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    JUDGE'S DECISION MAY LEAD TO GOVERNMENT SANCTIONED STARVATION

    By NWV News writer Jim Kouri
    Posted 1:00 AM Eastern
    October 12, 2011
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    Dairy farmers in Wisconsin have joined a man and his wife who are appealing a judge's ruling that they don't have a fundamental right to own a dairy cow or drink the unprocessed milk from their own cows.

    Farmers Mark and Petra Zinniker wished to sell raw milk obtained from their cows through their new farm store. But a judgment in August from Wisconsin Circuit Court Judge Patrick Fiedler ruled against them in what one attorney characterized as a "bizarre judicial leap."


    In response, shareholders joined the Zinnikers and retained public-interest lawyers from the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF) who had filed a motion for Judge Fiedler to clarify his court decision.


    What shocked many Wisconsin residents -- and a growing number of Americans across the nation -- is the fact that Judge Fiedler's ruling denies the fundamental rights to food and farming. For example, he ruled that the plaintiffs -- the Zinnikers -- don't have a fundamental right to own and use a dairy cow or a dairy herd, in spite of their legally purchasing the farm animals.


    The judge also ruled that the Zinnikers -- and Americans in general -- don't have a fundamental right to drink the milk from their cow, and they do not have a right to choose, produce and consume foods and liquids.


    "Judge Fiedler's bizarre, unreasonable and harsh court ruling on the rights of farmers is likely to have a far greater effect, if it is allowed to stand," said political strategist and attorney Mike Baker.

    "Basically, that Wisconsin jurist is legislating from the bench based on his own personal interpretation of the U.S. Constitution's commerce clause," Baker said. He added that this case may be part of a larger attempt by government officials to dictate what Americans can and cannot consume.


    "The Nanny State is becoming more and more intrusive as politicians and black-robed lawyers wish to decide what we can eat, how much we are allowed to eat, and when we're allowed to eat," Baker noted.


    Food Control?


    After the massive Obamacare bill passed in 2010 giving the government control of one-sixth (1/6) of the U.S economy, they immediately began the pattern of creating a crisis, selling their remedy to the crisis and passing legislation that doesn't alleviate the crisis, but gives lawmakers and the President more power. That new crisis is obesity, according to several political observers.

    "First, we had the First Lady Michelle Obama speaking frequently about childhood obesity, adult obesity, American obesity. The subtext of her message is that Americans are overfed, fat slobs who needed to be prodded away from the refrigerator," said Baker.

    Then, according to the congressional record, after more than a year of consideration, the U.S. Senate passed the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act by a vote of 73-25. That meant not only did the Senate Democrats pass the bill but at least 20 Republicans consented

    Then, according to the congressional record, after more than a year of consideration, the U.S. Senate passed the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act by a vote of 73-25. That meant not only did the Senate Democrats pass the bill but at least 20 Republicans consented to yet another government takeover.

    The bill passed in the House, then it was affirmed by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee in November 2009. President Barack Obama was more than happy to sign the bill into law since it have his minions at the FDA more power which increased the power of the Obama White House, noted Thomas Spence, a food and beverage industry specialist, who served as a food and nutrition expert at the Department of Justice during the Vietnam War.

    "The "Act" gives even greater authority to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allowing the agency to hire additional bureaucrats to conduct more frequent inspections at food processing plants and assigns more governmental authority in recalling food," Spence said.

    The "Act" also requires food processing companies to register with the FDA in order to detail their safety plans, and it allows the FDA to create more food safety regulations. Moreover, it establishes stricter standards on food safety. An intended or unintended consequence is the rise in food prices as a result of increased production costs necessary to comply with FDA regulations.

    The Centers for Disease Control reports that tens of millions of Americans are made ill by food-borne illnesses, resulting in thousands of deaths every year. In an effort to prevent future outbreaks of such illnesses, the bill requires farmers and food processors to declare to the Food and Drug Administration how they are preparing the foods to keep them safe at various stages of production, the magazine The New American reported.

    However, as noted by The New American, "[T]he very culprit responsible for the food-borne illnesses is the same one being assigned more power by the food safety bill: the FDA.The FDA “has been the facilitator for hundreds of lethal and deadly pharmaceuticals allowed into the markets that cause physical damage and even death in thousands of cases.”

    Despite the massive increase in government influence the bill allows, it managed to garner bipartisan support in Congress, and had the backing of President Obama as well. The bill had 20 co-sponsors, eight of whom were Republicans. The legislation also had the support of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, though the group did caution that the bill provides too much discretion to federal regulators, according to Raven Clabough at the New American. The food safety bill is criticized as being unconstitutional. Raven Clabough asserts that "the true focus of the bill, despite lawmakers’ assertions, is to eradicate family and independent producers, to corner the agricultural markets, reducing competition, to force all food products produced in the US into exports markets, and to criminalize land and livestock ownership through the use of predatory licensing and regulation.”

    Other conservatives who believe in constitutional government have said that The Food Safety Modernization Act, S. 510, represents a massive expansion of government regulation of the food industry, even though there is no authorization in the Constitution for this.

    "My right to produce, distribute, and consume the foods of my choice is part of my right to life and liberty under the Constitution," said Clabough.

    American Food Plan Linked to Globalism

    Far too many conservatives are failing to pay attention to the rise of global socialism at the hands of the United Nations through its Agenda 21. It is easy to overlook world governance schemes when Americans are inundated with information regarding local and national events.

    Also, the problem with the media coverage of this United Nations labyrinth known as Agenda 21 is that it was created in 1992 and implemented in incremental actions by the U.N. and its supporters in the U.S., E.U., and other countries whose populations are eager to benefit from the work of others especially those enjoying success in the United States.

    "The overarching goal of Agenda 21 is to establish international norms of personal behavior that are dictated by a group of the world’s so-called ‘enlightened elite’ who believe they know best how people ought to live therefore they should be allowed to tell the how they should live," said GOP official Nathan Tabor of North Carolina.

    “But make no mistake, even though Congress never approved the implementation of Agenda 21 programs in education, economics, the environment and other areas. Presidents as far back as George H.W. Bush have signed Executive Orders allowing implementation of Agenda 21's programs,” said Tabor, the author of the bestseller The Beast on the East River, an expose of United Nations corruption and evil.

