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The Reality Shift of ‘ The Book Of Aquarius ‘

From Xaniel’s Blog DaniMart~Tetra-Trinity Chronicles 

The Book of Aquarius By Anonymous Released: March 20, 2011 Updated: September 9, 2011 bookofaquarius.forgottenbooks.org

1. The Book of Aquarius The purpose of this book is to release one particular secret, which has been kept hidden for the last 12,000 years. ThePhilosophers’ StoneElixir of LifeFountain of YouthAmbrosiaSomaAmrita, Nectar of Immortality. These are different names for the same thing. Throughout history this secret has been used by a very few to extend their lives hundreds of years in perfect health, with access to unlimited wealth, among many other miraculous properties. Some kept the secret because they understood that the time was not right for the secret to be free for all people, but most kept the secret out of their own jealousy, ignorance, egotism and corruption. The Stone’s history and the history of the human race up until this day is a strange story full of secret societies, hooded cloaks, and mystical symbols. Such theatrics are childish and shallow.

It’s pointless to look for the light in the shadows.

The Philosophers’ Stone operates and is made by entirely natural and scientific means. Truth is always simple, beautiful and easy to understand. The Philosophers’ Stone is real; you can make it at home. The Stone makes old people young, heals all forms of sickness and disease, extends your life, turns any metal into gold, and more, as you will learn. This isn’t a myth or a metaphor, it’s a fact. Don’t judge this book before you’ve read it. This is not one of those airy fairy books written in all kinds of mystical language, filling pages with words that makes sentences but not sense. This book will make more sense than anything you’ve ever read before. The age of secrets is over. I’m writing this book in common English. There’s no need for mystical language or metaphor. This book contains no hidden meaning or codes; everything is stated plainly and directly, in the shortest and simplest of words necessary to convey the meaning.

Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t. by Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain)

I am a friend of Socrates and Plato, but still more so of Truth. A Dialogue, by Alexander von Suchten, 16th – 17th Cen. (?)

Give this book to everyone you know. If you have a web site, upload it there. If you have a mailing list, mail it to everyone. If you work in the media, report on or publish this book. Translate it into different languages. Do everything you can to get this book to as many people as possible. You can distribute this book in any way. I am not reserving any copyright. This book is public domain and royalty-free. I advise you to print this book, as computers may not be so reliable in the future.

Do you know any secrets? Now is the time to release them. Forget any promises you made or vows you took. This is all corruption. If someone makes you promise to jump off a cliff it doesn’t mean you have to. There is no such thing as “government”, “society”, “company”, “organization”, these are just vague concepts, they are not real, they don’t have feelings. People are real. Your loyalty is to people and toNature.

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Coping: With Phony History

George Ure’s Urban Survival 

Site Contact: george@ure.net

How would you feel if you were sitting around with a good book on history and a few pages into it, the author were to drop a small bombshell on you by saying, in so many words..

  • About 1,200 years of recent human history has just been “made up”?

That’s where I found myself this weekend.  Stuck in bed with a terrible sinus cold (beaten back, but still red-eyed and not in flying shape yet, there I was with History: Fiction or Science? Dating methods as offered by mathematical statistics. Eclipses and zodiacs. Chronology Vol.I  ($10 Amazon).

That was bad enough, but Fomenko (Vol. 1) also goes into some other major problems:

  • Lots of writings attributed to the Greeks and earlier seem to have just “appeared” in the XIII century and later.

  • Some of those revered cathedrals in Europe?  The biggest part of their construction is only 200 year old…offering mortar tests to show the middle ages portion was most small single-story structures.

  • Supposed old coinage from Greek & Roman times?  Has the same minting errors of Middle Ages coinage.  So why would minting errors be cloned, hmmm?

  • Many historical character in two distinct periods of history:  Middle Ages and classical periods…

  • Oh, and lots of classical characters, such as Plato, were likely fabrications of based onthen-current icons, like Pleton/Pletho.

This last link is of particular interest. since the Western view is that Pletho/Pleton simply “rediscovered” Plato.  Lemme see…that would make his name Pleton/Plethon/Pletho one of the grandest coincidences in history.

So what gives?

Well, the mind does boggle a bit, but seems that the clergy went to great lengths in the middle ages to wipe out any trace of how short our actual “history” is. 

Which gets us around to a very interesting problem which Clif (he’s in Vol. 3 already) and I have been kicking around.  It does down to this ponder:

“Why would a culture need to “make up” that it is much older than it probably is?”

This gives way to a whole rising up of questions:  Did the Christian/Judeo religions have a marketing issue that demanded they “get older”?  Was there no Library at Alexandria…hence no documents for much of claimed antiquity – which may explain why so many “old documents” just “appeared” in the middle ages?

The mind reels…all those “hidden past” things come welling up:  This would make 2012 a sham (no worries, I expect to be around in 2013 anyway) not to mention bringing lots of fresh questions about the linkage between governments and Churchianity into question going back at least 1,000 years.

The troublesome part is that Fomenko didn’t distill his claims down into an pocketbook.  This is four serious academic volumes and he’s just one of an emerging group of authors who are re-thinking our claimed history.  The discussion of carbon-14 errors in volume 1 is impressive, and near I can follow, right.

As to who was behind a lot of this?  Joseph Justus Scaliger, for one (1540-1609), among others.

As Fomenko explains, the timeline of history is incredibly imprecise and the Scaligarian timeline adopted “officially” by the PTB seems to add anywhere from 700 to 1,200 years, depending on how you look at it.

So what would if mean, if Fomenko is correct, when he asserts, for example that Jesus was born in 1053 A.D. and died in 1086 A.D.

Which gets Clif and me wondering one of those motivation questions which we hate because they are so damn difficult to “prove”:  Why would wars be fought, cities burned, and much of a “made up history” be sold as a cornerstone of thought? 

“What’s wrong with being a young race of people who just show up here?”

Except that gets us to the even murkier question:  Did we spontaneously arise or were weplanted?  More ponderings as I get into Vol. 2.

AND HERE A LITTLE SOMETHING EXTRA FROM GEORGE’S SITE : 

Don’t Try this Tax Return

Still, it’s an interesting list:

They sent my Tax Return back! AGAIN!!! In response to the question:

“List all dependents?” I replied –

“12 million illegal immigrants;

“3 million crack heads;

“42 million unemployable people on food stamps,

“2 million people in over 243 prisons; and

“535 fools in the U.S. House and Senate.”

No, I won’t be trying it, either…still….certain ring of truth to it.  Leaves out all the occupied country, though…and foreign aid and…..

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Map of “Greater Israel” Published by Radical Settler Movement

BY OCCUPIEDPALESTINE

Essential Read: The Promised Land ~ by Jad KhairAllah


January 15th, 2009 Martini Lahoud

“The process of national revival of the Jewish people is irreversible and has its internal logic. We shall have no peace as long as the whole territory of the Country of Israel will not return under Jewish control. This might sound too hard, but such is the logic of history. The war on the Holy Land has been already fought for four thousand years and the end cannot be seen. A stable peace will come only then, when Israel will return to itself all its historical lands, and will thus control both the Suez and the Ormudz channel. The state will find at last its geostrategic completeness. We must remember that Iraqi oil fields too are located on the Jewish land. This may seem utopia to many now – but an even greater utopia seemed a hundred years ago the revival of the Jewish state…If you want it, this will not not be a fairy tale” –Rabbi Avrom Shmulevic of the Bead Artzein (“For the Homeland”) Movement.

The Shrinking Map of Palestine

“Jewish villages were built in the place of Arab villages. You do not even know the names of these Arab villages, and I do not blame you because geography books no longer exist. Not only do the books not exist, the Arab villages are not there either. Nahlal arose in the place of Mahlul; Kibbutz Gvat in the place of Jibta; Kibbutz Sarid in the place of Huneifis; and Kefar Yehushua in the place of Tal al-Shuman. There is not a single place built in this country that did not have a former Arab population.”
– David Ben Gurion, quoted in The Jewish Paradox, by Nahum Goldmann, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1978, p. 99

“We must expel Arabs and take their places.” — David Ben Gurion, 1937, Ben Gurion and the Palestine Arabs, Oxford University Press, 1985.

“Let us not ignore the truth among ourselves … politically we are the aggressors and they defend themselves… The country is theirs, because they inhabit it, whereas we want to come here and settle down, and in their view we want to take away from them their country.” — David Ben Gurion, quoted on pp 91-2 of Chomsky’s Fateful Triangle, which appears in Simha Flapan’s “Zionism and the Palestinians pp 141-2 citing a 1938 speech

“We walked outside, Ben-Gurion accompanying us. Allon repeated his question, What is to be done with the Palestinian population?’ Ben-Gurion waved his hand in a gesture which said ‘Drive them out!” — Yitzhak Rabin, leaked censored version of Rabin memoirs, published in the New York Times, 23 October 1979.

“Israel should have exploited the repression of the demonstrations in China, when world attention focused on that country, to carry out mass expulsions among the Arabs of the territories.” — Benyamin Netanyahu, then Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister, former Prime Minister of Israel, speaking to students at Bar Ilan University, from the Israeli journal Hotam, November 24, 1989.

“It is the duty of Israeli leaders to explain to public opinion, clearly and courageously, a certain number of facts that are forgotten with time. The first of these is that there is no Zionism, colonialization, or Jewish State without the eviction of the Arabs and the expropriation of their lands.” — Ariel Sharon, Israeli Foreign Minister, addressing a meeting of militants from the extreme right-wing Tsomet Party, Agence France Presse, November 15, 1998.

“Everybody has to move, run and grab as many (Palestinian) hilltops as they can to enlarge the (Jewish) settlements because everything we take now will stay ours…Everything we don’t grab will go to them.” — Ariel Sharon, Israeli Foreign Minister, addressing a meeting of the Tsomet Party, Agence France Presse, Nov. 15, 1998.

“Israel may have the right to put others on trial, but certainly no one has the right to put the Jewish people and the State of Israel on trial.” — Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, 25 March, 2001 quoted in BBC News Online


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Map of “Greater Israel” Published by Radical Settler Movement « Never Cast Lead Again


A Million Stories about the Zionist Rape of This World – in pictures

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Top Ten Ways Americans are Getting Squeezed 

From Get Smart News

1. Why have grocery costs grown so high? Just normal inflation right? Think again. How Goldman Sachs Created the Food Crisis Goldman Sachs and other bankers are gaming the system, driving the costs of commodities higher and higher with a derivative they made up just for this purpose “the Goldman Sachs Commodity Index”…just to make themselves more money.

In 1991, Goldman bankers came up with a new kind of investment product, a derivative that tracked 24 raw materials, from precious metals and energy to coffee, cocoa, cattle, corn, hogs, soy, and wheat to be known henceforth as the Goldman Sachs Commodity Index (GSCI). For just under a decade, the GSCI remained a relatively static investment vehicle.

Then, in 1999, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission deregulated futures markets. Bankers recognized a good system when they saw it, and dozens of speculative non-physical hedgers followed Goldman’s lead and joined the commodities index game, including Barclays, Deutsche Bank, Pimco, JP Morgan Chase, AIG, Bear Stearns, and Lehman Brothers “You had people who had no clue what commodities were all about suddenly buying commodities,” an analyst from the United States Department of Agriculture told me.

In the first 55 days of 2008, speculators poured $55 billion into commodity markets, and by July, $318 billion was roiling the markets. Food inflation has remained steady since.

Hard red spring wheat, which usually trades in the $4 to $6 dollar range per 60-pound bushel, broke all previous records as the futures contract climbed into the teens and kept on going until it topped $25. And so, from 2005 to 2008, the worldwide price of food rose 80 percent — and has kept rising.

2. Why does it cost so much to fill the gas tank? Must be Peak Oil right?

  • How Koch Became An Oil Speculation Powerhouse From Inventing Oil Derivatives To Deregulating The Market – October 6, 1986: First oil derivative is introduced to Wall Street by traders at Koch. Koch Industries executive Lawrence Kitchen devised the “first ever oil-indexed price swap between Koch Industries and Chase Manhattan Bank. “Documents reveal that Koch is also participating in the unregulated derivatives markets as a financial player, buying and selling speculative products that are increasingly contributing to the skyrocketing price of oil.

  • gas prices

    Excessive energy speculation today is at its highest levels ever, and even Goldman Sachs now admits that at least $27 of the price of crude oil is a result from reckless speculation rather than market fundamentals of supply and demand. Many experts interviewed by ThinkProgress argue that the figure is far higher, and out of control speculation has doubled the current price of crude oil. “

  • U.S. Oil Exports Reach Record Highs; That’s Right…Exports

3. Why are my heating bills so out of control? See above.

4. Why do my kid’s clothes and everythingelse  cost so much these days? – See 1 & 2 above. The price of commodities and oil have a huge ripple effect, forcing everyone’s costs and prices up, driving inflation across the board.

5. Why do I have to keep scraping by every month to pay for ever increasing health insurance costs?

Record Profits Don’t Stop Health Insurer’s Record Rate HikesThe absurd cost of healthcare is not open for discussion on our public airwaves. Some typical costs: $30,000 – $56,000 for a weekend stay in the hospital for tests only- no surgery. Another bill for $97,000 for a three day stay.

The corporate media has made sure that all discussion of health care be about insurance- these ridiculous costs are never addressed. The obvious truth is that Health Care for profit is not working. Remove the profit from the equation and we will return to a humane system.

And people are going bankrupt and losing their houses, or dying because they can’t afford the bill, families break apart from the financial stress, and for what, or actually who…
CEOs explore new depths of satanic greed
George Paz – CEO of Express Scripts, Healthcare
Compensation: $51.5million
Net Income: $1.29billion

Stephen Hemsley- CEO of UnitedHealth Group
Compensation: $48.8million
Net Income: $4.93billion

6. Why am I so sick in the first place?

Maybe it has something to do with who they are hiring at the government agencies that are supposed to protect our health?? Well Look who was hired to plan implementation of new food safety legislation at the Food and Drug Administration… Monsanto’s man Taylor returns to FDA in food-czar role
Monsanto Exec / Gov’t Official “pulls strings” to get neuro-toxin approved as a food additive- makes millions.
And clearly the Center for Disease Control has been looking out for our safety CDC Director Arrested for Child Molestation and Bestiality

7. Are your water rates going through the roof?

It’s not just your town- it’s global. Even with global warming/ God’s wrath and worldwide flooding- incredibly, there is also a worldwide drought. Don’t question the logic, just shut up and pay your bills.. is the subliminal message the corporate media pushes everyday.

8. Why is there a “housing crisis”?

  • Goldman Sachs on mortgage crisis: ‘Serious money’ to be made

  • Goldman Sachs Misled Congress After Duping Clients Over CDOs … Goldman sold AAA bonds they knew were “sacks of shit”, then shorted the bonds. The bonds were MBS- mortage back securities, mortgages, thousands of family homes. The more people that lose their homes, the more money Goldman makes. GoldMansacks appears to be trying desperately to snatch the most evil company award from Monsanto, as if they’ll get a prize.

  • The case against Goldman Sachs

  • Banks That Created Fake Demand Made Financial Crisis Much Worse – A ProPublica analysis published this week examines the extent of the “fake demand” created by major banks that sold lucrative mortgage-backed securities, and how the institutions fueled the economic crisis with their self-dealing

  • The Great Looting: Homeowners, Pensioners Robbed by Wall Street; Congress MIA – There is no doubt, the ‘foreclosure crisis’ was an engineered fraud enabling the banksters to scam money on both sides of the equation.

    Related: New Banking Chairman says Washington is there “to serve the banks“.

    Rep. wants foreclosure investigation to ignore robo-signer controversy.

    They used predatory lending practices to encourage people to get loans they couldn’t afford. They even cold-called people to get them to refinance a house that was already paid in full. Now a few years later they are trying to snatch that house out from under the family that has lived there for generations. And they did it on purpose! This happened over and over again. Why? The “securitization of loans” deal that allow the banks to bundle the bad loans, intentionally mislabel them AAA, then sell them to pension funds and other duped investors. Millions have lost big money in their pension funds because these fraudsters blatantly stole their money and the government did nothing about it.

9. Why are my electricity rates going through the roof?

10.  False Scarcity- Where did all the money go?

Across Europe countries are going “bankrupt” and governments are pushing bailouts and “austerity” measures on their citizens, stealing their retirement, enacting pay cuts, service cuts, all so they can pay the banksters interest. How are all of these major countries going bankrupt at the same time? Where did all the money go? In fact, there is no money shortage- these countries aren’t bankrupt- the governments and banksters have pilferred the treasuries and are now blaming it on the populace.

For instance, here in America Senate Leader Bill Frist’s family business, Billion $$ behemoth Columbia Healthcare paid a $2 billion settlement for overcharging medicare… but nobody went to prison, and Columbia still has gov’t contracts. They stole our money, and got away with it.

Almost half the $14 trillion debt is owed to the Federal Reserve, which is a consortium of private banks- ie half of America’s debt is to the  banksters that created the crisis in the first place.

This a worldwide brawl for the future of the planet. The worldwide 99% needs the US 99% to step up and fight.

Your house, food, gas, heat, health care, electricity, water- all of your major bills are being jacked by just a few of the 1%. Americans are being squeezed from every direction, deliberately. It truly is about The Fall of the Republic. That’s their goal here in America, where do you stand?

V the revolutionary

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Gun Ownership Soars To 18 Year High: 47% Of Americans Admit To Owning A Gun

Posted by Republic Broadcasting Network 

Zero Hedge

Americans may be fleeing from stocks in droves, but they sure aren’t shy about rotating the resulting meager liquidation proceeds into weaponry. According to Gallup, “Forty-seven percent of American adults currently report that they have a gun in their home or elsewhere on their property. This is up from 41% a year ago and is the highest Gallup has recorded since 1993, albeit marginally above the 44% and 45% highs seen during that period.” Considering the social situation “out there”, and the fact that the world is one badly phrased or translated headline away from a complete HFT-facilitated market collapse, this is hardly all that suprising.

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The new result comes from Gallup’s Oct. 6-9 Crime poll, which also finds public support for personal gun rights at a high-water mark. Given this, the latest increase in self-reported gun ownership could reflect a change in Americans’ comfort with publicly stating that they have a gun as much as it reflects a real uptick in gun ownership.

Not surprisingly, republicans pack more heat than democrats. Perhaps it is best not to piss too many off…

Republicans (including independents who lean Republican) are more likely than Democrats (including Democratic leaners) to say they have a gun in their household: 55% to 40%. While sizable, this partisan gap is narrower than that seen in recent years, as Democrats’ self-reported gun ownership spiked to 40% this year.

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Women are more armed than ever. Perhaps it is best not to piss too many off…

The percentage of women who report household gun ownership is also at a new high, now registering 43%

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Southerners, yes shocking, are the best armed of all. Perhaps it is best not to piss too many off…

Gun ownership is more common in the South (54%) and Midwest (51%) than in the East (36%) or West (43%) — a finding typical of Gallup’s trends in gun ownership by region.

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Gallup’s conclusion: “A clear societal change took place regarding gun ownership in the early 1990s, when the percentage of Americans saying there was a gun in their home or on their property dropped from the low to mid-50s into the low to mid-40s and remained at that level for the next 15 years. Whether this reflected a true decline in gun ownership or a cultural shift in Americans’ willingness to say they had guns is unclear. However, the new data suggest that attitudes may again be changing. At 47%, reported gun ownership is the highest it has been in nearly two decades — a finding that may be related to Americans’ dampened support for gun-control laws. However, to ensure that this year’s increase reflects a meaningful rebound in reported gun ownership, it will be important to see whether the uptick continues in future polling.”

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Crowd control techniques used by Oakland cops violated army rules of engagement for war zones

Source: Red Green & Blue (http://s.tt/13EIZ)

Also,Red, Green and Blue on Facebook

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Scott Olson wounded in Oakland

How bad was it? As Business Insider reports, the Oakland police did things to Occupy Wall Street demonstrators that troops wouldn’t do against hostile civilian crowds in a war zone. We treat our own protesters worse than the army treats Iraqis.

Here’s an excerpt from Business Insider, quoting an un-named Marine with Iraq combat experience:

Before gas goes into a crowd shield bearers have to be making no progress moving a crowd or crowd must be assaulting the line. Not with sticks and stones but a no bullshit assault. 3 warnings must be given to the crowd in a manner they can hear that force is about to be used. Shield bearers take a knee and CS gas is released in grenade form first to fog out your lines because you have gas masks. You then kick the canisters along in front of your lines. Projectile gas is not used except for longer ranged engagement or trying to steer the crowd ( by steering a crowd I mean firing gas to block a street off ). You also have shotguns with beanbags and various less than lethal rounds for your launchers. These are the rules for a WARZONE!!

40 mm tear gas gun via wikimedia commonsHow did a cop who is supposed to have training on his weapon system accidentally SHOOT someone in the head with a 40mm gas canister? Simple. He was aiming at him.

I’ll be the first to admit a 40mm round is tricky to aim if you are inexperienced but anyone can tell the difference between aiming at head level and going for range.

The person that pulled that trigger has no business being a cop. He sent that round out with the intention of doing some serious damage to the protestors. I don’t care what the protestors were doing. I never broke my rules of engagement in Iraq or Afghanistan. So I can’t imagine what a protester in the states did to deserve a headshot with a 40mm. He’s damn lucky to be alive and that cop knows he was using lethal force against a protester he is supposed to be protecting.

Additionally: Jesse Davis mentions “The methods prohibited in war, and actions after the fact are also against war zone policy.” Check out his infographic here.

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Israeli army shoots at children and two ISM activists

Notes from Behind the Blockade | October 28, 2011

After a lovely day of drinking excessive amounts of tea with a few families in South Gaza (Faraheen and Khuza’a, to be exact), an Italian colleague, Silvia, who used to live in Khuza’a, suggested walking down the road towards the local school. It was late afternoon, about 4:30 p.m. and dozens of children played in the area. We walked past slices of a giant concrete wall placed in the middle of the road. The slivers reminded me of Israel’s Apartheid Wall in the West Bank — 25 feet of reinforced concrete. The local villagers had apparently retrieved these sections from a former settlement and placed them there so that children could play outside while being (somewhat) protected from Israeli army gunfire.

Silvia pointed to a school farther down the road. “That’s where the children go to school,” she said. The sun was beginning to set and the area was quite beautiful if one didn’t look to hard at the Israeli military towers n the distance. I took some pictures, and even asked Silvia to take a photo of me. Kids played nearby and a donkey cart passed us. I photographed a house that looked like it had been bombed, but the bougainvillea had grown back in vibrant fuchsia. Two boys playing with a piece of plastic ran towards us from farther up the road and begged me to take a photo. I snapped a sloppy photo, and they eagerly checked their digital images on my camera. One in a green sweater thought it was terribly funny that the boy’s in a red hoodie’s head was missing in my photo.

