Vaping Linked to Brain, Artery and Lung Damage

In the U.S., 4.5% of adults use electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) — otherwise known as vaping — putting their health at risk of serious damage. Usage is highest among youth aged 18 to 24 years. Among this population, 11% vape.1 Among high school and middle school students, cigarette use is at an all-time low. Instead, e-cigarettes — also known as vapes, pod mods and vape pens — are the most commonly used tobacco product, with more than 1 in 4 using them daily and 1 in 3 using them at least 20 of the last 30 days.2 Unlike traditional smoking, vaping does not involve burning tobacco, leading many people to mistakenly believe that it’s less harmful to your health. However, vaping is associated with significant health risks to your brain, arteries, lungs and more. What Is Vaping — And Why Is It Dangerous? Vaping refers to the act of inhaling and exhaling the aerosol produced by an e-cigarette or similar device. First-generation e-cigarettes, sometimes referred to as “cig-a-likes,” are designed to look like traditional cigarettes. These devices are typically slim, small and have a glowing tip that mimics the appearance of a lit cigarette. They are usually disposable or feature replaceable cartridges that contain nicotine-laced liquid. In contrast, newer versions of e-cigarettes, such as those resembling USB flash drives, represent a shift in both design and technology.3 These are often called “pod mods” and are more compact and discrete, with a USB-like design that makes them easy to carry and use. Unlike the first-generation cig-a-likes, pod mods usually come with prefilled or refillable pods and may include features like temperature control and variable voltage. A popular example of this style is the Juul, which has become synonymous with the flash drive design in vaping devices. These modern devices are particularly appealing to younger users due to their sleek, discrete design. All of these devices heat a liquid — commonly called e-liquid or vape juice — that usually contains nicotine, flavorings and other chemicals to create a vapor that’s inhaled. A study by Johns Hopkins researchers found nearly 2,000 chemicals in e-cigarettes, many of which are unidentified.4 Among those that could be identified were caffeine, three industrial chemicals, including tributylphosphine oxide, a pesticide and two flavorings with the potential to cause toxic effects and irritation to the respiratory tract.5 “People just need to know that they’re inhaling a very complex mixture of chemicals when they vape. And for a lot of these compounds, we have no idea what they actually are,” senior author Carsten Prasse, an assistant professor of environmental health and engineering at the Whiting School of Engineering and the Bloomberg School of Public Health, said in a news release. “I have a problem with how vaping is being marketed as more healthy than smoking cigarettes. In my opinion we are just not at the point when we can really say that.”6 Further, not only does the average vape pod contain as much nicotine as 20 cigarettes,7 but its e-liquid concoction is dissolved in an oily base, which poses additional risks. “We think that some of the vaporized elements of the oil are getting deep down into the lungs and causing an inflammatory response,” says Johns Hopkins lung cancer surgeon Dr. Stephen Broderick.8 How Vaping Harms Your Brain Vaping poses risks throughout your body, including to your brain, where it may negatively impact neural health. A study on mice looked into the toxic effects of short-term e-cigarette exposure on brain function and inflammatory responses.9 Results showed that both cigarette smoke and e-cigarette exposure delayed the mice’s ability to locate food rewards, suggesting potential damage to their sense of smell and memory functions. Further, mice exposed to e-cigarettes did not show improvement in memory tasks the following day, suggesting the exposure may have led to abnormalities in memory function. Examination of the mice’s brains revealed signs of inflammation, and both groups also showed high levels of the inflammatory marker TNF-α. The researchers concluded that e-cigarettes might have a toxicity profile similar to cigarette smoke, negatively affecting brain function. Early exposure to nicotine via vaping may also trigger long-term brain changes that influence attentional processes, potentially leading to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).10 As noted in a Surgeon General’s Advisory on e-cigarette use among youth:11 “E-cigarette aerosol is not harmless. Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine — the addictive drug in regular cigarettes, cigars, and other tobacco products. Nicotine exposure during adolescence can harm the developing brain — which continues to develop until about age 25. Nicotine exposure during adolescence can impact learning, memory, and attention. Using nicotine in adolescence can also increase risk for future addiction to other drugs.” E-Cigarettes May Cause Heart Problems Vaping poses risks to heart health and is linked to increases in blood pressure and arterial stiffness.12 With increased arterial stiffness, the heart must work harder to pump blood, since stiffer arteries do not expand as easily in response to blood flow. This can lead to heart muscle thickening (hypertrophy) and eventually heart failure. In a study that used health data from the National Institutes of Health, researchers tracked 175,667 people with an average age of 52 for 45 months. Those who had used e-cigarettes at any point in their lifetime were 19% more likely to develop heart failure compared to those who never had.13 Overall, increased arterial stiffness is a significant risk factor for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality — and you’re also more likely to have a heart attack if you vape. One study, presented at the 2019 American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Session, found that adult e-cigarette smokers have a significantly higher risk of heart disease and mental health problems than nonsmokers, even after controlling for known risk factors such as body mass index and high blood pressure. Compared to nonsmokers, vapers were:14 34% more likely to have a heart attack 25% more likely to have coronary artery disease 55% more likely to suffer from depression or anxiety than nonsmokers with the same risk factors Study

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What the Sticker on Your Fruit Can Tell You

