My show last Saturday, September 29th, 2012, had four Guests whom I consider to be Messengers of Truth in a world of misinformation, propaganda, and constant jingles, riddles, and flashing time stealers.
Steve McIntosh, Author of “Evolution’s Purporse: An Integral Interpretation of the Scientific Story of Our Origins,” made several incredible points in our interview.
First, the “Big Bang” theory is not a theory. It is a fact. However, the difference with the factual beginnings of the Universe is that it is compatible with Spirituality. There was an Entity [God] before the Universe came into being.
Life and the universe are not purposeless accidents, as the original ‘scientific’ theory hypothesized.
Secondly, the Environmental movement must evolve in order to achieve its goals.
Steve says that as global warming increases, Environmentalists need to recognize how anti-establishment stridency is discouraging to the mainstream whose support they need to be effective in combating the proximate causes of climate change.
The solution to bringing this Environmental movement into the “mainstream” for immediate, full-scale community [and corporate] action requires a cultural shift that better integrates the Environmental movement with everyday society, and thereby creating greater solidarity within American [and world] culture overall.
I would like to add that I do see this happening as more people start to understand the direct correlation between their consumer and daily choices and the ecological damage that occurs as a result of these choices. I have seen an evolution in the past few years that is exciting to be a part of [albeit it very slow in some parts of the USA].
Third, Economic dominance is not the only way to provide global leadership.
Steve McIntosh encourages Americans to embrace their country’s changing responsibilities.
America’s role in the world is inevitably changing as the globalized economy increasingly empowers other countries, such as China, India and the Middle East.
As our world changes, Americans can prevent the decline of America’s global leadership by evolving their definition of leadership, and thereby evolving their culture into the next stage of historical development.
Through this cultural evolution America can demonstrate a successful form of sustainability, post-material society that provides deeper forms of fulfillment than the rewards offered by consumerism and status.
Fourth, Can artificial intelligence ever truly replicate the human self, resulting in self-conscious machines? “Trans-humanists” subscribe to the theory that self-replicating computers will soon undertake their own evolution, but Steve McIntosh explains how this premise disregards the nature of the self and what it means to be conscious.
Many of Steve’s points are incredibly rich in complexity, and really requires all of us to start thinking. This book stretched me intellectually. This is a “must read” for every person who seeks knowledge and personal empowerment.
Check out Steve’s web site for more: www.stevemcintosh.com
I have talked on several shows about the horrifying, diabolical dangers of Pesticides.
ALL chemical pesticides are chemical warfare weapons that are re-packaged as “home use” pesticides. Don’t be fooled when it comes to the misleading, even fraudulent marketing and advertising when it comes to the supposed safety of chemicals used for pesticides. All of these DNA damaging substances came directly out of Nazi Germany. They are, indeed, chemical biological weapons, and they do hurt people, animals, plants, groundwater, food sources, and all life.
My Guest for this segment, Josh Vincent of the Northwest Center for Alternative to Pesticides, explained the many autoimmune disorders that are directly related to exposure to chemical pesticides that are sprayed routinely around residential homes, in our food agriculture, in our skies [for the misguided and downright stupid "West Nile" spraying], and in gardening.
The pathetic apathy that has overcome our elected officials, and then literally blanketed the consciousness of the Taxpayer is certainly something to be alarmed about. We need to stand up to these powerful Chemical lobbies that don’t care about your future, your health, your food quality, your children’s health, or your pets.
And by the way, those supposed “flea and tick” toxic chemicals that get put into the shoulder blades of our animals are ALSO deadly killers. DO NOT USE THEM! Instead, put Garlic powder into your pets food along with Grapefruit Seed Extract into their water, and just give them a nice shampoo with non-toxic, essential oil shampoos that are now readily available to keep your pets flea free.
When you can trace the DDT exposure all the way to the North Pole, and into the blubber of marine mammals and Polar Bears… you know that these chemicals are persistent and do not ‘fade’ over time. They simply travel throughout the eco-system causing damage to everything they contaminate.
We cannot afford to fall asleep on this issue. This is a big, big issue to overcome and to combat since the Chemical companies are relying on both the ignorance and trust of society to get away with murder, literally.
Check out this informative website and please take action for yourself and for your community: www.pesticide.org
Hemp is a highly nutritious “Superfood” with all Essential Fatty Acids [3,6,9] and protein that can literally feed the world because it is both easy and ecologically friendly to grow. It needs very little water, and actually remineralizes the ground soil as it grows in a process called “phytomerediation.”
Hemp can be used for housing, fuel [replacing petrochemicals], replace nylon, clothing, medicine, PAPER, replaces toxic chemical plastics, food, beauty treatments, making automobiles, airplanes, boats, agricultural feed, natural antiseptics, natural pest control …. and the list goes on endlessly.
So, why would the United States turn their backs on this opportunity to help re-charge both the Environment AND the Economy in one shot by re-establishing a PRO-Hemp agenda?
Why is it currently illegal to grow or cultivate Hemp in the United States? Why are we, as Americans, sending our money to China, India, Canada, Pakistan and other countries in order to IMPORT Hemp seeds, Hemp oil products, Hemp clothing, etc?
The Forestry and Cotton industries are behind the demise of this amazing crop from the United States. They were intimidated and obviously concerned enough to lobby Congress to prohibit Hemp because it was the same family as “marijuana.”
However, Hemp is not a hallucinogenic plant and cannot be smoked for the mind-altering affects that Marijuana offers. Although Hemp is from the Cannabis species, its THC content is negligible and cannot be used for ‘getting high’ as Opponents of Hemp argue in order to keep their special interests as the tax-guzzling crops in America’s farmlands.
The positive attributes of Hemp also include cleaning the air, preventing soil erosion since its roots grow deep, and one acre of Hemp plants produces more agricultural products than 2 acres of Cotton or 4 acres of trees! Hemp trees/plants also clean the air as they release a ton of Oxygen into the air as they grow heartily and quickly in just about any climate.