They ran up ahead, and we walked for about 15 seconds when I heard a strange whiz, a whistle, eerily close to my ear. I paused, a bullet? Red hoodie and two younger boys up ahead hit the floor as I momentarily pondered the strange sound.

The kids turned around and yelled at us two stupid foreigners to get down. We bent down and started to walk away — fast — and they yelled at us to get completely on the ground. The Israeli army left us no time to be scared. No gunshots over our heads. No warnings. A second bullet whizzed past the three kids, and then us. The Israelis were shooting at us from the towers 500 meters ahead. This time, we were on the ground. I continued to look at these 9-year-olds or 10-year-olds or whatever they were for cues–walking towards their school under Israeli fire was clearly routine for them and they knew what they were doing. We waited on the ground for several minutes. As I still had my camera in hand, I snapped a quick photo of them from the ground.

A minute or two later a father and his toddler, also further up on the road came towards us and offered a ride on the back of his motorized cart. We jumped in and he “sped” back to behind the wall. Anyway, I got back to my apartment about an hour later, just in time for my Arabic class. Even though I had actually studied this time, I couldn’t concentrate. Why was the Israeli army shooting at our heads?

And I realized this is what Palestinian first, second, third, fourth graders experience daily in Gaza.

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Armed Citizen Militia Shows Up At Occupy Phoenix

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Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
October 30, 2011

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Armed citizen militia group US Border Guard is making its presence felt at the Occupy Phoenix demonstration to protect free speech rights, arguing that the second amendment prevents the state from abusing the first amendment.

The group has been labeled “neo-nazis” by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which is usually a demonization tactic, but the individual shown in the clip, “JT Ready” has attended neo-nazi rallies and is closely affiliated with the fringe National Socialist Party.

The group has also operated as a “Minutemen on steroids” outfit, organizing armed patrols of the US border with Mexico.

As we have previously highlighted, the fringe neo-nazi movement has been completely infiltrated by the FBI, right down to the level where an FBI informant actually got caught organizing a neo-nazi rally in Orlando back in 2007.

Is this a means of infiltrating the ‘Occupy’ movement, a minority fringe extremist group trying to attach itself to the protesters, or merely concerned citizens expressing their right to bear arms peaceably?

Opinions will undoubtedly be split, but one certainty is the fact that the establishment media instantly seized upon groups like this attaching themselves to the Tea Party rallies as a smear tactic to claim the whole movement was racist and violent. However, in the case of ‘Occupy’, the mainstream networks have largely ignored making such connections.

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 Americans Pay Dearly to Maintain Israel’s Nuclear Secrets

CIA endangers NUMEC toxic waste cleanup

by , First Posted October 20, 2011

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has just stopped its $170 million nuclear waste dump cleanup at a former Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation (NUMEC) site in Pennsylvania. In the early 1960s, NUMEC established a plutonium facility in Parks Township — disposing of waste in a large field adjacent to the plant. NUMEC’s waste site was staggeringly inappropriate. According to Atomic Energy Commission surveys and more recent USACE studies, groundwater flows freely throughout the dump at levels where waste resides. Further below the surface, a warren of coal mine shafts from the early 20th century creates the possibility of toxic seepage and sinkholes.

According to what the USACE knows, a contractor failed to inspect the contents of a 55-gallon drum holding radioactive waste before moving it. What nearby residents, contractors, and USACE engineers don’t know could pose an even greater hazard — and the CIA may be in a position to provide a remedy.

According to newly declassified FBI files [.pdf], NUMEC’s venture capitalist David Lowenthal and founder Zalman Shapiro knowingly failed to comply with even the lax AEC standards in force in the 1960s for handling radioactive waste at NUMEC. An FBI wiretap placed on Lowenthal’s phone picked up shocking news of a major illicit radioactive spill on May 5, 1969. Lowenthal and Shapiro were both under investigation for diverting enough HEU to Israel to build more than a dozen atomic weapons. Shapiro and Lowenthal were in the midst of their “exit strategy” — selling NUMEC to Atlantic Richfield, which would (along with successor Babcock & Wilcox and then American taxpayers) be left holding the bag for massive future cleanup and health indemnity costs.

Shapiro and Lowenthal — in line for a $150 per share buyout of their substantial stock holdings — seemed surreally unperturbed as the avoidable disaster unfurled, quickly moving on to the topic of new corporate acquisition targets.

9:18 p.m.: CENSORED reported on a spillage at the plant. They have the area roped off and it will take some pick and shovel work to dig up the contaminated areas. CENSORED said they are getting 100,000 counts. CENSORED said, “Oh, God.” They are dampening it down to avoid dust and will cover it if it looks like it may rain. CENSORED asked if there is anything on AAI? …

9:20 p.m.: CENSORED said that he heard that American Instrument Company [is] up for sale. He said he heard this from the former sales manager.

More recently, Geiger counter–wielding inspectors in Japan used 6,000 counts per minute as a threshold standard for decontamination, only raising it to 100,000 after the Fukushima disaster.

A phone call placed just two minutes after the first about NUMEC confirmed that

it’s not only a bad spill but “actually they are operating outside compliance.” They had the drums all together. They have about 200 drums and estimate that about six a day will corrode through. The trouble lay with a fluoride which was put in to help the decay, and this was not checked. CENSORED said they are also about $230,000 over on their construction costs for the scrap plant. Z [Zalman Shapiro] said if they could get other people, there would be a lot of firing.

Shapiro gained a reputation for disregarding the health concerns of his ill-trained workforce and firing them at will in order to suppress wages in the economically depressed Kiski Valley. New high school graduate hires were callously told to “drink lots of beer” to flush radioactive contaminants out of their systems. Tellingly, both Lowenthal and Shapiro refused to live anywhere near Apollo or Parks Township, preferring spacious homes on the same leafy street in Pittsburgh, all the better to host visiting Israeli nuclear weapons program officials. Shapiro, a brilliant nuclear scientist and longtime Zionist Organization of America leader who has been tight-lipped about NUMEC in recent years, was nominated in 2009 by his daughter for a National Medal of Technology and Innovation. He is still eligible, if chosen from a pool of other talented Americans, for a White House ceremony with President Obama in 2011.

It is too late for the USACE to interview David Lowenthal — who began his careersmuggling refugees to Israel — about the location of the 1969 spill. In 1956 Israel began working its top agents to procure materials obtainable only from nations withyellowcake access or billion-dollar gaseous diffusion plants. In 1957 the undercapitalized start-up that was NUMEC —  dwarfed by industry cohorts Westinghouse and General Electric — used its connections to winnow its way into the U.S. highly enriched uranium (HEU) stream as a scrap reprocessor and maker of specialized fuels for naval propulsion systems using capital raised by Lowenthal. NUMEC launched in Lowenthal’s defunct, dirt-floored steel milling facilities in the center of a quaint village. In retrospect, NUMEC resembles its true siblings — Materials for Palestine, Foundry Associates, Service Airways, and later, MILCO — all thin front companies established for the sole purpose of stealing and illegally smuggling U.S. arms to Israel. Worker safety, profitability, environmental regulations, and materials accountability all took a back seat to NUMEC’s core purpose — helping build Israel’s clandestine atomic arsenal.

It is unlikely that Shapiro will now step forward and tell the USACE where his fluoride-saturated illegal drum cache is located. Out of compliance, it likely doesn’t appear on any topographical site maps developed by the USACE or its contractors. The CIA, which intensively investigated NUMEC over the diversion of weapons-grade nuclear material into the Israeli nuclear weapons program, could drastically improve the probability of a more successful, safer cleanup. Only the CIA can give an accurate and overdue public estimate of how much U.S. taxpayer–funded HEU was actually diverted from NUMEC into the Israeli nuclear weapons program and is therefore no longer a hazard in any NUMEC waste site. As recently as 2009, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission officially listed vast quantities of missing NUMEC material as still “unaccounted for.” The CIA may also have overseas wiretaps or HUMINT as illuminating and suddenly relevant as the FBI’s. As a public service, it could also release its jealously guarded equity content in a 1978 Government Accounting Office report — which Congress always intended to be public — about NUMEC that was partially declassified in 2010 and scores of other CIA files it has bottled up in National Archives and Records Administration holdings.

Officially, the CIA has never released records or issued formal statements about NUMEC. But the agency’s former employees have been much more vocal. Former CIA Tel Aviv station chief John Hadden once described to the BBC how Rafael Eitan — the master Israeli spy who visited NUMEC [.pdf] undercover in the 1960s and who later handled spy Jonathan Pollard — might have found diverting HEU from NUMEC much lighter work than kidnapping a Nazi war criminal from the streets of Buenos Aires. “Just imagine to yourself how much easier it would be to remove a pound or two of this or that at any one time, as opposed to — which is inert material — as opposed to removing all at one blow. One hundred fifty pounds of shouting and kicking Eichmann. You see, they [the Israelis] are pretty good at removing things.” Hadden claimed that NUMEC was “an Israeli operation from the beginning.”

Carl Duckett, former deputy of the CIA’s Directorate of Science and Technology,  also went on record verifying that the agency came to the conclusion by 1968 that “NUMEC material had been diverted by the Israelis and used in fabricating weapons.” Reporters such as John Fialka and former Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials Roger Mattson and Victor Gilinsky, who are still active in the industry, spent years trying to dislodge the CIA’s secret trove of information sealed up in expert briefings about NUMEC. All such Freedom of Information Act requests have been refused, presumably to advance the tired, discredited, yet official U.S. and Israeli policy of “ambiguity” over what the entire world knows anyway — that Israel has built and deployed a massive nuclear arsenal through a series of highly illegal acts.

Given this week’s events, the cost of that unnecessary secrecy to the commonweal is going up dramatically. The CIA’s blanket censorship about NUMEC is now contributing to an entirely avoidable public safety hazard. CIA censorship will only compound American taxpayer and health costs to clean up a dump that with just a bit more warranted law enforcement back in the 1960s would never have existed in the first place.

Read more by Grant Smith

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Healthy babies being given dangerous, unneeded prescription drugs

drug by: S. L. Baker, features writer

from  NaturalNews

(NaturalNews) The American Academy of Pediatrics is now encouraging the diagnosis of so-called Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in preschool age kids and calling for the drugging of those little ones with drugs like Ritalin if they don’t respond to “behavior management techniques.” Yes, if a four year old runs around too much and doesn’t want to sit still and study his or her ABCs, it may well be time to drug the child into submission, according to the new guidelines.

But that’s not the only disturbing news about Big Pharma and mainstream medicine’s push to put younger Americans on potentially dangerous drugs. Now comes a warning from Dr. Eric Hassall, Staff Pediatrician Gastroenterologist at Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation in San Francisco, that tiny babies less than a year old are being over-prescribed acid-suppressing drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs).

It used to be considered just a normal part of being an infant if a baby cried and spit up sometimes. Not anymore. Now it is a “condition” needing treatment with drugs that are fraught with potential dangers even in adults.

In a statement to the media, Dr. Hassall pointed out that the use of PPI drugs in babies less than a year old has increased enormously over the last decade. And it’s a change in medical practice, he said, that is not based in medical science.

Big Pharma pushes drugging of infants

If giving an infant drugs isn’t based on real need or science, how could this be happening? Dr. Hassall stated in a commentary just published inThe Journal of Pediatricsthat the rise of these prescriptions for babies is primarily the result of Big Pharma’s aggressive direct-to-consumer advertising of drugs, such as its promotion of the misleading term “acid reflux,” frequent self-misdiagnosis, and demand for medication.

“It is recognized that more advertising leads to more requests by patients for advertised medicine, and more prescriptions. The term ‘acid reflux’ as used in the marketing of PPIs to adults, has simply trickled down to infants,” Dr. Hassall noted. He added that most “reflux” in infants is not caused by “acid” at all. In fact, it can’t be caused by acid because the stomach contents in babies have been buffered by frequent feedings.

What’s more, randomized, controlled studies have shown that PPIs are no better than placebo for most babies who spit up, cry for no apparent reason or seem irritable. Dr. Hassall explained that spitting up in otherwise healthy, thriving infants is absolutely normal. Known technically as “physiological reflux,” it goes away on its own and doesn’t need prescription drugs.

Obviously, little babies have a limited range of responses to stimuli. Irritability or unexplained crying, with or without spitting up, is simply most often just a normal developmental phenomenon — especially in infants 2-5 months old, Dr. Hassall stated. While it’s true when some babies start crying, they may have trouble calming themselves and need rocking or other soothing by parents or caretakers. But this isn’t a medical condition needing drugs. It is a normal part of the early life of a baby and it improves with maturation and age.

In his recently published article, Dr. Hassall said the state of being new in the world and getting used to new body sensations, such as gas, also may contribute. If there is severe unexplained crying in otherwise healthy infants, prevalent causes include sensitivity to cow’s milk protein or other dietary components. He added that non-drug measures, such as simply a change in diet, letting time pass and reassurance, usually solve the problem.

GERD mania and pushing PPIs

“In the absence of better information and physician guidance, being fed by advertising and misinformation on the Internet, parent blogs have increasingly promoted the ‘my-baby-has-acid-reflux-and-needs-drugs’ concept. Parents, concerned by their infant’s symptoms of apparent suffering, take their concern to doctors, who very frequently comply and prescribe acid-suppressing medications for symptoms and signs that in most cases are not GERD. GERD-mania is in full cry, so to speak,” Dr. Hassall concluded.

AsNaturalNewshas previously reported, Big Pharma’s hugely profitable PPI drugs (such as Prilosec, Nexium, Prevacid, Aciphex and Protonix) are pushed for indigestion because they are supposedly stronger and faster acting than other older acid suppressing and acid neutralizing meds.

But according to a series of reports published in theArchives of Internal Medicine, not only are PPIs being over-prescribed and over-used but they are fraught with health dangers, including a 74 percent increase in infections due to Clostridium difficile (C. difficile), a bacterium that can cause life-threatening diarrhea and inflammation of the colon, and a dramatic risk in bone fractures in women (http://www.naturalnews.com/028878_p…).

In his new paper, Dr. Hassall pointed out that gastric acid is an early line of defense against infection, and important for nutrition. By prescribing acid suppressing medications, especially PPIs, to infants without GERD, pediatricians are putting babies at a higher risk for infections like pneumonia and gastroenteritis. Giving PPIs to babies can also lead to abnormalities in the levels of essential minerals and vitamins, such as magnesium, calcium, and vitamin B12.

“We are putting a medical spin on what is normal,” Dr. Hassall asserted in his paper. “In most infants, these symptoms are life, not a disease, and do not warrant treatment with drugs, which can have significant adverse effects.”

Sources for this article include:

http://www.jpeds.com/

http://www.sutterpacific.org/about/…

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Israeli Guilty of First Organ Trafficking Case in US History

Rosenbaum was identified to the FBI seven years ago as a major figure in a global human organ ring.

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International Business Times, By Michael Billera

An Israeli man who lives in Brooklyn pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges of brokering a kidney transplant as part of a black market organ business. This is the first human organ trafficking conviction in the United States. For many years, Israel has been at the top of organ trafficking. Rosenbaum received at least $450,000 for trafficked organs.


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Rosenbaum was identified to the FBI seven years ago as a major figure in a global human organ ring.

Levy Izhak Rosenbaum, 60, confessed to three counts of acquiring human organs for transportation and one count of conspiracy in Trenton, N.J. Rosenbaum also admitted that three ailing people paid him a total of $410,000 to arrange illegal kidney transplants. He was caught in an undercover sting operation by the FBI when an agent paid him $10,000.

Lawyers for Rosebaum, who lives in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn, tried to paint him as an individual trying to help his fellow man in need.

“The transplant surgeries occurred in prestigious American hospitals and were performed by experienced and expert kidney transplant surgeons,” said attorneys Richard Finkel and Ronald Kleinberg in a statement reported by the Associated Press. “The transplants were successful and the donors and the recipients are now leading full and healthy lives… the recipients are no longer burdened by the medical and substantial health dangers associated with dialysis and kidney failure.”

Rosenbaum admitted that he would assist the donors and the recipients to coordinate a false story that would deceive hospital officials into believing that the donation was completely voluntary and was not part a monetary transaction.

“Rosenbaum admitted he was not new to the human kidney business when he was caught brokering what he thought was a black market deal,” said U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman, according to CalgaryHerald.com. “A black market in human organs is not only a grave threat to public health, it reserves lifesaving treatment for those who can best afford it at the expense of those who cannot. We will not tolerate such an affront to human dignity.”

Prosecutors say that between 2006 and 2009, Rosenbaum brokered three kidney transplants. The recipients of the organs paid him between $120,000 and $150,000.

Rosenbaum was also arrested in July 2009. The FBI had begun a crackdown on money laundering and political corruption in New Jersey.

If convicted of his most recent crimes, Rosenbaum could serve five years for each count and be ordered to pay a $250,000 fine. Rosenbaum agreed to forfeit his earning and might be deported back to Israel. He is currently under house arrest and will receive sentencing in February.

The practice of buying and selling organs is illegal in almost every country in the world. However, demand for kidneys has grown exponentially, with 4,540 people dying the U.S. last year while for a transplant, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing. There are just not enough willful donors to meet the demand and so the organ black market has increased around the globe.

Art Caplan is the co-chairman of the United Nations task force on illegal organ trafficking. He said Rosenbaum is guilty of one of the worst crimes a human being can commit.

“Internationally, about one quarter of all kidneys appear to be trafficked,” Caplan said according to CBS news. “But until this case, it had not been a crime recognized as reaching the United States.”

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Anthropologist Scheper Hughes — Photo by Tony Rinaldo

Anthropologist’s ‘Dick Tracy moment’ plays role in arrest of suspected kidney trafficker

(Friday, July 24 2009, 1:45 AM) – The Brooklyn man arrested Thursday for dealing in black-market kidneys was identified to the FBI seven years ago as a major figure in a global human organ ring.

Levy-Izhak Rosenbaum‘s name, address and even phone number were passed to an FBI agent in a meeting at the Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan by a prominent anthropologist who has been studying and documenting organ trafficking for more than a decade.

Nancy Scheper-Hughes of the University of California, Berkeley, was and is very clear as to Rosenbaum’s role in the ring.

“He is the main U.S. broker for an international trafficking network,” she said.

Her sources include a man who started working with Rosenbaum imagining he was helping people in desperate need. The man then began to see the donors, or to be more accurate, sellers, who were flown in from impoverished countries such as Moldova.

“He said it was awful. These people would be brought in and they didn’t even know what they were supposed to be doing and they would want to go home and they would cry,” Scheper-Hughes said.

The man called Rosenbaum “a thug” who would pull out a pistol he was apparently licensed to carry and tell the sellers, “You’re here. A deal is a deal. Now, you’ll give us a kidney or you’ll never go home.’ ”

Scheper-Hughes felt she had to stop Rosenbaum. She met with the FBI.

“I always thought of it as my Dick Tracy moment,” she said Thursday.

She waited and waited for something to be done. The FBI may have been following the lead of the State Department, which dismissed organ trafficking as “urban legend.”

“It would be impossible to conceal a clandestine organ trafficking ring,” a 2004 State Department report stated.

Scheper-Hughes had better luck in Brazil and in South Africa, where law enforcement corroborated her findings and acted decisively.

But the ring kept operating elsewhere. Scheper-Hughes visited villages in Moldova where, “20% of the men were siphoned off to be kidney sellers in this same scheme.”

Back in Brooklyn, Rosenbaum stayed busy. He was contacted by an FBI informant who introduced Rosenbaum to an undercover agent who supposedly wanted to buy a kidney for her uncle.

“I’m doing this a long time,” Rosenbaum was recorded saying.

The undercover asked how many organs he had sold.

“Quite a lot,” he answered.

On Wednesday, the FBI called Scheper-Hughes, who is putting her findings into the upcoming, “A World Cut in Two, The Global Traffic in Humans for Organs.”

“Why are you calling me now?” she asked.

Thursday, seven years after her Dick Tracy moment with the FBI at the Roosevelt Hotel, Rosenbaum was finally arrested.

Source: The Council for The national Interest

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G. Edward Griffin: Greenbacks and Other Crimes

This is the nineteenth installment in a series of chapter summaries from G. Edward Griffin’s must-read book The Creature From Jekyll Island.  This book may be the most important “red pill” available and we highly recommend that you read the full book.  Buy it today at RealityZone.

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Chapter 19 Summary: Greenbacks and Other Crimes

It is now time to leave this tragic episode and move along.  So let us summarize.  America’s bloodiest and most devastating war was fought, not over the issue of freedom versus slavery, but because of clashing economic interests. At the heart of this conflict were questions of legalized plunder, banking monopolies, and even European territorial expansion into Latin America.  The boot print of the Rothschild formula is unmistakable across the graves of American soldiers on both sides.

In the North, neither greenbacks, taxes nor war bonds were enough to finance the war.  So a national banking system was created to convert government bonds into fiat money, and the people lost over half of their monetary assets to the hidden tax of inflation.  In the South, printing presses accomplished the same effect, and the monetary loss was total.

The issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation by Lincoln and the naval asistance offered by Tsar Alexander, II were largely responsible for keeping England and France from intervening in the war on the side of the Confederacy.  Linconln was assassinated by a member of the Knights of teh Golden Circle, a secret society with rumored ties to American politicians and British financiers.  Tsar Alexander was assassinated a few years later by a member of the People’s Will, a Nihilist secret society in Russia with rumored ties to financiers in New York City, specifically, Jacob Schiff and the firm of Kuhn, Loeb & Company.

As for the Creature of central banking, there had been some victories and some defeats.  The greenbacks had for a while deprived the bankers of their override on a small portion of government debt, but the National Banking Act quickly put a stop to that.  Furthermore, by using government bonds as backing for the money supply, it locked the nation into perpetual debt. The foundation was firmly in place, but the ultimate structure still needed to be erected.  The monetary system was yet to be concentrated into one central-bank mechanism, and the control was yet to be taken away from the politicians and placed into the hands of the bankers themselves.

It was time for the Creature to visit Congress.

Get the book for yourself or for others you want to wake up.  It reads like a mystery novel and is filled with colorful metaphors that make the seemingly complex world of banking very easy to comprehend. Visit RealityZone for your copy today. Summary is re-printed with permission from G. Edward Griffin.


