Army Private Bradley Edward Manning, now known as Chelsea Elizabeth Manning, was released from the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks in Leavenworth, Kansas on May 17 after serving only seven years of a 35-year sentence for releasing approximately 750,000 classified documents to Wikileaks. His sentence was commuted by President Barack Obama three days before he left office.
In April 2015 – while in prison – Manning started receiving hormone therapy to satisfy his desire to appear as a woman. This therapy was bought and paid for by the American taxpayer. A month earlier, the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals ruled that Manning be referred to in either a gender neutral term or a feminine one going forward.
Cornell’s representative, Brian Bumbery, called Chris’s passing ‘sudden and unexpected’ and said his wife and family were shocked by it.
The statement said the family would be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause and asked for privacy.
Chris was reportedly found dead on the bathroom floor of his hotel room at the MGM Grand in Detroit on Wednesday night by a friend (stock picture)
According to the site, Chris was staying at the MGM Grand in Detroit, when he passed away.
The news comes just eight hours after he posted his last message on Twitter, which read:
Chris, who famously sang the song, You Know My Name, for James Bond movie Casino Royale, was married to Vicky Karayiannis for 13 years, and they are parents to Toni, 12 and Christopher, 11.
Sharing: Fans of the rocker took to social media to post pictures of the gig, without a sense that anything was wrong
The band: Musicians Chris, Matt Cameron, Kim Thayil and Ben Shepherd of Soundgarden at the Los Angeles premiere of Marvel’s Avengers at the El Capitan Theatre on April 11, 2012
His love: Audioslave band mates (L-R) Tom Morello, Brad Wilk, Chris and Tim Commerford posed for a photo backstage after performing at Teragram Ballroom during the Anti-Inaugural Ball on January 20, 2017 in Los Angeles
The Grammy award-winning, Golden Globe nominated singer also started the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation to support children facing poverty and abuse.
He told Details magazine in 2012: ‘When I met my wife Vicky’s family, I had to go out of my way to convince them – to show them – that I wasn’t anything like their idea of a musician.’
As for letting his own children date a rock star, Chris told Details: ‘I’ve met many, many musicians that I wouldn’t let anywhere near my daughter. Or my son.’
Cornell was previously married to Susan Silver, with which he fathered daughter Lillian Jean, 17.
Susan was manager of both Alice In Chains and Soundgarden – but they divorced shortly before he married Vicky.
His love: Chris, who famously sang the song, You Know My Name, for James Bond movie Casino Royale, was married to wife of 13 years, Vicky Karayiannis (pictured in April 2012)
Sweet: They are parents to Toni, 12 and Christopher, 11 – with his family in 2010.
The family also all attended the New York screening of The Promise at the Paris Theatre on April 18 this year.
Sweet: Chris shared this picture on Twitter just four days ago as he posted a sweet mother’s day message to his wife Vicky
hing: He also posted a poignant message to his own mother on the day
He was part of the same Seattle grunge rock music scene as Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain, and in 2015, footage emerged of Cobain doing an impression of him.
He told Shaun Keaveny during an interview with BBC Radio 6 in 2012 that having the Nirvana and Pearl Jam as friends when Soundgarden were making it big really helped him.
He said: ‘It was an exciting time. We had people we could talk to about this insane experience. It was happening to a few of us. People we had known for a long time.
‘It was all new to us. We didn’t know what to make of it. It helped to have some friends going through the same craziness.’
Ironic: Chris was part of the same Seattle grunge rock music scene as Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain, and in 2015, footage emerged of Cobain doing an impression of him.
Upsetting: Social media was flooded with posts from devastated fans soon after the sad news
He continued: ‘We didn’t have anything close to overnight success but it was still crazy. It was very comic book like. Surreal.
‘It seemed to come out of nowhere and was not something we could have expected.’
Social media was flooded with posts from devastated fans soon after the sad news.
Posts read: ‘Truly saddened to hear of the death of @Chris Cornell, beautiful man, beautiful voice, outstanding music RIP #chriscornell #rip #legend.’
‘Actually gutted hearing about Chris Cornell passing. Soundgarden records shaped so much of my youth. This is s***.’
Tragedy: A statement said the family would be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause and asked for privacy
‘Shocked to hear about Chris Cornell. Way too young.’
‘Gutted to hear about Chris Cornell dying. 1 of the finest ever hard rock voices and great albums with #soundgarden #rip.’
‘RIP Chris Cornell. Only recently got into Soundgarden – great voice, powerful music. Sad loss.’
Good friends: Chris shared this picture of himself with Sting and Brad Pitt following the Rock4EB concert in January
‘Really sad to hear the news about Chris Cornell. Another one gone to soon.’
Meanwhile, Cornell faced his own share of personal demons before becoming a clean-living family man.
He said: ‘When I transitioned into adulthood – high-stakes emotional responsibilities – I did everything I could get my hands on. It happened without me really noticing it,’ he confessed.
