded in pseudoscience quackery, depopulation agendas and the systematic chemical abuse of children.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/048278_vaccine_mafia_Australia_Dr_Sherri_Tenpenny.html#ixzz3Owe9aJ8L

Russia throws down the gauntlet: energy supply to Europe cut off; petrodollar abandoned as currency war escalates

Gas-Pipes-Russia(NaturalNews) There are some big moves taking place on the global stage that you need to know about, as this could all lead to World War III.

Yesterday Russia cut off its natural gas supply to Europe, “plunging the continent into an energy crisis ‘within hours’ as a dispute with Ukraine escalated,” reports the Daily Mail. [1]

“This morning, gas companies in Ukraine said that Russia had completely cut off their supply. Six countries reported a complete shut-off of Russian gas shipped via Ukraine today, in a sharp escalation of a struggle over energy that threatens Europe as winter sets in.”

Alternative media warned about this weeks ago
This was all predicted in advance as a move toward World War III. The website All News Pipeline summarizes the predictions which were widely printed across the alternative media weeks ago.

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul Craig Roberts had also warned in advance of a “Black Swan Event” such as Russia cutting off energy supplies to European nations as a prelude to war.

Europe depends heavily on natural gas supplies from Russia which are piped into the region via Ukraine. This is especially true in the winter when gas is needed for heat.

Russia pulls out of the petrodollar
In addition to cutting off natural gas supplies to Europe, Russia has also “just pulled itself out of the petrodollar,” reports Zero Hedge. [2]

The story quotes Bloomberg.com stating that Russia “may unseal its $88 billion Reserve Fund and convert some of its foreign-currency holdings into ruble.”

This is further explained by Mac Slavo at SHTFplan.com who explains, “What we are seeing are the strategic moves that will eventually catalyze the next great war. And make no mistake, this is exactly what’s in store for the world should these escalations continue.”

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/048313_currency_war_Russia_petrodollar.html#ixzz3PDCkm8ns

What In The World Just Happened In Switzerland?

Swiss-Francs-Public-Domain-300x300Michael Snyder
Activist Post

Central banks lie. That is what they do. Not too long ago, the Swiss National Bank promised that it would defend the euro/Swiss franc currency peg with the “utmost determination”. But on Thursday, the central bank shocked the financial world by abruptly abandoning it.

More than three years ago, the Swiss National Bank announced that it would not allow the Swiss franc to fall below 1.20 to the euro, and it has spent a mountain of money defending that peg. But now that it looks like the EU is going to launch a very robust quantitative easing program, the Swiss National Bank has thrown in the towel. It was simply going to cost way too much to continue to defend the currency floor.

So now there is panic all over Europe.

On Thursday, the Swiss franc rose a staggering 30 percent against the euro, and the Swiss stock market plunged by 10 percent. And all over the world, investors, hedge funds and central banks either lost or made gigantic piles of money as currency rates shifted at an unprecedented rate. It is going to take months to really measure the damage that has been done.

Meanwhile, the euro is in greater danger than ever. The euro has been declining for months, and now the number one buyer of euros (the Swiss National Bank) has been removed from the equation. As things in Europe continue to get even worse, expect the euro to go to all-time record lows. In addition, it is important to remember that the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s began when Thailand abandoned its currency peg. With this move by Switzerland set off a European financial crisis?

Of course this is hardly the first time that we have seen central banks lie. In the United States, the Federal Reserve does it all the time. The funny thing is that most people still seem to trust what central banks have to say. But at some point they are going to start to lose all credibility.

Read More: http://www.activistpost.com/2015/01/what-in-world-just-happened-in.html

How could trillions of dollars be laundered from the Wash DC regime to Saudi Arabia? Why, through Citigroup, of course.

$$$$A clever reader with probably more knowledge of the Middle East than they would care to have put before me a very interesting question. Is the US laundering money to Saudi Arabia through Citigroup in order to “hedge” against, or compensate Saudi Arabia for the drop in oil prices?

Well, it sure as hell looks like it.

I recently tweeted the reportage on the massive derivatives position being accumulated by Citigroup (the parent Holding Company) and Citibank (the bank held by Citigroup HoldCo) – $135 TRILLION. Citi is adding roughly $10 TRILLION PER QUARTER, and the bank is now holding MORE derivatives than the parent HoldCo, which is unprecedented and shocking. Even worse, the bank – the derivatives holdings of which are now “guaranteed” by the FDIC, which is to say the US TAXPAYERS, thanks to the Cromnibus bill – is where the exposure is being added – $9 TRILLION was added to the Citibank portfolio within the third quarter of 2014 alone – the latest available data. Citi is the only big bank that is INCREASING its derivatives position, all the other big banks have modestly reduced their derivatives exposure in the same time period. But Citi is piling it on as hard and fast as it can – NINE TRILLION $ IN ONE QUARTER!!

Do you know who the largest private shareholder of Citigroup is?

Read More: http://www.barnhardt.biz/2015/01/09/how-could-trillions-of-dollars-be-laundered-from-the-wash-dc-regime-to-saudi-arabia-why-through-citigroup-of-course/

How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations

covert-agentsBy Glenn Greenwald

One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive is how western intelligence agencies are attempting to manipulate and control online discourse with extreme tactics of deception and reputation-destruction. It’s time to tell a chunk of that story, complete with the relevant documents.

Over the last several weeks, I worked with NBC News to publish a series of articles about “dirty trick” tactics used by GCHQ’s previously secret unit, JTRIG (Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group). These were based on four classified GCHQ documents presented to the NSA and the other three partners in the English-speaking “Five Eyes” alliance. Today, we at the Intercept are publishing another new JTRIG document, in full, entitled “The Art of Deception: Training for Online Covert Operations.”

