Monday, 11 November 2019

Breaking News: Voter Fraud Confirmed in Kentucky: Electoral Office Confirms 175k Voters Were Added Back To Voter Rolls in 2019

Haley Kennington original posted Nov 8th 2019

In 2016, our own Tore Lindeman and her husband, who is not a U.S. citizen went to cast their votes at their local precinct. Tore had not yet switched her address over to her new residence and instead produced her passport. She was refused and told she would have to show her state-issued ID. A woman seated at the desk looked at her printed list and said, “Barry Lindeman CAN vote, but NOT you.” Tore responded to the woman by explaining that she was Lindeman’s wife and referred the woman again to her passport, to which the woman told Tore that was NOT considered valid identification.



Tore demanded the woman immediately take her husband off the list since he is not a U.S. citizen. The woman said that was something he would have to do on his own and that if he is on the printed list, he could vote. Tore told the woman she didn’t know how to do her job, and the interchange became increasingly more heated. The police (located next door) were called to straighten things out.

When they arrived, the police confirmed to the woman behind the desk that a U.S. passport is indeed a valid form of ID, and that since her husband is not a U.S. citizen, he is legally not allowed to cast a vote at all, yet he was still on their list.

When Tore got home, she started doing her homework and checked on all the places where she and her husband had drivers licences. She noticed that both she and her husband were registered to vote in the state of Kentucky, and made a phone call to Attorney General Beshear who is the newly elected governor, and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes demanding they remove their names from the voters' list. She also formally put in a complaint on the fact that her husband was listed as being registered to vote, even though he was not a U.S. citizen.


In July 2016, the AG office finally got back to Tore. Her main concern was the possibility that her husband could be auto-deported when it came time for him to renew his alien registration if someone were to vote using his name.

They ensured Tore that both she and her husband’s names would be removed and for Tore to send a letter to their office with the couple’s signatures having been notarized. Tore faxed the notarized letter to their office and then mailed it in.
During the 2018 midterm elections, Tore again checked to ensure that she and Barry were no longer on the voting list in Kentucky, and found their names had both been removed.

After hearing of the voter fraud in Kentucky a few days ago, Tore decided to double-check the list online, and BOOM…both of their names have mysteriously found their way back onto the official list.


How did this happen?

AG Beshear litigated against the state to reinstate 175,000 people who had been removed from the voter rolls, and we know of at least two people who were added back on.
This morning, Tore called the Kentucky electoral board and spoke to a woman who confirmed a suit required 175,000 once removed names to be added back to the voter list. (Hear the full audio of the phone call below)

The unnamed woman from the Kentucky electoral board said, “Recently we were in litigation. We had through the course of this last, what’s called list maintenance, deemed 175,000 voters as inactive. Then through litigation, from different individual agencies, partners, individuals, that suit required us to add those 175,000 back in. You said the only way you knew that in 2018 is that you checked and you weren’t on, the only way I can envision that that happened is through that process. I cannot see all of the activity records. I’m the low man here, I’m not one of the chiefs.”

Tore responded, “My concern in 2016 was, because everyone was talking about all this election fraud, what if someone votes on behalf of my husband, then he is going to get automatically deported. That’s automatic deportation.”

“That was my first red flag when you called was how first and foremost was he able to register? There are cards and the cards have permanent retention. If you’d like me to I’ll be glad to call Jefferson though they are extremely busy and this would not be something that would take front burner, I assure you of that,” the unnamed woman for the electoral board said.

“Because I’m pretty sure I’ve never clicked Democrat because I never ever state my political party being myself that I worked in the government. Right? That’s one thing you don’t want to show any bias on, we all know that. So, the fact that it has me listed as a Democrat is insane, but it’s also insane that they have him as a Democrat and that he is registered to vote,” Tore continued.

“I took my husband there myself and he had to show his alien residency card. He got his social security card from the state of Kentucky because that’s where he flew into when he got his alien residency. So that’s what blows my mind. Not only did they register him, but they said that he had the right to vote. They knew he wasn’t an American. That’s why it blows my mind.”

“Right, right,” the woman from the electoral office replied. “That’s why I stated to you prior that all I can try to do is help you in this endeavour. I worked here in 2016, I worked in the same position and I would have kind of remember this, I don’t know. That was a presidential election year, so there was a lot going on.”

“June is when I called and July is when the office got back to me and told me that I needed to fax them this and then mail of the notarized one with our signatures. What sucks is, I don’t have the email correspondence because I purged it in 2018,” Tore said.

The woman at the electoral board explained that each time the information was changed on their registration, including address changes that the registration itself is updated in the system.