See other parts below:
PART 1: The Journey to Jekyll Island
PART 2: The Name of the Game is Bailout
PART 3: Protectors of the Public
PART 4: Home, Sweet Loan
PART 5: Nearer to the Heart’s Desire
PART 6: Building the New World Order
PART 7: The Barbaric Metal
PART 8: Fool’s Gold
PART 9: The Secret Science
PART 10: The Mandrake Mechanism
PART 11: The Rothschild Formula
PART 12: Sink the Lusitania!
PART 13: Masquerade in Moscow
PART 14: The Best Enemy Money Can Buy
PART 15: The Lost Treasure Map
PART 16: The Creature Comes to America
PART 17: A Den of Vipers 
PART 18: Loaves and Fishes and Civil War 

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Coming FEMA Exercise November 9th and 10th 2011. BE ON ALERT!

Posted by realman2020

Lone Star WatchDog

SIR DAVID ANDREW

It is becoming more obvious that the Gestapo’s efforts to silence the people are just no longer working. People from all walks of life are just sick and tired of being sick and tired. Being unable to find work, or working and barely having enough money at the end of the week to buy groceries, and being taxed to death; 78% or more of income is consumed by taxes.  And if good folks pay the demands for tithes from State Religion Churches, as well, that does not leave much left to live on.

FEMA’s so-called exercise for testing the emergency broadcast system on November 9 and 10, where FEMA will take control of radio and TV networks, could become more then just a test.  These tests are supposely to last for only three minute intervals; however, as history has shown us, when FEMA is out playing war games, disaster STRIKES.

Yes, the Gestapo in the District of Criminals is loosing it.  None of the tactics, which they used back in the nineties are working.  The people have learned from the mistakes of the past.  The more illegal and unwarranted arrests the PIGS make, the more angry the populace has become.  The bureaucRATS have been desperately attempting to insight riots to justify declaration of martial law, but the people are no longer stupid and have become wise to riot PIGS’ tricks and tactics.

Now even judges are rebelling against the evil Communist machine, as may be seen in the AP article attached below.
What people from all walks of life have decided is not to riot, but if the PIGS wish violence, they will receive war.  Veterans Day just might become the day that they will learn the hard lesson as to what happens to cannon fodder when the people decided that they have had enough of being treated worse then dogs.

I suspect that this so-called FEMA exercise will be used for three things, therefore, people everywhere need to be aware, have cameras and communications ready, thereby preventing these monster from doing in secret their evil deeds.  Oh yes, militia units should be in heightened state of readiness, this could be the week you have the opportunity to try out your new and old toys.  That thought should make Obamanation, the Bush Crime Family and the Clintonistas all quiver.  The had hoped to had disposed of the militias ten years ago.  Too bad, so sad, they are still here, stronger then ever, and even more well equipped!

I again issue WARNING YELLOW Alert!

As to the FEMA exercise, here are possible scenarios.  First, the FEMA exercise could be used to cover the rigging of Tuesday’s election.  Remember Stalin stated, “It does not matter who votes, it only matters who counts the votes.”

Second, the FEMA exercise could be used to conceal or cover a massive nation wide round up of these Wall Street protesters, since they are not being good little slaves, and the MASTERS will not tolerate defiance to their ORDERS.  While TV and radio networks are blacked out, these protesters could be taken to some FEMA camp, place unknown, denied due process of law, and made to disappear.  FEMA may even attempt to shut down the internet, as well.  Then, when the networks come back on the AIR, and people ask what happened to the protesters, government bureaucRATS will all clamor that the protester gave up and just went home.  Though, I doubt that FEMA will be able to shutdown the Patriot Broadcast Networks, time will tell.

However, there is a third problem that is at hand.  As I have been reporting since March, the banksters and Wall Street inside traders have been planning a big event for this fall.  Therefore, immediately after an election would be a great time for a BANKING HOLIDAY.  As per the numerological games that the banksters and the oy-boys love to play, I would say that 11-11-11, Veterans Day would be a great day for the banksters to shaft this Nation, turning it into a third world nation by debauching the currency, which would throw most countries in the world into sheer panic.  However, I believe Russia and China would survive an economic collapse.  Libya, as well, would have survived prior the US and Israeli overthrow of Gadhafi.  Iran and Japan would probably fair well; however, the British Empire and the European Union would be in major financial turmoil.

Oh well, so much for well laid secret plans of rats and mice.  Foiled again!  Since it is no longer secret and the whole world knows whose to blame.  Rothschilds and Rockefellers, “how do like me now”?  Just think “moose” and “turkey” could be on the menu for Thanksgiving!  And there is plenty of hemp on standby, ready for use, as well.  I hear drums. What?  Is that music I hear?  Could it be the song “How Many Of Them Can We Make Die”?  Chess is a wonderful game in which one can watch the opponent sweat, especially, once it is learned that the opponent is a coward.  Well, those, who have the need to know, now know.  May be these demoniacs will all go run and hid, but time will tell.

Ready on the green!  Ol’ doc sure has had a tale to tell.

Save hard copy of this post, you may need it!  Feel free to circulate this to the wind.  Because I wish to sit and eat Thanksgiving Dinner in peace and quiet; instead of having to be out hunting moose.

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Active National Guardsman Supports Protesters … In His Uniform

Posted on October 30, 2011 by WashingtonsBlog

First of Many Active Service Members to Support Protesters

Everyone knows that retired members from every branch of the military support the protesters.

Yesterday, the first report surfaced of an active service man supporting the protesters … in uniform:

An active-duty black National Guardsmen in uniform showed up in Liberty Plaza less than two days after Oakland police brutalizeda U.S. marine Iraq war veteran in the crackdown on Occupy Oakland. He allowed people to take his photo and quite a few people made it a point to personally thank him and shake his hand.

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“I support this movement 100%,” he told me. He would have come down before today if he hadn’t been busy with National Guard training.

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A thinking soldier, a soldier with a conscience, is the 1%’s worst nightmare. If the rank and file of the U.S. military become aware of the fact that they too are the 99%, they won’t have enough cops in the country to stop us

I predict that the National Guardsman will be the first of many active service members to to support the protests.

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The nationwide crackdown on Occupy Wall Street has begun

Credit: Frank Gormlie
Madison RuppertContributing Writer

Activist Post

Multiple cities across the nation have begun their offensive against the people standing up for the right to fair representation and a just economic system instead of the corporatist system which we are currently subjugated by.

Some of these have been brutal and vicious attacks on Americans, including what now appears to be an intentional attack on Scott Olsen — a former Marine who served two tours of duty in Iraq before leaving the military in 2010.

In Oakland Olsen was struck in the head by a police projectile, causing a skull fracture which put him in critical condition. Thankfully, Olsen is now conscious, although he is reportedly having trouble speaking and his brain swelling is still a risk according to doctors. The most disturbing part of this incident is not that the police who are supposed to protect and serve are brutally assaulting demonstrators but that the officer apparently meant to hit Olsen in the head.

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As you will see in the following video, Scott Olsen was just feet away from the police barricade when he was hit in the head. The officer responsible clearly did not lob a tear gas canister as they are supposed to do, but instead aimed at Olsen’s head.

You will then see activists rush to Olsen’s aid as he is lying on the ground, unmoving and bleeding from the head.

Notice the police officer move back behind two other officers then lob what appears to be a flash bang right next to Olsen’s body.

What appears to be a flash bang grenade goes off and the crowd disperses for a moment.

Keep in mind that the Oakland Police Department claims that they did not use flash bang grenades against the protesters, although they will not account for the other police agencies involved in the assault.

The Daily Bail posted a picture of some of the ammunition used by police in the attack which clearly includes a rubber bullet, which the Oakland Police also claim they did not use:

In an article published on Business Insider, a Marine is quoted saying that the tactics utilized by police in Oakland are not even allowed in a war zone.

Is there not something seriously wrong when our public servants are utilizing tactics on American civilians that American soldiers are not supposed to use in combat on foreign soil?

Oakland’s Mayor Jean Quan said in a written statement that the city has opened an investigation into the use of force, including the use of tear gas on Tuesday.

However, the statement also said, “We are asking you not to camp overnight. Frank Ogawa Plaza is open for free speech activities between 6 am and 10 pm.”

This is the kind of ludicrously un-American thinking that has plagued the response to the Occupy Wall Street movement.

This is a nation with free speech which means that you cannot tell us when and where to speak freely.

You might not like it, but we have every right to occupy a public space all hours of the day. We have every right to freely assemble whenever and wherever we want.

If it really is problematic for you, you might want to explore moving to a nation which was not founded upon the principles of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Oakland is just one of the many places in which police arelaunching an all-out offensive on peaceful demonstrators who are sick and tired of the elite ruling class robbing America blind while our politicians encourage it.

Indeed California now seems to be a hotspot for these anti-Occupation moves, contrary to what one might assume based on California’s history as a blue state.

However, this is just more proof that the bi-partisan system in Washington is nothing other than a two-party dictatorship in which both parties work towards the exact same goals and push an identical agenda of control and oppression.

San Diego saw police actions against their Occupation at around 2 am in the morning.

OB Rag, an independent news organization out of Ocean Beach, California reports that at least 44 people were arrested in the sweep which began at 1:45 am in Children’s Park without any forewarning.

Police and the Sheriff’s department arrived outfitted in riot gear with batons and at least two men were reportedly beaten in the process of being arrested.

Several of the demonstrators who were arrested were veterans and one man was apparently a legal observer although more specific details are not yet available.

All of the donated food and medical supplies at both occupation sites were confiscated by the police.

Previously Assistant Police Chief Boyd Long told demonstrators that they could remain in Children’s Park so long as they did not set up tents.

Despite this assurance, Long told the OB Rag that they were clearing both sites and people had been ordered to clear the areas before this.

Later, barricades were set up at the Civic Center Plaza and activists were told they could return after the area was power washed, but without any belongings.

A similar incident occurred at Occupy Nashville when, despite false assurances that arrests would not occur until the next day, police rounded up activists in accordance with a new 10 pm to 6 am curfew on the state Capitol grounds.

State troopers arrested some 29 demonstrators at 3 am and kept them in detention until 9 am at which point they marched right back onto the Legislative Plaza.

Thankfully, in this case a tiny bit of justice has already been seen when the magistrate of the court refused to even hear the charges in saying that the state didn’t give the activists adequate prior notice of the curfew since it was only announced yesterday in the afternoon.

The Highway Patrol was advised by the judge to release the protesters immediately but instead they continued to hold them and issued criminal trespass citations.

This was a clear example of the state deceiving activists and the media in order to illegally crackdown on the protests.

Yesterday Lola Potter, the Tennessee state spokeswoman told reporters that demonstrators wouldn’t be arrested until they had an opportunity today to apply for one of the new state permits required to hold demonstrations at the State’s Capitol.

Despite the claim that they were “not going to enforce it today” they indeed did just that.

The Occupy Nashville movement is having none of it, calling the state’s policy “a direct violation of our constitutional rights” which indeed it is.

Undeterred, the activists held another meeting on the Plaza steps at 7 pm in defiance of the state’s unjust actions.

Then in New York, where the Occupy Wall Street movement first began, the police is utilizing more indirect methods to push the activists out of Zuccotti Park.

Instead of utilizing brutal police state tactics like we witnessed in Oakland, the city has confiscated all fuels and generators.

This comes as the cold encroaches and a forecast includes more wet cold weather in the near future. Tomorrow has a 100% chance of precipitation and tomorrow night has a forecast of snow and 90% chance of precipitation.

The city claims that they are worried about the Occupy camp becoming a “fire trap” due to gasoline powered generators.

However, no open flames are used in the camp and dishwater is brought in pre-heated, and the movement is even planning on setting up a volunteer fire brigade with fire extinguishers.

It appears that this is nothing more than a tricky tactic to pressure the activists to leave and stop exercising their right to free speech and assembly.

The president of the Benevolent Association, Ed Mullins, also made a somewhat absurd statement to The New York Post, saying that the NYPD will sue “obnoxious” activists for physical confrontations with police.

Mullins said, “I am deeply concerned that protesters will be emboldened by the recent rash of violent acts against police officers in other cities. New York’s police officers are working around the clock as the already overburdened economy in New York is being drained by ‘occupiers’ who intentionally and maliciously instigate needless and violent confrontations with the police.”

They will reportedly seek the “harshest possible civil sanctions – including monetary damages – against any individual protester who causes injury to [police].”

Unfortunately most protesters don’t have the attorneys on retainer to harass the police who brutally assaulted them for no reason.

These are just a few examples of how crackdowns are occurring across the nation as those in power attempt to shut down the Occupy Wall Street movement which shows no signs of slowing down or giving up.

It appears that politicians, even ostensibly “liberal” ones like Democratic California Senator Dianne Feinstein, are becoming fed up with the Occupation movement.

Immediately following the disturbingly vicious attack on Occupy Oakland, Feinstein made a painfully ignorant statement that exposed her for what she truly is: yet another elitist, corrupt, freedom-hating politician.

Feinstein said she did not think that the “protesters have the right to occupy forever.”

Sorry, Dianne, they have every right to occupy forever despite what you might hope.

“I don’t think people, for example, can sleep in a square for weeks on end. You have to have some order to it,” she said.

Again, sorry Dianne but you don’t get to decide when and where people can assemble and speak freely or for how long they do it, or in what manner.

Feinstein parroted the typical ignorant objection to the Occupy Wall Street movement in saying, “There are all kinds of different agendas going on [and it is] hard to figure out what people want,” as if that is some kind of indictment of the movement.

Feinstein doesn’t understand what people want because she is part of the 1% that is unconcerned with the economic situation in our country and the implications it has for average Americans.

You can view Feinstein’s financial statements here which include a purchase of over $1,000,000 in JP Morgan Chase just last year.

Obviously, despite her purported leftist leanings, she is just another Washington elite that seeks to profit at the expense of the American people.

In 2009 Feinstein’s net worth was between $46,055,250 and $108,109,018. Can anyone expect someone of such massive wealth to understand the plight of most Americans?

Interestingly, the 2009 report of the top 16 richest members of both the House and the Senateincluded five individuals from California.

These include Darrell Issa with a maximum net worth of over $451 million, Jane Harman with a maximum net worth of over $435 million, Dianne Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi with a maximum net worth of over $108 million and Gary Miller with a maximum net worth of over $84 million.

Could this overrepresentation of multi-millionaires be related to the mistreatment of anti-corporatist demonstrators in California? While it is pure speculation, it seems to be a somewhat valid conclusion.

Regardless, there is an irrefutable trend sweeping the nation encouraging the oppression and crackdown on peaceful protesters seeking a new direction for the hijacked American economy and government.

Hopefully people will see this and it will encourage them to take action and fight back against the un-American restriction of free speech in any and every way possible.

The last thing we need is to allow the Occupy Wall Street movement to either be co-opted by the Democratic party, unions, or any other group with an ulterior motive, or to be shut down through police force.

Through bringing these issues to the forefront we can help keep the movement alive and kicking despite the many attempts to marginalize it and/or co-opt it for questionable ends.

Madison Ruppert is the Editor and Owner-Operator of the alternative news and analysis databaseEnd The Lie and has no affiliation with any NGO, political party, economic school, or other organization/cause. If you have questions, comments, or corrections feel free to contact him atadmin@EndtheLie.com

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A Flu Vaccine Timeline | The Recent History Revolving Around Vaccine Dangers

Mike Barrett
NaturalSociety
First Posted October 28, 2011

dnapink2 210x131 A Flu Vaccine Timeline | The Recent History Revolving Around Vaccine DangersIf you thought you were safe from the flu after receiving a flu vaccine, think again. It’s hard to keep up with all the false claims and corruption revolving around flu vaccination, but if you were to piece the massive puzzle together, everything may suddenly become crystal clear. Not only are people risking their health by subjecting themselves to the almighty prick, but it turns out that all of the effort is for nothing.

Convulsions in Children Ignite a Ban in Australia

Last year Australia noticed a lot of children being hospitalized after having convulsions triggered by the flu shot. Australian health authorities knew of these cases but continued to push the flu shot on every child. Irresponsibly, the health authorities allowed for more and more convulsions along with vomiting and dangerously high fevers. Finally, after having known of the convulsions and other health problem revolving around the flu vaccine, Commonwealth chief health officer Professor Jim Bishop took action and instituted a ban on the flu shot.

A Confirmed Link Between the Flu Vaccine and Killer Nerve Disease

In 2009 a staggering 50 percent of doctors refused the H1N1 flu vaccinedue to the strong connection with adverse health concerns. Even though 50 percent of the doctors were not receiving the shot, many of them would still recommend the shot to their patients.

In 2010, government health chiefs confirmed a link between the H1N1-containing seasonal flu vaccination and the killer nerve disease known as Guillain-Barre Syndrome. But this information didn’t stop health officials from pushing the vaccine onto the population in 2010 and 2011. What’s more, the connection between Guillain-Barre Snydrome and flu vaccines has been alive since the 1970′s.

“The vaccines used to combat an expected swine influenza pandemic in 1976 were shown to be associated with GBS and were withdrawn from use,” Prof. Elizabeth Miller, head of the HPA’s immunization department, wrote in the letter sent last month to neurologists.

Adding Narcolepsy to the List

Shortly after government health officials openly admitted the link between the H1N1 vaccine and deadly Guillain-Barre Syndrome, it was found that the H1N1 vaccine can also lead to narcolepsy. The World Health Organization (WHO) reported in Feburary of 2010 that 12 countries had been reporting on a suspected relationship between the development of narcolepsy and the H1N1 vaccine. The H1N1 vaccine is currently embedded into the traditional seasonal flu shot, which the WHO continues to recommend despite a number of organizations and health experts speaking out against its safety.

Despite these findings, though, the flu shot continues to be pushed on all Americans. As each year passes, the flu shot is being pushed harder than the year before. In 2010, 130.9 million people got the flu shot, an 8 million person increase from 2009. People are being urged by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to get the flu shot every year. The CDC also urges parents to give their child the flu shot every year from the moment they turn 6 months of age.

Flu Vaccine Insert Admits the link to Deadly Nerve Disease, Paralysis, and Death

The link between Guillain-Barre Syndrome and the flu vaccine has been confirmed by studies, anecdotal evidence, and even the vaccine insert itself. The insert, detailing information about the Influenza A (H1N1) Monovalent Vaccine, details risks far beyond Guillain-Barre Syndrome. For all of the details you can read the insert yourself in PDF form.

Here are some of the conditions associated with the H1N1 vaccine, according to the insert:

  • Facial edema.

  • Immune system disorders

  • Cardiovascular disorders

  • Digestive disorders

  • Diarrhea

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Abdominal pain

  • Blood and lymphatic disorders

  • Local lymphadenopathy

  • Transient thrombocytopenia

  • Metabolic and nutritional disorders

  • Loss of appetite

  • Nervous system disorders

  • Headache

  • Dizziness

  • Neuralgia

  • Paraesthesia

  • Febrile convulsions

  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome

  • Neuropathy (including neuritis)

  • Paralysis (including Bell’s Palsy)

  • Respiratory disorders

  • Chest pain

  • Cough

  • Urticaria

  • Rash (including non-specific, maculopapular, and vesiculobulbous)

Most Recent News | Flu Vaccine Shown to Be Completely Ineffective

New research brought to us by The Lancet shows some startling news regarding the true effectiveness of the flu vaccination. The study involved a control group of 13,095 adults who were not vaccinated. The group were watched to see if they caught the influenza virus, but 97 percent of them did not. Only 2.7 percent, or 357 people, of the non-vaccinated group ended up catching the virus. Another group of adults whom were vaccinated with a trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine ended up with 1.2 percent of them not catching the flu. The difference between the two outcomes is 1.5 people out of 100 which shows that the flu vaccine only prevents the flu in 1.5 out of every 100 adults injected with the flu vaccine.

While the media runs around “spreading the rumor” that flu shots are 60 percent effective, one would assume that 60 out of 100 people receive the flu based on those claims. The problem with this claim is that it’s wrong. Anyone who takes a crash course in college statistics knows how to skew data. Methods for exaggerating data range from manipulating the graph to using complex statistical algorithms to eventually reach the desired conclusion. In this case, the 60 percent effectiveness claim births from an ongoing equation which transforms the numbers properly. First, 2.73% is taken for the people who got the flu in the control group. That number is then divided into 1.18% which stands for the percentage of people who got the flu in the treatment group. The answer comes out  to be 0.43. You are now able to say that 0.43 is 43% of 2.73 (control group people who got the flu) and make the claim 57% are protected by the flu vaccine.

Ineffectiveness Aside, Even More Reasons to Reconsider the Flu Shot

Vaccines are often filled with harmful chemicals which lead to many of the health conditionslisted above. Many of these chemicals are inflammatory chemicals added to strengthen the vaccine. One main “ingredient” in vaccines which has been in the controversial spot light for quite some time is thimerosal. Thermerosal is a preservative used  for injections coming from a multi-dose vial to prevent bacterial contamination. The problem is that thimerosal contains quite a bit of mercury which is concerning to many health professionals.

In 1999 studies began to surface showing that multi-dose vial vaccines, such as the MMR and hepatitis B vaccines, contained enough thimerosal to expose vaccinated children to 62.5 ug of mercury per visit to the pediatrician. This is one hundred times the dose considered safe by the Federal Environmental Protection Guidelines for infants!

Worse yet, some infants will receive doses even higher; because thimerosal tends to settle in the vial. If it is not shaken up before being drawn, the first dose will contain low concentrations of mercury and the last dose will contain enormously high concentrations. If yourbabyis the unlucky one that gets the last dose, serious brain injury can result… Health And Nutrition Secrets by Russell L Blaylock MD, page 166

Some of the other chemicals found in the flu vaccine as well as other vaccines are as follows:

  • Aluminum: Also a neurotoxin, aluminum has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease [5] and other cognitive diseases [6].

  • Antibiotics: Various forms include neomycin, streptomycin, and gentamicin.

  • Triton X-100: A detergent that should not be injected into the human bloodstream.

Explore More:

  1. Flu Vaccine Insert Admits it Causes Deadly Nerve Disease, Paralysis, and Death
  2. Swine Flu Vaccine Linked to Guillain Barre May Also Lead to Narcolepsy
  3. Health Officials Begin Pushing Flu Vaccine Despite Nerve Disease Link
  4. Scientists Announce a ‘Super Antibody’ Universal Flu Vaccine
  5. Institute of Medicine Admits Vaccine Dangers After Review
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The Top 10 Most Dangerous U.S. Cities

From Netscape 

Here is a scary and true fact: A murder occurs almost every day in Detroit.

