Thursday, November 27, 2014

USE OF ACETAMINOPHEN DURING PREGNANCY LINKED TO ADHD IN CHILDREN



Source Article:
Use of Acetaminophen During Pregnancy Linked to ADHD in Children
http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/02/use-acetaminophen-during-pregnancy-linked-adhd-children#.VG55RqH8QmZ.facebook

Acetaminophen, found in over-the-counter products such as Excedrin and Tylenol, provides many people with relief from headaches and sore muscles. When used appropriately, it is considered mostly harmless. Over recent decades, the drug, which has been marketed since the 1950s, has become the medication most commonly used by pregnant women for fevers and pain.

Now, a long-term study by UCLA, in collaboration with the University of Aarhus in Denmark, has raised concerns about the use of acetaminophen during pregnancy.

In a report in the online edition of JAMA Pediatrics, researchers from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health show that taking acetaminophen during pregnancy is associated with a higher risk in children of attention-deficity/hyperactivity disorder and hyperkinetic disorder. The data raises the question of whether the drug should be considered safe for use by pregnant women.

ADHD, one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders worldwide, is characterized by inattention, hyperactivity, increased impulsivity, and motivational and emotional dysregulation. Hyperkinetic disorder is a particularly severe form of ADHD.

"The causes of ADHD and hyperkinetic disorder are not well understood, but both environmental and genetic factors clearly contribute," said Dr. Beate Ritz, professor and chair of the department of epidemiology at the Fielding School and one of the senior authors of the paper. "We know there has been a rapid increase in childhood neurodevelopmental disorders, including ADHD, over the past decades, and it's likely that the rise is not solely attributable to better diagnoses or parental awareness. It's likely there are environmental components as well."

"That gave us the motivation to search for environmental causes that are avoidable," said the University of Aarhus' Dr. Jørn Olsen, another senior author and former chair of the UCLA Fielding School's epidemiology department. "Part of the neuropathology may already be present at birth, making exposures during pregnancy and/or infancy of particular interest. Because acetaminophen is the most commonly used medication for pain and fever during pregnancy, it was something we thought we should look at."

The UCLA researchers used the Danish National Birth Cohort, a nationwide study of pregnancies and children, to examine pregnancy complications and diseases in offspring as a function of factors operating in early life. The cohort focuses especially on the side effects of medications and infections.

The researchers studied 64,322 children and mothers who were enrolled in the Danish cohort from 1996 to 2002. Acetaminophen use during pregnancy was determined using computer-assisted telephone interviews that were conducted up to three times during pregnancy and again six months after childbirth.

The researchers next followed up with parents when their children reached the age of 7. They first asked parents about any behavioral problems in their children using the Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire, a standard behavioral screening questionnaire used by scientists. It assesses five domains, including emotional symptoms, conduct problems, hyperactivity, peer relationship and social behavior in children and adolescents between the ages of 4 and 16.

In addition, they obtained diagnoses of hyperkinetic disorder among the cohort's children (at an average age of 11) from the Danish National Hospital Registry or the Danish Psychiatric Central Registry. Last, they identified if ADHD medications, mainly Ritalin, were redeemed for the children using the Danish pharmaceutical prescription database.

More than half of all the mothers reported using acetaminophen while pregnant. The researchers found that children whose mothers used acetaminophen during pregnancy were at a 13 percent to 37 percent higher risk of later receiving a hospital diagnosis of hyperkinetic disorder, being treated with ADHD medications or having ADHD-like behaviors at age 7. The longer acetaminophen was taken—that is, into the second and third trimesters—the stronger the associations. The risks for hyperkinetic disorder/ADHD in children were elevated 50 percent or more when the mothers had used the common painkiller for more than 20 weeks in pregnancy.

"It's known from animal data that acetaminophen is a hormone disruptor, and abnormal hormonal exposures in pregnancy may influence fetal brain development," Ritz said.

Acetaminophen can cross the placental barrier, Ritz noted, and it is plausible that acetaminophen may interrupt fetal brain development by interfering with maternal hormones or through neurotoxicity, such as the induction of oxidative stress, which can cause the death of neurons.

"We need further research to verify these findings, but if these results reflect causal associations, then acetaminophen should no longer be considered a 'safe' drug for use in pregnancy," Olsen said.

Source: University of California, Los Angeles

SWITZERLAND MAY GIVE EVERY CITIZEN $2,600 A MONTH



Now here is an idea whose time has come! I LOVE IT!

Source Article:
Switzerland May Give Every Citizen $2,600 a Month
http://motherboard.vice.com/en_uk/blog/what-would-you-do-with-2800-a-month-no-questions-asked?utm_source=mbtwitter

Update: According to ​the folks behind the Basic Income campaign, Switzerland's government will start discussing the proposal in spring 2015, with the public vote likely to take place by fall 2016.

Switzerland could soon be the world’s first national case study in basic income. Instead of providing a traditional social net—unemployment payments, food stamps, or housing credits—the government would pay every citizen a fixed stipend.

The idea of a living wage has been brewing in the country for over a year and last month, supporters of the movement dumped a truckload of eight million coins outside the Parliament building in Bern. The publicity stunt, which included a five-cent coin for every citizen, came attached with 125,000 signatures. Only 100,000 are necessary for any constitutional amendment to be put to a national vote, since Switzerland is a direct democracy.

The proposed plan would guarantee a monthly income of CHF 2,500, or about $2,600 as of November 2014. That means that every family (consisting of two adults) can expect an unconditional yearly income of $62,400 without having to work, with no strings attached. While Switzerland’s cost of living is significantly higher than the US—a Big Mac there costs $6.72—it’s certainly not chump change. It’s reasonable income that could provide, at the minimum, a comfortable bare bones existence.

The benefits are obvious. Such policy would, in one fell swoop, wipe out poverty. By replacing existing government programs, it would reduce government bureaucracy. Lower skilled workers would also have more bargaining power against employers, eliminating the need for a minimum wage. Creative types would then have a platform to focus on the arts, without worrying about the bare necessities. And those fallen on hard times have a constant safety net to find their feet again.

Detractors of the divisive plan also have a point. The effects on potential productivity are nebulous at best. Will people still choose to work if they don’t have to? What if they spend their government checks on sneakers and drugs instead of food and education? Scrappy abusers of the system could take their spoils to spend in foreign countries where their money has more purchasing power, thus providing little to no benefit to Switzerland’s own economy. There’s also worries about the program’s cost and long term sustainability. It helps that Switzerland happens to be one of the richest countries in the world by per capita income.

The problem, as with many issues economic, is that there is no historical precedent for such a plan, especially at this scale, although there have been isolated incidents. In the 1970s, the Canadian town of Dauphin provided 1,000 families in need with a guaranteed income for a short period of time. Not only did the social experiment end poverty, high school completion went up and hospitalizations went down.

“If you have a social program like this, community values themselves start to change,” Evelyn Forget, a health economist at the University of Manitoba, told The New York Times.

Similar plans have been proposed in the past. In 1968, American economist Milton Friedman discussed the idea of a negative income tax, where those earning below a certain predetermined threshold would receive supplementary income instead of paying taxes. Friedman suggested his plan could eliminate the 72 percent of the welfare budget spent on administration. But nothing ever came to fruition.

It’s what makes the potential experiment in Switzerland so compelling. Developed countries around the world are struggling to address the issues of depressed wages for low-skilled workers under the dual weight of automation and globalization.

For German-born artist Enno Schmidt, one of the founders of the proposal, a living wage represents continued cultural progress along the lines of women’s suffrage or the civil rights movement by providing dignity and security to the poor, while unleashing creativity and entrepreneurial spirit.

“I tell people not to think about it for others, but think about it for themselves,” Schmidt told the Times. “What would you do if you had that income?

THE DANGERS OF HOSPITAL BIRTH



Source Article by Ronnie Falcão, LM MS:
Dangers of Hospital Birth
http://www.gentlebirth.org/ronnie/hospitalDangers.html#EN1


Why Birthing in a Hospital Causes More Problems Than It Solves for Normal Birth

There's a saying that birth is as safe as life gets. Sometimes birth can become dangerous for the baby or, very rarely, for the mother. This is when hospital-based maternity care really shines, and we're able to save mothers and babies who might have died a hundred years ago. Thank goodness that there are skilled surgeons who can come to the rescue when truly necessary.

