DNA Monthly (Vol. 12, No. 3)
July-August 2016 (Vol. 12, No. 3)
New Book of Humor & Satire: The Angel’s Dictionary
Were you aware that a fetish (n.) is anything, such as the stock market, falsely believed by primitive peoples to possess divine, magical or supernatural qualities?
Did you know that disclosure (n.) is when they finally tell us everything and nothing changes?
The Angel’s Dictionary defines these terms this way—so they must be true!
Here’s another deliciously veracious definition from this forthcoming Spirited Glossary for the Little Devil in You …
waffle: (n.) breakfast of politicians.
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From the back cover …
In this knee-slapping dictionary for coming to terms with modern culture (or lack thereof), politics (so-called) and life (such as it is), award-winning author Sol Luckman (Snooze: A Story of Awakening) reinvigorates satire to prove that—though we might not be able to change the world—we can at least have a good laugh at it.
Then again, maybe laughter can transform the world!
genetically modified organism (GMO): (n.) member of the public who has regularly consumed the biotech industry’s food products.
Taking a page from Ambrose Bierce’s scathing satirical masterpiece, The Devil’s Dictionary, The Angel’s Dictionary updates the genre to include blistering contemporary references and no small sampling of risqué humor to make adults giggle like mischievous teens.
entanglement: (n.) quantum physics term for when the sheets wrap around two bodies in space.
treason: (n.) crime against one’s country and its people punishable by reelection.
shadow side: (n.) self you encounter when you do not look in the mirror.
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FEATURED IN THE JULY-AUGUST 2016 ISSUE OF DNA MONTHLY
1. “6 Plants Other than Cannabis that Are High in Healing Cannabinoids” by Anna Hunt
2. “Your Awakening Counts More than Your Vote” by Dylan Charles
3. “America’s First Certified Organic Fast Food Chain is Here—& It Pays $16 an Hour” by Carey Wedler
4. “Zika Fraud Update, Rio Olympics, the Op Against Brazil” by Jon Rappoport
5. “How to Answer the Call of the Wild” by Cigano
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1. 6 Plants Other than Cannabis That Are High in Healing Cannabinoids
Cannabis is not the only plant that contains medically beneficial cannabinoids, although it has driven the research to understand the powerful therapeutic properties of these plant compounds. In actuality, there are several plants that are also rich in cannabinoids and benefit the body’s endocannabinoid system, which is responsible for helping the body maintain internal balance, or homeostasis, needed for attaining optimum health.
To expand our understanding of cannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system, scientists and botanists are exploring the prevalence of cannabinoids in many plants, other than just cannabis, that are used in natural remedies. Below are six plants found to contain healing cannabinoids or affect the endocannabinoid system and some of their known therapeutic benefits.
This plant is well-known for its ability to help the body fight off the common cold. It is also used to relieve anxiety, fatigue, migraines, and arthritis. Echinacea is a bit different than cannabis because it uses cannabimimetics instead of cannabinoids to engage the endocannabinoid system, particularly the CB2 receptor. Similar to THC in cannabis, the N-alkyl amides (NAAs) in echinacea are responsible for regulating the immune system, pain, and inflammation.
2. Electric Daisy—Acmella oleracea
Native to the Amazon region, the electric daisy is used to create a painkilling gel. It successfully blocks pain receptors at nerve endings, as per trials conducted by Cambridge University. The compounds found the the electric daisy are called N-Isobutylamides, and similarly to other cannabinoid-like compounds they regulate pain and inflammation. This natural remedy is emerging as a dental remedy for ailments such as impacted wisdom teeth.
3. Helichrysum umbraculigerum
Native to South Africa, this daisy has a strong mood-stabilizing and anti-depressant effect due to a large amounts of cannabigerol (CBG), also found in the cannabis plant.
Helichrysum has been studied by Italian natural product chemist Giovanni Appendino. He presented at the International Cannabinoid Research Society his discovery that cannabinoid-like compounds are made by plants, starting from an aromatic acid, which is different from the normal cannabinoid biosynthetic route. Helichrysum is used in African ritual ceremonies to make fumes with a potential psychotropic effect similar to other cannabinoids.
4. Liverwort—Radula marginata
This plant, indigenous to New Zealand, contains large amounts of perrottetinenic acid, which is strikingly similar to THC, the psychoactive component in cannabis. It is believed to bind with the CB1 receptors, just as THC, although liverwort is not known to have any psychoactive effects. What it is known for is its ability to treat bronchitis, and historically it has been used to alleviate gallbladder, liver and bladder problems.