Thanks to Eric ‘the red’ Hughes of Chi Hemp Industries for his magnificent research over the past few decades, and for your voice in this very important matter for the Ecology and for the future of the Earth.
Check out www.hempoil.ca and get some yummy Hemp products and educate yourself. Let’s take back our future by restoring common sense to both our politics and to the taxpayer/consumer.
Entire families are broken apart… babies are run over cliffs or run to exhaustion and die… mothers are separated from their babies and the cries are unthinkable and heart wrenching… the Stallions are abused and castrated with crude means… the ones that are ‘too wild’ are shot dead…. and too many other wretched and totally un-American abuse of our National Heritage.
The story of our Wild Horses and the ILLEGAL Round-ups overseen by Ken Salazar of the much-corrupted Department of Interior and the ‘subsidiary’ Bureau of Land Management [BLM] has increased, surprisingly, under the Obama Administration. Sadly, it is just one more lie that our current President made when he was campaigning in 2008 and appealing to many Environmentalists like me.
When he appointed Ken Salazar as Secretary of the Department of the Interior, I had a foreboding feeling that nothing good was going to come from this very unhealthy appointment to the Cabinet to the President. This was four years ago, and it got worse with every year in terms of our Environment and our Wildlife.
And, indeed, my sense in 2008 was right. Under Mr. Salazar, we have these illegal Round-ups that kill, disable, and terrorize innocent animals, and then we saw the worst oil tragedy in the history of the world take place in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Thugs that declare a war of Terror are doing it at the bequest of the Oil and Cattle industries.
This is exactly WHY you, as a Consumer, should NEVER buy any beef from just any store under just any name [or McDonald's or any other fast food chain-- the food is NOT REALLY CHEAP! IT HAS A COST UNIMAGINABLE TO YOU, THE TAXPAYER]… you should ONLY buy Local, Organic, Humane, Sustainable, Grass Fed, and small farmed. Every time you ignore your power as a Consumer to create the change you really wish to see in this world, you are denying innocent living beings like our Wild Horses and our Wolves and all other Wildlife the right to live freely… simply because you are inadvertently supporting blood-industries like the big Agribusinesses that lobby Congress to have their way on OUR public, taxpayer lands!
Better yet, go Vegetarian. You’ll be Alkalinizing your body, and naturally healing your body. You’ll also be supporting the Environment in the right way by your lifestyle choices. Remember, all animal products create an ACIDIC body, which is the breeding ground for disease.
The point to my conversation with Suzanne Roy of the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign was to both raise awareness to the Consumer and to hopefully inspire people to take Action for our beautiful remaining Wildlife, and for the ecological balance of our last remaining open spaces.
Please take a look at this amazing web site and give your support to save our Wild Horses and Burros from the horrors of Slaughter. They need us.
Thanks for listening. This was an incredible show, and is available in the “Archives” section of this blog.
Tags: A Conversation With Green Building Expert David Johnston, Green Building, Sustainable Home Building Practices
The Insulated Concrete Forms [ICF] and Structural Insulated Panels [SIP] and Straw Bale building materials are strong, forever-lasting, sustainable methods of building that creates healthier homes that are better insulated, sound-proof, and eco-friendly to live in.
Why has America been so slow in adopting these incredibly fast, easy forms of building?
Our old growth forests are disappearing. “Stick frame” building is a post-war “cheapie” style of building that is totally unsustainable. Douglas Fir Forests are being destroyed for this heinous building method that really needs to be outlawed in order to re-direct our building methods to ones that are both more durable and sustainable.
The indiscriminate clear-cutting of short-sighted and greedy lumber companies along with the foolish behavior of our bribed Elected Officials has put our air quality, and the future of all life on the brink.
Did you know that these egregious Lumber companies have lobbied Congress to have YOUR Federal Land “clear cut” for their own profits? Did you also know that these Lumber companies are allowed to walk into the Forest with Guns and ammunition and kill off any wildlife that happen to be grazing or living their lives in the very Forest that your tax dollars are supposed to be protecting?
Clear cutting kills birds, deer, wolves, baby animals of all kinds, and it kills our air quality. The forests are our “Lungs” of the Earth, and we cannot have Oxygen without them.
Wood is not something that should be creating the shell of a home. We need to be using better materials that don’t mold, catch fire, or create havoc on the Earth’s last remaining Forests.
ICF’s and SIP’s are the answer. They are faster to build and the incredible beauty of a Green Built home is unmistakable. The FEELING you get when you are inside a Green built home is also unmistakable. You feel at peace, happy, and you can breathe without taking in fumes from off gassing toxic materials used in most homes by uninspired and uneducated contractors.
My Guest on this weeks show for August 18, 2012 was Author and Educator David Johnston. He is one of America’s top Green Building experts and has written four books that are easy to read and a delight to learn from. Green living is both fun and easy once you know where to get the information you need to create a sustainable, beautiful home and community.
You can also get all of the manufacturers of Green Products [literally from "A" to "Z"] from a think tank called “Building Green” based in Vermont. They publish online Guide called the “Green Spec” Directory, and this is a MUST HAVE Guide on where to buy Green Building Products, pricing, etc. Check them out and join them at www.buildinggreen.com
David made many great points in our conversation this week on HOW to Green Build, and certainly on how to locate and hire an honorable, knowledgeable and competent Green Contractor.
Don’t waste your time with people who are not educated on Sustainable living or building methods. This will only lead to an uphill climb for you, the homeowner, and your dollars are best spent with the good people who have the foresight and motivation to build cleaner, sustainable, healthier homes for their communities.