    In fact, the U.N. has ignored the federal government and through its Agenda 21 International Council of Local Environmental Initiative and made deals with local governments numbering upwards of 600 cities, towns and villages.

    To understand how serious the left is about United Nations rule, look at some of the proponents of Agenda 21: billionaire George Soros has provided millions of dollars to ICLEI. Former Barack Obama czar Van Jones' Green for All and the Tides Foundations' Apollo Alliance are also reportedly ICLEI contributors, according to a GOP and Tea Party leader.

    “The truth is, Agenda 21 promotes European socialism that by its nature will infringe upon our freedoms and liberties. Most of its vague, lofty sounding phrases cause the average person's eyes to glaze over, making it easier to sneak into our communities,” warns Tabor, who has served as chairman of the Forsyth County Republican Party in North Carolina and is an activist within the Tea Party Movement.

    "Besides its radical environmental agenda, the U.N. wishes to change consumption patterns, including food consumption, ownership of property and automobile ownership, while successfully promoting social justice," said Tabor.

    Starve a People, Feed the World

    What may have seemed to be outrageous to most Americans regarding their own government now appears to be more recognized as fact. For example, there are growing suspicions that the United States government is seeking to control the American population through bogus food safety programs with the ultimate goal of deliberate starvation.

    Before Glenn Beck was booted from Fox News Channel -- where he had monumental audience ratings -- he alleged that the government's interest in food safety and fighting obesity "is about control and, in the end, starvation,” Beck said.

    Beck's warning was the result of a Senate bill (S.510) that would give the FDA additional authority to address so-called food safety. The bill had received bipartisan support in response to the reported cases of food recalls the past year (peanut butter, spinach, cookie dough, etc.) due to pathogens like E.coli and salmonella that have sickened thousands of Americans and led to dozens of deaths.

    And Glenn Beck isn't the only one sounding the alarm: Political commentator Wayne Allyn Root believed that Obama and the progressives are intentionally overwhelming the system.

    "BaracK Obama is no fool. He is not incompetent. To the contrary, he is brilliant. He knows exactly what he's doing. He is purposely overwhelming the U.S. economy to create systemic failure, economic crisis and social chaos -- thereby destroying capitalism and our country from within," said Root.

    Barack Obama was Root's college classmate at Columbia University (Class of '83). As Glenn Beck correctly predicted from day one, Obama is following the plan of Cloward & Piven, two professors at Columbia University . They outlined a plan to socialize America by overwhelming the system with government spending and entitlement demands. Add up the clues.

    "Taken individually they're alarming. Taken as a whole, it is a brilliant, Machiavellian game plan to turn the United States into a socialist/Marxist state with a permanent majority that desperately needs government for survival ... and can be counted on to always vote for bigger government. Why not? They have no responsibility to pay for it," said Root. He points to Obamacare to make his point: The health care bill had very little to do with health care. It had everything to do with unionizing millions of hospital and health care workers, as well as adding 15,000 to 20,000 new IRS agents (who will join government employee unions).

    Obama doesn't care that giving free health care to 30 million Americans will add trillions of dollars to the national debt, Root asserts. What he does care about is that it cements the dependence of those 30 million voters to Democrats and big government. Who but a socialist revolutionary would pass this reckless spending bill in the middle of a near depression?

    Cap and trade, like health care legislation having nothing to do with health care, cap and trade has nothing to do with global warming. It has everything to do with redistribution of income, government control of the economy and a criminal payoff to Obama's biggest contributors.

    Those powerful and wealthy unions and contributors (like GE, which owns NBC, MSNBC and CNBC) can then be counted on to support everything Obama wants. They will kick-back hundreds of millions of dollars in contributions to Obama and the Democratic Party to keep them in power. The bonus is that all the new taxes on Americans with bigger cars, bigger homes and businesses helps Obama "spread the wealth around," said Root.But with all these theories regarding "food control" the motive is what should disturb any American, whether they are business owners or laborers: The goal of creating equality on planet Earth.

    After decades and trillions of dollars to help poor nations -- especially in Africa and Latin America -- progressives have finally realized that throwing money at a problem will never solve that problem. No matter what progressives attempted, they failed to bring these impoverished countries' citizens up to the standard of living in the United States.

    In their obsession with creating their "even playing field" the progressives have decided that if they couldn't raise the standard of living within the "poor" nations, then in order to achieve "social justice, they must drag the majority of Americans down to the standard of living endured by citizens of Third-World nations, said Mike Baker, attorney and conservative strategist.

    "Of course, the Obamas, Clintons, Gores and other rich progressives will continue to enjoy their wealth while Americans stand in breadlines, but they will feel justified that U.S. citizens are just as poverty-stricken as the folks living in war-torn Africa," said Baker.

    "When the government controls the food and housing and health care, they control the people. Get out of line and you'll be thrown into the streets to starve. And don't think they wouldn't do it," Baker pointed out.

    "I've heard it said by his defenders that President Obama loves America. I would say that while Obama may love America, he hates Americans."

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    Natural breakfast cereals loaded with pesticides and GMOs explosive new scorecard from Cornucopia reveals all

    Tuesday, October 11, 2011
    by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

    (NaturalNews) For far too long, breakfast cereal makers have carried out highly deceptive product labeling and positioning campaigns through the use of the term "natural." Consumers are easily misled by this term, believing it to mean the product is free from pesticide chemicals and genetically engineered ingredients. But an explosive new investigation by the Cornucopia Institute (www.Cornucopia.org) -- the same group that exposed the widespread use of hexane solvents in soy protein -- is set to send shockwaves through the "natural" products industry by revealing which so-called "natural" brands actually contain high levels GMOs and toxic chemical pesticides.

    NaturalNews is helping the Cornucopia Institute break this story with exclusive articles and email alerts going out to hundreds of thousands of subscribers. This story is being shared on Facebook and Twitter, and on the NaturalNews Radio Network (www.NaturalNewsRadio.com). This story will also be covered this Thursday on the Alex Jones Show (www.InfoWars.com), when a representative from the Cornucopia Institute will be interviewed on live national radio. You can help spread the word about this important story by sharing this article.