There are many benefits to be derived from growing your own food. It reduces stress, is a productive activity, and it is rewarding to enjoy fresh produce grown by your own hand. During the lockdowns of COVID-19, there was an uptick in gardening.1 The spirit behind this movement was not unlike the “victory gardens” which the U.S. government promoted as canned vegetables were rationed during World War 2.2 Supply chain issues and then rampant inflation has also made cultivating your own food a worthy financial investment. There are many positive and proactive reasons to grow your own food. It is a practice that reduces pesticide and fertilizer use as well. Produce grown in nutrient and microbe rich soil is delicious and also more nutritious. It is a wonderful opportunity to interact with nature while getting exercise.3 But there are other factors at work beyond societal unease and expense. The risks posed by processed and packaged foods are difficult to evaluate. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration makes very little effort regulate synthetic ingredients and chemicals. They have statutory authority but have relied on manufacturer assurances rather than safety testing for most approvals since 1970.4 Approximately 3,000 of the 10,000 additives in our food supply have never been reviewed by the FDA.5 Growing Your Own Food Is Ideal but Not Always Possible Once you have taken the important step of avoiding processed and prepackaged foods, it is not much of a leap to homestead and grow delightful heirloom plants for you or your family. Sprouts are a versatile emergency food that require little room to grow. If you live in a sub-tropical or tropical environment, you can potentially grow a wider range of plants throughout the year. Unfortunately, not everyone has sufficient space for an orchard or to generate yields large enough to can and save for 12 months of food. This is the situation confronting many Americans and for this reason trips to the grocery store or produce stand are inevitable, where understanding the quality and origin of the produce becomes paramount. The small stickers on fruits and vegetables — bearing PLU codes — offer helpful guidance, as these codes will tell you whether the food was grown with conventional methods or organic ones. Why PLU Codes Were Needed The Product Look-up code system was devised in 1990 as a fast method of looking up produce.6 Devised to assist both logistics and the point-of-sale transaction, it has become an increasingly useful tool for distinguishing between similar looking items. An organic Fuji apple may cost twice as much as a conventionally grown one yet the difference between them may be undiscernible to the naked eye.7 Starting in 2001, the International Federation for Produce Standards (IFPS) took control of and began to administer the system. Their purpose was to harmonize international standards, and this became increasingly important as the first genetically modified fruit, tomatoes, were approved and available for sale in 1994.8 Reading PLU Codes: 8 Does Not Mean No GMO Grocery stores have been fairly careful to set apart organic produce but the PLU sticker still contains important information. Over 1,500 PLU codes have been assigned to fresh produce and produce related items. Each PLU code contains a four- or five-digit number:9 Four-digit numbers — Four-digit numbers are for conventionally grown produce. Numbers are randomly assigned within the 3000 and 4000 range. Five-digit number beginning with 8 — The number 8 followed by a four-digit code was originally set aside for GMO. Not surprisingly, the growers of these products were not eager to have shoppers easily avoid their products by looking for a five-digit number starting with 8. In fact, the PLU plans to use this range of numbers for the conventional produce once every number in the 3000 and 4000 range is exhausted. Five-digit number beginning with 9 — 9 is the only recognized prefix in the PLU system and signifies that a product was organically grown. A four-digit product code follows. The GMO prefix was scrapped, allowing GMOs to masquerade as conventionally grown, leaving the number 9 as the only designation that signifies a product was not genetically engineered. Avoid Pesticides and Toxins by Buying Organic Buying organic is a tangible and easy to implement step that can protect your health. Anyone who has shopped for produce in the last decade has noticed how organic product selection has increased tremendously. Total organic sales reached a record $69.7 billion in 2023. This is nearly double what it was a decade ago, which is great news. Sales of organic produce now account for 15% of all fruit and vegetables sold in the U.S.10 There are many benefits to eating organic food. For starters, they have lower levels of toxic metabolites, heavy metals, and synthetic fertilizer and pesticide residues. As noted by Harvard School of Public Health:11 “In conventional food, there are pesticide residues that remain in the food even after it’s washed. Organic foods are produced virtually without pesticides.” Many widely used pesticides have been banned retroactively only after the negative consequences were realized. Long-term studies show possible neurotoxicity and endocrine from the consumption of chemicals widely found in agricultural products.12 Pesticides have been shown to have a particularly dramatic effect on childhood development. Chronic exposure to lower doses of organophosphate pesticides were associated with poorer intellectual development in 7-year-old children.13 Organic foods may also reduce your exposure to antibiotic-resistant bacteria.14 The Preventative Use of Antibiotics Is Restricted on Organic Farms Low doses of antibiotics are added to the feed in nonorganic concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFO). This is done to prevent outbreaks of disease and because the animals will grow faster with less food.15 The FDA attempted to address this abuse in 2017 by requiring veterinarians to oversee the addition of antibiotics to animal feed.16 However, stating the antibiotics are not being used for growth promotion is sufficient for compliance. The overuse of antibiotics has set off an explosion of antibiotic-resistant infections. Each year an estimated 2.8 million Americans

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Can Spinal Adjustments Relieve Lower Back Pain?

