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August 4, 2009

The Big Scoop Series #25: BIG Crash of Everything Just Ahead! No need to worry...

Hello everysoul!

As usual, this time being the best part of our brief summer here in Quebec, I've had little time to process the 100's of new emails that came in over the last couple weeks. So this 5 part compilation barely skims the surface. But I think I managed to coral the essential information - or at least what really got my attention, including lots of new important-to-know stuff on the upcoming economic crash and possibly related forced mass vaccination - if the World Health Organization along with the corrupted politicians and media whores manage to frighten the public into submitting themselves to this crime against humanity in-the-making... but I doubt they will succeed unless they unleash another more lethal version of the H1N1 virus as the current benign flu definitely does not warrant anything more than the usual precautions against flu. And if they try, I trust that once again it will be swiftly neutralized by our protectors/caretakers behind the "curtain" of this earthly field of experience. So no need to allow any fear into our emotional field. Anchoring steadfast soul-centredness and divine Love through simply BEING it is, as usual, the best way to checkmate all such dimwit plans. A higher Divine Plan is at work here and while the house of cards of the Cabal crashes down, we can rejoice in the knowledge that the ongoing changes are the necessary ferment for the emergence of the Golden Age now firmly anchored just ahead in the Continuum... Hence the "No need to worry..." part in the title of this compilation.

Aside from that I've had great time kayaking and doing various outdoor activities and I took many great photos which I'll share with you this Autumn in another "Best of" series like those posted HERE.

Please note also that I'll prepare and network next Saturday the new "Meditation Focus #202: Let There be Light, Love and Oneness"... it will then be archived HERE - It will be about using our collective creative powers as soul-seeds expressed from God/Creator Source to co-manifest all of this and much more! (That's what I got during the July 26 meditation.) If you have any related material to suggest for inclusion in this focus, or anything you may feel inspired to write in relation to this overall theme, I would welcome it...

Love and Light to all of you ;-)

Jean Hudon
Earth Rainbow Network Coordinator
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"When one is given a Gift, does one tell the giver how it ought be presented? My heart is always moved to receive the fruits of Jean's ongoing labour. Whatever format suits Jean. . . surely that is all that matters. The ERN compilations are a twofold gift. One is the bounty of networking and information presented . . . but firstly ... i receive the incredibly heartwarming energy that suffuses me when i see Jean's name in my mailbox..... for just to feel ''He's done it again!'' . . . is for me the Inspirational Blessing."

- Mariana (http://www.greetingsoflove.com/) Australia -- Taken from the ERN guestbook - NOTE from Jean: Many wonderful comments have been posted in the ERN guestbook and along with the Poll Results (incidentally the poll has now been closed, so you can review the final results there), but this one from Mariana was so sweet that I could not resist to post it here.


"Now is the time to fearlessly overcome all obstacles. (...) The American news media is full of smiling faces and bullish talk about the end of the recession, the end of the housing collapse, and the imminent reform of our failed health care system. Should we believe the talking heads employed by the corporate news media? After all these are the same folks who told us Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, that housing prices would go up for the rest of our lives, and that the only way for America to thrive in the 21st century is to pursue a multitude of endless wars simultaneously, no matter what the cost in blood or treasure.Get ready for a global reboot!! This Aquarius Full Moon Lunar Eclipse, is the third in a series of such eclipses this summer. This series of eclipses began in 1360 and has foretold many wars and disasters, but there have also been reforms and new social orders instituted on a global scale. Australian Esoteric Astrologer Malvin Artley takes a deep look at the entire historical sequence of these powerful eclipses in his new article Cancer/Leo Solar Festival Eclipses 2009. You won’t want to miss this one! For starters, Malvin predicts that US financial markets and/or the US economy and banking system will be taking a hit this fall in the wake of this summer’s celestial fireworks. Malvin also provides an insightful overview of the spiritual meaning of these eclipses, and the good news is that we are in an astrological climate that is amazingly supportive of accelerated spiritual progress! (...) there is a growing recognition among people at the grass roots of society that the Emperor has no clothes, that our leadership is morally and intellectually bankrupt and that radical change will be required at every level of society during the next decades of global crisis. New visions of post-industrial, post-oil, peaceful, sustainable human society are percolating up from these grass roots, and the mainstream consciousness will be prepared to receive these ideas within the next two or three years, as the bankruptcy of “business as usual” becomes more and more apparent to even the most hardened soul enthralled by consensus reality."

- Curtis Lang -- Taken from Leo Solar Festival, Aquarius Full Moon, August 4, 2009 Satya Center Newsletter




CONTENTS

1. Feedback on Inoculations
2. Swine Flu Vaccine: Will We Have A Choice?
3. Swine Flu: What I Believe
4. The Nightmare of GM Foods
5. CHENEY KNOWS ALL ABOUT ETs AND THEIR CRAFT
6. Com. Sgt. Maj. Robert O. Dean
7. Cosmic Conversation
8. G8 and the climate crisis: Will deeds match words?
9. Why We Need a Bold Vision for Preserving Our Wilderness
10. 5-Year-Old Girl Feeds Nearly 18,000 Hungry San Franciscans; What Can You Do?
11. Radical Plastic Surgery: Understanding self-mutilation
12. Who Do You Listen To For Guidance And Inspiration?
13. Bombshell: Bin Laden worked for US till 9/11
14. Arrest of NJ Rabbis, Mayors, Lays Bare Global Crime Cabal




WORTHY OF YOUR ATTENTION


Startling New Evidence That The 'Swine Flu' Pandemic Is Man-Made Novartis Patent Detailed And Mass Murder Charged (July 28th, 2009)
http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=121258.0 - Also from http://www.dailypaul.com/node/101032 - Originally from http://rense.com/general86/manmd.htm
Murder suspects are either convicted or acquitted at trial based on the prosecution's presentation of EVIDENCE which usually hinges on MOTIVE, OPPORTUNITY, and TIME-LINES combined with physical documents. To gather such hard evidence, detectives and/or federal agents often spend months following leads and interviewing witnesses. In the trial phase, re-creating the sequence of events is essential. I submit this paper will provide more than enough hard evidence to at least result in a series of criminal indictments of charges of MASS MURDER, and CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT WORLD GENOCIDE against Novartis Pharmaceutical principals and agents and others. PRIMARY MOTIVE -- The Primary Motive behind this alleged criminal activity is also the primary cause of most murders in the world today, and that motivation is simply: BIG MONEY. Billions of Dollars of windfall profits from government contracts worldwide, as a matter of fact.I will provide evidence that will show that Novartis Pharmaceuticals of Basel, Switzerland has conspired with corrupt "scientists" at the U.S. Army Institute of Pathology Ft. Detrick, Maryland, to create a "novel" strain of weaponized "influenza" virus by means of "reverse engineering" the deadly 1918 killer strain which strain was maliciously and surreptitiously released upon the world in March and April of 2009 for the primary purpose of creating a panic-stricken world-wide demand for Novartis vaccine material. The evidence will also clearly show that the Novartis vaccine material is in reality designed to facilitate the further mutation of the pandemic into more lethal waves of increasingly virulent and deadly disease, rather than to curtail and limit the existing outbreak. The evidence will show that Novartis is willingly being used, (and extremely well-paid) to facilitate the edicts of the global elite's Club of Rome; which edicts clearly call for a massive and sudden depopulation of certain segments of the earth's human population. (...) WHO EXACTLY IS "NOVARTIS"?-- Novartis International AG is simply the world's largest, multi-national pharmaceutical company with over $53 Billion USD revenue generated in 2008. It's headquarters is located in Basel, Switzerland, home of the vaunted Swiss Guards" who provide all security measures for the Vatican and the Club of Rome. The company logo symbolizes the "eternal flame" of the Illuminati enlightened ones". Dig into Novartis International AG's long history, and one finds that it began as a component of the infamous I.G. Farben combine, which in turn was primarily responsible for the rise of Adolph Hitler and the German/Austrian Third Reich. CLIP MUCH MORE on this whole HOT topic below in this compilation...

A UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF RESISTANCE TO MANDATORY VACCINATIONS - Please sign this petition
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/a-universal-declaration-of-resistance-to-mandatory-vaccinations

Stunning Rice Crop Art In Japan - Photos
http://www.rense.com/general86/stun.htm
Stunning crop art has sprung up across rice fields in Japan. But this is no alien creation - the designs have been cleverly planted. Farmers creating the huge displays use no ink or dye. Instead, different colours of rice plants have been precisely and strategically arranged and grown in the paddy fields. As summer progresses and the plants shoot up, the detailed artwork begins to emerge. CLIP

Bee my wife - with stunning picture!
http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_3413014.html
A Chinese couple have got married wearing clothes made of thousands of living bees.

Pet cat catches the daily bus for four years
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/5933325/Pet-cat-catches-the-daily-bus-for-four-years.html

Key News: $33 Billion in Bailout Bonuses, Domestic US Military Ops, Shadow Government
http://www.WantToKnow.info/009/090803_bailout_bonuses_domestic_military_shadow_government

Jon Stewart Eviscerates The 'Birther' Movement (VIDEO - 07-23-09)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/07/23/jon-stewart-eviscerates-t_n_243383.html
In a lengthy opening segment, Jon Stewart took on "birthers" last night, mocking their internal leadership and the media figures and politicians who support them. If you don't know by now (which is totally possible as a rational adult who does not engage with the lunatic fringe) "birthers" think that our president is not an American citizen, but instead a citizen of Kenya, who, through a massive government and familial conspiracy, tricked the American people into electing him. Despite OVERWHELMING evidence that Barack Obama is a U.S. citizen, "birthers" have created a media frenzy of late that has prompted conservative representatives to introduced the so called "birther bill" that would call for presidential candidates to provide their birth certificates before running. There has been some very responsible reporting on the subject, if you can ever call engaging crazy people responsible, by Rick Sanchez, Chris Matthews and others who called these people crazy and showed copies of the president's birth certificate amongst other documents proving he was born in Hawaii. Still, the subject hasn't really been delved into with the amount of scrutiny it deserves until the "Daily Show" does a segment on it. - Note from Jean: To see what the "crazies" are saying check THIS but please don't get fooled by any of their spurious arguments. I consider this to be an ultra-reactionary movement of holier-than-you people who can't seem to get along with the pendulum swing to the left of the political agenda brought about - at long last! - by the Obama Administration - or who are sometimes lost in their own doubts and inability to trust anyone. Barack Obama is certainly no messiah - just like Michael Jackson was no musical God - but his presidency has achieved more good in 6 months than the Bush/Cheney oil cartel did in 8 years of global war mayhem and economic foolishness. Yet steering a ship as huge as the United States in a new direction cannot be achieved overnight - obviously! - and requires negotiation and other skills few people other than Obama have. How many times have you thought about sending him your heart-loving supportive energies and keep encouraging him and the able, most dedicated people surrounding him to stay the new course he has set for his nation and the world?... That's what he/they need(s) right now, more than anything else, as they are in the thick of retrofitting the US so it may become a much greener, fairer, peaceful and benevolent contributor to world peace and harmony. And the best way we certainly can do so is by BEing the change we want to see in the world - starting with radiating Light and Love for all and manifesting all the limitless divine potential still lying dormant in most of us...

Exposed: White Supremacists Heavily Involved in 'Birther' Movement (Aug 03, 2009)
http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/8/3/761194/-Exposed:-White-Supremacists-Heavily-Involved-in-Birther-Movement-
Why Is CNN's Lou Dobbs Giving a Platform for Conspiracy Theorists Linked to White Supremacists Who Falsely Insist -- Despite Overwhelming Documentary Evidence to the Contrary -- That the Hawaii-Born Obama is a Foreigner Who's Constitutionally Ineligible to be President? -- Has Lou Dobbs taken leave of his senses?The longtime CNN financial news anchor-turned-outspoken commentator who in recent years has generated a lot of controversy over his campaign against illegal immigration -- a campaign that critics have charged is motivated by anti-Latino bias -- may very well have bitten off more than he can chew by airing on his nightly show claims that President Obama is not a native-born U.S. citizen, despite overwhelming documentary evidence to the contrary. The Associated Press reported Saturday that Dobbs, who's said on the air his belief that the president was born in Hawaii, "has become a publicity nightmare for CNN, [embarrassing] his boss and [hosting] a show that seemed to contradict the network's 'no bias' brand" that seeks to set CNN apart from the left-leaning MSNBC and the right-leaning Fox News Channel.Dobbs has on several occasions invited members of the so-called "Birther Movement" who stubbornly insist Obama is not a native-born U.S. citizen to air their claims without providing a shred of proof to back them up -- and has even gone so far as to demand that the president make public his birth certificate, even though he did just that during the 2008 election campaign.But Dobbs kept the controversy alive on his "Lou Dobbs Tonight" program despite a memorandum from CNN President Jon Klein that declared the Obama birth-certificate story "dead" -- and despite a precipitous plunge in the ratings for Dobbs' nightly 6 p.m. EDT program as a result of the controversy, according to the New York Observer. CLIP - Note from Jean: If you still have any doubt as to how idiotic is the false claim that Barack Obama might not be a US-born citizen, go read the rest of this article which provides all the evidence anyone may need.

History Channel Documentary Validates Chemtrails and Weather Warfare - aired on July 25 4pm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3gKa0z7rjM
With Will Thomas. They don't tell all but it's a pretty good start!

CLIMATE ALERT! Urge Secretary of State Clinton to Reject Deadly Tar Sands Oil Pipeline
http://www.climateark.org/shared/alerts/send.aspx?id=canada_tar_sands
Alberta Canada's tar sands development is the most ecologically destructive project in the world; destroying vast natural water rich boreal ecosystems, perpetuating global addiction to fossil fuels, and ensuring abrupt climate change. Tar sands and their pipelines must be stopped using all means necessary. Please start by protesting for disapproval of massive pipelines which will facilitate continued fossil fuel dependency.

Kucinich - Fed Paying Banks NOT To Loan To Americans (21 July 2009) !!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gkf8VG3HL_8
(...) The Fed makes generous interest payments to the banks for "parking" their "excess reserves" at the Fed. And guess who will end up paying for this "interest" given to the banks, and everything else? That's right, you and me, John and Jane Q. Suckers!! The dumb, fat sheep! By the way, Neil M. Barofsky is a good guy here -- don't beat up on him. He's in immediate danger of losing his job (if not his life) because he's revealing too many of the Temple's dark secrets. Barofsky deserves our full support.

Another remarkable crop formation
http://cropcircleconnector.com/2009/Smeathe/Smeathe2009.html
And make sure to read the complex and fascinating explanation by Marc Smulders HERE
Check also http://cropcircleconnector.com/2009/Woodborough/Woodborough2009.html
and http://cropcircleconnector.com/2009/badbury/badbury2009.html (explanations HER)
Check them all through http://cropcircleconnector.com/2009/2009.html">ttp://cropcircleconnector.com/2009/2009.html

This late July formation is pretty remarkable too!
http://www.cropcircleconnector.com/2009/ogbourne/ogbourne2009.html
With some fascinating possible explanations HERE and HERE

Thus August 2 formation is simply awe-inspiring!!!
http://cropcircleconnector.com/2009/morganshill/morganhill2009.html
And make sure to see these ground shots - the intricacy of the stems' embroidery is literally out of this world

To try to understand the many facets of this mysterious, tantalizing phenomenon, I recommend exploring
http://www.cropcirclesandmore.com/content/welcome.html

Crop Circles 2009 Decoded
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxl-RpKA6hQ
The hundreds of stone circles and large man-made mounds in England Definitely have something to do with the fact most crop formations - and the most stunning ones! - appear there...

Hacker's 'moral crusade' over UFO
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8172842.stm
A Briton fighting extradition to the US for hacking into top-secret computers claims he was morally justified in breaking the law. (...) "There was good evidence to show that certain secretive parts of the American government intelligence agencies did have access to crashed extra terrestrial technology which could... save us as a form of free, clean, pollution-free energy. "I thought if someone was holding on to that, that was actually unconstitutional under American law." CLIP

The Yes Men Fix The World (2009) official trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnQX09DZLYE
For more info on THE YES MEN FIX THE WORLD (dir. Andy Bichlbaum + Mike Bonanno - 2009) please visit http://www.theyesmenfixtheworld.com

Mysterious UFO Crashes Into the Ottawa River Monday Night (July 29, 2009)
http://www.inquisitr.com/31081/mysterious-ufo-crashes-into-the-ottawa-river-monday-night/
Dozens of residents of Canada’s capital city, Ottawa Ontario and nearby Gatineau, Que., witnessed an object streak across the night sky at about 10pm local time Monday night and crash into the Ottawa River with a “thunderous boom.” The object had lights on it and appeared to change course several times, like a small plane struggling to stay airborn, before it hit the water. It was such a sight that emergency rescue and search crews in the area sprung into action and began searching the area using sophisticated sonars and underwater cameras to try and figure out what the object was. Even helicopters from the Canadian Forces Base (CFB) in nearby Trenton took part. On Tuesday at 1:30pm, they discovered an object about 9 meters (30 feet) below the surface, but because of currents and nearby rapids, sending divers down would be extremely dangerous since they would be instantly swept away by the currents. The mystery? Authorities and residents have no idea what this object laying at the bottom of the river is. CLIP

Action Alert: Madang, Papua New Guinea's Mighty Ramu River Rainforests, Carbon and Peoples Threatened by Timber Mafia & Government Corruption
http://www.climateark.org/shared/alerts/send.aspx?id=png_redd_logging
Let the Papua New Guinea (PNG) government know it must follow its people's wishes and end industrial rainforest destruction once and for all. Support local landowners in Madang Province and nationwide working bravely to end primary forest logging and pursue REDD carbon monies and other means to benefit from standing rainforests. The government cannot corruptly pursue both continued industrial logging and oil palm, and still expect to receive carbon market REDD payments for intact rainforest protection.

Beluga whale 'saves' diver
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/5931345/Beluga-whale-saves-diver.html
A drowning diver has told how she was saved by a whale that pushed her back to the surface when she suffered crippling cramps.

'Cove' Director Surfaces Deep (And Dark) Secrets (July 30, 2009)
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=111340010&ft=1&f=1008
Filmmaker Louie Psihoyos discusses his new documentary, "The Cove", a shocking and moving account of dolphin abuse off the coast of Taijii, Japan. Psihoyos and his team painstakingly documented a thriving operation that captures dolphins, the healthiest and handsomest of which are sold to aquariums worldwide. The rest are slaughtered, often ending up as food for human consumption, despite high mercury levels. CLIP Note: To read reviews of "The Cove", click here and here. For many reports on the amazing capacities of marine mammals and the threats to them from human activities, click here. Note: To read reviews of "The Cove", click here and here. For many reports on the amazing capacities of marine mammals and the threats to them from human activities, click here.

Tell Me Why - Declan Galbraith - MOVING!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j6IBdHW_rY
More streaming music from him HERE

Parachute jump
http://www.bassfiles.net/parachute.swf
Quite a feat of coordination!

'Hand of God' captured by Nasa observatory - STUNNING!
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/5152179/Hand-of-God-captured-by-Nasa-observatory.html
This beautiful image of a "cosmic hand" reaching for the stars has been captured by a Nasa observatory.

Keith Olbermann special comment on health insurance - enlightening about the current debate on this!
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036677/vp/32277034#32277034





ALSO RECOMMENDED

Spitzer: Federal Reserve is ‘a Ponzi Scheme, an Inside Job’ (July 26, 2009) With video
http://informationclearinghouse.info/article23142.htm
The Federal Reserve — the quasi-autonomous body that controls the US’s money supply — is a “Ponzi scheme” that created “bubble after bubble” in the US economy and needs to be held accountable for its actions, says Eliot Spitzer, the former governor and attorney-general of New York.In a wide-ranging discussion of the bank bailouts on MSNBC’s Morning Meeting, host Dylan Ratigan described the process by which the Federal Reserve exchanged $13.9 trillion of bad bank debt for cash that it gave to the struggling banks.Spitzer — who built a reputation as “the Sheriff of Wall Street” for his zealous prosecutions of corporate crime as New York’s attorney-general and then resigned as the state’s governor over revelations he had paid for prostitutes — seemed to agree with Ratigan that the bank bailout amounts to “America’s greatest theft and cover-up ever.” Advocating in favor of a House bill to audit the Federal Reserve, Spitzer said: “The Federal Reserve has benefited for decades from the notion that it is quasi-autonomous, it’s supposed to be independent. Let me tell you a dirty secret: The Fed has done an absolutely disastrous job since [former Fed Chairman] Paul Volcker left.“The reality is the Fed has blown it. Time and time again, they blew it. Bubble after bubble, they failed to understand what they were doing to the economy.“The most poignant example for me is the AIG bailout, where they gave tens of billions of dollars that went right through — conduit payments — to the investment banks that are now solvent. We [taxpayers] didn’t get stock in those banks, they didn’t ask what was going on — this begs and cries out for hard, tough examination.“You look at the governing structure of the New York [Federal Reserve], it was run by the very banks that got the money. This is a Ponzi scheme, an inside job. It is outrageous, it is time for Congress to say enough of this. And to give them more power now is crazy.“The Fed needs to be examined carefully.” CLIP

Sticker Shock: $23.7 Trillion Bailout?(July 21, 2009)
http://abcnews.go.com/Business/Politics/story?id=8140184
"The total potential federal government support could reach up to $23.7 trillion," says Neil Barofsky, the special inspector general for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, in a report released today on the government's efforts to fix the financial system. "The potential financial commitment the American taxpayers could be responsible for is of a size and scope that isn't even imaginable," said Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., ranking member on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. "If you spent a million dollars a day going back to the birth of Christ, that wouldn't even come close to just $1 trillion -- $23.7 trillion is a staggering figure." The government has about 50 different programs to fight the current recession, including programs to bail out ailing banks and automakers, boost lending and beat back the housing crisis. So far they've cost taxpayers around $4 trillion. But Barofsky says if each federal agency spent the maximum potential amount involved in these initiatives, taxpayers could be on the hook for trillions more. The watchdog also warned today that hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars could be lost if the government does not increase the transparency of the TARP program, which he says has grown to an unprecedented scope and scale. Requiring TARP recipients to report on how government funds are used is among the recommendations urged by Barofsky. He also wants the department to report on the values of its TARP portfolio so taxpayers know about the value of their investments. CLIP Note: For a treasure trove of revelations from reliable sources on the hidden realities behind the Wall Street bailout, click HERE.

