Raided Organic coop- family held hostage

So this is America the free??

Without warning -at gun point the state can raid a home and hold a mother and 10 children hostage while your belongings are confiscated.

On the morning of December 1, 2008, law enforcement officers forcefully entered the Stowers’ residence, without first announcing they were police or stating the purpose of the visit. With guns drawn, officers swiftly and immediately moved to the upstairs of the home, finding ten children in the middle of a home-schooling lesson. Officers then moved Jacqueline Stowers and her children to their living room where they were held for more than six hours.

Without a complaint filed against Manna Storehouse or the Stowers related to the quality or healthfulness of the food distributed through the co-op.  The Buckeye Institute’s legal center will defend the Stowers from any criminal charges related to the raid.

The Stowers operate an organic food cooperative called Manna Storehouse. ODA and Lorain County Health Department agents forcefully raided their home and unlawfully seized the family’s personal food supply, cell phones and personal computers. The legal center seeks to halt future similar raids.

“The use of these police state tactics on a peaceful family is simply unacceptable,” Buckeye Institute President David Hansen said.  “Officers rushed into the Stowers’ home with guns drawn and held the family – including ten young children – captive for six hours. This outrageous case of bureaucratic overreach must be addressed.”

The Buckeye Institute argues the right to buy food directly from local farmers; distribute locally-grown food to neighbors; and pool resources to purchase food in bulk are rights that do not require a license.

In addition, the right of peaceful citizens to be free from paramilitary police raids, searches and seizures is guaranteed under the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution and Section 14, Article 1 of the Ohio Constitution.

“The Stowers’ constitutional rights were violated over grass-fed cattle, pastured chickens and pesticide-free produce,” Buckeye Institute 1851 Center of Constitutional Law Director Maurice Thompson said.

Such are raids are beyond the scope of the purely administrative authority delegated to ODA and county health departments. In enforcing licensure laws, these agencies are only permitted to contract for routine enforcement services. Forceful raids and sweeping searches and seizures are not routine, and exceed the authority granted to ODA and county health departments.

The Buckeye Institute seeks an injunction against similar future raids, and a declaration that such licensure laws are unconstitutional as applied the Stowers and individuals like them.

Resources

A copy of the complaint is available at

http://www.buckeyeinstitute.org/stowers.pdf

A video of the Stowers describing the raid
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdLxMKuxyr4&eurl=http://www.buckeyeinstitute.org/&feature=player_embedded.

http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_16193.cfm

Raid on Family’s Home and Organic Food Co-Op Challenged
The Buckeye Institute, December 17, 2008

Nuclear waste piles up at hospitals and research centers

Does this warm your heart and make you feel comfy?

In BARNWELL, S.C. for years used radioactive materials from across the country have been trucked into the landfills in this poor rural town for permanent disposal!  Truckloads of low-level nuclear waste like rice-size radioactive seeds for treating cancer and pencil-thin nuclear tubes used in industrial gauges from most of the U.S. were taken to a rural South Carolina landfill sealed in concrete and buried.

I guess someone had to do it.

This all changed July 1 when the state of South Caroline finally cried Injun and stopped  this practice.

Now across America spent radioactive materials are piling up in hospital and research facility basements and locked closets.
Nuclear waste piles up at hospitals – SEANNA ADCOX, Associated Press 9/25/2008

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080926/ap_on_re_us/nuclear_trash

Immune system replacement or death by own cells

Why does the immune systems of some middle aged women suddenly turn against turn against them? Why are middle-aged women most vulnerable?

One woman Bari Martz began gasping for breath, her fingers turned blue and her hands became clentched with her joints so stiffened that she couldn’t even open her hands.  Death could be a consequence if something radical did not happen quickly
Doctors stored her own stem cells from her blood.  They destroyed her original misguided immune system and infused her own cultured stem cells.

Now two years later Bari rejuvenated immune system is helping her lungs and joints continue to heal; their functioning is greatly improved.

