Monday, September 30, 2013

What if I Told You Carrots Cure Cancer?





What is neat about this particular anecdote is that is something anyone can do.  Five pounds of carrots turned into a high quality juice is an excellent  component in anyone’s diet and is easy to take.  It quite inevitably shifts the dietary balance over into the high vegetable protocol recommended for heart disease as well.

Once you have the necessary high quality juicer which leaves nothing behind, .you will also want to add other veggies as well such as cabbages and beets and turnips.  All these present issues while eating raw but are sweet and tasty when raw.  I used to shave turnip in order to enjoy the fresh taste.  That also works with carrots.

The key is to simply add it into your dietary regimen and displace whatever is necessary as painlessly as possible.

What if I told you carrots cure cancer?
Friday, September 27, 2013 by: Paul Fassa


(NaturalNews) Ann Cameron, an author of 15 children's books, cured her Stage 4 cancer with carrot juice only. She states, "I believe from personal experience that carrots can cure cancer - and rapidly, without chemotherapy, radiation, or other dietary changes."


On June 6, 2012, Ann had surgery for Stage 3 colon cancer. She had decided against chemotherapy and actually started feeling better, until about November 6, 2012.


A routine follow-up CT scan indicated lung cancer. She was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer which had metastasized to the lungs. Her doctor predicted a two to three year life expectancy.

She was advised that radiation would be useless, and chemotherapy was recommended, but it wouldn't extend her life.
Five Pounds of Carrots Juiced Daily
Sadly, Ann's husband died of lung cancer in 2005, but not until they had tried about twenty recommended "substances" over a six month period. Ann embarked on an intensive research campaign to find an alternative protocol that would heal her.


In her search, she came across a man who had cured his cancer with nothing but carrots. His name was Ralph Cole, and he had cured his small squamous cell cancer (on his neck) by drinking 5 pounds of carrots juiced daily. Ralph shared his carrot curing protocol freely with anyone who would listen.


On November 17, Ann began a daily regimen of 5 pounds of juiced carrots (one quart to a quart and one-third daily). Ann juiced in the morning, drank a glass and then refrigerated the rest, which she finished off throughout the day. Ann faithfully continued juicing five pounds of 
carrots daily. [  this also makes an excellent snacking food as well – arclein ]


The only exception was every month or so when she was traveling she would forgo the carrot juice for three or four days consecutively.


Ann had no chemo, no radiation and no other dietary modifications except carrot juice. She continued eating meat and sometimes indulged in various unhealthy foods, including ice cream.

Ann cautioned, "I don't recommend ice cream for 
cancer, but only want to emphasize that drinking carrot juice was the only change I made in my life, besides gratefully accepting prayers and good energy from friends and asking for wisdom and help from Whoever is up there in the Beyond."


A PET scan (Positron Emission Tomography) on November 27, 2012, corroborated the earlier CT scan: "Enlarged swollen lymph nodes, containing two 1 inch long by 1/4 inch diameter rapidly growing tumors between the lungs."


On January 7, 2013, after eight weeks of daily carrot juicing, another follow-up CT scan revealed that the cancerous tumors had stopped growing, there had been some tumor shrinkage and there was a reduction in swollen lymph nodes.
CT Scans
March 2013: The cancer had not grown. No new cancer, no swollen lymph nodes, and tumors continued shrinking. July 30, 2013: The cancer was gone! All swollen cancerous lymph nodes had returned to normal.


Summary
• Two weeks of daily carrot juicing: no improvement.
• Eight weeks of juicing: the cancer stopped growing and tumors began shrinking.
• Four months of juicing: all the lymph nodes in the lungs were normal.
• Eight months of juicing: all the cancer was gone!
Carrots and Cancer Research
Falcarinol is an antioxidant found in carrots and has proven anticancer properties. Researchers in the UK and Denmark reduced cancerous tumors by 1/3 in mice and rats with lab induced cancers.

Additionally, a human study found that consumption of carrot juice increased blood levels of carotenoids in breast cancer survivors. The researchers believe that increased carotenoid blood levels acts as a cancer preventive.

Sources for more information include:

Paul Fassa is dedicated to warning others about the current corruption of food and medicine and guiding others toward a direction for better health with no restrictions on health freedom. You can visit his blog at 
http://healthmaven.blogspot.com




DCA Progress With Cancer





I posted on this two years ago and the effort continues to show serious promise.  What will happen soon enough is that this work will likely go to clinical trials in china first and gain approval there.  It appears very promising and even if it does not actually cure the disease, its clear ability to reverse the disease in much of the tumor will surely be hugely beneficial.

Hopefully this additional publicity will attract fresh funding and speed all this along.

In the meantime we do have clinical work underway with clearly positive results, but not again it does not appear to be fully curative.  I have added the second report to provide a realistic expectation for users who attempt this therapy.




