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(NYTimes) – F.D.A. Weighs Penalties in Drug Recall

The Johnson & Johnson unit that recalled millions of bottles of liquid children’s Tylenol and other pediatric medicines last month may face criminal penalties, product seizures or other sanctions, an official from the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. Read More Here

(MyWayNews) – Uncertainty over Medicare pay sets doctors on edge

For the third time this year, Congress is scrambling to stave off a hefty pay cut to doctors treating Medicare patients – even as the Obama administration mails out a glossy brochure to reassure seniors the health care program is on solid ground.

The 21.3 percent cut will take effect June 1 unless Congress intervenes in the next few days. Recurring uncertainty over Medicare fees is making doctors take a hard look at their participation in a program considered a bedrock of middle-class retirement security. Read More Here

(C4L) – What’s Really Wrong with the Health Care Industry

On May 3, 2010, I gave a talk to a class of students studying public health policy at the University of Washington. I began the talk by asking the students how many of them believed that the current healthcare system in America was flawed; everyone in the class raised their hand. I then asked how many of them believed that the recently passed healthcare legislation, supported by President Obama, was a step in the right direction in reforming America’s healthcare system. Once again, everyone raised their hand. Read More Here

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(Bloomberg) – J&J Unit Pleads Guilty to Improper Topamax Marketing (Update2)

A Johnson & Johnson unit admitted it illegally marketing its Topamax epilepsy drug for other ailments, fulfilling part of an $81 million settlement reached in April with the government. Read More Here

(USAWeekend) – Most babies need a vitamin D supplement

New research suggests that almost all babies need a vitamin D supplement. According to a study in March published online in Pediatrics, only 5% to 37% of U.S. infants under age 1 meet the standard for vitamin D set by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2008: 400 international units a day. Only 1% to 13% of infants under age 1 get a vitamin D supplement today, the study says. Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – Dupont complains that Monsanto is running a seed market monopoly

Chemical and agricultural giant DuPont has accused rival Monsanto of maintaining a seed monopoly, in a complaint filed with the U.S. Departments of Justice and Agriculture. Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – If ultrasound destroys sperm, why is it safe for a fetus? – Mike Adams

Ultrasound is extremely damaging to the health of any unborn child (fetus). The natural health community has been warning about ultrasound for years, but mainstream medicine, which consistently fails to recognize the harm it causes, insists ultrasound is perfectly safe and can’t possibly harm the health of a fetus. Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – Hemp History Week, a look back at America’s hemp heritage

Let U.S. farmers grow hemp! This is the battle cry of those who recognize the value and history of hemp and lament the fact that domestic farmers have been unable to legally grow it for over 50 years. In an effort to change this, Vote Hemp and the Hemp Industries Association have announced May 17-23, 2010, as Hemp History Week, a time when patriotic Americans are encouraged to anchor and organize events in their hometown as part of a national grassroots, media and public education campaign about hemp. Read More Here

Video: Freedom Watch with Judge Andrew Napolitano

(Fox) – Various segments from Judge Andrew Napolitano’s show May 10th – Topics: Continuing Bush’s Foreign Policy; Drug Bust Gone Awry; Gary Johnson Shrank Government; Dealing with Fiscal Emergencies; Concerns for the Fed with guest Ron Paul – Continue reading

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(EHP) – An Inkling of Suspicion: Prenatal Exposure to PBDEs and Neurodevelopmental Impairment

A longitudinal cohort study of more than 150 U.S. children conducted over 7 years associates prenatal exposure to higher concentrations of polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants with lower scores on tests of neurodevelopment [EHP 118:712–719; Herbstman et al.]. This is the second recent epidemiologic study to link PBDEs with evidence of adverse effects on brain development, although differences in methodology between this and the other study [EHP 117:1953–1958; Roze et al.] make direct comparisons difficult. Read More Here

(CompletePatient) – The Food Rights Firestorm Spreads: Is Big Dairy Helping Regulators Use MA As Test to Bust Raw Milk Buying Clubs?

I’d like to personally thank the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for articulating its food-rights policy. I know, I don’t usually have nice things to say about the FDA, but I’m feeling appreciative because the agency has made it so much easier to explain the food-rights struggle to large numbers of people. Just to re-cap, the agency’s position, as articulated in its response to the suit filed by the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (described in my previous post), is three-fold:

–There’s no absolute right to any raw unprocessed food, unless the FDA says it’s okay;

–There’s no right to good health, except as approved by the FDA.