    Three facts you need to know about GMOs before you read the explosive test results below

    Before you view the Cornucopia's test results below, there are three important things you need to know about GMOs:

    #1) There is GE contamination in almost everything. Even "non-GMO" food products almost always contain trace levels of GMOs (often between .01% and 0.5%). A test for the mere presence of GMOs is not considered conclusive. What's important is the level of GMOs in a particular food item. Some of the "natural" items tested by the Cornucopia Institute showed GMO contamination levels between 28 and 100 %, which means the key ingredients in those cereals are most definitely genetically engineered from the source (and it's not just a chance contamination from some other nearby field).

    #2) All GMO tests are merely a "snapshot" that can change over time. Foods that test free of GMOs today may contain higher levels tomorrow due to supply line errors, contamination, supply source changes, and so on. At the same time, foods that test at high levels of GMOs today may test at lower levels in the future or even for different batches from the same manufacturer. Sometimes manufacturers are lied to by their suppliers. Some manufacturers test for GMOs in every batch, but others take a "don't ask don't tell" approach where they don't test because they'd rather not know.

    #3) Products may be "enrolled" in the Non-GMO Project and still contain GMOs before they are "verified." The Non-GMO Project has two designations for products. There are products which are "enrolled" which means they are "on the path" to becoming free of GMOs but may not have achieved it yet. Thus, it is true that products "enrolled" in the Non-GMO Project may still contain substantial levels of GMOs. Products that meet far more stringent supply line audits and GE testing requirements are granted the label "Verified" by the Non-GMO Project.

    You got all that? It's a lot to keep in mind. GMOs are a complicated issue. But one thing is certain: Most "natural" breakfast cereals contain surprisingly high levels of genetically engineered ingredients. This is why it's crucial to shop for certified organic breakfast cereals from companies like Nature's Path, whose products are 100% certified organic and free from GMOs.

    All these concerns about GMOs don't even cover residues of toxic and carcinogenic pesticides in the grains used to produce "natural" breakfast cereals. The Cornucopia report cites extensive USDA testing and research revealing which "natural" grains and ingredients may be routinely contaminated with chemical pesticides. Synthetic pesticides are banned in organic production with oversight by independent certifiers and USDA accreditation, so organic is once again the way to go if you wish to avoid pesticide residues.

    Keep reading to see some of the shocking test results uncovered by the Cornucopia Institute...
    Here's what the test results reveal

    The Cornucopia Institute's "Cereal Scorecard" (http://www.cornucopia.org/2011/10/na...rganic-cereal/) reveals some truly astonishing facts about what's in our breakfast cereal:

    • Kashi brand cereals (Kellogg's) contains "high levels" of GMOs. Not just a trace of GMOs, in other words, but a high level meaning the key ingredients are genetically engineered from the get-go. In fact, NaturalNews has learned that test results reveal 100% of the soy used in tested boxes of Kashi cereal was genetically engineered soy.

    • Mother's brand cereals (PepsiCo) contains "high levels" of GMOs. Test results revealed 28% of the corn to be genetically engineered.

    • Whole Foods' 365 brand Corn Flakes contains "high levels" of GMOs (more than 50% GE corn).

    • Barbara's Bakery Puffins cereal was also shown to contain more than 50% genetically engineered corn.

    • Both Barbara’s Bakery Puffins and Whole Foods 365 Corn Flakes are "enrolled" in the Non-GMO Project, says Cornucopia (see below). Note that this does not mean "verified" by the Non-GMO Project, which is a different designation. Still, the term "enrolled" in the Non-GMO Project may imply to many shoppers that the products are free from GMOs. This is something NaturalNews will address later, as it is a concern for both us and many readers who have long believed that any affiliation with the Non-GMO Project meant the same thing as "GMO free," which it does not.

    • One of the shining examples honest organic cereal is Nature's Path, whose products are all certified organic, contained no significant GMO contamination and are clearly made with entirely non-GMO ingredients.

    • As the report states: Numerous “natural” products were indeed contaminated with high levels of GE ingredients, sometimes as high as 100%: Kashi GoLean, Mother’s Bumpers, Nutritious Living Hi-Lo, and General Mills Kix.

    • Kashi Heart to Heart Blueberry cereal costs more than Nature's Path Organic Blueberry Cinnamon Optimum Cereal, and yet the grains used in Kashi cereal were found by the USDA, to typically contain residues of all the following pesticide chemicals: phosmet, carbaryl, azinphos methyl, malathion, chlorpyrifos methyl, chlorpyrifos. (Note: This does not mean these Kashi cereals were tested for each of these chemicals, only that these chemicals are admitted by the USDA to be found in the non-organic grains used to manufacture Kashi cereals.)

    • Quaker Oats states that it is an "all-natural" product. But Quaker Oats (a unit of PepsiCo) manages a processing plant that emits roughly 19,000 pounds of sulfuryl fluoride yearly. Sulfuryl fluoride is a toxic greenhouse gas used to treat crops like oats in storage.

    • "Natural" Peace Cereal Wild Berry Crisp is produced from conventional commodity ingredients commonly containing the neurotoxin phosmet and the carcinogen captan in 11% and 55% of samples, respectively.

    • Mom's Best Naturals Raisin Bran cereal contains "natural" (non-GMO) ingredients that are commonly contaminated with malathion and phosmet chemicals, both of which are neurotoxins.

    • Several Bear Naked and Kashi products contain conventional soy protein. Soy protein in this country is nearly universally hexane-extracted. The "hexane bath" that the soybeans are immersed in consists of more than 50% n-hexane, which is a known neurotoxin, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    Where you can learn more

    What you've read here are only the highlights of this groundbreaking research report. You can learn more in the following ways:

    Quick 4-minute video overview on YouTube:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sw2uEupTwo



    Or view it on NaturalNews.TV at:
    http://naturalnews.tv/v.asp?v=15C9C6...934878801B85DF

    View the Scorecard page or download the PDF report:
    http://www.cornucopia.org/2011/10/na...rganic-cereal/

    Keep reading NaturalNews

    NaturalNews plans to bring you additional coverage of this breaking news, including feedback from the Non-GMO Project and others. This research obviously raises many questions and concerns about GMOs in "natural" products which need to be carefully addressed.