DCA shown to kill cancer cells, but Big Pharma has no interest in this inexpensive potential cure
Thursday, September 26, 2013 by: Ethan A. Huff

(NaturalNews) A doctor and professor of medicine at the University of Alberta in Canada claims to have identified a novel substance that he says demonstrably kills cancer cells without causing harmful side effects and yet costs just pennies a dose. It is known as dichloroacetic acid, or DCA, and Dr. Evangelos Michelakis, M.D., believes it could be the next breakthrough treatment in the fight against cancer, that is if a government entity or pharmaceutical company would ever be willing to put forth appropriate funding for human clinical trials.


But this is unlikely to happen anytime soon, as there is currently no patent on DCA, and thus no incentive for private industry to research its potential benefits as a cancer treatment -- it's all about the money, after all, not public health. And governments are likely to ignore DCA as well, even though the medical research funds they disburse are intended for this very type of research, which is otherwise overlooked by the private sector in favor of more profitable undertakings.


But that has not stopped Dr. Michelakis from conducting his own research on animals, which thus far has shown some promising outcomes in targeting cancer cells and tumors. A recent report aired by CTV News in Canada explains how DCA, a drug that has actually been around for quite a while, is finding new vigor as an effective cancer treatment. What has long been used as a treatment merely for certain rare medical conditions could also be a, dare we say it, cure for cancer.


Based on initial trials, mice intentionally bred with certain human cancers responded positively to 
DCA when it was added to their drinking water. Brain, breast and lung tumors, it turns out, shrunk by an astounding 70 percent after just three weeks of treatment with DCA. And according to Dr. Michelakis, the drug compound did not cause any harmful side effects, leaving fully intact healthy cells and other tissues that are otherwise damaged by conventional chemotherapy or radiation treatments.


Not only this, but DCA also appears to help reanimate the energy-producing mechanisms found in healthy cells, which are known as mitochondria, giving them new life. Once activated and brought up to speed, these mitochondria elicit new abilities to trigger 
cancer apoptosis, or cancer cells essentially committing suicide on their own.


"These kinds of results, in my mind, are as good as it gets," stated Dr. Michelakis to CTV News about his findings. "We hope that we can attract the interest of universities here in Canada and in the United States."


Cheap, effective and patent-free means Big Pharma isn't interested


What it would take, according to general estimates, is about $100 million dollars and many years' worth of testing and trials to get DCA approved as an officially recognized treatment for cancer here in North America. Time will tell whether or not any of this actually happens though, as the pharmaceutical industry keeps a pretty tight lid on anything having to do with cancer treatments, since the cancer industry is a multi-billion dollar profit machine.


"This is exactly what we want is a drug that has activity, and that also has minimal side effects for patients," added Dr. Dario Altieri from the University of Massachusetts about the promising benefits of DCA.


You can view the full CTV News segment on DCA at LiveLeak.com:
http://www.liveleak.com

Dr. Michelakis was also recently interviewed by television personality Glenn Beck:
http://youtube.com

You can also learn more about Dr. Michelakis' work by visiting Canadians for Health Research:

Dr. Lemmo’s clinical experiences with DCA: intravenous and oral.

LEMMO Integrated Cancer Care Inc. is the first center in Canada & USA and most parts of the world since 2008 to use the intravenous form of DCA in cancer.

When Dr. Michelakis from the University of Alberta published his research showing how a simple vinegar-like chemical could have the ability to kill cancer cells in the laboratory back in October 2008 (and the following media attention he received) some of my more eager patients became enthralled with this potential chemotherapeutic agent and as a consequence so did my learning begin into DCA. Interestingly, the first data I found using DCA & cancer was published by a Dr. Pan from the Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research in Toronto back in April 2007.
As the name implies, DCA is short for Dichloro Acetic acid or Dichloro Acetate. It has a history in medicine for helping to treat a group of metabolic diseases (i.e. mitochondrial genetic diseases) in children primarily but also in adults for several decades. It has also been more loosely studied in other fields of medicine as well (i.e. exercise, COPD, heart failure, etc.). Because it is a rather simple chemical to make, it is considered a fairly inexpensive medicine. Moreover, because of its simplicity and low cost, most drug companies do not pay much attention to its use because of the more limited money or profit which can be generated as compared to medicines which are patentable or where the intellectual property (IP) can be secured.
I was happy to see the publicity that Dr. Michelakis had managed to stir about DCA and its relationship in cancer care and also exposing some of the politics behind getting non-patentable and lower cost medicines into more main-stream medicine. I even recall seeing Dr. Michelakis on CNN Larry King show on TV. As a consequence of this publicity, whether I wanted my patients to or not, the use of DCA for the treatment of their cancer(s) had become more of a common theme (i.e. it was becoming out of my control). Internet websites were popping up all over the place, selling DCA and providing treatment advice. Since that time, here in Canada and in the United States, DCA has been placed into a prescription category and its use has become more limited and regulated.
What I decided, in order to better help my patients the best I could, was to help those individuals who were interested in using DCA and at the very least monitor and try help avoid any unforeseen danger. When you are more specialized in the area of cancer like myself, you are better able to follow up patients, order the appropriate testing and perform the examinations to make sure that things are moving in the right direction or, conversely, to make suggestions or recommendations if things are going in the wrong direction.
Throughout the years of monitoring my patients with DCA, which included its eventual side-effect in causing numbness in the body (i.e. hands, feet, face, etc.), I had an inclination as to what its more dominant value would be in oncology medicine.

