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The Obama administration will formally adopt an ambitious regulation for cutting greenhouse-gas pollution on Monday, requiring every state to reduce emissions from coal-burning power plants and putting the country on a course that could change the way millions of Americans get their electricity.
A retooled version of the administration’s Clean Power Plan, first proposed a year ago, will seek to accelerate the shift to renewable energy while setting tougher goals for slashing carbon emissions blamed for global warming, according to administration officials briefed on the details.
The new plan sets a goal of cutting carbon pollution from power plants by 32 percent by the year 2030, compared with 2005 levels — a 9 percent jump from the previous target of 30 percent — while rewarding states and utility companies that move quickly to expand their investment in solar and wind power.
Collin Brown walked into a 7-Eleven in Redmond, Washington, last Wednesday and got himself a Slurpee.
“She said, ‘You’re in the military?’ I said, ‘Yes,’” Brown recounted to KIRO-TV.
Then came the response that threw Brown for a loop: “She said, ‘I can’t serve you.’”
“And honestly, I was at that point in shock,” he told the station. “I asked, ‘Are you serious?’”
Brown told KIRO he asked the clerk what the problem was, but it isn’t clear if she responded when he pulled out his driver’s license to prove his age.
“I asked for her manager’s information and at that point I was able to make the purchase,” he told the station.
Soon Brown’s angry friends and relatives posted about the alleged incident on Facebook, and soon over 12,000 people were spreading the news to military posts around the country.
“I think it’s understandable that people would be upset about it,” Brown told KIRO. “I think anyone in this position would be upset.”
A 7-Eleven corporate representative told KIRO the report was “distorted” and that the organization has always supported and promoted the military. The store in question is owned locally, but the owner didn’t respond to KIRO’s messages requesting comment.
Brown told KIRO that isn’t true and 7-Eleven should look into this more deeply, review surveillance video and perhaps retrain its employees.
“The day of the attack, you delivered a statement. You didn’t even have the decency to stand up,” he said.
The Marine then ticked off a list of shootings or deaths that Obama did stand up for while he spoke to the nation, including the Charleston shooting, the Boston bombings, the Baltimore riots, Michael Brown’s death, and the Washington Naval Yard shooting. He even stood up when singer Whitney Houston passed.
Rather than standing out of a sign of respect for the warriors who just gave their lives in military service to their country, “You sit slumped down in a chair and ramble through some poorly scripted apology that sounds as sincere as ‘if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor,’” he stated.
“Our Founding Fathers knew this day would come, so they left us, the people, the power to overcome,” he said. “Mr. Obama, you are a tyrant and nothing more.”
He called on the commander-in-chief to “step up and do what a president is supposed to do….If you want our respect, earn it, because right now all you have is our resentment.”
Officials in Iran have confirmed that a meteor has hit somewhere in the northern part of the country on July 30, 2015. The event happened a day before a very large fireball streaked over the sky of Argentina.
According to Mohammad Ali Ahani, director of Qazvin Crisis Management Staff, the meteor landed in Avaj, province of Qazvin. There are reports that some pieces of the rock have hit areas in Eshtahard, Alborz Province.
Unreal! Obama has released 65,565 convicted illegal Alien criminals over past 2 yrs!
Just because the folks at Planned Parenthood don’t really do mammograms with the tax dollars they get doesn’t mean they’re not experts in some things. Take, for example, the Planned Parenthood counselor who told what she thought was a 15-year-old girl about the sexy side of defecating.
Pro-life advocacy group Live Action released a second investigative video on July 15 showing what Planned Parenthood “counselors” teach minors in the name of “sex-ed”: sexual bondage and sadomasochism, and steering them to sex stores to “get educated.” In the latest video, a Colorado counselor told the Live Action investigator (posing as a minor) that “sexual exploration is normal” – and went so far as to suggest defecating and urinating on men as an option. Really. Only conservative media found the film worth reporting. Video Below.