“I can start an investigation for you. I would emphasize the process for retention on any type of correspondence from 2018 has passed, well, we’re right at that 22 month period. I have spoken to my executive director in reference to this situation and that’s the best avenue I can find for you right now to ensure that you are not on these voter rolls. Beyond that, you speaking to the AG’s office in 2016 is beyond my control,” the woman stated.
Then the woman at the electoral office really drives the point home by explaining this isn’t anything new, “This is not the only time I’ve seen this happen. Individuals that hold a green card are able to get driver’s licenses, unfortunately, are erroneously registered here and then when they go through the process of naturalization, they find that out and then they have to go through a lengthy process to ensure that that is denoted so that they can re-register.”

Hear the audio of the phone call here:



 
Haley Kennington


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Sunday, 26 May 2019

Sir Patrick Moore, my memories, his legacy and a final word from Brian May

John Hodges & Sir Patrick Moore



It's been a weird week.
I've spent most of it, 10-12hrs a day cataloguing my photographic archives, which to date stand at 7TB!! I have a long way to go.

Much of it is my travel and wildlife adventures but also from my previous lives, captured moments with friends and family, as a musician and of course my life with my partner Pilar Bueno.

I also have a large collection of photo snapshots (before I knew how to use a camera) with many of my heroes that along my lifes journey, I have been fortunate to have met, many I've painted portraits of which are now autographed and sit in my collection. I've met most of the musicians that inspired me, well, the ones that are/were alive. I've occasionally visited their private homes. 

Looking through the photo albums I have to admit it seems a little surreal, I know it all happened but it's like looking at someone else's life, life is weird, how it changes and takes you to places unimaginable as a young boy. 

I've been asked many times by the people that know me, 'did I get star struck?', the simple answer is not really. Sure there has been quite a few 'pinch me' moments when it dawned on me I'm chatting to an Icon, but I tried not to show that too much, trying to treat them like normal people, which they are. I think this attitude really worked and was respected, it offered up many personal experiences and access that maybe I wouldn't have gotten if I'd have been dumbstruck and giggly (that must get so boring for them). 

The people that did excite me most to meet are my idols from the scientific fields, Sir David Attenborough, Richard Dawkins and my dear old friend Sir Patrick Moore. True legends and inspiration to me on every level.

Sadly, Sir Patrick Moore passed away December 9th 2012, he was 89yrs old.
My story of a true English Gentleman

On a Tuesday afternoon in spring 2005, while I was busy taking care of my chaotic business matters, my phone chirped into life.

"Hello"

 "Ahhh hello, is that John Hodges, this is Patrick Moore" like I didn't recognise his distinct voice from watching 100's of episodes of his iconic BBC program Sky At Night

"I've just read your kind letter and wondered if you have time in your schedule to come and visit with me at Farthings" (his cottage). 

Holy Crap!!! I'd been invited to Patrick's home in Selsey by the man himself and now I have to talk to him on the phone!

"err.....yes, hello" I spluttered, "I'd love to when would be convenient?"

"Anytime, I don't get out much nowadays, the old body isn't what it used to be, arthritis you see gets us all".

Of course, I accepted instantly and we arranged a date, the coming Friday. I thanked him, probably overdoing it in my flustered state.

"Wonderful, I look forward to it immensely, I'll have some lunch prepared for us, safe journey and I'll see you soon"

"Thank you for calling Patrick, see you Friday".

"Jolly good" and the phone went silent.

I slumped in my chair hardly believing what had just taken place. His unique voice ringing in my ears and my chest was pounding from the adrenaline pumping through my body.

Some of my earliest memories with my late father was watching Patrick on the BBC. He opened the window to Astronomy and the scientific universe to my young and inquisitive mind. I spent the next hour excitedly phoning my mother, sister, Pilar and anybody else who'd listen to me rant with excitement. 

Now that was an exciting Tuesday afternoon I can tell you, when I called Pilar who was in her office, I was excited like a little girl. It's not every day you have a Knight of the Realm and a personal hero call you at home. I remember it vividly to this day.

It then dawned on me, I hadn't finished his portrait.
My portrait he autographed for me and now proudly hangs in our dining room
The rest of the day it was my sole focus, it was all a bit of a blur. That night I couldn't sleep. I wanted to take Patrick a gift, something personal to remember me by. I decided to paint his beloved cottage 'Farthings' to present to him, I spent the rest of the night painting. In retrospect, not my best work but I had little in the way of reference photos and time to get it done and dried. All in all, I was happy and Patrick only knew about the portrait I'd written about, perfect.

