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Flood of complaints since Joy Behar mocked Pence faith

(FOX NEWS) — ABC News has been flooded with more than 25,000 phone calls since “The View” co-hosts mocked Vice President Pence’s Christian faith last week, disrespecting the former governor of Indiana for speaking with Jesus and even suggesting he has a “mental illness.”

Media Research Center President Brent Bozell published an open letter to ABC News after the controversial comments, calling for an apology for the “anti-Christian remarks.” ABC News received 25,363 calls as of early Monday morning from people complaining about the comments made by “The View” co-hosts Sunny Hostin and Joy Behar, according to the MRC.

Hostin said it’s “interesting” that former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman recently said that Pence talks to Jesus and believes Jesus tells him things. Hostin said she is a “faithful” Catholic but doesn’t want her vice president “speaking in tongues.” Behar then said, “It’s one thing to talk to Jesus. It’s another thing when Jesus talks to you… that’s called mental illness.”

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Trump motorcade driver found in possession of gun

(Washington Times) – The driver of a vehicle for President Trump’s motorcade was detained Monday after security agents found a gun in his baggage.

The gun was discovered during a security screening of the vehicle in a parking lot across the street from Mar-a-Lago, the president’s private club in Palm Beach, Florida.

The man, who was not identified, told authorities that he forgot to leave the personal firearm in his personal vehicle before entering the van that was to be part of Mr. Trump’s motorcade, according to pool reporter Jordan Fabian of The Hill.

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Dems struggle to oppose popular tax law

(Washington Examiner) – Democrats are struggling to cope with the rising popularity of the Republican tax law, less than nine months until the midterm elections.

Democrats received a wake-up call of sorts earlier this week when Priorities USA, a top Democratic super PAC, released a memo calling on Democrats to message more consistently against the tax law. The law’s standing has increased in the polls as GOP groups pitch the tax cuts to voters as a solid Republican accomplishment.

“I think the memo is spot on. Absolutely spot on,” said Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., one of the 12 House Democrats who sit in districts where Trump won in 2016.

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Hungary’s Orban: ‘Christianity is Europe’s last hope’

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungarian leader Viktor Orban called on Sunday for a global alliance against migration as his right-wing populist Fidesz party began campaigning for an April 8 election in which it is expected to win a third consecutive landslide victory.

Popular at home but increasingly at odds politically and economically with mainstream European Union peers, Orban has thrived on external controversy, including repeated clashes with Brussels and lately the United Nations.

Those conflicts, mostly centered on migration since people fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East and Africa flooded into Europe in 2015, have intensified as the elections approach and Orban poses as a savior of Europe’s Christian nations.

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Romney to become the face of anti-Trump GOP

Failed 2012 presidential candidate and Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney officially announced his intention to run for U.S. Senate in Utah. If he wins, Romney will likely become one of the Trump administration’s biggest critics in the GOP.

Romney, 70, released a short video Friday announcing his candidacy and promising to combat political extremism in Washington.

“Utah is a better model for Washington than Washington is for Utah,” Romney said.

At one point in the video, the candidate took what seemed a lot like a swipe at President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.

“Utah welcomes immigrants from around the world,” he said. “Washington sends immigrants a message of exclusion.”

If it was a swipe at Trump, it certainly wouldn’t come as a surprise. Ahead of the 2016 presidential primary, remember, Romney flat out attacked Trump in a last ditch effort to block him from securing the GOP nomination.

“Here’s what I know: Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud,” Romney said at the time.

“His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University,” he added. “He’s playing members of the American public for suckers: He gets a free ride to the White House, and all we get is a lousy hat.”

Since becoming president, Trump has attempted to repay the favor. Late last year, Trump traveled to Utah in an effort to convince Sen. Orin Hatch not to give Romney a path to the Senate by retiring.

As POLITICO reported in December:

Romney has been preparing to run for Hatch’s seat on the long-held assumption that the 83-year-old would retire. Yet Hatch, the longest-serving Republican senator in history, is now refusing to rule out another campaign — a circumstance Romney’s infuriated inner circle blames squarely on the president. Their suspicions are warranted: Trump has sounded off to friends about how he doesn’t like the idea of a Sen. Romney.

