Bow Hunters Feeding Starving Families

By Jenifer Dixon

Every year, members of the grassroots hunting organization Back Yard Bow Pro (BYBP) donate thousands of pounds of venison to local charity groups to help alleviate hunger in two North Carolina counties. It’s a popular program that organizers hope will spread across the nation to help hungry families.

This local non-profit group, founded in Weaverville, N.C., has come up with a formula that helps everybody. They help the hungry by donating fresh meat to charities. They help landowners by reducing the excess population of deer that destroy much of the locally grown organic produce. They help hunters by giving them not only a larger purpose to the hunt but by integrating their function into the community.


The concept was literally born in the back yard as Joe Lasher and Adam Ellwood of BYBP and Billy Stewart of Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry discussed ways to help the community in their backyard.

“It takes a community to combat hunger through hunting,” said Lasher, the founder of BYBP.

Lasher talks of hunting and fishing as a heritage of the people of his area. And given that one out of four children and one out of four seniors are “food insecure,” meaning they don’t know where their next meal is coming from, the need is great. But simultaneously, the program helps people to understand the role of the hunter.

“The greatest goal is that we want to help our friends, our family and those less fortunate, because that is what the hunting heritage is all about,” says Lasher.

“Hunt to help” might be the motto of this organization, which has provided some 200,000 meals to the needy since 2000 and has grown in two-and-a-half years to more than 24 states. One of the intended consequences of this community outreach has been to create bonds in the community and have different elements of the community—hunters, landowners and hungry families—working together. It helps to recreate what was once a staple of American life: community self-sufficiency. It also stresses the importance of changing the negative concept that many have today of the hunter, not realizing that it has been hunters, fishermen and farmers who have traditionally kept communities alive.

Marcella Morgan of Big Ivy Community Center in Barnardsville, N.C. speaks glowingly of the program and how the venison is included in packages provided by the Christmas Angel Project and winds up in everything from spaghetti sauce to hamburger helper.

But that’s not all. The venison provided by BYBP has moved into the gourmet world as well. Chef Derek St. Germain, the regional director of BYBP, coordinates with local organic farms and cooks gourmet meals with what once was derisively called “freezer fodder.” The first attendees were hunters, but over the years non-hunting members of the community have been attending these community meals sponsored by BYBP.

Hunters in the program are certified. They submit to a criminal background check and agree to a code of ethics. They also agree to hand over a certain proportion of their hunt to charitable organizations.

It’s a win-win situation for all involved. Participants celebrate their heritage and enjoy the bounty of nature that surrounds us. And many more sit down to a nourishing, satisfying meal.

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Jenifer Dixon is the author of The Holy Land Unveiled, has a B.A. cum laude in English literature and history from George Washington University and has worked for a number of media outlets and at several D.C. think tanks including the Institute for Public Accuracy and Women Strike for Peace.

American Free Press Is Under Attack!

Dear American Free Press supporter:

Let’s be honest. As far as cash reserves go, the bank account of American Free Press is usually as empty as Mother Hubbard’s cupboard. We struggle every month to make ends meet, but always get the job done. We publish a real newspaper—not one loaded with the kind of fake news you get from the controlled media and so many “alternative” media outlets who don’t bother to check the facts. That’s right: Our bank account is small, but our staff and writers have the hearts of lions.

And though our print subscribership is relatively small and we are lucky to crack the top 75,000 websites in the world every year, we certainly get noticed by a lot of high-powered agitators.

Just recently, for instance, Internet giant Google informed us that they will no longer do business with us. On February 9, we received a termination notice from the brass at Google ending our advertising contract. The reason?  AFP is, in a nutshell, too politically incorrect for them. Incidentally, we were making just $144 a month from what is known as Google Ad Sense. Google Ad Sense monitors website traffic and discovered last year that AFP’s Internet site, staffed by just one part-time employee, had, on average, nearly 400,000 different people reading a grand total of over 1.7 million pages on our website every month.

Despite the small staff and the minimal budget, these are very good numbers for some of the “big boys,” let alone one small, independent newspaper fighting for its existence.

But Google didn’t care. They informed us our relationship was over—without the right of appeal—because of what they called a “site-wide violation of policy” related to articles and products they think are too hot to handle. Fine, we figured. What’s $144 a month in the grand scheme of things?

But then we thought we’d look a little closer. Recently, a wide-eyed, wet-behind-the-ears journalist named Tess Townsend, writing for a website named “Recode,” made a shocking admission. Google did not make this decision on a whim. No. This massive company was pressured into the move by an allegedly “non-profit” gang of “free speech watchdogs” called Media Matters for America, a group once sued by C. Boyden Gray, former White House counsel for George H.W. Bush, for violating the rules of non-profit organizations by using their website as a platform to smear conservatives. In 2011, Gray sent a letter to the IRS alleging that Media Matters’s activities were not primarily educational, but instead “unlawful conduct.” He asked that the tax-exempt status of Media Matters be revoked! And it should have been.

But who is Media Matters, and why does it matter?

Media Matters for America was started in 2004 by a man named David Brock (the former boyfriend of James Alefantis of Comet Ping Pong Pizza fame). Their office space was initially supplied free of charge by John Podesta, with whose name you are no doubt familiar. And guess who gave her time as a volunteer consultant for Media Matters in the early days of its formation? None other than Hillary Rodham Clinton.

But let’s delve a little deeper. A non-profit organization like Media Matters, with a fancy website and a staff busting out of their D.C. offices (long-since moved out of the cramped office space supplied by Podesta) must have received funding from somewhere. But from where? And from whom?

It turns out that Media Matters got a big kick start with a $2 million donation from a group called You remember them, right? They’re the group that helps organize anarchistic rallies against Donald Trump and other conservative politicians and journalists, supplying logistics and funds so leftists of all stripes can shut down cities, tie up traffic, and keep hardworking people like you and me from getting to work so we can feed our families while groups like Black Lives Matter and ski mask-wearing hooligans can destroy the personal property of businesses, throw bricks through shop windows, physically attack people they don’t agree with, and even rain down rocks and stones on average Americans trying to attend conservative political rallies.

Hundreds of them were arrested during the Trump inauguration because, honestly, they could have killed people. And, according to D.C. police, they almost did. They have no concern for free speech. No concern for differing opinions. And they certainly don’t care a lick for anyone who won’t adopt their Marxist political agenda.

The Left definitely does not practice the “tolerance” it preaches.

But the plot thickens . . .

By the way, is directly funded by one of the richest leftist troublemakers in the world. You guessed it. Hungarian-American George Soros. It’s clear that nothing goes on at that slimeball Soros does not know about personally. According to a CNN report, Soros himself donated $1 million to Media Matters in its early stages. In a 2014 interview, founder Brock said Soros’s donations only accounted for “less than 10%” of the budget of Media Matters.

So, trust me when I say, there is a real move afoot to destroy free speech in America, led by some of the richest and best-funded billionaires and “advocacy” groups in the world.  And American Free Press has now become a focus of these powerful culture munchers—ones that don’t really like that you and I have opinions about things that are in stark contrast to theirs.

Yes, American Free Press is now on the front lines of a battle for freedom of speech. And what a battle it will be.

Am I exaggerating?  I don’t think so . . .
They ALL have axes to grind with AMERICAN FREE PRESS . . .

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Does George Soros have an axe to grind with American Free Press? Well, it’s AFP that has consistently exposed his involvement in nearly every anti-American “protest” group out there, from Black Lives Matter to pro-abortion groups to anti-Trump rabble-rousers and to slimy outfits like Media Matters, that insist all dissenting viewpoints be crushed without mercy.

Now let’s do a little math . . .

• According to the website “,” John Podesta is worth $12 million.

• According to “,” Arianna Huffington is worth $50 million.

• Bill and Hillary Clinton are alleged to be worth as much as $50 million. But we know that is a low-ball figure. According to The Washington Post (and we think we can trust them on this, but probably not for much else besides the weather and the sports scores), the Clintons have amassed a global empire including the Clinton Foundation that may be, in fact, worth $2 billion.

• And what about George Soros? According to Forbes magazine, Soros was worth, in 2017—now take a deep breath—$25.2 billion.

• And Google. You better sit down if you aren’t already. Larry Page and Sergey Brin are together worth a combined $498 billion!

• The aforementioned president of Media Matters, David Brock, by the way, makes (according to its non-profit tax form for 2011) more than $286,000 per year. Do you realize that would pay every single staff member and freelance writer AFP employs for an entire year?

That’s some high-octane pocketbook power—all trained on American Free Press.
But what’s the real reason “THEY” hate AFP?
Could it be because:

• AFP refuses to kowtow to these overlords of the mass media and politics?

• AFP refuses to run their cookie-cutter fake news stories and instead debunks them?

• AFP—with the support of our readers—consistently scoops them issue after issue?

• AFP actually checks facts before running with a story?

• AFP—alone among all independent news media—has managed to continue to publish a newspaper in print and on the web, on a shoestring budget, that consistently outperforms the largest media outlets in the world?

• AFP is not controlled by advertisers, lobbying groups or the CIA? If you know anything about “Operation Mockingbird,” you know the CIA has a long history of using the mainstream media to plant stories designed to condition the American public for war.

Is it possible American Free Press irritates the masters of the media more than any other news outlet in business today?

Well, whatever we are doing, the likes of those mentioned above apparently have a hive of African killer bees in their bonnets. They are determined to shut us up.

But guess what?


But we have to admit: There is only one way we can survive to win this battle. Fortunately, we have something all those billionaires and millionaires and media moguls don’t have . . . a dedicated group of subscribers and supporters—average Americans—who understand the importance of a truly independent media.  And you are one of these people.

You are all our dedicated partners in our effort to get the truth out.

We’re not asking for a billion dollars. Nor a million. Nor $100,000 . . .

