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WOW! Radio wave-treated water to change agriculture as we know it. – MIRACLE GROW: Treated water results in larger, healthier crops,

WOW! Radio wave-treated water could change agriculture as we know it. MIRACLE GROW: Treated water results in larger, healthier crops.

Wave goodbye to global warming, GM and pesticides.

MIRACLE GROW: Treated water results in larger, healthier crops, says Professor Austin Darragh of Limerick University.

Professor Austin Darragh of Limerick University

25 August 2013
A GROUNDBREAKING new Irish technology which could be the greatest breakthrough in agriculture since the plough is set to change the face of modern farming forever.

The technology – radio wave energized water – massively increases the output of vegetables and fruits by up to 30 per cent.

Not only are the plants much bigger but they are largely disease-resistant, meaning huge savings in expensive fertilizers and harmful pesticides.

Extensively tested in Ireland and several other countries, the inexpensive water treatment technology is now being rolled out across the world. The technology makes GM obsolete and also addresses the whole global warming fear that there is too much carbon dioxide in the air, by simply converting excess CO2 into edible plant mass.

Developed by Professor Austin Darragh and Dr JJ Leahy of Limerick University’s Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science, the hardy eco-friendly technology uses nothing but the natural elements of sunlight, water, carbon dioxide in the air and the minerals in the soil.

The compact biscuit-tin-sized technology, which is called Vi-Aqua – meaning ‘life water’ – converts 24 volts of electricity into a radio signal, which charges up the water via an antennae. Once the device is attached to a hose, thousands of gallons of water can be charged up in less than 10 minutes at a cost of pennies.

Speaking about the new technology, Professor Austin Darragh says:

“Vi-Aqua makes water wetter and introduces atmospheric nitrogen into the water in the form of nitrates – so it is free fertilizer. It also produces the miracle of rejuvenating the soil by invigorating soil-based micro-organisms.

“We can also make water savings of at least 30 per cent. When the water is treated it becomes a better solvent, which means it can carry more nutrients to the leaves and stem and percolate better down into the soil to nourish the roots, which in turn produces a better root system. Hence the reason you need less water and why you end up with larger and hardier crops,” explains Professor Austin Darragh.

Extensively tested in Warrenstown Agricultural College, the technology is being hailed as a modern day miracle.

Harold Lawler is Ireland’s foremost Agricultural Specialist. As Director of the National Botanical Gardens and former Master of Agricultural Science at Warrenstown Agricultural College, he has carried out more research on Vi-Aqua growth-enhancing technology than perhaps anyone else in the world:

“In the bedding plants we really saw a difference in the results; they were much hardier and tougher. You could drop a tray of these plants on the ground and they would not shatter, like ordinary plants.

“We also noticed that the treated plants needed far less fertilizer than the untreated ones. The roots took the nutrients in better whereas with other normal plants leaching of minerals occurs,” explains Harold Lawler.

Impressed, Harold Lawler’s research team carried out further extensive tests on a wide variety of vegetable plants:

“The iceberg lettuces were far superior with faster germination, and with carrots for example, the crops were on average 46 per cent heavier,” explains Harold Lawler.

During recent successful tomato crop field trials in Italy, three of the country’s largest Agricultural Co-op’s were so impressed with the results that they have now decided to recommend the technology to the country’s farming community.

Elsewhere, the Indian government have now concluded their own tests, which confirm that they are able to boost tea (plant) production by over a third while using far less water.

In recognition of the groundbreaking technology, the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, London, recently took the hitherto unheard-of step of granting Professor Austin Darragh and his team the right to use their official centuries-old coat of arms on the new technology – the first time ever that Kew Gardens has afforded anyone such an honor.

The Kew Gardens botanists were not just impressed with the research; they used the technology to restore to life a very rare orchid which had been lying dormant and practically dead in a greenhouse bell jar since 1942. Amazingly, the orchid is now flourishing once again.

Intriguingly, chickens and sheep fed the energized water turned into giants. . . but that’s another story!

Limerick University off- campus company ZPM Europe Ltd, who are based in the National Technology Park, Limerick, is now manufacturing the Vi-Aqua technology.

Sunday Independent

Thanks to

independent and Tom Prendeville for this terrific news.

REPOSTER’S NOTE

Personally  we have experienced the benefits of electrically engineered mineral water that has almost miraculous effects. My husband was extremely ill due to internal bleeding. He was sleeping 20 hours a day. Within 1 week of starting use,  he was back to his old self energy wise and remained so until surgery corrected the problem. The electrically engineered mineral water allowed his blood to carry oxygen and nutrients far more efficiently – it literally saved his life until the medical community were able to intervene surgically.  That product was not financially viable for agriculture.

In the winter we added food grade hydrogen peroxide to our animals watering troughs and found the animals needed less water to drink and ate 10 –  20%  less with no loss in health or weight gain.

In our home we have an oxygen spa that combines far-infrared exposure, natural ultrasound and ozone infusion in our bath. We experience significantly improved health and well being akin to anti-aging in how our bodies are functioning.

That Professor Austin Darragh and Dr JJ Leahy are able to create an innovative technology that is inexpensive to make and use on a large scale, which should get them the Nobel Prize for Science.

It will revitalize this planet – I wait with great anticipation for nutrient result testing. I expect the results to show spectacular increases in nutrient density. That is a real game changer for areas of the world with minimal water supply or minimal amounts of arable land. In addition to revolutionizing irrigated or currently watered crops, this technology will enable survival of the small family farm, and smaller organic market gardens while encouraging more patio gardens and small plot production.  This remarkable technology may literally save our planet from us.

What is most admirable, is that this technology uses minimal energy input, the natural elements of sunlight, water, carbon dioxide in the air and the minerals in the soil. It will be a technology that can be accessed and used by the masses.

The comments on the animals fed the energized water are intriguing  – I anticipate that the animals saw the same health benefits as the plants. Could this also end up being a tremendously significant medical breakthrough for mankind?  If it makes our food healthier and more disease resistant  – what could it mean for us if we ingested this water?  The possibilities are staggering.

It is so appropriate that this technology would come to the world from the Emerald Ilse. Ireland is covered by lush green grasses. The morning dew in Ireland makes the green pastures sparkle just like emeralds. Radio wave-treated water – a gift  of green growth from Irish researchers that will keep giving abundant crops while cleaning our air.

http://tredispace.com/viaqua/index.php/en/

http://www.viaqua.ie/

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Raw Potato Poultice – Excellent to Draw Infection from Wound or Abscess.