The president’s mostly behind-the-scenes campaign to sway Hatch will burst into public view on Monday, when he arrives in Salt Lake City to hold a well-choreographed event designed to showcase his affection for the powerful Senate Finance Committee chairman.

Trump’s appearance is ostensibly official in purpose: He will announce his decision to reduce the size of Utah’s Bears Ears and Grand-Staircase Escalante national monuments, a cause that Hatch has championed. But it’s also undeniably political: to use the trappings of presidential power to get a veteran lawmaker to rethink his long anticipated plans to leave the Senate.

Romney in the Senate means a huge opportunity for the GOP establishment to anoint him as the opposition within the majority it needs to help push back against certain Trump policies.

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Equipment and supply inventory: A critical preparedness task

When is the last time that you took a good look at the preparations that you have made for times of uncertainty? I’m talking about pulling everything out, looking it over, testing it for proper function, checking expiration dates and ensuring that nothing has gone bad or been invaded by some type of critter. If you’re like many of us, the answer is probably that it has been a while.

Taking the time to check over the preparations that you’ve made is a vital function of remaining prepared for the unknown. This is also a prime opportunity to look for deficiencies in your planning and to identify items that may need to be repaired or even replaced. The worst thing that could possibly happen is for a disaster to strike and the equipment and supplies that you spent so much time and money on are not able to be used because they were shoved in a closet with the assumption that they would always be there when you need them.

I’m sure that many people will shake their heads and think to themselves that this could never happen to them, but some would be surprised to see how easily things can be forgotten about or overlooked. As an example, when there is a bad rainstorm, a storm shelter should always be checked to ensure that there are no leaks and that rainwater is not pooling up inside of it. This can cause mold and mildew, leading to unsafe conditions for anyone who would need to use the shelter for any period of time in the future. Also, any supplies that are housed in the shelter could be ruined if there are leaks and the water causes damage.

Expiring food, stagnant water, insects, rodents, battery acid, corrosion and rust are all examples of ways that supplies and equipment can be ruined if they are not taken care of on a regular basis. These are the grounds for developing and implementing an inventory strategy for your preparedness supplies. That leaves the question of…

What can be done?

There are a number of possible things that could be done to ensure that preparedness supplies are not allowed to go bad or fall into disrepair. I’ve separated the tools that I use into the following four strategies:

Strategy #1 — Keep a logbook

A logbook can be put together in a number of ways including a computer-based spreadsheet, a notebook, or my favorite… a spreadsheet that is created on the computer and then printed out so that I have a hard copy no matter the circumstances and I can make any adjustments as necessary.

The typical log will include information about the item itself, maintenance requirements, expiration dates, any special instructions, location, rotation timelines, etc. My thought is that it should be a resource for me as well as something that my loved ones can rely on if I am not around for some reason. While I chose to label this section as a logbook, it just as easily could be labeled an inventory sheet or whatever is convenient for you.

Strategy #2 Conduct regular inventories

Completing inventories of your supplies is, in my opinion, the best way to ensure that all of your preps are kept up to date and in good working order. This practice, along with the previously created logbook, can pretty well ensure that everything you have done to prepare stays in good working order and are not wasted.

The periods of time between inventories is a personal decision but I prefer to break them down into different periods of time based on what the items being inventoried are. As an example, food, water and other items that are perishable might be inventoried every month, equipment like generators might be inventoried quarterly and other items like propane stoves, tents and hygiene items like soaps and shampoos might be inventoried on an annual basis. This type of system is something that every person will design for their personal needs but should be a regular part of your preparedness efforts. This will create an environment where you will have a good grasp on what you have, what you need, what you may not need anymore and what should be upgraded.

Strategy #3 Store equipment and supplies properly

This may seem like common sense because it should be. However, it can be easy to buy a new gadget, set it down somewhere and then forget to go back to it. Proper storage also means evaluating the packaging that something is in and determining if it is truly the best way for things to be stored.