We just want enough to keep on publishing, to keep on irritating the powers that be by not giving in. And we vow that we will keep publishing until we either drop dead or emerge victorious.

By surviving . . . we win.  And so does America.

Without American Free Press, what is there, really? Just a tiny handful of papers that are in the same boat as AFP. We can count them on one hand. And kudos to them as well.

But let’s be honest. Of those, AFP is the loudest, most effective independent voice for freedom in this country today that is not controlled by outside, un-American agitators.

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Your support means we will never be forced to crawl up to the altar of fake news and worship at the feet of the high priests of political correctness.

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P.S. To the list of high-powered muckety-mucks who want to silence AFP, you can add the Anti-Defamation League (net assets of $90 million for 2015) and the Southern Poverty Law Center (currently worth more than $250 million).  They have been trying since we started to shut our doors—but have failed again and again.

P.P.S. While piecing together this request for assistance, I just got word from our webmaster that YouTube, the massive video channel, can be added to the list of companies that want our message censored. Worth between $26 billion and $40 billion, according to online estimates, YouTube has given us our first “strike” and suspended our ability to post videos on their site for 90 days. Why? One video we posted about the suppression of free speech in Canada is too politically incorrect!

Where does it stop? It’s time to draw our own line in the sand. . . .


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Immigrants Will Overwhelm America

Whether legal or illegal, the U.S. cannot handle millions more immigrants. When it comes to illegal aliens, every year, 500,000 illegal aliens violate America’s borders. If you multiply 33 years times 500,000 people, that adds another 16.5 million people by 2050. Once this immigration storm hits, no one will be able to escape its consequences.

By Frosty Wooldridge

Every morning, noon, and night, you hear the weather report forecast in your specific area. Meteorologists warn you of approaching tornados, rainsqualls, or blizzards. They warn you of breezes or high winds. You know the temperatures in order to dress correctly or not to drive that day. Because of those forecasts, you make daily choices with knowledge and understanding. You protect yourself and your family.

Do you ever notice the evening news with cars piled up in 20-car crashes because they drove into a blinding snow storm? What about a cluster of 18-wheelers that drove into a fog bank only to create multiple deaths? As you look at the traffic standing still in your city, why did all those people drive their cars into such a gridlocked mess?

As you sit there watching the evening news, you wonder, “Why did so many people make such stupid choices? Why did they drive into a blinding snow storm? Why didn’t they pull over and park? Why didn’t they stay home?”

But what about your future, the future of your community, the future of your state, and ultimately, the future of your country—if you don’t get to see a forecast about a gathering storm across America in the form of endless immigration?


While no one can change the weather, each of us can change the future of our country by stopping the “immigration tsunami” bearing down on our 50 states.

As a forecaster, I can tell you this: Once this immigration storm hits, no one escapes its consequences.

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The 1965 Immigration Reform Act drives this “perfect storm” bearing down on the U.S. At that time, Congress increased legal immigration to 1.2 million annually. That single act added 100 million people to the U.S. in 40 years. If allowed to continue, it will add 138 million more people within 33 years. We stand 28 million into that 138 million in 2017.

Let’s look at the numbers.

According to the Pew Research Center,, the U.S. Census Bureau, and the Fogel/Martin Population Projections, legal immigration is expected to jump the U.S. population by 100 million people, net gain, by 2045 or sooner.

That includes immigrants, their births, and their chain-migrated relatives. The other 38 million will be U.S. births by U.S. mothers at two children per woman on average. The baseline population was 300 million in 2006.

Dr. Steve Camarato of the Center for Immigration Studies tells us that 500,000 illegal aliens violate our borders annually. If you multiply 33 years times 500,000 people, that adds another 16.5 million people. That would take us from the projected 438 million to 454.5 million in 2050. You can find more from the Center for Immigration Studies at “”

That equates to doubling the size of our 40 most populated cities within the United States. This means New York City jumps from 8.3 million to 16.6 million, Los Angeles increases from 11 million to 22 million, Chicago from 5 million to 10 million, and on down the line.

Florida is expected to jump from 18 million to 36 million. Texas increases from 26 million to 36 million. California accelerates from 38 million to 58 million.

How do you water, feed, warm, transport, house, employ in an increasingly robotic world, and provide resources for in excess of another 154.5 million people?

With all the problems we face today—47 million Americans subsisting on food stamps, 8.7 million unemployed, our inner cities rotting into chaos, our air pollution rates exploding off the charts, our gridlock traffic immobilizing our cities, our water pollution in places like Flint, Mich. and dozens of other U.S. cities—how in the living daylights will we survive the first part of this storm?

My long-time colleague, Dr. Albert Bartlett, said, “Can you think of any problem in any area of human endeavor on any scale from microscopic to global, whose long-term solution is in any demonstrable way aided, assisted or advanced by further increases of population, locally, nationally or globally?” (Bartlett manages “,” which is his own website.)

The answer: Nothing will get better. Everything will get worse. No one will be immune. Everyone will suffer.

You can take action today by supporting new immigration initiatives sponsored by Washington. Also, you can join these organizations for free: NumbersUSA (1400 Crystal Drive, Suite 240, Arlington, Va. 22202), Federation for American Immigration Reform (25 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Suite 330, Washington, D.C. 20001), and Carrying Capacity Network, Inc. (1629 K Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, D.C. 20006). And, of course, get people to subscribe to AMERICAN FREE PRESS.

Frosty Wooldridge lives in Golden, Colo. He is a population, immigration, and environment specialist and has spoken at colleges, civic clubs, and conferences around the world on these topics. Woolridge has also biked across six continents.

Obama’s Parting Gift to You: A Ministry of Truth

Before leaving office on Jan. 20, President Barack Obama and the Democrats stuck Americans with a combination Christmas and going-away present that effectively creates a Ministry of Truth to police what constitutes news in this country. Notably missing from this new measure is who, exactly, is going to be defining what is true and what is false.

By John Tiffany

There’s a saying that evil and the devil never sleep. Thus, while the American people were celebrating the Christmas season and paying little attention to politics, secure in the knowledge that Donald Trump had been elected, a lame-duck Congress and President Barack Obama made their move, passing and signing into law a bill that will create an Orwellian Ministry of Truth.

The budget-busting $611 billion 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has hidden deep within its pages a proviso known by various euphemisms such as the Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act of 2016 (H.R. 5181) or the Countering Information Warfare Act of 2016 (S. 2692).

Long before the flap about so-called “fake news”—meaning anything (such as the truth) not conforming to the government/mainstream media narratives—was drummed up, the writers of this anti-First Amendment legislation were planning to task the secretary of state with coordinating with the secretary of defense, the director of national intelligence, and the Broadcasting Board of Governors to “establish a Center for Information Analysis and Response,” whose ostensible purpose is to “develop and disseminate” what are claimed to be “fact-based narratives” to counter the pesky truthers who have the effrontery to point out anomalies and holes in the establishment narratives.

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Notably unanswered is the question of who determines what is “fact” and how they determine this. For example, for President George W. Bush it was a “fact” that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. In the end, it was clear to everyone the true facts were the opposite of the president’s “facts”—but by then the damage had been done.

The free speech-chilling rider was first introduced by Reps. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) and Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and back in March by RINO Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.).  Kinzinger is noted for saying he cannot support Donald Trump.

Portman complained: “Surprisingly, there is currently no single U.S. governmental agency or department charged with the national-level development, integration, and synchronization of whole-of-government strategies to counter foreign propaganda and disinformation.”

On Dec. 8, the proviso was quietly inserted into the Senate version of the NDAA. Obama signed it into law in the evening of Dec. 23—practically on Christmas Eve.

The bill also creates a grant program to give away taxpayer dollars to “NGOs, think tanks, civil society [whatever that means] and other experts outside government who are engaged in counterpropaganda-related work.”

In what is effectively a return to the Cold War, Obama and these solons claim “foreign disinformation and manipulation” threaten the world’s “security and stability.”

This legislation “does not bode well for independent media and has massive potential to be abused for political purposes,” commented the news and commentary website “”

Germany’s boss, Angela Merkel, joined with Obama in calling for more censorship and news control.

As part of the same drive, we have already seen Facebook partnering with government-sponsored “fact checking” sites and algorithms being  put in place to remove dissident news from social media feeds. The new law chips away at freedom in America.

This latest outrage comes scant weeks after the Defense Department was found to have hidden a January 2015 report showing how $125 billion could have been saved over a five-year period without any civilian layoffs or any reduction in military strength—information the Pentagon and military-industrial-banking complex do not want leaked to the taxpayers.

Such “lamestream media” as The Washington Post have already indoctrinated and primed the public to believe that anyone deviating from the official narrative is providing “fake news” and “Russian propaganda,” so that now the government can legally crack down on any media that questions the official line.



“Our enemies are using foreign propaganda and disinformation against us and our allies, and so far the U.S. government has been asleep at the wheel.

“. . . But, today, the United States has taken a critical step towards confronting the extensive and destabilizing foreign propaganda and disinformation operations being waged against us by our enemies overseas.” —SEN. ROB PORTMAN

[AMERICAN FREE PRESS translation: Too much truth is getting out about the misdeeds of the U.S. government and something has to be done.—Ed.]



The Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act has this as its main goal, according to a press release on Portman’s Senate website:

“The first priority is developing a whole-of-government strategy for countering the foreign propaganda and disinformation being wages [sic] against us and our allies by our enemies. The bill would increase the authority, resources, and mandate of the Global Engagement Center to include state actors like Russia and China as well as non-state actors.

“The Center will be led by the State Department, but with the active senior level participation of the Department of Defense, USAID, the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the Intelligence Community, and other relevant agencies. The Center will develop, integrate, and synchronize whole-of-government initiatives to expose and counter foreign disinformation operations by our enemies and proactively advance fact-based narratives that support U.S. allies and interests.”