With Big Profit, Goldman Sees Big Payday Ahead (July 15, 2009)
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/15/business/15goldman.html
After all that federal aid, a resurgent Goldman Sachs is on course to dole out bonuses that could rival the record paydays of the heady bull-market years. Goldman posted the richest quarterly profit in its 140-year history and, to the envy of its rivals, announced that it had earmarked $11.4 billion so far this year to compensate its workers. At that rate, Goldman employees could, on average, earn roughly $770,000 each this year — or nearly what they did at the height of the boom. Senior Goldman executives and bankers would be paid considerably more. Only three years ago, Goldman paid more than 50 employees above $20 million each. In 2007, its chief executive, Lloyd C. Blankfein, collected one of the biggest bonuses in corporate history. The latest headline results — $3.44 billion in profits — were powered by earnings from the bank’s secretive trading operations and exceeded even the most optimistic predictions. But Goldman’s sudden good fortune, coming only a month after the bank repaid billions of bailout dollars, raises questions for Washington policy makers. In Washington, some lawmakers warned on Tuesday that a quick return to such high pay would stoke public anger as the Obama administration tried to overhaul financial regulation. They warned that Wall Street lobbyists were already trying to block financial reforms. “People all over this country feel an incredible frustration that they are seeing their neighbors lose their jobs and the government is helping companies like A.I.G. and Goldman Sachs and then the next thing they are reporting huge profits and huge compensation,” said Senator Sherrod Brown, Democrat of Ohio and a member of the banking committee. “I think people are incredulous that this system is working this way.”

Goldman Sachs: Gambling With Your Money? (07-27-09)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/07/27/goldman-sachs-gambling-wi_n_245566.html
Goldman Sachs is using its new taxpayer-subsidized status to bring increased risk to the financial system, a group of House members charged Monday. They want to know why the Federal Reserve is allowing it. The group on Monday sent a letter to the Fed asking for an explanation of why Goldman Sachs is being allowed to speculate wildly even while officially redesignating itself a bank holding company, which theoretically means stricter regulation. The bank designation gives Goldman access to dirt-cheap Federal Reserve loans.Goldman initially applied for the new designation last fall, so that it could access bailout funds (since paid back). Because bank holding companies, unlike investment banks, have access to a host of valuable taxpayer subsidies, they are required to reduce the risk associated with their investment activity. But Goldman then applied to the Federal Reserve for an exemption to the rules, saying that it takes time to alter a business model. The exemption was granted in February -- and Goldman went on to take even greater risks. Its Value-at-Risk model, a widely used measure of the risk of loss, recently showed potential trading losses at $245 million a day; in May 2008, it was $184 million a day. The bets paid off in the most recent quarter as the market rose and Goldman posted stellar earnings. Morgan Stanley, meanwhile, was similarly given an exemption by the Fed but did what it said it would do and reduced its risk. The company lost money, largely as a result of that decision. The likely result: Other players on Wall Street will follow Goldman back toward the cliff they dangled over just months ago. In announcing its lousy earnings, Morgan Stanley assured that it will increase the risk it takes in the future. Citigroup is racing to increase its exposure, too, handing another billion dollars worth of chips to its riskiest traders, bringing its hedge fund operations to close to $2 billion. On the brink of collapse, it had scaled such investing down to around $800 million. Lucas van Praag, a Goldman spokesman, declined to respond directly to the charges in the letter, but said that the firm is working to reduce its exposure. CLIP

World Bank warns of deflation spiral (15 Jul 2009)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/financialcrisis/5836488/World-Bank-warns-of-deflation-spiral.html
The World Bank has given warning that global economy will fall into a "deflationary spiral" unless urgent action is taken to reduce high levels of excess capacity in industry.Justin Lin, the bank’s chief economist, said factories running idle around world threaten to trap economies in a vicious cycle, risking further spasms of financial stress, requiring yet more rescue packages."Significant excess capacity has been built up and unless this issue is addressed, we will face a deflationary spiral and the crisis will become protracted," he told an audience in Cape Town. Mr Lin said capacity use had fallen to 72pc in Germany, 69pc in the US, 65pc in Japan, and as low as 50pc in some developing countries, mostly touching lows not seen in modern times. The traditional cure for countries caught in slumps is to claw their way back to health through devaluation, but this cannot be done today because the crisis is global. "No country can count on currency depreciation and exports as a way out of recession. Unless we deal with excess capacity, it will wreak havoc on all countries. There is urgent need for global, co-ordinated fiscal stimulus," he said.Investments should be focused on infrastructure in poor countries that are bearing the brunt of the crisis. The downturn is already likely to trap over 50m more people in extreme poverty this year. CLIP

Why health care reform won't save America
http://www.naturalnews.com/
(NaturalNews) With a military rifle in one hand and a bottle of prescription medications in the other, the new "Mr. America" is over-fed, under-nourished, over-medicated, over-spent and "over there" (waging war in the Middle East). And soon, with Obama's new disease care reform proposals, America will find itself destitute and diseased, unable to climb out of the medication dependence pit it has dug for itself. To understand why this is true from a financial point of view, take a look at these numbers: If you read the actual federal budget for 2009, it's an astonishing $3.1 trillion. The size of the number itself is mind-boggling, but it's even more disturbing when you realize just how much of the federal budget is spent on these three things: WAR - DISEASE - DEBT - In fact, let me ask you this question right now: What percentage of the federal budget do you think is spent on these three things? War, Disease and Debt. Is it 10 percent? Twenty-five percent? Fifty percent? Keep going... Of course, if you actually work in Washington, you won't even describe these as "War, Disease and Debt." Instead, you call them: DEFENSE - HEALTH - THE ECONOMY - It all sounds much nicer when phrased that way. But these terms are intentionally deceptive. We're not really "defending" our way into Iraq, Afghanistan and seventy-five other countries where we have a military presence. Spending on "health care" doesn't have anything to do with health (it's all about disease). And people who say spending more debt money to "help the economy" are mathematical retards. You can't get yourself out of debt by spending more money (even though V.P. Joe Biden insists you can...). So are you ready for the actual number? It's an eye-opener. The actual percentage of the U.S. federal budget spent on WAR, DISEASE and DEBT is 87 percent. Here's how it breaks down according to publicly-available numbers: (Source = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_federal_budget,_2009)
Total U.S. Federal Budget for 2009: $3.1 trillion
1) WAR: Department of Defense ($515.4 billion) + War on Terror ($145.2 billion) + Dept. of Veterans Affairs ($44.8 billion) + Dept. of Homeland Security ($37.6 billion) = $743 billion
2) DISEASE: Medicare ($408 billion) + Medicaid ($224 billion) + Dept. of Health and Human Services ($70 billion) = $702 billion
3) DEBT: Debt to the people: Social Security ($644 billion), Social Security Administration ($8.4 billion), Welfare ($360 billion) and Interest on National Debt ($260 billion) = $1,272 billion
(Note: This does not even include the financial cost of the War on Iraq or the War in Afghanistan, as those are budgeted separately as appropriations and are not included in the Dept. of Defense budget. So the actual numbers are far worse than what's shown here...) Combined spending on War, Disease and Debt: $2,717 billion ($2.7 trillion), which is 87% of the total expenditures by the federal government ($3.1 trillion). CLIP

The Real Unemployment Rate Hits a 68-Year High
http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2009/0709miller.html
Although you have to dig into the statistics to know it, unemployment in the United States is now worse than at any time since the end of the Great Depression.From December 2007, when the recession began, to May of this year, 6.0 million U.S. workers lost their jobs. The big three U.S. automakers are closing plants and letting white-collar workers go too. Chrysler, the worst off of the three, will lay off one-quarter of its workforce even if it survives. Heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar and giant banking conglomerate Citigroup have both laid off thousands of workers. Alcoa, the aluminum maker, has let workers go. Computer maker Dell and express shipper DHL have both canned many of their workers. Circuit City, the leading electronics retailer, went out of business, costing its 40,000 workers their jobs. Lawyers in large national firms are getting the ax. Even on Sesame Street, workers are losing their jobs.The official unemployment rate hit 9.4% in May—already as high as the peak unemployment rates in all but the 1982 recession, the worst since World War II. And topping the 1982 recession’s peak rate of 10.8% is now distinctly possible. The current downturn has pushed up unemployment rates by more than any previous postwar recession (...) As bad as they are, these figures dramatically understate the true extent of unemployment. First, they exclude anyone without a job who is ready to work but has not actively looked for a job in the previous four weeks. The Bureau of Labor Statistics classifies such workers as “marginally attached to the labor force” so long as they have looked for work within the last year. Marginally attached workers include so-called discouraged workers who have given up looking for job-related reasons, plus others who have given up for reasons such as school and family responsibilities, ill health, or transportation problems.Second, the official unemployment rate leaves out part-time workers looking for full-time work: part-time workers are “employed” even if they work as little as one hour a week. The vast majority of people working part time involuntarily have had their hours cut due to slack or unfavorable business conditions. The rest are working part time because they could only find part-time work. To its credit, the BLS has developed alternative unemployment measures that go a long way toward correcting the shortcomings of the official rate. The broadest alternative measure, called “U-6,” counts as unemployed “marginally attached workers” as well as those employed “part time for economic reasons.”When those adjustments are taken into account for May 2009, the unemployment rate soars to 16.4%.(...) With the economy in the throes of a catastrophic downturn, unemployment, no matter how it’s measured, will rise dramatically and impose yet more devastating costs on society and on those without a job or unable to find full-time work.

US bank shutdown plans by the USGovt due in Oct 09, The US Dollar should suffer a 30% to 40% sudden devaluation (July 21 2009) CREDIBLE? YOU DECIDE...
http://www.greenenergyinvestors.com/index.php?showtopic=7271
My best source of bank information confirmed the report of US bank shutdown plans by the USGovt. A confirmation came, saying “This report is 100% correct. It is much worse, and it will get a lot worse than most people can imagine in their wildest dreams. The arising opportunities and arising risks are limitless. Those who get it early enough (within the next 8 weeks) will prosper, and those who do not will fail, never to get a chance to recover. It will be a mega cleansing process. One ex-US Military contact also confirmed the bank shutdown plans. He has friends located inside the US Homeland Security Agency. He passes on word that the HSA has extensive drills to prepare for national riot control in urban centers in early October. He also mentions that HSA has by far the dumbest, least talented, and unimpressive staff in all the USGovt. They accepted rejects from all other agencies like FBI, CIA, and National Security Agency, Drug Enforcement Agency, and Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms Agency when the HAS agency was originally formed. The other Agencies did not wish to part with their best staff, of course.One should doubt that Canadian bank locations will be much different from US chaos during the period when banks are shut down temporarily. Maybe the US states along the Canadian border will accept Canadian Dollars temporarily for transactions? who knows? Nothing in the last 18 months has been normal, and no return to normal comes. Those who think normal will return are lunatic and blind. The past is forever gone, along with its system, soon to be supplanted in violent manner with shock wave after shock wave. In fact, within 12 to 18 months, shock waves will become the norm in my view. The actual trigger events are unclear, but the credit derivatives must be breaking all over the place for last few months. The US banking system broke last autumn. All that keeps it held together lately is corruption and rubber bands, supplied with unlimited liquidity funds channeled into the dominant syndicate centers on Wall Street, assisted by grand propaganda and phony accounting rules. Here is my best forecast & speculation of what might specifically occur during a US bank shutdown, and immediately afterwards. Bank heists would be prominent and widespread, given the perfect environment of darkness. The theft would include gold bullion centers. It would also coincide nicely with the possibility of Elite theft of gold from major gold storage centers in addition to the Royal Canadian Mint. The bank heist would likely include inactive accounts nationwide as well as entire bank deposits at lesser known banks, selected as vulnerable without protection in either New York City or Washington DC. Blame would be given to nameless rogues, when Wall Street firms would be deeply involved. During the shutdown, many regional and midsized banks would be forced by USGovt order, under the cloak of national security and emergency, to merge with big money center banks. These larger banks are the zombies often I described, and the banks responsible for most bond fraud if not counterfeit. They are dead. They are masquerading as viable in order to attract stock issuance capital. They would sponsor seizures painted as mergers, where perhaps the USGovt will order the majority of regional and midsized banks to ‘team up with an upper echelon bank’ for systemic risk defensive purposes. Banks across the nation might be forced to find a money center sponsor bank. It will be a raid on their assets.The USDollar should suffer a 30% to 40% sudden devaluation. (...) The other major unpredictable outcome is social disorder, chaos, riots, destruction of property, and public frustration. The inaccessible bank accounts mean no new money to purchase food, to pay for utilities, to buy gasoline. The national economy would grind to a halt. My realistic view is that the USGovt and Ruling Elite bankers wish to spark riots so that they can declare a state of emergency, so that they can declare martial law. They anticipate a violent reaction. If viruses are unleashed at the same time, the nation will sink into total chaos and lock down into countless pockets of isolation. Shutting down the banks might be necessary to restructure, with or without criminal intent. Nonetheless, shutting down the banks might be a planned step foward ending the Republic and beginning a new Fascist state with totalitarian powers. They might shut down banks so as to create a response that sets into motion the new system the Ruling Elite lust for.

URGENT: Bank holiday/shutdown in the planning...CONFIRMED (7/27/2009)
http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message849695/pg1
US BANK SYSTEM SHUTDOWN IS BEING PLANNED, WITH THE SOURCE BEING THE US STATE DEPT INFORMING ITS MANY EMBASSIES. EXPECT DISRUPTIONS DURING THE BANK HOLIDAY, POSSIBLE BANK HEISTS, FORCED MERGERS WITH BIG DEAD BANKS, FOLLOWED BY A SEVERE US DOLLAR DEVALUATION. THE TIME LINE IS FOR BANKS TO SHUT DOWN IS SEPTEMBER, JUST TWO MONTHS AWAY. EITHER THE SYSTEM IS IMPLODING FROM WITHIN, OUR EXTERNAL FORCES HAVE PULLED THE PLUG. How one bank - Goldman Sachs - bribed the Clinton Administration, the Democrats, the Bush administration and the Republicans - to take over the US banking system. Details; [link to www.brasschecktv.com] Harry Schultz is a veteran newsletter writer (Harry Schultz Letter) and expert analyst, whose reputation is beyond reproach. He wrote in his June newsletter a preface to a surprise event of magnificent magnitude and importance, with only one precedent in US history. He wrote, “Some US embassies worldwide are being advised to purchase massive amounts of local currencies, enough to last them a year. Some embassies are being sent enormous amounts of US$ cash to purchase currencies from those governments, quietly, but not £’s [British Pounds]. Inside the State Dept there is a sense of sadness and foreboding that ‘something’ is about to happen, unknown as to a date, within 180 days, but could be 120-150 days.” Notice the US Dollar and British Pound are grouped together, both to become unavailable. Schultz continues with more detail, some speculation, and advice. He refers to Franklin D Roosevelt, who imposed the last bank holiday at the end of the Great Depression. Schultz wrote, “My HSL suspicion is that the Elite plan another FDR style ‘bank holiday’ of indefinite length, perhaps very soon, to let the insiders sort out the bank mess which is getting more out of their control every day. Insiders want and need to impose new bank rules. Widespread nationalization could result, already under way. It could also lead to a formal US$ devaluation, as FDR did by revaluing gold (and then confiscating it). (...) Bob Chapman actually broke the story, but Schultz used his enormous pulpit of thousands of subscribers to broadcast the message with ample publicity. One of the Chapman subscribers reported overheard two FEMA (Federal Emergency Mgmt Agency) men wearing official jackets talking to a police chief in California. FEMA would take control nationwide in a virus epidemic. They wanted to federalize the entire police system across the United States. They discussed plans for the US Govt to close the banks in late August or early September, and that will get ugly, in their words. Chapman quotes another source that “Panasonic has told their people to be back in Japan by September 2009.” There is an internal confirmation on US bank shutdown. CLIP

Scams And Bailouts The Cause of World Depression (July 23, 2009)
http://theinternationalforecaster.com/International_Forecaster_Weekly/Scams_And_Bailouts_The_Cause_of_World_Depression
Economic destruction of America a real threat, debts too massive for paper to absorb, mysteries still surround Madoff, the Goldman scam, 57 banks have now gone under this year, families struggle to pay college bills, TARP a mystery to taxpayers, no stability at AIG, jobless benefits drying up for workers -- The US Illuminists are gambling big. This is the most dangerous part of their strategy, namely, how to take down America and the dollar without destroying themselves in the process, both financially and politically. They are going to get smoked. Even now the stock, bond and commodities markets are spiraling out of their control, and their new outrageous salaries and bonuses are about to be debauched as they are left holding the bag with huge positions in dollar-denominated paper assets. They will try to dump this paper without sending gold and silver on a moon-shot, but they are doomed to failure. The amounts of paper assets and debt are simply too massive, and the commodities markets and other tangible assets are too small to absorb these gargantuan sums of money and credit without exploding to the upside. Just keep buying gold, silver and their related shares on the dips, and you just can't lose in the long term. The trend is your friend. Gold and silver are trending up, and stocks, bonds and derivatives are trending down - way down!!!About two months ago our sources informed us that the US government had begun sending large amounts of cash to embassies throughout the world to be exchanged for local currency. We have had a number of reports that this in fact has been the case.Having been involved in counterintelligence and for some 50 years in economics and finance, I believe this is a precursor to problems centered around the US dollar.It was just a few months ago that the USDX was 89.5. The USDX is a dollar index, and is computed by using a trade-weighted geometric average of six currencies and their weights are: the euro 57.6%; the Japanese yen 13.6%; the British pound 11.9%; the Canadian dollar 9.1%; the Swedish Korona 4.2% and the Swiss franc 3.6%.We recommended the sale of the dollar at 89.5. It recently closed at 79.5.We believe that between now and the end of October that the USDX could fall to 71.18, its former low of 18-months ago. At that time a number of businesses outside the US were refusing to take US dollars and we believe that will happen again, and that is what the Treasury Department is anticipating and the reason for sending the cash to the embassies for conversion to local currencies. We also believe these events could precipitate a short bank holiday in the US due to disruption of capital flows in and out of the US and concern if not panic in the US banking community. We also believe the government will use such events as a trial run for a future major banking shutdown. They will be interested in the public's reaction as a precursor to what might happen in the future if there were a major banking shutdown.Americans are well aware of the Madoff scandal, but procedures used in his conviction leave many unanswered questions.*Conspiracy charges were never brought against Mr. Madoff*. We had information we published just prior to the story breaking of what Mr. Madoff had been doing. Our contacts not only gave us the story, but details of how the *funds were transferred from NYC to Israel* and other offshore locations, such as the Cayman Islands, Belize and Switzerland. There were many wire transfers and also the physical transfer of bearer bonds to these locations.What was interesting was Mr. Madoff's association with veteran officers in the US military. That leads us to intelligence sources that have told us that Mr. Madoff was operating his scheme with elements of the CIA, the *Russian-Israeli mafia and the Mossad.* This would explain Mr. Madoff's closed trial. (...) Around the country, the number of people exhausting their benefits is piling up. By the end of September, more than 500,000 people will exhaust their benefits checks, with the biggest groups in Pennsylvania, California and Texas, according to estimates by the National Employment Advocacy group for low-wage workers based in New York City.