The first thing that I think of are the ever popular rice and beans; these come in plastic bags but can better be stored for the long term in mylar bags with oxygen absorbers that are inside of a bucket that is sealed with a lid. Other examples that come to mind are firearms that are better stored in a safe with a dehumidifier or specific bags that are designed to store firearms.

If your preparations involve sensitive electronics or very expensive items, a strong case that is lined with foam is likely the best choice for storage. My preference is Pelican Cases because of my military experience where I deployed several times, always using these cases to protect our gear. (I am not compensated in any way for mentioning Pelican Cases by name, nor was I asked by anyone to mention them.)

Lastly, think about storing your supplies off of the ground by using pallets on the ground or shelving. This will help keep them from getting wet in places like basements or garages and also helps keep the critters out.

Strategy #4 – Rotate, replace and maintain/repair your inventory

Rotation of supplies is one of the best ways to ensure that items do not get wasted; this is especially true when it comes to food. As a regularly consumed supply, stored food can be rotated by taking what you buy and adding it to the back of your food stores and consuming the oldest inventory when you eat these foods. It is the simple principal of first in, first out inventory.

It is unavoidable that some preparations will have to be replaced over time. That is just the part of preparedness. Examples of the types of things that must be rotated and replaced are the obvious food and water supplies. Then there are other things that are highly recommended to be rotated and replaced like batteries, filters, ammunition and the like. The adoption of the first in, first out inventory can be employed with these items as well. Something like practicing shooting at the range requires ammunition and using the oldest ammunition first and replacing it with new ammunition is a great example of rotating your inventory.

Some items will only be required to be replaced after many years. I wanted to say decades but nothing is made like it used to be anymore. In order to keep equipment running properly and dependably, regular maintenance intervals should be adhered to and repairs should be made as soon as the issue is discovered.

While this is not a precise step-by-step guide to proper planning and handling of your supplies and equipment, hopefully it highlights an area of preparedness that can often be overlooked. There are many stories of people who found themselves in a jam and thought they had everything covered but found a problem instead. Don’t find yourself in that position by remembering to keep a logbook, conduct regular inventories, storing equipment and supplies properly and remembering to rotate, replace and maintain/repair your inventory on a regular basis.

— Thomas Miller

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Ban the chickens

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a new warning about raw milk consumption after 12 people became ill following consumption of raw milk from a herdshare dairy in Colorado.

The people affected were tested positive for Campylobacter jejuni. Two milk samples — one from the dairy and one from an ill shareholder — tested positive for the bacteria.

The CDC’s warning prompted the propaganda media to go into full anti-milk mode. The website ArsTechnica — which quotes the father of medicine, Hippocrates on its “About Us” page and claims to be devoted “to accuracy and integrity, flanked by a willingness to leave each day’s meaningless, click-bait fodder by the wayside” — began its sophistic and circular anti-milk screed this way:

There has been something of a renaissance of raw milk in recent years. And, not surprisingly, the dicey drink of bygone eras is also reviving disease outbreaks.

It also claims:

Since 1987, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has banned the distribution of unpasteurized milk across state lines, noting the obvious health benefits of ridding the popular dairy product of pathogens.

What argle-bargle. There’s little “accuracy and integrity” in the article, which does nothing more than regurgitate the CDC’s talking points on raw milk.

The FDA’s position is that natural products — like raw milk, which man has consumed as far back as time can be recorded — are illegal and harmful. So violent is the government’s opposition to raw milk that it often conducts armed military-style raids on health food stores and organic farms when there is suspicion that raw milk or some other non-approved product might be being sold.

And whenever some disease or outbreak can be attributed — no matter how vaguely — to a natural product, the FDA and CDC will do so with abandon, and the mainstream media are more than eager to provide an assist.

Campylobacter is one of the most common bacterial infections in humans. It produces diarrheal and systemic illnesses, and sometimes bloody diarrhea or dysentery syndrome results.