There's also a saying that when you've got a hammer in your hand, everything looks like a nail. So it is that for hospital-based birth attendants, it is easy to become accustomed to treating every birth as a disaster waiting to happen. Many obstetricians have lost touch with the possibility of normal birth, so much so that even a pitocin induction with an epidural, fetal scalp electrode and vacuum extraction is called a "natural birth". Some hospital staff seem offended by the idea of minimizing interventions, as if preferring not to have a needle the size of a house nail inserted near your spine is the same as declining to have a second piece of Aunt Sally's Fruit Cake. Sadly, some of today’s younger doctors may never even have seen a truly physiological labor and birth—a birth completely without medical intervention.

This is how the saving grace of the hospital can become the scourging disgrace of maternity care. In their rush to prevent problems that aren't happening, hospital personnel may aggressively push procedures and drugs that can actually cause problems. Pitocin can cause uterine contractions that are so strong that they stress the baby and cause fetal distress. [1] IV narcotic drugs affect the baby so strongly that the baby may not breathe at birth [2] ; there is even a specific drug that is used to counteract the narcotics to help these drugged babies to breathe . [3] There is considerable debate as to how epidurals affect the progress of labor, but they certainly affect a woman's ability to get into a squat, which opens the pelvic plane by 20-30%; anyone can understand that this could affect the possibility of the baby's fitting through the pelvis. Epidurals can lower the mother's blood pressure so that the baby isn't getting enough oxygen through the placenta; this can cause fetal distress and the need for an emergency c-section to rescue the baby . [4]

In addition to the specific dangers of individual obstetric interventions, hospital births suffer the effects of any form of institutionalized care. Perhaps the best-known risk of hospital birth is hospital-acquired infections. Those most susceptible to hospital-acquired infections are those with compromised immune systems, such as newborns. In particular, babies are born with sterile skin and gut that are supposed to be colonized by direct contact with the mother's skin flora. If antibiotic-resistant hospital germs colonize the baby's skin and gut instead, the baby is at high risk of becoming very sick from infections that are very difficult to treat. The overall infection rate for babies born in the hospital is four times that of babies born at home [5], and these infections are more likely to be antibiotic-resistant.

More people die every year from hospital-acquired infections (90,000) [6] than from all accidental deaths (70,000), including motor vehicle crashes, fires, burns, falls, drownings, and poisonings. An additional 98,000 people die each year from general medical error . [7]



Another obvious risk of institutionalized care arises from the piecemeal nature of the care. Because there are so many different kinds of personnel performing so many different procedures, there is a lot of potential for miscommunication about critical matters. In an astoundingly progressive admission of institutional shortcomings, Beth Israel Hospital published a paper [8] about a tragic miscommunication that resulted in a baby's death. To their great credit, instead of covering up this horrible mistake, they used it as a wake-up call to revise their protocols, in an attempt to reduce miscommunication and increase safety. Unfortunately, other hospitals are slow to adopt the reforms of Beth Israel Hospital.

One of the most dangerous aspects of hospital care is that those providing most of the direct care (i.e. the nurses) are hierarchically subservient to those managing the care from a distance (i.e. the doctors). This kind of a power structure can prevent knowledgeable nurses from mitigating the potentially dangerous actions of the doctors.

Many people feel that the hospital must be the safest place to birth because of all the equipment they have. Well, the equipment is only as good as the people using it. In many hospitals, there are not enough Registered Nurses to cover all the patients, so they use Medical Technicians, who are trained to perform procedures but not necessarily trained to interpret fetal heart tracings. Most labors start at night, and women birthing second or subsequent babies often birth during the night. This is the time when the senior staff are home sleeping in their beds, because their seniority allows them to opt for the more desirable daytime shifts. A recent study confirmed that outcomes at births are worse during the night, because even the most sophisticated equipment is useless in the wrong hands . [9]

(For the record, many homebirth midwives now carry equipment that is as sophisticated as that in most hospital birth rooms. This includes continuous electronic fetal monitors and equipment for performing neonatal resuscitation if necessary.)

Institutionalized care also suffers from the economic pressures of running an efficient organization, regardless of how this might interfere with the normal process of labor and birth.

Sometimes doctors recommend pitocin without true medical necessity, simply to hasten the birth. This may be due to a need to free up a birth room to make room for other patients, or because the doctor has other responsibilities elsewhere. Stimulating labor artificially overrides the baby's ability to space out the contractions if the labor is too stressful. This increases the risk of fetal distress.

Hospital staff have a strong bias towards confining the laboring woman to the bed and requiring her to push in a reclining position. This often puts the baby's weight on the placenta or umbilical cord, possibly restricting the baby's supply of oxygenated blood from the placenta. In contrast, upright positions put the baby's weight downward, towards the open cervix and away from the placenta and umbilical cord, reducing or eliminating fetal distress caused by cord compression.

A rush to clamp and cut the umbilical cord within seconds after birth is one of the most dangerous hospital practices. This premature severance of the umbilical cord cuts the flow of oxygenated blood to the baby before the baby has established the lungs as the source of oxygen. Premature cord clamping also deprives the baby of the blood that would naturally fill the pulmonary vasculature as it expands in the minutes immediately after the birth. This practice is documented to increase the risks of neonatal hypoxia, hypovolemia, and anemia, thus increasing the need for blood transfusions. [10]

There is some very new research showing that placental tissue itself may be a rich source of pluripotent stem cells, in addition to the blood stem cells in blood drawn from the umbilical cord. [11] We do not yet know whether premature cutting of the umbilical cord halts the migration of pluripotent stem cells from the placental tissue into the baby's body to repair damage from even minor birth trauma.

Perhaps the most egregious and unnecessary interference with the normal birth sequence is the separation of mother and baby immediately after birth. Even a ten-minute separation is too long during this critical first hour after birth - it prevents the natural nipple stimulation that increases the mother's oxytocin to contract the uterus and prevent a postpartum hemorrhage.[12] Instead of baby-provided nipple stimulation, hospitals are now routinely using synthetic oxytocin by IV or injection after the birth to control bleeding.

Similarly, early cuddling of mother and baby stimulates oxytocin production in the newborn, thus raising the baby's body temperature to help with the adaptation to the extrauterine environment. The mother's body is the best warmer for the newborn. [13]

Because different personnel are involved in providing piecemeal care for mothers and babies, providers do not always see how their actions in one area may cause problems in another area. For example, because obstetricians are not involved in breastfeeding issues, they may not realize that cutting an episiotomy hampers a woman's ability to sit comfortably in order to nurse her baby. Likewise, the pediatricians also are not involved in breastfeeding, so they may not realize that separating the mother and baby right after the birth in order to do a routine newborn exam also interferes with breastfeeding. Nursery nurses often do not seem to appreciate the importance of minimizing the separation of mother and baby and thus also unwittingly interfere with breastfeeding. They tend to ignore the World Health Organization's recommendations to delay initial bathing of the baby until at least six hours after the birth, even though bathing causes the baby's temperature to drop so dangerously low that they do not return the baby to the mother for an hour or more. [14] [15]

I emphasize the hazards to the breastfeeding relationship because breastfeeding is so vital to a newborn's well-being, reducing infant mortality by 20%. [16] This is a huge health benefit, and hospitals should be taking the lead in tailoring their routines to support breastfeeding. But because the functions of caring for mother and baby are separated into the roles of maternity nurses (who care for the mothers) and nursery nurses (who care for the babies), sometimes the mother and baby are also physically separated. Most of the time, there are no lactation consultants in the hospital - they are often only available during weekday business hours. But babies need to be fed around the clock, and if a Lactation Consultant isn't available to help a struggling mother/baby pair, it might become necessary to feed the baby artificial breastmilk with a bottle, which further interferes with successful breastfeeding.

Because the entire model of hospital birth is based on the birth as a medical procedure, hospital staff seem to miss the fact that they are interfering in a delicate time in a new baby's life. Perinatal psychologists describe the first hour after birth as the "critical period", during which the baby will learn how to learn and whether or not it is safe to relax and to trust the outer world. This has tremendous implications for mental health and stress-related disorders. [17]

There was a time when cesareans were acknowledged to be a risky surgery reserved to save the life of the mother or baby. Now even cesarean surgery has become almost routine. Some obstetricians and hospital administrators are advocating for a 100% cesarean rate as a solution to liability and scheduling problems that are inherent in providing maternity care. [18] Unfortunately, cesarean surgeries increase risks for the mother and for this baby. They also increase the risk for subsequent pregnancies, with higher rates of placenta previa and placenta accreta, and small but non-zero risk that a pre-labor uterine rupture could result in the baby's or even the mother's death.