Seventh-graders in all public and private schools in Rhode Island are now required to get the HPV vaccine.
Starting this fall, seventh-graders who do not get the vaccine will not be allowed to attend school unless their parents seek an exemption for medical or religious reasons, the Providence Journal reported Tuesday.
How to make a tincture:
DONT let the metal touch the vodka, same as apple cider vinegar…
Extra virgin olive oil
Glycerine can also be used as the solvent, but not always the best.
When making an oil infusion, you are not limited to one herb. You may choose to mix multiple herbs into one “brew,” to save space and time.
Once you have chosen the herb you wish to use, you are ready to begin the process of creating the infused oil. For this, you will need an oil of your choice, a quart sized glass jar and a lid for the jar. Olive oil works well, but once made, it can leave a greasy residue on the skin when used; it will, however, be tasteless. You may not care for the feeling it leaves on the skin.
Almond oil works well with this recipe, as it will not leave a greasy sensation on the skin. However, it is expensive. Coconut oil and vegetable oil is not recommended as the results will be extremely greasy and hard to easily handle.
You may choose to use freshly cut or dried herbs, but the potency of fresh is stronger than dried; powdered herbs are not recommended for oil infusions. Basically, you will need to use twice as much dried herb for the same potency as fresh, but the cost and availability of the herbs will be your deciding factor. An option to using a large amount of dried herb is to allow the infusion to “brew” longer.
When you are ready to begin, gather the ingredients to your workspace. If you wish to use more than one herb per infusion, mix them together.
Fill the glass jar about ¼ from the bottom; if you are using fresh, fill it half way. The amount does not have to be exact. Once the herbs are in the jar, fill the jar to at least two inches above the top of the herb. Use a spoon to push any floating herbs to the bottom of the jar, making sure that all air bubbles are released, and that there are no parts of the plants exposed to air.
Once done, place the lid on the jar, and set it in a dark, cool place. It will need to infuse for about four weeks, and the longer it infuses, the better. Every few days, stir the contents of the jar, again making sure no parts of the plants are exposed to air. This will prevent molding. If you see or smell any mold, dispose of it all and start over. This is unlikely, however, if you follow the above directions and use fresh oil.
When the time period has passed and the infused oil is ready to use, you will need to strain the contents of the jar in cheesecloth, making sure to remove the large debris from the oil. Compost or dispose of the left over plants properly.
You now have an herbal infused oil, ready to use in whatever recipe or method you need.
When stored in a cool, dry place, with a tight lid, the oil should stay usable for at least six months without refrigeration.
Many people are searching for natural, healthy alternatives to medications for the heart. One of the best ways to gain tone in the heart muscles is the Hawthorne herb.
Hawthorne (lt. Crataegus orycantholdes) has been shown in studies across the globe as one of the best herbs available for heart health. It has been shown to help equalize blood pressure, lower the pulse rate, and increase strength of the heart’s contractions, especially when used for an extended time. Hawthorne can also reduce hardening of the arteries and arrhythmia.
The German governmental agency called Kommission E, which produces guides on the safe manufacture and dosing procedures of herbs as medicines, has shown that it also helps when working in low oxygen conditions and improves physical capacity and capabilities.
An easy way to gain the health benefits that Hawthorn contains is in the creation of tinctures.
Tinctures are created by first placing an herb or mix of herbs into a “solvent,” usually alcohol, vinegar or glycerine. After a period of time, the medicinal properties of the herb are infused into the solvent, and can then be used.
To make a Hawthorn tincture, one must have a mason, or other jar with a sealing lid. Then, pick fresh or purchase hawthorn. Dried hawthorn herb is available and works well, but hawthorn in powdered form is not quite as potent.
Place the hawthorn into the jar, and then pour alcohol of at least 80 proof over the herb. 100 proof vodka works best, as approximately half of the constituent compounds in the herb will dissolve into alcohol, and the other half into water. Since 100 proof vodka is half water and half alcohol, this solvent will break down the chemical composition of the herb as much as possible.
