Trump refuses to blame Putin for election meddling; U.S. lawmakers call Trump weak, cowardly – Japan Today

Trump’s handling of a joint news conference in Helsinki stirred a wave of condemnation in the United States, where the White House has struggled for months to dispel a suggestion that Trump was unwilling to stand up to Putin.

His performance was denounced as “treasonous” by a former CIA chief and U.S. Senator John McCain called meeting with Putin a “tragic mistake,” although some other Republicans were more cautious.

In one response, the Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, a Trump nominee approved by Congress, said in a statement, “We have been clear in our assessments of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and their ongoing, pervasive efforts to undermine our democracy, and we will continue to provide unvarnished and objective intelligence in support of our national security.”

via Trump refuses to blame Putin for election meddling; U.S. lawmakers call Trump weak, cowardly – Japan Today

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As World Busts Heat Records, Study Warns Global Warming Could Be Twice as Bad Climate Models Project

Study co-author Katrin Meissner of University of New South Wales, Australia remarked that “while climate model projections seem to be trustworthy when considering relatively small changes over the next decades, it is worrisome that these models likely underestimate climate change under higher emission scenarios, such as a ‘business as usual’ scenario, and especially over longer time scales.”

A team of 59 researchers from 17 countries assessed previous warm periods over the past 3.5 million years and found that during each of the three intervals analyzed, the rate of warming was much slower compared with the changes seen today—which are driven by burning fossil fuels that release heat-trapping greenhouse gases. As Meissner put it, “In terms of rate of change, we are in uncharted waters.”

via Common Dreams As World Busts Heat Records, Study Warns Global Warming Could Be Twice as Bad Climate Models Project

Jury Nullifies Georgia Weed Law, Finds Man Not Guilty Despite Admittedly Growing Marijuana

Laurens County, GA – Javonnie Mondrea McCoy is a medical marijuana patient in a state where the plant is still illegal and was recently in court facing charges of possession and manufacturing. McCoy grew cannabis for his own personal consumption to treat severe headaches and other pain that he has suffered since he spent two weeks in a coma in 2003 after being severely beaten.

Instead of attempting to fight the case on the grounds that the evidence against him was wrong, McCoy instead argued that the laws were wrong. He was honest about his experience and his medical use of cannabis during the trial, and the jury acquitted his case, despite the evidence against him.

McCoy’s lawyer, Catherine Bernard, said that McCoy is not the type of person who belongs behind bars.

“The jury appreciated his honesty throughout the case—including testimony at trial and statements to police—and recognized that a good, hardworking man living a quiet life and not bothering anyone didn’t deserve a felony conviction for his actions,” Bernard said.

This is just the most recent case of a jury nullification victory for cannabis users, but this strategy is becoming increasingly popular.

For those who do not know, jury nullification is basically the right for any juror to not only judge the facts of the case but to also actually judge the validity of the law itself. This means that if a jury feels that a defendant is facing an unjust charge, they actually have the right to rule in the defendant’s favor, even if they are technically guilty under the court’s standards.

via free thought project Jury Nullifies Georgia Weed Law, Finds Man Not Guilty Despite Admittedly Growing Marijuana

China’s Botanical Medicine. The Reality of Natural Medicine. China’s Traditional Herbology

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Modern conventional medicine has increasingly become a culture of scientific and historical denialism. Although portending to be an objective discipline of consistent progress, the medical establishment more often than not denies the insights, discoveries, medical systems and methodologies of the distant past and non-Western cultures. Rather, Western medicine is racing more rapidly towards a retro-future with a blind faith in the promises of new engineered, synthetic drugs. Sadly, this pursuit is misconstrued as synonymous with important medical breakthroughs and the evolution of scientific medicine in general. Yet as the statistics show, modern medicine is on a collision course with itself. This is most evident in the increasing failures conventional medicine faces in fighting life-threatening diseases and the annual increases in iatrogenic injuries and deaths.

Upon graduation, every new physician repeats

“I will not give a lethal drug to anyone if I am asked, nor will I advise such a plan.”

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Reactivity and forgiveness

Trinity Esoterics | Daily Message ~ Monday July 16, 2018

As people become more uncomfortable, it is very common for them to become reactive. You are currently in a period where many people will be feeling challenged, and will be likelier to act out due to their frustration and discomfort.

