Friday, September 30, 2016

Politically correct societies encourage Nazi-like oppression, complete with acts of violence

Image: Politically correct societies encourage Nazi-like oppression, complete with acts of violence
An explosive new video produced by the editor and founder of the popular alternative health site Natural News lays bare both the origins of the modern “political correctness” movement and how it causing irreversible damage to our free society.
Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, begins his new video by noting how Adolph Hitler managed to rise to power in Nazi Germany and give rise to the Third Reich using language control, which forms the bedrock of politically correct speech.
“At it’s core, political correctness is a form of socially enforced thought control, through language control,” Adams – who is also creator of – said. “It is a clamping down of freedom of expression to force the mass consensus obedience to a given political narrative that conforms to the aims of the global elite” or the elite of any particular society at the time.
Adams says that today, radical “progressives” with the same fanaticism that Hitler demonstrated are using similar intolerant obedience strategies to force their version of society onto the public. In the process liberty, freedom and constitutionalism are being usurped and destroyed.
Political correctness is all about shaming people into compliance, using heavy social pressures like mocking and embarrassment, as well as other tools. In some cases physical violence is employed, for example when Hitler’s “Brownshirts” attacked and beat ordinary German citizens who opposed the Nazi Party. Or, as a more modern example, when today’s university students cajole, shout at and even attack professors and other students when they don’t bend to the fanatical demands.
Like in 1930s Germany, today’s PC movement is leading to the death of freedom of speech, expression and association, the diversity of which is vital to the survival of a democratic society. That this is happening on college and university campuses is especially troubling, given that institutions of higher learning in America have traditionally been fertile ground for all ideas, ideals and viewpoints.
Not anymore.
“Political correctness is an insidious form of what you might call mandatory mental servitude to an agenda or a set of ideas,” Adams noted further in the video (below). He added that those ideas are usually rooted in falsehoods or mythologies.
In the end, all there can be is tyranny – just like that which Hitler created.
Adams, in a column related to the video, pointed out that the Nazi Party was also known as the National Socialist Party, and was not “far-right” as many academics and media attempt to portray it. While Hitler’s nationalism can be said to be right-leaning, his government was premised more on an “extreme rendition of corporate-government fascism, a powerful centralized socialist government, and the kind of strict demands for cultural obedience that we [frequently] see from the extreme left.
Watch the video presentation below:


Wheat crops soaked with glyphosate weedkiller before harvest... Are you eating 'cancer bread'?Glyphosate

by Sarah Landers

(NaturalNews) Glyphosate, a toxic chemical found in popular weedkiller Roundup, is classed by the World Health Organization as a probable carcinogen. Roundup is commonly used across America in gardens, public parks and for agriculture – but studies have found that one of its ingredients – glyphosate – is dangerous to human health.
According to Ecowatch, glyphosate has been found to be toxic to human cells and associated with numerous diseases and health problems – from Alzheimer's disease to birth defects and a range of cancers. Yet, despite concerns over exposure to this chemical and studies revealing that glyphosate is present in food and even water – glyphosate is often sprayed on crops just before their harvest.

What is glyphosate?

Glyphosate is a herbicide that is sprayed on crops to reduce the number of undesirable weeds that grow in agricultural fields, as stated by the National Pesticide Information Center. It is non-selective, meaning it is toxic to most plants. Glyphosate is therefore mostly used in combination with Genetically Engineered crops (GE crops) that have been designed to be resistant to this powerful chemical – such as GE corn and wheat.

Roundup is manufactured by giant agribusiness Monsanto, which also produces GE seeds that are able to withstand glyphosate exposure. suggests that 88 percent of corn grown in the U.S. is GE, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and that the U.S. market is completely saturated with GE crops.

How does it affect health?

Our DNA is a complex and sensitive thing, composed of nucleic acid which is made up of adenine, cytosine, guanine and thymine. As reported by, a scientific study of agricultural workers in Brazil who have been exposed to glyphosate showed that they have suffered both DNA damage and elevated levels of cell death as a result.

According to Ecowatch a study of children suffering with brain cancer revealed that if either parent had been exposed to Roundup in the two years before the child's birth, the chances of that child developing brain cancer doubled. Meanwhile, an animal study of glyphosate exposure shows that glyphosate induces breast cancer cell growth by affecting estrogen receptors, leading to mammary tumors.

A survey of a farming community of 65,000 people in Argentina that is regularly utilizing Roundup, has revealed that cancer rates are two to four times higher than the national average, in particular with relation to breast, prostate and lung cancers.

The state of California has recently moved to classify the herbicide as a "probable carcinogen," as reported by The Organic and Non-GMO Report.

However, in spite of all these facts, 74 percent of all glyphosate applications since the mid-1970s have happened in the last 10 years and its usage is growing.

Harvesting glyphosate-soaked crops

Glyphosate usage has doubled in the last five years according to, and more than 185 million pounds of Roundup are sprayed on U.S. crops annually. Studies have found that it takes 57 parts per million for glyphosate to completely destroy human kidney cells – however agricultural levels of this chemical are often more than 200 times this amount.

Of particular concern is the use of glyphosate just before harvesting crops such as wheat – also known as desiccating. According to The Organic and Non-GMO Report this is done to completely kill the crop one to two weeks before the harvest, which aids with the drying out of the grain. This pre-harvest spraying means that the level of glyphosate on the wheat is far higher than necessary – or desirable.

In an interview with a Saskatchewan farmer reported on in The Organic and Non-GMO Report, the farmer explains that "consumers don't realize when they buy wheat products like flour, cookies, and bread they are getting glyphosate residues in those products ... It is barbaric to put glyphosate in food a few days before you harvest it."

All the more reason to give the store-bought "cancer bread" a miss and bake your own bread at home using organic flour – giving you piece of mind that what you're feeding your family is free of glyphosate.

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Why the recent developments in Syria show that the Obama Administration is in a state of confused agony    ~ hehe
“недоговороспособны” ...
“not-agreement-capable”   really you could B talking 'bout  ....our so~called "elites class" & the trickle down 2 "our" gov. ass~facials fuck~in  REALLY "our" ENTIRE  gov. !!!  ... folks (& um talk~in 2 Americans here)  how long PEOPLE   ...4 the REST of the WORLD (&OFF)  ... geet fed the fuck up ...wit U.S.   & decide ta do sum~thin ....about IT ?  ...But to say that a nuclear world superpower is “not-agreement-capable” is a terrible and extreme diagnostic.  It basically means that the Americans have gone crazy and lost the very ability to make any kind of deal.  Again, a government which breaks its promises or tries to deceive but who, at least in theory, remains capable of sticking to an agreement would not be described as “not-agreement-capable”.  That expression is only used to describe an entity which does not even have the skillset needed to negotiate and stick to an agreement in its political toolkit.  This is an absolutely devastating diagnostic.