Editor’s Note: This article is a reprint. It was originally published April 26, 2017. The American Chiropractic Association states at any one time, nearly 31 million Americans suffer from lower back pain.1 In 2012, the American Physical Therapy Association surveyed and found more than one-third of adults were affected, but two-thirds of them chose not to seek treatment.2 As the population of the U.S. was nearly 313 million at the time of the survey,3 it is estimated that 103 million had lower back pain, and both national and state level estimates of the prevalence of lower back pain showed it’s rising. On any given day, 2% of the U.S. population is disabled by back pain.4 Chronic back pain may occur consistently, or you may experience times of remission when the pain dissipates and you move about freely without discomfort. Chronic back pain, defined as being present for 12 weeks or more,5 occurs in approximately 20% of people.6 Most cases of lower back pain are related to a mechanical issue. In other words, the pain is related to a musculoskeletal condition, and not the result of an underlying medical condition such as kidney stones, cancer, arthritis or fracture.7 Fortunately, many musculoskeletal issues may be successfully addressed without the use of surgery or dangerous drugs. A 2017 study has demonstrated the average person experienced a one-point reduction in lower back pain following spinal manipulation.8 Spinal Manipulation May Reduce Lower Back Pain and Improve Function The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), was a meta-analysis of 26 medical studies involving 1,700 patients with lower back pain between 2011 and 2017.9 The spinal manipulation was performed by a variety of professionals, including chiropractors, physical therapists, osteopaths and massage therapists.10 The results from this study demonstrate a modest improvement in pain following a spinal manipulation, which is approximately the same amount of pain relief as over-the-counter pain relievers or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID). The researchers also found spinal manipulation had an effect on overall function. The average person reported greater ease and comfort in their day-to-day activities, such as walking, sleeping or turning in bed. These results are not considered “clinically meaningful improvement,” according to Dr. Wolf Mehling, from Osher Center for Integrative Medicine.11 However, while these results appear to be modest in nature, it is important to recognize the results are an average, and that the participants only underwent manipulation. In other words, they were not given any additional rehabilitative exercises designed to maintain functional movement of the spine gained after manipulation, or to reduce inflammation in the area of pain. None of the studies found serious side effects from the treatment. Some patients did experience slight muscle stiffness or headache following the adjustment.12 Dr. Richard Deyo, an internist and professor of evidence-based medicine at the Oregon Health and Science University, wrote an accompanying editorial, saying:13 “Spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) is a controversial treatment option for lower back pain, perhaps in part because it is most frequently administered by chiropractors. Chiropractic therapy is not widely accepted by some traditional health care practitioners. This may be, at least in part, because some early practitioners of chiropractic care rejected the germ theory, immunizations and other scientific advances.” Early traditional medical practitioners also rejected germ theory, immunizations and other scientific advances. The controversy may also be, in part, due to the fact that chiropractors often rely on nutrition and exercise to alleviate musculoskeletal issues, rather than prescribing dangerous drugs or surgery that may do more harm than good. What Causes Back Pain? Determining the cause of your back pain is as important as the treatment you choose. If you don’t treat the underlying cause of the pain, it may simply return. One common cause is an imbalance of muscle contraction and stretching that results from long hours of sitting at your job, commuting and relaxing at home in the evening hours. Sitting shortens the iliopsoas muscles that connect your bones in the lumbar region of the spine to the top of your femur. This may cause severe pain when standing, as the change in position pulls your lower back forward. Many end up going through medical procedures to “fix” this problem, or taking drugs for long periods of time. Pain can also be triggered by a simple activity or movement, such as bending over to pick up an object from the floor. However, this type of pain often originates in the prior months from poor posture, obesity or poor physical condition facilitated by inactivity. Each of these factors places stress on the lower back that it was not designed to withstand. Over time, like any other overuse injury, the area becomes weakened and the muscles inflamed, triggering pain and discomfort. One way to help prevent lower back pain triggered by weak muscles or poor posture is to develop firm abdominal muscles that act like a built-in corset, holding your gut and stabilizing your spine and discs. This is an effective method of treating the cause of lower back pain, instead of just the symptom of pain. Using drugs to mask pain, or muscle relaxers to mask an inflammatory response, will not change the cause and it’s likely you’ll experience recurring pain. Spinal Fusion Is Not the Answer Spinal fusion surgery rarely cures chronic back pain. In the past 15 years, the number of spinal fusions performed has exploded by nearly 600%, while the rate of success has actually plummeted.14 Insurance reimbursement for procedures and the rising cost of surgical hardware have contributed to the financial growth. A case study in Florida demonstrated how fees for this procedure grew from $47 million a year to $2 billion, adjusted for inflation.15 Originally, fusions were used to treat an unstable spine after a catastrophic accident that left the spine fractured, so patients were not bedridden for two months while the vertebrae healed. At some point in the 1980s, the surgery was also used for degenerative disc disease, to stabilize the area through a period

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SHOW OF FORCE: U.S. attack submarine surfaces in Guantanamo Bay after Russian Navy task force visits Cuba

SHOW OF FORCE: U.S. attack submarine surfaces in Guantanamo Bay after Russian Navy task force visits Cuba A United States Navy attack submarine, the USS Helena, docked at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba on Thursday, June 13, in an apparent show of force after a Russian Navy task force of four ships sailed into Havana on a long-range expedition. According to U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), the Los Angeles-class nuclear-powered fast attack submarine arrived for a “routine port visit,” with its location and transit allegedly previously planned as part of SOUTHCOM’s global maritime security and national defense mission. Multiple media outlets have described the USS Helena’s arrival at Guantanamo Bay as a “show of force” by Washington in response to the Russian ships being so close to U.S. shores. (Related: Nuclear War: Why we should be thinking about it now.) The Russian Navy’s Northern Fleet task force, which sailed into Havana a day before Helena docked in Guantanamo Bay, was led by two of Russia’s most advanced naval assets: the missile frigate Admiral Gorshkov and the Yasen-class nuclear-powered submarine Kazan. The task force also comprised the oil tanker Akademik Pashin and the salvage tug Nikolay Chiker. Moscow had previously described the mission as a “long-distance expedition” to “show the flag” and maintain a naval presence in key operational areas. The Russian Defense Ministry has not provided further details on the flotilla’s mission, sparking speculation in the U.S. that it might be the Kremlin attempting to send a message regarding Washington’s continued support for Ukraine. White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby indicated that the Russian ships’ presence likely signals their displeasure with U.S. actions in Ukraine, though he emphasized there was no indication of nuclear weapons being involved. Human knowledge is under attack! Governments and powerful corporations are using censorship to wipe out humanity’s knowledge base about nutrition, herbs, self-reliance, natural immunity, food production, preparedness and much more. We are preserving human knowledge using AI technology while building the infrastructure of human freedom. Use our decentralized, blockchain-based, uncensorable free speech platform at Brighteon.io. Explore our free, downloadable generative AI tools at Brighteon.AI. Support our efforts to build the infrastructure of human freedom by shopping at HealthRangerStore.com, featuring lab-tested, certified organic, non-GMO foods and nutritional solutions. The Cuban government confirmed that the Russian ships were not carrying nuclear missiles and that their mission adhered to international law. The Admiral Gorshkov and Kazan practiced long-range sea strikes while en route to Cuba, shadowed by several U.S. Navy vessels. Pentagon spokeswoman Sabrina Singh assured that these exercises did not pose a threat to the U.S., noting, “We of course take it seriously, but these exercises don’t pose a threat to the U.S.” USS Helena more than a match for Russian naval vessels The USS Helena (SSN-725), a Los Angeles-class nuclear-powered attack submarine, has been serving the U.S. Navy since July 11, 1987. Named after the city of Helena, Montana, the USS Helena measures 360 feet in length and 33 feet  in beam width, with a draft of approximately 32 feet. Powered by a single S6G nuclear reactor, the USS Helena operates two steam turbines and a single shaft, allowing it to achieve submerged speeds of over 25 knots, or 28 miles per hour. The submarine is manned by a dedicated crew of around 140, comprising both officers and enlisted sailors who manage and maintain its complex systems to ensure it remains mission-ready. The USS Helena is equipped with advanced sonar arrays for underwater detection, sophisticated navigation systems for precise positioning, electronic warfare systems for defense and robust communication systems for maintaining contact with other naval units and command centers. In terms of armament, the submarine is formidable. It features 12 vertical launch system tubes for Tomahawk cruise missiles and four 21-inch torpedo tubes capable of firing Mk-48 torpedoes, suitable for both anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare. The nuclear propulsion system grants the USS Helena virtually unlimited operational range, enabling it to remain submerged and operational for extended periods without the need for refueling. However, factors such as food supplies and the physical and mental well-being of the crew ultimately determine the limits of its endurance. Visit WWIII.news for more stories like this. Watch this video about Russian nuclear warships in Cuba. This video is from The Prisoner channel on Brighteon.com. More related stories: World War III is now inevitable – here’s why it can’t be avoided. All of a sudden, leaders all over the world are warning that World War III is very close. Prominent leaders and personalities all over the world are warning that World War III is coming. Sources include: RT.com BulgarianMilitary.com Brighteon.com

