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Posted by Xaniel777 on January 20, 2012

TODAY’S NEWS : January 21, 2012

The Never Ending Peace Negotiation…Peace is not on Israeli Agenda

From INTIFADA

   Voice of Palestine

    20. JAN, 2012

By Jamal Kanj 

On September 23, 2011, and likely as a lure to derail Palestinian efforts seeking formal UN recognition, the Peace Quartet called on the Palestinians and Israelis to submit within 90 days detailed position paper on borders and security issues.

Israel demanded, and of course, received further 30 days extension. Hence, the due date was set for January 26, 2012. The proposals intended to serve as a framework to resume direct negotiation between Palestinians and Israelis.

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times on October 25, 2011, former British Prime Minister and head of the Peace Quartet, Tony Blair, described this process: Once we see where the detailed proposals…, then we can see how big the division is.”

Inferring that before restarting direct talks, the two parties must first submit detailed proposals.”

On November 14, 2011, Palestinians submitted their blueprint for peace. The proposal, even before the start of negotiation, consented unwisely to changing the 1967 borders, demilitarized state and not to enter into any alliance with “enemies” of Israel.

One day after receiving the Palestinian’s proposal, a Peace Quartet delegation met with Israel’s representative, Isacc Molho, requesting Israel to submit a counterproposal as stipulated in the Quartet’s meetings in September and October 2011.

Despite the Peace Quartet’s unambiguous statements, reaffirmed in Blair’s interview with the LA Times, Israel rejected the Quartet’s demand insisting that any proposal must be presented to Palestinians in direct negotiation only.

Succumbing to Israeli conditions and using Jordan (who replaced the disgraced Mubarak) as the new vassal intermediary, the Peace Quartet cajoled the Palestinian authority to accept Israel’s new conditions. Meanwhile, the Quartet affirmed its understanding that January 26, 2012 remains the deadline for Israel to submit its proposal on border and security issues.

Soon after the opening session on January 2, 2012, Palestinians resubmitted two large documents outlining their vision for peace. Israel on the other hand posited general outlines for discussion and insisted that the deadline for their counterproposal was 90 days after the first meeting.

The last 20 years of negotiation has proven over again, Israel is only interested in more time to create new facts on the ground, not peace. At the UN Security Council, because of the US veto power, Israel is beyond reproach even when violating America’s own Peace Road Map.

All this while Israel is moving at fast pace building “Jewish only” settlements on Palestinian land altering local demographics. These very actions were described recently by Deputy British Prime Minister, Nick Clegg as “… deliberate vandalism… continued existence of illegal settlements risks making… a two-state solution becomes unviable.

Sadly, Israel’s stonewalling is sanctioned by an impotent Peace Quartet and assured impunity by the Quartet’s eunuch leader Tony Blair. In the same interview with the LA Times, Blair responded to a question on possible “punishment” to force an international resolution, stating there is no way you can punish.

If memory helps, it was during hypocritical Blair’s reign when the international community, including his own British forces, “punished” Serbia for peace in Kosovo; sent troops to implement peace in Bosnia; war in Afghanistan and killing over a million Iraqi in unjust economic sanctions and two wars.

To that end, united Palestinian leadership must seriously reassess the never ending serpentine peace process. They should take clue from the blooming Arab spring exposing the US and Europe’s duplicitous affection towards Arab democracy while cosseting the only remaining racialist system in the world.

See also: INTERVIEW WITH JAMAL KRAYEM KANJ: AUTHOR CHILDREN OF CATASTROPHE

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About the Author

*Jamal Kanj writes frequently on Arab World issues and the author of “Children of Catastrophe, Journey from a Palestinian Refugee Camp to America ”, Garnet Publishing, UK. Jamal’s articles can be read at www.jamalkanj.com, his email address is jkanj@yahoo.com

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How Scapegoating Bradley Manning Avoids the Truth About the American Military

From AlterNet

Washington only seems to want to talk about the casualties of war when they’re the entirely hypothetical ones they’re trying to pin on Bradley Manning.

January 19, 2012 

Who in their right mind wants to talk about, think about or read a short essay about… civilian war casualties? What a bummer, this topic, especially since our Afghan Iraq and other ongoing wars were advertised as uplifting acts of philanthropy: wars to spread security, freedom, democracy, human rights, gender equality, the rule of law, etc.

A couple hundred thousand dead civilians have a way of making such noble ideals seem like dollar-store tinsel. And so, throughout our decade-long foreign policy debacle in the Greater Middle East, we in the U.S. have generally agreed that no one shall commit the gaucherie of dwelling on (and “dwelling on” = fleetingly mentioned) civilian casualties. Washington elites may squabble over some things, but as for foreigners killed by our numerous wars, our Beltway crew adheres to a sullen code of omertà.

Club rules do, however, permit one loophole: Washington officials may bemoan the nightmare of civilian casualties — but only if they can be pinned on a 24-year-old Army private first class named Bradley Manning.

