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If You Don’t Know Why A Plant-Based Diet Is Better For Your Health & The Planet, This Short Video Explains It

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When it comes to diet, we all know that there is SO MUCH CONFLICTING INFORMATION OUT THERE as to what it really means to be healthy and what you should do to be healthy. Especially in the realm of plant-based eating, there is no shortage of confliction, and many are left very confused as to whether or not they can get the adequate vitamins, minerals, protein and nutrients from a plant-based diet alone. Even though many swear by it, and we have some amazing examples of very strong, healthy and vibrant vegans, there are still many skeptics out there who insist that animal products are an essential factor to maintain good health.

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If there is one thing we can all agree on, however, at least after doing just a little bit of research is that a plant-based diet is way better for the environment, in so many ways. The following video does an excellent job of summarizing the benefits that come from adopting a plant-based diet for the environment and yourself.

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Obviously, I don’t want to tell anyone what to do. I’m not at liberty to do so, but at least the video can offer you something to consider. Even if you don’t believe that a plant-based diet is healthier for you, that’s okay. You can still see some of the benefits of consuming much less animal products. Even just changing what you eat in one day will have a significant impact over time. If everyone in the world cut out animal products for just one week, can you imagine the impact that would have on the environment and how many lives would be saved?

Frequently Asked Questions

One question that I often hear from people who are skeptical about giving up meat is, “If we stopped eating animals what would happen to all of them? We would have way too many cows, pigs, chickens, etc.” The answer to this is that we wouldn’t because right now, they aren’t reproducing naturally; they are being mass-produced for the sole purpose of consumption. If we stopped eating so many animals, they would no longer be bred and this wouldn’t be an issue.

There is a debate as to whether or not buying ethically raised, or “sustainable” meat and animal products and whether or not this makes a difference. If everyone just up and decided to switch over to grass fed, pasture-raised, organic meat and animal products, then there simply wouldn’t be enough, and it would not be sustainable. So, unfortunately this isn’t a solution. But, if everyone were to drastically reduce their consumption of these products, then this just might work.

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Sure, humans evolved eating meat. This is one of the most commonly used arguments in regard to our diet. But, it is important to consider that the meat that humans evolved eating was hunted, and every single piece of the animal was used. Also, an animal that is being hunted in the wild has a free life and a fair chance to get away. Really, this is the only way consuming animals stacks up against the argument that we are at the top of the food chain and that other animals eat animals as well, so why shouldn’t we?

If you consider yourself an environmentally conscious person, and you care about the future of our planet, then this is the single most important step you can take to reduce your impact. Reduce your intake of meat and animal products. It is so simple and so effective. There are tons of resources available online, and many delicious recipes. Vegan and plant-based restaurants are popping up everywhere, and in all honesty, it’s not hard! you just have to go for it and give it a try.

Have you recently given up meat or began to cut back your consumption? Was/is it difficult for you? Share your story with us in the comments!

Related CE Articles:

Disturbing Aerial Photos Show What Killing Billions of Animals For Meat Is Doing To The Environment 

Studies Show What Happens To Your Heart When You Go Vegan or Vegetarian

9 Things That Happen When You Stop Eating Meat 

Plant Based Protein vs Protein From Meat. Which One Is Better For Your Body? 

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A Question About Extraterrestrials On Everybody’s Mind: Are They A Threat?

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    This article is brief examination into the question, do extraterrestrials represent some type of threat? Evidence suggests they've been visiting for a long time, if some type of 'invasion' was to happen, would it not have already happened?

  • Reflect On:

    How much does the human race have to discover about itself? Are there aspects of our reality we continue to ignore simply because it conflicts with what we've been made to believe?

The idea, as said by Lord Admiral Hill Norton that “we are being visited and have been visited” by “people” from other planets, solar systems, galaxies and perhaps more is a hypothesis that’s now accepted by millions of people on our planet. I’ve come to this conclusion after studying the UFO phenomenon as well as the extraterrestrial hypothesis for the past 15 years.

Modern day mainstream media coverage has also sparked interest among people who once thought the idea that “UFOs” are real was a  “conspiracy theory,” most notably a New York Times article regarding Dr. Eric Davis earlier this year. Davis is a renowned astrophysicist who worked within the Pentagon UFO program. He, according to the article, gave a classified briefing to a Defense Department Agency about retrievals from “off world vehicles not made on this Earth.” CNN also aired an interesting clip of Ex-Defense official Christopher Mellon mentioning this incident.