Harper to meet Obama, Calderon in August (July 17, 2009)
http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2009/07/17/harper-summit-mexico017.html?ref=rss
Prime Minister Stephen Harper will meet with the leaders of the United States and Mexico next month in Guadalajara.White House spokesperson Robert Gibbs on Friday confirmed Harper, U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderon will attend the North American Leaders Summit Aug. 9-10. Issues on the agenda will include the economy, energy, the environment, swine flu and other "shared interests," said Gibb.The last "three amigos" summit, hosted by former U.S. president George W. Bush, took place in New Orleans in April 2008.At that time, Harper praised the North American Free Trade Agreement but said he was concerned about increasingly tight controls along the border with the U.S.In preparation for the August meeting, Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Mexican Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa held trilateral talks Thursday in Washington. MORE on the hidden agendas of such meetings through this LINK (Read the various article titles in read and explore them)

Russia and Iran join hands (July 30, 2009)
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/KG30Ak01.html
The United States may think of Russia as a strategic partner when it comes to Iran. In reality, the geostrategic tensions between Washington and Moscow are still powerful enough to warrant a common approach by Russia and its eastern neighbor Iran with respect to a deterrent strategy towards the intrusive Western superpower. This week, a small but significant clue is on full display with joint Russia-Iran military exercises in the Caspian Sea involving some 30 vessels. This is partially disguised by a benign environmental cause. (...) Iran's willingness to join this exercise represents a complete about-face from seven years ago. In May 2002, Tehran reacted sharply to a Russian military exercise in the Caspian - held in the aftermath of a failed summit on the issue - by refusing to even send a military observer to the maneuver. Despite all the ups and downs of Iran-Russia relations since then, the weight of geopolitical and geo-economic considerations on both countries has increasingly switched towards greater cooperation, much to the chagrin of Washington, which is keen on isolating "nuclearizing Iran". At a time when Russia feels undermined by US-backed pipeline projects in the region, as well as dismayed by the absence of any compromise by the Barack Obama administration on its planned installation of an anti-missile shield in Eastern Europe, Moscow's intention to upgrade its military connections with Tehran is calculated. The signal to Washington is that Russia does not tolerate any direct or indirect "regime change" scenario with respect to Iran, a major pillar of anti-US sentiment in the region. CLIP

New drug shields against radiation (July 18, 2009)
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0%2C25197%2C25797329-15084%2C00.html
A MEDICATION that can protect people exposed to normally lethal doses of radiation from a nuclear or a "dirty" bomb has been developed, reports say.In tests involving 650 monkeys exposed to radiation equivalent to that recorded during the Chernobyl nuclear reactor disaster in 1986, 70 per cent died while the rest suffered serious maladies, the newspaper Yediot Achronot said yesterday.Of the group given anti-radiation shots, almost all survived and had no side effects. A test on humans not exposed to radiation showed none suffered side effects from the medication.The medication was developed by Andrei Gudkov, chief scientific officer at Cleveland BioLabs in the US. Also involved was Israel's Elena Feinstein."We made a breakthrough that may save the lives of millions," Dr Gudkov was quoted as saying.The medication has important implications in the treatment of cancer, the report said, since it permits use of more powerful radiation.If the medication is given final approval by the Food and Drug Administration, which Dr Gudkov said would happen within two years, it could have a strategic impact, particularly for nations threatened with nuclear attack. Among the major fears in the West is not nuclear attack but "dirty bombs", which kill mostly by radiation. Dr Gudkov conceived the idea in 2003 of using protein produced in bacteria found in the intestine to protect cells from radiation. "The medication works by suppressing the 'suicide mechanism' of cells hit by radiation," the newspaper said, "while enabling them to recover from the radiation-induced damages that prompted them to activate the suicide mechanism in the first place."The medication is a preventative drug administered by one or several doses.

Defense official: Israel readying for attack on Iran (16/07/2009)
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1100627.html
Israel's recent deployment of warships across the Red Sea should be seen as serious preparation for an attack on Iran, an Israeli defense official told the Times of London on Thursday. "This is preparation that should be taken seriously. Israel is investing time in preparing itself for the complexity of an attack on Iran. These maneuvers are a message to Iran that Israel will follow up on its threats," the official was quoted as saying. Earlier this week, two Israel Navy gunboats openly sailed through the Suez Canal into the Red Sea. The ships that passed through the Suez Canal on Tuesday were two Sa'ar 5 gunboats, the Hanit and the Eilat. This follows a similar incident in late June, when an Israeli Dolphin-class submarine passed through the canal, later returning the same way. The move, apparently coordinated with Egypt, is seen as a warning message to Middle Eastern radicals, first and foremost Iran. (...) Israel has an interest in a naval presence in the Red Sea for two reasons: the effort to halt arms smuggling from Iran to the Gaza Strip - which, according to international media reports, mainly takes place by sea from Iran to Sudan, and then overland via Egypt, and the effort to bolster its deterrence against Iran in the event of a direct conflict breaking out.

Biden: Israel has 'sovereign right' to attack Iran (07.06.09)
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3741697,00.html
In an interview with ABC, VP Biden suggests Washington won't stand in Israel's way should it choose to attack Iran's nuclear facilities, but White House says 'allies know Obama believes now is the time to explore diplomatic options' -- WASHINGTON – Israel is free to do whatever it deems necessary to remove the Iranian nuclear threat, US Vice President Joe Biden said Sunday. In an interview with ABC's 'This Week with George Stephanopoulos,' Biden said "Israel can determine for itself - it's a sovereign nation - what's in their interest and what they decide to do relative to Iran and anyone else. As for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's approach, according to which Israel would "give until the end of the year for this whole process of engagement (with Iran) to work before taking matters into its own hands," Biden said "they're entitled to do that. Any sovereign nation is entitled to do that. But there is no pressure from any nation that's going to alter our behavior as to how to proceed. " However, the vice president did add that "what we believe (pursuing diplomatic options regarding Iran) is in the national interest of the United States, which we, coincidentally, believe is also in the interest of Israel and the whole world. And so there are separate issues. "If the Netanyahu government decides to take a course of action different than the one being pursued now, that is their sovereign right to do that. That is not our choice," he said. CLIP

IAF purchases advanced 'smart bombs' (Aug 4, 2009)
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1249275681969&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull
The Israel Air Force has purchased a new and advanced JDAM smart bomb with a laser-targeting system that will improve the IAF's ability to accurately hit fast-moving targets.An IAF plane. According to an Israeli Defense Ministry official, the order was placed earlier this summer for over 100 LJDAM (Laser Joint Direct Attack Munition) kits. CLIP

Research Shows Children are Critically Susceptible to Pesticides (July 21, 2009)
http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_18621.cfm
A new study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives has revealed that children are dangerously vulnerable to the effects of environmental pesticides, and for far longer than originally suspected.Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley have discovered that children lack sufficient levels of the enzyme most responsible for detoxifying pesticides up to the age of seven and possibly for longer. Known as paraxonase or PON1, the enzyme is the most important defense the body has against organophosphate chemicals, a major ingredient of the most commonly used agricultural pesticides.458 children from rural communities were tested for levels of the enzyme, with results showing it to be consistently around a third lower than that of the mother of each child. To compound the concern, more than 40% of the children tested positive for a genetic type that made them particularly susceptible due to the inactivity of the enzyme, whilst nearly one in ten had a genetic profile that made them 'extremely vulnerable'.Additionally, older children are thought to be around five times more susceptible to organophosphates than adults. (...) The Pesticide Action Network of North America (PANNA) has described the findings as "extremely concerning"."Even before these results were known, EPA scientists argued that organophosphate pesticides -- posing serious threats to children's neurological development -- were too toxic to be used; we need to ban them, starting with chlorpyrifos", said PAN senior scientist Margaret Reeves, in response to the study. [2]Green campaigners have suggested eating organically as an important way of reducing pesticide exposure. A University of Washington study found that children fed mostly organic produce and juice had only one-sixth of the level of organophosphate pesticide byproducts in their urine compared to children who ate conventionally grown foods.

Climate change to force 75 million Pacific Islanders from their homes (27 Jul 2009)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/climatechange/5915829/Climate-change-to-force-75-million-Pacific-Islanders-from-their-homes.html
More than 75 million people living on Pacific islands will have to relocate by 2050 because of the effects of climate change, Oxfam has warned. -- A report by the charity said Pacific Islanders were already feeling the effects of global warming, including food and water shortages, rising cases of malaria and more frequent flooding and storms. Some had already been forced from their homes and the number of displaced people was rising, it warned."The Future is Here: Climate Change in the Pacific" predicted that many Pacific Islanders would not be able to relocate within their own countries and would become international refugees. It urged neighbouring wealthy countries to take urgent action to curb their carbon emissions to prevent a large-scale crisis. Half of the population of the Pacific live less than 1.5km from the coast and are incredibly vulnerable to sea-level rise and extreme weather. But as well as moving out, the report found that some countries had started adapting to the changing climate. CLIP

World will warm faster than predicted in next five years, study warns (27 July 2009)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/jul/27/world-warming-faster-study
New estimate based on the forthcoming upturn in solar activity and El Niño southern oscillation cycles is expected to silence global warming sceptics -- The world faces record-breaking temperatures as the sun's activity increases, leading the planet to heat up significantly faster than scientists had predicted for the next five years, according to a study. The hottest year on record was 1998, and the relatively cool years since have led to some global warming sceptics claiming that temperatures have levelled off or started to decline. But new research firmly rejects that argument. The research, to be published in Geophysical Research Letters, was carried out by Judith Lean, of the US Naval Research Laboratory, and David Rind, of Nasa's Goddard Institute for Space Studies.The work is the first to assess the combined impact on global temperature of four factors: human influences such as CO2 and aerosol emissions; heating from the sun; volcanic activity and the El Niño southern oscillation, the phenomenon by which the Pacific Ocean flips between warmer and cooler states every few years.The analysis shows the relative stability in global temperatures in the last seven years is explained primarily by the decline in incoming sunlight associated with the downward phase of the 11-year solar cycle, together with a lack of strong El Niño events. These trends have masked the warming caused by CO2 and other greenhouse gases.As solar activity picks up again in the coming years, the research suggests, temperatures will shoot up at 150% of the rate predicted by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Lean and Rind's research also sheds light on the extreme average temperature in 1998. The paper confirms that the temperature spike that year was caused primarily by a very strong El Niño episode. A future episode could be expected to create a spike of equivalent magnitude on top of an even higher baseline, thus shattering the 1998 record.The study comes within days of announcements from climatologists that the world is entering a new El Niño warm spell. This suggests that temperature rises in the next year could be even more marked than Lean and Rind's paper suggests. A particularly hot autumn and winter could add to the pressure on policy makers to reach a meaningful deal at December's climate-change negotiations in Copenhagen. CLIP

China's three biggest power firms emit more carbon than Britain, says report (28 July 2009)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/jul/28/china-greenhouse-gas-emissions-greenpeace
Greenpeace report names top three polluters and calls for tax on coal to improve efficiency and encourage switch to renewables -- China's three biggest power firms produced more greenhouse gas emissions last year than the whole of Britain, according to a Greenpeace report published today.The group warned that inefficient plants and the country's heavy reliance on coal are hindering efforts to tackle climate change. While China's emissions per capita remain far below those of developed countries, the country as a whole has surpassed the United States to become the world's largest emitter.Greenpeace said the top 10 companies, which provided almost 60% of China's total electricity last year, burned 20% of China's coal — 590m tonnes — and emitted the equivalent of 1.44 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide.The efficiency of Chinese power generation compares unfavourably with other countries. In Japan, 418 grams of carbon dioxide are emitted per kilowatt hour and in the US, the equivalent figure is 625 grams. But most of the top 10 firms in China produce 752 grams of CO2."China is suffering the pains of extreme weather events such as droughts, heat waves, typhoons and floods, worsened by climate change. These power companies can and must help China to prevent climate disaster by rapidly increasing efficiency and the share of renewable energy such as wind and solar," said Yang Ailun, Greenpeace's climate campaign manager, at the launch in Beijing of the Greenpeace report, Polluting Power: Ranking China's Biggest Power Companies. CLIP

'Power Disk’ Offers Hope Of Affordable Solar Energy
http://solarfeeds.com/dmsolar/8297-power-disk-offers-hope-of-affordable-solar-energy.html
A Utah-based company has found a new way to store solar energy, in a small ceramic disk can store more power for less. Researchers at Ceramatec have created the small, ceramic disk, which can hold up to 20-kilowatt hours, which is enough to power an entire house for a large portion of the day.The disk has not yet been manufactured for residential use, but the creators have spoken optimistically about the possibility.If successful, the disks could be the perfect tool for storing and using solar power and reducing reliance on fossil fuels. CLIP

Forget gas, batteries — pee is new power source (July 9, 2009)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31805166/ns/technology_and_science-innovation
Urine-powered cars, homes and personal electronic devices could be available in six months with new technology developed by scientists from Ohio University. Using a nickel-based electrode, the scientists can create large amounts of cheap hydrogen from urine that could be burned or used in fuel cells. "One cow can provide enough energy to supply hot water for 19 houses," said Gerardine Botte, a professor at Ohio University developing the technology. "Soldiers in the field could carry their own fuel."

India says no to emission reduction
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/jul/21/india-emissions
India's minister for environment and forests Jairam Ramesh has ruled out the country's agreeing to specific targets for reducing carbon emissions."There is simply no case for the pressure that we [India] — who have among the lowest emissions per capita — face to reduce emissions," Ramesh told visiting US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton yesterday (19 July). CLIP

Activists reveal plan to storm Copenhagen climate summit (21 July 2009)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/jul/21/copenhagen-climate-summit-protest
Anti-globalisation group Climate Justice action talks of plans to mobilise up to 15,000 protesters to storm Copenhagen summit in December -- A network of radical green groups is planning to disrupt the international climate change meeting in Copenhagen in December by invading the conference centre and occupying it for a day, it has emerged. The anti-globalisation group Climate Justice Action has said it hopes to mobilise up to 15,000 protesters to storm the climate summit, and a large carbon dioxide emitter nearby, while negotiators try to thrash out a replacement for the Kyoto protocol. "We want to take over the summit space to set the global agenda away from false, market-based solutions, towards an agenda of social justice," said Tadzio Müller, a 32-year-old German activist who is part of the group organising the protest. "Real emission cuts will not be achieved by initiatives like carbon trading... It is (the pursuit of) economic growth that is driving us into climate chaos."But other green groups have condemned the plan. WWF said the action would be "counter-productive". It is "very concerned" that the proposed protest will put off its own supporters. "If you want to help fight against climate change, you don't storm the building," said Rasmus Helveg Petersen from WWF Denmark. "I don't see the point of this protest." "We are afraid it might affect our ability to mobilise people during the conference. If there is a sense that there could be violence, people will stay at home." CLIP

Greenpeace Study Finds Oil Companies May Be Doom (July 28, 2009)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2009/jul/27/greenpeace-oil-companies-shell
A long-term decline in the demand for oil could undermine the huge investments in Canadian tar sands, which have been heavily opposed by environmentalists, according to a report published today.In this May 29, 2009 file photo, an oil rig is seen at sunset in the desert oil field of Sakhir, Bahrain. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, file)The report, by Greenpeace, will make uncomfortable reading for the companies that are investing tens of billions of pounds to exploit the hard-to-extract oil in the belief that demand and the price would climb inexorably as countries such as China and India industrialise.Citing projections from the oil producers' cartel Opec and the International Energy Agency, as well as various oil experts, the report casts doubt on the conventional assumption that consumption and prices will begin gathering pace once the world pulls itself out of recession.It argues that alongside the cyclical fall in the oil price there are more fundamental structural changes taking place. These are driven by advances in energy efficiency [1] and alternative energy, cleaner vehicles, government policies on climate change and concerns over energy security. Greenpeace has posted the report to 200 shareholders in Shell and BP, including pension funds, in an effort to put pressure on the companies to think again. BP reports quarterly results tomorrow and Shell on Thursday. Lorne Stockman, the author of the report, said: "A peak in oil demand was barely discussed even a year ago, but now it is a viable idea. When it happens, I wouldn't want to guess, but it will happen sooner than we thought. There has been lots of talk about a supply peak, but it is good to start talking about a demand peak, and that has huge implications for these companies."All of the international oil companies as you look beyond 2020 need a high oil price to be profitable, because they are increasingly being pushed to develop expensive resources in not just the tar sands, but in deep water and offshore Arctic sites."But there is something more structural going on," he added. "Governments are beginning to act, and not just the Obama administration. In the EU, the policy driver is climate change, and in China and the US, it is about energy security and the vulnerability of the economy to volatility in the oil price."The rush to exploit the tar sands in Canada has been described as a modern day gold rush that has led to a huge boom in once sleepy towns in the province of Alberta. The oil was once considered too difficult and expensive to extract as it is a mixture of clay, water and bitumen.Many of the projects have been mothballed until the oil price recovers. It has fallen from a peak of $147 a barrel [2] and is currently at about $68. Merrill Lynch estimates that the price would need to settle at about $80 to make further investment viable. Critics argue that tar sands extraction is disastrous to the environment, causing deforestation, requiring huge amounts of water and greenhouse emissions three to five times greater than conventional crude. The report notes that Opec and the IEA have been revising projections for oil demand downwards since 2006, with by far the sharpest revision this year. Opec has revised its 2025 oil forecast down by 12% within the past four years. CLIP

EMF-Omega-News 25. July 2009
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/5842824/

EMF-Omega-News 1. August 2009
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/5855111/




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From: Greg Daugherty (gregdaug@uoregon.edu)
Subject: Feedback on Inoculations
Date: 20 July 2009

The latest compilation on vaccinations was excellent! Thank you so much for pulling it all together in such a great package!!

One of the best defenses against viral attack is Super Tonic, and it can be made at home easily. It is a vinegar tincture of garlic, onion, ginger, horseradish and cayenne pepper. This formula knocks out viral and bacterial attacks in a very short time, and is a good preventative. I use it in salad dressings and sauces as a spicy vinegar. A recipe is available here among other places:

http://www.industryinet.com/~ruby/schultz_super_tonic.html

Also, on the spiritual side, there is a bible called Oahspe first published in 1882, that was channeled on one of the first typewriters. I believe it is the first book to talk about star ships, and has a detailed explanation of the physics of outer space. It also details the first Earth language, which its name came from. The entire book is available on line, and one quote from it on vaccination is:

“The inoculation, or vaccination, of flesh with poison, to save it from poison, is to use the battle-ax of satan. Man shall learn the higher law; to save by virtue instead of vice.” (from http://www.sacred-texts.com/oah/oah/oah409.htm)

Thanks again for all your great work!

Love & light,

Greg
http://tarotmandalas.wordpress.com/

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Note from Jean: Here is so more related material on this whole scam... The announced mass vaccination of children with a cocktail of adjuvants one month BEFORE any tests of the possible harmful side effects of the vaccines are even known is cause enough for a mass popular revolt - if only people knew about it! I've been sending you all the evidence - especially in my July 18 Turning Tide of History #28: The Medical Priesthood of Doom compilation - on this "crime against humanity" in the making, and yet I received precious few feedback and wonder why... It seems this is beyond 9-11 on the scale of evil plans and it should warrant everyone's effort at educating others about this and getting as many people as possible to be alerted and ready to defend their children's life - and their own! - when the mass media frenzy will be hyped up to cower everyone into accepting the lethal jab this autumn... This is a test of our ability to no longer allow fear to disempower us, individually and collectively, and to find the resolve in us to ask for a permanent end to all media and governmental manipulations for the purpose of fulfilling nefarious secret agendas. United we can stand tall and let shine the Light of freedom from all mass inoculation and indoctrination. Individual means of defense as suggested by Greg above and many others are certainly a good thing, but this is not nearly enough as it fails the test of our common responsibility to care for and protect everyone. Please HELP IN NETWORKING THIS MATERIAL FAR AND WIDE AND HELP MAKE THIS THE FINAL TURNING POINT IN THE LONG BATTLE TO EXTIRPATE OURSELVES FROM ALL EVIL INFLUENCE AND BE FREE TO BE ALL THAT WE ARE AS CHILDREN OF THE UNIVERSAL ONE.

