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June 1, 2009

The Big Scoop Series #24: A Whole Lotta News

Hello everysoul!

Some really important stuff is going to happen this week. PLEASE do take 60 seconds of your time to read right now my introduction below to SPECIAL MOVIE FEATURE. It is vital that you help network this special information and you can simply point your friends and contacts to Special World Environment Day Focus archived at http://www.EarthRainbowNetwork.com/FocusArchives/WorldEnvironmentDay2009.htm which has only the specific information related to this event as a large excerpt from this compilation - or you can also direct them at the whole enchilada through directing them to The Big Scoop Series #24: A Whole Lotta News posted at http://www.earthrainbownetwork.com/Archives2009/BigScoop24.htm

Aside from that, there are indeed a whole lotta news for you to review in this one, including some major 9/11 breakthrough developments at the top of the Worthy of Your Attention section, which is also worth a really widespread dissemination, especially in the U.S!

I think we are in for some pretty astounding things in the days and weeks ahead...

And you can really be part of the history-makers through assisting in networking this and bringing it all to the attention of as many souls as possible.

Jean Hudon
Earth Rainbow Network Coordinator
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THE QUOTES

"We are born into this world with limitless potential, unbridled creativity and the capacity to love without measure. Long before our first breath we are a part of something grand and have an infinite array of options before us. Not only is our birth a miracle of amazing proportions, we continue to develop throughout life from that first cell with every option, path and possibility built right in. Who and what we become is up to the choices we make over the span of our lifetime. The beauty of life is that we can always change our perspective. We are free to choose what we wish to believe, and with courage, we can chart our own course in life. It is true that many different ideas, circumstances and conditions can influence what direction we go in, yet none of them are absolute determiners of our journey – we are. Many may attempt to dictate what we should think and feel in the present moment or suggest their limited notions for our future. We know in the quiet recess of our inner sanctuary what we wish to create for ourselves. Our incredible potential is in our ability to imagine a variety of different realities and our corresponding willpower to make them manifest for us. It is our personal thoughts and feelings that we need to pay attention to, not just our outer reality. Going within and connecting to our love and wisdom is how we learn to trust and believe in ourselves and our ability to create our dreams. It is our freedom to love that can never be taken away from us. In each breath we begin again. Every moment we are capable of a new thought, a fresh feeling of joy and a world filled with opportunities that know no limit or bounds. These are the same choices we wish for everyone else as we understand the universal nature of our eternal bond with one another. We know we are but a cell in the body of humanity with the potential to fulfill a collective dream too. What we dream for ourselves we dream for our world. Never underestimate your brilliance to make this a better world for yourself and all of us around you."

- Harold W. Becker (hwbecker@thelovefoundation.com) - www.thelovefoundation.com - Freedom to Love (the inspirational text above) is also available as a video at this LINK


"Does President Obama have a vested interest in covering up the crimes of the Bush administration? His decision to block the release of photos of U.S. troops abusing detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan is a reminder that the nation may still be running on “Cheney time.” As long as the photos are not released, former Bush administration officials can control the narrative - if not the entire debate. They can continue denying that the US government engaged in torture - at the same time they make specious claims about the vast benefits from using ‘extreme interrogation.’ Obama will be damned by the torture masterminds regardless of what he does. His suppression of evidence of their crimes merely aids their efforts to vilify him and makes other Americans - and much of the world - distrust him. Unfortunately, as with the torture scandal itself, it may be years until we know why the Obama team is colluding with people almost certainly guilty of war crimes."

- James Bovard -- Taken from Obama’s Torture Coverup (May 29, 2009)


"It's an idea that most of us would rather not face -- that within the next century, life as we know it could come to an end. Our civilization could crumble, leaving only traces of modern human existence behind. It seems outlandish, extreme -- even impossible. But according to cutting edge scientific research, it is a very real possibility. And unless we make drastic changes now, it could very well happen. Experts have a stark warning: that unless we change course, the "perfect storm" of population growth, dwindling resources and climate change has the potential to converge in the next century with catastrophic results. Watch "Earth 2100," a two-hour television event, Tuesday, June 2, at 9 p.m. ET. In order to plan for the worst, we must anticipate it. In that spirit, guided by some of the world's experts, ABC News' "Earth 2100," hosted by Bob Woodruff, will journey through the next century and explore what might be our worst-case scenario."

- Taken from ABC News 'Earth 2100': the Final Century of Civilization? below


"According to the plans drawn up after the Earth Concert, the combined efforts of all humanity are in the process of restoring to health Gaia, the planetary organism, badly mistreated by more than a century of blind industrialization and uncontrolled development. At last, we are beginning to see everywhere the results of all the efforts exerted to repair the incalculable damage inflicted on the forests, the lakes and rivers, the oceans and, in general, on all that lives on this Earth. We have come a long way. Humanity could never have imagined at the end of the twentieth century the scope of the disaster that was happening before their very eyes without their fully realizing what was going on. Oh! Of course, many cries of alarm had been raised about the encroaching deserts, the toxic, nuclear and acid pollution of the entire environment, the destruction of the protective ozone layer, the accelerated extinction of plant and animal species—in short, the erosion of all that enables Life to exist and thrive. But it was only relatively late that we realized that it was above all the combined effect of all these apparently isolated crises that was wreaking the most devastating consequences on the biosphere. It was the very survival of all Life on Earth that was in danger... Fortunately, it was not too late... But how near we came to losing everything!... No doubt, such a common threat affecting everybody without exception was the only way to awaken the consciousness of humanity and unite all human beings in a single common goal transcending all selfish and nationalistic interests. No doubt, in a way we needed to have our backs to the wall before we finally understood that we are all united in the same great and wonderful adventure of Life on "spaceship Earth", in the words of the late Buckminster Fuller... No doubt! However, what I am sure of now is that all the ceaseless efforts of thousands of volunteer organizations in all spheres of human activity have also played a crucial role in the success we have achieved today."

- Taken from the Chapter 5 of The Immortal Child - MAKE SURE to read the MOST brilliant Paul Hawken's Commencement Address in Portland below to see just how true it is that volunteers around the world are saving Earth right now and how important it is that you join them -- if you haven't done it yet!




CONTENTS

1. Roz Savage Rows Across Pacific Solo to Save the Planet
2. Paul Hawken's Commencement Address in Portland - Totally awesome!
3. Who Will Stand Up to America and Israel? Doublespeak on North Korea
4. The Day of the Dead
5. Abu Ghraib: Sworn Testimony by "The man behind the Hood"
6. THE GLOBAL MARKET REPORT - NOTHING LEFT BUT THE “ROSY SCENARIO”
7. "The Secrets of the Federal Reserve"
8. USSR - Illuminati Experiment Was "Social Catastrophe"
9. Afghanistan's Untold Story
10. Billionaire club in bid to curb overpopulation
11. ABC News 'Earth 2100': the Final Century of Civilization?
12. May 26, 2009 Message from Matthew
13. Wi-fi and Wimax: Why You Shouldn't Use Them
14. A Moratorium On Genetically Manipulated (GMO) Foods
15. Europe's Uprising Against GMOs and Patents on Life




SPECIAL MOVIE FEATURE

The worldwide showing of this movie next Friday June 5, on World Environment Day, will be a global event of potentially very significant and critical importance to help move humanity a bit closer to actually stopping the wholesale destruction of our living, breathing and most tortured planet and finally undertake what needs to be done to heal Gaia and weave ourselves back into the Web of Life as Gaia's own sentient collective Self, One with All That Is. Please make time next Friday to watch this historic movie, let everyone know about this upcoming event and if you feel like it, join hearts and souls in a common prayer for a quick global awakening and a true planetary healing. NOTE: ABC in the U.S. is also going to broadcast "Earth 2100," a two-hour television event, Tuesday, June 2, at 9 p.m. ET - more on this below

HOME (Trailer)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8IozVfph7I
In 200,000 years on Earth, humanity has upset the balance of the planet, established by nearly four billion years of evolution. The price to pay is high, but it's too late to be a pessimist: humanity has barely ten years to reverse the trend, become aware of the full extent of its spoliation of the Earth's riches and change its patterns of consumption. More than a movie, HOME will be a major event all over the globe : for the first time ever, a film will be released on the same day in over 50 countries and on every format : movie theatres, TV, DVD and Internet. By bringing us unique footage from over fifty countries, all seen from the air, by sharing with us his wonder and his concern, with this film Yann Arthus-Bertrand lays a foundation stone for the edifice that, together, we must rebuild. On the occasion of WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY on June 5th 2009, HOME will be the FIRST movie to be released simultaneously on ALL MEDIA (Theatre, TV, DVD, and Internet) and across 5 CONTINENTS. On June 5th, we all have a date with the planet!

Official Website of Home
http://www.home-2009.com/us/index.html

See all the related videos
http://www.youtube.com/user/homeproject

HOME - Press conference March 9th 2009
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axUZZDiW4h4

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INFO en français

HOME (Trailer HD)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92kt3JUwtgk
En 200 000 ans d'existence, l'homme a rompu un équilibre fait de près de 4 milliards d'année d'évolution de la Terre. Le prix à payer est lourd, mais il est trop tard pour être pessimiste: il reste à peine dix ans à l'humanité pour inverser la tendance, prendre conscience de son exploitation démesurée des richesses de la Terre, et changer son mode de consommation. En nous offrant les images inédites de plus de 50 pays vus du ciel, en nous faisant partager son émerveillement autant que son inquiètude, Yann Arthus-Bertrand pose, avec ce film, une pierre à l'édifice que nous devons, tous ensemble, reconstruire.

Site Web officiel
http://www.home-2009.com/fr/index.html

Voir les 19 videos connexes
http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=homeprojectFR&view=videos

HOME - Conférence de presse du 5 juin 2008
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egqF0NtEAo0
Le 5 juin 2008 lors d'une conférence de presse Yann-Arthus-Bertrand et Luc Besson annonce la sortie événement de HOME, 1 an plus tard le 5 juin 2009, Journée Mondiale de L'environnement. HOME sortira le 5 juin sur tous les supports : cinéma, TV, DVD et Internet.Nous avons tous rendez-vous avec la planète le 5 juin!




Some related environment news...

'Earth 2100': Could This Be the Final Century of Our Civilization? (May 29, 2009) http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/Earth2100/story?id=7678011&page=1
Imagine a world in which cities are abandoned and our population has dropped by 90 percent. A world in which we have wreaked havoc on our delicate ecosystems and nature has begun to reclaim Earth. Once-bustling cities have fallen silent except for the rustle of the wind through the grass and trees that have cracked through the collapsing pavement. Humans have not walked these urban streets for years. Does it seem like the stuff of science fiction? According to the world's top scientists, it could very well be the legacy we leave our children and grandchildren. They say we are at a turning point, that the choices we make today will determine if the human race, as we know it, will survive. Watch "Earth 2100," a two-hour television event, Tuesday, June 2, at 9 p.m. ET. Imagine our future as two doors. Door No. 1 is our current path, or as the scientists put it, business as usual. If we continue on this trajectory, experts say, over the next 100 years the "perfect storm" of population growth, resource depletion and climate change will converge with catastrophic results. In this scenario the combination of war, famine and disease has the potential to decimate the world in less than a hundred years. "Earth 2100" takes viewers through door No.1, with the help of a fictional character, Lucy. Born in the year 2009, Lucy guides us through the next century as it may well unfold, if we don't take drastic measures. With the assistance of some of the world's foremost scientific experts, she gives us a detailed decade-by-decade countdown to the collapse of society. But it does not have to be. "Earth 2100" will conclude by traveling through door No. 2. The clock resets to 2009, and using the same chronology and the same scientists, we leave the viewer with the inspiring story of an alternate future. The experts tell us what actions we must take to survive and describe the world we can create. In this version, Earth in 2100 will be one we would be proud to imagine.

The billion tree campaign enters a second wave
http://www.unep.org/billiontreecampaign/index.asp
Together, let’s plant 7 billion trees by the end of 2009! The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has launched a major worldwide tree planting campaign. Under the Plant for the Planet: Billion Tree Campaign, people, communities, business and industry, civil society organizations and governments are encouraged to enter tree planting pledges online with the objective of planting at least one billion trees worldwide each year. In a call to further individual and collective action, UNEP has set a new goal of planting 7 billion trees by the end of 2009. The campaign strongly encourages the planting of indigenous trees and trees that are appropriate to the local environment.

From Climate Vulnerability to Climate Neutrality (May 4, 2009)
http://www.unep.org/climateneutral/Default.aspx?tabid=752
Maldives Join the Climate Neutral Network with a Pledge to Become the World’s First Carbon Neutral Nation -- The Republic of Maldives, one of the countries most affected by climate change, has joined the Climate Neutral Network led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). This follows the announcement by Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed earlier this year to make the Indian Ocean island nation the world’s first carbon neutral country in just ten years’ time, by 2019. This ambitious objective will be achieved by fully switching to renewable sources of energy such as solar panels and wind turbines, investments in other new technologies, and sharing of best practices. President Nasheed declared that “the Maldives will no longer be a net contributor to greenhouse gas emissions”.“Climate change isn’t a vague and abstract danger but a real threat to our survival. But climate change not only threatens the Maldives, it threatens us all,” he added. No part of the Maldives’ 1,200 tropical coral islets rises more than six feet (1.8 meters) above sea level, leaving the 400,000 inhabitants at great risk of rising sea levels and storm surges. CLIP

World Business Leaders Hear Catastrophic Climate Warnings
http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/may2009/2009-05-25-01.asp
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, May 25, 2009 (ENS) - "We meet at a critical moment in human history. Our planet is warming to dangerous levels," UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the opening session of the World Business Summit on Climate Change in Copenhagen on Sunday. Former U.S. Vice President and Nobel Peace Laureate Al Gore told the business leaders that the test of what is right where the climate is concerned lies with the next generation.

Climate change odds much worse than thought (19 May 2009)
http://globalchange.mit.edu/news/news-item.php?id=76
Warming will be about twice as bad as the previous IPCC predictions - 5.2 degrees median, with a range 90% probability range of 3.5 to 7.4 degrees by 2100.
REPORT at http://globalchange.mit.edu/files/document/MITJPSPGC_Rpt169.pdf

The road to Copenhagen (29 May 2009) by Roxane Philson, ONE.org (one-help@list.one.org)
Next week, negotiators from almost every country in the world will be in Bonn, Germany to begin work on a new global deal on climate change. We’re trying to make sure that those negotiators consider the needs of people already being affected by climate change, including the tens of millions Africans who are projected to suffer from increasing droughts resulting in smaller crop yields.To that end, we’ve collected over 18,000 signatures on our petition to Yvo de Boer, who is hosting these talks for the UN. We’ll deliver that petition next week, and then closely track any progress made at the negotiations. You can read more about climate change and keep track on the outcomes of the negotiations on the ONE Blog at http://www.one.org/r?r=191&id=976-3936074-MgoCV1x&t=2 This delivery is just a step along the road to a new climate agreement which will be ratified in Copenhagen later this year. Between now and then, we have lots of work to do, and we’ll also have more actions targeting other leaders who can help advocate for developing countries to receive the adaptation funding they’ll need. MUCH more on these negotiations through http://www.roadtocopenhagen.org/ and FACTBOX: Milestones on the road to Copenhagen climate talks (May 5) Environment Ministers from about 190 nations gather in the Danish capital at the end of the year to try to agree a broader global pact to fight climate change. The aim is to build on the existing Kyoto Protocol by ensuring rich nations sign up to deeper emissions cuts while offering greater assistance to developing countries to help them curb greenhouse gas pollution as well.Following are key points about the U.N.-led negotiations. CLIP

Country clean-up project "Lets Do It 2008" ASTOUNDING EXAMPLE - THE WHOLE PLANET SHOULD DO IT!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5GryIDl0qY
Campaign "Let's Do It!" - a grassroot initiative to clean up the country from illegal waste in just one day. There was over 10 000 tons of illegal waste lying around all over Estonia and it was an outrageous plan -- to clean it all up on one day! More than 600 volunteers were working to make it all happen with only 3 full-time employees. On May 3, 2008 with help of 50 000 volunteers more than 10 000 tons of garbage gathered and Estonia was cleaned up from illegal waste.

Resource Boom in Peru's Amazon Threatens Indigenous Peoples' Livelihoods and Their Rainforest Homes
http://www.rainforestportal.org/shared/alerts/send.aspx?id=peru_amazon
Support tens of thousands of indigenous people bravely protesting Peru government's give-away of their rainforest homes to oil, mining and logging industry without their approval; insist peaceful protests are not met with violence by President Alan Garcia's government, and that the focus for Amazonian development be upon benefiting from standing trees and intact rainforest ecosystems. Indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon are protesting investment laws passed under a free-trade pact with the United States and against concessions granted to foreign energy companies. Some 30,000 indigenous people have blockaded roads, rivers and railways to demand repeal of new laws that allow oil, mining and logging companies to enter indigenous territories without seeking consent or even any consultation. Indigenous communities complain that some 70% of Peruvian Amazon territory is now leased for oil and gas exploration, putting at risk their own lives and the biodiversity of the Amazon. Please add your voice in solidarity with the tens of thousands of indigenous people and their international supporters mobilizing to protect the Peruvian Amazon. Send a letter today to the Garcia Administration demanding respect for the constitutionally guaranteed rights of indigenous peoples, and Amazon development based upon standing forests.

A tar sands reality check - A viciously dirty source of energy!
http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/632.html
As oil apparently becomes harder to find and harder to extract, one western country - Canada - seems to be holding a winning hand. Of course, simply holding a winning hand doesn't make you a winner. Canada won't be the first country to have its sovereignty threatened by the dubious advantage of have oil under (or in this case, in) its land. The reality behind Canada's fabled tar sands.

US Wants to Paint the World White to Save Energy (May 27, 2009)
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2009/05/27-3
LONDON - US Energy Secretary Steven Chu said Tuesday the Obama administration wanted to paint roofs an energy-reflecting white, as he took part in a climate change symposium in London. US Energy Secretary Steven Chu, seen here in April 2009, said Tuesday the Obama administration wanted to paint roofs an energy-reflecting white, as he took part in a climate change symposium in London. (AFP/Chip Somodevilla)
The Nobel laureate in physics called for a "new revolution" in energy generation to cut greenhouse gas emissions. But he warned there was no silver bullet for tackling climate change, and said a range of measures should be introduced, including painting flat roofs white.
Making roads and roofs a paler colour could have the equivalent effect of taking every car in the world off the road for 11 years, Chu said. It was a geo-engineering scheme that was "completely benign" and would keep buildings cooler and reduce energy use from air conditioning, as well as reflecting sunlight back away from the Earth. CLIP

Meat-free revolution to help save the planet (May 22, 2009)
http://www.smh.com.au/environment/global-warming/meatfree-revolution-to-help-save-the-planet-20090522-bi4q.html
THE Belgian city of Ghent yesterday embarked on a radical experiment that seeks to make every Thursday a day free of meat and of the fish and shellfish for which the city is renowned. (...) The organisers cite UN data arguing that meat production and consumption are to blame for 18 per cent of greenhouse gases - more than cars. "If everyone in Flanders does not eat meat one day a week, we will save as much CO2 in a year as taking half a million cars off the road," the association says. "I never touch meat, unless I'm at my grandmother's and I need to be polite," Karien De Temmermann, a young member, said."This is not a plan for everyone to be forced into vegetarianism," said Wim Coenen, a vegan who works as an importer of vegetarian pet food from Italy. "But it will reduce our carbon footprint. The basic premise is to introduce a way of lessening our meat consumption."The revolution began last Thursday with a foodie festival at the vegetable market. Ninety thousand town maps listing the best eateries for the meat-shy were handed out. Recipe booklets and food samples were distributed, with fair trade wine to wash down the nibbles.

House Sparrow– Declining Population (May 18th, 2009)
http://nvonews.com/2009/05/18/house-sparrow–-declining-population/
Universally familiar in appearance, the widespread and once abundant house sparrow has become a mystery bird and is becoming increasingly rare all over the world. Perky and bustling, house sparrows have always been seen, mingling with finches in the fields in autumn and winter, but now weeks pass without a single one putting in an appearance. They are vanishing from many big cities, but are still not uncommon in small towns and villages. India has seen a massive decline of sparrows in recent years. On the world map too. Once a commonplace bird in large parts of Europe, its numbers are decreasing. In the Netherlands, the House Sparrow is even considered an endangered species. Their recent decline has earned them a place on the Red List in the Netherlands. Similar precipitous drops in population have been recorded in the United Kingdom. French ornithologists have charted a steep decline in Paris and other cities. There has been an even sharper fall in the urban areas in Germany, the Czech Republic, Belgium, Italy and Finland. (...) There are various causes for dramatic decrease in their population, one of the more surprising being the introduction of unleaded petrol, the combustion of which produces compounds such as methyl nitrite, a compound which is highly toxic for small insects, which forms a major part of a young sparrow’s diet. Other being areas of free growing weeds, or reduction in number of badly maintained buildings, which are important nesting opportunities for sparrows. Ornithologists and wildlife experts speculate that the population crash could also be linked to a variety of factors like the lack of nesting sites in modern concrete buildings, disappearing kitchen gardens, increased use of pesticides in farmlands and the non- availability of food sources. CLIP

Bee colonies drop another 29 percent: 'Something is going wrong,' Florida beekeeper says (May 19, 2009)
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/content/business/epaper/2009/05/19/0519beelosses.html?cxtype=rss&cxsvc=7&cxcat=6
Honeybee losses nationwide continue at a level that is economically unsustainable for commercial beekeeping, according to a 2008-09 survey released Tuesday. The survey, which encompassed 20 percent of the nation's roughly 2.3 million honeybee colonies, found a 29 percent loss of managed bee colonies. This compares with losses of 36 percent and 32 percent in the winters of 2007-08 and 2006-07, respectively. (...) Experts blamed Colony Collapse Disorder, the malady characterized by the complete absence of bees in dead colonies that has been decimating the U.S. beekeeping industry in recent years, for some of the losses. The cause of the disorder is still unknown, but about 26 percent of apiaries surveyed reported that some of their colonies died of the collapse disorder - down from 36 percent of apiaries in 2007-08.Other causes include premature queen death, starvation, cold, pests such as the varroa mite and pesticides, Hayes said. Dave Hackenberg, a beekeeper who winters his bees in Florida, criticized the survey for not asking the right question. He said his hive numbers dropped from 3,500 in October 2008 to 2,800 this January, within the time period of the survey. But by February, he had lost 300 more hives."It's spring, but the hives aren't growing. I'm finding them blown out, dead or gone," Hackenberg said from Maine Tuesday. Hayes added: "There have been beekeepers out there who have taken another phenomenal loss this year. Honeybees simply are not healthy."

Warriors of the Rainbow
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BHRV-RMNvs




WORTHY OF YOUR ATTENTION

Richard Gage on KMPH Fox 26 in Fresno, CA (May 28, 09 -- 7:30)- Truth coming out in a US mainstream media!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oO2yT0uBQbM
700 Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth demand a new REAL investigation. Check out more info at: http://www.ae911truth.org/ - As reported by Lillian Akersborg (lillakers@yahoo.com) who wrote: "Here is more on the 9/11 explosive evidence. I'm so glad it's finally coming out! " This had to have been approved from the owners of the major media scared to death that they are going to be held culpable for their role in 9/11 etc...  The break in the dike has now happened. It's all down hill from here until everyone knows the truth about all the issues discussed here. Guys this is it! Watch this video and it is clear that it is an orchestrated effort to begin the breaking news on 9/11. Even down to the last words of the segment of the news anchor. Key words indeed. This broke first in Denmark, and is now being reported in the US. Check also from 3:35 in Vice President Biden is confronted with evidence of criminal demolitions on 9/11/01 - Vice President Biden was given evidence for demolitions on 9/11 with nano-thermite explosive - and also Joe Biden Questioned about 9/11 - Here are Mr. Biden's question and his answer in his exact words: Q: Senator do you believe everything was uncovered in the Able Danger program? A: "No, there's more but it's gonna take time. You're gonna find that there's a whole lot of things across the board that are gonna get uncovered."

Great Day Talks To Architect Richard Gage About 9/11
PLEASE HELP AND SEND THIS AND THE OTHER ONES ABOVE AND BELOW TO YOUR LOCAL NEWS MEDIA!!!!
http://www.kmph.com/Global/story.asp?s=10445264
Architect Richard Gage was live on Wednesday's Great Day to explain why he feels there should be a more thorough investigation into the collapse of all "three" World Trade Center buildings on 9/11. Gage spoke and presented evidence to a group of people in Fresno this week on why his group, Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth wants the U.S. Congress to look into how and why the Twin Towers and another building, known as WTC-7, fell.

