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Secret Societies Of Americaa Elite
Secret Societies Of Americaa Elite
by Steven Sora
Edition: Paperback
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Look At Secret Societies & Elite Intrigues, Nov. 8 2003
In this book, which examines the historical period ranging from the medieval beginnings of the Templars to the present occupant of America's White House, the author looks at how elite families, secret societies, and corrupt business activities (piracy, drug trade, slavery, smuggling, etc.) have intertwined in guiding political affairs. His research is broad but careless in places, and there are relatively few footnotes and citations for the many pieces of information that Sora presents. This book covers details of history that have been skipped by most other authors who examine similar topics, while Sora does an excellent job at presenting general themes of how secret societies have functioned and the importance of illicit business and financial activities in building the power of the elite families in our civilization. This book is a valuable read for history buffs seeking out suppressed themes and facts, but may be tedious in places for people who are bored by details. The author has tackled a large topic in a medium sized text, which leaves certain flaws evident in this book.

End Your Addiction Now: The Proven Nutritional Supplement Program That Can Set You Free
End Your Addiction Now: The Proven Nutritional Supplement Program That Can Set You Free
by Charles Gant M.d. Ph.d
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars Solid Examination of Nutrition, Brain Chemistry, & Addiction, Oct. 26 2003
This book clearly documents how nutritional imbalances contribute to addictive substance use, and how nutritional treatment can help safely and effectively resolve problems with addictions. The author also points out how prescribed psychoactive medications are also addictive substances that aggravate underlying nutritional deficiencies. This book is a great contribution to the field of orthomolecular medicine and natural substance abuse treatment. Unfortunately, health care insurance, which insures income for doctors and pharmaceutical business interests rather than your health, does not cover nutritional healing interventions. Those seeking true health must make a personal commitment of resources and willingness to make lifestyle changes rather than expecting a pill or a professional to magically take their problems away.

Manchurian Candidate (Widescreen/Full Screen)
Manchurian Candidate (Widescreen/Full Screen)
DVD ~ Frank Sinatra
Offered by BuyCDNow Canada
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Classic Thriller, Oct. 7 2003
The Manchurian Candidate, starring Frank Sinatra, Janet Leigh, and Angela Lansbury, is a well-acted film based on the novel about a mind-controlled assassin created to facilitate a political coup. Sinatra is the former army colleague of the man programmed for the deed, and he begins to have nightmares about the experience where his unit was captured in Korea and then brainwashed by Russian & Chinese personnel. Laurence Harvey plays the programmed killer, who is promoted as a war hero (and the other unit members programmed to praise him even though his real personality was unpleasant). Sinatra's character begins to work with military intelligence to uncover the Harvey character's memories and uncover the full plot, which involves the mother of the programmed assassin, played by Lansbury as the wife of a U.S. Senator seeking the Presidential nomination on the heels of his McCarthy-esque tirades against communists in the government. This clever plot unfolds with a smooth pace, and Janet Leigh provides a stylish role as Sinatra's romantic interest as he pursues the main mystery. The DVD has some extra commentary on the film, with Sinatra & the director providing their insights, although there could have been more bonus material and improved picture quality for the DVD transfer.

Fluoride: Drinking Ourselves to Death?
Fluoride: Drinking Ourselves to Death?
by Barry Groves
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Solid Overview Of Research On Fluoride & It's Hazards, Oct. 4 2003
This book reviews the science and salesmanship involved in the fluoride debate, as there is no clear valid evidence of significant benefits from added fluoride consumption, while there are many independent studies showing a variety of potential negative mental & physical effects. This evidence has been available previously in some other texts and online information collections, and is beyond rational refutation. There are, of course, some really insecure people who just can't accept or admit that the government, medical, & dental authorities are spreading lies and contaminating the public water supplies. One reviewer claims that people who denounce fluoridation are opportunists seeking economic profit and getting paid thousands of dollars per event for speaking against fluoridation. To deny one conspiracy, this reviewer has invented his own conspiracy, based on no evidence. If speaking publicly against fluoride were financially lucrative, where are all the wealthy fluoride opponents and anti-fluoride ads? Of course, all the damning evidence about fluoride is in professional journals and government documents for anyone to see. Then again, maybe consuming so much fluoride made that person dumb enough to think fluoride is good and anyone against fluoride isn't - after all, fluoridation has been correlated with diminished IQs.