Raw Potato Poultice – Excellent to Draw Infection from Wound or Abscess.

Recently my husband’s thumb became infected at the large joint. There was no apparent wound, bite or bruise. He went to the doctor, who could not determine the cause either. The doctor prescribed antibiotics – which provided some assistance but did not clear the situation up.

We were a large family, who grew up on a farm over an hour away from any medical assistance, Our parents were used to treating many wound/abscess situations successfully.  I recalled how effective they had been. When we had fresh farm milk, mom would typically make the bread and milk poultice otherwise we used the raw potato poultice.

I suggested we try an old-fashioned poultice. We made a raw potato poultice as we have new baby potatoes from the garden and by the next morning the inflammation was significantly reduced and the wound discharge was a clear fluid instead of pus.

We maintained the poultice throughout the day changing it about every 4 hours after rinsing the affected area in a salt water wash.

By the next morning, there was no sign of infection or inflammation. We washed it well in salt water, rinsed with colloidal silver, let the wound air dry thoroughly and covered with a breathable bandage. The bandage came off before his nightly shower, and that was that – the wound had healed beautifully.

RAW POTATO POULTICE

1. Take a raw potato and grate it finely to produce a soft,pliable, mush.

2. Spread this onto a clean cloth and apply it to the affected area.

3. Cover over it with glad/saran wrap.

4. Cover with glad/saran wrap with a cloth bandage to hold the poultice in place.

5. Leave overnight and remove in the morning. ( if you are seeing healing progress but feel the wound/ abscess would benefit from an additional application, can apply a new fresh poultice following the steps above)

6. Cleanse affected area with warm salty water.

7. Cover with a clean dressing.

8. Continue salty washes twice a day until completely healed over!

Please consult your health professional if not sure about this great healing recipe:)

Other Poultices

Poultice for Infection

Thank You to Buzzle for the following article

If you have an infection on your skin, then you can make use of poultice to get rid of the infection. Making the poultice at home is not a difficult task. It will be of help in getting rid of the infection easily.
Read more at Buzzle: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/poultice-for-infection.html

All of us have suffered from skin infections at some point of time or the other in life. Although there are antibiotics available for the same, one can make use of poultice for treating infection. It will not only be of help in drawing out the infection, but it will also speed up the healing process. The poultice increases the supply of blood to the affected area, at the same time, they also relax the tensed muscles as they soothe inflamed tissues. They are also able to draw out the toxins from the infected area. The skin is known to absorb anything, which comes in contact with it instantaneously. Therefore, when poultice is applied on the skin, the medicinal benefits are also absorbed into the skin and that in turn, starts the healing process.

How to Make a Poultice for Infection?

For treating infectious diseases of the skin, different types of poultice can be used. It is important that the right type of herbs are used for the same. One can either use fresh herbs or dried herbs to make herbal poultice. The poultice recipes mentioned below will help in treating boils, infections, abscesses and inflammation.

Onion Poultice
To make onion poultice grate a raw onion. Combine it with warm water. Place a thin cloth on the infection and place the onion poultice on the cloth. Place a bandage on the onion poultice and leave it on the skin overnight.

Calendula Flowers and Lavender Oil Poultice
To treat infections of the skin combine quarter cup of crushed Comfrey leaves with quarter cup of Calendula flowers and a couple of drops of lavender oil. Add all the ingredients to a jar filled with sterile water. Shake the ingredients well and place the jar in a dark and cool place for four days. On the fifth day strain the leaves and flowers out. Dip cotton swab in the liquid and place the swab on the infection and wrap it up with a bandage. Change the swap at least 2 to 3 times a day.

Mustard Poultice
Soak the mustard seeds for 10 to 15 minutes in water. Grind them in the grinder by combining it either with water or natural oil. Place a thin cloth on the skin and then apply the poultice on it. Do not apply the poultice on the skin directly, as it can cause the skin to burn.

Turmeric Poultice
To make turmeric poultice, combine turmeric powder with water. Apply the paste on the affected area. It draws all the infection, therefore it is often referred to as drawing poultice. It can be used to treat boils, as much as it can be used to treat different skin infections. Along with the poultice, you may also want to drink a cup of warm milk combined with half a teaspoon of turmeric once in the morning and one cup in the evening to hasten up the healing process.

Bread and Milk Poultice
The bread and milk poultice has been used for many centuries. Soak bread in warm milk for some time. Then make a paste of milk and bread and then apply the poultice on the infection. It will help in getting rid of infection fast as it also hastens the healing process.

Potato Poultice
One of the poultices to get rid of infection is the potato poultice. All you have to do is to grate a raw potato. Place the grated potato on the infection site and cover it up with a bandage. Leave the potato poultice on the infection overnight for better results.

No doubt the poultice for infection is great to treat the infections. However, if the infections refuses to die down, then it is best to consult a health care professional. If along with the infection, you also have fever, redness, which is spreading away from the infection site, severe pain, foul odor, etc., then it is time that you consult your health care professional. At the same time, it is important that you do a patch test to know if the poultice does suit you. Last but not the least, the advice given in this write-up cannot be substituted for medical advice.
By Bhakti Satalkar
Published: 1/11/2011

The Miracle Note of LOVE and PROSPERITY – 528 Hz

Music to help you to bring more Love and Prosperity into your life.

Music has been a way we as people share our deepest emotions. Music touches even the most stoic of us. Music has moved individuals and nations. Music is said to heal. Here is a bit more on 528 hz. Enjoy!

Learn more – 528 Hz Prosperity Key of LOVE – Dr Len Horowitz

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfePSZx7Ysc

A one hour experience

AMAZING HEALTH BENEFITS MUST WATCH 528hz Hour Long Video

528 hz, DNA repair, love, gratitude, break free from the matrix

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLjPunaLAIY

10 Easy Tips Science Has Proven Will Make You Happier Today

10 Easy Activities Science Has Proven Will Make You Happier Today

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A thankful message, spending on others, listening to music, happy daydreams and more…

Science can make you happier. Do at least some of these activities today and feel the positive vibrations flow. Keep it going for a week or longer and feel your mood lift.

1. Mentally subtract something good from your life

People spend a lot of time thinking about good things that didn’t happen, but might have done. But what about the good things that did happen that might not have?