Controversial Group Re–Examines 9/11 In Clovis (May 27, 2009)
http://www.kmph.com/Global/story.asp?s=10427820
FRESNO - More than a hundred people filled the Clovis Veterans Memorial Building to hear a call for an investigation into what happened to the buildings destroyed in the attacks of September 11th."We realize that this is very difficult information to take in," Architect Richard Gage said.Gage spoke and presented evidence on why his group, Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth wants the U.S. Congress to look into how and why the Twin Towers and another building, known as WTC-7, fell. Some video was provided to KMPH News by the group, which claims a membership of more than 600 architects and engineers. "We're not conspiracy theorists, we are technical building professionals looking at the forensic evidence, so we provide the evidence, and we ask for a new investigation, and let's let the chips fall where they may," Gage said. CLIP

Israel did 9/11, ALL THE PROOF IN THE WORLD!! -- LOTS OF VERY TROUBLING "COINCIDENCES"!... http://theinfounderground.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=5367
Who leased the WTC only seven weeks before 9/11? - Who authorized the lease of the WTC complex to Silverstein? - Who pushed the WTC for privatization? - Who ran security at all three airport of "alleged" hijackings? - Who was on board flight 11? - Who had the contract to run security at the WTC? - Were Jews forewarned of the attacks? - Don't think Israel could disable Norad? THINK AGAIN!! - Who could possibly remote control planes into the towers? - Who quickly shipped off the WTC metal overseas? - Who wrote the fraudulent 9/11 commission report? Download All The Proof In the World in pdf and pass it around!

Ventura takes waterboarding ’school’ to Fox & Friends (May 19, 2009)
http://rawstory.com/rawreplay/?p=3453
A day after talking about waterboarding on ABC’s The View, Jesse Ventura took his case for prosecuting torture to Fox News. “You are worried about [the terrorists’] welfare,” accused Fox’s Brian Kilmeade. “No. I’m not worried about their welfare. I’m worried about what our country stands for,” Ventura responded. Ventura questioning the official story of 9/11, which caused co-host Brian Kilmeade to walk off the set of Fox & Friends. Ventura is awesomely outspoken. He is a true hero, a man of honor and a most courageous soul.

Cheney Confirms Bush Knew Everything! (about torture)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWNP5C31VmA

Hold Bush and His Joint Co-Conspirators Criminally Accountable!
http://www.impeachbush.org/site/PageServer
You can join the movement to indict Bush Administration officials who committed war crimes, "legalized" torture, and engaged in massive illegal spying and wiretapping against the American people. Click this link if you support the indictment of George W. Bush and other high officials. The rule of law, justice, and basic integrity require the indictment for criminal wrongdoing of George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Karl Rove, Donald Rumsfeld, Alberto Gonzales, and other high officials of the former Bush Administration. The media establishment is surprised by the ground swell of support from the grassroots for the pursuit of individuals who committed grievous crimes during the Bush era. We are not surprised that the people are demanding accountability for those who committed wars of aggression, torture, and subverted the Constitution and thus violated not only their oaths of office but domestic and international law. These crimes are not abstract nor can they be ignored as belonging to a distant past. Millions of people have suffered and continue to suffer because of the criminal invasion of Iraq. The vital resources of the country have been drained in a criminal enterprise benefiting war profiteers. The people know of and are outraged by the billions of dollars in profit made by Dick Cheney's Halliburton and that is only the tip of the iceberg. The pressure is building. President Obama said at his press conference this week, "My view is also that nobody's above the law, and if there are clear instances of wrongdoing, that people should be prosecuted just like any ordinary citizen," when asked about the pursuit of Bush Administration officials for criminal wrongdoing. CLIP

Conservative radio hosts gets waterboarded, and lasts six seconds before saying its torture (22 May 2009) http://rawstory.com/blog/2009/05/conservative-radio-hosts-waterboarded/
Chicago radio host Erich "Mancow" Muller decided he'd get himself waterboarded to prove the technique wasn't torture.It didn't turn out that way. "Mancow," in fact, lasted just six or seven seconds before crying foul. Apparently, the experience went pretty badly -- "Witnesses said Muller thrashed on the table, and even instantly threw the toy cow he was holding as his emergency tool to signify when he wanted the experiment to stop," according to NBC Chicago."The average person can take this for 14 seconds," Marine Sergeant Clay South told his audience before he was waterboarded on air. "He's going to wiggle, he's going to scream, he's going to wish he never did this."Mancow was set on a 7-foot long table with his legs elevated and his feet tied."I wanted to prove it wasn't torture," Mancow said. "They cut off our heads, we put water on their face... I got voted to do this but I really thought 'I'm going to laugh this off.' "The upshot? "It is way worse than I thought it would be, and that's no joke," Mancow told listeners. "It is such an odd feeling to have water poured down your nose with your head back... It was instantaneous... and I don't want to say this: absolutely torture." "Absolutely. I mean that's drowning," he added later. "It is the feeling of drowning." "If I knew it was gonna be this bad, I would not have done it," he said. The 42-year-old radio host is no stranger to controversy. In 2005, he was maligned for saying that then-Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean was "vile," "bloodthirsty," "evil" and "should be kicked out of America."Watch him be waterboarded in the following video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUkj9pjx3H0 - and in case you didn't see this yet: Military attorney: Waterboarding is 'tip of the iceberg'

HELP OBAMA CLOSE GUANTANAMO BAY
https://secure.avaaz.org/en/stay_strong_obama/?cl=241706895&v=3362
President Obama's commitment to turn around and investigate Bush's brutal and illegal detention and interrogation policies is under real threat.Torture advocates like Dick Cheney are starting to win the popular battle again against principles, security, and the rule of law. Members of Obama's own party have even withdrawn support for funding the closure of Guantanamo Bay. This moment could be a major step backwards for human rights globally. Obama insiders have told Avaaz that we should urgently and visibly show that the world supports Obama to fulfill his pre-election commitment to the rule of law. So let's counter the neo conservative campaign and put up a massive billboard right in the middle of Washington DC. For $25 each of us can buy one square foot of support for President Obama; for $1000, we can own a letter.

Stewart: Obama delivers Bush’s cowboy speech in lawyer voice
http://rawstory.com/rawreplay/?p=3469
Jon Stewart had a tough look at Thursday’s speeches by President Barack Obama and former Vice President Dick Cheney on national security. Stewart compared some of Obama’s phrasing to the words of former President George W. Bush. “I love it when he does the Bush covers,” snarked Stewart.

Seymour Hersh talks about Cheney’s death squads (May 12, 2009)
http://rawstory.com/rawreplay/?p=3444

9/11 Lessons From Star Trek
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CyjD6Ulf6s
It seems that Gene Roddenberry knew something about false flag operations.

New Book by David Ray Griffin, 'Osama bin Laden: Dead or Alive?' (May 22 2009)
http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=20090522182030504
The US's political discourse and foreign policy in recent years has been based on the assumption that Osama bin Laden is still alive. George W. Bush promised as president that he would get Osama bin Laden "dead or alive" and has been widely criticized for failing to do so. The US's present military escalation in Afghanistan is said to be necessary to "get Osama bin Laden." The news media regularly announce the appearance of new "messages from bin Laden." But what if Osama bin Laden died in December 2001—which is the last time a message to or from him was intercepted? In this book, David Ray Griffin examines the evidence for the claim—made by everyone from former CIA agent Robert Baer to Oliver North—that bin Laden is surely no longer with us. He analyzes the purported messages from bin Laden and finds that, as many have suspected, they do not provide evidence of bin Laden's existence after 2001. This leads naturally to the question: if Osama bin Laden did indeed die in 2001, how and why have dozens of "messages from bin Laden" appeared since then? Griffin's meticulous analysis supports above all one simple and urgent conclusion: if Osama bin Laden is dead, the US should not be using its troops and treasure to hunt him down. CLIP

Four new crop formations
http://www.cropcircleconnector.com/2009/barbury/barburycastle2009.html
http://www.cropcircleconnector.com/2009/bishopcannings/bishopcannings2009.html
http://www.cropcircleconnector.com/2009/windmillhill/windmillhill2009.html
http://www.cropcircleconnector.com/2009/waylandsmithy/waylandsmithy2009.html

Huge Yin and Yang crop circle discovered in Wiltshire (29 May 2009) Bravo Daily Mail! let's hope other mainstream media will finally wake up to this ongoing amazing phenomenon...
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1189518/Mesmeric--elaborate-creation-Wiltshires-crop-circle-capital.html
Is this an amazing work of art, or of something from science-fiction? The neat, intricate pattern does pose the question - how on earth was it made? The huge crop circle sculpted in a sea of barley seems to be based on the Yin and Yang theme, and appeared near an ancient British burial mound beneath Windmill Hill near Devizes, Wiltshire on 25 May. The ancient area of Wiltshire close to Silbury Hill, Windmill Hill and the Sanctuary is a hot spot for crop circles. What on earth? Graceful patterns sculpted into crops continue to fascinate those who seek them outAt around 350ft in length, it is hard to explain its creation - indeed, the mystery of how crop circles are made has never been solved. Cynics have claimed the patterns are the work of computer scientists using teams of volunteers - but crop circle enthusiasts argue there are not enough hours of darkness in summer to allow them to be completed by humans. Wiltshire is a hot spot for these field-based phenomenons - its green and golden fields have spawned an array of patterns in the past that have fascinated those who seek them out. Enthusiasts and experienced crop pattern hunters have often spotted formations appearing close to these sacred sites. The crop circle season - from April to harvesting in September - is believed to be worth millions of pounds to the local economy. CLIP

UFO X Conference Press Release 04/20/2009
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmVj7mjCTfE
Exopolitics Denmark and Germany were present at the Press Conference held at the National Press Club in Washington DC on April 20 2009. Former Apollo astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell called upon the United States government to disclose the extraterrestrial presence. Former fighter pilot Milton Torres related his story of how he was ordered to shoot at an aircraft carrier sized UFO over England in the 50s. Former employee at the British Ministry of Defence Nick Pope supported Milton Torres' story. The American historian Richard Dolan introduced the second volume of his new book: UFOs and the National Security State.Alfred Webre (JD) encouraged nations to bring up the UFO subject in the UN. Dr. Roger Leir presented new physical evidence of human contact with extraterrestrial beings. He was flanked by metallurgist Alex Moser Ph.D. and Senior Member of Technical Staff at YTC America INC.Former CNN news anchor Cherryl Jones went to the podium to support the efforts to get governments to disclose the ET presence. The press conference was covered by CNN and was hosted by Stephen Bassett and Paradigm Research Group.

Filer’s Files #22 2009 UFO Report (May 28th, 2009)
http://ufofiler.com/2009/05/filers-files-22-2009-ufo-report/
(...) I recently watched an hour show of UFO Hunters and they were concerned about an X pattern under the water. The location of their find was 106 miles south of Havana Cuba on the eastern shore of the Isle of Pines. I investigate for MUFON in New Jersey and Google Earth has many interesting and strange objects that defy explanation. While scanning the southern Cuban waters, I came across something quite shocking. There are amazing underwater markings between Cayo Rosario and Cayo Cantiles? Thanks to Ken Pfeifer Editors Note: Ten thousand years ago the oceans were 300 feet lower and this area was likely above the sea level so these lines may be ancient roads or walls. CLIP Much more to discover there!

ROSWELL DEBRIS CONFIRMED AS EXTRATERRESTRIAL: Lab Located, Scientists Named (May 26, 2009)
http://www..ufodigest.com/news/0509/ROSWELL-DEBRIS.php
Newly discovered documents reveal that in the months immediately following the purported 1947 UFO crash at Roswell, secret government studies began on a material that was previously unknown to science. The "memory metal" that was studied precisely matches some of the debris material reported by several witnesses to the crash. Evidence shows that -under military direction- these unique metal studies were undertaken by a contracted laboratory that possessed advanced technical capabilities that the U.S. government itself did not have at the time. A former high-level scientist employed by the involved laboratory has offered a confession that he was tasked to study the crashed UFO material. Information provided by two U.S. Air Force Generals also offers direct support for this discovery.The documents suggest that after the crash, the US government attempted to develop a unique material that is today referred to as memory metal. This shape-recovery alloy was reported by several witnesses to the Roswell crash in the summer of 1947. The lightweight "morphing" material was able to be crumpled or deformed and then return itself instantly and seamlessly to its original state. CLIP

Race to Witch Mountain
http://www.cinemaclock.com/aw/crva.aw/ont/Ottawa/e/19482/Race_to_Witch_Mountain.html
According to ERN subscriber David Creighton (dcr8on@sympatico.ca) this is a good movie... "I have to admit I was pleasantly astonished by what I saw. (...) I found it a rousing entertainment, with some benevolent messages, and few if any malevolencies. (I almost cried a couple of times)." Check the movie trailer! His whole review is posted HERE.

Motherland - A Journey of Hope and Healing
http://www.motherland-thefilm.com/
Check also this interview with the movie director Jennifer Steinman. Recommended as a "Very worthwhile independent movie!" by Margaret Garretson (moonrose76@hotmail.com)

One Voice - D'une Seule Voix - Very moving!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTi-SVHEbLM
"One Voice" is a documentary showing Israelis and Palestinians musicians (Jews, Muslims and Christians) during a common Tour in France. Music is considered as a universal language for Peace. -- "D'une Seule Voix" est un film documentaire, aussi improbable que bouleverssant qui réunit à l'occasion d'une tournée en France des musiciens Israéliens et Palestiniens (Juifs, Chrétiens, Musulmans). La musique est ici un langage universel pour la Paix. Recommended by Huguette Demers (huguette.demers@tlb.sympatico.ca)

Obama Administration to Implement Government Flu Shot Program?? (May 21, 2009)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLqHmIVDLwM
Are the governments of the world preparing to vaccinate the entire populace? It seems that may be the case. According to Reuters 4.9 billion vaccinations against the supposed swine flu could be ready shortly. Documents have been leaked that suggest the CDC is preparing to have a Day of Planning for an H1N1 Vaccination Campaign. The WHO" is also now saying that because of the outbreak in Japan they may be forced to declare a level 6 pandemic.

Ian's Reaction to the Hepatitis B Vaccine
http://iansvoice.org/default.aspx
This site is dedicated to giving voice to our son Ian Larsen Gromowski. Our child died of an adverse reaction to the hepatitis B vaccine. Our hope is that Ian's story will inspire you to learn the benefits and the risks of vaccines, so that your decisions are informed and best suited for your child. (...) Pictures on this site may be difficult to view. This was our son Ian's reality, though, once he received the hepatitis B vaccine. We encourage you to see all of what Ian endured to grasp the depth of pain that characterized most of his life. See also Ian's Journey - In Safer Vaccines they write: "Consider this: Hepatitis B is not airborne. It is contracted through sex, use of drug needles and blood transfusions. Unless you or your baby is involved in any of these, vaccination is not necessary for your child. Further, the hepatitis B vaccine is made of baker’s yeast. It is the only man made vaccine. The rest are made from the disease itself. Across the board, parenting books tell us yeast is one of the things to avoid for youngsters because of its high allergic reaction rate in children. Thus, the vaccine they give your child contains a known allergen. Children who are allergic to yeast may have a reaction. How do you know if your newborn is allergic to yeast? You don’t. It’s a gamble. You decide: Does the benefit outweigh the risk?"

VACCINES : CROSSING IMMUNOLOGICAL BOUNDARIES (May 25, 2009)
http://lymesentinel.blogspot.com/2009/05/vaccines-crossing-immunological.html
The Sanctity of Human Blood: Vaccination is Not ImmunizationAuthor: Tim O'SheaIt is becoming increasingly obvious that our country is becoming more and more physically disabled. Our nation's poor health is increasing in accordance with our expanding mandated vaccine policies. Accurate, unbiased and referenced information, concerning vaccines, is very desperately needed.By the time the average person reaches adulthood they will have accumulated approximately 68 vaccines. We need to start asking questions. How many are too many? What are the short and long term consequences of the various combinations? Do vaccines really achieve their advertised purpose or are facts and figures manipulated for the monetary benefit of the corporations? Are there any long term studies proving the safety of vaccines ...or......are we and our children the long term studies? Most importantly, what are the ingredients in vaccines and how are these ingredients determined and tested?Tim O'Shea's much needed book "The Sanctity of Human Blood : Vaccination is Not Immunization", answers these questions and much more. It will be shocking to some to realize that vaccines are not created and marketed for public protection. After reading O'Shea's book, one will be much more aware of where much of our chronic illness originates. The consequences of poor diet and chemicals in the environment, together with the negative alteration of our immune systems through injecting foreign bacteria, viruses and toxic chemicals directly into our blood stream, will become starkly clear. It is not always pleasant to confront certain realities.......but, only if we are aware of the propaganda and manipulation being used against us, will we be able to do something about it. The documented information that the author presents in this book is vital for our understanding, so we may begin to reverse the medical nightmare we are currently experiencing.O'Shea speaks of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Shaken Baby Syndrome - all new labels to place the blame on "unknown" causes or parental abuse. I personally know of a case where a sickly baby was given a series of vaccines, stopped breathing and died as a result. CLIP

Air New Zealand staff have nothing to hide
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elD38pJX7iE
Body painted Air New Zealand staff support new commercial. Using Gin Wigmores track Under my skin.

The Wounded Healer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orxEawi9qro
In Greek myths, Chiron was the wisest of the Centaurs and the archetype of the Wounded Healer. He was accidentally wounded by an arrow that had been dipped in the blood of the Hydra. In his search for his own cure, he discovered how to heal others. In teaching others the healing arts, he found a measure of solace from his own pain. The Wounded Healer understands what the patient feels because he has gone through the same pain. The suffering patient can be cared for by the Healer and be instrumental in the Healers own healing. Each encounter between Healer and patient can be transforming for both. The lesson of Chiron teaches us is that we can overcome pain and transcend into knowledge. That each of us can become a Wounded Healer

Playing For Change: Song Around The World "Chanda Mama" - AMAZING!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I23Bkk92124

The Amazing Skidboot
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2BfzUIBy9A

Virtual Earth gets 3D Photosynth views
http://www.spacemart.com/reports/Virtual_Earth_gets_3D_Photosynth_views_999.html
Microsoft on Thursday enhanced its Virtual Earth online mapping service with Photosynth technology that melds pictures to create 3D views of places and spaces CLIP




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Officials gave Bilderberg briefings (May 26, 2009) SHOWS HOW MUCH OBAMA IS TIED TO THE ILLUMINATIS
http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=7AF7B3CD-18FE-70B2-A8D16EECC0ECC470
A handful of high-ranking Obama administration officials this month delivered private briefings at the annual invitation-only conference held by an elite international organization known as the Bilderberg group. The closed meeting of some of the most powerful business, media and political leaders in North America and Western Europe heard from top Obama diplomats James Steinberg and Richard Holbrooke, who detailed the administration’s foreign policy, while economic adviser Paul Volcker, chairman of President Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board, also gave a presentation at the heavily guarded seaside resort in Greece that hosted the event. The Bilderberg group, which takes its name from the Dutch hotel where it held its first meeting in 1954, exists solely to bring together between 100 and 150 titans of politics, finance, military, industry, academia and media from North America and Western Europe once a year to discuss world affairs. Its ultra-exclusive roster of globally influential figures has captured the interest of an international network of conspiracists, who for decades have viewed the Bilderberg conference as a devious corporate-globalist scheme. This year’s closed-press meeting, held at the five-star Astir Palace hotel in Vouliagmeni on the Aegean Sea about 25 miles south of Athens, marked the 57th gathering of the opaque organization. The publicity-shy Bilderberg group – which in a rare mass-circulation press release last year described itself as “a small, flexible, informal and off-the-record international forum in which different viewpoints can be expressed and mutual understanding enhanced” – has no website and participants are asked not to publicly discuss the proceedings. But a meeting attendee tells POLITICO that Holbrooke, a State Department special envoy, briefed attendees on the Obama administration’s unified approach to dealing with Afghanistan and Pakistan. Steinberg, the deputy secretary of state, gave a presentation on the administration’s broader foreign policy and National Security Agency Director Lt. Gen. Keith Alexander also participated in the conference. An assistant to Volcker said she did not know the subject of his presentation at this year’s meeting. A White House official stressed that Volcker is not a full-time employee and wasn’t representing Obama in Greece. The White House, State Department and NSA did not respond to questions about whether Alexander, Holbrooke and Steinberg – all repeat Bilderberger attendees – were representing the Obama administration at the meeting and whether tax dollars paid for their travel. (...) Bilderberg stalwart Henry Kissinger, who’s attended more than half of its meetings, reportedly went at least twice during his stint as Secretary of State, while Alexander attended last year’s session as NSA director. In 2004, then-Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) attended the Bilderberg conference in Stresa, Italy, and both TIME magazine and the New York Times reported that his performance at a debate there played a role in his selection one month later as the vice presidential running mate for Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts. But any suggestion that Bilderberg is secretly anointing world leaders or plotting global policy is the provenance of “the black helicopter crowd,” the attendee of this year’s conference told POLITICO. The meetings are “one of the least well-kept secrets in the world” and “don’t have any decision-making authority,” said the attendee, who did not want to be identified breaching Bilderberg’s off-the-record rule. The attendee called Bilderberg “a useful group of people who are well-connected and thoughtful who put on these meetings and usually invite a few people from the [U.S.] administration to come so they understand what the administration is doing.” Obama’s Deputy National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, who attended the 2007 and 2008 Bilderberg meetings and until recently sat on the steering committee that picked invitees, did not respond to a request for comment about how invitees are selected.Other American participants at this year’s conference included World Bank President Robert Zoellick, billionaire Bilderberg regular David Rockefeller, academic Barnett Rubin and leading neoconservatives Richard Perle and Paul Wolfowitz, according to the attendee, who added that Greek Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis and Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis also attended. British press confirmed that top U.K. official Peter Mandelson was there. Representatives of Obama economic advisor Larry Summers and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner – both of whom have participated in past Bilderberg meetings – refuted foreign press reports predicting their presence last weekend. Geithner was in New York, said Treasury spokeswoman Heather Wong. “I don’t know how that [Bilderberg rumor] got out there. I had some foreign press calls asking me where he was last weekend, but I didn’t have any domestic calls.” Indeed, the gathering produced barely a blip in the American mainstream media, with the only notable dispatches coming from a Wall Street Journal reporter who was barred entry to the usually publicly accessible Astir Palace hotel, and an Associated Press reporter who noted that it was being protected by “hundreds of police, navy commandos, coast guard speedboats and two F-16 fighter planes.” CLIP

The Bilderberg Plan for 2009: Remaking the Global Political Economy (May 26, 2009)
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=13738
From May 14-17, the global elite met in secret in Greece for the yearly Bilderberg conference, amid scattered and limited global media attention. Roughly 130 of the world’s most powerful individuals came together to discuss the pressing issues of today, and to chart a course for the next year. The main topic of discussion at this years meeting was the global financial crisis, which is no surprise, considering the list of conference attendees includes many of the primary architects of the crisis, as well as those poised to “solve” it. The Agenda: The Restructuring of the Global Political Economy Before the meeting began, Bilderberg investigative journalist Daniel Estulin reported on the main item of the agenda, which was leaked to him by his sources inside. Though such reports cannot be verified, his sources, along with those of veteran Bilderberg tracker, Jim Tucker, have proven to be shockingly accurate in the past. Apparently, the main topic of discussion at this year's meeting was to address the economic crisis, in terms of undertaking, “Either a prolonged, agonizing depression that dooms the world to decades of stagnation, decline and poverty ... or an intense-but-shorter depression that paves the way for a new sustainable economic world order, with less sovereignty but more efficiency.” Other items on the agenda included a plan to “continue to deceive millions of savers and investors who believe the hype about the supposed up-turn in the economy. They are about to be set up for massive losses and searing financial pain in the months ahead,” and “There will be a final push for the enactment of Lisbon Treaty, pending on Irish voting YES on the treaty in Sept or October,”[1] which would give the European Union massive powers over its member nations, essentially making it a supranational regional government, with each country relegated to more of a provincial status. Shortly after the meetings began, Bilderberg tracker Jim Tucker reported that his inside sources revealed that the group has on its agenda, “the plan for a global department of health, a global treasury and a shortened depression rather than a longer economic downturn.” Tucker reported that Swedish Foreign Minister and former Prime Minister, Carl Bildt, “Made a speech advocating turning the World Health Organization into a world department of health, advocating turning the IMF into a world department of treasury, both of course under the auspices of the United Nations.” Further, Tucker reported that, “Treasury Secretary Geithner and Carl Bildt touted a shorter recession not a 10-year recession ... partly because a 10 year recession would damage Bilderberg industrialists themselves, as much as they want to have a global department of labor and a global department of treasury, they still like making money and such a long recession would cost them big bucks industrially because nobody is buying their toys.....the tilt is towards keeping it short.”[2]After the meetings finished, Daniel Estulin reported that, “One of Bilderberg’s primary concerns according to Estulin is the danger that their zeal to reshape the world by engineering chaos in order to implement their long term agenda could cause the situation to spiral out of control and eventually lead to a scenario where Bilderberg and the global elite in general are overwhelmed by events and end up losing their control over the planet.” CLIP

State Of War Between Two Koreas After Armistice Ended (05-27-2009) ABSOLUTE MUST READ!!!
http://blacklistednews.com/news-4329-0-3-3--.html
A state of war officially exists again between North and South Korea for the first time since the end of hostilities in 1953 following North Korea’s announcement that they would henceforth refuse to abide by the terms of the peace armistice. “The Korean People’s Army will not be bound to the Armistice Agreement any longer,” the official Korean Central News Agency said in a statement today. Any attempt to inspect North Korean vessels will be countered with “prompt and strong military strikes.” South Korea’s military said it will “deal sternly with any provocation” from the North, reports Bloomberg.As we have highlighted, any North Korean attack on South Korea will be countered by the United States, which is allied with South Korea. North Korea is allied with China, and Chinese military forces will support North Korea in any conflict just as they did in the 1950’s before the armistice was signed. North Korea’s renouncement of the peace armistice follows yesterday’s threat by a Japanese ruling party minister that Japan should change the terms of its pacifist constitution in order to conduct cruise missile strikes on North Korea. Meanwhile, Russia has warned that the conflict could go nuclear and has made preparations to safeguard its far eastern regions. An interesting back story to this crisis is the fact that, as we reported in October last year, the RAND corporation has been intensely lobbying the Pentagon to become embroiled in a new war. Although North Korea was ruled out as a target because RAND demanded a bigger conflict, the eventual consequences of a war between the Koreas could lead to a global military confrontation involving Russia and China. The origins of this whole crisis lead back to the question of how North Korea obtained its nuclear weapons in the first place, and for that we have to thank the usual suspects - the U.S. military industrial complex. (...) In 2005, Pakistani President Pervez Musharaf acknowledged that Khan had provided centrifuges and their designs to North Korea. With this history in mind, the shock, condemnation and indignation being expressed by the U.S. government in response to North Korea’s second nuclear bomb test is tinged with hypocrisy to say the least. Through their policies in aiding North Korea to build light water reactors, and via the CIA asset AQ Khan who was protected at every step of the way while he helped provide North Korea with the means to build a nuclear arsenal, the U.S. government itself is directly complicit in providing North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il with the nuclear weapons that they are now condemning him for testing. NOTE from Jean: Read USSR - Illuminati Experiment Was "Social Catastrophe" below in this compilation to better understand the background context of this clear attempt by the Luciferian Illuminati to engineer World War III... Make sure also to read Who Will Stand Up to America and Israel? Doublespeak on North Korea below...

