(WeAreChange) – For Immediate Release: Join WeAreChange for “Our Lives Post 9/11” – A Four Day 9/11 Truth Conference and Charity Event in New York City – September 9th – 12th 2010
Former C.I.A., F.B.I., members of the House and Senate, a State Governor, Parliament Member, and others converge; with the people, with you, to discuss the fallacies of the official 9/11 report, and the post 9/11 world.
This year in NYC, whistle blowers from all levels of government agencies, politicians, filmmakers, activists & journalists will unite with hundreds of others to raise awareness to the plight of the 9/11 First Responders by holding a Charity conference over the course of 4 day.
The events of 9/11 changed all of our lives. From foreign and domestic policy to new security measures, America has not been the same since that fateful day. “Our Lives Post 9/11” is a four day conference where people will come together to share ideas, raise money and awareness and work toward a better future. Continue reading
(RegisterPajaronian) – The City of Watsonville has been cited by the California Department of Public Health for failure to comply with an order by the state to fluoridate the water supply.
The citation was received by the city Thursday and demands written assurance from the city by Aug. 29 that it will comply, and plan and schedule for fluoridation submitted by Sept. 19.
City Attorney Al Smith said the citation appeared “out of the clear blue.”
“We have been in communication with the Department of Health Services,” he said. “I was surprised … but it is what it is.” Read entire article
(PreventDisease) – Oil Spill Aftermath? It’s Only The Beginning!
Can you complete the following sentence? The BP oil spill is now ___________. If you used words or phrases such as “contained”, “over”, “capped”, “out of the news” or “under control”, you have unfortunately fallen prey to the mind play of the mainstream media. The oil spill is none of these things except perhaps out of the news. In fact, the aftermath of the biggest environmental disaster in history has not yet begun. Read More Here
(RawStory) – Gulf fishermen being held responsible for toxic seafood
The US government, and even President Obama himself, have said that Gulf seafood is safe to eat in the wake of the massive BP oil spill.
But an admission from the federal government that it hasn’t been testing Gulf seafood for toxic heavy metals, and news that fishermen are being forced to sign waivers making them liable for toxins in their catch, suggest not everyone is convinced of the safety of Gulf seafood. Read More Here
(Truthout) – Environmental Disaster in the Gulf. How Has it Come to This? – Thousands of lives devastated – Dahr Jamail
The scene is post-apocalyptic. Under a grey sky, two families play in the surf just off the beach in Grand Isle, Louisiana. To get to the beach, we walk past a red, plastic barrier fence that until very recently was there to keep people away from the oil-soaked area. Now, there are a few openings that beach goers can use. The fence is left largely intact, I presume, for when they will need to close the beach again when the next invasion of BP’s oil occurs. Read More Here
(WashingtonsBlog) – Portions of the Gulf are So Toxic that Dolphins, Fish, Crabs, Stingrays and Other Animals are “Trying to Crawl Out of the Water”
On Friday, Inter Press Service reported:
Danny Ross, a commercial fisherman from Biloxi… said he has watched horseshoe crabs trying to crawl out of the water, and other marine life like stingrays and flounder trying to escape the water as well. He believes this is because the water is hypoxic. …
David Wallis, another fisherman from Biloxi… [said] “I’ve seen crabs crawling out of the water in the middle of the day. This is going to be affecting us far into the future.”
(PrisonPlanet) – Yet another writing has surfaced authored by current science czar John P. Holdren, detailing his enduring vision of a depopulated planet and the global efforts that should be made to accomplish it. Although described in detail in Ecoscience and other publications from the 70s, this new find proves once again and beyond a shadow of a doubt that the fox has far from lost his eugenic tricks.
In a 1992 Cambridge Press Publication Energy Efficiency and Human Activity: Past Trends, Future Prospects, cosponsored by the Stockholm Environment Institute, John P. Holdren wrote a 52 page prologue called “The Transition to Costlier Energy”. In it, he repeats his long-cherished vision of a planetary regime under which population control would be implemented more effectively. From page 36 onward: Continue reading
(NaturalNews) – It’s always amusing to see how quickly consumers can be worked up into a false fear frenzy by health authorities. We saw it last year with the overhyped H1N1 swine flu scare which was fanned into a flaming fear fest by WHO advisors on the take from vaccine manufacturers. Now we’re getting a new round of fear-mongering from many of the same sources who are warning us about salmonella contaminated eggs.
According to mainstream news sources, a massive 380-million-egg recall has been announced, and these eggs are all so incredibly dangerous that you have to immediately remove them from your refrigerator and take them back to the store where you bought them so that they can be properly destroyed. This is all backed up by phrases like, “It’s not worth the risk,” and claims that if people eat the eggs, they are taking “too much of a chance.”