‘The thing is, when you pick up the pipe for the first time, you don’t know that that’s your fate. The moment isn’t that dramatic. And then that was it – I didn’t want to care anymore.’
Chris Cornell talks his passion for music before his death.
Soundgarden split in 1997 and reunited in 2010, their last record was King Animal in 2012.
When Soundgarden reformed, he said the only real change was the lack of booze on the tour bus after he went tee-total.
He said: ‘The biggest difference I noticed… and we haven’t even really talked about it: There are no bottles of Jack Daniels around or beers. And we never talked about.. it’s just not there.’
Doing what he did best: Chris performing on stage at FOX theatre on May 3 in Atlanta, Georgia
Performer: He was also pictured performing during the Prophets Of Rage And Friends’ Anti-Inaugural Ball at Teragram Ballroom on January 20, 2017 in LA
The band – also comprised of Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron and Ben Shepherd – were due to continue their North American tour and travel to Columbus, Ohio on Friday, with the run ending in Oklahoma on May 27.
During their 13-year hiatus, Cornell went through a dark period and was admitted to rehab for alcohol addiction.
In 2012, Chris spoke about his struggle with addiction, saying at the time: ‘It’s something that would have happened even if Soundgarden had stayed together.
‘It was a long slow slide and then a long slow recovery, but there was self-discovery too.
‘For me it was mostly alcohol – from my late teens until my late thirties.’
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In 2012: Chris spoke about his struggle with addiction following Soundgarden’s split in 1997, saying: ‘It’s something that would have happened even if Soundgarden had stayed together’
At his last performance in Detroit, Chris added these words into the song Slaves And Bulldozers during his final song:
‘In my time of dying, I want nobody to mourn. All I want for you to do is take my body home. Well, well, well, so I can die easy.’
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, this is what we’ve come to. Major corporations are kissing Muslim ass to get their dollars! Gap is welcoming the season by celebrating diversity, with a hijabi. The American clothing retailer launched its new summer collection with a video featuring Americans from around the country, one of whom is a hijabi.
“Along the way we met truly amazing people (like you). Brave and loving, funny and powerful, complex and strong, YOU ARE GAP!”
Gap joins other companies like Coke, Microsoft, H&M, and Honey Maid to name a few, who are featuring Muslim women wearing hijab in their commercials and showing their audience that they are only in it for the money, screw our culture.
“When Gap reached out to us about featuring one of our hijabs in their campaign, we were thrilled! It’s finally out, and we could not be more excited about the finished piece!” the Haute Hijab staff wrote in a blog post.
This needs to go viral, share it with the #CloseTheGap and #BoyCottGAPtags. Let’s hit them where they really care, their GD bank account! This garbage is going too far. They don’t give a flying f##k about Muslims, it’s just brand capitalizing on current affairs and a big corporation tapping into the American Muslim demographic to make more money.
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I’m Melanie, the founder and CEO of Haute Hijab and I’d like to extend a very warm welcome to our vibrant and inclusive community!
Our community consists of beautiful women empowering one another through their inspiring stories, style and commitment to faith. Our hijab prints are hand-picked and fabrics are meticulously scrutinized to feel amazing and be the key to leaving you comfortable and confident, everyday. Don’t be shy, please let us know if there’s anything we can do to help. We are your brand!
When GAP reached out to us about featuring one of our hijabs in their campaign, we were thrilled! It’s finally out, and we could not be more excited about the finished piece!
The campaign is titled, “I Am GAP, Portrait of an American Summer”, and it features a [Haute] Hijabi! Given today’s political and social climate, Gap makes a bold statement with this video. The campaign acknowledges diversity and is yet another commercial that brings hijab into the mainstream!
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GAP’s commitment to inclusivity and diversity is nothing new. They dedicate a page on their website to break down everything they are doing as a company to foster inclusion. They state, “Diversity unlocks our innovation, helps attract and retain talent, and builds connections with our customers.” We couldn’t agree more.
In 2013, Gap featured a Sikh model in their holiday #MakeLove campaign, and when the ad was defamed, Gap responded with a message of solidarity and even changed their Twitter background to the picture of Ahluwalia (the Sikh model). Most recently, they made strides towards inclusivity by showing children that different is beautiful with their latest 11-year-old model, April, who has a skin condition called Vitiligo. April is featured in a video on Gap’s Facebook page saying,”Confidence is courage.” That’s a powerful message to send to young children.
Hybutalla, who was featured in the campaign. It is important for people to see relatable role models and models in the mainstream media. Diversity needs to be acknowledged and celebrated. While there is no doubt a lack of diversity in the fashion industry, things are slowly beginning to change. Gap joins other companies like Coke, Microsoft, H&M, and Honey Maid to name a few, who are featuring Muslim women wearing hijab in their commercials and showing their audience that the hijab is beautiful, it is normal, and it is here to stay.
