You can feel Spring on your bones!

Like everything in the universe the seasons change.  When our beautiful planet moves through it’s orbit around the sun the tilt of it’s axis causes a situation that leads to very noticeable changes down here on the surface.  For you and I that means our activities are changing as well as the make up of our bodies.  According to ancient Chinese medicine our bodies are beginning to sprout out of the water body into the wood body.  So, what the heck does that mean?

 

It means the living energy in your body is migrating away from the kidney and bladder and reinforcing the organs of the Gall Bladder and Liver.  If your body is healthy and balanced this change will occur without you even noticing it.  But, if you already have an imbalance, or your lifestyle puts particular stress on the organs of power for the season it is very likely you will experience some discomfort.

 

I have already seen this in the clinic with a large upswing of Gall Bladder attacks.  If you are experiencing pain in the right abdomen or the middle of your back that you cannot explain why, you are probably dealing with these changes.

 

So what does all this mean to you?  By understanding this you can take some proactive measures to help the body through this transformation.

 

Some of the signs that you are dealing with this imbalance include:

Headaches and migraines

Disorders of the genitalia: male impotence, itching female genitalia, “reproductive processes”, irregular or painful menstruation,

General pains and stiffness in the muscles and tendons

Fibromyalgia (= liver disorder)

Tension headaches

Eye problems such as sensitivity towards light or wind.

 

In Chinese medicine you do not separate the body from the emotions, in fact the emotion of influence during the spring is anger and Patience.

 

Ill organs: Anger, irritation, impatience, aggression.

State of symptoms: Disconnected, flighty

Activity to avoid: Straining the eyes

Body motion: Clenched fists

Body fluids: Tears

 

If you are dealing with any of these issues, it may be a good time to stop by the clinic for a seasonal tune up.  Wellness treatment on a seasonal frequency is beneficial for everyone.

Remember we are going to be talking about Liberty Gardens this Friday at 6 pm on the Harmony Health Hour at http://www.jackaloperadio.com

How about a new Green Tea Party?

This is a nice interview that discusses the need to use modern technology to reduce the need for international trade and promote local economies.  This model drastically decreases energy consumption while at the same time promotes jobs as local economies begin producing the things their community needs.

Please join me in Jefferson City, Wednesday January 5, 2011

PLEASE JOIN US AT THE CONSENT OF THE GOVERNED RALLY

Let me know if you need a ride.

Over the past 2 years,  we have made a major impact on the political landscape.   Last summer, thousands signed our petition for Prop C asserting Missouri’s citizens rights under the 10th amendment. Prop C passed by 71% pushing back Obamacare and fueling the nationwide uprising that led to the historic election on November 2, 2010.

 

Hundreds more signed the Missouri Leadership Project petition calling for fair leadership in the Missouri Senate.  The 2011 Missouri General Assembly and their new leadership will be sworn in on January 5.

Please join us in welcoming them at
The Consent of the Governed Rally
Rotunda of the Missouri Capital on January 5

 

The goals of the rally are simple and sincere: To celebrate a revival of political concern and involvement among Missouri citizens, rejoice in the victories we have witnessed in 2010, welcome and encourage our incoming freshmen representatives, highlight strategic legislation for the coming session, and commit ourselves to working with our elected officials for the good of our state.

 

As we welcome the freshmen legislators, we will remind them and the veteran lawmakers alike that they are there at the Consent of the Governed.

 

We want them to know that we will be involved; we will be watching; and we will be a resource for those who seek to promote greater liberty and prosperity.

 

In short, we want to tell them, “We’re from the People and we’re here to help!”

 

The Missouri Leadership Project is a cooperative effort of dozens of independent Missouri patriot groups, including Campaign for Liberty, who are not bound by organization, but rather by the common desire to empower average citizens to influence the legislative process. Although the many groups may focus on different issues, they all realize that ensconced power often will squeeze the people out of the process.