Say you’d never met your partner or friend or got that job? What would life be like without some of those things we take for granted?

Thinking about what might not have been can be tremendously powerful if used in the right way. Counter-factual thinking can create meaning in life and, and can increase satisfaction with what you have (Koo et al., 2008).

So, mentally subtract something good from your life to really appreciate it.

2. Send a thankful message

Gratitude is a powerful emotion that helps us enjoy what we have.

Evoke it right now by sending an email, text or letter to someone who has helped you in some way. Thank them for what they have done for you, however small.

It’s easy and quick and one study has found that practising gratitude can increase happiness 25%. Another found that just three letters over a three-week period was enough to reliably increase happiness and life satisfaction (Toepfer et al., 2012).

3. Spend money on someone else

Money can make you happy but only if you use it in the right way.

One of the easiest ways is by spending it on others. So, why does spending on others increase your happiness?

“It’s partly because giving to others makes us feel good about ourselves. It helps promote a view of ourselves as responsible and giving people, which in turn makes us feel happy. It’s also partly because spending money on others helps cement our social relationships. And people with stronger social ties are generally happier.”

So, buy a friend a present today or take them out to lunch. You’ll feel good about it, I promise.

4. Get some exercise

What’s the number one strategy that people use to feel better, increase their energy levels and reduce tension? Exercise.

It doesn’t have to be a marathon; a simple walk around the block will do the trick. We all know it’ll make us feel better to get out and stretch our legs, but there are always excuses to avoid it.

If you’re at home, make time for a trip that doesn’t involve the car and does involve your legs. If you’re in the office, make sure you get out for a walk at lunch-time instead of eating sandwiches in front of the computer.

5. Listen to music

Number two on the list of all time top strategies people use for feeling better is: listening to music.

Music can influence mood in many ways but most people rate its power to manage our positive moods as the top reason they love music. We particularly like the fact that it can make our good moods even better.

Even sad music can bring pleasure as many people enjoy the contradictory mix of emotions it creates.

6. Make plans…7. …with friends

Remember those childhood days leading up to Christmas when you couldn’t wait to rip open your presents? The pleasure in anticipation was just incredible.

Research on the psychology of happiness shows that anticipation can be a powerful positive emotion. We enjoy looking forward to things much more than we enjoy looking back on them afterwards (Van Boven & Ashworth, 2007).

So, make a plan now and try to always have something to look forward to, however small.

7. …with friends

The best types of plans to make are with friends.

It’s not just that you’ll have the pleasure of anticipation; it’s also that you’re keeping the friendship alive.

One study of 8 million phone calls has found, not exactly surprisingly, that when people call each other back, their friendships are much more likely to survive (Hidalgo & Rogriguez-Sickert, 2007).

If an economic incentive might help motivate you to make plans with friends, then here is one from research that attempted to put a monetary value on different types of social relationships (Powdthavee, 2008):

“…a move from “seeing friends or relatives less than once a month” to “seeing friends or relatives on most days” is now estimated to be worth an extra £85,000 a year for a representative individual”

In other words: you’d have to earn £85,000 ($130,000) more a year to make you as happy as if you saw friends or relatives on most days of the week.

So, not only is staying in touch with friends good, but it’ll save you a lot of effort trying to earn more money at work.

8. List 3 good things that happened today

At the end of the day, before you go to bed, spend a few minutes thinking about three good things that happened today. They don’t have to be that amazing; just three things that made you feel a little better. You can also think about why they happened.

In one study in which people carried out this exercise, their happiness was increased, and depressive symptoms decreased, fully six months afterwards (Seligman et al., 2005).

If you’ve done some of the things mentioned here, then you’ll already have at least three things for your list.

9. Practice your signature strengths

Simply put this means doing things you are good at. Whatever it is, people are usually cheered up when they do things at which they excel.

Think about things that you are good at: it could be social skills, physical skills, sporting skills or anything really. It could be making someone laugh or giving someone a helping hand.

Then take some time during the day to use that skill. When people practice their signature strengths it makes them happier.

10. A happy daydream

If you’re less of a doer and more of a dreamer, then this activity is for you: have a happy daydream.

Over the course of the day our minds tend to wander a lot, but directing that mind-wandering in a positive way can be very beneficial.

In this research on life-savouring strategies, positive mental time travel was found to be one of the most effective. In the study people thought back to times in their lives that gave them pleasure; moments filled with success, love and friendship.

The mind may try to fight back by traveling back to past embarrassments or failures, but keep it locked into a happy daydream for the best boost.

Go on, sit back and have a little daydream…

Image credit: Victor Nuno

→ Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is “Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick” http://www.spring.org.uk/2013/07/10-easy-activities-science-has-proven-will-make-you-happier-today.php

Reposters Note –

All of the above points are excellent – here are a few of more that work for us.

Take a really good liquid vitamin/mineral,  it keeps you feeling more upbeat and energized. Here is a link to the best one I have found.  Go check it outhttp://deb.awarenesslife.com/index.cfm?action=details&detail=complete

Get enough good sleep – most of us are sleep deprived then try to play catch-up which doesn’t work.

Get plenty of sunshine with out sunglasses. Sunshine stimulates the brain to make serotonin via light receptors in the eyes.

Up your Vitamin D intake – It is called the sunshine vitamin because your body can make it when skin is exposed to the sun but has also been proven to enhance mood. Most of us are deficient so getting more gets us more day to day happiness.

Sometimes we all just need a really good cry – watch a real tear-jerker – sob your heart out, you will have a great sleep and wake up feeling much lighter.

Join a group that does something you have always wanted to learn – you meet interesting people and get to do something you have always wanted too.

Volunteer – Doing something from the heart with others who are doing the same just plain makes you feel good. I find volunteers to be happy groups of people and Happiness is contagious.

Go Dancing – Music and exercise together – There is nothing better.

Green Weightloss Smoothie – Yummy

Yum and good for you!

Drink this daily and watch the pounds come off without fuss.

The recipe is two handfuls of baby spinach, 1 apple, 1 banana, 1 cup of yogurt, 5 strawberries, 1/2 orange.

Blend well and enjoy! Green smoothies will give you tons of energy!

Plain – pro-biotic yogurt is preferred.

Remember to drink lots of water through out the day.

