Russia is planning to establish a base on the moon by the 2030s

First woman in space Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova is seen during a training session aboard a Vostok spacecraft simulator on January 17, 1964

Russian news agency TASS reports that Russia is planning several missions to create a permanent base on the moon by the 2030s.

Although the US beat the former Soviet Union to a moon landing almost 50 years ago, apparently Russia is finally catching up – and trying to go one better.

The latest plans show that up to six heavy-lift rocket launches are planned.

The USSR tried and failed to launch N1 rockets to the moon several times in the 1970s, eventually shelving the project in 1976.

The new Angara A5 rockets have completed testing and will fly in pairs on three different missions to establish a permanent base on the surface of the moon, which will include:

… a solar power station, telecommunication station, technological station, scientific station, long-range research rover, landing and launch area, and an orbiting satellite.

Critics have pointed out what is likely to be the phenomenal cost of such a project at a time when the Russian economy is doing particularly badly.

But still. It would be pretty cool. And maybe we’ll finally find out how the old man from the John Lewis ad got up there.


Adrenal fatigue – A natural solution revealed

The old way of ‘treating’ disease symptoms with toxic medications, produced by the pharmaceutical industry, has failed to successfully eliminate the true cause of most chronic health conditions – especially adrenal fatigue. Simply put, toxic drugs will only add to the problem of stress experienced by the body.

The best way to eliminate disease symptoms. On the next NatrualNews Talk Hour, you’ll discover the most effective way to regain your energy and vitality – without the need for toxic drugs. Don’t ignore fatigue and brain fog issues any longer.

Understanding the common symptoms associated with adrenal fatigue

One of the most common issues with someone suffering with adrenal fatigue is feeling sluggish or tired – even after plenty of time in bed. Other symptoms include difficulty with mental concentration, strong cravings for salty food and a low tolerance for stress of any kind.

When you overstress your adrenals – by way of too many toxins or emotional stress – you are at a much greater risk for chronic disease conditions because of a weakened immune system. An experienced healthcare provider should carefully analyze your family and personal health history, as well as have the ability to advise you on the best foods, supplements and lifestyle habits to restore your natural energy levels.

On the next NaturalNews Talk Hour, we’ll talk about the connection between fatigue and emotional issues. Plus, Dr. Zodkoy will talk about his vast experience in helping people with post-traumatic stress disorder – a major reason for fatigue.

Why depending on health insurance for your healthcare needs is a BIG mistake

According to Dr. Zodkoy, “our insurance system is falling apart.” In the past, people were used to getting lots of attention from their doctor and the ‘out-of-pocket’ expense was minimal. Today, thanks to Obamacare, health insurance premiums are skyrocketing; co-pays are going up and medical services are being denied – because it’s all too expensive for insurance companies to afford.

To make matter worse, the mainstream media and conventionally-trained physicians promote the idea that fatigue is not a serious medical condition. Instead, those suffering from burnout are told to ‘get some rest’ or resort to taking some kind of stimulant (temporary fix) such as, coffee or a sugary snack.

But the real solution for fatigue is a simple change to lifestyle habits. Just because your doctor and/or friends fail to mention its effectiveness – doesn’t make it less significant. In fact, just improving your sleep habits alone will dramatically improve the quality of your life. (Hint: Don’t sleep next to your cell phone)

On the next NaturalNews Talk Hour, Jonathan Landsman invites you to discover the most comprehensive (successful) methods for overcoming adrenal fatigue.

Dr. Steven Zodkoy has spent the last 20 years striving to improve the physical and emotional potential of his patients. He has been involved in groundbreaking alternative treatment therapies for both musculoskeletal and neuro-emotional health conditions. His practice primarily consists of treating patients that have not responded to traditional care with his expertise being sought out by patients, companies, government agencies and physicians alike.

Dr. Zodkoy has been a longtime pioneer and leader in his field. He became the first Chiropractor to become a Certified Nutritional Specialist, a certification previously awarded only to MDs and PhDs. He developed the Nutritional Education Council, which is responsible for educating 1000s of physicians every year and is now one of the largest organizations of its kind.

This is the homemade cannabis oil recipe that people are using to treat cancer

The re-entrance of marijuana into the main stream consciousness has come on the back of revelations that the herb has massive cancer curing potential.  The cannabinoids, molecules within the plant, enter the human body on consumption and bind with receptors that are already in place.  Our bodies are made to handle this stuff.

