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How To Travel America For Free (Without Mooching)

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What would it be like to travel across America without any money? Could it be done easily? Safely? Some can only imagine what that would look like but for Rob Greenfield, he knows what that is like and today he is going to share that story.

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Rob reached out and asked if this article could be shared out to everyone so here it is!

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This article has been republished with request and permission of the originating author Rob Greenfield.

As I write this I am traveling America without a penny in my pocket.  I left my home in San Diego on June 2nd with $2,000 cash and On August 12th I took a leap of faith in humanity and gave the last $421 I had with me to a non-profit.   I made the goal that day of finishing my ride to New York City moneyless just to prove to myself and others that it is possible. Today I arrived in New York City today on my bicycle still without a penny in my pocket.  People have tried to give me money but I have easily refused it.

This experience is about much more than just not spending money. It’s about showing that you and I can be contributing members to society whether we have money or not. It’s about showing that there are much more rewarding ways to live than just throwing money at every situation. It’s about living a life that is truly beneficial to the earth my community, and myself. It’s about being more involved in our communities and treating each other and respect.  And it’s also about teaching you how to live with less money so that you can follow your dreams and live independently of corrupted systems that don’ serve your best interest.

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If you follow this guide exactly you will literally be able to travel the country without a penny in your pocket. However, I know that most of you won’t be able take that leap of faith right away because it has taken me years of practice and a vast amount of dedication and resourcefulness to get to this point. You can most certainly adapt a few of these tips though and in doing so learn to travel very inexpensively. Once you learn to do that the country and the world will be yours to see.

I’m no stranger to traveling without money.

Earlier this year I flew to Panama with just the clothes on my back and passport to Share My Way Home and two years ago I flew to Cabo, Mexico moneyless and hitched 1,300 miles back to San Diego through the desert. These trips were downright grueling but I came out of them knowing for certain I could travel without money.  Now I’ve made it a way of living and over the last month and a half of traveling moneyless there were only a few remote occasions when I even had the urge for money.  I’m amazed that I, a man who used to say I was going to be a millionaire, now forgo the thought of money on a daily basis, but it is in fact the case.

I have learned to live simply and because of that I live more freely than I ever have before. Here is my guide of how to travel America for free without mooching:

Gear Up with Some Necessities

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In order to be self-sufficient and travel sustainably you may need to spend a little bit of money upfront but if you buy everything used you won’t need much money to get going at all. Shop at thrift stores and second hand stores or use sharing economy websites like Yerdle and Craigslist.  With a resourceful mind you might not even need to use money to get necessities.   Most importantly remember to travel light and only take what you actually need.  My necessities will be mentioned throughout this blog and the tips within can help you with procuring them.

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The bicycle is an amazing machine that can get you just about anywhere you need to go. One of the greatest keys to freedom is having a bicycle. It doesn’t have to be a sweet bamboo bike like I ride though. A $300 bike from Craigslist will do the trick or you can even get one for free through an Earn-A-Bike program. You’ll never have to pay for gas, parking, tickets, or all the other money sucking expenses of car travel. 3-1-1024x682

Learn how to repair your own bike and get used parts. Carry simple tools to fix your bike and some spare parts such as inner tubes. Often you can get free parts from community bike shops or in exchange for volunteering.

Dumpster Dive For Food

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It’s a shame but in America we throw away enough food to feed another entire America. That means we throw away nearly half of all the food we produce. I have found out first hand that our grocery store dumpsters are filled to the brim with perfectly good food. There is such an abundance that I can be picky with what I choose to eat from the dumpsters. I’ve eaten from over 500 dumpsters across America and never been sick.

Just go behind the store, open up the dumpster, and enjoy the bounty of free food.

Forage For Food

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Open up your eyes and you’ll realize that food is growing free all around you. Fruit from trees that aren’t being tended to, wild grape vines, cactuses in the desert, mushrooms in the woods, berries, and wild herbs have all found their way into my belly. Food is Free!

Water

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Bring a water purifier and a reusable bottle. Many parts of our country are abundant with natural bodies of water and a simple water purifier will make it clean and healthy for you to drink. If that is not available we are also blessed with clean tap water. You can get this from public fountains, restaurants, bathroom sinks, etc. There is no shortage of places to fill up your bottle. Be conservative with water too. The average American uses one hundred gallons of water each day while I am able to use just five or ten.

Sleeping

How can you sleep without paying for a hotel room? Well, it turns out that the body needs so much less than you think. Carry a tent, sleeping bag, and sleeping mat and you will find that you can sleep just about anywhere.

I’ve slept in campgrounds

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All of these places have provided me with a place to rest for the night.  Not to mention all the churchyards, fire stations, baseball fields, backyards, and even cemeteries.  I’m a man of 5’10” and there are an unlimited number of places that I can comfortably fit my small body for the night.

