Eye of The Storm Series #6: Shaking Out Things a Bit
I know this is coming fast and furious as I already have for you a 12,000+ words SPECIAL UPDATE ON THE SWINE FLU SWINDLE below for you in addition to the rest of the material I have compiled for you. Things are moving fast and I feel it is important to stay on top of the ongoing developments, especially regarding that vast amount of information that is carefully hidden from the public view by the mass brainwashing media. Again it is stunning to see the total failure of the media whores to dig beyond the facade of disinformation distilled by the so-called health authorities and governmental spokespersons. which is at best disingenuous and at worst tantamount to complicity in one of the greatest crimes ever attempted against humanity.
Hopefully, this time around it will not take years but mere days for the ever so gullible ones to realize they are being fooled once again by a massive fear campaign, and start asking themselves some critically important questions and connect the dots ...
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"There are three reasons why the Democrats wish to bury the torture crisis and move on. First, there is clearly a general understanding within the Obama administration and the Democratic congressional leadership that they govern largely at the pleasure of the national security apparatus. The Republicans have used the torture crisis to openly appeal to elements in this state-within-a-state. This explains the abject cowardice of the Democrats, who control the presidency and Congress, before the Republicansa wildly unpopular party. Second, the Obama administration and the Democratic Congressional leadership are themselves complicit in torture. A number of Obama administration officials, including the defense secretary, Robert Gates, are holdovers from the Bush administration. The CIA and the top military leadership have been changed only at the margins. Third, the torture crisis makes clear that Obama is not interested in completely repudiating torture or any of the other police state measures adopted in the Bush years. When these criminal methods were introduced in the wake of 9/11, they were widely welcomed by the media, with the Democrats always providing the necessary political cover. Now in power, the Democrats have no intention of dissolving the panoply of anti-democratic measures enacted by the Bush administration in the war on terror. Indeed, the Obama Justice Department has gone into court repeatedly in an attempt to quash legal challenges to torture, extraordinary rendition and illegal domestic spying. The Democrats refusal to investigate the torture carried out under Bush shows that there is no significant constituency for either democracy or the rule of law within the ruling elite."
"It certainly wouldnt be the first time that deadly flu viruses have been concocted in labs and then dispatched with the intention of creating a pandemic. When the story first broke last month, Czech newspapers questioned if the shocking discovery of vaccines contaminated with the deadly avian flu virus which were distributed to 18 countries by the American company Baxter were part of a conspiracy to provoke a pandemic.Since the probability of mixing a live virus biological weapon with vaccine material by accident is virtually impossible, this leaves no other explanation than that the contamination was a deliberate attempt to weaponize the H5N1 virus to its most potent extreme and distribute it via conventional flu vaccines to the population who would then infect others to a devastating degree as the disease went airborne.However, this is not the first time that vaccine companies have been caught distributing vaccines contaminated with deadly viruses.In 2006 it was revealed that Bayer Corporation had discovered that their injection drug, which was used by hemophiliacs, was contaminated with the HIV virus. Internal documents prove that after they positively knew that the drug was contaminated, they took it off the U.S. market only to dump it on the European, Asian and Latin American markets, knowingly exposing thousands, most of them children, to the live HIV virus. Government officials in France went to prison for allowing the drug to be distributed. The documents show that the FDA colluded with Bayer to cover-up the scandal and allowed the deadly drug to be distributed globally. No Bayer executives ever faced arrest or prosecution in the United States. In the UK, a 2007 outbreak of foot and mouth disease that put Britain on high alert has been originated from a government laboratory which is shared with an American pharmaceutical company, mirroring the deadly outbreak of 2001, which was also deliberately released. As we reported yesterday, last time there was a significant outbreak of a new form of swine flu in the U.S. it originated at the army base at Fort Dix, New Jersey."
"This is Matthew, with a short message to greet you with love and assurance that the latest Illuminati planbiowarfarenot only will fail, but will be a huge breach in their remaining toehold in your world. Jean Hudon asked for my comments on the swine flu outbreak that was being touted as a global pandemic. I have asked my mother to send my reply to Jean to her distribution list for still wider dissemination of the truth about this virus as well as my additional note about our observations of public reaction. (...) Since I transmitted that message to comply with Jean's request, there are firm indications that the public-at-large is increasingly skeptical about the motives of individuals at highest levels of medicine and pharmaceutical corporations: There is this sudden outbreak of yet another kind of flu and 'accidentally' there is live virus in the vaccines? Yes, there is some fear as well, but not nearly in the proportion the Illuminati intended and expected. Quite the oppositethis is a setback of major proportion for them! Peoples' reactions show their expanding consciousness, and this is likely to cause widespread outrage that will not be confined to the deliberate attempt to infect millions and cause global panic. Light efforts are underway in numerous other areas too that will remove the long-time heavy hand of dark control in your world. Holding steady your light and being patient a bit longer for dynamic developments will be abundantly rewarded!"
- Matthew through Suzy Ward (April 28, 2009) Click HERE to read the whole message which was included in part in my April 25 SPECIAL RED FLAG ALERT
"The collective consciousness is well aware at the Soul level that we are approaching the end of industrial civilization, the end of the present World Order and the need to totally restructure our human civilization. Yet our world leaders are focused on one thing maintaining their power and maintaining the status quo which has been so beneficial to them. We are being asked to rise to the occasion, to ascend beyond our previous limits as individuals and as groups, to assist in the global transformation that is coming, and to guide our leaders toward a compassionate, equitable and sustainable future. We are learning that our leaders will not guide us into the New Aeon, instead in Aquarian fashion, it is the people who will show the way."
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SPECIAL UPDATE ON THE SWINE FLU SWINDLE
1. Do Not Take A Swine Flu Vaccine!
2. Baxter To Develop Swine Flu Vaccine Despite Bird Flu Scandal
3. Big Pharma Protects you!
4. H5N1 - Something Wicked This Way Comes
5. Nano Silver Kills Microbes - Epa Up In Arms
Several suspected human swine flu cases in China (28 April 2009) http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/425467/1/.html
BEIJING - Authorities are investigating several suspected human cases of swine flu in China, the World Health Organization's representative in the country said Tuesday. "There are several suspected cases under investigation," Hans Troedsson told reporters. China's National Tourism Administration meanwhile ordered travel agencies to halt tours to Mexico in light of the swine flu outbreak. It also advised Chinese tourists to avoid travelling to Mexico in the near future. The National Tourism Agency is run by China's Cabinet, the State Council, according to its website. The number of "probable" deaths from swine flu rose in Mexico from 149 to 152, Mexico's health minister said, of about 2,000 possible cases. The virus has sickened victims from the US to New Zealand, with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg saying more than 100 students at a parochial school in Queens contracted an illness that was probably swine flu. The number of confirmed swine flu cases in the US more than doubled Monday to 44.
WHO raises swine flu alert level (27 April 2009) http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8021827.stm
The World Health Organization (WHO) has raised its alert level over swine flu from three to four - two steps short of declaring a full pandemic.WHO Assistant Director General Dr Keiji Fukuda said it signalled a "significant step towards pandemic influenza", but added "we are not there yet". Mexico earlier said it believed 149 people had now died from the swine flu outbreak - only 20 cases are confirmed.Other, milder, cases are confirmed in the US, Canada, Spain and Britain.The WHO's decision to raise the alert level to four came after an emergency meeting of experts, brought forward by a day because of concerns over the outbreak. Level four means the virus is showing a sustained ability to pass from human to human, and is able to cause community-level outbreaks."What this can really be interpreted as is a significant step towards pandemic influenza. But also, it is a phase that says we are not there yet," Mr Fukuda said."In other words, at this time we think we have taken a step in that direction, but a pandemic is not considered inevitable."He said the virus had become too widespread to make containment a feasible option, and said countries must focus on trying to put measures in place to protect the population. He also stressed that the experts did not recommend closing borders or restricting travel. "With the virus being widespread... closing borders or restricting travel really has very little effects in stopping the movement of this virus," he said. The first batches of a swine flu vaccine could be ready between four to six months, but it will take several more months to produce large quantities of it, Mr Fukuda said. Health experts say the virus comes from the same strain that causes seasonal outbreaks in humans. But they say this newly-detected version contains genetic material from versions of flu which usually affect pigs and birds. CLIP
US STOCKS-Flu fears spur Wall St sell-off (Apr 27, 2009) http://uk.reuters.com/article/marketsNewsUS/idUKN2744011920090427
NEW YORK, April 27 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell on Monday on concerns the spreading of a new strain of flu could dampen optimism about the economy, overshadowing a sweeping overhaul of General Motors Corp and gains in biotechnology stocks. The three major U.S. stock indexes slid in choppy trade as governments around the world moved to contain the spread of a swine flu outbreak that has killed up to 149 people in Mexico and spread to the United States and Canada.
Mexico flu: Your experiences (26 April 2009) http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/talking_point/8018428.stm
Readers in Mexico have been emailing the BBC describing the sense of fear gripping the country as a result of a flu virus outbreak, which has so far claimed more than 100 lives.The World Health Organization says the virus has the potential to become a pandemic. Read a selection of BBC readers' comments below. I'm a specialist doctor in respiratory diseases and intensive care at the Mexican National Institute of Health. There is a severe emergency over the swine flu here. More and more patients are being admitted to the intensive care unit. Despite the heroic efforts of all staff (doctors, nurses, specialists, etc) patients continue to inevitably die. The truth is that anti-viral treatments and vaccines are not expected to have any effect, even at high doses. It is a great fear among the staff. The infection risk is very high among the doctors and health staff.There is a sense of chaos in the other hospitals and we do not know what to do. Staff are starting to leave and many are opting to retire or apply for holidays. The truth is that mortality is even higher than what is being reported by the authorities, at least in the hospital where I work it. It is killing three to four patients daily, and it has been going on for more than three weeks. It is a shame and there is great fear here. Increasingly younger patients aged 20 to 30 years are dying before our helpless eyes and there is great sadness among health professionals here. (...) I work as a resident doctor in one of the biggest hospitals in Mexico City and sadly, the situation is far from "under control". As a doctor, I realise that the media does not report the truth. Authorities distributed vaccines among all the medical personnel with no results, because two of my partners who worked in this hospital (interns) were killed by this new virus in less than six days even though they were vaccinated as all of us were. The official number of deaths is 20, nevertheless, the true number of victims are more than 200. I understand that we must avoid to panic, but telling the truth it might be better now to prevent and avoid more deaths. CLIP
World moves to contain flu spread (27 April 2009) http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8019882.stm
Governments around the world have been hurrying to contain the spread of a new swine flu virus after outbreaks were reported in Mexico, the US and Canada. At least 100 people are now suspected to have died of the disease in Mexico. The UN has warned the virus has the potential to become a pandemic, but said the world was better prepared than ever to deal with the threat.Stocks of anti-viral medicines are being readied and travellers are being screened at some airports for symptoms.Mexican Health Secretary Jose Angel Cordova said suspected swine flu cases in his country had risen to 1,614 including 103 deaths.Of those, 20 deaths are confirmed to have been caused by the new virus.The US, where 20 people are confirmed to have caught the virus, has declared a public health emergency. There are also confirmed cases in Canada, and investigations are being carried out on suspected cases in Spain, Israel and New Zealand.In most cases outside Mexico, people have been only mildly ill and have made a full recovery. Vigilance urged - The World Health Organization (WHO), the UN's health agency, has said the swine flu virus could be capable of mutating into a more dangerous strain. But officials say they need more information on the virus before deciding whether to raise the global pandemic alert phase. The WHO is advising all countries to be vigilant for seasonally unusual flu or pneumonia-like symptoms among their populations - particularly among young healthy adults, a characteristic of past pandemics. Only a handful of the Mexican cases have so far been laboratory-confirmed as swine flu, while in the US confirmed cases had only mild symptoms.Health experts want to know why some people become so seriously ill, while others just develop a cold, the BBC's Imogen Foulkes reports from Switzerland. Dr Keiji Fukuda, WHO's assistant director-general in charge of health security, said all countries were "looking at the situation seriously" but that a true picture of the extent of the virus was still emerging. H1N1 is the same strain that causes seasonal flu outbreaks in humans but the newly detected version contains genetic material from versions of flu which usually affect pigs and birds.It is spread mainly through coughs and sneezes. Officials said most of those killed so far in Mexico were young adults - rather than more vulnerable children and the elderly. There is currently no vaccine for the new strain of flu but severe cases can be treated with antiviral medication. Dr Fukuda said years of preparing for bird flu had boosted world stocks of antivirals.It is unclear how effective currently available flu vaccines would be at offering protection against the new strain, as it is genetically distinct from other flu strains. WHO experts will meet again in Geneva on Tuesday to discuss whether to raise the pandemic alert phase. CLIP
Swine flu sparks global concern; Mexico epicenter of outbreak (27 April 2009) http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/04/27/swine.flu/index.html
MEXICO CITY, Mexico (CNN) -- Health officials around the world worked to contain what appears to be a spreading swine flu outbreak early Monday, while one out of every five residents of Mexico's most populous city wore masks to protect themselves against the virus. Mexico seems to be the epicenter of the outbreak, where as many as 103 deaths are thought to have been caused by swine flu, the country's health minister said. An additional 1,614 reported cases have been reported in the country. So far, however, only 18 cases have been confirmed by laboratory tests in Mexico and reported to the World Health Organization. The United States stepped up preparations for a possible epidemic of the virus after 20 cases were confirmed, and Canada announced its first cases of the virus Sunday -- six mild cases.(...) Symptoms of swine flu include fever, lethargy, lack of appetite, coughing, runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, the CDC said. Learn more about swine flu and how to treat it »Common seasonal flu kills 250,000 to 500,000 people every year.But what worries officials is that a new strain can spread fast because people do not have natural immunity and vaccines can take months to develop.In 1968, a "Hong Kong" flu pandemic killed about 1 million people worldwide. And in 1918, a "Spanish" flu pandemic killed as many as 100 million people.
Human Swine Influenza Investigation (April 26, 2009) http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/investigation.htm
Human cases of swine influenza A (H1N1) virus infection have been identified in the United States. Human cases of swine influenza A (H1N1) virus infection also have been identified internationally. The current U.S. case count is provided below. CLIP
Swine Flu Epidemic & Avianized Flu Pandemic (4-26-9) http://www.rense.com/general85/swine.htm
Recombinant Preparedness Alert -- The swine flu is common in the agribusiness, and antibodies to swine flu are present in 20% of vetenarians and 5% of pig farm workes, and rarely kills pigs. However, this swine flu that has presented in Mexico, Texas, California, Queens NYC, London, Italy, etc. has genes of swine, avian, human, and asian flu. This is without any doubt a pandemic flu with a current case fatality estimated at 10 % plus, and rapidly is leaping across North America and to Europe. Since 1997, the H5N1 flu has spread to all continents. Genetics showed that six strains had high pathogenic case fatality rates in the range of 70% average from 25 % to 100 % case fatality rates in humans, with some clusters of human to human spread, with close physical contact. Defiencies in two amino acids needed to allow rapid attachment to human cells was found in all strains, but can be acquired by recombinants with H9N2 or H7N3 or H3N2 etc. endemic human stains that can also coinfect pigs, birds, agricultural animals, and animals in the wild. Until fall 2008, the avian flu did not optimally replicate unless it was at 106 degrees or higher, but now it has acquired the capacity to replicate easily at 98.6 Farhenheit. Drug resistance to Amantadine, Tamiflu also are the predominant strains. The current swine flu is analagous to a early 20th century steamer trunk, with stickers showing the visited countries and coastal cities. It has stamps from Asia, North America, Avian, Swine and Human genetics. This is a "Lab Creation". Now, we must understand that this virus is behaving as if it is more lethal per case that usual flu, and can recombine in pigs, wild and domestic birds, and other animals and can thus acquire PB2 deletions, NS1 gene polymorphisms, and the polybasic six amino acids that allow it to grow in brain and CNS as well as any other target organ in human and animal hosts. The NS1 deletion of four amino acids bypasses IL4, and thus is much more lethal with massive cytokine release at end stages. Because Avian H5N1 and the 1918 Swine Flu targeted young healthy people, the release of cytokines was more violent in the most healthy. This first wave is likely to recombine and after Phase 1 gene to population insertion, Phase 2 will result in new superstrains with additional genetic polymorphisms allow transfer efficiently to humans. Phase 2 is the bioreactor phase. In the emergent or Phase 3, new viral Clades of Swine /Avian hybrids will then have more efficient spreading and higher spontaneous lethality.
Swine flu: Twitter's power to misinform (04/25/2009) http://neteffect.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2009/04/25/swine_flu_twitters_power_to_misinform
Who knew that swine flu could also infect Twitter? Yet this is what appears to have happened in the last 24 hours, with thousands of Twitter users turning to their favorite service to query each other about this nascent and potentially lethal threat as well as to share news and latest developments from Mexico, Texas, Kansas and New York (you can check most recent Twitter updates on the subject by searching for swine flu and #swineflu). And despite all the recent Twitter-enthusiasm about this platform's unique power to alert millions of people in decentralized and previously unavailable ways, there are quite a few reasons to be concerned about Twitter's role in facilitating an unnecessary global panic about swine flu.First of all, I should point out from the very outset that anyone trying to make sense of how Twitter's global brain has reacted to the prospect of the swine flu pandemic is likely to get disappointed. The swine flu meme has so far that misinformed and panicking people armed with a platform to broadcast their fears are likely to produce only more fear, misinformation and panic. CLIP
Swine Flu Fears Prompt Global Quarantine Plans (26 avril 2009) Video http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/609.html
All the things discussed in the video were laid down during the pharmaceutical industry-friendly Bush administration. They're all still in place and Obama has shown no signs of dismantling or looking at the legal structures that make is possible for the US to: 1. Declare a pandemic 2. Use this declaration as grounds for arrest and imprisonment without charge, without representation and for an undetermined amount of time 3. Compel vaccination 4. Remove any liability from the drug companies involved if their products kill and maimStudy the timeline and see how an administration that could not get anything of value accomplished was a model of efficiency and speed in creating the infrastructures to make this happen. Note that in a previous video, local law enforcement are already being commanded by FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security to submit plans and run practice drills for vaccinating the entire US population in 48 hours or less. Fortunately, this is a logistic impossibility if people are informed and don't cooperate. Unfortunately, few are informed and a combination of draconian laws, garbage science, and a corrupt/incompetent media are working together to make "voluntary" acceptance a real possibility.