 

For that reason, the Leadership Project, as a collaboration of independent groups, seeks fair and open debate in the legislative process.

 

This is your personal invitation,
however the rally is for all Missouri patriots,
so please invite your friends.

 

The rally begins at 10:00 am on January 5 and continues until 11:30. The program will highlight key conservative issues presented by several Missouri patriots. Some of the speakers are:

 

Rep. Ed Emery, Keynote Speaker

Dave Roland
David Linton
Steve Rupp
Bev Ehlen
Mitch Hubbard
Bev Martin
Carl Bearden

 

 

Rally attendees will receive a legislative packet. Starting at 9:30 am we will help you find the names of your legislators and directions to their offices. I encourage you to go meet them and let them know you are watching their votes this year. Dress professionally and be respectful. I hope you leave the capital knowing your legislator’s names.  By the end of the session in May, I hope your legislators know your name and the issues that are important to you.

 

2011 and 2012 present a unique time in history.

We have the opportunity to
re-define the proper role of government.

 

I believe 2011 and 2012 will be the greatest opportunity in our lifetime to actually shrink government,reduce regulations, and get government out of people’s lives.

 

The key to our success
is your involvement over the next 2 years.

 

 

Campaign for Liberty will be actively involved in several Missouri legislative issues this session. We will keep you informed via email and our website;   Missouri Campaign for Liberty

 

Please share this message with your contact list and invite other groups to participate. We want to help start the new legislative session with a strong message of unity and support for the cause of liberty.

 

 

Paul Hamby

Maysville Missouri

 

Sponsors of Consent of the Governed Rally
(the list is growing daily)

Franklin County Patriots Missouri Campaign for Liberty Missouri First
Concerned Women for America Jefferson County Tea Party Sullivan 9/12
Missouri Sovereignty Project Crawford County Campaign for Liberty Warren County Patriots
Branson Tea Party Coalition Eureka Tea Party Lebanon Tea Party
Mid-MO Patriots K&N Patriots Buffalo Tea Party
Capitol Tea Party Patriots Show Me Tea Central Camdenton Tea Party
Lake Area Conservative Club Callaway Tea Party Mexico Tea Party
Sikeston Tea Party We the People of St. Francois  County

 

The FDA argues you do not have the right to choose what food you eat

Dr. Mercola discusses a recent Time magazine interview with FDA officials where they say Raw Milk should never be consumed by anyone and that people do not have the right to choose what foods they eat!

I don’t know how it could get more obvious that the Federal Government considers the people living in America to be it’s possession.  How much more of this can we take?

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/12/15/the-war-over-raw-milk.aspx

aw milk enthusiasts and raw dairy suppliers began fighting back in early 2010, filing suit against the FDA, claiming that banning interstate sales is unconstitutional.

The rebuttal received from the FDA was shocking to say the least.

It contained the following outrageous statements, which make it very clear they believe you have no right to natural, unadulterated food:

“There is no absolute right to consume or feed children any particular food.”

“There is no ‘deeply rooted’ historical tradition of unfettered access to foods of all kinds.”

“Plaintiffs’ assertion of a ‘fundamental right to their own bodily and physical health, which includes what foods they do and do not choose to consume for themselves and their families’ is similarly unavailing because plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to obtain any food they wish.”

The FDA’s brief goes on to state that “even if such a right did exist, it would not render the FDA’s regulations unconstitutional because prohibiting the interstate sale and distribution of unpasteurized milk promotes bodily and physical health.”

“There is no fundamental right to freedom of contract.”

With these assertions, the FDA essentially claims to have the authority to prohibit any food of their choosing, and make it a crime for you to seek it out.

This is simply unacceptable.”

Good vibrations

I start each morning with 10 minutes of Qi Gong.  Which translated simply means vibrating and shaking my body around.

This simple activity give me an amazing energy burst that lasts most of the day.  Sometimes, if I have seen a lot of patients I have to do it again in the afternoon.  It always helps.