The painting of Farthings I gifted Patrick
Cut to Friday, midday....ist
After a 3+hr journey to Selsey on the south coast, parking my car in the residential road alongside his property, I nervously knocked on the door to his famous residence. His housekeeper answered, she was expecting me and told me to go along the wooden panelled hallway to Patricks' studio at the end.

I knocked.
"John, come in I've been waiting, nice to see you, did you have a good journey?

"yes, no problems, thank you for the invite".

I walked over and across his desk I shook his hand, insisting that there was no need to get up. It was then I noticed his crumpled, arthritic hands. This once vibrant, Churchillian figure was now more or less confined to his desk

He noticed that I noticed and for a moment I felt embarrassed, he put me at ease, "bloody arthritis, bloody nuisance, I can't use my telescopes any more but at least I can still use the Woodstock (typewriter), small blessings"

He put in his famous eye monocle and instantly transformed from this grey-haired old man sat in a leather swivel chair to the famous TV icon before my eyes. His Pathe' news, clipped diction was not what it once was and occasionally was hard to discern, but there he was a genuine, broadcasting Legend.

"I'm so honoured Patrick, I've been a fan of your work all my life", it crossed my mind, I wonder how many times he'd heard that before?

"yes, yes would you like a drink, what's your tipple?"

"Oh, err, whatever you're having"  

"Gin and Tonic, not too early is it?"

"No, great, I need it after the journey"

It was too early, but I wasn't about to refuse. I'd hardly caught my breath and was a little overwhelmed. I was sat in the study that I felt like I knew from the 100's of 'Sky At Night' broadcasts filmed from there, about to raise a glass with Sir Patrick 'bloody' Moore.

Behind Patrick in the bay window sat his famous Woodstock typewriter on which he'd wrote his many books and important astronomical papers. His Knighthood was simply framed and hanging to his left and his beloved cat, Ptolemy was sat purring on my lap........SURREAL!


Ptolemy, Patricks gorgeous and friendly cat
For the next several hours we talked about everything, he was very interested in my life, interests and listened intently. This kind of surprised me but this was the real Patrick who deeply cared about people and animals. I steered the conversation back to him and he proceeded to tell me with great passion about his incredible life, telling me personal stories in his unique and very humorous way. he was a great storyteller, not mincing his words in any way. He was also extremely humble and referred to himself as an enthusiast amateur. Some of his recollections were hardly believable, they were so incredible and yet I knew they were all true. How many people can say they've jammed with Einstein, and also have the Appollo astronauts as personal friends?

Patrick and Einstein dueted on Camille Saint-Saëns' The Swan when they met at Princeton, Einstein on the violin, Sir Patrick on the piano (he is also an accomplished musician).

“I think I am the only person alive who has met the first man in space, the first man on the moon, the first man who flew, and then Albert Einstein.”


Follow that!!!!

After a couple of hours, Patrick asked me if I'd like to go and open up his observatories and take a look at his telescopes. Would I??? He also said that he'd like to change clothes to be more comfortable. He passed me a large set of keys and told me "take your time, no rush, go where you like, you have the keys." 

I wandered out into the well-kept garden but I was focused on the large observation domes. Unlocking the padlocks it dawned on me these scientific instruments had helped map the moon for the Appollo missions. That day they lay still, showing the signs of age and entropy like their owner. Notebooks lay open on the edges of the dome. I wiped away some cobwebs and sat on the concrete floor, lost in my thoughts. What had been seen, mysteries explored through the lens of these icons of the astronomical world.



I have no idea how long I sat there, it seemed like ages. I was aware that Patrick would need help changing from his housekeeper so I didn't want to disturb his privacy.

After what must have been 40 minutes I returned to his house and eased open the door to his studio. The great man had his chin on his chest, peacefully dozing. He'd changed from the more formal white shirt and dark green, cricket-themed tie (which I now own) to a hippy style, purple moo-moo, this made me smile, a unique English eccentric.

I tried to slip out to leave him in peace.
As I turned my back to leave he spluttered back to consciousness,

"John, where are you going? I was just resting my eyes, excuse me, my mind is sharp but this old body lets me down, sit down, I have some lunch and drinks coming"

With bent fingers, he placed his monocle between his eyebrow and check and clasped down and smiled. 

"Old war wound, a gift from the Croats has now left me stuck in my chair, I was playing cricket not so long ago until my back gave in, I used to cycle everywhere. I could bowl a damn good googley"

For the rest of the afternoon, he told me about his travels, the war, the only love of his life that he lost, another pointless casualty of the war. He deeply expressed his hatred of hunting and animal cruelty which made me admire him even more.