Flu Kills The Torture Memos (April 26, 2009) http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=13351
In a 'Holy convenience, Batman!' moment, a 'unique' flu virus (one likely concocted in US Army labs) overtakes media coverage of revelations that the highest levels of the US government instructed the CIA (and private contractors) to torture terror suspects. Scientists said the virus combines genetic material from pigs, birds and humans in a way researchers have not seen before. We are very, very concerned, World Health Organization spokesman Thomas Abraham said. We have what appears to be a novel virus and it has spread from human to human, he said. Its all hands on deck at the moment. Guess where the first swine flu outbreak occurred? That's right, Fort Dix, New Jersey, in 1976. Also likely created in a US Army lab. Thirteen soldiers died, leading the US government to force a questionable vaccine on the population -- backed by a legal liability escape clause mandated by and for the pharma-terrorists. Next, people started dying not from the flu -- but from the *vaccine. *Every major media outlet has reported the fact that US/UK bioterrorists have been manipulating the avian flu virus in university and Army labs. This new flu strain, one that 'no one has ever seen,' contains avian flu. Now, how does *that* happen? CLIP
Quake jars already-nervous Mexico City residents (April 27, 2009) - Has too much fear triggered this?... http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jdELmMePoOoKn3kplyLrSz-OwmoAD97R1JC00
MEXICO CITY (AP) A strong earthquake struck central Mexico on Monday, swaying tall buildings in the capital and sending office workers into the streets. The quake rattled nerves in a city already tense from a swine flu outbreak suspected of killing as many as 149 people nationwide. "I'm scared," said Sarai Luna Pajas, a 22-year-old social services worker standing outside her office building moments after it hit. "We Mexicans are not used to living with so much fear, but all that is happening the economic crisis, the illnesses and now this it feels like the Apocalypse." Co-worker Harold Gutierrez, 21, said the country was taking comfort from its religious faith, but he too was gripped by the sensation that the world might be coming to an end."If it is, it is God's plan," Gutierrez said, speaking over a green mask he wore to ward off swine flu.The Interior Ministry said there were no reports of damages anywhere in the country. The quake had a magnitude of 5.6 and was centered near Chilpancingo, about 130 miles (210 kilometers) southwest of Mexico City or 50 miles (80 kilometers) from the resort of Acapulco, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Swine Flu Psy Op ( April 27, 2009) http://www.prisonplanet.com/swine-flu-psy-op.html
The Swine Flu story sounds like a psy-op: 1. Millions die in Mexico each year from diseases such as TB, typhoid and malaria.But we dont hear much about that. Due to high levels of poverty in Mexico, there is a tendency for outbreaks of flu to kill large numbers of people. 2. In the USA and Canada, flu symptoms have been described as mild. Several students experienced flu symptoms after they returned but they were so mild that they didnt raise any concerns. (Swine flu hits Canada)This swine flus a relative lightweight (Swine flus a relative lightweight.)The first reports of swine infections in Mexico came in mid-March. The current swine flu strain still has fewer than 1,000 reported cases.So, why is publicity for the flu coming now? 3. The Flu Kills The Torture Memos 4. And, certain fascist swine are hoping to make lots of money from selling vaccines. On March 20, 2009, this researcher outlined a peculiar PANDEMIC VACCINE TRAINING exercise in Texas scheduled to occur on Saturday, May 2, 2009. (http://www.rense.com/general85/dsd2.htm)
Bush Greases Skids For UN Pandemic Power Grab (September 2, 2007) http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/september2007/020907_power_grab.htm
Bestselling author "wouldn't put it past" Globalists to release virus to capitalize on control -- The World Health Organization and the U.N. have been handed complete control over response procedures in the event of a pandemic outbreak in the U.S. after an agreement was signed by President Bush at the recent SPP meeting that bypasses congressional approval."We've now got a North American plan for avian and pandemic influenza....and what this plan does is it puts U.S., Canadian and Mexican under the World Health Organization and under the United Nations' law and control should there be any health emergency," bestselling author Jerome Corsi told the Alex Jones Show on Friday.Corsi said it was "blue helmet time" should such an emergency arise and that the origins of the agreement could be traced back to 2005, when President Bush announced a new International Partnership on Avian and Pandemic Influenza to a High-Level Plenary Meeting of the U.N. General Assembly, in New York. At the recent SPP meeting in Montebello Canada, an agreement was signed that "Establishes U.N. law along with regulations by the World Trade Organization and World Health Organization as supreme over U.S. law during a pandemic and sets the stage for militarizing the management of continental health emergencies," writes Corsi. Corsi warned that Dr. David Nabarro, the U.N. system influenza coordinator, would be overseeing the program and that Nabarro had given "frightening" speeches in which he asserted that a global flu pandemic that would kill 5 to 150 million worldwide was "inevitable" unless full control was handed over to the U.N. to deal with the emergency. Corsi noted that all of Nabarro's previous doomsday predictions had turned out to be wrong."In March 2006 he gave a U.N. press conference and he stated that avian flu virus would reach the Americas within the next 6-12 months, well it didn't," said Corsi. Corsi said he "wouldn't put it past" the WHO and the U.N. to release the virus themselves in order to capitalize on the power they crave and that an article he wrote for World Net Daily was a warning about both loss of sovereignty in matters of public health but also an effort to counteract the scare mongering on behalf of the U.N. CLIP
Support Our Right to Refuse Vaccination http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/568/t/1128/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=26830
With the revelation at the end of February 2009 that a major pharmaceutical company had "accidentally" contaminated vaccinations with live Avian Flu Virus, the significance of Health Freedom being one of the Top Ten social issues on the unofficial Change.org web site (and being added to the new President's Briefing Book on the official Change.gov) must be brought home to decision makers in Congress and the White House.Our rights need to be respected. Under the principles of the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki individuals have the fundamental right to refuse (experimental) medical treatments. We have the right to be protected from contaminated vaccines. Simply put, we want universal exemptions from forced vaccinations, even in the event of an alleged pandemic emergency.For more about the virus contamination incident, please see: http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/?p=2191 - Please use our Action Item to send a strong message to Congress and the President. Check also Pandemic Flu Alert: Media Reports Virus Vaccine Contamination
Baxter: Product contained live bird flu virus (27th February 2009) A reminder of a previous "accident"... http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2009/02/27/8560781.html
The company that released contaminated flu virus material from a plant in Austria confirmed Friday that the experimental product contained live H5N1 avian flu viruses.(...) On Friday, the companys director of global bioscience communications confirmed what scientists have suspected.It was live, Christopher Bona said in an email. The contaminated product, which Baxter calls experimental virus material, was made at the Orth-Donau research facility. Baxter makes its flu vaccine including a human H5N1 vaccine for which a licence is expected shortly at a facility in the Czech Republic. People familiar with biosecurity rules are dismayed by evidence that human H3N2 and avian H5N1 viruses somehow co-mingled in the Orth-Donau facility. That is a dangerous practice that should not be allowed to happen, a number of experts insisted. Accidental release of a mixture of live H5N1 and H3N2 viruses could have resulted in dire consequences. While H5N1 doesnt easily infect people, H3N2 viruses do. If someone exposed to a mixture of the two had been simultaneously infected with both strains, he or she could have served as an incubator for a hybrid virus able to transmit easily to and among people. CLIP Check also Accidental Contamination Of Vaccine With Live Avian Flu Virus Virtually Impossible
Pandemic Alert: Deadly Swine Flu about to Explode? http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/?p=2515%5D
We have continually raised the warning about the potential for a weaponized or engineered pandemic. See for example the following postings on this blog: (...) Now we must raise the alarm once again. Although past weaponization events have failed to trigger the pandemic, Foundation President Gen. Stubblebine suggests, we must assume the forces at work will produce what world health officials have called the inevitable pandemic.Whether those forces are the chaos of the natural world, the greed-addicted structure of the health care industry and its Big Phama cartel, or the evil intent of individuals or groups, we know not. One need not believe in conspiracies to observe that social and economic conditions may be such that a pandemic is almost a foregone conclusion. For example, several major foundations are providing significant funding to several dozen laboratories around the world that are studying the Avian Flu virus to find out how easy it might be for terrorists to weaponize the flu. How many such labs do you think it takes before it is inevitable that an engineered pathogen will escape?Before you answer that question, remember that just this past January, as related in the second link above, a shipment of annual flu vaccine was accidentally contaminated with live Avian Flu virus nearly triggering the pandemic. And now, over the past couple days, the story has broken of a potential Swine Flu pandemic (yes, the Swine Flu is back!). We reproduce below several stories about this and are continuing our investigation so that we can issue a Pandemic Flu eAlert shortly to the Health Freedom Action eAlerts several hundred thousand subscribers. If you do not yet receive the free eAlert, please join at: http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/?page_id=187 A final smoking gun is found in one article below, where the particular strain of Swine Flu is said to be a novel strain and in another where it says, It first looked mostly like a swine virus but closer analysis showed it is a never-before-seen mixture of swine, human and avian viruses, according to the CDC. this, Dr. Laibow says, can be a hallmark of an engineered virus. CLIP
Panasonic Sends Workers' Families Home on Flu Risk, Nikkei Says (Feb. 10, 2009) - TOP JAPANESE EXECUTIVES HAD ADVANCED WARNING OF AN IMPENDING FLU EPIDEMIC! HOW COME?!!! http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601101&sid=aXjbg7pIcXo4&refer=japan
(Bloomberg) -- Panasonic Corp. has instructed Japanese workers assigned to parts of Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and South America to send family members back to Japan because of the risk of outbreaks of new influenza strains, Nikkei English News said, without citing anyone.The Osaka-based electronics maker has asked workers' families to return home by the end of September, the report said, adding it was not known how many people were affected by the decision.
Fulford on Swine Flu (04/27/2009) http://benjaminfulford.typepad.com/benjaminfulford/
The release of a US bio-weapon in Mexico was a fatal mistake for the illuminati. The criminally insane owners of the Federal Reserve Board, faced with inevitable bankruptcy, are once again trying to save themselves by creating mayhem. However, by releasing a bio-weapon in Mexico they have most surely lost the support of almost everybody in the alphabet soup agencies and the Pentagon. Their plan to use the pandemic as an excuse for martial law will blow up in their faces. There can be no doubt this was the last straw. It is time to take them down. All patriotic Americans must rise and save their country from the grips of these madmen. The world is watching you America and praying for your success in regaining your freedom.
Prepare to die; it's been planned and has begun - TYPICAL HAL TURNER GOING HYPERBOLIC! AND YET... http://turnerradionetwork.blogspot.com/2009/04/prepare-to-die-its-been-planned-and-has.html
(...) What few considered was that our government is already saddled with so much debt they cannot hope to afford another Great Depression. They don't have the funds to pay unemployment, welfare, food stamps, free medical care through medicaid and and they have zero chance of borrowing the money to provide it. So, the decision has been made to "cull the herd." (...) In a discussion this morning with a cell biologist and medical doctor working at Johns Hopkins, they said they thought this new, 4-part flu combination is highly unusual and looks like it could be man-made. Especially because it has an avian strain.My doctor friend (he's Taiwanese) explained that in Asia, it's common for a avian-swine-human flu to happen naturally, but this virus first showed up in Mexico, where pigs and ducks are not usually raised together. Also, recombination of more than 2-different flu viruses is extremely rare. I'm just repeating what he said as an expert in the field. He says the CDC needs to explain if there is a possibility that we are under a bio-weapon attack. CLIP
Why the Power Elite Create Crisis and Manage Crisis with Plans to Increase Control and Reduce Population http://www.heartcom.org/OverComing.htm
"Underlying 'America's New War' is international 'population planning.' According to Rockefeller-directed population planners, additional depopulation must occur in advance of the New World Order. According to the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) March/April 1996, Foreign Affairs journal, "Plans to depopulate America by half to achieve a U.S. population in the range of 125 to 150 million, or about its size in the 1940s, are underway." --Dr. Leonard Horowitz, D.M.D, M.A., M.P.H.PREFACE NOTE:There are two ways to look at the following information. One is to go to bed, pull up the covers, and cry, "Good bye cruel world". The other is to be grateful that the whole truth is coming out -- that the public is becoming aware of power elite potentates who have a Love-challenged agenda for planned economic collapse. The best hope is that enough good people will awaken to reality and see the opportunity in the problem rather than the problem with the opportunity. If your cup is half full -- rather than half empty -- you will do something constructive with this information. "As Rupert Sheldrake points out in his theory of morphogenetic field resonance, the '100th Monkey Effect' [collective CONSCIENCE] occurs when enough people drawn together by a shared purpose, are holding the same thought all at the same time. When that happens, the rest of the world, in varying degrees, will experience an internal shift." - from http://www.heartcom.org/GratitudeAltitude.htm. At least, please care enough to share this with those you love. Make that everyone on your lists, and by God's grace, what goes around, comes around. Divine Love will prevail when enough good people hold the vision, embrace the virtue, make the vow and claim the victory. Use the power of the Internet so we don't lose it. - Christopher CLIP
I am making a plea to everyone who reads this, please, please DO NOT TAKE ANY VACCINE THAT IS PURPORTED TO 'PREVENT' THIS FLU.
Remember 1976 and the so called Swine Flu outbreak that was purported to be a coming pandemic? It only infected recruits at Ft. Dix. Why? Because I believe that the so called Swine Flu virus infected the recruits due to the vaccines they were given. Whether the government developed the Swine Flu 1976 virus and infected the recruits as a means to test the public to see if people would comply with a call to take vaccination against Swine Flu, or the recruits became infected via contaminated vaccine they were given as part of the recruit regimen, that outbreak was as phony as they come. I was one of the people duped into taking a Swine Flu shot and it made me so sick. I was sick in bed for three months after taking the vaccine.
Do not take seasonal flu vaccine if you are told that it could help prevent this brand new Swine Flu variant. It won't do a thing to prevent this flu. What it will do is serve up new genetic material to the Swine Flu virus that I have dubbed Spanish Flu 2, the Sequel. The Spanish Flu variant will use the gene sequences in the vaccine in humans to develop more of the changes that make the virus more readily infect humans. We do not want to give this virus more human genetic material so that it will infect humans more readily person to person. This is what vaccinated individuals do for pandemic strains.
There is also a safety issue in any experimental vaccine, much like the one in 1976. Some people even feel that such a vaccine for pandemic strain might require more than one vaccination which could actually be a binary set up. The first shot might just add some genetic code that stays dormant in the body until one gets the second vaccine shot which then serves to only cause infection. It could trigger Guillain-barre syndrome, Typhus or some other condition.
An Influenza vaccine does not protect or prevent a person from contracting flu. It is purported to, maybe, prevent some complications of flu and maybe shorten duration. I am not even sure it does that. Personally, I feel the vaccine weakens our immune system and also sickens us due to contaminants in the vaccine. I feel that people can better protect themselves by washing hands often and thoroughly. People should also use protective gloves when out and about during epidemics. Don't be afraid of "looking odd." I would not be ashamed to use a mask and gloves. I see that the Mexicans are using them.
A big problem during a pandemic is that these simple supplies will become extremely scarce awfully quickly. Stock up now. Medical supplies. personal hygiene supplies and don't forget fido, or any other pet. Once a pandemic hits, it will be too late to stock up. Water, too.
We may lose clean water and electric power, so be prepared.
So, please, people, DON'T TAKE ANY VACCINES OFFERED. THEY COULD KILL YOU BEFORE ANY VIRUS KILLS YOU.
Baxter To Develop Swine Flu Vaccine Despite Bird Flu Scandal
The fox has been given the duty of guarding the henhouse
Steve Watson - April 27, 2009
A U.S. based pharmaceutical company that just weeks ago was involved in a scandal involving vaccines tainted with deadly avian flu virus has been chosen to head up efforts to produce a vaccine for the Mexican swine flu that has seemingly migrated into the U.S. and Europe.
Baxter confirmed over the weekend that it is working with the World Health Organization on a potential vaccine to curb the deadly swine flu virus that is blamed for scores of deaths in Mexico and has emerged as a threat in the U.S., reports the Chicago Tribune.
Baxter has previously worked with governments all over the globe to develop and produce vaccines to protect against infectious disease or potential threats from bioterrorism. After 9/11 Baxter helped supply stockpiles of a smallpox vaccine and in 2003 the company was contracted to develop a vaccine to combat the SARS virus. In 2006 the UK Government announced plans designed to inoculate every person in the country with Baxter's vaccines in the event of a flu pandemic. However, Baxter has a very recent and most disturbing connection to flu vaccines.
As reported by multiple sources last month, including the Times of India, vaccines contaminated with deadly live H5N1 avian flu virus were distributed to 18 countries last December by a lab at an Austrian branch of Baxter.
It was only by providence that the batch was first tested on ferrets in the Czech Republic, before being shipped out for injection into humans. The ferrets all died and the shocking discovery was made.
Czech newspapers immediately questioned whether the events were part of a conspiracy to deliberately provoke a pandemic, following up on accusations already made by health officials in other countries.
Initially, Baxter attempted to stonewall questions by invoking trade secrets and refused to reveal how the vaccines were contaminated with H5N1. After increased pressure they then claimed that pure H5N1 batches were sent by accident.
Since the probability of mixing a live virus biological weapon with vaccine material by accident is virtually impossible, this leaves no other explanation than that the contamination was a deliberate attempt to weaponize the H5N1 virus to its most potent extreme and distribute it via conventional flu vaccines to the population who would then infect others to a devastating degree as the disease went airborne.
The fact that Baxter mixed the deadly H5N1 virus with a mix of H3N2 seasonal flu viruses is the smoking gun. The H5N1 virus on its own has killed hundreds of people, but it is less airborne and more restricted in the ease with which it can spread. However, when combined with seasonal flu viruses, which as everyone knows are super-airborne and easily spread, the effect is a potent, super-airbone, super deadly biological weapon.
Indeed, some have already suggested that the current scare could represent the use of such a weapon.
Now it has been announced that Baxter is seeking a sample of the potentially lethal never before seen form of swine/avian/human flu virus in order to assist the World Health Organization in developing a new vaccine, reaping billions in the process.
Why should Baxter be trusted, when they have already been proven to be at the very least criminally negligent, and at worst a prime suspect in attempting to carry off one of the most heinous crimes in the history of mankind?
The company has already put the safety of the entire human race at risk, and now, just a few weeks later, we're expected to invest our confidence in them and take their shots with a smile and a still tongue?
As Mike Adams of Natural News has commented, "If you mail an envelope full of anthrax to your Senator, you get arrested as a terrorist. So why is Baxter which mailed samples of a far more deadly viral strain to labs around the world getting away with saying, essentially, 'Oops?'"
WHO officials are reportedly still closely monitoring the investigation into Baxter's contaminated flu vaccines, seemingly they are not too concerned. Perhaps we should be.
Swine Flu and Martial Law (April 27, 2009) http://www.prisonplanet.com/swine-flu-and-martial-law.html
If the outbreak indeed turns into a global pandemic, as WHO seems to think, we can expect not only quarantines, but the imposition of martial law in the United States. In fact, the government has planned for just such a scenario for some time now. In late 2007, the Bush administration issued a directive establishing a National Strategy for Public Health and Medical Preparedness based on Biodefense for the 21st Century (see PDF). HSPD 21, short for Homeland Security Presidential Directive (signing statement bypassing Congress), defines catastrophic health event as any natural or manmade incident, including terrorism, that results in a number of ill or injured persons sufficient to overwhelm the capabilities of immediate local and regional emergency response and health care systems. (...) Is it possible a mutant influenza virus would be used as an excuse to impose martial law now that the military is in place ?Our best intelligence estimate is that pandemic Avian Flu has already been created through genetic engineering in the United States, fusing the deadly genome of the 1918 Pandemic, misnamed the Spanish Flu, with the DNA of the innocuous H5N1 virus in a growth medium of human kidney cells, according to the National Institutes of Health and the vaccines manufacturer. Some virologists believe that this would insure that the man-made mutant virus recognizes human cells and knows how to invade them, writes Rima E. Laibow, MD, head of the Natural Solutions Foundation, a citizen watchdog group monitoring the pharmaceutical industry.Laibow underscores what we stress above: Given the shockingly obvious lack of any threat from an un-weaponized H5N1 virus, how can we explain the Bush Administration spending billions of dollars preparing each of the 50 States, for what it calls the inevitable Bird Flu pandemic, which they say could kill half or more of all Americans and similar numbers of people around the globe? Of course, the current swine flu is not H5N1. It is the H1N1 virus. It is however an odd duckling with a suspicious composition: the virus contains genes of human, bird and swine origin.As the virus spreads, more and more people and even a few virologists believe H1N1 is a human-engineered pathogen. On April 25, the journalist Wayne Madsen wrote: Our Mexico City source said a top scientist for the United Nations, who has examined the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Africa, as well as HIV/AIDS victims, concluded that H1N1 possesses certain transmission vectors that suggest that new flu strain has been genetically-manufactured as a military biological warfare weapon. The UN expert believes that Ebola, HIV/AIDS, and the current A-H1N1 swine flu virus are biological warfare agents.Past swine flu outbreaks have been spread from pigs to humans, who then passed the flu on to other humans. However, with A-H1N1, there have been no reported infections of pigs. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), A-H1N1 has gene segments from North American swine, bird and human flu strains and a segment from Eurasian swine flu. CLIP
Flu Bug http://jollyrogerrevolution.blogspot.com/2009/04/if-you-sell-crack-join-gang-or-rob-mob.html
That being the case, a few eyebrows were raised when five microbiologists either disappeared or died mysteriously violent deaths in 2001. A short time later the number rose to 19, and then 29. They were found stabbed to death in the trunks of cars, thrown off bridges, or they wrapped their cars around trees after their brake fluid disappeared. Once again, this is the stuff of Hollywood spy stories, and not the way you would expect a microbiologist to give up the ghost. By 2005, we lost 40 micro-biologists in less than 4 years, all under suspicious circumstances, and during this time someone discovered that they were all working for the government, or government contractors, on projects related to bio-terrorism, flu pandemics, or anthrax. Obviously they werent trying to find a cure for anything, or there would be no need to silence them. Then it was discovered that our government was involved in strange experiments that involve exhuming bodies of people that were killed by the 1918 Spanish flu, and genetically engineered flu viruses, all the while the media is preparing the public with stories of bird flu wiping out thousands of chickens (acid test?) and even a few people here and there. People who are becoming accustomed to the practices and motives of our criminal government tried to warn you of an impending flu pandemic, but your TV training taught you to dismiss them all as "crazy conspiracy theorists," and you naturally associated all their warnings with stories of Bigfoot and UFO abductions, just as you were trained to do. CLIP
Flu Pandemic Hype: Another Pretext for World Government (April 27, 2009) http://www.prisonplanet.com/flu-pandemic-hype-another-pretext-for-world-government.html
During the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) Summit in Montebello, Canada in 2005, the three amigos (Bush, Harper and Calderon) released North American Plan for Avian and Pandemic Influenza, described as a collaborative North American approach that recognizes that controlling the spread of avian influenza or a novel strain of human influenza, with minimal economic disruption, is in the best interest of all three countries. The plan outlines how Canada, Mexico and the United States intend to work together to prepare for and manage avian and pandemic influenza." It was hardly a coincidence that at the same time the U.S. Northern Command, or NORTHCOM, created a webpage dedicated to avian flu and subsequently ran exercises in preparation for the possible use of U.S. military forces in a continental domestic emergency involving avian flu or pandemic influenza.In 2006, NORTHCOM held an international exercise with more than 40 international, federal, and state agencies designed to provoke discussion and determine what governmental actions, including military support, would be necessary in the event of an influenza pandemic in the United States. In addition, NORTHCOM participated in a nationwide Joint Chiefs of Staff-directed exercise code-named Exercise Ardent Sentry 06 to rehearse cooperation between Department of Defense and local, state, federal agencies, and the Canadian government. (...) On April 26, Infowars covered the Department of Defenses Implementation Plan for Pandemic Influenza that proposes nothing less than the militarization of health care, military augmentation of civilian law enforcement, and the mass vaccination of the population as directed by the government.Ki-moon, the United Nations, and the globalists, with the participation of the globalist-dominated corporate media and the ruling elite in Mexico, are hyping the flu outbreak as a possible pandemic in order to sell us their scheme for world government. It is an ongoing process.
