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Behind the Headlines: U.S. had its chance and failed - Syrian war enters new stage

On the surface, the cessation of hostilities was a failure. But it has its advantages, simply by virtue of the fact that it has exposed the reality of U.S. support for terrorism: the attack on Deir ez-Zor, the attack on the aid convoy in Aleppo, and the failure to separate moderates from extremists. With the cat out of the bag, Syria, Russia and Iran are now relatively free to continue their war on terrorism. One of the most important battles of the war - Aleppo city - has entered a new and critical phase. That doesn't mean the end of U.S. treachery, but it does mean the end of treating the U.S. as a partner with good intentions.

On this episode of Behind the Headlines, we discussed the latest developments, and other news.

Running Time: 01:34:30

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The Health & Wellness Show: Some of my best friends are germs

The human body is teeming with billions -- nay, TRILLIONS -- of microbes with over a thousand different species populating the gut alone. We are covered with bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites from the top of our heads to the bottom of our feet, inside and out. How did we come to be populated with such a vast array of these little beasties and what's their purpose? What influence do they exert on our physical and mental health and, more importantly, what can we do (and what can we avoid doing) to keep our microbial community happy and in balance?

Join us on this episode of the Health and Wellness Show as we take a look at the role these microbiota play from infancy to adulthood, in sickness and in health. Learn how to create poo you can be proud of and a microbiome that works in your favor. Cause -- let's face it -- germs are here to stay!

Stay tuned for Zoya's Pet Health Segment and learn about probiotics for your pets.

Running Time: 01:32:55

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Behind the Headlines: War by cowardice: U.S. provides air cover for Daesh, massacres Syrian troops, says it was an accident


The site of the US bombing is here denoted by 'Tal Thardah'
With just two days left before the planned creation of a Russian-U.S. joint implementation group in the war on Daesh and Nusra in Syria, the Americans have done the unthinkable. Not only did they break the ceasefire they had allegedly agreed to last Friday; they targeted positions of the Syrian Army in Daesh-besieged Deir ez-Zor. The troops defending the city there were not even involved in the war against the U.S.'s "moderate" jihadis in other areas of the country. Now, 62 Syrian soldiers are dead, 100 are wounded, and the future of the ceasefire - and the war as a whole - does not look good. The U.S. has not even taken full responsibility, passing with ease between subtly blaming Russia, explicitly blaming Assad, and pretending it was an accident.

On this episode of Behind the Headlines, we discuss the massacre, its context, and what it means in relation to the ceasefire and the dirty war on Syria in general. Brent also joins us for a Police State Roundup.

Running Time: 02:04:15

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The Health & Wellness Show: Connecting the Dots: There's something rotten.....everywhere

Things are heating up in the health world with many interesting news stories from the last few weeks. Is something big on the vaccine front headed our way? Public agencies are certainly acting as if there is. The WHO released an instruction manual on how to win the hearts and minds of vaccine deniers and if that doesn't work, the CDC has plans to stop, quarantine and 'treat' any travelers who look a little under the weather. The American Academy of Pediatrics says it's okay for doctors to ditch the non-vaccinated and, thanks to a little bill out of California, showing the film VAXXED could become a crime.

Join us for this episode of the Health and Wellness Show where we'll discuss the above madness as well as ways to protect against the dreaded MMR vaccine, the high costs of Autism, useless cancer screening and more.

Stay tuned, as always, for Zoya's Pet Health Segment and find out what an anal gland is.

Running Time: 01:28:35

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Behind the Headlines: America. Because 9/11. Because 'Murica.

On that fateful day in the year two thousand...and one, the world changed forever. Well, actually, it didn't change that much, it just got "more" - more obvious, more ridiculous, more dangerous, more murderous, and more "pretty much everything objectively bad that you can think of". Foreign nations were bombed, invaded, and occupied for the flimsiest of reasons - a time-honored tradition among world elites. Faceless foreigners were arbitrarily detained and tortured by the thousands, murdered by the hundreds of thousands or even millions - another Western value. Society went even further down the toilet into hedonism, a strong embrace of abject ignorance, and obsession with the trivial, mindless, and inane - a freedom the terrorists allegedly hate us for. All embrace the new American century.