There was an interesting leak that dealt with Dr. Davis a couple of years ago that involved Apollo 14’s Dr. Edgar Mitchell, which was confirmed by Mitchell, among others in Dr. Steven Greer’s film, “Unacknowledged.” It’s one of multiple leaks suggesting that, in some high level circles, it’s already known that many of these objects are indeed extraterrestrial, and/or extradimensional in origin.

What’s important to mention is that there are several accounts of supposed retrievals from off world vehicles that have most likely been made over the past several decades. The Davis example spoken about in the New York Times does not seem to be an isolated incident and I’ve come across many supposed incidents over the course of my research. This isn’t surprising given the evidence suggesting that governments have been desperate to capture this type of technology over the years.

A large lack of trust for mainstream media has some people confused and worried that there is the possibility for those who control media to shape our perception of the topic, or at least telling the complete truth about a phenomenon that goes much deeper than the examples and cases that are and will receive coverage in mainstream media, I believe.

How we collectively perceive this phenomenon is important, and there may be some powerful people atop this trail of secrecy who, like with many other topics, attempt to shape our perception of what is and has been going on for a very long time in order to benefit from that perception manipulation in some way.

It’s also interesting to note how there is and has been a long and “official campaign of ridicule and secrecy” (Rear Admiral Roscoe Hillenkoetter, Director of Central Intelligence (1947-50), signed statement to Congress, 22 Aug. 1960) that has surrounded this subject for years, making the idea that these objects represent some sort of fake type of deception by some elite group obsolete. Those who want to legitimize something false as real do not ridicule it and label it a conspiracy theory, they legitimize it using the tremendous resources they have, like mainstream media, at their disposal. This has not been the case for the UFO issue over the years.

Not only are these objects real, but they’ve been spotted, recorded and tracked on radar performing maneuvers no known man made air-craft can perform.

The mainstream has yet to dive into the evidence available which points to the idea that many of these objects are probably extraterrestrial, they seem to be staying away from that confirmation for now, but they have come a long way from ridiculing it which should raise some questions. Why now? Are some groups of people trying to use UFO disclosure in the same way they’ve used the “war on drugs” or the “war on terror?” To benefit off of it in some selfish type of way? These are important questions to ask.

Again, having researched this topic for many years I can tell you that there is indeed “abundant evidence that…civilizations have been visiting us for a very long time.” (Dr. Brian O’leary, Ex NASA Astronaut, Princeton Physics Professor)

The phenomenon has huge implications, and as I’ve said in many of my articles it leaves no aspect of humanity untouched. From science, to technology, history, parapsychology and much more – all are affected by the reality of the ET phenomenon. Greater coverage and honesty about the subject will change human consciousness forever, and provide insights into aspects of our reality that we were once not aware of.

If you’re willing to accept that we are being visited, a common question that seems to come next is, are they a threat? Obviously, as of now we don’t really have an answer that everybody would agree with.

It seems the more you dive into the lore of the phenomenon the less you know, but with recent mainstream media UFO disclosure I’ve observed a strong “threat” narrative. This confuses me, given the fact that from the information and incidents that have been declassified and made available to the public, these objects are predominately performing evasive maneuvers to avoid our own air-craft. This has been a common theme, in 1947 General Nathan Twining, who at the time was Chief of Staff for the United States Air Force described them as “evasive” and so did former Canadian Defence Minister Paul Hellyer in 2008. Statements like these corroborate with UFO encounters that have spanned the past several decades and make up the bulk of declassified incidents by multiple governments.

This does not mean those who control these objects are “good” or “bad,” it simply calls into question why they would be perceived as a threat if most of the evidence suggests otherwise.

I’ve come across very little, practically nothing, that hints to the idea that these objects represent a great threat. Perhaps curious, and possibly intrusive may be better words to use, but to imply that there is a threat here seems to be irresponsible. Sure, if you’re looking to get some attention perhaps the only way to do it would be to present the phenomenon as a threat, but I believe we should be presenting things as they are. Some people even believe a false flag alien invasion to be a possibility.

What we have here is a phenomenon worthy of serious study and investigation.

It’s also important to mention that right now with mainstream UFO disclosure, we are getting a wiped down or sanitized version of the phenomenon. There are tens of thousands of cases and sighting reports that can be found within the literature over the past seventy plus years, yet the cases we are receiving from organizations like To The Stars, for example, don’t even represent a fraction of what’s been observed. Again, this makes it easy to generalize and come to false conclusions given the fact that any case released by this organization will be the focal point of attention within the mainstream media.

