"Food distributor Sysco Corp said on Friday that a record U.S. outbreak of avian flu would limit its supply of eggs and chickens that lay them for nine to 18 months, based on information provided to the company by its suppliers. Sysco is the biggest U.S. food distributor, whose clients include restaurants, hotels and hospitals. The company is discussing options with its customers, including creating alternative menu items during the period, a Sysco spokesman said in an email."
(Sgt Trainer: Get your laying hens now.)
"So many threats, so little time, and for some the threats may seem overwhelming. However, keep in mind that ever since humans first appeared on this earth there were threats. Without threats and without fear however, humans would not have progressed. It was the fear of four legged predators that forced early humans to develop weapons to counter the threat. Humans progressed, and then became an apex predator instead of prey. It was fear of the dark, of storms and fear of the cold that led early humans to build better shelters, and more permanent ones. Fear of starvation forced humans to learn agriculture, so instead of traveling to where the food was growing wild, humans learned to grow it where they were living. The nomadic tribes learned to settle in villages and change their environment out of fear. Early humans adapted, overcame, and conquered their environment in large part, but they also realized that nature was not to be toyed with. There was a natural order to things, early humans studied it, worked with it and progressed forward alongside it."
"Everyone wants to live free, but few actually walk the walk and stand up for their rights. Of course, the state has created the perception that you are required to get permits and licenses and official approval to travel or build a home and many other activities that have been established as individual rights by common law and historic precedence. Most people just bow to the demands of offices, courts and officers either in ignorance of the law’s true requirements, or to go along, and get along in an orderly and convenient fashion. Tom Hyland isn’t most people. He tells his story of arming himself with the knowledge of state and federal codes and asserting his rights to be free."
"Recently, this article in the Huffington Post was published warning us about the ravages of skin cancer, the sun, tanning beds and modern treatments. The article’s intent appears to show the world the harsh reality of skin cancer treatment, the harm of the sun and the use of tanning beds. Skin cancer can definitely be very brutal. But is the sun or the tanning bed really to blame? If not, what really is the cause of the skin cancer epidemic? The most common form of cancer in the world today according to WEBMD is non melanoma skin cancer. Skin cancer rates have skyrocketed and are literally almost out of control. The mostly widely known solution in our modern era is to wear lots of sunscreen, takes immune suppressing drugs, and get laser or burn treatments. Unfortunately, the Western treatments option never address the root of the issue. Due to this, the sun has gotten a massive amount of blame. But, again, is the sun or even UV rays to blame?"
"Just 3 miles from the catastrophic BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a Louisiana company is seeking to unlock the same oil and natural gas that turned into a deadly disaster. Drilling has begun in the closest work yet to the Macondo well, which blew wild on April 20, 2010, killing 11 people and fouling the Gulf with as much as 172 million gallons of crude in the nation's worst oil spill. Federal regulators gave their blessing last month to LLOG Exploration Offshore LLC. to drill the first new well in the same footprint where BP was digging before."
(Sgt Trainer: The below image shows the size of the 2010 disaster in 2010. Not from the above article. And they want to chance it again?)
"There is some good news for the chocolate lovers out there: a new study carried out by researchers from Northern Arizona University reveals that the intake of dark chocolate with at least 60 percent cacao could be the key to improving attention and alertness and get you through the afternoon slump. “Chocolate is indeed a stimulant and it activates the brain in a really special way,” said Dr. Larry Stevens, a professor of psychological sciences at Northern Arizona University. “It can increase brain characteristics of attention, and it also significantly affects blood pressure levels.”
"There is so much spiritual information floating around of varying quality, and for people who are just starting to awaken and connect with the spiritual aspects of life, it can be a challenge to discern the true gems from the trash. I decided to compile some tips I have pieced together in relation to seeking external information and mentoring along my journey, and share it here today in hopes it helps others on their path to navigate the ‘spiritual minefield’. Of course there are many fantastic teachers and teachings out there… finding them is all about discernment."
"While Goldman gives the following explicit warning in all of its public research pieces: “Our asset management area, our proprietary trading desks and investing businesses may make investment decisions that are inconsistent with the recommendations or views expressed in this research”, the reality is that in recent months Goldman’s chief equity strategist David Kostin has been getting increasingly “toppish” if not outright bearish on stocks. In his latest report he now openly warns that “the market will rise to 2150 by mid-year but fade after the Fed raises interest rates in September for the first time in nine years.” As a result Goldman’s “year-end forecast is 2100 and its 12-month target equals 2125.” Which is where the S&P 500 closed on Friday. In other words, sell in May and come back until next May. Here is what else Goldman is telling its buyside clients:"
"When I used to work in the city, my office location was not in the best area of town. Frequently, there were questionable people walking around. At the time, there had been an increase of violent crimes and some vehicles had been carjacked in the area. Needless to say, I did not want to be the next victim. As an added safety measure, I walked with a group out to my car and always had my keys ready. I was lucky to never be a victim of such heinous crimes, but I was always on the lookout. Little did I know criminals use multiple ploys to get their victims out of the car. I believe there are ways to prepare for this type of personal crises and it all starts with good old-fashioned common sense and avoidance."