    The quick conclusion from all this is that if you really want to be 100% safe from GMOs in your breakfast cereal, buy Nature's Path cereals. They are the best of the best, and they don't play games with "natural" labeling that might mislead consumers. Nature's Path is also supporting the mandatory GMO labeling initiative in California.

    Some other trusted cereal sources, according to the Cornucopia Scorecard, include Kaia, Laughing Giraffe, Lydia's Organics and Two Moms In the Raw.

    Some of the brands that didn't score well on the Cornucopia's Scorecard include Bear Naked, Kashi, Mom's Best, General Mills, Barbara's Bakery, Health Valley, Back to Nature, Arrowhead Mills, Bob's Red Mill and Post Natural.

    See the scorecard yourself at:
    http://www.cornucopia.org/2011/10/na...rganic-cereal/

    http://www.naturalnews.com/033838_br...eals_GMOs.html
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    Making Penicillin at Home

    Monday, May 9, 2011

    Hey Prepper Nation,

    Accumulating medications may be simple when it comes to finding aspirin and other non-prescription drugs but prescription drugs will be hard to get for those who can’t write their own prescriptions or don’t have a relationship with an understanding physician who can. Antibiotics are a case in point.

    I consider this a major issue because there will be a much larger incidence of infections when people have to fend for themselves, and injure themselves as a result. Simple cuts and scratches from chopping wood can begin to show infection, in the form of redness, heat and swelling, within a relatively short time.

    Treatment of infections at an early stage improves the chance that they will heal quickly and completely. However, many preppers, being the rugged type, are most likely to ignore the problem until it get much worse and spreads to their entire body, causing problems that could eventually be fatal. Having antibiotics readily available would allow them to deal with the issue until medical help (if available at all) arrives.


    Of course, I’ve mentioned using aquarium antibiotics as a simple and relatively cheap way to get good quantities of various antibiotics. Since the only ingredient in these medications is the antibiotic itself, it’s a perfectly reasonable alternative to begging your physician for a bunch of prescriptions.

    Once in a while, I get someone who wants to know how to make penicillin (it’s just bread mold, ain’t it?). It’s true that penicillin is a by-product of a fungus known as penicillium and the fungus will indeed grow on bread and fruit. In 1942, A moldy cantaloupe in Peoria, Illinois was found to have a strong version of it. Most of the world’s supply of the stuff in the 1940s came from cultures of the fungus on that cantaloupe.

    Well, our good friend The Covert Prepper has sent me the secret formula for making penicillin at home. If you haven’t listened in on his show on Saturdays, you’re missing something, because this guy is an expert on making you invisible as a prepper. This is exactly what you will want to be if a collapse situation occurs. You can tune in to his show every Saturday at 6pm eastern/5pm central or download it at your convenience at prepperpodcast.com.

    This article will tell you how you can actually make Penicillin at home. It sure as heck isn’t easy, and WE don’t even have all the stuff necessary to produce it. But I’m going to tell you the process anyway to illustrate an important point.

    Let me say, once again, that this information is only for use in a post-collapse scenario, so don’t go and convert that meth lab of yours to an antibiotic factory. The practice of medicine without a license is illegal just about everywhere, and home laboratories are dicey legal subject matter.
    Penicillin is a by-product of the Penicillium fungus, but the thing is, it’s a by-product of a Penicillium fungus that’s under stress! So you have to grow the fungus, and then expose it to stresses that will make it produce Penicillin.

    First you need to produce a culture of the penicillium fungus. - A microbiological culture is a method of multiplying microscopic organisms by letting them reproduce in a certain environment under controlled conditions
    One of the most important things to know is that it is easy for other critters to contaminate your penicillium culture, so use sterile techniques at all times or you will likely wind up with something entirely different!

    Step 1
    Expose a slice of bread or citrus peel or a cantaloupe rind to the air at 70 deg. F until a bluish-green mold develops. Takes a few days….

    Cut two fresh slices of whole wheat bread into inch cubes and place in a 750ml Erlenmeyer flask (the flask on the right in the above picture) with a non-absorbent plug. One thing you might not know is that a lot of bakeries put a substance called a mold inhibitor on bread. This stuff, which is called mycoban, is going to suppress the fungus, so you should probably use bread that you baked yourself. Sterilize the flask and contents in a pressure cooker for at least 15 minutes at 15 pounds. An alternate method is to place in an oven at 315 deg F for one hour.

    In a sterile fashion, transfer the fungus from the bread or fruit peel into the flask containing the bread cubes. Allow the cubes to sit in the dark at 70 deg F for 5 days. This is called incubation. That’s the easy part….

    Step 2 This is where it gets complicated….

    Prepare one liter of the following solution:
    Lactose Monohydrate 44.0 gm
    Corn Starch 25.0 gm
    Sodium Nitrate 3.0 gm
    Magnesium Sulfate 0.25 gm
    Potassium MonoPhosphate 0.50 gm
    Glucose Monohydrate 2.75 gm
    Zinc Sulfate 0.044 gm
    Manganese Sulfate 0.044 gm

    You’ll obviously need a scale that measures very small amounts, these are called gram scales and you can find them online. By the way, looking some of these ingredients up, I could find them at chemical supply houses, but they usually sell them in amounts of 500 gm or more.

    Anyhow, dissolve in the order I listed them in 500ml of cold tap water and then add more cold water to complete the liter.

    Adjust pH to 5.0-5.5 using HCL(hydrochloric acid). You’ll need a ph test kit, they sell them at pet shops and garden supply stores Fill containers with a quantity of this solution. Only use enough so that when the container is placed on its side the liquid will not touch the plug.

    Sterilize the containers (use glass) and solution in a pressure cooker or stove just like you did before. When it cools, scrape up about a tablespoon of the fungus from the bread cubes and throw it into the solution.

    Allow the containers to incubate on their sides at 70 deg F for 7 days. It’s important that they are not moved around. If you did it correctly, you’ll have Penicillin in the liquid portion of the media.Filter the mixture through a coffee filter or something similar, plug the bottles and refrigerate immediately.

