Learn to Read with Stories/Games/Songs

I’ve begun tutoring a first grade reader recently, and I have to say, I really enjoy getting back to the beginning stages of learning again. Afterall, my own boys are ages 10 and 13 5/6ths years old, so their level of activities has taken on a whole new meaning comparative to the learning drills that could be turned into a game on a moment’s notice.

Their perspective of fun matures, but I find that as I grow older, I gain more of an appreciation for the simpler ways of experiencing (and learning from) life. I would say in direct ratio to how serious a person usually is or views life, is the same need to make time for more sillier pursuits.

Anyway, I began to think with my new little muse that he would respond better to games and activities that required reading, but were not long, extensive stories. Many of these same things would sharpen listening skills and reinforce following directions, yet the interactive nature gave him something to busy his hands with and control all at the same time.

I looked through a very useful site today published in England. The content is challenging for beginning readers, but varied and interesting. Whether it is reading a joke or creating crazy animals, it has many ideas that use sight words and high frequency words to get their stories across.

Another website Apples4Teachers offered a great deal of American literature, nursery rhymes, and other reading material for beginning to intermediate readers.

Click below to see reviews and links to full site:

Learn English, Kids!  by the British Council

Apples4Teachers

 

Literacy Links to Learn How to Read English

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Q: What do you call a dinosaur wearing a blindfold?

A: Do-you-think-he-saw-us!

Q: Why do dragons sleep during the day?

A: So they can fight knights!

 

Q: Why did the computer squeak?

A: Somebody squeezed the mouse.

 

Q: What does Triceratops sit on?

A: Its Tricera-bottom!

 

Q: Why are fish so clever?

A: Because they are always in schools.

More Jokes    Child clicks for the answer.  Great for beginning-intermediate readers.

Short Stories:  Each 1 of the short stories on this site has an educational interactive game you can play while the story quickly loads.  Once story is loaded, you can skip activity if you like and go straight to the book.

“The Hungry Dragon”    Online story read outloud with text.

“Planet Earth”

“Dinosaur Dig”  This one pauses at the end of each page, so the reader turns the page to progress the story.  Great for identifying words after they have been read.  Gives the child more of a chance to look at the words themselves.  Pictures and animation will draw the eye 1st to each scene, so pausing on other stories would be necessary for them to read the words aloud.

“The Lucky Seed”   This one also has the reader turning the pages.
Animated story read aloud.

Games: 

Bookworm    To play, the child will direct the bookworm to eat the letters of a word.  They must be eaten in the correct spelling order, or the game ends.

This may frustrate your child in the beginning, but it actually reinforces the notion to stop/interrupt your child when they misspell a word outloud.  My oldest son had a tendency to want to talk about it, “Oh, I thought it was spelled ….”  Although I encourage my kids to be outspoken appropriately otherwise, this is a subject that I won’t allow to be discussed because it just gives their brain more exposure to the INcorrect way.  So, later when recalling how to spell it, their brain will be in a memory battle trying to grasp what letter combination made the right word. 

Insect World    I really liked how the reader is required to listen and read to follow their own path of learning as insects are categorized by habitat, thus giving the reader control, but also more choices.

Asteroid Blaster     Wonderful graphics, though it does make a blasting sound when asteroids are shot.  Works just as easily muted as with sound.  The idea is the child blasts the asteroids until a word is complete.  They do not choose letters, but instead each successful hit gets a new letter.  When the space word is completely spelled, the mission is over; game stops and child has chance to read the word they discovered. 

I always define words as they are introduced into my child’s vocabulary.  I don’t even wait for them to ask because it is so easy for the brain to just skip recognition of the word entirely when it is still unknown to it.  Giving it a moment of special attention builds on the memory bank of knowledge they can use for recall later.

Clean and Green     Good for learning recycling words/items.

Making Questions    Click large word bubbles to put the words into correct order for a question.  Timed exercise.  Questions are ~3 words long.  May get longer as you progress through exercise.  I only played it a short while to test it out.

Label Easy Dino Parts    Interactive label dino parts.  Words are:  claw toe jaws nostrils horn back tail neck.

Labeling Games    list of labeling games – subjects:  Spring, sea animals, classroom, insects, dinosaurs, playground, bedroom, transport, clown’s face, dragon, animals,

Working with Animals    Matching job with description regarding care of animals; 1st grade sentences, but job title “scientist” they would need help reading.

Silly Monsters    Match the silly monsters with their description.  Encourages sight word reading.

MORE  Matching Games     Subjects:  teeth, personality, working with animals, fireworks safety, seasons and animals, weather, gadgets, computers, monsters, monster jokes, human body, Halloween costumes

Paint It    These aren’t just interactive paint games, but also a following directions challenge through attentive listening.  Subjects:  bedroom, flags, pets, sea animals, playground, shapes, rainbow, clown’s face, winter clothes, transport, witch’s brew

Banana Milkshake        Challenging but possible for 1st grader…Read and arrang the order of instructions teaching us how to make a banana milkshake.