Scleroderma was the diagnosis. It is one of a family of autoimmune disorders that causes the body’s immune system to begin destroying its own cells causing thickening skin, stiffening joints, destroying blood vessels, and sometimes causing death through kidney and lung failure.

“The notion that more immuno-suppression is better is somewhat logical,” says Dr. Ellen Goldmuntz of the National Institutes of Health, which is funding some of the research. “The question’s how best to do it.”
Immune System Transplant Saves Woman – LAURAN NEERGAARD

http://news.aol.com/health/article/immune-system-transplant-saves-woman/183862

"The Mother's Act" -Big Pharm is at it again!

“Big Pharma is pushing hard for passage of The Mothers Act, a bill that would require all pregnant women to be “screened” for depression and then drugged with patented antidepressant drugs. The bill is being reintroduced by Sen. Harry Reid, who is reportedly attempting to include it in a legislative package called the “Coburn Omnibus Bill.”

Antidepressants are linked to violent thoughts and suicidal behavior in expectant mothers and new moms. Rather than treating the root cause of maternal depression — nutritional deficiencies — the medical industry wants to put expectant mothers on dangerous psychotropic drugs that may impact the health of their newborns.

NaturalNews interviewed one mother who, after being forcefully put on antidepressant drugs, began to hallucinate murdering her newborn. When she sought help at the local hospital, they doubled her dose of SSRIs and had her arrested and held against her will. Later, once she realized the drugs were causing her violent thoughts, she stopped taking the drugs and her violent hallucinations vanished within days.

This woman, Amy Philo, founded UNITE (www.UniteForLife.org) and is organizing grassroots opposition to The Mothers Act in order to protect women (and their children) from mandatory medications with psych drugs.
Contact your Senators in Washington  and voice their opposition to The Mothers Act.

To learn more about this issue, watch this YouTube video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUiszFyIby4

Also, visit Amy Philo’s website at www.UniteForLife.org

Also consider printing and signing the following letter, then faxing it (or mailing it) to your Senator:

Letter of opposition to the Mothers Act

DON’T LET THE 110th CONGRESS BE RESPONSIBLE FOR INCREASING ANTIDEPRESSANT-RELATED BIRTH DEFECTS AND INFANT DEATHS.

DO NOT PASS THE MOTHERS ACT AS PART OF AN OMNIBUS PACKAGE.

The MOTHERS Act is a highly controversial bill, considering the growing public awareness that antidepressants have serious and even deadly side effects. This bill, if passed, will assuredly increase the number of pregnant women and new mothers being put on antidepressant drugs. There are already too many pregnant women being put on antidepressants evidenced by the FDA’s adverse reaction reports (MedWatch) listed below. This bill will assuredly increase the number of pregnant women and new mothers being prescribed antidepressants documented by the U.S. FDA to cause suicidal ideation, mania, worsening depression and birth defects. FDA’s MedWatch System (Adverse Drug Reactions) Already Has Overwhelming Evidence of Spontaneous Abortions, Premature Babies and Birth Defects from SSRI Antidepressants:

Doctors, other health care providers, pharmacists, lawyers and consumers filed the following adverse drug reaction reports with the FDA’s MedWatch system during 2004-2007 concerning pregnant women taking antidepressants (the most common and recommended treatment for women diagnosed with postpartum depression). In all the reports below, antidepressants were cited as the primary suspected drug to have caused the adverse reaction in pregnant women:

145 spontaneous abortions
150 premature babies
208 babies born with heart disease
218 babies born with defects

The FDA states that only 1-10% of side effects are even reported to their MedWatch database. Using a median range of 5% being reported, the actual number of pregnant women experiencing adverse reactions to antidepressant drugs is estimated as follows:

2,900 spontaneous abortions
3,000 premature births
4,160 babies born with heart disease
4,360 babies born with birth defects

The “Melanie Blocker-Stokes Postpartum Depression Research and Care Act,” also known as “The MOTHERS Act” was named after Melanie Stokes, a new mother who was subjected to a cocktail of psychiatric drugs and electroshock after being diagnosed with post-partum depression. It was only after she had been administered drugs documented by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to cause suicidal ideation that she committed suicide.