5. Cacao—Theobroma cacao
The cacao plant has many therapeutic properties and it is known to be a powerful, and delicious superfood. Cacao affects the endocannabinoid system by deactivating the enzyme FAAH, which typically breaks down the endocannabinoid known as anandamide. Since anandamide is identified to be the body’s natural version of THC, eating natural chocolate increases the amounts of anandamide in the brain because the FAAH enzyme is less active.
The result is similar to what many people experience when smoking cannabis—a general feeling of being relaxed and happy—although the result is nowhere near as potent as with THC. Researchers at the Neurosciences Institute of San Diego were able to back up the claims that chocolate does contain three compounds that act as healing cannabinoids.
6. Black Pepper—Piper nigrum
A very common aroma molecule or terpene, called beta-caryophyllene (BCP), found in plant essential oils and abundantly present in black pepper, has been discovered to function as a cannabinoid. Similar to other plant-based cannabinoids, BCP binds with the CB2 receptors, giving it the therapeutic effect of reducing inflammation. Various research has suggested that BCP could be used for the treatment of arthritis and osteoporosis, and may potentially increase the effectiveness of certain anti-cancer drugs.
This article (“6 Plants Other than Cannabis That Are High in Healing Cannabinoids”) was originally created and published by Waking Times and is published here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Anna Hunt and WakingTimes.com. It may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.
Anna Hunt is a staff writer for WakingTimes.com and an entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in research and editorial writing. She and her husband run a preparedness e-store outlet at www.offgridoutpost.com, offering GMO-free storable food and emergency kits. Anna is also a certified Hatha yoga instructor. She enjoys raising her children and being a voice for optimal human health and wellness. Read more of her excellent articles here. Visit her essential oils store here.
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2. Your Awakening Counts More than Your Vote
We live in a world where illusions are held in higher esteem than verifiable truth. This is no accident, as the individual has for decades now been on the receiving end of social engineering programs, advanced political and corporate propaganda, fear programming and outright mind control.
The sum total of all this mass conditioning has been to convince otherwise good-natured and hard-working people to participate in their own enslavement and to willingly acquiesce to the ever-increasing rules, invasions of privacy, taxations, permissions and control schemes of a government and world elite who have long since left public interest in the dust.
The American dream is a mythic idea that was supposedly founded on the principle that public oversight of government is possible thanks to an electoral process which would give an informed citizenry the opportunity to replace undesirable politicians with better ones. Government itself, though, is a brutish and violent force that has time and again proven absolutely wild, reckless and untamable. It has never has obeyed its own laws, policies or regulations, and world history is a bloodstained chronicle of man’s failure to control himself when given power in the form of government.
Just as you cannot stop the tides from rising and falling, you cannot stop government from decaying into tyranny, especially so by following its very own rules and by participating in its token rituals.
This is truth, yet the illusion of so-called “democracy” persists, seeming to grip people ever more feverishly with each passing election season. Even in the face of overt election fraud, party infighting, delegate rigging and widespread disenfranchisement. And so here we are again, facing the embarrassing spectacle of choosing between two undesirables when we all know the game is rigged.
For the powers the be, though, the repeating four-year cycle of presidential politics is the most effective device for keeping the masses high on the illusion of self-governance. It force feeds us on a regular schedule the false narrative that we the people can vote to reign in the power and corruption of the oligarchy of deep state, private and corporate influences that truly control the direction of this nation.
In this light, the purpose of national politics is not to perpetuate self-governance for the benefit of the common person, but rather to eat up personal energy and resources in order to suck the individual into a quagmire of false hope and endless patience with outrage after outrage. It is to make ineffectual action feel like action to the people being most screwed over by the corruption of the elite.
Sure, this may sound negative, cynical or apathetic to those who are over-invested emotionally in this game, but in order to move beyond the insanity of doing the same thing again and again while expecting different results, it’s imperative to be deadly honest about how this program works to enslave us, not to free us. Once we can think beyond the peer pressure, neighbor-hating, and mindless outrage that marks each election cycle, we make ourselves available to the possibility of real change. And real change always begins from within, and never forced from without.
There is no political leader who can make you stand fearlessly in this complex and dangerous world. There is no candidate that can give you the freedom that comes with a healthy mind and body. There is no political ruler who can manifest true and lasting happiness for you. There is no politician who can ensure that you enjoy the experience of your life everyday, under any and all circumstances. And there is no president that can empower you to be the best possible version of yourself so that you may give your best to others.