The latest developments in Syria are not, I believe, the result of some deliberate plan of the USA to help their “moderate terrorist” allies on the ground, but they are the symptom of something even worse: the complete loss of control of the USA over the situation in Syria and, possibly, elsewhere.  Let me just re-state what just happened:
First, after days and days of intensive negotiations, Secretary Kerry and Foreign Minister Lavrov finally reached a deal on a cease-fire in Syria which had the potential to at least “freeze” the situation on the ground until the Presidential election in the USA and a change in administration (this is now the single most important event in the near future, therefore no plans of any kind can extend beyond that date).
Then the USAF, along with a few others, bombed a Syrian Army unit which was not on the move or engaged in intense operations, but which was simply holding a key sector of the front.  The US strike was followed by a massive offensive of the “moderate terrorists” which was barely contained by the Syrian military and the Russian Aerospace forces.  Needless to say, following such a brazen provocation the cease-fire was dead.  The Russians expressed their total disgust and outrage at this attack and openly began saying that the Americans were “недоговороспособны”.  What that word means is literally “not-agreement-capable” or unable to make and then abide by an agreement.  While polite, this expression is also extremely strong as it implies not so much a deliberate deception as the lack of the very ability to make a deal and abide by it.  For example, the Russians have often said that the Kiev regime is “not-agreement-capable”, and that makes sense considering that the Nazi occupied Ukraine is essentially a failed state.  But to say that a nuclear world superpower is “not-agreement-capable” is a terrible and extreme diagnostic.  It basically means that the Americans have gone crazy and lost the very ability to make any kind of deal.  Again, a government which breaks its promises or tries to deceive but who, at least in theory, remains capable of sticking to an agreement would not be described as “not-agreement-capable”.  That expression is only used to describe an entity which does not even have the skillset needed to negotiate and stick to an agreement in its political toolkit.  This is an absolutely devastating diagnostic.
Next came the pathetic and absolutely unprofessional scene of US Ambassador Samantha Powers simply walking out of a UNSC meeting when the Russian representative was speaking.  Again, the Russians were simply blown away, not by the infantile attempt at offending, but at the total lack of diplomatic professionalism shown the Powers.  From a Russian point of view, for one superpower to simply walk out at the very moment the other superpower is making a crucial statement is simply irresponsible and, again, the sign that their American counterparts have totally “lost it”.
Finally, there came the crowning moment: the attack of the humanitarian convey in Syria which the USA blamed, of course, on Russia.  The Russians, again, could barely believe their own eyes.  First, this was such a blatant and, frankly, Kindergarten-level attempt to show that “the Russians make mistakes too” and that “the Russians killed the cease-fire”.  Second, there was this amazing statement of the Americans who said there are only two air forces which could have done that – either the Russians or the Syrians (how the Americans hoped to get away with this in an airspace thoroughly controlled by Russian radars is beyond me!).  Somehow, the Americans “forgot” to mention that their own air force was also present in the region, along with the air forces of many US allies.  Most importantly, they forgot to mention that that night armed US Predator drones were flying right over that convoy.
What happened in Syria is painfully obvious: the Pentagon sabotaged the deal made between Kerry and Lavrov and when the Pentagon was accused of being responsible, it mounted a rather crude false flag attack and tried to blame it on the Russians.
All this simply goes to show that the Obama Administration is in a state of confused agony.  The White House apparently is so freaked out at the prospects of a Trump victory in November that it has basically lost control of its foreign policy in general and, especially, in Syria.  The Russians are quite literally right: the Obama Administration is truly “not-agreement-capable”.
Of course, the fact that the Americans are acting like clueless frustrated children does not mean that Russia will reciprocate in kind.  We have already seen Lavrov go back and further negotiate with Kerry.  Not because the Russians are naive, but precisely because, unlike their US colleagues, the Russians are professionals who know that negotiations and open lines of communications are always, and by definition, preferable to a walk-away, especially when dealing with a superpower.  Those observers who criticize Russia for being “weak” or “naive” simply project their own, mostly American, “reaction set” on the Russians and fail to realize the simply truth that Russians are not Americans, they think differently and they act differently.  For one thing, the Russians don’t care if they are perceived as “weak” or “naive”.  In fact, they would prefer to be perceived as such if that furthers their goals and confuses the opponent about their real intentions and capabilities.  The Russians know that they did not build the biggest country on the planet by being “weak” or “naive” and they won’t be take lessons from a country which is younger that many Russian buildings.  The western paradigm is usually like this: a crises leads to a breakdown in negotiations and conflict follows.  The Russian paradigm is completely different: a crisis leads to negotiations which are conducted up the the last second before a conflict erupts.  There are two reasons for that: first, continuing to negotiate up to the last second makes it possible to seek a way out of the confrontation up to the last second and, second, negotiations up to the last second make it possible to come as close as possible to achieving strategic surprise for an attack.  This is exactly how Russia acted in Crimea and in Syria – with absolutely no warning signs or, even less so, a well-publicized display of power to attempt to intimidate somebody (intimidation is also a western political strategy the Russians don’t use).
So Lavrov will continue to negotiate, no matter how ridiculous and useless such negotiations will appear.  And Lavrov himself will probably never officially utter the word “недоговороспособны”, but the message to the Russian people and to the Syrian, Iranian and Chinese allies of Russia will be that at this point Russia has lost any hope of dealing with the current US Administration.
Obama and Co. now have their hands full with trying to hide Hillary’s health and character problems and right now they probably can think of only one thing: how to survive the upcoming Hillary-Trump debate.  The Pentagon and the Department of State are mostly busy fighting each other over Syria, Turkey, the Kurds and Russia.  The CIA seems to be fighting itself, though this is hard to ascertain.
It is likely that some kind of deal with still be announced by Kerry and Lavrov, if not today, then tomorrow or the day after.  But, frankly, I completely agree with the Russians: the American are truly “not-agreement-capable” and at this point in time, both the conflict in Syria and the one in the Ukraine are frozen.  I don’t mean “frozen” in the sense of “no fighting”, not at all, but I do mean “frozen” in the same of “no major developments possible”.  There will still be combats, especially now that the Wahabi and Nazi allies of the USA feel that their boss is not in charge because he is busy with elections and race riots, but since there is no quick military solution possible in either one of these wars, the tactical clashes and offensives will not yield any strategic result.
Barring an election-canceling false flag inside the USA, like the murder of either Hillary or Trump by a “lone gunman”, the wars in the Ukraine and Syria will go on with no prospects of any kind of meaningful negotiations.  And whether Trump or Hillary get into the White House next, a major “reset” will take place in early 2017.  Trump will probably want to meet Putin for a major negotiations session involving all the key outstanding issues between the USA and Russia.  If Hillary and her Neocons make it into the White House then some kind of war between Russia and the USA will become almost impossible to prevent.
The Saker
PS: some Russian military experts are saying that the kind of damage shown in the footage of the attack on the humanitarian convey is not consistent with an airstrike or even an artillery strike and that it looks much more like the result of a blast of several IEDs.  If so, then that would still not point at Russia, but at the “moderate terrorist” forces in control of that location.  This could still be a US ordered-false flag attack or, alternatively, the proof that the US has lost control over its Wahabi allies on the ground.

