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http://www.cropcircleconnector.com/2018/Kuban/Kuban2018a.html

A crop circle was spotted by a Russian farmer a few days before the Summer Solstice 2018, then photographed aerially and photos published on the Solstice:



The analysis page, titled "Nemesis and Magnetic Inversion," says that the figure references a worsening of the effects of Nemesis on our solar system happening in July:
http://www.cropcircleconnector.com/2018/Kuban/comments.html

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Eclipse that will happen in the month of July, and alignments always potentiate the gravitational effects of Nemesis on the system. Note a distant object, as an astronomical reference of alignment on the day of the solar eclipse (July 13), which in this case seems to me to be the star SIRIUS, in that direction of the event. The planetary effects of Nemesis and the (July 13) solar & (July 27/28) lunar eclipses can make things worse in July.

Remember also from a recent discussion that July 9 begins several weeks of an oddity in which every planet in our solar system ends up on one side of the sun, leaving the other side empty of native major bodies...unless "something else" fills the gap and brings us into balance?
http://planetxtownhall.com/index.php/topic,6583.msg104896.html#msg104896

The analysis then continues to liken the diagram to the female reproductive system, with an ovary releasing an ovum, signifying a new spiritual conception from above, rather than from below.  Wonder if our new birth will occur in 9 months then, or Spring Equinox 2019 - a date that some in our community are watching closely already?

Analysis further discusses that we are entering a planetary alignment pattern that may directly correspond to the Sephir Yetzirah, or Kabbalic Tree of Life, complete with a crown said to correspond to the September 23, 2017 Virgo alignment pattern denoting a sacred birth.  The star Vega, which translates either to "FALLING" or "LANDING," is directly overhead of the conception, with the alpha-star of Lyra emanating its energy onto the embryo.  Not sure whether "falling" and "landing" are good or bad?

These crop formations often have an astronomical, a spiritual, a temporal and a technological interpretation.  Sometimes it takes a young engineering student still in the middle of his university degree to recognize a diagram as an innovative new idea that would further mankind's progress, and surely somewhere one or more such individuals are cataloguing all of these "gifts" for future reference, and maybe even building prototypes?  This page of Crop Circle Connector suggests a new twist on an old device:

http://www.cropcircleconnector.com/2018/Kuban/articles.html
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What's Lurking in the Future / Re: A Look Into Our Future
« Last post by MadMax on Today at 10:45:57 AM »
UN Troops to Exterminate Selected Americans In FEMA Camps According to FM 39.4

http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/un-troops-to-exterminate-americans-in-fema-camps-according-to-fm-39-4/

It is laughable that some in the Independent Media are still in denial about the existence and true nature of concentration camps in America, commonly known as FEMA camps. The evidence is overwhelming and from certain documents we can ascertain how “detainees” will be captured and transported to these infamous FEMA camps.

From the perspective of history, concentration camps are notoriously known for being institutions of murder. Based on this notion, I scoured the Army concentration camp manual entitled FM 3-39.40 Internment and Resettlement Operations (PDF), and found only scant reference to the subject of deaths in the concentration camps. Now wait a minute, this document painstakingly describes interrogation processes, food preparation, the transport and care of detainees, but they barely mention how they are going to deal with dead bodies? Aren’t people going to die in captivity?

In a facility filled with a divergent population with regard to age, health status and physical conditioning, should the authorities be concerned with what happens when an inmate dies from an unexpected heart attack or stroke? What would they do with the dead bodies?

If proper preparations are not taken for the proper care and disposal of dead bodies, wouldn’t that imperil the health of fellow inmates, not to mention the guards and other military personnel? This should be a primary concern for any facility.

Notice in the above (5-72) that only meaningful categories of inmate death are (1) the detainee’s own misconduct and (2) death due to external causes.

    5-73. The NRDC will notify the ICRC of all detainee deaths. The NDRC will maintain detainee DD Forms 2064 for the period of hostilities or occupation, for the duration of any other military operation, or as otherwise directed. When authorized, the NDRC will archive detainee DD Forms 2064.