When someone needs to be in the hospital and needs to be receiving medical treatment for a life-threatening condition, the risk-benefit tradeoff comes in heavily on the side of benefit.

But for women who are hoping to have a drug-free birth, it makes no sense to expose themselves to the infection risks associated with simply being in the hospital. Most people know that it is unwise to take a newborn baby out and about in public because of the risk of exposing the baby even to ordinary germs. It is even a worse idea to expose the baby to the antibiotic-resistant strains of germs commonly found in hospitals.

When a woman planning a homebirth needs medical care and care is transferred to a hospital-based provider, the phrase "failed homebirth" is often written in her chart, even if she goes on to have an outcome that is better than if she had started out in the hospital. I would like to propose the concept of a “failed hospital birth” as any birth where hospital procedures specifically cause more problems than they solve. When you consider hospital infection rates, surgical complications, and the damage to the breastfeeding relationship caused by routine separation of mother and baby, we might find that close to 95% of planned hospital births are failed hospital births. They failed to support the mother in an empowering birth experience to better prepare her for motherhood, and they failed to satisfy the baby's overwhelming need and desire to enter and adapt to the outside world as nature intended.

Our society has an obligation to improve maternity care services as much as possible. Consider that the countries with the safest maternity care rely on midwives as the guardians of normal birth, reserving risky medical procedures for cases of true need. "In The five European countries with the lowest infant mortality rates, midwives preside at more than 70 percent of all births. More than half of all Dutch babies are born at home with midwives in attendance, and Holland's maternal and infant mortality rates are far lower than in the United States..." [19] The United States needs to return to a model of midwives as the default maternity care providers, reserving the surgical specialists for the highest-risk patients. We need to educate pregnant women so that they understand that the choices they make about drugs during labor affect their baby, just like the choices they make about drugs during pregnancy. We need to offer women realistic pain relief alternatives to dangerous pharmaceuticals; warm water immersion during labor provides risk-free pain relief that many women find as satisfactory as an epidural. (Mothers who are uncomfortable with the idea of waterbirth can easily leave the tub to give birth "on land", while still deriving tremendous comfort and safety benefits of laboring in water.) Hospitals need to develop new routines that protect mother-baby bonding and the breastfeeding relationship as if they are a matter of life and death, because they are.

Obstetricians would do well to practice according to the wisdom contained in the phrase, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." This means supporting healthy women with normal pregnancies in birthing at home if they choose and encouraging women planning hospital births to work with them to minimize interventions that turn normal births into risky medical procedures.

[For references, see gentlebirth.org/original or e-mail midwife@gentlebirth.org]

_______________________________
Ronnie Falcao, LM MS, is a homebirth midwife in Mountain View, California. 650-961-9728


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2) Neonatal Resuscitation Textbook from the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics, p. 7-3, "Narcotics given to the mother to relieve pain associated with labor commonly inhibit respiratory drive and activity in the newborn."

3) Neonatal Resuscitation Textbook from the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics, p. 7-3, "In such cases, administration of naloxone (a narcotic antagonist) to the newborn will reverse the effect of narcotics on the baby."

4) A comparison of the hemodynamic effects of paracervical block and epidural anesthesia for labor analgesia.
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6) http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/healthDis.html

7) http://www.cdc.gov/washington/overview/patntsaf.htm

8) A 38-year-old woman with fetal loss and hysterectomy.
Sachs BP.
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http://www.boston.com/business/healthcare/articles/2005/08/17/a_babys_death_prompts_reforms_in_care/
http://www.medpagetoday.com/OBGYN/Pregnancy/tb/1559
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9) Time of birth and the risk of neonatal death.
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10) Neonatal transitional physiology: a new paradigm.
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12) MISSING

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14) THERMAL PROTECTION OF THE NEWBORN: A SUMMARY GUIDE from the WHO

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16) Breastfeeding and the risk of postneonatal death in the United States.
Chen A, Rogan WJ.
Pediatrics. 2004 May;113(5):e435-9.

There's a newish book, "Impact of Birthing Practices on Breastfeeding" by Mary Kroeger

17) This statement is a summary of a number of different books, papers, etc. The two key books for someone interested in this topic are:
"The Magical Child" by Joseph Chilton Pierce
"The Scientification of Love" by Michel Odent, MD
There's a group of psychiatrists dedicated to the topic:
Association for Pre- & Perinatal Psychology and Health
http://www.birthpsychology.com/
Summary of key points:
http://www.birthpsychology.com/violence/odent1.html
http://www.birthpsychology.com/primalhealth/primal6.html
This last article contains numerous additional research references.

18) Who is responsible for the rising caesarean section rate?
Usha Kiran TS, Jayawickrama NS.
J Obstet Gynaecol. 2002 Jul;22(4):363-5.

http://forums.obgyn.net/forums/ob-gyn-l/OBGYNL.0006/0219.html

Phelan, J. P. (1996, Nov.). Rendering unto Caesar cesarean decisions. OBG Management.

Cesareans: Are they really a safe option? by Henci Goer

Bruce Flamm: "I have heard some doctors say that all women should have babies by C-section, that vaginal births are archaic. " from Are Women Having Too Many C-sections?

19) Midwives Still Hassled by Medical Establishment," Caroline Hall Otis, Utne Reader, Nov./Dec. 1990, pp. 32-34

ITALY OFFERS €800 REWARD FOR HOME BIRTH



Source Article:
Lazio offers €800 reward for home births
http://www.thelocal.it/20140512/lazio-offers-800-reward-for-home-births

The president of Rome's Lazio region has signed a decree to pay €800 to mothers who choose to give birth at home, rather than go to hospital, Italian media reported on Sunday.

Lazio President Nicola Zingaretti signed the administrative order setting the figure during the past few days, La Repubblica reported.

The new decree paves the way for families in Lazio to receive a €800 reimbursement for a home birth, although not without certain criteria being met.

Mothers can only benefit from the deal with a gynecologist’s not stating that she will be able to give birth without the risk of complications, La Repubblica said.

The idea to reward women who choose to give birth at home, rather than take up a hospital bed, was first proposed in 2011. But without a fixed sum the measure proved ineffective, the newspaper reported.

Lazio authorities have received just ten requests for the reimbursement in recent months, although this figure could jump now that the figure has been established.

The move should ease the pressure on the region’s maternity wards, at a time when hospitals across Italy are readying themselves for budget cuts.

Last month a draft document proposed slashing the national health budget by €868 million this year and €1.5 billion in 2015, as Prime Minister Matteo Renzi grapples to reduce Italy’s budget deficit, ANSA news agency reported at the time.

Recent figures show that there were 534,186 births in Italy in 2012, a drop of 12,000 on the previous year. The number of babies born to foreign parents in the country is however on the rise, with 80,000 recorded in 2012.

TAKE OFF THAT NEWBORN HAT!



Source Article:
Take it Off: Why You Should Drop Your Newborn’s Hat
http://modernalternativepregnancy.com/2013/09/06/take-it-off-why-you-should-drop-your-newborns-hat/#.VHZ_odwS2sO

Little pink and blue striped stocking caps have become tradition for our babies. We assume they keep our babies warm, but have you ever questioned if they’re really effective (hint: they’re not)? In fact, those little caps could do more harm than good – here’s why.

Baby Smell and Bonding

Newborn babies have a wonderful, almost intoxicating smell. If you’ve had a baby, you know what I’m talking about. If you’re expecting your first, you’ll soon know that joy :) This smell isn’t just to make you sigh happily, however. It has an important biological function and it makes a strong case for taking the hat off your newborn.

Mothers and babies are wired by nature to recognize each other’s smell. Your baby can recognize you on scent alone, and you can recognize your newborn on scent alone. These smells cause the two of you to bond strongly, right away. Nuzzling into your baby’s head feels natural because it’s essential to bonding and breastfeeding. Opt to be skin-to-skin with your baby, with no hat between you. You want to smell your baby, not fabric.

A Safe Third Stage

The smell of your new baby’s head isn’t just important for bonding, it’s important for your safety and baby’s well-being. The olfactory system expects certain cues right after your baby is born – these cues are supplied by the smell of your baby’s head as you snuggle with him or her after birth (it’s an even stronger cue than breastfeeding).