Pretty scary, huh? Continue reading
Gulf Oil Spill and Seafood Safety Government Panel, House Committee Energy & Commerce, Energy and Environment, August 19, 2010: Continue reading
(RussiaToday) – The last U.S. combat brigade has left Iraq two weeks ahead of their planned withdrawal at the end of the month. But a fifty thousand-strong American military contingent will remain in the country for support and training until the end of 2011. They’ll have the power to use their weapons in self-defense or at the request of the Iraqi government. Over seven years of being in Iraq, more than four thousand U.S. soldiers have died, according to the Pentagon. Continue reading
(NaturalNews) – When the world’s largest pharmaceutical company was found to have engaged in a massive illegal marketing campaign, federal prosecutors decided the company was too big to punish — so they let it set up a shell corporation to take the blame.
In 2001, the FDA approved Bextra for the relief of arthritis and menstrual cramps, but did not approve it for more severe surgical pain. Yet Pfizer aggressively promoted the drug to anesthesiologists and surgeons — “anyone that use[d] a scalpel for a living,” in the words of one internal company document. Company employees also told doctors that the FDA had approved Bextra as safe in doses as high as 40 milligrams, whereas the agency had actually only approved doses up to 20 milligrams. Continue reading
(DailyBell) – Since Obama’s election, the constituent theories within the overarching narrative of the New World Order have increasingly made inroads into the mainstream national discourse. … Joseph Farah’s WorldNetDaily.com, for example, has grown its influence by peddling paranoia about the president’s birth certificate and AmeriCorps’ “domestic armies.” Earlier this year, the John Birch Society, a group with a long history of hatching and promoting wild conspiracy theories (including the idea that President Eisenhower was a communist agent), co-sponsored the Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual powwow of leading conservatives and Republican Party figures. Speakers at this year’s conference included such mainstream names as Washington Post columnist George Will, former GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and Republican House Minority Leader John Boehner. Here is a compilation of 10 of the most popular conspiracy theories currently circulating on the radical right and, increasingly, on points of the political spectrum much too close to the center for comfort.” – AlterNet
Dominant Social Theme: The lunatics need to be reined in.
Free-Market Analysis: While popular, left-wing website AlterNet cannot be considered mainstream media per se, this article partakes of the modern Western (mostly US) tradition of debunking suspicions that people may have about their government. It is especially a US dominant social theme – that the “paranoid style” of US politics generates fantastical suspicions about the US fedgov’s intentions. Various “right wing” nutcases are flagellated for not taking the US-based corporatocracy and military industrial complex at its word.
Never mind that the US government is a US$3 trillion-plus entity with world-spanning power and that entities so powerful and complex have their own logic and their own over-riding agenda. Never mind that the US has been almost constantly at war (somewhere in some fashion) for the past 100 years or longer. (Never mind, in fact, that the US now employs so many domestic and foreign intel operatives that it cannot keep track of them anymore.) In fact, when one looks into AlterNet at Wikipedia it becomes fairly clear that the money behind the group comes from the predictable power-elite pocketbook, including the Ford Foundation which never saw a socialist cause it couldn’t endorse and fund. (Henry Ford has been rolling like a top for decades.) Perhaps AlterNet is a promotion, too?
Anyway, such an article is of obvious interest to the Daily Bell because it counteracts (with the calm voice of reason) suspicions that the powers-that-be are in any sense aimed at US citizens themselves. These sorts of articles are actually quite numerous on the ‘Net, but this is a very good example of one. Here are the top ten list of conspiracy theories from AlterNet and our comments beneath. Continue reading
(WashingtonsBlog) – As you might have heard, scientists are finding gigantic under oil plumes from the BP spill, including one that is more than 22 miles long, more than a mile wide and 650 feet deep.
On Thursday, Dr. Ian MacDonald and and Dr. Lisa Suatoni testified to a Congressional subcommittee that the oil will stay toxic, and will not degrade much further, for decades. MacDonald is an expert in deep-ocean extreme communities including natural hydrocarbon seeps, gas hydrates, and mud volcano systems, a former long-time NOAA scientist, and a professor of Biological Oceanography at Florida State University. Suatoni has a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Yale, and is Senior Scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Oceans Program.
Dr. MacDonald told Congress that the oil has already degraded, emulsified and evaporated about as much as its going to, and it is going to very resistant for further biodegradation. The oil will be in the environment for a long-time, he said, and the imprint of the BP discharge will be detectable “for the rest of my life” (he’s 58, and the average lifespan for American men is about 76; so that’s some 18 years).