By publishing these stories one by one, our NBC reporting highlighted some of the key, discrete revelations: the monitoring of YouTube and Blogger, the targeting of Anonymous with the very same DDoS attacks they accuse “hacktivists” of using, the use of “honey traps” (luring people into compromising situations using sex) and destructive viruses. But, here, I want to focus and elaborate on the overarching point revealed by all of these documents: namely, that these agencies are attempting to control, infiltrate, manipulate, and warp online discourse, and in doing so, are compromising the integrity of the internet itself.

Read More: https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/02/24/jtrig-manipulation/

The 50 Latest Coconut Oil Benefits Backed by Science

coconut_oil2Coconut oil has made the journey from villain to victor in the health food world.

What used to be deemed an evil saturated fat, dangerous for anyone worried about heart disease and high blood pressure, has become a healing nourishing substance soaring in popularity.

How did such a drastic change come about? What made people change their minds about the numerous benefits of coconut oil?

This story is tied in with the saturated fat myth that to this day runs rampant spreading misconceptions.
Coconut Oil And The Saturated Fat Myth

The myth that saturated fats makes you fat, came about in the late 1970′s. People were led to believe from health authorities that foods high in saturated fat were to be avoided. Foods such as butter, egg yolks, animal fats and, of course, coconut oil.

The premise behind this notion is that saturated fat would raise LDL cholesterol, which in turn would clog the arteries and lead to heart diseases. Many studies were done, however they all had one fatal flaw.

The studies showing a link between saturated fats and heart disease were also grouping trans fats into the same category. Trans fats are fat molecules which have literally been transformed, such as the hydrogenation process vegetable oils undergo to become margarine.

Trans fatty acids can be linked to heart disease and other health problems, but it certainly isn’t fair to put naturally occurring saturated fats in the same category.

Since the hay day of the saturated fat myth, more and more scientific evidence is being released to prove just the opposite. Many indigenous cultures around the world value saturated fats for their nourishing properties.

The Maasai tribe in Africa drink full fat raw milk in abundance, in China women who can afford to are encouraged to eat up to 10 eggs per day.

Take a look at the Inuit of Northern Canada, they used to survive harsh winters eating mainly seal blubber and fish. Modern science is starting to see that the diets of our ancestors were far more balanced, you didn’t have any incidence of the diseases we are facing today.

Ancestral diet has a huge role to play in this, and as you can see, our ancestors weren’t afraid of a little fat.

Over 50 Coconut Oil Uses – Some Might Surprise You – http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/50-latest-coconut-oil-benefits-backed-science

#EndMonsantoLies

take your poisonIn case you haven’t seen it, one of Monsanto’s front groups—Coalition for Safe Affordable Food—has launched a petition asking people to “Stop Alarmists from Hijacking America’s Food.”

You are the “alarmist” they target. You are the uninformed fear-monger who doesn’t “support science.”

On one hand, you should be flattered. For nearly two decades Monsanto quietly (and profitably) went about creating its gene-altered “lab food,” pumping billions of pounds of Roundup and Bt into the ecosystem. Without giving you a second thought.

But in the past few years, you’ve wised up. You’ve spoken out.

You’ve morphed into a movement.

With your help, we’ve forced some of the most powerful corporations in the country to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to defeat GMO labeling initiatives. We’ve also forced them to pour millions into buying favor with politicians and corporate media, into funding grants to pro-biotech researchers and universities, into brainwashing schoolchildren with pro-biotech coloring books and into luring 4-H’ers and future farmers with false promises of high yields and sky-high profits.

You also helped us win a major victory this year, in Vermont, when the state passed this country’s first stand-alone GMO labeling law—forcing Monsanto to follow through with what will likely be a costly lawsuit against Vermont.

You kicked the hornets’ nest. Now you are being attacked.

And it’s not just you. Monsanto’s Lie Machine is going after scientists, physicians and any credible source who dares question the “safety” of their pesticide-laden products, their soil-killing, biodiversity-destroying mono-cropping practices that don’t deserve to be called “agriculture.”

Our movement is strong. But it will be no match for the continued onslaught of slick campaigns designed to portray us as ignorant, anti-science alarmists.

Unless we take it to a whole new level.

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Tumbling oil prices to unleash social unrest across the globe

Fuel-Pump-Gas(NaturalNews) Americans are breathing a small sigh of relief these days every time they pull into a gas station to fill up: Prices at the pump are the lowest they have been in years, and what’s even better is that a global oil glut fed in large part by massive new U.S. reserves in shale oil fields is expected to keep prices down for some time to come.

However, the collapse in the price of crude oil is also having some negative effects, and they will begin to manifest themselves more and more in the coming months in the form of rising social tension and unrest, say experts, especially in countries where oil keeps their economies afloat.

In addition to growing supplies, a stronger U.S. dollar and lower demand — consumers in the U.S., in particular, have responded to chronically high gas prices by purchasing more efficient vehicles — is also driving down prices. None of these factors are expected to change soon.

Since June, oil prices have lost about half their value, falling from about $100 a barrel to $55 a barrel as of this writing. They are expected to go lower, with some industry analysts predicting a floor of $40 a barrel.

There is already a plot afoot to essentially rally oil prices, and it is being led by the leader of OPEC: Saudi Arabia, a nation that relies almost exclusively on oil revenues to fund its monarchy and generous government entitlement programs (programs that keep the Saudi people obedient to the king).

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/048082_oil_prices_social_unrest_global_economy.html#ixzz3P1EaGX8G