Make Your Own Story     Very cool interactive story maker.  They guide the choices, your child reads and chooses their favorite option to get the story written.

Crazy Critter Animal Maker    Cute game. Simpler words are used to give directions on making crazy animals.  Both reading and following directions are worked on with this one.

Songs: 

“The River”      Story/song with text and animated graphics.

MORE Songs    List of animated songs with text.

Choosing Faces    Practice listening with Face Match.  Read or listen to a description of a person. You’ll see six faces. Which is the right person? Click on the face and then click on ‘choose’ to see if you are correct.

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Much thanks to my little reading muse for inspiring me to prioritize publishing this post.  🙂  The Infamous FRIK

OH!  One more thing…here’s something cute I caught online this morning.  Just wanted to share a smile…

 video of Staff Caring for Baby Orangutan

  

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An attitude adjustment about learning

A different approach to learning how to write

Creatures of habit? or reinvention?

A campside reunion with philosophy

MI Mother Loses Custody of Child after Vaccine Reaction/Discontinue Antipsychotic Meds to Turn to Holistic Medicine

I begun following this case first as a mother who was dumbfounded that Michigan mother Maryanne Godboldo was losing custody of her 13 year old daughter and arrested for deciding to discontinue medicating her daughter with risperidone (Risperdal).  Things got dramatic during a police stand off after a court order filed by Child Protective Services [CPS].

Maryanne Godboldo was a dancer before quitting to raise her daughter.  She homeschooled her to give her the space, freedom, and individual attention to flourish in her education without her self esteem taking any hard knocks due to an amputation her daughter had.  She simply did not want her defined by her weakness, but full of her strengths.

As her daughter approached middle school, she asked to try out the public school experience.  Upon enrollment, she was forced to be vaccinated.  Unusual behaviors cropped up immediately.  Maryanne took her to the Children’s Center, a place for at-risk youth.  They instructed her to give her daughter the antipsychotic drug that caused the young teen to get worse.  After seeking a 2nd opinion, she chose holistic treatments.

Now, her 13 yo daughter is in a shelter run by the Children’s Center.  A judge has court-ordered that the Children’s Center discontinue giving her Risperdal.  Since then, an appeal has been filed to reverse the order.  The daughter also has tested positive for a STD.  Tests were taken upon arrival that were negative.  An investigation into sexual abuse at the children’s shelter is underway.

When she tested positive, she was sent to a hospital for 17 hours of treatment and observation.  Her family camped out at the hospital in a peaceful vigil of prayer and unity to make sure that she did not return back to the center.  It didn’t stop them from releasing her back to the same den of emotional isolation away from her loved ones.

Maryanne Godboldo was preparing to finish her degree and teach.  Now, she is facing felonies.  Her daughter was preparing to see what ‘she might be missing out on’ [an often overstated mantra] and is faced with more than any little girl should ever be forced.

I think often people internalize, “Ah – that’s in [insert any state besides home].  What does that have to do with me?  Glad I don’t live there.”  No wonder we seem more like 50 divided states instead of the 50 United States of America.  Bad legislation or enforcement sets a precedent…or rather lowers the bar for the quality of life for all of us.

Besides, who can just stand by without at least acknowledging the issue, talk about it, tweet, share it, and of course…join and “like” the group “I support Maryanne Godboldo“.  Her niece updates it frequently.  The latest news was they are in court trying to regain custody.  The judge is reported to have said that CPS were lowering their standards for reasons to take a child away from their parents.

 

Physician who advised Detroit mother says she was right to refuse psychotic drugs for daughter

 

Stand-Off Daughter Allegedly Sexually Assaulted While In State Care

 

 

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Call NC reps NOW – voting to turn holistic health providers into FELONS

Urgent:  This matter will be open for debate again in 20 minutes!  Scroll down to find out how to contact NC reps NOW — even if you don’t live in NC.

Update:  NC House has closed business today & will reconvene tomorrow 4/7/11 at 1:15pm.  Emphasis on – it is not too late to act now.

The 1st business of the day on my priority plate was to track the progress of this freedom stifling piece of legislation:  SB 31 titled to “Clarify Penalties for Unauthorized Practice of Medicine.”   Let’s quickly get down to business so that you too, can spread the word — FAST.

We all know how bills, acts, campaign slogans, and government agencies often title themselves in a confusing manner – almost as if it were meant to intentionally mislead.  So, let’s start there.  

1)  NC refuses to license alternative health care practitioners.  Since bill SB 31 also applies to out-of-state licensed holistic healers, then that also means they cannot perform their specialty within the state of NC without suffering the same penalties. 

