The 5 Most Blatantly Corrupt Industries in the World . . . And What YOU Can Do About It

Corruption is everywhere, but nowhere is it so blatant and so deep-seated as in the 5 following industries: Banking, Energy, Agriculture/Biotech, Media, and Healthcare.

Conspicuously missing from this list, of course, is politics.

The reason that politics was not included is because political corruption is very rarely confined to the political arena. It is almost entirely the result of financial lobby and backing, so I decided to focus on the industries behind the issue, rather than the politicians themselves.

Hopefully you will find this article eye-opening, as well as empowering in your effort to affect change today.

1) Banking – Did you know:

All money comes into circulation through an interest-based loan from either the Federal Reserve or another private bank.

As a result, there is more debt than money in our economy. This is not due to irresponsible lending, but is inherent to the mechanics of all fiat currency.

Every time a loan is repaid, interest (wealth) is transferred from the working class to the ownership class. Structural class-ism is therefore built directly into the system. Again, it is not simply a result of greedy people within the system- it is a reality upon which the entire concept of banking is predicated.

The Solution? Credit Unions

at least in the short term. While still technically a fractional-reserve lending system, Credit Unions have one important difference from conventional banks: no shareholders. With conventional banks, a large amount of the revenue generated from the lending programs is paid to the super-ownership class of the bank-owners. They receive interest on money that they aren’t even necessarily lending themselves. They just take it because they can: “our bank, our rules- bitch.”With credit unions, there are no shareholders. All revenue from loans is payed to members and employees. Again, not perfect, but far better. Personally, I would recommend only keeping as much money in a credit union as you need to meet your day-to-day expenses (a few thousand at most). The rest could be put to better use with more globally harmonious investments.
2) Energy – Did you know:

69.3% of US energy comes from burning fossil fuels [1]. This process releases lead and arsenic into the air and water, and is the number one source of Mercury contamination in the United States [2].

More than 99% of the world’s cars run on an internal combustion engine, burning either petroleum, or (occasionally) an oil derived from genetically modified soy [3].

14% of the world’s electricity comes from nuclear fission [4]. We have no way to reintegrate the waste product from this process, ecologically, as it is one the most radiatively toxic substances ever designed. Our current model is to bury it under Yucca Mountain in Nevada and, well, hope that one one ever goes near that god-forsaken place…

Biofuels are made almost entirely from subsidized GMO crops, and still emit carcinogens during combustion.

The Solution: Renewable Electricity.

This is the only known ecologically harmonious option for energy. Options to create this include Solar, Wind, Wave, Tidal, and especially Geothermal energy. Using these techniques at our current technological capacity, we could power the entire planet many times over without one calorie coming from fossil fuels or nuclear reactors.

In addition, Nikola Tesla developed a method to generate literally infinite energy anywhere – directly from the electric field of the universe. His discoveries and all replications since have been systematically de-funded, and either confiscated by military intelligence or destroyed through arson. See the movie Thrive. It is top 5 on my all-time list.

As for practical applications today, simply do your best to cut your footprint (not of carbon emissions, but of the non-harmonious energy empire), and fund alternatives as you can personally afford to. Good options are walking, riding your bike, fitting up your house with solar panels (if you own a home), and buying into local, independent, sustainable energy co-ops (if you don’t). This is also one of the good investments I was referring to above.

3) Agriculture/Biotech – Did you know:

US subsidized crops range from 65 to 94% in their use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) [5]- in case there was any doubt that out government was in bed with Monsanto.GMO’s are organisms whose genes have been spliced with genes from other species to better benefit the business model of the company selling them (most notably, Monsanto). One highly prevalent example is the “Terminator Gene,” which causes the organism to be sterile. This forces the grower to buy new seeds from Monsanto every year, rather than simply replanting the seeds of their harvest as nature intended. I wonder how eating 90% sterilized food might affect the reproductive health of humans. Don’t a lot people have issues with that these days? Oh well – it’s cheaper.99% of US agriculture is grown with petroleum-based fertilizer [6]. Thought we only used that stuff for cars and plastics, huh? Think again. By buying “conventionally” grown food, you are, in fact, supporting the American War Machine.99% of Agriculture in the US is grown with pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or a cocktail of the three [9]. These are toxic chemicals designed to kill organisms outside the intended monoculture. The only reason the crop itself can survive these sprayings is because they have been genetically modified to withstand them. Monsanto’s “Roundup-Ready Gene,” for example, allows crops to tolerate ordinarily toxic levels of the patented poison (and it is a poison). The problem with this process is that it delivers food which may appear healthy, yet is likely to be carrying significant levels of toxins within it.