Case No. 1: anaplastic oligodendroglioma (1p/19q chromosome normal)—brain cancer

One of the first patients where I suggested the use of DCA was in a 39 year old woman who was diagnosed with a type of brain tumor known as an Anaplastic oligodendroglioma. She received surgery to get as much of the tumor the surgeon could (some was left behind) followed by radiation and the oral chemo pill known as Temozolomide which she continues to this day. The patient was stable for over a year receiving a comprehensive naturopathic oncology treatment alongside her standard oncology care. The patient thrived throughout. What was more unique about this patient versus others, however, is that even though her brain tumor was stable and she could be this way for many, many years as several of my patients have demonstrated, she had a goal of wanting the tumor completely gone! It was during this process (and eventual push) where DCA had come into question and her desire would become a greater reality.
I had noticed that DCA caused numbness in the hands & feet as a common side-effect which for me implied that the medicine managed to penetrate into the nervous system and possibly the brain and have an effect there. Based on these observations and gaining a better comfort with DCA, together, we decided to incorporate DCA into her protocol and see how things would go. However, in this case, while most patients were using DCA orally (in pill or powder form), I used an intravenous form that I used in helping out another patient with advanced ovarian cancer. To my knowledge, there was nobody else using DCA intravenously for the treatment of cancer anywhere and this was the first way on how I began using it. There is data using DCA by injection for non-cancer related medical conditions in research papers (i.e. COPD, exercise, congestive heart failure) which gave me some security about its potential use and safety for patients.
During the very first injection, the patient with brain cancer began to experience a “tingling” sensation in the area of the tumor site on her head. I had never seen this before in my years of specializing in cancer. I had initial concerns whether this was a good effect or a negative effect (which I later learned was OK). Together we continued a protocol of DCA twice weekly combined with low doses of vitamin C and B-vitamins mixed into the intravenous bag to theoretically help with any potential nervous system side-effects. Moreover, throughout, the patient also continued on the oral Temozolomide chemotherapy (there was no negative interaction). We had noticed that as time progressed, the tingling sensation in her head subsided and we were not certain what this had meant. The next MRI scan revealed again a stable image, and in the following several months, another MRI scan of the brain indicated the tumor was either dead or inactive. This observation was a wonderful outcome! Was this due to the combination of DCA and chemotherapy, DCA or the chemotherapy agent alone? Typically in this kind of brain tumor subtype, chemotherapy is considered not as effective and survival is poorer as compared to those with more favourable genetics (i.e. 1p/19q chromosome deletion). Following approximately 5 years the patient had stopped DCA along with other treatments including Temozolomide and she had a minor regrowth.  Surgery was decided to remove the region and she unfortunately passed away days later following a complication.

Case No. 2: NSCLC—Lung Cancer with brain metastasis

In another case, a 49 year old, non-smoker woman with a history of lung cancer better demonstrated the value of DCA and its effects on the body & brain. This patient was initially diagnosed with stage III lung cancer in 2006 and managed to respond amazingly well along with an extremely devoted Acupuncturist (i.e. Gerard Tan in Vancouver), an integrated cancer care approach, and the oral chemo-agent Tarceva for over 2 years. She had no signs of tumors throughout this period which was impressive in itself when you compare to the standard conventional statistics oncologists tell you. She too thrived during this time without any complications other than a rash which was a positive sign of the Tarceva. Unfortunately, following this golden time she presented with a low grade headache that was eventually determined to be a tumor in her brain in July 2008 (i.e. leptomeningial carcinomatosis and frontal lobe areas). She received radiation which did not appear to be helpful and she later received a surgical stent in her brain to help drain the fluid that tended to accumulate there from the cancer. Chemotherapy was no longer an option. When I eventually saw her in my office, both her hearing and vision was quite poor (damaged) as a side-effect of the radiation treatment, and she had lost a fair deal of weight. I personally felt that her time left with us was going to be very short (i.e. weeks)—I was wrong. The patient, like the previous, had a continued desire to live and she placed the pressure on me to help figure out a solution—For the second time. After a series of attempts in recommending treatment ideas, I introduced the possibility of DCA. I shared with the patient’s husband my personal views about using DCA and its potential to target cancers in the brain and nervous system. Consequently, together with the patient’s husband, I suggested for the patient to take DCA orally mixed in juice. In addition, the Acupuncturist Gerard Tan continued to provide treatments which included home visits by this time (which helped tremendously). I received a phone call a few days later from her devote husband after beginning DCA that he noticed his wife’s cognition was much improved. Weeks continued and so did the improvement. Eventually, a CT scan of the brain was ordered in December (3 months later) which showed the tumors had shrunk and the brain was stable (i.e. a response to leptomeningeal carcinomatosis is truly noteworthy since there is not much out there especially in this kind of scenario)! Interestingly though, the cancer in her lungs was growing and so it appeared to confirm my intuition about DCA’s predominant role for helping from the “neck up” and not so much from the “neck down”. What was good, however, is because the brain was not the primary problem anymore, this opened up chemotherapy options once again (she was also seeing a progressive medical oncologist which helped). She continued with DCA alongside for another 6 months which she later stopped. Three months later a repeat CT scan was ordered showing the brain continued to be stable even though the DCA had stopped but, unfortunately, not the lungs. After a long battle, the patient eventually passed away from her lung cancer disease about 1.5 years after the cancer had spread to the brain—a statistical wonder. I recall the oncologist telling the family that she would be deceased by Christmas 2008, ironically this turned out close to be true—but rather the year was incorrect (i.e. the following Christmas 2009). Interestingly, the brain was not the problematic area throughout this period even though DCA was stopped for 6 months prior to her passing.