As Swine Flu Spreads, Conspiracy Theories of Laboratory Origins Abound (April 27, 2009) http://www.naturalnews.com/026141.html
Perhaps due to the genetic makeup of the fast-spreading H1N1 strain of influenza which includes genetic elements from bird flu, swine flu and human flu spanning three continents there is considerable speculation that the origins of this virus are man-made.Its not an unreasonable question to ask: Could world governments, spooked by the prospect of radical climate change caused by over-population of the planet, have assembled a super-secret task force to engineer and distribute a super virulent strain of influenza designed to correct the human population (and institute global Martial Law)?Technically, its possible. The U.S. military, all by itself, has the know-how to engineer and unleash such a virus. That doesnt mean theyve done so, however. It would be an astonishing leap into crimes against humanity to intentionally unleash such a biological weapon into the wild.Then again, governments of the world have routinely engaged in crimes against humanity, havent they? The U.S., for example, dropped nuclear bombs on civilian populations in Japan. Israel rained white phosphorous on Palestinians, Hitler exterminated countless Jews, and Americans fired millions of rounds of depleted uranium rounds into targets in Iraq and Afghanistan. Unleashing a viral biological weapon in Mexico City is no great leap beyond what governments have already done to achieve their goals. Throughout human history, virtually all the great crimes against humanity have been carried out by governments mostly in the name of peace, prosperity and security, by the way. So lets be clear about one thing: Governments are certainly capable of doing this if properly motivated. Let there be no question about that.Is there any hard evidence of laboratory origins?As of this moment, I have not personally seen any conclusive evidence of laboratory origins for this H1N1 swine flu. I am open to the possibility that new evidence may emerge in this direction, however, and I am suspicious of the genetic makeup of the virus as one possible indicator of its origins.I am not a medical specialist in the area of infectious disease, but I have studied microbiology, genetics and a considerable amount of material on pandemics. What seems suspicious to me is the hybrid origin of the viral fragments found in H1N1 influenza. According to reports in the mainstream media (which has no reason to lie about this particular detail), this strain of influenza contains viral code fragments from: Human influenza Bird Flu from North America Swine flu from Europe Swine flu from Asia -- This is rather astonishing to realize, because for this to have been a natural combination of viral fragments, it means an infected bird from North America would have had to infect pigs in Europe, then be re-infected by those some pigs with an unlikely cross-species mutation that allowed the bird to carry it again, then that bird would have had to fly to Asia and infected pigs there, and those Asian pigs then mutated the virus once again (while preserving the European swine and bird flu elements) to become human transmittable, and then a human would have had to catch that virus from the Asian pigs in Mexico! and spread it to others. (This isnt the only explanation of how it could have happened, but it is one scenario that gives you an idea of the complexity of such a thing happening). CLIP
TRUSTING A VACCINE-MAKING COMPANY IS LIKE TRUSTING A GOVERNMENT-PROTECTED-&-PAID-FOR SERIAL KILLER WITH A MACHINE GUN TO YOUR HEAD THAT HE WILL NOT HARM YOU. READ THE FOLLOWING AND YOU'LL UNDERSTAND WHY NO ONE IN HIS RIGHT MIND WOULD ACCEPT TO BE VACCINATED BY THESE GUYS...
In 1976, the Federal Insurance Company advised Merck that all liability, indemnity, and defense costs associated with claims arising from the new swine flu vaccine would not be covered by its insurance plan. Having absorbed the embarrassment and the economic losses caused by the polio vaccine in 1955, the pharmaceutical industry and their insurance providers were determined that would not happen again.
This time, there are no worries. Drug companies have completely covered their tracks, and when reports of adverse event and deaths from the new swine flu vaccine start to roll in, they will be smiling all the way to the bank.
Flu shots were added to the Vaccine Injury Compensation Table in 2003, meaning, if anyone is injured, a claim needs to be filed through the Federal Court of Claims and it will be years before it is adjudicated. And that is just the basic layer of protection. All the drug companies have to do is whisper that this may be a terrorist attack and they are home free.
Before he was voted out of office in 2006, then-senator Bill Frist (R-TN), a physician, drove through a bill that gave drug companies more immunity than any bill ever passed by Congress. The legislation, referred to as Division E was tacked to a Defense appropriations bill during the final minutes of the congressional sessions before the Christmas recess. This bill provides at least four sweeping provisions:
1. Immunity from liability for all drugs, vaccines, or biological products deemed as a covered countermeasure against bioterrorism in the event of an outbreak of any kind. The proposal is not only limited to new drugs or vaccines developed under the umbrella of bioterrorism or pandemic protection. The proposal is so broad that it could include drugs like Tylenol, Advil and would have applied to Vioxx.
2. Immunity for any product used for any public health emergency declared by the secretary of HHS. The authority to declare an emergency now rests completely in the hands of the secretary of HHSan appointed, non-medical person who has no accountability to the general public. The presidents hand-picked person that is part of his inner circle will have the power to mandate vaccines and other medications given to the American people.
3. Immunity from accountability. No matter what a drug company does wrong, they are protected. Even if the companys dirty facility created a batch of contaminated vaccines that resulted in death or injury to thousands of people, the drug company will not be held accountable.
4. Immunity from law suits. A person who suffers any type of loss will be prohibited from suing the drug companies. Vaccine manufacturers have immunity from almost everything, perhaps even murder. The bill provisions provide a mechanism for filing a lawsuit, but the language explicitly prevents frivolous suits by setting a standard for liability more rigid than any known standard of negligence.
In simple terms, if a claim is filed by a plaintiff it can go forward only if the injured party can prove that the company performed an act of willful misconduct resulting in an injury or a death. In other words, the injured party would have to prove the vaccine maker intentionally caused him harm.
Division-E goes even one step further. Unbelievably, even if a pharmaceutical company knowingly harms people, the company will be immune from legal prosecution unless the U.S. attorney general initiates enforcement action against the drug company in the name of the claimant. This means the U.S. government would have to go to bat for the injured party for the lawsuit to move forward, as unlikely as the current swine flu fiasco being an unplanned pandemic.
New Vaccines Ready to Roll Out
The swine flu outbreak is going to benefit one of the most prolific and successful venture capital firms in the United States: Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers. Share prices have already risen for two of eight public traded companies in the firms portfolio of Pandemic and Bio Defense investments. BioCryst, up more than 26 percent, to $2.21 per share, and Novavax, maker of viral vaccines, escalated 75 percent to $1.42 per share on the first announcement of the swine flu outbreak in Mexico.
Novavax uses genetic information and recombinant, virus-like particle technology to rapidly engineer a vaccine. Its technology has only been through Phase II clinical trials but might be released prematurely. Novavaxs CEO, Rahul Singhvi announced Friday, There is an emergency authorization avenue that is available that would allow us to use the vaccine in an emergency without further testing. The Division-E provisions would protect the company from all liability.
In the fine print of the Division-E legislation, (available for download at http://www.DrTenpenny.com so you can read it for yourself), there is a suggestion that a massive, bioterrorist vaccination program could be voluntary. Will the media make everyone aware of the one-line provision that potentially gives us the right to refuse?
Will government mandates override State exemption laws? The future is unclear but this has been suggested. Your personal rights are growing very thin and activism has never been more important. A quote by U.S. Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) says it all: When we give government the power to make medical decisions for us, we, in essence, accept that the state owns our bodies.
ON MARCH 20 THE FOLLOWING WARNING WAS PUBLISHED. THIS IS CLEARLY A SMOKING GUN (in a manner of speaking) - THIS NEWSPAPER ARTICLE THEY REFERENCED, STATING THAT NEXT MAY 2 THERE WILL BE A NATIONWIDE DRILL IN WHICH "Guadalupe County emergency management and their counterparts around the country are preparing" TO VACCINATE THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES... ON 9/11 THEY WERE ALSO CONDUCTING A DRILL TO TEST THE US AIR DEFENSE SYSTEM IN CASE OF A "TERRORIST" ATTACK WITH MULTIPLE AIRPLANES AGAINST KEY TARGETS. SIMILARLY A MOCK TERROR DRILL WITH "A fictional "scenario" of multiple bomb attacks on London's underground took place at exactly the same time as the bomb attack on July 7, 2005." AS ALSO CONFIRMED HERE. THIS CANNOT BE A COINCIDENCE!
This is an amazingly chilling article for a number of reasons.
1. For the first time, an American county is organizing a mock response drill to prepare health care workers, police, and "volunteers" for the coming, "inevitable" pandemic.
2. The article completely ignores historical facts, and subscribes to the extremely flawed notion mindlessly parroted by the United Nations that killer "pandemics" are "acts of nature" that occur regularly in 100-year cycles. FACT: The 1918 Killer Pandemic had its origins in pathogenic-virus-contaminated typhus fever VACCINES that were injected into the veins of naive service personnel deployed during WW I. FACT: Any "modern" pandemic will be started in exactly the same manner --- (i.e. contaminated VACCINES) in one way or another. FACT: There was no "killer pandemic" that killed millions back in 1818, no "killer pandemic" in 1718, etc. These lies and falsehoods MUST be corrected in order to understand the REAL AGENDA.
3. The article utilizes three tried and tested tools of propaganda - FEAR-MONGERING, FALSE PRIDE, and CALLS FOR CITIZENSHIP. It begins by creating a scenario that most people deeply fear --- billions of dead around the world, with a full one-third of the United States people in grave peril. It then portrays the chaos that would likely paralyze the MASS VACCINATION CREWS -- with vehicle "lines" extending for hundreds, if not thousands of miles! Furthermore, this article follows the Illuminati Master's play book to the letter by skillfully utilizing PRS (Problem-Reaction-Solution) programming --- i.e. they create the Problem, manipulate the public's Reaction, thereby forcing individuals into their prescribed Solution (which is clearly MASS GENOCIDE just as Henry Kissinger, Zbignew Breszinski, et. al. prescribed in their Tri-lateralist publication titled "Project 2000"). How very convenient that our benevolent federal government has already prepared a "Strategic National Stockpile" of untested, untried, potentially lethal human-kidney-cell-based "Vaccines" manufactured in China (in 2005, China's defense minister, Chi Haotian declared China would "clean-up America all at once" by using a potent, new "biological weapon") which have been "hidden in up to 2 dozen 'secret' locations" since 2008. The article then calls for patriotic, civic-minded volunteers to sign up and help promulgate this insidious agenda, promising them that they would be repaid by being "the first in line" to receive the saving vaccines.
4. Certain parts of the article contain clear Illuminati/Masonic symbolism. For instance, the article talks about "Five Points of Dispensing" or PODs. In satanically-inspired secret-society rituals (Grand Dragon Albert Pike wrote in "Morals and Dogma" that the "light-bearer" of the Masons and Mormons evoked by the "Five Points" was none other than "Lucifer, Son of the Morning") practiced by Mormons, Masons, and others, initiates utilize something called "The Five Points of Fellowship" whereby they receive direct communication from certain, mystical inter-dimensional entities by means of touching five parts of the body to form the inverted five-pointed star, aka the PENTAGRAM. See http://www.exmormon.org/boards/honestboard/messages/3224.html as well as the official Masonic "Grand Lodge of Texas" explanation at http://www.themasonictrowel.com/Articles/degrees/degree_3rd_files/the_five_points_of_fellowship_gltx.htm.
5. I submit the specific DAY (May 2) of the planned Texas "response drill" is also significant. In witchcraft and other pagan/satanic cult circles, May 1, aka Beltane, is a very sacred day, parallelling Samhain (Halloween) as a day where "the spirits of the dead" can be readily summoned and accessed according to organized witchcraft covens. Beltane is the Black Sabbat where the male Phallus organ is worshipped, as well as incorporating a purifying process whereby human bodies are "cleansed" by means of repeatedly "going through the fire". FIRE is the Satanist/ Illuminist/WICCAN cleansing tool. Lucifer, (according to his disciples such as Pike and Aleistar Crowley), seeks to "cleanse the earth" by fire.
See http://www.highvalley.org/beltane-ritual.html I submit that FEMA and the CDC plan to use crematoriums to dispose of the millions of Pandemic Flu casualties fulfills this infernal agenda. In the past few years, KBR, a subsidiary of Dick Cheney's Halliburton, have been building and expanding mass concentration camps with crematorium facilities attached. http://www.apfn.org/apfn/camps.htm. What is their purpose? What massive national catastrophe would cause government agencies such fear and loathing to make them declare martial law and imprison civilians in "forced quarantine" camps? An international "pandemic" makes perfect sense --- and would CLEANSE INFERIOR "Goyim" or Kissinger's "Useless Eaters" by means of millions of burned corpses that have "passed through the cleansing fires". Moreover, the nation's police chiefs and law enforcement officers are preparing for just such a "quarantine" event. See article in Police Chief Magazine: http://policechiefmagazine.org/magazine/index.cfm?fuseaction=display_arch&article_id=807&issue_id=22006#Top
Something VERY WICKED INDEED, is surely coming this way.
Combine these five points, and what do you see??
A Truly Bloody Mess!
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County plans to deal with unthinkable (March 19, 2009) http://www.seguingazette.com/story.lasso?ewcd=7067c6003405a409
SEGUIN Around the world, up to two billion people have died depending upon whose count one uses and in the United States alone deaths could total one third of the population. Somewhere in the federal government, the decision is made and secret medical stockpiles stored at secret locations are loaded into aircraft and, within 12 hours, moved to wherever they are most likely to be able to stop a pandemic that threatens mankind. Local officials have 36 hours to treat their entire population in Guadalupe County that would be 115,000 people. A massive call-up of volunteers that, in this county alone would take 1,000 medical professionals and lay people is required to prepare and operate five Points of Dispensing (PODs) at which the life-saving medications can be distributed. It may sound like the plot of a sci-fi thriller but its what would happen if the 1918 Spanish Flu that decimated the world happened today. Guadalupe County emergency management and their counterparts around the country are preparing for just such a scenario because in the history of humankind it happens once every 100 years or so and the time is coming for the next one.Were it to happen tomorrow, though, local officials would fail in the effort because they lack the local volunteers needed to try to stop the outbreak. CLIP
Testing our readiness for a global flu pandemic (Apr 24 2009) A SIMILAR EXERCISE JUST TOOK PLACE IN THE UK!...WHICH WOULD ALL SOUND LIKE A WISE, PRUDENT THING TO DO IF IT WAS NOT SO CLOSE TO THE ACTUAL ATTEMPTED DELIBERATE ONSET OF SUCH A GLOBAL PANDEMIC THREAT... http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2009/04/24/testing-our-readiness-for-a-global-flu-pandemic-91466-23463061/
EMERGENCY services yesterday prepared for some of the worst excesses of a future flu pandemic, which experts predict could lead to thousands of deaths, civil unrest and economic collapse.All four Welsh police forces were represented at the mock exercise in South Wales, codenamed Exercise Taliesin, together with other 999 crews and representatives from the military, NHS, local authorities and the National Assembly. They were joined by organisations as diverse as the Red Cross and the Environment Agency although, in the event of an outbreak, the response would be overseen by leading police officers. A flu pandemic is a world threat and we have to put plans in place to how we would respond, said South Wales Police Chief Superintendent Cliff Filer. Exercise Taliesin is not just about testing our plan but refining it too. The UK commands great respect internationally for our state of preparation. Many other countries are visiting us to see how its done. Its a threat we take very seriously.Speaking at the event at South Wales Polices Bridgend HQ he added: We dont want people to be worried by this exercise they should be reassured. The most obvious impact of a flu pandemic would be the effect on the NHS, which would quickly be pushed to breaking point. Staff sickness, the pressure for beds and managing the distribution of vaccines would all contribute to the growing crisis, but the health impacts would be only the beginning. Reports compiled by local authorities across the UK also warn of shortages of food, water, fuel, and electricity, the possible collapse of telecommunications and the risk to public safety, as the crisis causes huge disruption to most aspects of normal life. CLIP
April 14-15: FEMAs Interagency Continuity Influenza Pandemic Tabletop Exercise (April 27, 2009) http://www.prisonplanet.com/april-14-15-femas-interagency-continuity-influenza-pandemic-tabletop-exercise.html
Most people recognize the value of a fire drill. Adults and children alike recognize the usual fire drill steps include evacuating the building and reaching a pre-designated spot. What most people do not recognize is that a fire drill is really an emergency evacuation plan and emergency evacuation plans are growing to include drills such as an influenza pandemic event. The Houston Federal Executive Board sponsored such a drill, April 14-15. The Interagency Continuity Influenza Pandemic Tabletop Exercise was as an opportunity for federal, state, and local emergency coordinators to discuss how their agencies would manage during a pandemic event. CLIP
NOTE from Jean: Several people recommended ways to protect oneself from the flu, including nano silver. So to find out more on this I searched the web and found - amongst many others - this relevant article:
More than a year ago, a little noticed article reported a study that found silver nano particles as found in silver colloids were able to kill HIV, in addition to a broad spectrum of viral bugs. Now, the US health authorities seem to have found a way to prevent this breakthrough from making it into broad public use. According to an article on NewsTarget.com, the Environmental Protection Agency is now selectively targeting nano silver - while practically ignoring pharmaceuticals and toxic chemical pesticides - as an environmental pollutant
Tuesday, October 18, 2005 - FreeMarketNews.com
The Journal of Nanotechnology has published a groundbreaking study that found silver nanoparticles kills HIV-1 and is likely to kill virtually any other virus. The study, which was conducted by the University of Texas and Mexico University, is the first medical study to ever explore the benefits of silver nanoparticles, according to Physorg.
