Aug 07

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“I salute you. I am your friend. There is nothing I can give you which you have not got; but there is much, very much, that, while I cannot give it, you can take.

No Heaven can come to us unless our hearts find rest in today. TAKE HEAVEN! No peace lies in the future, which is not hidden in this present little instant. TAKE PEACE! The gloom of the world is but a shadow. Behind it, yet within our reach, is JOY. There is radiance and glory in the darkness, could we but see – and, to see, we have only to look. I beseech you to LOOK.

Life is so generous a giver, but we, judging its gifts by their covering, cast them away as ugly, or heavy, or hard. Remove the covering and you will find beneath it a living splendour, woven by love, by wisdom, with power.

Welcome it, clasp it, and you touch the Angel’s hand that brings it to you. Everything we call a trial or sorrow or duty, believe me, that Angel’s hand is there; the gift is there, and the wonder of an overshadowing presence. Our joys, too…be not content with them as joys. They, too, conceal diviner gifts.

Life is so full of meaning and purpose, so full of beauty, beneath its covering, that you will find earth but cloaks your heaven.

Courage then to claim it, that is all! But courage you have; and the knowledge that we are pilgrims together, wending through unknown country, home.

And so I greet you. Not quite as the world sends greetings, but with profound esteem and with prayer that for you, now and forever, the day breaks and the shadows flee away…”

- Fra Giovanni Giocondo

Fra Giovanni Giocondo (c.1435–1515) was a Renaissance pioneer, accomplished as an architect, engineer, antiquary, archaeologist, classical scholar, and Franciscan friar.  Today we remember him most for his reassuring letter to Countess Allagia Aldobrandeschi on Christmas Eve, 1513.

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Jul 14

… explained in these two books worth your time.

Hippocrates LifeForce

@Amazon.com: Hippocrates LifeForce Price: $10.38

Healthy at 100: The Scientifically Proven Secrets of the World's Healthiest and Longest-Lived Peoples

You can get this book for as low as $4 ($0.01 + $3.99 for shipping).

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Jul 06

Artemisia annua also happens to be one of the most important herbs to cure Lyme disease and malaria.


Artemisia-Annua-Amazing Herb Kills 98 Percent Of Cancer Cells In Just 16 Hours

- Amazing Herb Kills 98% Of Cancer Cells In Just 16 Hours (Living Traditionally, Jan 24, 2014):

Taking in consideration it is one of the deadliest diseases, scientists constantly try to find a cure and finally put and end to cancer. This herb is one of those cures and it can kill up to 98% of cancer cells in just 16 hours.
Namely, according to the researches published in “Life Science”, artemisinin, a “Sweet wormwood” or “Artemisia Annua” derivative, was used in Chinese medicine and it can kill 98% of lung cancer cells in less than 16 hours.

“In general, our results show that artemisinin stops ‘E2F1′ transcription factor and intervenes in destruction of lung cancer cells, meaning it presents a transcription way according to which artemisinin controls reproductive cancer cell growth”

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Jul 01

Refreshing!


Food for thought
Food for thought: Todmorden resident Estelle Brown, a former interior designer, with a basket of home-grown veg

- Carrots in the car park. Radishes on the roundabout. The deliciously eccentric story of the town growing ALL its own veg (Daily Mail, Dec 10, 2011):

Admittedly, it sounds like the most foolhardy of criminal capers, and one of the cheekiest, too.

Outside the police station in the small Victorian mill town of Todmorden, West Yorkshire, there are three large raised flower beds.

If you’d visited a few months ago, you’d have found them overflowing with curly kale, carrot plants, lettuces, spring onions — all manner of vegetables and salad leaves.

Today the beds are bare. Why? Because people have been wandering up to the police station forecourt in broad daylight and digging up the vegetables. And what are the cops doing about this brazen theft from right under their noses?
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May 11

- Farming on a Rooftop (National Geographic):

In New York City, farming on a rooftop is not just an idea. Brooklyn Grange farms more than two and a half acres of rooftops in Brooklyn and Queens, and then sells what it produces to New Yorkers. A special soil mixture is used to minimize weight on the roofs and allow rapid drainage during heavy downpours. The farmed rooftops also house chickens and an apiary.