The resulting endocannabinoids that are released by the human body perform a variety of positive effects, including regulation of cell growth.  The fact that we have receptors for the chemical seems to indicate that we are evolved to eat the plant and the positive impact the chemicals have on our system further implies that.

One of the most popular ways to consume the plant is by smoking it, but the excess chemicals from the fire can cause unnecessary damage.  Rick Simpson, a pioneer in the medical cannabis field, has mastered the art of cannabis oil production and released his technique to the world for free.

You can support Rick on his website; here is a condensed version of the process of making hemp oil.

Start with one ounce of dried herb. One ounce will typically produce 3-4 grams of oil, although the amount of oil produced per ounce will vary strain to strain. A pound of dried material will yield about two ounces of high quality oil.


IMPORTANT: These instructions are directly summarized from Rick Simpson’s website. Be VERY careful when boiling solvent off, the fumes are extremely flammable. AVOID smoking, sparks, stove-tops and red hot heating elements. Set up a fan to blow fumes away from the pot, and set up in a well-ventilated area for whole process.

1. Place the completely dry material in a plastic bucket.

2. Dampen the material with the solvent you are using. Many solvents can be used. You can use pure naphtha, ether, butane, or 99% isopropyl alcohol. Two gallons of solvent is required to extract the THC from one pound, and 500 ml is enough for an ounce.

3. Crush the plant material using a stick of clean, untreated wood or any other similar device. Although the material will be damp, it will still be relatively easy to crush up because it is so dry.

4. Continue to crush the material with the stick, while adding solvent until the plant material is completely covered and soaked. Remain stirring the mixture for about three minutes. As you do this, the THC is dissolved off the material into the solvent.

5. Pour the solvent oil mixture off the plant material into another bucket. At this point you have stripped the material of about 80% of its THC.

6. Second wash: again add solvent to the mixture and work for another three minutes to extract the remaining THC.

7. Pour this solvent oil mix into the bucket containing the first mix that was previously poured out.

8. Discard the twice washed plant material.

9. Pour the solvent oil mixture through a coffee filter into a clean container.

10. Boil the solvent off: a rice cooker will boil the solvent off nicely, and will hold over a half gallon of solvent mixture. CAUTION: avoid stove-tops, red hot elements, sparks, cigarettes and open flames as the fumes are extremely flammable.

11. Add solvent to rice cooker until it is about ¾ full and turn on HIGH heat. Make sure you are in a well-ventilated area and set up a fan to carry the solvent fumes away. Continue to add mixture to cooker as solvent evaporates until you have added it all to the cooker.

12. As the level in the rice cooker decreases for the last time, add a few drops of water (about 10 drops of water for a pound of dry material). This will help to release the solvent residue, and protect the oil from too much heat.

13. When there is about one inch of solvent-water mixture in the rice cooker, put on your oven mitts and pick the unit up and swirl the contents until the solvent has finished boiling off.

14. When the solvent has been boiled off, turn the cooker to LOW heat. At no point should the oil ever reach over 290 degrees F or 140 degrees C.

15. Keep your oven mitts on and remove the pot containing the oil from the rice cooker. Gently pour the oil into a stainless steel container

16. Place the stainless steel container in a dehydrator, or put it on a gentle heating device such as a coffee warmer. It may take a few hours but the water and volatile terpenes will be evaporated from the oil. When there is no longer any surface activity on the oil, it is ready for use.

17. Suck the oil up in a plastic syringe, or in any other container you see fit. A syringe will make the oil easy to dispense. When the oil cools completely it will have the consistency of thick grease.

Monsanto Put on Trial for Crimes against Humanity in The Hague

The Organic Consumers Association (OCA), IFOAM International Organics, Navdanya, Regeneration International (RI), and Millions Against Monsanto, joined by dozens of global food, farming and environmental justice groups announced today that they will take Monsanto MON (NYSE), a US-based transnational corporation, to a people’s trial for crimes against nature and humanity, and ecocide, in The Hague, Netherlands, next year on World Food Day, October 16, 2016.



