Mexico Just Legalized Medical Cannabis Nationwide Exposing America’s Oppression

Source: ActivistPost.com
Rachel Blevins
June 20, 2017

As a growing number of individual states in the U.S. stand up to the federal government on marijuana prohibition, Mexico legalized medical marijuana nationwide on Monday.

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto issued a decree, following the bill’s overwhelming approval from Mexico’s Senate in December, with a vote of 98-7, and from Mexico’s Lower House of Congress in April, with a vote of 374-7 vote.

The ruling eliminates the prohibition and criminalization of acts related to the medicinal use of marijuana and its scientific research, and those relating to the production and distribution of the plant for these purposes.

The decree stated that the nation’s Ministry of Health would be in charge of “public policies regulating the medicinal use of pharmacological derivatives of cannabis sativa, indica and Americana or marijuana, including tetrahydrocannabinol, its isomers and stereochemical variants, as well as how to regulate the research and national production of them.”

The measure was also applauded by Mexico’s Secretary of Health, Dr. José Narro Robles. “I welcome the approval of the therapeutic use of cannabis in Mexico,” he wrote on Twitter.

While Peña Nieto was once a staunch opponent of marijuana legalization, he appears to have changed his tune, following a nationwide public debate on legalization in early 2016. He is now encouraging the U.S. to follow Mexico’s lead.

During a speech at the 2016 United Nations General Assembly Special Sessions, Peña Nieto called for a change in global drug policy, and said he believes drug use should be viewed as a “public health problem,” and users should not face criminal charges.

“So far, the solutions [to control drugs and crime] implemented by the international community have been frankly insufficient,” Peña Nieto said. “We must move beyond prohibition to effective prevention.”

Peña Nieto introduced a measure in April 2016 that would have decriminalized the possession of up to one ounce of cannabis. It would have also freed anyone who was on trial, or serving time for possession of up to one ounce of marijuana. The bill was stalled in Congress.

We Mexicans know all too well the range and the defects of prohibitionist and punitive policies, and of the so-called war on drugs that has prevailed for 40 years. Our country has suffered, as few have, the ill effects of organized crime tied to drug trafficking. Fortunately, a new consensus is gradually emerging worldwide in favor of reforming drug policies. A growing number of countries are strenuously combating criminals, but instead of criminalizing consumers, they offer them alternatives and opportunities.

As The Free Thought Project reported, Grace Elizalde, an 8-year-old girl with epilepsy, became Mexico’s first legally recognized medical marijuana patient in September 2015. Her family said they sought out the treatment, after their daughter began suffering from up to 400 seizures in a single day.

Mexico’s decision to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes, accompanied with Peña Nieto’s newfound support for a change in global drug policy, serve as a reminder that after nearly 50 years of battling a failed “War on Drugs,” the U.S. federal government is still refusing to acknowledge the real answer to the problem.

Read More at: ActivistPost.com

Rachel Blevins is a Texas-based journalist who aspires to break the left/right paradigm in media and politics by pursuing truth and questioning existing narratives. This article first appeared here at The Free Thought Project.

You won’t believe what scientists found inside 50,000-year-old crystals in a Mexican Cave

Source: Ancient-Code.com
February 17, 2017

Simply put fascinating. Biologists have discovered LIFE trapped inside 50,000-year-old crystals in a fairytale-like Mexican cave system. These bizarre, ancient microbes were found ‘dormant’ in the Naica caves and are believed to live off minerals such as iron and manganese.


Scientists discovered around 100 different organisms, which were mostly bacteria, inside crystals where they remained trapped for between 10,000 and 60,000 years. Interestingly, 90 percent had never been seen before.

The cave system, located in Naica Mexico, is referred to by experts as both Fairyland and hello, due to its incredible scenery yet ‘hellish’ temperatures.

The cave system is located above a massive pocket of volcanic magma and is geothermally heated.

Now, biologists have discovered LIFE trapped inside the crystals which are believed to be around 50,000 years old. The age of the microbes was determined by outside experts who basically looked at where the microbes were located inside the crystal, and how fast those crystals grow.


Scientists from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology made the 60,000 year-old discovery after venturing into caves that had been shut off from light and oxygen CREDIT: PENELOPE J BOSTON/PA

These bizarre, ancient microbes were found ‘dormant’ in the Naica caves and are believed to live off minerals such as iron and manganese.

Some researchers, like Penelope Boston, head of NASA’s Astrobiology Institute described it as ‘super life’, as she presented the findings at the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in Boston.

Even though the findings—which are a result of nine years of studies—were presented at a scientific conference, they have still not been published in a scientific journal and are still to be peer-reviewed.

