Good People Doing Good Things — Hidden Heroes

Thanks Jill for the reaffirmation that most ppl are good & decent citizens who do the right thing helping each other in times of need. Heartwarming post! ❤

Filosofa's Word

What makes a hero? A hero “is a person who performs extraordinary deeds for the benefit of others.”

“When something bad happens we have three choices – we let it define us, we let it destroy us or we let it strengthen us.” – Actor Frank Langella in the aftermath of the 2016 Orlando Pulse shootings

Tragedies and disasters bring out either the best or the worst in people.  I prefer to focus on those ‘hidden heroes’ who find their courage in the aftermath of a tragedy, courage that they may not have even realized they possessed, and use their inner resources to help others.  This week seemed an appropriate time, in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, to focus on such people.


The Medicine Baba

Omkar Nath Sharma is a retired blood bank technician from Kailash Hospital in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India. On 19 October 2008, an under-construction Delhi…

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“Weather wars” theorists claim Hurricane Harvey was engineered, “steered” toward Houston as a “weather terrorism” weapon

Image: “Weather wars” theorists claim Hurricane Harvey was engineered, “steered” toward Houston as a “weather terrorism” weapon

(Natural News) We’re bringing this claim to your attention because a growing number of observers, websites and analysts are concluding that Hurricane Harvey was “engineered” and made into a “weather weapon” through a combination of ground-based temperature manipulation tools and “chemtrail” seeding.

Yes, it sounds absurd at first, until you realize that Al Gore tells us that human activity controls the climate every day. It’s called “climate change,” and in fact, Al Gore and the climate alarmists directly tell us that we created Hurricane Harvey and all the other “extreme” weather events anyone sees. Weather modification, in other words, has become the de facto belief of climate alarmists. The entire mainstream media routinely insists that hurricanes, droughts, floods, snowstorms and tornadoes are all unintentionally created by human activity.

The key difference between Al Gore and the “weather wars” theories is that those who believe in weather wars insist these hurricanes are deliberately created, selectively amplified and steered into selected targets. Al Gore believes hurricanes are created by Man, in other words, and the weather wars theorists say they are precisely controlled and deployed as weapons of terrorism to inflict economic damage and achieve psychological goals involving terror and death.

This claim seems absurd to most people at first glance, but there is a growing community of weather skeptics who insist that such events are not accidents but weapons. That’s why we’re covering this story: Not as an endorsement of such conclusions but rather as a look at a curious corner of the internet where weather wars, weather modification and geoengineeringhave become popular, alternative explanations for significant weather events. In fact, there are at least two key patents (linked below) that describe this technology in great detail, including a “space-based power system” that can alter “weather elements” including hurricanes. (Keep reading for details…)

One of the most popular sites asserting such claims is WeatherWar101.com, whose author — a former network engineer — explains:

For ten years, I have been proving the irrefutable reality of daily manufactured flash flood deluge and severe weather – every single day. Denying the reality of these daily manmade weather events is akin to denying the existence of the combustion engine, and it is just as easy to prove. If you can understand boiling water, you can understand where trillions of gallons of water vapor come from that create and fuel the daily trillion-gallon floods we see washing a different community away, somewhere in the world. This isn’t debatable, and it is as easy to observe as sunrise.

Unless I have the names mixed up, the author seems to go by the name of “Sofia Smallstorm” (to avoid being identified by name, of course) and goes to great lengths to protect his or her identity. This person also wrote the foreward to No Natural Weather: Introduction to Geoengineering 101.

The site has published a 14-minute analysis of Hurricane Harvey, asserting that the hurricane was augmented by “On-Land Water Vapor Generation from Texas, Louisiana, etc.” The video description also states, “It’s also no coincidence that Hurricane Harvey is hitting the United States, 25 years to the day after Hurricane Andrew hit Florida. Since all of these storms are very clearly and very obviously deliberated manufactured, this “Anniversary Hurricane” was clearly intentional.”

