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Creeping up to 7.5 billion already!
Keep in mind in 2012 (4 years ago) we hit 7 billion.
And less than 100 years ago (1927) we were only at 2 billion.
So we are on target to quadruple the world population in less than 100 years; 2027 is 11 years off yet, and they estimate we might not reach 8 billion until 2026, we will see if that is the case as from 6 to 7 billion it was 13 years lapse... so seems we will be hitting 7.5 a bit sooner than predicted!!??
PS> RISUG/Vasalgel (Male Contraceptive) FTW!

http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/

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Affordable, long lasting, 100% effective, reversible, non-hormonal, no side effects contraception option finally for guys, with possible future application for women. (**so far in trials)

DONATE HERE: https://parsemusfoundation.secure.nonprofitsoapbox.com/donate

VASALGEL, A MULTI-YEAR CONTRACEPTIVE
VasalgelTM is a long-acting, nonhormonal contraceptive with a significant advantage over vasectomy: it is likely to be more reversible. The procedure is similar to a no-scalpel vasectomy, except a gel is injected into the vas deferens (the tube the sperm swim through), rather than cutting the vas (as is done in vasectomy). If a man wishes to restore flow of sperm, whether after months or years, the polymer is flushed out of the vas with another injection.

Vasalgel was inspired by the work on a polymer contraceptive called RISUG®, which is in advanced clinical trials in India; some of the men have been using RISUG® for more than 15 years. But right now, only local men near the study sites in India are eligible for the trials, and formal reversibility studies have only been done in animals, not men.

In early 2010, Parsemus Foundation began developing a polymer contraceptive for the rest of the world outside India. The new polymer contraceptive is called Vasalgel™, and 12 months of rabbit studies have shown no sperm from the second semen sample onwards! Sperm flow quickly returned in rabbits that had the polymer flushed out. The goal is to have it on the market as an alternative to vasectomy as soon as possible, with the first clinical trial expected to begin in 2016.

Vasalgel is being developed by the foundation as a “social venture,” a company that makes enough money to stay afloat but not to make anybody rich, with affordable pricing and wide availability as its mandate. The social venture company within the foundation is moving fast on getting the first steps done; however, it won’t have enough money to finish the project, and has conducted fundraising campaigns which have helped to support the studies to date.

Want to see Vasalgel make it to market? Since long-term methods aren’t a big money-maker (it’s a lot more profitable to sell pills to men’s partners every month), big pharma isn’t interested– so we’re relying on public support.

The most detailed article can be found here about the history of RISUG: http://www.wired.com/magazine/2011/04/ff_vasectomy/all/1
And more recent article covering Vasalgel here: http://www.medicaldaily.com/male-birth-control-vasalgel-closer-becoming-reality-heres-everything-we-know-so-far-343032

Also see:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2258949611/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vasalgel/247731291917372
http://www.facebook.com/TheParsemusFoundation
https://www.facebook.com/malecontraceptive
http://www.facebook.com/MaleContraceptionInformationProject

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The 2015 wrap-up for Veganism in 20 minutes!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inHTd6QilPE

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Of all vertebrates on earth, humans are about 1/3rd by mass, livestock are about 2/3rds by mass! Wild animals only account for 5% by mass. 

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Instead of the tax dollars of the people going to subsidies for highly profitable corporations, Bernie Sanders wants to put the people's tax dollars to work helping the middle class families of this nation. One of the major examples of corporate welfare was during the financial crisis when the U.S. treasury and the Federal Reserve had to bailout the banks. City Group received 2.5 trillion in bailout money and Bank of America received 1.3 trillion in bailout money. Banks and corporations only like socialism when it benefits them and their profit margin. They like to privatize their profits and socialize their losses. "Privatizing profits and socializing losses" refers to the idea that corporations want to reserve financial gains for themselves and pass along losses to the rest of society, potentially through lobbying the government for assistance. This practice was criticized in the Wall Street bailout of 2007. Many of the these highly profitable corporations that receive subsidies dodge paying taxes through a loophole that allows them to store their money in overseas tax havens.These same corporations are the ones that are outsourcing American jobs to foreign companies to exploit cheap labor and the lack of environmental regulations in other nations. We need someone like Bernie Sanders who is willing to stand up to the greedy excesses of these unscrupulous corporate monopolies.
I got this information from Bernie Sanders website. He outlines the shady business practices of some of the biggest corporations that profit from government subsidies, dodging paying American taxes and outsourcing American jobs to foreign nations. Corporations that are willing to take any benefits that the U.S. has to offer but avoid any of the responsibility of investing back into the nation where they make their fortunes. 
Top 10 Corporate Tax Avoiders
1. General Electric

From 2008 to 2013, while GE made over $33.9 billion in United States profits, it received a total tax refund of more than $2.9 billion from the Internal Revenue Service.