Children are highly susceptible to off-gassing of toxins. Pregnant women are, too. The elderly, and anyone who is under stress or immune compromised. People who think they are healthy can be struck with an auto-immune disease that seems to come from “nowhere” after being exposed daily to toxic building materials. Allergies, to ADD/ADHD, to learning difficulties, to fatigue and the numerous other modern dis-eases that way too many people suffer from are all able to be traced back to toxins INSIDE the home [and not to mention the ones you cannot control the minute you step outside.]
Natural Clay Plaster walls are brilliant. They come in all kinds of colors, and will release “Negative Ions” into the air, creating a healthier indoor environment. Negative Ions are cleansing and very healing to the body. It is exactly what is released in a Thunder Storm and Rain Storm. It feels good to just be around when you are in a home that has used natural paints, clay plaster, milk paint, clay paints, and natural glues/adhesives.
There really is no excuse for not seeking out such amazing ways of cleaning up the environment.
Starting at home is what I have preached on my show for quite some time. When you start to clean up your home by the consumer choices you make, you will be motivated and even passionate about cleaning up the Environment in which you live.
April 28th, 2012 and May 5, 2012 Shows: Illegal Wild Horse [Mustang] and Burro Round-ups.. The Organic Consumers Association.. Herbalist Susun WeedMay 6, 2012 at 2:18 PM | Posted in A Conscious Life, Affordable Sustainable Food is Your Right, Animal Companions, Animal Redemption & Environment, Be an Advocate for our Animals, Be An Eco Warrior Now, Buy Organic Or Grow Your Own, Chemical Warfare Disguised As Pesticides, Command Performance, Community Supported Agriculture, Conscious Lifestyles, Conscious Lifestyles Radio Show Blog, Conscious Lifestyles Radio Station Broadcasts, Consumer Choices, Do Something, Eco Living and Lifestyle, Eco Warriors, Economy, Environment, Environmental Stewardship, Farm Animals Need Rescue, Government held accountable, Health, Holistic Healing, Industrial Revolution, Insecticides, Killing Our Planet For Oil, Kindness to Animals, Local Farms, Organic Health, Permaculture, Pesticides on Conventional Fruits and Vegetables, Save Our Planet to Save Our Lives, Save U.S. Wild Mustangs and Burros, Save Wildlife, Say Something, Self Respect Reflects In Respect For Our Wildlife, Small Government, Stop Agri-business pollution NOW, Stop Genocide, Stop Genocide Bring Peace, Sustainable Agriculture, Sustainable Business Economics, sustainable farms, Take Action For Local Farmers, Take Action For Our Beloved Pets, Take Back Your Wellbeing, Toxic Water, Uncategorized, Voices of Reason For Wild Horses, Wild Horse Illegal Round Ups, Wild Horses, Wild Mustangs, Wise and Amazing Women, Women as Healers Naturally | 1 Comment
Tags: Conscious Lifestyles Radio Interviews
My interview with Attorney Bruce Wagman broadcast on April 28th, 2012 and again on May 5th, 2012 after many outraged listeners asked for a SECOND broadcasting of this important show.
Here are just a few organizations to check out immediately [if you care about tax dollar waste/abuse/reckless laundering]:
Journey’s End Ranch Animal Sanctuary:One Great Rescue Organization With Accurate Information For The Taxpayer
The Cloud Foundation: Support Our Wild Horses And RESTORE OUR NATIONAL HERITAGE ON TAXPAYER LAND!
Wild Horse Freedom Federation: Another Great Organization
Front Range Equine Rescue: Save Our Horses and LEARN About the COVERT abuse of YOUR TAX DOLLARS!
The Bureau of Land Management [BLM], under the direction of a bloodthirsty and corrupted Cattle Rancher named “Bob Abbey” has revved up its taxpayer wasting programs to illegally round-up and kill our beautiful American Wild Horses and Burros.
This abomination and abuse of perceived power on their part is one of the most wretched “programs” that overtly wastes hard-earned taxpayer money.
These round-ups are illegal and were declared illegal by an act of Congress in 1971. What the heck is going on?
Well, when you appoint people like Ken Salazar, another oil/cattleman, to high places like The Secretary of The Department of Interior… You get more bad people like Bob Abbey and his dubious third-party “contractors” who have long histories of abuse on their public record… Add all of these elements together with an incompetent President who thinks nothing of throwing money at bad “programs” regardless of its disastrous consequences… and you have the recipe for Fraud and OVERT abuse.
My conversation with Attorney Bruce Wagman, Partner with Schiff Hardin in San Francisco, struck a chord with me and with thousands of people who heard the broadcast.
Many people are aware of Obama’s abuse of our tax dollars, ridiculous big-government programs, and Czar-appointed behavior, but they had NO IDEA that Obama was THIS BAD!
A joke, a song, a two-step, a scheme, a pretentious act of Diplomacy does not cover nor conceal the truth of the actual behavior and choices any person makes.
The same is applied to Mr. Obama and his list of unqualified, corrupted Appointees to a failed Cabinet with people like Ken Salazar left to literally kill and destroy without one iota of concern for the public outrage at the destruction and bloody trail of horrifying slaughter and egregious waste.
Look at the graphic photos in this website on the truth behind the covert horse slaughter of our beloved horses:
Just Say Whoa!
Photographs of Horse Slaughter And How To Be A Voice To Stop The Betrayal
Prior to Obama duping me and so many others in the 2008 election, he told reporters that he would put an end to horse round-ups and commented on his disapproval of anything so inhumane. Oh, really, Mr. Obama? And now what is your rhetoric with Ken Salazar running loose in your Cabinet?
Let your voice be heard. Email, Call, Write, Join Horse and Burro Advocacy Groups and empower yourself and our future.
My next conversation in this radio show was with Attorney Alexis Baden-Mayer of The Organic Consumers Association.
They have a wonderful Newsletter that I love, and their website alone is both informative and motivating: www.organicconsumers.org
Alexis told us about the dangers of Pesticides in our food, and now the incredibly frightening dangers of Genetically Modified Organisms.