Another video from APlaneTruth.info offers a more detailed explanation of “weather geoengineering” phenomena and how they say it relates to Hurricane Harvey, citing numerous patents, weather control conference, military technology and so on:

Do water vapor generators exist that can unleash clouds?

The idea of land-based water vapor generators that could contribute any meaningful amount of water to Hurricane Harvey seems absurd to those who have never looked into all this. According to recent estimates, Hurricane Harvey dumped 11 trillion gallons of water on Houston and surrounding areas. For any land-based machinery to contribute even 1/1000th of that volume — just 11 billion gallons of water — would take a massive fleet of mechanized water vapor generators burning through an enormous quantity of fuel or electricity. That seems unrealistic by any rational analysis.

Yet as the BBC video shows in the following video clip (starting at 15:12), there do exists large buildings that literally generate massive clouds and rainfall. Before I saw this video, even I had no idea such buildings existed. Watch the BBC explain:

Despite the existence of the technology, it is difficult to imagine the existence of such a massive operation operating covertly. That’s why the existence of a large-scale water vapor generating network seems highly unlikely. Besides, solar power does all that work for freeby warming the oceans and evaporating water into the storm system. Trying to augment 11 trillion gallons of water evaporation carried out by the sun seems futile. The forces of nature are so much larger than anything mankind can contribute to them that supposing we can generate massive storm systems seems rather unlikely.

At the same time, so does the idea that human activity can drastically alter Earth’s climate in the first place. Despite all the hysteria and fear mongering of the climate change alarmists, human activity is nothing but a tiny sliver of contribution to the grand-scale phenomena driven by solar activity, volcanoes and other such events.

Weather modification technology does exist (read these patents to see for yourself)

There’s no question, by the way, that weather modification technology exists and is in widespread use across the globe. Weather control advocates are currently citing this U.S. patent #20100074390 A1, titled, “Method for weather modification and vapor generator for weather modification.”

As the patent summary states:

A nuclear fusion reactor (2) or nuclear fission reactor (22) is used as a heat source. A heat exchanger (11 or 37) that contains water to be heated (15) is used for water vapor generation. A circulating pipe (10 or 26) through which a fluid for cooling the nuclear fusion reactor or nuclear fission reactor or for conducting heat exchange circulates is disposed so as to extend in the heat exchanger and be in contact with the water to be heated. Water vapor is thus generated. This water vapor is jetted toward the sky at a state of collimation through a vapor discharge pipe (12 or 36). A cloud for blocking sunlight is formed in the sky from the water vapor jetted to reduce the temperature of the earth surface. This enables a weather modification without discharging any greenhouse gas, e.g., CO2.

Another U.S. patent (#20100224696 A1) is entitled, “Weather management using space-based power system.” It describes a space-based technology for generating and controlling hurricanes:

Space-based power system and method of altering weather using space-born energy. The space-based power system maintains proper positioning and alignment of system components without using connecting structures. Power system elements are launched into orbit, and the free-floating power system elements are maintained in proper relative alignment, e.g., position, orientation, and shape, using a control system. Energy from the space-based power system is applied to a weather element, such as a hurricane, and alters the weather element to weaken or dissipate the weather element. The weather element can be altered by changing a temperature of a section of a weather element, such as the eye of a hurricane, changing airflows, or changing a path of the weather element.

Weather modification technology isn’t a conspiracy theory, either: It’s already in use! For example, this article from SingularityHub describes Dubai’s “weather wizards” and how they use advanced electronics to create rain. It’s not a conspiracy theory; it’s just clever physics:

Meteo Systems, a Swiss company [is] developing a technology they’ve dubbed Weathertec. The idea is to erect giant ionizers wherever you’d like to have some rain. If the ambient humidity in the area reaches the required minimum of 30%, then you turn the ionizers on and start pumping electrons into the atmosphere. Assuming that you have high temperatures, the electrons will rise with the heat and water molecules will start condensing around them. At this point, you have clouds that will produce rain once they are dense enough.