2)  What’s the penalty?  FELON.   Yes, they actually seek to increase the penalty from a misdemeanor (which is still a violation of civil rights and natural law) to FELONY status.  That means:  no more voting rights, forget applying for a job (if you can find one outside of allopathic drug based healthcare, military, banking to begin with in this state), total disqualification for ANY government employment from park maintenance to secretarial, postal, or education…I think you understand the gravity of this criminal status.

3)  Even though Asheville, NC is 1 of the most popular and renowned cities in our entire continent, as well as the most progressive towards green, eco-friendly, organic lifestyle and health modalities – therefore provides plenty of proof of efficiency and safety in their own geographical corner of the state – SB 31 still has not been shutdown entirely.

4)  Holistic medicine encompasses a wide range of specialties from nutrition, herbs, acupuncture, to energy work like chakra therapy or reflexology, and includes Chinese Medicine practitioners.  Every single faction of alternative health is nothing new, experimental, or drug dependent.  On the contrary…it in fact is based on natural law (quite simply:  how natural substances relate to each other), and comes from a vast world of knowledge that has been known since the beginning of time, tried and tested throughout the ages by Asian and Native American cultures, yet may just be coming to light in your neck of the woods thanks to the Internet allowing us to share and store infinite amounts of this knowledge.

What has been happening in the medicine field in our country is akin to the strangling cultural breakdown of Native Americans once they were 1st forced from their homes and then later beaten for even speaking their native language or practicing their own traditions as children were seized from their families and forced into government boarding schools.  Within 1 generation, eons of knowledge collected over the course of their history nearly disappeared entirely.  Even basic things like what was good to eat or how to connect spiritually to our Great Creator and each other as well nearly vanished from their mindset. 

NC is leading the country on none other than a witch hunt.  At a time when other states are recognizing the now scientifically proven benefits of natural medicine, they are regressing back into the Stone Age pockets of corporate greed.  They are afterall, 1 of the leading states in modern medicinal research containing 3 prominent med schools.

Which brings me to this little known fact about med schools.  Only 8 out of 128 med schools in the entire nation even offer nutrition.  Granted, there is more to alternative medicine than just nutrition, but the proper knowledge of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, fats, proteins, and carbohydrates is the very basis of life, health, and thus by extension – medicine.

Here is a personal example from my own life of how atrocious SB 31 is and the detrimental effects of passing it could have:

My husband broke both the ulna and radius of his left arm.  He went to an orthopedist who had practiced in NC for years.  Every 4-6 weeks for 8 months, he visited this orthopedist (bone specialist), receiving x-rays each time that sadly confirmed there was NO sign of healing or bone fusing whatsoever.  I began worrying that he was indeed diabetic. 

During this 8 months of orthopedic visits, he had to turn down 2 different high paying job offers as an electrician because they saw him as an immediate liability.  (He had been laid off >1yr when the break occurred.)

Having seen my chiropractor (the man was phenomenal) and learning that he bases his treatments on getting to the core of problems through nutrition v.s. relying on prescribing pain pills or muscle relaxers, I gained immense respect for him.  When I realized he was also an acupuncturist, I began thinking maybe he could help my husband. 

The acupuncture consultation was free.  Let me repeat:  FREE.  He viewed x-rays taken 2 weeks prior and immediately asked J, “Do you drink sodas?”  Again, my mind starts thinking, “Oh no, diabetes!”  My husband replied, “Maybe 1 or 2  20 ounce bottles a day is all.”  Our alternative healthcare provider’s instant response:  STOP NOW.  

I told him, “Sure, no problem, but you have my curiosity picked, so could you please explain why?”   The answer:  Phosphates keep your body from using calcium, so even if you take supplements, the calcium remains free floating in your bloodstream and isn’t able to be used to rebuild bone.  Sodas are full of phosphates due to phosphoric acid as an ingredient. 

Guess what?  My husband quit cold turkey and FOUR WEEKS later was 98% healed.  We were never charged a dime for that visit, yet we owe the incompetent orthopedist for 2 surgeries, 8 months worth of visits, and an additional $2500 for an useless machine that he promised would cost only $800-$1000 and would be returnable.  The machine – even though for external use only – is non-returnable. 

Back to business though:  Time to GET ON THE HORN and let NC state representatives know that what they are doing steps on your freedom, blackmails your life by holding your wallet and mortgage for ransom, and creates criminals out of truly good Samaritans who in fact do know what they are talking about and who also seek to empower the “patient” – not create a dependency on any system, much less any chemical artificial substance proven to ruin health and destroy lives.

Think I’m going overboard by saying the modern Western medicine practices hold your life or mortgage at ransom?  How about considering we are THE ONLY developed nation in the world where foreclosures are soaring in large part due to unpaid medical costs. 