US and Seoul raise alert over North (MAY 28, 2009)
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/05/200952842228594660.html
The United States and South Korea have raised the alert level for their security forces as tensions continue to escalate a day after North Korea declared it was scrapping a 50-year armistice with Seoul. The South Korean defence ministry said on Thursday that the US-South Korea Combined Forces Command had raised its alert level from stage three to two."Surveillance over the North will be stepped up, with more aircraft and personnel mobilised," Won Tae-jae, a defence ministry spokesman, said. The alert level, the highest since North Korea's first-ever nuclear test in 2006, comes just days after Pyongyang carried out its second nuclear test and a series of missile launches in violation of a UN resolution. The prospect of a naval clash also increased after Pyongyang threatened a military response to any attempt by US-led forces to intercept its vessels off the Korean peninsula's west coast. CLIP

Korea carries out nuclear test
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article6356931.eceNorth
North Korea announced that it had staged a successful nuclear test this morning, provoking a new crisis in Asia and confirming its status as the world’s newest nuclear weapons state. Governments across the region called emergency meetings, as monitoring equipment as far away as the United States seismologists confirmed a shallow “earthquake” in North Korea apparently consistent with an underground nuclear explosion. “The Democratic People's Republic of Korea successfully conducted one more underground nuclear test on 25 May as part of the measures to bolster up its nuclear deterrent for self-defence in every way as requested by its scientists and technicians,” the state controlled Korean Central News Agency reported this morning. CLIP

North Korea's nuclear trump card (MAY 28, 2009)
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/05/20095275496115535.html
(...) Having isolated itself from the world for more than half a century, North Korea has become a master of secrecy and deception. Unpredictability is its most powerful weapon. For years it has been widely accepted that what North Korea craves is attention and recognition. Most importantly, so the thinking goes, it craves recognition from and direct talks with the US. But that is not all North Korea wants - it also wants to survive. North Korea's leaders and its most senior military commanders have too much at stake to risk the collapse of the secretive, highly militarised, and deeply paranoid state over which they rule. North Korea is a country built on illusion, lies, half truths and propaganda - reality comes a long way down the list. But that does not mean it is not a danger. The more belligerent it becomes, the more agreements it scraps, the more talks it walks away from, the less likely it is that the process of peaceful disarmament remains an option. To date, only one country in history has actually given up a weapons programme that had successfully produced atomic weapons. That country was South Africa, which ran a secret weapons development programme in the 1970s and 80s, the height of the apartheid era, producing six uranium-based weapons. The programme was admitted to only in 1993, after the bombs had been disassembled and production facilities destroyed; and as South Africa - a relatively prosperous and stable country - made its transition to democratic rule. For a country as diplomatically isolated and impoverished as North Korea, nuclear weapons are its sole trump card.

Gates: NKorea nuke progress sign of `dark future' (May 30, 2009)
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hNfN2n13Y8xJfs_DI0n3grfVJA3AD98GN9L80
SINGAPORE (AP) — North Korea's progress on nuclear weapons and long-range missiles is "a harbinger of a dark future" and has created an urgent need for more pressure on the reclusive communist government to change its ways, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Saturday. He said the North's nuclear program does not "at this point" represent a direct military threat to the United States and he does not plan to build up American troops in the region. But the North's efforts pose the potential for an arms race in Asia that could spread beyond the region, he added.At an annual meeting of defense and security officials, the Pentagon chief said past efforts to cajole North Korea into scrapping its nuclear weapons program have only emboldened it. North Korea's yearslong use of scare tactics as a bargaining chip to secure aid and other concessions — only to later renege on promises — has worn thin the patience of five nations negotiating with the North, Gates said. "I think that everyone in the room is familiar with the tactics that the North Koreans use. They create a crisis and the rest of us pay a price to return to the status quo ante," he said in a question and answer session after his speech at the Shangri-La Dialogue." As the expression goes in the United States, `I am tired of buying the same horse twice.' CLIP

An Early Test for Obama's Engagement Policy
(May 26, 2009)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/25/AR2009052501961.html
President Obama came into office saying he wanted to demonstrate that engagement with hostile nations is more effective than antagonism, but North Korea's nuclear test now leaves the young administration with critical choices about its response. Does it ramp up the pressure with new and tougher sanctions? Does it not overreact and essentially stand pat? Or will it, like the Bush administration after North Korea's first test in 2006, shift course and redouble efforts at engagement and diplomacy? A key variable is an assessment of what North Korea is hoping to gain. Is it ratcheting up the pressure to win new concessions from the United States and nations in the region? Or should the United States take its rhetoric at face value -- that it is aiming to become a full-fledged nuclear power, no matter what the cost in diplomatic isolation? Top officials in the Obama administration have only begun to grapple with those questions and have not reached any conclusions beyond seeking condemnation by the U.N. Security Council with "consequences," officials said yesterday. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton hit the phones urging a "strong, unified" approach from other nations while President Obama said the North was "deepening its own isolation and inviting stronger international pressure." He vowed to "work with our friends and our allies to stand up to this behavior." CLIP

Rachel Maddow: Indefinite detention? Shame on you... President Obama
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uuWVHT1WUY
Bad news for civil rights -- "We've gone from a bumbling. arrogant enemy of the Constitution, to a polished orator who gives all the appearance of being a good man - until you pay attention to what he's actually saying.

Obama Is Said to Consider Preventive Detention Plan (05-21-2009) VERY BAD IDEA!!!
http://blacklistednews.com/?news_id=4275
(...) WASHINGTON — President Obama told human rights advocates at the White House on Wednesday that he was mulling the need for a “preventive detention” system that would establish a legal basis for the United States to incarcerate terrorism suspects who are deemed a threat to national security but cannot be tried, two participants in the private session said. The discussion, in a 90-minute meeting in the Cabinet Room that included Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and other top administration officials, came on the eve of a much-anticipated speech Mr. Obama is to give Thursday on a number of thorny national security matters, including his promise to close the detention center at the naval base in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Human rights advocates are growing deeply uneasy with Mr. Obama’s stance on these issues, especially his recent move to block the release of photographs showing abuse of detainees, and his announcement that he is willing to try terrorism suspects in military commissions — a concept he criticized bitterly as a presidential candidate. The two participants, outsiders who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the session was intended to be off the record, said they left the meeting dismayed. They said Mr. Obama told them he was thinking about “the long game” — how to establish a legal system that would endure for future presidents. He raised the issue of preventive detention himself, but made clear that he had not made a decision on it. Several senior White House officials did not respond to requests for comment on the outsiders’ accounts. “He was almost ruminating over the need for statutory change to the laws so that we can deal with individuals who we can’t charge and detain,” one participant said. “We’ve known this is on the horizon for many years, but we were able to hold it off with George Bush. The idea that we might find ourselves fighting with the Obama administration over these powers is really stunning.” The other participant said Mr. Obama did not seem to be thinking about preventive detention for terrorism suspects now held at Guantánamo Bay, but rather for those captured in the future, in settings other than a legitimate battlefield like Afghanistan. “The issue is,” the participant said, “What are the options left open to a future president?” CLIP

Succumbing to the dark side; Do Americans Have a Moral Conscience? May 28, 2009()
http://www.opednews.com/articles/Succumbing-to-the-dark-sid-by-Paul-Craig-Roberts-090528-349.html
Torture is a violation of US and international law. Yet, president George W. Bush and vice president Dick Cheney, on the basis of legally incompetent memos prepared by Justice Department officials, gave the OK to interrogators to violate US and international law. The new Obama administration shows no inclination to uphold the rule of law by prosecuting those who abused their offices and broke the law. Cheney claims, absurdly, that torture was necessary in order to save American cities from nuclear weapons in the hands of terrorists. Many Americans have bought the argument that torture is morally justified in order to make terrorists reveal where ticking nuclear bombs are before they explode. However, there were no hidden ticking nuclear bombs. Hypothetical scenarios were used to justify torture for other purposes.We now know that the reason the Bush regime tortured its captives was to coerce false testimony that linked Iraq and Saddam Hussein to al Qaeda and September 11. Without this “evidence,” the US invasion of Iraq remains a war crime under the Nuremberg standard. Torture, then, was a second Bush regime crime used to produce an alibi for the illegal and unprovoked US invasion of Iraq. U.S. Representative Ron Paul (R,Tx) understands the danger to Americans of permitting government to violate the law. In “Torturing the Rule of Law,” he said that the US government’s use of torture to produce excuses for illegal actions is the most radicalizing force at work today. “The fact that our government engages in evil behavior under the auspices of the American people is what poses the greatest threat to the American people, and it must not be allowed to stand.” CLIP

Review of Government Secrecy Ordered (May 28, 2009) GOOD MOVE!
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/27/AR2009052702924.html
Obama Names Holder, Napolitano to Lead Drive for 'Unprecedented Level of Openness' -- President Obama directed his national security adviser and senior Cabinet officials yesterday to examine whether the government keeps too much information secret.In a memo, Obama acknowledged that too many documents have been kept from the public eye for years and affirmed that he remains "committed to operating with an unprecedented level of openness." (...) Obama asked for recommendations on "the possible restoration of the presumption against classification" that would preclude making something secret where there was "significant doubt" about the need to do so. It also raised the possibility of a "prohibition of reclassification of material that has been declassified and released to the public under proper authority."Steven Aftergood, director of the Project on Government Secrecy at the Federation of American Scientists, praised the move as a way to "set the wheels in motion.""This is music to the ears of many of us," Aftergood said, "but the hard work remains to be done -- how to translate these goals into policies."

Obama Flip Flop or Flexibility (May 29, 2009)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkyUrw87oGY
U.S. News Chief White House Correspondent Kenneth T. Walsh looks at why changed promises on Iraq and the release of harsh interrogation photos isn't hurting the president with the public.

Army Chief Says US Ready to Be in Iraq Ten Years
http://www.truthout.org/052709L
Tom Curley, The Associated Press: "The Pentagon is prepared to leave fighting forces in Iraq for as long as a decade despite an agreement between the United States and Iraq that would bring all American troops home by 2012, the top US Army officer said Tuesday."

Iraq Redux? Obama Seeks Funds for Pakistan Super-Embassy (May 27, 2009)
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/251/story/68952.html
The US is embarking on a $1 billion crash program to expand its diplomatic presence in Pakistan and neighboring Afghanistan, another sign that the Obama administration is making a costly, long-term commitment to war-torn South Asia, US officials said Wednesday. The White House has asked Congress for - and seems likely to receive - $736 million to build a new US embassy in Islamabad, along with permanent housing for US government civilians and new office space in the Pakistani capital. The scale of the projects rivals the giant U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, which was completed last year after construction delays at a cost of $740 million.Senior State Department officials said the expanded diplomatic presence is needed to replace overcrowded, dilapidated and unsafe facilities and to support a "surge" of civilian officials into Afghanistan and Pakistan ordered by President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. (...) In Pakistan, however, large parts of the population are hostile to the U.S. presence in the region — despite receiving billions of dollars in aid from Washington since 2001 — and anti-American groups and politicians are likely to seize on the expanded diplomatic presence in Islamabad as evidence of American "imperial designs.""This is a replay of Baghdad," said Khurshid Ahmad, a member of Pakistan's upper house of parliament for Jamaat-e-Islami, one of the country's two main religious political parties. "This (Islamabad embassy) is more (space) than they should need. It's for the micro and macro management of Pakistan, and using Pakistan for pushing the American agenda in Central Asia." CLIP

Pentagon Plans New Arm to Wage Cyberspace Wars (May 28, 2009)
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/29/us/politics/29cyber.html?_r=1
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon plans to create a new military command for cyberspace, administration officials said Thursday, stepping up preparations by the armed forces to conduct both offensive and defensive computer warfare. The military command would complement a civilian effort to be announced by President Obama on Friday that would overhaul the way the United States safeguards its computer networks

Britain: the depth of corruption (28 May 2009)
http://www.johnpilger.com/page.asp?partid=534
In his latest column for the New Statesman, John Pilger describes how the current scandal of MPs' tax evasion and phantom mortgages conceals a deeper corruption that is traced back to the political monoculture of the United States.The theft of public money by members of parliament, including government ministers, has given Britons a rare glimpse inside the tent of power and privilege. It is rare because not one political reporter or commentator, those who fill tombstones of column inches and dominate broadcast journalism, revealed a shred of this scandal. It was left to a public relations man to sell the “leak”. Why? The answer lies in a deeper corruption, which tales of tax evasion and phantom mortgages touch upon but also conceal. Since Margaret Thatcher, British parliamentary democracy has been progressively destroyed as the two main parties have converged into a single-ideology business state, each with almost identical social, economic and foreign policies. This “project” was completed by Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, inspired by the political monoculture of the United States. That so many Labour and Tory politicians are now revealed as personally crooked is no more than a metaphor for the anti-democratic system they have forged together. CLIP

Thousands of soldiers perished in Sri Lankan war
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2009/may2009/slwa-m28.shtml
For the first time last week, Sri Lanka's Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse revealed the staggering level of casualties suffered by government soldiers in the last phase of the war against the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Speaking on the state-owned ITN television channel, Rajapakse acknowledged that 6,261 members of the security forces had died and another 29,551 had been injured since the government resumed the communal war in July 2006. Of the injured, 2,556 had been permanently disabled.The military stopped releasing causality figures last October as it escalated its offensive in the North against the LTTE stronghold of Kilinochchi. While “security reasons” were cited for the decision, the real reason was the fear in government circles that the rising death toll would fuel widespread popular anger against the war as well as discontent in the ranks of the army.President Mahinda Rajapakse, Gotabhaya’s brother, imposed de facto censorship on every aspect of the war, banning journalists from the front lines. The government and the military lied repeatedly about the number of civilian deaths caused by its indiscriminate bombardment of LTTE-held territory. The UN estimates that 7,000 civilians were killed and another 16,781 injured from January 20 to May 7. CLIP

Sri Lanka's death toll much higher, groups say (May 30, 2009)
http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/642970
Organizations claim far more Tamil civilians died in battle's last days than government admits -- Days after a call for an investigation into alleged human rights abuses in Sri Lanka's northeastern war zone was defeated by the UN Human Rights Council, reports persist of escalating casualty figures among Tamil civilians.The latest, from the Times of London, alleges that "more than 20,000 Tamil civilians were killed in the final throes of the Sri Lankan civil war, most as a result of government shelling," during an operation to crush the Tamil Tiger rebels. The report, based on an estimate from a Roman Catholic priest who fled the "no-fire" zone, unnamed expert sources, and analysis of aerial photographs, was fiercely denied by the Sri Lankan government. CLIP

Amnesty - economic crisis fuels rights "time bomb" (May 28, 2009)
http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSLR435367
LONDON, May 28 (Reuters) - The global economic downturn has aggravated human rights violations and distracted attention from abuses, Amnesty International said on Thursday.The world faced a grave danger that "rising poverty and desperate economic and social conditions could lead to political instability and mass violence," the rights group's secretary-general, Irene Khan, wrote in its annual report.As governments struggled to resuscitate their economies, human rights were being "relegated to the back seat," she said, calling for a "new global deal on human rights ... to defuse the human rights time bomb".This new deal was about governments living up to their obligations on human rights, rather than creating new treaties, she told Reuters in an interview."We are sitting on a powder keg of inequality, injustice and insecurity, and it is about to explode," she wrote in the report on "The state of the world's human rights". The worst downturn in decades has plunged large parts of the world into recession, slashing industrial output and trade and throwing many people out of work. Protests against rising food prices and economic hardships last year were met with tough responses in many countries, and protesters were killed in Tunisia and Cameroon, Khan said. CLIP

The Economics of Decline
http://www.lifeaftertheoilcrash.net/Archives2009/GreerInternet.html
Editor's Note: Recent estimates indicate the infrastructure necessary to support the internet consumes 10% of all the electricity produced in the United States. Source The overwhelming majority of this electricity is produced using coal or natural gas, both of which are approaching their global production peaks, albeit a few years later than petroleum. On a related note, the production of one gram of microchips consumes 630 grams of fossil fuels. According to the American Chemical Society, the construction of single 32 megabyte DRAM chip requires 3.5 pounds of fossil fuels in addition to 70.5 pounds of water. Source The Environmental Literacy Council tells us that due to the "purity and sophistication of materials (needed for) a microchip, . . . the energy used in producing nine or ten computers is enough to produce an automobile." Source -Matt I opened last week’s post by pointing out that many people nowadays fail to grasp some of the most basic realities facing us as the industrial age comes to an end. That turned out to be a rich irony, for a great many of the comments I received in response to the post displayed a blind spot even bigger than the one I attempted to address. It’s a convenient irony, though, as it offers a useful way to start talking about an underexplored dimension of the predicament of our time. The post in question pointed out that today’s much-hyped "information superhighway," far from being the wave of the future so many of its promoters claim it to be, was a temporary product of the last hurrah of the age of cheap energy and can't be expected to survive for long as that age winds down. Instead, as the economic burden of the internet's immense energy usage begins to bear down, other technologies less dependent on huge energy inputs will become more economical, driving a spiral in which rising costs and restricted access will cut into internet service while simpler technologies absorb a growing range of its current economic roles. Finally, when economic contraction and social disintegration have proceeded far enough, the internet will simply drop out of use altogether because the economic basis for its operation will have gone away. (...) It's crucial to remember that the entire supply chain that keeps the internet and its potential competitors running has to be factored into these calculations. It's easy to see the internet as uniquely efficient if all you take into account is the energy going into your home computer, or even if you consider the gigawatts used by server farms. Putting those gigawatts to work, however, requires an electrical grid spanning most of a continent, backed up by the immense inputs of coal and natural gas burnt to put electricity into the wires, and a network of supply chains that stretches from coal mines to power plants to the oil wells that provide diesel fuel for trains and excavation machines; the server farms draw on a vast array of supporting services and manufactures, from the overseas mines that produce rare earths for semiconductor doping through the factories that turn out components to the colleges that turn out trained technicians, and the list goes on.All told, a fair fraction of the world's industrial economy helps support the internet in one way or another, and many of those support functions can't be done at all in a less centralized way or at a lower level of technology. CLIP

Internet Uses 9.4% of U.S. Electricity, According to Uclue Research (!!!)
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2007/09/prweb555778.htm
(PRWEB) September 25, 2007 -- Equipment powering the internet accounts for 9.4% of electricity demand in the U.S., and 5.3% of global demand, according to new research from Uclue.com. The annual energy demand of computers, monitors, networking, and transmission equipment for the internet amount to 350 billion kWh in the US -- 9.4% of the 3.7 trillion kWh used in total. Similarly, world demand for the internet is 868 billion kWh, or 5.3% of total global electricity consumption of 16.33 trillion kWh. The largest demand for internet-related energy use comes from desktop computers and monitors, which account for two-thirds of total use. Networking equipment such as modems and routers are another sizable draw, as are the substantial power demands for data processing and equipment cooling at data centers. Actual data transmission, on the other hand, chiefly over telephone lines, is a small component -- approximately 0.1% -- of overall energy demand. CLIP

Children Who Get Flu Vaccine Have Three Times Risk Of Hospitalization For Flu, Study Suggests
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/05/090519172045.htm
ScienceDaily (May 20, 2009) ˜ The inactivated flu vaccine does not appear to be effective in preventing influenza-related hospitalizations in children, especially the ones with asthma. In fact, children who get the flu vaccine are more at risk for hospitalization than their peers who do not get the vaccine, according to new research that will be presented on May 19, at the 105th International Conference of the American Thoracic Society in San Diego. CLIP

Giant Laser Reactor Unveiled in California (May 29, 2009)
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,522857,00.html
Dignitaries and top scientists gathered near San Francisco Friday for the formal opening of a massive new facility that they hope will accomplish what was once thought impossible — nuclear fusion, the Holy Grail of energy sources. The National Ignition Facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will focus 192 laser beams on a hydrogen pellet the size of a bead, heating it to incredible temperatures in an attempt to recreate the power of the sun. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Energy Secretary Steven Chu were scheduled to appear at the ceremony, which began at 10:30 a.m. PDT. Nuclear fusion would create huge amounts of energy from tiny amounts of fuel. It would produce far less radioactive waste than conventional nuclear reactors. But it takes huge amounts of energy to trigger, and so far humans have managed to do so only by detonating atomic bombs. "We have this big ball, right?" Ed Moses, program director of the National Ignition Facility, explained to Fox News. "And we hold our little targets inside of there, and the light focuses on there, and that's where all the action happens." The "action" aims to trigger a tiny thermonuclear explosion inside the huge target chamber, a blast sparked by the lasers, which bounce off a series of lenses and mirrors, intensifying and multiplying with each pass."Pretty soon you have a lot of 'em," says Moses, "and we have enough energy to drive our targets, to a point where they get to over 100 million degrees and it's a pretty warm day." Eventually turning ultraviolet, the beams push a million miles an hour toward the tiny hydrogen-fuel pellet in the center. The resulting burst of energy should be so powerful, it could light up the entire country — but for only a split second. Nuclear fusion has never been achieved on Earth, and critics argue the facility's $3.5 billion price tag is a waste of taxpayer money. CLIP

EUROPE'S LARGE SCALE MIND CONTROL EXPERIMENT STARTS IN SWEDEN and FINLAND
http://eldib.wordpress.com/2008/10/05/europes-large-scale-mind-control-experiment-starts-in-sweden-and-finland/
Digital electric Meter-the “Eshelon Meter”, a PLC System of the Televent Company is being installed in every house in Sweden and Finland under the disguise that it will make it easier to read the consumption of electricity through the internet directly from the meterbox. That's how things are sold to Naive Europeans and no one really bothers even to ask a question. Sweden, Finland and the other Nordic countries have always been the play and experimental ground of the NWO before applying the same within the rest of their domain. The ENERGY BOX is a transmitter and the frequency is a mixture of GSM and 3G Internet. It is a broad-band and always turned on-not just for those seconds that the electric company uses it. The box radiates us not only directly with 3G radiation (a pulsating frequency,very malicious and only for the military), but the beams go into the transmitter and the entire electronic current in the house becomes a 3G communication system which is connected to internet and can obviously radiate many to death (leukemia). The box does not transmit to the electric company but to internet in which case the entire electric system is transformed into a communication system. Why the internet, why are such quietness and secretiveness built into the house, why replace the electricity with a communication system? SIMPLE: 3G is an efficient military system and telephony is only a side effect. The whole problem with the masts and antennas radiating along with others was only a “disguise manoeuvre” and the only goal was to get this little transmitter into our houses. Now not only is the house radiating at a pulsating high frequency, but it is also connected to the internet. (The first “internet houses in the world”) It does not help to reject the box because your neighbour has one and transmits impulses to your house with the electrical system.However we absolutely have the right not to accept the box because the “LAW” that the authorities use does not exist and absolutely not one about “forced radiation”.The real basis for one to change our electric system to a communication system can only be put simply- “Totalitarian Control”. CLIP

Air Force Looks for ‘Core Algorithms’ of Human Thought (May 26, 2009)
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2009/05/air-force-looks-for-core-algorithms-of-human-thought/#more-13013
The Defense Department is continuing its push to reduce human thought and human action to a few lines of code. The latest effort comes from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, which is looking to build “mathematical or computational models of human attention, memory, categorization, reasoning, problem solving, learning and motivation, and decision making.” The ultimate goal, according to a recent request for research proposals, is to “elucidate core computational algorithms of the mind and brain.” Good luck with that, guys.It’s one in a heap of different Office projects to try to teach machines to act more like living things. “Nature has used evolution to build materials and sensors that outperform current sensors (for example, a spider’s haircells can detect air flow at low levels even in a noisy background),” the Office writes. So it’s got a second program, to not only “mimic existing natural sensory systems, but also add existing capabilities to these organisms” so they can more “precise[ly] control” their God-given gifts. CLIP - Humans have a long way to go before they can even approach the level of sophistication of God's creative ingenuity...