I can still hear his tired voice, laughing and the absurdity of politicians of which he had little time.

Until his death in 2012 I visited once again several times, I was always welcomed like an old friend and we'd pick up with "so tell me what have you been up to, how's the family"

He would occasionally call the house and always on New Year to wish us good health. He startled my mother and Pilar a few times when they answered the phone and heard his distinctive tones.

I miss him and even though in reality I hardly knew him for any time, he made a great and lasting impression on me. Here was a man who had given his life to the science and understanding and exploration of Space. A true pioneer with over 700 Sky At Night broadcasts, a record. Along with David Attenborough and Carl Sagan, a genuine educator to mankind. I'm so proud to be able to say he was my friend. 

In his old age, because of his legendary generosity, he'd been left in financial problems. His great friend Brian May (Queen guitarist) steeped in the help his friend financially in the later years.

Recently I started to wonder what had happened to his estate and the painting of his home that I gifted him. During my search, I found the necktie that he was wearing when we first met. I have yet to find out where my painting ended up.

Below is a 2015 statement from Brian May which explains as part executor what has happened to Patricks estate.

If anybody reading this blog knows what happened to my painting please get in touch, it would mean the world to me.

R.I.P. my friend Sir Patrick Moore
John Hodges


PATRICK MOORE LEGACY
Brian May
Oct 2015

Hello, all who loved Sir Patrick Moore. Brian May here.
Since there has been a lot of speculation out there in the media about Sir Patrick Moore’s Will and estate, and, sadly, a lot of misleading information has appeared, I’d like to offer this as an update, addressed to all who are interested in the great man’s legacy.

We’re now close to finalising the realisation of all the provisions of Patrick’s Will, but it’s been a long haul, since some of it was so complicated, and, two years later, we’re still addressing the remaining unsolved problems (thankfully all small ones now) in winding up dear Patrick’s affairs. We’re a small bunch of devotees, we whom Patrick appointed as his executors, and I can tell you that everything that we’ve put in place has been worked on with a great deal of love and care.

I’m not going to pretend that much of the credit is due to me. Patrick’s close friend and now retired solicitor David McCahearty has devoted immense amounts of time to sort out all the various areas, and ‘devoted’ is the word. The truth is, without his work, we would all be in chaos at this point, and all the money might have disappeared! (I’ll explain why, later.) I should point out that neither David nor I are beneficiaries of the will, so we don’t stand to profit in any way from it. Patrick did, however, name beneficiaries – a small group of chaps whom Patrick ‘adopted’ as his honorary Godsons. Patrick took care of them in life and in death.

The Science Museum

Our central achievement, I think, is the now finalised major arrangement with the Science Museum for the core of Patrick’s ‘professional’ effects (even though he insisted to the end he was an amateur !). The Science Museum’s intent is to mount a permanent ‘shrine’ to Patrick, and also to make the core of his observations and his collection permanently available to scholars. And so we will eventually see if the Science Museum keeps their promise, a permanent national monument to Patrick in the most important public science facility in Britain. I think it would make him smile.

As I’ll explain more fully later, we had to give up our initial idea of converting Farthings into some kind of study centre or memorial for Patrick. It was simply impractical for a number of reasons. But I think we achieved something much better.

The Science Museum spent months sifting through thousands of items in Patrick’s library and collection, to ascertain which of his belongings constituted the central core of his life and work. As Patrick’s executors, we finally handed this core collection over to the Science Museum earlier this year, in return for a sum of money which is dedicated to founding, as agreed by of all the trustees, the Patrick Moore Heritage Trust. The PMHT has now been fully incorporated by David as a charity, to act as a channel for inspirational work in Astronomy on Patrick’s behalf – a scheme which Patrick thoroughly approved personally while he was still in operational health. This is something Patrick himself was very excited about. We were able to set it in motion with him while he was still alive, with his full participation and approval, rather than wait for his demise to begin putting the project together.