Once again, Cabinet Appointee to The Department of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, an unimpressive supporter and former employee of the big Agri-business industries– has sold out the American Taxpayer and given a big, fat free “PASS GO CARD” to DNA damaging and human cell killer companies like Monsanto and other big Agri-business, GMO monsters.
Sorry, I cannot suppress my disgust and horror of such abuse and deception at the Taxpayer and Consumer expense.
Why have our Organic, small Farmers who take pride in the quality of their products and care about the Earth, been harassed and threatened by the Big Agri-business companies with no help from the US Government?
Why are GMO’s not required to be labeled in Grocery Stores [at the VERY LEAST] and WHY on Earth are GMO’s even approved by the corrupted USDA [also under Tom Vilsack's watch]?
This is dangerous to the health of the planet, to all living beings, and certainly to the future of our food quality and Nutrition.
Remember, you CANNOT be healthy without healing foods. This is impossible.
It is disturbing to see the Propaganda of misrepresentation and outright lies today with Michelle Obama planting an Organic Garden in the lawn of the White House, as though this is going to smooth over the betrayal of our food supply to the millions of unsuspecting people who buy their groceries that are NOT rightfully, truthfully labeled as “Toxic” “Pesticide/Agent Orange Dangerous” or “GMO Frankenstein Food.”
See the irony? See the double-talk? See the Propaganda? See the spin-doctoring?
Don’t be fooled.
We are the people who have to stand up for REAL FOOD and stop this Frankenstein-food disaster from unfolding beyond the wretched damage it has already done.
Small Farmers are being relentlessly pursued, SUED, harassed, and forced to close-up their Farms as a result of the Genetically Modified seeds blowing in the wind and contaminating their Organic crops.
How crazy is this? The US Government does NOTHING to support or protect our Organic, Local Farmers and THEIR RIGHTS but they give taxpayer money, bailouts, and corporate welfare to these dangerous, environment destroying, monolithic, reckless, aggressive, arrogant, chemicalized, life-destroying companies?
What is Mr. Obama thinking? Why is someone so corrupt as Tom Vilsack and every knucklehead he oversees and hires at the USDA given a reign of terror over the American consumer, farmer, body of water, and all life?
The time is now to fight back. Regardless of your personal Political viewpoint, you cannot ignore these facts. They are surprising and truly shocking, but you need to know about them to do something to save your own life, the future of your heritage, the future of all food sources.
My Guest on May 5th, 2012, Susun Weed, gave us a lot to consider when we walk by our neighborhood pond, and even in our own yards and Gardens.
Susun was interviewed after a second broadcasting of the interview with Attorney Bruce Wagman, an Advocate for our Wild Horses and Burros.
You can find Susun Weed on her website Susunweed.com
I have one of Susun’s five books: “Healing Wise”, and I use it as a reference manual to learn more about the herbs growing around me and how to utilize them for healing.
It’s fun to recognize something you used to think was a weed, including the Dandelion! The Dandelion is a very powerful kidney and liver healer. I buy this herb in the dried ORGANIC/Wild cultivated form, along with Milk Thistle, and I take it every day.
My interview with Susun and all of my Guests is available on Podcast on this blog.
Enjoy. Empower. Engage. GET ANGRY ENOUGH TO TAKE ACTION.
Tags: Holistic Health Care, Natural Beauty, Natural Pets, Nutrition for Animal Companions
Part I: Clean, Green Cosmetics ARE Beautiful, Lifesaving, Honorable, And Cool!
The consumer buying choices you make for your skin care, make up, hair care, home cleaning products, gardening/lawn products, baby products, and food…. they all add up in a big way and affect your health, longevity, quality of life.
In part I of my radio show today, October 29th, 2011, my conversation with Marj Melchiors of Cosmetics Without Synthetics was timely and important for all women, teens, and everyone.
Check out her website for natural cosmetics/hair/body care products that are non-toxic, holistic, and beautiful: www.allnaturalcosmetics.com
There are a ton of toxic, harmful ingredients in sunscreen, make up, lotions, bath/shower gels, hair care, baby products, and pet products…. Why? This is a ‘wild west’ in the business world, and there are virtually no regulations whatsoever. Thus, you need to be wise enough to take action for your health and be your own advocate. The FDA and other incompetent tax-draining agencies have no interest in the safety of cosmetics and the MANY chemical ingredients that are in the daily lotions and potions most consumers assume are safe and then slather onto their skin.
Be careful of anything you cannot pronounce… and even seemingly innocent words like “parfum” are just another way of hiding more than 200 toxic chemicals that make the synthesized, desired scent the manufacturer desires for their product.
Be careful of ALL “Parabens” such as Methyl-paraben, and propyl-paraben. These are toxic preservatives.
Be careful of anything with Propylene Glycol. This is extremely toxic. It makes a lotion or shampoo/make-up more viscous and keeps something in a liquid state. However, the goons that make the commercialized products KNOW this stuff is horribly intoxicating and dangerous to the body. It goes directly through the skin, into the blood stream, and then your Liver and Kidneys are left to deal with yet one more toxic chemical.
Instead, a good company will use natural oils and Glycerin to make the desired viscosity for any products they make. These natural oils are actually healing and beautifying to the skin.
Another really dangerous ingredient is “PEG” or Poly-ethylene Glycol. There is usually a number after the acronym of “PEG.” Be VERY careful of this and NEVER buy a product with this ingredient. Super toxic, very bad for the body, and certainly bad for the waterways it gets washed into and pollutes the oceans and drinking water.
Please make sure you take control of your life by reading up on the unsavory practices of most cosmetics companies that puts their own bottom-line before your health, wellbeing, safety, life.