WHO moves forward in secrecy to accomplish forced vaccination and population agenda
http://birdflu666.wordpress.com/2009/07/15/who-moves-forward-in-secrecy-to-accomplish-population-agenda/
WHO has refused to release the Minutes of a key meeting of an advisory vaccine group – packed with executives from Baxter, Novartis and Sanofi – that recommended compulsory vaccinations in the USA, Europe and other countries against the artificial H1N1 “swine flu” virus this autumn. In an email this morning, a WHO spokesperson claimed there are no Minutes of the meeting that took place on July 7th in which guidelines on the need for worldwide vaccinations that WH0 adopted this Monday were formulated and in which Baxter and other pharma executives participated. Under the International Health Regulations, WHO guidelines have a binding character on all of WHO’s 194 signatory countries in the event of a pandemic emergency of the kind anticipated this autumn when the second more lethal wave of the H1N1 virus — which is bioengineered to resemble the Spanish flu virus — emerges. In short: WHO has the authority to force everyone in those 194 countries to take a vaccine this fall at gunpoint, impose quarantines and restrict travel. (...) The corporate mainstream media owned by the same “elite” group which funds WHO is systematically concealing from the general public the nature of the real danger of these H1N1 jabs by withholding from them key information concerning the interrelated activities of this group of organisations for their mutual profit. As a result, most people still believe that the H1N1 virus is a natural swine flu when even WHO has officially dropped the term “swine” in tactic acknowledgement of its artificial origin. Most people still believe the vaccine companies can deliver a cure when the vaccine companies are preparing a lethal series of shots containg live attenuated virus, toxic metals and other poisons. The two-dose H1N1 shots are designed to disable the immune system and then load that system with a live virus in a process that mirrors the one described in two of WHO’s 1972 memoranda where the technical means for turning vaccines into killers is outlined. The Strecker Memorandum also reveals that WHO has been actively searching for ways to weaken the immune system. The best protection against the H1N1 virus that has now been released and that will inevtiably become more lethal as it mutates in autumn is colloidal silver and also vitamins to strengthen the immune system, face masks and other such measures. However, none of the governments in North America or Europe have stocked up on colloidal silver or announced sensible health measures to contain the coming lethal wave. Instead, there are growing signs, they will use the panic to terrify people into taking the toxic vaccines which are sure to cause injury or damage because of the presence of heavy metals alone. This mass vaccination will moreover allow ever more lethal strains to emerge and also provide a cover for a release of bird flu virus or other pathogens. This is why steps need to be taken now to stop the mass vaccinations anticipated in autumn by taking legal action to block the distribution of vaccines and/or laws allowing governments to force people to take vaccinations. CLIP

Military to Deploy on U.S. Soil to "Assist" with Pandemic Outbreak (July 30, 2009)
http://www.NaturalNews.com/026732_military_pandemic_outbreak.html
Until now, what I'm about to tell you would have been easily dismissed as a conspiracy theory. It's the kind of story that you might expect from some extreme fringe blogger... the kind of story that never appears in the mainstream media. Only today, it did. And it's not a conspiracy theory, either.CNN is reporting this evening that the U.S. military is gearing up to get involved in the H1N1 swine flu outbreak widely expected to strike the U.S. this fall. As CNN reports, "The U.S. military wants to establish regional teams of military personnel to assist civilian authorities in the event of a significant outbreak of the H1N1 virus this fall, according to Defense Department officials." (http://edition.cnn.com/2009/US/07/28/military.swine.flu/) When it comes to the U.S. military, the word "assist," of course, could mean almost anything. Typically, the U.S. military offers assistance at the end of a rifle. This "assistance" could mean assisting with quarantines, assisting with rounding up infected people or assisting with arresting and imprisoning people who resist vaccine shots.Just to make it even more interesting, this operation will include "personnel from all branches of the military" and it will involve cooperation with FEMA -- the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Now legal immunity for swine flu vaccine makers. (July 25, 2009) http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=14487
The US Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, has just signed a decree granting vaccine makers total legal immunity from any lawsuits that result from any new “Swine Flu” vaccine. Moreover, the $7 billion US Government fast-track program to rush vaccines onto the market in time for the Autumn flu season is being done without even normal safety testing. Is there another agenda at work in the official WHO hysteria campaign to declare so-called H1N1 a pandemic virus threat?First and foremost, neither the WHO nor the CDC or any other scientific body has demonstrated required scientific proof for the existence of the alleged H1N1 Influenza A new virus, a proof which requires such a virus to be scientifically isolated, characterized and photographed with an electron microscope—the scientifically accepted standard procedure. Yet it is being used as the basis for declaring a global “pandemic” threat.The current official panic campaign over alleged Swine Flu danger is rapidly taking on the dimensions of a George Orwell science fiction novel. The document signed by Sebelius grants immunity to those making a swine flu vaccine, under the provisions of a 2006 law for public health emergencies. (...) The story gets worse. Now that the Obama Administration has signed a document of immunity from legal prosecution, the FDA in the United States and UK health authorities have decided to let Big Pharma put vaccine products onto the market before any tests of the possible harmful side effects of the vaccines are even known. The first doses of swine flu vaccine will be given to the public before full data on its safety and effectiveness become available. The untested “pandemic” vaccines will be spread over two doses in a higher quantity, and one brand reportedly will contain a chemical additive, an adjuvant, to make it “go further,” dramatically potentially increasing the risk of side-effects. Children will be among those first in line for the shots and may get the vaccine more than a month before trial results are received.In the UK the government’s National Health Service, NHS, has been ordered to plan for a worst-case scenario in which swine flu might cause 65,000 deaths over the coming winter, including several thousand deaths among children. The British Government has placed advance orders for 132 million doses of vaccine with two manufacturers, GlaxoSmithKline and Baxter, who have licensed “in advance” three "core" vaccines in preparation for a pandemic, conveniently enough even though we are told by WHO and epidemiologists that we cannot prepare in advance for what could be a more ominous mutation of the currently very mild H1N1 problem. CLIP

Sebelius says kids may get swine flu shots first (June 16, 2009) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20090616/us-sebelius-swine-flu/
WASHINGTON — Schoolchildren could be first in line for swine flu vaccine this fall _ and schools are being put on notice that they might even be turned into shot clinics. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Tuesday she is urging school superintendents around the country to spend the summer preparing for that possibility, if the government goes ahead with mass vaccinations."If you think about vaccinating kids, schools are the logical place," Sebelius told The Associated Press.No decision has been made yet on whether and how to vaccinate millions of Americans against the new flu strain that the World Health Organization last week formally dubbed a pandemic, meaning it now is circulating the globe unchecked. But the U.S. is pouring money into development of a vaccine in anticipation of giving at least some people the shots. While swine flu doesn't yet seem any more lethal than the regular flu that each winter kills 36,000 people in the U.S. alone, scientists fear it may morph into a more dangerous type. Even in its current form, the WHO says about half of the more than 160 people worldwide killed by swine flu so far were previously young and healthy. CLIP

Flu Shots put children in the hospital (14 July 2009)
http://www.naturalnews.com/026612_asthma_the_flu_flu_shots.html
At the 105th International Conference of the American Thoracic Society recently held in San Diego, researchers presented a study showing that the flu vaccine – widely touted as a “must have” for children with chronic illnesses – isn’t effective in preventing influenza-related hospitalizations in children, especially ones with asthma. But here’s the most damning evidence that flu shots aren’t the safe, helpful vaccine the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other government agencies claim: the researchers also found that children who get the flu vaccine are more at risk for hospitalization than their peers who do not get the vaccine.

Agencies to set up mass swine flu vaccinations (July 21, 2009)
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/07/21/BA6H18PA5J.DTL
Public health experts are gearing up for swine flu vaccinations this fall in what could be the largest mass-immunization campaign since the polio vaccine was introduced more than 50 years ago. Local public health agencies will bear much of the responsibility for vaccinating the public. For now, there are more questions than answers with regard to flu vaccinations, including how much of the vaccine will be made, when it will available, and who will get it first. In fact, the federal government has not officially announced plans to make a vaccine widely available, although it is expected to do so by the end of summer. "There's still a lot of information we have to figure out, and we're learning as we go," said Dr. Mantu Davis, deputy health officer with the Alameda County Public Health Department. "It's definitely a larger vaccination than anything we've seen, or anything in my lifetime." California authorities designed a mass vaccination plan years ago, under the assumption of a deadly pandemic flu and a limited vaccine supply, said Dr. John Talarico with the state public health department's Center for Infectious Disease. That plan is being revised, given that swine flu seems to be fairly mild so far and that a relatively large amount of vaccine may be available, even if it's not enough to give to everyone at once. A swine flu vaccine is still being designed, and the World Health Organization reported last week that a licensed version may not be available until the end of the year - weeks after the start of the flu season. An unlicensed vaccine - one that is still being tested but is deemed safe enough for the general public - may be available sooner. CLIP Note: After hundreds died and thousands were crippled by a vaccine for the swine flu in 1976, how can they be talking about using an unlicensed vaccine? For lots more on the swine flu scare and the billions in profits for well-connected pharmaceutical corporations and their major investors, click HERE.

Novartis recalled "H1N1" vaccine two months before allegedly new “H1N1" outbreak in Mexico
More proof that swine flu was lab engineered for profit!
http://birdflu666.wordpress.com/2009/07/19/novartis-recalls-h1n1-vaccine-two-months-before-h1n1-outbreak-in-mexico/
Novartis recalled its “swine flu” HIN1 vaccine in February of this year, two months before the outbreak of the allegedly new and unseen “swine flu” H1N1 outbreak in Mexico City occurred in April.The timing of the recall of the H1N1 vaccine raises questions concerning how Novartis could have had a vaccine for the “swine flu” H1N1 virus on the market months before this allegedly new and dangerous “swine flu” virus appeared in Mexico in April. The appearance of the H1N1 virus was allegedly so new and so dangerous that WHO felt obliged to declare a pandemic emergency level 6 even though there have been hardly any deaths around the globe officially attributed to the so-called “swine flu”. As a result of this declaration of a pandemic level 6 emergency, WHO’s vaccine advisory group packed with executives from Baxter and Novartis recommended worldwide vaccination, a recommendation WHO translated into a guideline with legal force. Now, billions of people around the world face the prospect of a mandatory vaccination with unproven, toxic substances for a harmless virus that has been bioengineered to be lethal.Novartis is also planning to have MF 59 or squalene in its vaccine, a toxic adjuvant. Novartis “bird flu” vaccine, which killed at least 20 people in Poland last summer, has “adverse events reactions” listed as its “primary outcome measure” on the database of clinical trials.Novartis’ CEO Daniel Vassella was at the Bilderberg meeting in Athens this May together with Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann. Were they discussing plans to coordinate the activities of the Austrian government, Baxter’s Austrian subsidiary and other vaccine companies such as Novartis to implement forced vaccination in the autumn in response to the media frenzy whipped up by the appearance of a virus in Mexico that Novartis had a vaccine for anyway months before? It was Baxter’s Austrian subsidiary that contaminated 72 pounds of vaccine material with live bird flu virus this February and sent it out to 16 labs in four countries, thereby nearly triggering a pandemic.

Squalene: The Swine Flu Vaccine’s Dirty Little Secret Exposed
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/08/04/Squalene-The-Swine-Flu-Vaccines-Dirty-Little-Secret-Exposed.aspx
According to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, your children should be the first target for mass swine flu vaccinations when school starts this fall. This is a ridiculous assumption for many reasons, not to mention extremely high risk. In Australia, where the winter season has begun, Federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon is reassuring parents the swine flu is no more dangerous than regular seasonal flu. "Most people, including children, will experience very mild symptoms and recover without any medical intervention," she said. Sydney-based immunization specialist Robert Booy predicts swine flu might be fatal to about twice as many children in the coming year as regular influenza. Booy estimates 10-12 children could die from the H1N1 virus, compared with the five or six regular flu deaths seen among children in an average year in Australia. Less than 100 children in the U.S. die each year from seasonal flu viruses. If we use Australia’s math, a very rough estimate would be another 100 children could potentially die of swine flu in the United States in the coming year.If children are the first target group in the U.S. per Sebelius, that means we’re about to inject around 75 million children with a fast tracked vaccine containing novel adjuvants, including dangerous squalene, to prevent perhaps 100 deaths. I’m not overlooking the tragedy of the loss of even one child to an illness like the H1N1 flu virus. But there can be no argument that unnecessary mass injection of millions of children with a vaccine containing an adjuvant known to cause a host of debilitating autoimmune diseases is a reckless, dangerous plan. (...) What Squalene Does to Rats - Oil-based vaccination adjuvants like squalene have been proved to generate concentrated, unremitting immune responses over long periods of time. A 2000 study published in the American Journal of Pathology demonstrated a single injection of the adjuvant squalene into rats triggered “chronic, immune-mediated joint-specific inflammation,” also known as rheumatoid arthritis. The researchers concluded the study raised questions about the role of adjuvants in chronic inflammatory diseases. What Squalene Does to Humans - Your immune system recognizes squalene as an oil molecule native to your body. It is found throughout your nervous system and brain. In fact, you can consume squalene in olive oil and not only will your immune system recognize it, you will also reap the benefits of its antioxidant properties. The difference between “good” and “bad” squalene is the route by which it enters your body. Injection is an abnormal route of entry which incites your immune system to attack all the squalene in your body, not just the vaccine adjuvant.Your immune system will attempt to destroy the molecule wherever it finds it, including in places where it occurs naturally, and where it is vital to the health of your nervous system. Gulf War veterans with Gulf War Syndrome (GWS) received anthrax vaccines which contained squalene. MF59 (the Novartis squalene adjuvant) was an unapproved ingredient in experimental anthrax vaccines and has since been linked to the devastating autoimmune diseases suffered by countless Gulf War vets. The Department of Defense made every attempt to deny that squalene was indeed an added contaminant in the anthrax vaccine administered to Persian Gulf war military personnel – deployed and non-deployed – as well as participants in the more recent Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program (AVIP). However, the FDA discovered the presence of squalene in certain lots of AVIP product. A test was developed to detect anti-squalene antibodies in GWS patients, and a clear link was established between the contaminated product and all the GWS sufferers who had been injected with the vaccine containing squalene. CLIP

Swine Flu Created in US and Canada--DON'T MISS THIS! (June 25, 09)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ho-iuIGMpg
Special thanks to http://www.youtube.com/user/Steeper33 for this video which supports the assertion that the pandemic crisis we're now facing is by design. Always follow the money because the pharmaceutical industry can create any disease as long as we're willing to pay for the cure.

Swine Flu Pandemic, 2009, Part II, Baxter Corporation's "Accident"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcVDok5LrAg
You may be shocked to learn what is detailed in this film. The growing H1N1-H5N1 recombined flu pandemic implicates a British (Anglo-) American "vaccine pipeline" that promises to inject, infect, and intoxicate every American, and billions elsewhere by 2010, to serve economic and depopulation agendas. Dr. Leonard Horowitz, a world leading consumer health activist, provides documented evidence that this pandemic is classic GENOCIDE--the mass killing and/or enslaving of people for profit, politics and/or ideology. Dr. Horowitz reports here on the dark history of the Baxter company, a leading vaccine producer, now stockpiling the UK and European nations, that "accidentally" spread the most deadly avian flu viruses across Europe just a few months ago. The "accident" was perfectly timed to prompt recombinations of the spreading Mexican Flu, bolstered by another "accident" that occurred in a train traveling in Switzerland. In other words, global population were "primed" by those who direct the world's "biodefenses" against this rapidly mutating, genetic engineered "Swine Flu, 2009.

New criminal charges concerning Baxter and the Austrian Health Minister and Chancellor were filed by me this morning – finally (July 23, 2009)
http://birdflu666.wordpress.com/2009/07/23/new-criminal-charges-concerning-baxter-in-austria-and-the-health-ministers-cover-up-were-filed-by-me-this-morning-finally/
I handed in another set of criminal charges at the Vienna State Prosecutor’s office today, albeit a little later than planned, and almost four months after I first filed against Baxter for manufacturing and releasing 72 kilos of vaccine material contaminated with live bird flu virus, a case which the police have started investigating. (...) The more I looked at the evidence concerning Baxter’s activities in Austria, the more I became convinced an international crime group really has annexed the highest government offices. Baxter is not only able to manufacture and distribute 72 kilos of deadly vaccine material at will and so nearly trigger a global pandemic, it is also lavishly rewarded with lucrative government contracts for “pandemic” vaccines against those very same pandemics, and well in advance.In spite of the gravity of what happened, no serious investigation was made by the Austrian Health Minister or by the highest state prosecutor, it appears. In fact, the Health Minister clearly helped cover up the incident as he himself was forced to reveal in parliamentary answers in May 20th, 2009. He explained that he sent vets to look at Baxter’s lab – vets who quickly decided business could resume as usual. As a result, anyone who lives in Austria and in countries such as the Czech Republic, the UK and Ireland could soon be forced to take the Baxter H1N1 jab in autumn for the mysterious “swine flu”. The Health Minister revealed there are no plans to store any of the 16 million doses ordered from Baxter for the 8 million people living here… Also, the Austrian pandemic plans allows the police to be used to carry through forced vaccinations in a pandemic emergency… Like just about every other country in the world, Austria is also set to fall under the power of WHO in the even of a pandemic crisis. A special “expert” crisis committee is to be set up to manage the “pandemic” and this committee will be answerable to WHO and the EU. This transfer of power is absolutely unconstitutional! No one knew about this let alone voted on it. And so it’s surely legitimate to ask: how many of the judges here have been paid to hand Austria on a plate to WHO and the pharma companies? And how many of the politicians have been paid not to vote for Article 22 allowing countries to withdraw from WHO as Paul from Ireland has informed me they can? CLIP

Information to be sent to the US military concerning the upcoming combined UN/WHO counterterrorism exercise and pandemic “drill” http://birdflu666.wordpress.com/2009/07/25/information-to-be-sent-to-the-us-military-concerned-the-combined-unwho-miiltary-exercise-and-pandemic-drill/
This is information that we are going to be sending out to all the branches of the US military and also to veterans’ organizations concerning the combined military counterterrorism exercises starting on Monday, July 27 through Friday July 31, 2009 in US Region VI, which includes California, Texas, New Mexico and Arkansas. These UN-controlled military exercises are timed to intersect with the FEMA and Homeland Security H1N1 pandemic drills under the guidance of WHO. (...) Both the counterterrorism exercise and the FEMA/Homeland Security pandemic “drill” will, therefore, be coordinated by the UN in as far as WHO, a UN agency. CLIP

Refusing Vaccination Labels You a “Criminal”, So Says WHO (July 30, 2009)
http://farmwars.info/?p=1314
The World Health Organization determined in 2005 it has the authority to dissolve sovereign governments and take control should there be a “pandemic”. This applies to any country signed onto WHO….which of course we are. The WHO just raised this non-existent pandemic to level 4. From the WHO 2005 declaration: (excerpted) “ Under special pandemic plans enacted around the world including the USA, in 2005, national governments are to be dissolved in the event of a pandemic emergency and replaced by special crisis committees, which take charge of the health and security infrastructure of a country, and which are answerable to the WHO and EU in Europe and to the WHO and UN in North America. If the Model Emergency Health Powers Act is implemented on the instructions of WHI, it will be a criminal offence for Americans to refuse the vaccine. Police are allowed to use deadly force against “criminal” suspects. Here are ten key points associated with MSEHPA: Under the Model State Emergency Health Powers Act, upon the declaration of a “public health emergency,” governors and public health officials would be empowered to: (...) So there you have it. You are now officially to be declared a criminal if you refuse the vaccine and deadly force can be used against you if you resist. And to think, not only did our federal government agree to this abomination, it was also successful in getting the same laws passed in most states. I will be revisiting this list of powers in a subsequent article as it relates to the coming “healthcare reform”, and other odious pieces of legislation being devised. This gives me pause to consider this: Could the so-called healthcare reform that the government claims must be done right away, right now, quickly, immediately….no time to waste be tied somehow to this WHO declaration? Hmmmm. I smell a really big rat! Those pesky FEMA drills…part of a plan? I am wary of this FEMA drill that is taking place not only for the obvious reasons….but its close proximity to the planned forced vaccinations scheduled to be mandated early this fall. Our own government has expressed its intent to forcibly vaccinate school children as a starter. By all means…..target the most vulnerable first. (Take that any way you like.) CLIP

Military Poised to Help FEMA Battle Swine Flu Outbreak (July 29, 2009)
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/07/29/military-poised-help-fema-battle-swine-flu-outbreak/
The Pentagon is preparing to make troops available if necessary to help the Federal Emergency Management Agency tackle a potential outbreak of the H1N1 virus this fall, FOX News has confirmed. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is preparing to sign an order authorizing the military to set up five regional teams to deal with the potential outbreak of H1N1 influenza if FEMA requests help. A senior U.S. defense official told FOX News that the plan calls for military task forces to work in conjunction with the FEMA. No final decision has been reached on how the military effort would be manned, but one source said it likely would include personnel from all branches of the military. It is not known how many troops would be needed and whether they would come from the active duty or the National Guard and Reserve forces. In the event of a major outbreak, civilian authorities would lead any relief efforts, the official said. The military, as it would for a natural disaster or other significant emergency situation, could provide support and fulfill any tasks that civilian authorities could not, such as air transport or testing of large numbers of viral samples from infected patients. As a first step, military leaders have asked Gates to authorize planning for the potential assistance. Orders to deploy actual forces would be reviewed later, depending on how much of a health threat the flu poses this fall, the officials said. Note: In conjunction with all the other evidence that the swine flu scare is bogus, it appears that it may also be designed to provide a "wedge" to break down the prohibition, established by the Posse Comitatus Act, against use of military troops in domestic operations. For many revealing reports from reliable sources on government and military threats to civil liberties, click here.

The 1918 Influenza Epidemic Was a Vaccine-caused Disease
http://blogs.healthfreedomalliance.org/the-1918-influenza-epidemic-was-a-vaccine-caused-disease/
The worst epidemic to ever strike America was the result of a nation-wide vaccination campaign during the Spanish Flu of 1918. It is known that during World War I vaccinations had been forced on all the servicemen, and the timeline shows us that America was not stricken with the viral outbreak until soldiers had returned home. The death and disease rate of vaccinated infantrymen during the war was four times greater than that of unvaccinated civilians. This, however, was no hindrance to the vaccine makers; rather than using the results of the soldiers as a model for what would happen to American civilians, they saw it as business, and health risks were no reason to risk profits. The mass-vaccination program had ended in more deaths to American citizens than from the flu itself. Although this is news from almost a century ago, it is relevant today, perhaps more than ever. A mass-vaccination program is being implemented, and will be potentially mandatory. Our health officials have yet to learn the mistakes of the past, and we could be facing similar results if we continue on this path. CLIP

SAY NO TO THE VACCINE - The Vaccine Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbSpPs05YAc

Volunteers sought for testing swine flu shots (July 22, 2009)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32085899/ns/health-swine_flu/
Government needs several thousand to see if vaccine will be effective -- WASHINGTON - The government called Wednesday for several thousand volunteers to start rolling up their sleeves for the first swine flu shots, in a race to test whether a new vaccine really will protect against the virus before its expected rebound in the fall. The first shots should go into volunteers’ arms by the second week of August. A network of medical centers around the country is enrolling for the series of studies directed by the National Institutes of Health.First, doctors will test different doses of the swine flu vaccine in healthy adults, including the elderly — two shots, given 21 days apart. If there are no immediate safety concerns, such as allergic reactions, the same testing quickly will begin in babies and children, said Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. CLIP

What I would do for the Flu - Natural solutions for the flu, if ever needed...
http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/what-i-would-do-for-the-flu/




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In his excellent introduction to Vaccines: Mandatory Swine Flu Vaccine Risks, Fred Burks wrote: "Now is the time to educate yourself on the power of the multinational pharmaceutical companies to manipulate government, to incite fear, and to reap huge profits. Read the revealing words of the former editor-in-chief of the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine at this LINK. By educating ourselves and those around us, we can stop the greedy drug companies from wreaking havoc on our health and political systems." HEAR, HEAR!

Here is below the transcript from this Youtube video: Swine Flu Vaccine: Will We Have A Choice?

From: http://www.nvic.org/NVIC-Vaccine-News/June-2009/Swine-Flu-Vaccine--Will-We-Have-A-Choice--by-Barba.aspx

Swine Flu Vaccine: Will We Have A Choice?

6/22/2009

by Barbara Loe Fisher

The summer will be over before we know it and it will be time for the school year to begin. This fall, many parents are wondering what will happen to their children when they enter the schools. Some public health doctors want to turn schools into vaccination clinics where children will be the first to be injected with experimental swine flu vaccines.

