Saturday, May 19, 2018

The Solar Flash - Exploring the Possibilities of the Predicted Event and Our Collective Ability to Determine Our Future


In modern times, the subject of massive global change seems to be a regular topic of conversation. Particularly in the truth community, the topic of Earth changes and revolutionary realizations have easily peaked the interests of thousands of people from many different walks of life. Is this subject of the end times or beginning times merely the result of Hollywood entertainment and corporate media propaganda, or is there something more intrinsic and significant to the massive attention these subjects are receiving?


QAnon on How Ending Iran Peace Deal Thwarts Deep State Plans for Nuclear False Flag Attack - Exopolitics


Source: Exopolitics

Published: May 13, 2018

By: Dr. Michael Salla

The military intelligence group that comprises QAnon continues to make extraordinary revelations about behind the scenes efforts to displace and remove U.S. officials that make up or have been compromised by the Deep State. Most recently, QAnon has been focusing on why President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the July 14, 2015 Iran nuclear deal is a positive development, and how this is connected to Trump helping free North Korea from Deep State control.


Thursday, May 17, 2018

Benjamin Fulford - Trump Iran Sanctions Aimed at Forcing Middle East Peace, Pentagon Sources Say - Full Update



Published: May 14, 2018

By: Benjamin Fulford

The battle for the planet Earth has heated up again with major movements in the Middle East, Malaysia, Indonesia, Europe, the U.S., and elsewhere as a final showdown approaches between the Zionist fanatics who want World War 3 and the rest of humanity who want world peace and friendship.


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Cobra - Clarification on First Contact and Inner Earth Resistance Protocols - Update and Commentary


It was interesting to see the variety of reactions from awakened communities following the recent update from Cobra. That update was fairly new in format and subject matter, and this newness appears to have taken some audience members by surprise.


Soros' Open Society Foundation Closes Operations in Hungary under Pressure from Orban - Zero Hedge


Source: Zero Hedge

Published: May 15, 2018

By: Tyler Durden

After closing its Budapest office last month, Open Society, the purportedly philanthropic organization created to push a liberal, globalist political agenda espoused by billionaire investor George Soros, said Tuesday that it has officially pulled out of Hungary after accusing Prime Minister Viktor Orban of "repressing civil society," according to the WSJ.


Sacred Geometry and the Human Body - Realizing the Cosmic Significance of Our Biological Design


Why is it that we consider the human body to be such a beautiful thing? We see its amazing capacity for strength, flexibility and its ability to do seemingly impossible things, but what is it that makes the human form seem so aesthetically balanced and naturally harmonious in appearance?


Monday, May 14, 2018

Cobra - Special Update for May 10-18 - Entry Protocols for Inner Earth Contact - Update, Commentary, and Analysis


There have been many remarkable updates from Cobra over time. These have peaked the interests and imaginations of nearly every truth-seeker who come across them, and collectively, these updates have had a way of challenging the beliefs of audience members. This particular update from Cobra seems to have reached a new level of personal involvement and responsibility for many people.


Benjamin Fulford - Trump Iran Sanctions Aimed at Forcing Middle East Peace, Pentagon Sources Say - Partial Update for May 14, 2018



Published: May 14, 2018

By: Benjamin Fulford

The battle for the planet Earth has heated up again with major movements in the Middle East, Malaysia, Indonesia, Europe, the U.S., and elsewhere as a final showdown approaches between the Zionist fanatics who want World War 3 and the rest of humanity who want world peace and friendship.


Sunday, May 13, 2018

Is the Pineal Gland Being Purposely Suppressed? - Learning Health and Avoiding the Hazards to this Vital Organ


In modern times, there seem to be countless perspectives on how to maintain health and wellness in the human body. Some of these perspectives originate in the pharmaceutical industry and mainstream science while others come from holistic medicine. Then there are further perspectives which come from independent studies and personal experience.

Many of these perspectives can be helpful. However, for the most part, these many viewpoints have a tendency to contradict the others, leaving much of the Western population largely confused as to how to stay healthy.


