By Jon Rappoport
There are 50 countries in the US. They’re called states.
All right, that’s an exaggeration. They are states. But they could be countries.
If you don’t think so, consider the 2015 state budget of tiny Rhode Island: $8.9 billion. The 2016 budget for the nation of Somalia was $216 million.
The 10th Amendment to the US Constitution reads: “The powers not delegated to the United States [government] by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
The 11th Amendment reads: “The Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by Citizens of another State, or by Citizens or Subjects of any Foreign State.”
If you combine these two Amendments, you begin to see the considerable powers granted to the states.
Of course, now, relatively few people care about these powers. They should, but they don’t. […]
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“Badges? We don’t need no stinking badges.” (Blazing Saddles, 1974)Free speech? We don’t need no stinking free speech.
In the wake of the economic and political censorship imposed on Infowars and Natural News (Google’s delisting of Natural News has now been lifted), it’s become apparent that free speech is passe. Why did we ever need it? Let’s get rid of that illusion.
Let’s embrace, instead, the consensus of virtue-signaling heroes.
If something is offensive, rub it out.
In Alex Jones’ case, a large company that places ads, adroll, decided to drop Jones’ site, Infowars, as a client. The decision still stands. The loss of revenue for Infowars is estimated at $3 million.
Here are the top 12 reasons for eliminating free speech.
ONE: “I’m triggered by what you just said. Stop talking.”
TWO: People who say certain things could give other people the wrong ideas. […]
Read the rest of the reasons at the Source: Mike Adams, Alex Jones, and the war against the 1st Amendment « Jon Rappoport’s Blog
Gentian, one of the “bitter” herbs, has been used by herbalists for over 2,000 years to help stimulate liver function. It was named as a tribute to Gentius, an Illyrian king who was believed to have discovered that the herb had tonic properties. He used the herb for treating wounds and as a natural antidote for various types of poisons. Traditional folk healers believed that gentian root could improve the digestive process by stimulating the flow of saliva, bile, and stomach acids if you took the herb before your meal. During the Middle Ages, it was used as an antidote to certain poisons.
Today, it is used specifically to protect the liver, stimulate its function, help regenerate its cells, and increase the flow of bile. It is also known to inhibit the development of viruses that affect the liver. This should come as no surprise for herbalists, as gentian has been used for centuries to stimulate appetite, improve overall digestion, and treat a host of gastrointestinal issues such as diarrhea, heartburn, stomach aches, and vomiting.
Gentian is also helpful in improving the overall health of the kidneys. It helps with the detoxification process by aiding in the elimination of harmful substances from the body. The root itself also has antiseptic properties which help with the removal of harmful microorganisms that can be found in the digestive system. In fact, the herb has even been used to help eliminate parasitic worms in the intestines. […]
Read the entire article at the Source: The Natural Health Benefits of Gentian Root – Good Witches Homestead
by Horse and Hound
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“There’s about 700 donkeys coming here to wait to die. There’s no food, there’s no water…”
The ‘horrific’ conditions facing donkeys in markets in Tanzania have been highlighted by welfare groups.
The Donkey Sanctuary’s Alex Mayers and Thomas Kahema, founder of The Tanzanian Animal Welfare Society, recently visited a donkey market in Tanzania believed to be serving the skin trade.
Read the entire article at the Source: ‘Skin Trade’ Donkeys ‘Waiting to Die’ at ‘Horrific’ Markets | Straight from the Horse’s Heart