Farmageddon is Upon Us — the Film, Anyway

It scans like a scene from an Al Pacino cop flick: A SWAT team in vests with automatic weapons drawn is seen on security camera footage busting into what looks to be a small warehouse. One after another they train their guns around the room, ready to fire at any perceived threat, obviously in pursuit of something or someone. What could it be? Is it a hostage scenario? Is a terrorist plot afoot? Cocaine, meth, counterfeit money, stolen jewels? No. They seek to apprehend store employees and confiscate the organic raw food on the shelves of a small, private grocery store.

The raid was real. The location was the Venice, Calif. food co-op known as Rawesome Foods. (View…

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Cosmic Forecast, Sept 8-Sept 14

Happy Full Moon in Pisces! Hell yes! Let’s party all weekend! Tell the judge your astrologer told you to. Things will not be as they seem; it will be more like a dream. Hey, that just makes for a REAL party (Pisces)! Do the work first, with the Sun (brilliantly), Mercury (intelligently) and Venus (beautifully) all in Virgo! This be the truth, from Michael P.
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f VIRGO (8.23-9.22)  By the time you read this, your ruler Mercury will be in Virgo ’til the 25th. Time to redo everything that misfired during the first week of August, when Mercury tried to initiate this same transit and/but went retrograde. Fix the details and re-communicate with the principles/principals…

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Meredith’s Return

The scoring in Nebraska’s 40-7 victory was finished early in the fourth quarter. But Tennessee-Chattanooga was looking for three more points, pride points, on a 37-yard field goal.

The attempt was blocked. Josh Williams was credited with the block, but Jared Crick claimed he got a piece of the ball. “A couple of other guys said they got a piece of it, too,” said Crick.

“We’ll have to watch the tape. Maybe it got batted by three dudes.”

The tape showed that a fourth, Cameron Meredith, got more than a piece of the deflected field goal. The defensive end grabbed the ball near the line of scrimmage and carried it 7 yards before being tackled at…

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News You Can Use

Time for another installment of "News You Can Use," highlights of news around the world that points out how we might want to consider alternatives to the way we’re doing things, especially in areas affecting our health.

Another Top Forty “Hit” for American Medicine - American medicine was able to crack the Top Forty statistically in August. Details emerged that infant survival rates for our high-tech, high-cost method of delivering babies has plunged us to a worldwide ranking of #40. That’s right. We're on a par with Qatar. Want to know where you should live if you want to have a better chance of your infant surviving childbirth? You could move to Slovenia. Or you could move to Lithuania,…

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Cosmic Forecast, Sept 1-Sept 7

Happy September! Take care of the work first and create the harmony of the changing seasons during Libra, starting September 23rd. Virgo is the sign of Mother Nature, the power of the Earth to grow things; easily overlooked, yet an essential in life’s living chain. Cancer + Leo = Virgo. Thank you Mother Nature, Isis, Erzulie, Sophia, Astarte, Ishtar, the Blessed Virgo Mary and/or any of the other thousands of poetic names created so far for the source of all visible life; the universal feminine.
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f VIRGO (8.23-9.22)  No more; no need for more excuses, no more. If it’s going to get done(?), it’s going to get done now! Venus is with/watching you, so make…

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Supplementary, My Dear Watson

The fictional super-sleuth Sherlock Holmes was known to chide his simplistic sidekick, Dr. Watson. When explaining obvious steps in his line of deduction Holmes uttered that it was, “Elementary, my dear Watson.”

It would seem fitting that we paraphrase Mr. Holmes when it comes to the obvious: The market for nutritional supplements, vitamins and minerals, health food products and items sometimes folderol, has exploded in the past decade, becoming far more than elementary.

Fifteen years ago it would have been tough to find the selection of herbal supplements and vitamin derivatives now common in great numbers at the typical Walgreen’s and in even greater numbers at a Whole Foods or No Name Nutrition. How do we wade…

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Why not Creighton?

Tucked in among the few remaining warehouses in a formerly industrial part of Omaha, just north of downtown, is one of the most efficient football factories in America. Creighton soccer turns out winners with mechanical precision. If not for that other factory down in Lincoln – which produces a brand of football preferred by the locals and sold nationwide – the Bluejays could be the most successful college program in the state.

Maybe they already are. Since 1992 the Jays have made 18 NCAA tournament appearances, including 17 straight between 1992 and 2008. They’ve made it to the College Cup - soccer’s version of the Final Four - three times. CollegeSoccerNews.com calls Morrison Stadium the “most exciting venue”…

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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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Planet Power: November 7 - 13, 2013

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The Scoop on Poop

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Skin Deep

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Chakras: Wheels on Fire

The name Albert Einstein remains one of the most recognizable in all of history. Charles Webster “C.W.” Leadbeater, not so much. Both men made names...

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Our Deadliest Addiction: Convenience

You know you’re addicted to something when you forsake logic and quality of life in order to acquire what you think you can’t live without. A crack,...

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