Saturday, May 12, 2018

Bill, Hillary Clinton Found to Have Ties to NXIVM Sex-Slave Cult - Commentary and Analysis

Bill and Hillary Clinton at President Trump’s inauguration in January

By now, many of us have learned about the deplorable charges presented against former NXIVM founder, Keith Raniere. The revelation of these alleged actions of serial abuse, manipulation, and human trafficking are heinous enough to prosecute an individual to the fullest extent of the law. Even still, the question looms of whether or not Raniere had help from higher places in maintaining his alleged cult.

It is one thing to hear a rumor that a former government official was somehow connected with a questionable organization. However, it is another matter entirely when that official runs for president on the backs of thousands of sex slaves in full knowledge of the fact.


Thursday, May 10, 2018

Sphere Being Alliance - Contacts, Conferences, and Plans for Conscious Community - Update and Commentary


A lot is changing in world society. Some events are progressing more gradually than anticipated, while others seem to be in a state of overdrive.

Many of the predictions of the whistleblower and experiencer, Corey Goode, have come to pass, while other predictions still have yet to reveal themselves. We have the ongoing process of disclosure both in corporate media and through alternative sources. We see world events of massive revelation of past crimes along with major instances of progress and resolution of conflict.


Benjamin Fulford - Purge at Highest Levels of Secret Government Spells Doom for the Satanists - Full Update


Source: Benjamin Fulford

Published: May 7, 2018

By: Benjamin Fulford

A change of guard and a purge of secret power brokers is breaking the deadlock in the battle for the Earth, say Pentagon, Vatican, agency, and other sources. This is expected to result in the official disclosure of 9/11 and 3/11 truth as well as the removal of several G7 leaders, according to the sources. To kick off this process, Admiral Mike Rogers, the head of the NSA who “resigned” on May 4th, “will testify before Congress to deal death blow to the cabal,” Pentagon sources say.


Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Raniere/Mack Indictment Uncovers Child Trafficking for Billionaire-Backed Sex Slave Ring; Corporate Media Ignores the Issue Entirely


Source: The Free Thought Project

Published: April 27, 2018

By: John Vibes

The Rothschild-linked Bronfman sisters donated millions to the cult whose leaders, Allison Mack and Keith Raniere, have been charged with child sex trafficking.

As more details emerge in the case of the elite Hollywood sex cult NXIVM, it seems that the story goes even deeper than was first reported. There is growing evidence that this alleged self-help group was just a front for a human trafficking ring. It has also been revealed that this group has close ties with high-power ruling class families, including the Rothschilds, Clintons, and Bronfmans.


Overnight, Earthquakes and Lava Become the New Norm on Hawaii Island - Article and Commentary


We have heard it predicted in the past by various whistleblowers and researchers that in the coming years the Earth would experience changes of massive proportions. Some of these alterations were expected to be a challenge for the population to deal with, while others suggested that the changes would be fairly benign. Either way, the next few months and possibly years may yield quite a few unexpected surprises for the surface population of Earth.


Monday, May 7, 2018

The Clinton-Silsby Trafficking Scandal and How the Media Attempted to Cover It Up


Source: Disobedient Media

Published: January 25, 2017

By: William Craddick

Contrary to reports in the media, the crowd sourced investigation labeled by some as "Pizzagate" did not begin with internet sleuths digging through the Wikileaks Podesta Files releases looking for pizza parlors and encoded language discussing human trafficking. It began with the shocking discovery that Hillary and Bill Clinton provided assistance to convicted child trafficker, Laura Silsby, resulting in a reduced sentence for child trafficking.


Benjamin Fulford - Purge at Highest Levels of Secret Government Spells Doom for the Satanists - Partial Update for May 7, 2018


Source: Benjamin Fulford

Published: May 7, 2018

By: Benjamin Fulford

A change of guard and a purge of secret power brokers is breaking the deadlock in the battle for the Earth, say Pentagon, Vatican, agency, and other sources. This is expected to result in the official disclosure of 9/11 and 3/11 truth as well as the removal of several G7 leaders, according to the sources. To kick off this process, Admiral Mike Rogers, the head of the NSA who “resigned” on May 4th, “will testify before Congress to deal death blow to the cabal,” Pentagon sources say.


Vaccines, Cancer, Autism and Mysterious Deaths of Holistic Doctors: Could a Big Pharma Cover-up Be the Missing Link between These?