Case No. 3: ATRT Grade IV – pediatric brain cancer

One of the youngest patients to have received DCA is a 21 month old infant with a diagnosis of Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumor (ATRT) Grade IV in April 2010. This type of brain cancer is extremely rare and aggressive. Because there have been so few cases of this disease (i.e. 5-7 cases across Canada), the conventional treatments & options are more experimental (i.e. like DCA) and the outcomes thus far have been quite poor. As a consequence of this, the parents decided to try less harmful treatment approaches first and if there were signs of disease progression, changing the game plan would be in order. One of the recommendations I suggested was the use of DCA amongst other things. While I’ve never used it in a paediatric setting, I knew it would be easy to take (mix in juice), it appeared safe, and I suspected that the potential positives outweighed the potential negatives (which I knew from adults the negative effects were reversible). Keep in mind that the primary use of DCA originated in children with metabolic diseases for several decades. Along with a naturopathic oncology program, we very cautiously began the use of DCA. At first, the medical oncologist has hesitant on the idea. As months passed and the infant did not show any signs of disease progression, the oncologist’s views began to change in a much more positive direction. Eventually, he began refilling the prescription of DCA for the family personally. On September, 2010, an MRI was ordered which revealed that the brain tumor had grown again. As you can imagine, this was a tremendous disappointment for everyone. However, the medical oncologist had felt that there was, in fact, a positive benefit. He suspected that the grow rate of the tumor had actually slowed down (i.e. instead of doubling every 15 days, it doubled every 30 days). Because the child was taking more than DCA as a treatment, we do not know which of the recommendations could help account for this effect. However, I hope that this can serve as an example for future parents and oncologists, to consider incorporating DCA, perhaps in higher doses, (and other naturopathic approaches) alongside other standards of care so that a better response can be ultimately attained for future children.

How DCA may work:

Patients often ask how DCA targets or impacts cancer in the body. It appears that a large part of how DCA works to kill cancer cells is by affecting their mitochondria function which is the “battery” center. DCA may interfere in the way the cancer cells use energy leaving them somehow more vulnerable. This effect is a newer way of targeting cancer cells from a metabolic point of view which stems from some very old research by Dr. Otto Warburg (i.e.the noble prize winner in 1931). Basically, he had shown that cancer cells use sugar to grow (i.e. the Warburg-Effect) and so by interfering in that metabolic energy process could potentially disrupt more sensitive growing cancers. There is also a recent study in a colon cancer cell line showing when the oxygen environment is normal, the cancer cells dies with DCA (i.e. apoptosis). However, it was also observed that when the environment is low in oxygen (i.e. hypoxic) DCA appeared to be more protective for the cancer which implies some caution, and that oxygen or oxidative mechanisms may also be involved in how it selectively kills cancer.  Research from 2013 suggests that DCA may also target and restore the immune system as a consequence of cancer leading to increased anti-tumor activity.

What are the concerning side-effects or toxicity concerns with using DCA?

We have to first remember that DCA is considered an environmental hazardous chemical of which chronic use has been shown in mice to be damaging to the liver and induce cancer growth. Ironically, the DCA doses used in animal toxicology experiments are very similar to those used clinically or as a medicine for the chronic or acute treatment of metabolic or cardiovascular diseases. So for patients who are considering long-term use of DCA, and especially in those who are using DCA for reducing their cancer recurrence risks (i.e. long-term users), this may be something to consider.
The more common side-effect which I see in practice is numbness & tingling symptoms. In my experience, this effect has been reversible upon discontinuation and we have patients who have been using DCA for over 2 years. We have not seen any point of concern thus far. Older patients may be more sensitive to these side-effects than younger patients. In unmonitored patients, there has been a recent published case where DCA caused very bad numbness and severe brain irritation (i.e. encephalopathy) in a patient with metastatic melanoma after using DCA for only 1 month (1200mg/day) along with high doses of vitamin A (150,000 IU/day) and it took over 8 months for the person to recover which involved physical therapy. I have not personally seen this. A personal communication with the author of this reported revealed that the patient had lived for over 3 years with this metastatic disease which, by conventional standards, is considered extremely impressive (i.e. above average). Nonetheless, it is strongly advised that patients need to be medically monitored while using DCA!
Another more common side-effect when DCA is used orally, because of the vinegar-like properties, it may irritate the stomach and especially in those who are sensitive already. It may be advised that in interested patients, that a stomach protective medicine be used alongside DCA.

