Amish farmer facing 68 years in federal prison for making homemade products

When most people imagine their golden years, they don’t envision spending the last decades of their life in a federal prison, but for 56-year-old Samuel Girod, that threat is very real — thanks to the FDA. Girod is facing 68 years in jail for the simple crime of creating his own all-natural homemade products. Father to 12 and grandfather to 25, Girod has been facing a 12-count indictment since 2015.

Trouble first arose for the Amish farmer back in 2013, when someone reported his homemade products to the state health department of Missouri. An injunction was put in place by a federal judge in the state, banning Girod from making some of his products until specific conditions were met. One of those conditions was an inspection of the property where Girod’s products were made — prompting the state of Kentucky to become involved. Production of these homemade, natural products reportedly took place at Girod’s family home, somewhere along Satterfield Lane in Bath County.

Bath County residents were seemingly appalled when they learned of their neighbor’s fate. “I can’t even figure out what he has done wrong. They live at the foot of the cross and the thought of one of them intentionally doing something wrong is outrageous,” Suza Moody, a fellow Bath County resident commented.

Family friend Sally Oh said, “They are just devastated. I mean when they brought him out in handcuffs. It was awful.” Oh went on to say that the FDA had taken issue with the way some of Girod’s products were labeled. Girod’s Chickweed Salve was a particular point of contention. According to Oh, the salve’s ingredients include rosemary, beeswax, olive oil.

“It said ‘Chickweed Salve’ up top, then on down said ‘Cures Cancer.’ Which for some people it did, but he can’t say that. So he changed it to say ‘Healing Chickweed,’ but they said no you can’t say healing. So now it just says ‘Original Chickweed,’” she explained.

Moody questioned whether or not the proposed punishment really fit the crime. “I mean do you go to jail because you’ve messed up a label on a product?”

“I thought you went to jail because you did something bad. I mean he mislabeled something? I doubt he knew any better,” she added.

According to the FDA, Girod is also guilty of handing out pamphlets that advertised his products’ efficacy in the treatment of a variety of conditions. Because of those claims, the FDA says the products are defined as drugs, under the federal food, drug, and cosmetic act — even though multiple tests have shown no drugs are used in the products.

Defined drugs are also required to have their place of production registered with the FDA. Unsurprisingly, the Girod farm is not registered — and they likely did not know the salves they were making could be construed as “drugs.”

Another one of Girod’s products, TO-MOR-GONE, has also come under fire. The product is said to be “very good at removing tumors,” and also contains bloodroot — which can be caustic and cause scarring. This, the FDA alleges, makes for much more than a simple labeling mistake. Along with all of this, the FDA claims that Girod prevented their agents from entering the family home to “inspect” the conditions, and allege that he continued to sell his products after the injunction was placed.

Since 2015, Girod has fired his appointed attorney and has chosen to represent himself. WKYT reports, “The Amish farmer filed a motion to dismiss his case, citing a lack of due process, lack of standing, and lack of jurisdiction. A judge denied the motion and set a status conference back in August.”

Girod missed the status hearing, Ms. Oh believes that he simply did not understand he had to be there. A warrant was then issued for his arrest.

Due to the increasingly volatile nature of the situation, the Bath County Sheriff reportedly wrote a letter to the authorities involved, citing his concerns about the “ongoing ruthless and relentless attack against one of his constituents.” The letter also noted that Girod had been placed in the protective custody of his office.

For about five months, Girod was considered a “fugitive” and was arrested at the family farm in Janurary. He now waits in jail without bail until his trial date arrives, which is scheduled for late February.

The real issue here is the fact that the FDA is persecuting a man with no ill intent: the so-called crimes he committed with no malicious intent, and his products have reportedly never harmed anyone. And yet, the FDA approves drugs that don’t work and come with horrible side effects, as long they are listed on the label. The agency has even banned intravenous vitamin C, so it’s not that surprising that they’re throwing the book at Girod.

The extreme punishment being proposed for Girod is far and away from fitting the “crime” he committed — not that you can really call it a crime; a mistake perhaps. His failure to understand the inner-workings of the corrupt FDA system does not warrant 68 years of imprisonment.

Child rapists go free while an Amish man will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for making salves. And this is what we’re supposed to believe justice looks like?

