"Odds are, the average person knows they have a lymphatic system, and that’s about it. You can’t blame them too much; the lymphatic system is complicated. It runs throughout the body, working side-by-side with the circulatory system, spanning various nodes, organs, and vessels in the body. If your lymphatic system isn’t working properly, it is unable to drain excess toxins and fluids from the body, causing problems such as swollen limbs, tonsillitis, lymphatic cancer, and other conditions. A working lymphatic system balances the body’s fluids, absorbs fat into your system, and helps your body’s immunological defense. Obviously, it is important to keep it in tip-top shape. When your blood travels throughout your body, it releases fluid from the capillaries. This fluid, called interstitial fluid, provides nutrients and oxygen for the tissues as it flows throughout the body. In response to this generosity, the cells throw their garbage and waste products out for the interstitial fluid to pick up on its way back to the bloodstream. Luckily the interstitial fluid doesn’t mind this treatment and carries this waste back home to the capillaries where 90% of it is reabsorbed. The remaining 10% contains particles too large to pass through the capillary walls, so the lymph system swoops in and sucks it up. With the transfer to a new system in the body, the fluid also gets a name change. Now called lymph, this fluid filters through the lymph nodes and finishes its odyssey back where it started – in the bloodstream. This process is critical, as the pile-up of waste in the cells can kill them. Without a flowing lymph system, fluid builds up and the body is unable get rid of waste. The waste and fluid itself can cause tissues in the body to swell and can lead to cancer, painfully enlarged organs, or infections throughout the body."
"The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday slammed the use of the horizontal gaze nystagmus (HGN) test commonly given on the side of the road to motorists suspected of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol. The court made the point in reversing the conviction of William J. Molitor, a driver who showed few signs of intoxication and was only given a breath test after he failed the controversial eye test. Nystagmus is the abnormal and involuntary jerking of the eyeballs as they track an object to the extreme range of their motion. The jerking movement tends to occur earlier for those who are either intoxicated or suffer from a number of different ailments. Police officers usually test for this by asking suspects to follow the motion of a penlight with their eyes."
"The best-case scenario is to have a survival bag packed with all the essentials needed for survival in any situation. However, you may only have what items you can scavenge from your surroundings in which to use for survival. You may have to go in search of items that can help you survive, so when you do come upon something, do you know what it can be used for to help you survive."
"The current measles outbreak and measles vaccines are a hot topic of debate raging in both the mainstream and alternative media. However, it would appear that the mainstream media’s reporting on this issue is leaving out some very important facts that for some reason they do not seem to want to report. Given the severity of the issue and the current rhetoric, which includes some in the mainstream media calling for criminal prosecution and incarceration of parents who refuse the measles vaccine, it is very important that all the facts involving the measles vaccine are revealed to the public. Unfortunately, one topic in the discussion about measles vaccines that the mainstream media is completely ignoring is the fact that whistleblowers have come forward to reveal massive fraud connected with the current measles vaccine."
"Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson released a statement Tuesday night saying that any “politically charged amendments” in the DHS funding bill “that attempt to defund our executive actions on immigration reform” would result in consequences. Johnson warns that if DHS were to be funded by a short-term funding bill known as a “continuing resolution,” the department would not be able to fund “new non-disaster grants to state, local and tribal governments, law enforcement, emergency response officials and fire departments.” Secretary Johnson said that some state, local and tribal government activities, including counter-terrorism equipment and gear in major metropolitan cities, would be cut the department runs on a short-term funding bill. During his visit to Capitol Hill Tuesday he told reporters, “We’re in trying times right now, and we need a clean appropriations bill for Homeland Security.” “I’m here to talk to any senators on both sides of the aisle who are willing to listen to me and engage in a discussion about getting what we need for the budget for Homeland Security for this nation,” he continued. According to Sheriff Justin Smith of Larimer County, Colorado, his office received a letter about the funding bill from Sec. Johnson that Smith considered to be a “veiled threat.” Smith says that the letter was “addressed to all police chiefs and sheriffs around the country.” Smith wrote on his Facebook page, “His letter made it clear that if Congress didn’t send President Obama the DHS funding bill that he wanted (rubberstamping the president’s executive amnesty), local and state public safety agencies would not receive federal grants they were counting on because the president would veto the DHS funding bill.” “Let me get this straight – the president believes he has the authority to nullify federal laws that don’t serve his personal agenda, but if Congress dares to exercise it’s responsibility of controlling the purse strings, he will willingly hold public safety grants hostage just to get his way?” “Mr. President, you don’t have to love the Congress we elected, but you do have to respect their role as established under the Constitution -and Mr. Johnson, please show some integrity and stop with the threats. Sheriffs don’t take kindly to them.”