Less Than 50,000 Swine Flu Cases Worldwide

Every day we are being warned by doctors at the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control to worry a lot about the H1N1 influenza A virus, which was first identified in Mexico in April 2009 and is being called the new swine flu. As of June 15, 2009, the World Health Organization states that 76 countries have reported more than 35,000 cases, including 163 deaths. 108 of those deaths have occurred in Mexico.

We are being told that nearly 18,000 Americans have gotten sick from the new swine flu virus, with about 5 percent being hospitalized and 45 dying. It looks like people, who are in poor health to begin with are at greater risk of having complications and dying from the new swine flu, which has symptoms just like regular influenza. This is not surprising because people in poor health are always at greater risk of having complications and dying from infectious disease.

Most Flu-Like Illness Not True Influenza

What a lot of people don’t know is that true type A or type B influenza only causes about 20 percent of all flu-like symptoms that people experience during any given flu season. 80 percent of all flu-like illness in a normal flu season is NOT caused by the type A and B strains of influenza contained in annual flu shots. And vaccine acquired immunity is temporary, while immunity gained after recovering from influenza is longer lasting.

1968 Flu Pandemic Killed 34,000 Americans

The new type A H1N1 influenza virus public health doctors say is making people sick around the world is an unusual combination of human, bird and pig viruses. Nobody seems to know exactly how this new virus was created and why it suddenly emerged from Mexico in mid-April - or if it will behave like past pandemic influenza viruses that caused 68,000 American deaths in 1957 and killed 34,000 Americans in 1968. (The CDC states that 36,000 Americans die from influenza complications annually, with most of those deaths occurring in the elderly and those in poor health). Influenza pandemics usually start with mild symptoms and progress to more severe symptoms before populations acquire immunity to the virus and it dies out.

Older Americans May Have Antibodies Against Swine Flu

The good news about the new swine flu going around is that there are signs those of us born before 1957, may be naturally protected and at LOWER risk of being infected. Why? Because we recovered from influenza caused by similar influenza strains that circulated in past decades and have long lasting antibodies that help us resist infection. So the aging baby boomers have something to be happy about.

Vaccinated Children Don’t Have Natural Antibodies

But will health officials allow our children and grandchildren to get those same kind of natural protective antibodies to type A and B influenza, including this new swine flu? It doesn’t look like it. First, doctors in America have been insisting for the past few years that every child from six months old to age 18 must get an annual flu shot. Second, there are now calls by U.S. health officials to give American children the first doses of experimental swine flu vaccines in the school setting.

WHO Declares Phase 6 Alert; Public Health Doctors Exercise EUA

This is because the response by doctors at the World Health Organization, who immediately went into high gear within days of identifying the new swine flu virus emerging out of Mexico, was to declare a public health emergency. Now, they have increased the pandemic flu fear alert to Phase 6, which is the equivalent of the U.S. Homeland Security’s Code Red warning of an imminent terrorist attack. Doctors at the Centers for Disease Control, who followed the lead of the World Health Organization, have done the same and are exercising unprecedented power that Congress handed over to them after 9-11.

Fast Tracking of Experimental Vaccines With Novel Adjuvants

Whenever the CDC declares a public health emergency, that declaration allows the Food and Drug Administration to permit emergency use authorization for drug companies to fast track creation of experimental drugs and vaccines that do not have to be tested as thoroughly as vaccines that go through the normal FDA licensing process. In this case, Congress responded to the public health emergency declaration by giving a group of drug companies one billion dollars to fast track experimental swine flu vaccines that may include whole live, killed or genetically engineered human and animal influenza viruses, chemicals, and potentially reactive oil based adjuvants that manipulate the immune system to boost the vaccine’s potency.

States Enact Stronger Quarantine & No Free Assembly Laws

In some states, like Massachusetts, public health doctors have persuaded legislators to quickly pass pandemic influenza legislation that will allow state officials to enter the homes and businesses without the approval of occupants; to investigate and quarantine individuals without their consent; to require licensed health care providers to give citizens vaccines and to ban the free assembly of citizens in the state.

What Can You Do?

What does this declaration of a public health emergency in the U.S. mean for you and your family? It means that, right now, you need to become educated about vaccination, influenza, vaccine risks, and the public health laws in your state. You need to find out what your rights and options are under new public health laws that may require you and your children to get vaccinated or be quarantined.

Take Action Now

Go to http://www.NVIC.org and learn more. Register now to attend the Fourth International Public Conference on Vaccination Oct. 2-4, 2009 in Washington, D.C. and help organize in your state to protect your right to informed consent to vaccination. Call and write the state legislators you elected to make public health laws that govern you and your family. Make your voice heard.

Homeland Security, Department of Defense & CDC

As Department of Homeland Security officials are declaring that any disease outbreak is a matter of homeland security; as Department of Defense officials are defining public demonstrations as “low level terrorism;” as CDC officials make plans to re-route airplanes to designated airports with quarantine centers to screen all passengers for signs of swine flu; and as fast tracked experimental pandemic flu vaccines are being created to be given to American children first, it is time for all of us – whether we are public health officials addressing what we believe is a true public health emergency or whether we are ordinary citizens simply trying to protect our health and the health of our children - to act in rational and responsible ways.

Protect Health Choices

Every pharmaceutical drug, including vaccines, carries a risk and those risks are greater for some than others. In this time of fear, we cannot let that fear take away our freedom to make voluntary health choices, including vaccine choices, so we have the power to make sure that the cure is not more dangerous than the disease.

Endnotes:

CLIP - Please go HERE to review these Endnotes




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Forwarded by Barry Snyder (barrymartin@cot.net)

From: http://solari.com/blog/?p=3532

Swine Flu: What I Believe

By Catherine Austin Fitts

July 22, 2009

I believe one of the goals of the swine flu vaccine is depopulation. Perhaps it is the goal of a swine flu epidemic as well, whether bio-warfare or hype around a flu season.

These days, I keep remembering my sense of urgency leaving the Bush Administration in 1991. We had to do something to turn around the economy and gather real assets behind retirement plans and the social safety net. If not, Americans could find themselves deeply out on a limb. I felt my family and friends were in danger. They did not share my concern. They had a deep faith in the system.

As my efforts to find ways of reengineering government investment in communities failed to win political support, Washington and Wall Street moved forward with a debt bubble and globalization that was horrifying in its implications for humanity.

Overwhelmed by what was happening, I estimated the end result. My simple calculations guessed that we were going to achieve economic sustainability on Earth by depopulating down to a population of approximately 500 million people from our then current global population of 6 billion. I was a portfolio strategist used to looking at numbers from a very high level. Those around me could not fathom how all the different threads I was integrating could lead to such a conclusion. To me, we had to have radical change in how we governed resources or depopulate. It was a mathematical result.

A year later, in 1999, a very capable investment and portfolio strategist asked me if he could come have a private lunch with me in Washington. We sat in a posh restaurant across from the Capitol. He said quietly that he had calculated out where the derivatives and debt bubble combined with globalization were going. The only logical conclusion he could reach was that significant depopulation was going to occur. He said his estimates led to an approximate population of 500 million. I said very quietly, “that’s my estimate too.” I will never forget the look of sadness that crossed his face. I was amazed to find someone else who understood.

It turns out that we were not alone. Sir James Goldsmith had warned of the consequences of GATT in 1994. He described the process under way, involving the loss of land and livelihood for 3 billion people, “…This is the establishment against the rest of society.” Voices were rising around the planet as hardships exploded from global economic warfare and industrialization of agriculture.

As trillions of dollars were shifted out of America by legal and illegal means to reinvest in Asia and emerging markets and to build a global military empire, we left a sovereign nation economic model behind. Finally, the expense and corruption of empire resulted in bailouts of $12-14 trillion, delivering a new financial war chest to the people leading the financial engineering. Now we have exploding unemployment, an exploding federal deficit, an Inspector General for the TARP bailout program predicting that the ultimate bailout cost could rise to $23.7 trillion and a Congressional Budget Director who is concluding that we can no longer afford the social safety net.

That is, unless you change the actuarial assumptions in the budget – like life expectancy. Lowering immune systems and increasing toxicity levels combined with poor food, water and terrorizing stress will help do the trick. Review the history of vaccines rushed into production without proper testing and peer review - it is clear about the potential side effects. In addition, a plague can so frighten and help control people that they will accept the end of their current benefits (and the resulting implications to life expectancy) without objection. And a plague with proper planning can be highly profitable. Whatever the truth of what swine flu and related vaccines are, it can be used as a way to keep control in a situation that is quickly shifting out of control.

In short, an epidemic can be used to offset the inflation of capital with increasing deflation of the value and income of labor and continual demand destruction. It is a great deal of time and money spent on something that will not help build a real economy. The disinformation and control opportunities are profound. They keep the slow burn going. It is the next, meaner face of “the establishment against the rest of society.”

That’s what I believe. I am not an expert. I have no case worth presenting in a court of law. There are hundreds of hours of research on the swine flu and related vaccines that I have not done and I am not going to do. It is just what I believe, listening to the people I respect, and in no small part because if you map out all the financial ecosystems around the issue and people and incentives involved, it seems to me to be the logical conclusion.

Now, if this sounds ludicrous to you, it may be because you do not appreciate how dark the culture has become that is now in charge. Do you have any idea how impossibly frustrating it is to manage a highly centralized system in which the vast majority of people lack any responsibility to ensure that the whole thing works? Everyone wants their free lunch and there are no real markets or democracy to force accountability or a shared intelligence. Force works. Force has increasingly become the way to achieve most everything. Using force is a lot easier that living with rising risk and the costs of subsidizing an aging population.

So the question for you and me is “what do we do?” Are we going to take a vaccine? Are we going to allow our children to be vaccinated? Will we have a choice? How can we organize to make sure that we do? Is self-quarantine a practical option? How would we prepare for it?

What you believe is your responsibility. The time has come to build time into Summer schedules to research options, discuss them with those you trust and make informed decisions about what you believe and what actions you intend to take under a variety of scenarios.

I don’t have the answers yet. Somehow, I believe we can find them together. And while we do, let’s remember to pray for the love of humanity to be rekindled and nourished in each and every heart.




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From: http://www.totalhealthbreakthroughs.com/2009/07/gm-foods-a-real-killer/

The Nightmare of GM Foods

by Melanie Segala 07/29/2009

“You have to know where your food is coming from.” These words of warning were spoken by biologist and plant expert, Arpad Puszati at a gathering of concerned citizens in St. Catherine’s, Ontario earlier this year.1

As far back as 1998, Dr. Puszati’s research at the Rowett Research Institute in Aberdeen, Scotland showed that genetically modified potatoes caused health problems in rats, including a weakened immune system and abnormal growth. For blowing the whistle on Big Agra, he was dismissed from his job.

Eleven years later, as companies like Monsanto successfully silenced their critics, genetically modified organisms have gained a stronghold in taking over the world’s food supply — in spite of the fact that a growing body of evidence shows the alarming health effects that are being seen in people and animals who are consuming GM foods. But unlike years ago, concerned physicians and scientists are now banding together and advising their patients and the general public to avoid GM foods altogether.

The latest professional group to voice their warnings is the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) who is advising physicians to educate their patients and the medical community about the health risks of GM foods — including “infertility, immune problems, accelerated aging, insulin regulation, and changes in major organs and the gastrointestinal system.”2

Why are these medical professionals so sure that GM foods are to blame for the growing list of health problems? Because of the reason and method they were manufactured. GM corn and cotton for example, are produced with a built-in pesticide called Bt. When the insect bites the plant, the poison kills it. The problem is that the Bt toxin in GM plants is thousands of times more concentrated and toxic than the spray version — and it cannot be washed off — it’s part of the plant.

And as health professionals for the AAEM have pointed out, there are precious few human studies to document the safety of GM foods. The animal studies however, tell a frightening story.2 Here are just a few examples:

- When GM soy was fed to female rats, most of their babies died within three weeks—compared to a 10% death rate among the control group fed natural soy. When male rats were fed GM soy, their testicles turned from a natural pink to dark blue.

- In India when grazing animals fed on the remainder of harvested GM cotton plants, all of them died including thousands of sheep. Those that grazed on natural cotton plants remained healthy.

- In the US, farmers have reported that thousands of pigs became sterile after eating GM corn.

- In Germany, GM corn is thought to have caused the death of both cows and horses.

There is only one human study so far that demonstrates what GM foods might be doing to us — and it is chilling indeed. The modified gene that is inserted into GM soy transfers into the DNA of our intestinal bacteria and is still functional. This means our own gut flora could continue to produce the pesticide long after we have eaten the food — perhaps forever.2

Could GM foods be the cause of skyrocketing numbers of obesity, diabetes, autism, and even cancer? According to researchers, it may be, but we may never know for sure. The link to GM foods can’t be traced and the onset of the disease may take several years.

But that doesn’t mean we should take any chances, or wait for the results to come in. If Big Agra has its way, any damning evidence that links GM foods to chronic diseases will be stifled and the epidemic of immune and degenerative diseases will continue to rise.

What you can do is stay away from all processed food unless it clearly states on the package that it is organic or made from non-GMO ingredients. According to the Institute for Responsible Technology and the Center for Food Safety, you should also steer clear of soy or corn derivatives, cottonseed and canola oils, and GM sugar beets. These two organizations provide a downloadable Non-GMO Shopping Guide for consumers to refer to help with their food choices.

Let’s not be lab rats for the benefit of Big Agra. Together we can take a stand and just say no to the foods that are not fit for human or animal consumption.

References

1. Scientist Issues Genetic Food Warning, January 19, 2009, The St. Catherines Standard (Canada).

2. Doctors Warn: Avoid Genetically Modified Food,
http://www.responsibletechnology.org/utility/showArticle/?objectID=2989




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Forwarded by Kathy Roberts (weerkhr@pacbell.net)

From: http://disc.yourwebapps.com/discussion.cgi?id=149495;article=125610

CHENEY KNOWS ALL ABOUT ETs AND THEIR CRAFT

Jul 19, 2009

Cheney taken inside S-4 to view flying saucers & EBE bodies

Drawing of discs inside S-4. Artist: Agnes Shojack.Around April 1991, Dick Cheney was taken inside a secret underground facility located in a remote area in Nevada adjacent to Nellis Air Force base to view captured flying saucers and dead extraterrestrial bodies. The startling claims were made by a former security guard at the facility who in October 1991 gave his testimony on video. The guard had documents and photos supporting his claims of working on the secret facility called S-4.

The guard, Derek Hennessy, used the pseudonym Connor O'Ryan in giving his testimony in a set of interviews with Lt Col Wendelle Stevens (USAF, ret.) and his associate Gem Cox. O'Ryan/Hennessy claims he had worked for 8/9 years as a Navy SEAL and performed various covert operations. He said that 18 of these missions were assassinations sanctioned by the CIA or other agencies. During the last nine months of his military service in 1991, he worked at the remote S-4 facility which had stringent security procedures. It appeared that the isolation and security at S-4 helped assassins hide their trail after missions.

O'Ryan/Hennessy described his work on the second level of the S-4 facility. S-4 employed approximately 75 personnel on levels 1 and 2. He said he was aware of a further two levels of the facility, but was never allowed to enter levels 3 and 4. He said that approximately 12-15 personnel worked at Levels 3 & 4. His primary duty was to guard the elevators to them which required three keys, a thumbprint and a retinal scan to open.

O'Ryan/Hennessy described the hangar facilities on level two for storing the seven flying saucers retrieved from various crash sites. There were ten hangar bays in total. The facility was described as "the museum" suggesting it was designed to store advanced extraterrestrial technologies that had been superceded. He revealed how one or more of the flying saucers would be raised to the surface for a flight test. This would only occur when no Russian or other spy satellites were passing overhead. All testing would stop when satellites were detected.

He also described seven tubes with bodies of extraterrestrial biological entities (EBEs) typically described as Grays. A biologist would regularly check the fluids to maintain the right temperature and fluid mix to maintain the bodies. In addition to the photos he showed to two witnesses, O'Ryan/ Hennessy drew pictures in his taped interview describing the facilities.

O'Ryan/Hennessy described the day Cheney visited as around the time when the U.S. was closing military bases at the end of the Cold War. Cheney was accompanied by three other officials and escorted by two base security personnel. He said Cheney only visited the first two levels of the S-4 facility and saw both the flying saucers and the bodies of dead extraterrestrials. O'Ryan/Hennessy said:

I was on level two at the time of his visit and I watched him go in and he went into the back building and we were called up to guard the front of the hangar areas. He saw the bodies too — the seven little grey people.

A supercomputer and photo analysis expert, Jim Dilettoso, allowed O'Ryan/Hennessy to stay at his property for a month. Dilettoso said O'Ryan/Hennessy showed both him and Gem Cox photographs allegedly taken at S-4. He saw photos of what appeared to be extraterrestrial vehicles, and extraterrestrial bodies in glass tubes. He also saw a photo with Dick Cheney standing on a balcony allegedly inside the S-4 facility viewing the area below with the flying saucers and bodies while O‚Connor/Hennessy was allegedly on duty. Dilettoso also recognized the former Director of the National Security Agency, Admiral Bobby Ray Inman (USN ret.) as one of the officials in the photo with Cheney.

How credible is O'Ryan's/Hennessy's testimony? The most significant documentary evidence is the W-2 obtained by Stevens (see slide show). The control number (45851), Employer Identification Number (95-6593572) and Employers State ID (2464423P) were checked and confirmed by Stevens‚ FBI contact. According to the FBI contact, O'Ryan/Hennessy had been "deprogrammed and reprogrammed" after being taken back in to covert programs by the CIA and Naval intelligence on various covert assignments. The W-2 and numbers can be investigated for independent confirmation.

Furthermore, O'Ryan/Hennessy revealed many details in his video testimony to Wendelle Stevens and Gem Cox about his background and events, that can also be investigated for corroboration. Finally, O'Ryan/Hennessy stayed for a month with supercomputer and photo analysis expert, Jim Dilettoso who along with Cox witnessed his photos and a duty roster that O'Ryan/Hennessy showed him.

Dilettoso also described a bizarre incident that changed his initial skepticism towards O'Ryan//Hennessy's amazing story. Returning from a 1991 Thanksgiving party that O'Ryan/Hennessy attended, Dilettoso found a package at the inside front gate of his ranch. Thinking it was for him, Dilettoso took it. When it was later opened, a severed finger was found along with a threatening note directed at O'Ryan/Hennessy to return photos and other evidence of S-4. Together with other strange episodes indicating close surveillance by a mysterious group of people, Dilettoso decided it was time for O'Ryan/Hennessy to leave.

O'Ryan/Hennessy says he decided to come forward after he was told that he had contracted a virulent form of Hodgkin's disease. Being 29 at the time, and in good health with no history of the disease in his family, he suspected that he was being set up for elimination. In retaliation, he decided to become a whistleblower and release photographs taken at S-4.

O'Ryan//Hennessy's remarkable testimony, if substantiated, clearly reveals that Richard Cheney while Secretary of Defense, had directly witnessed S-4, and covert programs involving extraterrestrial life and technology. That may explain why George Bush deferred to Cheney during the 2000 Presidential Campaign on a question concerning when UFO information would be released: "It will be the first thing he (pointing to Cheney) will do. He'll get right on it." Alas, after a tumultuous eight years as Vice-President, Cheney never chose to disclose anything about his alleged visit to S-4, and knowledge of extraterrestrial life and technology.

[Authors Note: I thank Rick Keefe for his assistance in confirming details of this article and for editorial assistance. The S-4 Informers video is available online: Vol 1; Vol 2. More information about the video and its production is available at: http://ufohypotheses.com/ ] = UFO HYPOTHESIS CONFERENCE 2009 . " S4 INFORMERS" - {12 videos} = http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=D15E727A5E267287




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From: http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/vida_alien/cosmic_topsecret02.htm

Com. Sgt. Maj. Robert O. Dean

by David Sunfellow

from NHNENewsBrief Website
recovered through WayBackMachine Website

Robert O. Dean is a highly decorated veteran who fought in both the Korean and Vietnam wars. After having successfully passed a series of high level security checks, Dean claims he was given the highest top secret clearance NATO had and assigned to the Supreme Headquarters Operation Center (SHOC), located just outside Paris, France. In January of 1964, the SHOC controller on duty went into a NATO vault and handed Dean a massive, highly classified document.

Called, "ASSESSMENT: AN EVALUATION OF A POSSIBLE MILITARY THREAT TO ALLIED FORCES IN EUROPE," the 12-inch thick document was one of only 15 copies in existence. The document was the result of two and a half years of research, which had been funded by NATO. It had been put together by military representatives of every NATO nation and also included contributions from some of our planet's greatest scientific minds. All 15 copies were numbered and classified. They were kept under lock and key. They had been published in English, German, and French. The Super Top Secret document dealt, exhaustively, with UFO's.

According to Dean, the NATO-produced document on UFO's contained the following information:

The UFO study team that compiled the document had traveled to Cambridge, Oxford, the Sorbonne, MIT, and other major universities for input on chemistry, physics, atmospheric physics, biology, history, psychology, and even theology. These areas were listed with separate appendices.

The document contained reports of civilian and military encounters with UFO's--and their occupants. Some of these reports contained interviews with people who claimed to have been taken aboard UFO's. In one of these reports, a Danish farmer claimed that the aliens he encountered--two little beings and two human looking beings--spoke to him in his native language.

One appendix, entitled 'Autopsies', contained photographs of a 30-meter disc that had crashed in Timmensdorfer, Germany, in 1961. According to the report, the British army reached the crash sight first and established a perimeter. Since the craft had crashed in very soft, loamy soil, it hadn't been destroyed. The United States and Russian governments also joined in the investigation.

