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‘Fake': Russian Defence Min rebuffs US sat image claims

Friends of Syria
Jul 30, 2014

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Russia’s Defense Ministry has stated that “fake” satellite images of alleged shelling of Ukraine from Russian territory were created by US counselors “with close links to Ukraine’s Security Council.”

The authenticity of the images is impossible to prove, the ministry added.

The Defense Ministry stated that the images posted by the US ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt on his Twitter account, allegedly proving the shelling of Ukraine from Russian territory, are “fake,” ITAR-TASS reports.

“These materials were posted to Twitter not by accident, as their authenticity is impossible to prove – due to the absence of the attribution to the exact area, and an extremely low resolution. Let alone using them as ‘photographic evidence’,” Igor Konashenkov, the official representative of the ministry, stated.

“Pictures” like this, the general continued, “have also been provided by Kiev representatives as an excuse for the usage of heavy artillery and other weaponry by the Ukrainian army – against the country’s civilian population.”

“Last Friday, Ukrainian Defense Minister Valery Geletey again tried to add a sensational side to photo collages like this in the Ukrainian media – in vain. But on Sunday, the US ambassador to the Ukraine joined in, posting those satellite images on his Twitter page, which secured him the attention of the loyal Ukrainian media,” the Russian ministry said.

This scheme is called “an informational merry-go-round,” Konashenkov added, using an expression commonly uttered in Russia relating to feeding the information to the media.

“It’s no secret to anyone that fakes like this are made by a group of US counselors staying in the Kiev building of the Security Council, led by General Randy Kee,” he noted.

The general outlined the cycle as follows: the US counselors in the Kiev feed the disinformation to the Ukrainian media, with the news being taken by the Washington official representatives and presented as statements.

Afterwards, the Ukrainian media cite the US authorities and publish articles like as “objective.”

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MUST WATCH — Jeff Rense & Dr. Bill Deagle – Fukushima Deadlier Than Ever

Jeff Rense
Jul 29, 2014

Clip from July 24, 2014 – guest Dr. Bill Deagle on the Jeff Rense Program. Full program available in Archives at http://www.renseradio.com/signup.htm

Big Pharma Fails with Alzheimer’s While Coconut Oil Succeeds

Conscious Life News

 | Naturalsociety | July 16th 2014

coconut oilA few years ago, Dr. Mary Newport’s discovery of using coconut oil to reverse her husbands advanced Alzheimer’s disease made a big splash in the alternative health media. Some of this splash managed to wet a few pages of the mainstream media (MSM), and Dr. Newport wrote a book about her discovery for hubby’s turn-around called Alzheimer’s Disease: What If There Was a Cure?: The Story of Ketones.

Meanwhile, others who were showing early signs of dementia or worse picked up the news with the same attitude Mary had, “what’s there to lose? Thus a movement toward using saturated fat coconut oil for dementia prevention and reversal was spawned with mostly successes.

Actually, the use of high saturated fat diets to create ketones was created by Johns Hopkins Medical Center in the 1920s. Ketones are processed easily to provide fuel for brain cells when carbohydrate metabolism fails within the brain. But a few decades later, the medical mafia decided that saturated fats are bad and cholesterol, especially LDL, the “bad cholesterol”, just had to go in order to prevent obesity and heart disease.

Well, the dogma caught on and the processed food industry had a field day promoting low or no fat foods, margarine, and unsaturated fat processed (hydrogenated) cooking and salad oils. Yet obesity and heart disease have skyrocketed beyond well beyond what they were before this madness had started.

Looks like this was the wrong theory after all. Frustratingly, even alternative health writers tend to still report how a food or supplement lowers cholesterol, sometimes to make people feel better about their food choices.

Actual Scientific Facts

There have been three attempts since 2012 to create an effective and not too terribly toxic pharmaceutical solution to Alzheimer’s. They all failed, and even caused worsening conditions with an occasional death during testing.

Meanwhile, good ole’ coconut oil with it’s easily digested medium chain triglycerides (MCT), which convert to ketones for brain cell fuel when oxygen/carbohydrate metabolism fails, keeps on working for many.

The brain is comprised of mostly fats, the saturated kind. Cholesterol is needed to fuel neuron communication. It’s been discovered that high cholesterol blood level geriatric folks live longer without dementia than those whose cholesterol counts are higher. By the way, did you know that all cholesterol is the same?

It’s the tiny protein chylomicron (shell) carriers that are different to accommodate different structural and arterial repair purposes for your benefit, including helping manufacture vitamin D from the sun. This helps explain why statin drugs are so harmful and promote heart disease and Alzheimer’s.