RECONNOITERING THE INTERNET ~ hehe r u "watching" ...this ..."hidden system of finance" Image result for hidden internet dark web

Two days ago I blogged about the Dark Net and its possible role in what I have been calling the "hidden system of finance" in various blogs, interview, and books. I suggested in that most recent blog that perhaps the Darknet implied the existence of an even deeper "net" which - for want of a better term - I called the "storm shelter" - a "Dark Net" reliant upon the latest in technologies, quantum encryption among them, to secure its flow of information, a flow of information necessary to any such hidden system to maintain its functioning but also to secure its secrets and hidden participants.
The possible existence of such a scheme can be argued from a very different basis, however, if one peruses the following article shared by Mr. S.D.:
Note what is actually being said in the article; someone is reconnoitering the entire Internet in such a fashion as to suggest that whoever they are, they intend to be able to commit cuber-attacks and bring the whole thing down:
Recently, some of the major companies that provide the basic infrastructure that makes the Internet work have seen an increase in DDoS attacks against them. Moreover, they have seen a certain profile of attacks. These attacks are significantly larger than the ones they’re used to seeing. They last longer. They’re more sophisticated. And they look like probing. One week, the attack would start at a particular level of attack and slowly ramp up before stopping. The next week, it would start at that higher point and continue. And so on, along those lines, as if the attacker were looking for the exact point of failure.
The attacks are also configured in such a way as to see what the company’s total defenses are. There are many different ways to launch a DDoS attack. The more attack vectors you employ simultaneously, the more different defenses the defender has to counter with. These companies are seeing more attacks using three or four different vectors. This means that the companies have to use everything they’ve got to defend themselves. They can’t hold anything back. They’re forced to demonstrate their defense capabilities for the attacker. (Emphases in the original)
Then there is mention of the usual suspects:
With that in mind, a closed, not highly Internet enabled country makes the most sense- like China.”
Other commenters warn that it may be the U.S. government, e.g., the NSA, doing the attacks — to find the Internet’s weaknesses (in order to better defend it), or more malevolently, as bargaining chip for more money allocated to cyber-security.
And of course to the usual list of suspects, one might add Russia.
However, I suggest some alternatives here, in some high octane cyber speculation. Recall that in my blog two days ago on the "Dark Net," various groups use the DarkNet for purchase of all manner of malfeasance, from missiles to child sex slavery, drug trading, and so on. It is a phenomenon of a black internet subsisting on the good old fashioned black market. And its participants - various national mafias among them - make large profits from this activity, profits which are of course completely hidden from the "normal" markets and everyday commerce. The DarkNet, in short, represents not so much a "hidden system of finance" but rather, a "hidden economy," one which, indeed, might have required, or continue to require, a hidden system of finance for its operation. But that hidden system itself would need an even deeper, and much more secure, "net" of its own, a system I called "the storm shelter." That "storm shelter" would represent some very serious players, with some very serious capabilities in terms of cyber warfare, both defensive and offensive. That system would represent a genuinely breakaway civilization (to borrow once again Mr. Richard Dolan's profound insight and term).
In short, anyone mapping or reconnoitering the internet that most of us use, in planning for cyber attacks designed to take the whole thing down, would, perforce, have to have something in waiting to replace it: communication and the flow of information are too important in today's world to think otherwise. This raises the stakes of the apparent reconnoitering activity considerable, since the USA basically controls the internet, notwithstanding recent decisions to "turn it over to the UN" for the physical reality is that it will continue to do so until such time as a different system is completely substituted for it. For this reason I suspect, and suggest in my high octane cyber-speculation, that while Russia and China have and certainly are engaged in cyber warfare (along with the USA and just about every other power), the kind of attacks being suggested in this article exceed their ability to replace it with something else.
But for any group having access to what I have called "the storm shelter," it makes more sense, for such a system, or at least, major parts of it, could then be rolled out into a public form as a "solution" to cyber warfare and cyber attacks, and keeping its current controllers still in possession of their secrets. And to do that, the entire current structure, including those "Dark Nets", have to be reconnoitered, strong points and weak points mapped, and a campaign planned.
See you on the flip side...cyber

Thursday, September 29, 2016

What's That Under Hillary's Pantsuit During Last Night's Debate?Image result for weekend at bernie's hillary memes

Posted by George Freund on September 27, 2016 

Images appear to show box with wire hidden beneath her clothing

Paul Joseph Watson - September 27, 2016

Photos from last night’s presidential debate appear to show Hillary Clinton with some kind of device hidden under her clothing.
Images being circulated on Twitter show what appears to be the shape of a box under Hillary’s red pantsuit, with a wire from it running up her back.
As the World Tribune reported on Sunday, presidential debate moderators are not allowed to wear earpieces during the debates, but the Federal Election Commission refused to rule out the use of communications devices for candidates.
Earlier this month, the Clinton campaign was forced to deny claims that Hillary was wearing an earpiece during the presidential forum on September 7th.
Some assert that the box is connected to a wireless lapel mic and that both candidates were wearing them, which is the likeliest explanation, although the podiums were also fitted with microphones.
Twitter users even speculated that the device was an instrument that sends impulses to the brain to alleviate symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

While that’s somewhat of a stretch, it does look like there is something hidden under Hillary’s pantsuit.
What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.