With 345 murders reported in the Detroit metropolitan area in 2010, this crime-ridden city made the top of the list when Forbes ranked the most dangerous U.S. cities.

The Motor City is troubled. Both the population and employment rates have dropped precipitously as residents flee Detroit, leaving the city’s coffers strapped for even basic funding of education and public services.

The top 10 most dangerous U.S. cities:
1. Detroit, Michigan

  • Detroit has long been one of America’s most crime-ridden cities, and low unemployment has made it worse with 1,111 violent crimes per 100,000 residents.

    2. Memphis, Tennessee

  • Chronic poverty–19 percent of residents live below the poverty line–plays a major role in crime in Memphis with 1,006 violent crimes per 100,000 residents.

    3. Springfield, Illinois

  • Experts are at a loss to explain Springfield’s high crime–855 violent crimes per 100,000 residents.

    4. Flint, Michigan

  • A lousy local economy and a high unemployment rate have fueled crime. Flint had 827 violent crimes per 100,000 residents.

    5. Anchorage, Alaska

  • Anchorage has 813 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, including the highest rate of forcible rape in the state.

    6. Lubbock, Texas

  • With 808 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, Lubbock is known as the “Hub City,” a transit hub for drugs coming north from Mexico.

    7. Stockton, California

  • With 805 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, Stockton suffers from its location on one of the nation’s many drug transit routes. Gangs compete for turf, and that fuels the violence.

    8. Tallahassee, Florida

  • Located on I-10, this is an attractive city for drug runners bringing contraband north from Miami. Tallahassee has 775 violent crimes per 100,000 residents.

    9. Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Sin City has 763 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, including 4,696 robberies and 9,296 aggravated assaults. Experts blame much of it on the instability and population churn caused by the housing bust.

    10. Rockford, Illinois

  • The city’s location near large interstate highways and its proximity to Chicago make it attractive as a waypoint for drug carriers. Rockford had 760 violent crimes per 100,000 residents.

    To compile its list of America’s most dangerous cities, Forbes used data from the FBI’s uniform crime report for 2010, a compilation of crime data for each of the country’s metropolitan statistical areas, regions that usually consist of a large city and its suburbs or nearby cities. For this listing, Forbes stuck with MSAs of 200,000 or more, focusing on the FBI’s numbers in four specific categories of violent crime: murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault.

    There is good news: While it’s commonly expected that crime rates will rise as economic conditions worsen, that has not been the case in the United States where violent crime has fallen for the past four years, notes Forbes. Nationwide in 2010, murder rates were down 4 percent, incidents of rape fell 5 percent, robberies dropped 10 percent and aggravated assaults were down 4 percent.

    –From the Editors at Netscape

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THE BEST VIDEO ON “OCCUPY THE WORLD”

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THIS REALLY PUTS IT INTO PERSPECTIVE

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Creative commons Non-Commercial, Attribution, No Derivative Works license. Please message filmmaker for translations, which are very welcome : )

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If mirroring, please do not change video in any way for its whole duration.

Please credit the original filmmaker, musicians and music labels as some people have posted it claiming they made the video, which breaches the ethics of a creative commons.

This said, please share with everyone, including your leaders. Mirroring is encouraged, but pls don’t change video in any way.

This video is meant to be a warning to our leaders.

Stunning music by: Hauschka, song “Stumm (Kein Wort)”
Music Label: Karaoke Kalk label based in Berlin

http://www.karaokekalk.de/

Including amazing shots from Alex Mallis – http://www.alexmallis.com/
and Kristopher Rae – sociallyawkwrd.tumblr.com

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Rage against imperial NATO

Written by Stephen Lendman
Date: October 30, 2011
Subject: WAR: About that War 

Anti-Imperial Voices – by Stephen Lendman

Last August, over 140 prominent Africans expressed opposition to NATO’s imperial war against Libya. South African signatories to an open letter included former President Thabo Mbeki, former Intelligence Minister Ronnie Kasrils, former Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Aziz Pahad, and ANC National Executive Committee member Jesse Duarte.

Their letter, in part, said:

Africans have long “been subjected to the fury of war by foreign powers which have clearly repudiated the” UN Charter.

Security Council Resolution 1973 resolved “to take all necessary measures….to protect civilians and civilian populated areas under threat of attack in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya….”

“(T)he Security Council produced no evidence” such attacks occurred. Nonetheless, “they empowered themselves openly to pursue the objective of ‘regime change’ and therefore the use of force and all other means to overthrow the government of Libya….at variance with” its own founding document and other international law principles.

Contrary to UN Charter provisions, the “Security Council authorized and has permitted the destruction and anarchy which has descended on the Libyan people.”

As a result:

war substituted for diplomacy;

• regional countries were destabilized, including “Sudan, Chad, Niger, Mali and Mauretania,” among others;

• violent intervention denied Libyans the right to determine their own destiny;

• many Libyans died, were wounded or maimed;

• vital infrastructure was destroyed; and

• Libyans were impoverished and immiserated.

As a result, prospects for Libya and North Africa are “increasingly ominous.” In vain, signatories demanded NATO end its “war of aggression in Libya…immediately.”

Former Congresswoman and Green Party presidential candidate, Cynthia McKinney, spent weeks in Tripoli last summer.

In a June 30 article headlined, “The War Against Libya,” she published remarks she made the previous day in front of Congressman John Lewis’ Atlanta District Office, saying:

When Americans are asked to make sacrifices, “teachers are receiving pink slips….health care (is) in crisis (for millions), and the US government is in serious threat of default, our President and Congress have decided that a new war (against) Libya is appropriate.”

At the same time, about “$3 billion per week (is spent) for war against Iraq and Afghanistan….Additionally, US Admiral Locklear admitted to a Member of Congress that one of NATO’s missions was to assassinate Muammar Qaddafi.”

He wasn’t exaggerating about a mission now accomplished, no matter how outrageous and lawless.

In Tripoli, McKinney “witnessed NATO’s targeting of civilians: NATO bombs and missiles landed in residential neighborhoods, hit schools, exploded near hospitals, destroyed parts of the public broadcasting infrastructure, and narrowly missed killing students at Al Fateh University.”

These and similar incidents are grievous war crimes. Military powers never admit them, say they’re sorry, or explain that military strategy uses terror tactics to crush resistance.

They know nothing about Iraqis, Afghans, Libyans and others throughout the region who revile imperial aggression and won’t quit struggling until it’s expunged.

Libyans and other oppressed people “have the right to self-determination. They have a right to ‘resource nationalism.’ They have a right to live in peace. They have a right to determine their future,” and resist NATO terror without compromise until it’s secure.

On October 25, Reuters quoted Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad saying:

America and other Western powers want to “plunder” Libya’s oil and other wealth, adding:

“Show me one European or America president who has not traveled to Libya or has not signed an agreement” with Gaddafi.

“Some people said they killed (him) to make sure he would not be able to say anything….” Calling the Security Council an “organization with no honor,” he denounced its resolution used as authorization to wage war.

“Any decision that would strengthen the presence, domination or influence of foreigners would be contrary to the Libyan nation’s interests,” he stressed. “The expectation of the world of the Libyan nation is that they stand and run (their) country themselves,” free from imperial intervention.

AP quoted Hugo Chavez urging mediation to end Libya’s war. He called it “disgusting” that America, Britain, France, and other NATO partners attacked a nonbelligerent country.

“More death, more war. They are masters of war,” he said. “What irresponsibility. And behind that is the hand of the United States and its European allies,” wanting to colonize and exploit another country.

“They want to seize Libya’s oil. The lives of Libya’s people don’t matter to them at all. It is deplorable that once again the warmongering policy of the Yankee empire and its allies is being imposed, and it is deplorable that the (UN) lends itself to supporting war, infringing on its fundamental principles, instead of urgently forming a commission to go to Libya” and stop the carnage.

On September 26, Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro gave Chavez’s speech to the UN General Assembly, stressing Charter provisions to “sav(e) future generations from the scourge of war.”

Calling it “a dead letter,” he said wars since 1945 “inexorably increase(d) and multipl(ied) themselves. We see, once again, Libya destroyed and bloodstained by the will of the powerful.”

“(S)ince September 11th, 2001, a new and unprecedented imperialist war began, a permanent war, in perpetuity.”

“Why does the UN do nothing to stop Washington?”

“What is behind this new Armageddon?: the absolute power of the military-financial leadership which is destroying the world in order to accumulate ever more profits….”

Libya is “a new imperial kind of colonialism: that of military interventionism backed by anti-democratic organisms of the (UN) and justified on the basis of prefabricated media lies.”

NATO’s Libya war resulted from “intense propaganda by the western media, who lied about the alleged bombing of innocent civilians by the Libyan Air Force….This premeditated bunch of lies was used to justify irresponsible and hasty decisions (for NATO’s planned) regime change policy….”

“And the same imperialist pattern is being repeated (in) Syria.” Paraphrasing Boliver on Yankee imperialism in 1818, he added:

“(W)e have had enough of the weak following the law while the strong commit abuses (by) destroying and plundering us.”

He concluded citing Ali Primera saying “peace involves radically reversing all that impedes humanity from being humane.”

America’s imperial agenda excludes humanitarian considerations altogether. They don’t exist in its vocabulary.

AP cited Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega calling accusations against Gaddafi “overblown or unproven.” Like others, he said imperial powers want Libya’s oil and are “putting out fire with gasoline.” He also accused UN Secretary-General Bank Ki-moon of being “an instrument of those powers.”

Bolivia’s Evo Morales condemned military intervention, saying powerful countries like America “invent a problem, and the problem is wanting to take control of oil.”

Fidel Castro asked why the Security Council exists, and said NATO wields such colossal military force that it “serves only to show the waste and chaos generated by capitalism.”

On October 24, Castro’s Prensa Latina opinion piece headlined, “NATO’s Genocidal Role,” saying:

“This brutal military alliance has become the most perfidious tool of repression known in the history of humanity.”

Soviet Russia served as pretext for its creation. After its dissolution, it became more powerful and destructive than ever. “Its criminal purpose became obvious in Serbia,” a Slavic country that fought Nazism in WW II.

In 1999, NATO lawlessly attacked Serbia/Kosovo. “A great number of Serbian patriots lost their lives.” Slobodan Misolsevic was prosecuted at the Hague, then “died under mysterious circumstances in prison.”

Earlier, Castro published “nine Reflections about the issues, in which (he) amply addressed the role of NATO in Libya and what, in (his) opinion, was going to happen.”

Commenting on Gaddafi’s murder, he said he was “mortally wounded by NATO’s most modern fighter planes, (then) was captured alive and….assassinated by men armed by this organization.”

“His body was seized and exhibited as a war trophy, conduct which violates the most fundamental principles of Islamic norms and other religious beliefs around the world.”

At the same time, NATO and TNC officials claim they’ll establish “a democratic state which defends human rights,” they’ve systematically destroyed for eight months.

Tens of thousands of Libyan graves bear testimony to their real intentions.

Survivors will keep struggling to assure they didn’t die in vain, no matter how long it takes.

A Final Comment

Gaddafi’s will “pledge(d) that I will die as Muslim.”

“Should I be killed, I would like to be buried, according to Muslim rituals, in the clothes I was wearing at the time of my death and my body unwashed, in the cemetery of Sirte, next to my family and relatives.”

On October 25, Gaddafi and his son Motassim were buried secretly at an undisclosed desert site to prevent its location from becoming hallowed ground as a shrine.

He also requested that “my family, especially women and children, be treated well after my death. The Libyan people sould protect its identify, achievements, history and the honorable image of its ancestors and heros. The Libyan people should not relinquish the sacrifices of the free and best people.”

“I call on my supporters to continue the resistance, and fight any foreign aggressor against Libya, today, tomorrow, and always.”

“Let the free people of the world know that we could have bargained over and sold out our cause in return for a personal secure and stable life. We received many offers to this effect but we chose to be at the vanguard of the confrontation as a badge of duty and honor.”

“Even if we do not win immediately, we will give a lesson to future generations that choosing to protect the nation is an honor and selling it out is the greatest betrayal that history will remember forever despite the attempts of the others to tell you otherwise.”

In the eyes of his supporters, Gaddafi died a hero, fighting on the front lines with other Libyans for their freedom. Their liberating struggle continues.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.

Also visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com and listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network Thursdays at 10AM US Central time and Saturdays and Sundays at noon. All programs are archived for easy listening.

http://www.progressiveradionetwork.com/the-progressive-news-hour/.

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GILAD ATZMON: THE GREATEST THREAT TO WORLD PEACE

First Posted SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2011 AT 10:00AM GILAD ATZMON

According to Ynet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak are extremely concerned by the “Iranian threat”. Yedioth Ahronoth, the Israeli leading paper,  reported this week that Netanyahu and Barak are pushing for action against Iran.

According to Israeli leading columnist Nahum Barnea the heads of the armed forces –and Mossad are opposed to taking action against Iran at this time.

Former Mossad Chief Meir Dagan had previously stated that an aerial attack on Iran was “a foolish idea” and warned against the disastrous consequences that would follow such action – an all out regional war. As it seems Dagan lost his job for expressing his views on the matter.

It looks as if Israel are preparing the ground for an attack on Iran that would probably escalate into a vile world conflict. Israeli leadership seems to fail to grasp the meaning of it all.  This leadership has managed to buy itself the reputation of being impervious to the notion of culpability and responsibility. It basically fails to understand the consequences of it is actions.

But far more devastating is the idea that Jewish Lobbies around the world are also far from being responsible to their actions. Liam Fox who resigned last week from being the British Defence Secretary, was heavily supported by the Jewish Lobby. He was also an enthusiastic advocate of an attack on Iran. Whether Fox was a ‘Mossad agent’, a ‘Jewish lobby’s puppet’ or even just a ‘useful idiot’ is yet to be decided. However,  he was clearly serving Israeli interests in our midst.

But he wasn’t alone, at the moment 80% of our leading party are Conservative Friends of Israel.

Isn’t the time ripe to drift as far as possible from Jerusalem and its stooges?

 In case you want to understand the extent of the  Israeli lobby,  The Wandering Who provides the answers, available on  Amazon.com  or Amazon.co.uk

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Posted by Xaniel777 on October 29, 2011

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A TAXPAYER AND A SLAVE

from What Really Happened.com 

{ I THINK A PICTURE ( this one most of all ) IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS !! }~~ Xaniel777

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VIDEO – Oakland Police Shoot Protester Helping Scott Olsen To Safety In Violation Of Geneva Convention

from The Daily Bail

Source – Washington’s Blog

A protester shows his wound after the police shot him with a rubber bullet while he helped carry Scott Olsen.  The bullet had to be removed from his body.

The Oakland police violated their own rules (page 9), and violated the Geneva Conventionagainst targeting wounded combatants or those attempting to render medical aid.

Amnesty International has condemned the use of tear gas as well as the actions of Mayor Jean Quan of Oakland, who said the measures were justified because protesters threw rocks.

The Obama administration and Eric Holder have shown no interest in investigating.

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‘ Bank Transfer Day ‘ causes Credit Union Buzz

  • from Common Dreams.org 

    First Posted by DaniMartExtras October 17, 2011

    by Jim Rubenstein

    Even with most credit unions closed for Columbus Day there was plenty of online buzz, and uncertainty, about what the credit union industry role might be on “Bank Transfer Day,” the latest event surfacing from the“Occupy Wall Street” protests.

    Industry sources, speaking off the record, suggested any wholesale switch from large banks to CUs on Nov. 5, the day designated by one Californian and carried atwitter Monday, could conceivably put net worth ratios out of whack. 

    The balance sheet problem was raised by several industry officials as a potential hazard as online articles focused on what“Occupy” supporters are calling now for a specific action to underscore their complaints against big banks and corporate“greed.”

    For the record, Mark Wolff, CUNA senior vice president-communications, said only that the trade group welcomes the idea of “a viral ‘Bank Transfer Day’” since it shows“just how angry consumers are becoming with their treatment by big banks” and will now look at CUs.

    CUNA said its Facebook posts have already witnessed big jumps in traffic on www.asmarterhoice.org. There also have been big gains on www.findacreditunion.org.

    Many consumers, said CUNA, are already “discovering”credit unions online and “many more no doubt will as a result of this Bank Transfer Day initiative.”

    Wire service reports Monday identified the ringleader of“Bank Transfer Day” as Kristen Christian, a 27-year-old Los Angeles art gallery owner who said she is not affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street protest, but that demonstration organizers had reached out to her to express support.

    Christian reportedly chose Nov. 5 because of its association with 17th century British folk hero Guy Fawkes, who tried to blow up the British House of Lords but was captured on that day.

    Facebook page for the event states that “”together we can ensure that these banking institutions will ALWAYS remember the 5th of November!! If the 99% removes our funds from the major banking institutions on or by this date, we will send a clear message and give the 1% a taste of the fear that we experience every day when we aren’t able to pay for our rent, food, medication, utilities, student loans, etc.”

    The protests began in New York and have popped up around the country. A few hundred protesters gathered in Las Vegas, for instance, on Thursday night and were escorted by police for a march down the Strip. Among the calls for action on the flyers being distributed was to move banking accounts to credit unions.

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    The Elite Plan for a New World Social Order

    by Richard K Moore
    Global Research, October 28, 2011
    New Dawn Magazine – 2011-10-20

    This article was first published in New Dawn Magazine

    When the Industrial Revolution began in Britain, in the late 1700s, there was lots of money to be made by investing in factories and mills, by opening up new markets, and by gaining control of sources of raw materials. The folks who had the most money to invest, however, were not so much in Britain but more in Holland. Holland had been the leading Western power in the 1600s, and its bankers were the leading capitalists. In pursuit of profit, Dutch capital flowed to the British stock market, and thus the Dutch funded the rise of Britain, who subsequently eclipsed Holland both economically and geopolitically.

    In this way British industrialism came to be dominated by wealthy investors, and capitalism became the dominant economic system. This led to a major social transformation. Britain had been essentially an aristocratic society, dominated by landholding families. As capitalism became dominant economically, capitalists became dominant politically. Tax structures and import-export policies were gradually changed to favour investors over landowners.

    It was no longer economically viable to simply maintain an estate in the countryside: one needed to develop it, turn it to more productive use. Victorian dramas are filled with stories of aristocratic families who fall on hard times, and are forced to sell off their properties. For dramatic purposes, this decline is typically attributed to a failure in some character, a weak eldest son perhaps. But in fact the decline of aristocracy was part of a larger social transformation brought on by the rise of capitalism.

    The business of the capitalist is the management of capital, and this management is generally handled through the mediation of banks and brokerage houses. It should not be surprising that investment bankers came to occupy the top of the hierarchy of capitalist wealth and power. And in fact, there are a handful of banking families, including the Rothschilds and the Rockefellers, who have come to dominate economic and political affairs in the Western world.

    Unlike aristocrats, capitalists are not tied to a place, or to the maintenance of a place. Capital is disloyal and mobile – it flows to where the most growth can be found, as it flowed from Holland to Britain, then from Britain to the USA, and most recently from everywhere to China. Just as a copper mine might be exploited and then abandoned, so under capitalism a whole nation can be exploited and then abandoned, as we see in the rusting industrial areas of America and Britain.

    This detachment from place leads to a different kind of geopolitics under capitalism, as compared to aristocracy. A king goes to war when he sees an advantage to his nation in doing so. Historians can ‘explain’ the wars of pre-capitalist days, in terms of the aggrandisement of monarchs and nations.

    A capitalist stirs up a war in order to make profits, and in fact our elite banking families have financed both sides of most military conflicts since at least World War 1. Hence historians have a hard time ‘explaining’ World War 1 in terms of national motivations and objectives.

    In pre-capitalist days warfare was like chess, each side trying to win. Under capitalism warfare is more like a casino, where the players battle it out as long as they can get credit for more chips, and the real winner always turns out to be the house – the bankers who finance the war and decide who will be the last man standing. Not only are wars the most profitable of all capitalist ventures, but by choosing the winners, and managing the reconstruction, the elite banking families are able, over time, to tune the geopolitical configuration to suit their own interests.

    Nations and populations are but pawns in their games. Millions die in wars, infrastructures are destroyed, and while the world mourns, the bankers are counting their winnings and making plans for their postwar reconstruction investments.

    From their position of power, as the financiers of governments, the banking elite have over time perfected their methods of control. Staying always behind the scenes, they pull the strings controlling the media, the political parties, the intelligence agencies, the stock markets, and the offices of government. And perhaps their greatest lever of power is their control over currencies. By means of their central-bank scam, they engineer boom and bust cycles, and they print money from nothing and then loan it at interest to governments. The power of the elite banking gang (the ‘banksters’) is both absolute and subtle…

    Some of the biggest men in the United States are afraid of something. They know there is a power somewhere, so organised, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it. – President Woodrow Wilson

    The End of Growth – Banksters vs. Capitalism

    It was always inevitable, on a finite planet, that there would be a limit to economic growth. Industrialisation has enabled us to rush headlong toward that limit over the past two centuries. Production has become ever more efficient, markets have become ever more global, and finally the paradigm of perpetual growth has reached the point of diminishing returns.

    Indeed, that point was actually reached by about 1970. Since then capital has not so much sought growth through increased production, but rather by extracting greater returns from relatively flat production levels. Hence globalisation, which moved production to low-waged areas, providing greater profit margins. Hence privatisation, which transfers revenue streams to investors that formerly went to national treasuries. Hence derivative and currency markets, which create the electronic illusion of economic growth, without actually producing anything in the real world.

    For almost forty years, the capitalist system was kept going by these various mechanisms, none of which were productive in any real sense. And then in September 2008 this house of cards collapsed, all of a sudden, bringing the global financial system to its knees.

    If one studies the collapse of civilisations, one learns that failure-to-adapt is fatal. Is our civilisation falling into that trap? We had two centuries of real growth, where the growth-dynamic of capitalism was in harmony with the reality of industrial growth. Then we had four decades of artificial growth – capitalism being sustained by a house of cards. And now, after the house of cards has collapsed, every effort is apparently being made to bring about ‘a recovery’ – of growth! It is very easy to get the impression that our civilisation is in the process of collapse, based on the failure-to-adapt principle.

    Such an impression would be partly right and partly wrong. In order to understand the real situation we need to make a clear distinction between the capitalist elite and capitalism itself. Capitalism is an economic system driven by growth; the capitalist elite are the folks who have managed to gain control of the Western world while capitalism has operated over the past two centuries. The capitalist system is past its sell-by date, the bankster elite are well aware of that fact – and they are adapting.

    Capitalism is a vehicle that helped bring the banksters to absolute power, but they have no more loyalty to that system than they have to place, or to anything or anyone. As mentioned earlier, they think on a global scale, with nations and populations as pawns. They define what money is and they issue it, just like the banker in a game of Monopoly. They can also make up a new game with a new kind of money. They have long outgrown any need to rely on any particular economic system in order to maintain their power. Capitalism was handy in an era of rapid growth. For an era of non-growth, a different game is being prepared.

    Thus, capitalism was not allowed to die a natural death. Instead it was brought down by a controlled demolition. First it was put on a life-support system, as mentioned above, with globalisation, privatisation, currency markets, etc. Then it was injected with a euthanasia death-drug, in the form of real-estate bubbles and toxic derivatives. Finally, the Bank of International Settlements in Basel – the central bank of central banks – pulled the plug on the life-support system: they declared the ‘mark-to-market rule’, which made all the risk-holding banks instantly insolvent, although it took a while for this to become apparent. Every step in this process was carefully planned and managed by the central-banking clique.

    The End of Sovereignty – Restoring the Ancien Régime

    Just as the financial collapse was carefully managed, so was the post-collapse scenario, with its suicidal bailout programs. National budgets were already stretched; they certainly did not have reserves available to salvage the insolvent banks. Thus the bailout commitments amounted to nothing more than the taking on of astronomical new debts by governments. In order to service the bailout commitments, the money would need to be borrowed from the same financial system that was being bailed out!

    It’s not that the banks were too big to fail, rather the banksters were too powerful to fail: they made politicians an offer they couldn’t refuse. In the USA, Congress was told that without bailouts there would be martial law the next morning. In Ireland, the Ministers were told there would be financial chaos and rioting in the streets. In fact, as Iceland demonstrated, the sensible way to deal with the insolvent banks was with an orderly process of receivership.

    The effect of the coerced bailouts was to transfer insolvency from the banks to the national treasuries. Banking debts were transformed into sovereign debts and budget deficits. Now, quite predictably, it is the nations that are seeking bailouts, and those bailouts come with conditions attached. Instead of the banks going into receivership, the nations are going into receivership.

    In his book, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, John Perkins explains how the third world has been coerced over the past several decades – through pressure and trickery of various kinds – into perpetual debt bondage. By design, the debts can never be repaid. Instead, the debts must be periodically refinanced, and each round of refinancing buries the nation deeper in debt – and compels the nation to submit to even more drastic IMF diktats. With the orchestrated financial collapse, and the ‘too big to fail’ scam, the banksters have now crossed the Rubicon: the hit-man agenda is now operating here in the first world.

    In the EU, the first round of nations to go down will be the so-called PIGS – Portugal, Ireland, Greece, and Spain. The fiction, that the PIGS can deal with the bailouts, is based on the assumption that the era of limitless growth will resume. As the banksters themselves know full well, that just isn’t going to happen. Eventually the PIGS will be forced to default, and then the rest of the EU will go down as well, all part of a controlled-demolition project.

    When a nation succumbs to debt bondage, it ceases to be a sovereign nation, governed by some kind of internal political process. Instead it comes under the control of IMF diktats. As we have seen in the third world, and is happening now in Europe, these diktats are all about austerity and privatisation. Government functions are eliminated or privatised, and national assets are sold off. Little by little – again a controlled demolition – the nation state is dismantled. In the end, the primary functions left to government are police suppression of its own population, and the collection of taxes to be handed over to the banksters.

    In fact, the dismantling of the nation state began long before the financial collapse of 2008. In the USA and Britain, it began in 1980, with Reagan and Thatcher. In Europe, it began in 1988, with the Maastricht Treaty. Globalisation accelerated the dismantling process, with the exporting of jobs and industry, privatisation programs, ‘free trade’ agreements, and the establishment of the regulation-busting World Trade Organisation (WTO). Events since 2008 have enabled the rapid acceleration of a process that was already well underway.

    With the collapse, the bailouts, and the total failure to pursue any kind of effective recovery program, the signals are very clear: the system will be allowed to collapse totally, thus clearing the ground for a pre-architected ‘solution’. As the nation state is being dismantled, a new regime of global governance is being established to replace it. As we can see with the WTO, IMF, World Bank, and the other pieces of the embryonic world government, the new global system will make no pretensions about popular representation or democratic process. Rule will be by means of autocratic global bureaucracies, which will take their orders, directly or indirectly, from the bankster clique.

    In his book, The Globalization of Poverty, Michel Chossudovsky explains how globalisation, and the actions of the IMF, created massive poverty throughout the third world over the past several decades. As we can see, with the dramatic emphasis on austerity following the collapse and bailouts, this poverty-creation project has now crossed the Rubicon. In this new world system there will be no prosperous middle class. Indeed, the new regime will very much resemble the old days of royalty and serfdom (the ancien régime). The banksters are the new royal family, with the whole world as their dominion. The technocrats who run the global bureaucracies, and the mandarins who pose as politicians in the residual nations, are the privileged upper class. The rest of us, the overwhelming majority, will find ourselves in the role of impoverished serfs – if we are lucky enough to be one of the survivors of the collapse process.

    Today Americans would be outraged if UN troops entered Los Angeles to restore order; tomorrow they will be grateful. This is especially true if they were told there was an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead with world leaders to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well being granted to them by their world government. – Henry Kissinger speaking at Evian, France, May 21, 1992 Bilderbergers meeting

    The End of Liberty – The Global Police State

    For the past four decades, since about 1970, we’ve been experiencing a regime-change process, from an old global system to a new global system. In the old system, first world nations were relatively democratic and prosperous, while the third world suffered under police state tyranny, mass poverty, and imperialism (exploitation by external powers). As discussed above, the transition process has been characterised by ‘crossing the Rubicon’ – the introduction of policies and practices into the first world, that were formerly limited, for the most part, to the third world.

    Thus debt bondage to the IMF crossed the Rubicon, enabled by the collapse-bailout scam. In turn, mass poverty is crossing that same Rubicon, due to austerity measures imposed by the IMF, with its new bond-holding powers. Imperialism is also crossing the Rubicon, as the first world comes under the exploitative control of banksters and their bureaucracies, a power nexus that is external to all national identities. Unsurprisingly, police state tyranny is also crossing the Rubicon: the imposition of third world poverty levels requires third world methods of repression.

    The anti-globalisation movement can be taken as the beginning of popular resistance to the process of regime change. Similarly, the police response to the Seattle anti-globalisation demonstrations, in November 1999, can be taken as the ‘crossing of the Rubicon’ for police state tyranny. The excessive and arbitrary violence of that response – including such things as holding people’s eyes open and spraying pepper into them – was unprecedented against non-violent demonstrators in a first world nation.

    Ironically, that police response, particularly as it was so widely publicised, actually strengthened the anti-globalisation movement. As demonstrations grew in size and strength, the police response grew still more violent. A climax of sorts was reached in Genoa, in July 2001, when the levels of violence on both sides began to resemble almost a guerilla war.

    In those days the anti-globalisation movement was dominating the international news pages, and opposition to globalisation was reaching massive proportions. The visible movement was only the tip of an anti-systemic iceberg. In a very real sense, general popular sentiment in the first world was beginning to take a radical turn. Movement leaders were now thinking in terms of an anti-capitalist movement. There was a political volatility in the air, a sense that, just maybe possibly, enlightened popular sentiment might succeed in shifting the course of events.

    All of that changed on September 11, 2001, the day the towers came down. The anti-globalisation movement, along with globalisation itself, disappeared almost totally from public consciousness on that fateful day. Suddenly it was a whole new global scenario, a whole new media circus – with a new enemy, and a new kind of war, a war without end, a war against phantoms, a war against ‘terrorism’.

    Earlier we saw how the orchestrated financial collapse of September 2008 enabled certain ongoing projects to be rapidly accelerated, such as the dismantlement of sovereignty, and the imposition of austerity. Similarly, the events of September 2001 enabled certain ongoing projects to be greatly accelerated, such as the abandonment of civil liberties and international law.

    Before the towers had even come down, the ‘Patriot Act’ had already been drafted, proclaiming in no uncertain terms that the police state was here (in the USA) in force and here to stay – the Bill of Rights was null and void. Before long, similar ‘anti-terrorist’ legislation had been adopted throughout the first world. If any anti-systemic movement were to again raise its head in the first world (as it did, for example, recently in Greece), arbitrary police powers could be brought to bear – as much as might be necessary – to put the resistance down. No popular movement would be allowed to derail the banksters’ regime-change designs. The anti-globalisation movement had been shouting, ‘This is what real democracy looks like’. With 9/11, the banksters replied: ‘This is what real oppression looks like’.

    The events of 9/11 led directly to the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, and in general helped create a climate where invasions of sovereign nations could be readily justified, with one excuse or another. International law was to be as thoroughly abandoned as was civil liberties. Just as all restraint was removed from domestic police interventions, so was all restraint being removed from geopolitical military interventions. Nothing was to stand in the way of the banksters’ regime-change agenda.

    The technetronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society… dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values… this elite would not hesitate to achieve its political ends by using the latest modern techniques for influencing public behaviour… Persisting social crisis, the emergence of a charismatic personality, and the exploitation of mass media to obtain public confidence would be the stepping-stones in the piecemeal transformation of the United States into a highly controlled society… In addition, it may be possible – and tempting – to exploit for strategic political purposes the fruits of research on the brain and on human behaviour. – Zbigniew Brzezinski, Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era, 1970

    The Post-Capitalist Era – New Myths for a New Culture

    2012 might not be the exact year, but it’s difficult to see the endgame lasting much beyond that – and the masters of the universe love symbolism, as with 911 (both in Chile and in Manhattan), KLA 007, and others. 2012 is loaded with symbolism, eg. the Mayan Calendar, and the Internet is buzzing with various 2012-related prophecies, survival strategies, anticipated alien interventions, etc. And then there is the Hollywood film, 2012, which explicitly portrays the demise of most of humanity, and the pre-planned salvation of a select few. One never knows with Hollywood productions, what is escapist fantasy, and what is aimed at preparing the public mind symbolically for what is to come.

    Whatever the exact date, all the threads will come together, geopolitically and domestically, and the world will change. It will be a new era, just as capitalism was a new era after aristocracy, and the Dark Ages followed the era of the Roman Empire. Each era has its own structure, its own economics, its own social forms, and its own mythology. These things must relate to one another coherently, and their nature follows from the fundamental power relationships and economic circumstances of the system.

    Whenever there is a change of era, the previous era is always demonised in a new mythology. In the Garden of Eden story the serpent is demonised – a revered symbol in paganism, the predecessor to monotheism. With the rise of European nation states, the Catholic Church was demonised, and Protestantism introduced. When republics came along, the demonisation of monarchs was an important part of the process. In the post-2012 world, democracy and national sovereignty will be demonised. This will be very important, in getting people to accept arbitrary totalitarian rule…

    In those terrible dark days, before the blessed unification of humanity, anarchy reigned in the world. One nation would attack another, no better than predators in the wild. Nations had no long-term coherence; voters would swing from one party to another, keeping governments always in transition and confusion. How did anyone ever think that masses of semi-educated people could govern themselves, and run a complex society? Democracy was an ill-conceived experiment that led only to corruption and chaotic governance. How lucky we are to be in this well-ordered world, where humanity has finally grown up, and those with the best expertise make the decisions for the whole globe.

    Capitalism is about growth, progress, and change. Under capitalism the virtues of ambition, initiative, and competitiveness are praised, because those virtues serve the dynamics of capitalism. People are encouraged to always accumulate more, and never be satisfied with what they have. Under capitalism, people need to have a bit of liberty, and a bit of prosperity, so that the dynamics of capitalism can operate. Without some liberty, ambition cannot be pursued; without some prosperity, how could accumulation be pursued? In the post-capitalist world, the capitalist virtues will be demonised. This will be very important, in getting people to accept poverty and regimentation…

    The pursuit of money is the root of all evil, and the capitalist system was inherently corrupt and wasteful. Anarchy reined in the marketplace, as corporations blindly pursued profit, with no concern for human needs or for the Earth. How much more sensible are our production brigades, producing only what is needed, and using only what is sustainable. Capitalism encouraged greed and consumption; people struggled to compete with one another, to ‘get ahead’ in the rat race. How much wiser we are now, to live within our ration quotas, and to accept our assigned duties, whatever they might be, in service to humanity.

    In this regime change, ushering in the post-capitalist era, we’re seeing a conscious orchestration of economics, politics, geopolitics, and mythology – as one coordinated project. A whole new reality is being created, a whole new global culture. When it comes down to it, the ability to transform culture is the ultimate form of power. In only a single generation, a new culture becomes ‘the way things are’. And what, we might inquire, might stand in the way of any future manipulations of the cultural regime that the bankster royal family might contemplate?

    Ever since public education was introduced, the state and the family have competed to control childhood conditioning – and it is in childhood that culture is transmitted to the next generation. In the micromanaged post-capitalist future, we’ll most likely see the ‘final solution’ of social control, which is for the state to monopolise child raising. This would eliminate from society the parent-child bond, and hence family-related bonds in general. No longer is there a concept of relatives, just fellow members of the hive. The family must be demonised. Already, here in Ireland, there are daily TV spots dramatising the plight of children who are being abused or neglected by their parents…

    How scary were the old days, when unlicensed, untrained couples had total control over vulnerable children, behind closed doors, with whatever neuroses, addictions, or perversions the parents happened to possess. How did this vestige of patriarchal slavery, this safe-house den of child abuse, continue so long to exist, and not be recognised for what it was? How much better off we are now, with children being raised scientifically, by trained staff, where they are taught discipline and healthy values. 

    The above article appeared in New Dawn No. 128 (September-October 2011).

     RIchard K Moore, an expatriate from Silicon Valley, retired and moved to Ireland in 1994 to begin his ‘real work’ – trying to understand how the world works, and how we can make it better. Many years of researching and writing culminated in his widely acclaimed book Escaping the Matrix: How We the People Can Change the World (The Cyberjournal Project, 2005). His cyberjournal email list has been going since 1994 (cyberjournal.org). The book’s website is http://escapingthematrix.org, while his website http://quaylargo.com/rkm/ contains an extensive biography plus list of his articles. Richard can be contacted via email at rkm@quaylargo.com. This article appears in New Dawn 128:www.newdawnmagazine.com.

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    Human Right Watch is absolutely not about Human Rights

     Posted by poorrichard in Poor Richards Blog

    HRW works for NATO and endeavours to cover up its Crimes Against Humanity in Libya (and all over the world).

    Photo: Soros, Jewish financier and billionaire, finances HRW, WikiLeaks, sponsors El-Baradei in Egypt, and others, to his agenda of bringing the world into his orbit of control

    In a recent article, I explained how Human Rights Watch (HRW) proceeds to mislead the public opinion. Today, another proof came out in the media. And today, they’ve reached another level. The ultimate level of deception

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    Indeed, today HRW claims that rebels executed 53 so-called Gaddafi loyalists. The corpses were found in Hotel Mahari in District 2 of Sirte. In a Russia Today article, we can read:  “the group considers the accident to be part of the murders and lootings from some opposition forces that do not want to obey any law at all. HRW calls for Libya to get these people under control.”

    Well, there are several interesting things to point out about HRW and its apparently UNEXPECTED DISCOVERY of loyalists being executed.

    Since day 1, reports from many independent sources that were part of fact-finding missions in Libya, confirmed that the rebels where slaughtering civilians just because they supported Muammar Gaddafi; or just for being “Black” (e.g. sources like Lizzie Phelan, Mahdi Nazemroaya, Sukant Chandan, Franklin Lamb…). Where were the HRW people at the time? Oh true, at that time, they were comfortably sitting in their European offices, reporting about Gaddafi’s crimes… Gaddafi’s crimes that NEVER TOOK PLACE and that none of the NATO members have succeeded to prove until today. Seems like the mainstream media don’t care since they’re not talking about this crucial point anymore (which contributes in making this War totally unjustified and unlawful). Nor does HRW. Correction: They’ve never talked about it actually.

    On top of spreading fake reports, HRW has apparently been granted with an additional mission by NATO member states: besides misleading the public opinion by demonizing Gaddafi by providing fake information, they now have to cover up NATO’s war crimes. When the White Empire’s most powerful army in history started dropping thousands of bombs full of depleted uranium on innocent Libyan civilians, HRW remained totally silent. Instead of reporting about the ongoing Crimes Against Humanity being carried out by its masters and funders, it shifted the public opinion’s focus on Syria in order to demonize Bashar Al Assad’s government by providing, once again, fake information.

    Today, they’ve reach another level. It has reach the ultimate stage of deception. With its above mentioned report (see here) on “loyalists” being executed, they are misleading the public opinion again, and cover up one of the worst atrocities of our decade (We don’t forget about Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine, Lebanon, Pakistan. But today we’re focusing on their role in the Libya War).

    HRW assumes that this execution was carried out by “anti Gaddafi fighters from Misrata”and calls on “Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC) to conduct an immediate and transparent investigation into the apparent mass execution and to bring those responsible to justice”.

    1. Well, this simple extract is enough for HRW to wipe away NTC’s accountability in this mass killing. But wait… I thought the Misrata fighters were controlled by the NTC… Yes, so NTC is accountable for these executions. Well, they apparently aren’t anymore… So, some random fighters from Misrata, nobody knows who they are, are to be blamed and punished for it… What a great example of JUSTICE!

    2. Why didn’t HRW call on Gaddafi to conduct an immediate and transparent investigation into the apparent killing of civilians and to bring those responsible to justice? Instead of calling for a UN resolution that led to the NATO intervention? Well, if we cannot hold NTC accountable for hideous mass killings from its own “freedom fighters” especially with blatant proof, then why could we hold Gaddafi accountable? Especially without any proof…

    3. On top of that, by focusing on these 53 “loyalists” (peace be upon them) HRW is covering up a much more important killing, we can even call it a Crime Against Humanity. The one carried out by NATO. If HRW found those 53 corpses in Sirte, how couldn’t it see the civilian corpses laying all over the city? And all over the country? Couldn’t HRW see the massive destruction of civilian infrastructure, residential areas, schools, water pipes, electricity plants in the very same city? Are they blind? No, they aren’t. And they did see the chaos that NATO brought about. And they very well know that thousands of civilians must have died since NATO’s primary targets turned out to be civilian infrastructures.

    4. Why didn’t HRW expose that each Tomahawk, like the ones dropped on Libya, contains 300Kgs of depleted uranium? Why didn’t it exposes the use of cluster bombs? Why don’t they focus on estimating the civilian deaths brought about by NATO? Especially when estimations from independent sources are about 60,000 dead innocents. Maybe because those sources in their eyes are not reliable enough… but those claiming that Gaddafi sent his Air Force to bomb his population were apparently more reliable… Please watch the next video, Russia Intel satellite shows Gaddafi did not attack his people:

    5. Why didn’t HRW exposed NATO members providing heavy weapons and artillery to the rebels in complete breach of UN resolution?

    6. Why didn’t HRW expose the fact that the ones who mainstream media and Western leaders now call “Rebels” or “Freedom Fighters”, were once called Al Qaeda terrorists?

    So many questions… And all answers lead to the same point: HRW is absolutely not about Human Rights.

    Brief Conclusion:
    HRW, NATO, UN and other international organizations no longer benefit from their beautiful image of FREEDOM and JUSTICE  lovers. Every day brings loads of proofs that all those organizations are nothing more than smoke screens to cover up White Empire hideous crimes and world enslavement.
    I call on you, people, to spread this article, and all other articles of interest that you might find on mathaba, on our website and on other websites. Spread the truth. Expose the traitors. Expose the liars. Expose the crimes. Don’t remain silent and idle while our leaders take us, everyday, a step closer to the Global Chaos.

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    War Profiteering: A Cancer Upon America

    The Intel Hub
    By Madison Ruppert – Editor of End the Lie
    First Posted October 28, 2011

    The Occupy Wall Street protesters and those marching in solidarity with them throughout the nation are attempting to fight back against the top 1% of earners who have hijacked our nation and turned what is claimed to be a democracy into a plutocracy rife with corruption and corporatist policies.

    While the Occupy Wall Street movement seems to be focusing mostly on the banking interests that have run our economy into the ground while raking in staggering profits, there remains a sub-set of the 1% that needs to be identified and exposed.

    This sub-set is the 0.01%, the executives that take in astounding sums of money, leverage tens of millions in lobbying money to control our so-called representatives all to the detriment of the American people, the American economy, and the world at large.

    They profit at the expense of the American taxpayer, off the lives of American soldiers, and from death and destruction around the globe.

    These are not entrepreneurs who struck it rich giving us a product or service that we need, they are getting rich while manipulating the American political system and the fear of the American people while perpetuating endless, unnecessary and unethical wars.

    This one hundredth of one percent includes the war profiteers, the CEOs of military contractors that are paid even more than CEOs of financial institutions like JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Bank of America.

    To put this in perspective, the CEO of JP Morgan Chase, James “Jamie” Dimon was paid $20.81 million in 2010. The CEO of Wells Fargo, John Stumpf, was paid $18.97 million, while the CEO of Bank of America, Brian Moynihan, was paid a relatively small $1.94 million (although it would be a huge amount of money for most Americans).

    When considering these numbers, one must keep in mind that the earnings can be highly variable, with Jamie Dimon pulling in $1.32 million in 2009 and $35.76 million in 2008.

    These numbers for Dimon include salary, bonuses, stock awards, option awards, changes in pension value and “nonqualified deferred compensation earnings” and “all other compensation”.

    Now let’s take a look at what top CEOs in the defense contracting industry were paid last year.

    CEO of Northrop Grumman, Wesley Bush, made $22.84 million. CEO of Lockheed Martin, Robert Stevens,made $21.89 million and Boeing’s CEO James McNerney made $19.74 million.

    These figures put military contractor executives deep in 0.01% territory, seeing as one must make $9.14 million annually to fall in this ultra-elite strata, according to an article published on the liberal website AlterNet.

    However, an anonymous investment manager’s article published on a University of California at Santa Cruz professor’s website claims that the top 0.01% has a net worth of $24.4 million on average. Unfortunately a source for this statistic is not cited.

    Either way, it is an irrefutable fact that the income distribution in the United States is highly unequal and a new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report makes it clear that it is just getting worse (more here andhere).

    The war profiteers that make up the 0.01% of earners in the United States are not simply bad because they make far more money than anyone else. This is the type of skewed logics that so-called conservatives regularly use in order to justify claims of class warfare.

    Let me be clear: there is nothing wrong with making money, and there is nothing wrong with making lots of money.

    However, if you’re buying off politicians, putting Americans in the line of fire while destroying foreign nations,robbing taxpayers blind and killing jobs in order to get rich I take issue.

    To make matters worse, the Pentagon paid $270 billion from 2007 to 2009 to 91 military contractors that were also involved in civil fraud cases resulting of judgments more than $1 million.

    During the same period, $682 million was paid out to 30 contractors convicted of “hard-core criminal fraud”.

    Military contractors regularly defraud the Department of Defense, and thus the American taxpayer, yet they continue to operate with impunity while taking in nearly unfathomable profits on our dime.

    The war profiteering industry trumps the financial sector when it comes to the millions pumped into Washington in lobbying dollars as well.

    In 2010 Boeing spent an astounding $17.89 million in lobbying efforts while Northrop Grumman spent$15.7 million and Lockheed Martin spent $12.7 million.

    Contrast that with to some of the major players in finance: JP Morgan Chase spent $7.41 million in 2010 while Wells Fargo spent $5.43 million and Bank of America spent $3.98 million.

    None of these numbers should be acceptable but it is clear that the war profiteering industry is putting disturbing amounts of cash into Washington in order to influence public policy, which they do remarkably well.

    If we want to really get our nation – and the world at large – back on track we must not only set our sights on the corrupt, criminal banking industry and the private Federal Reserve but also the equally corrupt and criminal war profiteering industry.

    WarCosts.com put out this brief yet quite informative vide on this subject which should be spread around to all Occupiers and activists alike:

    Only through spreading this information can we fight back as clearly the 1% and the 0.01% are in control of our political system.

    Unfortunately the war industry is so deeply entrenched in the United States that only through a massive popular movement can any real change be made.

    The Occupy Wall Street movement is off to a great start, we just must remember not to become myopic in focusing solely on the criminal banks and the private Federal Reserve.

    We must also focus our energy and rage on dismantling the “defense” industry that only serves the ultra-elite while robbing average American taxpayers and killing well-meaning American soldiers and those who are targeted by the military-industrial complex.

    The war profiteering industry is tragic in its scale and destructive in nature, but hopefully through spreading awareness of the undue influence they hold in our nation we can start to push back against these corporations and executives that profit off of death and destruction.

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October 28, 2011

Posted by Xaniel777 on October 28, 2011

 Police brutality charges sweep across the US

from The Guardian

Posted by the THE INTERCEPT

From Naomi Wolf‘s arrest in New York to shootings in Tucson and Florida, forces face allegations of abuse of power

Officer Michael Daragjati had no idea that the FBI was listening to his phone calls. Otherwise he would probably not have described his arrest and detention of an innocent black New Yorker in the manner he did.

Daragjati boasted to a woman friend that, while on patrol in Staten Island, he had “fried another nigger”. It was “no big deal”, he added. The FBI, which had been investigating another matter, then tried to work out what had happened.

According to court documents released in New York, Daragjati and his partner had randomly stopped and frisked a black man who had become angry and asked for Daragjati’s name and badge number. Daragjati, 32, and with eight years on the force, had no reason to stop the man, and had found nothing illegal. But he arrested him and fabricated an account of him resisting arrest. The man, now referred to in papers only as John Doe because of fears for his safety, spent two nights in jail. He had merely been walking alone through the neighbourhood.

The shocking story has added to a growing sense that there are serious problems of indiscipline and law-breaking in US police forces. Last weekthe feminist author Naomi Wolf was arrested outside an awards ceremony in Manhattan. She had been advising Occupy Wall Street protesters of their rights to continue demonstrating outside the event. Instead, as she joined the protest, she was carted off to jail in her evening gown. That incident is only the most high-profile of many apparently illegal police actions around the protests. One senior officer, deputy inspector Anthony Bologna, created headlines worldwide whenhe pepper-sprayed young women behind a police barricade.

A report from the New York Civil Liberties Union recently looked at police use of Taser stun guns in the state, and revealed that in 60% of incidents where they were used, the incident did not meet the recommended criteria for such a weapon. Some cases involved people already handcuffed and 40% involved “at risk” subjects such as children, the elderly or mentally ill. “This disturbing pattern of misuse and abuse endangers lives,” said the NYCLU’s executive director, Donna Lieberman.

In Los Angeles, officers in the sheriff’s department are accused ofphysically abusing some prison inmates and having sex with others. An internal report, obtained by the Los Angeles Times, revealed allegations that included beating people visiting relatives in jail. In Pittsburgh, there is the case of Jordan Miles, a high-flying high-school student stopped by three plainclothes policemen. Miles, 18 at the time, was walking to his grandmother’s house and had no idea who the men were, as they did not identify themselves. He ran, but the officers caught him and beat him so badly that he ended up in hospital. He is undergoing neurological treatment for memory problems and has had to drop out of college.


Yet it was Miles who was charged with aggravated assault – a case that a judge later threw out. His mother, Terez Miles, said: “We are no strangers to police brutality in the city of Pittsburgh, but what they did was terrible and then they lied about it.”

In Chicago, Jimmel Cannon, 13, was shot eight times by police who claimed that he had a BB gun in his hand. His family said that he had his hands in the air. In Tucson, Arizona, former marine Jose Guerena was killed by a Swat team on a drugs raid. They found nothing illegal, but Guerena was shot 23 times.

The list goes on. Miami is still dealing with the fallout of the fatal shooting of Raymond Herisse. He had been driving a car out of which police claimed gunshots came. However, it took three days before they produced a weapon. They also confiscated and destroyed the phones of people trying to record the incident.

“There is a widespread, continuing pattern of officers ordering people to stop taking photographs or video in public places, and harassing, detaining and arresting those who fail to comply,” said Chris Calabrese, of the American Civil Liberties Union. Campaigners say the spread of camera phones is why so many incidents of brutality are appearing.

In another recorded call, Daragjati complained to a friend: “I could throw somebody a beating, they catch me on camera, and I’m fired.” Some activists have taken that to heart. Diop Kamau, a former officer, runs the Florida-based Police Complaint Centre, which investigates allegations of police abuse nationwide. “Police are now facing an onslaught of scrutiny because everyone has a cellphone,” he said.

Kamau said that many police departments still had a culture of secrecy and many officers believed that there was little likelihood of punishment even if caught. “The police fill in the blanks. They say what happened and they will be believed,” he said.

One weakness is that there is no central organisation for the police, and local departments do not release data on complaints or allegations of abuse. “The problem is that there is an absence of research,” said Professor John Liederbach, an expert in American policing at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. As the list of complaints and incidents grows, that might be about to change.

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7 U.S. Cities on the Verge of Bankruptcy

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First Published: Oct 24, 2011
Author: Mike Tirone
Posted  by Tatarewicz

The harsh economic climate is changing. The time has come when citizens and companies aren’t the only ones being forced to file for bankruptcy…

Major cities are among the ranks of those in dire straits.

On Wednesday, Pennsylvania’s capital city Harrisburg opted for the rarely used Chapter 9 of the U.S. bankruptcy code.

The current struggle is between the state and city of Harrisburg over control of the city, whose population of around 50,000 people had been having difficulties paying for critical services for over the past year. On top of that, the city has incurred as much as $458 million in debt and several lawsuits with creditors.

“The city does not have the ability to pay those money judgments or any significant portion thereof and still provide health and safety services to its citizens and other essential government services,” said Mark Schwartz, an attorney hired by the City Council.

According to Schwartz, bankruptcy gives the city “bargaining power” with its creditors, municipal workers, retirees, and the state.

“Municipal bankruptcies are rare. But if Harrisburg is successful in winning concessions with bondholders, pensioners and other stakeholders, it could lead other financially troubled cities to seek bankruptcy.”

As of 1937, only 629 municipal bankruptcies under Chapter 9 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code have been filed. Most recent of these is Orange County, California, which filed for bankruptcy back in 1994, and Vallejo, California, following in 2008.

Is your city or town next to fall onto the sword and file for Chapter 9?

The 7 U.S. Cities on the Verge of Bankruptcy

Washington, D.C. washington train City Population: Deficit through 2012: Budget in Fiscal year 2012: Annual Budget Shortfall: Deficit per Capita: 2011 Unemployment Rate Washington, DC 599,657 $322 million $9.6 billion 3.4% $537 11.1%

The District’s deficit was cut in half in 2010 due to tax increases, but Mayor Vincent Gray’s budget plan calls for $127.2 million in tax and fee increases within income, parking, off-premise alcohol, and franchise taxes – in addition to public transportation fare increases, while cutting economic development, public safety, public education, and social services.

Still, Gray’s plan will leave the Washington Metro Area in the red. He says the budget would inflict some pain: “[It’s] a tough budget, I’m not going to represent it as anything else,” he admits. Yet little more than a week after his budget plan was announced, he was arrested for protesting that Congress (which oversees the DC budget and laws) was taking away autonomy granted to the city for the last several years, meaning it will be banned from spending city money on things such as HIV prevention.

Detroit, Michigan detroit City Population: Deficit through 2012: Budget in Fiscal year 2012: Annual Budget Shortfall: Deficit per Capita: 2011 Unemployment Rate Detroit, Michigan 713,777 $155 million $3.11 billion 5% $217 12.9%

Recently cited in a Reuters poll as highest potential candidate for municipal bankruptcy, Detroit mayor Dave Bing has tried to work with the Republican-controlled Michigan Legislature – but has struggled. His budget-balancing proposals include a higher tax on Detroit casinos, pension reforms, the suspension of state drive licenses for three unpaid Detroit parking tickets, and continuing to collect income and utility taxes. With the city’s dropping population comes less money generated from taxes, sinking the Motor City in even deeper debt.

Honolulu, Hawaii honolulu City Population: Deficit through 2012: Budget in Fiscal year 2012: Annual Budget Shortfall: Deficit per Capita: 2011 Unemployment Rate Honolulu, Hawaii 905,034 $100 million $1.93 billion 5.1% $110 5.2%

Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle was investigated by the local Honolulu Civil Beat which went on to reveal the Mayor had budgeted more than $43 million to fund 1,095 unfilled jobs for 2012. Carlisle’s first budget plan set out to tackle long-term debt; he said he would raise taxes and fees while asking unionized city workers for 5% pay cuts.

New York City, New York nyc time square City Population: Deficit through 2012: Budget in Fiscal year 2012: Annual Budget Shortfall: Deficit per Capita: 2011 Unemployment Rate New York City, NY 8.1 million $4.58 billion $65.7 billion 7% $565 8.7%

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has already begun to address the FY2012 deficit by calling for layoffs in all city agencies, closing 20 fire departments during night hours, and reducing services for seniors, libraries, and cultural centers. Bloomberg dismissed around 6,000 of the city’s 75,000 teachers in June before the state passed its $66 billion budget with note to no more teacher layoffs. The New York City Mayor’s office has predicted the city’s budget gap could rise to $4.4 billion.

Chicago, Illinois chicago City Population: Deficit through 2012: Budget in Fiscal year 2012: Annual Budget Shortfall: Deficit per Capita: 2011 Unemployment Rate Chicago, Illinois 2.7 million $636 million $8.2 billion 7.7% $2353 10.2%

Chicago’s former mayor Richard Daley destroyed the Windy City’s finances by using up nearly the entire revenue from a long-term lease of the local parking system and airport. The lease was supposed to last until 2018, but only made it to 2010. Chicago hopes to build a city-owned casino to raise revenue. Meanwhile, newly-elected Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s first budget proposal was unveiled and focuses on large cuts. His new plan consolidates police and fire headquarters, reduces library hours, and takes out 2,000 vacant jobs – some of them police – out of the budget. Emanuel’s plans include the layoffs of more than 500 people.

Cincinnati, Ohio cincinnati City Population: Deficit through 2012: Budget in Fiscal year 2012: Annual Budget Shortfall: Deficit per Capita: 2011 Unemployment Rate Cincinnati, Ohio 331,285 $60 million $1.2 billion 20% $181 8.7%

The City of Cincinnati has been keeping much of its fiscal policies quiet, only briefly announcing budget cuts and layoff plans for the past two years. Many believe the city’s limited announcements are in preparation to file for bankruptcy… Mayor Mark Mallory has been holding off discussion of the proposal set forth that the city will not lay off police officers in 2011 or 2012. Mallory is using his “campaign season” as an excuse to avoid addressing his plan to lay off police officers in the next two years while outsource the force to the neighboring city of Hamilton and dismantling the Office of Environmental Quality.

Camden, New Jersey camden City Population: Deficit through 2012: Budget in Fiscal year 2012: Annual Budget Shortfall: Deficit per Capita: 2011 Unemployment Rate Camden, New Jersey 517,234 $28 million $138 million 20.2% $54 11.1%

Newly-elected Mayor of Camden, Dana Redd, came into power and began ruling with a strong fist, but she still has a long way to go to dig the nation’s most dangerous city out of deficit… In her 2011 budget proposal, Redd called for departmental budget cuts of 24%, a $4 million reduction in operating costs, a freeze on all non-essential spending, $7.5 million in cost reductions to the Fire Department, and worst of all, a $14 million reduction to the Camden Police Department – which in turn, cut the entire force in half.

Bonus list: Practically every major city in California: San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Los Angeles

San Diego san diego City Population: Deficit through 2012: Budget in Fiscal year 2012: Annual Budget Shortfall: Deficit per Capita: 2011 Unemployment Rate San Diego 3 million $56.7 million $2.8 billion 2% $19 10.2%

Despite cuts within the public and higher education sectors and fire engine cutbacks, San Diego is still in a deep hole. The fire stations had thousands of blackouts as the cuts rotated throughout different stations to save $11.5 million the current fiscal year. Weekly recreation center hours will be reduced to 20 hours, and the equivalent of 77 full-time positions were cut, saving $6.5 million. The city proposed 6% pay cuts for employees and has cut out 120 full-time positions.

San Jose san jose City Population: Deficit through 2012: Budget in Fiscal year 2012: Annual Budget Shortfall: Deficit per Capita: 2011 Unemployment Rate San Jose 894,943 $115 million $2.5 billion 4.6% $128 10%

San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed said it best, “Whether or not we declare an emergency, we’re in an emergency. We just laid off police officers. Last year, we laid off firefighters. We’ve closed libraries, community centers. We are in an emergency and we need to take action.” Reed also looks to close the deficit by reducing services and controlling the cost of retirement.

San Francisco san francisco City Population: Deficit through 2012: Budget in Fiscal year 2012: Annual Budget Shortfall: Deficit per Capita: 2011 Unemployment Rate San Francisco 808,976 $380 million ($480mil for ’12-’13, $642mil for ’13-’14) $6.8 billion 5.5% $470 9.7%

Mayor Edwin Lee presented his $6.8 billion budget proposal aiming to close the $380 million shortfall caused by growth in employee benefit costs and loss of revenues from state and federal government. The city will cut San Francisco’s deficit by forgoing scheduled pay increases for city employees – saving $20.2 million – and enacted a hiring freeze.

Los Angeles LA hollywood City Population: Deficit through 2012: Budget in Fiscal year 2012: Annual Budget Shortfall: Deficit per Capita: 2011 Unemployment Rate Los Angeles 9.8 million $457 million $6.9 billion 6.6% $46 13.3%

 Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa closed a $336 million shortfall with large cuts to the police and fire departments while also cutting $19 million from Recreation and Parks Department. Also, Los Angeles’ homelessness programs reduced funding by 10%, and permanent cuts to city spending have been made while reducing funds for public safety, library operations, and street preservation and maintenance.

*Combining all these four California cities, you get a deficit of $1.01 billion, a budget of $19 billion, and an annual budget shortfall of 5.3%. The unemployment rate of the four cities totals 10.8% or 1.572 million unemployed.

 In June, Governor of California Jerry Brown signed the most austere fiscal package in decades. The package contains $15 billion dollars in cuts including:

$5 billion in health and human services

$1.3 billion in higher education

$1 billion in corrections

$350 million in the state’s court system

$700 million in state employment compensation and governmental efficiencies

$400 million in California Community Colleges

The budget also has a clause for $2.5 billion in triggered cuts, meaning if anticipated revenue doesn’t equate, there will be additional mid-year reductions in public education, public safety, higher education, and health and human services.

If it seems like a handful of California cities are in a financial bind… the entire Golden State is actually teetering on the edge of bankruptcy… as are many other of the major cities in the United States. +16

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10 Mind Blowing Facts Which Show How Members Of Congress And Federal Employees Are Living The High Life At Our Expense

By Michael Snyder

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If you were asked to guess, what area of the United States would you say has the highest average income?  New York City?  Los Angeles?  Silicon Valley?  Well, would you believe that it is actually the Washington D.C. area?  Median household income in the region is $84,523, which is the highest in the nation.  One of the biggest reasons for this are the huge salaries being pulled down by federal employees in the Washington D.C. area.  According to the latest numbers, the average federal employee in the D.C. area brings in total compensation worth more than $126,000 a year.  Of course members of Congress are even doing far better than that.  Most of the members of Congress are millionaires, and somehow the vast majority of our politicians leave Washington D.C. far wealthier than when they arrived.  So if you want to live the high life, you might want to move to the Washington D.C. area.  Our “representatives” in Congress and the bureaucrats that work for the federal government are swimming in cash, and it is all at our expense.

Before you read the following facts, keep in mind that median household income in the United States has declined for three years in a row.  While the bureaucrats in D.C. are living the high life, most of the rest of us are going through some really hard times.

Today, median household income in the United States is about $50,000 a year, and in most families both parents have to work or the bills will not get paid.

So it just does not seem right that the “average” federal worker in the Washington D.C. area is hauling down more than $126,000 a year in total compensation.

After all, are they not supposed to be “public servants”?

Instead, it feels like we are serving them.  They get to drive around in their shiny new cars and they get to enjoy their shiny new McMansions in the D.C. suburbs while the rest of us pay for it.

Trust me, I have seen the beautiful suburbs in Maryland and in northern Virginia that seem to go on forever, and it is the U.S. taxpayers that are footing the bill.  Spending by the federal government accounts for approximately one third of the GDP of the entire region.

According to the Washington Post, the Washington D.C. area has become a great place for those that enjoy “living the dream”….

Washingtonians now enjoy the highest median household income of any metropolitan area in the country, and five of the top 10 jurisdictions in America — Loudoun, Howard and Fairfax counties, and Falls Church and Fairfax City — are here, census data shows.

The signs of that wealth are on display all over, from the string of luxury boutiques such as Gucci and Tory Burch opening at Tysons Galleria to the $15 cocktails served over artisanal ice at the W Hotel in the District to the ever-larger houses rising off River Road in Potomac.

All of this wealth did not get created because the D.C. area is a great center for industry or finance.

Rather, all of these people are becoming very wealthy because of our big, fat bloated federal government.

The following are 10 mind blowing facts which show how members of Congress and federal employees are living the high life at our expense….

#1 When you total up all compensation (including health care and benefits), the average income for a federal worker in the Washington D.C. area last year was$126,369.

#2 In 2005, 7420 federal workers were making $150,000 or more per year.  In 2010, a whopping 82,034 federal workers were making $150,000 or more per year.  That is more than a tenfold increase in just five years.

#3 In 2005, the U.S. Department of Defense had just nine civilians earning $170,000 or more.  When Barack Obama took office, the U.S. Department of Defense had 214 civilians earning $170,000 or more.  In June 2010, the U.S. Department of Defense had 994 civilians earning $170,000 or more.

#4 Last year, federal employees “earned” approximately 447 billion dollars in total compensation.

#5 According to a study by the Heritage Foundation, federal workers earn 30 to 40 percent more money on average than their counterparts in the private sector.

#6 Today, one out of every 12 people living in Washington D.C. is a lawyer.  In New York City, only one out of every 123 residents is a lawyer.

#7 More than 50 percent of the members of the U.S. Congress are millionaires.

#8 The median wealth of a U.S. Senator in 2009 was 2.38 million dollars.

#9 Insider trading is perfectly legal for members of the U.S. Congress – and they refuse to pass a law that would change that.

#10 The percentage of millionaires in Congress is more than 50 times higherthan the percentage of millionaires in the general population.

Meanwhile, most of the rest of America has been going through economic hell….

-The standard of living in the United States has fallen farther over the past three years than at any other time that has ever been recorded in U.S. history.

-According to the Federal Reserve, the combined net worth of American families has fallen by $5.5 trillion since 2007.

-Half of all American workers now earn $505 or less per week.

-According to Paul Osterman, a professor of economics at MIT, approximately 20 percent of all employed Americans are making $10.65 an hour or less.

While the average American family is deeply struggling to pay the mortgage and put food on the table, the bureaucrats in Washington D.C. are busy shopping for the latest cell phones and trying to figure out what brand of new car to buy next year.

Over the past couple of decades, the federal government has absolutely exploded in size, but this has not helped the poor.  We now have more poor people in this country than ever before and over 2 million additional Americans slipped into poverty last year.

No, the reality is that the people that have reaped the rewards of a much larger federal government are the lawyers, the lobbyists and the bureaucrats.

This is the kind of thing that the American people should be protesting.  Almost everybody in Congress is rich.  Hundreds of thousands of federal employees are living the high life.  The lawyers, the lobbyists and the bureaucrats are having a field day.

Meanwhile, most of the rest of the country is deeply suffering.

It just doesn’t seem right, does it?

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Veterans and Police Officers Support “Occupy Wall Street” Protesters

First Posted on October 24, 2011 by WashingtonsBlog

Veterans and Police Officers Launch New Groups to Support “Occupy Wall Street” Protesters

Marine Sergeant Shamar Thomas stood up to the New York Police Department to protect protesters.

That act of courage and honor has inspired a new group called OccupyMARINES.

OccupyMARINES claims to be lining up veterans from all over the country to support the protesters.

Another new group – Occupy Police – uses the mottos:

  • Police in Support of the 99%

and

  • We are the 99% Protecting 100%”

An October 21st posting at OccupyPolice.org states:

We are in open Solidarity with Occupy Wall Street and all Occupy movements across the nation. We’re starting off Day 1 with a mass e-mail to all police departments throughout the US. We want them to know that they ARE part of the 99% and to get involved with the movement. We openly support positive communication between Police/People and we encourage you to do the same.”

By way of background, there were unconfirmed reports last month that 100 New York Police officers boycotted in solidarity with the Wall Street protesters.

And Raw Story reports today in a story entitled, “New York cops defy order to arrest hundreds of ‘Occupy Albany’ protesters”:

Occupy Albany protesters in New York’s capital city received an unexpected ally over the week: The state and local authorities.

According to the Albany Times Union, New York state troopers and Albany police did not adhere to a curfew crackdown on protesters urged by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and Albany mayor Gerald Jennings.

Mass arrests seemed to be in the cards once Jennings directed officers to enforce the curfew on roughly 700 protesters occupying the city owned park. But as state police joined the local cops, moved past the property line dividing city and state land.

With protesters acting peacefully, local and state police agreed that low level arrests could cause a riot, so they decided instead to defy Cuomo and Jennings.

“We don’t have those resources, and these people were not causing trouble,” a state official said. “The bottom line is the police know policing, not the governor and not the mayor.”

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Fateh official: Israeli threats to assassinate Abbas are serious

from Uruknet.info

First Posted October 26, 2011

Faisal Abu Shahala, a member of the Revolutionary Council of Fatah, issued an appeal on Wednesday to the international community to end what he termed Israeli terrorism. He described recent Israeli threats to assassinate the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, as very serious, adding that such threats are a form of terrorism against the Palestinian people, the Palestinian news agency, Ma’an, reported on Wednesday.

Abu Shahala asserted that the statements of Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman (of the Yisrael Beiteinu far-right fundamentalist party) are not a ‘tongue slip’ as claimed by other officials, but are indicative of the current Israeli administration’s policies and practices, reflecting Israeli thinking based on terrorism and assassinations.

Abu Shahala pointed out that past Israeli threats to assassinate Palestinian leaders were in fact implemented, and the late Palestinian president, Yasser ‘Arafat was one of them [although Arafat died in France of illness, many Palestinians believe that he was in fact poisoned, although this has never been proven]. He warned the Palestinian leadership to beware of this danger.

He added that the threats to get rid of Abu Mazen were expected, especially after Abbas’ speech in front of the General assembly of the United Nation and his insistence on pushing for Palestinian statehood in spite of Israeli and US threats.

Abu Shahala also criticized the silence of the international community towards Lieberman’s threats, and called on all the world’s countries to punish Israel as it continues what Abu Shahala calls ongoing violations and terrorism against the Palestinians and their leaders.

Source 

Citizens for Legitimate Government

General Strike: November 28, 2011!

October 26, 2011 by legitgov

Citizens for Legitimate Government

The only thing we have left is our labor. This is what we must withhold. General Strike: November 28, 2011!

The debt “super committee” makes its budget recommendations on Wednesday, November 23rd, the day before Thanksgiving.

We know that the recommendations will include deep cuts to Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security.

We know that the Republicans in the Senate and House will overwhelmingly approve of the austerity package that is sure to come from the super committee’s recommendations.

We also know that the Democrats will by and large fold and accept the austerity package.

We know that Obama will approve of the budget recommendations. (Otherwise, he would have invoked the 14th Amendment and lifted the debt ceiling.)

Likewise, we know that as of November 23rd, ironically the day before Thanksgiving, the austerity package will be forthcoming and that the vast majority will now pay an additional price for the criminality of the corporate, military and financial oligarchy.

The vast majority will not have the corporate, military and financial oligarchy to thank on Thanksgiving.

Instead, the vast majority is being attacked by the corporate, military and financial oligarchy and its representatives in the White House and both houses of Congress. We are being forced to pay for the failures of the capitalist class and the precariousness of the profit system.

We are no longer represented by the U.S. government. Instead, the government is an instrument of the capitalist class and this class has nothing but its own interests at heart. This class will continue to force its will upon us. The two political parties are simply two levers by which this capitalist class controls the political processes in the U.S.

The only thing we have left is our consent to work. The only thing we have left is our labor. This is what we must withhold.

Likewise, Citizens for Legitimate Government is calling for a General Strike to begin at 7 AM EST on Monday, November 28th, 2011!*

Extend your Thanksgiving weekend by refusing the austerity measures to be imposed on the vast majority by the corporate, military and financial oligarchy!

General Strike, Monday, November 28, 2011! 

URL for this page: http://www.legitgov.org/General-Strike-November-28-2011

Media inquiries: media@legitgov.org

General inquiries: contactus@legitgov.org

Contribute to this action by clicking here.

*Note, the CLG encourages ALL workers in the U.S. (and abroad) to join the strike. This is a unified strike of the entire workforce.

MARINES TO OAKLAND POLICE: ‘You Did This To My Brother’

Posted by poorrichard on Poor Richard’s Blog

by Robert Johnson and Linette Lopez | Oct. 27, 2011, 4:55 AM | 258,445 | 301

Marines around the world are outraged by the injuries inflicted by police on Scott Olsen at Tuesday’s Occupy Oakland protests.

Olsen is in a medically-induced coma after getting hit in the head by a police projectile.

The following picture is taken from the Reddit thread “How I feel, as a United States Marine, about what occurred in Oakland.”

This man is not alone. In the five hours since the thread went up there have been over 600 comments.

Marine

Image: http://i.imgur.com/

Here’s an email from the man in the picture.

Dear Mr. Johnson,

    My name is Jay C Gentile, and I’m the man in the picture on BI’s front page. I’m sure you’re a busy man so I’ll try to keep my words  to a minimum. I was wondering if you, as a journalist, and with the resources at your disposal, could tell me a reliable place where I can find updates about Scott Olsen’s condition. “Occupy Wallstreet” movement aside, Marines share a bond that escapes the boundaries of the English language. I’d like to be able to “check up” on this young man, my brother, and keep up with his condition.

    Thank you very much,

    Semper Fidelis

       -Jay C. Gentile

From what I understand Scott has been upgraded to Fair condition.

 CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO OF SCOTT OLSEN MOMENTS BEFORE HE WAS STRUCK DOWN >

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OCTOBER 27, 2011

Posted by Xaniel777 on October 26, 2011

 

VETERANS FOR PEACE – Official Statement On U.S. Marine Scott Olsen Shot By Oakland Police 

  • from The Daily Bail 

    October 27, 2011

    Veterans For Peace

    Veteran For Peace member, Scott Olsen, a Marine Corps veteran twice deployed to Iraq, is in hospital now in stable but serious condition with a fractured skull, struck by a police projectile fired into a crowd in downtown Oakland, California in the early morning hours of today.  Other people were injured in the assault and many were arrested after Oakland police in riot gear were ordered to evict people encamped in the ongoing “Occupy Oakland” movement.  Olsen is also a member of Iraq Veterans Against the War.

    VFP members are involved with dozens of these local “occupy movement” encampments and we support them fully.  In Boston, for example, our members, wearing VFP shirts and carrying VFP flags, stood between a line of police and the encampment, urging police to “join the 99%” and not evict the protesters.  In that case, several of our members were banged and bruised when the police decided instead to carry out their eviction orders.

    In Oakland, last night, a similar thing happened, according to VFP Chapter 69 member and Navy veteran, Joshua Sheperd, who said he went to downtown Oakland “to see if, as a VFP member, I could help still the anger…to be between the police and the protesters…it seemed unconscionable to me that the police use the cover of darkness like that to do what they were doing.”  Fortunately, he was not injured in the police assault that left Olsen with a fractured skull

    As with virtually every example of the occupy movement across the country, those encamped were conducting themselves peacefully beforehand, protesting current economic, social and environmental conditions in the U.S. brought about by decades of corporate control, a criminal financial industry and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that are driving the U.S. global empire into bankruptcy.  These “occupy movement” participants are telling us something we need very desperately to hear.  They should be listened to, not arrested and brutalized.

    Police in the majority of cities are acting with restraint and humanity towards the encampments, but Veterans For Peace will not be deterred by police who choose to use brutal tactics.  In fact, as happens with repression everywhere, more people join the cause.  We do believe that the rank and file police officers are part of the 99%,  the overwhelming majority of Americans who are suffering at the hands of an intolerable system.  Layoffs and cutbacks in city after city prove that we must join together to demand justice for all.

    We send our very best to Scott Olsen and his family and wish him a speedy recovery to health.

    We shall not be moved.

     

    Address for the hospital where Scott Olsen is recovering, if you wish to send a card.

    Highland Hospital
    1411 E. 31st Street
    Oakland, CA 94602

    UPDATE – Message from Director, Mike Ferner regarding incident at Occupy Oakland

    Brothers and Sisters
    I just got off the phone with VFP Chapter 69 member, Josh Sheperd, who was at 14th and Broadway in Oakland early this morning and witnessed much of what happened.

    Josh said that after receiving several text messages with news of the Oakland PD taking down tents and arresting people, he decided to go to downtown Oakland and “see if, as a VFP member, I could help still the anger…to be between the police and the protesters…it seemed unconscionable to me that the police use the cover of darkness like that to do what they were doing.”

    He got to the front of the crowd (see photo link, above) and said he “felt a lot of tension in the air.”

    Shortly thereafter a barrage of “less than lethal” ordnance, tear gas, bean bags and flash-bangs was fired.  He and the people he was with took off, regrouped, marched through part of downtown and returned to 14th and Broadway.

    There, he went to the front of the crowd immediately, waving the VFP flag.  He said the crowd seemed considerably calmer. “It might be just my impression, but there seemed to be a considerable desire for peace and the crowd expressed that.”

    Next, the Oakland PD issued the “you’re going to get arrested if you don’t leave” warning.  Shortly after that, Josh said, “People in the rear of the crowd threw eggs at the police and that was the OPD’s cue to fire another barrage.”

    In that barrage, VFP and IVAW member, Scott Olsen was struck in the head with some sort of projectile and was severely injured.  Josh reports that Scott was admitted to hospital and has a fractured skull.  His condition is stable but serious.

    Here are two videos, one showing Scott, wearing a VFP shirt, being carried away.

    The other has some slow motion footage that shows flash-bangs being thrown by the police, including one into a group of people standing around someone in the street. It’s unclear whether that person is Scott Olsen or not.

    IVAW Director, Jose Vasquez, said they are keeping up on the situation, have issued a press release and are contacting national media.  They are asking people to call the Oakland Police Dept.

    *What you can do:*

    • Call the Oakland Police Department *510-777-3333; 510-238-3365; 510-238-3131
    • Attend a rally at the OPD headquarters later today*
    • Go to the nearest occupation encampment in your vicinity in solidarity*

    For more information in Oakland
    Josh Sheperd 415-819-1045
    Adelle Carpenter (Civilian-Soldier Alliance) 503-860-5168

    Mike Ferner, Interim Director
    Veterans For Peace
    216 S. Meramec
    St. Louis, MO 63105
    314-725-6005
    http://www.veteransforpeace.org

” THE POWERS THAT BE ” ARE TRYING TO PUSH THEIR AGENDA FUTHER !! 

  • from The Guardian and Activist Post 

    October 13, 2011

    Comment from Danimartextas Editor :

    ( Once again allow me to remind all of you, ( who do not realize already ), what is happening here !

    This false flag Iran NONSENSE,  that the U. S. is trying to fool the world with, serves many purposes.

    1.)  Zionist Israel wants it and as our U.S. Government is pretty much owned  by the Israeli Government, ( research it yourself if you don’t believe it ),  Israel will once again get what it wants, ( as it has many, many times already ),  at the price of our children and taxpayer money!


    2.) The U.S. needs to get everybody’s mind off the Occupy Protesters, the unemployment situation, the Fast and Furious scandal and most important of all, to steal another overwhelming amount of wealth like they did on 911 at the towers !!

    3.) The only thing the U. S. manufactures anymore are wars and rumors of wars. Because, by god, they need to keep us and the rest of the world in total fear all the time in order to keep us in total control all the time. 

    Let’s not fall for this false flag event this time as we have with all the others !

    TIME TO WAKE UP AND MAKE THESE PEOPLE ANSWER ! I VOTE PEACEFULLY, BUT WITH FULL DETERMINATION !!

    THIS IS OUR WORLD AND IT’S TIME TO TAKE IT BACK ! ” VIVA OCCUPY EVERYWHERE “ ~~ Xaniel777  )

    Saudis say Iran must ‘pay the price’ for alleged plot as US resists retaliation

    Tehran denies it was behind plot to kill Saudi ambassador and says US is using it to divert attention from problems at home 

    Hillary Clinton on the alleged Iranian assassination plot: US must send strong message –

    The US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, congratulates US agencies for the uncovering of an alleged Iranian plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to Washington on US soil. The US announced economic sanctions against five Iranians, including four senior members of the Revolutionary Guards’ special operations unit









    ” THEY ARE INDEED PAVING THE WAY FOR 

    YET ANOTHER WAR, AND THIS ONE COULD

    BECOME WWlll !! ” ~~ Xaniel777

     

HALT of ALL FORECLOSURES 

  • from Sherrie Questioning All 

    October 24, 2011

    Posted by Sherrie Questioning All

    Massachusetts Sussex County Calling for HALT of ALL FORECLOSURES – 

    Attorney General Coakley SUING BANKS for Wrongful Foreclosures in 

    the State of Mass. Why are the other AG’s in U.S. going to allow 

    Lawlessness from Banks?!

    Supreme Court Building saying “Equal Justice Under Law”

    John O’Brien the register of deeds in Sussex County in Massachusetts is calling for a HALT OF ALL FORECLOSURES due to the Mass Supreme Court ruling on the 18th of Oct.

    He also states “PEOPLE SHOULD THINK TWICE ABOUT BUYING A FORECLOSURE!”

    Attorney General Martha Coakley is SUING THE BANKS FOR FRAUDULENT FORECLOSURES IN THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS. 

    Portion – Read more at above link: 

    My question is…. if the AG of Mass can see the banks committedFRAUD how come all the other AGs in the U.S. are overlooking all the FRAUD?! How come the AGs of the U.S. are NOT STANDING BY THE LAW? How come the AG’s of the U.S. who are suppose to UPHOLD the Law of the States are going to NOT STAND BY THE PEOPLE BUT STAND BY THE BANKS?!

    I am asking EVERYONE to send something to your AG and ask them – How are they REWRITING LAWS FOR THE BANKS AND NOT UPHOLDING THE LAW!?

    Here is the link to find your Attorney General’s Contact information

    The Attorney Generals are finalizing their deal with the banks and plan on announcing it by the end of this month (October 2011) – EVERYONE Seriously needs to CONTACT their AG and DEMAND THE LAW BE UPHELD FOR THE PEOPLE AND NOT BE REWRITTEN FOR THE BANKS!  IF THEY BROKE THE LAW, THEY NEED TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE!  THEY WOULD NOT REWRITE LAWS FOR ALL OF US REGULAR PEOPLE!  THEY WERE ELECTED BY ALL OF US TO UP HOLD THE LAWS AND TO WATCH OVER THE LAWS FOR ALL OF US!

    All of us have to contact our Attorney Generals to get anything done – Tell them they CAN NOT settle with the banks and allow Contract Lawlessness!  They then will make ALL Contracts in the future suspect and with fraud that people would sign with the banks!  NO Contract will ever be safe for the people!  The banks could commit FRAUD over and over and not have to be liable for the fraud!  

Who are the global corporate powers? 

  • from AOPS 

    October 21, 2011

    BY: AOPS 
     
    1. The structure of the control network of transnational corporations affects global market competition and financial stability.  Transnational corporations form a giant bow-tie structure and that a large portion of control flows to a small tightly-knit core of financial institutions. This core can be seen as an economic “super-entity” that raises new important issues both for researchers and policy makers.

    2. Rank Economic actor name Country NACE code Network Cumul. network position control (TM, %)
    3. 1 BARCLAYS PLC GB 6512 SCC 4.05
    4. 2 CAPITAL GROUP COMPANIES INC, THE US 6713 IN 6.66
    5. 3 FMR CORP US 6713 IN 8.94
    6. 4 AXA FR 6712 SCC 11.21
    7. 5 STATE STREET CORPORATION US 6713 SCC 13.02
    8. 6 JPMORGAN CHASE & CO. US 6512 SCC 14.55
    9. 7 LEGAL & GENERAL GROUP PLC GB 6603 SCC 16.02
    10. 8 VANGUARD GROUP, INC., THE US 7415 IN 17.25
    11. 9 UBS AG CH 6512 SCC 18.46
    12. 10 MERRILL LYNCH & CO., INC. US 6712 SCC 19.45
    13. 11 WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT CO. L.L.P. US 6713 IN 20.33
    14. 12 DEUTSCHE BANK AG DE 6512 SCC 21.17
    15. 13 FRANKLIN RESOURCES, INC. US 6512 SCC 21.99
    16. 14 CREDIT SUISSE GROUP CH 6512 SCC 22.81
    17. 15 WALTON ENTERPRISES LLC US 2923 T&T 23.56
    18. 16 BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON CORP. US 6512 IN 24.28
    19. 17 NATIXIS FR 6512 SCC 24.98
    20. 18 GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP, INC., THE US 6712 SCC 25.64
    21. 19 T. ROWE PRICE GROUP, INC. US 6713 SCC 26.29
    22. 20 LEGG MASON, INC. US 6712 SCC 26.92
    23. 21 MORGAN STANLEY US 6712 SCC 27.56
    24. 22 MITSUBISHI UFJ FINANCIAL GROUP, INC. JP 6512 SCC 28.16
    25. 23 NORTHERN TRUST CORPORATION US 6512 SCC 28.72
    26. 24 SOCIÉTÉ GÉNÉRALE FR 6512 SCC 29.26
    27. 25 BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION US 6512 SCC 29.79
    28. 26 LLOYDS TSB GROUP PLC GB 6512 SCC 30.30
    29. 27 INVESCO PLC GB 6523 SCC 30.82
    30. 28 ALLIANZ SE DE 7415 SCC 31.32
    31. 29 TIAA US 6601 IN 32.24
    32. 30 OLD MUTUAL PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY GB 6601 SCC 32.69
    33. 31 AVIVA PLC GB 6601 SCC 33.14
    34. 32 SCHRODERS PLC GB 6712 SCC 33.57
    35. 33 DODGE & COX US 7415 IN 34.00
    36. 34 LEHMAN BROTHERS HOLDINGS, INC. US 6712 SCC 34.43
    37. 35 SUN LIFE FINANCIAL, INC. CA 6601 SCC 34.82
    38. 36 STANDARD LIFE PLC GB 6601 SCC 35.2
    39. 37 CNCE FR 6512 SCC 35.57
    40. 38 NOMURA HOLDINGS, INC. JP 6512 SCC 35.92
    41. 39 THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY US 6512 IN 36.28
    42. 40 MASSACHUSETTS MUTUAL LIFE INSUR. US 6601 IN 36.63
    43. 41 ING GROEP N.V. NL 6603 SCC 36.96
    44. 42 BRANDES INVESTMENT PARTNERS, L.P. US 6713 IN 37.29
    45. 43 UNICREDITO ITALIANO SPA IT 6512 SCC 37.61
    46. 44 DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION OF JP JP 6511 IN 37.93
    47. 45 VERENIGING AEGON NL 6512 IN 38.25
    48. 46 BNP PARIBAS FR 6512 SCC 38.56
    49. 47 AFFILIATED MANAGERS GROUP, INC. US 6713 SCC 38.88
    50. 48 RESONA HOLDINGS, INC. JP 6512 SCC 39.18
    51. 49 CAPITAL GROUP INTERNATIONAL, INC. US 7414 IN 39.48
    52. 50 CHINA PETROCHEMICAL GROUP CO. CN 6511 T&T 39.7
    53. @AnonyOps

      The structure of the control network of transnational corporations affects global market competition and financial stability.  Transnational corporations form a giant bow-tie structure and that a large portion of control flows to a small tightly-knit core of financial institutions. This core can be seen as an economic “super-entity” that raises new important issues both for researchers and policy makers.

      Rank Economic actor name Country NACE code Network Cumul. network position control (TM, %)
      1 BARCLAYS PLC GB 6512 SCC 4.05
      2 CAPITAL GROUP COMPANIES INC, THE US 6713 IN 6.66
      3 FMR CORP US 6713 IN 8.94
      4 AXA FR 6712 SCC 11.21
      5 STATE STREET CORPORATION US 6713 SCC 13.02
      6 JPMORGAN CHASE & CO. US 6512 SCC 14.55
      7 LEGAL & GENERAL GROUP PLC GB 6603 SCC 16.02
      8 VANGUARD GROUP, INC., THE US 7415 IN 17.25

Semper Fi: Occupy Marines Bringing Reinforcements To Occupy The Nation 

  • from Alexander Higgins Blog 

    October 25, 2011

      Posted by 

    The gathering of just a few US Marines has become a major organized movement to get Marines, police and all branches of military personnel to Occupy America nationwide

    Addicting Info – First Posted October 22, 2011

    By 

     

    United States Marines Joining Occupy Wall Street NationwideUnited States Marines Joining Occupy Wall Street Nationwide

     

    What began as the gathering of just a few US Marines has now become a major organized movement to get Marines and military personnel of all branches to Occupy America nationwide. You can thank Marine Sgt. Shamar Thomas for that. His actions last week have inspired service men and women across the country to take a stand for the American people and join the Occupy protests.

    You can thank Marine Sgt. Shamar Thomas for that. His actions last week have inspired service men and women across the country to take a stand for the American people and join the Occupy protests.

    Sgt. Thomas, as you’ll recall, stood up to the NYPD during the protests in Times Square and told the officers that hurting peacefully protesting American citizens is wrong. His message seemed to work on the officers present since they backed down. Now more members of the military are joining the movement in a strong organizing effort to help the protests get through the winter and beyond.

    “#OccupyMARINES Are Currently Assessing The Current Situation To Ascertain What Is Currently Needed To Support OWS America. We Are Humbled At The Substantial Support OWS America Has Provided And Ask That Everyone Continue As You All Do While We Implement Organization Nationwide. As We All Know, ‘Occupy’ Groups Are Being Established Even Now And Would Like To See This Trend Continue. “

    Their website OccupyMarines.org, is calling for “Non-Active ‘Occupy’ Military Supporters Only” and they are organizing a dress code which will help identify their branch affiliation. So we should be seeing Marines, Army, Navy, and Air Force personnel dressed to impress at Occupy events across the country. Their goal will be to talk sense into police officers and recruit them into supporting the cause.

     #OrganizeMarines states, “Security forces/police should be seen as potential recruits to our cause and message, not as adversaries. Ultimately, they are accountable to the people. Defensive strategies never win. Do not respond to verbal attacks or hostile propaganda from Nay-Sayers by using the language of the opponent. Reframe.”

    One Veteran, Alex Limkin said:

    “There is nothing more central to a free and democratic people than the right to dissent, the right to disagree, the right to stand up in the town square and be heard… I feel quite sure that in standing in solidarity with the peaceful Occupy Wall Street movement, I am doing no less than upholding my oath as an American soldier.”