All of these qualities are vastly more critical to personal, community and planetary renewal than whichever new figurehead is selected to be the perceived front man of a morbidly corrupt American government.
The most effective way to change the world around you is to first focus on and create more value in yourself. This is why your awakening counts far more than your vote does.
This article (“Your Awakening Counts More than Your Vote”) was originally created and published by Waking Times and is published here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Dylan Charles and WakingTimes.com. It may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.
3. America's First Certified Organic Fast Food Chain Is Here—& It Pays $16 an Hour
As fast food chains like Jack in the Box and McDonald’s fight to stay afloat, a new fast food chain is challenging fundamental norms within the industry. Organic Coup is the first USDA-certified organic fast food chain in the country, offering previously unheard of healthy options and boasting formidable funding with ambitious plans to expand rapidly across the country.
Touting its organic certification, Organic Coup explains its standards, which “do not allow Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), toxic chemicals and pesticides, or the use of antibiotics or added hormones in livestock.”
Their small but savory menu reflects their approach. The two locations currently open for business, both located in Northern California, serve crispy chicken sandwiches fried in organic coconut oil and topped with spicy organic vegetables on an organic bun. The chicken is provided by the popular organic brand, Mary’s Chicken and also comes in wrap and bowl form. Organic Coup offers a variety of organic sauces, as well as chicken tenders on the side.
For dessert, Organic Coup serves organic popcorn drizzled in organic chocolate and caramel (perhaps a more appealing option to health conscious consumers than McDonald’s recent addition of chocolate drizzled fries). They also plan to add organic tater tots and breakfast burritos to the menu.
Though the prices are higher than traditional fast food establishments—the chicken sandwich is $9.99—Organic Coup focuses on quality rather than price point (it’s also worth noting a comparable crispy chicken sandwich at Chili’s, a popular, non-organic casual dining restaurant, is $8.79).
The company, which just secured funding to open two dozen new storefronts in the next year, openly describes its intention to revolutionize the fast food industry:
“A ‘coup’ is a takeover—and that’s our vision: an organic takeover of the fast food industry. Totally disruptive and bold,” they explain. “The Organic Coup represents a new day and a new attitude about fast food—fast food can be good food.”
But Organic Coup also seeks to disrupt the fast food industry in another way.
“We believe in “Team Coup” (our employees) and we are investing in them with a livable wage that sets a new standard in fast food,” their website reads. While fast food employees across the country protest in favor of government-mandated higher wages, Organic Coup is setting its own standards.
As BUSINESS INSIDER recently reported, “Organic Coup is paying starting wages of $16 an hour in San Francisco and $14 an hour in Pleasanton. Fast-food workers in the US make $7.98 an hour on average, according to PayScale.”
The new chain’s philosophy of using only organic ingredients and treating its employees well mirrors the approach of the company’s two core investors, who just provided $7 million in the first round of funding: Jim Sinegal, Costco’s founder and former CEO, and Richard Galanti, Costco’s Chief Financial Officer. Though Costco does not exclusively sell organic products, it recently expanded to provide abundant options to consumers; and with $4 billion in annual organic sales, the warehouse retailer has surpassed Whole Foods in profits. To accommodate the explosion in consumers’ desire for organic products, Costco has even begun lending money to organic farmers, who have found themselves struggling to keep up with demand.
This transition to organic products was made possible, in part, by Dennis Hoover, a 33-year Costco veteran who previously managed 53 Northern California Costco locations and helped turn Costco into the biggest seller of organic foods in the world. Fittingly, as a result of this success, Hoover is at the helm of Organic Coup. As Galanti said, “I have complete confidence in him—he’s a great operator,” Business Insider reported. Hoover has partnered with Erica Welton, a former food buyer for Costco, to run the chain.
Organic Coup is also taking a page from Costco in its decision to pay its workers fairly. As Hoover said, “Our model is based on that Costco model of efficiency and paying employees a great wage.” As their website explains,“The philosophies learned at Costco have become our foundation at The Coup. We are a business filled with passionate people pushing for social change.”
While the ambitious project is encouraging, it’s important to note that USDA organic certification does not guarantee designated products be 100 percent organic. By the federal agency’s standards, to receive the general organic label, foods can be just 95 percent organic. Further, though the company touts its commitment to sustainability, non-meat eaters might balk at the claim, considering the chain’s main ingredient is chicken. Mary’s Chicken is considered Step 3 organic, which, while organic, has lower standards than the highest Step 5 ranking.