Posted by Conspiracy Cafe on September 28

In the great Presidential debate of 2016 we waited for the all time heavyweight championship of the left right paradigm. Though rigged in favor of the NWO's candidate Hillary Clinton, there was plenty of room for The Donald to not only wiggle but drive the proverbial wooden stake through the demon's heart. Since he knew what the questions would be in advance, he should have prepared himself better. He was in the ring with one hand tied behind his back facing the champion of slime. 

There were two opportunities presented to The Donald. The main one was of the conspiracy genre the Obama birth certificate. It is related to the candidate being forthright on a number of issues like the tax and health records. They all hold close to the chest the ones they don't want people to see. Hillary hides her health issues and The Donald his tax returns. However, if you know something to be true and hold your ideals to heart, you can't knuckle under to the great deceptions. Obama was never born in the United States. That's why he withheld his birth certificate for so many years, and when he did release one, it was fraudulent. 

Though not required in a sound bite logic debate, the four flaws are his race for one. In 1961 you were a negro not an African American. The term hadn't been invented yet. Listen to any speech by Dr. Martin Luther King for a reality check. Second his father's birth place was listed as Kenya, East Africa a nation that wasn't formed until two years after the birth. Kenya was a British colony at the time. Third the alleged hospital, Kapi’olani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital, wasn't in existence until 1978. One of the component parts could have been the hospital, but a copy of the record must be historically accurate. Obama stated in his book his father was a WW2 veteran. He was born in 1936. They took them rather young it appears. 

Other flaws are the Certificate of Live Birth isn't exactly a birth certificate. It was printed on a computer printer and not typed onto paper. To the modern day manipulator a typewriter must be something only seen in the Smithsonian. Another factor was the information was so classified that the originator of the document was promptly killed in a plane crash. Her name was Loretta Fuddy. 

Of course we must muddy the waters further due to the fact sources in Kenya take credit for the birth including two hospitals. They have provided a birth certificate too. We have to acquire skills in discernment to live in the matrix of lies and deceits. The example would be using the age old concept of logic. It was a requirement for the DNC to prove his birth status from the outset. They should have asked for and seen a birth certificate. People are asked all the time to buy liquor or tobacco. There's no big deal. He'd only have to hide it for a reason. There's something wrong with it. He couldn't show he was Born in the U.S.A. His background in my opinion was completely created and makes the hidden birth certificate a minor issue. He was created as a Manchurian President to lead the world down a counter revolutionary trail of fascism and destroy America. 

However, you can't win a debate with facts. People aren't really listening in highly charged emotional situations. To succeed you have to be the champion of wit. What The Donald should have done was concede the fact with Orwellian logic. He should have stated that he was led by Obama's refusal to produce the document for so many years and it seemed logical that there wasn't one. He should have expressed gratitude at the discovery and the marvels of technology that printed it on a printer that wasn't invented in 1961, that foresaw the establishment of the Kenyan nation and the merger of the hospital in question 17 years after the fact. It was a marvel in American ingenuity. He should have reminded Hillary of one of the top novels of the 20th century 1984. Two plus two must be what we decide it is to be not whatever Big Brother says it is. In this instance we were being forced to accept the DNC's fraudulent line. Trump then could concede that now in the face of the great pressure that you and the corporate borg of media have applied to me, that two plus two equals three. I guess that's how you earned the label Big Sister. However, there still are facets of the American people that don't adhere to the state telling us what to think in spite of obvious flaws. Personally I suspect one of the Kenyan birth certificates was a fake one put out by the Obamamites to muddy the waters. 

Another major issue that The Donald dropped the ball on was the tax return. That was a golden opportunity wasted. His answer should have been to say Hillary I've known you personally for many long years. I will always regret not following your lead by establishing a charitable foundation and laundering my money from questionable sources through Canada so it couldn't be classified as taxable. It was a serious mistake on my part, but at least I had the integrity not to offer employment to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue to one of my companies like you did to FBI Director Comey. I further understand what the 'C' from classified means. And I did not delete my tax return like you have done with the 33,000 E-Mails subpoenaed. Slam dunk wooden steak through the demon's heart. The icing on the cake would be her admonishing him for using negative words to certain women in the past. Of course the DNC made reference to Bernie sanders' Jewish faith and that should have been his retort. He should have added further that the allegations are that the vote was rigged to favor Clinton over Sanders. Should we expect vote rigging from the coming election from your side as well? 

In regard to what he was allegedly hiding and the allegations he didn't pay any income tax, it must be remembered many corporations and wealthy individuals pay little to no taxes. It is not illegal. It might be immoral. However, that's not really an issue. I'm sure Hillary pays far less her due if it weren't for the Clinton Foundation. However, Donald has a foundation too The Donald J. Trump Foundation. There are allegations shady people and deals go through it as well. Perhaps after all he did listen to Hillary and won't press the issue as well as we would like, but at least he was born in the U.S.A. not that that matters anyway. The big conspiracy is the United States went bankrupt and the present system is a corporation for the receiver. That's why we need the birth certificates anyway. We are a Birther Nation. The President of the corporation doesn't. 

What Cord Cutting? Cable Sector Hiked TV Prices 40% In Last Five Years

by Karl Bode

from the blind-deaf-and-dumb dept

We've noted time and time again that the cable and broadcast industry could compete with cord cutting by lowering prices, it just chooses not to. Even with last quarter seeing the biggest quarterly defection by paying subscribers ever recorded, time and time again you'll see sector sycophants proclaim that cord cutting either doesn't exist, or has been violently over-hyped and isn't worth taking seriously. In fact, most sector executives still believe that the shift away from traditional cable will magically end once Millennials start procreating (protip: it won't).

As such, they've continued to raise cable TV rates at an absurd rate in the belief that they can keep milking the legacy cable TV cash cow in perpetuity. And while broadcasters certainly take the lion's share of the blame for raising the cost of programming, you'd be hard pressed to find a cable TV provider that isn't making things worse by also saddling consumers with misleading fees for nothing and soaring cable box, modem, and other hardware rental costs.

The end result is users paying 40% more for cable TV than they did just five years ago. In fact the average cable bill is now $103.10 per month, an increase of 4% in the past year. And while the cable sector is quick to proclaim that this just reflects the "increased value" of cable TV, the reality is that most cable ops are trimming back overall channels to try and offset the bloated, soaring cost of sports programming.

