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No country for old monuments

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I am not come to argue with facility the nuances of states' rights, or the socio-economic causation of the American Civil War. I am not come to censure nor to support nor to give up an apologetic for either side. I am come to discuss the meaning of a monument, that strange word which enters our language from Latin - monere - to remind, through Middle English, in the form of monumentum denoting a burial place.

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Charlottesville 'Unite the Right' Rally Diverts Attention From 'Deep State' Agenda

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Let's get something clear in our minds about the 'Unite the Right' rally at Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend. It was organized by fringe elements, people who are actually racist and explicitly embrace fascism. You can see that in the fact that they drew only a few hundred people to their cause, and that - in scenes resembling Victoria Nuland's 'liberated' Ukraine - they wore Nazi-style helmets, displayed Nazi-style symbols, and conducted a torch-lit parade while chanting "Jews will not replace us." Even militia members in attendance distanced themselves from "those lunatics." The cause they were leaping to the defense of is something else though; I'll return to that.

While it might be refreshing to see Western MSM unequivocally condemn their antics - a task made easy by one of the Hitler-fanboys going on a murderous rampage - their vociferous denunciations only expose their rank hypocrisy in apologizing for the similarly neo-Nazi antics that have been on vivid display in Ukraine since 2014. Like everyone else in officialdom, the MSM only cries 'Nazi!' when it's politically expedient to do so.

It's oh-so-convenient that the fallout over the Charlottesville events serves to divide the right and generally undermine the popular conservative backlash against the predominantly liberal establishment and its ultra-liberal minions in academia and other fields, which push its own brands of extremist ideological nonsense like 'identity politics' - nonsense that is actively undermining the fabric of society, dividing the population along numerous lines, and opening the door for god-knows-what horrors to come.

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The Truth Perspective: Weapons of Mass Migration: Interview with Michael Springmann on Europe's Migrant Crisis

Europe's migrant crisis has been the biggest in modern history, prompting stark divisions along political lines. What prompted the crisis? Where is it going? Today on the Truth Perspective we welcome back ex-diplomat J. Michael Springmann to talk about his new book, Goodbye, Europe? Hello, Chaos?: Merkel's Migrant Bomb. Springmann argues that there's more to the crisis than meets the eye. Mass migrations are not random. Historically, they have been engineered to target both the source nations of the refugees, and their final destinations.

Join us at 12-2pm EST (4-6pm UTC, 6-8pm CET) as we discuss the origins and purposes of the migrant crisis, the polarization of Europeans, who bears the ultimate responsibility, and where we go from here.

Running Time: 01:33:58

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Divide, Distract and Conquer: Mainstream Media Peddles Nonsense as Society Falls Apart

It seems like nothing of import can dominate the headlines these days. With North Korea and President Trump in a proverbial pissing contest over who has the "biggest missiles," Google's internal politics going more than just viral, and Dave Chapelle being panned in the leftist media for making "transphobic jokes", there's very little room for anything else.

That said, there is always a little room for parading the Russian boogeyman around; a recent story told us that Paul Manafort's home was raided by the FBI as they sought bank records to confirm his involvement with the evil Russkies. He was Trump's campaign manager during the election, and of course, he's repeatedly denied any collusion between Putin's government and President Trump.

This is the latest in the continuing saga of RussiaGate dead horse that the democratic establishment can't stop themselves from beating. It's the tip of the spear against President Trump in their quest to oust him, and while most of us have moved on, it appears that the media gets their marching orders from the Deep State and so they continue to hack away at their favorite lifeless corpse.

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SOTT Earth Changes Summary - July 2017: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs

As colder summer temperatures and unseasonable snowfall start to become the new normal around the world, heavy rain and floods are breaking long-held records causing widespread damage to property and crops and the death of an increasing number of people.

As more and more animals are killed by lightning strikes, plasma events, 'red sprites' and noctilucent clouds are also on the increase along with meteor/fireballs sightings.

This July, wildfires scorched California, British Columbia, Croatia, Montenegro, Indonesia, France and Portugal, floods ravaged areas from India to Indonesia, and fierce hailstorms hit just about every continent.

It was one more wild month on planet earth. But how many are paying attention?

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The Health & Wellness Show: All About Acupuncture with Elizabeth Ross

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Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years around the world with more than 3 million Americans receiving it each year. While much of acupuncture's effectiveness remains a mystery to mainstream science, stimulating the bioenergetic pathways of the body has been proven to reduce inflammation, improve the flow of energy, relieve pain, reduce high blood pressure and alleviate the symptoms of chronic and serious disease.

