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War Is A Racket by US Major General Smedley Butler

War Is A Racket by US Major General Smedley Butler

“I helped make Mexico, especially Tampico, safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefits of Wall Street. The record of racketeering is long. I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-1912 (where have I heard that name before?). I brought light…

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Mitochondria #2: Meeting Biology’s Galileo

Mitochondria #2: Meeting Biology’s Galileo

A few days ago I met with with Dr. Doug Wallace, the Director of the Center for Mitochondrial and Epigenomic Medicine (CMEM) at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Research Institute and Professor of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. “More than 35 years ago, Dr. Wallace and his colleagues founded the field of human mitochondrial genetics. The mitochondria are the cellular power plants, organelles that generate most of the cell’s…

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The Stranger on a Beach: Every Moment is an Opportunity To Act of Love and Change The World

The Stranger on a Beach: Every Moment is an Opportunity To Act of Love and Change The World

Our current state of body and of mind is our vehicle to appreciate the beauty of Creation as it unfolds, whether you believe in the big bang theory, in a religion, or all of it. I learned this lesson loud and clear during a wellness retreat in Ecuador and on a journey with a shaman, and I personally experienced the power of this belief in the first conversation I had, with a stranger on a beach in Martha’s Vineyard, the…

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Article: How School ACTUALLY Teaches Students to Be Obedient and Conform, and the Material is a Facade

Article: How School ACTUALLY Teaches Students to Be Obedient and Conform, and the Material is a Facade

“In lesson five I teach that your self-respect should depend on an observer’s measure of your worth. My kids are constantly evaluated and judged. A monthly report, impressive in its precision, is sent into students’ homes to spread approval or to mark exactly — down to a single percentage point — how dissatisfied with their children parents should be. Although some people might be surprised how little time or reflection goes into making up these records, the cumulative weight of…

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