(Sgt Trainer: The article continues by also providing information about how fast victims can be sized up and what the criminals look for in selecting their victim. I strongly recommend you read the entire article, at the link in the title.)
"So let me see if I get this right. Cops have, for decades, embraced this “thin blue line” where they actively abuse certain suspects, harass, detain and arrest people without any sort of probable cause, fabricate evidence (such as having “drop guns” to plant on someone who doesn’t have one or “convenient” narcotics when they can’t find any that the suspect actually has), lie about how they collected evidence (which got a drug case thrown out down here in Florida not long ago), beat non-resisting suspects for grins and giggles, shoot people without legal justification and worst of all, cover up the acts of others in the department that they know damn well are unlawful."
"“In a democratic society,” observed Oakland police chief Sean Whent, “people have a say in how they are policed.” Unfortunately, if you can be kicked, punched, tasered, shot, intimidated, harassed, stripped, searched, brutalized, terrorized, wrongfully arrested, and even killed by a police officer, and that officer is never held accountable for violating your rights and his oath of office to serve and protect, never forced to make amends, never told that what he did was wrong, and never made to change his modus operandi, then you don’t live in a constitutional republic. You live in a police state. It doesn’t even matter that “crime is at historic lows and most cities are safer than they have been in generations, for residents and officers alike,” as the New York Times reports. What matters is whether you’re going to make it through a police confrontation alive and with your health and freedoms intact. For a growing number of Americans, those confrontations do not end well."
"In North Dakota’s oil boomtowns, rape, sex trafficking, and domestic violence rates are spiking, with American Indian women suffering the most. Now tribes along the Keystone XL pipeline route worry that the violence could be headed their way—and tribal police may be unable to stop it."
"In the recent past, I have documented how Jade Helm is, in some measure, about gun control and the use of foreign troops to enforce martial law. As if this is not offensive enough to the American people, these two factors, when combined, add up to the fact that the United States is creating a World Police Force."
"With the Pentagon admitting that they are preparing for the breakdown of society as shared in the 1st video below, Americans all across the country have been sending pictures and videos to All News Pipeline of military preparation and convoys that they are seeing in their own home towns and highways, including the picture seen above of more active denial systems in Texas and the 1st screenshot below of a Facebook post sent to ANP that shows a massive Swedish tank rolling through South Texas. At the bottom of the story is embedded DoD document 3025.21 which totally explains why the DoD is so involved in America now; they are preparing for the collapse of our society. Begin at page 25 and read to 42 before coming back to page 1. It all makes sense now, doesn't it?"
"Even if it didn’t deal with a topic of such surpassing importance, I would encourage everyone to read Altered Genes, Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public just on the basis of power of the logic and the clarity of the writing on display. Reading it, I felt privileged to be in the company of a man of such a rare combination of intellect and principle. Author Steven M. Druker, a public interest lawyer, builds his case in support of the book’s extended title systematically, chapter by chapter, until he has constructed an edifice of persuasion as solid as an Egyptian pyramid."
"We live in a society whose health care system places too much emphasis on pills and prescriptions to treat an illness, rather than preventive measures that could stop the disease from happening in the first place. A group of doctors, writing in the British Medical Journal, are urging other doctors to stop the “over-treating” epidemic — which often leads to patients being prescribed too many meds that won’t help them. In their editorial, the authors write: “The idea that some medical procedures are unnecessary and can do more harm than good is as old as medicine itself.” Indeed, over-diagnosis, and often a desire to make money, has led many doctors to over-prescribe medication. Unnecessary tests and treatments, while they may appear helpful, are often nothing but money-makers for the hospital and increase a patient’s anxiety (after which anxiety is treated with more pills — a vicious cycle)."
"No food ingredient divides opinion and generates controversy quite like the artificial sweetener aspartame. Found in more than 6,000 products worldwide, the additive has been consumed by hundreds of millions of people over the past 30 years in fizzy drinks, low-calorie yoghurts, chewing gums and medicines. Supporters and food regulators say it is the safest and most thoroughly tested sweetener on the planet. But critics — particularly those in the U.S. — disagree. They claim there is compelling evidence linking aspartame to a catalogue of ailments including headaches, blurred vision, depression, seizures, birth defects and even brain tumours and cancer."
"Remember that Splenda is also termed Sucralose. Read about that in Dr. Mercola's Sweet Deception, and other sites such as http://www.holisticmed.com/splendaresearch (ed. unfortunately this webpage no longer exists). Here is that sad list of adverse effects and an important summary from holistic med."