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8 Edible plants to look for when you go hungry in the DESERT

The Sonoran Desert region covers approximately 100,000 square miles. It covers most of the southern half of Arizona and southeastern California in the United States. The desert also covers parts of Mexico, including most of the Baja California peninsula and much of the state of Sonora – which lends its name to the region. (h/t to LegacyWildernessAcademy.com) Despite the region’s arid climate, there are several edible plants that can grow there. Here are eight sources of sustenance you can forage if ever you find yourself hungry in the desert. Agave Native to Mexico and the Southwest, agave is a tough desert plant that has provided sustenance for hunters and gatherers for thousands of years. Its flowers, flower stalks, leaves and seeds are edible. Some of the species also produce nectar, which has become a popular natural sweetener. Native Americans knew how to extract food, fiber, soap, thread and medicine. They even made musical instruments from it, such as the traditional Apache fiddle. Agave plants also act as a natural resource for desert wildlife, providing food and water. The plants provide shelter for animals to hide, birds to nest and small mammals to nibble on seeds in the shade. Cactus You can find these three varieties of cacti in the Sonoran Desert. Desert Christmas cactus – The small berries produced by this plant, which have a sweet, strawberry-like taste, contain vitamin A and vitamin C. Saguaro cactus – This large cactus grows edible flowers in the early spring, and bears edible fruit over the next couple of months. Its spongy interior is an excellent water source at all times of the year. Human knowledge is under attack! Governments and powerful corporations are using censorship to wipe out humanity’s knowledge base about nutrition, herbs, self-reliance, natural immunity, food production, preparedness and much more. We are preserving human knowledge using AI technology while building the infrastructure of human freedom. Speak freely without censorship at the new decentralized, blockchain-power Brighteon.io. Explore our free, downloadable generative AI tools at Brighteon.AI. Support our efforts to build the infrastructure of human freedom by shopping at HealthRangerStore.com, featuring lab-tested, certified organic, non-GMO foods and nutritional solutions. Prickly pear cactus – It has three different sections, all of which are edible. The spiky leaves or pads can be eaten like a vegetable; the flowers can be used in salads; and the pear can be eaten just like a fruit. All three parts of the prickly pear cactus are high in water, sugar and fiber. (Related: Drought-resistant cactus pear could become a sustainable food and fuel source, new research shows.) Desert chia Desert chia is the native version of store-bought chia, which is a cultivated seed originally from Central America and is popularly considered a “superfood” for its wide range of nutritional benefits. The entire chia sage plant is edible. Its seeds are nutritious and can provide a short-term energy boost. The plant’s flowers and leaves can be eaten raw or used to season soups and stews. While time-consuming to harvest, desert chia is an important food resource that can significantly contribute to a person’s daily food needs in an emergency. It can be cultivated using only the scant rain that falls in the Sonoran desert uplands, making it an irreplaceable crop. Desert hackberry Desert hackberry, also called spiny hackberry, is a common shrub that grows in Southern Arizona and South Texas, in parts of both the Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts. Its tasty orange berries are produced in the fall and are high in phosphorus, calcium and protein. Desert hackberry provides important resources for wildlife, including browse for deer, shelter for quail and other ground-dwelling birds, nectar for butterflies and pollinators, and fruit for numerous bird species. A few butterflies and moths even use desert hackberry as a host plant. Netleaf hackberry Netleaf hackberry is a water-loving tree that grows next to rivers and springs in middle elevations across the Southwest. Its small red berries don’t look like much at first glance, but they’re a calorie-packed staple food that can feed people for long periods in an emergency. Netleaf hackberries have protein, oils, and sugar (carbohydrates), everything a person needs to survive short-term. They also preserve readily and are available on the tree for a long time, up to five months. Mesquite tree Yes magazine noted that mesquite trees have been the most important of all wild food plants ever foraged from the Sonoran desert in and around the Tucson Basin. Over the millennia, they consistently provide more calories to the indigenous inhabitants of the Tucson Basin than corn had ever offered to humans in such a desert climate. You may recognize this tree’s name for its use as a seasoning. Mesquite trees also produce pods filled with beans that look like peas. The beans can be roasted and ground into flour. The hard wood of the mesquite is not only an important fuel, but also the main source of lumber in the desert. Mesquite timbers were the major supports for houses and ramadas built by native desert dwellers. With the introduction of livestock by the Spanish, mesquite timber was used for fencing and corrals, according to the National Park Service. Screwbean mesquite tree Screwbean mesquite is a small tree native to Southern Arizona, where it grows along rivers in the Sonoran Desert. It has edible pods (beans) that were an important food source for Native Americans. Virtually every tribe that lived near these wonderful trees used them for food. In fact, in their classic work “Pima and Papago Indian Agriculture,” botanists Edward Castetter and Willis Bell list screwbeans among the four most important wild-harvested foods of the Pima people, especially in years of “inadequate water supply or crop failure from other causes.” They also mention that the Maricopa people considered both regular mesquite and screwbean “more important than maize.” Wolfberry Wolfberry, a cousin of the Asian goji berry, is one of the most common shrubs in the Arizona desert. While wolfberries are edible when raw, their taste varies from