[AMERICAN FREE PRESS translation: The government will accelerate distribution of its official propaganda narrative through compliant media outlets while at the same time crushing “fake news” outlets until the nexus between government and media is 100% complete. At the same time, the U.S. will expand even further its own spying and disinformation operations.—Ed.]

John Tiffany is AFP’s copy editor and lives in West Virginia.

Chemicals in Popular Herbicide Even Worse Than Killer Poison?

Frankenfood makers routinely test glyphosate, the primary ingredient in RoundUp, as a single agent and declare it safe. But that is deceptive because glyphosate is always combined with dangerous adjuvants. Glyphosate-based herbicides contain many other chemicals, which when mixed together are 1,000 times more toxic than glyphosate on its own.

By James Spounias

If the alliance between government and powerful business interests isn’t enough to give you an ulcer, try to wrap your head around two stories, published within days of each other, concerning the testing of glyphosate. This controversial herbicide is used in combination with adjuvants in finished products, notably RoundUp, made by agrichemical giant Monsanto.

Adjuvants are ingredients in a solution that usually facilitate or modify the action of the principal ingredient in the mixture.

The first story came out Nov. 11, stating that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it has suspended testing of glyphosate in foods, blaming differing test methods and laboratories.

The agency stated it may revisit testing in the future.

The second article, published two days later, on Nov. 13, reveals high levels of glyphosate have been discovered in popular foods, according to a report published by grassroots advocacy organization Food Democracy Now and the Detox Project, which commissioned an FDA-registered lab to conduct testing.

You read that correctly: The government cannot test glyphosate, but public interest groups can test—using the government’s labs.

If you believe the FDA is actually testing foods for high levels of pesticides and herbicides in a meaningful way, think again.

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Even the Government Accountability Office (GAO) bluntly stated the FDA isn’t testing nearly enough in size and scope to matter, and that glyphosates weren’t even tested in 2014. The agency reported, “FDA tested less than one-tenth of 1% of imported shipments.”

The GAO also chided the FDA for not disclosing that it does not “test for several commonly used pesticides with an EPA established tolerance (the maximum amount of a pesticide residue that is allowed to remain on or in a food)—including glyphosate, the most used agricultural pesticide.”

The GAO’s criticism makes it clear that the dangers of pesticides and herbicides aren’t taken seriously by federal agencies. This is not because of omission or negligence.

The FDA only started testing for glyphosates in February 2016, after being criticized for not doing so—following the release of a damning report on glyphosate dangers by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which re-classified glyphosate as a “probable human carcinogen” in March 2015.

The Obama Administration, falsely portrayed by the so-called rightwing as anti-business egghead environmentalists driving American corporations out of the U.S., is literally in bed with Big Agriculture on this issue.

The fact that the FDA announced it will no longer test for glyphosate just two days after Donald Trump was declared president-elect speaks to the fact that Big Agriculture’s power is fairly certain it will be business as usual under the new administration.

This writer will not hold his breath that foods will be tested properly under a Trump presidency any more than they were under Obama, George W. Bush, Clinton, George H.W. Bush, Ronald Reagan or Jimmy Carter.

The second article headline—that shockingly high levels of glyphosate were found in commonly eaten foods—resulted from a substantial testing project done by Food Democracy Now.

Using sophisticated “gold standard” test methods at an FDA-registered laboratory, Food Democracy Now learned that, so far, alarming levels of glyphosate were found at levels that present significant risks according to the latest independent peer-reviewed science on glyphosate in General Mills’ Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios, Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, Raisin Bran and Frosted Flakes, PepsiCo’s Doritos Cool Ranch,

Ritz Crackers, Nabisco’s Oreos, and Stacy’s Simply Naked Pita Chips, as well as many other popular products.

“Frankly, such a high level of glyphosate contamination found in Cheerios, Doritos, Oreos and Stacy’s Pita Chips is alarming and should be a wake-up call for any parent trying to feed their children safe, healthy and non-toxic food,” said Dave Murphy, executive director of Food Democracy Now.

How much glyphosate is “safe” for human consumption isn’t an easy question to answer, because credible, independent, peer-reviewed scientific evidence states that the levels of harm begin at the miniscule 0.1 parts per billion (ppb) level, while glyphosate industry-sponsored research dismisses this low number.

Food Democracy Now’s test revealed a whopping 1.125 ppb in the popular breakfast cereal Cheerios.

This latest evidence calls for a much lower allowable daily intake (ADI) to be set at 0.025 milligrams per kilogram bodyweight per day or “12 times lower than the ADI” currently set in Europe and 70 times lower than the level currently allowed by the EPA in the U.S.

“These results show that both the U.S. regulators and food companies have let down consumers in America. Independent science shows that glyphosate may be a hormone hacker at these real-life exposure levels found in the food products,” said Henry Rowlands, director of the Detox Project, an international organization dedicated to testing our food and our bodies for toxic hormone-hacking chemicals. “The safe level of glyphosate ingestion is simply unknown despite what the EPA and Monsanto would have everyone believe.”

There’s another issue not yet addressed by the government or Food Democracy Now: The adjuvants used in conjunction with glyphosate are not being tested. Combining these chemicals into a toxic cocktail could make the witch’s brew even more dangerous than glyphosate alone.


This is not to criticize Food Democracy Now, which has taken on the Herculean task of educating the public on the dangers of glyphosate and clearly faces roadblocks and financial impediments to test every chemical used in finished products. Public health organizations should not have to do the job of federal agencies, paid with taxpayer dollars to do so.

The adjuvants, however, make glyphosate much more dangerous to health and are conveniently ignored by the establishment, which relies on “corporate studies” that only look at glyphosate as a sole ingredient.

In the real world, the corporate-sponsored test-tube assurances of isolated glyphosate safety are bunk, because all commercial products using glyphosate have additives. These are often dangerous enough on their own, but combined with glyphosate they can be much worse.

“” quoted Dr. Robin Mesnage of the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics at Kings College in London in 2015 who offered evidence for the statement that RoundUp is 1,000 times more toxic than glyphosate alone.

Mesnage stated: “Glyphosate is everywhere throughout our food chain—in our food and water. The lack of data on toxicity of glyphosate is not proof of safety and these herbicides cannot be considered safe without proper testing.

We know RoundUp, the commercial name of glyphosate-based herbicides, contains many other chemicals, which when mixed together are 1,000 times more toxic than glyphosate on its own.”

If we look at the “big picture” of pollutants, such as glyphosate and other herbicides, fluoridated water, hydrogenated vegetable oils, high-fructose corn syrup, and vaccines, to name a few, we get the idea that we are indeed left victim to assaults protected by the powers that be and that attempts to do the right thing are suppressed by this same cabal.

People take to the streets over which selected puppet gets to rule, but it is time that all, no matter color, creed, religion or political persuasion, join together to demand clean food, water, and air and restoration from damage done by the powers that be.

James Spounias is the president of Carotec Inc., originally founded by renowned radio show host and alternative health expert Tom Valentine.

Was This an Assassination Attempt on Trump or Just a Dirty Trick?

The dirty tricksters were up to their old games this weekend when a man at a Trump rally forced an incident that nearly shut down the political gathering. What the dirty tricksters failed to realize was that the name of this supposedly innocent man showed up multiple times in documents leaked by WikiLeaks on its website.

By Sophia Meyer

The latest disruption at a Donald Trump campaign rally, this time in Reno, Nev. where the Republican presidential nominee was speaking on Nov. 4, turned particularly dramatic when Secret Service protective agents shrouded the candidate as they rushed him off-stage to safety. Some people went so far as to call it an assassination attempt on the billionaire presidential candidate, but the truth may be even more bizarre.


Austyn Crites—who has been a registered Republican since 2011, according to “,” but now supports Hillary Clinton—was at the front of the large crowd when he raised a “Republicans Against Trump” sign over his head.

CNN reports a Secret Service statement said an unidentified person shouted “gun” as Crites was being tackled by the crowd. Law enforcement officers rushed in and carried him away.

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Crites told the media that law enforcement “saved” him from the violent crowd, and on Saturday told a Guardian reporter of his harrowing few seconds of fame, “I knew I could die at that moment.”

Trump returned to the stage in about five minutes to finish his speech. He later tweeted his appreciation to law enforcement and said, “Nothing will stop us—we will make America great again!”

No gun was found either on Crites or in a search of the surrounding area, and Crites was released without charges a short time later.

He then wrote on his now-defunct Facebook page, in part, “I have NO connection with the Clinton campaign . . .” and continued, “. . . we cannot allow a fascist/dictator to take our beloved freedoms to simply boost his ego and ‘get back’ at anyone who disagrees. Take what happened to me tonight as a classic example of dictator incitement of violence—against your own Republican brother with a stupid sign.”

Sounds innocent enough. After all, he was just holding “a stupid sign.”

But intrepid investigators almost immediately uncovered information about Crites that should cause a questioning mind to wonder which camp of dirty tricksters he may have been working for.

First, Crites’s name shows up in the WikiLeaks Global Intelligence Files, which consist of “over five million e-mails from the Texas headquartered ‘global intelligence’ company Stratfor . . ..” dated between 2004 and 2011. Austyn Crites, it turns out, has a long and sordid history with Stratfor, as his name appears seven times in those emails.

WikiLeaks explains the significance of the Stratfor emails as revealing “the inner workings of a company that fronts as an intelligence publisher, but provides confidential intelligence services to large corporations, such as Bhopal’s Dow Chemical Co., Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Marines and the U.S. Defence Intelligence Agency. The emails show Stratfor’s web of informers, pay-off structure, payment laundering techniques, and psychological methods.”


“” notes, “When you put this all together, it’s pretty hard not to think about the Project Veritas videos.” These undercover videos “allegedly showed Democratic operatives planting people to incite violence at Trump rallies.”

