(OpEdNews) – “Unlimited spending! Schedule all the programs you can.” That was the management directive announced at the regional business meeting I attended when I first became a pharmaceutical rep. When I heard the announcement I felt like I was on an Enron train that was roaring down the tracks, and the company expected everyone to be on board. The company was giving its sales force unlimited funds to hire physicians as paid speakers, sometimes to influence other physicians to prescribe the company’s drugs, at other times to simply financially reward physicians who wrote high volumes of prescriptions every month for the company’s drugs.
Former Merck regional sales manager, Gene Carbona, told the New York Times that the only thing the company considered when selecting physicians to provide presentations was “the volume or potential volume of prescribing that the doctor could do.” This is true of all pharmaceutical companies. According to The Wall Street Journal (August 31, 2009), Eli Lilly alone paid physicians $22 million dollars in just the first quarter of 2009.
The higher a physician is on the influential ladder, the greater the financial rewards to be reaped. Pharmaceutical companies pay influential leaders who can sway public opinion and influence research. And the area of medicine receiving the greatest amount of pharmaceutical money is psychiatry. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is the most drug industry financially supported medical association. In July 2008, Senator Charles Grassley’s demands that the APA provide an accounting of its finances revealed that in 2006 the pharmaceutical industry accounted for about 30 percent of the APA’s financing; more than $20 million dollars. Read More Here
(CCHRINT) – 20 million children are taking psychiatric drugs, and parents, legislators and the general public are not being given the documented risks from international drug regulatory agencies and medical journals. CCHR has created a one of a kind psychiatric drug database containing all international warnings and studies on psychiatric drugs in an easy to search online database. People can search for drugs like Ritalin, Adderall, Prozac, Zoloft, Seroquel (any brand name drug) or by drug class such as antidepressant, antipsychotic or stimulant. They can also search all adverse reactions to psychiatric drugs that have been reported to the U.S. FDA between 2004-2008. Continue reading →
(SchiffReport) – Video: Dollar, Fed, GDP, Japan, Bailouts – View Video Here
(InflationUS) – Video: Food Storage Basics, Preparing for Hyperinflation
(WSJ) – Mortgage Rates Fall Again; 30-Year Fixed At 4.54% – Freddie – Read More Here
(AP) – AP survey: A bleaker outlook for economy into 2011 – Read More Here
(TaxProf) – Geithner’s GDP Whopper
FactCheck.org, Geithner’s GDP Whopper:
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner made a false claim about the size of government spending being proposed by the Obama administration. Read More Here
(Bloomberg) – IMF Says U.S. Financial System May Need $76 Billion in Capital – Read More Here
(McClatchy) – Homes keep falling into foreclosure as programs fail to help – Read More Here
(LANow) – Cool summer: L.A. sets more low-temperature records
The unusually cool summer continued in Southern California, where several new record-low temperatures were recorded on Wednesday. Read More Here
(CNews) – Key indicators show global warming ‘undeniable’
Melting glaciers, more humid air and eight other key indicators show that global warming is undeniable, scientists said Wednesday, citing a new comprehensive review of the last decade of climate data. Read More Here
Video: Bob Chapman’s Friday Report – Our Fed Participates In The Destruction of America – Alex Jones Tv
The miscreants in Congress have just passed their version of so-called financial reform, which they euphemistically call financial regulation legislation, which when signed by our peerless leader, will set up the Federal Reserve as a totalitarian monstrosity with absolute control over our financial system as a reward for the Fed’s intentional destruction of our economy. Continue reading →
When we consider the rogue’s gallery of devilish, over-sized, greedy and disproportionately powerful corporations, we generally come up with outfits like Microsoft, Bechtel, AIG, Halliburton, Goldman-Sachs, Exxon-Mobil and the United States Senate. Yet somehow, Monsanto, arguably (WalletPop) – The most devilish, over-sized, greedy and disproportionately powerful corporation in the world has been able to more or less skulk between the raindrops — only a household name in households where documentaries like Food Inc. are regarded as light Friday evening entertainment. My house, for example. But for the most part, if you were to ask an average American for their list of sinister corporations, Monsanto probably wouldn’t make the cut.