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Political candidate offers to help Trump achieve justice if he’s elected

Many Americans, even those who aren’t fans of the former president, believe that Donald Trump did not get fair treatment in his recent Manhattan court case in which he was convicted of 34 felonies, and now one aspiring politician has proposed a solution for helping him get justice. James Judge, who is running for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives for Florida’s 15th district and is a Coast Guard veteran, made headlines when he shared his idea during the recent Hillsborough Republican Lincoln Day Dinner. “I will introduce legislation on President Trump’s first day in office to suspend the writ of habeas corpus; this will give President Trump the authority to arrest and imprison treasonous officials and subversives that occupy positions about our government,” he said, acknowledging that it might sound extreme but emphasizing that he is serious about it. Multiple experts have suggested that Trump’s team might try a strategy involving a writ of habeas corpus, which can be used to bring prisoners and other detainees before a court to determine if their detention is lawful, although most of the approaches involve Trump using the legal remedy in a different way. For example, John Eastman, who has been indicted in two states for alleged election interference, said in an interview: “I urge Trump’s legal team to file a writ of habeas corpus with the U.S Supreme Court. It’s a rare move, but I think it needs to be done before people start seeking remedies on their own.” For him, it’s about avoiding an uprising following a trial that he said was “full of contradictions and violations of due process.” We are building the infrastructure of human freedom and empowering people to be informed, healthy and aware. Explore our decentralized, peer-to-peer, uncensorable Brighteon.io free speech platform here. Learn about our free, downloadable generative AI tools at Brighteon.AI. Every purchase at HealthRangerStore.com helps fund our efforts to build and share more tools for empowering humanity with knowledge and abundance. Syracuse University law professor Greg Germain told Newsweek that he foresees habeas corpus and other types of challenges should Trump be handed jail time in his sentencing on July 11. “If the judge sentences Trump to immediate prison, it would be World War III in the judicial system. I would expect Trump to file emergency appeals with the appellate division requesting a stay pending appeal, a habeas corpus action in federal court and legislative demands for Supreme Court intervention. I think the appellate division would quickly grant a stay pending appeal.” However, he thinks it’s unlikely Trump will face any time behind bars. The trial had many questionable aspects, such as the judge refusing to recuse himself from the case despite his family benefiting financially from his daughter’s work for Biden and other Democrats. A gag order has prevented Trump from speaking about it; requests by his team to lift it after his recent verdict were denied in a decision that law professor and defense attorney Jonathan Turley said was “untethered from any compelling rationale, particularly in light of the election.” Poll shows Trump and Biden in dead heat despite conviction Although Democrats are doing their best to use the legal system against Trump to tarnish his image, voter sentiment has not shifted much since his conviction. An NPR/PBS News/Marist Poll survey that came out this week showed that if the elections were held today, 49% of national registered voters would vote for Biden and 49% would vote for Trump. This actually marks a slight uptick for Trump and a decline for Biden; when the same poll was conducted in May, 50% of voters said they would vote for Biden while 48% would vote for Trump. When it comes to some of America’s most pressing challenges, Trump beats Biden handily, with voters saying he was better equipped to deal with the economy (54% for Trump vs. 45% for Biden) and immigration (54% to 44%). Sources for this article include: BigLeaguePolitics.com Newsweek.com MaristPoll.Marist.edu

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Your lyin’ eyes: Corporate media panics with ‘fact checks’ over Biden’s obvious decline

