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Escape The Debt Trap – Why Tiny Homes Are So Important

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The Federal Reserve Bank’s decision to keep interest rates at zero signifies that there is no real economic recovery in sight, despite the rhetoric and gas bagging by politicians, economists, and financial pundits. If the economy was ticking along and everything was going so well then why didn’t interest rates go up?  Simply because if the Fed did put interest rates up even 0.25%, then it might be just enough to prick the biggest economic bubble in history. So better to err on the side of caution and ‘kick the can’ down the road and continue the charade, hoping things will magically rectify themselves.

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In support of the weak economic conditions the latest data coming out of the Population Reference Bureau in Washington shows that around 15.1% of  25 to 34 year olds are currently living with their parents. This represents a fourth straight annual increase, the highest since at least 1960, according to demographer Mark Mather, associate vice president with PRB.(1) This data suggests that young adults are facing financial challenges, hence many are forced to do what they can to keep costs down and live with their parents for ever longer periods. As with all ‘official figures,’ this statistic is most likely understated, as high student debts, economic hardship, high unemployment, and rising living costs are adding to this disenfranchised demographic.

Not that living with your parents is the end of the world, it can have its benefits. While hanging out with your folks can be great, it is always good to have your own space and privacy, regardless of how well you get along. Bryce Langston is one man who has taken it upon himself to break free of the debt trap and turn his passion and interest into a lifestyle. This gives him the freedom and flexibility to live his dreams. Being a creative person, Bryce, like many people these days, has never had a job which has had a guaranted regular income. After falling in love when seeing a tiny house on wheels Bryce has made it his mission to share with others his passion and enthusiasm for simple living. The more he looked, the more he found. Bryce has researched and filmed some amazing tiny homes with the transforming castle truck video going viral and receiving over 6 million views on YouTube and other sites.

The following quotes from Bryce Langston, founder and creator of Living Big in a Tiny Home, give insight into why he feels the tiny house movement is so important for everyone to become involved in.

Why are Tiny Homes So Important?

“Tiny Homes are important because they offer an alternative to the cycle of debt. They can provide people with secure housing, without the compromise of life-long mortgage debt, or on-going rent payments.”

“I believe that our current housing models, along with the government and economic policies that have created this paradigm are an affront to basic human decency. I don’t think that it should be a life-long struggle to maintain a roof over your head. “

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“We live in a society which encourages us to purchase more and more, and validate ourselves through our material possessions. Not only is this unhealthy for ourselves, it’s also unsustainable for the planet. Living in Tiny Homes helps us to moderate our consumption, and that can only be beneficial for the earth.”

What do you like about living in a Tiny Home?

“First and foremost, I love having a magical and serene space that I can call my own. Everything in my home is designed to cater to my personal needs and I was able to be uncompromising and design a space just the way that I like it. Because the space is small, it’s very easy to manage, requires next to no maintenance, and most importantly is incredibly homely and cosy.”

“Through my adventures in alternative living, I have also met many wonderful people who I am proud to call my friends.  I now live amongst a community of individuals who are searching for more sustainable and more humane ways of living on the planet and that is very exciting for me.”

 “If you ask people what is most important to them in life, a good deal of those people will say freedom. Yet, how free can we really be when we are burdened by large amounts of debt? Regardless of whether that debt is from student loans, housing, or drug debts to the mafia, we eventually become slaves to that debt and end up compromising the quality of our lives.” (2)

Check  Out Bryce’s latest in tiny living with his Five Star tent, with Swing Bridge!

Article by Andrew Martin, author of  Rethink…Your world, Your future. and One ~ A Survival Guide for the Future… 

CoverONENOVSources: excerpts from Rethink…Your world, Your future. 

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(1) http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-09-18/here-s-evidence-that-millennials-are-still-living-with-their-parents

(2) Personal correspondence with Bryce Langston at Living Big in a Tiny Home

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Top Cancer Research Advisor Compares Wireless Radiation To Cigarettes

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  • The Facts:

    Doctors treating patients from over-exposure to wireless radiation joined scientists at Queen's Park to recommend the Ontario Government take steps to protect public health before the roll-out of 5G – the next generation of cell phone tech.

  • Reflect On:

    How are technologies like this approved by federal health regulatory agencies without any appropriate safety testing?

It’s truly astonishing how the health concerns regarding wireless radiation, which are firmly established in scientific literature, are often ignored and not addressed within the mainstream media. Given the fact that mainstream media controls a large amount of people’s perception and awareness with regards to multiple issues, the health concerns regarding 5G are still largely off the radar on the minds of many.

We’ve seen many examples of how federal health regulatory agencies have been completely compromised by corporations, and the new 5G issue appears no different at the moment. This is how certain products and services get approved without ever really going through any appropriate safety testing.

A great example of this type of corporate corruption in the United States, for example, was outlined a few years ago by a group of more than a dozen scientists from within the CDC who put out a public statement, while remaining anonymous, outlining the big problem of corporate influence and the effect it is having on health policy decisions. They were referred to as the Spider Papers.  The authors heavily stressed just how big of a problem this truly is.