See Also:(NaturalNews) – Monsanto: The world’s poster child for corporate manipulation and deceit
At a biotech industry conference in January 1999, a representative from Arthur Anderson, LLP explained how they had helped Monsanto design their strategic plan. First, his team asked Monsanto executives what their ideal future looked like in 15 to 20 years. The executives described a world with 100 percent of all commercial seeds genetically modified and patented. Anderson consultants then worked backwards from that goal, and developed the strategy and tactics to achieve it. They presented Monsanto with the steps and procedures needed to obtain a place of industry dominance in a world in which natural seeds were virtually extinct. Read More Here
Also: (GardenState) – Cannabinoids Kill Cancer and Our Government Has Known for 36 Years – Read More Here
Also: (NYTimes) – What Do You Lack? Probably Vitamin D – Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – Israel Threatens Lebanon – The Existential Threat Facing Lebanon Today – Read More Here
(RussiaToday) – Saakashvili prepares for war with Russia
Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili has called on military top brass to build “total defense” and accused Russia of planning to “overthrow Georgian democracy.” Read More Here
(MSNBC) – WikiLeaks founder vows more leaks
The WikiLeaks website has received additional “very significant” material about U.S. military abuses from anonymous whistleblowers since the publication of its leaked Afghan war logs and plans to post the new documents within weeks, the group’s founder said Friday. Read More Here
(VeteransToday) – “Every War Must End”
The words of military strategist Fred Ikle. But, tomorrow, August 1, 2010, the new International Ban on Cluster Munitions is lacking three crucial signatures: Those from the United States, Israel, and Russia. These three countries, well entrenched in war as we speak, and no doubt continuing to proliferate the use of cluster munitions as they engage their enemies at various levels, do not apparently show an interest in this legacy of war. When the war is over, the fighting does not stop. Nor does the suffering of those who participated – many of us are veterans and we know this to be fact. Many of us are civilians and know this to be fact. But what about the unexploded ordinance? This remnant of war continues to kill – kill and maim the innocents. Read More Here
(IntelHub) – War it appears is imminent? Current drug shortages are telling the picture
Are we going to War?
It seems this may be true from the drug shortages which are listed on the FDA’s website. I see this as “the smoking gun”, that only stockpiling for war could explain the combination of shortages seen on their website. Read More Here
(AllGov) – Army Suicides Reach One a Day; Epidemic Spreads to National Guard and Reserves
Thirty-two soldiers, including 11 in the Guard and Reserve, killed themselves last month, a rate of suicide not seen since the Vietnam War. Seven of the suicides took place I Iraq or Afghanistan. Read More Here
(VOANews) – US-China Tensions Flare Over South China Sea Dispute
China lays claim to maritime territories in the sea along with Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam. While most of the territory consists of small islands, boulders, and strips of sand, some of them are believed to be rich in oil and gas. Read More Here
(OpinionMaker) – Formation Of Al Qaida: US-Israel Collaboration
WMR has pored through the CIA files and a complicated picture emerges of America’s and Israel’s top intelligence agencies, in cahoots with Saudi Arabia, establishing financial links and carve out intelligence programs to provide manpower and financial support to Bin Laden and his allies in Afghanistan. Read More Here
(Rense) – Damage Control – Downplaying WikiLeaks Revelations – Stephen Lendman
When truths are too disturbing to conceal, downplay them, change the subject, and blame others, not responsible Washington officials and key allies, culpable politicians and media misinformation masters suppressing and misreporting the facts, their well-oiled spin machine counterattacking WikiLeaks – revelations too sensitive to explain, a potential game-changer otherwise, so pundits and reporters duck them. Read More Here
(AntiWar) – Poll: Six in 10 Pakistanis View US as the Enemy
A new poll from the Pew Research Center shows a massive opposition among Pakistani voters to US foreign policy in the region, with some six in 10 identifying the United States as “the enemy” compared to only one in 10 identifying them as a partner. Read More Here
(Guardian) – Video: Endgame in Afghanistan: ‘It’s taken a year to move 20km’
