(BostonGlobe) – Harvard Medical School will prohibit its 11,000 faculty from giving promotional talks for drug and medical device makers and accepting personal gifts, travel, or meals, under a new policy intended partly to guard against companies’ use of Harvard’s prestige to market their products.
The conflict-of-interest rules also place stricter limits on the income faculty can earn from companies for consulting, joining boards, and other work; require public reporting of payments of at least $5,000 on a medical school website; and promise more robust internal reporting and monitoring of these relationships. Read More Here
(NaturalNews) A new animation video from The Story of Stuff Project, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and Free Range Studios deals a devastating blow to the chemical industry with a straightforward, hard-hitting and entertaining look at the toxicity of cosmetics and personal care products.
Narrated by Annie Leonard, who also narrated the hugely popular Story of Stuff animations, this new cosmetics animation takes aim at the toxic cosmetics industry, exposing how many popular brand-name products contain cancer causing chemicals. Continue reading →
(Rense) – 2010 has thundered past the half way mark and is galloping into history. What will the rest of the year hold?
Most of the “Top Ten Trends for 2010” forecast by Gerald Celente this past winter in the Trends Journal® have either come to pass or are about to manifest. Celente predicted:
The Afghan surge would fail.
The economic recovery would never materialize.
Terrorist threats would increase.
Tea parties would gain strong momentum.
Obama’s popularity would wane and/or plummet.
Anti-Immigration sentiments would intensify.
In 2009, “experts” rejoiced at the sight of the impending recovery’s “green shoots” and predicted the advent of a roaring bull stock market run.
Bull market or BS? Celente called the green shoots a mirage and recovery “a cover up.” Sure enough, the Dow is now trading at 1999 levels. He also wrote “Geopolitical and sociological fallout will threaten the entire European Union” and he forecast the “Crash of 2010.”
Will the “Crash” happen at all? Will it happen on schedule? Events conspiring in that direction are explored in detail in the Summer Trends Journal®, just sent to subscribers. Continue reading →
(C4L) – There is overwhelming agreement among economists that the Second World War was responsible for decisively ending the Great Depression. When asked why the wars in Iran and Afghanistan are failing to make the same impact today, they often claim that the current conflicts are simply too small to be economically significant.
There is, of course, much irony here. No one argues that World War II, with its genocide, tens of millions of combatant casualties, and wholesale destruction of cities and regions, was good for humanity. But the improved American economy of the late 1940s seems to illustrate the benefits of large-scale government stimulus. This conundrum may be causing some to wonder how we could capture the good without the bad.
If one believes that government spending can create economic growth, then the answer should be simple: let’s have a huge pretend war that rivals the Second World War in size. However, this time, let’s not kill anyone. Continue reading →
(Truthout) – Unknown to most Americans is that dengue fever has been the intense focus of US Army and CIA biological warfare researchers for over 50 years. Ed Regis notes in his excellent history of Fort Detrick, “The Biology of Doom,” that as early as 1942 leading biochemists at the installation placed dengue fever on a long list for serious consideration as a possible weapon. Read More Here
(WSWS) – Over the last week, two young men were shot and killed while attempting to flee police, in the suburbs of Grenoble and the village of Saint-Aignan in central France. Police have responded to riots provoked by the killings with massive police deployments, firing live ammunition. Continue reading →
(RawStory) – In yet another terrifying expose, The Washington Post continues to lift the veil on just how massive the US government’s spying operation has become.
Dana Priest — whose Pulitzer prize winning journalism exposed the existence of U.S. secret prisons abroad, continues in today’s story to show just how much money is being shelled out to the private companies that now operate the lion’s share of America’s spy network. Continue reading →
(Infowars) – The British Independent featured an AP article last Saturday, detailing suspicions that health officials in the Republic of Uzbekistan are widely involved in involuntary sterilization-practices. At first glance, the story may seem wild and baseless. Nothing however is further from the truth.
The AP-reporter spoke with a 24-year old housewife named Saodat Rakhimbayeva, an extremely brave woman who tells a heart-wrenching tale of state-sponsored eugenics in her home country of Uzbekistan. After giving birth to a premature boy, she had to witness her son dying just three days later. Continue reading →
(WNY) – Barack Obama’s presidency, while far from being a failure, has been something of a disappointment to many of his initial supporters. The noise from people on the far right who question the president’s place of birth or believe him to be a socialist because he passed a stimulus package that many economists believe to be too small and a health care bill that will lead to millions of new customers and new revenue for the insurance companies, has overshadowed some of this. However, Obama’s disappointed supporters are far more important to his political future than angry opponents who never have and never will support him.