There’s decent evidence suggesting that these objects have been around for a very long time. From ancient cave paintings to Vedic scriptures, indigenous lore, all the way to military agencies tracking these objects. If there were any sort of threat posed by these objects, or some sort of harmful intentions on a big scale, I feel it would have already manifested by now and we would have already witnessed some type of disturbing event. Maybe I’m wrong?

Furthermore, evidence suggesting that multiple governments have been desperate to capture this type of technology lends to the conclusion that perhaps, in some cases, it’s not that easy for these objects to enter into our atmosphere given the fact that, if spotted or tracked on radar they’ll be subjected to some type of reconnaissance or “take down” mission. This is probably a rare success given the capabilities that these objects have been seen to possess, but it wouldn’t be surprising to me if the protocol was to “shoot first and ask questions after.” (Hellyer, 2008)

Beyond UFOs, Actual Extraterrestrial Encounters

When one goes beyond studying the behaviour of these objects and into stories of actual extraterrestrial encounters, things become a little cloudy. The literature and lore from all places, including modern day abduction accounts, simple contact experiences, indigenous stories and more suggest these beings, or at least some of them, are concerned about us, care about us, and want to see us and all life on our planet thrive. At least that’s one perspective.

For example, the case in Zimbabwe where more than 60 school children witnessed an object as well as beings during recess at their school. This was an interesting case, given the fact that at the time all 60 children drew the exact same pictures while recalling the event, and told the exact same stories. Some of them experienced telepathic messages about Earth’s future and where we will be if we don’t turn our behaviour around.

Another example would be testimony from high ranking military personnel like Colonel Ross Dedrickson providing examples of extraterrestrials deactivating nuclear weapons sent out into space, and the apparent help they provided to the crew of Apollo 13, emphasizing that some of these beings care about the well being of our planet.

The list of friendly tales of extraterrestrial contact is long, and the idea that there are different groups observing us, encouraging us, and warning us of our own behaviour and want to see us turn it around and wake up to seems to be quite common.

This wouldn’t be surprising to me. If we look at all life on our planet there’s one thing all of it has in common, and there is an ability to experience feelings, emotions, altruism, love and empathy, and the desired to be cared for. It’s safe to assume that these characteristics extend beyond life on our planet and into life on other planets as well.

On the other hand, some abduction accounts paint a different picture. Reports of people being held against their will, terrified and subjected to unpleasant procedures like they were some sort of lab specimen doesn’t really sit well with most people. Stories of alien human hybrid programs and the supposed take over of our planet in the works paint a dark picture of some sort of take over agenda. What seems to rub me the wrong way is, again, the evidence suggesting “they’ve” been around longer than we have. If this were to take place I believe it already would have happened, and abduction experiences only account for a portion of this phenomenon. We understand very little about them and the intentions behind them.

What clouds this particular portion of the phenomenon is that some of these abduction experiences may be completely fake given that many are recalled during hypnotic regression. Not to say that this isn’t reliable, it very well could be, but we cannot say for sure and there are a lot of issues with it. Secondly, there are multiple credible sources suggesting that some of these forced”abductions” may in fact be some sort of military/mind control operations and experiments, like Dr. Jacques Valle. In his book, “Forbidden Science 4,” Valle explains how he came in possession documents showing that forced “UFO abductions” were conducted by the CIA as psychological warfare experiments. You can read more about that here.

So are they a threat? I don’t know, if we look at the human race as an example and expand out, there are many “good” humans and “bad” humans on our planet. That is to say, some who cause harm and disrupt harmony, and many who bring harmony and create a more peaceful environment. But, we are destroying our planet, and the way we treat other species and other people needs a lot of work. Love, care, empathy, awareness and a greater understanding of who we are and the relationship we have with all life needs to be stepped up. But our faults do not make us “bad.” You would think an intelligent observer looking down on our planet would perceive us as “bad” given what we do to our planet and how many people die every day unnecessarily. But perhaps they see the “good” side as well, our ability to love, care, be empathetic and many peoples desire to create a human experience where all people thrive. Perhaps we are just playing out a human narrative built on separation, and that a new narrative built on connection is what we are evolving towards.

If another intelligent being was observing us, our planet may actually seem quite scary, violent and unpleasant.

It’s a philosophical question with no clear answer, but as far as some sort of alien invasion or war of the worlds scenario that’s often been portrayed by Hollywood, I deeply feel that’s something we don’t have to worry about, but again, I don’t know.