Dr. Suatoni told Congress that oil which goes into low-oxygen zones will remain in a full toxic form for decades. Continue reading
Matthew Roy Simmons, (April 7, 1943 – August 8, 2010) one of the worlds foremost experts in the field of oil and founder of the ocean energy institute died last week under mysterious circumstances. Simmons perspective was not well liked among BP officials and politicians.
In his last TV interview on July 21st 2010, Simmons claimed the BP gulf oil spill was (and still is) “the biggest environmental cover-up in human history.” When the story of Simmons death broke, most news stations reported Simmons died of a heart attack, but at least two stations reported the cause of death as a drowning.
Many people believe Simmons gave up his position with Simmons and Co. to expose the truth concerning the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, and ultimately paid for it with his life. Some people believe remote brain-sensing and researching techniques like microwave-induced heart attacks contributed to Simmons death. (this technology has been around for decades.)
So, if Matt Simmons was silenced, why? What was he trying to say? Let’s take a look at his last few interviews. Continue reading
(SpokesmanReview) – Invisible oil plume could be dangerous to marine life – Huge strand may linger 3,000 feet below surface of Gulf for months – Read More Here
(AtlanticWire) – Grim News from the Gulf: Invisible Plumes and Bleaker Estimates – Read More Here
(BKLim) – The Art of Mass Deception – Part 1 Ballistic Analysis of DWH & Riser wreck – Read More Here
(io9) – Scientific proof that the Deepwater oil plume is over 20 miles long
Today scientists revealed the results of an investigation into the severity of the Deepwater oil spill. The plume of petroleum hydrocarbon chemicals measures a staggering 22 miles long, and has settled in a deep underwater layer (see photo). Read More Here
(SkyNews) – Victims of the BP oil spill should be prepared to wait years, perhaps even decades, for compensation
That is one of the lessons that Ecuadorian residents say can be learned from their 17-year battle to hold the oil company Texaco to account for what has been called the “Amazon’s Chernobyl”.
They allege that Texaco, which was bought by Chevron in 2001, caused catastrophic devastation in the country when it drilled for oil there from 1964 to 1992.
It is claimed 18 billion gallons of toxic waste water and 17 million gallons of crude oil were dumped in an area three times the size of Manhattan.
Campaigners say it is the worst oil-related environmental disaster in the world. Read More Here
(Guardian) – BP oil spill: scientists find giant plume of droplets ‘missed’ by official account
A 22-mile plume of droplets from BP’s Deepwater Horizon well in the Gulf of Mexico undermines claim that oil has degraded – Read More Here
(InterPressService) – Mississippi Shrimpers Refuse to Trawl, Fearing Oil, Dispersants – Dahr Jamail – Read More Here
(AlexanderHiggins) – NOAA Retracts Report That Majority Of BP Gulf Oil Spill Oil Is Gone
Editor’s note: These crooks have no problems issuing reports for the public and the media that are complete nonsense but when the official in charge of the report needs to testify before congress under oath that the findings are accurate he redacts the findings of the report. Continue reading
(OldThinkerNews) – Dr. R. Swinburne Clymer was in many ways a man ahead of his time, and most certainly controversial. He was attacked by the medical establishment for connecting diet with disease and mental health in his 1917 book Dietetics. Dr. Clymer received his medical degree in 1902 from the College of Medicine and Surgery in Chicago and began practicing Osteopathy. Accusations of fraud surround Dr. Clymer’s career, including this 1923 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association which claims that, “Our records fail to show that this man was ever regularly graduated by any reputable medical college.” What Clymer had to say more than likely had something to do with the denouncement that he received from the medical establishment.
Though Dr. Clymer may be surrounded with controversy, his 1958 book Your Health and Sanity in the Age of Treason exposes toxic food additives and fluoride with documentation – the majority of which are mainstream scientific studies – that can be verified many times over. What makes this book unique is the fact that Dr. Clymer was one of the first to point out that statements by the elite indicated that these toxins were to be deliberately released “…for the mental deterioration and moral debasement of the mass…” Read More Here
(Reuters) – Children whose mothers were exposed to certain types of pesticides while pregnant were more likely to have attention problems as they grew up, U.S. researchers reported on Thursday.