But chickens may account for 50 percent to 70 percent of all human Campylobacter infections, according to Medscape. There’s no evidence the CDC considered chicken consumption as the source. And no one is calling for a ban on eating chicken despite that fact that more than half of all Campylobacter infections are caused by chickens, and Campylobacter infections among people drinking raw milk are extremely rare.

Of course, chicken farming is big business in America, as is the commercial/factory farm dairy business. But commercial/factory farm animals are grown in close, crowded and unsanitary conditions and are laced with antibiotics and growth hormones to keep them “healthy” and make them produce more milk faster.

Raw milk producers, on the other hand, are small operations that most often use organic farming methods and their cattle are free range, living healthy, stress-free lives, breathing clean air and getting exercise as nature intended.

Since raw wholesome milk began to be phased out 60 years ago under the pretense of health, live, whole, fresh milk has been replaced with pasteurized and later homogenized “milk.” This U.S. is one of just a few industrialized countries that ban raw milk sales. Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, France, Denmark, Sweden, Ireland, Italy, Finland, Netherlands, Great Britain and Wales all allow the sale of raw milk under certain conditions much more liberally than in the U.S.

Commercial milk is a product of commerce and has absolutely no similarity to whole cow’s milk except both are white. Commercial milk is dead. All the enzymes and nutrition have been killed with heat. It won’t sour like whole milk does; it rots because it is dead. It is a negative food and it’s dangerous. Most people can’t digest it.

The late Dr. F. M. Potenger, Jr. observed that cats lost their teeth, became decalcified in bone structure, and incurred liver disease, heart disease, arthritis, constipation and stomach ulcers when fed pasteurized/homogenized milk on a long-term basis.

Government inspectors confirm that processed heated milk is dead and lifeless and okay for sale to the public by their alkaline phosphatase enzyme test. This enzyme must be dead or the milk cannot be sold.

Without the live alkaline phosphatase enzyme, processed milk is worthless for bone health. The alkaline phosphatase enzyme is the live ingredient in raw milk that causes the formation of bone. The American people are denied this bone-forming food though they drink millions of gallons of “milk.”

Bone will not renew without this enzyme. Also there is the appearance of bone pain in the lower limbs.

So we have widespread osteoporosis because we drink dead milk which is not fit for human consumption.

Studies suggest that homogenized milk may actually cause one of the very diseases it is supposed to help prevent — tooth decay! Milk may cause arteriosclerosis and thus heart attack, not because of the fat or cholesterol content, but because of the way the milk is altered by the homogenization process. Is the large commercial milk monopoly promoting a major health hazard?

Why are young children, teenagers and younger, now turning up with arteriosclerosis?

“The array of diseases associated with pasteurized (homogenized commercial) cow’s milk is truly staggering: otitis media, bronchial pneumonia, failure to thrive, diarrhea, anemia, gastroenteropathy, vomiting, malabsorption syndrome, atopic dermatitis, rhinitis, colitis, colic, anaphylactic shock, sudden infant death syndrome, and intussuseption (a telescoping of the bowel). Various difficulties of adulthood, including multiple sclerosis, coronary artery disease (heart attack), ulcerative colitis, and allergy in early childhood have been associated with cow’s milk,” writes William Campbell Douglas, M.D., in The Milk Book.

According to the book, Milk — The Deadly Poison, by Robert Cohen, 40 percent (according to the USDA) of the food Americans eat consists of milk or dairy. That means there is a high health risk from a hormone called insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1). This is a growth hormone that is a key factor in cancer development.

The reason IGF-1 is in milk is that commercial dairy farmers use rBGH — bovine growth hormone manufactured by Monsanto — to make cows produce more milk. BGH in the cow’s blood stimulates IGF-1 which then increases milk production. rBGH use raises IGF-1 levels to five times their normal amount.

When cow’s milk from animals given growth hormone is consumed by humans, especially non-infants, it behaves as a cancer-accelerator and is associated with breast, prostate and colon cancers.

Cohen writes that milk is a prime cause of allergies and that it can even kill your infant. Milk has been cited in medical research as the cause of asthma, diabetes, eczema, irritable bowel syndrome, leukemia and early sexual maturation of our children.