    Step 3
    To extract the penicillin from the solution:
    Adjust the cold solution to pH 2.2 using ( .01 %) HCL. Mix it with cold ethyl acetate in a separatory funnel (that’s a funnel with a stopcock; you can find all these items at chemistry glass suppliers) and shake well for 30 seconds or so.

    Drain the ethyl acetate (which should be on the bottom) into a beaker which has been placed in an ice bath and repeat the process. Add 1% potassium acetate and mix. Now you want the ethyl acetate to evaporate off. This can be induced by a constant flow of air over the top of the beaker, say from a fan. When it dries, the remaining crystals are a mixture of potassium penicillin and potassium acetate.

    There you have it, you have put together a laboratory and made Penicillin! You are now officially a mad scientist! Seriously, After looking at all this a few times, I’m guessing that making Penicillin at home isn’t that workable, after all. However, it does make a point. If there’s a collapse, you know there is no way that anyone will be able to reliably produce antibiotics.

    So you can try to do all of the stuff I mentioned, or….you can google search "aquarium antibiotics" and buy fish-Pen (250mg) or Fish-Pen Forte (500mg) online. 100 tablets go for about 39.99 at the lower dose and 49.99 for the higher dose. Buy as much as you can afford, there is no prescription necessary. $400 will buy you 1000 tablets to save or to use for barter. It seems like a lot of money, but those antibiotics will be like gold in a collapse situation.

    It’s clear to me that every prepper should have a stockpile of antibiotics (several varieties) in their storage, and should learn what each one is used for. If you don’t want to buy fish medicine, at least grow plants that have some antibacterial action. Garlic has scientifically proven antibacterial properties. Other plants that are thought to be helpful would be calendula (a special type of marigold), goldenseal, cayenne pepper, eucalyptus and thyme.

    For more info, download Dr Bones and Nurse Amy Show #7 or look up my article on survivalblog.com from 7/28/10. (A doctor's thoughts on antibiotics, expiration dates and TEOTWAWKI).

    Here's the article link: http://www.survivalblog.com/2010/07/..._antibiot.html

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    When 'zombies' attack, the government wants you prepared

    By Edie Ross - The Hutchinson News - eross@hutchnews.com



    (Courtesy photo) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is using the fictitious threat of zombies to remind the public to be prepared

    Amid mounting concerns over what some say is an impending war with the undead, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Kansas Adjutant General's Department are urging citizens to be ready for a zombie apocalypse.

    "You may laugh now, but when it happens, you'll be happy you read this..." a CDC website devoted to zombie preparedness says.

    And the Kansas Adjutant General's Department has proclaimed October as Zombie Preparedness Month.

    Emergency preparedness officials have thoroughly researched zombie propaganda, including movies such as "Resident Evil" and "Night of the Living Dead," to know how to best defend against a zombie attack.

    Based on that research, it is likely that zombies are created by an infectious virus passed on via biting or contact with bodily fluids. With that in mind, the CDC suggests avoiding zombies or undead persons at all costs, which may necessitate holing up in a home or basement for days at a time.

    To that end, state and national emergency preparedness groups suggest creating an emergency kit including the following:

    * Water (1 gallon per person per day);

    * Food (especially nonperishable items you eat regularly);

    * Medications (prescription and nonprescription);

    * Tools and supplies (utility knife, duct tape, battery powered radio, etc.);

    * Sanitation and hygiene items;

    * Clothing and bedding;

    * Important documents (copies of driver's license, passport, birth certificate, etc.);

    * First aid supplies.

    In addition to making an emergency kit, the CDC and Kansas Adjutant's General's Department suggest coming up with a family emergency plan, including:

    * Several rendezvous points for your family to meet in the case of a zombie attack. The CDC suggests selecting a point inside your home, outside of your home and outside of your neighborhood in the event that you are unable to return home.

    * Emergency contact numbers for police and fire departments. It is wise to have an out-of-state contact to call who can let other family members know you are safe.

    * Several evacuation routes. Zombies are driven by hunger (for brains) and will not stop until they find a food source. Find multiple routes to get out of town.

    Back to reality

    In reality, no one is really worried about zombies attacking.

    But the CDC and Kansas Adjutant General's Department are taking advantage of popular culture's interest in Hollywood's portrayal of zombies to remind people to take an "all-hazards approach" to preparing themselves for tornadoes, floods, fires, hurricanes, terrorist attacks and other disasters.

    By jokingly telling the public how to prepare for a zombie attack, emergency preparedness officials are arming citizens to handle any emergency with the same basic preparations: Create an emergency kit that will allow your family to survive for a minimum of three days and devise an emergency plan and practice it so your family knows what to do if disaster strikes.

    "We felt like this was a catchy idea and a new approach," said Sharon Watson, Kansas Adjutant General's Department spokeswoman. "I think this will help us draw in some attention we might not get otherwise. Hopefully it will help people look at emergency preparedness with a new perspective and we'll still get the end result we are wanting - for people to think about what they need to do as a family to prepare for the disasters we see in Kansas."

    Another zombie movie? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is using the imaginary threat of zombies to remind the public to be prepared for other disasters. Their marketing campaign includes posters, a novella and social media efforts. The CDC is also sponsoring a video contest with the winning videos featured on the CDC homepage and YouTube channel. Visit www.cdc.gov/phpr/zombies.htm for more information.

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    Conclusive link now admitted: swine flu vaccine causes chronic nervous system disorders

    Mike Adams
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    Sunday, October 9, 2011

    (NaturalNews) The nation of Finland has now openly admitted that the swine flu vaccine "conclusively" causes narcolepsy, a chronic nervous system disorder that makes people uncontrollably fall asleep. The Finnish government, in acknowledging this link, says it will pay for "lifetime medical care" for 79 children who have been irreparably damaged by the swine flu vaccine. (http://news.yahoo.com/finland-vows-care-narcolepsy-kids-had-swine-flu-183...)

    Narcolepsy isn't the only side effect now admitted to be caused by swine flu vaccines: 76 of the 79 children also suffered hallucinations and "paralyzing physical collapses," say Finnish researchers.