Chichester Planetarium

Some special items relating to Patrick’s work we then earmarked as donations to Patrick’s favourite project in his latter years … the Chichester Planetarium. Patrick spent a lot of his own money helping this splendid institution to get started, under the leadership of eminent astronomer Dr. John Mason, and he also spent much of his spare time contributing to its development. If you visit (highly recommended), the first thing you see when you walk in will be the very convincing waxwork of Patrick, looking every inch the way he used to look when he was delivering a talk to a bunch of young astronomers. We believe this small but busy planetarium is one of the best possible living monuments to Patrick’s lifelong commitment to Astronomy. Every year it gives thousands of young students their first taste of the wonders of the Universe – and doubtless at this very moment is inspiring the next generation of Astronomers – as Patrick himself did for over half a century. As of today, there are exciting new developments at the planetarium as it looks as if permission will be granted for it to expand to accommodate a study centre wing, plus the possibility of a unique astronomical garden and a small museum.
Moore Music, Cricket, and Herschel

Another special area to consider was Patrick’s music. Well, it’s been well taken care of. We have entrusted all Patrick’s manuscripts of Patrick’s musical compositions to his favourite protégé, xylophonist Chris Beaumont, who has been keeping Patrick’s music alive in his live performances. We have safety copies of everything lodged in my archives. We also headed Patrick’s favourite Xylophone Chris’s way. I have also archived (alongside Queen treasures) all the recorded works that we have been able to find, and we are in the process of safety-copying all of them too.

Yet another special area? Cricket. Patrick was a real enthusiast and had a reputation for being a spectacularly bad batsman but a mean bowler of that odd delivery Known as a Googly. We donated his beloved cricket bat to his favourite institution - the Selsey Cricket Club.

And one more! Patrick had a special regard for the eminent Victorian astronomer William Herschel. He devoted much time to helping the small but fascinating Herschel Museum in Bath and became their patron. After Patrick passed on, the Herschel Museum asked me to take over as their Patron. Among Patrick’s treasures were a number of items which related directly to Herschel. We all agreed that these should be donated to the Museum, to be enjoyed by its visitors.

Remainders

After all this, there still remained another large part of the collection which constituted the most saleable of Patrick’s other collected effects; some of this material is what we consigned to be sold at Christie's (totally incorrectly referred to in the media as “Patrick’s Worldly Goods"), and the remainder is to be auctioned in Chichester. These are mostly personal things; we felt Patrick would be happy if his many thousands of his fans had a chance to acquire something small as a keepsake.

This, in turn, left us with one more task: to sensibly dispose of the remaining largely unsaleable stuff, from random books not associated with his work and not otherwise special, down to stacks of photocopies of journals, and old newspapers, etc. Anyone who has dealt with executing a relative’s Will knows that you eventually get down to things like tissue dispensers and old picture frames, which are not easy to find homes for, and in the end are best dealt with in small bundles, sent to charity shops and the like.

There has always been a risk that the total receipts from Patrick’s chattels would not even cover the costs of the administration in disposing of them, and of course, we still cannot be sure what the monies from Christies, etc, will amount to. But I believe that we will have sufficient to cover it, and also some money left over to enable the Heritage Trust to begin its work.

Far Things

As many people close to Patrick know, he was a very generous man, sometimes to the point of folly! Although he made a significant income during his life from his books and other projects, towards the end of his life he found himself in a position where he could no longer sustain his outgoings. All of us who were close to Patrick blanched at the thought of this great man spending his last days in an old people’s home, rather than staying in his home and workplace, affectionately named ‘Farthings’, with the thinly disguised alternative meaning “Far Things” – this being typical of Patrick’s gentle humour. He was above all, productive – that’s what he lived for. You might have thought that being a Knight of the Realm, and one of the most celebrated figures in Britain, people in high places would have stepped in and made sure his welfare was taken care of. But not so. At this point, realising the tragedy that was imminent, I secretly offered to bail him out. I bought first a strip of his garden to give him some ready cash, but then things continued to get worse, so I then bought the house and remaining land from Patrick and leased it back to him for a peppercorn rent, so he never had to worry about money again. To safeguard the money (so Patrick couldn’t give it all away !), the cash was put in his accountant’s care to be paid in yearly instalments to Patrick for his day to day upkeep and other calls. We had no idea how long his life was to be at that point, but in fact, the instalments were to enable him to live comfortably in his beloved Farthings to the very end of his days. The arrangement was secret for some years but was eventually ‘exposed’ by some busybody newspaper reporter. The relatively small amount of cash left in Patrick’s accounts when he died goes directly to the four beneficiaries (only two of whom are also executors), split equally. His possessions, on the other hand, he directed to be disposed of by his executors as they saw fit. Patrick was not survived by any close relatives.

