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Why the U.S. Economy is Going to Get Much Worse

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Find out the shocking truth about who really caused the U.S. financial crisis.

What Are GMOs?

From April 19th through April 25th we launch GMO Awareness Week. We set aside an entire week dedicated to providing you with information on GMOs and labeling initiatives.

GMOs are a product of genetic engineering, meaning their genetic makeup has been altered to induce a variety of “unique” traits to crops, such as making them drought-resistant or giving them “more nutrients.” GMO proponents claim that genetic engineering is “safe and beneficial,” and that it advances the agricultural industry. They also say that GMOs help ensure the global food supply and sustainability. But is there any truth to these claims? I believe not. For years, I've stated the belief that GMOs pose one of the greatest threats to life on the planet. Genetic engineering is NOT the safe and beneficial technology that it is touted to be.

Help Support GMO Labeling

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA)—Monsanto’s Evil Twin—is pulling out all the stops to keep you in the dark about what’s in your food. For nearly two decades, Monsanto and corporate agribusiness have exercised near-dictatorial control over American agriculture. For example, Monsanto has made many claims that glyphosate in Roundup is harmless to animals and humans. However, recently the World Health Organization (WHO) had their research team test glyphosate and have labeled it a probable carcinogen.

Public opinion around the biotech industry's contamination of our food supply and destruction of our environment has reached the tipping point. We're fighting back. That's why I was the first to push for GMO labeling. I donated a significant sum to the first ballot initiative in California in 2012, which inspired others to donate to the campaign as well. We technically "lost the vote, but we are winning the war, as these labeling initiatives have raised a considerable amount of public awareness.

The insanity has gone far enough, which is why I encourage you to boycott every single product owned by members of the GMA, including natural and organic brands. More than 80 percent of our support comes from individual consumers like you, who understand that real change comes from the grassroots.

Thankfully, we have organizations like the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) to fight back against these junk food manufacturers, pesticide producers, and corporate giants.

Internet Resources Where You Can Learn More

Together, Let's Help OCA Get The Funding They Deserve

Let’s Help OCA get the funding it deserves. I have found very few organizations who are as effective and efficient as OCA. It’s a public interest organization dedicated to promoting health justice and sustainability. A central focus of the OCA is building a healthy, equitable, and sustainable system of food production and consumption. That's why I'm proud to announce I will be matching donations up to $250,000 this week.

Please make a donation to help OCA fight for GMO labeling.


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Dr. Mercola's Comments:

The derivatives market is worth more than $516 trillion, roughly 10 times the value of the entire world's output: it's been called the "ticking time-bomb." Unsurprisingly, this news comes to us from Britain; the U.S. media is not going to mention it.

The complex and opaque derivatives markets -- land of hedge funds and complex financial instruments -- has been dubbed the world's biggest black hole.

It operates outside of the grasp of governments, tax inspectors and regulators, in a parallel, shadow world to the rest of the banking system. They are private contracts between two companies or institutions, which can't be controlled or properly assessed. In themselves derivative contracts are not dangerous, but they can have an enormous domino effect on the rest of the financial world.

Most markets have something backing them up. But derivatives don't have anything, because they are not real money, but paper money. It is also impossible to establish their worth; the $516 trillion number is actually only a notional one, and some estimates say there is a mind-boggling $1 quadrillion (1,000,000,000,000,000) held globally in derivatives.

Anything that carries a price can spawn a derivatives market. They are financial contracts sold to pass on risk to others. At the core of this market is the credit derivative swap, effectively an insurance policy against the default in the interest payment on a corporate bond -- although you don’t even need to own the bond itself. It’s like buying an insurance policy on someone else's house and pocketing the full value if it burns down.

Many experts that I personally respect, and that have studied this issue for decades, believe that the U.S. financial crisis is an intentionally designed scenario of a Problem-Reaction-Solution:

1. Create a problem covertly and blame someone or something else for what you have secretly done.
2. Tell the people through an unquestioning mainstream media the version of the problem you want the masses to believe.
3. Then openly offer, through changes in society, the 'solution' to the problem you have yourself created. This 'solution' is always the installation of more centralized control.

Take these simple coordinates and apply them to the events of the last few days and weeks and everything morphs into focus.

The banking 'crash' has been coldly designed to create the 'problem' that can lead to the 'solution' -- a massive centralization of power in the 'private' and 'government' banking systems, both of which are owned and controlled by the same network of families.

The 'World Central Bank' plays a major role in this area and wants to impose and control the entire global financial system. As a result of the economic turmoil, we are now seeing this being proposed to 'solve the problem' of the banking chaos and to 'make sure it never happens again.'

You can see the very clear direction in this area, as the U.S. government just bought $250 billion in shares of the nine largest banks in the United States.

The Overall Plot

It is very clear that the intention here is to keep people hopeless and pessimistic. These individuals realize that choice is a very powerful element of capitalism, but choice depends on the freedom to choose.

They understand that when you are shackled with debt you don’t have the freedom to choose. People in debt become hopeless, and hopeless people don’t vote. There are two ways people are controlled. First of all frighten people, and then demoralize them.

Poor, demoralized and frightened people think that the safest thing to do is take orders and hope for the best.

An educated, healthy and confident nation is harder to govern. There is an element of many in control in the government that does not want people to be educated, healthy and confident because they would be out of control. 

Stay Positive

As I said in my commentary on this last month, the REAL danger here, and believe you me it is a danger, is to become afraid. Once you step into the powerful emotion of fear and you put your intention on what you don't want the consequence is you activate powerful natural forces that tend to provide you with whatever thoughts you are attaching strong emotions to. This is clearly something you want to avoid doing, so stop being afraid of the economy.

It is important for you and your family to CANCEL any negative thoughts about this. I simply yell "Cancel!" and imagine a large red diagonal line going through any image I don't want. The more you and others do that, the more likely we will all reap the benefits of this positive focus and intention.

Hang in there and CONTINUE TO FOCUS ON WHAT YOU WANT, and the real key is to attach as much emotion to what you want.

Great Encouraging Audio For You

For the past year I have participated in a coaching program run by Dan Sullivan. Dan is an amazing mentor for me and has really helped me in many ways.

It really is hard to stay positive in this current economic climate. The quickest antidote to this is a shift in perspective. So last week Dan provided his thoughts on one of the fastest acting medicines to restore and maintain your confidence and all the capabilities that go with it.

Dan suggested to visit the audio page once a day for a five-minute boost, or listen to all five audios at once if you have time.

Either way, he guarantees that these short audios will point out where you can easily find huge value that doesn't fluctuate with the markets.

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