Human Rights Under Attack: Gareth Peirce on The New Dark Age

— Commentary—

Hard fought for human rights being eroded in the UK, EU, US, Canada and other countries that used to be well respected. Secret Courts to hear secret evidence, secrets kept from the public to hide wrong doing not protect the public. Intelligence obtained by torture and other unreliable means shared with allies and acted on without regard.

The current and future Canadian taxpayers stuck with tens of millions more in federal debt after lawsuits from past governments human and charter rights violations settled out of court to avoid high cost of litigation and risks of even higher court ordered compensation.

This lecture only touches on some of this. There is overwhelming proof it is spreading into more areas than just national security. Policing, traffic and family courts, national standards, free will of elected and appointed officials and independence of our Judiciaries are just some of the areas the public’s rights and protections are being eroded at unprecedented rates. Their original purposes along with transparency and accountability measures being ignored, misinterpreted or neutered for self and special interest gains.

Not acting against this in meaningful ways is equivalent to condoning it.

More comments on the CBC Ideas website and Facebook page.

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Justice, jobs and SNC-Lavalin: How much does the engineering giant matter to the economy?

The new Champlain Bridge, seen under construction on Feb. 28, is among SNC’s largest federal contracts.
CHRISTINNE MUSCHI/THE GLOBE AND MAIL

Commentary

Many of the public and in government are saying there should not be two sets of rules and laws for those that can afford to lobby and pay large fines instead of face the consequences of convictions and those that can’t.

From this article it appears many of the Canadian jobs already moved outside Canada. Some are saying many of the ones remaining would likely get hired by other corporations that would still be allowed to bid if SNC-Lavalin convicted.

The fact the government is looking at changing procurement rules even for corporations with convictions is very concerning.

Globe and Mail

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in hot water over efforts to protect the firm from a criminal trial. His defenders say he’s trying to protect thousands of jobs. The economic facts are more complicated.

NICOLAS VAN PRAET QUEBEC BUSINESS REPORTER
ANDREW WILLIS
PUBLISHED MARCH 2, 2019
UPDATED MARCH 3, 2019

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/article-justice-jobs-and-snc-lavalin-how-much-does-the-engineering-giant/#

… Since February, 2012, when SNC-Lavalin first disclosed it had discovered financial irregularities it couldn’t explain, namely undocumented payments later discovered to be bribes, the company’s payroll in Canada has declined by more than half, to roughly 8,500 people from 20,000. It currently employs about 2,500 people in Quebec, including 700 at its Montreal head office. Five times as many SNC-Lavalin employees work outside the country as in it.

Despite that employment decline, political leaders in both Ottawa and Quebec City appear determined to protect SNC-Lavalin. Even amid accusations of improper interference in the justice system, the Trudeau government said this month that it could still order the director of public prosecutions to settle the case against SNC-Lavalin without a trial. It’s also looking at changing federal procurement rules to give the government more leeway in deciding bans on suppliers convicted in court.

In the provincial capital, the new Legault government, which has pressed Ottawa to give SNC-Lavalin a negotiated settlement, calls the builder one of roughly 10 companies “strategic” to the Quebec economy. With the company’s stock price at low levels not seen in a decade, it has vowed to shield SNC-Lavalin from any unwanted takeover attempts.

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Strengthening the human immune system

Mar 1 2019 – Kevin Yaworski – Volunteer Public Advocate

Healthy options to boost the human immune system.

There is a ongoing debate about influenza flu shots and if they should be in the same category as well trusted vaccines for Measles, Chicken Pox, Polio and others with many peer reviewed studies and real world use that proved their effectiveness.

My recent post about this included suggestions to improve the human immune system but many overlooked this part so I have split it out.

Much of it is well known and proven but often ignored as it often involves lifestyle changes, will power and dedication plus one usually only see the benefits in the long term. Yet these benefits are substantial and well worth the effort.

The above example diagram is common but fails to point out the important role good bacteria in the guts, on skin and elsewhere play in the human immune system. It does mention the Peyer’s Patch but how many know what this is or that diversity and quantity of beneficial gut and other bugs in or on us are just as important as clean environment, healthy diet and excercise?

Peyer’s patches are small masses of lymphatic tissue found throughout the ileum region of the small intestine. Also known as aggregated lymphoid nodules, they form an important part of the immune system by monitoring intestinal bacteria populations and preventing the growth of pathogenic bacteria in the intestines.

Here is part of the following post and article on flu shots and the human immune system.

It’s not that there’s a ‘flu season’ per se; more realistically, it’s that there are lots of people with weakened immune systems from a variety of reasons and weak immune systems have a difficult time making the transition from a warm season to a cool season. Moreover, less time spent outdoorsand less exposure to sunshine can lead to a decrease in vitamin D production.

Each year more studies are solidifying the link between low vitamin D levels and the onslaught of colds, influenza and other respiratory tract infections. In fact, Vitamin D blood levels are at their lowest point during the so-called flu season. Vitamin D is effective as a flu preventive. Some also claim it works well as a treatment option. [7]

TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) has a different take on the “flu season” and the reasons why many people succumb to colds, flu, and other respiratory problems at that time. It has to do with the change of seasons and the status of ones immune system.