You do not have to live in NC to get your voice heard or to state the case supporting alternative healthcare.  Please call now.  Then, email. 

Progress of Senate Bill 31 [SB 31]

Full text of SB 31

Live Feed of NC General Assembly 

Contact NC representatives

When you’re finished there, another great read: 

North Carolina SB 31 bill seeks to turn healers into felons; but the health freedom backlash has already begun

 

 

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Scientific Research Proves Vaccines Can Cause Cancer

For all you out there who suggest that the “anti-vaxers” [opposing vaccines] are out to lunch, or want to do your own research before you make a decision to not vaccinate, here is a deluge of credible research to begin.  Heavy stuff, but worth your time.  This is our children, our lives, our future, we’re talking about here.

To Thine Ownself be True ~ pH-at Naturopath 

Scientific evidence of the relationship between cancer and vaccines, as well as stealthy VIRAL pathogens found in vaccines, and the modern day autoimmune conditions that are often caused by 3 out of 8 “dirty” vaccines (not to mention the harmful other ingredients in vaccines):

The FDA has confirmed this by using PCR technology.  3 out of 8 old polio virus vaccine samples were found to have DNA from SCMV [simian cytomegalovirus].  Two studies found an increased risk of cancer among children vaccinated with polio.

Polio vaccines, Simian Virus 40, and human cancer:  the epidemiologic evidence for a causal association

Cancer-causing Vaccines, AIDS, Polio, & Monkey Business

 

Cytomegalovirus (SCMV), a “stealth virus” capable of causing neurological disorders in the human brain is also the cancer-causing monkey virus found in 3 of 8 strains of polio vaccines and administered to millions of unsuspecting people throughout the world.  It was just 1 of numerous simian viruses known to have contaminated polio vaccines.

The polio vaccine: a critical assessment of its arcane history, efficacy,
and long-term health-related consequences

Leukemia and brain cancer now account for nearly 1/2 of all childhood cancers.  In the last 20 years asthma has increased by 300%, ADHD and allergies by 400%, autism by a staggering 1500%, and learning disabilities by 55%, a cautious estimate.

Dr Anju Usman & her family’s experience :

A JAB IN THE DARK.  Are our children being over vaccinated?

Here is a great article…except for the last paragraph regarding finding a vaccine to help.  Little did this writer know that the virus /pathogens he talks about are often found in vaccines as per earlier articles above.

The Insanity Virus | Mental Health | DISCOVER Magazine

 

Another great article from a great doctor, Dr Suzanne Humphries:  “Are Vaccines a Gift from God?” 

 
Boyd Haley, phD comments in regards to this article: 

“As a retired professor of biochemistry/chemistry who taught in a medical school for 20+ years it is indeed sad to read what Dr. [Suzanne] Humpries writes, but especially because there is a lot of truth to it.  Basically, just comparing the infant and childhood mortality rates of the USA (the most highly vaccinated children) to other countries that do not vaccinate as early or as much as the USA it quite telling.  The USA has one of the highest infant and childhood (1-5 years age) death rates of modern countries, yet this never gets discussed on major media.  It definitely points out that there is something wrong with our medical care system.  The inaction and lack of addressing this issue by our federal health agencies is one of the major failures of American society.  We indeed are producing sick children incapable of being what they could be.  The past academic successes of USA children, when compared to foreign competitors, shows that we are now failing in our responsibilities toward these infants and youngsters — and I am afraid that our Congress members could care less at this time.”

Feb 10, 2011 peer reviewed and fully indexed Journal of Immunotoxicology, 2011 states the following:

“The MMR II vaccine is contaminated with HUMAN DNA (aborted fetal tissue) from the cell line.  This human DNA could be the cause of the spikes in incidence.  An additional increased spike in incidence of autism occurred in 1995 when the chicken pox vaccine was grown in human fetal tissue (Merck and Co., Inc., 2001; Breuer, 2003).

Taken together, these data support the hypothesis that residual human DNA in some vaccines might cause autism.”

 

New Medical Journal Review: Vaccine Injury is a Documented Cause of Autism 

To Thine Ownself be True ~ pH-at Naturopath

Other articles contributed by pH-at Naturopath:

Anxiety, Amnesia, Anesthesia – Pick Your Poison

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part 2: Law Enforcement Terrorist ID Training

Part 2  –  view part 1 here

There are several things that we, the patriotic, self-sufficient defenders of liberty can do to counter this effort. 

First, get involved in local elections.  Elect county sheriffs who will not fall for such propaganda nor go along with oppressive federal agendas.  Elect city council members who will not tolerate such behavior by their city police department.  Elect state representatives who will hold state agencies accountable for participating in such tactics.  Bring these issues up during elections, demand a public statement on their position on such propaganda and a promise to stand against these efforts while in office. 