Disappointment from progressive circles seems to be based on three things, Obama’s support for the war in Afghanistan, his failure to take any strong positions on important issues to progressives such as marriage equality and the relatively modest nature of the legislation the administration has passed on key issues such as health care and the economy. These decisions can all be explained-some might say rationalized. Obama, after all, campaigned on expanding the war in Afghanistan. While the health care and economic stimulus bills are not perfect, they took a great deal of work and are better than nothing. Obama has to be careful about doing too much for his base because he risks alienating moderates. These explanations are either irrelevant; nobody cares how much work or legislative pyrotechnics it took to pass the bills, or wrong; supporting marriage equality comes at far less political cost than many think. Continue reading →
Alex talks with writer, director, and producer Brian Kraft and Robert DiNozzi about Kraft’s The Fall of America and The Western World, an 8+ hour documentary. The video explores the current economic crisis, the Federal Reserve, the emerging police state, the globalist agenda, and how political agendas in media have destroyed our ability to get real news. Robert DiNozzi was the executive producer of Flightplan, a 2005 feature film starring Jodie Foster. Continue reading →
(Bloomberg) – The 700 Billion Dollar Bailout? Its Really 23.7 Trillion!
U.S. taxpayers may be on the hook for as much as $23.7 trillion to bolster the economy and bail out financial companies, said Neil Barofsky, special inspector general for the Treasury’s Troubled Asset Relief Program. Read More Here
(WSJ) – Geithner: White House to Allow Tax Cuts for Wealthy to Expire – Read More Here
(WarIsACrime) – Rebuild America, or Bomb Afghanistan? Bring our war $$ home! – Read More Here
(USAToday) – Bad credit? GM buys AmeriCredit to do sub-prime loans – Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – Cutting the Budget Deficit Undermines Social Security and Medicare, Depresses Purchasing Power – Read More Here
(WashingtonsBlog) – No Wonder the Outlook for the Economy is “Unusually Uncertain” … the Fed is Killing It – Read More Here
(CNSNews) – White House Backs Bill to Collect Employee Pay Information from Businesses – Read More Here
(Clusterstock) – Thanks To Fannie And Freddie, Bailout Tab Hits $3.7 Trillion – Read More Here
(BizJournals) – All Liz Claiborne outlet stores to close
The New York-based apparel retailer said it would close its name brand outlet stores nationwide to cut losses and redirect capital. Read More Here
(LoganDaily) – With no police, village faces crime wave
New Straitsville Police Chief Kevin Ginsell was laid off from his position last Monday, July 12, and since then there have been four burglaries in the downtown area.
Council Member Chris Tigner says the village can no longer afford to pay for police protection. Read More Here
(CorbettReport) – Leaked G20 Documents Show Carbon Taxes Still High on Globalist Agenda
This week The Corbett Report was sent documents purported to be the notes of an attendee of the recent Toronto G20 meeting. The documents, if genuine, show that the recent meeting once again gave the G20 a chance to discuss global government as an answer to the ongoing economic meltdown and reaffirm that carbon taxes are high on the globalists’ priority list. Read More Here
Cancer, leukaemia and infant mortality are all increasing in the Iraqi town of Fallujah, which saw fierce fighting between US forces and Sunni insurgents, a new survey says.