Sources:

FreedomOutpost.com

Kentucky.com

WKYT.com
Originally Posted::http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-02-23-amish-farmer-facing-68-years-in-federal-prison-for-making-homemade-products.html




Horrifying: Toxic chemical in Pepsi known to cause DNA breaking, fragmentation

High-fructose corn syrup isn’t the only ingredient found in sodas that consumers should be concerned about. Pepsi and other sodas contain a toxic byproduct known as 4-Methylimidazole, or 4-MEI for short, that may be increasing your cancer risks.

Pepsi has come under fire for violations of California’s Proposition 65 in relation to 4-MEI. The Center for Environmental Health even filed a complaint against the beverage giant in 2013 due to their violations. Pepsi has since paid the organization some $385,000 and provided them with updates on product compliance, and a settlement was reached in 2015. Following that settlement, Pepsi “agreed to require its caramel coloring suppliers to meet certain 4-MEI levels in products shipped for sale to the United States, to ensure that the carcinogen’s levels will not exceed 100 parts per billion.”

As of 2016, a newer settlement will now be requiring Pepsi to apply the same product standards nationwide.

What is 4-MEI and why should it be regulated?

4-MEI is an impurity that is created during the manufacturing of caramel colors III and IV. The FDA maintains that they have “no reason to believe” that 4-MEI is carcinogenic. The agency is reportedly re-evaluating the public’s exposure to 4-MEI to ensure manufacturers are using it safely but is not currently recommending dietary changes.

This is rather perplexing because studies conducted by the federal government clearly showed that long-term exposure to 4-MEI increased the incidence of lung cancer in both male and female mice. The federal government’s findings even prompted the state of California to add 4-MEI to their Proposition 65 list of carcinogens. While there are no federal limits yet for 4-MEI, the state of California requires products that contain more than 29 micrograms (mcg) to be labeled.

The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment chose 29 micrograms as the “cut off point” because they concluded that amounts at that level or above pose a one in 100,000 risk of cancer — meaning that being exposed to that amount daily for a lifetime will result in no more than one excess cancer case per 100,000 people.

Urvashi Rangan, Ph.D., toxicologist and executive director of Consumer Reports’ Food Safety & Sustainability Center, believes that this amount is too high. “It’s possible to get more than 29 micrograms of 4-MEI in one can of some of the drinks we tested. And even if your choice of soft drink contains half that amount, many people have more than one can per day.”

Rangan explains that because colorants are deliberately added to foods, they should pose a negligible risk, which is defined as no more than one excess case of cancer per one million people. To meet that level, the experts at Consumer Reports say that sodas need to contain no more than 3mcg of 4-MEI per can.

Research on 4-MEI in soda

In 2014, Consumer Reports led investigative research on the amount of 4-MEI found in a number of different sodas. Between April and September of 2013, they tested 81 samples of different soft drinks from five separate manufacturers. In December 2013, another 29 samples were collected from the same five manufacturers. All of the samples were purchased in the California or New York metropolitan areas.

What they found was shocking: there was a tremendous amount of disparity and inconsistency among the samples. Most notably, samples of regular Pepsi from the New York area gathered during the first round of testing was revealed to contain an astronomical average of 174 mcg of 4-MEI. During the second round, samples from the same area averaged  32 mcg. The researchers also found that in general, New York samples boasted much higher levels of 4-MEI than their Californian counterparts.

The findings prompted Consumer Reports to petition the FDA for 4-MEI regulation and labeling. “Europe has labeling requirements and consumers in the United States should have the right to make an informed choice about what they are drinking and eating,” said  Dr. Rangan.

Following the Consumer Reports 2014 study, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Center For A Livable Future conducted their own research, which was published in 2015. Their research estimated average exposure to 4-MEI and modeled the potential cancer burden owed to the ingredient. What they found was that between 44 and 58 percent of people over the age of 6 consumed at least one can of soda per day.

Their data showed that current average 4-MEI exposure from soft drinks poses a cancer risk that exceeds the accepted negligible risk of one extra case of cancer per one million people.

Senior study author, Keeve Nachman — also the director of the Food Production and Public Health Program at the center, and an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health — stated that their research indicated soft drink consumers were being exposed to an avoidable and unnecessary cancer risk thanks to an ingredient that is added for purely aesthetic purposes.

“This unnecessary exposure poses a threat to public health and raises questions about the continued use of caramel coloring in soda,” Nachman said.