Some of the published data

In mainstream literature there have been 5 cases in patients with brain tumors (i.e.Glioblastoma) where 3 patients appeared to respond on MRI scan and 4/5 were stable after 15 months. DCA was used alongside their conventional treatment program. There is also a case report of a patient with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Stage IV who has gone into remission after beginning DCA alone. There are other medical centers, like myself, who have yet to publish some of their positive findings in journals (which I will to do in the near future).
Newer data reported positive response in bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma) and in helping with pain even when conventional methods have failed.
According to research from Dr. Michelakis in Alberta, it was shown that approximately a 3 month period of time was needed before DCA can be detected in the blood when used orally. Perhaps it better accumulates in tissues and the cerebral spinal fluid, which is not common or more difficult to test. I suspect that an initial loading dose by intravenous injection may be needed followed by a maintenance oral dose in most patients to attain an optimal therapeutic effect. The intravenous route may be an ideal means for patients who are able do this followed by an oral maintenance dosing program (i.e. the same has been observed with the use of vitamin C oral vs intravenous)

Together with other treatments appears ideal

I suspect the ideal situation for most using DCA is combined together with chemotherapy/radiation, immune-system, and related anti-cancer protocols as they may better enhance each other. I know that most oncologists warn patients about negative interaction concerns especially when dealing with experimental agents like DCA, but there are creative ways of cycling situations (i.e. breaks in between) for those that are worried and want to do both. There has been some more recent test-tube research showing that DCA is OK with Temozolomide, 5-FU but not with cisplatinum and doxorubicin, however, in another paper it synergized or worked well with cisplatinum and topotecan. There is not enough data either for or against the use of DCA with chemotherapy agents (just like most drugs), so it does become a person’s individual choice. Like my patient with brain cancer who has taken DCA together with her chemo, her choice has translated to an above average response.

Final Thoughts

DCA appears to have a better affinity for targeting cancers in the brain & nervous system for some reason (whether it started or spread there) and it also appears to work quickly when the conditions are right which is why a whole-person approach to cancer is important. In patients with cancers which have tendencies for spreading to the brain and central nervous system (i.e. advanced lung, melanoma, kidney, and breast cancers) DCA may also have potential for acting as a preventative or protective agent as well? To my knowledge only radiation is used in this capacity.  Some of my colleagues are using DCA for other types of cancers and are reporting some interesting findings – again using a combination approach appears the ideal way to go!
Because DCA is a prescriptive item in Canada and the US, people who are interested in its use need to be evaluated by a licensed healthcare professional and preferably by one who has cancer care experience. LEMMO Integrated Cancer Care Inc has been pioneering the use of DCA by intravenous injection since 2008 and this route may hold an added key in helping patients in more acute situations, where time is critical to achieve a quicker therapeutic effect.

Old Concrete Can Protect Nature





This is simple easily managed protocol that allows for successful phosphorus management at least.  What it also does is make crushed concrete a desirable feedstock to collect against usage.  A simple crusher will also reduce the material well enough to be acceptable.  Powder like seems a bit over the top when what is wanted is a charge able to absorb a lot of water for a slow trickle through leach.

A simple lined pond with an outlet siphon would possibly work well.

Now we must develop the will to implement such a scheme as cheaply as possible.  I think that it will be found highly attractive for agricultural application were a lined pond is oftem useful.


Old concrete can protect nature

by Staff Writers

Odense M, Denmark (SPX) Sep 09, 2013



Lakes and streams are often receiving so much phosphorous that it could pose a threat to the local aquatic environment. Now, research from the University of Southern Denmark shows that there is an easy and inexpensive way to prevent phosphorus from being discharged to aquatic environments. The solution is crushed concrete from demolition sites.


Usually we think of demolished concrete walls and floors as environmental contaminants, but in fact this material may turn out to be a valuable resource in nature protection work. This is the conclusion from researchers from University of Southern Denmark after studying the ability of crushed concrete to bind phosphorus.


"We have shown that crushed concrete can bind up to 90 per cent of phosphorus, "says PhD student and environmental engineer, Melanie Sonderup, Department of Biology at the University of Southern Denmark.


