Being surrounded by green space in childhood may improve mental health of adults

Children who grow up with greener surroundings have up to 55% less risk of developing various mental disorders later in life. This is shown by a new study from Aarhus University, Denmark, emphasizing the need for designing green and healthy cities for the future.

A larger and larger share of the world’s population now lives in cities and WHO estimates that more than 450 millions of the global human population suffer from a mental disorder. A number that is expected to increase.

Now, based on satellite data from 1985 to 2013, researchers from Aarhus University have mapped the presence of green space around the childhood homes of almost one million Danes and compared this data with the risk of developing one of 16 different mental disorders later in life.

The study, which is published today in the Journal PNAS, shows that children surrounded by the high amounts of green space in childhood have up to a 55% lower risk of developing a mental disorder — even after adjusting for other known risk factors such as socio-economic status, urbanization, and the family history of mental disorders….

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190226112426.htm

It was the fed’s Great Ripoff that forced a mass migration from the countryside into the cities.   This is just one more example of the toxicity of the private central bank/fractional reserve monetary system.

Milton Friedman on the Origins of the Great Ripoff

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“For Now, We’re Not Threatening Anyone”: Russian TV Lists Nuclear Targets In The US

With US-Russia relations deteriorating rapidly in the aftermath of the collapse of the INF nuclear arms treaty, which prompted Russia’s Vladimir Putin to slam the US for “demolishing” global security, Russian state television listed U.S. military facilities that Moscow would target in the event of a nuclear strike, in a report which Reuters said “was unusual even by its own bellicose standards” and said that a hypersonic missile Russia is developing would be able to hit them in less than five minutes. The targets included the Pentagon, Forth Ritchie and the presidential retreat in Camp David, Maryland. A hypersonic missile Russia is developing would be able to hit them in less than five minutes, it said….

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-25/now-were-not-threatening-anyone-russian-tv-lists-nuclear-targets-us

https://russia.tv/video/show/brand_id/5206/episode_id/2123170/video_id/2139286/viewtype/picture/

No reply from US to Russia’s proposal for preventing nuclear war, says Moscow

MOSCOW, February 22. /TASS/. The United States has left unanswered Russia’s proposal for reaffirming the commitment to efforts for preventing nuclear war, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in the wake of calls from the mayors of Japanese cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki, addressed to Russia and the United States, for preventing the severing of the Intermediate Nuclear Force Treaty….

The Cold War ended in the early 1990’s. At that time, the U.S. had two choices: step up as a leader and inspire generosity, compassion, and democracy throughout the world; or continue growing as a superpower and focus on expanding the corporatocracy. Unfortunately, it chose the latter; it exploited other countries even when doing so violated the sovereignty of those countries. It partnered with governments that were willing to sell resources cheaply regardless of the ideologies of those governments, and overthrew leaders who refused to play its game.

The fact is that the U.S. was handed an opportunity that no other country has ever before enjoyed – and blew it. The only sole global superpower in history, it behaved in ways that were contrary to its ideals, its self-interests, and world peace; yet it was able to fool its own people into believing that the rest of the world looked at it with gratitude and as a protective, pro-democracy force.

— John Perkins, author of “Confessions of an Economic Hitman”

I would add that the “collateral damage” of the empire builders included the USA’s own industrial infrastructure due to the covert war on latin america which made the region safe for sweat shops which competed with and destroyed american domestic industries wholesale.

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Study: More Than Half Quit Using Prescription Drugs After Using Cannabis and CBD Products

A survey on cannabidiol (CBD) usage found that women are more likely than men to use CBD; and once they start using it they quit traditional forms of big pharma painkillers like Tylenol, ibuprofen, and Vicodin, Forbes reported….

https://www.activistpost.com/2019/02/study-more-than-half-quit-using-prescription-drugs-after-using-cannabis-and-cbd-products.html

Obviously this is one of the three pillars of the war on people who use pot, the other two being hemp as an alternative to petroleum-based plastics and wood-based paper.   But make no mistake, ALL unpatentable medical, industrial and food resources are being targeted under one pretext or another.   Even sunshine!

Research Coverup of Vitamin D Scandal Continues

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Green New Deal Reveals the Naked Truth of Agenda 21

… From its inception in 1992 at the United Nation’s Earth Summit, 50,000 delegates, heads of state, diplomats and Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) hailed Agenda 21 as the “comprehensive blueprint for the reorganization of human society.” The 350-page, 40 chapter, Agenda 21 document was quite detailed and explicit in its purpose and goals. They warned us that the reorganization would be dictated through all-encompassing policies affecting every aspect of our lives, using environmental protection simply as the excuse to pull at our emotions and get us to voluntarily surrender our liberties.

Section I details “Social and Economic Dimensions” of the plan, including redistribution of wealth to eradicate poverty, maintain health through vaccinations and modern medicine, and population control.

To introduce the plan, the Earth Summit Chairman, Maurice Strong boldly proclaimed, “Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class – involving meat intake, use of fossil fuels, appliances, air-conditioning, and suburban housing – are not sustainable.” Of course, according to the plan, if it’s not “sustainable” it must be stopped.