Sources:

TheHeartySoul.com

FDA.gov

FoodNavigator-USA.com

OEHHA.CA.gov

ConsumerReports.org

Journals.PLOS.org

Hub.JHU.edu

Originally Published: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-02-21-horrifying-toxic-chemical-in-pepsi-known-to-cause-dna-breaking-fragmentation.html

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9/11 Conspiracy Author Phillip Marshall, His Dog and 2 Kids Found Dead in California

Phillip Marshall, a former airplane pilot and author whose works included the 2003 novel Lakefront Airport,”  – “False Flag 911: How Bush, Cheney and the Saudis Created the Post-911 World (08)” and The Big Bamboozle: 9/11 and the War on Terror,” a 2012 publication in which Marshall theorized it wasn’t al-Qaida but rather U.S. and Saudi government officials who orchestrated 9/11, was found dead along with his two children in their Murphrys-area home in California – 2013. Reports indicate all 3 died of gunshot wounds.

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Friends of Marshall’s kids, Alex 17 and Macaila 14, discovered the gruesome scene after showing up to check on them on Saturday after not having heard from them for numerous days.

 

The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office reported that both children as well as the family dog were shot once in the head with a handgun.

Marshall’s estranged wife and mother of the 2 kids was traveling abroad at the time of the shootings.

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Security Agency Officer Wayne Madsen says the 9/11 investigative author Philip Marshall and his children were killed in a “black ops hit” by the CIA, dismissing the suicide hypothesis. Marshall was afraid of being silenced for his revelations about 9/11, Madsen said, noting that a side door the investigator never used was wide open when his dead body was found.

Marshall believed the former US President George Bush had pulled off the 9/11 attack to foment a government coup. In his fourth book, he was supposed to disclose blockbuster information.

Press TV has conducted an interview with Dr. Kevin Barrett, an American author and political expert in Madison, Wisconsin, to further discuss the issue. Barrett is joined by Lee Kaplan, investigative journalist from Berkley.

Watch the video below:

This article was originally published in 2013 and is frequently updated

http://www.anonews.co/phillip-911-cons/




Thousands Of Dead Bees Wash Up On Florida Beach

South Florida beachgoers might not have expected to be stung by a bee in the surf, however, that’s exactly what’s been happening. In a rare occurrence, thousands of dead and dying bees have been washing up onto a popular beach in Naples, FL. Martha Duff, a Naples, FL resident told NBC Miami, “I’ve been stung a couple of times and at first, I didn’t know what it was and then I realized and then I had an allergic reaction.” Residents are confused and concerned asking questions like those posed by Duff: “Why are there bees? Where are they coming from? And why are they in a very specific area of the beach?” Some visitors to the area, local residents, as well as families with children are avoiding the beach due to concerns about bee stings, causing concern throughout the local community regarding the impact the unexpected event could have on tourism.

Local news station NBC2 reported that Naples City crews and facilities maintenance department were investigating the problem earlier this week in an effort to find answers to these questions. Reporters from NBC2 reached out to bee experts for an opinion on what might have caused this phenomenon. Local pesticide spraying could have forced the bees into the water though some have suggested that the swarm succumbed to exhaustion in transit over the ocean and simply dropped into the water.

 

However, the link between the use of certain pesticides and mass bee death is well-established, suggesting the blanket use of pesticides were to blame as pesticides are often sprayed overhead in Florida in significant amounts as part of the state’s mosquito control policy.

Great concern over the death of bees has arisen in recent years as bees are an essential component of many key ecosystems. Bees are responsible for a majority of pollination, which is essential to propagating nearly one-sixth of all flowering plant species world-wide. These plants account for approximately 400 different types of crops and other culinary plants. For instance, agricultural production relies on bees to pollinate broccoli, asparagus, melons, pumpkins, berries, nuts, apples and cherries just to name a few of the products which would cease to exist should bees disappear from the food chain.

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President Donald Trump has never had the flu shot… and never got the flu, either – coincidence?

trumpPresident Donald Trump says, “I don’t like the idea of injecting bad stuff into your body, which is basically what they do.” If you don’t know it by now, most people who get the flu are those injected with the flu vaccine, year after year after year.

The influenza vaccine insert tells you in plain writing that you should not get more than one vaccine in a lifetime, but who reads the vaccine insert and who cares about the warnings and side effects, right? You only read the ingredients on food and personal care products, and rely on medical doctors to inform you that the flu jab contains high levels of mercury, listed as thimerosal, plus formaldehyde (for embalming dead folks) and aluminum (the leading cause of Alzheimer’s).