“Perfect sincerity and transparency make a great part of beauty, as in dew drops, lakes, and diamonds.”—- Henry David Thoreau
Part II: Dr. Stephen Blake: Veterinarian Extraordinaire!
Check out his AMAZING web site and get informed and be empowered now! The Pet Whisperer
I cannot repeat enough times how incredibly diabolical the ‘vaccine industry’ is to both people and to animals.
As Dr. Blake confirmed in our conversation on the air, vaccines have never been proven to be safe or even effective! Yikes! What are we allowing to be shot into the bodies of our innocent pets?
And why is it always the mentality with way too many Vets that vaccines are remotely safe and even necessary? Who REALLY taught these Vets their medical information when they were in Veterinary school? And why is it “one size of vaccine fits all” mentality?
Looks like our Veterinary Schools have been corrupted by the very same system that corrupted the human medical schools…. the big pharma-chemical paradigm.
What about food? Food IS medicine. It can also be a killer. The choices you make as a ‘pet parent’ can bring life or bring dis-ease and death to your beloved pet.
Understand the ingredients in commercial pet foods, and avoid mass-produced, chemical laden pet food brands [that are, ironically, sold relentlessly in Veterinarian offices!]
Enzymes are key to your health and your animals’ health. Everyone needs digestive Enzymes and proper nutrients to nourish the body.
I love a product called “Green Mush” by Healthforce Nutritionals along with digestive Enzymes and probiotics for my pets. I also put some Flax Seed oil into their food, too. A great product called “Salba” or ground flax seeds gives some help to the digestion, and your pet will start to have a better life with giving such health giving supplements to them.
RAW food, human-grade, Organic, free range, humane. I am personally a Vegetarian, but I realize that my Cats are natural predators and need to eat meat. I buy them human grade, Organic, local meat from humane farms. I give them Raw plus the best canned food I can buy. Some brands I personally like are “Spots Stew” and “Weruva” among other good brands that make small batches, honorably made pet food.
Among the many topics discussed with Dr. Blake today, the wretched Chemicals used for “Flea” and other parasite infestations are DEADLY to our animals. They cause dis-ease, cancer, thyroid and other degenerative conditions.
Avoid ALL products that you can buy from the pet store OR your Vet where you put a chemically laden toxic soup between the back shoulder blades of your beloved pet!
Have you ever asked yourself WHY these products have to be placed between the back shoulder blades? This is crazy. It is so highly toxic that when YOU touch these chemical products, YOU will get sick, too. It trans-dermally soaks through your skin and right into your blood stream.
Horrible. Who is in charge here to oversee these toxic Chemicals? Again, it is the “Wild West” with the chemical industry machine.
Instead, check out Dr. Blake’s Web site, The Pet Whisperer and check out your many options for healthy care for your pets.
I like to use anything with NEEM oil in it. It works wonders on unwanted pests. There are shampoos, and even sprays. You should also always put some Garlic into your pets food, and this certainly helps to keep away unwanted parasites and fleas. I like to buy the “Kyolic” brand in capsules. You open some capsules and mix it into your pets food [depending upon the size of your pet.] You can also chop up some Organic, fresh Garlic and put it into your pets food, too, if you prefer.
Be the advocate for your family that you have to be today.
Be a voice with your local and nationally elected [asleep at the wheel] Government officials. I have no idea how these men and women, whose jobs it is to simply protect the taxpayer/consumer/citizen/environment, can ignore their obvious duties to this world. It defies all logic that they are so ignorant to these clear and present dangers in our world that are easily expunged if they only had the backbone and the will to do so.
I send Love to all the animals whose lives have been cut short from vaccines, toxic food, and other chemicals that should never have been allowed into the market place. Our voices have to lift higher and louder to remove these toxins from the “mainstream” Veterinarian practices.
” What is happening to our world is almost too colossal for human comprehension to contain…. To contemplate its girth and its circumference, to attempt to define it, to try and fight it all at once, is impossible. The only way to combat it is by fighting specific wars in specific ways.”—- Arundhati Roy
Tags: and Amazing Women, Healthy, Wise
My interview last week with three additional women who are also featured in Coach Carl’s new book, “Healthy, Wise and Amazing Women” was, once again, inspiring.
I love my job so much because I get to interact with knowledgeable, progressive, and honorable people from all over the world. I always walk away inspired…
My three awesome, inspiring Guests were:
1.) Lori Alper, Attorney, Wife, Mother, Entrepreneur, and Eco-Living Advocate.
Check her wonderful website out at www.groovygreenlivin.com
Lori and I share a passion to help others become more eco-friendly, conscious about their personal care choices, and especially making it easy for busy people to take action for both the Environment AND for their own quality of life.
2.) Sherry Segal, an award winning children’s book publisher, has created with her business partner, Wendy Wiseman, one of the most popular children’s websites on the internet! Have an interactive visit on her awesome website: www.kiboomu.com
3.) Sarah Cook. How I love her new book, “The Parents’ Guide to Raising CEO Kids”… this message is one that EVERY person, whether you even have kids or not, must read! Many of us were not taught skills from childhood to think like a CEO who also has ETHICS, and cares about others and the Environment, Animals, our oceans, and certainly about making the world a better place WHILE making money.
I loved the informative discussion with Sarah, and I realize it is never too late for even ‘big’ kids to re-learn how to think and act like an Environmental CEO.
Sarah’s website is a great place to start, get inspired with new ideas, and to ultimately take action: www.raisingceokids.com
Thank you to all of the wonderful women who have shared their challenges, triumphs, personal stories, and life lessons with my listeners and with me.
Women have to come together, for the first time in history, and start to uplift each other and break the chains of violence, abuse, oppression, and shame.
The time really is now to uplift our sisters and give a hand in helping them reach their full potential…. what a world we could have if women all over this world had equal opportunity to education, economic equality, self actualization, and fulfillment.