Are you struggling with hijab? Is there something holding you back from putting it on? Do you have thoughts of removing it? As Muslims, we have a responsibility to help our fellow sisters in need. In surah Tawbah, Allah (S) says, “the believers, men and women, are protectors of one another: they enjoin what is just and forbid what is evil…” (9:71).
At all times, and most particularly in times of trials and tribulations, it is the duty of Muslims to stand together helping and supporting one another. Allah has decreed that Muslims should form a tight-knit community or ummah that loves and cares for one another. The Prophet (S) taught that the ummah should act like a body: if one part of the body suffers pain, the other part also suffers. As Muslim sisters, we have a responsibility to support one another in times of need.
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It’s like comparing World War II to an exhibition baseball game. Apples and oranges don’t do justice to how different these two situations are.
The ink was not yet dry on President Donald Trump’s statement announcing the dismissal of when political opponents began drawing comparisons to President Richard Nixon’s infamous “Saturday Night Massacre.”
Comparisons between Nixon and Trump are already numerous, from commentators ranging from Carl Bernstein to Stephen Colbert. TheLate Show has even joked that Trump receives social-media counseling from Nixon’s ghost. But Nixon came from a different time and governed a very different America. Therefore, until the Watergate scandal really became critical in early 1973, Nixon’s presidency went very differently from the way Donald Trump’s has so far, reflecting key differences between that time and this one.
With the Watergate investigation closing in on him, Nixon in October 1973 fired his attorney general and deputy attorney general before he found an official willing to ax the special prosecutor who was investigating the Democratic Party headquarters break-in.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N-Y.) argued that is analogous to Trump’s dismissal of Obama administration holdover Yates for ordering Justice Department lawyers not to defend the president’s executive order freezing the refugee program and travel from seven terrorism-compromised countries.
“We had a Monday night massacre,” he declared. “James Comey, a person of great integrity who follows the law, was fired.”
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) drew the same conclusion, confirming that she voted against the confirmation of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) to be the attorney general. She praised Comey arguing that it took guts.
“That statement took a steel spine to stand up and say, ‘no,’” she said. “It took the courage of [Nixon Attorney General] Elliot Richardson and [Nixon Deputy Attorney General] William Ruckelshaus to stand up to President Nixon. That is what an FBI director must be willing and able to do.”
But legal experts noted Tuesday that Nixon was trying to obstruct a criminal investigation in which he was implicated, while Trump simply removed an insubordinate political appointee from the previous administration.
“There’s no comparison at all,” said Peter Flaherty, president of the National Legal and Policy Center. “This Justice official was insubordinate and should have been fired.”
Andrew McCarthy, who served as lead prosecutor on several high-profile terrorism cases in Manhattan in the 1990s, agreed. “To my mind, he should have been escorted out of the building,” he said.
“It’s like comparing World War II to an exhibition baseball game,” he said. “Apples and oranges don’t do justice to how different these two situations are.”
Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, said Comey acted for clearly personal and political reasons.
“Trump’s move was an anti-corruption move,” he said. “It’s the exact opposite of what Nixon did … This is exactly what we need more of.”
Flaherty said former President Obama almost certainly would have taken the same action against a holdover from his predecessor’s administration. And the holdover official likely would have been “vilified,” not praised in the media, he said.
“It underscores the problem, to me, just how much trouble the media is having covering President Trump,” he said.
A man who played a role in Nixon’s downfall, Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein, also threw cold water on the “Saturday Night Massacre” storyline.
“There’s a big difference because the ‘Saturday Night Massacre’ was really about firing the attorney general when Nixon was the target of an investigation and was actively obstructing justice,” he told “CNN Tonight” on Wednesday. “The president is within his rights here to fire the FBI director, that he has that ability.”
For Democrats hoping for fissures between Trump and the GOP majority in Congress, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) stomped out that bit of wishful thinking.
“What is happening is something that we support, which is, we need to pause and we need to make sure that the vetting standards are up to snuff so that we can guarantee the safety and security of our country,” he told reporters at a Capitol Hill news conference on Tuesday. “That is what this does. We want this goal to be achieved.”
A letter obtained by NBC News from Trump to Comey states the president had been advised by administration officials to remove the FBI head.
“I have received the attached letters from the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General of the United States recommending your dismissal as the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. I have accepted their recommendation and you are hereby terminated and removed from office, effective immediately,” Trump told Comey.
“While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the Bureau.”
“It is essential that we find new leadership for the FBI that restores public trust and confidence in its vital law enforcement mission.”
Full text of AG Jeff Sessions recommendation to fire FBI head James Comey and President Trump’s letter firing him pic.twitter.com/zyMxQGtUkE
In a memorandum written by newly confirmed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, numerous reasons are given for Comey’s dismissal.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said he’s seen no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, accusing Democrats of pushing a “huge myth.”
Paul said Democrats will now clamor for a special prosecutor to look into the matter following the firing of FBI Director James Comey.
“I don’t think there have been any facts presented that anybody broke the law. … I don’t think there’s any evidence that anybody broke the law,” he said on “Fox & Friends” today.