What I do know is that it’s human nature to explore, ask questions and discover more about ourselves and the nature of reality. At this point in time, many of us have been pushed heavily into a life of school, work, and providing for our families. The human experience doesn’t easily encourage the freedom for all us to simply explore, ponder ask questions and discover, but we are still doing it. Recognizing, examining and exploring “others” who are visiting us seems to be the next step and represents the next “paradigm buster” of our existence.

I feel there is so much about ourselves we have yet to discover. I feel our plant has all the solutions it needs to thrive, but we simply need to do a better job of identifying and solving why these solutions are never implemented. There is a lot of deception on our planet, but there is also a lot of good, and perhaps there is some good out there too?

Human consciousness is rapidly changing, and extraterrestrial contact is one small but large part of this massive shift in human consciousness we are experiencing. Why do we live like we do when we could truly thrive?

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Glenn Greenwald Resigns From The Intercept After They Censor His Content

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  • The Facts:

    The Intercept co-founder Glenn Greenwald has quit after The Intercept's editors censor one of his stories about the Biden Family.

  • Reflect On:

    If your perception is built by mainstream media, do you truly know what is going on in the world if they are often working to hide or censor stories that would dramatically change your perception?

Glenn Greenwald is the instrumental journalist who worked with Edward Snowden to put together his story and release it to the world. At the time working with the Guardian, Glenn eventually left to co-found his own media company, The Intercept, that would not be hindered in reporting on government corruption and the wrong doings of powerful people. Now, he has resigned from The Intercept because they have just censored him.

Many imagine our world is filled with corruption, hear of it sometimes, but often don’t quite see how far it goes because media is complicit in covering it up on behalf of those in power. We are seeing this today with the Hunter Biden laptop situation. Every journalist should be trying to find out what’s going on here. After all, the evidence is pretty incriminating that ‘the big guy’ mentioned in multiple emails and letters connected to the Biden family could very well be Joe Biden, meaning he is taking illegal money from shady deals with foreign interests. Why should people not know about this? Why is the media and social media coordinating to hide all of this information and not properly investigating?

Glenn Greenwald has become increasingly upset at his colleagues in journalism lately, multiple times stating on the Joe Rogan podcast earlier this week that he is shocked at how much they are refusing to cover anything meaningful related to the Hunter Biden laptop story. This is not what journalism is about. It’s not about protecting people, it’s about telling the public the truth so they can make decisions with accurate information and understandings in mind.

Glenn decided to do the reporting himself on the laptop story, but The Intercept, a media organization he co-founded, decided to censor Greenwald in his article titled: ‘THE REAL SCANDAL: U.S. MEDIA USES FALSEHOODS TO DEFEND JOE BIDEN FROM HUNTER’S EMAILS’

In response to being censored, Glenn wrote on his new website:

“I am posting here the most recent draft of my article about Joe and Hunter Biden — the last one seen by Intercept editors before telling me that they refuse to publish it absent major structural changes involving the removal of all sections critical of Joe Biden, leaving only a narrow article critiquing media outlets.”

Glenn’s statements show a very clear intention at The Intercept to protect Joe Biden, and in essence, mislead people. A problem that has long existed in media, and has intensified with a Trump presidency. This doesn’t mean we’re saying journalists should be protecting Trump instead, it means all truth should emerge through a free press. I have often stated that most people are not voting for politicians from a place of knowing what is going on in the world, they are voting for politicians from the standpoint of believing in an illusionary world that does not exist. This goes for both sides of political spectrums based on bias media being consumed. This is why the first step in our mission here at CE is to provide information that helps people “Break The Illusion” that their perception is built on. This way, we can begin seeing something that more closely resembles the truth, and start making sense of the world.

In the article that Glenn intended to have published on the Intercept he writes:

“Publication by the New York Post two weeks ago of emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop, relating to Vice President Joe Biden’s work in Ukraine, and subsequent articles from other outlets concerning the Biden family’s pursuit of business opportunities in China, provoked extraordinary efforts by a de facto union of media outlets, Silicon Valley giants and the intelligence community to suppress these stories.

One outcome is that the Biden campaign concluded, rationally, that there is no need for the front-running presidential candidate to address even the most basic and relevant questions raised by these materials. Rather than condemn Biden for ignoring these questions — the natural instinct of a healthy press when it comes to a presidential election — journalists have instead led the way in concocting excuses to justify his silence.”

As stated by Greenwald, the only article The Intercept published on the recent Hunter Biden laptop story was that the information likely came from a Russian disinformation plot, likely to again pass on the idea that Russia is meddling in the US election. That, instead of just telling the American people the truth, that there is more to this story and that there is no evidence at all that it came from any Russian involvement. Simply, it’s likely that Joe Biden and his family have many skeletons – just like most other politicians.