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Apr 30

- Bayern tritt europäischem Netz gentechnikfreier Regionen bei (Top Agrar, April 24, 2014)


Dr. Marcel Huber
Bavarian Environment Minister Dr. Marcel Huber

- Bavaria Signs Agreement to Go GMO Free (Sustainable Pulse, April 28, 2014):

Germany’s Bavaria region has become the 62nd GMO Free farming area in Europe. The Munich-based Bavarian Environment Minister Dr. Marcel Huber, signed the GMO Free agreement in Brussels, with the President of the European GMO Free network, Maura Malaspina, the Environment Minister for the Marche region of Italy.

Bavaria Joins European Network Of GMO Free Regions

Source: www.topagrar.com

Bavaria is the 62nd member of the network, which includes regions from nine EU Member States, including 18 regions of France, 13 regions from Italy and all the states of Austria. Continue reading »

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Jan 28

Beautiful garden!

Video is in Swiss-German.

The garden is located 1000 meters above sea level.

He uses raised beds to harvest several times a year.

He uses a ‘Pendelhacke’ (pendulum garden hoe) with a copper alloy (bronze, copper) according to Viktor Schauberger:

@Amazon.de:

Pendelhacke

- Pendelhacke “HYDRA” Kupfer Bronze Gartenwerkzeug nach Viktor Schauberger PKS Hochwertig, langlebig, ästhetisch, funktional

Here is a spade made from copper:

- Edles Gartenwerkzeug: Spaten Orion aus massiver Kupferlegierung nach Viktor Schauberger, PKS, gebogener, unbehandelter Stiel aus haltbarem Eschenholz, 118 cm lang, lange Lebensdauer, für gesunden Boden

Books about and from Viktor Schauberger:

- The Water Wizard: The Extraordinary Properties of Natural Water

- Nature as Teacher: New Principles in the Working of Nature (Ecotechnology)

- Hidden Nature: The Startling Insights of Viktor Schauberger

- Living Water: Viktor Schauberger and the Secrets of Natural Energy



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Jan 23


Giant rats put noses to work on Mozambique’s landmines

- Giant rats put noses to work on Mozambique’s landmines (Guardian, jan 22, 2014):

Landmine-detecting rats weigh as much as a domestic cat and are light enough to cross terrain without triggering explosives

A small army of landmine-detecting rats is to be redeployed in Mozambique in a push to meet a deadline to have the country declared free of mines this year.

Belgian non-governmental organisation Apopo trains African giant pouched rats to sniff out the explosives in landmines by conditioning them to associate the scent with rewards of food.

The rodents, which weigh about as much as a small domestic cat, are light enough to move over terrain without setting off the mines. They are followed by a team of mine-removal experts with metal detectors.

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Dec 21

FYI.



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I have always wanted to test a radiant energy motor. This little motor is the beginning of my research in that direction. In the near future I will be making larger more powerful motors. The precision required will probably require my 3D printer. Stay tuned for future updates.
Links to books and website: http://laserhacker.com/?p=332
Video correction: The 2000+ watt device was built by Jules Guillot.

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Dec 14

Damon Baehrel

- Meet The Restaurant With The Five-Year Waiting List (ZeroHedge, Dec 14, 2013):

It’s not Spago, nor Per Se. It isn’t located on Rodeo Drive or in Columbus Circle. The restaurant with the longest waiting list, five-years to be precise, is a small, nondescript, 12-table basement located in Earlton, N.Y., named simply enough Damon Baehrel after its owner and chef. Its guests come from 48 countries and include such celebrities as Jerry Seinfeld, Martha Stewart and Barack Obama himself. However what makes Baehrel’s restaurant the most exclusive restaurant in the world is not the decor, nor the patrons, some who fly overnight from Manhattan to pay $255 for dinner (before wine and tip), nor the hype (although all the advertising is through word-of-mouth), but the food, which is all cultivated, grown, prepared, cooked and served from and on the property, and where Baehrel is literally the only employee. “I’m the chef, the waiter, the grower, the forager, the gardener, the cheesemaker, the cured-meat maker, and, as I will explain, everything comes from this 12-acre property.” Continue reading »