Here is a NASA article from 2001 talking about research showing standing on a vibrating plate for a few minutes everyday drastically improves bone density.

Health care is not rocket science.  Staying healthy is a daily responsibility, please take care of yourself.

Dr D

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2001/ast02nov_1/

Coming soon to the clinic and website

There is an awesome way to clean up the air your family breaths!  Listen in to my radio show Minutes to Memories on Friday November 12, 2010 at 6 pm to find out more.

 

Government Agencies Rate Indoor Air Pollution as the Nation’s Biggest Problem

Indoor Air Pollutants

DUST

Did you know?? 42,000 dust mites can live in only one ounce of dust!! Forty pounds of dust can be generated per year per 1500 square feet of space, hosting 15 species of dust mites.

Airborne fragments cause eye irritation, allergies, eye, ear, nose and throat infections, asthma attacks, fatigue and depression.


BACTERIA

Did you know??  Bacteria are found in your heating and cooling systems, house pets, garbage, bathrooms, and in fact just about everywhere in your home.

Causes colds, flu, respiratory infections, eye irritations, etc.

MOLD SPORES

Did you know??  Mold spores are found in your heating and cooling systems, in damp clothing, cleaning materials, the moisture in your ceilings, walls, carpets, drapes, etc.

Causes allergies, sinus headaches, irritability, fatigue, and depression

Other pollutants, Their Sources and Symptoms

Pollutants

Benzene, Ammonia, Chloroform, Formaldehyde, Benzopyrene, Hydrocarbons, Trichloroethylene, Carbon Tetrachloride

Source

Paint, new carpet, new drapes, upholstery, tobacco smoke, cleaning supplies, new carpet, new drapes, upholstery, plywood cabinets, furniture, particle board, office dividers, wallpaper, paneling, gas burners, furnaces, cleaning supplies

Symptoms

Headaches, fatigue, cancer, nose-bleeds, sinus problems, asthma attacks, dizziness, eye and skin irritation, drowsiness, respiratory problems, memory loss, depression, gynecological problems, lung cancer, nausea, dizziness, and breathing difficulties.

My opinions on the issues facing Missouri voters this November 2nd

Here is my opinion on the upcoming Missouri amendments and propositions.  You probably already know this, but an amendment changes the law of the land, and a propositions changes the legal code which tells government employees how to enforce the law.

Constitutional Amendment 1 (Proposed by legislation)

“Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to require the office of county assessor to be an elected position in all counties with a charter form of government, except counties with a population between 600,001-699,999?

YES I support this effort however I believe the exemption is unconstitutional so it probably will be challenged if it passes.

Constitutional Amendment 2 (Proposed by legislation) Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to require that all real property used as a homestead by Missouri citizens who are former prisoners of war and have a total service-connected disability be exempt from property taxes?

NO I do not support this measure because it creates a special status situation.  The 4th amendment of the US Constitution explains the responsibility of American government to respect the rights of private property.  When you register and pay your government according to how much property you control, this basic right turns into a government granted prev ledge.  This should read “all real property used as a homestead by Missouri citizens shall be exempt from property taxes.”

Constitutional Amendment 3Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to prevent the state, counties, and other political subdivisions from imposing any new tax, including a sales tax, on the sale or transfer of homes or any other real estate?
YES I support this because it uses the constitution to prevent government invasion into our lives and how we manage our private property.

Proposition A (Proposed by initiative petition) Earnings Taxes

“Shall Missouri law be amended to:

• repeal the authority of certain cities to use earnings taxes to fund their budgets;

• require voters in cities that currently have an earnings tax to approve continuation of such tax at the next general municipal election and at an election held every 5 years thereafter;

• require any current earnings tax that is not approved by the voters to be phased out over a period of 10 years; and,

• prohibit any city from adding a new earnings tax to fund their budget?”