Greenwald was appalled by the US media vastly claiming this story was a nothing burger, a distraction from Russia and stated:

“Second, the often-repeated claim from news outlets and CIA operatives that the published emails and texts were “Russian disinformation” was, from the start, obviously baseless and reckless. No evidence — literally none — has been presented to suggest involvement by any Russians in the dissemination of these materials, let alone that it was part of some official plot by Moscow. As always, anything is possible — when one does not know for certain what the provenance of materials is, nothing can be ruled out — but in journalism, evidence is required before news outlets can validly start blaming some foreign government for the release of information. And none has ever been presented. Yet the claim that this was “Russian disinformation” was published in countless news outlets, television broadcasts, and the social media accounts of journalists, typically by pointing to the evidence-free claims of ex-CIA officials.”

Greenwald has no current plans for what he will do next or where he will go with his journalism. But his new website will do for now. I imagine it will be easier to see where cards fall after the upcoming US election results are publicized.

A New Kind of Media

It almost begs the question, are we ready as a society to truly create and disseminate journalism that is honest, integral and bi-partisan? Why is it that these types of organizations fail or struggle? How did Intercept fail? Well, they are no longer staying true to their mission. They fell to the pressure of politics and fell into ideology. How many other times did ideology change what they reported or coloured their stories? Yes, it’s almost impossible to have zero bias, but how close can we get to zero?

I look at what has happened here with CE, we struggle to stay funded because we stick to a completely bi-partisan position, and ask deeper questions that explore what about us as humans right now makes the world the way it is, and what can we do to change that. We know our style is ahead of its time in many ways, but it feels right, so we do it. Fact checkers have hit us hard, not because our statements or reporting is false, but because we simply are not ‘allowed’ to say certain things. The exact type of behaviour we are seeing from the Intercept. It’s not that Glenn’s reporting was wrong, it’s that he wasn’t ‘allowed’ to say it.

Just the other day, Julian Walker from the Conspirituality podcast, refused to come on our network and engage in a debate/discussion about some topics he was misrepresenting because he believes I am a ‘conspiracy theorist and ‘flat earther’ and doesn’t want to associate. Where would he get such an idea? I have only ever spoken about flat earth in that I think it’s a practical joke being played on people, so where would this come from? Did this man even do his research? Did he fall for the false fact checking that has damaged our brand? Can we trust his research on his own podcast when he has such false positions like that of what he stated about my character? I don’t know. But I can see the damage that has been done to people who have committed their lives to making the world a better place and reporting on things you’re ‘not allowed’ to talk about.

It has long been my feeling that media, especially alternative media, is going through the stages of maturing. Dropping behind as much bias as possible, dropping the emotional and manipulative tilts, the protection of government and powerful interests, and engaging the BIG questions of who we are, why we are here and where we want to go. Those trailblazing this change are having a tough time right now as the old paradigm dies out, but it’s a change that needs to happen.

I feel what Glenn has done here is inspiring and truly the takeaway here. Times are changing. As much as you might feel a bit down to hear of more censorship, truly look at how these events play as another indication that things are changing and people are making decisive choices in a direction towards freedom – inner and outer. Every even gives us something to look at, reflect upon and take new action from. This is how we learn about who we are from current events.

If you want to hear more from Glenn Greenwald regarding his decision to leave The Intercept, check out the video below.

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Vancouver Council Votes Against Mandatory Mask Mandate: They’re Not Required

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    Vancouver, Canada will not have a required mask policy in civic facilities, and instead will simply recommend that people wear them.

  • Reflect On:

    Should governments recommend what they feel we should do and present the science instead of forcing certain measures on the population that many people and health professionals clearly disagree with?

What Happened: The city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada will not mandate masks inside city buildings and will “strongly encourage” people to wear them instead. This is a bold move as many cities across the globe have mandatory mask measures in place.

The proposal by Counc. Sarah Kirby-Yung, which would have required masks inside city buildings, was opposed by more than a dozen speakers who pleaded with the city council to vote against it.

“Please consider our forefathers fought for our freedom, and if we release that choice, it’s the first step towards a dictatorship,” said one speaker according to City News. “Masks are used as weapons and they have certainly been used as weapons against me and others to silence and marginalize us and it’s not fair.”

According to Coun. Christine Boyle, public health experts encourage wearing masks, but a mandatory policy is not needed.

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