–There’s no right for citizens to contract privately for their food. Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – Recalled children’s Tylenol products were knowingly contaminated, says FDA – Mike Adams

The other day I wrote a story about the massive recall by McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, of its infants’ and children’s line of Tylenol products. An FDA inspection report found these drugs to be contaminated with dangerous bacteria (they did not disclose the actual type) as well as “foreign materials” that were visible as “dark or black specks”. But a recent story published by USA Today has revealed that McNeil actually knew about the bacterial contamination and kept shipping the products anyway. Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – New research shows grapes reduce risk for heart disease and diabetes

The millions of Americans with heart disease and type 2 diabetes didn’t develop these diseases out of the blue. Their disorders are the result of a cascade of problems including high blood pressure, insulin resistance, abdominal fat and other symptoms of metabolic syndrome. Now University of Michigan (U-M) scientists say they’ve found something that could help put the brakes on this downward spiral of ill health. It’s not a new drug but a delicious and easy lifestyle change: just eat grapes. Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – Drug side effects “neglected, restricted, distorted and silenced” by drug companies

New research shows that information on potentially lethal side effects of the blockbuster painkiller Vioxx was “neglected, restricted, distorted and silenced” by pharmaceutical giant Merck, writes London-based physician and author John Briffa in The Epoch Times. Read More Here

Don’t Be Fooled: Republicans Love Government Enforced Healthcare

(KurtNimmo) – Forget all the self-serving diatribes by Republicans about Obamacare. They are for government enforced health care. “Republicans were for President Barack Obama’s requirement that Americans get health insurance before they were against it,” the Associated Press reports this morning. Continue reading

MSM: Swine flu was as elusive as WMD. The real threat is mad scientist syndrome

(TheGuardian) – Let me recap. Six months ago I reviewed the latest bit of terrorism to emerge from the government’s Cobra bunker, courtesy of Alan Johnson, home secretary. Swine flu was allegedly ravaging the nation. The BBC was intoning nightly statistics on what “could” happen as “the deadly virus” took hold. The chief medical officer, Sir Liam Donaldson, bandied about any figure that came into his head, settling on “65,000 could die”, peaking at 350 corpses a day. Continue reading

Fighting Back: Ridding America of the Warmongers

Disgusted Americans who vote for politicians that talk peace yet, once elected, support wars, need to get active in between elections. Just voting every four years won’t hack it. Continue reading

Video: Chalmers Johnson Speaking Freely

Author of Blowback, The Sorrows Of Empire and Nemesis: The Last Days Of The American Empire, Chalmers Johnson has literally written the book on the concept of American Hegemony. A former naval officer and consultant of the C.I.A., he now serves as professor Emeritus at UC San Diego. Continue reading

MSM: Top Obama fundraisers get posts

(USAToday) – More than 40% of President Obama’s top-level fundraisers have secured posts in his administration, from key executive branch jobs to diplomatic postings in countries such as France, Spain and the Bahamas, a USA TODAY analysis finds. Continue reading

Barney Frank and the Planet of the Banks – Ralph Nader

What planet is Congressman Barney Frank on, anyway? It is the planet of the banks and other financial firms that keep his campaign coffers humming, as their chairman of the House Financial Services Committee. Continue reading

Take America Back From the Banks

Reining in the financial industry’s power and greed will be a long, hard-fought war. But it is one that must be fought Continue reading

The REAL Battle Over America’s Banking System

The battle to reform the American banking system needs to include reimposing the barrier between investment banking and depository banking (Glass-Steagall), pay incentives based on what is best for Americans and not just the top executives, the end of too big to fail, and other changes which are frequently discussed by financial writers. These are vital issues. Continue reading

Government Riots Against The Public

The totalitarian and privatized forces of this illegal government occupation are rising, in attacks against and upon the public, using the excuse of public demonstrations by the people to attack and crush any form of protest by people against the oppression and dictatorship that ‘The State’ has now become during this first decade of the New Millennium. Continue reading

Simon Johnson: “Barack Obama, Like Louis XIV Before Him, Knows Exactly What is Going On”

Many people assume that Obama doesn’t understand that his economic team – Summers, Geithner, Bernanke, Gensler and the boys – are preserving the status quo, and failing to make the fundamental reforms needed to stabilize the economy. Continue reading

Obama Recommends Congress ‘Renew’ Patriot Act Domestic ‘Surveillance Methods’

The Washington Post reports the Justice Department “recommended that Congress move swiftly with legislation that would protect the government’s ability to collect a variety of business and credit card records and to monitor terrorism suspects with roving wiretaps” set to expire 31 December 09. Continue reading

Let Us Not Become the Evil We Deplore – Amy Goodman

On Sept. 14, 2001, the U.S. House of Representatives considered House Joint Resolution 64, “To authorize the use of United States Armed Forces against those responsible for the recent attacks launched against the United States.” The wounds of 9/11 were raw, and the lust for vengeance seemed universal. Continue reading

Whose Economic Recovery?

President Obama’s highly anticipated health care speech started on a totally different subject: The economy. Continue reading

Video: Goldman Sachs, the US Treasury, and criminal corruption

This is an extraordinary 26-minute video documenting criminal conspiracy between Goldman Sachs and the US Treasury with information in front of all of us to see: Continue reading

Do We Really NEED The Giant Banks?

Bernanke, Summers and Geithner say that we can’t let the giant banks fail, because – without them – the economy will be starved of credit and we will be plunged into a depression.