You can also use websites like Couchsurfing and Warmshowers to stay for free with a host.  This is Juanita and Chris in Louisiana:

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Or you can stay with friends and family of course.  This is my mom:

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Live Naturally- Personal Hygiene

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If you accept that the body does not need all the modern luxuries that are advertised you’ll see that it does not cost money to upkeep the body. In the past I would shower every day but it’s now been 17 months since my last shower. I bathe solely in lakes, rivers, and the ocean or use a gallon of water from the sink. The only body care products I carry are toothpaste, Dr. Bronner’s Soap, a toothbrush, floss, and essential oil. This actually is one area where about $20-$50 per year could really help you out.
The more naturally I live, the more freely I live.

Electricity

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Well you don’t need electricity to live but if you choose to carry some electronic devices like a computer or cell phone bring a solar panel to meet your energy demands.  This way you don’t depend on the grid for electricity. Otherwise you can just plug into any of the millions of outlets that exist in America.

My cell phone is currently the only bill that I have and one day I may get away from that as well.  This summer I canceled my last credit card, paid my last debt, ditched all of my other bills, and switched to a local credit union.  I’m still progressing into a moneyless way of living myself but I’ve been chipping away from the dependence and am more free than ever before.

Travel With A Purpose Greater Than Yourself

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If you travel with a purpose to make the earth a better place you will find that your needs will be more easily met. People are always excited to be a part of a greater cause. By involving them they often receive as much from helping you as you received from them their help.  I give all of my trips a theme such as doing good for others on the Goodfluence Tour, demonstrating eco-friendly living on Off The Grid Across America, or simple living and sharing on Share My Way Home.  People love to be a part of my travels and go out of their way to get involved and host me!

Make Goodness Your Currency

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When you do good for others, others will do good for you. The great thing about goodness as a currency is the more you give, the more you receive. You don’t need to have anything to start with to use this currency. There are so many people in need of help and all you have to do is go out there and help them.

Exchange And Barter

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I have started to make transactions that don’t involve money but I was somewhat unfamiliar to this in early adulthood. You can volunteer on organic farms with Wwoof and have your lodging and food covered while you’re there for example. You could go dumpster diving for $100’s of dollars worth of food and trade that for what you need (as long as you tell them where you got it). You can also work in exchange for what you need. Exchanges don’t always have to be linear either. By giving to others when you can you’ll find that what you need may come from others not involved, just because they know you are a good person.

Entertainment

Entertainment needs not cost a cent. It is only a matter of perspective as to finding your forms of entertainment. Let nature provide you with smiles.  This field of wheat made my spirits soar.

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The clouds, the air, the green grass, and the trees bring me pleasure.

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Their are 300 million Americans all with their own unique story that can provide friendship and conversation. 21-3-1024x682

And the animals have often kept me company too!

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There are thousands of public events that you can find for free like documentary screenings, dances, and parties. Communities are loaded with free events. The library is also a wonderful resource filled with infinite knowledge both via books and public computers.

Live off of America’s Wastefulness

I mentioned dumpster diving for food but there is so much waste in America that you can find just about anything you need in the trash with just a little work. Even thrift stores get so much stuff donated to them that they toss a lot of it into dumpsters. In my opinion that is free for the taking. Retail dumpsters, residential trash cans, and alleyways can provide you with everything you need and at the same time you will be diverting stuff from the landfill. The Average American throws away 4.5 pounds of trash per day. Basically everything you need is in the trash.  Here you can even see me bathing in a leaky fire hydrant.

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Shake Off Social Norms

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Live in a manner that you know is right for you, serves you, and serves humanity. Say see you later to the social norms that restrict you from doing what you truly want to do. Stop caring what people think and start being the you that you truly want to be. When I decided to this it opened up my life and allowed me to live in the manner that I speak of today.

Take Help

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Don’t be too proud to take help from others.  All humans are needy.  We all depend on community to support us.  We all depend on the earth to provide us with food, water, and air.  It’s only the illusion of money that makes some people appear that they don’t need help.

Sometimes you’ll take and sometimes you’ll give.  You won’t always be able to give back to the person who helped you but as long as you are paying it forward then you are helping to create a better society.  Plus a lot of people feel great purpose in helping others so you may be returning the favor more than you know.

Realize It’s OK To Not Pay Taxes

Some would argue that if you are not spending money and you aren’t paying taxes, you are mooching from public systems such as the roads, parks, and libraries. That could hold true but you can assure that not to be the case by living in service of your country.  And heck no I’m not talking about the army.  I am talking about doing your part to help these systems that you are involved in but not paying taxes to do so.

If you use the library, volunteer at it.

If you use the public parks, clean up some trash.

If you use the public bathrooms, leave them cleaner than you found them.

It’s important to realize that reciprocation does not have to occur on a direct give and take basis. For example, a man could spend one hundred percent of his money, say 1 million dollars, on creating a safe highway infrastructure for Americans but does that mean that he doesn’t deserve to use the public parks, the library, or walk down the sidewalk?  Of course not.