Adding to the intrigue of all this, Bill Gates announced serious funding for “seawater-spraying cloud machines” designed to generate rain-producing weather systems for targeted communities. As Inhabitat.com explains:

The Microsoft founder recently announced plans to invest $300,000 into research at the University of Calgary for unique solutions and responses to climate change. Part of that research included lab tests on machines that suck up seawater and spray it into the air, seeding white clouds that reflect rays of sunlight away from Earth. Silver Lining’s floating machines can suck up ten tons of water per second. If all goes well, Silver Lining plans to test the process with 10 ships spread throughout 3800 square miles of ocean.

By the way, that was seven years ago, in 2010. Do such weather-generating fleets already exist? If so, they’ve been kept very quiet.

Another popular site that reports on Geoengineering, by the way, is Geoengineering Watchby Dane Wigington. Very informative and interesting. Check it out.

The history of hurricanes shows that Mother Nature generates them without any human engineering at all

Creating rainfall, however, is a far cry from generating a hurricane and steering it onto an intended target. That idea would likely be considered outlandish by meteorologists and scientists. The far more likely explanation, of course, is that the coriolus effect — a derivative of a spinning globe — causes rotational forces in the atmosphere that spin storm systems one way in the Northern hemisphere and the opposite way in the Southern hemisphere. (That’s why hurricanes look like opposites of each other when comparing Northern vs. Southern hemisphere storms.) Solar-heated ocean water results in large-scale water evaporation, saturating the air with vapor. That vapor condenses due to changes in temperature or pressure, causing the formation of water droplets which are now heavier than air and therefore fall to the ground. With enough solar energy, natural forces can generate truly catastrophic storms.

To think that every major storm is a “weather weapon” generated by a nefarious operation seems far-fetched to me. But then again, so does Al Gore and all his nonsense prognostications from his quack science Church of Climatology. Nevertheless, “altering” or “steering” hurricanes is technically a far easier task than generating them wholesale. What some of the weather wars people are saying is not that the hurricanes are generated wholly by artificial systems but rather that they are “steered” or “influenced” in terms of their direction or intensity. Is that really possible? Multiple patents obviously say it is, and the U.S. patent office didn’t reject those patents, interestingly.

On the other side of the argument, history has recorded dozens of hurricanes striking Gulf Coast regions over the last century. Most of these hurricanes took place long before the rise of modern technology or exotic weather modification capabilities. So how are all these hurricanes explained? (Answer: Natural phenomena.)

Conclusion: Keep asking questions and stay curious, but also think critically

My conclusion in all this? Creative, critical thinking is a healthy practice, and I always encourage people to keep asking questions and challenge official explanations for everything. We do know we’re all constantly lied to by the fake news media about almost everything, from vaccines to economics to history. And don’t forget the “Russia! Russia! Russia!” conspiracy theory that’s been pushed by the fake news media for the last 18 months, based on absolutely nothing but faked sources and shoddy journalism.

If there’s anything I can say about the weather wars websites and commentators, it’s that I applaud all efforts to challenge current paradigms with clear thinking, and I readily admit I’m no expert in weather modification technology. Perhaps there are things I will learn in the future that will change my own view on this subject. Until then, I hope to encourage critical thinking about everything, which means that I don’t believe anything by default.

The mainstream media is lying to us all the time. Most of what’s labeled “mainstream science” is often just a consensus collection of corporation-induced lies. Mainstream medicine is a corruption racket shrouded in fake science and media propaganda. You are right to question everything for the simple reason that almost everything you’re told is complete bulls##t. Yet that doesn’t justify believing every alternative theory, either. You need to think critically about which theories you believe vs. reject. For example, I’ve publicly stated that the Flat Earth theorists are flat-out wrong (although they do offer a fun thought experiment to play with). I also think Ray Kurzweil’s singularity is a misguided pipe dream rooted in self-delusion and an unhealthy God complex.