“These organisms have been dormant but viable for geologically significant periods of time, and they can be released due to other geological processes,” says NASA Astrobiology Institute director Penelope Boston, who announced the find today at a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. “This has profound effects on how we try to understand the evolutionary history of microbial life on this planet.”

Experts plan to conduct more tests on the microbes which have been revived both in laboratories and on-site.


 

Researcher Mario Corsalini stands by giant gypsum rosette crystals in the Naica mine in Chihuahua, Mexico CREDIT: PENELOPE J BOSTON/PA

 


According to Professor Boston, the curious life forms—40 different strains of microbes and viruses—are so unique that their nearest relatives are still 10 percent genetically different.

However, it is noteworthy to mention that this is NOT the oldest extreme life scientists have come across. Several years ago, experts published studies about microbes that are up to half a billion years old, and STILL alive. These organisms had remained trapped in ice and salt.

“They’re really showing us what our kind of life can do in terms of manipulating materials,” said Dr. Boston.

“These guys are living in an environment where there’s not organic food as we understand it. They’re an example at very high temperatures of organisms making their living essentially by munching down inorganic minerals and compounds. This is maybe the deep history of our life here.”

Describing working in the cave she said: “It was a transformative experience…it really felt strange. It was a very hard environment to work in, but tear-inducingly beautiful. It’s like being inside a geode.”

The Giant Pyramid Hidden Inside A Mountain

(Credit: Diego Delso/ Wikimedia Commons)

Source: BBC.com
Zaria Gorvett
August 12, 2016

They arrived in their thousands. Hardened by months of war with ferocious natives, near-starvation and exotic diseases, Hernan Cortez and his Spanish army marched into the great city of Cholula expecting a fight.

But this was a sacred city. Instead of investing in weapons, its inhabitants built temples; it was said they had a holy pyramid for every day of the year. After such generosity, their gods would surely protect them.

October 12th 1519 was a bloodbath on an unprecedented scale, leaving 10% of the city’s population dead

This was a grave error indeed. As the army stormed its streets, religious treasures were looted and the precious pyramids went up in smoke. Within three hours they had murdered 3,000 people. October 12th 1519 was a bloodbath on an unprecedented scale, leaving 10% of the city’s population dead.

Eventually the Spaniards settled in Cholula (now part of Mexico), erecting enough of their own buildings that the city is now known for having a church for every day of the year. The final touch – a symbol of their Christian conquest – is the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de los Remediosa, built on what they thought was a large hill.

(Credit: Getty Images)

This view of the pyramid was taken in the early 20th century (Credit: Getty Images)

But not all is as it seems. Beneath the tiny church, hiding under tufts of grass, trees and soil, is an ancient pyramid of truly gigantic proportions. Standing 450 metres wide and 66 metres tall, from end to end the Great Pyramid of Cholula is equivalent to nine Olympic sized swimming pools.

For an obscure temple no one’s heard of, Cholula holds an impressive array of records: it’s the largest pyramid on the planet, with a base four times larger than the Great Pyramid at Giza and nearly twice the volume.

Never mind the largest pyramid – it’s the largest monument ever constructed anywhere, by any civilisation, to this day. To locals it’s aptly known as Tlachihualtepetl (“man-made mountain”). Thanks to the church on top, it’s also the oldest continuously occupied building on the continent.

The story goes that until the locals began construction of an insane asylum in 1910, nobody knew it was a pyramid. Certainly, by the time Cortéz and his men arrived, it was already a thousand years old and entirely concealed by vegetation.

Early excavations revealed a series of gruesome findings, including the deformed skulls of decapitated children.

Where did it come from? And why did it stay hidden for so long?

(Credit: Getty Images)

When the pavement was dug up in 2013 to enter the city’s drainage system, at least 63 skeletons were found from pre-colonial times (Credit: Getty Images)

It is not one pyramid at all, but a great Russian doll of a construction, consisting of no less than six, one on top of the other

Despite its enormous size, very little is known about the pyramid’s early history. It’s thought construction began around 300 BC; by who exactly remains a mystery. According to myth it was built by a giant. Most likely, the city’s inhabitants – known as the Choluteca – were a cosmopolitan mix. “It appears to have been multi-ethnic, with a great deal of migration,” says David Carballo, an archaeologist at Boston University, Massachusetts.

Whoever they were, they probably had a lot of money. Cholula is conveniently located in the Mexican highlands and was an important trading post for thousands of years, linking the Tolteca-Chichimeca kingdoms in the North with the Maya in the South.

