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  • 500-Year-Old Hidden Images Revealed in Mexican 'Manuscript'

    08/22/2016 8:51:57 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    livescience.com ^ | August 19, 2016 01:30pm ET | Mindy Weisberger
    nown as the Codex Selden, the mysterious book dates to about 1560. Other Mexican codices recovered from this period contained colorful pictographs — images that represent words or phrases — which have been translated as descriptions of alliances, wars, rituals and genealogies, according to the study authors. But Codex Selden was blank — or so it seemed. Made from a strip of deerskin measuring about 16 feet (5 meters) long, the hide was folded accordion-style into pages, which were layered with a white paint mixture known as gesso. In the 1950s, experts suspected that there might be more to this...
  • How the vitamin industrial complex swindled America

    12/18/2013 8:57:00 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 98 replies
    The Week ^ | 12/18/13 | Peter Weber
    Q uestions about the health benefits of vitamin supplements have been percolating in the medical establishment for decades — even as the multivitamin industry has grown to a multi-billion powerhouse in the U.S. This week, the respected journal the Annals of Internal Medicine put its well-heeled foot down. "We believe that the case is closed — supplementing the diet of well-nourished adults with (most) mineral or vitamin supplements has no clear benefit and might even be harmful," the journal said in an editorial. "These vitamins should not be used for chronic disease prevention. Enough is enough." Here's Dr. Edgar Miller...
  • Revealed: The scandalous history of Judaism’s most precious book

    05/11/2012 7:51:31 PM PDT · by Theoria · 3 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 10 May 2012 | Times of Israel
    Theft, espionage, corruption and a cover-up lasting decades — a new book by a Times of Israel reporter exposes the extraordinary saga of the uniquely revered, 1,100-year-old Aleppo Codex A new book by a Times of Israel reporter reveals dramatic new information about the fate of a manuscript many consider Judaism’s most important book — the 1,100-year-old Aleppo Codex.The manuscript — or the part of it that did not go mysteriously missing in the mid-20th century — is currently held alongside the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. It is revered as the authoritative version of the Hebrew...
  • FDA Set to Ban Your Supplements

    12/02/2011 9:07:38 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies
    Big Health Report ^ | December 1, 2011 | BHR
    The FDA has issued a proposed mandate that represents the greatest threat to dietary supplements since 1994. Back in the early 1990s, consumers were so alarmed by FDA bullying that they staged a massive revolt. The result was that Congress passed a law prohibiting the FDA from banning popular nutrients (as the agency had threatened to do). There was, however, a loophole in the 1994 law. The FDA was given authority to regulate ingredients introduced after October 15, 1994. It has been 17 years, but the FDA just issued draconian proposals as to how it intends to regulate what it...
  • DA Orders Prescription Cold, Allergy Medicines Off the Market

    03/02/2011 6:48:03 PM PST · by wastedyears · 14 replies
    AOL ^ | March 2, 2011 | Marrecca Fiore
    http://www.aolhealth.com/2011/03/02/fda-orders-prescription-cold-allergy-medicines-off-the-market/?ncid=webmail
  • Food Fight: Will the Federal Government Control Our Food?

    12/30/2010 8:29:09 AM PST · by opentalk · 35 replies · 58+ views
    Big Government ^ | December 30, 2010 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Amidst the hustle and bustle of the “lame duck” Congress, another law was passed that didn’t quite get the same media coverage as the Bush tax extension “package,” the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and the new START treaty. The Food Safety Modernization Act was not steeped in the same level of popular controversy as these other pieces of legislation. Nevertheless, its passage may affect our daily lives even more than these, and in a rather stealth manner. Yes, the week before Christmas, the 111th Congress of the United States gave Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services...
  • In Sunday-evening surprise, Senate unanimously passes food safety bill (Why even have a GOP?)

    12/19/2010 6:00:46 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 287 replies · 7+ views
    The Hill ^ | December 19 2010 | Alexander Bolton
    ... "Republicans, however, later agreed to pass it by unanimous consent."
  • Per Glenn Beck's radio show: S510 has passed.

    11/30/2010 8:12:29 AM PST · by combat_boots · 79 replies · 1+ views
    Glenn Beck's radio show | 30 Nov 2010 | vanity
    I am looking for the names of those who voted for it. Please post if you have them
  • What is Senate Bill 510?