Your lyin’ eyes: Corporate media panics with ‘fact checks’ over Biden’s obvious decline After several videos plainly showing Joe Biden’s obvious cognitive decline went viral over the last week, the left is now pulling the ‘out of context’ thing, suggesting that they’re edited “cheap fakes” that are “done in bad faith,” and both NBC News and AP running ‘fact checks.’ (Article by Tyler Durden republished from ZeroHedge.com) “The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.” — George Orwell, 1984 — RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 18, 2024 Now, the media is doing ‘fact checks’ to debunk your lyin’ eyes! Check out NBC’s (9 million follower, 25k view in 12 hours, highly ratio’d post with hilarious replies) take: Misleading GOP videos of President Biden are going viral. The fact-checks have trouble keeping up. https://t.co/ABDPY6fxjP — NBC News (@NBCNews) June 18, 2024 They’re now calling authentic footage “cheap fakes,” which as we noted yesterday, appears to be coordinated messaging with the White House. While “deepfakes” are misleading audio, video or images that are created or edited with artificial intelligence technology, a “cheap fake,” according to researchers Britt Paris and Joan Donovan, is a “manipulation created with cheaper, more accessible software (or, none at all). Cheap fakes can be rendered through Photoshop, lookalikes, re-contextualizing footage, speeding, or slowing.” To recap: Biden ‘wandered off’ during a G7 flag ceremony while he was supposed to be taking a photo with other world leaders before Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni shepherded him back to the group. According to the fact checkers, he was ‘paying respects to a paratrooper.’ According to the fact check, “Biden was greeting a parachutist who had just landed as part of the ceremony.” Yes, requiring Meloni to physically bring him back to the group. He then did some weird nursing home mind-meld with the Pope, possibly (definitely) sniffing him. Unsurprisingly, no debunk! Apparently even NBC News couldn’t defend this. Then, the Hollywood Reporter‘s Chris Gardner showed a clip of Biden ‘freezing’ on stage last weekend, and having to be similarly guided off stage by former President Barack Obama. LOL, this “fact checking” thing has really gone too far Top video: Unedited Bottom video: Camera switch https://t.co/Uu7i9WZGhjpic.twitter.com/jYT6s7P9n2 — Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) June 18, 2024 According to a new ‘fact check’ from AP, citing Jimmy Kimmel’s spokesman and an anonymous source, Biden was simply “pausing” amid cheers. ?@AP replaced the word “froze” with “paused,” & added some additional flowery language about “cheers and applause.” Boom, “fact check.” As an aside, interesting that such an intense degree of attention is being paid to arguing over what, when compared to all of the various… https://t.co/1ng7fdR7rD — GeroDoc (@doc_gero) June 18, 2024 The @AP is a far left propaganda machine — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 18, 2024 And wait, is this a cheap fake? Some pretty obvious airbrushing on Joe Biden’s 81-year-old face https://t.co/QnqqPMDcTU pic.twitter.com/h24PfNeFet — Alec Sears (@alec_sears) June 18, 2024 … and let’s be honest. This is bizarre behavior, no? pic.twitter.com/EgwgQ9Qq2u — GeroDoc (@doc_gero) June 18, 2024 Nobody’s buying it… It’s the Emperor’s New Clothes, folks. Nothing to see here, say the “wise” ones ? — Perperpetual Cynic (@ToddSalvatore2) June 18, 2024 Oh wow, can you show us the original videos then. — The People’s Cube (@ThePeoplesCube) June 18, 2024 Whenever the anti American Democrats do anything: pic.twitter.com/oS3t0pHF87 — Rapidsloth (@Rapidsloth_) June 18, 2024 Agitprop — Ecm1031 (@ecm1031) June 18, 2024 2+2=5 right NBC? — Scott (@leavemealone049) June 18, 2024 “they were cheap fakes” ???? Karine Jean-Pierre pic.twitter.com/kuKSp1xrW2 — drefanzor memes (@drefanzor) June 17, 2024 I love @JimBreuer!! This is hilarious!! ? ????? pic.twitter.com/IHzg1gGQ30 — ??FOXX?? (@Based1717) June 17, 2024 Read more at: ZeroHedge.com

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America’s largest private bus company officially files for BANKRUPTCY

Coach USA, the operator of Megabus and two dozen other commuter bus lines in the United States and Canada, has officially filed for bankruptcy protection. According to the documents filed in bankruptcy court in Wilmington, Delaware on June 18, Coach USA, the largest privately owned bus company in the U.S., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection due to the slow recovery in ridership since the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in 2020. Coach USA also revealed in the court filings that its ridership plummeted by 90 percent in 2020 due to pandemic lockdowns, and despite efforts to bounce back, ridership levels in 2023 only saw 45 percent of pre-pandemic levels in 2023. Moreover, rising fuel, insurance and labor costs, compounded by inflation, have further strained their finances. Coach USA enters Chapter 11 with $197.8 million in debt. This includes $37 million due on a pandemic relief loan under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, along with at least $134 million in other unpaid obligations, including trade debts. In line with the slow recovery, Coach USA, purchased by private equity firm Variant Equity Advisors for $270 million in 2019, has entered into three separate sale agreements subject to better offers during the court process. First, Coach USA agreed to sell the majority of its assets to the Renco Group, a private investment company, in exchange for taking on $130 million of its debt and certain union contracts, along with its Megabus intellectual property and retail operations. Second, Avalon Transportation is set to purchase bus lines in Atlanta, Georgia, and Western states, as well as specialized tour bus divisions for $14.8 million. Additionally, ABC Buses intends to buy a fleet of 143 double-decker buses for $2.3 million. (Related: Casual dining chain Red Lobster officially files for BANKRUPTCY.) Human knowledge is under attack! Governments and powerful corporations are using censorship to wipe out humanity’s knowledge base about nutrition, herbs, self-reliance, natural immunity, food production, preparedness and much more. We are preserving human knowledge using AI technology while building the infrastructure of human freedom. Use our decentralized, blockchain-based, uncensorable free speech platform at Brighteon.io. Explore our free, downloadable generative AI tools at Brighteon.AI. Support our efforts to build the infrastructure of human freedom by shopping at HealthRangerStore.com, featuring lab-tested, certified organic, non-GMO foods and nutritional solutions. These agreements seek to sell its assets and reduce its debt from the 2019 private equity buyout that proved ill-timed. At the same time, the agreements seek to cover 16 of its 25 business lines and preserve jobs for about 2,100 employees. Fortunately, Coach USA, which operates in 27 locations and employs approximately 2,700 people, will continue its bus operations while undergoing a court-supervised sale of its assets as part of the bankruptcy proceedings. “Our top priority remains safely carrying the millions of passengers who choose our buses each year and working closely with our valued contract customers and transportation agency partners,” said Coach USA CEO Derrick Waters. COVID-19 pandemic badly affected the transportation industry across America The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the transportation industry across the United States has been profound, with reduced ridership on trains and buses, as many Americans now work from home or commute to the office only a few times a week. In 2019, there were about 3,000 bus companies, but since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, approximately half have closed and many of the remaining companies are operating at about 70 percent capacity. Additionally, private bus companies had only returned to 40 percent of pre-pandemic ridership by the end of 2022. “We lost almost two full years of revenue over a three-year period,” Peter Pantuso, the chief executive officer of the American Bus Association said in an interview. “You just don’t have enough bandwidth to make up that lost revenue period, because the bills didn’t go away.” In 2023, the popular New Jersey-based DeCamp Bus Lines discontinued its New York City commuter service due to low ridership. Many transit services, which rely heavily on fares, have had to seek alternative funding sources as fare revenue has declined. Without government intervention or new funding sources, many operators may face two difficult choices: cutting services or raising fares. But then, neither option is likely to attract riders back. With the recent filing of Coach USA, the future of Megabus is now in jeopardy. Megabus serves 500 cities across America with a total of over 50 million population since its launch in 2006. Learn more about the fragile state of the American economy at EconomicRiot.com. Watch this clip from the “Worldview Report” discussing how bankruptcies in corporate America are once again on the rise after a two-year lull. This video is from the Worldview Report channel on Brighteon.com. More related stories: BANKRUPTCY BOOM: U.S. saw 70 major bankruptcies in just 4 months, the third worst start of year since 2000. Bankruptcy filings in U.S. surge at fastest pace since 2009 as Bidenflation continues to ravage Americans, businesses. Germany’s economic backbone at breaking point as millions of family-owned companies face bankruptcy. Chinese shadow banking giant Zhongzhi Capital declares bankruptcy due to inability to pay off $64 BILLION in debt… ripple effect to follow. Rudy Giuliani petitions for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after a jury ordered him to pay $146M in damages to 2 Georgia election workers. Sources include: DailyMail.co.uk Chicago.SunTimes.com FinancialPost.com CNN.com Brighteon.com