For more great recipes – :Simply The Best You…Healthy and Happy

Personally – I would add 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil or 1 Tbsp Cold pressed Hemp Oil, or 2 heaping Tbsps of Hemp Hearts. Complex plant fats provide the body nutrient dense fats needed for optimal functioning. They promote weight loss while supporting the bodies daily need for good  Omega 3 and Omega 6 fats . They  also add a pleasant creaminess to the smoothie as well.

The fats give a feeling of satiation and fullness as do the bananas.  They are good sources to increase energy levels naturally so you are not running for a high calorie snack.

Change it up by adding a bit of raw ginger, fresh lemon juice, fresh Kale a few nuts or even a dash of Himalayan Sea Salt.

Should you find your smoothie a bit too thick add coconut water to dilute.

Freeze a well washed full lemon – add 1/4 of the lemon rind and all.  There are far more nutrients in the rind than in the pulp. Have it handy to add for those days you want a more cleansing alkaline effect.

I like personally like to replace the yogurt with a bit of coconut water and one of the oils. I get the creaminess without the dairy.

On busy days, I make a double batch, 1/2 for immediate consumption and 1/2 for later. Store it in the fridge or an insulated drink container to take with you,  if you are going to be out and about.

Enjoy!

WEED: A Dr. Sanjay Gupta Special + Additional Food for Thought

 A Dr. Sanjay Gupta Special

Quite an education that is long overdue. I have added a lot more information for you to chew on. Thank You for bringing the gift of your open mind.

If the video is unavailable above just follow this link to you tube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z68q-bwGGTg

Dr. Gupta has my appreciation and gratitude for broaching this topic in such methodical well researched documentary.

Ricki Lake also hi-lighted this topic earlier this year and showed us real lives, extremely changed for the better by appropriate use of Cannabis.

Ricki Lake Show Mykayla Comstock Parents BraveMykayla.com – Meet the Martha Stewart of Marijuana

Cannabis is a complex issue. Here is some additional information that really opened my eyes.

THE PARENTS/PEOPLE  IN THESE VIDEOS COULD BE ANY OF US. They were desperate, they listened, learned, took action.

It was information and education that opened their eyes and changed their whole world. THEY ARE NOT CRAZY – THEY ARE JUST MORE EDUCATED IN THE FACTS ABOUT CANNABIS.

What follows is some of the information available out there that really opened my eyes.

A must watch is found at the end of this post is The Best Marijuana Documentary (Canadian)

There is a lot of support in the Medical Community that can not be voiced due to retribution and loss of livelihood. Lets free our Medical Community to use this tool sooner rather than later. There is a lot of support also found in the Policing community as well, and they for the same reasons can not voice it.

The generation graduating today will change this if we do not. They are not afraid of Cannabis and believe it is safe. They will be reaping the legacy of huge health care deficits. They will force the issue out of financial necessity but from the basis of knowledge and science.

Your body makes cannabinoids naturally. It is in mothers milk to help make new born babies become hungry and learn to suckle.

A great article from Natural News, read the full article here,   Cannabinoids, like those found in marijuana, occur naturally in human breast milk

“Cell membranes in the body are naturally equipped with these cannabinoid receptors which, when activated by cannabinoids and various other nutritive substances, protect cells against viruses, harmful bacteria, cancer, and other malignancies. And human breast milk is an abundant source of endocannabinoids, a specific type of neuromodulatory lipid that basically teaches a newborn child how to eat by stimulating the suckling process.”

Don’t you find it interesting that the human body comes equipped with cannabinoid receptors and that when they are activated, they protect cells against viruses, harmful bacteria, cancer, and other malignancies

Isn’t it also interesting that human breast milk is an abundant source of endocannabinoids? We know most babies, when born, are endowed with the benefits of it’s mothers immunities for the first few months allowing the baby a chance to develop it’s own immune system more fully. Does it then,  not also make sense that these cannabinoids might need augmenting when our bodies are stressed by certain conditions like cancer?

We, all human beings come with built in equipment so our bodies can defend and repair itself through the use of cannabinoids.

HMMMMM!

So it would be logical to anticipate that if the body is unable to repair itself due  to being overwhelmed by viruses, harmful bacteria, cancer, and other malignancies – giving this substance to the body would enable it to revitalize that defense mechanism ?

Wouldn’t that then  explain the results of many studies over many decades showing a wide range of medicinal benefits to people who suffer from Parkinson’s to Cancer and pretty much every thing in between?.

Yet Marijuana/Cannabis has been criminalized and demonized, denying the public at large a safe effective medicinal solution with no horribly detrimental side effects when used appropriately.

Also very interestingly  – No one has ever died from a Cannabis overdose. The same cannot be said for many of the man made pharmaceuticals which treat the same health concerns.

Cannabis is a VEGTABLE

Raw Cannabis IS NOT PSYCHO-ACTIVE

Cannabis provides highly digestible globular protein, which is balanced for all of the Essential Amino Acids. Cannabis provides the ideal ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids. Critically, cannabis is the only known source of the Essential Cannabinoid Acids. It is clear that all 7 billion individuals would benefit from access to cannabis as a unique functional food.

Alcohol, a large portion of pharmaceuticals, glue, certain permanent markers, various hallucinogenic herbs, aspartame, tobacco etc. are all legal or legal but controlled.

Most street drugs and Cannabis/ Marijuana are illegal.

Of this group only Marijuana/Cannabis can be categorized as non lethal in all dosages.

What do the majority of these substances have in common WHEN NOT USED IN MODERATION:

  • can be addictive ,
  • impact brain development in the frontal cortex in people under  25,
  • cause panic attacks and paranoia.