*This show is dedicated to the thousands of American women who campaigned [and gave their very lives] to give girls in America the right to Vote, go to school, work, earn their own money, and to pursue independence. Hundreds of women were beaten, jailed, killed, and ostracized for their bravery.
*This show is also dedicated to the millions of women around this world who continue to live in fear, oppression, abuse, and without basic human rights. May I see the day [soon] where you are finally set free.
Tags: Save our Wolves NOW
Last Saturday, August 20th, 2011, while I was still on hiatus, a replay of one of the most important shows on our American Wildlife was broadcast.
Our Wolves are, once again, under siege in the United States.
The balance of our Eco-system has been tampered with, and systematically destroyed by a minority of people who [undeservedly] put themselves into public offices that have the power to kill or to save our natural world.
Why do the cattle and oil industries consistently get their way in Washington? Why are these two dirty industries behind nearly every environmental disaster in this world?
You can listen to this re-broadcast on my Archives. Please take action and visit the web site for The Center For Biological Diversity. www.biologicaldiversity.org
Part I: Nuclear Energy Destroys All Life. Every minute of the day. Part II: Cork: The Sustainable Wonder.August 1, 2011 at 9:26 AM | Posted in Best Practices in Business, Build Green Save The Planet, Conscious Lifestyles, Conscious Lifestyles Radio Show Blog, Dangers of the Nuclear Energy Industry, Earth Friendly Business Ethics, Eco Warriors, Economy, Environment, Environmental Stewardship, Government held accountable, Nuclear Contamination, Nuclear Energy Kills Everybody, Nuclear Industry Is A Killer, Restore Honesty In Politics, Sustainable Agriculture, Sustainable And Renewable Energy NOW, Sustainable Business Economics, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
Tags: Be An Eco Consumer: Buy Cork, CLEAN Energy, Love Cork, Nuclear Energy Kills All Life On Earth, Politicians and Bribes From The Nuclear Energy Industry, Save Our Planet and Support Renewable, Stop Nuclear Power Plants Like Your Life Depends Upon It, Sustainable Economic Choices, Think Cork: The Sustainable Choice For Our World
Part I: Nuclear Energy = Silent, Invisible Killer
“We must go through a natural revolution if we are to survive on earth. We need to change people’s perceptions. If there’s no environment, there’s no human race. We are in a state of global denial.” —- Ted Turner
The two segments of my show aired this week are both relating to our incredible challenge as humans to live life with consciousness, and to really organize ourselves together to start a revolution to take back our world from the daily destruction of leaching carcinogens and invisible killers.
My first Guest, Kevin Kamps of Beyond Nuclear, www.beyondnuclear.org, gave my listeners some horrifying facts about the dangers of Nuclear Energy.
Most Nuclear plants are privately owned, FOR PROFIT enterprises. However, outrageously, they are “held harmless” from their toxic and highly lethal nuclear leakage, mistakes, meltdowns, etc.
In other words, they keep all of the profits from their business, but they are never held responsible nor accountable for the harm they cause people, the planet, our water, air, food, and all life on Earth.
I cannot think of a more scary industry, as no one is immune or exempt to the LEGAL toxic dumping that routinely takes place at ALL Nuclear Reactors around the globe: Strontium 90 is just ONE of the many lethal, highly carcinogenic, radioactive, and DNA DESTROYING waste products that gets dumped into our waterways every year.
These Gene altering, cancer causing, blood poisoning substances are invisible to the naked eye. But they are leached into our groundwater, and contaminate our soil, and thereby contaminate all life on this Earth.
Is this acceptable? What have we been reduced to as Citizens, Parents, Taxpayers, and Voters?
Why do we vote into office individuals who are betraying us with Bribes from special interest groups that seek to profit from poisoning the entire planet? How is this even possible to a rational thinking person…. it defies all logic.
But it is a reality. We, as the innocent receivers of all of this unreasonable responsibility on our shoulders, need to stand up NOW—- IN the WAKE of the Fukushima disaster—- and demand immediate shut down of this toxic waste industry and start to demand Sustainable, Renewable, SAFE Energy for all consumers.
Wow. This should have been invested in a long, long time ago. Why the delay in supporting the renewable energy sector? They simply did not have the tax breaks,or the Washington funding to turn around and give big donations to Politicians.
I cannot believe that this is what most Politicians have allowed themselves to be reduced to: Whores. They will say anything to get elected, they even sound quite reasonable and even progressive in their words and promises…. but what I have been astonished by OVER AND OVER AGAIN is the reneging and outright amnesia that the Washington corruption brings on BOTH SIDES of the aisle.
Personally, I find Obama’s favors to all of the dirty “energy” industries, the Oil/Gas, the Nuclear and the Coal industries have gotten a big PASS GO CARD from Obama and his entire unqualified, ‘cozy’ Administration.
Outrageous. Didn’t this guy campaign heavily on being ‘different’ and ‘transparent’ and even ‘Eco-friendly’? I recall this was certainly the case. But if you look behind the facade, you see that he was generously supported by all of these dirty industries. Let us not forget the dirty Agri-businesses like the cattle industry, too. They have also gotten an unthinkable PASS GO CARD from Obama and his wretched kingpin, Mr. Ken Salazar.
Gross. The ugliness of this reality is horrifying. You see happy, smiling faces on television, but when you truly listen and then do even a little bit of research, you find a whole different, dirty, back-room dealing story that is enough to make you want to storm Washington with a Revolution.
Is this what it will take to bring the lasting, honest “Change” that all of us had in mind? I think it is exactly what it will take.
The letters, the phone calls, the polite Taxpayer inquiries into the matter get us nowhere. I cannot tell you the volume of “form letters” that I get from my elected officials who are increasingly out of touch with the realities of the imminent dangers in dealing with Nuclear, life altering energy.
Check out www.beyondnuclear.org and get involved like your life depends upon it.
Part II: Cork. The wonder product.
