There is little point in attempting to analyse what exactly happened in Paris. The powers that be are releasing very little real information. They tell us that a number of people were killed in an attack on Friday 13th and that IS is responsible. Once again there had been a practice run of dealing with a terrorist attack on the day of the event. Just like 9/11 and 7/7. Once again a seemingly sturdy, fire-resistant passport is considered to be evidence of those responsible. You couldn’t make it up. But let’s leave the speculation to others. Whatever or whoever was behind the attacks we need to look at the possible consequences, for all of us, which may result from this occurrence.

Most normal people find atrocities abhorrent and wish to express their sympathy and solidarity towards the families of those involved. While the public is still in shock and are maybe also fearful followingthe reports of what happened in Paris it is very easy to slip in some further restrictions on our freedoms. For our safety, of course! Internet restrictions, which were already under discussion, are now becoming a real possibility. Other possibilities which have been mentioned are house searches without warrants and further restrictions on our travel. All to keep us safe, of course.

How many young adults will remember the Red Army Faktion in West Germanyin the 1970s? Or the terrorist activities in Italy in the 1980s? Did they have anything in common? It would seem that US stay-behind armies operating ostensibly to protect us from the supposed threat of encroaching communism were in fact behind the killing of innocent civilians. Why? In order to cause turmoil in the countries involved and in the hope that this would lead to tighter links to the US.

Nowadays it seems that most western countries are indeed closely linked to the US and the reaction to terrorist action is now seemingly always linked to removal of our freedoms in some way or other. Be it herding us like cattle through security areas when we travel or recording of our conversations and an ever more invasive intrusion into our everyday lives.

Therefore, it is worth standing back from emotion, horror and sympathy to take a dispassionate look at what is being proposed. Further removal of freedoms is the next step. Yet many countries and peoples endure the consequences of constant terrorist action. But sadly the world is not too interested in them. And leaders have never tried to impose further totalitarian restrictions on freedom in an attempt to prevent further killing. If the victims are not European then they are not particularly interesting for the western media – unless of course, the situation might present a reason for ‘peaceful’ countries to become involved in the battles.

So before we eagerly agree to permitting increasingly draconian measures to be introduced perhaps we should learn from history and take another look at Operation Gladio and how the stay-behind armies were the cause of unrest in stable European countries because it suited the USA. Some suggest that Gladio has never been disbanded as no one has ever been charged with committing these offences – these killings.

Please check out the following link which includes many source links:  www.globalresearch.ca/operation-gladio-cia-network-of-stay-behind-secret-armies/9556

And if you feel that it can’t be true unless the BBC reports it, try this:  Operation Gladio full documentary 1992 BBC.







Things are really moving in the geo engineering arena. Michael J Murphy tells us of a great new project where very high flyers will be analysing what is up there in the air. As moves are afoot to introduce mandatory spraying and proposals to take action against countries which do not comply, this project is urgently necessary. MJM is hopeful that the results will produce sufficient evidence to take legal action in many different jurisdictions. It is hoped that it is then possible to  confront the man-made climate change proponents with the possibility that any anthropogenic climate change might well be caused by geo engineering – which is not taken into account in the production of ‘models’.We also hear about pilots who are not convinced that things are quite as they should be. All in all, very positive news.


Just who is responsible for checking air quality? It seems that DEFA now leaves this to their UK counterparts and is unable to give assurances that we are not subject to aerial spraying. Throughout the world concerned citizens are attempting to discover exactly why the air has suddenly become so polluted and why ‘contrails’ don’t dissipate. And they also question off the scale metal content – particularly aluminium – in blood samples that have been analysed.

Who is responsible for monitoring air quality and taking action if necessary? This question deserves an answer and Arizona citizens are determined to find the solution:


If you watched the previous video you will understand why placing our hopes on a new candidate for 2016 elections is being neither active or realistic. There are too many unknowns within the system. And if your chosen candidate gets lucky he may soon discover that he is a lone voice and that ‘rings within rings within rings’ are what makes things tick. (Please see previous post). In any case, what happens if our chosen candidate is unsuccessful or is no longer able to continue with his role for some reason? Sit back and wait for the next election? Then someone will come along who will put things right? is that adult behaviour? Adults take responsibility for their well-being.

Good health is essential if we are to begin to take control of our lives and sidestep the system. (Remember the system can only remain in place if we support every facet of it). Assuming responsibility for our health is essential. This entails research and ensuring that we do not simply go to the first source available.