Addiction Rates

  • Cannabis 9%
  • Heroin 23%
  • Cocaine 17%
  • Alcohol 15%

Deaths

0 attributable to cannabis use in the US in 2005. (http://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=000145)
79,000 attributable to excessive alcohol use in the US in 2005. (http://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/ardi.htm)
22,400 drug overdose deaths in the US in 2005, (http://www.drugfreeworld.org/about-us/about-the-foundation.html)
106,000 of those are the result of prescription drug use  (w.activistpost.com/2013/05/death-by-prescription-drugs-is-growing.html)
 
Drug overdose breakdown
  • Prescription Drugs 45% (Depressants, opioids and antidepressants)
  • Street Drugs Combined 39% (Amphetamine, Heroin, Methamphetamine, Cocaine)

Conclusions

  • Alcohol is the  second most deadly and the most accessible
  • Prescription Drugs are the most deadly and second most accessible
  • Street Drugs are third most deadly and accessible
  • Cannabis does not cause death
  • Cannabis is less addictive than street drugs or alcohol (no numbers readily available for prescription drug addiction)
  • Cannabis has numerous studies to support use as a medical alternative for numerous more dangerous pharmaceuticals.
  • Billions annually could be reallocated if cannabis was regulated, marketed and controlled similar to alcohol or tobacco.
  • Low THC – high Cannabinoid  strains could be grown without any more oversight than crops like wheat.
  • High THC – high Cannabinoid  strains could be grown with appropriate monitoring and security engaged during late growth stages and processing .
  • A legalized cannabis industry could create billions of dollars in income and a significant boost to jobs. This industry  properly handled could be a huge source of tax income.
  • We would solve many issues and have a multi billion dollar hemp economy as it can be used for 1000’s of products.
  • Proper education programs for young people could be created – give them the whole picture. Regulate high THC content Marijuana/Cannabis just like alcohol and tobacco
  • More youth in the United States drink alcohol than smoke tobacco or marijuana, making Alcohol the drug most used by American young people. (http://www.camy.org/factsheets/sheets/prevalence_of_underage_drinking.html)
  • Alcohol is the most used substance by young people and it has the highest death rate.
  • We are focusing on the wrong substance if the goal is to protect our people, young or older from themselves as alcohol has  much higher death and addiction rates and is consumed by a much larger segment of the population. It does not scientifically show many medical benefits.
  • Only a small minority would abuse Cannabis/Marijuana – they will do that whether it is legal or illegal.
  • Decriminalizing Cannabis would remove the criminal element from profiting, while freeing up resources that could be much better used elsewhere.  Just think how many less jail cells would be needed – the financial windfall from that alone would be staggering.

I, like most of you, have watched people use the recreational substances of alcohol and cannabis. Almost everyone has seen the nicest, smartest people become idiots when they drink more than moderate amounts.

People on an alcohol high (drunk)

  • Engage in riskier behavior
  • Show more dramatic emotional responses ( crying, fighting, are less easy to reason with, become agitated far more readily,
  • Are less coherent, often are unable to follow direct commands
  • Much more likely to have a physical reaction, vomiting, stumbling, falling, unconsciousness,
  • Addiction is very difficult to overcome, severe relapses can pose a huge threat to others

People on a cannabis high(stoned)

  • Are typically happy and easy to get along with
  • May seem more lethargic but in control of their faculties and bodies
  • May not show any noticeable physical reaction
  • Can follow direct commands
  • Addiction can be difficult to overcome, severe relapses typically only  pose a threat to themselves and that threat is the relapse into use.

In the event of a life threatening event, I would much prefer my children be in the hands of someone high on cannabis than someone who is drunk.

It is time to start really looking at the facts.

None of the above mind altering substances are toys for fun and games, whether they are legal or not. It is obvious and incontrovertible through scientific investigation and anecdotal experience that Cannabis causes the least negative impact socially and financially to society and the individual.

When juiced raw it is an unparalleled nutritional powerhouse with no hallucinogenic effects

Scientific studies of cannabis, some dating back decades show very significant medical efficacy.

The US government holds patents cannabinoids.

How is it any longer acceptable and accepted that a more realistic and practical categorization of Cannabis  be denied the populace at large?

How is it that we, as a civilized society continue to allow;

  • Billions upon Billions of wasted tax dollars and man hours on something that has never killed anyone.
  • Millions of patients to be subjected to Pharmaceuticals that further endanger their lives or quality of life due to destructive side effects, but continue to deny them access to a scientifically safer alternative.

THESE ARE QUESTIONS WE EACH NEED TO ASK OURSELVES.

I charge each and every one of you to ask any first responders you know, who they would rather deal have to deal with:

Someone who is using:

  • Cannabis
  • Alcohol
  • Prescription Drugs  (Depressants, opioids and antidepressants)
  • Street Drugs Combined  (Amphetamine, Heroin, Methamphetamine, Cocaine)
  • Or is not using anything but is in a heightened mental state like anger or psychosis.

I suspect you will get he same answer as I did. It was unanimous – the person using Cannabis.

There will always be those who will abuse substances, from mouth washes and aftershaves that contain alcohol to glue and gasoline that you can sniff. People have died from abusing each of those substances. Yet we didn’t make those substances unobtainable legally to the rest of the population. We the general public would never be in a position to compete and take any of that  business away.

On the other hand, if Cannabis were re-categorized, you could grow a marijuana plant in a pot in your apartment window and reap the health benefits. If everybody grew a few plants to juice and keep themselves healthy, that could cut into the profits derived from a lot of different products marketed commercially today,  Other companies would create  legal cannabis products like leaf juice that would still put most of that same money into the economy and health care legally.

If we were so inclined – we could make a number of alcohols in our homes  and grow their main in ingredients without breaking any laws.  Most of us choose not to. I believe the same would true of Cannabis. It being illegal makes it more attractive to the criminal element for it’s profitability.

Prohibition created a huge underground economy, large government enforcement agencies and made would be criminals out of  the general public.  The same has occurred with Cannabis and as you can see from the statistics above, it does a lot less harm. It is long past time to move forward.

Not so long ago many OTC drugs were mainly in the domain pharmacists. There were huge fears what  would happen out here in the real world. The reality is most of us use them as intended and a the few abuse them. Should we really expect anything different from Cannabis.

It clearly is not a cocaine. opium, heroin or ecstasy. Without the cachet and the profit, the criminal element would loose interest.

There could be huge business with so many spin off jobs and businesses. Only a bit of barley, wheat, corn etc goes into  making alcohol. Only a bit of certain plants at a certain point in maturation contain the THC which only becomes psychoactive when heated.

That is why it didn’t warrant the attention of the general public before 1937 and was in the hands of farmers and businesses.

One person, Henry J. Ainslinger, made it his mission to change this and make a name for himself. Others saw an opportunity to protect their interests and got on that bandwagon. Those interests are just as real today so the funding and support of the bandwagon continues.

Today we know so much more – Cannabis is no longer the big scary beast we were told it was. Due to the internet, that knowledge is out here for us all to see. The wheels are starting to fall off this bandwagon state by state and special interests and agendas can no longer keep up.