Second, get to know your local law enforcement officers.  It is much more difficult for DHS to brainwash officers against people they personally know.  When you are known as a neighbor or friend, these officers are far less likely to submit your name to a terrorist watch list or view you as a potential terrorist.  Local officers should be personally offended when they hear members of their community slandered in such ways.

Third, always be friendly and courteous when speaking to your local officers.  Even if that officer has fallen for this propaganda, be sure not to resemble the negative stereotypes labeled to us.  After the fifth, sixth or maybe tenth time he deals with one of us, he or she may come to realize we are no threat to law enforcement or anyone for that matter.

Eventually, the officer may attend one of these training sessions, hear the propaganda and say to himself, “This isn’t true, I’ve dealt with many people like this, they are God-fearing, liberty loving Americans, they are not the enemy!”

I hope you find this information useful.  Please remember that there are many people in law enforcement that have not, and will never, fall for DHS propaganda.  Some of the most patriotic defenders of liberty and believers in self-sufficiency can be found in law enforcement.  Many officers like me [the original author] will continue to do our part to fight tyranny from within while the general public can do its part by electing liberty-minded candidates to office and educating their friends and neighbors about issues important to all of us.

How to be a Responsible Citizen & Get Involved

One Love ~ The Infamous Frik n’ Frak

Law Enforcement Terrorist ID Training

The following information was sent to me from a friend and details the training being provided by DHS [Dept. of Homeland Security] to local law enforcement that focuses on the dominant model of complete social control. Officers are routinely instructed how to recognize “extremists” and “domestic terrorist.” Read the descriptons below and see if it sounds like anyone you know.

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I’ve been in law enforcement for the past 18 years.  I have attended a variety of training over those years.  During the 1990s, most training I attended was community-oriented, sponsored by local agencies or private companies specializing in police training.  Themes common to training of the past included topics such as constitutional rights, community partnerships, youth-oriented programs, and problem-oriented policing.

During the past several years, I have witnessed a dramatic shift in the focus of law enforcement training.  Law enforcement courses have moved away from a local community focus to a federally dominated model of complete social control.  Most training I have attended over the past two years have been sponsored by Department of Homeland Security (DHS), namely the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

No matter what topic the training session concerns, every DHS sponsored course I have attended over the past few years never fails to branch off into warnings about potential domestic terrorists in the community.  While this may sound like a valid officer and community safety issue, you may be disturbed to learn how our federal government describes a typical domestic terrorist.

These federal trainers describe the dangers of “extremists” and “militia groups” roaming the community and hiding in plain sight, ready to attack.  Officers are instructed how to recognize these domestic terrorists by their behavior, views, and common characteristics.  State data bases are kept to track suspected domestic terrorists, and officers are instructed on reporting procedures to state and federal agencies.  The state I work in, like many others, have what is known as a “fusion center” that compiles a watch list of suspicious people.

So how does a person qualify as a potential domestic terrorist?  Based on the training I have attended, here are characteristics that qualify:

Expressions of libertarian philosophies (statements, bumper stickers)

Second Amendment-oriented views (NRA or gun club membership, holding aCCW permit)

Survivalist literature (fictional books such as “Patriots” and “One Second After”are mentioned by name)

Self-sufficiency (stockpiling food, ammo, hand tools, medical supplies)

Fear of economic collapse (buying gold and barter items)

Religious views concerning the book of Revelation (apocalypse, anti-Christ)

Expressed fears of Big Brother or big government

Homeschooling

Declarations of Constitutional rights and civil liberties

Belief in a New World Order conspiracy

A recent training session I attended encouraged law enforcement agencies to work with business owners to alert police when customers appear to be stockpiling items.  An example was given that a federal agent was monitoring customers at a well known hunting and fishing retail outlet and noting who was purchasing certain items.  This is something to remember the next time you purchase a case of ammo at one of these popular outdoor sports retail stores.

Methods of developing evidence of terrorist activity from virtually any search have also been discussed.  Various common materials which may be associated with homemade explosives are listed:  lengths of pipe, gunpowder, matches, flammable liquids and fireworks.  Officers are told when these items are found, they can be listed as “bomb making materials.”  The training even goes so far as to instruct officers that the items are cleverly disguised as legitimate, such as gasoline stored near a lawn mower, pipes stored in a shop building, or gunpowder stored with reloading materials.

One course I attended used the example of a person employed as a plumber being the target of a search warrant.  In this example, the officers were told how to use his employment as a plumber as further evidence of terrorism.  The suspect’s employment would be described as an elaborate scheme to justify possessing pipes and chemicals so as to have bomb making materials readily available.  Based on this example, all plumbers are potential pipe bomb makers.  All gun dealers are plotting to provide arms to gangs or terrorists.  All pest control companies are preparing mass poisonings.