Contributors to the research are also postdoc, PhD, Sara Egemose and associate professor Mogens Flindt from the same place. Since March 2013 the researchers have tested the technique in a full-scale experiment, which will run until March 2014. But already now they find that the technique is very effective.


Large amounts of phosphorus can be washed out into lakes and streams when it rains. Rainwater that runs off from catchments, especially those fertilized with phosphorus, carries the phosphor with it. This phosphorus rich rainwater is then often collected in rainwater ponds, which discharges into lakes and streams.


"The water in these rainwater ponds can be very rich in phosphorus, and if it is discharged into a lake, it can lead to an increase in algae growth. This can lead to oxygen depletion and a reduction in the number of species that can live in the water," explains Melanie Sonderup and continues:


"By letting the pond water pass through a filter of crushed concrete, we can remove up to 90 per cent of the phosphorus".


Phosphorus binds so well to the concrete because it contains cement. Cement is rich in calcium and also contains aluminum and iron. All three can bind phosphorus. Preliminary results show that the size of concrete grains is of importance. The smaller the grains the better they bind phosphorous. Fine concrete powder is thus more effective than millimeter sized concrete bits.


"It is also important that we do not use concrete that has been exposed to wind and rain for a long time, as this washes out the cement, which holds the essential calcium," explains Melanie Sonderup.


As the experiments have only run for six months, the scientists do not yet know the durability of crushed concrete, but they believe that a filter of crushed concrete can last for a long time, probably several years.


"Only when the concrete cannot bind more phosphorous, it will be time to switch to a new layer of crushed concrete - and then the disposed layer can be recycled as road fill", says Melanie Sonderup. In its first months the filter of crushed concrete needs some assistance:


"In the first app. six months, the water flowing through the filter has a high pH value. This is because the cement in concrete is alkaline, and therefore, the water that comes in contact with the cement, is also alkaline. This can be compared to the water that bricklayers often work with when they mix cement or limewash.


"Water discharged to a lake or stream must not be this alkaline. In order to reduce its pH value, we add a little acid before we discharge it into the receiving water body. After running our full-scale experiment for approx. six months, enough cement has been washed out of the crushed concrete so that we no longer need to reduce the water's pH value, and then I believe that the system can take care of itself", says Melanie Sonderup.


Conspiracy Illusion of the Masters




Most of what follows is the normal meat supporting the thriving conspiracy theory paradigm that fills the warp and woof of global economic thinking. Ultimately it simply does not work because it ultimately entails about two hundred very smart people trusting one person. That one genius must then envisage a financially beneficial program that will succeed. This is the human race, remember?


At best you can establish common interest and predictable investment behavior and stand back and try to referee the inevitable high level cat fights. For which we have the judiciary however corrupted by evil men. Thus what looks to be a common direction is at best the hidden hand of the market hard at work on the decisions of those commanding the most resources however temporarily.


That is why the central role of government is to establish direction and popular support for that course of action. Execution is best shoved downstream as soon as possible to empowered entities and to avoid much blame for the consequences. This also means that the central failure of government is to fail to discern direction and to lead. That still takes a genius who understands human nature and is not afraid of it. That takes great maturity and serious experience and we are fortunate that we have often found such leaders.

Presidents:

JFK Weak on human nature and execution – strong on leadership. Father’s stroke his mastery of the other two.
LBJ Strong on human nature and execution – modest on leadership.
RN Mid range effective across the board
GF Modest across the board
JC Awful across the board
RR Strong on human nature and leadership – mid range effective on execution.
GB1 Strong on execution, midrange effective on human nature and modest on leadership.
BC Strong on execution and leadership and midrange effective on human nature.
BG2 Modest across the board but understood this.
BO Awful on human nature and execution, midrange on leadership. His real strength is charisma and luck which may be running out as we write this.

You may or may not agree with these opinions and they are certainly subjective. Do forgive me. The real problem is that the presidency captures the full weight of leading public opinion and he is important. Make up your own set of opinions on these presidents and try to justify your position. It will certainly make you a better voter next time around.




September 13, 2013

Ross Pittman,


Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”- George Santayana


Past presidents of the United States and other high profile political leaders have repeatedly issued warnings over the last 214 years that the U.S. government is under the control of an “invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.”


According to six of our former presidents, one vice-president,  and a myriad of other high profile political leaders, an invisible government that is “incredibly evil in intent” has been in control of the U.S. government “ever since the days of Andrew Jackson” (since at least 1836).  They “virtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes. They practically control both parties… It operates under cover of a self-created screen [and] seizes our executive officers, legislative bodies, schools, courts, newspapers and every agency created for the public protection.”


As a result, “we have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated, governments in the civilized world—no longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and the duress of small groups of dominant men.”


The sources for the above quotes (and more) are listed below. All of the quotes in this article have been verified as authentic and have associated links to the source materials.  Also included below are statements made by David Rockefeller, Sr, former director of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), and Federal Reserve Chairman’s Alan Greenspan and Ben Bernanke that appear to confirm some of the warnings.