There are many spin-offs to this milk conspiracy, such as commercial baby formulas, margarine, “filled” milk, coffee creamer, and ice cream just to mention a few. You are surrounded! Imagine the billions in profits, not to mention the billions for Big Medicine “treating” the resulting diseases!

My friend and colleague Dr. Mark Wiley, a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner, writes, “There are many negative health factors associated with the consumption of milk and dairy products. Since most humans do not have the basic enzymes necessary to digest milk properly, the body lashes out with indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome (UBS), lactose intolerance, brittle bones, arthritis, type 2 diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, shorter life span and ailments.”

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has determined, “Many Americans, including some vegetarians, still consume substantial amounts of dairy products — and government policies still promote them — despite scientific evidence that questions their health benefits and indicates their potential health risks.”

Studies have also shown that:

  • Higher dairy intake has been linked to increased risk of prostate cancer.
  • Higher dairy intake is linked to higher ovarian cancer risk.
  • Cow’s milk protein may play a role in triggering type 1 diabetes through a process called molecular mimicry.
  • Populations that consume more dairy have higher rates of multiple sclerosis.
  • In interventional animal experiments and human studies, dairy protein has been shown to increase IGF-1 levels. Increased levels of IGF-1 has now been implicated in several cancers.
  • In interventional animal experiments and human experiments, dairy protein has been shown to promote increased cholesterol levels (in the human studies and animal studies) and atherosclerosis (in the animal studies).
  • The primary milk protein (casein) promotes cancer initiated by a carcinogen in experimental animal studies.
  • D-galactose has been found to be pro-inflammatory and actually is given to create animal models of aging.
  • Higher milk intake is linked to acne.
  • Milk intake has been implicated in constipation and ear infections.
  • Milk is perhaps the most common self-reported food allergen in the world.
  • Much of the world’s population cannot adequately digest milk due to lactose intolerance.

Of course, they’re talking about processed, dead milk.

Do the milk processors know what they are doing? They are selling a white liquid that the buying public believes is milk and believes is good for their health. And they do so under the cover of and with the approval of the U.S health authorities and establishment medicine.

Conversely, raw milk provides a host of health benefits. Among them:

  • It provides a host of beneficial bacteria, especially gut bacteria.
  • It is rich in natural food enzymes: lactase, lipase and phosphatase number among many of these natural enzymes. Enzymes like phosphatase help the body to better absorb milk’s calcium while other enzymes like amylase and lactase help you digest the sugars present in milk.  It’s the presence of the enzyme lactase that help some individuals who are otherwise sensitive to lactose better digest raw milk.
  • The butterfat present in raw milk is rich in natural fat-soluble soluble vitamins, particularly preformed vitamin A, vitamin K and vitamin E.  Raw milk is also rich in water-soluble vitamins like vitamin C and B-complex vitamins.
  • Raw milk will clabber as its naturally occurring beneficial lactic-acid producing bacteria proliferate and turn raw milk into a probiotic-rich, yogurt-like food. Bonny clabber is a traditional food originally from Scotland, though most peoples across the globe enjoy similarly clabbered milks through their traditional food heritage. Clabbered raw milk is not only edible, but particularly healthful as its sugars have been metabolized by lactic-acid producing bacteria and continue to proliferate.

Raw milk is an incredibly complex whole food, complete with digestive enzymes and its own antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-parasitic mechanisms conveniently built into a neat package. It is chock-full of both fat and water-soluble vitamins, a wide range of minerals and trace elements, all eight essential amino acids, more than 60 enzymes, and CLA — an omega-6 fatty acid with impressive effects on everything from insulin resistance to cancer to cardiovascular disease. Raw milk is delicious medicine.

While selling raw milk is all but banned in the U.S., some raw dairy products are available for sale both online and from local farm co-ops and herd share operations. The ability to acquire these products or buy into co-ops and herd share operations vary by state. Online products are available from sites like U.S. Wellness Dairy and Seven Sons.

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