The Solution: Follow this formula:

Whenever possible, grow at your own home with organic (non GMO) seeds. When you can’t grow it yourself, buy local or regional organic. If you can’t buy local or regional organic, you probably don’t need (or want) to be eating it.

4) Media – Did you know:

Almost 100% of the mainstream media is owned by seven companies: Disney, NewsCorp, TimeWarner, CBS, Viacom, NBCUniversal, and Sony. They control everything from movies and television, to all the major newspapers, and even music record labels [7].

When one company dominates an industry, it is called a monopoly. When a handful of companies cooperatively dominate an industry, it is called a “Cartel.” This is what we have with our mainstream media – an elite group that is cooperatively and covertly controlling everything that comes through our television, radio, newspaper, and theater.

When people say that the mainstream media is “biased toward special interest groups,” it means that the super-elite own all of it, and don’t allow exposure to people who expose their globalist agenda. Consider, for example, why filmmakers such as Peter Joseph and Dylan Avery have never been interviewed on mainstream TV. Their films (Zeitgeist and Loose Change, respectively) are the two most viewed documentaries in the history of the Internet. Their work is systematically blacklisted, however, due to its accurate exposure of the forces at work behind the the media empire, as well as every other industry outlined in this article.

The Solution: Independent Media.

Cancel your subscription to cable (aka the cabal). It’ll save you money and disconnect you from the Propaganda Machine. Get your news and world affairs from Independent sources who are not in the pocket of the financial super-elite. There are some big names in alternative media who are uncovering much more than what can be found among the so-called “mainstream,” as well as hundreds of others you can find on BlogTalkRadio and various blogs. What’s more, don’t get all your information from any one place – diversify and see what truly resonates with you.

For those who want to go the extra mile, start blogging yourself and sharing important information through social media. Do your part to help get the important headlines out there and visible. Your ability to do this is phenomenal. Even if all you do is post a video on your Facebook, you are likely to generate AT LEAST 20 views for an issue that otherwise would not have been there. As more people are waking up to the system and starting to do this every day, I believe very strongly that the Media Empire’s days are numbered.
5) Healthcare – Did you know:

Pharmaceutical companies provide corporate sponsorship (money) for scientific journals, medical school textbooks, and political lobbies. A pro-pharmaceutical bias has been scientifically documented and in the British Medical Journal [8].

Med students study drugs in almost every quarter of their degree, and take, on average, only one class on nutrition.

There is not a single pharmaceutical drug that actually makes people healthier (pause for cries of indignation). What pharmaceuticals do is mask symptoms (anesthetics), destroy cells indiscriminately (Chemo and other cancer treatment drugs), or introduce small amounts of disease (vaccinations). There is not a single one that actually harmonizes the human body. Say what you want about “having these options in your back pocket,” but recognize that none of them are good for you, and none of them cure disease. Only the human immune system can do that.

The Solution: don’t expect an industry run by pharmaceutical conglomerates to keep you healthy.

Become an expert on your own health. Learn and implement harmonious nutrition, exercise, and hobbies. If you don’t get those 3 figured out for yourself, your health will deteriorate, and the Medical-Pharmaceutical Industry, will not save you. It’s time empower ourselves with understanding.

For more complex health issues, explore alternative approaches that are harmonious with the functioning of the human system. Some awesome options are acupuncture, reiki, and chiropractics. For health consultations and checkups, you are better off with a naturopath or homeopath than a conventional MD. And, finally, if you have a chronic pain condition and feel that you just need some relief in the interim period while you heal, toss the semi-synthetic opiates out the window, and roll yourself a joint. That’s just my two cents.

Conclusion –  My hope is that this information will empower you to realize that you can affect change today. Don’t let yourself become overwhelmed and paralyzed; recognize the change that you can make in your life, and begin with one small step. Transfer your money, buy a bike, invest in a solar co-op, cancel your cable, and eat some organic vegetables. Do not underestimate the power behind these actions.

To change the world and free ourselves from these systems, it is going to take a lot of change from everyone on the individual level. But that long road starts with one person taking responsibility for their actions, and just putting one foot in front of the other. Be that person. Change the world.