Can hurricanes be artificially generated in totality? Almost certainly not. Can they be steeredinto intended targets? It seems incredibly unlikely, but within the realm of technical feasibility. Does weather modification technology exist? Absolutely, yes. But that doesn’t mean that every weather event is a nefarious plot. We live on a dynamic, chaotic planet that’s home to all sorts of bizarre natural phenomena. Although I know as a fact that the status quo can fake the news, brainwash the masses and pull off massive false flag events, I very much doubt they can fake entire hurricanes.

Do you have a different take on all this? Do your research. Think critically. Don’t believe everything you read, view or hear. Most importantly, make up your own mind and don’t let the establishment tell you what’s true, because the establishment is lying to you about almost everything.

Why “price gouging” helps save lives in disaster zones like the Houston flood… and government price controls can get people KILLED

Image: Why “price gouging” helps save lives in disaster zones like the Houston flood… and government price controls can get people KILLED

(Natural News) Price gouging is now rampant across the Texas flood zone, according to multiple local news reports, with cases of bottled water selling for $99 and a gallon of gas now fetching as much as $10. Dozens of hotels stand accused of hiking room rates by as much as 300%, and more than 500 price gouging complaints have been filed with the Texas Attorney General, according to a CNBC news report.

Without thinking a single rational thought about the topic, everybody assumes rising prices is automatically bad. But if the goal is to bring more supplies to those in need, rising prices is precisely the correct answer to invigorating supply chains and speeding the arrival of necessary supplies that can save lives, as you’ll see here.

While the Texas AG is promising to prosecute price gougers with fines of up to $20,000 per incident, the inconvenient truth in all this is that demand ultimately sets market prices for all goods and services. The higher the demand, the higher the prices surge. This market mechanism, by the way, has a powerful upside: As prices surge, entrepreneurs are instantly motivated to increase the supply by bringing more supplies to the disaster area, thereby filling the need of those who are willing to pay the heightened prices. In other words, if a family is dying to death from dehydration, is it better that they die while the government destroys the supply chain by artificially controlling the price, or is it better that they live because they paid $99 for a case of water that some profit-seeking entrepreneur got delivered through hell and high water? Higher prices motivate market forces to supply those in need.

“Price gouging” can be viewed in two different ways, you see. On one hand, you can view it as “exploiting the victims” by charging them more money. On the other hand, it is a simple economic fact that artificially controlled prices always result in supply shortages, and those supply shortages end up harming or even killing people. That’s why Joe Jarvis at The Daily Bell correctly writes, “Be Thankful for Price Gouging in Houston,” pointing out that allowing market rates to drive prices ensures greater supply of the most-needed items that can save lives.

Venezuela perfectly demonstrates the dark pit of human misery caused by government price controls

If you think price controls save lives, then you haven’t paid attention to Venezuela, where government price controls on all food necessities have resulted in mass starvation and routine dumpster diving for food. If governments could create supply by lowering prices, then logically everyone could be made instantly nourished by the government setting the prices on all food items in the grocery store to one penny per item. Yet such an absurd edict would accomplish exactly the opposite — mass starvation — because when prices are mandated at one penny for all grocery items, no one can supply the groceries without going bankrupt. So the entire supply chain shuts down, get it?

Similarly, if governments could mandate that no one live in poverty and no one suffer from malnourishment or starvation, why haven’t they already made that happen? The answer is because only free markets create prosperity, not governments. Governments systematically destroy prosperity, obliterate personal liberty and cause enormous human suffering. They do all this, of course, in the name of the “greater good.”

Is a gallon of gas worth $10 in a crisis? It very well may be, especially if it can get you and your family 20 miles down the road and away from the flooding. That gallon of gas, by the way, may have actually cost somebody almost $10 to get to you, given the high risks of moving vehicles full of fuel through flooded roadways and dangerous storms. To charge $10 for a gallon of gas in a disaster zone doesn’t seem unreasonable to me at all. If my vehicle had run out of fuel, I would much rather pay as much as $50 per gallon to have the gas, rather than remain stranded and stuck because the government forced gas prices below the level where anyone could break even by delivering that gas to the people in need.