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Aug 10

- Farmers in the Philippines Storm and Destroyed Field Tests of Monsanto’s GM Golden Rice (Natural Revolution, Aug 9, 2013):

More than 400 farmers coming from all over Bicol stormed the ongoing field testing of Golden Rice at the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Unit No. 5 at Pili, Camarines Sur.

Farmers uprooted the genetically modified rice in order to stop the planned commercialization of Golden Rice.

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Jul 30


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Related info:

- Amazing Story Of 70 Year Old Woman Finds The Fountain Of Youth – Ageless Woman Annette Larkins Interview (Video)

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Jun 15

Doug Tompkins is the Founder of Esprit and The North Face.

He left the business world behind to ‘create’ Laguna Blanca.



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Organic Farming in Entre Ríos Province, Argentina

- Douglas Tompkins: ‘There Is No Sustainable Business.’ (New York Times, Feb. 25, 2013):

BARCELONA — Sustainable entrepreneurship — a buzzword in an increasingly eco-conscious business world — is often described as a balance between profit and environmental impact.

It’s a subject that Douglas Tompkins seems to have thought a lot about. He founded Esprit and The North Face, two of America’s most iconic clothing and fashion brands, only to quit the business world to become a staunch conservationalist, environmentalist and critic.

“Remove ‘sustainable’ from your dictionary, there is no sustainable business. Only biological sustainability counts,” he told a room full of business students at the IESE business school Doing Great and Doing Good conference on responsible business. (Disclosure: I moderated a panel at the same conference).

“Economic activity has impact and we are just now doing a better job of measuring what those impacts are,” said Mr. Tompkins in an interview.

A strict conservationalist, he rejects the idea that big business can reform itself and thinks the answer lies outside what he calls the “techno-industrial culture.” He thinks measuring biodiversity is a yardstick for how society is doing.

“Healthy biodiversity is at the base of everything,” he said, with species extinction being the ultimate catastrophe. “We’ll be living on a sand heap with a Norwegian rat and a few cockroaches at the end.”

Despite having co-founded ESPRIT, the multinational clothing giant, and The North Face, the maker of outdoor equipment, in the 1960s and having earned millions of the sale of the former, Mr. Tompkins is critical of business’s paradigms.

“We have an economy that’s based on growth without limits,” he said. “How is that possible?”

“To grow and grow and grow without limits is out of the question,” he said.

Even the companies that he is famous for launching do not escape his disapproval.

“My two companies are two monsters now,” he said.

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May 29

Don’t miss:

- Seeds Of Death: Unveiling The Lies Of GMO’s (Full Documentary)


- Hungary torches 500 hectares of GM corn to eradicate GMOs from food supply (Natural News, May 29, 2013):

When it comes to protecting the public from GMOs, Hungary knows how to get the job done: set fire to the fields growing GM corn!

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Mar 30

- Former MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan quits TV to run organic hydroponic farm (The Raw Story, March 20, 2013):

Former MSNBC host and author of the book Greedy Bastards Dylan Ratigan has announced that after leaving his show in June of 2012, he has re-launched his life as an organic, hydroponic farmer. In an open letter on his website DylanRatigan.com, Ratigan proclaimed that his life changed direction when he found himself burnt out by “hollow political debates” and “in search of meaning and purpose in my work and life.”

Ratigan said that it was meeting a Marine combat veteran war protester and his wife who appeared on “The Dylan Ratigan Show” in June that inspired him. The couple explained to him a technique for hydroponic farming that reportedly  uses 90 percent less water than a conventional farm, but produces three times as much food.