As the war in Afghanistan enters its final chapter, Sean Smith’s brutal, uncompromising film from the Helmand frontline shows the horrific chaos of a stalemate that is taking its toll in blood. Warning: contains distressing scenes and strong language Video Link Here
(CBSNews) – Video: Pakistan’s U.N. Ambassador: Afghan War Unwinnable
“In my personal opinion, the way the war is being fought, it doesn’t seem winnable,” Haroon said. Video Link Here
(CSMonitor) – Top three theories on what damaged Japanese oil tanker near Iran
“What we know is that some collision happened,” Capt. Mousa Mourad, a general manager at the United Arab Emirates port of Fujairah, where the M. Star is now moored, told a news conference. “We don’t know what it was. It is possible that it could be a submarine collision, or that it could be a sea mine.” Read More Here
(VOANews) – Australia to Impose Nuclear Sanctions on Iran – Read More Here
(Xinhuanet) – Iran rules out terrorist attack on Japanese tanker in Persian Gulf: official
“Probably the earthquake has caused such an incident,” Ataollah Sadr was quoted as saying. Read More Here
(AP) – Japan’s Mitsui maintains oil tanker was likely attacked
A Japanese shipping company maintained Thursday that one of its oil tankers was likely attacked in the Strait of Hormuz a day earlier, dismissing reports it might have been hit by a freak wave. Read More Here
(VAnalysis) – The Latest Provocation of Colombia against Venezuela
On Thursday, July 22, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez decided to put the border with Colombia on maximum military alert, after Colombian president Alvaro Uribe made accusations that Venezuela was harbouring FARC guerrillas and demanded an “international commission of enquiry”.
President Chávez also announced that Venezuela was breaking off diplomatic links with Colombia and gave Colombian diplomats 72 hours to leave the country. Read More Here
(July 25) – (BBC) – Venezuela head threatens US oil cut over Colombia row
The threat comes amid an escalating dispute over allegations that Venezuela is harbouring Colombian rebels.
Mr Chavez broke diplomatic ties with Colombia last week and put his army on high alert. Read More Here
(ColombiaReports) – US and Cuba pick sides in Colombia-Venezuela conflict – Read More Here
(July 24) – (IntelTrends) – Chavez: U.S. and Colombia plan to attack Venezuela – Read More Here
(July 17) – (ForPressFound) – VENEZUELA: DUTCH VIOLATION AIRSPACE + US MEDIA EVIDENCE – Read More Here
(Aug 30, 09) – (Chomsky.Info) – Militarizing Latin America – Noam Chomsky – Read More Here
(July 24) – (ForPressFound) – BREAKING NEWS: COLOMBIA + US AND ALLIES WANT NEW COUP IN VENEZUELA – Read More Here
(July 24) – (ChavezCode) – Chavez: US and Colombia plan to attack Venezuela
“The preparation phase in the international community, with the help of Colombia, is in plain execution”, manifested the text, referring to last Thursday’s session in the Organization of American States (OAS), during which the Colombia government accused Venezuela of harboring “terrorists” and “terrorist training camps” and gave the Chavez government a “30-day ultimatum” to allow for international intervention. Read More Here
(Rense) – Investigating The Freedom Flotilla Attack – Stephen Lendman – Read More Here
(Wired) – Video: U.S. Ducks As Cluster Bomb Ban Takes Effect
Every war must end, instructed the U.S. strategist Fred Ikle. But leftover unexploded ordnance can be a war’s legacy, particularly when small and unstable munitions lay around areas where civilians rebuild their lives after the fighting stops. That’s why a new international ban on cluster munitions will take effect on Saturday. The U.S., however, isn’t part of the accord. Continue reading →
(BPOilSlick) – Fox News are liars, thieves and BP shills (my opinion) – Read More Here
(TexeMarrs) – BP Oil Disaster Brings Fabulous Riches to Rothschild, Israel, and China
Their outrageous scheme has worked to perfection, and their bank accounts already show forth the astonishing success of their little sub-oceanic endeavor. Read More Here
(HuffingtonPost)- Scientists Find Evidence That Oil And Dispersant Mix Is Making Its Way Into The Foodchain
Scientists have found signs of an oil-and-dispersant mix under the shells of tiny blue crab larvae in the Gulf of Mexico, the first clear indication that the unprecedented use of dispersants in the BP oil spill has broken up the oil into toxic droplets so tiny that they can easily enter the foodchain. Read More Here
(Guardian) – Oil industry safety record blown open
National Wildlife Federation says catalogue of oil industry accidents proves BP disaster in Gulf of Mexico is not a one-off Read More Here