Why would President Trump, a man who shakes more hands in a day than most people living on planet Earth, never get a flu shot, but somehow never get the flu? It’s simple: The flu shot is a huge scam that’s heavily marketed to every living American, including the elderly, pregnant women and babies just 6 months young.

You may think it’s tough to catch the U.S. government and the CDC telling boldfaced lies, but it’s not. The CDC blatantly lies to every American every year, saying that mercury has been removed from childhood vaccines, but the influenza vaccine (nicknamed the flu shot for good reason) is literally laced and loaded with mercury, some jabs containing up to 25,000 times the amount the EPA says is too much to consume from tap water or fish.

Imagine that. Not only are you severely overdosing yourself or your child with a known neurotoxin and brain-damaging chemical, but with a vaccine you are bypassing the normal bodily defense systems and filters, including the skin, the lungs and the digestive tract.

Flu vaccines are shot directly into muscle tissue, entering the blood and sometimes crossing the blood/brain barrier. Can you say autism spectrum disorder while ignoring this message?

In October of 2015, on Opie Radio, Trump was interviewed and stated the truth about the influenza vaccine. Listen for yourself here.

More damage rewards paid out by the vaccine industry for flu shot injuries and deaths than all other vaccines combined

Any way you slice it, President Donald J. Trump is a brilliant man. He defied all odds to win the presidency, and he stands up for truth and ethics, despite the false image the mass media has painted of him. He combines common sense, research and heartfelt care to make informed decisions about many topics. Trump has repeatedly aired his concerns about vaccine safety and how chemical ingredients can injure humans, whether those people are adults, children or infants. Too many shots too close together are simply bad news. Today, vaccines, including the flu vaccine, are the most devastating form of chemical violence in history.

Every three months, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) updates its data on the alarming statistics of humans suffering the dire health consequences of injecting mercury, formaldehyde and aluminum into their muscle tissue. The vast majority of vaccine injury cases settled, including for several deaths, are for the flu shot.

Why are so many American children allergic to peanuts and in need of EpiPens?

Have you ever wondered why hundreds of thousands of U.S. children are allergic to peanuts? A hundred years ago, peanut allergies were unheard of, yet today, as many as 2 million U.S. children are allergic to them. What changed? The flu shot.

The influenza vaccine is brewed in peanut oil that’s not listed as an ingredient because only “trace amounts” remain – not enough according to the FDA and CDC to harm people. Peanut oil has been used in vaccines since the 1960s, but because it doesn’t “show up” in the final vaccine product, the manufacturers are allowed to leave it off the package inserts.

Peanut oil is just one “growth medium” that vaccine manufacturers use to make vaccines, like egg embryo (protein) and casein (milk). This is what they use to make MMR and influenza vaccines. Are you having peanut oil injected into your child’s muscle tissue, then wondering why he/she goes into anaphylactic shock when a package of peanuts or peanut butter is opened anywhere in the room?

Peanut allergy has suddenly emerged as the number one cause of death from food reactions, and more pregnant women, children and infants are getting the flu shot than ever before in history. Coincidence?

Best way to avoid the flu and severe food allergies is to avoid the flu shot altogether

Mass hypersensitivity is a co-feature of modern chemical medicine, but it’s kept secret. This is the precise reason why many doctors in the early 1900s were dead set against vaccines; the advertised benefit was not worth the risk.

Foreign protein in the blood is a universal trigger for allergic reactions in all animals. Scientists know this to be fact. Food anaphylaxis is a violent reaction that requires an initial sensitization involving the injection of certain proteins, followed later by ingestion of that same food. Get it? You get the shot injected into your muscle tissue, causing an unnatural fight or flight immune reaction, then later you eat the food. Vaccines were first brewed in eggs, meat, milk and diphtheria proteins. Scientists began using peanut oil to brew vaccines in the 1960s.

Interested in avoiding the flu and preventing food allergies? Avoid the flu shot. You can build natural immunity to viruses by consuming oil of oregano, organic garlic and many other natural remedies.