EMF-Omega-News 23. May 2009
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/5716100/

EMF-Omega-News 30. May 2009
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/5730194/




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Date: 23 May 2009
From: Kosta Gus Makreas (gmakreas@sanbrunocable.com)
Subject: Roz Savage Rows Across Pacific Solo to Save the Planet - Follow daily journey via video, blogs and twitters

Hi Friends,

For an ocean of inspiration, check out: http://www.rozsavage.com/

Roz did it before and now the adventure continues - rowing SOLO across the Pacific Ocean to raise environmental awareness. She recently got two standing ovations from Al Gore and his climate conference attendees.

Please distribute her URL to your networks. Her epic journey to save the planet deserves worldwide attention. And what's cool is you can track her daily progress using Google Earth as she blogs, twitters, and podcasts her way across the Pacific.

Roz left her managerial consultant job and office cube in England in her mid-30's and decided to see what was possible to do with her life. She already rowed across the Atlantic and then from San Francisco to Hawaii in the Pacific. Now she departs from Hawaii...

She has been an inspiration to me, and I hope will be to you.

Cheers,

Kosta Gus Makreas

Note from Jean: I just watched Roz introductory video at http://www.youtube.com/user/rozsavage and I say you've got to watch it too till the end where she offers an outstanding, really powerful message that all together, each with our own contributions, however tiny they may appear to be to us, we absolutely can make a greener, saner worlds happen. The MOST compelling can-do message and bravest example I've ever heard and seen!!!




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SOME of the comments in response to this address by Paul Hawken: "Absolutely beautiful, poetic, inspiring, Paul Hawken preaches and reaches into my soul." - "In the darkest times, there are people who have come together to kindle light and hope. As Paul points out, change isn't an underground movement any more. This is our time to shine." - "An eloquent reminder of the capabilities within ourselves and collectively. We can and will transform our world into a thriving planet again. Everyone must take serious action NOW!"

Recommended by Kiara (kiara@eternaldoorway.com) and Barry Snyder (barrymartin@cot.net)

From: http://www.charityfocus.org/blog/view.php?id=2077

Paul Hawken's Commencement Address in Portland - Totally awesome!

May 17, 2009

Paul Hawken is a friend of CharityFocus, renowned entrepreneur, visionary environmental activist, founder of Wiser Earth and author of many books -- most recently Blessed Unrest.

Last week, he was presented with an honorary doctorate of humane letters by University of Portland, when he delivered this superb commencement address.

Commencement Address to the Class of 2009

University of Portland, May 3rd, 2009

When I was invited to give this speech, I was asked if I could give a simple short talk that was “direct, naked, taut, honest, passionate, lean, shivering, startling, and graceful.” Boy, no pressure there.

But let’s begin with the startling part. Hey, Class of 2009: you are going to have to figure out what it means to be a human being on earth at a time when every living system is declining, and the rate of decline is accelerating. Kind of a mind-boggling situation – but not one peer-reviewed paper published in the last thirty years can refute that statement. 

Basically, the earth needs a new operating system, you are the programmers, and we need it within a few decades.

This planet came with a set of operating instructions, but we seem to have misplaced them. Important rules like don’t poison the water, soil, or air, and don’t let the earth get overcrowded, and don’t touch the thermostat have been broken. Buckminster Fuller said that spaceship earth was so ingeniously designed that no one has a clue that we are on one, flying through the universe at a million miles per hour, with no need for seatbelts, lots of room in coach, and really good food – but all that is changing.

There is invisible writing on the back of the diploma you will receive, and in case you didn’t bring lemon juice to decode it, I can tell you what it says: YOU ARE BRILLIANT, AND THE EARTH IS HIRING. The earth couldn’t afford to send any recruiters or limos to your school. It sent you rain, sunsets, ripe cherries, night blooming jasmine, and that unbelievably cute person you are dating. Take the hint. And here’s the deal: Forget that this task of planet-saving is not possible in the time required. Don’t be put off by people who know what is not possible. Do what needs to be done, and check to see if it was impossible only after you are done.

When asked if I am pessimistic or optimistic about the future, my answer is always the same: If you look at the science about what is happening on earth and aren’t pessimistic, you don’t understand data. But if you meet the people who are working to restore this earth and the lives of the poor, and you aren’t optimistic, you haven’t got a pulse. What I see everywhere in the world are ordinary people willing to confront despair, power, and incalculable odds in order to restore some semblance of grace, justice, and beauty to this world. The poet Adrienne Rich wrote, "So much has been destroyed I have cast my lot with those who, age after age, perversely, with no extraordinary power, reconstitute the world." There could be no better description. Humanity is coalescing. It is reconstituting the world, and the action is taking place in schoolrooms, farms, jungles, villages, campuses, companies, refuge camps, deserts, fisheries, and slums.

You join a multitude of caring people. No one knows how many groups and organizations are working on the most salient issues of our day: climate change, poverty, deforestation, peace, water, hunger, conservation, human rights, and more. This is the largest movement the world has ever seen.

Rather than control, it seeks connection. Rather than dominance, it strives to disperse concentrations of power. Like Mercy Corps, it works behind the scenes and gets the job done. Large as it is, no one knows the true size of this movement. It provides hope, support, and meaning to billions of people in the world. Its clout resides in idea, not in force. It is made up of teachers, children, peasants, businesspeople, rappers, organic farmers, nuns, artists, government workers, fisherfolk, engineers, students, incorrigible writers, weeping Muslims, concerned mothers, poets, doctors without borders, grieving Christians, street musicians, the President of the United States of America, and as the writer David James Duncan would say, the Creator, the One who loves us all in such a huge way.

There is a rabbinical teaching that says if the world is ending and the Messiah arrives, first plant a tree, and then see if the story is true. Inspiration is not garnered from the litanies of what may befall us; it resides in humanity’s willingness to restore, redress, reform, rebuild, recover, reimagine, and reconsider. "One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice," is Mary Oliver’s description of moving away from the profane toward a deep sense of connectedness to the living world.

Millions of people are working on behalf of strangers, even if the evening news is usually about the death of strangers. This kindness of strangers has religious, even mythic origins, and very specific eighteenth-century roots. Abolitionists were the first people to create a national and global movement to defend the rights of those they did not know. Until that time, no group had filed a grievance except on behalf of itself. The founders of this movement were largely unknown – Granville Clark, Thomas Clarkson, Josiah Wedgwood – and their goal was ridiculous on the face of it: at that time three out of four people in the world were enslaved. Enslaving each other was what human beings had done for ages. And the abolitionist movement was greeted with incredulity. Conservative spokesmen ridiculed the abolitionists as liberals, progressives, do-gooders, meddlers, and activists. They were told they would ruin the economy and drive England into poverty. But for the first time in history a group of people organized themselves to help people they would never know, from whom they would never receive direct or indirect benefit. And today tens of millions of people do this every day. It is called the world of non-profits, civil society, schools, social entrepreneurship, and non-governmental organizations, of companies who place social and environmental justice at the top of their strategic goals. The scope and scale of this effort is unparalleled in history.

The living world is not "out there" somewhere, but in your heart. What do we know about life? In the words of biologist Janine Benyus, life creates the conditions that are conducive to life. I can think of no better motto for a future economy. We have tens of thousands of abandoned homes without people and tens of thousands of abandoned people without homes. We have failed bankers advising failed regulators on how to save failed assets. Think about this: we are the only species on this planet without full employment. Brilliant. We have an economy that tells us that it is cheaper to destroy earth in real time than to renew, restore, and sustain it. You can print money to bail out a bank but you can’t print life to bail out a planet. At present we are stealing the future, selling it in the present, and calling it gross domestic product. We can just as easily have an economy that is based on healing the future instead of stealing it. We can either create assets for the future or take the assets of the future. One is called restoration and the other exploitation. And whenever we exploit the earth we exploit people and cause untold suffering. Working for the earth is not a way to get rich, it is a way to be rich.

The first living cell came into being nearly 40 million centuries ago, and its direct descendants are in all of our bloodstreams. Literally you are breathing molecules this very second that were inhaled by Moses, Mother Teresa, and Bono. We are vastly interconnected. Our fates are inseparable. We are here because the dream of every cell is to become two cells. In each of you are one quadrillion cells, 90 percent of which are not human cells. Your body is a community, and without those other microorganisms you would perish in hours. Each human cell has 400 billion molecules conducting millions of processes between trillions of atoms. The total cellular activity in one human body is staggering: one septillion actions at any one moment, a one with twenty-four zeros after it. In a millisecond, our body has undergone ten times more processes than there are stars in the universe – exactly what Charles Darwin foretold when he said science would discover that each living creature was a "little universe, formed of a host of self-propagating organisms, inconceivably minute and as numerous as the stars of heaven."

So I have two questions for you all: First, can you feel your body? Stop for a moment. Feel your body. One septillion activities going on simultaneously, and your body does this so well you are free to ignore it, and wonder instead when this speech will end. Second question: who is in charge of your body? Who is managing those molecules? Hopefully not a political party. Life is creating the conditions that are conducive to life inside you, just as in all of nature. What I want you to imagine is that collectively humanity is evincing a deep innate wisdom in coming together to heal the wounds and insults of the past.

Ralph Waldo Emerson once asked what we would do if the stars only came out once every thousand years. No one would sleep that night, of course. The world would become religious overnight. We would be ecstatic, delirious, made rapturous by the glory of God. Instead the stars come out every night, and we watch television.

This extraordinary time when we are globally aware of each other and the multiple dangers that threaten civilization has never happened, not in a thousand years, not in ten thousand years. Each of us is as complex and beautiful as all the stars in the universe. We have done great things and we have gone way off course in terms of honoring creation. You are graduating to the most amazing, challenging, stupefying challenge ever bequested to any generation. The generations before you failed. They didn’t stay up all night. They got distracted and lost sight of the fact that life is a miracle every moment of your existence. Nature beckons you to be on her side. You couldn’t ask for a better boss. The most unrealistic person in the world is the cynic, not the dreamer. Hopefulness only makes sense when it doesn’t make sense to be hopeful. This is your century. Take it and run as if your life depends on it.

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Watch also...

- 11th Hour - Interesting Facts of Life
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPVvDuyYQl4

and MANY more videos by Paul Hawken at http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=&search_query=Paul+Hawken&aq=f

and through http://www.paulhawken.com/multimedia.html

and visit his website at http://www.paulhawken.com




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From: http://www.counterpunch.org/roberts05272009.html

Who Will Stand Up to America and Israel? Doublespeak on North Korea

By PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS

"Obama Calls on World to ‘Stand Up To’ North Korea” read the headline. The United States, Obama said, was determined to protect “the peace and security of the world.”

Shades of doublespeak, doublethink, 1984.

North Korea is a small place. China alone could snuff it out in a few minutes. Yet, the president of the US thinks that nothing less than the entire world is a match for North Korea.

We are witnessing the Washington gangsters construct yet another threat like Slobodan Milosevic, Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein, John Walker Lindh, Hamdi, Padilla, Sami Al-Arian, Hamas, Mahkmoud Ahmadinejad, and the hapless detainees demonized by the US Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld as “the 700 most dangerous terrorists on the face of the earth,” who were tortured for six years at Gitmo only to be quietly released. Just another mistake, sorry.

The military/security complex that rules America, together with the Israel Lobby and the financial banksters, needs a long list of dangerous enemies to keep the taxpayers’ money flowing into its coffers.

The Homeland Security lobby is dependent on endless threats to convince Americans that they must forego civil liberty in order to be safe and secure.

The real question is who is going to stand up to the American and Israeli governments?

Who is going to protect Americans’ and Israelis’ civil liberties, especially those of Israeli dissenters and Israel’s Arab citizens?

Who is going to protect Palestinians, Iraqis, Afghans, Lebanese, Iranians, and Syrians from Americans and Israelis?

Not Obama, and not the right-wing brownshirts that today rule Israel.

Obama’s notion that it takes the entire world to stand up to N. Korea is mind-boggling, but this mind-boggling idea pales in comparison to Obama’s guarantee that America will protect “the peace and security of the world.”

Is this the same America that bombed Serbia, including Chinese diplomatic offices and civilian passenger trains, and pried Kosovo loose from Serbia and gave it to a gang of Muslin drug lords, lending them NATO troops to protect their operation?

Is this the same America that is responsible for approximately one million dead Iraqis, leaving orphans and widows everywhere and making refugees out of one-firth of the Iraqi population?

Is this the same America that blocked the rest of the world from condemning Israel for its murderous attack on Lebanese civilians in 2006 and on Gazans most recently, the same America that has covered up for Israel’s theft of Palestine over the past 60 years, a theft that has produced four million Palestinian refugees driven by Israeli violence and terror from their homes and villages?

Is this the same America that is conducting military exercises in former constituent parts of Russia and ringing Russia with missile bases?

Is this the same America that has bombed Afghanistan into rubble with massive civilian casualties?

Is this the same America that has started a horrific new war in Pakistan, a war that in its first few days has produced one million refugees?

“The peace and security of the world”? Whose world?

On his return from his consultation with Obama in Washington, the brownshirted Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that it was Israel’s responsibility to “eliminate” the “nuclear threat” from Iran.

What nuclear threat? The US intelligence agencies are unanimous in their conclusion that Iran has had no nuclear weapons program since 2003. The inspectors of the International Atomic Energy Agency report that there is no sign of a nuclear weapons program in Iran.

Who is Iran bombing? How many refugees is Iran sending fleeing for their lives?

Who is North Korea bombing?

The two great murderous, refugee-producing countries are the US and Israel. Between them, they have murdered and dislocated millions of people who were a threat to no one.

No countries on earth rival the US and Israel for barbaric murderous violence.

But Obama gives assurances that the US will protect “the peace and security of the world.” And the brownshirt Netanyahu assures the world that Israel will save it from the “Iranian threat.”

Where is the media?

Why aren’t people laughing their heads off?




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From: http://www.truthout.org/052509A?n

The Day of the Dead

by Cindy Sheehan -- 25 May 2009

I was on an airplane flying to Orange County from Sacramento to attend the al-Awda Conference, which is a Palestinian Right's Conference (al-Awda translates to "The Returning"), when the pilot's voice filled the cabin to make an announcement that I think went unnoticed by most of my fellow passengers, but I heard it.

As the plane was on the approach to John Wayne airport, the Captain came on the intercom to remind us all to "remember our brave troops who have died for our freedom." Even in this post 9-11 paranoid paradigm, if I wasn't belted in for landing, I would have popped out of my seat at 13D and charged up to the cockpit to let the pilot know that my son was killed in Iraq and not one person anywhere in this world is one iota more free because he is dead.

As a matter of fact, the people of Iraq, the foreign country thousands of miles away where my oldest child's brains, blood and life seeped into the soil, are not freer, unless one counts being liberated from life, liberty and property being free. If you consider torture and indefinite detention freedom, then the pilot may have been right, but then again, even if you do consider those crimes freedom, it does not make it so.

Here in America we are definitely not freer because my son died, as a matter of fact, our nation can spy on us and our communications without a warrant or just cause, and we can't even bring a 3.6 ounce bottle of hand cream into an airport, or walk through a metal detector with our shoes on. Even if we do want to exercise our Bill of Rights, we are shoved into pre-designated "free speech" zones (NewSpeak for; STFU, unless you are well out of the way of what you want to protest and shoved into pens like cattle being led to slaughter), and oftentimes brutally treated if we decide we are entitled to "free speech" on every inch of American soil.

If you watch any one of the cable news networks this weekend between doing holiday weekend things, you will be subjected to images of row upon row of white headstones of dead US military lined up in perfect formation in the afterlife as they were in life. Patriotic music will swell and we will be reminded in script font to "Remember our heroes," or some such BS as that.

Before Casey was killed, a message like that would barely register in my consciousness as I rushed around preparing for Casey's birthday bar-be-que that became a family tradition since he was born on Memorial Day in 1979. If I had a vision of how Memorial Day and Casey's birthday would change for my family, I would have fled these violent shores to protect what was mine, not this murderous country's. Be my guest; look at those headstones with pride or indifference. I look at them now with horror, regret, pain and a longing for justice.

I can guarantee what you won't see this holiday weekend are images of the over one million Iraqi dead. Say we assign, in an arbitrary way for purely illustrative purposes, an average height of five feet for every person killed in Iraq and then line those people up from head to toe. That gruesome line would stretch from Los Angeles to Portland, Oregon... 950 driving miles up Interstate 5. If we count the Iraqis who have been forced to flee, we would have to go back and forth between Los Angeles and Portland another four times.

There are obscene amounts of people who have been slaughtered for the US Profit Driven Military Empire who do not count here in America on any day. People in Vietnam are still dying from the toxins dumped on their country by the US, not to mention the millions who died during that war. Let the carnage escalate in Afghanistan while we protect our personal images by turning a blind eye to Obama's war crimes. Are you going to feel a lump of pride in your bosom when the coffins start to be photographed at Dover for this imperial crime of aggression? Will you look at those flag-draped boxes of the lifeless body of some mother's child and think: "Now, I am free." Is it better to be dead when Obama is president?

A tough, but real, aspect of this all to consider is, how many of the soldiers buried in coffins in military cemeteries killed or tortured innocent people as paid goons for the Empire? To me, it is deeply and profoundly sad on so many levels. If I have any consolation through all of this, I learned that my son bravely refused to go on the mission that killed him, but he was literally dragged into the vehicle and was dead minutes later - before he was forced to do something that was against his nature and nurture.

Casey will always be my hero, but he was a victim of US Imperialism and his death should bring shame, not pride, as it did not bring freedom to anyone. I will, of course, mourn his senseless death on Memorial Day as I do every day.

However, we do not need another day here in America to glorify war that enables the Military Industrial Complex to commit its crimes under the black cloak of "Patriotism."

From Palestine to Africa to South America, our quest for global economic domination kills, sickens, maims or oppresses people on a daily basis, and about 25,000 children per day die of starvation. I am not okay with these facts and I am not proud of my country.

I will spend my reflective time on Memorial Day to mourn not only the deaths of so many people all over the world due to war, but mourn the fact that they are the unseen and uncared for victims of US Empire.
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Cindy Sheehan is the mother of Spc. Casey Sheehan, who was killed in Bush's war of terror on 04/04/04. She is the co-founder and president of Gold Star Families for Peace and the Camp Casey Peace Institute. She is the author of three books; the most recent is "Peace Mom: A Mother's Journey Through Heartache to Activism." Following an unsuccessful challenge to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Sheehan launched a radio show on 960AM in the San Fransisco Bay Area that can also be heard on Soapbox.com.

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Here are some of the many comments posted there:

It is 9:49 pm on Monday, and I had to leave the living room, where PBS is showing a propaganda puff piece on the Marine Corps. And here's Cindy Sheehan, speaking my thoughts. Right on, Cindy: it is a shame, what this society has become. Hopefully, citizens like you may one day be heard through the military din. Then, we may have a chance again.

Memorial Day is a sham. Why can we not honor the Cindy Sheehan who led the protest against w, the war prez, the Dixie Chicks who loudly proclaimed their shame at our leadership, the Sgt Hardy (sic?) who brought the shameful pictures of AbuGarib into the public eye....the millions of unknown Americans and citizens of the world who protested the awful wars Bush/Cheney ignited.

Cindy Sheehan speaks for all of us who cannot get the public eye, but feel as she does. Our Empire is not about freedom, democracy or rights -- it is about war, profit and aggression. Although our "representatives" are silent, Cindy Sheehan speaks for Americans who want an end to militarism, war and repression. Thank you, Cindy!




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WARNING! GRAPHIC DEPICTION OF EXTREME TORTURE AT ABU GHRAIB PRISON

Forwarded by Mark Graffis (mgraffis@gmail.com)

From: http://intifada-palestine.com/2009/05/21/abu-ghraib-sworn-testimony-by-the-man-behind-the-hood/

Abu Ghraib: Sworn Testimony by "The man behind the Hood"

Michel Chossudovsky
globalresearch.ca

This was the prison detention facility where Iraqi men and teens endured routine and heinous acts of torture, rape, sodomy, and even murder. Karpinsky said ninety percent of them were being held without charge.

Editor's Note:

Known to the World as "The Man behind the Hood". Al Shalal was tortured at Abu Ghraib Prison.

In February of 2007, Global Research published the complete transcript of Professor Ali Shalal's testimony.

His sworn statement was presented to the War Crimes Commission set up under the helm of former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, as evidence in the legal procedure launched in Kuala Lumpur directed against (former) US President George W. Bush, Britain's (former) Prime Minister Tony Blair and Australia's Prime Minister John Howard.

Ali Shalal is a man of tremendous courage and determination. I heard his testimony in Kuala Lumpur. I had the opportunity of speaking to him on several occasions in the course of the February 2007 war crimes Conference. We established bonds of friendship and solidarity. We shared our determination to bring the war criminals in high office to justice.

Ali Shalal is a professor of theology. He is a tremendous source of inspiration..

At this juncture, at the outset of the Obama administration, senior Bush officials are being brought to justice in Spain for having ordered the use of torture. Al Shalal's sworn testimony, which is a public document, should now serve to support the indictment and prosecution of those senior officials including the president and vice-president, who ordered the use of torture.

Ali Shalal's testimony should also be used to dispel any hesitation on the part of the White House and the US Congress regarding the indictment and prosecution of Bush officials. In this regard, caving in to pressures "from the Republican Party and the national security apparatus, President Obama and leading Democrats have indicated they will block any independent commission to investigate the widespread torture of prisoners under the Bush administration"

(see Tom Eley, Obama Democrats move to block torture investigation, WSWS.org and global Research, April 27, 2009)

It is important to understand that what Ali Shalal experienced was part of a routine process of torture, applied systematically to those arrested. Many of his companions in Abu Ghraib died as a result of torture or were executed upon their release so that they would not reveal the gruesome horrors and atrocities committed on the orders of the Bush administration.

Also of significance, as confirmed by his testimony, was the fact that Israeli "civilians" were involved in assisting the US prison interrogators.

Ali Shalal survived and provided testimony in the name of all those who were tortured to death.

We call upon President Barack Obama and members of the US Congress to read and acknowledge Ali Shalal's testimony and act accordingly.

Whatever decision is taken regarding the indictment and prosecution of high ranking Bush officials, Ali Shalal's words will go down in history.

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Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research, April 27, 2008

STATUTORY DECLARATION

I, Ali Sh. Abbas (alias Ali Shalal) of full age and an Iraqi citizen do hereby solemnly and sincerely declare as follows:

I am 45 years old

I now live in Amman, Jordan.

I was an Islamic education lecturer in the city of Al-Alamiya, Iraq

The purpose of making this statutory declaration is to put on record my torture experience in the Abu Ghraib prison.

On the 13th October, 2003 while I was going to prayer in the mosque in Al-Amraya, the American troops arrested me. They tied my hands to the back of my body and put a bag over my head. They took me to a small prison in a U.S. military camp in Al-Amraya.

The Commander of this military camp, one Captain Philips told me that he had received an order from his superior to arrest him and he did not know the reasons for my arrest. I was left alone in the prison.

After two days, they transferred me to the Abu Ghraib prison. The first thing they did to me was to make a physical examination of my body and abused me. Together with other detainees, we were made to sit on the floor and were dragged to the interrogation room.. This so called room is in fact a toilet (approximately 2m by 2m) and was flooded with water and human waste up to my ankle level. I was asked to sit in the filthy water while the American interrogator stood outside the door, with the translator.

After the interrogation, I would be removed from the toilet, and before the next detainee is put into the toilet, the guards would urinate into the filthy water in front of the other detainees.

The first question they asked me was, "Are you a Sunni or Shiia?" I answered that this is the first time I have been asked this question in my life. I was surprised by this question, as in Iraq there is no such distinction or difference. The American interrogator replied that I must answer directly the questions and not to reply outside the question. He then said that in Iraq there are Sunnis, Shiias and Kurds.

The interrogators wore civilian clothes and the translator, an Afro-American wore American army uniform.

When I answered that I am an Iraqi Muslim, the interrogator refused to accept my answer and charged me for the following offence:

(a) That I am anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic.

(b) I supported the resistance

(c) I instigated the people to oppose the occupation

(d) That I knew the location of Osama bin Ladin

I protested and said that Muslims and Jews descended from the same historical family. I said that I could not be in the resistance because I am a disabled person and have an injured hand.

The interrogator accused me that I had injured my hand while attacking the American soldiers.

The interrogator informed me that they knew that I was an important person in the community and therefore could help them. As an inducement for my cooperation, the interrogator offered medical help for my injured hand.