ABC News is reporting today, Nov. 7, a man has come forward claiming that he responded to a Craigslist ad and “was given $3,500 to protest Donald Trump’s rally in Fountain Hills.” Paul Horner, 37, continued, “The actual check I received after I was done with the job was from a group called ‘Women Are The Future’.”

And while the Clinton campaign originally denied the allegations, when Trump confronted Mrs. Clinton on the matter during the final presidential debate she remained silent, neither confirming or denying it.

Was Crites simply holding “a stupid sign” or was he doing the dirty work of behind-the-scenes powerbrokers intent on influencing this presidential election?

The establishment elites are deathly afraid of the significance of electing someone like Trump and what it will mean for their hold on power. As a result, they have stopped at nothing to discredit Trump and, more importantly, the populist revolution he has inspired.

With only one day to go before the election, the Republican and Democrat appear to be neck and neck. But should Trump lose in key states like Nevada or Pennsylvania, he does not stand a chance.

Originally from the Midwest, Sophia Meyer is a freelance writer and editor, small farmer, and avid gardener now living on Florida’s sunny east coast.

The Path to Total Dictatorship: America’s Shadow Government and Its Silent Coup

According to a leading constitutional attorney, a massive shadow government has been erected behind our democratic republic made up of millions of unelected bureaucrats, mercenaries, and lobbyists. These are the people, who make up the real power behind Washington—not the two puppets paraded in front of America this campaign cycle.

By John W. Whitehead

Unaffected by elections. Unaltered by populist movements. Beyond the reach of the law. Say hello to America’s shadow government.

A corporatized, militarized, entrenched bureaucracy that is fully operational and staffed by unelected officials who are, in essence, running the country, this shadow government represents the hidden face of a government that has no respect for the freedom of its citizenry.

No matter which candidate wins the presidential election, this shadow government is here to stay. Indeed, as recent documents by the FBI reveal, this shadow government—also referred to as “The 7th Floor Group”—may well have played a part in who will win the White House this year.


To be precise, however, the future president will actually inherit not one but two shadow governments.

The first shadow government, referred to as COG or Continuity of Government, is made up of unelected individuals who have been appointed to run the government in the event of a “catastrophe.” COG is a phantom menace waiting for the right circumstances—a terrorist attack, a natural disaster, an economic meltdown—to bring it out of the shadows, where it operates even now. When and if COG takes over, the police state will transition to martial law.

Yet it is the second shadow government—also referred to as the Deep State—that poses the greater threat to freedom right now. Comprised of unelected government bureaucrats, corporations, contractors, paper-pushers, and button-pushers who are actually calling the shots behind the scenes, this government within a government is the real reason “we the people” have no real control over our government.

The Deep State, which “operates according to its own compass heading regardless of who is formally in power,” makes a mockery of elections and the entire concept of a representative government.

“Today the path to total dictatorship in the U.S. can be laid by strictly legal means, unseen and unheard by Congress, the president, or the people. Outwardly we have a constitutional government. We have operating within our government and political system . . . a well-organized political-action group in this country, determined to destroy our Constitution and establish a one-party state. . . . The important point to remember about this group is not its ideology but its organization. . . . It operates secretly, silently, continuously to transform our government. . . . This group . . . is answerable neither to the president, Congress, nor the courts. It is practically irremovable.”

– Sen. William Jenner, 1954 speech

So who or what is the Deep State?

It’s the militarized police, which have joined forces with state and federal law enforcement agencies in order to establish themselves as a standing army. It’s the fusion centers and spy agencies that have created a surveillance state and turned all of us into suspects. It’s the courthouses and prisons that have allowed corporate profits to take precedence over due process and justice. It’s the military empire with its private contractors and defense industry that is bankrupting the nation. It’s the private sector with its 854,000 contract personnel with top-secret clearances, “a number greater than that of top-secret-cleared civilian employees of the government.” It’s what former congressional staffer Mike Lofgren refers to as “a hybrid of national security and law enforcement agencies”: the Department of Defense, the State Department, Homeland Security, the CIA, the Justice Department, the Treasury, the Executive Office of the President via the National Security Council, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, a handful of vital federal trial courts, and members of the defense and intelligence committees.

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It’s every facet of a government that is no longer friendly to freedom and is working overtime to trample the Constitution underfoot and render the citizenry powerless in the face of the government’s power grabs, corruption and abusive tactics.

These are the key players that drive the shadow government.

This is the hidden face of the American police state that will continue long past Election Day.

Just consider some of the key programs and policies advanced by the shadow government that will continue no matter who occupies the Oval Office.


No matter who wins the presidential popularity contest, the National Security Agency (NSA), with its $10.8 billion black ops annual budget, will continue to spy on every person in the United States who uses a computer or phone. Thus, on any given day, whether you’re walking through a store, driving your car, checking email, or talking to friends and family on the phone, you can be sure that some government agency, whether the NSA or some other entity, is listening in and tracking your behavior. Local police have been outfitted with a litany of surveillance gear, from license plate readers and cell phone tracking devices to biometric data recorders. Technology now makes it possible for the police to scan passersby in order to detect the contents of their pockets, purses, briefcases, etc. Full-body scanners, which perform virtual strip-searches of Americans traveling by plane, have gone mobile, with roving police vans that peer into vehicles and buildings alike—including homes. Coupled with the nation’s growing network of real-time surveillance cameras and facial recognition software, soon there really will be nowhere to run and nowhere to hide.


The NSA’s massive surveillance network, what The Washington Post refers to as a $500 billion “espionage empire,” will continue to span the globe and target every single person on the planet who uses a phone or a computer. The NSA’s Echelon program intercepts and analyzes virtually every phone call, fax and email message sent anywhere in the world. In addition to carrying out domestic surveillance on peaceful political groups such as Amnesty International, Greenpeace, and several religious groups, Echelon has also been a keystone in the government’s attempts at political and corporate espionage.


The American taxpayer will continue to get ripped off by government agencies in the dubious name of national security. One of the greatest culprits when it comes to swindling taxpayers has been the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), with its questionable deployment of and complete mismanagement of millions of dollars’ worth of airport full-body X-ray scanners, punitive patdowns by TSA agents, and thefts of travelers’ valuables. Considered essential to national security, TSA programs will continue in airports and at transportation hubs around the country.


America’s so-called war on terror, which it has relentlessly pursued since 9/11, will continue to chip away at our freedoms, unravel our Constitution and transform our nation into a battlefield, thanks in large part to such subversive legislation as the USA Patriot Act and National Defense Authorization Act. These laws completely circumvent the rule of law and the rights of American citizens. In so doing, they re-orient our legal landscape in such a way as to ensure that martial law, rather than the U.S. Constitution, is the map by which we navigate life in the United States. These laws will continue to be enforced no matter who gets elected.


Thanks to federal grant programs allowing the Pentagon to transfer surplus military supplies and weapons to local law enforcement agencies without charge, police forces will continue to be transformed from peace officers into heavily armed extensions of the military, complete with jackboots, helmets, shields, batons, pepper-spray, stun guns, assault rifles, body armor, miniature tanks and weaponized drones. Having been given the green light to probe, poke, pinch, taser, search, seize, strip, and generally manhandle anyone they see fit in almost any circumstance, all with the general blessing of the courts, America’s law enforcement officials, no longer mere servants of the people entrusted with keeping the peace, will continue to keep the masses corralled, controlled, and treated like suspects and enemies rather than citizens.


With more than 80,000 SWAT team raids carried out every year on unsuspecting Americans by local police for relatively routine police matters and federal agencies laying claim to their own law enforcement divisions, the incidence of botched raids and related casualties will continue to rise. Nationwide, SWAT teams will continue to be employed to address an astonishingly trivial array of criminal activity or mere community nuisances including angry dogs, domestic disputes, improper paperwork filed by an orchid farmer, and misdemeanor marijuana possession.


The domestic use of drones will continue unabated. As mandated by Congress, there will be 30,000 drones crisscrossing the skies of America by 2020, all part of an industry that could be worth as much as $30 billion per year. These machines, which will be equipped with weapons, will be able to record all activities, using video feeds, heat sensors, and radar. An Inspector General report revealed that the Department of Justice has already spent nearly $4 million on drones domestically, largely for use by the FBI, with grants for another $1.26 million so police departments and nonprofits can acquire their own drones.


The paradigm of abject compliance to the state will continue to be taught by example in the schools, through school lockdowns where police and drug-sniffing dogs enter the classroom, and zero tolerance policies that punish all offenses equally and result in young people being expelled for childish behavior. School districts will continue to team up with law enforcement to create a “schoolhouse to jailhouse track” by imposing a “double dose” of punishment: suspension or expulsion from school, accompanied by an arrest by the police and a trip to juvenile court.



The government bureaucracy will continue to churn out laws, statutes, codes, and regulations that reinforce its powers and value systems and those of the police state and its corporate allies, rendering the rest of us petty criminals. The average American now unknowingly commits three felonies a day, thanks to this overabundance of vague laws that render otherwise innocent activity illegal. Consequently, small farmers who dare to make unpasteurized goat cheese and share it with members of their community will continue to have their farms raided.


States will continue to outsource prisons to private corporations, resulting in a cash cow whereby mega-corporations imprison Americans in private prisons in order to make a profit. In exchange for corporations buying and managing public prisons across the country at a supposed savings to the states, the states have to agree to maintain a 90% occupancy rate in the privately run prisons for at least 20 years.


America’s expanding military empire will continue to bleed the country dry at a rate of more than $15 billion a month (or $20 million an hour). The Pentagon spends more on war than all 50 states combined spend on health, education, welfare, and safety. Yet what most Americans fail to recognize is that these ongoing wars have little to do with keeping the country safe and everything to do with enriching the military-industrial complex at taxpayer expense.

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The next president, much like the current president and his predecessors, will be little more than a figurehead, a puppet to entertain and distract the populace from what’s really going on.