Pfc. Manning, you will remember, is the young soldier who is soon to be court-martialed for passing some 750,000 military and diplomatic documents, a large chunk of them classified, to the website WikiLeaks.

Among those leaks, there  was indeed some serious stuff about how Americans dealt with civilians in invaded countries. For instance, the documents revealed that the U.S. military, then the occupying force in Iraq, did little or nothing to prevent Iraqi authorities from torturing prisoners in a variety of gruesome ways, sometimes to death.

Then there was that gun-sight video — unclassified but buried in classified material — of an American Apache helicopter opening fire on a crowd on a Baghdad street, gunning down a dozen men, including two Reuters employees, and injuring more, including children.

There were also those field reports about how jumpy American soldiers repeatedly shot down civilians at roadside checkpoints; about night raids gone wrong both in Iraq and Afghanistan; and a count of thousands of dead Iraqi civilians, a tally whose existence the U.S. military had previously denied possessing.

Together, these leaks and many others offered a composite portrait of military and political debacles in Iraq and Afghanistan whose grinding theme has been civilian casualties, a fact not much noted here in the U.S.

A tiny number of low-ranking American soldiers have been held to account for rare instances of  premeditated murder of civilians, but most of the troops who kill civilians in the midst of the chaos of war are not tried, much less convicted. We don’t talk about these cases a lot either. On the other hand, officials of all types make free with lusty condemnations of Bradley Manning, whose leaks are luridly credited with potential (though not actual) deaths.

Putting Lives in Danger

“[WikiLeaks] might already have on their hands the blood of some young soldier or that of an Afghan family,” said Admiral Mike Mullen, then Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on the release of the Afghan War Logs in July 2010. This was, of course, the same Admiral Mullen who had endorsed a major escalation of the war in Afghanistan, which would lead to a tremendous “surge” in casualties among civilians and soldiers alike.  

Here are counts — undoubtedly under counts, in fact — of real Afghan corpses that, at least in part, resulted from the policy he supported: 2,412 in 2009, 2,777 in 2010, 1,462 in the first half 2011, according to the U.N. Assistance Mission to Afghanistan.  As far as anyone knows, here are the corpses that resulted from the release of those WikiLeaks documents: 0. (And don’t forget, the stalemate war with the Taliban has not budged in the period since that surge.)  Who, then, has blood on his hands, Pfc. Manning — or Admiral Mullen?

READ FULL STORY HERE….

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Russia says will stand firm with China on Syria

From Reuters

By Thomas Grove and Steve Gutterman

MOSCOW | Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:55am EST

(Reuters)Russia will offer Washington no explanation for arms deliveries to Syria and together with China will prevent the U.N. Security Council from approving any military intervention in the conflict-torn nation, its foreign minister said on Wednesday.

Using his annual news conference to draw lines in the sand on Syria, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said veto-holding Security Council members Russia and China would stand firm against foreign intervention.

“We will insist – and we have an understanding with our Chinese colleagues that this is our common position – that these fundamental points be retained in any decision that may be taken by the U.N. Security Council,” Lavrov said.

“If somebody intends to use force … it will be on their conscience. They will not receive any authority from the Security Council,” said Lavrov, who also emphasized that Russia and China oppose any sanctions against Syria.

Russia has been the most vocal supporter of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during a 10-month government crackdown that the United Nations says has killed more than 5,000 civilians, refusing to join calls for him to step down.

Russia joined China in October to veto a Western-backed resolution against Assad’s government, saying the domestic opposition shared blame for the violence and that it would have opened the door for military action like NATO’s Libya operation.

Russia submitted its own draft resolution last month and proposed a new version this week, but Lavrov indicated the council was deeply divided over the issue of where blame lies for the bloodshed and the possibility of military intervention.

He said Western members of the Security Council “are categorically determined to exclude from the resolution the phrase that (says) nothing in it can be interpreted as allowing the use of force.”

‘PLAYING GAMES’

Western diplomats in New York, however, suggested that Russia was playing for time in negotiations on the draft resolution. Two days of negotiations on revising the Russian text failed to resolve the deadlock and bridge differences between the Western and Russian camps.

“Russia’s playing games,” a Western diplomat told Reuters on condition of anonymity. “Negotiations aren’t really going anywhere. China and others would probably agree not to block a tougher resolution, but Russia isn’t compromising.”

The United States, France and Britain, along with Russia and China, are permanent Security Council members with the power to block any resolution from passage.

Moscow has close ties with Syria, a leading client for arms sales, and its naval maintenance facility in the port of Tartus is a rare outpost for Russia’s shrunken post-Soviet military.

A Russian-operated ship carrying what a Cypriot official said was bullets arrived in Tartus last week from St. Petersburg after being held up in Cyprus.

The United States said it had raised concerns about the ship with Russia, but Lavrov said there was no need for an explanation.