Since the beginning of the twentieth century according to the groups, Monsanto has developed a steady stream of highly toxic products which have permanently damaged the environment and caused illness or death for thousands of people. These products include:

• PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyl), one of the 12 Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP) that affect human and animal fertility;

• 2,4,5 T (2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid), a dioxin-containing component of the defoliant, Agent Orange, which was used by the US Army during the Vietnam War and continues to cause birth defects and cancer;

• Lasso, an herbicide that is now banned in Europe;

• and RoundUp, the most widely used herbicide in the world, and the source of the greatest health and environmental scandal in modern history. This toxic herbicide, designated a probable human carcinogen by the World Health Organization, is used in combination with genetically modified (GM) RoundUp Ready seeds in large-scale monocultures, primarily to produce soybeans, maize and rapeseed for animal feed and biofuels.

Relying on the “Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights” adopted by the UN in 2011, an international court of lawyers and judges will assess the potential criminal liability of Monsanto for damages inflicted on human health and the environment. The court will also rely on the Rome Statute that created the International Criminal Court in The Hague in 2002, and it will consider whether to reform international criminal law to include crimes against the environment, or ecocide, as a prosecutable criminal offense. The International Criminal Court, established in 2002 in The Hague, has determined that prosecuting ecocide as a criminal offense is the only way to guarantee the rights of humans to a healthy environment and the right of nature to be protected.

The announcement was made at a press conference held in conjunction with the COP21 United Nations Conference on Climate Change, November 30 – December 11, in Paris.

Speaking at the press conference, Ronnie Cummins, international director of the OCA (US) and Via Organica (Mexico), and member of the RI Steering Committee, said: “The time is long overdue for a global citizens’ tribunal to put Monsanto on trial for crimes against humanity and the environment. We are in Paris this month to address the most serious threat that humans have ever faced in our 100-200,000 year evolution—global warming and climate disruption. Why is there so much carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide in the atmosphere and not enough carbon organic matter in the soil? Corporate agribusiness, industrial forestry, the garbage and sewage industry and agricultural biotechnology have literally killed the climate-stabilizing, carbon-sink capacity of the Earth’s living soil.”

Andre Leu, president of IFOAM and a member of the RI Steering Committee, said: “Monsanto is able to ignore the human and environmental damage caused by its products, and maintain its devastating activities through a strategy of systemic concealment: by lobbying regulatory agencies and governments, by resorting to lying and corruption, by financing fraudulent scientific studies, by pressuring independent scientists, and by manipulating the press and media. Monsanto’s history reads like a text-book case of impunity, benefiting transnational corporations and their executives, whose activities contribute to climate and biosphere crises and threaten the safety of the planet.”

Marie-Monique Robin, journalist and author of the best-selling documentary (and book by the same name), “The World According Monsanto,” said: “This International Citizens’ Tribunal is necessary because the defense of the safety of the planet and the conditions of life on Earth is everyone’s concern. Only through a collective resurgence of all living forces will we stop the engine of destruction. That’s why today I am calling on all citizens of the world to participate in this exemplary tribunal.”

Also speaking at the conference were Valerie Cabanes, lawyer and spokesperson for End Ecocide on Earth; Hans Rudolf Herren, president and CEO of the Millennium Institute, president and founder of Biovision, and member of the RI Steering Committee; Arnaud Apoteker, creator of the anti-GMO campaign in France, which became one of the priority campaigns of Greenpeace France, and author of “Fish in Our Strawberries: Our Manipulated Food;” and Olivier De Schutter, co-chair of the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPESFood) and former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food.

Forget Coffee, Silicon Valley’s New Productivity Hack Is ‘Microdoses’ of LSD

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Butter coffee. Soylent. Adderall. It’s clear at this point that the technological soothsayers ofSilicon Valley are willing to cram all sorts of stuff down their pie holes in the name of ULTIMATE PRODUCTIVITY. And now, apparently, the Valley’s denizens are beginning to experiment with an old friend: LSD. According to a story in this month’s Rolling Stone, a few “übersmart twentysomething[s]” in San Francisco are taking “microdoses” of LSD, or about a tenth of a normal amount, as a “healthy alternative to Adderall.” The concept was popularized by psychologist and writer James Fadiman when he spoke about it during a 2011 conference.

“For best results, Fadiman recommends microdosing every fourth day, taking the drug in the morning and then sticking to your usual daily routine. His correspondents have told him regular microdosing has alleviated a bevy of disorders, including depression, migraines and chronic-fatigue syndrome, while increasing outside-the-box thinking. “Microdosing has helped me come up with some new designs to explore and new ways of thinking,” Ken says. “You would be surprised at how many people are actually doing it. It’s crazy awesome.”

Mercury fillings lead to kidney damage, study shows