Maybe you don’t have a way to give back to the road system but you could dedicate time to getting more people to walk, lessening the impact on the roads. Maybe you don’t pay for healthcare but you can keep others that use free healthcare out of the hospitals by teaching them to be healthier via their eating and exercise habits. In these ways you can actually save taxpayers money, which would cover your lack of financial contribution. It’s important to note that 50% of taxes go to war so when you do pay taxes you are funding war.

You have to think outside the box to understand this but taxes are by no means the only way to contribute. Money is not the only form of transaction, although we have been lead to believe that.  You can be a contributing member to society without paying taxes or using money. In fact you can contribute much more in this manner than you would by paying taxes. Once you realize this, your possibilities are endless and the future ahead of you will shine bright.

Then forgot what taxes are and pretend to be a child again.  You can start by hanging from a tree.

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Earlier this year I received a message of from Abby, one of my first girlfriends.  She said, “I remember you being convinced you would be a millionaire some day, that was your life goal.”  I dated her when I was in University and if anyone knew me at that time it was definitely her.  I didn’t just want to have stacks of money though.  I wanted to be a millionaire because I thought vast amounts of money bought freedom.  Now I’ve learned that the drive for money actually makes you a slave.  A slave to the dollar, a slave to bills, a slave to your stuff, but most importantly a slave to your own mind.  When your priority is to make money you will never have enough.

I no longer desire to be a millionaire but looking over my life purpose from nearly ten years ago I see something very familiar written at the top of the list.

“Live a life full of health and happiness”

For the most part my goals haven’t changed, just my means of achieving them.  In the last few years I have come to find great levels of health and happiness by living simply.  It turns out that all I need to feel an abundance of health and happiness is real food, clean water, simple clothes, simple shelter, and most importantly a bounty of friendship, love, and purpose.  I have learned to meet all of these needs with the usage of very little money and this have given me the freedom and time to pursue my greatest desires and follow my deepest passions.  This knowledge in simplicity has given me the ability to live more freely than I ever could have imagined in my younger years.  Now that my needs are met I have dedicated my life to being a steward of the earth that and helping all the beings that make it home.

This reading may not inspire you to travel America without a penny to your name but at the very least it can help make traveling more accessible to you. This is important because traveling creates strong, open minded, resourceful, understanding, and compassionate beings.    If you wish to practice what I’ve written for you I recommend that you leave your house on foot for just one day with no money or possessions in your pocket.  Experience what I am talking about in your own community and leave everything else at home so that you are forced to immerse in the moment.  You may experience hunger or be uncomfortable but this could stir a feeling of aliveness that you haven’t felt since childhood.  If anything goes wrong home will still be there for you to retreat to.  I started small the same way that I am recommending to you. It took me many years of adventure to get me to where I am today and that will likely be the case for you as well.

What I speak of in this blog can be of service to you even if you feel like you can’t travel right now or don’t want to.  All of these ideas can be adapted into your life at home as well to live in a manner that is beneficial to the earth, your community, and yourself and to pursue a deeper level of health, happiness, and freedom.

Start living the life you desire today.

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The Photos are from my last two cross country bikes.  Most of them are from my first ride and taken by Brent Martin.  Thank you for helping me tell my story Brent.

Rob Greenfield

This article has been republished with request and permission of the originating author Rob Greenfield. His original article can be found here.

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25 Reasons to Avoid the Gardasil Vaccine

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It has been 13 years since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) supplied fast-tracked approval for Merck’s Gardasil vaccine—promoted for the prevention of cervical cancer and other conditions attributed to four types of human papillomavirus (HPV). The agency initially licensed Gardasil solely for 9- to 26-year-old girls and women, but subsequent FDA decisions now enable Merck to market Gardasil’s successor—the nine-valent Gardasil 9 vaccine—to a much broader age range—9 to 45 years—and to both males and females.

As a result of Gardasil’s expanding markets not just in the U.S. but internationally, the blockbuster HPV vaccine has become Merck’s third highest-grossing product, bringing in annual global revenues of about $2.3 billion. However, Gardasil’s safety record has been nothing short of disastrous. Children’s Health Defense and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. have just produced a video detailing the many problems with the development and safety of Gardasil. Please watch and share this video so that you and others may understand why Mr. Kennedy refers to Merck’s methodologies as “fraudulent flimflams.”

What follow are 25 key facts about Gardasil/Gardasil 9, including facts about the HPV vaccines’ clinical trials and adverse outcomes observed ever since Merck, public health officials and legislators aggressively foisted the vaccines on an unsuspecting public.