“We don’t consider it necessary to explain ourselves or justify ourselves, because we are not violating any international agreements or any (U.N.) Security Council resolutions,” Lavrov told an annual news conference.

The U.S. envoy to the United Nations, Susan Rice, said on Tuesday that the United States “would have very grave concern about arms flows into Syria from any source” and that it was unfortunate there was no U.N. arms embargo on Syria.

Russia says such an embargo would cut off supplies to the government while enabling armed opponents to receive weapons illegally. Lavrov repeated on Wednesday that Russia and China oppose any sanctions on Syria.

“The red line is quite clear: we will not support any sanctions, because unilateral sanctions have been imposed without any consultation with Russia or China,” he said.

Syria accounted for 7 percent of Russia’s total of $10 billion in arms deliveries abroad in 2010, according to the Russian defense think tank CAST.

An unnamed military source was quoted as saying in December that Russia had delivered anti-ship Yakhont missiles to Syria.

(Additional reporting by Alexei Anishchuk in Moscow and Louis Charbonneau in New York; Editing by Eric Walsh)

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THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE

From Spiritual Networks

by Janne Henn

One of my favourite TV shows of several years ago now, (how time flies) was The X Files. The uneasy working relationship between Fox (“I Want to Believe”) Mulder and (“There must be a rational explanation”) Scully added extra spice to the bizarre and intriguing story lines. After many logic-defying episodes and personal encounters with the weird and rationally unexplainable, it particularly amused me that Scully still tenaciously clung to her scepticism. What on earth, (or not on earth) would it take to convince this girl? 

Skeptics are like that. In spite of any amount of evidence, they are hard to sway because, they do not want to believe. Believe me, I know. I used to be one. If you have long been encouraged to regard believers in the Supernatural, the extraterrestrial or the otherwise other-worldly, as nutters, then it is not that easy to cross the great divide and join them. No-one, I’ll repeat that, no-one wants to see themselves as a nutter … no matter how crazy they are. I, like Scully, prized my rationality and was not about to give it up easily. 

As Mulder would say, “The truth is out there,” but then, so is a lot of flim-flam, and jumping from skeptic to gullible is no great trade. Speaking for myself, it has been a relief to allow myself to explore, with an open mind; to study and test and to learn some surprising things about myself, that a closed mind would never have made possible. In doing so, I now find belief in many things I previously mistrusted. In others, I reserve judgement. I do not automatically swallow every good story whole, I need sufficient evidence to be fully convinced. However, my firmest belief is this: 

A closed mind prevents discovery. It causes us to deny possibilities and blind ourselves to what we might otherwise be free to see. It limits our potential for growth and wonder. It pulls down the shutters on further learning and holds us captive to our own limited wisdom. 
When we allow ourselves to be open, we are simply saying to the world around us, “I’m listening. I’m willing to learn. Go ahead, surprise me.” 
One thing’s for sure, surprise you it will.

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The US Healthcare Bubble

From The Bubble Bubble

By Jesse Colombo               (This article is constantly updated)

What is larger than the UK’s entire economy, soaring in price, obscenely profitable, the leading cause of personal bankruptcy, bankrupting America and a colossal economic bubble that nobody yet knows about? Healthcare in the USA! Though everyone is aware of the perpetually soaring cost of healthcare, virtually nobody has put two and two together and realized that healthcare has become the ultimate bubble that will put the housing bubble to shame.

While the healthcare industry hoodwinks us into believing that soaring healthcare costs are our own fault and hospital scrub-wearing mini-Madoffs rake in millions by cheating their patients, a modern-day gold rush is on as young Americans frantically look to healthcare careers as one of their last remaining shots at middle class life.

Expect to hear much more about the US healthcare bubble in the future as healthcare becomes far out of reach for even more Americans and the healthcare industry is forced to learn that perpetual motion doesn’t exist.

The cost of healthcare, like college education, has exploded in recent years, far outpacing wage growth and the overall rate of inflation:

Healthcare Bubble

Health insurance costs have soared 9% in 2011 alone and are expected to increase 5.4% in 2012, after rising three times faster than wages in the past decade. During this time, struggling small businesses were walloped with a 180% rate hike. Individual rate hikes by health insurance companies have become astoundingly audacious, such as Anthem Blue Cross of California’s 68% premium increase in 2009 and 39% in 2010, despite being in the worst recession since the Great Depression.

As long-term care insurance jumps by up to 40% in 2011 and brand name drug prices rise even faster than medical inflation, the past decade’s doubling of hearing aid prices has some experts asking if there is a hearing aid price bubble! Healthcare spending as a share of the US economy reached an all-time high of 18.2 percent in 2011, an incredible threefold increase since 1960. The sad fact is that Americans spend twice as much on healthcare compared to other developed countries, but get lower quality care and less efficiency.