“Anything else you’re interested in is not going to happen if you can’t breathe the air or drink the water. Don’t sit this one out. Do something.”
—- Carl Sagan
My Guest in the second part of the show was Patrick Spencer of The Cork Forest Conservation Alliance, www.corkforest.org
Cork is the ONE wood product where you never cut the tree down. You don’t have to kill the tree, destroy forests and the ecology [and all of the other life that depends upon our forests] to harvest the wood product.
Cork is one of the oldest, most sustainable products on Earth.
Cork is resistant to mold, insects, insulates sound and heat, and inhibits fire.
Cool. It is also affordable, comes in many different colors, shapes, and sizes should you decide to use it for flooring…. and it feels good to stand on, walk on and easy to care for.
Cork is also biodegradable AND recyclable!
What is not to like about this “Wonder” in our world!?!!!!
When I did a general search on the internet, I found everything from cork floors, insulation, jewelry, handbags, dash boards, furniture, textiles…. and the list goes on!
Our cork forests absorb CO2, approximately 20 million tons of carbon, every year. We are not ‘slashing and burning’ to harvest it, and we are supporting an ancient practice thousands of years old that supports the Green Economy when we purchase cork products.
Thank you to my Guest, Patrick Spencer, for sharing the wonders of Cork with us. I had no idea that NASA uses cork to insulate the Space Shuttle from the extreme temperature changes in space!
Gee, if it is able to insulate the Space Shuttle so perfectly, how about our homes, cars, and businesses?
Tags: Eco-Sustainable Business Models, Practically Green, Recover Green Roofs, Save our Planet
The world is a better place when Entrepreneurs and ordinary people start to make a difference when they take action.
My two Guests this week, Susan Hunt Stevens the CEO of an outstanding web site, “Practically Green” and Mark Winterer, the CEO of “Recover Green Roofs” are two people I am thrilled to have on my show.
Being a Green Manifesto is easy when you have the tools. A visit to practicallygreen.com will help you get all the tools you need to understand the importance of being sustainable, eco-conscious, and a true Earth Warrior.
The greatest thing about this web site is it shows you exactly what companies and products are Green…. Susan’s team behind the web site makes it easy since they do ALL of the leg-work and investigations behind the ‘green washing’ that is out there…. so all listings of Ecological/Sustainable information you see is honorable. AND you get a nice education on the entire subject matter of being TRUE GREEN, to boot! Excellent is the word for this starting place for every man, woman and brilliant child who wants to take action and get started right away.
I want to save Wildlife. This is one of my deepest passions in life.
What I love about “Recover Green Roofs” is that Owner, Mark Winterer, has brought a European way of life to the USA: Green Roofs.
In a large metropolis, the suburbs, or even in rural areas, we could use more greenery, wild places for nesting and cleaner air quality.
Green roofs are one part of the answer to our ecological woes today. It is time that this practice become “mainstream” in all home and commercial building projects, and it is time that the US Government start to actually practice what they preach in lip service to the taxpayer.
Green Roofs need tax incentives to become part of our sustainable planning for cities and townships. And it needs to start now.
Visit recovergreenroofs.com and empower yourself with this incredible knowledge that does bring life back to our landscapes that have been paved, destroyed, disrespected, and polluted.
The world is, indeed, a better place when good people decide to take the smallest action to save a bird who fell from its tree… or to plant a garden using sustainable methods… to supporting businesses who share the honorable passion to help save our planet. Start today.
Tags: honorable farmers, Humane, Organic, Support local, sustainable
Your life, indeed, does depend upon how much you know. The public is deliberately led to believe that “Organic” equals Humane or even Sustainable…. but because of the mad rush to cash in on the public’s demand for Organic, the unethical Agri-businesses have lobbied unrelentingly to get the USDA to take over the “Organic” certification so that they, too, can somehow be marketed as kinder, gentler, healthier, and even life loving companies.
Nothing is natural or remotely good about companies like “Monsanto” or “ADM” or “Quaker Oats”…. and the list is staggeringly long… So, your voice as an American Citizen who works hard to pay the very taxes that are mis-used and abused in wasteful subsidies to these earth-destructing companies MUST be heard by your State representatives.
The chain of deception is really un-American, and totally un-Constitutional. But it’s happening, and only our Voices today can stop it. The will of our double-tongued, elected officials is just simply not there. The disappointment of this reality is very deep for me, and it should be for you, too. The money-donations-financial support– whatever you want to call it… has become this nearly perfect circle of corrupt crony-ism and political favors that sell everybody else short, and literally kills our environment.
What are we if we don’t have clean air, water, soil, food? What is our future? Why is nobody in Washington asking this very important question? And why are they forcing the working American population to subsidize their own poisoning? Why are we so submissive to this tragic, circle of evil?
One of the great things about my job as as Talk Show Host is that I get to meet and talk to so many honorable, brilliant Visionaries in our world today.
It was a great pleasure to talk to Dr. Arie McFarlen on my show. Her message is one that we all, as good people, need to recognize as a wake-up-call to fight back against the big-agribusiness deceptions.
The unthinkable cruelty, cramped confinement, and horror that takes place in the Nazi-style “factory farms” [paid for by your taxes] is unacceptable. The toxic drugs, hormones, and other toxins injected and fed to the animals are directly winding up in the very neatly packaged, “innocent” looking meat products in most chain grocery stores today.
Anything you can imagine as unconscionable happens behind those factory farmed walls.
The adrenaline and other fear hormones that pump through the bodies of terrified animals also gets into the animal products that get sold in cellophane packages in grocery stores.
These toxins are proven carcinogens to humans.
Why are we forced to pay for this misery and sickness? Don’t we have a collapsed, untenable “health care system” that will never be solvent until the very Citizens of this country are given honest, healthy food choices that are the “norm” and not the exception for the wealthy?