Inappropriate placebos and comparisons

  1. A placebo is supposed to be an inert substance that looks just like the drug being tested. But in the Gardasil clinical trials, Merck used a neurotoxic aluminum adjuvant called AAHS instead of using an inert saline placebo.
  2. Among girls and women who received the vaccine and among girls and women who received AAHS, an astonishing 2.3% in both groups experienced conditions indicative of “systemic autoimmune disorders,” many shortly after receiving Gardasil.
  3. Multiple scientific studies associate aluminum not just with autoimmune diseases but with autism, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and Parkinson’s disease as well as behavioral abnormalities in animals.
  4. Merck lied to study participants, falsely saying that the clinical trials were not safety studies, that the vaccine had already been found to be safe and that the “placebo” was an inert saline solution. [Source: The HPV Vaccine on Trial  (photo evidence, pp. 6 and 12).]
  5. When Merck conducted clinical trials for its next HPV vaccine formulation, Gardasil 9, it used Gardasil as the “placebo” in the control groups, again relying on the lack of an inert placebo to mask safety signals.
  6. The 500 micrograms of aluminum adjuvant (AAHS) in Gardasil 9 are more than double the amount of aluminum in Gardasil; this raises the question of whether Gardasil 9’s heavy reliance on the Gardasil trials for comparison is justifiable.
  7. The World Health Organization states that using a vaccine (rather than an inert substance) as a placebo creates a “methodological disadvantage” and also notes that it may be “difficult or impossible” to assess vaccine safety properly without a true placebo.

Inappropriate inclusion and exclusion criteria

  1. In the only Gardasil trial in the target age group (11- and 12-year-old girls) with a control group design, fewer than 1200 children received the vaccine and fewer than 600 served as controls. This single trial involving fewer than 1800 children set the stage for the vaccine’s subsequent marketing to millions of healthy preteens all over the world.
  2. The Gardasil clinical trials had numerous exclusion criteria. Not allowed to participate in the trials were people with: severe allergies; prior abnormal Pap test results; over four lifetime sex partners; a history of immunological disorders and other chronic illnesses; reactions to vaccine ingredients, including aluminum, yeast, and benzonase; or a history of drug or alcohol abuse—yet Merck now recommends Gardasil for all of these groups.

Inadequate monitoring

  1. Some of the study participants—but not all—were given “report cards” to record short-term reactions such as redness and itching. The report cards monitored reactions for a mere 14 days, however, and Merck did not follow up with participants who experienced serious adverse events such as systemic autoimmune or menstrual problems.
  2. Injured participants complained that Merck rebuffed their attempts to report adverse side effects. In numerous instances, Merck maintained that these “weren’t related to the vaccine.”
  3. Half (49.6%) of the clinical trial subjects who received Gardasil reported serious medical conditions within seven months. To avoid classifying these injuries as adverse events, Merck dismissed them as “new medical conditions.”
Annual deaths from cervical cancer in the U.S. are 2.3/100,000. The death rate in the Gardasil clinical trials was 85/100,000—or 37 times that of cervical cancer.

Cervical cancer risk-benefit ratio not worth it

  1. The median age of cervical cancer death is 58 years. Gardasil targets millions of healthy preadolescents and teens for whom the risk of dying from cervical cancer is practically zero. Interventions for healthy people must have a risk profile that is also practically zero.
  2. Annual deaths from cervical cancer in the U.S. are 2.3/100,000. The death rate in the Gardasil clinical trials was 85/100,000—or 37 times that of cervical cancer.
  3. With 76 million children vaccinated at an average cost of $420 for the three-shot Gardasil series, the cost of saving one American life from cervical cancer amounts to about $18.3 million dollars. By contrast, the value of a human life according to the Department of Health and Human Services’s (HHS’s) National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program is $250,000—the maximum amount that the government program will award for a vaccine-related death.
  4. According to Gardasil’s package insert, women are 100 times more likely to suffer a severe event following vaccination with Gardasil than they are to get cervical cancer.
  5. The chances of getting an autoimmune disease from Gardasil, even if the vaccine works, are 1,000 times greater than the chances of being saved from a cervical cancer death.
  6. Women in Gardasil clinical trials with evidence of current HPV infection and previous exposure to HPV had a 44% increased risk of developing cervical lesions or cancer following vaccination.
  7. Women who get the Gardasil vaccine as preteens or teens are more likely to skip cervical cancer screening as adults, mistakenly assuming that HPV vaccination is a replacement for screening and that the vaccine will eliminate all risk.
Since Gardasil came on the U.S. market in 2006, people have reported over 450 deaths and over 61,000 serious medical conditions from HPV vaccines to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System.

Fertility effects

  1. Accumulating evidence points to Gardasil’s potentially severe adverse effects on fertility, including miscarriage and premature ovarian failure.
  2. Merck never tested the vaccine for fertility effects. However, Gardasil and Gardasil 9 clinical trials showed high spontaneous miscarriage rates of 25% and 27.4%, respectively—significantly higher than the background rates of approximately 10%-15% in this reproductive age group.
  3. Polysorbate 80 and sodium borate (Borax) are associated with infertility in animals. Both are Gardasil ingredients, and both were present in the one clinical trial protocol that professed to use a benign saline placebo.

Post-licensing

  1. In 2015, Denmark opened five new “HPV clinics” to treat children injured by Gardasil. Over 1300 cases flooded the clinics shortly after their opening.
  2. Since Gardasil came on the U.S. market in 2006, people have reported over 450 deaths and over 61,000 serious medical conditions from HPV vaccines to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).
  3. Merck lied to VAERS about the case of Christina Tarsell’s death, falsely claiming that her doctor blamed a virus instead of Gardasil. [Source: The HPV Vaccine on Trial  (p. 144).]