When I did not cooperate, the interrogator asked me whether I considered the American army as "liberator" or "occupier". When I replied that they were occupiers, he lost his temper and threatened me. He told me that I would be sent to Guantanamo Bay where even animals would not be able to survive.

They took me to another room and took record of my thumb print, a photo of my eye and a sample of my saliva for DNA analysis. After this procedure, they tagged me by putting a band round my wrist with the following particulars: my name, a number, my religious status and whether I had previous arrest.

They then beat me repeatedly and put me in a truck to transfer me to another part of the Abu Ghraib prison.

This part of the prison, was in an open space and consisted of five sectors, surrounded by walls and barb wires and was called "Fiji Land". Each sector had five tents and surrounded by barb wires. When I was removed from the truck, the soldiers marked my forehead with the words "Big Fish" in red.. All the detainees in this camp are considered "Big Fish". I was located in camp "B".

The living conditions in the camp were very bad. Each tent would have 45 to 50 detainees and the space for each detainee measured only 30cm by 30cm. We had to wait for 2 to 3 hours just to go to the toilets. There was very little water. Each tent was given only 60 litres of water daily to be shared by the detainees. This water was used for drinking and washing and cleaning the wounds after the torture sessions. They would also make us to stand for long hours.

Sometimes, as a punishment, no food is given to us. When food is given, breakfast is at 5.00 am, lunch is at 8.00 am and dinner at 1.00 pm. During Ramadhan, they bring food twice daily, first at 12.00 midnight and the second is given during fasting time to make the detainees break the religious duty of fasting.

During my captivity in the camp, I was interrogated and tortured twice. Each time I was threatened that I would be sent to Guantanamo Bay prison. During this period, I heard from my fellow detainees that they were tortured by cigarette burns, injected with hallucinating chemicals and had their rectum inserted with various types of instruments, such as wooden sticks and pipes. They would return to the camp, bleeding profusely. Some had their bones broken.

In my camp, I saw detainees brought over from a secret prison which I came to know later as being housed in the "Arabian Oil Institute" building, situated in the north of Baghdad. These detainees were badly injured.

After one month and just before sunset my number was called and they put a bag over my head and my hands were tied behind my back. My legs were also tied. They then transferred me to a cell.

When I was brought to the cell, they asked me in Arabic to strip but when I refused, they tore my clothes and tied me up again. They then dragged me up a flight of stairs and when I could not move, they beat me repeatedly. When I reached the top of the stairs, they tied me to some steel bars. They then threw at me human waste and urinated on me.

Next, they put a gun to my head and said that they would execute me there. Another soldier would use a megaphone to shout at me using abusive words and to humiliate me. During this time, I could hear the screams of other detainees being tortured.. This went on till the next morning.

In the morning, an Israeli stood in front of me and took the bag from my head and told me in Arabic that he was an Israeli who had interrogated and tortured detainees in Palestine. He told me that when detainees would not cooperate, they would be killed. He asked me repeatedly for names of resistance fighters. I told him that I do not know any resistance fighters but he would not believe me, and continued to beat me.

This Israeli dressed in civilian clothes tortured me by inserting in turn first with a jagged wooden stick into my rectum and then with the barrel of a rifle. I was cut inside and bled profusely. During this time, when any guard walked past me, they would beat me. I had no food for 36 hours.

The next morning, the Israeli interrogator came to my cell and tied me to the grill of the cell and he then played the pop song, "By the Rivers of Babylon" by Pop Group Boney M, continuously until the next morning. The effect on me was that I lost my hearing, and I lost my mind. It was very painful and I lost consciousness. I only woke up when the Israeli guard poured water on my head and face. When I regain consciousness, he started beating me again and demanded that I tell him of the names of resistance fighters and what activities that I did against the American soldiers. When I told him that I did not know any resistance fighters, he kicked me many times.

I was kept in the cell without clothes for two weeks. During this time, an American guard by the name of "Grainer" accompanied by a Moroccan Jew called Idel Palm ( also known as Abu Hamid) came to my cell and asked me about my bandaged hand which was injured before I was arrested. I told him that I had an operation. He then pulled the bandage which stained with blood from my hand and in doing so, tore the skin and flesh from my hands. I was in great pain and when I asked him for some pain killers, he stepped on my hands and said "this is American pain killer" and laughed at me.

On the 15th day of detention, I was given a blanket. I was relieved that some comfort was given to me. As I had no clothes, I made a hole in the centre of the blanket by rubbing the blanket against the wall, and I was able to cover my body. This is how all the prisoners cover their bodies when they were given a blanket.

One day, a prisoner walked past my cell and told me that the interrogators want to speed up their investigation and would use more brutal methods of torture to get answers that they want from the prisoners. I was brought to the investigation room, after they put a bag over my head. When I entered the investigation room, they removed the bag from my head to let me see the electrical wires which was attached to an electrical wall socket.

Present in the room was the Moroccan Jew, Idel Palm, the Israeli interrogator, two Americans one known as "Davies" and the other "Federick" and two others. They all wore civilian clothes, except the Americans who wore army uniforms. Idel Palm told me in Arabic that unless I cooperated, this would be my last chance to stay alive. I told him that I do not know anything about the resistance. The bag was then placed over my head again, and left alone for a long time. During this time, I heard several screams and cries from detainees who were being tortured.

The interrogators returned and forcefully placed me on top of a carton box containing can food. They then connected the wires to my fingers and ordered me to stretch my hand out horizontally, and switched on the electric power. As the electric current entered my whole body, I felt as if my eyes were being forced out and sparks flying out. My teeth were clattering violently and my legs shaking violently as well. My whole body was shaking all over.

I was electrocuted on three separate sessions. On the first two sessions, I was electrocuted twice, each time lasting few minutes. On the last session, as I was being electrocuted, I accidentally bit my tongue and was bleeding from the mouth. They stop the electrocution and a doctor was called to attend to me. I was lying down on the floor. The doctor poured some water into my mouth and used his feet to force open my mouth. He then remarked, "There is nothing serious, continue!" Then he left the room. However, the guard stopped the electrocution as I was bleeding profusely from my mouth and blood was all over my blanket and body. But they continued to beat me. After some time, they stopped beating me and took me back to my cell.

Throughout the time of my torture, the interrogators would take photographs.

I was then left alone in my cell for 49 days. During this period of detention, they stopped torturing me. At the end of the 49th day, I was transferred back to the camp, in tent C and remained there for another 45 days. I was informed by a prisoner that he over heard some guards saying that I was wrongly arrested and that I would be released.

I was released in the beginning of March 2004. I was put into a truck and taken to a highway and then thrown out. A passing car stopped and took me home.

As a result of this experience, I decided to establish an association to assist all torture victims, with the help of twelve other tortured victims.

I feel very sad that I have to remember and relive this horrible experience again and again, and I hope that the Malaysian people will answer our call for help. God willing.

And I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true and by virtue of the provisions of the Statutory Declarations Act 1960.

Subscribed and solemnly declared by the above named Ali Sh. Abbas alias Ali Shalal on February 2007 at Kuala Lumpur through the interpretation of ABBAS Z. ABID (Iraqi Passport No. S379532) with the said ABBAS Z. ABID having been first affirmed that he had truly, distinctly, and audibly translated the contents of this Statutory Declaration to the deponent Ali Sh. Abbas alias Ali Shalal and that he would truly and faithfully interpret the affirmation about to be administered unto him the said Ali Sh. Abbas alias Ali Shalal.

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A WEEK LATER MAINSTREAM MEDIA IS NOW COVERING THIS!
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http://news.google.com/news?ned=ca&hl=en&q=Abu+Ghraib+abuse+photos

Telegraph: Abu Ghraib abuse photos 'show rape' (28 May 2009)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk:80/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/5395830/Abu-Ghraib-abuse-photos-show-rape.html
Photographs of alleged prisoner abuse which Barack Obama is attempting to censor include images of apparent rape and sexual abuse, it has emerged. At least one picture shows an American soldier apparently raping a female prisoner while another is said to show a male translator raping a male detainee. Further photographs are said to depict sexual assaults on prisoners with objects including a truncheon, wire and a phosphorescent tube. Another apparently shows a female prisoner having her clothing forcibly removed to expose her breasts. Detail of the content emerged from Major General Antonio Taguba, the former army officer who conducted an inquiry into the Abu Ghraib jail in Iraq. Allegations of rape and abuse were included in his 2004 report but the fact there were photographs was never revealed. He has now confirmed their existence in an interview with the Daily Telegraph. The graphic nature of some of the images may explain the US President’s attempts to block the release of an estimated 2,000 photographs from prisons in Iraq and Afghanistan despite an earlier promise to allow them to be published.Maj Gen Taguba, who retired in January 2007, said he supported the President’s decision, adding: “These pictures show torture, abuse, rape and every indecency. “I am not sure what purpose their release would serve other than a legal one and the consequence would be to imperil our troops, the only protectors of our foreign policy, when we most need them, and British troops who are trying to build security in Afghanistan. “The mere description of these pictures is horrendous enough, take my word for it.” In April, Mr Obama’s administration said the photographs would be released and it would be “pointless to appeal” against a court judgment in favour of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). But after lobbying from senior military figures, Mr Obama changed his mind saying they could put the safety of troops at risk. Earlier this month, he said: “The most direct consequence of releasing them, I believe, would be to inflame anti-American public opinion and to put our troops in greater danger.” CLIP

Bill Moyers and Michael Winship -- Everyone Should See "Torturing Democracy"
http://www.truthout.org/053009Z
No political party would dare make torture a cornerstone of its rejuvenation if people really understood what it is. And lest we forget, we're not just talking about waterboarding, itself a trivializing euphemism for drowning. If we want to know what torture is, and what it does to human beings, we have to look at it squarely, without flinching. That's just what a powerful and important film, seen by far too few Americans, does. Watch the whole program HERE.

Moyers & Panel on 'Torturing Democracy'
http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/05292009/profile.html

Inside The Torture Debate
http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/05292009/profile2.html

The Geneva Conventions
http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/05292009/profile3.html




6.

THE GLOBAL MARKET REPORT - NOTHING LEFT BUT THE “ROSY SCENARIO”

On May 12, the US Treasury reported an official April budget deficit of $US 20.9 Billion. This was the first April deficit for 26 years - since 1983. The significance of a deficit in April is, of course, the fact that April is “tax month” in the US. Since 1955, April 15 has been the last day in which income tax returns can be sent to the federal and state governments without incurring a “late payment” penalty.

While the official deficit for April was $US 20.9 Billion, the funded debt of the US Treasury in April rose by $US 112 Billion. With two-thirds of fiscal 2008-09 (which started on October 1, 2008) now over, income tax revenues for the year to date are down 31 percent while the corporate income tax take has slumped a massive 58 percent. In April alone, on a year on year comparison, income tax receipts fell 44 percent while corporate income taxes fell 64 percent. As you can see, despite all the fatuous talk about the economy sending up “green shoots”, the trend is worsening. This worsening trend is not confined to the US, it is global. Governments everywhere have seen an unbridgeable canyon open up between the amount their tax gatherers are bringing in and the amount of their outlays. In the major economies, this chasm is being literally papered over - so far - with new borrowing. In the smaller economies, the paper option is no longer available so governments are left with no choice but to slash spending. A stark example (see Inside The European Union) is Latvia where the budget to be passed next month includes a cut in government spending of FORTY PERCENT!

A cut in government spending of anything like that magnitude would be regarded as unthinkable and catastrophic in the “advanced” economies. This attitude guarantees that when these advanced economies do run out of lenders, they will be faced with the choice of drastically cutting spending or inflating the purchasing power of their currencies into oblivion by literally printing (monetising the debt) to “cover”. The longer they leave it, the worse the situation will get. The US Treasury’s official figures for April 2009 show how bad they have ALREADY become. In the first seven months of the current fiscal year (October through April), the official federal deficit came in at $US 802.3 Billion. The official figure for the same period a year earlier was $153.5 Billion. The year on year increase is 423 percent! Over the same period in fiscal 2009, the US federal government borrowed $US 1,120 Billion. The official figure for the same period a year earlier was $US 201.2 Billion. The year on year increase is 457 percent!!

The Critical Mismatch:

Look again at the horrendous fall in the “income” of the US government over the first seven months of fiscal 2009. As you do, please remember that these plummeting tax numbers reflect perfectly the crash dive in productive economic activities of all descriptions inside the US. Consider also that the official measure of the “health” of an economy, the Gross Domestic Product or GDP figure, INCLUDES government expenditure. Government produces nothing. At best it diverts productive capital to its own uses and away from the control of those who produce it. At worst it simply consumes its way through a productive economy like a swarm of locusts, leaving literally nothing in its wake.

No better picture of the REAL state of the US (and all other) economies can be given than by the global crash dive in tax receipts over the past year. In the real economy where goods and services are produced, activity is plummeting. Now, combine that fact with the equally massive surge in global government borrowing and spending while remembering that official measures of economic “health” include this government borrowing and spending as “productive” activity. Nothing more is necessary to realise the HUGELY false picture of the current state of the world economy being presented. Finally, consider that this is the basis on which all claims of coming economic “recovery” are based.

(...)

Another Measure Of The REAL Global Economy:

Right now, in the waters off what was up until recently one of the busiest ports in the world, Singapore, a fleet of ships rides at anchor. This fleet totals well over 700 cargo ships with a combined tonnage equal to that of the merchant fleet of the entire world at the end of WW I. All are empty. All are congregated in the waning hope that they can find a cargo somewhere in Asia. Consider the fact that less than a year ago, the daily cost of chartering a large bulk carrier was nearly $300,000. The cost today is $25,000 - a drop of over 90 percent. Over the same period, the cost of shipping a standard container from China to northern Europe has dropped from $1400 to $300. That’s down almost 80 percent and is less than the cost of providing the service. A little over two months ago, at the depths of the global financial market meltdown and before the recovery, these costs were even lower than they are now. In fact, shipping costs have doubled since then, far outstripping the rebounds in the markets. But even with that rebound, the year on year collapse is gargantuan. And even with this collapse, the ships still idle at anchor. Which is the more accurate measurement of the REAL state of the global economy? Is it the “green shoots” and the “light at the end of the tunnel” proclaimed by the US monetary authorities and clung to by the resurgent financial markets?

Or is it the huge merchant fleet slowly rusting at anchor off the coast of Singapore and most of the other major ports of the world - even after shipping costs have crashed to an extent not seen on global financial markets since the darkest days of the 1930s depression between 1929 and 1932?

It Seldom Gets More Absurd Than This: On May 17, Bloomberg reported that, according to officials who refused to be identified, the US Fed considers the recent upward acceleration of Treasury bond yields as a sign of a “better economic outlook”. Why? Because the rise in yield is “improving” the outlook for inflation amongst US consumers and thus decreasing the deadly danger (to the Fed) of “deflation”. The mind truly boggles.

A Dangerous Lunacy:

Loop back for a moment to the beginning of this issue and the BIS report of a global shrinkage of “bank claims” totalling $US 1.8 TRILLION in the final quarter of 2008. Add in the combination of debt guarantees from the US government and its financial “authorities” since the start of the financial crisis.

As reported in the Global Report the whole “package” adds up to $US 29.1 TRILLION. All of these guarantees have been made to artificially maintain the “value” of the paper instruments of indebtedness of all descriptions on which the system is built. Without them, that system would already have crashed.

Now look at the state of the REAL world as reflected in the crash dive in tax receipts which have been suffered by governments all over the world. Consider the fleets of merchant ships at anchor despite the fact that the cost of transport has plummeted to levels at which every container is carried at a LOSS.

In the middle of all this stand the financial markets, clinging to the illusion that the real capital necessary to create and maintain a productive and prosperous society can be run off a printing press or “guaranteed” by an entity which produces no wealth of any kind but merely confiscates and/or redistributes it. Markets have clung to this illusion many times in history but the contrast between “green shoots” and economic reality has never been as stark as it is today.

Recent Events:

The “swine flu pandemic” which took over the global media at the beginning of this month has disappeared without a trace. The Captain and crew cannot remember a global distraction designed to turn attention from what is REALLY going on with a shorter life span. After that, in the US in particular, attention turned to the Treasury’s “stress tests” of the major US banks. While the “swine flu scare” was laughable, this one was merely embarrassing. It is as if the US and (most of the) global media had never heard the phrase “too big to fail”. To imagine that any major US bank would “fail” a stress test designed and administered by the US Treasury (with the Fed on the side) is puerile. Yet as the rumours flew that the banks were going to “pass”, Wall Street and most other global stock markets went into transports of rapture. The test results came out on May 7. On the following day, the Dow closed at 8574, the highest point yet in its post March 9 recovery. Sadly, with no more “rigorous examination” of the state of the US financial system on the horizon, that gain was not held. And in the meantime, the US Dollar hit its lowest level in four months on the trade-weighted USDX.

Gold: For MUCH more on Gold - please see Gold This Week (GTW): http://www.the-privateer.com/subs/goldcomm/gold.html

What’s Next?

On May 19, the voters of the eighth largest economy in the world - that of the State of California - go to the polls to decide on six “propositions” put to them by their desperate government. Five of the six of them must pass in order for the government to reduce its projected deficit. All are expected to be rejected by the electorate. If that happens, California will face the choice of a MASSIVE cut in government spending or a literal bailout by the US Treasury. US States, by law, cannot run budget deficits.

If the US Treasury does bail out Mr Schwarzenegger’s government, there are 49 other US State governments and innumerable municipal and city governments who will be right in line behind him. Remember The Privateer’s definition of third stage deflation - that’s when GOVERNMENTS go broke.

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Related articles:

The California Meltdown (05/27/09)
http://www.politicsdaily.com/2009/05/27/the-california-meltdown/
(...) In the wake of voter rejection last week of five ballot measures designed to ease a long-running budget crisis with tax increases, spending controls and borrowing, California faces a budget shortfall estimated by nonpartisan legislative analyst Mac Taylor at $24 billion and could run out of cash by July. Until now, the state's fiscal plight has been an abstraction for most Californians, but it will soon impact nearly every aspect of public life. Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, rebuffed in his overtures for a federal bailout by the Obama administration, says he has no choice except to slash spending. The revised budget he submitted to the Legislature this month would furlough 5,000 state workers, release as many as 20,000 low-level inmates from overcrowded prisons, reduce spending for all levels of education, and mothball health and welfare programs that serve 1.4 million poor people. California would become the only state without a poison control system, no small thing for parents. The state's Poison Action Line currently receives some 900 calls every day. Leaders of the Democratic-controlled Legislature are scheduled to meet later this week to come up with a counterproposal they acknowledge also will include hefty budget cuts. Borrowing will be part of the package, but State Treasurer William Lockyer has warned that the state's low credit rating will limit the amount of the loans. No Sacramento politician has running room. An April survey by the venerable Field Poll found Schwarzenegger with a job approval rating of 32 percent and the Legislature at a pitiful 14 percent. The unpopularity of the governor and the Legislature makes it impossible to put yet another budget plan on the ballot. CLIP

Exploding debt threatens America (May 26 2009)
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/71520770-4a2c-11de-8e7e-00144feabdc0.html?nclick_check=1
Standard and Poor’s decision to downgrade its outlook for British sovereign debt from “stable” to “negative” should be a wake-up call for the US Congress and administration. Let us hope they wake up.Under President Barack Obama’s budget plan, the federal debt is exploding. To be precise, it is rising – and will continue to rise – much faster than gross domestic product, a measure of America’s ability to service it. The federal debt was equivalent to 41 per cent of GDP at the end of 2008; the Congressional Budget Office projects it will increase to 82 per cent of GDP in 10 years. With no change in policy, it could hit 100 per cent of GDP in just another five years. “A government debt burden of that [100 per cent] level, if sustained, would in Standard & Poor’s view be incompatible with a triple A rating,” as the risk rating agency stated last week.I believe the risk posed by this debt is systemic and could do more damage to the economy than the recent financial crisis. To understand the size of the risk, take a look at the numbers that Standard and Poor’s considers. The deficit in 2019 is expected by the CBO to be $1,200bn (¤859bn, £754bn). Income tax revenues are expected to be about $2,000bn that year, so a permanent 60 per cent across-the-board tax increase would be required to balance the budget. Clearly this will not and should not happen. So how else can debt service payments be brought down as a share of GDP? CLIP

U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve. Federal Reserve holding over $2 trillion in the Darkest Balance Sheet in Financial History. (May 21, 2009)
http://www.mybudget360.com/us-treasury-and-federal-reserve-federal-reserve-holding-over-2-trillion-in-the-darkest-balance-sheet-in-financial-history/
The U.S. Treasury and the Federal Reserve have arguably two of the least transparent balance sheets known to humankind. This wouldn’t be such a big issue if the amount of money funneled into these organizations was small. That is not the case. The Federal Reserve since October of 2008 has held on its balance sheet over $2 trillion in reserve bank credit and also, Federal Reserve Holdings of U.S. Treasuries. This of course is the biggest bait in switch in history because in exchange for U.S. Treasuries, banks can offload practically any collateral (i.e., mortgages, auto loans, credit card loans, etc). The U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve are creating the biggest put option in the history of the world and the American taxpayer stands to lose big. Let us take a look at the Fed’s balance sheet: CLIP --- One of the comments posted there reads: "We the people must actually repeal the 1913 Federal Reserve Act which is completely unconstitutional in it’s formation and passage by corrupted big business politicians….also the supreme court’s ill-gotten decision in 1894 that recognized incorporations as seperate entities as per the Constitution must also be revisited. How, in this day and age a corporation has Constitutional rights above and beyond a Citizen is beyond me. Lastly our Gvt. should coin our own money, via platinum, gold, silver and copper to tie real value to “our” money. This Federal fake-ass note (toilet paper) has no worth, yet the international bankers (not the U.S. Citizens) collects the interest of the notes usage and it’s funneled out of the country. If the Gvt. printed it’s own currency, it would collect the interest from said currency and run itself (as per the Constitution), therefore no more need for Federal income taxes, which are also Unconstitutional. So We The PEOPLE can deep 86 the FED and the IRS and while were at it the STATE DEPT (no need handing “our” money out to the world with nothing in return, except for the corporations, RIGHT) and this mess would clear up real quick."

Federal Reserve Cannot Account For $9 Trillion
http://blacklistednews.com/news-4324-0-13-13--.html
Richard Fisher, president of the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank, said: "Senior officials of the Chinese government grilled me about whether or not we are going to monetise the actions of our legislature.""I must have been asked about that a hundred times in China. I was asked at every single meeting about our purchases of Treasuries. That seemed to be the principal preoccupation of those that were invested with their surpluses mostly in the United States," he told the Wall Street Journal. His recent trip to the Far East appears to have been a stark reminder that Asia's "Confucian" culture of right action does not look kindly on the insouciant policy of printing money by Anglo-Saxons (...) The Oxford-educated Mr Fisher, an outspoken free-marketer and believer in the Schumpeterian process of "creative destruction", has been running a fervent campaign to alert Americans to the "very big hole" in unfunded pension and health-care liabilities built up by a careless political class over the years."We at the Dallas Fed believe the total is over $99 trillion," he said in February. "This situation is of your own creation. When you berate your representatives or senators or presidents for the mess we are in, you are really berating yourself. You elect them," he said.His warning comes amid growing fears that America could lose its AAA sovereign rating.

Dallas Federal Reserve: Unfunded Pension and Health-Care Liabilities Exceeds $99 Trillion Dollars (MAY 25, 2009)
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2009/05/dallas-federal-reserve-unfunded-pension.html
You've heard some big numbers thrown around.For example, total U.S. government liabilities are at least $65 trillion dollars.But the head of the Dallas Federal Reserve bank says: [There is a] "very big hole" in unfunded pension and health-care liabilities built up by a careless political class over the years. "We at the Dallas Fed believe the total is over $99 trillion," he said in February. Over $99 trillion? That's a serious shortfall.




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From: http://www.henrymakow.com/260602.html

"The Secrets of the Federal Reserve"

by Eustace Mullins

"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies." ---Thomas Jefferson

In November 1949, Eustace Mullins, 25, was a researcher in Washington DC when friends invited him to visit the famous American poet Ezra Pound, who was confined at St. Elizabeth's Mental Hospital and listed as a "political prisoner."

A leading figure in Modern English literature, Pound was the editor and critic who introduced the world to James Joyce, W.B. Yeats and T.S. Eliot. During the Second World War, he was charged with treason for broadcasts on Rome Radio that questioned the motives behind America's involvement.

Pound commissioned Mullins to examine the influence of the banking establishment on U.S. policy. Mullins spent every morning for two years in the Library of Congress and met with Pound every afternoon. The resulting manuscript, "The Secrets of the Federal Reserve" proved too hot for any American publisher to handle. Nineteen rejected it. One said, "you'll never get this published in New York." When it finally appeared in Germany in 1955, the U.S. Military Government confiscated all 10,000 copies and burned them.

Thanks to the American Patriot Friends Network, this book is freely available on line. (I recommend you save it on your desktop, as I did.) Why is it so (excuse the pun) inflammatory?

Essentially it paints a picture of the world, and the role of the United States, which is radically different from the one we are given in school or in the media.