With the unrealistically high and skyrocketing cost of healthcare, it is no surprise that 52 million Americans now lack health insurance, up an alarming 40% since 2001. Among high-income countries, Americans are the most likely to skip medical medical treatment due to costs, with 51% of adults under-65 with health problems going without care because of high costs. While doctor visits plunged 8% in 2011, many Americans are skipping dentist visits as dental care is increasingly seen as a luxury.

Exorbitant healthcare costs are a true society-wide problem, with 41% of working-age adults having medical bill problems or paying off medical debt and causing the majority of bankruptcies (62% of bankruptcies!), even among Medicare-collecting senior citizens. Scarily, nearly 80% of medical bankruptcies happen to people who have health insurance. A simple case of bad luck can land you millions of dollars in medical debt!

The US healthcare system is on track to literally bankrupting this country within a few years, while unusually high healthcare costs put American businesses at an extreme competitive disadvantage, adding $1,500-$2,000 to the sticker price for GM automobiles, for example. “We have to get control of health care and Medicare costs or go the way of the Roman Empire,” warns MIT economist Jonathan Gruber.

While some degree of healthcare inflation is expected and justified, there is a problem at work here that goes far beyond merely elevated inflation – the US healthcare system is experiencing an epidemic of institutionalized profiteering and has devolved into a full-blown economic bubble.

Why is US healthcare so expensive and rising so quickly in cost? Not surprisingly, the US healthcare industry casts the blame on everybody but themselves – Americans who supposedly smoke and drink too much, the large elderly population, obese people and out-of-control malpractice lawsuits.

These sound like good theories, but all of these typical healthcare industry excuses are patently false. The reality is that Americans drink and smoke far less than most Europeans and Japanese and have the lowest percentage of elderly people (as compared to the UK, France, Japan, Germany, Italy, Canada, Spain – all countries with much lower healthcare costs than the US). While obesity is clearly a problem in the US, costs associated with it amount to less than $25 billion per year in extra spending, a mere drop in the healthcare spending bucket.

Even medical malpractice, a favorite healthcare industry excuse for soaring costs, only accounts for 2% of overall healthcare spending! (please read the excellent infographic,Why America’s Healthcare Sucks” to learn more about these excuses) The US healthcare industry has carefully crafted the aforementioned excuses to divert attention away from their superbly lucrative racket.

The US healthcare industry’s racket manifests itself in numerous ways, one of them occurring in the form of highly profitable intentional inefficiencies. Administrative overhead accounts for 21% of excess healthcare spending (mostly due to the complex insurance system), double the administrative costs of the next most expensive country and 4 times more than Finland.

The US spends a mind-blowing $1 trillion per year on unnecessary healthcare, with corporations profiting heavily from the waste. Primary care doctors even admit to giving their patients unnecessary care. With unnecessary medical tests ordered by doctors costing patients at least $6.8 billion per year, one study shows that doctors who own multimillion dollar CT and MRI scanners are four times as likely to order a scan as a doctor who doesn’t.

Another tentacle of the US healthcare cost racket is one that people have long suspected but has recently been confirmed – US doctors are extremely overpaid, plain and simple. Despite US healthcare costing twice as much and being of much lower quality and efficiency compared to other countries, American doctors are paid around 5 times more than their average patient, a figure that is a shocking 3 times higher than in most other countries. A new study from Columbia University shows that US doctors’ exorbitant pay is one of the primary factors in the abnormally high cost of American healthcare. Despite already being overpaid, doctors have the nerve to demand a raise from Medicare!

US health insurance companies are certainly no slouches when it comes to extracting their pound of flesh from their reluctant customers. Despite the soul-crushing near-Depression of the past several years, health insurance companies are turning record profits thanks to their brazen rate hikes and customers who put off care due to cost.

While even doctors are protesting HMO profits at taxpayers’ expense, health insurers are fighting hard to keep details of their steep rate hikes secret from government scrutiny. A recent survey shows that healthcare executives are the highest earning CEOs, with the top executives at the nation’s five largest for-profit health insurance companies banking nearly $200 million in 2009. In 2009 alone, UnitedHealth CEO Stephen Hemsley took home a staggering $102 million! Health insurance companies are eager to blame everybody else when they hike their rates, when their soaring executive pay is one of the primary culprits in the rising cost of healthcare.

Not to be left out of the obscenely lucrative US healthcare racket, hospital profits have skyrocketed in recent years as they use theirlocal monopoly power to overcharge insurers and patients.” There certainly hasn’t been a recession in state hospital CEO pay as their multimillion dollar salaries have so-far been immune to state budget cuts. Excessive non-profit CEO salaries are creating an outrage, while the heads of the nation’s largest children’s hospitals siphon robber baron-like payouts.

It’s no surprise that the hospital business is so profitable when 90 percent of hospital bills audited have gross overcharges, many of them deliberate. Hospitals have such a lack of incentive to provide patients with cost-effective service that when 17 different hospitals were asked to provide an estimated cost for a common knee replacement surgery, not even one could provide a solid answer.