Cortez called it “the most beautiful city outside Spain”. By the time he arrived, it was the second-largest city in the Aztec empire, though it had already exchanged hands numerous times.

And here there are even more surprises. In fact it’s not one pyramid at all, but a great Russian doll of a construction, consisting of no less than six, one on top of the other. It grew in stages, as successive civilisations improved on what had already been built.

“They made a conscious effort to maintain and in some cases display previous construction episodes.  This is pretty novel, and shows deliberate efforts to link to the past,” says Carballo.

(Credit: Diego Delso/ Wikimedia Commons)

The pyramid was built to appease the “feathered serpent” god (Credit: Diego Delso/ Wikimedia Commons)

According to legend, when they heard the conquistadors were coming, the locals covered the precious temple with soil themselves. In fact it may have happened by accident. That’s because, incredibly, the largest pyramid in the world is made of mud.

“Adobe” bricks are made by mixing mud with other materials such as sand or straw, and baking it hard in the sun. To make the pyramid, the outer bricks were smoothed with more earth to create a painting surface. In its prime, the temple was covered in red, black and yellow insects.

In dry climates, mud bricks are extremely durable – lasting thousands of years. In humid Mexico, the mud creation was a fertile platform for tropical jungle. “It was abandoned sometime in the 7th or 8th Century CE. The Choluteca had a newer pyramid-temple located nearby, which the Spaniards destroyed,” says Carballo.

The pyramid also had topography in its favour; the pyramid rests on a natural platform in an area which is almost completely mountainous.

Today the city has reclaimed their pyramid, which can be explored via over five miles of tunnels constructed in the early 20th Century. Nearly 500 years after the colonial conquest, the city must contend with a new invasion: tourists.

Read More At: BBC.com

Did Canada Sell Its Gold to Prepare for the North American Union?

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Source: TheDailyBell.com
August 17, 2016

Loonie closes at highest level in more than a month; stock markets pull back  … The Canadian dollar continued to ride higher with oil prices Tuesday, as both the currency and a barrel of crude climbed in value for a fourth straight day.  The loonie added 0.38 of a cent to 77.80 cents U.S., closing at its highest level in more than a month amid a weakening U.S. dollar.

It’s never been clear why Canada sold ALL its gold, HERE, but perhaps it has to do with the potential, upcoming North American Union.

Just the other day, we wrote that Hillary’s plans are obviously to support the creation of the NAU. You can see the article HERE, entitled, “Hillary Plans Steps Toward North American Union If Elected.”

We’ve been writing about the resurgence of the NAU for years – and then more recently for months as regards this campaign. Gradually,  the alternative media is becoming more aware of how high the stakes really are. Some of our articles are HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.

It is not too strong to say that the future of the United States as a sovereign entity may be decided by this election. The NAU is threnody – the deep dirge – harmonizing many of the arguments over “immigration.” One big explosion came when George Bush suggested turning immigrants, legal or not, into eventual citizens, HERE.

Bush, who further wrecked America in many ways, disingenuously claimed that his stance was motivated by his “compassionate conservatism.” But it was not. Bush secretly advanced the legislative agenda of the NAU through a series of hush-hush meetings with his counterparts in Mexico and Canada.

Obama has not perhaps been so overt as Bush, though recently, he did  see his counterparts in Canada in a meeting that was obviously intended to raise the concept of an NAU once more.

Meanwhile, the lack of gold-backing for the loonie, seems to create the circumstances that benefit the idea of an NAU as well. Its emphatic removal of gold (and recent sales of gold merely expanded a long-term trend) has surely increased its volatility and overall weakness, HERE.

Canada once had 1,000 tons of gold, but selling started in the 20th century and continued throughout the 2000s. It finished with a flourish in early 2016, when Canada had nothing left.

However, there is no reason why Canada couldn’t back the loonie with substantial gold if it wished to. Canada is a huge country with significant gold and silver resources. But instead, the loonie’s fate increasingly seems tied to oil, which doesn’t make much sense on a variety of levels.

The loonie lately has been around or below 78 cents US and only received reinforcement from a September crude contract that pushed a barrel of oil to US$46.58. The hope now is that Russia will help Saudi Arabia stabilize oil. However this doesn’t acknowledge that the US itself is trying to destabilize Saudi Arabia in order to debase the dollar further, HERE.

The Chinese yuan is scheduled to join the IMF’s SDR basket in October. Additionally, the World Bank is starting to issue yuan (RMB) bonds. The results, eventually, will hit the dollar hard.

The dollar has likely been targeted in order to strengthen potential global governance – just as the BRICs have risen up to challenge the West.