Soon it will translate to the Federal level as the old guard and their alliances are replaced. As the groundswell grows it will be interesting to see how it is dealt with by leadership candidates.

The various parts of Cannabis being sold through appropriate retailers would allow regulation and control. Pharmacies or liquor stores for the part that contains THC actives. The leaves which contain no THC could be harvested and be handled like wheat grass. The cold pressed oil and the hemp hearts  would go on the grocery shelves and the fiber would go out to industry to make canvas, rope, bio-fuel, pulp and paper fiber, cloth and 1000’s of everyday products.

There is no question, we have to start reducing health care costs. We as a society don’t have the resources to support the needs of our aging society without some major changes. More of us will be needing the solutions cannabis can provide. Many current pharmaceuticals come with costly negative side effects that require even further intervention.  Where possible, we must move to use the most effective, cost effective, responsible, least detrimental solutions. Cannabis is the only possible solution on the horizon that offers major change with an affordable price tag.

Cannabis could put as much legal employment and money into the economy as commodities like corn, wheat. soy,  canola or forest products.  You and I could grow any of these but we don’t bother too unless we have a market or a purpose.  We do buy the end products of these crops from retailers like department stores. liquor stores, grocery stores, pharmacies etc.

Marijuana/Cannabis was once a medicine available to our doctors. It was also a cash crop for the fiber. I know of European Immigrants who came to our area early last century who grew Hemp/Cannabis . Everything  was put to use, People made tea or incorporated Marijuana/Cannabis oil into foods including desserts. The leaf of the plant has no THC but has been shown to have huge stores of beneficial nutrients. THC concentrations were much lower but the cannabinoids were likely similar. The Hemp fiber portion was put to use in so many ways. The crops left the soil in very good condition for the next crop.

How can we get back to where this can be grown in gardens by you and all your neighbors.  Farmers can farm it freely. We can go back to using in our everyday life as a vegetable. Millions of trees could be saved every year, keeping our planet greener. Hemp/Cannabis being an annual crop is a very renewable resource and an excellent bio fuel source. Oil is not a renewable resource – we are using something we can not replace for future generations.

It is time to start considering the legacy we as a society are choosing to leave behind. When our actions serve only ourselves today – we serve no one. When our actions serve others – we provide service to everyone today and in the future.

Forward movement is happening as evidenced by the following article and the Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Ricki Lake and PBS broadcasts.

Note that industrial Marijuana contains very little if any THC – YET IT IS ALSO ILLEGAL TO GROW.

First major hemp crop in 60 years planted in Colorado

“Springfield, Colo., farmer Ryan Loflin on Monday planted the nation’s first industrial hemp crop (Cannabis Sativa) in almost 60 years,” The Denver Post reports.

Suck it, prohibition!

The United States banned the food, fuel and fiber in 1937, and we currently import tons of it, mostly from China. Below, Hemp for Victory, a piece of American propaganda during World War II detailing hemp’s rich history, which goes back thousands of years.

Uploaded on Aug 15, 2010 – Comments that followed the video

Produced by the US Government in 1942…Interesting to learn that Dupont Chemical funded the anti- hemp / marijuana effort. This is because they had patents on new synthetic fibers and Hemp had a new machine that would put them out of business if hemp were to be used for clothes. Dupont also sold – and still does many of the chemicals to wood pulp producers… so we continue to cut down forests… when Hemp could save millions of trees, be used as an alternative bio fuel and the US could easily grow enough hemp to eliminate the need for oil… so Big oil does not want hemp legal either. Neither do the drug companies… they can’t patent it. They would rather keep selling you their drugs. By keeping it illegal the lawyers, courts etc… also make a buck. You can only get high from the female flower – nobody has ever died from smoking a joint. Of course the alcohol and tobacco companies would prefer to keep their monopoly as well. So we have all the BIG Corporate players… against legalizing it. Yet if it were legalized – we would solve many issues and have a multi billion dollar hemp economy as it can be used for 1000’s of products. A few other good films to watch are run from the cure & hemp conspiracy – Google it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kybQTt…

I watched helplessly as my father, uncle, mother in law and father in law died very painfully wasting away from cancer. My great grandmother was tortured by Parkinson’s in her later years. I have an epileptic cousin,  whose life is a nightmare due to epilepsy induced by head trauma.  My husband has to use Oxycontin for pain from damage caused by 3 separate back injuries.

From what I have learned – each and every one of them could have been or could be spared so much agony. It angers me greatly, that we the masses have been and continue to be so duped and denied this natural medicine, this natural herb, this natural fiber and this natural oil,

I have 1 mother, I husband,  5 siblings, 4 children, 5 grandchildren. By today’s statistics, 1 in 3 of us will get cancer – that is 5 of us. I want us to have cannabis as a choice for our therapy so we don’t have to experience the nightmare medical choices for treatment currently available, most of which don’t work any better than they did 50 years ago. I want  the cannabis therapies to be legal, accessible and affordable. Our bodies are made to use cannabinoids – our newborns thrive on them in our breast milk. our bodies use them everyday to keep our brains, bodies and immune functions operating well.

Watching all these people in these videos regain their health and ability to function fully as contributing members of society,  removing them from needing so much of the health care budget, shows not only can they benefit, but potentially every single one of us.

From Diabetes to Alzheimer’s, from Parkinson’s to COPD, from MS to Cancer, from Lupus to Crohn’s, almost every imaginable condition including malnutrition and pregnancy would alleviated or improved by Cannabis in one of it’s various consumable forms. There is now the science from all over the world to show this.

Doesn’t It boggle your my mind, that we as a society, can all get brain washed against our best interest by a few with special interest agendas?

How is it that BIG BUSINESS and individual agendas have run our countries and promoted their twisted version of the facts AND WE LET THEM? Especially, when from all appearances, we the masses are THE BIGGEST LOSERS in this whole scenario.

We as North Americans need to support the Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s, Dr Shakefords and all of the other researchers who are bringing old and new information to light.

Our fore-bearers must be rolling in their graves constantly – watching us fall for the Propaganda – HOOK, LINE and SINKER.

My grandfather was a soldier after WWI, My father and uncles fought in WW11. That is a statement that true for many of us. Cannabis Sativa was grown to support the WW11 war effort.

My father got cancer and the cancer eventually killed him after putting him through extended torture. His brothers all but one died of various cancers – they too suffered unmercifully.