It is never fun to have another take things out on you. It is important to remember that their behaviour is simply a demonstration of how uncomfortable they are. Can you remember a time when you took things out on another because you were deeply uncomfortable? Did you appreciate it when you were forgiven? Can you give that same grace to another?

You are all walking through this together. Some of you are just learning how to deal with energetic intensity. Others have more experience with how to navigate these times. Be kind to each other. Forgive easily. Do your best and if you get reactive apologize. Always find your way back to love, Dear Ones, for that is the stabilizer you all seek. ~Archangel Gabriel through Shelley Young

via Trinity Esoterics | Daily Message ~ Monday July 16, 2018

FDA Recalls Blood Pressure Drugs Due To Cancer Risks

The FDA issued a voluntary recall of a number of drugs that are used to help control blood pressure. The drugs contain an active ingredient called valsartan, which contains an impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), that’s now been linked to cancer. NDMA is considered a “probable carcinogen.”

Not all NDMA products are being pulled from shelves, however, it seems the determining factor is the amount of NDMA contained

via prepforthat FDA Recalls Blood Pressure Drugs Due To Cancer Risks

Ancient Creation Stories Compared; Meaning And Function, Creation Story List From All Around The World, Six Different Creation Themes, Nothingness, Chaos, Parent, Over 100 Creation Stories To Enjoy, Consciousness As Most Powerful Creative Force In Universe? | A Green Road Journal

What is the most powerful force in the universe?

What do science, ancient human indigenous cultures, spirituality and all religions agree on in terms of creation, the creation story and where we all come from originally?

via Ancient Creation Stories Compared; Meaning And Function, Creation Story List From All Around The World, Six Different Creation Themes, Nothingness, Chaos, Parent, Over 100 Creation Stories To Enjoy, Consciousness As Most Powerful Creative Force In Universe? | A Green Road Journal

We Sail the Highest Seas | Heavenletters

Beloved, messages are sent out around the clock. That is, I send out messages on many frequencies out of the realm of time. Nevertheless, I am well-known for the depth of My Silence. You and I are One engaged in rapport. We also simply hold hands for the joy of it. We abound in friendship and exhilaration as the Sun meets the day. We love to engage in Oneness. We are inevitably One. As One, We hail from the same country of origin. Isn’t this beautiful! Who could have thought of such an idea and live it!

Let’s look deeper at this. It is no small thing to be a human Being on Earth, nor is it a small thing to be a God. That I exist and you as One exist within Me – this is no small potatoes. I give you good passage. I offer you hopscotch across the Earth or a dance across the Earth with Me by your side and you by My side to Our One Heart’s content. Our existence isn’t about a bicycle built for two. We are about Oneness rising by One Heart. We have one ticket always good for Infinity. There is no such thing as a shortage. Infinity is ongoing. Hop on! Come away with Me.

Feel My hand on your heart. Feel My hand! Feel Beautiful Oneness as it steadies and balances itself. Whether Oneness sits on the surface of Earth or Oneness jumps over the Moon – One tremulous Heart beats and never runs out.

If you want to know what forever means, this is it! We continue as One forever and ever. You don’t have to put a period at the end of this sentence which is as ongoing as Oneness. There is no tearing us apart. Oneness is Oneness. Oneness doesn’t get patched up. We are already established in Oneness. Yet in the world, there is a consideration given to an impression of something thought of as otherness.

via We Sail the Highest Seas | Heavenletters

In Town With Little Water, Coca-Cola Is Everywhere. So Is Diabetes. – The New York Times

Many Tzotzil believe carbonated soda has the power to heal the sick. Mikaela Ruiz, 41, a local resident, recalls how soda helped cure her infant daughter, who was weak from vomiting and diarrhea. The ceremony was performed by her diabetic mother, a traditional healer who has performed the soda ceremonies for more than 40 years.

But, for many in San Cristóbal, the ubiquity of cheap Coca-Cola — and the diabetes that stalks nearly every household — simply compounds their anger toward the soft drink company.

Local health advocates say aggressive marketing campaigns by Coke and Pepsi that started in the 1960s helped embed sugary soft drinks into local religious practices, which blend Catholicism with Maya rituals. For decades, the companies produced billboards in local languages, often using models in traditional Tzotzil garb.

via In Town With Little Water, Coca-Cola Is Everywhere. So Is Diabetes. – The New York Times

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