This trigger to your olfactory system (and limbic system) cues a massive rush of oxytocin, the “mothering hormone.” Oxytocin causes your uterus to contract, which shears the placenta from the wall of the uterus and forces an instant constriction of the blood vessels that were running to the placenta. This means a safe, effective third stage of labor for you (Odent, 2013).

This oxytocin high is also important for your mental well-being and for your baby. Your high levels of oxytocin increase your baby’s levels of oxytocin (in fact, they increase the oxytocin levels of everyone in the room!), which causes a stronger bond. It’s what’s responsible for the euphoria felt after natural childbirth – nature’s built-in safety and reward system. It’s triggered by snuggling and smelling your baby with no hat in the way.

Keeping Baby Cozy

Studies done decades ago proved conclusively that stocking caps do not help keep baby heads warm (Coles, 1979; McCall, 2010). They’re just ineffective. In fact, studies also show that the belief “we lose most of our heat through our heads” is also false (Pretorius, 2006). Hats on newborns may actually cause their heads to overheat. So how do we keep our newborn babies warm? Nature has the answer, and NICU units around the world already use it: you keep your baby warm.

That’s right, your body keeps your baby’s body at the correct temperature. It was designed to. In fact, you not only keep your baby’s temperature regulated, you also regulate your baby’s breathing pattern, heart rate, and even blood sugar levels (Ludington-Hoe, 2006). All of that magic happens when your baby is skin-to-skin with you and your body adjusts your temperature to keep your baby at the perfect temperature. NICU units call it “kangaroo care” – it works with preemies and full-term babies.

Keep your newborn skin-to-skin on your chest. A blanket can go over both of you to keep you cozy, and no hat needs to come between you and that powerful, precious baby smell.

Sources

Odent, Michel. “Preventing Postpartum Haemorrhage.” Midwifery Today. Spring 2013: 18-19.

E C Coles, H B Valman Br Med J. 1979 September 22; 2(6192): 734–735.

McCall EM, Alderdice F, Halliday HL, Jenkins JG, Vohra S. Interventions to prevent hypothermia at birth in preterm and/or low birthweight infants. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD004210. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004210.pub4

Thea Pretorius, Gerald K. Bristow, Alan M. Steinman, and Gordon G. Giesbrecht
Thermal effects of whole head submersion in cold water on nonshivering humans
J Appl Physiol August 2006 101:669-675; published ahead of print April 13, 2006, doi:10.1152/japplphysiol.01241.2005

Ludington-Hoe SM, Lewis T, Morgan K, Cong X, Anderson L, Reese S.
J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2006 Mar-Apr;35(2):223-31.

Monday, November 24, 2014

SURGICAL MUTILATION AND MIND CONTROL - DOCTORS WILL "CUT THE RISK OF OVARIAN CANCER" BY REMOVING HEALTHY FALLOPIAN TUBES



Friends - this is the kind of insidious psychosis you can only find amongst the satanic illuminati. What follows is a description of a diabolical obstetrical plan to mutilate and sterilize mass numbers of women under the guise of "protecting" them. But The Truth is, the dark forces are intending to use surgical mutilation as a form of social control. Kerth Barker, who is a survivor of satanic ritual abuse and the author of several books including Angelic Defenders and Demonic Abusers, has shared:
"...What you have to understand is that all of this relates to a plan to create an apocalypse. The Illuminati has a depopulation agenda. They plan to kill off most of the people on the planet so that only half a billion people remain. This isn't to be done to save the environment, they want to do it to turn the planet into a giant Satanic prison.

In order to push forward their massive depopulation agenda, they need to have complete control over their own Illuminati members. And even in the Illuminati system, most members would not necessarily cooperate with the massive genocide that is being planned. Although Illuminati mind control is pretty sophisticated, it does have certain limits. Persons who have been subjected to Monarch mind control may be used as sex slaves, assassins or even entertainment performers. But none of those things require great intellectual skill. It turns out that computer programmers and social organizers don't do well when subjected to this type of trauma-based mind control. So the problem that the Committee faces is how they can have complete control over their intellectual human resources.

The solution that they've come up with is to combine surgical mutilation with certain forms of indoctrination. What they believe is that when surgical mutilation is combined with indoctrination, such persons can retain their intellectual capacity while becoming completely submissive to their masters. What Illuminati psychiatrists believe is that when a person is subjected to extreme surgical mutilation, this creates a permanent feeling of powerlessness. So when such a person is then subjected to indoctrination, that person will accept the indoctrination more willingly..."
Keeping this information in mind, we can easily discern what the real agenda is behind the idea to remove women's healthy reproductive organs. Remember -- the removal of any organ will alter the entire system. Every part of the body is interdependent and interconnected. For true health and well-being, we need ALL our body parts. While it may be necessary in some cases to remove an organ if the organ is diseased, the fact that medical professionals are now promotig the idea of removing healthy reproductive organs from healthy women is a sign of diabolical medical insanity.

Below you will find an article about their intentions as well as some information about long-term problems after this type of surgery.

Also note -- even Disney is now promoting the normalization of surgical mutilation through images like these...


'Disney Princesses' Show Off Breast Cancer Scars in Artist's New Work
Photo Credit: https://www.yahoo.com/health/disney-princesses-show-off-breast-cancer-scars-in-101856171237.html



Source Article:
Doctors explain how they will cut the risk of ovarian cancer
http://yournewswire.com/doctors-explain-how-they-will-cut-the-risk-of-ovarian-cancer/

Specialists at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists are calling for national guidelines to protect women by removal of the fallopian tubes.

Women who have completed their family should be offered the chance to have their fallopian tubes removed to cut risk of ovarian cancer

The Mail Online reports: the impact could be huge – reducing the risk of the most serious type of ovarian cancer by almost two-thirds for women in their 40s and 50s, it is claimed.

Ovarian cancer affects almost 7,000 women a year, and kills more than 4,000, often because it has spread with few or no obvious symptoms before diagnosis.

Specialists at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists are now calling for national guidelines to protect women by removal of the fallopian tubes, where ovarian cancer starts in more than 70 per cent of cases.

Women at high risk of the disease because they have a BRCA 1 genetic mutation are already advised to have both their fallopian tubes and their ovaries removed as a preventive measure.

But around two-thirds of women who develop ovarian cancer are deemed ‘low risk’ with no family history.

These women become increasingly likely to develop the disease, because it is most common around the age of 60. So removing the fallopian tubes when they have completed their families, probably in their 40s and 50s, could protect the vast majority.

The ovaries would be left intact because their removal would trigger an early menopause but offer no further protection.

Dr Ian Harley, of the Northern Ireland Regional Oncology Centre in Belfast, and lead-author of the paper, said: ‘Being pro-active and if the opportunity arises among women who have completed their families, removal of the fallopian tubes could help reduce the incidence of ovarian cancer.

‘Removal of the fallopian tubes during surgery for other conditions carries minimal additional surgical risk to the patient.’

He said some gynaecologists already suggest this course of action to women who are going to have a hysterectomy, or other gynaecological operations, to be performed at the same time.

In future, women could be offered the chance to have their fallopian tubes removed when they were, for example, having their gall-bladder out. Dr Harley said: ‘Much evidence supports the theory that ovarian high-grade serous carcinomas arise from the fallopian tube and we now know much more about the genetic makeup.

‘There has been little improvement in survival from this cancer, which is the leading cause of death from gynaecological cancers among women in the UK.’

He said more evidence is needed from ongoing trials but results so far suggest the risk of developing ovarian cancer would be cut by at least 60 per cent in women with no family history.

The latest evidence is presented in a new Scientific Impact Paper published today by the RCOG’s scientific advisory committee.

The aim is to use the paper as the basis for new guidelines to be drawn up by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice), or the RCOG, to make the practice more accepted, Dr Harley said. It is already being used widely in British Columbia, Canada, he added.

Dr Sadaf Ghaem-Maghami, chairman of the RCOG’s scientific advisory committee, said: ‘Ovarian cancer affects more than 6,500 women in the UK each year and is the fifth most common cancer among women.