The alcohol should cover the herb fully, and raise to a level at least two (2) inches above the top of the herb. Push down the plant material with a utensil, making sure that none is exposed to air. All air bubbles trapped under the herb should be released. Then, seal the jar with the lid, and place it into a cool, dry, dark place for a period of at least four (4) weeks.
You should stir the contents of the jar every few days, making sure that there is no plant material exposed to the air to prevent any molding occurring.
After four weeks, the tincure will be ready to use. A longer time period will not be adverse, but bear in mind that the fresher the herb was at the beginning, the longer of a time period will be needed. No more than six weeks, in any case, should be needed.
Once the time has passed, strain the contents of the jar out with a cheesecloth. You may then store the tincture in the jar itself, or decant into smaller bottles for easier use. The tincture, when made with this method, will be preserved for at least two (2) years when stored properly in a cool, dark place.
If alcohol is unacceptable to use in this solution, apple cider vinegar or glycerine can replace it easily. The time period with these other solutions, however, will be a little longer, and the potency not as efficient. Also, if vinegar is used, do not use a jar with a metal lid, as it will quickly destroy the lid, spoiling the entire mix.
One quarter of a teaspoon daily, mixed in any drink, would be an approximate dose for adults, and less for children.
Considering the growing concern over good heart health, as well as the rising cost of medications, using this tincture will allow you access to the potent health benefits of Hawthorn, easily and safely, at a low cost.
There are many health benefits to the Comfrey plant, which have been known for centuries. Different names have been given to the herb that signify the potent healing abilities it grants.
- What is Comfrey
The most common variety of Comfrey found in natural food and herbal stores is Symphytum uplandicum. This genus, also known as Russian Comfrey, is a sterile plant; it does not produce seeds. Instead, it grows by root cuttings, making growth easier to control than in other Comfrey varieties. Each time a root is cut and replanted, a new growth will occur. Comfrey which is not sterile can swiftly overwhelm the area it grows in.
The plant mainly grows in watery, temperate climates and cultivated multiple times through the growing season.Each part of the herb is useful.
- Other Names for Comfrey
One of the oldest names given to Comfrey is “knit bone” or “bone set.” Comfrey, when made into a poultice and placed over the site of a fractured bone, will increase the speed that the fracture heals dramatically.
Bruisewort is another common name for Comfrey, likely due to its ability to reduce the swelling around bruised or sprained areas. As with a broken bone, using a poultice on the area will speed the recovery time significantly.
Other names for Comfrey include consound, wallwort, black root and gum plant.
- Super Skin Healing
Comfrey has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, making it useful for any skin disorders. Cuts, scrapes and burns benefit from Comfrey by applying it with as a poultice or a bandage dipped into a cool tea made with the plant.
Research has shown that the skin healing properties of the plant is due to Allantoin, a main component of Comfrey The skin cell regenerative effects of this compound are so potent, in fact, that pharmaceutical companies are attempting to develop synthetic versions for use in medicines.
It is important to clean any wounds as thoroughly as possible before applying Comfrey New skin grows so rapidly that any foreign material left in the wound can get trapped, remaining underneath the new growth.
These skin healing properties of Comfrey were once used frequently by combat medics and battlefield doctors.
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The herb is high in vitamins A, B12 and C and protein, as well as minerals such as iron, potassium and magnesium.
One may eat Comfrey as any other leafy vegetable, such as lettuce or parsley. Ingested this way or as a tea aids in many intestinal disorders, ulcers and hemorrhoids. Since Comfrey is highly mucilaginous, it is also very effective in granting relief from dysentery and diarrhea.
The herb is very useful in promoting cardiovascular health and healing respiratory disorders, and will heal sores in the mouth and throat.
- How Comfrey Is Used
Comfrey is usable as a poultice, tea or infused into tinctures or oils.
Since it is easily administered and grants so many useful health benefits, many herbalists and homeopathic practitioners depend on Comfrey for their remedies.