As Lofgren reveals, this state within a state, “concealed behind the one that is visible at either end of Pennsylvania Avenue,” is a “hybrid entity of public and private institutions ruling the country according to consistent patterns in season and out, connected to, but only intermittently controlled by, the visible state whose leaders we choose.”

The Deep State not only holds the nation’s capital in thrall, but it also controls Wall Street (“which supplies the cash that keeps the political machine quiescent and operating as a diversionary marionette theater”) and Silicon Valley.

This is tyranny in its most covert form, hiding behind public agencies and private companies to carry out its dirty deeds.

It is a marriage between government bureaucrats and corporate fat cats.

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As Lofgren concludes:

[T]he Deep State is so heavily entrenched, so well protected by surveillance, firepower, money and its ability to co-opt resistance that it is almost impervious to change. . . . If there is anything the Deep State requires it is silent, uninterrupted cash flow and the confidence that things will go on as they have in the past. It is even willing to tolerate a degree of gridlock: Partisan mud wrestling over cultural issues may be a useful distraction from its agenda.

In other words, as I point out in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, as long as government officials—elected and unelected alike—are allowed to operate beyond the reach of the Constitution, the courts and the citizenry, the threat to our freedoms remains undiminished.

So the next time you find yourselves despondent over the 2016 presidential candidates, remember that it’s just a puppet show intended to distract you from the silent coup being carried out by America’s shadow government.

Constitutional attorney and author John W. Whitehead is founder and president of The Rutherford Institute. His book Battlefield America: The War on the American People is available online from AFP’s Bookstore. Whitehead can be contacted at



Plan to Release Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Sparks Serious Concerns Among Health Activists

As if the record of science, government, and health isn’t bad enough, biotech companies have now engineered mosquitoes to carry a death gene that will cause their offspring to die before reaching adulthood. “What can possibly go wrong?” ask those who are skeptical of genetic tinkering and aware of the abysmal failure of establishment claims.

By James Spounias

Genetically engineered (GE) insects are part of the package of solutions that will be foisted upon us per Congress’s $1.1 billion appropriation to fight the well-hyped Zika virus scare.

GE mosquito manipulation has been in the works for a while, spurred by globalist Bill Gates’s foundation gift of $19.7 million to fund the “study” of GE mosquitoes, according to Science Magazine, Nov. 16, 2010.

Zika fear-mongering is helping fuel the coffers of leading biotech “Frank-insect” company Oxitec, which plans to unleash GE insects to fight Zika and other diseases.

But there could be some pushback against the tide of GE mosquitoes, in light of court documents from the Cayman Islands released on Sept. 30, as well as mobilization by residents of Cedar Key and Monroe County, Fla. who will be casting votes on Nov. 8 against the use of GE mosquitos in a ballot initiative.

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The Cayman court documents suggest that Oxitec’s use of GE mosquito species Aedes aegypti may be increasing the number of an equally, possibly more virulent disease carrying variety, the Aedes albopictus species—known as the Asian Tiger mosquito—according to four environmental and food safety groups, including International Center for Technology Assessment, GeneWatch UK, Food and Water Watch, and Friends of the Earth.

Food and Water Watch cited independent studies and Oxitec’s own literature that warn 3%-4% of the GE mosquitos survive, “with unknown impacts on the environment,” and that even though Oxitec claims only male mosquitos will be released—intended to be reassuring, because only females bite and spread disease—Oxitec’s own documents reveal that it cannot prevent up to 1% of GE female mosquitos being released.

Food and Water’s other concerns stem from the fact that lab-bred GE mosquitos “can evolve resistance to the lethal gene,” that the bites from female mosquitos could cause allergies, and that “disease transmitted by mosquitos could evolve to become more dangerous.”

Those who value our ecosystem are skeptical of the supposed promise of GE mosquitoes. For instance, Wenonah Hauter of Food and Water Watch company to sell a technology to reduce one mosquito species, so then they can also sell a technology to deal with the species that replaces it . . . but it’s not worth the effort, expense, and potential risk for communities in the U.S. to start down this path.”

The public interest groups also note the risks of using a single species of mosquito are no surprise to Oxitec. The company’s 2014 application to the Cayman Islands Department of Environment states, “Should Aedes albopictus begin to occupy the Aedes aegypti niche upon reduction in their numbers, a concurrent operation will begin to reduce the numbers of Aedes albopictus.”

Dr. Helen Wallace, director of GeneWatch UK, stated on Sept. 30: “Current permits for releases should now be revoked until regulators recognize the downsides of Oxitec’s technology and the need to consider all the impacts on the ecosystem. The consequences of mass releases of GE mosquitoes could be harmful if other disease-carrying mosquito species move in as a result. Risk assessments in Brazil, the Cayman Islands, and the USA need to be revised.”

Florida residents are mobilizing against GE mosquitos for many of the same reasons.

Ed Russo of the Florida Keys Environmental Coalition, quoted by Oct. 6, noted the irony that one needs government permission, by way of an environmental impact statement (EIS), to “take down one tree in a wetland. And these clowns don’t want to do an EIS [for GE mosquito release]. And we’re considered anti-science.”


Russo observed that even prisoners are required to give consent before being subjected to experiments. Mila de Mier, a real estate broker and activist, had to threaten legal action to get the government to provide hard data on the actual number of Aedes aegypti in Key Haven, Fla. She learned there were “practically none,” certainly not enough of the mosquitos even to require the spraying of pesticides, according to Bloomberg.

Ms. Mier stated she and other Florida residents were shocked at what happened in Brazil, where the release of GE mosquitoes wasn’t subjected to scrutiny. Ms. Meier told Bloomberg: “I saw what they did in Brazil. They brought a truck around with a loudspeaker, and they made a song. ‘God sent you the mosquito to heal you.’ That was the public engagement.”

Dr. John Norris, a Florida physician, cited as another basis for concern the fact that the GE mosquitoes are doused with the antibiotic tetracycline, which feeds into the pervasive problem of antibiotic resistance. Norris was quoted by Bloomberg as stating, “The tetracycline is going to cause resistance.

They care nothing about the fact that they are breeding resistant germs of no purpose.” While Oxitec and others dismiss the complaints of citizens and those scientists that are untethered to the corporatist-science establishment, those of us who are well aware of the assault of GMO foods, pesticides, herbicides, electrical pollution, and other problems virtually ignored by the “establishment” are also concerned about the use of GE mosquitoes.

The precise dangers from GE insects are unknown to us, but, given the track record of the usual suspects who notoriously cover up damaging side effects, no amount of speculation as to hazards, let alone malicious use of such technology, is unwarranted.

James Spounias is the president of Carotec Inc., originally founded by renowned radio show host and alternative health expert Tom Valentine.

Florida Residents Report Serious Side Effects from Rampant Anti-Zika Pesticide Spraying

Residents of Miami Beach, Fla., garnered attention around the world recently after protesting the aerial spraying in their communities of naled, a controversial pesticide being used purportedly to kill mosquitoes thought to carry the Zika virus. While they have not been able to stop the spraying, they have brought attention to the toxic chemical.

By James Spounias

This writer reported in depth on lies being told about Zika, mosquitos, and naled in AFP’s Sept. 12 & 19 edition. The establishment narrative makes the unsupported conclusion that mosquitos carry the Zika virus, which is implicated in microcephaly, a horrific condition where the brains of babies fail to develop in the womb.

It is folly to believe the aerial spraying of naled, a pesticide banned by the European Union, is an effective way of killing the “Zika-carrying” mosquito (Aedes aegypti), because the mosquitos in question are low-flying.

Make no mistake: Naled does kill. For example, the aerial use of naled was linked to the death of millions of bees in Dorchester County, S.C. on Aug. 31. One local beekeeper described the death of a bee sprayed with naled as, “like it’s been nuked,” according to The Washington Post. Naled also kills other bugs, including beneficial insects such as dragonflies, which feed on mosquitos, and parasitoid wasps.

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The No Spray Coalition is an organization set up to fight local officials who want to saturate the Southeast with toxic pesticides. A spokesman for the group told reporters: “Researchers from the New York Department of Health showed that 11 years of naled spraying was ‘successful in achieving short-term reductions in mosquito abundance,’ but populations of the disease-carrying mosquito of concern ‘increased 15-fold over the 11 years of spraying.’ ”

Does one need a Nobel Prize to conclude that killing off nature’s own mosquito-killers such as dragonflies would actually result in leaving more disease-carrying mosquitos alive?

Scientists, who cite evidence questioning the

tenuous link between Zika and microcephaly, as well as the wisdom of the aerial spraying of a banned pesticide to kill mosquitos flying near the ground, have been dragged through the mud as anti-science primates.

There is an agenda: Frighten the public, spray dangerous pesticides, develop vaccines, and use the “crisis” to erode individual liberty.

There is some good news. Pushback from Miami Beach residents who question the rationale for spraying naled are making headway. Miami Beach residents have been subjected to intense spraying of naled and some are reporting side effects, such as rashes, bloody noses, vomiting, and difficulty breathing, according to Miami activists.

During a Miami Beach City Commission hearing on Sept. 14, hundreds of local residents packed the city council hall, demanding naled spraying be stopped.

Michael Grieco, a gutsy city commissioner, proposed a motion to block all use of naled in the City of Miami Beach and to allow the city attorney to take legal action against Dade County and Florida if the spraying is not stopped. The city cannot simply stop spraying naled because the county has jurisdiction over mosquito spraying.

Unfortunately, the commission let Grieco’s motion die, while giving lip service to concerns. The commission recommended that Miami Beach consider alternatives to naled, such as BTI and genetically modified mosquitos, as well as creating a panel of mosquito control scientists to study the issue. Many activists were unsatisfied with these recommendations, finding that BTI and GMO mosquitos have their own sets of problems affecting human health.

The Miami Herald disparaged activists in a Sept. 15 hit piece entitled “Zika spraying spawns an epidemic of conspiracy theories,” calling protestors “rabble” and accusing them of using “Google based” science.

