Sunday, January 30, 2011

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It's absolutely shocking news: The U.S. Department of Agriculture has publicly admitted it is responsible for the mass poisoning of tens of millions of birds over the last several years.

It's all part of the USDA's program called "Bye Bye Blackbird," and we even have the USDA's spreadsheet where they document how many millions of birds (and other animals) they've poisoned to death.

This is not a hoax. It's a sick story of government use of taxpayer funds to kill the wildlife:

Here I document the number of animals the USDA is actually killing, based on their own reports:

There's even a video that explains the USDA's involvement in a recent mass bird die-off near the border of Nebraska:

On the good news side of things today, research shows that avocados contain a "good fat" that can help boost levels of "good cholesterol"

And here are some natural recipes to keep your skin hydrated during the winter:

It's true: flu shots cause seizures, and the FDA is now investigating a new round of seizures from this year's flu shot for infants:

Finally, it turns out that the use of pesticides has created mutant bed bugs that now inhabit mattresses and pillows all across America:

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U.S. government commits avian holocaust with mass poisoning of millions of birds
(NaturalNews) The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is engaged in what can only be called an avian holocaust through its Bye Bye Blackbird program that has poisoned tens of millions of birds over the last decade. The USDA even...

Pesticides give rise to mutant bed bugs
(NaturalNews) Bedbugs are coming back with a vengeance, and a new study out of Ohio State University says that pesticides and insecticides are at least jointly responsible for spawning a new breed of mutant bedbugs that is genetically-resistant to the...

Apple rated worst multinational polluter in China
(NaturalNews) Apple Inc. is known worldwide for creating computers, iPhones, and other electronic devices with unique lines and clean designs. But the multinational giant has also been pinned as the worst company for pollution and "occupational health...

Avocado fat boosts good cholesterol (HDL)
(NaturalNews) The types of fat found in avocados and in olive oil boost levels of HDL ("good") cholesterol without raising levels of LDL ("bad") cholesterol, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Toronto and St. Michael's...

Try these recipes and keep skin hydrated, smooth and glowing in winter
A common complaint in winter is that skin reddens, chaps, dries out and/or flakes. Try some natural solutions to hydrate the skin and keep it moist and supple. Natural, home-made cleansers and moisturizers are wonderful for the face, can...

Achieve sleep naturally
Western medicine advocates a pill for everything. If a person has a runny nose from a cold, there's a pill for it. If a patient complains she can't lose weight, her doctor can prescribe medication for it. If a businessman tells his physician...

Superfood breads are realistic
There have been several studies concluding that sourdough bread is the healthiest type of commercial bread available. How and why is presented in this article. The benefits seem to parallel sprouted grain brains, which will also be referenced...

Ten new ways to use vinegar around the home
Vinegar has been used in kitchen recipes for hundreds of years, but it's valuable for more than cooking. It's a natural disinfectant, a cleanser, and a health supplement as well. Here are ten new ways to use vinegar around the house: 1...

USDA found to be poisoning bird populations, causing mass die-offs involving millions of birds
(NaturalNews) Not all the mysterious bird die-offs that have been witnessed around the globe recently are due to unexplained causes. A recent mass die-off event witnessed in Yankton, South Dakota was traced back to the USDA which admitted to carrying...

Flu vaccine causing infant seizures; FDA to investigate
(NaturalNews) The Sanofi-Aventis flu vaccine known as "Fluzone" is causing febrile seizures in children, the FDA revealed yesterday. According to the FDA, 42 cases of seizures have been reported in children receiving the Fluzone vaccine. Most of...

Many surgeons struggle with thoughts of suicide, study finds
(NaturalNews) High stress levels, burnout and even past surgical mistakes are among the top reasons why one in 16 surgeons has considered suicide, according to a new study published in the journal Archives of Surgery. Tait Shanafelt from the Mayo...

The downfall of science and the rise of intellectual tyranny
(NaturalNews) The very reputation of so-called "science" has been irreparably damaged by the invocation of the term "science" by GMO lackeys, pesticide pushers, mercury advocates and fluoride poisoners who all claim to have science on their side. It seems...

Energy Work

Greetings All,

It has been a while since I have posted any thing.