The warnings listed below, which appear in chronological order, began with our first president – George Washington. The last president to speak out was JFK, who was assassinated. Read what they and other political leaders have said about the invisible government.


George Washington wrote that the Illuminati want to separate the People from their Government


It was not my intention to doubt that, the Doctrines of the Illuminati, and principles of Jacobinism had not spread in the United States. On the contrary, no one is more truly satisfied of this fact than I am. The idea that I meant to convey, was, that I did not believe that the Lodges of Free Masons in this Country had, as Societies, endeavoured to propagate the diabolical tenets of the first, or pernicious principles of the latter (if they are susceptible of seperation). That Individuals of them may… actually had a seperation [sic] of the People from their Government in view, is too evident to be questioned.” – George Washington, 1st President of the United States (1789–1797), from a letter that Washington wrote on October 24, 1798, which can be found in the Library of Congress.  For an analysis of Washington’s warning, see the article “Library of Congress: George Washington Warns of Illuminati


I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.” —Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States (1801–1809) and principal author of the United States Declaration of Independence (1776), in a letter written to John Taylor on May 28, 1816


A power has risen up in the government greater than the people themselves, consisting of many and various powerful interests, combined in one mass, and held together by the cohesive power of the vast surplus in banks.” – John C. Calhoun, Vice President (1825-1832) and U.S. Senator, from a speech given on May 27, 1836


Note that it appears that Washington’s and Jefferson’s concerns regarding bankers and separation of the people from the government was realized by 1836.  This fact was confirmed in a letter written by FDR in 1933 (see below) in which he wrote that “a financial element in the large centers has owned the government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson.”  Jackson was the seventh president of the United States (1829-1937).  Calhoun served as Jackson’s vice-president from 1829-1832.


Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.  To destroy this invisible government, to befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day.”— Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, An Autobiography, 1913 (Appendix B)


A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is privately concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men… [W]e have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated, governments in the civilized world—no longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and the duress of small groups of dominant men.” – Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States, The New Freedom, 1913


Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men’s views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of something.  They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.” – Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States, The New Freedom, 1913


The real menace of our Republic is the invisible government, which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy legs over our cities, states and nation… The little coterie of powerful international bankers virtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes. They practically control both parties, … and control the majority of the newspapers and magazines in this country. They use the columns of these papers to club into submission or drive out of office public officials who refuse to do the bidding of the powerful corrupt cliques which compose the invisible government. It operates under cover of a self-created screen [and] seizes our executive officers, legislative bodies, schools, courts, newspapers and every agency created for the public protection.”  - New York City Mayor John F. Hylan, New York Times, March 26, 1922


Mr. Chairman, we have in this country one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever known. I refer to the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Reserve Banks. The Federal Reserve Board, a Government board, has cheated the Government of the United States and the people of the United States out of enough money to pay the national debt…Mr. Chairman, when the Federal Reserve act was passed, the people of the United States did not perceive that a world system was being set up here… and that this country was to supply financial power to an international superstate — a superstate controlled by international bankers and international industrialists acting together to enslave the world for their own pleasure.” – Congressman Louis T. McFadden, from a speech delivered to the House of Representatives on June 10, 1932


The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson.” — Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States (1933–1945), in a letter to Colonel Edward M House dated November 21, 1933, as quoted in F.D.R.: His Personal Letters, 1928-1945.


Today the path to total dictatorship in the U.S. can be laid by strictly legal means… We have a well-organized political-action group in this country, determined to destroy our Constitution and establish a one-party state… It operates secretly, silently, continuously to transform our Government… This ruthless power-seeking elite is a disease of our century… This group…is answerable neither to the President, the Congress, nor the courts. It is practically irremovable.” – Senator William Jenner, 1954 speech


The individual is handicapped by coming face-to-face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists. The American mind simply has not come to a realization of the evil which has been introduced into our midst. It rejects even the assumption that human creatures could espouse a philosophy which must ultimately destroy all that is good and decent.”  —J. Edgar Hoover, The Elks Magazine, 1956


The very word “secrecy” is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings… Our way of life is under attack. Those who make themselves our enemy are advancing around the globe… no war ever posed a greater threat to our security. If you are awaiting a finding of “clear and present danger,” then I can only saythat the danger has never been more clear and its presence has never been more imminent… For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence–on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day.It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations. Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried, not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed.” — John F Kennedy, 35th President of the United States, from a speech delivered to the American Newspaper Publishers Association on April 27, 1961 and known as the “Secret Society” speech (click here for full transcript and audio).


The Rockefellers and their allies have, for at least fifty years, been carefully following a plan to use their economic power to gain political control of first America, and then the rest of the world.  Do I mean conspiracy? Yes, I do. I am convinced there is such a plot, international in scope, generations old in planning, and incredibly evil in intent.” Congressman Larry P. McDonald, November 1975, from the introduction to a book titled The Rockefeller File.