Despite these caveats, in a country where 1.9 million tons of likely toxic glyphosate have been sprayed on crops since 1974, livestock are pumped full of antibiotics, and the fast food industry is increasingly unpopular among many Americans, Organic Coup’s commitment reflects changing paradigms—both in commercial enterprise and among consumers. Indeed, former NBA star Ray Allen recently opened an organic fast-food chain in Miami, though it does not appear to be officially certified organic.
The organic food industry generated nearly $40 billion in 2014, and it continues to grow. Rather than demanding government action, the Costco-inspired venture is passing responsibility to consumers in a gratifying way. In fact, they argue their customers “are changing the status quo by transforming the conventional and unsustainable food system through vision and action.”
“The simple act of buying a certified organic sandwich,” they say, “makes you an agent of change,” ultimately inviting consumers to join them in “peaceful protest.”
Considering that, despite Americans’ growing skepticism, fast food remains a formidable force in the United States, Organic Coup’s plans to disrupt and upend the industry may not just be timely, but vital.
This article (“America’s First Certified Organic Fast Food Chain Is Here—& It Pays $16 an Hour”) is free and open source. You have permission to republish this article under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Carey Wedler and theAntiMedia.org.
Carey Wedler joined Anti-Media as an independent journalist in September of 2014. Her topics of interest include the police and warfare states, the Drug War, the relevance of history to current problems and solutions, and positive developments that drive humanity forward. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California, where she was born and raised.
For new readers, see my previous articles about the scientific fraud that is Zika. In a nutshell, there is no convincing evidence the Zika virus causes the birth defect called microcephaly.
There are only news headlines. The latest of these refer to two new studies “clinching” the Zika-microcephaly connection. However, the studies are nothing more than propaganda.
One study claims that, in several groups of mothers and babies born with the defect, the Zika virus was found. But at best, it was found in a small minority of cases studied. This weak correlation proves nothing. In fact, it is evidence against Zika as the cause. Why? Because scientific standards dictate that the virus should be found in all, or an overwhelming percentage of, cases.
The other study was done on mice. Needless to say, mice are not humans. In fact, mice are far from ideal animals to study, when inferences to human are going to be made.
The CDC and the World Health Organization are determined to weld Zika to microcephaly. Scientifically, they’ve utterly failed, but that doesn’t stop them. They can get headlines, and that’s all they care about.
Brazil, as everyone knows, has been made the target of the hysteria surrounding Zika. And the Rio Olympics are coming up shortly. Obviously, many tourists are going to stay home because they fear Zika. This could cut deeply into expected profits the Games generate. “Brazil is a terrible place to visit; Zika is rampant; run from the virus.”
More importantly, the global political scene is experiencing a ripple of disruption owing to what are called the BRICS nations—Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. This alliance is establishing its own monetary fund, independent of the IMF, and conversation have been held about defecting from the US dollar as the currency of choice in all sales of oil.
From the US government’s point of view, this toppling of the dollar must never happen. It was one reason Libya was destroyed. Ghaddafi was in the process of promoting a gold-backed currency (not the dollar) to be used in oil transactions.
Therefore, Brazil, as a BRICS nation, comes under the political gun. The entirely fraudulent Zika crisis is one vector in that attack.
Unfortunately, people are inexperienced in making connections between political/economic attacks, and medical ops. So they can’t see the links. But the links are there.
Since 1988, I’ve been detailing them. Just to take one example, the manufactured 2003 crisis called SARS was used, by the World Health Organization, to show it could bring a large city to its knees. WHO issued a travel advisory against flying into a “SARS epicenter,” Toronto. The city lost billions in tourism revenue. SARS had no basis in reality. The supposed cause, a coronavirus, was found in fewer and fewer patients—until the whole op was exposed as a rank fraud, for those who were paying attention.
In the case of the Rio Olympics, WHO hasn’t come out and advised the Games organizers to cancel or move the events. It doesn’t need to. It’s already stirred up enough fear to produce a deep cut in tourism money.
And after all, the globally televised Games will create an ideal opportunity to push more Zika fear at viewers.
The CDC and WHO are the Ministry of Fear. They use that emotion to front for pharmaceutical companies, who in turn sell vaccines and drugs.
“Be afraid. But don’t worry, we can help you and save you.”
If you buy that formula, I have some wonderful and inexpensive condos for sale on the dark side of the moon.