The vaccine that should never have been licensed

As suggested in the conclusion to the 2018 book The HPV Vaccine on Trial, the rollout of Gardasil in 125 countries worldwide has illustrated—in an all-too-real and shocking manner—the phenomenon that prompted Hans Christian Andersen to write “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” Around the world, over 100,000 Gardasil-related adverse events have now been reported to the FDA and WHO, and accounts continue to multiply of “scandal, lawsuits, severe injuries, and deaths.” For almost 200 years, Andersen’s story has taught readers about the need to speak the truth, pay attention to evidence and listen to children. The rosy narrative manufactured for the dangerous Gardasil vaccine must not be allowed to hold sway any longer. It is time, in the words of the HPV Vaccine on Trial authors, to proclaim—loudly—that “the Emperor has no clothes.”

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Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard Would Drop Charges On Julian Assange & Pardon Edward Snowden

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In Brief

  • The Facts:

    Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard has been quite outspoken about not participating in politically motivated wars, the corporate stranglehold on America and much more. Recently, she said she would drop charges on Julian Assange & Edward Snowden.

  • Reflect On:

    If the presidency is controlled by a higher power, can anybody really 'get in' without being 'selected' instead of elected? Can anybody without powerful connections, like Gabbard, really become the president?

It’s become quite clear over the years that we don’t really live in a democracy. The American government is ruled by a ‘higher power,’ and this is evident by the fact that corporations are really the ones who dictate government policies, which is why we constantly see a ‘revolving door’ of employees going to and from corporations and government agencies. For example, many former employees of the Food and Drug Administration are now employed by Monsanto (Bayer). There is a great infographic you can find here depicting some of this revolving door.

Tulsi Gabbard, who we will get to in a bit, also references this revolving door in a recent interview with Joe Rogan. 

This isn’t a secret anymore; in fact, politicians have been talking about it for decades, referring to a secret government that controls the presidency. A couple of months ago during a live interview, Putin said: “So, a person is elected, he comes with his ideas. Then people with briefcases come to visit him, well dressed, in dark suits, kind of like mine. Except instead of a red tie it’s black or navy. And then they explain what to do, and the whole rhetoric changes, you see? This happens from one administration to the next.”

This is why so many of the promises made during presidential campaigns end up flip-flopping. A great example of that is the wall issue–everything Donald Trump is saying about building a wall and having a system to keep illegal immigrants out and provide a process for others to come in legally has also been said by other candidates and presidents like Hillary Clinton, Bush, Obama and Bill Clinton. Sure, Donald Trump has presented his message very differently, but it’s now opposed by the Democrats simply for political purposes. You can read more about that here. Politics is about winning and controlling the minds of the masses, it’s clearly not about democracy.

Politicians and presidents in the United States have also been explaining this fact for decades. One of the best examples comes from president Theodore Roosevelt, who told the world that “Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. To destroy this invisible government, to befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day.” (source)

Here’s a great clip from Senator Daniel Inouye referencing the shadow government.

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This is the ‘government’ that seems to control America, among several other allied countries. So why do we continue to play this game? Why are we made to believe that every four years our voting actually matters? Since I’ve been alive, every single president has been used as a puppet, and thus corruption runs rampant. Never have we seen complete and true transparency, and never have we seen a president or any political decisions that aren’t tied to some form of corruption and power.

We have to ask ourselves, is this system one big joke? Why do we continue to use it? Does it actually benefit humanity and the planet in any form? Why are we sitting on solutions to so many of our problems, yet they never see the light of day? What is going on here?

Will we ever see a president that’s not a puppet? Highly unlikely, but who knows? Donald Trump represents something very different than the previous political regimes, as  politician Newt Gingrich pointed out. He’s likely driving the global elite crazy, who clearly picked Hillary, a long time deep state puppet, to serve them. He stated that they’re upset “because he’s an outsider, he’s not them, he’s not part of the club, he’s uncontrollable… He hasn’t been through the initiation rites, he didn’t belong to the secret society.” – Newt Gingrich

This was clear, Trump was very outspoken about vaccines (which has since changed), 9/11, corporate control of the US government, the US government’s funding of and ties to terrorist organizations like ISIS and Al-Qaeda, foreign intervention, and other factors that the global elite were using. Trump represented change when he was first elected, but not so much anymore.

“For more than a year, we have been told that Trump is a racist, sexist, xenophobe, liar, cheat, and narcissist. The attack bears all the marks of a coordinated effort among the major news outlets: CNN, NYT, WaPo, HuffPo, USA Today, and the rest. It reminded me very much of the concerted media attack against Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff which culminated earlier in 2016 in her impeachment and removal from power. In the case of Rousseff, we see what has been alternately described as a soft coup or a Wall Street coup, rather along the lines of the “color revolutions” of a few years earlier (which are now largely understood as CIA-NGO orchestrated). In both cases, pretexts were created and hammered home by an insistent media that whipped up public opinion. In Brazil, it worked. It seemed like it would work in the U.S..

