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Emails Reveal Head of EPA Scott Pruitt’s Corrupt Ties To Oil & Gas Industry

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the government organization we’re expected to trust to protect and maintain a strong and healthy environment. However, like many other government institutions, their goals become clouded and their positions swayed by outside parties.

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The latest example comes from the new head of the EPA, Scott Pruitt, whose emails have revealed his close relationships to the oil and gas industry. Dated from when he served as Oklahoma’s Attorney General, the emails were withheld during Pruitt’s EPA confirmation hearing by the State Attorney General’s office, which submitted 7,500 pages of emails to the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) Tuesday night.

Correspondance Regarding Methane Regulation

An email from the Deputy Solicitor General in April 2013 discusses a letter with representatives at Devon Energy, an oil and natural gas exploration and production company, regarding proposed regulations of methane emissions. To be clear, methane is 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide, and harms both the environment and human health, yet Pruitt and other staff members were deliberating on how to advise the EPA on methane regulations.

In May 2013, Pruitt’s office finalized the letter to the EPA, suggesting that the agency avoid regulating methane emissions, but not without the help of Devon Energy. The letter clearly stated that voluntary industry efforts were enough, that the federal emissions estimates were wrong, and that regulating methane was unnecessary.

“In sum,” the letter reads, “regulation of methane emissions from oil and gas facilities is not ‘appropriate’ under the analysis contemplated by [the Clean Air Act].”

If it sounds less like it was coming from environmental advocates, and more like it was written by the very corporations that stand to profit off methane emissions, there’s good reason for that.

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A Deputy Solicitor General in Pruitt’s office sent a note to Devon Energy executive Bill Whitsitt asking, “Any suggestions?” The email included a draft of the letter regarding methane emissions the office was planning to send to the EPA.

“Here you go,” Whitsitt replied, with the revised letter attached. “Please note that you could use just the red changes, or both red and blue (the latter being some further improvements from one of our experts) or none.”

“I sent the letter today,” the Deputy Solicitor General responded. “Thanks for all your help on this.” (source)

In regards to the released emails, Devon Energy Spokesperson John Porretto told The Intercept:

Our engagement with Scott Pruitt as Attorney General of Oklahoma is consistent — and proportionate — with our commitment to engage in conversations with policymakers on a broad range of matters,” adding, “We have a clear obligation to our shareholders and others to be involved in these discussions related to job growth, economic growth and domestic energy. It is important that we give full consideration to policymaker requests for information and expertise on industry issues. It would be indefensible for us to not be engaged in these important issues.

This clearly proves that Devon Energy has played a significant role in influencing laws and EPA rulings, and they weren’t the only company to do so. There are tons of other emails proving just how close their relationship was, discussing social outings and more between their offices and other organizations like the Petroleum Club and Koch Industries. Pruitt’s staff also held close ties to the oil and gas lobby group American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM), as they discussed regulations on ozone limits and the Renewable Fuel Standard Program.

It wasn’t until May 2016 that the Obama administration’s EPA actually implemented stricter rules on methane emissions; however, only three months later, Pruitt joined a lawsuit opposing the regulations.

Pruitt’s Ties to ALEC 

The emails show Pruitt responding to an invitation for dinner at the governor’s mansion with the board of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). He was also a featured speaker at an ALEC conference held in Oklahoma City in May 2013, as he participated in a panel called “Embracing American Energy Opportunities: From Wellheads to Pipelines.”

Simply put, ALEC is a conservative group comprised of state legislators and corporate leaders that allows corporations to help write, or in some cases, just hand over legislation that the “official lawmakers” can then take credit for and formally propose.

The Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) conducted an investigation on the group and found that 98% of ALEC’s funding comes from private sources other than state legislators, meaning ALEC is almost exclusively funded by global corporations like Exxon Mobil. Legislators pay a yearly membership fee of $50, whereas corporations pay anywhere between $7,000 to $25,000 annually. Corporations and other special interest groups have paid anywhere from 50 times to 500 times more than lawmakers to guarantee their spot in ALEC, since the ultimate payoff is far greater for them.