During the study, researchers used three different methods of limiting the size of the silver nanoparticles by using capping agents. The capping agents were foamy carbon, poly (PVP), and bovine serum albumin (BSA). The particles ranged in size from 1 to 10 nanometers depending on the method of capping. After incubating the HIV-1 virus at 37 C, the silver particles killed 100% of the virus within 3 hours for all three methods. The scientists believe that the silver particles bonded through glycoprotein knobs on the virus with spacing of about 22 nanometers in length.
While further research is needed, researchers are optimistic that nanological silver may be the silver bullet to kill viruses. The researchers in the study said that they had already begin experiments using silver nanoparticles to kill what is known as the super bug (Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus). Already used as a topical antibiotic in the medical industry, silver may now come under consideration as an alternative to drugs when it comes to fighting previously untreatable viruses such as the Tamiflu resistant avian flu.
According to NewsTarget, the EPA is using emerging regulations on the health effects of nano particles to selectively target colloidal silver products as "pesticides".
A friend who forwarded the article, commented that in the case of a bio weapons attack, silver would probably the most effective antidote. He says it is a real weapon of mass destruction, as far as pathogens are concerned, adding that at last count it will kill over 600 infectious agents on contact while being harmless to the human organism. The question he posits is: "Could this property of silver have something to do with the recent moves to keep this out of the hands of the public?
Here is the recent NewsTarget article:
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EPA uses nanotech regulation ploy to target colloidal silver while ignoring all other nanotech particles
Nanomaterials -- products and materials changed or created at the atomic and molecular level -- are quickly gaining popularity for their multitude of uses, and while the Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to regulate popular nanosilver antibacterial products, ostensibly to protect consumers, critics say the move is a thinly veiled attempt to solely regulate nanosilver as a health supplement.
Nanosilver is used to kill harmful bacteria in food storage containers, shoe liners, washing machines and even bandages. Particles of nanosilver and other nanomaterials can be as small as one-millionth the size of a pinhead. However, the EPA, citing pressure from silver industry workers and environmental groups such as Natural Resources Defense Council, is investigating whether silver ions could pose an environmental threat by killing beneficial bacteria in the environment, or even harming humans. The agency also received a letter from Chuck Weir, chairman of a California wastewater treatment plant advisory group known as Tri-TAC, which claimed "silver is highly toxic to aquatic life at low concentrations and also bioaccumulates in some aquatic organisms, such as clams."
Of course when you know that the US government under Bush jr has stockpiled Tamiflu - marketed by a company for which Donald Rumsfeld owns stock - as did 59 other governments around the world and when you know that, according to this article "the U.S. placed an order for 20 million doses of this worthless drug at a price of $100 per dose. That comes to a staggering $2 billion."... it is obvious that lots of vested interests will naturally do their best to prevent nano silver from being medically sanctioned and made widely available. Yet if your google nano silver flu you'll find that a great number of companies sell it for a wide variety of uses.
Reminder: Wesak - Divine Identification Global Meditation - May 8 at 9:01 pm West Coast (04:01 UT May 9)
(Click HERE to find your local time - it is suggested to start meditating earlier so as to be in deep meditation at the exact time of the full moon and then continue for as long as you feel necessary to continue. Other steps to prepare for this most sacred meditation are suggested at the URL below.) http://souledout.org/wesak/wesakfestival09/wesakfminvite.html
(...) The Taurus Full Moon Festival is an opportunity to meditate, and honor the blessings that come to all of humanity at this time. It is important now to appreciate the unity in our diversity, as groups of all faiths everywhere on the planet unite to invoke the Divine. We, as a worldwide group, have envisioned a grid of light all over the Earth that connects the light of every Lightworker and each sacred energy vortex. Together we form this Chalice, the Holy Grail prepared to receive the outpouring of blessings from on High. At the Wesak Full Moon Festival, this light grid of humanity that forms the Chalice is filled up with the blessing of the Buddha through the new incoming energies. Next month at the Goodwill Full Moon Festival these blended energies will be distributed to those groups, individuals and forces actively involved in the Healing of the Nations. We are advised to open our hearts and minds to find the points of agreement and strengthen them, recognizing that all spiritual paths lead to the same place. When we can cooperate and respect our diversity, we see all expressions as Divine and as part of the Path. We see all as the Path. CLIP
Thousand-Hand Bodhisattva http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24SoPihLdq4
This is one of the prettiest things I've ever seen. This is a video of 21 members of the China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe performing the Thousand-hand Bodhisattva dance; the members are all deaf.
Snow Rollers - Camas Prairie http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/otx/photo_gallery/snow_rollers.php
On the evening of March 31st, 2009, Tim Tevebaugh was driving home from work east of Craigmont in the southern Idaho Panhandle (see map below). Across the rolling hay fields, Tim saw a very usual phenomenon. The snow rollers that he took pictures of are extremely rare because of the unique combination of snow, wind, temperature and moisture needed to create them. They form with light but sticky snow and strong (but not too strong) winds. These snow rollers formed during the day as they weren't present in the morning on Tim's drive to work.
The Daily Censored http://dailycensored.com/
The Daily Censored was created in Late 2008 by former Project Censored intern Adam Armstrong with the hopes of establishing an uncensored platform that could enable writers and editors from around the world to report and discuss important issues that the media has censored. As an independent blog and news source, the Daily Censored works closely with many of the same staff and writers that make Project Censored the number one place to find underreported and non-reported news.
All-electric cars about to be resurrected (April 27, 2009) http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/04/27/MN0B174G40.DTL
The all-electric car, which had a brief heyday less than a decade ago and then went the way of the dodo, killed off by the car companies, is about to make a comeback. Charged up with lighter, more sophisticated and efficient batteries, and competitively priced with gasoline-driven and hybrid vehicles, the new offers will be marketed and sold primarily as second cars - for running errands, taking kids to school and the like. These silent electric autos will be plugged into home outlets at night and during the day will be able to travel 100 miles or more without stopping for a charge. Nissan said recently it has developed a mas-market electric car, due out by the end of next year, that will seat five and can have its battery charged to 80 percent of capacity in 26 minutes. It will have all the amenities car buyers want, Nissan says, such as navigation, super stereo and heated seats, and will cost between $20,000 and $30,000. The company is not alone in pushing the resurgence of all-electric cars. On the drawing boards are cars and trucks scheduled to be introduced over the next year or so by Ford, Mitsubishi, Chrysler and Subaru, among others, according to the Electric Drive Transportation Association, a trade group. "The electric car is clearly on its way back," said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of the magazine Green Car Journal, which covers the alternative energy auto industry. "Every automaker and battery company has been making incremental breakthroughs" in technology.
Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, Uri Geller and the Curious Case of the Reappearing Tie-clip (Apr 22, 2009) http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/mick_brown/blog/2009/04/22/astronaut_edgar_mitchell_uri_geller_and_the_curious_case_of_the_reappearing_tieclip
Reading the former NASA astronaut Edgar Mitchell's claim that aliens exist, but that the truth is being covered up by the US government, reminds me of a remarkable moment during my own close encounter with Mitchell two years ago at his home in Florida. The focus of our conversation was the 34 hours that Mitchell had spent on the moon in 1971 as a member of the crew of Apollo 14, but it was the return journey to earth that seemed to have left a far deeper mark on him. Watching the moon, the earth, and the infinity of space pass before his eyes, Mitchell had a profound experience of the universe as 'intelligent, loving, harmonious' - an experience that had determined his life's work in attempting to reconcile science and mysticism. Part of this has been an abiding interest in the paranormal. Shortly after his return to earth, Mitchell told me, he had learned of a young Israeli named Uri Geller who was said to have demonstrated remarkable paranormal gifts. This, of course, was some time before Geller became internationally known. Mitchell invited Geller to the Stanford Research Institute to conduct a series of tests. These were mostly to do with 'remote viewing' (out-of-body travel) where random 'targets' were selected and Geller was asked to describe the unknown object. His success rate, Mitchell told me, was surprisingly high. Geller also demonstrated his now famous ability to bend spoons. But the truly remarkable thing happened outside the laboratory. CLIP
Very illuminating audio interview with Dr. Brian O'Leary (former US astronaut and scientist and another scientist/advanced technology proponent named Wade Frazier about the existence and suppression of advanced technology that would revolutionize our planet... http://www.projectcamelot.org/wade_frazier.html
Check also the Home Page of Wade Frazier http://www.ahealedplanet.net/home.htm and what he says about his life's journey in connection with Dennis Lee HERE
Dennis Lee and Dutchman Win Round Against FTC (February 13, 2009) http://pesn.com/2009/02/13/9501523_Dennis_Lee_victorious_against_FTC/
In a major victory for the science of hydrogen-boost related systems, Dennis Lee and Dutchman Enterprises were exonerated after a month of being shut down by an FTC temporary restraining order for their super-mileage claims. After a month of having their assets and website frozen by a US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) injunction, Dennis Lee and Dutchman Enterprises were exonerated Wednesday by NJ Federal Judge, Michael Shipp who ruled in favor of Lee and Dutchman, who have been selling a "Hydrogen Assist Fuel Cell" (HAFC) that they "guarantee" to improve mileage by at least 50%. Lee is free of all encumbrances. (...) This is only the second time in New Jersey's history that the FTC has lost a case. What makes this more astonishing is the extent to which they tied Lee and Dutchman's hands behind their backs, even going so far as freezing Lee's personal bank account. In the process of interviewing lawyers for his defense, Lee recounted how one after another would cower in fear, telling him there is no way he could win against the FTC -- that the FTC always gets their way, even if they're wrong. "All you had to do was say 'FTC', and lawyers were shaking in their boots."Lee, who has been in court twelve times now, but who has never had a trial by jury, remarked that finally he had experienced justice being served, not miscarried. Since at least the early 1990s, Lee has been having one run-in after another with government agencies who accuse him of some kind of fraud, yet who have never proven the same in a court of law. He views these actions as being inspired by the good ol' boy's club, in bed with big oil and the auto makers to suppress the emergence of technologies that move us toward kicking our addiction to oil. So with this case victory, he said, "It's always nice to win against the DC Mafia". More on Dennis Lee's HERE
OceanLab - Miracle [A&B Edit official video] + lyrics (in HQ) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjxMFRkWaww
Inspiring song and wonderful video showing what we stand to loose if we continue on the path to oblivion we are on right now...
First Monthly Global Meditation Held April 18, 2009 http://www.earthdancenetwork.com/profiles/blogs/first-monthly-global
Earthdance held the first MONTHLY Synchronized Global Meditation event, April 18, 2009 in San Francisco. The one hour live program on Earthdance.TV began at 11:30 pm GMT on April 18 (3:30 p.m in California) with the synchronized meditation and Prayer for Peace at 12 midnight GMT/4 pm PDT. David Nicol from the Gaiafield Center for Subtle Activism and Michael Gosney from Earthdance Network hosted the program, with special guests Joseph Giove of Common Passion and Gary Malkin of Wisdom of the World. The program focused on "subtle activism" and related topics, and the work of organizations promoting synchronized meditations and prayer events. At a few minutes before the top of the hour, David guided us into a clear state of mind in preparation for Gary's personal Prayer for Peace. Participants contributed to the live chat during the program. After the meditation/prayer the speakers reflected on the experience and quoted from live chat participants. (Visitors used the World Time Server to find the meditation time in their locations.) This inaugural event set in motion a series of monthly events that will grow into not only online events involving thousands, but also multi-location gatherings around the world! The next event will be Saturday May 16, hosted by Tribal Harmonix/Earthdance Vancouver, with a live show from the Dharma Lab in East Vancouver. The other 2009 event dates are June 27, July 18, August 15, September 26 (the annual event!), October 17, November 21 and December 19. Mark your calendar! NOTE: Check also all the wonderful upcoming events listed at http://www.earthdancenetwork.com/events/event/listUpcoming
The Rebirth Celebration, May 9-11, 2009 http://www.commonpassion.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=92&Itemid=80
In May 2009 a major emanation from the Hunab-Ku, an unfathomably large intelligence in the center of the universe according to Mayan Cosmology, will inform a magnificent birth of cosmic proportions. This epoch period, the Mid-Point of the Sixth Day of the Galactic Underworld, gives humanity an unprecedented opportunity to cooperate with the forces of evolution to fulfill individual and collective purposes, and to create a sustainable world of harmony, abundance and balance with Nature. As with any birth, there is also death death of that which is no longer supported by these new evolutionary energies. See the articles to the right in the Quick Links box for more information about this paradoxically auspicious and ominous moment, and what we can do personally and collectively to consciously participate in it. The Rebirth Celebration, May 9th through 11th 2009, will be a global collaborative of people who share compassion as a common passion. We will unite our collective wisdom and power to welcome a new cosmic birth, indicated by this key period revealed in the Mayan Calendar. In 2004, we co-created the Harmonic Concordance. In 2007 we honored and celebrated the Divine Feminine is us and the world at the Mid-Point of the Fifth Day through the Breakthrough Celebration. Last year on the Summer Solstice we invited the Sacred Union of the Divine Feminine and Masculine within us in the Gathering of One, the Global Eden event. Now we are honored to celebrate the birth of something new and unimagined in years past. We celebrate the Rebirth of the Divine Plan in creation and in us. We invite you to join the global meditation-concordance, to create your own prayer or celebration. Do it in your own way. Tell your group or community and let's get creative on welcoming this new birth. Share your ideas on the Discussion Forum.
24-Hour World Peace Celebration & Global Telecast http://cultureofpeace.org/cpi_projects_blog/24-hour-world-peace-celebration
On September 20-21, 2009, the United Nations International Day of Peace will be celebrated with a global telecast via the internet, radio and television. The UNs annual commemoration of its central purpose to end the scourge of war for future generations highlights and honors the accomplishments of peace organizations and individuals around the world. This Event will be the largest and most inclusive International Day of Peace Celebration ever produced, as initiated by the Unity Foundation in association with our leading Peacebuilding Partners: Pathways To Peace & Jane Goodall Institutes Roots and Shoots. This historic Event will utilize http://www.CultureOfPeace.org and http://www.InternationalDayOfPeace.org for 23 hours of pre-produced and live streaming video from locations throughout the world. These sites will be interactive vehicles which will empower organizations and individuals to participate in the celebration, and take action to create a more peaceful and sustainable planet through a year-round calendar of global events, tools for networking and collaboration, and links to educational resources. This internet content will be subtitled into dozens of languages and made available for download around the world. The finale will be a one-hour television special highlighting the official International Day of Peace Ceremony at the UN Headquarters in New York. CLIP
We Shall Remain http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/weshallremain/
From the award-winning PBS series AMERICAN EXPERIENCE comes WE SHALL REMAIN, a provocative multi-media project that establishes Native history as an essential part of American history. At the heart of the project is a five-part television series that shows how Native peoples valiantly resisted expulsion from their lands and fought the extinction of their culture -- from the Wampanoags of New England in the 1600s who used their alliance with the English to weaken rival tribes, to the bold new leaders of the 1970s who harnessed the momentum of the civil rights movement to forge a pan-Indian identity. WE SHALL REMAIN represents an unprecedented collaboration between Native and non-Native filmmakers and involves Native advisors and scholars at all levels of the project.
Solar Storm 2012? http://www.cropcircleconnector.com/2009/rutlands/rutlands2009.html
This latest striking design, situated on Rutlands Farm just outside the Stone Circle of Avebury village has an uncanny connection to some rather alarming news which has come to light about our own Sun. According to calculations a huge Solar Storm could hit the planet earth in only three years time. That's right 2012! Perhaps this is the message given in this new formation. Solar Storms are swarms of electrically charged subatomic particles from the Sun, which buffet the Earth causing problems for orbiting satellites, which have delicate electronics. On the ground we witness them as the Northern and Southern Lights. However a few times throughout history the Sun ejects enormous swarms, which can cause serious damage to our electrical power structure causing catastrophic harm to our modern-day global structures. Perhaps we need to not only keep an eye on the ground, but also to the heavens.
2012: POLAR SHIFT WARNING: The REAL Danger of 2012 - frightening stuff! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ahoPGzL50Q
10 minute commentary from coast to coast AM discussing the solar alignment and the possible polar shift of 2012.
UFO: The Secret NASA Transmissions --The Smoking Gun http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3611205436090721403&ei=XMvwSb_9IIP0rgLwz4H0Cw&q=The+Secret+NASA+Transmissions&hl=en
On March 11, 2000, in front of an assembled audience of UFO enthusiasts and the media, evidence was presented that would appear to indicate the existence of, not one, but two types of unknown extraterrestrial lifeforms. Labeled Phenomena One and Phenomena Two by a man who spent several years recording and logging thousands of hours of NASA space shuttle transmissions, this historic footage and the story that lay behind its discovery can now be revealed. 90 min - EBE Award Winner! Best Film International UFO Congress Film Festival.
Kazakhstan: Government to build UFO base and alien embassy (09 Apr 2009) http://www.sott.net/articles/show/181351-Kazakhstan-Government-to-build-UFO-base-and-alien-embassy
The Republic of Kazakhstan in Central Asia is in the process of building the world's first alien embassy according to some local media reports. If these reports are to be believed, the authorities have already allocated a large plot of land in the city of Almaty for this ambitious project. Facilities to be built within the complex will include a guesthouse, theatre and translation service. A purpose built UFO landing pad and checkpoint will be attached to the embassy.Kazakhstan's government believes open contact with aliens is imminent and by being the first nation to specifically create such facilities they are convinced they will reap enormous financial and economic rewards. The Kazakhstan Government also see this as a chance to demonstrate their nations forward thinking policies.Currently it is generally accepted that aliens are making use of an underwater UFO base in the Caspian Sea which Kazakhstan borders. Fuad Gasimov, the head of neighbouring Azerbaijan's national Aerospace Agency has confirmed this to be the case and has gone on record stating the old USSR constantly monitored alien spaceships regularly entering the water but kept this a military secret. Gasimov himself was involved in this secret monitoring of UFOs when a department heat at the USSR's science academy. CLIP
Cure For Honey Bee Colony Collapse? (Apr. 14, 2009) http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/04/090414084627.htm
For the first time, scientists have isolated the parasite Nosema ceranae (Microsporidia) from professional apiaries suffering from honey bee colony depopulation syndrome. They then went on to treat the infection with complete success. In a study published in the new journal from the Society for Applied Microbiology: Environmental Microbiology Reports, scientists from Spain analysed two apiaries and found evidence of honey bee colony depopulation syndrome (also known as colony collapse disorder in the USA). They found no evidence of any other cause of the disease (such as the Varroa destructor, IAPV or pesticides), other than infection with Nosema ceranae. The researchers then treated the infected surviving under-populated colonies with the antibiotic drug, flumagillin and demonstrated complete recovery of all infected colonies. The loss of honey bees could have an enormous horticultural and economic impact worldwide. CLIP
Vote again for Obama - worldwide! http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29493093/
MSNBC has a poll up about the President's job so far for the first 100 days. Republicans are flooding it with "F" votes. Please go the website below and vote .... it only takes a few seconds. We must do whatever we can to help manage the "message" to support Obama's efforts. Managing the message and perception is critical to Obama fulfilling his agenda. This is an easy way to show your support. Pass this address on and go to it to vote - it takes just a couple seconds. Recommended by Phyllis Ireland (email@example.com) who wrote: "I don't normally forward such things but I do feel we need to continue to support him."