Fast Internet, But Huge Health Risks

One of my latest articles on the subject of 5G brought to light a report published by Martin L. Pall, a PhD and Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences at Washington State University, who stated that “Putting in tens of millions of 5G antennae without a single biological test of safety has got to be about the stupidest idea anyone has had in the history of the world.”

These health concerns are exactly why a Belgian government minister announced that Brussels is halting its 5G plans. Even before the 5G rollout, multiple countries banned Wifi & Cell Phones around schools, young children & fetuses.

With so much information and initiatives out there being created, it really goes to show that we do no live in a democracy at all. Various “things” are imposed on the populace without our knowing, and politicians never address the real concerns that the people have. Take Donald Trump for example, who recently stated that “5G is a race we will win.” On CETV we analyzed why Trump is pushing so hard for 5G, you can watch the segment here. I also recently wrote an article regarding Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau and 5G, where he also completely ignores the well known health concerns.

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The truth is, doctors have been treating patients from over-exposure to wireless radiation for a while, despite the fact that many out there still, unfortunately, believe it to be a mental condition, which is misguided given all of the published science and clear harm that’s being inflicted. Scientists and doctors recently came together at Queen’s park in Toronto, Ontario, urging the provincial government to take steps to protect public health before the roll out of wireless 5G – the next generation of cell phone technology. That being said, 5G tech is already rolled out, a lot of people are using it for their internet connection, for example.

You can watch the full hearing below.

“My clinic is already assessing patients from across Ontario who are sensitive to microwave radiation from their wireless devices including cell phones, Wi-Fi, and an increasing number of smart appliances,” said Dr. Riina Bray, Medical Director of the Environmental Health Clinic at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto. “We expect wireless 5G to add to this burden.”

Scientists and doctors from dozens of countries are now coming together to warn their governments about what is going on. The only issue is that governments have been compromised by corporations, but awareness is still charging ahead. The initial 5G infrastructure in Ontario is set to begin in the Toronto to Montreal corridor. Without this implementation, daily human exposure to microwave radiation is already much higher than a trillion times higher than it was before cell phones.

Dr. Anthony Miller, Professor Emeritus with the University of Toronto, and adviser to the International Agency for Research on Cancer said: “Many scientists worldwide now believe that radiofrequency radiation should be elevated to a Class One human carcinogen, on the same list as Cigarettes, X-Rays, and Asbestos.”

The doctors advised the province that increased health care costs can be avoided if the government takes precautions to protect the public from exposure to wireless 5G technology.

You can get a transcript of the event and more at Canadians for Safe Technology C4ST.org http://c4st.org/ontario-doctors-warn-of-rising-health-care-costs-after-5g-roll-out/

As always, if you want to find out more information and science about this subject, as well as ways you can reduce our exposure and protect yourself, a great place to start is with the Environmental Health Trust.

The Takeaway

I am a big believer in the mind-body connection, some say it’s simple as, “if you don’t believe it’s harming you, it’s not.” Although that thought does have truth in it, I believe that type of mind-body effect, the ability to alter your own biology amidst environmental toxins, requires deep meditation and practice. We are so heavily bombarded with this stuff regularly that it’s simply not reasonable to overcome these effects while keeping up with daily life.

This why when highly skilled mind-body practitioners are used by scientists in the lab, still only small effects are observed. At the end of the day, there is a reason why various rates of disease ailments are on the rise, and it’s quite clear that our environment is the problem.

Again, you can protect yourself, your home by reducing your exposure. You can even purchase EMF protective paint, there are a number of ways to protect yourself but at the end of the day this is a big problem, and awareness is key. In an age of extreme censorship and a lack of coverage by mainstream media on the most important issues on our planet, it’s up to us to continue speaking up, and doing so in a credible way.

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Join IONS In Creating Humanity’s Future NOW At The Possibility Accelerator Conference

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Founded by Apollo 14 astronaut and the 6th man to walk on the moon, Dr. Edgar Mitchell, the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) is profoundly changing the way we view reality.

We here at Collective Evolution have written about a lot of their work, especially within the realms of parapsychology, where they explore mind-matter interactions, telepathy, precognition etc. During a time where we must begin to go within to find the answers to changing our planet and ourselves, the work IONS does is undoubtedly important. They are bringing high quality, peer-reviewed research that brings us practical solutions to understand who we truly are and what our capabilities as humans really are.

It’s time we go beyond the limitations, boundaries, and beliefs of our current world, and into mind-expanding science that really makes one question the true nature of reality and how much we have yet to discover. This is why we are happy to announce that on the 50th anniversary of the first moonwalk, IONS will be hosting its 18th International Conference, “The Possibility Accelerator: Creating Our Future, NOW.”

It will be held from July 18-21, 2019, and will bring together leading thinkers, visionaries, and wisdom keepers from around the world. Together they will explore new, boundary-pushing possibilities on the frontiers of thought and propose daring answers to questions like: How can we use the fullest extent of our human capacities? What is humanity’s next ‘moonshot’? How can we tap into our deep inner wisdom to help solve the problems of our day? What does our personal exploration offer to collective well-being?