    11/19/2010 7:13:15 AM PST · by DrewsMum · 87 replies
    U.S. Senate Bill 510 ^ | November 19, 2010 | DrewsMum
    I am posting this thread to see if Freepers can help break down Senate Bill 510. The original bill was 266 pages and full of legalese. I have been rallying friends, family and Facebook friends to call/email/fax the RINOs who are supporting this bill, but I am getting tons of questions about it. (Why is it so bad?) I can answer some, but I need help. I naturally gravitate to FR for answers. Could I get some help breaking it down into laymen terms? Perhaps some of you could help with the most damaging items using bullet points about the...
  • First Health Care, Next the Food Supply

    11/17/2010 2:09:17 AM PST · by Scanian · 183 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | November 17, 2010 | Michael Geer
    Just because the duck is lame doesn't mean it can't still do terrible damage to American freedom. Our new Congress, especially the new House, isn't yet seated, and this current Congress can still wreak terrible havoc on our rights if not stopped. Case in point: Senate Bill 510, believed to be coming to the floor Wednesday, November 17 (pending). This is the food safety version of ObamaCare. Reading the thing will make your head hurt for all its cognitive dissonance. Trying to winnow out its complexity and hidden empowerments is stultifying. Introduced by Dick Durbin of Illinois, the bill has...
  • Congress Seeks to Put Dietary Supplement Makers in Jail for Ten Years!

    09/24/2010 10:08:00 PM PDT · by ex-Texan · 37 replies
    Life Extension - Breaking News ^ | 9/24/2010 | Staff Writers
    Pharmaceutical companies are once again interfering with your ability to access information about dietary supplements. The Senate is debating a bill that will enable the FDA to put vitamin supplement makers in jail for ten years if they cite findings from peer-reviewed published scientific studies on the label of their dietary supplements or their Web site. The pretext for these draconian proposals is a bill titled the Food Safety Accountability Act (S. 3767). The ostensible purpose of the bill is to punish anyone who knowingly contaminates food for sale. Since there are already strong laws to punish anyone who commits...
  • Can an over-the-counter vitamin-like substance slow the progression of Parkinson's disease?

    09/21/2009 3:43:16 PM PDT · by decimon · 18 replies · 1,029+ views
    Rush University Medical Center ^ | Sep 21, 2009 | Unknown
    Can an over-the-counter vitamin-like substance slow the progression of Parkinson's disease? Rush University Medical Center is participating in a large-scale, multi-center clinical trial in the U.S. and Canada to determine whether a vitamin-like substance, in high doses, can slow the progression of Parkinson's disease, a neurodegenerative disorder that affects about one million people in the United States. "At present, the very best therapies we have for Parkinson's can only mask the symptoms – they do not alter the underlying disease," said neurologist Dr. Katie Kompoliti, a specialist in movement disorders. "Finding a treatment that can slow the degenerative course of...
  • HR2749 The Food and Safety Enhancement Act coming up for VOTE in SENATE. BEWARE THE RESULTS!

    09/03/2009 7:09:51 PM PDT · by Kackikat · 131 replies · 3,923+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/04/09 | kackikat
    According to Gunny G Online: “This astounding control will include the elimination of organic farming by eliminating manure, mandating GMO animal feed, imposing animal drugs, and ordering applications of petrochemical fertilizers and pesticides. Farmers, thus, will be locked not only into the industrialization of once normal and organic farms but into the forced purchase of industry’s products.” HR 2749 creates severe criminal and civil penalties, including prison terms of up to 10 years and/or fines of up to $100,000 for each violation. Does it include judicial review, Congressional oversight, a defined and limited set of penalties and punishments for a...
  • Obama Appoints Monsanto Fox to Guard Food Safety Hen House

    08/28/2009 10:24:05 PM PDT · by ex-Texan · 24 replies · 1,469+ views
    Seattle Examiner ^ | 8/23/2009 | Fred Burks
    Former Monsanto vice president Michael Taylor may be responsible for more food-related illness and death than anyone in history. Yet he has recently been appointed by Obama to be the U.S. food safety czar. It looks like we have yet another case of the fox guarding the hen house. The safety of GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) in the public food supply has been hotly debated in Europe. As a result, labeling laws have been enacted there to allow consumers choice in the matter. Yet in the U.S., the powerful agriculture lobby, which is dominated by Monsanto and a few other...
  • IS POSSE COMITATUS OPEN TO MISINTERPRETATION, AND BY WHO?