While it remains true that the vast majority still subscribe to cable TV and cord cutting is a slow trickling phenomenon, last quarter saw 800,000 pay TV customers leave for cheaper pastures. And things are actually a little worse than that when you remember that cable TV subscriber totals aren't scaling with a rebounded housing market. In other words, millions of people are not reconnecting cable after they move:
"About 82% of households that use a TV currently subscribe to a pay-TV service. This is down from where it was five years ago, and similar to the penetration level eleven years ago," said Bruce Leichtman, president and principal analyst for Leichtman Research Group, Inc. "The rates of those exiting the category, or intending to leave, are actually similar to recent years. The decline in penetration is also due to a lack of those who are coming into the category, and the industry not keeping pace with movers and related rental housing growth."
A different study this week predicted that TV providers could lose nearly $1 billion in revenue as another 800,000 customers cut the cord over the next 12 months:
The study, which is based on an online survey of 1,119 U.S. customers, estimates that pay-TV providers lose about $1,248 per cord-cutter annually. That’s because the average cord-cutter saves $104 a month—about 56% of their bill--from dropping cable TV...“The consumer is discovering they don’t need the mean, evil cable company to get the content that they want, and they can get it for a better deal,” said Steve Beck, managing partner at cg42. A $1 billion loss of revenue is small for the entire pay TV industry, but it is a warning sign.
And it's a warning sign that's going to continue to be ignored by the cable and broadcasting industry. It's abundantly clear that beyond lip service to "innovation," the cable sector doesn't plan to do the one thing that would stop cord cutting dead in its tracks: lower rates. Instead, knowing full well they hold a monopoly over the broadband last mile, they've decided to raise rates on broadband via usage caps and overage fees. Should customers continue to cut the cord, skyrocketing broadband usage surcharges will simply let them grab their expected pound of flesh in a different way.