The study, published in Environmental Health Perspectives, adds to evidence that organophosphate pesticides can affect the human brain. Continue reading
(JohnDotyJR) – Lied to Public Still Believes The Official Story of BP Blowout
In a bizarre display of the zombified state of the American people, the public seems unable to reason that the pattern of lies and deceit leaves BP and government officials with zero credibility. Read More Here
(My54) – Video: Oil Dispersants have made BP disaster catastrophic – Video Link Here
Video: Fishermen Find Oil and Dispersants on Mississippi Shrimping and Oyster Grounds – Video Link Here
FLASHBACK – (MSNBC) – Video: “Scientists starting to voice concerns about methane being at levels that will kill millions” – Dylan Ratigan Show – Video Link Here
(FloridaOilSpillLaw) – Video: “REALLY IMPORTANT” to note that “oil mixed with dispersants is MORE TOXIC than just oil alone” says Valdez expert – View More Here
(JAMA) – Health Effects of the Gulf Oil Spill – Read More Here
(BlaylockWellnessReport) – BP Crisis Spotlights Dangers Of Volatile Chemicals To Your Health – Dr. Russell Blaylock – Read More Here
(AP) – Major study charts long-lasting oil plume in Gulf
A 22-mile-long invisible mist of oil is meandering far below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, where it will probably loiter for months or more, scientists reported Thursday in the first conclusive evidence of an underwater plume from the BP spill. Read More Here
(CNN) – Researchers say they saw 22-mile hydrocarbon plume in Gulf
Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution said they detected a plume of hydrocarbons in June that was at least 22 miles long and more than 3,000 feet below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, a residue of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Read More Here
(AP) – BP accused of withholding ‘critical’ spill data
The company that owned the oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico is accusing BP of withholding critical evidence needed to investigate the cause of the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, according to a confidential document obtained by The Associated Press. BP called the claims a publicity stunt. Read More Here
(WashingtonsBlog) – Top Expert: Geology is “Fractured”, Relief Wells May Fail … BP is Using a “Cloak of Silence”, Refusing to Share Even Basic Data with the Government
Few people in the world know more about oil drilling disasters than Dr. Robert Bea.
Bea teaches engineering at the University of California Berkeley, and has 55 years of experience in engineering and management of design, construction, maintenance, operation, and decommissioning of engineered systems including offshore platforms, pipelines and floating facilities. Continue reading
“Every person, place, and thing on this planet will be connected [to the iris system] within the next 10 years”
(SteveWatson) – A biometrics research and development company is set to roll out iris recognition technology across an entire city in a move that it claims will create a real life Minority Report society where anyone taking a train or shopping in a department store will have their eyes scanned by hi-tech sensors.
Global Rainmakers Inc. (GRI), based out of headquarters in New York, has announced that it will use the technology to begin creating what it claims will be “the most secure city in the world” in Leon, one of Mexico’s largest cities. View More Here
(WeAreChange) – Austin activists from We Are Change join the fight to get fluoride out of the drinking water as more and more people become aware of the fact that they are consuming a neuro-toxin that top scientific studies have associated with retardation, bone cancer and many other severe health problems. Continue reading
(OklahomaWatchdog) – For those concerned about the impending flu season, the government will be making the seasonal flu vaccine available again this year.
Except this year, there is a difference -the normal seasonal flu vaccine will be combined with swine flu (H1N1) vaccine as well.
“The 2010-2011 seasonal flu vaccine will include the H1N1 strain that was responsible for the 2009 pandemic,” said Vicki Monks, media spokesperson for the Oklahoma City-County Health Department.
Monks pointed to a February 2010 press release on the Flu.gov website that states: “Today’s recommendation to include protection against the 2009 H1N1 flu strain in next season’s flu vaccine was made by the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee. The committee’s recommendations typically guide vaccine manufacturers in preparing each season’s flu vaccines. The World Health Organization has made the same recommendation.This recommendation will go into effect for next fall’s flu season. In the meantime, you can still protect yourself against the H1N1 flu by getting your H1N1 vaccine now.” Read entire article
(FloridaOilSpillLaw) – AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION: BIO-ACCUMULATION of chemicals that MUTATE GENETIC MATERIAL will continue for years in Gulf oysters, shrimp and crab – Read More Here
(FloridaOilSpillLaw) – Video: Head of Navy tours Gulf, shocked by amount of oil: “Wow, what are we in sir?” — Fisherman responds “Kind of looks like a UFO underwater, don’t it?”
YouTube Description: Mississippi Fishermen speak out on injustices of the government’s position on oil disappearing
Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources Meetings, Project Gulf Impact, August 17, 2010: View Video’s Here
(MSNBC) – Video: Scientists question U.S. estimate on BP oil fallout – Two university groups counter NOAA optimism that half is ‘completely gone’ – View Video Here
(McClatchy) – Gulf oil spill still a threat to seafood, JAMA study indicates – Read More Here
(McClatchy) – Toxic oil levels found in key Gulf breeding zone, scientists say
Scientists have found evidence that oil has become toxic to marine organisms in a section of the Gulf of Mexico that supports the spawning grounds of commercially important fish species.