    Marines were already beginning to support the Occupy Wall Street movement. Now they are bring reinforcements from the Marine Corps and other branches of the United States military, to put their organizational skills, patriotism, and resilience to good use in the effort to give more weight to the protests and help them continue the fight to change America indefinitely. For years, they have fought for us in countries far away. Now, they fight beside us in America.

    Marine Sgt. Shamar Thomas on taking on the NYPD at Occupy Wall Street in NYC.

New Obama Foreclosure Plan Shifts Fraud Liability From Wall Street To Taxpayers 

  • from The Daily Bail 

    October 27, 2011


    Photo – Obama and Jamie Dimon see eye to eye…

    Zach Carter – Huff Po

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is introducing a new program on Monday designed to lower monthly mortgage payments for more troubled homeowners.

    But a key new condition in the plan would shift the financial liability for refinanced loans from Wall Street banks to the American taxpayer. And by focusing on lower payments, the program does not confront what housing experts view as the core problem in the foreclosure crisis — borrower debt that exceeds the value of one’s home.

    Faced with the weak response to the Home Affordable Refinance Program, the Obama administration is planning to open up the program to all borrowers who owe more on their mortgage than their homes’ worth, commonly dubbed being underwater, and have not missed a mortgage payment. HARP had been limited to borrowers who owed up to 25 percent more than their home is worth. More than 22 percent of all home mortgages — or 10.9 million homes — are currently underwater, according to CoreLogic data. Fewer than 900,000 borrowers have elected to go through HARP to date.

    The revised program also eliminates several fees associated with refinancing that can make the decision to refinance uneconomical for borrowers. But the potential benefit of the eliminated fees could be relatively small: If a few thousand dollars worth of fees made refinancing a bad deal for underwater borrowers, the ultimate benefits that refinancing can pose would remain limited.

    On a conference call with reporters, White House National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling referred to the HARP expansion as “a win-win policy” that will result in “less defaults” and “fewer foreclosures.” But one of the program’s new terms will benefit private-sector Wall Street banks, potentially at the expense of taxpayers.

    The newly expanded program would expunge legal liabilities associated with mortgages refinanced through the program for the original lenders of the mortgages. Each time a bank sent a loan to Fannie and Freddie, it certified that the loan met Fannie and Freddie’s safe lending criteria. But many loans sent to the mortgage giants did not, in fact, meet those criteria. Currently, when borrowers default on those ineligible loans, the mortgage giants can “put back” the resulting losses onto the banks that pushed the loans.

    Under the modified plan, “put back” liability at banks will be erased for any underwater mortgage that is refinanced through HARP, eliminating Fannie and Freddie’s ability to sack lenders with losses in the event that the mortgage does not pan out.

    If borrowers go through HARP, but decide after several months that the modest monthly savings do not outweigh owing tens of thousands of dollars more than their home is worth, taxpayer-owned Fannie and Freddie will have to take the full loss. Even if the original loan was sent to Fannie and Freddie with false or fraudulent guarantees from the bank — promises that may directly be tied to the borrower’s current financial problems — banks will be immune from liability. Fannie and Freddie plan to charge banks “a modest fee” to extinguish this liability, but the administration has yet to determine what that fee will be.

    While the revised program seeks to lower mortgage payments for underwater homeowners, the program does nothing to address the core problem — owing more than the home is worth. Though borrowers may save hundreds of dollars a month in lower payments by refinancing, they routinely owe tens of thousands of dollars more than their homes are worth, even after receiving aid.

    “In most cases people would probably be better off walking,” said economist Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic Policy and Research.

    During a conference call with reporters, Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan acknowledged that negative equity is a problem, and said the administration hopes to address the issue on other fronts. Donovan cited settlement negotiations with big banks over widespread allegations of foreclosure fraud and initiatives under the Home Affordable Modification Program, a separate Obama foreclosure-relief plan administered by banks, as key initiatives.

    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden have both objected to the foreclosure fraud settlement talks on the grounds that they give away too much to banks without investigating the scope of fraud problems in the system. The Home Affordable Modification Program has been a hotbed for the kind of borrower abuses that the administration is pressuring lenders to settle over.

Beck: EAS Test Allows Feds to ‘Seize Control’ of Communications 

  • from Prison Planet.com 

    October 26, 2011

    Xaniel’s Note : ” For the most part, I never believe 

    much of anything Beck has to say, but he may very 

    well be right this time !!”~~ Xaniel777

    For the first time, broadcasters will have no choice on whether to partake in the nationwide alert

    Paul Joseph Watson
    Infowars.com
    Tuesday, October 25, 2011

    Radio host Glenn Beck has spoken of his fear that the upcoming Emergency Alert System test being conducted by Homeland Security and FEMA on November 9 gives the government the pretext to “seize control” of communications in America, because for the first time broadcasters will have no choice on whether to partake.


    Beck explained that in every previous instance where the EAS system was tested, broadcasters were in control of whether or not to flip the switch, although they did face losing their broadcast license if they failed to partake. However, for the very first time, the federal government will have complete control over the broadcast frequency and will be able to override all radio and television stations.

    Next month’s test also marks the first time that the alert has been conducted nationwide.

    “The nationwide test may last up to three and a half minutes. The public will hear a message indicating that “This is a test.” The audio message will be the same for radio, television and cable,”states a FEMA press release.

    Beck warned that the first of its kind test gave the government the pretext to take over all civilian communication outlets under the guise of a national emergency.

    “If the state wants to take control…they can just take it and there is nothing I can do about it,” Beck stated, adding that the process “seizes control of the broadcast frequency.”

     

    Beck questioned the timing of the test, asking why it was being conducted in the middle of a work day at 2pm and not at midnight on a Saturday.

    “Why are we testing this thing at 2pm on a Wednesday when we don’t even know if this damn thing will work – who does that?” asked Beck, drawing attention to the fact that FEMA has indicated it isn’t even sure whether television broadcasts will display a message or not during the test.

    “Who takes the nation’s communications and shuts it down in the middle of a work day on a Wednesday when the whole world is in revolution? That doesn’t help calm things, Mr. President,” said Beck.

    The fact that the government has also chosen a date which is the reverse of 9/11 (the 9th of November being 11/9), is also unlikely to reduce anxiety surrounding the test.

    *********************

    Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show.

Foods, cosmetics and vaccines all widely formulated with toxic smoothing agents (emulsifiers) 

  • from Prison Planet.com 

    October 25, 2011

    S. D. Wells
    Natural News
    First Posted October 22, 2011

    The greedy corporate strategy of cutting corners to expand profits now means “injecting” toxic smoothing agents into everything from eye drops and yogurt to cosmetics and flu shots. And nothing is being done by the FDA or the CDC to stop it. Thanks to emulsifiers like sorbitol, soy lecithin, sodium caseinate, polysorbate 80, poloxamer 407, and thimerosal, the list of smoothing agents is growing every day, and they are appearing in more than just “small amounts.”

    If you think the gurus on Wall Street are smooth criminals “getting away with murder,” the latest toxic-laden preservatives are moving in undetected, compromising consumers state of health in the short term and the long term, including immediate heart problems and central nervous system disorders. Some of these “repeat offenders” include detergents and aluminum that are injected directly into your veins in flu shots, leading to seizures, autism, miscarriages, and even Alzheimer’s disease.

    These “efficient delivery devices” are often ignored by the general public because many consumers just follow along with the masses, believing that the FDA and the United States Government would never allow poisons in foods, cosmetics and vaccinations. Immediate gratification has many consumers preoccupied with the conveniences of an over-stimulated society, and up to 23 of the 25 average products that aren’t strictly organic are toxic.

    If you think you’re being careful by requesting additive free vaccines and flu shots, you’ve only scraped off the tip of a dangerous iceberg. Even if there is no polysorbate 80 or aluminum in an injection, vaccines are capable of inducing prolonged activation of the brain’s microglia immune cells. This prolonged activation is associated with diseases like multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and vaccine-related encephalitis.

    Here are the most frequently used chemical emulsifiers

    Are you ready to check the labels and ingredients on everything in your pantry, refrigerator, bathroom cabinet, and in those flu shots yet? Which flu shots are the most dangerous, and are there any safe ones at all? Fluvirin and Flushield contain chick embryonic fluid and synthetic emulsifiers. Polysorbate 80 is associated with allergic reactions like difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, sudden loss of balance, and coughing up blood.

    Many vaccines and flu shots contain aluminum, which serves as a delivery vehicle, for helping certain components stay soluble. Do some research on aluminum hydroxide, aluminum phosphate and potassium aluminum sulfate, and you may never get another flu shot in your life.

    Sorbitol is in almost every diet food, diet drink, gum, breath mint, eye drop and contact lens solution. Fooling the body because it tastes sweet, this softening agent fuels the development of colon cancer because the body cannot process and excrete it properly. Sorbitol is a known carcinogen that maintains the softness for food and gives eye care products that slippery feel.

    Poloxamer 407, the key ingredient in most mouthwashes, is a detergent. It causes bladder cancer in animals. Long term use of mouthwashes is associated with an increased risk of mouth and throat cancers. Listerine contains Poloxamer 407.

    Soy lecithin increases risks of breast cancer. Soy lecithin is produced as a result of the sludge that is left over after crude soy oil goes through a “degumming” process. It is a waste product that contains solvents and pesticides.

    Sodium caseinate is a fancy name for casein, a known carcinogen. Manufacturers add hydrochloric acid to this processed milk protein in order to reach desired pH levels. Look for casein in paint, glue, cheese, most soy and whey protein shake mixes, and in those popular protein bars. Casein can act as a histamine releaser, aggravating autism and promoting cancerous cell growth.

    The label “natural skin care” doesn’t mean a whole lot these days either. Kiss My Face is a brand known to call everything natural, while still containing toxins like sorbitan oleate and other dangerous emulsifiers.

    Watch out for phenoxyethanol, a popular antibacterial and preservative chemical often referred to as natural by organic skin care brands. Phenoxyethanol can act as an endocrine disruptor, causing damage to the bladder, brain, and nervous system in animals. Try not to forget that humans are also animals.

    Sources for this article include:

    http://www.informedchoice.info/cock…

    http://www.drugs.com/sfx/darbepoeti…

    http://www.renewamerica.com/columns…

    http://www.sailhome.org/Concerns/Va…

    http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/s…

    http://www.chemistryexplained.com/C…

    http://www.organicapoteke.com/blog/…

    http://www.advancedhealthplan.com/b…

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    http://www.theecologist.org/green_g…

    http://www.naturalnews.com/030868_v…

    http://www.ktradionetwork.com/tag/a…

    http://www.immunizationinfo.org/iss…

    http://candicecabe.wordpress.com/20…

    Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/033939_emulsifiers_food_additives.html#ixzz1bVTnNtIZ

Still under wraps: crimes and cover-ups waiting for answers 

  • from Redress 

    October 23, 2011

    By Paul J. Balles

    23 October 2011

    Paul J. Balles reviews the crimes and cover-ups still awaiting the international spotlight, from Israel’s murder of US sailors aboard the USS Liberty, to Israel’s nuclear programme and Bush administration war crimes.

    Here’s a story to contemplate:

    From a passenger ship, everyone can see a bearded man on a small island. He is shouting and desperately waving his hands.

    “Who is it?” a passenger asks the captain.

    “I’ve no idea. Every year when we pass, he goes nuts.”

    At times I feel like the bearded old man going nuts over the passing ship missing the point.

    Previously, I mentioned seven subjects that have been covered up. The taboo topics included:

     

    • The USS Liberty cover-up

    •  Israel’s nuclear programme

    •  9/11 truth seekers discoveries

    •  Big business corruption

    •  Bush administration crimes

    •  Plight of the Palestinians

    •  Murder by un-manned drones.

     

    The last of these seven items has emerged from under wraps following a spate of public criticism over the assassination of an American citizen by a remote controlled drone.

    I received several comments and a letter from a reader who indicated a desire to know more about the other topics. She wrote:


    “I would love to know more about ‘the obscured issues that deserve more than a passing interest’… Could you please send me the websites so that I can educate myself and get to have an idea of what is really going on.”

     


     

    In the age of powerful internet search tools, the request came as something of a surprise. It shouldn’t have. Those who regularly use the internet for research often forget that our readers don’t know.

    Those who find the internet a treasure trove of answers to almost any question concern ourselves with reliability not availability.

    The best brief answer to the question about where to look is to type the whole question into an internet search engine, such as Google. If the sites that come up don’t appear to answer your question, reword your query.

    Another reader wrote: “Yes, these subjects should be investigated but it won’t happen.”

    He’s right. Unless those of us who believe they should be investigated keep harping on these issues, they will fade away.

    Strangely enough, the assassination question associated with murders by unmanned drones, forced that issue out from undercover.

    Fortunately, the legality, the morality and the danger of blowback associated with assassinations reached the public arena.

    The plight of the Palestinians has received more than usual attention since the Palestinian Authority decided to petition the UN for more complete recognition of Palestinian statehood.

    Forced into a corner by the prospect of becoming a one-state apartheid regime, Netanyahu has now agreed to negotiate all issues related to a two-state solution. He’s buying time with words.

    Big business corruption has been garnering the best kind of attention to its self-serving oligarchy by demonstrations now taking place in major cities internationally.

    With steadfast attention to their goal and continued marching toward public action that the government has reneged upon, the jobless may have found truly rewarding employment in their protests.

    It’s doubtful that the remaining four will elicit enough public attention or support to force action or investigations.


    The  USS Liberty cover-up receives occasional attention from veterans or veterans groups who usually have more urgent needs and broader concerns demanding their time and energy.

     Israel’s nuclear weapons programme will continue under wraps with the US and EU giving no more than occasional lip service to the International Atomic Energy Agency, whose findings they ignore.

    Too many of the US government’s present staff were also part of the Bush administration for those guilty of war crimes to be prosecuted from the top down.

    Despite the plethora of legitimate questions about the 9/11 attacks, the fantasies of some have led to dismissal of all truth seekers as conspiracy theorists.

    If going nuts as the ship passes helps, three rescues show promise.

‘Bank Transfer Day’ Causes Credit Union Buzz 

  • from Common Dreams.org 

    October 17, 2011

    by Jim Rubenstein

    Even with most credit unions closed for Columbus Day there was plenty of online buzz, and uncertainty, about what the credit union industry role might be on “Bank Transfer Day,” the latest event surfacing from the “Occupy Wall Street” protests.

    Industry sources, speaking off the record, suggested any wholesale switch from large banks to CUs on Nov. 5, the day designated by one Californian and carried atwitter Monday, could conceivably put net worth ratios out of whack. 

     

    The balance sheet problem was raised by several industry officials as a potential hazard as online articles focused on what “Occupy”supporters are calling now for a specific action to underscore their complaints against big banks and corporate “greed.”

    For the record, Mark Wolff, CUNA senior vice president-communications, said only that the trade group welcomes the idea of “a viral ‘Bank Transfer Day’” since it shows “just how angry consumers are becoming with their treatment by big banks”and will now look at CUs.

    CUNA said its Facebook posts have already witnessed big jumps in traffic on www.asmarterhoice.org. There also have been big gains on www.findacreditunion.org.

    Many consumers, said CUNA, are already “discovering” credit unions online and “many more no doubt will as a result of this Bank Transfer Day initiative.”

    Wire service reports Monday identified the ringleader of “Bank Transfer Day” as Kristen Christian, a 27-year-old Los Angeles art gallery owner who said she is not affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street protest, but that demonstration organizers had reached out to her to express support.

    Christian reportedly chose Nov. 5 because of its association with 17th century British folk hero Guy Fawkes, who tried to blow up the British House of Lords but was captured on that day.

    Facebook page for the event states that “”together we can ensure that these banking institutions will ALWAYS remember the 5th of November!! If the 99% removes our funds from the major banking institutions on or by this date, we will send a clear message and give the 1% a taste of the fear that we experience every day when we aren’t able to pay for our rent, food, medication, utilities, student loans, etc.”

    The protests began in New York and have popped up around the country. A few hundred protesters gathered in Las Vegas, for instance, on Thursday night and were escorted by police for a march down the Strip. Among the calls for action on the flyers being distributed was to move banking accounts to credit unions.

    © 2011 Credit Union Times

Flu Vaccine Pushed Despite Nerve Disease Link 

  • from Green Med Info 

    October 04, 2011

    Anthony Gucciardi
    NaturalSociety
    First Posted August 22, 2011

    The push for the H1N1-loaded 2011 flu vaccine has begun, with the CDC calling on healthcare workers and citizens around the world to become vaccinated. The call comes almost a full year after government health chiefs confirmed a link between the H1N1-containing seasonal flu vaccination and the killer nerve disease known as Guillain-Barre Syndrome (see quoted article below for sourcing). Oftentimes leading to partial paralysis and death, The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued a warning over the link following a report that 50% of doctors were refusing the swine flu vaccine over health concerns.

     

    Organizations around the world have been speaking out against the H1N1 vaccine,  speaking out against the risk of Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS). Even the mainstream media was forced to report on the association between the vaccine and GBS, with the Times Online offering warning that 

     

    the vaccine had a ‘death link’. Neurologists around the world were even warned about the safety of the vaccine by Professor Elizabeth Miller, head of the immunization department for UK’s Health Protection Agency.

    “The vaccines used to combat an expected swine influenza pandemic in 1976 were shown to be associated with GBS and were withdrawn from use,” she wrote in a letter to neurologists.

    Learn more about the flu vaccine in a new GreenMedInfo special report by clicking here.

    Why then, would anyone receive the swine flu vaccine? The simple answer is that the swine flu scare drove some citizens to run in fear, with the vaccine as their advertised salvation. In reality, swine flu did not turn out to be the pandemic that it was propagated to be. Citizens would be better off improving their immune system naturally through proper nutrition than to receive a deadly swine flu vaccine.Why then, would anyone receive the swine flu vaccine? The simple answer is that the swine flu scare drove some citizens to run in fear, with the vaccine as their advertised salvation. In reality, swine flu did not turn out to be the pandemic that it was propagated to be. Citizens would be better off improving their immune system naturally through proper nutrition than to receive a deadly swine flu vaccine.Here ithe report that I wrote on October 18, 2010 warning readers about the link between the flu shot and Guillain-Barre Syndrome:

     

    Last year, you would be considered a medical “fraud” if you were to say that the swine flu vaccine may lead to Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a deadly autoimmune disorder that can lead to partial paralysis and death. Now, however, even the government is admitting that the swine flu vaccine may cause Guillain-Barre Syndrome.

     

    The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued a statement regarding the link between Guillain-Barre and the swine flu vaccine.

     

    “Given the uncer tainties in the available information and as with seasonal flu vaccines, a slightly elevated risk of GBS following H1N1 vaccines cannot be ruled out. Epidemiological studies are ongoing to further assess this possible association.”

     

    Unfortunately, this announcement has come far too late. Thousands of vaccines have been given worldwide, with 14,000 children in Oklahoma as test subjects for the experimental first wave of the swine flu vaccines in 2009. There was no shortage of warnings regarding the vaccine, however, with about 50% of doctors refusing to be injected. Citizens and doctors alike were also warned numerous times that the swine flu vaccine had a direct link with Guillain-Barre Syndrome.

    Even mainstream media was forced to pick up on the link, with the Times Online offering warning that the vaccine had a “death link”. Neurologists around the world were even warned about the safety of the vaccine by Professor Elizabeth Miller, head of the immunization department for UK’s Health Protection Agency.

    The vaccines used to combat an expected swine influenza pandemic in 1976 were shown to be associated with GBS and were withdrawn from use, she wrote in a letter to neurologists.

    Of course the government was quick to claim that the vaccinations were completely safe, and had met all of the safety requirements.

    The department of health was quick to go against Professor Miller and claim that the vaccines had passed all of the required tests: Appropriate trials to assess safety and immune responses have been carried out on vaccines very similar to the swine flu vaccine. The vaccines have been shown to have a good safety profile.

    If the government was confident regarding the safety of the vaccination, then why were manufacturers given complete legal immunity? This legal immunity made it impossible to sue the manufacturers of the swine flu vaccine. Even if the vaccines were safe to begin with, wouldn’t this enhance carelessness of the manufacturers? With complete legal immunity, the makers could get away with anything.

    Last year, you would be considered a medical “fraud” if you were to say that the swine flu vaccine may lead to Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a deadly autoimmune disorder that can lead to partial paralysis and death. Now, however, even the government is admitting that the swine flu vaccine may cause Guillain-Barre Syndrome.

     

    The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued a statement regarding the link between Guillain-Barre and the swine flu vaccine.

     

    “Given the uncer tainties in the available information and as with seasonal flu vaccines, a slightly elevated risk of GBS following H1N1 vaccines cannot be ruled out. Epidemiological studies are ongoing to further assess this possible association.”

     

    Unfortunately, this announcement has come far too late. Thousands of vaccines have been given worldwide, with 14,000 children in Oklahoma as test subjects for the experimental first wave of the swine flu vaccines in 2009. There was no shortage of warnings regarding the vaccine, however, with about 50% of doctors refusing to be injected. Citizens and doctors alike were also warned numerous times that the swine flu vaccine had a direct link with Guillain-Barre Syndrome.

    Even mainstream media was forced to pick up on the link, with the Times Online offering warning that the vaccine had a “death link”. Neurologists around the world were even warned about the safety of the vaccine by Professor Elizabeth Miller, head of the immunization department for UK’s Health Protection Agency.

    The vaccines used to combat an expected swine influenza pandemic in 1976 were shown to be associated with GBS and were withdrawn from use, she wrote in a letter to neurologists.

    Of course the government was quick to claim that the vaccinations were completely safe, and had met all of the safety requirements.

    The department of health was quick to go against Professor Miller and claim that the vaccines had passed all of the required tests: Appropriate trials to assess safety and immune responses have been carried out on vaccines very similar to the swine flu vaccine. The vaccines have been shown to have a good safety profile.

    If the government was confident regarding the safety of the vaccination, then why were manufacturers given complete legal immunity? This legal immunity made it impossible to sue the manufacturers of the swine flu vaccine. Even if the vaccines were safe to begin with, wouldn’t this enhance carelessness of the manufacturers? With complete legal immunity, the makers could get away with anything.

    Why then, would anyone receive the swine flu vaccine? The simple answer is that the swine flu scare drove some citizens to run in fear, with the vaccine as their advertised salvation. In reality, swine flu did not turn out to be the pandemic that it was propagated to be. Citizens would be better off improving their immune system naturally through proper nutrition than to receive a deadly swine flu vaccine.

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