YES I support this.  Government should be funded by consumption taxes collected by the merchants benefiting from the security and productivity increases allowed by the existence of government.  A free American should never be required to report his earnings to his government at any level.

Proposition B (Proposed by initiative petition) Dog Kennels & Owners – Agriculture

“Shall Missouri law be amended to:

• require large-scale dog breeding operations to provide each dog under their care with sufficient food, clean water, housing and space; necessary veterinary care; regular exercise and adequate rest between breeding cycles;

• prohibit any breeder from having more than 50 breeding dogs for the purpose of selling their puppies as pets; and

• create a misdemeanor crime of “puppy mill cruelty” for any violations?”

NO I appose this for many reasons.  The most dominant is the fact that we already have good laws regarding this industry.  This law opens the door for government interference in the private business of the people living in Missouri.

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Tuesday, November 2nd General Election Day 

Statewide Ballot Measures

On Tuesday, November 2nd, Missourians across the state will head to the polls to cast their vote in this year’s general election.  You will be voting on candidates for various offices, plus you have the opportunity to vote on several proposals that, if adopted, will change our state laws or Constitution. These ballot measures cover topics ranging from taxes to regulations on agriculture. I want to provide you with a brief outline of these proposals to help you make informed choices on election day.

Constitutional Amendment 1 (Proposed by legislation)

“Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to require the office of county assessor to be an elected position in all counties with a charter form of government, except counties with a population between 600,001-699,999?

It is estimated this proposal will have no costs or savings to state or local governmental entities. (Estimate by State Auditor.) Of the two counties with a charter form of government and an appointed assessor, this proposal affects only St. Louis County (Jackson County is exempted). By 74-26%, St. Louis County voters passed a ballot proposal in August to elect their county assessor, which is also the intent of the proposed constitutional amendment.

Clay County voters currently elect our assessor.  However, there have been proposals to change Clay County to a charter form of government.  Depending on how the charter is drafted, it could remove the power of Clay County residents to elect our assessor. If you are okay with the possibility that our county assessor could be hired by other elected officials (and therefore not elected by the voters), you may choose to vote “no”. On the other hand, if you want to ensure that our county assessor is always elected and therefore directly accountable to the voters, you should vote “yes”.

Constitutional Amendment 2 (Proposed by legislation) Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to require that all real property used as a homestead by Missouri citizens who are former prisoners of war and have a total service-connected disability be exempt from property taxes?

The number of qualified former prisoners of war and the amount of each exemption are unknown, however, because the number who meet the qualifications is expected to be small, the cost to local governmental entities should be minimal. Revenue to the state blind pension fund may be reduced by $1,200. (Estimate by State Auditor.)  Most property taxes go to public schools and the estimated reduction to schools and all local governments is $186,717.

Constitutional Amendment 3Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to prevent the state, counties, and other political subdivisions from imposing any new tax, including a sales tax, on the sale or transfer of homes or any other real estate?

If approved, this proposed constitutional amendment would prohibit a new tax, including a sales tax, upon the sale or transfer of real estate.  Since these transactions are not currently taxed, the adoption of this amendment would have no impact on state or local tax revenues.  Opponents of this measure tend to be those who generally don’t like carving out more items for tax exemption, which further complicates our tax code.  Also, many people would like to see some form of “Fair Tax” imposed in Missouri, which would eliminate the state income tax and replace it with a broad-based sales tax, which may include some form of taxation on the sale of real estate.   If your views fall into either one of these categories, you may choose to vote “No”.  Supporters of this amendment want to ensure that real estate transactions continue to remain tax-free.  A “yes” vote supports this position.

Proposition A (Proposed by initiative petition) Earnings Taxes

“Shall Missouri law be amended to:

• repeal the authority of certain cities to use earnings taxes to fund their budgets;

• require voters in cities that currently have an earnings tax to approve continuation of such tax at the next general municipal election and at an election held every 5 years thereafter;

• require any current earnings tax that is not approved by the voters to be phased out over a period of 10 years; and,

• prohibit any city from adding a new earnings tax to fund their budget?”