Researchers from the University of South Florida said Tuesday that, in preliminary results, oil appears to reside in droplet form among the sediments of a vital underwater canyon where clouds of oil from the BP spill were found. Read More Here
(CNN) – Seafloor covered in oil 40 miles south of Panama City, FL – HEADING EAST – August 17, 2010 – Video Link Here
Video: Non-stop plumes emanating from seafloor w/ Time Lapse — Final Part (Aug. 17) – View Video Here
Video: Fishermen find oil and dispersants on Mississippi shrimping and oyster grounds
Angered by claims from state and federal officials that Gulf Coast waters are safe and clean, fishermen took their own samples of the waters off of Pass Christian, Mississippi on August 11th, 2010. I had the opportunity to go along and see first hand the results, as well as the thin, oily sheen and bubbles caused by dispersant that streak the Mississippi sound.
The testing method is simple: tie an absorbent rag to a weighted hook, then drop it overboard for a minute or two. In all but one of the samples, the rags came up with brown oily substance which the fishermen identify as a mix of crude oil from the BP disaster and toxic dispersants. Continue reading
(GlobalResearch) – Recently the unelected potentates of the EU Commission in Brussels have sought to override what has repeatedly been shown to be the overwhelming opposition of the European Union population to the spread of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) in EU agriculture. EU Commission President now has a Maltese accountant as health and enviromnent Commissioner to rubber stamp the adoption of GMO. The former EU Environment Commissioner from Greece was a ferocious GMO opponent. As well, the Chinese government has indicated it may approve a variety of GMO rice. Before things get too far along, they would do well to take a closer look at the world GMO test lab, the USA. There GMO crops are anything but beneficial. Just the opposite.
What is carefully kept out of the Monsanto and other agribusiness propaganda in promoting genetically manipulated crops as an alternative to conventional is the fact that in the entire world until the present, all GMO crops have been manipulated and patented for only two things—to be resistant or “tolerant” to the patented highly toxic herbicide glyphosate chemicals that Monsanto and the others force farmers to buy as condition for buying their patented GMO seeds. The second trait is GMO seeds that have been engineered genetically to resist specific insects. Contrary to public relations myths promoted by the agribusiness giants in their own self-interest, there exists not oné single GMO seed that provides a greater harvest yield than conventional, nor one that requires less toxic chemical herbicides. That is for the simple reason there is no profit to be made in such. Continue reading
FLASHBACK – (WRH) – Iraq WMD Lies: The Words of Mass Deception – Read More Here
FLASHBACK – (MSNBC) – Video: U.S. Caught Lying About Iran Supplying Weapons to Insurgents – Video Link Here
(Xinhuanet) – Iran says U.S. can participate in Iran’s nuclear projects – Read More Here
(MailOnline) – Israel has three days to stop Iran developing nuclear weapons, warns former U.S. ambassador
The deadline was set by outspoken former envoy John Bolton, who claimed that time was running out for the West to crush Tehran’s atomic ambitions. Read More Here
(RoyTov) – Iran’s Victory
On August 21, 2010, Iran would mark a large victory over Zionist propaganda: Russia would begin then to load nuclear fuel into the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant. Within six months after the fuel loading the plant would be fully operational, producing 1000 megawatt. Read More Here
(FarsNews) – Iran Calls for Formation of Islamic Union to Start New World Order
He stated that Tehran’s goal in forming an international union is opposite to the objectives normally pursued by the western countries, and said, “Westerners embark on forming unions to loot the other nations.” Read More Here
REPOST – (AmericaHijacked) – Intelligence professionals warn Israeli attack on Iran would drag US into war
We have disturbing and urgent news. Our new executive director, Philip Giraldi, and other former U.S. intelligence officers have just published an extremely important analysis warning that Israel may plan to attack Iran as early as this month (full-length article below). Read More Here
(Straight) – Gwynne Dyer: There’s no way for the U.S. to win a non-nuclear war with Iran – Read More Here
(HuffingtonPost) – America Cannot Go to War for Israel
The mongrel dogs of war are foaming at the bit. For years they’ve cowered in their damp trenches, bristling in the heat. But they’re back now. They’ve gathered their sagging flesh and cast their milky, crusty eyes at Iran. The mongrel dogs of war are planning another war. Read More Here
(SalemNews) – Americans Won’t Back Attack on Iran – If Iran is attacked, a large percentage of Americans will have nothing to do with it – Read More Here
(FoxNews) – Video: Bolton – Only Days Left to Strike Iran Facility – Read More Here
(RealPolitik) – Israelis conducting covert maritime operations in Persian Gulf(WMR)