I have a question for the group: Three nights ago, I was working with Light Energy, White, Silver and Gold, nothing new, but this time I intensified the Working, (my own methods, not from a book or anothers' way of working). It was very uplifting. But, the day after and the day after that, my emotions were intense, and not the good kind, I blew up at my mother when I was speaking with her, both days, said things I do not normaly say, etc., and, to make things worse, I had thoughts of suicide both days.

I have heard, in the past, of Yogis saying there are certain intense Energy Work which one should not try alone, because they can cause one to become unstable. Now, I am wondering if the reason I experienced these things is because I just was not ready. I really do not know any thing about Kundalini, but, in my own way and methods, I have learned to work with higher energies, but just not to the intensity to which I did that night.

Now, my question: Has any one else had any negative experiences working with "Higher Energies" similar to what I experienced ?

Thanks for any replies !

Shining Wolf

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Now I have seen everything

Indeed this is true, up north in Wisconsin they have Saint Nick's day which falls around the 21st and kids are to receive a gift that night. Thus falling more in line of many Norse customs.
It is true that many heathen or Pagan customs were included into the Christian celebration of Yule.
And there are Merry or Happy Yule cards in all the stores.

Unfortunately Christmas has become overly commercialized these days and the true meanings of the ancient celebrations are long lost in the tinsel and gaudiness of the season.It's all about getting the best most expensive gifts, who has the biggest light display and all the trim.

Keith and I put up a tree with ornaments we made from Mother Earth. I make the candles with the scents of the season and do my holiday baking. My alter is decorated to honor the turning of the wheel and the new season upon us.

We don't have much to put under the tree, but that is not a big part of our celebrations, it's about family and friends. It's about storytelling and wishes for the new season. It's about reciting the history of our families and our past rites. And it's about sharing what we have with those who don't have anything.

It's funny you should speak of the Norse stories of Santa Clause. I do collect Santa's and all of mine are along that description.

I think especially in these hard economic times it's a good lesson to pass forward to our families that Yule, Christmas, Hanukah, etc is not about all the bling, but it's about the simple things and about family, old friends, and making new friends. It's about sharing and simple things. It's about traditions and the practices of said traditions. Besides the modern day celebrations tend to lead to a great deal of stress and upset. That alone should tell you about the wisdom of celebrating this modern day Christmas. Not to mention that going into debt for the year to make sure there are all kinds of gifts for everyone under the tree, doesn't work in these tough economic times when most folks are wondering if they can keep their house, job, or put food on the table.

So with that said, let's share with one another our favorite rituals, recipes, crafts, music, and do some story telling of our own. Tis the season and although we may live miles apart, the internet allows us to make our own little celebration here amongst ourselves.

Blessed Be,

> I personally have no problem with Santa Clause, he’s about as Pagan as you get. After all, he’s been described as Fey, is definitely magickal, and gives gifts. What more could you want? Santa lives at the North Pole, which makes perfect sense since Yule is a Norse Holy Day. He has Elves who do his bidding, and he rewards or punishes based on a person’s behavior.
> Sounds pretty Pagan to me.
> Greyhart
> There are so many meaningful and fun activities that one does for Yule, I see no reason to add Santa Clause. If you want to do Santa Clause and Chrisitmas fine, but to try to mix the two is and was a trick the original Christians used to bring the masses away from Paganism and into the Church. One can do both, but I'm personally against mixing the two.
> BB
> Laura

Now I have seen everything

Now I've Seen Everything!
by Michael Lee-Price on Tuesday, 14 December 2010 at 12:19

Opened up my mail and Social Networks this morning and read all my emails (the
entire 1) and all my messages from Facebook, Tweeter, MySpace etc.

It is NOW Official "Paganism" is DEAD!

I received an invitation to Attend a .... wait for it ... a "Pagan Christmas
Party" ... WTF ... the Theme is that everyone planning to attend dress up like
Santa ... but wait ... there is more ... I also recieved an invitation to attend
a Christmas Workshop titled : "Santa Claus Shaman Classes"

Oh ... please .... now I may not be exactly "Pagan" being an alternative
Spiritualists ,,, but when are you "so called" pagans who also, practice
Christian Rituals, such as Easter and Christmas, going to realise ...YOU can
not have you Cake and Eat it too ...