Paul said he has not even heard an “accusation” on what crime Democrats believe may have been committed.
“[Democrats] were for getting rid of Comey too, but now they’re gonna say it’s all about this Russia investigation, which hasn’t produced one iota of evidence,” said Paul.
He said Comey’s firing “could not happen soon enough,” calling out Democrats for criticizing the move despite previously declaring they had lost faith in Comey after his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
Which brings us to the most important underlying reason for the dismissal…
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Directed by musician and illusionist Criss Angel in a desert outside Las Vegas, the promo was produced to help raise awareness of Angel’s new cancer charity, HELP (Heal Every Life Possible). It was founded in honour of his two-year-old son, who is in remission from leukaemia.
Angel tells the Las Vegas Review Journal: “Dee and I have known each other since the 1990s and he was a strong proponent of mine for years. We are both from Long Island, or as we like to think of it, ‘Strong Island’, and his record publishing company gave me the rights to the song and it is our anthem for gratis.
“Dee was unbelievably generous with his time and participation.”
The mission of the Johnny Crisstopher Children’s Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, is to raise awareness of pediatric cancer and provide funds for research, treatment, and – ultimately – a cure. Unlike many other non-profit charities, 100% of your donation will go directly to this fight; NOT one cent will be deducted for ANY expenses, salaries, or overhead. Criss Angel has funded the operations of the foundation out of his own pocket since its inception in 2008. It has now become his life’s mission (after working with childhood causes since 2001) when recently his own child, Johnny Crisstopher was diagnosed with leukemia in 2015 at 20 months old.
Constitutional revisionists think the phrase separation of church and state is in the First Amendment, however these words do not appear anywhere in the U.S. Constitution. And as with ALL parts of the Constitution, it places restrictions on THE GOVERNMENT, and NOT THE PEOPLE! Together, the establishment clause and the free exercise clause form the basis of the American concept of separation of church and state, which compels the government to give equal treatment to all religions — and to respect the absence of religion, and which grants U.S. citizens the freedom to embrace or reject any faith they choose. NOTHING MORE – NOTHING LESS!
“Separation of church and state” was a phrase used by Thomas Jefferson and others expressing an understanding of the intent and function of the Establishment Clause and Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States which reads:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
This portion of the Constitution speaks against a state-imposed faith.
It tells us that you don’t want a national religion, a state-coerced national religion, a one-size-fits-all, everybody-has-to-join system. The Founders were concerned that with a strong national government there would be a national religion. They wanted to allow the states a free hand to collaborate with religion in their important work of fostering a citizenry.
Our nation was predicated on unalienable rights with governance through family, church and community, each rightfully sovereign within its sphere. Human dignity, legal equality, and personal freedom reflect biblical values imparted on Western Civilization, which retains these values in secular form while expunging their Author from public discourse.
Americans are frequently reminded of what the revisionists incorrectly deem our greatest achievement: “Separation of Church and State.” Crosses are ripped down in parks. Prayer has been banished from schools and the ACLU rampages to remove “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance.
The U.S. Supreme Court has repeatedly misinterpreted the Establishment Clause to mean that religion must be removed entirely from public life.
Our forefathers would never countenance the restrictions on religion exacted today.
In his second inaugural address, March 4, 1805, President Thomas Jefferson stated: “In matters of religion I have considered that its free exercise is placed by the Constitution independent of the powers of the General Government. I have therefore undertaken, on no occasion, to prescribe the religious exercise suited to it; but have left them, as the Constitution found them, under the direction and discipline of state and church authorities by the several religious societies.”
Jefferson wrote to Samuel Miller, Jan. 23, 1808: “I consider the government of the United States as interdicted by the Constitution from inter-meddling with religious institutions, their doctrines, discipline, or exercises. This results not only from the provision that no law shall be made respecting the establishment or free exercise of religion but from that also which reserves to the states the powers not delegated to the United States. …”
Jefferson continued: “Certainly no power to prescribe any religious exercise or to assume authority in religious discipline, has been delegated to the General government. It must then rest with the States as far as it can be in any human authority. … I do not believe it is for the interest of religion to invite the civil magistrate to direct its exercises, its discipline, or its doctrines. … Every religious society has a right to determine for itself the times for these exercises, and the objects proper for them, according to their own particular tenets.”
It is obvious that from Thomas Jefferson’s compiled work that terms like, “fence” or “wall” were used within the context of describing the importance of limited government to prevent its interference with religious activities.
Thomas Jefferson intentionally used the phrases “self-evident truths” and “endowed by our Creator” when he wrote The Declaration of Independence. The Founding Fathers most certainly considered the Declaration as a legal document, beginning with: “IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America;” and closing with: “We, therefore, the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, Assembled…”
The Declaration of Independence is listed in the first volume of the U.S. Code under the heading Organic Laws of the United States. U.S. Code is the permanent law of the United States. “Organic” is defined as “of, relating to, or constituting the law by which a government or organization exists.”