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Database leak reveals ALARMING list of Google’s privacy blunders, including recording children’s voices and exposing license plates seen on Street View

Database leak reveals ALARMING list of Google’s privacy blunders, including recording children’s voices and exposing license plates seen on Street View A leaked internal Google database has shed some light on the tech giant’s dubious security practices and policies about collecting and storing the personal data of users. The database revealed thousands of reports filed by Google employees about different incidents, from exposed email addresses to recordings of children’s voices. While Google insists that these reported events would only affect a handful of users, the wide range of the incidents suggests something alarming: The company isn’t as trustworthy despite its reputation as one of the most impactful companies in the world, especially concerning its work involving online privacy and security. (Related: Google sued over coronavirus contact tracing apps that may expose users to data breach.) The now-public Google database covers the period between 2013 and 2018. According to data obtained by 404 Media, the reports include privacy and security issues that Google employees reported internally, These include: Issues with Google’s own products or data collection practices. Vulnerabilities in third-party vendors that Google uses. Mistakes made by Google staff, contractors, or others who have impacted Google systems or data. The incidents vary, from one errant email containing some personally identifiable information and even upcoming raids on Google offices. Google transcribed license plates from Street View and exposed email addresses of users In a case from 2016, one Google employee reported that Google Street View’s systems were transcribing and storing license plate numbers from photographs. The employee said Google uses an algorithm to detect text in Street View imagery. Human knowledge is under attack! Governments and powerful corporations are using censorship to wipe out humanity’s knowledge base about nutrition, herbs, self-reliance, natural immunity, food production, preparedness and much more. We are preserving human knowledge using AI technology while building the infrastructure of human freedom. Use our decentralized, blockchain-based, uncensorable free speech platform at Brighteon.io. Explore our free, downloadable generative AI tools at Brighteon.AI. Support our efforts to build the infrastructure of human freedom by shopping at HealthRangerStore.com, featuring lab-tested, certified organic, non-GMO foods and nutritional solutions. However, the contents of license plates are also text so they were also “transcribed in many cases.” Because of this, the database of objects detected from Street View now unintentionally includes “a database of geolocated license plate numbers and license plate number fragments.” The Google employee claimed that this was accidental since the system that transcribes the text should have been avoiding imagery identified by the license plate detectors. However, for unknown reasons, it wasn’t. According to the report, the data from license plates has been purged. Another incident involved the leak of more than one million users’ email addresses from a company that Google acquired. The report revealed that data for Socratic.org could be viewed on the page source of the company’s website. They also believe that the geolocation information and IP addresses of users was leaked. The leak even affected children. According to the report, while the leak was already resolved “as part of the closing conditions for this acquisition,” the data was exposed for users younger than one “could already have been harvested.” Google has endangered data involving children A third report detailed how a Google speech service logged all audio, including an estimated 1,000 children’s speech data, for at least one hour. The report also revealed that a team has “deleted all logged speech data from the affected time period.” There were also cases where the reports themselves claimed that the issue had been resolved. After 404 Media shared the identifying codes of at least 30 incidents with Google, the company insisted that all of them were resolved at the time. Other incidents classified as high priority or are considered notable in the database include: The global security team warned that it was anticipating a dawn raid of a Google office in Jakarta in April 2017. Something similar also occurred in September 2016. Waze carpool’s feature leaked the trips and home addresses of several users. One person modified customer accounts on AdWords (the name for Google’s ad platform at the time) to manipulate affiliate tracking codes on ads. One Google employee accessed private videos in Nintendo’s YouTube account and leaked information before Nintendo’s planned announcements. According to an internal interview, the activity was “non-intentional.” Sabre, a travel agent used by Google, was compromised. The incident leaked Google employee payment information. When iOS users of Google Drive or Docs set access controls on a file as “Anyone with the link,” Google treated it as a “Public” link instead. YouTube made recommendations based on videos users had already deleted from their watch history. This was against YouTube’s policy. A YouTube blurring feature exposed uncensored versions of pictures. YouTube videos uploaded as unlisted or private could still appear publicly available for a short time. A glitch in Android’s keyboard meant that children were pressing the microphone button, with Google recording audio from children as part of the launch of the YouTube Kids app. Visit EvilGoogle.news for similar stories about the tech giant. Watch this episode of “Brighteon Conversations” as Health Ranger Mike Adams talks to attorney Jeffrey Garber and tech censorship expert Jason Fyk about the historic lawsuit against Google, Facebook, Twitter and the U.S. government. This video is from the Health Ranger Report channel on Brighteon.com. More related stories: Rumble files $1 billion lawsuit against Google over lost ad revenue. Cyber security threats: 10 Tips for safe internet browsing. Hackers target 23andMe DNA testing company, gain access to 6.9 MILLION user profiles. Brighteon Media sues Google, Facebook, Twitter, NewsGuard, Homeland Security, Department of Defense, Global Engagement Center, ISD and others for globally-coordinated government-funded censorship collusion against Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, Natural News and Brighteon. Sources include: ReclaimTheNet.org 404Media.co Archive.is Brighteon.com