‘The identification of the fallopian tube as the origin of high-grade pelvic serous carcinomas has the potential to have significant clinical impact on the reduction of mortality associated with ovarian cancer.’
Here are some of the known problems women experience after this type of surgery:
Fertility Issues

The fallopian tubes are an important part of a woman’s reproductive system, and removal often has serious ramifications on fertility. The tubes connect the ovaries, where the eggs are produced, to the uterus. When they are gone, eggs have no way of getting to the uterus, which means that they have no way of meeting a sperm, getting fertilized, and implanting. Surgery removing both tubes renders a woman completely infertile. Taking one diminishes her chances to become pregnant naturally, but still leaves the possibility open. As long as a woman still has a healthy uterus she may be able to conceive through in vitro fertilization, but this can be costly and invasive.

In some cases, though, partial tube removal can actually help natural conception. This is usually the case when cysts, scar tissue, or other growths are blocking a portion of the tube, making it difficult or impossible for eggs to get past. In these procedures surgeons remove the damaged or defective portions, but then reconnect the tissues; the result is a shorter, but functional, tube.

Hormone Imbalance

Total tube removal often includes the ovaries, since the two are connected. When a woman loses her ovaries she also loses a major hormone regulator, and as a result she is likely to experience mood swings and wild fluctuations in her hormone levels, at least at first. The removal of both ovaries usually triggers menopause regardless of the patient’s age. Menopause is basically the body’s way of shutting down its reproductive functions, but the change is often accompanied by surges and drops in estrogen, testosterone, and other sex hormones.

Osteoporosis and Heart Concerns

A sudden loss of estrogen has been connected to a heightened risk for heart disease, which is something women who are thinking about elective tube removal should consider. Post-menopausal women are also usually at a higher risk for osteoporosis, or bone weakening. Both of these risks can be lessened with certain medications, supplements, and exercises, but they can mean lifestyle changes for patients.
- Source: What Are the Pros and Cons of Fallopian Tube Removal?


Saturday, November 22, 2014

ON THE 51st ANNIVERSARY OF JFK's DEATH, THE TRUTH MUST BE MADE KNOWN



Today is the 51st anniversary of the murder of John F. Kennedy. Nobody who was alive at that time will ever forget where they were when they learned he had been killed, or the grief that permeated this country once it became clear that something extremely evil and sinister was at large. Indeed, it has taken me 50+ years to begin to understand who and what is behind the degradation of American morals, American standards, and the health and well-being of the American people (as well as the piece/peace of Earth we occupy). Indeed, it has not been easy for me to come to grips with this understanding. Nevertheless, I must share what I now KNOW to be the absolute Truth. There is a conspiracy by those who call themselves jews -- and the conspiracy is immense, it is well-orchestrated, and they believe themselves invincible. They seek to destroy everything that the Creator has brought forth, and indeed, they want to destroy the very essence of the human soul. Although these entities hide behind the mask of judaism, it is luciferianism that is their true game. And these not-so-human "people" are, indeed a race. They have been created by the very same entity who has opposed God for eons. Their very reason for existence is to destroy us and our beautiful planet.

I realize many people will be appalled by what I have just shared but nevertheless, I am convinced of the accuracy of what I am saying and ask you all to please do your own research to uncover why those calling themselves jews have been kicked out of more than 100 countries -- and what has become of those countries that (like the U.S.) have welcomed them with open arms. This is a spiritual war, my friends, and we had better get hip to their game before we all end up dead.

For more information about this, I invite you to read the following 1976 interview with Howard Rosenthal, who was the Administrative Assistant to NY Senator Jacob Javits at the time. Mr. Rosenthal did not hide his contempt for the "gentiles," nor did he shy away from talking about the extent of the jewish conspiracy against non-jews. He was promptly murdered after this interview, probably for revealing too much. But he did not die before telling the world... "We ARE god's chosen people . . . Most Jews do not like to admit it, but our god is Lucifer—so I wasn't lying—and we are his chosen people. Lucifer is very much alive."

Also, below you find an excerpt from Kerth Barker's book entitled "Cannibalism, Blood Drinking and High Adept Satanism" in which he describes a luciferian ritual he attended just prior to the murder of JFK. According to Kerth, JFK was occultically killed on October 29, 1963 by a group of luciferians -- just a few weeks prior to the actual murder. These are the type of forces we are up against folks. Isn't it time we paid more attention?


Excerpt from http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/tyranny1.htm and http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/tyranny2.htm#The%20Hidden%20Tyranny
"...R. No, you gentiles—all of you are our enemies. When I was a little boy, just a kid, very young, we were taught very wisely. Many centuries ago when the Jews were persecuted in almost every country and driven out of so many countries—some of the governments, I cannot remember exactly whether it was the government of France or Spain. Anyway, the government demanded that the Jews must become Christians or be expelled from the country.

W. Yes, I recall reading of this many times.

R. Was it France or Spain.

W. Possibly both but I vividly remember the story of Queen Isabella of Spain —how patient she was with the Jews—always giving them the benefit of doubt—until such time as her eyes were opened completely to the deceptions of the Jews. But please go on.

R. Anyway, the Jews at that time had a very wise Rabbi leader, a world leader, and his advice was respected throughout the world. He said that the Jews must pretend to become Christians and bide their time and make real sacrifices if necessary. We have always been ready to sacrifice a few thousand Jews in exchange for world leadership. (This was the plan of the Jews who instigated WW II. Some Jews were sacrificed so that the "persecution" propaganda could continue.) It is a small price and there is nothing wrong with that. I was taught that we Jews must become lawyers so we could control and strangle the courts, and even the judges, unless they were Jews. We should become doctors and teachers and leaders in all the churches—and this goal has almost been fully accomplished.

I said it before and I'll say it now—that we will have complete, I say complete control, throughout the entire world possibly before I die. We are very successful in keeping you gentiles confused. We create confusion. (The word Babylon in Hebrew is Babel> and means >confusion. The Jews are masters at confusion because they are the ringleaders of the system known as "Mystery Babylon"). You're not stupid White. You know that the Jews are successful because of our unity. We die for one another if necessary. We generously finance our own, so it is understandable how we govern not only in this country. We direct American foreign affairs. We are the super government of the world. Is that enough?

W. Go on. I find what you are saying most interesting. Please go on.

R. We are the most powerful international body of people in the world! Do you believe that?

W. You speak with such confidence that I . . .

Mr. R. interrupted—We can destroy any country's economy without their even being aware of it—if we want to. I think this is what you want to hear. (Most Americans are totally unaware that by the Federal Reserve system their money has been stolen and the economy debauched).

W. I'm expecting you to be truthful with me Mr. Rosenthal.

R. Well, it's true. We're smart—we are powerful and at the proper time we will mix up your gentile women with the Blacks and in 50 years you'll be all mixed up. Niggers love to s---w your white women and we encourage it by using them to our advantage.

W. I recall your saying that the Blacks serve a purpose.

R. Yes, we will use them to a great advantage. (It was primarily by Jewish merchant ships and Jewish-run slave auctions that the blacks got to America).

W. And try to destroy them after you have used them I presume?

R. If necessary. Yes! You and I know they're inferior people, a dumb race, but can be useful with the use of money. I mean real big money. Niggers will do anything for money. So, when the time comes—and you might even live to see it—we will have that complete control while you stupid Christians are waiting for your Christ, the impostor, to return as your savior.

W. You sound bitter.

R. Not at all. Why should I be bitter? We are on top!!

W. And when this whole sordid story becomes known, the result will be an aroused citizenry—an angry citizenry who will want to destroy you.

R. How? I ask you how? YOU can't reach the people. We have it all under such control that no one—no one or no-body can people unless it is done through our media control. (Who has ahd control of the mass media in the 20th century?—Chairman of ABC pp Leonard Goldenson, President of CBS—James H. Rosenfield, Chairman of RCS—David Sarnoff, Chief Executive of NBC—Fred Silverman, President of PBS—Lawrence Grossman, Chairman of Time—Arthur Heiskell, Editor of US News & World Report—Marvin Stone, Chief Executive of Dow Jones—Warren H. Phillips, Editor of Newsweek—Lester Bernstein, President of TV Guide—Walter Annenberg, President of New York Times—Sulzberger family, TV program producer—Norman Lear—these and more all are Jews!!) We have it sewed up!! We have infected your churches completely and we now control the school system in the United States. It is a reality that we have complete control of organized Christianity. Almost anywhere—completely....