Do not allow the pharmaceutical interests to put new mothers and their unborn children at risk.

Do not pass the MOTHERS Act.

Signed

___________________________

Printed Name:

___________________________

Address & Phone Number

___________________________

http://www.naturalnews.com/024254.htm
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Miracles in your life-you can do it too!

Love + prayer power + docs + determination saved young woman
Woman Survives 12 pound heart tumor that exploded producing live threatening blood clots

At Cleveland Clinic 32-year-old Marianne Cook’s life was perilous. The damage to her legs from the lack of blood was obvious. “It was pretty much as bad as I have ever seen, ” said Dr. Sean Lyden, a vascular surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic. “Her legs looked mottled and purplish, and it really looked like she was going to lose her legs.” The physicians would try their best to help her to save her, but they didn’t hold out much hope.

A scheduled emergency surgery, a usual one-hour operation ended up taking eight hours. The clots in her brain were too numerous and difficult to remove safely. Doctors could only hope that her brain could recover enough functioning with help of the undamaged sections of the brain.

Then more support help arrives.

The doctors could do no more. While in intensive care, the strain on her family was too much, her 64-year-old father, Stanley Cook, died of a heart attack in his sleep.

In spite of the overwhelming multiple tragedyies, “her family waited by her bedside and prayed. “We believe in the power of prayer,” her mother said. And there was a lot of it. Her mother called the “prayer team” at her church. From there one person called another. Word, and prayers, were relayed from church to church, state to state. Within days “we had people across the country praying for her,” said Wilma.

For a week, there was no change, Marianne remained paralyzed on her right side. “Then, eight days later, Marianne started to move a toe. A few days later, a foot. The paralysis was slowly fading. The recovery had begun.

Just after Christmas, Marianne was released to a nursing home. Therapists predicted it would take a year before she was ready to go home. They, too, had underestimated Marianne and all her support help. Less than three months after her collapse, Marianne arrived home — walking and talking, and ever so grateful.

Marianne lost vision in one eye and part of one toe from the lack of circulation. But her prognosis is good. She and her family say they don’t know much about miracles. But this, they say, certainly comes close. Her doctors approach it much the same way.

“I cannot remember ever seeing someone with so many strokes and so many problems before surgery walking out of the hospital,” said Dr. Gillinov.”

For more Medicine on the Cutting Edge stories by John McKenzie, click here.
http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/MedicineCuttingEdge/

New Born Angel speeds dad’s recovery

“John Seville, a 41-year-old New Jersey police officer, was working in his garden three months ago when his legs felt cold and his vision became severely impaired.

“At that particular point in time, he’s dead,” said Dr. James Slater, one of Seville’s doctors. “The question is: Is he going to remain dead? … After a 51?2-hour operation repaired Seville’s aorta. But many of his organs were failing, including his brain. A CT scan revealed areas of his brain with extensive damage. Three days after the surgery, Seville entered a minimally conscious state, paralyzed on his left side and showing few signs of progress. Connie Seville, John’s wife, who was 40 weeks pregnant with their second child, stood by John’s side.

While her husband was fighting for his life, Connie went into labor and gave birth to Levi Seville, a baby boy within hours of Levi’s birth, Connie thought this baby might hold the key to her healing her husband.”

An angel to the rescue.

“The nursery brought the baby down with Connie and held him up to John’s face,” said Vicky Dunn, John’s nurse at the hospital. “And John just cracked the biggest smile on his face. The unit got quiet, and then you just heard people crying. It was a beautiful sight.”

Sight of New Son Returns Dad to Life
Seville Family’s Love Revives Father’s Wounded Heart

– JOHN MCKENZIE July 9, 2008

http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/MedicineCuttingEdge/


Coastal evacuations people helping people

People have learned from Katrina and are putting their hard learned lessons to practice with this hurricane season in full force. People are helping everyone that can to get out of New Orleans and other cities along the Gulf today.
Buses collecting would-be evacuees from 17 locations across New Orleans will continue to run Sunday until 3 p.m. and 6 PM the last flight from the airport will leave, city officials said, giving residents further opportunity to get out of town ahead of Hurricane Gustav.

