News-in-Transition

30 November 2017

 - Russian president Vladimir Putin made the statement in a congratulatory letter marking the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

The Russian President has written a letter to his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas affirming Russia’s longstanding commitment to justice for Palestine which dates back to the 1950s.

In his letter, Putin wrote,

“Russia, as a permanent member of the UN Security Council and the Middle East Quartet of international mediators, takes a principled stand in support of the realisation of the Palestinians’ legitimate right to self-determination. We are in favour of a comprehensive and fair settlement in the Middle East on a solid international legal basis, including the relevant UN Security Council resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative. It should result in the end of the Israeli occupation of the Arab lands that began in 1967 and the creation of an independent Palestinian state with its capital in East Jerusalem.

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30 November 2017

 - December 3rd’s extremely powerful and potent supermoon in Gemini brings in an energetic storm, as it illuminates the sky on the same day that Mercury turns retrograde.

To heighten things further, Gemini is ruled by the planet Mercury; therefore, as Mercury goes retrograde while the moon is shining brightly in Gemini, all of Gemini’s characteristics will be highlighted and intensified.

Geminis are renowned for being argumentative, and Mercury retrograde is notorious for bringing pandemonium to communication, so conversations with loved ones may quickly turn heated during this full moon.

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29 November 2017

 - Science is once again documenting much of what the natural health community has touted for ages. In this case, it’s the power of garlic to aid in healing even chronic infections.

Of course we at Natural Blaze have provided a veritable mountain of supporting evidence, both scientific and anecdotal, for the many amazing health benefits of garlic that include everything from killing infection to killing cancer. Nevertheless, we are always delighted when we read about new science that we can add to the database.

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark have isolated a compound called ajoene that is believed to be the source of the powerful antibiotic properties produced in garlic. They are now studying exactly how ajoene functions when it interacts with bacteria.

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29 November 2017

 - A poor, black female in the segregated South, Johnson didn’t exactly have a bright future to look forward to. She endured the hardships that virtually all African Americans endured during and beyond segregation—second-class citizen status, economic and social exclusion, living in near-constant fear of physical threats and terror, and so forth.

As if that weren’t enough, the particular events of Johnson’s life wouldn’t make it any easier for her either. At age 7, she was raped by her mother’s boyfriend. She told only her brother about it. A few days later, her attacker was found dead. She was so traumatized by these events that she didn’t speak a word out loud for another five-and-a-half years. An outcast, both from the outside and from within herself, Johnson was seemingly bound to a hard, lonely life of struggle and isolation.

Marguerite Johnson, however, would later change her name to Maya Angelou and become a dancer, an actress, a screenwriter, a poet, a prominent leader in the civil rights movement of the 1960s, and the first black female to write a best-selling nonfiction book, her memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

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28 November 2017

 - Monsanto has been selling glyphosate to farmers since 1974 - under the trade name Roundup, used to kill weeds without killing crops.

It’s currently the most commonly used herbicide in America - sales today 100-fold greater than when first introduced.

In March 2015, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer classified glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic in humans” - based on epidemiological, animal, and in vitro studies.

In February 2016, a group of international scientists published a  consensus statement - explaining the risks associated with increasing human exposure to glyphosate herbicides.

They noted its endocrine disruption in test tube and animal experiments studies.

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28 November 2017

 - We’ve all got to learn the lessons of our karma, but at some point we also need to let go. If we aren’t careful, the lessons which were meant to teach us about higher levels of consciousness can keep us from achieving them. Here’s how not to get stuck processing your karma.

Karma isn’t what most people believe it is. As defined by its Sanskrit root, karma is a neutral phenomenon. The word simply means effect from a cause. Karma isn’t a punishment. It is simply information in, and information out.

If you let go of an arrow from a bow, where it goes is simply a combination of your aim, the force created by the pull-back, and the release of that arrow. Karma is the same. It can be good, bad, or indifferent, in terms of the limited, materialistic view of the world. Our existence now is thought to be a sum of our past actions – which arrows we released, and which arrows we kept tucked away in their quiver.

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27 November 2017

 - On the eve of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil’s (RSPO) annual meeting, the Shipibo Konibo community of Santa Clara de Uchunya has condemned the failure of the organisation’s complaints mechanism to secure justice for their community. They have called on the RSPO to implement urgent reforms if it wishes to be a credible body for certifying sustainable palm oil and eliminating human rights and environmental abuses associated with the palm oil sector.

To date approximately 6000 hectares of the community’s forests have been destroyed for conversion to palm oil plantations. Fences and security systems now prevent community members from accessing any remaining forests vital to their subsistence and the company continues to expand its operations despite suspension orders from the RSPO and Peruvian government and ongoing investigations by environmental prosecutors. All of the community representatives have been issued with death threats for their opposition.