The world needs to be “evened out” to make globalism work, you see. And currencies need to be destabilized in order to create the justification to combine them. No doubt, the NAU’s backers are considering a single currency, much like the disastrous euro.

If Canadian, Mexican and US currencies are seen as weakened and even chaotic, especially due to a lack of even a residue of gold, creating some sort of mutual currency doubtless becomes easier to implement – even if it is simply a more comprehensive dollar.

Of course, the dollar is merely the “strongest” currently of a variety of weak currencies. Mexico’s peso, too, is not strong.

Not so long ago, Mexican officials actually admitted, HERE, that some 96 percent of Mexican gold resided mostly in London’s City (no surprise there) – where it no doubt has been lent out a thousand times.

Will Mexico ever see that gold again? For now, the peso, like the loonie, seems to lack gold backing.

Of course, as the Fed and the US government do not want any full-scale audit of Fort Knox, it is not clear what kind of gold-backing the dollar possesses. Probably less than more.

All-in-all, these gold-deprived currencies probably support the creation of what we call “directed history.” This elite approach manipulates events until they resolve themselves into a requisite, logical pattern.

For instance, Canada, Mexico and the US all have varying degrees of public – “universal” – health care. Though people will disagree, it seems obvious that Obamacare mess is intended to justify an even more fully public system.

Meanwhile, Mexico converted to universal health care beginning in 2004 and ending in 2012, HERE, with astonishingly little fanfare.  Very strange.

On a variety of fronts, the sociopolitical and economic policies of the US, Canada and Mexico are being harmonized.

If Hillary gets into office, this extensive harmonization will allow swift action to realize a potential union. Probably numerous quasi-secret treaties and executive orders will help facilitate it.

One of Hillary’s main goals is to open up a new government agency that will support the citizenship of illegal aliens.

But that is probably only the first step.

News With Views posted a far more a comprehensive report on where her regime might head.

The article HERE is entitled “Get Ready for FEMA Regions For the North American Union” and contends that the ultimate plan is to “do with away with the 50 states and create FEMA regions.”

The report quotes Parag Khanna, a contributor for the NYTimes, who believes the US would “thrive more if the government did away with the states and created regions.” You can see his article HERE.

Conclusion: While many people are terribly concerned about a Hillary presidency, the true ramifications may be even deeper and longer lasting than regularly discussed. The fate of America itself may hang in the balance.

Read More At: TheDailyBell.com

Researchers Find Underground Tunnels Beneath A Mexican Pyramid

Ancient Maya Pyramid

Source: Ancient-Code.com
July 28, 2016

According to the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) of Mexico, researchers have come across a ‘hydraulic system’ located under the alleged tomb of King Pakal II in Palenque.

According to reports, the underground tunnel system connects to another, and is made of stone and approximately 40 centimeters wide and tall.

In the Temple of Inscriptions, where the king of Palenque; Pakal the Great was buried, an engraving indicates that in order to be received into the underworld, one must dive into the water of the God ‘Chaac’.

The director of the archaeological project, Arnoldo Gonzalez Cruz said that with the recent discovery of the tunnel system located underground, beneath the burial chamber of King Pakal II, this metaphor could have a much more sophisticated interpretation and give new data on the construction and use of the great pyramid located in Mexico.


The tunnel, which connects to another, is made of stone and is about 2ft (60cm) wide and tall.


Researchers explain that the complex network of canals built in the seventh century A.D. was arranged in different levels, and guidelines were planned and designed long before the pyramid was projected.

“The presence of these channels is quite an important and very significant,” said González Cruz.

In fact, the discovery of the so-called hydraulic system is so important that it restates the original theory about the construction and purpose of the pyramid.

Much attention has been given to the carved stone sarcophagus in which King Pakal was buried which many believe depicts the Maya ruler seated in what appears to be a spaceship, lifting off to the stars.

However, Gonzalez says that the carvings found on a pair od stone ear plugs found in the grave say a god “will guide the dead toward the underworld, by submerging (them) into the water so they will be received there.”

This means that Pakal didn’t fly off into space; he went down the drain. “There is nothing to do with spaceships,” Gonzalez said.

The original theory proposed by archaeologist Alberto Ruz Lhullier suggests that the burial chamber of King Pakal II is the starting point of nine of the bodies that make up the Temple of the Inscriptions. However, the new evidence suggests that the center may have been marked by the existence of a spring.

The sarcophagus of king K’inich Janaab’ Pakal or more commonly known as King Pakal is one of the most talked about subjects when it comes to the ancient alien theory. The sarcophagus lid of this great Maya rulers has some pretty curious depictions.


