News You Can Use: June, 2013

Time for another compilation of the news.

The Good

Vitamin C Kills Drug-resistant TB Bacteria — 21 May: In a striking, unexpected discovery, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine determined that Vitamin C kills drug-resistant tuberculosis bacteria. The venerable workhorse supplement first championed widely by two-time Nobel Laureate Linus Pauling in his 1970 book Vitamin C and the Common Cold, could be the magic bullet where hi-tech antibiotics fail. To their credit, some conventional docs are realizing natural solutions may trump our bold science.

Millions Against Monsanto — 25 May: The “March Against Monsanto” wasn’t exactly a flash mob but grew like a slow-burning one. Tami Canal launched a Facebook page on February 28. Less…

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Cosmic Forecast, June 6-June 12

Happy Cazimi New Moon in lovable Gemini, around 11 a.m. on Saturday. Picture what you seek, or hang loose and see what the universe has — or will manifest — for thee. It’s in Gemini, so it could go either way. This be the truth from Miguel Jose.
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c GEMINI (5.20-6.19)  You are all about your home center and the expen$e it take$ to maintain it, as your ruler Mercury has entered (your 2nd Hou$e of) Cancer ’til August. It’s a longer transit than usual, ’cuz Mercury moves retrograde on June 26th for 3 weeks. It’ll be time to rework your current work, re-groove, review, and then facet the gem you’re working on. $ound$ like…

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Tin Foil Hats Not Required

Book Review: Future Esoteric: The Unseen Realms by Brad Olsen, 413 pages, CCC Publishing, San Francisco.

The internet didn’t invent the conspiracy genre. But nothing has given more life to it. Long before there were websites and URLs, people were poking holes in the established perception of our world. For his part, few have done a better job than Brad Olsen of capturing the gestalt of what the entirety of conspiracy theories mean. Why are there conspiracy theories in the first place? The answer is really quite simple and is a truism in itself: the world we see with our eyes is not what it seems to be.

Olsen doesn’t consider his book a compendium of conspiracy…

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Cosmic Forecast, May 30-June 5

Sorry about last week’s repeat of the previous week’s article. My record with the “Reader” so far — in 16 1/2 glorious years, encompassing 858 issues — is 7 mistakes for the “Reader” and 5 for myself. Now, to speak on behalf of our current “Reader” crew, 3 of their tally dated from the short-lived (oh my GOD, forgive me for my pun!) Alan Baer buyout (oh, by the way, Timothy S., still think I’m a “homophobe”?). Not bad, over all… Over a 99% success ratio! Fortunately, both the “Planet Power” and the “Reader” websites featured last week’s lost holy epistles, verbatim. Whenever in doubt — check it out, for there are no mistakes (when you do what you…

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Bee Friendly

Let me tell you about the birds and the bees. Well, let’s just start with the bees. They’re in trouble. Deep trouble. And if bees are in trouble, humans are in trouble. Bees are vital to our existence and we’re losing them by about 50 percent a year. They need our help.

Bees are part of the natural order. Or as Mustafa would call it, “the Circle of Life.” In nature and in human-driven agriculture, bees are essential, especially for a specific function: they are the most efficient pollinators on the planet.

In order to produce food, most plants need to pollinate. And being non-motile, plants must rely on other forces to get that done. Wind, human…

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Cosmic Forecast, May 23-May 29

Happy Full Moon in early Sagittarius just before midnight on Friday, kickin’ off the wildest weekend this spring! It’s time to talk, talk, talk about it! You’ll see. Have fun, ’cuz if it’s not fun — it’s not done.
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c GEMINI (5.20-6.19)  One more month of Jupiter (the planet of luck and expansion) in your sign, especially affecting those Geminis born in mid-June. This weekend initiates the denouement with a BANG! The Full Moon on Friday (the 24th) night is in your opposite sign (which is ruled by the aforesaid Jupiter); the nefarious, outrageous, contagious, “contrariest” sign of Sagittarius. Dare I mention voraciously loquacious? Start talkin’ lucky! Use it before you lose it on June…

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Are You in a Slump? Alexander Can Help

There’s no escaping it on this planet. We are incessantly governed by our relationship with gravity. The most mysterious of the four fundamental forces, gravity tugs and pulls at our body continually. Every movement we make, every breath we take, it’s always there. Our body swims in it and like swimming, the more efficiently we move and align, the longer we’ll stay afloat, so to speak.

Each day is filled with subconscious actions. We drive cars, eat lunch, talk on phones — all with little intellectual awareness. Mousing, sitting, walking, scanning a price, standing; all done with little conscious awareness. Repetition is our daily routine. Our mind may not be fully aware of our movements but our body…

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Bud Rising

When Terence "Bud" Crawford defends his WBO lightweight title June 28 at the CenturyLink Center, he'll fight for himself, his tight-knit family and a...

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Assumptions

Bo Pelini behaved as if he had coached his last game at Nebraska, based on his sideline and post-game decorum, or lack thereof. That was the...

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Attention to detail

If not for Sam Burtch, the most dramatic play of this Nebraska football season might never have happened.

If not for Burtch, Ron Kellogg III...

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Planet Power: Nov. 21 - 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving. Let’s be nice to each other and cultivate warm thoughts. You are what you think…
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i SAGITTARIUS...

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Planet Power: Nov. 14 - 20, 2013

This issue marks my 17th year here at The “READER.” Thanks to John, Eric, my beloved Carrie, et al., for all your help, encouragement and...

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Planet Power: November 7 - 13, 2013

The new Aquarian-Age astrology is/will be ruled by the planet Uranus (yeah, I’ve heard that joke before). Traditional astrology, prior to the...

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Planet Power: Oct. 31 - Nov. 6, 2013

Happy Halloween! Let your subconscious desires flow as the twilight fades into the black of the night of the year. Don’t fear the night. You have...

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The Bates Method

Let’s get one thing straight: We are constantly being deceived. Oh, I don’t mean everyone is a pathological liar or that it’s done intentionally....

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Dirty Water

Not the Plague of Justinian in the Sixth Century. Nor was it the Cocoliztli Epidemic in the late 1500s. Ebola? Hah! Barely touches it with its 4000...

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Top Ten Tips for Now

So the other day I was once again wanting to codify some behavior characteristics just to share with others. It seems to me that adjusting one’s life...

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Worm Therapy

Sporadically we offer newsy tidbits we’ve gleaned that cover alternative therapies, metaphysics and holistic awareness. Found recently, here’s some...

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