Another major reason why American healthcare is so unusually expensive is because twice as much of our healthcare occurs in the form of very pricey (but lucrative for hospitals) hospital outpatient care compared to other countries. In order to further tap into the seemingly boundless money tree that is the expanding US healthcare bubble, hospital construction has been booming (123) as concern arises that children’s hospitals are overspending on extravagant construction projects.

A recent study shows that the current medical building boom is increasing Americans’ health care costs. (An excellent animated short film entertainingly summarizes the medical building boom and how it will result in a debt crisis.) In San-Francisco, hospitals have recently become the new No. 1 industry and employ nearly one-fifth of the city’s workforce. The hospital sector is clearly overbuilding and overexpanding, behavior that is typical during bubbles.

Now that news of oversize healthcare profits and salaries have entered the public psyche, a healthcare jobs gold-rush is officially on. Thanks to the healthcare bubble’s continued expansion during the Great Recession, healthcare has been one of the few industries to add jobs (nearly 1 million jobs!), greatly softening the recession’s blow (until the healthcare bubble pops, that is).

As the much of rest of the economy continues to downsize, healthcare’s share of employment just hit an all-time high as signs of a healthcare employment bubble have become apparent. The recently soaring popularity of nursing careers now means that new nurses are oversupplying the market, a sharp reversal from the supposed nursing shortage of several years ago. Even health information technology is likely in a bubble as health IT is now officially the “hottest” job for college graduates.

While the US Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that the healthcare industry will add 4 million jobs through 2018, with half of the 20 fastest growing occupations being in healthcare, this assumption is simply unrealistic and assumes that healthcare costs can keep rising unabated without a popping of the massive healthcare bubble as healthcare becomes unaffordable for more Americans every year.

The mainstream thinking about the future of US healthcare assumes that the Baby Boomer generation will hit age 65 en masse and spark a massive boom in the demand for healthcare services and employment, especially for long-term-care such as nursing homes and assisted-living. These projections are little more than hype, however, as they don’t factor in the astronomical cost of these services ($87,235/yr for nursing homes, $41,724/yr for assisted living) and the unfortunate fact that very few Baby Boomers have the kind of wealth needed to pay for such comprehensive medical care in this day and age.

Sadly, Baby Boomers are on the verge of an epic retirement and personal financial crisis (1,23) and medical care is becoming rapidly out of reach for all but affluent Americans, especially as the heavily indebted US Government will be forced to relentlessly cut back on entitlement programs.

The US healthcare system is a credit-fueled Ponzi scheme on an unsustainable trajectory and can’t keep going on for much longer. With healthcare already unaffordable for large and growing portions of the US population, it isn’t realistic to assume that the US healthcare industry can keep up such high rates of hiring, luxurious compensation and ambitious construction projects, while continuing to hike customers’ fees at rapid rates.

Junk mainstream analyses of the US healthcare situation tend to exhibit the same overly simplistic linear extrapolation that was so common in analyses of the US housing market during the housing bubble’s heyday as analysts assumed prices could keep rising forever because “they’re not making any more land.” With chronic near-10% unemployment and a struggling economy, employers will continue to shift the burden of rising health insurance costs to employees, with many employers cutting healthcare benefits altogether.

Healthcare in the US will be increasingly paid for out-of-pocket, forcing healthcare consumers to become highly aware of and sensitive to healthcare service costs, a radical shift in behavior from a time when health insurance would pay for medical care without much regard to cost.

Like any other industry, the healthcare industry is tied to the health of the overall economy and when their services become even more unaffordable for vast portions of the population, such as in the next recession, the industry will experience some form of a collapse. During the US housing bubble, when housing prices hit $500,000 in neighborhoods with $40,000/yr average incomes, the bubble popped and housing prices dropped to more affordable and realistic levels; the same will happen to the US healthcare industry as it’s forced back into line with the rest of the economy.

The popping of the healthcare bubble will cause all levels of the US healthcare industry to downsize in the form of layoffs, salary cuts, hospital and medical office closures. It’s very possible that the healthcare bubble’s equivalents of Bernard Madoff and Angelo Mozilo will be brought to light as well. As with housing, healthcare will always be needed, but the US healthcare industry’s current levels of largesse and outrageously parasitic profits will be excised like the malignant cancer that it is. The popping of a bubble larger than the UK’s entire economy has astounding implications and will reverberate throughout the entire global economy.

Links to US Healthcare Bubble-Related Articles

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Swine Flu Expose

a book by Eleanora I. McBean, Ph.D., N.D.