However, establishment smears aren’t working. Miami Beach businessman Michael Capponi and Brendan Burke founded the South Florida Poison Response Coalition to alert the public to the dangers of naled spraying.

Capponi stated: “Our mission is very clear. Naled is toxic and is causing harm to our community and residents. . . . It is our job to let the government and media see the damage naled is

causing. . . . No one can deny that hundreds of Miami residents have exhibited rashes and watery eyes within hours of naled being sprayed. Many of our children started vomiting after the aerial assaults.”

Pictures of rashes and eye irritation claimed to have been brought on by naled spraying have been posted on social media, such as Facebook and Instagram.

Capponi did state that if naled must be used, proper protocols must be followed. For instance, anti-naled activists cite EPA documents that state aerial spraying of naled on agricultural fields should be done 48 hours before any human enters the field. The irony is that naled is sprayed on residential populations with the assurance that because “small amounts” are used, it’s safe.

Capponi urges Miami residents to report ad- verse effects to Florida Poison Control at 800-222- 1222. And, fortunately, Michael J. Hall, a Miami Beach medical doctor, is providing local residents with a complimentary office visit and possible toxicological blood screen.


Naled spraying is being conducted nationwide. The EPA states on its website, “Naled is currently being applied by aerial spraying to about 16 million acres within the mainland United States as part of routine mosquito control. . . .”

According to the No Spray Coalition, “about one million pounds of naled are used every year in the U.S. Approximately 70% of this is used for mosquito control; almost all of this is applied aerially. The remaining 30% is used in agriculture. Major agricultural uses are on cotton in California and Louisiana, on alfalfa in Idaho and Oregon, and on grapes in California.”

Hopefully, Miami Beach activists will continue to dig into the dangers of naled and spark consciousness in the U.S. to yet another toxic danger

to health.

James Spounias is the president of Carotec Inc., originally founded by renowned radio show host and alternative health expert Tom Valentine.

Who Is Going to Win the Presidential Debate Tonight — You Tell Us

Tonight, Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, and the Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, are set to face off in their first televised debate at 9 p.m. ET in New York. Given their recent back-and-forth, we expect it’s going to be very lively. So we’re taking a poll, and we want to know who you think is going to win tonight?

Will it be billionaire politician Donald Trump, whose populist, America-first views have resonated with millions of Americans, or will it be Hillary Clinton, who for years has schemed and maneuvered so that she can remain in the seat of power in the nation’s capital and avoid a jail cell. The two face off at 9 p.m. at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.

Please take a moment to tell us below who you think is going to come out on top after tonight’s debate. And don’t forget to leave a comment in the comments section.

Unlike the primary season debates, the three scheduled presidential debates, including tonight’s match, will be broadcast across the major networks and cable channels. If you’d prefer to watch it online, all of the networks and major cable outlets will be streaming them along with digital news sites like Buzzfeed News, The Daily Caller, Huffington Post, Politico, and Yahoo. The Wall Street Journal will stream it too.

Lester Holt of NBC will be the moderator.

Feds Continue to Harass Patriot-Journalist with Trumped-Up Charges

Federal prosecutors, citing a lack of evidence, dropped the charges against Internet radio personality Peter “Pete” T. Santilli Jr., stemming from his presence at the early-2016 demonstration at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, but they slapped new even more absurd charges on him related to his coverage of the protest at Cliven Bundy’s ranch in 2014.

By Mark Anderson

Pete Santilli’s dismissal came on the eve of his Oregon trial, AFP has since learned that he was transferred Sept. 13 from a holding cell in Portland, Ore. to Nevada, where he’s facing much more serious federal charges for his allegedly confrontational role in the April 2014 standoff between elder rancher Cliven Bundy and federal land-regulators.

A Multnomah County Sheriff’s Department official confirmed that Santilli had been jailed there in Portland, under federal custody, since May 19. The Oregon Federal Marshals Service office then confirmed his transfer by marshals to Nevada.

The approximately week-long Nevada standoff did not result in a shoot-out and saw federal officials back off—prompting many to believe that the Oregon crackdown nearly two years later was payback for the event in Nevada. Citizens from across the nation, some of them armed, had trekked to Bunkerville, Nev. to stand with the Bundy family.

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The family is known for taking strong issue with the manner in which grazing lands and other federal properties are micro-managed—some say woefully mismanaged—by a distant bureaucracy, often to the detriment of local ranchers and other property owners.

The federal government, which contends that the elder Bundy had for years refused to pay the required fees when his cattle grazed on federal lands, claims its action was limited to impounding and transferring Bundy’s cattle since those fees remained unpaid. When Cliven and company refused to allow that removal to happen, the standoff ensued.

According to The Oregonian newspaper, Santilli, an Ohio native who most recently lived in California, reportedly opposed, beforehand, the Bundy siblings’ idea to occupy the Malheur refuge’s building as a platform for protesting the re-sentencing of Oregon ranchers Steve Hammond and his father, Dwight Hammond The two Hammonds had been charged with arson, though the Hammonds maintain they simply set “backfires” to try and subdue a larger fire on federal lands.

The apparent reason that Santilli kept a live camera-feed running at the Oregon site nonstop was to broadcast the plight of the ranchers to the world and hopefully generate more public support for their situation. While some feel his presence probably helped prevent a massacre from taking place, there’s been speculation that the authorities may have exploited his broadcasts to get “intel” on the Oregon occupiers.

So while federal prosecutors eventually deemed Santilli’s Oregon actions to be basically journalistic in nature, and therefore not in league with those the government is trying in court for the events in Oregon, the authorities claim that Santilli stepped well outside journalistic bounds in Nevada.

The 16-count federal indictment regarding Nevada smacks of legal overkill. Santilli, a non-rancher who maintains he visited the Nevada standoff only as a journalistic observer (starting a couple days after the standoff began), is accused of the very same crimes that Cliven E. Bundy, Ryan C. Bundy, Ammon E. Bundy, and Ryan W. Payne allegedly committed there.


The counts against these five men (the indictment repeats some counts separately, bringing the total to 16) are: “Conspiracy to commit an offense against the U.S.,” “conspiracy to impede or injure a federal officer,” “use and carry of a firearm in relation to a crime of violence,” “assault on a federal officer,” “threatening a federal law enforcement officer,” “obstruction of the due administration of justice,” “interference with interstate commerce by extortion,” and “interstate travel in aid of extortion.”

The government even goes so far as to allege that Santilli drove an ATV to physically block BLM vehicles and recruited gunmen to the ranch via his Internet broadcasts, amid a litany of other allegations. The 51-page indictment uses the words “conspiracy” and “conspirators” umpteen times, in a world where we’re told that real conspiracies are all but non-existent.

One key thing to watch for, as Nevada legal proceedings against Santilli and the others advance, is whether any legal precedents are set that would encumber the work of independent journalists in the future, especially those covering controversial or potentially volatile events.

The federal Oregon trial, in which brothers Ryan and Ammon Bundy and five of their followers are defendants, is underway in Portland.

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Santilli and the other four named in the 16-count Nevada indictment, along with 12 others who’ve been indicted, reportedly will face trial in Las Vegas in February.

Mark Anderson is AFP’s roving editor.

The U.S. Congress: GMO Sellouts

• Congress overrules state voters on food labeling.

By James Spounias —

AMERICAN FREE PRESS has extensively covered the movement to have genetically modified organisms (GMOs) labeled. In the past few years, a number of states around the United States have made advances in identifying for consumers the GMOs that are in our food supply, but now progress on that effort appears to have suffered a significant setback.

The grassroots effort to legally require the labeling of GMOs may have been lost on July 7 when the Senate moved the House version of the “Safe Food Labeling Act” forward in a 65-32 vote.

Senator Charles Patrick “Pat” Roberts (R-Kan.) introduced in the Senate a version of the bill similar to Kansas Republican Representative Michael Richard Pompeo’s “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act,” which was passed by the House of Representatives, 275 to 150, on July 23, 2015.

Roberts joined Senator Deborah Ann “Debbie” Greer Stabenow (D-Mich.) in a compromise effort that ensured passage of the so-called DARK Act, now referred to as the Stabenow-Roberts compromise.

Activists who oppose Pompeo’s bill named it the DARK Act because, when it comes to knowing what’s in our foods, the bill could more accurately be called the Deny Americans the Right to Know Act. Activists shot down previous legislative efforts and sneak attempts, but now the Stabenow-Roberts compromise will likely become law.

The compromise will be returned to the House of Representatives, where it could be changed, though it is unlikely meaningful revisions will be made that would fix the Senate version to satisfy the concerns of health-conscious Americans.

As of July 11, Speaker of the House Paul Davis Ryan (Wisc.) informed activists the compromise is being marked up, meaning it will likely be pushed through the House for passage and then sent to President Barack Hussein Obama for signature.


In 2014, Vermont passed GMO-labeling requirements, giving manufacturers two years to comply. That law took effect on July 1, 2016.

The powerful Grocery Manufacturers Association sued in Vermont to have the law invalidated, but a judge ruled against them, upholding the labeling law.

The Stabenow-Roberts compromise preempts state law, rendering powerless state laws on the issue of mandatory labeling. Curiously, many Republican senators who talk a good game about the importance of freedom and states rights voted to preempt Vermont law.

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Senators Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz (R-Texas) and Marco Antonio Rubio (R-Fla.), both Republican presidential contenders, pontificated on the forgotten 10th Amendment during their campaigns and in debates, but supported the compromise, which overrides the wishes of Vermont citizens.

Vermont activists were outraged at the Senate’s vote.