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Mar 12

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Dec 09

16 Year Old Builds Tiny Home To Guarantee Mortgage-Free Future

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Teen Tiny House Builder Austin Hay Finishes Dorm On Wheels


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Nov 23

A MUST-SEE!!! (Download the video before it disappears!)



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100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross is at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. In the mirror he saw a 310lb man whose gut was bigger than a beach ball and a path laid out before him that wouldn’t end well- with one foot already in the grave, the other wasn’t far behind. FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD is an inspiring film that chronicles Joe’s personal mission to regain his health. With doctors and conventional medicines unable to help long-term, Joe turns to the only option left, the body’s ability to heal itself. He trades in the junk food and hits the road with juicer and generator in tow, vowing only to drink fresh fruit and vegetable juice for the next 60 days. Across 3,000 miles Joe has one goal in mind: To get off his pills and achieve a balanced lifestyle. While talking to more than 500 Americans about food, health and longevity, it’s at a truck stop in Arizona where Joe meets a truck driver who suffers from the same rare condition. Phil Staples is morbidly obese weighing in at 429 lbs; a cheeseburger away from a heart-attack. As Joe is recovering his health, Phil begins his own epic journey to get well. What emerges is nothing short of amazing – an inspiring tale of healing and human connection. Part road trip, part self-help manifesto, FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD defies the traditional documentary format to present an unconventional and uplifting story of two men from different worlds who each realize that the only person who can save them is themselves.

You need a slow juicer to get all the benefits from juicing! (Normal juicers destroy all enzymes and heat sensitive vitamins.)

- The Hurom Juicer Is The Best Juicer Out There … And Easily Beats The Green Star Juicer (Video)

- Jupiter ‘Juicepresso’ Entsafter – Jupiter ‘Juicepresso’ Juicer

As you can see in ‘Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead’ juicing is the secret of longevity and perfect health (or at least one of the most important ones).

Don’t miss:

- Amazing Story Of 70 Year Old Woman Finds The Fountain Of Youth – Ageless Woman Annette Larkins Interview (Video)

The health benefits of juicing are not only about enzymes, vitamins and nutrients, but are also about ‘distilled liquids’!

More info on distilled liquids: Continue reading »

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Nov 18

WATCH Deepika’s winning presentation …

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- Girl, 14, is America’s Top Young Scientist: Her Solar-Powered Jug Cleans Water (GoodNewsNetwork, Oct 22, 2012):

A 14-year-old New York student was named “America’s Top Young Scientist” for inventing a solar-powered water jug that changes dirty water into purified drinking water. Deepika Kurup not only surpassed 9 finalists with her science and math skills to win $25,000 from Discovery Education and 3M, she persuaded the judges with a dynamic five-minute LIVE presentation about the plight of a billion poor people who have no access to clean drinking water.

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Nov 16

- Pioneering self-contained ‘smart village’ offers world model for rural poverty relief (EurekAlert, July 16, 2012):

California innovation experts counseling Malaysia’s development drive

An innovative, high-tech “smart village” built in Malaysia provides a potential global template for addressing rural poverty in a sustainable environment, say international experts meeting in California’s Silicon Valley.

Rimbunan Kaseh, a model community built north-east of Kuala Lumpur, consists of 100 affordable homes, high-tech educational, training and recreational facilities, and a creative, closed-loop agricultural system designed to provide both food and supplementary income for villagers.

Malaysian Dato’ Tan Say Jim detailed the project Monday at a special meeting in San Jose of the Global Science and Innovation Advisory Council (GSIAC) — a unique assembly of all-star international and Malaysian experts and leaders created to guide sustainable Malaysian development.

The “smart village,” located on 12 hectares in the Malaysian state of Pahang, includes a four-level aquaculture system whereby water cascades through a series of tanks to raise, first, fish sensitive to water quality, then tilapia (“the world’s answer to affordable protein,” says Mr. Tan), then guppies and finally algae. The latter two products are used to feed the larger fish.

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