Just to fill in the gaps, we have all (David, John Mason and myself) spent the last 2 years trying to find a way for Farthings to be part of a monument of some kind to Patrick. All the proposals we have considered have come to a dead end, including the originally enthusiastic approaches of the local council. I am now convinced it is never going to happen. In the location of Farthings, there is simply no way to make the house sustainable as a study centre, museum or monument. It sits in a residential area, and so cannot be converted into commercial premises, it has no possibility of dedicated parking, and all our advice was that it would simply lose money consistently on upkeep and staffing, until it fell into disuse, obliterating the Heritage Trust’s funds, and becoming an embarrassment for Patrick’s memory. There have been a few armchair philosophers out there saying ‘it was Patrick’s dying wish that the house becomes a study centre’ … but of course all of us close to him know that this is simply not true. Patrick’s prime concerns, in order of priority, were Ptolemy - his beloved pussycat - and his library. These were absolutely OUR priorities, and we believe his hopes are admirably fulfilled.

So the only other major problem to be solved is how to dispose decently of the empty house, Farthings. Unfortunately, it’s my problem! I have now decided to bite the bullet and put it on the market, but with certain constraints. I’m considering putting covenants on the property, to try to prevent the land being sold on and split up for more dense, moneymaking housebuilding, which would have bothered Patrick, I’m sure, and would make life horrible for his neighbours. I’m sad to have to sell it at all, but I can’t live in it, and I believe we have now exhausted the exploration of all other possible futures for the house. Of course, if someone came up with a workable plan to buy the house, keep it intact, and make it useable by the scientific community, I’d be all ears. But I don’t believe it will happen. I would be happy, and I believe so would Patrick, if it makes a home for a growing family – the kind of family Patrick once dreamed of raising.

His last gruff words to me about the house were “I don’t want the house to be a rope around your neck, Brian. You should sell it for a profit. I would never have allowed you buy it from me unless that were the case”. I told him I really wouldn’t feel comfortable making a profit out if it; the whole point had been to preserve his quality of life, precious to us all. So that’s how we left it. He once again after that asked me to try to ensure his collection of ‘special’ books was preserved intact and accessible - his library. But he was astute and realised that this might not mean that it remained physically in the house. I believe his library is headed to the place where it will be most appreciated and most useful to future generations of astronomers - The Science Museum. Supposing the sale of Farthings does show a profit, I have it in mind to donate that to the Chichester Planetarium for their expansion plans. I think that would be fitting.

Patrick’s legacy

So I believe we have, by due attentions, done our very best for Patrick’s legacy, and by the time we’re finished, we will have done him proud. His legacy will be immortality in the Science Museum, his work preserved for the Nation, a thriving, teaching Chichester Planetarium, probably with at least a new wing added in his name, The Patrick Moore Heritage Trust, the continuation of the performance of his musical compositions, together with the protection of his recorded works, with a view to a reissue at some point, and his myriad archived appearances on The Sky At Night and other TV and Radio shows. But most of all, we all know that his greatest legacy is the current generation of top British astronomers, amateur and professional, who credit Patrick as their original inspiration to do what they do now.

All Hail Sir Patrick !

Very best


Brian

Thursday, 28 February 2019

Nutty Bites of Joy Recipe: Healthy, Raw, Vegan, Delicious and Nutritious

by Pilar Bueno



Thursdays are the days I put aside to be creative with my group of artistic friends. There is nothing like sharing your passions with like-minded people, whilst having a good catch up and putting the world to rights. 

Today is my turn to host the "Crafty Witches Coven", as we fondly call ourselves, and I thought I would treat them to some healthy snacks.

The "Nutty Bites of Joy" (or "Balls of Joy", as we call them at home!) are so delicious and rich in flavour that you don't need many of them to satisfy your sweet cravings.

There is no cooking required so none of the nutritional value of the ingredients is lost in the process of making them. They contain no refined sugars, saturated fats or animal-derived products and they really do taste that amazing! On top of it, they contain 3 powerful Sirt Foods: Cocoa, Medjool dates and Walnuts. Read more about what Sirtuin Activators proteins can do to improve your health in our book Sirt Foods: The Secret Behind Diet, Healthy Weight Loss, Disease Prevention, Reversal & Longevity 

The main ingredient is Dates, which is a fantastic source of minerals, vitamins, fibre, calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and zinc. This particular type of date (Medjool) is very sweet with a deep flavour that combines beautifully with the cocoa giving it an almost real taste of chocolate. A powerhouse of nutrition, it is fantastic for giving you a boost of energy when you most need it.

INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 cups Pitted Medjool Dates
  • 1 cup of Chopped Mixed Nuts
  • 1/2 cup of Ground Almonds
  • 1/4 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut, plus extra for rolling
  • 1/4 tsp. Himalayan Pink Salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. Coconut Oil
I would always recommend that you use organic ingredients or at least the best quality you can afford. I buy a lot of my nuts, seeds and superfoods from the online store Buy Whole Foods Online, as they have a great range of organic products at competitive prices.