Sources for this article include:

TruthWiki.org

NaturalNews.com

Reuters.com

DrPalevsky.com

VaccineImpact.com

Originally Posted:
http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-02-13-president-donald-trump-has-never-received-the-flu-shot.html




New video details how Amazon.com SPIES on your most private thoughts, fetishes and conversations

Amazon.com isn’t merely a massive retailer; it’s also a dangerous spy machine that collects detailed profiles of your most private thoughts, fetishes, and conversations.

Every Amazon.com device you use is actually a surveillance collection interface that’s translating your thoughts, beliefs, and conversations into a “psychological profile” database at Amazon.com servers. For example:

* Amazon ECHO devices constantly listen to your most private conversations and process your voice by uploading segments of audio to Amazon.com servers. Law enforcement agencies have already sought to use audio recordings from ECHO devices to incriminate individuals for words they uttered in their own private homes. Owning an Amazon ECHO device is like planting a law enforcement bug in your own home… that YOU pay for!

* Kindle devices record what books and authors you read, including which text passages you highlight in those books. This can be used to expand a psychological profile of your beliefs, preferences and even fetishes.

* Amazon FIRE devices can hear your voice and upload recordings to Amazon servers. They also track and record all your preferences in films, television shows, viewing times and title ratings.

* The Amazon.com website builds a psychological profile of your interests and demographics based on your purchase history. This is used to promote “suggested” products while a psychological profile of you is accumulated on Amazon’s servers.

* Every Amazon service is collecting data about your likes and dislikes, including Amazon MUSIC. It is the combination of all these data sets that is astoundingly dangerous because it “profiles” your mind without your consent.

Watch the mini-documentary below for a deeper explanation of how Amazon.com is now your Big Brother. Stay up to date on privacy news at PrivacyWatch.news and PoliceState.news

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#NotYourCountry

NotYourCountryThe immigration ban is one of Trumps most popular orders so far since becoming President of the United States. This logo is based on the approval percentages in polling according to Politico. 55% Approval, 38% disapproval, and 8% have no idea what is going on or have no opinion. 

This country is being ruined with political correctness and living in fear of offending someone. Stop the nonsense. In order to take back this country (which is what President Trump is trying to do), we have to open our mouths, use our voices and speak up.

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“Abortion quotas” set for clinics by Planned Parenthood; “salespeople” rewarded with pizza parties when abortion goals achieved

The sickening, murderous practices of the abortion industry are increasingly being exposed by investigative journalists across the independent media, and what they’re uncovering is beyond unethical… it’s grotesque… even Stalinesque in its evil.

Today, Life Site News has gone public with an investigation that discovered Planned Parenthood is pushing abortion quotas onto clinics, turning workers there into “salespeople” who are rewarded with pizza parties when they meet their abortion quota goals. (Yeah. It’s beyond sick.)

This is just the latest in a jaw-dropping series of alarming revelations about the nefarious activities of Planned Parenthood and the “murder agenda” of the abortion industry. In previous investigations, Life Site News has unveiled how Planned Parenthood abortion centers harvest the organs of partially-born infants, murdering them in the process.

Life Site News is unquestionably the leading investigative source exposing the truth about the abortion industry today. That’s why they’re under constant attack by the pro-abortion liberal media, of course, which incessantly and deliberately lies about Planned Parenthood’s real agenda. I strongly recommend you not only follow their website but even consider donating to their cause.

Follow more news about the abortion industry at our sister site, Abortions.news. Be sure to check Censored.news every few hours for breaking news headlines that are censored by the liberal media, and use GoodGopher.com as your search engine of choice (it searches thousands of independent media websites).

My own podcast on Planned Parenthood is found here, and the original Life Site News article is below:

What follows below is the original full story from Life Site News:

EXPOSED: Planned Parenthood sets ‘abortion quotas’, rewards clinics with pizza parties

February 7, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – The latest video in Live Action’s new investigative series of Planned Parenthood reveals the company rewards its centers with pizza parties for meeting abortion sales quotas – and institutes a “corrective action plan” when they don’t.

“Every center had a goal for how many abortions were done,” Sue Thayer, a former Planned Parenthood manager, explains in the video. “And centers that didn’t do abortions like mine that were family planning clinics had a goal for the number of abortion referrals.

“And it was on this big grid, and if we hit our goal, our line was green. If we were five percent under, it was yellow. If we were 10 percent under, it was red. That’s when we needed to have a corrective action plan – why we didn’t hit the goal, what we’re gonna do differently next time.”