Calendula, also known as the pot marigold, is a flower with golden-colored petals grown primarily in North America and Europe to bring beauty to gardens. However, it has many health benefits, as well, which have been known and used for several centuries.
What It is
The most commonly cultivated genus of Calendula is known as Calendula Officinalis. This flower is a perennial, and is an easily-growing member of the daisy family. The name is likely derived from the fact that it blooms near the first of the month in its growing season.
Though it is commonly known in some areas as the “pot marigold,” it is not related to other plants known as marigolds.
It’s In The Skin
The most well-known health benefits of Calendula are those dealing with skin ailments of any kind.
Unless the user is allergic to the plant, there have been no reports of side effects or drug interactions when using the herb. Many herbalists and homeopathic practitioners take advantage of this to enhance the potency of many of their products.
Calendula will, when properly prepared, heal skin disorders, such as ulcerations, eczema, boils and lesions. It will also reduce inflammation caused by bruising and cuts.
If made into a tincture or tea and taken internally, Calendula will promote healing of ailments in the digestive tract. It will lessen the effects of ulcers in the stomach, mouth or throat.
Since it is a “bitter,” it will soothe indigestion and stimulate the liver and gall bladder. This aids the body when digesting food, especially food high in fat. Drinking warm Calendula tea after dinner will help prevent heartburn.
Calendula is an astringent; this means that it will reduce swelling in bodily tissues. Sprains, bruises and the tissues surrounding broken bones are greatly helped by applying a Calendula poultice. Skin outbreaks that cause inflammation, such as ulcers, boils or acne, will also benefit from this property.
Dry Skin No More
Calendula is ideal for any skin ailment that causes dry or cracked skin.
“Cradle cap,” as well as sore, cracked or dried nipples in nursing mothers benefit greatly from using the herb. A tea made from the flower can also cure yeast infections and conjunctivitis; a tincture will help with athlete’s foot, herpes and varicose veins.
Upping The Anti
The Calendula plant has anti-microbial properties, making it effective in treating ringworm and scabies, and rinsing the scalp after a lice infestation will help heal any damage done.
There is ongoing research into its anti-cancer properties; it has been found useful in treating cancers, such as Heren’s Carcinoma.
It also has anti-genotoxic qualities. Chemical compounds and radiation can cause cellular integrity to degrade at the core, by mutating the genetic material that makes it up. Calendula can reduce the effects of exposure to these toxins, preventing tumors from developing.
Calendula has been used for many years in the cosmetics industry. Primarily being found in lotions and face creams, Calendula will reduce the signs of aging over time.
Easy To Use
Since this plant is simple to grow in many soil types and climates, taking advantage of the many health benefits of Calendula is easy to do.
Natural herbal lip balms are easy to create and safe to use, and bring many health benefits to you.
The first part of making a home-made, natural lip balm is patience; you must create herb infused oils with the herbs that you will be adding to the balm, which is a time-consuming process. Herbal oils are, however, easy to make and, once completed, have many beneficial health properties.
The most common herbs used in this recipe are Comfrey, which is well known for its wound healing properties and promotes the rapid growth of new skin cells, and Calendula, which is excellent for dry, cracked skin. Since most lip balms are made to help heal chapped and sore lips, these two herbs make a potent combination.
However, any herbs that you choose for their health benefits, will be useful.
The materials needed for this lip balm recipe are :
- 1 cup total of the herb infused oils
- 2 ounces of beeswax
- Emptied and cleaned candy tins, lip balm tubes, or other container to hold final product
- Vitamin E capsule (the liquid type) and needle (optional, see below)
- Flavoring extract of choice
- Double boiler or pan
- Heat source
This recipe will fill about 24 standard sized lip balm containers, and can be easily adjusted down to suit your needs.
Gather the ingredients into your workspace, and prepare the containers for the lip balm. If you are using standard lip balm tubes, stand them on end to make pouring of the liquid easy. It is a good idea to place them close together, as, once the product is ready to pour, it will very rapidly harden.