It is important to understand why Trump was demonized. To be sure, his character makes it easy. There is no shortage of narcissistic, sexist, or otherwise offensive statements in his repertoire from which to draw. But I have never and will never believe this is why he was demonized. Ultimately, Trump is a disruptor, and his disruption falls squarely against the two key pillars of the American ruling elite’s ideology: neoliberalism and neoconservatism.” – Richard Dolan (source

Sure, things have changed within the government since Trump’s presidential campaign, and although it appears he’s been compromised by the ‘Deep State’ and in many ways has become another puppet, perhaps not to the likes of Bush, Clinton and Obama. But again, he represents yet another president that’s not really fit to be called a ‘leader.’

Tulsi Gabbard On Assange & Snowden

Right now, it seems that presidential candidate and veteran Tulsi Gabbard is now the one speaking truth. If she’s elected, would her rhetoric change like all the others did? She has done many great things already. For example, when she was a Congresswoman, Gabbard introduced the Stop Arming Terrorists Act, the terms of which her website outlines succinctly: “The legislation would prohibit the U.S. government from using American taxpayer dollars to provide funding, weapons, training, and intelligence support to groups like the Levant Front, Fursan al Ha and other allies of Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, al-Qaeda and ISIS, or to countries who are providing direct or indirect support to those same groups.” (source)

She recently made an appearance on Joe Rogan‘s podcast. Rogan asked her about WikiLeaks founder Assange and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, and she stated that they should not be persecuted for disclosing information.

We have got to address why [Snowden] did things the way that he did them. You hear the same thing from Chelsea Manning, how there is not an actual channel for whistleblowers like them to bring forward information that exposes egregious abuses of our constitutional rights and liberties, period. There was not a channel for that to happen in a real way, and that’s why they ended up taking the path that they did, and suffering the consequences.

What happened with his (Assange’s) arrest and all this stuff that just went down I think poses a great threat to our freedom of the press and to our freedom of speech. The fact that the Trump administration has chosen to ignore how important it is that we uphold our freedoms… and go after him, it has a very chilling effect on both journalists and publishers… and also on every one of us as Americans. It was a warning call… saying ‘look what happened to this guy.’ It could happen to you. It could happen to any one of us.

This is great to hear, as it’s quite clear that Assange, Snowden and others are threatened not because they put our ‘national security’ at risk, but simply because they threaten various corporate and political interests.

Tulsi is completely funded by the people as well, just like Trump was. She has no support from big corporations.

One of my favourite quotes from the show:

If I put my tinfoil hat on when I talk about these interventionist foreign policy wars and regime change wars, the tinfoil hat thinks military industrial complex. People being asked or forced into making decisions that benefit these giant corporations that make weapons and profit off of war. This is the worst case scenario in terms of conspiracy theories, the idea that someone wants war so they can make money, and they don’t care if people die, even needlessly. This is our number one conspiracy fear.

First of all, I don’t know how anyone who is well-versed on this subject could call this a conspiracy theory. It’s not just for money, these decisions are made to further their global domination agenda. That’s why William Binney, an NSA whistleblower like Edward Snowden, stated that surveillance is not for national security, it’s simply for “total population control.”  (source)

This is why it was great that Tulsi replied with the following:

Well, you can take your tinfoil hat off, because the military industrial complex is a real thing.

She then references the Eisenhower speech, when he warned us about the military industrial complex and how dangerous it is and the importance of guarding “against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for a disastrous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist.”

This misplaced power is what currently rules America.

During her presidential campaign so far, Tulsi has been very outspoken about the corporate rule over America, speaking out against major pharmaceutical companies and corporations like Bayer/Monsanto and their products and ingredients including glyphosate. She’s called out American connections to terrorist organizations, and clearly opposes any type of war. She is also calling out the flip-flopping of Trump’s promises, such as his promise to get us out of “stupid” wars, but now how he’s become a puppet pushing war with Iran.

She recently stated on her Facebook: “Trump says he doesn’t want war with Iran, but that’s exactly what he wants, because that’s exactly what Saudi Arabia, Netanyahu, al-Qaeda, Bolton, Haley, and other NeoCons/NeoLibs want. That’s what he put first–not America.”

Again, as you can tell by the quote above by Dolan, Trump opposed these things during his campaign. But now, things seem to be much different as he continues the cycle in support of the “New World Order” agenda by creating a fake problem and then proposing the solution in order to achieve a desired outcome. In this case, it would be unnecessary military intervention in Iran, which is similar to what we saw with 9/11 and Iraq.

The Black Budget Is A Great Example of The Current Corrupt Power Within Government

On episode 4 of The Collective Evolution Show on CETV, we discussed the Black Budget in much deeper detail. Below is a clip exploring the validity behind missing money from the black budget and special access programs, explaining where the money is going and what exactly it’s being used to do.

