Animal Farming: Donkeys For Chinese Medicine & Meat; We Must Be Their Voice

by J. Lee Donkeys Killed For Chinese Medicine and Meat I recently learned about the slaughter of donkeys. It is estimated 4 million donkeys are killed every year. Their skin is used to make a Chinese medicine named ejiao. The demand is a threat to donkeys worldwide. It is created by boiling skins to to produce a gelatin. It is also turned into powders, tablets and face creams. Even though it is thought to have medical benefits many say ejiao has no medicinal value. The market for it is fueled by greed.…

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Holidays: The Season of Depression is Upon Us

by J. Lee Holidays: The Season of Depression is Upon Us Depression increases during the months of November through February. Those alone face that reality of loneliness during Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Eve and Valentines Day. Single people are reminded how alone they are during the season of celebration. They cannot escape the season thanks to advertisements, displays in stores and postings on social media. Holidays can be the loneliest time. Those who are older may have outlived their family members. Seniors may have no one. Some in the military or…

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Survivor Guilt – Identify and Overcome It

by J. Lee SURVIVOR GUILT Survival guilt is real and it is painful. It causes distress for those who have it and for loved ones who see their pain yet are ill-equipped to ease it. Wikipedia: Survivor guilt (or survivor’s guilt; also called survivor syndrome or survivor’s syndrome) is a mental condition that occurs when a person believes they have done something wrong by surviving a traumatic event when others did not. It can be attributed to veterans, crime survivors, those targeted in terrorist attacks, attendees at an event with with mass casualties and during…

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The Findings Of The 2017 Nobel Prize Winners In Physiology May Lead To Health Benefits

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by Richard Cameron Nobel Prize Winners for 2017 and their insight on how genes effect the biological clock For years, scientists have argued that humans and animals have internal biological clocks that regulate important functions, particularly sleep and that these clocks also affect brain patterns, glandular activity and other organs of the body. The reality of this was generally accepted in the scientific community, but the mechanism of how the bio-rhythms operated at the cellular level was not fully understood. Yesterday’s winners of the Nobel Prize in Physiology, Doctors Jeffrey…

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Wouldn’t You Like To Be A Prepper, Too? Water – The Elixir Of Life

by Oletta Branstiter Water, water, everywhere, but not a drop to drink! This is what recent victims of Texas and Florida hurricanes experienced. They were literally at risk of drowning in water too dangerous to sustain them! On Tap The first provision we should consider for emergency preparedness is water. A human can live up to three weeks without food, but only three days without this basic but precious commodity. Like most people, especially in the developed world, you probably get your water from a faucet or refrigerator dispenser. You…

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The Evolution In Non Animal Sourced “Meat” – The Impossible Possible Burger

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by Richard Cameron   We all recognize that changes in agriculture and food production are advancing at a rapid pace. Some of the changes are controversial for a variety of reasons. The Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) debate has not abated and some of the most egregious behavior of multi-national ‘Big Ag’ corporations have tainted scientific advances. Despite that, more changes are coming in your diet.  The subject of this report, is one that my family has been examining from a practical standpoint for the past 5 years or so. We…

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Gender Confusion, Modern Culture And Political Correctness

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 J. Lee Gender Confusion, Modern Culture and Political Correctness GENDER CONFUSION Society has hit a crossroad of gender confusion. Not all, but many men have lost their masculinity and women have lost their femininity. Some people choose to live an androgynous lifestyle while others refuse to identify with the sex of their birth. The final identity transformation occurs through sex reassignment surgery as seen with Chastity Bono and Bruce Jenner. ANDROGYNY  Some celebrities led androgynous trends in the 1970’s and 1980’s which continues today. They preferred to dress in gender…

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Laws Targeting Drug Dealers Have Bipartisan Support, But Will They Work?

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by Tony Wyman A new law proposed by Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker to charge drug dealers with manslaughter when the drugs they sell kill the user has strong support from many who see the state’s opiod crisis as one of the biggest threats facing the Commonwealth. But the bill has some skeptics who think increased jail time has little or no impact on drug abuse. If the law goes into effect, drug dealers responsible for the deaths of users would face a minimum sentence of five years in a state…

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Urban Community Gardens, Co-ops, Communal Farming and Farmers’ Markets: Healthy Food Production for Our Future

J. Lee Community Gardens, Community Farms and Farmers’ markets A trend that is gaining momentum is community gardens, co-ops, communal farms and farmers’ markets. They have always been around, but the idea has become more mainstream. They can be found throughout the United States. Community Gardens Community gardens, also known as co-op’s, are comprised of land purchased by a group of people or local governments. Regulations can be a challenge, but many governments will assist those who are serious. They are developed so that a group of people can produce…

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Human Trafficking – Crimes Against Humanity

J. Lee Human Trafficking – Modern Day Slavery This story exposes the international shame of human, sex and labor trafficking. Human trafficking is prevalent in the United States and throughout the world. The idea in most people’s minds is it happens elsewhere, but America has its own dirty secrets. No nation is innocent in crimes against humanity. It is estimated that 1/3 of those trafficked are children. Wikipedia – Human trafficking is the trade of humans, most commonly for the purpose of forced labour, sexual slavery, or commercial sexual exploitation for the trafficker…

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