Dear reader—after the tape machine had been turned off, I accused Harold Rosenthal of not living up to our agreement in replying truthfully to my question as to the Jews being God's Chosen people. He replied:

"We are god's chosen people . . . Most Jews do not like to admit it, but our god is Lucifer—so I wasn't lying—and we are his chosen people. Lucifer is very much alive."



Why The Jews Killed John F. Kennedy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xu-7L-ky0A





Below you will find an excerpt from Kerth Barker's second book that describes a satanic ritual he attended as a child. This ritual -- which was being duplicated by satanists in various locations around the world -- was being held for the express purpose of programming the matrix in preparation for the murder of JFK. The satanists conjured up the thought to ritualistically murder JFK, and with the help of their other-worldly demonic assistants, they carried out their satanic ritual with great precision and finesse. They then mind-controlled the masses to believe Kennedy was killed by a lone, crazed gunmen -- in the same way they mind-controlled the masses to believe that 9-11 was the result of an Arab attack against the US.

Watch this video to see the television mind-control immediately after JFK's murder.


Creepy! First TV Commercial Shown after JFK Assassination
http://youtu.be/G1RZO29hsb0


It's all smoke and mirrors my friends, brilliantly orchestrated by masters of illusion who use sleight of hand and media manipulation to control people's minds.

Please read Kerth Barker's books, which you can find here and help lift the veil on this evil regime. It is time for their satanic system to collapse.

Excerpt from Cannibalism, Blood Drinking and High Adept Satanism, by Kerth Barker.

"When I was nine years old, I was taken to an event while I was in the mode of being Kathy. This was at the home of a wealthy Luciferian woman, I think that it may have been Bob’s mother. There were dozens of Luciferians there. Everyone was wearing masks except for me and two other children. I was wearing a black girl’s dress and slippers. The other children were dressed in black, and so was everyone else. I remember that we were all dressed in black, as if we were attending a funeral.

We gathered in the living room of this mansion. We sat in chairs in a big circle. I may have been slightly drugged at that time because I felt tired. The other children acted sedated as well. But I was awake and so were they.

We had been told we were going to witness an event of great power and importance. At one end of the room was a picture of then President Kennedy. Surrounding his picture was a funeral wreath. All this took place in late October or early November in 1963.

Throughout the duration of this event, the song Old Black Magic was played over and over again.

It’s that song that starts with these lyrics, “That Old Black Magic has me in its spell, that Old Black Magic that you weave so well.”

This Luciferian event went on for about forty minutes. There were several things going on at the same time. A woman was reading something in a foreign language from a scroll. She read it over and over in a somber voice.

Meanwhile, the adults were chanting something that sounded like, “el-lik ton el-lahs uo-hot.”

I think that they were chanting “Thou shall not kill,” backwards. Whatever it was, this chant had been played on a tape recorder for a while, and then they began to mimic what they heard on the tape recorder. They just chanted this in a somber voice over and over. Everyone seemed very serious.

So these three things were going on at once: a woman repeatedly reading something out loud in a language I didn’t understand, dozens of people chanting “Thou shall not kill,” backwards over and over and a recording of the song Old Black Magic playing over and over.

When I was a child, I didn’t understand the event at all really. But it wasn’t too long after that when JFK was killed. And I remember that when I heard the news of his death, I didn’t feel surprised at all. Everyone else was shocked, but to me it felt as if it had already happened earlier.

When my family talked about the assassination over dinner that night, I remember that I said, “I thought he died weeks ago.”
My family got angry at me for saying that, and so I tried to put the whole thing out of my mind. At that time in my life that was the only way which I could deal with the ritual abuse: I just blocked it out.

Now, when I think of the film which shows President Kennedy’s execution, I automatically hear the Old Black Magic song as if it were a soundtrack.

When I think of Kennedy’s head exploding from the bullet and his body falling, I hear the words from that song, “down and down I go, ‘round and ‘round I go.”

What I have come to realize now, many years later, was that the woman reading from the scroll in a foreign language was a High-Adept Satanist. She was programming the minds of the people there to visualize and psychically cause the death of President Kennedy. Every time they were chanting “Thou shall not kill,” backwards, they were psychically involving themselves in his murder. And throughout the playing of the popular song, Old Black Magic, the High-Adept Psychic was programming the minds of the general public to accept this event.

As a nine-year-old child I didn’t understand what I was witnessing that day, but I do remember that Bob told me that meetings similar to the one we attended were being held at exactly the same time in other cities around the country and around the world. And I would not be surprised to learn that these ritualistic events were mirrored by demonic events on other worlds..."

More here:
THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC: LUCIFERIAN SPELLS AND THE JFK ASSASSINATION -- PREDICTIVE PROGRAMMING COURTESY OF HIGH ADEPT SATANISTS
http://birthofanewearth.blogspot.com/2014/08/that-old-black-magic-luciferian-spells.html

ISRAELI SYNAGOGUE ATTACK ANOTHER FALSE FLAG

Dear Readers - This is a shortened version of a blog I posted yesterday about the Israeli synagogue false flag attack. If you would like to read the extended version, which includes a possible suggestion about what they are planning to do next, you can find it here: http://birthofanewearth.blogspot.com/2014/11/israeli-synagogue-attack-another-false.html




"When asked how a nation could be captured without their knowing it, Mr. Rosenthal attributed this victory to absolute control of the media. He boasted of Jewish control of all the Media... Any newspaper which refused to acquiesce to controlled news was brought to its knees by withdrawing advertising. Failing in this, the Jews stop the supply of news print and ink. "It's a very simple matter," he stated."
"We control every media of expression including newspapers, magazines, radio and television. Even your music! We censor the song released for publication long before they reach the publishers. Before long we will have complete control of your thinking."
"At first, by controlling the banking system we were able to control corporation capital. Through this, we acquired total monopoly of the movie industry, the radio networks and the newly developing television media. The printing industry, newspapers, periodicals and technical journals had already fallen into our hands. The richest plum was later to come when we took over the publication of all school materials. Through these vehicles we could mold public opinion to suit our own purposes. The people are only stupid pigs that grunt and squeal the chants we give them, whether they be truth or lies."
-- Harold Wallace Rosenthal, Administrative Assistant to NY Senator Jacob Javits, in a 1976 interview with Walter White, Jr.

Dear Friends -- I woke up yesterday morning to see a newspaper lying on the kitchen table with the front page proclaiming that five people were slain in an Israeli synagogue after a so-called "Palestinian attack." Some members of the media said that four people were killed, others said five, so it seems that there was some confusion early on (or that they were not able to get their story straight right from the beginning). This immediately made me wonder about the authenticity of the event and I began to ask myself several questions...


QUESTION 1 - HOW MANY JEWS DID YOU SAY WERE KILLED DURING THIS INCIDENT?
"4 Israelis killed in synagogue attack, Prime Minister vows to respond with ‘heavy hand’"
Source: 4 Israelis killed in synagogue attack, Prime Minister vows to respond with ‘heavy hand’
"Five killed in terror attack on Jerusalem synagogue"
Source: Five killed in terror attack on Jerusalem synagogue


QUESTION 2 - HOW MANY JEWS DID YOU SAY WERE ACTUALLY IN THE SYNAGOGUE DURING THE ALLEGED ATTACK?
"...Six others were wounded during the attack in the Har Nof area of West Jerusalem including two responding police officers, Rosenfeld said. He said the attack took place around 7:15 a.m. while about 10 people were worshiping in the synagogue..."
Source: 4 Israelis killed in synagogue attack, Prime Minister vows to respond with ‘heavy hand’

"About 25 people were praying in a synagogue when the Palestinians burst inside screaming “God is great!” in Arabic and began killing."
Source: 3 American rabbis among 5 killed in Jerusalem synagogue rampage as cycle of violence intensifies

"...The latest example of such an action came at 7 a.m. Tuesday, when two Palestinian men entered a synagogue in an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood, where about 30 worshipers in shawls were conducting their morning prayers..."
Source: Shattered glass, lifeless bodies: Five dead in Jerusalem synagogue attack

"...The violence reached a new turning point Tuesday when two Palestinian attackers burst into a crowded synagogue during morning prayers..."
Source: Divided Jerusalem: Attacks put holy city on edge



QUESTION 3 - HOW MANY ADDITIONAL PEOPLE DID YOU SAY WERE WOUNDED?
Five others were wounded.”
Source Article: Israel Vows Harsh Response to Synagogue Attack

Six others were wounded during the attack in the Har Nof area of West Jerusalem including two responding police officers, Rosenfeld said. He said the attack took place around 7:15 a.m. while about 10 people were worshiping in the synagogue.”
Source: 4 Israelis killed in synagogue attack, Prime Minister vows to respond with ‘heavy hand’

Seven others were wounded, including three who were seriously hurt, according to the Foreign Ministry.”
Source: Shattered glass, lifeless bodies: Five dead in Jerusalem synagogue attack

“Two Palestinian terrorists broke into a Synagogue in Jerusalem Tuesday morning wielding guns, knives and a meat cleaver, killing at least four worshipers, wounding at least eight, four of which are in critical or serious condition…”
Source: Terror in Jerusalem Synagogue Terrorists Three of the Four Slaughtered Were Americans

At least a dozen other worshippers were injured, several of them seriously.”
Source: Fifth person dies in attack on Jerusalem synagogue




QUESTION 4 - WERE THE ALLEGED VICTIMS RABBIS OR NOT?
"...The U.S.-born victims were identified as Moshe Twersky, 59, Aryeh Kupinsky, 43, and Kalman Levine, 55. The Israeli Foreign Ministry said the British man was Avraham Goldberg, 68, who immigrated to Israel in 1993.