    Remarkably, even though the link between swine flu vaccines and permanent neurological damage in children is now openly admitted by the Finnish government, there is absolutely no talk about halting the utterly unscientific ritual of injecting children with flu vaccines in the first place. Not only are flu vaccines harmful to children (as is now admitted), but flu vaccines don't even work! A simple daily dose of vitamin D would do far more to halt influenza than any vaccine (http://www.naturalnews.com/029760_vi...influenza.html).

    U.S. refuses to admit vaccines harm anyone

    The U.S. government, of course, still refuses to admit vaccines cause any harm whatsoever. Both the government and the vaccine industry continue to push the fabricated fairy tale that "vaccines are safe and effective," meaning they harm no one but help everyone. Yet the truth is practically the polar opposite: Vaccines harm countless millions of children each year in ways that are usually never linked to vaccines (mild mental retardation, suppressed immune function, learning disabilities, etc.). At the same time, vaccines are all but worthless at preventing infections. Even the vaccine industry's own research shows that flu shots only work on 1 out of 100 people, meaning they're completely useless for 99 percent of those who take them (http://www.naturalnews.com/029641_va...k_science.html).

    Instead of admitting the truth that vaccines cause autism, the U.S. government has conspired with vaccine manufacturers to create a Vaccine Injury Compensation Program which essentially pays "hush money" to parents of permanently harmed children to make sure they cannot bring their claims of harm to federal courts (http://www.naturalnews.com/033635_va...overnment.html).

    Even worse, the medical establishment -- which is heavily influenced if not downright dominated by pharmaceutical interests -- absolutely refuses to advocate vitamin D as a flu prevention nutrient. Vitamin D is safe, effective and affordable. It's available without a prescription and could save literally billions of dollars in national health care costs for just pennies per day per person. So why won't the medical establishment promote vitamin D? Precisely because it would cost the industry billions of dollars in lost profits from all the sickness and degenerative disease that is prevented by vitamin D.

    Of course vaccines cause autism!

    There is absolutely no question in the mind of any reasonably informed person that vaccines cause neurological damage, including (but not limited to) autism. Only the corporate-whore scientists around the world continue their charade that vaccines are not linked to autism; or that vaccines even work in the first place. Most Americans haven't yet heard the secret interview with Merck vaccine scientist Dr. Maurice Hilleman where he openly admits vaccines carry dozens of strains of cancer-causing "stealth" viruses. Read the transcript here:
    http://www.naturalnews.com/033584_Dr...eman_SV40.html

    Listen to the interview at:
    http://naturalnews.tv/v.asp?v=13EAAF...2F94D2CD90EF7B

    Similarly, most people still don't know that Dr. Jonas Salk, the celebrated "grandfather" of vaccines who is credited with creating the polio vaccine, was an unindicted medical criminal who committed heinous crimes against humanity in the name of "medical science." (http://www.naturalnews.com/031564_Jo...periments.html)

    In fact, the whole history of vaccines and medicine has been utterly distorted by the medical establishment to paint vaccines in a glorified light of public health. But the real story is that vaccines are now -- and have always been -- tools for causing disease and promoting sickness so that the pharmaceutical industry can benefit as a result.

    The horrifying truth about the vaccine industry and medical establishment

    Remember, this is the same industry that got caught conducting outrageous medical experiments on Guatemalan prisoners (http://www.naturalnews.com/033483_Gu...periments.html). These are the same people who ran Tuskegee experiments on African Americans, too (http://www.naturalnews.com/029924_me...Guatemala.html).

    Do you honestly think these same vaccine criminals would not also use innocent children for their own mass inoculation medical experiments? Remember: These are hard-core, Nazi-style criminals we're talking about here. This is who runs the pharmaceutical industry. The former chairperson of Bayer, for example, was a convicted Nazi war criminal who was indicted and sentenced at the Nuremburg trials:

    Don't believe me? Read your history:

    "Dr. Fritz ter Meer, a director of IG Farben who was directly involved in developing the nerve gas, Zyklon-B, which killed millions of Jews, was sentenced to seven years in prison but was released after four years through the intervention of Rockefeller and J.J. McCloy, then U.S. High Commissioner for Germany. An unrepentant Fritz ter Meer, guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity, returned to work in Bayer where he served as Chairman for more than 10 years, until 1961. This same ter Meer, a convicted Nazi war criminal, went on to become one of the initiators of the Codex Alimentarius Commission in 1962, an organization that was nurtured by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and latterly the World Trade Organization (WTO)." (http://www.naturalnews.com/024534_Eu...ealth_WHO.html)

    Governments know vaccines maim and kill children -- that's exactly why they push them so aggressively

    You see, every world government already knows that vaccines are murder. They know vaccines kill and maim children. They know vaccines cause autism and neurological disorders. They know this and then they keep promoting vaccines anyway. Why? Because they are mass murderers who have philosophical roots in Nazi Germany and the eugenics movement. Even today's FDA can be traced backed to eugenics and population control. Bill Gates, who promotes world vaccination, openly admits that vaccines and health care can "reduce world population by 10 to 15 percent" if they "do a good job." (http://www.naturalnews.com/029911_va...ill_Gates.html)

    Don't believe me? Watch Bill Gates say it himself in this video:
    http://www.naturalnews.tv/v.asp?v=A1...3290536575C723

    Vaccines are not given to children with the "accident" that they kill some children and cause neurological disorders in others; no, they are given to children BECAUSE they cause neurological disorders, organ failure, infertility, reduced intelligence and numerous other side effects.

    Today's vaccines create tomorrow's health care customers, you see.

    Vaccines keep Big Pharma in business based on repeat profits

    How else is Big Pharma supposed to ensure its future profits if the population were actually allowed to stay healthy? The whole point of vaccines is to DAMAGE HUMAN HEALTH and rake in trillions of dollars in long-term profits from all the suffering and disease caused by those vaccines.

    C'mon, folks: Do you really think all these for-profit companies are trying to HELP humanity? Do you really think drug company CEOs are goody-goody humanitarians who would give up their shareholder profits and drive their own companies out of business by promoting lasting health?