Ancient alien theorists propose that it clearly depicts King Pacal in some sort of spaceship during takeoff, and they argue that his hands appear to be manipulating some sort of machinery.


Swiss author Erich Von Daniken suggested in his 1968 book Chariot of the Gods that the curious sarcophagus lid of the Ancient Maya ruler resembles an astronaut sitting inside of a spaceship.

However, experts disagree and suggest that the alleged flames seen depicted on the sarcophagus lid are in fact ancient Maya depictions of the ‘Word Tree’ or ‘Tree of Life’ whose roots are said to reach into the underworld.

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Researchers find 1,600-Year-Old Elongated Skull near Teotihuacan

Alien elongated skull Teotihuacan
Source: Ancient-Code.com
July 10, 2016

Researchers from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) are currently studying the remains of a woman with a “very peculiar physiognomy” that belonged to the upper-class of the “Barrio Oaxacan” of Teotihuacan over 1,600 years ago.

Some of the ancient inhabitants of the pre-Columbian culture were distinguished by their attire or their peculiar physiognomy which revealed their rank and origin, just as the recently discovered woman with a freakishly large and elongated skull pointing to a woman that must have belonged to the ‘upper-class’ even though she was not native to the region.

The excavated remains display examples of significant body modifications that are among the most valuable ever found in the region near Teotihuacan.

According to Jorge Archer Velasco, a physical anthropologist who examined the remains: ” The woman was a unique person, who died sometime between the age of 35-40.”

According to reports, the skeleton has been named ‘The Woman of Tlailotlacan’ in honor of the neighborhood where it was found, in the extreme proximity of Teotihuacan.

Teotihuacan, which lies some 50 kilometers of Mexico City, is one of the most fascinating ancient cities ever erected in Pre-Columbian times. The ancient metropolis was one of the largest and most important sacred sites of Mesoamerica. Researchers estimate that during its peak, up to 200,000 people called Teotihuacan their home.

The people who lived there, however, did not leave behind written records which is why researchers are struggling to understand the ancient city and the culture that built it.

According to scientists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History, the woman who died between the age of 35 and 40 was not a native to the region. Experts came to this conclusion after analyzing her elongated skull which was artificially deformed and her teeth encrusted with mineral stones which are not to be found in the area near Teotihuacan.

According to statements from INAH, the cranium of ‘The Woman of Tlailotlacan’ was compressed in a ‘very extreme’ manner, a technique found ni southern parts of Mesoamerica.

” The cranium of ‘The Woman of Tlailotlacan’ shows signs of erect tabular deformation achieved by a very extreme front-occipital compression. This type of cranial deformation is not typical of ancient cultures in the Central Mexican highlands where Teotihuacan is located but is more likely to be found in the south” said one of the experts who participated in the study.

Read More At: Ancient-Code.com

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Ivan is a freelance writer, editor-in-chief of ancient-code.com, he also writes for EWAO, Share Knowledge, Svemir Online and Ancient Origins.History, Archaeology, Space and world’s mysteries are some of the topics he writes about.


4/28/2016 — Two large M7.0 + M6.9 (m6.6) Earthquakes strike the West + East Pacific – AGAIN

Source: Dutchsince
April 29, 2016

A large M6.9 earthquake has struck in the East Pacific .. off the West coast of Central America / Mexico.

USGS has now revised it to a M6.8, then a M6.6, then back up to a M6.7, then back down to a M6.6 … 😛 ..

This follows a large M7.0 which struck the West Pacific near Vanuatu several hours earlier.

Full website post here:

http://dutchsinse.com/4282016-it-happ…

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Just over a week ago (April 17 2016), another series of back to back M7.0 range earthquakes occurred in Japan + Ecuador… striking the West Pacific first, then several hours later striking the East Pacific.

The “professionals” came out in news stories over this past week, fully DENYING a relation between earthquakes across the Pacific.

They tried to say the back to back earthquakes are “just coincidence”.

Now we see the same scenario unfold again a week after they denied a relation between earthquakes.

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As I said in my detailed posts this past week, it was (is) foolish for the “professionals” to deny a relation between earthquakes. Clearly they are wrong, and they are sticking to their old dogmas that earthquakes happen randomly.

Professionals INCORRECTLY believe that earthquakes are random events, and they think that earthquakes are not related to one another. Furthermore the professionals deny that earthquakes progress across regions, and deny that one earthquake can cause another earthquake elsewhere of similar magnitude.

Their denials are now making them look UNprofessional.