"Notwithstanding the war of independence against England," writes Mullins, "we remained an economic and financial colony of Great Britain." Between 1865 and 1913, he says London bankers led by the Rothschilds used agents such as J.P. Morgan and J.D. Rockefeller to gain control of American industry and organize it into cartels.

Where did these bankers get the money? For over 200 years, European bankers have been able to draw on the credit of their host countries to print it!

In the Seventeenth Century, the moneylenders and the aristocracy made a pact. If the king would make paper currency a liability of the state, the moneylenders would print as much as he liked! Thus the Banks of England, France and the Reichsbank came into being but they were all private corporations and remain so today.

According to this nefarious pact, the moneylenders got to charge interest on assets they created out of thin air. The aristocracy all took shares in the central banks plus they got to finance a burgeoning government and to wage costly wars.

This piece of chicanery is at the heart what plagues humanity.

The bankers have a vested interest in the state (i.e. the people) incurring as much debt as possible. They are behind the Marxist, socialist and liberal movements which call for big government and social spending. They are behind the catastrophic wars of the last century. The Warburgs financed the Bolshevik Revolution. The Bank of England financed the rise of Hitler. Prescott Bush (W's grandfather) was head of Brown Brothers Harriman, which financed the construction of the Nazi war machine.

Naturally if you can create money out of thin air, your first instinct is to buy tangible assets with it. There is a powerful impulse to use debt to control nations and take over their real assets. This is the essence of the so-called Third World Debt crisis. Dedicated to owning all wealth and enslaving humanity, an irresistible vampire has been unleashed uponthe world

Much of Mullins book is devoted to the subterfuge by which the United States was drawn into its lethal embrace. In 1913, the Owen-Glass Bill gave mostly foreign-controlled banks (posing as "the Federal Reserve") the right to create currency based on the credit of the United States government and to charge it interest for doing it!

To accomplish this, the bankers had to rig the election of 1913 in order to get Woodrow Wilson elected. Then their stooges in Congress passed the legislation on December 22 after their opponents had gone home for Christmas.

"This act establishes the most gigantic trust [cartel] on earth," Congressman Charles Lindbergh said at the time. "When the President signs this bill; the invisible government by the Monetary Power will be legalized. The people may not know it immediately but the day of reckoning is only a few years removed."

Mullins explains that the legislation passed just in time for the American people to finance World War One. After maintaining standing armies for 50 years, European powers no longer could afford the luxury of another war. But the U.S. was relatively debt free and made the whole thing possible.

What would WWI have been without Germany? Apparently Germany was not self-sufficient in food and would have had to sit out this war. In the nick of time, the bankers organized something called "The Belgium Relief Committee" which channeled billions of dollars worth of U.S. meat and potatoes not to Belgium but to Germany. When Edith Cavell, an American working in a Belgium hospital pointed this out, British intelligence had the Germans arrest and execute her.

Mullins makes a convincing case that every U.S. President since Wilson has been a lackey of the bankers. J.F. Kennedy was assassinated because he started to print his own U.S. government-backed currency. This is also the transgression that led to the murders of Presidents Abraham Lincoln and James Garfield.

Last year alone, the American people paid $360 billion in interest to the bankers. To maintain this massive fraud, the bankers enforce an iron grip on the political and cultural organs of the nation. According to Mullins, "The New York Times" is owned by the Kuhn Loeb while "The Washington Post" is owned by Lazard Freres. In Europe the Rothschilds own Reuters as well as the French and German news services.

I presume US publishers, TV networks and movie producers are similarly beholden. Rockefellers, Carnegies and the Fords endow the nations' libraries and universities. Journalists and professors dutifully parrot fantasies about democracy and freedom. Mind control laboratories run by the CIA and the British army (TheTavistock Institute) dream up ways to manipulate and undermine the population. The psychological sterilization of the human female ("feminism") is an example.

The "War on Terror" is part of the banking cabal's plan to consolidate its grip on humanity in a friendly (or not so friendly) fascist "New World Order." They want to secure their political, economic and social grip on the obstreperous Muslim world, as well as build up a security apparatus in case the docile populations of the West become restive.

Well, at least the cosmic battle between Good and Evil is out in the open at last!

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Related video and article:

Is Anyone Minding the Store at the Federal Reserve?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJqM2tFOxLQ
Rep. Alan Grayson asks the Federal Reserve Inspector General about the trillions of dollars lent or spent by the Federal Reserve and where it went, and the trillions of off balance sheet obligations. Inspector General Elizabeth Coleman responds that the IG does not know and is not tracking where this money is.

U.S. Taxpayers Risk $9.7 Trillion on Bailout Programs
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=washingtonstory&sid=aGq2B3XeGKok
Feb. 9 (Bloomberg) -- The stimulus package the U.S. Congress is completing would raise the government’s commitment to solving the financial crisis to $9.7 trillion, enough to pay off more than 90 percent of the nation’s home mortgages. The Federal Reserve, Treasury Department and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation have lent or spent almost $3 trillion over the past two years and pledged up to $5.7 trillion more. The Senate is to vote this week on an economic-stimulus measure of at least $780 billion. It would need to be reconciled with an $819 billion plan the House approved last month.Only the stimulus bill to be approved this week, the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program passed four months ago and $168 billion in tax cuts and rebates enacted in 2008 have been voted on by lawmakers. The remaining $8 trillion is in lending programs and guarantees, almost all under the Fed and FDIC. Recipients’ names have not been disclosed.“We’ve seen money go out the back door of this government unlike any time in the history of our country,” Senator Byron Dorgan, a North Dakota Democrat, said on the Senate floor Feb. 3. “Nobody knows what went out of the Federal Reserve Board, to whom and for what purpose. How much from the FDIC? How much from TARP? When? Why?” CLIP




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From: http://www.henrymakow.com/ussr_-_a_social_catastrophe_bu.html

USSR - Illuminati Experiment Was "Social Catastrophe"

May 20, 2009

by Henry Makow Ph.D.

As we edge toward world government, it pays to recall the Illuminati's last great social experiment, Soviet Communism, which Juri Lina describes as a "social catastrophe."

In his book, "Under the Sign of the Scorpion" (2002), the Estonian writer says about 150 million people died as a result of the Bolshevik Revolution, subsidized by the Illuminati (Masonic Jewish) banking cartel. The West pretended to oppose the Bolsheviks but in fact defended them and betrayed the White Russians who were our allies in WWI. The Bolsheviks would have lost except for Western intervention. (322)

An additional 60 million people were murdered under Chinese Communism. These Satanic regimes "gripped the... people by the hair of their heads" (Winston Churchill) and brutally destroyed two advanced civilizations. The Illuminati central bankers still run the world. If "Past is Preface," are we being set up for similar brutal treatment? Is this the reason why the truth about these "revolutions" is suppressed? Why we are being dumbed, degraded and trivialized?

INSIDE STORY

Juri Lina claims that the USSR was ruled by Jewish gangsters. Soviet "anti-Semitism" was the spin they put on their gang wars. Marxist ideology was a smokescreen. Josef Stalin was a Jew who spoke Yiddish and married Jewish women. He was diagnosed as a "paranoid hysteric" by a doctor he murdered for revealing this. He had an inferiority complex due to being only five foot one inch tall and employed a stand-in for public appearances. He murdered his second wife in 1932 when she accused him of genocide. Like Lenin, another Jew (who died of syphilis) Stalin was also bisexual. (pp. 284-286). These are the freaks the Illumati bankers put in power.

Stalin was under the influence of another Jew, Lazar Kaganovich (and married his sister.) Kaganowich played on Stalin's paranoia to murder over 20 million Comunist party leaders, functionaries, and army officers, especially those aware of his nefarious deeds. Stalin and Kaganovich were after their rivals' gold. During the Great Terror of 1934-38, NKVD Officers began wearing a new symbol on their sleeves, a sword and serpent. "This symbolized the struggle of the cabbalistic Jews against their enemies," Lina writes. "There is no devil according to the Talmud. Satan and God are united in Yahweh." (301)

At the peak of Stalin and Kaganovich's terror in 1937-38, executions reached 40,000 a month. Alexander Solzhenitsyn estimated a million executed and another two million died in death camps. Literaturnaya Rossiya estimated total deaths due to murdder, induced starvation and maltreatment at 147 million, five million a year for the period 1918-1938. Lina points out that many killed were women and children who were classed as "enemies of the people." After all "they cost money" i.e. were "useless eaters" in Communist eyes.

Huge mass graves surround the major cities of the USSR. One containing 100,000 bodies was found in Kuropaty, six miles from Minsk. Every night from 1937 to June 1941, the NKVD lined people up at the grave side, gagged abd blind-folded. To save bullets, the executioners tried to kill two people with one shot. (303)

At the peak of the terror, the NKVD began gassing people to death in lorries. The West considered all this to be normal. Bernard Shaw said nations had the right to eliminate undesirables. The US ambassador to Moscow, Joseph Davies, a Freemason, was especially enthusiatic about the show trials. (304)

The USSR lost an additional 35-45 million people during the Second World War. The historian Nikolai Tolstoi claims that half of these were actually killed by the Bolsheviks and blamed on the Nazis. During campaigns against counter revolutionaires in 1949-1952 another five million people were murdered. (307)

Apart from the Holomodor (1932-32) which killed 15 million Ukrainians, there was another (lesser known) organized famine in the Ukraine in 1946-1947 to put down political resistance. This killed two million. Another million Russians were killed or irradiated in 1954 when the Communists tested an atomic weapon on their own people. (318)  

SATANIC GENOCIDE SPONSORED BY THE WEST

The Bolshevik Revolution was totally organized and financed by Illuminati bankers (Schiff, Rockefeller, Warburg etc.) and the German government, which they controlled. (206)

Anthony Sutton found that 95% per cent of Soviet technology came from the US or their allies. He said the Communists couldn't have lasted "one day" without Western aid. While pretending to be engaged in a "Cold War," the West actually provided billions in direct military and economic aid to the Soviets. How else have a war? (322)

A quarter million tractors were needed for the "collectivization" of the Kulak farmers land. With financing from Kuhn Loeb, 80 US companies participated in building three huge tractor factories. These were also used for building tanks.

Under the Rapallo Treaty signed in April 1922, German consortiums built numerous airplane, locomotive and munitions factories throughout the USSR. Krupp built tanks and submarines in Leningrad and Rostov. German troops rehearsed Blitzkreig tactics on Russian soil. Clearly the Illuminati elite sponsors both sides of every conflict. Without this industrial activity and economic aid, the USSR would have quickly failed.

The West's Illuminati politicians and financiers didn't lose any sleep over the executions or the 15 million sent to the Gulag. (343) Their newspapers suppressed this information. They are as guilty as the NKVD executioners, and it was all done on our dime.

"The Western financial elite wanted to use market economy capitalism as an anvil and Communism as a hammer to rule the world and entirely subdue it," Lina writes.

Eventually the cost of maintaining the USSR became too heavy, and the new Russia was born, under the Freemasons Yeltzin and Putin.

The same gang of Satanists and mass murderers continue to rule our planet. Our politicians are their conscious or unconscious agents. This doesn't bode well for the New World Order. A thin patina of law and civilized tradition separate us from the barbarism and chaos experienced in Russia.

We live in a fool's paradise. The price of not bringing these monsters to justice for crimes like 9-11 is that they continue to inflict their madness on the human race.

---

Henry Makow
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Makow
Henry Makow (born November 12, 1949 in Zürich, Switzerland) is a Canadian political theorist, author, columnist, and inventor of the boardgame Scruples. As a baby, he moved with his family to Canada, settling in Ottawa. At the age of 11 he began to write the syndicated advice-to-parents column "Ask Henry," which ran in 50 newspapers in the early 1960s and was published in book form in 1962. He received his Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Toronto in 1982, and lives in Winnipeg. In 1984, he invented Scruples, a game of moral dilemmas which was translated into five languages and sold seven million copies worldwide. Makow sees a hidden hand shaping modern history according to a long-term occult (satanic) agenda. He argues that democracy today is a charade and serves as an instrument of social control; the mass media generally stifles information and channels thought; and popular entertainment degrades us and diverts the audience from what is really happening. The occult force, which operates through freemasonry, is empowered by the London-based central banking cartel which must bring about world tyranny to defend its monopoly on credit. His most recent collection, Illuminati: The Cult that Hijacked the World (2008), documents this view of history.

Illuminati: The Cult that Hijacked the World
http://www.amazon.com/Illuminati-Cult-that-Hijacked-World/dp/1439211485
Review
Henry Makow is extremely dangerous. Because he is so bold and original, his ideas provoke---dare I say it---thought. Dr. Makow thoroughly explains the conspiracy for world government. That is why it is trying to shut him down. Read this book! -- Alan Stang
I recently purchased and read "Cruel Hoax," and "Illuminati, The Cult That Hijacked the World." Both brilliant in their own unique way. Although I'm not a stranger to the subject, they offered insights that I find valuable. Of all the books that I have, your books are the ones that I will encourage my children to read and actually study.-- Michael

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Bizarre and incredible as it sounds, humanity has been colonized by a satanic cult called the Illuminati. This cult represents Masonic and Jewish bankers who finagled a monopoly over government credit which allows them to charge interest on funds they create out of nothing. Naturally they want to protect this prize by translating it into a political and cultural monopoly. This takes the form of a totalitarian world government dedicated to Lucifer, who represents their defiance of God. Thus, the people who hold our purse strings are conspiring against us. To distract and control us, they have used a vast occult network (Freemasonry) to infiltrate most organizations, especially government, intelligence agencies, education and the mass media. We are being re-engineered to serve the Illuminati. They undermine institutions like marriage and religion, and promote depravity, dysfunction, corruption and division. They have orchestrated two world wars and are planning a third. Henry Makow describes this conspiracy and shows how human history is unfolding according to Illuminati plan.

Illuminati Sex Slaves Paint Horrifying Picture (September 21, 2008)
http://www.henrymakow.com/000683.html
Two women tortured, brainwashed and prostituted by the Illuminati paint a disturbing picture of how the world is really run. Both say they were prostituted to world leaders as children.They are Brice Taylor, author of Thanks for the Memories (1999) and Cathy O'Brien (with Mark Phillips) author of Trance-Formation of America (1995).These books are consistent and confirm the revelations of Illuminati programmer "Svali" ("Illuminati Defector Details Pervasive Conspiracy.") If you want to understand the world, you must read these three women.Essentially every country is run by a shadow government, which owes its loyalty to the New World Order controlled by a 13-member Illuminati Council.According to Svali, "each ruler represents an area of Europe held under its sway; and each one represents an ancient dynastic bloodline." American leaders are often direct descendants, whether legitimate or illegitimate.According to Taylor, Henry Kissinger is the CEO for the Illuminati who naturally prefer to remain in the shadows. Our political leaders are chosen by their moral frailties, blackmail-ability, and willingness to advance the Illuminati plan. Strings are pulled and they mysteriously rise to prominence. It doesn't matter which party they belong to. They secretly serve the "Cause."Many are products of a life that may include pedophilia, drug trafficking and consumption, child pornography, bestiality, mind control, rape, torture, satanic rituals and human sacrifices. They are given many opportunities to indulge their vices, which ensures continued obedience and solidarity. Drug trafficking, white slavery, prostitution and pornography finance secret New World Order programs. Elements of the CIA, FBI, Coast Guard, Military, and police are all involved, as is the Mafia.This information may upset or enrage some people. I could not bring myself to read these books for over two years. The torture and depravity they describe is excruciating. My mental filters would not accept it. Writing about it is difficult.The public has a child-like trust in its leaders, especially Presidents. The charge that they really belong to a sadistic, criminal, traitorous syndicate is a betrayal on the scale of incest.We respond with denial and anger. We don't want to admit that we are dupes and our perception of reality is false. Dumbed down, we are incapable of common sense and concerted action. We refuse to contemplate what they may have in store. Better to ridicule the messenger and change the channel.These women could have remained silent and found some much deserved peace and happiness. Instead they are taking great risks to warn humanity of the danger. Are we going to listen? SEX ROBOTS -- Both Cathy O'Brien and Brice Taylor were victims of the CIA's MK-Ultra mind control program, which is designed to create human robots to serve functions ranging from prostitutes to couriers to killers.Their families belong to secret satanic sects that sexually abuse their children generation after generation to produce the trauma which causes multiple personality disorder. In this traumatized condition the mind splinters into many compartments. Victims exhibit extraordinary powers of recollection and endurance and can be easily programmed to do anything.These cults operate within many organizations including charities, churches, boys/girls clubs, Masonic lodges, day cares and private schools. Society is being subjected to the same type of trauma-based programming using constant war and atrocities that include Auschwitz, Hiroshima, the Kennedy assassinations, Sept. 11 and Abu Ghraib. We are being collectively desensitized on the one hand, and programmed to focus on sex, violence, trivia and empty social rituals on the other. Both women were sexually abused as babies. CLIP




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From: http://www.truthout.org/053109Y

Afghanistan's Untold Story

Book Review by Ryan Croken -- 31 May 2009

America has many virtues; collective memory is not one of them. When history is invoked in the theater of the mass media, it generally appears as either sanitized nostalgia from our civic religion (something about the Founding Fathers), or as a one-sided flashback designed to give some oomph to some -ism (something about Hitler). Pandemic amnesia is a dangerous affliction for a democracy under any circumstances, but when it comes to our current - that is, our continuing - engagement with Afghanistan, the disorder may very well prove fatal.
    
Fortunately for us, there's still hope. History doesn't repeat itself; we repeat it, and we are only doomed to do so if we don't apprise ourselves of it. For this reason, I strongly recommend Elizabeth Gould and Paul Fitzgerald's new book, "Invisible History: Afghanistan's Untold Story." Thirty years in the making, this deeply researched book is bursting with overlooked facts and unauthorized insights. Through their erudition, prescience and passion, Gould and Fitzgerald have provided us with an urgent and necessary history, one that pierces through the haze of misinformation that has, for far too long, obscured the guiding light of an authentic past.
    
The timeliness of this book cannot be overstated. As the US government, still without a clearly articulated strategy, calls for a heavily militarized escalation of forces into a conflict that cannot be resolved through military means, we would be well advised to arm ourselves with the wisdom of the historical record. As it now stands, President Obama is being led into the graveyard of empires by the same misguided philosophers of war that helped spawn this disaster in the first place. It's time for new, empowered, alternative voices to rise up from an informed American public and enter the fray.
    
"Invisible History" is divided into three main sections. The first section, which covers Afghanistan's history from antiquity to 1970, is a bit difficult to keep up with, as it traverses vast expanses of time at a whirlwind pace. Nevertheless, this section explores important historical movements and moments that are essential to understanding Afghanistan's modern condition: the drawing of the Durand Line; the Great Game; the drafting of a 1923 constitution that gave women the right to vote; Afghanistan's Hindu and Buddhist roots and the invasion attempts of Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, the Arab armies, the British armies and about a dozen other major intruders.
    
Some of this stuff is, literally, ancient history, but its reverberations still pulse through the cultures and tensions of Afghanistan today. The aforementioned events, for example, find their expression in the border crisis with Pakistan, the Pashtun nationalism issue and Afghanistan's inveterate disdain for uninvited, imperial guests. Viewing Afghanistan through the wider scope of time prevents us from forming historical flash judgments, and helps to immunize us from the mythology and propaganda that currently dominate public discussions of Afghanistan and its relation to the West.
    
The second section of "Invisible History" limits its focus to the years between 1970 and 2001. Many readers will find this section more immediately relevant to current events, as it deals almost exclusively with the prelude, battle and aftermath of the Soviet-Afghan war and the shadowed (yet starring) role that the United States played in this tragedy. This is a shameful chapter in US history, and one that remains largely unread. Gould and Fitzgerald provide an almost play-by-play account of the behind-the-scenes machinations of the political figures that helped to orchestrate this most ambitious and expensive of covert operations, whereby the CIA funneled billions of dollars through Pakistan's primary intelligence agency to recruit, arm and indoctrinate the fractious and fanatical militia forces collectively referred to as "the mujahedin."
    
Working in concert with Saudi financiers and ideologues like Osama bin Laden, and driven by the myopic zealotry of American Cold War hawks, the United States used Afghanistan as a sacrificial arena to, in the words of Jimmy Carter's national security adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski, "give the Soviets their Vietnam." In what would later reveal itself to be the most tragic of ironies in our nation's history, the United States amassed and dispatched an army of international jihadists (we called them "freedom fighters" back then) to storm into Afghanistan and bleed the Russians to death.
    
Already on the brink of implosion, the USSR collapsed soon after the conflict. But along with its demise came one of the most unfathomable humanitarian catastrophes in modern history. One million Afghans were killed during the war. Five million fled to neighboring countries. Two million were internally displaced. The nation's infrastructure was reduced to rot and rubble, and the landscape was scarred and pockmarked with landmines, many of which still claim victims today. In addition to the dead, over four million Afghans were horribly maimed or disabled.
    
But this was just the beginning of Afghanistan's nightmare. After the Soviet collapse, a "victorious" United States abandoned the country it had just helped turn into a haven for violent extremism. America's sole objective had been achieved, and it foolishly believed that it had no real strategic interest in a stable Afghanistan. Meanwhile, the mujahedin forces - steroidal with US-supplied military technologies - fought against the Afghan government, and then against one another, until the Taliban finally rolled into Kabul and took power. The Taliban, brainwashed in Pakistani madrassas indirectly constructed with US tax dollars, had more in common with the virulent pan-Islamism of al-Qaeda than with Afghanistan's traditionally moderate society. They brought a brutal, medieval agenda to Afghanistan, and provided sanctuary to a non-native terrorism that would eventually find its way back to American shores.
    
In this manner, the development and rise of the Taliban was a direct consequence of America's intentional destabilization and radicalization of Afghanistan. Yet, despite the shock-value and enormous pertinence of this story, it remains in the margins of our national narrative, even after the events of 9/11. This gaping hole in our national consciousness, aside from being unfaithful to the past, has set us on a course for disaster in the future. As Sima Wali, Afghan refugee and author of the book's introduction, writes, "the void of accurate historical information on the origin of [the Taliban] has resulted in a succession of dangerous, counterproductive policy initiatives from Washington. The consequences of these initiatives have negated any chance for a successful restoration of an Afghan republic, opened Afghanistan to cross-border raids from Pakistan while at the same time providing a platform for the resurgence of Taliban."
    
With this is mind, we turn to the third and final section of the book, in which Gould and Fitzgerald highlight the dramatic failures of the war in Afghanistan from 2001 onwards, and then offer prescriptions for an acceptable resolution to the conflict. Not surprisingly, what we have been doing wrong is often the opposite of what we could be doing right. Here are a few of the authors' central recommendations to President Obama:

1.) Stop bombing innocent civilians. It's unconscionable, and it makes terrorists out of the people whose support we need. 

2.) Stop destroying the poppy harvest. This also alienates Afghan civilians, as many of their lives depend on the sale of poppies. Create financial incentives for farmers to grow other crops, and consider purchasing the rest of the poppies for the legal manufacture of pain relief medications, of which there is currently a worldwide shortage.

3.) Get serious about reconstruction efforts and the effective deployment of desperately needed humanitarian aid. Gould and Fitzgerald interviewed an aid worker in Afghanistan who said that the US would have been more successful if we had just flown over the countryside and dumped money out of the window. Afghanistan needs schools and streets to function. Apportion more money for these purposes and less for weapons. Fire corrupt and inept private contractors.

4.) Bring fresh voices to the table. There are some disturbingly familiar faces in President Obama's circle of advisers. The very same people who led the crusade to arm terrorists and destabilize Afghanistan 30 years ago should not be in charge of disarming terrorists and stabilizing Afghanistan today. Ditch the coterie of failed thinkers who - through their hegemonic delusions and addiction to war - have led us to this ledge.

5.) Realize that what is good for the people of Afghanistan is also good for the people of the United States. As Gould and Fitzgerald explain: "Cosmopolitan and friendly, [Afghans] are beautiful, funny, proud and smart. Think of them that way and how they can be helped to make the country safe again." All actions should emanate from an understanding of this basic principle.
    
Finally, after delineating about a half dozen other concrete proposals, the authors call on us to do some deep thinking about our post-9/11 national identity. September 11 did not signal the beginning of a new world; it merely reminded us, savagely, that we live in the real one, which is an interconnected one, where nation affects nation, and where past affects present and future. The authors attune us to this connection because it is only at this locus that we can have a mature and fruitful conversation - free from hysteria and faux-patriotism - about who we are, who we've been and who we want to become.
    
"Invisible History" shows us that we now have an opportunity to transform ourselves through an honest confrontation with our past: a confrontation that would lead us to reorient our national policies around the tabernacle of our professed moral values. If we choose to ignore this opportunity, and once again turn a blind eye to history and its lessons, then we may find ourselves in grave danger, not just from the threat of terrorist attacks, but from falling victim to the same folly that has toppled empires throughout history. To this point, the authors conclude their book with a word of warning: "If our government has no other purpose than to serve the fantasies of its own defense intellectuals in their desire to create new ways of making endless war, then we are in serious trouble and, like the Soviet Union, Afghanistan will be our final test."
    