Appendix N
Foreign Confinement Officer Training Program

Training U.S. Trainers

    N-43. Soldiers and Marines who are assigned training missions receive a course of preparation to deal with the specific requirements of developing the target HN confinement officers (i.e. foreign detention officers). The course should emphasize the cultural background of the HN, introduce its language (to include specific confinement-related terms and phrases) and provide insights into cultural tips for developing a good rapport with HN personnel.


The beginning of this section attempts to create the illusion that foreign troops will be under the complete control of Army personnel. However, I believe it is likely that the mass exterminations of the detainees will take place when the American military is withdrawn from the facilities. If there was any doubt as to the fact that our soon-to-be jailers will be foreign and will have no hesitation to carry out mass genocide, the following regulation from the document should remove all doubt.

Max
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Latest headlines since the previous lists in this topic, most recent first from each source.

From https://watchers.news/category/earth-changes/
*  Rockford, IL received three times its average June rainfall by June 22 [Illinois, USA]

From  https://www.sott.net/category/4
*  Australian ski resorts receive up to 28 inches of snow in 3 days, the most since 2000
*  Over 3,000 people have been stung by jellyfish on Florida beaches in the past two weeks [USA]
*  Two large sinkholes open up near shopping center on the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia [USA]

*  No bull: Lightning kills bull in Telangana, India
*  Lightning bolt kills 15 sheep in Miles City, Montana [USA]
* Global cooling: Snow falls in high summer on the Carpathian mountains, Ukraine
*  No sacred cows: Lightning bolt kills 17 cattle in Assam, India

Nothing new in:
  https://www.earthfiles.com/
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EARTH CHANGES / Re: Earthquakes General - 2018
« Last post by Jimfarmer on Today at 09:26:21 AM »
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USGS and EMSC do not agree. Reporting data from both.
Earthquake totals in last 24 hours according to:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/
377 'quakes of magnitude >2.4 ⋅ Total mags = 1092.6 ⋅ Avg mag = 2.90 (*)

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/?filter=yes
309 'quakes of magnitude >2.4 ⋅ Total mags = 921.2 ⋅ Avg mag = 2.98

(*) magnitude >2.4 in USA, and >4.4 elsewhere. (>2.4 worldwide not available)
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Three strongest 'quakes from either site (plus one):
*  Mag. 5.2  from volcanic eruption in the south-east section of Hawaii's largest island (both sites).
*  Mag. 5.0  in mid-south central South Atlantic Ocean, ESE of tip of So. America (both sites).
*  Mag. 4.9  on the east coast mid-south of Philippines (both sites).
*  Mag. 4.9  off the west coast north of Madagascar (USGS.  EMSC: 4.8).

Largest groups of multiple 'quakes from either site:
348  in Hawaii's largest island; south-east and west sections (USGS.  EMSC: 257).
*  11  in Chile; north to central, and nearby in Argentina (EMSC.  USGS: 2).
*  6  in and around Puerto Rico; west, north, W, and NW (USGS.  EMSC: 3).
*  5  in Alaska; on south coast mid-east, central mid-south, and off south coast central (USGS.  EMSC: 3).
*  5  in Mexico; inland and offshore of west coast south, and mid-south west and mid-east (EMSC.  USGS: 1).
*  4  in Albania; mid-north central, and mid-south mid-west (EMSC.  USGS: 0).

*  3  in and/or around each of: ⋅ offshore El Salvador,  southern Philippines,  and Iran ⋅ (at least one source site each).
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From USGS:

*  Little shakers (mag. 1.0 ~ 2.4) in Alaska and nearby in Canada (30 Qs), Hawaii (270 Qs), Washington (state),  western Montana, California, Nevada, and Arizona (USA);  and in Puerto Rico region (6 Qs).

*  39 little shakers in California and Nevada; plus many smaller ones. (All-magnitude clusters in California: SE of Los Angeles and nearby, and minor cluster mid-north mid-west.)

*  No 'quakes of any magnitude in Yellowstone Park, Wyoming and Montana.