Andrea Stander, executive director of Rural Vermont, stated:

“Every Vermonter, and every American who cares about the food they eat and the democracy they live in, should be outraged by what the U.S. Senate just did. This bill is a corporate giveaway masquerading as a GMO labeling ‘compromise.’ Senate leadership has chosen corporate lobbyists over the 90% of Americans who support labeling. Without a single committee hearing, and allowing for no amendments, they’ve passed a bill so riddled with loopholes and delays, so unenforceable, that even the FDA has argued it may not lead to a single product being labeled. They should be ashamed.”

Food and biotech behemoths spent roughly $100 million in 2015 alone to oppose labeling efforts in California, Colorado, and Oregon where citizen petitions were shot down by intentionally confusing political counter-attacks. Vermont’s success could have easily been a model for other states.

How did the DARK Act compromise receive 63 Senate votes to move forward when it had previously failed to advance?

Some plucky organic grassroots activists alleged that “organic” titans sold out.

Grassroots community Food Democracy Now! wrote on June 29:

“The American GMO labeling movement has been rocked by the most outrageous betrayal imaginable. While you and your friends have been fighting for mandatory GMO labeling, the giant corporate organic companies that are owned by parent companies have just climbed into bed with Monsanto and stuck a knife in the back of every American who’s ever fought for GMO labeling.”


The article continued:

“After years of using [the nonprofit organization] Just Label It as a corporate front group to undermine real grassroots campaigns, GMO labeling ballot initiatives and people like you, Gary Hirshberg and Just Label It are finally showing their true colors and working publicly to make it easier for corrupt senators to vote for this toxic backroom deal that will undermine every American mother’s basic right to know what’s in the food they’re feeding their children, like mothers in 64 other countries around the world already possess.”

Hirshberg, founder of Just Label It! and chairman of Stonyfield Farm, was alleged to have worked too comfortably with USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, former Biotechnology Industry Organization’s “Governor of the Year,” when he issued this statement on June 23: “We are pleased this proposal will finally create a national, mandatory GMO disclosure system, protects organic labels, and will cover more food than Vermont’s groundbreaking GMO labeling law. . . .”

Ronnie Cummins of the Organic Consumers Association calls Hirshberg and Walter Robb, CEO of Whole Foods Market, “organic traitors.”


Cummins wrote on June 29:

“These self-selected ‘good food’ and ‘organic’ leaders have been telling Congress behind closed doors—and now publicly—that they and the organic community will accept an industry-crafted DARK Act ‘compromise’—the Stabenow-Roberts bill—that eliminates mandatory GMO labeling and preempts the Vermont law with a convoluted and deceptive federal regime for QR codes and 1-800 numbers that is completely voluntary, with no firm guidelines for implementation, and no provisions whatsoever for enforcement. Perhaps even more outrageous, the legal definition of ‘bioengineered’ foods under the new DARK Act means that 95% of the current GMO-tainted foods on the market, including foods made from Roundupresistant and BT-spliced corn and soy, would never have to be identified.”

QR codes refer to the little black-and-white images that store data on corporations or products, which mobile phones can read.

Cummins cautioned, “Routinely contained in every bite or swallow of non-organic industrial food are genetically engineered ingredients, pesticides, antibiotics and other animal drug residues, pathogens, feces, hormone-disrupting chemicals, toxic sludge, slaughterhouse waste, chemical additives and preservatives, and a host of other hazardous allergens and toxins.”

While the battle in the Senate may be lost, we can still tell our representatives in the House we do not want the DARK Act compromise.

Ideally, GMOs would have been banned outright. It speaks to our American corporatist system that we, as Americans, aren’t even allowed rudimentary labeling of GMOs, which many first-world Europeans and others have.

Americans may have no choice but to grow and source locally known foods, free of Frankenfoods and chemical assault.

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Global Cities

• Water wars, transferring populations to urban areas, further industrialization of food production discussed at internationalists’ Global Cities Conference in Chicago.

By Mark Anderson

CHICAGO, Ill.—Financial Times (FT), like The Economist and Bloomberg media, has become a media fixture at the annual secretive Bilderberg gathering, especially through the faithful participation of FT columnist Martin Wolf, a harsh critic of GOP presidential frontrunner Donald J. Trump and his nationalistic statements.

FT has long tentacles. From June 1-3 it cosponsored the 2016 Chicago Forum on Global Cities, in cooperation with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs (CCGA), which is among the busiest of the 98 World Affairs Councils that all push for mandated worldwide integration along economic, political, cultural, and, to some extent, racial-ethnic lines.

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These city-based and regional world affairs organizations—“spokes” that feed into the more exclusive Bilderberg “hub”—honeycomb the U.S. under the umbrella of the World Affairs Councils of America.

This AMERICAN FREE PRESS writer attended the CCGA-FT Forum on Global Cities in Chicago.

The forum’s core message is that various economic and cultural standards are being devised for larger cities to adopt, which will certify them as “global.” From there, cities will be tasked with reorienting their worldview and becoming change agents toward a more complete one-world society.

The basic idea appears to be to network these global cities together in order to “re-map” the way people view the world and the manner in which people interact, so as to make fully blown world government seem inevitable. The world’s self-anointed managers and “visionaries” in CCGA, Bilderberg, and elsewhere—through a network that constitutes a private “shadow” government—toil to make these things happen, while acting as if it’s all simply the “wave of the future” with a momentum all its own.

Basically, the schematic being followed appears to be that of Columbia Law Professor Richard Gardner, whose infamous article in the April 1974 edition of the Council on Foreign Relations journal Foreign Affairs, called “The Hard Road to World Order,” noted that “the house of world order” will have to be built “from the bottom up, rather than the top down.”

To be fair, some of the insights and ideas raised at the Chicago forum could bring about needed infrastructure projects and other improvements. But the forum’s speakers expounded on the widespread view that city life is, and must be, the future—and that two-thirds of the world’s population will be living in cities by 2050 or before. And with the United Nations’ infamous Agenda 21 calling for a depletion of rural life, such a “stack and pack” urbanized society, where corporate farms produce most of the food, would be more or less coerced. Bilderberg-backed free trade deals would see to it that nations can’t have self-sufficient agriculture.

On June 2, former Clinton-era Agriculture Secretary Daniel Robert “Dan” Glickman, who’s now with the CCGA’s Global Food & Agriculture Program, spoke at the Chicago Art Institute on “Transforming Food Systems in an Urbanizing World.” In explaining a new CCGA report, Glickman said “small-scale rural farmers” can play a key production-distribution role so “cities can ensure food security for their growing populations.”

But then a few minutes later Glickman reversed himself, saying, “Importantly, the transformation of food systems will not inherently include small-scale farmers.” Beyond that stark contradiction, he noted that 35%-40% of the world’s food is wasted through spoilage, etc. Yet he is okay with long supply lines, papering over the clear fact that, when it comes to food, the shortest distance between field and dinner plate is generally best for maximum security, nutrition, and the avoidance of waste.

He also touched on the possibility of “water wars” as increasingly populated cities fight the hinterland for water. But the solution of equitable, localized control of water—while avoiding massive, misdirected privatization and profiteering—was not covered.

And while many things could be said about the 16-or-so presentations given at the forum, one thing jumped out: The FT moderators and their illustrious panelists, commenting on the topics at hand, placed considerable emphasis on “Global Threats to the Global City,” which was a June 2 morning topic.


The gist was that “nationalism” and “rising populism” are natural barriers to this new “brand” of city and that the massive migration currently happening (caused largely by Western wars that CCGA-Bilderberg networkers mostly support in their war vs. Islam and nationalism) should be dealt with based on a strategy CCGA forum participant James Cuno of the J. Paul Getty Trust suggested: “Manage, don’t prohibit.”

This notion of “the Inclusive City” was covered in another forum program with that exact title June 2 at the Chicago Cultural Center. There, Bilderberg Steering Committee member Anne-Marie Slaughter, president and CEO of New America, joined FT’s Edward Luce and three other panelists to ponder how the world’s new global cities can “most effectively integrate new inhabitants, such as rural migrants, immigrants, and refugees.”

This program expounded on the idea of disallowing nations from taking any significant actions to limit immigration or reasonably maintain traditional culture, while making sure political correctness reigns. And with Luce at the helm, there were several slurs and put-downs of Trump’s view of “America first.”

Two of the participants, Hamburg urban minister Dr. Dorothee Stapelfeldt and Metropolitan Regional Governor Claudio Orrego of Santiago, Chile, later told AFP they strongly oppose the “Brexit” vote, since Britain exiting the UK could hurt the delicate plan to make London, Hamburg, Santiago, and other cities “global” and “inclusive.”

Only a week later, the global cities concept was plugged into Bilderberg’s conduit partly through Italian Carlo Ratti, an architect who is director of MIT’s Senseable City Laboratory. He also handles city issues for the Swiss-based annual World Economic Forum (WEF)—a more public outlet of the Bilderberg network.

Naturally, WEF Chairman Klaus Schwab attended Bilderberg 2016 in Dresden. And, notably, the CCGA-FT Chicago forum included Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, who attended Bilderberg 2014 in Denmark. One French mayor and two Dutch mayors, and another city official from Germany, also attended in Dresden. One of these, Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb, is affiliated with the Global Parliament of Mayors, a core entity in the grassroots globalism vanguard.

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‘Gender Issues’ Tied to Soy Consumption?

By James Spounias —

Roman statesman Cicero is noted for the popularization of the Latin phrase cui bono,” which means “to whose profit” also known commonly as “who benefits.” Cicero used cui bono to alert Romans to dig for the actual beneficiaries of political skullduggery. In 2016, we ask, cui bono, when we consider the business of agriculture, particularly why soy foods are ubiquitous even though they are less than ideal when it comes to health and nutrition.

Tom Valentine, former health editor of The Spotlight and AMERICAN FREE PRESS and host of Radio Free America, published a series of articles warning of the dangers of soy foods in the early 1990s. Valentine’s articles, which have been picked up by many well-known health bloggers and health-minded advocates worldwide, connected the dots of corrupt science and business practice.