More information about the book, published by City Lights, and its authors is available at http://www.invisiblehistory.com

Some of the comments posted there:

I don't believe the narrative of 9/11/2001 we have been told. The only confessions came from people who had been tortured. The behavior of the buildings I see on video of that day belie the official story that they collapsed due to fire. I simply don't believe that the reason we went to Afghanistan was to attack the mujahadin in the first place. We went to Afghanistan because of Caspian basin oil and the new "Great Game." National Security adviser James Jones has been playing a leading role in that game for years. He was on the board of Chevron when he was picked by Obama to be his National Security adviser. The steps they have taken are consistent with Chevron's plans to build a pipeline through Afghanistan to transport Caspian oil to the Arabian sea.

You are right about 9-11. It was nothing more than a false flag to get us over there. They don't want gitmo prisoners in our regular jails, some truth might come out. Until the people of the USA look at the facts and science of 9-11 and realize that it was all planned nothing will change. Look at now unclassified documents of the Bay of Pigs and USS Liberty. Americans are unaware of just how horrendous the elite that rule America are. The controlled media controls it all for them. If people knew the truth there would be a revolt. Those that know need to be writing articles of opinion in there local newspaper revealing the truth, a National newspaper owned BY THE PEOPLE need to be started. We ARE NOT living in a democracy!

I, sadly, can't see the USA or any western "democracy" (there is a fat lie!) getting anywhere close to this kind of self awareness. We are doomed to listen to and regurgitate talkshow hosts phobic bs forever and ever and ever and ever... Sorry Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebonon, Nicaragua, Vietnam, etc, etc, etc - but the "people" don't want to know.

The comments thus far certainly say what I think. My only addition is a suggestion that there are two parts to the so-called "amnesia". The manipulative "false flag" aspect of our foreign policy has no "amnesia", while the general public's so called "amnesia" is more a deficit of knowledge and a generic laziness about the functions of intellect and analysis. There was nothing for "them" to forget!

Finally!! Someone's stated the all-too-obvious solution to Afghanistan's "drug problem" - Just Buy the Damn Stuff!! Is that too hard a concept for the world's leading Capitalist society to think up??? Use the 'Godfather Principle' - Make 'em an offer they can't refuse... it couldn't be any more expensive than what we're spending trying to stop the afghan peasant farmers from growing the opium poppies and it would provide them a cash boost they desperately need. Think we could outbid the Taliban and cut off their cash supply? Besides that, pain-killing drugs are often unavailable or in short supply in Africa and elsewhere around the world. Processing the raw opium into morphine and other analgesics and selling them at rock-bottom prices (or better yet, give them away) to needy nations around the world is a double-win.

Related article:

The U.S. and Afghan Tragedy (February 18, 2009)
http://www.fpif.org/fpiftxt/5878
(...) The United States sent more than $8 billion to Pakistani military dictator Zia al-Huq, who dramatically increased the size of the Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) to help support Afghan mujahedeen in their battle against the Soviets and their puppet government. Their goal, according to the late Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, was "to radicalize the influence of religious factions within Afghanistan." The ISI helped channel this American money, and billions more from oil-rich American allies, from the Gulf region to extremists within the Afghan resistance movement.Extremist EducationThe Reagan administration sensed the most hard-line elements of the resistance were less likely to reach negotiated settlements, but the goal was to cripple the Soviet Union, not free the Afghan people. Recognizing the historically strong role of Islam in Afghan society, they tried to exploit it to advance U.S. policy goals. Religious studies along militaristic lines were given more importance than conventional education in the school system for Afghan refugees in Pakistan. The number of religious schools (madrassas) educating Afghans rose from 2,500 in 1980 at the start of Afghan resistance to over 39,000. The United States encouraged the Saudis to recruit Wahhabist ideologues to come join the resistance and teach in refugee institutes. While willing to contribute billions to the war effort, the United States was far less generous in providing refugees with funding for education and other basic needs, which was essentially outsourced to the Saudis and the ISI. Outside of some Western non-governmental organizations like the International Rescue Committee, secular education was all but unavailable for the millions of Afghan refugees living in Pakistan. None of these projects could match the impact the generous funding for religious education and scholarships to Islamic schools in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere. As a result, the only education that became available was religious indoctrination, primarily of the hard-line Wahhabi tradition. The generous funding of religious institutions during wartime made it the main attraction of free education, clothing, and boarding for poor refugee children. Out of these madrassas came the talibs (students), who later became the Taliban.This was no accident. It seemed that such policies were intentionally initiated that way to drag young Afghans towards extremism and war, and to be well prepared not only to fight a war of liberation, but to fight the foes and rivals of foreigners at the expense of Afghan destruction and blood. And the indoctrination and resulting radicalization of Afghan youth that later formed the core of the Taliban wasn't simply from outsourcing but was directly supported by the U.S. government as well, such as through textbooks issued by the U.S. Agency for International Development for refugee children between 1986 and 1992, which were designed to encourage such militancy. CLIP




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From: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article6350303.ece

Billionaire club in bid to curb overpopulation

America's richest people meet to discuss ways of tackling a 'disastrous' environmental, social and industrial threat

John Harlow, Los Angeles -- May 24, 2009

SOME of America’s leading billionaires have met secretly to consider how their wealth could be used to slow the growth of the world’s population and speed up improvements in health and education.

The philanthropists who attended a summit convened on the initiative of Bill Gates, the Microsoft co-founder, discussed joining forces to overcome political and religious obstacles to change.

Described as the Good Club by one insider it included David Rockefeller Jr, the patriarch of America’s wealthiest dynasty, Warren Buffett and George Soros, the financiers, Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York, and the media moguls Ted Turner and Oprah Winfrey.

These members, along with Gates, have given away more than £45 billion since 1996 to causes ranging from health programmes in developing countries to ghetto schools nearer to home.

They gathered at the home of Sir Paul Nurse, a British Nobel prize biochemist and president of the private Rockefeller University, in Manhattan on May 5. The informal afternoon session was so discreet that some of the billionaires’ aides were told they were at “security briefings”.

Stacy Palmer, editor of the Chronicle of Philanthropy, said the summit was unprecedented. “We only learnt about it afterwards, by accident. Normally these people are happy to talk good causes, but this is different – maybe because they don’t want to be seen as a global cabal,” he said.

Some details were emerging this weekend, however. The billionaires were each given 15 minutes to present their favourite cause. Over dinner they discussed how they might settle on an “umbrella cause” that could harness their interests.

The issues debated included reforming the supervision of overseas aid spending to setting up rural schools and water systems in developing countries. Taking their cue from Gates they agreed that overpopulation was a priority.

This could result in a challenge to some Third World politicians who believe contraception and female education weaken traditional values.

Gates, 53, who is giving away most of his fortune, argued that healthier families, freed from malaria and extreme poverty, would change their habits and have fewer children within half a generation.

At a conference in Long Beach, California, last February, he had made similar points. “Official projections say the world’s population will peak at 9.3 billion [up from 6.6 billion today] but with charitable initiatives, such as better reproductive healthcare, we think we can cap that at 8.3 billion,” Gates said then.

Patricia Stonesifer, former chief executive of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which gives more than £2 billion a year to good causes, attended the Rockefeller summit. She said the billionaires met to “discuss how to increase giving” and they intended to “continue the dialogue” over the next few months.

Another guest said there was “nothing as crude as a vote” but a consensus emerged that they would back a strategy in which population growth would be tackled as a potentially disastrous environmental, social and industrial threat.

“This is something so nightmarish that everyone in this group agreed it needs big-brain answers,” said the guest. “They need to be independent of government agencies, which are unable to head off the disaster we all see looming.”

Why all the secrecy? “They wanted to speak rich to rich without worrying anything they said would end up in the newspapers, painting them as an alternative world government,” he said.




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From: http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/Earth2100/story?id=7697237&page=1

ABC News 'Earth 2100': the Final Century of Civilization?

Planet at Risk: Experts Warn Population Growth, Resource Depletion, Climate Change Could Bring Catastrophe in Next Century

By ALEXA DANNER

May 29, 2009

It's an idea that most of us would rather not face -- that within the next century, life as we know it could come to an end. Our civilization could crumble, leaving only traces of modern human existence behind.

It seems outlandish, extreme -- even impossible. But according to cutting edge scientific research, it is a very real possibility. And unless we make drastic changes now, it could very well happen.

Experts have a stark warning: that unless we change course, the "perfect storm" of population growth, dwindling resources and climate change has the potential to converge in the next century with catastrophic results.

Watch "Earth 2100," a two-hour television event, Tuesday, June 2, at 9 p.m. ET.

In order to plan for the worst, we must anticipate it. In that spirit, guided by some of the world's experts, ABC News' "Earth 2100," hosted by Bob Woodruff, will journey through the next century and explore what might be our worst-case scenario.

But no one can predict the future, so how do we address the possibilities that lie ahead? Our solution is Lucy, a fictional character devised by the producers at ABC to guide us through the twists and turns of what the next 100 years could look like. It is through her eyes and experiences that we can truly imagine the experts' worst-case scenario -- and be inspired to make changes for the better.

The Future: It's Nearer Than We Think

By 2015, there are expected to be hopeful signs. Experts predict alternative energy solutions that are currently in their infancy will gain momentum. Windmills may sprout up everywhere. Off the coast of Scotland, a sprawling wave farm will harvest renewable energy from the ocean. Vatican City will meet all of its energy needs with solar power. And the U.S. will produce cleaner, more fuel efficient vehicles in accordance with newly unveiled emissions guidelines.

But will it be enough? In 2015, global demand for fossil fuels could be massive and growing, but experts say oil will be harder to find and far more expensive to consume.

"We have no new source of energy on the horizon that's currently capable of being developed on a large enough scale to replace the supply of oil in any near- term framework," says Michael Klare, professor of peace and world security studies at Hampshire College.

If the cost of gasoline skyrockets, few may be able to afford to maintain the lifestyles to which we've grown accustomed. There may be a mass exodus from the suburbs, as driving gas-fueled cars becomes nearly impossible economically. But will that convince us to change our ways?

"Until we have a crisis of some kind, I don't think we're going to be motivated to make the really deep changes in the way we use energy, the technologies we use, the density of our cities, our travel patterns," says Thomas Homer-Dixon, a political science professor and author of "The Upside of Down."

The imagined crises in Lucy's futuristic world come in the forms of earthshaking hurricanes spawned by over-reliance on climate-damaging coal and other nonrenewable resources. What if climate change in our world is actually much closer than we think? Many experts say we have to start seriously reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2015, or we may pass a point of no return.

"If we continue on the business as usual trajectory, there will be a tipping point that we cannot avert," says John P. Holdren, science advisor to President Obama. "We will indeed drive the car over the cliff."

Scientists predict that by 2020, global catastrophes may well begin to accelerate. The human population is expected to explode and animal species may be dying off at a rapid rate. As the world becomes more chaotic, the costs of mending it would grow more and more daunting. By 2030, gradually rising temperatures may have shifted rainfall patterns around the globe, and many experts warn much of the world may face serious shortages of our most basic need -- water.

"By 2030, two-thirds of the world's population will be under water stress," says Janine Benyus, science writer and founder of the Biomimicry Institute.

Some cities will have the forethought to plan ahead. Starting in 2009, San Diego began building huge desalination plants to turn ocean water into an abundance of fresh water. But in the middle of the country, people may be running out -- and there may well not be funds to transport it from the coast. If and when a place like Tucson, Ariz., runs dry, people will panic.

"Something that will catch people's attention is the first rich city that just runs out of water," says Homer-Dixon.

Americans may well meet these challenges with resourcefulness and work hard to keep the threats at bay. But even as things stabilize on the home front, experts predict hundreds of thousands of environmental refugees may begin streaming through Europe, fleeing droughts and famines. Millions of Latin Americans could align on the U.S. border seeking entry, and some could encounter violent resistance.

"I can't imagine the horrors that will take place on the border as millions of refugees try to get into the United States," says Klare.

History Repeats Itself

In the history of Earth, there have been five mass extinctions in which at least half the species on the planet disappeared. Scientists believe the extinctions were brought on by natural disasters -- massive volcanic eruptions, rapid climate changes and meteors hitting Earth.

Today, scientists say we are in the middle of a "sixth extinction" -- and for the first time, it's being caused by one species -- us. It seems inconceivable that we could do so much damage to our planet that we actually cause society as we know it to collapse. But historical precedent shows that it is, in fact, a very real possibility.

"Every society that collapsed thought it couldn't happen to them," says Joseph Tainter, an expert in anthropology and societal collapse. "The Roman Empire thought it couldn't happen. The Maya civilization thought it couldn't happen. Everyone thought it couldn't happen to them. But it did."

These populations grew too much and exhausted their resources -- and their climate suddenly changed. People were forced to fight each other for what little was left or face starvation. Entire societies broke down.

"Civilizations in the past have lost the fight," says climatologist Heidi Cullen. "They have collapsed as a result of the inability to deal with several different events going on at once. I think the takeaway is that honestly, we are not that special."

Our Current Course: Where We're Headed

If we remain on the current course, it's estimated that by 2050, the world's population may have increased by at least half and many parts of the world may be facing grave shortages of resources. The Southwest U.S. could face an extended drought, while pests threaten crops. As global sea levels rise, much of the world map could be redrawn. People will begin to migrate back to urban areas in search of better lives.

There would likely still be beacons of green living -- massive solar farms may produce enough power to light up entire regions of the country. Towns like Greenburg, Kan., decimated in 2007 by a tornado and rebuilt to be completely self-sustaining, may inspire communities around the globe do the same. But unless the rest of the world gets on board -- and fast -- some experts warn it may just not be enough.

"A few hundred years down the line, they'll look back and say the dark ages began with the twenty-first century," says E. O. Wilson, an award-winning evolutionary biologist and professor at Harvard University.

But just how bad could things get? In one scenario, scientists imagine that by the year 2100, immense storms irreparably damage major metropolises. Streets, subway tunnels, and buildings would flood and begin to rot. The stagnant water would breed filth and displace residents, forcing them into homelessness. Poverty levels and death rates could skyrocket. A new and virulent strain of disease might develop -- then mutate and spread around the globe, potentially claiming tens of thousands of lives.

In this scenario, as the crisis explodes, looting grows rampant, major world powers go to war over water, and millions of people die from famine. Civilization literally collapses under its own weight.




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From: http://www.matthewbooks.com/mm/anmviewer.asp?a=102&z=2

US Memorial Day; variables in ascertaining timing; Illuminati obstructing Obama’s intentions; Cheney; global economy not stabilized; vibratory levels, consciousness; Susan Boyle; misperceptions about NESARA; swine flu; mental disorders no bar to physical ascension; souls reincarnating in same country, religion; Earth’s ascension

May 26, 2009

On behalf of all souls at this station, this is Matthew with loving greetings. It was with mixed emotions that we watched the United States‚ Memorial Day observances. We know these forces of darkness that influence self-serving individuals to start wars and keep them going for more land, more money, more power. More deaths is meaningless to these lords of war, who have lost their conscience and see the death toll as the means to an end. These individuals don't recognize the hypocrisy in annually commemorating the millions whose deaths they caused or the grief their families and friends endure. All of this is sadness for us, including those warmongers who are foundering in darkness. By universal law, they will experience the same suffering they caused, and by divine grace, they will be given opportunities to rise into the light, and that is reason to feel joyous—as an inseparable part of God and all other souls, their acceptance of light elevates the Oneness of All. Another reason for joyousness is, the darkness that captured those souls is but a wisp of its former force on Earth and cannot linger much longer.

We also see the survivors of wars, some with bodies so damaged that their lives and their families‚ lives are radically changed. We see the veterans whose psyches are shattered, many of them lost among the homeless, and the anguish of those who love them. Yet, along with our sadness for all of these souls is also the joy of knowing that they have surged in spiritual growth. Those whose bodies die will know in Nirvana of their leap in soul evolvement, and those who survive with light will be healed when Earth reaches the higher vibrations of her ascension pathway. Yes, either way, these men and women will learn the truth about the wars they fought "for freedom," but in their higher understanding, they will feel forgiveness and compassion for the souls who became enthralled with their power to make killing "patriotic" and those who killed and were killed "heroes"; and all these enlightened souls will become warriors for peace.

Many of you have been waiting for decades for the promised era of love and peace on Earth, others have become aware only recently about the spiritual and physical journey into that era, and most want to know WHEN: When will wars and violence end? When will we meet our space family? When will the truth about 9/11 come out? When will planetary cleansing be completed? When will cruelty to animals and destruction of the environment stop? When will polluting our world cease?

Beloved souls, if we had answers to those and your other "when" questions, we would joyfully share them with you. But until there is no more tumultuousness in Earth's energy field of potential, exact timing of specific milestones cannot be precisely ascertained. If you will put this into the context of approximately six billion souls sending forth energy with their every thought, action and reaction, you can see that countless variables constantly are affecting what happens when. Yes, absolutely all darkness on Earth will have been transmuted into light or vanquished by the end of your year 2012—there is no question whatsoever about that, only about the timing of individual advances as Earth moves into fourth density. Thus we say, patience and steadfastness in the light will give peace of mind and strength of spirit during these transitional stages to the ultimate reward, life in the Golden Age, where the vibrations of love and harmony with all of Nature exceed your grandest expectations.

Because the higher frequencies of the ascension pathway are having a variety of effects, I shall mention those that are of concern to readers: fatigue; weakness; unexplained restlessness; short attention span; forgetfulness; fluctuating emotions of intense sadness or intense joy; uncustomary impatience or angry outbursts; blurred vision; digestive upsets; and the sensation that "insects are on the head." If these, and no doubt many more types of physical, emotional and mental reactions, are of temporary duration or recur in fleeting moments, they may indeed be natural adjustments to the prevailing energies and not cause for seeking therapy. As how to best deal with those symptoms—and to maintain a sound immune system, the best defense against any malady—simply live a healthy lifestyle: get plenty of sleep, drink lots of pure water, eat nutritious food, exercise daily, avoid stressful situations wherever possible, and spend restorative time in silence. However, if any condition becomes more severe or is prolonged, do not assume that it is attributable to changing frequencies but rather, consult a trusted health care specialist. If nothing is organically abnormal, your mind is relieved; and if some condition does need medical attention, you can receive proper treatment.

Moving on to another topic in many minds, that US President Obama's recent decisions are discouraging, just "more of the same." Please remember how often my messages have stated that we are apolitical, impartial and nonjudgmental, that we only report what we observe from our vantage point and information from our many light sources. It is on that basis that I say, the person who wrote that Obama is being "micro-criticized" termed it appropriately.

While some steps in the direction he intends to lead are receiving the congressional support he requires, opposition to major changes still is fervent because Illuminati pressure upon members of Congress still is fierce. It is the same with that country's military forces and the international industrial, banking and commerce complexes. Obama cannot be, nor does he wish to be a dictator, and he inherited a global bag of worms, so to say. What has been called his "flip-flopping" actually is careful and wise maneuvering as he becomes aware of more elements in the insidious web the Illuminati has tightly woven around the globe. Efforts underway—some are "transparent," but of necessity, many more are progressing behind closed doors—will lead to exposure and riddance of the dark influence that has set the direction of many previous administrations and is trying to do the same in the current administration.

In this sense, the government of the United States is not unique—the Illuminati have controlled most governments, institutions, organizations, corporations and business conduct throughout your world. As evidence of this truth emerges into public knowledge, you will see decisive action on numerous fronts to impart integrity and honor to governments and all other bodies that impact life everywhere on Earth. In this moment a number of hot spots of belligerence are considered major threats to world safety. Saber rattling will continue in some areas, but those situations will not blossom into the full scale wars, much less an all-out nuclear war, that some see as inevitable. Progress toward peaceful resolutions in active or imminent war zones will come in stages as Earth continues to move into higher frequencies. In the ever intensifying light, leaders who follow Illuminati orders will be toppled and replaced by wise leaders with integrity and honor. The "black ops" behind terrorist activities will be revealed, the origins of "pandemics" uncovered, chemtrails stopped, mind control measures ended. Incrementally, like a row of dominoes slowing falling, all sources of corruption, deception and vile intent will be unmasked.

We welcome the questions about former US Vice President Cheney's motives in defending the Bush administration's use of torture because there is considerably more significance to his speaking out than may be apparent. As a top Illuminati operator, Cheney wants to reignite the fear of global terrorism—remember, the magnified energy of fear is both the most effective tool of the darkness and the fuel that keeps it going strong. By instilling in the minds of the citizenry that any lesser policy than torture to gather information would imperil the United States and the world, he is attempting to abort Obama's negotiating resolutions to conflicts—that policy would doom Illuminati aims to keep old conflicts brewing and initiate new ones. Cheney is publicly reminding Congress of the leverage held over them, whether in the form of bribes they have accepted, acute embarrassment leading to personal and professional ruin via other kinds of blackmail, or death threats to members or their families—a strong warning that they must continue to toe the Illuminati line. This accounts for congressional furor over the proposed release of the terrorist suspects imprisoned at Guantanamo and lets Cheney prove to his Illuminati colleagues that even outside of the government, he still wields powerful influence within it. And, however unwittingly, he is clearly showing his intense desire for no more discussion about torture. We know his fear that any thorough investigation could lead to his involvement in "9/11," and we can tell you, it already has.

Has the economy stabilized as some statistics indicate? No, and there is far more to this than statistics about banking and stock market activity, unemployment, real estate sales, bankruptcy, lost pension funds and the like. The most honest and astute of your economists are saying what we often have stated: The foundation of the global economy is broken and returning it to former operations is not the solution. Although those economists are not saying what we have told you—the Federal Reserve is an Illuminati-owned banking system and will be dismantled along with other means they have devised to control global finance and commerce—some are speaking out against usurious interest rates on mortgage loans and credit cards as well as decrying the greed and unethical policies that led to the current economic crisis. You may know of their strong statements, but are you seeing them as the evidence they are of increased consciousness-raising facilitated by the higher vibrations prevailing on the planet?

Let us speak about vibrations for a moment. Everything in all of Creation is energy vibrating at one frequency or another, and the vibratory rate determines its consciousness level. Bringing this vibration-consciousness scale down to Earth, it includes inanimate things such as boulders, sand and all manufactured items. Considerably higher on the scale are plants—it is the vibrations of vegetables, fruits and grains that give them their nutritional value and it is the same with medicinal plants—and at the top are trees, whose intelligence and vibrations send forth healing energy in great abundance. The Devic kingdom is aglow with high vibrations that enhance all other life on the planet. It is the cetaceans, not humans, whose vibrations are the highest in the animal kingdom—as a species, the whales and dolphins are the most spiritually and intellectually evolved souls in your world, and they anchor light beamed to Earth from far distant sources.

When a celestial body travels into higher planes of energy, its vibratory levels increase and so do those levels and thus the consciousness of everything that exists on that body. This is what is transpiring on Earth—communication is flowing clearly between Earth and all her life forms and those lives with each other, including energy-sensitive and clairaudient humans. Even though some people may choose to believe this is not even a possibility, the capacity for telepathic communion is an ingredient of every soul, therefore a totally natural occurrence. Regardless of beliefs, everyone on the planet is affected by the higher vibrations because they are magnifying all characteristics and intensifying patterns of behavior. The differences between those who have embraced the light and those who have not are becoming glaringly obvious.

Other sources of high vibrations abound. The forcefulness of wind, fire and water at times "goes off the chart," so to say, and the vibrations of earth continuously sustain and enrich life on the planet. The expression "Take time to smell the roses" has much more wisdom than you may realize—the vibratory levels of floral essences are therapeutic and the fragrance of roses has the highest. Spices and herbs also have therapeutic value and so does the purity of white, the synthesis of all natural colors. But it is symphonies and concertos composed in the eras that you lump under classical that have the most power to stir the strings of the soul because their vibrations are attuned to the tones of the universe. Not surprisingly, at the other end of the vibratory level are odors that cause gasping; muddy colors, like the khaki of many military uniforms; and cacophonous music along with other harsh sounds that shatter balance.

It is with joy that we watch the world's interest in Susan Boyle, and to the readers who requested our thoughts about her sudden popularity, we see this as consciousness-raising on two fronts. First, energy streamers with dark attachments long, long ago patterned third density minds to see beauty as perfect physical form and features and to have diminished interest in individuals whose appearance did not meet those criteria. Aided in much more recent years by relentless advertising and its intended influence on society, that patterning has maintained the standard for who is or is not beautiful, who is or is not worthy of significant notice. Second, melodious tones and lyrics of music with high vibrations lost favor with the masses and raucous noise and vileness in expression gained favor. This is not being critical of the composers, instrumentalists and vocalists—all were responding to the low vibrations when Earth was in travail and more recently, the flailing about of dark energy streamer remnants. Now, suddenly there is Susan! The outpouring of genuine caring and interest in her reflects the world's growing recognition and appreciation of true beauty—her singing that showers the world with high vibrations and, of greater importance, the beauty that radiates from her soul.