Inside the craft were 12 small grey bodies, all dead. There were pictures of the bodies being laid out and then put on stretchers and loaded into jeeps. There were also autopsy photos. These autopsies said that the small grey creatures looked as if they were clones of some kind, with no alimentary track. They did not ingest, or process food as we do, nor did they have any system for elimination. Furthermore, it appeared that they were incapable of reproduction.

The craft was cut up into six pie-shaped pieces and flown off to Wright-Patterson Air Force base in Ohio.

The NATO report contained 5 major conclusions:

1. Our planet, and the human race, have been studied by several different extraterrestrial civilizations. Four of these races have been identified visually. One race looked the same as the human race. Another race was about the same height, stature and structure as we are, but had a very grey, pasty skin color. The third race was the small, large-headed and small-bodied Greys. And the fourth race was reptilian, with vertical pupils and lizard-like skin.

2. These alien visitations had been going on for at least 200 years, and probably longer.

3. These extraterrestrial visitors did not appear hostile.

4. Flybys, and various other UFO maneuvers were designed to demonstrate their capabilities.

5. A carefully orchestrated program of some kind seemed to be underway. It began with flybys, then landings, and eventually culminated in contact.
An Article that appeared in the April 1994 issue of OMNI MAGAZINE contains a longer version of Dean's story. In this longer version, Dean lists the names of commanding officers who were aware of this document and also discusses the ongoing trouble NATO had dealing with UFO's that would regularly appear over central Europe.

In 1961, Dean claimed that fifty large, metallic, circular objects were spotted on radar. They were flying in formation from the Soviet Union towards Europe, at about 100,000 feet. Although Dean claims the UFO's only appeared on radar for nine minutes, they caused both NATO and the Soviet Union to go to red alert and scramble war planes. According to Dean, a major military confrontation was narrowly averted.

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Related articles:

The World Meets in Barcelona -- A European Extraterrestrial World Summit (July 22, 2009)
http://news.yahoo.com/s/prweb/20090722/bs_prweb/prweb2660944
European Union and G8 Countries to hold Extraterrestrial Summit in Spain. Barcelona, Spain will host the first international summit on Exopolitics - the disclosure of facts and events attesting to governmental knowledge of and the reality related to the UFO phenomenon and the Extraterrestrial presence engaging the planet. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) July 22, 2009 -- France, Spain, Germany, Canada, Denmark, the USA, the United Kingdom and Italy will participate in the first European Exopolitics Summit on disclosing to the world the reality of the presence of extraterrestrials and how governments of the world have denied this information to its citizens. The Summit, sponsored by Exopolitics Spain to be held in Barcelona July 25 and 26 at the Hotel Meliá Stiges, is set to present proof of extraterrestrial interaction and will also analyze its profound implications to an audience of 1,380 registered attendees and over 200 members of the international press.Summit co-producer Pepón Jover in a statement indicates, "Society is prepared to know that we are not alone in the Universe. We are far from those years when people used to fear the mere mention of the word 'extraterrestrial'."Businessman Miguel Celades, the Summit's other co-producer sees the summit as a great opportunity to evaluate the possibilities of derived [ET technologies such as free energy and antigravity propulsion. Producers Jover and Celades seem to have the goods to back up their claims. They are counting on dignitaries, researchers and former high security clearance U.S. military like NATO Allied Command Master Sergeant Major Robert O. Dean to present irrefutable evidence that NATO produced a compelling secret document verifying the existence of the UFO phenomenon. (See Media Kit below) According to all records Dean's credentials are impeccable. Dean served in the Intelligence Field Operations and was stationed at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (S.H.A.P.E.), the military arm of NATO. According to Dean's bio, this retired Command Sergeant Major tells a story that skillfully presents an astonishing and convincing message: that we are not alone on this planet and never have been. Dean, one of the few holders of first-hand knowledge about government involvement with alien life, recounts the contents of the 1964 report called "an Assessment," the NATO military study that acknowledged and analyzed the implications of the alien presence here on Earth. Dean contends that this is indeed the greatest story in the history of mankind.If Dean's evidence alone is verifiable, along with the weight of the research from the Summit's other speakers, this European Exopolitics Summit will take world news by storm and conceivably challenge governments to respond to what appears to be irrefutable proof that we are not alone on this planet and never have been.

Exopolitics Summit Video Trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=go4QDWjby2I
On the 25th & 26th of July, 2009, there will be an event that will mark a milestone in Spain and will set a precedent in Europe. It will be the occasion in which the leaders and propulsors of disclosure of the extraterrestrial presence by all of the world's governments, European as well as the U.S., will meet in a historic summit in Barcelona.

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Reveals Existence of Monolith on Mars Moon as Exopolitics Summit Begins
Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 24, 2009 – On the eve of the Barcelona Exopolitics Summit, former astronaut Buzz Aldrin has come forward on C-Span’s Washington Journal to reveal there is a monolith on the Mars moon Phobos. Over 500 internet search listings (P.S. NOTE: Now, on July 25, 09, it is over 5000!) of the Aldrin statement reflect the compelling world-wide interest in this revelation. This statement by Aldrin – during the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing – has given rise to speculation about why Aldrin would make such a provocative statement. Some feel the statement is simply Aldrin’s own perspective, yet others are of the opinion that the specific manner in which Aldrin delivered the statement on C-SPAN indicates he may have access to information relating to structures not only on the Mars moon but also about structures on the dark side of the moon – many of which have been alluded to by several individuals in the NASA space program.Unanswered questions remain: Was it a slip? How did the monolith get there? How would Aldrin become privy to such previously unreported information? What would his sources be? Is Aldrin countermanding orders to remain silent?What might his next statement be? International media covering the Exopolitics Summit in Barcelona will want to know more from the experts and organizers there. Review Aldrin’s Washington Journal statement segment at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDIXvpjnRws

Robert O. Dean Profiled:
http://www.exopoliticseurope.com/en/ponentes/bob-dean-exopolitics-summit.htm
(...) At this conference we are addressing essentially the greatest story in the history of the human race. It is indeed the greatest story in human history because it is the story of human history. Essentially the story is simply this—we are not alone in the universe and we have never been alone. Humanity has had and still has an intimate interrelationship with several extraterrestrial incredibly advanced civilizations. This relationship has been going on for thousands of years and the truth is now about to be told and the human race is not ready to accept and confront this shocking reality. But whether we are ready or not, the truth will be told and nothing will ever be the same. One of the shocking realties that we will be forced to face is that they are everywhere. We know of their certain presence in several permanent location on the planet and we have photographic evidence of their presence in near space and throughout the solar system.I will bring with me NASA photographs of large unidentified ships that followed Apollo 13 all the way to the moon and back. (Two pics taken by Apollo 14 crew members of 3 objects.) One alien ship was estimated to be 5 miles long. I will also show two pictures taken by our Voyager #1 flight to Saturn in 1980. These stunning photos show gigantic artificial self luminous objects in or near the rings of Saturn.

Complete Speaker List:
http://www.exopoliticseurope.com/en/exopolitics-congress-2009.htm

Contact Event Co-ordinators:
http://www.exopoliticseurope.com/en/contact-exopolitics-summit.htm

Exopolitics Spain - Host of Summit 2009:
http://www.exopoliticseurope.com

Much more on Robert O. Dean through http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/esp_autor_dean.htm#menu and in the following article.

Much to dig through http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/esp_sociopol_underground.htm

Apollo Lunar Landing Videotape Mystery: Lost But Now Found?
http://www.WantToKnow.info/ufos/apollo_lunar_landing_videotapes
How did NASA manage to lose the original high-quality videotapes of the first lunar landing and all of the Apollo missions? The historic Apollo videotapes have recently been found again, according to news reports and a press release on the NASA website, and "15 key moments" were shown recently for the first time at the Newseum in Washington, DC. Yet the new clips shown raise more questions than they answer. (...) Hundreds of military and government witnesses have gone on record claiming a major cover-up around UFOs. Among them are a former chief of the CIA, the former chiefs of defense of the UK and Canada, and two NASA astronauts, including Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the moon. Could the moon landing video tapes have contained some images with UFOs or other objects that they didn't want the public to see?

Russian Navy Reveals Its Secret UFO Encounters (July 28, 2009)
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,534960,00.html
It sounds like the classic science movie "The Abyss" — only in Russian. The Russian Navy has declassified its records of UFO encounters, many of which take place in or around water, reports the Web site of the English-language Russian news channel Russia Today. "They are most often seen in the deepest part of the Atlantic Ocean, in the southern part of the Bermuda Triangle, and also in the Caribbean Sea," said one naval intelligence officer quoted by the Web site. Another incident cited involved six unknown objects that followed a nuclear submarine in the Pacific. When the sub surfaced, so did the objects — which then lifted themselves out of the water and flew away. In perhaps the most compelling account, military divers in Siberia's Lake Baikal, the world's deepest lake, encountered "a group of humanoid creatures dressed in silvery suits" at a depth of 160 feet. Three humans died during the ensuing chase. Note: For the testimony of numerous top government and military officials from several different countries on a major UFO cover-up, click here.





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From: http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/vida_alien/cosmic_topsecret01.htm

Cosmic Conversation

by Robert Stanley -- from the Unicus Magazine - the magazine for Earth-bound extraterrestrials - Check an excerpt from their latest issue HERE

In the early 1960’s, Robert O'Dean was assigned to SHAPE (Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers, Europe) then located near Paris, France. Mr Dean was advanced to the highest security clearance NATO has - COSMIC - and assigned to SHOC (Supreme Headquarters Operations Center) war room.

Early one morning, a SHOC controller withdrew a huge document from a vault, entitled "Assessment: An Evaluation of a Possible Military Threat to Allied Forces in Europe #3 Cosmic Top Secret." Mr. Dean was then allowed to read this highly detailed NATO report on UFOs and extraterrestrial activity compiled by military representatives from every NATO nation with contributions from the best scientists at Cambridge, Oxford, MIT and other universities.

Since that time, Mr. Dean has dedicated his life to researching and educating audiences around the world about Earth’s governments’ knowledge of UFOs and ETs.
UNICUS: You mention in your lectures that everyone on Earth had their own agenda. What do you think our global governments and military are doing to prepare to interface with the ETs agenda?

DEAN: Well frankly, not enough. First of all, I don’t think they started preparing early enough, and secondly I don’t think they started really addressing the issue to the point. However, I think that the recent surge of UFO subject matter on TV and in movies indicates that there is some kind of program underway. I have been told that there are 28 different shows that will be coming out in the next 12 months. The FOX television network has come out with the first of a new series called Encounters. In July, ShowTime cable movie station aired Roswell: The Movie. Someone has decided that they have to get some of this information out. However, I fault them for not starting early enough, and for not taking the public into their confidence early on. I fault them for trying to lie to all of the people all of the time, and I fault them frankly for underestimating the American people. I think the public can deal with this if it is presented in the proper way.

UNICUS: You have been privately conducting research on this subject for about 30 years now, and you are convinced that we are related physically, culturally and spiritually to at least one of the know races of ETs that are visiting us. How did mankind forget such an important link in its evolution?

DEAN: The human race is made up of a bunch of damn mavericks. We have a tendency to sometimes take something that is beautiful and true and screw it up. For example, about 2,000 years ago, a very loving young man in Galilee had some beautiful stories to tell and some great truths to share. He tried to do that, and look what happened to what he tried to say. Not only did they turn it into a religion, which he did not want them to do; they edited, and rewrote some of it and turned it into a political structure. I am talking about organized Christianity. I am not just throwing stones at the Catholic Church; I throw stones at all of them. They have taken something very true and very beautiful and misinterpreted it.

I am convinced that the young man in Galilee was part of this ongoing interplanetary relationship. I don’t think his life was an accident. I think he was basically what he said he was, and they tried to turn him into something else because we tend to do that. Even in ancient times, in Greece and Rome, we deified the visitors (from space) and they never wanted that. Granted there may have been a few along the way who enjoyed it, but basically the ET’s policy concerning us was that they did not want us to deify them, they wanted to help us grow up by facing the reality that we are not alone and help us mature enough so that we could stop beating the hell out of one another. I think this current cycle that we are going through is not a new or unusual cycle, it has probably happened in the Universe hundreds, if not thousands of times already.

UNICUS: Zecharia Sitchin’s work is in agreement with your own research. In his series The Earth Chronicles, he makes many well-documented references to the government of the gods being handed down to mankind. Do you think we are still living under their political influence?

DEAN: To some degree, yes. However, this is a very subtle affair. Ho do you carefully, gently, lovingly interrelate with a race, to help them grow up, and not rock the boat too much so they don’t go running hysterically into the streets? I admire Zecharia, he is one of the few people who had done his homework. When I talked to him in Chicago a while back, I said ’You know the whole program is still going on, they are still intimately involved with us?’ He gave me a strange grin and said, "Read my next book." I keep hoping that he will specifically come out and say that. I do believe it’s true and I think that at some level they have saved our ass a time or two. Apparently there has been some overt involvement in government with both Russia and the United States. Certain individuals have been reported to appear to leading officials.

The story I heard out of the Kremlin is that it happened to Michael Gorbachev at a Procedium meeting. I also heard from a few independent sources that a certain visitor appeared to Bush and Gorbachev on a battleship at Malta, during a summit a while back.

There was an incredible situation that occurred at an ICBM silo, in South Dakota. The ETs came down and lifted the lid off of one of the silos, which weighed 40 to 50 tons. When the security personnel responded, after all the alarms went off, they found the lid pulled off and set aside like we put aside a package of butter. After the large UFO left the area, they went into the silo and found that the nuclear warhead had been melted, and the guidance system was so badly scrambled God knows where it would have gone if it had been launched.

When we finally had enough courage to share what had happened with the Russians, through other countries intelligence agencies, we discovered that exactly the same kind of incident had occurred in Russia. I think that when President Regan finally decided it was time to share that we know what they knew, that is what led to some of the comments Regan and Gorbachev came out with regarding ETs and global politics.

UNICUS: About the report entitled Fire Officer’s Guide, Chapter 13: UFOs a Threat? - that uses a hypothetical situation where a UFO crashes in a populated area. You said that you believed this portion of the fire officer’s manual was based on a real event. Why?

DEAN: I have been in touch with the Long Island MUFON Group. Apparently, in November of 1992, a couple of UFOs crashed near the Brookhaven National Laboratory in Long Island. One of them went down right near a freeway and burned fiercely for hours. The other object landed in the middle of a street in a small community and did not burn. The story I was told by witnesses is that these were both extraterrestrial objects, and when the guys from the local fired departments arrived on the scene the shock of what they were seeing was more than they had ever been prepared to deal with.

Not only were they dealing with a piece of exotic hardware, that was totally alien, but the were dealing with alien bodies. Then the Brookhaven Fire Department showed up, and even some of their guys were having a problem coping with the situation, but they did try to clean it up, haul away all the wreckage and they the big political cover-up began. It was that incident and probably a few others that led to the publishing of this manual.

UNICUS: Regarding Earth’s current policy toward UFO visitation in general, are we still operating in an intercept at any cost mode?

DEAN: They revoked the shooting order a number of years ago. There was briefly an intercept and shoot order issued some time back. They learned real fast, first hand that was not a good idea. This is a hairy subject for the guys in authority. We are not dealing with one group of ETs. Apparently, on an official level, we have established a relationship with at least one of the groups visiting earth. There are a couple of others we have not made any kind of arrangement with and don’t necessarily know what some of the others motives are. As far as I know, our current policy does not condone shooting at them, but we do try and find out as much as possible about them. Jets will respond when there have been fly overs and possible landings, to photograph as much as they can.

UNICUS: Have you seen the clear civilian photographs taken in Puerto Rico, which show F-14s flying around a hovering UFO, where witnesses claim that at least one of the military jets disappeared after coming close to the UFO?

DEAN: Yes, and as far as I know the F-14s didn’t shoot at the UFO. They were just making a few reconnaissance passes. Apparently, the pilots involved in that incident were abducted after getting too close. The U.S. has already lost six F-14s down in Puerto Rico. I have their tail numbers, squadron numbers and the name of the aircraft carrier they were flying off of. That is a pretty sensitive secret, but there have been rumors leaked that the pilots are all right. A Naval spokesman has said, through a number of different people, that they know where the pilots are being held and that they are okay.

UNICUS: There are reports, from various sources, of a growing political, philosophical and moral division among the many different Federal and Military Intelligence Agencies. How do you think these agencies can become more united regarding the ETs in general?

DEAN: The difference of opinion is a real situation that has been going on for a number of years. There are two different groups in our government, at different levels, working on this issue. One group wanted to get the information out to the public sometime ago. The other group not only said no, but hell no! That situation could be resolved with a little firm leadership and solid policy making from the top. A strong President, with a strong Congress behind him could inform these groups that this is a democratic institutional form of government, and then spell out what we need to do without all the b.s.

I think one of the things that has kept me alive, is that I have been trying to help government at some level to put together a sound, workable, informational and educational program on this issue to start really telling the American people what has been going on regarding the ETs, and where we fit into this incredible Universe we live in. I think that more that can be done. I don’t think it is being done fast enough. I don’t think they have seriously made up their minds to really do this, and we are running out of time. I don’t exactly know what the visitor’s agenda is, but I have a nagging suspicion that they are becoming a little impatient with us.

I am writing a book entitled "The Time Has Come" which details how we are ready to address this issue in the open. We need to stand up and acknowledge their existence. We have known it for a long time. We would like to join the club. It’s time for us to graduate, mature and evolve. We have got to say openly that we would like to be a part of the bigger picture, but we are not quite ready - we need a little help. I think we need to express and address that issue now globally. They didn’t create us and help us evolve and genetically work with us over the centuries to make us into foolish children or mere servants. I think they have as much interest as we should have about growing up and taking our place in the Universal community. I am convinced that if our governments, on a global basis, addressed and inform the people on this issue that mankind would obtain more help than we ever imagined.

UNICUS: You stated that we are all immortal beings who chose to be here at this time for mankind’s next evolutionary leap forward. What role should spirituality play in government?

DEAN: That is a damn good question! It should play a role. It does. However, it doesn’t play as big a role as it should have. If you are a student of history you know that way the United States of America was founded, the religious and spiritual factor played a major role. Our founding fathers knew that, they all know that this nation was literally formed under God. We have gotten away from that a little bit over the last couple of hundred years due to this Newtonian, reductionist science we became involved in.

When I talk about spirituality I am not talking about religion - I am talking about the human spirit, which transcends religion. Every Moslem, every Jew, every Christian, every Buddhist and every Hindu on this planet has the same spirit - the same spark of God inside him. When people are addressed and dealt with on that level, rather than perceiving them as secular entities, then we really can begin to grow up and become what we should be.

The human race has got to come to terms with its unity - we are all one. Gandhi, for example, had a worldview that transcended Hinduism. He saw the spirit of light on a worldwide basis. When we tap into that spiritual power our potential is infinite.

CLIP - Please read the rest through http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/vida_alien/cosmic_topsecret01.htm

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UFOs over Capitol - 1952
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6426240870588647115
Historic movie footage of a fleet of UFOs passing slowly over the Capitol Building on July 26, 1952

Much more through http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/esp_offlimits.htm

Check also Pine Gap, the Australian Area 51 at http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/esp_sociopol_pinegap.htm

And much, much, MUCH more through http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/esp_tema.htm




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From: http://www.wrm.org.uy/bulletin/144/viewpoint.html

G8 and the climate crisis: Will deeds match words?

The governments of some of the world’s most powerful countries (1) recently met in Italy and produced a document titled “Responsible Leadership for a Sustainable Future”. In their statement, they inform the world that they are “determined to ensure sustainable growth and to tackle the interlinked challenges of the economic crisis, poverty and climate change.”

It could be funny, were it not because the current situation is so tragic.

The world is facing a major economic crisis, poverty is increasing worldwide –and also in those 8 countries- and the climate crisis is nearing disaster. All as a direct result of the “responsible” leadership provided by the governments of those –and a few other- countries over many decades.

It is obvious that no-one can blame countries like Tuvalu, Fiji, Laos, Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, Gambia, Namibia, Uruguay, Cuba or most of the 192 member states of the United Nations for having created those problems. However, most of them are already heavily impacting on their peoples.

The G8 now promises that they will take “the lead in the fight against climate change”, but reality shows that they are doing exactly the opposite: protestors are being criminalized in the UK for trying to prevent the use of coal, oil is planned to be drilled in Alaska, oil and gas companies from G8 countries continue to profit from fossil fuels while consumption in G8 countries result in further rainforest destruction.

Countries already suffering from climate change have never expressed their desire to be “led” by the G8. On the contrary, they are demanding them and a few other powerful governments to accept their responsibility for the problems they have created and to do something about it. Not by 2050 but right now. Not with declarations but in concrete actions. Not through “market mechanisms” but through stringent legislation.

The world –its peoples and ecosystems- can no longer tolerate a system where a few governments –based on economic, political and military power- use and destroy the planet for their own benefit. In that respect, the G8 needs to be reminded what democracy means and to accept that they are a tiny minority with no leadership mandate from anyone except themselves.

The world does not want or need their “leadership” but it does need them to act in a “responsible” manner to address the climate disaster they have created. The world needs them to match their words with deeds.

(1) The G8’s members are Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States. The European Commission attends as well.