This video, “Planned Parenthood’s Abortion Quotas,” is the fourth in Live Action’s series “Abortion Corporation.” The series has shown Planned Parenthood employees admitting its name is “deceptive” because they don’t promote parenting.

“Ultrasounds for Killing, Not Care at Planned Parenthood” and the accompanying testimony “Planned Parenthood Managers: Ultrasounds for Abortions, Not Care” highlight how Planned Parenthood will only do ultrasounds as part of an abortion – not for women who want to keep their babies. “The Prenatal Care Deception” shows Planned Parenthoods nationwide denying women prenatal care because they “specialize” in abortions.

“I felt like I was more of a salesman sometimes, to sell abortions,” former Planned Parenthood nurse Marianne Anderson says in the video. “And we were told on a regular basis that, ‘You have a quota to meet to keep this clinic open.’”

She said the focus of her job seemed to be selling abortions rather than “treating people.”

“I trained my staff the way that I was trained, which was to really encourage women to choose abortion, to have it at Planned Parenthood because that counts as – you know, towards our goal,” said Thayer, who previously ran a Storm Lake, Iowa, Planned Parenthood.

She said Planned Parenthood would convince women that abortion was their best choice if they couldn’t afford to pay for their initial clinic visit right away.

According to Thayer, they would say, “If you can’t pay 10 dollars today, how are you gonna take care of a baby? Have you priced diapers? Do you know how much it costs to buy a car seat? … Don’t you think your smartest choice is termination?”

In addition to pizza parties, employees could be rewarded for meeting abortion quotas with paid time off or a “clinic manager of the month” award. The latter meant lunch with upper management.

“Planned Parenthood doesn’t have quotas for adoptions. It doesn’t have quotas for prenatal care. But quotas for abortions? Absolutely,” said Lila Rose, president and founder of Live Action. “Planned Parenthood makes a profit off women in the midst of their most difficult experiences and incentivizes its staff to take the lives of children in the womb with pizza parties, paid time off, and lunches with upper management. It’s time to redirect our tax money toward local health clinics that actually provide real care to women, instead of to Planned Parenthood, a corporation focused on upping its abortion numbers.”

Rose predicted Planned Parenthood would deny these findings, noting that it claimed it had retrained thousands of employees to identify sex trafficking after Live Action caught its workers helping people posing as pimps. Former Sherman, Texas, Planned Parenthood manager Ramona Treviño disclosed that this “retraining” was actually a way in which the abortion giant tried to teach staff to recognize undercover journalists.

One of President Trump’s pro-life promises during his campaign was that he will defund Planned Parenthood as long as it continues to commit abortions. Congress is on the brink of passing a bill to redirect the half a billion taxpayer dollars Planned Parenthood receives to women’s healthcare centers that don’t kill pre-born humans.

Live Action is spending $500,000 to share these video exposés with the public.

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Media’s totally false narrative about refugees demolished by simple visual demonstration involving GUM BALLS (video)

refugeesVia Mac Slavo at SHTFplan.com, here comes one of the most compelling videos you’ll ever see that demolishes the false liberal narrative about refugees and immigration.

Read the intro here and watch the video below. Via SHTFplan.com:

The most oft-cited reason by opponents of President Trump’s immigration policies for why America should open its borders to the millions of impoverished and persecuted individuals around the world often center around humanitarian reasons. As a rich country with plenty of land mass, we should be able to take in anyone and everyone who may be in need, right?

While that notion, like Marx-Engels’ ideas for taking from those who have the ability and giving to those who need, may seem great on paper, successfully implementing such policies in the real world is starkly different.

According to Census Bureau statistics, some 1.3 million foreign-born individuals legally immigrated to the United States in 2014. That figure doesn’t include the nearly one million immigrants that enter the country illegally each year. Those who support open border immigration have said that we need to take in, even more, people.

But according to journalist Roy Beck, taking in one million people per year makes almost no difference in the grand scheme of things because for every million we bring into the United States, another 80 million people yearly are born into countries with extreme levels of poverty, violence or war. According to Beck, even opening our borders to five million more people per year would do nothing to stem the real problems.

