Vice-President DICK Cheney recently became involved in a squabble with the National Archives. The dispute was in regards to Cheney’s belief that his office is not a part of the executive branch of the U.S. Government and therefore is not subject to the uniform restrictions outlined in a recent executive order.
Cheney tells agency that Vice President’s office is not part of the executive branch
Michael Roston | Raw Story
Thursday June 21, 2007
The Office of Vice President Dick Cheney told an agency within the National Archives that for purposes of securing classified information, the Vice President’s office is not an ‘entity within the executive branch’ according to a letter released Thursday by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
“The Oversight Committee has learned that over the objections of the National Archives, you exempted the Office of the Vice President from the presidential executive order that establishes a uniform, government-wide system for safeguarding classified national security information,” Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA), the Committee’s chairman, wrote in a letter to Cheney. “Your decision to exempt your office from the President’s order is problematic because it could place national security secrets at risk. It is also hard to understand given the history of security breaches involving officials in your office.” Continue reading Cheney: VP is not part of the Executive Branch.
Read the Full Text of H.R. 2755 – The Federal Reserve Board Abolition Act
“To abolish the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal reserve banks, to repeal the Federal Reserve Act, and for other purposes.” This legislation would help to restore the U.S. Constitution, which mandates that only Congress can coin money (Article I, Section 8, Clause 5), and that US debts be settled in silver and gold Article I, Section 10, Clause 1).
Andrew Jackson was the last president to stand up to the central bank and, against all odds, narrowly defeat it. He knew where to go to route out the corruption that eats at the very core of the nation.
Ron Paul is the Andrew Jackson of the 21st century. Americans are waking up to the reality of a privately owned central bank controlling a monopoly over the issuance of credit. The founders of America warned that private banks, possessing the powers of money issuance, would plunge the republic into tyranny. Continue reading Bill To Abolish the Federal Reserve Enters House of Representatives
Breath has a great effect on the our internal energy. When we gain an understanding of the relationship of breath to these energies, we are able to control them and benefit from them both mentally and physically.
In any sort of meditation, the key is focusing on your breathing, forget who you think you are, and become one with the eternal moment.
by Shunryu Suzuki
When we inhale, the air comes into the inner world. When we exhale, the air goes out to the outer world. The inner world is limitless, and the outer world is also limitless. We say “inner world” or “outer world,” but actually there is just one whole world. In this limitless world, our throat is like a swinging door. The air comes in and goes out like a swinging door. The air comes in and goes out like someone passing through a swinging door. If you think, “I breathe,” the “I” is extra. There is no you to say “I.” What we call “I” is just a swinging door which moves when we inhale and when we exhale. It just moves; that is all. When your mind is pure and calm enough to follow this movement, there is nothing: no “I,” no world, no mind nor body; just a swinging door…. Continue reading Breathing, the Swinging Door Between the Inner and Outer World
There are billions of species of bacteria in the intestines. Without all of this bacteria, we would be unable to survive because the bacteria plays an integral role in the digestion of food. Since the intestinal bacteria are vital for the digestion process, we must be certain that we have the proper balance of “good” versus “bad” bacteria.
The balance of this bacteria is strongly influenced by the foods we eat and our exposure or lack thereof to antibiotics. Junk foods, bad food combinations and antibiotics facilitate the prevalence of “bad” bacteria, whereas whole foods and probiotics facilitate the prevalence of “good” bacteria.
How The Bacteria In Your Gut Can Make You Fat
Dr. Mercola | Mercola.com
Two new studies show that obese people have different intestinal bacteria than slim people. What’s more, the microbes in an overweight body are much more efficient at extracting calories from food.One study looked at mice, the other looked at humans. In both, a family of bacteria known as firmicutes were more plentiful in the obese (20 percent more). Bacteria called bacteroidetes were also much more abundant in those of normal weight (the obese had almost 90 percent fewer bacteroidetes). Continue reading Intestinal Bacteria Plays an Important Role in Obesity
The widespread consumption of “soft” drinks is, by far, one of the most dysfunctional and self-destructive customs to have taken hold in Western culture. Carbonated beverages do absolutely nothing for you, period.
Anyone who has even remotely looked into this subject should know that there are no health benefits whatsoever and a myriad of risks. As the beverages sit in the trucks during warm days, the preservative Sodium Benzoate converts to Benzene, a cancerous agent.
When we consume soft drinks, the rich corn-syrup causes the blood to become quite acidic, forcing the body to utilize emergency measures to bring the PH back to the safe range. It therefore has to release calcium from the teeth and bones, weakening robbing the skeletal system of vital minerals.