Yet when, they, my family  were dying horrible agonizing deaths from cancer – Cannabis was not a choice. The knowledge of it’s efficacy as a cancer cure and a pain medication were purposely hidden from us under the guise of Cannabis being a horrible drug.  A few involved in GOVERNMENTS, LAW and BIG BUSINESS not just the Pharmaceutical Giants were and continue to be complicit in the effort. That too will change as public opinion forces it to.

There are many effective cancer cures –  you can’t patent them. They are natural to this planet and should be available to every inhabitant. Prevention really is the key. Our bodies create aberrant cells every day. We have multiple defense mechanisms that prevent proliferation and cause those cells to die. Cannabinoids play a very large and crucial role in defending our bodies.

Exercise, hydration, nutrition oxygenation, circulation, detoxification, PH balance, adequate quality sleep, a positive attitude, a supportive belief system are tools for a optimally functioning Immune System. Cannabinoids dramatically improve functioning of a compromised immune system. THC plays a huge role in pain control, aberrant brain function, mood and anxiety reduction.

This blog was created to share information on simple choices that can provide the body what it needs to create better health and wellness. It would be irresponsible for me to ignore Cannabis, when it is clearly a is a scientifically supported solution.

One of those choices for some people will be cannabis in various forms. For Cannabis to be available to everyone who is in need, regulation and laws need to change as well as false beliefs. Education and research will pave the way  for change. Thanks to Dr.Sanjay Gupta and his approach, the lines of communication will be expanded on this topic, getting this message into the mainstream.

Research shows us:

“Cell membranes in the body are naturally equipped with these cannabinoid receptors which, when activated by cannabinoids and various other nutritive substances, protect cells against viruses, harmful bacteria, cancer, and other malignancies.  Human breast milk is an abundant source of endocannabinoids, a specific type of neuromodulatory lipid that basically teaches a newborn child how to eat by stimulating the suckling process.”

Through lies and false propaganda – THIS CHOICE HAS BEEN STOLEN FROM US. WE NEED TO CORRECT THAT SITUATION sooner rather than later – we owe it to our for-bearers, ourselves and our children.

Get educated, active and involved – no matter your age, race, color, creed, sex, or religion – no matter who you are, this affects your future choices in so many areas.

Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, stated over a thousand years ago  “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”

We need to start embracing his wisdom and reclaiming this treasure from nature for the use and benefit of everyone. On an individual health basis, good natural nutrient rich food, herbs and spices have been a mainstay and remain so.

The list of diseases and conditions that see beneficial results from cannabis therapy in one of it’s various forms is truly staggering. The most effective results are obtained from the real plant.

We, every mother, father, brother, sister, son, daughter, niece or nephew who has someone in our life who has or is suffering needlessly are the ones who need to speak up and do our part for change to occur.

Change that is long overdue and much needed. It can come about and it will as sure as the sun will rise tomorrow. 100 years from now this prohibition will be looked back upon much like the Alcohol Prohibition. That was changed because of the masses speaking up, so will this situation.

Pharmaceutical companies have created some synthetic drugs but the efficacy is not there and likely never will be.

Illnesses Treatable with Medical Cannabis Therapy

Pain relief

Glaucoma

Spasticity in multiple sclerosis

Alzheimer’s disease

Breast cancer

HIV/AIDS

Brain cancer

Opioid dependence

Controlling ALS symptoms

Crohn’s Disease

Diabetes

http://www.unitedpatientsgroup.com/resources/illnesses-treatable

Below is a general list of ailments with symptoms or ailments that proponents claim can be treated with medical marijuana.

There may be some duplication from the list above
Acquired Hypothyroidism Hepatitis C,
Acute Gastritis HIV/AIDS ,
Agoraphobia Hospice Patients,
AIDS Related Illness Huntington’s Disease,
Alcohol Abuse Hypertension,
Alcoholism Hyperventilation,
Alopecia Areata Hypoglycemia,
Alzheimer’s Disease Impotence,
Amphetamine Dependency Inflammatory Autoimmune-mediated Arthritis,
Amyloidosis Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD),
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Insomnia,
Angina Pectoris Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED),
Ankylosis Intractable Vomitting,
Anorexia Lipomatosis,
Anorexia Nervosa Lou Gehrig’s Disease,
Anxiety Disorders  Lyme Disease,
Any Chronic Medical Symptom that Limits Major Life Activities Lymphoma,
Arteriosclerotic Heart Disease Major Depression,
Arthritis  Malignant Melanoma,
Arthritis (Rheumatoid) Mania,
Arthropathy, Gout Melorheostosis,
Aspergers Meniere’s Disease,
Asthma Motion Sickness,
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS),
Autism Multiple Sclerosis (MS),
Autoimmune Disease Muscle Spasms,
Back Pain  Muscular Dystrophy,
Back Sprain Myeloid Leukemia,
Bell’s Palsy Nail-Patella Syndrome,
Bipolar Disorder Nightmares,
Brain Tumor, Malignant Obesity,
Bruxism Obsessive Compulsive Disorder,
Bulimia Opiate Dependence,
Cachexia Osteoarthritis,
Cancer  Panic Disorder,
Cancer, Adrenal Cortical  Parkinson’s Disease,
Cancer, Endometrial  Peripheral Neuropathy,
Cancer, Prostate Peritoneal Pain,
Cancer, Testicular Persistent Insomnia,
Cancer, Uterine  Porphyria
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Post Polio Syndrome (PPS),
Cerebral Palsy Post-traumatic Arthritis,
Cervical Disk Disease Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),
Cervicobrachial Syndrome Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS),
Chemotherapy Prostatitis,
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Psoriasis,
Chronic Pain  Pulmonary Fibrosis,
Chronic renal failure Quadriplegia,
Cocaine Dependence Radiation Therapy, (Learn more)
Colitis Raynaud’s Disease,
Conjunctivitis Reiter’s Syndrome,
Constipation Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS),
Crohn’s Disease Rheumatoid Arthritis,
Cystic Fibrosis Rheumatoid Arthritis,
Damage to Spinal Cord Nervous Tissue Rosacea,
Darier’s Disease Schizoaffective Disorder,
Degenerative Arthritis Schizophrenia,
Degenerative Arthropathy Scoliosis,
Delirium Tremens Sedative Dependence,
Dermatomyositis Seizures,
Diabetes, Adult Onset Senile Dementia,
Diabetes, Insulin Dependent Severe Nausea,
Diabetic Neuropathy Shingles (Herpes Zoster),
Diabetic Peripheral Vascular Disease Sinusitis,
Diarrhea Skeletal Muscular Spasticity,
Diverticulitis Sleep Apnea,
Dysthymic Disorder Sleep Disorders,
Eczema, Spasticity,
Emphysema, Spinal Stenosis,
Emphysema, Sturge-Weber Syndrome (SWS),
Endometriosis, Stuttering,
Epidermolysis Bullosa, Tardive Dyskinesia (TD),
Epididymitis, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ),
Epilepsy, Tenosynovitis,
Felty’s Syndrome, Terminal Illness,
Fibromyalgia, Thyroiditis,
Friedreich’s Ataxia, Tic Douloureux,
Gastritis, Tietze’s Syndrome,
Genital Herpes, Tinnitus,
Glaucoma, Tobacco Dependence,
Glioblastoma Multiforme, Tourette’s Syndrome,
Graves Disease, Trichotillomania,
Headaches, Cluster, Viral Hepatitis,
Headaches, Migraine, Wasting Syndrome,
Headaches, Tension, Whiplash,
Hemophilia A, Wittmaack-Ekbom’s Syndrome,
Henoch-Schonlein Purpura, Writers’ Cramp,