There is NO SUCH Thing as a Pagan Christian or Christian Pagan ... yes there may
be a thing called a Christian Witch ... but No Virginna there is NO Pagan
Christian ... IT IS AN OXYMORON!

Much like the Pagans who sent me these invitations ... OXYMORONS minus the Oxy!

oViolet Willow Lol what next..

oMichelle Salt There might be a few foxy morons there.

oVyvyan Ogma Wyverne aren't they adorable. send 'em sweet blessings
and the inspiration of common sense.
oKym-Maree Kuijpers Im all for each to his/her own. besides we as
alternative still celebrate this time of year. maybe incorperating the 2 shows
understanding we are not all of the same beliefs

oMichael Lee-Price I'm sorry Kym but you can't incorporate Paganism
and Christianity! It would be a contrary and conflicting belief system and a
Bastardizaion of both

oKym-Maree Kuijpers but what is the problem with celebrating at the
same time together, reguardless of beliefs? why does it always come down to who
believes what.

oMichael Lee-Price Religion is the worse invention of man! However,
are we talking Cultural Festivals or Religious Festivals? If we celebrate
Christmas (which MEANS Christ MASS) then we ae NOT Pagan but followers of the
Christ! If we celebrate YULE (Christmas) as a Cultural Festival then we should
be celebrating it in WINTER like they Do in the Northern Hemisphere. Any "Pagan"
we celebrates a Christian Festival is NOT really a Pagan!

oKym-Maree Kuijpers well my mum celebrates christmas, am i do
denounce her invitation? no, i dont tell people how to live, or who to follow,
they can believe in what they want. as long as it doesnt interfere with my way.
Nobody was offended at our handfasting, (not a christian occasion) yet 95% of
those there are christian. So why should i be offended to an invitation to non
pagan events? i find it extremely satisfying that they thought of be not because
of my beliefs but because im me.

o Michael Lee-Price:

I think You have got the short and curly here Kym! I AM NOT SAYING we can't
HONOR our relatives and friends by attending their activities and celebrations.I
attend Louise's family Christmas dinner every years and I attend Wiccan Rituals
wh...en I am not Wiccan.I have and had friends who are ASATRU and attended their
festivals and Rituals.I HONOR Louise by participating in her Rituals.BUT There
is NO SUCH think as Pagan Christians and I refuse to participate in a Ritual or
Activity which is an AFFRONT to other Religions i.e "A PAGAN CHRIST MASS PARTY"
or " SANTA CLAUS SHAMAN CLASSES"and Halloween celebrations here in Australia
during what is traditionally BELTANE is a JOKE and I am at a lose that PAGANS in
Australia actually celebrate it in SPRING!

o Mike Kuijpers
Mic what you seem to be confusing is Christ Mass the celebration of the birth of Jesus, and the goverment declared time of year we call christmas. To have a party in the later half of december for the purpose of celebrating the year past is... commonly known as a christmas party. To say pagans or other non-christians should not do this is overstating the christian point of veiw Christian celebrate christmas by going to chuch. As for yule, yule is the germanic festival celebrated on december 24th-25th and halloween is 31st october as declared as a US holiday although these celebration also fall on sabats it should not be taken that they are the same thing. The sabats change from the northern to the southern hemispheres but certain other celebrations that coincide with them donot need to follow the change.

o Michael Lee-Price
I know what I mean Mike! No Confusion! What I OBJECT to is PAGAN Christmas Parties and Santa Claus Shaman Workshops or any other cockermanee projects that certain "Pagans" come up with to either:
a) Combined booth religions so it looks legit... or to keep the Majority happy.
b) To Fleece money off the gullible, young and naive or just plain stupid journeymen.
c) Present a Mismatch of beliefs which confuse the young people who wish to follow an ancient path.

Nothing personal to both you and Kym … but please don't tell me what I mean, my friends. Please re-read WHAT I wrote originally!

...And please don't DUMB ME DOWN on my OWN Board. I have written thesis on Paganism long before you decided you were pagan.

Send Healing to Michelle of Milwaukee

Please send healing to Michelle of Milwaukee who is having back &
nerve surgery today. May the operation be successful. May she heal
thoroughly and quickly. May the nerve pain that led to the surgery be
dispelled and she be able to walk again without pain.

Well wishes can be sent to: