Iowa Supreme Court: Innocent people who plead guilty can challenge their convictions
For the first time, the Iowa Supreme Court has ruled that people who plead guilty to crimes may challenge their convictions if new evidence of their innocence emerges.
The court ruled Friday in a 4-3 decision in the case of Jacob L. Schmidt, who pleaded guilty in 2007 of sexually abusing his 14-year-old half-brother the year before. Years later, in 2014, Schmidt’s half-brother began telling others that the abuse never occurred.
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THE GREAT TRANSITION…EVERYBODY GETS TO DO IT!
Be prepared. Don’t wait until the event is upon your family and friends
VLA COMMENT: Here in Fairfield, Iowa, the Spiritual Capital of the United States where thousands of people are pracrticing Transcendental Meditation our view on “transition” comes from a deep spiritual perspective:
From Taoist Master Hua–Ching Ni:
“At such an important time the transforming person should stay in a quiet [familiar] place without using medicine or anything else which might interfere with his natural system. All interference will trouble the process of natural transformation, no matter what level of spiritual achievement. The body should not be put in a refrigerator or burned for seven days, because the consciousness of the person is not totally gone yet. Such things, either heat or cold or a strange touch, all make the body suffer in its last days. Some spiritual people work their whole life to form their inner spiritual being, but at the time of their transformation to another realm of life, an unnecessaary interference or disturbance will continue to keep them suffering or lingering here…”Taoist Master Hua–Ching Ni
The Chalice in Repose Odorless, leak proof “Repose Envelopes”
VLA Note: The new Elderly flu vaccine (FLUAD) contains an adjuvant that is alleged to have caused the Gulf War syndrome. CDC: “Some adverse events (which are also reported after regular flu vaccines) were reported more frequently after vaccination with FLUAD™”. Watch Direct Order:
First Ever Free Range Kids Bill Just Passed in Utah
A new law set to go into effect on May 8 2018 in Utah will be the first of its kind in America. SB 65 (Child Neglect Amendments) will change what the state of Utah recognizes as neglect to eliminate certain innocuous and natural activities such as children playing in their front yards, walking to school, and otherwise being children.
The law comes as a reaction to a growing movement of total control over families and children being exercised by the state and local governments, social “services” agencies, and schools. One such example is a Maryland couple whose children were held by police due to the alleged neglect of allowing them to walk home alone from a park
The law works by redefining the term “neglect,” pointing out that neglect does not include the following:
“permitting a child, whose basic needs are met and who is of sufficient age and maturity to avoid harm or unreasonable risk of harm, to engage in independent activities, including:
(A) traveling to and from school, including by walking, running, or bicycling;
(B) traveling to and from nearby commercial or recreational facilities;
(C) engaging in outdoor play;
(D) remaining in a vehicle unattended
(E) remaining at home unattended; or
(F) engaging in a similar independent activity.” READ MORE…
Not only have pigs been fed Ractopamine for years in the USA, which makes them leaner but may give humans a heart attack. What’s more the drug is banned in 160 countries including China. Since China took over Smithfield, the leader in USA hog production, one would only hope that they have eliminated the practice. However, here is something novel in the Food industry.
2 US companies have teamed up to jointly cooperate on a breeding plan to have male piglets born castrated. Read More…
VLA Comment: Most religious and metaphysical organizations and their practioners do not eat pork. Good thinking!
Could the ballooning rate of sick pets, and a burgeoning multi-billion dollar veterinary industry, relate to the immunocompromising role of feline retrovirus-contaminated vaccines given to millions of animals around the world?
Magic Mushrooms and some individual’s inability to metabolize-causing psychosis, albeit temporary
Magic Mushrooms: Some individuals are not able to metabolize-causing psychosis, albeit temporary and not to be confused with “mental illness”.
Indolealkylamines: Biotransformations and Potential Drug–Drug Interactions (STUDY)
Increased knowledge in this area may advance our understanding of individual vulnerability to and/or protection from illicit drugs of abuse (15). This review, therefore, aims to describe our current understanding of the metabolism READ STUDY…
Zero Order Kinetics…when there is an polymorphism of Cytochrome P450 the drug accumulates in the liver, cannot be excreted by the kidneys and increases the potential for overdose. For polymorphism effect start at 4:44.