Jet flyover in lower Manhattan sets off panic (27 Apr 2009) http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jQCKDUYswf9K9lMjX4oxtDxHVqXQD97R59J01
NEW YORK (AP) One of the president's official planes and a supersonic fighter jet zoomed past the lower Manhattan skyline in a flash just as the work day was beginning Monday. Within minutes, startled financial workers streamed out of their offices, fearing a nightmarish replay of Sept. 11.For a half-hour, the Boeing 747 and F-16 jet circled the Statue of Liberty and the lower Manhattan skyline near the World Trade Center site. Offices evacuated. Dispatchers were inundated with calls. Witnesses thought the planes were flying dangerously low.But the flyover was nothing but a photo op, apparently one of a series of flights to get pictures of the president's airliner in front of national landmarks.It was carried out by the Defense Department with little warning, infuriating New York officials and putting the White House on the defense. Even Mayor Michael Bloomberg didn't know about it, and he later called it "insensitive" to fly so near the site of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.The director of the White House military office, Louis Caldera, took the blame a few hours later. The airliner was a 747 that is called Air Force One when used by the president. CLIP
Major 9/11 Breakthrough in Japan (April 26, 2009) http://www.opednews.com/articles/Major-9-11-Breakthrough-in-by-Heinrich-Buecker-090425-34.html
(...) The very widespread support for Mr. Fujitas struggle to expose zhe official 9/11 lies could very well make the 9/11 issue become an election issue.for the first time..Japan must hold the election by October at the latest, but the ruling government has been hard pressed to find a favourable opportunity as the country battles its worst recession since World War Two.The 9/11 issue might play an important in this election. In case Fujitas party could win at the polls, things may really start to move. CLIP
World Bank: Economic crisis turning into calamity (April 27, 2009) http://tinyurl.com/c7k4bl
WASHINGTON The global financial crisis could become "a human and development calamity" for many poor countries, the World Bank said, urging donor nations to speed delivery of money they have pledged and consider giving more.Developing countries, its main constituency, face "especially serious consequences with the crisis driving more than 50 million people into extreme poverty, particularly women and children," the bank said Sunday.Bank President Robert Zoellick said some of the poorest economies are being hit by "second and third waves of the crisis." He said no one knows how long it will last or when recovery will begin."There is a widespread recognition that the world faces an unprecedented economic crisis, poor people could suffer the most and that we must continue to act in real time to prevent a human catastrophe," Zoellick said. The bank will respond by tapping its healthy balance sheet to increase lending up to $100 billion over three years and launch initiatives in social protection, public works and agriculture, he said. CLIP
Audit the Federal Reserve (HR 1207) http://www.ronpaul.com/on-the-issues/audit-the-federal-reserve-hr-1207/
Ron Pauls legislation HR 1207, The Federal Reserve Transparency Act, is gaining support. HR 1207 has 91 co-sponsors and real potential to pass BUT only if we educate and rally the people to support it and get our Congresspeople to put it to vote and pass it.HR 1207 is now in the House Committee on Financial Services. This is THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP in this legislation! If it doesnt get out of committee it will not come to a vote! There are 71 members on this committee and they are all listed below.We need to let them know that we want them to allow full house consideration of HR 1207 so it can move forward; we need them to support this. Now is the time.Call their offices, write to them, email them, etc. Let them know they need to support HR 1207. If you live in their district, let them know. Go to their office. CLIP - UPDATE as of April 27: Ron Paul's bill to Audit the Federal Reserve Bank, HR 1207 is gaining momentum. Campaign For Liberty reports that there are now 92 co-sponsors for this bill!!! "A Flood of phone calls shuts down Congressional Switchboard." YES WE CAN! The Congressional Switchboard number is: 1-877-851-6437
Let's focus particularly on the ttp://www.house.gov/financialservices/members.html">members of the House Financial Services Committee. See Co-Sponsors.
Let's let the House know that we have HAD IT with the UN-Federal Reserve and we will NOT BACK DOWN!!!
Lieberman: U.S. to accept any Israeli policy decision (22/04/2009) http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1080097.html
The Obama Administration will put forth new peace initiatives only if Israel wants it to, said Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman in his first comprehensive interview on foreign policy since taking office. "Believe me, America accepts all our decisions," Lieberman told the Russian daily Moskovskiy Komosolets. Lieberman granted his first major interview to Alexander Rosensaft, the Israel correspondent of one of the oldest Russian dailies, not to an Israeli newspaper. The role of Israel is to "bring the U.S. and Russia closer," he declared. During the interview, Lieberman said Iran is not Israel's biggest strategic threat; rather, Afghanistan and Pakistan are. This comes after years of Lieberman warning about the growing Iranian threat. Now, he has dropped Tehran to number two, with Iraq coming third. Lieberman also discussed Moscow's under-utilized role in the Middle East and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and said he aims to correct this. The newspaper emphasized Lieberman's intention to develop closer ties with Russia and to resolve international issues jointly. "Pakistan is nuclear and unstable, and Afghanistan is faced with a potential Taliban takeover, and the combination form a contiguous area of radicalism ruled in the spirit of Bin Laden," Lieberman said. CLIP
Israel planned to attack Iran on April 17: Debka (24 Apr 2009) http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=92425§ionid=351020104
Israel had planned to attack and "destroy" the bulk of the Iranian Air Force fleet during a maneuver on April 17, Israel's Debkafile claims. "Israel was planning to destroy all 140 fighter-bombers concentrated at the Mehr-Abad Air Force base for an air show over Tehran on Iran's Army Day the following day," read the Debka report. The air maneuver was cancelled due to severe and harsh weather conditions. "Due to poor visibility and the appearance of dust storms (over the city), we were forced to cancel the drill for an optimal output," said Air Force commander Brigadier General Hassan Shah-Safi. However, Debka, which has close links to the Israeli intelligence service Mossad, quoted intelligence sources as saying that the cancellation was announced after a tip-off from the Russians. "Moscow had informed the Iranians that its spy satellites and intelligence sources had picked up preparations at Israeli Air Force bases to destroy the 140 warplanes, the bulk of the Iranian air force, on the ground the night before the display, leaving its nuclear sites without aerial defense," Debka sources insisted. CLIP
Israel to divorce US for war with Iran? (27 Apr 2009) http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=92677§ionid=351020104
Israel resumes its anti-Tehran war talk in spite of stiff US opposition to the launch of go-it-alone air strikes on Iranian nuclear sites. With less than a week having past since Israeli military plans against Iran received the brush-off in Washington, Israeli Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Ya'alon said the allegedly new US policy toward Tehran would be a "waste of time" without a threat of military action. Ya'alon -- who is wanted in several countries for war crimes over his involvement in the massacre of civilians and the assassination of senior Hamas official Salah Shehade -- urged Western countries to confront Iran and refrain from making any concessions on its nuclear program. "I have no doubt that the Iranians will use any dialogue to stall for time if there will not be a clear time frame and clear benchmarks like telling them that they have two months to stop the enrichment," Ya'alon reasoned. The former Israeli military heavyweight refused to comment on Tel Aviv's military agenda for Tehran but inarticulately warned that if the Obama administration fails to put an end to Iranian enrichment activities, a unilateral strike against the country's nuclear infrastructure would be looming on the horizon. CLIP
Harman Bribed by Mossad Agent (April 23, 2009) http://www.opednews.com/populum/diarypage.php?did=12989 Congresswomen bribed by Israeli agent. Who controls Congress? Us or Israel? How did this happen? Americans need to know. Perhaps the most chilling news that came out yesterday on the mainstream media was the news about a Congresswoman being bribed by a Mossad agent. A couple of things about this are troubling. A foreign agent claims to have enough power to get her a prized position. She seems to know that the agent does have this power. Let me say that again. A foreign agent has enough power to get the Congresswoman what she wants. Wait a minute! Who is really running our government? Is a foreign country running our government? This is appalling. Israel likes to claim that they can yank our president's chain, and we have heard stories about the USS Liberty being attacked, and we have heard about Pres. Johnson refusing to help AMERICANS because the Israeli's attacked them. WHAT?? If Israel does control our government, then we need to find out why and how. We need to find out why an Israeli agent can offer such positions, and we need to bring the control of Congress back under the power of the American people.
Cheney, Rice signed off on interrogation techniques, document reveals http://www.kansascity.com/444/story/1156965.html
A newly declassified narrative of the Bush administration's advice to the CIA on harsh interrogations shows that the small group of Justice Department lawyers who wrote memos authorizing controversial interrogation techniques were operating not on their own but with direction from top administration officials, including then-Vice President Dick Cheney and national security adviser Condoleezza Rice. At the same time, the narrative suggests that then-Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and then-Secretary of State Colin Powell were largely left out of the decision-making process. (...) Cheney couldn't be reached for comment. Rice, through an aide, declined to comment. As the narrative was released, various civil liberties and liberal activist organizations said they planned to present Holder on Thursday with 250,000 petition signatures calling for the appointment of an independent prosecutor to lead a criminal investigation into alleged torture. Meanwhile, Republican Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, and independent Sen. Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut wrote to Obama urging him not to prosecute Bush officials who offered legal advice about CIA interrogations. CLIP
Report Gives New Detail on Approval of Brutal Techniques (April 22, 2009) http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/22/us/politics/22report.html
A newly declassified Congressional report released Tuesday outlined the most detailed evidence yet that the militarys use of harsh interrogation methods on terrorism suspects was approved at high levels of the Bush administration. The report focused solely on interrogations carried out by the military, not those conducted by the Central Intelligence Agency at its secret prisons overseas. It rejected claims by former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and others that Pentagon policies played no role in harsh treatment of prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq or other military facilities. The 232-page report, the product of an 18-month inquiry, was approved on Nov. 20 by the Senate Armed Services Committee, but has since been under Pentagon review for declassification. Some of the findings were made public in a Dec. 12 article in The New York Times. The Senate report documented how some of the techniques used by the military at prisons in Afghanistan and at the naval base in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, as well as in Iraq stripping detainees, placing them in stress positions or depriving them of sleep originated in a military program known as Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape, or SERE. According to the Senate investigation, a military behavioral scientist and a colleague who had witnessed SERE training proposed its use at Guantánamo in October 2002, as pressure was rising to get tougher with detainee interrogations. Officers there sought authorization, and Mr. Rumsfeld approved 15 interrogation techniques.
Breaking News: Dick Cheney Implicated in Torture Crimes http://www.impeachbush.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=5361
Tell Attorney General Eric Holder it is time to hold the criminals accountable. Click this link to send him a letter. Thanks to the hundreds of thousands of people who have helped spread the word, there is now a firestorm of grassroots support for investigation and prosecution. Today, a coalition of organizations is presenting more than 250,000 petition signatures to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder requesting that he appoint a special prosecutor to investigate and prosecute Bush-era officials responsible for torture carried out under the Bush Administration. More than 134,000 people have signed the referendum at IndictBushNow. Let's make it a million signatures -- you can help by spreading the word to your friends and family. Click this link right now to sign the IndictBushNow petition to Eric Holder. Vote in the referendum to Indict Bush!
Reagan's DOJ Prosecuted Waterboarding Case http://www.truthout.org/042709J
"George W. Bush's Justice Department said subjecting a person to the near drowning of waterboarding was not a crime and didn't even cause pain, but Ronald Reagan's Justice Department thought otherwise, prosecuting a Texas sheriff and three deputies for using the practice to get confessions."
Pentagon to Release Detainee Photos (April 25, 2009) http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/25/us/politics/24web-prison.html
The Pentagon has agreed to release dozens of previously undisclosed photographs depicting the abuse by American military personnel of captives in Iraq and Afghanistan. The pictures, showing incidents at a half-dozen prisons in addition to the notorious Abu Ghraib installation in Iraq, will be made available by May 28, the Defense Department and the American Civil Liberties Union said. These photographs provide visual proof that prisoner abuse by U.S. personnel was not aberrational but widespread, reaching far beyond the walls of Abu Ghraib, said Amrit Singh, a staff attorney with the A.C.L.U., which sued for release of the pictures under the Freedom of Information Act. There were early reports that at least some of the new pictures show detainees being intimidated by American soldiers, sometimes at gunpoint, but Ms. Singh said it is not yet clear what kinds of scenes were captured, and by whose cameras. Disclosure of the latest pictures is critical for helping the public understand the scope and scale of prisoner abuse as well as for holding senior officials accountable for authorizing or permitting such abuse, said Ms. Singh, who argued the case before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, in Manhattan. The Pentagons decision to release the pictures came after the A.C.L.U. prevailed at the Federal District Court level and before a panel of the Second Circuit.
Recession woes boom US gun sales (27 Apr 2009) http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=92676§ionid=3510203
Fears over recession's possible threats have increased gun sales across the US after President Barack Obama took office, according to gun shops. "People have a genuine fear that they're going to be regulated out of having a firearm," Dennis Rohman, manager of the Project Y2000 firing range in El Cajon, Southern California, told AFP. The sharp upsurge during the 100 days of the Obama administration is due to Americans' concerns that the recession will trigger a crime wave. Recently, US media reported some killings across the country because of the current financial crisis. In an interview with NBC two months ago, Zbigniew Brzezinski, a former national security advisor, had warned that the US could witness riots if economy continues its downward spiral. "There's going to be growing conflict between the classes and if people are unemployed and really hurting, hell, there could be even riots!" said Brzezinski. Another reason behind the sales jump is fears over President Obama's plans for introducing tough new restrictions on gun ownership. Last month, the Obama administration said it wants to reinstate former president Bill Clinton's assault-weapons ban. CLIP
Restrain the credit card industry (April 23, 2009) http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/04/22/EDK817761J.DTL
While American consumers have been struggling, credit card companies have been enjoying a field day. Not only are most of them receiving federal bailout money, but they've been jacking up interest rates (there were rate hikes on nearly 25 percent of accounts between 2007 and 2008) and switching the terms of agreements with consumers. Why the rush to gouge consumers in the depths of a recession? In July 2010, the Federal Reserve will impose new, consumer-friendly disclosure and administrative restrictions on the credit card industry. Scrambling to get ahead of the deadline, the card companies have been raising interest rates, slicing credit lines and, in too many cases, simply dumping customers with little rhyme or reason. Defaults and delinquencies have skyrocketed - and consumers are livid. "It's off the charts in terms of their ire about paying higher interest rates, particularly when their money, as they see it, is being given to the banks to prop them up," said Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Hillsborough. Speier's staff says her office has been "flooded" with calls from furious constituents. Speier is ... a co-sponsor of HR627, better known as "The Credit Cardholders' Bill of Rights." The bill - which has the support of the Obama administration - would prevent card issuers from raising interest rates without advance notice and end the practice of "double-cycle billing" so that consumers do not have to pay interest on debts they've already paid.
Barack Obama's" Stress Test" after 100 Days in Office (April 26, 2009) http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=13350
How Should We Assess the Change Administration: What The World Thinks? - How would you do on a stress test? Even as the soundness of banks is supposedly measuredwith many expected to show signs of insolvency---the whole stress idea demands a broader focus. How many of the as many as 20 million Americans out of work could pass a stress test, in flying colors? How many among the millions of families facing foreclosure? Or students defaulting on student loans? What about the reported 31 million maxed out on their credit cards, or the many million more bombarded with debt consolidation commercials on their cable TV channels at 3 AM when so many anxious people watch because anxiety keeps them from sleeping? And now, what about the real threat of a deadly swine flu pandemic? Thats something new to get stressed about. Ours has become a stressed nation as we assess the impact of the first 100 days of the Obama era. The President is coping with his own stress test. He is already at war, not only in Iraq and Afghanistan/Pakistan but also with the high expectations he himself raised. Another front in that war: an increasingly vicious and contentious right-wing media that is turning its viewers into troops for an uprising against his tyranny. CLIP
China to flex naval muscle in unprecedented show (Apr 23, 2009) http://www.spacewar.com/2006/090423022332.5cb3wbpu.html
China is set to display its maritime might in an unprecedented show Thursday as it parades its warships and nuclear submarines with 14 other nations to mark its navy's 60th anniversary. The fleet parade takes place in the eastern city of Qingdao along with 21 foreign vessels, just weeks after tensions flared up following a naval stand-off with the United States in the South China Sea. China will unveil its nuclear-powered submarines for the first time during the parade -- only the fourth to take place since 1949 and the first on such a large and international scale. "It's a show of force, of power," said Jean-Pierre Cabestan, professor of political science at Hong Kong Baptist University. "It's a public relations display with a double message -- China as an integrator, showing it is keeping with the rules of the international game, but also showing it is now in the big power arena." China's destroyers, escorts and submarines will be shown off to the public as will ships from the United States, Russia and France, in what the Asian giant says is a bid to promote understanding about its military development. CLIP
Rockefeller shutting down Internet - Bills 773 & 778 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCkCWxv3kUE
Rockefeller who gave Americans the worst education system in the world now wants the US Government to shut down your access to the Internet!Senate bills No. 773 and 778, introduced by Sen. Jay Rockefeller, who declared last month that the Government would all be better off if the internet was never invented. If the internet was never invented, the corporate media & the Council on Foreign Relations would dominate news and information and alternative media restricted to print would have a far more difficult time counter balancing government propaganda. Government and the elite behind it are sincerely worried about the fact increasing numbers of people get their news from alternative media sources on the internet and corporate media newspapers are falling like dominoes.If we fail to take swift action, we, regrettably, risk a cyber-Katrina, said fear-monger Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, who is co-sponsoring the bill. We must protect our critical infrastructure at all costs from our water to our electricity, to banking, traffic lights and electronic health records the list goes on, added Rockefeller. Rockefellers bills introduced in the Senate known as the Cybersecurity Act of 2009 would create yet another government bureaucracy, the Office of the National Cybersecurity Advisor. It would report directly to Obama. Rockefellers legislation would grant the Secretary of Commerce access to all privately owned information networks deemed to be critical to the nations infrastructure without regard to any provision of law, regulation, rule or policy restricting such access. In other words, Obama would have a Cyber Czar in the Commerce Department and the power to shut down the internet. The cybersecurity fraud now in motion will grant the Department of Commerce oversight of critical networks, such as banking records, would grant the government access to potentially incriminating information obtained without cause or warrant, a violation of the Constitutions prohibition against unlawful search and seizure, Jennifer Granick, civil liberties director at the Electronic Frontier It should be obvious what is going on here. Not if but when the next false flag attack occurs here in America, the elite will turn off the internet in order to control the flow of information. They will tell us they were forced to do this in order to deny terrorists in caves or driving around with Ron Paul bumper stickers on their cars the ability to sabotage the power grid and banks. Senate bills No. 773 and 778 are about controlling information. The bills have nothing to do with mischievous kids with laptops in Latvia. MORE about this in Cybersecurity Bill Gives Obama Dictatorial Power Over Internet
US military prepares for 'cyber command:' official (April 22, 2009) http://www.spacewar.com/reports/US_military_prepares_for_cyber_command_official_999.html
The US administration is planning to create a new military command to counter cyber attacks on the country's sensitive computer networks, a US defense official said on Wednesday. The move would be part of a planned overhaul of cyber security policies now being weighed by the White House, the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told AFP. The "cyber command" would likely fall under the US Strategic Command, which already leads efforts within the military to safeguard computer networks from hackers and cyber attacks, the official said, confirming media reports. Plans to reorganize the US government's approach to information technology security come amid a growing threat of cyber spying and attacks, including a breach reportedly of the US electricity grid and of the F-35 fighter jet program. (...) The results of a 60-day review of cyber security by the White House is due to be released soon, amid speculation President Barack Obama will name a cyber "czar" to oversee IT security.No single agency is charged with ensuring IT security and lawmakers have called for creating a powerful national cyber security advisor reporting directly to the president. (...) The Defense Department says it spent more than 100 million dollars in the past six months reparing the damage done by cyber attacks. While government networks are better protected, attacks on private computer networks also pose a potential threat as the military partially relies on commercial IT infrastructure, officials say. The role of other government agencies in future cyber security efforts remained unclear, particularly the secretive National Security Agency (NSA).A top US cyber security official in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) quit last month, complaining in a resignation letter that government efforts were flawed and dominated by the NSA.Rod Beckstrom, former director of the National Cyber Security Center, had charged that his office had been effectively sidelined by the NSA and warned of the dangers posed by putting the surveillance agency in charge of cyber security. CLIP
Pakistan's government "abdicated" to the Taliban by agreeing to Islamic law in part of the country, according to the US Secretary of State. (Apr. 23, 2009) http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20090423/twl-clinton-pakistan-poses-mortal-threat-3fd0ae9.html
Hillary Clinton added that the nuclear-armed nation posed a "mortal threat to the security and safety" of America and the rest of the world.Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari, under pressure from conservatives, signed a regulation earlier this month which imposed Sharia law in the Swat Valley. In exchange, the Taliban agreed to a "permanent ceasefire" in the region, once one of the country's main tourist destinations.Mrs Clinton said of the decision: "I think that the Pakistani government is basically abdicating to the Taliban and to the extremists." She also warned Pakistan's administration had to provide basic services to its people or it would find itself losing more ground to the Taliban. "The government of Pakistan... must begin to deliver government services, otherwise they are going to lose out to those who show up and claim that they can solve people's problems and then they will impose this harsh form of oppression on women and others," she said. CLIP
Sri Lanka army 'to stop shelling' (27 April 2009) http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8020048.stm?b
Sri Lankan troops will no longer use heavy weapons or air strikes in fighting against Tamil Tiger rebels in the north-east, the government says. The statement said the army would focus on trying to rescue civilians. Concern has been rising over civilian deaths. The rebels are boxed in to a shrinking patch of land which they share with thousands of civilians. On Sunday the government dismissed a Tamil Tiger ceasefire offer as a "joke" and said the rebels were near defeat. The government statement said combat operations in the civil war between the military and Tamil Tiger rebels were now at an end." The government of Sri Lanka has decided that combat operations have reached their conclusion. Our security forces have been instructed to end the use of heavy calibre guns, combat aircraft and aerial weapons which could cause civilian casualties," the statement said. (...) The UN says some 50,000 civilians remain trapped in a government-designated no-fire zone, but the army puts the number at 15,000. The rebels have been beaten back to a 12 sq km (5 sq m) area. The Tamil Tigers have fought for an independent homeland for Sri Lanka's Tamil minority since 1983. More than 70,000 people have been killed in the war, but that figure could now be far higher because of intensified fighting in recent weeks.
