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Le Pen: Joining Forces With Putin & Trump as France’s Leader is ‘Good For World Peace’

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Far-right French Front National leader Marine Le Pen finds the election of Donald Trump emboldening, and now says if she’s elected president in May, France would work with the U.S. and Russian President Vladimir Putin to make the world a far safer place for everyone.

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Viewing both the Brexit vote to leave the European Union and the U.S. election of Trump as unexpected victories, Le Pen believes the West is shifting away from the traditional establishment — something that could work in her favour at the polls.

“He [Donald Trump] made possible what had previously been presented as impossible,” Le Pen told Andrew Marr of the BBC in an interview cited by the Independent. “So it’s really the victory of the people against the elites.”

“If I can draw a parallel with France, then yes, I wish that in France also the people upend the table, around which the elites are dividing up what should go to the French people.”

On Wednesday, Le Pen spoke to ITV at the opening of her presidential campaign headquarters, saying, “The forces at work in these various elections are ideas, forces which could bring about my election as the president of France next May.”

Those forces referenced the shift against “unchecked globalization, destructive ultra-liberalism, the elimination of nation states, the disappearance of borders.”

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Le Pen isn’t alone in recognizing that the public’s tolerance with the establishment has worn thin. France’s Prime Minister Manuel Valls noted during an economic conference in Berlin that “it’s possible” the Front National leader could win the upcoming election.

In the French electoral system, Le Pen would have to make it to the second round on May 7, and then face a run-off for president.

“If she does make it to the second round she will face either a candidate of the left or the right,” Valls continued, referencing Front National’s ‘third party’ status. “This means that the balance of politics will change completely.”

Indeed, Front National has continued to amass a wide following after Le Pen succeeded her father as party leader in 2011, and she now polls between 25 and 28 percent, according to the Independent.

Jean-Marie Le Pen founded the anti-immigration, right-wing Front National in 1972 as a move toward nationalism and rule-of-law authoritarianism — but he was ousted by Marine in 2011 after an inflammatory comment about the Holocaust, and she sought to revitalize the party’s image and move away from perceptions of extremism.

And Le Pen believes the growing ambivalence to the globalist establishment present positive possibilities, such as the potential cooperation between France, the United States, and Russia, which “would be good for world peace.”

“If I am president, France would have good relations with Russia,” she asserted to ITV, adding, of the Western buildup along the Russian border, “What’s the point of NATO? From what threats does it protect us? That’s the real question.”

Despite the quickening popularity of Front National, reports differ on Le Pen’s ultimate chance to win the presidency — some believe it isn’t far-fetched, while others posit she will be handily defeated by a center-right Republican candidate in the May 7th second round.

Those predictions, however, are based on polling data — the same method that predicted Hillary Clinton would be victorious by a landslide. Further, while the U.S. discussion about immigration, which helped drive Trump’s victory, hinges largely on theoreticals rather than experience, France is feeling the brunt of an exploding immigrant population and resultant backlash.

France’s Socialist Party has sharply declined in favourability, while the controversial and historically-extremist Front National has enjoyed renewed vigor amid the controversy.

This divisiveness and exasperation with establishment policies many voters feel created the world’s present chaos could empower the far-right Le Pen as it did the Brexit and Trump votes. As she told ITV:

“I’m convinced the French people will follow in British and American footsteps.”

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Joaquin Phoenix Drives Another Dagger Into The Heart Of The Dying Dairy Industry

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  • The Facts:

    In Joaquin Phoenix's Oscar speech, he chose to use his influence and platform to raise awareness about our relationship with nature and how that must change. This happens to be the subject of our latest documentary on CETV.

  • Reflect On:

    Do you feel like you are above nature or animals? Are the choices we make reflective of a belief that their lives are worth less? Or that nature is simply here to serve us?

It’s great to see celebrities use their platform for something that truly can impact society, especially as the world continues to become less interested in the rich and the famous, and what they’re doing, and more interested in taking care of our planet and raising awareness on issues that people are still just waking up to. Human consciousness is changing rapidly, and as a result, we are collectively beginning to manifest change in many areas, but there is still a lot of work to be done.

One of the main issues on the minds of many is extreme animal cruelty, and at the 2020 Oscars, actor Joaquin Phoenix brought up the hard to swallow truth about the dairy industry and our relationship with nature as a whole in his best actor acceptance speech.