"A three-judge panel of the California First District Court of Appeal unanimously decided in December that a state policy allowing that―authorized by voter passage of Proposition 69 in 2004 and effective as of 2009―violated the California Constitution. “The California DNA Act intrudes too quickly and too deeply into the privacy interests of arrestees,” Presiding Justice J. Anthony Kline wrote."
"And I thought the story of a nine-year-old kid getting suspended for bringing his magical hobbit one ring to school and saying he could make another kid disappear because that’s a terroristic threat was the dumbest story I had heard come out of a public school this week. When that happened I had to ask, “How much more pathetic do public schools in America have to GET before they just start imploding from the sheer level of STUPID?” Well, now this has happened, so please add “horrible” to the list alongside stupid."
"The economic climate has a lot of people scrambling to stock up on food right now. Add to an uncertain job market the food shortage caused by extreme weather conditions across the country, and we could be looking at a perfect storm on the horizon. Do you read about people’s giant stockpiles of food and wonder, “Where the heck do they find those giant 50 pound bags of grains?” or “How on earth do they afford that extra food on top of the high cost of their day-to-day groceries?” My inbox has been flooded lately with people looking for ways to rapidly expand their food storage supplies. I wrote about building a 30-day food supply quickly, but honestly, that article is for absolute beginners with no stockpile whatsoever. If you’re working on building a serious, long-term food supply, it’s going to be a lot more cost effective to purchase bulk quantities of high-quality staples. A lot of us are looking for reliable sources of organic food. The grocery store is not your best bet. Most of the time, they don’t sell in the quantities we’re seeking, and often the quality is low. I personally use Amazon to build my grain stockpile, because it gives me access to a wide range of vendors, many of whom offer free shipping. Below, I’ll list a few of the items that I personally purchase on a regular basis to add to my pantry."
"As anti-gun politicians continue to stumble down their unconstitutional path toward the banning of guns, one gun rights activists may have just stopped them in their tracks. After declaring that Texas legislators are openly against “constitutional carry” and actively seeking to bring about legislation to infringe upon the Second Amendment, he simply points out that “treason is punishable by death.” The message was brought about by Open Carry Tarrant County leader Kory Watkins, who explains that lawmakers are simply taking advantage of their constituents. As Americans continue to keep quiet, it’s only a matter of time before their rights are stripped away on account of it being too late."
"With the ECB now shutting off direct funds to Greece, today one of the greats in the business warned King World News that all hell is now breaking loose in Europe. He also warned that the situation is spiraling out of control and deteriorating quite rapidly. Eric King: “The ECB has now shut off direct funds to Greece. The ECB is now playing hardball with the Greek negotiators.”
"While PETA insists it only euthanizes animals too sick to heal, new numbers present an uncomfortable trend. This year, 88% of dogs and cats under the group’s care were poisoned and disposed of, though the number may be even higher. It may seem incompatible for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals to, in fact, kill animals. A decade ago, the practice was common under the pretext to free up space in overcrowded and underfunded shelters. But in recent years, a “no kill” movement has spread through the world of animal rescue. Many no-kill shelters have adoption rates of over 90%. PETA, one of the most high-profile animal rights groups in the country, has failed to adopt this mantra."