Science-based types who like to refute natural health articles without investigating further can read MIT researcher Stephanie Seneff’s brilliant article about that here before commenting.

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Destroying Hamas would only create another ‘Islamic State’ – top Pentagon official

Friends of Syria
Jul 27, 2014

Defense Intelligence Agency director U.S. Army Lt. General Michael Flynn (Reuters / Gary Cameron)

Defense Intelligence Agency director U.S. Army Lt. General Michael Flynn (Reuters / Gary Cameron)

A grim and unpredictable future could befall the Middle East if Hamas is destroyed, a top Pentagon official said, warning that another rampaging extremist group akin to the Islamic State terrorists could rise up in its place.

Israel steps up operation in Gaza LIVE UPDATES

While Lt. General Michael Flynn criticized Hamas for exhausting finite resources of the Gaza Strip to build a network of tunnels for the purpose of fighting Israel, he nevertheless said that destroying the group would only lead to a widening of the regional conflict and probably an extremist group fighting in its stead.

“If Hamas were destroyed and gone, we would probably end up with something much worse. The region would end up with something much worse,” Reuters quoted the outgoing head of the Defense Intelligence Agency as saying on Saturday at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado.

The Lt. General then envisioned an Iraq/Syria scenario, where large swathes of northern territories have fallen under control of the Islamist fighters of the Islamic Caliphate: “A worse threat that would come into the sort of ecosystem there… something like ISIS.”

With over 1,000 Palestinians now dead since Israel commenced the ground phase of its 20-day-old operation, a tentative 24-hour ceasefire ended on Sunday with hostilities renewing.

The pause in fighting was intended to open up a humanitarian corridor for food and medical care, but as Israel offered to extend the ceasefire it also warned that it would retaliate if Hamas continued to fire rockets from the Gaza territory.

For its part, Hamas refused to accept the ceasefire deal “without Israeli tanks withdrawing from the Gaza Strip and without residents being able to return to their homes and ambulances carrying bodies and being able to freely move around in Gaza,” their spokesman said.

To many in the world the conflict between Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory looks to be never-ending. And they are worried that the same is now true for the Middle East at large. Flynn’s views were voiced in the midst of a broader assessment of conflicts in the region, which is now crumbling under the weight of terrorism.

Although few people would prefer another Islamic State-style faction taking over Hamas’ place, Flynn made clear that peace between the two warring sides would not happen “in my lifetime.”

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Ecuador Bans Bitcoin, Plans Own Digital Money

by Stan Higgins
CoinDesk
Jul 25, 2014

The National Assembly of Ecuador has effectively banned bitcoin and decentralized digital currencies while establishing guidelines for the creation of a new, state-run currency.

With 91 votes in favor of the amendments to the country’s existing monetary and financial laws, the National Assembly approved a bill that now goes to President Rafael Correa for signature.

The law gives the government permission to make payments in ‘electronic money’, but decentralized digital currencies like bitcoin will now be prohibited.

The proposed electronic money is to be backed by the assets of the Banco Central del Ecuador, the nation’s central bank. The National Assembly will oversee the new currency while the central bank will develop and integrate it into the broader financial system. The electronic money will operate in tandem with the US dollar, Ecuador’s official currency, although it is not certain what exchange rate will be established.

Following the final tally, the National Assembly issued a statement declaring that the new electronic money would offer benefits to both the underbanked and the broader economy, saying:

“Electronic money will stimulate the economy, it will be possible to attract more Ecuadorian citizens, especially those who do not have checking or savings accounts and credit cards alone. The electronic currency will be backed by the assets of the Central Bank of Ecuador.”

Community voices concern prior to vote

Prior to the debate on amendments that instituted the decentralized digital currency prohibition, members of the local bitcoin community sought to shape the final outcome.

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Does Marijuana Help You Exercise?

(via zip420.blogspot.com)

by Johnny Green
The Weed Blog
Jul 23, 2014

I like to exercise, especially playing basketball. Physical fitness is something that I have always tried to take seriously, although admittedly, I take it more serious at certain times compared to others. Currently, my physical fitness is not where it needs to be, but I’ll try to get that figured out sooner than later. A question I have received at TWB from time to time is ‘does marijuana help you exercise?’

I have lifted weights and played basketball after getting high, and it seems to put me in a zone that I don’t get into when sober. I feel more focused, and more in touch with my body. Marijuana doesn’t necessarily motivate me to workout, but once I’m at the gym, it helps me get a better workout, if that makes sense. Leafly recently published an article that talks more about marijuana and exercise. A few excerpts are below:

“It’s not news to the medical community that the human body stores tetrahydrocannabidiol (THC), the main psychoactive in cannabis, in fat. However, a study put out this August in Drug and Alcohol Dependence has shown that this storage process can give exercisers an extra boost, even up to 28 days after consumption.”