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51 Responses to "The 5 Most Blatantly Corrupt Industries in the World . . . And What YOU Can Do About It"

  1. Jules Bake  May 22, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Simple yet effective :)

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  2. Lindsay  May 22, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Great stuff guys. Hope to see a LOT more on these issues. Feel free to forward me anything on these subjects.
    Thanks.

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  3. Ricky  May 22, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Amazing information and motivation, thank you so much for this, I will be spread. Continuing to battle with you ALL !! Lets see some pics of people growing veggies at home! that would be real inspirational :)

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  4. J  May 22, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Look, no argument that the pharmaceutical industry is as corrupt as any other. But not every drug in a painkiller, a chemo drug, or a vaccine. You don’t give a painkiller, chemo, or a vaccine to a child with an ear infection, do you? Or to an elderly person with influenza? I agree with the rest of your article, but telling people no drug ever made will help anything is irresponsible.

    (Also, just for fun, look up tumor necrosis factor alpha inhibitor drugs to see how some drugs can really HELP the human immune system when it’s already bent on destroying the body.)

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    • nickathens  January 25, 2013 at 9:10 am

      i buy the same drugs in thailand for pennies on the dollar. my copay was $35 a month in America, $ 5 here just to buy. My wife used to pay $750 a month for meds now $15

    • gina faliciici  May 1, 2013 at 9:04 am

      Amen

  5. Bruce  May 24, 2012 at 12:23 am

    Excellent. Thanks for the analysis and the suggested solutions.

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  6. Christian  May 26, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Anti-psychotics do improve the condition of patients with schizophrenia/bi-polar disorder,etc.

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  7. jill doyle  July 17, 2012 at 7:19 am

    i eat organic vegetables, solar power i’d love, but live in Notting Hill in housing association rented flat. would like to see urban solar being taken on board by housing association, funding may be a problem. A pensioner, how do i move my state & teacher’s pension (my sole source of income)? i’m very much in favour of hemp oil as an alternative: http://phoenixtears.ca/buy-phoenixtears-the-rick-simpson-story/.

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  8. letsworkthisout  December 12, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Thanks that was a really good summary of things we can do within the scope of our lives to help promote change on a global scale, I see completely where you are coming from with the section on the pharmaceutical machine but do agree with the above posts, where possible people should try to use and supplement their bodies natural ability to heal through nutrition and tested naturopathic medicine but there is a time and place for everything and surgery/very serious illness can be examples of where we need the current medical system. People just also need to learn to refuse prescription medication when they don’t need it and let their body heal instead of taking courses of antibiotics for things which would normally go away themselves with the help of some vitamin c etc, the pharmaceutical side of medicine is definitely overused and this brings about the risk of creating new illnesses resistant to current medicine.

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  9. @blamer  December 13, 2012 at 2:03 am

    5) Heathcare – its paragraph 3 turns out to be factually mistaken. Better fact checking is needed to “expose the truth one lie at a time”. Otherwise this blog spreads believable fictions, not credible facts.

    Blogs that leave mistakes uncorrected undermine the credibility of their posts and their site.

    And that later paragraph on “compex health issues” is ethically dubious at best, irresponsible at worst. Blogs are exposing the public to health risks whenever they dispense “my two cents” medical advice.

    The OP is suggesting alternatives to big pharm (that it turns out) aren’t alternatives at all. Firstly, big pharm doesn’t have competitors, it systematically absorbs them. Secondly, any alternative to medicine turns out to be (by process of elimination) not medicine.

    Wikipedia and chatting with your local university professors can help us all separate established biochem facts (as close to truth as we’ve got) from popular believable fictions (not lies, just modern myths in need of busting).

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    • letsworkthisout  December 13, 2012 at 2:54 am

      I would not call naturopathy either modern or a myth, the idea that using proper nutrition and herbal supplements with well tested active chemicals which are often isolated for use within the pharmacological profession is not a myth.

      But yes you are completely right, Reiki a 70 year old superstition based solely on communal reinforcement will not help you and the affects of acupuncture are not widely accepted within the medical profession enough to really be suggested by anybody sane, chiropractors may help you with musculatory problems but are not in any way going to help you with a serious illness. I really hope OP doesn’t get a serious illness because they may not live very long, as for every single drug ( many of which are based of natural medicine ) causing illness that is just blatant bias against the industry where many people choose to work solely for the purpose of trying to help people.