Achtung Baby
Achtung Baby
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5.0 out of 5 stars U2's "Achtung Baby" - One of their best!, Sept. 19 2003
This review is from: Achtung Baby (Audio CD)
This is a terrific album from U2, with almost every song being memorable and well crafted. This is an album with lots of poetic, emotional songs, with both introspection and observations about society in general. Most importantly, though, the songs are musically memorable, with both Bono and Edge's guitar singing on tracks like Mysterious Ways, One, Trying To Throw Your Arms Around The World, & Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses. Other excellent tracks include The Fly, Ultraviolet, & So Cruel. Love Is Blindness is an almost somber song, changing the tempo from other songs and contrasting with the grungy industrial feel of the album opening Zoo Station. This album has the energy of the live U2 band, making it perhaps "even better than the real thing," another solid song from Achtung Baby. The song "Acrobot" is an excellent ode to hypocrisy, and that title could also describe Bono's vocal acrobatics when he uses his falsetto on the track "One." This album is possibly U2's best, and highly recommended for anyone interested in hearing modern rock music's best talent.

All That You Can't Leave Behind
All That You Can't Leave Behind
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4.0 out of 5 stars U2 returns with a soulful look at the world, quality songs, Sept. 19 2003
In this release from Irish rock superstars U2, Bono's voice is not what it once was, but U2's musical textures and Bono's songwriting skills have not been left behind. The popular single Beautiful Day starts the album, and other tuneful tracks include In A Little While, Walk On, & Stuck In A Moment. The album is oddly prescient of the September 11 events of 2001, and Bono has tunes such as New York, New York, Peace On Earth, & When I Look At The World. While much popular music is formulaic and insipid, U2 continues to be poetic and thoughtful while crafting memorable songs. This album is an excellent addition to rock/pop music collections and a must for U2 fans.

Identity (Special Edition)
Identity (Special Edition)
DVD ~ John Cusack
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4.0 out of 5 stars Dark Thriller Of Dissociation Is Riveting To The End, Sept. 18 2003
This review is from: Identity (Special Edition) (DVD)
This movie, starring John Cussack, takes place mostly within the mind of a character who is an accused killer. This is not evident in the film until there is a switch in scene to the criminal defendant and his legal and psychiatric team. This makes the film intriguing, and sets the stage for the search for the true killer within the personality "alters" of the main drama. This leads to a surprise ending, which may not be too surprising to those familiar with real life multiple personality and dissociative identity cases and mind control programming. This film has a solid plot and convincing performances, and should be a delight for those who are bored by happy endings.

The Paradigm Conspiracy: Why Our Social Systems Violate Human Potential -- And How We Can Change Them
The Paradigm Conspiracy: Why Our Social Systems Violate Human Potential -- And How We Can Change Them
by Denise Breton
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational Guide To Transcending Unhealthy Patterns, Sept. 15 2003
This book is a brilliant, inspirational guide to recognizing the inherent addictive and destructive nature of many dominant paradigms in our civilization. The authors weave their discourse around the spiritual insights of Rumi and Native American steps to "peace." The authors delineate how paradigms function and protect themselves from the threat of alternative approaches. They also expose the addictive nature of paradigms that dominate modern culture, while offering guidance for those wishing to consciously evolve and transcend the self-limiting, divisive patterns that dominate society. This book is a powerful, enlightened examination of what keeps humanity oppressed, allowing us to reflect on ourselves and the world around us. For those who recognize the flaws in existing patterns and paradigms, this book will resonate and provide insight into how we can individually and collectively develop a progressive, expansive framework for human civilization. I highly recommend this book!

Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinations of Human Behaviour
Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinations of Human Behaviour
by David R. Hawkins
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars Thought Provoking Ideas On Consciousness & Kinesiology, Sept. 15 2003
This is a very thought-provoking book, as it explores the use of applied kinesiological methods to measure levels of truth and consciousness. The author has seemingly discovered a continuum in which consciousness becomes either increasingly expansive and inclusive or increasingly destructive to life at descending levels. He describes a methodical approach to using kinesiology to test for the level of consciousness of a person, book, concept, or group, as well as to test for the truth or falsehood of precise statements. He also describes factors that can invalidate a muscle test, which make it apparent that it is easy to yield invalid and unreliable results. In fact, the author indicates that persons with a consciousness below a certain threshold can't get reliable results. Hawkins' research has shown most of humanity to function below the threshold necessary for "power" rather than "force" to be expressed. This is just one significant problem in applying the author's model. Another is the reality that most people fluctuate in their consciousness from one moment to another. Hawkins' use of kinesiology to examine political figures and historical persons and issues has also yielded some suspect results. I think it would have been more useful if he had used the method to rate individuals that neither the tester or subject (or the general public) had ever heard of, such as a common killer or an unheralded charity volunteer. Despite the flaws in methodology and some overly simplistic conclusions drawn by the author, this is a very readable and insightful book. It provides a wonderful perspective about the nature of consciousness and holism, encouraging readers to explore the topic further and to practice the muscle testing methods in one's own life. Hawkins has done some important research, though it is important that those reading about and applying his methods recognize some of the potential pitfalls in the methods and conclusions. Hawkins displays much enthusiasm for his ideas and methods, which leads him to overlook or minimize some areas that may need to be refined or clarified.

Bluebird
Bluebird
by Colin A. Ross
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars Documentation of Govt.-Sponsored Psychiatric Mind Control, Sept. 14 2003
This review is from: Bluebird (Paperback)
Colin Ross, M.D., a well-established psychiatrist and researcher in the field of dissociative disorders, has put together a collection of evidence showing how psychiatry has been hijacked by government military and mind control agendas. This book is primarily just a review of government programs and documents, providing irrefutable evidence of how psychiatric professionals worked with government sponsored programs to fragment people's minds, using a variety of techniques, such as drugs, torture, electronics and electroshock, hypnosis, food & sleep deprivation, and sensory deprivation. This information is not pleasant or entertaining to read unless one happens to be a sadist. However, it is useful for clinicians and patients to have an understanding of how dissociation has been deliberately created, providing insights into how the resulting conditions may be effectively healed. This book would also be of interest to historical researchers, especially those who seek to examine covert agendas and conspiratorial activity. Ross specifically states that this book is not about any conspiracy theory or critique of government agencies and their motives, while he does express his intent to expose psychiatric professionals involved in mind control for their breach of professional oaths and ethics. This aspect of the text is somewhat disappointing, as Ross defends the CIA and other government operations for their exploration of mind control to serve national "security" and "defense" interests. If psychiatrists are acting in a contemptible manner by abusing their clients and manipulating patients' minds against their will, then why should CIA or military personnel be excused for pursuing those agendas just because they don't have a professional guideline opposed to such activities? Only through coercion and deceit can the government carry out the mind control research and applications, which would mean that in order to supposedly "fight to protect American freedom and values" the government itself must flout those freedoms and values. I am under the impression that Colin Ross has become less forgiving of government motives and agendas subsequent to the publication of this book, but I encourage readers to consider this issue carefully when reading the comments in Bluebird about the motives and culpabilities related to mind control abuses. Otherwise, this was an excellent book, providing the information that the author set out to publicize in order to help expose psychiatric abuses and aid those seeking to heal MPD & DID.

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