The proposal could eliminate certain city earnings taxes. For 2010, Kansas City and the City of St. Louis budgeted earnings tax revenue of $199.2 million and $141.2 million, respectively. Reduced earnings tax deductions could increase state revenues by $4.8 million. The total cost or savings to state and local governmental entities is unknown. (Estimate by State Auditor.) St. Louis and Kansas City collect earnings tax from those who live in or work in these cities. This proposal would allow voters in these cities to decide whether to continue or phase out the earnings tax. Also, this proposal would prohibit any other cities from enacting an earnings tax.

If you support the ability of cities to tax your earnings, then you would vote “no” as this vote will continue to allow earnings taxes. If you want to eliminate the Kansas City Earnings Tax (which equals 1% of your wages) or at least want the chance to vote on whether this tax should be kept or repealed, you should vote “yes”.  Also, if you want to prevent other cities around the state (including Liberty, Smithville, Gladstone, etc.) from ever imposing an earnings tax on your income, you should also vote “yes”.

Proposition B (Proposed by initiative petition) Dog Kennels & Owners – Agriculture

“Shall Missouri law be amended to:

• require large-scale dog breeding operations to provide each dog under their care with sufficient food, clean water, housing and space; necessary veterinary care; regular exercise and adequate rest between breeding cycles;

• prohibit any breeder from having more than 50 breeding dogs for the purpose of selling their puppies as pets; and

• create a misdemeanor crime of “puppy mill cruelty” for any violations?”

It is estimated state governmental entities will incur costs of $654,768 (on-going costs of $521,356 and one-time costs of $133,412). Some local governmental entities may experience costs related to enforcement activities and savings related to reduced animal care activities. (Estimate by State Auditor.) This proposal is backed by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), which has become a very controversial organization.  It is also backed by local animal rights activists.  Interestingly, I received an e-mail from such an activist, who had this to say about the measure: “Admittedly there are both pros and cons to the intricacies of this particular proposition. It is not written as thoroughly and as perfectly as all animal welfare advocates would hope, and it IS another law in a pile of laws that have not been successfully enforced throughout our state. In addition, if all goes as planned, many mills will close due to not being willing or able to abide by the new regulations which will result in thousands of dogs being displaced and needing homes. Missouri shelters probably WILL see an increase in intake should this pass…. Are we certain that all puppy mills will be “cleaned up” and/or “wiped out” if Prop B passes? No, we’re not.”

According to the Missouri Farm Bureau (which generally supports all Missouri agriculture interests) this ballot proposal would impose “unaffordable and unnecessary regulations on reputable dog breeders. Moreover, breeders who are bad actors that do not comply with existing laws and regulations will not be affected by more regulations.” The Missourians for Animal Care Coalition (www.missourifac.com), including MFB, opposes Prop. B and supports the newly formed Alliance for Truth (www.alliancefortruth.com).

It is generally thought that this measure will pass, even though both proponents and opponents of the measure agree that this will be just another law that won’t be enforced.  Why?  Because the enforcement is mostly at the county or municipal level and, for whatever reason, current laws just aren’t enforced by many county prosecutors.  There are probably as many reasons for this as there are prosecutors (strained budgets require them to concentrate on crimes against persons is one I’ve heard).  Other opponents are concerned that this law is only the beginning of the HSUS agenda that they believe will lead to more laws preventing standard practices for dairy, beef, poultry and pork production.  This issue is very emotional as no one wants to see animals suffer.  However, both supporters and opponents of this measure seem to agree that the outcome won’t do much to stop “bad actors” involved in dog breeding or kenneling.

 

 

Contact Information
Capitol Office
State Capitol Building 

Room 221
Jefferson City, MO  65101

 

Website:
http://www.senate.mo.gov/ridgeway
Phone Number:
(toll-free) 866.875.8348  

573.751.2547