Strange Tales of Time Travel: Space-Time Warps and Temporal Slipstime-1

While generally relegated to the realm of fiction, I have long been fascinated with the subject of “real” time travel. Hence, I have also kept a watchful eye out for those occasional stories about individuals who claim they have managed to visit locations where some sort of strange “warpage” of time and space may occur.
In the past (no pun intended!) here at Mysterious Universe, I have written about such instances, which include the curious recollections of Bruce Gernon, who claimed to have flown a light aircraft through such a warpage in space and time while en route to Bimini several years ago (you can read my article about Gernon’s story here). Other pieces with similar themes include my analysis of the archetypal elements present within cultural references to supposed time travel, as I discussed in this article.
Often referred to as “time slips”, such instances often are said to involve specific locations, where those visiting will notice unusual phenomena that appears to indicate a change in the surroundings indicative of a passage by some physical means backward in time to an earlier period.
Granted, nothing about the known laws of physics in the modern world can account for such a thing. Even the more widely publicized incidents that involve such supposed phenomena remain questionable, which include what is known as the “Versailles Time Slip” incident. The case in question involved two women who claimed they had travelled to the past while visiting the gardens of the Palace of Versailles in 1901, and in response to the women’s odd claims of time travel, a number of equally bizarre scenarios have been offered to explain the circumstances, which included the notion that sexual tensions between the observers might have contributed to their confusion about their surroundings.
However, as skeptical researcher Brian Dunning noted in 2012, “There was never any need for authors to introduce lesbian madness and transvestite follies to explain their erroneous perception. Moberly and Jourdain were simply human; and that, in itself, is the most complex explanation of all.”
Indeed, there are a number of ways someone may, from time to time, claim to experience strange circumstances that appear to be well removed from the average and everyday, and yet which remain easily explainable just as well. In equal measure, there are certain instances that seem to push the boundaries of recognized physical phenomenon, whether or not “time travel” is involved in any way.
Such was the case with a unique email I received from a listener of mine some time ago, who related a very strange story about a hike that occurred in Ohio, in which he and his companion noted odd changes to their surroundings which appeared, to them, to escape simple explanation.
The message reads as follows:
Hello to Mr Hanks and company,
I wished to relate something to you that happened to me and a friend a while ago. First I am 32 years old and I currently live in Pennsylvania but I am originally from Ohio. I am often skeptical of some out there claims but after listening to Gralien Report, Mysterious Universe, Jim Harold, Grimmercia, and Expanded Perspectives I had to open my mind back up a little bit about preternatural things like spirits, ghosts, maybe other things, etc etc.
So onto my account – back in September of 2008 my best friend Ciera (pronounced Sierra) and I went to a park named Hocking Hills in Ohio for a day retreat from our busy lives. We had decided on this at random when we first got together early in the morning just after sunrise; it was a nice warm late summer day and we’d just got the wild notion to go for a drive to Hocking Hills since the area is well known for its several walking trails, a cave or two, and several waterfalls and running water / creek areas. The day was very warm maybe roughly 70 degrees Fahrenheit / 21 degrees Celsius so we had worn shorts and short sleeved T-shirts. The park was full of people and there were walking families, couples, and a lot more all over the place
We started down a trail we had taken many times before, one that would force us to cross a paved road near it’s end in order to continue, and played with our mobile phones. I remember it  was roughly around 12:00 pm EST at the time and we kept walking forwards around a small hill and up the steeper part of the trail which was near the road. As we walked we were passed by a group of backpackers before we reached the road and one of the people turned around to warn us to be aware of a wash out up ahead if we were going to take the trail into the woods across the road, they recommended we follow the one next to the fire tower instead as it by-passed a small clump of downed brush.
The guy pointed to a small branch off the main trail to our left and told us good luck or something like that, we walked up the little trail and I remember Ciera stating the path we were on wasn’t showing on her park-map application on her phone. I recall telling her it was most likely new or something done for the wash out. That was about the end of our conversation and we moved on. We crossed under where the power lines were strung up into another part of the woods and ended up near the road.
As we crossed it to the tower trail just across from where we stood,  I noticed there was caution tape all over the fire tower, there was a pungent smell in the air which we could not identify, the windows on top of the tower appeared to be taped up, grimy, and there were flies all over the area. We walked past it, commenting how odd it was, and continued down the trail we had been recommend to take, but it was one neither of us had noticed before on a previous walk to the area. This trail took us past the fire tower and then cut into the woodlands; as we walked into the forest maybe a couple hundred feet or so we took notice that no one seemed to be around and in fact not only did we feel isolated from others but we felt very chilled without explanation. Ciera pointed it out verbally while I was thinking it, but we just continued walking. Eventually the air started to get noticeably chillier and damper. This did not seem unusual at first but as we continued to walk the air seemed to go from warm to what felt like the mid-50’s Fahrenheit / 10’s Celsius and we started to shiver.
It was also getting darker as we continued forward; at first I thought it was just due to the green leaves on the trees and maybe a passing cloud over head but the darkness really did not improve as one expected. As we walked we looked around and there were nothing but trees on all sides, there should have been a forest edge somewhere as the area wasn’t really that big but aside from some hills and tall pine trees there wasn’t a real ‘ending’ to the woods. We expected to see the edge near the road.
My friend took out her phone to use her GPS because she instinctively felt lost but her battery was nearly gone, I took mine out of my back pocket and it was also near dead. The clock on it showed “EE:EE” for the time (meaning it couldn’t update as it was an older style slide-phone with keyboard and camera that, when set to auto-adjust, would contact the mobile phone network every 15 min for time updates).
It was only then as the light grew dimmer that I noticed the area seemed a so silent. Our footsteps, the leaves we stepped on, grass, twigs, and our breathing just echoed but there were no animal noises. Ciera got spooked and I did too, she mentioned it was very out of the ordinary and I agreed but I couldn’t shake this sense of foreboding that something was amiss. I tried to rationalize it but I really, honestly, couldn’t figure any of it out at all.
We just pressed onwards and after going down a small hill and back up it seemed to have gotten a lot darker, like just near sunset dark. My friend grabbed my arm and started freaking out about how weird it got – then the air seemed to have gone still and we had a feeling of something wrong. She dragged me as she took off running forward looking for an exit, for some odd reason we never thought to turn around at all and just got back the way we came. It never seemed to occur to us as we ran but the spookiness continued as we could hear our steps echo off the area as things just felt like they grew more gloomy feeling.
Then ahead of us down another small dip in the trail we could see two large honeysuckle bushes on either side of the trail like a gate. We made a mad dash for these bushes and just as we pushed through the plants something odd happened – we were over whelmed by a change in our surroundings as light, sound, and warmth returned all at once. It was like stepping outside of a cold, empty, and dark building to a warm busy street. We stood at the edge of a place known as Ash Cave, which has a large water fall not too far away with a u-shaped cliff. I turned around to look back from where we emerged and while the bushes were the same the area was so different, brighter, not silent for sure because there were hikers near the falls, and warmer. In fact our skin was cold to touch which just reinforced the strangeness. We took a moment to rest from that little run.
Logic attempted to set in and we decided the trail we came up must have just appeared creepy because there may have been clouds over head or a storm blew by but when we went back between the bushes there was no trail. Nothing looked like it had a few seconds ago. Ciera walked around the bushes twice and it was the same bright sunny day with no darkness and no trail. We waited, it was blue sky over head and we could see the edges of the forest and other people. The trail had simply vanished as it we had never walked it.
On returning to the normal trail we were use to and headed back, we took out our phones and the time had finally updated, it was now 4pm. The normal trail would only have taken an hour to walk fully so it was a loss of three full hours! When we ended back near the fire tower on the normal trail we noticed it was normal looking as the windows were no longer taped and very crystal clean, and there was no pungent smell. We don’t know what it was, but it certainly was creepy. Of course I jokingly told her later that day over dinner we had entered the faerie realms by mistake and were lucky to get away, she didn’t find that funny of course but either way we both felt we should share this with you and if anyone out there has had a similar experience perhaps they can provide insight or share their own.
I also mapped out the spots I mention above as GPS Google Cords:
Where we parked  39.417079, -82.525668
Where the trail head is 39.416284, -82.523969
Where trail to go by the wash out went 39.410145, -82.523196 to 39.406292,-82.529016 to 39.405647, -82.529390
Where we crossed the road 39.405579,-82.530086
Ranger Fire Tower  39.405858,-82.530737
The Main Trail  39.405871,-82.530783
The ‘Mysterious Side Trail’ which is not there  39.405732,-82.53062
Where we came out at when we passed the bushes  39.399488,-82.539029
Where we logically SHOULD have come out  39.399803,-82.537403
From reading this email, I will note (despite my general skepticism toward such stories) that the author brought a very leveled tone with the message related above. But what can we make of it altogether? Perhaps one need not assert that something akin to a “time slip” had occurred, in order to question the nature of the apparent changes the hikers reported in their surroundings. Still, the observations appeared to indicate something out of the ordinary, whatever may have been underway at the time.
This message (which I featured on my podcast, The Gralien Report) inspired another listener with a similar story to come forward and share his own encounter, which took place in Northern Ireland, also in 2008:
At the time I was staying in the town of Derry, in Northern Ireland, and had decided to take a day trip via public transit to the beach town of Buncrana.  The bus trip seemed to take much longer than expected and when I asked the driver which stop was to be Buncrana, he laughed and said I had missed it ages ago.  Not only that, but this bus service was infrequent and the next one going back in the direction from which we’d come wasn’t going to be for several hours.  The driver let me off in a small village, the name of which escapes me, and I began hitchhiking back toward Derry.  It was raining heavily that day, so it was lucky my first ride came quickly – two older Irish men who kindly took me back as far as Buncrana.  
Buncrana isn’t a large place, so it was a short walk to the beach from where the men dropped me off.  At some point in the drive the rain had stopped and as I arrived at the beach the sky was clear and a late afternoon sun was beginning to set (this was in December).  It was a lovely scene, but after a while I noticed it was eerily quiet and the only living thing I could see for any distance was a black dog, which had turned up when I wasn’t paying attention.  It was unremarkable, so far as dogs go – I know sweet piss-all about dogs but I think it was a black lab – but it behaved in a curious way; wherever I went along the grass near the beach, the dog followed, staying about 5-6 feet away.  Whenever I stepped closer to him, he began to growl and bark.  Eventually this behavior and the quiet started to wig me out and I began walking toward a large hotel looking the water some distance away.  My thinking was I’d have a cup of coffee, harmlessly (and, no doubt, poorly) flirt with a waitress then head back to the highway and thumb a ride to Derry.  The black dog paced me the entire trip to the hotel, maintaining the same amount of distance, and the closer I got to the hotel, the more unnerved I was by the whole situation and the more desperate I got for that coffee and some human interaction.  When I arrived at the hotel – the Inishowen Gate Hotel, I’ve since learned it’s called – I was devastated to see that the whole place was boarded up – windows, etc – and just as deserted as everything else.  
What made this more odd than it might ordinarily be was the size of the place – this isn’t a small hotel, and it’s unusual to see a place that big and in a spot that choice, unoccupied.  I didn’t explore the building much because by this point the sun had passed the horizon and well, I was still unnerved.  Turning away from the hotel, I saw the black dog was gone just as quickly and quietly as he’d come.  From the hotel I walked along the water’s edge to a boat launch, where I watched a bank of fog roll down the hills across the water.  By the time I looked away from the coming weather there was a group of about five or six cats who had turned up to keep me company.  For whatever reason, this eased my mind a bit and I started walking back towards town.
My memory of the day is murky but the way I recall it, I went from a kind of cavernous silence to “regular small town” in a matter of moments; suddenly there were people, cars and noise. Soon enough there was rain again, too.  It took two rides to get back to Derry, the second of which was with a middle-aged man who had grown up in the area.  We were talking about the scenery around Buncrana and he told me he’d been married in the hotel on the water.  When I mentioned it was now closed he sounded surprised – apparently the place is a bit of a local institution – but didn’t press the subject further.
As I said at the beginning, the story from yesterday’s broadcast brought this back to me.  While it did sound a little too “Silent Hill” to be real (it also brought to mind Stephen King’s short story “Crouch End”), the parallels with my experience, particularly the shuttered hotel, were hard to ignore and so I decided to figure out which hotel it had been and see whether they had been closed during the winter of 2008.  The clerk I spoke to at the Inishowen Gateway Hotel this afternoon informed me they do not close during winters and, as far as she knows, it was not shuttered during winter 2008.  
This story, like a lot of the strange and unusual things I’ve experienced/collected (for a book project, which I won’t shill until the ink is dry with Llewellyn in June) is something for which I have no explanation and tends to be something that comes up after a few drinks.  I don’t know that these events amount to or mean anything but as a recent listener to the podcast (this is my third week subscribing) I was enthused to have something to contribute.  Any thoughts you may have on the subject are very welcome.
Yet again, the witness in this instance claimed to have observed changes to his surroundings that were inconsistent with the area he had visited at that time. Had there indeed been a broader phenomenon occurring here, and if so, why did the hotel appear to be closed or abandoned, and at a time when this should not rightly have been the case?
The known laws of physics make such notions as “time slips” an extremely unreliable hypothesis, if not one that is likely to be impossible, at least in conventional circumstances. Hence, if this explanation cannot be offered for stories that recount such odd environmental changes, what else about the circumstances may possibly influence the environment–or the observers–in a way conducive to what the latter have observed?