Cancer-Causing Benzene Found in Drinks
By ANDREW BRIDGES, Associated Press Writer Fri May 19, 8:18 PM ET
WASHINGTON – A government analysis of more than 100 soft drinks and other beverages turned up five with levels of cancer-causing benzene that exceed federal drinking-water standards, the
Food and Drug Administration said Friday.
The companies that make the drinks have been alerted and either have reformulated their products or plan to do so, the FDA said. Government health officials maintain there is no safety concern, an opinion not shared by at least one environmental group. Continue reading Soft Drinks Contain Cancer Causing Agent: Benzene
If someone were to stretch the DNA molecule out, it would wrap around the Earth and Moon over 200,000 times, yet most humans use only 1 mile of that DNA. Many biologists like to refer to the DNA that we don’t use as “Junk DNA.”
If it is simply junk, then its a terrible waste of space, does nature really function with such inefficiency, or are there pieces of our DNA that we haven’t learned to use yet? Continue reading “Junk DNA” may not be worthless after-all
Ron Paul’s appearance on the Colbert Report provided some good exposure for Dr. Paul to a sympathetic audience of young voters.
Here is Colbert’s introduction for Dr. Paul:
I’m not sure how to feel about you, but I am passionately ambivalent. Lets stake out some of the things you’ve been doing: you voted against the Patriot Act, you voted against the Iraq war, you also hate taxes and you hate gun control. You are an enigma, wrapped in a riddle, nestled in a sesame seed bun of mystery..
Video: Ron Paul’s Appearance on the Colbert Report
Despite all of the hype about using anti-bacterial everything, these soaps have not been proven to be beneficial to human health. Still most of us insist on using them, as if “anti-bacterial” was some sort of benefit. If only people would open their eyes to all of the research that shows that these soaps are actually harmful.
The Truth About Antibacterial Soaps–And Why You Should Avoid Them
By Dr. Joseph Mercola with Rachael Droege | Mercola.com
It used to be that antibacterial soaps were used mainly in clinical health care environments. Now, antibacterial soaps are used in households across the country where they amount to a $16 billion-a-year industry. Some 72 percent of all liquid soap sold in the United States now contains antibacterial ingredients.
The active ingredient in most antibacterial products is triclosan, an antibacterial agent that kills bacteria and inhibits bacterial growth. But not only does triclosan kill bacteria, it also has been shown to kill human cells. Triclosan was introduced into consumer products in 1995, and its use has spread rapidly.
Antibacterial ingredients have become so prevalent in the United States that there are now antibacterial soaps, laundry detergents, shampoos, toothpastes, body washes, dish soaps and many household cleaning products. Continue reading Antibacterial Soaps are actually Quite Harmful
The U.S. Army, in its infinite wisdom, decided that the best way to dispose of its life-eradicating trash is in the world’s oceans. They do all of this despite the fact that such dumping has a major effect on marine wildlife. No real surprises here, however, since they have repeatedly demonstrated that this is what the Army is good at, destroying life in whatever way is convenient.
Munitions Dumping at Sea
C R McClain | Deep Sea News
It is no secret that the U.S. military has used the ocean as trashcan for munitions in the past. Peter discussed at the Old DSN how federal lawmakers were pressing the US Army to reveal everything it knows about a massive international program to dump chemical weapons off homeland and foreign shores. “The Army now admits that it secretly dumped 64 million pounds of nerve and mustard agents into the sea, along with 400,000 chemical-filled bombs, land mines and rockets and more than 500 tons of radioactive waste – either tossed overboard or packed into the holds of scuttled vessels.” Brian pointed me to the Daily Press’s in depth coverage of this whole issue. Registration is free and only takes a minute or two and is extremely worthwhile. Included at the site are maps of disposal sites (downloadable as pdfs), stories, descriptions of items dumped including nerve and musturd gas, and rather depressing pictures some are below the fold (all from Daily Press). Continue reading U.S. Army: Dumping Munitions at Sea
Since 1980, “Ghouliani” has been a proponent of gun control. As mayor of New York City, he had the city sue gun manufacturers for “making too many guns.” He believes that guns are only to be used for “hunting and law enforcement,” which indicates that he is ignorant of the advice of the founders, or he just doesn’t care about Constitutional values.
He also harbors the bizarre belief that gun confiscation leads to a decrease in crime. This is bizarre because history shows that the OPPOSITE is actually true. When guns are illegal all manner of crime increase dramatically, as is evidenced in Australia’s recent gun grab. Continue reading Gun-Grabber Giuliani: Selling-Off Critical U.S. Infrastructure