Big Pharma is there to make money. How can you make money if you cure people? How often have you heard that the illness cannot be cured but it can be managed? Once we allow ourselves to be managed we hand over responsibility for our well-being to someone else. Frequently, those who do this discover that more and more medication is necessary to alleviate side effects from prescription drugs.

There are many, many ways to improve our health and wellbeing. No way would I attempt to advise anyone on health care but from personal experience i can tell you that taking responsibility for your health is liberating in itself. It is worth remembering that doctors vary in their opinions. There is no ‘right way’. We must make informed decisions.

However, Big Pharma likes to hang on to control as far as possible and despite the fact that many pharmaceuticals have potentially horrendous side effects we are warned that cannabis, a natural plant with many beneficial properties, is dangerous and we should not be permitted to use it. Not even medical cannabis, Mr Singer?  Perhaps our MHKs should check out the following video from a previous blogpost:

Personally, I have never used cannabis but I do use hemp oil as a food supplement with fresh juices as part of a healthy diet. Taking charge of our health results in huge benefits. And helps remove our dependence on a system that many feel is not up to standard. Above all, many natural remedies are vastly cheaper than pharmaceuticals and the appropriate use of non-pharmaceutical therapies could help ensure that money goes where it is needed in the health service. Did you know that many people do not take their prescribed medication and that this is disposed of in large quantities? Why is this?

Best wishes for success in taking charge of your wellbeing.


If you think we live in a democracy where your vote counts – think again. Just how much do we learn about government processes and decisions? Why can so much legislation be rushed through yet the Freedom of Information Act is still a work in progress? (Especially when we normally simply copy and paste UK legislation – quote from Chris Robertshaw prior to the 2011 election ). And when the act does take form why will it place so many restrictions on the information we can obtain? How is it that our new legislation frequently neatly lines up with EU legislation? (Try copying and pasting some random wording into a search engine). Why do so many feel that their wishes are simply ignored and that government is riding roughshod over the electorate? One reason could quite simply be that members of a certain gentlemen’s club are pledged to help each other. But supposing a corrupt and ruthless network deep within international government had cleverly set things up so that no one is really aware how things work?

‘Rings within rings within rings’. There may be an assortment of different groups and different names – but that is how you hide your tracks. And maybe this is a very effective way of dictating to the minions. Especially when ‘useful idiots’* who fluff their plumage and pride themselves on their part in global affairs cannot or do not want to see that they are being used.

James Corbett takes a look at hidden groups and how they function. Common Purpose is a name that pops up too! A topical issue. Kate Beecroft is presently seeking more information about CP courses and graduates in IOM Government.



Election time 

The countdown is under way. it is almost five years since http://www.freeasthysweetmountainair.wordpress.com was born. The impulse to start the blog was connected with a desire to look at the real issues involved in today’s political scene. The concept was centred around global politics because no man is an island! And globalist demands are ever increasing and more invasive, and arguably, more covert.

The candidate

Soon the canvassing hopefuls will be ringing doorbells again and hoping to convince us all that they, and only they, can improve things. Sadly, this is simply not true. When did a backbencher last have a momentous impact on our lives? As a backbencher you are out in the cold. But can those involved in departments make waves? Not really. If they don’t toe the line they may soon find that their cushy number in the department, with accompanying remuneration, disappears. Little wonder then that we see little change in the status quo.

The voter

Unfortunately, it seems that voters are looking for a saviour and hero/heroine who will take on the system and listen to the appeals of the electorate to improve things. How often do we have to go through this procedure in order to learn that this is not a possibility?

In the past I have been urged to stand as a candidate but what point would there be when the system remains the same? in any case I do not consider myself to be politician material. However, it is noticeable that people are looking for someone to pin their hopes on. In actual fact each of us already has someone to pin our hopes on – ourselves.

We are change

As long as we conform to the system and do not seek alternatives we continue to hold it in place by our actions. It is known as ‘learned helplessness’. We ask,’What can we do? The system is stacked against us.’ Many believe that If things could be changed, someone would have done it by now. However, that is not the case. There are examples of how public response has changed things.

Take McDonalds. This ‘restaurant’ chain has expanded right around the globe. Until recently, that is. Now the outlets are reducing in number. There are fewer McDonalds around. Why? Because many people decided they wanted to eat more healthy food and shunned Big Macs etc. We do have the power. Both globally and locally.