A note on Vanilla: I always use 'Extract' and not 'Essence' or 'Flavour'. This is because Vanilla 'Extract' is a natural product made by soaking vanilla pods in a mixture of ethyl alcohol and water, whilst Vanilla 'Essence' is a synthetic version, in other words, chemically produced. This is the reason why Essence is always cheaper. 
The shocking revelation though is the Vanilla 'Flavour'. You might want to sit down before I tell you that artificial flavourings like vanilla are made from the anal secretions of a beaver. Yeap, you read it right: Beaver Butts! Castoreum is the name of this chemical compound that mostly comes from a beaver’s castor sacs and has rather interestingly a musky, vanilla scent... Yum. 

And with that lovely thought in our heads, let's get "cooking".


METHOD:

Process dates in a food processor until they form a ball.

Add the rest of the ingredients and process until evenly blended. If you have a powerful food processor you can use whole nuts. I particularly like my blend to have chunks of nuts as it adds a more interesting texture, but if you dislike this, you can always use ground almonds instead.



Roll the mixture into bite-size balls and to finish them off by rolling them individually in shredded coconut.




You can store them in the refrigerator for up to two weeks but I doubt they will last more than a couple of days!


They make ideal snacks when you need a boost of energy or to accompany any hot drink. I shall serve mine with an infusion of wild chamomile that I collected from the mountains of Southern Spain last year.


Nutty Bites of Joy with Wild Chamomile Infusion

Wild Spanish Chamomile

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

HEMP & CBD EXPO - Get 50% off - First ever event in the UK: Birmingham NEC March 2nd & 3rd 2019

by Pilar Bueno


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We are living in historic times as medicinal marijuana is becoming more mainstream acceptance in the UK and worldwide. 

Hemp and Cannabis-based products are flooding the market and available to buy online and health food stores as “Food Supplements”. Who would have thought, a few years ago, that some cannabis-based products would be available on prescription as medicinal cannabis here in the UK!
A small selection of Chakanna's products

Hemp is a variety of the Cannabis Sativa plant species, specially grown to make a variety of industrial and commercial products such as food, clothes, paper, rope, and even eco-building materials. It is one of the oldest crops and it is incredibly sustainable as not only it grows very quickly, it requires little maintenance, does not need pesticides, it naturally regenerates its own soil and, quite incredibly, every single part of the plant can and is used. We are great fans of Hemp at home and we even make our own hemp milk (see our "Dairy Alternative: Hemp Milk" blog entry).

RECIPE - Make Hemp Milk in Under 5 Minutes

The recreational and medicinal marijuana (cannabis) whilst also deriving from the Cannabis Sativa plant, is a different strain and it has its unique composition and use. 
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in the resinous flower of cannabis, a plant that for thousands of years has been used for its medicinal properties. A safe, non-addictive and non-psychotropic substance (does not make a person feel "stoned" or "intoxicated"), it continues to be tested and confirmed for its therapeutic properties by scientists and medical professionals around the world.



If you would like to find out more about Hemp and Cannabidiol (CBD), what it can do for you and how it can transform your life, Birmingham is hosting the first dedicated Hemp and CBD event in the UK this weekend (March 2nd – 3rd 2019) at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC). 

You will be able to attend a variety of seminars (30 to choose from) talking about a range of topics and have your questions answered by the expert speakers. You will be able to buy, taste and sample products from more than 110 exhibitors to include CBD oils, superfoods, cosmetics, building materials, clothing, paraphernalia, and medicinal ointments and balms. 

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Friday, 25 January 2019

Pro Life Debate........missing evidence that ALL SHOULD KNOW


#RANTTIME
READ & SHARE BEFORE I'M SILENCED AGAIN.
For sharing evidence, legislation, arrests and reporting stories concerning this troubling debate I have been banned from certain social media and merchant accounts. I NEVER call for violence, use bad and unnecessary language, challenge gender, religious or cultural beliefs. I just report the FACTS without being lead by triggered emotions that are being weaponised by the mainstream media.

Sorry folks, WARNING, your political 'emotions' may be challenged or triggered by the facts

The whole pro-life (this will probably lead to my ban, again) debate is being misdirected by the mainstream media for political agenda and profit. 

Maybe there is something else we should look into, the elephant in the room that has been going on for a looong time. It goes far beyond the abortion debate and yet very few are informed.........especially the voters.