Chinese and Japanese intelligence agencies, which closely monitor events in the Persian Gulf due to the dependence of both countries on oil from the region, report that Israeli Navy commandos have recently been active in creating maritime incidents in the Gulf that could be blamed on Iran. Read More Here
(France24) – IDF soldier’s prisoner photos are the ‘tip of the iceberg’ – Read More Here
(TruthJihad) – American Professor Charges Israel with Genocide – Publisher Censors Title! – Read More Here
(Intifada) – The IDF’s Sociopathic Mentality Towards Palestinians: a Reflection of the Israeli “State of Mind” – Read More Here
(AWIP) – The Message of the Bulldozers
On the day before the Muslim holy month of Ramadan began, at 2:30 in the morning, workers sent by the Israeli authorities, protected by dozens of police, destroyed the tombstones in the last portion of the Mamilla cemetery, an historic Muslim burial ground with graves going back to the 7th Century, hitherto left untouched. The government of Israel has always been fully cognizant of the sanctity and historic significance of the site. Read More Here
(Rense) – Impact Of Israeli Military Order No. 1650 – Stephen Lendman
Potentially, all West Bank and East Jerusalemites risk dispossession and expulsion, part of Israel’s longstanding policy to seize all parts of Palestine it wishes, removing indigenous Arabs from their homeland illegally, controlling those remaining under an oppressive apartheid system critics call worse than South Africa’s with good reason. Read More Here
(AP) – Anti-US protest blocks highway in east Afghanistan – Read More Here
(RussiaToday) – Video: William Engdahl – No pull-out in 2011, US will spread Afghan war
The commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan says he is not bound by the July 2011 date set for a troop pull-out. General David Petraeus said he could well advise President Obama not to go ahead if he believes it’s the wrong time. American public support for the war is at an all-time low, with July being the deadliest month for U.S. and NATO troops since 2001. With frustration growing about the occupation of Afghanistan, politicians in Germany have even suggested talking to the Taliban and terrorist organizations to avoid a further escalation of violence. Continue reading
(SteveWatson) – Responders find Obama’s choice to address hyped controversy “disturbing” in face of abject silence over toxic dust health epidemic Continue reading
(FFF) – If you want to know what tyranny is like, look around.
The national government — specifically the executive branch — can do pretty much what it wants. It could bomb Iran tomorrow without a declaration of war from Congress. It can — and does — conduct secret wars and covert operations against countries that have done nothing to us. Of course, they are secret only to the ignorant taxpayers who must finance them and perhaps suffer when the provoked retaliation occurs. It can have men behind PlayStation consoles in Nevada fire Hellfire missiles from aerial drones on people in Pakistan, Yemen, and elsewhere.
This tyrannical government can send any foreigner picked up anywhere in the world to third countries known for torturing prisoners. It can hold people accused of nothing indefinitely in prisons in Cuba and Afghanistan and torture them into making false confessions. It can conduct a war crimes trial in a military kangaroo court for a man, Omar Khadr, held captive for eight years after he was picked up at the age of 15 during a U.S. assault on villagers near Kabul. His torture-induced “confessions” will be admissible. All this is in violation of commitments under the Optional Protocol on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict not to treat children in war as though they were adults.
It can assassinate even American citizens abroad without a scent of due process. Continue reading
(MotherJones) – Former UN Ambassador John Bolton believes the security of the United States is at dire risk under the Obama administration. And before a gathering of conservatives in Washington on Thursday morning, he suggested, as something of a joke, that President Barack Obama might learn a needed lesson if Chicago were destroyed by a nuclear bomb.
Appearing at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the nation’s largest annual conference of conservative activists, Bolton, one of the hardest hardliners of the George W. Bush administration, spoke at length about Obama’s naiveté and how various nations – Russia, North Korea, Iran – will be exploiting the new president. The most dramatic moment of his speech may have been when he cracked a joke about the nuking of Obama’s hometown.
“The fact is on foreign policy I don’t think President Obama thinks it’s a priority,” said Bolton. “He said during the campaign he thought Iran was a tiny threat. Tiny, tiny depending on how many nuclear weapons they are ultimately able to deliver on target. Its, uh, its tiny compared to the Soviet Union, but is the loss of one American city” – here Bolton changes his tone subtly to prepare for the joke – “pick one at random – Chicago – is that a tiny threat?”
Bolton wasn’t the only one who thought this was funny. The room erupted in laughter and applause. Continue reading
(NaturalNews) – A diet including unlimited amounts of junk food can cause rats to become so addicted to the unhealthy diet that they will starve themselves rather than go back to eating healthy food, researchers have discovered.