      I think that taking any of the medical advice given by OP those would be costly at best and deadly at worst but it is necessary to point out that big pharma should not be the answer to problems created by lifestyle and preventative/healing measures like good nutrition can often be used instead.

    • tiena lei  January 25, 2013 at 4:46 pm

      @blamer— how is it factually mistaken? tell me ONE drug that ‘cures’ a problem? Yes, some of them DO help with certain disorders, but do they CURE anything? noooope. they mask symptoms. why do you think the people taking the drugs have to keep taking them? do they ever get off of a drug after their ailment is ‘all better’? no!- drugs are NOT created that way- they are made to keep people on them, and the side effects they produce require more drugs to mask thooose symptoms. so no, it is NOT incorrect. it is true.

    • gina faliciici  May 1, 2013 at 9:10 am

      @tiena lei
      Penicillin – the group of antibiotics that cured millions of people of infections they would have died from years before. That has now made previously deathly conditions such as pneumonia. Courses of antibiotics can be as short as 3-5 days.

  10. Alexia Prochnicki  December 13, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    I was really appreciating this article until the healthcare section. To say that there are no drugs that cure disease is just plain ignorant. Have you seen a child die of pertussis or get disfigured by measles? Have you not seen people die of Hepatitis B? I have worked in healthcare for the majority of my life. I have seen many dubious treatments come and go, and agree that a wellness centered focus is what’s needed, but to say that allopathic medicine does absolutely nothing to fight disease leads me to question your other claims in fields I am less familiar with.

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    • Diane Moffatt  January 25, 2013 at 9:02 am

      I so agree with you. As a depressive I am extremely grateful for anti-depressants after having tried pretty well everything else. I eat very healthily and have a busy, enjoyable life but without medicine my brain just doesn’t want to know about it. My Mum is dependant on Woferin to continue living and my Dad takes meds for Parkinsons that prevent him from becoming a complete physical mess.

  11. Lonnie L. Jones  December 13, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Mostly true. I closed my bank account due to the high service charges only to find the charges at the Credit Union are higher! So, neither for me.

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  12. Peter Driscoll  January 2, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Anyone who thinks smoking a joint is good health care is a moron

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    • Johnny Tee  January 25, 2013 at 9:33 am

      AiNT NOTHING WRONG WITH SMOKING WEED..kEEP IT AWAY FROM SCHOOL KIDS.. tHEY”LL JUST GET HI ALL DAY AND QUIT SCHOOL LIKE I DID lol.. nO ONE HAS DOCUMENTED ANY ONE HURTING THEIR BODIES WITH MARIJUANA.. its AMAZING STUFF,, the only plant in the world with so many awesome things for your body .. .. if you know any one that our health care system is failing .. THey should watch “run from the cure” full version on youtube.. IT WORKS

    • Penny Starr  January 25, 2013 at 12:59 pm

      Yes…Stephen King and Joycelyn Elders….what morons….smh………..

  13. @blamer  January 7, 2013 at 5:04 am

    @letsworkthisout, naturopathy sounds nice and yet lacks an adequate scientific basis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naturopathy#Evidence_basis

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    • Johnny Tee  January 25, 2013 at 9:42 am

      I’m big on real science too,, BUT ACTUALLY FINDING OUT HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE being murdered by cancer treatment,, The numerrs are all over the place.. BASED ON IF THEY DIE IN 5 years… There are tons of folks doin what shona banda did ..but heavy police raids are killing kids like CASHY HYDE.. ,, his dad couldnt get the medicine that saved cashy the first time,, NOW THE POOR LIL GUY IS DEAD..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cQrT0sDxyc

  14. Sequoia Elisabeth  January 24, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    The Pharm industry has infiltrated the human mind like a disease! We are Spiritual Beings living human (physical) lives and so the basis of all illness and disease is in the MIND, not the body. The physical effects are something we experience when our mind and emotional bodies manifest them (get out of balance). Study the placebo effect to understand more about this, then ask yourself why Ayurveda works for millions in the East? Healing is about balancing the mind, and the other kicker is we are all in this together (mass consciousness) so if everyone believes (majority) drugs work, then they will. Just remember this simple statement, “It is all in your mind”!!! This is why is it so important to listen to your intuition and seek the care which feels best to you at the heart level (gut feeling). Listen you to soul ;-)

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    • mick  January 25, 2013 at 12:12 am

      spot on

    • Billo  May 3, 2013 at 1:07 am

      Totally agree!