We’re talking about the fight against injustice, we’re talking about the fight against the belief that one nations, one people, one race, one gender or one species has the right to dominate, control, and use and exploit another with impunity…I think that we’ve become very disconnected from the natural world…We go into the natural world and we plunder it for its resources. We feel entitled to artificially inseminate a cow and when she gives birth we steal her baby even though her cries of anguish are unmistakable. And then we take her milk that’s intended for her calf, and we put it in our coffee and cereal.

We fear the idea of personal change, because we feel like we have to sacrifice something to give something up, but human beings at our best are so inventive and creative and ingenious and I think that when we use love and compassion as our guiding principles we can create, develop and implement systems of change that are beneficial to all sentient beings and to the environment.

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His speech touched upon a lot of important points. Firstly, I was glad that he, once again, brought up the dairy industry and its cruelty towards cows. Anti-suckling devices for example, such as nose rings or nose flaps are designed to wean calves off milk by preventing access to the cow’s udder while the cow and calf are still together. A nose ring is a metal or plastic ring with spiked extensions. The nose ring clamps onto (rather than pierces) the septum. The spikes are painful to the cow’s udder when the calf tries to suckle and causes the cow to kick or move away from the calf.

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The simple act of preventing a calf from weaning so the milk can be used to sell to humans is heart-breaking, and both the mother and the calf are often separated and sent to their death.

The conditions on factory farms are also horrible and suggest our disconnection with nature. Animal grazing itself is one of the leading causes of deforestation around the globe, especially in the amazon.

But things are changing, this is evident by the fact that Dean foods, the largest milk producer in the United States has recently filed for bankruptcy, along with Borden Dairy Co., one of America’s oldest and largest dairy companies, who just became the second major milk producer to file for bankruptcy in the last two months.

There are also multiple health concerns when it comes to ingesting animal products. You can read more about that here.

Change is no doubt occurring, it’s a long process that’s been increasing in intensity for decades. At the end of the day, it boils down to human consciousness, and individuals making changes in their lives that reflect a different relationship to nature than we have today. As Phoenix said, we see some changes as sacrifices but once you make them, like giving up dairy, you realize you weren’t missing out on anything and it’s not a sacrifice at all.

Furthermore, this extends to the manufacturers of big animal agriculture and products that use plastics. One day, these products won’t even be manufactured, simply because humans will stop using it, like the milk of a cow, or that human consciousness changes so much that it also changes within these companies and/or forces them to look for alternatives.

Again, it’s our relationship with nature as a whole that is changing, and this was the focus of the latest documentary we released called Regenerate: Beyond The CO2 Narrative. The film focuses on moving beyond the common distraction of environmentalism today which is an obsession with CO2 emissions, and instead looks at the big picture of what needs to change. You can check out the trailer for Regenerate below, and watch it here.

 

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“Kisameet Clay” Found To Have “Potent Antibacterial Activity” Against “Essentially Untreatable” Pathogens

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    Overuse of antibiotics over the last 50 years have caused bacteria and pathogens to adapt to resist these methods of treatments. A rare clay has been found to kill these bacteria.

  • Reflect On:

    Antibiotics are being overused and over prescribed by doctors. How can you limit your antibiotic use?

Researchers from the University of British Columbia (UBC) have confirmed a rare type of clay that has been used as medicine by aboriginals of BC has antibacterial properties that could be used to treat antibiotic resistant bacteria.

The Heiltsuk First Nation’s traditional territory, about 400 kilometers north of Vancouver, Canada, is home to a 400-million kilogram deposit of glacial clay in Kisameet Bay. Scientists believe that this deposit was formed around 10,000 years ago, during the last Ice Age.

The clay, known as Kisolite has been used for centuries by the Heiltsuk First Nations to treat a variety of illness including, arthritis, neuritis, ulcerative colitis, phlebitis, burns and other skin disorders like eczema, acne and psoriasis.

Upon studying this clay researchers have found that it shows strong antibacterial properties against multidrug-resistant pathogens. This has led them to suggest that the clay be studied as a potential treatment for serious infections caused by strains of bacteria known as ESKAPE strains.

“Infections caused by ESKAPE bacteria are essentially untreatable and contribute to increasing mortality in hospitals,” said UBC microbiologist Julian Davies, co-author of the paper published in the American Society for Microbiology’s mBio journal.

Davies also said in another statement that after 50 years of overusing antibiotics, it’s the ancient medicinals and other natural mineral agents that may provide us with new weapons against these multidrug-resistant pathogens.