“Yet, contrary to popular thought, it’s not just the endorphins (the compounds which make you feel excited after activities such as exercise and sex) that make physical activity so great. A 2003 study found that exercise actually activates the endocannabinoid system in the same way that the cannabis plant does. The endocannabinoid system is a group of lipids (types of fats) and cell receptors that cannabinoids (compounds like THC and CBD) bind to inside the body. The endocannabinoid system is responsible for easing pain, controlling appetite, and influences mood and memory. ”

“A recent study published in the American Journal of Medicine has found that regular cannabis consumers have fasting insulin (insulin in your body before eating) levels 16% lower than non-consumers. The study also found that cannabis consumers had 17% lower insulin resistance levels and lower average waist circumferences.”

Next time, before you hit the gym, try getting high first. If that’s not your thing, then by all means don’t do it. But if you are looking to see how marijuana affects your workout, give it a try. Scientific studies suggest it could help you out!

Air Algerie Plane with 116 Passengers Crashed in Mali

nsnbc international
Jul 24, 2014

nsnbc : An Air Algerie passenger jet, carrying 110 passengers from Burkina Faso to Algiers crashed in Mali near the Algerian border. Air traffic controllers lost contact with Air Algerie Flight AH 5017 50 minutes after takeoff. The plane was rerouted due to weather conditions, reports the airline.

The Aglerian news agency APR reported that air traffic controllers lost contact with Air Algerie Flight AH 5017 at 01:55 GMT, some 50 minutes after takeoff from Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou.  Reports, according to which the plane should have had the niece of former Cuban President Fidel Castro on board have since been denied. It is too early to tell whether any of the passengers or crew have survived the crash as search and rescue operations are still underway by the time of writing this article.

air algeria_Map_algeriaInformation thus far, indicated that weather conditions may have caused the crash. The pilot reportedly contacted the control tower in Niamey, Niger because of weather conditions.

An unidentified person with Air Algiers as saying that Flight AH 5017 was not far from the Algerian border when the crew was asked to make a detour because of poor visibility and to prevent the risk of collision with another aircraft on the Algiers – Bamako route.

The airline reports that it has launched its emergency response in accordance with the airlines procedures, reports the APS news agency.  French military, according to initial reports stationed in Mali, launched fighter planes to search for the MD-83 and discovered the crashed plane in Mali, not far from the border to Algeria. nsnbc will follow-up on the report when more, verifiable information is available to us.

CH/L – nsnbc 24.07.2014

Why Taking a Day Off is Essential to Good Health

Natural Blaze
Jul 21, 2014

by Dr. David Juan

Here’s a newsflash for you: the world can function just fine without you. Now, it might not be able to run as smoothly for more than a week or so without your involvement, but don’t worry; if you want to take a day or even a week off, you deserve that time, and things will move forward.

Though it’s contrary to what many of us have been told over the years, rest is essential for your success, health, and mental well-being. It’s so easy to get caught up in all the stress, action, work, and other parts of life that rest seems like it’s less of a priority and more of a luxury. (Believe me, I know the feeling!) People are constantly reminded to be productive, efficient, and always in action to the point where taking a day off, sitting in the park, or going on vacation seem like something fit for a penalty.

But you know what? You’re overworked. As an American, you typically have longer workdays, less vacation, and more stress than a lot of other people living elsewhere in the world.

When you get rest, you actually become more positive and productive. Taking time to rest your mind and body allows you to come back and approach tasks with a clearer head and fresher perspective.

People get so used to feeling run-down that it’s hard to remember what feeling well-rested and normal is even like. I recommend taking full advantage of the time off offered by your employer—take sick days when you’re feeling physically or mentally off-balance and be sure to take your vacation time to relax. On your days off, try not to think about work and try to prevent yourself from checking your e-mail.

I also recommend spending some weekends doing nothing but resting, lazing around, and recharging. If you work out and live an active life, take a day or two off per week from your regular exercise to let your body recover. Rest is essential to every aspect of your life.

Taking time away from your job or the gym won’t sabotage your career, health, or success. Life will continue on as normal. In fact, it will be better for everybody. Your body and mind will have the opportunity to recover and come back stronger, meaning you can achieve even more success while keeping good health.

Now go relax and enjoy yourself. You’ve earned it.