As World Warms, Water Levels Dropping In Major Rivers (Apr. 22, 2009) http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/04/090421101625.htm
Rivers in some of the world's most populous regions are losing water, according to a comprehensive study of global stream flows. The research, led by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colo., suggests that the reduced flows in many cases are associated with climate change, and could potentially threaten future supplies of food and water. CLIP
'Mega-droughts' forecast for Africa (April 19, 2009) http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=13246
Severe droughts could devastate sub-Saharan Africa following a recent decades-long drought that killed 100,000 people in Africa's Sahel region, scientists say.Sub-Saharan Africa often suffers droughts, but the group of specialists reported on Thursday that global climate change will make these dry periods more severe and more difficult for the people who live there.The prediction is contained in a study published in the journal of Science by the scientists at the University of Arizona, US."Clearly, much of West Africa is already on the edge of sustainability, and the situation could become much more dire in the future with increased global warming," said Jonathan Overpeck, a climatologist and co-author of the study. Temperatures in the Sahel region are expected to rise by five to 10 degrees this century, the scientists said, despite some curbing of the greenhouse emissions that cause climate change. CLIP
Spectacular Recovery From Coral Bleaching At Great Barrier Reef Marine Park In Australia (Apr. 22, 2009) http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/04/090423100817.htm
Marine scientists say they are astonished at the spectacular recovery of certain coral reefs in Australias Great Barrier Reef Marine Park from a devastating coral bleaching event in 2006. That year high sea temperatures caused massive and severe coral bleaching in the Keppel Islands, in the southern part of the GBR. The damaged reefs were quickly smothered by a single species of seaweed an event that can spell the total loss of the corals. However, a lucky combination of rare circumstances meant the reefs were able to achieve a spectacular recovery, with abundant corals re-established in a single year (...) Dr Diaz-Pulido explains that the rapid recovery is due to an exceptional combination of previously-underestimated ecological mechanisms. Three factors were critical. The first was exceptionally high re-growth of fragments of surviving coral tissue. The second was an unusual seasonal dieback in the seaweeds, and the third was the presence of a highly competitive coral species, which was able to outgrow the seaweed.But this also all happened in the context of a well-protected marine area and moderately good water quality, said Dr Diaz-Pulido.It is rare to see reports of reefs that bounce back from mass coral bleaching or other human impacts in less than a decade or two, he adds. CLIP
March 2009 Tenth Warmest On Record For Global Temperatures (Apr. 20, 2009) http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/04/090418090255.htm
The combined global land and ocean surface average temperature for March 2009 was the 10th warmest since records began in 1880, according to an analysis by NOAAs National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C.
Damage To Forests From Climate Change Could Cost The Planet Its Major Keeper Of Greenhouse Gases, Study Warns (Apr. 21, 2009) http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/04/090417084128.htm
The critical role of forests as massive "sinks" for absorbing greenhouse gases is "at risk of being lost entirely" to climate change-induced environmental stresses that threaten to damage and even decimate forests worldwide, according to a new report released April 17. The report will be formally presented at the next session of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) taking place 20 April-1 May 2009 at the UN Headquarters in New York City (...) Scientists hope the new assessment will inform international climate change negotiations, set to resume in December in Copenhagen, where forest-related deliberations thus far have focused mainly on carbon emissions from deforestation. The analysis shows that officials also must consider how the world's forests are likely to sufferand perhaps severelyas the earth gets warmer.While deforestation is responsible for about 20 percent of greenhouse gases, overall, forests currently absorb more carbon than they emit. The trees and soils of the world's forests are capturing and storing more than a quarter of the world's carbon emissions. The problem, scientists say, is that this critical carbon-regulating service could be lost entirely if the earth heats up 2.5 degrees Celsius (4.5 degrees Fahrenheit) or more relative to pre-industrial levels, which is expected to occur if emissions are not substantially reduced. The study notes that the higher temperaturesalong with the prolonged droughts, more intense pest invasions, and other environmental stresses that could accompany climate changewould lead to considerable forest destruction and degradation. This could create a dangerous feedback loop in which damage to forests from climate change significantly increases global carbon emissions which then exacerbate the greenhouse effect. CLIP
Worst Environmental Problem? Overpopulation, Experts Say (Apr. 20, 2009) http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/04/090418075752.htm
Overpopulation is the worlds top environmental issue, followed closely by climate change and the need to develop renewable energy resources to replace fossil fuels, according to a survey of the faculty at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF). Just in time for Earth Day (April 22) the faculty at the college, at which environmental issues are the sole focus, was asked to help prioritize the planets most pressing environmental problems. Overpopulation came out on top, with several professors pointing out its ties to other problems that rank high on the list. (...) The ESF faculty pointed to climate change as the second most-pressing issue, with the need to develop renewable energy resources to replace fossil fuels coming in third. Experimenting with the earths climate and chemistry has great risks, said Dr. Thomas E. Amidon, who invented a process for removing energy-rich sugars from wood and fermenting those sugars into ethanol. This is a driver in climate change and loss of biodiversity and is a fundamental problem underlying our need to strive for sustainability.Rounding out the top 10 issues on the ESF list are overconsumption, the need for more sustainable practices worldwide, the growing need for energy conservation, the need for humans to see themselves as part of the global ecosystem, overall carbon dioxide emissions, the need to develop ways to produce consumer products from renewable resources, and dwindling fresh water resources.
Concerns About Chemtrails Given Fresh Impetus (April 10, 2009) http://www.infowars.com/concerns-about-chemtrails-given-fresh-impetus/
The Obama administrations announcement to explore geo-engineering the environment in the name of preventing global warming has given fresh impetus to concerns about whether such programs are already underway in the guise of chemtrails. Chemtrails differ from ordinary contrails in that they hang in the sky for hours and are often observed to be emitted from planes that fly criss-cross routes, leading to the formation of X and grid-like patterns in the sky. Chemtrails also directly effect localized weather by turning a clear blue sky into a hazy overcast. Last year, a KSLA news investigation found that a substance that fell to earth from a high altitude chemtrail contained high levels of Barium (6.8 ppm) and Lead (8.2 ppm) as well as trace amounts of other chemicals including arsenic, chromium, cadmium, selenium and silver. Of these, all but one are metals, some are toxic while several are rarely or never found in nature. The newscast focuses on Barium, which its research shows is a hallmark of chemtrails. KSLA found Barium levels in its samples at 6.8 ppm or more than six times the toxic level set by the EPA.KSLA also asked Mark Ryan, Director of the Poison Control Center, about the effects of Barium on the human body. Ryan commented that short term exposure can lead to anything from stomach to chest pains and that long term exposure causes blood pressure problems. The Poison Control Center further reported that long-term exposure, as with any harmful substance, would contribute to weakening the immune system, which many speculate is the purpose of such man-made chemical trails.Indeed, barium oxide has cropped up repeatedly as a contaminant from suspected geoengineering experimentation.KSLA also put aerosolized-chemical testing in its historical context, citing a voluminous number of unclassified tests exposed in 1977 Senate hearings. The tests included experimenting with biochemical compounds on the public. KSLA reports that 239 populated areas were contaminated with biological agents between 1949 and 1969. CLIP
Processed Meats Declared Too Dangerous for Human Consumption (Dec 7, 2007)!!! http://www.totalhealthbreakthroughs.com/2007/12/processed-meats-declared-too-dangerous-for-human-consumption/
The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has just completed a detailed review of more than 7,000 clinical studies covering links between diet and cancer. Its conclusion is rocking the health world with startling bluntness: Processed meats are too dangerous for human consumption. Consumers should stop buying and eating all processed meat products for the rest of their lives. Processed meats include bacon, sausage, hot dogs, sandwich meat, packaged ham, pepperoni, salami and virtually all red meat used in frozen prepared meals. They are usually manufactured with a carcinogenic ingredient known as sodium nitrite. This is used as a color fixer by meat companies to turn packaged meats a bright red color so they look fresh. Unfortunately, sodium nitrite also results in the formation of cancer-causing nitrosamines in the human body. And this leads to a sharp increase in cancer risk for those who eat them. CLIP
Why Processed Meats Are Dangerous to Your Health (October 03, 2005) http://www.organicconsumers.org/foodsafety/processed100705.cfm
The real reason why processed meats are so dangerous to your health Have you ever wondered why the consumption of processed meats is so strongly linked to cancers of the colon, breast, prostate and pancreas? The evidence continues to mount, as demonstrated by a recent study showing a 67% increase in pancreatic cancer for people consuming moderate amounts of processed meat on a frequent basis. (...) The first problem is found in the fats of these processed meats. The problem isn't the fat molecules themselves, but rather the toxic chemicals, heavy metals and environmental pollutants that are found inside those fat molecules.You see, fat tissues -- whether in a cow or a human -- tend to concentrate whatever pollutants are found in the mainstay diet of the animal. A cow eats literally tons of grass in its lifetime, and in doing so, it collects and concentrates low-level pollutants found in its diet. For non-organic beef, it's quite common to find trace amounts of heavy metals (mercury, cadmium), pesticides, and even PCBs. That's because, for non-organic beef, feed practices are rather horrifying. You'd be shocked to learn what's perfectly legal to feed to cows intended for human consumption. (...) The second (and more important) reason processed meats are so strongly correlated with cancer is, I believe, the continued use of a cancer-promoting additive called sodium nitrite. CLIP
How to give yourself cancer in five easy steps (November 04, 2004) http://www.naturalnews.com/002079.html
Following with our ever-popular series on "How to Get Disease," this article discusses how to give yourself a raging case of cancer. It could be breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer or even something like leukemia. By following the instructions in this article, you can give yourself almost any form of cancer desirable and if you pursue these strategies to their fullest potential, you could end up with several different forms of cancer all at once. So, let's get started and learn how to give yourself cancer.If you're aiming for a raging case of cancer, the first thing you've got to do is start consuming food ingredients that actually promote cancer. One of the most powerful cancer-promoting food ingredients of all is called sodium nitrate. This is an ingredient that is added to virtually all packaged meat products including hot dogs, pepperoni, ham, lunchmeat and other similar products. You'll also find it in bacon, sausages and most breakfast meats. It's listed right on the ingredients labels of all of these foods. In order to find sodium nitrate, all you have to do is walk around the grocery store, read the ingredients labels of various packaged meat products and purchase those products that contain it. Then, consume them on a frequent basis and before long, you will greatly increase your odds of being diagnosed with cancer. There are other ingredients that are suspected of causing cancer. These include hydrogenated oils, aspartame, saccharin and artificial colors, to name a few. A diet that is very high in refined carbohydrates has also been clinically shown to increase your odds of being diagnosed with cancer, so be sure to get plenty of these foods in your pro-cancer diet. CLIP
UN says eat less meat to curb global warming (7 September 2008) http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2008/sep/07/food.foodanddrink
Climate expert urges radical shift in diet - People should have one meat-free day a week if they want to make a personal and effective sacrifice that would help tackle climate change, the world's leading authority on global warming has told The Observer (...) The UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation has estimated that meat production accounts for nearly a fifth of global greenhouse gas emissions. These are generated during the production of animal feeds, for example, while ruminants, particularly cows, emit methane, which is 23 times more effective as a global warming agent than carbon dioxide. The agency has also warned that meat consumption is set to double by the middle of the century. 'In terms of immediacy of action and the feasibility of bringing about reductions in a short period of time, it clearly is the most attractive opportunity,' said Pachauri. 'Give up meat for one day [a week] initially, and decrease it from there,' said the Indian economist, who is a vegetarian. CLIP Much more through this LINK
Study Shows Silver Nanoparticles Attach to HIV-1 virus (October 14th, 2005) http://www.physorg.com/news7264.html
In the first-ever study of metal nanoparticles' interaction with HIV-1, silver nanoparticles of sizes 1-10nm attached to HIV-1 and prevented the virus from bonding to host cells. (...) Scientists tested, in vitro, each of three silver nanoparticle-preparations in HIV-1 cells. Yacaman and his colleagues incubated the samples at 37 C. After three hours and 24 hours, respectively, 0% of the cells were living. CLIP
We Must Seize the Energy Opportunity or Slip Further Behind
A Primer on Global Competition in Green Technology Investments
By Ben Furnas | April 20, 2009
Chinas leaders are investing $12.6 million every hour to green their economy. Other countries are equally energetic in their embrace of alternative energy technologies; they are setting targets and investing billions of dollars to spur the development of entirely new markets in wind, solar, geothermal, biofuels, energy efficiency, high-speed rail, and other clean and innovative solutions to global warming.
The United States, too, is poised to transform its economy to create millions of new jobs and help create a cleaner, safer planet by investing in a green, renewable-energy based economy. The Obama administration wants to unleash the ingenuity of our private sector to rein in pollution and put millions of Americans back to work. Yet China is spending twice as much as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act spends to lay the foundations for a green energy economy, despite the U.S. economy being 1.5 times as large as Chinas. And across Europe and Asia, other governments have diversified their energy portfolios and encouraged entrepreneurs to start and expand clean and renewable energy companies.
As venture capitalist John Doerr recently pointed out in his testimony before the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works, If you list todays top 30 companies in solar, wind and advanced batteries, American companies hold only 6 spots. That fact should worry us all.
Indeed, when it comes to preparing our country to compete in the new energy economy of the future and create millions of new jobs, we lag behind most of our competitors in the rest of the world in a four key ways.
- We have no national energy portfolio standard that encourages clean, renewable power and shifts away from dirty and dangerous energy.
- We have an outdated electrical grid unsuited for the task of carrying energy from regions rich in wind, solar, and geothermal potential to the people who need the energy.
- We dont make dirty energy companies pay for the pollution they pump into the air; in fact, we give them billions every year in tax breaks.
- And we dont invest enough in research, development, and deployment to inspire our entrepreneurs and leverage their discoveries by helping bring their bold new technologies to market.
As Doerr explained in his testimony, What is at stake is whether America will be the worldwide winner in the next great global industry, green technologies.
This analysis explores the current international terrain on which the United States is competing and asks three questions:
- Why is America losing the green stimulus competition?
- Why are we trailing Europe and Australia in renewable energy?
- Why are we clinging to the dirty, dangerous, job-killing energies of the past?
Why is America losing the green stimulus competition to China?
A February analysis by HSBC Global Research in Hong Kong projects that nearly 40 percent of Chinas proposed $586 billion stimulus plan$221 billion over two yearsis going toward public investment in renewable energy, low-carbon vehicles, high-speed rail, an advanced electric grid, efficiency improvements, and other water-treatment and pollution controls. This stimulus is on top of historic levels of government spending and private investment in renewable technology, energy efficiency, and low-carbon growth all across China. The upshot: China, according to a recent analysis, is the largest alternative energy producer in the world in terms of installed generating capacity.
This massive stimulus plan will spend over 3 percent of Chinas 2008 gross domestic product annually in 2009 and 2010 on green investmentsmore than six times Americas green stimulus spending as a percentage of our respective economies. This is about $12.6 million every hour over the next two years. In the United States, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act invests $112 billion in comparable green priorities over the next two years, about half as much as China, according to HSBC. This represents less than half of one percent of our 2008 gross domestic product.
China, however, has adjusted its stimulus spending slightly since the HSBC analysis was conducted. The countrys leaders trimmed spending on water treatment and environmental cleanup, but maintained huge investments in upgrading Chinas existing power infrastructure, and more than doubled investment in technical upgrading and research and development. These numbers may change again in the future, but they nonetheless are emblematic of Chinas focus on using this economic crisis to position itself to be the world leader in efficiency, green transportation, and clean and renewable energy. As Zhang Lijun, a Chinese vice-environment minister told reporters in March, It's an opportunity to restructure, and we must use this opportunity well.
Chinas renewable energy industries are already huge and expanding rapidly. China is a leading manufacturer of photovoltaic (solar) cells, second only to Japan, and is set to be the worlds leading manufacturer of wind turbines by the end of 2009.
Unlike Chinas government economic planners, who have laid out these priorities in a five-year plan, the United States should address these challenges in our uniquely American way, by harnessing and channeling the vitality of our entrepreneurs.
This would mean investing in a new 21st-century energy grid, just like President Eisenhower built the interstate highway system, in order to leverage the energy innovations of the private sector and help bring them to market. It would mean smartly investing in research and development, like President Kennedy did with the space program, to spur new innovations and discoveries to inspire entrepreneurs. And it would mean reining in dangerous pollutants by charging dirty energy companies for filling the atmosphere with global warming gasses, just like the first President Bush did when he made polluting companies pay for acid rain.
President Barack Obama has proposed additional public investment in renewable energy research of $15 billion annually, paid for by charging dirty energy corporations for their pollution. While this would amount to just one tenth of one percent of Americas 2008 GDP, it would be a good start. With this money, the United States would finally join China and dozens of other nations across the world in providing public investment for renewable energy, including Japan, Germany, Canada, France, South Korea, Denmark, and Spain.
Why cling to the dangerous, dirty, job-killing energies of the past?
The failed energy policies of the past decade represent an enormous job-creating potential gone to waste. A report by the Center for American Progress in conjunction with the Political Economy Research Institute shows that investments in the renewable energy industry create four times as many jobs as investments in the oil industry.
The imperative for renewable sources of energy, energy efficiency, and green transportation and power infrastructure is clear. And yet, we continue to neglect these priorities while plowing tens of billions of dollars of subsidies into polluting and wildly profitable oil and gas companies that create far fewer jobs and exacerbate global warming.
President Obamas energy plan would eliminate $30 billion in giveaways to oil and gas companies and make polluting energy companies pay for their global warming pollution in order to invest in renewable energy infrastructure and cut taxes for 95 percent of working American families. This is the way to go.
There is no reason why the United States shouldnt lead the world in renewable energy. Start-up companies across our country should be developing the solar panels of the future for deployment in the Southwest and on rooftops with good exposure to the sun nationwide. Wind turbines should be sprouting across our Great Plains and our coastlines. Thermal energy captured beneath our mountains and beneath our homes should be part of our alternative energy mix. And as a nation we should be developing and deploying the battery technologies needed to power the hybrid cars built in auto factories in the Midwest and elsewherealongside a smart electric grid capable of helping all Americans save on energy costs and combat global warming.