In a series of studies conducted over the course of three years and published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, Scripps Florida scientists Paul Johnson and Paul Kenny have shown that rats’ response to unlimited junk food closely parallels well-known patterns of drug addiction — even down to the changes in brain chemistry.
“What we have are these core features of addiction, and these animals are hitting each one of these features,” Kenny said.
In their first study, the researchers fed rats on either a balanced diet or on the same diet plus unlimited access to junk foods purchased at a local supermarket, including processed meats and cakes. Within a short time period, the rats on the junk food diet began to eat compulsively and quickly became overweight. Continue reading
(NaturalNews) – For years, natural health proponents have been sounding the alarm about the dangers of new drugs being pushed on consumers. But is that a one-sided, inaccurate view? Not at all. In fact, new research now shows the problems with Big Pharma’s hugely hyped medications are far worse than most people have even dreamed. Independent reviewers found that about 85 percent of new drugs offer few if any new benefits — but they carry the risk of causing serious harm to users.
According to Donald Light, Ph.D., a professor of comparative health policy at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey who authored the study, the pharmaceutical industry is a “market for lemons” and Big Pharma spends a fortune to sell those lemons to the public. Continue reading
(NaturalNews) – Girls who undergo chest radiation as a cancer treatment are significantly more likely to develop breast cancer as little as eight years later, according to a study conducted by researchers from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York and published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
“Risk in women treated before puberty is not lower than that in those treated during adolescence, as suggested by some early studies,” they wrote.
The researchers reviewed the results of 12 prior studies that had looked at breast cancer risk in female survivors of childhood cancers. They found that patients who have undergone chest radiation as children suffer from an increased risk of breast cancer as little as eight years later. Continue reading
(CorbettReport) – Aidan Monaghan of 911Blogger.com joins The Corbett Report to discuss his tireless efforts to uncover government documents about 9/11 via Freedom Of Information Act requests. We discuss some of the information he has uncovered and how others can follow in this fruitful area of research. Continue reading
Alex talks with David MacMichael, a former CIA analyst who also served as an analyst for the National Intelligence Council from 1981-1983. MacMichael resigned from the CIA in July 1983 because he felt the Agency was misrepresenting intelligence for political reasons. He is a member of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, founding member of Association of National Security Alumni and the Association for Responsible Dissent, and an outspoken critic of the Iraq War. Mr. MacMichael talks with Alex about the impending attack on Iran. Continue reading
(RussiaToday) – Former US envoy to the United Nations says Israel has until August 21st to attack Iran’s nuclear sites. This is before Russia finalizes its shipment of nuclear fuel to Iran. So is an Israeli attack forthcoming? Wayne Madsen says that if there is an attack, multiple nations would join and there could be a major war ahead. Continue reading
See Also: (ActivistPost) – Federal Judge Revokes USDA Approval Of Monsanto’s Genetically Modified Sugar Beets – Read More Here
(Infowars) – Last Friday a federal judge imposed a nationwide ban on GMO sugar beets and it was overturned the next business day. Sugar beets comprise 50% of the sugar used in US food, and 95% of the sugar beets grown in the US are GMO. It is the jurisdiction of the US Department of Agriculture to determine whether plants are environmentally safe; this case is about whether the plants can cross pollinate (by wind, insects, etc) and contaminate other plants. This could have cost Monsanto billions of dollars. Continue reading
See Also: (RFERL) – Russian Scholar Warns Of ‘Secret’ U.S. Climate Change Weapon – Read More Here
“The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exits” — J. Edgar Hoover
(ActivistPost) – The weather forces of Earth are volatile indeed. Even in the human era we have passed through cataclysmic times of both fire and ice, destruction and rebirth; recorded throughout the world in legends and religious texts. Are the current weather events part of that natural wave pattern of upheaval and stability, man-made global warming, a cyclical eruption of the sun, or are there clear manufactured patterns emerging?
The HAARP project has been shrouded in secrecy and speculation since its inception. Despite recent high-profile attempts to access its inner workings, only more questions continue to emerge. Conclusions about its operational capacity are those that have caused a drift toward “conspiracy theory.” Defense operations have quite a history of harebrained boondoggle schemes that never become operational. However, weather modification (and weaponization) has been consistently discussed and researched by the military and the Elite to a level that indicates there is something worth pursuing. Let us look at a few things we know for certain: Continue reading
(Telegraph) – A decision to rescind endorsement of the drug would reignite the highly charged debate over US health care reform and how much the state should spend on new and expensive treatments.