You can become a member of CETV, get access to the full show and many others, and support conscious media here. You can find the podcast of episode 4 here

Below, we go deep into this very real phenomenon and present an abundance of evidence.

The Takeaway

Before Donald Trump, we hadn’t really seen any presidential candidate question the establishment and the corporate stranglehold that plagues the American government. I figured that after Trump did, we might see another political figure or two do the same thing. Although Gabbard is far less known and does not have connections to big money and power like Trump did, this can be seen as a good thing, and the fact that she is calling out her own government and its corrupt ways in a truthful manner is very encouraging.

It’s hard to see how she could be compromised or corrupted or become a puppet like many of those before her have.

The point is, America is ruled by a power that controls the government. Playing this game every four years is not really addressing the problem, and it’s questionable as to whether or not a fair voting process even exists in America given that the electoral college selects the president, regardless of the popular vote.

Positive change will not come as a result of the current president or politicians, it has to come from us and from supporting people like Gabbard who stay true to their words. Who knows, maybe she can threaten the power that holds control over the presidency and tackle the “Deep State” like we’ve never seen before.

At the end of the day, more and more people are waking up, and Gabbard seems to be one of these ‘woke’ individuals in many ways.

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Susan Sarandon, Pamela Anderson & Roger Waters Question Silence of OPCW on Douma, Syria Gas ‘attack’

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  • The Facts:

    Susan Sarandon, Pamela Anderson & Roger Waters have all voiced their concern about the supposed chemical gas attacks in Douma. Recently attention was brought to the silence of a OPCW regarding a leaked report suggesting the truth wasn't told.

  • Reflect On:

    Why are celebrities so careful to speak up against injustice? Why are they made to be idolized? Why do the elite not want them to speak out against their actions? What's the truth behind the so called "war on terror?"

“The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al-Qaeda, and any informed intelligence officer knows this. But, there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an intensified entity representing the ‘devil’ only in order to drive TV watchers to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism. The country behind this propaganda is the United States.” (source) – Robin Cook, Former British Foreign Secretary

In a world full of massive media censorship, something we at Collective Evolution have tried to combat with the creation of CETV, it’s great when celebrities use their voices to speak up about crimes against humanity, especially ones committed by their own governments. Obviously, these crimes go completely ignored by mainstream media because these outlets are controlled by the government, as exposed by multiple documents as well as multiple award winning mainstream media anchors and journalists.

Today, mainstream media is ridiculing certain topics that threaten their agendas, and this is in conjunction with elitist organizations labelling certain information as ‘fake news.’ Our voices and our right to freedom of speech are being threatened because of this censorship, which is more evident to those within the field of alternative media. Any type of information or evidence that threatens the narrative of certain geopolitical and corporate interests is being shut down. Media outlets are being demonetized, and mainstream media is refusing to cover certain topics and has even branded certain ideas as “conspiracy theories.”

This is why it’s great when celebrities, and people in general, use their voices to share information. It’s so important today to speak up, maybe even more so than ever before. Many people are afraid to speak up on ‘controversial’ topics out of fear that they’ll lose their jobs, or in some cases, out of fear for their lives given the fact that their voices can reach a large amount of people. Celebrities are usually used in this manner for marketing and advertising, given the fact that they have such large fan bases. That’s why when they do choose to ‘speak out,’ some people don’t like it.

The latest examples of celebrities brave enough to speak out are actress Susan Sarandon, celebrity Pamela Anderson, and music star Roger Waters.

All of them have been outspoken and asking questions about why the mainstream media (MSM) is ignoring a leaked Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) report, which contradicts the claim that Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad carried out a chemical weapons attack on his own people in Douma.

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To recap, not long ago, the Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media (WGSPM)  published a document signed by a man named Ian Henderson, whose name is seen listed in expert leadership positions on OPCW documents from as far back as 1998 and as recently as 2018. It’s unknown who leaked the document and what other media organizations they may have tried to send it to, but with all of the lies that permeate through mainstream media organizations these days, it’s great to see documents like these being leaked. It’s something we need more of, and it’s not something easy to do. Julian Assange is a great example of the punishment and scrutiny you may face for simply leaking documents.

The report goes deep into the physics of the alleged gas attack and the narrative within the official OPCW analysis. It concluded that:

The dimensions, characteristics and appearance of the cylinders, and the surrounding scene of the incidents, were inconsistent with what would have been expected in the case of either cylinder being delivered from an aircraft.

The investigators stated that manual placement of the cylinders in the locations investigators found them in is “the only plausible explanation for observations at the scene.”