    Wake up, people. Wake up and smell the coffee. Drug companies think absolutely nothing of murdering Nigerian children (http://www.naturalnews.com/023654.html) or even using your own children as medical experiments as long as they make more money in the process. And as the editor of NaturalNews, having seen countless documents, tips, testimonials and other sources of information that have been given to me over the years, I can tell you with absolute certainty that the pharmaceutical industry is actively using vaccines to CAUSE degenerative disease as a way to lock in future profits from that disease.

    Vaccines are a business continuity strategy used by the for-profit pharmaceutical industry

    It's just like a greasy car mechanic throwing some solvents into your gas tank so that you have to come back for engine repairs after a few hundred miles. The drug companies are willing to do anything to guarantee their profits, and that includes committing acts of genocide against the human race as long as it fattens their bottom line profits.

    We are not dealing with ethical, principled human beings in the pharmaceutical industry, folks. We are dealing with criminal-minded monsters who have found a way to selfishly enrich themselves at the expense and suffering of others.

    And they relish in it. They get off on watching children suffer and die from their vaccines. They get a rise out of the fact that they are pulling off this scam with such success that the sheeple of the world will actually line up at their local pharmacies and beg to be injected with the very chemical adjuvants and live viral materials that will destroy their health and turn them into lifetime medical victims.

    The sick, demented medical elite who engineer all this (which includes top people at the FDA, by the way), are like modern-day vampires who suck the life out of innocent little children in order to feed their own devilish appetites for wealth and power. And watching it all happen every day in America, Finland, and everywhere else around the world is absolutely infuriating. That's why I work so hard to expose these medical quacks for the true criminals they really are. These people who lead Big Pharma and the vaccine industry would infect your baby with cancer if it guaranteed them chemotherapy profits two decades down the road.

    These people should be arrested, thrown in prison and charged with their role in these crimes against humanity. Occupy Wall Street is just one movement that's rising up in opposition to the total scam of the fraudulent banking industry and the Federal Reserve, but we need another movement: Occupy Big Pharma where the sick, degenerate masses who have been harmed by all these vaccines and deadly pharmaceuticals march on the drug companies and arrest their CEOs for crimes against humanity.

    I know that day is coming. There will be a day when the angry, diseased masses figure out the depth of the medical crimes that have been committed against them in the name of "public health..." and they will rage against the machine.

    To all the vaccine company CEOs out there: Enjoy your millions right now, because there will come a day when you have to answer for how you got that money and who really had to pay the price for your financial windfall. Hundreds of millions of children are harmed today around the world because of vaccines, and that number will continue to rise with each passing year that we allow humanity to be chemically assaulted by these biological weapons known as "vaccines."


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    Vitamin D Better than Fluoride at Cavity Prevention

    Anthony Gucciardi
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    October 10, 2011

    The link between adequate vitamin D levels and increased cavity prevention is long established, with documentation as far back as the Civil War demonstrating the effect of natural sunlight exposure on dental health. Fluoride, which is currently pushed by the government and some mainstream health organizations as a powerful anti-cavity measure, has an even larger amount of scientific research highlighting its negative benefits such as reduced IQ and cancer. Furthermore, it has been found that fluoride does not effectively prevent cavities.In a report of men rejected from the Civil War draft for lost teeth, a distinction was made between those who received adequate amounts of vitamin D-generating sunlight and those who did not. Only 8 per 100 men from Kentucky suffered from lost teeth, while the number jumped to 25 out of 100 New England men found to have missing teeth.

    Of course the increased sunlight allows for optimum vitamin D production, which in northern areas is not possible during many parts of the year. It was Clarence Mills and Bion East who first conducted studies over geographical location and the prevalence of sunlight exposure back in the 1930s. The study observed young males between 12 and 14 from a cross-section survey taken between 1933 and 1934. East found that cavities were inversely related to mean hours of annual sunlight and subsequent vitamin D levels.
    The subjects living in the west, where vitamin D production and sunlight are at higher levels, averaged 3,000 hours of sunlight per year and half as many cavities as those in the northeast. The study found that northeastern participants averaged less than 2,200 hours of annual sunlight, leading to significantly less vitamin D production.
    Another interesting fact is that vitamin D also attacks oral bacteria, due to the production of a polypeptide known as cathelicidin, which is made in addition to vitamin D by your body in response to direct sunlight.
    Meanwhile studies have been documenting how your drinking water may be giving you cancer, reducing your IQ, and causing other health problems. The reason for this is the presence of fluoride in the drinking water, a substance which a 2010 study published in the Environmental Health Perspectives found to decrease IQ in children. Shockingly, over 24 studies have confirmed the link between fluoride consumption and decreased cognitive function. However fluoride also wreaks havoc on other parts of the body, with 100 animal studies linking fluoride to an increase in male infertility, diabetes, and other diseases.
    Vitamin D is not only naturally produced by the body in response to sunlight, but it comes with 0 side effects when properly utilized. Preventing cavities through sunlight exposure and vitamin D3 supplementation is a very simple and effective method. Fluoride, on the other hand, not only does not adequately prevent cavities but will heavily damage your body and increase your risk of cancer. Keep in mind that in many areas vitamin D production during winter months is very limited, so it may be necessary to supplement with around 5 to 10,000 IU of vitamin D3 daily. The only way to know for sure if your vitamin D levels are optimal is to have your blood tested.
    Sources:
    1. http://www.landesbioscience.com/journals/dermatoendocrinology/Grant2DE3-3.pdf
    2. Lewis JR. Exemptions from military service on account of loss of teeth. Dental Cosmos 1865; 7:240-2. (in East BR. Some epidemiological aspect of tooth decay. Am J Pub Health 1942; 32:1424-50).
    3. McBeath EW, Zucker TF. The Role of vitamin D in the control of dental caries in children. J Nutrition 1938; 15:6.
    4. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/110930%2C110949?dopt=Abstract
    5. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10601780?dopt=Abstract
    6. Cheng YX, IQ of children in areas of high fluorine content, Chinese Journal of Control of Endemic Diseases,Supplement 1991.
    7. J Epidemiol (CL, 1996 Dec; 6 (4): 184-91
    8. Avioli LV. Fluoride treatment of osteoporosis. Postgrad Med: a special report, 14 Sept 1987:26-27.