The conference will be held in the heart of Silicon Valley at the Santa Clara Marriott. Participants can expect to dive into profound discussions, moving experiences, mind-blowing science, and mind-expanding presentations with a robust community of noetic explorers who are working to co-create a future where inner wisdom and science work together to address some of the most pressing issues in our world today.

 

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Important links if you’re interested in the event: Use promo code CE88 to get $88 off your ticket price.

Conference Website  –  noetic.org/conference

Registration Link   https://noetic.org/conference/register/

Facebook Event https://www.facebook.com/events/317243652467547/

Some presenters this year include:

Deepak Chopra:  world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation

Ervin Laszlo: Philosopher, author, and Nobel Prize Nominee

Dan Siegel: Founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA

Shamani Jane: President and CEO of the Consciousness and Healing Initiative (CHI)

John A. Powell: Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley

Dean Radin: IONS Chief Scientist, author, and distinguished professor

Pat McCabe: Writer, Artists, and Speaker on Indigenous Ways of Knowing/Science for Thriving Life

Charles Eisenstein: public speaker, counter-cultural intellectual, and author

Cassandra Vieten: IONS President, mind-body medicine researcher, and author

Below is a quick video of Cassandra Vieten speaking about the upcoming conference.

If you are interested in attending, you can register here and use promo code CE88 to get $88 off your ticket price.

 

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Coca-Cola Partner Farm Exposed With Footage of Horrific Animal Abuse (Warning: GRAPHIC)

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  • The Facts:

    Another factory farm, that supplies milk to one of Coca Cola's companies has been exposed in the form of graphic video footage for extreme animal cruelty.

  • Reflect On:

    How have we become so desensitized as to where our food comes from? Are animal products actually healthy, or has this simply been mass marketed by big food corporations? How can we stand by and let innocent, sentient, empathetic beings be tortured?

Nearly 100 percent of all animal products come from factory farms or other extremely unethical sources. I would argue that there is no ethical source for producing or eating anything that comes from an animal, especially in today’s day and age when it’s become quite clear that using animals for goods and services as well as food consumption is completely unnecessary and represents one of the largest, if not the largest, contributors to environmental destruction. There are billions of animals raised for slaughter every single year and so many of them go through a torturous, depressing, and heartbreaking existence. How have we allowed this to happen? Our relationship with animals is supposed to be a sacred, special one. How have we become numb to the hurt and pain we cause to these innocent, vulnerable, empathetic, intelligent, and emotional beings?

The latest example of animal cruelty that’s surfaced comes from animal rights activists who released horrifying footage from a Coca-Cola farm. This footage may seem shocking to many, but it’s not shocking for most animal activists as this is very well known and a reality that’s happening everyday on the majority of factory farms.

As a result of the footage, the Coca-Cola corporation has cut ties with the farm, which was supplying milk for the company. But then again, if you drink milk and/or eat or use animal products, this is what you are supporting.

The Animal Recovery Mission sent undercover workers into Fair Oaks Farms in Indiana, one of the largest dairy farms in the country that supplies milk for Coca-Cola’s Fairlife brand.

The footage was released on Wednesday, and it shows workers punching, kicking and throwing calves as well as beating the animals with steel rods and plastic milking bottles “on virtually a daily basis.” Newborn calves are crudely branded and given inadequate food and nutrients. Dead and dying animals are left to bake in the sun and male calves are sold to veal farms, despite the farm claiming the contrary.

While we are on the topic of dairy farms, it’s important to know that cows are forcefully impregnated so they can produce milk and their babies are ripped away from them, which is heartbreaking for the animals because it’s the only piece of love they will ever experience. The babies are then grown for slaughter or killed after being ripped from their mothers not long after birth.

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Furthermore, why do humans drink the milk of a cow when it’s not needed? In fact, it’s not good for us at all. Milk from cows has been touted as making our bones stronger and preventing conditions like osteoporosis. It turns out that it’s the complete opposite, that milk causes bone degeneration by leeching calcium from the bone. You can read more about that here. Futhermore, Doctor Colin Campbell, author of the “China Study,” discovered that animal protein (casein found in the milk of a cow) can accelerate and “turn on” cancer, while plant-based protein has the opposite effect. You can read more about that here.

Making space for animals that will be used for human consumption is also one of the leading causes of deforestation.

You may also be interested in reading the following  articles:

 Things That Happen When You Stop Eating Meat

The Heart-Disease Rates of Meat-Eaters Compared To Vegans & Vegetarians: The #1 Killer In The US

A Very Informative TEDx Talk Sharing Pure Facts About Eating Meat That Some People Still Don’t Believe

Plant-Based Protein VS. Protein From Meat, Which One Is Better For Your Body?

Metabolic Acidosis: It’s What Happens To Your Body When You Eat Animal Protein

The Takeaway

Why do we treat animals the way we do? At the end of the day, we are the ones buying these products and supporting this industry, so we have the power to stop it. However, awareness is increasing and the vegan “market” has exploded, whereas dairy products are now having a harder time with sales. Milk sales in America alone declined by more than a billion dollars.

Things are changing, and we must continue to keep creating awareness and speaking up for those going through the biggest genocide in history who are unable to speak for themselves.

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