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Why You Should Purchase Meat, Eggs and Dairy Products Directly From a Farmer You Know

Last year the Weston A. Price Foundation launched its 50% Campaign, urging consumers to purchase at least 50% of their food directly from farmers and artisan processors. This helps build a local food system, creates food security and ensures prosperity for our farmers. But there are many other reasons to avoid industrial meat and obtain the animal products you need directly from a farmer you know. Most Chickens Are Fed Arsenic-Containing Feed ARSENIC: Did you know that 70% of chickens in the U.S. receive feed containing arsenic? The FDA allows an arsenic-based drug called nitarsone in chicken feed. Arsenic-containing compounds were first approved for commercial use in medicated animal feed in the 1940s in order to promote faster growth in poultry and increased feed efficiency — in other words, the chickens get fatter without eating as much. The poultry industry claims that the arsenic fed to their birds has no adverse health effects on the consumer because the kind of arsenic used in feed additives is “organic” arsenic. However, recent studies have found that organic arsenic has the ability to convert to inorganic arsenic in animal tissue, the animal tissue that you eat. Even if the arsenic remains in organic form, it may have the same effect on people that it has on chickens — causing them to gain weight even when eating less.1 Diseased Chickens Approved for Slaughter and Consumption DISEASE: In July of 2020, the USDA accepted a petition from the National Chicken Council to allow slaughterhouses to process birds infected with avian leukosis. The infection causes a condition similar to cancer, leading to malignant tumors and lesions. Whether the condition can be passed on to humans is unclear, but eating diseased chicken does not seem like a good thing to do under any circumstances.2 MYCOTOXINS: A 2019 study of one thousand conventional corn samples found that 92% were contaminated with one or more mycotoxins. These fungal poisons can cause breathing problems, lung inflammation, fever and burning sensations, and serious conditions like cancer, fibromyalgia, heart problems, and lupus — and even mental deficiencies. If they are in the animal feed, they’ll end up in the muscles of the animals. Make sure your farmer is using organic feed or, even better, avoiding corn altogether.3 Risky Drug Allowed in Pig Farming RACTOPAMINE: This drug, mostly given to pigs, promotes lean muscle growth (at the expense of fat). Due to safety concerns, about one hundred sixty nations ban or restrict the use of this drug, including Russia, China and all countries in the European Union. But in the U.S., an estimated 60% to 80% of pigs receive ractopamine in their feed. Ractopamine belongs to a class of drugs called beta-agonists, which were developed to treat asthma. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved ractopamine for use on pigs after just one human health study — an evaluation of six young, healthy men, one of whom dropped out because his heart began racing and pounding abnormally. In addition to cardiovascular effects, ractopamine has been linked behavioral changes, and nervousness in humans and pigs. Babies born to rats fed ractopamine developed cleft palates, protruding tongues, short limbs, missing digits, open eyelids and enlarged hearts. In pigs, ractopamine causes them to collapse and become “downers,” that is, animals too sick or injured to walk.4 Estrogenic Compounds and Antibiotics Show Up in Meat SOY ISOFLAVONES: These estrogen-like compounds will show up in the meat, milk and eggs of animals fed soy — which means any animal raised in the industrial system. Best to find a farmer who uses no soy at all — but at least pasture feeding will reduce the amount of soy that animals like chickens, pigs and dairy cows receive. Pastured beef production requires neither corn nor soy. ANTIBIOTICS: Livestock (cows, pigs, chicken and even fish) receive antibiotics, not only to treat or prevent illness, but also to encourage rapid growth. Of course, people ingest these drugs when they eat antibiotic-treated meat, eggs and milk, with the now well-known result of antibiotic resistance — not to mention disruption of gut flora. Worldwide, an estimated 73% of antibiotics are consumed by farm animals; global antibiotic use is estimated to increase 67% from 2010 to 2030. Europe banned the use of antibiotics for growth promotion purposes in 2006, and the use of sub-therapeutic doses of medically important antibiotics in animal feed and water to promote growth and improve feed efficiency became illegal in the United States in 2017.5 However, use of antibiotics in animal feed is huge in developing countries, especially China, and since we don’t yet have Country of Origin (COO) labeling, it’s hard to avoid such antibiotic-laced products when you buy your animal foods in the supermarket. Federal law forbids the use of antibiotics in dairy cows, but the test used to detect antibiotics (called the SNAP test) only picks up about five of more than two dozen antibiotics in use.6 Toxic Load From Meat, Eggs and Dairy Can Be Quite High Since in America we tend to eat animal foods every day, the load of toxins from supermarket meat, eggs and dairy products can be very high and the effects profound, especially in growing children. The solution? Purchase your meat, eggs and dairy products directly from a local farmer, one who practices pasture feeding and who uses non-medicated feed (preferably soy-free). In the process of protecting your family, you will also be supporting independent, conscientious farmers and a robust local economy. About the Author Sally Fallon Morell is author of the best-selling cookbook “Nourishing Traditions” and many other books on diet and health. She is the founding president of the Weston A. Price Foundation (westonaprice.org) and a founder of A Campaign for Real Milk (realmilk.com). Visit her blog at nourishingtraditions.com. Pacific Health Sciences LLC is a Private Company offering unique product lines, contract manufacturing, and private label services.

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