G.E.’s effective U.S. corporate income tax rate over this six year period was -9 percent.

In 2012, GE stashed $108 billion in offshore tax havens to avoid paying income taxes. If this practice were outlawed, GE would have paid $37.8 billion in federal income taxes that year.

During the financial crisis, the Federal Reserve provided GE with $16 billion in financial assistance, at a time when its CEO Jeffrey Immelt was a director of the New York Federal Reserve.

GE has been a leader in outsourcing decent paying jobs to China, Mexico and other low-wage countries.

Mr. Immelt has a retirement account at General Electric worth an estimated $59 million and made $19 million in total compensation last year.

He is a member of the Business Roundtable, a group that wants to raise the eligibility age for Medicare and Social Security to 70, cut Social Security and veterans’ benefits, increase taxes on working families, and cut corporate taxes even further.

On December 6, 2002, Jeffrey Immelt said at an investors’ meeting, “When I am talking to GE managers, I talk China, China, China, China, China. You need to be there. You need to change the way people talk about it and how they get there. I am a nut on China. Outsourcing from China is going to grow to $5 billion. We are building a tech center in China. Every discussion today has to center on China. The cost basis is extremely attractive. You can take an 18 cubic foot refrigerator, make it in China, land it in the United States, and land it for less than we can make an 18 cubic foot refrigerator today, ourselves.” 

2. Boeing

From 2008 to 2013, while Boeing made over $26.4 billion in U.S. profits, it received a total tax refund of $401 million from the IRS. Boeing’s effective U.S. corporate income tax rate over this six-year period was -2 percent.

Boeing is one of the top recipients of corporate welfare in the United States and has outsourced tens of thousands of decent paying jobs to China and other low-wage countries.

Boeing even has its own taxpayer-funded bank known as the Export-Import Bank of the United States. Boeing has received so much corporate welfare from this bank that it has been dubbed “the Bank of Boeing.”

Boeing CEO W. James McNerney, Jr. made $23.3 million in total compensation last year. Mr. McNerney, as a member of the Business Roundtable, wants to raise the eligibility age for Medicare and Social Security to 70 and make significant cuts to Social Security.

3. Verizon

From 2008 to 2013, while Verizon made over $42.4 billion in U.S. profits, it received a total tax refund of $732 million from the IRS.

Verizon’s effective U.S. corporate income tax rate over this six-year period was -2 percent.

In 2012, Verizon stashed $1.8 billion in offshore tax havens to avoid paying U.S. income taxes. Verizon would owe an estimated $630 million in federal income taxes if its use of offshore tax avoidance was eliminated.

In 2013, Lowell McAdam, the CEO of Verizon made $15.8 million in total compensation. He wants to raise the eligibility age for Medicare and Social Security to 70, and make significant cuts to Social Security as a member of the Business Roundtable.

4. Bank of America

Bank of America received a $1.9 billion tax refund from the IRS in 2010, even though it made $4.4 billion in profits and received a bailout from the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department of more than $1.3 trillion.

In 2012, Bank of America operated more than 300 subsidiaries incorporated in offshore tax havens like the Cayman Islands, which has no corporate taxes.

In 2012, Bank of America stashed $17.2 billion in offshore tax havens to avoid paying U.S. income taxes. Bank of America would owe an estimated $4.3 billion in federal income taxes if its use of offshore tax avoidance strategies were eliminated.

Last year, Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan made $13.1 million in total compensation, but he wants to raise the eligibility age for Medicare and Social Security to 70, and make significant cuts to Social Security as a member of the Business Roundtable.

5. Citigroup

Citigroup made more than $4 billion in profits in 2010, but paid no federal income taxes. Citigroup received a $2.5 trillion bailout from the Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury during the financial crisis.

Citigroup has established 427 subsidiaries incorporated in offshore tax havens.

In 2012, it stashed $42.6 billion in offshore tax havens to avoid paying U.S. income taxes. Citigroup would owe an estimated $11.5 billion in federal income taxes if its use of offshore tax avoidance strategies were eliminated.

Michael Corbat, the CEO of Citigroup, made more than $17.6 million in total compensation last year.

6. Pfizer

Pfizer, one of the largest prescription drug companies in America, not only paid no federal income taxes from 2010 to 2012, it received $2.2 billion in tax refunds from the IRS at the same time it made $43 billion in profits worldwide.