Source: Natural News

Published: March 14, 2016

By: Harold Shaw

(NaturalNews) Today, the United States has one of the highest rates of infant mortality in the entire world. No less than 1 in 45 children are suffering from autism, while cancer is said to affect 1 in 3 women and 1 in 2 men. In fact, cancer is the second leading cause of death in America, but it is also a 124-billion-dollar industry. What would happen if, say, a natural cure were discovered?


Sunday, May 6, 2018

Cobra - Starseed Mission Activations Reported to be Taking Place - Considering Ways to Handle the Changes Responsibly


Looking back on the days of March 29th through May 5th, it seems that this week represented a particularly significant moment. This general time period appears to have brought with it a notable change within society in that the various events we have previously observe on a global scale now appear to be manifesting on a tangible and personal level.


Friday, May 4, 2018

Cobra - Short Situation Update for April 30, 2018 - New Steps Toward Planetary Liberation and Continued Radio Silence


It is typically a challenge to fully know and comprehend the nature of events occurring in our world. Considering the times in which we live—where dozens of massive world events happen in unison—it is understandable that many of us desire to gain better insight and perspective about the various situations that are presently unfolding.


Thursday, May 3, 2018

Benjamin Fulford - Big Showdown Expected in Middle East as End-Game Approaches for 'Saudi Israelia' - Full Update


Source: Benjamin Fulford

Published: April 30, 2018

By: Benjamin Fulford

Peace in the Korean Peninsula means the Khazarian mafia is now pulling out all stops in an effort to start World War 3 in the Middle East, multiple sources agree. The result is that there is now a huge battle going on there that is likely to determine the fate of Israel and its ally Saudi Arabia, a collective we will refer to as Saudi Israelia. The battle will also determine who rules the West—satanic bloodlines, or the people.


DISCOVERY - Gratitude Can Actually Improve Your Health and Wellbeing - Article and Commentary


It is a principle which many of us in the truth community are well familiar with. That is that energy creates reality. This concept of mind over matter is commonly known. Yet how many of us have actually discovered the scientific evidence which seems to prove that consciousness has a direct effect on physical reality?


Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Swedish DJ Avicii Possibly Killed for Attempting to Expose Elitist Pedophile Ring - Videos and Commentary


First it was Chris Cornell, then Chester Bennington, and now, in a mere two-year time-span, a third musical icon suddenly dies under extremely suspicious circumstances. What are the chances these deaths are all purely coincidental?

We are told by the MSM that all of the similar instances of celebrity death are nothing more than random and unfortunate results of happenstance. However, according to independent journalists, these deaths have far too much in common to be the result of chance alone. Consequently, this matter has received significant attention from alternative communities and all of those interesting in finding real answers.


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

REPORT: Inspector General Report Torches Andrew McCabe For Being a Serial Liar - Article and Commentary


It appears that one more untouchable is being exposed. Though many people may feel frustrated at what they thought was a lack of progress toward mass indictments and arrests, there is still progress being made on numerous levels.

It is understandable that many of us wish to see the thousands of sealed indictments proposed to exist being served in unison. However, we can take heart in the fact that the process is visibly taking shape and picking up speed. In all this we may keep in mind that no avalanche begins at full speed. In fact, the largest avalanche typically begins with one single pebble.


Skunk Works Executive Hints US Hypersonic Bomber Has 'Already Been Made' - Article and Commentary


Have you noticed how the MSM has recently begun advancing many of the narratives of the alternative community? Advanced technology, life on other planets, UFOs and advanced space flight—all of these seem to be subjects which the corporate media has begun to discuss in excess only in the past several years. However, many of these subjects are still rejected by various aspects of society.


Monday, April 30, 2018

Benjamin Fulford - Big Showdown Expected in Middle East as End-Game Approaches for 'Saudi Israelia' - Update for April 30, 2018


Source: Benjamin Fulford

Published: April 30, 2018

By: Benjamin Fulford

Related links - David Wilcock - Critical Moment in Deep State Takedown is Happening Now - Article and Commentary

Peace in the Korean Peninsula means the Khazarian mafia is now pulling out all stops in an effort to start World War 3 in the Middle East, multiple sources agree. The result is that there is now a huge battle going on there that is likely to determine the fate of Israel and its ally Saudi Arabia, a collective we will refer to as Saudi Israelia. The battle will also determine who rules the West—satanic bloodlines, or the people.


Sunday, April 29, 2018

HISTORY IN THE MAKING - Kim Jong-un Meets Moon Jae-in as Both Leaders Embrace Peace - Article and Commentary


As projected, the progress toward peace on the Korean peninsula moves forward. It is understandably surprising to see such a warm exchange between two world leaders who, prior to this historic moment, had been at war for decades on end.

The video of Prime Minister Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in stepping across the border between North Korea and South Korea was a site to see and as we may imagine, that moment may very well be written into the history books.


Saturday, April 28, 2018

David Wilcock - Critical Moment in Deep State Takedown is Happening Now - Article and Commentary


We live in interesting times. I've lost count of how many times I have said this, but when there are so many consecutive and significant developments in world events, it is difficult to resist. Take for instance the newly-developed peace treaty and plans for reunification of North and South Korea.


Benjamin Fulford - Financial Mega-Battle to Escalate in Late February, Early March - Full Article


Source: Benjamin Fulford

Published: February 19, 2018

By: Benjamin Fulford

The secret battle for the planet Earth is entering a critical phase over the coming weeks, especially in the realm of finance, where an epic three-way battle is raging, multiple sources agree. In this battle, cryptocurrencies and the Chinese yuan are fighting each other, as well as fighting to replace the current privately-owned Western central bank petrodollar, Euro, and Japanese yen-based system.


Friday, April 27, 2018

'Smallville' Actress Allison Mack Arrested on Sex Trafficking and Forced Labor Charges in NXIVM Cult Case - Article and Commentary


It appears that among all of the sexual abuse allegations which dotted corporate media during 2017, there is one case that has surpassed them all. Where other headlines simply toted mere rumors and apparent reputation-tarnishing accusations, a recent report regarding former television star, Allison Mack, may result in extensive prison time for herself and many perpetrators of sex trafficking.


Thursday, April 26, 2018

REPORT - New Sealed Indictment Unsealed - Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid, James Comey, Loretta Lynch, and Numerous Others Charged


On February 20, 2018, a rather explosive indictment was drawn up and seal for a later date when it was to be served. As of the publishing of this article, it appears that the moment of service has arrived. By all appearances, this document is authentic, to the letter, and holds some of the most serious of consequences an indictment may contain.


Anti-GMO Activist Found Dead in Hotel Pool, Hours before Planned Delivery of 200,000 Petition Signatures to the EPA - Article and Commentary


It appears the fight for clean tamper-free food just reached a new level of intensity. It is difficult to comprehend the times we are living in where food activists and alternative healthcare professionals face the danger of potential assassination simply for trying to encourage natural health.


Benjamin Fulford - Massive Satanist Offensive Runs Out of Steam and Counterattack Begins - Full Report


Source: Benjamin Fulford

Published: April 23, 2018

By: Benjamin Fulford

The Satan-worshiping elite who hijacked power in the West, fighting for their very lives, have staged a massive counteroffensive in Syria and against U.S. President Donald Trump. This offensive has now run out of steam and is backfiring on them big time as their lies about Syria and many other things are being exposed. And, although no word has been given about when the 25,500 sealed indictments will be acted upon, Pentagon and other sources say action to remove the satanists permanently from world power is intensifying.


Sphere Being Alliance - Update for April 15, 2018 - New and Forthcoming Briefings, Partial Radio Silence, and the Ongoing Need for Full Disclosure


It has been interesting to see the various takes which many people have on the progress of disclosure. It has been of particular interest to see the numerous sources of intel whose testimonies not only have multiple points of corroboration, but have provably predicted future events with notable accuracy.


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

FBI Official: FBI Agents Threatened Physical Harm to President Trump In Missing FBI Texts and Other “Frightening” Communications


Source: True Pundit

Published: January 23, 2018

By: Investigative Bureau

“This is much larger than just texts between two FBI agents.”

A high-ranking FBI official confirms a number of the missing 50,000 FBI text messages — as well as other text and email messages among FBI brass — reportedly discussed initiating physical harm to President Donald Trump.


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Meet the Women who Funded an Alleged Cult’s Legal Battles; Seagram Heiresses Aggressively Sued Victims who Attempted to Expose NXIVM Abuse


Source: Vice

Published: April 17, 2018

By: Sarah Berman

Clare and Sara Bronfman, heirs to the Seagram’s fortune, bankrolled “silencing” lawsuits against Nxivm adversaries, ex-members say.

When it comes to the charges against alleged cult leader Keith Raniere, there’s a lot to wrap your head around. Yes, women were branded with his initials, and at least one woman VICE spoke to said she was blackmailed with naked photos and damaging information that she submitted as “collateral”—to prove she’d never talk about a secret group. And yes, Smallville actress Allison Mack is accused of co-founding and recruiting women into the group. But all this is only one relatively recent chapter of the Raniere story.


FBI Insiders Blow Whistle on Massive Las Vegas Cover Up; Agents Told Not to Investigate Key Evidence Including ANTIFA Terror Link to Mandalay Bay Massacre


The concept of the news cycle can easily escape the average individual. These cycles are  the regular and surprisingly short time segments which MSM sources operate upon—usually lasting around two weeks. Though corporate news can be excessively convoluted at times, our awareness of these news cycles can give us many clues into the reality behind MSM reports.


COBRA - Peace Meditation and Budapest Ascension Conference Report - Update for April 23, 2018


This update from Cobra comes on the heels of the recent (alleged) false flag gas attack carried out by rebels against the people of Syria. As things appear, the attack was intended to frame the Syrian government and to instigate further military conflict in Syrian. We might keep in mind that this attack happened almost exactly one year following the last time the same false flag was carried out against Syrian citizens for the same purpose as the recent one (allegedly).


Monday, April 23, 2018

Benjamin Fulford - Massive Satanist Offensive Runs Out of Steam and Counterattack Begins - Partial Update


Source: Benjamin Fulford

Published: April 23, 2018

By: Benjamin Fulford

The Satan-worshiping elite who hijacked power in the West, fighting for their very lives, have staged a massive counteroffensive in Syria and against U.S. President Donald Trump. This offensive has now run out of steam and is backfiring on them big time as their lies about Syria and many other things are being exposed. And, although no word has been given about when the 25,500 sealed indictments will be acted upon, Pentagon and other sources say action to remove the satanists permanently from world power is intensifying.


The Philadelphia Experiment – An Exploration of Wormholes, Black Projects, and Hyper-Futuristic Breakthroughs


Over half a century ago a revolutionary experiment was allegedly attempted which changed the course of history. If nothing more, this experiment—conducted by the United States Navy—was designed to test the capabilities of then-current naval ingenuity. This alleged experiment also represented a significant venture into the unknown.


Explorations of Ascension – The Mystery of the Rainbow Body


Source: Soonyata

By: Johannes and Litsa van Ouwerkerk

What is a Rainbow Body?

...A fully enlightened person (a jivan mukti) who also liberates the body into light.

Now there are 3 levels of the Rainbow body:

A) Rainbow body
B) Rainbow body of light
C) Rainbow body of great transference


Sunday, April 22, 2018

Was Trump Missile Attack Part of Secret Plan to End Syria Conflict & Prevent War with Iran? - Exopolitics


Source: Exopolitics

Published: April 15, 2018

By: Dr. Michael Salla

Related links - Benjamin Fulford - Revolution May Start in France as Crazy Zionists Try Yet Again to Start WW3 - Full Report

In the early morning hours of April 14, President Trump authorized an attack by a coalition of U.S., French and British military forces against Syria. The attack involved 103 cruise missiles fired upon Syrian facilities previously associated with chemical weapons productions. These facilities were allegedly involved in a chemical weapons attack nearly a week earlier on April 8, on Douma, a suburb of Damascus.


Saturday, April 21, 2018

Proof of Reincarnation? - Exploring the Scientific Research of Dr. Ian Stevenson - Article and Commentary


There is a multitude of spiritual concepts which appear in a variety of belief systems throughout the world. Enduring concepts such as the afterlife, predestination, and ancestral guidance in one's life experiences all seem to be common themes which we find in multiple cultures throughout numerous regions of the planet. Though there is virtually no limit to the number of beliefs an individual or society may hold, many of these beliefs are surprisingly congruent with one another.