This is not the first time ALEC has tried to alter environmental regulations, and it won’t be the last. They have succeeded time and time again in changing or even creating legislation, which you can read about in our CE article here.

Perhaps the most disturbing of them all was the ALEC-backed Animal and Ecological Terrorism in America bill, otherwise known as an “ag-gag” bill, a term coined in 2011 that refers to state legislation that forbids the act of undercover filming or photographing activities on farms. It’s hardly surprising that the people who profit from factory farms and the environmental degradation associated with them would try to prevent people from exposing the cruelty that takes place there.

They even claimed that taking pictures on livestock farms can “defame the facility or its owner,” which is ironic considering they torture and kill animals every day; how great can their reputations really be? Additionally, ALEC proposed that violators be placed on a “terrorist registry.” This seems like a ridiculous and immoral way to spend taxpayers dollars, enforcing a rule that would prevent people from actually doing the “right thing.”

Let’s keep in mind that this bill also directly pertains to methane regulations, as cows produce 150 billion gallons of methane per day. Animal farming accounts for 51% of all worldwide greenhouse gas emissions; the fact that the head of the EPA has ties to ALEC is great cause for concern (source).

Yet, somehow, the Senators voted 52 to 46 confirming Pruitt, the Oklahoma Attorney General with ties to ALEC and the fossil fuel industry who has focused his career on suing to block the EPA’s environmental regulations, as the individual who will run the EPA.

What’s worse is that Oklahoma has suffered a great deal as a result of this man’s work as Attorney General, and he was just rewarded for it. Over the past eight years, earthquakes in Oklahoma have increased by approximately 4,000 percent, an astonishing shift that experts attribute to fracking.

If anything, all of this serves as a reminder that it’s our duty to fight for the environment. We shouldn’t be referring to the Earth as “our environment,” because it’s not our land to claim. Society tends to have this possessive outlook on land, as if we have any right to claim ownership over it.

The Earth is a collective of consciousness that manifested itself into a planet with the intention to house life. We should be grateful for that and be treating it accordingly. You wouldn’t destroy your own house, so why are we supporting the destruction of the environment, which literally houses all of us?

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Will Cryptocurrencies Disrupt Central Banking? US Congress Meets To Discuss

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  • The Facts:

    Witnesses are testifying at a House Financiancial Services subcommittee on whether the government should consider cryptocurrencies as money and their uses. This could be a monumental moment in central banking disruption.

  • Reflect On:

    Are you aware of how fiat currency currently works? Are you aware of what the central banking system is? Cryptocurrency has the potential to be a bridge that disrupts these enslaving systems and brings power back to people.

The buzz about cryptocurrencies seems to be as volatile as cryptocurrencies themselves, there is always a ‘war for our perception’ when it comes to something so threatening to the current financial system, and the way we’ve been doing things for years with regards to finance. Everybody from billionaires like tech investor Tim Draper, to ex-Facebook executive Chamath Palipitaya, to entertainers like Akon and more, have all urged the masses to look into Bitcoin, the current dominant cryptocurrency.

What makes cryptocurrencies so popular is not their potential to make a lot of money, but, from a financial perspective, it’s simply another option from “autocratic regimes and baking infrastructure that we know is corrosive to how the world needs to work properly.” Said Palipitaya about cryptocurrency a couple of years ago. “You cannot have Central Banks infinitely printing currency, you cannot have folks with misguided and misdirected monetary and fiscal policy…It’s a con game.”

Anything that can disrupt modern day banking is huge, given that this is the control hub of the Deep State and the ‘Cabal’ that seems to have its tentacles spread over all aspects of humanity, preventing solutions from being implemented quicker. Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund has even cautioned that cryptocurrencies could displace central banks and conventional banking in the long term.

Clearly a good thing for us, but not the financial elite who continue to benefit from a system that only serves a select few.

Cryptocurrencies can change this.

It’s About Disrupting Old Outdated Ways

Whether you know much about cryptocurrencies, and Bitcoin or not, know that it threatens something so central, and something that has been holding humanity back in many ways for a long time. Banking.