91 'quakes of all magnitudes in California and Nevada. (max mag. = 3.5). [updated values]
631 'quakes of all magnitudes in Hawaii (max mag. = 5.2 from volcanic eruption). [updated values]
*  40 'quakes of all magnitudes in Alaska region (max mag. = 3.6). [updated values]

*  Stronger 'quakes (mag. > 2.4) in California (USA);  and in Alaska region (5 Qs), Hawaii (348 Qs), and Puerto Rico region (6 Qs).

Notes: Quarry blasts and explosions are excluded from above lists and totals, except where otherwise indicated.
USGS lists some sites near borders as near locations across the border.
Earthquake counts less than 3 are not reported, except where otherwise indicated.
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20 earthquakes of magnitude >1.9 in last 24 hours in Euro-Med region, according to http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/Map/zoom.php?key=1&typ=world#2  (5 only in Turkey).
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Solar Events / Re: The Solar Grand Minimum
« Last post by R.R. Book on Today at 06:51:23 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_7SO2EdKvo

It's important sometimes to step outside of our immediate Truth Community social circle and hear from other highly educated people of different walks of life who are awakening.

Sociology professor Dr. Steven Ahmed from California puts out a stark warning to get prepared, saying that a handful of staple crops on which humans are almost entirely dependent only grow between 42 and 112 degrees F, and that any deviation from those temperatures will cause worldwide starvation.  Although he apparently has not been exposed to the recently posited reversal of global warming theory, his thoughts on sociological change accompanying any type of climate change are worth considering, especially when climate change is coupled with a projected increase in global population, or with other cataclysms such as may be caused by Px. 

Dr. Ahmed says to expect all cultural and political systems to be significantly impacted and altered, resulting in an amplification of tribal, national and religious conflicts as a result.  As a consequence, we are seeing intensification of police repression as the poor protest their plight. 

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There is no possible way for all of the human beings on the planet to live as people in the United States and Western Europe have been living for a couple of centuries now.  You would need three planets in order for all of the people on Earth to live the lifestyle - the wasteful lifestyle - that has been lived in the United States.  It's impossible; it won't happen.  As a consequence, there's going to be revolt worldwide, and there's going to be political repression as a result.

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Millions of people are going to die, and millions of people are going to leave impoverished nations, and move, driven by hope alone that they can find a better life for themselves according to the Western standard that has been promoted by the media.

As an ironic example, he notes the exodus of Africans from the continent with the richest mineral resources on the planet.

Another irony:
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Most people in the Western world, in the United States, are not living well at all.

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Poor people throughout the world, at the bottom of the social hierarchies, will die off first, as the elite scramble to sequester all life-sustaining resources for themselves...1% of the global population.  They do not share outside their immediate circle, and they will do anything to control the resources for themselves.

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Some of us are beginning to realize that the virtual reality that many of us chose to participate in never, ever had rich meaning at all.

If average temperatures change by 3 or 4 degrees F over the next few decades, seed companies will control global food cultivation and distribution, especially in those situations where seafood and land-based food become extinct, he says.  As we lose more edible species, we become more dependent upon those who have sequestered the resources.

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The group that controls food, and its distribution, will control what is left of humanity.  That will entail racial genocide based upon political policies which will include government-assisted suicide.

California, D.C., Oregon and Hawaii have already laid the legal groundwork to expand the policy of assisted suicide for non-terminally ill persons, and Dr. Ahmed says that the primary targets are the poor of all races.

The professor then cites a recent U.N. report titled "Water Scarcity by 2030: True for Every Second Person on Earth, saying "The challenge for us is clear and present, and it is dangerous."

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The general idea of a reduced global population was etched in stone in the state of Georgia.  The Georgia Guidestones set a population limit of 500 million people on earth.  You are probably not included, unless you can entertain the rich, who will continue to thrive.  It is projected that by the year 2030, the 1% will control 2/3 of the global wealth.  Yes, that's obscene.  What that means is that 90% of the world's population will be their slaves living in the most despicable filthy cesspools imaginable, with dead oceans, poisoned air, hardly any fertility, no health care, and we can't even call what those folks will eat "food."

