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The Health & Wellness Show: Connecting the Dots: Fighting the winter blues, mental health, and the coming vaccine season

Join us for another Connecting the Dots episode where we'll catch up on the most recent news and timely topics in the world of health.

Winter is coming and Seasonal Affective Disorder will descend upon millions of people in the Northern Hemisphere. What part does shifting light cycles, either natural or artificially enforced through daylight saving time, play in mood and circadian rhythms? How can the effects of waning daylight be mitigated?

Winter also means that flu season is upon us and if the CDC had its way we'd all be vaccinated. We'll check in with that mega-organization and their partners in crime -- Big Pharma and the FDA -- to see what mischief they've been up to most recently.

We'll also discuss Italy's first Veggie City, protein intake and the wonders of vitamin B12, the disturbing rise of anxiety and suicides in children and how to naturally increase mental well being.

Stay tuned, as always, for Zoya's Pet Health Segment where she connects the dots in animal health news.

Relevant links for the show:
Why Daylight Saving Time is bad for you
High schoolers create new light therapy device to treat seasonal affective disorder
CDC won't allow its own whistleblower to testify in vaccine-damage case
The toxic and flawed science behind flu vaccines
Miracle' drugs big pharma now regrets
A recipe for disaster? Turin, Italy's first 'vegetarian city'
Supplements accelerate benzodiazepine withdrawal: A case report and biochemical rationale
Six herbs that promote mental well-being
Running Time: 01:48:11

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Donald Trump Elected President, Democrats and Liberals Freak Out

Riding a wave of anti-establishment sentiment, Donald Trump has won 276 electoral votes, becoming the 45th president of the United States. His rival Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party candidate, did not concede the election from her headquarters in New York but instead chose to do so by telephone. Rumor has it she originally planned to do so by email, but someone took her server.

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Ding Dong - The Witch is ... a total loser. Trump to be 45th President, projected

Well, the Witch has fallen, she's melting, melting. The race for the 45th President of the United States has been called in favor of Donald J. Trump. That doesn't mean it's cinched, but it looks like it.

Not only that, but Republicans have won a majority in the Senate and the House, so we're in for a bumpy ride.

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Hillary Clinton Poised to Snatch Defeat from the Jaws of Victory?

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FBI Director James Comey dropped the proverbial bombshell when he announced a 'reopening' of the investigation into the Hillary Clinton private email server email scandal. For just over a week, the news threatened to detonate smack bang in the middle of the Clinton campaign team, threatening to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory for crooked Hillary. To make matters worse, we learned that a year-long parallel investigation is being carried out against The Clinton Foundation and potential pay-to-play scheming, and that is where the FBI is focusing. It comes with potential bombshells that could substitute Clinton's plans for swanning around the White House with despairingly clutching at the bars of a prison cell.

The fact Clinton is still in the race and that Trump has emerged as the Republican candidate shows how broken US democracy and the political system are. That Clinton hasn't withdrawn from the presidential race, apologising profusely for her misdeeds, shows just how corrupt and power hungry she is and how she views herself as beyond the law. Julian Assange said she is "eaten alive by her ambition," suggestive of a psychopathic nature that doesn't know right from wrong and doubles down on the corrupt behaviour when the heat is on.

Clinton could take office with multiple investigations being run against her and her associates, any of which could bring her down.

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Wakey Wakey! Deep State USA and the US Presidential Election Farce


It's all just a bit of fun really (at your expense)
50-55% of Americans (the number that actually vote) still indulge themselves in the narrative that voting in the Presidential election gives them some influence over the direction their country takes, and provides them with the feeling of having some personal power. The other 45-50% that don't vote get the same feeling by supporting their favorite sports team or emotionally attaching themselves to the daily life choices of their preferred celebrity.

In terms of the 'bigger picture', this year's election is something of a watershed. For the first time the US population is being emotionally manipulated to not just choose between Democrat and Republican, but between two candidates that are clearly (even to the average American) reprehensible assholes. At the same time, the people are being encouraged and manipulated to find as many ways as possible to ignore the fact that the candidates are disgusting individuals, and choose one anyway.