In 2012, Pfizer stashed $73 billion in profits offshore and has used aggressive offshore tax strategies to avoid paying U.S. income taxes.

Ian Read, the CEO of Pfizer, made $17.7 million in total compensation last year.

Hank McKinnell, Jr., who was Pfizer’s CEO from 2001 to 2006, received a golden parachute from Pfizer worth an estimated $188 million.

7. FedEx

In 2011, Federal Express received a $135 million tax refund from the IRS even though it made more than $2.7 billion in U.S. profits that year.

FedEx receives more than $1 billion a year from the U.S. Postal Service to provide air service for all express mail and priority mail shipments.

Frederick Smith, the CEO of FedEx, made more than $12.6 million in total compensation last year.

8. Honeywell

From 2009 to 2010, not only did Honeywell pay no federal income taxes, it received a $510 million tax refund from the IRS even though it made a combined profit in the U.S. of almost $3 billion.

In 2012, Honeywell stashed $11.6 billion in offshore tax havens to avoid paying U.S. income taxes. Honeywell would owe an estimated $4.06 billion in federal income taxes if its use of offshore tax avoidance were eliminated.

David Cote, the CEO of Honeywell, made more than $25.4 million in total compensation last year.

Mr. Cote wants to raise the eligibility age for Medicare and Social Security to 70 and make significant cuts to Social Security as a member of the Business Roundtable.

9. Merck

In 2009, not only did Merck pay no federal income taxes, it received a $55 million tax refund from the IRS, even though it earned more than $5.7 billion in U.S. profits.

In 2012, Merck stashed $53.4 billion in offshore tax haven countries to avoid paying income taxes. If this practice was outlawed, it would have paid $18.69 billion in federal income taxes.

Fred Hassan, the CEO of Merck from 2003 to 2009, received a golden parachute worth an estimated $189 million.

Merck’s current CEO, Kenneth Frazier, has a retirement account worth an estimated $14.4 million.  He wants to raise the eligibility age for Medicare and Social Security to 70 and make significant cuts to Social Security as a member of the Business Roundtable.

10. Corning

From 2008 to 2012, not only did Corning pay no federal income taxes, it received a $10 million tax refund from the IRS, even though it earned more than $3.4 billion in U.S. profits during those years.

Corning has stashed $11.9 billion in offshore tax havens to avoid paying U.S. income taxes. Corning would owe an estimated $4.165 billion in federal income taxes if its use of offshore tax avoidance were eliminated.

Wendell Weeks, the CEO of Corning, has a retirement account worth an estimated $22.8 million.   Mr. Weeks wants to raise the eligibility age for Medicare and Social Security to 70 and make significant cuts to Social Security as a member of the Business Roundtable.
http://www.sanders.senate.gov/top-10-corporate-tax-avoiders
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Unity will be shown in Ottawa on August 12 & 13, in the evening. Time is not scheduled yet, but projected to be around 6:30-7pm.


Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcdEBU1iBqs
Sneek Peek: https://vimeo.com/35650521 
More: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rV8LKHbmvg
They give me goosebumps. 

Unity is a documentary film about how humanity is deeply connected to one another. Every human thought and every action has an affect on the world around us. Unfortunately, as our film portrays, for thousands of years, we have been fighting each other. So much blood has been shed because of the perception of differences between people, when in fact we are all made of the same matter and energy. You will learn that literally the stuff of the heavens is within us. All we have to do is step back and sit in our hearts. Once we recognize that deep-seated peace and presence within us, the veils of duality will vanish.

In this film, you will experience how all of us in the universe are connected. You will take a journey from the beginning of time until the present, and engage with events and people around the world. You will witness our current reality, a planet obscured by the obsession with the external. Unfortunately we do not easily recognize our innate similarity and equality. As you take this pilgrimage from the external to the internal, you will learn about how the laws of our planet are already within us. Everything is actually already within us and everywhere at the same time, as we are all made of the same fundamental energy. The heavens are right here, on earth. We just have to open our eyes to the true reality that exists, and allow the illusions to no longer consume us.

Unity is an experience – a bit like Dante’s Inferno. There is a descension and an ascension, as we explore humanity through the cosmos, mind, body, heart and soul. While there is some footage that may be challenging to some people, nothing is severely graphic, and the balance of beauty is phenomenal.


Wednesday August 12 Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1457644324539220/

Thursday August 13 Event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1622683567982981/

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:) 
Some good samaritans saved this prairie dog that had gotten stuck in a hole: http://on.mash.to/1qLgztE
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