Bottom line: Any doofus can say, “Look, here is a disease, and I’ve found a particular virus is present in a few cases, so the virus causes the disease.” Any doofus can say that, but he isn’t a real scientist, no matter how many credentials he has attached to his name. He might be a salesman, he might be a propagandist, he might be an incompetent, but he isn’t a scientist.
The most recent numbers I’ve found out of Brazil state that, in 854 confirmed cases of microcephaly, 97 were found with some trace of the Zika virus. That’s called evidence that Zika isn’t the cause. In any reasonable lab, the researchers would say, “Well, we go back to the drawing board. Far too many cases that don’t have the virus.”
But we aren’t dealing with reasonable people.
We’re dealing with an agenda.
And the agenda must be pushed, for purposes that have nothing to do with science or healing.
Copyright © Jon Rappoport. All Rights Reserved.
The author of three explosive collections, The Matrix Revealed, Exit from the Matrix and Power Outside the Matrix, Jon Rappoport was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for thirty years, writing articles on politics, medicine and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, SPIN Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at www.nomorefakenews.com. To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Exit from the Matrix, click here.
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5. How to Answer the Call of the Wild
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it. —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
In today’s world, people are highly individualized, although people born in a particular country naturally share cultural similarities. For example, Americans—despite their differences—share many characteristics because they were born in the same country. They likely inherited American tendencies from family members, who tend to maintain a continuity of beliefs and views owing to their upbringing and education.
With so much family and group imprinting, why do some of us do things that are not associated with the region where we were born—things that seem removed from our experimental selves? In my own case, given that I was born in the United States, how does one explain my passion to travel to exotic locations, from Brazil to Mexico?
Such desires can put us at odds with our own culture. This way of thinking can interfere with the expectations of our families, teachers and friends. Some may never entertain such eccentric desires. A second group might entertain them—only to succumb to expectations and live out a “normal” life.
A third, smaller group, like Buck in Jack London’s The Call of the Wild, “buck” expectations and follow their primal instinct as they gather knowledge and pursue a life of unique possibilities.
As for those who hear but fail to heed the Call of the Wild, peer pressure is probably to blame. Peer pressure isn’t necessarily a bad thing; it’s one way communities keep continuity. Without peer pressure, or something like it, chaos would reign supreme. Nobody could agree on anything.
But peer pressure does have its downsides. At its worst, it’s a form of bullying. It also tends to limit our ability to think for ourselves. It detracts from our creativity, spontaneity and authenticity. And if it’s too successful, it sidetracks us from our individual calling.
“If a man does not keep pace with his companions,” wrote Thoreau, “perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.”
This quote by one of history’s most famous individuals should inspire those of us who hear the Call of the Wild to follow it at all costs. So how do we go about doing this?
First, identify your dream. Your dream for your life—even if it seems impossible from your current position—may be easier to achieve than you’ve been led to believe. A powerful dream can empower a lifetime of learning and changing. Write down your dream as a way of remembering it as time goes by.
Second, ignore the naysayers. A lot of people may not understand your dream, and some may insist it’s a chance in a million. Don’t let negativity get you down. People achieve their dreams every day. Imagine how many times the Wright Brothers heard flight was impossible—before they actually flew.
Third and finally, follow your dream. It’s exciting to identify your dream. And it’s important not to let others dissuade you from it. But it’s perhaps even more crucial not to sabotage your own dream.
This can mean taking chances. It can also mean ignoring not just external voices, but the doubter within. How many times have you had a great idea that you didn’t follow through on simply because you lacked confidence—only to regret it later?
Such ideas can be fleeting. They can easily drift by you because you didn’t seize the opportunity when you had the chance. It’s important to follow your instincts—even if those instincts may lead to unexpected outcomes.
Don’t just follow your dreams. Explore them thoroughly, seek insight from them, and learn about life from your experiences as you answer the Call.
This article (“How to Follow the Call of the Wild”) was originally published on Snooze 2 Awaken under an Attribution Noncommercial NoDerivs 3.0 Unported license with attribution to Cigano. It may be republished freely on a noncommercial basis without alteration with proper attribution, author bio including links, and this copyright statement.
Cigano is a middle schooler with an interest in writing and filmmaking. His pen name, which means “gypsy” in Portuguese, was given to him by his capoeira teacher. Capoeira, a Brazilian martial art, is an exotic mixture of dance, gymnastics and self-defense. View more of his work at http://cowbird.com/e991o6/stories.
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