The Organic Laws are comprised of four laws:
The Declaration of Independence
The Articles of Confederation
The Northwest Ordinance of 1787 and,
When a U.S. President, a member of Congress, or a military official is sworn into office they are required to take an oath to defend the Constitution.
If the Declaration of Independence is really not a governing document, then Organic Law is irrelevant, and the Constitution and our entire system of government is illegal.
Congress sent President Donald Trump a multi-billion dollar poke in the eye Monday, refusing to slash medical spending as Trump proposed and instead giving the National Institutes of Health a $2 billion raise.
Trump had proposed slashing NIH by $1.2 billion for the rest of 2017 to help pay for his proposed increases in defense spending. Instead, Congress gave the NIH an extra $2 billion for the next 6 months, bumping its total 2017 budget to $34 billion.
Oklahoma Rep. Tom Cole, a Republican who chairs the appropriations subcommittee that oversees NIH funding and who sits on the budget committee, said funding medical research is something Republicans and Democrats agree on easily.
the use of government funds for projects designed to please voters or legislators and win votes.
“political pork barrel for the benefit of their respective sponsors”
In 1990, Congress established funding for the Human Genome Project and set a target completion date of 2005. Here we are in 2017, and they are asking for more funding for their “humanitarian” project.
A seemingly commonplace meeting kicked off a firestorm of controversy. Last May, more than 100 experts in genetics and bioengineering convened at Harvard Medical School for a meeting that was closed to the public — attendees were asked not to contact news media or to post about the meeting on social media.
The same group is getting back together in New York City next week.
To the meeting organizers, last year’s secretive measures were, counterintuitively, to make sure as many people heard about the project as possible. They were submitting a paper about the project to a scientific journal and were discouraged from sharing the information publicly before it was published.
But there’s another reason why this group of scientists, while encouraging debate and public involvement, would be wary of attracting too much attention. Their project is an effort to synthesize DNA, including human DNA. Researchers will start with simpler organisms, such as microbes and plants, but hope to ultimately create strands of human genetic code. One of the group’s organizers, Jef Boeke, director of the Institute for Systems Genetics at NYU School of Medicine, told CNBC that incorporating synthesized DNA into mammalian (or even human) cells could happen in four to five years.
This project follows in the footsteps of the Human Genome Project (HGP), the 13-year, $2.7 billion project that enabled scientists to first decode the human genome. “HGP allowed us to read the genome, but we still don’t completely understand it,” said Nancy Kelley, the coordinator of the new effort, dubbed GP-write.
But why all the secrecy, for this supposedly incredible, life-changing breakthrough? What are they hiding?
The entire concept of the project is a total farce!
Genetics is an attempt by materialistic scientists to offer a purely materialist view of inheritance and development of not just physical bodies but non-physical inherited attributes such as instinctive behaviors and cellular function.
According to the theory of genetics, physical gene sequences contained in chromosomes found in each cell in your body are a “blueprint” for all your body’s physical structures, biochemical functions and inherited behavioral patterns. This blueprint, the theory goes, contains ALL the instructions needed to create a complete human form with all its physical structures, physiological functions and inherited behaviors fully represented and complete.
Because of the enormous complexity of the human body, organ function, cell structures and instinctive behaviors, it was once believed that humans must possess somewhere around 2 million protein-coding genes. The Human Genome Project was launched in 1990 with the widespread belief that when it was finished, it would “unlock” all the mysteries of the origins of disease in humans. It was also believed that when the human genome fully mapped, scientists would be able to create humans in any form they wanted, including humans with extra arms or legs, humans free of all disease, humans with “enhanced” physical powers, and so on.
At the start of the Human Genome Project, everybody “knew” that humans were far more complex than, say, a roundworm, which only has about 20,000 protein-coding genes. This is why estimates of the number of genes in a human ranged from 100,000 to 2 million. Scientists were absolutely sure that humans were far more complex than a tiny roundworm, and therefore humans needed far more genes.
The Human Genome Project suffers an “epic fail”
The first draft of the Human Genome Project was published in the year 2,000. Far from being a breakthrough that would end all human disease, its findings utterly shattered the mythology of genetics as the sole explanation for all inheritance and physical development. Why? Because the Human Genome Project found that humans have only about 20,000 protein-coding genes, roughly the same number as the roundworm.
Huh? A human being has about the same number of protein-coding genes as a roundworm? Yes. And that’s straight out of the mouths of human genome researchers who are, themselves, hard-core materialists.
By comparison, the common fruit fly has about 15,000 genes, only marginally less than a human. And yet it is obvious to any intelligent observer than a human being is considerably more complex than a fruit fly and a roundworm. So why didn’t the Human Genome Project find a lot more genes that code proteins in humans?
Genetic inheritance theory shattered…
The findings of the multi-billion-dollar Human Genome Project shattered the mythology of genetic materialism, sending nearly the entire scientific community into a tailspin and forcing “the great genetic cover-up” to begin.