I digressed, I know, to take advantage of the opportunity to explain the vital nature of vibrations, and now I return to your questions about the economy. As for my opinion about whether investing in real estate now is wise, please understand that I cannot knowledgeably make recommendations of this sort, but if I could, it is not within my province to do so. Our purpose at this station is to enlighten you about universal laws and put into that context everything that is happening on Earth, and to offer advice for growing spiritually. We understand that the economic turmoil has bred great confusion about investment safety, and in this perplexing situation, we can only advise what applies to every area of uncertainty in these times: Ask within and pay attention to the answers that come as intuition. Heeding these messages from your soul always is the best course.

Most questions about money pertain to NESARA, an acronym for National Economic Security and Reformation Act, and here I have a great deal to say. There are serious misperceptions about this cooperative venture between on- and off-planet souls, and clarification is called for. Succinctly stated, NESARA is the very foundation of Earth's Golden Age. Believing that prior to birth you chose to help create something as wondrous as a world of love, peace and harmony requires an enormous leap in consciousness and spiritual clarity. Enlightenment in such huge measure cannot be imagined in third density, and by universal law, it cannot be imposed; so the thought of specific reforms had to be "seeded" in your consciousness in a way that could be comprehended, and it was introduced in the form of US legislation at the appropriate time in this evolutionary process of unprecedented magnitude and speed.

Although the participation of every person on Earth and countless off-planet souls in spirit worlds and physical civilizations is known by all at soul level, it is conscious thoughts about a desired result that produce it. Because Earth is your current homeland, the energy of your thoughts about the legislation's stated reforms was necessary to initiate action on the planet that would manifest the worldwide reformation and spiritual renewal that is the purpose of NESARA.

Now then, back to the legislation itself. When it was written, the US president and his closest advisers were Illuminati members or under that "umbrella" group's control. One provision of the Act calls for their immediate resignations upon the televised announcement of the legislation's enactment, and a related provision provides for that announcement. Neither of those provisions is applicable now. The incumbent president is one of the principals in the Golden Age master plan that has its basis in NESARA; and Illuminati interference prevented the requisite legal compliance within the timeframe covering those resignations. When that window of opportunity expired, another route leading to the same ultimate goal in the same timeframe was undertaken, and developments along this route have been steadily proceeding ever since.

Other misperceptions about NESARA pertain to its economic provisions. Some believe that shortly after the announcement, a huge sum will be distributed to every person in your world. Others believe that individuals who paid small amounts into private investment programs will receive handsome returns when that Act is formally announced. And there are those who believe that with NESARA's announcement, all mortgage and credit card balances will be wiped clean. That there will be no such announcement is not the reason that those beliefs will not be realized as understood. Always the intention of NESARA has been to end the unconscionable disparity between the world's wealthiest and the impoverished masses, and to abolish the unfair taxation and usurious interest rates that have kept many millions with "nose to the grindstone" just to eke out a living. The vast fortunes immorally and illegally amassed by various Illuminati members and institutions they control will be recovered and distributed on a global basis to the neediest among you, the billions who have been the most exploited and ignored by the greediest; and fair taxation and lending rates will replace the current ones until you reach the consciousness level where money no longer is an issue at all.

We honor the good intent of individuals who share what they believe to be true so as to enlighten and give hope, and without judging them when they err in evaluating information or may not receive it clearly, we say that at times they pass on incorrect information along with the accurate. This is one reason we repeatedly have urged you to develop discernment and heed intuition—quiet the mind and listen with the heart, the seat of the soul wherein all truth is known.

Now then, let us relieve your concerns about mandatory swine flu vaccinations. If this mandate does come to pass, the effects will be harmless because the live virus in the vaccines has been neutralized by space family members‚ technology.

There were more deaths attributed to swine flu in parts of Mexico than elsewhere because due to substandard living conditions, those people's immune systems were seriously compromised; the outbreak was purposefully initiated in those areas.

We could not help smiling at this question: Why is our government so interested in everyone in the country having digital TV? Well, the interest does not stem from the desire that everyone in the United States have the clearest TV reception available. This plan that was devised under the previous administration would enable surveillance of every viewer as well as emit harmful rays. It is unlikely that the former purpose will be used very long, if at all, and the emissions are rendered harmless, also via the technology of your brothers and sisters from other civilizations.

Persons with multiple personalities, or any other mental disorder, have the same opportunity as all other people insofar as the ability to absorb light and undergo the cellular restructuring necessary for physical survival all along Earth's ascension pathway. With rare exception at this time in your history, these individuals chose to experience afflictions of the mind to complete third density karma; by doing so, and if their lifetime longevity choice permits, they will go along with the planet into the higher frequencies where only soundness of health in mind, body and spirit exists, and dis-ease of any kind is healed along the way. Because pre-birth agreements are designed to benefit all persons sharing the lifetime, those who are especially close to an individual with mental, emotional or physical hardships also have great opportunities to grow spiritually. And spiritual growth is the aim of every soul in every lifetime!

Yes, often souls return to the same homeland and religion of previous lifetimes. Usually they choose the same circumstances such as family composition, riches or poverty, health or sickness, high or low intelligence and educational opportunities to once again try to accomplish what they have chosen many times but failed to do so. Other reasons for returning may be as volunteers to assist other principals in the pre-birth agreement complete their contracts or to provide conditions or situations designed for many souls to work on their karmic lessons. Perhaps during life in the spirit world, where deceit in government and the church is known, a soul may return with the chosen mission of trying to right the wrongs. Or, a soul may return to a beloved country or familiar religion to enjoy a tranquil lifetime that balances one with many hardships.

Not only the Council on Foreign Relations and the Bilderbergers, but all darkly clandestine associations and organizations will be literally dis-membered in the higher frequencies, where bodies without light cannot survive.

No, Earth is not ascending as two worlds, one that will reach a higher density than the other. Earth is a soul with one planetary body, and it is rapidly and steadily moving out of third density toward her destination in fifth. The physical bodies of her residents who refuse the light that would enable them to accompany her will die, and the souls automatically will go to any one of a number of different worlds, whichever has the same energy make-up as each soul's lifetime energy registration.

I have chosen to end this message with an endearing and illuminating little story. About two years ago my mother adopted a 13-year old dog who is nearly blind and deaf. On warm, sunny days she takes the dear little fellow out into the yard, where he enjoys roaming and lying on the grass. A few days ago when she went out to ask if he was ready to come in, he said, "No. I‚m still with Nature."  When she asked him what Nature is, he said, "Nature is God outside." 

And now, in farewell I say, all beings of light throughout this universe are beaming their love to assist you every step of your spiritual journey. 

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Received through Suzanne Ward (suzy@matthewbooks.com) - Find out more on Matthew through http://www.matthewbooks.com




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From: http://omega.twoday.net/stories/5715569/

Wi-fi and Wimax: Why You Shouldn't Use Them

Wimax in the U.S

(excerpt)

Did you hear about the big new deal? I'm talking about the deal that will make the whole USA one big hot spot?

In case you didn't see the story here's what's happening.

Sprint and Clearwire have joined forces to build a new 'WiMax' network.Wi-Max is a new wireless technology made to reach way beyond anything in place today. Simply put, Wi-Max is Wi-Fi on steroids.

Here's what I mean: Bluetooth technology will work up to a distance of about 30 feet. A Wi-Fi signal will work up to a distance of about 300 feet. Now get ready for this. WiMax will work up to a distance of 3 miles from a mobile base and up to 30 miles from a stationary base! Did you get that? 30 MILES !!!

(If you want to know more about Wi-Fi and Wi-Max I recently posted an article about this technology at http://ezinearticles.com/?id=1083187 .)

The idea is to cover whole metropolitan cities with a Wi-Max signal.

The goal is to make the USA one great big hot spot. This means we're all going to get blanketed with wireless radiation whether we like it or not 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

This giant network will have "open access" meaning anyone with a compatible device will be able to access it. Web applications like email and videos will also be supported. So it'll be very popular and no doubt will open up wireless access to a much larger segment of the population.

The founding companies hope to have Wi-Max services available to half the U.S. population by 2010 and the whole USA shortly thereafter.

Who's involved in this giant scheme besides Sprint and Clearwire? Well, Comcast is contributing $1.05 billion, Intel is contributing $1 billion, Time Warner Cable is throwing in $550 million and Google another $500 million. Google has already invested $600 million in Clearwire previously.

So those are your major players in this massive electropollution- producing machine. You can figure out why they're kicking in so much money by what they do. They know this is going to be a massive market and they want to capitalize.

We've got a lot of work to do to educate others. You know, it's 30 miles of Wi-Max today but it'll be 300 miles of something else in a year to two. That's just what technology does. Especially when there's no one around to look out for the safety of all those who will be blanketed by this giant Wi-Max cloud. Where are you, FDA?

Lynn Quiring, RPh, CCN, NMD
http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Lynn_Quiring (Many other relevant articles there)

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Related article:

Wi-fi and Wi-max - Why You Shouldn't Use Them
http://ezinearticles.com/?Wi-fi-and-Wi-max---Why-You-Shouldnt-Use-Them&id=1083187
(...) Wi-Fi In European Schools The European Environment Agency is calling for immediate steps to be taken to reduce exposure to Wi-Fi, cell phones and cell phone towers and masts. Recent international scientific reviews have concluded that electromagnetic radiation safety limits are "thousands of times too lenient" and one official British report came to the conclusion that the development of cancer from cell phone use could not be ruled out.Sir William Stewart, chairman of the Health Protection Agency in the UK, is calling for a formal investigation into the hazards of using wireless networks in schools. He's asking that students be monitored for health problems from the networks. Joining him in health concerns over Wi-Fi installations in schools, the Professional Association of Teachers are calling for the Secretary of State for Education in the UK to begin an official inquiry into the issue.Recently, parents of children at an English school have won a major battle in getting a mast tower removed from their school. Parents indicated that both students and staff complained of symptoms such as insomnia, headaches and numbness. It seems 56 percent of children had trouble sleeping, 54 percent developed headaches and migraines, and 46 percent reported dizziness and numbness. 86 percent of staff members had problems sleeping, 59 percent reported headaches, and 95 percent of staff reported fatigue and numbness. Nosebleeds, nausea, and dizziness were also reported. 8Dr. Gerd Oberfield, head of environmental health and medicine in the province of Salzburg, Austria, calls the installation of Wi-Fi "dangerous." In fact, the government in Salzburg has been advising schools not to install Wi-Fi for well over a year now and is considering a complete ban on Wi-Fi networks.Stowe School in Great Britian recently removed its Wi-Fi equipment from its building. One of its schoolmasters who had taught there for 28 years developed headaches and nausea immediately after Wi-Fi was installed. CLIP

NOW CONSIDER THE DEBILITATING EFFECTS ALL THIS ELECTROMAGNETIC POLLUTION IS ALREADY HAVING ON ALL LIFE FORMS AND THE CONSEQUENCES OF FURTHER INCREASING THIS LETHAL AND INVISIBLE SMOG...




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From: http://www.rense.com/general85/mortaa.htm

A Moratorium On Genetically Manipulated (GMO) Foods

By F. William Engdahl

5-21-9

The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM - http://www.aaemonline.org/) has just issued a call for an immediate moratorium on Genetically Manipulated (GMO) Foods.

In a just-released position paper on GMO foods, the AAEM states that 'GM foods pose a serious health risk' and calls for a moratorium on GMO foods. Citing several animal studies, the AAEM concludes 'there is more than a casual association between GMO foods and adverse health effects' and that 'GM foods pose a serious health risk in the areas of toxicology, allergy and immune function, reproductive health, and metabolic, physiologic and genetic health.' The report is a devastating blow to the multibillion dollar international agribusiness industry, most especially to Monsanto Corporation, the world's leading purveyor of GMO seeds and related herbicides.

In a press release dated May 19, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, which describes itself as 'an international association of physicians and other professionals dedicated to addressing the clinical aspects of environmental health,' called immediately for the following emergency measures to be taken regarding human consumption of GMO foods:

* A moratorium on GMO food; implementation of immediate long term safety testing and labelling of GMO food.

* Physicians to educate their patients, the medical community and the public to avoid GMO foods.

* Physicians to consider the role of GMO foods in their patients' disease processes.

* More independent long term scientific studies to begin gathering data to investigate the role of GMO foods on human health.

The AAEM chairperson, Dr Amy Dean notes that 'Multiple animal studies have shown that GM foods cause damage to various organ systems in the body. With this mounting evidence, it is imperative to have a moratorium on GM foods for the safety of our patients' and the public's health.' The President of the AAEM, Dr Jennifer Armstrong stressed that 'Physicians are probably seeing the effects in their patients, but need to know how to ask the right questions. The most common foods in North America which are consumed that are GMO are corn, soy, canola, and cottonseed oil.' The AAEM's position paper on Genetically Modified foods can be found at http:aaemonline.org.

The paper further states that Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) technology 'abrogates natural reproductive processes, selection occurs at the single cell level, the procedure is highly mutagenic and routinely breeches genera barriers, and the technique has only been used commercially for 10 years.'

The AAEM paper further states, 'several animal studies indicate serious health risks associated with GM food consumption including infertility, immune dysregulation, accelerated aging, dysregulation of genes associated with cholesterol synthesis, insulin regulation, cell signalling, and protein formation, and changes in the liver, kidney, spleen and gastrointestinal system.'

They add, 'There is more than a casual association between GM foods and adverse health effects. There is causation as defined by Hill's Criteria in the areas of strength of association, consistency, specificity, biological gradient, and biological plausibility. The strength of association and consistency between GM foods and disease is confirmed in several animal studies.'

GMO is toxic

The AAEM paper should give grounds for official rethinking of the current quasi laissez faire regulatory stance to GMO in which the solemn word of the GMO seed companies such as Monsanto is regarded as scientifically valid proof of safety. The AAEM study is worth citing in detail in this regard:

'Specificity of the association of GM foods and specific disease processes is also supported. Multiple animal studies show significant immune dysregulation, including upregulation of cytokines associated with asthma, allergy, and inflammation. Animal studies also show altered structure and function of the liver, including altered lipid and carbohydrate metabolism as well as cellular changes that could lead to accelerated aging and possibly lead to the accumulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS).Changes in the kidney, pancreas and spleen have also been documented. A recent 2008 study links GM corn with infertility, showing a significant decrease in offspring over time and significantly lower litter weight in mice fed GM corn. This study also found that over 400 genes were found to be expressed differently in the mice fed GM corn. These are genes known to control protein synthesis and modification, cell signalling, cholesterol synthesis, and insulin regulation. Studies also show intestinal damage in animals fed GM foods, including proliferative cell growth and disruption of the intestinal immune system. '

The AAEM study also reviewed the biotechnology industry claims that GMO foods can feed the world through production of higher crop yields. It cited contrary evidence that the opposite appeared to be true, namely that over time GMO harvest yields were lower than conventional yields and required over time, more not less, highly toxic herbicidal chemicals such as glyphosate. The report noted, 'The several thousand field trials over the last 20 years for genes aimed at increasing operational or intrinsic yield (of crops) indicate a significant undertaking. Yet none of these field trials have resulted in increased yield in commercialized major food/feed crops, with the exception of Bt corn.' However, the slight yield gain for Bt corn they report was 'largely due to traditional breeding improvements,' and not to GMO.

They conclude that because GMO foods 'pose a serious health risk in the areas of toxicology, allergy and immune function, reproductive health, and metabolic, physiologic and genetic health and are without benefit, the AAEM believes that it is imperative to adopt the precautionary principle, which is one of the main regulatory tools of the European Union environmental and health policy and serves as a foundation for several international agreements. The most commonly used definition is from the 1992 Rio Declaration that states: 'In order to protect the environment, the precautionary approach shall be widely applied by States according to their capabilities. Where there are threats of serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for postponing cost-effective measures to prevent environmental degradation.'

Under intense public pressure, the German Minister of Agriculture recently issued a prohibition of planting for Monsanto MON810 GMO corn. Unfortunately, two weeks later she permitted planting of GMO potato seeds. Amflora, a genetically modified potato manufactured by chemicals giant BASF (a joint venture GMO partner of Monsanto), was declared by the German Ministry as posing 'no danger for human health or the environment,' The Ministry cited 'in-depth examination' and talks with scientific and economic experts as basis for the reckless decision.

The publication of the sensational critique of GMO by the American Academy of Environmental Medicine has been greeted with stone silence by most major US media and international press.

GMO politics

As I describe in great detail in my book, Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation, , GMO was released on the general public in the early 1990's in the USA under an executive decision by then President George Herbert Walker Bush, reportedly following closed door meetings with leading Monsanto executives. President Bush mandated that there should be no special health and safety tests done by any US Government agency before releasing GMO for food consumption. It came to be known as the Doctrine of Substantial Equivalence.

The US Government, on urging of Monsanto and the GMO lobby, further decided that labelling of a food product as 'GMO free' should be prohibited, using the vaguely formulated and entirely unscientific 'doctrine' proclaimed by President Bush in 1992, namely that GMO plants and non-GMO or ordinary plants were 'substantially equivalent' and hence needed no special testing before being released to the public.

That Substantial Equivalence Doctrine, despite the fact that it directly contradicts the demand of the GMO companies for exclusive patent rights to their GMO seeds as being 'unique' and different from ordinary seeds, enabled Monsanto, Dow Chemicals, DuPont and other GMO patent holders to proliferate their products with no control. Most Americans naively believe that the Government Food and Drug Administration and US Department of Agriculture are there to make certain industrial food products are confirmed fully safe for human and for animal consumption before licensing.

That de facto prohibition on labelling GMO foods has meant that most Americans have no idea how much of their daily diet from store-bought Corn Flakes to soybeans to corn and additives in every food on the supermarket shelf contained GMO contamination.

Coincident with the mass introduction of GMO into the human and animal diet in the United States beginning the end of the 1990's, there have been reported epidemic levels of allergic outbreaks in humans, strange diseases and numerous other health issues. The fact it is forbidden by Federal law to label GMO products means most health professionals are not even aware there might be any connection to a GMO diet for millions of Americans. The US population, since the 1992 ruling of President Bush-a ruling reaffirmed by presidents Clinton, George W. Bush and now by Barack Obama and his pro-GMO Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack-has been in effect treated as human guinea pigs in mass experimentation for substances never independently proven in long-term (ten years or longer) studies to be safe.

It remains to be seen if the scientific critique of the AAEM is given the attention it warrants.

F. William Engdahl is author of Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation (http://www.globalresearch.ca/). He also authored A Century of War: Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order (Pluto Press). His newest book, Full Spectrum Dominance: Totalitarian Democracy in the New World Order (Third Millennium Press) is now in print and will be available by mid-June. He may be contacted over his website, http://www.engdahl.oilgeopolitics.net

The American Academy of Environmental Medicine
http://www.aaemonline.org/AboutUS.html
Who We Are - The American Academy of Environmental Medicine was founded in 1965, and is an international association of physicians and other professionals interested in the clinical aspects of man and his environment. The Academy is interested in expanding the knowledge of interactions between human individuals and their environment, as these may be demonstrated to be reflected in their total health.




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AH!... IF PEOPLE AND GOVERNMENTS IN AMERICA WERE AS AWAKENED AND AS FREE FROM THE CORRUPTING INFLUENCE OF MONSANTO AS THOSE IN EUROPE, WE WOULD NOT HAVEN FALLEN INTO THE DELUSIONARY QUASI RELIGION THE GENETICALLY MODIFIED FRANKENFOODS HAS BECOME, ESPECIALLY IN CANADA AND IN THE U.S. WHERE THE LOBBYING SHENANIGANS OF MONSANTO AND OTHER CORPO-CARTELS HOLD SWAY OVER THE REGULATORY BODIES THAT GRANTED THEM THE LICENSE TO POLLUTE AT WILL OUR ENVIRONMENT AND OUR BODIES. THE SAME COULD BE SAID ABOUT ASPARTAME-LACED FOOD, CHEMICALLY TOXIC AGRIBUSINESS, ELECTROMAGNETICALLY POLLUTING CELL PHONE INDUSTRY AND MANY OTHERS REAPING MASSIVE PROFITS FROM THE DEATH AND DESTRUCTION THEY GENERATE.

From: David Creighton dcr8on@sympatico.ca">
Subject: ISIS: Europe's Uprising Against GMOs and Patents on Life
Date: 25 May 2009

ISIS Report 25/05/09

Europe's Uprising Against GMOs and Patents on Life

The unstoppable groundswell of opposition to GMOs in Europe Dr. Mae-Wan Ho

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The recent call for a moratorium on GMOs in Europe [1] (see Europe Holds the Key to a GM-Free World, 5th Conference of GM-Free Regions, Food & Democracy, SiS 43) reflects an unstoppable groundswell of opposition to GMOs from both European citizens and governments.

An online poll [2] on the question: “Should GMOs be banned in Europe?” conducted in April 2009 returned a 79 percent yes, 18 percent no and 3 percent don’t know. Days earlier, Germany outlawed the cultivation of Monsanto’s GM maize MON810, a surprising move that delighted campaigners. Germany became the sixth EU country to introduce a provisional ban on the GM maize, after France, Austria, Hungary, Luxembourg and Greece [3]. A source close to the EC said the German ban might bring a revision of the European legislation on GM crops. Germany also voted with the majority in March when the European Commission (EC) attempted to force Austria and Hungary to reverse their bans, and its ruling was overturned by a big majority [1].

Ban by Germany the tipping point

Germany’s move was broadly welcomed by its news media [4]. German Agriculture Minister Ilse Aigner said she had legitimate reasons to believe that MON 810, posed “a danger to the environment,” a position which she said the Environment Ministry also supported. Aigner is taking advantage of a clause in EU law which allows individual countries to impose such bans. The left-wing Frankfurter Rundschau wrote: “Genetically modified corn is a risk to our environment, is totally superfluous in farming, represents industrial agriculture, causes pointless costs to food production in Germany and can even ruin beekeepers.” The left-wing Berliner Zeitung wroes: “The new studies don't show any new risks - they simply prove that the old warning about the risks was justified. It's a scandal that the subsequent ban was even necessary because the farming of genetically modified plants had been permitted without a thorough examination of all the possible dangers.”

Germany, the most populous country in the European Union (EU) ranking fourth in land area, is also its most influential and economically powerful member nation. Monsanto applied for an emergency ruling to overturn the ban to allow for its 2009 planting [5], saying its ban is arbitrary and goes against EU regulations.

But the court in Braunschweig in north Germany rejected Monsanto’s application [6]. Significantly, a statement from the court said Germany’s law on GMOs does not require that a ban on a new plant variety is justified by proven scientific research which showed without doubt the crop to be dangerous; it was sufficient when research showed there were indications that the crop could be dangerous.

Opposition strengthened by the eastern bloc

As countries from the former eastern bloc joined the European Union (EU), the US had expected them to help counter the opposition to GMOs, but far from it. The newer members have added strength to the GM opposition, often in direct defiance of Brussels.

In April the European Commission sent a letter to Bulgaria warning over its failure to implement the European Directive for GMO in its legislation, as reported in the Klasa Daily [7]. This was the sixth official warning to Bulgaria for not following regulations. Experts commented that the current Bulgarian legislation is much more restrictive compared to European regulation. Bulgaria supported Hungary’s decision to keep the ban.

No patents on animals and plants

Meanwhile, more than a thousand farmers demonstrated against patents on animals and plants at the European Patent Office in Munich 15 April 2009 [8]. Over 5 000 people and some 50 organisations have filed a joint opposition to a patent on breeding pigs originally registered by the US corporation Monsanto. Protestors want all patents on life to be prohibited by law.

Rudolf Buehler from the Schwaebisch Hall farmers’ Association led a herd of its traditional breeding pigs to the patent office. He said: “Corporations like Monsanto want control over agriculture and food, from piglets to cutlets.”

The demonstration was also supported by the German dairy farmers alliance, the BDM, and the AbL farmers' cooperative. “There are new patent applications that range from cows to milk and yoghurt,” said Romuald Schaber at the BDM. “The German government must set limits to big companies' greed for living creatures.”

The demonstrators in Munich have already scored an initial success. The Hesse state government and the Greens in the German Bundestag last month called for a change in European patent laws prohibiting such patents being granted in future.

References

Ho MW. Europe holds the key to a GM-free world; 5th Conference of GM-free regions, food and democracy. Science in Society 43 (to appear).
Euro News online poll on GM food and farming 17 April 2009, http://www.euronews.net/news/you/
“EU to ‘reflect’ on Germany's GM maize ban”, EU Business, 15 April 2009,
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/1239807722.48
“The world from Berlin: ‘There was no reason to accept the risks of GM corn’” Spiegel Online 15 April 2009, http://www.congoo.com/news/2009April15/World-Berlin-Reason-Accept-Risks
“Monsanto sues Germany over GM corn ban”, DW-World.DE, 22 April 2009, http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,4196705,00.html?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf
“German court rejects Monsanto plea to end GMO maize ban”
Reuters, May 5 2009
http://uk.reuters.com/article/governmentFilingsNews/idUKL558166220090505?pageNumber=2&virtualBrandChannel=0
“Brussels makes a sixth warning over environment”
FOCUS News Agency, 11 May 2009
http://www.focus-fen.net/index.php?id=n180607
“Farmers demonstrate in Munich against patents on animals and plants”,
No Patents on Seeds, 15 April 2009 http://www.no-patents-on-seeds.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=3&Itemid=28&lang=en




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