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Any disruption to our current banking system is a great leap forward, in any form, but ultimately, any type of currency with any type of value is not really needed here on planet Earth. But that’s a transition to take place over a period of multiple years if we choose to head the right direction as a collective.

This is why it would not be a surprise to see some big-time restrictions and regulation put on cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, in the United States and other parts of the world. There already has been, but at this point, Bitcoin doesn’t really seem like it can be stopped and looks like something that has a bright future, according to many. That being said, a lot of mainstream media and some big-time popular financial figures have constantly bashed and criticized it.

And others:

“Bitcoin is money outside of government, controlled by the people who become their own sovereignty. Bitcoin will do the nation-state what the printing press did to the church…The use-case as stateless money drives adoption because it’s universally appealing and fills a void every human being feels in their soul: to be free.”  – Max Kieser (source)

The thing is, can the government really do anything about cryptocurrency? The story goes that it was created without their permission, it went past the gatekeepers, are they really needed anymore? Is cryptocurrency beyond their reach? Do they have no choice but to perhaps join in and participate somehow?

Important questions… While some feel there can be a backdoor into some popular cryptocurrencies, it’s important to note that either way, people are beginning to learn about central banking and how enslaving the current system truly is.

Could It Be Used Worldwide Soon?

Right now, witnesses are testifying at a House Financiancial Services subcommittee on whether the government should consider cryptocurrencies as money and their uses.

Rodney Garratt, a professor of economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, claimed that the banks have to decide whether they want “to withdraw completely from providing a payment device for the general public,” or whether they prefer to adopt a digital alternative. Which, in turn, could be “some form of crypto.”

This seems to suggest some are pushing for the mainstream world to create a competitor to Bitcoin? If they wanted to make a cryptocurrency popular, the ‘gatekeepers’ and the Deep State no doubt could.

An article written for Cointelegraph explains:

Alex Pollock, senior fellow at the R Street Institute, argued that “to have a central bank digital currency is one of the worst financial ideas of recent times, but still it’s quite conceivable…” Pollock said that central bank digital currencies would only increase the size, role, and power of the bank, adding that the Federal Reserve adopting a CBDC would result in it become the “overwhelming credit allocator of the U.S. economic and financial system.”

The hearing includes a lot of people, not just academics, but engineers, entrepreneurs and more from the industry, one that seems to be growing rapidly with more adoption of cryptocurrencies.

Again, this is great that the financial world is being shaken up, and there is a big discussion to be had, but nothing can justify what we have today remains the same. Things are changing, and as always, heavy criticism and harsh resistance follow.

The Need For A Use Case

You hear a lot about new coins popping up, with ICO’s that reach within the millions. People buy in banking on the rise of the coin based on emotion alone. But what use does the new coin truly have? Or simply, is the coin tied to service, value or commodity of sorts that may suggest a greater value than simply emotion?

For example, Bitcoin is an old outdated version of cryptocurrencies already. What?! Yes. It’s payment processing times are slow, making it very difficult to be used as a means for everyday payment. It’s blockchain simply can’t scale to manage this sort of task. It also does not have any use case or service tied to it that makes it useful beyond being held as an investment. In other words, the only thing holding up Bitcoin’s value is emotion.

Whereas, if you look at a new crypto and new blockchain called TimiCoin (also TimiHealth and TimiDNA), you would find that not only is their blockchain robust enough to service many transactions at a time, but there is a powerful ‘use-case’ tied to the token that creates a ton of value. The use-case is simple: the Timi ecosystem allows people to access their health records instantly – and monetize their own data! This, instead of having corporations keep hold of your records, and having them sold to third parties to be monetized, where you get nothing, with your records, your data, you should be able to monetize it.

Timicoin is a cryptocurrency for the people. It allows them to take power back from corporations on something important and gives you the power to monetize.

Cryptocurrency, in general, has the potential to empower the people by keeping control out of the hands of government and corporations.

We recognize there have been doubts, and that crypto is simply part of an ‘elite‘ plan, but ultimately, we need a change in how we deal in currency, and this has the makings of it. There are both positive and negative tones coming out of this hearing, and that’s to be expected.