From Holistic Radio Show 

 May 4, 2009

Excerpt: 
CHAPTER 2: THE SPANISH INFLUENZA EPIDEMIC OF 1918 WAS CAUSED BY VACCINATIONS

As has been stated before, all medical and non-medical authorities on vaccination agree that vaccines are designed to cause a mild case of the diseases they are supposed to prevent. But they also know and admit that there is no way whatsoever to predict whether the case will be mild or severe – even deadly. With this much uncertainty in dealing with the very lives of people, it is very unscientific and extremely dangerous to use such a questionable procedure as vaccination.

Many vaccines also cause other diseases besides the one for which they are given. For instance, smallpox vaccine often causes syphilis, paralysis, leprosy, and cancer. (See the chapters on smallpox and plagues.) Polio shots, diphtheria toxin-antitoxin, typhoid vaccine, as well as measles, tetanus and all other shots often cause various other stages of disease such as post-vaccinal encephalitis (inflammation of the brain,) paralysis, spinal meningitis, blindness, cancer (sometimes within two years,) tuberculosis, (two to twenty years after the shot,) arthritis, kidney disease, heart disease (heart failure sometimes within minutes after the shot and sometimes several hours later.) Nerve damage and many other serious conditions also follow the injections.

When several shots are given (different vaccines) within a few days or a few weeks apart, they often trigger intensified cases of all the diseases at once, because the body cannot handle such a large amount of deadly poison being injected directly into the bloodstream. The doctors call it a new disease and proceed to suppress the symptoms.

When poison is taken by the mouth, the internal defense system has a chance to quickly eject some of it by vomiting, but when the poisons are shot directly into the body, bypassing all the natural safeguards, these dangerous poisons circulate immediately throughout the entire body in a matter of seconds and keep on circulating until all the cells are poisoned.

I heard that seven men dropped dead in a doctor’s office after being vaccinated. This was in an army camp, so I wrote to the Government for verification. They sent me the report of U.S. Secretary of War, Henry L. Stimson. The report not only verified the report of the seven who dropped dead from the vaccines, but it stated that there had been 63 deaths and 28,585 cases of hepatitis as a direct result of the yellow fever vaccine during only 6 months of the war. That was only one of the 14 to 25 shots given the soldiers. We can imagine the damage that all these shots did to the men. (See the chapter on What Vaccinations Did to Our Soldiers.)

The first World War was of a short duration, so the vaccine makers were unable to use up all their vaccines. As they were (and still are) in business for profit, they decided to sell it to the rest of the population. So they drummed up the largest vaccination campaign in U.S. history. There were no epidemics to justify it so they used other tricks. Their propaganda claimed the soldiers were coming home from foreign countries with all kinds of diseases and that everyone must have all the shots on the market.

The people believed them because, first of all, they wanted to believe their doctors, and second, the returning soldiers certainly had been sick. They didn’t know it was from doctor-made vaccine diseases, as the army doctors don’t tell them things like that. Many of the returned soldiers were disabled for life by these drug-induced diseases. Many were insane from postvaccinal encephalitis, but the doctors called it shell shock, even though many had never left American soil.

The conglomerate disease brought on by the many poison vaccines baffled the doctors, as they never had a vaccination spree before which used so many different vaccines. The new disease they had created had symptoms of all the diseases they had injected into the man. There was the high fever, extreme weakness, abdominal rash and intestinal disturbance characteristic of typhoid. The diphtheria vaccine caused lung congestion, chills and fever, swollen, sore throat clogged with the false membrane, and the choking suffocation because of difficulty in breathing followed by gasping and death, after which the body turned black from stagnant blood that had been deprived of oxygen in the suffocation stages. In early days they called itBlack Death. The other vaccines cause their own reactions — paralysis, brain damage, lockjaw, etc.

When doctors had tried to suppress the symptoms of the typhoid with a stronger vaccine, it caused a worse form of typhoid which they namedparatyphoid. But when they concocted a stronger and more dangerous vaccine to suppress that one, they created an even worse disease which they didn’t have a name for. What should they call it? They didn’t want to tell the people what it really was — their own Frankenstein monster which they had created with their vaccines and suppressive medicines. They wanted to direct the blame away from themselves, so they called it Spanish Influenza. It was certainly not of Spanish origin, and the Spanish people resented the implication that the world-wide scourge of that day should be blamed on them. But the name stuck and American medical doctors and vaccine makers were not suspected of the crime of this widespread devastation — the 1918 Flu Epidemic. It is only in recent years that researchers have been digging up the facts and laying the blame where it belongs.

Some of the soldiers may have been in Spain before coming home, but their diseases originated in their own home-based U.S. Army Camps. Our medical men still use that same dodge. When their own vaccines (required for travel) cause vaccine diseases abroad they use this as grounds for a scare campaign to stampede people into the vaccination centers. Do you remember the Hong Kong Flu and the Asian Flu and the London Flu scares? These were all medically-made epidemics mixed with the usual common colds which people have every year.