    • Andree  May 5, 2013 at 7:46 am

      That is so true. You are really so right dear Elisabeth! Thank you! I could not have said it better.

      The problem is that people are afraid of the unknown. The doctors and other are afraid of how their business will go on and how they pay their cars and houses. This why tey resist. And maybe they are afraid and lazy to learn new, if they do not need to. The answer in between in our ears. There are no other problems.

      Also free energy will be there as soon as enough many people start to believe it and also demand it! But you can not give it to people who have hidden their hearths. They need to change first. Everything goes as it should. Relax and enjoy the moment.

  15. Paul Peterson  January 24, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    @Lonnie Jones: I have been with my Credit Union for 18 years, and have never paid one single dollar (other than NSF fees). There are bad Credit Unions, but do not blame all of them because you encountered one bad one.

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  16. Ada  January 25, 2013 at 1:50 am

    While Western medicine has its place, people are too quickly told to take this and that pill for these and those ailments. None of these pills are designed to make you feel better, as they all have significant side effects. Some cause addiction (morphine, vicodin, etc) some will give you other symptoms unrelated to the original illness. I have NEVER been on antibiotics. My mom believed in my body’s own ability to heal. She also always fed me good, wholesome food. Guess what? I am very healthy, never broken bones, never had anything serious, maybe a nasty flu here and there. There is new science that implies antibiotics are actually making kids more prone to being sick as younger and younger children are fed them for any sickness, and their own immune systems aren’t able to fully develop. So yes, if I ever got very sick to the point that alternative remedies could not help me, I will be very grateful for Western medicine. But til then, I will stick to herbal and mind/body healing. So will my future children. Wake up people and stop popping a pill for every little ailment!!!

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  17. Johnny Tee  January 25, 2013 at 9:24 am

    you forgot the most medicinal plant known to man .. “THE CURE ALL>” marijuana,, Things are really messed up when man makes nature illegal..Extracts,, “THE OIL ” ” has people cancer free in three months .. we should be able to grow it openly .. With zero laws.. who really cares ifthe people on your street are growin a big garden ,, And have marijuaNA.. wITH THE SQUASH … WHAT EVA,, “RUN FROM THE CURE ” FULL VERSION ON YOU TUBE IS A AWESOME VID .. WITH REAL PEOPLE THAT CURED THEMSELVES

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    • Marie  January 30, 2013 at 6:16 am

      Thank you for your comment on Maijuana which I happen to agree with. I have watched a programme all about Marijuana and it’s properties and how it cures almost EVERYTHING! It’s natures cure – SO THEN WHY HAS THIS MIRACULOUS PLANT BEEN MADE ILLEGAL? I now have heard a large pharmacuetical company are growing 60 thousand Marijuana plants in a secret location in London – IS THIS FAIR? I had an accident in Aug 2003 where I broke 12 bones, I had to be ressussitated when lifted onto the stretcher because my heart stopped, now nearly 10 years later I am suffering not only with Chronic Pain and Chronic Fatigue but also a whole host of other disorders as a direct result of being on Morphine and other OPIADS. My GP and hospital Consultants have prescribed me so many drugs its gone from the sublime to the ridiculous! I am on 36 different drugs BUT what I decided to do was get myself off them! I am now down to 9 types Morphine being one of them which I am actively now reducing by very very slowly weening myself off them. I did try at first reducing my intake by 10mg daily but the withdrawal symptoms were awful and too much for my body which was going into a ‘Cold Turkey’ state! Therefore I then decided my 300mg a day MUST BE REDUCED and what I have successfully managed is opening a capsule and counting how many miniscule parts make up a 10mg capsule and reduced by 5 miniscule particules each day which would probably aquaint to 2mg daily but the thing is I am doing it. My GP or hospital Consultants are not aware of what I have done because they make me feel pressurised into taking these drugs. The positives about me reducing my drug intake are I am now not existing in life, I am slowly beginning to get my life back – yes I am still in a great deal of pain BUT I have had a joint which ideally is not the best form of how to use Marijuana yet it is adequate for now because I am now growing 2 plants myself for my own use and when the plant is ready I will then use it as Mother nature intended – not as a joint because it was never meant to be used as a cigarette, this happened in the 1950’s then it spread and spread and then was given a bad name. I do not think there is anything wrong with me growing a cure which is intended by Mother nature, I do not think there is anything wrong with me wanting my life back. I do believe the drugs my Dr’s prescribed me were responsible for me getting Acid Reflux. A Hiatus Hernia, Ulcerative Colitis and the many other illnesses I got as a result of taking these drugs! I am living proof the drugs made by pharmacuetical companies nearly killed me and had me living like a zombie! I am now living proof my body now without the majority of these drugs is healing by using Mother natures garden and the simple process of mind over matter! I AM LIVING AGAIN!