(ABCNews) – BP Oil Disaster: ‘Spillionaires’ Cleaning Up On the Gulf Oil Spill
Like Exxon Valdez disaster, BP’s calamity in the Gulf of Mexico Has Meant Business Opportunities Read More Here
(WPost) – Video: Spilling Over
Venice, La., is facing extinction. The small fishing community, located just 50 miles away from the Deepwater Horizon disaster, is in jeopardy, as the BP oil spill has put the livelihood of the residents in danger. The people of Venice are now left with a difficult choice. Do they stay and risk their health for the sake of their history and culture? Or do they give up their jobs, their community and their heritage in an effort to flee the lasting effects of the oil spill? Read More Here
(AP) – BP Talks of Cleanup ‘Scaleback’
BP’s new boss says it’s time for a “scaleback” in cleaning up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and federal officials say there is no way the crude could reach the East Coast. Continue reading →
Alex talks with economist Paul Craig Roberts about his article, The Year America Dissolved. Roberts served as an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration and is a former editor and columnist for the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and Scripps Howard News Service. His articles appear widely across the alternative media. Dr. Roberts’ latest book is How the Economy Was Lost: The War of the Worlds. Continue reading →
(GlobalResearch) – At an international symposium held in Ghent, Belgium May 28-30, 2010, scientists asserted that “manipulation of climate through modification of Cirrus clouds is neither a hoax nor a conspiracy theory.” It is “fully operational” with a solid sixty-year history. Though “hostile” environmental modification was banned by UN Convention in 1978, its “friendly” use today is being hailed as the new savior to climate change and to water and food shortages. The military-industrial complex stands poised to capitalize on controlling the world’s weather.
“In recent years there has been a decline in the support for weather modification research, and a tendency to move directly into operational projects.” ~World Meteorological Organization, 2007 – Read More Here
See Also:(PressDemo) – Schwarzenegger to Address Elite at Bohemian Grove – Read More Here
(SteveWatson) – California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is to make a keynote address this evening before the Annual Bohemian Club secret gathering – a lifetime achievement for a man who has long been groomed for power by the globalist elite.
Schwarzenegger will speak in front of hundreds of movers and shakers at the 2,700-acre wooded encampment along the Russian River in Monte Rio. Continue reading →
(Infowars) – In this 3-part video interview with Tony DeMeo, Sheriff of Nye County, Nevada, he explains that he is a Constitutional Sheriff and that authority for public office holders is derived from the people. He tells the story about how he used the Constitution as his foundation in the saga of Nye County rancher Wayne Hage’s disputes over encroachments by the federal government. While Wayne Hage’s case centered around property rights in federally managed lands, Sheriff Tony DeMeo’s example is relevant for everyone to understand the power of local government, the importance of following the Constitution and upholding the Tenth Amendment (states’ rights and sovereignty). Continue reading →
(KurtNimmo) – Glenn Beck, the Fox News talking heads, and no shortage of Tea Party activists like to characterize Barry Obama as a Marxist. In an article gaining a lot of traction across the blogosphere, Wayne Allyn Root, who considers himself a Libertarian Republican, says Obama is purposely overwhelming the U.S. economy to create systemic failure in order to turn the U.S. into a socialist/Marxist state. Continue reading →
(Gigaom) – WikiLeaks, the crusading anti-secrecy organization that just published 90,000 pages of secret government documents about the war in Afghanistan, has gotten a lot of attention for its campaign to become the world’s repository of whistle-blowing and embargo-busting information, and leader Julian Assange has become the star of the political talk show circuit. But the most interesting thing about WikiLeaks and the release of the secret Afghan documents isn’t the details of the U.S. campaign — it’s what the incident says about the evolution of a truly distributed and dis-aggregated new media ecosystem. Continue reading →
It is just a technical matter, the Obama administration says: We just need to make a slight change in a law to make clear that we have the right to see the names of anyone’s e-mail correspondents and their Web browsing history without the messy complication of asking a judge for permission.