According to TCM: “It takes energy to shift from one season to the next and if the body’s immune system is already slightly weakened, a cold, virus or allergy has a better chance to take hold.” [8]

Instead of toxifying your body with a dangerous and unproven vaccine, why not support and strengthen your immune system and “inner terrain.” A quote from Dr. Robert Young’s book Sick and Tired? explains succinctly what really causes disease.

“If I could live my life over again, I would devote it to proving that germs seek their natural habitat—diseased tissue— rather than being the cause of the diseased tissue; e.g., mosquitoes seek the stagnant water, but do not cause the pool to become stagnant.” – Rudolph Virchow (Father of Pathology)

In his book Quantum Healing, Dr. Deepak Chopra, MD, shares a study where the influenza virus was isolated and implanted directly onto the mucous membranes of a group of subjects, and only 12% of them got the flu. The study clearly demonstrated that a strong immune system and the inner terrain is the key to health and prevention of disease. [9]

Start by avoiding processed foods and eat a mostly organic, whole food, plant based diet that’s nutrient rich. Maintain a healthy gut; 80% of immunity is in the digestive tract [10]

Be sure to include food based probiotics as part of your daily routine preferably a DIY kefir beverage. Many people find they need to boost their digestive fire in the fall and winter months. Swedish bitters, digestive enzymes, or sipping on warm ginger tea during a meal can be helpful.

Optimize vitamin D levels, supplement daily with adequate levels of vitamin C, eat food rich in zinc like: pumpkin seeds, spinach, oysters, nuts, and beans. Get sufficient rest. Stay hydrated. Minimize stress and be sure to incorporate some form of exercise into your daily routine.

Paul Fassa is a contributing staff writer for REALfarmacy.com. His pet peeves are the Medical Mafia’s control over health and the food industry and government regulatory agencies’ corruption. Paul’s valiant contributions to the health movement and global paradigm shift are world renowned. Visit his blog by following this link and follow him on Twitter here.

Flu Vaccine Exposed: Think Twice!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCBlxqmOMKM

Sources:

[1]http://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2014/06/20/only-18-confirmed-us-flu-deaths-in-2001-what/
[2]http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=50920
[3]http://www.prisonplanet.com/vaccine-victim-desiree-jennings-viciously-attacked-by-medical-establishment.html
[4]http://www.vaccineinjurylawproject.com/flu-vaccine-injury[5]http://healthimpactnews.com/2014/flu-vaccine-is-the-most-dangerous-vaccine-in-the-united-states-based-on-settled-cases-for-injuries/#sthash.OxtOx1qB.dpuf
[6]http://www.NewsmaxHealth.com/Headline/influenza-virus-flu-vaccine-Peter-Doshi-Ph-D-/2013/05/16/id/504942/#ixzz3H5mH9Srl
http://www.realfarmacy.com/johns-hopkins-scientist-reveals-shocking-report-flu-vaccines/
[7]http://www.drlisawatson.com/10-things-you-need-to-know-about-vitamin-d#sthash.v6BNaYzZ.dpuf[8]http://www.kenneallyacupuncture.com/newsletter-othermenu-40.html
[9]http://www.naturalnews.com/046509_antibiotics_holistic…
[10]http://www.lewrockwell.com/2013/09/joseph-mercola/80-of-your-immune-system/
Image: http://www.theorganicprepper.ca/victory-nurse-fired-for-refusing-flu-shot-wins-lawsuit-06082014

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A CRISIS IN MANY MODERN DEMOCRACIES FOUNDED IN THE RULE OF LAW

Mar 1 2019 – Kevin Yaworski – Volunteer Public Advocate

A recent meme being posted saying “The next Civil War Will Not Be …” will hopefully help unite the public vs. divide it. It makes a good point other than it needs adapting to say Not Liberal vs. Conservative or Partisan Politics and Against Misinformation instead of Media Rhetoric as this tactic used by all sides including domestic and foreign entities that benefit from the divides in almost every major debate or serious issue.

I agree with calls for Canadian PM Justin Trudeau to resign after overwhelming evidence including his own changing narrative of serious wrong doing if not crimes in the SNC-Lavalin affair.

I also support a formal investigation into criminal behavior for all involved and a public enquiry into how this type of pressure or crimes can happen so easily.

It can be argued similar is needed with POTUS Donald Trump and some of the current leaders elsewhere.

What gets overlooked by most mainstream media and most of the public is how unethical influence and corruption in the establishment, system and elitism are at the root of this and most previous public service and corporate scandals, crimes and related.

There was influencing or corruption allegations, investigations, charges or convictions during the Harper and Obama governments and almost every other Federal, Provincial and State governments before them. Similar with many Crown Corporations, Cities, Municipalities, School Boards and Divisions etc …

There is laws, bylaws, sworn oaths, code of conducts, professional standards, policies etc… that were put in place by past elected, appointed and senior officials that genuinely put public interests before self or special interests. More than sadly many of these are now being misinterpreted or not enforced consistently or at all and when they are the consequences are minimal. Even our Federal, Provincial and State Judiciaries at times are being influenced, put under undue pressure or corrupted.