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Related articles:

What the G8 target means
http://blogs.nature.com/climatefeedback/2009/07/

Two degrees
http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2009/07/two-degrees/
(...) even a “moderate” warming of 2°C stands a strong chance of provoking drought and storm responses that could challenge civilized society, leading potentially to the conflict and suffering that go with failed states and mass migrations. Global warming of 2°C would leave the Earth warmer than it has been in millions of years, a disruption of climate conditions that have been stable for longer than the history of human agriculture. Given the drought that already afflicts Australia, the crumbling of the sea ice in the Arctic, and the increasing storm damage after only 0.8°C of warming so far, a target of 2°C seems almost cavalier. Nevertheless, we view today’s development as a constructive step.

Climate Roadmap Missing from G8 Agreement (July 16, 2009)
http://tinyurl.com/mkwfze
WASHINGTON (OneWorld.net) - International leaders at the G8 summit in Italy pledged last week to keep global temperature increases below 2 degrees -- the limit set by scientists before irreversible damage is done -- but failed to outline actions to achieve this goal, warns an environmental protection group. (...) In addition to reducing their own emissions 80 percent by midcentury, the G8 also agreed that total global emissions should be cut in half by 2050. But in the absence of a firm timeline for the next 40 years, advocacy groups are cautioning that a strong foundation has not yet been laid for an effective global climate change treaty, to be concluded at an upcoming meeting in Copenhagen, now just five months away."The failure to reach agreement on emissions reductions targets in Italy this week was a timely reminder that in the half-year since President Barack Obama took office, world leaders have made little progress in bridging the key issues that must be resolved in order to achieve an effective climate agreement in Copenhagen," wrote Christopher Flavin, president of the Worldwatch Institute, a Washington-based environmental think tank.The poverty alleviation organization ActionAid also chastised G8 countries for not making a firmer commitment, calling the twin goals of reducing emissions from the world's wealthiest countries by 80 percent and halving global emissions by 2050 "too little, too late." "The global target the G8 agreed to...is too far away," said Angela Wauye, ActionAid's food rights coordinator. "Ask the 230 million hungry people in sub-Saharan Africa, who are already suffering the impact of climate change, if they can wait until 2050." Changing weather patterns are contributing to hunger and food shortages in developing countries around the world. In Bangladesh, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, and Zambia climate change has adversely affected agriculture, causing local food prices to rise, reports ActionAid. CLIP

G8 countries fail to meet climate change vows -report (July 3, 2008) http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSL03307116
BERLIN (Reuters) - None of the G8 countries have come even close to fulfilling their pledges to fight climate change with the United States, Canada and Russia lagging especially far behind, a new study published on Thursday found. The "G8 Climate Scorecards" compiled by environmental group WWF and Allianz said even Great Britain, France and Germany at the top of the rankings had all failed abysmally to implement measures to back the goals of cutting carbon dioxide emissions. "We're not going to be able to fathom what the world may be like in 20 years if we aren't able to reduce emissions," said Regine Guenther, head of climate policy at the WWF in Germany. "None of the eight leading industrial nations have taken sufficient measures needed to be considered in line with the target to limit a worldwide increase in temperatures to 2 degrees centigrade," said Niklas Hoehne, the author of the study done by ECOFYS research group for WWF and Allianz. They said leaders of the Group of Eight countries -- which have emitted 62 percent of the CO2 in atmosphere -- have talked about cutting emissions but largely failed to follow through. The G8 leaders from the United States, Japan, Germany, Britain, France, Italy, Canada and Russia will meet in the Japanese resort of Hokkaido for their annual summit next week, where climate change is due to be a top issue on their agenda. At last year's summit in Germany they agreed to seriously consider a goal of halving global emissions by 2050. The scorecard offers grim reading, showing all eight countries have failed to match their words with deeds. The study examined the climate performance by federal governments in implementing measures to reduce their emissions. Also included are performances in energy efficiency, renewables and carbon market development. The G8 Climate scorecard ranked the United States, Canada and Russia at the bottom, saying they had "failed the test". "The United States scores the worst of all G8 countries, being the highest emitter with the highest per capita emissions and an increasing trend in total emissions," the report said, giving the U.S. "red" ratings in 11 of the 12 categories. "Canada is second with a very high per capita emissions and a steadily increasing trend in total emissions," it said."Russia ranks a bit better due to declining emissions in the early 1990s ... but since 1999 emissions are increasing steadily and there is hardly any policy in place to curb emissions."The study also gave Italy and Japan "red" overall ratings. Emissions from both are well above their Kyoto Protocol targets and there are few national measures in place to cut emissions.Britain, France and Germany were put at the top of the scorecard in that order. But all were given only a "yellow" overall rating, falling short of "green" for top scores. Britain was lauded for its emissions being below their Kyoto targets but criticised for deriving only a small share of its power from renewable sources.France was also lauded for getting its emissions under the Kyoto target and got plus points for its low emission rates, due to the high share of nuclear energy. But it was criticised for projections that emissions will rise if no policy changes made.Germany, which sees itself as a leader in the fight against climate change, was ranked third. It was faulted for high emissions from coal-powered plants and transport. Its decline in emissions is due mainly to collapse of east German industry.

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NOTE: Other articles in this World Rainforest Movement bulletin include:

In Africa mangroves are disappearing and with them, the livelihoods of its people
(...) The degradation of these ecosystems has a considerable impact on biological diversity and the socio-economic activities depending on it: the disappearance of species of fauna and flora, poverty, unemployment, disputes, nutrition-related diseases, etc. Two different processes affecting mangroves should be noted. In some cases their total destruction may be observed due to commercial logging, to their substitution by shrimp-ponds or their elimination by large-scale tourism undertakings. However, in other cases degradation of mangrove systems takes place – although many trees may remain standing – due to oil exploitation. That is to say, the installation of pipelines and seismic exploration cause deforestation; while oil-spills, waste dumping and gas flaring pollute the water and the air and seriously affect the ecosystem as a whole. In Kenya for example, between 1983 and 1993 the port of Mombasa and the surrounding waters received 391,680 tons of spilled oil, affecting the Puerto Ritz and Makupa cove mangroves. Something similar has taken place in Cameroun, where pollution caused by the oil industry is endangering mangrove integrity. However, the most serious case of large-scale mangrove degradation from oil production occurs in the Niger Delta in Nigeria, where oil giants such as Shell and Chevron extract millions of dollars worth of oil from the Niger Delta, in exchange for social and environmental destruction.Regarding deforestation, the area of Nigerian mangroves dropped from 9,990 km2 to 7,386 km2 between 1980 and 2006.In terms of degradation, major oil spills have occurred that have devastated rivers, killed mangroves and coastal life and affected the health and livelihoods of millions of inhabitants of the Niger Delta. As denounced by Amnesty International, the local communities rely on “the land and natural waterways for their livelihood and sustenance. Now, they have to drink, cook with and wash in polluted water and eat fish contaminated with toxins. They have lost farming land and their incomes from oil spills and breathe air that reeks of oil, gas and other pollutants.” (http://www.amnesty.org.au/action/action/21246/). The countries of the North say that they are concerned over poverty in Africa. However, their oil companies continue to destroy the sources of food of millions of Africans whose lives depend on the health of the mangroves. More than receiving surplus food, what mangrove communities really need is for these companies to leave and before they go, to restore the mangroves they have destroyed. In this way their true wealth will return and the hunger they suffer from today will be left behind.

Bangladesh: losing mangroves to shrimp farming leads to food loss and environmental insecurity
Industrial shrimp farming has been a major cause of mangrove wetlands destruction in Bangladesh –some 45%- and has led to biodiversity loss as well as to the loss of livelihood for millions of people who have depended on mangroves. In the 90’s, the World Bank promoted and supported shrimp aquaculture as part of the drive for export-led policies. An article by A. K. M Enayet Kabir (1) assesses that “In the name of earning foreign exchange, many people are now associated with shrimp cultivation, which has covered a vast area of the coastal districts of Bangladesh since the 1980s.” And he wonders: “We have hardly assessed as to where the valuable forex goes and who are the beneficiaries? The forex earned at the cost of local people's health and adverse effects on our Sunderbans is not benefiting the people.” In a country which has the highest level of malnutrition in the Asia-Pacific region affecting 70-80% of children with a very high infant mortality rate, subsistence fishing could be a resource to alleviate this problem. However, shrimp cultivation has polluted the environment in and around the Sunderbans, undermining the very basis of shrimp culture by disturbing the natural nutrient cycle. Loss of mangroves have also led to loss of protection regarding cyclones. CLIP

Brazil: New legislation allows agribusiness to advance in the Amazon
On 9 July 2008 the Brazilian Senate adopted a provision by the Executive known as a “provisional measure,” subject to the subsequent approval of the Legislative. The provision has been harshly questioned by environmentalists and various political and social sectors in Brazil, including the former Minister of the Environment, Senator Marina Silva. During the 1970s and 1980s, the dictatorial governments of the time granted incentives for the occupation of the Amazon, benefiting large landowners who gained strength in the region and illegally took over public land. This situation led to disputes with the traditional peoples of the area. Last June, in a third attempt, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva promulgated the “provisional measure” that became a law (Conversion 09 (PLV) Bill), that had been adopted by the Chamber of Deputies and subsequently by the Senate. With this law the situation of the occupiers of over 67 million hectares of state land in the Legal Amazon – that covers a total of 508.8 million hectares in the states of Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Mato Grosso, Pará, Rondônia, Roraima and Tocantins and part of Maranhão- is now regularized. (...) According to Greenpeace’s Nilo D’Ávila, “The trend is for the larger and better property to remain in the hands of real estate speculators and of people who do not live on that land. The door for real estate speculation in the Amazon is totally open. And the result of the sum of these actions that the government is promoting will be equivalent to deforestation.”(2) It is worth noting that the pressure from social and environmental organizations managed to make some improvements to the original measure. Presidente Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva introduced a veto on article 7 of the provision that allowed land to be transferred to legal entities or individuals that did not inhabit the region and who managed their lands using a “front.” However criticism pointed out that this may not be of significance considering that the speculators do not usually act as legal entities. The agrarian reform that through mobilization by the people had laboriously been introduced into the constitution, is being “blocked,” according to the words of the coordinator of the Landless Workers Movement (MST - Movimiento de Trabajadores Sin Tierra), Joao Stedile. "Land that should be used for the agrarian reform is being allocated to foreign companies to produce eucalyptus, soybean, cattle and agrofuel,” (3) he denounced, mentioning among others the major companies engaged in eucalyptus plantation and pulp production, such as Aracruz, Veracel y Suzano. According to MST data, “In 1992, there were a little over 19 thousand large landowners holding over 2 thousand hectares which, as a whole, amounted to 121 million hectares. In 2003, the number of these properties had risen to 32 thousand (almost double) and the total area amounted to 132 million hectares. In 11 years, 12 million hectares have been taken over by the large landowners.” (4) CLIP




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From: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-redford/why-we-need-a-bold-vision_b_245550.html

Why We Need a Bold Vision for Preserving Our Wilderness

By Robert Redford - Actor, Director, and Environmental Activist -- July 27, 2009

I have welcomed several promising signs coming out of the Obama Administration, from the president's push for clean energy to Interior Secretary Salazar's efforts to block oil and gas leasing near some of Utah's most stunning landscapes.

But there is still something I am waiting to see: a bold new vision for preserving America's wilderness.

Why does wilderness matter right now? It matters to me personally because I believe that our last public wilderness areas, with their rugged beauty, uncharted terrain, and ability to test human strength, are essential symbols of the American spirit.

But it also matters legally. According to the Wilderness Act of 1964, once a landscape has been altered by human development--including natural gas pipelines, oil drill heads, or roads for seismic thumper trucks--it can never become a protected wilderness area.

This is exactly the cynical calculus the Bush administration used to convert America's public lands into money-making ventures for a few energy companies.

Unlike any administration before it, the Bush White House claimed it had no legal requirement to protect wilderness lands, and so for eight long years, it refused to do so. Millions of acres of wilderness-quality lands were stripped of protection and opened for energy development.

We lost so much ground during the Bush administration, and we are still feeling the aftershocks: leasing, drilling permits, and off-road vehicle plans continue to be approved and destroy wilderness lands in my beloved Utah and elsewhere (see threatened areas on this map).

Secretary Salazar can change this. He can craft a new vision for preserving and managing the public's wilderness. I am hopeful that Salazar can take this step. He has spoken many times of his commitment to America's "treasured landscapes," but I encourage him to single out and prioritize our wilderness areas.

Because unlike other pieces of our national heritage--monuments such as the Lincoln Memorial or documents like the original Declaration of Independence--America's wilderness is not complete or set in stone. It can be added to, and deciding which landscapes should be preserved for posterity is an ongoing process.

This gives Salazar a great opportunity to expand the public's inheritance, because in fact, neither Salazar nor the Obama administration owns these lands. The American people do, and it is ours to treasure and enjoy.

I myself cherish the wildlands of Utah, like the Dark Canyon Wilderness Area, whose castle-like walls reach toward Glen Canyon, or the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, home to pink and red slot canyons so artfully sculpted it seems like they were carved by hand.

These are magical places that I have explored with my family. But I have also seen far too many wildlands lost forever. Places I viewed as symbols of this so-called Promised Land have disappeared into clear cuts, drilling fields, and open-pit mines. What do our children inherit from this irretrievable loss? Pictures of how it used to be?

Wallace Stegner wrote that you do not have to travel to a wilderness area to know that it is worth saving--simply knowing such a wild sanctuary exists is enough to create a geography of hope.

We can know, without ever going to the Dark Canyon or Vermilion Cliffs, that fellow Americans had the foresight to protect something wild in our landscape--and maybe in our national character--for generations to come.

We have the responsibility to do the same for our children. And I hope Secretary Salazar will lead the way.

You can encourage him by clicking here and sending him a letter about protecting our remaining wilderness.

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Several more articles by Robert Redford HERE




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AN AMAZINGLY INSPIRING MOTIVATIONAL STORY! IT GOES TO SHOW EXACTLY HOW WE CAN EACH HELP CHANGE THE WORLD FOR THE BETTER - MUCH BETTER! IMAGINE IF ONE DAY SOON NOT A SINGLE HUMAN OR ANIMAL BEING ON EARTH WAS LEFT ALONE TO FACE HUNGER OR ANY OTHER HARSH DIFFICULTIES, BUT WAS SURROUNDED WITH LOVING CARE BY PEOPLE WHO JUST ACCEPTED TO GO WITH THE FLOW OF THEIR HEART AND DID WHAT NEEDED TO BE DONE TO BE THE CHANGE THEY WANTED TO SEE IN THE WORLD... IF THAT STORY DOESN'T BRING TEARS TO YOUR EYES, NOTHING WILL...

Recommended by Kathy Roberts (weerkhr@pacbell.net)

From: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/toan-lam/5-year-old-girl-feeds-nea_b_244854.html

5-Year-Old Girl Feeds Nearly 18,000 Hungry San Franciscans; What Can You Do? (VIDEO)

By Toan LamFounder of www.GoInspireGo.com -- July 25, 2009

Little Phoebe, from San Francisco, California has a big heart. That's an understatement. Actually, her kindness and compassion is bigger than most grown ups I've crossed paths with while reporting TV news for nearly a decade.

It started off with a simple question by Phoebe, an adorable little girl with long brown locks, peach-colored cheeks and big doe eyes, like a character straight out of a Disney after-school special. After seeing a person holding a cardboard sign begging for food, Phoebe wondered, "Why does that man look so sad, and why is he holding a sign in the street?"

That question to her parents, during her daily ride to daycare, sparked an idea that has helped feed nearly 18,000 hungry San Franciscans.

A grown up conversation ensued. "What can we do to help?" asked Phoebe. Her parents told her about one possible place the hungry could go for help; The food bank.

Phoebe also asked Kathleen Albert, her teacher at "With Care Day Care," about the hunger problem. Albert explained that some people fall on hard times and don't have the basics like food and clothes. Phoebe replied, "I want to raise money for the San Francisco Food Bank to feed hungry people then," she said. Her ambitious goal was to raise $1,000, in two months. Why $1,000? No one knows; Phoebe couldn't even count denominations of money before the project.

"Phoebe focused on the smaller picture, and what she could do," her teacher explained. She decided to collect cans as a project to complete her mission. Phoebe knew that she could raise money by recycling cans, because her dad would bring her and her sister to trade cans for cash on the weekends.

Albert, a spunky, grey-haired woman, with big Coke-bottle round, purple rimmed glasses, who resembles a jovial, energetic, Sunday strip comic book caricature, admits, "Although, I immediately supported Phoebe's lofty goal, I thought, 'Caaaaans?' I didn't think a 5-year-old could possibly raise that much money in just two months time." And as adults sometimes are...She was wrong.

With a little bit of guidance from Albert and a whole lot of support from classmates, Phoebe wrote letters to 150 family, friends, alumni and neighbors. She received 50 responses. Word got around about the 5-year-old girl who wrote, "Dear Family and Friends... My charity project is to raise lots of money for the S.F. Food Bank. They need money. I am collecting soda cans. Would you please give me your soda cans and bring them to With Care... "Donations started pouring in... Friends, family and even anonymous donors dropped off cans, checks and cash at the colorful storybook-looking Victorian in a San Francisco neighborhood which houses Phoebe's day care. Phoebe's project, which had started with small donations of $5, $10, then $20 bills, grew exponentially. As, word spread, people started matching donations dollar for dollar. "I was getting cash in the mail, and I thought this is great, I'm getting money in my mailbox," Albert recalls. Albert's loud, one-two-three eyes-on-me classroom voice softens as she admits, "Does she understand it [the hunger problem] like you and I, no, but she understood something needed to be done. I learned something from her. And when you learn something from children, it's great!"

Phoebe responded personally to every donation, no matter how large or small. She would skip recess, instead counting money and writing thank-you notes to all who gave. "Little Phoebe was determined and never once complained," says Albert, "They looked at it as, 'it doesn't have to be big.' We talked about it in terms of Barack Obama...and how it was the little money and the little donations. So when people came to the door with one or two cans, people we didn't even know, she would say, oh, that's five cents, that's ten cents, that's fifteen cents. She understood, that you start off small, and you can make it bigger, bigger, bigger."

Fast forward two months.

Last June, all of the students at With Care, got dressed to the nines for a big celebration, complete with a ceiling full of colorful balloons, decorations and cake. Phoebe handed over the money and checks she collected in a handmade and hand-colored pencil box with flowers and stickers and colorful stars, to Paul Ash, the Executive Director of the San Francisco Food Bank. Phoebe's grand total: $3,736.30. How many hungry people will that amount feed? Just ask Phoebe, she'll tell you "Seventeen-thousand something." The exact amount, according to Ash, 17,800 hungry people will be fed, thanks to Phoebe's kindness, compassion and determination.

I heard about this story from Gayle Keck, San Francisco Food Bank media relations spokesperson, whom I met while on an assignment, reporting and field-producing for PBS's California Heartland, a statewide magazine show that focuses on the California's agriculture and how it affects Californians. Keck and I connected over stories surrounding the spirit of giving and volunteerism. I asked her to keep an eye out for a project I created after getting laid off of my full-time TV reporting job last December, 'Go Inspire Go' featuring inspiring stories through videos shared on YouTube, while using social media to create social change. So I was thrilled when Keck told me about this amazing little girl, who at that time had raised just over her goal of $1,000.

I thought, great, she raised more than what she had anticipated, so I was shocked, proud and inspired when I heard she raised nearly $4,000! Some people I shared this story with cried. Others told me they're moved to look within themselves to think about what they can do to better someone else's life or their community. While Phoebe does not fully comprehend the complicated problems of world hunger, she did know that seeing hungry people made her sad. So she did what she could, and the rest, well.... Oprah, are you listening?

Little Phoebe didn't just inspire the people whom she literally looks up to, she also inspires her fellow little eye-level friends, who also broke open their piggy banks and shared their allowance money to support their phenomenal little playmate.

I too, learned from Phoebe's story, I learned that you never can be too young or too old to make a difference. But if you're too apathetic or scared, no matter what age, you'll never create change or improve your life or the life of others.

The simple question I pose to you is, if a 5-year-old girl can feed thousands, WHAT CAN YOU DO? "Anything is possible" is a cliché. Except when it isn't.

Watch the 7 min video PHOEBE Food Bank at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GpsJxiBAC4

Imagine what this angel-in-disguise/little girl will accomplish in her lifetime! What a stunningly powerful example she is offering to us all!!

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Here are some suggestions to help the hungry:

1.) Research non-profits in and around your area. Food Banks and Food Pantries are a good start. Then make a donation: As Phoebe shows us, no amount is too small. Or donate canned food.

2.) Time is money, and sometimes, it's the intention that is worth its weight in gold. Volunteer at a non-profit that helps feed the hungry in your community or create your own. I've learned that you can make volunteering fun. How? Get your friends involved and bring them along, I'm sure the extra helping hands will be welcomed. Also think about your hobbies or skills you have that you can share with other organizations or service oriented groups.

3.) Think about your skills or resources around you and do as Phoebe did... and just ask! Start a project of your own, then ask for help, donations and volunteers.

That's what I did, I have ten years of TV reporting, producing, videography, editing and writing experience. Like many Americans, I too am deeply affected by the down economy. After being laid off from my day job as a TV reporter for a news station in San Francisco. I knew long before I met Phoebe that too often people like her and stories their stories are lost in the crush of bad news and celebrity misconduct that seems to dominate the modern news cycle. A chance conversation with a friend led to an idea, and one idea led to several others, and now, I am running a fledgling project and soon-to-be non-profit: www.GoInspireGo.com. This is the hub that connects viewers and readers to my YouTube Channel (Where we create inspiring videos with suggestions or links at the end of every story where people could go to help the person/people featured in the video.)

GO INSPIRE GO'S Goals:

The Mission: To set up a global platform for people to see and share inspirational stories.