One cup of your herb infused oil will be needed in total. If you are using multiple oils, measure them out in whatever configuration you wish. As an example, if you are using Comfrey, Calendula and Saint Johns Wort, use 1/3 cup of each, adding to 1 cup total.
A double boiler is the easiest heating source to use, but any pan will work; a double boiler will make it easier to melt the wax without scalding it.
Heat the double boiler or pan on low heat, and place the 2 ounces of beeswax in it to melt. Stir often, until the wax is completely melted. At this point, add in the 1 cup of herb infused oil . Do not be concerned when it seems to “look weird;” the oil that you added is cooler than the melted beeswax, and it is simply needing to re-melt again.
Add in drops of your flavoring extract. Peppermint, root beer and raspberry work great for this recipe, but any flavoring you wish to use will work. The amount of drops you put in will depend on the flavoring involved. If it is a strong flavor, such as peppermint or lavender, five (5) drops should be enough. If it is a light flavor – raspberry, strawberry, lemon, etc – you should use more. Essentially, this is a matter of personal taste. The more you use, the more flavorful the lip balm will be.
When the mix is fully melted once more, turn off the heat. Poke a hole in the Vitamin E capsule and squeeze the liquid into the mix, stirring it all well. The Vitamin E will act as a preservative, allowing you to keep the lip balm for a longer period before spoiling. This step is optional; if you are only making a small amount, and plan to use it all within six months, it will not need to be preserved. If you think it will be around longer, use the Vitamin E. It is not a bad idea either way, however.
The next step is to pour the liquid into the waiting containers. You may wish to pour the contents of the pan into a cup with an easier-to-pour lip before pouring it into the containers; this makes things much less messy. This step is, again, up to you.
You will notice the liquid hardening quite swiftly once removed from the heat source. If you are unable to pour it all into the containers in time, simply remelt it and pour again, repeating as necessary.
This natural, herb infused oil lip balm will store in a cool, dry place for six months without preservation, and may be used as often as needed.
Here’s the list:
1. Alfalfa: Relieves digestion and is used to aid blood clotting. Contemporary uses included treatment of arthritis, bladder and kidney conditions and bone strength. Enhances the immune system.
2. Aloe: A cactus-like plant. The thick leaves can be squeezed to extrude a thick sap that can be used to treat burns, insect bites and wounds.
3. Aspen: The inner bark or xylem is used in a tea to treat fever, coughs and pain. It contains salicin, which also is found in willow trees and is the foundation ingredient for aspirin.
4. Bee pollen: When mixed with food it can boost energy, aid digestion and enhance the immune system. If you’re allergic to bee stings you will most likely be allergic to bee pollen.
5. Beeswax: Used as a salve for burns and insect bites, including bee stings. Intended to only be used externally.
6. Blackberry: The root, bark and leaves when crushed and infused in a tea are used to treat diarrhea, reduce inflammation and stimulate the metabolism. As a gargle it treats sore throats, mouth ulcers and inflammation of the gums.
7. Black Raspberry: The roots of this plant are crushed and used as a tea or boiled and chewed to relieve coughs, diarrhea and general intestinal distress.
8. Buckwheat: The seeds are used in soups and as porridge to lower blood pressure, help with blood clotting and relieve diarrhea.
9. Cayenne: The pods are used as a pain reliever when taken with food or drunk in a tea. Also used to threat arthritis and digestive distress. It is sometimes applied to wounds as a powder to increase blood flow and act as an antiseptic and anesthetic to numb the pain.
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10. Chamomile: The leaves and flowers are used as a tea to treat intestinal problems and nausea.
11. Chokecherry: Considered by Native American tribes as an all-purpose medicinal treatment, the berries were pitted, dried and crushed into a tea or a poultice to treat a variety of ailments. These include coughs, colds, flu, nausea, inflammation and diarrhea. As a salve or poultice it is used to treat burns and wounds. The pit of the chokecherry – much like apple seeds – are poisonous in high concentrations. Be sure to pit the cherries if you’re considering this for any use.