Time for major investigations, transparency and jail time for the evil scum behind these projects. (GOOD NEWS, it has started and is ongoing). This is going on worldwide and some very BIG names, both individuals, charities and foundations that have fooled us into believing their humanitarian narrative. 

Do you know where your charity donations go?
What does Government funding do and why is it that so many politicians and celebrities worldwide set up foundations, especially for children. Where does all that money go? #SlushFunds

Oh yeah, I very pleased to be #vegan!!! (think about my last statement, I'll leave you to put the pieces together, the evidence is out there)

Personally, I'm neither left or right. I don't care about who you sleep with, your nationality, colour, religion, age, income. Those are all distractions played upon you to trigger your primitive tribal fears, all to divide and conquer the sheeple, played by the elite that pulls YOUR strings. It's called the Hegelian dialectic (they create a problem, we react, they supply the solution) They are masters at social engineering and the media are the most powerful tools ever created for this purpose.


If you want to see how it all works, make a brew and watch this video documentary by Adam Curtis, The Century of the Self. Your REAL history lesson begins here.


Figure out who owns and dictates the narrative.
Compare media corps ownership 25yrs ago to today. Monopolies???
Is there a 4am media talking point?
Comparative news story research for TRUE results, try it I dare ya.
If you've done the above Now Turn off the TV
Don't expect true search results from the big G search engine.
Compare searches on other engines. (sit down for this one, you're in for a surprise)

I'm anti-asshole wherever and whoever they are.
Judge a man by his deeds

It's ok if you feel foolish and duped after reading the articles linked below. They've been playing at this for a long time, you're not alone. 
This goes Way deeper than I can go into here. Institutionalised doesn't even scratch the surface. 

I have personally witnessed and lived with the results of this harrowing evil, nuff said!

Check out tribal, elite human history, even from mainstream sources. What do they have in common? 
Human Sacrifice 
Cannibalism
Occult Beliefs systems and practises. 
This evil never went away, it just went underground and has been smothered by pops n bangs with a little celebrity sparkle to blind society and make us all beg for more of the same. 

They then throw on top a big dose of fear, war, hatred, divided social sub-groups and sickness. When someone gets too close they wrap it all up in a word which is emotional response trigger 'Conspiracy' and everyone looks away like good sheeple. 
check these documents out: MK Ultra 2018 released documents

Yeah, well it's all coming to an end. I know when you look outside the birds are singing and everything looks normal. It's an illusion but one that's being exposed as I write.
Society, in general, is in for a big wake-up.
Don't be afraid of the truth for it will set us all free.
Peace to you all
JH
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Saturday, 22 December 2018

The unexpected winter visitor - Black Throated Diver

Black Throated Diver - Gavia arctica
Arrow Valley Park - 22nd December 2018

by John Hodges

After several days of gloomy weather and a workload, I’d rather not think about, I wrapped up in warm layers, boots and waterproofs and grabbed my camera kit.

The brief but welcome winter sunshine had beckoned me outside, a quick visit to the local Arrow Valley Park and lake was called for, and if I'm lucky a chance to snatch of a photograph of a rare winter visitor from colder, foreign climes.

On Saturday afternoon I was rewarded with an early Christmas present, a Black Throated Diver - Gavia arctica in its winter plumage. It is also known as the Arctic Loon as its habitat range from the Siberian, Arctic circle and Alaska


This streamline diving bird winters in the UK with numbers reaching up to 560 pairs. Today as far as I’m aware was the first time this species had visited The Arrow Valley Lake. Not only is this a rare bird but no way did I expected to see such a beauty in the centre of England. In the winter the birds usually turn up around sheltered parts of the coastline and intertidal river, mostly the northern coastline. The breeding summer population of approx 200 pairs reside in the Highland lochs of Scotland.


On days like today, I’m made aware of why my addiction to natural history and wildlife photography is like drug and a very good drug at that. On any given day you just never can tell what will show itself. As a wildlife photographer who has been fortunate to have explored habitats around the world, research and planning always go a long way if you want a chance of encountering and photographing your species of choice. But when some unexpected species turn up, especially when it’s on your own doorstep the old heart rate goes up and all your senses become hypersensitive. In the briefest blink of an eye, catching a subtle but unusual silhouette, call or flight pattern, you’re transported back to a 10yr old boy pretending to be his idol, David Attenborough. Holding your breath in the hope you get one more glimpse, a photographic record of a bird or butterfly that you’ve only seen in the pages of well-thumbed books.


Saturday 22nd December 2018 was one of those days at Arrow Valley, well it was for me anyway and I suspect the same was felt by the several birders who shared this glorious wanderer during the Christmas week.