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David Juan, MD has a distinguished reputation as an authority on nutrition, vitamin D and calcium metabolism, hormones, and medical research. His 30 years of clinical experience, 12 years of medical school teaching experience, and medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania give Dr. Juan a leading edge in his expertise. He is well versed in both traditional and alternative medicine and has written and researched breakthrough papers on a variety of medical subjects. Dr. Juan is currently on the staff of a holistic pain relief center in San Francisco and he lends his experience to The Vitamin Doctor.

by Dr. David JuanHere’s a newsflash for you: the world can function just fine without you. Now, it might not be able to run as smoothly for more than a week or so without your involvement, but don’t worry; if you want to take a day or even a week off, you deserve that time, and things will move forward.

Though it’s contrary to what many of us have been told over the years, rest is essential for your success, health, and mental well-being. It’s so easy to get caught up in all the stress, action, work, and other parts of life that rest seems like it’s less of a priority and more of a luxury. (Believe me, I know the feeling!) People are constantly reminded to be productive, efficient, and always in action to the point where taking a day off, sitting in the park, or going on vacation seem like something fit for a penalty.

But you know what? You’re overworked. As an American, you typically have longer workdays, less vacation, and more stress than a lot of other people living elsewhere in the world. – See more at: http://www.naturalblaze.com/2014/07/why-taking-day-off-is-essential-to-good.html#sthash.XfGjyfbM.dpuf

by Dr. David JuanHere’s a newsflash for you: the world can function just fine without you. Now, it might not be able to run as smoothly for more than a week or so without your involvement, but don’t worry; if you want to take a day or even a week off, you deserve that time, and things will move forward.

Though it’s contrary to what many of us have been told over the years, rest is essential for your success, health, and mental well-being. It’s so easy to get caught up in all the stress, action, work, and other parts of life that rest seems like it’s less of a priority and more of a luxury. (Believe me, I know the feeling!) People are constantly reminded to be productive, efficient, and always in action to the point where taking a day off, sitting in the park, or going on vacation seem like something fit for a penalty.

But you know what? You’re overworked. As an American, you typically have longer workdays, less vacation, and more stress than a lot of other people living elsewhere in the world. – See more at: http://www.naturalblaze.com/2014/07/why-taking-day-off-is-essential-to-good.html#sthash.XfGjyfbM.dpuf

VIDEO — The Mainstream Media’s Blind Spot in Gaza

Truthstream Media
Jul 21, 2014

Someone recently asked me, “If my neighbor next door shoots my neighbor across the street, does that give my neighbor across the street the right to come shoot me?”

If someone’s corrupt government does something horrible, are all of its citizens, right down to the infants, to be held responsible? Votes seem to matter very little in the modern world. How would you feel if another country invaded and tried to kill you and everyone you know — all because of what your horrible government does?

You aren’t in charge of those rockets. You aren’t in charge of those decisions.

Back when Occupy protesters rallied, they chanted, “The whole world is watching. The whole world is watching.”

When Palestinians rally, they chant “Where is the world?”

This question is seemingly rhetorical.

The mainstream media knows the answer.

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VIDEO — Crisis actress appears 3 different times; 1 Sandy Hook 2 Boston Bombing 3 Police Chase

Jennifer Sanchez
Jul 20, 2014

Not my video, but important nonetheless.

Media Blackout: Major Military Operation in East Ukraine. 496 Civilians, 1600 Soldiers Reported Killed

by Prof Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research
Jul 20, 2014

The killing of innocent civilians in Eastern Ukraine resulting from the conduct of major bombing and shelling operations by US supported Kiev regime is not newsworthy.  According to official sources, Four hundred and seventy-eight civilians, including seven children were killed and 1392 were wounded in Eastern Ukraine since the outset of the Kiev government’s military crackdown. (See RT,  July 1o, 2014)

The casualty figures were released on the 10th of July 2014 by Ukraine’s Ministry of Health.

“The amount on civilian casualties is, unfortunately, greater than the military ones,” Vasily Lazoryshynets, deputy health minister, …

“In the area of the operation in eastern Ukraine, 478 civilians have died, including 30 women and seven children,”he said.

According to Lazoryshynets , a further 1,392 people were injured in the fighting, with 104 women and 14 children among them.

“Two hundred and seventy-nine currently remain in hospital,” he added. (Ibid)

There has been virtually no Western media coverage concerning this human tragedy. The deaths of innocent children resulting from Kiev’s “counter-terrorism operation” have been casually categorized as “collateral damage”.

In early June, according to figures of Ukraine’s National Security Council “200 soldiers and law enforcement officers had been killed and over 600 injured during the so-called “anti-terrorist operation.” (Ibid). The Ministry of Defense reported the same figure of 200 deaths pertaining to soldiers on July 11.