Mr. N.S. noticed and shared this article, and I think it is hugely important, even though it may not be recognized in many places as such.
Why the importance?
Over the years I've argued in various blogs, interviews, and most importantly, books, that there is in existence a hidden system of finance in the world, being run largely by elements in the American deep state, in collusion with those not only in other countries, but in certain prime banks of the western financial system. This system, I have argued, relies on various forms of "securities", usually in the form of commodities-backed bearer bonds. As a component of this argument, I have also proposed the hypothesis that the bearer bonds scandals of 2009 and onward were components of this scheme that, inadvertently, were exposed by various police actions, but that they were not recognized as such, and usually dismissed as "hoaxes" and the involved securities as :"counterfeits." Never addressed by the lamestream media was the fact that if these scandals represented counterfeiting schemes, then they represented some of the goofiest schemes in history. We were assured that no such bearer bonds were ever issued by the US Treasury. But the unasked, and hence unanswered question, was why anyone would counterfeit a security which never existed at all? One does not counterfeit seven dollar bills. Similarly, the counterfeiter relies on the counterfeit instrument to be exchanged for goods, services, or legitimate securities or money. Counterfeiting securities in astronomical denominations of hundreds of millions, or even a billion dollars, also seems to defeat the purpose of counterfeiting, for even at extremely sharp discount, who has that kind of pocket change? Considerations such as these led me to propose that there was an underlying reality represented by the bearer bonds scandals, and that they in turn may be part of this hidden system of finance. There were, of course, academic attempts in a few books to derail this whole notion, and I even covered some of them in my book Covert Wars and Breakaway Civilizations. These attempts were less than convincing, and didn't even address the fundamental questions as I have reviewed them in this paragraph.
But now there is perhaps, with this article, another clue into the the architecture of this system:
Consider the implications of these paragraphs for the hypothesis of such a hidden system of finance, for after all, if one is moving billions, perhaps even trillions, of dollars of "securities", one has to have a means of trading and clearing quickly and cleanly:
Definitions. A vulnerability is a weakness in a network’s defenses. An exploit is a piece of software that takes advantage of a vulnerability. A zero-day exploit is a piece of software that takes advantage of a vulnerability that is known to a small group of aggressors and generally not to the defenders. “Back door” is another name for much the same. There are variations. Infinite invention is at play. Welcome to the Dark Net, a wilderness where wars are fought and hackers roam. More definitions. The Dark Net exists within the deep web, which lies beneath the surface net, which is familiar to everyone. The surface net can be roughly defined as “anything you can find through Google” or that is otherwise publicly indexed for all to see. The deep web is deep because it cannot be accessed through ordinary search engines. Its size is uncertain, but it is believed to be larger than the surface net above it. And it is mostly legitimate. It includes everything from I.R.S. and Social Security data to the internal communications of Sony and the content management system at The New York Times. It includes Hillary Clinton’s e-mails and text messages, along with everyone else’s. Almost all of it is utterly mundane.
The Dark Net occupies the basement. Its users employ anonymizing software and encryption to hide themselves as they move around. Such tools offer a measure of privacy. Whistle-blowers and political dissidents have good reason to resort to them. Criminals do, too. White fades quickly through gray and then to black in the Dark Net. Furtive sites there offer all manner of contraband for sale—narcotics, automatic weapons, contract killings, child pornography. The most famous of these sites was Silk Road—the brainchild of Ross Ulbricht, a libertarian entrepreneur who was arrested by the F.B.I. in San Francisco in 2013 and sentenced last year to life in prison without parole. New and even larger marketplaces have opened, including the current leader, AlphaBay, which is owned by a man who has been quoted as saying he resides in an “off-shore country where I am safe,” gives interviews to the press, and openly defies attempts by the authorities to shut him down. There are twists: illegal narcotics sold over the Dark Net tend to be purer, and therefore safer, than those sold on the street—this because of the importance to the sellers of online customer ratings. By comparison, it is hard to see the bright side of missile launchers or child pornography. (Emphasis added)
For those who, like myself, suspect that the child sex slavery business, and the occasional scandals that break out concerning it - the Saville and Franklin scandals, or the Finders scandal, or even the Penn State scandals - are all deeply related, this provides food for thought. But go a step further: what if all these activities are related to this hidden system of finance and the group or groups utilizing it?
Such a capability would not only seem to be warranted but essential to any such hidden system of finance. Notably, as the article states, virtually every type of criminal activity and group is represented on that "Dark Net":
Opsec worked for nearly six months to clean up the mess. By backtracking he discovered that the hackers were a group associated with the Chinese army. They operated out of a specific building near Shanghai, which he was able to locate, and specialized in targeting entertainment companies. Eventually he was able to identify some of the individuals involved, and even to obtain pictures of them. Nominally, that was the end of it. Opsec told me that because a government was involved, and legal recourse in China was unrealistic, no further action was taken.
What do you do when there is no law? Counter-hacking is a temptation, but can be dangerous. The Russian mob, for instance, has a poor sense of humor, and Colombian drug cartels are not much fun, either. Also, among independent hackers there is no small number of psychopaths. Over the years the Company has endured death threats, rape threats, and bomb scares. It gets personal. In a world without privacy, home addresses as well as the names of spouses and children are easily found. As the Democratic National Committee recently discovered, it is better not to get hacked in the first place.
If one wants to track such activities, much less the activities of a hidden system of finance, however, then it would seem to imply not only the existence of a "Dark Net", but of yet another "sub-basement" beneath even that, a "Storm Shelter" so to speak, enabled by technologies making it virtually impenetrable to the outsider, technologies reliant upon quantum encryption and entanglement for example. Notably, China just launched (or rather, claimed to have launched) the world's first quantum communications satellite.
In other words, to make such a hidden system in today's world work, one would need at least three things, two of which I have argued in previous books (Covert Wars and Breakaway Civilizations, and The Third Way): (1) a physical medium of exchange, represented by the "counterfeit" commodities backed bearer bonds, giving anonymity to the participants in the system, (2) the participation of hose in key positions in prime banks and clearing systems, and finally, as this article implies (3) a secure electronic system to track and monitor trades between participants, and that implies technological capabilities only recently coming into public view (think that Chinese satellite once again).
And there's one final consideration:
I and others (most notably Catherine Austin Fitts) have noted that all the money awash in the financial system is not behaving in a manner in accordance with any standard financial model or analysis. Effectively, we are arguing that the financial anlyst who does not factor in the huge size not only of the black budget, but more importantly, of the underground economy and of the hidden system of finance, simply cannot and will never be able to make any accurate financial prediction. The essence of the argument is that too much money is disappearing, and not appearing anywhere in the planet's financial system. With this in mind, we have concluded that much of it might simply be disappearing off planet, in the form of a tribute, tithe, or even trade, conducted by the mandarins of that system. It sounds, of course, at first glance, totally loony, until one looks at the actual figures. Quadrillions in derivatives, exceeding by several times the entire annual planetary gross domestic product? Either the banksters are committing financial suicide for everyone, or those quadrillions have been collaterized... elsewhere and with resources of "elsewhere".
And to make that work, and keep it secret, one would have to have such a deep dark net, a "storm shelter"....