Human genes simply needed “more research” to be understood, scientists exclaimed. And since the year 2000, that research has continued to no avail. The cover-up continues…
The truth is that there isn’t enough data storage in 20,000 genes to hold a blueprint for a human being.
Human DNA data storage capacity…
Allow me to explain this from a computer science point of view, as many of you know I founded a very successful computer software company and was the head of R&D for many computer science projects, including the popular new SCIENCE.naturalnews.com which uses advanced statistical algorithms to analyze scientific concepts across millions of published studies.
The human genome contains about 3 billion “base pairs” of genes. Each base pair can exist in one of four possible combinations of the four bases that make up DNA: Adenine (A), Thymine (T), Cytosine (C), and Guanine (G).
From a digital storage point of view — as DNA is “digital” in its format — a base pair is equivalent to two bits of binary data, which can represent four possible states as follows:
In computer storage vernacular, a “byte” is eight bits of data, such as:
Four DNA base pairs, then, makes one byte of data.
Given that there are roughly 3 billion base pairs in the human genome, this equates to roughly about 750MB of data storage capacity.
It turns out this number is shockingly small. 750MB is smaller than the file of a typical modern video game. It’s smaller than a movie on a DVD, in fact. It’s so small that a typical miniature thumb drive you might buy at Best Buy can actually store over 20 times as much data (that’s merely a 16 GB thumb drive). You can buy a 16GB SD card right now on Amazon.com for a mere $12.
750MB of data is so small that no one can explain how it could possibly account for a human body with extraordinary complexity while somehow encompassing physical, structural, functional and behavioral inheritance as well.
To get a grasp of the complexity of the human body, realize that your body is made of 60 – 90trillion cells. Each cell is its own ecosystem with highly complex functions including cell energy production, waste removal, cell membrane function, the nucleus command control center, and so on.
Your body manufactures 10 million red blood cells every hour. It has a capacity to heal damaged tissues almost everywhere. Your skin and intestines are being slowly replaced with new cells every minute. Your immune system is incredibly complex and highly capable, representing the most advanced system of nanotechnology that modern science has ever witnessed.
On top of all this, you are born with innate behaviors and the ability to develop, all on your own, the behavioral skills to walk, talk, focus your eyes, digest foods, eliminate waste, sweat, breathe and much more. Meanwhile, your body accomplishes billions of chemical reactions every second without you even knowing it. Somehow, every cell, organ and organ system in your body knows what to do to keep you alive and functioning.
Your body and its functions are unimaginably complex. Simply cataloging the structure and function of all the cells in your body right now would take countless terabytes of data — more than a million times larger than “megabytes” of data.
Yet the entire human genome delivers only 750MB worth of data storage. Obviously, this is wholly insufficient to describe the entire structure, function and development of a human being. No matter how the desperate materialists try to keep us focused on human genes, it flat-out isn’t possible to store a full blueprint of the human form in 750MB of data.
The human genome, therefore, is not the entire blueprint of human development. Although some genes do obviously code for some physical characteristics (such as eye color), genes alone do not contain the full blueprint. There must be something else that also contributes morphological information in addition to DNA.
The Human Genome Project, to the shock of nearly all materialists, ultimately proved exactly the opposite of what scientists had hoped. It proved that genes alone do not explain inheritance.
The materialists were horrified by this finding. To this very day, they are pouring over human genome data, desperately trying to find some “meta data” that would explain all inheritance. What they refuse to acknowledge is that there is a non-physical field of inheritance patterns that functions as an overlay to the human genome, interacting with it and enhancing its scope with non-physical encoding of additional information needed to develop a complete human form.
That field is called the “morphic resonance” field, and it was proposed by one of the most brilliant, revolutionary scientific thinkers of our time, Rupert Sheldrake, a biologist and author of “Science Set Free.”
Morphic resonance fields infuriate materialists…
The idea of morphic resonance infuriates materialists — and nearly all modern-day scientists are materialists — because the presence of a non-physical field of information naturally leads to the most dangerous idea of all to materialist science: the idea of consciousness.
This idea that your body as a whole, as well as each cell in your body, can tap into a field of information which encodes the “memory” of what a human form is supposed to be threatens the very pillars of materialistic science, upon which nearly the entire pharmaceutical industry is based, by the way. This is why materialist scientists are desperately attempting to defend the human genome as the single source of all the information needed to develop a human body, even though the human genome clearly doesn’t have the storage capacity to represent an entire body (not to mention inherited physiological functions and behavioral inheritance).
Keep in mind that if you read about Rupert Sheldrake from any materialistic science website — including Scientific American which is 100% pro-Monsanto, pro-GMO and anti GMO labeling, by the way — you are going to read vicious attacks against Sheldrake from desperate materialists who brand morphic resonance as “magical thinking.”