It is far more than a technical change. The administration’s request, reported Thursday in The Washington Post, is an unnecessary and disappointing step backward toward more intrusive surveillance from a president who promised something very different during the 2008 campaign. Continue reading →
It is 2017. There are no more fusion centers. There are no more “top secret” clearances. There are no more wars. And there is no need for them.
There was never any need for them. But a lot of people had mistakenly believed so, until a few years ago, when high-level government whistleblowers disclosed top secret documents through the journalist organization WikiLeaks that revealed how a criminal cabal in charge of the United States government misled the whole world about the September 11 terrorist attacks. Continue reading →
(NewsWithViews) – I ask questions with period marks to shorten conversations. I avoid eye contact with strangers in fear (maybe it’s anxiety) that I might learn too much about them. I secretly think that Metallica would be making better music if they went back to bludgeoning themselves with party drugs and alcohol, instead of “therapy.” I’m trying to master the Law of Un-attraction to shield myself from a “real job,” small homes and junky cars. And, I’m constantly giving my children advice, only to give it to myself.
Psychiatry, can your drugs help me?
Perhaps these questions are what motivated me to pursue a career as a drug design chemist, winning multiple awards for my work. Nothing gets me more excited than drugs and how they affect the body (except my wife’s abs). I’ve studied their molecular anatomy, risked life and limb to mix and match explosive chemicals in a round bottom flask, and even sold my soul to Big Pharma in exchange for a lab bench and chemical hood.
During this time, I’ve made some surprising discoveries about psychiatric meds, which include antidepressants, antipsychotics, stimulants, and anti-anxiety drugs. Understanding what I’ve learned will protect you from the flood of side effects that are now being discovered at breakneck speeds, courtesy of the myriad of patients taking them in the name of mental health. Read entire article
See Also: (Reuters) – Lawsuit: Antimicrobial Soaps Damage Reproductive Organs
The National Resources Defense Council alleges that two common ingredients, triclosan and triclocarban, can damage reproductive organs, sperm quality and the production of thyroid and sex hormones. Read More Here
(Infowars) – As we have seen, the elite are going all the way with their eugenics-based programs. From genetically modified crops, finding their way into our daily meals, to the introduction of eco-taxes bogus and “carbon cops.” Mainstream media, as usual, have aligned themselves in injecting preprogrammed messages of impending doom. This, as we shall learn, is no coincidence. Continue reading →
(NYDaily) – House Republicans on Thursday blocked a Democratic plan to provide billions of dollars for medical treatment to rescue workers and residents of New York City who suffered illnesses from the toxic dust and debris at ground zero.
A majority of the lawmakers in the chamber supported the bill, but the 255-to-159 vote fell short of the two-thirds margin needed under special rules that were used to bring the measure to the floor. In the end, 243 Democrats and 12 Republicans supported the measure; 155 Republicans and 4 Democrats opposed it.
Democrats used rules requiring a wider majority for approval to prevent Republicans from offering amendments on the floor that would embarrass Democrats in an election year.
Republican opponents of the legislation expressed concern over the $7.4 billion cost of the program. But Democrats accused Republicans of being callous and vowed to bring the bill back for another vote in the fall. Full article here
See Also: (CSPAN) – Video: Rep. Anthony Weiner On the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act
Rep. Anthony Weiner spoke on the House floor tonight in support of H.R. 847, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, which was blocked from passage by House Republicans. Rep. Weiner addresses some of the false arguments Republicans were using in their opposition to the bill. The vote was 255 to 159 in support of the bill, short of the 2/3 needed for passage; 155 Republicans voted against the legislation, which provides medical monitoring and treatment to World Trade Center responders and survivors who were exposed to the toxins at Ground Zero. Continue reading →
See Also:(WND) – Obama pal filing rash of media lawsuits? – Group launches 80 copyright infringement claims against websites, bloggers – Read More Here
(Wired) – The investment arms of the CIA and Google are both backing a company that monitors the web in real time — and says it uses that information to predict the future.
The company is called Recorded Future, and it scours tens of thousands of websites, blogs and Twitter accounts to find the relationships between people, organizations, actions and incidents — both present and still-to-come. In a white paper, the company says its temporal analytics engine “goes beyond search” by “looking at the ‘invisible links’ between documents that talk about the same, or related, entities and events.”