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The researchers were able to find that suspending the clay in water killed 16 strains of ESKAPE bacteria samples that were found from various sources such as: St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver General Hospital and the University of British Columbia’s waste water treatment pilot plant.

Researchers also reported that there have been no toxic side effects in human use of the clay. Next up, detailed clinical studies and further toxicity testing.

Antibiotic Resistance

In case you are unaware, antibiotic resistance is something that occurs when the germs no longer respond to the antibiotics that are designed to kill them. Because of this the germs stay alive and continue to grow, even stronger. Bacteria and fungi are always adapting and finding new ways to avoid the effects of antibiotics that are used to treat the infections they cause. Infections that are caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria are very difficult, sometimes even impossible to treat.

Anytime antibiotics are used, they can contribute to antibiotic resistance. Ideally, when antibiotics are needed the benefits should outweigh any risk of antibiotic resistance. However, antibiotics are often misused and over prescribed. According to the CDC around 47 million antibiotic coursed are prescribed annually for various infections that don’t need antibiotics, such as the cold and flu.

Thank You, Mother Nature

Truly amazing that our Earth, our Mother Nature has seemingly has everything it needs to heal and it’s unfortunate that our species is destroying her at an alarming rate. The fact of the matter is that we can’t live without her, but she can live without us and before the possibility of the  planet exploding  we will inevitably be wiped out. The Earth can help us to heal, but are we willing to stop with our destructive behavior in order to help her to heal?

Fascinating how antibiotic resistance is a relatively new issue that we are facing, and yet a clay that was formed 10,000 years ago could potentially hold the “cure” and what we need to overcome this situation, but are we willing to do what it takes to take responsibility for our actions?

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If You Could Power Your Entire Home With 60 Minutes Of Cycling, Would You Do It?

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    Mechanical energy, converted into kinetic energy can provide the energy that we use on a regular basis to power our homes and electronic devices.

  • Reflect On:

    Rather than focusing on the current problems in our world it is great to change gears and have a look at all of the solutions that are popping up all over the world.

Imagine if your morning workout could power your home for the entire day, all the way until your next morning workout. Well, you may not have to imagine, as this technology exists now. Manoj Bhargava has invented a new exercise bike that can power some homes for 24 hours after use for only sixty minutes per day.

This invention was a part of a new initiative to bring electricity to places that undergo frequent power outages or may only have access to power for a few hours during the day. In our modern age, going without electricity can really separate a person from the rest of the world. Bhargava’s mission is to bridge the gap for those who suffer from poverty and make it easier for them to access the same information as the rest of the world, potentially giving them more opportunities in life.

The Free Electric

The above heading is also the name of this awesome and innovative bike serving as a solution to a pretty significant issue in the underdeveloped nations of the world.

According to Bhargava, the Free Electric is meant to lead to “better health, more leisure time, better access to education and opportunities for entrepreneurship.” He also feels that it could, “literally change the world.”

Power to change the world? Bold statement, but if this is able to be implemented worldwide, I would absolutely have to agree with him. This technology not only has the capacity to assist those in poverty, but can also be used by the rest of the world as well as more and more people around the world who are aiming to reduce their usee of fossil fuels. I have a feeling that Millennials (such as myself) and younger generations would be all over this if its made available! Not only is it a great way to get your cardio in, but it provides FREE electricity that produces no other pollution.

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As mentioned in the video, it is also a great solution in the face of natural, or even man made disasters because this type of electricity would not rely on that generated and sold by power companies. Perhaps even one day a way to stock up and store this energy will be possible — then, the opportunities here will be much more plentiful and could be a huge factor in reducing the amount of pollution our current methods of energy production are creating.

The Future Is Friendly

As much as there is sometimes destruction all around us, there is also innovation and ingenuity. Human beings have tremendous potential. Even though there are many problems that we as a society are facing, solutions are popping up and fast, and in most cases they already exist. Finding solutions doesn’t seem to be the problem, so ask yourself, what is?  It’s so great to see ideas such as these being conceptualized and then created and put into use so efficiently, it shows how our species is capable of stopping and potentially reversing some of the destruction that we have caused over the years.

This is absolutely a double win! We are constantly bombarded with news stories and articles that are telling us to be more active, stop sitting so much, and now with the Free Electric, we will have to be active before we can relax and enjoy the use of our precious technology.

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