“To be clear, this means that according to the assessment signed by an OPCW-trained expert, the cylinders alleged to have dispensed poison gas which killed dozens of people in Douma did not arrive in the locations that they were alleged to have arrived at via aircraft dropped by the Syrian government, but via manual placement by people on the ground, where photographs were then taken and circulated around the world as evidence against the Syrian government which was used to justify air strikes by the US, UK and France. There were swift military consequences meted out on what appears now to be a lie. At the time, the people on the ground were the Al Qaeda-linked Jaysh Al-Islam, who had at that point nothing to lose and everything to gain by staging a false flag attack in a last-ditch attempt to get NATO powers to function as their air force, since they’d already effectively lost the battle against the Syrian government.” – Caitlin Johnstone (source)

After the document leaked, Susan Sarandon tweeted the following:

Hollywood star turned activist, Pamela Anderson, tweeted her (source!) support for “independent thinkers in Hollywood,” while Roger Waters, guitarist for Pink Floyd, called on The Guardian and journalist Jonathan Freedland to apologize for attacking him for accusing the White Helmets of concocting the chemical weapons attack. Not long ago, he stopped his concert in Barcelona to address the crowd about the propaganda being spread about what’s happening in Syria. He pointed out that the White Helmets are an organization that exists for the sole purpose of propaganda. Collective Evolution reported on the corrupt nature of the White Helmets in 2017 and we’re now seeing it here again. The White Helmets have been caught staging events to create propaganda for media. Not long ago, a UN panel discussing the criminal activities of the White Helmets relating to organ theft and false flag terrorism also went completely ignored by the mainstream media. You can read more about that and watch that panel here.

This Isn’t The Only Information Calling Into Question Facts About What Happened In Douma

As Mark Twain brilliantly emphasized:

“The statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting the blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception.”

This is what we’ve seen today–so called attacks that have, as the evidence points out, been staged by the ones who are and have been trying to justify an “intervention.” We’ve seen this with the “war on terror” and with terrorist groups in general. For example, organizations like ISIS have connections to the US government in several different ways. Take current presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard, a veteran who was quoted as saying that the “CIA has also been funneling weapons and money through Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar and others who provide direct and indirect support to groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda. This support has allowed al-Qaeda and their fellow terrorist organizations to establish strongholds throughout Syria, including in Aleppo.” Her statements align with a plethora of evidence–these aren’t just beliefs.

The idea that the US government and the western military alliance could be arming these terrorists and have their hands in staging “terrorist” attacks to justify an intervention and play the hero in the eyes of the masses is very disturbing. Their intentions are completely sinister.

The latest example I wrote about regarding the attacks in Douma was on Riam Dalati, a well-known BBC Syria producer who recently put out a tweet stating that the supposed gas attacks in Douma were “staged.”

How many whistleblowers, documentation and examples do we need in order to see the truth here? How many examples of mainstream media completely making up stories and aiding the global elite (their owners) will it take until we stop believing their narrative? Why do we continue to watch?

As his twitter states, he is also a close colleague of the well-known BBC Middle East Correspondent, Quentin Sommerville.

You can read more about that story here.

An interesting report by Robert Fisk (pictured above), a multi-award winning Middle East correspondent of The Independent who has risked his life to visit the Syria clinic at the centre of a global crisis, is also important to mention. Fisk joined The Independent in 1989 and has written bestselling books on the Middle East, including Pity the Nation and The Great War for Civilisation. Fisk gained his BA in English and Classics at Lancaster University and holds a PhD in politics from Trinity College, Dublin.

He met with Dr. Assim Rahaibani and shared his experience with the doctor:

“The 58-year old senior Syrian doctor then adds something profoundly uncomfortable: the patients, he says, were overcome not by gas but by oxygen starvation in the rubbish-filled tunnels and basements in which they lived, on a night of wind and heavy shelling that stirred up a dust storm.”

It’s important to get the real narrative of the people on the ground in Syria, but it’s also important to mention that he is sharing his experience not as an eye witness himself.

“He refers twice to the jihadi gunmen of Jaish el-Islam (the Army of Islam) in Douma as “terrorists” – the regime’s word for their enemies, and a term used by many people across Syria. Am I hearing this right? Which version of events are we to believe?”

He goes on to explain,

“Readers should be aware that this is not the only story in Douma. There are the many people I talked to amid the ruins of the town who said they had “never believed in” gas stories – which were usually put about, they claimed, by the armed Islamist groups. These particular jihadis survived under a blizzard of shellfire by living in other’s people’s homes and in vast, wide tunnels with underground roads carved through the living rock by prisoners with pick-axes on three levels beneath the town. I walked through three of them yesterday, vast corridors of living rock which still contained Russian – yes, Russian – rockets and burned-out cars.”

You can read more about that story here.

The list of examples goes on and on, and there are too many to mention within this article alone.

The Takeaway

How many examples are needed for us to see the truth? Why does mainstream media completely ignore this type of stuff? Why is it labelled as fake news? Are we really at the point where ‘fact checkers,’ who are funded by the global elite and major corporations, need to determine what is real and what’s not for us?

The world is more ‘awake’ than most of us think, regardless of the massive amount of censorship our world is experiencing. In a way, this censorship is making some claims more obvious.

The collective perception of our world is changing drastically, and that’s a good sign. It’s one important step towards positively changing our world.

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