The idea is to figure out for each incident who was involved, where it happened and when it might go down. Recorded Future then plots that chatter, showing online “momentum” for any given event. Continue reading →
(LeftLibertarian) – I just wanted to finally put away the myth that Libertarian Socialist don’t believe in voluntarism and free association, when in fact, we premise our entire philosophy on it. However, sometimes it’s not emphasized because we don’t think that these alone can bring about a free society. Continue reading →
Alex also talks with Phil Berg, an activist attorney who brought a RICO lawsuit charging president George W. Bush and 154 others with complicity in the 9/11 attacks and filed a complaint in federal district court in 2008 alleging that Obama was born in Mombasa, Kenya, and thus not legally qualified to serve as president. Continue reading →
Alex welcomes back to the show Ray McGovern, a retired CIA officer turned political activist. McGovern presented morning intelligence briefings at the White House for a number of presidents. Continue reading →
Alex welcomes back to the show Birgitta Jónsdóttir, a member of the Icelandic parliament and poet, writer, artist, editor, publisher, activist and internet pioneer. She is an active volunteer for Wikileaks. Continue reading →
(PalestineTel) – Unfortunately for some decades now the past Presidents and key members of the US Government have been on one continuous war footing. They have embarked on an extremely aggressive foreign policy and taken over the role of policing the world in place of the United Nations. It is clearly evident that as far as the United States is concern you had better “Do as I say or else.”
This aggressiveness is so advanced it is no longer possible to negotiate with them on a fair and balanced playing field. This policy is not only confined to the US but also extends over in the UK, France, Germany and Israel which has basically made each of their leaders and respective governments very unpopular with the people.
It is a known fact that when a leader or government reaches an all time low it is time to assert your authority, spread fear or mass hysteria amongst your populations and then take your country to war, all of which in on false pretenses. Read More Here
The latest version of the CLEAR Act is slated for a floor vote in the House this week as Democrats look for ways to use the Gulf oil spill as a means to pass elements of their unpopular energy agenda.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) stripped out authorization for an independent investigation into the Gulf disaster. Read More Here
(WashingtonPost) – Majority of spilled oil in Gulf of Mexico unaccounted for in government data – Read More Here
(MotherJones) – Mainstream Media Helps BP Pretend There’s No Oil – Read More Here
(FoxNews) – Video: Local Leaders Urge Folks To Evacuate After MI Oil Spill – View Video Here
(NYTimes) – Michigan Governor Warns of Oil Spill Threat
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm expressed growing worry on Wednesday that an oil spill, believed to be among the largest ever in the Midwest, might reach Lake Michigan if efforts to contain the oil were not strengthened. Read More Here
(MichiganMessenger) – Michigan oil spill a replay of Gulf spill? – Read More Here
(MyFoxDetroit) – Michigan Oil Spill May Be Largest In History Of Midwest
More than 800,000 gallons of oil made its way into the river on Monday, the result of a leak from a pipeline belonging to Enbridge Energy Partners that runs crude oil between Canada and the United States. Read More Here
(GoLeftTV) – Video: Papantonio – BP Escrow Fund is a Sham
Mike Papantonio appears on The Randi Rhodes Show (with guest host Nicole Sandler), to discuss some of the most recent developments in the BP oil spill, including the new revelations that reporters could be fined as much as $40,000 and face a Class D felony for getting too close to oil workers. Continue reading →
“I see a whole army of my countrymen, here, in defiance of tyranny. What will you do without freedom? Will you fight?”–William Wallace, from the motion picture “Braveheart”
Talk like that could get you branded a right-wing extremist these days.