The sane response to being offered either a shit sandwich or a shitshake is to refuse both, but apparently a decent percentage of Americans have, in essence, lost their senses.

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Finding meaning in the chaos: The Trump v Clinton saga


You know that candidates will say anything to get elected, right?
As a reasonably 'awake' person, you would be forgiven for burying your head in the sand and wishing for the unfortunate freak show that is the current US election to end by way of an accommodating giant meteor. 13% of Americans feel exactly that way. Is that, perhaps, a good indicator of the percentage of Americans who are not lost in the bogus left-right political paradigm?

You would also be forgiven for getting too swept up in the fight against either camp, as many 'awake' people have, because there is no shortage of ammo in this battle for those on either side to use.

But if you manage to take a step back, breathe deeply and try to look at this situation objectively, a couple of unavoidable questions surface: "Why are these two freaks America's only choices? Could a population of 320 million really not produce better candidates than this?"

If you know a little about how the world actually works, then you'll know that few things happen by accident, especially in politics. A lot of things are planned by an entrenched elite that 'wins' either way. We're talking Old Money, long-time Washington power-brokers, the revolving-door system from government to top corporations and banks, think-tanks, the military-industrial complex and back into government again. In short, the Deep State, aka the 'Powers That Be' (PTB).

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The Truth Perspective: 2016 US Presidential Election: The American Dream Turns American Nightmare

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Early US presidential election results 2016
Take a look at our 'Picture of the day' today. It fairly accurately sums up the generalized feeling of not only Americans but many people around the world, about the 2016 US Presidential election.

To say the 4 yearly contest has become a depressing and contemptible spectacle that is totally unbecoming for the 'world's greatest democracy' is to understate the matter. Then again, was the US ever the 'world's greatest democracy', or was that moniker little more than an example of the comfortable lie that is not, to the dismay of millions, being exposed?

This week on The Truth Perspective, with just 3 days to 'election' day when only about 40% of adult Americans will actually cast a vote, we'll be analyzing the latest news and considering the deeper implications of the apparent transformation of the American dream into a nightmare, and why it's happening right now.

Why is Hillary being attacked by powerful US establishment entities? Is a Trump win likely? If Trump wins, will he be a '21st Century Hitler'? All this and more will be discussed today by your hosts and special guest.

Running Time: 01:47:45

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Remember Remember... why we don't need them!

You've heard the story about the 'Catholic terrorist' Guido Fawkes and the English parliament. You know what they did to him when he was ratted out by informers. And unless you've been living under a rock these past years, you've heard about V for Vendetta, the Wachowski siblings' movie adaptation of Alan Moore's comic book icon. Even if you haven't watched it yet, then you've almost certainly seen the lead character V's legacy in footage and images from demonstrations across the planet's capital cities in recent years:

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I don't think it's an overstatement to say that this revolutionary movie has inspired a generation to 'rise up'. It has certainly been a fitting prop! Britons traditionally celebrate today with a bonfire in commemoration of Fawkes's death and continuity of the status quo. What most don't realise is that they are celebrating a crime by the elite against the people.
After Queen Elizabeth I died in 1603, English Catholics who had had a rough time under her reign had hoped that her successor, James I, would be more tolerant of their religion. Alas, he was not, and this angered a number of young men who decided that violent action was the answer.

One young man in particular, Robert Catesby suggested to some close friends that the thing to do was to blow up the Houses of Parliament. In doing so, they would kill the King, maybe even the Prince of Wales, and the Members of Parliament who were making life difficult for the Catholics.

To carry out their plan, the conspirators got hold of 36 barrels of gunpowder - and stored it in a cellar, just under the House of Lords.

But as the group worked on the plot, it became clear that some innocent people would be hurt or killed in the attack. Some of the plotters started having second thoughts. One of the group members even sent an anonymous letter warning his friend, Lord Monteagle, to stay away from the Parliament on November 5th.