In support of the plan, David Brower of the Sierra Club (one of the NGO authors of the agenda) said, “Childbearing should be a punishable crime against society, unless the parents hold a government license.” Leading environmental groups advocated that the Earth could only support a maximum of one billion people, leading famed Dr. Jacques Cousteau to declare, “In order to stabilize world populations, we must eliminate 350,000 people per day.”…

The main weapon for the Agenda was the threat of Environmental Armageddon, particularly manifested through the charge of man-made global warming, later to conveniently become “climate change.” It didn’t matter if true science refused to cooperate in this scheme as actual global temperatures really are not rising and there continues to be no evidence of any man-made affect on the climate. Truth hasn’t been important to the scare mongers. Timothy Wirth, President of the UN Foundation said, “We’ve got to ride this global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing in terms of economic and environmental policy.” To further drive home their complete lack of concern for truth, Paul Watson of Green Peace declared, “It doesn’t matter what is true, it only matters what people believe is true.”…

https://www.activistpost.com/2019/02/green-new-deal-reveals-the-naked-truth-of-agenda-21.html

Pay no attention to the catastrophic hemorrhage of resources and human labor being funneled into the coffers of the invisible aristocracy which controls the central banks and financial markets.   The earth is too small and getting smaller.  There’s only room for the aristocrats and their servants.

The Real Enemy: YOU

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Few kids’ multivitamin products supply recommended daily vitamin D dose

Few multivitamin products for children supply the recommended dose of 400 IU a day of vitamin D, suggest the results of a survey of 91 different products, published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood.

Supplements containing only vitamin D or labelled specifically ‘for healthy bones’ typically had a higher vitamin D content, although some products contained very low levels of the vitamin.

Low levels of vitamin D are common in children in the UK, particularly during the winter. Vitamin D deficiency can lead to rickets and abnormally low levels of calcium in the blood (hypocalcaemia) — conditions that can be prevented by taking vitamin D supplements….

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190225192129.htm

Do you see a pattern here?

Research Coverup of Vitamin D Scandal Continues

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Hawaii’s False Missile Alert Shows Americans Have No Idea What to Do in Nuclear Attack

… The report not only revealed some holes in Hawaii’s dissemination process for such alerts and “all clear” messages, but also showed that the message lacked instructions.

If or when a real alert goes out, the CDC researchers suggested, it “should include clear instructions for persons in the affected area to carry out during an emergency.”

(Interestingly, the CDC almost gave a talk last year — scheduled for Jan. 16, 2018 — about what people should do in the event of a nuclear detonation. But the agency canceled that talk to instead discuss the severe flu season.)

Still, the CDC does have some guidelines online for “radiation emergencies” if you’re interested in being in the know. (Hint: You should go indoors and stay there.)…

https://www.livescience.com/64828-false-nuclear-missile-alert-not-prepared.html

Oh if only I had the naivete displayed in this article.   Unfortunately the scientific method of hypothesis testing (not paranoid speculation or an equally irrational blind trust in very old and corrupt institutions) has forced me to consider a rather more sinister interpretation of this particular event and the larger paradox of washington’s disregard for civil preparedness in the face of its own planned nuclear first strike on russia.

Occam’s razor is only reliable when a relatively complete and random sample of information is available.  It works very poorly in an environment where censorship and deception are the rule.

Hawaii Missile Psyop: WTF?

The Rise of U.S. Nuclear Primacy

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Pilger: The War on Venezuela Is Built on Lies

… What struck me was [Chavez’s] capacity to listen.

But now he read. For almost two hours he read into the microphone from the stack of books beside him: Orwell, Dickens, Tolstoy, Zola, Hemingway, Chomsky, Neruda: a page here, a line or two there. People clapped and whistled as he moved from author to author. Then farmers took the microphone and told him what they knew, and what they needed; one ancient face, carved it seemed from a nearby banyan, made a long, critical speech on the subject of irrigation; Chavez took notes.

Wine is grown here, a dark Syrah type grape. “John, John, come up here,” said El Presidente, having watched me fall asleep in the heat and the depths of Oliver Twist.

“He likes red wine,” Chavez told the cheering, whistling audience, and presented me with a bottle of “vino de la gente.” My few words in bad Spanish brought whistles and laughter.

Watching Chavez with the people, la gente, made sense of a man who promised, on coming to power, that his every move would be subject to the will of the people.  In eight years, Chavez won eight elections and referendums: a world record. He was electorally the most popular head of state in the Western Hemisphere, probably in the world.

Every major chavista reform was voted on, notably a new constitution of which 71 percent of the people approved each of the 396 article that enshrined unheard of freedoms, such as Article 123, which for the first time recognized the human rights of mixed-race and black people, of whom Chavez was one.

Their First Champions

One of his tutorials on the road quoted a feminist writer: “Love and solidarity are the same.” His audiences understood this well and expressed themselves with dignity, seldom with deference. Ordinary people regarded Chavez and his government as their first champions: as theirs.

This was especially true of the indigenous, mestizos and Afro-Venezuelans, who had been held in historic contempt by Chavez’s immediate predecessors and by those who today live far from the barrios, in the mansions and penthouses of East Caracas, who commute to Miami where their banks are and who regard themselves as “white.” They are the powerful core of what the media calls “the opposition.”

When I met this class, in suburbs called Country Club, in homes appointed with low chandeliers and bad portraits, I recognized them. They could be white South Africans, the petite bourgeoisie of Constantia and Sandton, pillars of the cruelties of apartheid.

Cartoonists in the Venezuelan press, most of which are owned by an oligarchy and oppose the government, portrayed Chavez as an ape. A radio host referred to “the monkey.” In the private universities, the verbal currency of the children of the well-off is often racist abuse of those whose shacks are just visible through the pollution….

https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/02/26/war-venezuela-is-built-on-lies.html

In the USA they’re called “deplorables” or “fly over country” by the gangster class who are responsible for mass destitution.   If saint hillary had wedged her foot in the door the midwest would be the newest target for the empire’s foreign “aid”.   For our own good, you see.   They have to bring “civilization” to the unwashed masses.

“Foreign aid is when the poor people of a rich country give money to the rich people of a poor country.” ~ Gary Hart, BC Comic Strip

Cynthia McKinney’s PhD Dissertation: Hugo Chavez, White Supremacy, COINTELPRO and Wikileaks

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