Avastin, the world’s best selling cancer drug, is primarily used to treat colon cancer and was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2008 for use on women with breast cancer that has spread.
It costs $8,000 (£5,000) a month and is given to about 17,500 women in the US a year. The drug was initially approved after a study found that, by preventing blood flow to tumours, it extended the amount of time until the disease worsened by more than five months. However, two new studies have shown that the drug may not even extend life by an extra month. Read entire article
(PrisonPlanet) – Randomly pick a globalist scholar, one that is celebrated by academia and government alike, and you’ll find a can of worms under the crust, to be sure.
While reading a panel discussion on “achieving the MDGs by 2015: Preparing for the 2010 UN MDG Summit”, I stumbled upon recent remarks made by professor of health policy and management and director of the Columbia University based Earth Institute, Mr. Jeffrey Sachs. He stressed urgent need for population reduction. The person in charge of transcribing the discussion, made the following note: Continue reading
Warning graphic. No one in this video is dead, but it is still graphic in showing deformed people. Continue reading
(MSNBC) – Video: Feds getting “tremendous pushback from scientific community” over disappearing oil – View Video Here
(IntelHub) – Video: Fisherman and Families know Gulf Seafood is unsafe, DEMAND Dispersants stop being sprayed! – Read More Here
(WashingtonsBlog) – Relief Wells Delayed … New Tests Show “Gap” in Oil “Well Column” Causing Loss of Pressure … Does the Government Have ANY IDEA What It’s Doing?
An oil and gas industry veteran with 30 years experience who goes by the alias Fishgrease gave a pretty good recap of BP and the government’s record of failure in capping the oil well: Read More Here
(WashingtonsBlog) – Gulf Shrimpers Find Oil In Reopened Fishing Areas. Governnment Says “Shut Up”. Sierra Club Alleges Areas Were Solely Reopened to Limit BP’s Liability – Read More Here
(Truthout) – Uncovering the Lies That Are Sinking the Oil
The rampant use of toxic dispersants, out-of-state private contractors being brought in to spray them and US Coast Guard complicity are common stories now in the four states most affected by BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.
Commercial and charter fishermen, residents and members of BP’s Vessels Of Opportunity (VOO) program in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana have spoken with Truthout about their witnessing all of these incidents. Read More Here
(CNN) – Gulf oil traces spread east on sea floor, researchers say – Read More Here
(WashingtonPost) – Georgia scientists: Gulf oil not gone, 80 pct remains – Read More Here
(FloridaOilSpillLaw) – “Purple looking jelly stuff, three feet thick, floating all over, as wide as a football field” says former BP cleanup worker – Read More Here
(Reuters) – Gulf fishermen: oil tainted our waters, our trust
Some U.S. Gulf Coast fishermen say they have caught crabs with black-stained gills and others report seeing fish and marine life gathering strangely on the sea surface following the massive BP Plc oil spill.
They fear these abnormalities could point to a lasting and potentially devastating impact on their fishing grounds and livelihoods from the world’s worst offshore oil accident, and they say BP and the government may be downplaying the issue. Read More Here
Video: dead fish all over the east coast, lack of oxygen from gulf disaster – Continue reading
Former interim U.N. ambassador and leading neocon John Bolton went on Fox News on Friday and sounded the alarm bells over Russia’s pending delivery of nuclear fuel to Iran’s Bushehr reactor. If Israel plans to attack Bushehr, Bolton said, it must act now because allowing the Russians to load nuclear fuel rods at the site will make Iran “essentially immune from attack by Israel. Because once the rods are in the reactor an attack on the reactor risks spreading radiation in the air, and perhaps into the water of the Persian Gulf.”
“The fuel will be loaded on Aug 21. This is the start of the physical launch” of the reactor, said Sergei Novikov, a spokesman for Rosatom, the Russian Energy State Nuclear Corp. “From that moment the Bushehr plant will be officially considered a nuclear-energy installation.” Russia is currently operating under a $1 billion contract with Iran and has worked for over a decade on the reactor. Continue reading
(PlainDealer) – The Ohio Department of Health’s school-based fluoride mouthrinse program will be reinstated for the upcoming school year.
The health department suspended the program last year after state representatives passed a bill that required any prescription medications given to students in school to be administered by health professionals. Gov. Ted Strickland signed legislation in May that made an exemption for fluoride mouthrinse.
“Fluoride rinse programs are one tool to help eradicate dental disease for Ohio’s children,” said David Owsiany, executive director of the Ohio Dental Association, adding that preventing tooth decay can eliminate the need for more invasive and expensive care in a child’s future. Read entire article