Is the official count of civilian casualties reliable? On June 11, following the release of the figures on casualties by the Ministry of Health, Ukraine’s General Prosecutor Vitali Yarema confirmed that the government was to establish a data bank of persons killed and insured:

“Every death, every physical injury, every body of an unidentified individual found will be entered into the unified register of pre-trial investigations, and each case will be investigated as much as possible,”  (quoted by AP, July 11, 2014)

The above figures on civilian casualties are consistent with a ‘leaked” Ministry of Internal Affairs report (July 15, 2014): 496 civilians killed and 762 wounded (updated with data of casualties collected in the period extending from 9-15 July). (see below)

According to this “leaked” MIA document, the death toll of soldiers in the Ukraine Armed Forces would have increased from 200 in early July (reported on July 10th by the Ministry of Health) to 1600 in mid-July (MIA, leaked report, see table below, dated July 15). These rounded up figures suggest that the Kiev government’s figures on soldiers “killed in action” are rough estimates.

The table below which includes the figures of civilian and military casualties included those wounded reported by the Ministry of Internal Affairs (sent to Global Research by a source in Ukraine) are as follows:

  1. Killed in Action: 1600
  2. Wounded in Action: 4723

The Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) and its Anti-Terrorism Organization (ATO) oversees the military operation in Lugansk and Donetsk in liaison with the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

The information was officially released on July 15, 2014 bearing the signature of the Arsen Avakov (Minister of Internal Affairs) and V. Gritsak (Head of ATO [Anti-Terrorism Organization]

The authenticity, reliability and source of this leaked report remains to be fully assessed. These figures have not been made public and they are not the object of media commentary. They are, however, compatible with a report published by the Central News Agency Novorossia, Novorus.info (Russian) based on figures of the rebel Donbass forces which point to major military losses by the Kiev regime.

The MIA figures pertain to soldiers “Killed in Action”. They do not address the number of soldiers taken prisoner and/or the number of soldiers who have deserted the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

In contrast, the Novorossia figures do not provide a breakdown of  “killed, wounded, prisoners”. According to Central News Agency Novorossia, Novorus.info (Russian):

Total losses in Donbass inflicted to Kiev “punitive operatives” [in Russian каратели] 2 May – 11 July 2014  is 4994 soldiers [ in Russian persons, человек] [killed, wounded, prisoners]

What the MIA leaked report as well as the Novorossia figures convey is the conduct of a large scale military operation by Ukrainian Forces resulting in significant casualties incurred by Kiev government forces. None of this has been reported by the corporate media.

The leaked MIA report suggests heavy losses of military equipment by Kiev forces including a large number of tanks and armored vehicles which have either been captured or destroyed.

The rebels (according to MIA figures) have downed seven aircraft. This information was “leaked” 2 days before the MH17 crash. The reliability of these figures emanating from government sources remained to be determined.

The data from rebel sources cited Novorus.info also indicate sizable losses of military hardware including tanks and armored cars.

TOTAL UKRAINIAN LOSSES  [MIA leaked document]

  1. Killed in Action: 1600
  2. Wounded in Action: 4723
  3. Tanks: 35
  4. Armoured Battle Vehicles: 96
  5. Artillery: 38
  6. Aircraft: 7
  7. Helicopters: 2
  8. Automobiles: 104

While the reliability of these figures emanating from the government remains to be determined, they nonetheless point to the failure of the Kiev led anti-terrorism operation confirming earlier reports to the effect that government forces have been repealed in Donetsk and Lugansk.

July 18, 2014 – Official Ukrainian Military Accounting of Losses for July 9-15, 2014
((1) Ukrainian Version; (2) Translation)

BREAKING!

TOTAL UKRAINIAN LOSSES

  1. Killed in Action: 1600
  2. Wounded in Action: 4723
  3. Tanks: 35
  4. Armoured Battle Vehicles: 96
  5. Artillery: 38
  6. Aircraft: 7
  7. Helicopters: 2
  8. Automobiles: 104

TOTAL MILITIA LOSSES

  1. Killed in Action: 48
  2. Wounded in Action: 64
  3. Tanks: 2
  4. Armoured Battle Vehicles: 0
  5. Artillery: 5
  6. Automobiles: 8

TOTAL CIVILIAN LOSSES

  1. Killed: 496
  2. Wounded: 762

SIGNED & SUBMITTED BY: Arsen Avakov (Minister of Internal Affairs) and V. Gritsak (Head of ATO)

Table and translation provided by:

http://slavyangrad.wordpress.com/military-briefings-flash-updates-online/

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