(There's a link at the end of every story where people could go to help the person/people featured in the video)

The Vision: My hope is that everybody will be inspired to use their resources and talents to see what they can do to better someone's life or better their community.

I launched this website in March of 2009, with the thought that if I could just help one or two people through my expertise and skill set, then my mission would be accomplished. I didn't expect such a huge show of support around the world. I surely wasn't ready for the influx of e-mails, messages, comments and calls to come in: Viewers continue to connect with us from around the world (including: North and South America, Europe and Africa) to tell us they're doing to better someone else's life or improve their community. The people in the stories weren't the only ones who were greatly affected by the volunteers, I realized that volunteers who stepped also saw life through a completely different lens. It is truly amazing to see a huge shift in perspective in all of my volunteers, many of whom lost their jobs and and were so depressed, they would sit in the dark in their pajamas all day. Wow!

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Inspiration in Action:

You can find out more about Toan Lam at http://www.goinspirego.com. Click on the YouTube link and check out the stories his team created, and videos created by viewers. Contact Toan at: toanlam@goinspirego.com




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Radical Plastic Surgery: Understanding self-mutilation

By Lou Bognon - July 09

This month I was inspired with new healing insights on what it really means to subject one's body to radical plastic surgery while, just like the rest of the world, I watched Michael Jackson's special dedicated programs after his passing as well as the very moving Los Angeles family memorial.

As the images flowed past the television screen and “zapping” from one channel to the next - I really watched - and saw- images of how truly drastic and radical his plastic surgery became over the years.

Everything about Michael's features was altered and dramatically changed - the shape of his forehead, chin, nose, cheekbones, eyes, absolutely nothing in his beloved face was original, by the time he had been amongst us for half a century.

And what a half century it was too - for forty five of those years Michael's unique talents had touched us deeply from his soothing child voice to the more mature and loving one we will remember as he often repeated his mantra: “I love you too” - over and over again - wherever he went in the world to acknowledge his many adoring fans.

Now that you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I too loved Michael, let me tell you the insights his passing brought me about drastic plastic surgery. Michael was after all a larger than life example and we all saw his life in chapters as it is often the case with celebrities and people in the spotlight.

Even though he was a deeply loving human being he lacked that love for himself and always felt that he was not loved for who he was, loved for his core, his soul, his being-ness. It is no wonder then that like Michael, so many people think that by changing something about their outer appearance, those changes will bring them more love.

All we need is watch all these television episodes about real plastic surgery cases in Beverly Hills to have insights jumping at us about the lack of self-love of all those who lie there being forked out (literally) at their stomach fat as in the case of liposuction, or cut and sliced in pieces just to loose some extra part which they no longer - or never did love, not to mention the ultimate absurdity of placing plastic bags of different sizes inside the breast as if that would make any thinking-loving man worth his salt, love a woman more!

And yet that is exactly what people, who submit themselves to such excruciating pain and aggression in their physical bodies during (and especially after) such extreme plastic surgeries do think and hope: that they will be loved - more…

Self-love, just like divine love, by implication is of an unconditional nature, so we will - when filled with self love, love and appreciate everything about ourselves, including the less lovely bits and pieces, and especially so as we age. Loving ourselves also means taking greater care of our bodies, just as we should take greater care of our mind and soul needs.

As a spiritual healer, a fair amount of suicidal after trauma cases is often re-directed to me, and I am thus often faced with the most wonderful souls who hurt themselves terribly through self mutilation. They cut their arms and inner legs and sometimes inside their vaginas or rectums too, anywhere where it cannot be seen by others, or in places easily covered by clothing - anywhere where it is really more painful than the emotional non-localised pain they feel all over their emotional body and even their soul. Yes - there is indeed such a thing as soul pain.

And here is my insight - self mutilation and drastic plastic surgery are two ways of dealing with the old, very old traumatic pain of hurt, rejection and abandonment, pain of very early childhood incest and/or violent sexual abuse, as well as all kinds of emotional abuse; pain that, to the sufferer, only seems to be released when an injury is created - deliberately and forcefully - on a feeling and bleeding part the physical body.

Often I have noticed myself suggesting big doses of forgiveness and tiny little cuts instead of the huge gasping sores and scars I see, knowing the patients will again feel so overwhelmed by pain I may just as well remind them that it is no use making a big injury out of the one painful moment, when a tiny little one will do just as well, just the time that the one unbearable painful moment flows out…till eventually they learn to see a moment at a time, forgive, see the wound too of the very ones who inflicted their own wound and love themselves and each other thus slowly healing and stopping the cycle of wounding and abuse.

If we were to see it for what it is - plastic surgery of the drastic kind would often equate to a plain lack of self love. Of course I am not one to discard the baby and the bath water - plastic surgery has a special place in cases of disfiguration, be it after trauma, war or accident, as well as in birth defects and even in creating greater perfection for those whose lives really depend on it - but when it is drastic and changes our features as it did Michael's beyond recognition, then we could see it as a form of self mutilation - a way - like any other - only perhaps more legal and more onerous - to get some relief from old pain and its deep underlying wound.

In Michael's case he never hid the fact that he was abused in his childhood and therefore for the gentle soul that he was, the pain had been there all along and he found a way of releasing it from the emotional onto the physical level through submitting his facial features to an ongoing shape-shifting strategy.

Pain - like happiness is highly addictive and this is a truth that not many have grasped, yet one that we healers face everyday. Some of us chose never to heal and just keep holding on to the pain, which by then has become the new found land of the safe-secure and the familiar…

And so it is indeed a truism in healing that what you do not know you cannot understand, and what you cannot understand you cannot heal. My deepest hope in sharing this insight is that you understand and heal or help someone you care about do just that for themselves as well.

As for Michael - where he now dwells he finally knows how deeply he was, always has been and for ever will be loved. For he is Love and we Are Love, each one of us without exception.

With Healing Love

Lou Bognon




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From: http://www.lessonsinthekeyoflife.com. Contact Russell at: russell@lessonsinthekeyoflife.com




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Forwarded by Greg O'Neill (whtgr@yahoo.com) - Please go at the URL below to access the dozens of embedded links in this article.

Mark Huber talked about Sibel Edmonds on his conference call today saying all the whistleblowers are coming forth now!!! Here is the smoking gun that is going to prove the complicity of the shadow government in the 9-11 bombings. Circulate this widely!!!

From: http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/7/31/760117/-Bombshell:-Bin-Laden-worked-for-US-till-9-11

Bombshell: Bin Laden worked for US till 9/11

by lukery - July 31, 2009

Former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds dropped a bombshell on the Mike Malloy radio show, guest-hosted by Brad Friedman (audio, partial transcript).

In the interview, Sibel says that the US maintained 'intimate relations' with Bin Laden, and the Taliban, "all the way until that day of September 11."

These 'intimate relations' included using Bin Laden for 'operations' in Central Asia, including Xinjiang, China. These 'operations' involved using al Qaeda and the Taliban in the same manner "as we did during the Afghan and Soviet conflict," that is, fighting 'enemies' via proxies.

As Sibel has previously described, and as she reiterates in this latest interview, this process involved using Turkey (with assistance from 'actors from Pakistan, and Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia') as a proxy, which in turn used Bin Laden and the Taliban and others as a proxy terrorist army.

Control of Central Asia

The goals of the American 'statesmen' directing these activities included control of Central Asia's vast energy supplies and new markets for military products.

The Americans had a problem, though. They needed to keep their fingerprints off these operations to avoid a) popular revolt in Central Asia (Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan), and b) serious repercussions from China and Russia. They found an ingenious solution: Use their puppet-state Turkey as a proxy, and appeal to both pan-Turkic and pan-Islam sensibilities.

Turkey, a NATO ally, has a lot more credibility in the region than the US and, with the history of the Ottoman Empire, could appeal to pan-Turkic dreams of a wider sphere of influence. The majority of the Central Asian population shares the same heritage, language and religion as the Turks.

In turn, the Turks used the Taliban and al Qaeda, appealing to their dreams of a pan-Islamic caliphate (Presumably. Or maybe the Turks/US just paid very well.)

According to Sibel:

This started more than a decade-long illegal, covert operation in Central Asia by a small group in the US intent on furthering the oil industry and the Military Industrial Complex, using Turkish operatives, Saudi partners and Pakistani allies, furthering this objective in the name of Islam.

Uighurs

Sibel was recently asked to write about the recent situation with the Uighurs in Xinjiang, but she declined, apart from saying that "our fingerprint is all over it."

Of course, Sibel isn't the first or only person to recognize any of this. Eric Margolis, one of the best reporters in the West on matters of Central Asia, stated that the Uighurs in the training camps in Afghanistan up to 2001:

"were being trained by Bin Laden to go and fight the communist Chinese in Xinjiang, and this was not only with the knowledge, but with the support of the CIA, because they thought they might use them if war ever broke out with China."

And also that:

"Afghanistan was not a hotbed of terrorism, these were commando groups, guerrilla groups, being trained for specific purposes in Central Asia."

In a separate interview, Margolis said:

"That illustrates Henry Kissinger's bon mot that the only thing more dangerous than being America's enemy is being an ally, because these people were paid by the CIA, they were armed by the US, these Chinese Muslims from Xinjiang, the most-Western province.

The CIA was going to use them in the event of a war with China, or just to raise hell there, and they were trained and supported out of Afghanistan, some of them with Osama Bin Laden's collaboration. The Americans were up to their ears with this."

Rogues Gallery

Last year, Sibel came up with a brilliant idea to expose some of the criminal activity that she is forbidden to speak about: she published eighteen photos, titled "Sibel Edmonds’ State Secrets Privilege Gallery," of people involved the operations that she has been trying to expose. One of those people is Anwar Yusuf Turani, the so-called 'President-in-exile' of East Turkistan (Xinjiang). This so-called 'government-in-exile' was 'established' on Capitol Hill in September, 2004, drawing a sharp rebuke from China.

Also featured in Sibel's Rogues Gallery was 'former' spook Graham Fuller, who was instrumental in the establishment of Turani's 'government-in-exile' of  East Turkistan. Fuller has written extensively on Xinjiang, and his "Xinjiang Project" for Rand Corp is apparently the blueprint for Turani's government-in-exile. Sibel has openly statedher contempt for Mr. Fuller.

Susurluk

The Turkish establishment has a long history of mingling matters of state with terrorism, drug trafficking and other criminal activity, best exemplified by the 1996 Susurluk incident which exposed the so-called Deep State.

Sibel states that "a few main Susurluk actors also ended up in Chicago where they centered 'certain' aspects of their operations (Especially East Turkistan-Uighurs)."

One of the main Deep State actors, Mehmet Eymur, former Chiefof Counter-Terrorism for Turkey's intelligence agency, the MIT, features in Sibel's Rogues Gallery. Eymur was given exile in the US. Another member of Sibel's gallery, Marc Grossman was Ambassador to Turkey at the time that the Susurluk incident exposed the Deep State. He was recalled shortly after, prior to the end of his assignment, as was Grossman's underling, Major Douglas Dickerson, who later tried to recruit Sibel into the spying ring.

The modus operandi of the Susurluk gang is the same as the activities that Sibel describes as taking place in Central Asia, the only difference is that this activity was exposed in Turkey a decade ago, whereas the organs of the state in the US, including the corporate media, have successfully suppressed this story.

Chechnya, Albania & Kosovo

Central Asia is not the only place where American foreign policy makers have shared interests with Bin Laden. Consider the war in Chechnya. As I documented here, Richard Perle and Stephen Solarz (both in Sibel's gallery) joined other leading neocon luminaries such as Elliott Abrams, Kenneth Adelman, Frank Gaffney, Michael Ledeen, James Woolsey, and Morton Abramowitz in a group called the American Committee for Peace in Chechnya (ACPC). For his part, Bin Laden donated $25 million to the cause, as well as numerous fighters, and technical expertise, establishing training camps.

US interests also converged with those of al-Qaeda in Kosovo and Albania.

Of course, it is not uncommon for circumstances to arise where 'the enemy of my enemy is my friend.' On the other hand, in a transparent democracy, we expect a full accounting of the circumstances leading up to a tragic event like 9/11. The 9/11 Commission was supposed to provide exactly that.

State Secrets

Sibel has famously been dubbed the most gagged woman in America, having the State Secrets Privilege imposed on her twice. Her 3.5 hour testimony to the 9/11 Commission has been entirely suppressed, reduced to a single footnote which refers readers to her classified testimony. In the interview, she says that the information that was classified in her case specifically identifies that the US was using Bin Laden and the Taliban in Central Asia, including Xinjiang. In the interview, Sibel reiterates that when invoking the gag orders, the US government claims that it is protecting " 'sensitive diplomatic relations,' protecting Turkey, protecting Israel, protecting Pakistan, protecting Saudi Arabia..." This is no doubt partially true, but it is also true that they are protecting themselves too, and it is a crime in the US to use classification and secrecy to cover up crimes.

As Sibel says in the interview:

I have information about things that our government has lied to us about... those things can be proven as lies, very easily, based on the information they classified in my case, because we did carry very intimate relationship with these people, and it involves Central Asia, all the way up to September 11.

Summary

The bombshell here is obviously that certain people in the US were using Bin Laden up to September 11, 2001.

It is important to understand why: the US outsourced terror operations to al Qaeda and the Taliban for many years, promoting the Islamization of Central Asia in an attempt to personally profit off military sales as well as oil and gas concessions.

The silence by the US government on these matters is deafening. So, too, is the blowback.




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DISGUSTING AND REVEALING!

From: http://www.prisonplanet.com:80/arrest-of-nj-rabbis-mayors-lays-bare-global-crime-cabal.html

Arrest of NJ Rabbis, Mayors, Lays Bare Global Crime Cabal

July 31, 2009

The case of the New Jersey rabbis who ran a mafia-style syndicate—with a sideline in body parts— is only part of a global criminal conspiracy to traffic in human body parts headquartered in Israel and financed by the Israeli National Health Plan.

Israel is the world supermarket for body parts—but almost no Israelis are willing to donate body parts. If you are an Israeli who wants somebody else’s organs, you can enjoy a government financed “transplant tourism” vacation, group or individual. Pick Eastern Europe, Turkey, China, India, Pakistan, China, Central and South America, the Philippines etc. Choose from a line-up of donors—like selecting a live lobster to be boiled for dining pleasure.

An Israeli “health” ministry directive—courtesy of the American taxpayer who is buried under the costs of health care—reimburses Israelis who go abroad for transplants as much as $80,000.

Insurance companies are happy to pay, since the cost of kidney surgery, even in the relatively short run, is less than the cost of dialysis. Allowing the brokers to operate benefits the state by exporting Israel’s organ shortage overseas. The patients who do go abroad ‘‘save the country a lot of money,’’ explained Dr. Michael Friedlaender, a kidney specialist at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, ‘‘not only in terms of what doesn’t have to be spent on dialysis, but also by opening places for other people who
are on the list.’’

The demand for body parts—the black market money plus the amount of Israeli government health plan money—is so great that the schemes for supplying the market are beyond a normal person’s imagination. In China prisoners are executed if their blood type makes the “donor” a match to a list. Technically, Israeli government insurance suspended paying for organ transplants in China after just this kind of embarrassing publicity, but in practice they still do it.

The practice is now so widespread that insurance companies, subsidized by the Israeli government, are funding these illegal transplants all over the world—from South Africa to Turkey.

In Israel, Palestinians are routinely murdered and their body parts “harvested.” Gastarbeiter (foreign worker) “donors” constitute nearly half of all donors in Israel. Tourists who have died in Israel have had their body parts harvested.

Under the guise of “rescuing” orphans, children are kidnapped around the world to be dissected for body parts. The remains are cremated to destroy evidence. A retired Israeli army officer under arrest on suspicion of participating in an international organ trafficking scheme testified before a Brazilian court that the Israeli government financed organ transplants.

The retired army officer, Geldaya Tauber Gady, told a court in Brazil that Israel financed organ transplants in other countries, mainly South Africa, through its national health service. “The Israeli government is aware of the traffic in organs for patients in its country and pays for all transactions through four national health plans.”

In all, “44 people were arrested in the wide-ranging scandal, which ensnared elected officials, political operatives and members of the Syrian Jewish communities in Deal (N.J.) and Brooklyn,” the Star Ledger of Newark reported July 28. One, Jack Shaw, 61, died in an apparent suicide. There were numerous other serious felony charges unrelated to the rabbis’ organ selling.

This article was drawn from The New York Times and Transplant News.

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http://www.trannews.com/leadstory.htm#NEWSPAPER
(...) Reports that the Chinese government is systematically recovering organs from thousands of live Falun Gong practitioners at dozens of "death camps" throughout the country continue to be published. On April 12 the Epoch Times, a China-based newspaper that was the first to report on the alleged atrocities in Sujiatun, Liaoning Province on March 9, wrote that Zhang Yuqin, the deputy director of the Liaoning Thrombosis Treatment Center located in Liaoning where many of the organ recoveries from live Falun Gong practitioners are reported to be taking place, said his hospital is considering suing the newspaper. (...) From 1991 - 1998, 78 liver transplants were performed in all of China. In 1999 the persecution of Falun Gong began, and in that same year the number of liver transplants skyrocketed, to 116 in that year alone-more than the total for the previous seven years combined. Each succeeding year the numbers continued to climb, to 254 in 2000, and 486 in 2001. By 2003 the number in one year totaled 3,000. Where did this flood of healthy organs come from? China has almost no voluntary donations of organs. We are confident-although deeply saddened-as to the answer to this question: this extraordinary increase in healthy livers came from Falun Gong practitioners who were killed in the act of [sic] harvesting their organs." CLIP

New Jersey DA: Religious leaders allegedly acted like 'crime bosses' (26/07/2009)
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1102897.html
Religious leaders allegedly acted like 'crime bosses' in a massive money-laundering and illegal organ trading case that broke this week, New Jersey District Attorney Ralph Marra said Saturday. "For these defendants, corruption was a way of life," Marra said, adding "Politicians had willingly put themselves up for sale ... the existed in an ethics-free zone." CLIP

About That New Jersey Organ Scandal (JULY 27, 2009)
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB20001424052970204886304574307932274150934.html
Even by New Jersey standards, Thursday’s roundup of three mayors, five rabbis and 36 others on charges of money laundering and public corruption was big. But what put this FBI dragnet head and shoulders above the rest are the charges of trafficking in human body parts.According to a federal criminal complaint filed in district court in New Jersey, Levy Izhak Rosenbaum of Brooklyn conspired to broker the sale of a human kidney for a transplant. The cost was $160,000 to the recipient of the transplant, of which the donor got $10,000. According to the complaint, Mr. Rosenbaum said he had brokered such sales many times over the past 10 years.“That it could happen in this country is so shocking,” said Dr. Bernadine Healy, former head of the Red Cross. (...) The illicit organ trade is booming across the globe. It will only recede when the critical shortage of organs for transplants disappears. The best way to make that happen is to give legitimate incentives to people who might be willing to donate. Instead, I fear that Congress will merely raise the penalties for underground organ sales without simultaneously establishing a legal mechanism to incentivize donors. Al Gore, then a Tennessee congressman who spearheaded the National Organ Transplant Act, spoke of using “a voucher system or a tax credit to a donor’s estate” if “efforts to improve voluntary donation are unsuccessful.” After 25 years, it is clear they have been unsuccessful. More than 80,000 Americans now wait for a kidney, according the United Network for Organ Sharing. Thirteen of them die daily; the rest languish for years on dialysis. The number of donors last year was lower than in 2005, despite decades of work to encourage people to sign donor cards and donate to loved ones. CLIP

Torture in Israel and Physicians´ Involvement in Torture (30 July 2009)
http://www.phr.org.il/phr/article.asp?articleid=742&catid=57&pcat=-1&lang=ENG
A new position paper by PHR-Israel expresses our opinion on torture in Israel and physicians involvement in its use. The paper briefly describes the background of PHR-Israel's activism on the issue, emphasizing our struggle to change the position of the medical establishment in Israel and our ongoing efforts to engage the Israeli Medical Association (IMA) in the struggle against torture.

Israel evicts two Palestinian families (2 August 09) CONTINUING ETHNIC CLEANSING
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcjchhD3qBc
Israeli security forces have forcibily evicted two Palestinian families from a contested East Jerusalem neighbourhood. The families have lived in Sheikh Jarrah since 1956 but an Israeli court ruled that the homes belonged to Jewish families. Al Jazeera's Sherine Tadros reports from occupied East Jerusalem.

Israel Seeks Ways to Silence Human Rights Groups (08/04/2009)
http://www.palestinechronicle.com/view_article_details.php?id=15329
In a bid to staunch the flow of damaging evidence of war crimes committed during Israel's winter assault on Gaza, the Israeli government has launched a campaign to clamp down on human rights groups, both in Israel and abroad. It has begun by targeting one of the world’s leading rights organisations, the US-based Human Rights Watch (HRW), as well as a local group of dissident army veterans, Breaking the Silence, which last month published the testimonies of 26 combat soldiers who served in Gaza. Additionally, according to the Israeli media, the government is planning a “much more aggressive stance” towards human rights groups working to help the Palestinians. Officials have questioned the sources of funding received by the organisations and threatened legislation to ban support from foreign governments, particularly in Europe. Breaking the Silence and other Israeli activists have responded by accusing the government of a “witch hunt” designed to intimidate them and starve them of the funds needed to pursue their investigations. “This is a very dangerous step,” said Mikhael Mannekin, one of the directors of Breaking the Silence. “Israel is moving in a very anti-democratic direction.” The campaign is reported to be the brainchild of the far-right foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, currently facing corruption charges, but has the backing of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.




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