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That population of 500 million people, etched in stone, would necessitate a reduction of 8.5 billion people beginning in the year 2030, when the global population is expected to reach 9 billion human beings.  And that's just 11 years from now.
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Yowbarb Note - Vermont banned fracking clear back in 2012, yet when I google it I see plenty of evidence there has been a fight about fracking ever since. Big corporations trying very hard to override the will of the people in the state.

These are the most recent articles I could find, from April 2018 and February 2018. I (don't know what happened after the meeting of the Permanent People's Tribunal on human rights, fracking and climate change, in May
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April 2018:

Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal to address human rights, fracking and climate change, May 14
By Press Release

 
https://vtdigger.org/2018/04/19/permanent-peoples-tribunal-address-human-rights-fracking-climate-change-may-14/

News Release — 350Vermont
April 16, 2018

Contact:
Attorney Vanessa Brown  802-229-0087  vlbrown81@gmail.com

Bethel — The historic Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal Session on Human Rights, Fracking, and Climate Change will take place this May 14th – 18th, co-hosted by the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word at Oregon State University, Corvallis, and live-streaming online.

For the first time in its nearly 40-year history, this session of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal (PPT) will have an international focus and will include arguments about the rights of Nature in addition to the rights of people. Among those participating are 350 VT and the Green Mountain Druid Order.

The Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal is a highly respected international forum that grew from the Russell-Sartre Tribunal to investigate whether breaches of human rights norms occurred during the Vietnam War. The Tribunal was constituted in November 1966, and was conducted in two sessions in 1967, in Stockholm, Sweden and Roskilde Denmark. Since then it has conducted a series of high-profile hearings to determine whether human rights standards were abridged in Bhopal, Chernobyl, and other sites worldwide. The Tribunal’s most recent session was on Myanmar’s (Burma’s) crimes against the Rohingya and Kachin refugees.

The upcoming session will focus on the potential human rights violations of unconventional hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and climate change. The Tribunal judges will also be asked to consider the rights of Nature, because the protection of a healthy environment may be a fundamental prerequisite for the protection of human rights.

Local Attorney Vanessa Brown, a 2012 graduate of the Vermont Law School, home of the nation’s top environmental law program, will present witness testimony and oral and written arguments addressing the session’s central questions. A team of human rights attorneys will present witness testimony and reports from preliminary tribunals held in areas where fracking is used in oil and gas extraction. Amicus briefs have been submitted by attorneys and others representing nongovernmental organizations, including 350 VT and the Green Mountain Druid Order, for which representatives will present evidence and arguments orally.

After examining evidence and hearing testimony, judges selected by the impartial PPT board will be asked to provide an advisory opinion on four central questions:
1. Under what circumstances do fracking and other unconventional oil and gas extraction techniques breach human rights protected by international law as a matter of treaty or custom?
2. Under what circumstances do fracking and other unconventional oil and gas extraction techniques warrant the issuance of either provisional measures, a judgment enjoining further activity, remediation relief or damages for causing environmental harm? 3. What is the extent of responsibility and liability of States and non-State actors for violations of human rights and for environmental and climate harm caused by these oil and gas extraction techniques? 4. What is the extent of responsibility and liability of States and non-State actors, both legal and moral, for violations of the rights of nature related to environmental and climate harm caused by these unconventional oil and gas extraction techniques?

The judges will likely spend several months reviewing the evidence and deliberating before issuing their opinion.

During the week of the Tribunal, attorneys, witnesses, and judges will convene via Zoom web conferencing software each day to hear evidence and testimony. The proceedings will be streamed on the Spring Creek Project Facebook page. A full schedule of daily Tribunal proceedings will be posted on the Spring Creek Project website and on tribunalonfracking.org in advance of the Tribunal for those who wish to follow along.

Leading up to this session of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal, the Spring Creek Project is sharing the Bedrock Lectures on Human Rights and Climate Change, an online lecture series that invites artists, lawyers, scientists, writers, and activists to engage audiences in imagining how we can build communities in a world where environmental crises quickly become recognized as human rights crises. A new lecture is released each Wednesday by noon on YouTube. Fracking engineer Anthony Ingraffea, PhD, of Cornell University, was the most recent presenter.