By using this logic, simply having the ability to do something criminal automatically makes the person guilty of plotting the crime.  With all the various methods of manufacturing methamphetamine, it would also be easy to claim that a disassembled clandestine drug lab was located during the search.  In other words, it is easy to frame anyone for possessing bomb making materials (or other crimes) if the officer knows what items to list in the report and how to link these items to terrorism.

Another common tactic used in DHS sponsored training is the slander of certain ideologies by linking an erroneous characteristic to a particular group.  Here are some examples:

These groups might:

hold the anniversaries of certain dates as significant such a Ruby Ridge, Waco, and so by diluted comparison – Hitler’s birthday;

oppose abortion, support gun rights and therefore must be [sarcasm]affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan;

fearful of big government, espouse support for the Constitution, and so would then ‘want to kill police officers’ [their paranoid ideology, not ours].

OR maybe they collect firearms, survivalist books, and explosives – which of course, would be anything flammable.  [No cook-out tonight, hon’!]

Perhaps these citizens labeled as extremists and falsely assumed terrorists read books such as Patriots, One Second After, and The Anarchist Cookbook.

These targeted groups also include religious zealots, read the book of Revelation, speak of the second coming of Christ, and so thus must be planning mass murders to summon the end of the world. [again, not an accusation, but their justification]

These people grow their own food, raise livestock, and would only do so to plot attacks on commercial food production facilities.  [Yes, really.  This is what they are training us to think.]

Do you see how this tactic works?  List common characteristics of libertarian/conservative minded people, then throw in a slanderous accusation.  If A and B apply, then you should automatically presume C applies as well.  If they were disturbed by the incidents at Ruby Ridge and Waco, then obviously they must celebrate Hitler’s birthday.  Officers are being conditioned to assume criminal and terroristic views when politically-incorrect views are observed.  As simple-minded and ridiculous as this line of thinking is, there are some officers who unfortunately buy into this.

Another training session I attended two years ago discussed the dangers of people who have strong views of the U.S. Constitution.  [Imagine, an American citizen honoring our founding document, the design of democracy…being labeled a terrorist.] 

One trainer made the statement that “these people actually believe the Second Amendment gives them the personal right to own a gun.” Of course, the trainer failed to mention that our Founding Fathers, as well as recent Supreme Court rulings, verify this view as being completely accurate.  The obvious attempt here was to suggest to officers that the Second Amendment does not apply to individual gun ownership and to be suspicious of anyone who holds such a view.

It was also stressed to be cautious of anyone who quotes the Constitution and even worse, actually possesses a copy of this radical document.  Unbelievable, I know.  Incredibly, in the United States of America today belief in our founding legal principles is now grounds for being labeled a domestic terrorism.  Imagine how they would respond to some of the known statements of Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, or George Mason concerning the issue of individual liberty and limited government.  It is true that one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.

So, how to deal with it?  Continue here.

Make Democracy Work for You – Here’s How

We would like to thank our guest authors at Take Back America for sharing this with us today:
Being an engaged, active, and responsible citizen requires more than casting a ballot on voting day.  Our responsibility as citizens does not end when we exit the voting booth, rather that is the moment at which the true responsibility begins.
Whether or not the person for whom you voted actually gets into office should not deter you from making them work for the people. Remember, our tax dollars pay their salaries; therefore, regardless of whether or not the person sitting in office is the one for whom you voted he/she is still our employee.  As such, it is up to each of us to ensure that they are working for the people.

This requires some effort on our part.  This requires us to keep up on legislation on the floor and to write, call, or email our elected representatives on a regular basis.  We have far more disclosure in our government than many of us may realize. Every bill currently on the floor of our state and federal houses is available for our review. 

State legislation is available for review on your state’s website.  Simply type in your state’s two letter abbreviation and state legislation (ex. pa state legislation) into your search engine and you can browse bills currently on the floor.   Federal legislation can be viewed at thomas.gov.

As much as I want to place all of the blame on the government for failing us and on the rich for bribing this country out from under us, We the People must take some of the blame upon ourselves.  For too long we have remained silent.  We have been complacent.  We have been lackadaisical bosses.
If we want our country back, if we want the political system to work in our favor then we must work for it.  We must make the ultimate sacrifice – our time and energy.  We must take responsibility.  We must take action. 
The rich get the attention because they make the most noise:  they have lobbyist who make phone calls, write letters, and make meetings.  Yet, the rich make up only 2% of the population.  This means that there are over 294 million of us and only about 6 million of them.  Imagine the force We the People could be if all of us performed our duty as citizens; if we each wrote letters, made phones, or sent emails to our state and federal representatives every month.  The squeaky wheel gets the grease, so let’s be the squeaky wheel. 
Time to make some noise!
 