12. Echinacea: Also known as purple coneflower, this is a classic Native American medicine that is used to strengthen the immune system, fight infections and fever. It also is used as an antiseptic and general treatment for colds, coughs and flu.
13. Eucalyptus: The oil from the leaves and roots is a common treatment when infused in a tea to treat coughs, sore-throat, flu and fever. It’s used to this day as an ingredient in cough drops.
14. Fennel: A plant with a licorice flavor, this is used in a tea or chewed to relieve coughs, sore-throat, aid digestion, offer relief to diarrhea and was a general treatment for colds. It also is used as a poultice for eye relief and headaches.
15. Feverfew: Used to this day as a natural relief for fever and headaches – including severe headaches like migraines – it also can be used for digestive problems, asthma and muscle and joint pains.
16. Feverwort: Another fever remedy that also is used for general pain, itching and joint stiffness. It can be ingested as a tea or chewed, or crushed to a paste as a salve or poultice.
17. Ginger root: Another super plant in Native American medicine, the root was crushed and consumed with food, as a tea or a salve or poultice. Known to this day for its ability to aid digestive health, it also is anti-inflammatory, aids circulation and can relieve colds, coughs and flu, in addition to bronchitis and joint pain.
18. Ginseng: This is another contemporary herb that has a history that goes back across cultures for millennia. The roots were used by Native Americans as a food additive, a tea and a poultice to treat fatigue, boost energy, enhance the immune system and help with overall liver and lung function. The leaves and stems also were used, but the root has the most concentration of active ingredients.
19. Goldenrod: Commonly thought of today as a source of allergies and sneezing, it was actually considered another all-in-one medicine by Native Americans. As a tea, an addition to food and a topical salve, it is used to treat conditions from bronchitis and chest congestion to colds, flu, inflammation, sore throats and as an antiseptic for cuts and abrasions.
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20. Honeysuckle: The berries, stems, flowers and leaves are used to topically treat bee stings and skin infections. As a tea, it is used to treat colds, headaches and sore throat. It also has anti-inflammatory properties.
21. Hops: As a tea it is used to treat digestive problems and often mixed with other herbs or plants, such as aloe, to soothe muscles. It also is used to soothe toothaches and sore throat.
22. Licorice: Roots and leaves can be used for coughs, colds, sore throats. The root also can be chewed to relieve toothaches.
23. Mullein: As an infusion in tea or added to a salad or other food, this is a plant that has been used by Native Americans to treat inflammation, coughs and congestion and general lung afflictions. It is quite common and you probably have it growing in your backyard or somewhere close.
24. Passion flower: The leaves and roots are used to make a tea to treat anxiety and muscle pain. A poultice for injuries to the skin such as burns, insect bites and boils also can be made from passion flower.
25. Red clover: It grows everywhere and the flowers, leaves and roots are usually infused in a tea or are used to top food. It is used to manage inflammation, improve circulation and treat respiratory conditions.
26. Rose hip: This is the red to orange berry that is the fruit of wild roses. It is already known to be a massive source of vitamin C and when eaten whole, crushed into a tea or added to food it is used to treat colds and coughs, intestinal distress, as an antiseptic and to treat inflammation.
27. Rosemary: A member of the pine family and used in food and as a tea to treat muscle pain, improve circulation and as a general cleanser for the metabolism.
28. Sage: A far-reaching shrub across much of North America, it is a natural insect repellent and can be used for the standard list of digestive disorders, colds and sore throat.
29. Spearmint: Used consistently by Native American tribes for treatment of coughs, colds, respiratory distress and as a cure for diarrhea and a stimulant for blood circulation.
30. Valerian: The root as an infusion in a tea relieves muscle aches, pain and is said to have a calming effect.
31. White Pine: Ubiquitous and the needles and the inner bark can be infused in a tea. Used as a standard treatment for respiratory distress and chest congestion.