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27 November 2017

karimic-tools-144 - 11/28 ~ Mercury (thought process) ~conjunct~ Saturn (definition of reality):  (1 of 2 in Sag:  11/28 & 12/6)- This energy is excellent for any important project that requires your undivided attention. If you've got a vision and have already outlined how to manifest it, now is the time to really fill in the blanks - flesh it out - bring it to life!...

 - 12/1 ~ Mars (energy) ~oppose~ Uranus (radical shift): This is a mixed blessing. On one hand, this energy can bring on impulsive, reactionary behavior. You can have sudden outbursts of anger or frustration...

 - 12/2 ~ Jupiter (Belief System, Laws & Religion) ~trine~ Neptune (Faith, Mysticism & Spirituality):  (1 of 3:  12/2 ~ 5.25.2018 ~ 8/19) - These two getting together stimulates some pretty large concepts that are deeper and broader than most care to go. However, for my dreamers and faith-keepers, this one is for YOU!...

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26 November 2017

How To Believe In Yourself Again - To believe in yourself again, you need to make peace with where you are. There’s no need to fight against what is. Resistance is futile. If you want to get out of this dark world you are now in, back to feeling safe, happy and secure, and back to believing in yourself, you first need to make peace with where you are, with how your life looks at this moment, and with everything that led to this situation. Only by doing so will you have the necessary power and energy to change your present life situation.

“Surrender is a constant process of not resisting or clinging to the moment but instead, continuously turning it over to God. The attention is thus focused on the process of letting go and not on the content of the ‘what’ that is being surrendered.” ~ David Hawkins

Even though at times it feels as though life is against us and that it doesn’t like us very much, the truth of the matter is that life loves us a great deal. And because it loves us so much, it wants to hold our hand through the dark moments, and it wants to take all our burdens away from us.

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26 November 2017

antidepressants - Rates of depression in the United States have more than doubled in the past few decades. In the years between 1991 and 2002 alone, the prevalence of major depression rose from 3.33 percent to 7.06 percent – and it continues to rise. A growing number of researchers and mental health professionals believe they know the reason why and it’s not a lack of antidepressants in the diet.

In fact, in “The Sedated Society” – a book published by the Council for Evidence-based Psychiatry, the authors make a compelling case against the widespread use of antidepressants. Not only are these drugs unhelpful in treating depression, they maintain, but they can actually cause it.

If you know anyone taking antidepressant medication – share this news (below) with them and help prevent years of avoidable emotional pain.
Most depressed patients will experience a recurrence – despite years of maintenance on drugs

According to a review published in Medical Hypothesis, up to 80 percent of patients diagnosed with major depressive disorder will experience a recurrence – despite a constant ‘maintenance dose’ of an antidepressant.

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25 November 2017

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In the UK, both England and Wales legalized the sale of CBD oil last fall — after conceding that the plant did offer “restoring, correcting or modifying” effects. While a license is necessary for retailers looking to sell CBD oil as a medicine, those who offer it as a ” food supplement” are able to skirt around the rules and circumvent the arduous licensing process. While the debate over the cannabis plant’s medicinal benefits continues to rage on, it’s clear that CBD oil is an increasingly hot commodity.

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25 November 2017

 - An important part of being truly free is the responsibilty to be highly discerning about the ideas, beliefs, and attitudes that we choose to accept from society.  In fact, we must be independent minded and confident enough to form our own ideas, beliefs, and attitudes — despite the pressure that society puts on us to conform.  We must not just blindly accept everything our government, religions, teachers, and so called "experts" want us to believe.  Doing so gives away our power and allows the "powers that be" to create a world that serves their agenda — a world that might not be in our best interest.

If we don't start forming our own beliefs, trusting our inner knowledge, and standing for what we know in our hearts is right, the future of our world will be defined and created by a very few with a very self-serving agenda.  In this world that worships the almighty dollar commercial interests are steering the ship.  We have allowed them to hijack our government, our religions, our media, and our beliefs and attitudes — materialism, consumerism, separatism, and fear serve their interests.

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24 November 2017

Good News: Congo Is Ditching Conflict Metals For Cannabis - Reports say that the Democratic Republic of Congo might be the largest producers of cannabis in Africa. And the crops are in such high demand, that some former miners of conflict metals are seeking a career shift.

If you’re reading this, don’t forget to wipe the blood off of your touchscreen. Relax (a bit). It’s metaphorical, but only slightly. Your smartphone, your tablet, your laptop and your smartwatch are instruments of destruction and war. About the only “good news” about the longstanding practice of high-tech gadget manufacturers sourcing raw materials from war-ravaged areas is that everybody does it.

According to Amnesty International, buyers of “conflict metals” like cobalt from the Democratic Republic of the Congo—where child labor does the mining and where child soldiers also inflict the killing in the predictable squabbles over resources—include Apple, Samsung, Sony, Microsoft and Lenovo.

Strike that. There’s more good news. The Congo is also a hub for cannabis production—according to some sources, the biggest producer of marijuana anywhere in Africa. And as per a new report in Ozy, some former miners are ditching blood minerals and growing weed instead.

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