Still one of the most dangerous places in Iraq, doctors have been reporting a large number of birth defects since the 2004 offensive. Read More Here
(TheWe) – New World Order Statistic
Doctors in Fallujah have specifically pointed out that not only are they witnessing unprecedented numbers of birth defects but what is more alarming is: “a significant number of babies that do survive begin to develop severe disabilities at a later stage.” Read More Here
(PressTV) – ‘Israel needs war to exist’
A former Israeli lecturer has said the entity depends on wars for its existence, warning that the hostility only invites disaster for Tel Aviv. Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – America’s Undeclared War on Pakistan – Clinton’s Paradoxistan: Too Good to Be True – Read More Here
(WarIsACrime) – Blood on Our Hands: The Most Brutal Crime committed during the past Decade has been the Invasion of Iraq – David Swanson
The most massive and brutal crime committed on this planet during the past decade has been the invasion and occupation of Iraq. And we’re seeking to wash the blood off our hands without so much as an “Out, damn spot!” Nowadays “looking forward, not backward” is supposed to take care of everything, even as the crimes continue. What that takes care of is the leading perpetrators who begin to sense that the coast is clear and creep out of their holes to declare, as did Karl Rove this week, that their biggest mistake was not more aggressively attacking those who pointed out their crimes. Read More Here
(Telegraph) – Iran’s Khamenei calls on Muslims to fight ‘terrorism’ fuelled by US and UK
Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called on Muslims to fight the “blind and savage terrorism” fuelled by the United States and Britain, whom he blamed for deadly bombings of an Iranian mosque. Read More Here
(NYTimes) – Trial Focuses on Iran Ties of Kennedy Plot Suspect
The trial of two men accused of plotting to attack Kennedy International Airport took an unexpected twist on Wednesday when prosecutors suggested that one of the men, a former government official in Guyana, had spied on behalf of the Iranian government. Read More Here
(TarpleyNet) – Obama Is Preparing to Bomb Iran – Webster Tarpley
After about two and a half years during which the danger of war between the United States and Iran was at a relatively low level, this threat is now rapidly increasing. A pattern of political and diplomatic events, military deployments, and media chatter now indicates that Anglo-American ruling circles, acting through the troubled Obama administration, are currently gearing up for a campaign of bombing against Iran, combined with special forces incursions designed to stir up rebellions among the non-Persian nationalities of the Islamic Republic. Naturally, the probability of a new fake Gulf of Tonkin incident or false flag terror attack staged by the Anglo-American war party and attributed to Iran or its proxies is also growing rapidly. Read More Here
(Telegraph) – US sanctions against North Korea provoke Chinese anger
The United States announced new sanctions against North Korea in an attempt to hit the rogue state’s nuclear weapons programme and destabilise its regime. Read More Here
(GOwansBlog) – “Sanctions of Mass Destruction” (SMD): US Sponsored Economic Blockade Destroys North Korea’s Health Care System
“Economic sanctions are, at their core, a war against public health.”–The New England Journal of Medicine Read More Here
REPOST– (WRH) – THE BIG LIE SELLING YOU WAR WITH NORTH KOREA
What can I say; here we go again!
I hardly need to go down the list of lies used to start US wars. We have been though that over and over again.
Nor do I need to elucidate on the many reasons why the US Government is in desperate need for yet another war with which to scare the American people into acceptance of more takes and fewer rights and freedoms.
Anyone with half a brain realizes that the US Government, unable to gain support for an invasion of Iran, has changed gears and decided that North Korea will be the next step towards World War III.
FLASHBACK – (VOANews) – US Professors Raise Doubts About Report on South Korean Ship Sinking
A new study by U.S. researchers raises questions about the investigation into the sinking of a South Korean navy ship. International investigators blamed a North Korean torpedo, raising tensions on the Korean peninsula. Read More Here
(RussiaToday) – Video: Afghan heroin ‘sponsored’ by West? – Video Link Here
(HuffingtonPost) – Afghans Trained by Blackwater Defect to Taliban
Remember when Sarah Palin said that “the surge principles that have worked in Iraq need to be implemented in Afghanistan.” Well…as Ms. Palin would say, many Afghans working for the Afghan security forces are now switching sides and are now defecting to the Taliban.
(AmnestyInternational) – Israel intensifies West Bank Palestinian home demolitions
Amnesty International has today called on the Israeli authorities to stop the demolition of Palestinian homes and other buildings in the West Bank, after a further 74 were destroyed in the Jordan Valley earlier this week. Read More Here
(DesertPeace) – THE ‘CHANGE’ MUST COME FROM US…NOT THE GOVERNMENT; INTERVIEW WITH ANTONY LOEWENSTEIN
With “peace talks” between the Palestinian Authority and Israel seeming more and more like a dead end, many people around the world, including dissident Jewish voices, are turning to grassroots activism to pressure Israel to end the ongoing occupation of the Palestinian territories. Read More Here
(Ynet) – IDF: We don’t have to promise not to hurt civilians
Response to UN aimed at countering Goldstone Report includes list of rules of engagement that were altered. Many officers outraged, say report is exaggerated, unnecessary apology that will tie military’s hands in future Read More Here
(PoliticalTheatrics) – Rachel Corrie’s Hometown Divests From Israel
The Olympia, Washington Food Co-op board of directors met last week to make the final decision to endorse the boycott. “A couple of board members were concerned about what will be the financial effect on the organization, but it’s minimal,” board member Rob Richards told Haaretz. “For me personally there is a moral imperative that goes beyond any financial concern. So we decided to adopt the boycott which went into effect the next day.” Read More Here
(Haaretz) – IDF destroys West Bank village after declaring it military zone
Since 1967, Israel has prevented the growth of Palestinian communities in the Jordan Valley by cutting off their water supply or declaring large areas as live fire zones. Read More Here
(DesetPeace) – FROM WARSAW TO GAZA ~~ LIBERATE ALL GHETTOS
“Never Again” means never again to crimes against humanity and dehumanization anywhere in the world. Liberate all ghettos. Read More Here
(SouthLebanon) – Palestinian Children Under Occupation
Palestinian children grow up “under the Israeli occupation, surrounded by cruelty, oppression, killing, starvation and destruction.” Yet, like all children, they dream of playing and living normally and safely. Instead, their father may be dead or in prison, their brother killed, their home destroyed, and their mother forced to give birth at an Israeli checkpoint, risking her and the newborn. Read More Here
(SouthLebanon) – Israel refuses to stop using internationally banned phosphorus bombs
The Israeli government has refused to provide the United Nations assurance to discontinue its illegal usage of internationally banned white phosphorus bombs, which it used heavily in its latest war on the Gaza Strip, causing hundreds of Palestinian deaths, in addition to serious environmental damage.