This is especially comic, given that these same materialists believe the entire universe in which we live spontaneously appeared from nowhere without cause or reason through a process they call the “Big Bang.” Somehow, the big bang isn’t magical thinking to the materialists, but the idea of a non-physical field of inheritance is magical thinking. It’s almost like these people have never heard of gravity: yet another invisible field that affects all living things.
How does your hand know it’s a hand?
Another key problem with the theory of genetic inheritance is that even though all the cells across your body are supposed to contain the same exact genetic code, somehow the cells in your hand knew they were supposed to grow into a hand, not a foot or an ear, for example.
Conventional genetics has no explanation for this. How does a cell “know” it’s supposed to be a specialized cell functioning as a tiny part of the whole? If every blood cell in your body contains the DNA for your entire body, how does it “know” to form itself into a blood cells and not, for example, a skin cell?
Rupert Sheldrake’s morphic resonance explanation provides an answer. The cell taps into a knowledge field — a non-physical pattern blueprint — and through influence with that field, the cell knows to activate only the genes that code for it to form a blood cell. The local physical genes accomplish the protein coding, but the morphic resonance field directs the pattern of which genes to activate. This is how morphic fields interact with DNA.
The human genome, in other words, works hand in hand with a non-physical information field that keeps physical form development organized so that the resulting form is a human. The morphic resonance field “knows” the pattern of being human because it is a pattern that has been reinforced by billions of other humans who came before you and contributed to the resonance of the field.
This explains the missing link in DNA — the fact that DNA alone cannot store the entire blueprint of the human form. The master blueprint is actually found in the non-physical morphic field. Local DNA are simply “protein builders” that follow the morphic resonance blueprint.
Just like there is an energetic pattern for a human being, there’s also a different energetic template for an oak tree, and it overlays the genes from an oak tree seed, directing it to form a fully-grown oak tree. For every cell, every organ, every organ system and every life form on our planet (and across the universe), there is a morphic resonance field that provides the template overlay which affects local gene activation.
Keep in mind that Sheldrake’s theories absolute infuriate materialist scientists. The journal Nature actually suggested that Sheldrake should be burned at the stake… like a witch, I suppose. TED talks essentially banned Sheldrake from speaking because he dared mention the idea of “consciousness.”
Everywhere across the fatally closed-minded community of materialist science, Sheldrake is considered to be worse than a demon… he is a non-believer in the Church of Materialism! And there is no greater sin to today’s cult-like science community than non-belief in materialism.
This is why Sheldrake’s ideas will be viciously attacked, demonized and denied… up until the day they are finally embraced and accepted as the “new science of life.” In a hundred years, Sheldrake will likely be remembered as far more important to science than even Charles Darwin. His ideas are not merely revolutionary, but desperately needed to advance science beyond the limiting realm of materialism. If science does not expand its scope beyond chemical structures, it will never understand life and will always remain mystified and frustrated about why genes still don’t control much in the way of inheritance.
Watch for more coverage of Rupert Sheldrake here on Natural News, where our ideas are rooted in science yet not limited by the artificial confines of materialism. We also hope to interview Sheldrake soon and bring you the interview that TED won’t allow you to hear.
Beyond the debunked science, questions for faith believers…
1. Where is the gene for creativity? If creative works (songs, poems, fiction novels, etc.) are merely the work of mechanistic brains following genetic instructions, then all the lifelong works of creative individuals (musicians, artists, novelists, etc.) must somehow be encoded in the DNA before birth. Where is all this creativity encoded?
2. How does a blood cell know to make itself into a blood cell and not a skin cell?
3. Why is most physical inheritance unable to be traced to DNA? (The “heritability problem.”)
4. If there is not enough storage capacity in the human genome to fully describe the human form, then where does the rest of the blueprint come from?
5. Where is the genetic code for love, compassion and cooperation, without which human civilization never would have survived?
6. If human consciousness is an illusion, as materialists claim, then it can have no impact on human behavior, which is purely mechanistic, they insist. So then why did the “illusion of consciousness” evolve in human beings if it serves no purpose? This contradicts one of the more fundamental tenants of natural selection.
7. Are you, yourself, purely a mechanistic biological robot suffering under the illusion of consciousness? And if so, then why should we listen to anything you have to say in the first place?
A great tribute to the FAUX SCIENTIST, Bill Nye, and all of his communist, koolaid drinking sheep who believe the sky is falling.
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Bill Nye became famous in the 1990s with a PBS kids’ show called Bill Nye The Science Guy. His new series for Netflix is called Bill Nye Saves the World.
See the difference there?
The title of the first show suggests objectivity. The title of the new show implies ideological activism with a touch of a messiah complex.
Any alleged “scientist” who claims that his main goal is to “save the world” has forfeited his right to be called a scientist. Same principle applies for journalists. If your goal is to uncover anything but the unvarnished truth—no matter where the truth may take you or how brutally it may undermine your ideological leanings—then you are starting off with answers rather than questions and have corrupted the entire process.