It described the four as "rabbis," an honorific title in the ultra-Orthodox world given to men who are considered pious and learned. Twersky, a native of Boston, was the head of the Toras Moshe Yeshiva, a seminary for English-speaking students. He was the son of Rabbi Isador Twersky, founder of Harvard University's Center for Jewish Studies, and a grandson Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, a luminary in the world of modern Orthodox Jewry..."

Source: Israel Vows Harsh Response to Synagogue Attack

"...According to the police, local news reports and the State Department, the other two Americans who were killed were Kalman Levine, 55, a rabbi originally from Kansas City, and Aryeh Kupinsky, 43. The Israeli Foreign Ministry initially said that Kupinsky, too, was a rabbi, but people who knew him said he was not. The fourth man who was killed was Rabbi Avraham Shmuel Goldberg, 68, a British-born father of six."
Source: Fifth person dies in attack on Jerusalem synagogue

"The Israeli Foreign Ministry referred to the men as rabbis. Rabbi can mean someone who studies, learns or teaches Jewish scriptures or law. It can also mean a religious leader or someone who leads a congregation."
Source: Shattered glass, lifeless bodies: Five dead in Jerusalem synagogue attack

"Correction: November 18, 2014
An earlier version of this article referred incorrectly to the men killed in the synagogue, using information from the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Three of them were rabbis, not all four. The error was repeated in the headline."

Source: Israel Shaken by 5 Deaths in Synagogue Assault




QUESTION 5 - WHAT WEAPONS DID YOU SAY WERE USED BY THE ASSAILANTS TO KILL THE ALLEGED VICTIMS? IF A GUN WAS USED, HOW DID THE ASSAILANTS HANDLE A GUN WHILE ATTACKING EVERYONE WITH KNIVES, AXES, AND MEAT CLEAVERS? HOW MANY HANDS DID THESE ATTACKERS HAVE?
"They used axes and knives to attack the people" said one alleged eyewitness during this CNN interview."
Source: 'Grief and outrage' at Jerusalem synagogue slayings

“They used axes and knives to kill the people. They were killed, stabbed to death at the scene. Israeli police units who responded shot to death both of the terrorists. "
Source: 4 Israelis killed in synagogue attack, Prime Minister vows to respond with ‘heavy hand’

"I tried to escape. The man with the knife approached me. There was a chair and table between us ... my prayer shawl got caught. I left it there and escaped," a man who identified himself as Yossi, who was praying at the synagogue at the time of the attack, told Israeli Channel 2 TV. He declined to give his last name."
Source: Palestinians celebrate 'lone-wolf' attack on Jerusalem synagogue

"...Two knife- and axe-wielding Palestinian men broke into a Jerusalem synagogue Tuesday morning and killed four Israeli worshipers, Israeli police said..."
Source Article: 4 Israelis killed in synagogue attack, Prime Minister vows to respond with ‘heavy hand’

The Terrorists hacked off the arm of a worshiper wearing T'fillin
Source: Terror in Jerusalem Synagogue Terrorists Three of the Four Slaughtered Were Americans

NOTICE NOW HOW THE STORY BEGINS TO CHANGE. THEY PROBABLY NEEDED TO COME UP WITH AN EXPLANATION FOR THE ALLEGED FIFTH VICTIM (WHEN THEY HAD PREVIOUSLY REPORTED THERE WERE ONLY FOUR VICTIMS). THE WAY THEY COVERED THIS MISTAKE WAS TO SAY THAT A COP HAD BEEN SHOT AND LATER DIED IN HOSPITAL. BUT THEN THEY NEEDED TO ADD A HANDGUN INTO THE STORYLINE TO MAKE IT LOOK AS THOUGH THE ALLEGED ASSAILANTS SHOT THE COP. ALSO, THE MEAT CLEAVER MOTIF SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN ADDED LATER AS WELL.

"...A Jerusalem synagogue turned from a peaceful sanctuary to a house of horrors within moments Tuesday when two Palestinian cousins wielding a gun and butcher knives attacked during morning prayers, killing four rabbis and a policeman..."
Source: Shattered glass, lifeless bodies: Five dead in Jerusalem synagogue attack

"...The Orthodox Jewish men were facing east, to honor the Old City site where the ancient temples once stood, when two Palestinians armed with a gun, knives and axes burst into their synagogue Tuesday morning, shouting “God is great!” in Arabic..."
Source: Israel Shaken by 5 Deaths in Synagogue Assault

"...Four rabbis were killed Tuesday when Palestinian terrorists stormed the synagogue with meat cleavers and guns..."
Source: 3 American rabbis among 5 killed in Jerusalem synagogue rampage as cycle of violence intensifies

"...The attack during morning prayers in the west Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Nof was carried out by two Palestinian cousins wielding meat cleavers, knives and a handgun..."
Source: Israel Vows Harsh Response to Synagogue Attack

"Two Palestinian assailants entered the synagogue and rabbinical seminary in the Har Nof neighborhood of western Jerusalem and attacked worshippers on Tuesday with a gun, axes and knives..."
Source: Five killed in terror attack on Jerusalem synagogue

"They began attacking worshipers, stabbing them before opening fire," Israel's foreign ministry said..."
Source: Shattered glass, lifeless bodies: Five dead in Jerusalem synagogue attack





QUESTION 6 - CAN SOMEBODY PLEASE TELL US WHICH HOSPITAL THIS DESPERATELY WOUNDED CANADIAN JEW IS BEING HELD AT? I HAVE SEEN NO OTHER MENTION OF THIS MAN OR HIS STATUS EXCEPT FOR THIS ONE ARTICLE -- BUT I DO SO APPRECIATE THE JEW WITH THE BABY IMAGE. IT HAS A NICE EFFECT DOESN'T IT?

"Canadian Howie Rothman, 53, is in a coma after he was struck in the head with a meat cleaver during the attack" reports the NY Daily News
Source: 3 American rabbis among 5 killed in Jerusalem synagogue rampage as cycle of violence intensifies




QUESTION 7 - WHERE ARE THE PICTURES OF THE DEAD JEWS? THE MEDIA DESCRIBE HORRIFIC VIOLENCE, YET THE PHOTOS SEEM TO BE WHOLLY STAGED!!!



Here they appear to be carrying an empty stretcher


Source: Fifth person dies in attack on Jerusalem synagogue








Here we have another empty stretcher outside near an ambulance and people standing around looking as if they are waiting for the next cue as to how to behave


Source: 'Grief and outrage' at Jerusalem synagogue slayings










Here there is someone on a stretcher, but no blood, no ripped clothes from allegedly being hacked with a meat cleaver, no frantic-looking people trying to rush the victim to help, and the image is intentionally blurry


Source: Israel Vows Harsh Response to Synagogue Attack









Here we have some alleged blood on the floor in what appears to be a hallway. Do jews customarily gather in hallways for their worship?


Source: Shattered glass, lifeless bodies: Five dead in Jerusalem synagogue attack









Again, in another image -- this one produced by Fox News -- we see blood on the floor in what appears to be a hallway, although this hallway is not the same hallway as in the last photo as it is much wider and has round pillars. Is this supposed to indicate that dead and wounded people were dragged through halls? If so, by whom? And why? And why do we not see any dead bodies?