"Boston bombing, Charlie Hebdo and Sandy Hook would never have stood a chance against a vigilant press but for abdicating its responsibility to the public. William Shanley's suit against the media over Sandy Hook may be the most important ever lodged--and might be the reason he is now missing."
"In a catastrophic event, most people fail to do the one thing that would save their life, says Michael Bond. At seven o’clock in the evening of 27 September 1994, the cruise ferry MS Estonia left Tallin with 989 people on board, heading for Stockholm through the Baltic Sea. It never got there. Six hours into the journey, pushing through a force nine gale, the bow door broke open and the ferry started taking on water. Within an hour it had sunk, taking with it 852 of its passengers and crew. Even given the speed of tragedy, the stormy sea and the length of time it took rescuers to arrive (a full-scale emergency was only declared half an hour after the sinking), survival experts were astonished at the high death toll. It appears that many people drowned because they did nothing to save themselves. “A number of people… seem to have been incapable of rational thought or behaviour because of their fear,” concluded the official report into the accident. “Others appeared petrified and could not be forced to move. Some panicking, apathetic and shocked people were beyond reach and did not react when other passengers tried to guide them, not even when they used force or shouted at them.”
(Sgt Trainer: Must read!)
"You're sick, you're blowing your nose into a tissue, and then...you look, right? Isn't green mucus supposed to mean something? Actually, your snot can come in a rainbow of colors, with a progression from white to yellow to green as your body fights infection. Doctors used to say that green mucus indicates a bacterial infection that can respond to antibiotics, but that actually isn't true—it really just means that your immune system has been fighting something (often a virus) for a couple days. The green color comes from a protein in the guts of the courageous white blood cells that sacrifice themselves on the field of battle (aka your nose). If you're curious about the other colors, this chart from the Cleveland Clinic gives the rundown on the rainbow: pink or red indicates blood, brown is usually just dirt, and true black mucus can indicate a rare fungal infection."
"The Baltic Dry Index (BDI) is used by economists and stock traders alike as a leading economic indicator because it predicts future economic activity. The index tracks in US dollars and measures global supply and demand for commodity shipments among bulk carriers including raw materials like lumber, coal, metallic ores, and grains. What makes this particular measurement so distinct from others, according to economic Howard Simmons, is that the BDI “is totally devoid of speculative content” because “people don’t book freighters unless they have cargo to move.” When cargo is moving the price to move that cargo rises. During the boom-times of the mid 2000′s the Baltic Dry Index hit historical record highs of over $8000 for charter higher rates. It promptly collapsed under $1000 into mid-2008, just ahead of the stock market crash. What you’re about to see may shock you if you’re of the opinion that an economic recovery has taken hold. Not only has the index lost 90% of its value in the last several months, but according to Zero Hedge it is just a day or two away from its all-time record lows. Where is the global economy headed in the next few months? If The Baltic Dry Index is any guide, it’s about to implode."
"A San Antonio police officer, who held his wife and children hostage with a gun will keep his peace officer’s license. After being on paid vacation for the last year and a half, Daniel Lopez, 44, just got some great news. A plea deal he reached with the District Attorney’s office states that Lopez’ original charges of first-degree felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of deadly conduct, will be reduced and he’ll get to remain a cop. Family members, most likely scared of retaliation from this maniac, changed their stories at the last minute allowing for Bexar County First Assistant District Attorney Woodrow Halstead to reduce the charges to one count of disorderly conduct. The original charges brought against Lopez were for an incident that happened in July of 2013. Lopez was arrested following a dispute inside his home in which he held his wife and children hostage in a standoff with police. If a regular citizen would have been involved in an armed standoff with police and made it out alive, what their family said or didn’t say, would be irrelevant. They would be placed under the jail."