The rest of the world is seizing this opportunity. If we seize it with them, then together we can save the planet and develop China, the European Union, and the rest of the world as our customers.
21 Ways Faith Groups Are Combating Global Warming (April 22, 2009) AMAZING!!! http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2009/04/faith_earth_day.html
Religious communities across the country are celebrating Earth Day every day this year by taking long-term, sustainable steps to help reduce global warming. Faith communities are greening their houses of worship and advocating for policies and lifestyles that protect the planet and its most vulnerable inhabitants, joining scientists, policymakers and environmental advocates as good stewards of Gods creation. Here are 21 things these communities are doing to combat global warming. CLIP
Seven Questions About Green Jobs http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2009/04/green_jobs_questions.html
Why the Most Productive Jobs of the Future Will Be Green Jobs 1. What is a green job? 2. Are green jobs low-paying jobs? 3. Do gains in green jobs cause net job losses? 4. Do green jobs drive up energy bills? 5. Are green jobs just government-subsidized jobs? 6. Do green jobs mean picking technology winners? 7. Will green jobs interfere with our trade policy? CLIP
Its Easy Being Green: Earth Day Gets a Boost from Online Networks (April 22, 2009) http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2009/04/ebg042209.html
Senator Gaylord Nelson (D-WI), Earth Day founder, planned the day 39 years ago to show that there was broad and deep support for the environmental movement. An estimated 20 million Americans participated in the first Earth Day. Today, with the power of online organizing, the event has expanded dramatically to involve many more in diverse celebrations around the world. Advocacy organizations, foundations, and nonprofits now use online tools to mobilize communities, institutions, businesses, and individuals everywhere to participate in efforts to honor and celebrate Planet Earth. The Environmental Protection Agency has been actively engaged in promoting and supporting Earth Day for years. It offers widgets and podcasts on its website, and promotes social media gatherings such as its month-long photo and video projects that encourage participants to share images that uphold the agencys mission to protect the environment.The National Aeronautics and Space Administration also has a dedicated Earth Day website that features interactive media, downloadable brochures and handbooks, posters, video, and photography that animate and celebrate its tagline: Earth Day is every day at NASA. For its part, the online Earth Day Network boasts 17,000 members in 174 countries and notes on its website that more than 1 billion people participate in Earth Day activities, making it the largest secular civic event in the world. The network also sponsors Earth Day campaigns, such as The Green Generation, which will culminate in a 40th anniversary celebration for next years Earth Day and seems to renew Americans commitment to a healthier environment.. Many Earth Day events took place over the weekend, but you can participate today in events coordinated by Earth Day Network and Green Apple Festival around the country. Or connect from work with networks such as Earth Share, which coordinates local, national, and international environmental charities to make it easier for individuals to donate to environmental and conservation causes. Sen. Nelson passed away in 2005, but he was surely able to see even then the ways that the Internet has spread his idea and increased Earth Days ability to unite people around the worldnot only on Earth Day itself, but throughout the year. Read more articles from the "It's Easy Being Green" series.
Help create a A Billion Acts of Green http://forms.earthday.net/initiative_form.html
Welcome to the Earth Day Network personal actions registration tool. Enter your personal action here, be it recycling, planting a tree, changing out your lightbulbs, or any action you have personally taken to better the earth. You will be one of a billion people worldwide we hope to activate for Earth Day. We will count you as a member of The Green Generation, a movement toward sustainability that includes everyone.
Obama launches push for green revolution (April 22, 2009) http://www.energy-daily.com/reports/Obama_launches_push_for_green_revolution_999.html
President Barack Obama Wednesday launched his push for a green energy revolution and to pass historic climate change legislation, making his pitch from a wind energy factory on Earth Day.Obama argued in Iowa, the state that set him on the road to the White House, that bloated US energy consumption was inflicting an unacceptable cost on the economy and the climate as his top environmental officials lobbied Congress."The American people are ready to be part of a mission," Obama said at a closed-down appliance factory that was converted into a facility that makes huge towers for wind energy turbines, with the creation so far of 91 jobs. Obama boasted his administration had already made more progress than in the previous 30 years of US energy policy, but warned the quest for alternative fuels would not be without bumps on the road or be cost free."On this Earth Day, it is time for us to lay a new foundation for economic growth by beginning a new era of energy exploration in America," he said.The president bemoaned the fact that America had less than five percent of the world's population but accounted for a quarter of its demand for oil, often extracted from unstable regions. "We cannot afford that approach anymore -- not when the cost for our economy, for our country, and for our planet is so high." "The choice we face is not between saving our environment and saving our economy -- the choice we face is between prosperity and decline."Obama aides said the speech, and the testimony on Capitol Hill of top administration officials responsible for environment and energy issues, marked the launch of a concerted political push to pass historic energy legislation. They hope that Obama's Democratic allies in Congress will clear the energy bill before the end of the year, including a market-based cap and trade plan designed to help slash greenhouse emissions by 80 percent by 2050. CLIP
G8 looks to greener White House to lead on global warming (April 23, 2009) http://www.energy-daily.com/reports/G8_looks_to_greener_White_House_to_lead_on_global_warming_999.html
The environment ministers of rich and emerging nations were looking Wednesday to Washington for new leadership at talks in Sicily on combatting global warming."We are all encouraged by the new position of the United States," Italian host Stefania Prestigiacamo said as the three-day meeting kicked off. "It is an important signal on the issues of the environment and technology."The start of the talks coincided with Earth Day, an occasion US President Barack Obama used to launch a push for historic climate change legislation in the United States."The American people are ready to be part of a mission," Obama said in a speech in the Midwestern state of Iowa. The United States is jockeying with China for the dubious distinction of the world's number one carbon polluter.Green and humanitarian groups at the Sicily talks were also hopeful over the new US administration's green overtures after Obama's predecessor George W. Bush rejected the Kyoto Treaty on reducing greenhouse gas emissions." The involvement of the United States gives some new opportunities for agreement," said Kim Carstensen, director of Worldwide Fund for Nature's Global Climate Initiative. "The United States is willing to engage," he told AFP. Carstensen warned however: "It's not a done deal that a progressive American stance will just be accepted. There will be a lot of political fighting inside the United States."The three-day meeting at Syracuse's medieval Castello Maniace brings together countries responsible for more than 40 percent of the world's carbon gas emissions.The administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency, Lisa Jackson, was expected in Syracuse on Thursday on her first international trip in the job. Last week, in a landmark turnaround that could impact US climate change regulation, Jackson's EPA deemed carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases a health risk. The move marks a significant shift on climate change from the Bush administration, which failed to heed EPA warnings on the possibly devastating consequences of inaction. The British charity Oxfam said Wednesday that if the G8 failed to take the lead in the fight against global warming it would endanger hundreds of millions of people worldwide. "We have reached a crossroads, and rich countries get to choose the route we all take," said Antonio Hill, a senior policy advisor for Oxfam. CLIP
Nearly three decades after Congress passed the Clean Water Act, water contamination is still linked to rising rates of cancer and autism. Polluters continue to pour toxins such as industrial-scale agricultural waste, dioxins, and new poisons from our modern lifestyle into our estuaries, destroying ecosystems, decimating fish stocks, and impairing livelihoods. Some of these compounds are too new to be illegal or have a persistent and lasting effect on the environment. So who are these polluters? You, me, and every other American.
A new Frontline PBS documentary "Poisoned Waters" examines our polluting ways. The documentary describes how the chemicals in products we buy contribute to the toxicity of our water, and how we all have a responsibility to make environmentally sound purchase decisions. The documentary, hosted by veteran correspondent Hendrick Smith, details the environmental damages to the Puget Sound and the Chesapeake Bay, and how the damage affects Americans health.
We must all take responsibility for our buying habits, which directly contribute to the pollution of these valuable watersheds. Personal products such as face creams, deodorants, prescription medicines, and household cleaners work their way down into sewers, storm drains, and eventually enter our watersheds and drinking water.
Washington Governor Chris Gregorie says in the film that 150,000 pounds of untreated toxins get "flushed" into Puget Sound every day. We thought all the way along that [Puget Sound] was like a toilet: What you put in, you flush out. We [now] know thats not true. Its like a bathtub: What you put in stays there, she says.
"Poisoned Waters" warns that Puget Sound and the Chesapeake Bay are the canaries in the coal mine, foreshadowing the similar destruction of waterways across the world. Pollutants from industry and agriculture are running into water sources unchecked and causing irreparable harm to local wild life. Fish kills, dead zones, and animal mutations are threatening the viability of our marine ecosystems. Whats more, the effect water has on animals is an indicator of its long-term effect on humans, and its not looking good. Frogs have been found with six legs, fish with intersex organs, and other aquatic life have displayed other strange mutations.
These problems arent limited to Puget Sound and the Chesapeake; they are occurring on a global scale. Over 70 percent of our planet is covered with water, but only about 1 percent of that is drinkable fresh water. Decades-long droughts in Australia and Africa threaten to render unlivable previously populated areas of our planet. Water wars are predicted to escalate across the world in the next few years. We can no longer afford to allow the fresh water we do have to remain contaminated and dangerous to consume.
Our consumption habits are one place where we can all make a difference and help improve the health of the worlds waterways. Consumers can easily substitute less chemically potent substances for daily grooming and cleaning. A growing organic movement has made available a variety of such selections. Worldwide population growth and consumer spending have increased exponentially in the last few decades, and the amount of money spent at the household level has increased by a factor of four since 1960. We must be conscious about what we buy, where our waste goes, and how we protect our watersheds and estuaries.
The Bill From Bushs Broken Energy System (April 21, 2009) http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2009/04/bushs_broken_energy_system.html
Former President George W. Bushs energy policies, which todays conservatives would continue, plowed billions of dollars of subsidies into dirty energy while neglecting clean energy reform. What effect did this have on American families? Spiraling gasoline and electricity prices, a nation more dependent on oil and coal, and more pollution than ever before.Bush oversaw a lackluster economic expansion even before the Bush recession of December 2007. Over this period, the typical annual American household expenditure on electricity rose more than $170, and the typical annual American expenditure on gasoline rose more than $960 (in 2007 dollars). Note that the gasoline price increases listed here do not include the unprecedented $147 per barrel of oil and $4.11 gasoline prices that occurred in the summer of 2008. America needs to invest in a diverse clean energy economy now instead of doubling down on dirty energy. The recession and the low prices of gasoline and electricity provide an opportunity to ensure the next period of economic growth is not like the last one. CLIP
WRONG PRIORITIES! WRONG EXAMPLE!! WRONG WAY TO GO!!! TIME TO DITCH THE MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX AND THE SATANIC CABAL IT ENRICHES!...
In todays world the US is the #1 arms dealer/purveyor
Overview (from the Campaign against US Terror Weapons website)
The US military budget is greater than that of all other nations in the world combined and we supply vast quantities of advanced lethal weaponry to nations far and wide, that are often used against civilian populations. The US supplies more arms worldwide than the next two largest dealing nations combined. Tiny Israel is the 6th largest supplier of arms worldwide. Though the Media portrays the United States as the beneficent democratic overseer of peace and prosperity it takes very little investigation to recognize that this is not just a lie, but a means to cover over what that US role actually is.
The US refused to sign the international treaty banning landmines which kill children and adults all over the world both during conflicts and long after they have ended. The US has been one of the major distributors and stockpilers of landmines. Current US stockpiles of the most commonly used type of landmines are valued at $5 billion dollars (see page 107 of LandminesA Deadly Legacy by The Arms Project of Human Rights Watch).
The United States has refused to extend the anti-ballistic missile (ABM) treaty, intentionally expanding nuclear warfare to outer space and trying to create first strike annihilation capability against Russia or any other potential adversary by siting ABM batteries in Eastern Europe and elsewhere.
The United States is a leader in the production of other outlawed weapons: cluster bombs, phosphorous bombs and projectiles, the new DIME bomb.
The United States stands in violation of international laws and treaties pertaining to torture and terror and the targeting of civilian populations. The system of CIA rendition has often violated the national sovereignty of other nationsas well as international law.
The US is the only economically advanced nation on earth that retains the Death Penalty, while incarcerating 2.3 million people (equal to all other nations combined though we have less than 5% of the worlds population) and executing dozens each year.
These facts describe a nation and empire built upon terror, intimidation, threat, and military domination.
By and large Israel has followed the lead of the US in each of these criminal activities and in some cases has been the leader and teacher of the US military. While Israel has no death penalty for its citizens, it assassinates political opponents with impunity, by the hundreds, and often imprisons Palestinians without charges or legitimate trials. Israel has tortured many of its prisoners. Almost half of all Palestinian males have been held for years in Israels prisons. Most of the thousands of children Israel has detained have been tortured either physically or mentally to turn them into collaborators with the Israeli army after they are released, causing an epidemic of mental illness among Palestinian children.
Because of US supplied weaponry and ordinance, Israel has the 4th most powerful military force in the world and has used outlawed weapons described on this and other website on civilian populations in Lebanon and Palestine. In one well known instancethe 2006 Israeli bombing of LebanonIsrael showered southern Lebanon with cluster bombs after the official ceasefire had taken effect making many areas all but uninhabitable without endangering the lives of children and other civilians.
Israel has hundreds of nuclear weapons, yet refuses to be part of the international regime attempting to control and eliminate nuclear weaponry, evidence of its status as a rogue nation. Israel has never officially declared it possess nuclear weapons but is believed to possess 120 to 300 nuclear weapons and enough estimated weapons-grade plutonium to produce 100 nuclear weapons. Israel also has three Dolphin class submarines and is reportedly developing submarine-launched cruise missile (SLCM) capability.
Israel has an arsenal of advanced long range nuclear missiles, yet instead of offering to trade disarmament for agreements with others to disarm, Israel threatens repeatedly to use its full might against any other nation in the region that tries to attain similar weapons and backed up the threat by bombing Iraq in 1981, Syria in 2008 and directly threatening to attack Iran.
Israel attacked Gaza with advanced weapons aimed at causing massive misery and sufferingas well as deathand targeted children and other unarmed civilians. Israeli snipers shot small children carrying white flags trying to flee bombed out neighborhoods and attacked locations the Israelis knew were set up as refuges from the bombing. The bombing of schools, mosques, apartments, the UN compound and supply center, the American School, and social infrastructure buildings were intended both as acts of terror and to destroy the viability of daily life. Israel again targeted and killed medical personnel and journalists, acts which have been going on for some years.
Israels behavior depends upon US weapons, collaboration, support, and propaganda cover.
Israel and the US have both consistently trained the personnel of dictatorships (such as Guatemala and El Salvador in the 80s) and of each others military and police in the use of torture and terror. The US role in torture did not start with George W Bush but harkens back decades to the well documented US collaboration in the Latin American dirty wars and the continuation of the teaching of techniques of torture and assassination at the School of the Americas at Ft. Benning, GA (now called the Western Hemispheric Institute for Security Cooperation). Israel collaborated with the apartheid regime of South Africa in the joint development of nuclear weapons and helped South Africa evade the international boycott of South African products.
Israel can not claim that it is a democracy in light of its past, present and future intentions to ethnically cleanse the Palestinian people from their homeland. Certainly, apartheid South Africa, like the US Confederacy, had no intrinsic right to exist in a form that was based upon racial and national oppression. No nation, including Israel can claim the right to destroy a people it has subjugated. The actuality of the Holocaust cannot be used to justify Israels ethnic cleansing model of State power.
Campaign against US Terror Weapons http://www.notanotherdime.net/
Not Another Dime aims to expose and resist US complicity as part author and part collaborator in Israels use of terror. Our main objective is to network practically and build a broader and deeper US movement against US and Israeli militarism, and ethnic cleansing. Check their Research Notes on the DIME Bomb: "Comment: given the purported accuracy and low blast diameter of these weapons there can be little doubt that the Israelis used them to target civilians. We need only consider the high death and injury count among civilians and young children. We have also heard witness reports of Israeli snipers shooting small children as young as 8 running from the war zones. Even if the use of the DIME weapons is not declared a war crime per se , how they were used surely was among the worst of State terrorist war crimes and the US is implicated. Also the amount of rubble seen in photos suggests the possibility that Israel used US bunker busters on apartment houses and other civilian buildingsnot just against tunnels to Egypt." and download their flyer : "In September, 2008 the US Congress approved the sale of 1000 Boeing GBU-39 DIME bombs to Israel. The Pentagon said the sale was vital to Israels self-defense. In 2006, according to Boeing, the first 4.2 billion dollar production contract for 24 thousand DIMEs was authorized, probably protecting many American Boeing jobs. At what price? The DIME bomb was designed to produce a higher kill ratio than other conventional bombs. It is smaller (5.9 feet), lighter weight (285 pounds), and lower cost. Many more bombs can be loaded onto any aircraft. Instead of shrapnel it disperses small particles of tungsten metal at such a rapid velocity that it cuts and shreds everything in its path, including bone." - Picture caption: "These Palestinian childrens bodies were destroyed by an efficient terror weapon proudly produced in St. Louis, Missouri by the Boeing Corporation. Notice one girls arm amputated at the shoulder; the other two suffered the dismembering of both legs."
Barak: Gaza probe shows IDF among world's most moral armies (22/04/2009)
The Most Outrageous Israeli IDF Lie Ever! http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1080244.html
The Israel Defense Forces announced on Wednesday that an internal investigation has determined that no civilians were purposefully harmed by IDF troops during Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip. Following the release of the investigation results, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said that the army's willingness to probe itself "once again proves that the IDF is one of the most moral armies in the world."The IDF is not afraid to investigate itself and in that, proves that its operations are ethical," said Barak. The defense minister added that he has "complete faith in the IDF, from the chief of staff to the last of the combat soldiers." The inquiries were performed by five IDF colonels who were not involved in the fighting in Cast Lead, and examined reports of attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure, medical personnel and facilities, United Nations facilities, and also the use of white phosphorous.The investigation, which was supervised by IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi, did find cases of civilians killed by mistaken fire on the part of IDF troops, but said the incidents were isolated. (...) MK Ahmed Tibi (United Arab List) on Wednesday criticized the findings of the probe, saying "there's no reason to acknowledge the IDF inquiry, which comes from a murderous, secretive, and moaning army known for being murderous and for complaints and cover-ups."Tibi said "if these hundreds of civilians were killed knowingly, that is a war crime, and under Israeli law, it is considered even more severe."Tibi added that he is "not surprised that the IDF has refused to cooperate with UN probes of mass killings in Gaza."Head of the Hadash party Mohammed Barakeh also blasted the report, saying those who performed the inquiry are obscuring the truth about "war crimes that Israel committed in Gaza. There is a price for committing war crimes, and also for mistakes that cause war crimes."Barakeh also criticized the source of the inquiry, saying "military officials are not commissions of inquiry, there are a part of the system that perpetrated these crimes, and is carrying out a cover-up."Barakeh added that eventually those responsible for the "war crimes" will be brought to trial "from those at the top of the pyramid, all the way down to rank-and-file soldiers." An Israeli human rights group, B'Tselem, called the military's investigation flawed. and said it "does not answer the need for an independent inquiry outside the army that would look at the whole range of violations the army is incapable of looking at." CLIP - It's like asking a serial killer to find out if he has done anything wrong. The response is easily predictable...
Obama, Democrats move to block torture investigation
by Tom Eley -- Global Research, April 27, 2009
In the face of mounting opposition from the Republican Party and the national security apparatus, President Obama and leading Democrats have indicated they will block any independent commission to investigate the widespread torture of prisoners under the Bush administration in the war on terror.
In meetings with top Congressional Democrats on Wednesday and Thursday, Obama told lawmakers that he would oppose any investigation, including one carried out by an independent commission. This marked yet another shift by Obama, who on Tuesday had indicated that he might accept the creation of a blue ribbon panel along the lines of the 9/11 Commission that investigatedand whitewashedthe events leading up to the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C. in 2001.