  18. Gimmedatsoul  January 25, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    My mother has had MS my entire life though there is no cure people are pushed into taking pills to feel relief, that is a giant crock of shit..it’s just one big money making conscious surpressing scheme. She never took these pills perscribed by her doctors. She’s still mobile she’s still in control of her bladder and bowels. She looks beautiful even though she still is effected by the disease but by taking it into her own hands and not the random opinion of people who don’t live in her body she’s better off than most unfortunate people diagnosed with this horrific disease. NOT ONLY THAT I live in Canada where we have ” free healthcare” blah blah blah (great for the common cold and broken bones) there is a treatment called CCSVI which focuses on the veins and the movement of blood flow throughout our body. A wonderful man, Dr Zamboni has discovered problems in the jugular veins of people with MS. How did he discover this? Well, LOVE made him do it, his wife suffers from MS. While he’s not claiming it’s a cure but it’s brought many relief, this procedure is a 2 day recovery with no pills involved. People who have been apart of this discovery are now seeing links in other illnesses like Parkinson’s, autism and even heart and stroke. My mother was exposed to mercury in her early years and it has a huge affect on people’s health. Now the juicy disturbing part of it all. CCSVI is not done in Canada it’s been surpressed. By who? Well who makes the most money off the people with MS? The companies who provide pills of course…thank you pharmaceuticals for putting a price on my mothers life and any other poor soul who has to suffer. If you don’t believe me the research is a click away. I hope we as a society can trust our bodies and to love ourselves enough to fight for our rights to have organic food, non-fluoridated water, the use of less toxic fuels and waste and start living the way we born to live..connected to each other and every living organism on this planet. FUCK MONEY.

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  19. meh  January 25, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    I wanted to address your “renewable energy” portion. I’m an electrical engineer, and can honestly tell you really don’t understand the topic at all. Which is fine, except you have decided to put out an article with “resolutions” on the topic. Your sources for energy, ie; solar, wind, wave etc; all have one thing in common. They all depend upon batteries to store the electricity after generation. Then there is the slight problem of efficiency when transforming from DC to AC. That generally is about a 10-12% loss in it’s self.

    Then you need to look at what these batteries are made from, and what their life expectancy is. These batteries contain large amounts of chemicals and mercury along with lead, and their life is only about 5 years. So every 5 years, you will be replacing these batteries, at a huge expense, both financially and ecologically. The cleanest energy source we have right now is nuclear and hydro-electric damns.

    On to Nikola Tesla, who wasn’t known for being the most honest person in the world. He may have had a method for harnessing energy from the universe, but he also claimed to have a way of transmitting electricity without using wire. Both may have been true, but he took those secrets to the grave with him. Whereas everything else he discovered he was extremely vocal about, which causes most of us to believe he wasn’t exactly truthful.

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    • Emma Peel  January 26, 2013 at 8:34 am

      who are you describing as “most of us”? I’ve never heard this theory about Nikola Tesla being untruthful. I’ve heard it frequently said of Mr. Edison though..

    • Duncan  January 27, 2013 at 2:18 am

      You make some excellent points here with regard to power storage. However the scale of a power generating system effects these issues greatly. A grid based system using all available options negates some of these problems by guarantying base load power without the need for lead/acid batteries. Granted power storage is an area in which technoledgy could be (and is being) improved.

      As for Tesla… perhaps he added his two cents as well. Some of his work made a lot of scientific advances possible but he did not have all the answers. So many cospiracy theories abound with regard to his and many other scientists discoveries, better to look at technologies that are well documented and provable than to pass blame back to some form of coverup.

  20. Lev Lafayette  January 26, 2013 at 8:51 am

    “This is not due to irresponsible lending, but is inherent to the mechanics of all fiat currency.”

    Incorrect. It the result of the quasi-private central banking system which is particular to the United States. In countries where the reserve bank is a public bank we don’t have the problem described.

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  21. Bruno Camargo  January 26, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    There is sort of a generalization when you use “healthcare” to define “pharma” as the former is a much broader industry which brings real benefits to people’s health.