    08/07/2009 5:01:36 PM PDT · by Kackikat · 10 replies · 519+ views
    As acting associate director for national preparedness of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) from 1981 to 1983, Colonel John R. Brinkerhoff, US Army Retired, was responsible for policy formulation and program oversight of the Civil Defense Program, National Mobilization Preparedness Program, Continuity of Government, and the National Defense Stockpile. During that time the United States had a program to Defend America against a massive nuclear attack as well as attacks by communist agents and special forces troops. Colonel Brinkerhoff was also deputy executive secretary of the Emergency Mobilization Preparedness Board (EMPB), the senior level inter-agency forum to coordinate all...
  • Codex Threatens Health of Billions

    08/06/2009 8:20:56 PM PDT · by ex-Texan · 368 replies · 7,348+ views
    Natural News ^ | 7/30/2009 | Barbara Minton, Editor
    Your right to eat healthy food and use supplements of your choice is rapidly vanishing, but every effort has been made to keep you in the dark about the coming nutricide. Codex Alimentarius is scheduled for full global implementation on December 31, 2009, and not a word has been spoken in main stream media about this threat to humanity. Yet, according to the projections based on figures from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), a minimum of 3 billion people will die from the Codex mandated vitamin and mineral guideline alone. Former Nazi is...
  • Mysterious Book: Codex Gigas

    07/07/2009 8:24:41 AM PDT · by BGHater · 17 replies · 1,644+ views
    Socyberty ^ | 06 July 2009 | S. Hayes
    A huge mysterious medieval book, penned by a Benedictine monk on animal skin with bizarre devilish illustration and incantation. But who has the missing pages, and why? Codex Gigas – literally translated means “Giant Book”, photograph below, with a box of matches resting on it, gives an idea of the scale of the almost metre long text, it takes two people to lift it, which makes it the largest medieval manuscript in the world. The book can be found in the National library in Stockholm – it has 600 pages – all made from animal (donkey) skin, the front and...
  • Food Police

    04/11/2009 5:46:06 PM PDT · by 1believer · 4 replies · 615+ views
    HR 875 IH 111th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 875 To establish the Food Safety Administration within the Department of Health and Human Services to protect the public health by preventing food-borne illness, ensuring the safety of food, improving research on contaminants leading to food-borne illness, and improving security of food from intentional contamination, and for other purposes. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES February 4, 2009 Ms. DELAURO (for herself, Ms. ESHOO, Ms. DEGETTE, Ms. SCHAKOWSKY, Mr. ENGEL, Ms. CASTOR of Florida, Mr. MURPHY of Connecticut, Ms. SUTTON, Mrs. LOWEY, Ms. SLAUGHTER, Mr. HINCHEY, Mr. MCGOVERN, Ms. WASSERMAN SCHULTZ, Ms....
  • FDA Urged to Step Up Regulation of Supplements: Adverse events are largely underreported.

    04/05/2009 7:26:39 AM PDT · by neverdem · 33 replies · 1,360+ views
    Family Practice News ^ | 15 March 2009 | MICHELE G. SULLIVAN
    The days when the dietary supplements industry is allowed to regulate itself may be numbered following release of a federal report addressing growing concerns about dietary supplement industry. The report, issued this month by the Government Accountability Office, calls on the Food and Drug Administration to expand adverse event reporting and increase its efforts to educate the public about the safety, efficacy, and labeling of these products. The GAO investigation into supplement safety was made at the request of Congress. According to the 77-page report, the FDA should be tracking all levels of adverse events related to the use of...
  • Tracking pages of ancient Hebrew Bible

    09/28/2008 6:21:58 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 3 replies · 397+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | Sept. 28, 2008
    Tracking pages of ancient Hebrew Bible Crusaders held it for ransom, fire almost destroyed it and it was reputedly smuggled across borders in the Middle East hidden in a washing machine. But in 1958, when it finally reached Israel, 196 pages were missing - about 40 percent of the total - and for some Old Testament scholars they have become a kind of holy grail. Researchers representing the manuscript's custodian in Jerusalem now say they have leads on some of the missing pages and are nearer their goal of making the manuscript whole again. The Crown, known in English...