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Money Changer’s Serenade

Money Changer’s Serenade

Oct 1, 2012

What in the world is going on? by Gerald Celente • Only when you follow the story from the start, stay abreast of how it develops, carefully parse the language to unspin the spin, get your information from a wide range of sources and analyze the data for what it is – rather than for what you want it to be – can you hope to arrive at an objective...

The Bubble and Beyond

Fictitious capital, debt deflation and the global crisis by Michael Hudson • This summary of my economic theory traces how industrial capitalism has turned into finance capitalism. The finance, insurance and real estate (FIRE) sector has emerged to create “balance sheet wealth” not by new tangible investment and employment, but financially in the form of...

Eating for beauty

Eating for beauty

Oct 1, 2012

by David “Avocado” Wolfe • The subtle energy of your food becomes your mind. – The Upanishads “You are what you eat” is a cosmic law. That phrase is like a zip file that was attached to our spirit when we were emailed to the planet. It seems strange that I have never met anyone who did not know the phrase “you are what you eat.” From this...

Treating-to-Target

Treating-to-Target

Oct 1, 2012

Aggressive approach may lead to bigger problems DRUG BUST by Alan Cassels • The people’s briefing note on prescription drugs For most people, taking drugs for high blood pressure seems like the right thing to do, but is it? That’s the question I’m asking as I look ever more closely at what the research says about the wisdom of feeding...

GM corn proves deadly for lab rats

The first-ever GM food safety study to test over the entire life span of laboratory rats (two years) was published last month and found serious health impacts from eating Monsanto’s genetically engineered (also called genetically modified or GM) corn NK603, which was approved in Canada in 2001. The peer-reviewed study also tested the impacts of consuming...

Health Canada bans citronella

Health Canada bans citronella

Oct 1, 2012

by John Biggs • For those of you relieved to have found natural products containing citronella that actually work to repel bugs – so you could avoid using Deet – you had better stock up. These products are in the process of being axed by Health Canada. Better yet, do something about it. Call your MP or protest directly to Health Canada or to the Health...

The Trouble With Normal

The Trouble With Normal

Oct 1, 2012

A new take on a Cockburn classic by Geoff Olson • If kvetching was an Olympic category, I’d be up there on the podium wearing a furrowed brow and bronze medal. I can think of at least two friends who would be next to me with the silver and gold. When a group of us get together for lunch to discuss current events, it’s game on. Not only is the glass...

Work, money and miracles

Work, money and miracles

Oct 1, 2012

Law of Divine Compensation by Marianne Williamson • No matter what is happening in our lives, we choose how we wish to think about it. And the greatest gift we give ourselves is often our willingness to change our minds. Despite what might seem to be the saddest and most intractable situation, we have the power to believe that something else is possible, that...

Spirit Bears Are Calling Us

Spirit Bears Are Calling Us

Oct 1, 2012

Spirit Bears Are Calling Us   First Nations historic declaration to ban bear trophy hunt in the Great Bear Rainforest honours the spirit of late Nuxalk Chief Qwatsinas “Raven Spirit” by Adam Siddhartha Sealey When I was 12-years-old and missing my mother after my parents’ recent separation, I witnessed the loss of another mother, this one much more...

Kundalini awakened

An interview with Snatam Kaur by Wendy DeMos • Call it celestial communication, a chantfest, a musical group meditation or just a concert. Whatever you call it, an evening with Snatam Kaur is sure to be heavenly. And with a new band featuring Todd Boston, Ramesh Kannan and Matthew Shoenig, concertgoers will experience a transcendental touch of India,...

Eight reasons to stop the Peace River Dam

Eight reasons to stop the Peace River Dam

Oct 1, 2012

by Reimar Kroecher • Over the last four decades, Site C, the giant hydroelectric dam that BC Hydro plans to build on the Peace River in northern BC, has been rejected by both the BC Utilities Commission and the BC government. Having been seen as too risky and too costly, it is now back on the table. At present, there are already two massive hydroelectric dams...

The fog of money

The fog of money

Oct 1, 2012

by Bruce Sanguin • Is anybody else confused by the mixed messages we get from our financial gurus? Messages like we should buy more in order to keep the economic engine humming. Ok, but isn’t overconsumption killing our planet? One day, I hear we’re in debt up to our eyeballs as consumers and Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney wants to implement policy to...

What’s the ‘fracking’ problem?

What’s the ‘fracking’ problem?

Oct 1, 2012

SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki • At least 38 earthquakes in northeastern BC over the past few years were caused by hydraulic fracturing (commonly called fracking), according to a report by the BC Oil and Gas Commission. Studies have found quakes are common in many places where natural gas extraction process is employed. It’s not unexpected that shooting...