Now (1976) we are being worked on again by the vaccine -epidemic makers in their effort to force another multi million dollar vaccine sale caper. Their con men have already talked President Ford into handing over $135million dollars to start their vaccine racket. Even the insurance companies refused to become involved with such an obviously dangerous and crooked scheme. So, again the medical and drug con men induced the appropriate government officials to guarantee insurance against the, possible billions of dollars in law suits which could be brought against the vaccine promoters if the vaccine campaign is carried out as planned. It’s a good thing Ford was voted out of office. It’s too bad he wasn’t “dumped” before he paid thepoison squad the MONEY’ to poison the whole population. However, we don’t yet know if President Carter will be any better. Will he be held in the grip of the medical and drug dictatorship? Or will he investigate — learn the truth — reverse the decisions and make the vaccine makers return the money taken from the taxpayers under false pretenses?

The statement of the swine flu vaccine promoters to the effect that the vaccine is harmless, is false, and the statement that it will protect against flu is false. Fifty-six people died after the shots, some within 48 hours. There is confusion and disagreement among the doctors about all aspects of the vaccine, from the safety and effectiveness to the necessity for it, who should have it and who should be warned against it.

Their scare-head campaign cry is that the swine flu is like the 1918 flu which killed 20,000,000 people. They don’t have any usable and provable blood samples from the 1918 flu epidemic to prove it. That was 58 years ago, and the doctors were just as confused and inefficient then as now. However, one thing is certain — the 1918 Spanish Influenza was a vaccine-induced disease caused by extreme body poisoning from the conglomeration of many different vaccines. The soldiers at Fort Dix who were said to have had Swine Flu had been injected with a large variety of vaccines like the vaccines which caused the 1918 flu epidemic. The flu epidemic at Fort Dix was in no way related to swine. There were no swine at camp (unless we want to sarcastically call the vaccine promoters who caused the diseases -“swine.”)

To add to the confusion, the doctors tell the people that there are a lot of various kinds of flu; the one which the soldiers at Fort Dix had was AVictoria flu, there are other strains of flu virus, and also, that the swine flu vaccine which so many people have taken already will not protect them against the many other types of flu. This will be used as an “out” in case oflaw suits later on when more casualties begin to show up. The doctors will say that the vaccine failed because it was the wrong kind of flu for the vaccine. Of course, no one can prove it one way or the other because viruses are illusive, invisible organisms which are unstable and unpredictable. One dictionary definition of virus is “a morbid poison.” The vaccines injected into the body are poison and cause the typical poison reactions. Virus (poison) does not fly around and attack people.

Therefore, there will be no swine flu epidemic unless the vaccine promoters make one like they did in the 1918 flu epidemic. It will not kill 20,000,000 people unless the people submit to the disease-producing shots. There are also, other causes of disease besides vaccines, such as bad food, which has been devitalized and contaminated with poison preservatives and artificial drug concoctions. There are many more causes of disease but no diseases are contagious(See the chapter on the germ theory).

Vaccine drives come and go as often as the vaccine promoters can cook up the slightest pretense of a reason.n Back in1957 they were trying to stir up a vaccination campaign for what they decided to call Asiatic flu. An editorial in the Herald and Express for August 29, 1957 was captioned, “Fear of Flu Propaganda.” Part of the piece is as follows:

“What a tempest in a teapot has been blown up over the probability that this country will experience an epidemic of the Asiatic flu in the fall and winter months ahead.

“Even the United States Department of Health is stooge for the panic — and has issued statements which are frightening the public, rather than reassuring them by pointing out that this epidemic, while widespread, gives no indication of being any more dangerous than our usual flood of influenza-like colds when winter comes on.

“Those who read between the lines even wonder whether the whole thing might not be a bit of super salesmanship on the part of those who are making and selling the vaccines which are being prepared.. . .”

 I WAS AN ON-THE-SPOT OBSERVER OF THE 1918 INFLUENZA EPIDEMIC

All the doctors and people who were living at the time of the 1918 Spanish Influenza epidemic say it was the most terrible disease the world has ever had. Strong men, hale and hearty, one day would be dead the next. The disease had the characteristics of the black death added to typhoid, diphtheria, pneumonia, smallpox, paralysis and all the diseases the people had been vaccinated with immediately following World War 1. Practically the entire population had been injected “seeded” with a dozen or more diseases — or toxic serums. When all those doctor-made diseases started breaking out all at once it was tragic.

That pandemic dragged on for two years, kept alive with the addition of more poison drugs administered by the doctors who tried to suppress the symptoms. As far as I could find out, the flu hit only the vaccinated. Those who had refused the shots escaped the flu. My family had refused all the vaccinations so we remained well all the time. We knew from the health teachings of Graham, Trail, Tilden and others, that people cannot contaminate the body with poisons without causing disease.