We are now taught that feelings of hatred and anger are things that should be criminalized, and if you raise your voice anywhere outside of a sports stadium, you could very well be forced to take some anger management classes. Do it within earshot of a police officer and you just might get yourself a beat down, a tasering— or even worse—you just might get shot. Continue reading →
(WSWS) – The “new normal”: More than one in five Americans at risk of destitution – Read More Here
(CNBC) – Video: Victor Sperandeo warns of hyperinflation
“Trader Vic” Sperandeo is on CNBC describing the historical pattern for the onset of hyperinflation, and says the conditions for such a runaway inflation are now here in the US. Video Link Here
(SeekingAlpha) – 8 More Reasons Why a Double Dip Is Coming
As earnings season continues and one company after another beats expectations, the economic numbers are continuing to come in below estimates. The data and indicators are increasingly painting a picture of an economy that is falling apart. Here are a few of the reasons why another recession is imminent: Read More Here
(PragCap) – American Trucking Association: The Economy is Slowing – Read More Here
(Bloomberg) – Recession in U.S. Was Even Worse Than Estimated, Revisions Show – Read More Here
(EconomicCollapse) – Look What Surprises They Snuck Into The Financial Reform Bill – Read More Here
(TaxProfBlog) – Obama’s Broken Tax Pledge
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs seems to have forgotten that his boss has already broken his central campaign promise – a “firm pledge” that “no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes.” Read More Here
(CounterPunch) – Trillions for Wall Street – Mike Whitney
On Tuesday, the 30-year fixed rate for mortgages plunged to an all-time low of 4.56 per cent. Rates are falling because investors are still moving into risk-free liquid assets, like Treasuries. It’s a sign of panic and the Fed’s lame policy response has done nothing to sooth the public’s fears. The flight-to-safety continues a full two years after Lehman Bros blew up. Read More Here
Numerous current stories show how disconnected mainstream policy-makers are from reality. View More Here
(WattsUpWithThat) – Reviewing Last Month’s Forecasts of Doom
These same people fail with their forecasts of doom over and over, and just keep turning up the volume. Meanwhile Antarctic ice continues at record highs. Maybe The Guardian needs to do a story about that? Read More Here
See Also: (AFP) – US wants increased police access to email – Read More Here
Also: (CellularNews) – FBI backs record-keeping on prepaid cell phones – Read More Here
Also: Video: FBI will be Allowed to Record your Internet Activity Without A Warrant! – Alex Jones Tv– View Video Here
(MSNBC) – The personal details of 100 million Facebook users have been collected and published online in a downloadable file, meaning they will now be unable to make their publicly available information private.
However, Facebook downplayed the issue, saying that no private data had been compromised.
The information was posted by Ron Bowes, an online security consultant, on the Internet site Pirate Bay.
Bowes used code to scan the 500 million Facebook profiles for information not hidden by privacy settings. The resulting file, which allows people to perform searches of various different types, has been downloaded by several thousand people.
This means that if any of those on the list decide to change their privacy settings on Facebook, Bowes and those who have the file will still be able to access information that was public when it was compiled. Read entire article
(AlexJones&AaronDykes) – The grocery store, along with your kitchen sink, are two of the most dangerous places.
In a special video, Alex Jones addresses one of the darkest modes of power the globalists have used to control the population– food. The adulteration of the planet’s staple crops, genetically-altered species and intentionally-altered water, food and air all amount to a Eugenics operation to weaken the masses and achieve full spectrum domination. Continue reading →
(HuffingtonPost) – Newt Gingrich Suggests Attacking Rest Of ‘Axis Of Evil’
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich twice called on the United States to attack North Korea and Iran Thursday because the United States has only attacked “one out of three” of so-called “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axis_of_evilAxis of Evil” members by invading Iraq. He also claimed that Muslims are trying to install Sharia law on America and said that the “War on Terror” should have been a war on “radical Islamists” instead. Read More Here
(IPS) – Report Suggests ‘Correlation’ Between U.S. Aid and Army Killings
“There are alarming links between increased reports of extrajudicial executions of civilians by the Colombian army and units that receive U.S. military financing,” John Lindsay-Poland, lead author of a two-year study on the question, told IPS. Read More Here
(McClatchy) – Exporting Death And Destruction – Obama Seeks to Expand Arms Exports – Read More Here
(DemocracyNow) – Video: Patrick Cockburn on Missing Billions in Iraq and Soaring Cancer & Infant Mortality Rates in Fallujah – View Video Here
(FrontPageMag) – Putin’s War on Israel
Now that another Middle East war seems imminent, concerns are growing about the new powerful weapons that are available to Palestinian terrorists. It appears to be virtually unknown that these weapons are being steadily supplied by Putin’s Russia. Read More Here
(RussiaToday) – Video: N. Korea did not sink S. Korean warship
Russian investigators conducted their own investigation into the sinking of the Cheonan from May 31 to June 7. The investigation concluded that the vessel was sunk by an “indirect outside underwater explosion” and that the blast was more likely from a mine floating below the surface than a torpedo.