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8 Incredible Reasons Witch Hazel Should Be Added To Your Medicine Cabinet

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  • The Facts:

    There are many harmful chemicals lurking in most personal care products. There are enough natural alternatives out there, such as witch hazel that could eliminate your need to use these chemical-containing products at all.

  • Reflect On:

    How important is it for you to limit the number of harmful chemicals that you, your family and the environment are exposed to?

Witch Hazel is an ancient Native American remedy for a wide variety of ailments and people are starting to see why. Generally, in stores, we see witch hazel available in a clear liquid form in a bottle, but prior to that, it starts off as a shrub with yellow flowers.

There are two ways of getting the extract from the witch hazel bark, one as a distillation, this is commonly found in stores and generally has alcohol added to act as a preservative, or as a decoction. Many herbalists agree that the decoction method is superior because it makes a more concentrated version which means higher levels of tannins, which is the component that gives witch hazel its superior astringent properties. The distilled version is more shelf-stable, but just be aware of the alcohol that’s added, as some are sensitive to this.

Witch hazel can typically be used in the place of alcohol for treatment of many different skin irritations. It is recognized worldwide as a natural cleanser and toner, it’s clear that this product is absolutely great for the skin, so what benefits does it provide?

1. Clear Up Acne

A study, which was published in the Journal of Aesthetic and Clinical Dermatology showed that Witch Hazel was one of the most effective acne treatments out of 52 tested products.

This liquid can slow bacterial growth, speed up healing of scabs and reduce inflammation, redness, oil production and even the development of blackheads and whiteheads.

2. Protect From Skin Cancer

A study that was published in Chemical Research in Toxicology found that the polyphenols and tannins found naturally in witch hazel reduced the number of free radicals and stopped the growth of melanoma cells.

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3. Cleanse Hair & Hydrate Dry Scalp

Witch Hazel is a common ingredient in many homemade, all-natural shampoos. It can reduce oil build up on the hair, which could leave your hair clean, shiny and potentially add more volume.

According to this study, witch hazel was able to reduce symptoms of a dry, itchy and irritated scalp.

4. Reduce Degenerative Effects Of The Skin

Because of the anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties of witch hazel, it can help to protect collagen and the skin’s elasticity. This provides a super cheap alternative to many of the expensive wrinkle creams, cleansers and toners out there. Try mixing Witch Hazel with vitamin E oil and some herbs or flowers such as rose or lavender for your very own home-made anti-aging serum.

5. A Useful Addition To Homemade Baby Wipes

If you are someone who is crafty, economical and practical then the idea of homemade baby wipes might be exciting for you. Witch Hazel is a perfectly safe ingredient to use in homemade wipes to wipe your babies bum clean. This is a great alternative to whatever chemicals may be lurking in those store-bought wipes. Making your own is also much better for the environment as homemade wipes don’t come packed in plastic.

6. Heal Stretch Marks?

Some claim that a witch hazel spray applied directly onto stretch marks once a day can help to eliminate the appearance of stretch marks. It’s so simple so at least it’s worth a try, considering it assists with inflammation and scarring this only makes sense.

7. Itch Remedy

Witch Hazel can be an excellent remedy for anything from bug bites, to eczema to chickenpox and poison ivy. You can put some in a spray bottle and add a few drops of lavender essential oil and find relief next time you or your children have an itch that scratching won’t help.

8. Heal Mouth Sores & Freshen Breath

Canker sores, bit lip or cheek? Simply swish some witch hazel around your mouth to help reduce irritation. This is also a great natural mouthwash that can help freshen breath. You can add a drop or peppermint essential oil for a more powerful fresh feeling, just be careful not to swallow.

All Natural Products, All The Way

With so many all-natural alternatives to our everyday products, one might begin to wonder why we even use mainstream store-bought products that are laden with chemicals and preservatives in the first place? It seems that the plant kingdom has a remedy for almost anything that ails us; it’s just that a lot of this knowledge has been lost and unfortunately it’s not a focal point for most manufacturers. Aside from countless recipes for natural homemade personal care and cleaning products online, some retailers are starting to understand our desire to eliminate chemicals from our lives and offer many alternatives, which are generally found at health food stores.