    Explore More:
    1. Sunlight and Vitamin D Shown to Reduce Chickenpox Risk
    2. Vitamin D Improves Vascular Health and Lowers Blood Pressure
    3. Fluoride Supplements Shown to Have No Benefits, Only Dangers
    4. Breaking: Fluoride Linked to #1 Cause of Death in New Research
    5. 3 Reasons You May Not be Getting Enough Vitamin D this Summer
    6. A Vitamin D Deficiency Could be to Blame for Depressive Winter Months

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    Smart Meters - More Radiation Than A Cell Phone Tower

    August 22, 2011

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    The FCC limit for public exposure to microwave radio-frequency radiation is about 600 microwatts per square centimeter *for thirty (30) minutes*, at the cell-phone and 'smart' meter range of frequencies. Perhaps people living over banks of meters should aim for a thirty-minute nightly bout of sleep.

    These FCC levels are based solely on the heating effect of those levels, not on other biological effects. Numerous scientists and public health advocates have called for much, much lower levels of acceptable exposure, based on a long list of experimental and epidemiological studies showing clear effects at lower levels..

    Technical information about measurement instrument: This high frequency analyzer has two (2) attenuators on the antenna, rendering it able to read much higher peak power density levels of RF, and changing the read-out units from microwatts per square METER to microwatts per square CENTIMETER. It reads RF in the 800 MHz to 3.0 GHz range.

    PG&E and other utilities claim that wireless smart meters emit a fraction of radiation compared to other common wireless devices. This is a blatant lie, as anyone with an analyzer can determine for themselves. Thanks to San Francisco resident Amy O'Hair for going out and doing this critical work.

    Where is the Department of Public Health? Where is the FCC? Or the CPUC?

    It seems that if people want to know the truth, we can no longer rely on government agencies. We just have to organize and do it ourselves.

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    A heart bypass for $5,200? Why more Americans are going abroad for surgery to save money

    By Daily Mail Reporter
    Last updated at 9:13 AM on 12th October 2011
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    It was once associated with shady doctors and unsafe conditions, but medical tourism has become a booming multi-billion dollar industry.

    And more Americans are travelling abroad than ever for cut-price health care, in a bid to avert the astronomical costs of undergoing treatment at home.

    From a nip-and-tuck to dental work or a heart bypass, hospitals around the world treat millions of foreign patients a year - and most of them fly in from the U.S., experts say.


    High tech: Dr Devi Shetty sits in front of a high definition monitor showing part of a patient seeking treatment from the country side - thanks to 'tele-medicine'

    A recent report from Reuters showed than Americans can typically expect to save 40-50 per cent depending on the procedure.

    However, in some cases, the savings could be much more. According to the Medical Tourism Association, savings could be as much as 90 per cent.

    The cost of a heart bypass in the U.S., averages $144,000, according to the MTA, compared to a cut-price $14,802 in Colombia, or an astounding $5,200 in India; while a patient seeking a less-invasive procedure, such as Lasik, can pay as little as $500 in India for both eyes, compared to over $4,000 stateside.

    For those seeking a nip-tuck, the prices show similar shocking variance. Liposuction, averaging $9,000 in the U.S., is cut to $2,500 in Colombia and $3,900 in Costa Rica, and American patients can save as much as $11,000 on a face lift in a foreign country.

    Lured by more affordable medical care and modern facilities, places like Malaysia, India and Turkey, have also become hot-spots for patients seeking procedures abroad, according to experts.

    Medscape News web site has forecast medical tourism in Asia could generate $4.4billion by 2012.


    Globalisation: Emiru Woldeyes a travel agent traveled from Addis Eithiopia to Bangkok Thailand for treatment at the Bangkok Hospital

    According to the Korea Health Industry Development Institute, the number of tourists coming to South Korea ballooned last year to nearly 82,000, generating about $700million in revenues.

    By next year, Singapore aims to treat a million foreign patients a year, generating about $3billion for the economy, the Singapore Straits Times has reported; while neighbouring Malaysia, attracted nearly 400,000 medical tourists last year, and aims to increase that number to 1.9million by 2020.

    The Philippines also sees itself as a cut-price destination, and is projecting the number of medical tourists to hit one million by 2015, generating at least $1billion in revenue.

    Dr Glen Stream, president of the American Academy of Family Physicians, explained that many of the patients are middle-class workers who simply can't afford medical care at home.

    He told the New York Daily News: 'Historically, wealthy people have travelled to the U.S. for treatments. What we're seeing now is American citizens going in the other direction.'


    Cut-price: Savings can be as much as 90 per cent for Americans seeking medical care abroad, reports the Medical Tourism Association

    Experts say many other factors, including the wobbling U.S. economy, are contributing to the rise in the globalization of health care.

    Many countries are seeing a massive investment in the health care sector and improved medical standards in countries in South and Central America and Asia.

    More than 400 organisations in 39 countries over the last ten years have been accredited by the Joint Commission International, which is affiliated with the same body that accredits U.S. hospitals. And many foreign doctors now receive their training in the U.S.

    A statement from the Medical Tourism Association's website reads: 'These hospitals are being built to keep local patients from traveling abroad for healthcare and to also to attract foreign patients across borders.

    'With the global economic crisis, many foreign patients who traditionally may have travelled to the US are finding healthcare solutions locally or in other countries as more and more hospitals are being build and seeking international accreditation.'

    Some experts, however, lament the rise of the medical tourism industry, saying it exacerbates a brain drain of talent from the state to the private system, from rural to urban areas.

    A paper published in the International Journal for Equity in Health last year said specialists were being swayed by the higher wages and better technology of the private sector.

    If the industry achieved even a fraction of its projected growth 'this could ultimately lead to locals being priced out of their own health care system, as demand from foreign patients can drive up the costs of providing care for everyone', it said.

    Experts cite other concerns such as medical errors, lax follow-up care, and insurance, regulatory and ethical issues.

    The World Health Organisation said in a report late last year that rapid development of medical tourism had presented 'considerable implications for public health'.

    It said that with the influx of foreign patients, the demand for and price of healthcare might rise. 'In addition, an increasing number of health services might cater for the needs of foreign patients and neglect local needs', it said.

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