Why are our Organic, sustainable, local, humane, small farms NOT given our Tax Subsidies? Can someone in Washington with a brain please stand up and give us, the people who care about quality of life on Earth, an answer?
“He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of man by his treatment of animals.” —- Immanuel Kant
Check out Dr. Arie McFarlen’s website and become conscious of the life that you were supposed to be granted in this world.
I advocate a Vegetarian lifestyle and certainly a Vegan lifestyle. It is healthier for the Environment and for your digestion, your brain, your entire body/mind connection. You will feel lighter, think more clearly, and realize the health benefits within a few weeks of being conscious of your food choices.
However, if you do eat animal products, I highly advocate all people to ONLY support your local, humane, organic, sustainable farmers for this. EVERY township has local farmers who are humane and honorable in their farming practices, and NOW is the time to vote with your dollars for all products that are not produced with toxic drugs, anti-biotics [literally means anti-life] and with pesticides.
Our waterways are our lifeblood. We, as the people who pay the taxes that our over-grown government relies upon, need to stand up and be a collective voice for our lives today and certainly for the innocent lives whose existence will be in question if we do not preserve the future by demanding sustainability right now.
“Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth and protection of the country.” — Thomas Jefferson
My Guest today on the show was Arlene Nilsson, the CEO and Founder of eco-friendly “The Hemptress” handbags. www.thehemptress.com
Hemp is hip. It can be used to make wall board, entire buildings/homes, floors, medicine, clothes, handbags/suitcases, utensils, plastic, food, cars [Henry Ford made one over 100 years ago], and a myriad of other consumer products.
Hemp is non-toxic, takes up very little space, and grows fast. It can grow over 10 feet in a few months, and is a wonder plant that has been lambasted by some very worried, threatened AND corrupted industries that want to squelch any competition right out of the marketplace. Industries such as the Cotton Growers, Corn, Petroleum, Timber/Lumber, Tobacco, Mining, and the Chemical industries are behind the absence of Hemp from our Economy.
This one agricultural product can produce Ethanol for fuel, and it can provide millions of jobs to Americans…. so why on Earth are we denied this amazing plant from being grown in America?
Who in Congress or any elected person in an official position can argue keeping this Economic savior out of American industry?
Currently, we are importing from China, Pakistan, Canada and other countries for our Hemp products. This is money that is leaving the American Economy and going right into the pockets of our Foreign [and even dangerous] competitors. China is no real friend of the United States… but they have outsmarted the American mindless Government and overcome the U.S. in just a few short years economically and productivity wise.
Wow. Unthinkable stupidity on the part of our elected officials who have been bribed, and have taken the rest of America down a path of ignorance that can and will cost us our very freedom.
This IS a plant that can restore our national strength, but because of a handful of Lobby groups paid for by the industries that remain threatened by the powers of Hemp…. we, as American Taxpayers, are burdened both Economically and on an innovative level.
Hemp grows fast, and almost everywhere. It requires very little water, and NO pesticides to grow rapidly. The added bonus to Hemp is that it is adaptable to many different climates, and does well in cold weather. Canada is growing Hemp, and loving the profits. Why not replace our toxic, pesticide-laden corn and beet fields with Hemp?
Last year, and once again, Legislation to bring Hemp back to American soil to help our Economic freedom and produce jobs was shot down by the very powerful [and ill intentioned] groups mentioned above.
“Why use up the forests which were centuries in the making and the mines which required ages to lay down, if we can get the equivalent of forest and mineral products in an annual growth of the Hemp fields?” — Henry Ford
Arlene gave information that most of us don’t recall ever being written about in the History books in school. both Thomas Jefferson and George Washington were HEMP Farmers! They were not Tobacco Farmers, as is erroneously taught in “His-Story” class.
Also, Arlene highlighted the fact that Betsy Ross made the first American flag from Hemp material, our very own Constitution was written on Hemp paper, and all Military clothing uniforms were made from Hemp until World War II…. any wonder why Hemp has disappeared from our choices as consumers?
I see World War II as a bigger tragedy than could ever be depicted in any book, war movie, or even documentary. It is impossible to show clearly the underhanded and often invisible ‘domino effect’ that the Nazi warfare machine has had on our lives and on all life on this Earth.
Nazi German technology was and remains the most sophisticated chemical and high technology in history. They were many decades ahead of their time, and the United States would have never caught up to this technology had they not literally bought it and brought it to America. So many covert operations took place that will never be totally uncovered but if you look beyond the ‘smoke and mirrors’ of the Propaganda, you see lasting affects of such political bargaining.
Plastics were invented in Nazi Germany, and so were many higher technology chemicals that are now under well-known corporate names like “Monsanto” and “Bayer” and several other companies who continue to burden our world with their dangerous pharmaceutical and lawn, garden, pesticide, and GMO operations.
Because of these powerful, well connected companies to Washington, Hemp has been marginalized as a “drug” or “Hippie Weed” so successfully because it keeps the dangerous PVC manufacturers, chemical makers, GMO pushers, and other Nazi-German spawned corporations inside the closed loop of big, lucrative, profitable, powerful business.
Be a voice for our freedom of choice and for our Economy [and future] and visit the web site www.votehemp.com
The fighting, killing, and horrors in Iraq, Iran, The Sudan,The Congo and all over the world are about MINERAL and Petroleum resources!
If we had access to Hemp in America, this raping and pillaging of our natural resources might come to an end. Genocide for mineral resources needs to be brought into the consciousness of Americans.
The Sudan: Oil
Iraq/middle East: Oil, Minerals
The Congo: Cobalt, Minerals, Diamonds, Natural Resources [The Congo is has the richest reserve of Cobalt, which is used for high technology microchips for cell phones, computers, etc. People are dying every day for this mineral. Bayer Pharmaceutical is the primary beneficiary of this killing and warfare for this mineral.]
Track the greed.