The bus service at those locations was scheduled to end at noon and officials decided to extend it three more hours even though the number of people showing up had slowed to a trickle by mid-day.

Residents also can show up directly at the city’s evacuation center at the Amtrak station on Loyola Ave.

18,000 people have evacuated through buses, trains and airplanes contracted by the government. The number of people passing through the processing center earlier today was a sharp contrast to Saturday, when thousands waited in long lines to board buses that would take them to shelters throughout the state and region. Hopefully most people got out of town on Saturday The last city buses were scheduled to gather people from 17 pick up spots at 3PM and the last flight out is scheduled for 6PM tonight.

Sarah Carr, The Times-Picayune Sunday August 31, 2008
http://www.nola.com/hurricane/index.ssf/2008/08/few_lastminute_evacuees_at_tra.html

We can continue to help each other by including all people and nature in crisis in our positive thoughts of love and healing and donate to centers in our area that will send help to families and animals in crisis.

Extracted Wisdom teeth – store them for stem cell bank

One day you may harvest your extracted wisdom teeth for your personal stem cell bank. Researchers in Japan have successfully made stem cells from wisdom teeth, creating an alternative source of pluripotent cells for research and treatment of diseases.

Pluripotent cells are undifferentiated cells that carry your personal genetic code. Extracted wisdom teeth if banked properly could be used later in your life to make various body tissues.  Because these cells are grown from your own cells chance of reaction and rejection is greatly  reduced. This technique would silence the ethics issues around using embryonic stem cells.

Scientists at Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology cells from teeth frozen for three years after being removed from a 10 year old girl. Last year, Japan announced it would be spending 10 billion yen, over 90 million US dollars, on stem cell research in the next 5 years.

Dentistry.co.uk recently reported on the use of baby teeth as a source of stem cells by UK company BioEden.

http://www.dentistry.co.uk/news/news_detail.php?id=1442

Bike to improve brain power and…

All sectors of society should follow the example of a few of our colleges.

To easy limited space for parking, Emory, Duke, Washington, Northern Illinois University and Illinois State University are setting the bar high for going green and decreasing their carbon footprint through biking.

Emory is selling discounted bicycles to students and faculty, adding bike lanes to campus roads and stocking bikes that can be borrowed for free. The university is pushing its $250,000 “Bike Emory” initiative, launched a year ago, in hopes of convincing students and faculty that the eco-friendly bikes aare the way to help and save money too.

Ripon College is giving away $300 bikes to freshmen who leave their cars at home.

Emory started a bike-share program a couple of months ago. It has just 20 bikes now, but that will double by this fall.

At Duke University in Durham, N.C. received $200,000 grant from the state Department of Transportation for the pilot program, the bike-share program.  It began in 2007 and had a waiting list for bikes share program, because all 100 bikes were checked out within just a few weeks. This year Duke will spend $24,000 each year on the program. The goal is to have 5,000 active cyclists each day

Adapted from Colleges peddle bikes to car-loving students- DORIE TURNER, Associated Press Writer

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080810/ap_on_re_us/colleges_bikes

Take charge of your life

The problems in your life are a reflection of your need to heal yourself.

Begin daily taking the first problem that seems to be bothering you and simply say “I’m sorry. I love this experience. I love me and you.” Turn the problem over to the Divine Source who or whatever you call It. Everything can be harmonizes with the Divine connetion.

Did Western Medicine Fail Tim Russert?

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

“The shocking death of Tim Russert last Friday has left an entire nation wondering what happened. He was a model patient, doing everything his doctors asked. All major media have run articles trying to explain the nuances and difficulties in treating coronary artery disease. These articles find little fault in Russert’s care, trying to create the idea that his heart attack was just too hard to predict and that all that could have been done for him was done.

I beg to differ. His death represents the failure of standard medical care to produce a positive result – an occurrence that is all too common in today’s world. ”  Read more.

Byron Richards, CCN