When the flu was at its peak, all the stores were closed as well as the schools, businesses — even the hospital, as the doctors and nurses had been vaccinated too and were down with the flu. No one was on the streets. It was like a ghost town. We seemed to be the only family which didn’t get the flu; so my parents went from house to house doing what they could to look after the sick, as it was impossible to get a doctor then. If it were possible for germs, bacteria, virus, or bacilli to cause disease, they had plenty of opportunity to attack my parents when they were spending many hours a day in the sick rooms. But they didn’t get the flu and they didn’t bring any germs home to attack us children and cause anything. None of our family had the flu — not even a sniffle— and it was in the winter with deep snow on the ground.

When I see people cringe when someone near them sneezes or coughs, I wonder how long it will take them to find out that they can’t catch it — whatever it is. The only way they can get a disease is to develop it themselves by wrong eating, drinking, smoking or doing some other things which cause internal poisoning and lowered vitality. All diseases are preventable and most of them are cureable with the right methods, not known to medical doctors, and not all drugless doctors know them either.

It has been said that the 1918 flu epidemic killed 20,000,000 people throughout the world. But, actually, the doctors killed them with their crude and deadly treatments and drugs. This is a harsh accusation but it is nevertheless true, judging by the success of the drugless doctors in comparison with that of the medical doctors.

While the medical men and medical hospitals were losing 33% of their flu cases, the non-medical hospitals such as BATTLE CREEK, KELLOGG and MACFADDEN’S HEALTH-RESTORIUM were getting almost 100% healings with their water cure, baths, enemas, etc., fasting and certain other simple healing methods, followed by carefully worked out diets of natural foods. One health doctor didn’t lose a patient in eight years. The very successful health treatment of one of those drugless doctors who didn’t lose any patients will be given in the other part of this book, titled VACCINATION CONDEMNED, to be published a little later.

If the medical doctors had been as advanced as the drugless doctors, there would not have been those 20 million deaths from the medical flu treatment.

There was seven times more disease among the vaccinated soldiers than among the unvaccinated civilians, and the diseases were those they had been vaccinated against. One soldier who had returned from overseas in 1912 told me that the army hospitals were filled with cases of infantile paralysis and he wondered why grown men should have an infant disease. Now, we know that paralysis is a common after-effect of vaccine poisoning. Those at home didn’t get the paralysis until after the world-wide vaccination campaign in 1918.

index  chapt 3 

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IRS: Taxpayer privacy is a thing of the past, according to gov’t report

From Examiner

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, Law Enforcement Examiner

January 20, 2012 

Only an arrogant presidential administration would appoint an alleged tax cheat as the head of the agency responsible for collecting taxes.

Only an arrogant presidential administration would appoint an alleged tax cheat as the head of the agency responsible for collecting taxes.

Credits: Newsbusters

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has always received a great deal of personal information about U.S. individuals and businesses with the understanding of confidentiality of such information. However, bit by bit Congress has removed privacy protections and allowed the confidentiality of taxpayers’ personal information to be breached more and more, according to a recent report to Congress. 

While taxpayers are required to provide this information to IRS under penalty of fine or imprisonment, confidentiality of information reported to IRS is widely held to be a critical element of taxpayers’ willingness to provide information to IRS and comply with the tax laws.

As a general rule, anything reported to IRS is held in strict confidence — Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 6103 states that federal tax information is confidential and to be used to administer federal tax laws except as otherwise specifically authorized by law {Emphasis added}.

Although tax information is confidential, nondisclosure of such information is not absolute. Section 6103 contains some statutory exceptions, including instances where Congress determined that the value of using tax information for non-tax purposes outweighs the general policy of confidentiality.

The trouble with such a process is that the federal courts have been silent on this confidentiality issue leaving the very same people — who benefit from tax collection, information collection and disbursement of fund and information — to make decisions as to what exemptions to Section 6103 are allowed.

Since making amendments to Section 6103 in 1976, Congress has expanded the statutory exceptions under which specified taxpayer information can be disclosed to specific parties for specific purposes. Today, Section 6103 exceptions enable law enforcement agencies to use relevant tax information to investigate and prosecute tax and non-tax crimes and allow federal and state agencies to use it to verify eligibility for need-based programs and collect child support, among other uses.

Periodically, new exceptions to the general confidentiality rule are proposed, and some in the tax community have expressed concern that allowing more disclosures would significantly erode privacy and could compromise taxpayer compliance.

In evaluating such proposals, it is important that Congress consider both the benefits expected from a disclosure of federal tax information and the expected costs, including reduced taxpayer privacy, risk of inappropriate disclosure, and negative effects on tax compliance and tax-system administration, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

The Fair Information Practices are not precise legal requirements. Rather, they provide a framework of principles for balancing the need for privacy with other public policy interests, such as national security, law enforcement, and administrative efficiency. Included in the practices is the principle that the collection and use of data should be limited to specific purposes and that individuals should have ready means of learning about the collection and use of information about them.

And according to many legal scholars, therein lays the problem.

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