Here are a few examples of sites where you can view state legislation:
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From each state site you can also find out who your representatives are and how to contact them by entering your zip code.
Then, there’s US Congress, both House and Senate.  From these sites you can find out who represents your district and how to contact them.
To actually view legislation currently debated or introduced in Congress, visit here.  It would be more effective to start here before contacting your reps so that you can have the name/number of the exact bill in front of you as you voice your support or opposition.
The political process will only work for the people if We the People are willing to put in the effort to make it do so.
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Vegetarian Cheese made with GMO Calf Rennin/Rennet

 editor’s note:  Rennin, rennet, chymosin are all names used for the same thing > an enzyme that is added to milk as the first step in making cheese, or for making junket.   Sometimes, the terminology is more distinct, rennet being the stomach extract, while rennin or chymosin are names for the pure enzyme itself, which is the active ingredient in the extract. – WordIQ.

This piece is brought to you by our collaborative contributor Sleuth for Truth who volunteers the majority of her time researching nutrition, natural health, and civil rights violations.

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In 1990 a genetically modified organism [GMO] rennin substitute was passed by the FDA.  In the USA and UK near 90% of cheese is produced using the GMO rennin!  It has been the best kept secret ever!  Tesco and Marks & Spencer [aka, M&S] grocery stores repeatedly assured me that no GMO was used in their cheese production.  I did not believe them, and I kept at them and at them until they told me the truth. 

I made this video to highlight my journey with Marks & Spencer trying to get the truth out of them.  All of their cheeses use the GMO rennin — their organic cheeses!


 

I suspect Tesco do as well, but they will not admit it.  I am currently trying to find out exactly which organic certification board thinks it is OK to use GMO rennin.
The Vegetarian Society also endorse the GMO rennin.  As the GMO rennin is cloned from the actual rennin extracted from a dead calves stomach, I asked did they not think they were deceiving vegetarians with their endorsement?  They said they ‘believe it better that one calf should die than thousands.’
I put it to them:  if they had not have endorsed it, then the cheese manufacturers would have been forced to use one of the natural plant rennins.

The FDA granted the original patent and license to Pfizer (the drug giant).
Any substance taken from a plant cannot be patented, no money in that, so the GMO rennin totally took over the market.  It was becoming too expensive to kill calves at a day old to harvest the rennin, so a substitute had to be found.

The substance in the rennin that causes the curds and whey to separate is chymosin.  They started off with rennin from a dead calves stomach, extracted the chymosin, then produced clones of the calves rennin.  They now also use rennin from piglets and lambs.

Tesco, environmental health, and Marks & Spencer all tell me no GMO is left in the cheese or whey, but they could not furnish me with studies or tests that might prove this.  Other advocates of this GMO chymosin say only a small percentage is left in the cheese, and more in the whey!  Whey is in everything:  chocolate, biscuits, ice cream, etc…

Asking a vegetarian to eat cheese produced from cloned rennin, is akin to saying, eat that sheep – its OK – its only a clone!!!!!!  I have not been onto all the other supermarket chains, but I think we can take it as a given….they all use it! 
The Co-Op [The Co-operative Group, LTD] seems to be the only supermarket in the UK who has shown any respect for their customers being the only ones that have it on the label that a GMO is used in the production of the cheese.  They have at least allowed their customers the choice if they want to consume food produced using a GMO.
MUCH respect to The Co-op!  I WILL NOW BE DOING A LOT MORE OF MY SHOPPING AT THE CO-OP BECAUSE OF THEIR HONESTY.  I won’t eat the GMO cheese, but AT LEAST The Co-op warns you…in BIG LETTERS!
The rest are lying, deceitful cons who have maintained this lie for years.  I dare anyone to ring Marks & Spencer or Tesco and ask if they use GMO in the production of their cheeses – they will say no!  It took me months to get the truth out of them, and I now have it in writing.  It suited them all just fine that the “useless eaters” had no clue what they were eating!
I beg you all, please spread the word on this, tell everyone, and start shouting.  Do what I do:  phone them, make a fuss, call them liars – because that is what they are!  Marks & Spencer especially bum and blow all the time about their store being totally GMO free!  Half the food in their food has had the GMO chymosin used in the production.  Rotten liars!
 
Then there is all the things that contain GMO whey:  chocolate, ice cream, pies, biscuits… this DNA altering mess is in everything!  Cadbury and Nestle both use a lot of whey in their chocolate.  It’s a bulking agent – it bulks the chocolate up AND it bulks you up!

Here is information on the production of chymosin.

Then this link details the totally inadequate testing that was done on chymosin which seems to have been done by Pfizer….like they could be trusted.  I have been trying to establish who exactly produces the GMO chymosin, but so far no luck!  Whatever the big secret is, no one will tell me.