There exists a shadowy government with its own Air Force, its own Navy, its own fundraising mechanism, and the ability to pursue its own ideas of national interest, free from all checks and balances, and free from the law itself.” – Daniel K. Inouye, US Senator from Hawaii, testimony at the Iran Contra Hearings, 1986


The Federal Reserve


A power has risen up in the government greater than the people themselves…” – John C. Calhoun
owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.” – Theodore Roosevelt


“… one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever known. I refer to the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Reserve Bank.“  – Louis T. McFadden


In an interview with Jim Lehrer that was aired on PBS’ News Hour on September 18, 2007 that you can watch on YouTube, formal Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said, essentially, that the Federal Reserve was above the law and that no agency of government can overrule their actions:


Jim Lehrer: “What is the proper relationship, what should be the proper relationship between a chairman of the Fed and a president of the United States?”


Alan Greenspan: “Well, first of all, the Federal Reserve is an independent agency, and that means, basically, that there is no other agency of government which can overrule actions that we take. So long as that is in place and there is no evidence that the administration or the Congress or anybody else is requesting that we do things other than what we think is the appropriate thing, then what the relationships are don’t frankly matter.


The fact that the Fed is above the law was demonstrated by current Fed chairman, Ben Bernanke, during his appearance before Congress on March 4, 2009 (as shown in this video). Senator Bernie Sanders asked Bernanke about $2.2 trillion in American tax dollars that was lent out by Federal Reserve. Bernanke refused to provide an answer:


Senator Sanders: “Will you tell the American people to whom you lent $2.2 trillion of their dollars? … Can you tell us who they are?”


Bernanke: “No”


David Rockefeller and the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)


We have a well-organized political-action group in this country, determined to destroy our Constitution and establish a one-party state…” – William Jenner


The Rockefellers and their allies have, for at least fifty years, been carefully following a plan to use their economic power to gain political control of first America, and then the rest of the world.” – Larry P. McDonald


In 1921 the stockholders of the Federal Reserve financed an organization called the “Council on Foreign Relations” (CFR).  A full discussion on the CFR is beyond the scope of this article.  Suffice it to say that the CFR likely plays a prominent role in the invisible government that we have been warned about. The CFR is alleged to be the arm of the Ruling Elite in the United States. Most influential politicians, academics and media personalities are members. The CFR uses its influence to push their New World Order agenda on the American people.


David Rockefeller, Sr is the current patriarch of the Rockefeller family. He is the only surviving grandchild of oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil.  Rockefeller began a lifelong association with the CFR when he joined as a director in 1949.  In Rockefeller’s 2002 autobiography “Memoirs” he wrote:


For more than a century ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents such as my encounter with Castro to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as internationalists and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure — one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.”


James Warburg, son of CFR [Council on Foreign Relations] founder Paul Warburg, delivered blunt testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on February 17, 1950:
We shall have world government, whether or not we like it. The question is only whether world government will be achieved by consent or by conquest.”


Cognitive Dissonance


The American mind simply has not come to a realization of the evil which has been introduced into our midst. It rejects even the assumption that human creatures could espouse a philosophy which must ultimately destroy all that is good and decent.”  —J. Edgar Hoover


Because of a deep rooted beliefs that the U.S. government is “for the people” and the protector of the free world, many will reject the notion of an evil shadow government.  When our beliefs are challenged or when two beliefs are inconsistent, cognitive dissonance is created. It’s human nature to try to hold our beliefs in harmony with our world view and avoid disharmony (or dissonance).


For those of you who having difficulty believing the information presented in this article, I fully  understand.  For the first 57 years of my life, I would not have believed in the possibility that a shadow government could exist.  Three years ago my world view changed. While on vacation in Mount Shasta, I came across a book titled “Global Conspiracy” that seemed strangely out of place in a metaphysical book store.  I had never heard of the author before – some guy named David Icke.  I scanned through the book and frankly didn’t believe 99% of what I read.  But, I saw one thing that caught my attention in that I knew that I could easily verify Icke’s assertion.  I did my own research and turned out what Icke had stated was true.  That led me down a rabbit hole and many, many hundreds of hours of independent research.


So, keep an open mind, do your own research, and use discernment.   Beware that there is a ton of disinformation on the internet, much of which is intentionally placed to confuse the public.  At a CFR meeting on geoengineering (see the article “Millions Spent to Confuse Public About Geoengineering“),  M. Granger Morgan stated (it’s captured on video for you to see and hear for yourself):


First of all, of course, there is a lot of money getting spent to make sure that a very substantial portion of the public stays totally confused about this. And, I mean, it’s been really quite pernicious. But there’s been literally tens of millions of dollars spent on every little thing that comes along that might, you know, relate to some uncertainty.


What Can We Do?


Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead


In addition to doing your own research, please spread the word, and get involved. The Thrive Solutions Hub is an excellent place to join with others who are taking positive action steps expose corruption and to create a world in which we can all thrive. You can watch the full Thrive movie on YouTube here.


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