There was a time health food labels stated “no soy” because it was a known allergen. But all that changed, and now soy has become a fixture in every health food store, notably, billion-dollar giant Whole Foods Markets.

Beatrice Trum Hunter, one of America’s foremost food experts and food editor of Consumers Research Magazine, quoted Valentine’s well-made point that “no other dietary staple has so many anti-nutrient drawbacks as soy. Conversely, no other food has so many public relations firms and lobbyists working for it.”

Soy is known for its anti-nutrient properties because of its high phytic acid (phytates) content and anti-trypsin activity. Phytates bind minerals, notably calcium, magnesium, and zinc, making them unabsorbable. Trypsin is an enzyme used to digest proteins. Blocking trypsin, for instance, creates a deficiency of vitamin B12, which is vital for many functions. Phytates in soy don’t break down from normal cooking as easily as with other legumes and grains.

Fermentation of soy reduces the phytic acid mineral-binding and trypsin-inhibiting properties of soy. Fermented soy foods such as tempeh and condiments such as miso do not pose health risks and can be beneficial additions to the diet. Natto, a fermented soy cheese, has key constituents such as the enzyme nattokinase and vitamin K2, which confer health benefits from reducing excess fibrin and metabolizing calcium.

If you don’t think you get much soy in your diet, think again. Finding products that don’t have soy oil or soy extenders—which became famous when they were found in hamburger, of all things—is not an easy task.

Plus, the main use of soy is animal feed. You are likely eating soy when you drink milk or eat chicken, eggs, meat, or pork—and yes, some fish, since farm-fed fish are also given soy feed. Roughly 61% of all vegetable oil consumed in America is from soy.

Soy doesn’t just bind minerals and inhibit the digestion of proteins; it is a known estrogen mimicker. A May 19, 2009 Men’s Health story reported how James Price, a retired U.S. Army intelligence officer, who once flew attack helicopters in Vietnam, developed painful, swollen, large breasts.

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“It was like my body was feminizing,” Price told Men’s Health. After discovering his estrogen levels were eight times the normal limits for men, doctors were perplexed. One became so irritated he accused Price of secretly taking estrogen. Price angrily recalled, “He thought I was a mental case.”

Price eventually found Lieutenant Colonel Jack E. Lewi, M.D., chief of endocrinology at the San Antonio Military Medical Center, who, after ruling out possible diseases that may have caused male breast enlargement, asked Price about his diet. Price told Lewi he had three quarts of soy milk a day, after developing an allergy to cow’s milk. Lewi told Price to drop the soy—and Price did, eliminating everything he could find that listed soy on the labels. Price’s physiological and psychological sense of “manliness” returned to normal, and Lewi published Price’s case history to warn others.

While Price’s case is extreme, the estrogenic effects of soy are known.

Valentine spoke with Drs. Daniel M. Sheehan and Dan Doerge, both affiliated with the Food and Drug Administration’s National Center for Toxicological Research, in the 1990s, who courageously wrote against Archer Daniel Midland’s petition to have soy isoflavones considered GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe).

Sheehan and Doerge’s 1999 letter was well supported with persuasive scientific references.


“We oppose GRAS status for isoflavones such as genistein because there is abundant evidence that some of the isoflavones . . . are toxicants,” they wrote. “This is true for a number of species, including humans. . . . Genistein is clearly estrogenic: it possesses the chemical structural features necessary for estrogenic activity and induces estrogenic responses in developing adult animals and humans . . . thus consumption of isoflavones during pregnancy in humans could be a risk factor for normal brain and reproductive tract development.”

Price learned the hard way.

Sheehan and Doerge also wrote that “isoflavones are inhibitors of the thyroid peroxidase, which makes T3 and T4. Inhibition can be expected to generate thyroid abnormalities, including goiter and autoimmune thyroiditis. There exists a significant body of animal data that demonstrates goitrogenic and even carcinogenic effects of soy products. Moreover, there are significant reports of goitrogenic affects from soy consumption in human infants and adults.”

If that isn’t bad enough, the use of glyphosates and genetically modified organisms make soy even worse, because, as AFP readers know, glyphosates and franken-tinkering carry their own set of health hazards. More than 90% of all soy is GMO.

Sadly, soy was sold to the public with religious fervor and, as is the same with many other “accepted” positions, is still in need of revisionism. Soy is used in infant formulas and is linked to numerous health problems, such as vascular dementia and cancer.

When Valentine exposed the problem years ago, he received much praise but plenty of flak from angry farmers to hapless men whose wives made them cancel subscription to his health newsletters, which exposed many environmental assaults against health.

Today we should ask if the increased “feminization” of Western men has something to do with what’s in our food. Is it a coincidence that the corporate owned media fervently promotes gender confusion at the same time a known endocrine disruptor is part of the daily diet?

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Mind-Destroying Prescription Drugs OK for Soldiers, But Not Vitamins

• Insulting scheme by pair of senators could be first salvo in larger war for the future of health freedom in U.S.

By James Spounias —

Are politicians using the United States military as a first step to turn over the nutritional supplement industry to a few insiders tied to Big Pharma?

It seems so.

Senators Richard Joseph “Dick” Durbin (D-Ill.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) tried again to introduce a rider to the National Defense Authorization Act that would restrict supplement sales to military personnel at U.S. bases.

Specifically, the language of the rider would have required all supplements to undergo a third-party review for “recognized public standards of identity, purity, strength, and composition, and adherence to related process standards.”

Why would Washington want to put additional burdens on supplement manufacturers when they are already regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are safe, according to the Government Accounting Office (GAO)?


In a GAO report, supplements got a clean bill of health. About half of the American population takes supplements, roughly 157 million people, yet there was a total of only 6,307 supplement-related adverse event reports submitted to the FDA between 2008 and 2011—an average of 1,575 a year. The Alliance for Natural Health figures “one-hundredth of one percent of all supplement users ever experience any problems at all.”

Does this sound like a reason to put additional burdens on an industry with a strong safety record, let alone a crisis? Hardly.

Compare with that the record for prescription drugs. In 2008 alone there were 526,527 adverse event reports for FDA-approved drugs, of which 275,471 were considered serious. Given the fact that Big Pharma lines the pockets of politicians and serves as a well-worn revolving door between it and the FDA, the prospect of recognition of the problems prescription drugs pose, let alone legislative action, is virtually nil.

If any politician is truly interested in protecting U.S. troops, it would be a nice start not to send them to unjust wars. The injustice of President George W. Bush’s 2003 invasion of Iraq on the allegation that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction is best captured by Bush’s own theatrical mockery of looking for said weapons at a White House press correspondents’ dinner.

From blocking claims of those who suffered from Agent Orange and Gulf War Syndrome poisoning to the excessive experimental vaccination programs, as well as providing proper equipment and better pay to mercenary-contractors while denying U.S. troops life-saving equipment, our political establishment has no credibility whatsoever when it comes to the pathetic claims of “protecting” our men and women in the armed services.

There should be a special place in hell for politicians who send troops to unjust wars and then later deny them treatment and care once they return.

This is especially true of Blumenthal, who continually lied about his military service.

Blumenthal regularly discussed his time serving in Vietnam until The New York Times exposed his lies in a May 17, 2010 article.

There was one problem: Mr. Blumenthal, a Democrat now running for the United States Senate, never served in Vietnam. He obtained at least five military deferments from 1965 to 1970 and took repeated steps that enabled him to avoid going to war, according to records.

The deferments allowed Mr. Blumenthal to complete his studies at Harvard; pursue a graduate fellowship in England; serve as a special assistant to The Washington Post’s publisher, Katharine Graham; and ultimately take a job in the Nixon White House.

In 1970, with his last deferment in jeopardy, he landed a coveted spot in the Marine Reserve, which virtually guaranteed that he would not be sent to Vietnam. He joined a unit in Washington that conducted drills and other exercises and focused on local projects, like fixing a campground and organizing a Toys for Tots drive.

To add insult to injury, innovative therapies such as hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) are heralded in Israel for their military who suffer from traumatic brain injury (TBI) yet withheld in the U.S. Curiously, however, U.S. troops are sent to Israel for treatment. According to the National Hyperbaric Oxygen Association, “Their treatment protocol includes 60 daily sessions of hyperbaric oxygen done five days a week. In fact, American military veterans are traveling to Israel for treatment.”

The insulting aspect is that in the U.S., innovative physicians have been using HBOT for TBI, notably strokes, for decades and have been harassed by state medical boards and federal agencies. Dr. David A. Steenblock is one of the pioneers of using HBOT for TBIs, having conducted his own study in 1997. Of the “50 stroke patients, 97% reported good to excellent to remarkable results from a regimen of HBOT, physical therapy, and biofeedback training.”

Dubbed a quack by so-called skeptics of alternative medicine, Steenblock has had fines and disciplinary actions levied against him since 1991 by the California Board of Osteopathic Medicine.


Why do Americans have to travel to Israel for a treatment that is already known in America?

When Blumenthal attempted to increase regulatory burdens upon supplement manufacturers on the pretense of protecting the troops, alarm bells went off among those who are aware of big government’s goal to eliminate a free market in nutritional supplements and alternative medicine.

By trying to make it law that supplements available to military members must be approved by a third party, Blumenthal’s rider not only favors a select group of companies tied to Big Pharma, it also lays the groundwork to expand the additional regulations to affect all Americans.

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The Alliance for Natural Health explains: “In addition, once this regime is established, it will be only a short step to expand it to all U.S. consumers, not just the military. Then the pharmaceutical industry will have what it really wants: control over the supplement industry. Many supplements will become drugs and soar in price while their availability is restricted. As with any monopoly, quality will also decline, because regulations are never a substitute for real competition involving new and small as well as old and large companies.”

Be sure to let your House and Senate members know you do not want third-party approval required for supplements sold on military bases. Tell them you want the freest access to these safe and helpful substances.

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