According to press reports, Obama told Congressional Democrats that any sort of investigation of the torture, which was carried out on the orders of top officials and in blatant violation of domestic and international law, would use up too much time and would likely expand into other areas of Bush administration criminality.
The Congressional Democrats agreed with Obama, announcing that they will await the results of a closed-door investigation being carried out by the Senate Intelligence Committee, which would not be known until the end of the year at the earliest, according to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. The Democrats hope that by stalling for time, the issue will simply go away.
Even if the Senate committee eventually completes its investigation, it is actually unclear how much of the panels findings will ever be made public, the New York Times points out. Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, who chairs the committee, has indicated that much of the information will remain classified.
On Thursday Reid said he thought it unwise to have any sort of investigation until we find out what the facts are. And I dont know a better way of getting the facts than through the Intelligence Committee.
This is deceit. The facts are plain enough: the Bush White House approved, organized, and oversaw in minute detail widespread and systematic torture. A serious investigation would likely turn up further evidence, some of it horrific, proving these facts.
Elements within the Democratic Party have expressed disagreement with Reids and Obamas plan of doing nothing, fearing the resulting damage to the Obama administration should it serve, in essence, as an accomplice to torture after the fact. The partys liberal wing, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Patrick Leahy, favor the formation of a 9/11-style commission.
Speaking on Thursday, Pelosi said that she would prefer a truth commission. But she indicated that this would be predicated on granting legal immunity to those who would testify. In other words, there is a general agreement across the political spectrum that there can be no real punishment for those who ordered and carried out torture.
The Washington Post in a lead editorial Friday also argued for the necessity of such a commission. While warning against cycles of revenge and criminal investigation and suggesting that the military and the CIA would be unable to focus on defending the country in the face of potential legal action, the paper nonetheless concludes that such an investigation is inevitable and necessary. A presidential commission, the Post argues, is required to earn more respect here and abroad for an eventual granting of amnesty to all those involved in ordering and executing the torture program.
Obama, however, continues to avoid offering a serious rationale for why torture should not be investigated, preferring to offer up banalities about the need to move on, look forward, and avoid retribution.
The near universal agreement within the political establishment on clemency for the criminals of the Bush administrationincluding not only CIA torturers but President Bush, Vice President Cheney, Condoleezza Rice and other members of the Bush cabinetreveals the rank hypocrisy of the justice system in the US.
The US has the highest rate of incarceration in the world well over 7 million people are caught up in its prison system. This is a country that regularly imprisons juveniles, and it is the only major western state that retains the barbaric death penalty. Bush himself showed no clemency when he served as governor of Texas, sending 131 people to their deaths. None of them were spared on the principle of avoiding retribution or because of the need to look forward.
The Republicans and figures representing the military-intelligence complex have been clearly emboldened by Obamas waffling and retreat. In their bitter opposition to even a whitewash commissionwhich would take as its primary task to absolve all guilty partiesthere is an element of madness. Like its Wall Street doppelganger in the finance industry, the military-intelligence apparatus will brook no challenge to its power, even of the symbolic variety.
Indeed, Obamas efforts to quell the crisis and move on have so far failed. In his initial decision to make public the Bush torture memos, Obama hoped that by pairing their release with a pledge that there would be no legal consequences for those who ordered and carried out torture, he could quell divisions within his administration and placate the national security agencies and the military.
The administration clearly underestimated the fallout that would result. In the face of popular revulsion over crimes committed in the war on terror, on the one hand, and bitter recriminations from the Republicans and figures in or close to the CIA and the Pentagon on the other, Obama has increasingly bowed to the latter.
But in spite of Obamas efforts, it is evident that the torture will not fade away. On Thursday, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced that the US Defense Department will release by May 28 a substantial number of photographs depicting US military personnel torturing prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The ACLU filed a Freedom of Information Act request in 2003 for the photos to be made public. In September of 2008, the US Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit ruled that the photos must be released. In March, 2009, it rebuffed the Bush administrations requestfiled before the election of Obamathat it rehear the case.
According to the ACLU, the photos will demonstrate that torture took place in Iraq and Afghanistan at a number of military prisons and detention sites.
These photographs provide visual proof that prisoner abuse by US personnel was not aberrational but widespread, reaching far beyond the walls of Abu Ghraib, a staff attorney for the ACLU said. Their disclosure is critical for helping the public understand the scope and scale of prisoner abuse as well as for holding senior officials accountable for authorizing or permitting such abuse.
The disclosure of these photographs serves as a further reminder that abuse of prisoners in US-administered detention centers was systemic, added Jameel Jaffer, the director of the ACLUs National Security Project.
There are three reasons why the Democrats wish to bury the torture crisis and move on.
First, there is clearly a general understanding within the Obama administration and the Democratic congressional leadership that they govern largely at the pleasure of the national security apparatus. The Republicans have used the torture crisis to openly appeal to elements in this state-within-a-state. This explains the abject cowardice of the Democrats, who control the presidency and Congress, before the Republicansa wildly unpopular party.
Second, the Obama administration and the Democratic Congressional leadership are themselves complicit in torture. A number of Obama administration officials, including the defense secretary, Robert Gates, are holdovers from the Bush administration. The CIA and the top military leadership have been changed only at the margins.
The right-wing is not shy about pointing out the Democrats complicity. Responding to Pelosis call for a truth commission, Republican House Minority Leader John Boehner pointed out, mockingly, that theres nothing here that should surprise her.
Boehner was referring to the fact that Pelosi, as a member of the so-called gang of four top Congressional intelligence leaders, was repeatedly briefed about, and very likely approved, methods of torture, including waterboarding. Pelosi incredulously claims that, while she knew of the methods, she did not believe they were being put into practice.
This complicity extended to most of the political and media establishment, which looked the other way, Paul Krugman notes in his New York Times column Friday, There are those, he writes, who would rather not revisit those years because they dont want to be reminded of their own sins of omission. ... [S]ome of the people who should have spoken out against what was happening, but didnt, now declare that we should forget the whole era for the sake of the country, of course.
Third, the torture crisis makes clear that Obama is not interested in completely repudiating torture or any of the other police state measures adopted in the Bush years. When these criminal methods were introduced in the wake of 9/11, they were widely welcomed by the media, with the Democrats always providing the necessary political cover.
Now in power, the Democrats have no intention of dissolving the panoply of anti-democratic measures enacted by the Bush administration in the war on terror. Indeed, the Obama Justice Department has gone into court repeatedly in an attempt to quash legal challenges to torture, extraordinary rendition and illegal domestic spying.
The Democrats refusal to investigate the torture carried out under Bush shows that there is no significant constituency for either democracy or the rule of law within the ruling elite.
Iraq al-Qaeda leader US general said 'never existed' is 'captured' in Baghdad
By Lori Price - 24 April 2009
Imagine my (lack of) surprise when -- on the bloodiest day in Iraq in over a year -- US media reported a big capture of another (deceased or previously arrested) key al-Qaeda leader!
Moreover, the mythical leader of an organization that's itself a myth (al-Qaeda, or 'the database'), Abu Omar al-Baghdadi was allegedly captured in 2007. Hence, this new arrest would be his *second* bout with captivity.
I notice that these CNN-worthy arrests typically take place on a bad -- or should I say, torturous day for US public relations. You know, a 'bad' day can be defined as a day when the world learned that the US Vice President and National Security Advisor signed off on torture techniques. We simultaneously learned that said Security Advisor lied before a Senate hearing on what she knew and when she authorized it -- 'it' being torture.
No worries. It's just perjury about reasons to go to war and war crimes. I mean, It's not as if Condoleezza Rice lied under oath about a blow job, like Bill Clinton did. We only spend $70 million to investigate -- replete with special prosecutors -- if it's 'prurient' perjury.
Suffocation, simulated drowning, stress positions, beatings, Geneva Convention violations -- all signify it's time to look forward, not backward. You see, it would be 'political' to investigate whether waterboarding is torture -- consensual oral sex is not 'political,' just ask Senator Joe Lieberman (R-Israel). In 1998, Lieberman condemned Democrat Bill Clinton for his affair but now he's terrified that Bush officials might be condemned for torture.
We can't even get the PentaPost to stop referring to torture as 'harsh interrogation techniques' and calling people who rot for six years, held without charge or trial, prisoners instead of 'detainees.'
So many captured, re-captured (or dead, re-dead) al-CIAduhs -- so little time. Like I said in March, when a dead Taleban chief was implicated in the Lahore terror attack:
All I know is, I want to come back to life as a Taleban or al-CIAduh commander. Such men are truly immortal.
Connect the dots...
Document: Cheney, Rice signed off on torture techniques 22 Apr 2009 A newly declassified narrative of the Bush regime's advice to the CIA on harsh interrogations shows that the small group of Justice Department lawyers who wrote memos authorizing torture were operating not on their own but with direction from top administration officials, including then-Vice President [sic] Dick Cheney and National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice... Meanwhile, Sens. John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Joseph Lieberman (R-Israel) wrote to Obama urging him not to prosecute Bush officials who offered legal advice about CIA interrogations.
Report: Torture tactics used to seek Iraq-al Qaida link 21 Apr 2009 The Bush regime applied relentless pressure on interrogators to use harsh methods torture on prisoners in part to find evidence of cooperation between al Qaida and the late Iraqi president Saddam Hussein's government, according to a former senior U.S. intelligence official and a former Army psychiatrist. Such information would've provided a foundation for one of former President [sic] George W. Bush's main arguments for invading Iraq in 2003. In fact, no evidence has ever been found of operational ties between Osama bin Laden's terrorist network and Hussein's government.
Iraq says Qaeda boss captured as dozens killed 24 Apr 2009 The Iraqi military announced the capture on Thursday of the man they say is the head of Al Qaeda [al-CIAduh] in Iraq, as at least 73 people were killed in two bloody suicide bombings. "Abu Omar Al-Baghdadi was arrested today in Baghdad," Baghdad security spokesman Major General Qasim Atta said. "It was Iraqi forces who arrested him based on an intelligence tip-off from someone."
Iraq Al-Qaeda boss Abu Omar al-Baghdadi 'is captured' 23 Apr 2009 Iraqi forces said today that they had arrested one of the most wanted al-Qaeda leaders in Iraq, even as his suicide bombers killed more than 70 people in attacks in and around Baghdad. Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, a leader of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq, was held in the capital after a tip-off, said Major General Qasim Atta, Baghdad's security spokesman.
U.S.: Top al-Qaeda in Iraq leader captured 18 Jul 2007 The U.S. command announced on Wednesday the arrest of an al-Qaeda leader it said served as the link between the organization's command in Iraq and Osama bin Laden's inner circle, enabling it to wield considerable influence over the Iraqi group. The announcement was made as the White House steps up efforts to link the war in Iraq to the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, with a growing number of Americans opposing the Iraq conflict. Some independent analysts question the extent of al-Qaeda's role in Iraq... In an effort to give al-Qaeda an Iraqi face, Bergner said al-Mashhadani and al-Masri established a front organization known as the Islamic State of Iraq, which the general described as "a virtual organization in cyberspace." In Web postings, the Islamic State of Iraq has identified its leader as Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, a name indicating Iraqi origin, with the Egyptian al-Masri as minister of war. There are no known photos of al-Baghdadi. Bergner said al-Mashhadani had told interrogators that al-Baghdadi is a "fictional role" created by al-Masri and that an actor with an Iraqi accent is used for audio recordings of speeches posted on the Web.
Senior Iraqi Qaeda-linked militant arrested: TV (Reuters) 09 Mar 2007 A senior leader of an al Qaeda-linked group has been arrested in Iraq, state television Iraqiya said on Friday. Iraqiya did not say whether U.S. or Iraqi troops had arrested Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, leader of the self-styled Islamic State in Iraq, a body set up by al Qaeda's Iraq wing and other Sunni militant groups in October.
Are you at risk from man-made electromagnetic fields?
6 April 2009
Electricity has been one of the greatest discoveries of mankind and made life easier for immeasurable numbers of people who have light in the dark and power to run machines, but the way in which its carried and distributed, over power lines, is still causing a furor among those who believe the transmission creates health risks from electromagnetic fields. Belgian Liberal Member of the European Parliament Frederique Ries said she was so concerned that she wants precautionary measures before the full weight of scientific knowledge weighs in.
Ries said, The adoption of this report will not close the debate. Many people are worried and scientists have not drawn an overall conclusion on whether the waves are dangerous or not. It is a pity that the two big groups in parliament have rejected my proposal to introduce stricter limits, but hopefully member states will continue voluntarily to introduce stricter regulations than are required by the EU. She said among the concerns should be the use of mobile phones as well, which dont use power lines but emit magnetic impulses.
In the last two years, the number of mobile phones in Europe has exceeded the number of people and phone network coverage is almost everywhere - something that we have now come to expect. Add to this Wi-Fi networks, phone masts, power lines, GPS receivers there is an enormous amount of electromagnetic waves. Electromagnetic fields include electricallycharged objects and the EU has recommended limits of 41.25 volts/metre for GSM technology and reducing radiation by using hands-free, keeping calls short, switching off phones when not in use. Ries said the full health risks are as yet unknown but what is known is that human beings are now almost constantly exposed to what she called, a cocktail of electromagnetic fields.
The World Health Organization has already said that given the novelty of mobile telephony it will not know the public health consequences until 2015. Put grimly, this is when people could start dying of cancer, she said. The Ries report called for action now based on the precautionary principle used in other forms of public policy and recommended the following steps: -An EU limit of three volts per metre. Nine countries already have this limit -Antennas and phone masts should be set a specific distance from schools and hospitals -Maps of exposure to high-voltage power lines, radio frequencies and microwaves should be publicly available online At present there are no EU-wide laws governing the safety of mobile telephony, just a recommendation.
The parliament is not putting in place stricter limits for electromagnetic waves, but is urging the European Commission to review the scientific basis for limits. The parliament also called on industries to implement new technologies to limit the level of exposure. Although it is technically feasible, the limits on exposure to electromagnetic fields have not been adjusted since 1999 and Ries was not happy about it. When technologies change, which is the case with high powered wireless devices, the limits on exposure should also be changed.
CBS Censors Cold Fusion Video - Was Fourth Most Popular
The highly revealing 12-minute video clip from 60 Minutes on the fascinating resurgence of cold fusion I mentioned in a message yesterday has now been removed by CBS. I highly suspect media censorship at work here. A supporter emailed to tell me that the embedded video from an article I had posted on this at examiner.com was not working. Checking back on my original links to the video revealed that a weak clip of less than two-minutes had replaced the engaging, longer original.
After some careful research, I discovered that the 12-minute video had moved up to the fourth most popular on the entire CBS website. Following the link on the CBS video page in the "Most Viewed Videos" section at the bottom, I found that though there were 70 comments posted under the video, it no longer functioned. I suspect someone didn't want us to see that video. What other reason would there be to censor this powerful clip? For more on this, see the informative article I posted here.
Please take advantage of the power of the Internet to spread the word, so that we can break through this kind of censorship. I encourage everyone to send CBS a short message using this link to ask why the amazing 60 Minutes video was removed and tell them you want it back. And please let me know if you are successful. Together, we can make a difference. Thanks for caring.
Hmmm of course no surprise there. The Cabal don't want that to be widely known. It was a small miracle that 60 minutes could get that on the air in the first place. But now it has gone viral on the Web I'm sure pressure were applied to pull the plug on this CBS video clip All that is left is a 30 sec preview at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MQJvmYFOhs And then someone claimed to have posted in entirely under 60 Minutes - Cold Fusion at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJ2sCfjDcMY
but it's another unrelated 60 minutes report that runs. Hopefully someone else had the good idea of downloading a copy and it will reappear somewhere...
There should be a massive protest campaign to pressure CBS in putting it back - at least the controversy and ruckus raised around this might bring that back in the media and thus bring more attention to this than if they had not taken it off...
John Stewart at the Daily show should be approached to invite on his show the scientist featured in the 60 minutes report and shame CBS about their turncoat decision. He has he balls to do this...
While the internet has dramatically changed lives around the world, its full impact will only be realised when far more people and information go online, its founders said on Wednesday.
"The web as I envisaged it, we have not seen it yet. The future is still so much bigger than the past," said Tim Berners-Lee, one of the inventors of the World Wide Web, at a seminar on its future.
Just 23 per cent of the globe's population currently uses the internet, according to the United Nation's International Telecommunications Union, with use much higher in developed nations.
By contrast, just five per cent of Africans surf the web, it said in a report issued in March.
But that level is expected to rise, especially in developing nations, as mobile internet access takes off, making it no longer necessary to use a computer to surf the web, said internet co-founder Vinton Cerf.
"We will have more internet, larger numbers of users, more mobile access, more speed, more things online and more appliances we can control over the internet," the Google vice president and chief internet evangelist said.
Robert Cailliau, who designed the web with Berners-Lee in 1989, said having more data on the internet, and more people with the ability to access it, will spur the development of new technology and solutions to global problems.
"When we have all data online it will be great for humanity. It is a prerequisite to solving many problems that humankind faces," the Belgian software scientist said.
The internet has already led to the development of businesses that could not have existed without it, boosted literacy and learning and brought people closer together through cheaper modes of communication, the internet pioneers said.
"We never, ever in the history of mankind have had access to so much information so quickly and so easily," said Cerf.
With the help of other scientists at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), Berners-Lee and Cailliau set up the web in 1989 to allow thousands of scientists around the world to share information and data.
The WWW technology - which simplifies the process of searching for information on the internet - was first made more widely available from 1991.
The number of websites has since ballooned from just 500 as recently as 1994 to over 80 million currently, with growing numbers of sites consisting of user-generated content like blogs.
Even its founders are surprised by its popularity.
"What we did not imagine was a web of people, but a web of documents," said Dale Dougherty, the founder of GNN, the Global Network Navigator, the first web portal and the first site on the internet to be supported by advertising.
For his part, Cailliau said he was impressed that search engines can still sort through the myriad of material that is now online.
"To me the biggest surprise is that Google still functions despite the explosion in the number of sites," said Cailliau.
Radiation Exposure of Americans Rises 600 Percent in 29 Years Thanks to Medical Imaging Scans
By David Gutierrez - April 24, 2009
(NaturalNews) The growing popularity of medical diagnostic scans has contributed to the sevenfold increase in average yearly radiation dosage experienced by U.S. residents since 1980, according to a report published by the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurement (NCRP).
While the NCRP report looked at radiation exposure from all sources, it found that the greatest increase in exposure came from medical sources, such as CT scans. These scans accounted for a full 49 percent of medical radiation exposure and 24 percent of total radiation exposure for the U.S. population.
"Radiation exposure from these scans is not inconsequential and can lead to later cancers," said Len Lichtenfeld of the American Cancer Society. "This doesn't mean people shouldn't get CT scans, but it does mean we need to be very careful in how we use these technologies in the future."
CT scans comprise approximately 17 percent of all medical procedures, but their popularity has been growing in recent years, with 72 million performed in 2006.
"It's almost routine to the point where my colleague in an emergency room tells me when a patient comes in complaining of something, instead of doing the standard physical to diagnose them they immediately send them for a CT scan," Lichtenfeld said.
Among the reasons cited for this practice are physicians wanting to order every possible test to protect themselves from litigation; patients demanding specific tests from their doctors; the lack of standardized guidelines for use of the scans; and a financial motive for doctors who perform the scans in-house.
Between 1998 and 2005, the number of CT scans ordered by doctors with a financial stake in the tests grew at three times the rate of the number ordered by doctors without a financial interest.
Two Good Reasons to Reconsider Scans, such as CT and MRI http://www.naturalnews.com/025002.html
(...) A decade ago, the average imaging cost for each patient every year was $229, while the more recent figure was $443. That's also almost a twofold jump. All in all, diagnostic imaging is a lucrative sector, bringing in tens of billions of dollars every year.Indeed, according to consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton, medical imaging is the most expensive health care technology and plays a huge role in rising health care costs in the US, behind only prescription drugs. Not only that, it is a ballooning sector, too, growing at three times the rate of other services in health care. CLIP
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