This needs to be part of the discussion and solutions along with more transparency and accountability during AND in between elections or we will just continue to have failures in government or worse every 4 years or so.

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Read Jody Wilson-Raybould’s opening statement on SNC-Lavalin affair

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-read-jody-wilson-rayboulds-opening-statement-on-snc-lavalin-affair/#

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Anti-vaccine group launches billboard campaign in Toronto and surrounding area

The billboards are in a number of locations around the city, including outside of Toronto’s Eaton Centre (pictured).

J.P. MOCZULSKI/THE GLOBE AND MAIL

CARLY WEEKS – The Globe and Mail

FEB 26, 2019

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-anti-vaccine-group-launches-billboard-campaign-in-toronto-and/

— Commentary —

The problem is big pharma has hijacked the trust gained from proper and proven vaccines with flu shots and some vaccines that often do nothing and in some cases more harm than good.

My concern is similar to many I have talked to which is the flu shot not proven vaccines. Allowing this misinformation or half truths about flu vaccines is undermining the trust in all vaccines. This concern is based on what many experts and peer reviewed research has said about flu vaccines.

Many of these sources listed along with more details and ways to strengthen our immune systems here:

Good and Bad Vaccines – Court cases compensating flu shot victims

I know many are passionate about this issue as it often involves our children and other loved ones.

I have reviewed a lot of material and there is overwhelming evidence of wrong doing in the flu vaccine and pharma industry once profits became the bigger priority over public health. Follow the money and you will see.
Once they clean this up and restore the priority trust will start to be regained for proven and reliable vaccines.

It is more than sad that thousands die each year after contracting the flu. The vast majority that do, have weakened immune systems to start with or other disease. I am just saying that there needs to be more focus on what caused these people to get weakened immune systems or disease in the first place.

Many feel humans survived as a species for hundreds of thousands of years without flu vaccines and got stronger but things are different in modern times mainly due the to the damage humans, industry and modern society have done to our environment, food, lifestyles etc… This is weakening the immune systems in many people.

The focus needs to be cleaning this up and not band aid solutions.

There is lots of peer reviewed research that indicates the risks are higher of having a weakened immune system and disease as a result of pollution or contamination of our environment, food additives and food industry practices, lifestyle choices and other preventable causes. Currently getting a flu shot is hit and miss and sometimes causes more harm than good.
Would you change the oil in your car early if it was only 50% or less likely to help and a small risk it would kill or damage the engine severely? There is many other analogies that describe this well.

I am not saying don’t vaccinate, just stick to the ones that are proven to work reliably with little to no chance of any serious side effects. Don’t have courts sealing records after lawsuits against big pharma, large settlements out of court and related that causes mistrust. Invest in solving the root issues causing more and more to have weakened immune systems , invest in making the flu shot more reliable and less chance of serious side effects. This will help regain the trust of the majority of the public on the proven and reliable vaccines.

Also why is more spent on public advertising for flu shots than education about proper diet, exercise and lifestyle? You hear about it on radio, TV, newspaper, social media, schools, work place campaigns etc…

Here is example from the WHO of a common deficiency that often isn’t identified until a child is infected or ill. How many cases of measles and other disease would be prevented with better education, diet, exercise and testing for deficiencies?

They say well nourished but is the average child or adult really well nourished in the modern era of food industry practices that often put yields and profits ahead of healthy food and environment.

“All children diagnosed with measles should receive two doses of vitamin A supplements, given 24 hours apart. This treatment restores low vitamin A levels during measles that occur even in well-nourished children and can help prevent eye damage and blindness. Vitamin A supplements have been shown to reduce the number of deaths from measles by 50%.”

Once again, many more details on this and ways to strengthen your immune system including the sources here:

Good and Bad Vaccines – Court cases compensating flu shot victims

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Here is some past information on the profits from the flu shot industry:

IMS Health is now IQVIAL: https://www.iqvia.com/institute
In 2013, the world market for preventive vaccines totaled $23.9 billion, up from $22.8 billion in 2012 as sales in all segments expanded, according to our latest report. Among some the growth leaders was influenza vaccines, where greater awareness, new products and overstock recovery lead to 3.1 billion in revenues, up from 2.8 billion in 2012.

Some comments on the globe article above from others concerned about misinformation (on both sides), lack of transparency and related.

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Supporting hate groups like the Proud Boys got far-right leader Tommy Robinson kicked off Facebook and Instagram

Image: Vice News

Feb 26 2019 – Vice News plus commentary

Tommy Robinson was banned from Twitter in March 2018 for similar reasons. Hate speech and promoting violence is not allowed in traditional media so why should it be allowed on social media? If he has a valid message can he not communicate it without hating or promoting violence?

His supporters are calling this an attack on freedom of speech. The Canadian Charter and the Supreme Court of Canada support freedom of speech not hate speech or calls for violence against others.

Supporting hate groups like the Proud Boys got far-right leader Tommy Robinson kicked off Facebook and Instagram

By Tess Owen Feb 26, 2019

More info and examples from his posts, from the BBC
https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-47371290

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