Israel submitted an official report to the UN this week admitting its use of white phosphorus bombs in its war on Gaza after having previously denied such allegations, and assuring that it would use the bombs in a “restricted” manner, but refusing to assure complete discontinuation. Read More Here
REPOST –Video: GAZA of the Broken-Hearted…Dedicated to the Children of GAZA – Continue reading →
(ActivistPost) – BP ‘Awarded’ MASSIVE Iraq Oil Contracts in Gordon Brown’s ‘New World Order’ – Read More Here
(CLG) – Tropical depression races toward oil spill, threatens deep-sea effort to plug ruptured well – Read More Here
(WPost) – Three of every four oil and gas lobbyists worked for federal government – Read More Here
(WashingtonsBlog) – Did BP Keep Drilling Even Though It Had Lost Control of the Oil Well Much Earlier? – Read More Here
(FloridaOilSpillLaw) – BREAKING: Feds claim ‘seep’ 3 km away came from ANOTHER offshore oil facility
Oil industry and engineering expert Bob Bea has a different view, according to a report published int he last 24 hours by the Times-Picayune: Read More Here
(WashingtonsBlog) – Senior EPA Analyst: “Government [Agencies] Have Been Sock Puppets for BP In This Cover Up” – Read More Here
(LATimes) – BP testimony: Officials knew of key safety problem on rig
BP officials knew about a problem on a crucial well safety device at least three months before the catastrophic April 20 explosion in the Gulf of Mexico but failed to repair it, according to testimony Tuesday from the company’s well manager. Read More Here
(Truthout) – BP’s Long, Bloody History of Reckless Greed
British Petroleum (now known as BP), the company responsible for the worst single-source environmental catastrophe in U.S. history, has over its 100-year history caused a number of environmental and workplace disasters. But the harm BP has caused goes further. Read More Here
China’s Oil Gusher
(EnergyBoom) – China Oil Spill Doubles In Size as Clean-Up Efforts Continue
The oil spill off the northeast coast of China has doubled since it began last Friday.
Crude oil now covers around 165 square miles of water. Although this currently pales in comparison to the size of Gulf of Mexico offshore oil leak (2,700 mile oil slick), it is another black-eye for the oil industry.
The China oil spill began when an oil pipeline exploded while an oil tanker was being unloaded at Dalian Port. The explosion led to a 15-hour firestorm and oil flowing into the Yellow Sea.
According to the China Securities Journal, operations at the Dalian Port have returned to normal. Beaches, however, have been closed, and there are 800 boats and 40 oil skimming vessels trying to clean up the oil.
Greenpeace China’s lead climate campaigner, Yang Ailun, said this disaster highlights the time has truly come to shift to renewable energy: “From the Gulf of Mexico to the Gulf of Dalian to the numerous coal mine accidents, it is tragically obvious that economic development built upon fossil fuels is unsustainable and comes at a high price.”
(AOLNews) – Large China Oil Spill Threatens Sea Life, Water Quality
China’s largest reported oil spill emptied beaches along the Yellow Sea as its size doubled Wednesday, while cleanup efforts included straw mats and frazzled workers with little more than rubber gloves.
An official warned the spill posed a “severe threat” to sea life and water quality as China’s latest environmental crisis spread off the shores of Dalian, once named China’s most livable city. Read More Here
A review by Alex Jones. After many listener requests to watch this recent Viggo Mortensen dystopic epic, Alex purchased the DVD of The Road directed by John Hillcoat based on the Cormac McCarthy novel of the same name.
Jones provides in depth analysis on the lessons and archetypes that are presented throughout this movie. He compares this dystopic nightmare world to man ’s history and what is in store for our future if we continue down our current economic and political road. To find what is really happening with our economy and how it is being destroyed by design watch the Obama Deception and Fall of The Republic. Continue reading →