Take, for example, the ideologically loaded but intellectually vacant term of “climate change denier.” Also flung against Holocaust and vaccine skeptics, the term “denier” itself is a grossly dishonest construction—it implies that the “denier” agrees with the accuser but is lying about it. It starts from a premise of bad faith and eliminates the possibility that someone might simply disagree—or even have sincere questions.
Most dangerously for any true devotees of intellectual inquiry and the scientific method, it declares unequivocally that the matter is forever settled. Merely daring to question certain aspects of the Holocaust is illegal in 16 European countries. It is frequently suggested that parents who refuse to vaccinate their kids should also be jailed. And Bill Nye has publicly toyed with the idea of jailingclimate change skeptics. He recently told Tucker Carlson that there is to be no more questioning over whether “climate change”—which was called “global cooling” in the 1970s and then “global warming” until the embarrassing fact was revealed that average global temperatures stopped rising in 1997—is real and that humans are the primary cause of it:
It’s not an open question. It’s a settled question. Human activity is causing climate change.
“There is no such thing as ‘settled science.’ That itself is an unscientific notion.”
There is no such thing as “settled science.” That itself is an unscientific notion. There is always a possibility that key variables haven’t been considered and that new information could lead to entirely different conclusions. And if you think that people who disagree with you should be jailed, you are not a scientist, you’re a totalitarian.
Unlike the majority of people—who seem to allow their ideology to automatically form their opinions for them—I don’t have an opinion on the massively complicated topic of anthropogenic climate change because I readily admit I am not even remotely well-informed enough on the matter to venture an opinion without feeling like a moron about it. I will note that the Climategate controversy of 2009 made me slightly skeptical of the zealotry of those who’d wish to jail anyone that challenges the party line about it. And the mantra that 97% of scientists agree with the party line—a quotient bandied about by committed globalists such as Barack Obama and John Kerry—has been thoroughly eviscerated because it was based on a single flawed study that included even the “deniers” as part of the 97%.
The fact that over 31,000 scientists have signed a petition saying that humans aren’t causing global warming should cast at least a tinge of honest doubt about whether the matter is “settled.” So should Al Gore’s prediction that the North Pole’s ice cap would disappear by 2013, when the fact is that it has increased significantly in size since 2012. So should the fact that a hearty 95% of global-warming models have proved to be wrong.
Beyond all that, I will note that everyone I’ve ever seen who aggressively pushes the idea that man-made climate change will rapidly destroy the earth also insists that we’ll need a global governmental mechanism with a centralized taxing authority to combat it. In this case, I’m not talking about 97%—I’m talking about all of them. Therefore, it doesn’t seem entirely wackadoodle to me if I question whether global finance is using “climate change” as a ruse to consolidate global power.
…one must say clearly that we redistribute de facto the world’s wealth by climate policy. Obviously, the owners of coal and oil will not be enthusiastic about this. One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. This has almost nothing to do with environmental policy anymore.
So try as I may, I cannot yet disentangle climate-change zealotry from statist fanaticism.
But Bill Nye Saves the World strays far afield of climate change into topics that are entirely ideological and speculative, yet are still framed as entirely “scientific.”
In an entirely barf-worthy dance routine called “Sex Junk,” Nye has actress Rachel Bloom thrusting her chubby rump around in an attempt to dismiss the notion of sexual dimorphism, which was almost universally accepted as scientific until, oh, about three weeks ago. In the fourth season of Bill Nye The Science Guy, Nye himself committed the hate crime of alleging that there are two genders and that they are determined by whether one is born with XX or XY chromosomes. Apparently at some point, Nye became a trans-scientist.
In a perhaps even creepier animation called “Ice Cream Sexuality” on Bill Nye Saves the World, the vanilla ice-cream cone stands as a thinly veiled uptight white Christian male who is eventually seduced by differently flavored cones into a multi-racial, multi-gender ice-cream orgy.
In another segment, a male Indian staff writerchides the nearly all-white audience for culturally appropriating Eastern religious symbols, and they gleefully lap up his condescending scolds like the eager power bottoms they are.
Pardon me for noticing, but what the fuck does any of that have to do with science?
Bill Nye—whose only scientific credential, if you could even call it that, is a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering—isn’t the only one who’s guilty of injecting progressive ideology into science. Back in January, the organizers for last week’s March for Science in DC tweeted:
The tweet was accompanied with a cute little black power fist and a rainbow icon.
Again, try not to send me to a gulag for pointing this out, but none of those topics is even remotely related to science. They are all purely ideological and hyper-emotional.
Amusingly, the fact that Nye has stage-dived right into the progressive shark tank is starting to bite him in the posterior. When he was originally announced as one of the star performers in the March for Science, a loud squalling chorus of protest erupted because he’s a white male, and as everyone knows, white males are overrepresented in science not because they’re good at it, but because they’re racist and sexist. So despite his abject kowtowing to anti-scientific progressive delusions, the swelling rainbow masses who yearn to breathe free still see him as nothing more than Bill Nye the White Guy.
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