Monday, September 26, 2016

Has your DNA been altered by GMOs?   ~ hehe can anybody say ...alchemy human transmutationPicture

by David Gutierrez,
(NaturalNews) If you are eating genetically modified foods – including essentially any product containing corn or soy that has not been certified organic or free from genetically modified organisms (GMOs) – the modified genes in those GMOs might be negatively influencing your body's own DNA.
The American Academy of Environmental Medicine has warned that studies have linked consumption of GMOs with health problems, including reproductive dysfunction (including infertility), organ damage, immune dysfunction, insulin disorders and accelerated aging. The mechanisms by which such harms occur remain unclear, but at least some of them might come from changes that GMOs cause to the DNA of organisms other than those deliberately "modified" by genetic engineers.

GMO DNA passes into your blood

The biggest question is this: Does eating GMOs modify your DNA? The short answer is: Possibly. No one really knows.

GMOs are produced through horizontal gene transfer, which involves splicing genes from an external source (either another organism, or a synthetic gene engineered in a lab) into the genome of a living creature. This process is so new that it remains unclear if this horizontally transferred DNA might behave in ways different from traditional, "vertically transferred" DNA (that is, inherited from one's ancestors).

Some bacteria have been shown to horizontally transfer DNA between species; it is unclear if this can occur among more complex organisms, as well. If so, there could be biological pathways in place allowing engineered DNA from GMOs to move into the human genome.

This concern remains mostly theoretical, but at least one study showed that DNA from GMOs can indeed leave your food and enter your bloodstream. Could it be taken up from there by some of your cells and incorporated into your genome?

A 2014 paper in PLOS One analyzed the results of four prior independent studies on more than 1,000 human participants who had eaten GMO foods, including derivatives such as high-fructose corn syrup, soy protein, or meat from animals fed GMOs. The researchers found that DNA fragments derived from GMO plants were indeed found in the bloodstream, rather than being broken down as GMO companies claim.

"In one of the blood samples the relative concentration of plant DNA is higher than the human DNA," the researchers wrote.

The DNA found was "cell-free DNA," which floats outside of cells and is not known to play any physiological role. Thus, the study does not prove that the human genome is being modified by GMOs – but it does refute a main claim of GMO proponents, and raises some important concerns.

GMOs hijack beneficial bacteria

In at least one area, however, a diet containing GMOs has been shown to lead to genetic changes: in the beneficial bacteria that inhabit the human gut. These roughly 100 trillion organisms – collectively known as the microbiome – play important and complex roles in regulating everything from metabolism to immune function to mood and cognition. Microbiome dysfunction has even been linked with autism.

Studies have shown that DNA from GMO foods can pass into human gut bacteria. For example, gut bacteria have been shown to incorporate the insecticide-producing Bt gene found in many GMO foods, thereby producing pesticides within the human body.

Small changes to the microbiome can produce big changes. A 2015 study found that emulsifiers (common food additives) caused changes to the gut microbiome that caused inflammation associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and metabolic syndrome.

Prior research has shown that people with IBD and metabolic syndrome both have different makeups to their microbiomes than people without those diseases. Notably, both diseases have increased dramatically in prevalence since the mid-20th century, suggesting environmental causes.

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