This blogpost forms the start of a series based on research into how to become more self-sufficient and how we can remove our support from a system that is past its sell by date. Pick and choose. Not every suggestion will be your cup of tea but there may well be a number that are. And if we all stop searching for our heroes and saviours and take action to help ourselves this could be far more effective than hoping for ‘change’ or voting for the ‘devil you know’.

‘If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.’


Although this case has been going on for some time, and despite the fact that I have received emails regarding this I lacked the resources to investigate further so I am pleased to be able to post this video which gives an insight into the case of Grandma B. (Not a youtube video so please klick the link).



This has to be shared  – and saved on the blog for future reference. Inspiring interview with a cancer patient who had been abandoned by the medical profession because they had nothing left to offer. Palliative care was all that was available. Fortunately, this lady took control of her life and took steps to turn her health around. The images speak for themselves. Another reason to take charge of your health.

There’s no quick fix. It is about lifestyle changes and good food. Is that really such a price to pay to save your life?

Be well.

By manxasthehills Posted in Health


If you have checked out the internet for nutritional information and advice, you will probably have noticed how much of the information is completely contradictory. Where do you start? In my case I was already reading labels to avoid additives as I had noticed years ago that junk food caused migraines. That is one piece of advice I feel it is safe to pass on to anyone: Dump the junk. We really are what we eat. How is your body to function properly when it is constantly having to try and rid itself of toxins instead of using the energy for healing? Above all many junk food ingredients are born in the laboratory. Does that sound compatible with natural physiology? Our bodies are just not designed to cope with these ingredients, which are usually decidedly lacking in nutritional content. It is second nature to me to scan labels for ingredients. Yet I find that many simply take things at face value.

I was offered ‘Water with just a hint of fruit juice. Really, there’s nothing in it.’ Despite the hype on the bottle, the label revealed that it contained a lot of junk. Sadly this lady could see no issue and was convinced she was consuming a healthy drink. If you purchase an item bearing claims of healthy, low-fat, low sugar etc etc BEWARE. Even when there are claims such as: contains no GM, no artificial flavouring and no trans fatty acids, it is still essential to peruse the ingredients because you may well find that it does include artificial preservatives and sweeteners etc. These guys are clever. They react to the most recent headlines and make sure that they can boast that their products are free from these items. Who said they wanted to make it ‘healthy’? And anyway, what is healthy? That description should be banned from processed foods IMO.

I use no ‘ready’ products and purchase as much locally-produced, naturally grown products as possible. Even what is available in ‘health’ stores requires careful checks. Especially if it is part of a US-based chain of stores, selling US products. Remember that GM (genetically modified) foods are not labelled in the US. So if it is not labelled as organic there is a good chance that it is GM. And I wonder how easy it is for organic growers in the US to keep their crops free from stray GM? Personally, I avoid foods from the US. If you are a US resident I would suggest farmers’ markets and growing your own. Nothing is uncontaminated these days but we can do our best to avoid heavy contamination and unhealthy ingredients.

GM ‘foods’ are simply a no-no for me. But even so-called ‘conventional’ fruit and vegetables are loaded with chemicals. A nurse told me that she had had breast cancer although she was consuming a lot of salad at the time. (Sounds like another contradiction doesn’t it?). However, her oncologist put it down to the fact that she was eating ‘conventional’ salad i.e. sprayed with chemicals. So there you have it, some medics are aware of this issue. And while some acquaintances and friends are astonished that I go out of my way to source organics rather than purchase ‘conventional’ vegetables the fact is that organics are conventional. That is the way they have been growing for millennia. The so-called ‘conventional’ fruit and vegetables should display a warning that they are laced with a chemical cocktail, in my opinion. And US stores should be compelled to admit that many of the products are GM as well, I would say. How tasty and tempting would they appear then? There is nothing freaky about organics. They are simply naturally grown fruit and vegetables, as nature intended.

Does seeking good food all sound like a lot of bother? It becomes second nature and if improved health is what you seek then that is the only way to go, in my experience. And don’t forget that this is the simplest form of rebellion. The huge corporations that produce junk food can easily be brought to their knees when we stop consuming their wares. Please note that McDonalds is currently closing hundreds of ‘restaurants’ worldwide, as consumers choose healthier options. We really do have the power.

I have yet to touch on looking at liver health as well as what I actually eat and what I avoid. Hopefully, the above has been helpful for some who are starting out on the journey to find optimal nutritional sources and improve their diets.

Be well.

By manxasthehills Posted in Health