The warning letter reached the King, and the King's forces made plans to stop the conspirators. Guy Fawkes, who was in the cellar of the parliament with the 36 barrels of gunpowder when the authorities stormed it in the early hours of November 5th, was caught, tortured and executed. [...]
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The story of the Gunpowder Plot is an interesting one. It is generally accepted that it would have been unlikely that the conspirators could gather 36 barrels of gunpowder and store them in a cellar under the house of Lords without the security forces of the day getting suspicious. Furthermore, there is serious doubt about whether the letter mentioned above was in fact genuine. In fact, it is believed today to have been fabricated by the King's officials. Historians suggest that the letter was simply a tool for the King's officials who already knew about the plot from the very mouth of one of the plotters.

As a tool for the king's men, the letter was ideal. It made it easy to explain how the King found out about the Plot and stopped it just in time before his untimely death. At the same time, the letter was vague enough to give the officials all the latitude they wanted in falsifying confessions and to pursue their own anti-Catholic ends. In fact, we could go further and suggest that the entire plot was a set-up, a 17th-century 'false-flag', if you will.

So while the British today misguidedly celebrate the execution of a man whose main aim was to liberate them from injustice, the mask that has come to represent that man via the movie V for Vendetta is today a symbol of that same desire to liberate the ordinary citizen from the grinding, relentless death machine that is civilization in the modern age.

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The Health & Wellness Show: Public schools: Where creativity, freedom and critical thinking go to die

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Most experts would agree that the public schooling system -- at least in the US -- is in dire straits. High dropout rates, failing test scores and pupil apathy and truancy are frequently blamed on lack of funding or poorly trained and unmotivated teachers. What if this isn't the case? What if the very existence of compulsory education is the problem? The founders of the public schooling system did not set out to create highly skilled, creative and competent individuals. They set out to create obedient workers who won't question their plight. Seen in this light, the public school system is a great success.

Join us on this episode of The Health and Wellness Show as we explore the topic of public education, its history and detriments as well as alternatives to keep your child and yourself -- if you're a product of the public school system -- from becoming a brainwashed zombie.

Stay tuned, as always, for Zoya's Pet Health segment where the topic will be natural sedatives for travelling pets.

Referenced links:
The Underground History of American Education - John Taylor Gatto
The Ultimate History Lesson - Interview with John Taylor Gatto
John Taylor Gatto's personal website
Teacher slams French education in suicide note
'Why Don't Students Like School?' Well, Duhhhh...
The ugly truth about the American school system

Running Time: 01:46:49

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Syria and Russia Halt Aleppo Bombing for 2 Weeks: John Kerry Doesn't Notice

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The aftermath of a mortar shelling in west Aleppo.
As 127 people in West Aleppo are killed this week from indiscriminate Al-Nusra led shelling, and accusations are made of opposition groups using chlorine gas, John Kerry doesn't notice Russia and Syria stopped bombing East Aleppo 2 weeks ago.

The period from mid to late October must be hibernation time for US Secretary of State John Kerry. How else are we to explain comments he made on Monday which clearly show he's ignorant of well-publicised events unfolding on the Aleppo battlefield?

Speaking at Chatham House in London on Monday, Kerry said:
If Russia were to test the stated willingness of Qatar, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia and the United states to try to separate Nusra from the opposition, and if they would test it by standing back and not bombing for a period of time, and give the legitimate opposition the opportunity to adhere to the ceasefire, but separate from the true terrorists, then we could begin to get some perhaps cooperative breathing space where we might have an opportunity to be able to really put in place a ceasefire.
In the salubrious surrounds of Chatham House we can be sure US idolaters did not dare raise a point of protest or dissent. "I say, can I correct you there, old chap," is hardly likely to have been uttered as the participants, grateful to hear Kerry's honeyed words, treated themselves to a hearty helping of tea and scones.