So when you hear “price gouging,” don’t abandon reason and fall for the socialist / communist logic of price controls. Price controls often get people killed. Price controls create dire shortages and collapse supply lines. Price controls are the refuge of the intellectually lazy who don’t even attempt to understand how free market economics saves lives by delivering the goods people need, even through treacherous storms and natural disasters.

Thought experiment: Why shouldn’t government force SLASHING of all prices by 50% during any crisis?

Think about this for a minute: If government keeping prices artificially low during a crisis is somehow “good” for everyone, then why shouldn’t government mandate that all prices be slashed by 50% in order to “aid the flood victims?”

According to the logic of those who promote price controls, lower prices are always better. So why not order all retailers to drop prices by 80%? Or 90%? Or even 99%? Why should victims have to pay anything at all in their time of need, right?

The logic, of course, falls apart at the slightest questioning. Lower prices does not deliver more goods into the hands of those in need. It does precisely the opposite: It promotes shortages and supply chain breakdowns that deprive people of the items they need.

Government, of course, wants to be seen as the “provider” and “hero” to those in need. So government disrupts the supply lines of the private sector through price controls, forcing everybody into desperation caused by shortages, then the government shows up with trucks full of bottled water and food to “save” everybody. In truth, more people would have been saved by allowing the forces of supply and demand to function on their own. That’s not to say that government can’t offer additional supply to augment the free market, but government has no business interfering with market forces that actually worsen the shortages that it claims to be solving. It’s almost a false flag operation, where government causes the very problem it claims to solve.

Just listen to Vice President Mike Pence and his interview on Rush Limbaugh yesterday. Pence couldn’t wait to announce seemingly unlimited check-writing from the government to everyone impacted by the hurricane. Now, even Republicans are 100% on board with the idea that government is your savior, and the free market is your enemy. If you want to be “saved,” Pence promised, you have to wait for the government to write you a check. This is the new Republican party, by the way, which has become the party of big government just like the Democrats.

No wonder America is in so much trouble these days. There’s no longer any political party that supports free market economics. As a result, we all suffer.

How we’re helping: 48-hour Health Ranger Store fundraising effort

Texans take care of each other, and as a confirmation of that, the Health Ranger Store is announcing a 48-hour fundraising effort to directly aid victims of Hurricane Harvey. All sales from 8/30 (Wednesday) through 8/31 (Thursday) result in a 50% donation to local relief groups that are aiding Hurricane Harvey victims. Fifty cents on every dollar of sales, in other words, is donated to these groups.

Donation dollar amounts and destinations will all be posted on NaturalNews.com. This is how you can help hurricane victims while helping yourself get prepared. Check out the 600+ products at HealthRangerStore.com and stock up on everything you need. You’ll be helping yourself while helping Hurricane Harvey victims at the same time.

The fundraising event begins at midnight tonight and runs for 48 hours. Again, 50% of all sales revenues are donated to Hurricane Harvey victims. (This means we’re giving up all our profit and digging into our own pockets as well, in order to make these donations.) Stock up on everything you need during this 48-hour fundraiser at HealthRangerStore.com.

We’re going to donate that money directly to the groups on the front lines, and they will use the money to buy food, water, hotel rooms and so on. As per my argument above, this is increasing the supply of money that’s chasing the same quantity of limited goods in the marketplace. This is precisely why prices should naturally rise for such goods, because now there is a greater supply of money chasing the supply of goods in the local area. If prices were allowed to rise, more goods would be made available (because the supply side would be incentivized) and more people would be helped. After all, more money is now available to help them, thanks to donations like ours.