Join us for this episode of the Health and Wellness Show where we were joined by Elizabeth Ross, a Registered Acupuncturist and a Nationally Certified Diplomate of Acupuncture. She received her Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MSOM) from the World Medicine Institute in Honolulu, Hawaii where she studied Taoist and Traditional Chinese styles of acupuncture, as well as Qi Gong and Chinese Herbal medicine. (https://www.facebook.com/pg/lizrosslac/).

Running Time: 01:37:31

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Behind the Headlines: Cosmic Weather Report: Trump Storms, Venezuela Cracks, Society Crumbles

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Russiagate has entered Phase 3,691, with leaks suggesting Mueller's FBI probe is targeting Trump for the ultimate takedown. Is it true? Venezuela had its controversial constituent assembly election amid accusations of fraud. Should America come to the rescue or mind its own business? For the first time, an incoming Harvard class has a majority of minorities. Equality of outcome, or the new racism?

Join us on Behind the Headlines, 12-2pm EST (4-6pm UTC, 6-8pm CET), for our discussion of the week's news and assorted topics.

Oh, and we'll also be talking about the weather - terrestrial and cosmic.

Running Time: 02:04:36

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The Health & Wellness Show: Lightening up: The Benefits of Photobiomodulation

The use of light therapy has a long history and was considered cutting edge treatment for a variety of infectious diseases, skin disorders and wounds in the late 1800's and early to mid-1900's but was shunted aside with the invention of antibiotics and the rise of Big Pharma. Now, light therapy is making a comeback and there are hundreds of research articles on the therapeutic benefits of red, near-infrared, green and, sometimes even blue, light. Photobiomodulation has shown promising results in the treatment of a wide array of disorders from chronic pain to Alzheimer's disease to acne and more.

Join us on this episode of The Health and Wellness Show where we'll discuss the science behind why light is so effective, what happens to your body when exposed to certain wavelengths and how to incorporate light therapy into your life in the comfort of your own home.

Running Time: 01:20:00

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Behind the Headlines: The Fall of Western Society and American Isolationism

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Western society is apparently in trouble. 'Left'- and 'Right'-wing ideologies are resorting to increasingly extreme positions and isolating large groups of people from each other.

Meanwhile, a similar parting of the ways seems to be happening at the level of 'international order'. In just one week, the US has increased sanctions on Iran, tabled a new package of sanctions against Russia and North Korea, and slapped sanctions on Venezuela. From positioning itself as the global arbiter of 'just wars' in the aftermath of 9/11, the US is today self-declared as the global arbiter of economic trade.

With sanctions the US government believes it can isolate Russia and other regimes it doesn't like, and thus 'hold the center'. But is it in fact only isolating itself and further polarizing opinion and society inside the USA?

Join us on Behind the Headlines today, from 12-2pm EST (4-6pm UTC, 6-8pm CET), for our discussion of the week's news in context.

Running Time: 01:39:15

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Of Flash Frozen Mammoths and Cosmic Catastrophes

For years I've been fascinated by what could be considered as one of the greatest mysteries of our planet: the demise of the woolly mammoths. Try to imagine the barely imaginable: millions of giant mammoths inexplicably flash-frozen overnight.

This is a fascinating event for several reasons. First, flash-freezing is a very peculiar process that does not really occur on our planet. Also, given the death circumstances, the magnitude and power involved to virtually wipe out the whole mammoth genus is truly astounding.

Mammoth painting in Rouffignac cave
But maybe the most fascinating aspect of this event is that it occurred just 13,000 years ago when the human race was already widely established on planet Earth. For comparison, the upper paleolithic cave paintings found in Southern France (Lascaux, Niaux, Rouffignac,...) were made 17,000 to 13,000 years ago.

This event challenges our uniformitarian vision of history where the progress of life on our planet is a linear process, increasing day after day, undisturbed by any major external setback. Therefore such an event casts a different light on our human condition and the pervasive delusion that human beings are some kind of all-mighty creatures that are above natural laws, including those that govern major catastrophes.

It is a fascinating and puzzling topic because the numerous theories that have been proposed over the last two centuries to explain the demise of the woolly mammoths - such as them being caught in frozen rivers, victims of over-hunting, covered by hail storms, buried in mudslides, fallen in ice crevasses, caught by the ice age - are not sufficient to fully explain this mass extinction.

So, in the following article, I will try to provide explanations about how and why millions of woolly mammoths ended up flash-frozen overnight.