On May 14th, on the opening evening of the Tribunal, writer and ecologist Sandra Steingraber, PhD, will deliver a keynote address. Steingraber will share her personal experience with fracking along with scientific data to illustrate how environmental injustices are related to social injustices.
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February 2018:
"You can bet that the fossil fuel lobbyists aren't going to like this legislation one bit. They'll say it's unconstitutional, just as they did with the ban on fracking. But guess what, Vermont's ban on fracking still stands! ... Vermont also has a goal of generating 90% of our total energy from renewable sources by 2050."   Feb 8, 2018

Stop New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure in Vermont « Green Energy Times
www.greenenergytimes.org/2018/02/08/stop-new-fossil-fuel-infrastructure-in-vermont/

http://www.greenenergytimes.org/2018/02/08/stop-new-fossil-fuel-infrastructure-in-vermont/
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PLANET X ASTRONOMY / Re: "behind the sun"
« Last post by Jimfarmer on June 23, 2018, 10:31:14 PM »
I would appreciate opinions on this:

The earth is on opposite sides of the sun every 6 months, so if the brown dwarf was "behind the sun" 6 months ago and is still "behind the sun" now, then it must be past perihelion.

My understanding is that PX has been between the Sun and Earth for a long time now, perhaps a couple years at least.  What is your source of info?
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PLANET X ASTRONOMY / Re: "behind the sun"
« Last post by fred_heyer on June 23, 2018, 06:44:41 PM »
I would appreciate opinions on this:

The earth is on opposite sides of the sun every 6 months, so if the brown dwarf was "behind the sun" 6 months ago and is still "behind the sun" now, then it must be past perihelion.
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SURVIVALIST HEAL THYSELF / Re: Survivalists' ideas on Medical and Health ideas
« Last post by R.R. Book on June 23, 2018, 06:11:07 PM »
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Herbs and vitamins, for instance, are almost never considered to be "evidence-based" and credible because they have not run the gauntlet of prerequisite clinical trials required for them to be verified as therapeutic within this model.

This is slowly changing, thankfully.  One area that stands out is geriatric medicine, which tends to comprise a large proportion of the budgetary liabilities of developed nations.  Born of necessity, studies are being conducted on supplement after supplement which show that the natural remedy is often both the better and the cheaper one.  A number of posts on Barb's Alzheimers thread citing studies published on the National Institutes of Health website demonstrate that.

The problem is waiting for clinical trials to be completed before beginning a course of natural medicine, especially if a patient has a limited window of opportunity to forestall downward progression, as with Parkinson's Disease.  NADH, for example, has not successfully passed its clinical trials yet, though countless PD sufferers know from first-hand experience that daily supplementation eliminates the sense of loss of balance that can be so debilitating. 

PD patients also evidence a conspicuous absence of glutathione in the substantia nigra portion of the brain, particularly male patients who have been exposed to agricultural pesticides, so the question arises: why wait for permission from the establishment to begin replenishing substrates of glutathione, when time is of the essence?
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SURVIVALIST HEAL THYSELF / Re: Survivalists' ideas on Medical and Health ideas
« Last post by ilinda on June 23, 2018, 05:42:11 PM »
This is definitely food for thought, deep thought.  The articles I find on greenmedinfo.com are of excellent quality and this one is no exception:

 Sayer Ji, Founder of GreenMedInfo.com
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'Evidence-Based' Medicine: A Coin's Flip Worth of Certainty

Posted on:
Friday, November 9th 2012 at 5:00 am
Written By:   Sayer Ji, Founder
This article is copyrighted by GreenMedInfo LLC, 2014