(Truthout) – Document Reveals Military Was Concerned About Gulf War Vets’ Exposure to Depleted Uranium
For years, the government has denied that depleted uranium (DU), a radioactive toxic waste left over from nuclear fission and added to munitions used in the Persian Gulf and Iraq wars, poisoned Iraqi civilians and veterans.
But a little-known 1993 Defense Department document written by then-Brigadier Gen. Eric Shinseki, now the secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), shows that the Pentagon was concerned about DU contamination and the agency had ordered medical testing on all personnel that were exposed to the toxic substance. Read More Here
(Bloomberg) – Duping the Families of Fallen Soldiers
Life insurers are secretly profiting from death benefits owed to the survivors of service members and other Americans. Read More Here
(LegitGov) – Obama approves more funds for wars
US President Barack Obama has signed a spending bill allocating USD 37 billion to the unpopular wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The new funds bring the total cost of the two US-led wars in the region to USD 1 trillion since 2001. Obama signed the measure two days after it cleared the House of Representatives. – Source: LegitGov
(TomDispatch) – The End of (Military) History? – The US, Israel, and the Failure of the Western Way of War – Read More Here
(Alternet) – American Soldiers Brainwashed with “Positive Thinking”
While U.S. military psychiatrists are prescribing increasing amounts of chill pills, America’s psychologists are teaching soldiers how to think more positively about their tours in Afghanistan, Iraq, and wherever else they are next ordered to kill the bad guys and win the hearts and minds of everyone else. Read More Here
(InfoClearingHouse) – The Real Aim of Israel’s Bomb Iran Campaign
Reuel Marc Gerecht’s screed justifying an Israeli bombing attack on Iran coincides with the opening of the new Israel lobby campaign marked by the introduction of House Resolution 1553 expressing full support for such an Israeli attack. Read More Here
(Intifada) – Israel’s Insane War on Iran Must Be Prevented – Read More Here
(WSWS) – The Afghanistan documents and the struggle against war – Read More Here
(SocilistWorker) – The terrible truth about the “good war” – Read More Here
Nicole Colson explains why the classified Pentagon documents on Afghanistan released by WikiLeaks present a damning portrait of who is suffering from the U.S. war.
(BBC) – July is deadliest month of Afghanistan war for US
American forces have experienced their deadliest month in the nine-year-old Afghan war, with 66 US service members killed in July. Read More Here
(MyCat) – The Afghanistan Files and the Poison of Lies
Indiscretions like those currently from WikiLeaks and the newspapers that reprinted portions of the text therefore have but one goal in mind: to make the truth known. Read More Here
(Spiegel) – A Plea for Common Sense – Why NATO Should Withdraw from Afghanistan
It is difficult for politicians to admit they were wrong. But when it comes to Afghanistan, the consequences of not doing so could be high. It is time for the West to cut its losses and withdraw. Read More Here
(SouthLebanon) – UN endorses Israel’s siege of Gaza
Recently, the United Nations broke its silence on the siege of Gaza which is about to enter its fourth year, not to denounce it or speak up against it, but, shockingly, to endorse it. Read More Here
(Dawn) – US Congress rejects pullout of troops from Pakistan
The measure, moved in the House of Representatives, was sponsored by two anti-war Republican congressmen — Dennis Kucinich (Ohio) and Ron Paul (Texas) — and was in reaction to reports that the US was running a secret war in Pakistan. Read More Here
REPOST – (IVAW) – Video: “The Real Terrorist Was Me”
Our real enemies are not those living in a distant land whose names or policies we don’t understand; The real enemy is a system that wages war when it’s profitable, the CEOs who lay us off our jobs when it’s profitable, the Insurance Companies who deny us Health care when it’s profitable, the Banks who take away our homes when it’s profitable. Our enemies are not several hundred thousands away. They are right here in front of u – Mike Prysner – Continue reading →
When Wikileaks released over 90,000 classified documents painting a more grim picture of the war in Afghanistan than is usually portrayed, the whistleblower website didn’t compromise national security. They did a valuable service. Continue reading →