So today, if you see what we see, if you feel as we feel, and if you would seek as we seek, then we would ask you to imaginarily stand beside us this 11th of September, on the 15th anniversary of that fretful day, and we will give you a 9/11 retrospective discussion that shall never, ever be forgot.

Running Time: 01:58:09

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The Health & Wellness Show: The Gift of Fear: Gut Feelings, Intuition and Situational Awareness

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It's a jungle out there, as the saying goes, and there are those who aim to do us harm. Have you had feelings that something is not quite right, had niggling doubts or red flags about certain people and situations? Each of us were endowed with gut feelings that we can either ignore to our peril or use to our advantage.

On this episode of the Health and Wellness Show we discussed the difference between true fear and everyday worry and anxiety, learning to spot danger signals that women, in particular, and society, in general, have been taught to ignore. How can we cultivate our sense of intuition to keep us safe and avoid becoming victims to the predators out there? Join us as we share eye-opening stories about how the gift of fear can save your life.

Have you ever wondered if your pet can understand you? Stick around for Zoya's Pet Health Segment to find out!

Running Time: 01:42:12

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The Truth Perspective: Introducing Political Ponerology, plus some odds and ends


One book is missing...
This week on the Truth Perspective we begin the first of a series of discussions on Dr. Andrew Lobaczewski's underground classic Political Ponerology. We'll be taking the book chapter by chapter over the coming months, distilling the most important points in the book and giving examples to help enrich readers' experience and understanding of the work. Ponerology really is one of the most important books ever written, so we hope our conversation will make clear some of what it has to offer. First up is the Introduction: what inspired the writing of the book, and what does it have to offer the world?

Following this discussion, covered some odds and ends: interesting books we've been reading, current events like the recent Eastern Economic Forum and upcoming G20 meeting in China, followed by a Police State Roundup with Brent.

Running Time: 02:07:12

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The Health & Wellness Show: The heat is on: Saunas, sunlight and sweatlodges

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Skin is your body's largest and fastest-growing organ. Skin is your body's coat. It protects you. It helps you stay warm when it's cold, and cool when it's hot. How can we nourish, replenish and maintain our body's special coat?

On this episode of The Health and Wellness Show we discussed how sweating in a sauna is one of the keys to living a longer, happier, and healthier life. Not only is it a physical detoxification of your body, sweating in a sauna or sweat lodge can be an emotional detoxifier as well. We discussed some of the numerous benefits of getting the heat on in this show: It hydrates and tones the skin, filters airways, relaxes muscles,helps reduce joint/bone issues,de-stresses the digestive system,encourages introspection and reflection, improves blood circulation, relaxes the nervous system to decrease stress and anxiety.

Get your sweat on with us and stick around for Zoya's Pet Health Segment the topic of cold and heat therapy for pets was discussed.

Running Time: 01:14:14

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Behind the Headlines: Whose Side is Erdogan on? Understanding Geopolitics and Human Nature

Things seem to be heating up towards a final denouement in the phony 5 year-long Syrian "civil war". Turkey recently "invaded" Syria, officially to remove the scourge of Daesh from the Turkish border and, more specifically, to contain the Kurds and their aspirations for a "Kurdistan". The US is, again officially, ok with these moves by Turkey but, oddly, US troops, several hundred (or likely thousand) of them are 'embedded' with the Kurds and the "Syrian Democratic Forces".

Meanwhile, Russia has remained largely silent on these recent developments, and instead has been focusing on the "peace process".

What's really going on? Join us today and find out, as we reveal the rather prosaic (if at times disturbing) realpolitik behind the flowery narratives.

Running Time: 01:18:58

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The Health & Wellness Show: Greatest Hits: Timely topics revisited

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On this episode of the Health and Wellness Show we give updates on some of our favorite previously covered topics. Supplements are back in the news but not in a good way. The FDA is cracking down and guess who will benefit? The UK is experiencing a resurgence in diseases that were common in the Victorian age. Why? Does it have anything to do with diet? Speaking of diet, we revisited our old friend gluten (it can make you crazy, you know) and re-explored the wonders of the ketogenic diet in case you forgot. We rounded out the show with the virus psy-op of the year: Zika.

Stay tuned for Zoya's Pet Health Segment on pet allergies.

Running Time: 01:25:56

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