What if 90% of the peer-reviewed clinical research, the holy grail of the conventional medical system, is exaggerated, or worse, completely false?
A seismic shift is occurring in the field of evidence-based medicine that a rare few are aware of, but which will (and likely already does) affect everyone, as the standard of medical care today largely follows from this model.
The very life's blood of 'evidence-based' medicine -- peer-reviewed and published clinical research results – which legitimizes the entire infrastructure and superstructure upon which conventional medical knowledge and practice is erected, has been revealed as mostly and patently false.
Case in point: in a 2005 essay, "Why Most Published Research Findings are False," and which is the most downloaded document of all time on PLoS, the Public Library of Medicine's peer-reviewed, open access journal, John P. A Ioannidis explains in detail how "It can be proven that most claimed research findings are false." And that "for many current scientific fields, claimed research findings may often be simply accurate measures of the prevailing bias."  
The Atlantic published a piece on Ioannidis' work, back in 2010, titled "Lies, Damned Lies, and Medical Science," well worth reading, and which opened with "Much of what medical researchers conclude in their studies is misleading, exaggerated, or flat-out wrong. So why are doctors - to a striking extent - still drawing upon misinformation in their everyday practice?"
Ioannidis' work revealed that about half of the most highly regarded research findings within "evidence-based" medicine are either wrong, or significantly exaggerated:
[Ioannidis] zoomed in on 49 of the most highly regarded research findings in medicine over the previous 13 years, as judged by the science community's two standard measures: the papers had appeared in the journals most widely cited in research articles, and the 49 articles themselves were the most widely cited articles in these journals.
...Of the 49 articles, 45 claimed to have uncovered effective interventions. Thirty-four of these claims had been retested, and 14 of these, or 41 percent, had been convincingly shown to be wrong or significantly exaggerated. If between a third and a half of the most acclaimed research in medicine was proving untrustworthy, the scope and impact of the problem were undeniable. That article was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Time magazine wrote about Ioannidis' findings the same year with a piece titled "A Researcher's Claim: 90% of Medical Research is Wrong" -- the title of which speaks resoundingly for itself.
Keep in mind that the 'gold standard' of the multi-trillion dollar conventional, 'evidence-based' medical model is the very research that Ioannidis now says is mostly false.  This model, which apparently thrives despite, or even because of, its falsity, largely determines what drugs are used, what surgical procedures employed, or conversely, what treatments can not be used, e.g. vitamins, spices, etc in disease prevention or treatment.  It also shields those who practice this dominant and only truly legally-sanctioned form of medicine against the potential calamity of moral, criminal, and financial liabilities it is responsible for– that is, as long as the truth continues to remain buried.  
How many folks, for instance, are aware that the Cochrane Database Review on preventing influenza in healthy children with flu vaccines shows that the evidence proving their safety and effectiveness in children under two (the population most susceptible to vaccine-induced injuries) is conspicuously lacking? Why would anyone question the rationality of vaccinating infants and young children against influenza when the CDC and FDA presents it as unequivocally safe and effective? As the review states:
It was surprising to find only one study of inactivated vaccine in children under two years, given current recommendations to vaccinate healthy children from six months of age in the USA, Canada, parts of Europe and Australia. If immunization in children is to be recommended as a public health policy, large-scale studies assessing important outcomes, and directly comparing vaccine types are urgently required.
Or, among the the tens of millions of Americans taking statin drugs for the primary or secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease, who among them realize that there are well over 300 adverse health effects documented in the scientific literature itself associated with the use of this chemical class of medications, including the weakening and damaging of the heart muscle?
Sadly, examples like these may be the rule and not the exception.
Evidence-based medicine (EBM), of course, is founded upon an epistemological power structure arranged hierarchally like a pyramid. The 'quality of evidence' determines whether or not something can be said to be true. On the lowest tier, the 'base' of this pyramid, is the Anecdote, considered worthless, encompassing many folk medical systems employing food and plant medicines and still used by the majority of the word as their primary care system, followed by: Cell Studies > Animal Studies > Human Studies > Clinical Trials > Meta-Analyses and Systematic Reviews of Clinical Trials.

This model assumes, in the characteristically Napoleonic style, that what it does not officially confirm as being true, is not true. Herbs and vitamins, for instance, are almost never considered to be "evidence-based" and credible because they have not run the gauntlet of prerequisite clinical trials required for them to be verified as therapeutic within this model. The fact that our bodies, for instance, require vitamin C in order to be alive, is not evidence enough to support the concept that it may be valuable to take it supplementally at doses beyond the recommended daily value (which may keep you only a few milligrams above starvation/deficiency values).