In what is one of the most viewed immigration policy videos on the internet from Numbers USA, Beck ingeniously utilizes gumballs to demonstrate why open borders simply will not work. As well, he provides a seemingly novel solution that has for decades fallen on deaf ears:

We never get ahead of what’s happening in these countries… Don’t you see? Immigration can never be an effective or significant way to deal with the suffering people of the world… they have to be helped where they live…

99.9% of them will never be able to immigrate to a rich country… there is no hope for that… they have to bloom where they’re planted… the only place that 99.9% of these people can be helped is where they live… let’s help them there.

In short: taking in millions of immigrants doesn’t even make a dent.

So for those utilizing immigration as justification for violent protests and kinetic civil war, or for those who follow such narratives blindly based strictly on emotions that are devoid of any rational thought, we encourage you to consider the reality of bringing in millions of immigrants from impoverished countries.

And don’t just consider the non-effect of such policies as they relate to the global humanitarian situation, but consider the implications this has on America’s resources, as well as our citizens, who will be burdened with heavy taxation to cover the costs.

Even if we went by the most radical proposals in Washington, which are to actually double our immigration to two million year… which would totally overwhelm our physical, natural and social infrastructures, we couldn’t even make a visible difference.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Originally Published: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-02-06-medias-totally-false-narrative-about-refugees-demolished-by-simple-visual-demonstration-involving-gumballs-video.html




Scientist develops biodegradable, edible non-plastic bags to halt the continued plastic pollution of the world

One country that has been making a concerted effort to reduce plastic waste is India. A ban on disposable plastics is set to go into effect in the Delhi region this year, outlawing the use of produce bags, cutlery and other disposable plastics, and many cities already ban plastic bags. It is therefore not surprising that one of the more innovative approaches to the fight against plastic is coming out of India.

In fact, it was a solution to the problems posed by this type of legislation that inspired Ashwath Hegde’s novel solution. Hegde noticed that many Indians were struggling to find a new way to bring their groceries home after the ban made traditional produce bags illegal. He said that many people cannot afford a reusable bag to carry their purchases, so he wanted to find an answer that would be both affordable and sustainable.

The trick was finding a material that would mimic plastic’s strength and flexibility while still being completely biodegradable and organic. He found success by mixing vegetable oil derivatives with natural starch, tapioca, potato and banana. The raw materials are converted to a liquid and then must undergo six more steps before becoming bags that have the look and feel of plastic without any of the negative effects on the environment such bags bring. Even the paint that is used to print on the bags is organic and natural.

Hegde’s EnviGreen bags degrade naturally in just 180 days, but they will disappear in just one day if they are placed in water at room temperature; they can dissolve in boiling water in just 15 seconds. They pose no danger to plants, animals or the environment, and they contain no conventional plastics.

However, the most interesting quality these bags possess is the fact that they are completely edible. While you might not want to serve them to guests for dinner, animals that encounter them in the environment can eat them without suffering any adverse effects. A number of tests have proven their safety and biodegradability, and Hegde drove the point home by dropping one of his EnviGreen bags into boiling water and then drinking it in an interview with the press. (RELATED: Find more news about natural solutions at Natural.News)

Plastic bags are polluting our oceans and killing animals

If these bags can be made and distributed on a wide scale, it could make a big difference to the ongoing problems caused by plastic bags. Many people use traditional plastic bags without giving a second thought to just how significant the damage they cause really is. (RELATED: Read more news about protecting the environment at ENVIRO.news)

It is estimated that 100,000 sea turtles and other types of marine life meet an untimely death each year as a direct result of of plastic bags, either because they are strangled by them or because they ingest them. More than 700 species are now endangered thanks to plastic waste, and nine out of 10 sea birds have plastic in their stomachs. Without safe, clean water to drink, more animals will die as pollution continues to increase.

Problem is widespread and growing

The world currently uses more than 100 billion single-use plastic bags each year, and the majority of them wind up in our oceans. It takes an incredible 100 million barrels of oil to make the plastic bags used around the world each year. Our oceans are currently home to 270 million tons of plastic, which is joined by an additional 8.8 million tons of plastic waste every year.

Hegde’s bags are already being sold in Abu Dhabi and Qatar, and they are expected to hit the Indian market this year. The plastic material is being used to make not only grocery bags but also garbage bags, packaging films and laundry bags. Mainstream adoption of safe solutions like these bags could well help our planet win the war against plastic.

Sources include:

OneGreenPlanet.org

NaturalNews.com

EnviGreen.in

Originally Posted: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-02-04-plastic-bags-biodegradable-edible-invention-science-pollution.html
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