Here are few links to some very informative offerings – but there is so much more.

PBS DOCUMENTARY – Clearing the Smoke: The Science of Cannabis

http://watch.montanapbs.org/video/1825223761/

The Best Marijuana Documentary (Canadian)

LEAF

The Power of RAW Cannabis..avi

Cannabis Facts – Nutrition, (Hemp Oil, Hemp Hearts)

Cannabis International Foundation – A Resource For The Dietary And Medicinal Study And Use Of Cannabis

Learn about the amazing health benefits of juicing raw cannabis (marijuana) leaves

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/035759_cannabis_juicing_health.html#ixzz2c3zuVndQ

Smart Phone Pictures Pose Huge Privacy Risks – News Report Shows How To Guard Your Privacy

Smart Phone Pictures Pose Huge Privacy Risks – News Report Shows How To Guard Your Privacy

THIS STORY WAS ORIGINALLY AIRED 11/09/2010 – BUT IS JUST AS IMPORTANT TODAY!

WARNING!!!! If you take photos with your cell phone, If you, your kids or grand kids take pics from your phone —  You need to WATCH THIS!

This is truly alarming – please take the time to watch.  Learn how to protect yourself and your family by disabling the picture Geo-tagging function on your Smartphone.

At the end of this news report, LEARN how to set your phone so you don’t run this risk of sharing  photo tracking information !

PLEASE PASS THIS INFO ON TO ANYONE YOU KNOW WHO TAKES PICTURES WITH THEIR CELL OR SMART PHONE AND POSTS THEM ONLINE.

TAKE THE RECOMMENDED PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT ANYONE YOU TAKE AND SHARE PICTURES OF ONLINE.

Anyone who posts pictures of children online needs this information.

If you have children or grandchildren you NEED to watch this.  Most of us had no idea this could happen from taking pictures on any smart phone or cell phone and posting them online. It’s scary how much information can unwittingly be made available to the pubic .

Posted: 11/09/2010

  • By: Russ Ptacek By: Russ Ptacek

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KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Pictures you’ve e-mailed or uploaded from your smartphone could be leaking location information threatening your safety or that of your children.

“Perfect, just like that,” cooed NBC Action News staffer Susanne McDonald to her four-year-old daughter Laine as she took a series of smartphone pictures. “Ready? One, two, three! Good Girl.”

We loaned McDonald and Laine a smartphone to see just how threatening a seemingly innocent snapshot could be once loaded online.

Police are concerned

“It’s frightening,” said Leawood School Resource Police Officer Mark Chudik when we showed him what we had uncovered.

We combed Twitter and sites like Facebook , Craig’s List, and Photobucket .

We searched by entering the names of area cities.  We easily identified the home addresses and play areas of children whose pictures were posted by their parents.

“That is legitimately terrifying,” said McDonald when we showed her information we obtained from pictures she posted of daughter Laine.

It’s a new and frightening threat to parents.

The full risk is even an unknown to many internet crime experts, like Chudik, who said he’d never seen private information shared so quickly in such an unknown manner.

He calls the hidden smartphone data today’s biggest risk online.

“It’s probably going to be number one for a while,” Chudik said.

Technique involves free, easily available software

Chudik used a free browser add-on to click on pictures of four-year-old Laine.

He not only found her home when he clicked on a picture of her bedroom, but located her day care, favorite fast food shop, and the specific part of the park where she plays.

“The fact that they found the bedroom is terrifying,” McDonald said. “Scary, like terrifying. Especially as a parent because of the fact that you can see the exact place of it.”

We searched online servers by local cities creating a menu of nearby children and their locations.

With one online bedroom picture, we were able to find the home of two Olathe brothers.

When we went to their home to warn their parents, they declined to comment, but did change the settings on their Photobucket account to private.

How it works

At UMKC, computer science Professor Deep Medhi says smartphones leave a high-tech invisible trail using the same geotracking technology that enables the social website Foursquare and handheld map apps.

“Exactly like in your GPS device in your car,” Medhi said. “When you do it, it can tell you exactly where it is.”

Medhi showed how the easily-obtained software can translate geotagged photos, uploaded or linked from popular websites, into maps.

“Exactly that spot where that picture was taken,” Medhi said.

How to deactivate your geotagging

The site icanstalku.com reposts pictures from unwitting Twitter users in real time, translating their photos into actual addresses and maps.

The site also lists a how to deactivate geotagging on the iPhone, Blackberry with GPS, Google Android, and Palm WebOS.

The site recommends restricting which applications can access GPS marking, or turning off location services altogether, in your smartphone settings.

“You want to be able to do it almost on a picture basis,” Medhi said.

“I don’t think you can think of anything worse than a stranger knowing all that information,” said Officer Chudik.

Experts say you can still be perfectly safe by turning off GPS settings before taking pictures you plan to post online and by keeping your online photo servers restricted to private.

Read more: http://www.kshb.com/dpp/news/local_news/investigations/smartphone-picture-uploads-can-reveal-the-location-of-your-children%27s-home,-school,-and-play-areas#ixzz2bvPBNbQa