This isn’t true. Continue reading

“Tolerance” is a Guise for Social Engineering

For centuries the Masonic central bankers who control Western society and culture have been pushing “tolerance.” Why? Continue reading

Government’s Swine Flu “Czar” To Become ABC Medical Reporter

Bioterrorism and infectious disease mouthpiece shifts from government to TV Continue reading

The Fourth Stage of America’s Karmic Destiny is Bankruptcy

The karmic destiny of America has four staqes and we have already reached stage four, Bankruptcy ~ where America continues to pour its economic resources onto global military misadventures, such as Afghanistan, while draining the economic health and safety of its citizens: Continue reading

The Audacity of Conceit

Intelligent idiots, smart fools, multi-degreed morons – lots of monikers could describe a category of individuals dismayingly prominent in the ruling elites of the West. They are the people so divorced from reality, so engrossed in bookish pursuits that – for all their undoubted intellectual accomplishments and often as a direct consequence thereof – they invariably end up with egg on their faces whenever they try to engage in practical activities. Continue reading

Bankster “Holiday” Planned for September?

Bob Chapman’s influential International Forecaster is reporting on the possibility of a so-called “bank holiday” planned for late August or early September. According to Chapman’s sources, U.S. embassies around the world are selling dollars and stockpiling money from respective countries where they operate. Continue reading

Obama Breaks Law In Govt. Watchdog Firing

Barack Obama violated a law that safeguards the independence of government agency watchdogs when he fired an inspector general who found that one of the president’s political supporters—a California mayor—misused federal funds. Continue reading

Denied Infamy: The Israeli Attack on the USS Liberty

Americans respond badly to treachery. This may explain why they went into WWII against Nazi Germany with determination but against Imperial Japan with rage, even though Hitler was decidedly the more vicious enemy. Continue reading

MSM: Chinese company to buy Hummer from GM

(MSNBC) – General Motors Corp. took a key step toward its downsizing on Tuesday, striking a tentative deal to sell its Hummer brand to a Chinese manufacturer, while also revealing that it has potential buyers for its Saturn and Saab brands. Continue reading

Navy Vet Honored, Foiled Israeli Attack – Ray McGovern

What’s the difference between murder and massacre?

The answer is Terry Halbardier, whose bravery and ingenuity as a 23-year-old Navy seaman spelled the difference between the murder of 34 of the USS Liberty crew and the intended massacre of all 294. Continue reading

Video: Fox News – Martial Law If It’s a Pandemic?

A segment on Fox News’ Fox and Friends this morning explored the issue of whether a swine flu pandemic could result in a declaration of martial law in America and a suspension of constitutional rights. Continue reading

Obama Campaign’s Multi-Million Dollar Propaganda Firm Deployed in Iraq to Advise on “New Media”

With Iraq in ruins, Obama sends a politically connected firm, along with reps from AT&T, Google, and Twitter to build ‘smart power’ in Baghdad. Continue reading

America is Being Looted

I have long been a cynic of the bailouts, and, unfortunately, I cannot detect even the slightest sliver of daylight between the prior and current administrations. The reason, I fear, is captured by this quote from Simon Johnson, the former Chief Economist at the IMF and current professor at MIT’s Sloan School of Management:

The crash has laid bare many unpleasant truths about the United States. One of the most alarming, says a former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, is that the finance industry has effectively captured our government

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Video: The Warren Report – “Liquidate the Banks; Fire the Executives!”

On Tuesday, a congressional panel headed by ex-Harvard law professor Elizabeth Warren released a report on Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s handling of the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP). Warren was appointed to lead the five-member Congressional Oversight Panel (COP) in November by Senate majority leader Harry Reid. From the opening paragraph on, the Warren report makes clear that Congress is frustrated with Geithner’s so-called “Financial Rescue Plan” and doesn’t have the foggiest idea of what he is trying to do. Here are the first few lines of “Assessing Treasury’s Strategy: Six Months of TARP”: Continue reading

Sacramento Tent-City an Alternative to the Control Grid

As our government wages economic warfare against its own people, the existence of a middle class dwindles and disappears. Regardless of your political outlook, the situation has become obvious and the gap between rich and poor widens everyday. In this shifting socio-economic landscape, where will the middle class find themselves? Continue reading

Toxic Chemical Releases Down Overall, Mercury and PCBs Up

While the report shows an overall improvement in toxic releases, it also shows a one percent increase in releases of persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic chemicals like lead, dioxin, mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls, PCBs. Continue reading

Empire of bases

Before reading this article, try to answer this question: How many military bases does the United States have in other countries: a) 100; b) 300; c) 700; or d) 1,000. Continue reading

MSM: IMF poised to print billions of dollars in ‘global quantitative easing’

The International Monetary Fund is poised to embark on what analysts have described as “global quantitative easing” by printing billions of dollars worth of a global “super-currency” in an unprecedented new effort to address the economic crisis. Continue reading