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  22. grlcowan  January 26, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    ‘TrueActivist’ doesn’t mention one important corruption: the corruption of government by fossil fuel tax revenues. The world has used fission to get energy that might otherwise have required 120 billion barrels of petroleum — four cubic miles. He or she wrongly excludes fission from the list of ecologically harmonious energy sources because the resulting 0.00004 cubic miles of spent fuel rods haven’t found a home at Yucca Mountain, nor at similar sites in other countries.

    But there are two reasons this hasn’t happened. Both are encouraging. First, the stuff has been harmlessly sitting under water (see http://what-if.xkcd.com/29/ ) and in dry casks. If the 120 billion barrels of oil had been burned, many people would certainly have been harmed. We know this because many people *are* being harmed by oil waste. You can see a Google News listing of recent examples through http://tinyurl.com/monoxo .

    But the risk of nuclear power plant waste has remained entirely potential, entirely theoretical. So there is nothing particularly imprudent about just continuing to move the stuff through the pools and into the dry casks. If that’s what floats our boat, there’s no compelling reason not to continue for a thousand generations.

    The second encouraging thing is that while the four cubic miles of oil would have brought in four trillion dollars for oil vendors and a trillion or two more for Western governments — enough, in the latter case, to support a small cityful of high-grade civil servants and their families throughout long careers and retirements — the uranium that replaced it cost only about one percent as much. So it has been saving not just lives, but dollars.

    But to a lot of important people, the latter savings has been a cost. In particular, it has been a cost to government personnel, and by footdragging on Yucca Mountain-style burial of nuclear waste they have been able to hinder the expansion of nuclear power, thus protecting their future incomes.

    This footdragging would be treason of the first order if the stuff were a hazard where it is, and this might give them pause; but such is not the case, and so the obstructionism is a relatively minor treason, quite lost in the shuffle of the others ‘TrueActivist’ mentions.

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  23. gipoman  January 26, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    A well summarized compilation of facts. And for thos who haven’t seen
    the movie Thrive yet, I recommend that you do. It will most definitely
    alter your paradigm and make you see the reality of things.

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  24. frankvankeuk  January 30, 2013 at 5:30 am

    thank you for this eye-opener <3

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  25. DSC  April 2, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    3) Agriculture/Biotech – Did you know:

    US subsidized crops range from 65 to 94% in their use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) [5]- in case there was any doubt that out government was in bed with Monsanto.GMO’s are organisms whose genes have been spliced with genes from other species to better benefit the business model of the company selling them (most notably, Monsanto). One highly prevalent example is the “Terminator Gene,” which causes the organism to be sterile. This forces the grower to buy new seeds from Monsanto every year, rather than simply replanting the seeds of their harvest as nature intended.

    Tell me how many seed companies with private varieties allows the grower to use seeds with no royalties, GMO or not.

    I wonder how eating 90% sterilized food might affect the reproductive health of humans. Don’t a lot people have issues with that these days?

    Can you name an incident or just going to stay with: “A lot of people have issues with that?…”.

    “Oh well – it’s cheaper.99% of US agriculture is grown with petroleum-based fertilizer [6].
    Thought we only used that stuff for cars and plastics, huh? Think again.”

    Which fertilizer?

    The problem with this process is that it delivers food which may appear healthy, yet is likely to be carrying significant levels of toxins within it.

    Last remark for the last paragraph. It is unlikely to carry significant levels of toxins. It is more likely to carry much less levels of pesticides. That’s the whole point of a GMO.

    I must agree with Alexia Prochnicki: There are accusations and statements about agriculture sector (Funny how for the whooole industry you mentioned only one sector (cereals, eventually papaya) from one single company to put all agriculture in the same bag.

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  26. DSC  April 2, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    *that makes me question your input on the other industries.

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  27. Lizzie  April 30, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Fucking irresponsible to advocate homeopathy instead of medicine. Alongside medicine is fine but to just print this kind of bull without any scientific basis is really out of line and dangerous.

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  28. startrekker21  April 30, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Last word of the first line of the Conclusion should be “effect”. Apart from that, great article.

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  29. Tus  April 30, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Please read ” your bodies many cries for water” by dr. Fife.

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  30. Tus  May 1, 2013 at 12:09 am

    Erratum: effects of virgin coconut oil by dr. Fife your bodies many cries for water by dr. Batmangeilieg

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