I’m still on this case; I’m not finished with them all yet!  Look forward to updates by checking back often or follow us by FREE email subscription.
Until then — stand for something and assume nothing!
Your very own,
Sleuth for Truth

Anxiety, Amnesia, Anesthesia – Pick Your Poison

The following is brought to us by an additional collaborative contributor: pH-at Naturopath. He brings incredible research, life experience, and analysis on several issues regarding the state of our healthcare system, personal health, and pure, unabashed freedom for all.

His passion resounds straight from the heart (with a good dose of intellect) that began when his child began to suffer tremendously after a stiff vaccine regimen. Through this process, many of his own problems throughout life began to make a little more sense when he realized he, too, had been “vaccine damaged” leaving him floating along the milder end of the autistic spectrum with Asperger’s Syndrome.

The culmination of health problems led him into a career as a naturopath: a natural based health care provider. Here, he gives us insight into American psychiatrist Dr. Peter Breggin, critic of biological psychiatry and psychiatric medication, after having read several of Dr. Breggin’s books.

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p-Hat Naturopath:

I must tell you that I have never been so overwhelmed by profound knowledge than when I read Dr. Breggin’s work. Without a doubt, the depth of knowledge that he shares is without equal. It is my hope that as you read this small portion of his work, you will read “Brain-Disabling Treatments In Psychiatry” in its entirety, and continue your quest for truth in medicine with his other books as well.

Every naturopathic practitioner should be required to study Dr. Breggin. I do not hold out much hope for traditional allopathic practitioners. Occasionally, we will see 1 or 2 peel out of the flock. For the most part — they are all locked in the stricture of the AMA (American Medical Association) and “the standard of care” ideology.

From chapter 12 of Dr. Peter Breggin’s book “Brain-Disabling Treatments In Psychiatry“:

No drugs are obviously more brain-disabling and spellbinding than the benzodiazepines (BZ’s). They produce a continuum of central nervous system (CNS) effects that begins with a feeling of relaxation, progresses toward somnolence, and in sufficient doses causes a coma deep enough to use as anesthesia in major surgery. The continuum of effects is very similar to alcohol, but the BZ’s can suppress the CNS without producing as much drunkenness (slurred speech and ataxia) and can more effectively produce the depth of soma necessary for surgery.

FRONTIER RESEARCH IN ANESTHESIOLOGY
CONFIRMS THE BRAIN-DISABLING PRINCIPLE

Because they have no ax to grind about treating anxiety with BZ’s and other CNS depressants, anesthesiologists have been more honest in evaluating their effects.  All currently used forms of anesthesia work by enhancing the effect of the neurotransmitter system receptors known as gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), including the long-acting diazepam (Valium) used to treat anxiety and the ultra-short-acting midazolam (Versed) used intravenously to produce anesthesia…

… In evaluating the latest advances in anesthesiology in 2007, Dr. Beverley Orser, Professor of Anesthesiology and Physiology at the University of Toronto, discussed the mechanism faction of anesthetics, including BZ’s.  Her description confirmed the brain-disabling principle in regard to these drugs:

Even at the local level, if one imagines groups of neurons as forming lines in a vast telephone network, the effect of general anesthesia is analogous to pulling out the plugs at the switchboard.

This kind of general disruption of brain function and consciousness takes place when an individual undergoes anesthesia — or takes BZ’s to relieve anxiety.  Unfortunately, Dr. Orser’s level of sophistication about the brain-disabling effects of BZ’s is sorely missing among psychiatric drug experts who persist in believing that their chemicals treat specific psychiatric disorders similar to the way insulin treats diabetes.

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Back to pH-at Naturopath:
It is my sincere hope that those of you who read this get the clearly stated message: 

 Psychiatric medications “are not specific in their action.” 

They are, in fact, dangerous.  Truly mind altering…and not of the pleasant, “normalizing” variety.  Somewhere, someone got the notion you could stuff 1950’s sitcom personalities into a patented chemical formulation into a pill and society swallowed it whole.  Perhaps an attitude derivative of the “shut ’em up, pucker up” era in question where in just recent history, women were expected to be seen and not heard just as much as the children. 

Usher in the “I want it – NOWVeruca Salt era of instant gratification, top it with a good dose of prescription bonuses (particularly from every new synthetic drug that needs a pusher on the market) and there you have it:  the perfect formula for disinformation of the public and I truly speculate misinformation of most medical students. 

Dr. Breggin points out the notion that these drugs are wrongly believed to function similarly to diabetes drugs.  That introduces a whole other future post, but I will leave you with this to think about: 

Never will we benefit fully by synthetic analogs of the real thing, whether they are injected or swallowed. 

 

Holistically  Yours ~  pH-at  Naturopath

For more information:

Center for the Study of Empathic Therapy, Education, & Living

 Mental Dysfunction and Addiction Caused by Benzodiazepines

Which Drugs are Benzodiazepines
16 Different Books by Dr. Peter Breggins

  

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