Then again, trying to explain economics to people in a nation where half the country has been brainwashed into thinking that communism is a good idea is sort of like trying to teach a pigeon how to play chess. It wastes your time and annoys the pigeon. Yes, you can fight hurricanes, but you can’t fight stupidity. So we do the best we can and wonder why humans remain so incredibly ignorant when the solutions to their worst problems are staring them in the face.

All sheeple citizens who want to receive government benefits must agree to be microchipped in the near future

Image: All sheeple citizens who want to receive government benefits must agree to be microchipped in the near future

(Natural News) Late last month, it was reported that a Wisconsin company called Three Square Market was planning on surgically implanting microchips underneath the skin of its employees for convenience purposes. Three Square Market CEO Todd Westby told KSTP, the Twin Cities ABC affiliate station, that the microchip implants are “the next big thing that’s inevitably going to happen, and we want to be a part of it.”

Westby explained that the microchip would be capable of doing a number of different things, from allowing people to purchase food in the break room by simply scanning their hand, to serving as an electronic key to open doors and access computers.

The microchips use Radio Frequency Identification technology (RFID) to function, which also happens to be the technology used when you pay for items using your iPhone or Android device.

“We foresee the use of RFID technology to drive everything from making purchases in our office break room market, opening doors, use of copy machines, logging into our office computers, unlocking phones, sharing business cards, storing medical/health information, and used as payment at other RFID terminals,” said the Three Square Market CEO in a statement. “Eventually, this technology will become standardized allowing you to use this as your passport, public transit, all purchasing opportunities, etc.”

But while Todd Westby may be enthusiastic about the use of this microchip technology in everyday life, thousands or even millions of others are no doubt concerned. The idea of implanting microchips underneath the skin in order to store information regarding your health and finances sounds like something straight out of George Orwell’s famous book 1984. Even if the chips do not have a GPS system and it’s impossible to track those that have them embedded underneath their skin, the overall concept is still unnerving. Americans are conditioned to embrace individual liberty, and microchip implants force them to embrace the exact opposite of that.

Noelle Chesley, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, believes that the use of microchips is only going to become more common in the not-so-distant future. “It will happen to everybody,” she explained. “But not this year, and not in 2018. Maybe not my generation, but certainly that of my kids.” (Related: Australia has become the first country to microchip its citizens.)

In fact, the idea of using microchips in order to track the financial situations of welfare recipients has already been suggested by one politician in Finland. According to Sputnik News, a member of Finland’s conservative Finn Party recently recommended implanting satellite-tracking chips inside of welfare recipients in response to news that some recipients continued to receive payments after leaving the country to fight for the Islamic State.

Pasi Maenranta, the politician who suggested the idea, argued on his Facebook page that in order to receive welfare payments from Kela, “one has to tell exact data about your location using your personal code, read by a satellite.” Maenranta also noted that it would be possible to implant microchips beneath the skin of all those traveling overseas “who for example receive medical welfare from Kela,” also known as the Social Insurance Institution.

But regardless of how good the intentions may be, there are still a lot of questions that must be answered before the people of our country and elsewhere embrace the use of surgically implanted microchips. Can they ever be turned off or removed? Who exactly will have access to your location should the microchip be equipped with GPS technology? And if the microchips contain personal information regarding health and finances, will it be possible for that information to be hacked and potentially sold by a third party?

If Americans are serious about holding on to our Fourth Amendment right to privacy, then these are questions that we should all demand be answered before more advancements in microchip technology are made.

Making Terror “The Order Of The Day”: Charlottesville Leads To Call For Opposing Groups To Be Declared Terrorists

Uh-oh, big gov’t playing the T card!

JONATHAN TURLEY

Heads_on_pikesBelow is my column in the Hill Newspaper on the call from both the right and the left for protesters to be declared domestic terrorists.  With rising anger over protests and counter protests, politicians are rushing to join calls for the government to not simply investigate these groups for hate speech but actually terrorism.

Here is the column:

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