Source: Palestinians celebrate 'lone-wolf' attack on Jerusalem synagogue









Here is more alleged blood in what appears to be a completely different location from that shown in the last picture and again, there are no bodies. Do jews typically worship in very small rooms? Is this a library? How did the assailants get by all the other "worshipers" and make it to that isolated corner of a room to kill someone?


Source: Shattered glass, lifeless bodies: Five dead in Jerusalem synagogue attack











Here we move to yet another location where we find a barely noticeable trace of alleged blood dripping off a table. Not sure why CNN felt compelled to put this scene in their video, but I suspect it has something to do with the black plastic rope.


Source: Shattered glass, lifeless bodies: Five dead in Jerusalem synagogue attack










In this picture, CNN tries to justify the ridiculous title of their article, which starts with the words "Shattered Glass." Here we see that the "shattered glass" is nothing but a broken pair of glasses. But that black plastic rope seems to be significant, as we shall see.


Source: Shattered glass, lifeless bodies: Five dead in Jerusalem synagogue attack







Here is that long black rope again. What is the significance of the black plastic rope wrapped around this person's arm? Is this a scene from a sado-masochistic movie? What is that black box device sitting in the middle of his/her arm? Also, please note that we see what appears to be blood, but no wounds on the "victim." Where has that blood come from? And why is it only on the upper part of the body? Why is this person's hand stained yellow? What exactly happened here?


Source: 3 American rabbis among 5 killed in Jerusalem synagogue rampage as cycle of violence intensifies







Here is another bizarre picture, apparently of the same person with the black plastic rope wrapped around their arm. Notice the blood around the arm appears different than it did in the last photo. Notice also the crucifixion pose of the "victim", which we will see again in the next picture.


Source: Terror in Jerusalem Synagogue Terrorists Three of the Four Slaughtered Were Americans







Here is a picture of the alleged dead Palestinian attackers, one of whom is lying on the ground in crucifixion pose. Here we see a cameraman in hazmat clothing while everyone else is dressed normally. What is up with the hazmat clothing?


Source: 3 American rabbis among 5 killed in Jerusalem synagogue rampage as cycle of violence intensifies








Here is another classic false flag pic. Notice there appears to be no wounds from which the blood is coming and that there is only one small area of blood on the steps down which this ostensibly profusely bleeding man has just come. Notice also that there is no body next to the car toward which this man is running, although in the next image, we will see a ridiculous attempt to convince us that a person's body has somehow ended up in that very place without anything being staged.


Source: 3 American rabbis among 5 killed in Jerusalem synagogue rampage as cycle of violence intensifies







I mean, you have to freaking laugh! Does this look staged or what? Why is this man in his underwear? How is it possible that he could have fallen in that exact position -- so close to the car and with the fake wound on his leg in perfect position for the camera? How did that meat cleaver get there? And why is there no blood coming from the allegedly fresh wound on his leg? Why does the wound appear old or fake? I thought the assailants were shot to death. How did this man end up with a wound that looks like this? Do you know of any gun that would cause this type of wound?


Source: 3 American rabbis among 5 killed in Jerusalem synagogue rampage as cycle of violence intensifies




Here the extremely biased and jewish-owned New York Daily News tries to explain why they are showing a picture of a man in his underwear lying in the street next to a bloody meat cleaver.
"...In the aftermath, the Palestinians were stripped down to their underwear to make sure they didn’t have bombs on their bodies.

For a time, they lay on the sidewalk beside their bloody cleavers while paramedics tended to the five worshippers who survived the attack..."

Source: 3 American rabbis among 5 killed in Jerusalem synagogue rampage as cycle of violence intensifies





And here -- the cameraman is at the helm, photographing the fake scene -- dressed in that silly hazmat suit or protective gear of some kind. Notice the other people in the photo calmly standing around and talking, as if nothing major is actually happening.


Source: 3 American rabbis among 5 killed in Jerusalem synagogue rampage as cycle of violence intensifies







Just a side note - Many of these pictures came from the New York Daily News. Do you think Americans should be concerned that Mortimer Zuckerman owns the New York Daily News -- which happens to be the fourth largest newspaper in the United States?

Do you think we should be concerned about the $200 million that went to endow the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute at Columbia University.

What exactly are they doing at this Mind Brain Behavior Institute anyway?

You don't suppose they could be involved in MIND CONTROL do you?

And surely you don't think they might be using THE MEDIA to control the minds of the American people, do you?

And what about his connections with Israel?

Do you think we should be concerned about the possibility of biased reporting in the New York Daily News when the man who owns it has this information in his wikipedia bio?


Zuckerman is also an active supporter of Israeli and international Jewish causes. Between 2001 and 2003, Zuckerman was the chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. Typically, the nominating committee attempts to choose a person who is both respected and uncontroversial. However, Zuckerman was widely opposed by liberal Jewish factions.[19][20] Nonetheless, Zuckerman was eventually elected and served a full term.

In their 2006 paper The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy, John Mearsheimer, political science professor at the University of Chicago, and Stephen Walt, academic dean of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, named Zuckerman a member of the media wing of the "Israeli lobby" in the United States.[21] Zuckerman replied: "I would just say this: The allegations of this disproportionate influence of the Jewish community remind me of the 92-year-old man sued in a paternity suit. He said he was so proud; he pleaded guilty."[21]

President George W. Bush appointed Zuckerman to serve on the Honorary Delegation to accompany him to Jerusalem for the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the State of Israel in May 2008.[22][23]

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mortimer_Zuckerman

Nah! Nothing to worry about here folks. Let's not get all caught up in those "anti-semetic conspiracy theories."


Continuing our exploration of these great photos...





QUESTION 8 - IS IT CUSTOMARY FOR EMERGENCY WORKERS TO WEAR HAZMAT SUITS OR PROTECTIVE GEAR AT THE SCENE OF A CRIME OR IS THIS SOMETHING NEW?


Source: 3 American rabbis among 5 killed in Jerusalem synagogue rampage as cycle of violence intensifies






More hazmat gear but no dead people. Where are the dead and injured jews? Why is everyone standing around looking calm and maybe a little bored?


Source: 3 American rabbis among 5 killed in Jerusalem synagogue rampage as cycle of violence intensifies





QUESTION 9 - HOW AND WHY DID THEY ORGANIZE A FUNERAL SO FAST? HOW DID THEY MANAGE TO ORGANIZE THIS AND DIG THE GRAVES WITHIN 24 HOURS? WHAT ABOUT THE FAMILIES OF THE ALLEGED VICTIMS? WERE THEY ABLE TO MAKE THE FUNERAL ON SUCH SHORT NOTICE? WOW -- LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THAT CROWD! WORD SURE GETS AROUND QUICK IN ISRAEL AND IT LOOKS LIKE EVERYONE IS AT THE READY TO DROP WHAT THEY ARE DOING TO ATTEND A FUNERAL
"After the massacre, their bodies were carried to their graves for burial by thousands of grieving Orthodox Jews."
Source: 3 American rabbis among 5 killed in Jerusalem synagogue rampage as cycle of violence intensifies



Israelis attend the funerals of Aryeh Kupinsky, Cary William Levine, and Avraham Goldberg three of the four people killed in a shooting attack in a synagogue in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. Two Palestinian cousins armed with meat cleavers and a gun stormed a Jerusalem synagogue during morning prayers Tuesday, killing four people in the city’s bloodiest attack in years. Police killed the attackers in a shootout. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner) Photo Credit: AP



Source: Orthodox Union News - Israel Hatzolah




Source: Former Bronx rabbi among those killed in Jerusalem synagogue attack




QUESTION 10 - IS IT CUSTOMARY FOR JEWS TO WRAP THEIR DEAD LIKE A MUMMY AND LOWER THEM DIRECTLY INTO THE EARTH WITH NO CASKET?


Source: 3 American rabbis among 5 killed in Jerusalem synagogue rampage as cycle of violence intensifies



Source: 3 American rabbis among 5 killed in Jerusalem synagogue rampage as cycle of violence intensifies






QUESTION 11 - ARE JEWISH FUNERALS FOR MEN ONLY?



Source: Divided Jerusalem: Attacks put holy city on edge



Source: Divided Jerusalem: Attacks put holy city on edge






QUESTION 12 - DO YOU BELIEVE THIS WAS A REAL EVENT?