It seems that many of these concepts are either inherited from preceding cultures, or these beliefs are borrowed from others which are geographically adjacent. Among these common cultural beliefs is this concept of multiple life experiences, or what we know in modern times as reincarnation.


North Korea Willing to Accept 'Complete Denuclearization' without Conditions, Moon Says

People watch a TV screen showing a news program at the Seoul Railway Station on Wednesday. (Ahn Young-joon / AP)

Source: NBC News

Published: April 19 2018

By: Reuters

President Donald Trump warned Wednesday that he would walk away from his upcoming summit with Kim Jong Un if it wasn’t going to be "fruitful."

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea has expressed its commitment to "complete denuclearization" of the Korean Peninsula and is not seeking conditions, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday, as the United States vowed to maintain "maximum pressure" on Pyongyang.



Friday, April 20, 2018

Benjamin Fulford - Revolution May Start in France as Crazy Zionists Try Yet Again to Start WW3 - Full Report


Apologies for posting this article one day late. If you haven't yet heard the news, DTM has been busy making preparations to add a brand new form of media to our repertoirevideo, that is. So if you would like to enjoy this new format of presentation, come back Monday, April 23. You're in for a treat.

Cheers,

Shem

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Source: Benjamin Fulford

Published: April 16, 2018

By: Benjamin Fulford

The insane religious-fanatic Zionists who have been trying for years to start Armageddon have failed yet again in their latest attempt, this time in Syria. They now face serious repercussions, possibly starting with a revolution in France.


REPORT: House Drafts Articles of Impeachment for Rod Rosenstein


Source: The Gold Water

Published: April 14, 2018

By: Red Pill 

Breaking news coming out of Washington, DC - where reports have suggested lawmakers in the House of Representatives has drafted formal articles of impeachment for Rod Rosenstein - the Deputy Attorney General of the United States of America who the American people have determined to be a crucial piece of the DC “swamp.”


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Federal Authorities Shut Down Sex Ad Website, Backpage.com; Website Labeled "The largest online U.S. marketplace for sex trafficking"

An image of the current home page of the website backpage.com shows logos of U.S. law enforcement agencies after they seized the sex marketplace site April 6, 2018. backpage.com via REUTERS

Source: 
Reuters

Published: April 6, 2018

By: Sarah N. Lynch, Lisa Lambert

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. law enforcement agencies have seized the sex marketplace website Backpage.com as part of an enforcement action by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to a posting on the Backpage website on Friday.



FBI Stoops to Tabloid Investigations - Raided President Trump's Lawyer for Access Hollywood Tape; Still No Answer for Parkland or Las Vegas Mass Shootings


It appears the need for change and renewal in American government has never been more obvious than in recent times. Adding to the rumors of war, the botched investigations of numerous acts of violence, and the looming issue of pedophilia in high places, the FBI now wears the stigma of gross abuses of power, professional incompetence, and wastes of official resources.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Further Signs of MSM PANIC MODE - Did Corporate News Anchors Just Beg Viewers to Avoid Social Media and Independent Journalism?

This is fine. Photo: Screencap/Deadspin

It has become abundantly clear that at some level, the corporate media (or those behind it) view the alternative media as an opposing force. The norm of MSM sources of ridiculing and poking fun at independent journalists—calling them conspiracy theorists and/or dismissing their valid observations altogether—has revealed the MSM to consider these alternative sources to be a sort of competition.


Monday, April 16, 2018

IT'S ALMOST HERE!!! - DTM - The Podcast Experience Hitting Social Media April 23


Coming April 23, 2018, DTM is hosting an event you don't want to miss. Look for Discerning the Mystery - The Podcast Experience on YouTube, DTube, Bitchute, Facebook, Twitter, and ITunes.


Stress IS Contagious: Primitive Instincts Can Cause Us to Pick Up on Other People’s Fear and Stress - Causes and Possible Solutions


Source: Natural News

Published: April 08, 2018

By: Jessica Dolores

(Natural News) Imagine this: You’re leisurely going about your day when you meet someone on edge. Immediately, what was once peace and quiet becomes caught up in the stress and dissipates.

If this applies to you, then you’ve just been infected by the virulent stress bug. It may be a figurative expression; nonetheless, science has proven that stress is contagious.