The fact is that human clinical trials can cost millions of dollars, and that in order to prove the value of a potential FDA-approved medicine, it must be taken through phase 0, phase I, phase II and phase III clinical trials (which, taken together, cost on average $804 million). The 'gold standard' of evidence-based medicine therefore betrays the aphorism: "those who own the gold make the standard."  By principle, therefore, all natural substances, which do not lend themselves to being patented because they do not grant the manufacturer exclusivity, will never attain FDA approval as legitimate medicines.
While the conventional medical system can claim this is because they lack "evidence" for safety and effectiveness (despite the fact that Turmeric, for instance, has thousands of years of use by millions of folks as a food and medicine), the reality is that they only lack "evidence" because they cannot be effectively monetized and controlled as proprietary instruments of medical power.  
Ultimately, Ioannadis' findings reflect an inborn and potentially fatal error at the very heart of modern science itself: namely, a tendency towards scientism.
Scientism is the idea that natural science is the most authoritative worldview or aspect of human education, and that it is superior to all other interpretations of life. Furthermore, scientism accepts as real and valid only those things which it can confirm empirically; those things it does not or cannot confirm it is skeptical about, e.g. homeopathy, the existence of the soul, an innate intelligence in the body, or worse, outright denies as unscientific, or "quackery."
For instance, a fundamental assumption of all scientific inquiry is that things are made of "real, hard objects," i.e., the computer I am typing at is a conglomeration of atoms. But wait, quantum mechanics, which peers deeper into the illusion of materiality, revealed that what subtends the illusion of macroscopic things is a subatomic realm better described as comprised of fields of possibility, where particles can be at two places at once, or communicate faster than the speed of light (non-locality), etc, basically violating all the fundamental laws considered inviolable on our everyday level of macroscopic perception. So, in many ways, the deeper you take the scientific investigation, the less firm a footing you have on what really is real, and what you think you know.
Also, scientism – this false sense of certainty in knowing - leads inevitably to medical monotheism: the belief that there is only one true and right way to prevent and treat disease, and that all disbelievers are intrinsically inferior and treated as either uneducated, insane, or as heretics, to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.  
This is how we arrived at our present day pseudo-scientific medical dictatorship.  I say pseudo- because insofar as science means an attempt to discern the truth without bias, it is a human faculty, a yearning of the soul, a constant challenge we must meet each and every moment we try to figure something out.  Science is not a "brand," a "possession," an exclusive faculty of a caste of scientific elite, dispensed solely through monolithic institutions.  It can not claim to deny anything and everything it does not explicitly confirm without being an organ and instrument of fascism, control, divisiveness and institutionalized and compulsory ignorance and myopia.
Natural medicine, by principle, will never attain legitimacy within the present power structure. The money simply will not flow in the direction of uncovering, or simply confirming its time-tested, multi-culturally confirmed and often obvious power to heal with food and otherwise natural substances and interventions -- that is, beyond the sizable body of preclinical research which we have gone to great lengths to collect and index for you on Greenmedinfo.com.
These limitations, however, are being overcome as we speak. The revelation that the 'evidence-based' monopoly on the truthTM is itself not based on evidence, in perhaps a majority of cases, has world historical implications. Perhaps we would do equally well for ourselves if we went back to our intuition, drawing from ancient dietary and natural medical practices to take back control of our health. For example, asking ourselves "how do I feel?" is no less vital a question than "what is my LDL cholesterol number?" Certainly, in the first case the answer is immediate, and not up to debate. After all, is the evidence of our first-hand experience any less valid than a Merck funded, multi-million dollar drug trial? It is simply a matter of whether we choose to stand firmly in, or loosely give away our power in exchange for the narcotic of blind faith in a conventional medical system, whose credibility as a system designed to discover and apply empirically-confirmed truths (assuming the work of Ioannidis is accurate) already departed long ago.

Sayer Ji is founder of Greenmedinfo.com, a reviewer at the International Journal of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine, Co-founder and CEO of Systome Biomed, Vice Chairman of the Board of the National Health Federation, Steering Committee Member of the Global Non-GMO Foundation.
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