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Study Reveals Popular Vaccine “May Kill More Children From Other Causes Than It Saves”

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  • The Facts:

    Multiple studies have shown and emphasized that the DTP vaccine may actually kill more children than it protects from DTP. This is one of the latest to show it, known as the Mogensen study.

  • Reflect On:

    Reflect on the fact that this information is never really brought up within the mainstream medical community. All it takes is one CDC study to "debunk" several studies that show opposite results. What's really going on here? Is our health a priority?

There are numerous vaccine safety issues. It can boggle your mind how health authorities and pharmaceutical companies can deem them to be completely safe, necessary, and responsible for saving millions of lives. When people hear this, they usually just believe it without ever looking into it and doing their research, and don’t realize they are only presented with one side of the story. If you have 100 studies raising an issue with a vaccine, all it takes is one study from the CDC to say it’s safe, and that’s the research medical associations dish out to doctors as well as medical schools. After all, the pharmaceutical companies are the ones paying for the whole shebang; what they say, goes.

“The case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue.” – Richard Horton, current Editor-in-chief of The Lancet 

Heavy Metals

One example would be the vaccine ingredients themselves. Heavy metals, like aluminum and mercury, have been added to vaccines for approximately 100 years without any appropriate safety testing. Numerous studies point this out.  You can access some of those studies and see some examples here.

Fast forward to 2017: researchers have now identified, in animal models, that the aluminum from a vaccine does not exit the body like aluminum from, let’s say, our food; it actually stays in the body, travels to distant organs and eventually ends up in the brain. Not only that, researchers also found some of the highest brain aluminum content ever measured in autopsies of the brains of people who were autistic.

You can read more about that and access those studies in the articles linked below:

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Study Shows Where ‘Almost 100 Percent of Aluminum From Vaccines Could Go Inside A Baby’s Body’

‘Some of the Highest Values For Brain Aluminum Content Ever Measured’ Found In People With Autism

It is simply no longer possible to believe…or to rely on the judgement of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine. –  Dr. Marcia Angell

Questioning Vaccine Safety Is Suppressed

With all of these issues, why is there such a harsh reaction to questioning vaccine safety? Why can’t a doctor or professor keep their job if they question vaccine safety? Isn’t science about openly questioning? The day we stop questioning, when there are clearly multiple concerns and questions to be asked and addressed, is the day we abandon the possibility of doing real science.

“The medical profession is being bought by the pharmaceutical industry, not only in terms of the practice of medicine, but also in terms of teaching and research. The academic institutions of this country are allowing themselves to be the paid agents of the pharmaceutical industry. I think it’s disgraceful.”  – Arnold Seymour Relman (1923-2014), Harvard professor of medicine and former Editor in Chief of The New England Medical Journal (source)

The issue here is, vaccines are marketed as completely safe, and anybody who questions vaccines is made out to look crazy, dumb, or unscientific. This couldn’t’ be further from the truth, and there are a number of valid reasons why parents should not be forced to vaccinate their child. 

The DTP Vaccine

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has long been a vocal critic of the lack of scientifically-based vaccine testing:

The public in both poor and rich countries has a right to scientifically-based evidence that international vaccine programs are as safe as possible and that they have been thoroughly safety-tested.  The best metrics for measuring safety are studies comparing health outcomes of vaccinated versus unvaccinated cohorts.  Yet, both the CDC and the WHO have aggressively discouraged the pursuit of such studies. – RFK Jr.

He wrote an article that goes into more detail about the DTP vaccine, it’s history, and what the current research suggests. It is becoming difficult to avoid the conclusion that the DTP vaccine is causing more harm than good.

Study Finds Higher Mortality In Infants Who Received The DTP Vaccine Compared To Those Who Didn’t

In the video below, I go into more detail about the DTP vaccine. HERE is the study I reference in the video.

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